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West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


    Rudene Reeves Poulette was born April 14th, 1947, to Earl Reeves and Joyce Rogers Reeves in Thayer, Missouri and entered the gates of Heaven on March 5th, 2024, in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the age of 76. She was united in marriage on August 20th, 1964, in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas to Lonnie Poulette. Together they were blessed with three children. Rudene was a simple woman who selflessly cared for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. In her younger years she enjoyed gardening, days at the lake, cooking, and decorating for holidays. But what she loved the most was spending time with her family.

    Rudene is survived by her husband Lonnie Poulette of the home in Bay, Arkansas, three children; Denita Flynn of West Plains, Missouri, Donnie Poulette (Joy) of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas , and Deanna Poulette of Bay, Arkansas, one brother, Larry Reeves (Louis) of Phoenix, Arizona, one sister, Marlene Robertson (John) of Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, nine grandchildren; Lorie Huckabee (Chad), Terry Flynn ( Amber), Casey Poulette (Angel), Vivian Woods (Jordan), Tyler Poulette, Joshua Infranca (McKenzie), Lonnie Infranca, Isaiah Deshazo, and Sammy Poulette, Eleven great-grandchildren; Tyler Huckabee, Matthew Huckabee, Brayden Infranca, Waylon Woods, Raylan Poulette, Gunnar Poulette, Isabella Flynn, Zander Infranca, Everleigh Flynn, Gabby Poulette, and Emerie Woods.

    Rudene is proceeded in death by her parents, Earl and Joyce, one sister, Earlene Simmons,  her twin brother Rudy Reeves, and cousin, David Rogers.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Inc., 26345 Network Place, Chicago, IL 60673-1263 

Visitation will be on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 1:00 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

A Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at 2:00 p.m., at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri.

Burial will be March 12, 2024, at the Thayer Cemetery of Thayer, Missouri.

Services will be officiated by Ermon Croney

Pallbearers will be: Joshua Infranca, Lonnie Infranca, Terry Flynn, Tyler Poulette, Sammy Poulette, and Isaiah Deshazo. Honorary pallbearers will be :Jordan Woods, Brayden Infranca, Waylon Woods, Zander Infranca, Casey Poulette, Matthew Huckabee, and Tyler Huckabee.


Services in care of Carter Funeral Home Inc., – Thayer, Missouri.



  1. Nadine Langley
    March 6, 2024 @ 3:31 pm

    Lonnie and all the family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Rudene was a wonderful person. We called each other our twin. Years ago she was at church and someone ask her how Doyle was. She told me about that.
    Hugs & prayer are going with you thru this time of loss.


  2. Eva (Deaton) Komm
    March 6, 2024 @ 7:15 pm

    I don’t think I ever saw Rudene that she didn’t have a brilliant smile on her face and in her eyes. She was always kind to me and I thought the world of her. May her family know that she was loved by all she knew. My sincere condolences to you in your great loss.


  3. Margie Ellison Busch
    March 7, 2024 @ 7:31 am

    Prayers for peace and comfort to each of you. Rudene loved you ALL with every ounce of her being. I know things will never be the same without her and my heart goes out to each of you. She spread a shining light everywhere she went and touched so many lives…. Huge hugs…. thinking of you all and sending prayers.


  4. Donna Keylon Keyes
    March 7, 2024 @ 12:09 pm

    Rudene was a dear friend from childhood. I will miss her FaceBook comments and I regret not seeing her in many years. I remember her smiling face and her sense of humor. My prayers are with all of the family.


  5. Lark Allen
    March 7, 2024 @ 12:58 pm

    Rudene was one of the nicest persons I ever met. She and I had renewed our friendship via Facebook, and I’m certainly going to miss her.
    Condolences to the family.


  6. Gay (Haney) Kerley
    March 7, 2024 @ 7:17 pm

    Rudene was a neighbor & friend, we had lots of fun in our childhood! She will be missed! Condolence to all her family!


  7. Melanie Vincent
    March 8, 2024 @ 7:20 am

    My deepest condolences to all of the family. I have so many fond memories of Mama Rudene from family gatherings and times that I spent at her home hanging out with Deanna. Rudene always had a smile and a laugh and I loved her dearly. She was such a beautiful, loving soul.


  8. Linda Stacey
    March 10, 2024 @ 10:03 am

    Lonnie, sorry for our loss… I went to school with Rudene I was a year behind her. She was a very nice and caring person. everyone that knew her will miss her.


  9. Nancy Lambe
    March 10, 2024 @ 6:39 pm

    Rudene was a great friend and we shared Birthday parties in our TEANS.
    She was a very Special person ❤️


  10. The Wilson Family
    March 13, 2024 @ 11:25 am

    Praying for the family. Kenny, Mellissa, Justin and Kerrie


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