Obituaries

James 'Jim' Beisner
James “Jim” Beisner, 82, of Anna, and formerly of Hanna, Wyo., died at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at his home. He was born on July 24, 1937, in Ava, the son of William August and Ola Mable Nelson Beisner.   He married Helen Riddle on Nov. 13, 1959. For 23 years, Mr. Beisner worked for the...
Vivian Sue Byrd
Vivian Sue Byrd, 70, of Cape Girardeau, died at 1:38 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on April 30, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Clifford and Elsie Leota Brown Jacobs.   She married Edwin “Ed” Byrd on Nov. 14, 1981.  He preceded...
Edna Havlen
Edna Havlen, 81, of Dongola, died at 3:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at her home. She was born on Feb. 3, 1938, in Charleston, Mo., the daughter of Robert E. and Addie Chumblee King. She was an LPN for many years. She is survived by her three daughters, Kathy (Scott) Brady of Alabama, Donna (Barry...
Ann Etta Seliger
Ann Etta Seliger, 82, of Anna, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.  She was born on June 19, 1937, in Union County, the daughter of Lester Osman and Cynthia Mae Williams Miller.  She married George Seliger on May 11, 1963. He preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 2009.  She...
Fred Alfred Frailey
Fred Alfred Frailey, 87, of Lick Creek, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at Herrin Hospital. He was born on Nov. 22, 1932, in Fidelity, the son of Sam and Anna Leivers Frailey.  He married Norma Jean Cline on June 6, 1953, in East Alton. Mr. Frailey was a gifted guitar player. Throughout their 66-year...
Harold E. Gee
Harold E. Gee, 92, of Lick Creek, died Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, at the VA Medical Center in Marion.  He was born on Sept. 2, 1927, in Jackson County, the son of Harvey Orland and Grace Gertrude Reames Gee.  He married Joanna Mae Duncan on Jan. 20, 1951, in Carbondale. She preceded him in death on Aug...
Irene Dalian Kojder
Irene “Rene” Dalian Kojder, 94, of Ozark, died Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2020. She was the youngest daughter of 11 children of Ferdinand Thelian Dalian and Rosalia Goestl, immigrants from Gottschee, which was a distinct enclave in the Holy Roman and Austro-Hungarian Empires for centuries. This...
Nola Mary Wenger
Nola Mary Wenger, 99, of Jonesboro, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna.  She was born on March 31, 1920, the daughter of Arthur and Bertha Spillers Harris.  She married William Carl Bryant, who preceded her in death in 1985. She later married Ronald E. Wenger. He preceded...
Nancy N. Ebert, 81, of Anna, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at her home.  She was born on April 26, 1938, the daughter of Arthur Raymond Sr. and Clarice Manning Newberry.   She is survived by her son, Donald Ebert of Chicago; a grandson, Matthew Ebert of Loves Park; a brother Arthur Newberry Jr. of...
Ronny L. Hancock Sr.
Ronny L. Hancock Sr., 71, of Jonesboro, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at his home.  He was born on Oct. 11, 1948, the son of Gus and Dora G. Smith Hancock.  He married Dora J. Davis. She preceded him in death on Nov. 18, 2005.  Mr. Hancock is survived by his children, Danny (Carol) Hancock and Ronny...

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