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Obituaries from February 2009

Ruth Ellen Lee (02/13/09)
Ruth Ellen Lee, the daughter of the late Albert and Mattie Norma Haley Williamson, was born near Essex on Dec. 1, 1918, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center in Puxico on Feb. 11, 2009, at the age of 90. Mrs. Lee had lived in Essex and Puxico all her life. She had worked at the Comeau Nursing Home and at Elders Manufacturing before her retirement. She was a member of the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico and was the oldest living member of the church...
Mamie Alice Gibson (02/13/09)
Mamie Alice Gibson-Campbell, the daughter of the late William E. and Bertha Coats Wader, was born in Dexter on Jan. 17, 1926, and died at the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn., on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009. at the age of 83. Mrs. Campbell had lived in Dexter all her life. She was retired from the Hat Factory where she had been a seamstress and had attended the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter...
Ruth Flannery Johnson (02/13/09)
Ruth Flannery Johnson, daughter of the late Joseph Eugene Gaines and Dora McDaniel Gaines, was born on June 25, 1936, at Essex and died in her residence at Dexter on Feb. 7, 2009, at the age of 72. Mrs. Johnson was a former nurse's aide at the Regional Center For The Developmentally Disabled at Sikeston and a resident of Dexter...
Virgil Harvey Bell (02/11/09)
Virgil Harvey Bell, son of the late Virgil Harvey and Edith Elliott Bell, was born in Allenton on March 26, 1928, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Feb. 10, 2009, at the age of 80. Mr. Bell had lived in Henderson, Ky., until moving to Puxico in 1972...
Ruth Heitman (02/04/09)
Ruth Heitman was born on Dec. 18, 1925 in St. Louis to William and Lydia Horstbrink and died on Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 in Dexter. Mrs. Heitman was a graduate of Beaumont High School and graduated from Central Bible College in Springfield in 1947. During her internship in college, she taught children on the Blackfoot Indian reservation in Idaho. She has been a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God for 52 years...
Carl Gene Wallace (02/04/09)
Carl Gene Wallace, son of Lowell and Edna Whitworth Wallace, was born in Parma on Feb. 25, 1947, and died at his home in Parma on Jan. 28, 2009, at the age of 61. Mr. Wallace had lived in Parma most of his life. Surviving are one daughter, Pam Carpenter of Texas; one son, Reggie Wallace of Texas; five grandchildren; two sisters, Janice Bush and June Evans both of Granite City, Ill...
Eunice Pixley (02/26/09)
Eunice Pixley, daughter of the late Walker Jarrell and Amanda Norman Jarrell, was born on Nov. 2, 1922, at Parma and died in her residence at Dexter on Feb. 23, 2009, at the age of 86. Mrs. Pixley was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Dexter, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Betty Ruth Mott (02/26/09)
Betty Ruth Mott, the daughter of the late Paul Jerome and Zelma Boyd Findley, was born in Leachville, Ark., on March 24, 1939, and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Feb. 24, 2009. at the age of 69. Mrs. Mott had lived in Essex most of her life. She was retired from Horizon Manufacturing in Advance and was a member of the Bird's Corner Assembly of God Church...
Rev. Marion R. Gipson (02/26/09)
Rev. Marion R. Gipson, son of the late Richard Gipson and Carrie Norman Gipson was born on Nov. 12, 1920, at Essex and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Feb. 24, 2009, at the age of 88. Rev. Gipson was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter, a minister serving several General Baptist Churches in the area, a former maintenance worker for the Dexter Public School System and a resident of Dexter...
Rev. Marion Gipson (02/25/09)
Rev. Marion Gipson died on Feb. 24, 2009 in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at the age of 88. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home.
Eunice Pixley (02/24/09)
Eunice Pixley died on Feb. 23, 2009 at her Dexter residence at the age of 86. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Russell Foster (02/24/09)
Russell Foster, son of the late Donald Foster and Mary Moore Foster, was born on March 2, 1963, at St. Louis and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 22, 2009. at the age of 45. Mr. Foster was of the Church Of Christ faith, the manager of AmeriMart in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Carl Edward Darby Sr. (02/24/09)
Carl Edward Darby Sr., son of the late W. C. Darby and Bessie Eaves Darby, was born on Dec. 4, 1935, at East Prairie and died in the Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. at the age of 73. Mr. Darby was of the Assembly of God faith, a former forklift operator for Arvin Automotive, a former employee of Orscheln Brother's Truckline in St. Louis, a former sergeant in the Missouri National Guard, a member of the U.A.W. Local 1930 and a resident of Dexter...
Clarence Wilson "Davy" Crutcher (02/20/09)
Clarence Wilson "Davy" Crutcher, son of the late John L. and Eliza Shobe Crutcher, was born in Essex, Missouri on Oct. 5, 1918, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Feb. 18, 2009 at the age of 90. Mr. Crutcher had lived in Essex most his life and had lived in Dexter the past several years. ...
Clarence W. "Davy" Crutcher (02/19/09)
Clarence W. "Davy" Crutcher died at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Feb. 18, 2009 at the age of 90. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter.
Wilma Jean Dorris (02/19/09)
Wilma Jean Dorris, daughter of the late Otto Whitehead and Iva Mae Long Whitehead, was born on Aug, 21, 1921 at Bernie and died at Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 17, 2009, at the age of 87. Mrs. Dorris was a homemaker and a member of New Prospect Church in rural Malden...
Ronald Froman (02/19/09)
Ronald Froman, son of the late Harry C. and Grace L. Gribler Froman, was born in Detroit, Mich., on May 18, 1940, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Feb. 17, 2009, at the age of 68. Mr. Froman had lived in Michigan, Arkansas and St. ...
Walter L. Leirer (02/19/09)
Walter L. Leirer, age 62, of Destin, Florida, died at his home on Feb. 15, 2009. Walt was born on Dec. 31, 1946, in Bloomfield to the late Clifton S. and Lydia (Crank) Leirer. A patriot and huge supporter of the military, he was proud to have served his country in the United States Navy. ...
Shirley Ann McGehee (02/19/09)
Shirley Ann McGehee, daughter of the late Ules Belcher and Virginia Spencer Belcher, was born Dec. 21, 1937, at East Prairie and died Feb. 17, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was raised by her grandparents, M.H. and Edith Bennett in East Prairie...
Walter R. Shublom (02/19/09)
Walter R. Shublom, Merriam, Kan, died on Feb. 14, 2009, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. He was 86 years old and had been in declining health for the past year. Born to Rudolph and Alma Shublom on Feb. 5, 1923, on the family farm near Salina, Kan., he attended rural school and was a 1941 graduate of Salina High School. ...
William Burton Morgan (02/18/09)
William Burton Morgan, son of the late John F. Morgan and Lela M. Haynes Morgan, was born on Dec. 3, 1943 in Henderson County, Tenn., and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Feb. 16, 2009 at the age of 65. Mr. Morgan was self-employed and had formerly worked at Dudley Enterprise in Dudley. He was a resident of Dexter...
Paul J. Snider (02/18/09)
Paul J. Snider, son of the late Paul Scott Snider and Etta Shipman Snider, was born on April 1, 1934, at rural Dexter and died in the St. Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Friday, Feb. 13, 2009, at the age of 74. Mr. Snider was a farmer, a veteran of the United States Air Force and a resident of rural Dexter...
David Talley (02/18/09)
David Talley, son of Eldon Talley of Dexter and the late Barbara Crossfield Talley, was born on Jan. 11, 1955, in Poplar Bluff and died at his residence in Dexter on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009, at the age of 54. Mr. Talley was formerly employed as a painter for Solartron in Florida and a resident of Dexter...
Ronnie Dean Vincent (02/17/09)
Ronnie Dean Vincent, son of Luther Ray and Mary Francis Lowder Vincent, was born in Poplar Bluff on Nov. 5, 1981, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 15, 2009, at the age of 27. Mr. Vincent had lived in Tennessee, but had lived in the Dexter area most of his life. He had worked as a carpenter, was of the Pentecost faith and enjoyed fishing and hunting...
Helen Beatrice "Bea" Pullum (02/17/09)
Helen Beatrice "Bea" Pullum, the daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Edna Estelle Brack Gromer, was born in Morley on Aug. 19, 1924, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Feb. 13, 2009, at the age of 84. Mrs. Pullum had lived in the Essex and Bloomfield areas most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith...
Helen "Bea" Pullum (02/16/09)
Helen Beatrice "Bea" Pullum, the daughter of the late Thomas Henry and Edna Estelle Brack Gromer, was born in Morley on Aug. 19, 1924, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Feb. 13, 2009, at the age of 84. Mrs. Pullum had lived in the Essex and Bloomfield areas most of her life. She was of the Baptist faith...
Bessie Louise Goetz (02/14/09)
Bessie Louise Goetz, the daughter of the late Henry and Vernice Ruhroede Winterburg, was born in Ava, Ill., on Feb. 20, 1930, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 12, 2009, at the age of 78 Mrs. Goetz had lived in St. Ann's, Chester and Cahokia, Ill., before moving to Dexter two years ago. She had worked as a seamstess at various factories. She was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter. She loved sewing, music and singing...
David Houston Tanner (02/14/09)
David Houston Tanner, 50, of Gipsy, was born Aug. 3, 1958, at Hayti, the son of Ivan "Fuzz" and mavis Tanner Britton and died Sunday, Feb. 11, 2009, at his home. David was a retired truck driver. He was a member of Brush Creek Missionary Baptist Church and also a member of the Zalma Masonic Lodge #545...
Nancy Marie Wagner (02/10/09)
Nancy Marie Wagner, daughter of the late Jesse and Ella Mae Fletcher Reeves, was born in Senath on Sept. 26, 1951, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 5, 2009, at the age of 57. Mrs. Wagner had lived in Senath, Rector, Ark., and Malden and had lived the past eight years in Piggott, Ark. She was a member of the Victory Fellowship where she was a Sunday school teacher, active in the Women's Ministry and was a bus driver...
Bonnie Rushe Haga (02/10/09)
Bonnie Rushe Haga, daughter of the late Noah H. and Maudie Jane Whitley Parris, was born on May 8, 1917, and died on Feb. 9, 2009 at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield at the age of 91. Mrs. Haga was a member of the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Veda Jewell Chailland (02/10/09)
Veda Jewell Chailland, 83, of Bell City, was born Dec. 20, 1925, at Kennett, the daughter of Perry Ransom and Pearl Brotherton Bennett, and died Feb. 6, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 83. Veda was a 1944 graduate of Hornersville High School. She had worked at Thorngates in Chaffee. She was a member of the General Baptist Church in Bell City...
Robert Ray Doyle (02/07/09)
Robert Ray Doyle, 54, was born in St. Louis on July, 31, 1954, and died at his home in Evansville, Ind., on Feb. 4, 2009. Bob was a veteran of the United States Navy, and was retired from Allied Waste Industries. On Aug. 13, 1994, he married LouAnn Nelson Doyle, who survives of the home in Evansville, Ind. ...
Stephen R. Stephens (02/07/09)
Steven R. Stephens, 59, of Festus, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2009, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis County. He was born March 16, 1949, at Cape Girardeau to the late Glen V. Stephens and Mary Esther Sparkman Stephens. He had been a service technician for Sears and was a member of Teamsters Local #688...
Geraline Hartline (02/07/09)
Geralene Hartline, daughter of the late Harlie Hicks and Laura Chilton Hicks, was born on Jan. 14, 1946 in Puxico and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Feb. 5, 2009 at the age of 64. Mrs. Hartline was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter...
Geralene Hartline (02/06/09)
Geralene Hartline, a resident of Dexter, died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009 at the age of 64. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Mary Northcutt (02/06/09)
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 at Dexter on 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 the Vintage Villa Nursing Home at Dexter, the former past president of Dexter Eagles Auxiliary and a resident of Dexter...
Carol L Lewis (02/06/09)
Carol L Lewis, of Piedmont died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, at Fort Clark Springs, Texas. She was born on July 7, 1943, in Idalia, the daughter of the late Harry and May Whitson Lankford. She was 54. She was a member of Piedmont Nazarene Church, and a self-employed insurance agent. She and her husband, Hollis, owned Lewis Insurance in Piedmont for several years...
Dennis Ray Ritch (02/05/09)
Dennis Ray Ritch, son of Charles R. Ritch and Gloria Harlan Ritch, was born in Dexter on July 13, 1954, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Feb. 3, 2009 at the age of 54. Mr. Ritch had lived in Grayridge and Dexter all his life. He had worked at area parts stores before his health forced his retirment. He was of the Baptist faith...
Clara Sue Chappell (02/03/09)
Clara Sue Chappell, daughter of the late Clyde and Fannie Louise Barnes Quinn, was born in Medina, Tenn., on Oct. 10, 1929, and died at the Heritage House Nursing Center in Portageville on Jan. 31, 2009, at the age of 79. Mrs. Chappell had lived in Bloomfield from 1960 until moving to Portageville in 2000. She was a member of the First Church of God in Portageville...
Janice Elaine Green (02/03/09)
Janice Elaine Green, daughter of the late Herman Green and Gertrude King Green was born on Feb. 1, 1938, At Flint, Mich. and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Feb. 1, 2009, at the age of 68. Mrs. Green had retired from Purolator and was a Methodist...
Charles Wayne Rampley (02/03/09)
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 married 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...
John T. Vangilder (02/03/09)
John T. Vangilder, son of the late Thomas P. and Mary Ellen Wooten Vangilder, was born in Greene County, Ark., on Jan. 2, 1913, and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter on Jan. 31, 2009, at the age of 96. Mr. Vangilder had lived in Arkansas before moving to Dexter many years ago. He was retired from Union Electric and a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Johnnie Darroll Carter (02/03/09)
Johnnie Darroll Carter of Cape Girardeau died at the home of his daughter in Oak Ridge. He was born Sept. 30, 1940, at Parma, the son of Paul Daniel and Lucille Beatrice Ivie Carter. He and Judy Kimbel were married in1959 and later married Jerry S. Pender in 1963 and has remained unmarried since 1975...