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In Loving Memory of Celia Elisabeth Harris
September 22nd 2016 03:51 pm by Dee Loflin
In Loving Memory of Celia Elisabeth Harris

Celia Elisabeth Harris, daughter of the late J D Hooks and Clara Trotter Hooks was born March 11, 1920 in rural Essex and departed this life on September 21, 2016 at Cypress Point Nursing Center in Dexter at the age of 96.

Mrs. Harris was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dexter, former member of the Dexter Hospital Auxiliary and a resident of Dexter.

She was united in marriage to Don Harris on March 28, 1937 at Bloomfield and Mr. Harris preceded her in death on June 25, 1975.  She then married Ralph Temples on September 5, 1980 and he preceded her in death on September 4, 1988. 

She is survived by one son; Douglas Allen Harris of Arizona; two step-sons, Douglas Temples of Dexter and Mike Beard of Mt. Vernon Illinois; two grandchildren, Craig Tharp and Cammy Benedict; two great grandchildren, Jessica and Amanda.

Besides her parents she is preceded in death by two daughters, Pat Tharp and Sandra Kay Harris; one step-son, Byron Butch Beard; three brothers, Loran Hooks, Carrol Hooks, Cecil Hooks and half-brother Joe Hooks; one sister, Lanora Blankenship.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home on Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. with Rev. Greg McGhee officiating. 

Interment will follow at the Dexter Cemetery.


Last Updated on September 22nd 2016 03:51 pm by Dee Loflin




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In Loving Memory of Christopher Lynn Jones
September 19th 2016 11:22 pm by Dee Loflin
In Loving Memory of Christopher Lynn Jones

Christopher Lynn Jones, 34 of Puxico died September 16, 2016 at his home.

He was born November 3, 1981 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

He was of the Methodist faith.

Survivors include his father, Ernie Jones; his mother Joanie Linville-Rennegar; his grandmother Mary McCulley; One brother, Danny Jones of Puxico and one sister Kathy Jones of Wappapello, Missouri; two aunts, Diane Kendrick and Ruthie Jones.

Visitation was held September 19, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12 noon at the Morgan Sifford funeral home Chapel.

The funeral followed at 12 o'clock noon with Marty Bryant serving as officiant.

Burial immediately followed in the Hobbs Chapel Cemetery south of Puxico.


Last Updated on September 19th 2016 11:22 pm by Dee Loflin




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In Loving Memory of David Jason Chester Rose
September 19th 2016 07:32 pm by Dee Loflin
In Loving Memory of David Jason Chester Rose

David Jason Chester Rose, age 39, of Poplar Bluff, MO, died Sunday, September 18, 2016 at his residence, in Poplar Bluff, MO. Mr. Rose was born, July 24, 1977 in Poplar Bluff, MO.

He was Associate Pastor of New Covenant Fellowship Church at Poplar Bluff, MO.

Mr. Rose was principal at Naylor Elementary School. He played baseball in high school and college and enjoyed coaching youth athletics. He also loved gardening, hunting, watching Cardinal baseball, and spending time with his family and friends.

On August 2, 2003, he married Sarah Moore Rose at New Covenant Fellowship Church. She survives. Also surviving are: three sons: Luke, Samuel, and Seth Rose all of the home; one sister: Kimberly Hawks and husband Rodney of Doniphan, MO: His father-in-law and mother-in-law: Jerry and Linda Moore of Poplar Bluff; his grandmother-in-law: Barbara Rhymer and several uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents: David Rose and JoAnn Rose.

Visitation will begin at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at New Covenant Fellowship Church in Poplar Bluff. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the church with Rev. Jerry Moore officiating.

Burial will be in Qulin Cemetery at Qulin, Missouri.

The family requests memorials be sent to the Jason Rose Memorial Scholarship Fund at Bank of Missouri. Condolences: www.whitesandersfuneralhome.com


Last Updated on September 19th 2016 07:32 pm by Dee Loflin




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In Loving Memory of Cynthia Renay Johnson
September 19th 2016 03:09 pm by Dee Loflin
In Loving Memory of Cynthia Renay Johnson

Cynthia Renay Johnson of Bloomfield, daughter of Mike L. Johnson and Glenda Fay Metcalf Johnson, was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on July 31st, 1977 and passed away at Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter on September 17th, 2016 at the age of 39 years, 1 month and 17 days.

Ms. Johnson had lived all of her life in the Bloomfield area. She had been an L.P.N. Surviving are one daughter, Courtney Fay Johnson of Bloomfield; her mother Glenda Fay Johnson of Bloomfield; her father and step-mother Mike and Terre Johnson of Poplar Bluff; her brother Alex Johnson of Poplar Bluff; her sister and husband Katy and Jamie Arnold of Guthrie, Oklahoma; her sister Becky Johnson of Poplar Bluff; her brother and wife Aaron and Katherine Johnson of Fort Collins, Colorado. Other relatives and friends also survive.

Friends may visit on Tuesday September 20, 2016 from 5-8pm at the Chiles- Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, MO.

Services will be conducted at 1pm on Wednesday September 21, 2016 at the Chiles- Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, MO with the Rev. Bill Vail of Poplar Bluff officiating.

Interment will be in the Gravel Hill Cemetery near Bloomfield, MO.

Memorials may be made in Cindy’s honor to the John 3:16 Graduate Program 2908 Oak Grove Road Poplar Bluff, MO 63901.


Last Updated on September 19th 2016 03:09 pm by Dee Loflin




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In Loving Memory of Martha May Guethle
September 18th 2016 09:16 pm by Dee Loflin
In Loving Memory of Martha May Guethle

Martha May Guethle, age 97, died on September 17, 2016, at 12:58AM in Cypress Point Skilled Nursing Center, Dexter, MO.

Martha is survived by her sons, Thomas Guethle, of Cedar Hill, MO, David Guethle, Harlan Guethle, Francis Guethle, and Carl Guethle of Dexter, MO; her daughter-in-laws Trish Guethle, of Cedar Hill, MO, Brenda Guethle, and Janet Guethle of Dexter, MO; her sister, Benetta Svoboda of Avenel, NJ; her grandchildren Matt Guethle, Andy Guethle, Devon Guethle, Michael Guethle, Aaron “Vern” Guethle, and Sara Guethle Crocker; her great-grandchildren Grant, Trent and Harry Guethle, Henry, Sam, and Spencer Guethle, Lorelei, Greta, and Jack Guethle, Noah, Jacob, and Sophia Crocker, and Lennon Guethle.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Charles Guethle; her brothers, Albert “Bud” Sauer, Joseph Sauer, and George Sauer, and her sisters Leila Backfisch, Theresia Riechert, Margaret Olliges, Helen Wickham, Anna May Guethle, and Cecilia “Peggy” Bower.

Martha was born on May 2, 1919 in Dexter, Missouri, to parents Fred Sauer and Philomenia Dietsch Sauer.

Martha was greatly loved by her family and church family. She married Raymond Guethle in 1946, and the couple had five sons. Martha and Raymond became Raymond Guethle Farms, which grew row crops and had a dairy.

Martha was a social, active woman who was deeply involved in the family farm and church activities for the majority of her life. She belonged to the Women’s Sodality group. She enjoyed working in her garden, cooking huge meals, and farming with her husband and sons. Her family and friends will always remember her as a hard working gardener, fabulous cook, and a caregiver.

Visitation is scheduled for Monday on September 19, from 8AM to 10AM at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home. A funeral is scheduled for 11AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Father David Dohogne will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Martha's life.

The family would like to thank Southeast Hospital and Cypress Point Skilled Nursing center for the care and compassion they extended to Martha and her family.

They prefer in lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter, Missouri, Stoddard County Children’s Home in Bloomfield, Missouri (Stoddardcountychildrenshome.com), and 18ForeLife (www.18forelife.com).


Last Updated on September 18th 2016 09:16 pm by Dee Loflin




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