February 3, 2016
James Henry Darden, 66, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at his residence. He was born February 28, 1949, in Poplar Bluff, MO, to Luther “Jim” Darden and Sylvia Darden nee’ Brown.
He was a 1967 graduate of Clearwater High School in Piedmont, MO.
After Graduation, he worked at Carter Carburetors before serving his country as an Army Sergeant in the Vietnam War from April 8, 1970 to February 26, 1971. Following his return, he worked in St. Louis, MO, before returning to Piedmont where he worked as a mechanic at Wayne Co. Tire, Montgomery Shell, Ken Ruble Chevrolet, and Blackwell Baldwin. He was most recently employed as a Master Technician at Larry Hillis for 17 years before retiring in 2012.
His hobbies include; hunting, fishing, ice fishing, spending time outdoors, and going on hunting trips with his buddies.
He was preceded in death by, his father and an infant son, John Henry Darden.
James married Maryann Manford on October 24, 1992, she survives. He is also survived by; his mother, Sylvia Darden of Piedmont, MO, two sons, James “Jimmy” H. Darden and his wife Marcie, of Battlefield, MO; and Jacob S. Darden of Piedmont, MO, one daughter, Jennifer Darden of Denver, CO, and one sister, Joan Stanfill of Farmington, MO.
After receiving full military honors, James will be buried at Masonic Cemetery in Piedmont, MO.
Visitation will be held at 4:30 pm Friday, February 5, 2016, at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 1:00 pm also at the Piedmont Chapel. Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery in Piedmont. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
January 29, 2016
Ida Miskle Chapman, 70, of Dittmer, MO, formerly of Des Arc, Mo, passed away Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at St. Claire Hospital, Fenton, MO. Ida grew up In Des Arc and attended school both at Des Arc and Annapolis, MO where she graduated.
Ida was a truck driver for nearly thirty years crisscrossing the country mostly hauling high explosives and military hardware. In her spare time she enjoyed caring for her family, traveling, knitting, sewing, crocheting, and watching wrestling. Ida was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Hillsboro, MO, congregation.
Ida is survived by her husband and companion of twenty eight years, Bob; one son, John Robert Basden of Dittmer, MO; one daughter Sonceri Alicia Basden of Highland, IL; eleven grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Elten James Miskle and Irene Vavak; one son, Jeffrey “Jeff” James Basden; one daughter, Athena “Tina” Beckenbach; and brother James O. “Bill” Miskle.
Visitation was held Sunday, January 31, 2016, from 12 noon until 2:00 P.M. Services followed at 2:00 P.M., all at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Burial followed at Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc, MO. Robert Chapman, John Basden, Michael Szoyka, Jimmy Szoyka, David Szoyka, and David Lawson served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
January 25, 2016
Carmen I York, 81, of Poplar Bluff, MO, passed away at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center Sunday, January 24, 2016. She was born January 27, 1934 near Greenville, MO, to Freeman and Lola Jaco Martin, who precede her in death.
She is also preceded in death by; two brothers, Eugene “Pete” Martin, and Melvin Dean Martin; and one sister Louise Martin Prince.
Carmen is survived by; two sons, Mike and his wife Yvonne York of Williamsville, MO, and Mark and his wife Kathy Starling of Hayes, VA; one step-son Ronnie and his wife Carol York of Overland, MO; one daughter Tammy York Wheeler of Poplar Bluff, MO; one step-daughter Laquita and her husband Roy allen of Poplar Bluff, MO, one sister Cheryl and her husband Harold Henderson (who were like a son and daughter to her); ten grandchildren, and twenty three great-grandchildren.
Carmen worked many jobs in her lifetime; at the old, and new York Village and Cloverleaf restaurants near and in Greenville with her husband Harry York. She worked in St. Louis at The Royale Café and Woolworths. After moving back to Poplar Bluff, she worked at the Boat Factory and Restaurants, retiring from Myrtles restaurant in Poplar Bluff where she was a cook.
Carmen was baptized and became a member of Cornerstone Pentecostal Church in Poplar Bluff, MO. She loved to work puzzles, cook, take care of her pet dog , and work in her garden. But most of all, she loved her family and devoted her life to them.
Visitation services were held Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville, MO. Funeral Services were held Friday, January 29, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. also at the Greenville Chapel. Burial followed at New Prospect Cemetery at Silva, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
January 19, 2016
Lillian Richmann, 96, of Greenville, MO, passed away Tuesday, January, 19, 2016, at Greenville Nursing and Rehab in Greenville, MO. She was born February 6, 1919, to Rev. John Warren and Ertie Triplett in Essex, MO. She spent her childhood in Wayne County, MO.
Lillian was saved as a child, and was a Charter member of Richmann Chapel General Baptist Church; church was very important to her. She enjoyed raising and selling strawberries, cooking for her family and guests, and spending time with her family and friends. She was known to be a sacrificing woman.
In addition to her parents, Lillian is preceded in death by, her husband Ernest Richmann; four brothers, Daniel and his wife Mildred Warren, Lowell and his wife Margret Warren, OShall Warren, and Johnny Warren; and two sisters, Lula Belle and her husband Norman Wilfong, and Faye and her husband Vernon Ryan.
Survivors include, two sons, Rev. Donald and his wife Madonna Richmann, of Poplar Bluff, MO, and David and his wife Beverly Richmann of Springfield, MO; two daughters, Lola and her husband Dean Costephens of Arnold, MO, and Loretta and her husband John Fox of Greenville, MO; four sisters, Ruby and her husband Loyd Hefner of McGhee, MO, Helen and her husband Edward Walk of Puxico, MO, Jeannie and her husband Ralph Hamann of Puxico, MO, and Alma Berrong of Clubb, MO; ten grandchildren, twenty-five great-grandchildren, and thirteen great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 4:30 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Grennville, MO. Funeral Services were held Friday, January 22, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. also at the Greenville Chapel. Burial followed at Richman Chapel Cemetery. Pastor Ray Placher ministered to the family. Kevin Fox, Brad Dewitt, Noble Berrong, Johnny Ray Berrong, Noah Berrong and Rob Robbins served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
January 19, 2016
Dorma Goodman Spencer, 88, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Saturday, January 17, 2016, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Home. She was born July 18, 1927, to Virgil “Bud” Goodman and Edna Velda Burch in Silva, MO.
She is survived by one brother, Virgil Clyde, Jr. “Bud” Goodman. Preceded in death by Alma Mae Goodman Casey and Mary Sue Golden Barks.
Mother of; Connie Graham Watson of Wentzville, MO, Charlotte Graham Kitzrow of Phoenix, AZ, Cathy Keel of Piedmont, MO, and adopted daughter Renee’ Spencer of Doniphan, MO. Step-mother of Patricia Spencer Aldridge of Polar Bluff, MO.
Grandmother of; William Vogel of Eagle River, AK, James Vogel of Orange, CA, Shanna Keel Surratt of Jackson, MO, Joshua Kitrow of Phoenix, AZ, and Dr. Trenton Keel of VA. Other survivors include seven nieces and nephews, three great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. Ms. Spencer is also survived by a host of other relatives and friends whose lives she has impacted.
Ms. Spencer worked as a Social worker for the welfare department in Hot Springs, AR, for 30 years. She always felt highly concerned about other people’s welfare. After retirement she was Secretary to the Eagle Club in Piedmont, MO. Dorma loved life and was very determined, she loved to dance, and was known as a woman who walked out the Bible. She was of the Christian Faith. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
January 19, 2016
Helen Groves, 86, of Williamsville, MO, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2015 at Poplar Bluff, MO. She was born December 20, 1929 in Williamsville, MO, to Santo Faraone and Josie Chatman. She spent her childhood in Wayne County near Williamsville, in her twenties she moved to St. Louis for a few years and then back to Wayne County.
Helen married James “Norman” Groves on August 30, 1958; he preceded her in death on April 17, 2007.
In addition to her husband and parents; Helen is preceded in death by, four children, Robert Durrow, Earlene Durrow, Geneva Durrow, and Joseph Durrow; one grandchild, Robert “Bobby” Durrow JR; two brothers, Everett Faraone, and Charles Faraone; and three sisters, Mary Veneble, Normal Nash, and Loraine Owens.
Helen is survived by, one daughter Betty Claus of Williamsville, MO; one daughter in law, Linda Durrow of Williamsville, MO; two brothers James and Jesse Faraone of Poplar Bluff, MO; one sister, Kathyleen and her husband Bob Willard of Barnhart, MO; a granddaughter Connie Reyes of Fairview, AR, a special cousin Emily Boyer; and many nieces and nephews.
Helen dedicated her life to her family as a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking (especially cookies), and taking care of her family.
Visitation services were held Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 11:30 A.M. at First Baptist Church in Williamsville, MO. Funeral services followed at 1:00 P.M. also at the Church. Burial was at Chapel Hill Cemetery. Pastor Nathan Aubuchon ministered to the family. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
January 16, 2016
Sylvia Jean Dover-Fannings, 78, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Friday, January 15, 2016, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, MO. She was a Pentecostal Christian and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
Sylvia is survived by one son, Kevin Dover of Bismarck, MO; one daughter, Debbie Bearden and husband Carl of St. Charles, MO; five grandchildren, Amber Chavez, Allison Bearden, Justin Dover, Chanda Dover, Brittney Rodriguez; ten great grandchildren, Sydney Chavez, Brady Chavez, Addison Chavez, Lucas Dover, Wyatt Dover, Gage Dover, Cameron Rodriguez, Cellow Rodriguez, JR Dover, and Jaelynn Dover.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, Jonce and Effie Fancher nee’ Charlton; two brothers, Carl and Harold “Buck” Fancher; and four sisters, Ruby Rhodes, Grace Brewer, Linda Moore, and Wanda Pearl Lashley. Visitation was held Sunday, January 17, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services were held at 2:00 P.M., also at the chapel. Burial followed at Annapolis Cemetery, Annapolis, MO. Pastor Howard Casteel ministered to the family. Justin Dover, Kevin Dover, Marty Fancher, Bob Rhodes, Ronnie Lashley, and Bobby Shelton served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
January 14, 2016
Judy C. Bennett nee’ French, 68, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Troy, MO. She was born October 26, 1947; in St. Louis, MO, to Oscar French and Virginia Johnson French; who precede her in death.
She spent her childhood in Piedmont, MO, and was the head baton twirler at Clearwater High School in 1965.
Judy worked in the corporate telephone department at Charter Communications for many years. She loved to raise exotic birds, do crafts, and participate in community events like; helping with the Jo English Memorial Float. Most of all she loved to spend time with her family and friends. She was of the Christian Faith
In addition to her parents; Judy is preceded in death by a grandson, JD Robbins.
Survivors include; two sons, Scott and his wife Wendy Bennett of Hawk Point, MO, and Todd and his wife Tammy of Troy, MO; a daughter, Christy Robbins of Wood River, IL; one sister, Cathy Kozemczak of St. Louis, MO; eight grandchildren, Deric Bennett, Clinton Inman, Paige Dotson, Landon Inman, Shea Jones, Trey Jones, Nicholas Bennett, and Holly Bennett; and seven great grandchildren, Blaine, Leyton, Alora, Kaytilynn, Cooper, Layne, and Kimberlynn.
Visitation was held Monday, January 18, 2016, at 11:00 A.M. Funeral Services followed at 1:00 P.M. Monday at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. Alan Conner ministered to the family.Deric Bennett, Nick Bennett, Landon Inman, Trey Jones, Jake Johnson, Clinton Inman, and Shane Conner served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
January 11, 2016
On January 5, 1963, Mavis was united in marriage to Glen Swinford, who preceded her in death on January 8, 1987, and to this union two daughters were born; Lisa Cole and her husband Keith of Leadwood, MO; and Debbie Swinford-Kimes and her husband Roy Kimes of Patterson, MO. Mavis is also survived by; three grandchildren; Chasity Ward and her husband Matt, Derek Penrod, and Hayden Swinford; two great-grandchildren, Selena and Kendra Ward; two brothers, Jake Hampton and his wife Shirley, and Roger Hampton, both of Piedmont, MO; four sisters, Pauline Tutterow of Piedmont, Winnie Stevenson of Eureka, MO, Eva Wyatt of Pacific, MO, and Betty Cook of Springfield, MO; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mavis was preceded in death by; two brothers, Irvin Hampton, and Cleo Hampton, and one sister, Shirley Allen.
In her younger years she worked at White Castle and was one of the first to model the uniforms for the company. She also worked in ammunition factories in St. Louis during WWII, and helped raise her brothers and sisters by working and sending home money. She was always more concerned about others than she was herself. Mavis was very active in her family’s lives and enjoyed attending family events. Her hobbies included: traveling, doing crafts, quilting, gardening, singing, Fishing, playing board games with family and friends, and watching soap operas. She was also part owner of Swinford’s Greenhouse that was open in the early 2000’s.
Visitation was held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. Services followed at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, also at the Piedmont Chapel. Bro. Mike Warren ministered to the family. Derek Penrod, Hayden Swinford, Keith Cole, Matt Ward, Jim Ward, and Chuck Laxton served as pallbearers. Raymond Cole and Roy Kimes were honorary pallbearers. The family would like to give a special thanks to June and Raymond Cole, Jim Ward, Lashaya Lehto, Connie Laxton, Chuckie Laxton, and Alex Rosson. Online Condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
January 11, 2016
Helen B. Warren, 85, of Greenville, MO, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016; at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO. She was born March 30, 1930; to Otha Goff and Flora Goff nee’ Null, in Jettburg, MO. Helen attended school at New Liberty School near Holiday Landing.
On August 21, 1948; Helen married the love of her life, Floyd F. Warren, who preceded her in death.
In addition to her husband and parents; Helen is preceded in death by, one son, Steven “Ray” Warren; two brothers, Marion Edward Goff and John Buford Goff; one sister, Bessie Myrtle Goff; and one sister in-law, Naomi Goff.
Helen is survived by; two sons, Carroll Lester Warren of Greenville, MO; and Charles Marion and his wife K.C. Warren of Cascade, MO; one daughter Kathryn Shelley and her husband George of California, MO; one brother, James Goff and his wife Norma Jean of Poplar Bluff, MO; one sister, Mary Margaret Gilbreath and her husband Walter of California, MO; thirteen grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Helen dedicated her life to her family as a homemaker for many years; she also worked for, National Electronics in St Charles, MO, U.S. Forest Service, was a cook at Crown Plaza, and a groundskeeper at Markham Springs. She was a member of Highway Baptist Church. Helen loved to; fish, hunt, spend time outdoors, garden, care for animals, quilt, and watch westerns and soap operas. Most of all, Helen loved to spend time with her family.
Visitation services were held Friday, January 15, 2016; from 12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville, MO. Funeral Services followed at 2:00 P.M. also at the Greenville Chapel on Friday. Burial was at Cool Springs Cemetery at Taskee, MO. Ray Huett, Chris King, Steve McIntyre, Caleb Elder, Rob Warren, and Ray Pearson served as pallbearers. Online Condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com