Obituaries from February 2014
Joyce D. Kazban
Kazban, Joyce D. (nee Moore) 82, of Lemay, Mo., on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Loving wife of Walter Kazban and the late Donald Sherbourne Sr.; loving mother of Donald (Georgia) Sherbourne Jr., Terry Sherbourne and the late Pam Sherbourne; dear step-mother of Dawn (Mark) Beshears, Belenda (Michael) Maddax, Lela (Larry) Baker, Jason (Kelly) Kazban and Amanda (Andy Warden) Miner; beloved sister of Floyd Moore, Virginia Franks, Joann Thorton, Patricia Tilley, Sharon Tilley and the late Dale Moore, Robert "Bob" Moore, Maxine Hester, Marilyn Boehner, Linda Hopkins, Margie Moore; dear grandmother of 12 and great-grandmother of two.. ...
Delmar James, died on Feb. 25, 2014, in his residence at Bernie.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Anna Ruth Dial
Anna Ruth Dial, daughter of the late Clyde and Mildred Stobaugh Scroggins, was born in Conway, Arkansas on March 22, 1935, and died at her home in Granite City, Ill. on Feb. 19, 2014, at the age of 78. She had lived in Dexter, Mo. for many years until moving to Granite City, Ill. several years ago to be near her family. She was a lifetime member of the Amvets in Granite City, Illinois...
Michelle Bollinger, a resident of Dexter, died on Feb. 21, 2014, in the Saint Francis Medical Center at Cape Girardeau.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Lurlyne Myers, daughter of the late Reed Hardy and Pauline Patterson Hardy, was born on Jan. 14, 1942, in Little Rock, Ark. and died on Feb. 17, 2014, in West Plains, Mo. at the age of 72. Mrs. Myers was a member of the First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff and the Broadwater Church of the Brethren. ...
Barbara Wilmoth, daughter of the late Clarence and Imogene Hooks Rieffer, was born in Essex, Mo. on Sept. 5, 1942, and died at her home in Bloomfield, Mo. on Feb.14, 2014, at the age of 71. She had grown up in the Essex area before moving to Ponitac, Mich. in 1962. She had worked for General Motors until she retired in 1994. She then moved to Bloomfield, Mo...
Ricky Darrell Reeves
Ricky Darrell Reeves, 54, of Malden, Mo. died at his home on Feb. 18, 2014.
Arrangements are under the direction of Watkins & Sons Chapel in Parma.
Anna Ruth Dial
Anna Ruth Dial, formerly of Dexter, died at her home in Granite City, Ill. on Feb. 19. Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter is in charge of arrangements.
Jerry Ray Baker
Jerry Ray Baker, son of the late Roland Theodore and Helen Marie Winnegear Baker, was born in Nimmons, Ark., on Feb. 13, 1949, and died at his home near Dexter, on Feb. 7, 2014, at the age of 64. He had lived in Bernie and Malden most of his life before moving to Dexter six years ago. He had worked in maintenance at Federal Mogul in Malden...
Gilbert Thompson, son of the late George Gilbert Thompson and Gearldee Bland Thompson, was born on Aug. 13, 1938, in Corning, Ark., and died at his residence in Dexter, Mo., on Feb. 9, 2014, at the age of 75. Mr. Thompson had worked as a self-employed truck driver and carpenter. ...
Wilma Broyles, a resident of Dexter, Mo., died on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County at the age of 81. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter...
Halen S. Smith
Halen S. Smith, of Puxico, Mo., was born Nov. 3, 1918, and died at the Puxico Nursing Center Feb. 3, 2014, at the age of 95.
Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.
Leslie H. "Les" McQuary
Leslie H. "Les" McQuary, was born May 9, 1916, in Macon County, Mo., to Hiram and Lula Francis McQuary, died peacefully Jan. 29, 2014, in Tuscon, Ariz. Educated in primary and secondary years in Dexter, Mo., he also attended Southeast Missouri State College in Cape Girardeau, Mo. During his high school years, he met Ernestine Weber, his future bride, at a dance in Bloomfield. They married on Sept. 8, 1935...
Epiphany Nevaeh Umfress
Epiphany Nevaeh Umfress, daughter of Matt Umfress and Whitney Danielle Gooch, was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Feb. 13, 2014, and died at Children's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Feb. 22, 2014, at the age of 9 days. Surviving are her parents, Matt Umfress and Whitney Gooch of Poplar Bluff; two brothers, Ethan Michael Davis and Aydan Blake Umfress both of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Kaylie Mae Davis of Poplar Bluff; her maternal grandparents, Jose and Alice Rodriguez of Dexter; paternal grandparents, Dale and Debbie Umfress of Campbell; paternal great grandmother, Lola Calvert of Clarkton; two aunts, Lucinda Gooch of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Cheyenne Church of Dexter; seven uncles, Larry Umfress of Campbell, Marvin Kirkland of Butler, Penn., Johnathan and Donnie Monaco both of Modesto, Calif., Corey and Troy Martinez both of Dexter, Justin Gooch of Poplar Bluff. ...
Norman Derwood Atchley
Norman Derwood Atchley, son of the late Thomas and Maggie Atchley, was born July 28, 1925 in Non, Okla. His Lord and Savior called him home on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 in Springfield, Mo. at the age of 88. He was united in marriage to the love of his life Venice Pauline Phipps, Aug. 27, 1953 in Springfield, Mo. They were married 60 years, 5 months and 26 days. To this union three children were born...
Leo Hoopingarner, son of the late Marion Leo Hoopingarner, Sr. and Verla Loman Hoopingarner, was born in Dudley on June 20, 1946, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau on Feb. 22, 2014, at the age of 67. He had lived in the Puxico area all of his life where he was a row crop and live stock farmer and also had a salvage yard. He was a member of the Mingo Tractor Club...
Lillie Mae Lemons
Lille Mae Lemons is her name. "Toots" Peck is her fame. Lillie Mae Lemons was born on Feb. 6, 1916, and died at the age of 98 on Feb. 21, 2014, at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. Toots was welcomed into heaven where she was reunited with her husband (the love of her life), Vernie Peck; her mother and father, James and Frances Lemons; and a lifetime of family and friends...
Michelle D. Bollinger
Michelle D. Bollinger, daughter of Junior Pyle of Dexter and Lois Parker of Dexter, was born on March 7, 1970 in Dexter and departed this life on February 21, 2014 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 43. Michelle was a member of Fagus General Baptist Church in Fagus, Missouri. She was the branch manager of First Midwest Bank downtown location in Dexter. She loved music, enjoyed going to Current River, scrapbooking and being with friends...
Lillie Mae Lane
Lillie Mae Lane, a resident of Dexter, died on Feb. 21, 2014, at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield at the age of 98.
Funeral services are currently incomplete and will be announced later by the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Joyce D. Moore Kazban
Joyce D. Moore Kazban age 82 of Lemay, Mo., died Feb. 4, 2014. Joyce was married to Walter Kazban. He survives of the home. She is also survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Donald (Georgia) Sherbourne, Jr., and Terry Sherbourne; four step-daughters, Dawn (Mark) Beshears, Belenda (Michael) Maddax, Lela (Larry) Baker and Amanda (Andy Warden) Miner; and one step-son, Jason (Kelly) Kazban; eight sisters, Virginia Franks, Joann Thornton, Patricia Tilley, Sharon Tilley; Maxine Hester, Marilyn Boehner, Linda Hopkins and Margie Moore; and one brother, Floyd Moore; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.. ...
Ricky "Rick" Lynn Stone
Ricky "Rick" Lynn Stone, son of Wilma Sue Cochran Stone of Dexter and the late Billy Raymond Stone, was born on July 26, 1963, in Memphis, Tenn., and died on Feb. 19, 2014, at his residence in Aid at the age of 50. Mr. Stone was employed at Tyson Foods, Inc. in Dexter...
Lorene Brown, daughter of the late Norris and Susie Lucille Thrower Temples, was born near Dudley on April 12, 1941, and died at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis on Feb. 13, 2014, at the age of 72. She had grown up in the Dudley area and had lived in Dexter for many years...
Marvin Leon Stewart, Jr.
Marvin Leon Stewart, Jr., son of the late Marvin Leon, Sr. and Sue Ann Hazel Stewart Lusk, was born in Dexter on Sept. 2, 1963, and died at his home in Dexter on Feb. 17, 2014, at the age of 50. He had lived in the Dexter area most of his life. He had worked as a pipe layer on an oil rig and in landscaping until his health forced his retirement...
Anna Mae Vaughn
Anna Mae Vaughn, daughter of the late William Eligah and Cordella Isbell Parker, was born in Fairview, Ark., on April 10, 1919, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Feb. 12, 2014, at the age of 94. She had lived in the Parma area since 1925. She attended the Church of God...
Carole Jean West Link, daughter of the late Annette Elizabeth West, was born in Essex, Mo., on April 13, 1941, and died at her home near Wappapello, Mo., on Feb. 9, 2014, at the age of 72. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements...
Patsy (Pat) R. Travers
Patsy (Pat) R. Travers 80, of Sun City West, Ariz., died Feb. 9, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley in Scottsdale, Ariz. She was born on Aug. 8, 1933, in Dexter, Mo., to Melvina and O.D. Hill. She graduated as her high school valedictorian. She worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. as a secretary in a doctor's office, and later after moving to Arizona she worked as a tax accountant and co-owner and accountant for the family's restaurants...
Betty L. Denny
Betty L. Denny, 77, of Puxico died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Betty was born May 26, 1936, to the late Earl "Red" and Dorothy Boyer Dillon in Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was the beloved wife of Donald Denny; loving mother of Byron (Rose) Denny and Donna (David) Hayes; beloved grandmother of Sunshine and Donny House, Katie and Toby Lovett, Bobbie Jo and Greg Dontrich, Jessica Benson and Daniel Copeland, Stacy Stotts, John and Summer Hayes, Frank and Clarissa Richardet; great-grandmother to Tonya, Jasmine, Journee, Bobby, Anthony, Austin, Vivian, Lanie, Dakota, Johnny and Sadie.. ...
Garry Leon Sides
Garry Leon Sides, son of Wanda Hayes Sides Hill and the late Bobby Kent Sides, was born in Oceanside, Calif., on Aug. 31, 1952, and died at the SoutheastHEALTH Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Mo. on Feb. 9, 2014, at the age of 61. He had lived in the Essex and Dexter areas nearly all of his life and had worked for Mayberry Seed Company as a warehouse manager...
Dale Holtzhouser of Harrison, Ohio, formerly of Bernie, Mo., was born Aug. 22, 1948, and died Feb. 7, 2014 at the age of 65.
Arrangements in Ohio are incomplete at this time and will be announced at a later date.
Perry Paul Morgan
Perry Paul Morgan was born March 27, 1941, and died Feb. 6, 2014, at his home in Dexter at the age of 72.
Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter is in charge of all arrangements.
Wilma Geraldine Broyles
Wilma Geraldine Broyles, daughter of the late R. D. Womack and Beatrice Williams Womack, was born on Feb. 17, 1932, in Pemiscot County, Mo., and died Feb. 5, 2014, at SoutheastHealth Center of Stoddard County in Dexter at the age of 81. Mrs. Broyles was a member of the Pleasant Grove Community Church in Dexter. She had worked at Brown Shoe Company in Bernie and Federal Mogul in Malden, was a resident of Dexter and enjoyed sewing and reading...
Marjorie Illen McCarver
On Feb. 7, 2014, Marjorie was welcomed into heaven, where she was reunited with her husband and the love of her life, Robert, her mother and father, Othor and Lora Sandefur, and a lifetime of friends and family. A resident of Dexter since 1948, she operated her own beauty parlor for years...