ANNA — Paul William Schmidt, son of Bernice Spies-Schmidt and Wilbert “Smitty” Schmidt, born Jan. 2, 1941, passed away at the age of 78, on Sept. 13, 2019, at Union County Hospital Nursing Home, in Anna, Illinois, after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

CAMBIRA — Johna Dean Morris, 61, of rural Cambria, gained her wings Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, surrounded by her family.

CARBONDALE — Randal Kent Vaughn, 68, of Carbondale, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 at home.

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Mrs. Phyllis Jeanette Rivera, 80, of Winchester, Kentucky, formerly of Franklin County, passed away at 12:19 p.m. EST Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Clark Regional Medical Center of Winchester, Kentucky.

MARION — Raymond Frank “Ray” Klafeta, 84, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Veterans Hospital in Marion.

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ANNA — Leonard Leon Cooley, 93, passed away at 12:24 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in the Illinois Veteran's Home in Anna.

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CARBONDALE — Barbara Faye (Beadle) Cooper, born Aug. 8, 1934, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at the age of 85 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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CARBONDALE — Donald Smith, 84, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

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CARBONDALE — Paula Dianne Phemister, 69, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Manor Court in Carbondale.

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MARION — Cindy Sullins, 55, of Marion, formerly of Evergreen Park, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Heartland Regional Medical Center.

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DE SOTO — It is with human sadness but Spiritual Joy the family of Vickie Covington Gooden, 74, announces her transition on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, with her loving husband by her side.

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ROYALTON — She's Home! Janet A. Loeh, 79, of Royalton, passed away at 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at her residence.

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CHRISTOPHER — Mary Kretz, 90, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, peacefully at Lavender Ridge in Mount Vernon.

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CARBONDALE — Rita Delores Norman-Thompson, 85, departed this life Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

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CARBONDALE — Gary Leroy Lyons, 67, of Carbondale, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at his home.

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CREAL SPRINGS — Patricia Ann Robertson, 87, of Creal Springs, passed away at 10:37 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Carrier Mills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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ANNA — W. Jane Verble, nee Boyd, 90, passed away in Fishers, Indiana, on Sept. 4, 2019.

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JONESBORO — Walter W. Graham, 75, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Union County Nursing Home.

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ANNA — Rosalee Austin, 80, went to meet Jesus on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

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HERRIN — Edna Mae Doyle, 87, of Benton, formerly of Herrin, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at her residence in Benton.

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HERRIN — George James Chiagkouris, 89, of Herrin, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis.

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MARION — Robert “Bob” E. Hope, 82, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, surrounded by his family.

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Gloria Maureen (Chiabai) Costello, 89, of Plainfield, Indiana, formerly of Southern Illinois, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.

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JOHNSTON CITY — Charles “Bud” Brymer, 84, passed away peacefully at 7:50 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Century Assisted Living in Carbondale.

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MURPHYSBORO — Dr. John E. Grimes Jr., Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, of Charleston, Illinois, formerly of Murphysboro, 86, died peacefully Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.

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CHESTER — Roland D. Miles Jr., 55, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Memorial Hospital in Chester.

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WEST FRANKFORT — Ronald Otis Tate, 78, passed away at 9:28 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.

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MARION — Janie Marie (Boatright) Dippie, 98, passed away Sept. 3, 2019, in Angel Acres nursing home in Marion.

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HERRIN — Florence “Flo” Newbold, 75, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, in Parkway Manor in Marion.

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BENTON — Carroll Gene Barrett, 69, of Benton, formerly of Christopher, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, in Springfield, Missouri.

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CARBONDALE — R. Rayburn Fox, 87, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, in Residences at Deer Creek Assisted Living in Schererville, Indiana.

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FREEMAN SPUR — Jeanine Carolyn Gossage, 88, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, with her loving family at her home where she lived for more than 65 years.

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PINCKNEYVILLE — Phyllis Josephine Wright, 98, of Breese, formerly of Pinckneyville, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, in the Villas at St. James.

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SESSER — William “Bill” Elza Sample, 85, of Sesser, passed away on Sept. 1, 2019, at home surrounded by his family.

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WHITTINTON — Elmer M. Brookins 81, of Whittington, passed away Saturday morning, Aug. 31, 2019, surrounded by his family.

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CARBONDALE — Beulah Almira McLaughlin, 93, passed away Friday Aug. 30, 2019, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

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