Obituaries

Randall Wayne Mohr
Randall Wayne Mohr, 64, of West City, died at 6:55 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 2021, at his home. A Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Leffler Funeral Home in  Benton, with the Rev. Gary West officiating. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery.   Visitation will be...
Robert R. (Bob) Dawson Jr.
Robert R. (Bob) Dawson Jr., 73, of rural Anna, died at 5:10 a.m. Sunday, March 28, 2021, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 2, 1947, in St. Louis, the son of Robert Richard and Wanda Winsel Dawson Sr.   The Lord blessed our small family with Bob...
Lois Ruth Neher
Lois Ruth Neher, 92, died surrounded by family on March 28, 2021, in Wichita, Kan. She died from a ruptured brain aneurysm. She was born in McPherson, Kan., on Dec. 20, 1928. She attended McPherson College, graduating in 1951.  She married Gerald Neher on Dec. 23, 1952. In 1954 Lois and Gerald went...
Martha A. Jerrell
Martha A. Jerrell, 99, of Lick Creek, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at her home.  She was born on May 4, 1921, in Pulaski, the daughter of Barney and Hester Armeedy McBride Lindsey.  She married Roscoe Minor Jerrell on Jan. 23, 1931. He preceded her in death...
Alice Mae Frick, 83, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, April 3, 2021, at her home.  She was born on Feb. 17, 1938, in Bartholomew County, Indiana, the daughter of Elonzo and Virgie Lucille Tidd Shipley.  She married Howard Wayne Frick on Jan. 14, 1956. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2001. Mrs....
Frederick Scott Lance
Frederick Scott Lance, 44, of Pulaski, died at 2:58 p.m. Thursday, March 25, 2021, at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis. Scott was born on Aug. 21, 1976, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Frederick O. and Nancy Evelyn Stringer Lance. He was a member of the Pulaski Christian...
Doris Jane Whitaker
Doris Jane Whitaker, 67, of Cairo, died at 10:25 p.m. Friday, March 26, 2021, at her residence. She was born on Feb. 5, 1954, in Cairo, the daughter of Raymond Lee and Juanita Jane Haford Whitaker. She worked at Crain Enterprise in Mounds City for over 20 years until her retirement. She loved to...
Ricky R.D. Williams Sr.
Ricky R.D. Williams Sr., 66, of Anna, died Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at his home.  He was born on Sept. 1, 1954, in East St. Louis, the son of Al and Mavis Cook Williams in East St. Louis.  Mr. Williams was an avid hunter and fisherman. He coached Little League baseball for many years.  He is...
Robert Spellman
Husband of 62 years. Father to five girls. Man of God. Robert Spellman was born April 8, 1937, in Grandfield, Okla., and grew up in Urbana, Ohio, a town he fiercely loved, the son of Robert Sr. and Flossie Crane Spellman, with his late brother, Bill, and his brother, Hugh. He graduated from Urbana...
Kathleen Kay Caul Kovac
Kathleen Kay Caul Kovac, 78, of Anna, died peacefully at home on Friday, March 26, 2021, outliving a nasty cancer diagnosis by nearly two years and remaining feisty until the end. She was a relatively private person and didn’t like people poking their noses in her business, so we won’t tell you...

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