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Obituaries from December 2003

Braden Taylor (12/31/03)
WETAUG, Ill. -- Braden Andrew Taylor, four months, of Wetaug died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born Aug. 14, 2003, in Carbondale, Ill., son of Todd Michael Taylor and Elizabeth Ann Sandlin. Survivors include his parents; a sister, Azhure Taylor; a brother, Dawson Taylor; paternal grandparents, Judith Mitchell of Ullin, Ill., Marvin Taylor of Decaturville, Tenn.; maternal grandparents, Lori Wright of Wetaug, Lawrence Sandlin of Dongola, Ill.; paternal great-grandmother, Betty Hardy of Decaturville; and maternal great-grandfather, Douglas Wright of Wetaug.. ...
Dorothy Seyer (12/31/03)
Dorothy M. Seyer, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Dec. 27, 1914, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of George and Minnie Volz Schrock. She and Edwin W. Seyer were married May 12, 1937, in Cape Girardeau. He died May 4, 1985...
Gertrude Fornkahl (12/31/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gertrude R. Fornkahl, 92, of Perryville died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born March 27, 1911, to the late Gottliff and Lydia Jacob Hecht. She married Henry C. Fornkahl June 28, 1936. He preceded her in death May 18, 2000...
Ruben Wichern (12/31/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ruben V. Wichern, 76, of Perryville died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Independence Square in Perryville. He was born July 2, 1927, at Menfro, Mo., son of Henry and Martha Cornehlsen Wichern. Wichern was a maintenance worker at St. Louis Community College, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Veterans of Foreign Wars...
Marcia Watson (12/31/03)
JOHNSTON, Iowa -- Marcia J. Watson, 84, of Johnston died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. She was born in Boone, Iowa. She married Claire Watson, who preceded her in death. Watson was a member of St. Paul Presbyterian Church, and PEO...
Nathan Wibbenmeyer (12/31/03)
Nathan Vincent Wibbenmeyer, 15, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 18, 1988, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Gary Louis and Susan Louise Huber Wibbenmeyer. Nathan was a sophomore at Notre Dame Regional High School, where he was the co-recipient of the Outstanding Freshman Award in May 2003 and the Art Department's Student of the Month for November 2003...
Virginia Finch (12/31/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Virginia Finch, 95, of Chaffee died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Feb. 20,1908, at Rockview, Mo., daughter of William J. and Fannie Miller Belk. She and Forrest Finch were married Dec. 24, 1929. He died Oct. 7, 1985...
Willie Kelso (12/31/03)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Willie Mae Kelso, 83, of Matthews died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at Sells Rest Home. She was born April 5, 1920, in Tupelo, Miss., daughter of Otis and Sarah Hall Raper. She and Rebel D. Kelso were married Nov. 27, 1937, in Keiser, Ark. He died April 1, 1993...
Elmer Reisenbichler (12/31/03)
Elmer R. Reisenbichler, 88, of Pocahontas died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Audrey McLeane (12/31/03)
Audrey C. McLeane, 82, of Valley Park, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in Town and Country, Mo. She was born Oct. 1, 1921, in St. Louis, daughter of Carl P. and Mae G. Holtrup Gieson. She married G. Roy McLeane, who preceded her in death...
Ruth Conley (12/31/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ruth Conley, 69, formerly of St. Louis, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Clearview Nursing Center. She was born March 14, 1934, at Essex, Mo., daughter of James and Estella Allison Stewart. She married Robert L. Conley, who preceded her in death...
Dorothy Fowler (12/31/03)
Dorothy Louise Fowler, 74, of Scott City died Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 8, 1929, at Perkins, Mo., daughter of Lyle and Belle Phegley Newlin. She and Albert John "Jay" Fowler were married Jan. 20, 1956, in St. Louis...
Ethel Koelzer (12/31/03)
Ethel R. Koelzer, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Feb. 13, 1916, in Illmo, daughter of Henry and Christina Sanders Held. She married George Koelzer, who died Feb. 21, 1956. Mrs. Koelzer was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church...
Melvin Kolb (12/30/03)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Melvin Kolb, 76, of Vienna, Ill., formerly of Dongola, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born June 5, 1927, in Chicago, son of Lewis and Edna Otto Kolb. He and Ruth Ann Wohl-wend were married Jan. 28, 1984...
Vera Hawkins (12/30/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Vera F. Hawkins, 88, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born March 27, 1915, in Golconda, Ill., daughter of Charles E. and Mayme Barger Robbs. She and Lowell Hawkins were married Dec. 8, 1934. Hawkins was a member of Tanner Street Church of God...
Raymond Hendrix (12/30/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Raymond F. Hendrix, 70, of Perryville died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at his home. He was born April 14, 1933, in Perryville, son of Andrew T. and Hester D. Edmond Hendrix. He and Viola Mae Richardet were married April 19, 1952. She died Feb. 1, 1989...
John Parnell (12/30/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- John Wheeler Parnell, 55, of Cairo died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003. He was born July 25, 1948, in Charleston, Mo., son of Jimmie and Mildred Smith Parnell. He married Mareva Flowers in 1968. He worked as an assembly line worker for Burkart Manufacturing...
Loretta Fox (12/30/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Loretta Marie Fox, 62, of Marble Hill died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 10, 1941, in Chicago, daughter of Harold and Clarine Johnson Byers. She and Jack Fox were married July 23, 1965, in Des Plaines, Ill...
Ray Krahn (12/30/03)
Ray H. Krahn, 64, of Fruitland died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girar-deau. He was born June 11, 1939, in Hammond, Ind., son of the Rev. Walter F. and Matilda Obenauer Krahn. Krahn was a lineman with International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers...
Joseph Francoeur (12/30/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Joseph Ernest Francoeur, 85, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. He was born Dec. 12, 1918, at Moose Creek, Canada, son of Adolph J. and Agnes J. Britton Francoeur. He and Dolline E. Gunter were married March 6, 1944, in Crittenden County, Ark. She died June 18, 2003...
Winfred Harvick (12/30/03)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Winfred Thurman "Slim" Harvick, 87, of Mounds died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at his home. He was born Aug. 3, 1916, in Union County, son of Thurman Lee and Iva Karraker Harvick. He and Oma Ann Youngblood were married April 8, 1935, in Lebanon, Tenn. She died Sept. 4, 1998. He and Marie Karraker Henshaw were married March 18, 2000...
Van Strickland Jr. (12/30/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Van Strickland Jr., 82, of Sikeston died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at his home. He was born July 14, 1921, in Grassy, Mo., son of Van and Willie Carmen Anderson Strickland Sr. He married Bonnie Hazel, who died Oct. 11, 1989. Strickland was formerly a Texaco Oil distributor. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Masonic Lodge 310, Order of Eastern Star and a past worthy patron...
Uler Spurgeon (12/30/03)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Uler Lorean Spurgeon, 78, of Matthews died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Aug. 14, 1925, in Durant, Okla., daughter of James P. and Nova Rolland Dufur. She first married Adrain Warf, who died in 1984. She later married Ben Spurgeon, who died in 1994...
Hazel Thompson (12/30/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Hazel Thompson, 93, of Perry County died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Jackie Lowes Residential Care in St. Mary, Mo. She was born Aug. 10, 1910, in Lithium, Mo., daughter of Grover C. and Sadie J. Thieret Feltz. She and Henry H. Thompson were married July 9, 1930. He died July 11, 1995...
Dewey Barks (12/30/03)
MARQUAND, Mo. -- Dewey Edison Barks, 86, of Marquand passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Claru Deville Nursing Center in Fredericktown, Mo. He was born July 5, 1917, in Perry County, son of Melborne and Sara Fadler Barks. He and Helen Dolle were married in 1935 at Fredericktown. She preceded him in death May 28, 1999...
Frances Schaaf (12/30/03)
Frances M. Schaaf, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Ratliff Care Center. She was born Sept. 17, 1908, in Oak Ridge, daughter of Charles and Ellen Davenport Beal. She and Anton F. Schaaf were married in 1927, at Benton, Mo. He died Aug. 7, 1967...
Mabel Dinkens (12/30/03)
GRASSY, Mo. -- Mabel M. Dinkens, 87, of Grassy died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girar-deau. She was born Feb. 4, 1916, at Hahn, Mo., daughter of the late Earl and Dora Shell Hendershott. She married Theo-dore Gaines, who preceded her in death. On Dec. 15, 1950, she and L.B. "Dick" Dinkens were married and he preceded her in death July 14, 1993...
Nick Stoyanoff (12/30/03)
TROY, Ill. -- Nick Stoyanoff, 52, of Troy died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born July 31, 1951, in East St. Louis, Ill., son of Star and Catherine Wuess Stoyanoff. Mr. Stoyanoff was a manager with Schnucks Markets Inc. in the Edwardsville, Ill., Division...
Charles Owens (12/30/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Charles Mitchel Owens, 37, of Chaffee died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at his home. He was born Oct. 21, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, son of Floyd Mitchel and Barbara Ann Nanney Owens. Owens was a former self-employed truck driver. He was a member of New Life Gospel Center in Scott City...
Dorothy Seyer (12/30/03)
Dorothy Schrock Seyer, 89, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Monticello House in Jackson. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ethel Koelzer (12/30/03)
Ethel R. Koelzer, 87, died Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Andersen (12/29/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Robert Steven Andersen, 49, of Spokane Valley, Wash., died Oct. 8, 2003, at his family's home in Spokane Valley. He was born Feb. 6, 1954, at Kansas City, Mo., son of Robert and Shirley Drymon Andersen. He and Delores Heisserer were married on Nov. 25, 1989...
Annie Smith (12/29/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Annie Bell Smith, 85, of Sikeston died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at Select Special Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Dec. 8, 1918, at Franklin, Ind., daughter of the late Abe and Annie Wheatley Elmore. She was married to George Smith Jr...
Juanita Taylor (12/29/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Juanita Allene Taylor, 67, of Sikeston died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. She was born Aug. 20, 1936, at Sikeston, daughter of Eulis and Nancy Matthews Hobbs. She and Thomas J. Taylor were married on Nov. 20, 1980, at Poplar Bluff, Mo. He preceded her in death...
Helen Reynolds (12/29/03)
VIENNA, Ill. -- Helen L. Reynolds, 92, of Vienna died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at the Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, Ill. She was born Nov. 6, 1911, in Missouri, daughter of A.L. and Edith Shots Shipman. She and Wallace Reynolds were married in Scott City. He died on March 9, 1993...
James Coker (12/29/03)
OLIVE BANCH, Ill. -- James R. "Jim" Coker, 76, of Olive Branch died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 30, 1927, in Ben Hill County, Ga., son of Walter and Odell Minshew Coker. He and Martha Housman were married in 1966. She died March 4, 2003...
Floyd Ford (12/29/03)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Floyd Ford, 92, of Tamms died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. He was born Feb. 10, 1911, at Anna, Ill., son of James and Laura Spanfield Ford. He was preceded in death by his first wife Helen in 1983. He and Beulah Heater were married on Jan. 10, 1986...
Alberta McAllister (12/29/03)
Alberta "Birdie" M. McAllister, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girar-deau. She was born Aug. 3, 1933, at St. Louis, daughter of Albert and Clara Welker Warner. She and Joe McAllister were married Feb. 2, 1972, at St. Louis...
Muriel Gillespie (12/29/03)
BETHALTO, Ill.-- Muriel G. Gillespie, 82, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis. She was born Feb. 18, 1921, in Bollinger County, Mo., daughter of the late William J. and Mattie C. Whittenburg Rea. She and Austin J. Gillespie were married Sept. 9, 1947, at Alton, Ill. He preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1985...
Rose Hughes (12/29/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Rose Lucille Hughes, 83, of Scott City, formerly of Cairo, died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girar-deau. She was born Aug. 28, 1920, at Cairo, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Zettler Walder. She was married to Norman D. Hughes. He preceded her in death in 1994...
Stella Wilfong (12/29/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Stella Mae Wilfong, 100, of Dongola, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2003, at the Advance Nursing Center in Advance. She was born Nov. 19, 1903, at Glennon, Mo., daughter of David and Bell Ward Green. She and Harrison Wilfong were married on April 28, 1920, at Farmington, Mo. He died on May 26, 1956...
Floyd Ford (12/28/03)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Floyd Ford, 92, of Tamms died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Busby Cemetery in Goreville, Ill...
Harriett Merrill (12/28/03)
Harriett Ann Merrill, 55, a resident of Heartland Care and Rehab Center, Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 3, 1948, in Advance, Mo., daughter of the late Delmar S. and Inah Lou Jordan Merrill Fugier...
Ella Simmers (12/28/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Ella Grace Simmers, 95, of Advance died Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at Advance Nursing Center. She was born Jan. 12, 1908, in Cape Girardeau County, Mo., daughter of Bill and Nora Kinder Limbaugh. She and Vernie Simmers were married July 7, 1928, at Greenbrier, Mo. He died March 23, 1969...
Robert Camp Sr. (12/28/03)
Robert Lee Camp, Sr., 75, of Scott City died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born July 4, 1928, in Green County, Ark., son of Andrew Louis and Sue Lawrence Camp. He and Geneva I. Breedlove were married Oct. 1, 1949. Camp was a clerk for Cotton Belt Railroad. He was a member of Illmo Baptist Church in Scott City; the Masonic Lodge in Paragould, Mo.; and the Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame, Southeast Missouri...
Claude Haubold (12/28/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Claude C. Haubold, 76, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Sept. 27, 1927, in Marston, Mo., son of Edward E. and Sinda B. Till Haubold. He and Barbara Walker Briggs were married June 11, 1977...
Mac Smith (12/28/03)
Melvin Mac Smith, 77, of Scott City died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Life Care Center. He was born Sept. 13, 1926, in Burlington, Iowa, son of James Charles and Dora Darlene Dixon Smith. He and Geneva Owens were married. She preceded him in death. He and Joan Wilfawn were married; she preceded him in death...
Mamie Chapman (12/28/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mamie K. Chapman, 91, of Anna died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born Aug. 21, 1912, in Poseyville, Ind., daughter of Sylvester and Stella May Grigsby Evans. She and Lowell Chapman were married Oct. 8, 1934. He died June 9, 1957...
Richard Knaebel (12/28/03)
Richard Wendell Knaebel of West Palm Beach, Fla., went to entertain the angels Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003. He was born Dec. 22, 1954, in Hollywood, Fla., and raised in Jefferson City, Mo. For most of his professional life, he worked as a health-care accountant. He was a former controller of Jupiter Medical Center, and until recently disabled, was assistant controller of the Health Care District of Palm Beach County. He earned both a bachelor's degree in accounting and an MBA...
Lucille Thompson (12/28/03)
Lucille Hipps Thompson, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 14, 1916, in Cairo, Ill., the daughter of James A. and Jeanette Barton Hipps. She married Benjamin Cleo Hipps on March 30, 1940, in Jackson. He preceded her in death on May 13, 1963...
Dorothy Feltz (12/27/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sister Dorothy Feltz, 93, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Anna House in Bridgeton, Mo. She was born May 26, 1910, in Perryville, daughter of Lawrence and Katherine Lukefahr Feltz. She was a member of the West Central Province of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul...
Robert Camp (12/27/03)
Robert L. Camp, 75, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Melvin Smith (12/27/03)
Melvin Wayne "Mac" Smith, 77, of Scott City died Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Everett Cain (12/27/03)
BERTRAND, Mo. -- Everett Cain, 76, of Bertrand died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born May 15, 1927, in Osceola, Ark., son of Clarence and Nanny Roberts Cain. Cain had farmed and worked in construction...
Glen Friedrich (12/27/03)
Glen H. Friedrich, 80, of Oak Ridge died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 13, 1923, in Advance, Mo., son of Charles and Agnes Barker Friedrich. He and Velma Corrine Gloth were married March 8, 1949. She died Aug. 1, 1997...
John Owen (12/27/03)
John Alan Owen, 59, of Scott City died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 29, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, son of Francis Edward and Bertha Helen Cassout Owen. He and Patricia Mae Clark were married Oct. 10, 2002, at Benton, Mo...
Victor Schuessler (12/27/03)
Victor G. Schuessler, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Jan. 26, 1912, at Frohna, Mo., son of Benjamin Martin and Susanna Lueders Schuessler. He and Josephine Ida Frank were married Sept. 9, 1945, at Hanover Lutheran Church...
Grace Williams (12/27/03)
Grace N. Williams, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born Sept. 2, 1907, in St. Louis, daughter of Henry Odus and Mattie Willer Williams. Miss Williams received a bachelor's degree from Southeast Missouri State University and a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin...
Tracy Caviness (12/26/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Tracy Caviness, 32, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Cairo, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at UK Medical Center in Lexington, Ky. Arrangements are incomplete at Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Cairo.
Edna Kutscher (12/26/03)
Edna M. Kutscher, 88, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Frohna, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born July 19, 1915, at New Wells, daughter of Ernst and Ester Hoffman Perr. She and Otto F. Kutscher were married. He died July 15, 1954...
Maxie Graviett (12/26/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A veterans memorial burial Service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, for Maxie Alton Graviett of Sikeston, Mo., at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Highway 25, just south of Bloomfield, Mo.
Robert Shuck (12/26/03)
Robert F. Shuck, 93, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at the Wright Nursing Center in Seminole, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
Glen Friedrich (12/26/03)
Glen Friedrich, 80, of Oak Ridge died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Grace Williams (12/26/03)
Grace Williams, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
Mary Thompson (12/26/03)
Mary Lucille Thompson, 87, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
Victor Schuessler (12/26/03)
Victor G. Schuessler, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford & Sons Funeral Home.
Melvin Rhyne (12/26/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Melvin D. Rhyne, 80, of Perryville, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 2, 1923, at Crosstown, Mo., son of Daniel and Birdie Pullum Rhyne. He and Velva Lee "Betty" Norton were married June 17, 1960, and she died Jan. 4, 1973...
John Owen (12/26/03)
John Alan Owen, 59, of Scott City died Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Robert Carr (12/26/03)
Robert "Bob" Carr, 73, of Scott City died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at home. He was born Feb. 15, 1930, at Truman, Ark., son of the late Clyde and Ida Mae Randall Carr. He and Eleanor Gould were united in marriage on Nov. 19, 1955, at Advance, Mo. She survives of the home...
Bobby Burns (12/26/03)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Bobby James Burns, 64, of Olive Branch, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 19, 1939, in Dongola, Ill., son of Otis and Goldia Kelley Burns. He and Loretta Shelton were married Aug. 16, 1974, and she died Nov. 2, 1999...
Otto Diebold (12/26/03)
BENTON, Mo. -- Otto S. Diebold, 78, of Benton died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born April 9, 1925, at Benton, son of Otto Solomon and Elizabeth Rose Bertrand Diebold. He and Barbara Faye Hester were married Oct. 22, 1955, at Benton. She died April 26, 1998...
James Henard (12/26/03)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- James Robert Henard, 82, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the V.A. Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born Jan. 23, 1921, at Mount Pleasant, Ill., son of Rama and Cassie Brown Henard. He and Geraldine Bass were married April 19, 1946, in Arkansas. She died Aug. 17, 1998...
David Boyer (12/26/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- David Edward Boyer, 54, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Oct. 13, 1949, in Sikeston to Ralph E. and Martha Jane Lewis Boyer. He graduated Sikeston High School in 1967 and Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., in 1972. ...
Charles Miller (12/26/03)
Charles Virgil Miller, 90, of Scott City died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 6, 1913, at Anna, Ill., son of Eugene and Anna Ingraham Miller. He and Anna Rovina Halter were married Aug. 24, 1957, and she died Sept. 1, 1972...
Russell Henson (12/24/03)
Russell E. Henson, 69, a native of Olive Branch, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at his home. He was born Dec. 17, 1934, the son of Gabriel and Opal Henson of Olive Branch. He married Alice L. Sauerbrun on May 12, 1956. She survives. After retirement in 1998, they moved to McGill, Nev., to be close to their daughter and grandchildren...
Elva Hodge (12/24/03)
Elva Marie Hodge, 86, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Malden, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at the Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Oct. 14, 1917, daughter of Taylor and Fannie Rodery Baker. She was married to Floyd "Shorty" Lester Hodge, who preceded her in death May 20, 1958...
Larry Verble (12/24/03)
VANDUSER, Mo. -- Larry Gene Verble, 59, of Vanduser died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Aug. 3, 1944, near Bell City, Mo., son of Victor Lionel and Addie Juanita Adams Verble. He and Diane Kay Dumey were married Nov. 5, 1963, in Jackson...
Norma Smart (12/24/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Norma Jean Smart, 57, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at her home. She was born Jan. 24, 1946, in Lepanto, Ark., daughter of Edwin and Minnie May Stephens. Smart was a housekeeper 15 years at Sikeston Health Care. She was a member of Tanner Street Church of God...
Otto Diebold Jr. (12/24/03)
Otto S. Diebold Jr., 78, of Benton, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Elsie Long (12/24/03)
PERKS, Ill. -- Elsie Viola Long, 75, of Perks died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Metropolis, Ill. She was born July 26, 1928, in Cypress, Ill., daughter of Perry and Jessie McCracklin Johnson. She and Roy Long were married July 27, 1945...
Bill Sissom (12/24/03)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Bill Sissom, 80, of Olive Branch died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 11, 1923, in Ullin, Ill., son of John and Mary Carson Sissom. He and Frances Pettit were married April 22, 1942. She died May 28, 2003...
Arthur Spaeth Jr. (12/24/03)
Arthur C. Spaeth Jr., 79, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born June 2, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo., son of Arthur C. and Mabel Lee Cook Spaeth. He and Wilma M. Moffitt were married Aug. 9, 1944, in Kansas City. She died Dec. 15, 2002...
Taylor Coursey (12/23/03)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Taylor Coursey, 92, of Olive Branch died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 22, 2003, in Sesser, Ill., son of Charles Monroe and Minnie Bell Quillman Coursey. He and Lucille Miller were married Aug. 6, 1933, in Alexander County, Ill...
Ola Essex (12/23/03)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Ola Mae Essex, 84, of Olive Branch, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born Sept. 12, 1919, in Canalou, Mo., the daughter of Lee Allen and Stella (Midcalf) Greer. She married Clarence Essex. He died in 1977...
Larry Verble (12/23/03)
VANDUSER, Mo. -- Larry Gene Verble, 59, of Vanduser died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He married Diane Kay Dumey, who survives. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston, Mo...
Raymond Calhoun (12/23/03)
Raymond Lee Calhoun, 71, of Scott City died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at his home. He was born July 14, 1932, at East Prairie, Mo., the son of Carroll "Banny" and Lillie May Rose Calhoun. He married Ruie Elizabeth Ledbetter. She survives. He was a retired warehouse worker and member of the Pentecostal Church of Marston, Mo...
Mary Crown (12/23/03)
THEBES, Ill. -- Mary Jane Crown, 88, of Thebes, Ill., died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 26, 1915, in Beardstown, Ill., daughter of Lee and Lottie Williamson Cole. She and Arbey Crown were married Dec. 4, 1987...
Betty Davis (12/23/03)
Betty Jean Davis, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Heartland Care Rehab Center. She was born Nov. 20, 1941, in Brinkley, Ark., daughter of John Henry and Amanda Betts Payne. She and Clifton Davis were married in 1973 in Cape Girardeau. He died in March 2001...
Jessalyn Waters (12/23/03)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Jessalyn W. Waters, 89, of Dongola died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at her home. She was born May 4, 1914, in LeMars, Iowa, daughter of J. Fred and Emma Hight Wright. She and C.C. "Arkie" Waters were married Feb. 11, 1953. He died Dec. 10, 1987...
Martha Clymer (12/23/03)
Martha Valeria Clymer, 87, of Scott City died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Nov. 23, 1916, at Kelso, Mo., daughter of Grover Cleveland and Gracie Mae Garvey Newell. She and Quentin Pershing Clymer were married Dec. 12, 1945, in Rector, Ark...
Mary Sandler (12/23/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary Lou Sandler, 75, of Perryville died Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 28, 1928, in Perryville, daughter of Anthony and Lounet Jannin Moranville. She and Wildred V. "Bud" Sandler were married Feb. 7, 1949. He died May 19, 2003...
Barbara Hanquist (12/23/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Barbara R. Hanquist, 69, of Perryville died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at her home. She was born Oct. 1, 1934, in St. Louis, daughter of Carl E. and Lamia Mabuce Jordan. She and Lynn E. Hanquist were married June 14, 1952. Hanquist was a member of United Methodist Church and Elks Ladies...
Elizabeth Tilghman (12/23/03)
Elizabeth Tilghman, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born April 13, 1914, in Rutherford, Tenn., daughter of Franklin and Molly Tinkle Edmundson. She and Rex Tilghman were married in 1934 in Rutherford. He died in 1988...
Betty Davis (12/22/03)
Betty Davis, 63, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Heartland Care and Rehabilitation in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending with Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Evelyn Dirnberger (12/22/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Evelyn Dirnberger, 86, of Oran died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. She was born Nov. 2, 1917, at Oran, daughter of the late John and Elsie Alsup Sietman. She and Arthur Dirnberger were married Feb. 3, 1937. He died May 11, 1992...
Donnie Doublin (12/22/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Donnie Doublin, 63, of Cairo, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at Mount Vernon, Ill. He was born July 10, 1940, at Blandville, Ky., son of the late Shelton and Louise Barrow Doublin. He was married to Margaret Doublin. Doublin was a retired security guard at Bunge, Corp. in Cairo. He was a member of the Baptist faith...
Ruby Jones (12/22/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ruby Pauline Jones, 77, of Crowder, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at DeSoto Baptist Memorial Hospital in Horn Lake, Miss. She was born Aug. 18, 1926, at Greenfield, Tenn., daughter of the late Ezra and Irene Robinson Cantrell. She and William Jones were married Jan. 11, 1945, at St. Louis. He died April 16, 1995...
Edna Allen (12/22/03)
Edna Mae Allen, 91, of Jackson died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 9, 1912, at Gordonville, daughter of Otto and Lillie Harmon Miller. She and Cleo Allen were married on Aug. 5, 1946, at Jackson. He died Oct. 26, 1967...
Taylor Coursey (12/22/03)
OLIVEBRANCH, Ill. -- Taylor Coursey, 92, of Olive Branch died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with the Jones Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill.
Barbara Bowen (12/22/03)
Barbara Jean Bowen, 63, of Millersville died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at Jackson Manor. She was born Dec. 15, 1940, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ernest and Helen Bowers Mayberry. She and Ed Bowen were married Nov. 19, 1992. Survivors include her parents; her husband; four stepsons, Arnold Bowen of Millersville, Lewis Bowen of Marston, Mo., Larry Bowen of Jackson and Bobby Bowen of West Plains, Mo.; three stepdaughters, Shirley Rhynes of Jackson, Betty Gracyus of Summit, Ill., and Joy Hill of Cape Girardeau; five brothers, Ronnie Mayberry of Perryville, Mo., Donnie Mayberry of Jackson, Leroy and Jimmie Mayberry of Gulfport, Miss., and Steve Mayberry of Topeka, Kan.; and four sisters, Peggy Hendrix of Carbondale, Kan., Rosemary Klifel of Topeka, Kan., Janet Woods of Scott City, and Katie Mayberry of Long Beach, Miss.. ...
Ronald Schumer (12/22/03)
Ronald Nelson Schumer, 67, of Sikeston, Mo., formerly of Scott City, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at Hunter Acres Caring Center in Sikeston. He was born Feb. 14, 1936, son of the late Buford and Ruby Gaither Schumer. He and Gloria Naes were married Jan. 21, 1967, at Cape Girardeau...
Thomas Smith (12/21/03)
Thomas Beverly Smith Jr., 91, of Jackson died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at Christian Health Care South in Lebanon, Mo. He was born April 9, 1912, at Lebanon, son of Thomas Beverly Sr. and Cora Myrtle Adams Smith. He and Iona Fay Kaufman were married Dec. 14, 1935. She died March 15, 1986...
Barbara Hanquist (12/21/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Barbara R. Hanquist, 69, of Perryville died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at her home. She was born Oct. 1, 1934, in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of Carl E. and Lomia Mabuce Jordan. She and Lynn E. Hanquist were married June 14, 1953. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, ladies' Elks Club and a bowling league...
Alberta Jones (12/21/03)
Alberta Churchill Jones, 88, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Murray, Ky., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Jackson. She was born June 20, 1915, at Talbolhom County, Ga., daughter of Guthrie Ottis and Mary Elizabeth Bryan Churchill. Jones was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church of Cape Girardeau. She and her late husband, Everett D. Jones, were both longtime supporters of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America...
Stanley Nolle (12/21/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Stanley W. Nolle, 81, of Perryville died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, in the Perry County Nursing Home. He was born May 7, 1922, in St. Louis, Mo., son of Harry H. and Louise Gevers Nolle. He retired from the St. Louis School District and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army...
Harold Holloway (12/21/03)
Harold "Tom" Holloway, 83, of Jackson died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003 at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 3, 1920, at Illmo, son of Ulysses and Della Mae Anderson Holloway. He and Juanita Crader were married April 22, 1950...
Idella Ross (12/21/03)
Idella Ross, 96, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003. She was born March 25, 1907, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Harvey and Rosie Cato Ross. Ross attended Lincoln School, later named John S. Cobb, in Cape Girardeau. She worked many years for the Finch family in Cape Girardeau. She attended the Hoover Center for several years until she began having health problems. Ross was a member of the Golden Age Club for many years...
Donald Sneddon (12/20/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Donald L. Sneddon, 64, of Anna died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at his home. He was born Feb. 12, 1939, in Anna, son of John M. and Helen Barker Sneddon. He was a retired E-8 with the U.S. Navy and as an electronics specialist. He also had served as an instructor at Shawnee College...
Helen McLaurin (12/20/03)
Helen Lorine McLaurin, 77, of Centralia, Ill., died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia. She was born Feb. 21, 1926, in Canalou, Mo., daughter of John and Emma Saunders Chaney. She and Philip McLaurin were married Nov. 1, 1944. He died May 13, 1991...
Emma Guzman (12/20/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Emma Guzman, 64, of Oran died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at her home. She was born March 23, 1939, in Nixon, Texas, daughter of Vidal and Susie Valdez Sauceda. She and Arnold Guzman were married July 27, 1956. Guzman moved to Oran 52 years ago from Texas...
Freddie Terrell (12/20/03)
MINER, Mo. -- Freddie Joe Terrell, 63, of Miner died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at his home. He was born July 12, 1940, in Charleston, Mo., son of Marshall Eugene and Irma Inola Baker Terrell. Terrell was an electrician with Rowling Electric Co. He was a member of First Baptist Church at Bertrand, Mo...
Florence Vestal (12/20/03)
Florence E. Vestal, 62, of St. Louis died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis. She was born June 23, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Harry and Aleene Hulehan Scheper. Survivors include two sons, Paul and William Vestal; two daughters, Alice Schultz and Carol Coyle; a brother, Ronald Scheper of Cape Girardeau; 12 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild...
Joseph Hurley Jr. (12/20/03)
Joseph F. Hurley Jr., 63, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 23, 1940, in Queens, N.Y., son of Joseph and Loretta Bourgeois Hurley Sr. He married Patricia Galbraith. Hurley was an electronic technician with ITT in New York City before moving to Cape Girardeau...
Naidene Sherman (12/20/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Naidene Marie Sherman, 71, of Advance died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 18, 1932, at Brownwood, Mo., daughter of Fred and Violet Black Phelps. She and Bill Sherman were married Sept. 30, 1950, in Pocha, Ark. He died Feb. 8, 1992...
Mary Hessian (12/20/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Mary Eleanor Hessian, 66, of Cairo died Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at Daystar Care Center. She was born May 22, 1937, in Cairo, daughter of Charles E. and Mary McCarthy Hessian. Hessian was a retired teacher's aide. She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church...
Dominic Williams (12/20/03)
Dominic Nathanial Williams was stillborn Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Survivors include his parents, Michael T. Williams and Tiffany L. Mass of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Deseria Boyer of Ironton, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Ladonna Kruchten of Anoka, Minn., Charles Mass of Brainerd, Minn.; and paternal grandmother, Linda Williams of Cape Girardeau...
Ronnie Nanney (12/20/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ronnie Lynn Nanney, 54, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003. He was born, Oct. 22, 1949, in Malden, Mo., son of Melvin and Elta Wiseman Nanney. Mr. Nanney worked for 20 years as a parts manager for Mokita and Crader Equipment. ...
James Warren (12/20/03)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- James H. Warren, 70, of Olive Branch died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 4, 1933, in Alexander County, Ill., son of Ollie Ray and Juanita Walden Warren. Mr. Warren was a retired ironworker with Iron Local 782 of Paducah, Ky. He was a member of Rock Springs Baptist Church near Thebes, Ill...
Homer Markhart (12/20/03)
Homer I. Markhart, 59, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at his home. He was born Nov. 13, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, son of Ivan and Edith Poe Markhart. He and Nancy Rhodes were married Dec. 3, 1977. Survivors include his wife; three sons and daughters-in-law, Homer Jr. ...
Robert Cleek (12/20/03)
Robert Lee Cleek, 51, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was a plant manager at Procter & Gamble. Mr. Cleek was a graduate of West Point Military Academy. Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Beth Cleek; three sons, Robert (Kenzie) Cleek of Green Bay, Wis., Gabe (Robin) Cleek of Chicago, Nick Cleek of Estill Springs, Tenn.; two daughters, Joey (Scott) Smith of Estill Springs, Becky Whitney; his mother, Nell Cleek of Estill Springs; five grandchildren, Breezey Cleek, Jaryes Stinson, Catie Smith, Cody Whitney, Travis Whitney; three brothers, Terry (Tammy) Cleek of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Phillip (Terresa) Cleek of Estill Springs, Allan (Gina) Cleek of McMinnville, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews.. ...
Joseph Hurley (12/19/03)
Joseph F. Hurley, 63, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia Dumey (12/19/03)
Virginia E. Dumey, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of John and Esther Cobble Engelmann. She and Theon Dumey were married Dec. 28, 1946, at Kelso, Mo...
Elzie Pemberton (12/19/03)
BERTRAND, Mo. -- Elzie Pemberton, 86, of Bertrand died Thursday, Dec. 18, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Feb. 10, 1917, in Biggers, Ark., son of Theodore and Mirtie Yancey Pemberton. He and Elena Mae Hill were married July 18, 1942. She died May 21, 1987. He and SuEffie Hill were married Oct. 22, 1988, at Bertrand...
Eleanor Niswonger (12/18/03)
Eleanor Kate Niswonger, 94, of Jackson died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Jackson Manor. She was born Jan. 4, 1909, at Doniphan, Mo., daughter of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Frances Loftis Lorey. She and Jesse P. Niswonger Sr. were married Nov. 23, 1926. He died Jan. 3, 2001...
Martha Tanner (12/18/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Martha Jane Tanner, 79, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Dec. 26, 1923, in Bowling Green, Mo., daughter of Thomas and Effie Moss Stoner. She and James A. Tanner were married June 20, 1942...
Anna Looney (12/18/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Anna Lorene Looney, 73, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 8, 1930, in Martin, Ky., daughter of Ed W. and Susan Barnes Johnson. She and W.J. "Junior" Looney were married Dec. 11, 1953, at Marston, Mo. He died Dec. 28, 1989...
Violet Tweedy (12/18/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Violet Louise Tweedy, 87, of Anna died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Charleston, Mo., daughter of Clarence Preston and Dollie Mae Graham Black. She married Russell Tweedy, who died June 30, 1982...
Donnie Hillman (12/18/03)
Donnie Lee Hillman, 59, of Scott City died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at her home. She was born June 20, 1944, at Illmo, daughter of Frank L. and Ella LaDon "Sally" Summers Bles. She and Steve Hillman were married March 4, 1995, in Scott City. Donnie was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City, and VFW Post 3838 Ladies Auxiliary in Cape Girardeau...
Terry Burton (12/18/03)
PATTON, Mo. -- Terry Allen Burton, 49, of Patton died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 7, 1954, in Danville, Ill., son of Hollas and Barbara Rudy Burton. Survivors include three daughters, Kerry Estes and Malinda Burton of Mount Vernon, Ill., Jamie Rodgers of O'Fallon, Mo.; his father and stepmother, Hollas and Susan Burton of Patton; his mother, Barbara Tarango of Kansas City, Mo.; three brothers, John Burton of Old Monroe, Mo., Danny Burton of Patton, Jay Bond of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Sherry Tindell of Phoenix, Ariz., Hollie Novy of Decatur, Ill.; and four grandchildren.. ...
Betty Rickard (12/18/03)
Betty Lou Rickard, 72, of Park Hills, Mo., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Mo. She was born July 1, 1931, at Boss, Mo., daughter of Arsdel R. and Eva I. Camden Hanson. She married Rolla G. Rickard, who preceded her in death...
Homer Markhart (12/18/03)
Homer Markhart, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at his home. McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau is in charge of arrangements.
Virginia Dumey (12/18/03)
Virginia Dumey, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at Monticello House in Jackson. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Howard (12/18/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Evelyn Lois Howard, 74, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Feb. 19, 1929, in Paragould, Ark., daughter of John Wesley and Effie Bell Hinkle Jordan. She was previously married to Orville P. Payne and Robert L. McDowell. She and Tollie L. Howard were married March 9, 1974, in Ann Arbor , Mich...
John Niccum (12/18/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John E. Niccum, 80, of Perryville died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, in Perryville. He was born May 3, 1923, in Manchester, Mo., son of William F. and Martha H. Wandrie Niccum. He and Norma Weith were married Dec. 23, 1953. Niccum was retired from Mississippi Lime. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and American Legion Post 133...
Marcia Kinder (12/18/03)
PAINTON, Mo. -- Marcia Kinder, 90, of Painton died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 5, 1913, in Ullin, Ill., daughter of Gabriel and Georgia Goodman Rendleman. She and Thurman "Duke" Kinder were married June 24, 1933, at Perkins, Mo. He died Nov. 1, 1952...
Charles Hutson (12/18/03)
Charles Lynn Hutson, 65, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at his home in Cape Girardeau. He was born in Eldorado, Kan., July 23, 1938, son of Glenn and Helen Farrar Hutson. He and Judi Clore were married Jan. 10, 1958. Hutson owned and operated Hutson's Furniture Store in downtown Cape, taking over the presidency of Hutson Enterprises from his father, Glenn, and his uncle, Lynn Hutson...
Dr. Rex Bowers (12/18/03)
Dr. Rex Bowers, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Oct. 17, 1926, at Webb City, Mo., son of Orvon and Zelda Porter Bowers. He and Melba Nichols were married in 1951 at Granby, Mo. Dr. Bowers was a professor of psychology at Southeast Missouri State University from 1963 to 1987...
Carol Wells (12/18/03)
Carol D. Wells, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born Dec. 5, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Robert and Jessie Jewel Sander Wells. Miss Wells was employed 37 years at Southwestern Bell, retiring as an engineer. She was a member of Telephone Pioneers 37 years. She was a member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School 36 years...
Cline Carter (12/09/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- H. Cline Carter, 89, of Sikeston died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Jan. 17, 1914, at Oran, Mo., son of Frank and Addie Carter. He and Marjorie Burke were married July 31, 1940. Carter moved to Cape Girardeau about 1929 from Oran, and was a 1931 graduate of Central High School...
Monroe Richardson (12/17/03)
Monroe Richardson, 73, of Oriole passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born April 15, 1930, in Kennett, Mo., son of Burt and Vessie Wilburn Richardson. He and Leola Abernathy were married Aug. 14, 1950. They celebrated 53 years of marriage in August...
James Robinson (12/17/03)
James Malcolm "Jim" Robinson, 66, of Saratoga, Wyo., passed away Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, Wyo. He was born Nov. 7, 1937, in St. Charles, Mo. Jim served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by a daughter (whereabouts unknown), and three brothers...
Dr. Rex Bowers (12/17/03)
Dr. Rex Bowers, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Genevieve Townswick (12/17/03)
Genevieve E. Townswick, 86, of Omaha, Neb., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha. She was born May 17, 1917, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of John Thomas and Martha Jane Holcomb. She and Argyle R. Townswick were married Jan. 21, 1944, in Ardmore, Okla. He died June 26, 1999...
Marcia Kinder (12/17/03)
Marcia Kinder, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Margaret Begley (12/17/03)
Margaret Louise "Maggie" Begley, 85, of Claremore, Okla., died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Claremore Nursing Home. She was born June 1, 1918, in Jackson. She and Raymond A. Begley Jr. were married June 7, 1941, in Pocahontas, Ark. He died Sept. 27, 1983...
Charles Hutson (12/17/03)
Charles L. Hutson, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at his home, following an illness of several years. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Darriell Lintner (12/17/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Darriell "Tex" Lintner, 56, of Perryville died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 9, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, son of Edwin J. and Katherine D. Hoehn Lintner. Lintner was a self-employed wood hauler. He was a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, and member of River Hills Eagles Lodge 4034...
Thelma Watkins (12/17/03)
Thelma M. Watkins, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, at her home. She was born June 22, 1921, in Granite City, Ill., daughter of John Albert and Amelia Jones Kurre. She and Leroy Watkins were married Nov. 24, 1938, in Granite City. Watkins had been owner, secretary and bookkeeper at Cape Wilbert Vault. She was a member of Cape Bible Chapel and active in AWANAS children's program and Vacation Bible School...
Fred Moen (12/16/03)
LOWNDES, Mo. -- Fred Moen, 82, of Lowndes died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 30, 1921, in Swiney, Texas, son of Joe and Jenny Couch Moen. He and Berniece Duniphan were married Jan. 12, 1944. She died in 1988...
Leroy Schnurbusch (12/16/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leroy "Leo" Schnurbusch, 71, of Perryville died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Huntsville Hospital in Huntsville, Ala. He was born Nov. 3, 1932, in Perryville, son of Theodore Benjamin and Regina B. Wibbenmeyer Schnurbusch. He married Kay Lynn Lewis...
Estell Stapleton (12/16/03)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Estell Stapleton, 95, of McClure died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 9, 1908, in Cunningham, Ky., daughter of Edward and Iva Ballard Edwards. She and Paul Stapleton were married in 1926. He died in 1963...
Monroe Richardson (12/16/03)
Monroe R. Richardson, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Jimmie White (12/16/03)
THEBES, Ill. -- Jimmie White, 66, of Thebes died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 11, 1937, in Qulin, Mo., son of John and Lela Worthington White. He and Deloris Bryant were married June 7, 1958...
Jerry Mansfield (12/16/03)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- The funeral for Jerry F. Mansfield of Bell City will be held at 1 p.m. today at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo. Joyce Palmer and Mike Abbott will officiate. Burial will be in Dogwood Cemetery. Mansfield, 65, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau...
Howard Payne (12/16/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Howard J. Payne, 70, of Sikeston died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Nov. 28, 1933, son of Alonzo Edgar and Sarah Frances Griffen Payne. He and Carol R. Randolph were married Sept. 9, 1978, in Sikeston...
Genevieve Townswick (12/16/03)
Genevieve E. Townswick, 86, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2003, at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, Neb. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Silas Shell (12/16/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Silas Riley "Si" Shell, 81, of Ellisville, Mo., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Bethesda Meadow Nursing Home in Ellisville. He was born Jan. 27, 1922, in Lutesville, Mo., son of Charley and Sadie Francis Shell. He and Joenia Eaker were married March 22, 1941. She died Sept. 6, 2001...
Frances Groves (12/16/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Frances Lucille Groves, 80, of Bertrand died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Bertrand Nursing Facility. She was born Oct. 8, 1923, in Mississippi County, daughter of William Carter and Althea Singleton Groves. Groves had been a nurses aide at Bertrand Nursing Facility. She was a member of Cornerstone General Baptist Church...
Thelma Loos (12/16/03)
Thelma Maxine Loos, 88, of Midland, Mich., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Brittany Manor. She was born prematurely, weighing only three pounds and one ounce on Sept. 7, 1915, in Ashland, Neb., where both her late parents, Reno and Eugenia (Marney) Pierce were teachers in nearby schools...
Cleo Johns (12/16/03)
Cleo Elven Johns, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 13, 1916, at Advance, Mo., son of Charles Edward and Florence Lee Opal White Johns. He and Fern Sample were married March 10, 1937. She preceded him in death on June 9, 1995. He and Irene Brasher were married June 8, 2000. She preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2003...
Jimmie White (12/15/03)
Thebes, Ill. -- Jimmie White, 62, of Thebes, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Estell Stapleton (12/15/03)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Estell Stapleton, 95, of McClure, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Life Care Living Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Jerry Mansfield (12/15/03)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Jerry F. Mansfield, 65, of Bell City, Mo., formerly of East Prairie, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 26, 1938, at Barnes Ridge Community, Mo., near East Prairie, son of Charles and Ruby Bowles Mansfield...
Phillip Sams (12/15/03)
THEBES, Ill. -- Phillip D. Sams, 49, of Thebes, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 5, 1954, at Cairo, Ill., son of Herman and Marian Coleson Sams. Sams was a member of Elco Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, and was a paramedic for the Alexander and Pulaski County ambulance services for the past 10 years...
Fred Moen (12/15/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Fred Moen, 82, formerly of Advance, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.
Eula Linton (12/15/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Eula Pearl Linton, 87, of Anna, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Shawnee Christian Health Care Center in Herrin, Ill. She was born Jan. 8, 1916, in Anna, daughter of Arlie and Medie Wall Rosson. She and Herbert Linton were married Jan. 3, 1942, in Macon, Ga. He preceded her in death on Aug. 5, 1951...
Ben Mazzola (12/15/03)
FLORISSANT, Mo. -- Ben Mazzola, of Florissant, died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003. He was married to Marie Ravo Mazzola for over 50 years. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Thomas G. Mazzola of Florissant, and Robert E. Mazzola of Winfield, Mo.; a daughter, Karen G. Mazzola of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Rose Mazzola; two grandchildren and a great-grandchild...
Paul Hudson (12/15/03)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Paul E. "Sonny" Hudson, 61, of Mounds, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 9, 1942, at Wyatt, Mo. Hudson was a professional soldier, retiring with the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mounds, the Pulaski County Memorial VFW Post 8891 and the American Legion...
Bobby Conner (12/15/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Bobby E. Conner, 63, of Advance, died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 7, 1940, at Alton, Mo., son of the late George and Vera Williams Conner. Conner had worked as a custodian at Advance schools for many years...
Elvin Johns (12/15/03)
Cleo Elvin Johns, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 13, 1916, at Advance, Mo., son of Charles Edward and Florence Lee Opal White Johns. He and Fern Sample were married March 10, 1937. She preceded him in death on June 9, 1995. He and Irene Brasher were married June 8, 2000. She preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2003...
Earla Mae Springs (12/15/03)
Earla Mae Springs, 67, of Kelso, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at her home. She was born June 29, 1936, at Lamar, Ark., daughter of Henry and Pearl Pearson Waldo. She and Richard Lee Springs were married July 24, 1953, at Sikeston, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1998...
Wilson J. Ervin (12/15/03)
Wilson J. Ervin, 81, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Wilson was born July 19, 1922, in Benton, Mo., son of Henry and Earsy Simmons Ervin. He and Dorothy Beggs were married May 31, 1944, in Morley, Mo...
Esther Owens (12/15/03)
Esther Beatrice Pope Owens, 78, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 22, 1924, in Oran, Mo., daughter of Joseph E. and Ollie M. Sheppard Pope. She and Cicero Owens were married Feb. 9, 1946. He preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1982...
Opal Rowley (12/15/03)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Opal Rowley, age 81 of Olmsted, Ill., formerly of Ware, Ill., and Wolf Lake, Ill., passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at the Carbondale Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Dec. 18, 1921, in Astoria, Kan., daughter of Claud and Velma Kenny Edwards. She married Roy W. Rowley April 15, 1941, in Jackson. He preceded her in death Oct. 9, 1980. She was a homemaker and a member of the Galilee Baptist Church...
R.G. Cobb (12/15/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- R.G. Cobb, 76, of Chaffee died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003, at the family home. He was born Dec. 24, 1926, at Corinth, Miss., son of Robert Gaines and Anna Arnitt Cobb. He married Annie Smith and she survives. R.G. was a self-employed retired farmer and excavator...
Rosella Green (12/15/03)
Rosella Green, 84, of Bradenton, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at her residence. She was born March 5, 1919, at St. Genevieve, Mo., daughter of Frank and Theresa Braun Sexauer. She was married to Harvery Green. He died in 1994. Survivors include three nephews, Bill Lupkey of Conway, Ark., Charles Lupkey of Lutz, Fla., and Michael Mammon of Casper, Wyo.; and two nieces, Mary Catherine Ewing of San Jose, Calif., and Nancy Potter of Casper, Wyo...
Duane Barker (12/14/03)
JONESBORO, Ill. --Duane Barker, 69, of Georgetown, Ill., formerly of Anna, Ill. died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at his residence. He was born May 1, 1934 at Anna, son of Raymond and Birdie Rendleman Barker. He and Celia Purcell were married Feb. 16, 1955, at Jonesboro...
James Farr Jr. (12/14/03)
Howardville, MO. -- JAMES FARR JR., 73, DIED FRIDAY, DEC. 12, 2003, AT HIS HOME. HE WAS BORN JUNE 13, 1930, AT ESSEX, SON OF THE LATE JAMES SR. AND MARY FARR. FARR WAS A RETIRED FARM WORKER. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE PILGRIM REST MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH...
Patsy Parsons-Pullig (12/14/03)
Patsy R. Parsons-Pullig, 61, of Jackson died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 2, 1942, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Joe and Thelma Barnett Walker. She and O. Richard Pullig were married Oct. 12, 2002, at Cape Girardeau. She was previously married to Kenneth R. Parsons, on Sept. 23, 1961...
Bobby Conner (12/14/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Bobby E. Conner of Advance died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time with Morgan Funeral Home in Advance.
Lane Twitmire (12/14/03)
Lane Twitmire, 80, of Webster Groves, Mo. died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003. She was born Aug. 23, 1923, daughter of the late George and Grace Hughes Lane. Survivors include two daughters; Mary Kunce of Maplewood, Mo., and Ann Mowery of Gordonville; and five grandchildren...
Loretta Bohnert (12/14/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Loretta R. Bohnert, 79, of Perryville died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in Perryville. She was born March 30, 1924, daughter of Harry and Hilda Holtermann Tackaberry. She and Melbourne Bohnert Sr., were married May 2, 1942, at Perryville...
Roger Moore (12/14/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- James Roger Moore, known to his family as Roger, was born in Bedford, Ind., on Dec. 8, 1926, the son of Judge Roscoe D. and Mildred Moore. He died on Dec. 13, 2003, at the age of 77. He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles, and a sister, Ruth (Robert) Flentge. He was married to Nancy Bierk on May 22, 1949...
Gary Ritz (12/14/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Gary August Ritz, 51, of Bloomfield, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at Missouri Southern Health Care in Dexter, Mo. Ritz was born Dec. 23, 1951, at St. Louis, son of Charles and Clara Schlosser Ritz. Ritz was a laborer at the Stoddard County Workshop...
Edward Ostroski (12/14/03)
Edward J. Ostroski, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 2, 1918, at St. Joseph, Mo., son of Vincent and Isabel Potrofski Ostroski. He and Ann E. Boch were married May 11, 1946, at St. Joseph...
Ida Holbrook (12/14/03)
Ida Lee "Dee" Holbrook, 85, formerly of Salisbury, Mo. passed away at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau on Dec. 11, 2003. She was born Aug. 11, 1918, in Callaway County, Mo., daughter of Earl Hallie and Lydia Pearl Hildebrand Underwood. She and Lester Holbrook were married Sept. 25, 1937, in Mexico, Mo. They were divorced...
Envoy- Attacks may force U.N. out of Afghanistan (12/13/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Connie Kay McDaniel, 51, of Sikeston died suddenly Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at her home. She was born Aug. 3, 1952, in Independence, Iowa, daughter of Morris and Zoe Vande Voorde. She married Lester McDaniel. McDaniel was a 1970 graduate of East Buchanan High School in Winthrop, Iowa. She had worked at Wal-Mart, and was currently employed at Good Humor-Breyers...
Rosella Green (12/13/03)
Rosella Green, 84, of Bradenton, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joe Nelson (12/13/03)
Joe Thomas Nelson, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at his home. He was born April 17, 1909, in Henning, Tenn., the son of Louis Grant and Lubertha Shanks Nelson. Rosie Lee Nelson was his first wife. He then married Lessie Foster in 1942. She preceded him in death in 1995...
LaVern Bangert (12/13/03)
LaVern J. Bangert, 79, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 25, 1924, in Jackson, daughter of Charles and Erna Lowes Meyer. She and Wilbur "Wib" Bangert were married July 5, 1946, in Osceola, Ark. He passed away Oct. 30, 1998...
Bill Crowden (12/12/03)
PERKINS, Mo. -- Bill "Dub" Crowden, 85, of Perkins died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1918, in LaMar, Ark., son of W.L. and Jennie Seiler Crowden. He and Irene Dufur Himes were married Jan. 7, 1986. Crowden was a retired pipefitter with Local 562 in St. Louis. He was a former member of Chaffee Masonic Lodge 615 and Chaffee Elks Lodge 1810, and Sikeston Order of Eagles Aerie 3319...
Helen Furlong (12/12/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Helen Marie Furlong, 76, of Oran died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 28, 1927, at Canalou, Mo., daughter of Joe and Alma Ploense Schac-herbauer. She first married Billy Sadler, who preceded her in death. She and Wayne Furlong were married Jan. 8, 1968. He died March 4, 1981...
Lavern Bangert (12/12/03)
Lavern Bangert, 79, of Jackson died Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Marlin Smith (12/12/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Marlin Lee Smith, 80, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Miner Nursing Center in Miner, Mo. He was born Jan. 24, 1923, in East Prairie, Mo., son of Jess and Karleen Harris Smith. He and Nancy Ellen Groves were married Dec. 28, 1942...
Malcolm Green (12/12/03)
DIEHLSTADT, Mo. -- Malcolm J. Green, 72, of Diehlstadt died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born Aug. 25, 1931, in Hayti, Mo., son of Malcolm J. and Mary Elizabeth Green Sr. He married Katie Ione Allen Jan. 31, 1953...
John Cowell (12/12/03)
John R. Cowell, 82, of Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born June 13, 1921, in Charleston, Mo., son of Charley Eugene and Lois Clayton Cowell. He and Josephine Halter were married Oct. 24, 1937, in Caruthersville, Mo. She died May 4, 2002...
Raymond Blaylock (12/12/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Raymond G. "Ray" Blaylock, 70, of Perryville died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 8, 1933, in Perry County, son of Roy G. and Bertha Loberg Blaylock. Blaylock was a retired heavy equipment operator with Bloomsdale Excavating Co. He was a member of Crossroads Methodist Church, Union Local 513, a booster member of American Legion Post 133, AM Vets Post 94, and River Hills Eagles Lodge 4034...
Arthur Miller (12/12/03)
Arthur B. Miller, 87, of Jackson died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 1, 1916, in Hannibal, Mo., son of Arthur B. and Zetta Miller. He and Angela Leimer were married Dec. 4, 1981. Miller was an orderly at old St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau...
Mabel Bogad (12/12/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Mabel Louise "Bobbie" Bogad, 83, of St. Robert, Mo., died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo. She was born April 3, 1920, in Advance, daughter of Benjamin and Ada Pixley Croy. She and Frank Joseph Bogad were married June 16, 1951, in St. Louis...
Kenneth Ulrich (12/12/03)
Kenneth A. Ulrich, 73, of Louisville, Ill., died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at his home. He was born Sept. 13, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, son of Fred and Myrtle William Ulrich. He married Mary Alice McCorkle. She died in 1965. Ulrich was a former member of VFW Post 3838...
Charles Eftink (12/12/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Charles B. Eftink, 80, of Oran died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Mo. He was born Jan. 14, 1923, at Portageville, Mo., son of Herman Bernard and Cecelia Suzanne Strack Eftink. He and Coletta Ann Jansen were married Feb. 16, 1949. She died March 25, 2003...
Mallie Leonard (12/12/03)
Mallie Mae Leonard, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Dec. 15, 1916, at Keytesville, Mo., daughter of Grover and Sarah Carter Shoemaker. She and Gerald Leonard were married July 27, 1936, in Salisbury, Mo. He died in 1979...
Aslee Haynes (12/11/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mamie Aslee Haynes, 73, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Sept. 8, 1930, in Eldridge, Tenn., daughter of James Aubrey and Rosie Priester Fowler. She married Wayne Haynes, who died in 1969...
Michael Hartline (12/11/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Michael M. Hartline, 51, of Centralia, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia. He was born Dec. 21, 1951, in Anna, son of Junior M. and Lillian May Reynolds Hartline. Survivors include four sisters, Joyce Sanders of Anna, Jana Fear of Dongola, Ill., Sue Hartline-Shepard of New York, and Sherry Hartline-Lee of Garner, N.C...
Elmer Rowley (12/11/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Elmer J. Rowley, 72, of Chaffee, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the home of a sister in Chaffee. He was born Sept. 30, 1931, in St. Louis, son of Elmer J. and Clare Weharfritz Rowley Sr. Rowley had worked in maintenance at Great Lakes Trailer Court in St. Louis...
William Crowden (12/11/03)
PERKINS, Mo. -- William Crowden, 86, of Perkins died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Mary Gonzales (12/11/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Retired Army Lt. Col. Mary F. Gonzales, 75, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Sells Rest Home in Matthews, Mo. She was born June 19, 1928, in Sikeston, daughter of John T. and May Trent Gray. She married A.T. Gonzales, who preceded her in death...
Pauline Canupp (12/11/03)
Pauline Rude Canupp, 77, of Wilmington, Ill., formerly of Grand Chain, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the Embassy Care Center at Wilmington. She was born March 26, 1926, at Grand Chain to Leo and Ida Schmidtt Rude. She was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church at Wilmington. She also had attended the St. Catherine Church at Grand Chain...
Helen Furlong (12/11/03)
Oran, Mo. -- Helen Furlong, 76, of Oran died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Charles Eftink (12/11/03)
ORAN, Mo. -- Charles Eftink, 80, of Oran died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Chaffee Nursing Home in Chaffee, Mo. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel at Oran is in charge of arrangements.
Randy Hawkins (12/11/03)
Stephen Randolph "Randy" Hawkins, 48, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 17, 1955, in Cape Girardeau, son of Milton Thomas and Ruby Janet Curnell Hawkins. Survivors include a son, Michael Coomer of Cape Girardeau; six brothers, Michael and Jerry Hawkins of Sikeston, Mo., Scott Hawkins of Tempe, Ariz., Mark Hawkins of Watauga, Texas, Matthew Hawkins and Troy Estes III of Morley, Mo.; six sisters, Roxanne Johnson of Loganville, Ga., Leslie Barrett and Marcy Penrod of Morley, Kathy Dunaway of Cape Girardeau, Semona Penrod of Vanduser, Mo., and Marla Stephenson of Sikeston.. ...
Billy Mills (12/11/03)
Billy Gene Mills, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at his home. He was born Sept. 4, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, son of Paul W. and Eleanor Louise McLain Mills. He and Betty Brooks were married Oct. 23, 1955, in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Mills formerly owned and operated Kagmo Electric and Myco Enterprises. ...
Dennis Howard Jr. (12/11/03)
Dennis Leroy Howard Jr., 37, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Feb. 24, 1966, in Cape Girardeau, son of Dennis Leroy and Barbara Senciboy Howard Sr. He was also known by his friends as L.A. Buchanan...
Thomas Reynolds (12/11/03)
Thomas J. Reynolds, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Dec. 29, 1917, in Cape Girardeau, son of Henry Joseph and Mary Catherine Donnelly Reynolds. He and Ruth Blumer were married July 9, 1940, in Cape Girardeau...
Wilmer Miesner (12/11/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Wilmer E. Miesner, 78, of Perryville died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 22, 1925, in Perry County, son of Henry J. and Engel M. Verseman Miesner. He first married Lorene Weinhold Sept. 12, 1948. She died April 23, 1978. He and Anna Schultz were married May 16, 1981...
Emma Emmendorfer (12/11/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Emma E. Emmendorfer, 86, of Perryville died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Perry Oaks Manor. She was born March 20, 1917, in Perry County, daughter of Alphonse and Mary Evelyn Mattingly Weisler. She and Valle Andrew Emmendorfer were married in 1948 in Perryville. He died April 17, 1966...
Arthur Miller (12/11/03)
Arthur B. Miller, 87, of Jackson died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at Life Care Center Nursing Home in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Velma Arnac (12/11/03)
Velma Marie Arnac, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Aguilar, Colo., daughter of Joseph and Emma Oberosler Zanetell. She and H.R. Arnac were married Oct. 4, 1952, in Pueblo, Colo...
Charles Joyner (12/10/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Charles Edward "Spike" Joyner, 68, of Cairo died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Daystar Care Center, where he was admitted earlier that day. He was born Feb. 6, 1935, in Cairo, son of Edward and Eurah Sams Joyner. He married Nancy McCowen...
Lena Pritchett (12/10/03)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Lena Eugenia Pritchett, 95, of East Prairie died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at East Prairie Nursing Center. She was born Sept. 7, 1908, in New Madrid County, daughter of John and Rhoda Lee Cooper Day. She and Harley Pritchett were married Jan. 21, 1927. He died Nov. 6, 1978...
Norma Stovall (12/10/03)
BELL CITY, Mo.-- Norma Lee Stovall, 70, of Bell City died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 13, 1933, at Morley, Mo., daughter of Bud and Gert Pratt Watkins. She and Raymond Stovall were married March 17, 1956, in Advance, Mo...
Billy Mills (12/10/03)
Billy Gene Mills, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at his home. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mabel Summers (12/10/03)
Mabel Summers, 97, of Whittier, Calif., died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003. She was born Nov. 19, 1905, at Caruthersville, Mo., daughter of Thomas Marcus and Viola West Allen. She and Cecil F. Summers were married in 1924. The Summerses lived in Cape Girardeau from 1924 to 1970. ...
Velma Arnac (12/10/03)
Velma Marie Arnac, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Cotrell Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff, Mo. A memorial service will be held at 11. Visitation is tentatively planned from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home, with the rosary at 7:30...
Thomas Reynolds (12/10/03)
Thomas J. Reynolds, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ethyle Hall (12/10/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Ethyle L. Hall, 86, of Anna died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 21, 1917, in Gorham, Ill., daughter of Frank and Ollie Dorway Tucker. She and Andrew Hall were married in 1943. He died Aug. 13, 1988...
Thomas Klinkhardt (12/10/03)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Thomas E. Klinkhardt, 73, of Wappapello died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo., after a brief illness. He was born March 6, 1930, in St. Louis, son of Robert and Teresa Mulderig Klinkhardt. He married Willa Ray...
Elizabeth Tilghman (12/10/03)
Elizabeth Tilghman, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at the Lutheran Home. She was born April 13, 1914, in Rutherford, Tenn., daughter of Franklin and Molly Tinkle Edmundson. She and Rex Tilghman were married in 1934 in Rutherford. He died in 1988...
Chancie Pylant (12/10/03)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Chancie L. "Mr. Rudy" Pylant, 82, of Kennett died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at his home, after a long battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his children and friends. Mr. Rudy was born July 19, 1921, on his parents' farm near Leachville, Ark. He grew up during the Depression, in a large close-knit family. Like most people during that time, he worked on the family farm picking cotton, where he learned the value of hard work and dedication to family...
Anne McFadden (12/09/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Anne Elizabeth McFadden, 91, of Anna died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 16, 1912, in Pomona, Ill., daughter of Dr. Claude Adams and Alma Vera Disboro Stearns. She and Noel F. "Buddy" McFadden were married Jan. 4, 1931. He died May 7, 1955...
Myrtle Carter (12/09/03)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Myrtle Carter, 87, of Horn Lake, Miss., formerly of Marble Hill died Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. She was born April 3, 1916, in Grassy, Mo., to Joe and Effie Mitchell Rae. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Horn Lake...
Francis Stroder (12/09/03)
Francis B. "Beryl" Stroder, 83, formerly of Burfordville, passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 14, 1920, in Laflin, Mo., daughter of John and Carrie Schaefer Huffman. She and Hilbert Stroder were married Feb. 20, 1937, in Jackson. He passed away Feb. 11, 1973...
Orville Thomas (12/08/03)
MILLER CITY, Ill. -- Charles Orville Thomas, 89, of Miller City died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 26, 1914, at Sikeston, Mo., son of Calvin and Fannie Dodson Thomas. He and Dimple Stuart were married Dec. 17, 1936...
Gene Reed (12/08/03)
SCOTT CITY -- R. E. "Gene" Reed, 87, of Scott City died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at his residence. He was born June 5, 1916, at Illmo, Mo., son of Peter and Dora Russell Reed. He and Maxine Hinton were married Oct. 31, 1941, at Cape Girardeau...
James Webb (12/08/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- James R. Webb, 65, of Wetaug, Ill., died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at his home. He was born Jan. 14, 1938, at Chicago, son of Charles and Mildred Smith Webb. He and Marcia Charlene Hord were married Nov. 18, 1963, at Champaign, Ill...
Freida Koerber (12/08/03)
Freida M. Koerber, 101, of Cape Girardeau, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 22, 1902, at Niagara, N.D., daughter of George and Lydia Zshoche Hilpert. She and the Rev. Elmer H. Koerber were married Oct. 15, 1933, at Illmo, Mo. He died Sept. 7, 1974...
Eleanor George (12/08/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Eleanora Lee Minich George, 86, died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at Clearview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sikeston. She was born in Morehouse, Mo., on Aug. 6, 1917, daughter of the late Amos Seth and Beatta Fry Minich. She and William "Barney" George were married on March 15, 1937. He died April 10, 1995...
Gerald Bryant (12/08/03)
THEBES, Ill. -- Gerald D. "Bink" Bryant, 58, of Racine, Wis., formerly of Thebes, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Racine. He was born Aug. 20, 1945, at Thebes, son of Oscar and Lorene Orick Bryant. Bryant was a truck driver and veteran of the U.S. Army...
Omer Sutton (12/08/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Omer Wilson Sutton, 91, of Matthews, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born May 19, 1912, in Miner, Mo., son of Marcus and Elle Green Sutton. He and Elsie Rushing were married Oct. 2, 1937...
Ruth Sitter (12/07/03)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Ruth A. Sitter, 76, of rural Jonesboro died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. She was born April 10, 1927, in Anna, Ill., to Charles Oscar and Lola Ryan. She married Dorris Sitter in Anna in 1944. He preceded her in death. She worked for Bernis Bag Co. in Peoria, Ill...
Charles Thomas (12/07/03)
MILLER CITY, Ill. -- Charles Orville Thomas, 89, of Miller City died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna, Ill. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Jerry Herring officiating...
Dorothy Hilderbrand (12/07/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dorothy Marie Hilderbrand, 73, of Perryville died Saturday, Dec. 6, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Jan. 29, 1930, at Belgique, Mo., to Hubert P. and Pauline DePauw Dobbelare. She married Robert Lee "Bob" Hilderbrand March 17, 1962. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and American Legion Auxiliary Post 133...
Gerald Bryant (12/07/03)
RACINE, Wis. -- Gerald D. "Bink" Bryant, 58, of Racine, formerly of Thebes, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at St. Mary's Hospital in Racine. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until time of funeral at 11 a.m. at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill. The Rev. Jimmie Monahan will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Thebes...
Faith Wilson (12/07/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Faith A. Wilson, stillborn, of Perryville died Saturday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 5, 2003, at Perryville, daughter of Jeremy and Vicki Lynn Pryor Wilson of Perryville. Survivors include a sister, Kelsey Hartman of St. Louis; maternal grandparents, Homer and Ann Watson of Perryville and paternal grandparents, Dale and Vanessa Wilson of Campbell Hill, Ill...
Donald Jones (12/07/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Donald R. Jones, 71, of Chaffee, formerly of Flora, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003. He was born July 6, 1932, to Billie M. and Ida Jane Ramsey Jones. He married Betty Marie Baxter April 18, 1971 in Charleston, Ill. She preceded him in death...
Ruby Wilson (12/07/03)
Ruby D. Wilson, 82, of Jackson died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Sept. 9, 1921, at Gordonville, daughter of the late Louis and Cora Henderson Wilson. Wilson worked for Dr. Salzmann for several years. She has been a member of the Jackson congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses for 34 years...
Peggy Burlison (12/07/03)
Peggy J. Burlison, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. She was born June 2, 1921, in Senath, Mo., to Phillip and Birdie Henson Nipper. She married Farris Eugene Foster June 8, 1941, in Piggot, Ark. He preceded her in death Aug. 4, 1979. She married Woodrow J. Burlison in 1982 in Kennett, Mo. He preceded her in death Dec. 6, 1996...
Eugene Carroll (12/06/03)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Eugene Carroll, 65, of Chaffee died Friday, Dec. 5, at his home. He was born July 26, 1938, to the late James Edward and Amanda Marie Willie Carroll. He was a retired concrete truck driver with McDonald Concrete Company in Cape Girardeau and a member of the Local 574 Teamsters Union in Cape Girardeau. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Rockview, Mo...
Donald Jones (12/06/03)
ROCKVIEW, Mo. -- Donald Jones, 72, of Rockview died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of local arrangements.
William Clark (12/06/03)
William J. Clark, 84, of San Angelo, Texas, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at his home. He was born Sept. 17, 1919, in Cape Girardeau, son of James and Zora Leftridge Clark. He married Juanita DeClue. Clark was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was formerly of Bonne Terre, Mo...
Phillip Owen (12/06/03)
Phillip E. Owen, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. He was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Batavia, N.Y., son of Elmer Eliphlet and Edith Wellington Owen. He and Jane Curtis were married Aug. 31, 1948, in Detroit, Mich...
Peggy Burlison (12/06/03)
Peggy J. Burlison, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 5, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ray Bollinger (12/05/03)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Ray Bollinger, 82, of Sedgewickville died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 18, 1921, at Sedgewickville, son of Columbus and Clola Seabaugh Bollinger. He and Joann L. Rhodes were married July 30, 1971...
Albert Schabbing (12/05/03)
Albert C. Schabbing, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at his home. He was born June 10, 1919, in Cape Girardeau, son of Joseph A. and Mary Katharine Kohlfeld Schabbing Sr. He and Edna Lucille Job were married Oct. 25, 1944, in Cape Girardeau. She died Nov. 21, 2003...
Jennye Wedeking (12/05/03)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Jennye Lee Whitehead Wedeking, 70, of San Diego, Calif., and formerly of Charleston, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003, at Grossmont Hospital in San Diego. She was born Nov. 3, 1933, at Adams, Tenn., the daughter of William C. and Lucy Pauline Farmer Whitehead. She married James Russell Wedeking...
Thelma Harris (12/05/03)
DEXTER, Mo. -- Thelma Harris, 84, of Dexter died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at her home. She was born Oct. 15, 1919, at Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of Samuel Newton and Ollie Stafford Williams. She and Floyd W. Harris were married Jan. 13, 1940, in Angola, Ind. He died June 1, 2001...
Curt Hoehne (12/05/03)
Curt Oscar "Pat" Hoehne, 84, of Shawneetown passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 28, 1919, at Altenburg, Mo., son of Joseph and Johanna Ahner Hoehne. He and Virginia Abernathy were married in 1946. She passed away in 1976. He and Marjorie Fluegge Wachter were married June 20, 1981, at Shawneetown...
Clarence Pecaut Jr. (12/04/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Clarence T. Pecaut Jr., 77, of Perryville died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at St. Luke's West in Chesterfield, Mo. He was born Nov. 8, 1926, in Perryville, son of Clarence Thomas and Olivia Marie Charvaux Pecaut Sr. He and Valeria Leible were married April 12, 1947...
Clifton Dunn (12/04/03)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Clifton E. Dunn, 71, of Carbondale died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at Herrin Hospital. He was born April 13, 1932, in Cypress, Ill., son of Otis and Lillie Johnson Dunn. He and Betty Wilkins were married March 27, 1958, in Mississippi. She died Feb. 26, 2002...
Addie Adams (12/04/03)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Addie Jo Adams, 77, of Charleston, Mo., formerly of Advance, died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at her home. She was born Feb. 24, 1926, at Brownwood, Mo., daughter of Quincy "Kelso" and Sarah "Pearl" Davis Ashcraft. She and Clay Adams were married Dec. 29, 1944, at Jackson. He died Dec. 9, 1983...
Lessie Marshall (12/04/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Lessie Louise Marshall, 84, of Joplin, Mo., died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at Meadows Care Center in Joplin. She was born July 15, 1919, in Sikeston, daughter of George Edward and Winnie Nora Ward Tubbs. She and Samuel Price Marshall were married May 22, 1937, at Benton, Mo. He died June 13, 1999...
James Hunt Jr. (12/04/03)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- James L. "Jim" Hunt Jr., 57, of Olmsted, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Heavenly Gates Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.
Lucille Lutz (12/04/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lucille Lutz, 91, of Anna died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Ill. She was born Jan. 23, 1912, in Fulton, Tenn., daughter of Clarence W. and Era Netherland Shelton. She and Norman Wahl were married in 1937. He died in 1956. She and Jerome A. Lutz were married in 1962. He died in 1994...
Rodney Holloway (12/04/03)
Rodney Gale Holloway, 47, of Scott City died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 11, 1956, in Cape Girardeau, son of Harold and Juanita Vistia Crader Holloway. He and Karen Faye Austin were married May 27, 1984, in Scott City...
Curt Hoehne (12/04/03)
Curt Oscar "Pat" Hoehne, 84, of Jackson died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church at Shawneetown, Mo...
Mildred Corzine (12/04/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mildred Lockard Corzine, 95, of Anna died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at City Care Center. She was born Dec. 3, 1907, in Venice, Ill., daughter of Arthur and Katherine Geller Mallender. She and Louie Allen Lockard were married May 29, 1924, in Anaconda, Mont. He died Jan. 30, 1952. She later married Bill Corzine Sept. 10, 1963, in Florence, Ala...
J.D. Barber (12/04/03)
CAIRO, Ill. -- J.D. Barber, 86, of Cairo died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at his home. He was born March 22, 1917, in Laurel, Miss., son of Will and Leatha Epton Barber. He and Luella Edwards were married April 5, 1950. Barber had worked at Swift Oil Co., Sears, E.L. ...
Clinton Wages (12/04/03)
Clinton "Earl" Wages, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at his home. He was born July 1, 1937, in Marks, Miss., son of Clinton and Hallie Perkins Wages. He and Deanna Matthews-Amelunke were married Nov. 8, 1992. Wages was a police officer 20 years in Greenville, Miss. He worked in sales at various places, retiring after 14 years with Nu-Way Products in West Memphis, Ark. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Tilsit, Mo...
William Watson Sr. (12/04/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- William Watson Sr., 87, of Sikeston died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. He was born April 24, 1916, in Friars Point, Miss., son of David and Matilda Watson. He and Millie Holmes were married Aug. 8, 1936, in Proctor, Ark. She died in May 2000...
Ladona Dunlap (12/04/03)
Ladona M. "Betty" Dunlap, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 24, 1928, in St. Louis, daughter of Howard and Bertha Kopitsky Harris. She and Floyd Monroe Dunlap were married Sept. 17, 1965. He died June 2, 1979...
Johnnie Long Sr. (12/03/03)
LILBOURN, Mo. -- Johnnie Long Sr., 73, of Lilbourn died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1930, at Wolf Island, Mo., son of Artie and Ollie Cassel Long. He and Irene Parker were married March 7, 1953. Long served as an alderman and also mayor of North Lilbourn. He was a member of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Marston, Mo., and was ordained a deacon in 1977. He served as Sunday school teacher and superintendent, brotherhood and Bible study instructor...
Earl Wages (12/03/03)
Earl Wages, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2003, at his home. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery.
Mary Coulter (12/03/03)
BERTRAND, Mo. -- Mary Doris Coulter, 68, of Bertrand died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at her home. She was born Dec. 17, 1934, in Columbus, Ky., daughter of Richmond and Mary Mae Burton Crane. Coulter lived in Mississippi County most of her life. Survivors include two sons, Garland Summers of Charleston, Mo., Robert Summers of Cape Girardeau; two daughters, Martha Summers of Bertrand, Nancy Young of Murphysboro, Ill.; two brothers, Howard Crane of Cairo, Ill., Jack Crane of Cape Girardeau; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.. ...
Joe Treece (12/03/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Joe E. Treece, 78, of Anna passed away Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at Union County Hospital. He was born June 10, 1925, in Paragould, Ark., son of Clyde and Bertha Ayers Treece. He and Marcia were married Sept. 15, 1949, in Anna. Mr. Treece was a retired farmer, and also had worked for Union County Refuge. He was a member of First Baptist Church...
Nora McMullin (12/02/03)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Nora Mae McMullin, 84, of Sikeston died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at her home. She was born May 4, 1919, in Elkhart, Ill., the daughter of James A. and Angeline Morris Cowgur. She married Wilson S. McMullin on May 18, 1938, in Cape Girardeau...
John Thompson (12/02/03)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- John W. Thompson, 55, of Jonesboro died Friday, Nov. 28, 2003, at Union County Hospital. He was born Aug. 3, 1948, in St. Louis, son of Ben Hollis and Fern Powles Thompson. Thompson was a teacher at Anna Junior High School. He attended Anna Heights Baptist Church, and was a member of Dongola Masonic Lodge 581 in Dongola, Ill...
Ralph Flori Sr. (12/02/03)
Ralph E. Flori Sr., 72, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Maxine Taylor (12/02/03)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- B. Maxine Taylor, 78, of St. Louis died Thursday, Nov. 20, 2003, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 5, 1925, in Maryville, Mo., daughter of William R. and Florence Eva Donahue Noble. She first married Velmer M. Mehner in 1946. She later married Raymond W. Taylor in 1967. He died in 1999...
Joe Treece (12/02/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Joe E. Treece, 78, of Anna died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at Union County Hospital. Friends may call at Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill., after 5 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery...
Barry Wilburn (12/02/03)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Barry John Wilburn, 58, of Barlow, Ky., died Monday, Dec. 1, 2003, at his home. He was born Oct. 9, 1945, in Mound City, son of Glena Fiessinger Wilburn. He and Kathy Hinman Polley were married Nov. 7, 1988. Wilburn was a self-employed painter. He was a former member of Barlow American Legion...
Glen King (12/02/03)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Glen F. "Shorty" King, 81, of Wappapello died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at his home. He was born July 28, 1922, at Wappapello. He and Zelma King were married Nov. 20, 1950, in Walnut Ridge, Ark. King had worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...
Lois Hooks (12/02/03)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Lois Hooks, 83, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 14, 1920, in Humphries County, Tenn., daughter of Alvin R. and Ollie Winters Curtis. She and Joe Hooks were married June 3, 1950, in Senath, Mo...
Ladona Dunlap (12/01/03)
Ladona M. Dunlap, 75, of Cape Girardeau, died Nov. 27, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Lois Hooks (12/01/03)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Lois Hooks, 83, died Nov. 29, 2003, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 14, 1920, in Humphries County, Tenn., daughter of the late Alvin R. and Ollie Winters Curtis. She and Joe Hooks were married June 3, 1950, in Senath, Mo...
Clyde Elliot (12/01/03)
ANNA, Ill. -- Clyde T. Elliot, 80, of Dongola, Ill., died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. He was born June 12, 1923, at Patoka, Ind., son of John and Emma Slauterback Elliot. He and Elsie Rider were married on Nov. 30, 1946...
Faye King (12/01/03)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Faye King, 83, of Anna, Ill., died Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at Hillview Health Care in Vienna, Ill. She was born Dec. 11, 1919, at Stonefort, Ill., daughter of Walter and Laura Wilkins Rose. She and Howard King were married July 17, 1943, in Harrisburg, Ill...
Erna Rubel (12/01/03)
NEW WELLS, Mo. -- Erna Marie Rubel, 87, of New Wells, passed away Sunday, Nov. 30, 2003, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Mrs. Rubel was born Jan. 13, 1916, at Farrar, Mo., the daughter of Max and Gertrude Mue-nch Fritsche. She and Odis August Rubel were married May 11, 1941, at Farrar. He passed away July 1966...
Jack Russell (12/01/03)
Jack W. "Pug" Russell, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 3, 1922, at Fruitland, son of Richard "Dick" and Carrie Shaner Russell. He was a member of St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church...
James Crow (12/01/03)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- James "Jim" C. Crow, 76, of Mounds, Ill., died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 19, 1927, at Mounds, son of the late Leonard Crow and the late Erma Daniels Crow Guy. He and Virginia Junkerman were married on Nov. 16, 1946, at Mounds...
Noah Eaton (12/01/03)
Noah Franklin "Frank" Eaton, 70, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Saturday, Nov. 29, 2003, at his home in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 23, 1933, in Hahn, Mo., son of Noah and Pearl Varvel Eaton. He and Lorraine Bertrand were married Feb. 1, 1953, in Piggott, Ark. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past February...