Obituaries

Steven V. Mainer, 56, died at 9:22 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Born on Oct. 22, 1959, in St. Louis, he was the son of Lowell V. and Dorothy Lence Mainer of Godfrey. He graduated from Alton Senior High School and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,...
Norma Laminack Vaughn, 83, of Anna, died at 9:44 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016, at her home. She was born on Dec. 4, 1932, in Anna, the daughter of Roy and Brooksie Howell Swafford. She married Vernon G. Laminack on Nov. 4, 1948, in Osceola, Ark. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1991. She is...
Michael Larry Kerr, 71, of Marion, and formerly of Ullin, died at 12:09 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. He was born on April 21, 1945, in Anna, the son of Leo and Bonnie Pfaff Kerr. Mr. Kerr served in the U.S. Air Force. After his service he worked as...
Cathy Maginel
Cathie Maginel, 88, of Jonesboro, died at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Illinois Veterans Home. She was born on Sept. 14, 1927, in Green Bay, Wis., the daughter of Henry A. and Rose Warren Sterns. She graduated from St. Lukis Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. She was a...
Donald Wayne Lambs Sr.
Donald Wayne Lamb Sr., 77, of Rochelle, and formerly of Alexander County, died on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 13, 1938, in McClure, the son of Henry and Melissa Porter Lamb. He married Clyda McBride on Sept. 15, 1956, in Cairo. He faithfully served the...
Reuben T. Hawkins, 84, of Cobden, died at 7:42 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on March 1, 1932, in Johnson County, the son of Walter U. and Grace Keener Hawkins. He married Ella Jean Hooper on Sept. 14, 1968, in Morganfield, Ky. He is survived by his...
Doris Elizabeth West, 94, of Marion, and formerly of Anna, died on May 18, 2016. She was born on May 16, 1922, in Philadelphia, Pa., the daughter of George M. and Natalie Kuhlman Andrews. She married then-USAAF Staff Sgt. James Edward West on July 1, 1944. After an adventuresome move from...
Sue Brimm, 76, of Springfield, and formerly of Cobden, died Friday, May 20, 2016, at her home. She was born on March 7, 1940, in Anna, the daughter of Louie and Mildred Mallender Lockard of Cobden. She married Gene Brimm on Nov. 1, 1958, in St. Louis. She is survived by her husband; son Allen (...
Johnny Ray "Bam Bam" New, 58, of Cobden, died Sunday, May 22, 2016, at his home. He was born on March 22, 1958, in Muncie, Ind., the son of Lee Hollis and Hazel Malone New. He married Ruth Seals on Aug. 14, 1976. He is survived by his wife, Ruth New of Cobden; a son, Johnny "Jay" (Hailey) New of...
Ethel Mae Blunt, 88, of Cobden, died at 6:46 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born on June 2, 1927, in Cobden, the daughter of Fred and Mae Hodges Flamm. She married Harold L. "Bud" Blunt Sr. on Oct. 28, 1958, in Cobden. He preceded her in death in August...

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