Obituaries

John Harley Wilkins II (J.H.) born April 24, 1921, died March 15, 2016. John Harley Wilkins II (J.H.) was born on April 24, 1921, near Anna. Using the road that dead ends and divides the old and new sections of the Anna Cemetery and Brady Mill Road, go east a mile or so across the I.C.R.R. and on...
Hazel Morgan Proveaux
Hazel Morgan Proveaux, 98, of Cape Girardeau, died at 12:37 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Nov. 28, 1917, in Ware, the daughter of Charles P. and Lela Frick Morgan. She married Aldean A. Proveaux in 1947 in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in...
Deloris Miller
Deloris Miller, 82, of Dongola, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at her home. She was born on Nov. 1, 1933, in Ullin, the daughter of Wilbur Joseph and Erma Marie Poole Richards. She married Darrell Miller on Nov. 19, 1954. After graduating from high school, she worked for McKesson-Robins Drug in Cairo...
Joan M. Kennedy
Joan M. Kennedy (not the famous one as she would say), 85, of Murphysboro, died at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale surrounded by her family. She was born in Murphysboro on March 14, 1931, a daughter of Robert Lee and Elsie Fulenwider Morgan. She married...
Kay Coleman
Kay Coleman, 67, of Dongola, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at her home. She was born on May 7, 1949, in Anna, the daughter of Fred and Vernetta Osman Acuff. She married Larry Coleman on Jan. 21, 1966. She worked for 26 years at Florsheim Shoe Company. She loved to read and spend time with her family...
Ethel ‘Dolly’ Colson
Ethel “Dolly” Colson, 76, of Carbondale, and formerly of Makanda, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at the Herrin Hospital. She was born in Pomona Township on Jan. 19, 1940, the daughter of Ogle and Claudine Stearns Hagler. Ethel Colson was known by most as “Dolly,” an endearment given to...
Joann Spiller
Joann Spiller, 59, of Cobden, died at 3:48 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. She was born in Union County, on Dec. 26, 1956, the daughter of William Fraiser and Edna Mae Davis Matheney. She married Robert Roy Dover on Oct. 9, 1982, in Champaign. He preceded her...
Bob Shepard, 83, of Cobden, died at 7:03 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Bobby Gene Shepard was  born on Jan. 5, 1933, in Anna, the son of Frank and Stella Schlenker Shepard. He married Carol Treece on Dec. 25, 1953, and they enjoyed nearly 63 years of marriage. He...
Beverly J. McKinney
Beverly J. McKinney, 82, of Anna, passed peacefully on Aug. 10, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Decatur. She was born on March 10, 1934, in Anna, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett and Connie Burgeois Randall of Cobden. She has one sister, Linda M. Knauer of Cobden. She married Donald L. McKinney...
John Peter Grimm, 61, of Buncombe, died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Oct. 22, 1954, in Toronoto, Canada, the son of Noel and May Jo Beasley Grimm. He married Kathy Trexler on Jan. 8, 2016, in Vienna. He is survived by his...

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