Obituaries

JoAnn Phillips Wahlstrom, 92, of Salem, died on Nov. 9, 2017, at her home. She was born on July 19, 1925, in McClure, the daughter of Romyn B. Phillips and Dorothy B. Brown Phillips. She married Keith Wahlstrom on June 11, 1958. They were united in marriage by Dr. Robert Stewart of the First...
Maurice Ginsburg, 80, of Anna, and formerly of Makanda, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born on March 1, 1937, in Hayti, Mo., the son of Harry and Lucille Deming Ginsburg. He is survived by his two sons, Dr. Gregg Ginsburg of Festus, Mo., and Nicholas...
Robert A. Andrews, 92, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Chateau Girardeau. “The train has come to take you home.” He was born on March 18, 1925, in Chaffee, Mo., the son of Robert and Mabel Thompson Andrews. He married Rosemary Bagby on Feb. 9, 1941. She preceded him in death on...
Mary Ada Pope Parks, 97, passed away quietly at 11:21 a.m. Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. A few days earlier it had been determined she had heart and kidney problems. She was born on Jan. 4, 1920, the daughter of Jeanette Austin and Hugh Kennefy Pope in Yorkville....
Elvira Martha Lampe Althoff, a resident of Cairo since 1945, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at 4:55 p.m. at the home of her daughter in Indianapolis, Ind., at the age of 98. She was born on Aug. 11, 1919, in St. Louis, the daughter of Henry William and Martha Helen Mueller Lampe. She was preceded in...
Ruth Cavaness, 85, of Roswell, Ga., and formerly of Anna, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. She was born on July 1, 1932, in Pomona, the daughter of Augusta May Casper. She married Donald Clifford Cavaness on July 15, 1952, in Cobden. Later, she married Don R. Shadowens. She is survived by one daughter...
         Joan Mixen, age 67 of rural Anna, died at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017 at her home.  She was born April 1, 1950 in Anna, daughter of Otis and Marjorie (Camden) Dirden.  She married Bobby Mixen on February 4, 1966 in Jonesboro.  He preceded her in death on July 24, 1996. Joan is...
Bill J. Ford, 82, of Anna, died at 11:39 a.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. He was born in Vienna on Nov. 4, 1935, the son of Loran and Freda Lee Hester Ford. He married Anna Ruth Rink on June 7, 1958, at St. Patrick’s Church in Cairo. They shared over 53 years of happiness together. She preceded him in...
Imogene Eddleman Closser, 97, of Dongola, died Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on March 22, 1920, in Dongola, the daughter of William Daniel and Ima Smoot Keller. She married Edwin Eddleman. He preceded her in death in 1978. She later married Lee Closser, who...
Christina “Evelyn” Rumfelt, 71, of Wickliffe, Ky., and formerly of Anna, died at 11:25 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at her home. She was born on Feb. 16, 1946, in Wolf Lake, the daughter of John and Pearl Smith Morse. She married Christopher Paul Rumfelt in Indianapolis, Ind. He preceded her in...

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