Mr. Charles David Jessing, 78, of Manchester, Tenn., passed away Friday, October 11, 2013, at his home. Visitation with the Jessing family will be Friday, November 1, 2013, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis, Illinois. Mr. Jessing was born in Metropolis, Ill., the son of the late Albert and Emma Goyert Jessing. He retired from Arnold Engineering Development Center as an Operating Engineer. He also transferred vehicles for area car dealerships. He served his country in the Korean War. He attended St. Paul United Methodist Church. Mr. Jessing is preceded in death by four brothers; and three sisters. He is survived by one son, Kent Jessing, one daughter, Lisa Bush; their mother, Betty Lewis Jessing, one stepdaughter, Edna Murray, all of Manchester, Tenn.; one brother, Joe Jessing of Midlothian, Texas; one sister, Jean Bichon of Paducah, Ky.; two grandchildren, Jonathan Bush and Taylor Bush; and one stepgranddaughter, Magan Morris, all of Manchester, Tenn. Internment will be at Round Springs Cemetery in Massac County. The family requests memorials donations be made to: the American Cancer Society, 4503 W. DeYoung St. Suite 200C, Marion, IL 62959; or your local animal shelter. Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Ely C. Irvan, 70, of West Paducah died at 9 p.m. Thursday, October 24, 2013, at his home. He was a retired foreman for TBI Steel of Paducah and was of the Church of Christ faith. He is survived by his wife, Ann Irvan; one son, Jay Robinson of La Center; one daughter, Joyce Hemlin of West Paducah; one sister, Fannie Cruse of Henderson; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Robin Long; one brother; and four sisters. His parents were Solon R. Irvan and Eula (Lynch) Irvan. No services are scheduled. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-9961. Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of arrangements.
Catherine Walden, 103, of Metropolis died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at her home. She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She is survived by three daughters, Dianna Jaramillo of Belknap, Betty Taylor of Denver, and Virgilea Sworts of Dixon, Tenn.; one son, Harry Walden of Metropolis; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Harry Walden; two daughters, Mary Margaret Pruitt and Carrie Anne Tansel; one grandson; one sister; and four brothers. Her parents were William Charles and Carrie (Johnson) Vincent. No visitation or local services are scheduled. Miller Funeral Home in Metropolis is in charge of arrangements.
Les Hanak, 94, of Brookport died Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Southgate Health Center in Metropolis. He was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Aikins-Farmer Brookport Chapel with
Robert L. O’Neal, 77, of La Center died at 9:17 a.m. Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at Lourdes hospital. He was a member of the Church of Christ in Benton Harbor, Mich. He is survived by his wife, Shirley O’Neal; two sons, DeWayne O’Neal of Atlanta, and Robert O’Neal Jr. of El Paso, Texas; one daughter, Cheryl McCutchins of Benton Harbor, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Elvis; two sisters; and three brothers. His parents were Eddie and Roberta O’Neal. Services were held Saturday, October 26, 2013, at Morrow Funeral Chapel in La Center with Rev. Rodney Hill officiating. Interment followed at La Center Cemetery.
Marie Anne Mowell of Cairo died Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Marie Anne was born July 26, 1916, to parents Ludger J. and Marie Caron Vaudreuil in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Marie Anne married Richard F. Mowell, November 6, 1941, in St. Louis, Missouri. They were married 59 years when Richard Mowell passed away in his home on February 25, 2001. Marie Anne graduated from Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1938, with a bachelor of science degree in dietetics. Following her graduation, she spent one year internship in diet therapy at Watts and Duke Hospitals in Durham, North Carolina. Marie Anne came to Cairo, Illinois, in 1940 to open the first dietary department in St. Mary’s Hospital, where she instructed student nurses in subjects related to nutrition. She was an administrative dietician until 1942, when she joined her husband in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where he was serving in the Armed Forces. When the United States Army reassigned Richard to Trinidad, S.A., Marie Anne moved back to Cairo, Illinois. Later, she received her teaching certificate after attending summer school at Southeast Missouri University. In 1964 she began teaching a class in Family Living at the Adult School in Cairo, instructing students in clothing and sewing projects. She also taught at the Senior Citizen’s Nutrition Center. She retired from teaching in 1970. Many were not aware that Marie Anne had obtained her pilot’s license in 1952. Her “solo” flight was to Mount Vernon, Illinois. She and Richard flew to various Country Clubs to meet up with friends for a round of golf and dinner together. She and Richard were members of the Egyptian Country Club in Mounds, Illinois. Marie Anne loved to play golf and as a “Class A” golfer she won many trophies along the way. Marie Anne played golf until 2009 at the age of 93 when she lost her balance while playing golf, and subsequently, rolled down the hill, head over heels, on the eighth hole of the Egyptian Country Club golf course prompting her to “put her clubs away for good.” Marie Anne was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and was active as an Altar Guild member. Another passion of Marie Anne’s was her love for playing cards, which included bridge, pinochle, and gin rummy. She belonged to the “Two Tables Club” in Cairo, for many years and also was a substitute for many other card groups in the area. Marie Anne is survived by nieces and nephews. Marie Anne was preceded in death by her siblings, Fred Vaudreuil, Lionel Vaudreuil, Irene Vaudreuil Leary, Sister Mary Felice Vaudreuil, Roland Vaudreuil, Gladys Vaudreuil Bramblett, Isabel Vaudreuil Ihle, Elmire Vaudreuil Stusek and William Vaudreuil. Friends may call at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cairo, on Saturday, November 2, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Memorial Mass will follow. Interment and graveside services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, November 4, 2013, at Mound City National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Egyptian Country Club Ladies’ Golf Association in Mounds, Illinois, or the Cairo Public Library. Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.
Bartow Rickman Jr., 71, of Metropolis died at 9:34 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2013, at Baptist Health Paducah. Arrangements were incomplete at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis
Edith Louise Ice, 90, of Cairo died Monday, October 28, 2013, at her home. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church. She is survived by four daughters, Sharon Dunn, Barbara Pulliam and Pam Ice, all of Cairo, and Brenda Bone of Charleston, Mo.; one son, Thomas Ice of Mounds, Ill.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank, and one daughter, Joan Hill. Her parents were James and Lou Smith Davison. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013, at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo with Rev. Tom Hoskins officiating. Interment will follow at Green Lawn Memorial Gardens in Villa Ridge, Ill. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home.