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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Obituaries from February 2010

Dorothy Parker (02/26/10)
God called our Mother home Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, at the age of 91. We, her children, are truly blessed to have such wonderful memories growing up and having the security of her love. Such memories of coming home from school with the mouthwatering aroma of freshly baked goodies drifting through the door. ...
Dorothy Hughes Parker (02/26/10)
Dorothy Hughes Parker, a resident of Dexter, died on February 26, 2010 in the Central Gardens Residential Care Center in Dexter at the age of 91. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Timothy Alan Cooksey (02/25/10)
Timothy Alan Cooksey, son of Elnora Johnson Adams of Bartlett TN, was born April 16, 1959, at Sikeston and died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at St. Johns Mercy Hospital in Washington at the age of 50. Timothy served in the United States Army. He was a land surveyor. He loved music, fishing and being outdoors and his family...
Samuel Dennis Curtis (02/25/10)
Samuel Dennis Curtis, son of the late Vernon Curtis and Juanita Smith Curtis, was born on Feb. 27, 1948, in Poplar Bluff and died at his residence in Hillsboro, Ill., on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010 at the age of 61. Mr. Curtis was a former electrical engineer for the Coal Mine and a resident of Hillsboro, Ill...
Helen D. Miller (02/24/10)
Helen D. Miller, daughter of the late Ollie and Pearl Davis Fox, was born in Dexter on Nov. 29, 1928, and died at Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at the age of 81. She had lived in Carpentersville, Ill., before moving to Bloomfield in 1990. She was a member Ladies Auxiliary at Missouri Southern Health Care...
Ruth Pauline Lively (Ruthie) (02/24/10)
Ruth Pauline Lively (Ruthie) was born in Kennett on May 30, 1920, to J. R. and Ella Mae James. She went home to be with her Lord on Feb. 17, 2010, in Montgomery, Ala., at the age of 89. Her husband, Leo, preceded her in death in August 1992. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Lora Johnson and Ruby Knuckles; as well as five brothers, Lloyd James, Clyde James, Carl James, Curtis James, J. R. James, Jr.; and one daughter-in-law, Amanda Lively...
Mary Bell Hancock (02/23/10)
Mary Bell Hancock, daughter of the late Claude and Ollie Caroline Wells Barber, was born in Lepanto, Ark., on Aug. 13, 1917, and died at her granddaughter's home in Lebanon, Tenn., on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at the age of 92. She had lived in Missouri most of her life. She was a member of the Dudley Church of God...
Gary Simms (02/23/10)
Gary Simms, a resident of Bernie died on Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 65. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Curtis Lape (02/23/10)
Curtis Lape, son of the late Cooper Lape and Ida McKinney Lape, was born on Sept. 14, 1915, in Advance and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at the of 94. Mr. Lape was a farmer for many years in Stoddard and New Madrid Counties. He also was a former employee with the Department of Agriculture from 1966 until 1977. Curtis was a resident of Dexter...
Dorothy M. Hester (02/23/10)
Dorothy M. Hester, daughter of the late Nat and Clara Phillips Vincent, was born in Ridgely, Tenn., on July 21, 1932, and died at her home near Dexter on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at the age of 77. She was raised in the Dexter area, had lived in Waterford, Mich., for 50 years before moving back to Dexter several years ago. ...
Dr. Robert H. Skelton (02/23/10)
Dr. Robert H. Skelton, son of the late Fred and Erma Lee Waters Skelton, died on Feb. 16, 2010, in Cape Girardeau. He was a voting member of the Western Band of Cherokee Nation. His great-grandfather, Buckskin Waters, was orphaned during the forced march of the Cherokee Indians on what was later called the Trail of Tears...
James Lee "Jim" Brazel (02/23/10)
James Lee "Jim" Brazel, age 68, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010. Jim was born on May 4, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, to parents Pete and Ella Brazel. Jim was a member of Dexter High School class of 59 and earned a degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri University. ...
Earl French (02/19/10)
Earl French, 89, of Oklahoma City, Okla., left this earth to be with his Heavenly Father on Feb. 14, 2010. He was born on a farm on May 2, 1920 in Advance to Earl and Florence French. Earl retired from Federal Administration Agency. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific Arena. He was the recipient of two purple hearts...
Joseph Walter Seabaugh (02/18/10)
Joseph Walter Seabaugh, 69, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at the Missouri Delta Hospital of Sikeston. He was born April 1, 1940, in Marble Hill, son of Burette Walker and Wilma Rose Rossi Seabaugh. Survivors include three brothers, his twin Jesse Seabaugh, James Seabaugh, John Seabaugh, all of Sikeston; one sister, Mildred Seabaugh of Sikeston; nine nieces; 16 great-nieces and nephews; and four great-great-nieces and nephews...
Virginia Louise Beighley (02/18/10)
Virginia Louise Beighley, daughter of Jan N. Renshaw and the late Sam L. Raines, both of Memphis, Tenn., was born on Jan. 24, 1953, in Memphis, Tenn., and died in Dexter on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at the age of 57. Mrs. Beighley was an active member of the Orthodox Anglican Church in Sikeston, a home-maker, an avid reader of books, a gardener, a lover of dogs, cats, and horses, her husband and her children...
Myrtle C. Tucker (02/17/10)
Myrtle C. Tucker, daughter of the late Vader Wilfong and Hazel Wilburn Wilfong, was born on Aug. 19, 1918, in Leora and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at the age of 91. Mrs. Tucker was a member of the First Nazarene Church in Dexter, former employee of Swift Company in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Hershall G. Woodruff (02/16/10)
Hershall G. Woodruff, son of the late Greg and Nora Norwood Woodruff, was born in Parma on July 11, 1919, and died at the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Feb. 14, 2010, at the age of 90. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter...
Dorris Perry (02/16/10)
Dorris Perry, age 77, died Feb. 15, 2010 at his home in Henderson, Tenn. He was born and reared in the Martin, Tenn., area, the son of the late Elwood and Cleo Gaylord Perry. He moved to Henderson in the early 50s and was married to Jeannie Haggard. They made their home in Henderson. He worked at Quality Manufacturing working on shoe last. Jeannie died in 1984. Dorris worked in maintenance at Jackson General Hospital until his retirement in 2000...
Myrtle Tucker (02/16/10)
Myrtle Tucker was born on August 19, 1918, and died on February 16, 2010, in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 91. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Vivian Patterson (02/16/10)
Vivian Patterson, daughter of the late Trotter "Trot" and Hallie Herrington Hunt, was born on Oct. 13, 1923 at Bernie and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 at the age of 86. Mrs. Patterson was a former employee of Elder Manufacturing in Dexter and a resident of Dexter...
Mary Lee Poe (02/13/10)
Mary Lee Poe, daughter of the late John Sampson Redding and Clara Elder Redding was born on July 29, 1928 at Hazen, Ark. and died in her residence at Dexter on Feb. 12, 2010 at the age of 81. Mrs. Poe was a member of the Broadwater Church Of The Brethren at Frisco, a former tractor driver for Snider-Wethington Farms, the former trash collector for the City Of Essex, a former house-keeper at Dexter Memorial Hospital and a resident of Dexter...
Margaret Louise Shafer Corzine (02/12/10)
Margaret Louise Shafer Corzine, daughter of the late Arthur and Euphemia Baird Ruckle, was born in St. Louis on Dec. 13, 1929, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Thursday, Feb.11, 2010, at the age of 80. She had lived in the Dexter area for the last 30 years moving here from Flint, Mich. She was a member of the Faith Fellowship Full Gospel Church...
Robbin Eugene Burkhart (02/10/10)
Robbin Eugene Burkhart, 37, of Fisk died Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at his residence. Robbin was born the first child to Robert Eugene and Carolyn Sue (Ketchum) Burkhart of Grandin, on April 7, 1972, in Poplar Bluff. He had been employed at Emcon Technology in Dexter since 2001. ...
Jeannine Bryant (02/09/10)
Jeannine Bryant, a resident of Parma, Missouri passed away on February 8, 2010 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Missouri at the age of 40 years. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home...
Alice J. Stark (02/09/10)
Alice J. Stark of Perryville died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was 79. She was born in Bollinger County on June 26, 1930, daughter of the late Albert and Myrtle A. (Conrad) Yount. She was married on May 5, 1951, to Conway E. Stark who preceded her in death on April 9, 1996...
Deloris Probst (02/09/10)
Deloris Probst, daughter of the late Robert Lee Wilcox and Thelma Lou Grayum Wilcox, was born on Oct. 9, 1938, in Bernie and died at her residence in Potosi on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at the age of 71. Mrs. Probst was a former employee with Federal Mogual in Malden, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Cadet, and formerly of Bernie, currently residing in Potosi...
Melvin Eugene Teel Sr (02/09/10)
Melvin Eugene Teel Sr, son of the late Joseph Raymond Teel and Mirtie Mae Chambers Teel, was born on Feb. 4, 1950 in Gideon and died at his residence in Bernie on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at the age of 60. Mr. Teel had worked at MFA Exchange and Bernie Farmers Fertilizer, both of Bernie. He was of the Baptist faith and a resident of Bernie...
Wilma Williamson (02/05/10)
Wilma Williamson, daughter of the late Harvey Dunn and Areola Baughn Dunn, was born on Aug. 5, 1923 in Illmo and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 at the age of 86. Mrs. Williamson was a homemaker and a resident of Essex...
Geraldine "Jerry" Jarboe (02/04/10)
Geraldine "Jerry" Jarboe, daughter of the late William B. and Ione Woolem Chamberlain, was born in Parma on June 10, 1913, and died at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter on Feb. 1, 2010, at the age of 96. She had lived in Dexter most of her life. She was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter. She had worked as a beauty operator and had retired as a seamstress from Elder Manufacturing...
Elsie Abigail Patterson (02/03/10)
Elsie Abigail Patterson, daughter of the late Charles and Maudie Moss Cowell, was born in Pope County Arkansas, on Jan. 30, 1914, and died at the Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010, at the age of 96. She had lived in Arkansas before moving to Missouri in 1937. She lived in New Madrid, Bell City, Vanduser, and Dexter. She was a member of the First Church of God in Dexter, was a homemaker and a excellent quilter...
Kennette Ann Meredith (02/03/10)
Kennette Ann Meredith, daughter of the late Kenneth Dean Willmore and Donniemay Price Willmore, was born on Aug. 5, 1959, in St. Louis and died on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 at the at the age of 50. Kennette was a former truck driver for J. B. Hunt Trucking, had her CDL license, an avid supporter of our U.S. Military, and a resident of Dexter. She had a GED and took a few courses at John A. Logan College...
Diana Joyce Rhody (02/02/10)
Diana Joyce Rhody, daughter of Charles R. Rhody of Campbell and the late Hazel Marie McMinn Rhody was born on Dec. 2, 1964 at Kennett, and died on Jan. 31, 2010 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff at the age of 45. Besides her father, Charles R. Rhody, other survivors include her step-mother, Novie Rhody of Campbell; one brother, Dewayne Rhody of Broseley; and one sister, Debra Jo Cannady of Qulin...
Doris Smith Fiser (02/02/10)
Doris Smith Fiser, 87, mother of Phyllis Danekas, died on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 at Candlelight Lodge Assisted Living Residence, in Columbia. She is survived by Bill, her husband of 65 years; her daughter, Phyllis, of Columbia; two grandsons; and four great-granddaughters...
Joyce M. Brents (02/02/10)
Joyce M. Brents, daughter of the late Virgie Stevens Johnson and Marshall Johnson, was born on March 26, 1936, in Dexter and died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Facility in Dexter at the age of 73. Mrs. Brents was retired from Brown Shoe Company and was a former resident of rural Essex currently living in Dexter. She was a member of Taylor General Baptist Church...
Virginia Pauline Hart (02/02/10)
Virginia Pauline Hart, daughter of the late Jess Bailey and Lena Clark Bailey, was born on Aug. 21, 1933, near Dexter and died in the Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau on Jan. 30, 2010 at the age of 76. Mrs. Hart was a member of the Broadwater Church Of The Brethren at Frisco, a former employee of the United States Postal Service and a resident of Dexter...