Obituaries

Rev. Verlee Eaker
Rev. Verlee Eaker, 88, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Anna, died at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Nov. 15, 1928, in Grassy, Mo., the son of Raymond and Lilly Mouser Eaker. He married Joyce Johnson on July 10, 1950. She...
Betty Stahlheber, 86, of rural Dongola, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Integrity Healthcare Center in Anna.  She was born in Dupo, the daughter of Louis and Christine Kurtz Sutter.  She married Earl Stahlheber in 1951. She is survived by her husband, Earl Stahlheber of rural...
Bonnie Moreland
Bonnie Moreland, 89, of Anna, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Aug. 7, 1927, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Arthur and Marie Frick Boyd. She married Raymond L. Moreland on Sept. 23, 1950. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2015. She is survived by...
Joanna Coles
Joanna Coles, 62, of Anna, died July 19, 2017, at her home.  She was born on March 25, 1955, in Anna, the daughter of Boyd B. and Ruth A. Martin Henson.  She married Mike Coles on Jan. 3, 1987, in Carbondale. She is survived by her husband, Mike Coles of Anna; children Tommy Yates of Missouri, Gary...
Walter Thomas Lamer, 79, of Jerseyville, died at 5:35 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Feb. 6, 1938, and was the youngest, and last surviving of 10 children born to Lawrence Lafayette and Lena “Budgie” Angell Lamer. He grew up in...
Thelma Louise Rich
Thelma Louise Rich, 93, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Anna, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, July 20, 2017, at 9:25 p.m. She was born on Dec. 4, 1923, the daughter of Dugan and Agnes Tripp of rural Cobden. She married Fred Rich on Aug. 24, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. After over 60 years of...
Betty Janice Swink, 80, of Dongola, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Nov. 12, 1936, in Union County, the daughter of Lloyd Samuel and Alma Irene Smith Sims. She married Don C. Swink on Dec. 20, 1953, in Jackson, Mo. He preceded her in...
Shirley West Davis of Carbondale, formerly of Anna, passed away peacefully at her home on May 30, 2017. An ecumenical memorial worship service will be held at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna on July 29, beginning at 10 a.m. The Davis family looks forward to worshipping with those who loved her...
Troy E. Glasco
Troy E. Glasco, 93, of rural Cobden, died at 8:13 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. He was born on June 23,1924, in Union County, the son of Lowell and Rosa Mae Leggans Glasco. He married Bobbie Foster on June 10, 1945, in Carbondale. He is survived by...
Johnathan L. Carlton
Johnathan L. Carlton, 33, of Kansas City, Mo., and a former resident of Johnson County, died Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 1:26 a.m. at the North Kansas Hospital in Kansas City from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born on July 15, 1984, in Paducah, the son of Craig L. and Barbara...

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