Obituaries

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May

Angela Dawn Sousa-Paisley

Angela Dawn Sousa-Paisley

Angela Dawn Sousa-Paisley of Pilot Knob passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Ironton. She was 42

She was born on Dec. 31, 1974 in Fredericktown, the daughter of the late Thomas James “Buddha” Sousa and Judith Ann (Sutton) Sousa of Ironton.

In addition to her mother, Angie is survived by her two children, Christopher Paisley and Allison Paisley, both of Pilot Knob; her fiance’, Charles Wilson, Jr. of Pilot Knob; his mother, Linda Wilson; and his sisters, Laura Marquis and Susan Walker; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many, many friends.

Angie was a 1993 graduate of Arcadia Valley High School.  She was a member of the Arcadia Valley Elks Lodge.  She loved spending time with her children, family and friends.  

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May

Mark Jackson

Mark Jackson

Mark A. Jackson of Arcadia passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 in Festus. He was 56.

He was born on  Aug. 2, 1960 in Ironton, a son of the late Joe and Dorothy Dement Jackson. 

He is survived by seven children, Mark Jackson and wife Kayleigh of Ironton, Jay Jackson and wife Sara of Cape Girardeau, Emily and Bobette Jackson of Ironton, Kevin Hayes of Kirkwood, Tara Courtway and husband Dave of Ironton, and Tabitha Lambkin and husband Jeremy of Arcadia; his companion, Vicky Hayes; four brothers, Paul, Dale, Dickey and Joe Jackson; two sisters, Jean Herman and Elaine Emert; 11 grandchildren, Alan, Allison, Jeremiah, Hailey, Ciara, Malachi, David, Andrew, Kynnedy, Lyla, and Nolan; and a host of other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, JoAnna Gratton. 

Mark was a Plant Manager for Politte Ready Mix in Potosi. He loved to spend time with his family and ride his Harley Davidson with his friends. 

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18
May

Bernard “Curtis” Leach

Bernard “Curtis” Leach

Bernard “Curtis” Leach of Pearl River, LA, died on Saturday, April 29, 2017. He was 81.

He was born in St. Louis, MO on June 4, 1935 to Bernard and Faye (Gastineau) Leach.

He was a graduate of Ironton High School and of Rolla School of Mines. He served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prior to an over 30-year career in Louisiana and Texas as a petroleum engineer and manager with Schlumberger Offshore Well Services. 

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and was a friend to all he met.  In his spare time, he loved fishing, tinkering with repairs, playing with his dogs, and spending time with his family.  He was a member of St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic Church.

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18
May

Cindy Marie (Clark) Thompson

Cindy Marie (Clark) Thompson

Cindy Marie (Clark) Thompson passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in Belleview. She was 59.

She was born on Aug. 1, 1957 in Saint Louis, daughter to Norman and Rose Marie (Askew) Clark of Belleview.

Cindy is survived by her daughter, Brandelyn Sanders and husband Ricky of Belleview; her grandson, Brant Sanders; her granddaughter, Audrey Sanders; her parents, Norman and Rose Marie Clark; her special friend, Robbie Abney; as well as a host of other relatives and many friends.  

Cindy worked as a secretary for Dr. William McKinney for 15 years.  

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 15, 2017 from Bryson Funeral Home with Dr. William McKinney officiating.  Interment was in the Caledonia Methodist Cemetery.  

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brysonfuneralhome.com.

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18
May

Glen Melvin Parker

Glen Melvin Parker

Glen Melvin Parker of Piedmont passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Home in Piedmont. He was 98.

He was born on Sept. 5, 1918, to the late Oscar Parker and Nellie (Hinkle) Parker in Brunot.

In addition to his parents, Glen is preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Norma (Mann) Parker; two children, Glenna Lewis and Dwight Parker; one grandchild, Robert Warren; three brothers, Roy Parker, Nolan Parker, and Zan Parker; and two sisters, Lora Mae Heath and Thena Wilson.

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18
May

Helen Nadine Slusher 

Helen Nadine Slusher 

Helen Nadine Slusher  passed away on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Townhouse Residential Care Center in Annapolis. She was 92.

She was born on April 1, 1925 in Saco, the daughter of Thomas J. Berry and Myrtle (West) Berry. 

A lifelong resident of Iron County, she worked for many years as a bus driver and teacher’s aide at the Missouri State School in Ironton. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church in Annapolis.

Helen was married to James G. Slusher on Dec. 22, 1942 in Ironton, and he passed away on August 15, 2000.

Also preceding her in death were her parents, Thomas and Myrtle Berry, and one brother, James T. Berry.

Survivors include three children, Carolyn Sue Hodge and her husband, Virgel of Piedmont, James Gay Slusher and his wife Shirley, of Des Arc, and Mary Jean Westmoreland and her husband, Richard, of Annapolis.

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18
May

Jane Bolte

Jane Bolte

Jane Bolte of Farmington passed away at her home on May 5, 2017.  She was 80.

She was born in Ironton on Sept. 20, 1936 to the late Ronald Roy Hixson and Leola Ann (White) Hixson. 

Jane was the loving wife of James Bolte; mother of Bruce, Jeff and Tim Sweeney; a dear grandmother and great- grandmother as well as a sister to Marilyn Dickey.  She also leaves behind her beloved canine companion, Toby. 

Friends and family may call at Cozean Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, May 9 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Visitation will resume Wednesday morning beginning at 7 a.m. until the time of the service beginning at 10 a.m. with Chaplain Allan Harmening officiating.  

Interment will follow at Caledonia Methodist Cemetery.  Memorials, if desired, may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.  View the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.

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18
May

Sonya Colleen Thomas

Sonya Colleen Thomas

Sonya Colleen Thomas of Belleview passed away on April 28, 2017 in Festus. She was 51.

She was born on June 26, 1965 in Potosi, the daughter of the late Virginia Marie Thomas.

Sonya is survived by her Aunt Ann Queen of Pilot Knob, her Aunt Melba Thomas of Ironton, her significant other, Tom Kitchell of Ironton, several cousins and many, many friends.    

Sonya was a 1984 graduate of Arcadia Valley High School.  She was a member of Belleview United Methodist Church. She was employed by Belleview R-3 Schools.  Sonya loved children and she enjoyed her job at the school.  She liked flowers, county fairs and the 4th of July celebration.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 4 at 11a.m. from Bryson Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Skaggs officiating.  Visitation was on Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Interment was in Thomas Cemetery.  

Memorials may be made to Belleview United Methodist Church.  

Thu
18
May

Richard Lee Powers

Richard Lee Powers

Richard Lee Powers of Imperial passed away on May 4, 2017 in St. Louis.  He was 63.

He was born on April 15, 1954 in St. Louis, the son of the late Elmer Ray Powers and Clydia (Shriver) Powers of Lesterville.

On July 23, 1994, he was united in marriage to Mary Catherine Jablonski,  who survives and resides in Imperial.  

Also surviving are his children, Jennifer Tucker and husband, Jeff of St. Louis, and Steven Powers, also of St. Louis; his brother, Ken Powers and partner, Rob Endicott of St. Louis; three grandchildren, Andrew, Noah, and Mason Tucker of St. Louis; as well as a host of other relatives and many, many friends.

Richard was a proud graduate of Roosevelt High School in St. Louis, a member of the class of 1972.  He had a varied business career, working for General American Life Insurance Company, a railroad engineer for Missouri Pacific, and a project estimator for the Trane Corporation.  

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04
May

Vernon ‘Oscar’ Hurt

Oscar Hurt

 

Vernon “Oscar” Hurt of Middle Brook passed away on April 24, 2017 at his residence. He was 78.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1938 in Graniteville, a son of the late Floyd L. and Gladys Ileen Howell Hurt. 

On July 27, 1962 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Jane Anderson, who survives. 

To this union three children were born, Daniel Oscar Hurt and wife Andrea of Fredericktown, Mary Jane Hankins of Desloge, and Richard Lee Hurt and wife Deanna of Middle Brook. 

Also surviving are three brothers, Charles Hurt of Belleview, Everet Hurt of Bowling Green, KY, and Phillip Lee “ Gus” Hurt of Arcadia; one sister, Mary K. Morefield of Middle Brook; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by one brother, Delbert Hurt, and two sisters, Marcella McDaniel and Evay Barnes. 

Oscar attended the First Baptist Church with his wife Jane at one time. 

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