Obituaries

R. Edwin ‘Sonny’ Eddleman
R. Edwin “Sonny” Eddleman, 86, of Anna, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at Integrity Healthcare in Marion. He was born on Aug. 16, 1937, in Anna, the son of Paul and Helen Jenkins Eddleman.   He married Carole Davidson on Sept. 19, 1964, and she survives. Mr. Eddleman was a lifelong farmer. He was a...
Sue Ann Rushing Morton
Sue Ann Rushing Morton, who loved to be called Susie by her devoted husband (deceased), sisters, brothers and called “mom” by her four sons, departed on Nov. 10, 2023.  Sue Ann was born in Anna on Jan. 4, 1938, the daughter Ray Rushing and Bonnie Rendleman.  She attended Anna-Jonesboro Community...
Eugene McNeely
Eugene McNeely, 91, of Anna, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2023.   He was born on Oct. 11, 1932, in Lake, W. Va., the son of Ora and Inez Craddock McNeely.  He married Barbara Ellison Poliszczuk on May 25, 1996, in Rockford. Mr. McNeely was an over the road truck driver until this retirement. He enjoyed...
Paul Kenneth Steveson
Paul Kenneth Steveson, 93, of Anna, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at Camelot Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Farmington, Mo. He was born on Jan. 26, 1930, in St. David, Ill., the son of  Paul Harold and Erma Faye McCoy Steveson. He was a middle school educator in various Illinois school...
Ruth G. Wagner
Ruth G. Wagner, 93, of Carbondale, and formerly of Anna, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, at her residence.  She was born on Jan. 16, 1930, in Wolf Lake, the daughter of Earnest Harry and Eva Pearl Cox Smith. She was married to Walter Wagner, who preceded her in death. She worked for more than 50 years...
Melba A. Cox
Melba A. Cox, 86, of Cobden, and formerly of Plant City, Fla., died at The Anchor of the Voyage in Marion on Dec. 10, 2023.   She was born on Aug. 4, 1937, in Granite City, the daughter of Lee Edward and Elizabeth Faye Turner Trugillo.   She married James L. Cox on May 18, 2002, in Tampa, Fla. He...
Perry Johnson, 70, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023, at his home. He was born on May 11, 1953. He is survived by all of his family and friends at Lincoln Square in Jonesboro.  Funeral services for Perry Johnson were at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in...
Isaac ‘Ike’ Richardson
Isaac “Ike” Richardson, 74, of McClure, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023,  at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, Ind.  He was born on Jan. 12, 1949, in Hornersville, Mo., the son of C.W. and Esther Barton Richardson. Mr. Richardson is survived by his siblings, Barbara Sterling of Bakersfield,...
Angie Lentz-Bryant
Angie Lentz-Bryant, 74, of Ullin, died Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023, at her residence.  She was born on Dec. 6, 1948, in Cairo, the daughter of Gilbert and Rosann Baker Lentz in Cairo. She married John Bryant. He survives. Throughout her working years, she worked at the Choate Mental Health and...
Larry Wayne Austin
Larry Wayne Austin, 75, of Florence, S.C., died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, at his home, surrounded by his loving family and three loyal dogs. He was born on March 22, 1948, the son of Henry and Eula Austin.  He married Patty, the love of his life, in 1977. They have two daughters, Sarah and Caitlin (...

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