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Obituaries from December 2011

Sharon Mae Kruse (12/23/11)
Sharon Mae Kruse, daughter of the late Bernie Caldwell and Eva Allison Caldwell, was born on Nov. 8, 1942 in Corning, Ark. and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare on Dec. 22, 2011 in Dexter, Mo. at the age of 69. Mrs. Kruse was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter, Mo. and was a resident of Dexter...
Elva Marie Smee (12/31/11)
Elva Marie Smee, daughter of the late George Lewis Gaines and Rachel Winemiller Gaines was born on April 3, 1922 in Stoddard County and departed this life in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter on December 30, 2011 at the age of 89. Mrs. Smee was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church in Dexter, the former co-owner of George's Freeze Queen in Bernie, Grandpa's Barbecue in Dexter with her husband, George, and was a resident of Dexter...
Jo Ann Cookson (12/30/11)
Jo Ann Cookson, daughter of the late William "Short" and Imogene Hartwell Braswell, was born in Lavelle, Mo., on Dec. 31, 1939, and died at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Dec. 28, 2011, at the age of 71. She had lived in the Puxico and Wappapello area her entire life. She was a former member of the Paucah Club in Puxico and enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues Hockey. She worked as a presser for SEMO Imprints...
Jewell Genevieve Sever (12/29/11)
Jewell Genevieve Sever, daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth Saville Hicken, was born on Oct. 21, 1921, in Huntsville, Mo.and died on Dec. 28, 2011, at the Frene Valley Health Center Nursing Home in Hermann, Mo. at the age of 90. Jewell was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, her husband, Dr. ...
Bill Hutchen (12/29/11)
Bill Hutchen, son of the late Marshall Hutchen and Alma Killian Hutchen, was born in St. Louis County on Oct. 20, 1944, and died at his home in Dexter, Mo. on Dec. 27, 2011, at the age of 67. He had previously lived in Piedmont and Rolla and then moved to Dexter in 2008. He was a member of the Dexter Elks Lodge. He was a security guard at Tyson Food...
Bob Gordon (12/28/11)
Bobby Lee Gordon, son of the late Lester Gordon and Irene Markland Gordon, was born on Dec., 16, 1932, in Dexter, Mo., and died Dec., 26, 2011, at the age of 79. Mr. Gordon was a former truck driver for Gibson Lime Co. in Dexter, a veteran of the United States Army and a resident of Dexter...
Pat Cross (12/28/11)
Pat Cross, son of the late James Thomas and Viola Gann Cross, was born in Bernie, Mo., on Sept. 8, 1928, and died Dec., 25, 2011, at the age of 83. Pat lived most of his life in Bernie, but spent 20 years in Chicago, Ill., where he worked for Myers Material and was a member of the Inter-national Union of Operating Engineers. He also served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of the Christian Church of Bernie...
Ruby Dowdy (12/28/11)
Ruby Dowdy, daughter of the late John Henry Moore and Mary Gaines Moore, was born on Aug. 12, 1916, in Pyletown and died in the Golden Living Center in Malden on Dec. 26, 2011, at the age of 95. Mrs. Dowdy was a member of the Pleasant Grove Community Church in Pyletown, a home-maker and a resident of rural Dexter...
Dorothy Whitehead (12/28/11)
Dorothy Whitehead, daughter of the late James Allen Whitehead and Forest Margaret Grayum Whitehead, was born on May 18, 1927, in Bernie, Mo., and died in the Villas at DeSoto, Mo., on Dec. 24, 2011, at the age of 84. Mrs. Whitehead was a homemaker, a resident of Festus, Mo., and was a former resident of Bernie, Mo...
Bob Foushee (12/23/11)
Robert Lynn "Bob" Foushee, son of the late Joseph Boyce "J.B." Foushee and Jane Lucille Sharp Foushee, was born on Jan.11, 1950 at Gideon, Mo., and died at his residence at St. Peters, Mo., on Dec. 21, 2011 at the age of 61. Bob had a faith in God, was a former accountant, was an avid St. ...
Mary Ann (Welker) Cook (12/20/11)
Mary Ann (Welker) Cook, age 71, of Florissant, Mo., died Dec. 18, 2011. She was married to B. Eldon Cook on July 31, 1957. To this union two children were born. Mr. Welker preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, Debra Ann (Brian) Thurston of Florissant, Mo., and Donald Eldon (Katrinia) Cook of Granite City, Ill; five granddaughters, Pamela Thurston, Melodi Cook, Stephanie Oben-haus, Sabrina Cook, and Emily Cook; two great-granddaughters, Zoey Cook and Olivia Obenhaus; and two sisters, Sammie Welker and Jean Dunaway.. ...
Raymona Elizabeth Duke (12/20/11)
Raymona Elizabeth Duke, daughter of Velma Carroll Duke and Raymond Duke, both of Bloomfield, Mo., was born on Oct. 2, 1959 in Bellville, Ill., and died on Dec. 19, 2011, at her residence in Chaffee, Mo., at the age of 52. Married to Ronnie Mouser for the last six years, Raymona was a homemaker, faithful wife, devoted daughter, loving mother and, most importantly, a proud grandmother...
John Dee Brown Jr. (12/16/11)
John Dee Brown Jr., son of John Dee Brown Sr. and Ora Dean Hanback Brown both of Dexter, was born on March 13, 1953 in Great Falls, Montana and died on December 15, 2011 at the Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter at the age of 58. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy serving during the Vietnam era and was a resident of Dexter...
Dale Tolbert (12/16/11)
Dale Tolbert, son of the late Orbe and Minnie Mae Malone, was born in Bloomfield, Missouri on April 19, 1928, and passed away at the Missouri State Veterans Home in St. Louis, Missouri on December 13, 2011 at the age of 83. Dale lived in St. Louis for many years where he worked for Carter Carburetor. After retirement he and his wife moved to Puxico where they lived for several years. Dale attended church at the Baptist church in Puxico. Dale served in the US Navy during WWII...
Karen Walker (12/16/11)
Karen Walker, daughter of the late Ray and Genevieve Williams, was born on Dec. 10, 1951 in Poplar Bluff, Mo. and died at the Puxico Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Puxico, Mo. on Dec. 15, 2011 at the age of 60. Karen was a homemaker, a resident of Puxico, and a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church in Aid, Mo...
Pauline A. Walters (12/15/11)
Pauline A. Walters, daughter of the late Elmer LeFord Williamson and Mabel Elizabeth Sitton, was born in Essex, Mo. on Aug.17, 1926 and died at Winches-ter Place in Bernie, Mo. on Dec. 8, 2011 at the age of 85. Mrs. Walters had worked as a secretary at Big Starr, Elders Mfg. ...
Dale Tolbert (12/15/11)
Dale Tolbert, son of the late Orbe and Minnie Mae Malone, was born in Bloomfield, Missouri on April 19, 1928, and passed away at the Missouri State Veterans Home in St. Louis, Missouri on December 13, 2011 at the age of 83. Dale lived in St. Louis for many years where he worked for Carter Carburetor. After retirement he and his wife moved to Puxico where they lived for several years. Dale attended church at the Baptist church in Puxico. Dale served in the US Navy during WWII...
Caroline Rae Frazier (12/15/11)
Caroline Rae Frazier, 54 of Naylor, Mo., died Dec. 13, 2011 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was born July 24, 1957 at St. Louis, Mo. On Jan. 5, 1974 she was married to Terry Lee Frazier at St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Frazier survives of the home at Naylor, Mo...
Geneva Eva Fortner (12/14/11)
Geneva Eva Fortner, daughter of the late Sherman Edward and Dona Mae Christian Fortner, was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on April 9, 1925, and died at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Dec. 12, 2011, at the age of 86. Mrs. Fortner had lived in the Advance area all her life, except for a brief time when she lived in St. Louis, Mo. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Church in Dexter, Mo...
Thomas James Patten (12/14/11)
Thomas James Patten, age 80, died in Waterford, Mich., on Nov. 16, 2011. Mr. Patten, formerly of Dex-ter, left many friends and family members in the Dexter community. Funeral Services were conducted in Michigan, and he was interred at Great Lake National Cemetery in Holly, Mich...
Juli Hunt (12/13/11)
Juli Hunt, daughter of Robert Paddock of Kennett and the late Wanda Fowlkes Paddock, was born on August 31, 1972, in Sikeston, and died in the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at St. Louis on Dec. 12, 2011, at the age of 39. Juli was a registered nurse at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, working on the Medical Surgery Floor. She was a resident of Dexter...
Wilburn Leon Allen (12/13/11)
Wilburn Leon Allen, son of the late Orace Guy Allen and Valerie Ogelvie Allen, was born in Lamar, Ark., on May 26, 1939, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare on Dec. 10, 2011, at the age of 72. Mr. Allen had been a truck driver for Owens Brothers and also for Millington Trucking Company...
Russell Ramsey (12/13/11)
Russell Ramsey, son of the late Lloyd Ramsey and Alveda Baker Russell, was born in Marble Hill, Mo., on Oct. 25, 1946, and died at his farm on Dec. 10, 2011, at the age of 65. Russell had been a resident of Puxico for 40 years. He attended Woodland High School in Marble Hill and was a veteran of the US Army. ...
Sammie Brown Nicholson (12/13/11)
Sammie Brown Nicholson, son of Mildred Brown Nichol-son and the late Albert Nicholson, was born in Charleston, Mo., on Dec. 19, 1941, and died in Walls, Miss., on Dec. 10, 2011, at the age of 69. He was of the Methodist faith. On Feb. 20, 1981, he was married to Eloise Christian in Abbeville, La...
Nancy Rankins (12/13/11)
Nancy Rankins, daughter of the late Vernal M. Jones and Edith E. Perry Jones, was born on Feb. 3, 1941, in Rock County, Wisc., and died at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Dec. 11, 2011, at the age of 70. Mrs. Rankins enjoyed crafting, painting, country music, knitting, puzzles, and crocheting. Nancy loved drinking coffee and spending time with her husband in the morning. She was a resident of Dexter, Mo...
Thelma Lindsay (12/13/11)
Thelma Lindsay, daughter of the late Albert Creed and Mary Swinger Creed, was born on Feb. 27, 1919, in Essex, Mo., and died at the Golden Living Center in Dexter, Mo., on Dec.10, 2011, at the age of 92. Mrs. Lindsay was a former L.P.N. at Vintage Villa Nursing Home in Dexter, a member of the Taylor General Baptist Church in Essex, Mo., and a resident of Dexter...
Russell Ramsey (12/12/11)
Russell Ramsey, son of the late Lloyd Ramsey and Alveda Baker Russell, was born in Marble Hill, Mo. on Oct. 25,1946, and died at his farm on Dec. 10, 2011 at the age of 65. Russell had been a resident of Puxico for 40 years. He attended Woodland High School in Marble Hill and was a veteran of the US Army. ...
Eloise E. McCarty (12/09/11)
Eloise E. McCarty, daughter of Oscar Thomas and Willie Mae Graham Ashby, was born in Brewers Lake, Mo., on July 31, 1925, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., on Dec. 4, 2011, at the age of 86. She had lived in the Dexter, Mo., area most of her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter and was a long time member of the Eastern Star...
Myrul Jean Pullum (12/08/11)
Myrul Jean Pullum, daughter of Willie Whitehead and Nellie Mae Loyd, was born in Bernie, Mo. on Jan. 24, 1936, and died in Sikeston, Mo. on Dec. 6, 2011, at the age of 75. She had lived in Essex, Mo. most all of her life. She loved reading her Bible, spending time with her family and working in her garden...
Mattie Irene Hoffman (12/07/11)
Mattie Irene Hoffman, daughter of the late Elmer and Georgia Ann Culberson Grim, was born near Dexter, Mo., on June 21, 1923, and died at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter on Dec. 4, 2011, at the age of 88. She had lived in Dexter most of her life. She attended the First Presbyterian Church in Dexter and had worked at Bruce's Big Star and then the Piggly Wiggly Store for many years in bookkeeping and as a checker. She loved sewing, quilting, cooking and fishing...
Glenneth Jewell Goff Robiso (12/06/11)
Glenneth Jewell Goff Robison, daughter of the late Herbert Franklin Goff and Pearl Marie Kinder Goff, was born on July 16, 1920, in Stoddard County and died in the Jackson Manor on Dec. 3, 2011 at the age of 91. Ms. Robison was a former seamstress at Elder Manufacturing in Bloomfield, a former resident of Bloomfield and was currently residing at Jackson...
Kenneth Raymond Dock (12/06/11)
Kenneth Raymond Dock, 81, of Dexter, was born on Nov. 15, 1930 in Malden, Mo. to Otto R. Dock and Olive Oatman Dock, and died on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 in Dexter. Kenneth was united in marrige to Emma Sue Reynolds on May 3, 1950 in Piggott, Ark. She survives at their Dexter home...
Loyd McCain (12/03/11)
Loyd Denzil McCain, son of the late Johnie McCain and Lillie White McCain was born on July 23, 1928 in Bernie, Mo. and died on Dec. 2 , 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Malden at the age of 83. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie...
Michael Dale Jines (12/02/11)
Michael Dale Jines, 31, the son of the late Gary Jines and Sherry Curtis Jines, was born on Jan. 26, 1980 in Sikeston, Mo., and died on Nov. 29, 2011 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Michael was an employee of Sandy Ridge Cotton Gin. He was of the Baptist faith and was a resident of Malden, Mo....
George Leon Baker (12/02/11)
George Leon Baker, son of the late William S. Baker and Florence Kirby, was born on Oct. 23, 1917 in Dexter and departed this life at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Dec. 1, 2011 at the age of 94. Baker was a member of the Essex United Methodist Church, Bloomfield Masonic Lodge, and Essex Lions Club. ...
George Baker (12/01/11)
George Baker, a resident of Essex, Mo. died December 1, 2011 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 94. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Michael Dale Jines (12/01/11)
Michael Dale Jines, 31, the son of the late Gary Jines and Sherry Curtis Jines, was born on Jan. 26, 1980 in Sikeston, Mo., and died on Nov. 29, 2011 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Michael was an employee of Sandy Ridge Cotton Gin. He was of the Baptist faith and was a resident of Malden...
Farril D. Wells (12/01/11)
Farril D. Wells, son of the late Levi Adolph Wells and Edith Phillips Wells, was born on Nov. 19, 1953 in Van-duser, Mo.i and died on Nov. 29, 2011, in the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau at the age of 58. Mr. Wells was a resident of Dudley and worked most of his life as a dairy farmer. He was of the Baptist faith...