BONNE TERRE – Benjamin Arcand, 67, of Bonne Terre, passed away March 21, 2020, at Parkland Hospital. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Cozean Memorial Chapel. View the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
BONNE TERRE - Samuel Nicholas Vaughn of Bonne Terre, passed away March 25, 2020. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Cozean Memorial Chapel. View the online obituary at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
POPLAR BLUFF – Dr. John P. Christy, 82, of Poplar Bluff, passed away March 24, 2020, at his home. Arrangements are pending under the direction of Cozean Memorial Chapel. View the online obituary at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
FARMINGTON – Lois (Windsor) Johns, 89, of Farmington passed away March 2, 2020. The memorial visitation and service at Memorial United Methodist Church have been changed due to the rules against group gatherings. There will be a Memorial Graveside service at Copenhagen Cemetery on Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m. View the online obituary at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
BONNE TERRE -- Claude Stotler, 89, of Bonne Terre, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at his residence. Claude was born August 27, 1930, to the late William “Bill” and Gertrude (Thorton) Stotler in Bonne Terre, Missouri. Claude attended First Baptist Church of Bonne Terre and was a member of The American Legion Post #83. He served our country in The United States Army and was a Korean War veteran. Claude enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, Claude was preceded in death by his sons, David Wayne Stotler, Glenwood “Steve” Campbell, and Michael Stotler in infancy.
Claude is survived by his wife, Mildred (Reed) Stotler; son, Ron Campbell and wife Sally; daughters, Joann Rose and Rebecca Sectran; eight grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and sister, Madeline Johnston.
Visitation will be private, Friday, March 27, 2020, from 10 a.m. until service time of 11 a.m. at C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre with Pastor Alan David officiating. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital www.stjude.org. View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com.
BONNE TERRE – Brenda Shults, 69, of Bonne Terre, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at her residence. Brenda was born on Wednesday, November 8, 1950, in Normandy. She was a member of Bonne Terre Church of Christ.
Brenda was preceded in death by her father Leroy Y. Shults; stepmother, Sophie Shultz; stepfather, Floyd “Sonny” McVay; brother, Steven Shults and a sister, Donna Porter.
She is survived by her mother, Martha E. (Lister) McVay; children, Leesha Washington, Trisha Wilson and Jack Wilson; two grandchildren, Ava and Connor Washington; siblings, Gerry (Rhonda) Shults, Roger (Donna) Shults, Timmy Shults, Jessica (Harold) McVay-Morgan, Jim (Debbie) McVay and other family and friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements under the care of C. Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com.
FARMINGTON – Dr. Carol Elsie Willman, of Farmington, formerly of Sunset Hills, passed away on March 23, 2020, at Presbyterian Manor at the age of 86. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on January 16, 1934, to the late Julius Carl and Johanna Henrietta (Strassner) Willman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her cousin, Harry Sigg Jr.
Carol formerly taught as a special education teacher at St. Louis Public Schools and Harris Teachers College, now Harris Stowe State University. She was a member of Presbyterian Church of Farmington and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing the piano. Carol never met a stranger and was a friend to everyone she met. She helped coordinate funding for the chapel and gazebo at Presbyterian Manor. She will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Carol is survived by her dear friend, Jane Hurtt of New Bloomfield, Missouri, niece and nephew, Nancy and Butch Sigg and their family from Arnold, MO and many other special friends.
A private graveside service will be held on Thursday, March 26 at 10 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Park in St. Louis. Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to the Presbyterian Manor Hull Family Fellowship Center Campaign Fund, 500 Cayce Street, Farmington, MO 63640. View the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
PILOT KNOB – Lauro “Larry” Dytuco Castro of Bonne Terre, Missouri, passed away March 21, 2020. Larry was born October 23, 1952, the son of the late Augusto and Veronidia (Dytuco) Castro.
On November 24, 1982, he was united in marriage to Cynthia Frances Lincoln who survives and resides in Bonne Terre, Missouri. To this union a daughter, Lindsey Castro Gantner was born. Lindsey, and her husband Steven, reside in St. Charles, Missouri. Larry is also survived by two brothers; Augusto Castro Jr. (Loreta) of the Philippines, and Eduardo Castro (Necie) of California; and three sisters, Nenita Banaag (Virgilio) of St. Louis, Carolina Javier (Roberto) of St. Louis, and Mary Ann Cynthia Marino of the Philippines. Also surviving are his mother-in-law, Frances Lincoln, sister-in-law Stacy (Charles) Comstock, and brother-in-law, Kelly (Becky) Lincoln, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Larry was preceded in death by a brother, Jaime Castro and his father-in-law, Dewey Lincoln.
Larry enjoyed buying and selling at flea markets, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Private funeral services were held on March 24, 2020, from Bryson Funeral Home with Father Victor Anokwute officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Animal Protective Association of Missouri. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brysonfuneralhome.com.
PARK HILLS – Sula Cook, 100, of Park Hills, passed away March 21, 2020, at Country Meadows Nursing Home in Park Hills. She was born June 1, 1919, in Bismarck, to the late Thomas Augustus and Rachel Millie (Zolman) Gunn and celebrated her 100th birthday on June 1, 2019.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and loving husband of 35 years, Walter Ellsworth Cook until he passed in October of 1969. Walter and Sula were married in 1934. One grandson, Dr. Curt Cook; and one sister, Donie Hammerschmidt also preceded Sula in death.
Sula is survived by a daughter, Dorothy (Gene) Wood of Bonne Terre; two sons, Ronald (Willa) Cook of Ormond Beach, Florida, and Walter Dale (Linda) Cook of Deepwater. She was blessed with six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces were proud to call her Aunt Sula.
Special thanks to Country Meadows Nursing Home and Hospice for taking such loving care of our mother.
BONNE TERRE -- Fern Stegall, 79, of Bonne Terre, passed away March 20, 2020, at her residence. She was born on March 17, 1941, in Bonne Terre to the late Walter Howard and Naomi (Eggers) Pettus. Fern was a member of the Primrose Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents, Fern was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Henry Stegall; two sisters; and six brothers.
Fern is survived by her children, Howard Henry (Debbie) Stegall, Gregory Lynn (Peggy) Stegall, Timothy Alan (Anita Dawn) Stegall, Chris Edward (Debbie) Stegall, and Mark David; eleven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; four sisters; one brother; several nieces, nephews, and other family and friends.
Visitation will be private, Monday, March 23, 2020, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Primrose Baptist Church in Bonne Terre. Funeral service will be private, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 11 a.m. at Primrose Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at Germania cemetery in Bonne Terre. Arrangements are under the direction of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation for dialysis research. View obituary and share condolences online at www.czboyer.com.
FARMINGTON – Donald H. Wade, 85, of Farmington passed away suddenly March 19, 2020, at Barnes-Jewish Neuro ICU in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born in Farmington to the late Clarence Earl Wade and Viola Theresa (Harter) Wade. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Edsel Wade and sister, Geraldine (Wade) Sorensen.
Donald was retired after a forty-year career as an engineer and inspector with MoDot. He was a past Exalted Ruler of the Farmington Elks Lodge and a member of Memorial United Methodist Church. Some of his favorite things in life were traveling with his wife, Annajean, to many international and exotic destinations throughout their many years of marriage. He also enjoyed being captain of his various boats, snowmobiling and making fine wine. He will be remembered as a kind, gentle and fun-loving man who cherished spending time with his family and friends. One of his favorite traditions was to “salute the sunset with a toast” with his wife, and to reflect on how wonderful life has been.
Survivors include the love of his life, and wife of 65 years, Annajean (Welch) Wade; his daughter, Kelly (Kirk) Reimann; a brother, LeRoy Wade, all of Farmington, and a sister, Barbara Cornelison of Naperville, Illinois; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family throughout the country. He also leaves behind his special granddogs who miss him greatly.
There will be a memorial visitation and service held in July; the date and time to be announced at a later date. Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Farmington Pet Adoption Center or the Memorial United Methodist Church in care of Cozean Memorial Chapel. View the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
FARMINGTON - Robert "Joe" Scoggins, of Farmington, passed away March 20 at the age of 69. Instate Monday from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. View the full obit at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
FARMINGTON – Robert “Joe” Scoggins of Farmington, passed away March 20, 2020, at his residence at the age of 69. He was born in Morrellton, Arkansas, on February 21, 1951, to the late Arlie and Myrtle (Hendrix) Scoggins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Lorene Reece, Arlie “Bud” Scoggins, Rosie Simms, and Doris Scoggins.
Joe worked as a delivery driver for Amerigas. He was very social and never met a stranger. He was always happy with a smile on his face and eager and willing to help others. He enjoyed mowing, working on lawn mowers, deer hunting, camping and playing the lottery. Joe will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Joe is survived by his wife of 50 years, Brenda (Nash) Scoggins, his children, Kristina (Clif) Bone of Farmington and Derek (Carrie) Scoggins of Farmington, grandchildren, Josh (Cindy Bridgeman) Scoggins, Lauren (Rodney) Reiter, Chloe Scoggins, Andrew Bone and Michael Bone, great grandchildren, Emrie Jane, Jensen Lee, Addie Bone, Mason Bone and Madilynn Bone, siblings, Mary Daugherty, Hazel Scoggins, James Scoggins, Sharon (Larry) George, Louis (Betty) Scoggins, and Beverly (Ronnie) Barnes, along with many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, March 23 from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. at Cozean Memorial Chapel. View the video tribute, the online obituary and share your condolences at cozeanfuneralhome.com.
PARK HILLS – Harry A. Holcomb III, 68, of Park Hills, Missouri, was born in East St. Louis, Illinois, February 8, 1952, to the late Harry and Lois Holcomb. He departed this life in his home March 8, 2020.
Harry was a unique, creative individual and an amazing artist. His personality was witty, fun, gentle, caring, and kind. He was a wonderful husband and great brother who loved his son dearly. Harry respected and loved nature. He enjoyed camping and canoeing on the river. He had a soft heart for animals, especially his cats and dogs. Harry was loved by his family and memories of him will be forever cherished in their hearts.
Harry is survived by his wife, Stacy Holcomb; son, Brian (Allison) Holcomb; sister, Christy (Bill) Jenkins; and nephews Keith and Kyle Buscher.