Obituaries

Judith Ferguson-Parks of Anna, died on Oct. 1, 2016, at the age of 74. She was born on March 21, 1942, the daughter of Ruth Whicker and Earl Whicker, in Moline. She graduated from Davenport High School in Davenport, Iowa, in 1960. She went on to receive her bachelor’s degree at Stephen’s College in...
Evelyn May Rogers, 94, of Anna, and formerly of Peoria, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, at Hillview Healthcare Center. She was born on May 12, 1923, in Merritt, the daughter of Earl and Nellie Lankford Priest. She married John Rogers on Feb. 12, 1947. He preceded her in death on Dec. 2...
Bill L. Aldridge, 90, of Troy, and formerly of Wolf Lake, died Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. He was born on May 22, 1927, in Aldridge, the son of Thomas L. Sr. and Dona Lingle Aldridge. He married Barbara Forrest on Jan. 31, 1953, in Cornith, Miss. She preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 2016. He is...
Donald Poole, 84, of McClure, died Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Jan. 31, 1933, in Elco, the son of Forrest Ezra and Maudie Louise Jordan Poole. He married Edna Cates Basler on Dec. 8, 1991, in Cobden. He is survived by his wife, Edna Poole...
Henry A. Murphy, 86, of Belleville, was born on Saturday, June 18, 1932, in Akron, Ohio, and died on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville. Mr. Murphy worked as an auditor for the U.S. General Accounting Office. He graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School as a member...
Joyce S. Duncan, 78, of Anna, died at 2:10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at the Ray & Kay Hospice Center in Paducah. She was born on Oct. 5, 1938, in Jonesboro, the daughter of James Elbert and Gladys Irene Eudy Shelton. She married Jesse Wayne Tutt on Aug. 2, 1957, in Jonesboro. He preceded her...
Larry “Frog” Simmerman, 69, of Dongola, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 9, 1948, in Union County, the son of Henry Levi and Gladys Geneva Lyerla Simmerman. He married Shirley Dillow on Jan. 27, 1967. He was a 1966 graduate of...
William J. Halter Sr., 89, of Anna, died at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. He was born on Jan. 2, 1928, the son of John and Lillie Andres Halter. He married Kathryn Haney on June 24, 1954. He served in the Illinois Army Reserves as a first lieutenant and in the Missouri National Guard as...
Joyce Alexander, 70, of Eldorado, and formerly of Cobden, died at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in St. Charles, Mo. She was born on June 6, 1947, in Cobden, the daughter of Nova Lee and Evelyn Bonita Aldridge Pack. She is survived by her sister, Bonnie (Jerry)...
Kedron K. Parr, 94, of Anna, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at her home. She was born on Jan. 16, 1923, in Dongola, the daughter of Paul Alfred and Bertha Novella Karraker Lingle. She married Luther Parr on April 25, 1943. He preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 2010. She enjoyed working in her flower...

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