Obituaries

Lorene V. Jones, 91, of Anna, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, today, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Interment will be in the Casper Cemetery near Anna. Friends can call after 10...
Mary E. Grimes, 82, of rural Olmstead, and formerly of Anna, died at 10:37 p.m. Monday, June 27, at home. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral...
Ruth Aldridge, 95, of Johnston City, and formerly of Cobden, died at 9:07 a.m. Monday, June 27, at her home. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman...
Mary V. Reames, nee Cerny, 91, of Caseyville, was born on Sept. 28, 1924, in Anna, and died on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Caseyville and was a past member of the LIFT Group in Belleville. She...
Steven M. Wright, 35, died at 9:14 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Sept. 4, 1980, in Murphysboro, the son of Carl M. and Imogene Tellor Wright. He is survived by his parents, Carl and Imogene Wright of Anna; one sister, Kimberly (Emmanuel) Garcia of Anna...
Roger Turner, 59, of Cobden, died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016, at his home. He was born on Oct. 19, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo., the son of James H. and Lenora L. Coleman Turner. He married Debbie Davis on Sept. 14, 1985, in Union County. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Turner of Cobden;...
Bobby Joe Murray, 68, of Anna, died with his family at his side at 5:37 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Oct. 7, 1947, in Cobden, the son of William and Bertie Geraldine Bennett Murray. He married Edwina Landers on Jan. 28, 1992. He is...
Lonnie Smith, 80, died on June 25, 2016. He was born on Dec. 22, 1935, the son of Alonzo and Edna Blake Smith in Sand Ridge. He married his “banana-curled beauty” Joan (Lambdin) Smith (Joanie) on June 7, 1960. God blessed their marriage with four children: son, Kerry David Smith; daughter, Angela...
Steven V. Mainer, 56, died at 9:22 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Born on Oct. 22, 1959, in St. Louis, he was the son of Lowell V. and Dorothy Lence Mainer of Godfrey. He graduated from Alton Senior High School and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville,...
Norma Laminack Vaughn, 83, of Anna, died at 9:44 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2016, at her home. She was born on Dec. 4, 1932, in Anna, the daughter of Roy and Brooksie Howell Swafford. She married Vernon G. Laminack on Nov. 4, 1948, in Osceola, Ark. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1991. She is...

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