Obituaries

Woodrow ‘Woody’ Paul Almon
Woodrow “Woody” Paul Almon, 76, of Marion, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at 7 a.m. at his home in Marion. He was born on June 4, 1942, in Chicago, the son of Paul Woodrow and Justine Marie Laputo Almon.  He married Margaret Nuber on March 2, 1968, in Downer’s Grove. This year, they celebrated 50...
Carolyn Moore
Carolyn Moore, 78, of Cobden, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.   She was born on April 18, 1940, in Jackson County, the daughter of Pearl and Opal Brandon Hagler.   She married Wayne Moore on Aug. 22, 1959, at the First Baptist Church in Alto Pass. She...
Loren ‘Jim’ J. Rhodes
Loren “Jim” Rhodes, 88, of Mt. Vernon, Ind., and formerly of Jonesboro, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at Deacons Hospital in Evansville, Ind.   He was born on Oct. 27, 1929, in Beech Grove, the son of Loren and Fannie Land Rhodes.   He married Mary Rita Collins on June 24, 1951, in San Diego, Calif...
Richard ‘Dick’ Wayne Bittle
Richard “Dick” Wayne Bittle, of Marion, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at 11:45 a.m. in St. Louis, with his family by his side.   He was born on June 21, 1939, the son of Howard and Pauline Frick Bittle in Union County. Survivors include his wife, Pamela Kay Yates Bittle; a daughter, Lisa Michele...
Frank W. Elkins, 60, of Anna, died Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at his home.   He was born on April 5, 1958, in Milwaukee, the son of Frank Max Wayne and Ruth Elaine Williams Elkins.   He married Kimberly Rohlfing in 1983 in Anna. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Elkins of Anna; a daughter, Jennifer...
Jessalyn A. Canupp
Jessalyn A. Canupp, 96 years, a former resident of Buncombe and Cobden, died Sunday, Sept. 16, at 12:20 p.m. at the home of her great-niece, Amye LaVerdi, near Benton, Ky. She was born on Dec. 18, 1921, in Johnson County, the daughter of Harrison and Grace Penrod Adams. On March 19, 1948, she...
Clif J. Mull
Clif J. Mull, 50, of Anna, died at 1:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna.  He was born on June 14, 1968, in Monteagle, Tenn., the son of Gene and Peggy Williams Mull.  He was a graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. After high school, he served in the U.S....
Mary Louise Sitter
Mary Louise Sitter, 89, of Sterling, died on Sept. 9, 2018, in Sterling, with her family at her bedside. Her final hours were spent with family and friends who stopped by and shared memorable stories of her life’s adventures.  She was born on Feb. 20, 1929, in Freeport, the daughter of Thomas E....
Barry Eugene Fowler
Barry Eugene Fowler, 82, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at his home.  He was born on June 20, 1936, in Union County, the son of John Theodore and Gracie Muriel Newman Fowler.  He married Judy Sadler on April 4, 1970, in Jonesboro. He is survived by his wife, Judy Fowler of Jonesboro; a...
Virginia (Ginny) Miles
Virginia (Ginny) Miles, nee Brimm, died on Sept. 10, 2018, in Maryville. She was born on Dec. 18, 1927, in Anna, the daughter of Dee and Vica Brimm.   She married Earl Miles, Jr. on Aug. 10, 1947.   She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Collinsville and attended the South Venice Christian...

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