Ann Bothos Long (Demopoulos)

Ann Bothos Long (Demopoulos)

Ann Bothos Long, 83, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Anna, died Thursday, May 19, 2022, surrounded by her family at St. Francis Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 30, 1938, in Athens, Greece, the daughter of John and Angela Bothos.

She became a U.S. citizen in her early 20s. She loved cooking for her family and friends. Her hands were her instruments for serving others, decorating, sewing, babysitting and organizing everyone’s house, whether they asked her to or not.

She was known and loved by many as “Yia Yia.” A book could be written about all the “Yia Yia” isms, but she didn’t want anyone to tell her life story or to make a fuss over her.

She was a member of Connection Point Church in Jackson.

Survivors include three daughters, Angie Miskell and Linda (Lance) McKinney, both of Jackson, Mo., and Brenda (Darryl) Rendleman of Anna; a brother, George (Mary) Bothos; granddaughters Bobbi Jo (Miles) Martin, Christy (Marc) Gardner and Conner (Will) Simmons; grandsons Paul “Toodie” (Sandra) Carter and Jacob (Molly) Long; seven great-grandchildren; two stepchildren, Amalia (Brian Phillips) Demopoulos and their children, Alexia and Nefeli and Kostas (Maggie) Demopoulos and children, Nikolaos, Astraia, Ioanna, and Kostiki; several nieces and nephews; and her best friend, Fotoula Demopoulos.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Margie Long Carter; and three great-grandchildren. 

Burial was in Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Connection Point Church in Jackson.

Online condolences can be made at

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158

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