Obituaries

Dwight Jones

published 11/18/2018
Reverend Dwight Jones, age 83, of Glen Carbon, IL, formerly of Salem, died Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at Meridian Village Care Center in Glen Carbon.  Dwight graduated from Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky and went on to receive his Master of Divinity from Asbury.  Reverend Jones served 40 years in ministry in the former Southern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Dwight’s ministry began as the Pastor of four church, Montrose, Watson, Wheeler, and Dietrich.  He spent one ...

Jackie McGeehon

published 11/17/2018
Jackie Sue (Burcham) McGeehon, 65, of Rushville, IL, went to be with the Lord at 7:56 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on October 4, 1953 in Decatur, IL to the late Jack & Dorothy Childress Burcham.  She married Randy McGeehon on May 25, 1982.  He survives along with (3) children, Nicholas McGeehon & Martha, Trevor McGeehon & D’Ann and Mathew Lofland, (4) grandchildren, Aubrey, Tanner, Campbell, Cooper.  She was preceded in death by...

Jeannine O. McNemee

published 10/31/2018
  Jeannine O. McNemee, 84, of Bloomington passed away at 1:28 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Martin Health Center in Bloomington. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Morningstar United Methodist Church in Normal with Pastor Tiffany Black officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday and one hour prior to services on Monday, both at the church. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington.  Memorial may be ...

Ronald Seibert

published 10/29/2018
Ronald Richard Seibert, 89, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away Monday, October 29th, 2018. He was born August 10th, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to Walter and Mildred (Stout) Seibert. He is preceded in death by his parents. Ron is survived by his loving wife, Maurine (Matthews) Seibert, daughter Kris Conway, son Dan (Lydia) Seibert, daughter Ronna Seibert, and daughter Julie (late husband Richard) Berman. He is further survived by 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren with two more on the ...

Janet L. Kaizer

published 10/28/2018
Janet L. Kaizer, age 74, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018 at her residence in Peoria, IL. Janet was born October 20, 1944 in Ft. Riley, Kansas, a daughter of Richard and Eleanor (Mitchell) Cook.  She married Edward Joseph Kaizer in April of 1974 in St. Louis, MO.  He survives, also surviving are their five children: Edward (Lynn) Kaizer of Ames, IA; Claire (Doug) Kasamis of Mundelein, IL; John Kaizer of Scottsdale, AZ; Laraine (Sasha) Kaizer-Viazovtsev of Finland; and Joseph Kaizer of ...

Lois "Hoppy" Mann

published 10/27/2018
Lois "Hoppy" Mann, widow of the Rev Donald R. Mann, died October 27th in Rockford.  Together with her husband, the served 34 years in active ministry in the former Central Illinois Conference, retiring from Waverly in 1987.  A memorial service will be held at 4pm Friday November 30th at the Court Street UMC in Rockford with the visitation an hour before the service.  A graveside service will be held in Kankakee at Mound Grove Cemetery on Saturday, December 1 at 10am.  Condolences may  be sent ...

Thomas Pruett

published 10/25/2018
Thomas Michael Pruett, went to be with the Lord on October 25, 2018 in Colby, KS.              He was born on June 18, 1950 in Columbus, Indiana.  He married Shelley Jean Brown on September 22, 2001 in Colby, Kansas He is survived by Shelley and 2 children, Kelley Quintero of Colby, KS and Jason Pruett of Chicago, Illinois.  He had 2 grandchildren, 4 step-children and 14 step-grandchildren. Tom was a a United Methodist Minister for 18 years, serving in Illinois before moving to Kansas.  He was...

Guy W. Keysear

published 10/19/2018
Rev. Guy W. Keysear, 69, of Farmer City passed away at 11:28 A.M. Friday, October 19,2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois. His funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Weldon United Methodist Church with Rev. C. Don Ferrill and Pastor Steve Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Weldon United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be...

Thomas Gabbard

published 10/13/2018
Thomas Hardy Gabbard, age 81, of Plano, Texas passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Tom was born Tuesday, September 28, 1937 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Sarah Frances Gabbard and John Curtis Gabbard. He was the youngest of three boys. Tom grew up in Oklahoma with his two siblings Curt and Bill. With only three years to separate them Tom’s mother always remarked there was a padded cell at the local sanitarium just waiting for her. Tom had a spark of mischief. Tom would often go out in the ...

Floyd Hale

published 10/10/2018
Reverend Floyd Irvin Hale, 96, died October 10, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital following a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Alice (Piercy-Moore) Hale. Floyd and Alice were blessed with more than twelve years of marriage. Floyd is also survived by his children from his sixty-two years of marriage to Dorothy Christina (Pickett) Hale:  Larry (Brenda) Hale; JoAnne (Stanley) Tylman; Paul (Dixie) Hale; Mark (Anita) Hale; Michael Moore; eleven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren ...

William R. Warner

published 9/23/2018
Rev. William R. Warner, 94, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Manor Court of Carbondale surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Warner was born January 1, 1924 to Edmund and Emily (Robinson) Warner. He married Normagene McDaniel on May 26, 1946 at Carbondale. She preceded him in death on July 19, 2006. Rev. Warner served his country in the US Army during WWII. He went on to become a Methodist minister for over 40 years, serving several churches in the Southern Illinois area. He was an...

Kenneth Allen Bade

published 9/19/2018
Kenneth Allen Bade, 92, of Kankakee passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Presence Merkle Knipprath. Kenneth was born on January 26, 1926 in Union, Missouri to Steve Quintin Bade and Irma Eads Bade.  Kenneth had an interest in music at an early age. His mother and father were both members of choruses and his mother was also a pianist. He began taking piano lessons from his neighbor at the age of 11. Kenneth also played the violin and the clarinet in High School.  In 1945 Kenneth began his...

Irene Pierce

published 9/16/2018
Irene Pierce, 91, formerly of Marion, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Odin Healthcare Center. Irene was born on January 25, 1927 in Pittsburg to Henry and Betty (Patterson) Edwards. She married Rev. Frank Pierce in Pittsburg on July 20, 1946.  He preceded her in death on December 27, 2011. Irene loved to sing and play the piano and was an amazing cook. God was first in her life and family was second and she served beside her husband in several local Methodist churches. Irene is ...

Andrew C. Procell

published 9/7/2018
Reverend Andrew C. Procell, 92, of Stewardson, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Mattoon. A graveside service for family will be held at Stewardson Cemetery. Andrew was born December 02, 1925, in Zwolle, Louisiana, the son of Phillip and Alma (Ebarb) Procell. He married Betty Clark on May 29, 1947 in Shelbyville, IN. Andrew served during World War II with the United States Navy and was known in his community as Reverend Procell for his 22 years of service ...

Eleanor N. Long

published 8/16/2018
Eleanor N. Long age 85 of Macomb, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Bickford Senior Living in Macomb.  She was born January 30, 1933 in Canton, Illinois to Worley and Bertha Butler Nott.  Eleanor was united in marriage August 25, 1952 in Lewistown, Illinois to Rev. Donald Long.  He preceded her in death on February 15, 2013.  Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: J.L. McCall, Adair, Illinois and Elizabeth and Kenneth Zwolak, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, 8 Grandchildren, 8 Great ...

Naomi R. Davidson

published 8/13/2018
Naomi R. Davidson, 78, of Belleville, Illinois, born on March 20, 1940, in Eldorado, Illinois, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018, at the home of her son, Michael, in Sullivan, Missouri. Naomi Ruth grew up in Eldorado and graduated from Eldorado High School, class of 1958. She attended college at McKendree University, earning a teaching degree. She taught for a short time before entering the political world. She worked for Congressman Tim Hall, campaigned for Secretary of State Alan Dixon and ...

Bernice D. Stropes

published 8/10/2018
Bernice D. Stropes, 105, of Chilhowee, MO formerly of Orion, died Friday, August 10, 2018, in Chilhowee. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Orion United Methodist Church, 407 12th Avenue, Orion.   Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.  Following services there will be fellowship time with the family and a light luncheon and coffee served at the church.  In Lieu of flowers, Bernice asked that memorials may be given to her ...

Kate Johnson

published 8/4/2018
 Katherine W. "Kate" Johnson died peacefully on August 4, 2018 at the age of 94. Kate was born October 21, 1923, lived previously in Moline and Peoria Illinois and for the past 25 years she made her home in Minneapolis. She lived her life with a generous, gracious spirit and a wry sense of humor. Throughout her life she enjoyed all forms of artistry, family and friends. The world changed a great deal in her 94 years of life and she found a way to broaden her lens and see the world differently ...

Betty Bryant

published 7/29/2018
Betty Katherine Bryant, 86 of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at The Baptist Home in Ironton, Missouri.  Betty was born on September 3, 1931 in Plumville, Kentucky; the daughter of the late Andrew Taylor Sweet and Birdie Mae (Elliott) Daniels. Betty was a second grade teacher in the Ashley Illinois School District and was a member of New Bethel United Methodist Church in Glen Carbon where she was a member of the adult choir and United Methodist Women. ...

Esther Carriker

published 7/18/2018
Esther F. Carriker, 93, of Litchfield, passed away Wed., July 18, 2018 at 10:24 a.m. in her home.  She was born on Sept. 27, 1924 in Shaw’s Point Township in Macoupin County, IL, a daughter of Leslie Dorman & Nona Maude (Hodges) Fuller.  She graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1941.  She taught elementary education at Tennessee School near Oconee after receiving a war emergency certificate.  She also worked as a civil service clerk at the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station in ...

Charles Arthur “Art” Ferguson

published 7/17/2018
The Rev. Charles Arthur “Art” Ferguson passed away on Tuesday (July 17, 2018) at the Freedom House assisted-living facility at the Veterans Affairs campus in Danville. Art was 98 years old and had lived with his fellow veterans at the Freedom House for the past few years. Art was born Sept. 21, 1919, in Beaver Township, Jefferson County, Pa., near the town of Timblin, to Maude Pearl (Eshbaugh) and Charles Arthur Ferguson. Surviving Art are two sons, Dean Robert Ferguson of Rochester and Bruce ...

Rebecca Joan Beck-Sturm

published 7/15/2018
Rebecca Joan Beck-Sturm, 86, formally of Mt. Carmel, Illinois passed from this life on Sunday July 15, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at the Wabash Christian Village in Carmi, Illinois.   Joan was born December 17, 1931 in Keensburg, Illinois the daughter of Leo and Ferris (Gray) Richardson.   She married John Harold Beck at the Methodist Parsonage in Bellmont, Illinois on June 17, 1949. Joan and John owned and operated Joan’s Craft and Gifts in Mt Carmel, Illinois for 11 years.  She also worked side by side...

Robert Eugene Sabo Sr.

published 7/12/2018
Rev. Robert Eugene Sabo Sr., 85, of Carlinville, passed away Thursday morning, July 12, 2018 at his residence in Carlinville, IL. Robert was born on December 17, 1932 to Paul and Elizabeth (Toth) Sabo in Granite City, IL.  On May 24, 1952 he married Martha McNeely in Louisville, GA. Following attendance at Granite City High School where he participated as a wrestler, Pastor Bob enlisted in the Air Force serving during the Koran Conflict.  He played the trumpet in the 114 Air Force Marching Band....

Esther M. Martz

published 6/17/2018
Devoted wife of Rev. Leonard T. Martz for 64 years; Loving mother of Philip (Wendelyn) Martz of Charlotte, N.C., Dr. Deborah (Dr. Samuel) Naaman of Carol Stream, IL., Priscilla (Steven) Ross of Clarkston, MI., and David Martz of Worth, IL.; Proud grandmother of Alder, Loren, and Harrison Martz; Blaise and David Naaman; Nathan (Erin), Emily, and Andrew Ross; Dear sister of the late Rev. Harrison (Arlene) Davidson, the late Dr. Loren Kenneth (Dr. Terry) Davidson, and the late Dr. Phyllis (late Dr....

Janice L. Divan

published 6/8/2018
Janice L. Divan, 80, of Attica, Ind., died at home on June 8, 2018. She was surrounded by her family and loving members of her Great Lakes Caring hospice care team. She was born on Aug. 30, 1937, to Clyde and Charlotte (Roberts) French in Bloomington, Ill. She married Rev. Dennis Divan Oct. 5, 1962. He survives. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Dennis Divan; three children, Denise Divan-Warnke, Dana (Cindy) Divan, and Darla Divan; two sisters, Irma Elmore and Marilyn (Ken) O'Neal; seven ...

William Glenn Browning

published 6/6/2018
The Rev. Dr. William Glenn Browning, 86, departed this world on June 6, 2018 in Springfield, IL surrounded by his loving family.  He was the oldest of four children born to Francis Lavern Browning and Mary Edna (Briscoe) Browning. One brother, Dr. Ronald Browning preceded him in death. Dr. Browning was born in Chicago on February 6, 1932 and enjoyed the benefits of that great metropolis until he was 14 years of age. He frequented the museums, practically living in them, exposing himself to ...

Paul Sims

published 6/3/2018
Raymond Paul Sims died on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home in Rochester.  Paul was born on September 10, 1926, to Herman and Mabel Sims in Marion, IL.  He married Jeanne’ L. Seale on November 3, 1951.  She survives him, as does two daughters, Carol Sims and Cathy Sims Norgaard, three grandchildren, Michael, Deanne, and Stephen Norgaard, and two great-grandchildren, Terrali and Nolan.  He is also survived by a brother, G. William Sims, of Florida. Preceding him in death are his parents, three ...

Hilda Nelly Lopez

published 5/29/2018
Hilda Nelly Lopez, age 89 of Wilmington passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. She was born on February 28, 1929 in Santiago, Chile. She is survived by her daughter, Viviana and her husband Ricardo, and her youngest daughter Doris. She is preceded in death by her oldest daughter Diana and her husband of 62 years, Hugo Lopez. She grew up attending the Evangelical Methodist Church in Chile along with her family and became involved in singing with the youth and adult ...

Lois Irene Hout

published 5/27/2018
Lois Irene Hout, 86, of Robinson, IL, died at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2018 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. She was born Saturday, March 26, 1932 in rural Flat Rock, the daughter of Lester Catt & Emma (Fear) Catt. Lois was a 1970 Graduate of American School, (which she accomplished over mail). She dedicated much of her life to being a homemaker. She also worked for L.S. Heath for 13 years before moving to Fairfield, where she worked for 11 years. For over 20 years, Lois ...

Viola Hankla

published 5/22/2018
Viola Mae Clayton Hankla, 90, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Manor Court of Carbondale. Viola was born May 3, 1928 in Union County to Everett and Pearl (Smith) Clayton. She married Joseph R. Hankla on September 16, 1949. Viola is survived by her loving husband, Joseph; sisters, Geraldine Elkins of Marion, Vurtis Duckworth (James) of Perks, Louise Smith Pender (Art) of Anna, Carolyn Bird (Bill) of Jonesboro; brother, Jerrie Clayton of Anna; nieces, Teresa Althoff, Regina Wilkinson, ...

Robert Snider

published 5/21/2018
IGRC retired pastor Robert T. Snider died May 21 in Carol Stream. He was 71.   Rev. Snider served 28 years in active ministry, retiring in 2005 from Coal City.   Per his request, no service will be held and his body was donated to science.   Expressions of sympathy may be sent to his daughter, Christine McLewin, 11314 Acuff Lane, Lenexa, KS  66215

Susan Reneker

published 5/17/2018
Susan Ann Reneker, 71, of Illiopolis, IL, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be held at the Illiopolis United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:00am.  Memorials may be made to either the Illiopolis or Niantic United Methodist Church.  Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, is assisting the family. Susan was born April 23, 1947, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, daughter of Clifton V. Wheeler, Sr. and Ruth A. (Wooster) Wheeler.  ...

Dorotha Mae (Weise) Russell

published 5/10/2018
Dorotha Mae (Weise) Russell was born in Adair County, Iowa on March 3, 1920, the daughter of August F. and Matilda F. (Wambold) Weise. She died in Tomball, Texas on May, 10, 2018. As part of the war effort, she moved to Champaign, Illinois in 1942 as a first woman telegrapher for the Illinois Central Railroad. There she met and married Robert J. Russell. She is survived by two children, Marilee K. Belanger of Spring, Texas and Robert O. (Ann) Russell of Biloxi, Mississippi, and three ...

Jean Ann Kinne Burrill

published 5/7/2018
Jean Ann Kinne Burrill died in Oregon City, Ore., on May 7, 2018, in the presence of her loving husband of 70 years, Roy Burrill. Jean Ann Kinne Burrill was born June 5, 1926, daughter of the Rev. Theodore C. Kinne and Juanita Mary Anderson Kinne. She graduated from Bloomington (Ill.) High School in 1943. She joined the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corp, graduating from Indianapolis City Hospital School of Nursing in 1947. She was employed at Moline Public Hospital until her marriage to Roy Eugene Burrill ...

Michael C. "Mike" Kovalcik

published 4/30/2018
Rev. Michael C. "Mike" Kovalcik, 88, of Morton passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at Morton Villa Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. Mike was born on Dec. 3, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Michael John and Dorothy (Dukovich) Kovalcik. He married Joyce Peterson on June 8, 1956, in Poplar, Wis.  Surviving are his wife, Joyce Kovalcik of Morton; three daughters, Debra (Stephan) Kaak of Peoria and Diane (Doug) Fair and Susan Barnhart, both of Morton; six grandchildren, Cara Clemmer, Doug Fair ...

Harold Shaffer

published 4/25/2018
Harold Douglass Shaffer, 76, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. He was born October 9, 1941 in Lawrence County, Illinois, the son of Delmas and Marie (Vaught) Shaffer. He married Mary Cooper on March 16, 1962 and she survives. Harold was a Lawrenceville High School graduate. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois and his Master’s Degree of Sacred Theology from Emory ...

Janice Reeder

published 4/6/2018
Janice Reeder, 71, of Danville passed away Friday April 06, 2018 at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center. She was born on November 07, 1946 to Walter and Hazel Salts in Williamsport, IN. They precede her in death.  Janice leaves behind a husband of 48 years, Danny Reeder; three sons, Ethan (Kimberly) Wise, Christian (Renata) Wise, and Morgan (Abigale) Reeder; as well as four grandchildren, Daniel Wise, Grace Wise, Zachary Reeder, and Kayden Reeder.  Janice was instrumental in the creation of the ...

Thomas "Tom" Wilber

published 4/6/2018
Reverend Thomas "Tom" Wilber, 68, of Pittsfield, IL died on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL after a short illness. Tom graduated from Jacksonville High School.  He went on to attend and graduate from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL and Methodist Theological School in Ohio.  Tom served the following United Methodist Churches: Littleton/Brooklyn/Doddsville, Bluff Springs/Browning, Portage Faith/Shallersville/Mantua/Freedom in Ohio, Pleasant ...

Gary Stickney

published 3/30/2018
Gary Gene Stickney was born May 1948, in Carbondale, Illinois to parents of John and Geraldine Stickney. At the age of 5, Gary lived in Springfield, IL. He went to McCIernand grade school, Geo Washington middle school, and graduated from Lanphier high school in 1967. He joined the Order of DeMolay and Master Councilor while in Springfield. After high school, Gary attended junior college and graduated after two years from Eastern State University in Charleston, IL. During high school, Gary worked...

Mildred Fern Kirkpatrick-Huffman

published 3/28/2018
Mildred Fern Kirkpatrick-Huffman was born on January 2, 1919 and passed away on March 28, 2018.  She was the first daughter of Glen and Nellie Kirkpatrick. The oldest of four children and she survived all of her siblings.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Huffman who passed away in Sept 17, 2016.  Surviving is her daughter; Valerie (Paul) Osborn, a granddaughter; Donna (Owen) Hemmert, a grandson; Michael (Kimberly) Osborn, five great grandchildren; Shayla, Glenn, Austin, ...

Eunice Seaman Lucht

published 3/12/2018
Eunice Darlene (Holland) Voigt Seaman Lucht was born August 29, 1930 in Guthrie, IL., to John Harmon and Emma Irene (Warder) Holland. She attended a country school until the family moved to Gilman, IL., in 1938. Eunice then attended Gilman schools and graduated from Gilman High School. She was raised by her sister and her husband George and Helen Whittler. Eunice received a B.S. in Music Education from Olivet University in Kankakee and a Masters in Education at the University of Illinois. Before...

Mary McNeil

published 3/11/2018
Mary McNeil, widow of the late Rev. Kenneth C. McNeil died March 11.   Together with her husband, the McNeils served churches in the former Central Illinois Conference prior to retirement. Rev. McNeil preceded her in death.   Visitation and funeral services have already been held in Chicago.  

Esther D. Craig

published 3/6/2018
Esther D. Craig, 93, of Effingham, IL, passed away at 11:37 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018 with her granddaughter, Karen, at her side in Glenwood Assisted Living in Effingham, IL. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Centenary United Methodist Church in Effingham, IL with Rev. Christine Cunningham officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Monday in the church. Memorials may be given to Centenary United Methodist Church of Effingham, IL. Arrangements are ...

Donald Earl Wise

published 3/3/2018
Rev. Donald Earl Wise, 92, of Decatur, IL passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.  A memorial service to celebrate and honor Don’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Zion Chapel United Methodist Church, Boody, IL. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. He will be laid to rest at Zion Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Preacher’s Aid Society or to Zion Chapel. Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home North Chapel ...

Mary Esther Drake Wahl

published 2/24/2018
Mary Esther Drake Wahl, surviving spouse of Rev. Bernard C. Wahl, Jr., died Feb. 24 in Naples, Fla. She was 99.   Rev. Wahl was a missionary to Malaysia and then served in the Northern Illinois Conference before coming to Central Illinois to serve at Latham, Niantic, Colchester and Lewistown.  He retired in 1971.  He died in 2007.   No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be sent to daughter, Ruth Wahl, at 3270 Orange Grove Trail, Naples  FL  34120-1456.

Mabel L. Howard

published 2/19/2018
Mabel L. Howard, 92, of Sumner, Illinois passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Illinois. She was born February 2, 1926 in Vester, Kentucky, the daughter of Drurry T. and Clara (Cowans) Bryant. She married Lloyd Howard on February 2, 1946 and he preceded her in death on May 2, 2003. In her earlier years, Mabel worked at the Shoe Factory in Olney and Suttle Apparatus in Lawrenceville. She was a homemaker and devoted her life as a minister...

John O'Dell

published 2/16/2018
John O'Dell, age 88, of Salem, died February 16th, 2018 at Community Health Professionals Hospice Center in Van Wert, Ohio surrounded by family. He was the retired Minister at Trinity United Methodist Church in Salem. John attended Centralia Township High School where he graduated in 1947. During high school, he played the trumpet in the concert and marching band. After high school, John worked for Huggins Grocery Store, Kas Potato Chip, and Hollywood Brands Candy company. He graduated from ...

Alice Faye Morgan

published 2/8/2018
Alice Faye Morgan, 75, died at 2:33 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Fountain View Manor in Granite City. Born September 16, 1942 in Du Quoin, IL she was daughter of Milton and Lessie (Mulligan) Ahlers. Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker and she enjoyed collecting and making dolls. She was a member of the Emmanuel Free Methodist Church in Alton. On July 2, 1961 she married David P. Morgan in Du Quoin, IL. He survives. Also surviving is a son, David Wayne Morgan (Julie) of Alton, a daughter, Kimberly ...

Donna Kay Reed Brodie Barrick

published 1/28/2018
Donna Kay Reed Brodie Barrick passed away quietly at her home January 28, 2017.  Donna was born to Donald Reed and Bessie Evelyn Leighty Reed October 14, 1942 in Monmouth, Illinois.  She graduated from Macomb High School in 1960 and received a Secretarial Studies Certification from Gem City College.  Donna married John William Brodie July 1, 1961 and they have two children, Donna Denise (Stricker) and Monte William.  Donna spent many of her adult years in the community of Victoria, Illinois.  On...

Cheryl Ann Smith

published 1/13/2018
Cheryl Ann Smith, 79, of Morton formerly of Canton, passed away on Saturday January 13, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born on October 21, 1938 to Joseph Marion and Beulah Mae Harris Stokes. She married Delmar Dan Smith Sr. on December 15, 1954 and he survives. Also surviving are her three children; Joy Deanne (Paul) Mason, Melody Sue Smith and Delmar Dan (Cathy) Smith Jr.; six grandchildren, Joshua (Whitney) Smith, Anna Smith Carroll (Chad Bittner), Jessica Mason, Abby...

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