Obituaries

Mary Ellen Griffith Hafford
Mary Ellen Griffith Hafford, 82, of Barlow, Ky., died Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at Countryside Nursing and Rehab in Bardwell, Ky. She was born on July 11, 1941, in Mound City, the daughter of Roger William and Leelah Hubbard Griffith.   She worked as an LPN in the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau....
Donna ‘Renee’ Anderson
Donna “Renee” Anderson, 65, of rural Grand Chain, died at 11:09 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Hillview Health Care Center in Vienna. She was born on Aug. 16, 1958, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was the daughter of Donald D, and Earlene Turner Hileman. On Aug. 16, 1983, she married...
Mary Elizabeth Yeckley
Our sweet mother, Mary Elizabeth Yeckley, passed away at her home on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, after a long, full life.  She was the kindest soul to everyone she met. Loved by all, her family was her greatest joy. She was well known in the community for her 40-year career in banking. She will be...
Charles R. Lambdin
Charles R. Lambdin, 88, of Anna, and formerly of Wolf Lake, died Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on March 16, 1935, in Carbondale, the son of John S. and Esther “Essie” J. Crane Lambdin.  On Aug. 28, 1954, he married Viola Eastman at the...
John Aaron Wagoner
John Aaron Wagoner, 58, of Anna, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at his home.  He was born on March 18, 1965, in Cape Girardeau, the son of James Elmer and Jackie L. Simms Wagoner.  He married Janice Kelly. She preceded him in death on March 25, 2008. Mr. Wagoner is survived by his mother and...
Suzie Goines
Suzie Goines, 72, of Anna, and formerly of Wetaug, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, at her residence, with loved ones with her at her side. She was born on July 17, 1951, in Anna, the daughter of Wilborn and Nina Gulley Goines. She retired from the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna...
Patricia Ann Fritz Keil
Patricia Ann Fritz Keil, 82, of Dongola, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at Integrity of Anna.  She was born on March 17, 1941, in Dixon, the daughter of Daniel S. and Wilma Louise Ellis Fritz, and later moved to Elmhurst.  On Oct. 31, 1960, she married Jack Baggott Keil, and eventually moved to...
Jenny Anderson, 72, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024, at her home that she shared with her partner, Henry Mulder Jr. She was born on Oct. 16, 1951, in Virginia, Minn., the daughter of Edmund and Marion Naud Anderson. She had two children, Miles Jaros and Emma Jaros, during her...
Gordon Patrick “Pat” Sams, 71, of Cairo, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, at Mercy Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Dec. 11, 1952, in Cairo, the son of William L. and Afton I. Robertson Sams. He served in the U.S. Army. He married Lois Dean Estes on Nov. 19, 1999, in Wickliffe, Ky....
Earl W. Miller
Earl W. Miller, 82, of Anna, died Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024, at his home. He was born on Sept. 25, 1941, in De Soto, the son of Clifton Edward and Ruth Aline Walker Miller. He was a graduate of Carbondale Community High School in 1959 and attended University High.  He retired from Verizon on June 30,...

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