Obituaries

Evelyn Jeanne Pruehsner
Evelyn Jeanne Pruehsner, 90, of Anna, died at 12:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at Union County Hospital Long Term Care Nursing Home in Anna. She was born on Dec. 8, 1925, in Mill Shoals, the daughter of William and Emma Funkhouser Toombs. Her mother Emma Louise died when she was 4 years old. Her...
Curtis E. ‘Corky’ Hartline
Curtis E. “Corky” Hartline, 82, of Carterville, and formerly of Cobden, died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on Feb. 15, 1934, in Mountain Glen, the son of Francis and Mae Hunsaker Hartline. He married Jane Griffith on July 6, 1989, in Paducah....
Shelby Sims
Shelby Sims, 78, of Tamms, died at 9:46 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at her home. She was born on Feb. 14, 1938, in Mill Creek, the daughter of Marvin and Juanita McRaven Kerr. She married Conrad “Pete” Sims on Jan. 22, 1955. He preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2002. She worked in her earlier...
Maudie Lou Hart
Maudie Lou Hart, 86, of Anna, died at 3:43 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born on Oct. 8, 1930, in Miller City, the daughter of Claude E. and Grace Eidson Clinton. She married James Eugene “Gene” Hart on Jan. 2, 1955. She is survived by her husband of 61...
Brenda Sims Bennett, 53, of Anna, and formerly of Grand Tower, died on Thursday, Oct. 20, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Arrangements were pending at Crain Funeral Home Anna-Jonesboro.
William Pollitt ‘Bill’ Hensch
William Pollitt “Bill” Hensch, 65, of Jonesboro, died at 9:33 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at his home with his family by his side after seven months of fighting cancer. He was born on Nov. 5, 1950, in Des Plaines, the son of William and Audrey Pollitt Hensch. He married Sarah Nave on Oct. 8, 1977,...
Betty Fisher, 63, of Jonesboro, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at her home. She was born on Oct. 3, 1953, in Anna, the daughter of William Alfred and Lela Mae Watkins Hubbs. She is survived by her brother, Wayne (Jackie) Hubbs of Jonesboro; nephews William (Amber) Hubbs and Blake (Jovan)...
Stanley F. Kozak, 92, of Anna, died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on March 1, 1924, in Chicago, the son of Frank and Anna Prus Kozak. He is survived by his sons, Ron (Julie) Kozak of Frankfort, Don (Rhea) Kozak of Naperville and...
Mildred D. ‘Ducky’ Kohler
Mildred D. “Ducky” Kohler, 89, of Anna, died at 2:50 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at her home. She was born on July 25, 1927, in Akron, Ohio, the daughter of Harold “Ducky” and Blanche Faulkerson Davis. She married Robert J. “Bob” Kohler on Nov. 13, 1948, in Jonesboro. She is survived by her...
Clifford Jones
Clifford Jones, 74, of Anna, died at 9:03 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at his home with his wife and children by his side. He was born on Nov. 2, 1941, in Portland, Ore., the son of Emmette and Ruth Rowell Jones. He married Marilyn Elkins in 1981 in Jonesboro. He is survived by his wife of 35 years...

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