Archive for October 2012

Patricia Livingston

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Patricia A. Livingston, age 80,of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

Mrs.Livingston was born February 4, 1932, in Poplar Bluff, Mo, to the late Monte Taylor and Mildred (Russell) Taylor.  She had also lived in Westover, Alabama.  She was a homemaker.

On February 11, 1950, she was married to Lincoln Livingston.  He preceded her in death on November 7, 2009.

Surviving are one son, Monte Livingston of Poplar Bluff; a sister, Debbie Fredwell of Poplar Bluff; two grandchildren, Brett Livingston and Randy Livingston; and one great-grandchild, Taylor Livingston.

Also preceding her in death were a son, Randy Livingston, and a grandchild, Monte Livingston Jr.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 30, 2012, at Woodlawn Cemetery with the Rev. Calvin Buhler officiating.

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

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Debbie Baucom

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Debbie Ann Soens Baucom, age 53, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Baucom was born October 9, 1959 in Poplar Bluff.  She had formerly lived at Festus, Mo. for 12 years.  She was a member of New Covenant Fellowship church.

She was a  homemaker and enjoyed raising dogs, writing, spending time with her family and loved to travel. 

On November 29, 1986 she was married to Arthur Baucom in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  He survives.

Also surviving are her children, Tara Buacom and Shawn Baucom both of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Judy Brown of Florissant, Mo., and two brothers, Pete Soens and Jerry Soens both of Farmington, Mo.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elmer ‘Sparky’Soens and Lilly ‘Tilly’  Soens.

Visitation will begin at 12 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2012 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff followed by funeral services at 1 p.m. in the chapel, with Rev. Jerry Moore officiating.  Burial in New Oak Hill Cemetery, Williamsville, Mo.

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Christy Kneir

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Christy  Lynn Kneir, age 40, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Kneir was born May 14, 1972, in Poplar Bluff and had previously lived in Maryland and Virginia.  She was a member of Grace Christian Fellowship Church.

She was a surgical tech at Poplar Bluff Medical Partners.  She enjoyed reading and working in the yard.  She loved driving her new car and loved being with her grandchildren. 

On May 22, 2004, she was married to Kevin Kneir in Poplar Bluff.  He survives. 

Also surviving are her children, Amber Burgett, Lehanne Burgett, Krystal Kneir, Charlie Kneir, David Kneir, and Anna Kneir all of Poplar Bluff, Shayne Burgett of Virginia and Robert Burgett, stationed with the U.S.Army in Saudi Arabia; her parents, David and Lana Glaze of Poplar Bluff; her birth mother, Eddi Burch, grandmother, Betty Glaze, father-in-law, Charles Kneir of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Darla Presler and husband, Michael of Neelyville, Mo.; one brother, James Hughey of Williamsville, Mo.; grandchildren, Jacob Warren Kneir and Noah Sansoucie; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Harry and Henrietta Lee; her grandfather, Dennis Glaze and her great-grandparents, Henry and Cecil Batts.

Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Friday, October 26, 2012, at Grace Christian Fellowship Church, 3200 Warrior Lane, Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2012, at the church with Pastor Brian Sharp officiating.  Burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Poplar Bluff.

Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home of Poplar Bluff in charge of arrangements.

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Steven Mills

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Steven Mills, age 51, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, October 19, 2012 at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Mills was born May 6, 1961, in Montery, California and had spent most of his life in Butler County.

He was a cook at the Westwood Hills Country Club and enjoyed playing cross word puzzles, traveling, watching cartoons, and his grandchildren and a huge Kiss fan.

He was married to Thurma Rippie in 2008 and she survives.

Also surviving are his children Nicholle Mills, Brenton Mills, Robert Greer, Charles Greer and Don Howdeshell and his mother Ethel Watkins Mills Delleart of Poplar Bluff, sisters Barbara Wilson and Jean Hatford and brothers Darrell Mills, Kenneth Mills and Allan Mills, three grandchildren and eight nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service may be planned at a later date.

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Arthur Hillis

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Arthur Thurman Hillis, age 86, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Westwood Hills Healthcare.

Mr. Hillis was born August 12, 1926, in Poplar Bluff and was a life time Butler County resident.  He retired as a maintenance supervisor for the city of Poplar Bluff street  department.  He was of the Baptist faith.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball and softball. 

On February 14, 1948, he was  married to Peggy (Kliensorge) Hillis, in Piggot, Arkansas.  She preceded him in death on October 1, 2006.   

Mr. Hillis is survived by one son, Ronald Gene Hillis and wife, Tanya; his son-in-law, Joe L. Ward; and one special niece, Janice Crook, all of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Lola Feverston of Poplar Bluff; and a special brother-in-law, Ralph Mayes of Poplar Bluff; four grandchildren, Daniel Hillis, Malia Cannaday, Joe L. Ward Jr., Michael Ward all of Poplar Bluff; three great-grandchildren, Stephanie Ward of Pittsburg, Pa., Sara Ward of St. Louis, and Michael Ward Jr. of Poplar Bluff, and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents, Walter Charles Hillis and Eva Marie Hillis;  two daughters, Sandra Hillis and Martha Suzy Ward; two sisters, Dorothy Mayes and  Ethel Welch; six brothers, Ernie Hillis, Verley Hillis, Charles Hillis, Willard Hillis, Cecil Hillis, and Donald Hillis.

 Visitation for Mr. Hillis will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, October 22, 2012 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral services at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in the chapel with Rev. Ralph Mayes officiating.  Burial in the City Cemetery.

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Teddy Dowd

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

 Teddy Dowd, 61, of Poplar Bluff, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at his residence. 

Mr. Dowd was born June 11, 1951, in Poplar Bluff, to parents Theodore and Dorothy (Boyers) Dowd.  He was a member of the Eagles #3730.  A glass cutter and installer by trade, he enjoyed car racing, golfing, coaching baseball and loved  music

He is survived by his children, Jason Dowd and wife, Melissa and Steve Buchanan and wife, Nancey; his mother, Dorothy Dowd;  two sisters, Debbie Conover and husband, Pete, and Sandi Cowan;  one brother, Larry Dowd and wife, Diane; and grandchildren, Drew, Mackenzie and Samantha Dowd, and Dexter and Amanda Moore.

He is preceded in death by his father, Theodore Dowd.

Visitation will be 12-1:30 p.m., Sunday Oct. 21, 2012, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo., followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m., in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Doug Osborn officiating.  Burial will be in Black Creek Cemetery.

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Richard Geisinger

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Richard Adam Geisinger, age 53, passed away Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at his home in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

He is survived by Barbara of the home; four step-daughters, Tina Webb of Alkins, Ar., Selina Pennington of Chaffee, Mo., Jimmie Robison and Jennifer Mosbey, both of Dexter, Mo.

No services are planned at this time.

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John Riley Ratliff

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

John Riley Ratliff passed away Saturday October 13, 2012 at the John J. Pershing V.A. Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  He was 77.

Mr. Ratliff was born August 13, 1935 in Kirksville, Missouri.  He was a former resident of Casa Grande, Arizona.   He was a truck driver and served in the U.S. Army, Airborne Ranger, during the Korean Conflict. 

He is survived by three sisters and two brothers. 

Preceding him death are his parents Joseph Ratliff and Claudia (Overstreet) Ratliff.

No services are scheduled.

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Rev. Cecil Hillis

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Rev. Cecil Eugene Hillis, 81, of Poplar Bluff, went to his Heavenly home Monday, October 15, 2012, at his residence.  

Mr. Hillis was born April 19, 1931, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the late Walter Charles Hillis and Eva Marie (Strange) Hillis.  He was a lifetime resident of Butler County.  Mr. Hillis was an ordained Southern Baptist Minister and Deacon.  He was brick and masonry layer by trade.  He enjoyed laying bricks, playing volleyball with the children and grandchildren and loved doing auctions.  He also owned and operated three school buses for years.  He was a  member of Fairview Southern Baptist Church where he was the song leader.  He pastored many churches in the area. 

On January 13, 1952, he married Genevia (Chatman) at Harviell, Mo.  She survives. 

 Also surviving are his children, Lawrence Eugene Hillis and his wife, Janet of Poplar Bluff, Gracie Ann Holford and husband, Richard of Alamogordo, New Mexico., Teddy Mack Hillis and his wife, Cheryl of Noble Oklahoma, Nancy June Dunivan and husband, Chris of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Lola Feverston of Poplar Bluff and one brother, Arthur Hillis of Poplar Bluff; sixteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  

He is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Eva Hillis; his sisters, Dessie Mae Hillis, Ethel Welch and Dorothy Mayes; four brothers, Ernie Hillis, Verley Hillis Willard Hillis and Charles Hillis. 

Visitation for Rev. Hillis will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, October 19, 2012 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. Funeral services will be held at  11am Saturday, October 20, 2012 in the chapel with Rev. Ralph Mayes and Rev Jerry Metcalf officiating.  Burial will be in Dunning Cemetery.

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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Kenneth Albert Roebuck, 75, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., went to his Heavenly home Monday, October 15, 2012, at his residence. 

Mr. Roebuck was born March 30, 1937, in Lawerence, Mass.  He had previously lived in Jackson, Mo., and most of his life in Massachusetts.  Mr. Roebuck attended Southside Assembly of God.  He had worked at Wang Laboratories, a computer manufacturing factory.  Ken loved reading books.  He loved to read his Bible and talk about Heaven.   He enjoyed telling funny jokes and making  people laugh, as well as writing letters  and keeping in touch with family and friends.  He taught Sunday School for over 25 years in Mass. He was an interesting speaker, which people loved.    

On February 2, 1987, he married Verna Hays, in Massachusetts.  She survives.  Also surviving are his two children, David Roebuck and wife Cindy,of Orlando, Florida and Brenda Davis of Methun Ma; three step children, Julie Epps  and husband, Glenn of Poplar Bluff, Chris and husband, John Guerrero of Jackson, Mo. and Col. Glenn Hillis II, of Washington, D.C. ;  one brother, Charles and wife, Vee Roebuck of San Diego, CA and a brother-in-law, Bobby Hays of Doniphan;  his grandchildren, Lacey and Ryan Sampson of Haverhill, Ma.; step-grandchildren, Glenn Epps III of Puxico, Aaron Epps of Poplar Bluff, Adam Epps of Poplar Bluff and Caroline Hillis of Maryland; numerous great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and one cousin, Doris Fleek.

Visitation will be 6p.m. Wed. October 17, 2012, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar St., Poplar Bluff, Mo.  The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thurs. October 18, 2012, at the Southside Assembly of God Church, 512 West Midland St., Poplar Bluff, with Pastor Jerry Lemons and Rev. Glenn Epps III officiating.  Burial will be in Corning Cemetery in Corning Arkansas.

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