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Mildred Barks, 91, of Dexter, Mo. formerly of Poplar Bluff, died
September 13, 2013. She was born January 12, 1922 in Poplar Bluff,
Mo. Mildred was a longtime resident of Poplar Bluff. She was a member
of the Second Baptist Church and Eastern Star. She was a home maker
who enjoyed gardening, sewing, fishing and traveling.
She married Glenn Griffith in 1941. He preceded her in death in1966. In
1968 she married George Welsch. He preceded her in 1981. In 1984 she
married Robert Barks. He preceded her in 2005.
Mildred is survived by one sister, Helen Williams of Dexter, Mo.; six
grandchildren, Mike Griffith, Lewis Griffith, both of Illinois, Lesley
Rouson, Katy Teeter, and Isabel Griffith of Missouri, and Glenda
Armstead of Oklahoma, 10 great-grandchildren, and one
Also preceding her in death were one son, Glenn Carroll Griffith, four
brothers, and two sisters.
Visitation will be Wednesday, 5 to 7 pm, followed by an Eastern Star
service at 7 pm at Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home Chapel. The funeral service
will be Thursday at 10 am in the chapel. Burial will be at Woodlawn
Kati Lynn Gee, 28, of Piedmont, Mo. died Sept. 18, 2013. Ms. Gee was
born August 23, 1985 in St. Louis, Mo. to Katherine Hudson Gee and
William Thomas Gee, Sr.
Kati is survived by her mother Katherine Gee, one son; Joseph Reeves Jr.,
one daughter; Skylar Reeves, both of Piedmont, Mo. two brothers;
William Thomas Gee Jr., and Jason Allen Gee , both of Piedmont, two
1/2 brothers, Richard Gee, and Scotty Gee , both of St. Louis, Mo. two
sisters; Heather Gee and Stephanie Gee , both of Piedmont.
immortality to light through the Gospel. Let us remember with
thanksgiving what God has done through His servant Tonya.
Tonya Pauline Michel was given life by her Creator and was born on
August 6, 1974, the child of Vickie Smith. On December 7, 1997, she
received the gift of Holy Baptism and became a child of God, publicly
confessed her faith and was confirmed, and received the precious gift of
the Lord's lifegiving body and blood. On December 20, 1997, she
received the gift of a companion in her spouse Michael Michel. She was
blessed with the gift of children, Jessica and Jedidiah. God blessed
Tonya with many special people as she served God in her vocations at
home, church, work, and in the community. Finally, on September 23
God blessed Tonya with a holy death and took her home to rest in the
arms of Jesus to await the resurrection of the dead.
The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the
Lord. We give thanks to God our Father through Jesus Christ, our Lord,
for our sister, Tonya.
Tonya enjoyed scrapbooking, baking, hunting and fishing, and being a
Visitation will be Friday 10-11 AM at Zion Luthren Church followed by
the funeral service at 11 AM with Pastor Marty Reed officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Fitch-Hillis Funeral Home. The
family request memorials for a scholarship fund for the Michel children.
They may be sent to Peoples Community State Bank, 3529 Westwood
Blvd. Poplar Bluff, Mo. 63901.