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Obituaries from December 2008

Wanda Adkins (12/24/08)
Wanda Adkins of Bernie died on Dec. 24, 2008 at the age of 79. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. They will be handled by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Paul August Rinck (12/23/08)
Paul August Rinck III was born on July 9, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pa. and died on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 in Miami, Fla. at the age of 69 after a courageous battle with kidney cancer. Mr. Rinck was a former resident of Dexter, where he raised his family before returning to Miami in recent years. He accommodated many of his Missouri friends with voyages to the Bahamas aboard his sailboat in recent years while residing in Miami...
Dorris E. Allen (12/23/08)
Dorris E. Allen, son of the late Luther E. Allen and Mary Edith Smith Allen, was born on Nov. 9, 1927, at Peach Orchard, and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at the age of 81. Mr. Allen was a member of the Oneness Pentecostal Church in Malden, a former laborer for Federal Mogul and the Malden Public School System, and a resident of Dexter...
Russell "Pud" Kelley (12/23/08)
Russell "Pud" Kelley, son of the late Leonard and Leslie Brown Kelley, was born in Puxico on Nov. 5, 1922, and died at the Avalon Gardens in St. Louis on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at the age of 86. Mr. Kelley had lived in St. Louis for many years and moved to Puxico in 1985. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a life member of V.F.W. Post 7522 in Puxico and was a member of the Puxico Masonic Lodge. His favorite hobby was playing golf...
Audrey Walker Pope (12/23/08)
Audrey Walker Pope, daughter of the late Loren Howard Fritts and Edna Elizabeth Blakeman Fritts, was born on June 28, 1920, at Bernie and died in her residence at Bernie on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at the age of 88. Mrs. Pope attended the First Pentecostal Church in Bernie, was a former restaurant waitress, cotton picker, and a resident of Bernie...
Brenda Kay Tilley (12/23/08)
Brenda Kay Tilley, daughter of Cristola Cobb Foushee of Bloomfield and the late Clarence James Foushee, was born on Nov. 15, 1952, at New Madrid County and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Dec. 20, 2008, at the age of 56. She was united in marriage to Gerald Douglas "Shorty" Tilley on Aug. 26, 1994, at Bloomfield. Mr. Tilley preceded her in death on April 17, 2007...
Patricia Garrett (12/23/08)
Patricia Garrett, daughter of the late James Benjamin and Helen Hubbard Garrett, was born at Advance on Jan. 9, 1951, and died at her residence in Dexter on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at the age of 57. Mrs. Garrett was a former resident of the Bloomfield area and was of the Baptist Faith...
Shirley Ann Fortner (12/23/08)
Shirley Ann Fortner, daughter of the late Freeman Wagoner and Ollie Pyle Wagoner, was born Aug. 27, 1943, in Kenneth and died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at General Baptist Nursing Home in Campbell. She was united in marriage on June 9, 1962, to Kenneth Fortner in Malden, and he survives of the home...
Gary Tucker (12/23/08)
Gary Tucker, 49, of Bloomfield died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at his residence. Mr. Tucker was born Jan. 24, 1959, in St. Louis. He was a former resident of Wyoming and Illinois. He had worked as a carpenter. Survivors include his mother, Clara Shrum, and step-father, Vern, of Bloomfield; two sons, Jeremy and Jason Tucker of Louisiana; a daughter, Brandi Sapp of Illinois; two brothers, Terry Tucker of LaSalle, Ill., and Ricky Tucker of Florida; two sisters, Reba Scudder of Troy Grove, Ill., and Lynda Wyatt of Vero Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren.. ...
Nissel Rosenbaum Byers (12/16/08)
A graveside service was held for Nissel Rosenbaum Byers at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at United Hebrew Temple Cemetery, 7855 Canton Avenue, University City. She was the wife of the late Clayton W. Byers; mother and mother-in-law of the late Tamara Byers, Gary (Shelley) Byers, Brian (Linda) Byers, and Bruce (Linda) Byers; sister and sister-in-law of the late Tamara Rosenbaum, late Harry (late Bertha) Rosenbaum, late William Rosenbaum, late Helen Hollander and the late Sarah (late Henry) Montenegro; grandmother of Carly (Jonas) Cooper; great-grandmother of Samuel Cooper; sister-in-law, aunt, great-aunt, and friend.. ...
John E. Launius (12/16/08)
John Launius, son of the late E.Y. Launius and Gertrude Penigar Launius, was born on Jan. 31, 1921, in Essex and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at the age of 87. John served in the European Theater during World War II as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps and navigator of a B-17. ...
Esther Russell (12/16/08)
Esther Russell, 88, formerly of Success, Ark., died Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. Mrs. Russell is survived by two daughters and one son. Visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at the Ermert Funeral Home in Corning, Ark. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, with burial in Hitt Cemetery in Success, Ark...
John Frederic Doerschlen (12/16/08)
John Frederic Doerschlen, son of Ray and Jacqueline Holden Doerschlen, was born in Ruislip, England, on Sept. 24, 1966, and died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Perryville on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at the age of 42. John was a resident of Perryville and was employed as a machinist by T.G. America in Perryville...
Densil Morgan (12/16/08)
Densil Morgan, a resident of Dexter, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 70. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Mary Jennings (12/16/08)
Mary Jennings, a resident of Dexter, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 74. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Jerry Lloyd "Bo" Sandusky, Jr. (12/30/08)
Jerry Lloyd "Bo" Sandusky, Jr. son of Jerry Lloyd Sandusky, Sr. and Janet Hensley Sandusky of rural Dexter, was born on Feb. 28, 1969, at Kansas City and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at the age of 39. "Bo" was a student at Three Rivers Community College at Poplar Bluff, an avid deer hunter and a resident of rural Dexter...
Eleanor C. Aubuchon (12/30/08)
Eleanor C. Aubuchon, the daughter of the late J. Arthur and Mae Combs Brown, was born in Bronaugh on Dec. 23, 1917, and died at the Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter on Dec. 26, 2008, at the age of 91. Mrs. Aubuchon had lived in Desloge, Williamsville, Bloomfield, Cape Girardeau and Malden before moving to Dexter in 1992. She was a retired school teacher and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Malden...
Everett Medler (12/30/08)
Everett Medler, son of the late Raymond Medler and Mamye Lucas Medler, was born on Nov. 10, 1915, at Bernie and died in the John J. Pershing Veterans Administration Medical Center at Poplar Bluff on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at the age of 93. Mr. Medler was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, a former inspector with Elder Manufacturing Company and Arvin Automotive, a former presser with Medler's Cleaners in Dexter, and a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II.. ...
John William Brehmer (12/30/08)
John William Brehmer was born on June 27, 1945 in Alva, Okla., the son of the late Elmer W. Brehmer and Lillie B. Brehmer, and died at his rural Dexter home on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008, at the age of 63. John grew up on a farm near Fairmont, Okla., and graduated from Garber High School in Garber, Okla., In 1967. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla., and soon after came to Missouri looking for a teaching job...
John William Brehmer (12/29/08)
John William Brehmer was born on June 27, 1945 in Alva, Ok., the son of the late Elmer W. Brehmer and Lillie B. Brehmer and died at his rural Dexter home on Sunday, Dec. 28 at the age of 63. John grew up on a farm near Fairmont, Ok. and graduated from Garber High School in Garber, Ok. In 1967. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Ok., and soon after came to Missouri looking for a teaching job...
Wanda Adkins (12/27/08)
Wanda Adkins, daughter of the late Ephriam Robinett and Opal Thelma Trent Robinett was born on July 21, 1929 at Flint and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Dec. 24, 2008, at the age of 79. Mrs. Adkins was a homemaker and a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church where she has served as treasurer for over 30 years...
John Thomas "Jack" Thornton (12/26/08)
John Thomas "Jack" Thornton, a resident of Kingman, Arizona and the son of Nona Pritchard Robinson of Dexter, died on Dec. 23, 2008 at his residence in Kingman, Arizona at the age of 33. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Audrey Pope (12/20/08)
Audrey Pope, a resident of Bernie, died December 20, 2008, in her residence at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Ray Clodfelter (12/20/08)
Asa Ray Clodfelter, 90, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland. Ray was born July 27, 1918, in Bloomfield and spent most of his adult life in Mississippi, first in Vicksburg and then Yazoo City before moving to Jackson in 1971...
Euell Carpenter (12/20/08)
Euell F. Carpetner, 88, West Plains and formerly of Dexter, died Dec. 13,2008, at West Vue Nursing Home in West Plains. He was born June 11, 1920, to William and Cora Carpenter in Lafe, Ark. Mr. Carpenter retired from Carnation Can Division in Mt. Vernon in 1977 and served in the U.S. Army and CCC Corps. He was a member of the Church of Christ...
Pamela Sue Abelson (12/19/08)
Pamela Sue Abelson, the daughter of Gail and Gale Allen King, was born in Poplar Bluff on Aug. 26, 1950, and died at her home in Tacoma, Wash., on Dec. 15, 2008, at the age of 58. Mrs. Abelson attended grade school in Perryville where her family lived for 10 years. She graduated from Truman High School in Independence. She was a graduate of the University of Missouri Conservatory of Music, where she received a degree in choral music and a masters degree in curriculum development...
Helen L. Summers (12/19/08)
Helen L. Summers, daughter of the late Bertis Causey and Della Jones Causey, was born on April 24, 1914, at Paragould, Ark., and died at Golden Living Center in Malden on Dec. 16, 2008, at the age of 94. Mrs. Summers had been a school teacher for a short time and was a...
Helen L. Summers (12/18/08)
Helen L. Summers, daughter of the late Bertis Causey and Della Jones Causey, was born on April 24, 1914, at Paragould, Ark., and died at Golden Living Center in Malden on Dec. 16, 2008, at the age of 94. Mrs. Summers had been a school teacher for a short time and was a...
Mary Ellen Jennings (12/18/08)
Mary Ellen Jennings, daughter of the late Joe Wilmath and Betty Byrd Wilmath was born on Sept. 15, 1934 at Bernie and died at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Dec. 16, 2008, at the age of 74. Mrs. Jennings was a homemaker and was a member of the White Oak Grove General Baptist Church of rural Bernie...
John Launius (12/18/08)
John Launius, son of the late E.Y. Launius and Gertrude Penigar Launius, was born on Jan. 31, 1921, in Essex and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008, at the age of 87. John served in the European Theater during World War II as a second lieutenant in the Army Air Corps and navigator of a B-17. ...
Bertie Lou Johnson (12/17/08)
Bertie Lou Johnson, the daughter of the late Albert Nathaniel and Cora Elizabeth Tippy Owens, was born in Patterson, Ark., on Sept. 13, 1931, and died at her home in Dexter on Dec. 15, 2008, at the age of 77. She was married to J.W. Johnson in Piggott, Ark. on Oct. 4, 1947 and he preceded her in death on June 15, 1985. Mrs. Johnson had lived in Dexter since 1960. She and her husband had owned Johnson Refrigeration before retirement and was of the Baptist faith...
Orlen Gaines (12/17/08)
Orlen Gaines, son of the late W.G. and Lula Lee Dowdy Gaines, was born on Oct. 15, 1911, in Stoddard County and died on Dec. 13, 2008, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 97. Mr. Gaines was a veteran of the United States Army serving in World War II, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
John Frederic Doerschlen (12/17/08)
John Frederic Doerschlen, son of Ray and Jacqueline Holden Doerschlen, was born in Ruislip, England, on Sept. 24, 1966, and died as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near Perryville on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at the age of 42. John was a resident of Perryville and was employed as a machinist by T.G. America in Perryville...
Densil O. Morgan, Sr. (12/17/08)
Densil O. Morgan, Sr., son of the late Earnest Morgan and Alma Robinson Morgan, was born on Jan. 29, 1938, at Puxico and died in the Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, at the age of 70. Mr. Morgan was of the Baptist faith, a former maintenance man for Hudson Foods, the manager of rental property and a resident of Dexter...
Paul David Smith (12/13/08)
Paul David Smith, son of David Smith and Danetta Sue Joiner Cates, both of Dexter, was born on Sept. 1, 1969, in Dexter and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008, at the age of 39. Paul was the owner and operator of Computer Smarts in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Charles "Nob" Triplett (12/11/08)
Charles "Nob" Triplett, son of the late Charles and Nellie Williamson Triplett, was born on June 9, 1915, in Idalia and died on Dec. 10, 2008, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 93. Mr. Triplett was a carpenter, a resident of Essex and a member of the A.R.K. of Hope Church in Dexter...
Charles "Nob" Triplett (12/10/08)
Charles "Nob" Triplett, a resident of Essex, died on Dec. 10, 2008, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 93. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
John Wesley Swift, Jr. (12/09/08)
John Wesley Swift, Jr., of Milan, Il. was born a quiet birth on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. John, Jr. was a dream and al all-too-brief presence for his parents, John Wesley, Sr. and Christine Ann (Casiano) Swift; twin brother, David James Swift, at home; paternal grandparents. Richard and Susan Swift of Dexter, and maternal grandparents, Philo and Renee Norwood of Springfield...
Shirley Ann Ellis (12/09/08)
Shirley Ann Ellis, daughter of the late Homer Hubert and Margaret Lois Hudgens Perrigan, was born in Dexter on June 8, 1940, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at the age of 68. Shirley lived her whole life in the Dexter and Morehouse areas. She was of the Baptist faith...
Jackie Harrison (12/09/08)
Jackie Harrison, son of the late John William and Dorothy Narene Neeley Harrison, was born in St. Louis on Oct. 12, 1950, and died at his home in Dexter on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at the age of 58. Jackie grew up in St. Louis and moved to Dexter many years ago. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter...
Harold Eugene Pennington (12/09/08)
Harold Eugene Pennington, son of the late George and Lelia Varble Pennington, was born in Puxico on Feb. 5, 1925, and died at his home in Wappapello on Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at the age of 83. Mr. Pennington had lived in Cape Girardeau and Marble Hill for 30 years with the remaining years in Puxico and Wapppapello. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Puxico. He had been the bass singer for the Missourian Quartet and the Faithman Quartet. His favorite hobby was fishing...
Nina Mae Clubb (12/09/08)
Nina Mae Clubb, daughter of the late Arthur Markland and Laura Atkisson Markland, was born on Sept. 23, 1913, near Dexter and died in the Golden Living Center at Bloomfield on Dec. 5, 2008, at the age of 95. Mrs. Clubb was of the Baptist faith, a former seamstress at Elder Manufacturing Company in Dexter, a former resident of Dexter currently residing in Bloomfield...
Nina Clubb (12/06/08)
Nina Clubb, a resident of Dexter, died on Dec. 5, 2008 in the Golden Living Center at Bloomfield at the age of 95. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
John Riley Morgan (12/05/08)
John Riley Morgan was born on Jan. 25, 1944 in Matthews and died at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008 at the age of 64. Mr. Morgan had lived in Dexter for the past 18 years and attended Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. He was a farmer and on May 21, 1967, he married Charlene Fiske, and she survives of the home in Dexter...
David Jerold Cornell (12/04/08)
David Jerold Cornell was born on Dec. 23, 1938 in Florida, the son of Vera Cornell, and died Wednesday Dec. 3, 2008 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 69. Mr. Cornell was of the Baptist faith and was a US Army veteran and a retired truck driver...
Deadra Page Swiderski (12/03/08)
Deadra Page Swiderski, daughter of Connie Duncan Hausman and the late Richard Swiderski, was born in Ill. on June 22, 1972, and died at her home in Dexter on Dec. 1, 2008, at the age of 36. She had lived most of her life in Dexter and had attended the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Dorothy Botsch (12/02/08)
Dorothy Botsch, daughter of the late Walter and Lelia Smith Howell, was born on Jan. 10, 1920, in Parma and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008, at the age of 88. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a charter member of Heartland Quilters where she enjoyed quilting and a resident of Bernie...
Mary M. Smith (12/02/08)
Mary M. Smith, daughter of the late John M. and Henrietta Fager Gribler, was born in McGee on July 7, 1921, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Dec. 1, 2008, at the age of 87. Mrs. Smith had lived in the McGee community all her life. She was a member of Wappapello VFW Post 3416. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and raising chickens...
Jannette Pogue (12/02/08)
Jannette Pogue, the daughter of the late James Clifford and Ethel Hudgins Campbell, was born in Qulin on Dec. 17, 1935, and died at her home in Puxico on Nov. 29, 2008, at the age of 72. Mrs. Pogue had taught school in the Malden, Dexter and Qulin Schools, and in Truman, Ark., before moving to Puxico in 1971. ...
Myrlee Edward Kinworthy (12/02/08)
Myrlee Edward Kinworthy, 83, of Poplar Bluff died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at the Westwood Hills Healthcare Center in Poplar Bluff. Mr. Kinworthy was born May 22, 1925, in Dexter. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Europe and the German Liberation. He was widely known in southeast Missouri as a dealer in used farm equipment...