Current Obituaries
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Anthony F. "Tony" Brust of Ullin, Illinois died on May 6, 2015

Edward "Eddie" Crowell, Jr. of Plano, Texas, formerly of Anna died on May 9, 2015

Fern Isabelle Grey of Anna, Illinois died on June 16, 2015

Wilford Glenn Kinder of Elco, Illinois died on May 12, 2015

Edward "Bud" Newton of Jonesboro, Illinois died on May 17, 2015

Benson Treece Poirier of Makanda, Illinois died on May 18, 2015

Mary O. Randolph of Jonesboro, Illinois died on May 17, 2015

Bruce Leroy Tetzlaff of Cobden, Illinois died on May 2, 2015

Dorleska Berniece Wiley of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Carbondale died on May 19, 2015

Betty L. Davis of Anna, Illinois, June 28, 1938 – January 17, 2015

     Mrs. Betty L. Davis, age 76 of Anna, died at 11:40 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 2014 in Anna, surrounded by her girls. She was born June 28, 1938 in Kensington, Kansas, the daughter of Edward John Sr. and Martha Huskey Fink. She married Arthur O. Davis on August 1, 1960 in Anna. He preceded her in death on September 28, 2006.

     Betty is survived by her two daughters, Peggy (Tim) Murray of Anna, Lori (Billy) Thompson of Anna; six grandchildren, Joshua Murray, Jeremiah and Taylor Davis, Billy Michael and Abigayle Thompson, Hunter Turner; two great-grandchildren, Layne Murray, and Karlee Thompson; one sister, Irene Tucker of Arkansas; one brother, Ralph (Sheila) Fink of Phillipsburg , Kansas; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arthur O. Davis; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Davis; four brothers, Edward Fink Jr., Robert Fink, Leonard Fink, and Lewis Fink.

     Betty was a member of the Anna First Baptist Church and was a life member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary. She was an avid bingo player and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Betty L. Davis will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Larry Barnhart officiating. Interment will be in the Busby Cemetery in Goreville. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make A Wish Foundation. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.  

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Bryce Schrodt Jr. of Dongola, Illinois, November 12, 1940 – January 14, 2015

     Mr. Bryce Schrodt Jr., age 74 of Dongola, died at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at his home. He was born November 12, 1940, the son of Bryce Sr. and Mary Schrodt.

     Memorial services will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Susan Middleton officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery.

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Dwight D. Kiefer of Cobden, Illinois, May 26, 1953 – January 13, 2015

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     Mr. Dwight D. Kiefer, age 61 of Cobden, died at 9:47 p.m., January 13, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. He was born May 26, 1953 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the son of Troy S. and Mildred Glaub Kiefer. He married Karen Flamm on February 5, 2005 in the St. Joseph Church in Cobden.

     Dwight is survived by his loving wife, Karen Kiefer of Cobden; his children, Robert J. Kiefer of Perryville, MO, Carrie A. (Steven) Santel of Ellisville, MO; Karen’s children, Sarah L. Garner and Emily L. Garner both of Cobden; two grandchildren, William R. Santel and Owen D. Santel; mother, Mildred Kiefer of Perryville, MO, brothers and sisters, Michael (Wilma) Kiefer and Troy Joe (Anna) Kiefer all of Perryville, MO, Kenneth (Karen) Kiefer of Jackson, MO, Louise Finger of Perryville, MO, Daniel (Darlene) Kiefer of Perryville, MO,  Mary (Rick) Hoehn of Perryville, MO; brother in law, Bill Fischer of Perryville, MO; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his son, Dwight Kiefer; father, Troy S. Kiefer; two sisters, Juanita Kiefer and Kathy Fischer; and brother in law, Roy Finger.  

     Dwight was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anna. He retired on July 5, 2010 after 26 years of service from Procter and Gamble as a line technician. He loved woodworking,  working in his shop, yard work and spending time with his grandchildren. Dwight enjoyed listening to music, watching football, pampering his beloved pets and most of all taking care of other people.

     The family would like to thank the Doctors and medical team at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis, Missouri for their compassion and care during Dwight’s illness.

     Visitation for Mr. Dwight D. Kiefer will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., Friday January 16, 2015 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden.  The rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m. by Father Federico Higuera.  Visitation will also be at 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Young & Sons Funeral Home in Perryville, MO.  The funeral mass will be at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Perryville, MO with Father Milton Ryan officiating.  Interment will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Perryville, MO. Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Mary’s Catholic Church or St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church.

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Timothy Michael Holbach of Anna, Illinois, January 22, 1949 – January 13, 2015

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     Mr. Timothy Michael Holbach, age 65 of Anna, died at 7:33 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015 in the Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born January 22, 1949 in Elgin, IL, the son of Robert J. and Isabelle M. Walker Holbach. He married Martha Cunningham on October 16, 1971 in Anna.

     Timothy is survived by his loving wife, Martha Holbach of Anna; one brother, Tony Holbach of Blackpool England; one sister, Marcie (Holbach) Damiani of Elgin; other realties and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

     Timothy was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anna for many years. He was retired from GTE Telephone Company and was a member of IBEW Local 702.

     Funeral mass for Mr. Timothy Michael Holbach will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anna with Father Federico Higuera officiating. Interment will be in the Trinity Cemetery in Anna. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. and until the service hour at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 15, 2015 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Trinity Cemetery. Envelopes will be available at the church and the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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William “B.J.” Hileman of Anna, Illinois, January 18, 1971 – January 11, 2015

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     Mr. William “B.J” Hileman, age 43 of Anna, died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He was born January 18, 1971 in Joliet, the son of Dan P. and Suzanne E. Brookman Hileman.

     B.J. is survived by his three children, Danielle Mrozek of Carbondale, Cassidy Mrozek of Dwight, IL, Harley Hileman of Goreville; parents, Dan P. and Suzanne E. Hileman of Marion; one sister, Rebecca (Patrick) Hileman-Clark of Anna; other relative and friends.

     B.J. was a member of the Anna Church of the Nazarene. He worked as a truck driver for Bowman Oil Company. He was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to fish and go hiking.

     Funeral services for Mr. William “B.J.” Hileman will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, January 16, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Larry Barnhart officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 noon on Friday, January 16, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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William “B.J.” Hileman of Anna, Illinois, November 30, 1999 – January 11, 2015

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Verna Maxine Hickam of Murphysboro, Illinois, November 12, 1918 – January 11, 2015

     Mrs. Verna Maxine Hickam, age 96 of Murphysboro, died at 4:39 a.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015 in the Big Muddy Assisted Living in Murphysboro. She was born November 12, 1918 in Pomona, the daughter of Harry and Edna Smith Noble. She married Glenn A. Hickam on July 1, 1939 in Jackson, MO. He preceded her in death on April 12, 2014.

     Maxine is survived by her three sons, Jerry A. (Charlotte) Hickam, Reginald F. (Mary Lou) Hickam, Edwin D. (Pamela) Hickam; former daughter in law, Nancy Hickam; six grandchildren, Scott A. Hickam, Charles D. Hickam, Brockton Hickam, Amy J. (Hickam) Waltz, Erin L. (Hickam) Hall, and Matthew T. Hickam; eleven great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; nephew, Kendal R. Fuller; niece, Donna (Noble) Willis;; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Glenn A. Hickam; brother, James Riley Noble; and one sister, Hazel Pauline (Noble) Fuller.

     Maxine was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Jerusalem Christian Church in Pomona. She will be remembered as a great mother, cook, hostess and friend. She retired as a cook from the Murphysboro School District #186.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Verna Maxine Hickam will be at 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 15, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Charles Allen officiating. Interment will be in the Murdale Gardens of Memory. Friends may call from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. For those that prefer, memorials may be made to Big Muddy Assisted Living or Celtic Hospice Care. Memorial contributions may be mailed to Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna at P.O. Box 633 Anna, IL 692906. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Frank Joseph Tierney of Cobden, Illinois, November 24, 1911 – December 12, 2014

     Frank Joseph Tierney was born in Youngstown, Ohio November 24, 1911.  He will be buried in Rome City, Indiana, next to his wife, Vera Williams Tierney, who passed in July 1987.

     Frank and Vera moved to Cobden, Illinois in the early 1970′s,

     Frank worked in Civil Construction throughout the Midwest and from Louisiana to Michigan.  His last position was Superintendent of Construction for ET Simonds, and he loved his work.  He also enjoyed having coffee with friends and acquaintances on Sundays.

     He was preceded in death by all of his siblings William, Robert and Elizabeth Millikin Franco.   He will be remembered as a wonderful friend and Uncle, that kept himself young at heart and of mind.  He was a great source of history for his nieces and nephews; among those are James Millikin, William Tierney, Linda Potee Hatfield, Adele Tierney Reid and Lynn Tierney.  We would like to make a special mention for Juanita Ollis Murrie, a longtime friend who also preceded Frank, her niece Darbi Rash and her husband Tom Rash of East Amherst, New York.

     According to Frank’s wishes, he will be cremated. Graveside services will be in the Orange Cemetery in Rome City, IN and will be announced at a later date.

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Alton “Al” Mansfield of Metropolis, Illinois, April 10, 1948 – January 9, 2015

     Mr. Alton “Al” Mansfield, age 66 of Metropolis, died at 4:01 a.m., Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Massac County Hospital in Metropolis.  Al was born on April 10, 1948 in Elkins, West Virginia, the son of Alton “AJ” and Opal Elaine (Huelson) Mansfield.  He was united in marriage to Peggy Holloway on January 6, 2003 in Metropolis.

     Al is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Mansfield of Metropolis; his mother, Opal Elaine Mansfield of Anna; his children, Michael (Tina) Mansfield of Laramie, WY; Hayley (Matt) Strauss of Green River, WY; Michelle (Tony) Hager of Casper, WY; Holly (Coltin) Blau of  Rock Springs, WY; two stepsons, Heath (Des) Williams of Roosevelt, UT and Scott Williams of San Diego, CA; ; seventeen grandchildren; two brothers, Joe (Trish) Mansfield of Green River, WY and Tommy (Pauline) Mansfield of Metropolis; two sisters, Wanda (Jim) Honey of Anna; Donna Thompson of Cobden; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Harold Mansfield.

          Al proudly served in the United States Air Force.  He was a member of the Shriners and also a Mason.  Al was the co-owner of the Frank-Farmer Chevrolet Dealership.

          Funeral services for Mr. Alton “Al” Mansfield will be conducted on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.  Friends may call at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at 1:00 p.m. Masonic services will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital or the Wounded Warrior Project.  Memorial envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

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Archie Lee McMahan of Anna, Illinois, August 18, 1934 – January 8, 2015

     Mr. Archie Lee McMahan, age 80 of Anna, died at 12:52 p.m. Thursday, January 8, 2015 in Anna. He was born August 18, 1934 in Wolf Lake, the son of Merritt Estin and Beulah E. Bittle McMahan. He married Roberta Thorne on June 21, 1955 in Sunnyland, IL. and were happily married for 57 years. She preceded him in death on June 8, 2013.

     Archie is survived by his two sons, Stephen McMahan and John Douglas (DeNeille) McMahan all of Anna; three grandchildren, Merritt McMahan, J.D. (Crystal) McMahan, Whitney Bickings; one great grandchild, Kayleigh Elizabeth McMahan; two sisters, Patricia (Donald) Schlenker of Jonesboro, Vickie (Gary) Sadler of Cape Girardeau, MO; one brother, Joe McMahan of Anna; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Roberta McMahan; infant brother, Merritt Junior McMahan; sister and brother in law, Mildred and Charles Gardner.

     Archie was a member of the First Christian Church in Anna. He farmed and was an over the road truck driver for Bunny Bread. He was a member of the Anna Masonic Lodge #520 and the Anna Kiwanis Club. Archie loved mowing and gardening. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

     Funeral services for Mr. Archie Lee McMahan will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 11, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Dee Armes officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 10, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Masonic rites will be conducted at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in Anna. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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