Obituaries

Vern F. Henson II
Vern F. Henson II, 71, died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, at 2:18 p.m. at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on May 2, 1951, in Anna, the son of Vern Francis and Ruth McCluskey Henson in Anna.  He married Barbara Dare on Jan. 26, 1970. He retired from TVA in 2005. He loved...
Charles Larry Keller
Charles Larry Keller, 74, of Dongola, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Sept. 23, 1948, in Anna, the son of Charles Jefferson and Mazel Beatrice Youngblood Keller.  He married Linda Hartline Keller on Oct.  20, 1967. He was a 1967...
Fawn Pete Follis
Fawn Pete Follis, 85, of Ware, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022, peacefully surrounded by his family.  He was born on Dec. 12, 1936, in Ware, the son of Coastal Lincoln and Lucile Marie Morneweg Follis.  He married Carolyn Wilson of June 20, 1959, in Harrisburg. He is...
Alvira June Pender of Indianapolis, Ind., died on Nov. 20, 2022. She was 86 years old.  June was born in Oran, Missouri to her parents Clarence and Lilly Holderfield.  She attended high school in Illinois. June met her husband George and together they shared 62 years of marriage.  She worked as a...
Jerald ‘Jerry’ Hoffman
Jerald “Jerry” Hoffman, 41, of Carbondale, and formerly of Anna, died Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  He was born on Jan. 24, 1981, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Bryon and Jackie Scivally Hoffman. He was a cook at the Good Samaritan Homeless Shelter in Carbondale. He was...
Roger Edward Beegle
Roger Edward Beegle, 66, of Cobden, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, with his wife and brother by his side.  He was born on Nov. 24, 1955, in Cairo, the son of James Edward and Barbara Jean Hornback Beegle.  He married the love of his life, Cheri Sanders, at Bald Knob Cross...
Rev. Michael Gene Gibson
Rev. Michael Gene Gibson, 66, of Herrin, and formerly of Anna, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  He was born on Jan. 10, 1956, in Anna, the son of Floyd and Joan Hartline Gibson. He married Rebecca Goins on Nov. 20, 1976. She survives.  He was a member...
Charles Peshoff Sr.
Charles Peshoff Sr., 70, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. He was born on March 5, 1952, in Cameron, La., the son of Clarence and Virginia Mae Butler Peshoff.  He married Patricia Berry on March 31, 1973, in Jonesboro. Mr. Peshoff is survived by his...
Kenneth Paul Carlson
Kenneth Paul Carlson, 71, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  He was born on July 18, 1951, in Calumet City, the son of Enoch J. and Ruth E. Herlitz Carlson. He is survived by his wife, Cheryl A. Wright; stepdaughter April D. Hill; and one son, Joshua...
Dr.Janice Lu Henry, Ph.D.
Dr. Janice Lu Henry, 76, of Carbondale, and formerly of Alto Pass, died at 7:02 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at Reflections Memory Care in Carterville after a long battle with dementia. She was born on July 31, 1946, the daughter of Dr. Wayne P. Sirles and Helen Rendleman Sirles.  After the death...

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