Obituaries

Patricia J. Taylor
Patricia J. Taylor, 89, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Mounds, IL, died at 10:22 a.m. on July 13, 2018, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born April 9, 1929, in Akron, Ohio to George and Blanche Alice (Caudle) Britt.  She married Carl Taylor on June 10, 1947. Patricia was a graduate of...
Deon Houghlan
Deon Houghlan, 63 of Elkville, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.   He was born February 15, 1955, son of Edgar James and Alice Lucille (Brimm) Houghlan. Deon is survived by his two sons, James Houghlan of Carbondale and Danny Deon Houghlan of Mascoutah; one...
Vicenta Castillo Miller (Vicky) was born on July 19, 1935, in Lockhart, Texas, the daughter of Delfina Martinez Castillo and Julian Castillo. She died on May 30, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Adan and Rudy; and one sister, Dora. She is survived by her husband, Bill...
Mildred Kelley
Mildred Kelley, 88, of Bush, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018, at her home.    She was born on May 17, 1930, in Arcola, the daughter of Daniel W. and Thelma Grace Wilson Simpson.   She married William M. Buck Sr. on Nov. 19, 1947. He preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1955. Later, she married...
Sandra Carol Cato
Sandra Carol Cato, 73, of Villa Ridge, died at 6:51 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, at her home, surrounded by loved ones. She was born on Dec. 28, 1944, in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, the daughter of Herman E. and Helen E. Golden Read.   She married William “Bill” Cato on June 28, 1983. She was the...
Lawrence Woods
Lawrence Woods, 86, of Buncombe, died at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna.    He was born on May 26, 1932, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Lawrence and Lois Martha (Yates) Woods.  He married Martha Ann Arnold.  He is survived by his son, Lawrence “Larry” Woods of...
Mary B. Witthoft
Mary B. Witthoft, 101, of Anna, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, at  Union County Hospital in Anna.   She was born on March 5, 1917, in Campbell Hill, the daughter of Herbert and Josephine Thies Brenneman.   She married William F. Witthoft on March 21, 1936, in Marion. He preceded her in...
Robert “Bobby” Otis Simmons, 62, of Anna, died at 8:47 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. He was born on March 24, 1956, in Alaska, the son of Otis and Freda LaVerne Holderfield Simmons.   He is survived by three aunts, Della (Ed) Petty of Jonesboro, Earlene (Ray)...
Joyce Casper
Joyce Casper, 83, of Wadsworth, and formerly of Cobden, died on June 30, 2018, at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital in Lake Forest. She was born on May 11, 1935, in Cobden, the daughter of James Albert and Alma Leona Williams Patterson.  She married Franklin Casper on May 15, 1955.  He preceded her...
Getty Edward Abernathy
Getty Edward Abernathy, 81, of Wolf Lake, died at 8:56 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  He was born on June 18, 1937, in Wolf Lake, the son of Moses Edward and Mina Sadie Bell Kimmel Abernathy.   He married Wanda Lee Elkins on April 30, 1960, in Galilee Baptist...

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