October 4, 2015
Vema Street, 98, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Piedmont, MO, and Des Arc, MO, passed away Saturday, October 3, 2015, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center, St. Louis, MO. Visitation services will be held, Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO, at 1:00 P.M. Funeral Services will follow at 3:00 P.M., also at the Piedmont Chapel. Burial will be at Mt. View Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
October 4, 2015
Wiley Dewayne Fitzpatrick, 78, formerly of Piedmont, MO, passed away Friday, October 2, 2015, at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Visitation services will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO, at 5:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 11:00 A.M., also at the Piedmont Chapel. Burial will take place at Masonic Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
October 2, 2015
Robert “Bob” Barker, 81, of Memphis, TN, formerly of Madison County, passed away Friday, October 2, 2015, at his residence in Memphis. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 12 noon until 2 PM., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Burial will follow at Coldwater Methodist Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
October 2, 2015
Paul G. Hicks, 91, of Piedmont, MO passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Clark’s Mt. Nursing Center. Paul was born February 4,1924, to Clint Hicks and Eunice Hicks nee’ Aldrich at Patterson, MO. Paul grew up in the Patterson area and attended school there. Before he was able to graduate high school he was drafted into the US Army. Paul became a member of the 101st airborne division where he proudly wore the eagle claw patch. He served in Germany,England, France, and Belgium. One Christmas Day he was on air raid guard where he had to warn of an incoming air raid attack. He alerted the men to take cover so everyone survived, however, they lost their Christmas dinner because it was full of glass. He never forgot about his Lord and Savior that delivered him through the experience, a Lord that he found as a young man. Paul spent many years as an active Christian attending the Des Arc First Assembly of God Church where he was a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent from 1983-1995. He was still a member of that church until the day he passed away.
On June 27, 1969, he married his loving wife Mildred Clifford and they shared forty-six wonderful years together.
In 1952 Paul began working at Continental Can in St. Louis, MO. While working there he was a forklift operator,and his wife Mildred worked int he cafeteria. He worked there until his retirement in 1982. In Paul’s spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, watching the St. Louis Cardinals on TV, playing guitar, and singing. His most important past time was sharing the word of God with others.
In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by one brother, Clinton Hicks, Jr; one sister-in-law Virgie Hicks both of Piedmont; two brother-in-laws T.J. Jernigan of ST. Louis,MO and Halley (Sue) Clifford of Bonne Terre MO. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews; and a nephew who was like a son, Paul Wayne (Jennifer) Hicks of Piedmont.
In addition to his parents Paul was preceded in death by one brother, Clecy Hicks: four sisters, Wanda Jernigan, Velma Hicks, Bonnie “Irene” Sutton, and Grace Stuart.
Visitation was held Saturday, October 3, 2015, at 5:30 p.m., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services followed Sunday, October 4, 2015, at 2:00 P.M., at Des Arc First Assembly of God Church. Burial followed at Sutton Cemetery near Vulcan with full military honors. Pastor Elmo Parker and Bro Zachary Hindman ministered to the family. Paul Wayne Hicks gave a loving tribute to the family. Paul Wayne Hicks, Taylor Wayne Hicks, Mike Clifford, Matt Clifford, Dennis Clifford, Carl Clifford, Charley Hicks, and Larry Hicks served as Pall Bearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
October 1, 2015
Jimmy Ray Warrick, 50, of Grandin, MO, formerly of Wayne County, passed away, Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at Lowndes, MO. He was born on April 7, 1965 to Ray Warrick and Joyce Bollinger Warrick, at Poplar Bluff, MO.
On June 1, 2013 Jimmy was united in marriage to Julie Joplin, she survives. He is also survived by seven children, Skyler Warrick of Piedmont, MO, Meagan Warrick of Williamsville, MO, Dalton Warrick of Piedmont, MO, Ethan Joplin, Eric Joplin, Andrew Tanksley, and Emalyn Tanksley all of Grandin, MO. Other survivors include his mother, Joyce Warrick of Silva, MO, two nephews, and one niece. He was preceded in death by his father Ra y Warrick and one sister Kimberly Wren.
Jimmy worked hauling logs to Freddy Joy’s Sawmill for many years. He had also worked several years for Brown Shoe at Piedmont, MO. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, watching NASCAR, and watching and playing sports with his children. He was a member of Good Hope General Baptist Church and served as a trustee. He was saved in 2013.
Visitation was held Saturday, October 3, 2015, at Ruegg Funeral Home, at Greenville, MO, at 11:00 A.M. Masonic Services took place at 12:30 P.M. Funeral services followed at 2:00 P.M. also at the Greenville Chapel. Burial was at New Prospect Cemetery, in Silva, MO.Pastor Pete Joplin ministered to the family. Mike Allen, Larry Allen, Freddy Joy, Billy Bagus, Ethan Joplin, Shannon “Bud” Wren, Matthew Wren, and Ryan Goebel served as Pall Bearers. Dalton Warrick and Pete Joplin served as honorary Pall Bearrers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
September 28, 2015
Gustave “Gus” H. Tegeler, 83, of Patterson, MO, passed away September 27, 2015 at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center at, Poplar Bluff, MO. He was born to Edwin Tegeler and Laura Gower Tegeler on August 9, 1932, at St. Louis, MO. Gus spent his childhood in St. Louis, MO and attended school at Corpis Cristie Catholic High School.
After high school, Gus, worked for McDonald Aircraft in St. Louis, MO, until he was inducted into the Army and served in the Korean War. He then spent many years working for parts divisions for several St. Louis metropolitan auto dealerships.
Gus married Donna Allen on September 28, 1963, who survives. He is also survived by four daughters, Terina Nettles of Arnold, MO, Faith McMahon, and her husband, Joey, of Mesa, AZ, Nicole Branham, and her husband, Brian, of St. Louis, MO, and Tanya Vauters, and her husband, Shawn, of Fair View Heights, IL; one brother, Melvin “Pete” Tegeler, and his wife Margaret “Kitty”, of Osage Beach, MO. Gus has ten grandchildren; Donna, Cynthia, Crystal, Robin, Makayla, Shawn, Isabelle, Billie, Victorya, and Rickey Jr., and eight great – grandchildren with two more on the way. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Victoria, and a grandson, Joshua.
Gus attended New Liberty United Baptist Church. Over the last five years, he spent most of his free time fishing out at Charlton Bluff. If he wasn’t fishing, he enjoyed reading or watching television.
Bro. Wayne Gipson and Bro. Tom Willis ministered to the family. Dale Hawkins, Wayne Hawkins, Chris Allen, Bryan Allen, Andy Perry, and Rickey Hanna served as pallbearers.
Visitation services were held Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at Ruegg Funeral home in Piedmont, MO, at 5:00pm. Funeral services were Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 11:00am, also at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. Burial was at New Liberty Cemetery.
September 22, 2015
Ruth Burkett, 89, of Williamsville, MO, passed away on September 21, 2015, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont, MO. She was born to Burlow Phillips and Lenora Copeland on November 26, 1925, in Williamsville, MO. She graduated from Williamsville High school in 1943.
Ruth dedicated her life to her family as a homemaker. She was an extremely hard worker, an avid gardener and canner, a great cook, and a lover of animals. She also enjoyed reading and playing cards in her spare time and was a member of First Baptist Church in Williamsville, MO.
Ruth married James Wesley Burkett on February 9, 1946, who preceded her in death. She is survived by; one son, Tim Burkett, of Williamsville, MO, and two daughters; Cindy, and her husband Edgar Green, of Paragould, AR, and Debra, and her husband Jim Quinton, of Piedmont, MO. Other survivors include one brother, Dan, and his wife Ida Bell Phillips, of St. Louis, MO, several grandchildren, and four great- grandchildren.
Visitation Services were held Thursday, September 24, 2015, at 6:00 p.m., at Ruegg Funeral Home in Williamsville, MO. Funeral Services were held Friday, September 25, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., also at the Williamsville Chapel. Burial was at Miller Creek Cemetery in Williamsville, MO. Bro. Kenny Condray ministered to the family. Seth Quinton, Austin Burkett, Kailub Burkett, Howard Condray, Curt Condray, and Ray England served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com.
September 22, 2015
Scott R. Moss, 46, formerly of Piedmont, MO, passed away Friday, September 18, 2015, at Charleston, MO. He is survived by, one brother, David Moss, of Piedmont, MO, and two sisters; Anita Hoy, of Collinsville, IL, and Kelly Bennett, of Aguanga, CA. There will be a private memorial service planned at a later date. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
September 3, 2015
Dora J. Nichols, 78, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Landmark Hospital, Cape Girardeau, MO. She was born to Ira Cooper and Myrtle Hill on February 7, 1937, at St. Louis, MO. Dora spent her childhood years living in St. Louis and attending school there.
On October 16, 1954, Dora married Charles Nichols, who preceded her in death. To this union, two children were born: a son, Charles Nichols, Jr., of Piedmont, MO, and a daughter, Terry Nichols, also of Piedmont, MO. One grand-daughter survives; Melissa Langenhorst of Bonne Terre, MO. In addition to her husband Dora was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson Jeremy Nichols.
Dora served her family throughout her life as a homemaker. Dora loved watching birds, looking at flowers, finding deals at flea markets, and listening to a good sermon about Christianity. She dedicated her life to Christ by accepting him into her heart as a young adult. She was of the Pentecostal faith and had attended Faith Family Worship Center.
Visitation was held Sunday, September 6, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Ruegg Funeral Homes, Inc. in Piedmont, MO. Funeral services followed at 2:00 p.m., also at the funeral home chapel. Pastor Wayne Street ministered to the family. Jim Crutchfield, Paul Bearden, Gary Trapp, Dale Morris, Steve Petelle, and Wayne Street served as pallbearers. Burial followed at Masonic Cemetery, Piedmont, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
September 2, 2015
Betty L. Webster, 85, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2015, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont, MO. Born to Shannon Cook and Lela Sides on July 26, 1930, in Cairo, IL.
Betty spent her life dedicated to her family as a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, loved to cook, and liked to watch television. Betty was saved as an adult and was a baptized member of Faith Christian Church.
On October 6, 1949, Betty was united in marriage to John D. Webster, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a daughter; Paula Webster, and a brother, Gene Cook. She is survived by, three sons; Gary and his wife Wilma Webster, Johnny Webster, and Timmy Webster, all of Piedmont, MO. Three Daughters also survive; Donna Brown, of Holden, MO, Judy, and her husband Tommy Webbe, and Kathy, and her husband Robert Meinhardt, also of Piedmont, MO. Other survivors include one brother; Kenneth and his wife Glenna Cook, of Tacoma, WA, six grandchildren, and six great – grandchildren.
Richard Sanders ministered to the family. John Webster, Gary Webster, Tim Webster, Wesley Shatley, John Thornburgh, Robert Meinhardt, T.J. Webster, and Josh Webster served as Pall Bearers.
Visitation was held Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 10:00 A.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. Funeral Services followed Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 11:00 A.M., also at the Piedmont Chapel. Burial was at Provo Cemetery in Tamms, IL.