Obituaries

Hobert Clifton Hankla (Cliff)
Hobert Clifton Hankla (Cliff) was born on January 30, 1917 to Joseph and Martha Hankla of Cobden, Illinois, and died on July 8, 2018 in Orange, California. Raised on a farm in Cobden, he was the youngest of eight siblings. Owen, Amos, Jessie, Afton, Ruby, Hiram and Raymond preceded him in passing....
Bonita Jo Bigham
Bonita Jo Bigham, 75, of Olive Branch, died at 12:06 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Integrity Health Care in Anna.   She was born on July 28, 1942, in Mill Creek, the daughter of Harvey and Zelma Poole Roach.   She married James “Jim” Bigham in 1956. He preceded her in death in 1986. She loved to...
Jack R. Sherwin, 79, of Anna, and formerly of Chicago, died at 7:12 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau.    He was born on June 1, 1939, in Chicago, the son of Louis Delwin and Mary L. Valencic Sherwin.   He married Susan A. Stefanowicz on July 12, 1975, in...
Patricia J. Taylor
Patricia J. Taylor, 89, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Mounds, died at 10:22 a.m. on July 13, 2018, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on April 9, 1929, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of George and Blanche Alice Caudle Britt.   She married Carl Taylor on June 10, 1947. She was a...
Deon Houghlan
Deon Houghlan, 63, of Elkville, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.    He was born on Feb. 15, 1955, the son of Edgar James and Alice Lucille Brimm Houghlan. Mr. Houghlan is survived by his two sons, James Houghlan of Carbondale and Danny Deon Houghlan of...
Vicenta Castillo Miller (Vicky) was born on July 19, 1935, in Lockhart, Texas, the daughter of Delfina Martinez Castillo and Julian Castillo. She died on May 30, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Adan and Rudy; and one sister, Dora. She is survived by her husband, Bill...
Mildred Kelley
Mildred Kelley, 88, of Bush, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018, at her home.    She was born on May 17, 1930, in Arcola, the daughter of Daniel W. and Thelma Grace Wilson Simpson.   She married William M. Buck Sr. on Nov. 19, 1947. He preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1955. Later, she married...
Sandra Carol Cato
Sandra Carol Cato, 73, of Villa Ridge, died at 6:51 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, at her home, surrounded by loved ones. She was born on Dec. 28, 1944, in Tallapoosa County, Alabama, the daughter of Herman E. and Helen E. Golden Read.   She married William “Bill” Cato on June 28, 1983. She was the...
Lawrence Woods
Lawrence Woods, 86, of Buncombe, died at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna.    He was born on May 26, 1932, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Lawrence and Lois Martha (Yates) Woods.  He married Martha Ann Arnold.  He is survived by his son, Lawrence “Larry” Woods of...
Mary B. Witthoft
Mary B. Witthoft, 101, of Anna, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, at  Union County Hospital in Anna.   She was born on March 5, 1917, in Campbell Hill, the daughter of Herbert and Josephine Thies Brenneman.   She married William F. Witthoft on March 21, 1936, in Marion. He preceded her in...

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