"S" OBITUARIES

page 2

Union County Illinois Genealogy Trails

CLEORA ALPHA SMITH

dove


CARBONDALE – Cleora Alpha Smith, 89, of 1425 Old W. Main St., Apt. 110, died at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 1996, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Services were held Wednesday, Jan. 10, 1996 in Huffman Harker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tommy Monroe officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan 9, 1996 at the funeral home.
Mrs. Smith was a homemaker. She was a member of the Jesus Only Church.
She was born Sept. 10, 1906, in Cobden to Jerome and Alpha Omega (Cavaness) Glasco.
She married Frank F. Smith on April 16, 1932, in Carbondale. He survives. She was previously married to Archie Kelley, Sr. and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include three sons, Archie Kelley and Carl and Jerry Smith, all of Carbondale; two daughters, Virginia Beasley of Collinsville and Lucille Lipe of Carbondale; one sister, Lucy Widdows of Carbondale; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-granchildren.
Her parents, one brother, and three sisters preceded her in death.
--Source: Memorial obituary card of newspaper obituary notice, contributed by Richard & Dianne Kelley.

DICK L. SMITH

dove

Highland Park, IL--Dick L. Smith, age 43, of Highland Park passed away on Thursday, October 16, 1997 at home. He was born December 29, 1953 in Anna, Illinois. He graduated from Waukegan High School and was employed at Sunset Foods, Highland Park. He was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his parents, Curtis and Faye Smith of Dongola, IL; 5 sisters, Iris (George) Modglin of Ullin, IL, Kay (Gino) DalPonte of Highland Park, Cathy (Herb) Garrey of Lake Forest, IL, Nancy (Tom) Kiddle of Kenosha, WI, and Pam (Doug) Inglish of Kenosha; 1 brother, Mike Smith of Kenosha; 7 nieces and 7 nephews; also several aunts and uncles.
Friends may call on Saturday, October 18, 1997 from 5 to 8 PM at the SEGUIN & SYMONDS FUNERAL HOME, 1848 Second Street, Highland Park. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 20, 1997 at the Crain Funeral Home, Dongola, IL. Interment will follow at the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Dongola, IL. 
--News Sun, The (Waukegan, IL) - October 18, 1997

ELLEN CATHERINE SMITH



Dongola, IL--Ellen Catherine Smith, 94, of Dongola, died Saturday, May 24, 2003 at her home.
She was born April 2, 1909 in Springville, IL, daughter of Gabriel and Nora Dillow Graves.  She and Floyd James Smith were married Jan. 30, 1931.  He died March 23, 1958.
Survivors include four daughters, Shirley Donaldson of Little Rock, AR, Carolyn Bracken of Dongola, Eveline Poole of Tamms, IL, Rosemary Dotson of Jerseyville, IL; 19 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two daughters, a sister, a half brother and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be until 2 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola.  Funeral will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Brent Miller officiating.  Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.

Mrs. Florence Smith

Mrs. Florence Smith, age 84, died at her home, 323 West Vienna St. in Anna at 11:15am Thursday. She had been a resident of Mound City until about five months ago when she moved to Anna to make her home with her son, Frank A Smith. She was born in Lovelaceville, KY. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church in Mound City.
Besides her son, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rosie Helton of Mounds and Mrs. Ruby Sullivan of Puxico, MO. 18 grandchildren and 8 great - grandchildren.
Friends may call at the McCarty Funeral Home after 4pm. today. Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home Saturday at 2:30pm, with the Rev. Elmer Mathis officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Ruzich. Burial will be in the Anna Cemetery.

--Transcribed by Brenda Neely, 2006.

GENEVA I. SMITH

dove

Cobden, IL--Geneva I. Smith, 83, of Cobden died Wednesday, October 24, 2007 at her home.
She was born November 9, 1923, daughter of  James and Irene Dixon Wright.  She and Clyde E. Smith were married November 22, 1941 at Benton, MO.  He died May 26, 2001.
Smith was a member of Immanual Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Jim Smith of Carterville, IL, Duane Smith of Jonesboro, IL; two daughters, Susan Forby and Deanna Smith of Cobden; two sisters, Beulah Pribble of Herrin, IL, Muriel Snyder of Cahokia, IL; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, four sisters and four brothers.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home, and after 10 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Baptist Church.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday (October 26, 2007) at the church, with the Rev. Kenneth Mixen officiating.  Burial will be in Cobden Cemetery.

INEZ SMITH



Anna, IL--Inez Smith, age 89, of Anna died Tuesday, Feb. 8, 1994 at the Union County Hospital in Anna.
She was born February 28, 1904 in Union County, the daughter of Homer and Sarah Harlan Johnson.  She was united in marriage to Hollie Smith.  He preceded her in death on March 23, 1961.
Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Baptist Church in Anna.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Dorothy Hubbs and Reba Mull, both of Anna; Helen Perrsons of Carterville and Howard Rice of Marion.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Maude Clutts, Ollie Rice, and Elva Truelove; and three brothers, Hollie Johnson, Ray Johnson and Earl Johnson.
Funeral services were held Friday, Feb. 11, (1994) at 1 p.m. at the Crain Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Larry Shacklee officiating.  Interment was in the Ebenezer Hall Cemetery.
--Source:  Dongola Tri-County Record, Feb 17, 1994; contributed by Cindy Ford.

JAMES "CURTIS" SMITH

dove

Waukegan, IL.--JAMES "CURTIS" SMITH, age 93, formerly of Waukegan and Dongola, IL, died Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at home in Anna, IL.
He was born March 1, 1912 in Bloomfield, MO., a son of Leonard and Mary Smith. He was a Custodian at Lake Bluff Junior High School and Bertrand Bowling Lanes.
He is survived by Kay (Gino) Dalponte, Catherine (Herb) Garrey, Nancy (Tom) Kiddle, Pamela (Doug) Inglish and Mike Smith; son-in-law, George Modglin; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Almeta Modglin and Lenora Canupp; brother-in-law, Grant Taylor; Nieces, Nephews and other relatives.
Curtis was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Faye Smith; daughter, Iris Modglin; son, Dick Smith; and brother, Leonard Smith.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, July 23, 2005 in Dongola, IL.
--News Sun, The (Waukegan, IL) - July 27, 2005

James E. Smith

 James E. Smith, 58, of Jonesboro died Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.
Born Nov. 12, 1942, in Chicago, he was the son of Charles R. and Sylvia E. Bickel Smith.
On Aug. 3, 1963, he married Judith A. (Sandin).
James was a pipefitter and a member of the Pipefitters Union Local 597 in Chicago.
Survivors include his wife of Jonesboro; one daughter, Noreen Griffin of Holly Springs Miss.; two sons, Matthew Smith of Melrose Park, Ill., Brian Smith of Creal Springs, Ill.; one brother, William Smith of River Grove, Ill.; and seven grandchildren.
Private funeral service will be held at St. John's Cemetery in Dongola. Arrangements are under the direction of Crain Funeral Home.
--Transcribed by Brenda Neely, 2006


MARY M. SMITH



ANNA, IL - Mary M. Smith, 93, passed away at 7:37 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, in Walker Funeral Home in Alto Pass, with the Rev. Webb Manley officiating. Burial will be in Alto Pass Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mary was born May 26, 1915, in Alto Pass. She was the daughter of Tom and Lula Broadway Bilderbeck. She married Maurice Smith, and he preceded her in death.
Survivors include her son, R. Maurice Smith of Anna; one sister, Maude Anderson of Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband and parents.
--Published in The Southern Illinoisan from 12/17/2008 - 12/18/2008

PAMELA RUTH SMITH

dove

Pamela Ruth Smith, 58, of Murphysboro died Monday, June 25, 2007, at her home.  She was born May 4, 1949 in Anna, daughter of Howard W. and Elva M. Crowell Smith.
Smith was a lead cashier several years at Rural King in Carbondale, IL.  She was formerly of Cobden and was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three brothers, Howard Smith of Christopher, IL, Donald Smith of Anna, IL, Jerry Smith of Salem, IL; and a sister, Linda Baxter of Carterville, IL.
She was preceded in death by a daughter and her parents.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to service time Thursday at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2007 at the funeral home with the Rev. William Price officiating.  Burial will be in Murdale Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Murphysboro.


Albert Lloyd Smithey

 Albert Lloyd Smithey, 59, of Mill Creek died Friday, July 26, 2002, at Union County Hospital.
He was born Aug. 25, 1942, in Granite City, Ill., son of Albert L. and Ada E. Wilson Smithey. He and Nora M. Smiddy were married Dec. 23, 1962, in Corinth, Miss.
Albert was a route salesman 30 years with Lewis Brothers Bakery in Anna, Ill. He was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1960 to 1962.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Charles Smithey of Anna, Anthony Smithey of Jonesboro, Ill.; a sister, Joann Adams of Elco, Ill.; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.
Friends may call at Hileman and Parr Funeral Home in Jonesboro from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Buddy Walls officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 of Anna.  --Posted by Brenda Neely, 2006.



Lucille Smithey

 Lucille Smithey, 82, of Anna died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at City Care Center.
She was born June 21, 1919, at Mill Creek, Ill., daughter of Clyde D. and Eulalah Dillow Mowery. She and Winfred Smithey were married Jan. 5, 1937, in Pulaski County. He died Dec. 18, 1959.
She lived in Alton, Ill., for several years. She had worked at Owens-Illinois Glass Co. in Alton, Park's Drug Store and Capel's Pharmacy in Anna. She later moved back to Mill Creek where she lived until moving to Anna in 1999.
She was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church in Mill Creek.
Survivors include two brothers, Robert Mowery of Columbus, Ohio, Perry Mowery of Union County, Ill.; and a sister, Jean DeFrates of Springfield, Ill.
Friends may call at Hileman and Parr Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill., from 5-7 p.m. today.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bob Richardson officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
--Posted by Brenda Neely, 2006.

Nora Mae Smithey

 Nora Mae Smithey, 61, of Millcreek died Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at her home.
She was born Oct. 6, 1944, in Anna, Ill., daughter of Oliver and Agnes Arnold Smiddy. She and Albert Lloyd Smithey were married Dec. 23, 1962, in Corinth, Miss. He died July 26, 2002.
Nora attended First Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ill.
Survivors include two sons, Charles Smithey of Anna, Anthony Smithey of Jonesboro; two sisters, Thomasine Meiron of Springfield, Ill., Willie Parker of Augusta, Ga.; and six grandchildren.
Friends may call at Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro from 11 a.m. to service time Saturday. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Joe Aldridge officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery.
--Posted by Brenda Neely, 2006.


MARY G. SMUCK



WASHINGTON, DC–MARY G. SMUCK, 87, who had taught private piano lessons at her home, died of cancer April 4 at home in Deale. Mrs. Smuck was born in Jonesboro, Ill., and attended Irving College in Pennsylvania.
In the late 1920s, she moved to the Washington area and attended Washington College of Music.
She was a member of the National Symphony Orchestra Society, Luther Place Memorial Church in Washington and St. James Episcopal Church in Lothian.
Her husband, Carl C. Smuck, died in 1989.
Survivors include two children, John C. Smuck of Arlington and Peggy Bruton Edwards of Olympia, Wash.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. A daughter, Carla Sonntag, died in 1978.
--Washington Post, The (DC) - April 7, 1995

FORREST E. SNEAD



ANNA, IL - FORREST E. SNEAD, 81, of Savannah, Ga., formerly of Evansville, Ind., and Anna, passed away at 11:41 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2009, in Tybee Island in Georgia.
Mr. Snead was born Oct. 12, 1927, the son of Earl and Lela (Richardson) Snead.
He married Margetta C. Fox in the garden of his in-laws, Sam and Glenna Fox of Anna, on Mother's Day in 1948.
Forrest grew up in Anna. His earliest memories were shoveling out the stables on the dairy farm at Anna State Hospital. After his mother, Lela Snead, signed the permission forms, he joined the Navy at 17 and saw the end of World War II. He was a radio operator on the USS Columbia.
Forrest returned to Anna and attended Southern Illinois University Carbondale and was then married to Margetta. He then took his new wife to Evansville, Ind., where he met his business partner, Ed Beck. He and Ed worked in the then-new area of computers at Arkla before both went to Mead Johnson Pharmaceuticals. Forrest started the first computer department at Mead Johnson when computers were the size of large rooms, working long days and nights learning key-punch to tell the computers exactly how to operate.
He was an avid golfer and gardener and loved to travel. On weekends he would return to Anna to work on his parents' farm; stretching fence, raising beef cattle and taking care of his parents. He was a good son, husband and father. He retired in 2000 to Savannah, Ga., and lived on Wilmington Island.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Margetta Snead of Savannah, Ga.; his daughter, Colleen Johnson of Evansville, Ind.; his sons, Randall F. Snead and R. Michael Lyons of Savannah, Ga.; his grandson, Grant E. Johnson of Evansville, Ind.; four great-grandchildren; and his brother, Vernon O. Snead and wife of St. Louis.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2009, in Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Bill Minor officiating. Interment will be in the family cemetery at Ebenezer Hall Cemetery in Lick Creek, on a beautiful hilltop overlooking the hills and valleys of Southern Illinois. Military honors will be conducted at the graveside by Carroll P. Foster Post 3455 of the VFW in Anna. Friends may call after noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Forrest wore a suit for 40 years and did not enjoy it, so casual spring dress is in order.
--Courtesy Southern Illinoisan.


BETTY CORZINE SNYDER



Spring Hill, FL-BETTY CORZINE McCRORY SNYDER, 86, of Spring Hill, died Saturday (May 7, 2005) in Forest Oaks Center in Spring Hill.
Born in Balcom, Ill., she came here 16 years ago from Miamisburg, Ohio. She was a retired tax examiner for the U.S. Treasury, Division of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, and was a member of Spring Hill Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Survivors include her husband, Ralph Wilbur; a daughter, Sandy Willis, Beulah, Mich.; a sister, Colleen Garrott, Anna, Ill.; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.
Merritt Funeral Home, Spring Hill.
--St. Petersburg Times (FL) - May 12, 2005

ERNESTINE M. "PAT" SOGARD



BRADENTON, FL–ERNESTINE M. “PAT” SOGARD, 92, Bradenton, died Sept. 26, 1998.
She was born in Anna, Ill., and came to Bradenton 28 years ago from Indianapolis. She was a retired music teacher. She was a Butler University graduate and a member of Longboat Island Chapel.
Survivors include a son, Jack of Indianapolis; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Freedom Village.
National Cremation Society, Sarasota chapter, is in charge.
--Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) - October 1, 1998

CAPT. GENEVIEVE R. SOLLER

FLAG

LACON, IL-- CAPT. GENEVIEVE R. SOLLER, 87, of Lacon died at the Danville Veterans Administration Hospital on Saturday, Nov. 9, 1991. She was born Jan. 4, 1904, near Dongola to Ira Monroe and Eva Catherine Scurlock Robinson.
She is survived by one sister, Vivian Murphy of Lacon.
She was a graduate of the Illinois Training School for Nurses and the University of Michigan, where she received her doctorate.
She was a retired district supervising nurse with the Illinois Department of Health and worked as senior school nurse and health educator for Ann Arbor, Mich., public schools.
She also coordinated community health and nursing for the Department of Public Instruction in Lansing, Mich.
She was a member of the Alumnae Association at the Illinois Training School of Nurses, the Michigan School Health Association, the Michigan State Nurses Association, the National Organization of Public Health Nurses, the American Public Health Association, the American School Health Association, Delta Omega, Pi Lambda Theta and Phi Kappa Phi.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at American Legion Cemetery near Dongola. Military rites will be accorded by Carroll P. Foster of Anna Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3455, Anna. Crain Funeral Home, Dongola, is in charge of arrangements. 
--Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - November 14, 1991


HERMAN W. SOWERS


ANNA, IL–MR. HERMAN W. SOWERS, age 81, of Anna, formerly of Olive Branch, died at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born August 5, 1930 in Mill Creek, the son of Truman and Mary M. Cruse Sowers. He married Jessie Stonecipher on April 6, 1953 in Tamms.
Herman is survived by his wife, Jessie Sowers of Anna; two sons, Bill Sowers of Anna, Stephen Sowers of Vienna; three grandchildren, Jacob, Preston, and Jeremy Sowers; one sister, June McIntosh of Morton, Illinois; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Herman owned and operated Ko-Ko Jo’s in Olive Branch for many years. He loved to fish and hunt in his spare time.
Herman proudly served his country in the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne Division. He was the past Post Commander of the American Legion in Villa Ridge.  Herman is a member of the American Legion Post # 406 in Cairo. He was also a member of the 82nd Airborne Division Association and a member of the Anna-Jonesboro Elk’s Lodge # 1641.
Funeral services for Mr. Herman W. Sowers will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Bobby Richardson officiating. Interment will be in the St. John’s Cemetery. Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. and until the funeral hour on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.
--Published: Thursday, March 22, 2012, Anna Gazette Democrat



EVERETT SPECK

dove

Anna, IL.--Everett Speck, 95, of Anna died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007 at his home.
He was born Aug. 21, 1912 in Anna, son of Henry Crawford and Ethel Norma Kirby Speck.  He and Offa Jane Benefield were married Dec. 24, 1933, in Anna.  She died Jan 5, 1997.
Speck was a truck driver 46 years with Florsheim Shoe Co.
Survivors include two sisters, Martha Elliott of Minnesota, Mary Strandt of California; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 11:30 a. m. to service time today at Gospel Kingdom Penecostal Church in Jonesboro, Ill.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today (Jan. 2, 2008) at the church.  Burial will be in Anna Cemetery.
Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

JULIA SUSAN SPIRES


SARASOTA, FL--JULIA SUSAN SPIRES, 85, of Sarasota died Sunday at Campbell House Nursing Center in Sarasota. A native of Anna, Ill., she moved to this area 10 years ago from Illinois. She was a retired public school teacher and United Methodist.
She is survived by a daughter, Susan Carter of Mobile, Ala.; a stepdaughter, Betty Rendelman of Zephyrhills; three stepsons, Don of Chicago, Bill Plemon of Lakeland and Thomas Plemon; a brother, Eugene Robinson of Sarasota; a sister, Ethel Halterman of Decatur, Ind.; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Gentry-Morrison Funeral Home, Southside Lakeland.
--Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - August 12, 1992

ROGER SHANNON SPURLOCK

Service for Roger Spurlock will be held Tuesday at 11 am at Crain Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Garrett Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Casper Cemetery near Anna. Friends may call at the funeral home after 5pm today. Spurlock, 22 years old, of Greenville, TX, formerly of Anna, died Sunday. Dec. 17, 1987 of injuries suffered during a traffic accident. He was born May 25, 1965 at Merced, CA, son of Roger Spurlock and Delores Treece Spurlock. Survivors include his father and step-mother, Roger and Brenda Spurlock of Anna and his mother and step-father, Delores and Gene Pribble of Anna, a brother, Shane Spurlock, Anna, maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Helen Treece of Anna, paternal grandparents, Ervin and Virgie Spurlock of Jonesboro.
--Southeast Missourian, Dec 28, 1987; transcribed by Suzan Stern.

VIRGIE M. SPURLOCK



Jonesboro, Ill.--Virgie M. Spurlock, 88, of Jonesboro died Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
She was born June 28, 1919 in Hawesville, Ky., daughter of William and Dora Sanders Nix.  She and Ervin M. Spurlock were married Dec. 23, 1939 in Jackson, Mo.  He died Nov 19, 1988.
Spurlock was a member of the United Methodist Church in Anna, Ill., and a volunteer with Homeless Inc.
Survivors include two daughters, Pat Stockton of Dongola, Ill., Ramona Clark of Jonesboro; two sons, Roger Spurlock of Cobden, Ill., Dana Spurlock of Oak Ridge; two sisters, Pauline Adkins and Helen Peck of Hawesville; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, four sisters, and four grandsons.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Bill Minor officiating.  Burial will be in Casper Cemetery.
--Southeast Missourian.

Ray D. Sronce

 Ray D. Sronce, 54, of Cobden died Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill.
He was born March 13, 1947, in Anna, son of Paul and Helen Juanita Young Sronce. He and Darlene Dallas were married Oct. 20, 1970, in Jonesboro, Ill.
Ray was retired from Greyhound Bus Lines. He was a member of Cobden American Legion Post 259.
He served two tours in the U.S. Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Darrick Sronce of Paris, Ill., Shawn Sronce of Cobden; two daughters, Valery Sronce of Metropolis, Ill., Tiffany Sronce of Cobden; two sisters, Bonnie Payne of Dayton, Ind., Ruth Boren of Springfield, Ill.; a brother, Donnie Sronce of Cobden; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden after 6 p.m. today.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Janet Lindsey officiating. Burial will be in Alto Pass Cemetery, with military honors by Cobden American Legion Post 259 and Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455 of Anna.

--Transcribed by Brenda Neely, 2006.


JOHN L. "JACK" STARR


ANNA -- JOHN L. “JACK” STARR, 68, died at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010, in Union County Hospital in Anna.
He was born April 19, 1942, in Galesburg, the son of Marion S. and Eva (Boen) Starr.
John was a member of Laborers Local 773 and Elco Baptist Church.
He first married Janet Sue Carter, and later married Kathryn Wright Chapman. Kathryn preceded him in death Feb. 22, 2010.
Survivors include his former wife, Janet Sue Starr of Jonesboro; five sons, Kevin (Michele) Starr, Jeff (Linda) Starr, Ron Chapman and Clifford Treece, all of Anna, and Richard Chapman of New Port Richey, Fla.; one daughter, Dorinda Treece of Anna; 15 grandchildren, Kevin L. Starr Jr., Brandon Starr, Ashley Starr, Jacob Starr, Haley Pulliam, Letisha Pugh, Leneisha Pugh, Makaila Smith, Tara Tite, Josh Tite, Darren Tite, Amber Chapman, Ronnie Chapman, Joey Chapman and Nikki Treece; 17 great-grandchildren, Serenity McHughes, Nicholas Chapman, Jacob Chapman, Skylie Fisher, Joeseph Chapman Jr., Jordan Chapman, Brooke Starr, Bryce Moore, Angel Starr Fox, Blake Cast, Brennan Pullium, Isabella Alverez, PePe Alverez, Eli Huff, Kaleb Bauer, Kylie Dailey and Kaitlyn Starr; a brother, Raymond Starr of Houston; and a sister, Terrie (Gus) Autry of Springfield.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Gerald Starr, Billy Dean Starr and Jimmy Lee Starr.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. today in Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Billy Carter officiating. Interment will be in Jonesboro Cemetery.
--Published in The Southern Illinoisan from December 10 to December 11, 2010

Mary Stokes

 Mary Stokes, 89, of Anna died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2001, at City Care Center.
She was born March 12, 1912, daughter of Joe and Mary Smith. She married Raymond Stokes, who died May 16, 1973.
Survivors include two sons, Elmer Stokes of Anna, Raymond Stokes of Dongola, Ill.; a daughter, Juanita Stokes; and a brother, Claudia Smith of Winston, Mass.
She was preceded in death by a sister.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. The Rev. Norman Sloan will officiate. Burial will be in Anna Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 10 a.m. until time of service.
--Transcribed by Brenda Neely, 2006.


WILLIAM F. STONE



CRYSTAL RIVER, FL–WILLIAM F. STONE, 69, of Crystal River, died Saturday (July 11, 1998) at Seven Rivers Community Hospital. Born in Dongola, Ill., he came here one year ago from Trenton, Ill., and was a retired construction worker.
He was retired after 21 years of service from the U. S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II. He was a Baptist and a life member of the American Legion and VFW, both of Trenton, and Local 946, O'Fallon, Ill.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy C.; a brother, George, Missouri; and a sister, Mary Terry, Granite City, Ill.
Strickland Funeral Home, Crystal River.
--St. Petersburg Times (FL) - July 13, 1998.

Billy G. Stout

 Billy G. Stout, 73, of Lick Creek died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at his home.
He was born July 16, 1929, in Johnson County, son of Lois O. and Elsie Marie Baker Stout. He and Maye Haire were married Feb. 28, 1948, in Osceola, Ark.
He was a carpenter 37 years with E. T. Simonds Construction Co. He was an elder at First Christian Church in Anna, Ill., and chairman of the Mission Committee many years.
Survivors include his wife; four sons, Larry Stout of Beaver Dam, Wis., Bill Jr. and Richard Stout of Anna, John Stout of Lick Creek; a daughter, Susan Crawford of Lick Creek; a brother, Jimmy Stout of Decatur, Ill.; two sisters, Lorene Lingle of Lick Creek, Virginia Page of Carbondale, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Friends may call at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna after 5:30 p.m. today, and after 10 a.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Anna.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the church, with Gene Crosser officiating. Burial will be in Anna City Cemetery.

--Transcribed by Brenda Neely, 2006.

HUGH H. STOUT



ELGIN, IL–HUGH H. STOUT--Services for Hugh H. Stout, 85, of Elgin, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 22, at Stout-Madison Funeral Home, 252 S. State Street, Elgin. The Rev. Donald C. Keck will officiate.
He was born Dec. 19, 1910, in Anna, Ill.
Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery, Elgin.
He died Thursday, April 18, at St. Joseph Hospital.
Mr. Stout was affiliated with Stout Funeral Home for more than 50 years.
He was the beloved husband of Golda "Judy" M. (nee Lewis); loving father of Donnell D. (Virginia), Dr. Ronald L. (Breda), and Duane E. (Christine); dear grandfather of Bruce, Darrell, Kieran, and Keara, and step-grandfather of Curtis (Janet) Nekovar, Melody (Keith) Johnson, and Keri Nekovar.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William D. and Della (nee Keistler) Stout, and his brother Wayne (Mildred) Stout.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church, 19 Center St., Elgin, Ill. 60120.
Arrangements were made by Cuneo-Columbian Funeral Home.
--Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) - Sunday, April 21, 1996

JACK STUBER



ANNA - Jack Stuber, 69, of Elmwood, Tenn., formerly of Anna, died at 9:17 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, in University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn.
He was born March 9, 1939, in Cobden. He married Ruth Ann Tucker on June 14, 1962. She survives.
He was a member of the Chestnut Mound United Methodist Church.
He served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a lifetime member of the AmVets Post 60 in Arcadia, Fla.
He retired from John Deere Tractor Works in Waterloo, Iowa.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann of Elmwood; two sons, John David (Robin) Stuber of Winchester, Ky., and Jeffrey (Tammy) Stuber of Salem, Ore.; one daughter, Jacqueline (Greg) Thomas of Elmwood; 14 grandchildren, Joshua, Samara, Michael Allen, Laura, Ashley, Katie, Kaylee, Billy, David, Danielle, Christopher, Logan, Michael and Allison; one great-grandchild, Jasmine; two sisters, Phyllis (Larry) Vaughn of Anna and Bonnie (Manny) Hernandez of Belleville; one brother, John T. (Kristy) Stuber of De Soto, Mo.; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Laura Ragsdale and a sister, Linda Kay Rosson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, in Crain Funeral Home, Anna with John Shelton officiating. Greg Thomas will deliver the eulogy. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008, in the funeral home. Burial will be in Casper Cemetery.
--Published in The Southern Illinoisan on 9/19/2008

IZOLA SUMMERS


CLEARWATER, FL--IZOLA SUMMERS, 79, of Clearwater died Wednesday at Drew Village Nursing Center. A native of Anna, Ill., she moved to the area in 1964 from Carbondale, Ill.
She was a bookkeeper and a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Largo.
She is survived by her husband, Leo; a son, Bobby Gene of Chicago; two daughters, Patricia Sovonick of Largo, and Virda Zekas of Panama City; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Largo Chapel.
--Tampa Tribune, The (FL) - November 17, 1990

DELPHIA J. SYKES



WALNUT CREEK, CA–DELPHIA J. SYKES, a registered nurse with Ygnacio Valley Convalescent Hospital for 20 years, died Monday (Oct 16, 1995) at Mt. Diablo Medical Center in Concord. She was 88.
The native of Jonesboro, Ill. (born there April 13, 1907), lived in San Diego before moving to Concord 34 years ago. She was a member of St. Agnes Church in Concord.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Milton Sykes of Concord; daughter, Patricia Newman of Washington; son, Michael Sykes of Hercules; brother, Louis McKeever of Illinois; and four grandchildren.
Services: Vigil service at 7 p.m. today at Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel. Graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego.
--Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA) - October 19, 1995



Return to Obituary Index

Return to Union County Index

©2007-2012 Illinois Genealogy Trails

©2006 Brenda Neely, Illinois Genealogy Trails