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Obituaries from January 2005

Births 1/9/05 (01/09/05)
Pendegraft Son to Dennis R. and Christy L. Pendegraft Jr. of Nixa, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 3:07 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2004. Name, Noah Bradley. Weight, 2 pounds 14 ounces. Third son. Mrs. Pendegraft is the former Christy Johnson, daughter of Don and Crystal Johnson of Murphysboro, Ill., and Debbie and Rusty Thompson of Evansville, Ill. Pendegraft is the son of Jay and Wilma Rose of Whitewater and Dennis Pendegraft Sr. of Fulton, Mo. He is a welder/fabricator...
Orville Johnson (01/30/05)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Orville "Doc" Richard Johnson, 85, of Tamms died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Jan. 9, 1920 in Dongola, Ill., son of Orville Newton and Rosa Hess Johnson. He and Kathryn Opal Connelly were married. She died Sept. 23, 2002...
Clarence Smith (01/30/05)
Clarence S. Smith, 97, formerly of Carbondale, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home Pleasant Grove Chapel.
William Sullens (01/30/05)
COBDEN, Ill. -- William M. "Bill" Sullens, 70, of Cobden died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. He was born on Nov. 13, 1934, at Dongola, Ill., son of William M. and Beatrice Sowers Sullens. He retired from the Florsheim Shoe Co. in Anna after 28 years of service...
Agnes Townsend (01/30/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Molly Agnes Townsend, 81, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at the home in Maywood, Ill., she shared with her son, Larry Townsend. She was born Sept. 23, 1923 at Hayti, Mo., daughter of John and Josephine Townsend. At an early age she moved to Sikeston, where she was a member of St. John's Missionary Baptist Church, until she moved to Maywood...
Robert Chitty (01/30/05)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. --Robert "Bobby" Chitty, 77, of St. Charles, formerly of Scott City, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at his home. He was born March 26, 1927, in Fornfelt, Mo., son of Walter and Ema Foster Chitty. He and Evelyn Demzik were married Nov. 3, 1979, in St. Louis...
James Graham Jr. (01/30/05)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- James Franklin Graham Jr., 77, of Paducah died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Paducah. He was a retired shop superintendent with the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy. He was chairman of the senior citizens board, a volunteer at Western Baptist Hospital and a member of other groups including the Paducah Parks Department Auxiliary, the RSVP program, Red Cross and United Way...
Robert Mitchell (01/30/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Robert L. "Bob" Mitchell Sr., 78, of Sikeston died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born Dec. 8, 1926, in Oklahoma City, Okla., son of Clay A. and Lucille Proffit Mitchell. He and Betty Jo Heath were married June 23, 1945, in Gulfport, Miss...
Ruby Kirkpatrick (01/30/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ruby Kirkpatrick, 94, of Marble Hill died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 10, 1910, near Marble Hill, daughter of Otto William and Dora Mae Barks Reutzel. She and Hadley Kirkpatrick were married April 14, 1932. He died March 4, 1997...
Carlton Meyer (01/30/05)
Carlton "Cotton" G. Meyer, 86, of Jackson died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at the Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Oct. 28, 1918, in Cape Girardeau County, son of Charles W. and Erna Lowes Meyer. He and Clemency Horn were married April 22, 1944...
Clarence Smith (01/31/05)
Clarence See "Pappy" Smith, 97, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Carbondale, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau. He was born March 12, 1907, in Bond County, Ill., son of James A. and Rosabell Wright Smith. He and Maude E. Creek were married July 28, 1929, in West Frankfort, Ill., and she died in 2000...
Eileen Earnhart (01/31/05)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Eileen Earnhart, 88, of Dongola died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at Jonesboro Health Care Center. She was born Aug. 6, 1916, at Dongola, daughter of Tell and Cora Goodman Groner. She and Van Earnhart were married Aug. 15, 1936. He died May 28, 1982...
June James (01/31/05)
June James, 82, of Jackson died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Ill. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer officiating. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Garden of Memories in Sikeston, Mo...
Edwin Osborne (01/29/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Edwin Allen Osborne, 67, of Anna died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Ill. He was born July 6, 1937, in Boston, Mass., son of Edwin Edmond and Marion Ellison Osborne. Osborne served in the U.S. Air Force more than 30 years, retiring as chief master sergeant. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, Vietnam Veterans Association, and was a life member of VFW Post 3455...
Clara Graham (01/29/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Clara Ruth Graham, 84, of Anna died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at her home. She was born June 24, 1920, in Union County, Ill., daughter of Marcellus and Shallottie Adams Jackson. She and William J. Graham were married Nov. 22, 1958. He died May 7, 1976...
J.C. Phillips (01/29/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- J.C. Phillips, 81, of Sikeston died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at his home. He was born June 24,1923, in White Oak, Mo., son of Henry and Ivy Morris Phillips. He and Estelle Watson were married Oct. 25, 1941, at New Madrid, Mo. Phillips was a farmer and a member of Shady Acres Church of Christ...
Martha Showmaker (01/29/05)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Martha E. Showmaker, 82, of Mound City died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 28, 1922, in Greene County, Ark., daughter of Harry and Waldeen Bateman McGraw. She married Ray Showmaker, who preceded her in death...
Connie Barringer (01/29/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Connie Barringer, 53, of Marble Hill died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at St. John's Medical Center in Tulsa, Okla. She was born July 30, 1951, in Fort Ord, Calif., daughter of Wayne and Dorothy Zook. Barringer lived in the St. Louis area most of her life. She was an international travel consultant many years with Maritz-Carlson Travel Co...
Charles Dinkens Jr. (01/29/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Charles Ewing "Junior" Dinkens Jr., 78, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. He was born Aug. 8, 1926, at Hahn, Mo., son of Charles Ewing and Sarah Mae Sturgeon Dinkens Sr. He and Opal M. Poucher Sneed were married in 1971 at Marble Hill. She died Aug. 9, 2001...
Robert Hunter (01/29/05)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Robert H. Hunter, 85, of East Prairie died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Naples Community Hospital in Naples, Fla. He was born Jan. 17, 1920, in the Henderson Mounds community near East Prairie, son of Robert William and Susie Mae Woodward Hunter. He and Roberta Lea Conn were married Sept. 15, 1946. She died Oct. 5, 1997...
Inez Starzinger (01/29/05)
Sarah Inez Starzinger, 88, of Jackson died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 2, 1916, in Jackson, daughter of Sylvanis Odney and Iva Caroline Craig Hutson. She and Glenn Starzinger were married Sept. 5, 1942. He died Oct. 25, 1998...
Vernon Davault (01/29/05)
H. Vernon Davault, 77, of Jackson passed away Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the family home. He was born May 22, 1927, in Bollinger County, Mo., son of Ora and Ruth Snider Davault. He and Genevieve "Genny" Schreiner were married Aug. 9, 1947, in Jackson...
Teddy Behr (01/29/05)
Teddy W. Behr, 64, of East Alton, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born July 1, 1940, in Gale, Ill., son of Grover and Frieda Adams Behr. He and Janet Callis were married May 14, 1967, in Wood River, Ill...
Ruby Kirkpatrick (01/29/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ruby Kirkpatrick, 94, of Marble Hill died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Liley Funeral Home at Marble Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Freida Fox (01/29/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Freida Lee Fox, 84, of Jonesboro died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Jonesboro Health Care Center. She was born Sept. 12, 1920, at Thebes, Ill., daughter of George and Minnie Mae Blythe Fox. Survivors include a brother, Ralph Fox of Ullin, Ill...
Joyce Riley (01/28/05)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Joyce Marie Riley, 34, of Charleston died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 18, 1970, in Charleston, daughter of Otha Riley and Josh Oscar Miller Jr. Riley was a medical technician and practical nurse...
Ida Schott (01/28/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ida A. Schott, 89, of Perryville died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born July 21, 1915, at Old Appleton, Mo., daughter of Hugo and Victoria Unterreiner Wucher. She and Rudolph L. Schott were married Oct. 16, 1937. He died Oct. 31, 1972...
Wilma Schuessler (01/28/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Wilma L. Schuessler, 87, of Perryville died Jan. 27, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 15, 1917, at Uniontown, Mo., daughter of Arthur and Agnes Telle Kasten. She and Edmund H. "Red" Schuessler were married May 3, 1941. He died July 16, 1996...
Blanche Jones (01/28/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Blanche Jones, 94, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Sikeston Convalescent Center. She was born July 26, 1910, at Bloomfield, Mo., daughter of Charles and Mae Hibbs Mayo. She married Orville Paul Jones, who died Oct. 21, 1981...
Cleatus Lemmons (01/28/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Cleatus G. Lemmons, 84, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born March 15, 1920, in Randolph County, Ark., son of Arch Clayton and Hassel Allison Lemmons. He and Marjorie Alleene Thomas were married in 1944...
Clara Graham (01/28/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Clara Ruth Graham, 84, of Anna died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at her home. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Edwin Osborne (01/28/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Edwin Allen Osborne, 67, of Anna died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Herman Lucey (01/28/05)
Herman H. Lucey, 67, of Cape Girardeau passed away Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born May 28, 1937, at Matthews, Mo., son of William "Jack" and Naomi Moyers Lucey. Herman was a 1957 graduate of Bell City High School. He had worked at Atlas Buildings, Sturdy Built and owned and operated the former C&L Construction in Jackson. He was a member of First General Baptist Church in Jackson...
Teddy Behr (01/28/05)
Teddy W. Behr, 64, of East Alton, Ill., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born July 1, 1940, in Gale, Ill., son of Grover and Frieda Adams Behr. He and Janet Callis were married May 14, 1967, in Wood River, Ill...
Jerome Bucher (01/28/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Jerome Ervin Bucher, 67, of Benton died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 13, 1937, at New Hamburg, Mo., son of Cletus and Clara Gosche Bucher. He and Shirley Ann Halter were married Aug. 30, 1958, at Benton...
Gilbert Hanners (01/28/05)
SCOPUS, Mo.-- Gilbert "Gabby" Hanners, 76, of Scopus died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. He was born Feb. 21, 1928, at Scopus, son of Adam and Victory Wilfong Hanners. Hanners worked many years for Bridges Family Store and Farms. He attended Scopus United Methodist Church...
Pauline Choate (01/28/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Pauline Choate, 94, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Anna, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, in Tucson. She was born Nov. 12, 1910, in Goreville, Ill., daughter of Leander and Adeline Escue Davis. She married Dr. Rovelle C. Choate, who died July 14, 1994...
Jerome Bucher (01/27/05)
BENTON -- Jerome Ervin Bucher, 67, of Benton, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Benton.
Herman Lucey (01/27/05)
Herman Lucey, 67, of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Ruby Snider (01/27/05)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Ruby Opal Snider, 88, of Leopold died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 29, 1916, at Glennon, Mo., daughter of John and Katie Ann Mabrey Thiele. She and John F. Snider were married Dec. 21, 1935. He died May 3, 1996...
Bob Chitty (01/27/05)
Bob Chitty, 77, of St. Charles, Mo., formerly of Scott City, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, in St. Charles. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Announcement courtesy of Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Pauline Choate (01/27/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Pauline Choate, 94, of Tucson, Ariz., formerly of Anna, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, in Tucson. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
Rev. Jerry Hicks (01/27/05)
CANALOU, Mo. -- The Rev. Jerry Lloyd Hicks, 66, of Canalou died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. He was born March 31, 1938, in Elkland, Mo., son of Jesse Leroy and Laura Lipe Hicks. He and Frankie Mae Jones were married Feb. 27, 1960, in Sikeston...
Hurshel Smith (01/27/05)
STURDIVANT, Mo. -- Hurshel E. "Gene" Smith, 79, of Sturdivant died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 7, 1925, in Pyletown, Mo., son of William Francis and Minnie Kay Eaves Smith. He and Wanda Lee Gaines were married Nov. 22, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. She died Nov. 13, 1996. He and Ruby W. Swift Howard were married Nov. 27, 1997, at Sturdivant...
Steve Bender (01/27/05)
Steve Bender, 61, of Memphis, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at his home. He was a former engineer with Burlington Northern Railroad. Bender was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Survivors include his wife, Bobbie; a daughter, Tammi Elliott of Olive Branch, Miss.; a son, Eric Bender of Memphis; his parents, Arthur and Jo Bender of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Nancy Richards of Tampa, Fla.; a brother, Tim Bender of Cape Girardeau; and two grandchildren...
Wanda Kretchmar (01/27/05)
Wanda Hunter Kretchmar, 89, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of St. Louis and Sun City, Ariz., died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Sept. 23, 1915, in Morgantown, W.Va., daughter of Erwin G. and Ethel Collins Hunter. She and Harold H. Kretchmar were married Aug. 24, 1940...
Betty Gibbar (01/27/05)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Betty Jane Gibbar, 69, of Commerce died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, at her home. She was born April 30, 1935, at Lilbourn, Mo., daughter of Albert and Gladys Jones Vincent. She and John "Mike" Gibbar were married Sept. 23, 1950, in Piggott, Ark...
Peggy Feltz (01/26/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Peggy R. Feltz, 69, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 3, 1935, in Perryville, daughter of Wallace Thomas and Pearl Colbert Hunt. Feltz was a line worker at Gilster-Mary Lee. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, AmVets Auxiliary and River Hills Eagles Auxiliary...
Howard Thieret (01/26/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Howard Joseph Thieret, 88, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born Feb. 15, 1916, at Belgique, Mo., son of Arthur and Lula Hagan Thieret. He and Bernice C. L'Hote were married Oct. 27, 1937. She died Oct. 1, 1994...
Ellen Minton (01/26/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Ellen Minton, 86, of Marble Hill died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at her home. She was born March 31, 1918, in Olive Branch, Ill., daughter of Dee and Delphine Sammons. She and Hollis Minton were married April 9, 1936. Survivors include her husband; five sons, Hollis Minton Jr. ...
Wanda Kretchmar (01/26/05)
Wanda Kretchmar, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. St. Louis Cremation is in charge of arrangements.
Nora Lungwitz (01/26/05)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Nora A. Lungwitz, 88, of Altenburg died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 14, 1916, at New Wells, daughter of Adolph R. and Christiana L. Jahn Thauwald. She and Edgar W. Lungwitz were married Nov. 13, 1938, at New Wells. He died Oct. 7, 1972...
Kim Caraker (01/26/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Kim Caraker, 42, of Denton, Texas, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in Jackson County. He was born June 7, 1962, son of Clarence and Loretta Davis Caraker. He and Jennie Blevins were married Aug. 27, 1993, in Elco, Ill. Caraker worked in construction many years. He was formerly of the Jonesboro area...
Irma Pingel (01/26/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Irma B. Pingel, 85, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 11, 1919, at Sereno, Mo., daughter of William and Nannie L. Luckey Thieret. She and Gilbert A. Pingel were married Oct. 2, 1937, at Perryville. He died Sept. 8, 1995...
Jewell Porter (01/26/05)
Jewell B. Porter, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born March 28, 1911, at Marble Hill, Mo., daughter of Luther and Roba Bollinger Proffer. She first married William L. Strop July 18, 1931, in Cape Girardeau. She later married Leonard Porter Sept. 16, 1965, in St. Louis...
Mary Koonce (01/25/05)
PATTON, Mo. -- Mary E. Koonce, 76, of Patton died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born July 19, 1928, in Marmaduke, Ark., daughter of Buel and Violet Forrest Dickinson. She and Lloyd H. Koonce were married Aug. 6, 1948. He died Aug. 15, 2001...
Mackenzie Monroe (01/25/05)
Mackenzie R. Seiler Monroe was stillborn Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include her parents, Adam Monroe of Cape Girardeau and Allison Seiler of Oak Ridge; paternal grandparents, Daniel and Carolyn Monroe of Cape Girardeau; and maternal grandparents, Benny and Rhonda Seiler of Oak Ridge...
Carl Wiggins (01/25/05)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Carl Loyd Wiggins, 70, of Sedgewickville died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 20, 1934, at Zebra, Mo., son of Loyd George and Hattie Merle Brown Wiggins. He and Carol Dexter were married Feb. 26, 2003...
Lenora Wilson (01/25/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Lenora Wilson, 81, of Cairo died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at her home. She was born Jan. 30, 1923, in Cairo. She married Leonard E. Wilson, who died in 1997. Wilson was a member of First Christian Church, VFW Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Senior Citizens and Rebekah Lodge...
Ethel Everett (01/25/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ethel Regina Everett, 71, of Sikeston died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Sept. 17, 1933, in Light, Ark., daughter of Owen and Rachel Ward Everett. She married Allen Moore Jr., who died in 1963...
Kim Caraker (01/25/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Kim Caraker, 42, of Denton, Texas, formerly of the Jonesboro area, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005. Hileman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Andy Halter Sr. (01/25/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Andy L. Halter Sr., 85, of Chaffee died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born Nov. 30, 1919, in Scott County, son of Frank and Rose Glastetter Halter. He and Thresa Tucker were married May 17, 1941. Mr. Halter was a retired foreman of the Little River Drainage District in Cape Girardeau County...
Mary LaFentres (01/25/05)
Mary Berneda LaFentres, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 18, 1920, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Roy and Mary R. Zoph Chaney. She and Jess LaFentres were married Aug. 6, 1938, in Sikeston, Mo. He died Dec. 11, 1981...
Nadell Whitehead (01/25/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Nadell "Oclee" Whitehead, 74, of Seventy-Six, Mo., died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born April 26, 1930, in East St. Louis, Ill., daughter of Oscar and Zeola Harris Adams. She and Joseph Whitehead were married Sept. 4, 1945. He died July 3, 1974...
Mabel Grove (01/25/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Mabel Grove, 93, of Jonesboro died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Union County Hospital. She was born Dec. 21, 1911, in Dongola, Ill., daughter of Charlie Willis and Allie May Owens. She and Harold Grove were married Dec. 21, 1939, in Chicago. He died June 5, 1963...
Andy Halter Sr. (01/24/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Andy L. Halter Sr., 85, of Chaffee died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee. He was born Nov. 30, 1919, in Scott County, son of Frank and Rose Glastetter Halter. He and Thresa Tucker were married May 17, 1941...
Van Sharp Jr. (01/24/05)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Van H. Sharp Jr., 88, of New Madrid died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Methodist North Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. He was born Dec. 16, 1916, in Gideon, Mo., son of Van H. and Mamie Waltrip Sharp. He and Rebecca Hughes were married June 24, 1951, in Cadiz, Ky...
Delma Wilson (01/24/05)
Delma Irene Wilson, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Heartland Care and Rehab Center. She was born Aug. 2, 1928, at Cairo, Ill., daughter of John and Amelia Corzine Jones. She and William Ray Wilson were married, and he preceded her in death...
Wilma Church (01/24/05)
Wilma Fay Church, 101, of Jackson died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born March 6, 1903, at Fruitland, daughter of Robert and Anna Schweer Noland. She was married to Robert Church, who died in August 1972. She worked for International Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau and was a member of Maple United Methodist Church...
Norman Cauble (01/24/05)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Norman "Lee" Cauble, 72, of Marion, Ill., formerly of Tamms, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. He was born Sept. 11, 1932, at Elco, Ill., son of Norman F. and Florence Baldwin Cauble. He and Shirley Hunter were married Nov. 4, 1950...
Andrew Halter (01/23/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Andrew L. Halter, 85, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
William Full (01/23/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- William Andrew "Bill" Full, 89, of Macon, Ga., formerly of Anna and Cairo, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Portsbridge Hospice in Macon. He was born Oct. 18, 1915, at America, Ill., son of Arthur Bascom and Henrietta Shumaker Full. He and LaWanda Tally were married May 14, 1938...
Ronald Hamlett (01/23/05)
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Ronald Roy Hamlett, 54, of Carson City, formerly of Patton, Mo., died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at Carson Tahoe Hospital in Nevada. He was born June 3, 1950, at Mesa, Ariz., son of Armond and Cecelia Cox Hamlett. He and Cyrethia Taul were married...
Lenora Wilson (01/23/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Lenora Wilson, 81, of Cairo died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo.
John Johnson (01/23/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- John Kenneth Johnson, 56, of Amarillo, Texas, and formerly of Chaffee, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005. He and Patricia McBride were married June 6, 1970, in Memphis, Tenn. Johnson was born and raised in Chaffee. He moved to Amarillo in 1987. He served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for 37 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Lubbock Scottish Rite, York Rite and Khiva Temple...
Mary Whitaker (01/23/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Mary L. Whitaker, 74, of Perryville died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 21, 1930, at El Paso, Texas, daughter of Marshall F. and Emma Irene Shelton Boone. She and Billy J. Whitaker were married Nov. 22, 1947. He died July 30, 2003...
Sharon Loughary (01/23/05)
Sharon Lois Loughary, 32, of Jackson died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born March 12, 1972, at Chaffee, Mo., daughter of Frankie and Ruby Hughes Yount. She and Alan Loughary were married June 30, 1991. Survivors include her husband; her mother, Ruby Yount of Marble Hill, Mo.; two brothers, Bill Yount and Carl Yount, both of Marble Hill...
Milton Ziegler (01/23/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Milton K. "Bud" Ziegler, 83, of Perryville died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Festus, Mo. He was born Sept. 27, 1921, at Ste. Genevieve, Mo., son of Louis J. and Leona Hoffman Ziegler. Ziegler was a farmer. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II...
Harriett Eckelmann (01/23/05)
Harriett J. Eckelmann, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Aug. 6, 1922, at Mattoon, Ill., daughter of Harry E. and Essie M. Mertz Reed. She and Melvin "Bob" Ecklemann were married March 8, 1945, at St. Louis. He died Jan. 28, 1973...
Wilma Church (01/23/05)
Wilma Fay Church, 101, of Jackson died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born March 6, 1903, at Fruitland, daughter of Robert and Anna Schweer Noland. She was married to Robert Church, who died in August 1972. She worked for International Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau and was a member of Maple United Methodist Church...
John Langston (01/23/05)
NORTHVILLE, Mich. -- John David Langston, 59, of Northville, formerly of Cape Girardeau, died, Friday, Jan. 21, 2005. He was born Nov. 2, 1945. Survivors include his wife, Linda; and two sons, Hunter Langston and Brandon Langston, all of Northville...
Norman Cauble (01/23/05)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Norman "Lee" Cauble, 72, of Marion, Ill., formerly of Tamms, died at 5:05 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. He was born Sept. 11, 1932, at Elco, Ill., the son of Norman F. and Florence Baldwin Cauble. He was married on Nov. 4, 1950, to Shirley Hunter...
Paul Miles (01/23/05)
Paul C. Miles, 92, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. He was born June 20, 1912, the only child of A.E. and Odille Borey Miles, having lived in Cape Girardeau his entire life. He and Dorothy Laws were married Aug. 29, 1943, at Farmington, Mo., and she survives...
Clara Binger (01/23/05)
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Clara S. Binger, 101, of Port Charlotte fell asleep in Jesus Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005. She was born Sept. 28, 1903, in Carlyle, Ill., daughter of the Rev. John and Mary Herzog Schoenleber. She was the loving wife of the late Harry C. Binger, who died in 1963...
Margie Bruce (01/22/05)
Margie Lorene Bruce, 81, of Scott City died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at her home. She was born July 14, 1923, in Advance, Mo., daughter of Richard and Berniece Hill Reed. She and Aaron Nathaniel Bruce were married Oct. 8, 1960. He died May 10, 1990...
Glenna Guiling (01/22/05)
DIEHLSTADT, Mo. -- Glenna Mae Guiling, 92, of Diehlstadt died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Ratliff Nursing Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 26, 1912, in Bee Branch, Ark., daughter of Joe and Margaret Lou Mahan Halbrook. She and Hallie Harold Guiling were married Feb. 20, 1932. He died Nov. 19, 1975...
Colleen Chessor (01/22/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Virginia Colleen Chessor, 81, of Sikeston died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born Oct. 8, 1923, in New Madrid, Mo., daughter of Fred and Nina Ann Robinson Eiceman. She and Bill Chessor were married Oct. 21, 1939, in New Madrid, Mo. He died June 5, 1994...
Maxine Swanner (01/22/05)
Maxine Swanner, 75, of Brookland, Ark., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Northeast Arkansas Medical Center in Jonesboro. She was born Nov. 22, 1929, in Greenwood, Ind., daughter of Ruben and Lucy Reynolds Whittaker. She and J.D. Swanner were married Sept. 30, 1946, in Sikeston, Mo...
Leslie Kieninger (01/22/05)
Leslie Kieninger, 83, of Pocahontas died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 19, 1921, at Pocahontas, son of Martin and Matilda Bellman Kieninger. He and Verna Kester were married May 5, 1951, at Friedheim...
Pamela Fox (01/22/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Pamela K. Fox, 43, of Boles, Ill., died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was formerly of Anna. She was born Aug. 16, 1961, in Castro Valley, Calif., daughter of Fred and Janice Johnson Isit. She and Rick Fox were married March 14, 1982...
William Full (01/22/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- William Full, 89, of Macon, Ga., formerly of Anna, died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at Portsbridge Hospice in Macon. Arrangements are incomplete with Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
Margie Bruce (01/21/05)
SCOTT CITY -- Margie Bruce, 81, of Scott City, died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at her residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Scott City.
Flossie Robinson (01/21/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Flossie Robinson, 87, of Kenton, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at the home of a son. She was born March 8, 1917, in Thebes, Ill., daughter of C. Burton and Eva Adeline Robinson Jordan. She married Ernest E. Robinson, who died March 13, 1962...
Lawrence Tweedy (01/21/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lawrence V. "Corky" Tweedy, 74, of Anna died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 24, 1930, in Anna, son of Melvin and Clara Andrews Tweedy. He and Ruth Brimm were married June 28, 1947, in Anna. She died Oct. 1, 1961. He later married Beverlee Eaker Nov. 6, 1981, in Carbondale, Ill...
Karl Kohler (01/21/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Karl Kenneth "K.K." Kohler, 68, of Anna died Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at Jonesboro Health Care Center in Jonesboro, Ill. He was born June 17, 1936, in Anna, son of Sam H. and Almeda "Allie" Flannigan Kohler. Kohler worked several years at Keller Grain Bin Co., and retired from Rave Inc. where he worked 20 years...
Katrina Perry (01/21/05)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Katrina Perry, 46, of Bowling Green, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 30, 1958, in St. Louis, daughter of Paul E. and Freda Mae McIntyre Dry Sr. She and Alfred Perry were married April 22, 1998. Survivors include her husband; a daughter, Becky Tufts of St. Louis; a son, Robby Paszkiewicz of Bloomsdale, Mo.; her parents of Glenallen; a brother, Paul Dry Jr. of St. Louis; and two grandchildren...
Herman Lange (01/21/05)
Herman A. Lange, 72, of Whitewater died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 15, 1932, in Whitewater, son of Louis and Anna Meier Lange. Lange was a 1951 graduate of Jackson High School. He farmed in the Whitewater area all his life, and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church at Tilsit...
Charlie Bagbey (01/21/05)
Charles Strother "Chuck" Bagbey, 75, received God's perfect healing and new life Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at home in Sun City West, Ariz. Chuck was born Oct. 30, 1929, in Bertrand, Mo. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps after high school. Chuck was a leading agent with State Farm Insurance, working as a highly innovative and successful agent 29 years in Des Moines, Iowa. ...
Margaret Porter (01/21/05)
Margaret A. Porter, 87, of Millington, Tenn., died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Millington Health Care. She was born April 14, 1917, at Benton, Mo., daughter of Ben F. and Norma Pauline Tirmenstein Adams. She and William Hess Porter were married Nov. 15, 1939, at Benton. He died Feb. 28, 2002...
Flossie Robinson (01/20/05)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Flossie Robinson, 87, of Kenton, Tenn., died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at the home of a son in Kenton. She was formerly of Mounds. Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Amy Ent (01/20/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Amy Ent, 94, of Cairo died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Daystar Care Center. She was born Dec. 31, 1910, in St. Louis, daughter of Christian and Emma Gebhard Miltenberger. She married Dr. Lewis S. Ent, who preceded her in death. Ent received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Illinois...
Grover Bruce (01/20/05)
Grover Wheeler Bruce, 72, of Scott City died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 27, 1932, in Colbert, Ala., son of Joseph Wheeler and Mattie Lou Brake Bruce. Bruce was a shipper with Blair Industries. He served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include two brothers, Perry and Bobby Bruce of Scott City; three sisters, Jessie Vanderbol of Campbell, Mo., Helen Bruce and Hilda Hoskins of Scott City...
William Pedigo Sr. (01/20/05)
MCGEE, Mo. -- William Harlen Pedigo Sr., 88, of McGee passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Advance Nursing Center in Advance, Mo. He was born Dec. 9, 1917, at Jackson, son of Albert Harvey "Grant" and Nancy Adaline Kesterson Pedigo. Bill and Evelyn Francis Riley were married Dec. 18, 1943. She preceded him in death July 18, 1984...
Florence Ferrell (01/20/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Florence Kathryn Ferrell, 89, of Benton died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 13, 1915, at Gray Ridge, Mo., daughter of Silas Whitney "Buck" and Rebecca Kathryn Tate Hooper. She and Marvin Glyn Ferrell Sr. were married Sept. 16, 1933, at Charleston, Mo. He died Dec. 26, 1995...
John Wiedefeld (01/20/05)
John C. Wiedefeld, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Dec. 31, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, son of John Jacob and Marie Anna Landewee Wiedefeld. He and Phyllis Strop were married June 11, 1960, in Cape Girardeau...
Cleo Kruckeberg (01/19/05)
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Cleo F. Kruckeberg, 81, of Edwardsville died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill. He was born July 4, 1923, in Worden, Ill., son of Henry H. and Hilka Henke Kruckeberg. He married Mildred Kohlmiller April 14, 1946, in Wood River, Ill...
Sopha Schafer (01/19/05)
Sopha A. Schafer, 82, of Jackson died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 25, 1922, at Glennon, Mo., daughter of George and Emma Laurentius Beel. She and Zeno W. Schafer were married Feb. 9, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. Schafer was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church many years...
Lillian Basile (01/19/05)
Lillian Martha Basile, 89, of Scott City died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at Ozark Riverview Manor in Ozark, Mo. She was born Aug. 27, 1915, at Fornfelt, Mo., daughter of Emil and Meta Westerhold Eifert. She and Frank Basile were married July 15, 1953. He died Feb. 21, 1982...
Margaret Porter (01/19/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Margaret A. Porter, 87, formerly of Benton, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Millington Health Care in Millington, Tenn. Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements.
Albert Thomas (01/19/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Albert Thomas, 84, of Sikeston died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Oct. 1, 1920, in Woodruff County, Ark., son of Albert and Essie Mae Bell Thomas. He and Ellen Jewel Thomas were married Oct. 3, 1948. She died Oct. 22, 1996...
Gene Olson (01/19/05)
Gene L. Olson, 78, of Oklahoma City, Okla., joined his Heavenly Savior Jan. 17, 2005. He was born Jan. 10, 1927, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Lily (Lundberg) and Lloyd S. Olson. During World War II, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Following his graduation with a B.S. ...
Rev. Robert Schumacher (01/19/05)
The Rev. Robert A. Schumacher, 80, entered eternal life Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005. Father Bob was an outspoken pacifist and civil rights advocate. He supported justice for children and women victims of domestic violence. An avid golfer, canoeist and hiker, he enjoyed vacationing in Glacier Park until Parkinson's disease restricted his outdoor activities...
Betty Wulfers (01/18/05)
Betty Joann Wulfers, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Nov. 3, 1929, in Fredericktown, Mo., daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Blair Selle. She and Gregory Wulfers were married May 7, 1955, in Cape Girardeau...
Ray Wheeler (01/18/05)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Ray D. Wheeler, 49, of Altenburg, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 3, 1955, at Bloomington, Ill., son of James Wheeler and Thelma Worstel Wheeler Klockenga. He and Penny Waters were married June 10, 1989...
Truman Shell (01/18/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Truman Bruette Shell, 89, of Marble Hill died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. He was born Jan. 13, 1916, at Lutesville, Mo., son of Arthur L. and Willie Mae Francis Shell. He and Rachel B. Myers were married in April 1955...
Harry Hall (01/18/05)
BUNCOMBE, Ill. -- Harry C. Hall, 89, of Buncombe died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at his home. He was born May 31, 1915, in Anna, Ill., son of Ford C. and Eva Goddard Hall. Hall had been a painter and decorator, and was a member of First Baptist Church in Anna...
Ludolf Ruch (01/18/05)
Ludolf H. "Rudy" Ruch, 92, of Jackson died Monday, Jan. 17, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 29, 1912, at Hilderbrand, Mo., son of Isedore and Albertina Schemel Ruch. He and Anna Helen Grebe were married Nov. 16, 1942. Ruch worked many years for Cape County Highway Department, retiring in 1977. He moved to Jackson in 1980 from Oak Ridge...
Greg O'Guinn (01/18/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Gregory "Greg" O'Guinn, 54, of Sikeston died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Aug. 31, 1950, in St. Louis, son of Orbie and Dorotha Bushong O'Guinn. He first married Jolene Martin. He and Sandra Tucker Whitener were married May 8, 2000...
Betty Anderson (01/18/05)
Betty J. Anderson, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 25, 1927, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ben W. and Flora Cox Snider. She and Donald Lee Anderson were married Dec. 24, 1945, in Cape Girardeau. He died Sept. 28, 1987...
Alice Eby (01/17/05)
NAPLES, Fla. -- Alice Marie Bird Eby, 90, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, in Naples. Prior to moving to Naples in 1999, she was a resident of Matthews, Mo. She was born Sept. 19, 1914, in Springfield, Ark., the daughter of the late Ernest Thomas and Myra Miller Bird...
Reb. Robert Schumacher (01/17/05)
The Rev. Robert "Father Bob" Schumacher, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Sopha Shafer (01/17/05)
Sopha A. Shafer, 82, of Jackson died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Dana Schaechterle (01/17/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dana C. Schaechterle, 35, of Perryville died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2005, at the Perry Oaks Manor in Perryville. She was born Sept. 2, 1969, in Perryville, daughter of Sylvester and Betty Baer Hahn. She and Daniel Schaechterle were married Oct. 23, 1995, in Perryville...
Betty Witt (01/17/05)
Betty LaVerne Witt, 80, of Scott City died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 25, 1924, daughter of Chester and Anna "Lorene" Hickman Short. She and Delmar Witt were married June 25, 1946, in St. Louis, Mo...
Michael Lincoln (01/16/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Michael Anthony Lincoln, 48, of Marble Hill died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 16, 1957, at Cape Girardeau, son of Milford J. and Verla T. Trentham Lincoln. Lincoln was employed at the Marble Hill Hat Factory for a short time. He graduated from Meadow Heights High School in Patton, Mo., in 1976...
Roy Erson (01/16/05)
Roy J. Erson, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. He was born April 6, 1913, at Minneapolis, Minn., son of Carl and Augusta Erson. He and Betty J. Hollingsworth were married Nov. 14, 1941, in Minneapolis. Erson served in the U.S. Army during World War II, achieving the rank of captain. He was employed many years in Minnesota as owner/manager of Eveleth Lumber Co. and later worked as a government cartographer in St. Louis. He retired in 1978...
Ivo Halter (01/15/05)
Ivo W. Halter, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Dec. 1, 1913, in Charleston, Mo., son of Michael and Mary Carlisle Halter. He and Dorothy E. Nenninger were married Sept. 29, 1941. She died April 21, 2003...
James Nordin (01/15/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- James E. Nordin, 81, of Chaffee died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at his home. He was born Feb. 8, 1923, at Chaffee, son of Clarence Henry and Lethie Marie Biby Nordin. He and Faye Nell Long were married Jan. 28, 1952. She died March 24, 2001...
Irven Kreitner (01/15/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Irven M. Kreitner, 87, of Anna died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at Illinois Veterans Home. He was born June 24, 1917, in Mound City, Ill., son of Morse and Margaret Lusk Kreitner. He and Mary Louise Witzman were married Feb. 27, 1937, in Pulaski County, Ill. She died Aug. 13, 1987...
Sherry Tyler (01/15/05)
Sherry Lynn Tyler, 51, of Selma, Ala., died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Vaughn Regional Medical Center in Selma. She was formerly of Scott City. She was born Aug. 15, 1953, in Selma, daughter of Paul and Doris Kelly Lewellen. She and Michael D. Tyler were married Dec. 18, 1976, in Altus, Okla...
Dr. Gene Carron (01/15/05)
Dr. Gene J. "Doc" Carron, 79, of French Village, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at his home. He was born July 5, 1925, in St. Louis, son of Alphonse and Mabelle Nimmo Carron. He and Dorothy S. Stahl were married Aug. 1, 1949. Carron received his Ph.D. from Washington University in 1963. He was a ham radio operator...
Marie Wolbrecht (01/15/05)
Marie Helen Suedekum Wolbrecht, 85, of Portland, Ore., died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at St. Aidan's Memory Care Facility, where she had lived the past eight years. She was born Sept. 16, 1919, in Cape Girardeau, and raised there, daughter of William F. ...
Ruth Dodson (01/15/05)
BENTON, Mo. -- Ruth A. Dodson, 70, of Benton died Friday, Jan. 14, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 17, 1934, at Blodgett, Mo., daughter of Joseph Charles and Mary E. Ownesby Adams. She and Billy Dodson were married April 23, 1955, at Bloomfield, Mo...
Margaret Cox (01/14/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Margaret Nell Cox, 51, of Sikeston died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at the Cancer Research Center in Zion, Ill. She was born May 15, 1953, in Sikeston, daughter of Johnny and Shirley Baker Whitaker. She and James Lee Cox were married Feb. 23, 1989...
Ivo Halter (01/14/05)
Ivo W. Halter, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at Monticello House in Jackson. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
James Nordin (01/14/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- James E. Nordin, 81, of Chaffee died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at his home. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.
Georgia Yarbery (01/14/05)
Georgia L. Yarbery, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Feb. 18, 1931, in Caruthersville, Mo., daughter of John and Helen Cook Yarbery. Yarbery retired as a cook at Saint Francis. Formerly of Charleston, Mo., she was a member of Holy Trinity Church of Deliverance and its Mothers Board...
Juanita Evans (01/14/05)
Juanita A. Evans, 77, of Lecanto, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Jan. 6, 1928, in Cape Girardeau County, daughter of Claude and Laura McLain Farrow. Evans was a self-employed record collector. She moved to Florida 25 years ago from Cape Girardeau...
Melissa French (01/14/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Melissa Jeanie French, 72, of Perryville died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at her home. She was born Jan. 19, 1932, at Crosstown, Mo., daughter of Bennett and Minnie Mae Mantz Cashion. She first married Palmer Vinson Oct. 6, 1951. He died Dec. 3, 1971. She and Kenneth French were married July 3, 1982...
Russell Polen (01/14/05)
Russell H. Polen, 91, of Jackson died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2005, at the home of a son. He was born May 27, 1913, at Fisk, Mo., son of Oscar W. and Ethel Lou Appel Polen. He and Esther Long were married Oct. 6, 1934, at Essex, Mo. Polen sold seed corn many years for Funk Seed Co. in Farmington, Ill. In 1944 he moved to Millersville and farmed. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Millersville...
Patricia Fritsche (01/14/05)
Patricia L. "Pat" Fritsche, 55, of Jackson passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at her home. She was born April 15, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ellis and Olga Lohmann Kuntze. Pat was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson, and a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo., and Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, Mo. She worked many years at Frontier Kitchen in Fruitland, retiring in May 2004 due to health complications...
Madeline Holmes (01/13/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Madeline L. Holmes, 64, of Perryville died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 14, 1940, in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., daughter of Edward Harry and Beulah Vivian Anderson Holmes. Holmes was a retired teacher, having taught at schools in St. Mary and Bonne Terre, Mo...
Bertha Treadwell (01/13/05)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Bertha May Treadwell, 84, of East Prairie died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at East Prairie Nursing Center. She was born Dec. 30, 1920, in Kentucky, daughter of Charlie and Pearl Love. She first married William Brice Smith, who died Feb. 24, 1964. She and James Delmer Treadwell were married in December 1968...
Patricia Fritsche (01/13/05)
Patricia Fritsche, 55, of Fruitland died Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005, at her home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Erwin Stuehmeyer (01/13/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Erwin Frank Stuehmeyer, 82, of Perryville died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born July 23, 1922, in St. Louis, son of Henry and Marie Schroeder Stuehmeyer. Survivors include two brothers, Oscar Stuehmeyer of Foster City, Calif., Henry Stuehmeyer of Petaluma, Calif.; and a sister, Lorraine Foelsch of St. Louis...
Jean Bozarth (01/13/05)
Jean Bozarth, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was formerly of Dongola, Ill. She was born May 25, 1936, in La Valle, Mo., daughter of Ernest and Laura Tucker Douglas. She and the Rev. Lucien Bozarth were married July 14, 1957, in Ware, Ill...
Vivian Burton (01/13/05)
Vivian I. Watson Burton, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 26, 1928, in Carrsville, Ky., daughter of Daniel Ivan and Allie Belle Moore Watson. She and Kenneth L. Burton were married June 24, 1974. He died Aug. 10, 1994...
Con McArthur (01/13/05)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Con L. McArthur, 78, of Morley died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 10, 1926, in Aid, Stoddard County, Mo., son of William Verley and Mabel Gertrude Hudson McArthur. He and Mary Jane Gibbs were married March 6, 1948, in Rock Island, Ill...
Joyce Johnson (01/13/05)
Joyce A. Johnson, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 5, 1934, at Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of Thomas L. and Donna Lingle Aldridge Sr. She and Gerald H. Johnson were married May 6, 1956, in Corinth, Miss...
Donald Forehand (01/13/05)
Donald M. Forehand, 88, of Sardis, Miss., died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 30, 1916, in Portia, Ark., son of Marion Elmer and Mollie Ernestine Rapp Forehand. He and Zelma Shively were married March 30, 1940, in Charleston, Mo. She preceded him in death in 1999...
Sharon Schilling (01/12/05)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- Sharon Kay Schilling, 53, of Altenburg died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 17, 1951, in Alton, Mo., daughter of George and Velta Agnes Waggoner VanWinkle. She and Harold "Harry" Schilling were married Jan. 26, 1974...
Christine Campbell (01/12/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Betty Christine Campbell, 77, of Gravois Mills, Mo., died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at her home. She was born March 1, 1927, at Essex, Mo., daughter of Jim and Lottie Grace Brannon. Campbell was a waitress and cook many years. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary and Eagles Auxiliary...
Lavinia Skibbie (01/12/05)
Lavinia Mae Skibbie, 86, of Boonville, Mo., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Cooper County Memorial Hospital. She was born Oct. 26, 1918, in Howard County, Mo., daughter of Henry Washington and Maggie Mae Miller Coy. She and John T. Skibbie were married in 1948. He died in 1995...
James Dickerson (01/12/05)
TAMMS, Ill. -- James M. Dickerson, 55, of Tamms died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 14, 1949, in Cairo, Ill., son of Luther Mitchel and Carrie Ilene Lessar Dickerson. He and Lula Hill were married May 3, 1985, in Union County...
Con McArthur (01/12/05)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Con McArthur, 78, of Morley died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are pending at Ponder Funeral Home in Sikeston, Mo.
Auvine Lynxwiler (01/12/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Mattie Auvine Lynxwiler, 84, of Sikeston died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Loretta, Tenn., daughter of James C. and Donie Ezell Littrell. She and Herbert Sylvester Lynxwiler were married in December 1937. He died Oct. 20, 1981...
Harold Caldwell (01/11/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Harold Melvin Caldwell, 77, of Sikeston died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Dec. 15, 1927, in Sikeston, son of Early Ernest and Beulah Calvin Caldwell. He had been a truck driver with Armour Moving and Van Storage, and was a member of American Legion Post 114...
Linley Forbis (01/11/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Linley Wayne Forbis, 79, of St. Louis, formerly of Sikeston, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at his home. He was born Jan. 27, 1925, in Holts Summit, Mo., son of Fred M. and Hester Windsor Forbis. He and Virginia Vaughan were married Nov. 24, 1949, in Sikeston...
LaVerne Phillips (01/11/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- LaVerne V. Phillips, 69, of Perryville died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at her home. She was born Nov. 8, 1935, in Perry County, daughter of William L. and Ida Welker Brown. She and Joseph H. Phillips were married May 19, 1956, in Perryville. He died Feb. 2, 1999...
Cora Learue (01/11/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Cora Claudette Learue, 68, of Sikeston died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born March 5, 1936, in Scott County, daughter of Claude and Wilma Madison Dirickson. She and James M. Learue were married Dec. 3, 1974, at New Madrid, Mo. He died Oct. 11, 1995...
Charlene Bush (01/11/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Charlene Evelyn Bush, 77, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 13, 1927, in Alto Pass, Ill., daughter of Clifford Angus and Hazel Beatrice Tellor Rhodes. She and Charles Isaac Bush were married March 13, 1948...
Vivian Burton (01/11/05)
Vivian I. Burton, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Carl Sloan (01/11/05)
WYATT, Mo. -- Carl E. Sloan, 54, of Wyatt died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. He was born May 23, 1950, at Wyatt, son of Zingo and Roberta Branch Sloan. Sloan was a graduate of Charleston High School at Charleston, Mo., and served in the U.S. Army...
Opal Toler (01/11/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Opal Pearlene Toler, 92, of Anna died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at City Care Center. She was born Sept. 14, 1912, in Anna, daughter of William and Mary Corzine Hileman. She and Oley M. Toler were married Nov. 11, 1931, in Dongola, Ill. He died Feb. 2, 1998...
Terra Bradshaw (01/11/05)
KEWANEE, Mo. -- Terra Paige Bradshaw, daughter of Amy Cossey and Brian Bradshaw of Kewanee, died at birth Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. Survivors include her parents; a sister, Billie Jordan of Anniston, Mo.; maternal grandparents, Jim and Shannon Cossey of Anniston, Anita Hogan and Rocky Summers of Alexander City, Ala.; paternal grandparents, Edna Bradshaw of Sikeston and Joe Bradshaw of Bernie, Mo.; maternal great-grandmother, Sue Kennedy of Kellyton, Ala.; paternal great-grandmother, Virginia Sims of New Site, Ala.; maternal great-great-grandmother, Edith Cossey of Wyatt, Mo.; and paternal great-great-grandfather, Hurston Sims of Milton, Fla.. ...
Joyce Johnson (01/11/05)
Joyce A. Johnson, 70, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 5, 1934, at Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of Thomas L. and Donna Lyerla Aldridge Sr. She and Gerald H. Johnson were married May 6, 1956, in Corinth, Miss...
Doris Cobaugh (01/09/05)
Doris Cobaugh, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 26, 1933, at Lake Charles, La., daughter of Frank and Alberta Louise Miller Evans. Cobaugh was a corporal in the Marines during the Korean War, serving as a postal worker. She was employed as a recreational aide for Pine Crest State School in Pineville, La. She moved to Missouri in 1993...
Inez Sanford (01/09/05)
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Inez Sanford, 94, of St. Louis died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Green Park Nursing Home in St. Louis. She was born April 26, 1910, at Kennett, Mo., daughter of Daniel and Eva Hearn Sanford. Sanford moved to St. Louis in 1948, where she worked in Libson Specialty Shop...
Frank Ferguson (01/09/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Frank "Fergie" Ferguson, 71, of Perryville died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at his home. He was born June 3, 1933, at St. Louis, son of Oscar and Stella Husky Ferguson. He and Brenda Heberlie were married Oct. 5, 1968. He was the owner/operator of Fergie's...
Harriet Parker (01/09/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Harriet L. Parker, 93, of Cairo died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at her home. She was born May 31, 1911, in Mounds, Ill., daughter of William and Birdie Murray Parker. Parker was a retired bookkeeper for Banks Grocery Co. in Cairo. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church...
Eugene Parsons (01/09/05)
Eugene Parsons, 53, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at his home. He was born Sept. 15, 1951, at Ridgely, Tenn., son of Elmer and Velma Saulsberry Parsons. He and Martha Dunlap were married June 6, 1980, at Sikeston, Mo. Parsons was the owner of Eugene's Total Care Salon and Spa in Cape Girardeau and a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. He was a graduate of Shawnee High School in 1972 and the Cape Girardeau School of Beauty Culture in 1976...
Viola Morrison (01/09/05)
Viola Witt Morrison, 89, of Kelso, Mo., died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 27, 1915, at St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of the late Louis and Helen Loncaric Perhat. She and Stephen B. Witt were married July 17, 1943, at St. Louis. He preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1980. She later married Lynnwood Morrison on Feb. 26, 1989, at Kelso. He preceded her in death on Jan. 2, 1999...
Bob Lewis (01/09/05)
PARMA, Mo. -- Bob W. Lewis, 78, of Parma died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 8, 1926, in Parma, son of the late Nathaniel and Ida Wilson Lewis. He and Earlene James were married May 27, 1946, in Piggott, Ark. She preceded him in death on Sept. 23, 1980...
Orville Rhyne (01/08/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Orville S. Rhyne, 56, of Chaffee died Friday Jan. 7, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 5, 1948, in Seventy-Six, Mo., son of Benjamin Walter and Eva Gertrude Logsdon Rhyne. He was a forklift operator for Formex LP. He was also a past member of the VFW in Scott City and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War...
Walter Hoehn (01/08/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Walter Arthur Hoehn, 90, of Perryville died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 24, 1914, at Friedenberg, Mo., son of Alvin G.C. and Alma A.E. Ochs Hoehn. He and Erna Anita Hopfer were married April 12, 1936. She died June 3, 1999...
James Barker (01/08/05)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- James "Zak" Barker, 21, of Norfolk Naval Base, Va., died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005. He was formerly of Glenallen. He was born Dec. 10, 1983, at Incirlik Air Force Base, Turkey, son of James Sheldon and Robin Elaine Fox Barker. Barker was serving aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, where he was an operations specialist and was training to be a radar operator. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church...
Marie Best (01/08/05)
Marie A. Best, 84, of Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 4, 1920, at Laflin, Mo., daughter of George F. and Anna Arns Radin. She and Wilbert Best were married Oct. 2, 1940. Best retired as a cook with Jackson School District in 1982. She was a member of Emanuel United Church of Christ and was active in Lydia Kies Circle...
Ruth Shuffit (01/08/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ruth Laverne Shuffit, 76, of Wilhoit, Ariz., died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Hospice Family Care in Sun City, Ariz. She was born Jan. 12, 1928, in Sikeston, daughter of Anthony N. and Ora Johnson Miederhoff. She and Ray E. Shuffit were married in 1945. He died June 28, 1998...
Jim Wagner (01/08/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- James William "Jim" Wagner, 65, of Sikeston died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. He was born Sept. 12, 1939, in Walker, Minn., son of Jack and Ann Kepic Wagner. He and Shirley Phillips were married Jan. 28, 1957, in Chaffee, Mo...
Melvin Moore (01/08/05)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Melvin Lewis Moore, 49, of Chicago died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at St. Agnes Nursing Facility in Chicago. He was born March 7, 1955, in Portageville, son of the Rev. Rea and Roberta Morrow Moore. Moore was a graduate of Portageville High School, and had lived in Chicago more than 25 years...
Marvin Meyr (01/08/05)
Marvin H. Meyr, 83, of Gordonville passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 22, 1921, at New Wells, son of Walter and Ida Leimbach Meyr. He and Allene B. Grossheider were married April 12, 1953. She passed away May 24, 2004...
Charlene Bush (01/08/05)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Charlene Bush, 77, of Jonesboro died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Union County Hospital. Hileman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Opal Gibson (01/08/05)
MAKANDA, Ill. -- Clarissa Pina Opal Gibson, 82, of Makanda died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at the home of a daughter in Carbondale, Ill. She was born May 27, 1922, in Beefhide, Ky., daughter of William Ode and Nancy D. White Mullins. She and Roy Gibson were married Feb. 18, 1946. He died Sept. 17, 2004...
Dorothy Williams (01/08/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Dorothy Y. Williams, 70, of Anna died Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at her home. She was born July 5, 1934, in Anna, daughter of George and Ruby Brown Lacy. She and Richard Dean Williams were married Dec. 25, 1953, in Anna. Williams retired from First National Bank of Jonesboro. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, past member of Teen Town Board in Anna, and had been active in PTA and other school activities...
Henry Fels (01/08/05)
Henry J. Fels, 78, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Leopold, Mo., son of John Henry and Anna Koesman Fels. He worked for Spartech, the former Atlas Plastics, as a machine operator. While in the Army during World War II, he served in Okinawa and Korea. He was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral of Cape Girardeau and VFW Post 3838...
Thomas Stoops (01/07/05)
Thomas Haywood Stoops, 88, of Scott City died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 26, 1916, in Carrsville, Ky., son of Merit and Verda May Stoops. He and Della Graden were married in 1941 in Cape Girardeau...
Wilene Smith (01/07/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Wilene Smith, 77, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005 at her home. She was born Aug. 27, 1927, in Crossville, Tenn., daughter of Franklyn Kelly and Laura Bell Bilbrey Neal. In 1942 she married Guy Wright Smith. He died in January 1991. Survivors include two sons, Ron Smith of Sikeston and Guy Smith of Los Angeles; two daughters, Donna Montoya of Los Angeles and Lorraine Bernal of Sikeston; four sisters, Maggie Weatherford, Cassie Bobo and Kelsey Brown, all of Jackson, Tenn., Opal Hayes of Tennessee; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. ...
Marvin Meyr (01/07/05)
Marvin H. Meyr, 83, of Gordonville died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at his home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Marie Best (01/07/05)
Marie A. Best, 84, of Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Maxine Powless (01/07/05)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Maxine Powless, 86, of Tamms died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born March 30, 1918, in Mulkeytown, Ill., daughter of James and Rosie Harris Fite. She and Gerald Powless were married June 27, 1942. He died Feb. 7, 1991...
Clarine Crader (01/07/05)
Clarine V. Crader, 87, of Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at her home. She was born June 4, 1917, at Mineral Point, Mo., daughter of Ernest and Mattie Huskey West. Crader was formerly of Marble Hill, Mo., and a member of Harmony Congregational Methodist Church...
Ruby Duncan (01/07/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Ruby L. Duncan, 88, of Chaffee died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 10, 1916, in Russellville, Ark., daughter of James Arthur and Frances Marie Floyd Mason. She and Clyde Duncan were married Dec. 10, 1937. He died May 14, 1997...
Robert Byers (01/07/05)
Robert Earl Byers, 79, of Chateau Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born March 5, 1925, in Columbia, Mo., son of Earl Dewey and Eula Ruth Buster Byers. He and Lola Shirleen "Shirl" Dossett were married June 12, 1948, in Lakewood, Ohio. She died June 18, 1998...
Maxine Powless (01/06/05)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Maxine Powless, 87, of Tamms, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Day Star Nursing Center in Tamms. Arrangements are incomplete with Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Pansy Strack (01/06/05)
Pansy A. Strack, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Feb. 4, 1923, at Sedgewickville, Mo., daughter of John and Ruby Johnson Barks. She first married Enos Sebaugh March 30, 1940, at Sedgewickville. He died Sept. 26, 1968. She and Edward Strack were married Aug. 14, 1979, in Cape Girardeau...
Margaret Griffin (01/06/05)
VANDUSER, Mo. -- Margaret Helen Clare Griffin, 85, of Vanduser died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. She was born Jan. 10, 1919, in Montgomery County, Mo., daughter of John Sallee and Julia See Clare. She and Norman Griffin were married Nov. 9, 1991, in Vanduser. He died Sept. 13, 1995...
John Williams (01/06/05)
John R. Williams, 80, of Gordonville died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 13, 1924, at Crump, son of James F. and Emma Brase Williams. He and Maggie Hanschen were married Sept. 20, 1947. Williams was an engineer with Burlington Northern Railroad, retiring in 1989. He attended Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville...
Grace Clark (01/06/05)
Grace G. Clark, 88, of Jackson died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 20, 1916, at Commerce, Mo., daughter of Walter and Elsie Sanders Wise. She and Horace Clark were married June 9, 1934, at Benton, Mo...
Rosalie Sachse (01/06/05)
Rosalie Genevieve "Sally" Sachse, 86, of Jackson died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at Monticello House. She was born Jan. 3, 1919, at Old Appleton, Mo., daughter of Joe and Ida Ponder Buchheit. She married Dale Sachse, who preceded her in death. Sachse had been a cook at Sunny Hill Restaurant and Saint Francis Medical Center. She was a member of St. Mary's Cathedral...
Tate Werner (01/06/05)
FROHNA, Mo. -- Tate Joseph Werner, 2 months, of Frohna died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 14, 2004, in Cape Girardeau, son of Rodney and Jenny Schnurbusch Werner. Survivors include his parents of Frohna; paternal grandfather, Terry Werner of Frohna; maternal grandparents, Bruce and Debbie Schnurbusch of New Wells, Mo.; maternal great-grandparents, Ray and Lillian Schreiner and Rip and Verda Schnurbusch of Old Appleton, Mo.; and paternal great-grandmother, Lillian Werner of Frohna.. ...
James Barker (01/06/05)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- James "Zac" Barker, 21, of Norfolk Naval Base, Va., died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005. He was formerly of Glenallen. Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Dora Werner (01/06/05)
Dora May Werner, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2005 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 13, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of George and Dora Wolfe Germaine. She had lived in the Cape Girardeau area all her life and graduated from Illmo school in 1956. She worked at the Southeast Missouri Hospital business office for eight years...
Harold Haas (01/06/05)
Harold G. "Nud" Haas, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at his home. He was born Nov. 18, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, son of Alvin and Alma Vandeven Haas. He and Mary Frances Fuerth were married June 6, 1949, in Cape Girardeau. She died Dec. 17, 1976. He and Janice Thornton Rice were married May 20, 1989, in Cape Girardeau. She died Oct. 25, 1999...
Gerami Wright (01/05/05)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The funeral for Gerami D'Shawn Wright, 10, of Cairo will be held at noon Thursday at Klondike Holy Trinity Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge, Ill. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service...
Lawrence Robins (01/05/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Lawrence Robins, 71, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home. He was born April 29, 1933, at Bessville, Mo., son of William Robert and Anna Loretta Zinn Robins. He and Evelyn Sitze were married July 15, 1955. Robins was employed by AT&T 33 years. He was a member of New Salem Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon, and was a member of Communication Workers of America...
Charles Goode (01/05/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Charles R. Goode, 81, of St. Louis died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at his home. Goode was born July 30, 1923, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn., son of Archie Elmer and Jessie Kathleen Stutts Goode. He and Lillie Hicks were married Nov. 12, 1994...
Harold Haas (01/05/05)
Harold Haas, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at his home. Friends may call at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday. A vigil will be held at 4:30. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery...
Stella Carroll (01/05/05)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Stella Marie Carroll, 81, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 6, 1923, at Parma, Mo., daughter of Robert Plumber and Cossey Ada Ellis Sanders. She and Albert T. Carroll were married Feb. 5, 1955. He died Aug. 23, 1994...
Betty Taylor (01/05/05)
ANNA, Ill. -- Betty M. Taylor, 79, of Anna died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill. She was born Sept. 11, 1925, in Los Angeles, Calif., daughter of August John and Beulah May Ballard Zilincar. She and John Taylor were married Oct. 27, 1961. He died Oct. 31, 1990...
Betty Kaempfer (01/05/05)
Betty A. Kaempfer, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Aug. 1, 1927, at Kirksville, Mo., daughter of Travis S. and Flossie Boone Waddill. She and Paul E. Kaempfer were married Dec. 4, 1944, at Kirksville. He died Nov. 17, 2002...
Vincent Smith (01/05/05)
Vincent Daniel Smith, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born July 27, 1914, in St. Louis, son of Vincent D. and Gladell Drake Smith. He and Dora Lindsey were married June 29, 1941, in St. Louis...
Ruby Huffman (01/05/05)
IRONTON, Mo. -- Ruby Alma Huffman, 92, of Ironton died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at the Baptist Home. She was born Aug. 2, 1912, at Buckhorn, Mo., daughter of David Franklin and Martha Murray Gipson. She and George Henry Huffman were married May 19, 1934. He preceded her in death...
Beulah Orth (01/05/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Beulah B. Orth, 88, of Perryville died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at PerryOaks Manor. She was born Nov. 11, 1916, at Yount, Mo., daughter of Peter and Grace Duvall Geile. She and Arthur Orth were married April 16, 1938. He died Nov. 28, 1991...
Robert O'Bryant (01/05/05)
Robert Carl O'Bryant, 67, of Scott City died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 13, 1937, in Anderson, Ind., son of Robert E. and Doris Nadine Adams O'Bryant. O'Bryant had been a dealer and table manager at casinos in Las Vegas...
Nellie Harden (01/05/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Nellie L. Harden, 76, of Sikeston died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. She was born March 13, 1928, at Matthews, Mo., daughter of James Elmer and Nancy Ann Crevosieur Harden. Harden was a waitress 37 years at Lambert's Cafe. She had also worked at the Rustic Rock. She was a member of Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church...
Tony Wagoner (01/04/05)
ORAN, Mo. -- Tony "Too Tall" Wagoner, 45, of Oran died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at his home. He was born Dec. 13, 1959, in Belleville, Ill., son of James Earl and Patricia Ann Rafalowski Wagoner. He and Erma Lee Johnson were married April 24, 1982. Wagoner was a line technician at Nordenia USA in Jackson. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Oran...
Curtis Hennesy (01/04/05)
CYPRESS, Ill. -- Curtis Hennesy, 59, of Cypress died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 11, 1945, in Johnson County, son of William Earl and Edith Grant Hennesy. He and Donna Gore were married Oct. 10, 1964...
John Secl (01/04/05)
ORAN, Mo. -- John Secl, 87, of Marion, Iowa, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004, at Mercy Medical Center, following a lengthy illness. He was born Feb. 14, 1917, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, son of Vaclav and Frances Sultes Secl. He and Margery B. Kremenak were married May 20, 1945, in Cedar Rapids...
Margaret Wilson (01/04/05)
VILLA RIDGE, Ill. -- Margaret Endicott Wilson, 93, of Villa Ridge died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 30, 1911, at Villa Ridge, daughter of Louis Eugene and Martha Redden Endicott. Wilson was a member of the Villa Ridge Union Church and a member of the church's Ladies Aide...
Marjorie Faber (01/04/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Marjorie J. Akridge Faber, 74, of St. Louis died Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, in Longmont, Colo. She was born Jan. 23, 1930, at Old Mines, Mo., daughter of Sam and Viola Horton Raymo. She first married Windell Akridge May 26, 1947. He died Jan. 26, 1985. She later married Walter Faber, who died June 6, 2003...
Robert Byers (01/04/05)
Robert E. Byers, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Laverne Robbins (01/04/05)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Laverne "Butch" Robbins, 65, of Marble Hill died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at her home, following an illness. She was born Aug. 19, 1939, at Alton, Mo., daughter of Waymon and Louise Simpson Barton. She and the Rev. Gene Robbins were married Oct. 15, 1953...
Celestia Ziegler (01/04/05)
Celestia Grace Ziegler, 86, of Scott City died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 21, 1918, near Commerce, Mo., daughter of August and Anna Martin LeDure. She and Theodore C. Ziegler were married March 4, 1935, at Jackson. He died March 14, 1992...
Carol Blanton (01/04/05)
Carol Page Blanton, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 25, 1939, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Lee and Mary Lucille Brewer Page. She and Harry A. Blanton were married Feb. 4, 1959, at Sikeston. Mrs. Blanton was director of submissions therapeutic team for Quintiles Pharmaceuticals. ...
Ed Hanschen (01/04/05)
Ed H. Hanschen, 89, of Gordonville passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Sept. 6, 1915, in Gordonville, son of Martin P. and Clara Eggers Hanschen. He and Evelyn Hitt were married July 2, 1938, in Gordonville. She passed away Aug. 10, 1995...
Mary Edwards (01/03/05)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Mary Ann Edwards, 81, of Advance passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her daughter's home near Advance. She was born Sept. 12, 1923, in Clifton, Tenn., daughter of the late Roy and Virgie Templeton Griffin. She and John W. Edwards were united in marriage Aug. 16, 1945, in Corinth, Miss., and he preceded her in death May 30, 1979...
Lawrence Brust (01/03/05)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Lawrence F. Brust, 85, of Paducah, formerly of Mound City, Ill., died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. He was born July 2, 1919, at Ullin, Ill., son of Fred and Maggie Youngblood Brust. Brust was a civil service employee before he retired. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church at Mound City and the National Association of Federal Employees. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War...
Sally Beckmann (01/03/05)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sally J. Beckmann, 69, of Sikeston died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at her home. She was born June 17, 1935, in Clinton, Ill., daughter of James and Mary Ann Dorrell Tate. She and Albert J. Beckmann were married May 30, 1962, in Peoria, Ill. He died July 22, 1982...
Mary Griffith (01/03/05)
Mary Louise Griffith, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 3, 1911, at West Frankfort, Ill., daughter of Chauncey Leroy and Pearl Lightner McRaven. She and Louis Griffith were married Aug. 7, 1976, at Cape Girardeau. He died Dec. 27, 1996...
Virginia Anschultz (01/03/05)
LOWNDES, Mo. -- Virginia "Ginger" Anschultz, 44, of Lowndes died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at Poplar Bluff Regional Hospital. She was born July 12, 1960, at Advance, Mo., daughter of Everrett Elfrink and Carol Weston. She and Mike Anschultz were married June 17, 2000, at Lowndes...
Sheryl Wrozier (01/03/05)
FLORISSANT, Mo. -- Sheryl Denise Wrozier, 55, went to be with her Lord Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, after fighting a courageous six-year battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 10, 1949, beloved daughter of Leo and Zola Smoak Allstun Sr. She was a beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, friend to many and children's church leader...
Carolyn Thomasson (01/03/05)
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Carolyn Lane McEwan Thomasson was born Feb. 7, 1944, in Winchester, Ky. and died Saturday afternoon Jan. 1, 2005, in the company of her friends and family. Carolyn was married to Donald Parkin Thomasson and became a widow after 22 years of marriage. She was a loving mother to her daughter, Lane Thomasson of Northhampton, Mass., and to her two stepdaughters, Beth Hellebusch of Lexington, Ky., and Anne Thomasson of St. Louis, Mo...
Mary Griffith (01/02/05)
Mary Louise Griffith, 93, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 3, 1911, at West Frankfort, Ill., daughter of Chauncey Leroy and Pearl Lightner McRaven. She and Louis Griffith were married Aug. 7, 1976, at Cape Girardeau. He died Dec. 27, 1996...
Laura James (01/02/05)
Laura Ann James, 44, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 22, 1960, at Cape Girardeau, daughter of Theodore Freirson and Bertha James. James worked at Heartland Care and Rehab as a nurse's aid...
Harry Williams (01/02/05)
Harry Lee Williams, 84, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at his home. He was born July 5, 1920, at Cape Girardeau, son of Ren and Della Robins Williams. He and Iona Sebastian were married on June 21, 1963, at Cape Girardeau. Williams worked for Canedy Signs in Sikeston, Mo., and for General Sign in Cape Girardeau, retiring in 1982. He was a partner in Lost Creek Lodge at Wappapello Lake. He also played on KFVS radio in the early 1940s...
Violet Wallace (01/02/05)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Violet R. Wallace, 87, of Matthews, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 25, 1917, in Hickman, Ky., daughter of James and Janie Tinsley Johnson. She and Miles A. Wallace were married on May 19, 1933. He died on Dec. 20, 1991...
Denny Nobles (01/02/05)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Denny Lee Nobles, 39, of Bastrop, Texas, formerly of Cobden, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Bastrop. He was born Feb. 28, 1965, in Joliet, Ill., the son of Denny A. and Betty Blessing Nobles...
Carol Blanton (01/02/05)
Carol Page Blanton, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at her home. She was born Dec. 25, 1939, in Sikeston, Mo., daughter of Lee and Mary Lucille Brewer Page. She and Harry A. Blanton were married on Feb. 4, 1959, at Sikeston. Blanton worked for Quintiles Pharmaceuticals. In 1957, she graduated Sikeston High School and was the Cayenne of the Red Peppers in 1957. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Arkansas, College of Mt. St. Joseph in Cincinnati...
Robert Goodin (01/02/05)
Robert B. Goodin, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born May 30, 1933, in Farber, Mo., son of Harry Louis and Daisy Etta Romans Goodin. He and Loretta F. Moore were married on May 26, 1956, at Farber...
John Campbell (01/02/05)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- John G. Campbell, 68, of Perryville died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville. He was born Nov. 20, 1936, at St. Mary, Mo., son of Joseph S. and Catherine Primo Campbell. Campbell worked as an elevator operator at MFA Feed Supply...
Gilbert Meyr (01/02/05)
Gilbert "Gib" A. Meyr, 88, of New Wells, Mo., passed away Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 18, 1916, in New Wells, son of Gustav and Pauline Perr Meyr. He and Florence Hutteger were married April 28, 1940, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells...