Obituaries

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30
Nov

Estella Marie Usher

Estella Marie Usher

Estella Marie Usher, known to most as Stella, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 at her residence in Farmington. She was 76.

She was born Nov. 17, 1939 in Louisiana, MO, the daughter of the late Lester and Sarah (England) Martin.

Stella is survived by her seven children, Patricia Taylor of Fredericktown, Cynthia Glowczewski of Ironton, Lester Christie and wife Jamie of Farmington, Roy Christie Sr. of Fredericktown, Tom Christie and wife Tonya of Ironton, Myrtle Usher and husband Buddy of Farmington, and Pamela Gusman and husband Lee of Farmington. 

In addition to her children, she is survived by two sisters, Etta Faye Reno of Wellsville, and Virginia Bell of Farmington; 25 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. 

Mon
30
Nov

Alan Wesley “AJ” Littrell Jr.

Alan Wesley “AJ” Littrell Jr.

Alan Wesley “AJ” Littrell Jr. was born January 21, 1991 in Farmington to Alan and Naomi (Warren) Littrell.

He departed this life on July 9, 2015. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial services will be at the Signer Senior Center in Arcadia at noon on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015.

Interment will be in the Huff Cemetery.

Sat
28
Nov

Alonzo “Lon” Edgar Whited

Alonzo “Lon” Edgar Whited

Alonzo “Lon” Edgar Whited of Ironton passed away in Farmington on November 15, 2015.  He was 91.
Lon was born July 27, 1924 in Ironton to the late Harve and Zanoba Raines Whited.
In 1944, Lon was united in marriage to Mildred Maxine Mercer, who preceded him in death in 1983, and to this union, seven children were born.
On January 31, 1986 Lon was united in marriage to Ona Jewel Bain, who survives.
Lon was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Mildred; an infant son, Lon Richard Whited; a son, Roy Denver Whited; his brothers, Delbert, Everette, Howard “Sonny,”; his sisters, Eula Marler and Francis Dunbar; and a step-daughter, Jeanett Brockes.

Sat
28
Nov

John James Gutches

John James Gutches

John James Gutches of Lesterville passed away on Nov. 18, 2015.  He was 49.
John was born on Oct. 18, 1966 in Sun Valley, Idaho, the son of the late Lois Rine Gutches and Verl Gutches.
He was united in marriage to Robin Vert on July 24, 1998 in Farmington.
John attended Black River Baptist Church. He was a member of the Northern Reynolds County Fire Protection District, a first responder, and a former board member of the Reynolds County Ambulance District.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, frog-gigging, four wheeling, swimming, and raising Doberman Pinschers. John’s greatest love was spending time with his family and friends, especially his wife, children and grandbaby.

Sat
28
Nov

Barbara Louise Browers

Barbara Louise Browers

Barbara Louise Browers of Arcadia passed away Nov. 18, 2015 in Cape Girardeau.  She was 70.
She was born Nov. 4, 1945 in Glover, a daughter of the late Ira and Georgia Bone Wadlow.
In June 1963, she was united in marriage to James E. Browers Sr., who preceded her in death in February 2000.
To this union was born three children, Mrs. Paula Head and husband Randall of Arcadia, Preston Browers and wife Connie of Arcadia, and a son James E. Browers, Jr. who preceded her in death.
Other survivors include her very special friend,  Lemrow “Sonny” Hartwick; two brothers, Ronnie Wadlow of Ironton and Tim Wadlow of Farmington; six sisters, Vicki Harper of Bonne Terre, Connie Jean Barton of Arcadia, Joan Blevins of Ironton, Terri Myers of Ironton, Kay Mauzy of Arcadia and Ruby Nash of Ironton; 12 grandchildren, many great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, neph-ews, other relatives and friends.

Thu
19
Nov

Joyce Mae Rosale (Harbison) Browers

Joyce Browers

Joyce Mae Rosale (Harbison) Browers of Arcadia passed away on Nov. 12, 2015 at the age of 74 years.  
She was born on Sept. 9, 1941 in Goodland, the daughter of the late Elvie Eugene and Minnie Mae (Litton) Harbison.  
Joyce is survived by her children, Angela and husband Ron Marler of Ironton, Ronald Helms of Ironton, Sherri and husband Scott Holscher of Arcadia, Hank II and wife Adele Browers of Arcadia, and Robin McCoy of Pilot Knob; brothers, Lloyd Harbison, Carl Harbison, Gale Harbison, Chris Harbison and Tony Harbison; sisters, Vicki Chamberlain, Linda Gamble and Tammy Crawford; 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  
In addition to her parents, Joyce is preceded in death by her brothers, Thomas Harbison and Eugene Harbison; and two sisters, Pearline Harbison and Brenda Helms.

Mon
16
Nov

Kathryn Rose Randall

Kathryn Rose Randall of Nokomis, IL, formerly of Iron County, passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Springfield, IL. She was 29.
She was born in Mt. Vernon, IL, Jan. 9, 1986, to Darrell Randall, of Bluford, IL, and Debra (Silvey) Rayfield of Nokomis, IL.
She was blessed with two beautiful girls, Lyza Alumbaugh and Keishah Alumbaugh, who currently reside with their grandma, Debra Rayfield, in Nokomis, IL.
Kathryn is also survived by one brother, Darrell Ray Randall of Naylor; her favorite aunt, Sherry Roark; a favorite uncle, Lonny Roark; lots of cousins, and many more family and friends.
She was preceded in death by a very special little boy, Riley Middleton, whom she claimed as her own.
In her spare time, she enjoyed fishing, swimming, and playing pool.
Visitation services were held, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont.

Mon
16
Nov

Janet Thomas Tims

Janet Thomas Tims

Janet Thomas Tims of Ironton passed away peacefully at home with her daughters present on Nov. 4, 2015.  She was 71.
She was born in Ironton,  on Dec. 24, 1943, to the late Martin Kenneth and Dorothy (Bartlow) Thomas.
As the only child of a career Officer in the United States Navy, Janet lived several places growing up, including Great Lakes, IL, Midway Island, HI, and Saipan. Those childhood adventures sparked a life-long love of travel and seeing new places.
She graduated from Ironton High School before going on to Deaconess School of Nursing in St. Louis.
In 1962, Janet married Jacob Russell Tims of Ironton, and they had two daughters together, Susan Elizabeth and Cynthia Kay. Their union later ended in divorce.
Janet raised her daughters in Dallas, TX, where she resided more than 40 years.
In 1977, Janet returned to nurses’ training, earned her Associate of Applied Sciences Degree in Nursing, and became a Registered Nurse in 1980.

Sat
07
Nov

Henry Alfred Leroy Harbison, Jr.

Henry Alfred Leroy Harbison, Jr.

Henry Alfred Leroy Harbison, Jr. of Ironton  passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2015. He was 83.
Henry was born in Pilot Knob on Dec. 3, 1931, the son of the late Henry and Opal Lollar Harbison.
On Dec. 28, 1952, Henry was married to Edna Mae Shunk, who preceded him in death on March 31, 2001.
On Sept. 2, 2001, Henry was united in marriage to Helen Bell Harbison, who survives.
Henry is survived by three children, Henry and wife Beverly Harbison of Sedalia, Anita and husband John Harmon of Sedalia, Preston and wife Donna Harbison of CO; three step-children, Jodie Hays of Des Arc, Samuel and wife Ashley Hays of Doe Run, Jennifer and Husband Bobby Wilson of Blackwell; one sister, Sherry Lawson of Frankclay; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
Henry is preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Mae Shunk; one brother, Glen Harbison; and one sister, Hannah Kay Allgier.

Wed
28
Oct

Russell Lee Radford

Russell Lee Radford of Ironton passed away Oct. 19, 2015. He was 59.
Russell was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
He is survived by his mother, Verna Dean Moore Radford of Viburnum; his wife, Deborah Kemp Radford; two children, Roxanna Mitchell of Bismarck and Robert and Melissa Radford of Ironton; two Brothers, Gary and wife Jeannie of Arnold and James and wife Angel Radford of Florida; two sisters, Pat and husband Art Miller of AZ and Peggy and husband Roger Johnson; three grandchildren, Berrie Mitchell, Calista and Bishop Radford; and a host of relatives, and friends.
Russell is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Radford and a brother, Steve Radford.
Online condolences may be left at www.colefamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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