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home : deaths : death notices July 21, 2017


WEEK OF JULY 17, 2017
Bradley Siler

Mr. Bradley Wayne Siler, age 60 of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday July 15, 2017, at 9:52 a.m. while swimming in the Lincoln Trail College Pool. An autopsy is scheduled to determine a cause of death.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Tom Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill. There will be a time of visitation on Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Robinson Parks Department, Tennis Court Resurfacing Fund.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Troy Glasco

Troy E. Glasco, 93, of rural Cobden, died at 8:13 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, in the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.

A Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 17, in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden with Paul Tirey and Ken Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Murphysboro. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Murphysboro American Legion Post 127. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Missionary Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Roy Richardson

Roy Allen 'Buster' Richardson, 86, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at his residence.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 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 Buster's memory may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice or the Hutsonville Heritage Shelter Care.

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



Larry Pickens

Larry W. Pickens, 85, Effingham, died at 5:40 a.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Effingham Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Private family service where held. Burial was in the Trexler Cemetery west of Newton. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.



Dr. Herbert Iknayan, MD

Dr. Herbert Iknayan, MD, 85, of Robinson, Ill., died at 10:10 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of life service will follow and will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday with Pastor Mike Irvin officiating the service. In honor of his many years as team physician, memorials may be made to the Robinson High School Athletic Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com



Dick and Yola Ackman

The family of Dick and Yola Ackman invite all family and friends to attend a Celebration of Life to be held at the Quail Creek Country Club on Saturday, July 29, from 2 to 4 p.m.

It was Dick and Yola's with that there be no services until both had passed. We hope you will join us for this great celebration. We will have lots of photos and look forward to sharing memories.



Pansy Pope

Pansy Marie Pope, 86, New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Robinson, died at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, July 16, 2017, in New Port Richey.

A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WEEK OF JULY 10, 2017
Douglas Neal Gurley

Douglas Neal Gurley, 65, of rural Robinson, IL, died at 9:00 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, IN, following complications from lymphoma cancer.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on July 13 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on July 14 at the funeral home, with burial following in the Newlin Cemetery. Rev. Jerry McDaniel and Doug's good friend Terry Pickett will officiate the services.

Memorials may be made to the West End Chapel Children's Ministries or to the Porterville Congregational Christian Church, with memorial envelopes available at the funeral home.

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



Roberta L. McCrory

Mrs. Roberta L. McCrory, age 88 of Annapolis, IL, passed away on Sunday July 9, 2017, at Paris Healthcare Center, Paris, IL.

Private family graveside service will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, IL.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Geoffrey Johnston

Geoffrey Johnston, 40, beloved son of Alan & Becky (Schutte) Johnston formerly of Robinson and Palestine died unexpectedly on June 21 in Columbus, OH.

A memorial fund is set up to benefit the media dept at Westerville Community United Church of Christ.

His kindness, loving nature and sense of humor is deeply missed by his many family and friends.



Ruth J. Adkins

Ruth J. Adkins, 86, Newton, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Pekin Manor in Pekin.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Larry Matson officiating. Burial will be in the Brick Cemetery northwest of Newton. Visitation will be held one hour before the service.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association at www.alz.org. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



John Nick Katsorelos

John Nick Katsorelos, 86, Newton, Illinois, died at 11:40 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at the home of his daughter.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at the First Baptist Church in Newton, Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, with full military rites by the Jasper Post #20 American Legion. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the church with Masonic Rites at 6 p.m. under the auspices of the Newton Masonic Lodge #216 A.F. & A.M.

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.



Barbara Jennings

Barbara Jennings, 83, of Oblong, IL, died at 8:13 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong.

A time of visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday with Pastor Dee Wolfe officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

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



Robert Harold "Bob" Dhom

Robert Harold "Bob" Dhom, 92, Newton, died at 4:26 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Fr. Dean Probst celebrating Mass. Burial will be in New St. Peter Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the church and a half-hour prior to Mass.

Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 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.



John Battershell

John Edwin Battershell of Centennial, CO, formerly of Robinson, passed away June 29, 2017, at 6:55 a.m. in the comfort of his home.

Funeral Service to be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121 with Visitation one hour prior from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life reception will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Committal Service to be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, July 17, 2017, at Fort Logan National Cemetery - Staging Area "A," 4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80203.



Harold Ray Irvin

Harold Ray Irvin, 89, of Oblong, IL passed away on Monday July 10, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL.

Celebration of Harold's Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL. Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time on Friday.

The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital or the Riley's Children's Hospital of Indianapolis with envelopes available at or may be sent 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.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

WEEK OF JULY 3, 2017
Jeanette Kuhl

Jeanette C. (Ochs) Kuhl, 91, Newton, died at 5:02 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, July 3, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Wendelin, with Father Mark Stec celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Wendelin. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until mass time at the church. Memorials may be made to the Holy Cross Catholic Church.

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



Wendell Culp

Mr. Wendell H. "Windy" Culp, age 92 of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday July 4, 2017, at 1:51 p.m. EST at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., following many months of deteriorating health.

Funeral service will be Saturday July 8, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Jason Safirt officiating. Visitation will be Friday July 7, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Hospital Foundation or the WWII Museum, New Orleans, La., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Ronald Cross

Ronald L. Cross, 84, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Thursday, June 8, as a result of Parkinson's Disease.

A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH., 44011. Military services will be held on July 14, at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

Memorials may be forwarded to the Westshore Chorale, P.O. Box 770765, Lakewood, OH. or River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH. 44011.

Online condolences may be made at www.buschcares.com



Alene Martin

Martin, Reba Alene, 83, of the Village of Belgium, passed away peacefully at 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services 10 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Catlin Church of Christ with Chris Lawler and Isaiah Crowl officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Danville, Illinois. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Catlin Church of Christ. Memorials to the Catlin Church of Christ. Robison Chapel, Catlin, Illinois is handling the arrangements. Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.



Albert Baker

Albert "Al" LeRoy Baker, 79, of rural Flat Rock, died at 3:20 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Watson officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, American Legion Post 69, and Marine Corps League Det 546, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. In LeRoy's honor, memorials may be made to the Crawford County Collectibles Car Club, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Suzanne Ryan

Suzanne Ryan, 84, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Illinois.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Suzanne's memory may be made to the First Christian Church or SIDS Foundation of Illinois 6010 Route 53, Suite A, Lisle, Illinois 60532.

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



James Flenner

James E. Flenner, 90, Robinson, died at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong.

It was his wish to be cremated, and a private family burial will take place at the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. Transportation Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Steven Swanson

Steven Mark Swanson, 59, Effingham, died at 6:35 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2017, at his home.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Bro. Carroll Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Oakridge Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to Gideon's.



Linda Burris

Linda Sue Burris, 66, Newton, died at 8:28 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, Ind.

Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Gary Rivard

Gary Frank Rivard, 71, Newton, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the mass at the church. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.



Carole Schafer

Carole Schafer, 75, Newton, Illinois, died 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 10, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

WEEK OF JUNE 26, 2017
John Wampler

John R. Wampler, Sr., 81, of Robinson, Illinois passed away June 23, 2017, at the Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Illinois, after a long battle with dementia.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. CST at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Services will be officiated by Dee Wolfe.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John's memory may be made to Donna Wampler. She will be using the money to purchase tutorial videos to help caregivers and nursing homes providing special care to Alzheimer's patients. These will be made available to any facility for workshops at local libraries or anyone interested in Alzheimer's care.

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



Doretta York

Doretta L. York, 83, Oblong, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong. There will be a Graveside Service immediately after the visitation in Watts Cemetery, Oblong. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County Humane Society with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.



Patrick Stigler

Patrick Abbott Stigler , 57, died June 9, 2017, at the V.A. Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.

There will be a celebration of life gathering at his brother David's home, 208 N.Harrison, Oblong, Thursday, June 29, 7 to 8 p.m. Burial at a later date.



Dennis Cornwell

Dennis Eugene Cornwell, 60, of Dieterich, died at 9:09 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Shirley Harris, Helen Marie Landes and Debbie Ellen Cornwell, and a brother, Donnie Cornwell. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Mike Knepper officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the family.



Frederick Rigg

Frederick M. Rigg, 91, of Channahon, Illinois, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Presence Villa Franciscan in Joliet, Illinois.

Graveside services will be Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. CST at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.

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



Troy Maus

Mr. Troy Lee Maus, age 54, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017, peacefully at his home, after years of affliction with Multiple Sclerosis.

Graveside Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Kirk Chapel Cemetery, in Robinson, Illinois. Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or Paralyzed Veterans of America Fund with envelopes available at Pulliam Funeral Home, 1005 West Main Street, Robinson, IL or at the graveside service at Kirk Chapel Cemetery, rural Robinson, Ill.

Online condolences can be made at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Gladys Jones

Gladys L. Jones, 95, Stoy, Ill., passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Ill.

A Celebration of Gladys's Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday June 30, 2017, at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. There will be no visitation which is what Gladys wanted. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers it is requested that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong American Legion Post 219 Auxiliary with envelopes 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 oblongfuneralhome.com.



Linda Shaffner

Linda Kaye Shaffner, 68, died at 12:50 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Gentle Care of Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. A graveside service will immediately follow, and will be held at the Bradbury Cemetery, with Bro. Billie Rae Ulrey officiating the service.

Memorials may be made to Donate Life America, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and Donate Life State Teams across the United States committed to maximizing the number of organs, eyes and tissue available to save and heal lives through transplantation while developing a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility. Memorials may also be made to the Linda Kaye Shaffner Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes".

Monday, June 26, 2017

WEEK OF JUNE 19, 2017
Alice Leitch

Mrs. Alice "Marie" Leitch, age 80 of Marshall, Ill., and formerly of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 3:35 p.m. at Burnsides Nursing Home, Marshall, Ill., following many months of failing health.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Hutsonville, Ill., with Bro. Bill Wilkinson officiating. Visitation will be Monday, June 19, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill. Interment will follow services in the Medsker Cemetery, rural Clark County, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4549, Robinson, Ill., Ceremonial Unit Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home and the church.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Edith Rich

Edith Etta (Grange) Rich wore pleated skirts, pantyhose, clip on earrings and high heels for the vast majority of her 98 years on this earth. She was proud of her jet black hair, her "country" upbringing and - most of all - her family. 

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Cunningham-Young Funeral Home of Lawrenceville is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Activity Fund at Newman Rehab and Healthcare (418 S Memorial Park Rd, Newman, IL 61942). Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.



Linda Kocher

Linda Jean Kocher, 69, of rural Ste. Marie, died at 5:25 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at Helia Healthcare in Olney.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Sainte Marie, with Fr Dean Probst celebrating mass. Visitation was held Sunday, June 18, at the church and ½ hour before the mass. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Sainte Marie. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Jeffery Love

Jeffery L. Love, 57, Robinson, died at 10:37 a.m. (EST) Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., from cancer.

A time of visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, June 23, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. A graveside service will immediately follow and will be held at the Robinson New Cemetery with Pastor Steve Donaldson officiating the service.



Wayne Phipps

Wayne Phipps, 76, of Martinsville, Ill., died at 12:51 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at the Olive Branch Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. 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.



Jack Daron

Jack L. Daron, 74, was surrounded by family as he passed peacefully on Friday, June 16, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory, picture, or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Patricia Williams

Patricia (Stoner) Williams, King George, Va., died on January 11, 2017, in King George after a battle with breast cancer.

A graveside memorial will be held at the Oak Grove Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 27. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made to the Oak Grove Cemetery, with envelopes available at the cemetery.



Lorraine Martin

Mrs. Lorraine E. Martin, age 93 of Tullahoma, Tenn., and formerly of Robinson, Ill., died Monday June 19, 2017, at 3:10 a.m. in the care of Hospice Compassus at the Life Care Center, Tullahoma, Tenn., following several months of failing health.

Funeral service will be Saturday June 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Amy Cates officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Interment will follow funeral services in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Blanche Fisher

Blanche R. Fisher, 96, Flat Rock, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday, June 23, at 11 a.m. CST at the Centerville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, is in charge of the arrangements.




Monday, June 26, 2017

WEEK OF JUNE 12, 2017
Pearl Urfer

Pearl Louise Urfer, 79, Yale, died on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong.

Celebration of Louise's Life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church/aka Old Hickory Church rural Yale, IL. Envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.



Larry Funk

Larry Funk, 85, passed away at 12:57 a.m. Saturday June 10, 2017, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill.

Masonic Services for Larry will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, Ill., conducted by the Lincoln Masonic Lodge 210, following Masonic services a funeral service will be held with Ron Otto officiating.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Zion Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 263. Memorials may be made in Larry's name to the American Kidney Fund.



Jerry Griesemer

Jerry W. Griesemer, 82, of Bridgeport, formerly of Vincennes, passed away on June 9, 2017, at Aperion Care in Bridgeport.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. EDT Monday at Goodwin Funeral Home, Vincennes, Ind., with Pastor Gary Pearce officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.

Online condolences may be made at www.goodwinfamilyfh.com



Patricia Johnson

Patricia Ann Johnson, 86, was born in Robinson, Illinois to Erna and Ercie B. (Tyhurst) Cummins, and passed away in Hobbs, N.M., on June 3, 2017.

Ms. Johnson will be cremated and no services are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to www.kirbysmithrogers.com.



Louise Keller

Louise G. (Helregel) Keller, 95, West Liberty, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Care Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie, Illinois. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the church and one hour before the mass.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Shrine in Belleville. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



Jerry Lee Martin

Jerry Lee Martin, 65, of Apollo Beach, Fla., died on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at South Bay Hospital in Sun City Center, Fla.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial following in the Hardinville Cemetery. Brad Harris will officiate the services.

Memorials may be made to the Moffitt Cancer Center, an organization that has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance one step further in fighting this disease. In honor of his alma mater, memorials may also be made to the Oblong High School Athletics Department. 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.



Robert Laswell

Mr. Robert J. Laswell, age 79 of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday June 10, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. at Arbor Rose Care and Rehabilitation, Robinson, Ill., following several months of battling Alzheimer's Dementia.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. There will be a time of visitation from 12:00 Noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Robinson Township Library Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



John Miller

John H. Miller, 83, of Oblong, Ill., passed away at 9:13 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Robinson, Ill.

A celebration of John's Life will be held at a later date.

The family request that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Music Boosters. Envelopes available at or may be sent 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.



Keith Weppler

Keith Weppler, age 56, tragically passed away August 29, 2016 due to heart complications that preceded a car accident.

A celebration of Keith's life will be held at Keith and Julie's house in Greenfield, Indiana on Saturday, June 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. EDT. Please reach out to the family at WepplerVineyards@gmail.com for any additional details regarding the celebration.



Joan Swick

Joan Beasley (Miller) Swick, age 81, of Casey, Ill., went home to be with her Savior and Lord at 3:50 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Collinsville, Okla.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Markwell Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Marsh officiating. Burial will follow in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, Ill. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, Ill.

Memorial Donations may be made to: Choice Pregnancy Center and Health, /choices4pregnancy.com; Illinois Baptist Children's Home and Services, www.bchfs.com; Word Power Radio, www.wordpower.us; or Casey First Baptist Church, caseyfbc.com.

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WEEK OF JUNE 5, 2017
Clara Graves

Clara Graves, 95, Bend, Oregon, died Wednesday, May 31 at her home since 1983.

There will be no funeral.



Shirley Walker

Shirley Raydale Walker, 81, of Palestine, Ill., died at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Casey Healthcare Center in Casey, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery.

In honor of her love of children, memorials may be made to Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch & School, a residential, year-round program aimed at providing a stable, controlled, secure environment in which young people can reach the potential that God has placed within them. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Nona Bond

Nona Carol (Moore) Bond departed this life on October 8, 2016, at the Fort Belvoir Hospital in Virginia.

A combined graveside service for Nona and Harold will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Robinson New Cemetery, with Brother Bill Ikemire officiating the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the donor's choice, with envelopes available at the 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.



Harold Bond

Harold Alonzo Bond died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at the Aldie Caring Center, Aldie, Va.

A combined graveside service for Harold and Nona will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the Robinson New Cemetery with Brother Bill Ikemire officiating the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the donor's choice, with envelopes available at the cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Orville Milliman

Orville Joshua Milliman passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at Burgin Manor in Olney, Illinois.

Funeral services honoring Orville's life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 9, 2017, at the West Liberty United Methodist Church with Rev. Kenny Miller officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 8, 2017, in the church. Burial will be in the Saint Pauls Lutheran Cemetery. Crain Funeral Home, Newton is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial gifts in honor of Orville may be made to Honey Do Ministries, 305 E. Morgan St. Newton, Illinois 62448.

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



Christine Turner

Christine E. Turner, 94, Robinson, died at 5:20 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the Hutsonville Cemetery in Hutsonville. Military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, American Legion Post 69, and Marine Corps League Det 546, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. Memorials may be made to the Robinson Public Library, with envelopes available at the cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Walter Gowin

Walter L. Gowin, 72, Bridgeport, died Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 9, at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner. Visitation will be Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Whitehouse Cemetery.



Hilda Dhom

Hilda (Kerner) Dhom, 101, Newton, died at 5:13 a.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Thomas school or church or Newton Senior Center. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Phyllis Dipert

Phyllis (Gray) Dipert, 78, Robinson, died at 4:45 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday, with Rev. Tom Akers officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Spay & Neuter Foundation, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Pete Lawhead

Pete Lawhead, 72, of rural Robinson, Ill., died at 2:12 a.m. on June 4, 2017, in the comfort of his home.

Private services have already been held, and burial has taken place in the Wilkin Cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Vera Harris

Mrs. Vera M. Harris, age 94, of Indianapolis, Ind. and formerly of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. EST at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., following several weeks of failing health.

Funeral service will be Monday June 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor David Babb officiating. Visitation will be Monday, June 12, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:00 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will follow funeral services in Palestine City Cemetery, Palestine, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Relay for Life, American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Pearl Erfer

Pearl Louise Urfer, 79, Yale, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. A celebration of life service will follow at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with burial in Mound Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church/ aka Old Hickory Church rural Yale. Envelope available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WEEK OF MAY 30, 2017
Harry Woodrich

Harry K. Woodrich, 90, of Robinson, Ill., died at 9:42 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

Per Harry's request, there will be no public service, and a private family graveside will be held at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. In honor of Harry's love of dogs, 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.



Lyle Flenner

Lyle D. Flenner, 88, of Robinson, died Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Magnolia Center, Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 12 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Larry McCormick officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Embarrass Cemetery, rural Edgar County.



Thomas Webster

Thomas Webster, 64, Bicknell, Ind., formerly of Palestine, died at 11:47 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Oblong. A memorial service will follow and will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastors Jim Williams and Nolan Carter officiating. Memorials may be made to the Palestine Food Pantry, with envelopes available at the church. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements.



Henry Kuhl

Henry J. Kuhl, 66, Newton, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Wendelin, with Fr. Mark Stec celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Wendelin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass at the church. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Norman Wiman

Mr. Norman Wiman, age 73, of Robinson, Ill., died Friday, May 19, 2017, at 9:17 a.m. at his residence following several weeks of health issues.

There will be a Graveside Service held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Genevieve Sanders

Mrs. Genevieve "Jenny" B. Sanders, age 96 of Robinson, IL, died Friday May 26, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., following a fall that resulted in a broken hip.

At Mrs. Sanders request, her body will be cremated and the cremated remains will be entombed in the Oblong Mausoleum with her parents. There will be no formal services or visitation.

Memorial may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, 911 E. Wilkin Street, Robinson, IL or to the Best Friends Animal Shelter, 2005 1100 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84106.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Norma Higgins

Mrs. Norma (Shipman) Higgins, age 90 of Hardinville, Ill., vicinity, died Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 8:27 a.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following several weeks of declining health.

Funeral service will be Thursday June 1, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Rich Swisher officiating. Private Graveside Services will follow the Funeral Service. Visitation will be Thursday June 1, 2017, from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Mable Urfer

Mable M. "Mae" Urfer age 90, of Willow Hill, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Illinois.

Funeral services for Mae will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton, with Rev. Richard Houser officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 2 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, rural Dundas.

Memorial gifts in memory of Mae may be made to the Masonic Home, Sullivan, Illinois.

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



Doyle Stanfield

Doyle Stanfield, 90, of Leesburg, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

The service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, at Graceway Presbyterian Church, 10200 Morningside Drive, Leesburg. Contributions may be made to Graceway, or Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares. Fla., 32778.

Services have been entrusted to Steverson Hamlin and Hilbish Funerals and Cremations. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family on line at www.steversonhamlinhilbish.com



Linda L. Rowe

Linda L. (Bomer) Rowe, 80, of Mascoutah, IL, formerly of Crawford County, IL, passed away on Thurdsay May 25, 2017, at Terrace on the Park in Mascoutah, IL.

Celebration of Linda's Life Service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday June 4, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County Humane Society with envelopes available 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

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



Debbie Sheridan Stephens

Debbie L. Sheridan Stephens, 59, of Robinson, IL, formerly of Willow Hill, IL, passed away on May 30, 2017, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN.

To honor and remember Debbie's life, her family invites you to join them for a visitation service at 11:00 a.m. with a celebration of life to follow at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL. Burial will follow at Hardinville Cemetery.

Expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the First Christian Church of Oblong Benevolent Fund. Envelopes are available 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.












Tuesday, May 30, 2017

WEEK OF MAY 22, 2017
Lexi Davis

Lexi Davis, 16, of Robinson, Ill., died at 5:47 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of Lexi's life will immediately follow and will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, with Pastor Aaron Peternel officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the Lexi Davis Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

For more information, to share a memory or condolence online, or to donate to the crowdfunding campaign set up on Lexi's memorial site, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Cindy Brashear

Cindy Horsting Brashear, 56, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary, Washington, Ind., with Pastor Scott Mendenhall officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Ed Lee Mortuary. Memorial donations may be made to DaVita Daviess County Dialysis, 310 NE 14th St, Washington, IN 47501 or Daviess County Friends for Animals, 1444 Brett Cabel Rd, Washington, IN 47501

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com



Pauletta Norris

Pauletta V. Norris, 79, Dieterich, died at 5:35 AM - Friday, May 19, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Heath Care Center in Effingham.

Funeral services celebrating her life, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Dieterich, with Pastor Jason Rensner officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in rural Wheeler, Illinois. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, and a half hour before the service in the church. Memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church.



Nola Gregory

Nola Jean "Wooden Nickel" Gregory, 66, of Robinson, Ill., died at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her beloved family.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. on 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A private family committal service will be held at a later date at the Hutsonville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Virginia Decker

Virginia Decker, 88, of Flat Rock, died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Tohill Cemetery in rural Flat Rock, with Albert "Butch" Woods officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements.



Ava Songer

Ava Lynn Songer, 1, the infant daughter of Chancie Slavens and Zach Songer, died at 11:51 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A funeral service will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 on Thursday. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to her family, with checks made payable to "Chancie Slavens". For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Jerry Songer

Jerry Songer, 79, of Oblong, Ill., died at 1:47 p.m. E.T on Sunday May 21, 2017, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

There will be a public graveside service held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday May 26, 2017, at the Oblong Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family request that in lieu of flowers that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Trisomy 13 Foundation in memory of Ava Songer. Envelopes will be available 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



Norman Wiman

Norman Wiman, 73, Robinson, died at 9:17 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at his residence following several weeks of health issues.

Service arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Charlotte Zuziak

Charlotte Skaggs Zuziak was born at home on August 12, 1936, in Flat Rock, Ill., in Crawford County.

Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation at www.komennorthlouisiana.org, Participant: Charlotte Zuziak.



Virginia Butcher

Virginia Claire "Jenny" Butcher, 87, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 4:02 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her beloved family.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, at the South Union Church in rural Flat Rock. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 29, at the church with Ron Price officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Tohill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the South Union Church, with envelopes available at the church. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Norvil Arnold, Sr

Norvil D. Arnold, Sr, 86, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 8:16 a.m. (EST) on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Private family services have already been held, and he was buried in the Good Hope Cemetery, rural Flat Rock with military services conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, American Legion Post 69, and Marine Corps League Det. 546, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



James Rooney

James "Jim" C. Rooney, died May 10, 2017.

Services will at 10 am Aug. 5, 2017, at St. Athanasius Church, 1615 Lincoln St., Evanston, IL 60201. Instead of flowers donations may be made to Peace and Justice Ministry, St. Athanasius.


Monday, May 22, 2017

WEEK OF MAY 15, 2017
Austin Smith

Austin James Smith, 16, of West Union, Ill., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his home in rural West Union, Ill.

Services in honor of his life will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the West Union Baptist Church. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the West Union Baptist Church. Cremation will follow services with private burial at a later date. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to his family in care of Pearce Funeral Home.



Marilyn King

Marilyn Sue King, 76, of Hardinville, Ill., passed away at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

The family request that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Alzheimer's Association will envelopes available 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.



Clifford Hart

Clifford Allen Hart, 76, formerly of this area died, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at this home in Modesto, Calf.

After cremation, services will be at a later date.



D. Leroy Smith

D. Leroy Smith, 74, Oblong, died at 2:23 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute.

Visitation is 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home, West Union. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Justin Sweitzer officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirk Cemetery, rural Robinson.

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



Florence Tudor

Florence Elizabeth Tudor, 96, of Palestine, Ill., went to her eternal home on May 15, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday with Pastor Dennis Steckley officiating the service. Burial will be held in the Palestine Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice of Terre Haute or to the Palestine 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.



Roberta Stephens

Roberta Doris (Hart) Stephens, age 91 of Robinson, Ill., died Monday May 15, 2017, at 3:45 a.m. at Casey Health Care Center, Casey, Ill., following an extended period of declining health due to Alzheimer's.

Funeral service will be Saturday May 20, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Matthew Jukola officiating. Visitation will be Friday May 19, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Winona Burnam

Winona R. Burnam, 100, of West Union, Ill., passed away 9:50 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017, in the Burnsides Community Care Center at Marshall.

Services in honor of her life will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pearce Funeral Home, with Bro. Gene Ellis officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with an O.E.S. Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Maintenance Fund of the Marshall Cemetery or the Heritage House at Hutsonville, Ill. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson, 75, Rio Rancho, N. M., died May 9, 2017.

A celebration of life service will be held on May 20, in Fenton, N. M.



Lloyd Goff

Mr. Lloyd Goff, age 85 of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 2:45 a.m. at his residence in Robinson, Ill., following many months of failing health.

Funeral service will be Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Gene Beard officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill.

Memorial donation may be made to the Lloyd Goff Memorial Fund c/o Pulliam Funeral Homes, PO Box 692, Robinson, IL, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Dale Servison

Mr. Dale E. Servison, age 69, of Oblong, Ill., died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 8:13 a.m. in the Emergency Room of Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill.

There will be a private family visitation from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, followed by a Graveside Service at 11:00 a.m. at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor David Vaughn officiating. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Robinson City Park Lion's Club Shelter Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Community Unit 2 Booster Club, or the Robinson Parents Football Club, with envelopes available at the funeral home and at the Celebration of Life Service.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Ima Sheridan

Ima Ruth Sheridan, 90, Oblong, died on April 16, 2017. She was the wife of Garvin Sheridan.

Celebration of Ruth's Life will be held Sunday May 21, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, 201 W. Missouri St., Oblong.



Marilyn Musgrave

Marilyn R. Musgrave, age 79, of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 9:17 a.m. EST at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., following several months of failing health.

Funeral service will be Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Jay Regennitter officiating. Visitation will be Sunday May 21, 2017, from 12:00 noon until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Kirk Chapel Cemetery, rural Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford Memorial Hospital Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Betty Kuhn

Betty Yvonne. Kuhn, 81, Greenup, died at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Cumberland Rehab and Health Care Center in Greenup.

Private family services will be held at a later date. The Meyer Funeral Home, Greenup, is in charge of the arrangements.



Lloyd Goff

Mr. Lloyd Goff, age 85 of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 2:45 a.m. at his residence in Robinson, Ill., following many months of failing health.

Funeral service will be Saturday May 20, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Gene Beard officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill.

Memorial donation may be made to the Lloyd Goff Memorial Fund c/o Pulliam Funeral Homes, PO Box 692, Robinson, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



William Weaver

William C. "Bill" Weaver, 52 of Lyons, Ind., passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at Greene County General Hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the Lyons Community Church with Larry Weaver Jr. officiating.




Monday, May 15, 2017


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