Archive for April 2014 – Page 2

John Tippen

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

John Andrew Tippen, 75, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014.  He fought his battle with Leukemia with God’s help and is now in Heaven.

John was born November 24, 1938 in Parma, Mo.  He served in the U.S. Army and retired from the Butler County Highway Department.  He was a Christian man and attended Little Brown General Baptist Church. 

On October 15, 1960, he married Barbara Gillihan.  She survives. 

They have two children; a son, John Alan Tippen of Puxico and a daughter, Bonnie Aldridge and husband, Rod, of Qulin; three grandchildren, Jessica Spencer and husband, Lee, of Poplar Bluff, Joshua and Hunter Aldridge both of Qulin.

He is also survived by his mother, Helen Hufstedler of Poplar Bluff; two sisters, Joyce Huggins of Corning, Ar., and Lois Orr of Norman, Ok.; three brothers, Tom Tippen of Poplar Bluff, David Tippen of Wappappello and Danny Tippen of Dexter.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Tippen and sister, Carol Adams.

Visitation at 6 p.m., Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, in the chapel, with Bro. Kenny Durham officiating.  Burial will be held in the Mo. Veteran’s Cemetery in Bloomfield, Mo., with full military honors.

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Anna (Cooper) Reece

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Anna (Cooper) Reece, 51, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away Monday, April 7, 2014. 

Mrs. Reece was born October 3, 1962 to the late Elbert and Betty (McNew) Edwards.  She enjoyed music.

She is survived by her husband, Michael J. Reece; two sons, Joshua Summers and Joseph Summers; a sister, Angie Blagg; three brothers, Junior Harmon, Randy Quigley and David Edwards; her grandchildren, Jayden Summers, Elijah Russell and Jerick Summers.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 10, 2014, followed by the funeral service at 12 (noon) at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  Rev. Dennis Brandt will officiate.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.


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Warren Whitworth

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Warren Frank Whitworth died March 30, 2014. Warren was born May 13, 1944, in Buffalo, N.Y., to Eldon Whitworth and Edith Glover Whitworth.
The family moved to Poplar Bluff, Mo., in 1956, where Warren grew up and graduated from Poplar Bluff High School in 1962. During his high school years, in addition to playing football and throwing discus and shot put on the track team, he was a member of the Civil Air Patrol and began skydiving.
Warren enlisted in the Army in 1963, trained for Airborne duty at Fort Benning, Ga., then went through survival training at Fort Bragg, N.C., in order to serve in the Special Forces. Warren did three tours of duty in Vietnam, during which time, he was awarded a Purple Heart, a bronze star and a silver star with an oak leaf cluster. Later, he became a member of Veterans for Peace.
Following his honorable discharge in 1967, he attended Three Rivers College. He worked at a variety of jobs, eventually training as a welder. Warren belonged to the boiler makers union and worked on construction of electrical and nuclear power plants. From 1984-1989, he served as a supervisor with General Electric in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He continued with the boiler makers until he suffered a stroke and was disabled in 1996.
Warren is survived by sisters, Melanie Dietzel of Fayetteville, Ark., and Lynne Patton of Poplar Bluff; daughter, Leigh Anne Terry (Scott) of Barnhart, Mo.; son, John Ryan Whitworth (Peggy) of St. Augustine, Fla.; grandchildren, Emily, Megan and Cooper Terry and Lucas and Jack Whitworth; and nephews and nieces.
Warren loved spending time with his grandchildren, following the Poplar Bluff Mules, Missouri Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. He was always reading a book or solving a crossword puzzle. He will be missed by family and friends who shared his life.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Brian Edward Whitworth.
In lieu of flowers, Warren requested that donations be made to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital, 1 Childrens Place, Saint Louis, MO 63110, or
The family invites friends to remember Warren at a gathering at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Claudia House, 626 Cynthia St., Poplar Bluff, MO.
Arrangements by Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home.

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Pauline Woolard

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Pauline Lucille Woolard, 90, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Woolard, born July 11, 1923, was a nursing home worker/caregiver. She enjoyed watching television and shopping and was of the Pentecostal faith. She had lived in Butler County for 50 years.

On May 18, 1946, she married Cleo Anderson Woolard. He preceded her in death in September 1994.

Survivors include her children, Pat Crawley and husband, Ronald, Sheri Daley and husband, Larry, and Douglas Woolard and wife, Cathy; 17 grandchildren; and many great and great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Claude Gamblin and Olivia Pierce; two children, Brenda Walenberg and Debbi Grobe; and one sister, Ruby Garrett.

A family visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday with public visitation following at noon at Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel in Neelyville. The funeral service will then be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in Kinsey Cemetery.

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