Obituaries

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. Mr. Rhymer is survived by his loving life partner, Rachel Walker of Carbondale; his mother, Jeannie Haynes of Anna; his father, Jay (...
James Richard Trout, a former local school superintendent, U.S. Army veteran and beloved husband, father and grandfather,  died early Tuesday morning, May 12, 2020, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was 77 years old. A native of Kewanee, he was born on Dec. 18, 1942, the son of...
Lucille Dale
Lucille Dale, 91, of Dongola, died Friday, March 27, 2020, at Manor Court in Carbondale. She was born on May 26, 1928, in Dongola, the daughter of William Luther and Mary Ellen Cook Baker.   She married Guy Dale on Feb. 15, 1946. He preceded her in death on May 19, 2007.  She was a member of the...
Betty ‘Nanny’ Acuff
Betty “Nanny” Acuff, 89, of Dongola, died Sunday, May 10, 2020, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. She was born on Feb. 9, 1931, in Dongola, the daughter of Glen and Opal Goodman Dillow.  She married Darrell Acuff on Feb. 9, 1950. He preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1995.  She was a member of the...
Nancy Jane Norris
Nancy Jane Norris, 73, of Dongola, died Monday, May 11, 2020, at her home. She was born on March 11, 1947, in Aurora, the daughter of Clyde and Pauline Kerns Baldridge.  She married Marvin Ray Ervin on Oct.10, 1981. He preceded her in death on April 30, 2009. She married Donnie Norris on Dec. 23,...
Sue (Vick) LaBruyere
Sue (Vick) LaBruyere, 84, of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, April 9, 2020, at the home of her daughter in O’Fallon, Mo. Born Margaret Sue Vick on March 20, 1936, in Cape Girardeau, she was the daughter of Russell Caldwell Vick and Margaret Lucille (Sams) Vick. She earned her master’s degree in...
Rose Mary Hunt Orr
Rose Mary Hunt Orr, 98, of Vienna, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 1 a.m. at Parkway Manor in Marion.  She was born on Jan. 10, 1922, in Indianapolis, Ind., the daughter of Chester R. and Eva Lena Veach Hunt. She was first united in marriage to James Edwin Crain.  He preceded her in death on Oct. 11...
Clifford Dean Cain
Clifford Dean Cain, 90, of Jonesboro, died at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.   He was born on July 4, 1929, in Chicago, the son of Pink and Gertrude Hummel Cain.   He married Clara Peddycoart on Dec. 12, 1946. Mr. Cain was an avid farmer all his life. He...
Frank Twente
Frank Twente, 85, of Carterville, passed away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at his home. Due to current health and safety directives, the services for Frank will be private. Frank was a retired minister and auctioneer and of the Christian faith. Frank is survived by his children, Viola Brown, Denise...
Barbara “Barb” Steele
Barbara “Barb” Steele, 74, of Jonesboro, died at 12:26 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2020, at her home. She was born on March 14, 1946, in Levittown, Pa., the daughter of Francis and Mae A. Colello McCusker.  She married Lorren Steele. She was a retired registered nurse. She worked in home health and...

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