Frances Louise Mekan, daughter of Mildred Marie Arnold Mekan and the late Lawrence Albert Mekan was born in Powe, Missouri on October 5, 1950 and departed this life in Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville, North Carolina on May 1, 2015 at the age of 64.
Ms. Mekan was a homemaker and was a member of Powe Baptist Church of Bernie, Missouri.
Survivors include her mother, Mildred Marie Mekan of Dexter, Missouri; by four brothers, Gene Mekan and Ivan Mekan both of Bernie, Missouri, Tom Mekan of Temple City, California and David Mekan of Winona, Missouri; by two sisters, Violetta Marie Mastiolvich of St. Louis, Missouri and Carolyn Faye Mekan of Temple City, California; also by other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death other than by her Father, by one brother, Bill Mekan; by three sisters, Launita Marie McNeal, Margaret Ann Park and Ava June Armes.
Friends may call at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri on Friday, May 8, 2015 from 1:30 P.M. until 2:30 P.M.
Funeral services will then be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel starting at 2:30 P.M. with Rev. Don Wells officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.
Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
Rita Jones, daughter of Maggie Shelton Barks Howell of Dexter and the late Henry Barks, was born on December 30, 1937 in Lilbourn, Missouri and departed this life on April 29, 2015 at her residence in Olathe, Kansas at the age of 77.
Mrs. Jones was of the Baptist faith. She had worked as a waitress at the Hickory Log Restaurant in Dexter for many years and was a former resident of Dexter.
Besides her mother, she is survived by one son, Jeffery Thomas Cantrell of Rolla, Missouri; by one daughter, Sherri Lynne McVey and her husband Dave of Mound City, Kansas; by two brothers, Jerry W. Barks and his wife Sandy and Daniel B. Barks and his wife Estelle, all of Dexter; by two sisters, Peggy J. Laird and her husband Sam of Wappapello and Rosetta "Rosie" Robertson of Dexter; also by four grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and by her companion of fifteen years, Jim Wampler.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, George O. Barks and by one sister, Betty L. Tanner.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 1:00 P.M.with Rev. Kenneth Biggs officiating.
Interment will follow in the Armstead Dowdy Cemetery in Dexter.
Sabrina Lorraine McKee, daughter of Wanda Dianna Perry and the late Jackie Lee Bostic was born in Dexter, Missouri on June 3, 1968 and departed this life at her mother’s home in Bernie, Missouri on May 1, 2015 at the age of 46.
Mrs. McKee had been a CNA and Med Tec had worked at Gideon Nursing Home and later at Malden Nursing Center. She attended the Assembly of God in Gideon, Missouri.
She was united in marriage to Jerry Edward McKee in Piggott, Arkansas on February 14, 1995.
Survivors include, her husband Jerry Edward McKee of Gideon, Missouri; her mother, Wanda Dianna Perry of Bernie, Missouri; by two sons, Josh Kerr of Bernie, Missouri and Michael Kerr of Malden, Missouri; by one-step son, Jeremy McKee of Kennett, Missouri; by one step-daughter, Karen Lemmon of Gideon, Missouri; by two step-brothers, Robert Wyman and Michael Wyman both of Campbell, Missouri; by four sisters, Lolita Smith of Bernie, Missouri, Carol Turner and Rebecca Henson both of Campbell, Missouri, Sarita Martin of Bernie, Missouri; by one half-sister, Felicia Houart of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; by five grandchildren and 1 Great-grandchild; also by other relatives and many friends.
Friends may call at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 11:30 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.
Funeral Services will then be conducted at 2:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Luzell Matney Grubbs, daughter of the late Claude Ashley and Mamie Strong Ashley, was born on March 7, 1926 in East Prairie and departed this life on April 30, 2015 at Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter at the age of 89.
Mrs. Grubbs was a member of the Dexter Church of Christ. She was a homemaker and a resident of Dexter.
She was united in marriage to Robert Matney. Mr. Matney preceded her in death in 1981.
She is survived by three sons, Robert D. Matney, Winford L. Matney and Mark A. Matney, all of Dexter; by five daughters, Janie L. DeJournett of Dexter, Verla D. Phillips of Dexter, Ruth H. Scott of Bloomfield, Brenda J. Richardson of Dexter and Carolyn S. Hayes of Morehouse; and by fifteen grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, John Ashley.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, May 1, 2015 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
Funeral services will follow in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel at 1:00 P.M. with Travis Quertermous officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.
Dorothy lived in Seymour for seventy-six years where she worked as a veterinarian assistant for twenty-two of her adult years. After losing her husband of fifty-three years, John Boggess, Dorothy made the move to Dexter, Missouri to be closer to her son, Dennis, and family. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Dexter after serving as a member and song leader for many years at Liberty Freewill Baptist in Seymour. After her move, it was her greatest joy to be a member of the Mary Magdalene Sunday School Class to serve there wherever she was needed.
Dorothy was a Christian woman. She loved serving her Lord by praying for others, cooking for church dinners, helping with children’s’ church plays, leading the song service of numerous church outings, and being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Dorothy loved the Seymour community and worked to help plan class reunions for the annual Seymour alumni Banquet. She had a fierce love for her classmates and loved getting together with all those that visited her home and the banquet. She also loved to travel and her kids teased her that her middle name should have been “Go!” Wherever she traveled, she could strike up a conversation and make you feel like you were special. A hug and a smile were just as important to her as anything material. She used her life to witness for the Lord.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Walton Boggess. Dorothy was also preceded in death by her only brother, JC Newman, his wife, Mildred, and their daughter, Barbara Caldwell; her sister, Virginia Marler, and her husband, Fred; and her sister-in-law, Virginia Lower.
Dorothy is survived by one son and the joy of her life, Dennis Alan Boggess, and his wife, Cheryl; grandson, Christopher Boggess and wife, Meg, and their two children, Adele and Elijah; grandson, Joshua Boggess and wife, Meredith, and their two children, Elise and Benjamin. Dorothy is also survived by two brothers-in-law, Phillip Boggess and wife, Lavonne, and Kenneth Boggess and wife, Barbara; and several beloved nieces, nephews and dear friends.
Memorials made in honor of Dorothy Boggess are suggested to: Ben Kruse 18 Fore Life Foundation, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, MO 63841; First Baptist Church Disciple Now Project, 11 West Castor, Dexter, MO 63841; or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Intl., 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004.