Obituaries

Barbara J. Livesay, 87, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, May 19, at Fountainbleu Lodge Skilled Nursing Facility in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. For updated service information, visit her memorial page on the Rendleman &...
Della Mae Beasley Curtis, 84, of Tamms, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on Feb. 16, 1940, south of Jonesboro in Union County, the daughter of Willard and Reba Mae Ralls Beasley.  She was of the Baptist faith. She loved to sing in a band playing...
Billy D. Dover Sr.
Billy D. Dover Sr., 86, of Grand Chain, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 17, 2024, at his home, with his family by his side. He was born on June 15, 1937, in Grand Chain. He was a lifelong brick layer. Billy, along with his father and three brothers, owned and operated Dover’s Masonry for many years...
Nancy Joyce Gearhart
Nancy Joyce Gearhart, 79, of Elco, and formerly of Alto Pass, went to be with her heavenly Father on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  She was born on July 3, 1944, in Cobden, the daughter of Charles Robert and Gladys Mae Hickam Cavaness.  She married Robert Wayne...
Manuel Mejia Palacios
Manuel Mejia Palacios, 86, of Cobden, died Friday, May 17, 2024, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  He was born on March 10, 1938, in Mexico, the son of Andres Mejia and Eliseria Palacios. He married Maria Chairez. He is survived by his wife, nine children, one brother, many grandchildren, other...
Winifred Marcella Dillow
Winifred Marcella Dillow, 88, of Carbondale, died Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at The Landing in Carbondale. She was born on Nov. 25, 1935, in Carbondale, the daughter of Mark and Winifred Cerny Dillow. She worked at GTE and retired from SIU Housing.  She was an active member of St. Francis Xavier...
Mary Lou Ristow
Mary Lou Ristow, 72, of Wolf Lake, died Saturday, May 11, 2024 at her home.  She was born on Sept. 5, 1951, in Alto Pass, the daughter of Albert and Ruth DeRossett Harris. She is survived by one sister, Inis Houseman; three brothers, Gary, Donald and Auggie Harris; other relatives and many friends...
Robert ‘Bo’ Wright
Robert “Bo” Wright, 94, of Anna, and formerly of Ava, died Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Feb. 22, 1930, in Ava, the son of Waldo Manning and Frieda Whistler Wright.   He married Ernestine Tompkins on Aug. 6, 1950.  She preceded him in death on Dec. 22...
Keith Todd Beggs
Keith Todd Beggs, 62, of Paducah, and formerly of Dongola, died Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at Stone Creek Nursing in Paducah. He was born on Jan. 9, 1962, in Anna, the son of Clyde Edwin and Patricia Ann McCommons Beggs. Mr. Beggs had worked at the Secretary of State Driver’s License facility in...
Linde Ann Caraker-Owens
Linde Ann Caraker-Owens, 72, of Cobden, died Saturday, May 4, 2024, at her home.  She was born on Sept. 23, 1951, in Germany before being adopted by American serviceman Roy Milford and Norma Jean Crist Anderson.  She married Jim Owens on Nov. 30, 2015. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 2022. She...

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