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home : deaths : death notices February 06, 2016


WEEK OF 2-1-16
Gene Clark

Walter Eugene "Gene" Clark, 92, of rural Flat Rock, Ill., died at 2:05 p.m. on Friday, January 29, 2016, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Services will follow and will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery, with military rites to be performed by the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Sister Paulette Collings

Sister M. Paulette Collings, O.S.F. of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died at 4:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

The Franciscan Sisters and the family of Sr. M. Paulette Collings, O.S.F. are being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield, Ill.

A visitation was held Tuesday, Jan. 26, at St. Francis Convent, with a Wake service. The Eucharistic Celebration and Rite of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Jan. 27, at St. Clare of Assisi Adoration Chapel at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, with The Most Revered Bishop Kevin W. Vann, J.C.D.,D.D., presiding. Burial in Crucifixion Hill Cemetery.



Kathleen Nichols

Kathleen Nichols, 88 Newton, died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with Ron Mulvey officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Newton, Visitation will be one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the Newton Women's Club.



Jerry Middleton

Jerry Dean Middleton, 74, Yale, formerly Robinson, and Danville, died at 10:01 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1, at the New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 20975 E 2100th Ave., Yale, with Pastor Chris Parr officiating. Burial will follow in the Hickory Cemetery, rural Yale, with graveside military rites by the Casey VFW, Hazel Dell American Legion and the Martinsville American Legion. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Master's Hands Food Pantry, 104 N. Van Buren St., Newton, IL 62448. Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, IL is in charge of the local arrangements.



Edward Hargis

Edward Leon Hargis, 85, of Robinson, Ill., died at 1:53 a.m. on Monday, February 1, 2016, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. 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.



Donna Bone

Donna M. (Seaney) Bone, 50, of Vandalia, formerly of Mulberry Grove and Oblong, Ill., passed away at her home on Monday, February 1, 2016.

Celebration of Donna's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2016, at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Ill. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the decorations for Christmas in the Park with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

Messages of condolences and memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com.



Florence Taylor

Florence "Annie" Taylor, 80, of Robinson, died at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at Heritage Health, Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Graveside services will follow in the Hutsonville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Annie Taylor Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to Goodwine Funeral Home.



Phyllis Franklin

Phyllis L. Franklin, age 78, Hutsonville, died after a brief illness, at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be observed from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, with Pastor David Hyde officiating. Private family interment of cremated remains will follow services, in the Hutsonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.



Kenneth Hardway

Kenneth G. Hardway, 96, of Springfield, died at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at his home.

Family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the time of ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, 1303 S. 12th St., Lawrenceville, Ill.

Burial will follow at Lawrenceville City Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Ill.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Memorial Home Hospice, 720 N. Bond St., Springfield, IL 62702-9917, Chatham Baptist Church, 1500 E. Walnut, St., Chatham, IL 62629, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110, Baptist Children's Home, 949 County Rd., 1300 N., Carmi, IL 62821, or The Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675-8541.

Send condolences to www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.



Marvin Richards

Marvin Earl Richards, 84, West Union, died on Feb. 2, 2016, at the VA Hospital in Danville.

A time of visitation will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union from 1 to 3 p.m. Graveside services will follow the visitation and will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Union Public Library or to the Marshall VFW Post 5975, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Cleo Baker

Cleo V. "Pud" Baker, 83, Newton, died at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Free Methodist Church, Newton, with Rev. Steven Bruns and Rick Emrich officiating. Burial will be in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. 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.



William Lee "Bill" Bex

William Lee "Bill" Bex, 68, of Palestine, IL, died Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at his home in Palestine. He was born December 30, 1947 in Robinson, IL, the son of Ray C. Bex and Margaret Badgley Bex. Ray preceded Bill in death on June 7, 1982, and Margaret followed Bill in death on February 4, 2016.

A dual visitation will be held alongside his mother, Margaret Bex from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to COTA (Children's Organ Transplant Association) in honor of Gannon Wilkins, Bill's grandson, who is awaiting heart transplant. Visit www.COTAforGannonW to donate, or checks can be made payable to "COTA" noting in memo of check "In honor of Gannon Wilkins." For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Margaret Eileen Bex

Margaret Eileen Bex, 88, of Palestine, IL, died Thursday, February 4, 2016 in Newton, IL. She was born May 17, 1927, in Robinson, IL, the daughter of John W. Badgley & Dorothy Ellen Crail Badgley, both of whom preceded her in death.

A dual visitation will be held alongside her son, Bill Bex from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Tohill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to COTA (Children's Organ Transplant Association) in honor of Gannon Wilkins, Margaret's great-grandson, who is awaiting heart transplant.  Visit www.COTAforGannonW to donate, or checks can be made payable to "COTA" noting in memo of check "In honor of Gannon Wilkins." For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Carol Redman

Carol Ann Redman, 80, Dieterich, died at 5:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Gravesides services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the Dieterich Village Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 2001 Lindbergh Blvd St. Louis, MO 63131. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Maynard Davidson Sr.

Maynard Lee Davidson Sr., 82, Newton, died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, at his home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the First Baptist Church in Newton, with Rev. Stephen Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, with full military rites. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the church. Memorials may be made to the Navy Chief Petty Officer Scholarship. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.


Monday, February 01, 2016

WEEK OF JANUARY 25, 2016
Mary Sanders

Mary "Pauline" Sanders, 86, formerly of Oblong, died at 11:35 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at Heritage Health Care, Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the funeral home with Pastor Ray Watts officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Hardinville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice or to the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church of Oblong, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Donald Newbold

Donald G. Newbold, 83, Oblong, Ill., passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016, at Casey Health Care Center, Casey, Ill.

Celebration of Donald's Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday January 26, 2016, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill., with Bro. Phil Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery, rural Jasper County, Ill., near Oblong, Ill. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation or to one of the donor's choice. 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



Sandra Garrard

Sandra Wiseman Garrard, 67, Palestine, died at 2:50 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in the comfort of her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. A graveside service will follow the visitation and will be held at the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the Sandra Wiseman Garrard Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to Goodwine Funeral Homes.



Kenneth Rush

Kenneth Leroy Rush, 85, Effingham, died at 9:25 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2016, at his home from complications of diabetes and age. His recent illness began when he was hospitalized on Christmas Day.

There will be no service at this time and burial will be at a later date in the Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich. Memorials should be made to the Effingham Co. Humane Society or the First Christian Church of Effingham or Edgewood.



Rhonda Goff

Ms. Rhonda F. Goff, age 48, of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday December 19, 2015, at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galviston, Texas, following emergency admission for heart and multiple organ failure.

There will be a Memorial Service held on Friday, January 29, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor David Hyde officiating. Visitation will be Friday, January 29, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of the Donor's Choice, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Norma Kell

Norma Wilfong Houser Kell age 94 of Willow Hill, Illinois, passed away at 10:12 p.m., Sunday, January 24, 2016, at Aspen Creek in Robinson, Illinois.

Celebration of Life services will be held at 12 noon, Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hays Cemetery, Hidalgo, Illinois.

Memorial gifts in honor of Norma may be made to the Oblong Christian Children's Home, 4094 E. 1050th Ave. Oblong, Illinois 62449.

Online condolences may be offered at www.crainfuneral.com.



James Taylor

James Finis Taylor, 82, Mattoon, died at 5:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at Mattoon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Mattoon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Greenup, with Pastor Roger James officiating. Burial will be in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, with full military rites by the Cumberland County Veteran's Association. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to Camp New Hope P.O. Box 764 Mattoon, Illinois 61938.



Phyllis Franklin

Phyllis L. Franklin, age 78, Hutsonville, Ill., passed away after a brief illness, on Monday, January 25, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., with her children by her side.

A time of visitation will be observed from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill. with Pastor David Hyde officiating. Private family interment of cremated remains will follow services, in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Robert Stout

Robert W. Stout, 61, of Robinson, and formerly of Canyon, Texas, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Robinson, following a brief period of declining health.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday January 31, 2016 at 1:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL. A time of visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 AM until time of service at 1:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Robert W. Stout Memorial Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Archie Coker

Archie G. "Sunny" Coker, 87, Oblong, Ill., passed away Tuesday afternoon January 26, 2016 at his home in Oblong, Ill..

A Celebration of Archie's life will be held at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill., with Pastor Tim Pearce officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Archie G. Coker Memorial Fund c/o Pulliam Funeral Home. Envelopes will be at or mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449

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



Rosemary Graham

Rosemary D. Graham, 93, recently of Robinson, Ill., formerly of Tuscola, Ill., passed away at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at the Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Ill.

Services celebrating her life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, January 31, 2016, at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery, Arthur, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Tuscola United Methodist Church Building Fund: 901 North Prairie St., Tuscola, IL 61953.

Online condolences may be sent to the family via www.hilligossshraderfh.com



Lloyd Poelhler

Lloyd B. Poenhler, 91, Willow Hill, died at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2106, at Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson.

Celebration of Lloyd's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 110 Edwards Street Newton, Ill., with Pastor Michael Seidenstricker officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wheeler, Ill.. Visitation will be Friday, January 29, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill., and Saturday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to either the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church or Oblong Schools Academic Foundation with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Messages of condolence or memories may be sent to the family at oblongfuneralhome.com



Ruby Hester

Ruby P. Hester, 101, Newton, died at 5:27 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with Caleb Trimble officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. Memorials may be made to the Lincolnland Hospice.


Monday, January 25, 2016

WEEK OF 1-18-16
Elizabeth Garrett

Elizabeth "Liz" Larrabee Garrett, 82, of Robinson, Ill. formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016, at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. There will be a private family service, burial will in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation with 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



Susan Baud

Susan Jo Baud, 56, Olney, Ill., formerly of Stoy, Ill., passed away at 11:33 a.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A casual gathering of family and friends will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday January 23, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill. A private family graveside service will follow. It was Susan's wish to be cremated and cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of cremains will be in Oblong Cemetery.

Condolences and or memories may reach the family at oblongfuneralhome.com



Betty Alexander

Betty J. Alexander, 88, of Newton, formerly of Olney, died on Jan. 16, 2016, Newton, Ill.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney. Visitation will be two hours before service time, with burial following the service in Crest Haven Memorial Park. Memorials can be made to  Alzheimer's Association.

Online condolences may be left at www.kistler-patterson.com



Jennie Courson

Jennie Lou Courson, 73 of Dieterich, died at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at her home.

Services were held Saturday, Jan, 16, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial was in the Dieterich Village Cemetery. Memorials may be to the donor's choice.



Charles Emmerich

Charles Robert "Bob" Emmerich, 79, Wheeler, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Fr. Joseph Carlos officiating. Burial will be in the St. Joseph's Cemetery in Island Grove. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund P.O. Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448.



Karen Peel

Karen Elaine (Buckner) Peel of Martinsville, Ill., passed away peacefully at the age of 76 on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the Willow Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 6492 E. 400th Rd., Martinsville, Ill., with Rev. Kevin Small officiating. Burial will follow in the Butternut Cemetery, rural Martinsville, Ill.. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to the service time on Saturday at the Willow Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Martinsville, Ill.

The family requests that friends make donations to the Butternut Cemetery for upkeep, c/o Eddie Buckner, 4306 N 820th St., Martinsville, IL 62442 or the Willow Creek Church Lord's Acre Fund, 6492 E. 400th Rd., Martinsville, IL 62442.



James Jenkins

James "Jim" Jenkins, 64, Oblong, Ill., passed away at 7:31 p.m. on Sunday, January 17, 2016, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of Jim's Life Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, January 21, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, with Pastor Don Williamson officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2016, at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the National Kidney Foundation or National Diabetic Foundation with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Pamela Nichols

Pamela Sue Nichols, age 46, of Robinson, Ill., died Wednesday January 20, 2016, at 12:33 a.m. at her residence, following many months of battling cancer.

There will be a memorial service held Saturday January 23, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Dan Szombathy officiating. A time of visitation will be held Saturday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pamela Sue Nichols Memorial Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Shirley Tate

Shirley Fern Tate, 79, Effingham, and formerly of Wheeler, died at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Mike Elliott officiating. Burial will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery Visitation will be held one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Meyer Funeral Home 307 West Jourdan Street Newton, Illinois 62448 for expenses.



Rev. Paul Keys

Rev. Paul Dean Keys, 76, of Shoals, Ind., died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan., 19, 2016, at Memorial Hospital and Health Center in Jasper, Ind.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Queen-Lee Funeral Home, Shoals, Ind., and the service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.



Patricia Pethtel

Patricia "Patty" A. (Newlin) Pethtel of Stoy, Ill., gently passed away on January 21, 2016, at the age of 80, surrounded by her family in the comfort of her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 24, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 25, at the funeral home with Bro. Rick Catt officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Hardinville Cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.


Monday, January 18, 2016

WEEK OF 1-11-16
Harry Stephens

Mr. Harry "Nip" Stephens, age 90, of Robinson, Ill., died Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 8:02 a.m. at his residence of an apparent heart attack.

Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Stephen Gillet officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 12, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will follow funeral service at the Dugan Cemetery, Licking Township, Crawford County, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Nina Mitchell

Nina Ruth Mitchell, 86, of Palestine, Ill., died at 7:10 a.m. on Friday, January 8, 2016, at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A private burial will be held in the Palestine 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.



Huberta Schultz

Huberta "Bert" Schultz, 88, Flat Rock, died at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at the United Methodist Village (North Campus) in Lawrenceville.

It was her wish to be cremated. Graveside services will be held at a later date in the Pollard Cemetery, rural Pinkstaff. Memorials may be made to St Jude's Children's Hospital or to the American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at Goodwine Funeral Homes. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements.



Michael White

Michael S. White, 67, of rural Neoga, Illinois, formerly of Robinson, Illinois, passed away at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, January 7, 2016, at his residence with his family by his side.

Memorials may be sent to Lincoln Land Hospice, Prairie Pavilion #2, 1004 Health Center Drive Suite 202, Mattoon, IL 61938.

As to the wishes of Mr. White, his body was cremated and visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:00 a.m., to 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home of Neoga. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home of Neoga, with the Rev. Richard Coen officiating. Interment will be held at a later date. The Swengel-O'Dell Funeral Home in Neoga, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at swengel-odell.com



Frank Miller

Frank Charles Miller, 70, Ste. Marie, Illinois, died at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, in rural Ste. Marie Township, Jasper County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister, Judy Nettleton; and a brother, Jim Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Ste. Marie, with Fr. Robert Spriggs and Aaron Miller officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery,

Ste. Marie. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund P.O. Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



James Roberts

James Eddie Roberts, 65, Aurora, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2016, at University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago., surrounded by his children.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Gospel Kingdom Church 1440 West 3rd Street Mt. Carmel, with Bro. John Peach officiating. Burial will be in the Highland Memorial Cemetery, Mt. Carmel. Family will be receiving guests from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Dieterle Memorial Home in Montgomery, and one hour before the services in Mt. Carmel. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Greenup.



Bonnie Carter

Bonnie Elmira Carter (McKimmy) gently passed away on December 28, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 84, surrounded by her family.

A funeral was be held on January 6, 2016, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in San Antonio, Texas. Burial took place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery following the service. The family would like to thank all the caregivers and staff at Parklane West Healthcare Center for the excellent care Bonnie received while she was in their care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice in Bonnie's name.



Ray Wolfe

Ray Wolfe, 58, of Marshall, Ill., passed away Sunday, January 10, 2016, at his home.

Services in honor of his life will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pearce Funeral Home with Sister Betty Hopf officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made directly to his wife and will be determined by his family at a later date for the type of distribution. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Dorothy Newlin

Dorothy E. Newlin, 91, of Robinson, died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at 10:45 p.m. at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Robinson, following a long period of declining health.

Funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Resident's Activity Fund, Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, 600 E. Robinwood Drive, Robinson, IL, 62454, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Jerry Hickey

Jerry Dean "Catfish Jerry" Hickey, 66, Toledo, died at 8:16 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016, at his home.

Funeral services celebrating Jerry's life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Mullen Baptist Church, Montrose. Burial will be in the Mullen Cemetery in rural Montrose. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Greenup.



Kenneth Cessna

Kenneth L. Cessna, 80, Sumner, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Sumner. Visitation will be Thursday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Crest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association with envelopes available through the funeral home.



Kay Caccavari

Kay Caccavari, 69, of Palestine, Ill., died at 8:25 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, in the comfort of her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Tim Loftis

Claude Timothy "Tim" Loftis, 59, of Robinson, Ill., died at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, in an apparent oilfield accident.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Masonic rites will be given by the Robinson Lodge 250 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 15, at the funeral home with Bro. Joe Griffith to officiate the service. Burial will follow in the Restitution Cemetery, rural Casey, Ill. Memorials may be made to the family. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Sharon Howard

Mrs. Sharon Ann Howard, age 75, of Olney, Ill., died Thursday, December 31, 2015, at 10:20 p.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill., following a lengthy period of declining health..

There will be a private family graveside committal service Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 1:30 a.m. at the Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, Ill.

Condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Bonnie Carter

Bonnie Elmira Carter (McKimmy) gently passed away on December 28, 2015, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 84, surrounded by her family.

A funeral was be held on January 6, 2016, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in San Antonio, Texas. Burial took place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery following the service. The family would like to thank all the caregivers and staff at Parklane West Healthcare Center for the excellent care Bonnie received while she was in their care. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice in Bonnie's name.



Jennie Courson

Jennie Courson, 73, Dieterich, died at 12:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Jan, 16, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. Memorials may be to the donor's choice.


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

WEEK OF 1-4-16
Donald Bailey

Donald E. Bailey, 90, Oblong, IL passed away at 3:35 a.m. on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

Celebration of Don's Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2016, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill., with Rev. Jim Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Ill. Visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2016, at the funeral home. Military rites conducted by the Robinson American Legion Post 69.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Evangelical United Methodist Church, Oblong or to the Ridgeview Care Center, Activity Fund with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Richard Mikeworth

Rick Mikeworth age 74, husband of Lavanda Mikeworth, passed away Dec. 30, 2015 in Lexington, Ky.

Funeral services will be Sunday Jan. 3, 2016, at 3 p.m. at the Kerby Knob Baptist Church in Jackson County, Ky. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. at the church; burial will be in the Kerby Knob Cemetery at the church. Lakes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at www.lakesfuneralhome.com.



Clarence Keller

Clarence J. "Skeet" Keller, 86, of rural West Liberty, died at 5:22 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2015 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie, with full military rites by the Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at the church and a half hour before the mass. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Memorials may be made to the Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932 or St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.



Michael Utley

Michael "Mike" Utley, 49, Flat Rock, died on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at the Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.

It was his wish to be cremated, with no public services. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements.



Norma Wiseman

Norma Wiseman, 91, Ashburn, Va., formerly of Robinson, died on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in Ashburn.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, with Pastor Jay Regennitter officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery.



Velma Brimberry

Mrs. Velma C. Brimberry, age 89, of Robinson, died Monday, January 4, 2016, at 10:45 a.m. at her residence, rural Robinson.

Funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 8, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Bro. Larry McCormick officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Burial will follow funeral services, in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the Crawford County Humane Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Jack Lloyd

Jack W. Lloyd of Del Rio, Texas, formerly of Robinson, Illinois, died on Nov. 7, 2015.



Col. Richard Ruddell

Colonel Richard L. (Rick) Ruddell (USAF, Retired), 74, of Round Rock, Texas, passed away on January 2, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.

A memorial service celebrating Rick's life will be held at Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, Georgetown, Texas, on Saturday, 16 January, 2016, at 2:00 pm. His ashes will be interred in Robinson, Illinois, at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to MD Anderson, Cal Farley's, or a charity of choice.



Jack Brannon

Jack Brannon, 78, of rural Palestine, Ill., died at 8:12 a.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, in the comfort of his home.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 9, at the Oak Grove Cemetery in rural Palestine, where Masonic Rites will be performed by the Robinson Masonic Lodge 250. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, with envelopes available at the cemetery or at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Norma Wiseman

Norma Woodard Wiseman, 91, of Ashburn, Va., formerly of Robinson, Ill., died on Thursday, December 31, 2015, in Ashburn.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday with Pastor Jay Regennitter officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Doris French

Doris Louise French age 85 of Newton passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, Illinois.

Funeral services for Doris will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 9, 2016, at the Crain Funeral Home with Pastor Nate Hagen officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 8, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Trexler Cemetery, rural Newton.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Kedron United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be offered at www.crainfuneral.com.



Charlotte Wheeler

Charlotte Michael Wheeler, 95, Evansville, passed away Monday, December 21, 2015, at Evansville Protestant Home.

No services will be held. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.


Monday, January 04, 2016

WEEK OF 12-28-15
Mitchell Thomas

Mitchell "Mitch" Duane Thomas, 67, of Robinson, Ill., died at 4:38 a.m. on Friday, December 25, 2015, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

It was his wish to be cremated without a public service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Robinson Public Library District, Genealogy Department, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Jim Hilbert

Jim Hilbert passed away Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, at his home at the age of 73 years.

Services in honor of his life will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Pearce Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery with military graveside rites. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until service time Sunday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Veterans Health Care Home of Hutsonville, IL, Lincolnland Hospice or to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.



David Courtney

Mr. David C. Courtney, age 72, Robinson, died Tuesday Dec. 22, 2015 at 10:53 PM at the Chester Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Chester.

Funeral service will be Tuesday Dec. 29, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Rev. Gene Beard officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday Dec. 29, 2015 from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow funeral services at the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine.

Memorials may be made to the VFW Post #4549 Transportation fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Military graveside rites will be accorded by Crawford County Veteran's Organizations.

Condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Carl Lewis

Carl Wayne Lewis, 84, Newton, died at 9:50 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with Rick Britton officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Newton, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Plainfield Church.



Lovel Paddick

Lovel Paddick, 97, of Bridgeport, formerly of Landes, died Sunday Dec. 27, 2015, at Aperion Care, Bridgeport.

The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner. Burial will follow at the Waggoner Cemetery. Visitation is Saturday from noon until the service hour of 2 p.m. Memorial donations may be given to the Bridgeport United Methodist Church or to the Chauncey Community Club.



Earline Jennings

Earline Adell Jennings, 94, Oblong, Ill., went to be with her Lord and Savior at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of Earline's Life Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, January 2, 2016, at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong with Bro. Max Jennings officiating. Burial will follow in the Watts Cemetery, Oblong, Ill. Visitation will be from noon until the time of service on Saturday, January 2, 2016 at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the EUM Church of Oblong or Oblong American Legion Auxiliary Post 219 with 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



Dr. B. Paul Brummer

Dr. B. Paul Brummer, 76, of Hillsboro Beach, Fla., and formerly of Newton, at 7:03 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, Fla.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Al Kemme celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until mass time. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Building Fund 404 West Jourdan Street Newton, Illinois 62448.

Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



James F. Davis

James F. Davis, 78, Dieterich, died at 12:49 p.m. Tuesday, Dec, 29, 2015, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Bro. Carroll Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in rural Elliottstown, with full military rites by the Dieterich American Legion Post 628. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Saddle Mountain Christian Mission.

Monday, December 28, 2015

WEEK OF 12-21-15
Robert Rich

Robert "Bob" Rich, 88, of Robinson, died at 9:45 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, December 19, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind. `

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow the visitation and will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jay Regennittor. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine. Memorials may be made to the Robinson 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.



Mary Phillips

Roberta Phillips, 96, Robinson, Ill., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday December 19, 2015. She was residing at Heritage Health Therapy, Robinson, Ill.

A Celebration of Life Service for Roberta will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill., with Rev. Tom Akers officiating. Burial will follow in the Mound Cemetery in Jasper County, Ill. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday. The family requests in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Baptist Children's Home in Carmi, Ill. Envelopes will be at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P. O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Mary Swartz

Mary Frances Swartz, 91, Rockford, formerly of Palestine, died Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at the Rockford Memorial Hospital.

A time of visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Services will follow at 12 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Rhonda Goff

Rhonda F. Goff, 48, Robinson, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galviston, Texas, following admission for total heart and multiple organ failure.

There will be cremation with a memorial service at a later date.



Enid Wilkin

Enid Nadean Wilkin, 95, Panama City, Fla., died on Dec. 17, 2015.

There will be no services, but she will be buried in the Wilkin Cemetery, Crawford County.



Steven Rice

Steven Earl Rice, 54, rural Robinson, died at 12:14 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his friends, family and dog, Shilo, from complications from cancer.

According to the wishes of his family, he will be cremated. A time of visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Memorial services will be held on Monday at 1 p.m. with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. A private family burial will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Steven Rice Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to Goodwine Funeral Homes.



Leonard Reeves

Leonard A. "Lenny" Reeves, 64, Robinson, died Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at 8:49 a.m. at his residence in Robinson, of unknown causes.

Funeral service will be Saturday, Dec. 26, at 1 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.



Leona Adams

Leona Paden Adams, 94, Route 4, Robinson, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, at 5:30 p.m.    

A time of visitation will be at held at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday evening, Dec. 28, and a celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, Dec. 29, also at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Burial will be in the Richart Cemetery, south of Zion United Methodist Church. Honorariums may be made to Zion Church or Washington Grade School library. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Jerry Green

Jerry Leo Green, 72, of Casey, passed away the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 in the comfort of his home with his loving wife, Lavora, at his side following a brief battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 28, 2015 at the Markwell Funeral Home with Rev. Art Orndorff and Rev. Steve Jenkins officiating.  Burial will follow in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Westfield.  Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey.   

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 2509 S. Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820.

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



Dr. Bernard Brummer

Dr. Bernard Paul Brummer, 76, of Hillsboro Beach, Fla., and formerly of Newton,, died at 7:03 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, Fla.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Al Kemme celebrating mass.  Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton.  Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until mass time. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Building Fund, 404 W. Jourdan, Newton, IL 62448.  Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

WEEK OF 12-14-15
Ruth "Susie" Hays

Ruth "Susie" Christine Hays died at 1:06 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2015, at the age of 83, at the emergency room in Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, with Pastor Russ Shotwell officiating the service. A graveside service will follow the funeral and will be held at the Prairie Cemetery (rural Robinson). Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society or to the Robinson 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.



Zelma McKeighen

Zelma J. McKeighen, 87, of Robinson, Ill., died at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, December 14, 2015, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Ill. 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.



William Gettinger

William "Bill" Gettinger, 87, of Escondido, Calf., died at 4:35 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 19, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, with burial following at the Oak Grove Cemetery in rural Palestine.

Memorial contributions may be made to Crossties Ministries or to the Palestine Preservation Projects Society (PPPS), with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Jerry Chapman

Jerry Ray Chapman, Jr., age 44, of Dugger, passed away on Monday, December 14, 2015, in Dugger.

Funeral service will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton, at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 18, 2015, with James Stone officiating.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., and on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com.



James Frederick "Jim" Miller

James Frederick "Jim" Miller, age 77, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 19, 2015, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, Illinois, with Fr. Al Kemme celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton, Illinois, with full military rites.

Visitation will be held two hours prior to the mass at the church. In loving memory of Jim, memorials may be made to the St. Thomas School. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Martha Kennedy

Martha Ann (Carter) Kennedy, 63, Willow, Alaska, died at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2015, in her home.

She was cremated in Alaska.



Russell Shull, Sr.

Russell Max Shull, Sr., 90, Greenup, died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, at Heartland Manor Nursing Home in Casey.

Private family services will be held with burial in the Harmony Cemetery north of Greenup, with full military rites by the Cumberland County Veterans Association. Memorials may be made to the Cumberland County Veterans Association P.O. Box 647 Greenup, Illinois 62428 or Lincolnland Hospice 1004 Health Center Drive Mattoon, Illinois 61938.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

WEEK OF 12-7-15
Daniel McElroy

Daniel S. McElroy, 58, of Robinson, Illinois, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family and close friends on December 4, 2015, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Lawrenceville Cemetery. 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.



Sue Catt

Sue Catt, 74, of Robinson, Ill., died at 8:10 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson.

It was her wish to be cremated with a private family graveside service to follow at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information or to leave a memory online please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Clarrean Brooks

Clarrean Brooks, 89, Newton, died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Central Christian Church, Newton, with Mike Knepper officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Newton, with luncheon will immediately following at the church. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, and 1/2 hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund.



Velma White

Velma L. (McCall) White, 98, of Evansville, Indiana, passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Avenue, Evansville, IN 47711 with Pastor David Schwambach officiating. Burial will follow at Locust Hill Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2015, at Browning Funeral Home and again from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.



Don Larsson

Carl Donald "Don" Larsson, 88, of Hendersonville, N. C., formerly of Paris, passed away at 12:50 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Life Care Center in Hendersonville.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch and School in care of First Christian Church, 217 N. Main St., St. Ignatius, MT 59865, or to Lincoln Christian College, 100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Templeton Funeral Home, 600 E. Court St., Paris. Burial will be private on Thursday in Hutsonville Cemetery.

Additional Information and online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.



Steven Buser

Steven Craig Buser, 68, on Mineral Point, Wis., and formerly of Platteville, Wis., passed away on Friday, December 4, 2015, at Atrium Post Acute Care of Mineral Point, with his cousin and caregiver Nancy by his side.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Mineral Point, Wis. Rev. Mary Ann Floerke will officiate. Burial will be at Memorial Hill Cemetery, Dothan, Ala. The Melby Funeral Home and Crematory, Platteville, is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.melbyfh.com.



Robert Jones

Robert Stewart Jones died on Nov. 26, 2015, in Billings, Mt.

A celebration of life was held Dec. 3, at the Yellowstone Christian College Chapel, Billings, Mt.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be shared with the family at smithfuneralchapels.com.



Juanita Cawood

Juanita Kathryn "Kate" Cawood of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 9:04 p.m. (EST) on Monday, December 7, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, December 11, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. Funeral services will follow the visitation and will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday. Burial will follow at the Jones Cemetery.

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



Betty Haak

Betty Ruth Haak, 87, Robinson, died at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with her son-in-law, Rev. Gary Ellcessor officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Highland Ave. Baptist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Mary Coultas

Mary Alice Daniel Coultas, 91, Poplarville, Miss., (formerly of Robinson) died Thursday, Nov 26, 2015, in Hattiesburg, Miss., with her family at her side.

A memorial service was held Nov. 30 at the Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Poplarville.

Interment will be held Saturday Dec. 12, at the Robinson New Cemetery at a private family service. It will be followed by a luncheon in Mary's honor for family and friends to share memories and sympathies at 2 p.m. at the Robinson Free Methodist Church.



Verlin Chandler

Mr. Verlin DeWayne (Jeff) Chandler, age 76, of Southside, Ala., passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 11, 2015, at 2 p.m. from Rainsville Funeral Home Chapel, Rainsville, Ala., with Rev. Robert Thorton and Mr. Lowell Thompson officiating. Burial will follow in Rainsville Memorial Park with Rainsville Funeral Home, Inc. directing, www.rainsvillefuneralhome.com. Visitation will be Friday, December 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southside Baptist Church 3975 Alabama Highway 77 Southside, AL 35907.



James Shaffer Sr.

James Ferral "Shaf" Shaffer Sr., 81, of Palestine, died at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family.

A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elks Charitable Foundation or to the Community Revitalization & Beautification Committee, with envelopes available at both the cemetery and the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, who is in charge of arrangements.



John Wellbaum

John R. Wellbaum, 87, Jewett, at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at his home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Warren, Lowell and Hugh Wellbaum.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Greenup, with Gene Creek and Cameron St.Michael officiating. Burial will be in the Jewett Cemetery, with full military rites by the Cumberland County Veterans Association. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice.



James Walker

James Allen Walker, 68, Marshall, died Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, in the emergency room of Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

All services and interment will be private. Templeton Funeral Home, Paris, in charge of arrangements. Memorials be made to the Edgar County Shrine Club, P.O. Box 251, Paris, IL 61944.




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George Coleman

George A. Coleman, 61, of Hustonville, died Wednesday Nov. 25, 2015, at 1:09 p.m. at his residence following many months of heart and circulatory problems.

There will be a time of sharing and visitation Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, with cremation to follow.

Memorial donations may be made to the George A. Coleman Memorial Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Samuel Phillips

Samuel L. Phillips, age 78, of St. Francisville, Illinois, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015, at his residence.

Sam's wishes were to be cremated. There will be no formal services. However, the family will be gathering for a private service. In memory of Sam, memorial donations may be given to Tri-State Saddle Club. Friends and family will cherish Sam's memories for many years, always remembering his famous line "Cowgirl up and ride on, you little dickweeds!"

Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville is handling the arrangements.

Send condolences to www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.



Larry Anderson

Larry Anderson, 78, West Union, died at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at the Casey Health Care Center in Casey.

It was his wish to be cremated without any public services. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union is in charge of the arrangements.



George Obert

George E. "Gene" Obert, 74, formerly of Robinson and recently of AperionCare, Bridgeport, died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Vincennes, Ind., at the Good Samaritan Hospital.

There will be no formal services. Cunningham Funeral Home of Bridgeport is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Crawford County VFW Post 4549 Transportation Fund at 712 E. Main St. in Robinson, IL 62454.



Mary Coultas

Mary Alice Daniel Coultas, 91, of Poplarville, Miss. (formerly of Robinson) died on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Hattiesburg, Miss

A memorial service was held Nov. 30, at the Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Poplarville, Miss.

Interment will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, at Robinson New Cemetery at a private family service, followed by a luncheon for friends and family at 2 p.m. at the Robinson Free Methodist Church.

Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson, in charge of local arrangements.



Bette Schmidt

Bette Ann (Leonard) Schmidt, 73, Midlothian, Va., died from complications of a heart attack on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Midlothian, Va.

Private services to be held at a later date.



Brian Neidigh

Brian Neidigh, 49, of Leland, Ill., passed away on November 29, 2015. He died in his home with his wife and children by his side after a difficult battle with cancer.

A visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk. All of Brian's friends and loved ones please write down your favorite stories of Brian to share with his children. There will be a container at visitation to place them in.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015, at Union Congregational Church in Somonauk, Ill., with Rev. Charles Maney and Rev. Michelle Prentice-Leslie officiating Burial will follow at Little Indian Creek Cemetery in Leland, Ill. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a college fund for Max and Abby, thank you. For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com



Joan Wease

Joan Wease, 76, formerly of Lawrenceville and recently of AperionCare-Bridgeport, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, Lawrenceville.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at May Chapel Church Cemetery. Cunningham-Young Funeral Home of Lawrenceville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be sent to the Lawrence County Humane Society (807 State Street in Lawrenceville, IL 62439) or to the Lawrenceville Senior Citizens (1705 12th Street in Lawrenceville, IL 62439).



Zola Klingler

Zola Klingler, 96, Newton, died at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Al Kemme and Fr. Ralph Zetzl celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, at the church and one hour before the mass.

Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Mabel Piersall

Mabel Piersall, 88, Robinson, died at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at Brookstone Estates in Robinson.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Burial will follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in rural Annapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to either Crawford County Christian Center or to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.



Mike Murray

Mike Murray of Oblong, born on Oct. 4, 1946 in Vincennes, passed away Monday, Nov. 30.  

A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A second visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the funeral home. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. on Saturday with Pastor Jeff Monroney officiating the service. Military honors will be performed by the Robinson VFW Post 4549 and will be held at the Hardinville Cemetery following the funeral. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to the Oblong Children's Home, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Oma L.Taylor

Oma L. Taylor, age 95, Robinson, died Tuesday Dec. 1, 2015 at Meadows Manor East Nursing Home, Terre Haute, following several months of declining health.

Funeral service will be Saturday Dec. 5, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Pastor Hiram Gonzales and Pastor David Ducommon officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 4 tp 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Prairie Cemetery, rural Oblong. Memorial donations may be made to the Prairie Dogwood United Methodist Church Maintenance Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Pearl Edna McGovern

Pearl Edna McGovern, 95, of Robinson, died at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at Miller's Merry Manor in Sullivan, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, with Pastor George Meese officiating. Burial will follow at the Grand Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will precede the service and will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hope Baptist Church.

For more information or to leave a memory online please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



George E. Slaven

Mr. George E. Slaven, age 85, of Robinson, Ill., died Thursday December 3, 2015, at 3:30 a.m. at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill.

Visitation will be Sunday December 6, 2015, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.. Funeral service will be Monday December 7, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Dwight McDaniel and Bro. Jerry McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in the White Oak Cemetery, rural Oblong, Ill..

Military Graveside Rites will be provided by VFW Post #4549, E.M. Coulter Post #69, AmVets Post #33, all of Robinson, Ill..

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County QuIll.ts of Valor; the Veteran's Transportation Fund or the American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Sam E. Parr

Sam E. Parr, 67, rural Newton, died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015, at his home.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in the Honey Cemetery, Bogota,. Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6, at the funeral home.

The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.




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