Archive for March 2013

Allan Kovach

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Allan L. Kovach, age 66, formerly of Neelyville, Mo., passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Mr. Kovach was born January 26, 1947, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the late Frank and Loretta (Kleinsorge) Kovach.  He was a truck dispatcher and enjoyed bluegrass music and watching westerns.  He was of the Baptist faith.

He is survived by one son, Allan Kovach Jr.; a sister, Janice Crook; and two brothers, Mickey Kovach and Phillip Kleinsorge.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.


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Everett Hornbeck

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Everett Roy Hornbeck, age  90, of Cabot, Arkansas, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013, at the Eugene Towbin Veterans Hospital in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

 Mr. Hornbeck joined the Army in 1940, became a paratrooper, and jumped into Sicily several hours before the invasion to lay ground work.  He was taken prisoner on July 12, 1943 and was liberated on April 12, 1945. After leaving the Army, he was a successful general contractor in St. Louis, Missouri for many years.  He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America for over 60 years.  Upon retirement, he moved back to Poplar Bluff, Missouri and later to Cabot, Arkansas.  He loved his family and his church.  He was an avid golfer and gardener.  He will be missed by all who knew him. 

Mr. Hornbeck was born February 14, 1923, to the late Ransom and Myrtle Hornbeck.  On July 11, 1945, he married Lea (Pete) Hays in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.  She survives.  Other survivors include his son, Denny Hornbeck and wife, Nancy of Defiance, Missouri, and a daughter, Kolynn Ezell and husband, Wayne (Stormy) of Cabot, Arkansas; 5 grandchildren, Melanie Shipley and husband, Mike, Michele Dunn and husband Tony, Michael Hornbeck and wife, Jamie, all of St. Louis, Missouri, Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Gill and wife Rose of Dunedin, Florida, and Nicholas Frost and wife Megan of Austin, Arkansas; 7 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Donny Hornbeck and wife, Betty of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, and Ralph Hornbeck of St. Louis, Missouri. He is preceded in death by ten siblings.  

Visitation will be held on Thursday March 21, 2013 at 12 (noon), at the Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar St. Poplar Bluff, Mo. , followed by funeral services at 1 p.m. in the chapel, with Ron Fowler officiating.  Burial with military honors in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.


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Delores Arbuckle

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Delores Lee Arbuckle, age 72, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away at her home on Monday, March 11, 2013.  She was born February 5, 1941 in Champaign, Ill., and had resided in Poplar Bluff for the last 28 years.

On October 10, 1970, she married LeRoy Arbuckle.  He preceded her in death on October 29, 2011. She was a nurse and enjoyed sewing. 

She is survived by five children, Wilma Palmer, James Potter, Roger Potter, Michael Arbuckle and Shannon Arbuckle; a sister, Janie Abbot; and brothers, Donny Matthews and Tony Matthews; 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Her parents Carl and Lois (Jones) Mathews also precede her in death.  

Visitation will be held at noon, Monday, March 18, 2013, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Pastor Jerry Lemons officiating. Burial in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Bloomfield, Mo.


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Arthur Leroy Ward Sr.

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Arthur Leroy Ward Sr., age 75,  of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, March 15, 2013 at his home. 

Mr. Ward was born September 24, 1937, to the late Roy and Valerie Ward, and had lived most of his life in Butler County.  He served in the United States Air Force and had worked as a truck driver.

He was a member of Twin Springs Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and working on lawn mowers. 

He was married to  Barbara Ward,  who survives.

Other survivors include one son, Arthur Ward Jr.; and  two granddaughters, Jessica Ward and Kara Doggett.

One brother, Ralph Paul Ward, also precede him in death.  

A memorial visitation will be held at 11 a.m.  Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo. followed by funeral service at 12 p.m. in the chapel.

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Roger Dale Fleener

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Roger Dale “Buddy” Fleener, age 53, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away March 11, 2013, at his residence.  

Mr. Fleener was born February 12, 1960 in Little Rock, Ark. to parents, Charles and Faye (Hill) Fleener.  He was a construction worker and enjoyed fishing and hunting.  He was of the Baptist faith. 

He is survived by his mother, Faye Boatner, of Poplar Bluff; one son, Nathan Amos of Elwood, Ind.; a sister, Linda D. Miller of Poplar Bluff; three brothers, Jerry Fleener, of Poplar Bluff, John T. Fleener of McCalaster, Oklahoma, Terry Boatner of Moore, Oklahoma. 

Preceding him in death include his father, Charles Fleener; grandparents, Dewey and Essie Hill; sister-in-law, Rhonda Fleener and brother-in-law, Ray Miller.

A visitation will be held from 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.

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Richard Smith Jr.

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Richard Smith Jr., age 56, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday March 4, 2013 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. 

Mr. Smith was born December 10, 1956, in Deols, France, to the late Richard Smith Sr. and Patsy(Jones) Smith.  He was a farmer and enjoyed fishing and watching Cardinal baseball. 

He is survived by a daughter, Lynette Smith; grandchild, Presley Smith and one sister, JoAnn Johnson and husband, Joe of Wappapello, Mo. 

One brother, Harvey Smith, also preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday March 8, 2013 at the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery, with Ron Fowler officiating.

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David Vannoy

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

David Ray Vannoy,age 72, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, March 4, 2013 at his home. 

Mr. Vannoy was born June 25, 1940 in Hiram, Mo.  to the late David Clem and Erma (Costephens) Vannoy.   He had formerly lived in Wayne County.  He retired from ABF Trucking and raised cattle, loved horses and fishing.  He was of the Baptist faith.  

On March 23, 2002 he married Carolyn Vannoy at Hiram, Mo.  She survives. 

 Also surviving are his children, Linda Vannoy and husband, Leo Cruz and Ray Vannoy and wife, Teresa;  his sisters, Margie Allen, Mary Gains, Marie Yount, JoAnn Morphew, and Sandra Kay Anderson; one brother, Harold “Rover” Vannoy; granddaughter, Brittany Vannoy; step-grandchildren, Emily, Maeghan and Tristan Taylor and his mother-in-law Gladys Clifton. 

Also preceding him in death include one sister, Wilma Lou Vannoy; four brothers, Wayne Vannoy, Jimmy Vannoy, Robert Vannoy and Otto Vannoy.

Visitation will be held from 12 (noon) to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2013, follow by funeral services at 2 p.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo., with the Rev. Larry Jordan officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family request memorials to be made to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, Ar.

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Jesse Hornbeck

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Jesse M. Hornbeck, age 87, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at The Manor in Poplar Bluff. 

Mr. Hornbeck was born July 10, 1925, in Poplar Bluff, to the late Ransom and Rosetta (Redford) Hornbeck. He attended Poplar Bluff School before joining the CCC from 1939-1941.  He served in the United States Army from 1941-1945, during WWII.  He worked at Toellner Bakery (Bamby Bread), for 20 years. He then retired in 1990 from the Missouri Highway Patrol, as head of Maintenance for 22 years. Mr. Hornbeck was a devoted man to his children and grandchildren.  An avid gardener, he loved sharing his tomatoes and cucumbers with his many family and friends. 

On October 5, 1944, he married Mary (Gower) Hornbeck, in Corning, Ark.  She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Brenda Bellamy and husband, Allan, of Springfield, Mo., and Sharon Tibbs and husband, Marion, of Poplar Bluff; four grandchildren, Kimberly Bellamy, Springfield, Mo., Scott  Bellamy and wife, Michelle, Olathe, Ks.; Michelle Bates and husband, Doug, Poplar Bluff, Brian Tibbs and wife, Lori, Poplar Bluff; great-grandchildren, Kaylee Hessling and husband, David, Dexter, Mo., Kelsey Bates, Lucas, Tanner, and Tyson Tibbs, all of Poplar Bluff, Ashley Davis and husband, Jason, of Long Beach, Ms., Cole and Drew Bellamy of Olathe, Ks.; five great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Everett and wife, Pete, Little Rock, Ar., Donnie Hornbeck and wife, Betty, Poplar Bluff, Ralph Hornbeck, St. Louis, Mo., two sister-in-laws, Dorothy Moore, Poplar Bluff and Carol Hornbeck, of Naylor.

Also preceding Mr. Hornbeck in death are siblings, Willis, Trillis, Albert, and  Arvel Hornbeck, Lula Bell Moore, Carl and Ira Hornbeck.

Visitation will begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo., followed by graveside services, with Military Honors, at 1:30 p.m. in the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.  Services officiated by Ron Fowler.

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Pauline Lade

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Pauline L. Lade, age 89, lifetime resident of Poplar Bluff, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013 at her home. 

Mrs. Lade was born January 10, 1924, at Poplar Bluff, to the late Alonzo and Ethel Clara (Snook) Hornbeck.  She retired from the V.A . Medical Center and also, from the Poplar Bluff School, as a kitchen manager.  She enjoyed fishing, quilting, and gardening.  She was a member of Third Baptist Church and Semo United Blind Club.

On August 2, 1941, she married Victor Lade in Corning, Ark.  He preceded her in death on June 30. 1978.

She is survived by her children, Larry Lade, Nora Davis and (niece) Virginia Crafford; sisters, Irene Lade and Suzie Vaughn, one brother, Richard Hornbeck; seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Also preceding her in death include a daughter, Linda Grills; three grandchildren, Rodney Grills, Freddy Davis and Amy Crafford; five sisters, Martha Stephens, Mary Matilda Shoemake, Alta Vanderpool, Kathryn Corcoran, Margaret Hornbeck; five brothers, Charles, Leo, Roy, Alfred and Lloyd Hornbeck; two nephews, Bill Overton and Melvin Overton; and her grandparents, Frances Marion and Susan ( Beales) Hornbeck, Charles Berdett and Mary Jane (Schmick) Snook.

Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff.  Graveside services at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013  in the City Cemetery with Rev. Bob Fry officiating.

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Kathryn Wilson

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Kathryn Lynn Wilson, age 56, lifetime resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, at the Poplar Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Wilson was born September 18, 1956, in Poplar Bluff.  She had worked at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center and enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include two sisters, Patricia Sadler of Brandon, Florida, and Phyllis Jarrell of Poplar Bluff; and one brother, David Wilson of Williamsville, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul E. Wilson and Birdie (Mitchell) Hodge, and one brother, Larry E. Wilson.

The family will have an interment at a later date.

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