Eunice E. “June” Reed 7/2/2015

July 3, 2015

Eunice E. “June” Reed, 86, of Vulcan, MO, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Presbyterian Manor, Farmington, MO. Arrangements are pending with Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Online condolences can be made at

Genevieve Bergmann Barks 6/30/2015

June 30, 2015

Genevieve Bergmann Barks, 91, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, MO. Visitation will be held Friday, July 3, 2015, at 10:00 A.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services will follow at 11:00 A.M., also at the chapel. Burial will follow at Forest Chapel Cemetery near Piedmont. Online condolences can be made at

Patricia Byrd 6/28/2015

June 28, 2015

Patricia Louise “Pat” Elledge Byrd, 71, of Wappapello, MO, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015, at St Francis Medical Center, Cape Girardeau, MO. Pat was born September 3, 1943, at Lowndes, MO, daughter of Harry and Annie Smith nee’ Duniphan.
At a very young age, Pat lived at Lowndes before moving to Kalamazoo, MI, where she spent the remainder of her youth and young adulthood. She graduated high school at Kalamazoo, MI. During her adult years she moved back to southeast Missouri and attended college at Sikeston Technical Center obtaining her LPN license and at Three Rivers Community College obtaining her Registered Nurse license. Pat later attended Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO and attained her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing and later her Masters of Science in nursing. She lovingly worked many nursing jobs over the years and also held a teaching position at Sikeston Technical Center for the LPN program and was a nursing supervisor at Phelps In Home Care at Advance, MO.
In her free time, Pat enjoyed quilting, traveling with her husband, enjoying a game of Solitaire and working crossword puzzles. She was of the Christian faith.
Pat is survived by her husband, Gary Byrd; two sons, Frank Sims and wife Gladys of Wappapello, Troy Cunningham and wife Tangie of Fredericktown, MO; one daughter Karen Ward of Doniphan; six grandchildren, Millicent Chitwood, Matthew Sims, Troy Cunningham Jr, Harley Cunningham, Nick Cunningham, and Brittany Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Clyde Smith; two sisters, Brenda Hensel and Betty Harding.
Visitation was held Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 11:00 A.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville, MO. Services followed at 2:00 P.M., also at the chapel in Greenville. Pastor Pete Ruble ministered to the family and Clay Phelps, Chuck Rogers, Scott Williams, Garrett Byrd, Dennis Middleton, Jerry Byrd. Burial followed at McGhee Chapel Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

William Lee “Bill” Tucker, Sr. 6/26/2015

June 28, 2015

William Lee “Bill” Tucker, Sr, 72, of Poplar Bluff, MO, formerly of Piedmont, MO, passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, at his residence. Bill was born July 5, 1942, at Piedmont, MO, son of Herbert Tucker and Nina Tucker nee’ Clubb.
Bill past attended public school in Piedmont and was of the Baptist faith. During his youth he had worked at several saw mills and as an adult he worked in lawn care, a job that he truly loved. He lived his entire life in Piedmont up until a few years ago when he moved to Poplar Bluff with his daughter. In his spare time over the years he enjoyed hunting and fishing, outings on the Current River, camping, and enjoyed harvesting honey from bee’s. His laughter and good humor will be missed by his family.
Bill is survived by two sons, William “Billy” Tucker Jr. and wife Leslie of Piedmont, MO and Charles Tucker of Patterson, MO; three daughters, Patty Ringler of Poplar Bluff, MO, Dorothy “Dotty” Louise Penrod and husband “Pete” of Patterson, MO, Tanya Ann Dazey and husband John of Van Buren, MO; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; three brothers, Walter Tucker and wife Birdy, Don Tucker and wife Sue, and Wayne Tucker, all of Piedmont, MO; four sisters, Jewell Anne Jones of Seattle, WA, Wilma Webster and husband Gary of Patterson, Mary Daly, Robin Stone and husband William, all of Piedmont. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Mary Jo; and three brothers, Cecil Tucker, and infants Ronald and Donald Tucker.

Visitation was held Tuesday, June 30, 2015, from noon until 2:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services followed at 2:00 P.M. also at the chapel. Burial followed at Mill Spring Cemetery, Mill Spring, MO. Pastor Elmo Parker ministered to the family and Charles Tucker, Billy Tucker, Robert Sertl, Jeffrey Sertl, Michael Oatman, Ryan Oatman, and Jordan Oatman served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at

Vernon “Eddie” Bailey 6/23/2015

June 25, 2015

Vernon Edward “Eddie” Bailey, 46, of Poplar Bluff, MO, passed away at Cedargate Nursing Center in Poplar Bluff, MO on Tuesday. June 23, 2015. Eddie was born on December 31, 1968 in Poplar Bluff, MO to Sharon K. (Dees) Bailey and Vernon Bailey, who preceded him in death.

Eddie grew up in the Taskee area and graduated from Greenville High School. He worked in the mill room at Schaller Hardwood and at Wal-Mart. As an adult he moved to Poplar Bluff.

His church family was very important to him and was Eddie’s second family. He had been a member of Westwood Baptist Church for over 20 years, before that he had attended Cool Springs Baptist Church.

Eddie had spent his entire life taking care of his mother, he loved Cardinal baseball, Southern gospel music and any church activities.

He is survived by his aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents, Raymond Jones and Etta Marie Dees Jones who helped raise Eddie.
The visitation for Eddie was held at Westwood Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff, MO, on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. Services followed at 10:00 A.M. also at the church. Pastors David Myers, Steve Proctor, and Tom Graham ministered to the family. Pastor Steve and Nancy Proctor provided musical selections and John Cox, Randy Clark, Robert Longhibler, Pastor David Myers, Bud Taylor, Paul Babcock, and Tim Belt served as pallbearers. Burial followed in Dee’s Chapel Cemetery near Williamsville. Online condolences can be made at

Margaret Rayfield 6/23/2015

June 24, 2015

Margaret E. Rayfield 83, of Piedmont Mo. passed away on Tuesday June 23, 2015 at Clarks Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont.

She was born in Osage County, Mo, on December 15 1931 to Basil Hassler and Nancy (Branson) Hassler.
She grew up in Osage County and attended school there.

Margaret was united in marriage to Carl A. Rayfield on July 22 1956. He preceded her in death on October 28th 1985.
She moved to Piedmont in 1960, and was employed with Brown Shoe Company for 20 years.

Margaret was saved and Baptized at the Oklahoma Church of Christ in Chamois Missouri where she attended in her childhood.
She has been a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Piedmont for many years.

Her past times of recent that she enjoyed was spending time with family, and her many friends she had made at the Meadow Brook Apartments.

Margaret is survived by four sons, Mike Ball and his wife Linda of Denver CO.
James Ball of Piedmont, Andrew Rayfield of Piedmont, Daniel Rayfield and his wife Shirley of Piedmont and two daughters Kathleen Thibault of St Louis Mo. and Carla Hukel and her husband Bud of Patterson Mo. Her Brother Ronnie Hassler and his wife Joan of Jefferson City Mo.
Also 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren

Preceding her in death were her husband, parents and 5 Brothers
Arnold Hassler, Kenneth Hassler, Maurice Hassler, Basil Hassler Jr, and Jerry Hassler .

The visitation for Margaret was held Friday, June 26, 2015 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont at 6:00 P.M. The service was held on Saturday, the 27th at 11:00 A.M. also in the chapel. Pastor James McCullin ministered to the family and Cindy Wood provided musical selections. Bud Hukel, Brian Hukel, Roger Rayfield, Andrew Rayfield, Daniel Rayfield, and Lee Randolph served as pallbearers. Burial followed at Masonic Cemetery, Piedmont, MO. Online condolences may be made at

Violet Mae “Vi” Lettington 6/21/2015

June 22, 2015

Violet Mae “Vi” Lettington, 85, of Piedmont, MO, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Parkland Hospital in Farmington, MO. Vi was born on October 15, 1929 in Willow Springs MO to Walter & Ethel Johnson, who preceded her in death.
Vi was married on February 14, 1948 to Emil Mensing, who preceded her in death, and she later married Carroll Lettington, who also preceded her in death.
Vi was a self-employed seamstress.
She will be greatly missed by her many friends and family including two sons, Larry Mensing of Fairview Heights, Il, and Craig Mensing and his wife Joan of Des Arc, MO; two daughters, Rita Bish and her husband Dan of Des Moines, IA and Emily McCauley and her husband Charles of Livingston, TX; two brothers, Virgil “Ted” Johnson of Onawa, IA and Walter Johnson of Boone IA; and two sisters, Leota Portwood and her husband Charles of Deepwater, MO and Ruth Logan of Gower, MO; ten grandchildren, Rob Bish, Hope Bish, Doug Garnett, Melody Stone and her husband, Aaron, Brian Mensing and his wife Amanda, Chantyl Hall and her husband Jason, Shad Mensing and his wife Amanda, Jessica Mensing, Dustin Mensing, Cristina White and her husband Tobi VanHauen; and seventeen great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, her husbands and one son, Roland Mensing.
Visitation was held Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 5:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. A memorial service followed at 6:00 P.M. with Pastor Richard Sanders ministering to the family. Cremation will follow services. Online condolences can be made at

Ruth A. Malcolm 6/20/2015

June 22, 2015

Ruth A. Malcolm, 74, formerly of Des Arc, MO, passed away on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at Forsyth Nursing and Rehab Center in Forsyth, MO. Ruth was born on December 4, 1940 in Vulcan MO to Rudy Perry and Ida Gray Perry who preceded her in death.

On December 5, 1964 Ruth was united in marriage to Gene R. Malcolm and to this union three children were born. Gene preceded Ruth in death on July 18, 2009.

Ruth loved her family and spent her life as a homemaker. She will me greatly missed by her friends and family that survive including one son, Christopher Malcolm and his wife Sonja of Bradleyville, MO; one daughter Deborah L. Hinkle of Cherokee Pass, MO; one sister, Ada Mae Carpenter; six grandchildren, September Hinkle, Clayton Hinkle, Tori Malcolm, Aubrey Malcolm, Rudy Malcolm, and Lacey Malcolm; and four great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, James Robert Malcolm; two brothers, William and Oliver Perry; two step-brothers, Donald Huff and Chris Wright; and one sister, Dorothy Dillinger.
Visitation for Ruth was held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 6:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. at the Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. Services followed at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, June 26th also in the chapel with Pastor Wayne Street ministering to the family. Burial followed in the John Ruble Cemetery in Vulcan, MO, with Eddie Fisk, James Gray, Larry Lee, Robbie Sutton, Billy Lee, Bear Ruble, Christopher Malcolm and Josh Gray serving as pallbearers and Glen Ruble and Willie Gray as honorary pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at

Glenda Pauline Sullivan 6/16/2015

June 17, 2015

Glenda P. “Granny” Sullivan, 93, of Des Arc, MO, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Clarks Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont, MO. Glenda was born on July 29, 1921 in Coldwater, MO, to Samuel Barber and Rose Lee (Wilmour) Barber who preceded her in death.

On January 1, 1938 she was united in marriage to Noah Edward Sullivan and to this union three children were born.

She loved to quilt, garden, shop and cook for other people. Her main focus was her family, she loved and enjoyed caring for her grandchildren.

She had been converted at as a youth and was a member of the Des Arc Assembly of God Church.

Glenda grew up in the Coldwater, Brunot, and Des Arc area. She attended school in Coldwater. She had various jobs that included, Piedmont Hat Factory, Nursing Home Aide, Sam A. Baker Park and Shy’s Lake.

Surviving Glenda are two sons, Elzie Sullivan and his wife Diane of Des Arc, MO, and Thomas “Tommy” Sullivan and his wife Sue of Piedmont, MO; one daughter, Clara Walton and her husband Clinton of Greenville, MO; three sisters, Freda Marler and Edith Spain both of St. Louis, MO, and Arbetta Parson and her husband Danny of Lodi, MO; eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband; one grandchild; her parents; four brothers, Vernon, Guy, Clarence, and Lawrence Barber; two sisters, Ethel Barber and Irene that died as an infant.
The visitation was held on Thursday, June 18th at 6:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. The funeral was held on Friday, the 19th at 11:00 A.M. also in the chapel, with Pastor Zachary Hindman ministering to the family. Matt Davis provided a eulogy for his grandmother. Burial followed at Beulah Cemetery in Brunot, MO, with Matthew Davis, Travis Davis, Shane Sullivan, John Schneider, Jeff Sullivan, and Robert Sullivan serving as pallbearers with Scott Davis as honorary pallbearer. Online condolences can be made at

Kay Skaggs 6/16/2015

June 17, 2015

Kay Annette Skaggs, 58, of Silva, MO, passed away Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born on May 25, 1957 the daughter of Leonard and Lois Gramlich nee’ Daves in St. Louis, MO.

On December 19, 1998 she was united in marriage to Raymond Skaggs in Greenville, MO.

Kay enjoyed fishing, knitting, and loved her cat “Snowball”.

Kay had worked at the Shelter Workshop in Piedmont and Life Skills in St. Louis.

In 1993 Pastor Louie Robinson baptized Kay and she lived her life believing in the Christian faith.

She is survived by her husband Raymond; her mother Lois of Greenville, MO; three brothers, Greg Gramlich and his wife Bernadette of Wentzville, MO, Gary Gramlich of Greenville, MO, and Ronnie Gramlich and his wife Nonie of Chesterfield, MO; two sisters, Sandra Chase and her husband Jim of St. Louis, MO, and twin sister Fay McLaughlin and her husband Les of St. Louis, MO; and many uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her father Leonard Gramlich.

Visitation was held Friday, June 19, 2015, at 12 noon at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville, MO. Services followed at 2:00 P.M., also at the chapel. Pastor Phillip Jordan and Pastor Louie Robinson ministered to the family and Phillip Lee Skaggs, Reggie Skaggs, Darrell Skaggs, Ben Duncan, Billy Parson, Charlie Skaggs, Joe Skaggs, and Tony Duncan served as pallbearers. Music was provided by the Skaggs family. Interment was in New Prospect Cemetery, Silva, MO. Online condolences can be made at

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