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Arthur Jay Bigler of Anna, Illinois died on July 8, 2016

Judith Marie DuBois of Cobden died on July 17, 2016

Ruth Hankla of Anna, Illinois died on July 11, 2016

Nancy O'Daniel of Anna, Illinois died on July 14, 2016

Lloyd Leonard Vines Jr. of Anna, Illinois died on July 17, 2016


Lloyd Leonard Vines Jr. of Anna, Illinois, July 17, 1943 – July 17, 2016

Mr. Lloyd Leonard Vines Jr., age 72 of Anna, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family at 10:27 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016. He was born August 1, 1943 in Villa Ridge, the son of Lloyd Leonard Sr. and Edna (Landis) Vines. He married Cindy Davis in 1963 in South Elgin.

        Lloyd is survived by his adoring wife, Cindy Vines of Anna; son, John (Anne) Vines of Defiance, MO; one daughter, Christina (Edward) Archuleta of Carr CO.; four grandchildren, Luke Vines, Natalie Vines, Claire Vines and Amalia Archuleta; two brothers, Donald (Bonnie) Vines of Cobden, Jim (Shirley) Vines of Anna; one sister, Virginia Adams of Anna; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Linda Hopp, Joyce Barnhart, infant sister, Jean Marie Vines; one niece, Lisa Adams and one nephew, Bryan Hopp.

        Lloyd proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam. He worked many years as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of Local 318 Operating Engineers. He was a builder of things and relationships. He was kind, gentle and possessed a quiet strength, this was a strength that his family grew to depend on. He was known to his grandchildren as, Grampy, Gramps and Grandpa. He loved to go camping, and spend time with his family and grandchildren.

        Funeral services for Mr. Lloyd Leonard Vines Jr. will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Interment will be in the Ebenezer Hall Cemetery in Lick Creek. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Carroll P. Foster Post 3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna and the Illinois Army National Guard Military Honor Team of Marion. Friends may call from 6 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Judith Marie DuBois of Cobden, May 27, 1938 – July 17, 2016

 

 

Judith Marie DuBois, age 78 of Cobden, died at 7:17 a.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016 at her home.  She was born in Anna, on May 27, 1938, the daughter of William B. and Mildred (Howenstein) Lamer.  She married Lawrence A. “Spike” DuBois on January 25, 1958 in Cobden. He preceded her in death on December 29, 1999.

 

          Judith is survived by her two sons, Robert (Cheryl) DuBois of St. Albans, West Virginia; William DuBois (fiance’ Jeni Holly) of Louisiana; one daughter, Renee Coleman of Carbondale; three grandchildren, Brandon DuBois, Matthew Coleman and Travis DuBois; two great grandchildren, Brooklyn Keene and Brylee DuBois; one sister, Linda (Gerard) Zschoche of Denver, CO and other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence A. DuBois and one grandson, Shane Michael Coleman.

 

          Judith was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  She served as choir director for many years.  She worked as a lab and x-ray technician at Union County Hospital, later she worked under Dr. Whiting as his nurse for over 25 years.

 

          Judith was hard working and she loved her family as hard as she worked. Judith will always be remembered for her caring of children and their welfare, and she enjoyed all the years she spent volunteering in the cafeteria at the Cobden school.  She loved yard work, cooking for her family & friends & the many hours spent with all her “Club” girls.

 

          Funeral mass for Judith Marie DuBois will be at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Joseph Catholic Church of Cobden on Friday, July 22, 2016, with Father Uriel Salamanca officiating.  Interment will be in the Cobden Cemetery.  Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Nancy O’Daniel of Anna, Illinois, October 29, 1942 – July 14, 2016

    Mrs. Nancy O’Daniel, age 73 of Anna, died at 4:55 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. She was born October 29, 1942 in Syracuse, NY. She married Leon Merle O’Daniel on November 2, 1962 in Syracuse. He preceded her in death on March 25, 2013.

     Nancy is survived by her son, Leon M. Jr. (Gina) O’Daniel of Renton, WA.; one daughter, Melissa Ann (David) Franklin of Anna; five grandchildren, Meghan N. O’Daniel, Kaitlyn B. O’Daniel, Justin J. O’Daniel, Brandon M. O’Daniel and David Lee Franklin III; one great-grandchild, Malakai Mezo; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her mother, Jeane (Frost) Campbell; and one son, Sean M. O’Daniel.

     Nancy was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden for many years. She was a real estate agent and owned and operated O’Daniel Appraisal Company with her husband Leon.

     Funeral mass for Mrs. Nancy O’Daniel will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016 in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden with Father Uriel Salamanca officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until 12:30 p.m. in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Ruth Hankla of Anna, Illinois, December 15, 1922 – July 11, 2016

Mrs. Ruth Hankla, age 93 of Anna, died at 6:45 a.m. Monday, July 11, 2016 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO.  She was born in Jonesboro on December 15, 1922 the daughter of Frederick E. and Nora (Shy) Meyer.  She married Ray Hankla on September 19, 1942 in Cape Girardeau, MO.

          Ruth was an active member of the Jonesboro Methodist Church where she played the piano and was treasurer for many years, later Ruth joined the Anna First Baptist Church.  During WWII she worked at the Cadillac Motor Company in Detroit, MI. Among being a member of the VFW auxiliary she also worked as a secretary for Landreth Insurance.  Ruth also enjoyed traveling.

          Ruth is survived by her two daughters, Susan (Dexter) Rhodes of Afton, WY; Loretta (Dennis) Sitter of Jonesboro; one step son, Kenneth (Dorothy) Hankla of Pinckneyville; grandsons, Matt Rhodes and Tyler Sitter; two step granddaughters, Crystal Hankla and Betsy Rushing; two step great grandsons, Allen Rushing and Aaron Rushing, other relatives and many friends.  She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray Hankla; infant son, Freddie Joe; sister, Hazel Basse; brother, Ted Meyer; foster sister, Helen Rowland; nephews, Jim Basse and Edward Meyer.

          Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Hankla will be at 1:00 p.m.  in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home of Jonesboro on Friday, July 15, 2016, with Rev. Terry Mejean.  Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery.  Friends may call after 12:00 p.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home of Jonesboro.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Jonesboro Public Library. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Bobby Dean “Bob” Williams of Anna, Illlinois, September 1, 1938 – July 7, 2016

 

    Mr. Bobby Dean “Bob” Williams, age 77 of Jonesboro, died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016 in the Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center. He was born September 1, 1938 in Cobden. He was the son of Lowell E. and Ruby (York) Williams. He married Margaret Anderson on February 28, 1958 in Anna.

 

     Bobby is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Williams of Jonesboro; daughters, Susan Poznan of Algonquin, Sarah E. (Larry) Gibbs of Jonesboro, and Charlotte K. (Eric) Massey of Anna; seven grandchildren, Travis N. Sims, Adam M. Poznan, Derek D. Massey, Zachary N. Massey, Nickie N. Gibbs, Stephanie A. Gibbs, Larry G. Gibbs Jr.; three great grandchildren, Madalyn N. Moss, Bentley E. Tollison, and Abby E. Pike; one niece, Tracey Kreipe of Carlinville; one nephew, Gary E. Aldridge; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Patricia Aldridge; one brother, Claude L. Williams; and one niece, Lee Ann Aldridge.

 

     Bob was a member of the Anna First Baptist Church for many years. He proudly served his country in both the United States Army and Navy. He retired after serving twenty-seven years. He later worked for ten years as an officer for the Jonesboro Police Department.  Bob was an avid Cubs Baseball fan and golfer. He was a member of the Union County Country Club and Friends of Jonesboro Public Library.

 

     Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Dean “Bob” Williams will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Interment will be in the Cobden Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna and the Navy Funeral Honor Detail. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jonesboro Public Library. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Arthur Jay Bigler of Anna, Illinois, July 22, 1929 – July 8, 2016

     Mr. Arthur Jay Bigler, age 86 of Anna, died at 2:12 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born July 22, 1929, in Cobden. He was the son of Arthur Joseph Bigler and Daisie Dickey Bigler. He married Phyllis Adehl “Pam” Manus on Sept. 7, 1951, in Anna. She preceded him in death on Nov. 24, 1998.

     He is survived by his daughter, Mary Jayn Bigler of Anna; his brother and sister-in-law, the Hon. D.D. and Midgyette Bigler of Anna; a sister-in-law, Betty Sue (Manus) Elkins of Anna; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roger Bigler; a sister, Kay Bigler Bacon; and a niece, Mary Beth Bacon.

     He was a 1948 graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School and served in the Army Reserve from 1950-1956. He owned Bigler Lumber Company in Anna, opening the business in 1958 and operating it until his retirement in 1993.

     Bigler was an accomplished and self-taught knife maker, and for many years he competed in field trials and raised English setters and pointers. He enjoyed quail and duck hunting. He was a lifetime member of the Elks in Anna.

     Memorial visitation will be from 3 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Bobby Dean “Bobby” Williams of Anna, Illlinois, September 1, 1938 – July 7, 2016

    Mr. Bobby Dean “Bob” Williams, age 77 of Jonesboro, died at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016 in the Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center. He was born September 1, 1938 in Cobden. He was the son of Lowell E. and Ruby (York) Williams. He married Margaret Anderson on February 28, 1958 in Anna.

     Bobby is survived by his loving wife, Margaret Williams of Jonesboro; daughters, Susan Poznan of Algonquin, Sarah E. (Larry) Gibbs of Jonesboro, and Charlotte K. (Eric) Massey of Anna; seven grandchildren, Travis N. Sims, Adam M. Poznan, Derek D. Massey, Zachary N. Massey, Nickie N. Gibbs, Stephanie A. Gibbs, Larry G. Gibbs Jr.; three great grandchildren, Madalyn N. Moss, Bentley E. Tollison, and Abby E. Pike; one niece, Tracey Kreipe of Carlinville; one nephew, Gary E. Aldridge; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Patricia Aldridge; one brother, Claude L. Williams; and one niece, Lee Ann Aldridge.

     Bob was a member of the Anna First Baptist Church for many years. He proudly served his country in both the United States Army and Navy. He retired after serving twenty-seven years. He later worked for ten years as an officer for the Jonesboro Police Department.  Bob was an avid Cubs Baseball fan and golfer. He was a member of the Union County Country Club and Friends of Jonesboro Public Library.

     Funeral services for Mr. Bobby Dean “Bob” Williams will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Interment will be in the Cobden Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna and the Navy Funeral Honor Detail. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jonesboro Public Library. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Nancee M. Morrison of Jonesboro, Illinois, July 20, 1957 – July 8, 2016

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Mrs. Nancee M. Morrison, age 58 of Jonesboro, died at 7:11 pm, Friday July 8, 2016 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO.  Nancee was born on July 20, 1957 in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Paul K. and Rita (Sietman) Pearl.  She was united in marriage to Kenneth W. Morrison on June 30, 1979 at the Fern Cliff State Park.

 

Nancee is survived by her loving husband of thirty-seven years, Kenneth W. Morrison of Jonesboro; daughter, Cristi M. Payne of Richmond, TX; granddaughters, Kylie, Alysha and Cassidy Charles of Richmond, TX; great-grandchildren, Kailyn, Eli and Addison of Richmond, TX; Son, Shannon (Joda) Cunningham of Anna; grandson, Kaleb and granddaughter, Kaytlynne of Anna; Son Todd Morrison of Jonesboro; son-in-law, Brad Charles of Cobden; mother, Rita Pearl of Jonesboro; four brothers, Kenny Pearl of Anna, Eddie (Dee) Pearl of Jonesboro, Tim Pearl (Tracy Rendleman) of Anna and Tom (Shelly) Pearl of Anna; brother-in-law, Scott McKinney of Anna; mother-in-law, Shirley Morrison of Anna; two brothers-in-law, Jeff (April) Morrison of Anna and Bryan (Ginger) Morrison of Cobden; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, great nieces, great  

 

nephews; other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Pearl; father-in-law, JD Morrison and sister, Theresa McKinney.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancee M. Morrison will be at 11:00 am, Tuesday July 12, 2016 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Bryan Morrison officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery.  Friends may call from 6 pm until 8 pm at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro on Monday July 11, 2016.  Memorials may be made to Kenneth Morrison to help with medical expenses.  Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

 

 

 

John Lloyd McGaha of Dongola, Illinois, August 5, 2016 – July 3, 2016

 

Mr. John Lloyd McGaha, age 48 of Dongola, died at 7:25 a.m. Sunday, July 3, 2016 in the Jonesboro Rehab Center.  He was born on August 5, 1967 in McAllen, TX the son of George S. and Anne (Moore) McGaha. 

          John is survived by his parents, George S. and Anne McGaha of Germantown, TN; one daughter, Ashley McGaha of Collierville, TN; one sister, Anne Leigh Garrett of Germantown, TN; other relatives and friends.

          A private family service will be held at a later date in Tennessee.

Esther Grimm of Jonesboro, Illinois, October 13, 1933 – June 27, 2016

Mrs. Esther Grimm, age 82 of Jonesboro, died at 10:37 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2016 at her daughters home in Villa Ridge.  She was born on October 13, 1933 in Royalton, the daughter of Roy Lee and Vera (Butler) Bohannon.  She married Homer Grimm in Norfolk, VA.

          Esther is survived by her loving husband, Homer Grimm of Jonesboro, one son, Gary (Beverly) Grimm of Columbiana, OH, one daughter, Pam (Darin) Morris of Villa Ridge; four grandchildren, Gerard (Chelsea) Grimm, Stephen Grimm, Kacey (Colt) Garrett and Jared Morris; one great grandson, Gibson Grimm; two brothers, Rev. Bill (Marcy) Bohannon of East Alton, Paul (Jane) Bohannon of Anna; several nieces and nephews other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Albert Bohannon and one sister, Emma Trammel.

          Esther attended church of the Nazarene. She loved playing the organ and loved music.

          Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Grimm will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016, in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Gary Clark officiating.  Interment will be in the Anna Cemetery.

Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 2, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church of Anna for the Loaves and Fishes food program.  Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.