Obituaries

Mary "Ruth" Lessar, 86, of Tamms, died at 9:44 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Jan. 22, 1930, in Tamms, the daughter of William Edward and Carrie Illman Newell. She married Edward E. Lessar on March 4, 1948, in Elco. He preceded her in...
Carol Bernice Hickam, 56, of Dongola, died at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at Herrin Hospital. She was born on June 17, 1959, in Bruckenau, Germany, the daughter of Wendall R. Miller and Berdie Toler Miller. She married James Hickam in Alto Pass. She is survived by her husband, James Hickam of...
Joan Ann Vicory, 74, of Anna, died at 7:34 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2016, at her son's home in Jackson, Mo. She was born on Feb. 20, 1942, in Dodgeville, Wis., the daughter of Donald J. and Lucile L. Hooser Rice. She married Ronald D. Vicory Sr. on Nov. 2, 1960. He preceded her in death on Sept. 19,...
Billy Gene Osman, 72, of Dongola, died at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Daystar in Cairo. He was born on Sept. 15, 1943, in Anna, the son of Audy and Retha Hinkle Osman. He enjoyed working on the family farm and had an avid admiration for the Allis-Chalmers tractor. He retired after 30 years...
Danny Honey, 61, of Mounds, died suddenly at 11:36 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Jan. 4, 1955, in Cairo, the son of Howard and Mildred Lingle Honey. He married Audrey Osburn on Dec. 7, 1973. He worked in construction his entire life. He farmed...
Thomas N. "Tom" Greenwood, 80, of Jonesboro, died at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was born on April 16, 1936, in Flora, the son of Everett and Nadine Woods Greenwood. He married Martha Nicholson on Aug. 19, 1956, in Anna. He is survived by...
Berry Sharp, 52, of Dongola, died at 8:59 a.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016, at Baptist Health in Paducah. He was born on June 25, 1963, the son of Joe Cephis and Gloria Joann Moad Sharp. He is survived by his mother, Gloria Joann Sharp of Cobden; his wife, Christine Sharp of Dongola; a daughter, Crystal (...
  Danny Honey, 61, of Mounds, died suddenly at 11:36 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Jan. 4, 1955, in Cairo, the son of Howard and Mildred Lingle Honey. He married Audrey Osburn on Dec. 7, 1973. He worked in construction his entire life. He farmed...
Stevan H. Knavel, 62, of Anna, died at 11:55 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Union County Hospital. He was born on Jan. 29, 1954, in Denver, Colo., the son of Leroy and Ruth French Knavel. He is survived by one brother, Christopher Knavel; one sister, Lisa Jo Briggs; and his family and friends at...
Fred E. Cavaness, 89, of Grand Tower, died Sunday, May 8, 2016, at St. Joseph's Memorial Hospital. He was born on Feb. 22, 1927, the son of Homer and Hazel Nimmo Cavaness in Grand Tower. He married Wilma Norton in 1951. She preceded him in death on July 20, 2000. He served in the U.S. Navy during...

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