Obituaries

Floyd Richard Dallas
Floyd Richard Dallas, 91, of Anna, died on Dec. 13, 2023, at his home. He was born on Sept. 8, 1932, in Anna, the son of Elbert and Hazel Carter Dallas of Jonesboro.  He married Edna Clayton on April 8, 1952, in Jonesboro. She preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 2022. Mr. Dallas is survived by three...
David Lee Farris
David Lee Farris, 58, of Cobden, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023, in Cobden.  He was born on Jan. 20, 1965, in Anna, the son of Tony and Edith George Farris. Mr. Farris is survived by a sister, Connie Douthit of Granite City; special friend and caregiver Cheri Beegle; good friend Wanda Basler; nieces,...
Susan Hase
Susan Hase, 84, of Anna, passed peacefully from the hands of her family into the hands of her Father on Dec. 16, 2023, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Laura “Susan” Penninger was born on Oct. 17, 1939, in Anna, the daughter of Clarence and Lois Boyd Penninger.  She graduated from...
Patrick Lee Clark
Patrick Lee Clark, 63, of Anna, died Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, at the Marion Veterans Affairs Long Term Care Facility.   He was born on May 3, 1960, in Lansing, Mich., the son of Paisley and Vivian Kennedy Clark.  He married Rebecca Hileman on March 9, 2002, in Vienna.  Mr. Clark served in the U.S....
Mary Louis Walker
Mary Louis Walker was born on Nov. 26, 1929, in Peoria, the daughter of Henry and Hattie Lohman Walker. She died on Dec. 15, 2023. She was one of nine siblings, three of whom passed away in childhood. Her connection to the Chamness family began nearly 50 years ago when she lived at City Care Center...
Bernita Kay Corzine Smith
Bernita Kay Corzine Smith, 75, of Anna, died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023, at Deaconess Midtown in Evansville, Ind.  She was born on Nov. 6, 1948, in Dongola, the daughter of Amos and Lennas Wandalene Watson Corzine. She is survived by her son, John Paul Smith Jr. of Anna; a daughter, Brandi Buck of...
Phyllis Easter Helm
Phyllis Easter Helm, 89, of Grand Chain, died at 12:19 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 2023, at home, with her family by her side.  She was born on May 19, 1934, at the home of her parents, Alfred and Floy Metcalf Easter. She grew up on the family farm that bordered the Ohio River, enjoying her childhood...
Richard Allen ‘Dick” Wehrenberg
Richard Allen “Dick” Wehrenberg, 76, of Villa Ridge, died on Dec. 8, 2023, at his residence in the presence of family. He was born on Aug. 16, 1947, in Cairo, the son of Charles Edward Wehrenberg and Georgia Ruby Littell Wehrenberg. Mr. Wehrenberg was devoted to his family as a husband, father,...
Lelia Laverne Anderson (Cheek)
Lelia Laverne Anderson (Cheek), 92, of Karnak, died at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, at the Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis. She was born on April 8, 1931, on Frog Island (Karnak) Illinois. Laverne and Kenneth Ray Anderson were united in marriage on Aug. 20, 1950, at...
Andrew Wayne Chandler
Andrew Wayne Chandler, 31 of Cambria, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, at his father’s home in Goreville.  He was born on May 10, 1992, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Darrell Chandler and Kelley Matlock. He is survived by his mother, Kelley (Stephen) Gannon; his father, Darrell (Tammy) Chandler; siblings...

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