Obituaries

Lofton Atnip, Jr.
B: 1933-04-13
D: 2018-09-20
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Atnip, Jr., Lofton
Jeffery Spicer
B: 1965-09-13
D: 2018-09-16
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Spicer, Jeffery
Doyle Crabtree
B: 1937-02-28
D: 2018-09-14
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Crabtree, Doyle
Connie Clover
B: 1956-11-26
D: 2018-09-13
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Clover, Connie
Sandra Cox
B: 1942-05-03
D: 2018-09-11
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Cox, Sandra
Robert "Bobby" Lee
B: 1964-07-31
D: 2018-08-26
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Lee, Robert "Bobby"
Charles Foster
B: 1933-01-18
D: 2018-08-25
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Foster, Charles
Joe Burkey
B: 1925-04-06
D: 2018-08-22
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Burkey, Joe
Doris Castlebery
B: 1930-03-01
D: 2018-08-16
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Castlebery, Doris
Robert Barnum
B: 1940-07-10
D: 2018-08-11
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Barnum, Robert
Doris Lyerla
B: 1927-03-07
D: 2018-08-10
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Lyerla, Doris
Margaret Elizabeth "Betty" Barger
B: 1926-08-21
D: 2018-08-10
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Barger, Margaret Elizabeth "Betty"
Anthony "Tony" Rinella, Jr.
B: 1948-10-24
D: 2018-08-10
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Rinella, Jr., Anthony "Tony"
Phyllis Vinyard
B: 1928-09-18
D: 2018-08-07
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Vinyard, Phyllis
Pauline Duke
B: 1938-06-24
D: 2018-07-31
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Duke, Pauline
Barbara Shields
B: 1932-12-04
D: 2018-07-31
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Shields, Barbara
Ruehama Reeder
B: 1921-10-18
D: 2018-07-27
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Reeder, Ruehama
Henry Moutria
B: 1935-09-05
D: 2018-07-26
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Moutria, Henry
Edward Atwood
B: 1964-11-17
D: 2018-07-26
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Atwood, Edward
Carolyn Soldner
B: 1942-02-04
D: 2018-07-24
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Soldner, Carolyn
Frank Furtak
B: 1929-04-12
D: 2018-07-21
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Furtak, Frank

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G. K. Chesterton wrote, "Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die." The men and women who served in the armed forces, whether during a time of war, or one of peace, are living examples of that contradiction. Each should be honored and remembered, so that our gratitude never fades.

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Starletta Kerley

January 25, 1959 - - April 24, 2018

Starletta Mae Kerley, 59, went to heaven at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at her residence in Murphysboro She was born January of 1959, in Murphysboro to Purle and Alfreda Alstat. She graduated from Elverado High School and J. A. Logan College. Starletta married James R. Kerley in July, 1977. She was a cosmetologist and ran her own business. Star is survived by her hu ...

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 of M ...

Daniel Kiel

July 30, 1963 - - November 06, 2017

Daniel Joseph Kiel, 54, formerly of Murphysboro, passed away at 11:01 a.m. Monday, November 6, 2017, at his residence in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Daniel was born on July 30, 1963, in Murphysboro, to Robert "Bob" Kiel and Helen (Schoenberger) Kiel. Mr. Kiel served in the U.S. Navy from 1981 to 1983. He had worked as a heating and air-conditioning repairman. Daniel was a membe ...

Amy King

May 06, 1975 - - October 16, 2017

Amy Lynn (Buser) King, 42, of Murphysboro, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2017, at her residence in Murphysboro. Amy was born on May 6, 1975, in Murphysboro, to Robert Buser and Donna (Hooker) Staszak. She had worked as a CNA at Our Place, the nursing home and for Addus. and she had worked at Wal-Mart. Amy married Alonzo D. King on February 23, 2004, in P ...

David Carl Newfarmer - Kleinschmidt, Jr.

April 04, 1986 - - October 06, 2017

David Carl Newfarmer-Kleinschmidt, Jr., 31, of Murphysboro, was tragically killed in an explosion and fire near his rural Murphysboro home on Friday, October 6, 2017. David was born on April 4, 1986, in Murphysboro, to David Kleinschmidt, Sr., and Rita (Rodersheimer) Newfarmer. He was a 2005 graduate of Operation Rebound, and worked building his own real estate rental busi ...

Roberta Keller

August 06, 1924 - - August 05, 2017

Roberta Mae Keller, 92, of Murphysboro, went to be with her Lord at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the Manor Court of Carbondale. Roberta was born on August 6, 1924, in Anna, Illinois, to Robert N. Brown and Mamie (Dillow) Brown. She enjoyed sewing and crocheting and more recently she was an avid reader. Mrs. Keller was a member of the Elm Street Baptist Church in Mu ...

Kimberly Kimmel

July 16, 1975 - - May 11, 2017

Kimberly D. Kimmel, 41, of Murphysboro, passed away at 9:01 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Kimberly was born on July 16, 1975, in Murphysboro, to Logan Clyde Kimmel and Jean Ann (Wyman) Kimmel. She was an avid Cardinal fan. She enjoyed visiting and spending time with her family and friends, especially her nieces and nephews. S ...

Ernest Kelley

November 25, 1943 - - October 02, 2016

Ernest Lee Kelley, 72, of Marion, went to be with the Lord at 2:42 a.m. Sunday, October 2, 2016, at his home in Marion, surrounded by his family and friends. Ernest was born on November 25, 1943, in Carbondale, to Everett "Bud' Kelley and Nila (Toler) Turner-Fedderke. He had served in the National Guard. He was a lineman and cable splicer for GTE and then Verizon retiring a ...

Larry Keown

January 02, 1944 - - August 20, 2016

Larry Eugene Keown, 72, of Murphysboro, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Larry was born on January 2, 1944, in Carbondale, Illinois, to Eugene Keown and Lela Mae (Plough) Keown Neely. He had retired and had worked as a factory worker. He loved to fish and be outdoors. Larry married Judy Butterfield on June 28, 1969, in ...

Wanda Karl

December 26, 1918 - - July 26, 2016

Wanda L. Bush Karl, 97, of Murphysboro, passed away at 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at her daughter's residence in Alton, Illinois. Wanda was born on December 26, 1918, in Murphysboro, Illinois, to Herbert Dunham and Nancy (Cripps) Dunham Coleman. She had worked as a cook as the Logan House. Mrs. Karl was a member of the First Assembly of God in Murphysboro. Wanda fir ...

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