Donna Irene Shaver, daughter of Beryl Burroughs Hester of Dexter and the late James Hester, was born in Bury St Edmunds Suffolk, England on August 4, 1958 and departed this life on October 17, 2014 at her residence in Dexter, Missouri at the age of 56.
Mrs. Shaver was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Hayti and had worked as a cook at the Airport Café in Dexter.
She was united in marriage to Charles Shaver in Idalia, Missouri. Mr. Shaver survives at the home.
In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by three sons, Daniel Maddox of Bell City, Ben Maddox of Texas and Justin Maddox of Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri; by one step-daughter, Danielle Shaver of Caruthersville; by two sisters-in-law, Judy Hester of Dexter and Barbara Orr of Fisk, by seven grandchildren, Peyton Maddox, Bryson Maddox, Tristan Maddox, Vincent Maddox, Derron Maddox, Dillion Maddox and Shaylee Maddox; by one niece, Kayla Hester; by one nephew, James Hill; and by a special friend, Bryon Lovell of Dexter.
Besides her father, she was preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Hester.
Visitation was held at the Lighthouse Christian Center in Dexter on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Funeral services were conducted at the Lighthouse Christian Center at 3:00 P. M. with Rev. Doug Wahls officiating.
Interment followed in the Walker Cemetery.
She had lived in Dexter most of her life.
She was married to Jesse Monroe Franks and he preceded her in death in 2012.
Surviving are two sons, Bobby Franks of Perryville, Kenneth Franks of Cape Girardeau; three daughters, Ruby Mosier of Mineral Point, Mary Franks of Cincinnati, Ohio, Barbara Franks of Perryville; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Cullum of Bernie, Billy Gene Cullum of Dexter; and one sister, Linda Smith of Poplar Bluff. Other relatives and friends also survive.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Shirley Cullum and one sister, Helen Franks.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter, Missouri with Rev. Kenneth Biggs of Dexter officiating.
Interment with be in the Bernie Cemetery in Bernie, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.
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Norma H. Bryant, daughter of the late T. L. Bryant and Louise Upchurch Bryant was born on December 27, 1964 in Parma, Missouri and passed away on October 16, 2014 at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston at the age of 49.
Mrs. Bryant was a resident of Essex, a member of the Prince of Peace Church in Sikeston and was a former employee of the Wal-Mart in Sikeston.
She is survived by her step-mother, Annie Bryant; by three brothers, Rusty Bryant of St. Louis, Missouri, Herman Bryant of Ashburn, Virginia and Bobby Bryant of Indiana; by three sisters, Sara Bryant of St. Louis, Missouri, Cathy Bryant of Flint, Michigan and Joyce Bryant of St. Louis, Missouri; by four uncles, Theodore Bryant, James Bryant, William Bryant and Russell Bryant; by one aunt, Barbara Bryant; and by many other friends and relatives.
Funeral services were conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 12:00 (Noon) with Dr. Rickey Anderson officiating.
Interment followed in the Macedonia Cemetery in Malden, Missouri.
Ruby Charlene Edwards, daughter of the late Robert Vanscyoc and Ruby Buchanan Vanscyoc, was born on March 7, 2948 in Puxico, Missouri and departed this life at her residence in Puxico on October 16, 2014 at the age of 66.
Mrs. Edwards had worked as a nurse and was retired.
She was united in marriage to John S. Edwards. Mr. Edwards preceded her in death in August of 2002.
She is survived by four sisters, June Shy of Barnett, Missouri, Saundra Clark of Puxico, Missouri, Roberta Jerrell of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and Mary Margret Franklin of Wappapello, Missouri.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William Vanscyoc and one sister, Mary Lou Parsley.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. All arrangements are under the Rainy-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter.
Therma Alfreda Reed, daughter of the late Walter Alexander Summers and Allie Belle Davenport Summers, was born on October 19, 1924 in Ardeola, Missouri and departed this life on October 11, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Dexter at the age of 89.
Mrs. Reed was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church in Dexter. She was a homemaker, a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and a resident of Dexter, Missouri.
On August 10, 1966, she was united in marriage to Paul Allen Reed in Miami, Oklahoma. Mr. Reed preceded her in death on July 31, 1981.
She is survived by one son, Mark Alan Reed of Tucson, Arizona; by one daughter, Paula Leigh Striler and husband Bruce of Ballwin, Missouri; by one sister, Wilma Bernice Hyslop of Dexter; by two grandchildren, Eric Alan Striler and Matan Clay Medlock; by one great-grandchild, Dario William Medlock; by one step-daughter, Vicki Jo Proctor McCormick and husband James of Newton, Illinois; and by many relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Gary Pruitt; by two brothers, Luther Ferrell Summers and Albert Carman Summers; and by four sisters, Jewell Lee Summers, Lottie Fern Johnson, Bessie Naomi Dudek and Dorothy Mae Sneed.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 P.M.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Sunday, October l9, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Justin Sponaugle officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.