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Obituaries from January 2009

Charles Wayne Rampley (01/30/09)
Charles Wayne Rampley, son of the late Charles and Ida Lee Walker Rampley, was born in Bell City Nov. 18, 1930, and died at his home as a the result of a fire Jan. 27, 2009 at the age of 78 years. He was born to Esther Smith, who survives. Rampley was a retired material cutter for Elder Manufacturing. He attended the Church of Christ and was a member of the Amvets Post in Bloomfield, and a Navy veteran, having served during the Korean War...
Chistine Schacherbauer (01/30/09)
Chistine Schacherbauer, the daughter of the late Thomas Marion and Vister Blanch DeTomasi Riddle, was born in Jackson, Tenn. on May 23, 1931, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Jan. 29, 2009 at the age of 77. Mrs. Schacherbauer had lived in Dexter since 1961, and was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Robert L. Webb (01/30/09)
Robert L. Webb, son of the late Oda Webb and Elga Christian Webb, was born on Dec. 24, 1925 at Dexter and died on Jan. 28, 2009 at the St. Luke Hospital in Chesterfield at the age of 83. Mr. Webb was a member of the First Baptist Church in Fulton and a former fleet sales representative for Chrysler Corporation. He was also a former Court Bailiff for Stoddard County Circuit Courts and a veteran of the Army Medical Corps, having served in World War II...
Carol M. Vandiver (01/30/09)
Carol M. Vandiver, the daughter of the late Norman Magee and Blanche Capps Magee, was born on Dec. 25, 1938 in Stoddard County and died on Jan. 29, 2009 at her residence in Bloomfield at the age of 70. She was married Jan. 13, 1956 to Bobby Vandiver at Circle City...
Alan L. Wilson (01/30/09)
Alan L. Wilson was born a resident of Heber Springs, Ark. died on Jan. 27, 2009 in the Baptisty Health Medical Center at Heber Springs, Ark. at the age of 73. Funeral arrangement are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis in Bernie...
Christine Schacherbauer (01/30/09)
Christine Schacherbauer, the daughter of the late Thomas Marion and Vister Blanch DeTomasi Riddle, was born in Jackson, Tenn., on May 23, 1931, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Jan. 29, 2009 at the age of 77 years. Arrangements are incomplete at this time at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Dexter...
Thomas Earl Trout (01/29/09)
Due to the weather, the services for Thomas Earl Trout have been rescheduled. Visitation will be held after 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 29. 2009, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Puxico. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2009, in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico...
Mary Northcutt (01/29/09)
Mary Northcutt, daughter of the late Finis Minehart and Minnie Lape Minehart, was born on Aug. 25, 1920, at La Valle and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at the age of 88. Mrs. Northcutt was a member of the Faith Fellowship Bible Way Assembly at Dexter, a former nurse's aide at Vintage Villa Nursing Home in Dexter, the former past-president of the Dexter Eagles Auxiliary and a resident of Dexter...
Don Taylor (01/27/09)
Don Taylor, son of the late William I. and Lydia Bond Taylor, was born in New Madrid on Feb. 19, 1913, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Jan. 24, 2009, at the age of 95. Mr. Taylor had lived in Louisville, Ky., where he had been a service station operator and a member of the Lions Club. He moved to Dexer in 1999, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield...
Rick Conner (01/27/09)
Rick Conner, son of Hazel Lane of Dexter and the late Roy Conner, was born on Oct. 20, 1947, at Dexter and died in the Landmark Hospital at Cape Girardeay on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at the age of 61. Mr. Conner was a former production supervisor at Purolator Filter Company in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of Dexter...
Thomas Earl Trout (01/27/09)
Thomas Earl Trout, the son of the late James Ora and Dottie Mae Wright Trout, was born in Campbell on July 19, 1930, and died at the Veteran's Home in Cape Girardeau on Jan. 24, 2009, at the age of 78. Mr. Trout had lived in Pontiac, Mich. for 33 years where he worked at General Motors. He moved to Dexter 25 years ago. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps...
Wilma Ruth Grim (01/23/09)
Wilma Ruth Grim, the daughter of the late William Clinton and Pearlie Patterson Ellis, was born in Essex on Sept. 27, 1917, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Jan. 21, 2009 at the age of 91. Mrs. Grim had lived in Bloomfield since 1935 and was a member of the Bloomfield General Baptist Church...
Shirley Jean Mitchell (01/22/09)
Shirley Jean Mitchell, daughter of the late Thomas and Flora Ruth Kenser Young, was born in Keiser, Ark., on Feb. 16, 1932, and died at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at the age of 76. Mrs. Mitchell had lived in Puxico for several years and had lived in the Patton and Marble Hill area until 2006 when she moved to Cape Girardeau. ...
Ronnie Lee Stanford (01/21/09)
Ronnie Lee Stanford, son of the late Almon Earl and Joy Montez Marsh Stanford, was born in Melbourne, Ark., on Jan. 4, 1947, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Jan. 19, 2009, at the age of 62. Mr. Stanford had lived in Bloomfield and Dexter most of his life. ...
Martin L. Passley (01/20/09)
Martin L. Passley, son of the late Joseph Daniel Passley and Mary Elizabeth Dillie Passley, was born on April 17, 1931, in Charleston and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the age of 77. Mr. Passley was of the Baptist faith, a farmer, and a resident of Bernie...
Robert "Buster" Plummer (01/20/09)
Robert "Buster" Plummer, son of the late R. G. and Elizabeth Plummer, was born in Gideon on June 4, 1920, and died at his daughter's home in Dexter on Jan. 18, 2009, at the age of 88. Mr. Plummer had lived in Dexter and had lived the past 30 years in Bloomfield. ...
Richard Caldwell (01/20/09)
Richard Caldwell, son of the late Oscar Caldwell, Jr., and Alice Murray Caldwell McClard, was born on Jan. 18, 1926, at Commerce and died in the Golden Living Center at Dexter on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the age of 82. Mr. Caldwell was a member of the Pleasant Grove Community Church near Dexter, of which his mother was a founding member, a farmer, retiring in 1993, a grain inspector for the State of Missouri where he retired in 2000, a veteran of the United States Navy serving in World War II, a member of the American Legion, a Third Degree Mason in the Bloomfield Masonic Lodge #153, and a resident of Dexter.. ...
DeLores Marguerite Heitfeld (01/20/09)
DeLores Marguerite Heitfeld, who went to be with her heavenly father, was born Aug. 20, 1926. in Herkimer, Kan., to Louis Philip and Catherine Schierkolk Meinecke and died Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, in Enid, Okla. A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Breckinridge, Okla., with Pastor Art McCormick officiating...
Robert Don Midkiff, Sr. (01/20/09)
Robert Don Midkiff, Sr., son of the late George Thomas Midkiff and Katherine Davis Midkiff, was born Feb. 4, 1948, at Sikeston and died in Southeast Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at the age of 60. Mr. Midkiff was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church near Dexter, a mechanic with Griffin Enterprises at Advance, and a resident of rural Dexter...
James C. Copeland (01/20/09)
James C. Copeland, 62, of Harrison, Ark., died Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, in Springfield. He was born July 19, 1946, in Harrison, Ark. James was a lifelong resident of Harrison, Ark. He will be missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce of Harrison, Ark.; one son, John Copeland of Harrison, Ark.; five daughters, Jodie Mills of Reeds Springs, Janice Marshall, Jeannette Sheppard, Jamie McLeod, all of Harrison, Ark., and Lori Moore of Dexter; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Bennie Leon Plunk (01/16/09)
Bennie Leon Plunk was born June 30, 1945, in Toccopola, Miss., the son of the late George Edward Plunk and Vallie Louise Snider Plunk Inmon, and died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He had been a resident of Campbell. On July 12, 2003, he was united in marriage to Debra Diane Warren in Clarkton, and she survives of the home...
Carol Sue Eads (01/15/09)
Carol Sue Eads, daughter of John Willard and Florence Horn Willard was born on April 28, 1965, at Poplar Bluff and died at St. Francis Medical Center on Jan. 14, 2009, at the age of 43. Mrs. Eads had been a EMT and had worked for several years in home health. She was of Baptist Faith...
James Floyd Bowen, Sr. (01/14/09)
James Floyd Bowen, Sr. was born on Sept. 9, 1934 in Mayflower, Ark., the son of Floyd Bowen and Sara Millie Self Bowen, and died on Firday, Jan. 9, 2009 at Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 74. Mr. Bowen was united in marriage to Virginia Bell on March 5, 1960 and she survives...
Gladys Faye Sadler (01/14/09)
Gladys Faye Sadler, daughter of the late George Crowe and Izora Wells Crowe, was born on Feb. 26, 1920 in Eldorado, Ill. and died at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tenn. on Jan. 12, 2009 at the age of 88. Mrs. Sadler was a former machine operator with Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield, a former employee of Simpson Oil Company in Dexter, and a former manager of Dexter Dollar Store. ...
Benzle L. Volz (01/14/09)
Benzle L. Volz, son of the late John E. Volz and Effie McMann Volz, was born on Nov. 16, 1922 in Bernie and died on Jan. 12, 2009 at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 86. Mr. Volz was a former forklift operator for Triangle Terminal Warehouse in St. Louis, a veteran of the US Army and a Dexter resident...
Francis Lorraine Stephens Price (01/13/09)
Francis Lorraine Stephens Price, the daughter of Thomas Joseph Stephens and Iva Mae Evans Stephens, was born on Oct. 22, 1926 in Flint, Mich., and died on Jan. 9, 2009 in Comfort, Texas. Francis married William Aaron Price, known as Bill, on Dec 26, 1944. The Price family moved to Houston, Texas, in 1954...
Beatrice Campbell (01/13/09)
Beatrice Campbell, daughter of the late Irving Osbern Bland and Mary Ellen Wilson Bland, was born on Nov. 10, 1922, at Fisk and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Friday, Jan. 9, 2009, at the age of 86. Mrs. Campbell was a member of the Second General Baptist Church where she served as best she could when asked, a former bank bookkeeper and a resident of Dexter...
Jessie James Griesmer (01/09/09)
Jessie James Griesmer, 73, of Jacksonville, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009. He was born Feb. 27, 1935 in Heber Springs, Ark., to the late Oscar and Grace Steele Griesmer. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Griesmer; three brothers; and two sisters. He was a retired veteran in the United States Air Force and an avid fisherman and outdoorsman...
Thea Ellen Summitt (Davis) (01/09/09)
Thea Ellen Summitt (Davis) died suddenly Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Ill. She is survived by one son, Sgt. Ricky Fletcher, stationed with the United States Army in Japan; by one daughter, Tiffany Lewis of Zalma; and by one brother, Richard Summitt of Henderson, Tenn...
Ranee Leigh Miller (01/08/09)
Ranee Leigh Miller, 32, of Memphis, Tenn., died Tuesday morning, Jan. 6, 2009, in Memphis, as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born September 21, 1976, the daughter of Sherry Miller and Joe Miller. She was a restaurant manager in Memphis, a graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School in Cape Girardeau, and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mounds City, Ill...
Carlean Jane Johnson (01/08/09)
Carlean Jane Johnson, daughter of the late Vera Oliver Warren and the late James L. Warren and the twin sister of the late Carlos James Warren, all of Dexter, was born on May 6, 1938 in Campbell and died on Thursday, Jan 1, 2009 at Gig Harbor, Wash. at the age of 70...
Robert C. "Bob" Adams (01/08/09)
Robert C. "Bob" Adams, son of the late Floyd Adams and Nannie Brown Adams, was born on June 1, 1929 at Limestone, Ark., and died at his Dexter residence on Jan. 5, 2009 at the age of 79. Mr. Adams was the office manager for Averett and Son Implement and ProAg in Dexter for over 40 years...
Valerie Denise Dockery (01/07/09)
Valerie Denise Dockery, the daughter of Martha Simon and the late G.L. Jones and, was born in Dexter on May 24, 1968, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at the age of 40. Mrs. Dockery had lived in Poplar Bluff most all her life. She was of the Baptist faith. In 1989, she was married to Randy Dockery in New Madrid...
Robert C. Adams (01/07/09)
Robert C. Adams, son of the late Floyd Adams and Nannie Brown Adams, was born on June 1, 1929 at Limestone, Ark., and died at his Dexter residence on Jan. 5, 2009 at the age of 80. Mr. Adams was the office manager for Averett and Son Implement and ProAg in Dexter for over 40 years...
Bayless Earnest "Sonny" Taylor, Jr. (01/07/09)
Bayless Earnest "Sonny" Taylor, Jr., of Dudley was born on Oct. 15, 1928 in Jacksonville, Ark. and died Jan. 6, 2009 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 80. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bayless and Alma Taylor and two brothers, Rudy and Eugene...
Eugene Raymond Harper (01/07/09)
Eugene Raymond Harper, the son of the late Henry E. and Ortie Reynolds Harper, was born in Visalia, Calif., on April 23, 1925, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikestson on Jan. 5, 2009, at the age of 83. Mr. Harper had lived in the Morehouse area most all his life and was raised by his uncle, Sam Robey in Morehouse. ...
William "Bill" Mangum (01/06/09)
William "Bill" Mangum, the son of the late Roscoe Conklin and Francis Louise Burton Mangum , was born in Blythville, Ark., on Jan. 29, 1929, and died at his home in Dexter on Jan. 2, 2009 at the age of 79. Mr. Mangum had lived in Stoddard County since 1957. He was retired from the City of Bloomfield where he worked as street superintendent and was a member of the New Bethel General Baptist Church. He was also a member of the Bloomfield Saddle Club and enjoyed hunting and camping...
Robert C. Adams (01/06/09)
Robert C. Adams, a resident of Dexter, died on Jan. 5, 2009, in his residence at the age of 79. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Bayless Taylor (01/06/09)
Bayless Taylor, a resident of rural Dudley, died on Jan. 6, 2009 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center at the age of 80. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Norma Sells Wilson (01/06/09)
Norma Sells Wilson, daughter of the late William W. Whelchel and Ethel Deckard Whelchel, was born on Aug. 7, 1915, in Gideon and died at her residence in Dexter on Monday, Jan. 5, 2009, at the age of 93. Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Dexter, a home-maker, and a resident of Dexter...
Ralph G. Thurston (01/06/09)
Ralph G. Thurston, son of the late Walter and Ora Deck Thurston, was born on July 5, 1932 in Bernie and died at his Dexter residence on Jan. 4, 2009 at the age of 76. Mr. Thurston was a veteran of the United States Army, a retired engineer for local clothing manufacturers and a resident of Dexter...
Shirley Eona Duncan (01/06/09)
Shirley Eona Duncan, the daughter of the late Melvin and Ruth Huber Fetters, was born in St. Louis on Jan. 10, 1934 and died at St. John's Hospital in Washington on Dec. 31 at the age of 74. Mrs. Duncan had lived in St. Louis before moving to St. Clair in 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in St. Clair...
Shirley Eona Duncan (01/02/09)
Shirley Eona Duncan, the daughter of the late Melvin and Ruth Huber Fetters, was born in St. Louis on Jan. 10, 1934 and died at St. John's Hospital in Washington on Dec. 31 at the age of 77. Mrs. Duncan had lived in St. Louis before moving to St. Clair in 1971. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in St. Clair...