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home : deaths : death notices January 22, 2017


WEEK OF JANUARY 16, 2017
Mary Middleton

Mary Maxine Middleton, 87, Oblong, Ill., passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A Celebration of Mary's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday January 18, 2017 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Casey-Cumberland Cemetery in Casey, Ill.

An expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation or Oblong American Legion Post 219 Auxiliary. Envelopes will be at or mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at oblongfuneralhome.com



Rev. Ronald Gross

Rev. Ronald Lee Gross, 86, of Casey, Ill., passed from this life to his eternal home with Jesus on Sunday, January 15, 2017, surrounded by his family at the home of his daughter, Ronda, in Newburgh, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, at New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 20975 E 2100th Ave, Yale, IL, officiated by Rev. Carroll Richards and Pastor Chris Parr with burial in the Butternut (Willow Creek) Cemetery in rural Martinsville, Ill. Friends may visit from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the church.

Ronnie had a heart for Christian mission work. He and June opened their home to many missionaries and supported their work in many ways. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial gifts be given to the Stott-Wallace Missionary Offering Fund of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8207 Traditional Place, Cordova, TN 38016.

Condolences may be offered at www.marwellfuneralhome.com.



Sally Gunn

Sally Ellen (Brannon) Gunn, 74, of Palestine, Ill., passed away on Friday 13, 2017, at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Bruce Polk

Bruce Arthur Polk, 64, of Robinson, died on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Community First Medical Center in Chicago.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial following in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate the services.



Carl Mast

Carl Edward Mast, 83, Des Moines, Iowa, and formerly of Wheeler, died at 8:19 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Latona Church of Christ in Latona, with Jonathan Mast and Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Francis Mitchell

Mr. Francis "Leon" Mitchell, age 95, of rural Hutsonville, Ill., died Monday, January 16, 2017, at 7:50 a.m. at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Ill., following a long period of declining health.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Valerie Vermilya officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will follow in the Newlin Cemetery, rural Robinson, Ill., with full Military Graveside Rites.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grand Prairie Christian Church or to the Hutsonville Historical Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Amy Moore

Amy Sue Moore, 41, of Palestine, died at 12:36 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at her home in Palestine of unknown causes.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow at 12 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial following in the Shire Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate the service.

Memorials may be made to the Amy Moore Memorial fund, with checks to be made to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You can also give by going to her memorial wall, found at www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com, where a crowdfunding campaign has been started to help offset funeral expenses.



Dennis Miller

Dennis James Miller, 56, Newton, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, from cardiopulmonary arrest.

Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kylie and Karlie Miller education fund.



Twila Hoover

Twila R. Hoover, 60, Belleville, died at 1:38 p.m. Jan. 7, 2017, in Belleville, of cancer.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 201 E. Main St, Oblong, with Jim Williams officiating. Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital or the charity of your choice.



James Buchanan

James Herbert Buchanan, 85, Kokomo, died at 8:03 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Community Hospital in Anderson, Ind.

A memorial service was held Nov. 26, 2016, in Kokomo, Ind., with Pastor Will Jewsbury officiating. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, Kokomo, Ind., assisted the family with arrangements.

Monday, January 16, 2017

WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 2017
Lisa Miller

Lisa Marie Miller, 39, of Robinson, Ill., died at 6:12 p.m. (EST) on Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., surrounded by her family.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, at the funeral home. The family would ask that everyone in attendance dress in casual attire, in Lisa's memory. Burial will follow in the Robinson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the "Lisa Miller Memorial Fund", which will be used to help fund her children's college education. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Carol Maggard

Carol Sue Maggard, 80, of Palestine, Ill., died at 8:27 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 20, at the Palestine Cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at the cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com



Yola Ackman

Yola S. Ackman, 85, of Palm Bay, Fla., and formerly of Robinson, died at 00:57 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Inspired Living of Palm Bay, Palm Bay, Fla., following several months of declining health.

There will be a combined Celebration of Life Service for Richard L. (died January 26, 2014) and Yola S. Ackman with visitation held later this year at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Visitation will immediately precede the Celebration of Life Service and interment of the cremated remains will follow services, in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong.



Kevin Miller

Kevin Scott Miller, 59, of Galesburg, Ill., passed away on the morning of January, 7, 2017, after a short battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Galesburg. Rodney Miller of Faith Bible Fellowship will be officiating. In accordance with Kevin's wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes scattered in one of his favorite locations, on his late grandmother's farm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation can be given to Faith Bible Fellowship, 1021 S. Seminary St., Galesburg, Ill.

The family of Kevin Scott Miller wishes to thank Barbara and Robert Genisio, Rodney and Roxanne Miller, and the Faith Bible Fellowship Church.



Doyle Nidey

Doyle Wayne Nidey, 48, of Palestine, Ill., died at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., on Monday, January 9, 2017. Doyle is now at peace and free of pain after many years of struggling with his illness.

A time of visitation will be held from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to his wife, Tania Nidey, to help pay Doyle's medical bills. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Jack Webster

Jack Webster, 78, was called home by the Lord in accordance to His plan at 10:35 a.m. (EST) on January 10, 2017, surrounded by his family at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, at the funeral home, with Pastor Will Bynum and by his nephew, Pastor Denny Moon officiating. Burial will follow in the Plymouth Cemetery in rural West York.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Olive Baptist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Steven Dabney

Steven E. Dabney, 66, Champaign, and formerly of Robinson, died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at his residence in Champaign, following many months of failing health.

Funeral service arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of the Donor's Choice with envelopes available at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.



Eldric Sechrest Jr.

Eldric Norman Sechrest Jr. died at his home in South Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 14, 2016.

A family memorial will be held in California. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.




Monday, January 09, 2017

WEEK OF JANUARY 2, 2017
Donald Davis

Donald E. "Duck" Davis, 88, Oblong, Ill., passed away at 9:05 p.m. ET on December 30, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Services will by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the First Christian Church of Oblong. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the First Christian Church of Oblong. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Oblong Sports Boosters, Oblong Schools Academic Foundation or Good Samaritan Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com

Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL is in charge of arrangements.



Clarence Leffler

Clarence Glen Leffler, 88, of Willow Hill, Ill.,went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at the United Methodist Village North Campus in Lawrenceville, Ill.

Clarence's celebration of life service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday January 6, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Mound Church, The Endowment and Development of Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, Food fund for Rabbit and Birds at United Methodist Village North Campus or Good Samaritan Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449. Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.



Tommy Phillippe

Tommy Dale Phillippe, 50, Robinson, died suddenly on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016.

A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, with military rites being given by the V.F.W. Post 4549. Memorials may be made to the Tommy Dale Phillippe Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You can also give by going to his memorial wall, found at www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com, where a crowdfunding campaign has been started to help offset funeral expenses.



Pat McVickar

Pat Rex McVickar, 74, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CST at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, Illinois. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Cresthaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Pat's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Lisa and Carmen are grateful to their mother, Opal, and Larry for the love and support they gave to their dad over the years.

Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.co.



Edwin Whitmer

Edwin L. Whitmer, Sr., 91, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery with military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Edwin's memory may be made to the Lawrence County Senior Citizens or the LHS Sports Hall of Fame.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Edwin's caregivers, which include Carolyn, Jo, Jody, Kate, and Polly.

Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com to view the tribute and to send condolences.



Sharon Roland

Sharon S. Roland, 57, Ottawa, formerly of DeKalb, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with Terry Soltow officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services, Wednesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sharon S. Roland Memorial Fund, addressed to the Roland Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.



Harold Bond

Harold A. Bond, 84, Manassas, Va., formerly of Oblong, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.

Per his wishes he was cremated with no services. He will be buried at a later date.



Amanda Crow

Amanda G. Crow, 89, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017, at her residence.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 6, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be Derr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Amanda's memory may be made to the Northside Christian Church in Vandalia or the No Fear Organization of Fayette County.

Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com to view the tribute and to send condolences.



Miyoko Kirk

Miyoko Ikehara Kirk, 85, of Kingsland, Texas, passed away at home in the loving arms of her family, January 3, 2017.

A service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Putnam Funeral Home in Kingsland, Texas. Inurnment will follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet, Texas. An online guest register may be signed at www. PutnamCares.com

Cremation arrangements made by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematorium, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas 78639. (325)388-0008.



Rick Biggs

Rick L. Biggs, 55, Fairland, Okla., passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Freeman, Hospital, Joplin, Mo.

Funeral services are pending in Oklahoma.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2016
Ilene Kirk

Ilene L. Kirk, 94, of Oblong, Ill., passed away at 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, December 25, 2016, at the Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

There will be no visitation.

Public gsraveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Ill.

The Family request that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Oblong Christian Children's Home with envelopes at the service or may be mailed to P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com. Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.



Elizabeth Valbert

Elizabeth Anne "Liz" Valbert, 74, of Ste. Marie, Ill., passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at her sister's home.

Celebration of Liz's life service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Family Burial of cremated remains will be on Friday, December 30, 2016, at South Bend Cemetery, rural Ste. Marie. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.. on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill.

An expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Effingham St. Anthony Hospital Hospice. Envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home PO Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449. Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com.



Ralph Blankenbeker

Ralph Blankenbeker, 74, of rural Martinsville, Ill., died at 2:00 a.m. on December 25, 2016, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 29, at the Willow Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, rural Martinsville, Ill. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Kevin Small officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Butternut Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Willow Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with envelopes available at the church. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.

For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Shirley Treloggen

Shirley Ann Treloggen (née Overbey; formerly Garrett), 89, Vienna, and a former 30 year resident of Toledo, died on Dec. 23, 2016.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Bailey Funeral Home, Vienna, with a memorial service following presided by the Rev. William "Bud" McDannel. A graveside service will follow at the Lakeside Cemetery in Johnston City, where she will be interred next to her husband, Ira Garrett.

Memorial can be made to the Hillview Healthcare Center Activity Fund, or to the organization of the donor's choice.



Rita Koontz

Rita O. Koontz, 86, Newton, and a former resident of Charleston, died at 6:29 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at her residence at Villas of Hollybrook in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held two hours before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Church or School. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Marcia Brant

Marcia A. (Kuhn) Brant, 62, Mattoon, died at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at her home.

Private family services were held. Memorial may be made to the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel 115 East Lincoln Drive Greenup, Illinois 62428. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup.



Irene Perkins

Irene Perkins, 95, West Union, died at 11:51 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Life's Journey Senior Living in Paris.

A private family service will be held at the Danville National Cemetery in Danville. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union is in charge of

arrangements.



Kelley Ann Jenkins

Kelley Ann Jenkins, 38, Martinsville, died at 7:40 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following years of long-term health problems.

It was Kelley's wish to be cremated with no formal services. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home, West Union, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Anna Mae Perry

Anna Mae Perry, 95, Dieterich, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Heath Care Center in Effingham.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich. Private family services will be held with burial in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Dieterich.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Linda Yvonne Arnold

Linda Yvonne Arnold, 78, of Robinson, Ill., died at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016, in the comfort of her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, at the funeral home with Butch Woods officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Hutsonville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Robinson Public Library, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

WEEK OF DECEMBER 19, 2016
Lloyd Smelcer

Lloyd Richard "Horsefly" Smelcer, 72, of Marshall, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at his home.

Services in honor of his life will be 10 a.m. Monday at Pearce Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery with military graveside rites. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday and prior services on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maintenance Fund of Marshall Cemetery. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Harold Harrison, Jr

Harold A. Harrison, Jr., 85, of Robinson, Ill., died at 7:53 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, at the funeral home with burial following in the Robinson New Cemetery. Pastor Judy Williams will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church Food Pantry, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Doris Cox

Doris L Cox, 82, of Sullivan passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Millers Merry Manor.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Holmes Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Cox Officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Burial will be in Center Ridge Cemetery. If Friends so desire donations may be made to the Missionary Unit #6 envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Ellen Stephens

Ellen R. "Babe" Stephens, 97, Webster, Fla., and formerly of Greenup, at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at Cornerstone Hospice in Tavares, Fla.

A service celebrating the life of Ellen, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel, Greenup, with Rev. Cyndi Wiedman officiating. Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery, Greenup. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the funeral home.



Jean Huddlestun

Jean Huddlestun, 93, of Yale, Ill., passed away at 2:40 a.m. on Monday December 19, 2016, at Crawford Memorial Hospital's Magnolia Center in Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of Jean's life will be Friday, December 23, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Oblong. Burial will follow at the Hazel Dell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Oblong.

Expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First Baptist Church of Oblong with envelopes available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home PO Box 121 Oblong, IL. 62449. Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfurneralhome.com Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong is in charge of arrangements.



Nancy Hilderbrand

Nancy Hilderbrand, 63, of rural Palestine, Ill., died at 1:25 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23, at the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill., with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to DaVita Dialysis, with envelopes available at the cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Vernie Windes

Vernie Maxine Windes, 86, Mount Carmel, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at Heritage Healthcare, Robinson, surrounded by her family.

Family and friends are invited to gather from 11 a.m. to 1p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21, in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home, Mt. Carmel.

Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21, in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Steven Freels officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mount Carmel, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Memorial contributions may be made in Maxine's memory to Reaching and Teaching International Ministries/ Krystle and Brandon Leach. Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 N. Cherry St., Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.



Gilbert Harris

Gilbert Eugene "Gene" Harris, 66, Newton, died at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at the church. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Church or School. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



Margaret Mullins

Margaret Mullins, 94, of Robinson, died at 6:50 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, surrounded by her beloved family.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Graveside services will follow and will be held at the Kirk Cemetery, rural Robinson. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Wanda Bosler

Anna "Wanda" Bennett Bosler, age 98, of Martinsville, Ill., passed away at 10:52 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Heartland Nursing Center, Casey, Ill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at the Greenwell Funeral Home with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville, Ill. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the Greenwell Funeral Home, 30 N. Washington St., Martinsville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to Martinsville Bible Church AWANA or Mission Trip, 509 N. Ridgelawn Rd., Martinsville, IL 62442.

To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit www.markwellfuneralhome.com. Greenwell Funeral Home of Martinsville, Ill., is in charge of the arrangements.



Arthur Wever

Arthur "Art" Wever, 80, Morris, and formerly New Lenox, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Park Point Healthcare and Rehab Center in Morris.

As it was Art's wish, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service is being planned for the spring at Oak Grove Cemetery in Palestine. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice or the activities director of Park Point Healthcare and Rehab in Morris. For further information, please call (815) 942-5040 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com



Allen Wetherholt

Allen Dale Wetherholt, 77, Wheeler, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in rural Jasper County, in a automobile accident.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Latona Church of Christ in Latona, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the church, with Masonic services at 8 p.m.. Memorials may be made to the Latona Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Rita Koontz

Rita O. Koontz, 86, Newton, and a former resident of Charleston, died at 6:29 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at her residence at Villas of Hollybrook in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held two hours before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Church or School. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.

Monday, December 19, 2016

WEEK OF DECEMBER 12, 2016
Judith Littlejohn

Judith Ann "Judy" Littlejohn, 68, of Oblong, Ill., went to be with the Lord on December 5, 2016, after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Celebration of Judy's Life Service will be Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Kirk Chapel Cemetery rural Robinson, Ill. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 13, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill.

The family request that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Judith Littlejohn Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449. Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com.



Gracie Good

Gracie Larae Smith Good, 80, of Atwood, Ill., went to be with the Lord at 4 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016, at the Arthur Home, Arthur, Ill. She had been in declining health for a few years.

Celebration of Life Services were held Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the Sullivan Southern Baptist Church, with visitation held one hour prior to the services, with Pastor Don Lusk officiating. It was Gracie's choice to be cremated. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood, Ill., in charge of arrangements. Interment will be next spring at the Mackville Cemetery, Atwood, Ill.

Memorials are suggested to the Sullivan Southern Baptist Church. Online condolences may be shared via www.hilligossshraderfh.com



Gray Lawhead

Gary L. Lawhead, 69, of Effingham, Ill., passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, with his loving wife and family by his side.

According to Gary's wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial dinner will be held at a later date. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family.

Memorials may be made in loving memory of Gary to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonsandsonsfh.com.



Charles Elder

Charles "Charlie" Elder, 83, Palestine, died at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with burial following in the Palestine Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Riley Hospital for Children, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Ruth Wetherholt

Ruth Anne Wetherholt, 75, Wheeler, at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at her home.

Services celebrating Ruth's life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Latona Church of Christ, Latona, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Latona Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



Judith Job

Judith "Judy" Job, 73, of Robinson, Ill., died at 11:32 a.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at St Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Ind., surrounded by her beloved family.

It was Judy's wish to be cremated without any formal services. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Charlotte Christensen

Charlotte Christensen died at 4:35 pm (EST) Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the York Cemetery, York Twp. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, is in charge of arrangements.



Amy Tague

Amy Sue Tague, 49, Kingman, Ariz., died Nov. 16, 2016, at her home in Kingman, Ariz., of lung cancer.

The family is holding an informal memorial gathering to celebrate Amy's life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Cottage House, 102 E. Emmons St., Robinson. Friends and family who wish to attend are encouraged to bring stories and copies of photos they'd like to share.



Lloyd Smelcer

Lloyd Richard "Horsefly" Smelcer, 72, of Marshall, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at his home.

Services in honor of his life will be 10 a.m. Monday at Pearce Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery with military graveside rites. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday and prior services on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maintenance Fund of Marshall Cemetery. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Mary Hamilton

Mary Evaline (Lamb) Hamilton, age 96, of Robinson, Ill., died Wednesday, December 14, at 10 pm at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Ill., after many months of declining health.

A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the funeral home with burial following in the Oblong Cemetery in Oblong, Ill. Brother Robert Stephens will officiate the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Missionary Relief Services in care of Saltair Church of Christ, 2124 State Route 222, Bethel, OH 45106, in support of the mission work of her niece, Janeece England.

For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.




Monday, December 12, 2016

WEEK OF DECEMBER 5, 2016
John Titsworth

John V. Titsworth, 91, Chanhassen, Minn., passed away, November 29, 2016.

Memorial service will be held Monday, December 5, at 11 a.m. at Wayzata Community Church, 125 E. Wayzata Blvd. Wayzata, Minn. Visitation will be Sunday, December 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at David Lee Funeral Home, Wayzata, Minn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Alzheimers Association: Alz.org.



Mary Drennen

Mary E. "Grandma Mary" Drennen, 98, Palestine, Ill., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed at 12:57 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of Mary's life will be Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Private family burial will follow in Watts Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Crawford County Humane Society. Envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com



Richard Dedrick

Mr. Richard L. Dedrick, age 90, of Robinson, Ill., died Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 10:50 p.m. at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Robinson, IL, following many months of failing health.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 5, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Visitation was Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill. Military Funeral Rites will be accorded by E.M. Coulter Post 69, American Legion and VFW Post 4549 both of Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Robinson Food Pantry - Soup Kitchen, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Mary Longnecker

Mary Evelyn Longnecker, age 86, of Lawrenceville, passed away after several months of declining health on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Magnolia Center in Robinson, with her family at her side.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. A Rosary will begin at 8:40 a.m. with visitation starting at 9:00 a.m. Burial will take place in Lawrenceville City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in honor and memory of Mary Longnecker may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church Funeral Dinner Fund or Good Samaritan Hospice in Vincennes. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.



Imo Calvert

Imo A. Calvert, 104, of Martinsville died on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in her home, surrounded by her family.

Visitation honoring Imo will be held at the Greenwell Funeral Home in Martinsville on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. Rev. Dan Gross and Rev. Kevin Small will officiate the funeral service honoring her life on Friday, Dec. 9, at 10:00 a.m. at the Willow Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church with interment immediately following in the Willow Creek Cemetery adjacent to the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Willow Creek C. P. Church, 6492 E 400th Rd, Martinsville, IL 62442 or to the organization of the donor's choice.

To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit www.markwellfuneralhome.com. Greenwell Funeral Home of Martinsville, Ill., is in charge of the arrangements.



Thomas Willey

Thomas K. Willey, age 60 of Hutsonville, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., following many months of failing health.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, with Bro. Randy Nave officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville. Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, with Military Funeral Honors at the graveside provided by E. M. Coulter Post 69, American Legion and VFW Post 4549, both of Robinson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ark of the Covenant/Robinson Food Pantry, Robinson, with envelopes available at the funeral.



Elaine Hanson

Elaine Hanson, 69, Newton, died at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with Mike Knepper officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448.


Monday, December 05, 2016

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28, 2016
Jamie Inboden

Jamie D. Poettker Inboden, age 51, of Robinson, Ill., died Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 6:22 a.m. EST at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., following many months of failing health.

There will be a Memorial Celebration held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Brad Harris officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment of the cremated remains will be in the Kirk Chapel Cemetery, rural Robinson, Ill., at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County VFW Post 4549 for the VA Transportation Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Dorothy Smith

Dorothy Dolores (Welsh) Smith, 105, of Oblong, Ill., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 24, 2016, at 6:30 a.m. at Ridgeview Care Center.

A celebration of Dorothy's Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill. Burial followed in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take form of a contribution to either the Oblong Food Pantry or NOW (Nutrition on Weekends) with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.



Harold Lankston

Harold Eugene "Pee Wee" Lankston, 69, of Palestine, Ill., died at 7:35 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, at the funeral home, with burial following in the Palestine Cemetery. Pastor Rob Windes will officiate services. Memorials may be made to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, which provides permanent homes for exotic felines that have been abused or abandoned. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Ida Ward

Ida Catherine Pauline Ward, 102, Robinson, died 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, at Heritage Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Robinson, following many months of failing health.

A Memorial Service was held on at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Robinson. Interment of cremated remains will follow in Resurrection Park, Lansing, New York.

Local arrangements by Pulliam Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Robinson.



Thomas Hyde

Thomas D. Hyde, 66, of Lincoln, passed away at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Funeral Services for Mr. Hyde will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016, at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln. Mr. Adam Henderson will officiate. Following the funeral, Tom will take his final ride. All motorcycles are welcome. A celebration of life at the Lincoln American Legion Hall will conclude the day's services.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Salt Creek A.B.A.T.E. and Humane Society of Logan County.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Peasley Funeral Home of Lincoln.



Charles Martin

Charles Robert Martin, 80, Dieterich, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Mike Elliott and Nate Hagen officiating. Interment will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery. Visitation was be held Sunday, Nov. 27, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.



Debra Lowe

Debra "Debbie" Lowe, 59, of Robinson, Ill., died at 2:14 a.m. on Monday, November 28, 2016, in the comfort of her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, at the funeral home with burial following in the Robinson New Cemetery. Pastor Trey Reid will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Relay for Life, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Mike Lawhead

Michael S. "Mike" (Butch) Lawhead, age 66 of Hutsonville, Ill., died Sunday, November 27, 2016, at 00:13 a.m. EST at The Waters of Greencastle Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Greencastle, Ind., following many months of failing health.

There will be Cremation with a Memorial Service held on Friday, December 2, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at the Hutsonville Community Center, 116 South Main Street, Hutsonville, Ill., with Military Funeral Honors accorded by VFW Post 4549, Robinson, Ill. Interment of the cremated remains will be in the Watts Cemetery, rural Oblong, Ill.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Veteran's Transportation Fund, 712 E. Main St., Robinson, IL 62454. Envelopes will be available at the memorial service.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill., in charge of local arrangements.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Betty Coombes-Kelsey

Mrs. Betty J. Kelsey, age 89, of Robinson, Ill., died Sunday, November 27, 2016, at 5:17 p.m. at Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, Ind. following a very brief illness.

There will be a graveside service held Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of the Donor's Choice, with envelopes available at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Donald Ziegler

Donald Eugene Ziegler, 73, Robinson, died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at his home in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine. Private burial will follow at a later date in the Palestine Cemetery.



Charles Conat

Charles (Chuck/Clark) Donald Conat, Midland, Texas, died unexpectedly on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the age of 56, following surgery.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on December 3, at the Senco Construction training center 1408 S Eaton St Robinson, IL 62454. All friends and family are welcome to attend and celebrate Charles life.



Jack Sims

John W. "Jack" Sims, age 86, passed away on December 1, 2016, at the home of his son, James Sims in Robinson, Ill.

A celebration of life is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Military rites are to be conducted by the V.F.W. Post 4549, followed by a Masonic service provided by the Robinson Masonic Lodge 250. Tom Akers will officiate the celebration service. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until time of the celebration. A private family graveside service will be held at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Carlisle, Ind.; at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the V.F.W. Transportation Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Nona Gullett

Nona Gullett, 79, of Robinson, Ill., died at 11:09 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 4, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with burial following in the Palestine Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Robert Zumbahlen

Robert Henry "Bob" Zumbahlen, 77, Dieterich, died at 4:12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Island Grove, with Fr. Bill Rooney celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery, with a flag presentation. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the church and a half hour before mass in St. Joseph's Parish Center. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Hall, HSHS St. Anthony's Hospice or donor's choice. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.



Thomas Willey

Mr. Thomas K. Willey, age 60 of Hutsonville, Ill., died Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., following many months of failing health.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill., with Bro. Randy Nave officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill. Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill., with Military Funeral Honors at the graveside provided by E. M. Coulter Post 69, American Legion and VFW Post 4549, both of Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ark of the Covenant/Robinson Food Pantry, Robinson, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Richard Dedrick

Mr. Richard L. Dedrick, age 90, of Robinson, Ill., died Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 10:50 p.m. at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Robinson, Ill., following many months of failing health.

Funeral services will be Monday, December 5, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Visitation will be Sunday, December 4, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill., Military Funeral Rites will be accorded by E.M. Coulter Post 69, American Legion and VFW Post 4549 both of Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Robinson Food Pantry - Soup Kitchen, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.




Monday, November 28, 2016

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Jeffery Redman

Jeffery E. Redman, 54, of Brownsdale, Minn., formerly of Palestine, Ill., died on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, in Rochester, Minn.

A time of visitation will be held from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 27, at the Palestine First United Methodist Church. A memorial service will follow and will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Jane Drake and Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the Palestine Booster Club, with envelopes available at the church. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



James Roche

James D. "Don" Roche, age 94 of Macomb, Illinois, formerly of Raritan, Illinois, passed away at 8:19 a.m. Monday, November 21, 2016. at The Elms in Macomb.

There will be a Rosary recited at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2016, followed by visitation with the family from 4:00 until 6:00 pm. at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst. The Mass of Celebration will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 28th at St. Patrick's Catholic Church near Raritan, with Father Tom Otto as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the Robinson High School Booster Club, Robinson, Illinois and The Elms of Macomb, Illinois. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.



Ruby Newlin

Ruby Faye Newlin, 90, Fontanet, Ind., and formerly of Jewett, died at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Meadow Manor East in Terre Haute, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with Ron Mulvey officiating. Burial will be in the Gila Lutheran Cemetery south east of Gila. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.



Amy Tague

Amy Sue Tague, 49, Kingman, Ariz., died on Nov. 16, 2016, at the home of lung cancer.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 14, 2016
Ida Atteberry

Ida Atteberry, 88, of Flat Rock, IL, died at 4:04 p.m. (EST) on Friday, November 11, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. Services will follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday. Burial will follow at the Jones Cemetery (rural Flat Rock). Memorials may be made to the Ida Atteberry Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". You can also give by going to Ida's memorial wall, found at www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com, where a crowdfunding campaign has been started.



Joyce Long

Joyce Long, 82, of Robinson, Ill., died at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 15, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of life service will follow and will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, with Pastor Dee Wolfe and Gordon Mapley officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the Oblong First Christian Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Oliver Cummins

Oliver Lendell "Len" Cummins, age 84, of Casey, Ill., passed away at 5:08 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2016, at Unity Point Methodist Hospital in Peoria, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Casey United Methodist Church in Casey, Ill., with Rev. Gary Fairchild and nephew, Rev. Paul F. Rogers officiating. Burial will follow in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 on Monday, November 14, 2016, at the Casey United Methodist Church, 703 N Route 49, Casey, IL 62420. Graveside Military Rites will be conducted by the Casey VFW, Hazel Dell and Martinsville American Legion.

Memorial donations may be made to the Len Cummins Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Markwell Funeral Home PO Box 175 Casey, IL.

Memorial tributes may be sent to the family at www.markwellfuneralhome.com. Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, IL is in charge of the



Eleanor Riker

Eleanor L. Riker, 84, 0f Oblong, IL passed away Friday November 11, 2016, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill.

A Celebration of Eleanor's Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill., with Bro. Mike Irvin and Rev. Mick Laflin officiating. Burial will follow next to her husband, Tuffy in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at the funeral home.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to either the Robinson Elks Christmas Baskets which Eleanor supported for many years or the Oblong Fire Department's Christmas for Kids. Envelopes will be at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at oblongfuneralhome.com.



Mary Lockhart

Mary Katherine "Mary Kay" Lockhart died November 9, 2016, at 10:20 p.m. in Quincy, Ill., from complications of Alzheimer's dementia.

There will be no visitation, but friends are invited to a graveside service being held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 15, at the Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Palestine, Ill. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Elizabeth Frohning

Elizabeth Jane "Betty" Frohning, 77, Newton, died at 10:15 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, and ½ hour before mass in church. In loving memory of Betty, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation.



Blake Parker

Blake Parker, 31, of Robinson, Ill., died at 4:34 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, 2016, in rural Lawrence County, Ill. following injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 16, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of Blake's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, at the funeral home, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service.

Friends and family will have an opportunity to share memories as part of the service. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Lucille Harder

Lucille Harder, 90, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016, at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, Illinois.

Lucille's wishes were to be cremated and that no services were to be held.

Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Send condolences to www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com



Phoenix Dhom

Phoenix Alexander Dhom, 23 days, son of Jordan E. and Samatha (Torma) Dhom, Newton, died at 12:38 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at HSHS St Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Central Christian Church, Newton, with a service of remembrance to follow. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



Charles Everingham

Mr. Charles A. Everingham, age 86, of Robinson, Ill,, died Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at 8:55 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., following several months of failing health.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday November 19, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow services in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the VFW Honor Guard, Post 4549, 712 East Main Street, Robinson, IL with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Imelda Mette

Imelda Catherine (Kocher) Mette, 90, Wheeler, died at 11:18 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at HSHS St Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in (Bishop Creek) rural Dieterich. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the church. Memorials may be made to the St. Isidore Parish. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.



Beulah Shipman

Beulah Shipman, 75, of rural Robinson, Ill., died at 4:35 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, in the comfort of her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A memorial service will follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with burial following in the Hardinville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Prior Grove Baptist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Marilyn Sharpe

Marilyn Jean "Maw Maw" (Shea) Sharpe, 70, Olney, Ill., formerly of Oblong passed away at 1:44 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Burgin Manor in Olney, Ill.

Celebration of Jean's life will be Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the White Oak Cemetery rural Oblong. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the Funeral Home. The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Crawford County Humane Society or Richland Memorial Hospital Hospice with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


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