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Obituaries from March 2011

Bobbie Mead (03/31/11)
Bobbie Mead, a resident a Dexter, Missouri formally of Bernie, Mo. died on March 30, 2011 in the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 72. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Sally Loreda Botts (03/30/11)
Sally Loreda Botts, daughter of the late James Edward White and Sylvia Goodman White was born on April 19, 1929 in Bernie, Mo. and died at her residence in Bernie on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the age of 81. Mrs. Botts had worked at the JC Penny Credit Department in Huntington Beach, Calif. ...
Genevieve Reese (03/29/11)
Genevieve Reese, the daughter of the late James Almer Wilkes and Annie Emoline Williams, was born in Qulin, Mo.,, on Jan. 17,1930 and died at her home in Dexter, Mo., on March 27, 2011, at the age of 81. She had lived in the Dexter area most of her life. She was of the Christian faith...
Evelyn Mary Ruth Bunch (03/29/11)
Evelyn Mary Ruth Bunch, daughter of the late Eli Wesley Bunch and Edna Ritcheson Bunch, was born on Feb. 5, 1942 in Malden, Mo., and died on March 27, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 69. Mrs. Bunch attended the Church of God at Malden, had formerly worked at the Stoddard County Sheltered Workshop as a piece worker and was a resident of Dexter...
Samuel Mack Davis (03/26/11)
Samuel Mack Davis, son of the late Samuel Felix Davis and Lera D.L. Webb Davis, was born on Feb. 12, 1950 in Bernie, Mo. and died on March 25, 2011 at the John Cochran V.A. Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. at the age of 61. Davis had formerly worked at car auctions, as a welder in the Gulf of Mexico and most recently as a truck driver. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving in Vietnam War. He was a resident of Puxico...
Eric McCoy (03/22/11)
Eric McCoy, son of Tim McCoy and Sabrina Christian McCoy of Dexter was stillborn on March 16, 2011 at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Besides his parents, he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Winford and Judy Christian of Dexter; by his paternal grandparents, Richard and Patsy McCoy of Dexter; and by his paternal great-grandfather, Jake Grubbs of Dexter...
Leroy VanMatre (03/22/11)
Leroy VanMatre, son of the late Thomas A. VanMatre and Rose Sanders Vanmatre, was born on April 5, 1933 in Arab, Mo., and died at his residence in Dexter, Mo., on March 20, 2011 at the age of 77. Leroy was a retired welder and sheet metal fabricator in St. Louis, Mo. He was also an avid fisherman, a beloved husband and loving father and grandfather. Mr. VanMatre was of the Baptist faith and a resident of Dexter...
Miles Leon Fowler (03/22/11)
Miles Leon Fowler, known to many as "Satch", son of the late Chester and Ina Turner Fowler, was born on Aug. 5, 1932 in Brownwood, Mo. and died on March 19, 2011 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 78. Mr. Fowler was baptized in the Christian faith, a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. ...
Donald Ray Scott (03/22/11)
Donald Ray Scott, son of the late Charles Junior Scott and Georgia Grayum Scott, was born on Feb. 22, 1949, at Poplar Bluff and died in the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on March 18, 2011 at the age of 62. Mr. Scott was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, the truck manager for W. W. Wood Products in Dudley, a member of the Missouri Foxtrotters Association and a resident of Bloomfield...
Esther Gisi (03/22/11)
Esther Violet Gisi, daughter of the late Wade and May Dowdy Snider, was born on Jan. 22, 1928, at Essex, Mo., and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., on March 19, 2011, at the age of 83. Mrs. Gisi was a member of the Second General Baptist Church in Dexter. She worked many years in the offices of the Trailback Plantation and the Radcliffe Plantation and was a resident of Essex...
Miles Leon "Satch" Fowler (03/19/11)
Miles Leon Fowler, known to many as "Satch", son of the late Chester and Ina Turner Fowler, was born on Aug. 5, 1932 in Brownwood, Mo. and died on March 19, 2011 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 78. Mr. Fowler was baptized in the Christian faith, a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter. He worked as a printer for the Daily American Republic newspaper in Poplar Bluff and later worked as a construction carpenter...
Becky J. Grubbs (03/19/11)
Becky J. Grubbs, 42, of Campbell, died on Thursday, March 17, 2011 as a result of an auto accident north of Camp-bell, Mo., on Highway 53. Mrs. Grubbs was born on Aug. 4, 1968 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the late William Edward and Patricia Lou Pratt Bailey...
Don Scott (03/19/11)
Don Scott, a resident of Bloomfield, died on March 18, 2011 in the Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau at the age of 62. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Zelma Porter (03/18/11)
Zelma Porter, daughter of the late James E. and Hattie M. Alberson Lawson, was born on July 30, 1929 in Canalo, Mo. and died at the Howell Care Center in Howell, Mich. on March 14, 2011 at the age of 81. Mrs. Porter was a member of the Ypsilanti Assembly of God Church and the TOPS group for many years. She loved her friends at the church and at TOPS. Treva was a resident of Howell, Mich., formerly of Ypsilanti, Michigan...
Richard Ellsworth Hancock (03/18/11)
Richard Ellsworth Hancock, son of the late John Richard and Mary Opal Hood Hancock, was born in Puxico, Mo., on April 30, 1921, and died at the Puxico Nursing & Rehab Center in Puxico on March 16, 2011, at the age of 89. He was raised in Puxico and attended the Clubb school near Puxico. ...
Eugene "Gene" Perry (03/18/11)
Eugene "Gene" Perry, son of the late Walter and Viola Pruitt Perry, was born in Avert, Mo., on June 13, 1923, and died at his home in Bloomfield, Mo., on March 15, 2011, at the age of 87. Mr. Perry had lived in Bloomfield all of his life. He had worked at Elders Manufacturing. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was a member of the Amvets...
Eugene "Gene" Perry (03/17/11)
Eugene "Gene" Perry, son of the late Walter and Viola Pruitt Perry, was born in Avert, Mo., on June 13, 1923, and died at his home in Bloomfield, Mo., on March 15, 2011, at the age of 87. Mr. Perry had lived in Bloomfield all of his life. He had worked at Elders Manufacturing. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was a member of the Amvets...
Jim Tate (03/17/11)
Jim Tate, son of the late Herman E. Tate and Mildred Maiden Tate, was born on July 24, 1934 at Vandalia, Mo. and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on March 16, 2011 at the age of 76. Mr. Tate was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Air Force, a former Alderman for Dexter Ward 3 and a resident of Dexter...
Anthony "Boomer" Roberts (03/16/11)
Anthony "Boomer" Roberts, son of Judy Roberts of Dexter, Missouri was born on January 21, 1958 in Jacksonville, Ill. and died on March 8, 2011 at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., at the age of 53 years. Mr. Roberts was a former truck driver and a resident of Dexter, formerly of Morehouse, Mo...
James Tate (03/16/11)
James Tate was born on July 24, 1934, and died on March 16, 2011, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 76. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Kelsie Dettrie (03/16/11)
Kelsie Dettrie was born on Oct. 5, 1907, and died on March 15, 2011, at the Golden Living Center in Malden at the age of 103. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Rodger Frields (03/15/11)
Rodger Frields, son of Albert and Rebecca Clayton Frields of Dexter, was born on Dec. 4, 1949 in Poplar Bluff and died on March 13, 2011 at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 61. Rodger was a plumber and a resident of Dexter...
Frances Irene Farmer (03/15/11)
Frances Irene Farmer, daughter of the late John William Richard and Kathren Frank Richard, was born on May 31, 1938 at Cairo, Ill. and died in the St. John's Mercy Hospital at Washington, Mo. on March 11, 2011 at the age of 72. Mrs. Farmer was a member of the Pentecostal Worship Center in St. Clair, a home-maker, and was a resident of St. Clair, formerly of Dexter...
Larry B. Jones (03/15/11)
Larry B. Jones, son of Wanda Lee Williams of Dexter and the late John Ivy "Ivan" Jones, was born on April 30, 1953 in Gary, Ind. and died at his home in Bloomfield, Mo. on March 14, 2011 at the age of 57. In his youth, Larry was an accomplished athlete at Dexter High School, excelling in football, wrestling, track and boxing, where he earned the nickname "Arkansas Flash." He was united in marriage to Kathy Rhea Stobaugh on March 25, 1972 at Dexter, Mo. ...
Raymond F. "Chub" Gowen (03/15/11)
Raymond F. "Chub" Gowen, son of the late James Alfred and Minnie Jane Foster Gowen, was born in St. Louis, Mo. on May 14, 1920, and died in the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter, Mo. on March 12, 2011, at the age of 90. Mr. Gowen had lived in Gray Ridge, Mo. most of his life until moving to Dexter in 1996. He appreciated God's creation in nature and enjoyed fishing, hunting and just being outdoors. He especially enjoyed the spring time...
Eldred Clipperton (03/15/11)
Eldred Clipperton, son of the late Norval H. and Hazel Blakeman Clipperton, was born in Pasadena, Calif. on Aug. 28, 1919, and died at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Mo. on March 13, 2011, at the age of 91. Mr. Clipperton had lived in Mesa, Ariz. ...
Joan E. Mayberry (03/10/11)
Joan E. Mayberry, daughter of the late John Crook and Charlene Qualls Crook, was born on Feb. 4, 1941 in Malden, Mo., and died on March 8, 2011 at her residence in rural Essex at the age of 70. Mrs. Mayberry was of the Protestant faith, an LPN for the past 32 years and had most recently worked at Crowley Ridge Nursing Home in Dexter, and a resident of rural Essex...
Thelma McNeeley Branum (03/09/11)
Thelma McNeeley Branum, daughter of the late Myra Fleetwood was born on April 26, 1927 in Dexter, Mo. and died in the Sikeston Convalescent Center in Sikeston, Mo. on March 8, 2011 at the age of 83. Mrs. Branum was of the Baptist faith, a former cook at the Dexter Senior Center in Dexter, and a resident of Dexter...
Charolyn Bid Miles (03/09/11)
Charolyn Bid Miles, of Kennett, Mo., daughter of the late Charles B. Baker and Hattie Dial Baker, was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Senath, Mo., and died on Monday, March 7, 2011, at Twin Rivers Medical Center int Kennett, at the age of 90. She served in the U.S. Navy Waves druing World War II...
Thelma Branum (03/08/11)
Thelma Branum, a former resident of Dexter, Mo. died on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 in the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 83. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Evelyn Louise Webb (03/08/11)
Evelyn Louise Webb, daughter of the late Henry Tony Vaughn and Maggie English Vaughn, was born on May 2, 1936 in Matthews, Mo., and died on March 5, 2011 at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 74. Mrs. Webb was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, a retired technician at the Missouri Delta Medical Center and a resident of Dexter...
Evelyn Webb (03/05/11)
Evelyn Webb was born on May 2, 1936 and died on March 5, 2011 at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 74. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Dorothy Messick (03/04/11)
Dorothy Messick, a resident of Dexter formerly of Mountain Home, Ark., died on March 2, 2011 at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 95. Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Ark., is in charge of arrangements.. Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of local arrangements...
Donna Marlene Haas (03/03/11)
Donna Marlene Haas, daughter of the late Ralph Kennedy and Helen Margaret Wendland Kennedy was born in Mansfield, Ohio on Jan. 26, 1944 and died in Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., on March 1, 2011, at the age of 67. Mrs. Haas worked at Honeywell Aerospace of Phoenix, Ariz., as lead supervisor until her retirement. She was a past president of Eagles in Mansfield, Ohio. She had attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter, Mo., and was a resident of Bernie...
Marceda Ann Wyman (03/01/11)
Marceda Ann Wyman, daughter of the late Ollie and Pearl Davis Fox, was born near Essex on May 26, 1942, and died at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girar-deau, Mo., on Feb. 27, 2011, at the age of 68. On May 27, 1961, she was married to Marvin Ray Wyman. He preceded her in death on Sept. 7, 1991...
Donna Haas (03/02/11)
Donna Haas, a resident of Bernie, Mo. died on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. at the age of 67. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Mary Ann Lee (03/02/11)
Mary Ann Lee, daughter of the late James Alexander and Edna Burris Alexander was born on Dec. 6, 1930 at Malden and died in the Chaffee Nursing Center on Feb. 26, 2011 at the age of 80. Mrs. Lee was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, the former owner of the Dexter Dairy Queen, the former receptionist for Dr. T. L. Waddle M. D., the former Deputy Clerk for the Stoddard County Clerk's office and a resident of Jackson, formerly of Dexter...
Mary Ann Lee (03/01/11)
Mary Ann Lee, daughter of the late James Alexander and Edna Burris Alexander was born on December 6, 1930 at Malden and departed this life in the Chaffee Nursing Center on February 26, 2011 at the age of 80. Mrs. Lee was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dexter, the former owner of the Dexter Dairy Queen, the former receptionist for Dr. T. L. Waddle M. D., the former Deputy Clerk for the Stoddard County Clerk's office and a resident of Jackson, formerly of Dexter...
James Bernard Mallory (03/01/11)
James Bernard Mallory, son of the late Clifford "P.J." Mallory and Elizabeth Rowe Mallory, was born on April 8, 1920 in Clarksburg, W.Va. and died on Feb. 27, 2011 in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 90. Mr. Mallory was a member of the First General Baptist Church in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army and was a resident of Dexter. He had lived at Central Gardens for 13 years before moving into Cypress Point...