Allan John Hawley 04/14/2014

April 16, 2014


Allan John Hawley, 80, of Wappapello, MO., passed away Monday, 4-14-2014 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. Allan was born on 5-14-1933 in Greenville, MO to Verl Hawley and June Huggins Hawley who preceded him in death.

On 11-28-1957 Allan was united in marriage to Wilma Steward and to this union two daughters were born.

 Allan was a member of the Williamsville Methodist Church. Allan proudly served his country in the US Army and then worked at the Veterans Administration office as a computer systems analyst for 35 years. He was also a member of the Mason’s and a past patron of the Eastern Star. Throughout his life he enjoyed tennis, racquetball and woodworking.

Surviving Allan is his wife; Wilma, two daughters; Lee Hawley Kinser and Jeanna Hawley both of Austin, TX., three grandchildren; Collean Jurgensen of New Zealand, Erin Hawley and Winston Kinser both of Austin TX., and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; and one brother; Bill Hawley.

Visitation for Allan was held on Friday, April 18, 2014 at the Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville at 1:00 P.M. A Masonic Service was held at 3:00 P.M. and regular services held immediately after with Bro. J.C.Bryant ministering to the family.  Randy Rainwater, Rick Rainwater, Roger Bearden, Donnie Meyer, John Hixson and Larry Hixson served as pallbearers with burial following at Greenville Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

Victor Thompson 4/10/2014

April 10, 2014


Victor Eugene Thompson, 59, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Poplar Bluff, MO. Victor was born into the baptist faith on June 27, 1954 in Poplar Bluff, MO to Enoch and Pauline Thompson of Piedmont, MO.

On December 16, 1982 Victor was united in marriage to Mary Jean Westmoreland

Victor graduated from Clearwater High School and attended the College of the Ozarks. He made Piedmont his home, other than the 8 years when he lived in Nocona, TX. He had worked at Brown Shoe Company, Falcon Communications and also for the last 24 years he had worked at Windstream Communications as the Central Office Technician.

Victor was a member of the Nocona, TX Lions Club from 1991-1997, he served on the City Counsel for Piedmont, MO as an Alderman for 4 years. Victor had many hobbies which included fishing, competing in bass tournaments with his nephew Cory Thompson, leisure time with his family, hunting, and especially deer camp with his family and friends. He loved to spend time with his family BBQing, playing dominos and cards, going on family outings, watching movies and just relaxing with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving Victor is his wife Mary Jean; his parents; Enoch and Pauline Thompson, two sons; Scott Mell of St. Louis, MO, and Ben Thompson and his wife Jennifer of Ellington, MO, three daughters; Tina Bell of St. Louis, MO, Laura Thompson Mowery of Bowie, TX, and Andrea Thompson Burns and her husband Ashley of Jackson, MO, six grandchildren; Shane Chandler, Zoe Bell, Cyrus Burns, Isaac Thompson, Jaxon Burns and Madelyn Thompson;     one sister; Yvonne Wheelehon and her husband Harry of Piedmont, MO, one brother; Rick Thompson and his wife Pam of Patterson, MO, and four nephews and nieces, Cory Thompson, Erica Huitt, Courtney Thompson and Hailey Thompson.

Victor was welcomed into heaven with opened arms by his grandson, Kyle Wayne Mowery and Daughter-in-law Kimberly Kaiser Mell.   

Visitation was held Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 4:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. Services were held Sunday April 13, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. also at the chapel with burial at Masonic Cemetery Pastor Jack Ruble ministered to the family and Cory Thompson, Jeff Clark, Justin Clark, Jeremiah L’Heureux, Matt L’Heureux, Chip Martin, David Goodall, and Brian Raddatz served as pallbearers. Terry Cate, Josh Cate, and fellow Windstream Co-Workers served as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the American Heart Association.  Online condolences can be made at

Donald Junior Williams 04/07/2014

April 9, 2014


Donald Junior Williams, 84, of Silva, MO., passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at his residence. Donald was born in Brunot, MO., on November 28, 1929 to Dewey and Bertha Williams, who preceded him in death.

Donald lived in the Silva area all of this life, working in several sawmills, which are no longer in operation.  We worked for Libla and the Sheltered Work Shop before retiring in 1989 due to health reasons.

He attended the Montgomery School as far as the 6th grade, after that most of Donald’s education came from work and dealing with people. Donald was of the Baptist faith and joined the Gospel Lighthouse in the mid 1990’s. He enjoyed fishing and hunting every chance he got.  He loved old westerns both on TV and movies with John Wayne being his favorite actor. He enjoyed country music of the 60’s and 70’s.

Surviving Donald is one son: Joshua Williams of WA. two sisters; Edna Melton, and Carol Williams and numerous nephews and nieces and untold friends that will miss him deeply.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two brothers; Charles and Paul Williams and one sister; Helen Boggs.

A graveside service was held Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 2:30 P.M. at the George Twidwell Cemetery in Silva, MO. Bro. Jerry Montgomery ministered to the family and Tommy Williams, Ricardo Simota, Skip Bainter, Jimmy Carmack, Wayne Pollitte and Billy Cooper served as pallbearers.  Online condolences can be made at

Brianna Lynn Carbone 4/6/2014

April 8, 2014


Brianna Lynn Carbone, 12, of Des Arc, MO., passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 at her home. Brianna was born January 24, 2002 in Sawget, IL.

Brianna was loved by all of those who knew her.

She is survived by her parents Stacey Carbone of Des Arc ; one brother; Cameron Ramey, three sisters; Peyton, Paige and Gracie Meador, her grandparents; Robert and Anna Hefner of Des Arc, MO., Aunts and Uncles; Kimberly and Scott Musil and family and Robin and Jeff Jordan and family, great aunts and uncles and cousins, Troy Winters and family.

Visitation was held Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services were held Thursday, April 10, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. also at Ruegg Chapel. Cremation will follow services. Online condolences can be made at

John Hunter 4/3/2014

April 3, 2014



John S. Hunter, Jr. passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014 at St Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO.  John was born on November 16, 1926 in Patterson, MO., to John S. Hunter, Sr. and Minnie Mae Hinkle Hunter.

On December 21, 1947 John was united in marriage to Essie Jeanette Westmoreland, who survives, and to this union seven children were born.

He loved his family and his Lord. He was the youngest of nine siblings.

He was a faithful member of the Piedmont Church of the Nazarene. He showed his love for God through eleven church building mission trips to countries around the world.

For many years, he was actively involved in the Patterson Alumni Association as well as the Community Center and the Community Cemetery Association.    John retired as a machinist at the Williams Patent Crusher Company in St Louis.

Surviving John is his wife, Essie, three sons; Wayne Edward Hunter of St Louis, Glen D Hunter of Patterson,  Leon Hunter of Lee’s Summit, four daughters; Marcella Davis of Madisonville, KY., Marlene Mae Hunter of St. Louis, Iris Ross of Piedmont, Loretta Jean Seager of Olathe KS., eighteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Preceding John in death were his parents John and Minnie Hunter.

Funeral service for John S. Hunter Jr. was held Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Piedmont Nazarene Church with Rev. Gary Rhodes officiating.  Music was provided by Vickie Norris, Jeanna Hunter, Glen Hunter and Marlene Hunter. Memories were presented by family members.  Pallbearers were Leon Hunter, Phillip Simon, Ernest Davis, Gary Ross, Douglas Ross, Brandon Hunter, Dustin Hunter and Douglas Hunter.  Honorary were Wayne and Glen Hunter.

Interment was in the Patterson Cemetery, Patterson, MO.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Piedmont Church of the Nazarene for “World Evangelism Fund” or Patterson, MO community center. Online condolences can be made at

John L. McKittrick, Jr. 3/31/2014

March 31, 2014

John L. McKittrick, JR, 68, of Omaha, Nebraska, died on Monday, March 31, 2014 in Rochester, Minnesota. He was born on December 18, 1945 in Alton, Illinois, to John and Alma (Dement) McKittrick. John was a loving father and grandfather. He demonstrated generosity and friendship to all that knew him. John believed in the Lord Jesus as his Savior.

He is survived by his son Jason; his grandchildren Ryan and Matthew; his mother Alma (Dement) McKittrick; and his siblings Mary McKittrick, Joe (Sandy) McKittrick, Sally (Don) Briggs, Ellen (Dennis) Ross, James (Cindy) McKittrick, Jerry (Sondra) McKittrick, and Janie (Bob) Renella. He was preceded in death by his father John L. McKittrick, SR.

Visitation for John was held Saturday, April 5th at 11:00 A.M. at Evangel Baptist Church in Silva MO with the service following at 1:30 P.M. Pastor Mark Hunsberger, Bro. Ken Moon, and Chris Froman ministered to the family and son Jason McKittrick brought the eulogy. Special music was provided by Cindy McKittrick, Marilee Ostrander,and Jan Paton. Joe McKittrick, Jerry McKittrick, James McKittrick, Shane Bolender, Chris Wildrick, Don Bonfiglio served as pallbearers.  Online condolences can be made at


Dorothy Lazzaro 3/31/2014

March 31, 2014

Dorothy “Dottie” Lazzaro, 86, of Annapolis, MO., passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at her home.  Dottie was born in Calumet, MN on October 28, 1927.

On May 10, 1949 she was united in marriage Robert Duane Lazzaro, who preceded her in death, and to this union six children were born.  Dottie was an Army wife, traveling to 8 states including Hawaii and three trips to Germany before settling in at the Toppins farm in Annapolis, Missouri.

Surviving Dottie three sons; Dean Lazzaro and his wife Debbie of Littleton, CO., Tony Lazzaro and his wife Vickie of Baileyville, ME., Nace Lazzaro and his wife Anni of Coloardo Springs, CO., three daughters; Mardi Bond and her husband, James of Auburn, PA., Roberta “Bobbie” Koch and her husband Jeff of Lakewood, WA., and Deborah Toppins of Annapolis, MO., one brother; Albert Bunce and his wife Mary Lou of Deer River, MN., twenty grandchildren, forty-two great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Leon Bunce and Pearl Marquart Bunce, her husband; Robert Lazzaro, her son-in-law; Ron Toppins, three brothers; Lloyd, Melvin and Howard Bunce, one sister; Florence Vaudrin.

Visitation for Dottie was held Friday, April 4th at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont at 3:00 P.M. with the service following and family members officiating. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Fort Logan, Colorado. Online condolences can be made at


Frances Lucille Yates 3/31/2014

March 31, 2014

Frances Lucille Yates, 85, of Arnold, Mo., and rural Wayne County, passed away at her home in Arnold on March 31, 2014.  Lucille was born in Mill Spring on April 7, 1928.

On March 28, 1947 Lucille was united in marriage to Lloyd Yates and to this union one daughter was born.

Lucille was of the Baptist faith. She was converted in either 1941 or 1942 by Bro Handy. She joined the Canaan Baptist Church, aka Mattess Baptist Church in 1959. Lucille spent her childhood in the Mill Spring area and graduated from Piedmont High School.

Most of her adult life was spent in the Arnold area.  She worked at several jobs including, Missouri Pacific Train Depot in Kimmswick, Pigeon Pottery in Barnhart, GM Fisher Body in St. Louis, Johnson, Shingle Shoe Company on Forest Park Ave and Arnold United Missouri Bank in Arnold. 

Lucille enjoyed traveling, camping and riding her bicycle.  She had a large collection of dog figurines. She loved her many West Highland White Terriers, and she loved rock hunting and collecting.

Surviving Lucille is her husband, Lloyd, one daughter; Sharon Holzhauer and her husband Mark of St Louis, one brother; Donald Boatwright and his wife Pat of Arnold, one grandchild, Benjamin Butler and his wife Lura, three great-grandchildren, Mitchel, Matthew, and Marshall.

Preceding her in death were her parents; James Boatwright and Dorothy Hassell Boatwright, and one brother; Roy Boatwright.

The visitation for Lucille was held on Wednesday, April 2nd at 5:30 p.m.  at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. The service followed on Thursday the 3rd at 11:00 a.m. also at the chapel with burial at Carson Hill Cemetery in Mill Spring, MO. Bro. Bob Smith ministered to the family. Ben Butler, Mark Holzhauer, Gilbert Yates, Gilbert Yates, Jr., Burton Yates, and Bill Brutcher served as pallbearers.

Condolences can be made online at

John W. Yount 3/29/2014

March 31, 2014


John W. Yount, 54, was born on Oct. 6, 1959 in Lilbourne, MO and died on March 29, 2014 in Cape Girardeau, MO. 

Johnny was a wonderful father and Papa, father-in-law, son and brother.  He loved his grandchildren more than anything in the world.  His family was extremely important to him! He loved cooking, when his son, daughter-in-law and their five children came over to spend the night.  He loved to listen to music with Macie, and Jacob and doing silly dances with them and Ethan, Nate and Mikey.  He enjoyed teaching them things about hunting and fishing.  No matter what was happening, his grandbabies always came 1st!  Johnny was a prankster.  He loved playing jokes on everyone!  Especially scaring people!  He always took care of his Mom!  Whatever she needed he made sure it was done!  Johnny was a very simple man, as long as he had his family, he was content.  He would wrestle in the living room with his grandsons, even though he was extremely outnumbered.  Macie was his princess!  No matter what kind of mood you were in Johnny always made it better even if he had to act silly!

The first thing that comes to mind when Ethan thinks of his Papa is how he would always crack jokes at him.  The first thing that comes to mind when Nate thinks of his Papa is sitting around Granny;s table during deer season and talking about hunting stories even if they were a little out there.  The first thing that comes to mind when Mikey thinks of his Papa is how he always made fun of Mikey’s little mustache and his Papa teaching him about their coin collections and their little talks.

The first thing that comes to Macie’s mind when she thinks of her Papa is he always had a stuffed animal for her when we visited.  He would put on her headbands and act goofy.  Macie had her Papa wrapped around her little finger and he always treated her like a princess.

The first thing that comes to Jacob’s mind when he thinks of his Papa is walking up to the chicken coop and feeding the chickens.

Johnny loved his family so very much.  It was all that really mattered to him!  Johnny was a good man and our lives will never be the same without him!  He was so proud of his children!!

John was of the Baptist belief.  He went to Greenville School from Kindergarten to the 12th grade.  He was a graduate of Greenville High School. 

He worked in construction and lived in the Turkey Creek area during his adult life.

On Oct. 22, 1978, he was united in marriage to Michelle Sanders.  Survivors include his Mother, Eartha Skaggs Yount, Turkey Creek, MO,  two sons, Onas (Beth) Yount, Piedmont, MO, David Yount, Fredericktown, MO, one daughter, Stacie Sanders, Potosi, MO, two brothers, Marty (Laurie) Yount, Mike Yount, both of Turkey Creek, MO, one sister, Jeannie Sanders, Piedmont, one niece 6 nephews and 10 great nieces and 2 great nephews and nine grandchildren, Ethan, Nate, Mickey, Macie, Jacob, Drew, Ashlee, Adam, Alyssa.

Preceding him in death was one son, John Henry Yount, and his father Ezra Yount.

The funeral was held on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville, MO with Pastor Jerry London officiating.  Pallbearers were Onas Yount, David Yount, Ethan Yount, Nate Yount, Michael Yount, Justin Fox, Dillon Yount, and Dwayne Yount.  Burial was in the Graham Cemetery, Wayne Co., MO.


Merle June Kuenzle 3/15/2014

March 17, 2014


Merle June Kuenzle, 93, of Greenville, MO, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014 at her residence. Merle was born March 4, 1921 in St. Louis, MO.

On June 21, 1940 she was united in marriage to Leo J. Kuenzle, who preceded her in death. To this union eight children were born.

Merle was a cook at Greenville Head start.  She was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Kime General Baptist Church.

Survivors include her five sons; Donald and his wife Martha of Gleason, TN, George and his wife Dana of St. James, MO., Paul and his wife Jeana of Cadet, MO, James and his wife Sheila of Warrenton, MO, and John and his wife Karen of Hillsboro, MO, three daughters; Barbara Lancaster of Pinetop, AZ, Peggy Pond of Potosi, MO and Sue Gilbert of Hillsboro, MO, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo, her parents, Albert Pedigo and Nancy Kesterson Pedigo, and three brothers; Bill, Norman and Charlie Pedigo.

The visitation for Merle was held on Wednesday, March 19th at 5:30 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville. The service followed on Thursday the 20th at 11:00 A.M., also at the chapel with Pastor Kenny Burchard and Pastor Louis Robinson ministering to the family. Dana Kuenzle sang “Just Inside the Eastern Gate.” Donald Kuenzle, George Kuenzle, Paul Kuenzle, James Kuenzle, John Kuenzle, Chris Kuenzle, Mike Kuenzle and David Kuenzle served as pallbearers. Burial was at Greenville Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

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