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Ethel Mae Blunt of Cobden, Illinois died on May 21, 2016

Sue (Lockard) Brimm of Springfield, Illinois died on May 20, 2016

Thomas N Greenwood of Jonesboro, Illinois died on May 11, 2016

Mary Ruth Lessar of Tamms, Illinois died on May 16, 2016

Johnny Ray "Bam Bam" New of Cobden, Illinois died on May 22, 2016

Mable Margaret Smith of Jonesboro, Illinois died on May 17, 2016

Doris Elizabeth West of Marion, Illinois died on May 18, 2016


James Albert Dillow of Wichita, KS formerly of Jonesboro, IL, April 11, 1918 – December 1, 2015

 

Mr. James Albert Dillow, age 97 of Wichita, Kansas, formerly of Jonesboro, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in the Catholic Care Memory Care in Wichita, Kansas. He was born April 11, 1918 in Jonesboro, the son of Oliver and Elsa Keller Dillow. He married Lorene Wright on May 9, 1940. She preceded him in death on August 12, 2003.

        James is survived by his two sons Lloyd (Rebecca) Dillow of Wichita, KS and Leland Dillow of Laurel, MS; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorene Dillow; two brothers, Carl Dillow and Lester Dillow; and one sister, Freda Craft.

        Funeral services for Mr. James Albert Dillow will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Mike Turner officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

James Albert Dillow of Wichita, Kansas, April 11, 1918 – December 1, 2015

Mr. James Albert Dillow, age 97 of Wichita, Kansas, formerly of Jonesboro, died at 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in the Catholic Care Memory Care in Wichita, Kansas. He was born April 11, 1918 in Jonesboro, the son of Oliver and Elsa Keller Dillow. He married Lorene Wright. She preceded him in death in 2005.

        James is survived by his two sons Lloyd (Rebecca) Dillow of Wichita, KS and Leland Dillow of Laurel, MS; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lorene Dillow; two brothers, Carl Dillow and Lester Dillow; and one sister, Freda Craft.

        Funeral services for Mr. James Albert Dillow will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Mike Turner officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Lisa Marie Whitehead of Jonesboro, IL, October 12, 1961 – December 2, 2015

Mrs. Lisa Marie Whitehead, age 54 of Jonesboro, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at her home. She was born October 12, 1961 in Cairo, the daughter of Robert Jean and Rosalie Marie Bartsch Minton. She married James “Jim” Whitehead on January 21, 1984 in the Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro.

        Lisa is survived by her husband, Jim Whitehead of Jonesboro; two sons, Brian and Alan Whitehead both of Jonesboro; step-mother, June Minton of Marion; brother and sisters- in-law, Tom, Sally and Opal; children of Lewis Minton Jr. and Joyce Daws; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; aunts and uncles, Marjorie (Bill) Kirkpatrick, and Lewis Minton Jr. and Joyce Daws.

        Lisa was a member of the Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna. She worked in Human Resources at Choate Mental Health and the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Anna until her retirement. She loved people and liked helping those in need. Lisa had many friends and she will be dearly missed.

        Funeral services for Mrs. Lisa Marie Whitehead will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Pastor Dennis Scoville officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015 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.

John A. Brewer of Anna, IL, September 17, 1948 – November 29, 2015

Mr. John A. Brewer, age 67 of Anna, died at 4:13 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2015 at his home. He was born September 17, 1948 in Carbondale, the son of Clyde Everett and Catherine (Riechart) Brewer.

          John is survived by his wife, Nadine Brewer of Anna; one brother, Clyde Wayne (Lois) Brewer of Goreville; two sisters, Helen Janet (Gary) Morrison of Goreville, and Karen (Lee) Boner of Lake of Egypt; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and nephew, Jimmy Morrison.

          John attended Southern Illinois Country Church. He was a member of Local 143 Plasterers and Cement Masons, and was a member of the Union County Coon Club.

          Funeral services for Mr. John A. Brewer will be at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Ken Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Goreville. Friends may call after 10:00 and until the service hour at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, December 2, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Donna June Morse of Anna, Illinois, April 20, 1944 – November 25, 2015

Mrs. Donna June Morse, age 71 of Anna, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in the Jonesboro Rehab & Healthcare Center. She was born April 20, 1944 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, the daughter of Henry and Frances June (Cantrell) Johnson. She married Fred L. Morse Sr. and together they shared thirty-seven years of marriage.

        Donna is survived by her loving husband, Fred L. Morse Sr. of Anna; children, Freddy Morse Jr., Felicia Morse, Sylvester (Shirley) Morse, Chester Morse, and Johnnie Morse all of Anna; grandchildren, Cardie, Donna Mae, Memphis Paige, Ben, Chase, Dexter, Seara, Lucas, Freddy III, Alexis, Mya, Sylvester Jr., and Logan; special friends, Tanya, Stephanie, Thomas, Gwen, Peggy D. and Janeane; beloved pets, Sissy and Sassy; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, John Henry Morse.

        Donna loved reading, her favorite hobby was working crossword puzzles. The most important thing in her life was her kids and grandchildren, she would always say to them, goodnight, love you, and God bless you.

        Funeral services for Mrs. Donna J. Morse will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Susan Middleton officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

    

Donna J Morse of Anna, Illinois, April 20, 1944 – November 25, 2015

Mrs. Donna June Morse, age 71 of Anna, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2015 in the Jonesboro Rehab & Healthcare Center. She was born April 20, 1944 in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, the daughter of Henry and Frances June (Cantrell) Johnson. She married Fred L. Morse Sr. and together they shared thirty-seven years of marriage.

        Donna is survived by her loving husband, Fred L. Morse Sr. of Anna; children, Freddy Morse Jr., Felicia Morse, Sylvester (Shirley) Morse, Chester Morse, and Johnnie Morse all of Anna; grandchildren, Cardie, Donna Mae, Memphis Paige, Ben, Chase, Dexter, Seara, Lucas, Freddy III, Alexis, Mya, Sylvester Jr., and Logan; special friends, Tanya, Stephanie, Thomas, Gwen, Peggy D. and Janeane; beloved pets, Sissy and Sassy; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one son, John Henry Morse.

        Donna loved reading, her favorite hobby was working crossword puzzles. The most important thing in her life was her kids and grandchildren, she would always say to them, goodnight, love you, and God bless you.

        Funeral services for Mrs. Donna J. Morse will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Susan Middleton officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

    

Abram Allen Norton of Anna, IL, March 12, 1935 – November 24, 2015

Mr. Abe Norton, age 80 of Anna, passed away at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday, November 24, 2015 holding hands with his wife, surrounded by his family. He was born March 12, 1935 in Anna, the son of Don Carlos and Edna Mae (Hartline) Norton. He married JoAnn Pirtle on March 22, 1958 in Corinth, Mississippi.

          Abe is survived by his loving wife, JoAnn Pirtle Norton of Anna; daughter, Cindy (Gene) Hammer of Jonesboro; sons, Steve (Kim) Norton of McKinney, TX, Chris (Christy) Norton of Cookeville, TN, Grandchildren, Sara (John) Schmitz, Austin (Sabrina) Norton, Jared & Ethan Norton, Alexa (Ryne) Gipson; great-granddaughters, Alyssa Schmitz and Ellie Norton; brother in law, Jerry Pirtle of Ozark, IL; niece and nephew, Amanda Pirtle and John Pirtle; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister in law, Marjorie Vinson Pirtle.

          Loving, affectionate, dependable, encouraging and a man of his faith describes Abe. He was a farmer, and truck driver, driving over one million miles over the road. He was a cook at Choate Mental Health for seventeen years before retirement. He served his country in the United States Army peace time reserves.

          He was a longtime member of the Kiwanis and an elder of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna. He served in Men’s Life, men’s Sunday school class and the men’s coffee “group” at the Burger King in Anna. He attended General Assembly EPC over the years in several states.

          Abe was most proud of his children and grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

          Funeral services for Mr. Abram Allen “Abe” Norton will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass with Rev. Jonathan Whitley and Paul Tirey officiating. Interment will be in the Alto Pass Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass. In lieu of flowers, at Abe’s request, memorial contributions may be made to the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church Building Fund or Celtic Ho Hospice. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass.

 

 

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Abram Allen Norton of Anna, IL, March 12, 2016 – November 24, 2015

Sharon Marie Newberry of Anna, IL, May 24, 1947 – November 23, 2015

           Sharon M. Newberry, age 68 of Anna, died at 9:34 p.m., Monday November 23, 2015 at the Union County Hospital in Anna.  Sharon was born on May 24, 1947, the daughter of Jesse and Dorothy (Cheeks) Stogner.  She was united in marriage to Bobby Dean Newberry, Sr. on June 1, 1968 in Anna.  He preceded her in death on July 7, 2013.

            Sharon was a member of the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church.

 

            Sharon is survived by her children; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

 

            Graveside funeral services will be held at 11:30 am, Friday November 27, 2015 at the Anna City Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Fear officiating.  Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery.  Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to P.A.W.S.  Envelopes will be available at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna and at the Anna City Cemetery.

Frederick L. Gates of Anna, Illinois, September 1, 1922 – November 17, 2015

 

 

         Mr. Frederick L. Gates, age 93 of Anna, formerly of Springfield, died at 3:56 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2015 in the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Anna. He was born September 1, 1922 in Carrier Mills, the son of Walter R. and Blanche Probasco Gates. He married Charlene Wing on October 27, 1944 in Harrisburg. She preceded him in death on February 8, 2013.

 

         Frederick is survived by his two daughters, Pamela (Larry) Van Alstine of Chatham and Marilyn (Mike) Meisenheimer of Jonesboro; three grandchildren, Lee (Christina) Van Alstine of Cape Girardeau, MO, Lindsay (Casey) Johnson, Lance (Danyelle) Meisenheimer all of Jonesboro; seven great grandchildren, Alexa, Madison, Kai, and Bryn Van Alstine, Landon and Reese Lofton, and Eva Meisenheimer; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Charlene Gates; and one sister, Mary Ann Dorrough.

 

         Frederick was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Springfield. He was retired from the Insurance Industry as a Regional Sales Manager. He enjoyed woodworking in his free time.

 

         Graveside funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2015 in the Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg with Bill Littrell officiating. Interment will be in the Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 2015 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Girard Methodist Church in Girard, Illinois. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna and at the cemetery.