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Frank Wylie, 80, a longtime resident of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died Wednesday, Dec. 21,
2011 at his home.
Mr. Wylie was born July 23, 1931 in Doniphan. He was a member of the
Presbyterian Church. Mr. Wylie owned and operated Wylie Insurance for 30 years
and was a licensed Insurance Broker and a member of the Missouri Independent
Insurance Association. He retired in 1994. Mr. Wylie was also a past president and
member of the Housing Authority, a member of the Kiwanis, served on the Boy
Scout Board for many years, and enjoyed playing golf. In the early 1950's, he
taught school in Ripley County.
Mr. Wylie is survived by his wife of 60 years, JoAnne Braschler Wylie.
He was preceded in death by his parents, W. J. Wylie and Nora Wylie, and one
sister, Marge Mickey.
Surviving are two sons, Daniel F. Wylie and friend, Gail Burpo, of Moscow Mills,
Mo., and Joel B. Wylie and wife Kelly of Ozark, Mo.; three daughters, Janet Wylie
of Crestwood, Mo., Debby Wylie Holt and husband, Ben, and Kati Wylie Ray and
husband, Steve, all of Poplar Bluff; one brother, W. K. Wylie of Doniphan, Mo.;
one sister, Joyce Ward of Poplar Bluff; nine grandchildren Courtney Danner and
husband, Jeff, of Huntsville, Ala., Jared Wylie and wife, Christine, of St. Louis,
Mo., Derek Koehn and Courtney Koehn, both of Ozark, Mo., Sarah Holt of
Ridgeland, Miss., Hannah Holt of Fayetteville, Ark., Sgt. Chuck Ray of Vista, Calif.,
Elizabeth Ray and Blane Ray, both of Poplar Bluff; two great-grandchildren, Nathan
Danner and Reagan Danner, both of Huntsville.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Chapel. Dr. Steven Williams will be
officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Grove School Library at 3297
Oak Grove Road of Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63901, the Public Library, and the Poplar
Bluff Museum at P.O. Box 1083, Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63902
George Stewart, 89, longtime resident of Butler County, passed away at the Poplar
Bluff Regional Medical Center on December 2, 2011.
Mr. Stewart was born February 22, 1923 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He was a retired
salesman after thirty-five years of working for Amoco Oil and enjoyed making bird
houses, painting, and was very active with Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Stewart
was also a member of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church and was a veteran of The
United States Air Force. Over the years, Mr. Stewarts contributions were
reconized through induction into the Brotherhood and Vigil Honor of the Order of
the Arrow and through receipt of the Spearhead Award, the James West Fellowship
Award, the Silver Beaver Award, and numerous mentor pins. Mr. Stewart opened,
managed, and served on the board of directors for the Boy/Girl Scout Musuem and
also began the Ten Commandment Walk, which is still practiced today.
On June 28, 1971 he married Bonnie Elting in Harviell, Mo. She survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Elizabeth Duggar, of Oklahoma City, Ok; two
stepsons, Danny Rhodes and wife Jackie, and Fredrick Rhodes and wife Patti, both
of Poplar Bluff, Mo; two grandchildren, Teresa Murdock of Poplar Bluff, Mo. and
Mathew Rhodes, of Valley Park, Mo; and two great grandchildren.