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Violet Faye Metz, 82, of St. Peters, Mo. died at her residence March 14,
2016. She was born to the late Willie Woods and Sylvia Eaton Woods
June 30, 1933 in New Port, Ark. Before retiring she work as a secretary.
Mrs. Metz was married to her husband Rex Metz for 65 years. He
Also surviving are grandchildren Parker Metz and Kaitlyn Metz and their
mother Barbara Metz Beckner all of St. Charles, Mo., and nieces Frankie
Gray of Jonesboro, Ark. and Kay Marlin of Little Rock, Ark.
Preceding her in death were two sons, Ricky Metz and Mike Metz; and
brothers, James Woods and Orvist Woods.
There will be a graveside service Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 2:00
P.M. at Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Ron Beckner and Ken Longar
will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer's Association,
9374 Olive Blvd. Ste. 101, St. Louis, M 63132-3253 would be
Joyce L. Absheer, 85, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., died Sunday, March 20, 2016
at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center. She was born July 3, 1930 at
Broseley, Mo. to the late Leslie Presson and Flossie May Presson. She
was a life time resident of Butler County Mo. Joyce was a member of the
First Church of God in Poplar Bluff.
She married Herbert Absheer April 10, 1953. He preceded her in death
October 7, 2002.
Joyce was a school teacher employed by the Poplar Bluff School System.
She enjoyed reading, working puzzles and spending time with her family,
especially her grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Becky Brent (Keith) of Poplar Bluff,
and Susan Forrester (Reid) of Jefferson City, Mo.;two sisters, Mavis
Presson of Poplar Bluff,and Carolyn Eddy of Broseley, Mo.; five
grandchildren, Stacey Bruce (David), Kelley Brent (Shawn), Jeff Brent,
Beth Forrester, and Leslie Gragg (Seth); and three great-grandchildren,
Drew Brown, Dylan Brown and Logan Brent.
Besides her parents and husband she was also preceded in death by two
brothers, Coy Presson and Kenny Presson.
A visitation will be Wed. March 23, 2016 at 6:00 P.M. at Fitch-Hillis
Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service will be Thursday at 11:00 A.M.
also in the chapel. The Rev. Vernon Kneir will officiate. Burial will be at
Memorial Gardens Cemetery. .