Archive for May 2011 – Page 2

Joyce Dean

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Joyce Ann Dean, of Naylor, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 at Poplar Bluff  Regional Medical Center, at the age of 69.

Mrs. Dean was born November 5, 1941, in Centerville, Iowa.  She had lived in Naylor seven yeras and previously lived in Rockford, Ill.  She was of the Pentecostal faith.

She had been a supervisor for enviromental services and enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.

On March 18, 1958, she was married to Willard Wayne Dean in Rockford, Ill.  He survives.

Surviving are her children, Marlin Wayne Dean of Arkansas, Michael Douglas Dean and Tom Edward Dean, both of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Patricia Mussman of Poplar Bluff and three grandchildren.

A private family memorial service will be  held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28, 2011 at New Hope Baptist Church in Pollard, Ark.

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Norma Jean Reed

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Norma Jean Reed passed away Sunday May 22, 2011 at her home, at the age of 61. 

Visitation will be held  from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday May 25, 2011 in the chapel.  Funeral Services will be  at 10 a.m. Thursday May 26, 2011.  Rev. Calvin Buhler officiating.  Burial in Memorial Gardens, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

She was born August 11, 1949 to parents Robert E. Reed and Helen M. Whitaker Reed, in Stoddard County, Missouri.

She worked at Revere Plastics for 15 years before retiring.  She enjoyed quilting, crossword puzzles, fishing and her grandchildren. 

 Surviving are three children, Deborah Russom and fiance’, Doug Endsley, Gene Russom and wife, Gina, and Devin Russom and wife, Rhonda; two sisters, Brenda Blurton and husband, Jim, and Pat Moman and husband, Frank; two brothers, Ronnie Reed and wife Bonnie, and Robert (Sonny) Reed and wife, Judy; 11 grandchildren; Travis, Austin, Dustin, Christina, Wyatt, Cody, Tyler, Dalton and Hunter Russom, Britni Wyrick and Trendle McNew.

 She was preceded in death by one son, Steven Murphy, her parents, and one sister, Joanne Whoberry.

 Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar, Poplar Bluff, Mo. in charge of arrangements. 



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Pamela Walton

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Pamela Lynn Wells Walton passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 at St. Louis University Hospital in St Louis, Missouri.  She was 56.

Visitation will begin at 11 am Tuesday, May 24, 2011,  followed by the funeral service at  12 noon in Williamsville Assembly of God with Pastor Helen Edwards officiating.  Burial in Duncan Cemetery in Wayne County. 

 She was born March 12 1955, in Poplar Bluff and was a lifetime resident of Butler County.  She was a member of Williamsville Assembly of God.

She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, crafts, being a grandma to her grandchildren. She had a special love for children.

On January 29, 1972, she was married to Larry Dale Walton in Willimasville.  He survives.  Also surviving are her children, Julie Birdsong and husband, Brian, Shaun Walton and wife, Heather, and J.C. Cothren, all of Poplar Bluff; her mother, Joan (Ballew)Wells of Williamsville; one stepbrother, Billy Emmons of Cleveland, Texas; five grandchildren and many special children who were close to her heart.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Wells and her stepfather, Bill McMahan.

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Monday, May 16th, 2011

Margaret Swindle, 76, of Poplar Bluff, passed away at her residence Sunday May 15, 2011.  Visitation will be 10:30-12:30 Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar Street Poplar Bluff.  Funeral service will begin at 12:30 in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. John Harwell officiating.  There will be a 2PM burial at MO State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield. 

Margaret was born July 19, 1934 in Marenisco, Michigan.  She was a member of New Life Christian Church United and was a retired hairdresser.  she enjoyed dancing,  sewing, reading, active in her church and caring for her children and grandchildren.  On August 1, 1969 she married Thomas W. Swindle in Poplar Bluff.  He preceded her in death in 2003.  She had previously been married to Milo Hook and Ronald Palmer, who both preceded her in death. 

She is survived by children; Robert Palmer and wife Linda, Judith Robertson and husband Joe, Madrid Palmer and wife Pat, Gary Palmer, Harvey Hook, Jennifer Littell and husband Karl, and Jeff Swindle and wife Tonya.  Also step sons; Harold Swindle and wife Sheila, Tommy Swindle, and Gerald Swindle and wife Helen.  Also survived by her sisters; Lorraine Anderson, Marcella Miskovich, Gladys Roland and 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents; Reinhold and LauraRominsky- Ryskey; brothers; Clarence Ryskey, Rudolph Ryskey and Arnold Ryskey and one sister Alice Pflanzer

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Monday, May 16th, 2011

Malcolm Ortego III, 46 of Poplar Bluff, died Friday May 13, 2011 at his residence. He was born December 4, 1965 in New Orleans, LA  There will be a graveside memorial service Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at City Cemetery in Poplar Bluff at 3PM with the Rev. Keith Fry officiating.

Malcolm had formerly lived in New Orleans, LA  but rode a bus to Poplar Bluff in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina.  He attended Central Missioanary Baptist Church while he lived here.  He had  been a hotel manager for Marriot Corporation.  He enjoyed bingo, books, history and astronomy.  He is survived by his father Malcolm Ortego Jr. of Del Platt LA and a brother William Bryan Ortego of Poplar Bluff; nephews Bryan Ortego, Ryan Ortego, and Joshua Ortego and a niece Lyta Ortego

He was preceded in death by his mother; Esther “Clark” Ortego

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Billy Thurston

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Billy Raymon Thurston, age 64 , passed away Thursday May 5, 2011 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.  Friday, May 13, 2011 at the Mo. Veterans Cemetery, Bloomfield, Mo.

Mr. Thurston was born November 16, 1946 in Poplar Bluff, MO.  He was of the Baptist faith.  He served in the United States Army and had also worked for a trash service. 

He enjoyed fishing, and listening to music.

He is survived by one sister, Virginia Gray of Poplar Bluff and one brother, Robert Thurston of Qulin.

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John Daniel Jaco

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

John Daniel Jaco passed away Friday, May 6, 2011 at the age of 42. Visitation will be Monday, May 9 at 10:30 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. in the chapel.  Rev. Ralph Mays  will officiat. Burial in the City Cemetery, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

Mr. Jaco was born June 12, 1967 to parents Teddy Jaco and Jannetta “McCallister” Jaco, in Ft. Worth, Texas. 

 He was a resident of Butler County since 1991, but had formerly lived in  Ft. Worth, Texas.

 On May 22, 1989 he married Pamela Allsbrooks. She survives.

 He enjoyed mechanic work, fast cars, fishing and spending time with his family.

 He is survived by his wife, Pamela Jaco, children, Johnny Jaco Jr. and Marissa Jaco of Poplar Bluff; his father, Teddy Jaco of Poplar Bluff.

Sisters; Vicki Sharp, Branson, Mo., Teddy Jaco, Ft. Worth, Tx. Kim Ziegler, Springfield, Penny Simpson, Ft. Worth, Tx., Ellen Oxly, Poplar Bluff, and Becky Jaco, Qulin.

 He is preceded in death by his mother, Jannetta Jaco and two brothers, Richard Jaco and David Jaco.

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Frank Kearbey

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Frank Kearbey passed away Thursday May 5, 2011 at the age of 55.  A memorial visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Monday May 9, 2011,  followed by the memorial service at 7 p.m.  in the chapel.  Pastor Paul White will officiate. Burial in Kearbey Chapel Cemetery in Butler County. 

Mr. Kearbey was born January 1, 1956 in Ft. Iyndl, Florida to parents Herbert Hoover Kearbey and Bessie Ruth “Wills” Kearbey.  Both preceded him in death.  He was a resident of Butler County for 14 years, but had formerly lived  in Carter County. 

On January 5, 1991 he married Angela “Robbins” Kearbey.  She survives.

He enjoyed fishing and hunting and attended the Midland Church.  Mr. Kearbey served in the United States Marines for 10 years including the Vietnam War. 

He is survived by his wife, Angela; children Melissa Kearbey, Celena Kearbey and Stacey Kearbey all of Grandin, Stepchildren LaDeana Clemons of Ellsinore and LeeVona Null of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Linda Ann DeFord of Anniston, Alabama; one brother, Danny Kearbey of Ellsinore, one nephew, Brian DeFord; step-grandchildren, Tristin and Montanna.   

He is preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Kevin Daniel Kearbey.

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