Obituaries

Deon Wayne Warden
Deon Wayne Warden, 54, of Jonesboro, died Sunday, Jan. 21, 2024, at his home.  He was born on Feb. 11, 1969, in St. Louis, the son of Vernon Leon and Betty Eads Warden.  He married Tina Croy on Jan. 27, 1990. She preceded him in death on May 28, 2016. Mr. Warden is survived by his children, Tyler...
Vicky L. Chamness
Vicky L. Chamness, 59, of Anna, died Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna.  She was born on May 2, 1964, in Anna, the daughter of John L. and Hazel M. Flick Reichrath. She is survived by her mother, Hazel M. Reichrath of Anna; a brother, Gary Reichrath of Milford, Del.; dear...
Velta Carol Jimenez
Velta Carol Jimenez, 80, of Cobden, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024, at her residence. She was born on 1943 in Red Oak, Okla. She was blessed with a life journey as a teacher/educator, having taught in private and parochial education in Oklahoma, Dixon, Ill., and Rockford, Ill.  She received a...
Kay Frances Judd
Kay Frances Judd, 85, of Norman, Okla., walked into the arms of Jesus on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024, in Saint Peters, Mo.   She was born in Alto Pass on March 5, 1938, the daughter of Dee and Ola Neighbors (nee Adams).  She is survived by her sons, Martin D. (Carol) Milster of Washington, Okla.,...
Shirley Fox, 71, of McClure, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on June 16, 1952, the daughter of J C and Christine James Ricketts.  She was a devoted and loving wife and mother and loved her grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and was a great...
Lois Dean Sams, 66, of Cairo, died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at Integrity Health Care in Anna.  She was born on June 23, 1957, in Cairo, the daughter of Martha Dean Estes.  She married Gordon Patrick “Pat” Sams on Nov. 19, 1999, in Wickliffe, Ky. Mrs. Sams is survived by her husband, Gordon Patrick...
Jane ‘Janie’ Burnett Wargo
Jane “Janie” Burnett Wargo crossed over into eternity on Jan. 17, 2024. She was sweetness itself and the kindest, most loving, generous-hearted, giving, loyal and courageous person anyone could ever know. Janie was born on Dec. 28, 1978, the daughter of Donald and Carol Burnett of Anna. She was the...
Diana Marie Woolridge-Perry
Diana Marie Woolridge-Perry, 69, of Carterville, died Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, at Herrin Hospital.  She was born on Feb. 20, 1954, in Anna, the daughter of Thomas “Tub” Coffman and Ellen Louise Smith Coffman.  She married Kenneth “KP” Perry. He preceded her in death on July 6, 2016. She is survived...
Vernon Ray Glasco
Vernon Ray Glasco, 90, of Anna, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. He was born on March 14, 1933, in Cobden, the son of Jesse Troy and Dorothy Alene Clutts Glasco.  On June 19, 1954, he married, Patricia Joan Robertson, who he met when she was employed as a car hop at the...
Margie Belle Bittle
Margie Belle Bittle, 97, of Jonesboro, died with her family by her side on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024.  She was born on Sept. 17, 1926, in Anna, the daughter of Jacob and Lydia “Elizabeth” Treece Johnson.  Marge, how she was affectionately known, married Walter Carl “Doc” Bittle on Nov. 13, 1943, in...

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