Obituaries

Kay Coleman
Kay Coleman, 67, of Dongola, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at her home. She was born on May 7, 1949, in Anna, the daughter of Fred and Vernetta Osman Acuff. She married Larry Coleman on Jan. 21, 1966. She worked for 26 years at Florsheim Shoe Company. She loved to read and spend time with her family...
Ethel ‘Dolly’ Colson
Ethel “Dolly” Colson, 76, of Carbondale, and formerly of Makanda, died at 11:35 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at the Herrin Hospital. She was born in Pomona Township on Jan. 19, 1940, the daughter of Ogle and Claudine Stearns Hagler. Ethel Colson was known by most as “Dolly,” an endearment given to...
Joann Spiller
Joann Spiller, 59, of Cobden, died at 3:48 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. She was born in Union County, on Dec. 26, 1956, the daughter of William Fraiser and Edna Mae Davis Matheney. She married Robert Roy Dover on Oct. 9, 1982, in Champaign. He preceded her...
Bob Shepard, 83, of Cobden, died at 7:03 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Bobby Gene Shepard was  born on Jan. 5, 1933, in Anna, the son of Frank and Stella Schlenker Shepard. He married Carol Treece on Dec. 25, 1953, and they enjoyed nearly 63 years of marriage. He...
Beverly J. McKinney
Beverly J. McKinney, 82, of Anna, passed peacefully on Aug. 10, 2016, at her daughter’s home in Decatur. She was born on March 10, 1934, in Anna, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett and Connie Burgeois Randall of Cobden. She has one sister, Linda M. Knauer of Cobden. She married Donald L. McKinney...
John Peter Grimm, 61, of Buncombe, died at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Oct. 22, 1954, in Toronoto, Canada, the son of Noel and May Jo Beasley Grimm. He married Kathy Trexler on Jan. 8, 2016, in Vienna. He is survived by his...
Roger Wayne Coleman
Roger Wayne Coleman, 71, of Cobden, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on March 7, 1945, in Lincolnton, N.C., the son of Curtis Eugene Jr. and Ida Belle Floyd Coleman. He was raised by his loving paternal grandmother, Emma Coleman. He is...
Cindy Qualls
Cindy Qualls, 54, of Ullin, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at her home. She was born on June 15, 1962, in Red Bud, the daughter of Howard Michael and Eva Jo Duskey Qualls. She worked for many years at Dyno Nobel in Wolf Lake. She is survived by her son, Kerry Gene (Mary) Livesay of Perks; two daughters...
Mildred Geraldine Allen
Mildred Geraldine Allen, 96, of Louisville, and formerly of Makanda, died at 9:41 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her daughters. She was born on May 12, 1920, in Makanda, the daughter of Jess and Lucinda Brasel Toler. She married Melvin Edward Allen on Oct. 2, 1937, in Benton...
Lou Etta Rion, 87, of Buncombe, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, at her home. She was born on June 24, 1929, in Goreville, the daughter of Harold and Zella Stokes Billingsley. She married Gerald Rion on April 23, 1947, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on Oct. 28, 1973. She is survived by her...

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