Obituaries

Larry Kenneth Kerley
Larry Kenneth Kerley, 74, of Maryville, was born on Sept. 3, 1945, in Paducah,  and died on June 5, 2020, at his residence. Mr. Kerley was a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he earned a bachelor of education degree and a master of school administration degree. He was a...
Burman Eddleman
Burman Eddleman, 83, of Dongola, died at 7:54 p.m. Friday, June 5, 2020, at his home. He was born on Oct. 15, 1936, in Dongola, the son of Vivian and Elsie King Eddleman.   He married Lucille Lingle on April 30, 1955. Mr. Eddleman was the community historian. He, along with his wife, Lucille, were...
Eva Bernice McRaven
Eva Bernice McRaven, 85, of Jonesboro, died at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, June 6, 2020, at her daughter’s home in Thebes. She was born on Oct. 8, 1934, in Olive Branch, the daughter of Barney and Hannah Hill Henderson.   She married Don “Bullett” McRaven on Nov. 13, 1948. He preceded her in death on Oct....
Elsie M. Lingle
Elsie M. Lingle, 87, of Thebes, died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday, June 6, 2020, at her home. She was born on Dec. 14, 1932, in McClure (Picayune Island), the daughter of Henry and Melissa Porter Lamb.   She married Ray Lingle on Dec. 28, 1951. He preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1974. For 25 years, Mrs...
Stephen Lee ‘Butch’ Palmer
Stephen Lee “Butch” Palmer, formerly from Pulaski, died Tuesday morning, June 2, 2020, at Lehigh Hospital in Pottsville, Pa., after an extended illness. Mr. Palmer and his family had been residents of the Lancaster, Pa., area for many years. Mr. Palmer is survived by wife, Jeanie; son Matthew and...
Allen Witzman
Allen Witzman, 69, of Olmsted, died at 3:41 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2020, at the Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Dec. 25, 1950, in Cairo. Mr. Witzman was a member of Boilermakers Union No. 60 in Morton. He had retired from Unimin Specialty Minerals.   He was a member of...
Lottie Taake
Lottie Taake died peacefully at her home near Ullin on Thursday, May 28, 2020. She was born on July 14, 1924, the second child of seven children born to the Rev. Gerhard Oberheu and Nellie E. Schlothauer Oberheu. All seven children were born in Trivandrum, India, where Rev. Oberheu spent 23 years...
Robert L. “Bob” Neeley, 82, of Olmsted, died at 9:28 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2020, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Mr. Neeley was born on Dec. 22, 1937, in Olmsted,  the son of Norval and Sophia Simpson Neeley. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He retired from the Village of...
Christopher Stephen ‘Chris’ Rhymer
Chris Rhymer, 43, of Carbondale, died Friday, May 15, 2020, at his home.  He was born Aug. 5, 1976, in Lakenheath, England, the son of Jay and Jeannie Haynes Rhymer. He is survived by his life partner, Rachel Walker of Carbondale; his mother, Jeannie Haynes of Anna; his father, Jay (Debbie) Rhymer...
LaWanda Lyerla
LaWanda Lyerla, 85, of Alto Pass, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at her home. She was born on March 2, 1935, in Anna, the daughter of Claude and Mary Proctor Hartline.  She married Harold Lyerla on Dec. 4, 1954, and  they had remained at each other’s side for the last 65 years. She is survived by her...

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