Obituaries

Larry “Frog” Simmerman, 69, of Dongola, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 9, 1948, in Union County, the son of Henry Levi and Gladys Geneva Lyerla Simmerman. He married Shirley Dillow on Jan. 27, 1967. He was a 1966 graduate of...
William J. Halter Sr., 89, of Anna, died at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. He was born on Jan. 2, 1928, the son of John and Lillie Andres Halter. He married Kathryn Haney on June 24, 1954. He served in the Illinois Army Reserves as a first lieutenant and in the Missouri National Guard as...
Joyce Alexander, 70, of Eldorado, and formerly of Cobden, died at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Select Specialty Hospital in St. Charles, Mo. She was born on June 6, 1947, in Cobden, the daughter of Nova Lee and Evelyn Bonita Aldridge Pack. She is survived by her sister, Bonnie (Jerry)...
Kedron K. Parr, 94, of Anna, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at her home. She was born on Jan. 16, 1923, in Dongola, the daughter of Paul Alfred and Bertha Novella Karraker Lingle. She married Luther Parr on April 25, 1943. He preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 2010. She enjoyed working in her flower...
Steven D. Lawrence, 57, of Cobden, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at his home. He was born on Jan. 2, 1960, the son of Randal L. Lawrence Jr. and Mary E. Sadler Lawrence. He is survived by his nephew, Adam (Nikki) Lawrence of Rosiclare; nieces Elizabeth Lawrence of Anna and Samantha Sheffield of New...
Peggy Jean Mallams, 95, of Anna, died at 4:55 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. She was born on Aug. 27, 1922, in Creal Springs, the daughter of Clarence and Mae Gillespie. She married R.C. Mallams on April 3, 1943. He preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2011. She was...
Kimberly Ann Zimmerman, 56, of Anna, died peacefully in her sleep at 10:32 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Jonesboro. She was born on Oct. 15, 1960, in Anna, the daughter of Lanny and Betty Davis Zimmerman. She was a companion of Bill Scroggins and grandmother to Nicholas Ortiz and Khloee Pena....
Margaret “Margie” Kruez, 96, of Cobden, died at 6:24 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, in Cobden. She was born on June 23, 1921. She is survived by her many friends at Village Inn in Cobden. Graveside service will be Friday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. at the Anna City Cemetery. Interment will be in the Anna City...
Danny L. Treece, 70, of Jonesboro, died at 10:17 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born in Anna on Oct. 3, 1946, the son of Hollie and Ruby Garrett Treece. He is survived by three aunts, Leona Treece of Paducah, Betty Garrett of Anna and Martha Garrett of...
Larry J. Yates Jr., 34, of Anna, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at his home. He was born on Dec. 30, 1982, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Larry J. Sr. and Jean Marie Bachmann Yates. He is survived by his father, Larry J. Sr. (Sheila) Yates of Cobden; his mother, Jean Marie Yates of Anna; a sister, Lisa...

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