December 17, 2014
Marie Decker, 94, of Fredericktown, MO, passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Stockhoff Memorial Nursing Home in Fredericktown, MO.
Marie was born on September 8, 1920 to Samuel Losh and Ella Moses Losh who preceded her in death.
On December 29, 1940 she was united in marriage to Harry Decker, who preceded her in death. To this union two children were born.
Marie was raised in St. Louis and attended school there. She worked in a department store doing clerical work and then in 1982 moved to Piedmont. She loved to shop but her main focus was her family. She loved to take care of them.
Marie is survived by one son; Jerry Decker of Piedmont, MO, one daughter; Eileen and her husband Michael Aimone of Godfrey, IL, one brother; Sam Losh and his wife Laura, three grandchildren; Nicole Roy, Michael Aimone and his wife Alyse and Steven Aimone, and three great-grandchildren; Makenlee, Marissa and Latham.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother; Melvin Hampton and one sister; Faye Prine.
Visitation for Marie was held Friday, December 19th from 12:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, with the services following at 2:00 P.M. in the chapel with Pastor Pete Ruble ministering to the family. Burial was at the Masonic Cemetery with Michael Aimone, Kenny Williams, Kent Faye, Steve Aimone, David Thurman and James Erhardt serving as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.
December 15, 2014
William “Will” Gene Middleton, 41, of Piedmont, MO, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO.
Will was born on January 8, 1973 in Poplar Bluff, MO, to Stanford “Rusty” Jackson, who survives and Brenda Middleton who preceded him in death.
Will grew up in the Piedmont and Jackson area. He enjoyed walking on the gravel bars of the Upper Black River and riding his four wheeler on the trails and through the woods. He was a prolific reader of science fiction, enjoyed writing poetry and short stories.
Surviving Will is one daughter, Krysta Middleton of Jackson, MO; his grandmother, Eileen Middleton, of Piedmont, MO; aunts and uncles, Jan and David Young and Brad and Janice Middleton all of Piedmont; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Clifton Eugene Middleton. Memorial service for “Will” was held Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 3:00 P.M. at Murphy Cemetery, rural Piedmont. Pastor Pete Ruble ministered to the family and Reyt and Sadie Middleton provided special musical tributes. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
December 15, 2014
Arlie Sanders, 81, of Piedmont, MO, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at his residence. Arlie was born in Bardley, MO, to J. C. Sanders and Maude D. Roberts Sanders who preceded him in death.
In April 1966 he was united in marriage to Janet Schoelhammer, who preceded him in death. Together they raised eleven children.
Arlie was raised on the family farm in Ripley County. He was all about nature, hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a member of the N.R.A., the North American Hunters Club and the United Auto Workers with Ford.
Arlie’s adult life was spent in Pacific, MO, where he worked and retired from Ford Motor Company. Arlie was a born again Christian.
Surviving Arlie are three sons, Jay Sanders and companion Lauri Pfaff, Shane Sanders, and Arlie “Buddy” Sanders, Jr., and his wife Connie all of Piedmont, MO; four step-sons, Bobby Archer of St. Louis, MO, Glenn Archer of Warrenton, MO, Joe Archer and his wife Laura of Robertsville, MO; two daughters, Arlene Bates and her husband Chris of Warrenton, MO, and Sheila Lewis of Lake City, FL; one step-daughter, Anna Noelken of Warrenton, MO, two brothers, Bob Sanders and his wife Geraldine of Piedmont, MO; and Albert Sanders of Rock Island, IL; and three sisters, Beth Audry Elizabeth Ross, of Piedmont, MO, Betty Lamar, of Arnold, MO, and Anna Jean Barnett of San Diego, CA; and many grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; his wife; one son, Denny Sanders; two brothers, Delmar Lee and Jimmy J. Sanders; and one sister, Mildred “Leona” Bennett.
Visitation was held Thursday, December 18, 2014, from 12:00 Noon until 2:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont. Services followed at 2:00 P.M. at the chapel with Pastor Richard Sanders ministering to the family. Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery, with Jay Sanders, Shane Sanders, Arlie “Buddy” Sanders, Jr., Jason Sanders, Lemorne Aaron, Colton Perry, Daniel Howe and Christopher Bates serving as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
December 10, 2014
Mabel Lucille Ruble-Clark, 88, of Piedmont, MO, passed away on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at Clarks Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont. Mabel was born on July 28th, 1926 in Caledonia, MO to John Marr and Stella Cluff who preceded her in death.
On September 5, 1940 Mabel was united in marriage to Joel A. (Jack) Ruble and together they raised 14 children. Joel passed away in 1982. In April 1984 Mabel married James E. Clark, who preceded her in death in 1994.
Mabel was a school bus driver for 21 years but her greatest accomplishment was that of homemaker. She loved her family and having them around her.
Surviving Mabel are five sons; Robert (Pat) Ruble of Poplar Bluff, MO, Pete (Kathy) Ruble of Piedmont, MO, Richard (Vivian) of Charlotte, NC, Charles (JoAnn) Ruble of Pleasant Hill, MO, and Randall Keith (Teresa) Ruble of Vulcan, MO, six daughters; Patricia (George) Howard of Piedmont, MO, Helen (Ron) Hughes of Farmington, MO, Ruth (James) Clark of Piedmont, MO, Hazel (Ron) Hopkins of Dix, IL, Sandra (Robert) Phelps, of Annapolis, MO, and Judith Koehr of Maui, Hawaii, one daughter-in-law; Debbie Ruble, one brother; Joseph T. (Louise) Marr of Marshall, MO, 41 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-great-grandchild.
Preceding her in death are her parents; her husbands; two sons; Infant James Ruble and Jack Ruble, one daughter; Betty Bieser, one brother; David Marr, two sisters; Maudie Moss and Gladys McGuire, two grandchildren; Amy Harris and Julie Scott, and two great-grandchildren; Amy Kingery and Justine Stidmon.
Visitation was held Friday, December 12, 2014, at 5:00 P.M. at Harvest Baptist Church, Piedmont, MO. Services followed on Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. also at the church.Burial was at Ruble Cemetery, rural Piedmont, MO. Pastor Pete Ruble ministered to the family and family members shared special memories of Mabel. Musical selections were provided by the church and Kyle Henson, Tyler Henson, Justin Henson, Jerod Henson, Ben Ruble, Adam Ruble, Jason Ruble, Scott Ruble, Ken Clark, Steve Howard, Jeff Howard, and Rob Ruble served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
December 9, 2014
Willis Marion Jones, 84, of Piedmont, MO, passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Clarks Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont. Willis was born in Fisk, MO, on September 3, 1930 to William Jones and Jessie Clark Jones, who preceded him in death.
Willis was united in marriage to Anna Sue Brewington on December 22, 1951, and to this union two children were born.
Willis proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and had a career in banking for many years serving as bank executive.
Willis is survived by his wife Sue; one son, Kevin (Glenda) Jones of Piedmont, MO; one daughter, Paula (Ken) Simmons of Branson, MO; four grandchildren, Ean Ramsey, Lance Brunk, Sarah Williamson, Jenny Jones; five great grandchildren, Austin Willis, Brayden Willis, Edyn Ramsey, Case Williamson, Kolt Williamson; one brother, Donald L. Jones of Poplar Bluff, MO; and one sister-in-law, Evelyn Jones of Poplar Bluff, MO.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother; Harold Jones; and one sister, Isobel Clark. There are no pubic services planned. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
December 9, 2014
Charles Gilbert Bennett, age 76 of Clarksville, passed away on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at Gateway Medical Center.
Charles was born on October 11, 1938 in Columbia, IL, the son of George T. Bennett and Maxine Adams Bennett. He was a retired veteran of the United States Army.
He is survived by his sister, Mary Michals; nieces, Toni Taylor, Sophie Michals, and Sara Michals; nephew, Charles Michals; several cousins; special friend, Ivonney Howland and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation was held Saturday, December 13, 2014, from 11:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. Services were held at 2:00 P.M. at the chapel. Pastor Fred Goad ministered to the family and Charley Michals, John Spencer, Ivonney Howland, Donald Akers, Fred Goad, Ronnie Street, Al Wills, and Jim Ruegg served as pallbearers. Burial was at Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc, MO with Full Military Honors provided by United States Army Fort Leonard Wood military funeral honors team.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association at 1818 Patterson Street Nashville, TN 37203 and/or the American Diabetes Association at P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312.
Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
December 9, 2014
Alice “Dolores” Bennett of Williamsville, Missouri passed away at home with her husband by her side Sunday, Dec 7 2014.
Dolores grew up in Savannah, GA; graduated from Jenkins High in 1960, then from Georgia Southern College in 65.
Dolores was a teacher by profession. She was a spiritual woman who loved to work in her garden or draw/paint.
She married Jimmy/Jim Bennett in July of 1966 and as a military wife, she traveled the world as they raised a family.
She will be missed by her husband of 48 years, her 3 children Kim, Kelly and Kevin; six grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren;.
3 brothers, Michael, Robert and David and her sister Debbie.
A family celebration of her life is pending…
Ruegg Funeral Home of Williamsville, MO, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
December 1, 2014
Kevin E. Jones, of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, died on Saturday, November 29, 2014 at the age of 49. Beloved son of Ronald and Donna Jones; dear brother of Keith (Marina) Jones and Patrick (Elisa) Jones; cherished uncle of Chad, Austin, Reece, Braydon, Faith Kassidy, and Avery. Kevin was also a loving nephew, cousin, and friend to many and will be dearly missed. He is preceded in death by his sister Sandra Jones, and his grandparents Willard and Ola Jones and Rance and Gladys Sullivan.
Visitation was held at 11:00 A.M.,Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville, MO. Services followed at the chapel at 1:00 P.M. Interment was at New Prospect Cemetery near Silva. Bro. Wayne Page ministered to the family and Irma Page gave a tribute to Kevin. Patrick Jones, Kenny Jones, Dennis Jones, Gary Jones, Kenny Sullivan, Robert Barker, and Reece Jones served as pallbearers. Memorials may be made to Respite Care Home, 2939 Mayer Drive, St. Charles, MO. 63301. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
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. Erma was born May 15, 1936 to parents Herbert Radford and Rachael Faulkner Radford on Otter Creek near Piedmont, MO.
Erma grew up on Otter Creek and attended Hale’s College and later Piedmont High School. She later attended Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, MO. On June 27, 1959, she married Donald Lee “Duck” Henson. Duck preceded her in death on October 21, 2014.
She was converted to Christ in her 20’s and was a member of the Peach Tree General Baptist Church. She lived on Peach Tree for many years before moving to the farm at Black River in 1982.
Erma was a homemaker for many years and later worked over thirty years for Clearwater R-1 School system as a teacher’s aide for the four year old program and kindergarten. She cared for hundreds of local children through the years and she left lasting memories on their hearts.
In Erma’s spare time she loved to do crafts, gardening, spending time outdoors, and caring for her loving family especially the grand babies. In her final days Erma resided at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont. She was known for her friendliness and her smile.
Erma is survived by one son, Donald Lee “Donnie” Henson Jr. and wife Pam of Piedmont, MO; two daughters, Debra Tucker and husband Rick of Ozark, MO, and Chris Lueddecke and husband Junior of Piedmont, MO; seven grandchildren, Jason Lueddecke and his wife Marilyn, Matt Lueddecke and his wife Nikki, Sarah Berry and her husband Ian, Abby Maddox and her husband Trey, April Pettyjohn and her husband Rustin, Nathan Henson and finance Brenna Ziegler, and Shelby Henson; nine great-grandchildren, Ariel, Keagan, Drew, Allie, Laila, Emma Lee, Ella, Reid, and Anna Lee; one brother, Ronnie Radford and wife Alice of Piedmont, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Visitation was held Monday, November 24, 2014, at 5:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services followed Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. also at the chapel. Pastor Richard Sanders ministered to the family and Jeff Radford, Tim Radford, Jason Lueddecke, Matt Lueddecke, Nathan Henson, and Ian Berry served as pallbearers. A special musical tribute for her grandmother was provided by Ariel and “Bud” Brinkley also provided special music. Burial followed at 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.