Obituaries

Kenneth Honey
Kenneth H. Honey, 73, of Tamms, died Sunday, April 1, 2018, in Olive Branch. He was born on Nov. 9, 1944, in Cairo, the son of Ethel Carner Powless-Newman and Lorn Honey. He enjoyed fishing, reading and, most of all, working in his garden and yard. He is survived by a son, Robert (Kim) Honey of...
Valrey Sue Coleman
Valrey Sue Coleman, 75, of Anna, died at home on Thursday, April 5, 2018, days after being diagnosed with cancer, surrounded by all of her children. Valrey Coleman lived a life of love and laughter. At the end of a hilly, curvy gravel road outside Anna, Ill., a road where deer are likely to jump in...
Thomas Dale Maske
Thomas Dale Maske, 83, of Anna, died at 10:23 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2018, at Integrity Health Care of Anna. He was born on Sept. 3, 1934, in Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, the son of Dale and Margery Maske. At the age of 16, he was diagnosed with polio and spent his remaining 67 years in a...
Mary Ellen Wilson
Mary Ellen Wilson, 90, of Cape Girardeau, died Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on March 22, 1928, in Anna, the daughter of Arlie R. and Gladys Dollman Knupp. She and Johnny Wilson were married on Sept. 27, 1945, in Jackson, Mo. She loved flower...
Linda G. Davidson
Linda G. Davidson, of Gold Canyon, Ariz., and formerly of Richmond, and Dongola, died on April 2, 2018, shortly after 5 a.m. at the Hospice of the Valley, Lund Home facility in Gilbert, Ariz. Linda was the daughter of Paul and Imogene Davidson of Dongola. Most of her teaching career took place in...
William “Willie” Robert Havlen, 59, of Caseyville, and formerly of Dongola, died at Barnes Jewish Hospital on March 22, 2018, in St. Louis. He was born on March 14, 1959, in East St. Louis, the son of William D. Havlen and Edna Havlen. He is survived by his mother, Edna Havlen of Dongola; four...
Sarah Elizabeth  (Russell) Mann
Sarah Elizabeth (Russell) Mann, 30, of Carbondale, and formerly of Cobden, died on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018, surrounded by her family. Sarah was born on Nov. 15, 1987, to parents John Patrick and Debra Russell of Cobden. She was sister to Rivanna, Nessa, Jenny, Kate, Bekah and John. She was a...
John Richard Tucker
John Richard Tucker, 58, of Jonesboro, died at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Integrity of Cobden. He was born on Sept. 14, 1959, in Gary, Ind., the son of Louis Frederick and Esther M. Palmer Tucker. He is survived by his father, Louis Tucker of Shawneetown; a brother, Jim (Becky) Tucker...
Bernard Lee  ‘Bernie’ Steck II
Bernard Lee “Bernie” Steck II, 65, of Jonesboro, died at 5:45 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at his home. He was born on Aug. 2, 1952, in Alton, the son of Bernard Lee and Ruth A. Trammel Steck. He married Randy J. Fazette on June 28, 1975, at Inspiration Point. He is survived by his wife, Randy J....
Russell D. Fairless
Russell D. Fairless, 77, of Jonesboro, died at 11:46 a.m. Friday, March 30, 2018,  at the Jonesboro Rehab Center. He was born on Jan. 12, 1941, in Vienna, the son of Noah Dale and Violet Pauline Russell Fairless. He is survived by his children, Marty (Loretta) Fairless and Marvin Fairless, all of...

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