Obituaries

Mary Louise Sitter
Mary Louise Sitter, 89, of Sterling, died on Sept. 9, 2018, in Sterling, with her family at her bedside. Her final hours were spent with family and friends who stopped by and shared memorable stories of her life’s adventures.  She was born on Feb. 20, 1929, in Freeport, the daughter of Thomas E....
Barry Eugene Fowler
Barry Eugene Fowler, 82, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at his home.  He was born on June 20, 1936, in Union County, the son of John Theodore and Gracie Muriel Newman Fowler.  He married Judy Sadler on April 4, 1970, in Jonesboro. He is survived by his wife, Judy Fowler of Jonesboro; a...
Virginia (Ginny) Miles
Virginia (Ginny) Miles, nee Brimm, died on Sept. 10, 2018, in Maryville. She was born on Dec. 18, 1927, in Anna, the daughter of Dee and Vica Brimm.   She married Earl Miles, Jr. on Aug. 10, 1947.   She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Collinsville and attended the South Venice Christian...
Brian Glen Goins
Brian Goins, 54, of Cobden, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in Bucaramanga, Colombia.  He was born on Aug. 23, 1964, in Anna, the son of William Glen and Barbara Johnson Goins.  He married Karol Osorio Barbosa on Oct. 31, 2016, in Cobden. He is survived by his wife, Karol Osorio Goins of Bucaramanga...
Rhetta Kay Copeland
Rhetta Kay Copeland, 61, of Cobden, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Sept. 12, 1956, in Anna, the daughter of Herchel Wilmer and Ogla Evalee Andrews Chapman.   She married Larry Copeland.  She is survived by her sons, Samuel Yates of...
Gilbert R. Swoboda Jr.
Gilbert R. Swoboda Jr., affectionately known as “Rags” by his family and friends, of Cairo, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau, at the age of 98.   Born on June 1, 1920, “Rags” lived his entire life on 18th Street in Cairo.  He was the son of Gilbert and Alice...
Virginia Lee Boyd
Virginia Lee Boyd, 90, of Anna, died Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Union County Hospital in Anna.   She was born on July 18, 1928, in Anna, the daughter of Lawrence A. and Mae Pitts Boyer.  She married Ernest Leon Boyd on Oct. 5, 1945, in Anna. He preceded her in death on May 5, 2014. She is survived...
Reverend Federico C. Higuera
Rev. Federico C. Higuera, 77, of Anna, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.  He was born on March 4, 1941, in Mexico City, Mexico, the son of Federico Higuera Fernandez and Elena Vidal Ortiz. Survivors include his sister, Susana Higuera Vidal of Mexico City, Mexico;...
Linda J. Petersmeyer
Linda J. Petersmeyer, 73, of Delphos, Ohio, died on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018, at Vancrest Healthcare Center of Delphos, surrounded by family and friends. She was born on July 16, 1945, in Anna, the daughter of Raymond and Shirley Boyd Cates. They both preceded her in death.  She was united in marriage...
Brian Goins, 54, of Cobden, died Thursday, Aug. 30, in Bucaramanga, Colombia. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden.  To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral...

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