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Audrain County, Missouri

PEARL, James Ryland                              RENIE, Joseph                               RUTTER, Henry C

PLUNKETT,  Herbert Connely                  RIVES, Raymond Clifford

QUICK, Barbara                                        RIGGS, Harlin Gregory

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Clarion-Ledger, The (1/26/2004) Jackson, MS

Herbert Connely Plunkett, 75, died Friday, January 23, 2004, at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Jackson. Visitation is 2-4 p.m. today at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home Parkway Chapel and 1 p.m. Monday at the church. Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Christ United Methodist Church.

Mr. Plunkett was a native of Mexico, Mo., and he was a resident of the Jackson area for the past 48 years. He was a registered Architect and Engineer and received his degree from the University of Texas, Austin. He co-founded Barlow & Plunkett, Ltd. and retired after 42 years. He was responsible for many beautiful buildings that surround the Jackson landscape, such as Hughes Aerospace-ADCAP, Mississippi Baptist Medical Center, and Walter Sillers Building, for which he won and engineering design award. Mr. Plunkett was a veteran of the Korean War and served aboard the U.S.S. Missouri. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, a very proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous, and volunteered his services at Meals on Wheels, Stew Pot, and many other humanitarian functions. He enjoyed most of his time in motor sports with his sons and grandsons.

Survivors include his wife, Iris Kathleen Jennings Plunkett of Madison; children, Iverson (Bo) Richmond, IV, Dana Richmond Ward of Bend, Ore., H. Chad Richmond, Charles Jason Richmond, Elizabeth Plunkett Harwood of Missoula, Mont., Pamela Plunkett Farr, Clayton Connely Plunkett, Sandra Plunkett Casey of Sulphur, La.; Kathy Plunkett Mangialardi, and Herbert Daniel Plunkett of Mandeville, La.; 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and one sister, Betty Nell Troy of Baton Rouge, La.

Memorials may be made to Stew Pot Community Services, 1100 West Capital Street, Jackson, MS 39203 or to Christ United Methodist Church, 5301 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS 39211                      TOP

Barbara Quick Dies At Age 57
Graveside services for Barbara Ellen Quick, 57, of Route 1, Wellsville, have been set for Friday at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery in St. Louis County. She died Tuesday at St. Luke’s Hospital West in St. Louis County. Mrs. Quick was born May 30, 1927, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Mr. and Mrs. John Marcus Hepp. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Donna Kreider of St. Ann; a son, Donald Teague, and a granddaughter, Erin Teague of St. John; and a brother, George John Hepp of Bakersfield, Calif. She married Lester Quick in 1969. He died Sept. 28, 1981. (Mexico Ledger, Nov. 27, 1984) 



James Ryland Pearl
'Jim Pearl'

Mr. James Ryland Pearl, 74, of Anna, died 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at his home in Anna.(IL) He was born March 6, 1928, in Mexico, Mo., the son of Ryland Edward and Blanche Brownell Pearl. He married Collynn Kay Large on Oct. 29, 1983, in Battle Creek, Mich.

He is survived by his wife, Collynn, of Anna; two daughters, Pamela Kay and husband Jay Cadigan of New Jersey, Patricia Ann Jackson of Carbondale; one son, James Edward Pearl of Texas; four grandchildren, Michael Patrick and wife Trista Halliday, Matthew Shane Halliday, Dustin Aaron Halliday and Sammie Jo Halliday; one great-grandson, Trent Halliday. He was preceded in death by his parents, Blanche Pearl in 1983 and Ryland Pearl in 1994.

Jim started his equestrian career in Mexico, Mo., and he continued it his entire life. He won at the American Royal with his Shetland pony "Queenie" three times, starting at the age of six. He would go on to show at Shelbyville, where he was National Amateur Champion with his walking horses. In later years he developed a passion for reining horses and now has a champion stallion.

At the age of 11 the family moved to Anna, where his father purchased the Chevrolet dealership. He joined the Navy in 1946 and served until 1948, when he returned he attended SIUC and went to work in the family dealership. In 1952 he purchased the Chevrolet-Oldsmobile dealership in Vienna from James O'Keefe. This continued the family tradition in the automobile business. At the time, Jim became the youngest Chevrolet dealer in the country and a third-generation dealer. His grandfather, Ed Pearl,

still had a dealership in Mexico, Mo., and his father was in business in Anna.

While in Vienna, Jim was involved in all aspects of the community. He was president of the Chamber of Commerce and also served as president of the Kiwanis. He helped organize and served as president of the Vienna Saddle Club, he was also instrumental in fundraising for a new softball field.

In 1968 Oldsmobile came to him and asked him to purchase the Swindell Oldsmobile-Cadillac-Pontiac dealership in Carbondale, he did and later added GMC and Isuzu. In 1972 he moved the dealership to its current location on East Walnut. While in Carbondale he was again involved with the Chamber of Commerce, where he was the sponsor for many years of the Athena award and participated in many economic development endeavors. He served on the original board for the United Way of Carbondale and sponsored the kick-off breakfast for 15 years. He was alsoa member of the Elks Club and VFW of Carbondale and Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna. In 2001 he sold his dealership and returned to his horse farm "Pearl Acres" in Anna.

Funeral services for Mr. James Ryland Pearl will be held 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna with Dr. Tom Gamble and Dr. Richard Hertenstein officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call the Lutz & Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna 4 to 7

p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, and after 1 p.m. on Monday at the church until the funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 1110 N. Johnson, Marion, Ill. 62959. Envelopes will be available at the Lutz & Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna and at the church. Lutz & Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of the arrangements


Laddonia Herald. Dec. 22,1898

Joseph Renie, near Benton City took suddenly ill last Sunday with neuralges of the heart and died the following day. He leaves a wife and six children. The funeral was preached by Rev. I. F. Lusk of Mexico.

Contributed by Cheryl Oberhaus-no relation-no other information         TOP

LADDONIA - Raymond Clifford Rives, 57, of Montgomery City, died at 6:44 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, 2005, at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis.Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Bienhoff Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will be held in the Farber Cemetery. contributed by Ronald Surlock                            TOP

Harlin Riggs Dies Saturday
Services for
Harlin Gregory Riggs, 66, of Center, have been set for Tuesday at the Wilkey Funeral Home in Center. The Rev. Arthur Ridge will officiate and burial will be in Olivet Cemetery at Center. Pallbearers will be Mike and Gary Couch, David and Gary Krigbaum, Michael Stuart and Barney Egbert. Mr. Riggs, a retired employee of C.E. Refractories at Vandalia, died Saturday at Levering Hospital in Hannibal. He was a veteran of World War II. He was born March 15, 1918, in Monroe County, a son of William Moore and Abbie Shearer Riggs. He married Patsy A. Hickerson on Feb. 25, 1949 at Ashley. She survives. Other survivors are five sons, Edwin, in Belgium with the USAF, Todd of St. Louis, Wade, Dane and Mark at home; three daughters, Mary Riggs of North Carolina, Sarah and Ruth Riggs at home; three grandchildren; and a sister, Mary C. Riggs at Twain Haven Nursing Home in Perry. (Mexico Ledger 1985) Ida Hepler



From The Mexico Weekly Ledger, Thurs., Jan. 25, 1883:
Henry C Rutter
"Died, of pneumonia, Jan. 2nd, 1883, at his residence at Thompson Station, Audrain county, Missouri, Henry C. Rutter, in the thirty-third year of his age. The deceased was born in Adams county, Illinois, October 7, 1850, and moved with his father, H. F. Rutter. to this county in 1866 , where he has since resided. He was a carpenter, and had worked at his trade for the past ten years; and although he did not enjoy good health, being afflicted with the heart disease, yet he steadily pursued his work with great zeal. He was sociably and generous, and commanded the respect of all who knew him. His disease from the first was of the most malignant form, and seemed to yield but little to medical treatment, when, in the course of several days, it ended in his death.

During his last sickness, he manifested great patience and fortitude, not a word of complaint being heard from him.