Obituaries

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16
Aug

Kevin Stewart Guertin

Kevin Stewart Guertin of Cornelia passed away on Sunday, July 15, 2018. He was 55.

He was born on Feb. 9, 1963, in Cherry Hill, NJ, a son of Shirley Occhino Guertin Thomas of Ironton, and the late John Robert “Jack” Guertin, Sr.

Kevin owned and operated Guertin Unlimited and was a member and former deacon of Demorest Baptist Church. He loved his family and enjoyed history, especially Native American culture, do-it-yourself projects, hot rod cars, road trips and just having fun in general.

Thu
16
Aug

Donald Gottman

Donald Gottman of Ashland, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.  He was 76 years old.

Don was born on October 7, 1941 in Millcreek, the son of Lee Roy and Ethel Juanita Walker Gottman.

He married Linda Reynolds and she preceded in death. He married Sue Horton on August 30, 1979 in Irondale.

He retired from Ameren UE as a Senior Lineman. Don loved the outdoors, fishing and spoiling his grandkids. He coached many softball and baseball games.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday August 11, 2018 at 6 p.m.  at Bryson Funeral Home in Ironton.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Thu
16
Aug

Oland L. Brawley

Oland L. Brawley of Annapolis passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at the Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont. He was 69.

He was born Sept. 26, 1948 in Reynolds County, the son of Gilbert and Pauline (Barnes) Brawley.

A lifelong resident of Iron county, he was a logger and had attended the Cowboy Church.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Brawley, of Annapolis; his son, David Brawley, of Annapolis; his grandson, Justyn Brawley, of Annapolis; two brothers, Gerald Brawley and Marvin Brawley, both of Redford; two stepsisters, Lois Chitwood and Doris Barnes, both of Ellington; his extended family, Nadine, Leon, Eric, Elaine and Vonnie Pierson, all of Annapolis; and many nieces and nephews.

Sun
29
Jul

Gloria “JoAnne” Boyer

Gloria “JoAnne” Boyer

Gloria “JoAnne” Boyer of Arcadia passed away on Sundaym July 8, 2018 at her residence in Iron County. She was 77.

She was born on April 13, 1941 in Richwoods, the daughter of the late Douglas McMahan and Irene (Martin) McMahan.

On Nov. 12, 1960 JoAnne was united in marriage to Martin Frances Boyer, who survives.

JoAnne is also survived by a son, Brian Clarence Boyer of the state of Washington; a daughter, Linda Trebing of Edwardsville, IL; one brother, Vernon McMahan of Bismarck; four sisters, Janet Davis of Farmington, Erma Dennis of Arcadia, Bonnie DeClue of Desloge, Audra McMahan of Potosi; one grandchild, four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

JoAnne was preceded in death by her brother, Lloyd McMahan and a sister, Lestie Hayes.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 6 to 8 p.m. from Bryson Funeral Home Chapel.

Sun
29
Jul

Lela G. Rice

Lela G. Rice

Lela G. Rice of St. Louis, formerly of the Arcadia Valley, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in St. Louis. She was 87.

She was born on Dec. 30, 1930 near Minimum, a daughter of the late Theodore and Alice Miller Brown.

On June 3, 1950, she was united in marriage to Charles Leon Rice, who preceded her in death on April 15, 1995.

To this union was born a son, James Leon Rice, who passed away on April 8, 2014.

Surviving are two grandchildren, Andrew Rice and wife Jan of Arnold, Jamie Rice (Kyle Aleto) of Imperial; three great-grandchildren, Zealand Rice, Kane and Rori Aleto; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Rice of Arnold; a sister-in-law, Margaret Hennessey; two nieces, Elizabeth Gersch and Pam Gillispie; three great nieces, Crystal Crocker (Jeremy), Katie and Megan Gillispie; one great -great niece, Kaylan Crocker; and many other relatives and friends.

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29
Jul

Linda “Joanie” Joan Blevins

Linda “Joanie” Joan Blevins

Linda “Joanie” Joan Blevins of Ironton passed away at home on Sunday, July 15, 2018. She was 66.

She was born on Sunday, Oct. 7, 1951, a daughter of Ira and Georgia Bone Wadlow who precede her in death.

On Oct. 23, 1969, Joanie was united in marriage to Elijah Blevins, who survives.

To this union two sons were born who survive, Matthew Keith Blevins and companion Chrissy Dean and Adrian and wife Suzanne Blevins.

Also surviving is one brother, Tim and wife Lori Wadlow; four sisters, Jeannie Barton and companion Roger Helms, Kay Mauzy, Tarrie and husband Dave Myers, Vicki and husband Darrell Harper; four grandchildren, Ali, Ian, Alexis, and Emily Blevins; and many other loving family and friends.

Preceding Joanie in death are three brothers, Ronnie Wadlow, Clyde Wadlow, and Russell Wadlow; two sisters, Ruby Nash and Barb Browers; and a granddaughter, Adrienne Blevins.

Sun
29
Jul

Carl  Alton “Pete” Williams

Carl  Alton “Pete” Williams

Carl  Alton “Pete” Williams of Annapolis passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. He was 79.

Pete was born on August 4, 1938 in Ironton, a son of Paul Charles and Stella Jewell (Miller) Williams.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons,  Carl D. Williams and Peter King; two brothers, Ray and Earl Williams; and one sister, Marilyn Lewis.

On Sept. 27, 1985 in Ironton, he was united in marriage to Patricia Lee New, who survives in Annapolis.

Other survives include two sons and daughters-in-law,  Gary and Tara Williams of Piedmont, and Robert and Kathy Williams of DesArc; two daughters and sons-in-law,  Kaye and Don Gwosdz of Houston, TX and Sandra and Scott Halek of Annapolis; one brother, Roy Williams of Annapolis; 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Thu
19
Jul

Michael M. Bartlett

Michael M. Bartlett

Michael M. Bartlett of Des Arc passed away on Monday, July 9, 2018, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis. He was 48.

Michael was born on April 16, 1970 in Chicago, IL to parents Murray Moore Bartlett and Hydrith “Heidi” (Blackburn) Bartlett Pennington.

Michael’s passing will leave a hole in the heart of his family and friends. He was a special person, loving son, father, brother and uncle. He enjoyed and loved his sons and respected his step-father Don. In spare time he watched Nascar racing, fished with his sons and best friend Tim, and enjoyed the company of Tim and Angel Erick and their children.

Michael had worked in factories most of his life. He was of the Christian faith and attended Harvest Baptist Church, Piedmont.

He was extremely proud of having been a past member of Des Arc Fire Department for ten years.

Thu
19
Jul

Phillip Roger ‘Wad’ Whited

Phillip Roger ‘Wad’ Whited

Phillip Roger “Wad” Whited passed away on July 10, 2018 at his residence.  He was 72.

He was born on March 12, 1946 in Ironton, the son of the late Georgia Ellen “Sis” Whited.

On May 17, 2003, he was united in marriage to Donna Faye Achens, who survives and resides in Ironton.  Also surviving are his children, William Whited and wife, Angie of Arcadia, Debra Dean and husband, Jim of Park Hills, Stephen Whited and wife, Dana of Ironton, Leon Huff and wife, Alicia of Ironton, Kathy Rawlins of Ironton, Billy Joe Huff and wife, Pam of Bismarck, and Amanda Wren and husband, Will of Middlebrook;  two brothers, Fred Whited of Annapolis, and Joe Lee of Pilot Knob; sister, Barbara Crump of Frankclay; sister-in-law, Myrtle Marks and daughter-in-law, Crystal Whited; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Nate Rawlins.

Thu
19
Jul

Reldon Glen ‘Mouse’ Barton

Reldon Glen ‘Mouse’ Barton

Reldon Glenn “Mouse” Barton of Park Hills passed away on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. He was 88.

Reldon was born on Dec. 6, 1929 in Iron County, the son of the late Robert Lee and Cora Della (Flowers) Barton.

Reldon was united in marriage to Elizabeth Jane Barton, who preceded him in death on July 8, 2010.

He is survived by two brothers, Ronald Barton and wife, Virginia of Bowling Green, KY and Wayne Barton and wife, Janice of Ironton; three sisters, Juanita Barton and Thelda Borisch, both of St. Louis, and Betty Hill and husband, Jeff of London, KY; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.

Reldon was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Jane Barton; his daughter, Pamela Jean Barton;  four brothers, Major Barton, Chester Barton, Sammy Barton, Tony Barton; and his sister, Hazel Pitts.

Funeral services were held on July 10, 2018 at 1 p.m. from Bryson Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Mark Sutton officiating.

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