March 13, 2011
Gracie Maxine Brewer, 83 years old, of Annapolis, MO, died Sunday, March 13, 2011 in Parkland Health Center.
She was born Wednesday, October 26, 1927 in Annapolis, MO, Daughter of the late John Fancher and the late Effie Pearl Charlton. Gracie was raised and went to school at Annapolis. She recalled her mother taking all the children to the little white church on the hill beside Annapolis Cemetery. It was here she learned to trust Christ as her savior. At 18 Gracie met and married Ray “Shorty” Brewer. They moved to St. Louis where they worked and raised their son and Gracie’s younger sister,Sylvia, and brother Carl, after her mother’s death. Gracie worked at Hay Day Shoe Company in St. Louis for a short period of time. After “Shorty” passed away she moved to Piedmont. Gracie always loved music. She grew up playing a guitar and singing in church. When her son, Steven, was old enough she taught him to play guitar. Gracie is remembered as being a great cook, with fried chicken and banana-black walnut cake as her specialties. She enjoyed her last several years living at Townhouse Residential Care in Annapolis. She always talked about what a nice place it was to live and how Linda took such good care of them. Gracie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ray, her son, Steven; two brothers, Carl Fancher and Harold “Buck” Fancher; two sisters Linda Moore and Wanda Lashley. She is survived by two sisters, Ruby Rhodes of St. Louis, MO, and Sylvia Fannings, of Piedmont, MO, and many nieces and nephews.
Services were held, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, at 12 noon, at the Harvest Full Gospel Church, Des Arc, MO, with the Pastor Stanley Wallis officiating.
Ronnie Lashley, Bob Rhodes, Justin Dover, Randy Brunk, Dave Carroll, and Carl Bearden served as pallbearers. Burial was in Annapolis cemetery, Annapolis, MO. Online Condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
March 12, 2011
Ina Faye Budney, 71 years old of Vulcan, MO, died Saturday, March 12, 2011 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center, Crystal City, MO.
She was born October 5, 1939 in Vulcan, MO, Daughter of the late Elvin Middleton and the late Viola Ramey Middleton.
Ina grew up in Vulcan, MO, and attended schools in Vulcan, Des Arc, and attended high school in Annapolis, MO. She graduated with honors and went on to attend art college and earned her degree.
As an adult she lived in DeSoto and St. Louis, MO before moving back to Vulcan for retirement.
Ina was employed by ITT Blackburn for 25 years working in a switch-gear factory as a set up.
On December 23, 1989, she was married to Frank Gary Budney, who preceded her in death on July 26, 2010.
Ina enjoyed using a computer. Her favorite was Facebook. She had great success as a Facebook “Farmville” farmer creating a beautiful farm. Ina also enjoyed watching the top 20 countdown on GAC.
However, she enjoyed spending time with her family, expecially family fishing trips. She loved to be creative and expressed herself by painting pictures, coloring in coloring books and helping Susan in the crafts shop.
Her children remember that she would drop everything to make sure her house was in tip-top condition. She was a wonderful cook and taught many in the family how to prepare their favorite meals.
Surviving are three sons, Brian (Shawn) Budney, West Allis, WI, Kevin (Heather) Budney, South Milwaukee, WI, and Rodney (Karen) Pullen, St. Louis, MO, two daughters, Sherry Johnson, and LaDawn Pullen, both of Vulcan, MO, one brother, William “Bud” (Susan) Middleton, Wappapello, MO.
Services were held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at the Vulcan Assembly of God Church with Pastor Jerry Cuneio officiating. Shanna Forrest delivered the eulogy, Kevin Budney, Brian Budney,Tony Huffman, Cody Boucher, Cory Forrest, Rodney Pullen, Jon Jakoubek, and Leonard Pullen served as pallbearers.
Burial was in the Mt. View cemetery in Des Arc, MO.
Services were under the direction of Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
March 8, 2011
John Paul Dinkins, age 80, formerly of Piedmont, MO, died Tuesday, March 8, 2011, in Cape Girardeau, MO . Mr. Dinkins was the son of the late Byron and Mabel (Simpson) Dinkins, born June 25, 1930 in Williamsville, MO. He grew up in the Cool Springs and Taskee area of Wayne County. He served in the United States Navy from November 1947 through November of 1951.
John was united in marriage to Shirley White and to this union three daughters were born; Rebecca Cooke of Oxley, MO, Beverly Knox of Piedmont, MO, and Tara Hillis of Piedmont, MO. John later married Mary Twidwell. Mrs. Twidwell later cared for John during the final year of his life. John made a living on the farm he loved in the Big Lake area near Patterson, MO, from 1951 through 1960. In 1962 he joined the United States Merchant Marines and retired as First Mate and navigator in 1996. John was a charter member of Trinity United Methodist Church and also held membership in the NRA and the Wayne county Eagles. Mr. Dinkins is survived by his three daughters, seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and Mary Twidwell, his caregiver of Cape Girardeau, MO.
Private services will be held and interment at Annapolis Cemetery, Annapolis, MO.
Online Condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
March 6, 2011
Wheelan Ezra “Pook” Tipton, 80, of Hiram, MO, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2011. He was Born March 13, 1930, in Grandin, MO, to the late Hardin and Mae (Bible) Tipton. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge he had attained the rank of sargent. He was very proud of his service in the Army and to the country.
He met the love of his life and married her February 5, 1956, to Dorothy (Helm) Tipton and she survives of the home. They enjoyed 55 years together. He is also survived by their son, Randy Steven Tipton, Sr., and his wife, Cindy, of Hiram, MO, three grandchildren, Randy Steven Tipton, Jr., William Ezra Tipton, Christina (Danny) Jaco, also three great-grandchildren, Addisynn Tipton, Reid Jaco and Kaydence Jaco.
Also surviving is one sister, Pearl Lowe, and husband, Robert, of Grandin, one brother, Lynn Tipton of Doniphan. Some special people in Pook’s life were Jamie McGhee, Johnnie and little John McGhee, Brenda Davis, and many others that helped the family during Pook’s illness, Clarence Skaggs, Chriss Cook, Babe Skaggs, Kenny Garcia, all of Hiram, MO, including many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby Hamilton, two brothers, Bill and Arthur Tipton.
Mr. Tipton worked hard all his life even when a boy at home, helping his dad in the log woods. He continued in timber work through the years, sawmilling, pallet business, run a grocery store business, as well as construction work which took him to several different states where he worked wrecking and rebuilding smoke stacks, called Steeple Jack Labor, some were as tall as 400 feet. He also worked in St. Louis, MO, laying underground sewer pipe. His family remembers that no one on earth loved deer hunting and fishing any more than he did.
March 4, 2011
Harry E. Miller, 81 years old, of Story, AR, died Friday, March 4, 2011, at his residence.
He was born July 2, 1929, in Harrisonburg, LA, son of the late Charles Miller and the late Edith Poston Miller.He was of the Protestant faith.
Harry served in the United States Navy from May 1, 1948, until his retirement on July 24, 1967.
After the military he was employed as a Aviation Field Service Engineer for Bendix Corp.
Surviving are his wife, Maudie Mae Miller, two sons Charles Miller of Ruidoso, NM, Steven (Pamela) Miller of Las Cruces, NM, one grandson, Isaac Miller, sister, Daisy Rheinhart of Jonesville, LA.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Richard, Robert, and Edward, three sisters, Estelle Richards, Edith Miller, and Ann Sanson.
Friends will be received 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 9, 2011, at the at the Ruegg Funeral Home,Williamsville, MO.
Services will be held at Ruegg Funeral Home, Williamsville, MO, Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Jack Ruble officiating.
Interment was in the Chapel Hill Cemetery, Williamsville, MO
Online Condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
March 1, 2011
Charles Leon Ijames, age 86, of Bourbon, MO, formerly of the Williamsville, MO, area, died Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at St John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO.
He was born December 29, 1924, in Williamsville, MO, son of the late Charles S. and the late Willa Davidson Ijames.
He was a member of the Church of Christ, Sullivan, MO.
Following graduation from Williamsville, MO, high school, Charles entered the US Navy July 4, 1943, to serve our country during World War II. He spent most of his time onboard the Samuel V. Stewart Liberty Ship performing the duties of a gunner.
On January 9, 1946, he married the late Anita June Duckett. She preceded in death on May 15, 2006. They shared 60 years together.
After the military he worked for the VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff, MO, before joining the US Corps of Engineers. He held many different positions for the corps beginning with ranger at Lake Wappapello. From there he continued as a ranger at Carlyle Lake in IL. He served as Manager at Rend Lake in Sesser, IL, then as office personnel at the District office in St. Louis, MO.
Charles loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting with fly fishing being the favorite. He also enjoyed bowling, golf, and softball.
Surviving are four daughters; Donna Eubanks,Puxico, MO, Charlene “Ann” Zoll of Dexter, MO, Anita (Gerald) Mayo, Mt. Vernon, IL, Cathy (Randy) Bremer, Bourbon, MO, ten grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, Angie Townsend, Stephanie Ford, Misti McElroy, Ryan Ijames, Mandi Lou Stilts, Tamara Clark, Landall Zoll, Justin Bouse, Austin Ijames, Marcus Bremer, Athena Thacker, Andrea Bremer, fifteen great grand children, four step-grandchildren. Cory, Sydney, Myah, Gabe Townsend, Madilyn and Keegan McElroy, Raigen, Bryleigh, and Bella Zoll; Lillian Stilts, Gabrielle and Ava Clark, Evie Ford, Kaden and Brennan Bouse, Collin, Chase, and Hannah Thacker, and Laquayla Kerr.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Anita June Ijames and infant son, Steven Lynn Ijames, one brother, Don D. Ijames, and one sister Mattie E. Warren.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 4, 2011, at Williamsville United Methodist Church at 11:00 A.M. Interment followed at Holliday Cemetery, Williamsville, MO. Mr. Ijames was laid to rest with full military honors.
Services were conducted by Pastor Ben Justice. Landall Fox, Ryan Ijames, Austin Ijames, Justin Bouse, Marcus Bremer, Dan Ford, and Greg Stilts served as pallbearers. Ruegg Funeral Home, Williamsville, MO were in charge of arrangements. Online Condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com
February 23, 2011
Norma Inez Walker-Dixon, age 81, of Shook, MO, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Mark Twain Caring Center in Poplar Bluff,MO . She was born in Lost Creek, MO. to the late Joseph E. Atnip and Stella O. Barks. She was united in marriage to Ell Walker in July, 1949, he preceded her in death in November, 1981. On September 17, 1984, she was united in marriage to Elmer Dixon. He preceded her in death in July, 2006. She is survived by two sons, Ell “Ronnie” (Carmilita) Walker, of Poplar Bluff, MO, and Steven Walker, of Shook, MO, two daughters Debra (Bobby) Ordway of Poplar Bluff, MO, and Ellen (Jerry) Ramine of Poplar Bluff, MO. Three brothers, Ivan Atnip of Greenville, MO, Alva Atnip, of Greenville, MO, and Lonnie Atnip, of Indiana, and one sister Wanda Atnip, of Poplar Bluff, MO. Four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She spent her life as a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Sunday, February 27, 2011, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville, MO. Funeral services will follow at 2:00p.m. Pastor Louie Robinson will officiate the ceremony. Ruegg Funeral Homes of Greenville, MO will be in charge of the arrangements. On-line condolences may be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com.
February 23, 2011
Wiliam C. Allen, age 68, of Jonesboro, AR, formerly of the Piedmont, MO, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at Jonesboro, AR . Mr. Allen was born March 16, 1942 in Piedmont, MO, to the late Clayton Harrison Allen and the late Cora Blanch Eads. Mr. Allen entered the United States Air Force on September 16, 1959 in St. Louis, MO. He served for four years and was discharged on September 15, 1963. He was united in marriage to Nina Jones on March 6, 1988. He retired as truck mechanic and contractor in the concrete bussiness. He is survived by one son, Carl (Amelia) Allen, of San Antonio, TX, 2 step-sons, Donal (Annette) Trolinger, Marmaduke, ARK, Denny (Karen) Trolinger, of West Plains, MO, 2 daughters, Kim Allen, of San Antonio, TX, Michelle Allen, of San Atonio, TX. One step-daughter Jeanette Grehan of Nesbit, MS. One brother, Russell (Carolyn) Allen, of Paragould, ARK, one step-brother Dennis (Alice) Allen, of Ellsinore, MO. Two sisters Erma ( Eugene) Pruitt, of Piedmont, MO, and Pam (Thomas) Willis of Piedmont, MO. His step-mother Louise Allen. Visitation for Mr. Allen will be Saturday February 26, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. with funeral services following at 3:00 p.m. both will be held at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. Interment will be at New Liberty Cemetery, Piedmont, MO. Arrangements were made by Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. On-line condolences may be made at wwwrueggfuneralhomes.com.
February 23, 2011
Edna Louise Buttrey, age 72, of Advance, MO, died Wednesday, February 23, 2011, at Advance, MO. She was born February 3, 1939, to the late Earl Everett Boyer and the late Ruth Wilma Condray Boyer, at Ellsinore, MO. She was united in marriage to Homer A. Buttrey on September 12, 1967. She was a machine operator for Paramont Headwear. She was of the Baptist Faith and made her profession in christ and was baptised in 1978. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, a daughter Janet Gerling, three brothers Clifton Boyer, Paul Boyer, Everett Boyer, and one sister Virginia Boyer. She is survived by one son, Richard (Robbin) Buttrey, of Gerald, MO, one daughter Bonnie (Salvatore) Taormina, of Advance, MO, one brother Dale (Kathy) Boyer, of Gerald, MO, and one sister Betty Sweezea, of Union, MO, and six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Friday, February 25, 2011, beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Inc. of Piedmont, MO. Funeral services for Edna followed at 1:30 p.m. at Ruegg Funeral Homes, Inc, of Piedmont, MO. Interment will be at Carson Hill Cemetery in Mill Spring, MO. Reverend Wayne Page officiated the ceremony. Pallbearers were Ryan Buttrey, Dale Stilts, Phillip Boyer, Chris Taormina, Mike Gerling, and Joe Brown. Arrangements were handled by Ruegg Funeral Home of Piedmont, MO. On-line condolences may be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com
February 22, 2011
Gladys Ellen Malin, age 87, of Piedmont, MO, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at St. Louis, MO. She was born December 1, 1923, at Taskee, MO, to the late William Henry Luke and Bertha Ellen Dorrow. She was united in marriage to Earl Allison Malin, Sr. on February 18, 1939. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and raising her children. She loved to sew and quilting and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Louis Nathanal Malin, five brothers Leroy Luke, Gene Luke, Ben Luke, Oda Luke, and Lonnie Luke, along with three sisters Juanita Rogers, Shirley Price, and Dorothy Luke. She is survived by two sons, Earl A. ( Sharron) Malin, Jr. of Alton, MO, William Dale(Marguerita) Malin, Hillsboro, IL., two daughters Betty (Harold) Lewis, of Fenton, MO, Peggy (Ernest) Carter, of Perry Hall, MO, two brothers, Bob (Betty) Luke of Cuba, MO, James (Edna Faye) Luke, of Bogart, MO, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2011, at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. On-line condolences may be made by going to www.rueggfuneralhomes.com. Donations may be made to the American Heart Association.