Obituaries

Barbara Ann Ferrill (Wilson)
Barbara Ann Ferrill (Wilson) of Topeka, Kan., age 80, passed away on May 9, 2018, at Midland Hospice House of Topeka.   She was born on Jan. 19, 1938, in Anna, the daughter of Everett and Helen Wilson and had two siblings: Trelby Wilson (deceased) and Connie Kessler (Wilson) of Tallahassee, Fla....
James Foster
James Foster, 84, of Anna, died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at his home.  He was born on Dec. 17, 1933, in Wolf Lake, the son of George and Edith L. Rhodes Foster.  He married Maxine Burleson on Oct. 7, 1955, in Waco, Texas.  He is survived by his wife, Maxine Foster of Anna; a son, Terry (Denise) Foster...
Josephine Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Renzaglia
Josephine Elizabeth “Betty” Renzaglia passed away with grace and dignity in her home surrounded by her family on May 12, 2018. Betty was born in LaPorte, Saskatchewan, Canada on June 22, 1921, the daughter of Arnold Michael and Adella Anna Guidinger.   She had two older brothers, Conrad and Ambrose...
Nola Jean Heisner
Nola Jean Heisner, 64, of Jonesboro, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at her home.  She was born on June 8, 1953, in Paducah, Ky., the daughter of Russell Fredrick and Jean G. Davies Heisner. Nola is survived by her two daughters, Mary Heisner and Daphne Heisner, both of Olive Branch; a son, Daniel...
Pearl E. Karraker
Pearl E. Karraker, 93, of Metropolis, and formerly of McClure, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Southgate Healthcare Center in Metropolis. She was born on July 17, 1924, in Dover, N.H., the daughter of Alphonse and Florence Court Gagne.  She married Lynn J. Karraker Jr. on Dec. 6, 1947...
Richard Sheeley
Richard Sheeley, 71, of Anna, died at 4:12 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Nov. 25, 1946, in Memphis, Tenn., the son of Glenn and Mary Francis Clutts Sheeley.  He married Cathy Lewis on Jan. 8, 1972.  He graduated from Anna-Jonesboro...
Philip J. Gebbia
Philip J. Gebbia, 85, of Dongola, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, May 13, 2018, at his home.  He was born on June 22, 1932, in St. Louis, the son of Joseph and Jennie Misuraca Gebbia.  He married June Davis on Dec. 12, 1958. She preceded him in death. Mr. Gebbia is survived by his children, Philip (Heidi...
Wanda L. Gardner
Wanda L. Gardner, 88, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. She was born on March 23, 1930, in Cobden, the daughter of Louie Robert and Mildred Marie Treece Kelley.  She married John Lewis Gardner on March 27, 1949, in Jonesboro. He preceded her in death...
Marvin E. Caraker, 91, of Anna, and formerly of Cobden, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.  He was born on Feb. 1, 1927, in Anna, the son of Phillip M. and Lona Russell Caraker.  He married Mary Sue Moreland on Oct. 3, 1961, in East St. Louis. She preceded him in...
Dale E. Mowery
Dale E. Mowery, 92, of Tamms, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by family on Wednesday evening, May 9, 2018. He was born on Oct. 31, 1925, at home in northern Alexander County, the son of Verno and Iola Keller Mowery.   He was the second of three children. As a child, he walked to the two-...

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