Obituaries

Lisa Elaine Cruz
Lisa Elaine Cruz, 51, of Cobden, died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in the Union County Hospital in Anna after fighting her battle with leukemia. She was born on Aug. 29, 1965, in Anna, the daughter of Ted and Ruth Pearson Turner. She is survived by her fiance, Charles Estel of Cobden; her...
Norma Webb Martin
Norma Webb Martin, 83, of rural Vienna, died Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at 6:30 a.m. at her home. She was born on April 11, 1933, at the family home near Tunnel Hill. She was the fourth child born to Ray and Golda Hankla Webb. On April 8, 1950, she married David Martin at Tunnel Hill. He preceded her...
Marlene Phalin
Marlene Phalin, 78, of Wetaug, died at 10:23 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna. She was born on April 28, 1938, in Ullin, the daughter of Richard and Juanita Echols Holderfield. She married William Ray Phalin on Nov. 6, 1954. They enjoyed 62 years together. She had a...
Ronald Alan ‘Ron’ Carter
Ronald Alan “Ron” Carter, 71, of Jonesboro, died at 10:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Feb. 16, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Everett Arlie “Buck” and Rose Lammers Carter. He married Brenda Doughty on May 29, 1991, in Wickliffe, Ky. He is...
Donald Lee Mowery Jr.
Donald Lee Mowery Jr., 53, of Lick Creek, died at 9:31 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on Jan. 10, 1963, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Donald Lee Sr. and Betty June Mixen Mowery. He is survived by his mother, Betty June Rossdeutcher of Goreville; three...
Irene I. Robertson
Irene Idell “Grams” Robertson, 98, of Grand Tower, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at 6:48 p.m. surrounded with her family at her side. She was born to Harlow and Louise Dietrich Cotner on April 18, 1918, in Menfro, Mo. She married Loren Thomas Robertson on Dec. 8, 1948, at St. Louis. He died on March...
Eve-Anna Hazel Kay Clover
Eve-Anna Hazel Kay Clover, infant daughter of Micheal and Kaelyn (Thomas) Clover of Vienna, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Eve-Anna was born Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. At birth, she weighed 1 pound and...
Sheilah A. Whittington, 60, of Anna, died at 12:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on Feb. 15, 1956, in Anna, the daughter of Lawrence and Louise Wall Lazenby. She married James Whittington on May 6, 1989, in Anna. She is survived by her husband,...
Robert Wayne ‘Bob’ Clark
Robert Wayne “Bob” Clark, 65, of Cobden, died at 5:16 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at his daughter’s home. He was born on March 24, 1951, in Cobden, the son of Hubert Richard and Evelene Clutts Clark. He married Martha “Marty” Richard on May 28, 1974, in Portsmouth, N.H. He is survived by his wife...
Dolores ‘Lory’ Walker
Dolores “Lory” Walker, 87, of Vienna, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at 3:40 a.m. at her home. She was born on June 24, 1929, in Addieville, the daughter of William and Gladys Wilke Lehde. On Sept. 11, 1948, she married Everett “Lee” Walker in Paragould, Ark. He preceded her in death on Jan. 21,...

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