Archive for October 2014 – Page 2

Jo Ann Reed

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Jo Ann Reed, 76, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed peacefully on October 5, 2014 of natural causes.  She is survived by her daughter, Marla Andrews of Poplar Bluff and son, Doug (Carolyn) Reed of Beaverton,  Oregon; her grandchildren, Michael Andrews, Chris Andrews and Justin Andrews of Poplar Bluff, and Harry Reed and Julia Reed of Beaverton, Oregon; great-grandchildren, Dawson Andrews, Gracie Andrews and Lillie Andrews all of Poplar Bluff.

A much beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Jo is fondly remembered for being the life of every party.  A smart woman with a strong will and a keen sense of fun, Jo Mama loved to sing, dance, play games and shower her family with love and affection.  She was a huge sports fan, an avid reader and a gentle soul who loved the holidays and family traditions most of all.

Jo Ann was born in Parma, Missouri on July 2, 1938, the first born daughter of Fred and Edna Buckley.  A spirited child who was her grandfather’s favorite fishing buddy.  Jo was prone to mischief.  She grew up on the family farm and learned the value of hard work and the importance of education, traits she passed on to her children and values she embodied her entire life.

Jo Ann married Dewayne Reed of Broseley, Mo. in July 1959 and they built a life together in Missouri, California and Arizona until Dewayne’s passing in January 2005.  They enjoyed traveling together.

We remember Jo Mama for the many fun-filled times that spanned her entire life.  She was a memorable woman and left her mark and positive energy on everyone she met.  We will all miss her, but know she is in a better place.  We celebrate her life, her love and her memory.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Brown Chapel Cemetery, Broseley, Mo., with Brother Gary Groves officiating.

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Cathy Tanner

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Cathy Dianne Tanner, 57, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away October 3, 2014 at her home.

Ms. Tanner was born November 18, 1956.  She retired from SEMORS (group home) and enjoyed watching true crime TV and reading true crime books. She formerly attended the Palace of Praise Church in Poplar Bluff.

She is survived by her daughter, Chelsea Tanner and mother Deltha Hankins, as well as one sister, Charlotte Gimblett.

A memorial visitation will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014 followed by a memorial funeral service at 7 p.m. at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home, 844 Cedar Street, Poplar Bluff, Mo.  Rev. Rick White will officiate.


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Shirley Turner

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Shirley Vona Jean Turner, 77, of Neelyville, Mo., died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Turner was born September. 21, 1937 in Naylor, Mo. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of the Walnut Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Neelyville, Mo. She enjoyed flowers, traveling, animals, yard sales, her children, and working on the farm with her husband and family.

On November 18, 1954 she married Norman Wayne Turner in Naylor, Mo. He preceded her in death on March 9, 1987.

Survivors include her children, Darrell Wayne Turner, of Harviell, Mo., Linda Jean Jordan and husband Tim, of Neelyville, Mo.; one sister, Shelba Turner, of Neelyville, Mo.; five grandchildren, Rachel, Jeannie, Chanda, Wayne, Shonda; Three great-grandchildren, Luke, Miranda, and William.

Besides her husband also preceding her in death is, one son, Donald Esselman Turner; her parents, Daniel Eli Wertenberger and Birdie Lee Hall; and three brothers, William Wertenburger, Frank Wertenburger, and Daniel Earl Wertenburger.

Visitation will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014, at Fowler-Sullivan Memorial Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Friday October 3, 2014 in the Chapel. Burial will be held a Naylor Memorial Cemetery.

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