Obituaries

Thu
16
Aug

Carolyn Sue Robinson

Carolyn Sue Robinson

Carolyn Sue Robinson of Ironton passed away on Friday, Aug. 9, 2018 at her home near Ironton with her loving family around her. She was 77,

She was born on Dec. 13, 1940 in St. Louis, a daughter of the late Warren and Zora Fears Piper.

On May 11, 1957, she was united in marriage to Harold Junior Robinson, who preceded her in death on June 12, 2006.

To this union was born three children, Diana Hedgecock, Debby Robinson, and Danny Robinson, all of Ironton. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Crystal Gormley, Jennifer Hopper, and Billy Hill; 13 great- grandchildren; a brother, Charles; two sisters, Wanda, and Virginia; and a special niece, Tonya.

She was preceded in death by one sister, JoAnn.

Sue, as she was known, was the matriarch of her family. She loved spending time with her family and loved her humming birds.

Sue was a long-time member and past President of the Women’s Auxiliary.

Thu
16
Aug

James Thormod Naug

James Thormod Naug

James Thormod Naug passed away on Wednesday Aug. 1, 2018 at his home in Athens, TX. He was 52.

Jamie was born in St. Louis, the son of Tom Naug and Cheri Joan DeGonia Lee.

He lived most of his life in Texas, but commonly referred to his home as Ironton.

Jamie was a passionate man who loved spending quality time with his daughter, Kaleigh. His greatest and most fulfilling accomplishment was being her father. He was extremely loving and proud of Kaleigh and her sister Marissa Mayes.

In his spare time, he enjoyed being with his family and friends. He knew no stranger and had a story and joke for everyone.

Jamie is survived by his daughter Kaleigh of Eustace, TX, and her sister Marissa Mayes; his mother, Cheri Joan DeGonia Lee; one sister, Tonia Naug; one brother, Michael Naug and wife Starla Naug; his loving niece, Brianna Naug; two nephews, Blaise Naug, Teagan Minks; and many friends.

Thu
16
Aug

Kenneth Joy Grigery, Sr

Kenneth Grigery

Kenneth Joy Grigery, Sr. of Des Arc passed away in Farmington on Saturday, July 21, 2018. He was 87.

Kenneth was born on Sept. 9, 1930 in Piedmont, Missouri the son of the late Willis Jackson and Ruth Marie (Mann) Grigery.

On Feb. 14, 1953, Kenneth was united in marriage to Doris Jean Parton, who preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 2007.

He is survived by his five loving children, Sandra Milam and husband, Bill of Belgrade, Kenneth Grigery and wife, Brandy of Farmington, Brenda Hamilton of Ironton, James Grigery and wife, Rhonda of Des Arc, and Kimberly Davis and husband, Terry of Piedmont.

Kenneth is also survived by his sister, Loretta Goodman of Kansas City; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Kenneth was also preceded in death by his brother, Bill Grigery.

Thu
16
Aug

Robert Lee Carty

Robert Carty

Robert Lee Carty of Annapolis passed away on Monday, July 23, 2018 at his residence. He was 91.

He was born on June 30, 1927 in Black, the son of the late Roy Lee Henson and Leora Pearl Carty.

Robert is survived by his wife, Lucy Louise Barton, whom he married on January 27, 1990.

Also surviving are his children, Ronnie Carty and wife, Connie of Belleview, Carol Herbst and husband, Douglas of Annapolis, Donald Artinger and wife, Pam of Cahokia, IL, Debra Artinger of Ironton; his sister, Bonnie Crocker of Pilot Knob; 15 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Robert was preceded in death by his first wife, Alberta Mae Carty; his daughter, Patricia Gehrs; and two sisters, Margaret Harbison and Genevieve Moyer.

Robert proudly served his country in the United States Army.

Thu
16
Aug

Sharon Elizabeth James

Sharon Elizabeth James passed away on Wednesday, July 18 at the Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis. She was 72.

She was born on April 13, 1946 at St. Louis, the daughter of Henry Buthe and Dorine (Doerrer) Buthe.

Sharon was a homemaker and was of the Catholic faith.

She married Billy T. James on Feb. 12, 1962 in Brookline, IL and he passed away on April 10, 2005.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, Henry and Dorine Buthe; and her son, Russell James.

Survivors include her sister, Kathy Ferguson and her husband Randy, of Piedmont; her niece and nephew, who she considered her grandchildren, Shannan and Justin Whitfield, of North Carolina, Nicholas and Lakota Ferguson and their children Emma and Camden, of Pennsylvania; her maternal aunt, Laverne Buthe; and many cousins and a close circle of friends.

She will be very deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Thu
16
Aug

Orphia Opal Boren

Orphia Opal Boren

Orphia Opal Boren, formerly of Arcadia, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2018 in Festus. She was 92.

She was born on July 8, 1926, the daughter of the late William and Jeanette (Henry) Golden.

On Oct. 26, 1946, she was united in marriage to George Edward Boren, who preceded her in death on May 28, 2004.

To this union five children were born, Jeanetta Cochran and husband, Norman of Ironton, Ronald Boren and wife, Leslie of Pilot Knob, Daniel Boren, Richard Boren and Paula Gordon, who all preceded her in death; two grandsons, Jeremy Gordon and Jason Gordon; and granddaughter, Melissa Vassel. The grandchildren spent a lot of time in Orphia’s home and she treated them as her own.

Orphia is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, several great- great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thu
16
Aug

Kevin Stewart Guertin

Kevin Stewart Guertin of Cornelia passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018. He was 55.

He was born on Feb. 9, 1963, in Cherry Hill, NJ, a son of Shirley Occhino Guertin Thomas of Ironton, and the late John Robert “Jack” Guertin, Sr.

Kevin owned and operated Guertin Unlimited and was a member and former deacon of Demorest Baptist Church. He loved his family and enjoyed history, especially Native American culture, do-it-yourself projects, hot rod cars, road trips and just having fun in general.

Thu
16
Aug

Donald Gottman

Donald Gottman of Ashland, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.  He was 76 years old.

Don was born on October 7, 1941 in Millcreek, the son of Lee Roy and Ethel Juanita Walker Gottman.

He married Linda Reynolds and she preceded in death. He married Sue Horton on August 30, 1979 in Irondale.

He retired from Ameren UE as a Senior Lineman. Don loved the outdoors, fishing and spoiling his grandkids. He coached many softball and baseball games.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday August 11, 2018 at 6 p.m.  at Bryson Funeral Home in Ironton.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Thu
16
Aug

Oland L. Brawley

Oland L. Brawley of Annapolis passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont. He was 69.

He was born Sept. 26, 1948 in Reynolds County, the son of Gilbert and Pauline (Barnes) Brawley.

A lifelong resident of Iron county, he was a logger and had attended the Cowboy Church.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Brawley, of Annapolis; his son, David Brawley, of Annapolis; his grandson, Justyn Brawley, of Annapolis; two brothers, Gerald Brawley and Marvin Brawley, both of Redford; two stepsisters, Lois Chitwood and Doris Barnes, both of Ellington; his extended family, Nadine, Leon, Eric, Elaine and Vonnie Pierson, all of Annapolis; and many nieces and nephews.

Sun
29
Jul

Gloria “JoAnne” Boyer

Gloria “JoAnne” Boyer

Gloria “JoAnne” Boyer of Arcadia passed away on Sundaym July 8, 2018 at her residence in Iron County. She was 77.

She was born on April 13, 1941 in Richwoods, the daughter of the late Douglas McMahan and Irene (Martin) McMahan.

On Nov. 12, 1960 JoAnne was united in marriage to Martin Frances Boyer, who survives.

JoAnne is also survived by a son, Brian Clarence Boyer of the state of Washington; a daughter, Linda Trebing of Edwardsville, IL; one brother, Vernon McMahan of Bismarck; four sisters, Janet Davis of Farmington, Erma Dennis of Arcadia, Bonnie DeClue of Desloge, Audra McMahan of Potosi; one grandchild, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

JoAnne was preceded in death by her brother, Lloyd McMahan and a sister, Lestie Hayes.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. from Bryson Funeral Home Chapel.

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