Obituaries

Tina L. Ridenhour
Tina L. Ridenhour, 53, of Mattoon, died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 15, 2022, at her home in Mattoon. Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Allenville Christian Church.  Memorials can be made to the Allenville Christian Church, 201 Allen St., Allenville, Ill. 61951; or to Mid America...
Dillard Wayne ‘Speck’ Masterson
Dillard Wayne “Speck” Masterson, 67, of Olive Branch, died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at his residence.  Mr. Masterson was born on June 30, 1954, in Cairo, the son of Dillard and Lillie Henke Masterson. Throughout his career, he served as an operating engineer, worked on the river and...
Susan Ann Fletcher
Susan Ann Fletcher, 72, of Cairo, died at 8:23 a.m. on June 16, 2022, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna. She was born on July 20, 1949, in Paducah, a daughter of Robert Edward and June Victoria Kamleiter Wildt.   She married Allen Ray Fletcher on April 9, 1982, in Cadiz, Ky. He preceded her in death...
Robert E. ‘Bob’ Ingram
Robert E. “Bob” Ingram, 75, of Cairo, and formerly of Olney, died Friday, June 17, 2022, at his residence.  He was born on Feb. 17, 1947, in Danville, the son of James and Margaret Newlin Ingram. He married Kay Williams in 1970. They shared 25 years together. She preceded him in death in 1995. He...
Gloria Jean Miller
Gloria Jean Miller, 80, of Tamms, died at 5:21 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2022, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born on June 9, 1942, the daughter of Ralph and Nellie Wehrenberg Wilson. In her early years, she worked as a beautician and then began her career as a shipping clerk for...
Marion Nadine Morgan
Marion Nadine Morgan, 86, of Buncombe, died Monday, June 20, 2022, at her home.  She was born on May 7, 1936, in Cambria, the daughter of Leslie and Mary Jane Baker Talley.  She married Russell Morgan on Sept. 3, 1955, in Ware.  She is survived by her husband, Russell Morgan; children Tammy (Steve...
Joseph Ira Claxton
Joseph Ira Claxton, 95, of Mt. Vernon, died at 5:45 p.m. May 29, 2022, at Nature Trail Health Care in Mt. Vernon. He was born on July 12, 1926, in Cobden, the son of Ira and Vay Fulcher Claxton.  He married Nellie Todd Claxton on June 20, 1953, in Carbondale. They were blessed with 64 years of...
Frances Elaine Tucker Cook
Frances Elaine Tucker Cook of Anna left this world at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, surrounded by her family.  She was born on April 27, 1946, in Anna, the daughter of Bernice Baker and Francis (Ed) Tucker.  She married David J. Cook Sr. on Dec. 27, 1964, in...
Faye Louise Light
Faye Louise Light, 87, of Thebes, died at 2:52 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Sept. 14, 1934, in Fayville, the daughter of Ralph and Gertrude Bishop Burns. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Burns and Gertrude Keelin; and by...
Emmett Michael Phillips
Emmett Michael Phillips, 75, of Mounds, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2022, at the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Phillips was born on Nov. 21, 1946, in Cairo, the son of Emmett Mitchell and Juanita Smothers Phillips. He served in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy he was on the...

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