Obituaries

Fred C. Halbert
May 28th 2016 09:03 pm by Dee Loflin
Fred C. Halbert

Fred C. Halbert of Dexter, Missouri, died on May 27, 2016 at his residence in Dexter.  He was born on July 23, 1944 at Dexter to Coell and Etta Mae Halbert.   

He and Brenda Joyce Rhodes were married on November 19, 1966 at the Church of God in Lutesville, Missouri.  Mrs. Halbert survives of their residence in Dexter.

Fred was a 1962 graduate of Delta High School.  He received a Junior Accountants degree from Sanford Brown College in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Fred served in the 1221 National Guard Transportation Unit from February 1967 to January 1973. 

He was a Supervisor for Missouri Utilities and AmerenUE for thirty-five years in Cape Girardeau, Chaffee and Dexter, Missouri retiring in July of 2002. 

Fred was a member of the Dexter and Chaffee Rotary Clubs. He was also a member of the Chamber of Commerce in Dexter, Chaffee and Scott City.

Loving survivors include his mother and stepfather, Etta Mae and Leroy Temples of Dexter, wife Brenda Halbert of the home in Dexter; two daughters, Theresa and husband Gary Bentley of Blytheville, Arkansas, and Tina and husband Billy Eaker of Delta, Missouri; by three grandchildren, Courtney Bentley and fiancé Jordan Tew and Collin Bentley of Scott City, Missouri and Dillon Eaker of Delta.

Fred was preceded in death by his father, Coell Halbert.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter. 

Funeral services will then be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Steve Tippin and Gary Gilbert officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.


Last Updated on May 28th 2016 09:03 pm by Dee Loflin
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Kenneth Pat Brock
May 27th 2016 09:15 pm by Dee Loflin
Kenneth Pat Brock

Kenneth "Pat" Brock, son of Kenneth Brock and Pauline Brock, was born September 9, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away May 8, 2016 at St. Francis Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Pat served in the United States Army from 1971 to 1974. He was a carpenter by trade.

He is survived by Lisa Bell, his lifelong companion; and by her son, Justin Bell and his family. He had one daughter, Dawn from St. Louis, Missouri; three sisters, Pamela Brock Wright of Decatur, Alabama, Lisa Patton of St. Clair, Missouri and Beth Brock of Bloomfield, Missouri; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Pat attended Living Water Worship Church in Bloomfield, Missouri. He will be sadly missed by many friends and family.

A memorial service will be conducted on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Living Water Worship Church in Bloomfield, Missouri at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Larry White officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations for final expenses may be made to Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home, 125 West Stoddard Street, Dexter, Missouri 63841. Donations will be greatly appreciated.


Last Updated on May 27th 2016 09:15 pm by Dee Loflin
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Mary Louise Burnett
May 27th 2016 08:28 pm by Dee Loflin
Mary Louise Burnett

Mary Louise Burnett, daughter of the late James Monroe Snider and Gladys Becraft Snider, was born on December 6, 1931 in Idalia, Missouri and departed this life on May 26, 2016 at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 84.

Mrs. Burnett was a member of Grace Fellowship Church, a homemaker and a resident of Dexter.

On July 3, 1948, she was united in marriage to Ralph W. Burnett in Piggott, Arkansas.  Mr. Burnett preceded her in death on June 5, 2003. 

She is survived by two sons, Tim Burnett and wife Lisa of Thayer, Missouri and Adrian Burnett and wife Wanda of Dexter, Missouri; by three daughters, Karen Hardin of Dexter, Missouri, Sue Davidson and husband Davey of Dexter, Missouri and Kandie Lee Funkhouser and husband Ronnie of Smyrna, Tennessee; by one daughter-in-law, Sherry Burnett of Dexter, Missouri; by twelve grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and by her extended family, the employees and residents of Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, David Burnett; by one brother, Bud Snider; by one sister, Nancy Woodruff; by one great-granddaughter, Emma Baker and two additional great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter, Dakota Simpkins; and by one son-in-law, David Hardin.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. with John Langley officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.


Last Updated on May 27th 2016 08:28 pm by Dee Loflin
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Derek Francis Fichtel
May 27th 2016 08:21 pm by Dee Loflin
Derek Francis Fichtel

Derek Francis Fichtel, son of Genelle Williams Fichtel and Francis “Fritz” Fichtel of West Frankfort, Illinois, was born on April 17, 1971 in Anchorage, Alaska and departed this life on May 25, 2016 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 45.

Mr. Fichtel was a member of the St. Joe General Baptist Church in Bloomfield.  He worked as an engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation and belonged to the United States Army-National Guard in Missouri and Illinois.

On September 6, 1999, he was united in marriage to Christina “Tina” Morris in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Mrs. Fichtel survives of their residence in Dexter.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by one son and one daughter, Luke Fichtel and Erin Fichtel of Dexter; by one brother, Stephen Fichtel and wife Treasa of West Frankfort, Illinois; and by one sister, Laura Bryant and husband Ronnie of West Frankfort, Illinois.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will then be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Greg Stevens officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Chalk Bluff Cemetery near Dexter


Last Updated on May 27th 2016 08:21 pm by Dee Loflin
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Pat Watkins
May 26th 2016 12:53 pm by Dee Loflin
Pat Watkins

Pat Watkins, daughter of the late Perry Delmar and Bessie Lee Hendrick Daniel, was born in Dexter, Missouri on January 14,1931, and passed away at her home in Dexter, Missouri on May 25, 2016 at the age of 85 years 4 months and 12 days.

Pat lived all her life in Dexter. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Dexter Missouri and the Elks Lodge in Dexter.

On May 10, 1952 she married Earl N. "Ike" Watkins in Piggott, Arkanasas.

Surviving are her husband of 64 years, Ike Watkins of Dexter; one son and wife,  Stephen L. & Tracy Watkins of Dexter; two daughters and husband, Susan Staley of Gilbertsville, Kentucky, Carol & Treye Ward of Jackson, Missouri; six grandchildren & spouses, Sarah & Ty Ferrell of Sikeston, Caleb & Kayla Staley of Benton, Kentucky, Rachael Watkins of Dexter; Casey & Brian Lovett of Benton, Kentucky, Jacob Ward stationed at Ft. Drum, New York, Andrew Ward of Columbia; 6 great grandchildren, Mia Holden, Owen Staley, Lennon Ferrell, Evan & Aiden Staley & Mason Lovett; one sister, Inez Holder of Columbus, Georgia. Other relatives and many friends also survive.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Burie Daniel, Earl Daniel, Dal Daniel, Perry Daniel, and Brad Daniel; three sisters, Lucille Biggerstaff, Delmar Melton, Rubye Daniel; one great granddaughter, Lillian Holden and daughter in law, Susan Watkins.

Friends may call on Friday, May 27, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday May 28, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. Mike Williams of Dexter, Missouri.

Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery, Dexter Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.


Last Updated on May 26th 2016 12:53 pm by Dee Loflin
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