Kathy A. Cusack
Kathy Ann Cusack, 44, died May 23, 2004, in Williamsville, Mo.
She was born Jan. 25, 1960, in Danburg, Conn., daughter of Grace (Gennerich) Cusack, who survives and resides in New Fairfield, Conn. and the late Norman Richard Cusack.
Kathy was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith.
She is survived by her companion of 15 years, Kevin Kinney, Williamsville; four sons, Michael Scofield, O'Fallon, Ill., Max Robinson, Silva, Kevin Kinney Jr., Broseley, Tyler Kinney of the home; one daughter, Elizbeth Hunter, O'Fallon, Ill.; one sister, Jacqueline Cusack, Madison, Conn.; grandmother, Claire Scofield, New Fairfield, Conn.
Graveside services were held June 12 at Carson Hill Cemetery, Piedmont, with Rev. David Million officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont.
Scott S. Warmack
Scott Shawn Warmack, 38, died June 3, 2004, in an automobile accident near Patterson, Mo.
He was born Jan. 12, 1966, in Kalamazoo, Mich., son of Calvin Warmack, who survives and resides in Kentucky and the late Naomi Warmack.
He was united in marriage to Connie Strossner Aug. 27, 1996, in Piedmont and she survives, residing in Patterson.
Mr. Warmack was self employed. He attended the Lord's Chapel in Poplar Bluff and established the Born Again Heathen ministry.
In addition to his father and wife, he is survived by one daughter, Kelly; four brothers, David Warmack, Grand Rapids, Mich., Larry Warmack, Kenosho, Wisc., Terry Warmack, Jackson, Roger Warmack, Rockford, Ill.; one sister, Connie Nielson, Rockford, Ill.
The funeral was held June 7 at Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Piedmont, with Pastor Rowdy Boyer officiating.
Jerome 'Buford' Lewis
Jerome "Buford" Lewis, 88, died June 3, 2004, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
He was born Jan. 23, 1916, in Des Arc, Mo., son of the late Jerome and Zella (Seal) Lewis.
He was united in marriage to Janet King in October of 1947, and she preceded him in death Dec. 18, 2001.
Mr. Lewis was owner/operator of a general merchandise store in Des Arc. He was a merchant marine and a member of Wayne Masonic Lodge #526 AF&AM and Scottish Rite of St. Louis. He was of the Presbyterian faith.
He is survived by one son, Greg B. Lewis, Jackson; two brothers, Carter Lewis, Kansas City, Howard Lewis, Van Buren; one sister, Vela Nichols, St. Louis; one granddaughter, Victoria Lewis.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Lewis, four sisters, Avis Jones, Inez Knight, Juna Lovelace and Alta Lindquist.
The funeral was held June 10 at Des Arc Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Belmar officiating and music by Leslie McCaig.
Burial was in Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc.
Arrangements were under the direction of Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont.
Emery Gibson, 78, died Nov. 28, 2004, at Madison Medical Center in Fredericktown, Mo.
He was born March 29, 1926, in Buckhorn, Mo., son of the late Jacob and Sarah (Stevens) Gibson.
He was united in marriage to Esther Stafford Aug. 3, 1946, in Coldwater and she preceded him in death March 4, 2000.
Mr. Gibson served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII from 1944-46, where he earned the rank of corporal. He was a self-employed logger. Mr. Gibson enjoyed hunting, fishing and music and played lead guitar. He was a member of the Oak Dale Baptist Church in Coldwater.
He is survived by two sons, Barry (Darlene) Gibson, Jerry (Shelia) Gibson, all of Coldwater; one daughter, Denise Gibson, Fredericktown; companion, Ruby Fitzgerald, Fredericktown; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sons, Gale, Terry and Gary Gibson, one great-grandson, Tommy Earl Shafer III.
The funeral was held Dec. 2 at Wilson Funeral Home, Fredericktown, with Bro. Willis Guess officiating.
Pallbearers were Danny Gibson Sr., Ron Gibson, Lonnie Berry, Kenneth Stevens, Jay Cook and Donald Stafford. Burial was in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near Zion with full military honors by the Missouri National Guard.
Mary A. Wood
Mary E. Wood, 55, died Nov. 30, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
She was born Jan. 11, 1949, in Doniphan, Mo., daughter of Maxine Jones, who survives and resides in Doniphan.
She was united in marriage to Ray C. Wood Sept. 21, 1996, and he survives, residing in Doniphan.
Mrs. Wood was an in-home health care worker for Current River Home Health Care.
In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by two sons, Jim and Jeff Jones, both of Springfield; five sisters, Connie, Joyce and Carol, Glenda Long, Springfield, Joan Kusterman, Hemphill, Texas; two grandchildren, Katlyn Jones, Tyler Ray Jones; one stepson, Sherwin Wood, Park Hills; one stepdaughter, Linda Kindlesparger, Thompsonville, Ill.
The funeral was held Dec. 5 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Green ville, with Rev. Larry Sprous officiating.
Pallbearers were Alex Ruegg, Ronnie Street, Larry Plunkett Sr., Sherwin Wood, Raymond C. Wood and David Kindlesparger. Burial was in Stevens Cemetery, Green ville.
George A. Sheets
George Alex Sheets, 63, died Dec. 5, 2004, in Imperial, Mo.
He was born Dec. 15, 1940, in Mill Spring, Mo., son of the late Harry and Bertha Sheets.
Mr. Sheets was a retired carpenter and operated Sheets Roofing and Siding Company for many years.
He is survived by two sons, Tim (Leigh) Sheets, Piedmont, Gary Sheets, St. Charles; two brothers, Paul (Anna) Sheets, Pocahontas, Ark., Ed (Sandy) Sheets, Florissant; four sisters, Dorothy Montgomery, Piedmont, Betty (Bob) Newland, Imperial, Pauline (Enoch) Thompson, Piedmont, Janet (Ray) Gregory, St. Louis; two grandsons, Hunter and Cole Sheets.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Glenda Garris.
The funeral was held Dec. 7 at Morrison-Worley Funeral Chapel, Piedmont, with Rev. Jack Ruble officiating and music provided by Fran Cassidy, Paul, Doug, Kelly and Anna Sheets.
Pallbearers were Cole Sheets, Doug Sheets, David Brown, Steve Brown, Richard Montgomery and Rick Thompson. Burial was in Mill Spring Cemetery.
Madison L. Meyer
Madison Lynn Meyer, 2 days, infant daughter of Ashlee Barton and Ronald Eugene Meyer Jr. of St. John, Mo., was born Nov. 27, 2004, and died Nov. 29, 2004, at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.
In addition to her parents, other survivors include two sisters, Macayla Elizabeth Meyer, Destiny Renee Barton, both of the home; grandparents, Heidi and David Barton, Poplar Bluff, Beverly Ramshur, Piedmont, Martha and Ronnie Meyer, Piedmont; great-grandmothers, Nadine Barton, Fisk, Kay Zamzow, Loretta Lundy, both of Piedmont; great-great-grandmother, Eva Lee Fisher, Piedmont.
The funeral was held Dec. 4 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Julie Ruble officiating. Pallbearer was Ronnie Meyer Jr. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery.
Jennifer Marie Rankin, 30, of Belleville, Ill., died Nov. 29, 2004, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.
She was born April 6, 1974, in St. Louis County, Mo., daughter of the late Harold and Darlene (Bucher) Rankin.
Miss Rankin went to school in Illinois.
She is survived by one sister, Deborah (Darrin) Freeman, Belleville, Ill.; one brother, Arthur (Renee) Rankin, DeSoto; grandfather, Delbert Bucher, Springfield; grandmother, Maxine (Edison) Morgan, Williamsville; uncle, Dwight Bucher, Springfield; aunt, Carolyn (Raul) Guerrant, Gerald.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Beatrice Bucher.
The funeral was held Dec. 1 at the Assembly of God Church in Williamsville with Rev. Delbert Bucher officiating. Burial was in Duncan Cemetery, Williamsville.
Virginia Irene Proffitt, 21, died Nov. 16, 2004, in Piedmont, Mo.
She was born June 10, 1983, in Houston, Texas, daughter of Donald Barnes and Patsy Barnes, who survive.
She was united in marriage to David Proffitt and he survives.
Mrs. Proffitt was a home health care worker.
In addition to her parents and husband, she is survived by Two children, Austin Kime and Victoria Proffitt, both of the home; grandfather, Gene Reeves.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Becker, and grandmother, Victoria Reeves.
The funeral was held Nov. 18 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Rev. C.J. Casteel officiating and music by Rev. Casteel and Virginia Dinkins.
Pallbearers were Larry Marble, John A. Reeves, John D. Reeves, Jerry Reeves, Jerry Casey and Thomas Hime. Burial was in Mt. View Cemetery.
Arthur C. Sweezea
Arthur Clinton Sweezea, 76, died Nov. 25, 2004, in Mexico, Mo.
He was born April 9, 1928, in Wayne County, Mo., son of the late Turner and Nancy (Kiger) Sweezea.
He was united in marriage for 50 years to Betty Jean Boyer, and she survives, residing in Gerald.
Mr. Sweezea was a machinist for Brown Tool Company in Patterson. He attended White Hollow General Baptist Church, Clubb.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, DeWayne Arthur Sweezea, Gerald; one daughter, Paula (Robert) Sweezea-Besalke, Mexico; one brother, Arvel Sweeza, Poplar Bluff; one sister, Eathel Hill, Boonville; two grandchildren, Melissa Sweezea, Amber Oxley.
Preceding him in death were two brothers, Ira and Luther Sweezea, and one sister, Edith Hill.
The funeral was held Nov. 29 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Rev. Clinton Massey and Rev. Junior Bennett officiating. Music was provided by Shirley and Ivan McGee, Marie Massey and Regina McCulley.
Pallbearers were Robert Besalke, Doug Sweezea, Ivan McGee, Dale Boyer, Jeff Sweeza and Charles Sweeza. Burial was in Carson Hill Cemetery, Mill Spring.
Nadine Mills, 73, died Nov. 23, 2004, at her home in Piedmont, Mo.
She was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Biggers, Ark., daughter of the late Emmit and Stella (Pogue) Brewster.
She was united in marriage to Rodney Mills Nov. 27, 1946, and he preceded her in death Jan. 15, 1999.
Mrs. Mills was a seamstress at New Era Shirt Manufacturing in Ironton for several years. She enjoyed fishing, quilting and crocheting and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Annapolis.
She is survived by one son, Joe (Nancy) Mills, Annapolis; two daughters, Stella (Bob) Firebaugh, Piedmont, Margie Sherrill, Ironton; one brother, Harold Brewster, Salem, Ill.; two sisters, Eileen Rust, Percy, Ill., Mac Inselman, Delavin, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two faithful companions, Peanuts and Fonzie.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Mike, Tom and John Mills, one granddaughter, two brothers and one sister.
The funeral was held Nov. 27 at Wilson Funeral Home, Fredericktown, with Bro. Clarence Casteel officiating.
Pallbearers were Rodney Joe Mills, Andrew Firebaugh, Albert Firebaugh, Rickie Brown, Jeremiah Sutton and Joseph Sutton. Honorary pallbearer was Manny Mills. Burial was in Marcus Memorial Park Cemetery, Fredericktown.
Marjorie B. 'Spec' Adams
Marjorie Beth "Spec" Adams, 94, died Nov. 28, 2004, at Farmington Presbyterian Manor in Farmington, Mo.
She was born Sept. 22, 1910, in Numa, Iowa, daughter of the late Alexander and Frances (Wychoff) Becknal.
She was united in marriage to James Oscar Adams Oct. 19, 1926, in Green ville, and he preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1975.
She lived most of her life in Vulcan, except the last 14 years she has been with her daughter, Phyllis, of Farmington. She attended the Baptist Church of Des Arc and the Assembly of God Church in Vulcan. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by one son, Oscar D. Adams, Overland; one daughter, Phyllis Mertell, Farmington; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; six step-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; 15 step-great-great-grandchildren; four daughters-in-law, Opal Vick, Pauline Hopkins, Mary Adams, Jo Adams.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Marshall "Jack" Adams, Delmer "Buddy" Adams; three stepsons, Delbert, Willard and Alvin Adams; one brother, Neal Becknal; two sisters, Alice Lewis, Blanche Sykes; two sons-in-law, Raymond Mertell, Bert Anglin; two step-daughters-in-law, Cora Adams, Neva Grotweil; two step-grandsons, Michael and Alvin Adams.
The funeral was held Nov. 30 at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Rev. Jerry Cuneio officiating.
Pallbearers were Billy Lee, Aurlin Pennington, Sam Adams, Kenneth "Cub" Ruble, Leland "Cotton" Ruble and John Adams. Honorary Pallbearers were Stanley, Dennis, Steve, Lavern, Terry and Greg Adams. Burial was in Mt. View Cemetery, Des Arc.
Billy D. Mann
Billy D. Mann, 33, died Nov. 25, 2004, at his residence in Mill Spring, Mo.
He was born Aug. 2, 1971, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Billy J. and Judy (Foster ) Mann, who survive and reside in Mill Spring.
He was a self-employed timber worker.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one son, Hayden Mann; two daughters, Rhea and Lily Mann, all of Piedmont; two sisters, Carolyn (Wade) Lacey, Roberta Mann, all of Piedmont; grandmother, Clara Mann, Piedmont; one niece, Tara Moyers; one nephew, Jeremy Lacey.
The funeral was held Nov. 27, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, with Dr. Frank W. Myers officiating.
Pallbearers were Matt L'Heureux, Rusty Besher, Nathan Singleton, Robert DeClue, David Miller and Franklin Kinney. Burial was in Mill Spring Cemetery.