Obituaries

Violet G. Brimm, 102, of Phoenix, Ariz., and formerly of Anna, died Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at Desert Garden Assisted Living in Phoenix. She was born on May 26, 1917, in Alto Pass, the daughter of John Alexander and Laura Foster Fear.  She married George Edward Brimm on March 27, 1937. He...
Patti Anita Rheinecker
Patti Anita Rheinecker, 74, of Anna, passed away at 10:40 p.m., on Monday, April 27, 2020, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 27, 1945 in Anna to Murray and Cornelia (Poole) Choate. Patti was a proud mother and grandmother and doted on her grandchildren any chance that she...
Paul D. Penrod
Paul D. Penrod, 67, of Mt. Vernon, died on April 22, 2020, at Odin Health Care Center in Odin. He was born on July 6, 1952, in Anna, the son of Ernie and Roxie Lingle Penrod.   He married Paula Ellis, and she survives in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Penrod worked for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. He attended...
Larry Joseph Yates
Larry Joseph Yates, 72, of Cobden, Illinois, lost his battle to cancer on Friday, April 24, 2020, at 4:55 a.m. at his home, surrounded by his wife and family.  He was born on Sept. 18, 1947, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Joseph Highland Yates and Neda Monica Wilder Yates.  He married Sheila...
Panfilo ‘Pan Blanco’ Queriapa-Velasquez
Panfilo “Pan Blanco” Queriapa-Velasquez, 88, of Carbondale, died Thursday, April 23, 2020, at his home. He was born on July 10, 1931, in Cheran, Michoacan, Mexico. He married Sara Tomas. He is survived by his wife, Sara of Carbondale; his children, Carmen (Domingo) Jimenez, Salvador (Rosalinda)...
Dorothy L. Hawkins Smiddy
Dorothy L. Hawkins Smiddy, 98, of Jonesboro, died on April 24, 2020, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center.  She was born on June 24, 1921, in Reynoldsville, the daughter of Amos and Josephine Cavaness Hawkins.  She married Charles D. Smiddy on Sept. 15, 1956. He preceded her in death on Oct. 4, 1998...
Jose Garcia, 79, of Cobden, died Monday, April 27, 2020, at his home.  He was born on May 8, 1940, in Mexico, the son of Carmelo and Socorro Gomez Garcia. He married Beatriz Garcia. Mr. Garcia is survived by his wife, Beatriz Garcia; children Jose Garcia of Texas, Ray Garcia, Connie Flores, Maria...
Bill Boysen
SIU Professor Emeritus, Bill Boysen, 84, of Cobden, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2020.  He was born on Jan. 23, 1936, the son of Emil and Erna Boysen of Foster, Wash.  He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; son Trent Boysen and family, Lori, Zoe and Emma; and daughter Kendall Boysen and family...
Tracy Hanney
Tracy Hanney, 49, of Paducah, and formerly of Anna, died Thursday, April 16, 2020, at St. Vincent’s St. Clair Hospital in Pell City, Ala.  He was born on March 10, 1971, in Cairo, the son of Thomas Martin II and Katherine Earline Dillman Hanney.  He married Stacey Dawes on Nov. 4, 2009. He is...
Roy E. Walker
Roy E. Walker, 61, of Jonesboro, died Friday, April 10, 2020, at Union County Hospital in Anna.  He was born on Feb. 24, 1959, the son of Henry Curtis and Betty Jean Aaron Walker.  He married Christina Smith on Oct. 3, 2014. She survives.  Mr. Walker is survived by his wife Christina; one daughter...

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