Obituaries

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Dec

Elizabeth ‘Joy’ Smith

Joy Smith

Elizabeth “Joy” Smith, of O’Fallon, formerly of Des Arc, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.  She was 88.

Joy was born in Annapolis, on April 18, 1930 to the late Roy and Opal (Pond) Worley.

Joy married Avery L. Smith on Feb. 25, 1952 and they were blessed with two children.

She was a devoted wife and mother. Joy was a member of the Eastern Star for 50 years, was a life member of the Missouri State Teachers Association, and a member of First Baptist Church in Lake Saint Louis.

Joy worked as a teacher in the Normandy School District and retired after 30 years of teaching. She taught at Des Arc school before moving to the St. Louis area. She loved flowers and was an avid gardener. Most of all, Joy loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William “Bill” Worley.

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27
Dec

Mildred M. Hill

Mildred Hill

Mildred  M. Hill of Advance, formerly of Piedmont, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Oakdale Care Center in Poplar Bluff. She was 80.

Mildred was born on Dec. 10, 1937, in Des Arc to parents Goldsmith and Laura (Mann) Middleton.

On July 22, 1955 Mildred married Thomas Hill and to this union, three children were born.

Mildred was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family meant everything to her. She was an avid reader, enjoyed flowers and loved babies. She was actively involved in the upbringing of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents; her husband of 32 years; brothers, Robert Middleton, Russell Middleton, William Middleton; sisters, Maxine Mitchell, Helen Stout, Doris McFadden, Alma Scarbrough, Lois Ruble; and two great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Leah Hornbostel.

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27
Dec

Vernon ‘Turnip’ Sutton

Vernon Sutton

Vernon “Turnip” Sutton of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Annapolis, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was 85.

He was born on Aug. 10, 1933 in Lesterville, to parents Raymond and Jessie (Weltie) Sutton.

Vernon married Alice Jane Talley on March 31, 1956, and to this union one son was born.

Vernon enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

He proudly served in the Army for two years.

He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and neighbors. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Middleton and Juanita Middleton.

Vernon is survived by his loving wife of 62 years; son, Duane Sutton of Poplar Bluff; sisters, Anna Lou Midkiff and husband Earl of Piedmont, Verlina Middleton and husband Doyle of Piedmont, and Faith Hamilton and husband Sam of Springfield.

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27
Dec

Wilma M. Burroughs

Wilma M. Burroughs

Wilma M. Burroughs passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2018 at the Meadowbrook Care Facility in Pilot Knob.  She was 87.

Wilma was born on July 17, 1931 on Goose Creek, the daughter of the late Allen and Alpha (Casey) McNail.

She was united in marriage to Elmer Warner on July 30, 1949 in Annapolis. To this union two children were born.

Elmer preceded her in death on October 8, 1970.

On October 18, 1974, Wilma was united in marriage to Paul Burroughs in Redford. He preceded her in death on August 28, 1997.

Wilma was a graduate of Centerville High School where she later worked as a secretary for the Centerville School District for 41 years.

She was a member of the Reynolds County Fair Board, the Ambulance Board, and the Hospital Board.

Wilma was a wonderful woman loved by many; she was a proud resident and a wonderful addition to the Reynolds County Community.

Thu
27
Dec

Kym Renae Jones Cowins

Kym Cowins

Kym Renae Jones Cowins of Ironton passed away at her home.  She was 57.

She was born in Granite City, IL on Sept. 12, 1961 to Larry Jones and the late Shelly Trigg Bakken.

On July 11, 2013, Kym was united in marriage to James Cowins who survives. Also surviving are her father and stepmother, Larry and Pat Jones of Arcadia; a granddaughter, Mercedes Kessler of St. Louis; a step-daughter, Michelle Jamese Cowins of St. Louis;  three brothers, Monty Jones of North Carolina, Larry Jones,  Jr. and wife Jamie of Ironton, and Tommy Brogan and wife Brandi of Ironton; one sister, Kathy Jones of Ironton; a grandmother, Evelyn Trigg of Alton, IL; a host of nieces, nephews, and many other family members and loving friends.

Kym was preceded in death by her mother Shelly Bakken; one daughter, Miranda Foster Powell; a granddaughter, Gracee Foster; and her stepfather, Chuck Bakken.

Sat
01
Dec

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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01
Dec

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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01
Dec

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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01
Dec

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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01
Dec

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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