Obituaries

Judy Kay Davis Mezo Henson
Judy Kay Davis Mezo Henson, 73, of Grand Tower, died Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Sept. 18, 1943, the daughter of Henry N. and Myra Lucille Wilson Davis in Union County. She is survived by three sons, Scott (Nikki) Mezo of Jackson, Mo.,...
Wilma L. Major
Wilma L. Major, 75, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Anna, died Saturday, March 4, 2017, at her home. She was born on April 5, 1941, in Coulterville, the daughter of Loren and Edith Jones Hale. She married Elmer David Major on Oct. 25, 1957. He preceded her in death on Oct. 18, 1996. She was a...
Don C. West, 93, a resident of the Forest Grove, Ore., community, died Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at the Jennings McCall Living Facility in Forest Grove. He was born on July 18, 1923, in Anna, the son of Corlis and Ferbia Waller West. He was raised and received his education in the Anna community,...
Charles O. Bacon
Charles O. Bacon, 91, of Cobden, passed away at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. Charles was born on Feb. 6, 1926, in Marshall, Mo., the son of Carl Owen Bacon and Laura Moore Bacon. He had served in Occupied Japan in the U.S. Army Air Corps at the end of...
Julia Peeler
Julia Peeler, 94, of Dongola, died at 4:35 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna. She was born on May 21, 1922, in Herrin, the daughter of the Rev. Samuel F. Reeves and Kathryn R. Denton Reeves.  She married Hugh Peeler on Oct. 5, 1940. He preceded her in death on Dec. 26,...
Bishop Roger D. Moore
Bishop Roger D. Moore, 44, of Carterville, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, surrounded by his family, at the St. Louis Rehab Institute in St. Louis. Bishop Moore was the pastor at the Carbondale Church of God for seven years. He was born on April 30, 1972, the son of Carl and Jean Moore, in Cape...
Sandra Chapman
Sandra Chapman, 64, of Wolf Lake, died at 5:01 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau.   She was born on May 25, 1952, in Chester, the daughter of Charles and Ruby Byram Williams.   She married William Chapman on Aug. 27, 1968, in Grand Tower. She is survived by her...
JoAnn Silinzy
JoAnn Silinzy, 77, of Tamms, and formerly of St. Louis, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Dec. 19, 1939. She married Charles Ray and later in life married Jesse Silinzy. Both preceded her in death.  She had worked at American Linen in...
Wilma Lingle
Wilma Lingle, 97, of Anna, died at 11:42 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the Pinckneyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born on Aug. 16, 1919, in Union County, the daughter of John and Ona Mae Stokes Burlison.  She married Melvin Lingle. He preceded her in death in March of 1969....
Anita Mae Christensen
Anita Mae Christensen, 76, of Mount Vernon, died at 12:26 a.m. on Feb. 21, 2017, at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon.  She was born on Sept. 13, 1940, in Union County, the daughter of Charles Jackson and Flossie Faith Pendergrass Spurlock.   She married Gary Kurt Christensen on Oct....

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