Area Obituaries

Virginia Luke

Virginia Luke, 59, of Poplar Bluff, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at her residence. Visitation will be held at 1:00 pm, Monday, January 25, 2021, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Williamsville Chapel. Funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm, also in the Williamsville Chapel. Burial will be in Rucker Cemetery, Williamsville. Online condolences can…

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Charles Eads

Charles Eads, 64, of Caledonia, Mo., passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis. Visitation will be at 11:30 am, Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Word of Life Cowboy Church, Patterson. Funeral service will follow at 1:30 pm, also at Word of Life Cowboy Church. Burial will be in New Liberty Jacktown…

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Lawonna Elaine Mason

Lawonna Elaine Mason, 61, of Annapolis, Mo., passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021, at Iron County Medical Center, Ironton, Mo. Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Ruegg Funeral Home, Piedmont Chapel. Funeral service will be at 12:00 noon, also in the Piedmont Chapel. Burial will follow in Mann Cemetery,…

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Wilma “Joyce” (Martin) Wagner

Wilma “Joyce” (Martin) Wagner, daughter of the late Earl and Zella (Buxton) Martin, was born in Des Arc, Missouri, on July 22, 1953. She departed this life at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri, on December 21, 2020, at the age of 67. Joyce enjoyed being a seamstress, fishing and camping, being outdoors,…

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Martha Belle Brewer

Martha Belle Brewer  of Ironton, Missouri passed away December 19, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 92 years. She was born September 26, 1928 in Munger, Missouri the daughter of the late Milbourne Orestes and Edna Ruth (Hatridge) Pinkley. As an only child, her formative years around East Fork of Black River…

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Wanda Lou Dillingham

Wanda Lou Dillingham of DeSoto, Missouri, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020 at Hillcrest Nursing Center in DeSoto at the age of 83 years. She was born on June 17, 1937 at Redford, Missouri the daughter of the late Earnest and Ora (Mann) Barton. In addition to he parents she was preceded in death by…

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James “Ronnie” Upton

James “Ronnie” Upton, 72, of Piedmont, MO, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020, at his residence. He was born in St. Louis, January 19, 1948, to parents James and Vera (Files) Upton. Ronnie was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. He married Barbara A. on May 23, 1970 and was the proud father of…

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Roy Dean Farris

Roy Dean Farris, age 79, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Poplar Bluff, MO. He was born February 20, 1941 in Sparta, IL, the son of James Farris and Elsie (Patterson) Farris. A long time resident of Piedmont, he was a truck driver and of the Baptist faith. He married Nancy Mann August 19,…

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Rosalie (Reed) Fox

Rosalie (Reed) Fox was born in Banner MO, November 27, 1931, the oldest daughter of Robert Leroy Reed and Leva Mae Thompson Reed. She passed away surrounded by her loving family on December 21, 2020 in Ironton, Missouri at the age of 89 years and 24 days. In 1946 she married Harvey Ervin Queen and…

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Steven “Z-Man” Zagozda

Steven “Z-Man” Zagozda of Middlebrook, MO passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at the age of 67 years, 3 months, and 17 days. He was born August 23, 1953 in Omaha, NE to the late Raymond “RZ” Zagozda and Dorothy Vacek Zagozda who survives. On March 21,…

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