Obituaries

Ronald Alan ‘Ron’ Carter
Ronald Alan “Ron” Carter, 71, of Jonesboro, died at 10:05 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Feb. 16, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Everett Arlie “Buck” and Rose Lammers Carter. He married Brenda Doughty on May 29, 1991, in Wickliffe, Ky. He is...
Donald Lee Mowery Jr.
Donald Lee Mowery Jr., 53, of Lick Creek, died at 9:31 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on Jan. 10, 1963, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Donald Lee Sr. and Betty June Mixen Mowery. He is survived by his mother, Betty June Rossdeutcher of Goreville; three...
Irene I. Robertson
Irene Idell “Grams” Robertson, 98, of Grand Tower, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at 6:48 p.m. surrounded with her family at her side. She was born to Harlow and Louise Dietrich Cotner on April 18, 1918, in Menfro, Mo. She married Loren Thomas Robertson on Dec. 8, 1948, at St. Louis. He died on March...
Eve-Anna Hazel Kay Clover
Eve-Anna Hazel Kay Clover, infant daughter of Micheal and Kaelyn (Thomas) Clover of Vienna, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Eve-Anna was born Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. At birth, she weighed 1 pound and...
Sheilah A. Whittington, 60, of Anna, died at 12:25 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on Feb. 15, 1956, in Anna, the daughter of Lawrence and Louise Wall Lazenby. She married James Whittington on May 6, 1989, in Anna. She is survived by her husband,...
Robert Wayne ‘Bob’ Clark
Robert Wayne “Bob” Clark, 65, of Cobden, died at 5:16 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at his daughter’s home. He was born on March 24, 1951, in Cobden, the son of Hubert Richard and Evelene Clutts Clark. He married Martha “Marty” Richard on May 28, 1974, in Portsmouth, N.H. He is survived by his wife...
Dolores ‘Lory’ Walker
Dolores “Lory” Walker, 87, of Vienna, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at 3:40 a.m. at her home. She was born on June 24, 1929, in Addieville, the daughter of William and Gladys Wilke Lehde. On Sept. 11, 1948, she married Everett “Lee” Walker in Paragould, Ark. He preceded her in death on Jan. 21,...
Earl Leggans
Earl Leggans, 90, of Murphysboro, and formerly of Union County, died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at 3:15 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on May 14, 1926, in Union County, the son of Henry Crawford and Minnie Elizabeth Pruitt Leggans. He married Evelyn Jefferson on April 30, 1948....
LouElla Pender
LouElla Pender, 75, of Anna, died at 3:11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born on Sept. 28, 1941, in Cobden, the daughter of Edward and Cecile Earnhart Casper. She married Gilbert Pender on March 21, 1959, in Cobden. He preceded her in death on Feb. 4, 2007...
Father Peter Hsu
Father Peter Hsu, 85, of Zeigler, died at 8:08 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at Herrin Hospital.  He was born Dec. 15, 1931, in Jianyun, China, the son of John and Mary Mei Hsu. He studied for seven years at St. Meinrad Seminary to become a priest. Father Peter Hsu was ordained on June 9, 1957, in...

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