Obituaries

Hillary Vega, 44, of Anna, died at 2:08 p.m. Monday, May 15, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To leave online condolences for the family visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home...
Harry M. Verble
Harry M. Verble, 87, of Anna, died at 1:45 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. He was born on Sept. 11, 1929, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of Arlie and Maud Helton Verble. He married Jewel Pauline Slone on Jan. 20, 1951, in Mt. Pleasant. She preceded him in death...
Dean Honey Robison
Dean Honey Robison died Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at 5:20 p.m. She was born on Sept. 20, 1929, in Edgar County, the daughter of Guy and Thelma Bozarth Morris. She married James Lawrence Honey on Jan. 1, 1947, and to that union were born four children: Philip Leon, James Leslie, Laura Lee and Keith...
Margaret F. Newton
Margaret F. Newton, 84, of Anna, died Friday, May 12, 2017, at her granddaughter’s home, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 4, 1932, in Cairo, the daughter of Frank and Helen Willard Smith. She married James I. Newton on May 8, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28...
Linda J. Koesters
Linda J. Koesters, 74, of Centerville, Ohio, died Wednesday, May 3, 2017, surrounded by her family. She was born on Dec. 10, 1942, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of Vernon and Margaret Barhorst Monnin. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Denis Koesters; children Tony (Jenn) Koesters, Steve...
Makaylee Lily-Mae Asa
Makaylee Lily-Mae Asa, 21 months old, of Cobden, passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Makaylee was born on July 9, 2015, in Carbondale, Illinois, the daughter of Patrick Howard Asa II and Cierra Nicole Crowell. Makaylee was a very happy baby who loved everyone. She woke up every day smiling. She...
Ruth Evangeline Aaron
Ruth Evangelin Aaron, 103, of Urbana died at 6:09 p.m. on May 1, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Casper Cemetery near Anna. She was born in Anna on Jan. 26, 1914, the daughter of John Henry and Sarah Jane Campbell Sweet....
Violet M. Dillow
Violet M. Dillow, 99, of Jonesboro, died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Integrity Healthcare in Anna.  She was born on July 25, 1917, in Mill Creek, the daughter of William R. and Mary Hileman Fink.  She married Harold Dillow on Sept. 12, 1936, in Buncombe. He preceded her in death on July...
Jackie A. ‘Jack’ Johnson
Jackie A. “Jack” Johnson, 78, of Jonesboro, and formerly of Olive Branch, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on June 4, 1938, in Miller City, Illinois the son of Marshall Allen and Mabel Irene Dover Johnson.   He married Kay Thebeau on Dec. 31, 1960....
Collin Frank Howerton
Collin Frank Howerton, 98, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday May 6, 2017, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1918, in rural Anna, the son of Frank and Lura Hileman Howerton.  He was married to Ruth Kohler on June 22, 1940, in Jackson, Mo., by a Baptist minister. To this union was born two sons, Gary...

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