Obituaries

Larry C. Houston
Larry C Houston, 78, of Dongola, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 13, 1943, in Anna, the son of Claude C. and Alma Casper Houston. He served in the U.S. Navy. He worked as a millwright in the steel industry for his entire working years. He was a member of the...
Ronald L. Cunningham
Ronald L. Cunningham, 83, of Anna, died Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on July 22, 1939, in Chicago, the son of John and Doris Mitchell Cunningham. He  loved to watch westerns and country movies, mostly the ones with John Wayne and Chuck Norris. He liked...
Roger Tyrone Petrich, 84, of Dongola, died at 3:30 a.m. on Oct. 6, 2022, at his residence. He was born on July 26, 1938, in Fargo, N.D., the son of Arnold Friedrich and Cora Junetta Torbenson Petrich.  He married Laurel Matje on June 8, 1968. She survives.  Mr. Petrich was initially interested in...
Catherine ‘Kathy’ L. White
Catherine “Kathy” L. White, 88, of Bloomington, died at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, surrounded by her family. Her funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home in Bloomington, where the visitation will be after the...
Billy D. Schluter
Billy D. Schluter, 86, of Pekin, and formerly of Dongola, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at Pekin Manor. He was born on Jan. 1, 1936, in the little country home up the road in Dongola, the son of Clyde L. and Velma Johnson Schluter.  He married Vida Ann Lentz on June 30, 1957. She preceded him in...
Cecil Ivan Andrew Rhodes
Cecil Ivan Andrew Rhodes, 87, of Tuscola, died at 2:41 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. At Mr. Rhodes request, no formal services will be held. Mr. Rhodes was born on Jan. 1, 1935, in East St. Louis, a son of Aaron Ivan and Edith Lucille Gregory...
Kimberly Elkins, 58, of Anna, died at 7:01 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Aug. 21, 1964, in Anna, the daughter of Bobby and Darlene Pearce Rohlfing. Kimberly married Wayne Elkins on April 1, 1984. He preceded her in death on Sept. 17,...
Edith Lorene Corzine Barham
Edith Lorene Corzine Barham, 88, of Karnak, died at 6:59 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, at the Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis. She was born on Nov. 29, 1933, in Karnak. She was a graduate of the Karnak High School. She accepted Christ at the age of 16 and was a lifetime...
Timothy P. ‘Tim’ Athmer
Timothy P. “Tim” Athmer, 41, of Cobden, and formerly of Aviston, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at his home. He was born on Jan. 6, 1981, in Highland, a son of Robert and Linda, nee Kalmer, Athmer of Aviston. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Jeremy Athmer of Aviston and...
Paul Willard Burton
Paul Willard Burton, 73, of Thebes, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna.  He was born on July 27, 1949, in Cairo, the son of William H. and Mollie Ellen Knupp Burton.  He married Karen Sue Wilkison on April 12, 1979. She preceded him in death on May 15, 2004. Mr. Burton...

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