Obituaries

Julia Artheene Van Demark Rowe, 99, of Anna, and of Mesa, Ariz., died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2016, at the Anna Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born on March 24, 1917, the daughter of Julia and James Van Demark. Julia and Kenmore Edward Rowe were married on Aug. 24, 1937. She was a...
Ruby C. McCann
Ruby C. McCann, age 80 of Alto Pass, died at 11:50 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016 at Manor Court in Carbondale.  She was born in St. Clair County, IL on August 1, 1935 the daughter of Pearl and Cora (Madelene) Hobbs.  She married Floyd McCann on September 7, 1950 in Paragould, AR. He preceded her in...
Sidney Lee Myers, 69, of East Cape Girardeau, died at 3:45 a.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016, at his home surrounded by his wife, children and family. He was born in Anna on July 17, 1947, the son of Sidney Amos and Floetta Mae Farmer Myers. He grew up in Wolf Lake, and graduated from Shawnee High School...
Phillip T. Egelston, 69, of Jonesboro, died at 5:46 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born in Willard Hospital on June 29, 1947, in Anna, the son of Dresden Burdette and Adra Echols Egelston. He graduated from Salem Community High School in 1965...
Nancy O’Daniel, 73, of Anna, died at 4:55 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Oct. 29, 1942, in Syracuse, N.Y. She married Leon Merle O’Daniel on Nov. 2, 1962, in Syracuse. He preceded her in death on March 25, 2013. She is survived by her...
Billy Dean Tutt, Captain, USN Ret., died July 11, 2016. He was born on July 7, 1937, in Jonesboro. Billy spent 31 years in the active and reserve Navy with 20 decorations (made two-star admiral for 1 1/2 years). He also was a past owner of Tutt Advertising, Public Relations and Talent Agency....
Judith Marie DuBois, 78, of Cobden, died at 7:17 a.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016, at her home. She was born in Anna, on May 27, 1938, the daughter of William B. and Mildred Howenstein Lamer. She married Lawrence A. “Spike” DuBois on Jan. 25, 1958, in Cobden. He preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1999....
Lloyd Leonard Vines Jr., 72, of Anna, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family at 10:27 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016. He was born on Aug. 1, 1943, in Villa Ridge, the son of Lloyd Leonard Sr. and Edna Landis Vines. He married Cindy Davis in 1963 in South Elgin. He is survived by his wife...
Ruth Hankla
Ruth Hankla, 93, of Anna, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2016, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born in Jonesboro on Dec. 15, 1922, the daughter of Frederick E. and Nora Shy Meyer. She married Ray Hankla on Sept. 19, 1942, in Cape Girardeau. She was an active member of...
Kasi Sue Townley, infant daughter of Tyler Michael and Tiffany Brook Beggs Townley of Anna, was stillborn on July 6, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Kasi is survived by her parents, Tyler and Tiffany Townley of Anna; three sisters, Sierra Beggs, Chloe Tadlock and Sofi Tadlock; paternal...

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