November 30, 2015
Sandra Garling, 65, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015, at St. Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, MO. She was born March 9, 1950 in Wabash, IN, to Cecil Stackhouse and Maybelle Oppy, who preceded her in death. She spent the last two and a half years at Piedmont, MO, after moving from Peru, IN, where she graduated from Maconaquah High School.
On June 7, 1970, Sandra married Garon Garling and to this union, three children were born, James and his wife Angela Garling of Piedmont, MO, John Garling of Peru, IN, and Suzzi and her husband Terry Murray of Bunker hill, MO. She is also survived by; five grandchildren, Brian, Levi, Zach, Hannah, and Nick, and one sister, Linda Bricker of Fort Wayne, IN.
Sandra worked as a qualified medical aide at Miller’s Merry Manner at Peru, IN. She enjoyed going to yard sales and collecting ceramic roosters. She was a Jehovah’s Witness since her youth. Sandra was her family’s world. She loved spending time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.
There will be no services at this time. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
November 30, 2015
Jeanette Bunn, 42, of Lowndes, MO, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015, near Farmington, MO. Arrangements are pending with Ruegg Funeral Homes. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
November 28, 2015
Anthony Wood, 34, of Williamsville, MO, passed away Friday, November 27, 2015, at his residence. He was born December 25, 1980, in Poplar Bluff, MO, to Jacky Wood and Patricia Smith. He graduated High School at Cave City, AR. He grew up in Arkansas, but has been residing in Wayne County, MO, for nine years.
Anthony was preceded in death by; an uncle, Bill Wood, grandparents, Margaret and Lavern Smith, and grandfather, Hollis Wood.
He is survived by, a daughter, Lily Wood of the home, a brother, William (Cristie) Smith of Cave City, AR, and a grandmother, Donna Wood. Other survivors include Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.
Anthony worked as a Vulcanizer for Gates rubber hose factory in Poplar Bluff, MO. He enjoyed collecting arrow heads and garbage head figurines. He never met a stranger and liked meeting new people. But most of all, he loved spending time with his daughter and family.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at 12:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Williamsville. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 P.M. also at the Williamsville Chapel. Burial will be at Military Crossing Cemetery. Online Condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
November 27, 2015
Mary E. Wallace, 95, of Paragould, AR, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015, at Green Acres Nursing Home. She was born August 4, 1920, to Zachary Taylor Vaughn and Stella Blanche Carver at St. Louis, MO. She also attended Webster School in St. Louis.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by; her husband, Woodrow Wallace, her son, Mike Wallace, and her brothers, Zach Vaughn, George Vaughn, and Rance Vaughn.
She is survived by three daughters, Ginger (Larry) Grooms of Paragould, AR, Dorothy Price of St. Peters, MO, and Vickey Hester of Henderson, AR. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and nine great great grandchildren.
Mary dedicated her life to her family as a homemaker; she also worked for the Spaghetti Factory at one time. She was a longtime resident of Ellsinore, MO, and spent her later years in St. Louis, and Paragould, AR. She enjoyed playing BINGO in her spare time. Mary was saved as a young adult, and is known to have unwavering faith. She was of the Pentecostal religion.
Visitaion will be Sunday, November 29, 2015, at 12:30 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. Services will follow at 2:00 P.M. also at the Piedmont Chapel. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
November 27, 2015
Melford Shearrer, 75, of Patterson, MO, passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at his residence. He was born November 09, 1940, to George Shearrer and Pauline Thorn Shearrer at Patterson, MO.
In addition to his parents; Melford is preceded in death by his wife Irene Shearrer, and a grandchild Justin Shearrer.
Melford is survived by; two sons, Byron (Brenda) Shearrer of Williamsville, MO, and Darin (Lorrie) Shearrer of Piedmont, MO, two brothers, Gary (Sue) Shearrer, and George (JoAnn) Shearrer both of Patterson, MO, four sisters, Shirley (Donald) Morris of Arnold, MO, Wanda (Charles) Lutes of Patterson, MO, Sharon Hamby of Patterson, MO, and Patty (Alton) Hunter of Piedmont, MO, four grandchildren, Ciera (Brandon) Baker, Blade Shearrer, Brooke (Zach) Cathey, and Brandi Shearrer, and one great-grandchild, Kinley Baker.
Melford owned his own appliance repair business for many years. He was a member of Patterson Assembly of God. In his free time, he loved spending time with his family.
Visitation was held Saturday, November 28, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. Services followed at 2:00 p.m. also at the Piedmont Chapel. Burial was at Rowland Woods Cemetery, Patterson, MO. Pastor Don Labrot and Bro. James Mchaffie ministered to the family. Danny Morris, Doug Morris, Zachary Cathey, Blade Shearrer, Brandon Baker, Alan Lutes, and Craig Lutes served as pallbearers. Online Condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
November 24, 2015
Grace Pauline Mann, 93, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Tuesday, November 24, 2015, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center at Piedmont, MO. She was born July 15, 1922, at Ellington, MO, to William Smith and Melinda Smith nee’ Pigg. She spent her childhood and attended school at Mill Spring.
In addition to her parents, Pauline is preceded in death by; her husband, Everett Mann, a son Ronnie Mann, five brothers, Roy Smith, Earl Smith, Ed Smith, Jerry Smith, and Fred Smith, and one sister Ruth Cates.
She is survived by; a son Clifford “Skip” (Diane) Mann of Silva, MO, two daughters, Sharon Kay (Owen) Brown, and Mary Beth (John) McAtee both of Piedmont, MO, and a daughter-in-law Janet Mann of Piedmont. Other survivors include a brother Clifford (Louise) Smith of Kankakey, IL, nine grandchildren, Pam, Steve, Mark, Donna, Amy, Justin, Kevin, Jeremy, and Brandi, and a host of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Pauline dedicated her life to her family as a homemaker, caring for her children, family members, and neighbors.Pauline was saved at a young age and was a member of Mill Spring Christian Church. She enjoyed gardening and canning and was also a member of the Mill Spring Civic Club.
Visitation was Friday, November 27, 2015, at 11:00 A.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. Funeral Service followed, Friday at 1:00 P.M. also at the Chapel. Burial was at Carson Hill Cemetery in Mill Spring, MO. Pastor Gene Davis ministered to the family. Justin Fleetwood, Steve Mann, Mark Brown, Jeremy McAtee, Tommy Mann, and Dave Kosanke served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
November 23, 2015
Clarence Copeland, 70, of Piedmont passed away November 21, 2015, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO. He was born August 22, 1945, in St. Charles, MO, to John Copeland and Helen Leach. He attended high school at Laramie, WY, and also at Ellsinore, MO.
In addition to his parents, Clarence was preceded in death by, his first wife of over forty years Barbara Ann Smith, a brother James Copeland, and a step child Terry Woods.
Clarence is survived by; his wife Mary Copeland of Piedmont, a son John Copeland of Wasilla, AK, a step-son, Wayne (Leah) Woods of Oates, five daughters, Eugena “Geni” (Kirk) Decker of Valdez, AK, Geraldine “Geri” (Clifford) Ness of Sitka, AK, Gudith (Jonathon) Dolan of Anchorage, AK, Gacqueline “Gaci” (James) Vascherault of Jacksonville, NC, and Gennifer (Tim) Inness of Ravenden Springs, AR, and a step-daughter Candice (Alan) Cates of Lake Sherwood. Other survivors include; grandchildren, Daniel Eugene, David Everett, Andrew Thomas, Jessica Lynn, Kyle James, Kaylee Michaela, Jonnie Alexandra, Elisabeth Maryann, Tesia Gabrielle, Tyler Lane, Kerrin Blaise, Miranda James, Cynthia Marie, Eric Eugene, Michael Dean, Kyla Michelle, Karra Marie, Kirklen Matthew, Kayde Malachi, and Megan, step-grandchildren, Hannah, Brandon, Ashlyn, Sarah, Abbey, Sydney, Kasey, Kodee, and Dana, three great-grandchildren, Tanner Lee, Izzabella Aspen, and Peter Thomas, step-great-gandchildren Bryce, Jayden, Tristan, and Lilly, four brothers, Jerry (Charlotte) Copeland of Green River, WY, Kenneth (Cindy) Copeland of St. Louis, MO, Gary Dean Copeland of Lusk, WY, and John Michael (Deborah) Copeland of Kemmerer, WY, and two sisters, Virgie (Ronald “Mouse”) Miller of Piedmont, MO and Barbara (Steve) Lucas of Farmington, MO.
Clarence was a Staff Sergeant in the Marines and retired after twenty years of service. His duties in the Marine Corps included being a Drug and Alcohol counselor and the administrative chief radio operator. His civilian jobs were, being a truck driver, coal miner, and a security guard. Clarence moved to Alaska in 1996, he also lived in SanDiego, San Clemente, Oceanside, New Orleans, New Jersey, MI, and Okinawa, Japan. He attended Ijames Hill General Baptist Church. He had a passion for reading anything; the last book he read was “The Story” by Max Lucado. He enjoyed woodworking, traveling to Wyoming, shopping with Mary, playing cards, hunting, fishing, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Denver Broncos. But, most of all; he loved to spend time with his family.
Visitation was held 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services followed at 1:00 P.M., also at the chapel. Burial was at Carson Hill Cemetery near Mill Spring, MO. Pastor Bob Smith and John Copeland ministered to the family. Genice, Sean, and Shaylin Montgomery performed three songs for the service. Kerrin Copeland, John Copeland, Geni Decker, Gennifer Inness, Tim Inness, Gaci Vascherault, Wayne Woods, and Kasey Cates served as pallbearers. Eric Spiker was an honorary pallbearers Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
November 18, 2015
Joshua “Josh” Levi Morris, 27, of Hillsboro, MO, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at Mercy St. Louis. Mr. Morris was a mechanic and operator for Arch Johnston Company Inc, Stone and Rock Quarries. He was a gifted mechanic, loved working on cars, small engines, and ATV’s. Born August 20, 1988 in St. Louis, he was the son of David Morris and Patsy Helm, both of Hillsboro.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Toney (Trish) Morris of High Ridge, grandmother Norma Morris, of Hillsboro, MO, one aunt, Bev (Kenny) Westlake, of Hillsboro, MO, three uncles, Dennis (Sue) Morris of Imperial, MO, Billy (Judy) Helm, and Wayne (Pam) Helm, both of Greenville, MO.
He is preceded in death by; his grandfather, William Morris, grandparents, Jim and Thelma (McGhee) Helm, and one uncle, Bobby Lee Helm.
Memorials to American Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.
Visitation was held Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 11:00 A.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville, MO. Services followed at 1:00 P.M., also at the chapel. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery near Greenville, MO. Pastor Louie Robinson ministered to the family and good friend Brian Bridgeman provided a heartfelt eulogy. Wayne Helm,Billy Helm,Brian Bridgeman, Brandon Hollman,Luke Helm,Jake Newkirk,and Adam Whitehead served as Pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
November 14, 2015
Charles E. McFadden, 71, of Williamsville, MO, passed away Friday, November 13, 2015, at his residence. He was born March 5, 1944, in Leeper, MO, to Ottis E. McFadden and Alice Laxton, who preceded him in death.
Charles is survived by; four sons, William (Robin) McFadden of Piedmont, Timothy (Rebecca) McFadden of Williamsville, Charles McFadden of Williamsville, and Larry (Melinda) McFadden of Wentzville, MO, three brothers, Kenneth (Ruby) McFadden of Cuba, MO, David (Jan) McFadden of Hillsboro, MO, and Norman McFadden of Troy, MO, and two sisters, Kathy (Gary) Miriani of Leeper, MO, and Paula Collins of Rich Hill, MO. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, Laranda, Alysa, Eliana, Ladan, Kristalyn, Timmy, Charles (Danielle), Mason, and Dawson, and two great – grandchildren, Aliyah and Anthony.
Charles was a Jack of all Trades; he worked for Rowe, Brown Shoe Co, did general construction, Miller Sawmill, and Fisher Sawmill for several years. When he wasn’t busy working, Charles enjoyed being in the ou tdoors, he loved deer hunting, squirrel hunting, and fishing, but most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Visitation was held Tuesday, November 17, 2015, at 5:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services followed Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 1:00 P.M., also at the chapel. Bro. Dan Littles ministered to the family and music was provided by son Tim. Charles, William, Timothy, Larry, Timmy, and Charles Joseph McFadden served as pallbearers. Burial followed at McFadden Family Cemetery near Williamsville. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
November 9, 2015
Marvin “Bud” Keathley, 75, of Mill Spring, MO, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2015, at his residence. He was born February 19, 1940 at Memphis, TN, and was raised by James Keathley and Mildred Waterbury. Bud spent his childhood in Dexter, MO, and graduated High School there.
On June 21, 1958, Marvin married Carolyn “Faye” Woolard in Poplar Bluff, MO, to this union were born three children; James “Matt” Keathley, of Mill Spring, MO, Kerry Keathley of Apache Junction, and Tamara Gail Keathley of Lodi, CA. He is also survived by, two sisters; Beverly (Jerry) Russell of Battle Creek, MI, and Mary Lee Keathley of St. Louis, MO, five grandchildren, Derik Keathley, Cassandra Ramirez, Matthew Burgoz, Michael Burgoz, and Brian Burgoz, and two great grandchildren, Emily Ramirez, and Madison Keathley.
Bud flew mail for several years for Al Gemende and was IFR-Rated; he also worked as a salesman for many years selling roofing materials in Riverside, California until he moved back to Missouri. He enjoyed towing gliders from his plane in his spare time. He was also a member of Victory Baptist Temple in Piedmont, MO.
Visitation services were held Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 5:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. Funeral services were Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 1:00 P.M. at Victory Baptist Temple also in Piedmont, MO. Burial followed at Carson Hill Cemetery at Mill Spring, MO.Pastor Elmo Parker ministered to the family. Darren Woolard, Douglas Woolard, Daden Woolard, Aaron Woolard, Derik Keathley, and Matthew Burgoz served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com