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Gary Toombs

Aug 17, 1946 - Nov 07, 2023

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Potosi, MO

Gary William Toombs, a loving husband, dad, and grandpa, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at the age of 77. Gary was born on August 17, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri, a son of the late Robert Bland Toombs and the late Geraldine Janis (Zinn) Toombs. On December 26, 1965, Gary married the love of his life, Elaine Counts. They were high school sweethearts and shared fifty-seven wonderful years together. Gary is survived by his wife, Elaine Toombs; two s...Read More

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Bonnie Jean Eye

Aug 17, 1965 - Feb 25, 2024

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Potosi, MO

Bonnie Jean Eye, a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished maw maw, daughter, sister, and friend went to her Heavenly Home on Sunday, February 25, 2024 after a long, valiant battle with sickness. Although her health took a major tole on her life, her joy remained steadfast. Bonnie was born on August 17, 1965, in Potosi, Missouri, a daughter to Joseph William Moses and the late Viola May (Missey) Moses. On June 16, 1983 she married Donald V. Eye II at Lost Creek Missionary Baptist Church. They shared nearly 41 years together. Bonnie was a graduate of Potosi High School, Class of 1984. Bonnie’s beauty flowed from the inside out. She had a strong Christian faith, a charming smile, and an infectious laugh. Bonnie’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grand babies. In years past, Bonnie enjoyed many camping trips, reading old amish and Christian novels, fish fries and family dinners. On days when Bonnie felt well, she looked forward to taking side-by-side rides with Donnie. They would enjoy the afternoon together. In addition to her love for family, Bonnie had a passionate collection of Holiday Barbies and Angels. She loved watching the Home Shopping Network and QVC. Throughout the years, Bonnie’s desire to bless children and adults alike was evident through gift giving. One wouldn’t have to be family to receive gifts from her. Bonnie generous spirit graced each life she touched and her legacy will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. Those who remain to treasure her memory include her beloved husband, Donald V. Eye II; son, Don Michael Eye (wife, Samantha); father, Joseph William “Bill” Moses; three grandchildren: Ariana, Zayden and Willow Eye; sister, Susie LaChance and Linzy Agnew; brother, Ronnie Moses (wife, Debbie); sisters-in-law: Charlotte Fish, Vanessa Draffen (husband, John), and Debbie Akins (husband, Randy); and many dear aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her mother, Bonnie was preceded in death by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Donald and Violet Eye; brother-in-law, Mike Fish; nephew, Joseph “CJ” LaChance; and many other extended family members. A time of Visitation will be held at DeClue Funeral Home on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm and will resume on Thursday, February 29th, at 11 am until the time of her Funeral Service at 1:00 pm, held in the DeClue Memorial Chapel with Pastor Scott Welty officiating. Interment will follow at Lost Creek Cemetery. Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of DeClue Funeral Home.

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LouAnn "NouNou" Nelson

Mar 30, 1969 - Feb 15, 2024

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Potosi, MO

LouAnn "NouNou" Nelson, age 54, of Potosi, MO, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2024. She was loved by all and never met a stranger. LouAnn's vibrant and kind-hearted nature touched the lives of many, leaving behind cherished memories that will be treasured forever.Born on March 30, 1969, LouAnn had a passion for life that was evident in everything she did. She had a zest for knowledge and enjoyed working crossword puzzles and reading her bible. LouAnn found solace in watching TV and loved spending quality time with her family during evening dinners. She had an unbreakable bond with her beloved doggies who brought her immense joy throughout her life.LouAnn was preceded in death by her mother, Loretta "Tudy" Chamberlain Nelson, father, Wallace Nelson, Brother Jerry Nelson and brother-in-law Billy Coleman. Despite the profound loss of her parents, she embraced life with resilience and found comfort in the support of her family and friends.She is survived by her sister, Cherie Coleman, special friend Dwayne Bievenue; brother Gary Nelson and his wife Sharon; nieces, Mandi Carron and husband Weston, Ava Carron and sister-in-law Linda Nelson; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. LouAnn's presence will forever be missed by all those who were fortunate enough to have known her.Services to celebrate LouAnn's life will be held at Moore Funeral Homes, Potosi, MO. A visitation will take place on Monday, February 19th from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM. During this time of mourning for the loss of LouAnn "NouNou" Nelson, we acknowledge the incredible imprint she left on our hearts. Her warm smile, caring nature, and laughter will forever be etched in our memories. May her soul find eternal peace, and may her spirit continue to inspire and uplift us all.

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Tom Dee

Oct 16, 1953 - Feb 17, 2024

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Potosi, MO

Tom Dee, 70 of Potosi, Missouri died on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Washington County Memorial Hospital in Potosi, Missouri.Born Friday, October 16, 1953 in Farmington, Missouri, he was the son of the late Thomas Dee and the late Verla Glore Dee.Surviving are:daughter, Angela Mayberry and husband Dennis of Bismarck, MObrothers,Tim Dee and wife Karen of Bismarck, MOTodd Dee and wife Kim of Leadwood, MOsister, Tammy Zook and husband Jimmy of Farmington, MO2 grand children.A full obituary will be available soon.

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Randall Scott Glisson

Oct 02, 1964 - Feb 16, 2024

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Potosi, MO

Randall Scott Glisson of Potosi, Missouri, was born on October 2, 1964 in St Charles, Illinois, a son of Spencer William Glisson and Marianne Florence (Cummings) Glisson. Randall passed away on February 16, 2024, having reached the age of 59. No services will be held for Randall. DeClue Funeral Home was honored to have served the family of Mr. Randall Glisson.

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Shirley Juanita Eye

Jun 09, 1944 - Feb 20, 2024

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Potosi, MO

Shirley Juanita Eye of Potosi, Missouri, was born on June 9, 1944 in Lemay, Missouri, a daughter of the late Albert and Noma (Veninga) Turnbough. Shirley went to her heavenly home that she longed for on February 20, 2024, having reached the age of 79. Those who remain to cherish her memory are her husband, Cleo Eye; daughter, Christina Cooley (husband, Jeff); grandchildren: Austin Cooley, Brianna Hauser (husband, Dean), Ashley Brown (husband, Kevin); six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her infant son, William "Sonny" Boswell, Jr. Cleo and Shirley couldn’t wait to get married, so they quickly rushed off to the courthouse in East St Louis and got married on January 6, 1967. They were excited to go on their honeymoon to Lake of the Ozarks but the bad weather forced them to turn around. But, that didn’t stop them as they spent 57 wonderful years together. Shirley loved Elvis and enjoyed the animated version of the movie, The Beauty and the Beast, watching it nonstop, so much it became a favorite movie of her grand kids. She was very protective over her family, loved them hard, was supportive of them, but was also very strict. If she didn't agree with you, she wouldn't have an issue with making her opinion known. She even required her grandchildren to call her "Mam" because she thought grandma sounded too old. She never wanted you to think that you weren’t loved, even if you made a mistake. So, whenever she loved you, she loved you with all of her heart. If you knew her, you might as well as count yourself extremely blessed, because you had a Christian prayer warrior on your side. As a godly Christian woman, she knew how to pray and understood how powerful prayer was. She was always smiling and it didn't matter when or where, or what she was going through—she was an optimist. She always loved to say, "Thank you, Lord" or "That’s an answered prayer". Visitation will be Friday, February 23, 2024 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at DeClue Funeral Home. Visitation will continue on Saturday, February 24, 2024, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 11 a.m. at the DeClue Memorial Chapel, officiated by Elder Mike Jarvis. Interment and final prayers will be held at Redbud Memorial Gardens in Potosi. DeClue Funeral Home was honored to have served the family of Mrs. Shirley Eye.

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Robert Ray Pyatt

Dec 15, 1934 - Feb 08, 2024

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Potosi, MO

Brother Robert Ray Pyatt was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 8th, 2024. Born on December 15th, 1934 to John Pyatt and Opal (Briden) Pyatt. Bob was a faithful, loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a dedicated servant of Christ and lived every day with integrity and passion. Bob began working at a very young age delivering bread, as well as many other small jobs before being hired at General Motors Corvette Plant. Bob worked for GM for approximately 25 years. Some of his fondest memories of working at GM were made during his lunch break, when he would lead Bible study with his coworkers which eventually turned into a church service, including live music. Many came to know the Lord during theses services. Throughout Bob’s life, he has come to know many wonderful people. It did not matter where he was, Bob never met a stranger. Bob was also described as an expert mechanic. His theory was- If he couldn't fix it with a wrench, get a hammer. On December 31, 1955, Bob was united in marriage to Norma Hawkins and three sons were born to this union: Daniel, Kenneth and Tim. Norma and Bob had a blessed marriage, raising their children and serving in ministry together until Norma’s passing on March 7, 2007. On August 16, 2008, Bob remarried Bonnie (Glore) Price at Covenant Grace Church of God. Their families combined and became one. Bob and Bonnie’s love flourished and they shared many remarkable memories together. In past years, Bob attended both First Assembly of God - Potosi and Covenant Grace Church of God were he served in many areas of ministry including song leader and Sunday School Teacher for 50 plus years. In addition, Bob and Bonnie pastored New Diggins Church for 7 years. Currently, Bob was a member of The River Church of Potosi. Bob was a proud supporter of Missions and had a deep love for the word of God. His commitment to his faith were evident in everything he did. As it is written in Proverbs 3:5-6, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Bob lived by these words, and his life was a testament to his unwavering faith in God. Those who remain to treasure Bob’s memory include his wife, Bonnie Pyatt; son, Tim Pyatt (wife, Heather); daughter, Kim (Price) Ladehoff; daughter-in-law, Evelyn Pyatt; seven grandchildren: Samantha Pyatt, Danny Pyatt II (wife, Sara), Kim Parsons (husband, John), Kenny Pyatt (wife, Katie), Bobbi Taylor (husband, Ford), Shelbie Kelley (husband, Dallas), and Layne Kirby; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; two siblings: Wilma Massey and Billy Pyatt (wife, Tamera); as well as dear brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces, nephews, church family, and friends. In addition to Bob’s parents, he was also preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Pyatt; two sons: Kenneth Pyatt and Daniel Pyatt; and two siblings: Edna Sisk and Gertie Brewer. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 11, 2024 from 5 to 8 pm at DeClue Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Monday, February 12th from 9 am until the time of his Funeral Service at 11 am. Pastor Bobbie Browne will be officiating, assisted by Pastor Bob Thurman. Interment will follow at Redbud Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of DeClue Funeral Home.

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Nolen Ray Nettles

Feb 03, 2024 - Feb 03, 2024

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Potosi, MO

Baby Nolen Ray Nettles went to be with Jesus in Heaven on Saturday, February 3rd, 2024. Nolen was born at Mercy Hospital Jefferson at 12:39 AM Saturday morning, to Justin and Darian (Wild) Nettles. Nolen was always so happy anytime he heard his daddy and mommy or his brother and sister talking to him. Nolen was deeply loved and his memory will be forever cherished in the hearts of his parents: Justin and Darian Nettles; his two siblings: Hunter and Ava Grace; his grandparents: Larry and Terry Nettles, and Dave and Tina Wild; great-grandparents: Jenny Nettles, Bill and Diane Carter, and Audrey Wild; his uncles and aunts: Kyle and Erica Nettles, and Brendan and Kaitlin Wild; special cousins: Grace, Thea, and Grayson; as well as extended family. Nolen was preceded in death by his great grandparents: Ray Nettles, Don Counts, Velma Counts, Sue Counts and Dale Wild. A time of visitation will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at DeClue Funeral Home from 3:30 pm until the time of Nolen’s Memorial Service at 6 pm. Pastor Troy Smith will be officiating. Friends of the family may express condolences online by visiting decluefuneralhome.com

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Bridget Estelle Sampson

Nov 18, 1983 - Feb 01, 2024

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Potosi, MO

Bridget Estelle Sampson went to be with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, February 1, 2024, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. Bridget passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and friends at the age of 40. Bridget was born on November 18th, 1983, in Potosi, Missouri, a daughter to Nolon Sansoucie Sr. and Gloria Ryon. On September 25th, 2004, Bridget married Joesph Sampson, and together they welcomed their two children, Curtis and Dakota, into the world. Bridget’s greatest joy in life was that of being a mother. Bridget’s selflessness and willingness to lend a hand were hallmarks of her character. Bridget had the heart of a servant. She left an incredible mark on the lives of all who knew her. In addition to her servant's heart, Bridget will fondly be remembered as an avid animal lover and those who knew her never knew what animal she would bring home next. Bridget had the greatest sense of humor and had a somewhat stubborn streak. The legacy of strength that Bridget has left behind will forever be etched within our hearts. Those who remain to treasure her memory include her husband, Joseph Sampson; son, Curtis Sampson, and girlfriend, Kaylynn Barton; daughter, Dakota Sampson; father, Nolon Sansoucie (wife, Gerry); siblings: Nolon Sansoucie Jr., Shawn Sansoucie (wife, Ann), Heather Meyer (husband, Matthew), Amanda Hindman (husband, Brian), Nicki Morgan (husband, Derek), and Shane Sansoucie. Bridget also leaves behind her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Joe and Joyce Sampson; as well as brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. In addition to Bridget’s grandparents, whom she loved so much, she was preceded in death by her dear mother, Gloria Ryon. Visitation will be held on Monday, February 5, 2024, from 5 to 8 pm at DeClue Funeral Home. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, February 6th from 9 am until the time of her Funeral Service at 11 am. Pastor Sheldon Marler will be officiating, assisted by Pastor David Reed. Interment will follow at Redbud Memorial Gardens. Friends may view Brisdget’s video tribute or express their condolences by visiting decluefuneralhome.com Funeral arrangements were respectfully entrusted to the care and direction of DeClue Funeral Home.

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Mary Jean Beasley

Jan 30, 1938 - Feb 03, 2024

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Potosi, MO

Mary Jean "Jeannie" Beasley, nee Lewis, of Steelville, MO was born on Sunday, January 30, 1938 in Steelville, MO to Bellva "Bell" Winifred Dierking. She passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Potosi Manor at the age of 86 years. Jeannie was adopted by Clarence "Jack" Lewis, Jr. when she was 9 years old. She often said that Grandpa Jack was and always will be the best father any girl could ever have had and that he couldn't have loved her any more. For all of us watching the two together, knew that was absolutely true. She graduated from Steelville High School and often talked about her friends and the times she had during those days and also about spending time with her cousins. Jean married Clyde Smith and to that union a son, Patrick Clyde Smith, was born. After years of marriage, Jeannie and Patrick started a new life which led to "Chuck Beasley" around 1983. Jeannie and Chuck were married for a short time, but she always said Chuck was her soulmate. After Chuck's death, Jeannie remained single. She lived a good life, worked hard, played harder and gave plenty. Jeannie enjoyed life whether it was bike riding, spending time with her animals, taking walks or traveling with her friends and family. She enjoyed working at the Crawford County Courthouse doing various jobs for over 20 years, working at the Assessor's Office as a mapper. She retired to volunteer at churches and travel with her parents. She was a member of the Steelville Presbyterian Church for several years and had served as a deacon. Jeannie loved the cold weather and to play in the snow; sleigh riding was her favorite thing to do. Many times after it had snowed, if Patrick & Laurie couldn't reach her by phone, they'd load up and go check on her (afraid she may of had a sleigh riding accident)...and yes, there were a few times that is exactly what happened. She also loved to drive, and drive fast! Jeannie's favorite thing to say was, "nobody's going to tell Jeannie what to do! Jeannie's going to do what Jeannie wants to do!"....and she did. She was a generous person, who gave to many. It wasn't unusual for Jeannie to leave money or hand someone cash if she knew they needed it. She always made an impression on people where ever she went. Jeannie was loved and she will be missed. She was preceded in death by her parents Jack and Bell Lewis; husband Chuck Beasley; sister Ruthie (husband Ronnie) Stulce; niece Ann Lewis and grandson Christopher Bell. Jeannie is survived by her son Patrick (wife Laurie) Smith of Steelville, MO and daughter Gail Cape of Cuba, MO; brother Larry (wife Barbara) Lewis of Steelville, MO; grandchildren Jeremy (wife Melissa) King of Eureka, MO, Samantha (husband Josh) Parks of Belgrade, MO and Sunni (husband Jesse) Nelson of Sullivan, MO; great grandchildren Mira Nelson, Jenson Parks, Boone Parks, Ava King and Gavin King nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation is from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, MO. Funeral Service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Hutson Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Mahurin officiating. Burial will be at Steelville Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, MO. To to the family, please

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Arthur Lynn Portell

Apr 02, 1937 - Jan 26, 2024

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Potosi, MO

Arthur Lynn Portell, a dedicated Christian, husband, brother and uncle, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 26, 2024 having reached the age of 86. Lynn was born in Cadet, Missouri on April 2, 1937 as one of 8 children, to Floyd and Myrtle (Whitter) Portell. Lynn received the Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in 1971 and served him in every capacity for 50 years. He attended Happy Grove Church of God. A loving husband to his wife Jo Ann (Emily) Portell with whom he shared a remarkable journey since their marriage on June 20, 1964. Together, they built a beautiful life filled with remarkable memories that will forever be cherished. Growing up in Cadet, Missouri, Lynn attended Belle Fountain School, where he laid the foundations of a life marked by hard work and perseverance. Lynn worked various jobs before embarking on a successful career with Chrysler where he retired from in 1992. Lynn had a passion for music. He was a talented guitar player and was privileged to play in both gospel groups and country western bands. “Uncle Lynn was the sweetest soul with the biggest heart. He was loyal, reliable, and always there for those in need. He had the most generous heart and his heart to help others was inspiring. He was a big ol’ bawl bag who loved his family and Jesus. He always had tears of joy and gratitude in his eyes. He was easy to talk to and so funny. Not only was he funny but he was the biggest stinker. He was quick on his feet and was so witty. He always had a joke ready and enjoyed making others laugh and smile. He was a super special human and I am so grateful for his influence in my life.” Sierra Lynn is survived by his loving wife, Jo Ann; five siblings: Danny Portell, Gary Portell (wife, Janet), Nona Thebeau (husband, Rev. Lynn), Peggy Turnbough (husband, Rev. Mark), and Debbie Holt; special in-laws: Sharon Minx (husband, Wayne), Sydney Emily, Jeffrey Emily (wife, Vickie), and Scott Emily. Lynn also leaves behind many very special nieces, nephews and friends. Lynn was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Myrtle Portell; two sisters: Glenda Kay Harmon and Bonnie Gibson; sisters-in-law: Brenda Emily Singer and Gloria Price; brothers-in-law: Danny Emily, Terry Emily, Clifton Gibson, and Ronnie Harmon; and special nephew, Brad Minx as well as other dear nieces and nephews. A time of. Visitation will be held Thursday, February 1, 2024 from 1 pm to 8 pm at DeClue Funeral Home, 301 East High Street, Potosi, MO 63664. In lieu of flowers, if so desired, friends may send memorials to Southeast Missouri Special Olympics, Attention: Penny Williams, 1625 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Donations can also be made on somo.org/se/. View Lynn’s video tribute or express online condolences by visiting decluefuneralhome.com DeClue Funeral Home was honored to have served and ministered to the family of Mr. Lynn Portell.

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