September 19, 2014
Willard Leon Libla, 97, of Greenville, MO., passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, MO. Visitation will be held Monday, September 22, 2014, at 5:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville, MO. Services will follow on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., also at the chapel Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.
September 19, 2014
Robert L. “Bob” Woods, 83, of Poplar Bluff, formerly of Piedmont, MO, passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014, at Oakdale Care Center, Poplar Bluff, MO. There will be no public services for Bob. A complete obituary will be updated soon. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
September 18, 2014
Helen Marie Henderson, 68, of Greenville, MO., passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at
Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Helen was born on September 23, 1945 in
Silva, MO to Lemuel London and Opal Kessina Barker London who preceded her in
On January 17,1970 she was united in marriage to Bill Henderson, who preceded her in
death, and to this union five children were born. She later married Wesley
Keele, who survives.
Helen was a homemaker who loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She
enjoyed working out in her yard; she always shopped for something to decorate
her yard. One of her favorite activities was shopping with anyone who would
walk the store with her, but especially her granddaughter. She loved all types
Helen was of the Baptist faith. She had attended a one room school called Bounds Creeks and
then Greenville School.
Surviving Helen is her husband, three sons; Billy (Debbie) Henderson of Arnold, MO.,
Frank (Sue) Henderson of Greenville, MO, Robert (Kris) Henderson of Wichita,
KS., one daughter; Sheila (Jimmy) Condray of Williamsville, MO, two brothers;
Jerry (Carrie) London and Orville (Shirley) London both of Silva, MO., 14
grandchildren; David Quaite, Jr., Thomas Quaite, Jason Quaite, Lisa Henderson,
Aaron Henderson, Brad Henderson, David Henderson, Kim Henderson, Frank
Henderson, Jr., Glen Henderson, Matthew Henderson, Katie Condray, Janie
Henderson, and Robert Henderson, Jr., nineteen great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her first husband; one daughter; Loretta
Williams, one brother; Earl London and one sister; Lada Mae Brock.
Visitation will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 5:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville.
Services will follow Sunday at 2:30 P.M., also at the chapel. Burial will follow in New Prospect Cemetery
near Silva. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
September 18, 2014
Clara Reando, 68, of Piedmont, passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at her residence. Clara was born January 1, 1946 in St Louis, MO to Howard Lee and Goldie Moore Lee who preceded her in death.
Clara worked in the production facility for Climate control Company. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, crocheting, knitting, puzzles, walking and spending time outdoors. She was a very loving, compassionate person who was always full of life.
Survivors include her husband, William Robert Reando, Sr. of the home, two sons; Allen Haynes of Silva, MO., and Glen A. Reando, of Patterson, MO., two brothers; Mark Lee of Bunker, MO., David Lee of NE, two sisters; Dessie Pratt of Ellington, MO., and Betty Reando of Silva, MO, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, one son; William Robert Reando, Jr, and three brothers; Bill, Mike and Ernest Lee.
A graveside service was held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser, IL with Bro. Mike Fleming ministering to the family. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.
September 16, 2014
Donald Eugene Manetz, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Monday, September 15, 2014 at his home. He was born on October 18, 1925 in Virden, IL, the son of Paul Johann Manetz Jr. and Gertrude Elizabeth (Brennan) Manetz Villenueve. He graduated high school in 1943 in Carlinville, IL and joined the United States Navy in 1943. He was a Navy WW II veteran, serving as a Third Class Aviation Ordnanceman. He retired as ENS. USNR. After his service he worked in St. Louis at Earhart Tool and Dye.
He married Cora Geneva Dildine on January 12, 1957. They were married for 57 years. In 1959, he and Geneva purchased land near Piedmont, which became known as the Manetz farm. They raised five children on the farm. A few grandchildren spent time there before Don and Geneva moved to town in 1994.
He had a well organized shop, working on his tractor or tinkering on other projects. His favorite hobby was bowling. He began bowling at young age and continued. He bowled a 300 game in November 1994, at the age of 69. He enjoyed working a daily crossword puzzle. He quickly learned the computer, downloading puzzles or downloading music. He would research cars that he had previously owned and print the pictures.
Don was saved at the age of 80. He was baptized and was an active member of Tabernacle Baptist Church of Piedmont, attending with his wife.
Don is survived by his wife Geneva of Piedmont; four sons, Ron (Lisa) of Perryville, Paul (Dianna) of Piedmont, Terry (Stephanie) of St. Ann and Randy (Janet) of Imperial; thirteen grandchildren, Eric(Michelle) Julian, Angie Livingston, Andrea Livingston, Amanda Manetz Burle, Michael Livingston, Alan Carpenter, Scott Carpenter, John Paul Manetz, Ashley Livingston, Melissa Manetz (Mark) Foster, Ryan Manetz, Jennifer Manetz, and Rebecca Manetz; ten great- grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; his favorite dog Oscar; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Donna Manetz Carpenter and Glenda Manetz Livingston; one granddaughter, Andrea Livingston, and one sister, Gwendolyn June (Manetz) Ferris Hartman.
The visitation for Don was held from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. The service followed at 4:00 P.M. also at the chapel with Rev. James McCullen ministering to the family. Inez Matkin provided the music and John Paul Manetz, Ryan Manetz, Mark Foster, Ron Manetz, Paul Manetz, Terry Manetz, Randy Manetz and Eric Julian served as pallbearers with burial being in Forest Chapel Cemetery in Piedmont with full military honors being provided by the Navy and Arnold Hodge Post #281. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
September 9, 2014
Mary Ann Hurley, 57, of Piedmont, MO., passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014 at her home. Mary Ann was born in Rusk County, Wisconsin to Muriel Hurley and Pauline Hansen Hurley.
Mary Ann had worked for Gates Rubber Company for the last 10 years in the refurbishing assembly department. Before that she had spent many years in nursing, working mainly in nursing homes.
Mary Ann is survived by her 14 year companion Donald D. Schroeder of Piedmont, her mother, seven brothers; Marvin (Dustie) Hurley, David Hurley, Michael (Monica) Hurley, Robert (Deb) Hurley, Steve (Sara) Hurley, Andrew Hurley all of Wisconsin and James (Sheryl) Hurley of Holt, MO., three sisters; Laura (Joseph) Solawetz, Christine (John) Blumer and Susan (David) Obel all of Wisconsin.
She is preceded in death by her father. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.
September 9, 2014
Alpha Lorene Goodson Buchanan, 99, went home to be with her Lord on September 8, 2014. She was born May 17, 1915, to John William Goodson and Mandy Margaret Smith Goodson in Crossett, AR. She married Clyde M. Buchanan on September 22, 1936. He preceded her in death November 21, 2002. Alpha is survived by her five children; Ron & Peggy Buchanan, Randy & Janice Buchanan, Millicent & Charles Wymore, Pat & Doug Burns, and Priscilla & Richard Vaughn. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband and parents. She is also preceded in death by her three brothers; Orville Goodson, Marvin Goodson, and Roy Goodson, and her four sisters; Ollie Shaw, Opal Vineyard, O’Dessa Jaco, and Vergie Daniels. Alpha was a full time home maker who loved her husband, children, and grandchildren. She enjoyed making quilts, and working in her garden. She accepted Jesus as her Savior at the age of seventeen and taught Sunday school for children and adult women at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Piedmont, MO., and at Pleasant Home Baptist Church in Springfield. Visitation was held Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 6:00-8:00 PM, in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Visitation was held at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, Thursday, September 11, 2014, from 10:00-11:00 A.M.Funeral services followed at 11:00 A.M. with Bro. Randy Buchanan reading the obituary and Bro. Richard Vaughn ministering to the family. Music was provided by Debbie Mari, Mandy Williams, Lex Fox and her 5 children. Burial was in Yount Memorial Cemetery, with Tim Buchanan, Chuck Wymore, Wiley Buchanan, Ben Burns, Andrew Buchanan and Neal Vaughn serving as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
September 3, 2014
Dylan Kyle Fitzwater, 24, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014, in Reynolds County, MO. Dylan was born August 25, 1990, in Poplar Bluff, MO. He spent his entire life in the Wayne County and Piedmont area.
On March 28, 2014, Dylan married Gabrielle “Gabby” Midkiff and they shared one child together. Dylan loved his family dearly and will be greatly missed. He was known for his quick wit, wonderful sense of humor, great smile, love of the outdoors, squirrel hunting, floating black river, taking his daughter Lea on long walks at the lake, and running the gravel roads with his friend James. He was a high school graduate and of the Baptist faith. He had worked at Sam A. Baker State Park in Maintenance and lastly worked as an operator at Briggs and Stratton.
He is survived by his wife Gabby; one daughter, Lea Fitzwater, of the home; his mother, Patti Wright; three brothers, Brant, Dalton, and Damon Fitzwater; grandfather, Bill Fitzwater; grandmother; Margie Melson and husband, David, all of Piedmont; one niece, Willow Fitzwater; three uncles, David “Max” Melson, Randy (Vicky) Fitzwater and Rick (Renee) Fitzwater; and six cousins Kelly and Macy Melson, Hannah, Tristin, Tanner Fitzwater and Trent Brinkley. The visitation for Dylan was held Wednesday, September 3rd at 5:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, the service followed at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 4th also in the Chapel with Bro. Mike Green ministering to the family, Brant Fitzwater, Damon Fitzwater, Dalton Fitzwater, Randy Fitzwater, Rick Fitzwater and Trent Brinkley served as pallbearers with James Hastings as Honorary pallbearer. Burial was at Masonic Cemetery in Piedmont, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.
August 21, 2014
Russell Dismas James, 51, of Piedmont, MO., passed away on Sunday, August, 17, 2014 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. Russell was born in St. Louis, MO. on November 22, 1962 to Billy James and Sharon Buthe James.
As a young child Russell lived in St. Louis and then moved to Iron County where he attended South Iron School in Annapolis. He later moved to Florida before moving back to Missouri and making Piedmont his home. He loved to fly a radio controlled helicopters and work with computers. Russell had worked in factories and as a mechanic.
Surviving Russell is this Mother, Sharon James of Piedmont; an aunt, Kathy Ferguson (Randy) of Piedmont; cousins, Nicholas (Lakota) Ferguson, and their daughter Emma Ferguson, of Piedmont; and Shannan Ferguson of Springfield, MO.
Preceding him in death was his father, Billy James. No public services are planned at this time. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.
August 16, 2014
Harry Silvy, 94, of Des Arc, died Sat. August 16, 2014 at his home. He was born on Jan. 16, 1920 at Riverside (Happy Holler) near Piedmont, the son of Edward and Pearl Laxton Silvy.
On April 10, 1947, he was united in marriage to Viola Foster and she preceded him in death on July 13, 2000.
Harry served his country in War World 11 as a rifleman in the 29th Division of the 115th Infantry Company C. He began his tour on October 30th 1943. He took his special training for rifleman at Camp Blanding, Florida from March 20th 1944 to July 15, 1944. He left for Germany on August 17, 1944 and served there until he was severely wounded on October 13, 1944. While he was in the Army he was decorated with the European-African-Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon, one Bronze Battle Star, Good Conduct Ribbon and the Purple Heart. His Army career ended on May 21st 1945.
Harry returned to Des Arc, MO and lived there the rest of his life. He married Viola Foster and raised five children. He was always so proud when he would tell people that he was the oldest man in Des Arc and had lived there since he was six years old.
He was a gentle man with a sweet spirit and everyone who knew him loved him. He will be sadly missed by his family and the many friends in the Des Arc community and the surrounding areas.
He is survived by one son, Calvin Silvy, Des Arc, MO, 4 daughters, Imogene (Charles ) Fitzgerald, Annapolis, MO, Eva Lou (David) Brewer, Annapolis, MO, Judy Fay Bennett, Piedmont, MO and Cathie Mae Stout, Des Arc, MO, 1 brother, Bobby Silvy, Des Arc, MO, two sisters, Clara Boatright, MO and Pauline Copeland, FL, 6 grandchildren, Shelley Hampton, Jeff Brewer, Keith Brewer, Jason Stout, Katrina Acres, Dev Silvy , and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Viola, one grandchild, Daron Hampton, and 1 great-grandchild, Dawson Brewer and 7 brothers, Claude, Ray, Floyd, Leonard, Chester, George, and Willard Silvy.
Harry worked in road construction and he loved to hunt and fish.
Visitation was held Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. at the Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. The funeral was Tuesday, Aug. 19, at 2:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home Chapel, Piedmont, MO. Burial was at Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc, MO. Pastor Darrel Silvy ministered to the family and Matthew Keplenger, Jeff Brewer, Keith Brewer, Jason Stout, Troy Silvy, and DeWayne Silvy served as pallbearers. Recorded Music was provided and full military honors were provided by Missouri National Guard, Arnold Hodge Post 281 VFW, Piedmont, MO, and Leadbelt Patriot Guard Riders. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.