Obituaries

Alice Rhey Zeschke
Alice Rhey Zeschke, 86, of Dongola, died Sunday, Feb. 25, 2024, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, Ind.  She was born on July 9, 1937, in Alto Pass, the daughter of Alvin W. and Cleo M. Neighbors Boone.  She married Walter William Zeschke on Oct. 5, 1956, in Holly Springs, Miss. They...
Pat Shaffer, 74, of Dongola, died Sunday, March 3, at her home, with her family by her side. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.  Rendleman &...
Mary D. Crutchfield, 81, of Anna, died Friday, March 1, 2024, at her home.  She was born on July 17, 1942, in Fisk, Mo. She married Edward Crutchfield on Feb. 7, 1962. He preceded her in death on June 19, 2006. She is survived by her children, Ida (Larry) Shows, Ila Dixon, William (Tracy)...
Dr. Dennis P. Robinson was born on Sept. 30, 1946, at the Great Lakes Naval Hospital in Chicago, the son of Phil and Betty Robinson. Dr. Robinson died on Feb. 11, 2024, in Harrisonburg, Va. Dennis graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in 1965. He earned a B.S. from Southern Illinois...
Father Jim Dougherty
Father Jim Dougherty of Belleville peacefully entered eternal rest on Feb. 12, 2024. Father Jim was born on Oct. 8, 1942, in Cairo, the son of John and Stephanie (nee Flamm) Dougherty. Father Jim was ordained to serve the people of Southern Illinois on June 1, 1968. His assignments in the Diocese...
Ernest Mike Mayer
Ernest Mike Mayer, 65, of Grand Chain, died at 4:09 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at his home.  He was born on April 30, 1958, in Union County. He was a 1976 graduate of Century High School in Ullin. He and Kimberly Ann Gallivan Mayer were united in marriage on June 16, 1979.  He had retired from...
Bill Pritchett
Bill Pritchett, 85, of Goreville, died at 1:18 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Mr. Pritchett was born on Nov. 2, 1938, at the family home in Goreville. He was the son of Harry and Jennie Thornton Pritchett. On April 20, 1957, he married Clairus Lee Lirely...
LaVerne Thompson
LaVerne Thompson, 86, of Columbia, and formerly of Olive Branch, died Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis. She was born on June 6, 1937, in Alexander County, the daughter of James B. and Opal Grant Wilson.   She married Harold Thompson on May 29, 1954. He preceded her in...
Alice Zeschke, 86, of Dongola, died Sunday, Feb. 25, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, Ind. Funeral arrangements for Alice Zeschke were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. For information about services, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.  Rendleman & Hileman...
Carole Ann Wilson West, 87, of Cobden, died Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, at Metropolis Rehab and Nursing. She was born on Jan. 6, 1937, in Wolf Lake, the daughter of George Dewey “DG” and Caroline Rendleman Wilson.  She married Marvin Lynn West and they shared over 66 years of marriage. He survives. Mrs...

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