Area Obituaries

Wilburn E. Wallace

Wilburn E. Wallace, 84, of FredericktowWilburn E. Wallace, 84, of Fredericktown, Mo., formerly of Wayne County, Mo., passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at his residence. He was born March 7, 1934 in Mill Spring, Mo., son of Hollis “Jake” and Carrie (Smith) Wallace. Wilburn married Eleanor “Dood” Goad, June 26, 1953 in St. Louis,…

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Edith Audrey (Barber) Spain Edith Audrey (Barber) Spain of St. Louis, Missouri passed away on April 27, 2018. She was born March 25, 1926 in Coldwater, Mo., to Samuel and Rosa Lee (Willmore) Barber. She married Earl Edward Spain on January 18, 1947 in St. Louis, Mo. She was a homemaker and a dedicated member…

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Ernestine Legg

Ernestine Legg, age 75, of Piedmont, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at the Greenville Health Care Center in Greenville, MO. She was born January 31, 1943 in Gulfport, Mississippi, the daughter of Ernest W. Legg and Pansy (Hight) Legg. She was raised in the Gulfport area and was cared for by her sister in…

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Richard Green

Richard Green, 89, of Silva, Mo., passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, MO. Arrangements are pending with Ruegg Funeral Home in Greenville. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com.

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Nancy Dee (Lester) Elayer

Nancy Dee (Lester) Elayer died April 28, 2018, at her home in Piedmont, Mo. She was born Aug. 21, 1918, in Detroit, Mich., to J.D. and Leonie B. (Brown) Lester. Her father had moved from Kentucky to Detroit to work during World War I. After the war, they moved back to their hometown of Princeton, Ky.,…

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Mary Joann Elder

Mary Joann Elder, age 79, passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at the Greenville Health Care Center in Greenville, Mo. She was born February 13, 1939, in Williamsville, Mo., the daughter of Charles Gilbert and Osie (Durrow) Gilbert. She was a homemaker and was of the Baptist faith. Joann was married to William “Jack” Elder…

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Gene O. Craig

Gene O. Craig, 91, of Piedmont, Mo., passed away, Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center, Piedmont, MO. There will be private services for Gene planned at a later date. A full obituary for Gene will be in next week’s Journal-Banner. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com

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Lois Ruth Womack

Lois Ruth Womack, 78, of Piedmont, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at her residence. Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2018, from 5:00 p.m., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, Mo. Services will be Thursday, March 8, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at the Piedmont chapel. Burial will be at Masonic Cemetery, Piedmont, Mo.…

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Franklin Eugene Stevenson

Franklin “Frank” Eugene Stevenson of St. Peters, Mo., formerly of Des Arc, Mo., passed away March 4, 2018 at his residence at the age of 84 years, 5 months, and 13 days. He was born Sept. 19, 1933 in St. Louis, Mo., a son of the late Sherman and Zora Morris Stevenson. On April 4,…

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Bonnie Holt

Bonnie Holt, 38, of Patterson, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at St. Louis University Hospital. There will be no services. A full obituary will be in next week’s Journal-Banner. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com

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