Obituaries

Sherry Kay Bagby
Sherry Kay Bagby, 65, of Vienna, and formerly of Cypress, died Saturday, July 21, at 7:10 a.m. at Century Assisted Living in Carbondale. She was born on Dec. 19, 1952, in Anna. She was the second of nine children born to Robert and Ruby Earnhart Williams. Survivors include her children, Toma Kaye (...
Paul Edward Boyer, 85, was born in 1933, the son of Harry and Agnes Boyer. He was one of eight children. Mr. Boyer graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in 1951. He served at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, S.D., in 1952. He met and married the love of his life, Ollie, in...
Mary Jeanette Walker
Mary Jeanette Walker, 92, died Saturday, July 21, 2018, at her home in Olmsted. She was born on June 16, 1926, in Tamms, the daughter of Ray and Gladys Aden Hancock.   She married Gene Robert Walker on July 10, 1950. He preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2003. She graduated from Thebes High School...
Hobert Clifton Hankla (Cliff)
Hobert Clifton “Cliff” Hankla was born on Jan. 30, 1917, in Cobden, the son of Joseph and Martha Hankla. Mr. Hankla died on July 8, 2018, in Orange, Calif. Raised on a farm in Cobden, he was the youngest of eight siblings. Owen, Amos, Jessie, Afton, Ruby, Hiram, and Raymond preceded him in death....
Bonita Jo Bigham
Bonita Jo Bigham, 75, of Olive Branch, died at 12:06 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at Integrity Health Care in Anna.   She was born on July 28, 1942, in Mill Creek, the daughter of Harvey and Zelma Poole Roach.   She married James “Jim” Bigham in 1956. He preceded her in death in 1986. She loved to...
Jack R. Sherwin, 79, of Anna, and formerly of Chicago, died at 7:12 p.m. Saturday, July 14, 2018, at the Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau.    He was born on June 1, 1939, in Chicago, the son of Louis Delwin and Mary L. Valencic Sherwin.   He married Susan A. Stefanowicz on July 12, 1975, in...
Patricia J. Taylor
Patricia J. Taylor, 89, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Mounds, died at 10:22 a.m. on July 13, 2018, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on April 9, 1929, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of George and Blanche Alice Caudle Britt.   She married Carl Taylor on June 10, 1947. She was a...
Deon Houghlan
Deon Houghlan, 63, of Elkville, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.    He was born on Feb. 15, 1955, the son of Edgar James and Alice Lucille Brimm Houghlan. Mr. Houghlan is survived by his two sons, James Houghlan of Carbondale and Danny Deon Houghlan of...
Vicenta Castillo Miller (Vicky) was born on July 19, 1935, in Lockhart, Texas, the daughter of Delfina Martinez Castillo and Julian Castillo. She died on May 30, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Adan and Rudy; and one sister, Dora. She is survived by her husband, Bill...
Mildred Kelley
Mildred Kelley, 88, of Bush, died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, July 8, 2018, at her home.    She was born on May 17, 1930, in Arcola, the daughter of Daniel W. and Thelma Grace Wilson Simpson.   She married William M. Buck Sr. on Nov. 19, 1947. He preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1955. Later, she married...

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