Obituaries

C. William Fechtig

published 2/18/2013
EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Charles William Fechtig, 81, Evansville, Ind., and formerly of Carmi, Illinois, died Monday, Feb. 18, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, Ill. He was born February 3, 1932, in Carmi to William (Willie) and Nell Fechtig. He was educated in White county rural schools and graduated from Carmi High School in 1948 and the University of Illinois in 1952. He married Frances Ruth (Winter) Fechtig on December 28, 1952, in Carmi, who preceded him in death on February 19, ...

Donald Long

published 2/15/2013
Donald L. Long 85 of Macomb, went to be with his Lord at 6:30 P.M. Friday, February 15, 2013, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Illinois. He was born May 24, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois to Lucille Dawson. Donald was united in marriage on August 25, 1952, in Lewistown, Illinois, to Eleanor Nott, she survives, also surviving to mourn his passing are 2 Daughters: J.L. McCall, Adair, Illinois and Elizabeth and Kenneth Zwolak, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, 8 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren. ...

Margaret Foutch

published 2/14/2013
Margaret Ann "Mike" Foutch, 65, of Champaign died at 2:20 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 14, 2013) at her home. Funeral services will be at noon Monday, Feb. 18, at Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect Ave., Champaign. The Rev. J. Wes Wilkey and the Rev. Brad D. Schumaker will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive West, Savoy. Mike was born Jan. 26, 1948, in Portland, Maine, to Thomas Francis and Catherine Frances Zukunft ...

Margie Brewer

published 2/10/2013
Margie Liew Brewer, age 61 of Mt. Vernon, died Sunday morning, February 10, 2013 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. She was born October 23, 1951 in Anderson, IN the daughter of William and Mary (Turner) Griffey. She married Bobby Jack Brewer on August 2, 2005 at Anderson, IN. Margie had worked in military pay for the U.S. Government until her retirement. She was an ordained minister from the Interdenomination Gospel Missions. She did youth and children ministry at Central Community Chapel, ...

Hazel Redmon

published 2/7/2013
Visitation: 11:00 A. M. – 1:00 P. M. Monday, February 11, 2013 ~ Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. Monday, February 11, 2013 Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Illinois Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Willow Hill United Methodist Church or to the Alzheimer’s Association with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois 62449. Hazel Jeanetta Shire-Redmon, 88, Willow Hill, Illinois passed away at...

Blanche Jackson

published 1/26/2013
Blanche Moore Jackson, age 95, formerly of Odin and late of Prescott, KS, died at 5:20 pm on Saturday, January 26, at Prescott Country View Nursing Home in Prescott, KS. She was born on April 23, 1917 in Odin, IL the daughter of Sidney and Georgia (Adams) Moore. She married Rev. Cyril M. Jackson in 1936 in Murphysboro, IL and he preceded her in death December 1, 1990. Blanche is survived by three sons - Kril M. Jackson and wife Pearl of Palm City, FL, George W. Jackson and wife Karen of Mound ...

Nell Bierman

published 1/20/2013
Nell Bierman Age: 75 years A resident of Waterloo, Illinois and a former resident of Vienna. Passed away Sunday morning, January 20, 2013 at 9:15 AM at SSM St. Clare Health Center in Fenton, Missouri. Nell was born June 7, 1937 in Macon, Georgia. She was the daughter of Clatus Berry Washburn and Pauline (Hill) Washburn. Nell was united in marriage to Rev. Herbert W. Bierman on June 27, 1959 in Macon, Georgia. He preceded her in death on August 21, 1985. Nell is survived by: Her Children - Cheryl...

Wolford Price

published 1/20/2013
McLean-Rev. Wolford C. Price, 89 of McLean died at 7:30 p.m. January 20, 2013 at Advocate BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.Private family services will be held at a later date. Kibler Brady Ruestman Memorial Home is assisting his family with arrangements. Rev. Price was born on October 22, 1925 at Oconee, IL a son of Raymond and Fannie Price Price. He married Jane Flowers on June 28, 1959 at Danville. She survives. Other survivors include his son Carleton Price of McLean. He was preceded ...

Walter Hill

published 1/10/2013
Walter L. Hill, 87, of Springfield died Thursday, January 10, 2013, at Duke Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. He was born August 24, 1925, in Clear Lake, Iowa, the son of Fred and Ethel Hill. He married Virginia Roskens in 1949 in Lennox, South Dakota. Col. Hill, a WWII veteran, was wounded in action near Krefeld, Germany, in 1944. He later served for three decades in the Army Reserve, including work at the Pentagon, the Command and General Staff College and with the U.S. Military Academy at ...

Irene Frick

published 12/17/2012
HERRIN - Irene "Rene" Childers Frick, 90, died on Monday, Dec. 16, in Indianapolis, where she had been living with her family. Rene was a musician, writer, Kentucky Colonel, and friend to hundreds of people who will miss her dearly. She and her husband, the Rev. Jack Frick, served United Methodist churches in Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado, and Southern Illinois, where they enjoyed years of service at Hutsonville, West Frankfort, Benton, Carmi, and Greenville. Rene was widely known and loved for ...

Judith Cox

published 11/26/2012
Judith Ann Cox, 66, of Champaign passed away at 2:30 p.m. on Monday (Nov. 26, 2012) at her residence. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Faith United Methodist Church, 1719 S. Prospect in Champaign. Officiating will be Rev. Wes Wilkey. A graveside service will be in Zuma Cemetery in Port Byron, IL at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Champaign- Urbana Chapel 710 N. Neil St., in ...

Pamela Reed

published 11/11/2012
Pamela S. Reed, 61, of rural Farmington, went home to be with her Lord at 3:44 a.m. on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the 4th child of William and Oma Mae (Shipley) Rhoads. She graduated from North High School in Des Moines. Pam married Rick Behanish and they had one child, Tracy Lynn. She pursued a career in nursing, having worked at some of the hospitals in Des Moines as a CNA and Unit Secretary. She later married Pastor ...

Earl Black

published 10/28/2012
The Rev. Earl Robert Black, 79, who served 41 years as a United Methodist Church pastor, died in his sleep Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. He was suffering from cancer. One of seven children, he grew up on a farm near Patoka. He began preaching after receiving his local preaching license at age 15. He was a dedicated Christian who loved God and tried to exemplify the teachings of Christ in his daily life. He truly believed in a God of love, forgiveness, justice and mercy. A man of compassion, who loved ...

Bert Kuykendall

published 10/7/2012
MT. VERNON — — Rev. Bert Kuykendall, 86, of Rising Sun, Md., and formerly of McLeansboro, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 7, 2012. Born in Crossville Sept. 18, 1926, he was the son of the late Frank and Erma Kuykendall of Carmi. He married Phyllis Nelson on Nov. 24, 1945, three years after they graduated from the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville. Bert was a farmer, working with his father for many years before entering into the ministry to the deaf. He graduated from Central ...

James Hancock

published 9/20/2012
Rev. James W. Hancock, 94, of Galva, died at 11:25 AM, Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, September 24 at the First United Methodist Church in Galva. Rev. Ann Champion will officiate. Visitation will be held from 3:00-5:00 PM, Sunday, September 23 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church. He was born ...

John Kolvacik

published 8/23/2012
Rev. John Kovalcik, retired clergy, died on August 23, 2012, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 1, at 1:30 p.m. at the Eureka Springs United Methodist Church. There will be no visitation. Condolences can be sent to his wife, Anne, at 3764 Mundell Road, Eureka Springs, AR, 72631. A memorial service is also planned at Decatur Westminster Presbyterian Church on September 15, 2012, at 3:00 p.m.

Doris Jean Semingson

published 8/7/2012
Doris Jean Davidson Semingson passed away on August 7, 2012 at age 86. Doris was born and raised in Salem, IL. She attended Bob Jones University where she met Marshall Semingson. They were married on June 11, 1952. This began their journey of over 50 years of service in ministry with the United Methodist Church. Doris was the epitome of a minister's wife. She was a great compliment to Marshall as the conversationalist. She willingly served on many United Methodist boards throughout her life ...

Ray Porter

published 6/28/2012
Ray B. Porter, 81, of Carmi, passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012. He was born March 15, 1931 in Jackson County, the son of Ray and Flava Belle (Jared) Porter. Ray graduated with his bachelor's degree from McKendree University and his master of divinity from Drew University in New Jersey. He was married to Joan Marlene Hall on June 22, 1951 and she survives. Ray was a minister of the United Methodist Church for 50 years and retired as a district superintendent of United Methodist Conference. He ...

Gretchen Hawf

published 6/2/2012
 Gretchen Hawf, 82, of Mt. Carmel, passed away on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Deaconess Hospital. She was born on April 20, 1930 in Wabash County, the daughter of Willard Hipsher and Inez (Thompson) Hipsher. She was married to Rev. William Paul Hawf on May 26, 1946, in Henderson, Ky. Gretchen was best known for her unending devotion and faithful commitment in serving the Lord, her family, her friends and her work. She spent the last 7 years working as the Office Manager for Wabash County Chamber ...

Amer Shay

published 5/16/2012
The funeral for Amer B. Shay, 85, of Pontiac, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Cornell United Methodist Church with Pastor Larry Frank officiating. Burial will be in Camp Cemetery, rural Odell. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the church. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home, Pontiac, has charge of arrangements. Mr. Shay died at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at OSF Saint Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Amer was born April 20, 1927, in Pontiac, a son of Arthur and Ellen ...

Gary Fritz

published 4/22/2012
Gary Fritz, age 87, died peacefully on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Agrace HospiceCare, surrounded by his family. Gary loved people. He knew no boundaries, geographical or personal. He spent his life putting love into practice through service to others and through the joy of being with others. He loved to read, particularly theology and political/social issues, and he delighted in prodding others into discussing these with him. Gary Gruber Fritz was born to Lester and Margaret (Gruber) Fritz on May...

Roxy Lotz

published 3/16/2012
Roxy Lotz, 100, formerly of Mahomet, passed away Friday, March 16, 2012 at the Champaign County Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 25, 1911, in rural Nebraska to Jonathon and Hattie (Packer) Jamison. Roxy married Thomas Hanna in March 1930. Later she married the Rev. P. Henry Lotz in 1954. Surviving are a brother, Wayne Jamison of Texas; a son, William T. Hanna of Goleta, Calif.; and a daughter, Rosemary Hanna Wegeng of Savoy. Also surviving are five grandchildren, David Wegeng of Champaign and ...

Victor Ramsey

published 2/27/2012
Reverend Victor Eugene Ramsey Sr. passed away at his home on Monday, February 27, 2012 at the age of 86. He was born February 2, 1926 in Martinsville, Illinois, a son of the late Preston and Edith (Houser) Ramsey. In celebration of his life, visitation will be at New Bethel United Methodist Church, 133 North Main Street in Glen Carbon on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 4:00 p.m. with Reverend Bill Adams officiating. Burial with military honors will be held ...

Eleanor Keiser

published 2/25/2012
Eleanor Ruth Keiser, 98, of Springfield, passed away Saturday Feb. 25, 2012 at Oak Terrace Healthcare Center. She was born June 17, 1913 in Mt. Olive, the daughter of David and Gertrude Simpson. She married Oliver A. Keiser Oct. 19, 1935 in Mt. Olive. Rev. Keiser, a United Methodist minister, preceded her in death May 17, 2003. Mrs. Keiser graduated from Mt. Olive High School and from Browns Business College in Springfield. After graduation she was employed as Librarian and Secretary to the Mt. ...

Frances Fechtig

published 2/19/2012
Frances Ruth Fechtig, 81, Evansville, Ind., and formerly of Carmi, died Sunday, Feb. 19, at Protestant Home in Evansville. She was born Oct. 25, 1930, in Carmi, to John and Nell Winter. She was educated in Carmi schools and graduated from Carmi High School in 1948. She married C. William (Bill) Fechtig on Dec. 28, 1952, in Carmi and he survives. Frances worked at the White County Courthouse, as a secretary at Carmi High School and later, after her three daughters were grown, worked as the ...

Nancy Einhouse

published 1/7/2012
Nancy Kay Einhouse, 62, of Astoria, died at 12:40 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at St. John's Hospital. Nancy was born August 17, 1949 in Urbana, the daughter of Kenneth and Eileen Rewerts Collison. Nancy was a member of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Robert B. Einhouse, Jr. of Astoria, IL; two daughters, Jolene (Michael) Stephens of Springfield and Robin (Randy S.) Walden of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Ellieana and Ridley ...

Scott Swigart

published 12/6/2011
Rev. Scott E. Swigart , age 54, of 5425 S. 24th, died December 6, 2011, at 9:01 pm in his home. Scott was born February 9, 1957 in Champaign, Illinois, the son of Joseph and Carolyn Anderson Swigart He married Marybeth Huber on March 18, 1989 in Quincy, Illinois. She survives. In addition to his wife, survivors include his father, Joseph Swigart of Watseka, IL; his sister, Sarah (Gary) Lambert of Watseka, IL; his brother, Steven (Debra) Swigart of Watseka, IL; two stepsons: Joe (Chrissy) Wilson ...

David Cha

published 7/12/2011
Former California resident Reverend David Yi-kum Cha, 87, died July 12, 2011, at Maple Manor Nursing Home in Rochester, MN.  Reverend Cha was born in Shanghai, China on August 21, 1923. He earned a law degree from Soochow University in Shanghai, China in 1948 and moved to Taiwan in 1949. In Taiwan, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Divinity from Taiwan Baptist Theological Seminary in 1956. After sensing a calling from God to minister among college students, in 1957 he founded the Campus ...

Suzellen Webb

published 6/21/2011
Suzellen “Sue” Webb, 82, of Rockford, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at Willows Health Center in Rockford. She was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Lima, Ohio, to Henry George and Jessie Margaret Staeger Roest, the “first present of Christmas that year.” She married Arthur B. Webb on Sept. 13, 1953, in Marion, Ohio. He survives. Also surviving are her children, Deb (Mark) Webb Harada, Wes Webb, Cindy (J.R.) Milstead and Ed (Michelle) Webb; grandchildren, Tasha Reed, Jessica Milstead, Harry Harada, Zach ...

Norma Jean Martin

published 5/7/2011
The Reverend Norma Jean Martin ,79, of Franklin, Indiana died May 7, 2011 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was born July 25, 1931 in Ware County, Georgia, the daughter of Norman and Doris Strickland. Jean is survived by her children Kathye Reily (Richard), Leslye Cathell, and Norman Staley (Marsha), daughter in law Beverly Staley, nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a brother Phillip Strickland (Robbie), and her husband Ted. A son, John Staley, preceded her in...

W. Harold Loyd

published 3/15/2011
Loyd, The Rev. Doctor W. Harold was born in Giles County, TN on December 24th, 1921 and entered eternal life on March 5th, 2011. He was the son of Charlie Neal and Eunice Rackley Loyd. His wife, Valeria Staples Loyd, preceded him in death. Surviving children are John S. Loyd of Asheville, NC, Anne Kovalcik of Eureka Springs, AR and Marti Loyd of Nashville, TN. Grandchildren are Andrew Kovalcik of Eureka Springs, AR and Tim Kovalcik of Decatur, IL and four great-grandchildren, Kaley, Emmery, ...

Lloyd Davis

published 2/13/2011
Lloyd E. Davis, 90, Crest Hill, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb 13, 2011, with his family at his side. Lloyd was born and raised on a farm near Longview, just south of Champaign. Later he attended Indiana Central College in Indianapolis and the Bonebrake Theological Seminary in Ohio, where he was ordained as an EUB Minister. He served the Lord at various congregations in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois, eventually retiring at the Danville Farmer’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Lloyd also taught ...

Diane Bigley

published 12/8/2010
The Rev. Diane Bigley, 47, of Hillsboro died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2010, at Hillsboro Area Hospital. Visitation will be Monday, Dec. 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro. Funeral services will be Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Randy Reese, the Rev. Ralph Ward, and Pastor Richard Small officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Horse Creek Cemetery, Pawnee. Born Nov. 13, 1963, at Springfield, she was a daughter of Wayne and ...

Marie Lyell

published 12/8/2010
Marie (Parsons) Lyell passed away December 8, 2010 at the age of 99. Marie was born on September 23, 1911 in Creal Springs, Illinois. For the past 19 years Marie has received loving and devoted care while she lived with her daughter Mona (Lyell) Wollard in Pensacola, Florida. Marie & Leroy lived for many years in Chittyville until they moved to their home on 20th street in Herrin. Marie was married for 58 years to Rev. Leroy Lyell who worked for many years at the Zeigler Coal Mine as well as ...

Gloria Blacklock

published 11/20/2010
Gloria J. Blacklock, 78, of Vergennes, passed away at 6:14 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, at her daughter's home in Carbondale, Ill. She was born Oct. 22, 1932, in Pinckneyville, Ill., a daughter to the late James William Jefferson Hickman and Mary Rosella (Fulton) Hickman. She was united in marriage to Ray B. Blacklock on Feb. 16, 1952, in Pinckneyville. He survives of Vergennes. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Virginia (Charles) Heidtman; and one brother, Jerry ...

Imogene Smith

published 11/15/2010
Imogene Smith, 90, of Casey, IL passed away at 10:32 a.m. on Monday, November 15, 2010 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Coles County, IL. She was born June 23, 1920, in Coles County, IL, the daughter of Frank Agar and Dorothy Lorraine Johns Oakley. Imogene married Rev. Hugh Smith on June 16, 1940 in Coles County, IL. He passed away on November 9, 1998. She is survived by her three sons, Clinton Smith and wife Karen, Dan Smith and wife Virginia and Randy Smith and wife Linda, all of Casey, ...

David Allin

published 10/31/2010
HOPEWELL - The Rev. David H. Allin, 71, of Hopewell died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, 2010, at his residence. The Rev. Allin was born Oct. 13, 1939, in Iuka, Ill., the son of Roy T. and Goldie M. Jones Allin. He married Katherine L. Lukes on Jan. 8, 1982, in Quincy, Ill. She survives, along with two children, the Rev. Patricia L. (Tim Howe) Allin of Normal, Ill., and Lt. Col. Michael W. (Kathy) Allin of San Antonio, Texas; two stepchildren, Jennifer L. (Marc) Dawson of Palo Alto, Calif., and ...

Justine Tunstall

published 9/24/2010
Justine Louise Tunstall was born on March 31, 1918, in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Ben Harrison Grigsby and Louise Dollie Morgan. She was the eldest of three children and was preceded in death by her sister, Charlotte Grigsby. Justine was raised in Wichita, Kansas. She graduated from high school and attended Wichita State University, earning a Bachelor of Science. She met and married her husband, Reverend John Edward Tunstall. God blessed this union with two beautiful daughters, Dwyla Justine and LaTanya...

Ted Phillips

published 9/22/2010
Ted Phillips, age 85, of Kinmundy, died Wednesday, September 22nd, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was a WWII Navy Veteran, Assistant Principal, Principal and retired as a Superintendent. Phillips also enjoyed hunting and fishing and was active in the church community.   Funeral services for Ted Phillips, will be held Monday, September 27th, 11 a.m. at the Kinmundy Methodist Church. Visitation is Sunday, September 26th from 4-7 p.m. and there will be a Masonic service at 6:30 at the...

Harold Holliday

published 8/26/2010
Rev. Harold H. "Preacher Harold" Holliday, 88, Oblong, Illinois went home to be with his Lord at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010, at Cotillion Ridge, Robinson, Ill. Born June 6, 1922, near Murphysboro, he was the son of Ira Holliday and Maude Naomi (Bailey) Holliday. He graduated from the four-year Course of Study School held at Garrett Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois. Harold entered the ministry in 1950 serving churches in southern Illinois as a local pastor and working in ...

Virginia Wallace

published 8/21/2010
Virginia L. Wallace, 83, of Watseka, IL and formerly of Sheldon, IL passed away August 21, 2010 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, IL. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at the Sheldon United Methodist Church. Rev. Paul Copeland will officiate. Burial will be in the Sheldon Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at Knapp Funeral Home in Sheldon, IL and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Mrs. Wallace was born on ...

Howard B. Johnson

published 7/28/2010
Johnson, Rev. Howard B. Age 87, of Minneapolis , formerly of Moline and Peoria Illinois, died July 28. He graduated from Augustana College of Rock Island, Garrett Theological Seminary and received an Honorary Doctorate from MacMurray College. He was the Chaplain and Director of Pastoral Care at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria Illinois for 33 years. In his very active years of retirement he volunteered his time and leadership to a wide range of organizations. He lived with a boundless ...

Wanda Corzine Robinson

published 7/26/2010
MURPHYSBORO — Wanda Lee Corzine Robinson, 95, completed her earthly life on Monday, July 26, 2010, and entered into life eternal. She was born in Cairo on May 9, 1915, to the Rev. Charley Frank and Emma (Douglas) Corzine. She was united in marriage to the Rev. Dr. Wendell A. Robinson on July 26, 1936, in Centralia Demaree United Methodist Church by her father. She joined her husband in pastoring these United Methodist Churches: Worden 1937, Madison 1940, Cairo Tigert Memorial 1944, Carmi First ...

D'Arline Henderson

published 7/18/2010
D'Arline Henderson (90), widow of the Rev. John Henderson, passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2010 in St. Louis, MO. Together, they served local churches in the former Southern Illinois Conference, including the superintendents offices of the Harrisburg and East St. Louis districts. They retired from O’Fallon in 1981. He passed away in 1999. Visitation will be held at the Kurtis Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, 10151 Gravois in St. Louis, MO. Funeral Services will be at 9:00 ...

Lucy Hoffman

published 7/17/2010
Lucy Eleanor Hoffman of Rio Rancho, died Saturday, July 17, 2010 after a lengthy illness. She was born Lucy Wood on June 17, 1926 in Effingham County, Illinois. Lucy was married to Reverend Edward L. Hoffman in Effingham, Illinois in 1945. They have four children, Julia Smith of Sitka, Alaska, Lawrence Hoffman and wife Carolyn of Kansas City, Missouri, Drew Hoffman and wife Tila of Corrales, New Mexico and Leigh Anders of Corrales, New Mexico. They have nine grandchildren: Lauren Allen and ...

Anna Curtis

published 7/1/2010
Anna Curtis, 103, of Birmingham, Ala., passed away Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the Fair Haven Retirement Community in Birmingham. Anna was born February 21, 1907 in Margaret, Alabama to Robert and Martha (Leslie) McMeekin. She married John R. Curtis, formerly of Royalton, Illinois November 16, 1925 in Birmingham. He preceded her in death May 1, 1980. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Reverend John R. and Margy J. Curtis, Jr. of Carlinville; a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret A. and ...

Emmalee Williams

published 6/28/2010
Emmalee F. Williams, age 88, of Marion, IL passed away at 1:10 a.m. on Monday, June 28, 2010, in Heartland Regional Medical Center of Marion, IL.   She was born on December 27, 1921, in Harrisburg, IL the daughter of Jesse and Imogene (Macarath) Hunt.  Emmalee was united in marriage to Rev. Carl Vernon Williams on November 22, 1959, in Mt. Vernon, IL and together they shared nearly thirty-three years of marriage until his death came on July 7, 1992. Early in her working career, Emmalee work for ...

Robert Clyde Ridall

published 6/23/2010
CLYDE, Ohio -- Rev. Dr. Robert Clyde Ridall, 89, of Clyde died at his home on June 23, 2010. Dr. Ridall was born on a farm in Luzerne City, Pa. on March 9, 1921 to the now deceased Rev. Archie F. and Hazel Mae (Smith) Ridall. He served many years as an evangelist and Methodist pastor and was a professor at Olivet Nazarene College where he taught numerous courses including New Testament Greek and Biblical Archaelogy. He was the author of two chapters in the Beacon Bible Commentary and wrote ...

Evelyn June Miller

published 6/8/2010
Evelyn June Miller (87), widow of George M. Miller, passed away in Florida on June 8, 2010. George and Evelyn June Miller served local churches in the former Central Illinois Conference for almost 20 years, last serving Bement in 1981. He passed away in 1997. Arrangements for Evelyn June Miller will be held at a later date in Florida. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to Barbara Riggs, 34225 Park Square Place, Ridge Manor, FL 33523.  

Sondra Newman

published 5/15/2010
Rev. Sondra S. Newman, 66 of Paxton died at 8:34 A.M. Saturday, May 15, 2010, in Geneva, New York. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 24, 2010, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells Street, Paxton with Rev. Terry L. Westerfield officiating. There will also be Eastern Star Services conducted by Prospect Chapter No. 367 Order of the Eastern Star. Family interment will be held in Glen Cemetery, Paxton. Rev. Newman was born July 10, 1943, at Danville, the daughter ...

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