Obituaries

Steven Dale Ebert, 55, of Anna, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna. He was born on March 10, 1961, in Chicago, the son of Donald V. Sr. and Nancy Newberry Ebert. He is survived by his mother, Nancy Ebert of Anna; a brother, Donald V. Ebert Jr. of Cicero; other...
Earle Farnum, 72, of Anna, died in his sleep, early Sunday morning, Oct. 30, 2016, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1944, in Chicago, the son of Earl Willis and Gertrude Rita Moran Farnum. He is survived by his two sisters, Patricia Hogan of Villa Park and Joan Kuchta of Watertown, Wis.; and all...
Carroll Mowery
Carroll Mowery, 77, of Dongola, died Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on April 5, 1939, in Mill Creek, the son of Glenn Ernest and Lois Ina Lingle Mowery. He married Joyce Hileman on June 7, 1958. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Mowery of Dongola; two sons,...
Jeffrey Richard Rivers
Jeffrey Richard Rivers, 39, of Alto Pass died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. He was born on Oct. 1, 1977, in Bryan, Texas, the son of Richard and Marilyn Krape Rivers. The family moved to Southern Illinois the next year, where he attended Giant City School and Carbondale High School. He married Amber Mae...
James 'Jamie' Fischer
James Arthur Fischer, 46, of Paducah, died Wednesday, Sept, 28, 2016, at his home.  He was employed as a technician with Lemons Coin Machines Inc. Mr. Fischer was born on Dec. 24, 1969, in Cairo, the son of John and Mary Fischer. He had been a lifelong member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cairo...
Brenda Sims Bennett
Brenda Sims Bennett, 53, of Anna, of Anna, and formerly of Grand Tower, died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on Dec. 7, 1962, in Oregon, the daughter of Karell and Lena Clutts Sims. She married Mark Bennett on Nov. 21, 1980. She worked as a CNA and director...
Evelyn Jeanne Pruehsner
Evelyn Jeanne Pruehsner, 90, of Anna, died at 12:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at Union County Hospital Long Term Care Nursing Home in Anna. She was born on Dec. 8, 1925, in Mill Shoals, the daughter of William and Emma Funkhouser Toombs. Her mother Emma Louise died when she was 4 years old. Her...
Curtis E. ‘Corky’ Hartline
Curtis E. “Corky” Hartline, 82, of Carterville, and formerly of Cobden, died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on Feb. 15, 1934, in Mountain Glen, the son of Francis and Mae Hunsaker Hartline. He married Jane Griffith on July 6, 1989, in Paducah....
Shelby Sims
Shelby Sims, 78, of Tamms, died at 9:46 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at her home. She was born on Feb. 14, 1938, in Mill Creek, the daughter of Marvin and Juanita McRaven Kerr. She married Conrad “Pete” Sims on Jan. 22, 1955. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2002. She worked in her earlier...
Maudie Lou Hart
Maudie Lou Hart, 86, of Anna, died at 3:43 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born on Oct. 8, 1930, in Miller City, the daughter of Claude E. and Grace Eidson Clinton. She married James Eugene “Gene” Hart on Jan. 2, 1955. She is survived by her husband of 61...

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