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Obituaries from January 2010

Joyce Brents (01/30/10)
Joyce Brents, a resident of Essex, Missouri died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 73 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
John D. Conder (01/29/10)
John D. Conder, 49, of Plattsmouth, Neb., was born May 17, 1960 at St. Charles, Ill., the son of Bill and Loretta Derhem Conder and died Jan. 25, 2010, in Buffalo County, Neb., from injuries sustained in a trucking accident. John was a truck driver...
Kenneth Albert Lang (01/29/10)
Kenneth Albert Lang of Dexter, formerly of Malden, was born April 19, 1941, in St. Louis and died Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 68. On Aug. 14, 1965, he was united in marriage in St. Louis to Lynn Harris. He was the owner-operator of Lang & Associated in Malden. He was a former member of the United Methodist Church in Malden and at the time of his death, a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter...
Mary Emojean Tucker (01/29/10)
Mary Emojean Tucker, daughter of the late William Ray and Edna Loretta McCunn Bacon, was born Sept. 2, 1923, and died on January 25, 2010, at Brighton Gardens of Denver Nursing Home at the age of 86. She had lived in Bloomfield for many years. She had moved to Florida for a brief time and then to Denver, Colo., three and a half years ago. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield and was a past member of the Eastern Star...
John D. Conder (01/27/10)
John D. Conder, 49, of Plattsmouth, Neb., was born May 17, 1960 at St. Charles, Ill., the son of Bill and Loretta Derhem Conder, and died Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, in Buffalo County, Neb., from injuries sustained in a trucking accident. John was a truck driver...
Betty Summers (01/27/10)
Betty Summers, daughter of the late Roy Hyslop and Ethel Wright Hyslop was born on July 22, 1931 near Idalia and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Jan. 26, 2010 at the age of 78. Mrs. Summers was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter, had done babysitting in Dexter for many years, was a former clerk at Hamra's Department Store and at Knight's Department formerly in downtown Dexter and was a resident of Dexter...
Geneva Nelson (01/26/10)
Geneva Nelson, daughter of the late Ernest and Minnie Cantrell Faulkner, was born March 28, 1920, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010. On No. 2, 1938, she was married to George Wheeler Nelson. Mr. Nelson preceded her in death in 1988...
Steve Hagy (01/26/10)
Steve Hagy, the son of Carrol LeRoy and Jeannette Allen Hagy, was born in St. Louis on Jan. 30, 1961, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Jan. 24, 2010, at the age of 48. Mr. Hagy had lived in the Sullivan area for many years and moved to Dudley one year ago. He was of the Baptist faith...
Dale Tucker (01/26/10)
Dale Tucker, son of the late Thomas Tucker and Louise Stephens Tucker was born on April 6, 1946 in Bernie and died at his residence in Bernie on Jan. 24, 2010 at the age of 63. Mr. Tucker was a former employee with Moline Mable in St. Charles, Ill., was of the Baptist faith, and a resident of Bernie...
George T. Hampton (01/26/10)
George T. Hampton, the son of the late David Melton and Mary Magdeline Hamlett Hampton, was born in Steele on Dec. 18, 1924, and died at his home in Dexter on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010, at the age of 85. Mr. Hampton had lived in the Steele and Sikeston areas before moving to Dexter in 1953. He had farmed for many years and enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the Dexter Lion's Club and the V.F.W. post...
Marlene Elizabeth Owens (01/22/10)
Lois Lorene Prosser (01/22/10)
Lois Lorene Prosser, 89, of Delta, died Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 20, 1920, near Himmel, daughter of the late Leslie and Edith Mann Medlin. On Jan. 24, 1942, in Ecorse, Mich., she was united in marriage to Glen Prosser, and he preceded her in death on May 18, 1998...
Bobby Woods (01/22/10)
Bobby Woods, son of the late Zannie and Lula Pemberton Woods, was born in Wardell on April 5, 1941, and died at his home near Dexter on Jan. 21, 2010, at the age of 68. He had lived in the Clarkton and Dexter areas all of his life. He was of the Pentecostal religion. He was the owner of Woods Sanitation for many years...
Mary John Middleton (01/19/10)
Mary John Middleton, daughter of the late Orville Fairchild and Hattie Pry Fairchild, was born on July 11, 1928, at Dexter and died in the Crowley Ridge Center in Dexter on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010 at the age of 81. She grew up in Dexter and was a Navy wife during the late 1940s and 1950s. ...
Ruby Pauline "Polly" Duckworth (01/19/10)
Ruby Pauline "Polly" Duckworth, died on Jauary 18, 2010 in her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Wilma Pat Beacham (01/19/10)
Wilma Pat Beacham, daughter of the late Ira "Foss" Moore and Anna Lucille Johnson Moore, was born at Senath on Jan. 22, 1920 and died at Puxico Nursing and Rehabition on Jan. 14, 2010, at the age of 89. Mrs. Beacham was a homemaker, a member of the Northside Baptist Church and a resident of Bernie...
Sylvia Madeline Caldwell (01/19/10)
Sylvia Madeline Caldwell, daughter of the late John Henry Hyten and Lilly Mae Trotter Hyten was born on Jan. 8, 1923 at Lavalle and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center at Dexter on Jan. 16, 2010 at the age of 87. Mrs. Caldwell was a member of the Duck Creek Baptist Church near Puxico, a home-maker and resident of rural Dexter...
Don Walker (01/19/10)
Don Walker, son of the late Jessie Raymond Walker and Mayme Reynolds Walker was born on March 5, 1936 at Cotton Hill and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Jan. 17, 2010 at the age of 73. Mr. Walker attended the Corinth General Baptist Church near Puxico, was a former mechanical engineer with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory at Batavia, Ill. and was a resident of Dexter...
Wilma Pat Beacham (01/15/10)
Wilma Pat Beacham, daughter of the late Ira "Foss" Beacham and Anna Lucille Johnson Beacham, was born at Senath on Jan. 22, 1920, and died at Puxico Nursing and Rehabition on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 at the age of 89 years. Mrs. Beacham was a homemaker, a member of the Northside Baptist Church and a resident of Bernie...
Everett Eugene Nunn (01/15/10)
Everett Eugene Nunn, son of the late Proctor and Ada Cawhorn Nunn, was born in Point Pleasant on June 29, 1926, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the age of 83. He had lived in St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1990. ...
Jack Willard Vaughn (01/15/10)
Jack Willard Vaughn, 41, of Dexter, loving and devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend, was taken from this earth on Dec. 29, 2009, and was laid to rest in his hometown of Hot Springs, Ark. on Jan. 3, 2010. Jack is survived by his wife, Connie Sheryl Stark-Vaughn; one son, Skylar Vaughn; two daughters, LeShaun Lane and Mollie Bell of the home; two sons, Ashton and Chandler Morgan of Mississippi. ...
Everett E. Nunn (01/14/10)
Everett E. Nunn, age 83, of Dexter, passed away at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Giraradeau on Jan. 13. Arrangements are incomplete but will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Pascal Beacham (01/14/10)
Pascal Beacham, was born on January 22, 1920, and departed this life on January 14, 2010, at the Puxico Nursing and Rehab Facility in Puxico, at the age of 89. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Leonard Whalen (01/14/10)
Leonard Whalen, son of the late William Porter Whalen and Eunice Bradford Whalen, was born on April 7, 1937 at Hayti and died in the Southeast Hospital at Cape Girardeau on Jan. 12, 2010 at the age of 72. Mr. Whalen attended the Bloomfield First Assembly Of God Church, was a former Technician for the Fairbanks Scale Company, a veteran of the United States Navy and a resident of Bloomfield...
Russell Goodman (01/14/10)
Russell Goodman, son of the late Alex and Ruth Eaton Goodman, was born in Essex on Dec. 1, 1942, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, at the age of 67. He had lived in Essex and Dexter all his life and was a member of the Missouri Trappers Accociation...
Lillian L. Bische (Leathers) (01/14/10)
Lillian L. Bische (Leathers) 88, died on Jan. 12, 2010 at St Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. She was born in Dexter on Dec. 10, 1921. She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert F. Bische in 2000. She has a son Michael (Leigh Ann) of Martinsville, Ind., and son Gene (Deborah) of Las Vegas, Nev. She had seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She resided in Greenwood, Ind., after her husband retired from the United States Air Force in 1961...
Myrtle Flora Smith (01/13/10)
Myrtle Flora Smith, daughter of the late George Lee and Minnie Pearl Alexander Matthews, was born Feb. 13, 1919, in Bernie and died at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010, at the age of 90. Mrs. Smith had lived in Bloomfield area all her life, She was a member of the Church of Christ...
Terry Wiseman (01/13/10)
Terry Wiseman, 43, of Advance, was born May 28, 1966, at Bloomfield, son of Odell and Marlene Kirk Wiseman, and died Jan. 8, 2010, at his home. Terry retired as the Bollinger County Sheriff. He was a member of the Zalma Masonic Lodge and the Zalma Fire Department. He was a 1984 graduate of Advance High School...
Carol Ann White (01/13/10)
Carol Ann White, formerly of Bloomfield, was born Feb. 17, 1946, and died Jan. 10, 2010, the dear daughter of the late William and Marie White. Survivors include sisters Laura (Dick) Mize of New Melle, Mary (Vernon) Hopkins of Cape Girardeeau, Nancy Shock of Jackson; brother, Bill (Phyllis) White of Advance; aunts, nieces, Mindy (Steve) Moats, Beth Shock, Shelley (Matt) Keeney, and Jennifer (Doug) McDaniel; nephews, Brett (Elaine) Matthews, Barry (Cheryl) Matthews; great-nieces and great-nephews, Andy, Corey, Elizabeth, Joe, Grant, Jackson, Macie, Carson and Mackenzie; and special friend, Rick Ahrens,. ...
Helen Dean Lee (01/13/10)
Helen Dean Cravens Lee, daughter of the late Jess Merit Cravens and Ida Lorena O'Mars Cravens, was born July 30, 1934, in Perryville and died on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at the age of 75. Helen accepted the Lord, was baptized in Castor River at the age of 16, and faithfully attended the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield...
Helen Dean Cravens Lee (01/12/10)
Helen Dean Cravens Lee, daughter of the late Jess Merit Cravens and Ida Lorena O'Mars Cravens, was born July 30, 1934, in Perryville and died on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2010, at the age of 75. Helen accepted the Lord, was baptized in Castor River at the age of 16, and faithfully attended the Trinity United Methodist Church in Bloomfield...
Carol Ann White (01/12/10)
Carol Ann White, formerly of Bloomfield, was born Feb. 17, 1946, and died Jan. 10, 2010, the dear daughter of the late William and Marie White. Survivors include sisters Laura (Dick) Mize of New Melle, Mary (Vernon) Hopkins of Cape Girardeeau, Nancy Shock of Jackson; brother, Bill (Phyllis) White of Advance; aunts, nieces, Mindy (Steve) Moats, Beth Shock, Shelley (Matt) Keeney, and Jennifer (Doug) McDaniel; nephews, Brett (Elaine) Matthews, Barry (Cheryl) Matthews; great-nieces and great-nephews, Andy, Corey, Elizabeth, Joe, Grant, Jackson, Macie, Carson and Mackenzie; and special friend, Rick Ahrens,. ...
Mable Neal (01/12/10)
Mable Neal, daughter of the late Johnie Wilson and Elizabeth Gertrude Wyman Payne, was born in Essex on Aug. 30, 1925, and died at the Westwood Hills Healthcare Facility in Poplar Bluff on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at the age of 84. She had lived in the Dexter area most of her life. She was a member of the Liberty Hill General Baptist Church, had worked as a seamstress for over 32 years at Elders Manufacturing, and worked as a cook at Central Elementary School in Dexter for 10 years...
Donna Jo Kyle (01/12/10)
Donna Jo Kyle, age 68, of Ozark, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2010. She was born Aug. 2, 1941, in Dexter, the daughter of Donald Starr and Emma Mae (Roberts) Starr. She was united in marriage to Hoyt Kyle on Nov. 28, 1959. Mrs. Kyle was a Southern Baptist. She enjoyed floral arranging, 50's music, and painting. She loved her family and doted on her grandchildren at every opportunity...
Esther Lulu Winters Haynes (01/11/10)
Esther Lulu Haynes, daughter of the late John Winters and Annie Harrison Winters, was born on May 8, 1922, in Lynn, Ala., and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Jan. 7, 2010 at the age of 87. Mrs. Haynes was a housewife, of the Baptist faith, and a resident of Dexter...
Lloyd Lynn Holland (01/11/10)
Lloyd Lynn Holland was born to Robert & Margaret Elizabeth Cookson Holland in Bloomfield, Missouri on Sept. 18, 1952, and died at his home in Dexter on Wednesday Jan. 6, 2010, at the age of 57. He had lived in Arkansas for 28 years before moving back to Dexter in 1997. He was a member of the Bradford Baptist Church in Bradford, Ark. and had attended the First Church of God and Grace Community Church in Dexter...
Uvonne Denning (01/09/10)
Uvonne Dennington died Jan. 8, 2010 at her residence. Arrangements will be handled with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Bernice Huffman (01/09/10)
Bernice Huffman died Jan. 7, 2010 at her Poplar Bluff Medical Center. Arrangements will be handled with Bradshaw Funeral Home in Malden.
Lillie Edith Lee (01/09/10)
Lillie Edith Lee, daughter of the late Wesley and Stella Jane Vaught Pettit, was born in Texas County on July 5, 1912, and died at the Christian Northeast Hospitl in St. Louis on Jan. 8, 2010, at the age of 97. She had lived in Dudley most of her life, and moved to St. Charles in 1999. She had attended the Dudley Church of Christ...
Cathy Jean Bruce (01/09/10)
Cathy Jean Bruce, daughter of the late Wesley Johnson and Shirley Peeveyhouse McEntire, was born on July 24, 1953, in Cairo, Ill., and died at her daughter's residence in Herculaneum on Friday, Jan. 8, 2010, at the age of 56. Mrs. Bruce was an office manager for Senior Healthcare Solutions in Dexter, attended Morehouse Pentecostal Church in Morehouse and a resident of Dexter, formerly of Sikeston...
Wilma Jean Avery (01/09/10)
Wilma Jean Avery, daughter of the late Benjamin and Lula Josephine Roberts Brown, was born in Bell City on Jan. 31, 1927, and died at her home near Whitewater on Jan. 7, 2010, at the age of 82. She had lived in Essex before moving to Whitewater in 1995...
Michael G. Warren, Jr. (01/09/10)
A celebration of the life of 21-year-old Michael Gene Warren, Jr. was held Monday, Jan. 4, 2010, at the St. Simons Community Church. He went to be with his Savior as the result of an automobile accident just outside Greensboro, Ga., on Dec. 31, 2009...
Raymond Daniels (01/06/10)
Raymond Daniels, son of the late George Daniels and Eva Sherfield Daniels was born on Oct. 5, 1945 at Painton and died in his residence near Dexter on Jan. 5, 2010 at the age of 64. Mr. Daniels was a former truck driver for FMC Transportation in Willow Springs and a resident of rural Dexter...
Bernice Dunn Warren (01/06/10)
Bernice Dunn Warren, 90, of Bell City, was born March 28, 1919, at Bell City, the daughter of Walter and Zella Proffer Bollinger and died Dec. 31, 2009, in Cape Girardeau. Bernice had been a school teacher for many years at Bell City Schools. She had also been a secretary for many years for Dunn Gas Co. in Bell City. She was a member of the Bell City United Methodist Church and an active member of the United Methodist Women...
Charlotte Ann Glasener (01/05/10)
Charlotte Ann Glasener, daughter of Darrell Brown of Dexter and Lois Diebold of Dexter, was born on March 12, 1973, in Batesville, Ark. and died on Jan. 3, 2010, near Park Hills at the age of 36. Mrs. Glasener was a resident of Desoto. Besides her parents she is survived by three sons, Cory Diebold, Colby Diebold and Damian Glasener, all of Dexter; two brothers, Anton "Tad" Diebold of Dexter and Chris Diebold and wife Tammy of Jonesboro, Ark.; and her maternal grandmother, Charlotte Heller of Dexter.. ...
Shirley Jean Mace (01/05/10)
Shirley Jean Mace, daughter of the late Vernon and Luella Meunch Huff, was born in Poplar Bluff on Jan. 24, 1948 and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield on Jan. 4, 2010 at the age of 61. She had lived in Puxico and Bloomfield most of her life...
Raymond Daniels (01/05/10)
Raymond Daniels was born on Oct. 10, 1945 and died on Jan. 5, 2010 at the age of 64. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Rev. Alvie Ash (01/05/10)
Rev. Alvie Ash, 83, of Puxico died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis. Rev. Ash was born Jan. 15, 1926, in LaValle. He was an Assembly of God ordained minister since April 17, 1978. He had served as pastor locally in Egypt, Puxico, Fisk, Broseley, Bell City and Vanduser. ...
Ronald Black (01/02/10)
Ronald Black, son of Robert R. Black and the late Ruth Louise Kirkman Black, was born in St. Louis on March 24, 1956, and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Dec. 30, 2009, at the age of 53. He had lived in Dexter and Bloomfield most of his life. He had worked as a self-employed landscaper before his health forced his retirement and was of the Baptist Faith...