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Obituaries from May 2007

Wanda Mae Reagan (05/22/07)
Wanda Mae Reagan, resident of Murray, Ky., died Saturday, May 19, 2007, at 4:53 p.m. at Murray Calloway County Hospital. She was a member of the Trinity Christian Center in Murray, Ky. Survivors include her three sons, Lowell E. Reagan of Fort Mills, S.C., Doyle W. ...
Ruby Page (05/22/07)
Ruby Page, daughter of the late Thomas R. and Lou Ethel Miller Hodge, was born in Fisk on Oct. 26, 1916, and died at the St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis on Saturday, May 19, 2007, at the age of 90. Mrs. Page had lived in Puxico since 1934. She was a member of the Providence Missionary Baptist Church near Puxico where she had held many offices over the years. She enjoyed crafts and piecing quilts...
Inez Boone (05/22/07)
Inez Boone, daughter of the late Edgar Spencer and Gertrude Dozer Hare, was born in Fulton, Miss., on Sept. 4, 1916, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, May 20, 2007, at the age of 90. Mrs. Boone had lived in Essex since 1946. She had attended the Harvest Assembly of God Church in Essex...
Luther Whitaker (05/31/07)
Luther Allen Whitaker, the son of the late Hiram and Pearl Moore Whitaker, was born in Catron on July 24, 1926, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at the age of 80. Mr. Whitaker had lived in Parma and moved to Dexter many years ago. He had worked in construction, farmed and had rental property...
Misti Daun Pitikin (05/31/07)
Misti Daun Pitikin, the daughter of Kerry Pitikin and Debbie Morgan Day, was born in Baytown, Texas, on Feb. 17, 1977, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at the age of 30. Misti had lived in Matthews for many years and moved to Poplar Bluff three years ago. She was a cook at the Huddle House in Poplar Bluff...
Jeanne Vinson (05/31/07)
Jeanne Vinson was born on June 10, 1916, in Dunnville, Ontario, and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center on May 30, 2007, at the age of 90. Mrs. Vinson was a former L.P.N. at the Jefferson Barracks Veterans Administration Medical Center in St. Louis and the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center in Poplar Bluff...
Marilyn Faye Pippins (05/31/07)
Marilyn Faye Pippins, daughter of the late Carter P. Worley and Esther M. Smith Worley, was born on May 13, 1936, at Frisco and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, May 29, 2007, at the age of 71. Mrs. Pippins was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter. ...
William Adams (05/31/07)
William Adams, a resident of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., died on Wednesday, May 30, 2007, in the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Lawrence Vieth (05/31/07)
Lawrence Vieth, a resident of Dexter, died on May 30, 2007, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 88. Visitation will be held Monday, June 4, 2007, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2007, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel...
Ruth Griffey (05/31/07)
Ruth Griffey, a resident of rural Dexter, died May 31, 2007, in her residence at rural Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Roger B. Ray (05/30/07)
Roger Ray, son of the late James Ray and Violet Cook Ray, was born on July 11, 1946, in Malden and died at the M.D. Anderson Medical Clinic in Houston, Texas, on Monday May 28, 2007 at the age of 60 years. Mr. Ray was the owner and operator of Raco Distributing, Inc., in Dexter, a member of the Pleasant Grove Church, and a resident of Dexter. He enjoyed restoring cars, trucks and tractors...
Robert A. Clark (05/30/07)
Robert A. Clark, son of the late Charles Clark and Melvina Nelson Clark, was born on Dec. 8, 1918, at Bernie and died in the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau on May 29, 2007, at the age of 88. Mr. Clark was a veteran of the United States Army, had worked at Balling Rubber Company of Pontiac, Mich., for 14 years later moving to Bernie where he was owner/operator of the Sinclair Station for many years. Mr. Clark was also a active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Bernie...
Paul Jerome Findley (05/30/07)
Paul Jerome Findley, the son of the late Emmett and Mae Ramsey Findley, was born in Russellville, Ark., on Nov. 9, 1917, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Monday, May 28, 2007, at the age of 89. Mr. Findley had lived in Lepanto, Ark., before moving to Essex in 1945. He was a farmer and a member of the Bird's Corner Assembly of God Church...
Luther Whitaker (05/30/07)
Luhter Whitaker, 80 died ion the Missouri Delta Medical cenetr on Tuesday, May 29, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete at this timne and a complete obituary will be published later
Dorothy S. Brantley (05/29/07)
Dorothy S. Brantley, daughter of the late Sidney A. and Safaronie Spradling Campbell, was born in Holcomb, Mo. on June 12, 1914 and passed away at the Westwood Hills Healthcare Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. on May 27 at the age of 92 years, 11 months and 15 days...
Kenneth Lee Thompson (05/29/07)
Kenneth Lee Thompson, 71 of Piggott, Ark. and formerly of Malden, Mo. was born March 11, 1936 in Lepanto, Ark. and died May 24, 2007 at his residence in Piggott. He was married to the former Mary Evelyn Sandusky who preceded him in death on May 21, 1999. His parents, John A. Thompson and Bertha Howard Thompson also preceded him in death...
Laura Jean Glaus (05/29/07)
Laura Jean Glaus, daughter of Norma M. Ressel and the late Cletus Joseph Gosche, was born March 24, 1948, in Cape Girardeau and died Sunday, May 27, 2007, at 4:57 a.m. at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. On April 6, 1968, she was united in marriage to Ronald David Glaus, and he survives...
Paul Jerome Findley (05/29/07)
Paul Jerome Findley, the son of the late Emmett and Mae Ramsey Findley, was born in Russellville, Ark., on Nov. 9, 1917, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Monday, May 28, 2007, at the age of 89. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be published later with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements...
Marilyn Pippins (05/29/07)
Marilyn Pippins, a resident of Dexter, died Tuesday, May 29, 2007, in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 71. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Karen Stoker (05/29/07)
Karen Sue Magee Stoker, daughter of Dalene Thomasson Clayton of Wardell and the late Russell A. Magee, was born on Aug. 17, 1943, at Poplar Bluff and died in her residence at Dexter on Saturday, May 26, 2007, at the age of 63. She was the owner of the Last Chance Cafe in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Roger Ray (05/29/07)
Roger Ray, a resident of rural Dexter, died Monday, May 28, 2007, in the M.D. Anerson Medical Center at Houston, Texas, at the age of 60. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Donald Layton (05/25/07)
Donald Layton, son of the late Riley C. Layton and Dollie Johnson Layton, was born on March 16, 1939, in Bloomfield and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on May 23, 2007 at the age of 68. Mr. Layton was a former truck driver for Busy B Lumber Company in Dexter for many years, enjoyed selling produce during the summer time, and a resident of Bloomfield...
Donald Layton (05/24/07)
Donald Layton, a resident of Bloomfield, died Wednesday, May 23, 2007, in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 68. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Roxie Crisel (05/23/07)
Roxie Crisel, 90, of Puxico died Monday, May 21, 2007, at Mingo Residential Care in Puxico. Mrs. Crisel was born March 15, 1917 in McGee, Mo. to the late Byron DeCelis and Nancy Jane Haddock DeCelis. She was a member of Brown General Baptist Church...
Jim Cleve "J.C." Lacey (05/18/07)
Jim Cleve "J.C." Lacey, the son of the late Jesse and Fannie Marler Lacey, was born in Charter Oak on April 19, 1930, and died at the Westwood Hill Health Care Center in Poplar Bluff on Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at the age of 77. He had lived in Essex most of his life. He was a retired truck driver with the Malone and Hyde Company. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force...
Beatrice Gillespie (05/18/07)
Beatrice Gillespie, a resident of Bloomfield, died May 17, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Walter Earl Wise (05/18/07)
Walter Earl Wise, a resident of rural Dexter, died Friday morning, May 18, 2007, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 75. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Rachel Barker (05/18/07)
Rachel Barker, a resident of Dexter, died Friday morning, May 18, 2007, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 92. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Emmer Jackson (05/17/07)
Emmer Jackson, daughter of the late Raymond and Francis Witherspoon Gay, was born in Forrest City, Ark., on Feb. 11, 1929, and died at the St. Sophia Nursing Home in Florissant on May 12, 2007, at the age of 78. Mrs. Jackson had lived in Oran for many years and moved to St. Louis a short time ago. She was a member of the Church of God in Bell City...
Janetta Kay (Lincoln) Drake (05/17/07)
Janetta Kay (Lincoln) Drake, 45, of Eldon died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, in Loveland, Colo. She was born in Beach Grove, Ind., on Nov. 19, 1961, a daughter of James Curtis and Judy Loretta (Atherton) Lincoln. On Dec. 13, 1980, in Dexter, she was married to Tim Drake who survives...
Gladys Christine Lacewell (05/16/07)
Gladys Christine Lacewell, daughter of the late Frank Higgs and Rilla Long Higgs, was born July 17, 1916, at Senath and died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at Gideon Care Center. She was a member of Mt. Zion General Baptist "Jericho" Church. Survivors include one son, Clyde Dale "BeeGee" Lacewell of Malden; two grandsons; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild...
Belle Gaines (05/16/07)
Belle Gaines, daughter of the late William Holly Day and Cynthia Caroline Jarrell Day, was born on July 31, 1910, near Dexter and died on May 13, 2007, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 96. Mrs. Gaines was a retired bank teller with Citizens Bank in Dexter, member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, also a member of Kenady-Hanks Post #59, American Legion Auxiliary, Dexter Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and a resident of Dexter...
Pauline W. Fields (05/16/07)
Pauline W. Fields, daughter of the late Travis Williams and Fannie Belle Crabtree Williams was born on Oct. 13, 1914, at Lake County, Tenn., and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on May 13, 2007, at the age of 92. Mrs. Fields was a former employee with State Hospital #1 in Fulton and a resident of Dexter...
Richard "Dick" Hendry (05/15/07)
Richard "Dick" Hendry, the son of the late Abe D. and Ruby Pettingill Hendry, was born in Villisca, Iowa, on May 31, 1940, and died at his home near Wappapello on May 14, 2007, at the age of 66. He had lived at the Lake of the Ozarks and St. Louis County before moving to Wappapello many years ago. He had worked as a dynamite specialist with N.B. Harty Construction. He attended the Egypt Church in Puxico and enjoyed fishing...
William "Bill" Mathews (05/15/07)
William "Bill" Mathews, son of the late William Franklin Grantsville and Cassie May Wigington Mathews, was born in Open Bay on April 5, 1937, and died at his home in Clarkton on May 12, 2007, at the age of 70. He was raised in Gideon and had worked in St. Louis as a plant manager. He moved to Clarkton several years ago. He was a member of the Pentecostal Church...
Robert Wayne Watkins (05/14/07)
Robert W. Watkins, 61, a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel, died on April 21, 2007 of leukemia at home with family and friends. Born Nov. 14, 1945 in St. Louis, Mo., he was the son of the late Lindell Watkins and Oniece Embrey Watkins. As a native of St. Louis, Mo., Robert Watkins enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in February 1966. In March of 1967, he was selected to attend Officer Candidate School and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in June 1967...
Robert Shipman (05/14/07)
Robert L. Shipman, son of Willie Andrew Shipman and Clorine Williams Shipman of Dexter, Missouri was born on April 15, 1943, in Dexter and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Thursday May 10, 2007, at the age of 64. Mr. Shipman was a member of the Hill Church in Bloomfield, self-employed construction laborer, and a resident of Dexter...
Robert Shipma (05/11/07)
Robert Shipman, a resident of Dexter, died Thursday, May 10, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 64. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 12, 2007, from 5-8 p.m. at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Katherine T. Midkiff (05/10/07)
Katherine T. Midkiff, 83, died Monday, May 7, 2007, at 7 p.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on May 24, 1923, in Kennett to the late Thomas Pinkney and Donnie Dot Haynes Davis. She was a housewife and homemaker and a member of the Bell City General Baptist Church. She married George Thomas Midkiff on June 1, 1937, in Kennett, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1986...
Thelma Marie Gee (05/10/07)
Thelma Marie Gee, the daughter of the late Louis Edward and Ella Merten Geisenhauer, was born in Ithaca, Mich., on May 4, 1909, and died at the Canterbury Manor Nursing Home in Waterloo, Ill., on May 8, 2007, at the age of 98. She had lived in Parma most of her life and had moved to Waterloo, Ill., several years ago. She was a member of the Parma United Methodist Church...
Pansy L. Barker (05/10/07)
Pansy L. Barker, 99, died May 7, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Widow of J.C. Barker, she was born in Clines Island on Dec. 27, 1907, to the late John M. and Ola Bess. The family later moved to Bloomfield where her father had a fur business and was Recorder of Deeds for a number of years...
Pansy L. Barker (05/09/07)
Pansy L. Barker, 99, died May 7, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter. Widow of J.C. Barker, she was born in Clines Island on Dec. 27, 1907, to the late John M. and Ola Bess. The family later moved to Bloomfield where her father had a fur business and was Recorder of Deeds for a number of years...
J. C. Eaves (05/08/07)
J. C. Eaves, son of the late Dave Eaves and Hazel Eaves, was born on Dec. 30, 1931 at Grayridge and died in the V.A. Medical Center at Memphis, Tenn., on May 6, 2007, at the age of 75. Mr. Eaves was a former farmer, veteran of the United States Air Force, and a resident of Bernie...
James McCollum (05/08/07)
James Ernest McCollum, son of the late Ernest and Lois Black McCollum, was born at Bloomfield on Oct. 16, 1938, and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on May 4, 2007, at the age of 68. Mr. McCollum was a lifelong resident of Bloomfield and was an owner-operator truck driver for over 40 years. On Sept. 26, 1958, he was married to Janice Stoker...
Pansy Barker (05/08/07)
Pansy Barker, a resident of Dexter, died Monday, May 7, 2007, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 99. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Margaret Jean Pursell (05/04/07)
Margaret Jean Pursell, the daughter of the late O.C. and Bertha Churchill Porter, was born in Morrilton, Ark., on Nov. 18, 1925, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Thursday, May 3, 2007, at the age of 81. Mrs. Pursell had lived in Dexter most of her life. She had worked at Elder Manufacturing and the Stovall's Department Store. She was a member of the First Nazarene Church in Dexter...
Harold Wayne Mayberry (05/03/07)
Harold Wayne Mayberry, age 72, of Plato, Mo., son of Roy and Ilene Mayberry, was born on October 8, 1934, at Bell City, Mo. and departed this life April 29, 2007, at Cox South Medical Center at Springfield, Mo., as a result of cancer. Harold was a graduate of Puxico High School at Puxico, Mo. He was united in marriage to Janis Borneman July 13, 1953. To this union two children were born: Susan Spector of Joplin, Mo., and Brad Mayberry of Marshfield, Mo...
Edna Lane (05/02/07)
Edna Lane, daughter of the late Sherman Duncan and Addie Smith Duncan was born on Oct. 15, 1918, in Grayridge and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter on April 30, 2007 at the age of 88. Mrs. Lane was a housewife, member of the Grayridge General Baptist Church, Stoddard County A.R.C., and Order of Eastern Star in Essex. She was also a resident of Dexter...
Edna Lane (05/01/07)
Edna Lane was born on Oct. 15, 1918 and departed this life at the Golden Living Center in Dexter on April 30, 2007 at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter