Obituaries

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Helen C. (Wiehn) Harriss

Helen Harriss

Helen C. (Wiehn) Harriss, of Farmington, formerly of Belleville, IL, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 in Farmington. She was 98.

Helen was born on Dec. 3, 1919, in DuQuoin, IL.

Helen retired from Magna Bank as an Assistant Cashier and Customer Service supervisor. She also worked at DuQuoin State Bank.

She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL.

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Feb

Lillian 'Joan' Barton

Joan Barton

Lillian “Joan” Barton of Ironton passed away on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at her residence. She was 72.

She was born on Jan. 22, 1946 in Black, the daughter of the late Pallie Ray and Stella May (Schrum) Helms.

On July 4, 1963, she was united in marriage to Wilmer Lee Barton, who survives.

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Dorothy Hazel Baker

Dorothy Hazel Baker 

Dorothy Hazel Baker of Ironton passed away on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. She was 95.

Dorothy was born on Nov. 9, 1922 in Burke, SD, a daughter of the late Charles and Della Mae Allred Umberger.

On Nov. 24, 1944, she was united in marriage to Francis Leonard Lubbers, who preceded her in death on Dec. 3, 1973.

To this union were born three children, Glenn Lubbers and wife Kathy of Arcadia, Marilyn Sletten of Ironton, and David Lubbers and wife Elaine of Knob Lick.

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31
Jan

Nolan Edward Hemphill Reed

Nolan Edward Hemphill Reed

Nolan Edward Hemphill Reed of Ironton passed away at Barnes Jewish Children’s Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. He was 10.

Nolan was born on Aug. 24, 2007, a son of Rebecca and Jason Reed. 

Nolan is survived by his parents; two sisters, Cynthia “Maya” Hemphill and Isabella Hemphill; grandparents, Kenneth Hemphill, Paula and Randy Head, Mike and Connie Reed; and many loving aunts and uncles, great aunts and uncles, and many other loving relatives. 

A celebration of life was held for Nolan on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. 

A visitation was held Monday starting at 4 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. 

Online condolences may be made at www.colefamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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Jan

Eugenia Ialene Demand

Eugenia Ialene Demand

Eugenia Ialene Demand of Arcadia passed away on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. She was 92.

On April 19, 1925, Eugenia was born in Hogan, a daughter of the late Livingston and Alice Gilman Pearson.

Eugenia was united in marriage on June 26, 1946 to Joseph “D.D” Demand.

She is survived be three children, Joe and wife Sandy Demand of Lake St. Louis, Mike Demand of Arcadia, and Mary Beth Sayles of Arcadia; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.

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Jan

Robert Eugene “Geno” Harris

Robert Eugene “Geno” Harris

Robert Eugene “Geno” Harris of Vulcan passed away on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at his residence. He was 56.

Geno was born April 29, 1961 at St. Louis to parents, Ethelbert and Edna (Jines) Harris.

Geno was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He had many friends and loved to work on cars. He had worked as a rehabber for many years in the St. Louis area before making Vulcan his home.

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Eual John Lewis

Eual John Lewis

Eual John Lewis of Ironton, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 in St. Louis. He was 90.

He was born on Feb. 10, 1927 in Des Arc, the son of the late Eli and Rella Mae (Robinson) Lewis.

Eual married Mary Frances Colyott on Aug. 14, 1948. To this union three children were born, John Lewis and wife, Sandie of Fenton, Doug Lewis and wife, Lisa of Fenton, and Debra Kay West, who preceded him in death.

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Dara Jean Beaver

Dara Jean Beaver

Dara Jean Beaver of Ironton passed away on Jan. 12, 2018. She was 68.

She was born on Oct. 31, 1949 in Warrenton, the daughter of the late Ross Leland and Muriel Nadine (Schulz) Cox of Wentzville.

On Sept. 11, 1976, she was united in marriage to Leman Ray Beaver, who preceded her in death on July 12, 2016.

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Jan

Clara Boatwright

Clara Boatwright

Clara Boatwright passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at her daughter’s residence in Florissant. She was 104.

Clara was a longtime resident of Wayne County, and had deep family roots in Iron County.

She was born on Sept. 17, 1913 to parents Edward and Pearl (Laxton) Silvy at Mill Spring. She was one of their 11 children.

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Joseph Carter Miller

Joseph Carter Miller

Joseph Carter Miller, known to most as “Carter,” passed away on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 in Pilot Knob. He was 92.

He was born on Feb. 9, 1925 in Marble Creek, the son of the late George Owen and Esther Ann (Matkin) Miller.

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