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Updated Obituary for Nancy Wade
February 20th 2017 by Dee Loflin
Updated Obituary for Nancy Wade

Nancy Carol Wade, daughter of the late Roy Gardner and Madeline Meyers Smith of Dexter was born on November 24, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri and departed this life on February 17, 2017 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 66.

Mrs. Wade was a Department Manager for Wal-Mart. She was a resident of Dexter.

On July 17, 1989 she was united in marriage to John T. Wade in Dexter.  Mr. Wade survives of their residence in Dexter.

Besides her husband and mother she is survived by one son, Brian Barnes of Jackson, Missouri; by two daughters, Melanie Geiger of Bell City and Carmen Maddox of Hawaii; by two step-sons, John M. Wade of Galesburg, Illinois and Jason T. Wade of Mount Vernon, Illinois; by one sister, Violet Higgs of Dexter; by eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Besides her father, she was preceded in death by her step-father, whom she was raised by, Steve Smith.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. 

A grave-side service will be conducted immediately following visitation at the Caroline Dowdy Cemetery with Herman Morse officiating. 

In lieu of flowers the family requests all memorials be made to the Stoddard County Children’s Home or a Shriners Hospital of the donors choice.


Last Updated on February 20th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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In Memory of Larry Barnes, Sr.
February 20th 2017 by Dee Loflin
In Memory of Larry Barnes, Sr.

Larry Dale Barnes, Sr. was born on April 25, 1940 in Peach Orchard, Missouri to the late Carl Rufus Barnes & Eula Lidell Bailey Barnes. He departed this life on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri at the age of 76 years 9 months and 22 days.

Larry Dale Barnes, Sr. has been employed at the Federal Mogul factory in Malden. He was retired out of the Red Cross Blood Services. Larry attended the Calvary Baptist Church and had served over 18 years in the National Guard. He was united in marriage to Lois DeMay on October 7, 1962 in Campbell, Missouri. She survives.

His other survivors include: Son: Larry Dale Barnes, Jr. of Wappapello. Daughter: Melissa Lynn Morgan & husband, Kerry Don of Malden. Three Grandsons: Matthew Cade Barnes & wife, Jodi of Lilbourn, W. C. Morgan & wife, Rebecca of Bloomfield and Chris Bowen of Piggott, Arkansas. Five great-granddaughters and five great-grandsons. Three brothers: Ronnie Barnes & wife, Beverly of Clarkton, James Roland Barnes & wife, Brenda of Clarkton & Billy Lynn Barnes & wife, Judy of Holcomb. Sister: Sue Dye & husband, J. H. of Kennett. Several nieces & nephews & several great-nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Sonny Barnes & Bud Barnes

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 6-8 P.M. at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with Reverend James Hamlett officiating.

Interment will be at Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, Missouri.


Last Updated on February 20th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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In Memory of Nancy Wade
February 19th 2017 by Dee Loflin
In Memory of Nancy Wade

Nancy Carol Wade, daughter of the late Roy Gardner and Madeline Meyers Smith was born on November 24, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri and departed this life on February 17, 2017 at her residence in Dexter at the age of 66.

Mrs. Wade was a Department Manager for Wal-Mart. She was a resident of Dexter.

On July 17, 1989 she was united in marriage to John T. Wade in Dexter.  Mr. Wade survives of their residence in Dexter.

Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Brian Barnes of Jackson, Missouri; by two daughters, Melanie Geiger of Bell City and Carmen Maddox of Hawaii; by two step-sons, John M. Wade of Galesburg, Illinois and Jason T. Wade of Mount Vernon, Illinois; by one sister, Violet Higgs of Dexter; by eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her step-father, whom she was raised by, Steve Smith.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Monday, February 20, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. 

A grave-side service will be conducted immediately following visitation at the Caroline Dowdy Cemetery with Herman Morse officiating. 


Last Updated on February 19th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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In Memory of Bryan Gentry
February 18th 2017 by Dee Loflin
In Memory of Bryan Gentry

Bryan Lee Gentry, son of Bob and Patricia Haney Gentry of Houston, Missouri was born on March 26, 1964 in Houston, Missouri and departed this life on February 17, 2017 at the Barnes-Jewish Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 52 years.

Mr. Gentry was the owner and operator of Dr. Vinyl, an Eagle Scout for many years, member of the Living Water Worship Center in Bloomfield, Missouri, and a resident of Dexter.

On February 18, 1984, he was united in marriage to Letitia (Tish) Hazelton in Sikeston, Missouri.  Tish survives of the home in Dexter.

Besides his wife and parents, survivors include four sons, Clifton Gentry (Laura) of Jackson, Missouri, Caleb Gentry of Dexter, Ethan Gentry (Allie) of Hollister, Missouri and Darrin Pullum of  the home in Dexter; by two daughters, Amelia Banken (Matt) of Dexter and Bailey Pullum of Bloomfield; two brothers, Barry Gentry and Billy Gentry both of Houston, Missouri; one sister, Pamela Gentry of Springfield, Missouri; by eleven grandchildren, Bryce Gentry, Graham Gentry, Raegan Gentry, Charly Genrty, Luke Gentry, Piper Gentry, Elizabeth Gentry, Ruthie Gentry due May 1st, Reese Banken, Rush Banken, and Wren Banken due July 17th; also by many extended family that he loved and cared for dearly.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 21, 2017. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the Houston Christian Church in Houston, Missouri with Rev. Jim Hook officiating. 

Interment will follow at the Wolford Cemetery near Houston, Missouri.

Last Updated on February 18th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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In Memory of George West
February 18th 2017 by Dee Loflin
In Memory of George West

George West, 81 of Puxico died February 13, 2017 at the Puxico nursing and rehab center. Mr. West was born December 5, 1935 in Maynard, Arkansas.

He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was employed with McDonnell Douglas until his retirement.

He was a fixture at the Puxico basketball games and his love for the sport was evident. He was dubbed as one of the three wise men.

George was a member of the St. Charles auxiliary police underwater recovery and rescue and was a member of the Brown General Baptist church.

Along with his parents, John and Vina West he was also preceded in death by one sister Vonda Genovesi.

He was married to Sue McDowell, she survives. Other survivors include his daughter Belinda Felix of Puxico; One brother Kenneth West of Dexter, Michigan and three grandchildren Derek, Katelyn and Jessica.

Visitation was held at 9:30 AM Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Brown General Baptist church with the funeral following at 11:00 AM with Johnny Buttry officiating.

Burial was held in the Brown church cemetery.


Last Updated on February 18th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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