Ronald Burns 4/03/2013

April 4, 2013

Ronald C. Burns, age 71, of Piedmont, MO, passed away on April 3, 2013, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont, MO, after a lengthy illness. Ronald was born on September 21, 1941, to Charles Burns and Grace Benardi Burns in Des Moines, IA.

On August 5, 2009, Ronald was united in marriage to Ingrid Reyes and she survives of the home.  Ron was of the Methodist faith. At an early age, Ron worked for the United States Department of the Army in a civilian capacity for the Aviation Systems Command (AVSCOM) from 1965-1996.

 In addition to his wife, Ron is survived by one son, Charles Reyes Mariano, of the home, and three daughters; Rita Fleener of Des Moines, IA; Rhonda Ries of Columbia, IL; and Karla Reyes Mariano of the home. Ron is also survived by six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Two very dear friends, Dr. James and Evelyn Hunt of Doniphan, MO provided support to Ron over the years and cared for him during his illnesses.

Ron is preceded in death by his parents and a son, Raymond Burns.

 A memorial visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 3:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home chapel. Online condolences can be made at

The family is very appreciative of the condolences from friends and family.

Charley Martin Kellick 03/28/2013

April 4, 2013

Charley Martin Kellick, 43, of Greenville, MO, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Belleville, IL, on October 30, 1969, to John and Margaret (Evans) Kellick. He was of the Baptist faith. Charley loved the outdoors and wildlife. He enjoyed fishing and watching the birds that he fed daily. He is survived by his mother and her husband, Kenny Silk; his long time companion, Vouna Sue Mingues; his uncle, David Kellick and his wife, Shirley, of Shook, MO; two brothers, John Mark Kellick and his wife, Nancy, of San Angelo, TX, Jeffrey Kellick of East St. Louis, IL; three cousins, Cindy Plackemeire and her husband, Kevin, of Forristell, MO, Vicki Helm and her companion, Carl Poston, O’Fallon, IL, Chris Kellick and her companion, Tammie Bell, of Fairmont City, IL; and many other friends and relatives.  Charley was preceded in death by his grandparents, C.M. and Pauline Kellick of Shook, MO; his father, Johnny Mack Kellick, of Bloomfield, MO;and a twin brother that passed at birth. There was a graveside service at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Shiloh Cemetery, Shook, MO, with Rev. Louis Robinson officiating. Online condolences can be made at

Ward Dale “Jack” Meador

April 1, 2013

Ward Dale “Jack” Meador, Sr., 79, of Patterson, MO, passed away at his residence on March 31, 2013. He was born on January 17, 1934, to Benjamin and Virgie (Ward) Meador at Silva, MO. Jack attended a one room school on Bounds Creek and Greenville High School. He spent his working years in St. Louis, MO, in commercial construction. He married Mary Bassett on February 4, 1956, and to this union four children were born. While working in St. Louis, he was painting the top of Busch Stadium and saw the last piece of the Arch put in place. He retired from Laborers Local 42 in 1996. Jack loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed drag racing when he was younger. He kept busy gardening and refinishing old furniture. Jack loved playing cards with his children and grandchildren. Jack was a Christian and of the Baptist Faith. He is survived by his wife;one son, Ward Meador and his wife, Renee, of Greenville, MO; three daughters, Pam Scaggs of Jackson, MO, Janet Barton and her companion, Jeff West, of Greenville, MO, Jackie Tallent and her husband, Steve, of St. Louis, MO; fourteen grandchildren, James Scaggs, Cody Scaggs, Clerra Franks, Brandi Mell, Dusty Mell, Frankie Copeland, Jaclyn Meador, Payton Meador, Paige Meador, Gracie Meador, Benjamin Tallent, Samantha Tallent, Jackson Tallent, and Spencer Tallent. Jack was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Truman, Commodore, Donald, Benjamin, Attwood; five sisters, Piccola Evans, Carmen Meador, Ruby Laramore, Pauline Meador, and Geraldine Meador. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at 5:30 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville, MO. Funeral will follow Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 1:00 P.M. also at the chapel. Burial will follow in New Prospect Cemetery, Silva, MO. Online condolences can be made at

Agnes Louise Brewer 3/23/2013

March 26, 2013

Agnes Louise Brewer, 86, of Annapolis, MO, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013 at St. Clare Medical Center in Fenton, MO. She was born in Annapolis MO, on March 27, 1926, to Otto and Maude (Mann) Funk. She graduated from Annapolis High School in 1944. On December 13, 1947, she married Paul Junior Brewer and to this union a son was born. Agnes worked at Carter Carburator from 1944-1952. She retired from her position as clerk from McDonnell Aircraft in 1981.  She enjoyed bowling, working in the yard, working at church and the community building, spending time with grandchildren and shopping. Her family loved her fried chicken, chicken and dumplings, and homemade strawberry ice cream. Agnes was a member of First Baptist Church of Annapolis since 1981. She is survived by one son, Gary Brewer and wife Diana of Arnold, MO; one brother, Byron Tucker and his wife, Glenda, of Annapolis, MO; two grandchildren, Amy Eames and Matthew Brewer; two great grandchildren, Kelli Eames and Cooper Eames. Agnes was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Mainus, Edward, Clyde, and Emory Funk; one sister, Arcelia Scaggs. Visitation was held Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 5:00 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, MO. Funeral services were at 11:00 A.M., Friday, March 29, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Annapolis, MO. Pastor Dan Pitchers ministered to the family and Kelli Eames Jason Funk, Jeremy Funk, Justin Funk, Matthew Brewer, and Glen Brewer served as pallbearers. Burial was in Mann Cemetery. Online Condolences can be made at

Justine Stidmon 3/22/2013

March 25, 2013

Justine Page Stidmon, 17, of French Village, MO, passed away March 22, 2013, at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. She was born on May 9, 1995, in Farmington, MO. She attended Bloomsdale Elementary, Ste. Genevieve Junior High and South Iron High School. Justine spent time growing up in Poplar Bluff, Piedmont, Goose Creek, Des Arc, Annapolis and French Village. She loved listening to music, writing poems and lyrics, spending time with family and friends, Facebooking, watching the TV show “Once Upon a Time,” and drawing.  Her family remembers that Justine never forgot anything. She knew everyone’s birthday and would warn people not to promise her something because she wouldn’t forget it. She was a whiz on computers and was a self- proclaimed diva and drama queen who loved to sing. Her favorite foods were pickles, olives, lemons and Oreos. Justine was a member of Goose Creek Baptist Church. She was baptized by Pastor Ed Despain on September 30, 2007. Justine had Jesus in her heart, loved her church family and was known for her giving heart and eagerness to help others. She talked of one day leading a choir or having a band. She now has the best ones in Heaven.  Justine is survived by her parents, Scott Stidmon of Arnold, MO, and Rebecca and Mike Pinkley of French Village, MO; her grandparents, Larry and Sue Tucker of Des Arc, MO, Bob and Geraldine Sanders of Piedmont, MO, and Bruce Sanders and his girlfriend, Laura, of Piedmont, MO; Sandy and Robert Phelps of Annapolis, MO, Mabel Clark of Piedmont, MO, Charlie and Linda Pinkley of French Village, MO, and Anna Martin of Ste. Genevieve, MO; two brothers, Larin Burchard of Greenville, MO, Logan Stidmon of Greenville, MO; one sister, Danielle Pinkley of French Village, MO; and her fiancé, Steven Craig of De Soto, MO.A visitation was held Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, MO,  at 5:00 p.m. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Ed DeSpain and Pastor Jack Ruble ministered to the family. Ron Stidmon, Brad Baker, Kevin Firebaugh, Robert Scherer, Dan Pinkley, and Steve Pinkley served as pallbearers.  Burial was at Meadows Cemetery in Annapolis, MO. Online condolences can be made at

Frankie Marlow 3/21/2013

March 22, 2013

Frankie Lee Marlow, 78, of Silva, MO, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born December 7, 1934, in Corning, Arkansas, to Frank and Rebecca (Hyde) Cupp. Frankie attended various schools in rural Rector, Arkansas. She would talk of her childhood often and tell her children that her family was very poor, but rich with love.  When she was eighteen, she moved to St. Louis and worked at Drug Package for several years. She was responsible for hand writing the labels on the medications. On April 11, 1953, she married Bernard O. Marlow and to this union two children were born. Frankie was a strong Christian woman and faithful member of the Church of Christ. She enjoyed her role as homemaker to her husband and children. She enjoyed listening to country music and Elvis Presley, working in her yard, talking about flowers, cooking for her family, listening to Cardinal baseball games on the radio, and playing dominoes with her grandchildren. Her daughter remembers how she loved to laugh. She always wanted to hear all the new jokes and reminisce about funny family happenings. Frankie is survived by her husband; one son, Keith Marlow and his wife, Debra, of Silva, MO; one daughter, Cathy Leigh Cooper of St. Louis, MO; one sister, Frances (Elsie) Butler of Warrenton, MO; six grandchildren, Tanya (Eric) Hillis, Kelly Willard, Terry Marlow, Leigh (Christopher) Fall, Lauren (Jeffrey) Maschek, Hunter Row; six great grandchildren, Bryan and Cody Crutchfield, Warren Willard, Camden Wheeler, Riley Maschek, and Rowen Fall. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Darrell Cupp; four sisters, Elizabeth Bratcher, Lois Dillion, Virgeline Potter, and Ruby Robinson.

A visitation will be held on Monday, March 25, 2013 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville, MO, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. also at the funeral home chapel. Burial will be at Grassy Friendship Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

Robby Walls 3/21/2013

March 22, 2013

Robby Walls, age 84, of Clubb, MO, passed away, Thursday, March 21, 2013, at her son’s residence. Robby was born on September 5, 1928, in Bertbennet, TX, to parents Luther and Vera Mae Fletcher Wilson. She was raised in Senath, MO and attended grade school there.  During her youth she worked the fields picking and chopping cotton. Robby was married at age fifteen to Wilbern “Carl” Walls on May 16, 1944.  To this union, six children were born. She lived in Peoria, IL, for many years, working as a waitress and raising her children. She came to Wayne County to retire in 1978.  Robby became a Christian in her youth and attended Evangel Baptist Church in Silva. In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, sewing, playing bingo, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Robby is survived by two sons, Ed Walls, of Clubb, MO, and Danny Walls of Silva, MO; two daughters, Betty Walls of Silva, MO, Donna Calhoun and companion, Gene Stroder, of Silva, MO; one sister, Nora Mae Fletcher of St. Louis, MO; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Robby was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons; Tom Walls and Connie Walls, four brothers; Wesley, Oscar, George, and Homer Wilson, and two sisters, Ocie Milholand and Aline Blackburn. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 24, 2013, at 5:30 P.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville, MO. Services will follow on Monday, March 25, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. Pastor Bill Orr will minister to the family. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at

Willard Kirkpatrick 3/16/2013

March 16, 2013

Willard Eugene “Gene” Kirkpatrick, 84, of Greenville, MO, passed away, Saturday March 16, 2013, at Greenville Health Care, Greenville, MO. Gene was born May 6, 1928, to Willard Eugene Kirkpatrick SR and Hilda Paulk Kirkpatrick in Greenville, MO. Gene attended school in Kime one room school house and grew up in the Greenville and Kime area’s of Wayne County. In his adulthood he made his home in St. Louis, MO. He fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a truck driver and he had worked for Middle West Freight Ways and later Jones Truck Lines. Upon retirement he returned home to spend his time near the waterways of Wayne County. Gene also enjoyed riding motorcycles and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Gene was a Christian. Gene is survived by his good friend of fifteen years. Irma Clark of Greenville, four sons, Gary Kirkpatrick, Kenneth Kirkpatrick, Kevin Kirkpatrick, Frank Kirkpatrick; three daughters, Beverly Kirkpatrick, Shelly Kirkpatrick, Jeanna Kirkpatrick; two step sons, Tom and Glenn Cunningham, thirteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation was held Wednesday, March 20, 2013, from 9:30-11:00 A.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville, MO, and services followed at 11:00 A.M. Pastor James Gray ministered to the family. Burial followed in New Prospect Cemetery, Silva, MO. Online condolences can be made at

Tommy Dale Holt 3/15/2013

March 16, 2013

Tommy Dale Holt age 56, of Silva, MO, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at his residence. He was born November 21, 1956, in St. Louis, MO, to Kenny and Francis Hughes Brown. Growing up in St. Louis he spent a lot of time at the community center, at the park and in the pool. Every Saturday he mowed the church yard with his grandfather. In 1976 he married Janie Williams and to this union two children were born. During his adult life he worked at Monroe Shock in Arkansas and managed a Burger King in St. Louis. He was in the National Guard in Arkansas for two years. Tom lived in Silva, MO, for fourteen years. He loved to barbeque and cook deer roast for the family. Family was very important to him. He would get up early to have coffee and see his grandson before school. Tom liked to ride four-wheelers and play games with his grandchildren. He loved animals and Feebe, the family dog, would meet him at the door. He always had a smile and was  much loved by his family.  He is survived by his parents; one son, Tommy Holt of Greenville, MO; one daughter, April Joy and her husband, David, of Silva, MO; one brother, Ricky Brown of St. Louis, MO; one sister, Sherry Holt of St. Louis, MO; eight grandchildren, Cody Dale Holt, Bayleigh Rena Holt, Jordan Dale Holt, Eli Dale Holt, Mika Dawn Sherfield, Kayla Lynn Chepley, Haley Diane Joy and Zachary Joy.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents; one sister, Micky Mackentosh. There was a graveside service on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at New Prospect Cemetery in Silva, MO, at 10:00 A.M. Pastor Tim Bridges ministered to the family and David Joy, Fred Joy, Aaron Sherfield, Matt Joy, Tommy Holt, and Rick Brown served as pallbearers. Online condolences can be made at


Barbara Osborn 3/13/2013

March 14, 2013

Barbara J. Osborn, 53, of Williamsville, MO, passed away at The Manor Nursing Center in Poplar Bluff, MO, on Wednesday, March 13, 2013. She was born July 9, 1959, in St. Louis, MO, to Virgil and Elizabeth Greenwall Osborn.  Barbara attended Williamsville Elementary School and always lived in the Williamsville, Piedmont and Poplar Bluff areas. She was a Christian and was baptized on June 29, 1975. She enjoyed attending services whenever she could. Barbara loved her nieces, nephews, and cousins. She liked to color in coloring books, work puzzles and play bingo. Her family remembers her cheerful smile and concern for others in spite of her many health problems. Barbara is survived by her father; seven nephews, Jack Lee, Joey Lee, Jason Lee,Jeff Lee, Billy Hillis, Ramon Hillis, Virgil Hillis; four nieces, Sarah Lee, Laura Hillis, Elizabeth Parker, Sherry Osborn; and many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother; one brother, Virgil Dale Osborn; two sisters, Cathy Lee and Donna Hillis; and one niece, Elizabeth Lee.

A visitation was held at Ruegg Funeral Home in Williamsville  Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. Funeral services followed at 10:00 a.m. at the chapel. Brother Kenny Condray ministered to the family and Jack Lee, Jeff Lee, Christopher Lee, Mark Luke, Steve Moore, and Seth Lee served as pallbearers. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery, Williamsville, MO. Online condolences can be made at

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