Obituaries

Wed
30
Sep

Richard D. Firkins

Richard D. Firkins of Annapolis passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. He was 77. Richard was born June 2, 1938 in Rupert, Idaho. He is survived by his wife Helen Bollinger Firkins; three children, Byron Firkins, Dixie Flores, Sandra Firkins; four stepchildren, Richard Bollinger, Joe Bollinger, Mike Bollinger, and Deborah Copeland; three brothers, Douglas Firkins, Don Firkins, and Eugene Firkins; and two sisters, Lorna Firkins, and Glenda Nelson. Several grandchildren and several great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. www.colefamilyfuneralhomes.com

Thu
10
Sep

Larry G. Abernathy

Larry G. Abernathy of Piedmont passed away Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 in his home with his family by his side. He was 65. He was born June 1, 1950 in Cape Girardeau. He lived in Burfordville for a brief time before moving to Snohomish, WA, at the age of three, where he later met his wife. After their marriage in 1971, they lived in Poplar Bluff, Springfield, and again in Washington State before settling in Piedmont. He worked at ISP Minerals (now SGI) for 29 years. He was affectionately known to his co-workers as a pleasant irritation. He was well known for his woodworking skills and his artwork. Larry had a passion for flying ultralight airplanes and riding motorcycles. He was also a Little League coach. He leaves behind his wife, J. Janetlee “Janet”, and his two sons, Travis (Terri), and Vincent. He also leaves behind his two grandsons, Luke and Daniel. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilson and Dorothy Abernathy, and his oldest brother, Ronald Abernathy.

Thu
10
Sep

Kenneth “Nick” Allgier

Kenneth “Nick” Allgier of Fredericktown died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 at his home. He was 62. He was born Sept. 20, 1952 in Ironton, the son of Joseph and Patsy Allgier. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph N. and Essie Allgier, Sr.; Sam Smallen and Opal Smithey; and brother, Don Leslie Allgier. Survirors include his parents; sons, Justin Allgier of Mineral Point and Charles Allgier of Desloge; brothers, Ray D. Allgier, Tim D. Allgier, and Joseph P. Allgier, all of Fredericktown; sisters, Susie Parkerson of Tennessee and Becky Brewer of Fredericktown; and four grandchildren. Nick was a member of the St. Michael’s Catholic Church. He enjoyed potholders and visiting with family. A prayer service was held August 24 and the Mass of Christian burial was held August 25 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church with Father Mitchell Wilk officiating. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

Thu
10
Sep

Anise Jewell (West) Clemonds

Anise Jewell (West) Clemonds passed away at Des Peres Hospital on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. She was 86. She was born on March 13, 1929, the daughter of the late Arthur and Ethel (Carnahan) West. On June 24, 1950, she was united in marriage to Buster Lee Clemonds, who preceded her in death on July 19, 1990. To this union two children were born, Beverly and husband Glen Jenkins of Farmington and Melissa Brooks and Randy Warren of Annapolis. Anise also raised her granddaughter, Mercedes Williams. All are surviving. Anise is additionally survived by her niece, Dollie Mae West McKinney, whom Anise’s parents raised. Anise is also survived by grandchildren Alpine, Destiny, Hunter, Serenity, and Courtney; five greatgrandchildren, Megan, Zachary, Bridget, Ivy, and Lily; and one great-greatgranddaughter, Harlow.

Thu
10
Sep

Jerry Turner

Jerry Turner of Pilot Knob, passed away in his home on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. He was 66. He was born on March 21, 1949, the son of the late James and Mildred (Shelton) Turner. On Jan. 6, 1974, he was united in marriage to Carla (Jones) Turner, who survives. To this union five children were born, Corby and wife Betsy Turner of Arcadia, John and wife Candice Turner of Arcadia, Kim and husband Max Randolph of Arcadia, Mandi and husband Eric Goodman of Ironton, and Julie Turner of Ironton. Jerry is also survived by his grandchildren who were the light of his life, Christopher, Abbi, Kara, Kaylee, Lucas, Bella, Susan, Libby, Jacob, and Caysee-Lin. Also surviving are three brothers, Leroy Burns of Farmington, Leo Burns of Mineola, TX, and Charles Turner of Arcadia; two sisters, Brenda Turner of Arcadia, and Karen Reagan of Arcadia; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, many friends and fellow junk enthusiasts.

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