Obituaries

Dorothy Mae ‘Prosser’ Parker
Dorothy Mae “Prosser” Parker, wife of Bill W. Parker, 84, of Cape Girardeau, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 5:02 a.m. on Nov. 20, 2020.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Ida Mae Prosser; a brother, Edward Prosser; a sister-in-law, Glenda Prosser; a sister-in-law...
Stephen R. Stringer, 70, of Ullin, died at 2:08 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born in Cairo on Aug. 21, 1950, the son of Charles and Mary Alice Stoner Stringer.  He married Marilyn Dry on April 8, 1979. He farmed for many years with his dad and brother...
Debra Jane Knupp
Debra Jane Knupp, 66, of Tamms, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Dec. 11, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Clifford and Lilly Dickerson Betts. She was a graduate of the Egyptian High School Class of 1971. She was a member of...
June Marie Minor
June Marie Minor, 59, of Mounds, died at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on Oct. 5, 1961, in Cairo, the daughter of Raymond Earl and Lois Adeline Rhude Minor Sr. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mound City. She had worked...
William L. 'Bill' Musgrave
William L. “Bill” Musgrave, 72, of Cobden, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at the Marion VA Medical Center.  He was born on March 16, 1948, in Gary, Ind., the son of Richard and Helen Suryer Musgrave. Mr. Musgrave is survived by his children, Randy Musgrave (Judy Ray) of Anna, Bill Jr. (April) Musgrave...
Ira D. Tripp Jr.
Ira D. Tripp Jr., 53, died suddenly and unexpectedly at home on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. He was born in Muncie, Ind., on June 10, 1967. He was the son of Ira Dugan and Linda Irene Tripp. His family moved back to Southern Illinois when he was 5. He graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School...
Steven Michael Womack
Steven Michael Womack, 68, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at his home.  He was born on Dec. 10, 1951, in Anna, the son of Bob Womack.  He is survived by his special uncle, Ralph Womack (Susan Middleton) and family; cousins, Yavonne and Bill Eads, Erika, Josh and Aurora Wheaton, Chad,...
Rex Goforth
Rex Goforth, 62, of Cobden, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on June 7, 1958, in Du Quoin, the son of Ray Tony and Aretta Faye Gibson Goforth.  He married Cheryl Duty on June 15, 1984, in Cobden.  He is survived by his wife, Cheryl “Sherry” Goforth of...
Judith K. (Heck) Gray
Judith K. (Heck) Gray died on Nov. 20, 2020, at her home, with her family at her side. Judy was born in Carbondale, the daughter of Kenneth and Lucille May Heck, on Aug. 26, 1942.   She married Roger Gray on Aug. 24, 1963, at Grace Methodist Church in Carbondale, with the Rev.  Don Carlton...
Jean K. Kohler
Jean K. Kohler, 79, of Anna, died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at Manor Court in Carbondale.  She was born on Feb. 7, 1941, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Herbert and Agnes Barnhart Coats.  She married Bon Kohler on June 18, 1960, in Anna. Mrs. Kohler is survived by her husband, Bon Kohler of Anna;...

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