Archive for October 2018

Laura Gorsuch

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Laura K. Gorsuch, 65, of Poplar Bluff passed away October 6, 2018 at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center.  

Mrs. Gorsuch was born September 23, 1953 to the late Kenneth and Patricia Meeks in Detroit, MI.  On November 18, 1972 she was married to James Gorsuch in Detroit.  He preceded her in death January 6, 2001.  

Mrs. Gorsuch enjoyed watching soap operas and playing games on the computer.  

She is survived by her daughter, Christie Gorsuch (Robert Sadler) of Poplar Bluff.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, James, father, Kenneth Meeks and mother, Patricia (Poole) Meeks.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, October 10, 2018 11-11:40 am  at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home 844 Cedar St. Poplar Bluff.  Procession will leave at 11:40 for Ash Hill Cemetery for a 12 pm graveside funeral with Ronnie Fowler officiating.


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Billie Jean Phipps (Venable)

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Billie Jean Phipps (Venable) , 86 of Poplar Bluff departed this life on Tuesday October 2, 2018 at her residence. She was born on May 27, 1932 in Essex Mo. to the late Elmer and Lydia Burns. She was of the Baptist Faith, was a homemaker, loved traveling, reading, gardening, she loved it when family and friends would come to her home for visits and meals.

She is survived by her children, Linda Rae Pipkins, Jimmy Darrell Phipps. Her grandchildren Scott Tolliver and wife Tammy,Angie DeShaney and husband Roy, Kim Treaster, Jeremiah Reese, Andrea Cromer. Twelve great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren, one sister Patricia Forsythe.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by her beloved Floyd Venable, by her brothers, Leon,Jim, Louie, John, Floyd Burns. by three sisters, Imogene McDaniel, Mary Bell Wilson, Lucille Sheppard.

Visitation will be on Saturday October 6, 2018  at 10 am at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home. Funeral service will start at 11 am in the funeral home chapel  with Dr. Steve Proctor officiating  burial will follow in the City Cemetery.

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