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Barbara "Bobbie" Adams of Anna, Illinois died on January 20, 2018

Carolyn Sue Basse of Jonesboro, Illinois died on January 15, 2018

Larry "L.Bell" Bell of Cobden, Illinois died on January 20, 2018

Jeffrey W. "Jeff" Boyd of Auburn, Nebraska died on January 15, 2018

Joe E. Boyd of Anna, Illinois died on January 16, 2018

Norman "Jay" Elkins of Anna, Illinois died on January 17, 2018

Carolyn Ferguson of Dongola, Illinois died on January 15, 2018

Harvalee D. Harvick of Mesa, AZ died on December 29, 2017

Rebecca Dawn Johnson of Cobden, Illinois died on January 14, 2018

Paul David "Ike" Lincoln of Herrin, Illinois died on January 14, 2018

Jonathan Wade Pengress of Arnold, Missouri died on January 19, 2018

Johnny A. Schneider of Anna, Illinois died on January 2, 2018

Margaret Maxine Stone of Anna, Illinois died on January 17, 2018

Maye A. Stout of Anna, Illinois died on January 20, 2018

Robert Eugene "Doc" Walton of Jonesboro, Illinois died on January 21, 2018

Louise Westbrooks of Anna, Illinois died on January 12, 2018


Robert Eugene “Doc” Walton of Jonesboro, Illinois, DOB Unk. – January 21, 2018

     Robert Eugene “Doc” Walton, age 73 of  Jonesboro, died Sunday, January 21, 2018 in the Jonesboro Rehab and Healthcare Center. He was born December 14, 1944 in Champaign, the son of Dr. Joseph Eugene and Wanda Lee (Lorton) Walton. He met the love of his life, Donna Bodeen while he was in college. The married on June 18, 1967 in Alpha, IL.

     Doc is survived by his adoring wife of fifty years, Donna Walton of Jonesboro, sister, Nancy (Ron) Nagel of Lake Suzy, FL; sister in law, Diane (Steve) Fairfield of Louisville, KY; brother in law, Duane (Dianne) Bodeen of Falls Church, VA; six nieces and nephews; many friends, including Doug (Cindy) Allen, Jeff Hickam, and James Patterson all of Anna; his loving cats, Kiwi, Kudzie, Fluffy, and Topsey. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one uncle, Robert L. Walton who died in WWII.

     Doc grew up in Homer, IL and enjoyed playing the trumpet, trombone and baritone in the school band. After graduation, he attended S.I.U. graduating with his Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Psychology. He worked part time at Jerry’s Gulf south of Carbondale cleaning carburetors.

     Doc joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1968, serving his country during the Vietnam War in the 3rd Marine Amphibious Force 1st Marine Division. He was promoted to Lance Corporal and was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries he sustained during his tour.

     He was a life member of the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna, and served as their Adjutant for ten years. He played many years on the V.F.W. pool league.

     Doc owned and operated Blue Meanie Records in Carbondale and later Rabbit Records in Marion. He loved to drive and read about cars. He loved to study history, especially WWII history. Most importantly, Doc loved his wife and his cats.

     His wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be planned in the spring and will be announced at a later date.

Barbara “Bobbie” Adams of Anna, Illinois, April 30, 1935 – January 20, 2018

     Mrs. Barbara “Bobbie” Adams, age 82 of Anna, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at home. She was born April 30, 1935 in Cobden, the daughter of Earl and Bessie (Lewis) Guthrie. She married James D. Adams on October 17, 1953 in Clinton, IA.

     Bobbie is survived by her husband, J.D. Adams of Anna; step-mother, Mernie Guthrie of Booneville, MS; two sons, Timothy Adams and his wife Mary Rothschild-Adams of Anna and Jamie (Amber) Adams of St. Louis, MO; three grandchildren, Jocelyn Frey, Katlyn Frey and Eban Adams; two sisters, Earlene Guthrie Cyrill of Spartanburg, SC and Donna Cartmell of Booneville, MS; nieces and nephews; long-time friends, Opal Ulrich, Laura Mueller and Barbara Gamble; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

     Bobbie was a member of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna and the American Legion.    Bobbie was a hairdresser for many years. She enjoyed reading and crocheting in her spare time. She would always send cards to others for special occasions.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara “Bobbie” Adams will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Pastor Mark Hasty officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until the service hour at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Jonathan Wade Pengress of Arnold, Missouri, May 23, 1989 – January 19, 2018

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Jonathan Wade Pengress, age 28 of Arnold, MO, formerly of Jonesboro, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Friday, January 19, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Jon was born May 23, 1989, in Carbondale, the son of Robin and Kathy Pengress.

Jon is survived by his parents, Robin (Kathy) Pengress of Jonesboro; brother, Eric Pengress of Anna; sister, Samantha (Brad) Dawson of Anna; grandmother, Ludine Copeland of Anna; three aunts, Karen (Ron) Hubbs of Anna, Pam Kaplan of Florida and Della (Ron) Shepherd of Wolf Lake; two uncles, Frank Pengress of Herrin and Richard (Tanya) Pengress of Anna; nephew and close friend, Carson Pengress of Anna; niece and nephew, Kayma Dawson and Sawyer Dawson both of Anna; cousins, Tim (Stacy) Hubbs of Anna, Jessica Kaplan of Florida, Heath Pengress of Anna, Vance (Theresa) Pengress of Anna, Cliff (Mary) McMahan of Wolf Lake, David (Angie) McMahan of Grand Tower, Beth (Jack) Thornton of Wolf Lake, Sean (Deneen) McMahan of Grand Tower and Luke (Shelly) McMahan of Wolf Lake. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George (Martha) Pengress of Anna; maternal grandfather, Carol Copeland of Jonesboro and niece, Caitlyn Pengress of Anna.

Jon is a 2007 Graduate of AJCHS where he was a proud member of the AJ Wildcat Football team, Basketball team and track team. Jon is a 2010 graduate of Shawnee Community College where he played basketball for the Saints. Jon earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeast Missouri State University. Jon was a member of the Anna Heights Baptist Church and was very active with the youth program.

Jon worked as a staff accountant for the Union County Treasurer’s Office. In December 2014, Jon graduated from Missouri State Highway Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, MO. Jon was proud to serve as a highway patrol officer for Troop C in Jefferson County, MO until his battle with leukemia began. Jon leaves behind many brave brothers and sisters in blue, teammates, friends, fishing buddies, gamers and coworkers.

Funeral Services for Jonathan Wade Pengress will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in the Anna Heights Baptist Church with Pastor Darryl Williams officiating. Interment will be in the Casper Church Cemetery in Anna. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in the Anna Heights Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be given to Anna Heights Baptist Church Upward Program. Envelopes will be available at the church. 

Maye A. Stout of Anna, Illinois, October 7, 1928 – January 20, 2018

          Maye A. Stout, age 89 of Buncombe, died at 2:33 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Union County Hospital LTC in Anna. She was born October 7, 1928 in Cobden, the daughter of John H. and Lydia (Trees) Haire. She married Billy G. Stout on February 28, 1948 in Osceola, AR. He preceded her in death on July 1, 2003.

          Maye is survived by her daughter, Susan Crawford of Lick Creek; sons, John M. Stout of Lick Creek, Richard (Mary Ann) Stout, Bill Jr. (Pam) Stout, and Larry Stout all of Anna; nine grandchildren, Kelsey and Nicole Crawford, Kathryn Mowery, Carey (Tim) Solley, Kristin (Tony) Manary, Casey Stout, Stephanie (Donovan) Davis, Stacy (Ryan) Warner, and Amy (Billy) Abernathy; twelve great-grandchildren, Grace and Beckham Mowery, Margaret, Ava, Leah, and Ben Solley, Brooke and Jude Manary, Loren Davis, Cameron Aguirre, Logan and Blake Abernathy; two sisters, Vera Colboth of Anna and Faye Eaves of Buncombe; two sisters in law, Nancy Haire of Elgin and Virginia Page of Carterville; other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Billy G. Stout; five brothers, David, Arthur, Richard, Lowell and Charles Haire; two sisters, Elizabeth Manus and Irma Blankenship.

          Maye was a member of the First Christian Church in Anna for many years. She was the nursery caregiver at church and watched many of the children grow up that she had rocked to sleep. She was an avid Lick Creek Eagles fan, and later a fan of the A-J Wildcat sports. She dearly loved watching her grandchildren during their sporting events, shouting encouragement from the stands. Maye was all about her children and grandchildren, and she will be dearly missed.            

          Funeral services for Maye A. Stout will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the First Christian Church in Anna with Pastor Bill Littrell officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 in the First Christian Church in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lick Creek Athletic Fund or F.C.C. Missionary Fund. Envelopes will be available at the Church.

Larry “L.Bell” Bell of Cobden, Illinois, November 27, 1939 – January 20, 2018

     Larry R. Bell, age 78 of Cobden, died at 4:24 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his home. He was born November 27, 1939 in Monticello, KY, the son of Glen C. and Thelma (Kinnett) Bell. He married Donna Roberts on June 17, 1961 in Carmi.

     Larry is survived by his loving wife of fifty-six years, Donna Bell of Cobden; three daughters, Carla (Dave) Smith of Rochester, Kathy (Grant) Capel of Anna, and Karen (Brad) White of Cobden; seven grandchildren, Laura (Luke) Fleisher, Ethan (Hope) Smith, Jonathan Smith, Lauren (Alex) Siegfried, Olivia Capel, Emily and Grace White; five great-grandchildren, Ari, Finnegan, Bingham, and Vera Fleisher and Logan Siegfried; brother, Bruce Bell of Anna; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Jill Bell.

     Larry was a member of the Church of Christ.  In Carmi he was active with the youth.   He was an avid competitor during his high school years at Carmi Township High School and at Morganfield, Kentucky.  Larry was an exceptional athlete in basketball, baseball and football, receiving several awards and honors.  As a teenager, he developed interest in creating Bradshaw Park for the youth to have a place to play baseball in that neighborhood.

    He received his Bachelors of Science in Education from SIU Carbondale and completed graduate coursework for a Masters Degree.  He taught school for several years at AJCHS before serving as an IEA UniServ Director for seventeen years before retiring. Larry was a dedicated advocate for teachers, public education and collective bargaining.

    He was also a dedicated teacher and coach, leading the 1974 A-J Wildcat Baseball team to State. He loved being a part of the coaching staff for the traveling girls softball team, Southern Express. His teams often referred to him as “L. Bell.”

    Before retirement, Larry participated in many Civil War re-enactments and living history events.  After retirement he spent many hours working in his vegetable garden, coaching, fishing, taking photographs, researching family history, listening to music, traveling and BBQ competitions. His favorite activities were with his grandchildren.  Larry was attentive to those that seemed to have challenges or obstacles in their way and did all he could to help them reach their potential.

    The family will receive friends after 11:30 Saturday, January 27, 2018 in the Alto Pass Community Center to celebrate Larry’s life.  Larry supported the UNICEF USA:  K.I.N.D. Desk and Scholarships Project to provide desks for students who otherwise wouldn’t have them and scholarships for girls in Malawi.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the desk charity or another charity of choice.

Jonathan Wade Pengress of St. Louis, Missouri, May 23, 1989 – January 19, 2018

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Jonathan Wade Pengress, age 28 of Jonesboro, passed away at 6:30 a.m. Friday, January 19, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Jon was born May 23, 1989, in Carbondale, the son of Robin and Kathy Pengress.

Jon is survived by his parents, Robin (Kathy) Pengress of Jonesboro; brother, Eric Pengress of Anna; sister, Samantha (Brad) Dawson of Anna; grandmother, Ludine Copeland of Anna; three aunts, Karen (Ron) Hubbs of Anna, Pam Kaplan of Florida and Della (Ron) Shepherd of Wolf Lake; two uncles, Frank Pengress of Herrin and Richard (Tanya) Pengress of Anna; nephew and close friend, Carson Pengress of Anna; niece and nephew, Kayma Dawson and Sawyer Dawson both of Anna; cousins, Tim (Stacy) Hubbs of Anna, Jessica Kaplan of Florida, Heath Pengress of Anna, Vance (Theresa) Pengress of Anna, Cliff (Mary) McMahan of Wolf Lake, David (Angie) McMahan of Grand Tower and Luke (Shelly) McMahan of Wolf Lake. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, George (Martha) Pengress of Anna; maternal grandfather, Carol Copeland of Jonesboro and niece, Caitlyn Pengress of Anna.

Jon is a 2007 Graduate of AJCHS where he was a proud member of the AJ Wildcat Football team, Basketball team and track team. Jon is a 2010 graduate of Shawnee Community College where he played basketball for the Saints. Jon earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Southeast Missouri State University. Jon was a member of the Anna Heights Baptist Church and was very active with the youth program.

Jon worked as a staff accountant for the Union County Treasurer’s Office. In December 2014, Jon graduated from Missouri State Highway Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, MO. Jon was proud to serve as a highway patrol officer for Troop C in Jefferson County, MO until his battle with leukemia began. Jon leaves behind many brave brothers and sisters in blue, teammates, friends, fishing buddies, games and coworkers.

Funeral Services for Jonathan Wade Pengress will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in the Anna Heights Baptist Church with Pastor Darryl Williams officiating. Interment will be in the Casper Church Cemetery in Anna. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in the Anna Heights Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Anna Heights Baptist Church Upward Program. 

Margaret Maxine Stone of Anna, Illinois, August 2, 1930 – January 17, 2018

         Margaret Maxine Stone, age 87 of Anna, died at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in the Union County Hospital. She was born August 2, 1930, in Union County, the daughter of Elmer K. and Cora Belle (Kelley) Whitley. She married Delbert Dean Stone, he preceded her in death.

          Margaret is survived by her son, Michael (Anita) Stone of Jonesboro; daughter, D. Susan Isom of Cypress, TX; eight grandchildren, Stephanie (Brian) Lingle, Amber (Sean) Belcher, Dusti Stone (Trevor Williams), Brad Isom, Shane Isom, Casie (Jeremiah) Bass, Codie (Shawn) McKay and Nick (Jade) Isom; twelve great grandchildren; Joe Wilson who was like a son; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Madeline Phillips; brother, William “Bill” Whitley.

          Margaret was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, she loved traveling to many places and taking pictures. But most of all she loved spending time with her family.

          Funeral services for Margaret Maxine Stone will be at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, January 21, 2018 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Brian Lingle officiating. Interment will be in the St. Johns Cemetery in Dongola.  Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, January21, 2018 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Johns Cemetery.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

 

Norman “Jay” Elkins of Anna, Illinois, March 11, 1930 – January 17, 2018

     Norman “Jay” Elkins, age 87 of Marion, formerly of Cobden, died Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in the Marion V.A. Medical Center. He was born March 11, 1930 in St. Clair County, the son of Gus Clement and Ethel Maude (Miller) Elkins. He married Georgia Webb in May 31, 1988 in Paducah, KY.

     Jay is survived by his loving wife, Georgia Elkins of Marion; son, Stanley (Marilyn) Elkins of Anna; daughter, Pamela Graham of Anna; step-daughter, Robyn Lindsay of Marion; four grandchildren, Justin (Nicki) Graham, Shannon Graham, Sarah Elkins, Jason (Jessica) Elkins; step-grandchildren, Colleen Lindsay, Payton (Cassie) Lindsay, Clark Lindsay, Hoyt Lindsay; three great-grandchildren, Jacob “J.P” Graham, Logan Graham, and Royce Thompson; Stanley and Pamela’s mother, Sibyl Geraldine Elkins of Marion; two sisters in law, Ermadell Elkins of Anna and Mary Elkins of Jonesboro; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clifford, Fred, and Frank Elkins; sisters, Mabel Elkins, Myrtle Pender and Betty Forby.

     Jay was a member of the Limestone Baptist Church. He retired after 36 ½ years from Olin where he worked in maintenance. Jay was very savvy with electronics and woodworking, and was known as “Mr. Fix It” to his family. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden. The joys of his life were his children and grandchildren and cherished the time he spend with each of them.

     Jay served his country in the United States Army. He was a surgical tech during the Korean Conflict.  

     Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 19, 2018 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Preacher Rick Wall officiating. Interment will be in the Alto Pass Cemetery. 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 Honor Team of Marion. Friends may call after 11:00 and until the service hour at 1:00 on Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alto Pass Cemetery. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

 

Joe E. Boyd of Anna, Illinois, June 18, 1930 – January 16, 2018

       Joe E. Boyd, age 87 of  Anna, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in the Integrity Healthcare in Anna. He was born June 18, 1930 in Cobden, the son of Claud and Mary (Sansom) Boyd. Joe married D. Katherine Dusch on August 28, 1948 in Piggott, AR.

        Joe is survived by his loving wife of sixty nine years, Katherine Boyd of Anna; daughter, Jenifer (Dwayne) Fields of Carterville; daughter in law, Trena Boyd of Auburn, NE; six grandchildren, Julie Fields Stock, Mark (Dani) Fields, Beth Ann Fields, Kimberly Boyd, Sheryl (Tim) Thiele, and Andrew Boyd; four great-grandchildren; sister, Emily Boyd Meyer of Cobden; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeffrey W. “Jeff” Boyd; infant sister, Virginia Ruth Boyd; brother, Robert “Gene” Boyd; and sister, Martha Sue Casper.

        Joe was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro. He retired from the State of Illinois working many years as a meat inspector, and also worked in fruit farming.

        Joe loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his friends at deer camp. He was a skilled craftsman in metal and woodworking. He would craft extraordinary pieces from recycled material, also making wooden toys and puppets that he would give to his family and others.  Spending time with his grandchildren was very important to him and he loved them dearly.

        Funeral services for Joe E. Boyd will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Bill Littrell officiating. Interment will be in the Anna Cemetery. Friends may call after 12:30 and until the service hour at 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Joe E. Boyd of Anna,Illinois, June 18, 1930 – January 16, 2018

       Joe E. Boyd, age 87 of  Anna, died Tuesday, January 16, 2018 in the Integrity Healthcare in Anna. He was born June 18, 1930 in Cobden, the son of Claud and Mary (Sansom) Boyd. Joe married D. Katherine Dusch on August 28, 1948 in Piggott, AR.

        Joe is survived by his loving wife of sixty nine years, Katherine Boyd of Anna; daughter, Jenifer (Dwayne) Fields of Carterville; daughter in law, Trena Boyd of Auburn, NE; six grandchildren, Julie Fields Stock, Mark (Dani) Fields, Beth Ann Fields, Kimberly Boyd, Sheryl (Tim) Thiele, and Andrew Boyd; four great-grandchildren; sister, Emily Boyd Meyer of Cobden; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeffrey W. “Jeff” Boyd; infant sister, Virginia Ruth Boyd; brother, Robert “Gene” Boyd; and sister, Martha Sue Casper.

        Joe was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church in Jonesboro. He retired from the State of Illinois working many years as a meat inspector, and also worked in fruit farming.

        Joe loved to hunt and fish and spend time with his friends at deer camp. He was a skilled craftsman in metal and woodworking. He would craft extraordinary pieces from recycled material, also making wooden toys and puppets that he would give to his family and others.  Spending time with his grandchildren was very important to him and he loved them dearly.

        Funeral services for Joe E. Boyd will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Bill Littrell officiating. Interment will be in the Anna Cemetery. Friends may call after 12:30 and until the service hour at 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.