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.
Mrs. Chapman had lived around the Essex area her entire life. She was a member of the Olive Branch General Baptist Church in Essex, Missouri. She had worked at Hart Truck Lines and Fram Filters as their secretary and as a cook at Richland Schools.
On April 16, 1955, she was married to Harold W. "Bud" Chapman in Essex, Missouri. He preceded her in death on August 26, 2004.
Surviving are one son and daughter in law, Harold & Cherie Chapman of Columbia, Missouri; two daughters and son in laws, Carla & Mike Taylor of Sikeston, Missouri and Christy & Brett Dorton of Dexter, Missouri; nine grandchildren; five brothers, Charles, Jerry, Bobby, and Danny Griffin all of Dexter, Missouri and Larry Griffin of Caruthersville, Missouri; and one sister, Cathy Graham of Scott City, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive.
She was preceded in death by one brother in infancy, Donald Griffin.
Friends may visit Friday, October 17, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 18, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Dale McFarland of Sikeston, Missouri officiating.
Interment with be in the Old Bethel Cemetery near Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.
Please make any memorial donations to Old Bethel Cemetery, 11430 S. Lakeview Dr., Dexter, MO, 63841 or The Stoddard County Children's Home, PO Box 164, Dexter, MO, 63841.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.watkinsfuneralhome.com
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Frances E. Womack, daughter of the late Elgin Shaw and Ida Golden Haynes, was born on October 8, 1926 in rural Hayti, Missouri and departed this life on October 12, 2014 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 88.
Mrs. Womack was of the Nazarene faith and a homemaker.
On March 27, 1943, she was united in marriage to Louis Harlond Womack. Mr. Womack survives of the home.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Bobby Allen Womack and his wife, Gloria of Bossier City, Louisiana and Raymond Lewis Womack of Minooka, Illinois; by one daughter, Janet Dodge of Dexter; and by six grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Maggie Williams, Inez Hatley, Mildred Friel, and Bonnell Cook.
Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, October 17, 2014 from 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Ron Williams officiating.
Interment will follow in the Dexter Cemetery.