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June 25, 2019


WEEK OF JUNE 17, 2019
Betty Hannaman

Betty L. Hannaman, age 81, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.

Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. Private family services will be held with burial in the Wheeler Cemetery in Wheeler, Illinois. In loving memory of Betty, memorials may be made to the Betty Hannaman Education Scholarship. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Mark Phillippe

Mark D. Phillippe, 70 of Scottsboro, Ala., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Highlands Medical Center, surrounded by his family following a lengthy illness with cancer.

The family will have a private Celebration of Life on June 22, 2019.



John Poland

John Poland, 100, formerly of Robinson, died Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Albuquerque, N. M.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Edrie Knight

Edrie Knight, 84, Robinson, died at 8:42 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Arcola Health Care Center in Arcola.

A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 21 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with her grandson, Pastor Brooks Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Linda Kennedy

Mrs. Linda S. Kennedy, age 70 of Flat Rock, Ill., died Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 3:04 p.m. at Select Specialty Hospital, Evansville, Ind., following pituitary gland tumor removal.

The funeral service will be Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Visitation will be Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Linda S. Kennedy Memorial Fund for the benefit of several local charities with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Patsy Redman

Patsy Ann Redman, 82, Flat Rock, died at 12:26 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at her home.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 24 at the Mound Cemetery, rural Willow Hill, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, with envelopes available at the cemetery.



Randy Knapp

Mr. Randy A. Knapp, age 57 of Palestine, IL passed away Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 12:20 p.m. at the home of Sally Newell in Palestine, Ill., following a recent illness.

A Twilight Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with visitation Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment of cremated remains will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill., at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the VFW Post 4549 Transportation Fund in memory of Randy Knapp with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

WEEK OF JUNE 10, 2019
Valentine Pescatore

Mr. Valentine Pescatore, age 73 of Robinson, Ill., died Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 1:10 p.m. at Aperion/Burgin Manor in Olney, IL following several months of failing health.

The Funeral Mass will be Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Fr. James Flach celebrating the Mass. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 11, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Palestine, Ill.

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

Military graveside rites performed by the combined units of E.M. Coulter Post 69 American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4549 and AMVETS Post 33.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Leslie Dunlap, Jr.

Leslie "Les" Dunlap, Jr., 65, Flat Rock, died on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis, Ind.

A visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 14, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. Graveside services will immediately follow and in the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock. Memorials may be made to his memorial fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes." Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Geraldine Mundt

Geraldine L. "Jeri" Mundt, 86, Dieterich, died at 9:58 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Dieterich, and also one hour before the funeral service. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at St. John's Lutheran Church, with Pastor Stephen Gillet officiating. Burial will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Heartland Human Services Day Treatment and NAMI - Effingham or donor's choice. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.



Theo York

Theo York, 60, of Palestine, Ill., died at 4:20 a.m. on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Deaconness Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Samuel Jones

Samuel G. Jones, 92, passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Anderson Hospital.

A visitation will be held Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 4:00 until 7:00 pm at the Elias Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Services will be held on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:00 am at the Funeral Home.

Burial will take place at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey, Ill.

Memorials may be made to the 5A's Animal Shelter.



William Hussey Sr.

William J. Hussey, Sr., 86, Robinson, died at 1:04 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A graveside service will immediately follow at the Robinson New Cemetery, where military services will be conducted.



Richard Frank

Richard E. Frank, 77, Robinson, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. EST Saturday, June 15 at St. James Episcopal church, 6th & Perry, Vincennes, Ind. A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 16 at 2 p.m. CST at the Hutson Cabins Chapel, outer S. Rose, Hutsonville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Hutsonville Historical Society.



Marcia Vanarsdalen

Marcia M. Vanarsdalen, age 82 of Annapolis, Ill., passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 2:33 PM EST at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.. following a period of declining health.

The funeral service will be Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Billie Ray Ulrey officiating. Visitation will be Friday June 14, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery, rural Martinsville, Ill.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Nina Drummond

Nina Ruth (Garrard) Drummond, 93, of Robinson, Ill., died at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson after several months of deteriorating health.

A time of visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Services will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. During the service, family and friends will have the opportunity to share in remembering this special woman's life. Private interment services will be held at the Prairie Cemetery, rural Oblong, Ill. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Riley Hospital for Children, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Lorena Baker

Lorena Ruth "Loree" Baker, age 77 of Robinson, Ill., died Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 7:03 p.m. at her residence in Robinson, Ill.

A Memorial Service will be conducted on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Father James Flach officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until time of the Memorial Service at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Chris Long

Chris S. Long, 62, Sigel, died Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with Pastor Bob Ward officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to time of service at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be given to Palestine High School for a scholarship fund in Chris' honor.



Patsy RedmanM

Patsy Ann Redman, 82, Flat Rock, died at 12: 26p.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at her home.

The graveside service that was to be held for Patsy Redman at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at the Tohill Cemetery has been postponed and a future date is yet to be determined.

Arrangements are still pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock.


Monday, June 10, 2019

WEEK OF JUNE 3, 2019
Lois Elliott-McConnell

Lois Elliott-McConnell, 97, of Robinson, Ill., died at 11:35 p.m. on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Magnolia Center in Robinson.

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 7th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson with services immediately following at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis. Memorials may be made to the "Robinson First 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.



Harold Boyd

Harold Boyd, age 100 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Friday May 31, 2019 at 12:26 p.m. at Arbor Rose in Robinson, Ill., following complications from a fall and hip fracture.

The funeral service will be Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Joe Griffith officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday June 4, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and one hour preceding the funeral services on Wednesday at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County 4-H Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Kenneth Banning

Kenneth Charles Banning, 81, of Robinson, IL, died at 10:50 a.m. (EST) on Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, at the funeral home with Pastor J.D. Branson and Pastor Jeff Monroney officiating. Burial will be in the Bradbury Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Duncanville Baptist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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



Danny Lee Davis

Danny Lee Davis, 61, Dieterich, died at 3:55 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services are 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, Mike Elliott officiating. Burial will be in the Headyville Cemetery southeast of Dieterich with full military rites. Visitation will be two hours before the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Disable American Veterans Chapter #7. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Heather Earle

Heather Earle, 35, Linton, Ind., and formerly of Palestine, died Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan, Ind.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine.



Marguerite Gregor

Marguerite Gregor, 95, Chicago, and formerly of Newton, died at 11:36 a.m. Monday, June 3, 2019, at Liberty Village of Clinton, Ill.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, June 7, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the New St. Peter Cemetery east of Newton. Visitation will be held 10 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Heather Earle

Heather Earle, 35, Linton, Ind., and formerly of Palestine, died Monday, June 3, 2019, at the Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan, Ind.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine.



Bernadine Jones

Bernadine Jones age 90, of Newton passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Lakeland Rehabilitation & Health Care Center in Effingham, Illinois.

Funeral services celebrating Bernadine's life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at the Willow Hill United Methodist Church with Pastor Chuck Cunningham officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 7, 2019 at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton and from 10:00 a.m. Saturday until time of service in the church. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery, Willow Hill, Illinois.

Memorial gifts in honor of Bernadine may be to the Willow Hill United Methodist Church.

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



William Hussey Sr.

William J. Hussey, Sr., 86, Robinson, died at 1:04 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Monday, June 03, 2019

WEEK OF MAY 14, 2019
Pastor Harold L. Fuller

Pastor Harold L. Fuller, of Gresham, Ore., formerly of Palestine, died April 14, 2019, in Portland at the age of 87.

A funeral for Pastor Harold L. Fuller was held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 26, at Grace Community Church, Gresham. Private interment was in Douglass Pioneer Cemetery by Gresham Memorial Chapel. Contributions may be made to Pleasant Home Community Church, 32120 S.E. Dodge Park Blvd., Gresham OR 97080.



Geraldine Goff

Mrs. Geraldine K. "Geri" Goff, age 77 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at her residence in Robinson, Ill., following a long battle with lung cancer.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.; with Pastor Christopher DeWitt officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday May 14, 2019 from 12:00 noon until time of services at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Geraldine K. "Geri" Goff memorial fund for final expenses with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Billy Joe Carter

Billy Joe Carter, 82, of rural Flat Rock, Ill., died at 1:37 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 18th at the Port Jackson Cemetery with Pastor Jon Wiseman officiating. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the "Riley Children's Hospital", with envelopes available at the cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Lola Rohr

Lola Marie Rohr, 96, Newton, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 08, 2019, at the Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 16, at St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas School or the Newton Public Library.



Roger Dale Hawes

Roger Dale Hawes, 65, Casey, died at 5:21 p.m. Thursday, May 09, 2019, at Arcola Health Care Center in Arcola.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. May 17, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Bishop Chapel in Greenup. Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery in Greenup. Visitation will be held one hour before the service.



Deborah Ann Fisher

Deborah Ann Fisher, 66, Oblong, formerly of Broadlands, and Champaign, died at 9:46 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at her home.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Ruth Miller

Ruth Miller, 80, Newton, died at 8:54 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at her home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Karen Rogers

Karen Ann Rogers, age 64, passed away at home on Monday, May 13, 2019.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Kaskaskia Church, 201 N. George St., Beecher City, Ill., with Pastor Nick Robertson officiating. Interment will be held at Kaskaskia Cemetery. Condolences may be sent online to www.justcremationservice.com/obituaries/karen-ann-rodgers/.



Rebecca Christine McKee

Rebecca (Becky) Christine McKee ran into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, May 8, at her home in Ft. Worth, Texas, surrounded by family after a four year battle with Breast Cancer.

A celebration of life service was held for Becky on Monday, May 13, at the Faith Wesleyan Church, Terre Haute.



Elaine Jones

Elaine Jones, 84, Birds, died at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 17 at the Jones Cemetery with Rev. Roger Boyd officiating. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the "Birds Free Methodist Church" with envelopes available at the cemetery.



Ann Nave

Annetta "Ann" Marie Wolfe Nave, 77, of rural Martinsville, died on Tuesday evening, May 14, 2019 at Burnsides Community Health Care, Marshall, with her family by her side.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12 noon on Saturday, May 18, at Greenwell Funeral Home with Brother Randy Nave and Brother Art Orndorff officiating. Burial will follow in Olive Branch Cemetery, rural Martinsville. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon prior to the service on Saturday at Greenwell Funeral Home, 30 N. Washington St., Martinsville.

Memorial donations may be made to Martinsville Agricultural Fair Association, PO Box 515, Martinsville, IL 62442.

Greenwell Funeral Home of Martinsville, is in charge of the arrangements.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

WEEK OF MAY 6, 2019
Kathryn Walling

Mrs. H. Kathryn (Kirk) Walling, 102, Victoria, Texas, passed away at home on April 30, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Visitation will be Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong. Graveside services will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the Oblong Cemetery with Pastor Imelda Ramos officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of South Texas or First Methodist Church of Victoria, Texas.

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

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



Melvin Skaggs

Melvin L. Skaggs, 55, Palestine, died at 8:27 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the comfort of his home after a long battle with cancer.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 6 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Masonic Services will follow at 7 p.m., and will be officiated by the Flat Rock Masonic Lodge 348. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Jeff Monroney officiating. Burial will be in the Haskin Cemetery. Memorials may be made to "Baptist Children's Home", with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Richard Faith

Richard "Rick" Faith, 57, Flat Rock, died at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019, cause of death pending autopsy results.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 6 at the Jones Cemetery with J.D. Branson officiating the service.



Delno "Smitty" Smith

Delno "Smitty" Smith,88, Robinson, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019 at Arbor Rose of Robinson.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. A funeral service will immediately follow and will be held at be held at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Watson officiating the service. Burial will be in the Kirk Cemetery, rural Robinson, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, the Robinson American Legion Post 69, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. Memorials may be made to Arbor Rose of Robinson, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Mark McCormick

Mark McCormick, 58, Palestine, died Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Arrangements are pending with Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine.



Thomas Gaddy

Thomas Henry Gaddy, 87, Lawrenceville, died Monday, May 6, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Arrangements are pending at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville.'



Deborah Ann Fisher

Deborah Ann Fisher, 66, Oblong, formerly of Broadlands, and Champaign, died at 9:46 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at her home.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Winfred Dressback

Winfred Elza "Windy" Dressback, 90, Robinson, formerly of Newton, and Effingham, died at 6:14 a.m. Sunday, May 05, 2019.

Masonic services will be held at 12 p.m. (Noon) Saturday, May 11, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Funeral services celebrating his life will follow, with Joe Griffith officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service.



Tancy Finkbiner

Tancy Finkbiner, 84, rural Palestine, died on April 4, 2019 in Clearwater, Fla., where she had been spending the winter.

After a private burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 11th at the First United Methodist Church of Robinson. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Foundation, with envelopes available at the church. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements.



Thomas Gaddy

Thomas Henry Gaddy passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana on May 6, 2019.

Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery in Lawrenceville, Illinois. There will be no visitation. Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society or Good Samaritan Hospice. 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.



Mark McCormick

Mark McCormick, 58, Palestine, died at 12:38 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., from lung complications.

A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 10 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A graveside service will immediately follow and will be held at the Oak Grove Cemetery where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, the Robinson American Legion Post 69, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. Rev. Paul Gray will be officiating the service. Memorials may be made to "Riley's Children Hospital", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com



Gary Bonesteel

Gary W. Bonesteel, 54, of West Union, Ill., passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

There are no services. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made directly to his family in care of Pearce Funeral Home. Pearcefuneralservices.com.



Randal Napier

Mr. Randal "Pete" Napier, age 89 of Annapolis, Ill., passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 4:00 a.m. at his home in Annapolis, Ill., following a long period of declining health.

The funeral service will be Monday, May 13, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Randy Nave officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, May 12, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, Ill.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Phillip Otey

Phillip Otey, 70, Flat Rock, died at 3:10 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Indianapolis, Ind.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Hardinville Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate the service. The funeral home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements.



Lola Rohr

Lola M. Rohr, 96, Newton, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the Newton Care Center in Newton.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Jeffrey Matson

Jeffrey Lynn Matson, 65, Rose Hill, died at 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 07, 2019, at his home.

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



Marilyn Zumbahlen

Marilyn Ann (Dhom) Zumbahlen, 83, Dieterich, died at 9:43 p.m. Wednesday, May 08, 2019, at the HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 13, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bishop Creek rural Dieterich, with Fr. Bill Rooney celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bishop Creek (rural Dieterich). There will also be a visitation 9 to 10 a.m. before the mass in church. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448. Arrangements are under the care of Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

WEEK OF APRIL 29, 2019
Barbara Jean Inboden

Barbara Jean Inboden, 87, Flat Rock, died at 4:59 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Arbor Rose of Robinson.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. A funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor J.D. Branson officiating the service. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock. Memorials may be made to Arbor Rose of Robinson, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Anna Lou Stone

Anna Lou Stone, age 78, of Sainte Marie, Illinois, passed away at 12:03 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2019, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Illinois.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Sainte Marie, Illinois, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Sainte Marie, Illinois. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019, at the church. There will also be visitation from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4, 2019, before the mass.



William Bruce Branch

William Bruce Branch, 58, formerly of Evansville, passed away on April 18, 2019, at his home in Broadview Heights, Ohio. He was born in 1960 in Owensboro, Kentucky to the late John and Dorothy Branch.

A funeral Mass was officiated by Father Jay Davidson on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, in Evansville.



Gale Noblitt

With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Gale Norman Noblett, our loving husband, devoted father, and friend to all of those whose lives he has touched, April 20, 2019. Gale left us while sleeping peacefully at home in Mossyrock, Wash.

A celebration of Gale's life will be held at the Cowlitz Prairie Grange in Toledo, Wash., May 18, 2019, at 1 p.m., with a potluck reception to follow. He will later be laid to rest at the Sanctuary Arch in Randle, Wash.



Kathryn Walling

H. Kathryn (Kirk) Walling, age 102 of Victoria, Texas, and formerly of Oblong, died April 30, 2019.

Service arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.



Charles Waggoner

Charles R. 'Dick' Waggoner, age 80, of rural Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the log home that he built.

Dick's wishes were to be cremated with no formal services. Memorial donations may be made to the Pleasant Ridge Christian Church. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the Good Samaritan Hospice doctors and nurses.

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



Maxine Spitler

Maxine Evelyn Spitler, 99, Newton, formerly of Sumner, died at 8:32 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 10, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Cresthaven Cemtery near Claremont. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 09, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Blessings in Backpack or the Maxine Spitler Foundation.



Deborah Ann Fisher

Deborah Ann Fisher, 66, Oblong, formerly of Broadlands, and Champaign, died at 9:46 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at her home.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Richard Faith

Richard Allen Faith, 57, Flat Rock, died at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2019.

Arrangements are pending with Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock.



Kathryn Walling

H. Kathryn (Kirk) Walling, age 102 of Victoria, Texas, and formerly of Oblong, died April 30, 2019.

Service arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

WEEK OF APRIL 22, 2019
Donnal "Don" Fitzmaurice

Donnal Edward "Don" Fitzmaurice, age 81, of Willow Hill, Illinois, passed away at 10:36 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie, Illinois. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie, Illinois, with a flag presentation. Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the church. There will also be visitation held 10:00-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at the church.



Lora Fouty

Lora E. Fouty, 89, Newton, died at 6:56 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Danny Lee Finn

Danny Lee Finn, 56, Newton, died at 6:25 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, at his home.

Funeral services will be held 10 a. m. Thursday, April 25, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.



Charles Newell

Charles Newell, 52, of Sullivan, Ind., formerly of Palestine, died at 3:35 a.m (EST) on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Union Hospital Terre Haute, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held 12 to 2 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will immediately follow at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Mark Bailey officiating. Memorials may be made to "Crawford County Relay for Life". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Ada Bickers

Ada Flo Bickers, 88, of Palestine, Ill., died at 7:15 a.m. on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Pastors Jon Wiseman and Brad Harris officiating. Burial will be held in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to either the "New Hope Baptist Church Benevolence Fund" or to the "Palestine Public Library". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Phyllis Wright

Phyllis Wright, 95, Peoria, Ariz., and formerly of Effingham, and Bible Grove, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Emmanuel Campus of Care in Peoria.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.



Richard Gallagher

Richard Owen Gallagher, age 80, of Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Robinson, Ill., and Decatur, Ill., passed away on April 22, 2019, following complications from cancer.

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



Lora Fouty

Lora Ellen Fouty, age 89, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 6:56 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, at Newton Care Center in Newton, Illinois.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Brick Cemetery northwest of Newton, Illinois, with Mike Knepper officiating. In loving memory of Lora, memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. 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.



Phyllis Wright

Phyllis Wright, 95, Peoria, Ariz., formerly of Effingham, and Bible Grove, died on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Emmanuel Campus of Care in Peoria, Ariz. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Carroll Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Shouse Chapel Cemetery in rural Bible Grove. Visitation will be held one hour before the service.



Cory Jon Jayne

Cory Jon Jayne, 31, West Liberty, died at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019, at his home.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Jack Stoops officiating. Burial will be in the Honey Cemetery in Bogota. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

WEEK OF APRIL 15, 2019
Rheta Dunlap

Rheta A. (Purcell) Dunlap age 66, of Oblong, Ill., joined her Heavenly Father on April 11, 2019. She was surrounded by family during her final moments.

Celebration of Rheta's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday April 20, 2019, at the First Christian Church, 206 N. Range St. in Oblong. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the First Christian Church in Oblong or Prior Grove Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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



Roy Cork

Roy DeWayne Cork, 67, West Union, died April 11, 2019 in the comfort of his home.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Ken Gillaspy officiating. Burial will be in the Walnut Prairie (Brick) Cemetery. Memorials may be made to "Lincolnland Hospice", with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Wanda Rose Weger

Wanda Rose Weger, Flat Rock, died at 5:51 p.m. April 9, 2019 at Riva Ridge Memory Care in Leander, Texas.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Flat Rock. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, at the funeral home with burial following in the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, nephew, Tim Love will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to the "American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship Fund", with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Sandra Draper

Sandra Draper, 74, formerly of Robinson, Ill., passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at Springhill Village in Terre Haute, Ind.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Indiana time Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Brust Funeral Home, 400 N Court St. Sullivan, Ind., with Rev. David Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Hutsonville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until services Wednesday.



Lorene Roberts

Lorene Roberts, 87, Dalton, Ga., and formerly of Newton, died at 1:50 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the funeral home. Memorial may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.



Susie Shaffer

Susie Shaffer, 67, Newton, died at 6:12 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with services to be held at 7 p.m., with Rick Britton officiating. Memorials can be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448. In memory of Susie's victory, the family will wear pink to honor her during the services and in memory of Susie.



Patty Wade

Patty J. Wade, 70, of Flat Rock, Ill., went to be with the Lord at 2:41 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind., surrounded by her precious family.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 on Monday, April 22, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on her birthday, April 23, at the funeral home with Bro. Gene Beard officiating. Burial will follow and will be held in the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock. In honor of Patty's love of animals, 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.



Lee Love-Jacob

I, Lee (Roselee) Love-Jacob of Chester, Ill., want you to know my work here is done. I finally found a permanent residence on April 9, 2019, and I will not be returning.



Steve Waldrop Jr.

Steven G. Waldrop , 45, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill.

Celebration of Steven's Life will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Steven G. Waldrop Jr. Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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



Rickey Wetherholt

Rickey Lee Wetherholt, 65, of Louisville, died at 10:29 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at his home.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Rickey, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Latona Church of Christ in rural Wheeler, with Mike Knepper officiating. Burial will be in the Trexler Cemetery in rural Newton. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. Memorials may be made to the Clay County Cancer Crusaders. Meyer Funeral Home, Newton in charge of arrangements.



Cecil Irvin

Cecil L. Irvin of McKinney, Texas, was called home to his Heavenly Father on March 24, 2019.

Cecil's wishes were not to have a public memorial service. The family will celebrate his life in a private gathering in June.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation (PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA, 91365) or the Texas Baptist Men (5351 Catron, Dallas, TX 75227).



Francis Forrester

Francis Okerlene Forrester, 83, Beecher City, died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, at Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Pastor Ed Stephens officiating. Burial will be in the Arborcrest Memorial Park in rural Effingham. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the family.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

WEEK OF APRIL 8, 2019
Henry "Hank" Chapman

Henry "Hank" Chapman, 84, of Robinson, Ill., died at 3:15 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A graveside service will immediately follow and will be held at the Robinson New Cemetery, with Bro. Wayne Sisil officiating. As a "thank you" to the lodge for taking the time and effort in building Hank a ramp, memorials may be made to the "Robinson Masonic Lodge #250". Memorials may also be made to the "V.F.W. Transportation Fund". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Larry Hoagland

Larry Hoagland, 75, of Noblesville, passed away on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis surrounded by family and friends.

Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road in Noblesville, with Pastor Jim Staggers officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 am to the time of service at the funeral home. The family would like to encourage friends to bring their classic cars and hot rods for a cruise-in.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Larry's honor to the American Heart Association, 208 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL 60604-1242.

Condolences: www.randallroberts.com.



Paul Dunlap

Paul Eugene Dunlap, 82, Robinson, died at 1:40 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2019 at Brookstone Estates of Robinson.

A graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Hardinville Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, the Robinson American Legion Post 69, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate the service. Memorials may be made out to the American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home and cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Marva Bellinger

Marva Lou (Wolfe) Bellinger, 77, Lawrenceville, died on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Willow Manor in Vincennes, Ind.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Pleasant Ridge Christian Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, as well as Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. A private burial will be conducted in the Derr Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the New Hebron Christian School, with envelopes available at the church. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, is in charge of the arrangements.



Anita Louise Branum

Anita Louise Branum, 77, Upland, Calf., formerly of Palestine, died at 3:42 a.m. (PST) Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the San Antonio Regional Hospital in Upland.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 12 at the Palestine Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the "Rady Children's Hospital-Pediatric Specialty Care". Envelopes will be available at the cemetery, and donations may also be made online at www.radyfoundation.org.

The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.





Karen Gress

Karen Sue Gress, 55, of Princeton, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with interment to follow at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 4 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

For those who wish, memorial contributions may be given to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation located at 2600 Network Blvd Suite 300, Frisco, TX 75034. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

You may leave a message of sympathy or light a candle in memory of Karen at www.colvinfuneralhome.com. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gress family.



Roy Cork

Roy Cork, 67, West Union, died at 8:09 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019 in the comfort of his home.

Arrangements are pending with the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home, West Union.



Rheta Dunlap

Rheta Dunlap, 66, Oblong, died at 5:55 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019, at her residence.

Arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.



Wanda Weger

Wanda Rose Weger, 97, Leander, Texas, formerly of Flat Rock, died at 5:51 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in Leander.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

WEEK OF APRIL 1, 2019
Jeannie Ji

Jeannie W. Ji, 65, of Terre Haute passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 11:19 a.m. at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

A private family graveside service has been scheduled and a Celebration of Life is being planned for friends and family (Date TBD). DeBaun Springhill Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.debaunfuneralhomes.com.



Norma Agnes Buhler

Norma Agnes Buhler, 83, Effingham, died at 8:28 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019, at her home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis, with Fr. Joe Carlos celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery south of Dieterich. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 1, at the Meyer Funeral Home 307 East Center Street (Illinois Route 33 East) Dieterich. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.



Ron Blaha

Ron Blaha, 74, Wichita, Kan., corporate pilot and jet simulator instructor, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019.

Memorial Service, 11:00 am, Saturday, April 6, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary West, Wichita, Kan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial established with American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Share tributes online at www.dlwichita.com



James Ward

James LaVern "Jim" Ward, 83, Lake Placid, Florida, formerly of Jasper County, Illinois, died at 7:38 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with burial in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the funeral home.



Dorothy Weitz Drummond

Dorothy Weitz Drummond died Nov. 30, 2018, in Hong Kong, following a fall while on her seventh trip to China since 1984.

Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Drew Downs, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 215 N. 7th St. in Terre Haute, Ind. Celebration of Life reception will follow at the Scott College of Business, "Magna Carta" room, at 30 N. 7th St. A graveside committal service will follow at the Medsker Cemetery in Clark County, with the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, officiating. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the "Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra" or to "United Campus Ministries".



Phoenix Daugherty

Phoenix Rose Weasley Daugherty, (formerly known as) Kimberly Ann (France) Hardy, 43 of Robinson, died Monday April 1, 2019 at 11:18 p.m. at her residence in Robinson. Circumstances surrounding Ms. Daugherty's death are being investigated by the Crawford County Coroner's Office.

Cremation Rites will be accorded with Private Family Services at a later date.

Those wishing to do so may make a contribution to the American Cancer Society in Phoenix's memory.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, in charge of arrangements.



Mary Lue York

Mary Lue Sumner Camp York, age 91, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, Illinois.

A celebration of love, light, and life will be conducted on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the White House Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Lawrenceville or the Alzheimer's Association. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.



Anita Louise Branum

Anita Louise Branum, 77, Upland, Calf., formerly of Palestine, died at 3:42 a.m. (PST) on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the San Antonio Regional Hospital in Upland.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine.



Tancy Finkbiner

Tancy Finkbiner, age 84 of rural Palestine, passed away on April 4, 2019, in Clearwater, Fla., where she had been spending the winter.

Cremation rites will be accorded in Florida and services will be held in Robinson later this spring, with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com



Richard Henry

Richard Stanley Henry, 83, of Shelburn, went home to be with the Lord on April 2, 2019.

Services to celebrate his life will be at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Holmes Memorial Chapel with Pastor Tommy Pearison officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services. Burial will be at Little Flock Cemetery. Military services will be given by Hymera, Shelburn and Sullivan American Legions and the Sullivan VFW.

Monday, April 01, 2019


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