Obituaries

Perry Milligan, 62, of Anna, died Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Aug. 6, 1959, the son of Clyde A. Milligan. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. To view the obituary and to...
Morris ‘Moose’ Denis Hall
Morris “Moose” Denis Hall, 79, of Cobden, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 18, 2022. He was surrounded by his family as he went to his Heavenly home.  He was born on Aug. 8, 1942, in Aurora, the son of Lester “Gladdy” and Virginia Rose Williams Hall.  He married his beloved wife Judy...
Michael P. Erbe, 74, of Anna, and formerly of Alton, died Sunday, July 17, 2022, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.  He was born on June 20, 1948, the son of Neal and Donna Tait Machesseau. Following the death of his father, he was adopted by Carl Erbe. He is survived by two sons, Christopher...
Shannon McFadden Wilkins-Menkhaus
Shannon McFadden Wilkins-Menkhaus, 51, died peacefully on Thursday, July 7, 2022, surrounded by her family. She was born on Feb. 26, 1971, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Gerald David and Sandra Tellor McFadden. During her career, she worked in healthcare and specialized as an activity director...
Mary Ann Karnes
Mary Ann Karnes, 89, of Dongola, and formerly of Ullin, died Monday, July 11, 2022, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna. She was born on June 5, 1933, in Ullin, the daughter of Don A. and Naomi Elizabeth Robinson Carlock. On June 14, 1951, Mary Ann married Walter Aldrich. He preceded her in death on...
Elsie Leota Butcher
Elsie Leota Butcher, 94, of Tamms, and formerly of Thebes, died Friday, July 8, 2022, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on April 27, 1928, in Cypress, the daughter of Jessie and Cassie Holmes Brown in Cypress.  She married John Butcher on July 22, 1963. He preceded her...
Afton Davidson
Afton Davidson, 98, of Anna, died Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on Aug. 20, 1923, in Union County, the daughter of Grace Phillips and Jesse Kelley. She married Harry Davidson on Oct. 3, 1947. He preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2003. Throughout her career,...
Darrell Thomas “Tom” Widdows, 87, of Alto Pass, died Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Southgate Nursing and Rehab in Metropolis.  He was born on April 1, 1935, in Carbondale, the son of John and Zelda Thomas Widdows. Mr. Widdows is survived by his sister-in-law, Alice Widdows of Alto Pass; a niece, Sherry...
Daniel A. Niffenegger, Ph.D., 92, of Lexington, Ky., died Tuesday, July 5, 2022, at Baptist Health Hospital in Lexington. He was born on April 7, 1930, in Grinnell, Iowa, the son of Ora and Virginia Paterson Niffenegger. He married Elnor Vermeer Niffenegger in 1953. She preceded him in death in...
Frances Carolyn Webb
Frances Carolyn Webb, 79, of Anna, died Saturday, June 25, 2022, at the Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on July 28, 1942, in Anna, the daughter of Tyrus and Zelma Ruth Rhodes Treece.  She married Donald Webb in 1961. He preceded her in death on Dec. 5, 2008. She is survived by her...

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