Obituaries

Jerry M. Toler
Jerry M. Toler, 85, of Dongola, died on July 1, 2024, at his home, surrounded by loved ones. He was born on April 2, 1939, the son of Dock and Ethel Toler.   He married Charlotte Bryan on April 29, 1961.  She preceded him in death on June 5, 2018. He was a Dongola High School graduate with the...
Betty L. Wright
Betty L. Wright, 87, of Anna, died Tuesday, July 2, 2024, at her home.  She was born on April 11, 1937, in Alto Pass, the daughter of Jewel and Mildred Marie Dixon Sims. She is survived by two brothers, Harvey and Ralph Sims; two sisters, Pat Woodin and Jenny Halleck, a nephew she raised, Donnie...
Robert Lee ‘Bobby’ Newton
Robert Lee “Bobby” Newton, 57, of rural Ozark, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind. He was born on March 10, 1967, in Metropolis, the son of William F. and Wilma J. Hines Newton. He is survived by his mother; two children, Tara Newton of Anna...
Linda Craig-Simpson, 75, of Anna, died Saturday, July 6, at Regency Care in Springfield. A memorial service for Linda Craig-Simpson will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Anna Heights Baptist Church in Anna. To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www....
Patricia Lou Shelton Chandler, 89, of Kenton, Tenn., and formerly of Anna, died Friday, July 5, at Dyer Nursing Home in Dyer, Tenn. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www....
Luca Titan Muskopf
Luca Titan Muskopf, age 4 days, of Ullin, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2024, at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  Luca was born on July 3, 2024, to Brian Muskopf and Cassidy Salyers in Carbondale, Illinois.   He is survived by his parents; big brother, Eric Muskopf;...
Sharon Henderson Ivy
Sharon Henderson Ivy, 70, of Mounds, died Saturday, June 15, 2024, at her home. She was born on April 16, 1954, in Thebes, the daughter of Melvin and Nellie Bailey Henderson.   She married Danny Ivy on Dec. 3, 1988.  She was retired from the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna as the business manager....
Gary Boyd Langston
Gary Boyd Langston, 85, of Jefferson City, Mo., died Wednesday, June 12, 2024.   He was born on Aug. 8, 1938, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Arthur and Bernetta Boyd Langston.  He married Barbara Beeler on Feb. 27, 1971, in Fairview Heights, Mo. He worked for and retired from the Cotton Belt...
Lawrence E. Larson, Ph.D.
Lawrence E. Larson, Ph.D., 87 of Georgetown, Texas, and formerly of Southern Illinois, died Tuesday, June 11, 2024, in Georgetown, Texas.   He was born on Sept. 8, 1936, in Chicago, the son of Laurence S. Larson and Fern Miller of Marion. He married Ruth Shirley Brasel in 1960. Dr. Larson is...
Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Crosier
Kathleen “Kathy” Crosier, a cherished wife, mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on the evening of May 12, 2024, at her home in Arizona. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, Norbert and Marcella Beffa.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Larry Crosier; her sons, Kevin...

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