Obituaries

Mervyn M. Tripp
Mervyn Tripp, of rural Anna, Illinois, 77 years of age, departed this world mid-morning Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, at home and quietly with family after a lengthy and exhausting  journey with  metastatic prostate cancer.       Merv was born, a twin, on the 20th of February, 1946, to Earl and Sarah...
Frank Tinsley
Frank Tinsley, 80, of Mounds, died Sunday, Sept. 17, 2023, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on July 28, 1943, in Anna, the son of William and Hazel Dailey Tinsley.   He married Frances Murphy on May 24, 1980.  She preceded him in death on June 1, 2004. Mr. Tinsley was a...
Mary Ann  Steinhouse Simpson
Mary Ann Steinhouse Simpson, 93, of Carlinville, and formerly of Cairo, died at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2023, at the Carlinville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  She was born on Feb. 25, 1930, in Cairo, the daughter of Edwin and Ruby Roberts Steinhouse. She married her high school...
John Thomas ‘Tom’ Sill
John Thomas “Tom” Sill, 88, died peacefully at home in the early hours of Saturday, April 29, 2023.  He was born on Feb. 16, 1935, the son of John D. and Madge Rendleman Sill, and raised in Carbondale, Illinois. At the age of 5, he was enrolled in the University School on the campus of Southern...
Ruby Jean Middleton, 93, of Vienna, and formerly of Jonesboro, died Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.  She was born on Nov. 21, 1929, in Anna, the daughter of Willie Everett and Mildred Viola Nimmo Landis.  She married Charlie Leslie Middleton on Feb. 19, 1951...
Margaret Anne Gaines
Margaret Anne Gaines, 54, of Cobden, died at 9:24 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, at her home in Cobden. She was born on Dec. 4, 1968, the daughter of Valerie Byrd, and adopted by Charles and Carol Prieb in Oak Park. She married Paul Gaines on April 17, 2007. They spent 20 years together. She worked...
Audrey J. Wright
Audrey J. Wright, 71, of Ware, went to be with her Lord and Savior, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023.  She was born on Jan. 22, 1952, in Anna, the daughter of Wayne Karl “Kate” and Ivory Wilson Wright.   She is survived by her brothers, Jim Wright of Ware and Richard Wright of Dexter, Mo.; sisters...
Margaret Kosydor
Margaret Stuckenschneider Kosydor, 81, of Alto Pass, was born on Oct. 6, 1941, in Lenox, Mo., and peacefully passed away on July 13, 2023, at her home, with her husband at her side. Named Margaret Rosalia Teresa, she was a 1959 graduate of St. Alphonsus Rock High School in St. Louis. She had...
Dorothy Dillow
Dorothy Dillow, 83, of Anna, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.  She was born on April 22, 1940, in McClure, the daughter of Raymond Guy and Louise Darnell Hazel.  She married Robert Gene “Bob” Dillow on Aug. 22, 1958, in Ware. They shared 62 years of...
Joe E. Penrod
Joe E. Penrod, 83, of Anna, died Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, at his home.  He was born on Feb. 19, 1940, in Wolf Lake, the son of Everett and Grace E. Ballance Penrod.  He married Barbara Jean Cruse on Oct. 25, 1959. She preceded him in death on Jan. 22, 2022. Mr. Penrod is survived by his son, Ricky...

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