Current Obituaries
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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


Bill L. Aldridge of Troy, Illinois, May 22, 1927 – September 24, 2017

     Bill Aldridge, age 90 of Troy, formerly of Wolf Lake, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 24, 2017. He was born May 22, 1927 in Aldridge, IL, the son of Thomas L. Sr. and Dona (Lingle) Aldridge. He married Barbara Forrest on January 31, 1953 in Corinth, MS. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2016.

     Bill is survived by his daughter and son in law, LaDonna and Donnie Chandler of Collinsville; granddaughter, Whitney (Aaron) Baker of Troy; great-granddaughter, Nora Lee Baker; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara Aldridge; brother, Thomas L. “Tommy” Jr.; and sister, Joyce Ann Johnson.

     Bill was a member of the Galilee Baptist Church in Wolf Lake. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He graduated SIUC where he was a member of the Saluki Basketball team and a Golden Glove Boxer.

     During Bill’s years of employment he worked on the IC railroad, Trojan Powder in Wolf Lake and served as a rural mail carrier for the Wolf Lake, Ware, and Grand Tower areas for many years until his retirement He also worked diligently as a farmer during all of those years.

     He was an avid stamp, and coin collector, bass fisherman, devoted husband and grandpa. Bill was also a member of the Jonesboro Masonic Lodge #111 for many years.

     Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 in the Jonesboro Cemetery with Donnie Chandler officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro 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 Honors Team of Marion. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Memorial contributions are preferred to be made to Family Hospice in Belleville. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home and at the Cemetery.

Bill Aldridge of Troy, Illinois, May 22, 1927 – September 24, 2017

     Bill Aldridge, age 90 of Troy, formerly of Wolf Lake, went to be with his Lord on Sunday, September 24, 2017. He was born May 22, 1927 in Aldridge, IL, the son of Thomas L. Sr. and Donna (Lingle) Aldridge. He married Barbara Forrest on January 31, 1953 in Corinth, MS. She preceded him in death on November 22, 2016.

     Bill is survived by his daughter and son in law, LaDonna and Donnie Chandler of Collinsville; granddaughter, Whitney (Aaron) Baker of Troy; great-granddaughter, Nora Lee Baker; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Barbara Aldridge; brother, Thomas L. “Tommy” Jr.; and sister, Joyce Ann Johnson.

     Bill was a member of the Galilee Baptist Church in Wolf Lake. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He graduated SIUC where he was a member of the Saluki Basketball team and a Golden Glove Boxer.

     During Bill’s years of employment he worked on the IC railroad, Trojan Powder in Wolf Lake and served as a rural mail carrier for the Wolf Lake, Ware, and Grand Tower areas for many years until his retirement He also worked diligently as a farmer during all of those years.

     He was an avid stamp, and coin collector, bass fisherman, devoted husband and grandpa. Bill was also a member of the Jonesboro Masonic Lodge #111 for many years.

     Graveside services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 in the Jonesboro Cemetery with Donnie Chandler officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro 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 Honors Team of Marion. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Memorial contributions are preferred to be made to Family Hospice in Belleville. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home and at the Cemetery.

Joyce S. Duncan of Anna, Illinois, October 5, 1938 – September 25, 2017

Mrs. Joyce S. Duncan, age 78 of Anna, died at 2:10 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2017 in the Ray & Kay Hospice Center in Paducah, KY. She was born October 5, 1938 in Jonesboro, the daughter of James Elbert and Gladys Irene (Eudy) Shelton. She married Jesse Wayne Tutt on August 2, 1957 in Jonesboro. He preceded her in death on June 21, 1982. Later she married Clarence Duncan on August 11, 1986 in KY. He preceded her in death on August 23, 2006.

        Joyce is survived by her daughters, Kim (Kris) Winiger of Dallas, TX, Lisa (Clint) Wallace of DuQuoin; four grandchildren, Jordan (Chelsie) Winiger, Ryan Winiger, Chelsea Shelton, and Jessy Wallace; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Sue (Leon) Rendleman of Anna, Kay DeFosset of Anna and Linda (David) Banks of Herod; several nieces and nephews; other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her two husbands, Jesse Wayne Tutt and Clarence Duncan.

        Joyce was of the Baptist faith. She loved to read and spend time with her family. She worked as a caseworker for Illinois Department of Human Services and later for Blue Cross Blue Shield.  

        Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017 in the Jonesboro Cemetery with Pastor Dean West officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends are invited to meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home and at the cemetery.

Kevin E. “Cookie” Cook of Anna, Illinois, May 6, 1962 – September 23, 2017

     Kevin E. “Cookie” Cook, age 55 of Anna, died at 2:46 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 in the Union County Hospital. He was born on May 6, 1962 in Union County, the son of Johnnie Burl and Janice Ganell (Holderfield) Cook.

     Kevin owned and operated his towing service for many years.  Kevin dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren and was always helping others when they were in need.

     Kevin is survived by his father, Johnnie Burl Cook of Jonesboro; daughter, Ashley Cook of Anna; grandchildren, Braxton Kameron Ray Kunpp, Jackylnn Mae Grace Kennedy; sister, Cheryl (Keith) Huddle of Kissimmee, FL, brother, Danny (Tancy) Cook of Anna,  sister, Sarah Lee (Anthony) Burnett of Carbondale; special friend, Pam Moss of Murphysboro; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Janice Ganell Cook and daughter, Kimmy Jo Cook.

     Funeral services for Kevin E. “Cookie” Cook will be at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home of Anna. Interment will be in the Limestone Cemetery in Cobden. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.

Ruth “Blondie” A. Steck of Jonesboro, Illinois, September 11, 1932 – September 21, 2017

      Ruth A. “Blondie” Steck, age 85 of Jonesboro, died at 2:43 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 in the Jonesboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was born September 11, 1932 in Anna, the daughter of Carl and Alice (Cast) Trammel.

          Blondie is survived by her daughter, Sheryl (William) Bryant, son, “Bernie”(Randi) Steck  all of Jonesboro; grandchildren, Jessica (Matt) Pearson, Rebecca (Jeremy) Wheaton, Brittany Alder; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Pearson, Carley Pearson, Jason Goodman, Tiffany Goodman, Brody Gulledge, Nevaeh Wheaton, Caitlyn Wheaton, Crista Wheaton; sister, Betty Tutt of Jonesboro; many other friends and family.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, “Squeaky” Darris Ayers; grandson, Jason Heater; one brother, Don Trammel.

          Blondie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. She was an avid Harley Davidson enthusiast. Every spring during the entire season, she would go hunting for morels.  The true loves of her life was her family, and everyone she met became her family.  Her smile was beautiful and her laugh was infectious.  She lived everyday of her life with dignity and passed with the love and respect of all who knew her. 

          Celebration of Life for Ruth A. “Blondie” Steck to be announced at a later date for her family and friends. In lieu of flowers the family asks memorials for Ruth to be made to the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home.

Kevin “Cookie” Cook of Anna, Illinois, May 6, 1962 – September 23, 2017

Kevin E. “Cookie” Cook, age 55 of Anna, died at 2:46 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 in the Union County Hospital.     He was born on May 6, 1962 in Union County, the son of Johnnie Burl and Janice Ganell (Holderfield) Cook.

          Kevin owned and operated his towing service for many years.  Kevin dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren and was always helping others when they were in need.

          Kevin is survived by his father, Johnnie Burl Cook of Jonesboro; daughter, Ashley Cook of Anna; grandchildren, Braxton Kameron Ray Kunpp, Jackylnn Mae Grace Kennedy; sister, Cheryl (Keith) Huddle of Kissimmee, FL, brother, Danny (Tancy) Cook of Anna,  sister, Sarah Lee (Anthony) Burnett of Carbondale; special friend, Pam Moss of Murphysboro; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Janice Ganell Cook and daughter, Kimmy Jo Cook.

            Funeral services for Kevin E. “Cookie” Cook will be at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home of Anna. Interment will be in the Limestone Cemetery in Cobden. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.

Kevin “Cookie” Cook of Anna, Illinois, DOB Unk. – September 23, 2017

Donald Poole of McClure, Illinois, January 31, 1933 – September 22, 2017

     Mr. Donald Poole, age 84 of McClure, died Friday, September 22, 2017 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born January 31, 1933 in Elco, the son of Forrest Ezra and Maudie Louise (Jordan) Poole. He married Edna (Cates) Basler on December 8, 1991 in Cobden.

    Donald is survived by his loving wife, Edna Poole of McClure; son, Lyndell (Lisa) Poole of Jackson, MO; daughter, Debi (Darrell) Adams of DeBary, FL; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Garry (Karen) Poole of Anna; Edna’s children, Doug (Kathy) Basler of Wichita, KS, Donna (Larry) Mahan of Palmyra, IL, Diann (Bill) Boyer of Murphysboro, Cindy (Steve) Pryor of Grand Tower; her seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Jackie E. Poole.

    Donald was a member of the Grace Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, MO for many years. He retired after twenty seven years as a Railroad Car Inspector with the Illinois Central Gulf Rail Road. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Donald was an avid outdoors man, he loved the woods spending time in the woods hunting goldenseal and ginseng.

    Funeral services for Mr. Donald Poole will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden with Rev.  Dewayne Taylor officiating. Interment will be in the Cobden 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 Funeral Honors Team in Marion. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 noon on Friday, September 29, 2017 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. 

Charles E. Dillman Sr. of Jonesboro, Illinois, January 31, 1944 – September 19, 2017

      Mr. Charles E. Dillman Sr. age 73 of Jonesboro, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. He was born January 31, 1944 in Tamms, the son of Lloyd and Villa Mae (Kirk) Dillman. He married Janet Pedigo on February 23, 1967 in Olive Branch.

       Charles is survived by his loving wife of fifty years,  Janet Dillman of Jonesboro; two sons, Charles Dillman Jr. and Craig (Christie) Dillman all of Anna; one daughter, Christina (Jeremiah) Willmore of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren, Michael Dillman, Britteny (Daniel) Rich, Ethan and Ayden Dillman, Elaine, Lucas, and Joseph Willmore; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, four sisters, and granddaughter, Alexis Dillman.

       Charles was a member of the East Cape Baptist Church. He worked many years as an over the road truck driver. He was an avid motorcycle rider and a member of the Bikers Against Child Abuse. Charles served his country in the United States Army.

       Funeral services for Mr. Charles E. Dillman Sr. will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2017 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Interment will be in the St. John’s Cemetery with Rev. Paul Mayberry officiating. 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 Funeral Honors Team of Marion. Friends may call after 12:00 noon and until the service hour at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.

Charles E. Dillman of Jonesboro, Illinois, January 31, 1944 – September 19, 2017

      Mr. Charles E. Dillman Sr. age 73 of Jonesboro, died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. He was born January 31, 1944 in Tamms, the son of Lloyd and Villa Mae (Kirk) Dillman. He married Janet Pedigo on February 23, 1967 in Olive Branch.

       Charles is survived by his loving wife of fifty years,  Janet Dillman of Jonesboro; two sons, Charles Dillman Jr. and Craig (Christie) Dillman all of Anna; one daughter, Christina (Jeremiah) Willmore of Jonesboro; seven grandchildren, Michael Dillman, Britteny (Daniel) Rich, Ethan and Ayden Dillman, Elaine, Lucas, and Joseph Willmore; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, four sisters, and granddaughter, Alexis Dillman.

       Charles was a member of the East Cape Baptist Church. He worked many years as an over the road truck driver. He was an avid motorcycle rider and a member of the Bikers Against Child Abuse. Charles served his country in the United States Army.

       Funeral services for Mr. Charles E. Dillman Sr. will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 24, 2017 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Interment will be in the St. John’s 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 Funeral Honors Team of Marion. Friends may call after 12:00 noon and until the service hour at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 24, 2017 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.