Obituaries

Josephine May ‘Josie’ Law
Josephine May “Josie” Law, 46, of Villa Ridge, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Sept. 27, 1975, in Eads, Colo., the daughter of Florence Baxter Henderson. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her mother. Survivors...
Cecilia Schnaare Hankins, 80, of Metropolis, died at 8:21 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah. She was born on June 13, 1942, in Olmsted. She was a graduate of the Grand Chain High School.  She loved her dog, Bentley. She always enjoyed spending time with her family.  She...
Ryan James Haire
Ryan James Haire, 19, of Anna, died unexpectedly from natural causes on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, in Knoxville, Tenn. He was born on Aug. 29, 2002, the youngest son of Dr. Charles and Courtney Ecker Haire.   Ryan was just a few weeks from graduating from Paul Mitchell The School Knoxville (professional...
Wyatt Montana Pulver
Wyatt Montana Pulver was born on May 4,1995, and passed away on July 26, 2022, at the age of 27 years old. Survivors include his father Ricky Pulver and stepmom Lisa Pulver, both of Anna; his mother Renee Helton and stepfather Kevin Helton, both of Anna; his wife, Vera “Nicole” Pulver of Benton;...
Ruth A. Vondracek
Ruth A. Vondracek, 62, of Anna, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at her home.  She was born on Oct. 23, 1959, in Flint, Mich., the daughter of Clayton Aden and Lela Mae White Payne. She is survived by her children, Michelle Pitts (James Bell) of Anna, Catrina Bryan (Ashley Starr) of Anna and Tim (...
Nicolas A. Romero
Nicolas A. Romero, 75, of Paducah, died at 6:25 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at his home. He was born in Salvatierra, Guanajuato, Mexico, on Wednesday, May 28, 1947, the son of Ignacio Hurtado Romero and Maria Andrade Gonzales.  Mr. Romero is survived by his wife of 36 years, Nicolasa Garcia Romero...
Donna Lea Taylor
Donna Lea Taylor, 79, of Valrico, Fla., died Sunday, July 24, 2022.  She was born on May 10, 1943, in West Memphis, Ark. She enjoyed going to Church. She was a proud Christian and loved Jesus Christ, her family and being with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  A...
Paul Dean Honey
Paul Dean Honey, 82, of Carterville, died peacefully in his sleep at Herrin Hospital on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022.  He was born on Oct. 22, 1939, in Tamms, the son of Howard and Mildred Lingle Honey.  He married Joan Sasseen Honey on May 18, 1968. She survives, of Carterville.   Other survivors include...
Bert Robinson
On Aug. 2, 2022, Bert Robinson died at St Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Nov. 8, 1924, the son of Effie Denfip Robinson and the late Bert Robinson. His father died before he was born on Oct. 24, 1924. Mr. Robinson was one of four children and all of his siblings, Mabel Morrison...
Edward “Eddie” Casper, 76, of Cobden, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at his home.  He was born on March 24, 1946, in Anna, the son of Adolphus “Jimmie” and Esther Kelly Garner Casper. He married Lynn Wilson.  Mr. Casper is survived by his wife, Lynn Casper; a daughter, Kimberly (Samuel) Cheek;...

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