[Nameplate] Fair ~ 86°F  
High: 90°F ~ Low: 71°F
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Obituaries from April 2005

Gertrude Patrick (04/27/05)
Gertrude Elenora Patrick, 87, died Monday, April 25, 2005, at her home in Bloomfield. She was born Oct. 10, 1917, in Grayridge to the late Robert and Clara Umble. Visitation will be held at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield on Friday, April 29, 2005, after 9 a.m...
Wilma Shell (04/26/05)
Wilma Shell, daughter of the late Clarence Gray and Jessie Layton Gray, was born on Dec. 4, 1927, at Bloomfield and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Monday, April 25, 2005, at the age of 77. Mrs. Shell was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, a former secretary for the United States Government working in the military records center at St. Louis and a resident of Dexter...
Barbara Musgraves (04/29/05)
I am home in heaven dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty, In this everlasting light. Barbara Ann Musgraves, 67, of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born Feb. 1, 1938, in Risco, the daughter of Clyde and Hazel Furrow Horner. She and Jimmy Ray Musgraves were married June 3, 1956, at Bloomfield...
Cindy Brown (04/29/05)
Cindy Bohannon Brown, daughter of Gene and Betty Ross Bohannon of Sikeston, was born July 28, 1958, at Sikeston and died in her residence near Dexter on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at the age of 46. Cindy was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dexter, a former member of the Salcedo Baptist Church, a homemaker, had previously worked part-time as a real estate agent and a substitute school teacher. She was a resident of rural Dexter...
Cindy Brown (04/28/05)
Cindy Brown, a resident of rural Dexter, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in her residence at the age of 46. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
O.F. Rodgers (04/27/05)
O.F. Rodgers, son of the late Pleasant Levi Rodgers and Ida Dorris Rodgers, was born on Nov. 3, 1911, near Essex and died on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 93. Mr. Rodgers was of the Baptist faith, a retired carpenter, and a resident of Dexter...
Lloyd Alfred Rodery (04/27/05)
Lloyd Alfred Rodery, the son of the late LeOtis and Laura Elizabeth Richardson Rodery, was born in Grant, Mich., on Dec. 26, 1952, and died at his home in Parma on Sunday, April 24, 2005, at the age of 52. Mr. Rodery was a resident of Parma and a former resident of Michigan. He had served in the U.S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Lori Elizabeth Rodery; and twin brother, Floyd Rodery...
Mary Joann Woodard (04/27/05)
Mary Joann Woodard, the daughter of the late Eugene and Letha Metcalf Elliott, was born in Brushy Knob on June 13, 1956, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Saturday, April 23, 2005, at the age of 48. She had been a resident of the Springfield area for many years and moved to Dexter in 1995. She was employed at Tyson Foods in Dexter and was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Gertrude Patrick (04/26/05)
Gertrude Patrick died at her home in Bloomfield on Monday, May 25, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
O.F. Rodgers (04/26/05)
O.F. Rodgers, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2005, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 93. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Helen Endecott (04/26/05)
Helen Lee Endecott, 77, homemaker, died Saturday, April 23, 2005. Visitation was held from 1-8 p.m. Monday, April 25, 2005, at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Road, Derby, Kan. 67037. Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, 2005, at Woodlawn United Methodist Church...
Mary Joann Woodard (04/26/05)
Mary Joann Woodard, the daughter of the late Eugene and Letha Metcalf Elliott, was born in Brushy Knob on June 13, 1956, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Saturday, April 23, 2005, at the age of 48. She had been a resident of the Springfield area for many years and moved to Dexter in 1995. She was employed at Tyson Foods in Dexter and was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
William Luther Stephens (04/26/05)
William Luther Stephens, son of the late William Everet Stephens and Dollie Lucille Mason Stephens, was born Sept. 17, 1932, at Bernie and died in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., on Saturday, April 23, 2005, at the age of 72...
Robert Lane (04/24/05)
Robert Lane, son of the late George Wesley Lane and Ellen Elizabeth Dunham Lane was born on February 14, 1918 at Essex and departed this life in his residence at Dexter on April 22, 2005 at the age of 87. Mr. Lane was a member of the Trotter General Baptist Church near Essex, a retired farmer, a former member of the Masonic Lodge, a former resident of Essex and a resident of Dexter...
Eugene Arthur "Art" Broadhurst (04/21/05)
Eugene Arthur "Art" Broadhurst, the son of the late James Henry and Mildred F. Herron Broadhurst, was born in Pittsburg, Kan., on Dec. 18, 1911, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the age of 93...
John W. Wood (04/21/05)
John W. Wood, the son of the late Carl and Clara Ruth Holland Wood, was born in Marston on Sept. 19, 1937, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the age of 67. Mr. Wood had been a resident of Southeast Missouri all his life and in Dexter the past 46 years. He had owned and operated his own concrete construction company and was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church...
Felix Blocker (04/21/05)
Felix Blocker, son of the late Joe Blocker and Elizabeth Albertson Blocker, was born April 1, 1922, at Senath and died at his residence in Bernie on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the age of 83. Mr. Blocker was a machine operator at the Bernie IXL for 28 years until his retirement and a member of the Bernie Church of Christ...
Dalles Lindell Reagan (04/20/05)
Rev. Dalles Lindell Reagan, 73, of London Dr., Murray, Ky., died on Sunday, April 17, 2005. He was born in Marquand on Aug. 23, 1931. He retired in 1996 after pastoring three churches in Missouri (Knob Lick and Cornwall Assemblies of God from 1960-1966 and Bloomfield Assembly of God from 1966-1996) along with his wife of 48 years, Wanda Mae Barker Reagan. Most recently, he attended Trinity Christian Center Church of God in Murray, Ky...
Betty Smith (04/20/05)
Betty Smith, daughter of Velma Markley Dean Collum and the late Joe Dean, was born in Lovington, N.M., on Jan. 11, 1931, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico on Monday, April 18, 2005, at the age of 74. She had been a resident of the Puxico area for more than 50 years. ...
Van Harris Kilmer (04/20/05)
Van Harris Kilmer, son of the late Roy and Mayme Harris Kilmer, was born in Dexter on Dec. 4, 1939, and died at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the age of 65. Mr. Kilmer had been a resident of Dexter most of his life, and moved to Sikeston in June 2001. He graduated from the Murray State College in 1964. He was a retired MFA Insurance agent and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy...
John Wood (04/20/05)
John Wood of Dexter died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, April 19, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter. Information will be available on our recorded information line at 573-624-9600 in Dexter or 888-860-9600 from other local areas as available...
Felix Blocker (04/20/05)
Felix Blocker, a resident of Bernie, died Tuesday, April 19, 2005, in his residence at the age of 83. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Russell Dale Harris (04/20/05)
Russell Dale Harris, 57, of Glen Allen, died Monday, April 18, 2005, at his residence. He was born Sept. 9, 1947, in Birds Corner, son of Russell Nolan and Ann Eaton Harris. Mr. Harris was a construction worker for several years. Survivors include two sons, Charles Harris of Bloomfield and Brian Harris of Dexter; one brother, Roger Eaton of Florida; and two grandchildren...
Eugene Arthur "Art" Broadhurst (04/20/05)
Eugene Arthur "Art" Broadhurst, son of the late James Henry and Mildred F. Herron Broadhurst, was born in Pittsburg, Kan., on Dec. 18, 1911, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the age of 93...
Jasper Dempster "J.D." Troxell (04/20/05)
Jasper Dempster "J.D." Troxell, son of the late Fleary LyCirgus Troxell and Nellie Hughes Dean Troxell, was born Nov. 28,1922, at Red Bud, Ark., and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, at the age of 82. Mr. Troxell spent his early childhood days in the rural Morehouse area. ...
James Howard McBride (04/19/05)
James Howard McBride, son of the late Dee Dudley and Ella Marie Barnett McBride, was born in Thornton, Ark., on June 16, 1921, and died at his home in Belton, Texas, on Sunday, April 17, 2005, at the age of 83. Mr. McBride had lived in Southeast Missouri many years ago. ...
Leo Gerhart Steinbrueck (04/19/05)
Leo Gerhart Steinbrueck, 94, died Saturday, April 16, 2005. His wife of 61 years, Aurelia Fick Steinbrueck, died April 2, 2005. They were residents of Webster Groves. Survivors include four sons, Leo Steinbrueck of Dexter, Richard Steinbrueck of Valrico, Fla., Roger Steinbrueck of Saranac Lake, N.Y., and Kenneth Steinbrueck of Affton; two brothers, William Steinbrueck of Wentzville and Henry Steinbrueck of Ellisville; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren...
J.M. Patton (04/19/05)
J.M. Patton, son of the late Joseph and Virgie Green Patton, was born in Puxico on May 11, 1929, and died at St. Louis University on Sunday, April 17, 2005, at the age of 75. He had lived in Southeast Missouri all his life and had lived in Parma since 1947. He was a Baptist. Mr. Patton was a retired school bus driver and mechanic. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M...
Leslie F. Cox (04/19/05)
Leslie F. Cox, son of the late Floyd Cox, Sr. and Marjorie Fellows Cox, was born July 19, 1946, at Dexter and died Sunday, April 17, 2005, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 58. A lifelong resident of Stoddard County, Mr. Cox graduated from Dexter High School in 1964. He was drafted into the United States Marine Corps and served in Viet Nam, attaining the rank of Lance Corporal before being honorably discharged in 1972...
Jasper Dempster "J.D." Troxell (04/19/05)
J.D. Troxell, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday morning, April 19, 2005, in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Arvel Newton Gough (04/17/05)
Arvel Newton Gough, son of the late William A. Gough and Addie Gillis Gough, was born June 2, 1916, at Dexter and died in the Malden Nursing Center on Friday, April 15, 2005, at the age of 88. Mr. Gough was a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church of rural Bernie. He had farmed in his earlier years and later had worked at the Bernie Public Schools as a custodian until his retirement...
Harry Maldonado (04/17/05)
Harry Maldonado, son of Crescencia Ortiz Maldonado of Dexter and the late Manfredo Maldonado, was born on March 25, 1959 near Parma and died at his residence in Batesville, Miss., on April 14, 2005 at the age of 46. Harry was of the Catholic faith, a heavy equipment operator for W.W. Contractors at Sardis, Miss., and a former resident of Dexter...
Arvel Gough (04/15/05)
Arvel Gough, a resident of Bernie, died on April 15, 2005, in the Malden Nursing Center at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Harry Maldonado (04/15/05)
Harry Maldonado, a former resident of Dexter, died in his residence at Batesville, Miss., on April 14, 2005, at the age of 46. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral home in Dexter.
Helen Crow (04/15/05)
Helen Crow, daughter of the late Hubert Cox and Fronie Washam Cox, was born March 14, 1925, at Bethel Springs, Tenn., and died in Missouri Southern Healthcare on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the age of 80. Mrs. Crow was a member of the Hopewell General Baptist Church near Essex, a homemaker and resident of rural Dexter...
Bobby Welch (04/14/05)
Bobby Welch, son of the late Manuel Welch and Daisy Rusche Welch, was born on May 26, 1932, at Grayridge and died in St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at the age of 72. Mr. Welch was a retired truck driver for PTI, a veteran of the United States Army serving in the Korean War and a resident of Dexter...
Gloria Bernice Cronan (04/14/05)
Gloria Bernice Cronan, 70, of Malden, was born Feb. 13, 1935, and died Monday, April 11, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau. She was the daughter of the late Edward Eli Eagan and Mattie Marie Eagan. Survivors include her husband, Welton Cronan of Malden; three daughters, Gloria Jean Causey of Campbell, Kimberly Sue Kerr of Parma, and Mary Elizabeth Cronan of Malden; two sons, Samuel Hite of Cape Girardeau and Bruce Cronan of Malden; three step-daughters, Vicki Bergan of Lewiston, Idaho, Cathy Ruvio of Springfield, and Tammy Fisher of Las Vegas, Nev.; two step-sons, Rick Cronan of Dexter and David Cronan of Lewiston, Idaho; one foster child, Debra Thompson of Parma; two brothers, Bill Eagan of Ider, Ala., and Bob Eagan of Burton, Mich.; three sisters, Patricia Follo of Burton, Mich., Marie Doyle of Tawas, Mich., and Sandy Eagan of Lansing, Mich.; 16 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.. ...
Helen Crow (04/14/05)
Helen Crow, a resident of rural Dexter, died on April 13, 2005, in Missouri Southern Healthcare at the age of 80. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2005, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2005, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Joyce A. Gray (04/12/05)
Joyce A. Gray, the daughter of the late James Robert and Sara Melissa Ford Gray, was born in Marston on July 22, 1945, and died at her home near Puxico on Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the age of 59. She was a former resident of Marston and had lived in Puxico the past 25 years. She was affiliated with the Baptist church, liked to garden, watch westerns and enjoyed her grandchildren...
Billy Marion Williamson (04/12/05)
Billy Marion Williamson, the son of the late Roy Harry and Minnie Lee Crutcher Williamson, was born in Essex on July 1, 1922, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Monday, April 11, 2005, at the age of 82. Mr. Williamson had been a resident of Essex all his life and graduated from Essex High School in 1941. ...
Constance E. Antrim (04/12/05)
Connie Antrim, daughter of the late Asa Morris and Pearl Cornell Morris, was born on Jan. 7, 1937, at Hinsdale, Ill., and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, April 11, 2005, at the age of 68. She was united in marriage to Charles Antrim on May 1964 at Peoria, Ill. Mr. Antrim survives of the home in Essex...
Darren Howard (04/07/05)
Darren Scott Howard, son of Judy Harmon Denney of Conyers, Ga., and the late Billy Howard, was born June 17, 1963, at Dexter and died in the Newton Medical Center at Covington, Ga., on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at the age of 41. He was of the Methodist faith, an excellent handyman and jack of all trades. He was a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of Covington, Ga...
Velva Louise Morgan Bright (04/07/05)
Velva Louise Morgan Bright, the daughter of the late Ernest Morgan and Alma Robinson Morgan Dunn, was born in Acorn Ridge on Feb. 17, 1940, and died at the Grandview Manor Nursing Home on Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the age of 65. Mrs. Bright had lived in the Kansas City area since 1985 where she worked at the Church of the Nazarene Headquarters until she was medically retired. ...
John Ross (04/07/05)
John Ross, son of the late Charley Monroe Ross and Grace Louise Kanady Ross, was born on May 8, 1938, in Stoddard County and died in his residence near Dexter on Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at the age of 66. Mr. Ross was a shop foreman for Allen Christian Buick for 37 years, a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of rural Dexter...
John Curtis Ross (04/06/05)
John Ross, a resident of Dexter, died April 5, 2005, at his residence in Dexter at the age of 66. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Archie Merrell Duley (04/05/05)
Archie Merrell Duley, son of the late Archie D. and Lucy L. Blevins Duley, was born in Dexter on Feb. 18, 1918, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare facility in Dexter on Sunday, April 3, 2005, at the age of 87. Mr. Duley had been a residen tof Dexter most of his life. He was a self-employed carpenter and attended the General Baptist Church...
Hilma L. Hagg (04/05/05)
Hilma L. Hagg, 93, died Saturday, April 2, 2005. Visitation was held from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2005, at Senter-Smith Mortuary in Mulvane, Kan. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at Mulvane united Methodist Church...
W.J. "Dub" Crutcher (04/05/05)
Dub Crutcher, son of the late John Loyd Crutcher and Eliza Shobe Crutcher, was born Sept. 4, 1915, at Essex and died in the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Sunday, April 3, 2005, at the age of 89. Mr. Crutcher was a self-employed real estate appraiser, a member of the Essex United Methodist Church, a member of the State Board of Conservation, Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, and a member of Ducks Unlimited...
Aurelia Ella Steinbrueck (04/05/05)
Aurelia Ella Steinbrueck, 87, died Saturday, April 2, 2005. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Leo, and four sons, Leon Steinbrueck of Dexter, Richard Steinbrueck of Valrico, Fla., Roger Steinbrueck of Saranac Lake, N.Y., and Kenneth Steinbrueck of Affton; sister, Elsie Ravens; brothers, Vernon and Elmer; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren...
Emma L. Swinger (04/05/05)
Emma L. Swinger, daughter of the late J.W. Littell and Edna Capps Littell, was born on April 12, 1916, at Avert and died at Mulberry Manor in Dexter on Monday, April 4, 2005, at the age of 88. Mrs. Swinger was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Dexter, Order of Easter Star in Dexter, a member of the Frisco Extension Club, and a resident of Dexter...
Charles Edward Norton (04/03/05)
Charles Edward Norton of Poplar Bluff, beloved husband, father and friend, journeyed from this earth to his Savior's arms on March 31, 2005, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Charles was a gift to this earth on March 6, 1934. His love for family and friends guided his ways and meant more to him than anything else. ...
Mary Breece (04/01/05)
Mary Breece, daughter of the late Louis and Roxy Vlahandres, was born Jan. 28, 1922, at Lansing, Mich., and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, March 30, 2005, at the age of 83. Mrs. Breece was a homemaker and resident of Dexter...
Milford Leon Hinkle (04/01/05)
Milford Leon Hinkle, 77, of Advance, was born Jan. 22, 1928, near Advance, the son of the late Otto and Lola Borders Hinkle, and died on Thursday, March 31, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He retired after working as an assembler for General Motors for 30 years. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Greenbrier. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II...
Barbara Sue Mims (04/01/05)
Barbara Mims, daughter of the late Willie Lee and Ollie Bell Pruitt Lee, was born on Sept. 4, 1940, at Kennett, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Thursday, March 31, 2005, at the age of 64. Mrs. Mims was a former employee of the Paramount Hat Factory in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...