Obituaries

Richard Lee Weaver
Richard Lee Weaver, 60, of Dongola, died Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in a farm accident in rural Cobden.   He was born on Nov. 3, 1959, in Ephrata, Pa., the son of Harvey M. and Laura N. Martin Weaver.  He married Ruth Horst on Jan. 1, 1983, in Wadsworth, Ohio.   Mr. Weaver is survived by his wife, Ruth...
Betty D. Cast
Betty D. Cast, 77, of Murphysboro, and formerly of Union County, died Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna.  She was born on Dec. 1, 1942, the daughter of John R. and Iva Mae Seals Williams.  She married William Cast on Feb. 13, 1962, in Anna.           She loved working her...
Judith K. Dillow
Judith Kay Dillow, 74, a lifelong resident of McClure, died on Aug. 7, 2020.  She was born in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Samuel Dallas and Selma Lee Woodard, on Aug. 13, 1945. She was a graduate of Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake and Southeast Missouri State University, where she earned a...
Michelle Marie Lingle, 53, of Cobden, and formerly of Anna, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Anna.  She was born on June 21, 1967, in Anna, the daughter of Michael Raymond and Donna Kay Shadowens Haynes.  She is survived by her children, Ashlee Nicole Lingle (Jacquan Fuller) of Pinellas Park, Fla.,...
Sandra Lee Hartline
Sandra Lee Hartline, 75, of Cobden, died Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on March 21, 1945, in Cairo, the daughter of Lawrence and Minnie Pearl Quertermous.  She married the love of her life, Gary Dale Hartline, on Dec. 23, 1960, in Jonesboro. ...
Milas Ray Morse Sr.
Milas Ray Morse Sr.,79, of Anna, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Ina. He was born on Jan. 30, 1941, in Anna, the son of John and Pearl Smith Morse.  Mr. Morse is survived by his children, Milas Morse Jr. of Grand Tower, Sheila Stafford of Kansas City, Kan., Lisa Simms of Bardwell, Ky., Patricia...
Betty June Lingle
Betty June Lingle, 89, of Anna, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at her home.  She was born on Oct. 22, 1930, in Johnson County, the daughter of Claude and Vincie Mae Bullock Howell.  She married Wayne Eugene Lingle Sr. on Oct. 23, 1948. He preceded her in death on Nov. 10, 2014. Mrs. Lingle retired...
Homer Lee Forby
Homer Lee Forby, 91, of Cobden, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at his daughter’s home in Carbondale. He was born on March 6, 1929, in Jackson County, Illinois. His parents were Herb and Ethel Maze Draper.  He married Anna Bernice “Neicey” Lamer on March 6, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. Homer is survived...
Gilbert G. DeWitt
Gilbert G. DeWitt, 97, died Thursday, July 30, 2020, at his home near Chana. He was born on Nov. 9, 1922, near Mill Creek, the son of James and Murray Miller DeWitt. He graduated from Tamms Community High School in 1940. He married Hazel M. Mowery on Nov. 12, 1944, in Blytheville, Ark. She preceded...
Matthew Jay Davis
Matthew Jay Davis, 39, of Greeley, Colo., and formerly of Anna and Marion, died as a result of a motorcycle accident on the morning of Tuesday, July 28, 2020.   He is survived by his father Randy Jay Davis and Emily Chamness of Marion; a sister, Jennifer R. Davis and a nephew Ryker Healey of Anna;...

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