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    William “Mike” Kruger

    View William “Mike” Kruger Metropolis Mr. William Michael “Mike” Kruger, age 66, of Metropolis, IL, passed away at 10:51 am on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Southgate Nursing and Health Care Center in Metropolis.  A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday, October 18, 2019 at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy A. Bean officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery. Mike was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and…

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    James Lester

    View James Lester James “Jim” Lester, age 89 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 5:10 pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at his residence. Memorial service arrangements are incomplete at this time at Miller-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. James “Jim” Lester, age 89 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 5:10 pm on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at his residence. Memorial service arrangements are incomplete at this time at… View   Send Flowers

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    Joe Troutman

    View Joe Troutman Metropolis Mr. Joe Troutman, 96 of Metropolis, IL, left to go fishing with Jesus on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Joe was born February 22, 1923 in Rosedale, Oklahoma to Rev. David and Grace Troutman. The family moved to Metropolis in 1930. On September 14, 1942, Joe married his high school sweetheart Dolores R. “Becky” Alliston. They were blessed with four loving children, Joe Alan, Connie Teckenbrock, Dana, and Tamara Banks. Mr. Troutman served in the Army during World War II…

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    Jack McNichols

    View Jack McNichols Jack R. McNichols, age 71 of The Villages, FL, formerly of Metropolis, IL, passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019, at his home, with his wife by his side. He was born March 11, 1948 to Leston “Nick” and Mable (Davis) McNichols, who preceded him in death. Visitation will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 11 am to 12:30 pm at the Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis, IL. Graveside services will follow in Metropolis Memorial Gardens with Rev. Allen…

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    Bobbie Crossland

    View Bobbie Crossland Metropolis Rev. Bobbie Crossland, age 87 of Metropolis, IL, passed away at 9:38 pm on Friday, October 4, 2019 at Mercy Health Paducah. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Schearer officiating. Burial will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Metropolis Memorial Gardens with military rites. Bobbie Crossland served in the US Army during the Korean War. He ser…

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    Julie Jacobs

    View Julie Jacobs Metropolis Julie Dawn Jacobs, age 56, of Metropolis, IL, drew her final breath on the evening of Tuesday, October 1, 2019 in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her family and friends.  Julie was a lifetime resident of Metropolis, IL. She attended Metropolis Community High School, where she excelled in basketball and softball. She continued her basketball pursuit, playing for Paducah Community College. Julie was a member of First Baptist Church in Metropolis. She…

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    Randy Meinders

    View Randy Meinders Grantsburg Mr. Randy Meinders, age 61, of Grantsburg, IL, passed away on Monday, September 30, 2019 at Baptist Health Paducah. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church with Bro. Frank Forthman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Meinders attended New Hope Baptist Church and was a trucker. Randy is survived by his wife, Merri Beth Meinders; two daughters, Amber Bremer and husband Heath and Elizabet…

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    Eddie Riley

    View Eddie Riley Wickliffe Eddie Riley, age 63, of Wickliffe, KY, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Mercy Health Paducah. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 5 to 6:30 pm at Blandville Baptist Church in Wickliffe, KY. Mr. Riley was of the Baptist faith. Eddie is survived by his wife, Tina Riley; daughters, Britaney Fleming, Carlee Fleming and Ramona Beyer; son, Junior Stewart and wife Katrina; grandchildren, Addie Lynn Hayes, Aleahonna Cox, Aiden Fleming; Hunt…

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    Bette Cagle

    View Bette Cagle Bette Cagle age 90 of Paducah, KY formerly of Metropolis passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with her family by her side.  She was born February 22, 1929 to Grover Cleveland and Clara (Morris) Ferguson. Graveside and burial services will be held Tuesday October 1, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at the Metropolis Memorial Gardens, with Jim Faughn and Adam Faughn officiating. Bette is survived by her daughter, Pamela, and two sist…

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    Reuben “Hank” Williamson

    View Reuben “Hank” Williamson Reuben “Hank” Williamson age 68 of Hamletsburg, IL, passed away September 27, 2019 at the Rosiclare Rehab in Rosiclare, IL. Graveside and burial services will be Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church cemetery with Rev. David Krueger officiating. Hank is survived by his children, Jeffery Williamson and wife Brooke, Chrystal Smith and husband Sam, and Eric Williamson; three grandchildren, one sister, Barbara Parker an…

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    James “J.D.” Holland

    View James “J.D.” Holland Metropolis James David “J.D.” Holland, age 84 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 10:25 pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center. Memorial services with military rites will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Rev. Shalom Renner and Rev. Jon Cockrel officiating. J.D. was retired from Westlake formerly known as B.F. Goodrich and was a farmer. He was a member of the F…

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    Eddie Rhoades

    View Eddie Rhoades Eddie Lee Rhoades, age 71 of Paducah, Kentucky formerly of Metropolis, Illinois passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Baptist Health Paducah. Memorial services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Joppa Missionary Baptist Church with Bro. David Wright officiating. Eddie was born of September 13, 1948 to Oscar S. Rhoades and Helen M. (Wright) Rhoades in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Rhoades is survived by one daughter, Christina Rhoades and fiancé Danie…

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    Melba Massie

    View Melba Massie Melba Massie, age 80 of Paducah, KY formerly of Brookport, IL passed away at 1:21 pm on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Baptist Health Paducah. Graveside and burial services will be held at 1 p.m.  on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Mt Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery with Rev. David Siere officiating. Melba is survived by her daughter, Debra Massie; sons, Kevin Massie and Dale Massie;  grandchildren, April, Wesley, and Hallie Massie; two great gran…

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    Frank Busby

    View Frank Busby Frank Joe Busby, at the age of 70 passed away on September 9, 2019 in Yorkville, Illinois. A gentle man, loving husband, devoted father and grandfather. Mr. Busby retired from Caterpillar Tractor Company with 31 years of service; was a member of the UAW union, gave on a weekly basis to United Way, and was a regular donor to the blood bank.  He was preceded in death by his father Paul Busby, mother Florence Busby, brother, Paul David Busby and sister, Donna Faye Mosier. H…

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    Amos Sommer

    View Amos Sommer Amos A. Sommer, age 83 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away Tuesday September 10, 2019 at the Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis, Illinois. Funeral services will be Friday September 13, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Miller-Loftus- McManus Funeral Home with Rev. David Siere officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.  He was born September 8, 1936 to Sherman and Rosa (Thompson), who preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, Irma, one daughter,…

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    Ida Strong

    View Ida Strong Ida Strong, age 82 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 9:41 am on Monday, September 9, 2019 at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Miller-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Pastor John Kiehl officiating. Burial will follow in Canaan Cemetery. Ida was of the Christian faith. Ida is survived by her sons, Kenneth D. Strong, Jr., Jack Strong and wife Sheila, Donald Strong and wife Ada, Greg Strong a…

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    Rosemary Hertter Allbritten

    View Rosemary Hertter Allbritten Rosemary Crosier Hertter Allbritten, age 97 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 11:30 am on Friday, September 6, 2019 at Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born July 29, 1922 in Metropolis, Illinois. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Odell Allbritten officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Rosemary was a member of Metropolis Ch…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Kathryn Burrus

    View Kathryn Burrus Brookport Kathryn Louise Burrus age 94 of Brookport passed away Sept. 2, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. She was born Oct. 18, 1924 to Oliver and Jeffe (Farmer) Woods, who preceded her in death. Funeral services will be Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Loftus-McManus Brookport Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Hughes officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Kathryn is survived by one son, Herbert Burrus a…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    William Story

    View William Story Ledbetter William Patrick Story age 57 of Ledbetter, KY passed away Aug. 26, 2019 at his home.  Patrick was born to Carol and Francis (Hogue) Story on Dec. 5, 1961 in Chicago, IL.  His parents preceded him in death. Graveside and burial services will be Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Masonic Cemetery in Metropolis, IL with Brother Justin Wolfe officiating. William is survived by one brother, Kevin Story and wife Regina Carol; Two step nieces, Bethany …

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Deborah Klankey

    View Deborah Klankey Brookport Deborah Ruth Klankey, age 66 of Brookport, Illinois passed away at 1:49 pm on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, September 1, 2019 at Otterbein Cemetery in Pope County with Jackie Scarborough officiating. Deborah is survived by her husband, Gary Klankey; children, Sean Ellis, Suzanne Craig, Calvin McDaniel, Christopher McDaniel and wife Kristi; grandchildren, Haleigh, …

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    Ronald George

    View Ronald George Metropolis Mr. Ronald “Ron” George, age 74 of Metropolis, IL, started a battle with Leukemia in July of 2018 and fought a very hard fight spending 50+ days in Vanderbilt Hospital, and received chemo, radiation and weekly blood and platelet transfusions. He left this world on Sunday, August 26, 2019 surrounded by his loving wife and daughters.   Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at Zion United Church of Christ with Rev. David Deem off…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Donald “Don” Heine, Sr.

    View Donald “Don” Heine, Sr. Donald Dean “Don” Heine Sr, 86, of Metropolis, IL was surrounded by his family when he was called to his heavenly home on Friday August 23, 2019. Don was born October 23, 1932 to the late Roy and Loudene Heine in Harrisburg, IL. He attended Harrisburg public schools through graduation in 1950. Don was a devout Christian, accepting Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the age of 13. He was a faithful member for 54 years and a former Deacon of Metropolis First Baptist Ch…

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    James Graman

    View James Graman Mr. James E. “Jim” Graman, age 90, of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of The Woodlands, TX, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019. He was born on June 11, 1929 in Metropolis, IL, where he lived and was raised until graduating high school. Graveside services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 17, 2019 in Masonic Cemetery in Metropolis, IL, with Rev. Jon Cockrel officiating. There will be no visitation. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery. Jim is survived …

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    Doris Lynn

    View Doris Lynn Ms. Doris Faye Lynn, age 76 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 5:15 am on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Foeller officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Doris is survived by several cousins, Bonnie Hogue (David), Bill Owens (Donna), Deborah Simmons (Tom), Evelyn Turner, Roy Owens, Geneva Cross, Betty Bolson…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Gladys Holder

    View Gladys Holder Gladys Lorene Holder,76, died Tuesday, July 30, 2019. She was born August 6, 1942 in Metropolis, IL to Reva and Winster Dunn. She was very close to her brothers and sisters Phyllis Pauline Dunn, Wayne Dunn, Lawrence Dunn, Linda Darnell, Lee Dunn and Alan Dunn. Growing up in Reevesville she loved school and loved to play softball. At age 16, she married Robert LaRoe. They had 3 children together, Teresa Saldutti, Eugene LaRoe and Jerry LaRoe. She later married Jesse Holder a…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Howard Windhorst

    View Howard Windhorst Joppa Mr. Howard Windhorst, age 84, of Joppa, IL, passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the Metropolis Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. A celebration of life will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at the Joppa Missionary Baptist Church in Joppa with Bro. David Wright officiating.  Mr. Windhorst was a member of Joppa Missionary Baptist Church and of Masonic Lodge Post 91. Howard is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce (Anderson) Windhorst; sons,…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    LaNell Meyer

    View LaNell Meyer Metropolis LaNell Meyer passed away peacefully on July 31, 2019 at the age of 90.  Born Margaret LaNell House to Alva and Leona House on October 1, 1928, she was their only child.  She lived her entire life in rural Massac County, IL.  She graduated from Joppa High School and attended Southern Illinois University.  She was a teacher at several Massac County schools, including Enterprise, Grinnell and Maple Grove Grade Sc…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    John Benard

    View John Benard Metropolis John Lewis Benard, of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the age of 85.  John was born on March 12, 1934, in Metropolis, IL, to Herman and Mary Walbright Benard. He enlisted in the Army in 1954 and was stationed in Arlington, VA, where he was a corporal in the Military Police. On November 30, 1956, he married Alice Schulte. After leaving the Army, John and Alice moved to Metropolis, where they raised two daughters, Brenda and Bonnie…

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    Margaret Hocker

    View Margaret Hocker Metropolis Margaret Hocker, age 78, of Metropolis, IL, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in Metropolis.     Margaret Hocker, age 78, of Metropolis, IL, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time and entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home in… View   Send Flowers

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    Peggy Edwards

    View Peggy Edwards Mrs. Peggy Edwards, age 86 of Benton, KY, formerly of Harrisburg, IL, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Stilley Assisted Living in Benton, KY. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Loftus-McManus Brookport Funeral Home with Darrell Simon and Bob Coburn officiating. Burial will follow in Pell Cemetery. Peggy was a member of Harrisburg Church of Christ. Peggy is survived by her daughter, Robyn Dowdy and husband Greg; two sons, Terry Edw…

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    Lester Meinders

    View Lester Meinders Lester J. Meinders, age 93 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 4:55 am on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Miller-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home with Rev. Kent Hollis officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery. Lester was a member of St. John Lutheran Church. He served in the United States Army as a Military Policeman during World War II. …

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    James Foss

    View James Foss Grantsburg James Foss, age 79, of Grantsburg, IL, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019 at the family farm house that he was born in. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at St. John Lutheran Church with Rev. Kent Hollis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites. James was united in marriage with Carolyn Sue Cromeenes on June 7, 1964 and they were married 50 years until her passing in 2014. Mr. Foss was an U.S. Army ve…

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    Natasha Sparks

    View Natasha Sparks Metropolis Natasha “Nikki” Sparks, age 34, of Metropolis, IL, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Massac Memorial Hospital. Nikki is survived by her father, Steve Abney and wife Anna; fiancé, Shane Pace; sisters, Dana Corns and Robin Chance; brothers, Phillip Abney and Waylon Abney; grandmother, Barbara Kane; uncles, Chris Vance and Billy Young and wife Connie; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Linn Sparks. Services are pe…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Velda Jones

    View Velda Jones Velda Louise Jones age 77 of Bardwell, KY passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, KY.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 12 noon at the Aikins-Farmer- Loftus-McManus Brookport Funeral Home with Bro. Troy DeWeese officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Sterling Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Velda is survived by her children, Tina L. Jones of Lexington, KY and Kenyon H. Jones of …

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Patsy Harris

    View Patsy Harris Metropolis Patsy Ann Harris, age 79 of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away at 1:10 pm on Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Graveside services will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the IOOF Cemetery in Metropolis with Rev. Jon Cockrel officiating. Patsy was retired from West Kentucky Community and Technical College, where she taught nursing. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Metropolis. Patsy is survive…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Larry Harber

    View Larry Harber Larry Harber, 54 of Vienna, IL, died May 15, 2019 in Anna, IL. Private family services were held in Anderson Cemetery with Rev. Frank Forthman Jr. officiating. Larry was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Larry is survived by his sister, Carolyn Childs and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Sharon M. (Ross) Harber; one brother, Jimmy Harber; grandparents, Elmer and Marie Ross and Jacob and Mamie Harber. Miller-Loftus-McManus …

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    Travis Girtman

    View Travis Girtman Travis Lee Girtman, age 35 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away on June 8, 2019 at Baptist Health in Paducah, KY. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home  at 1 p.m. with burial to follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the funeral hour. Othe…

  • Brookport,  Metropolis

    Dolores Comer

    View Dolores Comer Metropolis Mrs. Dolores Comer, age 87 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with her daughter Michelle by her side. A private family service will be held. Dolores was born on September 28, 1931 to Carl and Floie Stamme. She married her high school sweetheart Sherman Comer in 1949 and shared more than 50 years of marriage. She was a lifelong resident of Metropolis and member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Luthe…

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    Edith Black

    View Edith Black Edith Virginia Black, age 94 of New Columbia, Illinois passed away at 1:30 am on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Massac Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Frank Forthman Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Virginia worked at the Good Luck Glove Factory in Metropolis for 20 years, was a lifetime member of the Farm Bureau, a member of the Homemakers group, extens…