Obituaries

In Memory of Carl V. Rice
June 28th 2017 by Dee Loflin
In Memory of Carl V. Rice
Carl V. Rice, son of the late David Luther Rice and Gladis Cossey Rice was born on November 28, 1932 in Portageville, Missouri and departed this life on June 27, 2017 at his residence in Dexter at the age of 84.

Mr. Rice was a Veteran of the United States Air Force, a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Dexter and a resident of Dexter.  He had worked at the Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis in their surgical suite.

On May 2,2004, he was united in marriage to Barbara Dix Gainer in Malden.  Mrs. Rice survives of their home in Dexter.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Carla J. Rice of Dexter; by one brother, Marlan Rice of Poplar Bluff; by two sisters, Hazel Fulmer of Porter, Texas and Linda Ray Guthrie of Campbell; by seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Steven Howard Rice.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter on Friday, June 30, 2017 from Noon until 1:00 P.M.  

Funeral services will then be conducted on Friday at 1:00 P.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Jared Hancock and Rev. Shane Mallard officiating.  

Interment will follow in the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield.


Last Updated on June 28th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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In Memory of Larry Wayne Plunkett Sr.
June 26th 2017 by Dee Loflin
In Memory of Larry Wayne Plunkett Sr.

Larry Wayne Plunkett Sr., son of the late Paul Lee Plunkett and Alta Duvall Plunkett was born on November 21, 1947 in Kennett, Missouri and departed this life on June 25, 2017 at his residence in Poplar Bluff at the age of 69.

Mr. Plunkett was a retired member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  He also ran in a special election for Sheriff of Wayne County and won serving a two year term, he was also successfully elected a second time to fill his own four year term.  He was a member of the Fellowship General Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff, a member of the Master’s Program, Missouri Sheriff Association, Missouri State Troopers Association, a member of the NRA and a former Mason.  He was also appointed by Governor Matt Blunt, to serve as a Commissioner for the Missouri Gaming Commission.  
He is survived by two sons, Larry Plunkett Jr. and wife Angie of Eugene, Missouri and Terry Plunkett and wife Jill of Hurst, Texas; by two daughters, Julie Coleman and husband Nathan of Poplar Bluff and Whitney Limanen and husband Eric of Williamsville, Missouri; by two brothers, Carroll “Lee” Plunkett of Jacksonville, Illinois and Richard D. Plunkett of Williamsville; by three sisters, Frances E. Plunkett of Poplar Bluff, Mildred Nasby of St. Louis, Missouri and Amanda Stoner of Poplar Bluff and by nine grandchildren, Lauren Plunkett, Lane Plunkett, Zack Plunkett, Grant Plunkett, Hays Coleman, Ethan Tinnin, Miles Coleman, Elijah Kae Limanen and Baby Limanen arriving later this year.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Plunkett.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. 

Funeral services will then be conducted on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Byron Beck officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Sycamore Cemetery near Pyletown with Missouri State Highway Patrol Honors.

In lieu of flowers the family requests all memorials be made to the 18 FORELife c/o Scott Kruse, 705 Laurie Circle, Dexter, Missouri 63841 OR the Church Apartment Ministry, www.churchapartmentministry.org.  Envelopes will be provided at the Funeral Home. 


Last Updated on June 26th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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In Memory of David Tilley
June 23rd 2017 by Dee Loflin
In Memory of David Tilley

David Tilley, son of Larry Tilley and Carol Hoss Tilley of Essex, Missouri was born October 18, 1976 in Dexter, Missouri and departed this life at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on June 22, 2017 at the age 40.

Mr. Tilley was a foreman at Craftsman Trailers in Sikeston. He enjoyed four-wheeler riding and was a dirt track racing enthusiast.

David was currently engaged to his long time girl friend, Melissa Wright.  She survives him.

Besides his fiancé and parents, he is survived by one daughter, Nickol and her husband Greg Fowler of Qulin, Missouri; by one son, Preston Tilley of Essex, Missouri; by two brothers, Larry Tilley Jr and his wife Brittany of Essex, Missouri and Ronnie Tilley and his wife Carla of Dexter, Missouri; by three step children, Madalyn, Bradley, and Maggie Wright, and by two nephews, Hudson and Jordan Tilley.

Friends may call at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home on Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will then be conducted on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Dexter with Rev. Kyle Carter officiating. 

Interment will follow in the New Essex Cemetery in Essex, Missouri.

In lieu of flowers the family requests all memorials be made to the account that has been set up at the First Midwest Bank in Dexter, under the names of his children, Preston W. Tilley or Frances N. Fowler.



Last Updated on June 23rd 2017 by Dee Loflin




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In Memory of Charles Wayne Smith
June 23rd 2017 by Dee Loflin
In Memory of Charles Wayne Smith

Charles Wayne Smith, son of Opal Pauline Montgomery Smith and the late Cranston Columbus Smith, was born in Holcomb, Missouri on October 4, 1944 and departed this life at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri on June 22, 2017 at the age of 72.
 
Mr. Smith was an educator, having served in area schools as Teacher, Principal, and was Superintendent of Risco High School until his retirement. He was a member of Strafford Masonic Lodge and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bernie, Missouri.
 
He was united in marriage to Judy Rogers in Springfield, Missouri on October 19, 1968.  Mrs. Smith survives in their home in rural Bernie, Missouri.
 
Other survives include his mother, Opal Smith of Bernie, Missouri; by two sons, Charles Jeffrey Smith & wife Monica of Columbia, Missouri, Jarrod Wayne Smith & wife Erin of Malden, Missouri; by two daughters, Jackie  Mayberry & husband David of Bernie, Missouri and Jodi Rae Smith & husband Glen of Kennett, Missouri; by one step-daughter, Tara Zeller & husband Greg of Jackson, Missouri; by two brothers, Jerry Dean Smith of Clarksville, Arkansas and Randy Dwight Smith of Dexter, Missouri; by one sister, Judy A. Freed of Bernie, Missouri; by nine grandchildren, Caitlyn and Morgan Smith, Jarret and Jaelyn Smith, Mason & Logan Mayberry, Jagger Smith, Matt and Andy Zeller; also by other relatives and many friends.
 
He was preceded in death by his father, Cranston Columbus Smith.
 
Friends may call at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie, Missouri on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. 

Funeral services will be conducted in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel in Bernie, on Sunday Afternoon, June 25, 2017 starting at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Gary Gilbert Officiating. 

Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.  Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements.
 
In Lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to:
Risco Alumni
P.O. Box 17
Risco, Missouri 63874
 
or
 
Bernie Athletic Department
516 West Main Ave.
Bernie, Missouri 63822


Last Updated on June 23rd 2017 by Dee Loflin




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In Memory of Patricia Nan Marion
June 20th 2017 by Dee Loflin
In Memory of Patricia Nan Marion

Patricia "Patty" Nan Marion of Mountain Home, Arkansas passed away June 18, 2017, in St. Louis, MO at the age of 63. She was born on July 29, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the daughter of Don and Laura Clodfelter Ross.

She married Paul Marion on August 17, 1974, in Bloomfield, MO and spent her working years as a business teacher for Mountain Home High School, where she touched many lives. After 38 years of teaching, she retired in 2013, and was inducted into the Mountain Home Education Foundation Hall of Fame in 2014.

Her time was well spent with her family, as a doting wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and especially as a Nana to her precious grandchildren. She loved boating on the lake with the Diamond Bay Redneck Yacht Club, shopping with her girls, attending church at First United Methodist Church and doing anything to help others. She had a passion for the children in our community and served as part of the Board for the Mountain Home Education Foundation and spent many years helping with the children’s programs at First United Methodist Church.

Patty is survived by her husband, Paul Marion of Mountain Home, AR; two children, daughter, Julie (Sam) Haney of Mountain Home, AR and son, Jason (Tracey) Marion of Paragould, AR; five grandchildren, Hayden Miller, Drew Haney, Maddox Marion, Ada Haney, and Beckett Marion; mother, Laura Nan Ross of Bloomfield, MO; two siblings, sister, Peggy (Brent) Milner of Eureka, MO, and brother, Don (Leslie) Ross of Camdenton, MO.

She was preceded in death by her father, Don Ross.

A Funeral Service will be 11:00 am, Thursday, June 22, 2017, at First United Methodist Church, with Reverend Tom Frase and Reverend Randy Ludwig officiating.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at Kirby & Family Funeral Home.

Burial will be in the Kirby’s Tucker Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Mountain Home, AR or to the Mountain Home Education Foundation .

Arrangements are by Kirby and Family Funeral and Cremation Services.


Last Updated on June 20th 2017 by Dee Loflin




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