Arlie Sanders 12/13/2014

December 15, 2014 (1) (1)

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, Duane Archer, Union , 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

Mabel L. Ruble – Clark 12/10/2014

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

Willis Marion Jones 12/9/2014

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

Charles G. Bennett 12/7/2014

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

Alice “Dolores” Bennett 12/7/2014

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

Kevin E. Jones 11/29/2014

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

Erma Lee Henson 11/22/2014

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

Anthony A. Hamman 11/18/2014

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, 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

Nancy Carter 11/18/2014

November 19, 2014

Nancy Elizabeth Lindsey Carter was born March 15, 1921 near Winona, Missouri. She departed his life November 18, 2014 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. Nancy was the daughter of the late John and Minnie Lindsay. She graduated from Winona High School and attended Southwest Missouri Teacher’s College in Springfield. She taught 8 years in one room country schools in Shannon County. In 1939 she joined Shannon Rebeckah Lodge in Winona. She was past noble grand and had filled each office in the lodge at Winona before it consolidated.
On November 3, 1945 she was married to Jesse Leo Johnston. They were blessed with five wonderful children until January 25, 1957 when her husband, Jesse, and two children, Norman and Jimmie were killed in an automobile accident.
On January 19, 1959 she was married to Everett Lee Carter. To this union Everett Lee Carter, Jr. was born.
She leaves to mourn her passing two children, Linda (Bryan) Young, of Poplar Bluff, MO, and Everett (Karen) Carter of Piedmont, MO; one daughter-in-law, Linda Lee Johnston of Piedmont, MO; six grandchildren, Jimmy (Chrissy) Tigart of Sikeston, MO, Clint (Joy) Johnston of Festus, MO, Terri (Michael) Hackworth of Ellington, MO, Mark (Billi) Carter of Ridge Crest, CA, Mandy (Billy) Rath of Las Vegas, NV, Dakota Carter of Piedmont, MO; twelve great grandchildren, Trey and Drake Tigart, Ryan and Kayla Johnston, Tyler and Gretchen Hackworth, Nietta, Alyssa, Keira and Brett Rath, Kylie and Ashlyn Carter; One brother, John Lindsey of Winona, MO; one sister, Virgie Douglas of Nixa, MO; three brother-in-laws, Charles (Vickie) Johnson, George (Kay) Carter and Bob (JoAnn) Carter; two sister-in-laws, Judy Carter and Donna Carter; several nieces and nephews and many friends.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, four sons, Norman Johnston, Jimmie Johnston, David Johnston and stillborn Jesse Eugene Johnston; two brothers, Marvin “Boots” Lindsey and Perry Lindsey.
She was a cook at Winona School and worked for International Hat Company of Piedmont as a supervisor for 15 years. After International Hat Company closed she worked as a supervisor for Missouri Leather until she retired to care for her ailing husband in April 1996.
Nancy lived most of her life helping other people. She loved her family and friends. She liked working on her yard and garden, cooking, canning, and making jelly for her grandchildren and friends.
Nancy lived closed to Winona until she moved to Piedmont in 1959. She joined Winona Methodist Church in 1957. Since moving to Piedmont she joined Harvest Baptist Church of Piedmont.
Nancy loved living in her home in Piedmont and all her friends and employees over the years. She never had a boss or instructor she didn’t enjoy working with.

The visitation for Nancy was held at Harvest Baptist Church in Piedmont at 5:00 P.M, Friday, November 21, 2014 with the funeral also being held at the church on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. Pastors Pete Ruble and Curtis Crowley ministered to the family and Roger Lindsey, Bruce Lindsey, Bryan Lindsey, Mike Lindsey, Ron Hamilton, and Mike Blackwell served as pallbearers. Burial followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery, Winona, MO. Online condolences can be made at

Kermit Willis 11/18/2014

November 19, 2014

Kermitt Wayne Willis Timmons, 82, of rural Greenville passed away Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at his residence. Kermitt was born October 28, 1932, in Butler County, MO, son of Garrett and Pauline Whittington Timmons. On January 19, 1952, Kermit married Anna Jenkins and to this union a beautiful family began. Kermitt grew up in Butler County and lived most of his life between Butler and Wayne Counties. He mainly worked as a livestock farmer raising cattle and hogs. He was also known to make large gardens and donate his crop. In his free time he enjoyed coon hunting, fishing, and working his mules. In his later years he enjoyed traveling to the mountains of Colorado with his family. Kermitt had served his country in the United States Army and was honorably discharged. He was a Christian and a member of the New Liberty United Baptist Church near Piedmont.
Kermitt is survived by five sons, Kermitt Willis, Jr. of Ellsinore,MO, Tom Willis and wife Pam of Piedmont, MO, Haven Willis and wife Sam of Patterson, MO, Josh Willis and wife Melody of Wappapello,MO, Travis Willis and wife Pam of Ellsinore, MO; three daughters Jane Brooks and husband Kerry of Poplar Bluff, MO, Louellen Goin and husband Bruce of Poplar Bluff, MO, Paula McAlister and husband Bruce Cincinnati, OH; twelve grandchildren, Wayne Williams, Jennifer Philpot, Stephanie Thomas, Mandy Henderson, Levi Willis, Tyler Williams, Katie Mullin, Jeffrey McAlister, Tayler Willis, Jordan Willis, Nathan Willis, and Anna Willis; and many great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Burley Allen Willis; three half brothers, Morgan Whittington, Curtis Timmons, and Jr Timmons; five half sisters, Shirley Kemp, Jeannette Lourance, Delta, Colleen Tyler, and Lorretta Waltman.
The visitation for Kermit was Friday, November 21, 2014, at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont at 4:30 P.M. The service was held at the chapel on Saturday, November 22, 2014, at 1:00 P.M. with Pastors William McDowell and Danny Robinson officiating. Special music was provided by Whitney Limanen and Wayne Williams, Josh Willis, Travis Willis,Tyler Willis, Levi Willis, and Jeffrey McAlister served as pallbearers. Burial was at Hvam Cemetery near Neelyville, Mo. Online condolences can be made at

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