November 22, 2014
Erma Lee Henson, 78, of Piedmont, MO., passed away on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Clarks Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont, MO. Visitation will be held Monday, November 24, 2014, at 5:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services will follow Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. also at the chapel. Burial will follow in Masonic Cemetery, Piedmont, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.
November 19, 2014
Anthony A. Hamman, 21, of Greenville, MO, passed away on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Wayne County, MO. Anthony was born on October 29, 1993 in Crystal City, MO.to Pam Klausner who survives.
Anthony loved to spend time with his father, Darrel Hamman, his girlfriend and baby, and to play video games and rap with his nephew Brandon Kennedy. He enjoyed hunting and had recently killed a deer, he also enjoyed fishing. He had graduated from Greenville High School in 2012,
Anthony was a Christian and had been baptized in 1999 in the Baptist Church. He was a very loving and caring person, always laughing and playing around, he was also trying to make everyone else laugh.
He is survived by his mother, Pam Klausner, his father, Darrel Hamman , his fiancé’ Chelsey Cook, one son, Lane Eugene Allen Hamman of Hiram, MO, one brother, Lance Kelm of Williamsville, MO, one sister Jill Danielle Wagner of Patterson, MO, grandparents, Ray and Doris Jeanne Cissell and Fred and Janet Hamman of Park Hills, MO, and niece and nephews.
He is preceded in death by Gene Kelm.
The visitation for Anthony was held on Thursday, November 20th from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville, MO. The service also was held in the chapel on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Brenda Henson ministering to the family. Burial was at Grassy Friendship Cemetery in Grassy, MO, with Jacob Garrett, Lee Klausner, Brandon Kennedy, Ted Marlow, Kenny Perales, and Rob Klausner serving as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.
November 19, 2014
Nancy Elizabeth Lindsey Carter was born March 15, 1921 near Winona, Missouri. She departed his life November 18, 2014 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Nancy was the daughter of the late John and Minnie Lindsay. She graduated from Winona High School and attended Southwest Missouri Teacher’s College in Springfield. She taught 8 years in one room country schools in Shannon County. In 1939 she joined Shannon Rebeckah Lodge in Winona. She was past noble grand and had filled each office in the lodge at Winona before it consolidated.
On November 3, 1945 she was married to Jesse Leo Johnston. They were blessed with five wonderful children until January 25, 1957 when her husband, Jesse, and two children, Norman and Jimmie were killed in an automobile accident.
On January 19, 1959 she was married to Everett Lee Carter. To this union Everett Lee Carter, Jr. was born.
She leaves to mourn her passing two children, Linda (Bryan) Young, of Poplar Bluff, MO, and Everett (Karen) Carter of Piedmont, MO; one daughter-in-law, Linda Lee Johnston of Piedmont, MO; six grandchildren, Jimmy (Chrissy) Tigart of Sikeston, MO, Clint (Joy) Johnston of Festus, MO, Terri (Michael) Hackworth of Ellington, MO, Mark (Billi) Carter of Ridge Crest, CA, Mandy (Billy) Rath of Las Vegas, NV, Dakota Carter of Piedmont, MO; twelve great grandchildren, Trey and Drake Tigart, Ryan and Kayla Johnston, Tyler and Gretchen Hackworth, Nietta, Alyssa, Keira and Brett Rath, Kylie and Ashlyn Carter; One brother, John Lindsey of Winona, MO; one sister, Virgie Douglas of Nixa, MO; three brother-in-laws, Charles (Vickie) Johnson, George (Kay) Carter and Bob (JoAnn) Carter; two sister-in-laws, Judy Carter and Donna Carter; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, four sons, Norman Johnston, Jimmie Johnston, David Johnston and stillborn Jesse Eugene Johnston; two brothers, Marvin “Boots” Lindsey and Perry Lindsey.
She was a cook at Winona School and worked for International Hat Company of Piedmont as a supervisor for 15 years. After International Hat Company closed she worked as a supervisor for Missouri Leather until she retired to care for her ailing husband in April 1996.
Nancy lived most of her life helping other people. She loved her family and friends. She liked working on her yard and garden, cooking, canning, and making jelly for her grandchildren and friends.
Nancy lived closed to Winona until she moved to Piedmont in 1959. She joined Winona Methodist Church in 1957. Since moving to Piedmont she joined Harvest Baptist Church of Piedmont.
Nancy loved living in her home in Piedmont and all her friends and employees over the years. She never had a boss or instructor she didn’t enjoy working with.
The visitation for Nancy was held at Harvest Baptist Church in Piedmont at 5:00 P.M, Friday, November 21, 2014 with the funeral also being held at the church on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. Pastors Pete Ruble and Curtis Crowley ministered to the family and Roger Lindsey, Bruce Lindsey, Bryan Lindsey, Mike Lindsey, Ron Hamilton, and Mike Blackwell served as pallbearers. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Winona, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.
November 19, 2014
Kermitt is survived by five sons, Kermitt Willis, Jr. of Ellsinore,MO, Tom Willis and wife Pam of Piedmont, MO, Haven Willis and wife Sam of Patterson, MO, Josh Willis and wife Melody of Wappapello,MO, Travis Willis and wife Pam of Ellsinore, MO; three daughters Jane Brooks and husband Kerry of Poplar Bluff, MO, Louellen Goin and husband Bruce of Poplar Bluff, MO, Paula McAlister and husband Bruce Cincinnati, OH; twelve grandchildren, Wayne Williams, Jennifer Philpot, Stephanie Thomas, Mandy Henderson, Levi Willis, Tyler Williams, Katie Mullin, Jeffrey McAlister, Tayler Willis, Jordan Willis, Nathan Willis, and Anna Willis; and many great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Burley Allen Willis; three half brothers, Morgan Whittington, Curtis Timmons, and Jr Timmons; five half sisters, Shirley Kemp, Jeannette Lourance, Delta, Colleen Tyler, and Lorretta Waltman.
The visitation for Kermit was Friday, November 21, 2014, at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont at 4:30 P.M. The service was held at the chapel on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. with Pastors William McDowell and Danny Robinson officiating. Special music was provided by Whitney Limanen and Wayne Williams, Josh Willis, Travis Willis,Tyler Willis, Levi Willis, and Jeffrey McAlister served as pallbearers. Burial was at Hvam Cemetery near Neelyville, Mo. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.
November 19, 2014
John Henry Hook, 83, of Piedmont, MO., passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. John was born on August 9, 1931 in Fryburg, PA., to Henry J. Hook and Mary Agnes Stark Hook who preceded him in death.
On November 2, 1992 John was united in marriage to Barbara “Bobby” L. Brown, who survives.
As a young boy John worked paper routes and helped his father in the butcher shop. He later owned a service station in Pennsylvania where he grew up. He went to high school in Fryburg PA. At the age of 21 he proudly served his country in the Korean War becoming a 1st Sargent before being discharged. After the service he owned two sporting goods stores in Franklin, PA area. He loved to hunt and fish all throughout Canada, North, and South America. He loved to read Westerns and watch Western movies.
The last 14 years of his life John worked at Wal-Mart and truly loved working with his co-workers and his customers.
John was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church and spent the last several years attending St. Catherine’s of Sienna at Piedmont, MO.
John is survived by his wife, one daughter, Tracy Quinter of Patterson, MO, and two grandsons, Matthew Quinter and Zachary Barber.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
The visitation for John was held on Thursday, November 20, 2014, at 6:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. Arnold Hodge Post #281 did a military walk thru in honor of John during the visitation. Services were held in the chapel on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. with Father Shobe Chettiyath ministering to the family. Vickie Duvall sang Ave Maria and was accompanied on piano by Sister C. J. Olinger. Burial was at the MO. State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, MO., with full military honors. Matthew Quinter, Adam Duckett, Earl Mumper Jr., Dean Finch, Wayne Brown, and Tim Scott served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.
November 11, 2014
Virgil M. Clubb, 94, of Greenville, Mo, passed away Monday, November 10, 2014, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO. Virgil was born on October 8, 1920 in Kime, MO to Clarence M. Clubb and Sarah M. Allen Clubb, who preceded him in death.
On June 3, 1951 Virgil married Mary Myrtle Irene Frazier in Lowndes MO. and to this union three children were born.
Virgil attended grade school in Kime and graduated from Greenville High School in 1941. He was proud to be on the debate team that beat Piedmont for the S.E. MO. Championship. He attended college and graduated from SEMO on the GI Bill. He obtained his Masters degree from University of Missouri in 1954. He also took college classes in Jonesboro and Conway AR that pertained to his teaching career. He started his teaching career in a one room school in Kime. He then went to Greenville where he taught and was High School Principal and was later elected County Superintendent of Schools in 1955. After rural schools consolidated in the 1960’s he went to Poplar Bluff as counselor and started the Three Rivers Material Center in Poplar Bluff. His last career move was to become Superintendent of Greenville School’s from 1969 until his retirement in 1982. After his retirement he sold Chase National Insurance part-time and ran for County commissioner and won.
Virgil proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corp. during WWII. During his time in the military he was deployed to China, Burma, and Indian Theatre’s. He was overseas from April 1944 until returning to the US in November of 1945. His stateside training occurred at Hamilton Field, Ca, Fairfield, Ca, Kearns, UT, and Camp Patrick, VA.
Virgil believed in God and was sure of where he was going. Since 1966 he had been a member of Greenville Methodist Church and prior to that he was a member of Lowndes Methodist Church, where he had married Mary. Virgil was a 64 year member and past worshipful master of the Greenville Masonic Lodge #107, a 64 year member and past patron of Greenville Chapter #337 Order of the Eastern Star. He was a member of Scottish Rite, York Rite, and a Shriner. He was a Charter member of Greenville’s Lions Club, a member of American Legion, a member of Farm Bureau, a longtime member of Wayne County Historical Society, and a past member of the SB40 Sheltered Workshop board of directors. He enjoyed genealogy, he could tell anyone their family history. He never met a stranger. He had several interest, including, walking, weight lifting, exercising, healthy eating, reading, especially history, writing poetry, and riding bicycles. He loved his wife and family, he was a great public speaker, but he couldn’t carry a tune in a bucket.
He was an honorable man, a loyal loving family man who tried to see the best in everyone and every situation. He was the last of a dying breed. He loved his Country and his God. He will leave a giant hole in Wayne County and his family.
Surviving Virgil is one son, Lindale Clubb and his wife Lori of Lowndes, MO; two daughters, Vickie Marie Patterson of Greenville, MO., Mary Susan Allen and her husband Christopher of Greenville, MO; four grandchildren, Nichoel Patterson, Bernadette Patterson, Shannon Cook and David Clubb and his wife Ashley; two great-grandchildren, Skyler Clubb and Seth Clubb.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife; one stillborn brother, Willis Carl Clubb; and one sister, Clara Belle Clubb.
Visitation was held Friday, November 14, 2014, at 5:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville, MO. Services followed Saturday, November 15, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. also at the chapel. Burial followed at Greenville Cemetery with full military honors provided by Missouri National Guard and Arnold Hodge Post 281, Piedmont, MO. Pastors Elijah Bennett and Jr. Bennett ministered to the family and David Clubb, Shannon Cook, Logan Eads, Leonard Heath, Devin Eads, and Tommy Leach served as pallbearers. Earl Baumgardner, Frankie Wilkinson, Melvin Crutchfield, Frank Womack, Bob Forister, and Clyde Clubb served as honorary pallbearers. Special musical selections were provided by David Crites. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
November 10, 2014
James “Jimmy” R. Malcolm, 49, of Des Arc, MO., passed away on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at his residence. Jimmy was born on February 15, 1965 in Apple Valley, Ca. to Gene Malcolm and Ruth Ann Perry Malcolm.
Jimmy spent his early years in Apply Valley California before moving to Des Arc in 1970. After moving to Des Arc he graduated from South Iron High School.
He had attended Beulah Baptist Church near Brunot.
Jimmy enjoyed picking up rocks, painting, and hunting arrowheads. He also enjoyed spending time with his mother and his father before his passing.
He is survived by his mother; Ruth Ann, one brother; Chris E. Malcolm and his wife Sonjia of Branson, MO., and one sister; Debbie Hinkle of Fredericktown, MO. and nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father; Gene Malcolm.
Visitation was held Friday, November 14, 2014, at 5:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services followed at 7:00 P.M., at the chapel. Cremation followed services with interment at John Ruble Cemetery at Vulcan, MO, at a later date.Pastor Wayne Street ministered to the family and recorded music was provided. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
October 26, 2014
Richard Pascoe, Sr., 74, of Piedmont, MO., passed away on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at his residence. Richard was born November 27, 1939 in Antrim, Michigan to Charles Pascoe and Avis Rutherford Pascoe who preceded him in death.
Richard had been an Over the Road truck driver working for Freeze Transportation.
Surviving Richard is his fiancé, Debra Pressdee of Piedmont, MO., three sons; Richard Pascoe, Jr and James Pascoe both of Woodward, OK, Elwood Holzbaur and his wife Lisa of Trenton, New Jersey, two daughters; Dorothy Cousins of Texas, Victoria Deal of Salem, MO., three brothers; Robert Pascoe and his wife Patricia of Moriarty, New Mexico, Charles Pascoe and his wife Fran of Alden, Michigan, David Pascoe and his wife Shari, and two sisters; Sandra Schlueter, of Murphysboro, Ill, and Avis Burda and her husband Lee of Alden, Michigan, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
A memorial service was held on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Alive in Christ Church in Piedmont with Pastor Richard Sanders ministering to the family. Burial will be at Chapman Cemetery in Mancelona, Michigan at a later date.
Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
October 24, 2014
Veldeen “Vel” Ruble, 79, of Vulcan, MO, passed away Friday, October 24, 2014, in Branson, MO. Vel was born on February 5, 1935, in Shannon County, Missouri, near Current River. Vel spent her childhood years near the Current River and attended school in Eminence, MO, and then living in St. Louis, MO. In her later years, she lived in Vulcan, MO. On April 22, 1972, she married Thomas Ruble who survives.
Vel was converted to Christ in 1960 in St. Louis, MO and spent the remainder of her life dedicated to his service. She spent over 38 years ministering to the needs of prisoners in Farmington, Bonne Terre, Potosi, Jefferson City, and Charleston, MO. Through this ministry she touched thousands of people and led countless souls to Jesus Christ with her gentle spirit and love. Her husband, Tom, also shared in this ministry. Vel served the St. Louis, Bunker, and Vulcan communities as a beautician for over fifty years.
Vel loved her earthly family and enjoyed their many get togethers. In addition to her husband Tom, she is survived by two sons, Rick Damouth and wife Kathy of Leesburg, MO, Rob Damouth and wife Donna of Salem, MO., one daughter Linda Mickan and husband Mike of Hogan, MO, two stepchildren Lea Eaton and husband Rob of Bonne Terre, MO., Terry Ruble of Farmington, Mo., nine grandchildren, Shonna Morrison and husband Dan, Ricky Lendon Damouth and wife Vanessa, Sierra Damouth, James Lendon Mickan (J.L.) and wife Candace, Destiny Huff and husband Kyle, Jessi Roderman and husband Brandon, Corey Damouth and wife Katrina, Megan Flowers and husband Joey, Mariah Damouth; two brothers, Lindell Williams and wife Wanda, Denzil Williams and wife Millie, all of Bunker, MO; two sisters, Maude Happel and husband “Hubb”, Doris Roberts, all of Salem, MO; two sister in laws, Eula Williams of Eminence, MO, Bonnie Williams of Bunker, MO; one brother in law, Jim Smith of Bald Knob, AR.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gracie and Oather Williams; one infant daughter, Toni Darlene Damouth; and one granddaughter, Katie Darlene Damouth , and late husband Lendon Damouth, 2 brothers Verdis and James Williams, 3 sisters Bea Janak, Maxine Smith, Vesta Crouch. Visitation was held Monday, October 27, 2014, at Free Spirit General Baptist Church at 5:00, with services following Tuesday, October 28, 2014, at 2:00 P.M., also at the church. Pastor Steve Sale ministered to the family and Ricky Damouth, James Lendon Mickan, Corey Damouth, Joey Flowers, Kyle Huff, and Dan Morrison served as pallbearers. Burial followed at Sutton Cemetery near Vulcan, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
October 24, 2014
Katrina Bennett Akers, 33, of Piedmont, MO., passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014 at her residence. Katrina was born on October 14, 1981 in Poplar Bluff, MO to Johnny E. Bennett and Judy Silvy Bennett.
On July 20, 2011 Katrina was united in marriage to Mitch Akers, who survives of the home.
Katrina graduated from Clearwater High School in May of 2000. She loved to play softball and was very good at it. She won the most valuable player award two years in a row. She spent many hours in the back yard practicing ball with her parents.
She loved to fish with her Dad and she was considered a Daddy’s girl, even though she was a tomboy at heart. Whatever he was doing she wanted to be in the middle of it. They spent lots of time together until he passed away in March of 1999. His passing left a large hole in her heart that would never be mended.
Katrina loved her husband and her three children with all her heart. They were the most important things in her life. She was a sweet, kind, and loving person who will be missed so much by her family, friends, and everyone who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband; two sons; Ian and Connor Abrams of the home, one daughter; Kelsea Akers of the home, one step-daughter; Kim Black of Farmington, MO, her mother; Judy Bennett, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
She is preceded in death by father; her grandparents; Harry and Viola Silvy and John and Katherine Bennett, her mother and father-in-law; Montie and Betty Akers, one brother-in-law; Rick Akers, three cousins; Shawn Batton, Daron Hampton and Dawson Brewer. Visitation for Katrina was held on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. The service was held on Tuesday, October 28th also at the chapel with Pastor Darrel Silvy ministering to the family. Burial was at Mountain View Cemetery in Des Arc, MO., with Jeff Brewer, Keith Brewer, Adam Pevirl, Tim Akers, Jeremy Robinson, and Josh Gurley serving as pallbearers.
Burial will follow in Mt. View Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.