Buel Winston White 7/21/2014

July 22, 2014

Buel “Bill” Winston White, 87, of Kennett, MO., passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO. Bill was born in Hornersville, MO., on April 17, 1927 to Hardy and Gerdie Stephens White.

In 1944 we was united in marriage to Ruby Clubb, who preceded him in death, and to this union one son was born.  In March, 2001 he married Jane Pitts and she survives.

Bill attended school in the Hornersville area, he then moved to the St Louis area where he lived for many years. He always enjoyed taking care of other people, putting their needs before this own. He served on the Kennett Community Center for 14 years. He enjoyed dancing and spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife Jane, also surviving Bill is his son; Donald White and his wife Kathy of Kennett, MO., one step-son; Jim Ham of Cape Girardeau, MO., and one step-daughter; Sandra Sherrod of Senath, MO., one sister; Linda Walker and her husband Wayne of Columbia, MO, two grandsons; Eric (Kim) White and Aaron White, four great-grandchildren; Michael Casey, Jake White, Dylan White and Trey White.

Preceding Bill in death were his parents, his wife Ruby, two brothers; Jewell and H.P. White, and two sisters; Josephine Henderson and Audrey McGhee.

The visitation for Bill was held on Friday, July 25, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with the service following at 1:00 p.m. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville, MO. Pastor Louie Robinson ministered to the family and Jerry Clubb, Jim Fox, Jake White, Michael Casey, Larry Vandergriff and Robbie Vandergriff served as pallbearers. Burial followed at the Greenville Cemetery in Greenville, MO. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.

Norma Ruth Goodman 7/21/2014

July 21, 2014

Norma Ruth Goodman, 81, of Greenville, MO, passed away Monday, July 21, 2014, at Greenville Nursing and Rehabilitation. Norma Ruth was born August 7, 1932, in Old Greenville, MO, daughter of Marvin C. and Stella Hill Barks. Norma Ruth attended school in Old Greenville until the town moved, and finished school in New Greenville, graduating as valedictorian of her class in 1950. She gave her life to Jesus in 1948 at Greenville Baptist Church. She later served the church as secretary/treasurer. Norma Ruth spent her entire life in the Greenville area making a difference to the community. She was the Selective Service Secretary during the 1950’s-60’s, worked for Glenn Insurance from the 1950’s to the early 2000’s, and was Greenville City Clerk from 1981 until the early 2000’s. Norma Ruth had many hobbies. She loved riding through Old Greenville of which she never grew tired. She loved her Lord and it showed in everything she did. She enjoyed music, reading, blue birds, angels, and her little dog, Penny.
She is survived by her daughter, Judith Carol “Judy” Howard of Greenville, MO, and her Special Friend of forty years, Earl Baumgardner, also of Greenville, MO. Visitation was held Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville, MO. Services followed at 1:00 P.M. at the chapel. Pastors Kenneth Gray and Gary Aubuchon ministered to the family and Mike Ward, Rusty Sly, John Haggett, Jim Boshell, Darrell Cowsert, and Junior Wilson served as pallbearers. Special music was provided by Bill Brashers and the Greenville Baptist Church Choir. Helen Gray served as the pianist. Burial was at Greenville Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com

James Hillard Talley 7/18/2014

July 18, 2014

James Hillard Talley, 80, of Des Arc, MO., passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at his residence.  James was born in Vulcan on November 13, 1933 to Marshall “Jake” Talley and Hazel B. Workman Talley, who preceded him in death.

James grew up in Vulcan and Des Arc, going to school in Vulcan until the 8th grade. He lived in the St. Louis area working for a motor freight/branch trucking company for 27 years before moving back to Des Arc.

James enjoyed fishing, hunting, tinkering around the house, but mainly he enjoyed spending time with his family.

On November 29, 1958 he married Mary Lou Martin, who survives of the home. Also surviving are two sons, Marvin and his wife Geraldine Talley of House Springs, MO, and Brian Talley of Des Arc, Mo; one daughter, Rondalyn Summerfield of Imperial, MO; one brother, Jerry Talley and his wife Sue of Poplar Bluff, Mo; and two sisters, Alice Jane and her husband Vernon of Annapolis, MO, and Paula Berry and her husband Denny of Arnold, MO.

Preceding him in death were one son, James M. Talley; one grandchild, Joshua Talley; and one sister, Veta Mae Powers.

Visitation was held Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Services followed Monday, July 21, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., also at the Piedmont chapel. Burial  followed in Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc, MO. Rev. Dewell Smith ministered to the family and Tyler Berry, Camron Berry, David Dunn, Kenny Dunn, Vaughn Martin Jr, and Dan Hinkle served as pallbeareres. Recorded versions of Farther Along and Amazing Grace were played. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com

Jeffrey Wallis Poston 7/17/2014

July 17, 2014

Baby Jeffrey Wallis Poston, two months and twenty days, passed away at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis, MO., on Thursday, July 17, 2014.  Jeffrey was born in St. Louis at Mercy Hospital on April 27, 2014 to Jordan Poston and Dawnita Galvan.

Surviving Jeffrey are his parents Jordan and Dawnita; his grandparents; Angela Galvan of Bonne Terre, MO., Teresa Poston of Piedmont, MO; great grandparents, Donald and Lily Sexton of Poplar Bluff, MO., and Jane Poston of Piedmont, MO. Also surviving are aunts and uncles, Jessica and Joshua Poston, Sandy and Dan Beezley, Tammy and Greg Morgan, Gayle Bounds, Linda and Joe Audus, Tim Sexton, John Sexton, Nicole Poston, and Joel Poston; cousin Raelynn Smith and other numerous family members.

Preceding Jeffrey in death was his grandfathers, Jeffrey Galvan, and Hank Poston; and his great grandfather, Dick Poston and Edward Morgan; and great grandmothers Ruby Galvan, Patricia Morgan.

A special thanks to all those who cared for baby Jeffrey, Karen Graham, Kathy Diamond, Dr. Rachel Hon, Dr. Robert Fleming and Jessica Henke and the Ronald McDonald House near Mercy at Creve Coeur and  near Cardinal Glennon  on Park Ave.

Visitation for Jeffrey was held Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 1:00 P.M at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, with the service following at 2:00 P.M. also at the chapel. Burial followed at Mountain View Cemetery in Des Arc, Missouri. Rev. Jerry Patterson ministered to the family and recorded music was provided. Uncle Joshua Poston and Father Jordan Poston served as pall bearers. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to Ronald McDonald Charities of St. Louis. Their address is 3450 Park Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.

James Hicks 7/4/2014

July 5, 2014

James Hicks, 72, of Williamsville, MO, passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO. James was born January 6, 1942, in Poplar Bluff, MO. At an early age James attended the New Prospect School just west of Williamsville until his eight grade. He then went on to graduate Williamsville High School as salutatorian or his class. He was nearly a lifetime member of the Williamsville United Methodist Church. On January 14, 1961 he married Joann Keele and to this union four children were born. James worked at the Holmes Store in Williamsville for many years beginning as a young man. Many years later he and his wife Joann purchased the business and served Williamsville for twenty five years before retirement.
In Jim’s spare time he enjoyed spending time on the farm with his family, collecting and restoring classic cars, woodworking, mechanicking, working on lawn mowers, and preserving family history.
Jim is survived by his wife, Joann; one son, Timothy Hicks; two daughters, Jamie Henson and husband Kevin, and Brenda Shearrer and husband Byron all of Williamsville, MO; four grandchildren, Benjamin Henson and wife Kimberly, Lindsay Willard and husband Lee, Brooke Cathey and husband Zachary, and Brandi Shearrer; two great grandchildren, Gavin Henson and Bentley Willard; and one sister Patricia Bristow and husband Robert of St. Louis, MO.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Estel “Pete” Hicks and Wilma Duckett Hicks; and one son, James Estel Hicks.
Visitation was held Sunday, July 6, 2014, at 5:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Williamsville, MO. Funeral Services followed Monday, July 7, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. also at the funeral home chapel. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery near Williamsville. Pastors Jeff Estes and Kent Wilfong ministered to the family and Zachary Cathey,Benjamin Henson, Lee Willard, Wesley Owens, Jason Wright, and Mike Green served as pallbearers and Steve Seawright and Jordan Copeland provided the music. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com


William James Reed, Sr 7/3/2014

July 5, 2014

William James Reed, Sr.  85, of Piedmont, MO died on July 3, 2014 in the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO.  He was born on Sept. 30, 1928 in Moberly, MO. He was the son of the late Frank and Molly White Reed.

 On June 10, 1950, he was united in marriage to Frances Bernice Wesbrook and she preceded him in death on July 26, 2007.

Survivors include three sons, Bill Reed and wife Sue of Elsberry, MO, David and wife Karon Reed of Collierville, TN and Eddie Reed, Piedmont, MO, two daughters, Cindy Hemphill and husband Kenny ,  Janet Street and husband Paul  both of Piedmont, MO and 1 brother, Ronald Reed, AL., several grandchildren, and great-great –grandchildren.  He loved his family. He was a very caring Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Frank and Molly White Reed,  two brothers, Glenn and Charles Reed and three sisters, Dorothy Reese, Virginia Morris, Phyllis Rainbolt and one granddaughter, one grandson, and one great-granddaughter.

William was a United States Army Veteran. He served two years near the end of War World II.

He loved his job as a building and plumbing inspector for the Overland MO City Government.   He retired from that job and moved to Piedmont, MO

He was of the Baptist Faith.  He was baptized by Brother Allen Calkins and became a member of the First Baptist Church of Piedmont.

William loved his homemade vegetable beef soup.
Visitation was held Monday, July 7, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Funeral Services followed Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., also at the funeral home chapel. Burial followed at Masonic Cemetery with full Military Honors. Pastor Richard Sanders ministered to the family and Kenny Steele, Steven Reed, Rob Gerard, James Gerard, Ricky Gerard, and Billy Reed served as pallbearers. Kenny Hemphill, Pam Umfleet, and John Brawley provided the music. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com

Robert “Bob” Eugene Adair 07/01/2014

July 2, 2014

Robert “Bob” Eugene Adair, 80, of St. Louis, MO passed away on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at the de Greeff Hospice House in St Louis. Bob was born in St Louis on May 27, 1934 to Andrew Jackson Adair and Jane Thorsland Adair who preceded him in death.

On September 30, 1961 Bob married Phyllis Hurst and to this union one daughter was born.

Bob was raised in St Louis but spent a lot of time in the Leeper area, where he loved being on Black River. He attended the Hadley Tech High School in St Louis and then joined the US Marines for 4 years during the Korean War. After his stint in the service he went to work for and retired from Laclede Gas Co. He along with other retirees from the gas company had a breakfast club that Bob enjoyed.  He was an accomplished woodworker, he loved auctions, garage sales, hunting and fishing and he enjoyed cooking meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans.

Surviving Bob is his wife Phyllis, one daughter, Cassie Sparks of Indianapolis, IN; two grandchildren, Katie and Holly Sparks; and cousins, Bill, Naomi, June and Maggie Thorsland.

Preceding him in death were his parents; two brothers, Bill and Dan Adair; and one sister Maggie.

The visitation for Bob was held on Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 12:45 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO., with the service following at 1:00 P.M. also at the chapel, with his granddaughters, Katie and Holly Sparks and nephew, Mike Mock each providing a eulogy.  The burial  followed at Clay Cemetery in Piedmont. Bro. Steve McFarland ministered to the family, and Mike Mock, Richard Adair, Katie Sparks, Steven McFarland, Dan McFarland and Steve McFarland Sr. served as pallbearers.  Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy E. Deckard 6/19/2014

June 19, 2014

Dorothy E. Deckard, 88, of Patterson, MO., passed away on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Barnes Jewish hospital in St. Louis, MO.  Dorothy was born July 5, 1925 in Wayne County to William “Bill” and Jenny Street.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Walter Deckard and together they raised seven wonderful children.

Dorothy had been a machine operator for a hinge factory.

She is survived by two sons; Jerry Deckard and John Deckard both of Patterson, MO., four daughters; Connie and husband Bob Crum of Patterson, MO., Joyce Ann and husband Raymond Banks of Dittmer, MO, Charlotte and husband Tom Zigler of Fenton, MO., and Sharon Deckard of Patterson, MO, one half-brother; Jack “Jerry” Street of Patterson, MO., two sisters; Josephine Pevril and Octa and husband Frank Montgomery both of Piedmont, MO., two half sisters; Eva and husband Bill Asher of Patterson, MO., and Mary and husband Jim How of Washington, MO., 18 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents, her husband, one son; Wayne Deckard, three brothers; Lewis, Vernon and Hal Street, two sisters; Darlene Keathley and Bertha Montgomery, and two grandchildren; David Deckard, and Tonya Deckard; 1 great grandchild; Kerry Deckard, and 1 great-great-grandchild; Silas Bentley Crum.

She is will be greatly missed by all those that are left behind.

Visitation was held Sunday, June 22, 2014, at 11:00 A.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Funeral services followed at 2:00 P.M. also at the chapel in Piedmont. Burial was in Montgomery Chapel Cemetery near Silva. Pastor Jule Maskrod ministered to the family and Shayn Mabury, Michael Westmoreland, William “Billy” Zigler, Wesley Crum, Brian Deckard, and Joshua Crum served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com

James Duree King 6/18/2014

June 18, 2014

James Duree King, 65, of Piedmont, MO., passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Barnes Jewish hospital in St. Louis, Mo.  James was born on November 19, 1948 in Bloomfield, MO, to Duree King and Annalee Stoffregen King who preceded him in death.

On June 19, 2000 James was united in marriage to Rebecca How, who survives.

James owned a car dealership; he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

James is survived by his wife, Rebecca; three daughters, Sherry Lewandoski of St Louis, MO, Jamie King of St. Louis, MO and Katie King of Piedmont, MO; two step-sons, Brian Head Parkersburg of West Virginia and Christopher Thurman of Wappapello, MO; two sisters, Susan Gordan of Poplar Bluff, Mo, and Joan Jaeger of St. Louis, MO; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and good friend, Donald Lattray of St. Louis, MO.

Preceding James in death were his parents; and two sisters, Carol and Jane Ratliff. No public services are planned at this time. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.

Jacob Charles Henry Waller 6/15/2014

June 17, 2014


Jacob Charles Henry Waller, 19, of Piedmont, MO., passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014 near Piedmont, MO. Jacob “Jake” was born on June 12, 1995 to Wes Waller and Dana McLeod Deering, who survive him.

He was a people person.  He loved people, and loved to have fun. He loved to hunt and fish but only if the fish were biting, if not, he was ready to move on.

Surviving Jake are his parents; Wes Waller and Dana Deering, step-father;  David Deering , one brother; John Waller of Doniphan, MO., two sisters; Hannah Waller of Piedmont, MO., and Abbi Waller of Springfield, MO, and grand-mother Sue McLeod of St. Louis, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

The visitation for Jake was held at 9:30 A.M. for the public at Masonic Cemetery in Piedmont with the graveside services following at 11:00 A.M. the Bro. Mike Warren reading the obituary and Bro. Richard Sanders ministering to the family. Eulogizing Jake was his brother, John Waller and his sister, Hanna Waller, providing the music was Aaron Allen and Josh Belmar.    Tyler Miller, Darren McLeod, Tanner Jimmerson, John Waller, Kirk McLeod and Wes Waller served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com.


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