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Willie T. Shaw, 86, of Broseley, Mo., died April 2, 2015 at his
residence. He was born November 2, 1928 in Swift, Mo. to the late
Joe Willie Shaw and V.S. Giles Shaw. Willie was a long time resident
of the Morocco Community. He graduated from Wheatley High
School. He was of the Methodist faith under the guidance of his
grandfather, Rev. Monroe David Giles.
He married Myrtle Woods in 1948. She survives.
Willie worked for several years for Sly and Clara Resnik's Tractor Co.,
Poplar Bluff Hospital and retired from Excelior Foundry in Bellview,
Ill. and Ford Motor Co. in St. Louis. He enjoyed sports of all kinds
and helping young people with their education. He was on the
Wheatley Basket ball team, played baseball, and worked on cars. His
most favorite pass time was playing volley ball with all the youngsters
in and around the Morocco Community.
Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Shawn Thomas Shaw of
Kansas City, Mo., Jeffrey Shaw of Casa Grande Nev., Myron David
Shaw of St. Louis, Mo.; five daughters, Patricia Jordan of Calumet
Park Ill., Anita Shaw Montgomery of Chicago, Ill., Vanessa Shaw of
Tacoma, Wash., Amy Sayegh of Weston, Conn., Katie Gavali of St.
Louis, Mo.; three sisters, Norma Jean Allen of North Kingston, RI.,
Rosetta Bond of Clinton, MD., Cleola Reed of Monterey, Calif.; 24
grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and three great-great
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Belinda Gilmore.
Visitation will be Saturday at 12 noon at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home
Chapel, followed by the funeral service at 1:00 P.M. The Chaplin Ken
Johnson will officiate. Burial will be at City Cemetery.
Elizabeth M. Inman, 100, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. passed away Thursday,
April 16, 2015 at Mark Twain Caring Center. She was born
December 23, 1914 to the late William Mayes and Maggie Dohrman
Mayes. She was a long time resident of Poplar Bluff. She was of the
Baptist faith. She married Delbert J. Inman August 7, 1940 in Poplar
Bluff, Mo. He preceded her in death. Elizabeth was a homemaker.
Surviving are one son, James Mayes of Cavina, Calif., three
grandchildren, five great grandchildren and 4 great-great
grandchildren. Also preceding her in death are one brother, John
Mayes, and two sisters, Ruth Porch and Georgia McKinney.
Nora L. Marshall, 94, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., formerly of Broseley, died
Feb. 22, 1921 in Kentucky to the late Thomas Crowell and Ellen
Hooten Crowell. She was a longtime resident of Broseley, Mo. where
she met and married William T. Marshall. They both attended the
Heritage Freewill Baptist Church. Nora retired as a dietition at Lucy
Lee Hospital in Poplar Bluff and worked parttime at the school district
before she became a homemaker. She loved cooking, gardening, and
her family. Nora is survived by three sons, Bill Marshall (Linda) of
Poplar Bluff, Mo., Buddy (Renee) Marshall of Fort Lauderdale, Fl.,
and Claude Marshall (Pauletta) of Springfield, Mo.; two daughters,
Shirley Gaines (Gene)of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Sue Richman (Troy)of
Wappapello, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and eight
great-great grandchildren and one sister-in-law. Nora was preceded in
death by her husband (February 4, 1993),Sisters, brothers, one
granddaughter and one great grandson. Visitation will be Thursday at
10 a.m. in the Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home Chapel, followed by a funeral
service at 11 a.m. and burial at Mole Hill Cemetery in Broseley.
Lorene Tinker, 88, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Tuesday, April 21, 2015
at Westwood Hills Caring Center. She was born Feb. 8, 1927 to the
late Matthew Walton and Elsie Stoker Walton. Lorene was a life time
resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Before retiring she was a self employed hairdresser. She enjoyed
making quilts and was a member of the Cane Creek Community Club.
She is survived by three sons, Ed Tinker of Cypress, Tx., Ron Tinker
of Spring, Tx., and Larry Tinker of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two brothers,
Mel Walton of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and Clint Walton of Mo.; three
sisters, Brenda Callow, JoAnn English, and Wanda Joyce all of Illinois,
and one grandson, Allen Tinker of Sabinol, Tx.
A private family memorial will be at a later date. Arrangements are
under the direction of Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home.
Mary L. Kirchner, 76, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Wednesday, April 22,
2015 at her residence. She was born July 13, 1938 in Conway, Ark. to
the late Virgil Eaton and Glodine Zermatten Eaton. Mary was a long time
resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo. She was a member of the Scared Heart
Catholic Church. She married Edward Kirchner Oct. 18, 1958. He
preceded her in death Feb. 15, 1998. She was also preceded in death by
one son, Joey Kirchner,May 6, 2012. Before retiring she was a dietary
supervisor at a nursing home. Mary enjoyed doing ceramics and
embroidery. Surviving are two sons, Timothy Kirchner, and John
Kirchner both of Poplar Bluff; one daughter, Beatrice Kirchner of Poplar
Bluff, Mo.; one sister, Bernice Stenger of Desoto, Mo.; nine
grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
A celabration of life will be held Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 1:00 to
3:00 P.M. at the family home at 2413 Thomas St. Poplar Bluff. Mo.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home.
Ethel Nixon, 96, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died April 29, 2015, at Westwood
Hills Health Care Center. She was born April 9, 1919 in Poplar Bluff,
Mo. to the late H.O. Montgomery and Ethel Porter Montgomery. She
was a long time resident of Poplar Bluff. Ethel was a member of the
New Home General Baptist Church. She married Jason Nixon in
Hernando, MS. June 27, 1953. He preceded her in death January 25,
2002. Ethel was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting and volunteer work
at nursing homes. She is survived by two sons, Charles Dorsett (Sherry)
of Poplar Bluff and Larry Nixon of Calif.: two daughters, Neva Nixon of
St. Louis, Mo. and Linda (Vernon) James of Calif.; seven grandchildren,
seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Visitation will be Friday at 10 AM in the Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home
Chapel. The funeral service will follow at 11 AM. The Rev. Calvin
Bulher will officiate. Burial will be at Montgomery Sheppard Cemetery.