Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home Inc.
Proud to be family and locally
owned.
With Our Humble Condolences
We pride ourselves
in customer service
professionalism
Fitch-Hillis Funeral
Home, Inc.
366 College
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
63901
Phone
(573) 785-9666
Fax:
(573) 785-5855
Email:
fitchhillisfh@yahoo.com   

- OBITUARIES
Click Here to see previous obituaries
Julie Saylors, 53, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died  Monday, July 6, 2015.  Julie
was born November 13, 1961 in Poplar Bluff to Benny Losh and Mona
Jackson Losh.  She was a life time resident of Butler County. She was of
the Baptist faith and a member of the Old Oak Hill Church.
She married James Saylors in Poplar Bluff, Mo., May 15, 1989.  He
survives.
Julie enjoyed flower gardening, traveling, crafts, and collecting owls.
Besides her husband and parents, Julie is survived by three sons,
Matthew Hudson of Poplar Bluff, Mo., Micheal Paul Saylors and Nathan
Dean Saylors both of Poplar Grove, Ill.; one daughter, Rebecca Ann
Hudson Dean of Poplar Bluff; one brother, Steven Dale Losh of Poplar
Bluff, several grandchildren; and a life long best friend, Mary Brannum
Cooper.
A visitation will be Friday, 5 - 7 P.M. at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home
Chapel.  The funeral service will be Saturday at 1:00 P.M. also in the
funeral home chapel.  The Rev. Melburn Deaton will officiate.  Burial will
be at Old Oak Hill Cemetery
Julie Saylors
Martin Manns, 86, died Friday, July 10, 2015 at Poplar Bluff Regional
Medical Center. He was born December 9, 1928 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri
to the late John Riley Manns and Olga Mackey Manns. He was a longtime
resident of Butler County. He was of the Baptist faith and affiliated with
South Poplar Bluff General Baptist Church.
Martin married Marjory Edwards October 20, 1957 in Poplar Bluff. She
survives.
He was retired after serving 23 years in the U.S. Army. He was an avid
hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed frogging, gardening, talking about his
military service and being around his family.
Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Millie Campbell of Poplar
Bluff; one brother, Delmar Manns of Poplar Bluff; one sister, Clara Rowe
of Sun City, Arizona; one grandchild, Matthew Campbell and five
great-grandchildren, Michael, Kayla, Jonathan, Miles and Jesse.
Proceeding him and death are four brothers and three sisters.
A visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 PM at Fitch Hillis Funeral Home
Chapel. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 10 AM also in the
Funeral Home Chapel. Chaplain Bill Hatch will officiate. Burial will be at
Mount Zion Cemetery
Martin W. Manns
June M. Taylor, 93, of Poplar Bluff, Mo. died July 25, 2015 at
Westwood Hills Care Center.  She was born June 17, 1922, in
Greenville, Mo., to the late William Levi Jones and Ester Twidwell
Jones.  She was a member of the Hazelwood Baptist Church in St.
Louis.  She lived in St. Louis for forty years.  After retiring from
Lutheran Medical Center where she worked in food service, she moved
back to Poplar Bluff, Mo.
She married Fred Taylor Feb. 11, 1956, in Desoto County Mississippi  
He preceded her in death Oct. 23, 2005. June enjoyed cooking and yard
work.
She is survived by two granddaughters, Debi Kramer of St. Louis, Mo.,
and Teri Burton of Carolton, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, Tony
Kramer, Carol Kramer, Sean Burton, Cory Burton, and Nick Burton; and
one great-great- granddaughter, Remi Mature. In addition to her parents
and husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Long,
Feb. 1, 2000, five brothers, and one sister. Visitation will be Thursday,
July 30, 2015 at 10 - 11 AM at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home Chapel
followed by the funeral service at 11 AM, also in the chapel.  The Rev.
Bill Orr will officiate.  Burial will be at City Cemetery.
June Marie Taylor
Joyce Wylie Ward. 91, was called home to be with her Savior on
Monday, July 27, 2015. She died in her home surrounded by family.
She was born in Doniphan, Mo. on Feb. 24, 1924 to Wilber Judson
Wylie and Nora Klenn Wylie. She graduated from Doniphan High School
in 1942 and married Robert Lee Ward Aug. 13, 1946. She is survived by
two beloved daughters: Barbara Brown and husband, Les, and Robyn
Hillis and husband, Larry, of Poplar Bluff. Also four grandchildren:
Lauren Schuermann and husband, Dr. Erick, of Jonesboro, Ark., Matt
Hillis, Jennifer Hillis Fears and husband, Adam, Julie Hillis Limpert and
husband, Nick, of Poplar Bluff; and two great-granddaughters: Lexie
Marie Schuermann and Emma Kate Schuermann of Jonesboro, Ark. She
is also survived by one brother, Klenn Wylie and wife, Mary Ann, of
Doniphan. A brother Frank Wylie, sister-in-law JoAnn Bratchler Wylie
and sister Marge Mickey preceded her in death.
Further, she is survived by 12 nieces and nephews as follows: Sally
Edwards, Joel Wylie (Kelly), Linda Sue Wylie and Kay Wylie, all of
Springfield, Delilah Mickey Kennon (Bob) of Wheeling, W. VA., Danny
Wylie of St. Louis, Janet Wylie, Debby Holt (Ben), and Katie Ray
(Steve) of Poplar Bluff, Diana Sanders (Stuart) and Karen Ward (John)
of Brandon, Miss. A nephew, Dr. Sam Mickey preceded her in death.
She is also survived by two dear former sisters-in-law: Betty Abernathy
and Peggy Woodard of Naylor and nephews: Dr. Roger Abernathy
(Nancy) and Major Gary Abernathy (Susie) of Ohio.  Special friends
who cared for her were Jeanette Burpo and Carol Colbentz.
Joyce was an employee of Social Security Administration for 20 years
and retired at age 65. She was an active member of First United
Methodist Church, Sue Messenger Circle, and Wesleyan Sunday School
Class. She was a past president of the United Methodist Women and
active in Wednesday Prayer Group for many years. Joyce was
instrumental in beginning the cherub choir at First United Methodist
Church with her two daughters. She was a Charter Member, 50-year
member and past president of Chapter KB P.E.O. of Poplar Bluff.
Later in life Joyce’s passion was volunteering to help others.  Her
volunteer efforts included: Child Concern Center, Margaret Harwell Art
Museum, Friends of the Public Library, and playing piano at Cedargate
Nursing Home and River Mist Assisted Living Center.
Services will be held Thursday, July 30 at First United Methodist
Church, 500 North Main St., Poplar Bluff, Mo. Visitation at noon and
the funeral at 1 p.m. Graveside service immediately following at
Doniphan City Cemetery in Doniphan, Mo.Memorials may be sent to
Child Concern Center or First United Methodist Church. Arrangements
by Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home.
Joyce Wylie Ward