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Obituaries from November 2007

Ruth Esther Mayer (11/20/07)
Ruth Esther Mayer, daughter of Carter P. Worley and Esther M. Smith Worley was born December 10, 1930 in Frisco, Missouri and died on November 19, 2007 at the age of 76. Ruth was a devoted member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Dexter. She served as the first woman elder of the congregation and actively participated in The Missouri Festival of Sharing for more than 20 years...
Deborah Jean Gaylord (11/20/07)
Deborah Jean Gaylord, 52, of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Debbie was born June 4, 1955, at Missouri Delta Community Hospital in Sikeston the daughter of Gene and Lena (Greenlee) Warren. She was raised in Matthews, Mo. until her marriage to Stanley R. Gaylord on April 26, 1974 in Essex...
Johnny Edison Richards (11/20/07)
Johnny Edison Richards, 87, of Advance, was born Nov. 17, 1919 in Bollinger County, MO, the son of John E. and Emma M. Borders Richards and died Nov. 16, 2007 at the John J. Pershing VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Johnny was a teacher for 33 years, a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII, a member of the DAV, a former member of the Advance VFW and a Master Mason at the Zalma Masonic Lodge...
John L. Houchins (11/20/07)
John L. Houchins, 85, of Advance, was born Feb. 25, 1922 at Peach Orchard, Mo., the son of William and Gracie Houchins and died Nov. 16, 2007 at the Advance Nursing Center. John was a retired maintenance supervisor at Franklin Box Co. in St. Louis and a member of the Assembly of God Church of Cape Girardeau...
Terry Lynn Turner (11/20/07)
Terry Lynn Turner was born in Lilbourn, Mo. on March 20, 1956 and died in Fulton County Hospital at Salem Ark. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at the age of 51. Survivors include: one daughter; Rose Turner of Horse Shoe Bend, Ark. and three sisters; Wanda Vallejo of Holcomb, Mo., Judy Read of Dexter, Mo. and Cheryl Vaughn of Gideon, Mo...
Ruth Coffey (11/20/07)
Ruth Coffey, a resident of Miner, formerly of Dexter died on Nov. 20, 2007 at the Miner Nursing Center in Miner at the age of 89. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Evelyn Hutchcraft (11/20/07)
Evelyn Hutchcraft, a resident of Dexter, died Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 98. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Leslie Wilson (11/16/07)
Leslie Wilson, son of the late Ezra Wilson and Rosa Griffin Wilson, was born on April 17, 1914, at Dutchtown and died in the Cypress Point Healthcare at Dexter on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, at the age of 93. Visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Louise Shaver (11/30/07)
Mary Louise Hester Shaver, daughter of the late Bonnie Hester and Ollie Young Hester, was born at Advance on Aug. 23, 1933, and died on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, at the age of 74. She was united in marriage to Paul William Shaver at Piggott, Ark., on April 2, 1949. Mr. Shaver preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 2001...
Louise Shaver (11/29/07)
Louise Shaver was born on Aug. 23, 1933, and died on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 74. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Randy L. Matthews (11/28/07)
Randy L. Matthews, 56, of Springdale, Ark., died Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at Northwest Medical Center in Springdale, Ark. He was born Feb. 17, 1951, in Cape Girardeau to Larry and Peggy Shaner Matthews. He was owner/operator of RMSystems. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Dexter...
Earl Cordell Hix (11/28/07)
Earl Cordell Hix, son of the late Oliver and Annie McAlpin Hix, was born in Drumright, Okla., on Jan. 26, 1922, and died at the Willow Rose Rehab and Healthcare in Jerseyville, Ill., on Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at the age of 85. Mr. Hix had lived most of his life in Michigan and had moved to Godfrey, Ill., in 2004. ...
Patricia Ann Crum Miller (11/27/07)
Patricia Ann Crum Miller, daughter of James Thomas Rutledge of Clarkton and the late Laura Mikel Rutledge, was born Feb. 26, 1960, at St. Louis and died Friday, Nov. 23, 2007 at NHC Healthcare in Kennett. On Nov. 14, 1980 she was united in marriage to Lindsey Crum in Wichita, Kan. ...
Ralph J. Hunsaker (11/27/07)
Ralph J. Hunsaker was born May 2, 1938, in Advance, the son of Newton and Anna (Dublin) Hunsaker. He married Ruth A. Erickson on June 11, 1956, in Dexter. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2006. Ralph worked as a machinist and a truck driver for most of his lifetime. After Ruth's death, Ralph followed his love for animals and began helping out at the Great Plains Animal Hospital in Newton, Kan...
Frances Hall (11/27/07)
Frances Hall, daughter of the late Ceburn and Alice Brannam Goodrich, was born on March 11, 1920, in Senath and died on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 87. Frances grew up in Senath and was a guard on the Senath girls basketball team from 1935-1938. ...
Floyd J. Hoffman (11/23/07)
Floyd James Hoffman, son of the late Elmer Henry and Mina Molly Neal Hoffman, was born in Dexter on June 11, 1924, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Nov. 21, 2007, at the age of 83. Mr. Hoffman had lived most of his life in Dexter. ...
Monica Edrena Cody (11/21/07)
Monica Edrena Cody, 21, of Clarkton, was born Aug. 26, 1986 in Kennett and died North of Clarkton on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was a graduate of Malden High School. Surviving are two sons; Joseph Cody and Javarius Brown, mother and step-father; Elisa and Odell Wright of Malden, father and step-mother; Freddie and Vera Turner of Sikeston, eight sisters; Carin Cody, Pamela Cody and Cathy Cody of Malden, Jessica Morris of Rockford, Ill. ...
Norman Richard Cruse (11/21/07)
Norman Richard Cruse, son of the late Charles A. and Verna Mae Miller Cruse, was born in Vanduser on Dec. 16, 1942, and died at his home in Bloomfield on Nov. 20, 2007, at the age of 64. Mr. Cruse had lived all his life in Stoddard County. He was a retired farm hand and carpenter...
Dorothy Deevers (11/21/07)
Dorothy Deevers, 83, of McKenzie, Tenn. was born to the late W.L. Bess and Dora Napler Bess on May 15, 1924 in Rock Port, Tenn. and died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007 at the Henry County Medical Center at Paris, Tenn. Mrs. Deevers was married to Harold F. Deevers on August 29, 1946, and he preceded her in death on July 5, 1994...
Classie Lee (11/21/07)
Classie Lee, 73, of Malden, was born on May 20, 1934 in Parma to the late Thurman Dukes and Mamie Scott Dukes, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center on Monday, Nov. 19, 2007. Mrs. Lee was united in marriage to Theorthis Lee in 1954 at Parma and he preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 2003...
Ruth Marie Coffey (11/21/07)
Ruth Marie Coffey, daughter of the late Jesse Brown and Lura Wilson Brown, was born on April 4, 1918 at Essex and died in the Miner Nursing Center at Miner on Nov. 20, 2007 at the age of 89. Mrs. Coffey was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a 50 year Member of the Order of the Eastern Star, She was the former co-owner and bookkeeper of the Midwest Auto Storem Coffey Brothers Oil Distributorship, Coffey's Jack Spratt Store and Coffey's Restaurant, all in Parma with her husband Russel.. ...
Evelyn Hutchcraft (11/21/07)
Evelyn Hutchcraft, daughter of the late Fred Saltzman and Florence Wilkerson Saltzman, was born on Aug. 15, 1909 near Essex and departed this life in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center on Nov. 19, 2007 at the age of 98. Mrs. Hutchcraft, a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter, was a retired school teacher and a resident of Dexter...
Sharon Kay Carter Gum (11/19/07)
Sharon Kay Carter Gum was born Sept. 24, 1951, at Holcomb and died Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was the daughter of the late Herschel Thompson and Violet Brewer Thompson. Survivors include one son, Lance Carter of Kennett; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Vera Poyner of East Prairie and Ann Brown of Dixon; eight brothers, Charles Thompson of Clarkton, Dexter Thompson of Risco, Bobby Thompson of St. ...
William "Bill" Baker (11/19/07)
William "Bill" Baker, 78, of Zalma was born Oct. 15, 1929, at Lowndes, the son of Ellis and Carrie Mullins Baker, and died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at the John J. Pershing V.A. Hospital in Poplar Bluff. Bill was a retired candy maker at Mavrakos Co. in St. Louis. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the Korean War from 1952-1954 as a sergeant. He was a graduate of Greenville High School...
Barbara Bonds (11/14/07)
Barbara Knight Bonds, the daughter of Leonard Williams and the late Lillie Allen Williams, was born in Parma on Aug. 14, 1944, and died at her home in Parma on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007, at the age of 63. She had lived in the Parma area the past 38 years. She had been a business owner and had worked as bookkeeper with Ron Owens Construction. She had been active in the Area Pool Leagues and was of the Baptist faith...
Elmer F. "Bud" Riney (11/13/07)
Elmer F. "Bud" Riney, son of the late Elmer Thomas and Pearl Denton Riney, was born in Bell City on Nov. 28, 1931, and died at his home near Puxico on Nov. 12, 2007, at the age of 75. Mr. Riney had lived all his life in the Puxico area. He was a retired row crop farmer, cattle farmer and minister. ...
Grace Opal Barnfield (11/13/07)
Grace Opal Barnfield, daughter of the late Charlie and Maude Bell Lincoln Carnes, was born in Zalma on Nov. 3, 1914, and died at her home in Puxico on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at the age of 93. Mrs. Barnfield had lived all her life in Puxico. She had worked on the family farm and as a nurse's aid at the Poplar Bluff Hospital and was a cook at the Puxico Schools for many years. She was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico. She loved to cook and play with her grandchildren...
Elsie Walker (11/08/07)
Elsie R. Walker, 89, of Branson was born in Hamburg, Ark., on Nov. 5, 1918, and died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at the age of 89. Elsie and her husband lived in the Southeast Missouri communities of Vinson and Dexter until 1971 when they moved to Branson. She was a member of the Notch Community Church and served as teacher, singer and greeter for 34 years...
Jerry Lynn Pullum (11/08/07)
Jerry Pullum, son of the late Harold and Ellen Pursell Pullum, was born on Feb. 1, 1953, in Dexter, and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, at the age of 54. Mr. Pullum was a life-long resident of Dexter. Survivors include two brothers, Harold and David Pullum, both of Dexter; three sisters, Joyce Dowdy of Dexter, Alice Moore of Dexter, and Judy Standfield of Highland, Ill...
John Joseph Jibben (11/08/07)
John Joseph Jibben, son of Noemy Jibben of Dexter and the late Dr. Robert E. Jibben, was born on May 23, 1959, at Poplar Bluff and died in his residence near Dexter on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at the age of 48. John attended school in Dexter and graduated from Dexter Senior High School in 1977. ...
Mary Elizabeth Lambert (11/08/07)
Mary Elizabeth Lambert, daughter of the late Charles and Dacie Ruth Hearl Baremore, was born at Leachville, Ark., on March 31, 1933, and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at the age of 74. Mrs. Lambert had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community and was retired from Elder Manufacturing Company. On Jan. 20, 1951, she was married to Bobby Ray Lambert. Mary was a precious and much loved wife, mother and grandmother...
Jerry Pullum (11/07/07)
Jerry Pullum, a resident of Dexter, died on Nov. 6, 2007, in Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter at the age of 54. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
John Jibben (11/07/07)
John Jibben, a resident of rural Dexter, died Nov. 6, 2007, in his residence at the age of 48. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Orville Cato (11/07/07)
Orville Cato, son of the late Earl and Mary Elizabeth Cato, was born in Dexter on Sept. 17, 1920, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at the age of 87. Mr. Cato lived in Michigan for over 30 years where he worked as a mechanic for General Motors. ...
Tami L. McCollom (11/06/07)
Tami Lynne McCollom, daughter of John Ervin and Ruth Schlichting Kruse, was born at Cape Girardeau on July 23, 1967, and died at her home in Bloomfield on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at the age of 40. Mrs. McCollom had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community. On Feb. 14, 2004, she was married to Randol McCollom...
Elaine Pursell (11/06/07)
Elaine Pursell, daughter of Jean Elsworth Brandon of Dexter and the late Bob Brandon, was born on April 7, 1957, at Dexter and died in her residence at Dexter on Nov. 4, 2007, at the age of 50. Elaine was of the Baptist faith, a former employee of The Daily Statesman, where she worked as Advertising Director and a resident of Dexter...
Warren Thomas Barker (11/05/07)
Warren Thomas Barker, son of the late Charles and Mary Barker, was born on Jan. 15, 1926, at Hahn and died in the Cornerstone Hospital-Clear Lake, at Webster, Texas, on Nov. 1, 2007, at the age of 81. Mr. Barker was a dedicated member of the Church of Christ, he was a simple, loving and giving person who did many things for many people, and he will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and the many friends he made over the years. ...
Alvin Edward "Bud" Mills (11/05/07)
Alvin Edward "Bud" Mills was born April 8, 1933, at Guin, Ala., the son of the late Jeremiah Matthew Mills and Mary (Pugh) Mills. He died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was united in marriage to Sandra I. Teeters Hunt on March 26, 1982, in Blytheville, Ark...
Mary Elizabeth Lambert (11/05/07)
Mary Elizabeth Lambert, daughter of the late Charles and Dacie Ruth Hearl Baremore was born at Leachville, Ark. on March 31, 1933 and passed away at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Nov. 1, 2007 at the age of 74. Mrs. Lambert had spent most of her life in the Bloomfield community and was retired from Elder Manufacturing Company. On Jan. 20, 1951 she was married to Bobby Ray Lambert. Mary was a precious and much loved wife, mother and grandmother...
Mary E. Lambert (11/02/07)
Mary E. Lambert, a resident of rural Bloomfield, died Nov. 1, 2007, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Warren Barker (11/02/07)
Warren Barker, formerly of Dexter, died Nov. 1, 2007, in Alvin, Texas. Visitation will be held from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2007, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel...
Roy M. Kester (11/02/07)
Roy Kester, son of the late George Kester and Dicey Prince Kester, was born on Oct. 11, 1930, in Broseley and died at his residence in Bloomfield on Nov. 1, 2007, at the age of 77. Mr. Kester was a veteran of the United States Army, a construction engineer, building roads and bridges for many years, and a resident of Bloomfield...
Roy Kester (11/01/07)
Roy Kester, a resident of Bloomfield, died on Nov. 1, 2007, in his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Robert Maze (11/01/07)
Robert D. Maze was born on Oct. 19, 1926, at Parma and died in the Golden Living Center at Dexter on Monday, Oct. 30, 2007, at the age of 81. Mr. Maze was a former mechanic for Vend-O-Matic in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II, and a resident of Dexter...
Elaine Choate (11/01/07)
Ellen "Elaine" Choate, 62, of Sedgewickville lost her battle with cancer on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, at her home. She was born May 1, 1945, in Bloomfield, daughter of Norman I. and Clara B. Capps Magee. She and Carl L. Choate were married Oct. 4, 1964...