Miscellaneous Wayne County, Missouri Obituaries


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Samuel D. Prosise
Samuel D. Prosise, age 100, died on April 18, 1999 at Clark's Mountain Nursing Center in Piedmont.
Samuel was a car repairman on the Illinois Burlington Northern Railroad. 
Samuel was born on April 17, 1899 in Wayne County, Mo. On December 21, 1922 he was united in marriage to Lela Mae Sutton and she preceded him in death on April 15, 1989.
Survivors include three sons, Edmond Prosise of Poplar Bluff, Kenneth Prosise and James Prosise, both of Williamsville; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his wife Lela, parents, Henry Prosise and Etta Mae Grable Prosise, son Orris, four brothers, Luther, Les, Jess and Ellis, and four sisters, Goldie Little, Beryl Cort, Jewell David and Ola Patterson.
He had been a member of the Williamsville Assembly of God Church since 1926.
The funeral was at Ruegg Funeral Home in Williamsville April 20, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. Bro. Lonnie Pyatt officiated. Music was by pianist, Evelyn Williford, singers, Sharon Sanders, Letha Pyatt, Betty Lou Bilbrey, and Jackie Balley. Pallbearers were Kenney Prosise, Danny Camden, Jeffrey Prosise, James C. Prosise, Don White, and Bob Prosise. Burial was in Holliday Cemetery, Williamsville, with arrangements by Ruegg Funeral Home of Williamsville.

Thomas B. Rubottom
Thomas B. Rubottom, age 80 years, died April 17, 1999 at Greenville.
He retired from the Corps of Engineers in 1981. He was in the Army from 1942 to 1945 during World War II, serving in Germany. He had resided in Memphis, Tenn. for many years, and had lived in Greenville since 1997.
Thomas was born March 3, 1919 at Old Greenville, the son of the late Clarence and Roxey (Ward) Rubottom.
He was married in 1949 to Wanda Barrett and she passed away in 1985. One daughter, Mary Jane, also preceded him in death.
Survivors are one brother, Bill Rubottom, St. Louis; one sister, Phoebe Lentz, Silva; two nieces, Connie Twidwell and Debbie Rubottom; one nephew, Mike Rubottom.
He was a member of the Methodist Church in Memphis.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. April 20, 1999 at the Morrison-Worley Greenville Chapel with Rev. Bill Sargent officiating. Music was by Glendell Twidwell and Jeanette Turn- bough. Casketbearers were Marvin Barks, Truman Barks, Lavern Daves and F.C. White. Burial was in the Linville-Barrett Cemetery, Coldwater, with graveside honors by the VFW Post #6477, Poplar Bluff. Services were under the direction of Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Greenville.

Wilma J. Winhoven
Wilma Jean Winhoven, 69, of Celina, Ohio, died April 19, 1999 at the Community Hospital in Coldwater, Ohio.
She was a homemaker.
Born Sept. 21, 1929 in Wayne County, Mo., she was the daughter of the late George and Anna (Meloy) Berry.
She was married to Virgil Robert Winhoven June 27, 1953 and he preceded her in death May 11, 1991.
Survivors are four sons, Gerald and Lynn Winhoven, Ronald and Mary Winhoven, Michael Winhoven, and Donald Winhoven, all of Celina; four daughters, Joyce and David Routt, Van Wert, Ohio, Karen Chandler, Celina, Carolyn Winhoven and Sharon Winhoven, both of Cincinnati; four sisters, Mary Jones and Dorothy Stephens, Greenville, Lela Jones, WoodRiver, Jo Gerstner, Eolia; seven grandsons; three granddaughters; six step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. April 22, 1999 at W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home in Celina. Pastor Jack Womack will officiate, with burial in the Swamp College Cemetery, Celina. Arrangements are by W.H. Dick & Sons Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Assocation.

Scotty Carden
Glendale (Scotty) Scott Carden, age 9, of Doniphan, died April 14, 1999, at Randolph County, Ark. from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Scotty was born Oct. 10, 1989, at Poplar Bluff. He was a third grade student at Maynard, Ark. and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his father, Carl E. Carden.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Mary and Curt Dean of Doniphan; one sister, Jackie Carden of Doniphan; and grandparents, Paula Twidwell of Doniphan, James and Helen Carden of Greenville, Carl Johnson of Naples, Fla.; great-grandparents, Velma Twidwell of Marion, Ind. and Irene Creason of Fairdealing. Also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Visitation was at 5 p.m. Friday at Edwards Funeral Home of Doniphan. The funeral was at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, 1999 at the funeral home chapel. Burial was in Poyner Cemetery.

Charles E. Rose
Charles Elmer Rose, age 58, died on April 11, 1999 at his home in Piedmont, Mo.
Charlie was born December 29, 1940 in Wardell, Mo., son of Willis B. Rose and Helen Smith Rose.
Surviving Charlie is his mother, Helen Rose of Annapolis; one brother, Jimmie Rose of Imperial; and seven sisters, Wilma Rose of Piedmont, Marvie Gray, Des Arc, Norma Bridges, Rogers, Arkansas, Betty Grinder of Austin, Texas, Eileen Harkins of St. Charles, Brenda Rose of West Plains, and Teresa Turner of Georgia.
Preceding him in death is father, Willis, and two brothers, Richard and Louis Edmund Rose.
Charlie served in both the Army and the Navy and he was a member of the Piedmont American Legion Post #0281.
The funeral was at Kutis Funeral Home Inc. in St. Louis, April 14 at 12:30 p.m. The Clergy was Rev. Mackie. Pallbearers were Chris Bridges, Mark Bridges, Jeff Bridges, Jimmie Rose, Johnny Ray Rose, and Paul Harkins. 
Burial was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, with arrangements by Kutis Funeral Home, St. Louis.

Gladys L. Woods
Gladys L. Woods, 87, of Piedmont, died April 16, 1999, at the Lucy Lee Healthcare System in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
She was born on August 14, 1911 at California, Mo.
She managed the kitchen at Brown Shoe Co. in Piedmont, before retiring in 1974. She was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Piedmont.
In 1927 she was united in marriage to William Orlie Woods. He preceded her in death on July 10, 1964. Also preceding her in death are two grandchildren, Richard "Spunky" Fox and infant Terry Woods, one brother Harold Kelsey and parents, George Brown and Pearl Latham Kelsey.
Surviving are two sons, George Woods of Cahokia, Ill. and Wayne Woods of Piedmont; six daughters, Louise Staggs of Cahokia, Ill., Maxine Ard of St. James, Delores Ragsdale of Dupo, Ill., Phyllis Ragsdale of Dupo, Ill., Linda McFadden of Piedmont, and Donna Fox of Piedmont; one sister, Irene Koch of St. Louis; 14 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The funeral was at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont April 19, 1999 at 11:30 a.m. Rev. Charles Gillenwater officiated. Music was by Stacy Hinkle, Lisa Mullery, and Elaine Hughes. Pallbearers were Dennis Ard, Todd Ragsdale, Keith Ragsdale, Chris Ragsdale, Wayne Woods, Brandon Woods, and Jeremy Bowman. 
Burial was in the Masonice Cemetery, with arrangements by Ruegg Funeral Home of Piedmont.

Lola M. Randall
Lola Marie Randall, age 86, of Piedmont, died Nov. 3, 1999 in Callaway, Neb. 
She was born on August 26, 1914 in Patterson, Mo.
She united in marriage to Fred Randall on October 30, 1931, and he preceded her in death on March 30, 1998. 
Also preceding in death are her parents, John William Haggett and Mary Jane (Allen) Haggett, five brothers, Clyde, Harvey, William, Raymond and Clecy Haggett, and one grandson, Michael Schuster.
She is survived by one son, Jim Randall of St. Louis; one daughter Betty Schuster of Eddyville, Neb; two sisters Lela King of Fenton, and Dola Shearrer of Poplar Bluff; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Lola had worked as a lab clerk at Lambert-Warner Pharmaceutical Company and was a member of Piedmont United Baptist Church.
The service was at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont, Nov. 6, 1999 at 10 a.m. Elder Thabus Pyles officiated. Pallbearers were Jeff Randall, Paul Schuster, Bill Haggett, Richard Rayfield, John Haggett, and Bob Wedepohl. Burial was in t he Masonic Cemetery at Piedmont with arrangements by Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont.

Anna Twidwell
Anna Twidwell, 91, died Nov. 1, 1999 at Greenville Health Care in Greenville, Mo. She was born July 16, 1908 in Chicago, Ill.
Anna was married to Truman Twidwell on January 13, 1926 and he preceded her in death on August 31, 1984.
She is also preceded by her parents, John Schmidt and Mary Bicking Schmidt, one son, Truman Twidwell Jr., and one daughter Mary Sue Sargent.
She is survived by one daughter, Betty Van Hise of Silver Springs, Md; two brothers, Andrew Schmidt of Michigan and Linnie Schmidt of Chicago, Ill; two sisters, Helen and Katie Koepake of Chicago, Ill; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 
Anna was a homemaker and a member of Hickory Grove Missionary Baptist Church of Clubb.
Services were at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville, Nov. 5, 1999 at 11 a.m. Rev. Richard Green officiated. Pallbearers were Harold Twidwell, Bill Sargent, Mike Sargent, Russ Sargent, Travis Sargent, and Lou Sieg. Burial was in Twidwell Cemetery, Clubb, with arrangements by Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville.

Ethel G. Hughey
Ethel Grace Hughey, 98 years, died on Oct. 30, 1999 in Fredericktown, Mo.
She was married to Buford Burton Hughey on December 1, 1945, he preceded her in death on September 10, 1995.
She is also preceded in death by her parents, Noah Sitzes and Sophonia Burk Sitzes.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Rosetta Sitzes, numerous nieces and nephews, and a very close friend, Sue Shoffner.
Ethel was a school teacher for 38 years and of the Methodist faith.
The funeral was at Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville, Nov. 3, 1999 at 1 p.m Rev. Carl Cureton officiated. Pallbearers were Jim Hughey, Gary Stevenson, Hartland Alexander, Alex Ruegg, Jim Ruegg and Ronnie Street. Burial was in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, with arrangements by Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville.

Rev. Roger L. Connelly
Rev. Roger L. (Josh) Connelly, 86, died on November 5, 1999 at his home in Williamsville, Mo. He was born Jan. 1, 1913 in East St. Louis, Ill.
On May 19, 1934 he was united in marriage to Mildred Nadine Duckett and she preceded in death on January 5, 1995.
Also preceding in death is his parents, Charles Connelly and Nettie Alice (Swalley) Connelly, three brothers, James Robert Connelly, Ray Connelly and Robert Connelly, and two sisters, Lucille Connelly and Ella Mayes.
He is survived by two sons, Roger E. Connelly of Williamsville, Mo. and C. Richard Connelly of Birmingham, Ala., one daughter, Marilyn Slover of Williamsville, Mo., six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Rev. Connelly was a member of the Missouri East Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The service was at the United Methodist Church in Williamsville, Nov. 8, 1999, at 10 a.m. The Reverends Phil Coats, Kent Wilfond, and Glen Lashley officiated.
Pallbearers were Roger E. Connelly, Steven Fuchs, Clifford Smith, Paul Provow, James Hicks and John Bilbrey. Burial was in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Williamsville, with arrangements by Ruegg Funeral Home, Williamsville.

Holly A. Whited
Holly Anne White, age 27, of Annapolis, died November 5, 1999 in St. Louis, Mo.
She was born February 11, 1972 in Ironton Mo.
Holly is survived by her parents, Fred Whited and Sharon Henson Whited; one brother, Greg Whited and wife, Stephanie; and one sister, Leslee Randazzo, and husband, Rick, all of Annapolis.
Holly was a 1991 graduate of South Iron School in Annapolis and a member of the Glover Baptist Church.
The service was at Ruegg Funeral Home, Nov. 9, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Kevin Kinnard officiated. Pallbearers were Rick Randazzo, Brian Pinkley, Robert Racer, Billy Whited, Anthony Hackworth and Willis Francis. Burial was in Huff Cemetery, Chloride, Mo. , with arrangements by Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont.

Clifford M. Montgomery
Clifford M. Montgomery, 73, died November 6, 1999 at his home in Piedmont. 
He was born March 22, 1926 in Silva.
He is survived by one son, Bobby D. Montgomery of Piedmont; one daughter, Jennifer Lynn Montgomery of Piedmont; and five grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Oscar Montgomery and Nora Clark Montgomery, and one sister, Goldie Marie DeShaney.
Clifford had worked in a sawmill and was of the Baptist faith.
The funeral was at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont Nov. 9, 1999 at 2 p.m. Rev. Dennis Allen officiated, with music by Glendell Twidwell, soloist, Jeanette Turnbough, pianist. Pallbearers were Rick McFadden, Alex Goodson, Dewell Whaley, Elzy Nash, John Whelehon and Gary Burch. Burial was in Twidwell Cemetery, Silva, with arrangements by Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont.

Rev. Eddie Martin
Rev. Eddie D. Martin, age 78, of Piedmont, died Nov. 8, 1999 at Poplar Bluff, Mo.
He pastored churches in Missouri and Arkansas for 25 years. He was the pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Piedmont for a total of nine years, and was active in the Clearwater Ministerial Alliance for many years.
Born June 14, 1921 near Glen, Mo., he was the son of the late Teamous and Helen (Hess) Martin.
He was married to Mildred Foster in 1942, and she preceded him in death Dec. 1, 1972. He married Eunice Hale Feb. 15, 1974 at DeSoto, and she survives.
Other survivors are his children, Terry and Sherry Martin, Springfield; stepchildren, Darrel and Helen Hale, Festus; grandchildren, Terry and Ginger Martin, Jr., Springfield, Diana Martin, St. Louis; great granchildren, Hannah and Jeffery Martin.
Two brothers, Pepper and Stanley Martin, and one sister, Jean Brown, preceded him in death.
Rev. Martin was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army from 1940 to 1945. He and his wife Eunice had made their home in Piedmont for the past several years.
The funeral was at 11 a.m. Nov. 10, 1999 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Piedmont. The Reverends Charlie Gillenwater and Gary Aubuchon officiated. Music was by Glendell Twidwell, Oresta Atnip, Cinda Wood, Ron Wood and Jeanette Turnbough. Casketbearers were church deacons, Melvin Moore, John Griffin, Eddy Hughes, Bob Sanders, Stan Garrison and Jim McFadden. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery at Naylor, directed by Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Piedmont.

Mary E. Chesnick
Mary E. Chesnick, 71, of Piedmont died Aug. 8, 2000 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
She was born Feb. 14, 1929 in Buick, Mo. 
She married James V. Chesnick May 25, 1957 and he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of St. Catherine's Catholic Church.
Visitation for Mrs. Chesnick was Thursday, Aug. 10, from 9:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont. The funeral was Friday, Aug. 11, at St. Catherine's Catholic Church. 

Pat Tilk
Pat Tilk, 63, died Oct. 5, 2000 at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Mo.
He was born Sept. 3, 1937 in Jewett, Mo., son of the late Frank and Helen (Plake) Tilk.
He was united in marriage to Clara Long on Sept. 16, 1958 in Ironton, Mo. and she survives. Prior to retiring in 1999 he worked in the maintenance department of ISP Mineral company and farmed for many years. He was a member of the Maple View Baptist Church in Jewett and served on the board of the Jewett Community Center.
Those surviving are: two sons, Patrick Daniel Tilk, Jewett, Dwayne Edward Tilk, Fredericktown, Mo.; daughter, Dolores Charlene Tanner, Fredericktown; brother, Frankie Tilk, Piedmont; sister, Kathryn Brewer, Jewett; four grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Oct. 8 at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown with Elder Charles Sutton officiating.
Burial was in the Tilk family cemetery in Madison County.

Margaret Woods
Margaret Woods, 93, formerly of Patterson, died Oct. 6, 2000 in Grandview Health Care Center, Washington, Mo.
She was born Aug. 28, 1907 in Patterson, daughter of the late James and Mary (Twidwell) Shearrer.
She married James Monroe Woods Jan. 1, 1924 and he preceded her in death Oct. 28, 1986. Margaret was a homemaker, a member of the Wayne County Historical Society and the United Methodist Church of Patterson.
Survivors include: two sons, William Woods, Jacksonville, Fla., Robert Woods, Caledonia, Mo.; five daughters, Mary Lois Scherr, St. Louis; Virginia Mueller, Waterloo, Ill., Peggy Green, Versailles, Mo., Dixie Stone, Washington, Mo., Janice Mullins, Patterson, Mo.; one sister, Blanche Evans, Greenville, Mo.; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, James Woods, Jr.; one brother, Lyman Shearrer; one sister, Grace Fulton; two grandchildren.
The funeral was held Oct. 8 at United Methodist Church in Patterson with Rev. John Adams officiating and music provided by Richard and Roger McAllister, Janice Middleton and Linda McAllister, pianist.
Pallbearers were Ronnie Mueller, Kenneth Green, Dean Mullins, Terry Stone, Tony Stone and Chris Woods. Burial was in Rowland Cemetery in Patterson. 

Nellie Huddleston
Nellie (Nell) Huddleston, 87, died Oct. 1, 2000 in South Brook Nursing Home in Farmington, where she resided.
She was born March 17, 1913 in Vulcan, Mo., daughter of the late Edward and Alice (Stevenson) Talley.
She was united in marriage to Clifton Huddleston, who preceded her in death on April 10, 1979. Nell was a homemaker and attended Harvest Full Gospel Church in Des Arc.
Survivors include: two sons, Dr. Thomas J. Huddleston, Farmington, Donald L. Huddleston, Hartsville, S.C.; two brothers, Olin Talley, Defuniak Springs, Fla., Omer Talley, Wappapello, Mo.; one sister, Edith Purtle, LeRoy, Ill.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, David E. Huddleston; two brothers, Guy and Jake Talley; four sisters, Stella Sutton, Rella Smith, Virgie Williams, Edna Middleton.
The funeral was held Oct. 3 at Ruegg Funeral Home with Revs. C.L. Stage and Gary Golden officiating. Music was provided by Rev. and Mrs. C.L. Stage and Barbara Patterson, pianist.
Pallbearers were Norman Sutton, Jimmy Talley, Rob Peden, Tod Huddleston, Timmy Huddleston, Gerald Dinkins. Burial was in Sutton Cemetery in Vulcan. 

James N. Street
James N. Street, 88, died Sept. 28, 2000 in Three Rivers Healthcare North, Poplar Bluff, Mo.
He was born Jan. 22, 1912 in Des Arc , son of the late Gertrude (Poston) Street.
He was united in marriage to Verma Lewis, who preceded him in
He married Vema Lee in September of 1993 and she survives, residing in Piedmont.
James was of the Nazarene belief. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #1197 A.F.&A.F., LaFeria, Texas. He served his country during World War II and was awarded five bronze stars. He had owned and operated a restaurant in Texas.
He is survived by: two stepsons, Stan Lee, St. Louis, James O. Lee, Nashville, Tenn.; one stepdaughter, Shirley Middleton, St. Louis; a nephew, Kelly Street and niece, Lori Birdsong, both of Texas; a special cousin, Clotine Harris and family, who cared for him during his illness.
The funeral was held Sept. 30 at Ruegg Funeral Home in Piedmont with Rev. Charlie Gillenwater presiding.
Pallbearers were Wayne Harris, Bill Barker, Elmer Sharp, Kelly Street, Byron Tucker and Gary Gramlich. Burial was in Mt. View Cemetery in Des Arc. 

Pattie Joe Laxton
Pattie Jo Laxton, 11, of Norman, Okla., died Oct. 9, 2000 at Children's Hospital in Oklahoma City from burns and smoke inhalation suffered in a fire at a friend's home.
She was born Nov. 4, 1988 in Oklahoma City, daughter of Charles and Sarah Laxton of Anadarko, Okla. and Lisa and David Brown of Norman, Okla.
Pattie was a bubbly little girl, full of hugs and giggles. She liked to play with makeup, jewelry and Barbie dolls. She was a student at Kennedy Elementary School and an active member of the First Baptist Church in Norman.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her grandmother, Evelyn Laxton, Piedmont; brothers, Dustin Laxton, Norman, Eric Laxton, Anadarko; stepsister, Jackilyn Ozio, Anadarko; aunts, Wanda Laxton, Georgia Smith, both of Cutler, Ill.; step-grandmother, Lynette Steverson, Anadarko; uncles, Willard, Robert and John Laxton, all of Piedmont.
The funeral was held Oct. 12 at the First Baptist Church in Norman.
Burial was in IOOF Cemetery at Norman. 

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