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Obituaries from October 2008

James W. Temple (10/21/08)
James W. Temple, son of the late Fred and Christa Haynes Temple, was born in Dexter on July 10, 1924, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008, at the age of 84. Mr. Temple had worked in St. Louis for 35 years and moved back to the Puxico area in the 1960s. ...
Zola Viola Kirkpatrick (10/21/08)
Zola Viola Kirkpatrick, daughter of the late Louis Valle Statler and Sarah Jane Statler, was born on Dec. 3, 1913, at Jugtown and died in the Golden Living Center at Malden at the age of 93. Mrs. Kirkpatrick was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church, had worked for Hawley's Manufacturing Company in St. Charles, Ill., for several years and was a homemaker...
Doy Creed (10/21/08)
Doy Creed, son of the late Alfred Leroy and Cora Elizabeth Dempsey Creed was born at Bloomfield on July 26, 1911 and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 18, 2008 at the age of 97. Mr. Creed spent all his life in Southeast Missouri and was a resident of Bloomfield at the time of his passing...
Woodrow Cochran (10/21/08)
Woodrow Cochran, son of the late Rufus and Florence Bell Freeman Cochran was born at London, Ark. on Dec. 14, 1932 and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Oct. 19, 2008 at the age of 75. Mr. Cochran had spent most of his life in the Bloomfield Community and was a retired sawmill worker. He was a Veteran of the US Army, serving in Korea and was never married...
Alma Vandiver (10/21/08)
Alma Vandiver, daughter of the late Clarence Taylor and Mirtle Riddings Taylor, was born on Sept. 3, 1922, in Sercy, Ark., and died on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 86. Mrs. Vandiver was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church and a resident of Bernie...
Wanda Chandler (10/21/08)
Wanda Chandler, a resident of Bloomofield, died on Oct. 20, 2008 at St Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Asa Reilly Rhodes (10/17/08)
Asa Reilly Rhodes, newborn son of Michael Edwin and Christi Wilson Rhodes of Sikeston, died Sunday, Oct. 5, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. In addition to his parents, survivors include maternal grandparents, William and Cathy Wilson of Risco; paternal grandparents, Donald and Sandra Rhodes of Bloomfield; maternal great-grandmother, and Juanita Beck of Risco...
George Newton Hunsaker (10/17/08)
George Newton Hunsaker, the son of the late Newton and Anna Kimble Hunsaker, was born in Essex on Sept. 25, 1945, and died at his son's home in Henley on Oct. 13, 2008, at the age of 63. Mr. Hunsaker had lived in Essex and Dexter before moving to Eugene. ...
Oral Fortner (10/09/08)
Oral Fortner, son of the late William Terrill Fortner and Clennie Dill Fortner, was born on Dec. 29, 1920 at Scurry, Tx., and died in the Golden Living Center at Dexter on Oct. 8, 2008 at the age of 97. Mr. Fortner was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, the former owner of a television repair shop at Cardwell and a resident of Dexter...
Elzie L. Wethington (10/07/08)
Elzie L. Wethington, son of the late Hudson G Wethington and Bertha Leola Condict Wethington, was born on May 7, 1934 at Essex and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Oct. 3, 2008 at the age of 74. Mr. Wethington was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter and had been a deacon in the General Baptist Church, a retired farmer and a businessman, a veteran of the US Navy serving in the Korean War, a member of the Kenady-Hanks Post 59 of the American Legion, a former member of the Richland Public School District's Board of Education and the Missouri State Board of Education. ...
Doris M. Illig (10/07/08)
Doris M. Illig, the daughter of the late Clyde Dennis and Georgia Mae Williams Hickam, was born in Carbondale, Il. on Nov. 24, 1943, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 5, 2008, at the age of 64. She had spent many years in Illinois living in Cutler, Ava, Chester and Colp. She moved to Dexter in 2004 and was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter...
Bud Lynxwiler (10/03/08)
William "Bud" David Lynxwiler, son of the late Sylvester and Jewell Vance Lynxwiler, was born on May 12, 1945, at Doniphan and died on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, at the age of 63. He was a disabled veteran serving in the Vietnam War, a member of the Disabled American Veterans, V.F.W., American Legion, and a resident of Dexter...
Goldie Marie Jenning (10/03/08)
Goldie Marie Jennings, the daughter of the late Noah Hardin and Katie Bell Jines Smith, was born in Gray Ridge on January 15, 1918, and died at the Cypress Point Care Center in Dexter on Oct. 1, 2008, at the age of 90. She had spent over 32 years in Michigan and moved back to Dexter in 1974. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Michigan. She attended the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Raymond Coatney (10/03/08)
Raymond Coatney, 68, died Oct. 2, 2008 at his Sikeston home. He was born August 21, 1940 in Charter Oak, the son of the late James Wayne and Lola Mae Goodwin Coatney and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He was a veteran of the US Navy, having served during the Cuban Missile Crisis...
Norma Almedia Eichhorn (10/02/08)
Norma Almedia Eichhorn, the daughter of the late Cassie Jack and Murl Stroup Watson, was born in Kinder, on June 6, 1935, and died at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis on September 30, 2008, at the age of 73. Mrs. Eichhorn had lived in Puxico until the early 1950's when she moved to St. Louis. She was employed by Rexall Drugs in St. Louis where she worked packaging drugs. She most loved the time she spent with family and friends. She was of the Pentecostal faith...
Mildred "Mickey" Rice (10/01/08)
Mildred "Mickey" Rice, daughter of the late John W. Clubb and Bertha V Gregory Clubb, died on Monday, Sept. 29, 2008 at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Mrs. Rice was a former telephone operator in Bernie and a waitress for many years. She was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church and a resident of Bloomfield...
Billy D. Williamson (10/31/08)
Billy D. Williamson, son of the late W.J. and Mary Anna Fortner Williamson, was born in Essex on June 9, 1932, and died at his home in Sikeston on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2008, at the age of 76. Mr. Williamson had lived in Essex for many years before moving to Sikeston 38 years ago. He was retired from Triangle Manufacturing in Sikeston and was of the Baptist faith...
Barbara Ann Stoops (10/30/08)
Barbara Ann Stoops, 64, of Puxico died Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, at her residence. Mrs. Stoops was born Nov. 22, 1943, in Ft. Wayne, Ind. She had formerly lived in Marceline and was an alderman from 2005-2008 in Puxico, was on the volunteer fire department from 2006-2008 and had previously owned and operated BJ's Quick Shop in Puxico. She retired from nursing...
Reva Evelyn Tanner (10/29/08)
Reva Evelyn Tanner was born May 25, 1925, in Calm to Elmer and Annie Bellar Reed. She died on Monday, Oct. 27, 2008, at 1:52 p.m. at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age; of 83. Growing up in Oregon County, she attended school at Gatewood and Couch. While raising a family, she worked at Brown Shoe Manufacturing in Bernie from 1956 until her retirement in 1988 after 32 years of employment...
Laurence Larry Henely (10/29/08)
Laurence Larry Henely, son of Nettie Fisher Henely of Webster City, Iowa, and the late Francis Henely, was born on Oct. 17, 1940, in Dodge, Iowa and died in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Oct. 27, 2008, at the age of 68. Mr. Henely was of the Catholic faith, a self-employed automobile dealer and a resident of Puxico...
Reva Tanner (10/28/08)
Reva Tanner, a resident of Dexter, died on Oct. 27, 2008 at Missouri Southern Healthcare at the age of 83. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Laurence "Larry" Henely (10/28/08)
Laurence "Larry" Henely, a resident of rural Puxico, died on Oct. 27, 2008 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at Poplar Bluff at the age of 68. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
J. Roy Smith (10/28/08)
J. Roy Smith was born Aug. 29, 1938, in Puxico and died Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at Puxico. He was united in marriage to Anita Sheppard on May 4, 1997, at Branson, and she survives of the home. He had been a member of First Church in Cape Girardeau. He was in the U.S. Air Force had been self-employed...
Donald Jean Rodgers (10/28/08)
Donald Jean Rodgers, son of the late Glen E. and Elizabeth Gogorth Rodgers, was born in Puxico, Missouri on June 9, 1941, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008, at the age of 67. Mr. Rodgers had lived in Morehouse for 30 years and moved to Wappapello and Greenville area eight years ago. ...
Margaret Lillian Thomas (10/28/08)
Margaret Lillian Thomas, daughter of the late John Perry and Ester Huffman Vaughn, was born at Kansas City on Oct. 24, 1920, and died at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Friday, Oct. 24, 2008, at the age of 88. Mrs. Thomas lived in Qulin for many years but had been a resident of Bloomfield since 1987. ...
Dwight Wilbur "Bud" Young (10/23/08)
Dwight Wilbur "Bud" Young, 81, of Glasford, Ill., died at 8:35 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at his residence. He was born on June 22, 1927, in Flint, Mich., to Milo W. and Jessie L. Arnold Young. Bud was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He married Sharon Coats on Oct. 8, 1949, and she survives...
Alfred Daniel Mowery (10/24/08)
Alfred Daniel Mowery, son of the late Truel and Ellen Westers Mowery was born at Bernie on June 27, 1940 and died at his home in rural Bloomfield on Oct. 22, 2008 at the age of 68. Mr. Mowery had been a resident of Bloomfield for the past 22 years and was a retired farmer. On March 12, 1967 he was married to Doris Higgins...
Peggy Sielert (10/23/08)
Peggy Sielert, daughter of the late Willie Meeks and Mary Wells Christian, was born on June 5, 1935, at Senath and died on Oct. 21, 2008, in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 73. Mrs. Sielert was of the Baptist faith and a resident of Dexter...
Sylvia Edith Watson (10/23/08)
Sylvia Edith Watson, the daughter of the late Fred Tull and Effie Morgan Dozier, was born in Hollywood on June 22, 1915, and died at the West Bloomfield Nursing Center in West Bloomfield, Mich., on Oct. 17, 2008, at the age of 93. Mrs. Watson had lived in Michigan for 66 years. She had worked after moving to Michigan as a "Rosie the Riveter" in the B29 plant and was of the Methodist faith...
Walter Williams (10/23/08)
Walter Williams, the son of the late John Otis and Lillie Mae Glaspell Williams, was born in Painton on Dec. 30, 1919, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 21, 2008, at the age of 88. Mr. Williams had lived in Southeast Missouri all his life and had lived in Dexter the past several years. He was a retired auto mechanic...
Alma Lee Vandiver (10/23/08)
Alma Lee Vandiver, Daughter of the late Clarence Taylor and Mirtle Riddings Taylor, was born on Sept. 3, 1922, at Searcy, Ark. and died in the Golden Living Center at Dexter on Oct. 18, 2008, at the age of 86. Mrs. Vandiver was a member of the Bernie General Baptist Church, a home-maker and a resident of Bernie...
Peggy Sielert (10/22/08)
Peggy Sielert, a resident of Dexter, died on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 73. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Becky Lynn Stewart (10/22/08)
Becky Lynn Stewart, age 36, a resident of Charleston, died at 1:18 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at the St. Louis University Medical Center. She was born Feb. 6, 1972, in Flint, Mich., to Betty Jones Temples who survives of Dexter. She moved to Dexter in 1974, and following completion of her seventh grade year moved to Paris, Tenn., where she graduated from Henry County High School in 1990. ...
Wanda Loraine Chandler (10/22/08)
Wanda Loraine Chandler, daughter of the late Clyde and Evelyn Harris Triplett, was born at Dexter on Oct. 23, 1930, and died at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, at the age of 77. Mrs. Chandler was a former resident of Flint, Mich., where she was retired from General Motors. ...
Thomas Leon Mouser (10/22/08)
Thomas Leon Mouser of Florissant was born Aug. 7, 1945, at Zalma and died Oct. 18, 2008, at his residence. He was the son of the late Hadley W. Mouser and Mildred Idell Thomas. Survivors include brothers and sisters, James Mouser of St. Louis, Glen Dale Mouser of Essex, Willie Mae Back of St. Charles and Barbara Goodman of Florissant...
Stephen Merriman (10/18/08)
Stephen Merriman, son of Dorothy Willard Schaffer and Albert Leon Merriman, was born in Anna, Ill., on March 25, 1958, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008, at the age of 50. Mr. Merriman had lived in Anna, Ill., before moving to Dexter in 1988. he had been a construction worker, a member of Laborers Local 1104, and he was of the Baptist faith...
Hubert Breece (10/18/08)
Hubert Breece, son of the late Nathan and Pearl Brown Breece, was born on Sept. 19, 1922, in Parma and died in the Gideon Care Center in Gideon on Oct.16, 2008, at the age of 86. Mr. Breece was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart and a long-time resident of Dexter...
Dale Kenneth Young, Sr. (10/16/08)
Dale Kenneth Young, Sr., son of the late Kenneth Young and Rose T. Preston Young, was born on April 13, 1948 at North Hampton, Pa., and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Oct. 14, 2008 at the age of 60. Mr. Young had been a truck driver through his life and had attended Corner Gospel Fellowship Church in Bernie...
John Franklin Powell (10/16/08)
John Franklin Powell, the son of the late John F. and Pearl E. Kimes Powell, was born in Puxico on Jan. 1, 1918, and died at his home in Puxico on Oct.14, 2008, at the age of 90. Mr. Powell had lived in Puxico all of his life. He had worked at Dean's Service Station for 22 years and was a member of the Church of Christ in Asherville. He was a coon hunter and loved gardening and trading coon dogs...
Ivan Ellis Morlan (10/16/08)
Ivan Ellis Morlan, the son of the late John Alfred and Clara Ellen McCoy Morlan, was born in Lowndes, on Feb. 22, 1922, and died at his home in rural Bloomfield on Oct. 14, 2008, at the age of 86. Mr. Morlan was raised in the Studivant and Avert communities and had lived in the Bloomfield area most of his life. ...
Breshon Delarosa Ortiz (10/16/08)
Breshon Delarosa Ortiz, the young child who tragically lost her life in a farming accident west of Bernie on Monday, October 13, was born on Oct. 20, 2005, in Mayfield, Ky., the daughter of Rubiel Delarosa Ortiz and Raquel Ortiz. She is survived by both of her parents...
Cleatie Cox (10/15/08)
Cleatie Cox, 89, of Advance was born on Jan. 11, 1919 at Swinton, the son of Claude and Edna Pearl Frye Cox and died on Oct. 12, 2008 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Cleatie retired from the Piston Plant in Malden , where he had worked as a laborer. He was of the Baptist faith...
Bill Jackson (10/15/08)
Bill Jackson, son of the late John F. Jackson and Grace Davis Jackson, was born on July 15, 1924, in Kennett and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Oct. 13, 2008 at the age of 84 years. Mr. Jackson was a veteran of the US Army, a member of the Southwest Nazarene Church of Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
George Hunsaker (10/15/08)
George Hunsaker, 63, died at his home in Henley on Oct. 13, 2008. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be handled by Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Ivan Morlan (10/15/08)
Ivan Morlan of Aquilla, died at his home on Oct. 14, 2008. Arrangements for Mr. Morlan are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Charlotte Kay Greene (10/15/08)
Charlotte Kay Greene was born in Dundee, Scotland on Feb. 19, 1936, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 11, 2008 at the age of 72. Mrs. Greene lived in the Bloomfield area for five years. She lived in the Southeast Missouri area for 30 years and worked as a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith...
Oral Fortner (10/10/08)
Oral Fortner, son of the late William Terrill Fortner and Clennie Dill Fortner, was born on Dec. 29, 1910 at Scurry, Tx., and died in the Golden Living Center at Dexter on Oct. 8, 2008 at the age of 97. Mr. Fortner was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ, the former owner of a television repair shop at Cardwell and a resident of Dexter...
Colleen Marie Brown (10/10/08)
Colleen Marie Brown, the daughter of the late Clarence and Eunice Sneed Robinson, was born in Sikeston on Oct. 30, 1928, and died at her home in Dexter on Oct. 8, 2008, at the age of 79. Mrs. Brown grew up in Dexter before moving to California with her family. She returned to Dexter in 1988. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren in Frisco...
Judith Ann (Larsen) Dees (10/10/08)
Judith Ann (Larsen) Dees, daughter of J.C. and Jane Larsen of Dexter, was born June 29, 1953 in Cape Girardeau, and died in the Piggott Community Hospital at Piggott, Ark. on Oct. 9, 2008, at the age of 55. Mrs. Dees was united in marriage to Terry Dees on August 31, 1974 at Dexter, and her husband survives of the home in Piggott...
Oral Fortner (10/08/08)
Oral Fortner was born on December 29, 1910 and died at the Beverly Health and Rehab facility in Dexter on Oct. 8, 2008 at the age of 97. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Mary Alma Woodruff (10/08/08)
Mary Alma Woodruff, the daughter of the late John Anderson and Nancy Florence Godwin Lawrence, was born near Essex on January 1, 1917, and died at Cypress Point Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 6, 2008, at the age of 91. Mrs. Woodruff had lived in the Essex and Dexter area and she worked for many years at the Brown Shoe Company...
Joyce Sloan (10/08/08)
Joyce Sloan, 67, died Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 at her Sikeston home. She was born on July 10, 1941, in Sikeston, the daughter of Tonie Geraldine (Freeman) Mays Conner of Sikeston and the late Quinn Anderson Mays. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sikeston...
Ruby Juanita Sample (10/08/08)
Ruby Juanita Sample, daughter of the late Dewitt and Rachel McMannis Thompson, was born on April 19, 1923 at Poplar Bluff, and died on Oct. 6, 2008 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 85. Mrs. Sample was a homemaker and was united in marriage to Theodore Sample who preceded her in death in August of 1964...
Elzie Wethington (10/04/08)
Elzie Wethington, a resident of Dexter, died on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 74. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.