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Jane Ann Flannigan

1953 - 2017

     Jane Ann Flannigan, 64, of Harrisburg, passed away at 4:49 PM, Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Harrisburg Medical Center.

     Jane was born on October 2, 1953 in Christopher, Illinois to the late Wayne and Christine (Phillips) Chancey.  On August 10, 1986 she married Mark Flannigan and he survives.  Jane retired from Southeastern Illinois College as the Dean of Continuing Education.  She was a member of Dorrisville Baptist Church.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

     Surviving family members include her husband: Mark Flannigan of Harrisburg; daughter: Christine Hankins and husband Brandon of Harrisburg; three grandchildren: Ali, Aidan and Ashton Hankins of Harrisburg; two sisters: Denise Cima and husband Greg of Benton, Illinois and Ellen Shaffer and husband Dale of Benton, Illinois.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother: Dennis Chancey.

     Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Dewayne Taylor will officiate.  Visitation will be from 9 AM to service time, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel Harrisburg. Graveside memorial service will be held at 10 AM, Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton.  Memorial contributions may be made to Dorrisville Baptist Church.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

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CMSgt William Axel Nyberg
1923 - 2017


     CMSgt William Axel Nyberg, United States Air Force (retired), passed away at home surrounded by loved ones on Monday, October 30th, 2017. The Chief or Sarge, as a he known to his friends, was born in Harrisburg on July 13, 1923 to Waldo Kel Nyberg and Gladys Rice Nyberg. Bill enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and flew as a waist gunner on a B-25 in the Pacific during World War II. He spent the next 31 years traveling around the world as a member of the Air Force. His partner on this adventure was his wife, Betty. The family returned to Harrisburg when Bill retired from the Air Force in 1973. Bill worked at Buddy Pool Pontiac and later for Gibbs Fertilizer. He was also active in Kiwanis.

     Bill is survived by his daughter Annamary Nyberg King of Lebanon Il, son Dan (Vicki) Nyberg, of Bellevue NE, and four grandchildren, Sara King Nightingale (Andy) of Portland, OR, Adam King of St. Louis, Jacob Nyberg and Joseph Nyberg of Bellevue NE, and a nephew   Robert Axel Nyberg of Montogomery, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his son William Kel Nyberg and wife Betty Nyberg.

     As per his wishes, his body has been cremated and a memorial service will be held on a future date still to be determined.

     In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the William K. Nyberg Memorial Criminal Justice Scholarship, Southeast Missouri State University Foundation, 1 University Plaza MS7300, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.

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Helen P. Smith

1914 - 2017

     Helen P. Smith, age 103, of Harrisburg, passed away at 4:35 PM, Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the Eldorado Rehab and Healthcare.

     Helen was born on July 14, 1914 in Harrisburg to the late Roy and Grace (Hall) Pelhank.  On December 14, 1943 she married Houston Smith and he preceded her in death on April 29, 2011.  She was a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church where she was a member for 90 years.

     Surviving family members and relatives include her only son: James H. (Cathy) Smith of Harrisburg; two grandchildren: Damon T. Smith of Washougal, Washington and Chase (Donny) Kelley of Evansville, Indiana; two great-grandchildren: Avery and Wesley Kelley of Evansville. Also, a step-grandchild, Michael Harmon of Shawneetown, and Andrew (Hannah) Harmon and Robbie Harmon, step-great-grandchildren of Oceanside, California.

     Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and only sister: Mary Catherine Woolard.

     Visitation was from 8 to 11 AM, Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  A private family graveside service was held. Burial was in Sunset Lawn Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to McKinley Avenue Baptist Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois.  

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