Shirley Koenig
B: 1935-09-04
D: 2018-01-12
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Koenig, Shirley
Lela Pierson
B: 1927-12-09
D: 2018-01-11
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Pierson, Lela
Doris Ellet
B: 1927-06-06
D: 2018-01-10
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Ellet, Doris
Alvin "Al" Boyer
B: 1932-03-25
D: 2018-01-07
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Boyer, Alvin "Al"
Lora Pleasant
B: 1985-12-01
D: 2018-01-06
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Pleasant, Lora
Pansy Jones
B: 1940-05-20
D: 2017-12-27
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Jones, Pansy
Lawana Nadine Hufnagel
B: 1931-06-18
D: 2017-12-23
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Hufnagel, Lawana Nadine
Peggy Maynor
B: 1939-04-11
D: 2017-12-19
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Maynor, Peggy
Levi Gale
B: 2000-11-01
D: 2017-12-14
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Gale, Levi
Amelia McCoy
B: 1937-06-05
D: 2017-12-10
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McCoy, Amelia
Charles Leggans
B: 1960-10-19
D: 2017-12-09
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Leggans, Charles
Bonnie Mattingly Johnson
B: 1925-11-12
D: 2017-12-03
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Johnson, Bonnie Mattingly
Barbara Tullis
B: 1965-08-20
D: 2017-12-03
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Tullis, Barbara
Chris Brindley
B: 1959-03-27
D: 2017-11-29
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Brindley, Chris
Orysia Lamport
B: 1954-02-13
D: 2017-11-27
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Lamport, Orysia
Nancy Donovan
B: 1940-12-28
D: 2017-11-23
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Donovan, Nancy
Bertha Presutti
B: 1954-05-01
D: 2017-11-19
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Presutti, Bertha
Glendell Moore
B: 1956-09-23
D: 2017-11-16
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Moore, Glendell
James Williams, Jr.
B: 1952-09-27
D: 2017-11-13
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Williams, Jr., James
Carol Lang
B: 1948-10-26
D: 2017-11-08
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Lang, Carol
Daniel Kiel
B: 1963-07-30
D: 2017-11-06
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Kiel, Daniel


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Shirley Koenig

September 04, 1935 - - January 12, 2018

Shirley Roberta Koenig, 82, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, January 12, 2018, at St. Joseph Hospital, Murphysboro, Illinois. Shirley was born in Metropolis, Ill. to Robert and Izetta (Lindsey) Smith on September 4, 1935. She married Edward Koenig on February 11, 1960, who preceded her in death on November 5, 2006. They had one daughter, Cindy (David) Holt ...

Lela Pierson

December 09, 1927 - - January 11, 2018

Lela M. Pierson, 90, of Murphysboro, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Lela was born on December 9, 1927, in Murphysboro, to Leonard Elmore and Mary (Cripps) Elmore. She was a homemaker and had worked at various places including at SIU-Carbondale in food service. Mrs. Pierson had attended Mt. Carbon Christian Church in ...

Doris Ellet

June 06, 1927 - - January 10, 2018

Doris J. Ellet, 90, of Grand Tower, passed away at 11:03 a.m. Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at Manor Court of Carbondale. Doris was born on June 6, 1927, in Grand Tower, Illinois, to Charlie Trammel and Julia Ann (Hager) Trammel. She was a homemaker and had been a former member of the Jackson County Home Extension. Doris married Tunney Ellet on October 17, 1944, in Osce ...

Alvin "Al" Boyer

March 25, 1932 - - January 07, 2018

Alvin "Al" Leroy Boyer, 85, of Murphysboro, went to meet his Lord and Savior at 11:12 a.m., Sunday, January 7, 2018, at the St. Frances Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Alvin was born on March 25, 1932, in Superior, Nebraska, to Richard Boyer and Frieda (Smith) Boyer. He had served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Boyer was the General Superintende ...

Lora Pleasant

December 01, 1985 - - January 06, 2018

Lora Kaye Pleasant, 32, of Murphysboro, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018, at her residence in Murphysboro. Lora was born on December 1, 1985, in Carbondale. She was a cashier at the Dollar Tree in Carbondale. Lora liked to read. She is survived by her father Robert Pleasant of DeSoto; her mother Deborah Smith of Hurst; two children Elizabeth Wiggs and Dann ...

Pansy Jones

May 20, 1940 - - December 27, 2017

Pansy Hall Jones, 77, of Murphysboro, passed away at 5 a.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at the Helia Healthcare of Energy, Illinois. Pansy was born on May 20, 1940, to Nina and Oakley Hall. After graduating from Draughon's Business College in Paducah, Kentucky, Pansy worked at Western Union as a supervisor, and then, began her career at Southern Illinois University at Carbo ...

Lawana Nadine Hufnagel

June 18, 1931 - - December 23, 2017

Lawana Nadine Hufnagel, 86, of Murphysboro, passed away at 4:03 p.m. Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Lawana was born on June 18, 1931, in Murphysboro, Illinois to Ransom E. Mattingly, Sr. and Vernice E. (Russ) Mattingly. She had worked at the former Brown Shoe Company, had been a telephone operator in Murphysboro, and then worked as a bookkeep ...

Peggy Maynor

April 11, 1939 - - December 19, 2017

Peggy Lou Maynor, 81, of Murphysboro, passed away at 7:49 a.m. Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Marshall-Browning Hospital in DuQuoin, Illinois. Peggy was born on April 11, 1936, in Murphysboro, to Audy Volner and Marie (Gillooly) Volner. She had worked as a housekeeper at the former Styrest Nursing Home in Carbondale. Peggy married Roy Kent Maynor on March 6, 1964 in Murphysb ...

Levi Gale

November 01, 2000 - - December 14, 2017

Levi Maclin Byrnes Gale, 17, of Murphysboro, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. He was found at 12:15 p.m. near Murphysboro. Levi was born Nov. 1, 2000, in Murphysboro, and his parents are Rashon Byrnes and Kenneth Lee Gale. He was a Junior at the Murphysboro High School in Murphysboro. He enjoyed playing football, baseball, and had participated in Little League Baseball and ...

Amelia McCoy

June 05, 1937 - - December 10, 2017

Amelia Rebecca McCoy, 80, of Murphysboro, passed away at her residence at 8:41 p.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017. Amelia was born on June 5, 1937, in Murphysboro, to Harry Murphy and Rosalie (Loy) Murphy. She had retired from working at SIU-Carbondale in janitorial services. Amelia enjoyed sewing and crocheting Mrs. McCoy was a member of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Murphysbo ...

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