Norma Celestine Johnson
Norma Celestine Johnston, 88, of Murphysboro, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, at SIH St. Joseph Hospital in Murphysboro. She was born on Aug. 17, 1935, in Pomona, the daughter of Norman and Mary Franklin Lindsey. She married Ronald Johnston, who survives. She had worked as a certified nurses aide at St...
Thomas Baker
Thomas Baker, 94, of Anna, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Jan. 29, 1929, in Cullman, Ala., the son of Thomas and Fannie Irene Baker.  He married the love of his life, Bertha L. Trexler. She preceded him in death in 2001.  His passion was farming and...
Julia Grammer
Julia Grammer, 96, of Makanda, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023.  She was born on Feb. 26, 1927, in Okmulgee, Okla., the daughter of William O. and Alice G. Fletcher Lawrence.  She married Carrol Grammer on Sept. 17, 1950, in El Monte, Calif. He preceded her in...
Steven Ray Bauer, 70, of Anna, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023. He was born on March 8, 1953, in Anna, the son of Fred E. Jr. and Nell Louise Ellis Bauer.  He married Sue Ellen Adams on May 5, 1975, in Charleston. Mr. Bauer is survived by his wife, Sue Bauer; son Shon (Meagan) Bauer; daughter Shannon...
Jeffrey Bennett, 65, of Alto Pass, died on Oct. 25, 2023, at his home.  He was born on Dec. 14, 1957, in Red Bud, the son of William Thomas and Esther Evelyn Hickam Marks. He is survived by his children, Jeffrey (Crystal) Bennett and Kimberly Bennet, both of Villa Rica, Ga.; grandchildren Bella,...
Mary J. Crowell, 80, of Anna, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna.  She was born on July 14, 1943, in Union County, the daughter of Thomas William and Florence Jeanette Obermiller Crowell. She is survived by her sisters, Martha Rhodes and Mildred Duty; nephews Gary Rhodes,...
Karon Lee Miller Marzec (nee Halterman), 79, of Naperville, died on Oct. 24, 2023.  She was born on Feb. 14, 1944, in Anna.  A memorial service for Karon will be held at a later date in Anna. More information is available online at or by calling 630-355-0264.
Dallas ‘Mitchell’ Chaney
Dallas “Mitchell” Chaney, 59, of Anna, and formerly of Murphysboro, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Aug. 23, 1964, in Murphysboro, the son of Dallas Leslie and Jacqueline Ann Doss Chaney . He married Andrea Sue Chaney on Oct. 2, 2010. Mr. Chaney worked...
Kathy Yates Hickam
Kathy Yates Hickam, 61, of Anna, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2023, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on June 13, 1962, in Anna, the daughter of Richard Yates and Geraldine Smith Yates in Anna. In her younger years, she worked in the area fields and home health care later on. She was...
Jean Alice Barringer
Jean Alice Barringer, 80, of Lick Creek, died Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. She was born on Feb. 19, 1943, in Buncombe, the daughter of Edward and Eviah Walker Girtman. She married James “Curtis” Barringer on Dec. 23, 1960. They spent 43 loving and blessed years...


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