Obituaries

Pfc. Bryan Myers Jr. ‘Buddy’
Bryan Myers Jr., an American Soldier, was killed in action on September 5, 1950, at Hoenan, Korea, while proudly serving his country.  He remained missing in action until September 2023, when he was identified by the Indo-Pacific Directorate Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.    Buddy was born on...
Nancy Evelyn Stringer Lance
Nancy Evelyn Stringer Lance, 69, died a few days short of her 70th birthday at 11:18 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2024, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She lived in rural Olmsted and was born on May 21, 1954, in Anna, the daughter of Carl Edward and Carol Lee Sowers Stringer. She was a...
Vicki Sue Glasco Escue
Vicki Sue Escue, 69, of Makanda, died Thursday, May 16, 2024, at home.  She was born on May 13, 1955, in Anna, the daughter of Gary and Ginger Sue Ward Glasco.  She married Ernie Lee Escue on May 6, 1994, in Wolf Lake. She was a devout Christian. She was a member of Purpose House Church in Herrin....
Judy Pittman
Judy Pittman, 82, of Olive Branch, died at  3:40 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2024, at the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on July 20, 1941, in Cairo, the daughter of  Kenneth and Elizabeth Boswell Gentle. She graduated from the Shawnee Community College nursing program and was an LPN....
Jerry Myers, 80, of Wolf Lake, died Saturday, May 11, at his home. He was born on June 17, 1943, the son of Cyril Lymar and Freida Alice Carter Myers. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the...
Barbara J. Livesay, 87, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, May 19, at Fountainbleu Lodge Skilled Nursing Facility in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. For updated service information, visit her memorial page on the Rendleman &...
Della Mae Beasley Curtis, 84, of Tamms, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on Feb. 16, 1940, south of Jonesboro in Union County, the daughter of Willard and Reba Mae Ralls Beasley.  She was of the Baptist faith. She loved to sing in a band playing...
Billy D. Dover Sr.
Billy D. Dover Sr., 86, of Grand Chain, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2024, at his home, with his family by his side. He was born on June 15, 1937, in Grand Chain. He was a lifelong brick layer. Billy, along with his father and three brothers, owned and operated Dover’s Masonry for many years...
Nancy Joyce Gearhart
Nancy Joyce Gearhart, 79, of Elco, and formerly of Alto Pass, went to be with her heavenly Father on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  She was born on July 3, 1944, in Cobden, the daughter of Charles Robert and Gladys Mae Hickam Cavaness.  She married Robert Wayne...
Manuel Mejia Palacios
Manuel Mejia Palacios, 86, of Cobden, died Friday, May 17, 2024, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  He was born on March 10, 1938, in Mexico, the son of Andres Mejia and Eliseria Palacios. He married Maria Chairez. He is survived by his wife, nine children, one brother, many grandchildren, other...

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