Obituaries

Dr. Homer Cissell
Born in Cairo and from the sleepy town of Karnak, Homer L. Cissell Jr., travelled the globe throughout his lifetime and lived a life that many of us would feel fortunate to experience in a hundred years. Homer charged through life with sheer determination, persistence and enthusiasm. He loved to...
Judith Kay (Vaupel) Flamm
It is with great sadness that we announce that Judith Kay (Vaupel) Flamm of Cobden, Ill., passed away in the early morning of March 14, 2024. Judy Flamm, originally from Carmi, Ill., was born on December 20, 1940, to George and Jennavee Vaupel.  She married Leonard “Slim” Flamm Jr. of Cobden on...
Patricia Ann ‘Pat’ Shaffer
Patricia Ann “Pat” Shaffer, 74, of Dongola, died peacefully on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at her home, with her family at her side.  She was born on April 27, 1949, in Anna, the daughter of Wilborn and Nina (Gulley) Goines.  She married Larry Shaffer on April 27, 1973, in Dongola.  She is survived by...
Jeffrey Lynn Stout
Jeffrey Lynn Stout, 57, of Dongola, died Monday, March 11, 2024, at his residence, with his loving family by his side. He was born on April 25, 1966, in Cairo, the son of Robert and Betty Calvin Stout. He married Lisa Williams on Sept. 25, 1987. Mr. Stout was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He...
Thomas ‘Tom’ Sadowski
Thomas “Tom” Sadowski, 69, of Anna, died Sunday, March 3, 2024.   He was on born April 2, 1954, in Chicago, the son of Stanley Frank and Harriet M. Lipinski Sadowski. He married his loving wife and best friend, Shari Ellis Sweeney, on April 2, 2014, in Jonesboro. He retired from a long and...
Roger ‘Dale’ Douglas
Roger “Dale” Douglas, 72, of Karnak, died Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, at Parkview Nursing Home in Paducah, Ky., after a battle with cancer.  He was born on Feb. 6, 1952, in Metropolis, the son of Clyde and Opal Basham Douglas.  Dale, known as Roger at his work, was a 1970 graduate of Century High...
Rev. Lacie Dean Betts
Rev. Lacie Dean Betts, 83, of Tamms, died on March 7, 2024, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was a minister for many years and pastored several churches in Southern Illinois. He retired from the Department of Transportation.   He and his wife, Mary, ran the Happy Helpers Pantry for years...
Kathryn Marie ‘Coco’ Halter
Kathryn Marie “Coco” Halter, 97, of Anna, died at 7:40 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2024, at her home. She was delivered by her grandfather, Dr. Thomas Lee Haney, on Sept. 21, 1926, in Park Hills, Mo.,  on a full moon. Originally from Detroit, Mich. She was the daughter of Ralph Simpson and Ruby Elizabeth...
Beverly Carol Galbraith
Beverly Carol Galbraith, 79, of Anna, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 9, 2024.  She was born on Dec. 26, 1944, in Cobden, the daughter of Loren S. and Vergie Mangrum Barlow.  She married Jimmy R. Galbraith on Dec. 31, 1960, in Cobden. Together they shared 64 years of...
Mary Pauline Wilson Littrell
Mary Pauline Wilson Littrell passed away on March 8, 2024, at St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau.  She was born on July 28, 1925, in Jackson, Mo., reaching the ripe old age of 98 years, 8 months. Her parents were Glenn Wilson and Ella Siemers Wilson.  On June 28, 1947, she and Joe S. Littrell...

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