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Ethel Lois Rose
ETHEL LOIS ROSE, AGE 88, A RESIDENT OF MCLEANSBORO ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT 6:15 A M WEDNESDAY APRIL 16 2014 AT HER LIVING RESIDENCE IN HERITAGE WOODS IN MCLEANSBORO. ETHEL RETRED FROM THE LAUNDRY DEPARTMENT AT THE HAMILTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN McLEANSBORO IL
James Eugene Osborne
James Eugene Osborne, 69, of Grayville, Illinois, died April 15, 2014, at his home. He was born September 23, 1944, in Paris, Missouri, the son of William Eugene and Helen Aline (Sloss) Osborne. He was married to Ann (Johnson) Osborne on May 8, 1965, and she survives. Preceding him in death are his parents; grandson Landon Jeffery Osborne and brother James Osborne.
James was a truck driver and enjoyed citizen band radios and playing softball with his grandchildren. He attended the Cowling Free Methodist Church.
Survivors included his wife, Ann Osborne; son Jeff (Shelly) Osborne, all of Grayville; daughter Jammie (Jeff) Knight; sisters Kay (Bill) Wheatcroft, Nancy (Buddy) Johnson, Mickie (Duane) Smith, all of Mt. Carmel; seven grandchildren, Jeremy (Rachel) Stoneberger, Kinzie Knight, Colby Knight, Alisha Osborne, J.C. Osborne, Sidney Osborne, Cameron Osborne; two great-grandchildren, Isabella Stevenson and Annabelle Stoneberger.
Visitation and funeral are Friday, April 18th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 11 am and funeral is at 1 pm. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery near Cowling, Illinois.
Memorials may be made to Riley’s Children’s Hospital.
Deloris A. Knight
DELORIS A KNIGHT, AGE 76, OF INA, ILLINOIS & FORMERLY OF MCLEANSBORO PASSED AWAY AT 5:05 P M MONDAY APRIL 14 2014 IN GOOD SAMARITAN REGIONAL HEALTH CARE CENTER IN MT VERNON ILLINOIS. SHE RETIRED FROM HEVI-DUTY ELECTRIC IN MT VERNON ILLINOIS. SURVIVORS INCLUDE 2 DAUGHTERS; BRENDY HARVEY OF INA ILLINOIS AND MARSHA KNIGHT OF MCLEANSBORO, ILLINOIS
Donald L. Graham
Donald L. Graham, of
Don attended various small country schools before graduating in 1946 from
On January 24, 1953 he married Ann Kloepper of
Don developed two successful businesses in Grayville. He was the owner of Graham Insurance and Real Estate and the president of Petro-Halogen Corporation, an oil and gas exploration company. With his real estate knowledge, he was one of the seven original investors of the Windsor Oaks Hotel development.
During his entrepreneurial years, Don served in a variety of civic capacities. He was the President of the Chamber of Commerce, and in that role he was instrumental in helping Spartan Manufacturing and Kasha Industries relocate to Grayville. He was a member of the Grayville Community Arts Association and helped that group secure the downtown theater. He also served on the Tri-County Planning Commission.
Don was a committed member of his church, which was
Don passed from this life on Monday, April 14, 2014 in
Services will be held on April 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Bill Luther and Philip Meek officiating. Burial will follow in the
Memorials may be made to Love and
Thurmon E. Blair
Francis M. Bowles
Francis M. Bowles, 84, of Norris City, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. He was born March 27, 1930 in Hawthorne Township, Illinois, the youngest of 13 children of Henry and Floy (Baldwin) Bowles. Francis married Tomoko Sakamoto on December 5, 1956 and she preceded him in death on March 2, 2007. He served in the Army for 21 years; was a WW II and Korean War veteran and worked as an electrician. Francis was a member of Plainview General Baptist Church of Norris City and the American Legion in New Haven.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Mike Mileham of Norris City; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Bob Bowles of Patterson, LA and Charlie and Shannan Bowles of New Haven; eleven grandchilden; 22 great-grandchilden; and a sister-in-law, Pearl Bowles of Chester. Francis was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a sister, Lucille Orr, and five brothers, Jim, Ray, Ernie Sr., Warren and Dewitt Bowles.
Funeral services for Francis M. Bowles, 84, of Norris City, will be Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Plainview General Baptist Church near Norris City. Friends may call on Monday from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the church. A private burial will be held at a later date. Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements.
Verdonna (Bircket) Harl
Verdonna (Bircket) Harl, 80 of White and Wayne counties, died at 8:30 AM, Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. A homemaker, Verdonna was born on Sept 4, 1933 in Carbondale, IL to John Adam and Nettie Nevada (Sanders) Yow.
She is survived by her husband Bill Harl of Springerton, IL, a daughter Debbie (Lawrence) Fitch of Flora, IL, son Randy (Kathy) Bircket of Barnhill, IL, stepdaughter Beverly Mead of McLeansboro, IL, stepson Billy Harl Jr. of Springerton, IL, 3 grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild and a brother John Yow of Carbondale, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 sisters, 6 brothers, her first husband Bill Bircket, and a grandchild.
Funeral services for Verdonna will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 11 AM at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Bestow Cemetery at Geff. Visitation will be held Monday from 5-7 PM at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Wabash Christian Retirement Center or to the Alzheimer's Association.
Passed Away: 5:16 A.M. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at
Visitation: 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro
Funeral: 2:00 P.M., Sunday, April 13, 2014, Harre Funeral Home
Graveside Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 106 and Military Honors Team, Marion
Clergy: Alan Teffertiller and Fred Leeds
Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery,
Date of Birth: February 5, 1922 Place of Birth:
Father: Ambrose T. Teffertiller Mother: Anne (Pharis) Teffertiller
Marriage to: Alice Marie Payne DOD: August 4, 2002
Date of Marriage: March 12, 1946 Place of Marriage:
Church Affiliation: Member of the Church of Christ in McLeansboro
Activities: A native of Christopher, he graduated from Christopher High School in 1940. And attended So. IL State Teacher’s College. He then entered the service in 1942, spending 3 ½ years in the US Army, 2 ½ years of which were in the European Theatre during WWII Bert was a self-employed businessman, owning several businesses throughout his career. In 1947 he came to McLeansboro and starting with a clothing store gradually added furniture, appliances and flooring. In 1969 he bought the Chevrolet/Buick/General Motors Dealership, which the family still owns and operates. He was passionate about community growth and Development, including the development of the Meadow Hills subdivision. He was an enthusiastic Cardinals baseball fan, loved to travel and enjoyed being with his family. He was a Christian and a member of the McLeansboro Church of Christ.
Military Service: Served in the United States Army in World War II in European Theatre.
1 –Son: Alan Teffertiller and wife Kathy of McLeansboro
1- Daughter: Ruth Trauffer of Powder Springs, GA
4 - Granddaughters: Angela Graves and husband Don of Memphis, TN
Sheri Smith and husband Steve of Marietta, GA
Kara Harrison and husband Matthew of Benton, IL
Katlyn Teffertiller of McLeansboro, IL
1 – Grandson: Eric Johnson and wife Erin of Wawatosa, WI
6 -Great Grandchildren: James & Audrey Graves; Stephen, Grant & Harper Smith; Will Johnson and Baby Harrison on the way.
Numerous nieces and nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents, Wife Alice, 2 Brothers Howard & Cecil Teffertiller, 1 Sister Mildred Phegley
HARRE FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro is in charge of all arrangements.
James H. Warren Jr.
JAMES H. WARREN JR. AGE 65, FORMERLY OF HAMILTON COUNTY,ILLINOIS PASSED AWAY AT HIS HOME ON WEDNESDAY APRIL 9 2014 AT 3:53 A M IN WEST FRANKFORT ILLINOIS. HE WAS A RETIRED PRINTER . SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS MOTHER: EILEEN WARREN OF THOMPSONVILLE ILLINOIS; A SON ; KRIS ( WIFE BRENDA ) WARREN OF WASHINGTON ILLINOIS, A DAUGHTER; KRISTINA BREWER OF MT OLIVE ILLINOIS 3 BROTHERS : JEFF ( WIFE FAYE ) WARREN & DAVID WARREN , ALL OF THOMPSONVILLE ILLINOIS HERB ( WIFE JOYCE ) WARREN OF HUTCHINSON KANSAS ; A SISTER KRISTINA ( HUSBAND MIKE ) CAVANESS OF THOMPSONVILLE ILLINOIS & 2 GRANDSONS : BENJAMIN AND LOGAN WARREN.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAMES H. WARREN JR. WILL BE HELD AT l;00 P M SATURDAY APRIL 12 AT THE GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO. BURIAL WILL BE IN EARL,WISCONSIN. VISITATION WILL BE FROM 11AM SATURDAY UNTIL SERVICE TIME AT 1PM AT GHOLSON FUNERAL HOME IN MCLEANSBORO.
Larry D. "Butch" Ingram
Passed Away: 4:28 P.M., Sunday, April 6, 2014 at his residence in McLeansboro
Funeral: Graveside Memorial Burial of Ashes 11:00 A.M., Saturday, April 12, 2014. Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 106 of McLeansboro and Military Honors Team of
Clergy: Rev. Randall Ragan
Burial: Ten Mile Cemetery,
Date of Birth: March 20, 1943 Place of Birth:
Father: Donald Ingram Mother: Treesia (Todd) Ingram
Occupation: Oil Field Worker Retired from Noble Oil Co.
Activities: Loved hunting and fishing Loved reading western novels when his health was good. Loved playing with his grandchildren. He was a volunteer fireman for McLeansboro Fire Dept. for 20 years.
Church Affiliation: Member of
Military Service: Served in the
Larry was previously married to Mildred Lisenby Ingram
1- Daughter: Latricia Bradford & husband Ryan -
2- StepDaughters: Diana Willis -
Michelle Springer -
1- StepSon: Duane Jacobs -
8 – Grandchildren: Ivory, Mya & Bailey
3 – Great Grandchildren: Alec, Reagan & Jaron Cross
3 – Sisters: Wanda Poore & husband Ray -
Bonnie Thomas & husband Dick - Hazelwood, MO
Sue Flannigan & husband Loy - McLeansboro
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents, 3 Brothers, 1 Sister
Arrangements for Larry “Butch” Ingram are under the direction of
HARRE FUNERAL HOME,
Joseph Neil Irvin
Residence: McLeansboro, IL
Passed Away: 12:45 A.M. , Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Wabash Christian
Retirement Center, Carmi, IL
Visitation: 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday, April 10, 2014, Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro
Funeral: 10:00 A.M., Friday, April 11, 2014, Harre Funeral Home
Clergy: Rev. Mike Fields and Rev. Mark Byars
Burial: Hickory Hill Cemetery, Walpole, IL
Graveside Military Rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 106, McLeansboro and Military Honors Team of Marion, IL.
Date of Birth: Dec. 22, 1921 Place of Birth: Broughton, IL
Father: Wheeler Irvin Mother: Roxie (Twigg) Irvin
Marriage to: Vera Rose Operchuck
Date of Marriage: Nov. 27, 1946 Place of Marriage: Detroit, MI
Occupation: Illinois State Police Detective employed by the State of Illinois
Church Affiliation: First Baptist Church of McLeansboro
Activities: Loved farming, his dogs; loved being outdoors and ALL outdoor activities. Loved most of all being with his family. Joe was a member of the Walpole Tuscan Lodge 630 Masonic Lodge. He was also a past member of the McLeansboro VFW Post 1671.
Military Service: U.S. Army Air Corp in WW II stationed in Guam
Wife: Vera Irvin - McLeansboro
3 Daughters: Marilyn Holt & husband Daniel - Abilene, KS
Cathy Black - McLeansboro, IL
Teresa Roy - Evansville, IN
2 Sons: David Irvin & wife Sue - Sammammish, WA
Joel Irvin & wife Leigh - Farmington, NM
15 Great Grandchildren
1 Great Great Grandchild
Numerous nieces and nephews
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents, Brothers - Claude, Max, Eugene Irvin; Sisters Freda English, Aileen Kane
HARRE FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro is in charge of all arrangements.
Paul Robert Hoskins
Paul Robert Hoskins, 89, of Carmi, Illinois, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. He was born June 2, 1924, in Heralds Prairie Township, White County, Illinois, the son of Corbett and Clarcie (Rogers) Hoskins. He was married to Mary Jane (Cooper) Hoskins, and she survives.
Paul was a long-time businessman in Carmi, being the proprietor of Hoskins Appliances and Service for over 25 years. He was a past member of the Carmi Rotary Club and was a faithful and active member of First Christian Church where he served as a Deacon for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Hoskins of Carmi; daughters Sharlyn Curtis of Carmi, Jennifer Milano of San Ramon, CA, and Debby (Allen) Brown of St. Louis, MO; sisters Barbara Byerly of St. Louis, and Betty Mills of Hemet, CA; grandchildren Alex (Jacey) Brown (and son Max) , Richard Milano, David Milano, Nelia Curtis (and sons Morgan and Logan Brown), and Leigh Anne Harre.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Edward and Roger; and sisters Lucille Chalpany, Margaret Holman, Esther Trueblood, Pauline Peele and Alice Downen.
Visitation is 5-8 pm, Friday, April 11, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Funeral is at 10 am, Saturday, April 12, 2014, at First Christian Church in Carmi with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery in Heralds Prairie Township, White County, Illinois.
Victor Allen Hawkins
Victor Allen Hawkins, 66, of Grayville, Illinois, died Tuesday, April 1, 2014, from an accident at the Grayville Industrial Park. He was born September 15, 1947, in Grayville, the son of Leonard and Agnes (McKay) Hawkins. He was married to Mabel (Abbey) Hawkins, and she survives.
Victor was a retired coal miner and equipment operator. He served two tours of duty during the Vietnam War in the Navy Seabees. He was a member of the Grace Fellowship Church, the VFW and the American Legion. Spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, camping and tinkering in his shop were among his favorite things to do.
Survivors include his wife, Mabel of Grayville; sons Vick (Susan) Hawkins of Mt. Carmel, IL, Dustin (Ashley) Hawkins of Albion, IL; daughters Joedy Hawkins of Evansville, IN, Angela (Tim) Roser of Carmi, IL; brothers Jackie Lee Hawkins of Philadelphia, PA, Mike (Jeanne) Hawkins of Albion; sister Susan Cowling of Grayville; 14 grandchildren, Holly Shae, Blaine Tucker, Hannah, Xander, Hezekiah, Faith, Aiden, Abe, Daisy, Zeke Allen, Promiss, Debo, Naomi, and Elsie.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two infant siblings Robert and Marie Hawkins; brother Chares Ray Hawkins; sisters Rosemary Hughes, Rebecca Joyce Gulley, and Betty Ann Hawkins.
Visitation is 5-8 pm, Thursday, April 3rd at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Funeral is at 10 am, Friday, April 4th at Cook Funeral Chapel. Burial with military rites will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Brenda Goemaat, 64, of Carmi, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 2:39 a.m. at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was born April 25, 1949 in Evansville, Indiana, the daughter of William Albert and Edna Marie (Clem) Johnson. Brenda married John Ernest Goemaat on September 8, 1985 and he preceded her in death May 6, 2006. She was a member of the New Beginning Church of God in Carmi.
Brenda is survived by a daughter, Lisa Ann Quinn of Evansville,IN; two stepdaughters, Lee Anne Goemaat of Pella, IA and Sheila Harrington of North Judson, IN; a son, Michael Lynn Thomas of Carmi; two stepsons, Ernest Lee (Cheryl) Goemaat of Harrisburg and Steven Goemaat; three sisters, Tamara Rankin and Patricia Grant both of Carmi and Alberta Morell of Evansville, IN; and a half sister, Sondra Johnson Lamey of Evansville, IN; five grandchildren; and numerous stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Edith Pauline Johnson and Karless Rogers; and a brother, William Albert Johnson, Jr.
Funeral services for Brenda Goemaat, 64, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Keith Moore officiating. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Friends may call on Friday, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Jeannie Hiebert, 63 of Norris City, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. at her residence. She was born June 30, 1950 in Grayville, the daughter of Rebecca (Nelson) Harrison. Jeannie married Donald Edward Hiebert on November 22, 1969. She was a bus driver, aide, custodian, and an EMT. Jeannie was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Norris City, River City Clowns, and Southern Illinois Klowns.
She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Donald Hiebert of Norris City; a daughter and son-in-law, Becky (David) Wheeler of Carmi; a son and daughter-in-law, Doug (Kate) Hiebert of Palm Harbor, FL; two grandchildren, Dakota and Alixandria Wheeler; her mother, Rebecca O'Neal; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Connie (Jack) Lamont and Kathy (Randy) Buchanan all of Carmi; and a brother, Ronald Beck. Jeannie was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Rose.
Funeral services for Jeannie Hiebert, 63 of Norris City, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 4, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Centerville Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Pets at Risk and will be accepted at the Campbell Funeral Home.
Robert L. (Bob) Decker
Cathy Lane, 81, of Carmi, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. at her home. She was born in Orchardville, IL on September 16, 1932, the daughter of John and Gladys (Schofield) Smith. Cathy graduated from Wayne City High School in 1952. She married Robert Leonard Lane on July 19, 1956. Cathy had worked as an operator for GTE. She was a member of the Red Hatters and First Christian Church of Carmi.
Cathy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Bob Lane of Carmi; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Linda Lane of St. Louis, MO and Todd and Penny Lane of Evansville, IN; six sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ruth Jones of Plymoth, CA, Betty Ann and Jack Cameron of Fairfield, Maxine and David Allison of Zenia, Imogene Caudle of West Summitt, MO, Florence Talbert of Fairfield and Ruby Cook of Savoy, IL; five grandchildren, Sarah, Scott, Kaylee, Matthew and Krista Lane; a sister-in-law, Eva Lane of Fairfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Glenda Davidson and Berneta Scott; and three brothers, Johnny, Earl and Burl Smith.
Funeral services for Cathy Lane, 81, of Carmi, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in White County Memorial Garden. Friends may call from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Phyllis Ruth Aydt
VIRGIL CARROLL AGE 72 A RESIDENCE OF SIMS IL. PASSED AWAY FRIDAY MARCH 28, 2014 AT 4:00 PM AT HIS HOME VIRGIL WAS A RETIRED EMPLOYEE FROM AIRTEX CORPORATION IN FAIRFIELD IL IN 2004.VIRGIL IS SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE PATRICIA CARROLL ALSO HIS SON: LARRY CARROLL OF SIMS IL. 2 DAUGHTERS: SANDRA CARROLL OF SIMS IL & ESTHER ( MIKE ) FARMER OF SIMS IL. HIS SISTER: BETTY ( DAVID ) SEXTON OF METROPOLIS IL. 2 GRANDCHILDREN, 4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN & 6 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN ALS SURVIVE.
Hughie "Elmo" Jones
Hughie "Elmo" Jones passed away peacefully on March 29, 2014 surrounded by his loving wife, Anna, and their children.
Elmo was born February 27, 1926 to Hughie & Arrinda Wavie (Flener) Jones. The first of three children and his mother's favorite--or so says his younger sister. He graduated from Bosse High School in Evansville, IN either 1944 or 1945. He couldn't remember just which year so he attended class reunions for both years.
Through a blind date, he met Margaret Ann Winiger and they wed on February 27, 1948--his 22nd birthday. Together they had 5 children and were married until her death in 1969.
During his 20's, Elmo worked a variety of jobs in Evansville including Chrysler & Hoosier Cardinal. Also, during this time, he delved into his first of many personal business ventures. He owned and operated a service station and a restaurant. In 1957 the family moved to Mt Vernon, IN where he operated Elmo's Sinclair Station. In 1961 Elmo sold the station and accepted a position with the newly opened General Electric. Also, from 1962-1970, Elmo & Margaret owned the Dog N' Suds Restaurant in Mt Vernon.
After Margaret passed away, Elmo moved his family to Carmi, IL in 1971 where he had purchased the Western Auto Store. In 1972, he found love again with the woman next door--literally--and wed Anna Pretzsch Inman on March 16, 1973 and with that union, he gained 2 more children.
Elmo retired from GE in 1989 and continued to operate the Western Auto Store, a fixture on Main St, until 2012.
Elmo was civic minded and participated in many community events including the Relay for Life and March of Dimes walks. He was a member of the Mt Vernon Civitan Club, Carmi Kiwanis Club, Carmi Chamber of Commerce and the First Baptist Church.
Elmo is preceded in death by his parents, first wife, oldest son, Hughie Wayne and sister, Margaret McCormick.
Elmo is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Anna, children Arrinda (Mark) Smith, Jan (Bob) Sisson, Angela (Michael) Bohleber, Katrina (Charlie) Gibbs, James (Martha) Inman and his baby, Tammy Jones. Also, surviving are 11 grand children, 10 great grand children, brother, Eldon Ray (Betty) Jones and brother-in-law Orville (Lil) Pretzsch.
The family would like to thank the staff at Phoenix Rehab Facility and a very special thanks to "foster daughter" Lil Fortner.
Visitation is 4-8 pm, Monday, March 31, 2014, and 11am to 1 pm, Tuesday, April 1st, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi; Funeral is at 1 pm Tuesday, with burial in Kingdom Cemetery. Visit cookfuneralchapel.com.
Virginia Ann "Jenny" Rister
Virginia Ann “Jenny” Rister, 64, of Carmi, Illinois, died Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born September 22, 1949, in Carmi, the daughter of William Edward and Dorothy (Gentry) Evans. She was married to Archie Rister, and he preceded her in death.
Jenny worked for many years as a manager at McDonalds Restaurant in Carmi.
Survivors include her son, Tony (Kathleen) Rister, and their son Andrew Rister, all of Carmi; sisters Betty Barton of Lynnville, IN, and Donna (Norman) Carpenter of Wayne City, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters Helen, Sara and Joyce; and brothers Elwood and Richard “Dumpy”. Jenny was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Rister.
Visitation will be 5-8 pm, Tuesday, April 1st, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. A private family burial will be at a later date in Newman Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Elizabeth Kaye Storey
Elizabeth Kaye Storey of Carmi, passed away March 26, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was 72. Kaye was a beloved and generous person and will be missed greatly by many. Born October 3, 1941 in Springerton, she was the daughter of Curt and Zilpha Carter who preceded her in death. She attended DeVries Beauty Academy in Evansville, operated Kaye's Kurl Shop in Springerton for ten years and retired from Martin & Bayley, Inc. after 20 years of employment. She was a lifelong member of Springerton Christian Church where over the years she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and served in many other capacities.
She is survived by a daughter, Beth (Eric) Beckman and granddaughters, Ruby and Louise of St. Paul, MN; all of whom she adored. Also surviving are a brother, George Carter of Omaha; a sister, Amy (Mark) Cozart of Norris City; in-laws, Linda and Dwain Allyn of Enfield and Gerri Storey of Carmi; nieces and nephews, Melody (Kirk) Jones, Leslie and Gil Carter, Riley and Madison Cozart; stepmother, Shirley Carter; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and countless dear friends.
Funeral services for Elizabeth Kaye Storey, 72, of Carmi, will be Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Burial will be in Springerton Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial gifts may be given in Kaye's name to the Springerton Christian Church and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.
Betty Burton Burns
Betty Burton Burns, 93, daughter of John Burton, Jr. and Allie Calvert, wife of Robert Burns and mother of Jim and John Burns, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014. Betty was living in Manor Care of Wilmette,
Betty was born in McLeansboro and was a graduate of McLeansboro High School and the Gem City Business School in Quincy. She lived and worked in McLeansboro as an abstracter at Deister, Ward & Witcher. In 1967 she moved to Chicago and began working at Chicago Title and Trust until her retirement at the age of 65. Betty loved to play the piano, expecially Boogie Woogie music. She also loved the California coast, having spent time there when her husband was stationed in Monterey during WWII and later with her son, John, who lived in Los Angeles in the 1980’s and 90’s. She also loved spending time with her three grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Visitation service will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro. Funeral service is set for 10:30 A.M. Monday, March 31 at the funeral home with Father George Mauck officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, McLeansboro following the service. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The John Burns Scholarship Fund, Administration Office of Hamilton County School District # 10, P.O. Box 369, McLeansboro, IL 62859.
Thomas E. "Tom" Cain
Thomas E. "Tom" Cain, 72, of Nashville, GA formerly of Carmi passed away at 11:48 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, GA. He was born on December 16, 1941 in Chicago, IL the son of Joseph Eugene and Anna (Morris) Cain. Tom married Helen Ruth "H.R." Campbell on June 8, 1963. He had worked as a plant manager at various food and egg processing plants. Tom was a member of First Baptist Church in Nashville.
Tom is survived by his wife of 50 years, H.R. of Nashville, GA; two sons, James P. "Jim" Cain of Clarksville, OH and Robert S. "Bob" Cain of Louisville, KY; a grandson, Shaun P. Cain of Clarksville, OH; a special family friend, Kathryn McClellan of Atlanta, GA; three brothers and sisters-in-law, William J. and Nancy Cain of Bolingbrook, IL, John M. and Celia Cain of Austin, TX and Roger N. and Rosa Cain of Chicago, IL; along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald L. and Joyce Campbell.
Funeral Services for Thomas E. "Tom" Cain, 72, of Nashville, GA will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Timothy Bell officiating. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Friends may call at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi on Saturday after 11:00 a.m. Memorial Contributions may be made in Tom's memory to First Baptist Church of Nashville, Caring Place, 301 W. Washington Ave., Nashville, GA 31639 and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.
Mona L. Riley
Mona L. (Willett) Riley, 55 of Owensboro, KY, died March 13, 2014, at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. She was born December 26, 1958, in Carmi, IL, the daughter of Ray and Emily (Burnett) Willett. Mona was a Behavioral Specialist at Wendell foster in Owensboro.
Survivors include son
She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother Steven Willett.
Visitation is 5-8 pm, Monday, March 17th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Funeral is at 10 am, Tuesday, March 18th with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Memorials may be made to Pets at Risk.
Sandra S. Taylor
SANDRA S. TAYLOR AGE 72 A RESIDENT OF DALE IL. PASSED AWAY TUESDAY MARCH 11, 2014 AT 7:29 PM.AT ST MARYS MEDICAL CENTER IN EVANSVILLE IN. SANDRA IS SURVIVED BY HER HUSBAND CHARLIE TAYLOR OFDALE IL. SHE ALSO AS 2 SONS:JAMES EDWARD ROBERTSON OF DALE IL. & CHARLES ALLEN ROBERTSON OF NEWBURGH IN. ALSO SURVIVING 3 DAUGHTERS: BECKY UNDERHILL OF DALE IL. CHERI ( CHUCK ) DOWNEY OF WAYNE CITY IL. VICKIE ( ALAN ) STRATTON OF PHILLIPS TOWN IL. 1 BROTHER: CHARLIE ( HAZEL ) HILLOF BOONVILLE IN. ALSO SURVIVES.
Alan Larry Pittman
Wayne E. Smith
Woodrow "Bud" Biggerstaff, Jr.
Woodrow “Bud” Biggerstaff, Jr.
Passed Away: 9:15 P.M., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at McLeansboro Rehabilitation and
Clergy: Rev. Randall Ragan
GRAVESIDE BURIAL OF ASHES will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, March 29, 2014 in
Date of Birth: October 29, 1933 Place of Birth:
Father: Woodrow Biggerstaff, Sr. Mother: Marjorie (House) Biggerstaff
Occupation: Horse trainer
Activities Loved animals
2 Sisters: Betty Wolz and husband Steven,
Susie Pennington and husband Gary, McLeansboro, IL
2 Brothers: “Randy” Leonard Biggerstaff and wife Evelyn,
1 Half Brother: John Warthan,
Numerous Nieces and Nephews survive
PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Parents, two brothers and one half brother
Arrangements are under the direction of HARRE FUNERAL HOME, McLeansboro
Marjorie P. Thomas
Kay (Clifford) Mason
Kay (Clifford) Mason, 72 of Carmi, passed away Friday, March 14, 2014 at 3:35 a.m. at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing in Carmi. She was born August 14, 1941 in New Haven, Illinois, the daughter of Barney H. and Dessie (Travelstead) Clifford. Kay was a homemaker and had been a foster parent. She loved to fish and play bingo. Kay was a member of New Haven Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Lee and Carolyn June Clark, Jr. of Carmi and John Wayne and Betty Clark of Ducktown, TN; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose and Donald Goforth of Emma Township and Jennie and Mike Smith of Norris City; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Huburt "PeeWee" and Shirley Clifford and Clarence and Kathy Clifford all of New Haven; three grandchildren, Robert Allen Clark, April Clark and Buddy Wayne Clark and one great grandson, Nicholas Clark. Kay was preceded in death by three sisters, Louise Johnston, Edith Littrell and Joan Emery; and three brothers, William Olan, Robert Dale and Lewis Edward Clifford.
Services will be private and Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Clyde W. Woodrow
Ray E. "Buck" Robertson
Ray E. "Buck" Robertson, Jr., 77, of Carmi passed away at 10:05 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Phoenix Rehab and Nursing in Carmi. He was born July 27, 1936 in Golconda, Illinois, the son of Ray Elmer and May (Rexer) Robertson. Buck married Louise Foley on December 19, 1954 and she preceded him in death on February 10, 2013. He attended North Carmi General Baptist Church (Mick Chapel) until its closing and was presently a member of Plainview General Baptist Church. Buck was a oil producer and had worked for DiKor in Carmi and General Drilling in Indianapolis. He was known to his family as the "fix it guy" and always had a solution for everything. Buck had a joke for any occasion. The joy of his life was his family and having them there. Buck and Louise's "little farm" was a favorite gathering spot for their children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Buck loved to say "We aren't building a fancy house, but we're raising kids and horses."
Buck is survived by a daughter, Sherry Gholson and her husband, Tim of Carmi; a son, Steven Robertson and his partner, Jim Tharp of Indianapolis, IN; two grandchildren, Eric Gholson and his wife, Krystal of Carmi and Erin Morrison and her husband, Jody of Enfield; three great-grandchildren, Reece and Hallie Gholson and River Morrison; his mother-in-law, Mary Foley of Enfield; three sisters-in-law, Mildred Medlin and her husband, Lawrence and Shirley Smith and her husband, Don all of Enfield and Susan Pearson and her husband, Bruce of Springfield; a brother-in-law, Guy Abbey and his wife Alice; and numerous nieces and nephews.. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a sister, Francis Abbey.
Funeral services for Ray E. "Buck" Robertson, Jr., 77, of Carmi, will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Tim Gholson officiating. Burial will be in Kitty Sweetin Cemetery near Springerton. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m.
Memorial gifts may be given in Buck's name to Phoenix Rehab and Nursing Center in Carmi and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.
William A. Patterson
WILLIAM A. PATTERSON AGE 80 A RESIDENCE OF CARLYLE IL. PASSED AWAY SUNDAY MARCH 23,2014 AT 11:50 P.M. AT BARNES JEWISH HOSPITAL IN ST LOUIS MO. MR PATTERSON WAS A MECHANIC WILLIAM IS SURVIVED BY HIS 2 DAUGHTERS: DIANA PATTERSON OF FAIRBANKS ALASKA & TAMMY STEVENS OF CARLYLE IL.
Freda Doerner, 85, of Mt. Vernon, IL, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. She was born June 3, 1928 in Norris City, IL, the daughter of Robert Newton and Bertha Agnes (Hughes) Edwards. She had worked as a bar manager at Holiday Inn and Ramada Inn in Mt. Vernon.
Freda is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Michele Doerner of Mt. Vernon, IL and Brad and Winona Doerner of Percy, IL; three grandchildren, Keisha Woodbridge of Bedford, TX, Brandon Lee (Sarah) Doerner of Hurricane, WV and Christopher David (Kasey) Doerner of Ava, IL; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bert Morris of Norris City. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Duane Doerner and a sister, Wanda Edwards.
Graveside funeral and burial services for Freda Doerner, 85, of Mt. Vernon, will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery in Norris City. There is no visitation and friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial gifts may be given in Freda's name to the Shriner's Hospital or Alzheimer's Association and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City.