Obituaries

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Michael James Joseph Davis

Michael James Joseph Davis

Michael James Joseph Davis of Park Hills passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. He was 37.

He was born on March 31, 1981 in Riverside, CA, the son of Larry and Joy (Aernouts) Davis of Arcadia. 

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Edna E. McDonald

Edna E. McDonald

Edna E. McDonald of Nebraska City, NE passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at her daughter Kathy’s home in Nebraska City.  She was 87.

Edna was born on Nov. 22, 1930 in Plattsmouth, NE, the daughter of George Garland and Almeta Isabelle (Robinson) Forbes.  

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Montie Vernon “Jack” Goggin

Montie Vernon “Jack” Goggin

Montie Vernon “Jack” Goggin of Lesterville passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018. He was 93. 

He was born the first son of Oscar and Bessie (Adams) Goggin of Lesterville on Sept. 8, 1924. 

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Alice Marie (Rice) Blanton

Alice Marie (Rice) Blanton

Alice Marie (Rice) Blanton passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2018. She was 85.

She was born on Jan. 3, 1933, a daughter of the late Charles “Red” and Martha E. Hanson Rice. 

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James Gale Meyer

James Gale Meyer of Pevely passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. He was 76.

He was born on March 7, 1942 in Pilot Knob, the son of the late Martha (nee Zude) and Jacob Meyer.    

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Joseph “Joe” Allgier, Jr

Joseph “Joe” Allgier, Jr. passed away on Friday, May 11, 2018.  He was 86.

Joe was born on March 29, 1932 in Iron County, the son of Joseph and Essie Allgier.

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Marie Irene Kneip

Marie Irene Kneip

Marie Irene Kneip of Ironton passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at her residence. She was 81.

 She was born on Dec. 31, 1936 in St. Louis, the daughter of the late Lowell and Irene (Thompson) Northcutt.

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Carol Ann Branstetter

Carol Ann Branstetter

Carol Ann Branstetter of Ironton passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Cape Girardeau. She was 78.

She was born on Sept. 30, 1939 in Florissant, the daughter of the late Leonard and Florence (Ellebracht) Korte.

On April 11, 1959, she was united in marriage to Jim Branstetter who survives.  To this union five children were born, Ron Branstetter and wife, Connie of Olney, IL, Dean Branstetter and wife, Pat of Jackson, Joe Branstetter and wife, Melinda of Ironton, Lori Ann Branstetter, who preceded her in death, and Jamie Branstetter and wife, Vicki of Pilot Knob.

Carol is survived by four brothers, Paul Korte of Joplin, Denny Korte of Sedalia, Clyde Korte of Bowling Green, and Mark Korte of MT; three sisters, Alice Wright of Vandalia, Jane Trower of St. Peters, and Laura Vandelicht of Bowling Green; 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

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Wanda Lee Russell

Wanda Lee Russell

Wanda Lee Russell of Ironton passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018. She was 78.

She was born on April 5, 1931, the daughter of the late John Edgar and Eva (King) Young.

On July 23, 1951, Wanda was united in marriage to George E. Russell, who preceded her in death on May 15, 1983.

She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Hazel Persons and Carol Reed.

Wanda is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, John Russell and Sue McCanless of Ironton; two sisters, Wilda Blanton of Arcadia and Ruth Schrum of O’Fallon; a granddaughter, Marti McCanless; as well as a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wanda was a member of Liberty Baptist Church of Arcadia.  She was active in her church and she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Wanda also worked many years for the old St. Mary’s Hospital, the Brown Shoe Company, the Stricklin family and finally the City of Ironton.

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Loraine “Maxine” Ridlon

Loraine “Maxine” Ridlon

Loraine “Maxine” Ridlon, formerly of Ironton, passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 in Park Hills.  She was 78.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1939 in Banner, the daughter of the late Harold and Essie (Gaston) Crocker.

On April 26, 1957, she was united in marriage to Richard Douglas Ridlon, Sr., who preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 2011.  To this union three children were born, Richard Ridlon Jr. and wife, Simplicia of Park Hills, Gary Ridlon and wife, Charma of Farmington, and Brenda Ridlon of Farmington.

In addition to her children, Maxine is survived by three brothers, Vic Crocker of Graniteville, Millard Crocker of Farmington, and William Crocker of Park Hills; three sisters, Wanda Horne of Fredericktown, Joyce Guffey of Florida and Virginia Spicer of Tennessee; four grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

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