John Walter Elliott 03/08/2014

March 12, 2014


John Walter Elliott born August 6th, 1936 in Santa Barbara, California passed away on March 8th, 2014 peacefully at his home with his family by his side.  John was a US Army veteran and John served proudly as well as serving his family throughout his life.  He is survived by his wife Beverly Elliott, daughter; Collette Bass, sons; Thomas, Johnny, Donald, and Steven Elliott, and sister; Patricia Elliott, along with many grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

There was a private family service in the home on Wednesday, March 12th to celebrate his life. John will be missed by many and welcomed home by those he loved who have passed on before him. Online condolences can be made at

Claudette Patricia Durr 03/03/2014

March 5, 2014


Claudette “Patty” Patricia Durr, 63, of Patterson, MO. passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 in Poplar Bluff, MO. Claudette was born in St. Louis, MO on June 1, 1950.

On October 11, 1968 she was united in marriage to Jerry Durr, who survives her, and to this union one child was born.

Patty enjoyed many things including, camping, boating, playing cards, and going to flea markets and yard sales with her Mom.  She also loved Elvis Presley and collected Elvis memorabilia, and enjoyed visiting Graceland. Patty loved to do stuff for kids, it always made her day. Her greatest achievement was her one and only son Doug.

Patty grew up in the St. Louis and Patterson area.  She was of the Baptist belief and attended the Little Lake Baptist Church.  For 8 years she worked at Nixdorf Chain Company in St. Louis. When Jerry was an over the road truck drive Patty also drove an 18 wheeler as a team driver.  She had been a worthy matron on the Eastern Star.  She was a grandmother to five grandsons and one great-grandson. She loved to tell jokes and talk about her life with her husband Jerry.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry, one son; Doug Durr and his wife Dianna of Piedmont, two sisters; Cathy Narzinski and Debbie Seymour both of Warrenton, MO, five grandsons; Tre Wayne, Tevan James, Tyler Lee and Matthew Steven Durr and Colten Michael Denby, one great-grandson Keighten Denby, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father; Jim McElhaney and Lavadie Lafferty Sides.

Visitation for Claudette was Sunday, March 9th at 12:30 P.M. for the family and 1:00 P.M. for the public at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont and services followed at 2:00 P.M. also at the chapel. Bro. Jimmy Sides ministered to the family. Online condolences can be made at

Daron Hampton 2/26/2014

February 27, 2014


Daron Lee Hampton, 44, of Des Arc, MO., passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in St. Mary, MO. Daron was born September 12, 1969.

Daron grew up in the Des Arc area and attended South Iron high school. He was of the Christian belief, he was converted and baptized in 1983.

Daron was a veteran of the United States Air Force from 1991 to 1999.

Survivors include his parents; Imogene and Charles Fitzgerald of Annapolis, and Samuel Hampton of Des Arc, two sons; Jamon Hampton of Omaha NE, and Tyler McAlister of Piedmont, one sister; Shelley Hampton of Scott City, and one step-sister; Rachael Fitzgerald and her husband Tom of Holden, and one step-brother; Tracy Fitzgerald and his wife Rachel of Woodlawn, TN; grandparents; Harry Silvy of Des Arc and Anita Hampton of Piedmont and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Viola Silvy and grandfather, Albert Hampton.

Visitation for Daron was held Saturday, March 1, 2014, at 11:00 A.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with the service following at 2:00 P.M. also at the chapel. Rev. Jerry Patterson ministered to the family and Jeff Brewer, Keith Brewer, Derrick Dickerson, Caleb DeClue, Doug Anderson, and Darrell Anderson served as pallbearers. A personal eulogy was given by Daron’s son Jamon Hampton. Military honors were provided by United States Air Force and Piedmont Arnold Hodge Post # 281 American Legion. Online condolences can be made at

Claudine Marie Jensen 02/24/2014

February 26, 2014


Claudine Marie Jensen (nee Duckett) of DeSoto, Missouri passed away on February 24, 2014 in DeSoto. Claudine was born September 13, 1935 in Wayne County, Missouri to Myrtle (Dees) Duckett and Walter Duckett.

On December 26, 1952 Claudine was united in marriage to James Marvin Faulkner, they were married for 26 years and had three children. On June 23, 1982 she married Fred Jensen and they were married for 26 years.

Claudine was of the Methodist belief; she was employed by Union bank as a proof operator during her years of employment. She enjoyed her grandchildren, her small dogs, watching Doris Day movies and eating cookies and candies. One of her happiest experiences was going to Hawaii with her sisters, the trip of a lifetime.

Claudine was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Melba Steward and Margaret Clubb, one brother; Eugene Duckett, niece Darlene Clubb and nephew Stanley Clubb.

Survivors include three children; Dennis James Faulkner, Gary Dale (Lucia) Faulkner, and Deborah Lynn (Richard) Bartell, two brothers; Frank (Rose) Duckett and John Duckett, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The Memorial Service for Claudine will take place on Friday, March 14, 2014 beginning at 10:30 A.M. with a sharing of special memories and photos. The service will start at 11 A.M. and a luncheon will be served prior to burial at the Masonic Cemetery in Piedmont, MO at 1 P.M.

Online condolences can be made at

Jordy Wagner 2/20/2014

February 21, 2014


William J. Talley and Jordy Wagner, companions for 15 years, died on Feb. 20, 2014 in Reynolds Co., MO.

Jordy was a home health care worker.  She worked for Heart to Heart Home Care.

Jordy was born on Sept. 4, 1966, the daughter of Leonard Wagner and Nancy Conklin Wagner. They preceded her in death.  

She is survived by one brother, Rick Wagner, Only, TX and one sister, Debbie(Roy) Eakins, Piedmont, MO, Niece Lexine Usley, Nephews, Christopher Eakins, Jesse Dale Murdock, great nephews Cody Eakins, Cory Eakins, and great niece Samantha Eakins and a host of cousins and friends.

 Memorial Services were held at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. with Pastor Richard Sanders officiating. Online condolences can be made at


William J. Talley 2/20/2014

February 21, 2014


William J. Talley and Jordy Wagner, companions for 15 years, died on February 20, 2014 in Reynolds Co., MO.

William was a self-employed roofer and a veteran of the US Marine Corp. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

A memorial service was held on Monday, February 24, 2014, at 5:00 P.M., at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with Pastor Richard Sanders officiating.  Online condolences can be made at


Jenny Lou Shrum 2/15/2014

February 20, 2014


Jenny Lou Shrum, 45, of Poplar Bluff, MO passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014 at her residence.  Jenny was born on February 11, 1969 in St Charles, MO.

Jenny spent her early years in St. Charles before moving to Greenville, where she attended Greenville high school. She loved caring for animals, traveling, taking tractor rides, and watching movies but most importantly she loved her children.

Surviving Jenny are her parents; Jerry Shrum and Helen Davenport Shrum, one son; Quinton Radake , one daughter; Quintilla Radake both of the home, two sisters; Karen Allbritton and her husband Steve of Lowndes and Sherry Westermann of St Peters, MO. and her grandmother, Thelma Shrum.

The visitation for Jenny was held Wednesday, February 19th at 12:00 P.M. at the Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville with the service following at 2:00 P.M. also at the chapel.  Pastor Jamie Hovis ministered to the family and James Leach, Jesse Westermann, Leon Davenport, Michael Davenport, Ryan Hofstra, and Shawn Haley served as pallbearers.  Burial was at the Crossroads Cemetery in Greenville, MO.  Online condolences can be made at

Geneva M Wills 2/18/14

February 19, 2014


Geneva Murl Wills, 86, of Greenville, MO. passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at her residence.  Geneva was born on November 8, 1927 in Steele, MO.

She was united in marriage to Hershel Wills on June 18, 1949, who preceded her in death, and to this union one child was born.

Geneva was the Secretary of Greenville R-II School, she loved to go fishing, especially cat fishing, she loved to bake and take special care of her husband and family.  She was a loving wife and mother. Geneva loved the Lord. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Patterson for many years.  She had been baptized in Granite City, IL, where she spent part of her youth.

Geneva and Hershel owned a grocery store and a hog farm in the Mountain View area before moving back to the Greenville area to settle.

Surviving Geneva is one son; Craig Wills and his wife Debbie of Summersville, MO. one grandchild; Jay Duncan and his wife Sue, four grandchildren; Kanya Willbanks, Tanya Smith and her husband Dusty, Tayla Duncan and Tristan Duncan and four nephews; Ronnie Tomevi, Russell Tomevi, Richard Tomevi and special nephew Larry Rikard.

Preceding her in death where her parents; William E Rikard and Cordelia Woodward Rikard, her husband; Hershel, one brother; William Rikard, one sister; Dorothy Tomevi and one granddaughter; Jamie Willbanks.

She will be greatly missed by many friends and family.

The visitation for Geneva was held on Friday, February 21, 2014 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville at 10:00 A.M. with the service following at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Jule Muskrod ministering to the family.  David Crites provided a melody of music on the violin. Jay Duncan, Jason Wallander, Tommy Fiske, Gene Fiske, Larry Rikard, and Craig Wills served as pallbearers. Burial was at Crossroads Cemetery in Greenville, Missouri.

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Virgia V Holmes 2/12/2014

February 13, 2014


Virgia V. Holmes, 92, of Greenville, MO. passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at her residence.  Virgia was born on December 4, 1921 in Brinkley, Arkansas

On August 31, 1941 she was united in marriage to Ural Burke Holmes, who preceded her in death, and to this union three children were born.

Virgia was raised around the Marquand and Lowndes area as a child. She only had a 4th grade education but her life experiences and teachings were priceless.  She married when she was 21 and left the farm in Wayne County to live in Louisville KY to become a homemaker and mother. They did return to Wayne County in 1958 and she lived here until she passed away.

She enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, gardening and canning her produce with enough left over to feed the county. She like to watch wrestling, make quilts, but mostly she loved her family and little children.  She loved to be around people and was always there to lend a hand to those in need.

Virgia was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church in Lowndes, Missouri; she was baptized by Rev. Lloyd Miler.

Surviving Virgia is one son; William Frank Holmes and his wife Wanda of Sellersburg, IN, two daughters; Lois “Janie” McAtee and Linda Fay Byrd both of Greenville, MO, her companion of many years Charles Weston of Greenville, MO, two brothers; Troy Hale of Silva and Truman Hale and his wife Dorothy of Piedmont and 8 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, her parents;  Daniel Washington Hale and Rosie Tilda Katherine Waggle Hale, great great granddaughter Faith Lynn Wren;  four brothers; Bill, James, Albert Lee “Mutt” and Eugene Hale, and five sisters; Sadie Jennerjohn, Vida Bernard, Lillie Crites, Fredia Croney and Tiney Eaton.

Visitation for Virgia was held at Ruegg Funeral home in Greenville on Friday, February 14th at 5:30 P.M. Services followed Saturday, February 15th at 11:00 A.M. also at the Ruegg Chapel in Greenville. Pastor Daniel Hale ministered to the family and granddaughter Debbie provided a loving eulogy.  Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Hiram.  Online condolences can be made at

Robert Eugene Teal 2/11/2014

February 13, 2014


Robert “Bob” Eugene Teal, I, 67, of Piedmont, Mo passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014 in Cape Girardeau, MO. Robert was born on October 12, 1946 in St. Louis, MO.

Robert was united in marriage to Genice Parish and to this union Robbie and Tina were born.  He later married Laurie Cox and to this union Ryan was born.

Robert spent his childhood growing up in St. Louis before moving to Piedmont. He graduated from Clearwater R-1 High School in 1964. He liked to fish for crappie and bass, to hunt and go motorcycle riding. He also enjoyed visiting his friends at the Pit Stop. He was of the Christian belief.

Robert had worked at General Motors in St Louis, ran the Sinclair service station here in Piedmont, worked at Brown Shoe Co and retired from Windsor Foods.

Survivors include his mother, Betty Teal of Piedmont, two sons; Robbie Teal of Piedmont, Ryan Teal of St Louis, one daughter; Tina Cradic and her husband Lonnie of Piedmont, one brother; Allen Teal and his wife Ginger of Cuba, three grandchildren; Brandi Smith, Cayli Cradic and Heather Harmon, and four great-grandchildren; Jesey, Aliyah, Whitney and Hallie.

Preceding him in death were his father, Joseph Teal, and two brothers; Don and Dale Teal.

Visitation was Saturday, February 15th, at 11:00 A.M. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. Services followed at  1:30 P.M. also at the chapel. Pastor Allen Teal ministered to the family and Robbie Teal, Ryan Teal, Lonnie Cradic, Willard Batton, Babe Mann, and Jay Teal served as pallbearers.  Burial was at Forest Chapel Cemetery near Piedmont, MO. Online condolences can be made at

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