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Waymon Eugene Belcher of Wolf Lake, Illinois died on April 25, 2015

Francis E. "Hoss" Bradley of Anna, Illinois died on April 20, 2015

Lena "Jane" Emery of Indianapolis, Indiana died on April 23, 2015

Mary E. Hodges of Woodstock, Illinois died on April 23, 2015

Ella Mae Haase of Anna, Illinois, April 4, 1925 – December 27, 2014

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     Mrs. Ella Mae Haase, age 89 of Anna, died at 5:00 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014 in the Jonesboro Rehab and Health Care Center. She was born April 4, 1925 in Anna, the daughter of Leo K. and Mabel Brown Bernhard. She married John Martin Haase Jr. on April 26, 1947 in Jonesboro. He preceded her in death on May 30, 2009.

     Ella is survived by her son, John Martin III (Barb) Haase of Dongola; daughter, Karen Ruth Toler of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Melissa (Nathan) Corbit and Sean Haase; one great-grandchild on the way; one sister, Maxine (Ron) Ellis of Jonesboro; one sister in law, Lois Haase of Palos Heights, IL; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Martin Haase Jr. and one sister, Gladys Bernhard and one brother in law, Bill Haase.

     Ella was a 1942 graduate of Anna Jonesboro Community High School. She was a member of the Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna.

     Ella owned and operated a mobile home park in Eagle River Wisconsin for many years.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mae Haase will be at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Pastor Kathy Montira and Bill Littrell officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Shirley Powles of Jonesboro, Illinois, March 26, 1932 – December 26, 2014

     Mrs. Shirley Powles, age 82 of Jonesboro, died Friday, December 26, 2014 in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born March 26, 1932 in Dongola, the daughter of Herman and Mary E. Karraker Penninger. She married Corlis R. “Cotton” Powles on March 5, 1949 in Oceola, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on November 4, 2004.

     Shirley is survived by her sister, Kay (David) Rothchild; one brother, Rodney Clements; nieces and nephews, Mike Harvel, Beth Harvel, Kim Collins, Mary Rothchild Adams, Scott Rothchild and families, Marita Weaver, Randall, Roy and Joe Hogue and families; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Corlis R. “Cotton” Powles; brothers, Bill and Bob Penninger; sister, June Harvel; two nephews, Brad Penninger and Colter Frey.

     Shirley was a member of the First Christian Church in Anna. She was retired from Choate Mental Health as a Social Worker. Shirley was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Anna Chapter #522.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Powles will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Bill Littrell officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 29, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. The Eastern Star service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in Anna, the St. John’s Cemetery or the Eastern Star Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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Charles “Waylon” Heckes of Wolf Lake, Illinois, June 9, 1941 – December 25, 2014

     Mr. Charles “Waylon” Heckes, age 73, died Thursday, December 25th, 2014 at 4:15 p.m. at his home in Wolf Lake. Charles was born June 9, 1941 in Anna, the son of George and Minnie Geneva Frogge Heckes. He married Judith Burke on February 10, 1967 in Jonesboro.

     Charles was a railroad mechanic for 20 years and also worked at Illini Ready Mix. He proudly served his country in the U.S Army.

     Charles is survived by his loving wife, Judith Heckes of Wolf Lake; two daughters, Lisa Hileman, of Jonesboro, Dea Ann Thompson and fiancé Eric Henry Boner of Ware; six grandchildren, Kyle Bond and fiancé Nicole, Brandie (Jimmy) Watkins, Maddison Thompson, Jesika Butler and fiancé Quentin, Dalton Mayberry, Tyler Hileman; four great-grandchildren, Chevy Watkins, Quanya Townsend, Morgan Bond, Juillian Bond; one brother, Roger Dale Heckes of Granite City. He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Melissa Anna Falkenburry.

     Funeral services for Mr. Charles “Waylon” Heckes will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Paul Mayberry officiating. Interment will be in the Walker Hill Cemetery in Grand Tower, IL. 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. Friends may call from 4 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 29, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Harry Joe Reynolds of Olive Branch, Illinois, September 8, 1936 – December 19, 2014

     Harry Joe Reynolds, a lifelong resident of Southern Illinois, died Friday, December 19th after a short fight with an uncurable cancer.  He died in the company of his loving family.

     Harry, the younger son of William and Carriebell Reynolds, was raised in Dupo.  He served an enlistment with the Marine Corps, where he spent time overseas with an artillery unit and played for the Marine Corps’ football team.  After leaving the Corps, he attended Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where he walked on to the football team and played for one season.

     Harry spent 30 years with the Alton and Southern Railroad, where he worked as a switchman.  Harry also worked as a laborer on many projects in the Saint Louis area, including the construction of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge.  He was active in the United Transportation Union and the laborers union in Monroe County.

     Harry helped bring varsity football to Waterloo High School and coached the team in their first season.  His true passion,however, was waterfowl hunting.  Harry spent a lifetime hunting ducks and geese and conserving waterfowl habitat.  He was a 40-year sponsor of Ducks Unlimited.

     In addition to his older brother, Bill, Harry is survived by his wife of 55 years, Margaret, his sons Bret and H.J. and his daughter, Dawn.  He was preceded in death by his youngest daughter, Sue.

     Harry donated his body to medical research, and will be remembered at a memorial service in Olive Branch in the spring.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

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Dianne Reppert of Anna, Illinois, September 6, 1946 – December 25, 2014

Dianne Reppert, 68, of Anna, passed away on Thursday, December 25, 2014, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau.

Dianne was born on September 6, 1946, in Carbondale, the daughter of Alfonzo and Opal Casper.

She married Jerry L. Reppert on June 16, 1968, in Anna.

Dianne was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna. She was a 1964 graduate of Dongola High School and a 1966 graduate of the Cape Girardeau Business School.

She was the circulation manager for Reppert Publications for nearly 40 years. She was the former publisher of the Tri-County Record newspaper in Dongola.

Dianne was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved being outdoors. She had a passion for animals. She leaves behind her beagle, Dunn.

Her lifelong favorite sport was fishing. With her husband, Jerry, she was co-owner of Reppert Charters, based in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Survivors include her husband, Jerry, of Anna; two daughters, Shannon and her husband, Mark, of Jackson, Missouri, and Tyra and her husband, Bryan, of Cape Girardeau; three grandchildren, Matthew and  Emily of Jackson, Missouri, and Alexandra of Cape Girardeau; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alfonzo and Opal Casper.

Visitation for Dianne will be from 3 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Funeral services for Dianne will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 29, 2014 in the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna. The Rev. Jonathan Whitley, pastor of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna, will officiate. Burial will be in the Anna City Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Southeast Hospice in Cape Girardeau or to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna and at the Church.

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Lucille M. O’Daniell of Jonesboro, Illinois, November 13, 1925 – December 22, 2014

     Mrs. Lucille M. O’Daniell, age 89 of Jonesboro, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday, December 22, 2014 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born November 13, 1925 in Ware, the daughter of Sylvester and Grace F. Hoover Morse. She married Albert O’Daniell on March 13, 1943 in Jackson, Missouri. He preceded her in death on January 25, 1995.

     Lucille is survived by her son, Carrell O’Daniell of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Scott (Kim) O’Daniell of Waterloo, Renee (Tim) Brimm of Anna; six great grandchildren, Stephanie (Jason) Joles, Dustin Brimm, Kristen Brimm, Ryan (Robin) O’Daniell, Nicholas O’Daniell (Amanda Fausz), Jacob O’Daniell; three great-great grandchildren, Rayne O’Daniell, Vayda Joles, and Amelia O’Daniell; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Albert O’Daniell; one sister, Mary Johnson; and two brothers, Richard and Leroy Morse.

     Lucille was a member of the Church of Christ in Anna.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille M. O’Daniell will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 28, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with John Shelton officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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Robert D. DeHoet of Murphysboro, Illinois, October 8, 1954 – December 18, 2014

     Mr. Robert D. DeHoet, age 60 of Murphysboro, died at 10:57 a.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at his home. He was born October 8, 1954 in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Leonard and Yvonne Stone DeHoet. He married Charlene Evans on May 28, 1983 in Iowa City, Iowa.

     Robert is survived by his loving wife, Charlene DeHoet of Murphysboro;  two children, Ariana and Claire DeHoet; two grandchildren; one sister, Lisa Siegrist; two brothers, Jeff and John DeHoet; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

     Robert was a member of the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Carbondale for many years. He received his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. Robert was the director of Education at Southern Illinois University Museum in Carbondale. He was a member of the American Association of Museums and the Museum Education Association.

     Memorial services for Mr. Robert D. DeHoet will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 22, 2014 in the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church located at 402 West Mill Street in Carbondale with the very Rev. Mother Kathryn Jeffrey officiating. Friends are asked to go directly to the church. Interment will be in the Winchester City Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Andrew’s Church Catechesis Program or the Arts Education Festival, payable to the S.I.U. Foundation. Envelopes will be available at the church and the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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Marilyn Talaga of Dongola, Illlinois, September 19, 1939 – December 19, 2014

     Mrs. Marilyn Talaga, age 75 of Dongola, died at 3:50 a.m. Friday, December 19, 2014 at her home. She was born September 19, 1939 in Chicago, the daughter of Robert and Mary Margaret Kenny Milton. She married Stan J. Talaga on July 22, 1963 in Jeffersonville, IN.

     Marilyn is survived by her three children, Mike Talaga, Cindy (Roger) Beauchamp and Tracy Sparrow all of Dongola; six grandchildren, Jessica Schneider-Koenig, Ericka Talaga, Becky Schneider, Melissa Talaga, Megan Talaga, Mya Sparrow; three step-grandchildren, Cara, Melissa and Josh Beauchamp; four great grandchidlren, James, Isaak, Hannah and Jamison; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Stan J. Talaga; and one brother, Robert Peterson.

     According to her wishes, Mrs. Marilyn Talaga will be cremated. 

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Charles R. “Charlie” Haire of Anna, Illinois, July 21, 1936 – December 15, 2014

     Mr. Charles R. “Charlie” Haire, age 78 of Anna, died at 8:55 a.m. Monday, December 15, 2014 in the Regional One Health in Memphis, Tennessee. He was born July 21, 1936 in Cobden, the son of John R. and Lydia Trees Haire. He married Patricia A. “Pat” Millis on June 30, 1957 in Anna. She preceded him in death on January 3, 2011.

     Charlie is survived by his three daughters, Diane (Tracy) Kirby of Goreville, Lisa (Tommy) Page of Chester, Kathy (Pete) Connelly of Southaven, MS; one son, Charles W. (Courtney) Haire of Anna; ten grandchildren, Adam (Connie) Kirby, Scott Kirby, Mandy Page, Amy (Aaron) Eggemeyer, Ashley Page, Sean and Kyle Connelly, Wade, Chris and Ryan Haire; three great-grandchildren, Cooper, Emma and Zane Eggemeyer; three sisters, Vera Colboth of Anna, Maye Stout and Faye Eaves both of Buncombe; one brother Lowell Haire of Elgin; other relative and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Pat Haire; three brothers and two sisters.

     Charlie was retired from Bunny Bread. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

     Funeral services for Mr. Charles R. “Charlie” Haire will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, December 20, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Jimmy Keller officiating. Entombment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 20, 2014 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna-Jonesboro Baseball Team. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Virginia Cora Ayers Barrass of Harrisburg, Illinois, September 6, 1918 – December 15, 2014

     Mrs. Virginia C. Ayers Barrass, age 96 of Harrisburg died at 4:27 pm Monday, December 15, 2014 at the Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg. She was born September 6, 1918 in Mill Creek to Claude and Effie Goodman Heilig. She first married Virden Ayers on July 19, 1938 in Mantino, and later married Thomas Barrass in 1978 in Saline County.

     Virginia is survived by her nieces, Vicki (Tom) Fox of Carrier Mills, Linda Donaldson of Marion; nephews, Michael and Wardie Heilig both of Marion; great niece, Angie (Larry) Henk of Harrisburg; great-great niece & nephews, Anniston, Austin and Brandon Henk. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one sister and brother in law, Faye and Gwen Owen; one brother and sister in law, Ward and Jane Heileg.

     Virginia was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Harrisburg. She was retired after thirty five years of service from the Elgin Mental Health Center in Elgin, IL.

     Graveside services for Mrs. Virginia C. Ayers Barrass will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014 in the Jonesboro Cemetery with Pastor Christine Cunningham officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available at the cemetery and the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home.

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