Obituaries

Ruth Evangeline Aaron
Ruth Evangelin Aaron, 103, of Urbana died at 6:09 p.m. on May 1, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. A graveside service was held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Casper Cemetery near Anna. She was born in Anna on Jan. 26, 1914, the daughter of John Henry and Sarah Jane Campbell Sweet....
Violet M. Dillow
Violet M. Dillow, 99, of Jonesboro, died at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017, in Integrity Healthcare in Anna.  She was born on July 25, 1917, in Mill Creek, the daughter of William R. and Mary Hileman Fink.  She married Harold Dillow on Sept. 12, 1936, in Buncombe. He preceded her in death on July...
Jackie A. ‘Jack’ Johnson
Jackie A. “Jack” Johnson, 78, of Jonesboro, and formerly of Olive Branch, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on June 4, 1938, in Miller City, Illinois the son of Marshall Allen and Mabel Irene Dover Johnson.   He married Kay Thebeau on Dec. 31, 1960....
Collin Frank Howerton
Collin Frank Howerton, 98, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday May 6, 2017, at his home. He was born on June 9, 1918, in rural Anna, the son of Frank and Lura Hileman Howerton.  He was married to Ruth Kohler on June 22, 1940, in Jackson, Mo., by a Baptist minister. To this union was born two sons, Gary...
Connie Jo Wills
Connie Jo Wills, age 60 of Wolf Lake, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017, at her home.  She was born on July 27, 1956, in Anna, the daughter of Gene and Doris Jean West Williams.  She married the love of her life, Kerry Ray Wills, on Sept. 12, 1986, in Wolf Lake. They renewed their vows after 25...
Clara M. Bowie
Clara Bowie, 82, of Carbondale, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. She was born on Oct. 27, 1934, in Pisgah, Md., the daughter of Richard and Jenny Bowie. She is survived by her daughters, Lydia (Arthur) Hazel of Makanda and Hope (Nathan...
Ann Harvick
Ann Harvick, 94, of Mesa, Ariz., and formerly of Anna, died at 9:43 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 2017, at her son’s home in Arizona. She was born on Sept. 27, 1922, in McClure, the daughter of Frank and Lucille Moore Crissip. She married Harvalee D. Harvick on Jan. 3, 1946, in Metropolis. She is survived...
Pearl J. Harvell
Pearl J. Harvell, 97, of rural Carbondale, and formerly of Anna-Jonesboro, died at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, April 27, 2017, at her home. She was born on March 31, 1920, in Elco, the daughter of Ira James and Grace Ellen Shaffer Bridges. She married Thomas Noble Harvell on Dec. 10, 1936, in Tamms. He...
Clara Bowie, 82, of Carbondale, died at 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. She was born on Oct. 27, 1934, in Pisgah, Md., the daughter of Richard and Jenny Bowie. She is survived by her daughters, Lydia (Arthur) Hazel of Makanda and Hope (Nathan...
William Robert Wynn
William Robert Wynn, 70, of Carmi, and formerly of Decatur, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at his home. He was born on Jan. 31, 1947, in Herrin, the son of James Robert and Veneta Berniece Taylor Wynn. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietman. He retired from the Newton Broom Factory and enjoyed...

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