Gene Dwaine Clubb 12/8/2013

December 10, 2013

     Gene Dwaine Clubb, 68, Williamsville, MO, passed away Dec. 8, 2013 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  He was born April 3, 1945 in Hendrickson, MO to Ervin and Flora Clubb.

     Gene married Cora Christine Hillis of Williamsville, MO on Dec. 31, 1966.  She survives and lives in the family home in Williamsville.

     Preceding him in death were his parents, one brother, Virgil Clubb and two sisters, Joyce Hillis and Shirley Everest.

     Survivors include one brother, Leo (Clara) Clubb , of Williamsville, three children, James Dewayne (Glenda) Clubb, Williamsville, Sherry (Kevin ) Evans, of St. Louis, MO and Roy (Amanda) Clubb of Piedmont, MO and four grandchildren, Christopher, Ralph, Lee, and Aden.

     He had worked as a foreman at Rozark Farms charcoal plant at Ellsinore for several years and lastly worked for Howard’s Construction in Salem, MO.  He had worked as a logger.  His hobbies were hunting and fishing.

     Gene will be dearly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

The visitation for Gene was held on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 10:00 A.M.  with the service following at 2:00 P.M. with Kenny Condray ministering to the family.  Burial followed at the Clubb Family Cemetery in Williamsville with Christopher Evans, Ralph Evans, James Clubb, Travis Davis and David Davis serving as pallbearers. Condolences can be made at

Cleo “Allen” Jenkins 12/05/2013

December 6, 2013


Cleo Allen Jenkins of Piedmont was born in Canneton, IN on December 22, 1939 son of Morgan and Katie (Burden) Jenkins died December 5, 2013 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

He was a former employee of Chrysler Corp. and was a SMTS van driver.  He was a member and deacon of New Liberty United Baptist Church.  He loved singing and going to church, reading his bible and being a grandpa.

He married Janice Howard on October 21, 1962, who survives.  In addition he is survived by one son Tim Jenkins of Minneapolis, Minnesota, two daughters: Melissa Jenkins of New Orleans, LA and Allison (Shawn) Harris of Piedmont, three grandchildren: Billy, Jackie Ann and Joey, one sister: Margie (Kermitt) Willis of Greenville.

He was preceded in death by his parents Morgan and Katie Jenkins, one sister, Dorothy Shelton and two infant brothers, Levi and James, in-laws Leo and Ola Howard.

Visitation was held Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, with services following at 2:00 P.M. Pastor Tom Willis ministered to the family and New Liberty Choir performed two selections. Pam Willis was the pianist. Online condolences can be made online at

Fred McAllister 12/04/13

December 5, 2013


Fred McAllister, 86, of Piedmont passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Clarks Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont, MO.  Fred was born January 31, 1927 in Piedmont, MO.

On June 5, 1944 he was united in marriage to Maurine Davis and to this union five children were born.

Fred was saved and baptized in January 1965 and was a member of the Patterson Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon.

Fred had also served as a board member of the Clearwater R-1 school district for 6 years and on the board of ASC for 22 years.  He was drafted into the Army on May 29, 1945 and served time in Germany during World War II. He was discharged on his birthday. In 1947 he and Maurine left for Oregon to work in the timber where he drove a logging truck.  They returned to this area in December 1958.

Fred grew up on Clarks Creek and enjoyed working on his farm, building houses, working at his sawmill and was a cattleman. Fred never met a stanger, he enjoyed meeting people and talking to them. He enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include his wife Maurine, three sons: Dale (Shirley) McAllister, Danny (Gloria) McAllister both of Piedmont, DeWayne (Sandy) McAllister of Springfield, MO, two daughters: Darlene (Kim) Woolard and Deanna (Darrell) Heaton both of Piedmont, Grandchildren: Holly (Todd) Pinkley, Jennifer (David) Brown, Danny Robbins, Gary Robbins, Sandi Dollar, Miranda (Shawn) Reeves, Cortney McAllister, Heather (Eddie) Adams, Juliann (Craig) McMein, Angie (Dave) Gellner, Penny Taylor, Aaron (Dianne) Woolard, Tate Heaton, Ashleigh (Michael) Gentles, Ryan (Catherine) Heaton. Great-grandchildren: Levi  Brown, Laci Brown, Lane Pinkley, Ryan Reeves, Shawn Reeves, Taylor Reeves, Dayton Lewis, McClay Lewis, Madeleine McMein, Cyrus Woolard, Lana Woolard, Oliva Woolard and Taylor Brown.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Chas and Martha Bartch, four brothers: Roy, Oscar, Charles and Richard McAllister, five sisters: Freeda Landing, Pauline Usery, Glenda Allen, Helen Dixon, and Geneva Henson.

Visitation was held Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services followed at 1:00 P.M. at the chapel. Pastor Jule Maskrod ministered to the family and Genice and Sean Montgomery provided the music. Heather Adams and Shirley McAllister delivered personal memories of Fred. Pallbearers were Bob Crum, Wesley Crum, Travis Crum, Russell Green, Bob Arnett, and Tommy Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers were John Hensley, Lucas Crum and Little Wes Crum. Burial will be in Masonic Cemetery, Piedmont, MO with full military honors. Online condolences can be made at

Charles Owen Eaton 11/26/2013

November 27, 2013


Charles Owen Eaton, 59, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at Poplar Bluff, MO.  Charles was born on June 19, 1954 in St. Louis, MO.

On January 27, 1987 he was united in marriage to Paula Odom and to this union one child was born.

Charles enjoyed cooking, hunting, going to the Legion Hall and reading books.  He loved just spending time with Paula and Denise. Charles spent his childhood in St. Louis but moved to Piedmont as an adult to make his home. During the Vietnam era Charles was proud to serve his country from 1976 to 1979 in the US Army. Charles was of the Protestant faith.

Survivors include his wife, Paula; one daughter, Denise O’Neil Eaton of Webster Groves, MO; one niece, Jennifer Laxton; and great nieces, Helena Bradley and Bianca Laxton.

He was preceded in death by his parents Curtis O. and Mildred Eaton; and one brother, Gary Brown.

A memorial service was held Friday, November 29th at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with Bro. Jack Ruble ministering to the family. Burial followed on Monday, December 02, 2013 at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield with full military honors. Online condolences can be online at

Harrell Kelsoe 11/26/2013

November 27, 2013


Harrell Kelsoe, 72, of Williamsville, MO passed away on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO.  Harrell was born April 7, 1941 in Cullman County, AL.

On May 10, 1960 he was united in marriage to Linda S Gilbreath and to this union two children were born.

Harrell grew up in Cullman, Alabama, where he attended East Point Elementary School.  He then moved to St. Louis and attended Madison High School. He worked as a pattern clerk at Bodine Aluminum Foundry in St. Louis for 37 years. After leaving St. Louis, he moved to Williamsville where he enjoyed deer and rabbit hunting with his buddies as well as fishing.  Harrell enjoyed working on his farm with his ducks, chickens, donkey, dogs and tractor.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his wife, sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Harrell was of the Pentecostal belief.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Linda, two sons:  Harold Eugene (Summer) Kelsoe and Danny Ray Kelsoe both of Williamsville, three sisters: Joyce (Paul) Reeves of AR, Kathy Fite of OR, and Judy (Paul) King of Kansas City, KS, ten grandchildren: Sarah, Jennifer, Harold Jr., Allen, Brittany, Josh, Daniel, James, Kimberly and Trystan, five great-grandchildren: Aiden, Easton, Owen, Jackson, and Nathan.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Alice Page Kelsoe, one brother: Joe Kelsoe, one sister: Patsy Kelsoe and one Great-Grandchild: Jaycee.

Visitation was held on Friday, November 29th at the Ruegg chapel in Williamsville with the services following on Saturday with Bro. DeWayne Reeves ministering to the family.  Serving as pallbearers were Bob Hillis, Sr., Lee Hillis, Bobby Hillis, Allen Hillis, Eric Wood, and Stan Griggs. Online condolences can be made at


Velma Short 11/26/2013

November 27, 2013


Velma Short, 82, of Poplar Bluff, MO passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at her residence. Velma was born November 22, 1931 in Qulin, MO. 

On November 28, 1980 she was united in marriage to Larry Short who survives.

Velma had worked as a restaurant manager and attended the New Covenant Fellowship Church.

Survivors include her husband Larry, eight sons, Randy (Pam) Hillis of Fredericktown, MO, John T (Rosemary) Hillis of Chesterfield, MO, Joseph Todd Hillis, House Spring, MO, Lowell Ted Kottwitz, Crestwood, MO., Gary Short, Kirksville, MO, Ronald Short, Park Hills, MO, Roger (Brenda) Short, Poplar Bluff, MO, Robert (Clara) Short, New Baden, IL; three daughters, COL. Marsha (Jim) Langlois, Floresville, TX, Julie (Dale) Pesch, Festus, MO, Sheri (Don) Clifford, Frankland, IN; two brothers, Albert (Anita) Wills, Greenville, MO, Dave Wills, St. Louis, MO; two sisters, Mamie Downard and Sue Blankenship both of Wappapello, MO; twenty two grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Orba Wills; one daughter, Lois Diane Wells; three brothers, Charles Wills, J.O. Wills, Leo Wills; three sisters, Pauline Parks, Mildred Farris and Dena Reid.

Visitation for Velma was held on Sunday, December 1st at the Ruegg chapel in Greenville with the services following on Monday with Bro. Jerry Moore ministering to the family.  Burial was at the Little Brushey Cemetery at Wappapello with John Hillis, Randy Hillis, Todd Hillis, Ted Kottwitz, Marsha Langlois and Roger Short serving as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at

Edward W Harmon 11/17/2013

November 22, 2013

Edward W. Harmon, 56, of Piedmont passed away Sunday November 17, 2013 at his residence.  Edward was born in Kennett, MO services will be held at a later date.  Condolences can be made online at

Jaycee Marie Faith Kelsoe Logan 11/17/2013

November 19, 2013


Jaycee Marie Faith Kelsoe Logan, infant daughter of Justin Logan and Kimberly Kelsoe passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013 at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Jaycee was born on November 14, 2013 in Poplar Bluff, MO.


Survivors include her parents, one brother: Aiden Kelsoe of the home, Grandparents: Ken and Darla Logan of Williamsville, MO.,  Elaine Hoover of Napa, CA., Michelle Abbott of Williamsville, MO and Harold and Summer Kelsoe of Williamsville, MO., Great Grandparents:  Harold and Linda Kelsoe of Williamsville, MO., Marga Wood of Elizabethtown, KY., and Sue Mairs of Napa, CA.


Services were held on Saturday November 23, 2013 at the Ruegg chapel in Williamsville with burial following at the Holliday Cemetery. Bro. DeWayne Reeves ministered to the family and Josh Kelsoe and Chris Logan served as pallbearers.  Online condolences can be made at

James Hartford “Jim” Collins 11/17/2013

November 17, 2013


James Hartford “Jim” Collins, 77, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013, at his residence in Piedmont, MO.  James was born January 5, 1936 in Annapolis, MO, son of William C. and Helen Rayfield Collins.  On November 30, 1968, he was united in marriage to Juanita “Yvonne” (Boyer) Collins and to this union three children was born. In addition to his wife he is survived by his three children, Douglas Lee Collins and Brian Sydney Collins both of Piedmont, and James and wife Ashley of San Antonio, TX; seven grandchildren, Destin, Bryanna, Griffin, Ellie, Noah, and Amelia Collins, and Dustin Walker; one sister, Callie Hawkins of Patterson, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Bobby Lee Collins and Bill Douglas Collins; and one sister Vicky Hutchins.

In Jim’s spare time he enjoyed fishing trips to Florida with his wife and best friends Rick and Janet Byrd of Tallahassee, FL. He loved his coffee and Lottery tickets and took a lot of pride in his vehicle. He was a great conversationalist and never met a stranger. Jim was of the Christian faith.

James was a veteran of the United States Army during the Korean War. During his professional career he was a life insurance agent and sold real estate. In his adult years he lived in St. Louis, Piedmont, Poplar Bluff and Ellsinore.

Visitation was held Monday, November 18, 2013, at 6:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services followed Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. also at the chapel in Piedmont with Bro. Richard Sander ministering to the family. Burial was at Annapolis Cemetery with Military Honors provided By Arnold Hodge Post 281, Piedmont, MO, and the Missouri National Guard. Serving as pallbearers were Mike DeSha, Bob DeSha, Frank Rayfield, Jimmy Collins, Brian Collins, Douglas Collins and Dustin Collins. Online condolences can be made at






Pastor Frank W. Myers 11/10/2013

November 15, 2013

Pastor Frank W. Myers, 83, of Piedmont, MO passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont.  Frank was born March 7, 1930 in Independence, MO to Uriah Myers and Helen Reese Myers who preceded him in death.

On October 9, 1969 Frank was united in marriage to Dale Joyce Willman.  Frank spent 56 years in the ministry.  In that time he ministered in East St. Louis, South Telegraph, St. Louis, and Mill Spring.

Survivors include his wife Dale Joyce, two sons: Rick Guthrie and Ed Myers, one daughter: Vonnie Kronk, one brother: Charlie Myers, three sisters: Doris Nagel, Evelyn Kays and Carolyn Dorris.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Steward Myers.

Services will be held at a later date.  Online condolences may be made at

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