Obituaries

Betty Lucille Myers, 88, of Anna, died Friday, July 17, 2020, at Union County Hospital in Anna.  She was born on Nov. 29, 1931, in Vienna, the daughter of Claude H. and Mary Thelma Moak Richardson. She is survived by her three sons, Bill (Shirley) Myers of Fairfield, Donald Myers and Kevin Myers;...
Donald G. Stokes, 75, of Anna, died Sunday, July 12, 2020, at The Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.   He was born on Sept. 19, 1944, in Mounds, the son of Gilbert and Ruth Kathleen Harris Stokes.  Mr. Stokes was a Shriner and was a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of Tampa,...
 Bill Caldwell
Bill Caldwell, 82, of Thebes, died Thursday, July 9, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Nov. 28, 1937, in Olive Branch, the son of William Caldwell and Zelma Browning Caldwell.  He married Vivian Bland on Dec. 17, 1960. She preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2000....
Benjamin David Stanley
Benjamin David Stanley, 21, of Wolf Lake, died Saturday, July 11, 2020, at his home. He was born on July 28, 1998, in Carbondale. He worked at Schaefer Enterprises in Wolf Lake. He enjoyed working on automobiles and mini bikes. He especially loved fishing, bonfires and hanging out with his friends...
Katie Poulos
Katie Poulos, 75, of Dongola, died at 3:50 a.m. Sunday, July 12, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Dec. 19, 1944, in Saline County, the daughter of Clint and Lillian Carrier Endsley.   She married Bill Poulos on Sept. 3, 1967.  Katie was known for the love she...
James R. ‘Ronnie/J.R.’ Goddard
James R. “Ronnie/J.R.” Goddard, 79, of Tucson, Ariz., died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at Tucson Medical Center.  He was born on July 21, 1940, in Johnson County, the son of Don and Pauline Goddard.  He married Lela Jen Harris on Feb. 14, 2006, at a small church in Wyoming.   He began his work as a...
Alma Louise (Kimmel) Linson
Alma Louise (Kimmel) Linson was born on Oct. 13, 1934, to Manuel and Norma (Lindsey) Kimmel on a farm three miles west of Wolf Lake. She died on July 12, 2020, in Marion. She was born into a family of seven, two brothers, Paul and Merle and four sisters, Eula, Beulah, Carrie and Gloria. She...
Teresa L. Smith, 55, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, July 11, 2020, at Union County Hospital in Anna.  She was born on May 1, 1965, in Anna, the daughter of Jerry and Earline Dunn Smith.  She married Roger Smith on June 22, 1985, in Cape Girardeau.  She loved her friends and family and really enjoyed...
Anne M. Szafranski, 90, of Dongola, died Sunday, July 12, 2020, at the Union County Hospital in Anna.  She was born on May 28, 1930, in Joliet, the daughter of Marco and Anna Cernetich Petric.  She married John F. Szafranski on May 28, 1949, in Joliet. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2006....
Helen Mae Dodd
Helen Mae Dodd, 96, of Anna, died Sunday, July 12, 2020, at her home.  She was born on Jan. 8, 1924, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Oscar Allen and Mabel Augusta Goodman Hartline.  She married Francis L. Dodd on Dec. 26, 1947, in Piggott, Ark. She is survived by her husband of 72 years, Francis L....

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