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Carroll G. Belcher of Anna, Illinois died on April 5, 2014

Ernest L. Boyd of Anna, Illinois died on April 5, 2014

Carrol Grammer of Makanda, Illinois died on April 17, 2014

Glenn Austin Hickam of Murphysboro, Illinois died on April 12, 2014

Mildred Earline Matthews of Anna, Illinois died on April 17, 2014

Beverly C. Moreland of Jonesboro, Illinois died on April 8, 2014

James H. "Jimmy" Morrison of Anna, Illinois died on April 12, 2014

Linda Jo Sturgeon of Anna, Illinois died on April 11, 2014

Edna Eva Tellor of Alto Pass, Illinois died on April 11, 2014

George E. Fitch of Anna, Illinois, January 15, 1924 – November 13, 2013

     Mr. George E. Fitch, age 89 of Anna, formerly of Wolf Lake, died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born January 15, 1924 in Makanda, the son of Edwin Bryden and Effie Lockard Fitch. He married Geraldine Hess on July 10, 1945 in Osceola, Arkansas. She preceded him in death on February 19, 2011.

     George is survived by his daughter, Nancy (John) Blandford of Red Bud; one cousin, Jim (Patricia) Fitch of Detroit, MI; nieces and nephews, Sam (Betsy) Hess of Anna, Dianna (Denny) Wilson of Dongola, Derrel (Janet) Whiteside of Thompsonville, Kathy (Steve) Lay of Ozark; great nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Geraldine Fitch.

     George was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Anna. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during WWII. George was a farmer for many years and drove a bus for the Shawnee School District for 41 years.

     Funeral services for Mr. George E. Fitch will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, November 15, 2013 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Pastor E. James Rivett officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Graveside military honors 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 after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 noon at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Kenneth Wayne Frick of Joensboro, Illinois, July 18, 1923 – November 10, 2013

     Mr. Kenneth Wayne Frick, age 90 of Jonesboro, died at 11:05 a.m. Sunday, November 10, 2013 in the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Anna. He was born July 18, 1923 in Jonesboro, the son of Dan and Doris Ferrell Frick. He married Irma Jean Myers on January 19, 1947 in Osceola, Arkansas.

     Kenneth is survived by his loving wife, Irma Frick of Jonesboro; one son, Kenneth W. Jr. (Nicole) Frick of Anna; four daughters, Linda (David) Parks of Jonesboro, Karen (Larry) Martin of Evansville, IN, Rebecca (Bruce) Trammel of Noblesville, IN, Kimberly (Dan) Brames of Franklin, TN; twelve grandchildren, Maria Bridgeman, John Parks, Rebekah Plott, Michael Martin, Michelle Willis, Adam Trammel, Michael Trammel, Alexandra Frick, Aiden Frick, Andersyn Frick, Megan DeVries, Annie Brames; seventeen, great grandchildren; four sisters, Jean Graham of Anna, Martha Wiley of Peoria, , Pat (Maurie) Farris of Morton, Sue (Don) Choate of Jonesboro; one sister in law, Shirley Frick of Creve Coeur; one brother in law, Orval Vancil of Cape Girardeau, MO; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Herman, Bon and Don Frick; five sisters, Pauline Bittle, Vivian Ellis, Anita Bittle, Janis Appel and Marilyn Vancil.

      Kenneth was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Anna. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during World War II as a Surgical Technician in the 133rd Evacuation Hospital, European Theater.

      Kenneth worked a carpenter in Union County. He and his wife owned and operated K & I Sporting Goods in Jonesboro for many years and was an avid gardener.

      Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Wayne Frick will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Pastor Bob Dover and Rev. Les Sinks officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Graveside military honors will be conducted by the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. and the Illinois Army National Guard Military Honors Team of Marion. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Anna, First Baptist Church in Anna or T.I.P. Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

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Dorothy M. “Dot” Fuller of Jonesboro, Illinois, May 9, 1940 – November 10, 2013

     Mrs. Dorothy M. “Dot” Fuller, age 73 of Jonesboro, passed away peacefully at 8:32 a.m. Sunday, November 10, 2013 at her home in Jonesboro. She was born May 9, 1940 in Anna, the daughter of William Harrison and Wanda Adams Barlow. She married Jim Fuller on February 21, 1959 in Anna.

     Dot is survived by her loving husband, Jim Fuller of Jonesboro; two sons, Brad Lee Fuller of St. Louis, Missouri, Stanley (Cheryl) Fuller of Jonesboro; three grandchildren, Joshua Fuller of Carbondale, Noah Fuller and Hannah Fuller both of Jonesboro; one sister, Brenda (Dana) Lute of Freeport, Florida; two sisters in law, Eloise Lindsey of Harrisburg and Norma Fuller of Anna; many cousins; nieces; nephews; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, William and Larry Barlow and in laws, Robart and Vergie Fuller.

     Together with her husband Jim, they started Jim & Dot’s Shoe and Western Wear Store in Anna. They worked side by side for over 48 years. Dot was always known for her bright smile and her ability to never forget a customer. She welcomed everyone who ever entered their store and made sure they received personal attention.

     Dot was an avid St. Louis Cardinal’s fan. She dearly loved her grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. She will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy M. “Dot” Fuller will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Minister Gene Crosser officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Luberdia Jean Ayers of Anna, Illinois, August 8, 1935 – November 9, 2013

     Mrs. Luberdia Jean Ayers, age 78 of Anna, died at 5:55 a.m. Saturday, November 9, 2013 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born August 8, 1935 in Alto Pass, the daughter of Louie and Ida May Rhodes Turner. She married Mathis Hoyle “Hat” Ayers on April 1, 1956 in Corinth, Mississippi.

     Jean is survived by her husband Mathis Hoyle “Hat” Ayers of Anna; four sons, Sheldon Hoyle Ayers of Anna, Michael Leroy (Debbie) Ayers of Jonesboro, Wayne Kermit Ayers of Jonesboro, James Mathis (Daelia) Ayers of Lick Creek; grandchildren, Dennis Ayers, Crystal Leigh, Angela (Dustin) Ray, Brandy Shelton, Dustin Ayers, Jaden Ayers; great grandchildren, Brittanie Ray, Lillian Ray, Logan Ray, Aubrie Ray, Richard Leigh, Trevor Leigh; brothers, Donald Turner of Jonesboro and Kenneth Turner of Marseilles; cousins; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and four sisters, Birdie Ayers, Anna Lee Trexler, Mildred Simms and Zelda Redman.

     Jean was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the Anna Moose Lodge. She was retired from the Florshiem Shoe Company after 26 years of service.

     Jean worked hard all her life to provide the best she could for all she knew, she spent her final days relaxing in her recliner enjoying Matlock, God bless you, your loving family.

     The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at the Union County Hospital and the Union County Ambulance Service.

          A memorial service for Mrs. Luberdia Jean Ayers will be from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 in the V.F.W. in Anna. Family and friends are asked to come and celebrate Jean’s Life.

“Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret ANYTHING that makes you smile!” –Mark Twain

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Mildred H McRaven of Anna, Illinois, November 17, 1921 – November 6, 2013

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         Mrs. Mildred H. McRaven, age 91 of Anna, died at 5:35 pm, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at the Union County Hospital in Anna.  She was born on November 17, 1921 in McClure, the daughter of Jess and Lula Rhymer.  Mildred was united in marriage to Mac McRaven on July 27, 1941 in Jackson, Missouri.  They were happily married for over fifty-five years.  Mac preceded her in death on September 17, 1996.

          Mildred was a member of the Gospel Kingdom Church in Anna.

          Mildred is survived by two sons, Doyle McRaven and Glen McRaven both of Jonesboro; five grandchildren, Bob Meirindorf, Joey (Martha) McRaven, Sherri (Russell) Hileman, Cindy Cain and Peter McRaven; six great-grandchildren, Josh Hileman, Amy Glasco, Ashley Taylor, Alex McRaven, Brach Benefield and Brett Benefield; eight great-great-grandchildren, Brad, Eli, Emma, Jayden, Caroline, Drake, Leigha and Isaac, other relatives and many friends.  Mildred was preceded in death by one son, Wayne McRaven; five brothers and three sisters.

          Funeral services for Mrs. Mildred H. McRaven will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with the Rev. Bon Reynolds officiating.  Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery.  Friends may call from 1:00 pm until the funeral hour at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Gospel Kingdom Church.  Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Wardell Barnhart of Anna, Illinois, December 9, 1929 – November 4, 2013

     Mr. Wardell Barnhart, age 84 of Anna, died at 6:30 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2013 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born December 9, 1928 in Mill Creek, the son of Cletus and Selma Clyde Dillow Barnhart. He married Alta B. Karraker on October 1, 1948 in Jonesboro. She preceded him in death on March 24, 2005.

     Wardell is survived by his children, Jim (Karen) Barnhart of Sikeston, MO, Larry (Judie) Barnhart of Anna, Cathy (Jack) White of Springfield, MO, David (Kristi) Barnhart of Anna; seven grandchildren, Micheal (Wendy) Barnhart, Amy (David) Miller, Jessica Barnhart, Amanda (Craig) McClellan, Kari Barnhart, Jennifer (Gary) Flowers, Mark Barnhart; seven great grandchildren, Kara, Jayden, Noah, Julian, Logan, Lalah, and Garrison; three brothers, Wayne (Louise) Barnhart of Louisville, KY, Doyle (Charlotte) Barnhart of Chester, and Caroll (Janet) Barnhart of Cape Girardeau, MO; one brother in law, Kent Karraker of Dongola; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Alta B. Barnhart; brothers and sisters, Leroy, Weldon, and Clifton Barnhart, sisters Wanda Goodman, Shirley Keener, Cathleen Messamore, and one infant sister.  

     Wardell was a member of the Anna Church of Christ for many years. He worked for Bunny Bread and Lewis Bakery. He proudly served his country in the United States Army.

     Funeral services for Mr. Wardell Barnhart will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, 2013 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Church of Christ Building Fund. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Carolyn Sue Cash of Anna, Illinois, January 31, 1930 – November 3, 2013

     Mrs. Carolyn Sue Cash, age 83 of Anna, died at 1:00 a.m. Sunday, November 3, 2013 in the Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was born January 31, 1930 in Marion, the daughter of Ralph and Eva Harris Travelstead. She married William David “Woody” Cash Jr. on March 15, 1947 in Marion. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1996.

    Carolyn is survived by one daughter, Cindy (George) Magaletta of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; one son Rod Sr. (Menda) Cash of Jonesboro; three grandchildren, Tammy (Keith) Johnson, Rodney Jr. (Amy) Cash and Jenny (Jason) Sadler all of Jonesboro; seven great grandchildren, Lauren and Logan Johnson, Taylor and Austin Cash, Ally and Abby Williams and Jenna Sadler; one brother, Jerry (Barb) Travelstead of Marion; one nephew, Jeff Travelstead; one niece Camilla (Ryan) Avery; one great nephew, Ty Avery; one great niece, Carly Jo Avery; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband “Woody Cash”.

    Carolyn was a member of the First Baptist Church in Anna for 48 years. She served the Lord in her church in many ways, one being the Media Librarian for 43 years.

    Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Sue Cash will be held privately. Interment will be in the Odd Fellow cemetery in Marion. Memorial contributions may be made to the Media Library at the First Baptist Church in Anna. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

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Susanne M. Stell of Anna, Illinois, October 9, 1953 – October 28, 2013

     Ms. Susanne M. Stell, age 60 of Anna, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2013 at her home in Anna. She was born October 9, 1953 in Chicago, the daughter of Kinneth and Elizabeth Butt Stell.

     Susanne is survived by one daughter, Tina Guarisco of Bridgeport; two sons, Gus Stell and Robert Stell all of Anna; four grandchildren; three sisters, Janette Stell of Fortworth, Texas, Denise Ostrowski of Worth, Illinois, Theresa Franklin of Goreville; one brother, Mike Stell of Chicago; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

     According to her wishes, Ms. Susanne M. Stell will be cremated. Memorial services will be at a later date.

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Susanne M. Stelle of Anna, Illinois, October 9, 1953 – October 28, 2013

     Mrs. Susanne M. Stell, age 60 of Anna, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2013 at her home in Anna. She was born October 9, 1953 in Chicago, the daughter of Kinneth and Elizabeth Butt Stell.

     Susanne is survived by one daughter, Tina Guarisco of Bridgeport; two sons, Gus Stell and Robert Stell all of Anna; four grandchildren; three sisters, Janette Stell of Fortworth, Texas, Denise Ostrowski of Worth, Illinois, Theresa Franklin of Goreville; one brother, Mike Stell of Chicago; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

     According to her wishes, Mrs. Susanne M. Stell will be cremated. Memorial services will be at a later date.

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Susanne M. Stelle of Anna, Illinois, January 1, 1970 – October 28, 2013

     Mrs. Susanne M. Stell, age 60 of Anna, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2013 at her home in Anna. She was born October 9, 1953 in Chicago, the daughter of Kinneth and Elizabeth Butt Stell.

     Susanne is survived by one daughter, Tina Guarisco of Bridgeport; two sons, Gus Stell and Robert Stell all of Anna; four grandchildren; three sisters, Janette Stell of Fortworth, Texas, Denise Ostrowski of Worth, Illinois, Theresa Franklin of Goreville; one brother, Mike Stell of Chicago; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

     According to her wishes, Mrs. Susanne M. Stell will be cremated. Memorial services will be at a later date.

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