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Sally Nell Fauller
April 16th 2014 10:38 am by Dee Loflin
Sally Nell Fauller
Sally Nell Fauller, daughter of the late William and Katie Dowdy McGuire, was born in Wyatt, Missouri on September 24, 1910, and passed away at the Royal Manor Nursing Facility in Nicholasville, Kentucky on April 12, 2014, at the age of 103 years.

She had lived in the Sikeston area for many years before moving to Nicholasville, Kentucky in 1996. She was of the Baptist faith.
On July 19, 1926, she was married to William "Bill" Fauller in New Madrid County, Missouri. He preceded her in death on October 27, 1987.

Surviving are two daughters, Nola Gipson of Sun City West, Arizona, Delberta Minner of High Ridge, Missouri; eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren; and eighteen great great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Donald Fauller, one daughter, Betty Fauller, five brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri.

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

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
info@watkinsfuneralhome.com or phone 573 624 3548

Last Updated on April 16th 2014 10:38 am by Dee Loflin
Eula Faye Baca
April 15th 2014 10:16 am by Dee Loflin
Eula Faye Baca

Eula Faye Baca, daughter of the late Samuel Jasper and Esta Ruth Jones Harmon, was born in Manilla, Arkansas on October 27, 1933, and passed away at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on April 14, 2014, at the age of 80 years.

Mrs. Baca had lived in Lubbock, Texas, where she was a dietary manager for a nursing home, she moved to Bloomfield in 1997. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield.

On June 13, 1981, she was married to Claudio H. Baca in Lubbock, Texas.

Surviving are her husband, Claudio H. Baca of Bloomfield, Missouri; one daughter, Ruth Strickland of Bloomfield, Missouri; one son, Larry Harmon of Dexter, Missouri; thirteen grandchildren; many great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren. Other relatives and many friends also survive. She was preceded in death by three daughters, Larmie, Jenny and Kathy; four sisters, Vera, Zerah, Glowesta and Josephine; and two brothers, Denver and Jasper.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the First Baptist Church in Bloomfield with Steve Morrison of Bloomfield officiating.

Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, c/o Steve Morrison, 806 Stoddard 
Rd, Bloomfield, MO 63825.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com


CHILES-COOPER FUNERAL HOME

573-568-4500 - chilescooper@nwcable.net


Last Updated on April 15th 2014 10:16 am by Dee Loflin
Alan Douglas Zunkel
April 14th 2014 12:55 pm by Dee Loflin
Alan Douglas Zunkel

Alan Douglas “Doug” Zunkel died peacefully with family by his side on April 9, 2014 in his Vancouver home. His life is celebrated by family, friends, and colleagues around the country and the world.

Doug was born on May 3, 1941 in Bethany, Missouri as the eldest son of Kenneth and Ezma Zunkel. Doug grew up in Princeton, Illinois with his younger brother, David, and was a standout student and athlete.

He was the salutatorian of his class and the captain of the football team. He also attained the rank of Eagle Scout. After Doug graduated from Princeton High School, he went west to attend the Colorado School of Mines. During college, Doug was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and served the chapter proudly as President. He graduated from the Missouri School of Mines in 1964 with a bachelor’s of science degree in metallurgical engineering.

Doug returned to the Colorado School of Mines in 1964 and earned his master’s degree and his doctor of science degree in 1967. Doug was a United States Army veteran, serving honorably from 1967 to 1969. In the Army, Doug attained the rank of Captain and worked on NASA’s Apollo lunar module. After his tenure in the Army, Doug began a long and illustrious career in the precious metals industry.

Described by his granddaughter Bonnie as the smartest man she knew, Doug worked for and consulted for Fortune 500 companies, including Exxon, and many prestigious law firms around the country.

Doug was a highly sought after precious metals expert who loved his work. He established A.D. Zunkel Consultants, Inc. in 1986 and worked up until the week of his passing. Doug belonged to numerous technical and professional societies, including the Society of Mining Engineers, the Metallurgical Society, and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. He served as a trustee of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers from 1987 to 1988 and was the President of the Metallurgical Society in 1987. Doug generously established the John P. Hager Undergraduate Scholarship Fund at the Colorado School of Mines to support students in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering.

Doug was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers fan, a golf enthusiast, a world traveler, a tremendous chef, and an expert on the genealogy of the Zunkel family. He was also a life member of the Philatelist Society.

Doug is survived by his loving wife Olivia Ann, his daughter Lea Ann, his son Ken, his brother David, his granddaughter Bonnie, his niece Erica, and his nephew Mark. He has reunited with his beloved father-in-law, George “Pop” Baker, in heaven.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please make a donation to Hospice or Essex United Methodist Church.

Graveside services will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Monday April 14, 2014 at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield with full military honors. 

Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Dexter in charge of arrangements.


Last Updated on April 14th 2014 12:55 pm by Dee Loflin
Lester Leo James
April 14th 2014 08:40 am by Dee Loflin
Lester Leo James

Lester Leo James, son of the late Eugene James and Florence Nelson James was born in Parma, Missouri on December 29, 1928 and departed this life at Golden Living Center in Malden, Missouri on April 11, 2014 at the age of 85.

Mr. James had worked for Federal Mogul, Malden, Missouri, had attended Bernie General Baptist Church and was a resident of Bernie.

He was united in marriage to Beulah Marie Lunsford in Piggott, Arkansas on March 13, 1950.  Mrs. James survives in their home in Bernie.


Other survivors include two sons, Danny James & wife Jayne of Dexter, Missouri and Leroy James & wife Ange of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; by three daughters, Beverly Dockins of Bernie, Missouri, Debbie Jones of Jefferson City, Missouri and Allison Williams & husband Stephen Wayne of Bernie, Missouri; by one brother, Leon James of Heber Springs, Arkansas; by 19 Grandchildren, 19 Great-Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren; also by other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death other than by his parents, by four brothers, Clarence Edward James, Delmar James, Harold Richardson James, Everett Eugene James; by two sisters, Grace Creasy and Maggie Jines.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.  

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie, on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. Rev. Bill Pennington officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home of Bernie in charge of arrangements.


Last Updated on April 14th 2014 08:40 am by Dee Loflin
Bertie Marie Wright
April 14th 2014 08:37 am by Dee Loflin
Bertie Marie Wright
Bertie Marie Wright, daughter of the late Mona and Lula Fry Crabb, was born in Puxico, Missouri on August 20, 1920, and passed away at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on April 11, 2014, at the age of 93 years, 7 months and 22 days.

She had lived in the Puxico area all her life.

On June 13, 1936, she was married to Truman Wright in Puxico, Missouri.  He preceded her in death on April 29, 1999.

Surviving are, two sons and spouses, Charles & Louise Wright of Florissant, Missouri, and Don & Gayle Wright of Scott City, Missouri; two daughters and spouses, Janice & Don Reinert of Puxico, Missouri, and Faye & Tom Young of Jackson, Tennessee; twelve grandchildren; several great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; one brother, Charles Crabb of Park Hills, Missouri; and one sister, Mary Houart of Bloomfield, Missouri. Other family and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one son, Jerry Wright.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held on Monday April 14, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with Rev. Darren Baker of Puxico officiating.

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

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
Watkins
& Sons Funeral Service
info@watkinsfuneralhome.com or phone 573 624 3548

Last Updated on April 14th 2014 08:37 am by Dee Loflin