Area Obituaries

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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Joseph ‘Joe’ Jackson

Joseph “Joe” Jackson, 57, of Piedmont, Mo., passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. There were graveside services with military honors, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Peach Tree Cemetery, near Piedmont, Mo. A full obituary will be in next week’s Journal-Banner. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com

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Gerald ’Jerry’ Claude Dawson

Gerald “Jerry” Claude Dawson, 78, of Webster Groves, Mo., passed March 2, 2018, at his residence. He was born June 10, 2039, in East St. Louis, Ill., to William Dawson and Alta (Bilbrey) Roziewski. Jerry was the owner and operator of Dawson Engineering for sixty years. Early in his career he built and nationally raced…

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Verl L. Sherrill

Verl L. Sherrill, age 91, of Annapolis, Mo., passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Iron County Medical Center, Pilot Knob, Mo. Visitation for Verl will be held Tuesday, March 6, 2018, from 5:00 p.m., at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont, Mo. Services for Verl will be held Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Free Spirit General…

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