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Obituaries from August 2005

Junior Durham (08/30/05)
Junior Durham died on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center at Marion, Ill., at the age of 71. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Leotis "T" Odom (08/30/05)
Leotis "T" Odom , the son of the late George Buchanan and Vera Rebecca Turnage Odom, was born in Giltedge, Tenn., on Oct. 20, 1912, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at the age of 92. Mr. Odom moved to Southeast Missouri in 1924, when he was 12 years old had lived in Essex most of his life. ...
Marie Kinder (08/30/05)
Marie Kinder, the daughter of the late Lee and Clara Morgan Kinder Peterson, was born in Zalma on Aug. 19, 1908, and died at the Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis on Aug. 26, 2005, at the age of 97. Mrs. Kinder resided in Dexter most of her adult life until September of 1989 when she moved to St. Louis to live with her daughters. She was retired from the Elder Manufacturing Company where she worked as a machine operator. She was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ...
Elsie Warren (08/30/05)
Elsie Warren, the daughter of the late Isaac Leander and Falya Julian Harlan, was born in Grayridge on May 4, 1919, and died at her home in Dexter on Aug. 29, 2005, at the age 86. Mrs. Warren had lived in the Grayridge and Dexter communities all her life and moved to Dexter in 1975. She was member of the Grayridge General Baptist Church, the Dexter Hospital Auxillary and the D.A.V. Ladies Auxillary. She was retired from the Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter...
Kenneth Calvert (08/30/05)
Kenneth M. Calvert was born March 29, 1959, at St. Louis, and died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 46. He had formerly lived in Kansas City, Kan., for several years. On Jan. 23, 1983, he was united in marriage to Alice Phillips...
Curtis D. Coffey (08/26/05)
Curtis D. Coffey, son of the late Otto and Edna Zile Coffey, was born on March 15, 1933, near Essex and died in his residence at Dexter on Aug. 25, 2005, at the age of 72. Mr. Coffey had lived in Dexter most of his life and was a former employee of AmerenUE. He had a passion for hunting, golfing and woodwork. He enjoyed many great friendships through the years...
Herbert Cleo Rhine (08/26/05)
Herbert Cleo Rhine, son of Elsie Bolden Rhine and the late Cleo "Joe" Rhine, was born in Mt. Clements, Mich., on Aug. 18, 1949, and died at his home in Bloomfield on Aug. 18, 2005, at the age of 56. Mr. Rhine was a carpenter and had lived in Bloomfield all of his life. He was a member of the Eagles Aerie and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War where he was highly decorated...
Patricia Johnson (08/26/05)
Patricia Louise Owens Johnson, daughter of the late Orlie and Esley Stephens Owens, was born on Feb. 21, 1930, in Stoddard County and died in her home from cancer on Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at the age of 75. Pat was a lifelong resident of the Bernie area, graduated from Bernie High School in 1948, was active in the Bernie Alliance Church where she served as deaconess and taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed volunteering at the Bootheel Youth Museum...
Tammy Burnett (08/26/05)
Tammy Burnett, the daughter of Frank and Rita Turner Hunsperger, was born in St. Louis on Dec. 23, 1966, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at the age of 38. Ms. Burnett had lived in Dexter most of her life...
Cecil A. "Jake" McGowen (08/26/05)
Cecil A. "Jake" McGowen, son of the late William Andrew and Mezella Jane Craft McGowen, was born in Dudley on Feb. 25, 1931, and died at his home in Puxico on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2005, at the age of 74. Mr. McGowen had been a resident of the Puxico area all his life. He was a member of the Hobbs Chapel Church near Puxico...
Margaret Mast, (08/23/05)
Margaret Mast, a resident of rural Bloomfield, died on Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at her residence in Bloomfield at the age of 47. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Iva Louise Harty (08/23/05)
Iva Louise Harty, the daughter of the late Clayton and Nona Haney Wilfong, was born in Wayne County on Aug. 9, 1920, and died at the Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2005, at the age of 85. Mrs. Harty had lived in St. Louis from 1968 until 1987 when she moved to Wappapello. She was of the Baptist faith...
Donald R. Davis (08/23/05)
Donald R. Davis, Ph. D., 63, died Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005. Dr. Davis was born Sept. 16, 1941, in Senath. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Denise Davis; and a son, Donald Ray Davis, Jr. in 1986. Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Barbara Davis; daughters, Donna Sale and Shelly Doyen; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters; and four brothers...
Jerry Dewain Bridgeman (08/23/05)
Jerry Dewain Bridgeman, 54, of Qulin, was born Dec. 28, 1950, at Cape Girardeau, the son of Sylvester and Almeda Ladd Bridgeman, and died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at the Advance Nursing Center. He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of the U.S. Army...
John T. Van Dover (08/05/05)
John T. Van Dover, son of the late Grover C. Van Dover, Sr. and Eva F. Richardson Van Dover, was born in St. Louis on Oct. 3, 1936, and died at the Mulberry Manor in Dexter on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at the age of 68. Mr. Van Dover was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter and also the Knights of Columbus. Before moving to Dexter, he had resided in the St. Louis area...
Jerry Leon Summers (08/05/05)
Funeral services for Jerry Leon Summers, 75, of Enid were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2005, in Ladusau-Evans Chapel. Pastor Matthew Thoms officiated. Visitation was held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home. Interment followed in the Garden Chapel of Memorial Park Cemetery...
Pansy P. Jones (08/29/05)
Pansy P. Jones, the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Roxie Rittenberry Davis, was born in Aid on Oct. 3, 1910, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at the age of 94. Mrs. Jones had lived in the Aid area as a young woman and later lived in Oregon and East St. Louis, Ill. In 1965, she moved to Dexter and lived here until 1999 when she moved to the Gideon Care Center to live...
Floyd Earl Stevens (08/29/05)
Floyd Earl Stevens, son of the late George A. Stevens and Harriet Vaughn Stevens, was born on November 13, 1916 in Missouri and died in the San Leandro Hospital in San Leandro, Calif., on August 19, 2005 at the age of 88. Mr. Stevens was a 20-year veteran of the United States Navy, serving from 1941-1961, a former sheet-metal mechanic, a member of the Dexter Masonic Lodge number 532, a member of the Retired Enlisted Association, a resident of San Leandro, Calif., and formerly of Dexter...
Peggy Day (08/25/05)
Peggy Day, 79, of Columbia died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at her home. She was born April 9, 1926, in Puxico, the daughter of Orbay A. and Priscilla V. Thrower. On Aug. 29, 1948, she married C. LeRoy Day in Dexter, and he survives. Peggy graduated from Dexter High School and attended Culver Stockton College in Canton. After raising her sons, she worked as a real estate loan officer and in real estate sales...
Robert Stanley Sloatman (08/25/05)
Robert Stanley Sloatman was born Nov. 12, 1957, at Tucson, Ariz., the son of Robert Harold Sloatman and Peggy Ruth Hawkins, and died Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005. He was the grounds maintenance person in Pima County, Ariz. Survivors include two brothers, Tim Sloatman of Zalma and Mark Sloatman of Tucson; two sisters, Susan Hayden and Annie couture, both of Tucson, Ariz...
Cecil A. McGowen (08/25/05)
Cecil A. McGowen of Dudley died Thursday, August 25. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.
Tammy Burnett (08/25/05)
Tammy Burnett died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Herbert Cleo Rhine (08/25/05)
Herbert Cleo Rhine, son of Elsie Bolden rhine and the late Cleo "Joe" Rhine, died at his home in Bloomfield on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter...
Margaret Elizabeth Mast (08/24/05)
Margaret Elizabeth Mast, daughter of the late Joseph Overholt and Mary Ann Hershberger, was born on March 4, 1958, at Virginia Beach, Va., and died in her residence near Bloomfield on Aug. 22, 2005, at the age of 47. Mrs. Mast was a member of the Crowley's Ridge Mennonite Church at Bell City, a homemaker and a resident of rural Bloomfield...
Pansy Edmundson (08/24/05)
Pansy Edmundson, daughter of the late John and Alma Litzler, was born on Nov. 16, 1915, at Dudley and died in the Mark Twin Caring Center at Poplar Bluff on Aug. 20, 2005, at the age of 89. Mrs. Edmundson was a homemaker and a resident of Poplar Bluff...
Pansy Edmunson (08/22/05)
Pansy Edmunson, a resident of Poplar Bluff, died on August 20, 2005 in the Mark Twain Care Center at Poplar Bluff at the age of 89. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Gilbert W. Leonberger (08/19/05)
Gilbert W. Leonberger was born May 18, 1931, at Campbell and died Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2005, at John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis. He attended Pleasant Grove Community Church in Pyletown. He was a metal fabricator at Combustion Engineering in St. Louis for 37 years. After retiring, he moved to Poplar Bluff where he managed the Motor Harbor for a few years. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War...
Leonia May Patterson (08/19/05)
Leonia May Patterson, the daughter of the late Joe Cecil and Beulah Smith Hyatt, was born in Johnson County, Ark., on June 11, 1914, and died at the Beverly Health & Rehab Center in Bloomfield on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at the age of 91. Mrs. Patterson had lived in the Grayridge area most of her life...
Kathleen Corbin (08/17/05)
Mary Kathleen "Kay" Corbin was born in Bloomfield on March 23, 1912, to the late Charles and Zelma Jackson Maupin and died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at the age of 93. Mrs. Corbin was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield. She attended Bloomfield schools and Stephens College. She served as secretary to the late Judge George Munger and for many years was secretary to the superintendent of Bloomfield schools...
Leonia May Patterson (08/17/05)
Leonia May Patterson, 91, died Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at Beverly Health & Rehab Center in Bloomfield. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
John Robert Robertson, Sr. (08/16/05)
as born June 8, 1931, in Gideon, the son of Willie D. Robertson and Alpha Mae Prince Robertson, and died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005, at his residence in Malden. On Dec. 12, 1954, he was united in marriage to Marcella Nadine Sandusky at Hernando, Miss. He had worked for Pepsi Cola for 30 years and retired from the Malden schools in March after 15 years. He ws a member of Spoonerville Baptist Church in Malden, having served as deacon and teaching Sunday School for many years...
Kathleen Corbin (08/16/05)
Kathleen Corbin, a resident of Bloomfield, died Monday, Aug. 15, 2005, at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
James O. Richard (08/15/05)
James O. Richard, alias "Big Jim--the Muffin Man", of Marshfield, formerly of Dexter and Poplar Bluff, died on Aug. 11, 2005, at St. John's Regional Health Center, Springfield. He was born April 29, 1931, to the late John and Katie Monroe Richard. Jim was a professional truck driver for many years. His grandchildren were the greatest pleasure in his life next to his baking giving pleasure to others...
Spencer Hinman (08/15/05)
Spencer H. Hinman, the son of Mark and Leanne Steffan Hinman of St. Peters, was born on June 7, 2002, and died at his home in St. Peters of natural causes on Aug. 9, 2005 at the age of three. Surviving are his parents, Mark and Leanne Hinman of St. Peters; one sister, Emily Hinman of St. Peters; and grandparents, Larry and Connie Hinman of Dexter, Kitty Steffan and George Steffan, both of St. Peters...
Margaret Pritchard (08/15/05)
Margaret Pritchard, daughter of the late Augustus Grier and Ida Coleman Grier, was born on June 6, 1918, at Buford, Ga., and died in the Mulberry Manor at Dexter on Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at the age of 87. Mrs. Pritchard was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter, was the former nurse to Dr. Harold Poe in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Jessica Poe (08/12/05)
Jessica Ann Bridwell Poe, daughter of Jerry W. and Betty Roberts Bridwell of Benton, was born on June 13, 1979, at Cape Girardeau and died in her residence at Bloomfield on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005, at the age of 26. Mrs. Poe was an employee for Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston, a resident of Bloomfield, formerly of Benton...
Margaret Pritchard (08/12/05)
Margaret Pritchard, a resident of Dexter, died on Aug. 12, 2005, in the Mulberry Manor at Dexter at the age of 87. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Truman Bertrand Hufford (08/10/05)
Truman Bertrand Hufford of Malden died Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 76. He was of the Pentecostal faith and a retired truck driver/minister. Born Sept. 17, 1928, at Glennonville, he was the son of the late Earl W. and Myrtle B. Keaster Hufford. He married Loretta Earnheart...
Criss Ward (08/10/05)
Master Sergeant Criss Ward, son of Joyce McComb Ward of Cherokee Village, Ark., and the late James Eugene Ward, was born on Nov. 4, 1948, at Piggott, Ark., and died in the residence of his mother-in-law at Dexter on Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at the age of 56...
Miranda Celeste Dowdy (08/10/05)
Miranda Celeste Dowdy, daughter of Cynthia Dowdy of Poplar Bluff, was born on Jan. 8, 1993, at Poplar Bluff and died near Acorn Ridge on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at the age of 12. Miranda attended the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses of Poplar Bluff, had completed her sixth grade year in the Poplar Bluff School District and was a resident of Poplar Bluff...
Glen Duckworth (08/09/05)
Glen E. Duckworth, son of the late Earl "Tump" Duckworth and Verna "Susie" Escue Duckworth, was born July 14, 1935, at Dexter and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Friday, Aug. 5, 2005, at the age of 70. Mr. Duckworth was a supervisor at the Department of Correction in the Probation and Parole Office, a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, verteran of the Air Force, and a resident of Dexter...
Criss Ward (08/09/05)
Criss Ward, a resident of Jefferson City, formerly of Dexter died on Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, in Dexter at the age of 56. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Miranda Dowdy (08/09/05)
Miranda Dowdy, a resident of Poplar Bluff, died on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at rural Bloomfield at the age of 12. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Glen Duckworth (08/08/05)
Glen Duckworth, a resident of Dexter, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2005, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 70. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Vernon Teeters (08/03/05)
Vernon P. Teeters, son of the late Jacob A. Teeters and Cora Herring Teeters, was born March 29, 1921, at Leachville, Ark., and died in his home in Bernie on Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, at the age of 84. He was united in marriage to Verna C. Clubb on July 5, 1941, at Bloomfield. She preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 1998...
Donald Ray (08/02/05)
Donald Ray, the son of the late James Henry and Violet Cook Ray, was born in Manila, Ark., on April 29, 1941, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, July 31, 2005, at the age of 64. Mr. Ray had lived in Cape Girardeau for 30 years and had resided in Dexter the past 17 months. He was retired from Sam's Club #6479 in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Cape Girardeau and was a veteran of the U.S. Army...
Wilma Mae Hill (08/02/05)
Wilma Mae Hill, 74, of Paragould, Ark., died Monday at Greene Acres Nursing Home. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist belief. Survivors include her husband, Allen Hill of Paragould, Ark.; three daughters, Anna Felty and Judy Peel, both of Paragould, Ark., and Karen Exelby of Dexter; one son, Allen Hill of Paragould, Ark.; one sister, Betty Holcomb of Batesville, Ark.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild...
Sibyl Wilson (08/02/05)
Sibyl Wilson, the daughter of the late Tom S. and Annie Laura Barnes Woodson, was born in Monett, Ark. on Sept. 6, 1915, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on July 30, 2005, at the age of 89. Mrs. Wilson had been a resident of Morehouse since 1969. She had also lived in Ft. Hood, Texas, Flint, Mich. and in Florida before moving to Morehouse. She was a home maker and a member of the Oneness Pentecost faith...
Lela G. Marquis (08/02/05)
Lela G. Marquis, the daughter of the late Willie and Hattie Mae Warren Duck, was born in Dyer, Tenn., on Oct. 5, 1917, and died at the Beverly Health Center in Bloomfield on Sunday, July 31, 2005, at the age of 87. Mrs. Marquis had lived in Malden until 1954 before moving to Dexter. She was retired from Elder Manufacturing where she was a seamstress for over 30 years...
Theresia Ann Whitworth (08/02/05)
Theresia Ann Whitworth, 51, and the daughter of the late Opal and Lucille Wakefield Whitworth, died Saturday, July 30, 2005, in Selmer, Tenn. She was a former resident of Parma. She moved from Parma to Selmer, Tenn., a few years ago. Surviving are one sister, Francis Fay Pipkins of Selmer, Tenn...
Vernon Teeters (08/02/05)
Vernon Teeters, a resident of Bernie, died Aug. 1, 2005, at his residence in Bernie at the age of 84. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Sibyl Wilson (08/01/05)
Sibyl Wilson, 89, a resident of Morehouse, died Saturday, July 30, 2005, at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements will be announced later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Morehouse. Burial is planned in the Bernie Cemetery.
Iva Louise Park (08/01/05)
Iva Louise Park, the daughter of the late Elva Molinza and Iva Lee Dye Wakefield, was born in Townley on Jan. 18, 1931, and died at the UMA Trauma Center in Little Rock, Ark., on Thursday, July 28, 2005, at the age of 74. Mrs. Park was a resident of Benton, Ark...
Charles L. McGowen (08/01/05)
Charles L. McGowen, son of the late Thomas W. McGowen and Bertha Jackson McGowen, was born on July 19, 1923, in Dunklin County and died in his residence near Dexter on Thursday, July 28, 2005, at the age of 82. Mr. McGowen was a former member of Sugar Tree General Baptist Church in Dexter where he had served as deacon, a former welder at Arvin Automotive in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of Dexter...