Wren, Faithelyn Brooke

April 30, 2011

Faithelyn Brooke Wren, born Saturday, April 30,2011, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO. She was the daughter of Chelsey (Eads) Wren and Shannon Wren, of Greenville, MO.

Faithelyn is survived by her parents, two brothers Thurston and Laine Wren, both of the home. Grandparents, Shannon L. & Larrisa Wren of Greenville, MO, Teresa Eads of Greenville, MO, Roy Green of Greenville, MO. Great-Grandparents, Linda & Terry King of Greenville, MO, Cleste Ledwidge of St.Louis, MO, Linda Byrd of Greenville, MO, Larry & Pat Burchard of Greenville, MO, Joyce Warrick of Silva, MO, Barbara Wren, Greenville, MO, Great-Great-Grandparents Leslie Burchard of Greenville, MO and Wilma Jennings of Dexter, MO. A host of Aunts & Uncles Katlin Eads, Pace Wren, Rosie Goebel, Billy Green, and Matt Wren.

Faithelyn was preceded in death by her grandmother, Kimberly Wren, two great-grandfathers, Ray Warrick and Howard Wren, and one Great-Great-grandmother Stella Burchard.

Visitation will be Friday, May 6, 2011 beginning at 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Services to follow at Ruegg Funeral Home of Greenville, MO, at 2:00pm.m. Interment will be at New Prospect Cemetery, Silva, MO.

Deckard, Wayne

April 27, 2011

Wayne Deckard, 66 of Patterson, MO. passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2011, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. Wayne was born Tuesday, July 4, 1944, in St. Louis. He was a painter and of the Baptist faith.
His hobbies were fishing, fish fries, deer hunting even though he never got a deer, watching old westerns and Cardinal baseball games. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed teasing and was very witty. He was a member of the Painters Union for 45 years and a member of the Elks.
He was preceded in death by his father, Walter W. Deckard; one son David Deckard; and one grandaughter, Ashton Deckard.
Survivors include Rita Williams life companion of 20 years, his mother, Dorothy Deckard of Patterson, MO; one son, Kevin Deckard of Fenton, MO; two brothers, Jerry Deckard and John (Richelle) Deckard both of Patterson, MO; four sisters, Connie (Bob) Crum, of Piedmont, MO; Joyce (Raymond) Banks of Dittmer, MO; Charlotte (Tom) Ziegler of Fenton, MO; Sharon Deckard of Patterson, MO; three grandsons, Brian Deckard of San Diego, Calif., Josh Deckard of Knoxville, Tenn., and Justin Deckard of Fenton, MO; on grandaughter, Ashley Deckard; five great-grandchildren, Halee , Ashlee and Landon, Logan and Matthew.
Funeral services were held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. The Pastor Ed Rhodes officiated the services. Interment was at Montgomery Chapel Cemetery, Silva, MO. The Pallbearers were Brian Deckard, Josh Deckard, Kevin Deckard, Billy Ziegler, Justin Deckard, Michael Westmoreland and Alternate was Tom Ziegler.

Heath, Lora Mae (Parker)

April 24, 2011

Lora Mae (Parker) Heath, 84, of Piedmont, MO passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, MO. She was born on August 28, 1926 in Brunot to the late Oscar Parker and the late Nellie Hinkle. In December of 1968 she united in marriage to James Heath. She was employeed at the Prince Gardener Billfold Company as a cutter for over 40 years. She enjoyed writing letters and loved her many nieces and nephews. She is survived by three brothers Glen M. Parker of Piedmont, MO, Nolen (Oval) Parker of DesArc, MO, and Elmo (Imogene) Parker, of Piedmont, MO. Three sisters, Thena Wilson, of Annapolis, MO, Mildred Wilson, of Fenton, MO, and Priscilla (Johnny) Clements, of DesArc, MO, and many nieces and nephews.
Lora was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, Roy Parker and Zan Parker.
Pastor Elmo Parker, Rev. Johnny Clements and Dana L. Burris officiated the services. Music was provided by Jeff Parker and Sara Edgy. Pallbearers were Kenny Parker, Gene Parker, Dennis Parker, Phillip Wilson, Charles Wilson, Erwin Clements, and Dewayne Clements. Interment was at Beulah Cemetery in Brunot, MO. On-line condolences may be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com.

Hutson, Evelyn I (Illi)

April 20, 2011

Evelyn I. Hutson, 98, of Ellisville, MO passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at Bethesda Meadows Nursing Home in Ellisville, MO. She was born December 27, 1912 in St. Louis, MO to the late John Henry Illi and Emma Pannech. She was united in marriage to the late Edward C. Hutson on August 11, 1962. Evelyn was a Office Clerk for Century Electric.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband.
She was survived by one son Ronald A. Meyers of Ellisville, MO and one brother Marvin Illi of Fredricktown, MO.
Ruegg Funeral Homes of Piedmont handled the private services for the family. On-line condolences may be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com.

Calvert, Lucian L

April 19, 2011

Lucian L. Calvert, 70, of Piedmont, MO passed away April 19, 2011 at Southeast Missouri Hospital, in Cape Girardeau, MO. He was born July 30, 1940, in Blytheville, AR to Lucian Foster Calvert and Minnie Bell (Powers) Calvert. He was united in marriage to Wanda Atchley on June 20th, 1959. He was also united in marriage to Sally (Milum) Williamson Calvert on July 16, 1980 whom survives of the home. He is also survived by one son Richard Douglas (Gladys Jean) Calvert of Waterloo, IL, one daughter Shelia Rena (Dean) Purdy, of St. Charles, MO. Three step-sons, Doug (Sheila) Williamson, Rick Williamson, and Mike (Kim) Williamson. Seven grandchildren, Jason Purdy, Ryan Purdy, Leah (Williamson) Young, Amy (Williamson) Grulke, Shelly Williamson, Tim Williamson, and Angelia Williamson. One great-grandchild Tristin Young. Lucian is also survived by one brother Fred Earl (Lorrie) Calvert of Twin Lakes, WI, four sisters Joyce Louise (Carl) Stinson, of Jackson, MO, Peggy June (Carl) Hargrove of Chicago, IL, Mallie Ann (Wilmer) Stinson of Springfield, MO, and Linda (Hank) Nelson of Atlanta, GA., and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers CL Calvert, Walter Marion Calvert, one sister Jewel R. Carper. Lucian and his family moved to Malden, MO as a very young child and lived there until he graduated from the Risco School System in Risco, MO. He enlisted in the US Army in 1958 and served until 1964. He served as an admin clerk stationed in Italy. After the service he moved to St. Louis, MO and worked at Orscheln Brothers Truck Lines, from which he retired in October of 1982. He was baptized into Christ in 1981 and was a member of Teamsters Local 600 Union. He then moved to Piedmont, MO. Lucian enjoyed traveling and seeing the country, especially out west. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood-crafting, genealogy, and bible study. He was a self taught master wood-craftsman and could make almost anything. He had his own wooden crafts business in Piedmont for several years.

Lucian was a quiet private man and would rather listen than talk. He did not enjoy crowds or frivolous small talk, but was very personable one-on-one, especially if someone else initiated the conversation. He was a very humble and compassionate man and never wanted or asked for recognition for anything he did. He loved GOD, enjoyed privately studying the Bible, and stood firmly for what he believed was right. He would help anyone in need and if he had something he thought you could use or enjoy he would often offer it to you. He gladly helped take care of many of his aging neighbors, some for many years, until the end of his life, but he never wanted or would accept anything in return other than a “Thank You”. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. All who knew him loved and respected him. He fought a courageous battle with kidney cancer from the day it was diagnosed until it ultimately took his life.

Hill, Michael

April 3, 2011

Michael Joe Hill, 49 years old of Piedmont, MO, died Sunday, April 3, 2011 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO

He was born March 21, 1962 in Poplar Bluff, MO, Son of the late Clacy F. “Cricket” Hill and the late Louise Hoffman Hill.

He was of the Baptist Faith.

Surviving are one brother, David L. (Karren) Hill, Cuba, MO, four sisters, Pauline Fletcher, Copperas Cover, TX, Sue (Hughey) Inman, Poplar Bluff, MO, Lou (Billy) Cain, Eastaboga, AL, and Lisa Whitley, Jonesboro, AR

In addition to his parents, Michael was preceded in death by one brother, Franklin Hill.

Ledbetter, Lawrence Calvin

April 2, 2011

Lawrence Calvin Ledbetter, 85 years old of Van Buren, MO, died Saturday, April 2, 2011 in John Cochran VA Medical Center, St. Louis, MO.

He was born May 3, 1925 in Puxico, MO, Son of the late John William Ledbetter and the late Artie Jane Vaughn Ledbetter.

Lawrence was united in marriage to Reba Evett in 1945 and to this union two sons were born; Lawrence Owen Ledbetter of Stuart, FL and one infant son, Ronald Eugene Ledbetter whom preceded in death.
He is also survived by two grandchildren, Jeff and Brian Ledbetter, four brothers, John Willard and Virgil Ledbetter, both of Hayti, MO, Byron (Marie) Ledbetter, Ellsinore, MO, Gary (Donna) Ledbetter, Piedmont, MO, one sister, Sandra Houseman, Hayti, MO, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and infant son, Lawrence was preceded in death by one brother, Kermit Ledbetter.

Lawrence spent his later years working for the United States Forest Service marking trees in the National Forest.

Services will be held at Big Springs, Van Buren, MO, Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 12:00 Noon with full military honors provided by the US Navy and Missouri National Guard Funeral Honors team.

Online Condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhome.com

Vandivor, Allen Farrell

March 28, 2011

Allen Farrell Vandivor, 70, of Primm Springs,TN, passed away Monday, March 28, 2011, at his residence. He was born December 24, 1940, to David Ernest Vandivor and Louise Edmondson, in Manila, AR. In April of 1962 he enlisted and served in the United States Army, he was discharged in August, 1965. On July 29, 1967 he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Farmer. He worked construction, building homes Pre-Fab and otherwise for 30 years. Allen then became an over the road driver for 25 years until he retired. He enjoyed many hobbies, his favorite past time was working his land. He loved “playing” on his tractor, making and widening the driveway, tilling the ground for his garden, and making a home for his chickens. His newest adventure was the sawmill. He was also a member of the V.F.W.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Roger Vandivor.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, two daughters, Deborah Vandivor, of Primm Springs, TN, and Pam (Carl) Wells, of Gurden, AR. As well as two brothers, Freddie Vandivor and Tommie Vandivor, both of Manila, AR, five sisters, Eva (William) Melton, Crestview, FL, Nina Goff, of Sebring, FL, Flora (Johnny) Thomas, Cash, AR, Alice (Dewayne) Crouse, Corning, AR, and Anna (Doug) Seeley, of Mammoth Springs, AR, and many nieces and nephews. Along with one grandson Curtis Allen and one great-grandchild, Gracie Wells.

Bowles, Marjorie J

March 27, 2011

Marjorie J Bowles, age 85, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2011, at her residence in Piedmont, MO.

She was born Wednesday, March 10, 1926, in Mill Spring, MO.

Marjorie was united in marriage to the late Marvin Bowles January 11, 1942.

She was a member of the Eastern Star for 50 years. Marjorie was also a member of the Wayne County Women’s Democratic Club and the Red Hat Society. She was a member of Mill Spring Christian Church.

She and her husband, Marvin, owned and operated Gish-Bowles-Coder Funeral Home of Piedmont, Greenville and Williamsville, MO for several decades.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Andrew J. Blackwell and Mabel A. Warmack and one daughter, Karen “Toby” Bowles.

She is survived by one son, James E. (Elaine) Bowles, of Piedmont, MO, one brother-in-law, Grover (Mary) Bowles, of Memphis, TN, 3 grandchildren, Dana, Michelle and Todd Bowles, and many nieces and nephews.

Ellington, Edgar Lee

March 26, 2011

Edgar Lee Ellington , age75, of Mill Spring , MO, died Saturday, March 26, 2011, at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO.

He was born February 29, 1936, to Norvil Ellington and Edna Goebel, in Mill Spring, MO.

He was a member of the United States Army, which he served proudly. He never married and upon his retirement he was a Postmaster for the United States Postal Service.

Edgar was remembered fondly by his cousins for his big smile and warm hugs. They remember trips to the Drug Store in Piedmont for REAL Cokes and going to the drive-in movies. Edgar loved to take them on a hike to Mill Spring. They remember how proud he was that he served his country in the Army. Stray animals always found a home with Edgar. He is known for throwing snakes into the bushes off the road so the cars wouldn’t run over them. His cousins say that birds would rest on his shoulders when he would fill the feeders.

He was preceded in death by his father, Norvil Ellington. He is survived by his mother, Edna Ellington of the home and two aunts, Nadine Baker and Lea Ellington and many cousins.

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