Area Obituaries

Shirley Mae Emerson

Shirley Mae Emerson, 86, of Silva, MO, passed away Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Clark’s Mountain Nursing Center. She was born in Belair, LA, April 17, 1934, to parents Luther B. and Winnie E. (Sterling) Brown. Shirley was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She married Leroy “Roy” Emerson, in a tent at…

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Tanya Hillis

Tanya Christine Hillis, 44, of Silva, MO, passed away Friday, February 12, 2021, at her residence. Weather permitting, a visitation only will be held at 5:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2021, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Greenville Chapel. Please check our website often for any changes or updates. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com  

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Rachel Hanks

Rachel Hanks, 87, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Thursday, February 4, 2021, at her residence. She was born in Enid, MS, March 19, 1933, to parents Harry and Mae (Noel) Rodgers. Rachel was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was of the Baptist faith. She married Freddie W. Hanks on May 4,…

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Glenda Clubb

Glenda Clubb, 53, of Williamsville, MO, passed away Wednesday, February 10, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. She was born in St. Louis, MO, on June 5, 1967, to parents Rondo Lee and Brenda Gertrude (Puckett) Nelson. Glenda was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She married James D. Clubb, October…

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Robin Melton

Robin L. Melton, 61, passed away Saturday, February 13, 2021, at his residence. A memorial service is planned for a latter date. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com

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Ruth Ann Crandall

Ruth Ann Crandall, daughter of the late Peachie Baker and Bud Baker was born in Lesterville, Missouri, on October 14, 1944. She departed this life at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus, Missouri, on February 6, 2021, at the age of 76.   Ruth’s greatest joy was the time she spent with her family, especially her…

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Jennifer Lynn Gartin

Jennifer Lynn Gartin daughter of Judith Ann Roderman Velten and the late Gerald Karl Lyden was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 26, 1973. She departed this life at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, on February 8, 2021, at the age of 47.   Jennifer was a member of the Reorganized…

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Wayne Tucker

Wayne G. Tucker, 85, of Ellsinore, MO, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. He was born in Ellsinore, MO, on March 8, 1935, to parents Alex Norvin and Maude Odessa (Boxx) Tucker. Wayne was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a graduate of Ellsinore High School. He…

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Clara Belle White

Clara Belle White, 71, of Piedmont, MO, passed away, Saturday, February 6, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. Visitation will be held at 12:00 noon, Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Burial will be in Rings Creek Cemetery,…

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Lovelle June Thorsland

Lovelle June Thorsland, 97, of Hazelwood, MO, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at her residence. She was born in Edwardsville, IL, on February 8, 1923, to parents John Eric and Ailyion (Nickens) Thorsland Sr. June was a loving sister, aunt, and friend. She was a homemaker, enjoying cooking, sewing, and gardening in…

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