HERRIN — Donald “Don” E. Niederkorn, 88, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

ZEIGLER — Don “Rocky” Rice, 83, passed away at 9:15 a.m. Thursday Oct. 17, 2019, at his residence.

CARBONDALE — Monica Eleanor Lechner Ryan, 95, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in Manor Court in Carbondale.

JOHNSTON CITY — John Clifford Morgan, 77, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Herrin Hospital.

DU QUOIN — Bonnie Whipkey Meese, 78, of East Lansing, Michigan, formerly of Du Quoin, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at her home after a long illness.

BENTON — Rosanna Smith Ferguson Brooks, born Jan. 6, 1918, in Benton, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 in Winter Haven, Florida.

MARION — Norman Taylor Duncan, 82, passed away Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, in Heartland Regional Medical Center.

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CARBONDALE — Michael Albert Kondzella, 92, passed away peacefully at his daughter's home Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

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CARBONDALE — Terry Anne (Jefferson) Locke, 67, passed away early on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, from complications of early onset Alzheimer's disease.

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SESSER — Barren Township Road Commissioner, Roy Lynn Miller, 69, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, surrounded by the loving care of his family.

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MARION — Melvin Fisher, 84, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Heartland Regional Medical Center.

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MARION — John D. Bostian died Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at the Community Living Center of the VA Hospital in Marion.

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CARBONDALE — Terry Anne (Jefferson) Locke, 67, passed away early on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, from complications of early onset Alzheimer's disease.

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PITTSBURG — Erma “Maureen” Sanders, 93, surrounded by her family, went to be with her Heavenly Father at 7:05 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.

MURPHYSBORO — Harold Lee Lawder, 91, passed way Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Prairie Living at Chautauqua in Carbondale.

JONESBORO — Kenneth Smith, 90, of Jonesboro, formerly of Alto Pass, passed away at 8:48 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at his home.

CAMBRIA — Naomi "Eileen" Sterns, passed away Dec. 1, 2017, in Austin, Texas. 

CARBONDALE — Local resident, Barbara Robinson, passed away at Manor Court on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Carbondale after a long life of service and dedication to family, friends, country and community.

WEST FRANKFORT — Patsy L. “Pat” Champion, 85, passed away at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, in Deaconess Midtown Hospital of Evansville, Indiana.

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PITTSBURG — Erma “Maureen” Sanders, 93, surrounded by her family, went to be with her Heavenly Father at 7:05 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.

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CARBONDALE — Barbara Robinson passed away at Manor Court on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, in Carbondale after a long life of service and dedication to family, friends, country and community.

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MARION — Max Overby, 96, passed away at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in the Heartland Regional Medical Center of Marion.

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GOREVILLE — Ronald R. Whitehead, 82, of Goreville, passed away Friday morning, Oct. 11, 2019.

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DU QUOIN — Bobby Gene Jackson, 87, passed away at 10:54 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

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ALTO PASS — Robert Wayne Gearhart, 80, of Elco, formerly of Alto Pass, went to be with his family in heaven at 8:10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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WEST FRANKFORT — Joseph L. “Joe” Wittkamp, 88, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, at his home.

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MURPHYSBORO — Fern Maxine Crowell, 93, went home to be with Jesus, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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MURPHYSBORO — Paul Daniel Lucas, 62, passed away at 10:56 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.

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MARION — Wardena Isabelle Furlow, 97, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. She departed this life surrounded by her family at Herrin Hospital.

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POMONA — Dr. Eugene F. “Gene” Jacobs, 73, of Pomona, formerly of Cobden, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at home.

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CARBONDALE — Marsha Lou Hughes, 65, quietly passed away on Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, 2019, at home with her loving family after a courageous battle with ALS.

MURPHYSBORO — Kevin Buenerkemper, 65, of Normal, formerly of Murphysboro, passed away at 7:13 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at his home in Normal.

JOHNSTON CITY — DeWitt Hamer Smith was born Sept. 7, 1937, in Rochester, New York, to Dewitt V. and Mildred H. Smith, and died Oct. 8, 2019, at home.

MURPHYSBORO — Martha Pauline Althoff, 98, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.

CARBONDALE - Jon Tribble, an award-winning poet, writer, teacher, and editor, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Carbondale.

PITTSBURG — Mary Lou Williams, 93, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at her residence with loving family by her side.

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