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.

Alcorn, James Powell

September 19, 2010

James Powell Alcorn, age 77, of Cape Girardeau, MO., formerly of Greenville, passed away September 19, 2010 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.

He was born on November 9, 1932 in Eminence, MO., son of the late Conrad & Grace (Powell) Alcorn.

Mr. Alcorn enjoyed fishing, hunting, reading western books and reading anything about history. He was retired from McDonnell Douglas after 41 years of service.

On August 3, 1957 he was united in marriage to Louise Wilcox. She survives.

Other survivors include, one daughter Melinda “Mindy” Hodges and husband Bryan of Cape Girardeau, MO.; and 2 grandchildren, Nicholas Alexander Hodges and Zachary James Hodges.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Carl, Ralph & Arnold Alcorn; and four sisters, Faye Vermillion, Beulah Norris, Laverne Price and Violet Brown.

Costephens, Joyce F. (Crumb)

September 18, 2010

Joyce F. Costephens, age 76, of Greenville, MO., passed away September 18, 2010 at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

She was born on November 25, 1933 in Kennett, MO., daughter of the late in Albert Forrest & Lucy M.(Mabrey) Crumb.

Joyce was raised in Wayne County and was a 1952 graduate of Greenville High School.

She was a Christian and a faithful member of the Patterson Baptist Church. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Mrs. Costephens was a long time former resident of the Silva community. She and her late husband were the owners and operators of the Barber’s Cash Store at Silva for many years. She personally worked in the store from 1965-2007.

Joyce was very active in the Order of the Eastern Star, having been intitiated into the order on December 8, 1958. She was a 50 year member and Past Worthy Matron of the Greenville Chapter No. 337 O.E.S. She had also served as Past District Deputy Matron of the 52nd District.

On June 7, 1953 she was united in marriage to Paul Ray Costephens. He preceded her in death on December 27, 2000.

She is survived by one son, Paul R. “Chip” Costephens, Jr. and wife Carla of Greenville, MO.; one daughter, Carolyn Robertson and husband Lonnie of Patterson, MO.; 5 grandchildren, Jarred Costephens, Josh Costephens, Thomas Costephens, Crystal Henson and Carrie Robertson; 1 great-grandchild, Peyton Henson; and a community of friends.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one brother, Alva Crumb and three sisters, Elvie Baum, Bonnie Shryer and Ruby Lindner.

Huett, Wilma Louise (Bratton)

September 14, 2010

Wilma Louise Huett, age 74, of Williamsville, MO., passed away September 14, 2010 at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO.

She was born on September 24, 1935 in Ellington, MO., daughter of the late Howard Taft & Wilma Lorene (Cook) Bratton.

She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Williamsville. She enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and crafts and she always remembered all of her family members birthday’s.

On December 31, 1951 she was united in marriage to Robert Kenneth Huett in Piggott, AR. He preceded her in death on November 27, 1990.

She is survived by one son, Ken (Jane) Huett of Perryville, MO.; two daughters, Terri (Tom) Marler of Matthews, MO. and Sherri Freeman of Oran, MO.; two brothers, Charles (Sue) Bratton and Wayne (Sue) Bratton all of Williamsville, MO.; two sisters, Barbara Condray of Williamsville, MO. and Judy (Wilbur) Copeland of Patterson, MO.; 18 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by one daughter, Jerri Huett; one brother, Donald Bratton; and one sister, Betty Boyer.

Meloy, Jerry Marvin

September 11, 2010

Jerry Marvin Meloy, age 71, of Barnhart, MO., formerly of Wayne County, passed away September 11, 2010 at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis, MO.

He was born on September 23, 1938 near Greenville, MO., son of the late Roman & Eula (Allen) Meloy.

Mr. Meloy was first united in marriage to Esther Darlene Rainwater. She preceded him in death on October 19, 1967. He was later united in marriage on October 10, 1970 to Teola Weekley at the Coldwater Missionary Baptist Church. She survives, residing in Barnhart.

He retired from McDonnell Douglas as a sheet metal fabricator after 35 years of service. He enjoyed working with his cattle, deer hunting and taking care of his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Steven (Dawn) Meloy of Barnhart, MO.; one daughter, Donna (Rob) Huckabay of Fountain Hills, AZ.; six brothers, Willard (Wilma) Meloy of Latham, MO., Robert (Terry) Meloy of Greenville, MO.; Donald (Linda) Meloy of Centerville, MO., Herman (Rhonda) Meloy of Naylor, MO., Edward (Rhonda) Meloy of Silva, MO. and Loyd (Pat) Meloy of Imperial, MO.; four sisters, Zella Finley of St. Charles, MO., Shirley Meloy of Centerville, MO., Freda Jacks of Affton, MO. and Patsy (Jim) Rainwater of Centerville, MO.; 4 grandchildren, Danielle (Trevor) Petit, Gunnar Huckabay, Olivia Meloy and Grady Meloy; and great-grandchild, Kalli Petit and a great-grandson due in October.

Santhuff, Billy Dale “Red”

September 10, 2010

Billy Dale “Red” Santhuff, age 77, of Piedmont, MO. passed away September 10, 2010 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, Ill.

He was born on January 3, 1933 at Redford, MO., son of Jesse Lyman Santhuff and Mary Matilda Goodson.

Mr. Santhuff was of the Baptist faith and a graduate of Des Arc High School. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He served in the U.S. Air Force between 1952 and 1956.

He loved to fish and enjoyed participating in fishing tournaments. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He had retired from Proctor and Gamble after 30 years of service. He also was a concrete finisher in his spare time. For the last several years he labored in the timber industry.

On August 20, 1954 he was united in marriage to Patsie “Pat” Moss at Des Arc, MO. She survives.

Other survivors include his mother, Mary Lacey; one son, Billy D. Santhuff, Jr. and his companion Sandi Webb; two daughters, Debra Lynn (Mike) Hornung and Karen Susanne (Tim) Raney; two brothers, Bob (Lela) Santhuff and Ron Santhuff; three sisters, Delores (Don) Goad, Loretta Anderson and Joyce Bouse; two half-brothers, David Santhuff and George Santhuff; two half-sisters, Shelby Santhuff and Doris Santhuff; six grandchildren, Matthew Hendrix, Brian Hendrix, Tim Raney, Courtney Raney, Billy D. Santhuff III and Justine Santhuff; and one great-grandson, Seth Hendrix.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Lyman Santhuff; one sister, Shirley Monroe; and one half-sister, Barbara Kosa.

Wallace, Myra Lou

September 6, 2010

Myra Lou Wallace, age 54 , of Poplar Bluff, MO., passed away September 6, 2010 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO.

She was born on November 18, 1955 in St. Louis, MO., daughter of Frank & Betty (Morgan) Wallace.

In 1978 she was united in marriage to Kenneth LaBryer. He preceded her in death in 2008.

Mrs. Wallace was of the Baptist faith and worked as a a caregiver for Home Healthcare.

She enjoyed singing and listening to music and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves.

She is survived by three sons, Kelly, Kenny and Kerry LaBryer all of Minot, ND.; her father and step-mother, Frank and Beulah Wallace of Williamsville, MO.; one brother, Lindell Frank Wallace of Granite City, Ill.; one sister, Tracy Wallace of Poplar Bluff, MO.; one step-brother, Richard Wampler of Festus, MO.; and three grandchildren, Cane, Conner and Niko LaBryer.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty (Morgan) Wallace and one brother, Wesley Dale Wallace.

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