Obituaries

Evelyn May Kinder
Evelyn May Kinder, 74, of Anna, died at 8:11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on May 22, 1942, in Zion, the daughter of Howard and Grace Grover Moughmer. She married Wilford Glenn Kinder on May 30, 1970, in Zion. She is survived by her daughter, Joyce...
Master Chief Ronald Hill Ret.
Master Chief Ronald Hill, Retired, 73, of Creal Springs, died at 12:12 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017, at his home. He was born on July 9, 1943, in Anna, the son of John Calvin and Carrie Kimmel Hill. He married Sharolyn Keenan on Jan. 27, 1968, at the Christian Church in Anna. He is survived by his...
Elizabeth D. Merkley
Elizabeth D. Merkley, 70, of Anna, died at 1:34 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. She was born on Nov. 30, 1946, in Carbondale, the daughter of Dean and Millie Frick Goetz. She married Donald E. Merkley on Dec. 27, 1976. He preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 2011. She...
Pauline Virginia Haines Duke
Pauline Virginia Haines Duke, 93, of Cypress, and formerly of Perks, died at 11:02 p.m. on March 15, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on July 14, 1923, in Tennessee, the daughter of John Henry and Lamon Swindle Haines. She married Cletus Duke on Oct. 10, 1947. He preceded her in...
Millie Brown
Millie Brown, 91, of Jonesboro, died at 12:25 a.m. Monday, March 20, 2017, at Union County Hospital Long Term Care Center in Anna. She was born on Jan. 19, 1926, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Howard and Charlotte Sensmeier Brown. She is survived by her nieces, Cindy Henley of Goreville and...
Steven E. Casper
Steven E. Casper, 67, of Anna, died at 2:55 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Marion VA Medical Center. He was born on Dec. 23, 1949, the son of Samuel Edward and Betty Jane Wilkins Casper. He is survived by his brother, Jerry Casper of Jonesboro; a sister, Betty Jo Boyd of Carterville;...
Steve Hafertepe
Steve Hafertepe, 62, of Cobden, died at 3:52 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. He was born on Jan. 23, 1955, in East St. Louis, the son of Bernard Alphonse and Helen Emma Tarjany Hafertepe. He was a devoted engineer for Amtrak for 24 years and also had been conductor...
Ronald Hill, 73, of Creal Springs, died at 12:12 p.m. Monday, March 12, at his home. Arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of...
Darla Sue Wright, 56, of Anna, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017, at her home. She was born on Oct. 24, 1960, in Anna, the daughter of Everett Earl and Blanche Mathias Wright. She is survived by her children, Halie (Tanner) Starling of Ullin, Susan Pearl of Anna, Sasha (Eric) Walls of Festus...
Birdia Ann Groves Koch
Birdia Ann Groves Koch was born on Sept. 30, 1932, in Reynoldsville, the daughter of Hiram and Josephine Sharp Groves, and died on March 11, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, James J. Koch, of Tucson, Ariz.; a sister, Vivian Groves Foster of Elmwood; and Ott Sharp and Jim Hutchison,...

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