Obituaries

James LeRoy Spraggs
James LeRoy Spraggs, 68, of Anna, died at 9:44 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at Herrin Hospital.  He was born on Oct. 2, 1951, in Anna, the son of James Leon and Ruth Evalane Watson Spraggs. Mr. Spraggs was a member of Harvest Church in Anna. He enjoyed fishing. He had worked in the St. Louis area as...
Josephine E. Hartley
Josephine E. Hartley, 100, of Anna, died at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at Hillview Healthcare in Vienna. She was born on April  15, 1919, in Hammond, Ind., the daughter of Frank and Sadie Bush Scheidler. She married Landrith Hartley on Jan. 18, 1941. He preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 1998...
James R. 'Jim' Williams
James R. “Jim” Williams, 61, of St. Charles, Mo., died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, Mo.  He was born on July 17, 1958, in Anna, the son of Robert Ellsworth and Patricia Fern Manninger Williams.  He married the love of his life, Kelly Elders, on May 19, 1984, in...
Mary Ann Archey, 68, of Anna, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.  She was born on Feb. 16, 1951, the daughter of Robert Lee and Loretta Vancel Forehand.  She married Robert Lee Archey. He preceded her in death. She is survived by her son, Shannon Archey of Anna; a...
Thomas Strunk
Jeff A. Goins, 60, of Anna, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at his home.  He was born on Oct. 10, 1959, in Anna, the son of Ted Jr. and Susie Ray Goins. Mr. Goins is survived by his daughter, Katie Smith of Anna; a son, Gene Smith of Anna; three grandchildren, Aubrey Jean Smith, Theodore James Smith...
Thomas Strunk
Thomas Strunk, 77, of Cairo, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Aperion Care in Cairo.  He was born on Sept. 18, 1942, in Carterville, the son of Robert and Margaret Stevens Strunk. Mr. Strunk is survived by his children, Robin, Margaret, Terry and Clint; sisters Kathy and Sandy; many grandchildren and...
Gerald Johnson
Gerald Hart Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, died Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at his home at the age of 85. He was born October 17, 1934, on his father’s birthday, in Anna, Illinois, the only child of Dr. O.E. Johnson and Elsie Hartline Johnson.  On May 6, 1956, he married Joyce Ann Aldridge of...
Don Michel
Donald C. Michel was devoted to family and community, weaving them creatively into his work and everyday life.  Throughout a long life and career, he strove to love others and build a life of connectivity. Don died peacefully on January 25th of natural causes with his two children by his side in...
Ann K. Schaefer
Ann Katherine (Kay) Schaefer, 73, of Wolf Lake, passed away peacefully on Jan. 27, 2020, after a brief battle with cancer. Kay was born in Pine Bluff, Ark., the only daughter of the late Harry J. and Ann Katherine (Wilson) Hall. She attended the University of Missouri and later was proud to receive...
Ellen Patterson
Ellen Patterson, 90, formerly of Addison, died on Jan. 22, 2020, at The Anchor, River to River, in Marion. She was born on March 4, 1929, in Perks, the daughter of Audie J. and Ruby Neely Moak. She was married to John (Pat) Patterson for over 40 years until his death on Nov. 13, 1990. Mrs....

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