Obituaries

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...
Danny L. Freyenberger
Danny L. Freyenberger, 73 of Cobden, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, at Mercy Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau.  He was born on April 25, 1950, in Cobden, the son of Ann Brown.  He married his sweetheart, Karen Lauderdale, on May 9, 1969. He is survived by his wife, Karen Freyenberger of Cobden;...
Evelyn L. Aguila
Evelyn L. Aguila, 75, of Tamms, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2024, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on April 20, 1948, in Cairo, the daughter of William Walter and Edna Kathryn Ferguson Baine.   She married Guadalupe Aguila on April 27, 1985. He survives. She worked at Ensign-...
Vernita Miller
Vernita Miller, 82, of Alto Pass, died Friday, March 1, 2024, at her home.  She was born on Dec. 3, 1941, in Wolf Lake, the daughter of George and Freda Wilson Pitts.  On Jan. 1, 1998, she married Wendall Ray Miller. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2021. She was a member of the Alto Pass First...
Carole J. Bauer
Carole J. Bauer, 84, of Jonesboro, died Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born on May 16, 1939, in Dongola, the daughter of Willis and Flora Smith Russell.   She married Louis W. Bauer on Nov. 7, 1964. He preceded her in death on May 6, 2004. She was a full-time...
Donna F. Vance
Donna F. Vance, 86, passed away peacefully, with her family at her side, on Saturday, March 2, 2024.  She was born on Oct. 14, 1937, in Royalton, the daughter of Kurt and Grace Fairley Wolff.  She married David A. Vance on Dec. 27, 1960, in Springfield. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2007....
Betty Ruth Toler
Betty Ruth Toler, 90, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Integrity Healthcare of Anna.  She was born on Nov. 24, 1933, in Cobden, the daughter of Walter and Mildred Burris Hill.  She married Bobby Ray Toler Sr. on Sept. 20, 1952, in Union County. He preceded her in death on Dec. 30,...
Betty L. Trexler Baker
Betty L. Trexler Baker, 94, of Goreville, and formerly of Ullin, died Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Metropolis Rehab and Care. She was born on Aug. 10, 1929, in Ullin, the daughter of George Dewey and Ella Marie Julen Trexler.   She married James Robert “Bob” Baker on Nov. 8, 1947. He preceded her in...

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