Obituaries

Nina A. Merriman, 91, of Anna, died at 4:48 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at the River to River Community of Anna. She was born on April 24, 1926, the daughter of John and Laura Foster Fear. She married Robert “Bob” Merriman on June 20, 1943. He preceded her in death on April 10, 2015. She enjoyed...
Robert Fitch Seal, 95, of Chicago, and formerly of Anna, died at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, at California Gardens in Chicago. He was born on Aug. 25, 1922, in Chicago, the son of Henry Robert and Sarah Elizabeth Fitch Seal. His wife, Bessie Soby, preceded him in death in 2003. He was a...
Daniel E. Gill, of Rochester, N.Y., beloved and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, the former chairman and CEO of Bausch and Lomb, has died at the age of 81. Born on June 24, 1936, in Zeigler, the son of Herrin and Ethel Gill, he graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community...
Patricia E. Fombelle, 72, of Cobden, died at 1:33 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau.  She was born on June 22, 1945, in Alameda, Calif., the daughter of Charles and Virginia Key Buckley.  She married David Fombelle on Sept. 5, 1964, in Forsyth.  She is survived by...
On Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, Jackie Lee Jerrell, 78, of Lick Creek, died. He was surrounded by his family, friends and staff from Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Sept. 21, 1939, in Mounds, the son of Roscoe Minor and Martha Lindsey Jerrell. He married Geloria Richards...
Patrick Joseph Seil, 57, of Grayville, died Oct. 17, 2017, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. He was born on Oct. 27, 1959, in Evansville, Ind., the son of William Schrontz Seil and Mary Ann Mungovan Seil, of Grayville. He was a 1977 graduate of Grayville High School and graduated with a...
Carlene J. Steele, 88, of Dongola, died at 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at her home. She was born on Jan. 23, 1929, in Dongola, the daughter of Carl and Delsie Barkhouser Dillow. She married Delbert Steele on June 4, 1948. He preceded her in death on July 23, 1989. She was a devoted member...
Rose Marie Hessling, 83, of rural Anna, died at 7:58 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Oct. 7, 1934, in Evergreen Park, the daughter of Nicholas and Rose Marie Hug Kronenberger. She married Harry James Hessling on Nov. 22, 1952, in Chicago...
Ruby Everett, 75, of Ullin, died at 4:08 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at her home. She was born on April 2, 1942, in Mound City, the daughter of Robert and Esther Short Mitchell. She married Bill “Red” Everett on Dec. 22, 1981. He preceded her in death on July 9, 2003. She worked as a cook at...
Nathan Alexander “Alex” Honey, 16, died Sunday, Oct. 22. He was born Feb. 18, 2001 in Carbondale, the son of Bradford Shane Honey and Angela Deloris Hunter. Alex is survived by his parents, Brad Honey and Angela Hunter of Anna; maternal grandmother, Deloris Hunter of Makanda; paternal grandparents...

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