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Thelma Jean Harvel of Jonesboro, Illinois died on July 22, 2015

Lauren Nicole Holshouser of Anna, Illinois died on July 21, 2015

Judy Ann Musgrave of Cobden, IL died on July 28, 2015

Nancy Rogers of Jonesboro, Illinois died on July 23, 2015

Mary Helen Hickam of Anna, formerly of Cobden, October 1, 1921 – March 18, 2015

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        Mrs. Mary Helen Hickam, age 93 of Anna, formerly of Cobden, died at 8:39 a.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in the Anna Rehab and Care Center. She was born October 1, 1921 in Cobden, the daughter of Henry and Carrie Cavaness Harbaugh. She married Roy A. Hickam on September 20, 1940 in Jackson, Missouri. He preceded her in death on October 27, 2002.

        Mary Helen is survived by her loving daughter, Gayle (Charles) Yates of Cobden; two grandchildren, Christina (Christopher) Dewitt and Charles F. Yates II; three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Makayla and Noah Dewitt; two sisters, Betty O’Donnell of St. Louis, Nellie Brown of Metamora; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy A. Hickam; one brother, William Harbaugh; and one daughter, Sharon K. Hickam.

        Mary Helen was a member of the Anna Church of the Nazarene and the Eastern Star. She worked for many years for the Anna State Hospital as a mental health technician.

        Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. Interment will be in the Alto Pass Cemetery. Friends may call after 12:00 noon and until the service hour at 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden.

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Bernard F. Brust Jr. of Ullin, Illinois, December 28, 1924 – March 16, 2015

     Mr. Bernard F. Brust Jr. age 90 of Ullin, died at 12:50 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015 in Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born December 28, 1924 in Wetaug, the son of Bernard F. Sr. and Marie Ihle Brust. He married Dorothy Mae Bryand on June 26, 1948 in Cobden. She preceded him in death on December 10, 2012.

     Bernard is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Brown of Jonesboro; son, Anthony Brust of Ullin; grandchildren, Todd A. Brown, Anna Marie “Misty” Knupp, Adam Brust and Tiffany Brown; great-grandchildren, Jaron, Payton, Tyler, Julian, Logan, Andrew, Alex, Addison and Jaden; sisters, Dorothy Christenson of Elgin and Elizabeth Clark of Panama City, Florida; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Dorothy Mae Brust.

     Bernard was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II, and served in the Army Military Police. Bernard was the superintendent of Columbia Rock Quarry for fifty-two years.

     Funeral mass for Mr. Bernard F. Brust Jr. will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden with Father Uriel Salamanca officiating. Interment will be in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Cobden. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna. Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. and until the service hour at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015 in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home and at the church.

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Luella Marie Morgan of Jonesboro, Illinois, February 28, 1926 – March 15, 2015

        Mrs. Luella Marie Morgan, age 89 of Jonesboro, died at 2:25 a.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born February 28, 1926 in Union County, the daughter of Van Kelley and Maude Morse Kelley. She married Paul Morgan on January 29, 1946 in Jonesboro. The two shared 69 wonderful years together.

        Lue is survived by her loving husband, Paul Morgan of Jonesboro; sons, Randy (Mary) Morgan of McClure, Mike (Karen) Morgan of Jonesboro, Van (Beth) Morgan of Jonesboro; daughter, Paula Morgan of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Shelley Hileman, Jenifer Eddleman, Danielle Parr, Miranda Wright, Andrew Parr and Katy Newman; nieces, Linda McCloud, Debbie Mitchell, Bonita Sissom; nephews, Scott and John Kelley and Richard Davis. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Nadine Davis; brothers, Harold Kelley, Jack Kelley, and Frank Kelley; and one grandson, Duane Morgan.

        Lue was a member of the Lockard Chapel Baptist Church for fifty-eight years. Only God knows how many lives she touched while serving there. If there was a need in the community she would do her best to meet it.  Lue wasn’t just a homemaker, she operated Kelley’s Cafe and Motel as well as helping her husband Paul with the farming and Run-N-Lake Hunting Club.

        Funeral services for Mrs. Luella Marie Morgan will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Jack Richardson and Rev. Danny Jones officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to Lockard Chapel Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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Velma Geraldine Tucker of Jonesboro, Illinois, May 25, 1921 – March 10, 2015

        Mrs. Velma G. Tucker, age 93 of Jonesboro, died at 1:54 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at her daughter’s home in Plano, TX. She was born May 25, 1921 in Carterville, the daughter of James Sheridan Philip and Laura Matilda Hooker Clardy. She married Clifton C. Tucker on December 10, 1945 in Anna. He preceded her in death on May 24, 2003.

        Velma is survived by her son, Vernon (Cindy) Tucker of Anna; one daughter, Darla (David) Corzine of Plano, Texas; three grandchildren, Pamela Holder, Barbara Tucker and Dustin Corzine; two great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one sister, Goldie Woods of Jonesboro; daughter in law, Patricia Tucker of Red Bud; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clifton C. Tucker; one son, Clifton Deon Tucker; two grandchildren, Brian Tucker and DeLeigh Corzine; three brothers and four sisters.

        Velma was a member of the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in Jonesboro. She was a servant to her Lord and was very active in the church and Senior Circle. Family was important to Velma,  she dearly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. She loved gardening, growing flowers and taking pictures of beautiful things.

        Funeral services for Mrs. Velma G. Tucker will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015 in the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle in Jonesboro with Rev. Mark Goins officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna and at the church.

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Freda L. Murphy of Anna, Illinois, July 16, 1921 – March 11, 2015

     Mrs. Freda L. Murphy, age 93 of Anna, went to be with the Lord, surrounded by her loving family at 9:59 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 2015 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born July 16, 1921 in Jonesboro, the daughter of Albert and Mary Smith Stone. She married James B. Murphy on October 25, 1945 in Carbondale, IL. He preceded her in death on June 2, 1986.

     Freda is survived by her three daughters, Kathlyn (Terry) Miller of L’Anse, Michigan, Marilyn Kay (Steve) Sherwood of Jonesboro, and Donna Fox of Anna; five grandchildren, Christina (Jim) Gingle, Terry Ray (Susan) Miller, Mandy (Jon) Hall, Makaenne Fox and Johanna Fox; six great-grandchildren, Anika Gingle, Abram Gingle, Julia Hall, Evan Hall, Sam Miller and Miles Miller; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James B. Murphy; one great-granddaughter, Linnea Beth Miller; two sisters, Ruby Hutchinson and Lawanda Swink; five brothers, Glen Stone, James Stone, Jennings Stone, Charles Stone, and Donald Stone.

     Freda was a member of the Anna First Baptist Church for many years. Her family was her life, she left instruction for them “to be good and do what is right”.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Freda L. Murphy will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Larry Miller officiating. Interment will be in the St. Francis De Sales Catholic Cemetery in New Burnside. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. and until the service hour at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Joan lkey of Cape Girardeau, MO, February 21, 1938 – March 8, 2015

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Joan Pulkey of Cape Girardeau, MO, February 21, 1938 – March 8, 2015

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Joan Mulkey of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, February 21, 1938 – March 8, 2015

            Mrs. Joan (Goines, Hileman) Mulkey, age 77 of Cape Girardeau, died at 8:46 a.m., Sunday, March 8, 2015 at her home. She was born February 21, 1938 in Anna, the daughter of Lester Paul and Velma Gladys (Barker) Fear. She married Herbert S. Mulkey on March 24, 1999. He preceded her in death on March 7, 2011.

            Joan is survived by three children, LaDonna Clymore, Phillip P (Beth) Goines, and Tommy E. (Michelle) Goines; four grandchildren, Kim (Chris) Gibson, Heather Goines (Shawn) Evans, Valerie (Andy) Rhymer, and Michael (Madison) Goines; five great-grandchildren, Taylor, Preston, and Ethan Rhymer, Payton Strobel and Anniston Evans; one step-daughter, Ann Mulkey (David) Farley; two step-grandchildren, Kaitlyn (Tom) Stearns, and Kirsten Farley, one step great-grandchild, Caleb; one sister, Joyce (Dale) Bell; one niece, Debbi Dale (Scotty) Ford; one nephew Scott (Erica) Dale; one great nephew, Scotty Joe Ford; one great niece, Sabrina Woolsey; two aunts, Violet Brimm and Nina Merriman; her beloved dog, Scooter; other relatives and many friends.

            During her career, Joan was a cosmetology instructor and director at Shawnee Community College, Real Estate Salesman, and Illinois Certified General Real Estate Appraiser. She was co-owner of CREA Appraisals in Jonesboro before retiring and moving to Cape Girardeau in 1999. Joan also owned and operated Hair Graphics in Vienna and Jonesboro, Illinois.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Joan Mulkey will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Robert Goins officiating. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 11:30 a.m. in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Interment will be in the Cypress Masonic Cemetery.

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Gary Bennett of Lick Creek, Illinois, November 12, 1955 – March 8, 2015

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            Mr. Gary Bennett, age 59 of Lick Creek, died at 4:51 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2015 at his home. He was born on November 12, 1955 in Anna, the son of Claude Everett and Anna Laura (Foster) Bennett. Gary married Vickie Miller and she survives.

            Gary was a member of the United States Army and retired after 20 years of service. He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church.

            Gary is survived by two sons; Jeremy Bennett of Marion, Jason Bennett of Jonesboro; grandchildren; two sisters, Helen Heern of Also Pass, Sherry Sloan of Marion; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Henry, Donald, and Alan Bennett.

            Funeral services for Mr. Gary Bennett will be held at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Pastor Mike Miller officiating. Friends may call at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna from 10:00 a.m. until the service at noon. Interment will be in the Evergreen Cemetery in Makanda. 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 Honors Team of Marion. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Jaqueline “Jackie” Edwards of Anna, Illinois, June 1, 1990 – March 4, 2015

     Ms. Jaqueline D. Edwards, age 24 of Anna, died at 10:30 p.m. at her home. She was born June 1, 1990 in Cape Girardeau, MO, the daughter of Jason Edwards and Candace Fellows.

     Jaqueline is survived by her father, Jason Edwards of Anna; mother, Candace Wilson of Benton, KY; sister, Kamryn Glasco of Anna; paternal grandmother, Joan Edwards of Anna; maternal grandfather, Andy Fellows of Missouri; aunts; uncles; cousins; other relatives and many friends.

     Jaqueline graduated from Anna-Jonesboro High School and was the 2008 senior class president. While in high school she worked for Burger King where she became manager. In May of 2013 she graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with her Bachelor degree in Social Work and was currently working as a pharmacy technician.

     Jaqueline loved watching movies, the TV series TrueBlood, attending concerts, and traveling. She studied abroad in Europe and was an avid Jimmy Buffett fan.

     Funeral services for Ms. Jaqueline D. Edwards will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Todd Hawk officiating. Friends may call from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna and from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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