Obituaries

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04
Apr

Dr. Marvin C. Menne

Marvin C. Menne

Dr. Marvin C. Menne of Arcadia passed away on Friday, March 29, 2019 in Ballwin. He was 92.

He was born Oct. 25, 1926 in St. Louis, a son of the late Lawrence and Ellen Hill Menne.

On June 7, 1952, he was united in marriage to Patricia McGartland, who preceded him in death on Jan. 2, 2005.

To this union was born four children, Mary King and husband Kevin of Manchester, Michael Menne and wife Diane of High Ridge, Gerri Jeffery (husband Steve Jeffery), and Diane Menne.  Both Gerri and Diane preceded him in death.

Other survivors include eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, soon to be 11, two brothers, Larry and Greg Menne, both of St. Louis, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Dr. Menne graduated from CBC High School, and graduated from St. Louis University with an undergraduate degree and his Medical degree in 1952.

During WWII he served his country in the United States Navy.

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04
Apr

Virgil Eugene ‘Gene’ Janis

Gene Janis

Virgil Eugene Janis, known to most as “Gene,” passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2019. He was 74.

He was born on Oct. 20, 1944 in St. Louis, the son of the late Virgil Aubrey and Yetta (Carty) Janis.

Gene is survived by his daughter, Julie Alphin and husband, Michael of Yantis, TX; his special friend and caretaker, Barbara Hurt of Ironton; brother, Darrell Janis of St. Louis; special cousin, Donna Culler and husband, Gary of St. Louis; his friend, Charlie Kitchens of Ironton; and three granddaughters; Emma, Chloe, and Olivia Alphin all of Yantis, TX.

In addition to his parents Gene was preceded in death by his sister, Sharon Miller.

Gene served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era.  He enjoyed drinking coffee with his friends in local coffee shops.

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04
Apr

Janice Marlene Jackson

Janice Jackson

Janice Marlene Jackson of Bonne Terre, formerly of Ironton, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019. She was 68.

She was born on June 13, 1950 in St. Louis, a daughter of the late William and Patricia Courtway Rulo.

Janice was united in marriage to the love of her life, Dale Jackson, who survives.

To this long and loving relationship six children were born, Willy (Michelle) Jackson of Bismarck, James (Beth) Jackson of Bismarck, Donald “Buck” (Veronica) Jackson of Bismarck, Mike Jackson of Terre Du Lac, Timothy (Sarah) Jackson of Ironton, and Heather Jackson of Ironton, all of whom survive.

Thu
04
Apr

LueDora 'Doey' Fox

Doey Fox

LueDora Fox, known to most everyone as “Doey,” of Ironton, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2019.  She was 84.

She was born on July 24, 1934 in St. Louis, a daughter of the late Archie and Geneva Hammers Austin.

On her 17th birthday, July 24, 1951 she was united in marriage to the love of her life, Billy Joe Fox, who preceded her in rest on Dec. 21, 2001.

To this union five children were born, Glenda (Tom) Kennedy of Pilot Knob, Brenda Fox of Ironton, Melinda Fox of Ironton, Billy (Patsy) Fox of Bismarck, and the late Linda Kay Williams.

Doey is survived by four children; one brother, Roland (Norma) Austin of St. Louis; one sister, Janet (Theodore) Wyman of St. Louis; and one grandchild, Tommi Jo Kennedy and spouse Becky Whennen of Ironton.

Thu
04
Apr

Robert Sutton Ringo

Robert Ringo

Robert Sutton Ringo of Caledonia passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019 in St. Louis.  He was 65.

He was born on February 5, 1954 in Ironton, the son of the late Robert Sterling Ringo and Orpha Lou (Sutton) Ringo Turner.

Robert is survived by two daughters, Morgana Rawlins and husband, Chris of Caledonia, Robin Pyeatt and husband, Nick, also of Caledonia; his sister, Elizabeth Smith of Caledonia; five grandchildren, Justen Ringo, Jacob Barton, Allison Rawlins, Blake Rawlins, and Brant Rawlins; and the mother of his daughter, Donna Jenkins Ringo.   

Rob was known as a master mechanic who could fix almost anything and always willing to help anyone who needed it.  He was loved by all who knew him for his generous heart, big laugh and great sense of humor.

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04
Apr

Bonnie Irene (Botkin) Crocker

Bonnie Crocker

Bonnie Irene (Botkin) Crocker passed away on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 in Pilot Knob. She was 89.

She was born on July 2, 1929 in Black, the daughter of the late Robert and Leora (Carty) Botkin.

On July 4, 1947, she was united in marriage to Francis Harold Crocker, who preceded her in death on July 11, 2006.  To this union two children were born, Larry Crocker and wife, Ellen of Ironton, and Norman Crocker and wife, Karen of Farmington.

Also surviving are four grandchildren, Krista LaHay, Jill Moise, Emily Crocker, and Ange Amonette; three great-grandchildren, McKinsey Amonette, Makayla Moise, and Addison LaHay; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Bonnie was preceded in death by her two sisters, Genevieve Moyers and Margaret Harbison, and her brother, Robert Carty.

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13
Mar

Laura Linora Thurman

Laura Linora Thurman

Laura Linora Thurman of Ironton passed away on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 in Farmington. She was 93.

She was born on Nov. 16, 1925 in Hogan, the daughter of the late Drew and Bertha (Govero) Smith.

On Oct. 22, 1942, she was united in marriage to Raymond Thurman, who preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 2002.

To this union four children were born, Charles Thurman and wife, Judy of Canton, TX, Mark Thurman and wife, Carol of Bonne Terre, and Paula Qualls and Roger Thurman, who both preceded her in death.  Also preceding her in death were two sisters, Drucella Smith and Maudrie Ballwin; and her brother, Bennie Smith.

Laura is survived by six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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13
Mar

Ryan Hutson

Ryan Hutson

Ryan Hutson of Poplar Bluff passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 in rural Butler County. He was 36.

He was born on April 9, 1982 to Bruce and Tonya (Boatwright) Hutson in Farmington.

Ryan graduated from Poplar Bluff High School in 2000 and graduated from Three Rivers College and later Southwest Missouri State University (Missouri State) in Springfield with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management.

On May 14, 2005, he married Becky Massie at The First Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff where he and his family are still members. He loved the Lord and worshipping with his family.

Tue
12
Mar

Maudrie Katherine Reves

Maudrie Katherine Reves

Maudrie Katherine Reves, formerly of Arcadia, passed away on Feb. 25, 2019 in Pilot Knob. She was 96.

She was born on Jan. 7, 1923 in Flat River, the daughter of Fred and Lottie Mae (Ivester) Sutton.  After her father died, she was raised by her stepfather, Danny Sutton.

On Jan. 14, 1940, she was united in marriage to William “Hawkshaw” Reves.

To this union three daughters were born, Doris Kindle and husband, Rick of Arcadia, Karen McEntire and husband, Gordon of Arcadia, and Judy Carol Reves who preceded her in death.

Maudrie is survived by four grandchildren, Todd, Anita, Heidi, and Matthew; and seven great-grandchildren, Dwayne, Halsie, Mary Sue, Abby, Levi, Bridget and Grant; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and daughter, Maudrie was preceded in death by her brother, Leon Sutton.

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12
Mar

Gloria Ann Hamm

Gloria Ann Hamm

Gloria Ann Hamm, formally of The Woodlands, TX, passed away on Nov. 23, 2018. She was 80.

She was born on July 5, 1938 in Iowa Park, TX, a daughter of Phineas Bresee and Grace Irene Harnish Lewis.

Surviving Gloria are three sons, Kevin (Rhonda), Kurt (Stacy), and Casey Hamm; two brothers, Wendell (Marlene) and Clinton (Meg) Lewis; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Travis, Taylor Hamm, Kylie Hamm, Logan Hamm, Kathryn Hamm, Jamie Hamm, Laura Hamm, and Donnie Davis; six great-grandchildren, Dean Travis, Elise Travis, Evelyn Hamm, Jayden Hamm, Elijah Hamm, Riley Davis; and a host of loving family members and dear friends.

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