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Obituaries from March 2007

Richard "Richie" L. Sterling, Jr. (03/30/07)
Richard "Richie" L. Sterling, Jr., the son of Rick Sterling and Sharon Parr Rowell, was born in Sikeston on June 4, 1969, and died in Sikeston on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at the age of 37. He was a resident of Morehouse. Surviving are one daughter, Lindsey Nicole Sterling of Sikeston; one son, Richard Lee Sterling, III, of Sikeston; his father and step-mother, Rick and Claire Sterling of Sikeston; his mother, Sharon Rowell of Morehouse; one brother, Ashley Doss Sterling of Sikeston; one sister, Michelle Sterling of Morehouse; his grandmother, Naomi Parr of the home in Morehouse; step-fathers, Russell Laminack and Rowell.. ...
Dale Orton (03/29/07)
Dale Orton, 51, of Poplar Bluff died Monday, March 26, 2007, at St. Louis University Hospital. Mr. Orton was born on July 24, 1955, in St. Louis. He was a forklift operator for Nordyne and a long time resident of Poplar Bluff. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking outdoors...
Lillas Heacox (03/29/07)
Lillas Heacox, 84, died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 20, 1922, in Essex, daughter of the late John and Lela Sylvia Mae (Tucker) Triplett. She was a member of the Nazarene Church, Rebekah Lodge, V.F.W. Auxiliary, Henry Meldrum American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Election Board...
Questa Ward (03/29/07)
Questa Ward died on Wednesday, March 28, 2007, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 29. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Virginia Wilhite (03/28/07)
Virginia Wilhite, daughter of the late Frank Crain and Grace Crump Crain, was born Aug. 3, 1926, at Bernie and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at the age of 80. Mrs. Wilhite was a homemaker, a Baptist, and a resident of rural Dexter...
Nelson Otis Kitchen (03/28/07)
Nelson Otis Kitchen, the son of the late Lewis Oliver Kitchen and Olive Ellen Christian Kitchen, was born in Bernie on April 1, 1914, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Friday, March 16, 2007, at the age of 92. He had resided around the Puxico and Dexter areas all his life. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Dexter. He was a retired truck driver...
Frona Geneva Pruitt (03/28/07)
Frona Geneva Pruitt, 91, of Poplar Bluff, died Sunday, March 11, 2007, at the Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff. Mrs. Pruitt was born Nov. 26, 1915, in Swinton. She was a member of Cornerstone Tabernacle in Poplar Bluff and had retired as an inspector for Elders Garment Factory after 20 years of service. Mrs. Pruitt enjoyed working in her yard, planting flowers and gardening...
Marion "Doug" Triplett (03/28/07)
Doug Triplett, son of Shirley Lee Simmons Triplett of Grayridge and the late Marion Norman Triplett, was born on March 4, 1961, in Dexter and died in Gasconade County on Monday, March 26, 2007, at the age of 46. Doug graduated from Richland High School in 1979 and attended Three Rivers Community College for two years. ...
Wanda Williamson (03/28/07)
Wanda Williamson, a resident of Bloomfield, died March 27, 2007, in the Missouri Delta Medical Center at Sikeston at the age of 68. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Rondle R. Penick (03/27/07)
Rondle R. Penick, the son of the late John Fletcher and Leona Johnson Penick, was born in Brookland, Ark., on Jan. 12, 1915, and died at the Sells Nursing Home in Matthews on Saturday, March 24, 2007, at the age of 92. Shortly after his birth, his family moved back to the Dexter, Bernie area where he grew up. ...
R. L. Hester (03/27/07)
R. L. Hester, son of the late Dan Hester and Minnie Baker Hester was born on March 28, 1921, near Dexter and died on March 26, 2007, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 85. R. L. was a pastor at various United Methodist churches in the state of Missouri until retirement in 1986. ...
Virginia Wilhite (03/27/07)
Virginia Wilhite, a resident of rural Bernie, died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at the age of 80. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Donald Merritt (03/26/07)
Donald Floyd Merritt, 72, of Hillsdale, Ill. who died March 23, 2007 died at his home in Hillsdale, Ill.. Funeral services will be 10a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at Calvary Church of the Quad Cities 4417-53rd Street, Moline, Ill. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd. 6601-38th Ave, Moline. Ill. Burial will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice, Bettendorf, Iowa...
Rondle Penick (03/26/07)
Rondle R. Penick, the son of the late John Fletcher and Leona Johnson Penick, was born in Brookland, Ark., on Jan. 12, 1915, and died at the Sells Nursing Home in Matthews, Mo., on Saturday, March 24, 2007, at the age of 92. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter...
Virginia Smothers (03/23/07)
Virginia Smothers, daughter of the late William "Lonnie" Rhoades and Katie Mae Montgomery Rhoades was born on Nov. 19, 1931, in Cleveland, Ark. and died on March 21, 2007, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 75. Virginia was united in marriage to Edward L. "Bus" Smothers, her husband of 58 years, on June 1, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. Mr. Smothers survives of the home in Dexter...
Lula Rutledge (03/22/07)
Lula Mae Rutledge, daughter of the late Thomas Nolan and Lucinda McKenny Nolan, was born on July 21, 1921, at Vardamon, Miss., and died in the Golden Living Center of Malden on Sunday, March 18, 2007, at the age of 85. Mrs. Rutledge had worked as an outreach worker with D.A.E.O.C. of Dexter. She was a member of the Mt. Calvary Church of Parma and a resident of rural Parma...
Virginia Smothers (03/22/07)
Virginia Smothers, a resident of rural Dexter, died on March 21, 2007, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 75. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2007, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday. A complete obituary will be published in Friday's edition of The Daily Statesman...
Noble Bollinger (03/22/07)
Noble Elgin Bollinger, son of the late Dan and Ella Pritchett Bollinger, was born at Bell City on Jan. 3, 1927, and died at his home neaer Swinton on March 19, 2007, at the age of 80. Mr. Bollinger retired as a truck driver for Wetteau Wholesale in Hazelwood in 1988 after 38 years of service. He very much enjoyed farming, raising cattle and spending time with his family. On July 21, 1958, he was married to Melissa may Cooley, and she preceded him in death on June 1, 1982...
Jim Daniels (03/20/07)
Jim Daniels, the son of the late Leonard Daniels and Isabelle Henderson Daniels, was born in Clarksville, Ark., on Sept. 11, 1943, and died at the St. Bernards Regional Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., on March 17, 2007, at the age of 63. He was a former resident of the Dexter area but had resided in Paragould, Ark., the last 14 years. He was of the Protestant faith...
Alice Ewing (03/20/07)
Alice J. Ewing, 99, died March 13, 2007, at Grace Living Center. Services were scheduled at the First Presbyterian Church, Norman, Okla. Burial was in Machpelah Cemetery, Lexington. Local services were under the direction of Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman, Okla...
Laveda Moore (03/20/07)
Laveda Moore, daughter of the late Arthur Elwood Crump and Goldie M. Chatman Crump, was born in Malden on Nov. 15, 1924, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the age of 82. Mrs. Moore moved from Malden to Dexter on Oct. 21, 1939, where she resided until her passing. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Noble Bollinger (03/20/07)
Noble Bollinger died at his home near Swinton on March 19, 2007. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Lula Rutledge (03/20/07)
Lula Rutledge was born on July 21, 1921, and died in the Golden Living Center at Malden on March 18, 2007, at the age of 85. Funeral arrangements are currently incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Elza Chaney (03/16/07)
Elza "Breck" Chaney, son of the late Samuel Lee and Flora Hawks Chaney, was born in Puxico on July 23, 1922, and died at the Garden View Care Center in O'Fallon on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, at the age of 84. On Feb. 24, 1946, he was married to Rita Nadine Shull in Pocahontas, Ark. She preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 1994...
Wanda Parks (03/16/07)
Wanda Lee Parks, the daughter of the late Roy and Ethel Wright Hyslop, was born in Dexter on Sept. 1, 1923, and died at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on March 14, 2007, at the age of 83. Mrs. Parks had lived in the Dexter area all her life. She was a Baptist...
Joe Hampton (03/14/07)
Joe M. Hampton, the son of the late David and Mary Hamlett Hampton, was born near Steele on Oct. 4, 1921, and died at the Grandview Healthcare Center in Washington on March 12, 2007, at the age of 85. He had lived in St. Charles and Robertsville most of his life. He lived in Dudley and New Madrid from 1992 until 2006 when he moved to Beaufort. He was a retired plumbing contractor...
David Horrick (03/14/07)
David E. Horrick, son of the late Harry E. Horrick and Hazel Jamison Horrick, was born on March 1, 1953, at Gary, Ind., and died in his residence at Dexter on March 12, 2007, at the age of 54. Mr. Horrick was retired from the United States Navy where he served as an electronic technician...
Norma Jolena McBride (03/12/07)
Norma Jolena McBride, the daughter of the late Silas Marion and MInnie Viola Hartline Crain, was born in Bernie, Missouri on March 31, 1918 and passed away at the Missouri Southern Healthcare Facility in Dexter, Missouri on March 8, 2007 at the age of 88 years, 11 months and 8 days...
Sharon Lee Howard (03/12/07)
Sharon Lee Howard, daughter of Francis Frost Diamond Christensen of Mitchell, South Dakota and the late Thomas Diamond, was born on July 21, 1943 at Armour, South Dakota and departed this life in the St. Louis University Hospital on March 7, 2007 at the age of 63...
Lillie Gromer (03/09/07)
Lillie Myrtle Gromer, the daughter of the late John H. Ritchie and Francis Consoliar Barber Ritchie, was born in Hartman, Ark., on April 30, 1928, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at the age of 78. Mrs. Gromer had moved to Missouri in 1944, lived in Essex from 1969 until she moved to Dexter. ...
Norma McBride (03/09/07)
Norma McBride, the daughter of the late Silas Marion and Minnie Viola Hartline Crain, was born in Bernie on March 31, 1918, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday, March 8, 2007, at the age of 88. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2007, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter...
Michael Greene Sr. (03/09/07)
Memorial Services for Michael D. Greene were held Monday, March 5, 2007, at 10 a.m. in the Hillcrest Baptist Church, 2005 Ford Chapel Rd., Lufkin, Texas, with Reverend Jimmy Hedges and Brother Horace Fletcher officiating. Mr. Greene was born Oct. 16, 1960, in Missouri and died on March 1, 2007 in Lufkin, Texas...
Patsy Jennings (03/08/07)
Patsy Doris Jennings, daughter of the late John Oliver Wilson and Eathel Ella Losh Wilson, was born on May 20, 1936, at Campbell, and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at the age of 70. Mrs. Jennings had worked before her retirement at Brown Shoe Company in Bernie and also at the Hat Factory in Dexter. She was a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church of rural Bernie...
Christine Wilson (03/07/07)
Christine Elizabeth Clark Wilson, the daughter of the late Everett Lee and Mary Inez Hopkins Clark, was born in Pocahontas, Ark., on Aug. 30, 1924, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at the age of 82...
Helen Wilson (03/07/07)
Helen Wilson was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Blytheville, Ark., to Charles Whitley and Tennie Bell Forrest. On Jan. 10, 1942, she married Miles Wilson, Jr., and to this union seven children were born. Her husband, Miles, one infant daughter at birth, her father and mother, her first grandson, Mark Thomen, granddaughter, Erica Wilson, and her son-in-law, Tony Cross, preceded her in death...
Maxine Harper (03/06/07)
Maxine Harper, daughter of the late Ben and Blanche Stanberry Stroud, was born in Wayne City, Ill., on Jan. 9, 1930, and died at the Sikeston Convalescent Home in Sikeston on Saturday, March 3, 2007, at the age of 77. Mrs. Harper had lived in Morehouse most of her life. She had worked at the International Shoe Factory and National Lock in Sikeston...
Weldon Huffman (03/06/07)
Weldon Huffman, son of John Elmer Huffman and Alice G. Kinnison, was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Cape Girardeau and died Nov. 19, 2007, at Pontiac, Mich., at the age of 82. He had been a former resident of Bollinger and Cape Girardeau counties. Mr. Huffman was united in marriage to Ella Scott in 1954...
Lawrence Glenn (03/06/07)
Lawrence Ernest Glenn, son of the late Robert Edgar and Mary Carrie Buchanan Glenn, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2007, in the Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., at the age of 81. Mr. Glenn was a retired pilot, a veteran of World War II and the Korean War where he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, a member of the Centerville United Methodist Church and a native of Acorn Ridge...
Michael Greene Sr. (03/06/07)
Michael Dewayne Greene, Sr., the son of Fay and Marilyn Sutt Greene, was born in Bernie on Oct. 16, 1960, and died at the Lufkin, Texas Memorial Specialty Hospital in the Hospice Ward at 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2007, at the age of 46. Mr. Greene was a member of the First Baptist Church in Essex and had been retired from Tyson Foods in Dexter where he resided for many years until his death...
Eileen Crowe (03/06/07)
Eileen Crowe, daughter of the late Harvey and Martha Jennings McRoy, was born at Bloomfield on Dec. 25, 1929, and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on March 3, 2007, at the age of 77. Mrs. Crowe had spent all her life in the Bloomfield Community. On May 16, 1946, she was married to Noel Crowe, and he preceded her in death on April 9, 1975...
Louise Coburn (03/02/07)
Louise Coburn, daughter of the late Edward and Lelia Crain Sifford, was born at Bloomfield on Oct. 7, 1918, and died March 1, 2007, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews at the age of 88. Mrs. Coburn had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield Community. She was retired from A.S.C.S. ...
James Malloy (03/02/07)
James Malloy, son of the late William Haney Malloy and Tellie Martin Malloy was born on April 5, 1932, at Appleton, Ark. and died at his residence in Essex on Feb. 28, 2007, at the age of 74. Mr. Malloy was a Veteran of the United States Army, a farmer, a member of the Harvest Assembly of God Church in Essex and a resident of Essex...
Genn Lanier (03/02/07)
Glenn Dale Lanier, 79, of Malden was born July 6, 1927, at Senath, the son of William V. Lanier and Martha Gertrude Palmer Lanier, and died Monday, Feb. 26, 2007, at Cape Girardeau. On Feb. 15, 1948, he and Evelyn Adell Garland were united in marriage at Piggott, Ark. She preceded him in death on Jan. 10, 1999...
Dorman Steelman (03/02/07)
Dorman Lloyd Steelman, 81, died March 1, 2007, at the Salem Memorial District Hospital in Salem. Born on Feb. 17, 1926, in Cedar Grove, Steelman was the son of Reamy and Erma Steelman. A former State Representative from Dent County, he also served as Circuit Judge for Missouri Judicial Circuit 42...
Edna Weeks (03/01/07)
Edna Marie Smith Weeks of Bell City was born April 19, 1935, in St. Louis, daughter of the late Thomas Smith and Lucretia Noles Smith McBride and John McBride, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2007, at her home. Edna was a homemaker and member of the Bell City United Methodist Church. She was also past secretary/treasurer of the Bell City Community Betterment Association and a former Girl Scout leader...
James Malloy (03/01/07)
James Malloy died Feb. 28, 2007, in his residence at Essex at the age of 74. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with funeral services being conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5, 2007. A complete obituary will be published in Friday's edition of The Daily Statesman...
Louise Coburn (03/01/07)
Louise Coburn, 88, of Matthews, formerly of Bloomfield, died Thursday, March 1, 2007, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews. Visitation will be held after 11 a.m. Friday, March 2, 2007, at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday in the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield...
Wanda Driver (03/01/07)
Wanda Driver died Feb. 27, 2007, in the St. Bernard's Hospital at Jonesboro, Ark., at the age of 69. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.