Obituaries from June 2005
Grace M. Darby
Grace M. Darby, 98, and a resident of Essex, died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, June 24, 2005.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Lucille Acre, daughter of Frank Alexander and Beadie Gulledge Alexander, was born Oct. 11, 1918, at Broseley and died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at Piggott Community Hospital in Piggott, Ark. A homemaker, she had lived in Broseley most of her life. On Feb. 17, 1938, she was united in marriage to Curtis Acre, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1978...
Gladys Nadine Shafer, daughter of the late Orville Duley and Ruth Schaffer Duley, was born on Oct. 20, 1927, at Malden and died in the Laclede Grove Nursing Center at Webster Groves on Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at the age of 77. Mrs. Shafer was a former resident of the Dexter area and had been residing in St. Louis for the past few years...
Tommie Lucille Stubenrauch
Tommie Lucille Stubenrauch, 78, of Kelso, and formerly of Bloomfield, died Sunday, June 19, 2005, at 5:30 a.m. at her residence. She was born Jan. 6, 1927, at Painton, the daughter of Thomas H. and Mary Jan Faughn Harmon. She married Herman Emil Stubenrauch on Sept. 20, 1947, at Chaffee. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 1999...
William Eisenhart, son of the late William Eisenhart and Marie Meyer Eisenhart, was born Aug. 17, 1920, in St. Louis and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Saturday, June 18, 2005, at the age of 84. Mr. Eisenhart was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter and the former maintenance superintendent for the University City School District in St. ...
Elvis Layton, son of the late Albert and Elsie Grace Layton, was born at Bloomfield on April 9, 1923, and died at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Sunday, June 19, 2005, at the age of 82. Mr. Layton had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield community. ...
Bertha Violet Sapp
Bertha Violet Wood Henely Sapp, daughter of the late William and Martha Stenson Mills, was born in Bertrand on Aug. 30, 1911, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Saturday, June 18, 2005, at the age of 93. Mrs. Sapp had lived in Risco and Parma for many years before moving to Bernie four years ago. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church...
Richard D. Wells, Sr.
Richard D. Wells, Sr. of Dexter died June 16, 2005, at St. Louis University Hospital at the age of 48. Survivors include two children, Rick Wells of Plainfield, Ill., and Matt Wells of Jerseyville, Ill.; two brothers, Denis Wells of Granite City, Ill., and Kevin Wells of Fenton; two sisters, Diana Wells of Woodriver, Ill., and Debbie Summers of Dexter; parents, Albert L. Wells, Sr. and Neoma Medlock Wells...
James L. Culverhouse
James L. Culverhouse, the son of the late Daniel Price and Jessie Lee Bass Culverhouse, was born in Shreveport, La., on Jan. 6, 1936, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on June 20, 2005, at the age of 69. Mr. Culverhouse had lived in Mendin, La., most of his life and had lived in Dexter the past three years. ...
Wilda Mae Menley
Wilda Mae Menley, 73, a resident of Dexter, died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, June 17, 2005.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter.
Marguerite R. "Becky" Welch Hunt
Marguerite R. "Becky" Welch Hunt was born Oct. 19, 1946, at For Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Mr. Welch and Marjorie Lee Harvey Welch, and died Tuesday, June 14, 2005, at Boone Hospital in Columbia. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Sedalia. She was a member of the American Heart Association, a registered nurse, and had graduated from the University of South Western Louisiana...
Julious Hampton, a resident of Malden, died on June 13, 2005, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 83.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Andrew Donaldson, a former resident of Bernie, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at the age of 53. Visitation will be held from noon - 1 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2005, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie...
Richard "Red" Arnold
Richard "Red" Arnold, son of the late Hobert Allen and Severina Corso Arnold, was born in Christopher, Ill., on Aug. 6, 1940, and died Saturday, June 11, 2005, at the John J. Pershing Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 64. Mr. Arnold was a former resident of Illinois before moving to Dexter 27 years ago. Mr. Arnold was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving two years during the Vietnam War. He was a retired farmer and was of the Pentecostal faith...
Annetta Varble, daughter of the late Ernest and Nora Pike Williams, was born in Uniontown, Ky., on Sept. 28, 1907, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on June 13, 2005, at the age of 97. Mrs. Varble had lived in Leora community most of her life. She and her husband had owned and operated a store in Leora. She was a member of the Leora Missionary Baptist Church and the Puxico Eastern Star...
Dorothy L. Fowler
Dorothy L. Fowler, 84, of Advance was born Jan. 11, 1921, in Bell City, daughter of John and Carrie Reutzel Lockhart, and died Sunday, June 12, 2005, at Crowley Ridge Healthcare in Dexter. She was a member of People's Church in Advance. On Sept. 13, 1941, Dorothy and Donel Fowler were united in marriage at Jackson, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 2000...
Mary Watts, the daughter of the late Robert and Nellie Williams Dockery, was born at Conran, Mo. on July 25, 1920 and passed away at her home in rural Bloomfield on June 1, 2005 at the age of 84 years. On October 22, 1945 at Bloomfield she was married to Otis Watts...
Russell O. Stilts
Russell O. Stilts, 82, of Weatherford, Texas, formerly of Advance, was born Sept. 22, 1922, at Cape Girardeau, the son of the late Joseph Frederick and Pearl Marie Stilts Cato, and died June 2, 2005, at Campbell Health Systems in Weatherford, Texas...
Richard M. Breland, son of Bonnie Johnson Crayne of Russellville, Ark., and the late Richard C. Breland, was born July 31, 1952, at Willow Springs and died in his residence at Dexter on Wednesday, June 1, 2005, at the age of 52. Mr. Breland was a former employee of the Chrisman Art Gallery in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Mary Elizabeth Gray Hester Edwards
Mary Elizabeth Gray Hester Edwards was born on Nov. 11, 1921 at Rockwall, Texas, the daughter of James Andrew Gray and Amanda Louisa Thompson. She died Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Piggott Community Hospital at the age of 83. On April 5, 1946, she married Gilbert Christman Hester. He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1978. She later married Harlan Kade Edwards on June 28, 1983, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 2000...
Mary Jo Prater
Mary Jo Prater, daughter of the late Noah Richard Garner and Manerva Riddle Garner, was born on Sept. 18, 1922, and died in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Monday, June 27, 2005, at the age of 82. Mrs. Prater was a former employee of R.L. Polk Advertising Company, a former resident of Stoddard County and a resident of Southgate, Mich...
Everett Lee Botts
Everett Lee Botts, a resident of Bernie, died Wednesday, June 29, 2005, in the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Eddie Parris, a former resident of Dexter, died on Wednesday, June 29, 2005, in Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City, Ill., at the age of 51. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
James Wm. "Bill" Trout
James Wm. "Bill" Trout, the son of the late James Ora and Dottie Mae Wright Trout, was born in Campbell Dec. 29, 1925, and passed away at the Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis Friday, June 24, 2005, at the age of 79. Mr. Trout had lived in the Puxico area all of his life. ...
Mabel A. Fish
Mabel A. Fish, 70, of Alton, Ill., was born Sept. 7, 1934, at Zalma, the daughter of Paul and Mary Moore Hamlin, and passed away Saturday, June 25, 2005, at her home. Mrs. Fish was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. She married Carl Fish Oct. 15, 1949, and he preceded her in death Oct. 2, 1983...
Rosalee McKuin, daughter of the late Jesse Bryant Collins and Ethel Marie Williams Collins, was born Oct. 4, 1928, at Clinton, Ark., and departed this life at her residence in Bernie Sunday, June 26, 2005, at the age of 76. Mrs. McKuin was a homemaker and a resident of Bernie...
Esther Elloise Carson
Esther Elloise Carson, daughter of the late Bransford Wilmath and Ida Phillips Wilmath, was born Sept. 4, 1918, at Essex and departed this life in her daughter's residence at Dexter Monday, June 27, 2005, at the age of 86. Mrs. Carson was of the Nazarene faith, a farmer, a former employee of Brown Shoe Company, a former employee of Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter, had cleaned houses in the Bernie area and was a resident of Bernie...
Mary Belle Fowler
Mary Belle Fowler, the daughter of the late Everett and Elizabeth Peck Scott, was born near Dudley on May 22, 1929, and passed away at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff Saturday, June 25, 2005, at the age of 76. She lived in Puxico most of her life and was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico. She was a homemaker...
John Edwin Mouser, Esq.
John Edwin Mouser, Esq., the son of the late Neal and Minnie McDaniel Mouser, was born in St. Louis Feb. 8, 1928, and passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Tuesday, June 21, 2005, at the age of 77 years, 4 months and 13 days. His valiant fight over, John succumbed to the ravages of Parkinson's Disease on June 21, 2005. He bore his illness with an uncomplaining gentleness and love for those around him. His quick wit and stimulating conversations made him every ones favorite dinner guest...
Nerine Brandt, a resident of Jenks, Okla., formerly of Advance and Sikeston, was born Aug. 31, 1921, in Mt. Levi, Ark., and died Friday, June 24, 2005, at Grace Living Center in Jenks, Okla., at the age of 83. She was the daughter of Martin Hanson Lund and May Graves...
Grace M. Darby
Grace M. Darby, the daughter of the late Louis and Effie Branson Grim, was born in Frisco on Nov. 30, 1906, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, June 24, 2005, at the age of 98. She had lived most of her life in Essex. She had worked as a machine operator at Elder's Manufacturing. She attended the Assembly of God Church in Essex...
Lois Charlene Cross Goza
Lois Charlene Cross Goza, the daughter of the late Charley and Sarah Wilson Carl, was born in Poplar Bluff on March 4, 1936, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at the age of 69. Mrs. Goza had lived in Dexter since 1977 and was a member of Faith Fellowship Full Gospel Church in Dexter...
Harold A. Aarant, son of the late Minor Aarant and Anne Long Aarant, was born June 29, 1920, in Chidister, Ark., and died on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 84. Mr. Aarant was a member of First General Baptist Church in Dexter, a retired truck driver for Hart Transportation, worked for Bud Shell Ford in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Happy anniversary to us
Fifty-one years ago today my husband and I (ages 18-20, almost) exchanged marriage vows at the Methodist Church in Hernando, Mississippi. My mother had planned to accompany us since I actually lacked four weeks being 18, but my sister became ill so we asked our Sunday School teacher (the late Alberta Underwood Stoker) at 1 a.m. no less, to accompany us...
Polly Nora McWaters Schuerenberg, 64, of Sikeston, was born Feb. 10, 1941, the daughter of the late William L. and Nora Colson McWaters, and died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was married to Curtis T. Wilson of Fanbush, Ky., and was later married to the late William L. Schuerenberg of Sikeston...
Wilda Mae Menley
Wilda Mae Menley, the daughter of the late Jess H. and Alie Eagan Horn, was born in Strawberry, Ark., on July 4, 1931 and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on June 17, 2005 at the age of 73. Mrs. Menley had lived in Bloomfield since 1954 and was a member of the Church of Christ in Bloomfield...
Elsie Mae Ridenour
Elsie Mae Ridenour, the daughter of the late Oscar Edward and Betty E. Jarrells Masterson, was born near Dexter on May 25, 1915, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on June 9, 2005, at the age of 90. Mrs. Ridenour had lived in the Dexter community most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sadlers Chapel United Methodist Church near Dexter...
Bonnie Christman, the daughter of the late Emmett and Ora Sager Parks, was born in Bloomfield on Nov. 29, 1926, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on June 8, 2005, at the age of 78. Mrs. Christman had lived in the Dudley and Dexter communities most of her life...
John W. Hofmann
John W. Hofmann, the son of the late John William, Sr. and Irene Curry Hofmann, was born in Toledo, Ohio, on Jan. 1, 1925, and died in Florence, Ala., on Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the age of 80. Mr. Hofmann had been a resident of the Shoals since 1952 and was a former resident of Detroit, Mich. He served with the First Marine Division during World War II inthe South Pacific. He attended Delta State on a football scholarship and briefly played professional football in Detroit...
James E. Ross
James E. Ross, the son of the late Edgar and Adelia Brennecke Ross, was born in Parma on Nov. 13, 1929, and died at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia on Saturday, May 19, 2005, at the age of 75. Mr. Ross was retired from the Tribune as a printer. He was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church and an avid book reader...
Mary Alice Springs
Mary Alice Springs, 82, of Sikeston, died on Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at 7:04 p.m. at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born on Nov. 25, 1922, in Stoddard County to the late Henry F. and Christine York Stanley. She was a housewife, homemaker and a member of Tanner Street Church of God where she had been a children's Sunday School teacher for many years. She married Harold "hot Shot" Springs on Nov. 1, 1941, in Charleston, and he survives of the home in Sikeston...