Obituaries

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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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Mavis Rose Mooney

Mavis Rose Mooney

Mavis Rose Mooney passed away on Oct. 16, 2018 at The Baptist Home. She was 96.

She was born on Dec. 4, 1921 in Caledonia to the late Jesse Robert Akers and Ethel (Compton) Akers.

On Dec. 2, 1942, she was united in marriage to Lloyd Franklin Mooney, who preceded her in death on Aug. 21, 2015.

Mavis is survived by two daughters, Kathy Mooney of Los Angeles, CA, Dree Krafft and husband Bob of Largo, FL; her sister, Mary Ann Knight of Ironton; her brother and sister-in-law, Al and Joyce Mooney of Los Angeles, CA; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, as well as a host of other family members and friends.   

Mavis was preceded in death by one son, Michael Paul Mooney, and her brother, Jesse “Edward” Akers.

Mavis attended church at The Baptist Home.  She enjoyed playing golf, cooking, and reading.

A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at 10 a.m. at The Baptist Home Chapel with Pastor Jim Wills officiating.

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Marvin Conway Goehman,  Jr.

Marvin Conway Goehman,  Jr.

Marvin Conway Goehman,  Jr. of Arcadia passed away on Oct. 18, 2018 at his residence. He was 80.

He was born on June 15, 1938 in Jackson, a son of the late Marvin, Sr. and Helen Chapman Goehman.

On Dec. 17, 1977, he was united in marriage to Alice Lucille Mayfield, who survives.

Also surviving are three children, Tanya Busch and husband John of Austin, TX, Zane Goehman and wife Charlene of St. Louis, and Melissa Matthew and husband Todd of High Ranch, CO; a brother, Lonnie Goehman and wife Elaine of Des Arc; nine grandchildren, Wesley, Miles, Molly, Quinn, Nathaniel, Grace, Lochlan, Kelsey, and Haylee; and many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Milton, and a sister, Delores Tanner.

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Giles Kinzer Hun

Giles Kinzer Hun

Giles Kinzer Hunt, known to his friends and family as “GK,” passed away on October 15, 2018 in Ironton. He was 84.

He was born on Nov. 22, 1933 in Ironton, the son of the late Giles Kinzer Hunt, Sr. and Gladys (Richards) Hunt.

Giles was a 1951 graduate of Ironton High School and attended the University of Missouri - Columbia, where he graduated in 1955 with a B.S. in Agriculture.  In the summers he worked for the United States Forest Service in Montana.

He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1955 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant.  He was stationed in Alaska, where he was a radar intercept officer and received several citations for his work.  While in Alaska, he earned his private pilot’s license.  He was honorably discharged as a 1st Lieutenant in 1957.

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Larry Lee Nelson

Larry Lee Nelson

Larry Lee Nelson of West Plains passed away on Thursday morning, Oct. 4, 2018 at his home. He was 80.

He was born on Dec. 13, 1937, at Laramie, WY, to Charles and Ivaun Nelson.

Larry attended The School of Mines at Rolla, and went on to receive his Master’s in Metallurgy at the University of Denver.

On Jan. 27, 1968, he married Valerie Jane Geltz at Denver, CO.  In 1970, they moved to Ironton.  Larry worked for the ASARCO Plant as a metallurgist and taught at South Iron High School in Annapolis.  He later gained his real estate agent license and taught at Arcadia Valley High in Ironton.

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Brian K. Froneyberger

Brian K. Froneyberger

Brian K. Froneyberger passed away Oct. 3, 2018.

He was 46.

He was born on June 1, 1972 in St. Louis, the son of Dan Froneyberger and Donna (Bullock) Eakins.

He grew up in Fenton, with his step-mom Cathlynn (Murphy) Zehner and siblings Denise, James and Christie.

In 1995 Dan wed Dora Rice, who is the mother of Tim Crocker.

He was later married to Donna (Howard) Froneyberger.

He went to Eureka High School and played football, which soon became another love and hobby for him that he carried on as he coached his own son in the sport.

Brian was a graduate of Central Missouri State University.  His family has a farm near Farmington, which also became a big passion for him.  He enjoyed fishing on the lake there.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at the First Unity Church on Butler Hill Road in St. Louis.

Visitation was held prior to and following the funeral service.

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