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Area Obituaries

Jerry Lee Young

Jerry Lee Young, 82, of Farmington, MO, passed away Monday, August, 1, 2022, at Missouri Baptist Hospital, in St. Louis, MO. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 AM, Wednesday, August 3, 2022, in Masonic Cemetery in Piedmont, MO with full military honors. Burial service will follow. Online condolences can be made at www.rueggfuneralhomes.com

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Beverly ‘Bev’ Claire Zamzow-Ramshur

Beverly “Bev” Claire Zamzow-Ramshur, 60, of Piedmont, Mo., passed away July 24, 2022, at her residence. She was born September 15, 1961, in St. Louis, Mo., to parents Leon Paul and Kay Frances (Kilburg) Zamzow. Bev was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was of the Methodist faith. She worked for…

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Barbara Joyce Cooper

Barbara Joyce Cooper, 78, of Silva, MO, passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022, in Champaign, Ill. Barbara was born November 9, 1943, at St. Louis, MO, to parents Harold Stotts and Lucille (Jones) Stotts. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends, and especially her grandkids.…

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Mary Lillian Blanton

Mary Lillian Blanton, known to most as “Lillian” went to be with the Lord on July 24, 2022.  She was born February 23, 1924, in Shibboleth, Missouri the daughter of Ervin and Mary (Hopkins) DeGonia. Lillian was united in marriage to John Carty Blanton on September 24, 1944.  They were the parents to four children:…

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Jacob Benjamin Karl Allers

Jacob Benjamin Karl Allers of Pilot Knob, Missouri passed away July 9, 2022, at Meadowbrook Residential Care in Pilot Knob, Missouri at the age of 90 years. He was born July 16, 1931, in Pilot Knob, Missouri the son of the late Karl and Mary (Miller) Allers. Jake was united in marriage to the late…

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Jerry Todd Darden

Jerry Todd Darden, age 53, of Piedmont, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2022, in Wayne County, Missouri.  He was born on February 9, 1969, in St. Louis, Missouri to Elvin Ray and Ocleta Ann (Johnson) Darden. He was married to Tracy Bellew, she survives in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Other survivors include his parents…

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Kevin Royce Miller

Kevin Royce Miller finally managed to escape this mortal realm on Sunday, July 10th, 2022 after 57 years, joining his wife, Kathryn Miller, who got out ahead of him on June 10th, 2018. He leaves behind two daughters, Karen and Kayla, and four brothers, Robert, Dale, Mark and Michael. Robert was heard saying “57? I…

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Clifford Nelson Middleton

Clifford Nelson Middleton, 86, of DeSoto died June 3, 2022, at his home with his wife and daughters by his side.  Mr. Middleton was a Teamster truck driver who retired from MoPac/Union Pacific Railroad.  He was the recipient of the Million Mile Award for having driven a million miles without an accident. He said his…

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Betty Jo Garrett

Betty Jo Garrett, age 87, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at the Mark Twain Nursing Center in Poplar Bluff, MO. She was born June 22, 1935 in Piedmont, MO, the daughter of John Barrett and Emma (Lunyou) Barrett. A lifelong resident of Piedmont, Betty was of the Baptist Faith. She was married to Clorel…

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Carol (Baker) Brooks

Carol (Baker) Brooks, daughter of Clee O. & Gladys Baker and Ruth & Elmer Miner, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 22, 1948. She departed this life in Branson, Missouri, on July 17, 2022, at the age of 73 years, 10 months and 26 days. Carol married Jerry Brooks on November 24, 1989,…

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