Allen, Charles “Willis”

September 30, 2010

Charles “Willis” Allen, age 68, of St. Ann, MO., passed away September 30, 2010 at De Paul Health Center in Bridgeton, MO.

He was born June 1, 1942 in the Lake Creek community of Wayne County, MO., son of the late Lionel & Pearl (Chiles) Allen.

He had worked as a machine operator for Alvey, Inc. of St. Louis and for Mississppi Valley Steel.

Mr. Allen was a Christian and a member of the Arnold United Baptist Church. He enjoyed restoring old cars.

On April 13, 1963 he was united in marriage to Mary Woods. To this union was born four sons.

He is survived by his four sons, Chris (Sandra) Allen of St. Peters, MO., Jeffery (Sherry) Allen of Dardenne Prairie, MO., James Allen of St. Ann, MO., and Robert Allen of Overland, MO.; two brothers, Dan (Norma) Allen of Fenton, MO. and Forrest (Shirley) Allen of De Soto, MO.; 3 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Dale Allen and an infant sister, Linda Kay Allen.

Dodson, Elmer D “Wayne”

September 29, 2010

Elmer D. “Wayne” Dodson, age 71, of Piedmont, MO., passed away September 29, 2010 at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont.

He was born on October 16, 1938 in Annapolis, MO., son of the late Charles & Almetta (Sutton) Dodson.

Wayne had been in the dry cleaning business for over 40 years. He was the owner of Neighbors Cleaners in Piedmont. He had also in the past worked for Chapman Ice Cream in St. Louis.

Mr. Dodson was a graduate of Annapolis High School. He enjoyed fishing, watching basketball and baseball games, and he was the inventor of the “Wayne Dodson Way Baseball Bat.”

On December 24, 1961 he was united in marriage to Wanda Jean Howard. She preceded him in death on January 30, 1982.

He is survived by two sons, Timothy Dodson of Memphis, TN. and Rick (Cyndi) Smith of Jackson, MO.; one daughter, Penny (Chris) Schulz of Piedmont, MO.; and six grandchildren, Cody Ezell, Cory Ezell, Cole Ezell, Ryan Boswell, Wesley Smith and Clayton Smith.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Euel “Bud” Dodson, Delmer Leo Dodson and Everett Edward “Ed” Dodson; and one sister, Beulah Mae Tapley.

Scaggs, Delores M

September 28, 2010

Delores M. Scaggs, age 84, of Patterson, MO., passed away September 28, 2010 at Heritage Gardens in Greenville, MO.

She was born on October 16, 1925 in St. Louis, MO., daughter of the late Furlumm & Nora (Cates) Townsend.

Mrs. Scaggs was a Christian and had been a member of the Patterson Assembly of God Church for over 25 years.

She worked as a cashier in the Tomboy Grocery Store in Maryland Heights, MO. for several years.

She enjoyed growing flowers, caring for her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

On April 11, 1945 she was united in marriage to Tolman “Leon” Scaggs. He preceded her in death on February 16, 2010.

Survivors include one son, Steve Scaggs and his companion Patti Duke of Patterson, MO.; three daughters, Kathy Cooper of St. Charles, MO., Melissa Daughhetee of Campbell, MO. and Patricia Riefle of Patterson, MO.; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one great-grandchild.

Durbin, Mary J

September 28, 2010

Mary J. Durbin, age 53, of Piedmont, MO., passed away September 28, 2010 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO.

She was born on Dec 17, 1956 in St. Louis, MO., daughter of the late Charles Truman & Mary A. (Drwenski) Collins.

She and her husband were the owners and operators of the M & K Industrial Sewing factory in Piedmont for 20 years. She was of the Baptist faith.

Mrs. Durbin was a member of the Wayne County Saddle Club. She enjoyed fishing, shopping, her horses, sewing and wathing videos.

On June 24, 1988 she was united in marriage to Kirk Durbin. He survives.

Other surviors include one daughter, Tonya (John) Klouck of San Diego, CA.; one brother, Jimmy (Lisa) Collins of Fairdealing, MO.; four sisters, Barbara (Roy) Goforth and Linda Hendrix, both of Fairdealing, MO., Debbie (Ray) Fancher of Piedmont, MO. and Francine (John) Bunch of Park Hills, MO.; and two grandchildren, Ian Klouck and Felica Klouck.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Felicia Ann Richardson.

Goggin, Howard Eugene “Gene”

September 25, 2010

Howard Eugene “Gene” Goggin, age 82, of Summersville, MO, formerly of Leeper, MO, passed away September 25, 2010 at the Mountain View Health Care in Mountain View, MO.

He was born on November 13, 1927 in Leeper, MO, son of the late George Washington & Bertha (Roberts) Goggin.

Mr. Goggin retired as a truck driver for the Brown Shoe Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing stringed instruments.

He served in the U.S. Army in Japan from 1946 to 1947. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post No. 2593 in Arnold, MO and a member and past chaplain of the Arnold Hodge American Legion Post No. 281 in Piedmont, MO.

Mr. Goggin was a member and past Vice-President of the Piedmont, MO A.A.R.P. Chapter No. 1270 and he was serving as the caretaker of the Mill Spring Cemetery.

He was a Christian and attended the First Christian Church in Summersville, MO. He had past attended the Mill Spring Christian Church.

On July 12, 1952 he was united in marriage to Carol Marler. She survives, residing in Summersville, MO.

Other survivors include four sons, George Edward “Ed” (Suzie) Goggin of Blackwell, MO, Dennis Eugene Goggin of Summersville, MO, Ronald Dale (Carole) Goggin of Hillsboro, MO. and David Alan (Joan) Goggin of Bristow, VA; one brother, William A. “Bill” Goggin of Summersville, MO; three grandchildren, Dennis E. Goggin II of Los Angeles, CA and Stacy Lynn Goggin and Jacob Ethan Goggin both of Chicago, Ill.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest Paul Goggin and George Washington Goggin, Jr.; and three sisters, Sarah Corrington, Lucy Goggin and infant Glenda Goggin.

Gilliam, Ronald Wayne

September 22, 2010

Ronald Wayne Gilliam, age 61, of Williamsville, MO., passed away September 22, 2010 at his residence.

He was born on March 25, 1949 in Hanford, CA., son of the late Warren Evans Gilliam and Pauline (Reeves) Lott.

He had worked for NORDYNE in Poplar Bluff, MO. and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was of the Church of Christ background and belief.

He is survived by one brother, Warren (Linda) Gilliam of Poplar Bluff, MO. and his step-father, John Lott of Williamsville, MO.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, John Ronald Gilliam and one brother, Jerry Gilliam.

Ward, Nova Geneva (Bell)

September 21, 2010

Nova Geneva Ward, age 86, of Greenville, MO., a former long time resident of Clubb, passed away September 21, 2010 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO.

She was born on May 26, 1924 in Hiram, MO., daughter of the late Robert Alexander & Carrie Bell (Bostic) Bell.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and taking care of her family.

Mrs. Ward was a Christian and was baptized on April 21, 1995. She was a member of the New Home Church at Clubb.

On September 10, 1940 she was united in marriage to Vernon Woodrow Ward. He survives, residing in Greenville.

Other survivors include, one son Jerry Ward and wife Kay of St. Louis, MO.; two grandsons, Jeffery Ward of Austin, TX. and Matthew Carter and wife Dawn of Waterloo, Ill.; many nieces, nephews and a community of friends.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by one brother, Asa Denver Bell; and four sisters, Cleva Jaco, Eunice Faulkner, Pearl Thompson and Oma Thurston.

Anspaugh, Maisie Barbara Ann

September 20, 2010

Maisie Barbara Ann Anspaugh, age 95, of Poplar Bluff, formerly of the Missionary Acres community at Silva, passed away September 20, 2010 at the Cedar Gate Nursing Center in Poplar Bluff, MO.

She was born January 23, 1915 in Racine, Wisconsin, daughter of the late James William and Emma Lela (Hare) Rigby.

Maisie grew up in Racine where she attended school. She later attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois in the early 1940′s.

On September 3, 1942 she was united in marriage to Rev. Frederick Lester “Fred” Anspaugh. He preceded her in death on March 19, 2005.

At her home she was a loving and dedicated wife and mother. She and her husband were called of the Lord to Missionary service with Baptist Mid-Missions. Their commissioning church was Grove Avenue Baptist Church, now Fellowship Baptist Church, in Racine, Wisconsin. In 1962 the couple attended the R.I.C. Bible Institute to prepare for Missionary work in Mexico. They also ministered to churches in Texas, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

She and her late husband eventually retired to Missionary Acres at Silva. They were active members of the Evangel Baptist Church at Silva, and assisted the McCrum family for many years. Maisie was active in various ministries of the church, including Woman’s Group, youth work and loved crafting and designing floral arrangements for the church and other occasions.

Survivors include four sisters, Hope (Elton) Bertram, Beverly Sterbin and Gloria (Donald) Took all of Racine, Wisconsin and June (Lee) Phillips of Littleton, Colorado; one grandson, William Edward Ott III of Houston, Texas; one great-granddaughter, Brittany Ott and one great-great-grandson, Joshua Colten Ott both of Houston, Texas; four sisters-in-law, Martha Rigby of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Libby Rigby of Fullerton, California, Margaret Rigby of Arvada, Colorado and Janice Rigby of Racine, Wisconsin.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Rozella Rose “Carla” Cole; six brothers, Rev. Lloyd, James Henry, James Sydney, Daniel, Matthew and Lyle Rigby; 2 sisters, Dorothy Dykstra and Murial Rigby; one other infant sibling; and two brothers-in-law, Arthur Dykstra and Rev. Frank Sterbin.

Penrod, Donna (Denton)

September 20, 2010

Donna (Denton) Penrod, age 67, of Patterson, MO., passed away September 20, 2010 at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on September 9, 1943 on Otter Creek in Wayne County, MO., daughter of the late Louis J. & Verda Maxine (Matkin) Denton.

Mrs. Penrod was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking and two of her specialties was her lasagna and red velvet cake. She loved to camp at Old Greenville and spend time with her family, grandchildren and church family.

She was a Christian and currently a member of the Friendship Baptist Church at Piedmont. She united with the church on May 25, 2008. She was a former member of the Patterson Baptist Church.

She was first united in marriage to Bobby Haggett. To this union was born three sons. She was later united in marriage on August 30, 1985 to Arnold Penrod. He survives, residing in Patterson.

Other surviors include four sons, Kevin Haggett, Darin (Jennifer) Haggett, Shawn (Stacy) Haggett and James A. “Pete” (Dottie) Penrod all of Patterson, MO.; one daughter, Remona (Peter) Picou of Fredericktown, MO.; 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Montgomery, William C “Bill”

September 20, 2010

William C. “Bill” Montgomery, age 79, of Washington, MO., formerly of the Lake Creek community of Wayne County, passed away September 20, 2010 at St. John’s Mercy Hospital in Washington.

He was born on October 29, 1930 in Kentucky and was raised in Wayne County, MO. He was a son of the late Floyd & June (Clark) Montgomery.

Mr. Montgomery was a member of the Pacific Baptist Church in Pacific, MO. He had worked as a welder all his life. In his younger years he enjoyed fishing and hunting.

On March 11, 1952 he was united in marriage to Melba Graham in St. Louis, MO. She survives, residing in Washington.

Other survivors include, two sons, Robert (Rogina) Montgomery and David (Mary) Montgomery all of Washington, MO.; two daughters, Catherine (Ben) O’Dell of Frederick, OK. and Wanda (Dale) Carey of Washington, MO.; one brother, Leaman Montgomery of Piedmont, MO.; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Montgomery and Millard Montgomery; two infant sisters, Geneva Montgomery and Juanita Montgomery; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Osroe & Ethel (Bilbrey) Graham.

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