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Obituaries from September 2005

Clarence H. Sitz (09/27/05)
Clarence H. Sitz, the son of the late James and Grace Land Sitz, was born in Essex on Nov. 1, 1907, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at the age of 97. He had lived in Michigan from 1926 until 1955 when he returned to Essex where he farmed for many years...
Billy Joe Richard (09/27/05)
Billy Joe Richard, the son of the late John W. and Eva Duren Richard, was born in Stoddard County on Jan. 16, 1937, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at the ae of 68. He had been a resident of the Puxico area all his life. ...
William Fortner (09/27/05)
William Fortner, son of the late Clyde Fortner and Lillie Allstun Fortner, was born on July 13, 1929, at Flint, Mich., and died in his residence at rural Dexter on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005, at the age of 76. Mr. Fortner was a retired carpenter, a veteran of the United States Army, and a resident of rural Dexter...
Vivian Gary (09/27/05)
Vivian Gary, daughter of the late Oren L. Harris and Emma Weeks Harris, was born on Feb. 27, 1921, at Jackson, Tenn., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Sept. 25, 2005, at the age of 84. On July 3, 1937, she was united in marriage to Charles W. Gary. Mr. Gary preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 1977...
Jerry Gregory (09/25/05)
Gerald "Jerry" Gregory, son of Margaret Frensko of Benld, Ill., and the late Lester Gregory, was born on Jan. 8, 1948, in St. Louis and died in his residence at Dexter on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at the age of 57. Mr. Gregory attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter, was a cement finisher, a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Vietnam War and a resident of Dexter...
Doris Thomas (09/25/05)
Doris Marie Thomas, the daughter of the late Harvey and Mabel Darr Green, was born near Bloomfield on July 3, 1940, and died at her home in Dexter on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at the age of 65. She had moved to Las Vegas, Nev., many years ago where she worked and retired from Caesar's Palace as a change maker. She returned to Bloomfield in 1994 and had moved to Dexter a few months ago. She was attending the Bloomfield Assembly of God Church...
Gerald "Jerry" Gregory (09/23/05)
Gerald "Jerry" Gregory died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, in his residence at Dexter at the age of 57. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Doris Thomas (09/23/05)
Doris Thomas, 65, of Dexter, died at her home in Dexter on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Mildred M. Maddox (09/23/05)
Mildred M. Maddox, daughter of the late Frank S. and Bertha Wills Goble, was born in Puxico on Aug. 6, 1913, and died at the AuSable Valley Home in Cumins, Mich., on Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at the age of 92. Mrs. Maddox had lived in St. Louis where she and her husband operated a grocery store in the 1930s. ...
Donald G. Heiligtag (09/23/05)
Donald G. Heiligtag, the son of the late Raymond and Esther Pogue Heiligtag, was born in St. Louis on Nov. 28, 1936, and died at the Puxico Nursing & Rehab Center in Puxico on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at the age of 68. Mr. Heiligtag lived in St. Louis until moving to Puxico seven years ago. He enjoyed racing cars and fishing. He was a heavy equipment operator with Perkins Contracting in St. Louis and a member of Local Union #513...
Ruth M. Williams (09/23/05)
Ruth M. Williams, the daughter of the late John Lewis and Stella Nelson Barber, was born in Dexter on Sept. 14, 1918, and died at her home in DeSoto on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at the age of 87. She had lived in St. Louis for many years and moved to her daughter's in DeSoto several weeks ago. Mrs. Williams had retired from McDonnell-Douglas in St. Louis, and she was a member of the Stephen Memorial United Methodist Church in Overland. She enjoyed gardening and working in her yard...
Elizabeth Emily Austin (09/23/05)
Elizabeth Emily Austin, 90, of Bloomfield died Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at the Beverly Healthcare Center in Bloomfield. Mrs. Austin was born May 23, 1915, at St. Louis. A retired L.P.N., she was a member of the Assembly of God Church. In 1967, she married Ralph Everett Austin. He preceded her in death in 1997...
Carl Foster (09/22/05)
Carl Foster, son of the late William Edgar Foster and Laura Boss Foster was born on Feb. 25, 1923, at Fornfelt and died in his residence near Dexter on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005, at the age of 82. Mr. Foster was of the Assembly of God faith, a retired plaster contractor, a veteran of the United States Navy having served in World War II, and a resident of rural Dexter...
Harold Dunnegan (09/21/05)
Harold V. Dunnegan, the son of the late Harry and Ruby West Dunnegan, was born near Bell City on Feb. 14, 1923, and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at the age of 82. On June 5, 1948, he was married to Wilma Baker, and she survives of the home near Bloomfield. ...
Jenny Roberson (09/16/05)
Jenny Roberson died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, in her residence at Bloomfield at the age of 54. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Harold V. Dunnegan (09/16/05)
Harold V. Dunnegan, 81, a resident of rural Bloomfield died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Dale J. Eskew (09/16/05)
Dale J. Eskew, son of the late Curtis and Eva Martin Eskew, was born in Dexter on July 15, 1941, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at the age of 64. He had moved to St. Louis in 1962 and returned to Dexter in 2003. He was retired and had worked at Bodine Aluminum where he was a maintenance mechanic...
Lottie Clark, (09/06/05)
Lottie Clark, a resident of Bloomfield, died Sept. 5, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Mary Irene Sisk Carter (09/06/05)
Mary Irene Sisk Carter, 77, of Springfield, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005. She was born May 5, 1928, in Dexter to William and Bertha Wader. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home in Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, in Gorman-Scharpf Brentwood Chapel in Springfield...
Brent Robinson (09/06/05)
Virdie May Shaver (09/06/05)
Virdie May Shaver, daughter of the late Hiram Franklin McCanless and Lucinda Emerson McCanless, was born on Sept. 1, 1913, at Savannah, Tenn., and died in the Beverly Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Dexter on Sept. 2, 2005, at the age of 92...
Mattie Jane Smith (09/06/05)
Mattie Jane Smith, daughter of the late Fielen Young Johnson and Virginia Medley Johnson, was born Feb. 16, 1935, at Poplar Bluff and died int he Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility at Dexter on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at the age of 70. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Church of God in Dexter, a former welder at ArvinMeritor in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Katherine Talkington Sheppard (09/04/05)
Katherine Sheppard, the daughter of the late H. Berkley and Jewel Turner Talkington, was born in Russellville, Ark., on Sept. 14, 1926, and died at her daughter's home in Hernando, Miss., on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at the age of 78. Mrs. Sheppard grew up in Risco and graduated from high school there. ...
Lillie Mae Wright (09/04/05)
Lillie Mae Wright, 82, daughter of the late Willis McCan and Lusendy Miles McCan, was born Nov. 19, 1922, and died Sept. 1, 2005, at Beverly Health & Rehab in Dexter. She was a member of Jehovah's Witness. She was married to James Wright in September 1978...
Katherine Talkington Sheppard (09/02/05)
Katherine Talkington Sheppard, 78, and the daughter of the late H. Berkley and Jewel Turner Talkington of Dexter, died in Hernando, Miss., Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Home of Dexter...
Carma L. Findley (09/02/05)
Carma L. Findley of Pontiac, Mich., died Aug. 31, 2005, at the age of 94. He was the beloved husband of Ruth for 65 years, dear father of Lois (James) Snow of Pontiac, Mich., Neil (Susan) Findley of Lake Orion, Mich., and Tim (Susan) Findley of Shelby Township, Mich.; loving grandfather of nine; and great-grandfather of 13...
James Alfred Medley (09/02/05)
James Alfred Medley, a resident of Broseley, died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He had lived at Broseley most of his life and graduated from Broseley High School. He was a member of the Fisk General Baptist Church since 2002 where he served as deacon and Sunday School teacher. ...
Roger Brigman (09/02/05)
Roger Wayne Brigman, son of Quitman Jack Brigman of McRae, Ark., and the late Jean Elizabeth Tillet Brigman, was born on Nov. 12, 1966, at Dexter and died near Bernie on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at the age of 38. Roger was a farm laborer and a resident of rural Bernie...
Vivian Gary (09/30/05)
A memorial service will be held for Vivian Gary at the Bernie United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2005, at 2 p.m. Mrs. Gary had been living at Central Gardens in Dexter for the past two and one-half years. Before that, she lived in Bernie for over 25 years. Memorials may be sent to the Bernie United Methodist Church, Box 280, the Bernie Library Building Fund, 111 N. Allen Street, or the Stoddard County Children's Home in Bloomfield...
Vivian Lee Statler (09/29/05)
Vivian Lee Statler, daughter of the late Leonard and Ophra Walker Rose, was born in Stoddard County on March 20, 1929, and died at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, at the age of 76. Mrs. Statler spent the first part of her life in the Bloomfield community. ...
Ferdinand Sturm (09/29/05)
Ferdinand Nicholas Sturm, 88, of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 13, 1916, in Marion, Ill., son of Edward George and Elizabeth Krumery Sturm. He and Ruth Estes were married Dec. 4, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 30, 2000...
Jenny Roberson (09/19/05)
Jenny Roberson, daughter of Judy Gaddis Foushee, of Bloomfield and the late J.B. Foushee, was born on July 2, 1951 at Dexter and died at her residence in Bloomfield on September 15, 2005, at the age of 54. Mrs. Roberson was affiliated with the First Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield, a housewife and a resident of Bloomfield...
Katherine Southerland (09/19/05)
Katherine Southerland, daughter of the late Andrew and Effie May Anderson was born at Aid on February 6, 1910 and died on September 15, 2005 in Rochester, NY at the age of 95. Mrs. Southerland was an elementary school teacher for over 30 years. She was married to Robert L. Southerland. He preceded her in death...
Bertha Eaker Robison Parker (09/15/05)
Bertha Eaker Robison Parker, a resident of Elder Care of Marble Hill, died on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, at the age of 94. Mrs. Parker was born Bertha Mae Eaker, Nov. 10, 1910, at Lutesville, the daughter of Montgomery Eaker and Clara Peter Lambert. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Eaker Bragg and Alpha Eaker Groseclose; a brother, Homer Eaker; and a half-brother, Robert Lambert...
Dale Eskew (09/15/05)
Dale Eskew, 64, died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Roy Vernon Hastings (09/13/05)
Roy Vernon Hastings, the son of the late Sherdan and Amy Huback Hastings, was born in Poplar Bluff on July 22, 1928, and died at the John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at the age of 77. He had lived in St. Louis for many years and moved to Bell City15 years ago. Mr. Hastings was a retired custodian and maintenance worker with the St. Louis County Library. He attended the Apostolic Church of God and had served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II...
Ruby Thelma Rhoades (09/13/05)
Ruby Rhoades, daughter of the late George W. Frazier and Julie M. Riley Frazier, was born on March 29, 1919, at Conway County, Ark., and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare Facility in Dexter on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2005, at the age of 86. Mrs. Rhoades was a former custodian at Furguson, Florissant R#2 School District, a member of First Assembly of God Church in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Margaret Garner (09/13/05)
Margaret Garner, daughter of the late Fred Temples and Christa Haynes Temples, was born on April 14, 1913, at Dexter and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at the age of 92. Mrs. Garner was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Roger Brigman (09/01/05)
Roger Brigman, a resident of Bernie, died on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, near Bernie at the age of 38. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.