Charlene Brandt 8/26/2013

August 26, 2013


Charlene Brandt, 62, of Mill Spring, MO, passed away Monday August 26, 2013, at her residence. Charlene was born September 20, 1950, in Peublo, CO to parents Esteven Vigil and Pricella (Sanchez) Vigil.

Charlene was married to her friend Marvin Brandt on June 23, 1973 and to this union two children were born.


Charlene graduated from Pueblo, CO High School. During her life she dedicated her life to serving others in several hospitals. She later worked for the United States Postal Service in Colorado Springs and retired as a clerk supervisor.

In August 1975, she was saved and Baptized in Lake Huron along with her husband. Since living in Piedmont she was a member and faithful attendee of Victory Bapist Church.

In her spare time she enjoyed reading Christian books, she loved her horses, cooking for her family, and spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren.

Charlene is survived by her husband, Marvin of the home. She is also survived by two sons, Marvin Wayne Brandt Jr. and Keisha of Mill Spring, MO and Marcus Joel Brandt and wife Brittany of Troy, MO; three grandchildren, Austin Wayne Brandt, Marrissa Michelle Brandt, Michael Wayne Brandt; one brother, Esteven Vigil and wife Rhonda of Denver, CO; one sister, Lynn Zertuche and husband Gilbert of Denver, CO.

Charlene was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation was held Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 5:30 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Funeral service followed Friday, August 30, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. at Victory Baptist Temple in Piedmont, MO. Pastor Elmo Parker ministered to the family and the Parker Family provided musical selections. Austin Brandt, Doug Krawczyk, James Fahrenkrog, Steve VanBeek, Danny McFadden, and Daniel Miller served as pallbearers. Burial followed at Carson Hill Cemetery near Mill Spring, MO. Online condolences can be made at


Carol Jo Ross 8/25/2013

August 26, 2013


Carol Jo Ross, 73, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Sunday, August 25, 2013, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO. Carol Jo was born May 11, 1940 in Piedmont, MO to Joseph Franklin and Losha Victoria (Latture) Shelton in Piedmont, MO. On September 7, 1956, Carol Jo was united in marriage to the love of her life Leroy Ross and to this union three children were born.

Carol grew up and attended school in Piedmont. After marrying Leroy she spent a year in Germany and Randy was born there, They also lived in St. Louis for a short time before moving back to Piedmont.

Through the years Carol worked for G.E.Electric, Kmox TV a CBS affiliate in St. Louis, MO, and was the first secretary for KPWB in Piedmont had, she was the co owner of Piedmont Lanes, Pine Hill-Drive In, Melinda Theatre, Red Apple Restaurant, Pit Stop, and a manager for Kerasota Theatres in South County and in Park Hills.

Carol loved her family get togethers. They were always at 2:00 P.M. and Randy was always late. Even on Carol Jo’s last day she waited for her children to gather and as usual Randy was late, Carol however, waited for him.  

She is survived by two sons, Randy Ross and wife Christine and Roger Ross and wife Linda all of Piedmont; one daughter, Deborah Jo Gentles and husband Danny of Puxico, MO; eight grandchildren, Jerrid Ross and wife Natasha, Jenna Ross Eaton and husband Steven, Rebecca Jo Gentles Eubanks and husband Shane, Danelle Rae Gentles Sanders and husband Don, Tera Plummer, Crystal Winchester, Kevin James, Timothy James; Seventeen grandchildren.

Carol Jo was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and one brother, William “Bill” Shelton.

Visitation was held Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 5:30 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services followed Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at 1:00 P.M. also at the chapel. Pastors Mark McMullin and Dan Ross ministered to the family and Tommy Shelton, Billy Shelton, Mike Ross, Carl Shelton, John Matchell, and Jeff Ross served as pallbearers. Burial was in Eaton Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

Thomas Bland Hefner 8/23/2013

August 24, 2013


Thomas “Tom” Bland Hefner, 67, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Friday, August 23, 2013, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, MO. “Tom” was born July 9, 1946 in Mill Spring, MO, to parents Kirby and Artie (Steward) Hefner. Tom had worked for many years at a saw mill with his family in Eagle, CO, before returning to the Piedmont area. He was a Christian and was a member of Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church near Piedmont.

He is survived by one brother, Bob Hefner of Des Arc, MO, two sisters, Jean Eaton and husband Bill and Velma Mann and husband Ray both of Piedmont.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Donald Hefner and Doyle Hefner.

There will be a memorial service at New Hope Church near McGhee on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Robbie Eaton will conduct the services. Online condolences can be made at

Ronald Clifford Brown 8/19/2013

August 24, 2013


Ronald Clifford Brown, age 69, of Patterson, MO, passed away Monday, August 19, 2013, at his residence. “Ron” was born May 13, 1944 in St. Louis MO to parents Bill and Della Pyatt Brown.

Ron was united in marriage to Margie Ann Hoffman whom preceded him in death. To this union one child was born. He was later united in marriage to Janice Elaine Seris and to this union two children were born. On October 12, 1990 he was united in marriage to Judy Harrison who survives.

Other survivors include one son, Ronnie Brown Jr. of St. Louis, MO; two daughters, Christine McGuire and husband Marc of Buckner, Missouri and Michelle Hobbs and husband Boyd of O’Fallon, Illinois; ten grandchildren, Jennifer Dobkins, Jessica Douglas, Timothy Douglas, Nicholas McGuire, Jesse Brown, Marissa Hobbs, Summer Hobbs, Jenna Hobbs, Ethan Hobbs, and Garrett Hobbs; four great grandchildren, Cheyenne and Colton, Isabella and McKenzie; four brothers, Bill Brown, Bob Brown, Larry Brown, Donald Brown, all of St. Louis; six sisters, Zelma Makua of Texas, Margie Vacil of Steelville, Edy Succio of Piedmont, Bonnie Brewer of Des Arc, and June Oprendek and Betty Wegel of St. Louis, MO.

“Ron” was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Noah Brown; and one sister Nicki Brewen.

“Ron” had worked many years at Gusdorf furniture factory in Maryland Heights, MO as a lead person.

He enjoyed watching wrestling and listening to country music in his spare time. “Ron” was a Christian.

No public services will be held at this time. Online condolences can be made at

Jerry Lee Cuneio 8/19/2013

August 19, 2013



Rev. Jerry L. Cuneio, 63, of Vulcan, Missouri, passed away Monday, August 19, 2013 at his residence. Jerry was born in Sullivan, MO, July 24, 1950 to Floyd and Jean Cuneio.

He graduated from Sullivan High School in 1968.

In 1970 he was drafted into the United States Army, serving in Vietnam from 1970-1971. He was united in marriage to Mary Tegeler of Gerald, Mo, on November 6, 1971. To this union two sons and a daughter were born.

Jerry entered the ministry in 1972, and was ordained with the Assemblies of God in 1976. During his ministry, he evangelized two years, and pastored three churches: Washington, MO., Lebanon, Mo., and for the last thirty one years, Vulcan Assembly of God in Vulcan, MO. Through the years, he also served as a youth representative, a missions representative, and a presbyter in the Southern Missouri District.

He is survived by his wife, Mary, two sons, Michael Cuneio of St. Louis, MO and Daniel Cuneio and wife Andrea of Desloge, MO; one daughter, Amber Nichols and husband Chuck of Killeen, Tx., one granddaughter, Jordan Cuneio, his mother, Jean Cuneio, two brothers, Larry Cuneio and wife Kay, Dean Cuneio and wife Linda, both of Sullivan, MO, one sister, Dianne Ruble and husband Randy; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Cuneio.

Visitation was held Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 4:00 P.M. at Vulcan Assembly of God Church. Funeral services followed Thursday, August 22, 2013, at 11:00 A.M., at the church. Burial was in Sutton Cemetery in Vulcan. Bro’s Loyd Middleton, Don Miller, and Jacob Pollard brought words of comfort. Guy Stevenson, Terry Dement, Ted Dement, Susie Dement, and Rebecca Middleton provided musical selections. Earl Midkiff, Bill Townsend, Clyde Reed, Mike Middleton, Jerry Patterson, and Brad Matchell served as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Vulcan Assembly of God Church or Serenity Hospice. Online condolences can be made at

M. Dawn Fusselman 6/10/2013

August 12, 2013


M. Dawn Fusselman, age 73, passed away at home in Helena, MT, on June 10, 2013.  She lived a full life in many different states with her husband Lloyd A. Fusselman who preceded her in death in 2004.  She is survived by daughter Kris and son in law Jeff Fife, granddaughters, Holly and Jennifer Fife and her sister Yvonne (Joe) Neville and brother, Ross (Carole) Larson.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Violet Larson of Wahoo, NE; sister, Jean Clark; granddaughter Kaitlyn Nicole Fife; as well as many loved aunts, uncles, cousins, nephew, nieces, and friends.

She was born on June 6th in 1940 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta and later moved to Nebraska to a family farm.  She received her RN degree at Immanuel/Midland College in Omaha, NE.  She was married on October 7, 1962 to Lloyd A. Fusselman of Page NE.  Dawn enjoyed cooking and outdoor activities with her family and loved music all of her life in various capacities both as a performer and a spectator.  She collected people of all shapes and sizes and quickly made them her friends.  Dawn was a fan of sports, including the St. Louis Cardinals, Miami Dolphins, Nebraska Cornhuskers and all of her granddaughter’s soccer and basketball teams.   

She provided inspiration to many with her ability to persevere with grace and good humor.  She loved and was loved.  Her journey was not easy but ended in victory…a victory granted by the Savior she loved. A service will be held to memorialize Dawn and celebrate her life on Saturday August 17th.   There will be a visiting hour at 10 followed by a brief service at 11 a.m. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given or sent to Whole Health Outreach of Ellington, MO. 

E. Ruth Starr 8/10/2013

August 10, 2013

E. Ruth Starr, age 95, of Ironton, MO was born on Aug. 22, 1917 in Sciota County, Ohio.  She passed away on Aug. 10, 2013 at the Baptist Home in Ironton, MO.

She was the daughter of the late Morgan Daniels and Nancie Wright Daniels.

She was married to Walter A. Collier and he preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1963.  She later married Frank Starr and he preceded her in death on Dec. 13, 1993. 

Survivors include one son Winston Lee (Rebecca) Collier, Canton, OH, one daughter, Roberta Brumbaugh, Silva, MO, one brother, Morgan Daniels Jr., Greensburgh, NC, 12 grandchildren  and 16 great-grandchildren.  Ruth was also preceded in death by one son, Walter Alfred Collier Jr.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Evangel Baptist Church at Silva, MO

A visitation was held Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at 6:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Funeral service followed at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home chapel. Interment was in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens, Canton, OH, on Friday, August 16, 2013.

Online condolences can be made at

Inez Eaton 8/8/2013

August 9, 2013

Ernie “Inez” Eaton, 87, of Annapolis, MO, passed away on Thursday, August 8, at her daughter’s home in Kansas City, MO. Inez was born on December 12, 1925, in Annapolis, MO, the first of nine children of Barbara “Peach” and Harvel “Buck” Hampton. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Jefferson “E.J.”  Eaton, and her sister, Laverta Crow of Annapolis, MO. She loved reading the Bible, drinking her morning cup of coffee with a side of something sweet, visiting the sewing department at Wal-Mart, embroidering and quilting. Inez loved taking care of her home and enjoyed treating company to a home cooked meal followed by a fresh baked dessert of blackberry cobbler or banana bread. Inez is survived by seven siblings: Elmer “Jack” Hampton of Annapolis, MO, Jim Hampton of St. James, MO, Norma Gantzer of Ocala, FL, Joyce Delazizzo of Hollywood, FL, Harvel Hampton, Jr., of Annapolis, MO, Linda Kelly of Annapolis, MO, and Nellie Scaggs of Annapolis, MO; two children, Robert L. Eaton (Brenda) of St. Charles, MO, Karen S. Morehouse of Kansas City, MO; three grandchildren, David C. Morehouse (Paula) and Noel “E.J.” Parton (Josh) of Kansas City, MO, Nicholas R. Eaton of NY; and a host of relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Wednesday, August 14, 2013, at 6:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Funeral services followed  Thursday, August 15, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. also at the funeral home chapel. Pastors LeRoy Wakefield and Dewel Smith ministered to the family and David Morehouse, Chuck Scaggs, Richie Howard, Zack Scaggs, Andrew Dunn, Kenny Dunn, Dale Pressdee, and Darren Hampton served as pallbearers. Burial was in Annapolis Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

Vesta Sue Polk 8/3/2013

August 4, 2013



Vesta Sue Polk,98, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Benchmark Healthcare  of Greenville.   

 Mrs. Polk was born in Lowndes, Missouri on August 19, 1914 to Edward Vavak and Retta Dunn Vavak

On June 26, 1937 she was joined in marriage to Elmo Polk.The couple celebrated 65 years together.

She was a long-time member of Grace United Methodist Church in Greenville, where she played the piano and organ for more than fifty years and was active in United Methodist Women.

Survivors include one daughter, Sandra (Ronald) Kirkpatrick, two grandsons, Kelly Kirkpatrick of Greenville, Shawn (Misty) Kirkpatrick of Glen Allen, one great granddaughter, Mikayla Kirkpatrick, a sister, Jo Janis of St.Peters,Mo.and three sisters-in-law, Ruth Vavak of Ballwin Mo. Trudy Vavak of Elko, Nevada, and Christine Polk of Bynum, Alabama.

Preceeding her in death were her parents, her beloved husband, and three brothers, Estel Vavak, Albert Vavak, and Max Vavak.

Friends may call from six p.m. to eight p.m. Tuesday, August 6, at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be at ten a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, in the Greenville Cemetery. Memorial service will follow at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home chapel

Memorial contributions may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church in care of Frieda

Williamson, P.O. Box 73, Greenville, MO 63944.














Vesta Sue Polk, age 98, of Greenville, MO, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013, at Benchmark Healthcare of Greenville. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at 6:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville with a committal service at Greenville Cemetery at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday. The memorial service will follow at 11:00 A.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home chapel in Greenville. Online condolences can be made at

Paul Vernon Dean 7/29/2013

July 31, 2013


Paul Vernon Dean, age 84, of Des Arc, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. Paul was born on December 4, 1928 in Des Arc, MO, to Claude and Nancy (Reed) Dean. Paul spent most his life in the Des Arc area and had many friends. Paul proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Force division from 1947 until 1950. He had been a school bus driver for several years and had worked as an equipment operator for the Iron County Road Department for several years. He was married to Maxine Alexander and she preceded him in death.  He later shared his life with companion Betty Elrod and she preceded in death. Paul is survived by one brother, William (Shack) Dean of Des Arc, MO.

Paul is also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Diz and Gene; and one sister in infancy. He is survived by a host of Nieces and Nephew and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 5:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. Services followed Friday, August 2, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. also at the chapel in Piedmont. Pastor Gary Rhodes ministered to the family and Jim Brewer, Charles Savage, Don Wright, Mark Dean, David Dean, and Leonard Dean served as pallbearers.  Burial was in Mt. View Cemetery in Des Arc, MO. Online condolences can be made at

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