Obituaries

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Patricia Ellen Pauley

Patricia Ellen Pauley

Patricia Ellen Pauley of Middlebrook passed away on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at her residence. She was 86.

She was born on Aug.18, 1932 in Atlantic, IA, the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Lang) Lambert.

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Paul R. Felts

Paul R. Felts

Paul R. Felts passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at his home in Fort Worth, TX. He was 77.

Paul was born on January 23, 1941 in St. Louis to Allan and Reba Felts. 

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Kenneth Walter Townsend

Kenneth Walter Townsend

Kenneth Walter Townsend of Ironton passed away on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 at Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Marble Hill. He was 85.

He was born on Jan. 24, 1933 in Belleville, IL, the son of the late Walter and Mathilda (Cange) Townsend.

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Rosemary Ann Hartung

Rosemary Ann Hartung

Rosemary Ann Hartung of Caledonia passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 at Potosi Manor. She was 86.

She was born on Sept. 7, 1932 in St. Louis to Bernard R. Steinhoff and Alma E. Hannebaum.  

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Nancy A. (Harms) Huff

Nancy Huff

Mrs. Nancy A. (Harms) Huff of Poplar Bluff died on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau surrounded by her loving children.  She was 80.

Mrs. Huff was born on July 4, 1938 in Newark, NJ to Walter H. Harms Sr. and Gladys M. Harms, who both preceded her in death.

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David J. Reichert

David J. Reichert

David J. Reichert of Farmington passed away on Oct. 30, 2018 in Arcadia. He was 59.

David was born on July 16, 1959 in Ironton, to the late Harold E. and Eula Mae (Welch) Reichert.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Edward “Eddie” Reichert and father-in-law, Richard W. Kreitler.

David was a loving husband and father. Always compassionate with everyone he met. He took great care and pride in his work in lawn care after his retirement from AT&T.

Survivors include his loving wife, Catherine A. (Kreitler) Reichert; loving son, Noah Reichert; brothers, Robert L. (and wife Vicky) Reichert and Frank M. (and wife Cindy) Reichert, sister, Mary Ann    (and husband David “Woody”) Woodland; mother-in-law, Leone M. Kreitler; aunt, Darlene E. Reichert; nieces, nephews and special friend, Johnny Scott.

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James Leslie Pinkley

James Leslie Pinkley

James Leslie Pinkley of Lesterville passed away on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 at his home in Lesterville. He was 66.

He was born in Ironton on Sept. 24, 1952, to Leslie and Betty (George) Pinkley.

James was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church and the Lesterville Lions Club. He spent his life working as a teacher in the Lesterville School District.  He loved working with children, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In his free time James enjoyed hunting and spending time outdoors.

On May 19, 1973, James was united in marriage to Margie Sue Bradshaw in Lesterville. To this union two daughters were born.

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Johnny V. Daggett

Johnny V. Daggett

Johnny V. Daggett of Piedmont, formerly of Des Arc, passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was 72.

He was born in Des Arc, on Aug. 27, 1946 to parents Charles Truman and Viola (James) Daggett.

Johnny attended Des Arc School until it closed, then attended Annapolis School.

He proudly served in the United States Army in Germany prior to being honorably discharged.

During his working career, he traveled around the United States working as a commercial pipefitter.

Johnny enjoyed fishing, hunting and most importantly, his family. He was a practical joker with a great sense of humor.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Missy Inman; brother:, Jerry Daggett; half-brother, Jr Steel, and half-sister, Mary Jo Dougherty.

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Wilfred Leonard "Bill" Adams

Bill Adams

Wilfred Leonard Adams, known to most as “Bill,” passed away on Oct. 27, 2018 at his residence. He was 72.

He was born on Aug. 13, 1946 in Festus, the son of the late Kenneth and Dorothy (Martin) Adams.

On June 3, 1967, he was united in marriage to Jeanne Ellen Blankenship, who survives. To this union two children were born, Will Adams and wife, Karla of Wesley Chapel, FL and Michelle Adams Menley of Pilot Knob.

Bill is also survived by five grandchildren, Kailey, Kassidy, and Kamryn Adams and Britney and Kensey Menley; three nephews, Mark, Shannon, and Lloyd McClain; his niece, Cindy Yount; and his brother, Bobby; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his brother, Barney and his sister, Mary Joyce McClain.

Bill served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  He worked as a heavy equipment operator for 50 years with the last 20 being at Construction Engineers in Bloomsdale.   

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Mary Jane Griggs

Mary Jane Griggs

Mary Jane Griggs of Annapolis passed away on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. She was 89.

She was born on June 22, 1929 in Chloride, a daughter of the late Vincent and Laura Belle Heaston Sutton.

On March 6, 1946, Mary was united in marriage to Isaac Paul Griggs, who preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1993.

To this union six children were born, John Griggs and wife Joyce of Annapolis, Charlie Griggs and wife Jenny of Patterson, Nancy Inman and husband Kelly of Ironton, Diann Hartwick and husband Curtis of Ironton, Elmo Griggs and wife Ruth of Annapolis, and Kay Marler of Annapolis.

Also surviving are a brother, Cecil Sutton of Ironton; one sister, Irene Keith of Marble Hill; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Walter, Lewis, Robert, and George; two sisters, Elizabeth Sutton and Florence Savage, and one granddaughter.

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