Obituaries

Wilburn R. Gibbs
Wilburn R. Gibbs, 87, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Sept. 12, 1932, in Jonesboro, the son of Arthur Elijah and Fannie Day Gibbs.  He married Betty June Landis on Oct. 6, 1951, in Jonesboro. She preceded him in death on...
Lois Frances (Dee) Karraker Finney, 95, died on Feb. 27, 2020, at her home in Winnetka, where she lived for 59 years.  She was known for her beautiful, infectious smile, her gentle, kind demeanor, her generous spirit, her devotion to her pets and her love of her family.  She was born on Aug. 22,...
Mark Wayne Loyd, 62, of Anna, died Sunday, March 1, 2020, at his home.  He was born on Aug. 11, 1957, in Kankakee, the son of Manos Loyd and Geneva Patton.  Mr. Loyd is survived by his children, Michael Loyd, Christopher Loyd, Mark Loyd Jr., Justine Loyd and Kyle Loyd; grandchildren Carsen David...
Peggy Walter, 95, of Anna, died Sunday, March 1, at her home. Funeral services were pending at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro. To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.crainsonline.com. Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.
Mandy Middlecamp
Mandy Middlecamp, 42, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Ullin, died at 12:53 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Dec. 20, 1977, in Cairo, the daughter of Carole Middlecamp. She loved watching her children play sports and getting her nails and hair done. She is survived...
Allie Jane Sullens
Allie Jane Sullens, 82, of Cobden, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.  She was born on Nov. 6, 1937, in Cobden, the daughter of Hobert and Geneva Hooppaw McCann.  She married William Max Sullens on Oct. 15, 1955, in Cobden. He preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2005....
Kenneth Rushing
Kenneth Rushing, 77, of Dongola, died Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at his home.  He was born on April 13, 1942, in Marion, Ky., the son of Guy and Layla Rushing.  He married Shelby Kay Johnson on Jan. 26, 1963.  Mr. Rushing is survived by his wife, Shelby Kay Rushing; children Penny (Randy) Hindman of...
Christa Smith, 76, of Anna, died at 10:55 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, at home. She was born on Feb. 27, 1943, in Nuremberg, Germany, the daughter of Mathias and Anna Loesel Gestacker.  She married Dewey Smith in 1970. She was a homemaker. Mrs. Smith is survived by her husband, Dewey Smith, and a...
Mary Elizabeth Finn
Mary Elizabeth Finn, 61, of Murphysboro, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital.  She was born on Aug. 11, 1958, in Peoria, the daughter of James Louis and Margaret Ann Ley Finn.  Mary Elizabeth is survived by siblings Janice (John) Gury of Aurora, Colo., Ann (Stephen)...
Paul Leon Garner
Paul Leon Garner, 62, of New Baden, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon.  He was born on May 18, 1957, in East St. Louis, the son of Milo Lewis and Edith Mae Furlow Garner. Mr. Garner is survived by his sister, Dianna Garner of Waterloo; a brother, Larry Garner of...

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