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Obituaries from February 2012

Arlue Cantrell (02/10/12)
Arlue Cantrell was born on Oct. 8, 1932, in Arkansas and died at her home in Bloomfield, Mo., on Feb. 8, 2012. Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Holtzhouser (02/10/12)
Ruth Evelyn Holtz-houser, daughter of the late Virgil Marvin Bennett and Annie Laurie Moring Bennett, was born in Shook, Mo., on Jan. 10, 1930, and died at her residence in Bernie, Mo., on Feb. 9, 2012 at the age of 82. Mrs. Holtzhouser was a Med Tech at Elgin Mental Hospital in Elgin, Ill. ...
Shirley Williams (02/10/12)
Shirley Williams, daughter of Lucille Dunlap Woods of Jonesboro, Ark., and the late Lloyd Woods, was born on Sept. 17, 1938 in Bono, Ark. and died on Feb. 9, 2012 at her residence in Jonesboro, Ark. at the age of 73. Mrs. Williams was a former resident of Dexter. She was the owner of Saveway Petroleum in Dexter...
Thomas "Les" Nash (02/07/12)
Thomas "Les" Nash, son of the late William and Nora Jennings Nash, was born in Dudley, Mo. on Aug. 29, 1921, and died at Missouri South-ern Health-care in Dexter, Mo. on Feb. 2, 2012, at the age of 90. He had lived in St. Louis before moving to Dexter in 1992. ...
Paul D. Spears (02/07/12)
Paul D. Spears, 79, of Jackson died on Feb. 5, 2012 at home holding the hand of his love of 57 years. He was born June 4, 1932 in Bell City, Mo, to the late Irvin L. and Ida Mae Brown Spears. He and Shelby June Mann were united in marriage in Bell City on Dec. 24, 1954...
David Rendleman (02/29/12)
David Rendleman, former resident of Dexter, Mo., died in Springfield, Mo. on Feb. 27, 2012. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be anoouced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Tiny Louise Smith (02/29/12)
Tiny Louise Smith, daughter of the late Richard Sadler and Lillie Ramsey Sadler, was born on Oct. 18, 1928 in Dexter, Mo., and died Feb. 26, 2012, at her residence in Dexter at the age of 83. On April 8,1950, she was united in marriage to Gene Barney Smith in Piggott, Ark. Mr. Smith preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 1967...
Ruth N. Wood (02/28/12)
Ruth N. Wood, daughter of the late Henry Hickerson and Jennie Caraway Hickerson, was born on Dec. 24, 1925 at Wardell, and died in the Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center at Dexter on Feb. 24, 2012, at the age of 86. Mrs. Wood was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, a former public school educator, working in various school districts, the former assistant librarian at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar. She was a resident of Dexter...
Billy Ray Sanders, Sr. (02/28/12)
Billy Ray Sanders, Sr., son of the late Elmer Junior and Clara Jane King Sanders, was born in Essex, Mo., on June 1, 1949, and died at his home in Dexter, Mo., on Feb. 24, 2012, at the age of 62. He had lived in Essex and Dexter all his life. Bill had worked in the sanitation department at Tyson Foods and was a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Charles Cantrell (02/25/12)
Charles Cantrell, son of the late Howard Leamon Cantrell and Nora Gribble Cantrell Powell, was born on Jan.14, 1956 in Conran, Mo., and died Feb. 24, 2012 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo., at the age of 56. Mr. Cantrell was a veteran of the United States Marines and was a resident of Dexter...
Beulah O'Conner (02/25/12)
Beulah Alma Andrews Davis O'Conner, 85, of Wappapello, Mo., died in the morning hours of Feb.23, 2012, at her home. She was born in Wolf Lake, Ill., on Nov. 24, 1926, daughter of the late Aden Robert Andrews and Hester Hodge Andrews. She grew up and attended school in the Puxico-Asherville areas in Stoddard County, Mo. She had lived most of her life in Dexter and Wappapello...
Charles Cantrell (02/24/12)
Charles Cantrell, a resident of Dexter, Mo., died early Friday morning Feb. 24, 2012, at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau at the age of 55. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
John B. Snyder (02/23/12)
John B. Snyder, age 72, of Dexter died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Snyder was born Sept. 30, 1939 in Flint, Mich. He was a retired Schneider National truck driver. He lived a full life, seeing the country from coast to coast. He enjoyed spending his last few years with his surviving children and grandchildren...
M. Floyd Swinger, Jr. (02/22/12)
M. Floyd Swinger, Jr., 71, died on Feb. 14, 2012, after a lengthy and valiant struggle with pneumonia. A resident of Burton, Texas, Floyd formerly resided in Hou-ston, Texas; Lafayette, La.; and Dexter, Mo. He was born on Aug. 8, 1940, in Gary, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maxwell and Wilma Swinger, and grandchildren, Sophia and Parker...
Caleb T. Kinder (02/21/12)
Caleb Trevor Kinder, 29, of Dexter died Feb.16, 2012, in St. James, Mo. He was born May 6, 1982, in Warrensburg, Mo., to Kenneth Wayne and Karen Kay Reinbott Kinder. He married Kelly LeAnn Stitz on Feb. 6, 2012, in Bloomfield, Mo. Caleb was a self-employed carpenter. He was of the Methodist faith...
M. Floyd Swinger, Jr. (02/21/12)
M. Floyd Swinger, Jr., 71, died on Feb. 14, 2012, after a lengthy and valiant struggle with pneumonia. A resident of Burton, Texas, Floyd formerly resided in Hou-ston, Texas; Lafayette, La.; and Dexter, Mo. He was born on Aug. 8, 1940, in Gary, Ind. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maxwell and Wilma Swinger, and grandchildren, Sophia and Parker...
Caleb T. Kinder (02/17/12)
Caleb T. Kinder of Dexter, Mo. died Thursday Feb. 16, 2012, in St. James, Mo. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the time of publication, but will be announced as they are received. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City, Mo., is in charge of arrangements...
Ray Edward Null (02/17/12)
Ray Edward Null, son of Ronda Orton Merriman, was born in Mounds, Ill., on July 17, 1985, and died at his home in Dexter, Mo., on Feb. 15, 2012, at the age of 26. He had lived in Dexter most of his life. Ray had worked at Mid Continental Nail in Poplar Bluff. Surviving are his mother, Ronda Merriman of Dexter; one son, Christopher Null; and one sister, Heather Mayberry of Dongola, Ill. Other family and friends also survive...
Rose Mary Rushing (02/17/12)
Rose Mary Rushing, of Oxford, Mich., formerly of Dexter, Mo., died on Feb. 15, 2012, at the age of 82. Rose Mary was the beloved wife of the late Wallace; loving mother of Ron (Sue) Rushing, Brenda (Charles) Fotheringham, and Donna (Tom Mont-gomery) Ross; special grandmother of Jen-nifer, Erik, and Angel; great-grandmother of Zachary, Danny Cruz, Jazmyn, and Marcus; and the sister of Betty Jo and James Biggs...
Ella Jane Abernathy Pry (02/17/12)
Ella Jane Abernathy Pry, daughter of the late Jerome and Lizzie Summers Abernathy, was born Nov. 30, 1912, in the Ardeola Community in Stoddard County, Mo., and died at her home in Bloom-field, Mo., on Feb. 15, 2012, at the age of 99. Mrs. Pry had lived in the Bloom-field area most of her life. She attended the Bell City United Pentecostal Church...
Corbett "Corkey" Morgan (02/14/12)
Corbett "Corkey" Morgan, 68, of Bloomfield, Mo., died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in Bloomfield, Mo. Mr. Morgan was born Oct. 2, 1943, in Portola, Calif. He previously lived in Burfordsville, Mo., and attended Randles Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and Navy. He was a welder and enjoyed engraving, knife making, and racing...
Patricia Underwood (02/14/12)
Patricia Underwood, daughter of the late Clayton Otis Glenn and Wilma Ellis, was born Oct. 3, 1941, in Essex, Mo., and died Feb. 1, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Mo., at the age of 70. Mrs. Underwood was a resident of Bloomfield, and was retired from Elder Manufacturing. ...
Judith Ann Wiseman (02/14/12)
Judith Ann Wiseman, 72, of Dexter, Mo., was born Nov. 1, 1939, in Ancell, Mo., the daughter of Paul R. and Helen Blattel Kiehne. She died Feb. 10, 2012, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Judy attended Marquette Grade School and Central High School...
Janice Gay Powell (02/14/12)
Janice Gay Powell, daughter of the late Jesse Worker and Lucille Horseman Worker, was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Feb. 15, 1939, and died Feb. 12, 2012, at the age of 72. Mrs. Powell had a BS from Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., and a masters degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark. She taught school one year in the Fayette School system and one year in the Hazelwood School system and spent 26 years in the Malden School system before retiring in 1995...
Rodney L. Corlew (02/14/12)
Rodney L. Corlew, son of Mary M. Litzler Corlew and the late Charles William Corlew, was born in Poplar Bluff, Mo., on July 9, 1959, and died at Missouri Southern Healthcare in Dexter, Mo., on Feb.12, 2012, at the age of 52. He had lived in Essex and Dexter all his life. Rodney was a self- employed truck driver and a member of the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter...
Shirley Williams (02/09/12)
Shirley Williams, a resident of Jonesboro, Ark. died on February 9, 2012 at her residence in Jonesboro. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Ruth Holtzhouser (02/09/12)
Ruth Holtzhouser, a resident of Bernie, Mo., died on Feb. 9, 2012 at her residence in Bernie at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Patricia Underwood (02/08/12)
Patricia Underwood, daughter of the late Clayton Otis Glenn and Wilma Ellis, was born Oct. 3, 1941, in Essex, Mo., and died Feb. 1, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Mo., at the age of 70. Mrs. Underwood was a resident of Bloomfield and was retired from Elder Manufacturing. ...
Harold Robert Smith (02/04/12)
Harold Robert Smith, 89, died in Cape Girardeau, Mo. on Feb. 3, 2012. Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
George Watson (02/04/12)
George Watson, son of the late George Eura Watson and Ruth Stanley Watson, was born on Feb. 1, 1928 in Leachville, Ark. and died early Friday morning Feb. 3, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 84. Mr. Watson was a member of the Bernie Church of Christ for the past seven years. ...
Lotta Mae Robins (02/04/12)
Lotta Mae Robins, 82, of Advance, was born Dec.14,1929 at Advance, the daughter of Von and Ruth Hawkins Moyer and died Feb. 2, 2012 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Lotta Mae had been a homemaker and believed in the General Baptist faith. She had been a member of the Town and Country Extension Club...
Wendell L. Clinton (02/03/12)
Wendell L. Clinton, son of the late Floyd and Cora Beal Clinton, was born in Puxico, Mo., on Sept. 19, 1940, and died on Feb. 2, 2012, at the age of 71. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.
Alene Laird Rice (02/03/12)
Alene Laird Rice, daughter of the late Mary E. Sparks Gean, was born in Kewanee, Mo., on May 1, 1924, and died at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Mo., on Feb. 2, 2012, at the age of 87. Alene had been a resident of Dexter, Mo., for many years before moving to Fenton, Mo. several years ago. She most recently resided in DeSoto, Mo. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sikeston, Mo...
Darrel Ray Worley (02/03/12)
Darrel Ray Worley, 66, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He was born May 24, 1945, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to William "Seward" and Esther M. Wilkerson Worley. He and Edna "Ruth" McLard were married March 30, 1968, at Second General Baptist Church in Dexter...
Shirley Taylor (02/03/12)
Shirley Taylor, daughter of the late William Lemuel Medlin and Glorvinna "Jo" Thornburgh Medlin, was born on Dec. 16, 1928, in Lake City, Ark. and died on Feb. 2, 2012 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 83. Mrs. Taylor was a local artist, painting primarily in oil and watercolor and exhibiting her work at art shows and galleries in Missouri, Arkansas and Kentucky during the 1960's and 70's. She also gave private painting lessons to local students for three years during that time...
George Watson (02/03/12)
George Watson, a resident of Dexter, Mo., died early Friday morning at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 84. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Frances Doylene "Dodie" Rathke (02/01/12)
Frances Doylene "Dodie" Rathke, age 76, passed peacefully into the hands of our Lord on Jan, 28, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at her home. Dodie was born on Oct. 3, 1935, in rural Essex, Mo., to Doyle Fowler and Fern Frailey Fowler. She was the oldest of four children and was preceded in death by both parents, her sister Dixie and her husband James Edward. Dodie's surviving siblings are Charles Fowler and wife De of Ft. Morgan, Colo., and Donnie Ann VanSteenbergh of Springfield, Mo...
Albert B. McGlothlin (02/01/12)
Albert B. McGlothlin, 83, of Lakeland, Tenn., died Jan. 18, 2012. He was a retired JCPenney store manager. Mr. McGlothlin was a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and was a U.S. Army Veteran. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army Occupation of Japan Medal. He served eight years in the Missouri National Guard and was discharged from the Army reserve with the rank of Captain...