Obituaries

Robert Spellman
Husband of 62 years. Father to five girls. Man of God. Robert Spellman was born April 8, 1937, in Grandfield, Okla., and grew up in Urbana, Ohio, a town he fiercely loved, the son of Robert Sr. and Flossie Crane Spellman, with his late brother, Bill, and his brother, Hugh. He graduated from Urbana...
Kathleen Kay Caul Kovac
Kathleen Kay Caul Kovac, 78, of Anna, died peacefully at home on Friday, March 26, 2021, outliving a nasty cancer diagnosis by nearly two years and remaining feisty until the end. She was a relatively private person and didn’t like people poking their noses in her business, so we won’t tell you...
Todd A. Suhling
Todd A. Suhling, 57, of Jonesboro, died Monday, March 29, 2021, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Feb. 11, 1964, in Carlinville, the son of David and Peggy Edwards Suhling.  He married Carol Davis on Dec. 25, 1994.  Mr. Suhling is survived by his wife, Carol Suhling of...
Shirley Ann Logan
Shirley Ann Logan, 90, of Villa Ridge, died at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at her residence. She was born on April 26, 1930, in St. Louis, the daughter of William Joseph and Loretta Catherine Killehaus Kelleher. She was of the Catholic faith, and was a member of the Olmsted United Methodist...
Linda Gail Robertson Dowdy
Linda Gail Robertson Dowdy, 74, of Olive Branch, died at 10 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on April 3, 1946, in Grand Tower, the daughter of Bill and Louise Hatley Robertson.   She married Keith Dowdy on Nov. 8, 1963. He preceded her in...
Leslie E. ‘Gene’ Chrestman
Leslie E. “Gene” Chrestman, 87, of Cairo, died Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 3:01 p.m. at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Chrestman was born on June 2, 1933, in Cairo, a son of Leslie V. and Naomi Wildharber Chrestman.   He married Carolyn R. McCarty on June 2, 1953. She preceded him in...
Shawn Williamson
Shawn Williamson, 51, of Dongola, died at 2:55 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2021, at his home. He was born on Feb. 10, 1970, in Marion, the son of Lonell and Judy Hayes Williamson.   He married Sherry Welch. She preceded him in death on June 5, 1997.  Later, he married Jana Sivia on May 1, 2001. He was a...
Catherine Dubson
Catherine Dubson, 73, of Buncombe, died at her home, with her family by her side, on Friday, March 19, 2021.  She was born on April 26, 1947, in Champaign, the daughter of Patrick and Barbara Jean Grant Tatman.  She married Roger Wayne Dubson on March 2, 1968, in Urbana. Together they shared 53...
Billy Jones
Billy Jones, 83, of Anna, died Friday, March 19, 2021, at his home.  He was born on Sept. 17, 1937, in Makanda, the son of Irvin Albert and Marjorie Vivian Allan Jones.  He married Glenda Childress on April 27, 1994, in Henderson, Ky. Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Glenda Jones of Anna; sons...
Elois Mowery
Elois Mowery, 91, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at her home.  She was born on Sept. 26, 1929, in Dongola, the daughter of Glenn E. and Lois Ina Lingle Mowery.  She married the love of her life, Leroy C. Mowery, on March 12, 1949, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on Oct. 4,...

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