Wilford Raines

PARKVILLE, Mo. — Wilford Raines, 86, of Parkville, formerly of Clinton, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2018.

Wilford was born Dec. 20, 1931, in Fornfelt to Lester and Nita Peetz Raines. He married Sharon Steger in 1951, and they enjoyed 66 years of marriage.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, being stationed in Greenland.

Wilford was a lifetime farmer in the Scott City area prior to moving to Clinton, where he managed "The Duck Farm" at Urich, Missouri, and was known as "The Duck Farmer."

He truly loved life, farming and spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Raines; a daughter and son-in-law, Twyla and John Wilson; a brother, Marvin Raines; a sister, Gladys Smith; and his cherished granddaughter, Ashley Wilson Keith, and husband, Bill.

Wilford was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Alice Getz.

Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Meyers Northland Funeral Home in Parkville.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Announcement courtesy of Amick-Burnett Funeral Home in Scott City.

Emergency personnel respond to a shooting early Monday on Green Acres Drive in Cape Girardeau.

A 29-year-old Cape Girardeau man has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death Monday of a 1-year-old girl.

Isaac D. Egbuka also was charged with first-degree domestic assault and two counts of armed criminal action in connection with the incident, according to police.

The victim was identified as Jamariel Lanique Tanksley, police said

The incident occurred at 50 Green Acres Drive, where Egbuka and his sister, Kimberly, lived, according to a probable-cause statement.

Police were called to the scene at 2:09 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the baby had suffered a gunshot wound to the head.

The child was transported to Saint Francis Medical Center where doctors were unable to save her. She was pronounced dead at 3:31 a.m., police said.

Emergency personnel respond to a shooting early Monday on Green Acres Drive in Cape Girardeau.

Kimberly Egbuka told police her brother “had been drinking all night and was intoxicated,” according to a probable-cause statement.

She said she was babysitting the child for a friend, police detective Darren Estes said in the statement.

Kimberly said Isaac and an unknown woman were in Isaac’s bedroom and “were being very loud,” according to the statement.

Emergency personnel respond to a shooting early Mondayon Green Acres Drive in Cape Girardeau.

Kimberly said she eventually told the couple they needed to be quiet so as not to wake the baby.

After the woman left, Kimberly asked her mother, Regina Moore, to come over and help deal with an intoxicated Isaac, according to the statement.

After Moore arrived, Kimberly said she was in her bedroom with the light off when her brother came into the room, turned on the light and woke up the baby.

“Kimberly stated she didn’t want to deal with Isaac and just wanted to get the baby back to sleep,” Estes wrote.

According to the statement, Kimberly took the child to a back bedroom in the house and sat on the floor rocking the baby.

“While Kimberly was there, Issac came into the room and they got into an argument,” according to the statement.

“Isaac pushed Kimberly over, head first, on the treadmill,” Estes said.

Kimberly said she was still holding the baby and landed on top of the child, Estes said in the statement. Isaac then “got on top of them,” according to the statement

“Kimberly said, as she was getting up and still on her knees, she heard a gunshot and looked down and saw Isaac had shot the baby in the head. A moment later she heard another gunshot,” Estes wrote.

Estes said that Kimberly believed her brother was trying to kill her.

After the baby was shot, Moore took the gun from Isaac and hid it, according to the statement. Officers later recovered the gun outside the home.

Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Limbaugh said Egbuka was taken into custody.

Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis ordered Egbuka be held on $750,000 cash only bond.

(573) 388-3641

Pertinent address:

50 Green Acres Drive, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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