Obituaries from October 2009
Eunice P. Garner
Eunice P. Garner, the daughter of the late John Preston and Myrtle Agnes Harlan Edwards, was born in Gray Ridge on March 5, 1915, and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff on Oct. 29, 2009, at the age of 94. Mrs. Garner had lived in Grayridge and Bloomfield most of her life. ...
Mattie L. Tilley Gaskins
Mattie L. Tilley Gaskins, daughter of the late William McKinley and Maudie Anderson Hudson, was born in Dover, Ark. on April 17, 1932, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Oct. 28, 2009 at the age of 77. Mrs. Gaskins had lived in St. Louis before moving to Bloomfield 20 years ago. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Bloomfield...
Hildred Veola Furrell
Hildred Veola Furrell, daughter of the late Joe and Geneva Butler Wiggington, was born March 28, 1916, at Tishomingo, Miss., and died on Oct. 19, 2009, in Sun City, Ariz., at the age of 93. Mrs. Furrell was of the Pentecostal faith and served the Lord faithfully for 54 years, was a retired caregiver in numerous nursing homes in California, and a hospice volunteer while living in Missouri. She moved to Surprise, Ariz., in October 2007 to live with one of her daughters...
Catherine L. Williams
Catherine L. Williams died Oct. 27, 2009, at the age of 85.
Funeral arrangements will be with Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ethel Marie Bolner
Ethel Marie Bolner, 86, of Lake City, Ark., died at St. Bernards Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark., on Monday, Oct. 26, 2009. Ethel was born in Townley to George and Edith Palmer Burton. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Jonesboro...
Danny Joe Glass
Danny Joe Glass, 50, of Corydon, Ky., died at 11:49 Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Ky.
Arrangements will be with Tomblinson Funeral Sebree Chapel.
Gary Douglas James
Gary James, son of the late Paul James and Bernice Reeves James, was born on July 9, 1929, at Malden and died on Oct. 25, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 80. Mr. James was a food broker, a member of the First Baptist Church, a member of the Dexter Elks Lodge #2439, and a resident of Dexter...
Mary Lou Teel
Mary Lou Teel, the daughter of the late Harvey and Aureola Baun Dunn, was born in Illmo on Feb.19, 1927 and died at St. Luke's in Chesterfield on Oct. 23, 2009 at the age of 82. Mrs. Teel had lived in the Essex area before moving to St. Louis many years ago. She was a proud homemaker and wife. She was of the Assembly of God faith...
Macel Gipson, daughter of the late Everett Coffey and Ora Warren Coffey, was born on Feb. 12, 1919 at Essex and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Oct. 21, 2009, at the age of 90. Mrs. Gipson was a member of the Sweet Prospect General Baptist Church in Dexter, a home-maker, and a resident of Dexter...
Macel Gipson, resident of Dexter, died on Oct. 21, 2009 in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 90.
Funeral arragements are imcomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Kenneth Baker, son of the late Kenneth "Jack" Baker and Shirley Ann Woodruff Baker was born on April 21, 1959 at Dexter and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Oct. 19, 2009 at the age of 50. Mr. Baker was a former employee of a bowling alley in Flint, Mich. and a current resident of Dexter...
Martha "Marti" Sturm
Marti Sturm, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at her home. Marti was born Jan. 5, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ferdinand Nicholas and Ruth Estes Sturm. She was a member of Abbey Road Christian Church-Disciples of Christ in Cape Girardeau, serving as chairman of Stewardship Campaign, Worship Committee and Revitalization Committee...
Helen Sue Taylor
Helen Sue Taylor, 62, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at her home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 24, 1947, in Sikeston to Glen and Mary Drucille Pixley Ayers. She and Dr. Philip Taylor were married Saturday, Aug. 8, 1970 at Dexter. She was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Church. She had been employed in the Jackson school system as a speech pathologist for several years...
Sueretha Mildred Smith
Sueretha Mildred Smith was born in Savannah, Ga., on July 26, 1927, and died at West Ridge Place Assisted Living in Sikeston on Oct. 13, 2009, at the age of 82.
Arrangements will be at Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
James Robert "Bob" Braswell
James Robert "Bob" Braswell, died at his home in Wappapello on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at the age of 72.
Arrangements will be with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.
William "Bill" Lewis
William "Bill" Lewis of Cuba was born on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 1931, in Cuba and died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at the age of 77.
Arrangements are being handled by Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba.
Eula Headlee, daughter of the late James Shrum and Emma Green Shrum, was born on Sept. 17, 1912, in Senath and died at her residence in Morehouse on Oct.12, 2009, at the age of 97. Mrs. Headlee was a member of the First Baptist Church in Morehouse and a resident of Morehouse. She had worked in a packing house in St. Louis, numerous restaurants in New Madrid County and the Cleaners in Morehouse...
Irene Kruse, daughter of the late William Burley Joyner and Florence Howle Joyner, was born on Dec. 18, 1911 in Arlington, Ky. and died at the Cypress Point Health Care in Dexter on Oct. 7, 2009 at the age of 97. Mrs. Kruse was a homemaker, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, a member of the Dexter Eastern Star, and a resident of Dexter...
Irene Kruse was born on Dec. 18,1911 and died on Oct. 7, 2009 in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 97. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter
Georgia Robinson, daughter of the late James William Lane and Bessie King Lane was born on May 5, 1923 at Broadwater and died in her residence at Dexter on Oct. 7, 2009 at the age of 86. Mrs. Robinson was a member of Sadler Chapel Methodist Church near Dexter, a former cook at the Dexter Senior Center, a home-maker and resident of Dexter...
Marcia Joan Schilin
Marcia Joan Schilin, age 65, of St. Augustine, Fla., died peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009, at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring in Jacksonville, Fla. She was born in Bernie and was a longtime resident of Atlanta, Ga., prior to moving to Florida in 2000. ...
Rev. James Robert Lafferty
Rev. James Robert Lafferty, 63, of Bloomfield, was born Dec. 12, 1945, in Canalou, the son of Orvell and Goldie Gibson Lafferty and died Oct. 5, 2009 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was a minister of General Baptist faith. He was a 1963 graduate of Bloomfield High School. He was also a 1967 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University...
Amanda Sanders, 25, of Advance passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at St. Francis Medical Center surrounded by her loving family, after a long courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 22, 1984, in Cape Girardeau, daughter to Richard E. and Ruth Sanders...
Berta Lee Fox
Berta Lee Fox died Oct. 4, 2009, in Poplar Bluff.
Arrangements will be at Watkins & Sons Chapel in Puxico.
Thelma Mae Wade
Thelma Mae Wade, 92, a resident of Fulton, Ky. died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at her residence. She was a homemaker and member of the First Baptist Church in Fulton, Ky. She moved to Kentucky in 1946 from Jackson,Tenn. She is survived by two sons, James M. Wade of South Haven, Miss., and John T. Wade of Dexter; a sister, Frances Burrow of Jackson,Tenn.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren...
Rhonda Jean Batten Estep
Rhonda Jean Batten Estep, 45, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at University of Missouri Healthcare Center in Columbia after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Estep was born Sept. 8, 1964 in Poplar Bluff. Mrs. Estep was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a 1983 graduate of Twin Rivers High School and enjoyed working puzzles and watching movies...
June Miller, daughter of the late David Tankersley and Cora Petitt Tankersley was born on Jan. 23, 1928 in Bloomfield and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Oct. 1, 2009 at the age of 81. Mrs. Miller was of the Baptist Faith, a former employee of International Shoe Company, Hamra's Department Store, where she was assistant manager and Coleman's Bar-B-Q and she was a resident of Dexter...
Willa Farris of Malden died Sept. 30, 2009 at Missouri Southern Healthcare at the age of 46. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Bradshaw Funeral Home of Malden is in charge of arrangements.
June Miller was born on January 23, 1928 and died on Oct. 1, 2009 in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Delores Schwartz, daughter of the late Walter Kozemski and Ella Dobrick Kozemski, was born on Dec. 30, 1926, in St. Louis and died on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009, in Tulsa, Okla., at the age of 82. Mrs. Schwartz was a long time resident in St. Louis, and she resided in Dexter for two years before moving to Okemah, Okla...
Vera Stewart, daughter of the late Marie Ramsey was born on March 17, 1958 in Dexter and died on Sept. 28, 2009 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 51. Mrs. Stewart was a resident of Dexter. She is survived by one brother, Jim Riggs of Taylorville, Ill.; one sister, Lara Ann DeFord of Poplar Bluff; and one uncle, David Ramsey of Essex...
Bessie Case, 94, of Essex, died Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at the Southern Missouri Healthcare in Dexter. Funeral arrangements will be at Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.