Obituaries

Joe Lyerla
Joe Lyerla, 66, of Jonesboro, died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at his home. He was born on June 5, 1950, in Anna, the son of Milas Edward and Zula Fay Smith Lyerla. He married Velma Brim on Sept. 26, 1970, in McClure. She preceded him in death on Jan. 20, 2001. He is survived by his son,...
Jo Rion
Jo Rion, 79, of Anna, died at 9:33 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at the Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born on March 6, 1937, in Marion, the daughter of Robert Wesley and Madge Rodgers Dalton. She married Don Rion on Sept. 19, 1955, in Tunica, Miss. He preceded her in death...
Donald ‘Butch’ Kesler
Donald “Butch” Kesler, 83, of Anna, died at 1:04 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on May 8, 1933, in Ullin, the son of William “Jack” Jennings and Lee Etta Wright Kesler. He married Golda Smiddy on July 21, 1956. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and...
Tyler Glidewell
Tyler John Glidewell, 24, of Grand Tower died on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at home. He was born on Dec. 21, 1991, the son of Timothy and Dawn Hughes Glidewell. He graduated from Shawnee High School in 2010. He worked as second mate for Artco on the Mississippi River for several years. He was an avid St...
Marcella Tellor
Marcella Tellor, 79, of Anna, died at 2:55 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at her home. She was born on Jan. 23, 1937, in Union County, the daughter of John and Georgia Linton Smith. She is survived by her children, Gladys (Jim) Johnson of Anna, Sharon Mansfield of Anna, Imogene (Carl) Wright of Anna...
Kathryn June Hileman Harris, 87, of Vinalhaven, Maine, died on April 18, 2016, at the Ivan Calderwood Assisted Living Eldercare Homestead on the island of Vinalhaven, Maine. At various times called Kate and Kathy but most recently “Katie,” she was born in Anna, on Jan. 22, 1929, the daughter of...
Betty Fisher, 63, of Jonesboro, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, at her home. Arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in...
Dariel E. ‘Bud’ Emery
Dariel E. “Bud” Emery, 82, of Anna, died at 9:17 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Oct. 27, 1933, in Bush, the son of Jess Oral and Pauline Newton Emery. He married Marjorie Leota McDaniel on Dec. 22, 1953, in Chicago. He served in the U.S....
Donna Mount
Donna Mount, 64, of Anna, died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at her home. She was born on Dec. 19, 1951, in Anna, the daughter of George and Jean Ellen Craft Willyerd. She married Jim Mount on Dec. 13, 1994, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. She is survived by her husband, Jim Mount of Anna; two...
Kenneth H. Kohler
Kenneth H. Kohler, 93, of Anna, died at 11:24 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born on Jan. 22, 1923, in Anna, the son of William H. and Cora Meisenheimer Kohler. He married Dorothy E. Bowen on Oct. 20, 1945, in Jonesboro. She preceded him in death on May 30...

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