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January 22, 2018


WEEK OF JANUARY 15, 2018
George Elder

George Elder, 90, of Palestine, Ill., died at 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Tim Watson officiating. Burial will immediately 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. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Czarina Carter

Czarina Carter, 90, of Palestine, Ill., died at 3:34 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, January 19, at Oak Grove Cemetery with Rev. Loral Tansy officiating the service. In honor of her love of cats, memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, with memorial envelopes available at the cemetery. 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.



Charles Hickey, Jr.

Charles Hickey, Jr., 71, Jewett, died at 12:51 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at his daughter's home in Toledo.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Charles, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, at the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel, Greenup. Burial will be in the Mullen Cemetery near Montrose, with full military rites by the Cumberland County Veterans Association. Visitation will be held two hour before the service. Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice.



Evelyn Swaner

Evelyn Swaner, 87, of Robinson, Ill., died at 11:26 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at the United Methodist Village North Campus in Lawrenceville, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 18, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 19, at the Robinson Free Methodist Church, with burial immediately following in the Jones Cemetery. Pastor Aaron Peternel and Rev. Burl J. Shinkle will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to the Robinson Free Methodist Church, the Robinson V.F.W. Honor Guard, or to the donor's choice, with envelopes available at the funeral home and church. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Frances Lee

Frances "Fran" Lee 54, Robinson, Ill., passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018.

Celebration of Fran's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will be at Tohill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County Humane Society. 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.

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



Mark Parker



Mark Parker, 54, of Robinson, Ill., died at 1:08 p.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Masonic services will be conducted by the Flat Rock Masonic Lodge 348, at 7:00 p.m. following the visitation. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 22, at the funeral home with Pastor J.D. Branson officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mark Parker Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Lucille Dallmier



Lucille Dallmier, 92, Willow Hill, died at 2:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at the Villas of Hollybrook in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 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. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, at the church and a half hour before the mass. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home. Newton.


Monday, January 15, 2018

WEEK OF JANUARY 8, 2018
Gene Williamson

Frank "Gene" Williamson, age 56 of Hutsonville, Ill., passed away Thursday, January 4, 2018, near the Hutsonville, Ill., Junction, of an apparent heart attack.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill., with Bro. Randy Nave officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill.

There will be a private burial service in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Annapolis, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gene Williamson Memorial Fund c/o Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill., with donation envelopes available at the funeral home or mail to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 692, Robinson, IL 62454.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Neva McIntosh

Neva C. McIntosh, 90, of Robinson, Ill., died at 10:58 a.m. on Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, at the funeral home, with burial immediately following at the Kirk Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Crawford Memorial Foundation or to the American Diabetes Association, with envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Michael Nickich

Michael Sam Nickich died January 3, 2018, after a short illness.

Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675.

There will be no local services. Goodwine Funeral Homes in Robinson is in charge of the arrangements. For more information or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com



Dick Helregel

Vincent Richard "Dick" Helregel, 86, of West Liberty, died at 2:13 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, 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, with full military rites by the Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932. Visitation will be held 5 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, at the church and one hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Church or Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Paul Hardiek

Paul Dennis Hardiek, 60, Dieterich, died at 12:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be the held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8, at the Meyer Funeral Home,Dieterich. Memorial may be made to the local cancer support organizations or donor's choice.



Alfonsina Schmidt

Alfonsina Q. "Al" (Sablan) Schmidt, 87, Newton, died at 5:57 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Brookstone Estates in Charleston.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the church and a half hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas School.



Shirley Huss

Shirley Marie Huss, 75, Robinson, died at 4 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at her residence in Robinson.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Shirley M. Huss Memorial Fund c/o Pulliam Funeral Home. Envelopes are available at the funeral home or memorials may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 692, Robinson, IL 62454.



Leroy Lester

Leroy Paris Lester, 55, Effingham, died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at his home.

Private family services were held. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich.



Robert McColly

Robert "Bob" McColly, 84, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018.

Procession from Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., (St. Charles) on Thursday, January 11 at 9:45 a.m. to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery for an 11 a.m. graveside service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions appreciated to The American Parkinson Disease Association, 1415 Eldridge Payne, Suite 150, Chesterfield, MO, 63017. www.hutchensfuneralhomes.com.



Norman Butcher

Norman Dean Butcher, age 84, of Birds, Illinois, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018, at his residence.

Graveside services with military rites will be Wednesday 2:30 p.m. at the Tohill Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice in memory of Dean. 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.



Marilyn Fritchley

Marilyn C. (Miller) Fritchley, 72, Newton, died at 11:05 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, Fla.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at the church. There will also be visitation one hour before the mass in church. Memorials may be made to St. Thomas School. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Danny Harrington

Danny R. Harrington, 57, of rural Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 12, 2018, at 11:00 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.

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



Peggy Markello

Peggy S. Markello, age 58 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Sunday, January 7, 2018, at 4:12 p.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday January 14, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Jay Regennitter officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, January 14, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to the Peggy Markello Memorial Fund c/o Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

WEEK OF JANUARY 2, 2018
Linda Bonnell

Linda Lou Bonnell, 88, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

Celebration of Linda's Life will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, Ill. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449

Condolence and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuenralhome.com.

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



Jennifer "Jenny" Tracy

Jennifer "Jenny" Tracy, 55, of Robinson, Ill., died at 1:29 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, along with her mother, Karan Joan Shonk, the result of a car accident.

A dual visitation alongside her mother Joan will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 5, at the Porterville Congregational Christian Church with Pastor Jerry McDaniel officiating the service. Burial will follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that memorials be made to the "Jenny Tracy Memorial Fund" to provide for the future care and education of Jenny's beloved young children, Cade and Hannah. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com



Karan Joan Shonk

Karan Joan Shonk, 78, of Robinson, Ill., died at 1:55 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, along with her daughter, Jennifer "Jenny" Tracy, the result of a car accident.

A dual visitation alongside her daughter Jenny will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 5, at the Porterville Congregational Christian Church with Pastor Jerry McDaniel officiating the service. Burial will follow at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that memorials be made to the "Jenny Tracy Memorial Fund" to help meet the needs of Joan's beloved grandchildren. Envelopes will be available at both the funeral home and church. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Larry Hitt

Larry Dean Hitt, 59, of Robinson, Ill., died at 6:19 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2017, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A memorial service will immediately follow and will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, with Rev. Paul Gray officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. To help his family with final expenses, memorials may be made to the Larry Hitt Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



John R. Kasinger

John R. Kasinger, 77, Palestine, died at 3:46 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with burial following in the Palestine Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate the services.



Tracy Lindsay

Tracy Lyn Lindsay, 47, Robinson, Ill., passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill.

A Celebration of Tracy's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Pulliam Funeral Home,

Robinson, Ill. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery, Flat Rock, Ill. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Tracy Lindsay Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home. Envelopes will be available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 692 Robinson, IL 62454.

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



Norma Clark

Norma Evelyn (Johnson) Clark, 90, Newton, died at 12:49 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services celebrating Norma's life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the First Baptist Church in Newton, with Stephen Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Trexler Cemetery in rural Newton. Visitation will be held 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Jasper Post 20 for Veteran's Gifts. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Mary Brotherton

Mary Ruth (Smith) Brotherton, 88, of Mattoon and formerly Robinson, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Healthcare Center, Mattoon.

Graveside services honoring her life were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill., with Dr. John Calio officiating. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Odd Fellow Rebekah Home.



Beverly Marble

Beverly Ruth Marble, 75, Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., died at 12:13 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at her son's home in Newton.

Services to honor her life will be held a 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at Rose Hill Community Church, Rose Hill, with Virgil Cisney officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Church of the Nazarene, 2318 Shunk Road Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan 49783. Arrangements are in the care of Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



Patricia Miller

Patricia P. (Bailey) Miller, 82, Dieterich, died at 9:38 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at the Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery. Visitation will be held two hours before the services.



Patsy Lamb

Mrs. Patsy M. Lamb, age 87, of Robinson, Ill., passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018, at 4:55 p.m. at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following an extended illness.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will follow services in the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, Ill.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Louise "Lou" Boatman

Louise "Lou" Boatman, age 95 of Bridgeport, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017, in Robinson at Heritage Health.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018, at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport. There will be no time of visitation.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.



Richard York

Richard Allen York, 74, Lucedale, Miss., died Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at home.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.



Meredith Yager

Meredith Lee Yager, 85, Newton, died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448.



Gilbert Frohning

Gilbert Paul Frohning, 74, Newton, died at 10:50 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care, Flora.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Wendelin, with Fr. Mark Stec celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Wendelin. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at the church and ½ hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the Holy Cross Catholic Church 5782 Ingraham Lane Newton, Illinois 62448. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



Mary Brotherton

Mary Ruth (Smith) Brotherton, 88, of Mattoon and formerly Robinson, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Healthcare Center, Mattoon.

Graveside services honoring her life were held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill., with Dr. John Calio officiating. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Odd Fellow Rebekah Home.



John Illyes

John Wayne Illyes, 73, of Palestine, Ill., passed away unexpectedly at 12:02 p.m. on December 31, 2017, at Casey Health Care in Casey, Ill.

There will be no public services. Burial will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society or to the Central Wabash Archaeological Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Nancy Goble

Nancy L. Goble, 71, Hardinville, died on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, at her residence.

Public graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7, at Hardinville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family request that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution the NOW program in Oblong or Robinson and may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, is in charge of arrangements.



Gene Williamson

Frank "Gene" Williamson, 56, Hutsonville, died at 9:57 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018,

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville.



Dick Helregel

Dick Helregel, 86, West Liberty, died at 2:13 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney.

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

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2017
Georgia Ann Correll

Georgia Ann Correll, 73, of Heathsville, IL, died at 9:36 p.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 at Heritage Health, Robinson, IL.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. As per Georgia's wishes, cremation will follow, with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Palestine Food Pantry, with memorial available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Burton Joe Riggs

Burton Joe Riggs, 84, of Marshall, IL, left this world on Sunday, December 24, 2017, in Terre Haute, IN, with family by his side.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, IL. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, at the funeral home with burial following in the Ohio Cemetery. Steve Dolson will be officiating the services, and military rites will be conducted by the West Union American Legion Post #1130. Memorials may be made to the West Union American Legion Post #1130, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Kathleen Smithenry

Kathleen Smithenry, 68, Oblong, died at her home at 4:29 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. Funeral mass will follow at 11 a.m., with burial following at Mound Cemetery. Reverend Father Flach, will be officiating the service.

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



Sharon Kay McCoy

Ms. Sharon Kay McCoy, age 75 of Robinson, IL, went to be with her Savior and Lord Sunday, December 24, 2017.

Private family services will be held for Sharon and burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ark of the Covenant Food Pantry in Robinson, or to the Crawford County Spay and Neuter Fund. Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Gracie E. Perkins

Mrs. Gracie E. Perkins, age 76, of Robinson, IL, passed away on Saturday December 23, 2017, at 11:35 p.m. at Doctor's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Salem IL, following many months of failing health.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday December 29, 2017, at 1:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with one hour of visitation from noon until 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL. Interment of cremated remains will be in the Good Hope Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the Gracie E. Perkins Memorial fund to defray funeral expenses. Checks may be made payable to Cindy York and left at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, in charge of these arrangements.



Lucille S. Hubbell

Lucille S. Hubbell, 101, Oblong, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in the Magnolia Center, Robinson.

Visitation is noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. A celebration of life service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.



Leona Ann Kocher

Leona Ann Kocher died Dec. 20, 2017, at the home of her sister's family in Zion, IL, after a long illness.

Funeral mass for Leona Ann Kocker will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday December 30, 2017, at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholioc Church, 506 W. Missouri St., Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in St. Valentine Cemetery in rural Jasper County. Visitation will be Friday December 29, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family requestes that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to The American Cancer Society with envelopes at the church, funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Richard Lee Bex

Richard Lee Bex, 54, of Terre Haute, IN, died at 7:10 p.m. on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m to noon on Tuesday, January 2, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at noon on Tuesday at the funeral home, with burial following in the Oblong Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to Developmental Services Inc., a not-for-profit organization that provides services for adults and children with mental, physical and emotional disabilities. 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.



Floyd Leroy Marshall

Floyd Leroy Marshall, 81, Newton, died at 8:03 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at Scott Avenue Christian Church, Newton. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at the church. Burial will be in the Trexler Cemetery, Newton.

Memorials may be made to the Eagle for Life Endowment Fund PO Box 1211, Effingham, IL 62401.

Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Mary Lois Hayes

Mary Lois Hayes, 87, Newton, died at 9:40 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Mike Knepper officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held one hour before the services. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Wayne Harvey Swartz

Wayne Harvey Swartz, 88, York, died at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at his home.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home, West Union. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, at the funeral home with burial following in the York Cemetery. Memorials may be made to York Cemetery, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Karen Sue Brooks Tucker

Karen Sue Brooks Tucker, 71, of Springfield Missouri, passed away December 18, 2017.

A personal thank you to the staff at Magnolia Square for the service and care they provided. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, Robinson.

Services were held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home.

"Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."



Lucille Stephenson Hubbell

Lucille Stephenson Hubbell, 101, of Oblong, IL, passed away on Friday December 22, 2017, at the Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL.

Celebration of Lucille's life was 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, an expression 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.



Delmar Lee Urfer

Delmar Lee Urfer, 86, Yale, IL, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.

Celebration of Delmar's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday January 2, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family request that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church aka "Old Hickory Church." Envelopes are available at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL. 62449.

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

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



Wayne Harvey Swartz

Wayne Harvey Swartz, 88, of York, IL, died at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 29, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 30, at the funeral home with burial following in the York Cemetery. Memorials may be made to York Cemetery, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Joene Cox

Joene Cox, 70, Robinson, died at 2:16 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Jennifer "Jenny" Tracy

Jennifer "Jenny" Tracy, 55, Robinson, died at 1:29 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Karan Joan Shonk

Karan Joan Shonk, 78, Robinson, died at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017. Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



John R. Kasinger

John R. Kasinger, 77, Palestine, died at 3:46 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes. Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine.


Wednesday, December 27, 2017

WEEK OF DECEMBER 18, 2017
Clarence Wheeler, Jr

Clarence Wheeler, Jr., 88 of Camden, Ark., formerly of Palestine, died on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec 23, at the Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Palestine. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements.



Sarah Estep

Sarah Rebecca Walden Estep, 87, Robinson, died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, at Arbor Rose Memory Care.

A time of visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home, with burial following in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Pastor Kevin Marcum will be officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the National Audubon Society or the Porterville Congregational Christian Church. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



John McCoy

John Walker McCoy, 73, of Terre Haute, passed away Monday, December 11, 2017, in Terre Haute Regional Hospital surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2017, in Callahan & Hughes Funeral Home, 605 S. 25th Street, Terre Haute, Ind., with Reverend Keith Gaddis officiating. Visitation is scheduled prior to services from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Spay - Neuter League or 14th & Chestnut Community Center.



Frederick "Fred" Bertram

Frederick "Fred" Bertram, 87, of Robinson, Ill., died on Saturday, December 16, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 20. at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 21, at the White Hall Cemetery, White Hall, Ill., with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Memorials may be made to the V.F.W. Transportation Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



John Brown Sr.

John Brown Sr., 89, Flat Rock, died at 4:52 p.m. EST Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.

The funeral service will be Thursday, Dec. 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Pastor Fred White officiating. Friends may call Wednesday, Dec. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow funeral services in Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock.



Anna Wesley

Anna Laura Wesley, 91, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. at the Magnolia Center in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 26, at the Flat Rock First Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 27, at the church with Revs. Milton Bost and Dan Johnson officiating the service. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock.

Memorials may be made to the Flat Rock First Missionary Baptist 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.



Byrl Jones

Byrl E. Jones, 97, of Robinson, Ill., died at 2:15 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at the Paris Community Hospital in Paris, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Watson officiating the service. Burial will immediately follow and will be held at the Robinson New 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.

Memorials may be made to Life's Journey Senior Living, a mission driven company focused on keeping people out of nursing homes while providing them with a loving, dignified and compassionate home. 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.



Leland Lockhart

Mr. Leland W. Lockhart, age 81 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:45 a.m. at Helia Healthcare in Olney, Ill.

The funeral service will be Saturday December 23, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Duane Sovdi officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, December 23, 2017, from noon until 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will follow funeral service in Hog Town Cemetery, rural Clark County, Ill.



Ramona Paddick

Ramona K. Paddick, 75, of Sumner, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at her residence.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 23, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. CST at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, Illinois. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Chauncey Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Ramona's memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Chauncey Community Club, or Chauncey United Methodist Church.

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



Mary Dubree

Mary Dubree, 93, Oblong, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at Center Ridge Cemetery, Sullivan, Ind.



Leona Kocher

Leona Ann Kocher, 76, Oblong, died Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, in Zion.

Arrangements are pending with the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.



Cecil "Shorty" Pierson, Sr

Cecil Dale "Shorty" Pierson, Sr., 67, of Newton, died at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at his home.

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




Monday, December 18, 2017

WEEK OF DECEMBER 11, 2017
Norris Gene Maddox

Norris Gene Maddox, 88, of Palestine, Ill., died at 3:30 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 13, at the funeral home, with burial following in the Palestine Cemetery. Pastors Karen Russell and Dennis Steckley will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to the "Crawford County 4-H and Extension Foundation" or to the "Palestine Grant-In-Aid Foundation". For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Charles Hyre

Charles E. Hyre, 82, of Palestine, Ill., died at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017 ,in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday with burial following at the Oak Grove Cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Kenneth Nadler

Kenneth F. Nadler, 96, Newton, died at 10:26 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Willowbrook Memory Care in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Carroll Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Scott Cemetery near Winterrowd, with full military rites. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Winterrowd Christian Church.



Lloyd Samuel Tarr

Lloyd Samuel Tarr, 81, Wheeler, died at 7:25 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Mike Knepper officiating. Burial will be in the Wheeler Cemetery in Wheeler. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the funeral home.



Shirley Newlin

Shirley Rose (Fountain) Newlin, 83, of Hutsonville, Illinois passed away at 4:00 a.m. Sunday, December 10, 2017 in Burnsides Community Health Center in Marshall, Ill.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, Ind.; coxfuneralhomejasonville.com. Visitation is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Illinois Central Standard Time, Thursday, at the Pulliam Funeral Home; 601 North Pleasant Street; Hutsonville, Ill. Funeral Services will immediately follow visitation at 8 p.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017. at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Hutsonville. Cremation will follow.



Susan Parish

Susan Jean Parish, 66, of Palestine, Ill., died at 2:53 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday with burial following at Fuller Cemetery. Pastor Dan Szombathy will be officiating the services. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Carl Claypool

Carl Patrick Claypool, 76, Martinsville, died at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, in Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.

A celebration of his life will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, at First Baptist Church of Martinsville with Brother Art Orndorff and Brother Chuck Cooley officiating. Burial will follow in the Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service on Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Martinsville, 5 Trotter Lane, Martinsville.

Donations can be made to Illinois Baptist Children's Home, 949 County Rd 1300 N, Carmi, Il. 62821 or Shriner's Hospitals for Children, 530 NE Glen Oak Ave, Peoria, Il. 61615 or First Baptist Church of Martinsville, 5 Trotter Lane, Martinsville, Il. 62442.

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



Kenneth NadlerM

Kenneth F. Nadler, 96, Newton, died at 10:26 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Willowbrook Memory Care in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Carroll Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Scott Cemetery near Winterrowd, with full military rites. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Winterrowd Christian Church.



Lloyd Samuel Tarr

Lloyd Samuel Tarr, 81, Wheeler, died at 7:25 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Mike Knepper officiating. Burial will be in the Wheeler Cemetery in Wheeler. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the funeral home.



Jessie "Whitey" Baker

Jessie "Whitey" Baker, 77, of Bridgeport, Ill., died at 7:37 p.m. (EST) on Monday, December 11, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 16, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with Nick Petroelje officiating. 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. Memorials may be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, IL with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Jerry Hepner

Jerry Dale Hepner, age 79, of Martinsville, Ill., passed away at 7:20 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.

Graveside services will be conducted at 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at Jones Cemetery, Flat Rock, Ill., with Rev. Bill Ikemire officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Marshall VFW, 112 N 5th St, Marshall, IL 62441.

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



Agnes Von Simpson

Agnes Pauletta Von Simpson, 84, Neoga, and formerly of Elliottstown, died at 5:25 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with David McConnell officiating. Burial will be in the Trexler Cemetery in rural Newton. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.



Thomas Boles

Thomas Boles, 87, of Hutsonville, died on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 18, at Brust Funeral Home in Sullivan, Ind., with Pastor David Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in Center Ridge Cemetery in Sullivan, Ind., with a Military graveside service by the Sullivan, Shelburn and Hymera Legion posts and Sullivan county VFW Post. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at Brust Funeral Home.



Marshall Forren

Marshall E. Forren, 85, of Marshall, Ill., passed away 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at his home with his wife and daughter at his side.

ervices in honor of his life will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Pearce Funeral Home with Bob Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery near Allerton, Ill. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lincolnland Hospice. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Mary Marshall

Mary M. Marshall, 82, Newton, died at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 18, at Scott Avenue Christian Church in Newton, with Kevin Colclasure officiating. Burial will be in the Trexler Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund P.O. Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.



Theodore Anthony

Theodore A. "Ted" Anthony Jr., age 75 of Robinson, Ill,, passed away at 9:01 a.m. Thursday, December 14, 2017, at his residence in Robinson, Ill., from heart related complications.

It was Mr. Anthony's wishes to be cremated and there will be a private family service at a later date.



Clarence Wheeler, Jr

Clarence Wheeler, Jr., 88, Camden, Ark., formerly of Palestine, died on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at the Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

WEEK OF DECEMBER 4, 2017
Russell Mikeworth

James R. "Russell" Mikeworth, 100, of Oblong, Ill., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

Celebration of Russell's life will be Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in rural Willow Hill, Ill. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Johnson Bible College 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 is in charge of arrangements.



Keith French

Wilford Keith French, 78, Newton, died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, 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 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the church and one hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Building Fund, Newton Athletic Boosters or Jasper County Cancer Fund. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Monroe Earnest

Monroe Oren Earnest, 75, Dundas, died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

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



Darrell Eveland

Darrell Roscoe Eveland, 70, of Atwood, Ill., passed away at 3:56 a.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.

A Celebration of Darrell's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the First Baptist Church, 231 North Illinois St, in Atwood, Ill. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the church on Thursday. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his family in care of Bertha Eveland and mailed to P.O. box 82, Atwood, IL 61913.



James "Bud" Brackett

James "Bud" Brackett, 92, of Robinson, Ill., died at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home, with burial following in the Robinson New Cemetery. Judy Williams will officiate the services.

In honor of Bud's love of animals, memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, or the Crawford County Spay and Neuter Foundation. Monetary donations may also be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Joseph Riggs

Joseph William Riggs, 58, of West Union, Ill., died at 8:03 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, December 2, 2017, in Gainesville, Fla.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Ken Gillaspy officiating. In honor of Joe's love for his four-legged friends, memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society. Monetary donations may also be left in care of "Goodwine Funeral Homes" to help Joe's family with final expenses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Mary Jourdan

Mary Lois Jourdan, 96, of Palestine, Ill., died at 4:23 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Palestine Food Pantry or to the Palestine Library, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Donna Polley

Donna LaVonne Polley, 81, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Heartland Health Care in Champaign, Ill.

Celebration of Donna's Life will be at 12:00 noon on Saturday. December 9, 2017. at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow at Butternut Cemetery rural Clark County. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family request that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County V.F.W. Auxiliary 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, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.



Alice Newman-Lane

Alice Newman-Lane, 85, Oblong, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Lakeland Health Care Center, Effingham.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery.



Theresa Ochs

Theresa Marie Ochs, 82, Newton, died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie. Visitation will be held 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the church and ½ hour before mass. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church or St. Jude's. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.

Monday, December 04, 2017

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27, 2017
Dorothy Sagaser

Dorothy Josephine Tennis Sagaser, 86, passed into her Savior's arms on November 24, 2017.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, at the Flat Rock United Methodist Church, with visitation one hour prior to service (10:00-11:00 a.m.). Burial will be in the Newlin Cemetery, rural Robinson. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends perform a good deed without fanfare and think of Dorothy. 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.



Martha Attaway

Martha Ann "Marty" Attaway 91, of Robinson, Ill., passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of Marty's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong,IL. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, IL at a later date. Visitation will be from 9:30am to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Robinson Public Library 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, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.



Shirley Stateler

Shirley Mae Stateler, 81, Greenup, died at 6:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup, with Pastor Roger James officiating. Burial will be in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo. Visitation will be held two hours before the services. Memorials may be made to the Cumberland County Veteran's Association.



Mae Blank

Mae K. Blank, 95, Newton, died at 12:47 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, 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. Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at the church and ½ hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas School. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Edward Miller

Ed Miller, 68, Taft, was called to Heaven as he passed away peacefully on November 25, 2017, at his residence.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Higgins Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Tenn. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Edward Merle Miller.

Funeral services fwill be conducted at Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. David England officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Vietnam Veterans of America at 8719 Colesville Rd., Suite 100, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 or https://vva.org/donate/.



Barbara McBride

Barbara Jean McBride, 82, Sullivan, Ind., died at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in her residence.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, Ind. A Gathering of Friends is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the funeral home. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at the Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Sam Bush officiating.

Cremation was chosen.



Mark Jacobs

Mark Jacobs, 78, Oblong, Ill., passed away at his home on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

A Celebration of Mark's Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. noon Friday, December 1, 2017, at the First Christian Church of Oblong 206 N. Range St. Oblong, Ill., with Bro. Dee Wolf officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. till noon at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Oblong Oil Field Museum or the Oblong Sports Boosters with envelopes at the church or mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Nita Hills

Nita L. Hills, age 81, of Martinsville, Ill., passed away unexpectedly at 4:23 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Crawford County Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Greenwell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery, rural Martinsville, Ill. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. prior the service on Saturday at Greenwell Funeral Home, 30 N. Washington St., Martinsville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to Martinsville Library, Ball Park and Fairgrounds.

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



Jerry Henry

Jerry Kirk Henry 83, Vincennes, Ind., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

A Celebration of Jerry's Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. (Central Time) Sunday, December 3, 2017, at the Pulliam Funeral Home 302 E. Main St. Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Oblong American Legion Post 219. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation. Envelopes are available, or contributions can be sent to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Rodney Stephens

Rodney Scott Stephens, 38, of West York, Ill., died at 5:07 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Lawrence County, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Dan Lamey officiating the service.

In honor of his love of the Osa Peninsula, memorials may be made to the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary, an enterprise wholly committed to providing wildlife rescue and rehabilitation for orphaned, injured and displaced animals indigenous to the southern zone of Costa Rica. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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




Thursday, November 30, 2017

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20, 2017
Georgiann Kocher

Georgiann Kocher, 90, Newton, died at 7:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie. Visitation will be held one hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



Rhea Bond

Rhea Geneal Bond, 92, of Robinson, Ill., died at 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Casey Health Care Center in Casey, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with burial following in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Pastor Tom Akers will officiate the service.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, the American Cancer Society, or to the "NOW Program", a program that sends supplemental food home on weekends with a number of students in the Robinson School District. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Zoe Parmenter

Zoe Leigh Parmenter, 16, Maquon, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at home of suicide.

Private family services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Memorials may be made to the family in c/o Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, 1849 N. Seminary St., Galesburg, IL 61401.



Donald Shanks

Donald E. Shanks Sr., 84, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Monday, November 20, 2017, at Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center in DeKalb.

The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb, with full military honors by DeKalb American Legion Post 66.

Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of services, Saturday, November 25, at Anderson Funeral Home.

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

For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.

Monday, November 20, 2017

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13, 2017
Michael Myers

Michael Myers, 61, of Robinson, Ill., died at 10:27 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Pastor Aaron Peternel will officiate the service.

Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society or to the Robinson High School Jazz Band (with checks made payable to "Robinson High School"). Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Bill Griffith

Charles William (Bill) Griffith, 76, of Hidalgo, Illinois, passed away at 3:12 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, Illinois, conducted by Pastor David Heath. Burial will follow at the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, Illinois. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor may be made to Lincolnland Hospice, Prairie Pavilion 2, 1004 Health Center Dr, Suite 202, Mattoon, Illinois 61938, or the Crooked Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 124 E Harrison St. Hidalgo, Illinois 62432. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com.



Emerson Mishler

Emerson B. "Mish" Mishler, 98, Dana, Ind., died on Nov. 11, 2017 . At 98, Mish was one of the oldest World War II veterans in Vermillion County, Ind.

Services will be at noon EST Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home, Dana, with visitation from 10 a.m. until noon. He will be laid to rest at 2:30 p.m. EST at Marshall, Ill., Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.goochfuneralhome.com



Kenneth Chapman

Kenneth L. "Kenny" Chapman, 92, of Willow Hill, Ill., passed away on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

Celebration of Kenny's life will be a 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery rural Jasper County, with Military rites conducted by Crawford County V.F.W. Post 4549. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at the funeral home. Expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County V.F.W. Post 4549 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, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.



Maurice Barrett

Maurice Barrett, 90, of rural Flat Rock, Ill., died at 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, at the funeral home, with burial following at the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate services. Memorials may be made to the Oblong Christian Children's Home or to the Robinson V.F.W. Transportation Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Virginia Hardiman

Virginia Rose Hardiman, 86, of Robinson, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 17, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Portee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Virginia's memory may be made to the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital.



Ben Orrell

James Benjamin "Ben" Orrell, age 77 , of Casey Ill., passed away at 9:24 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., surrounded by his loving wife and three daughters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Markwell Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Blanchard and Rev. Kevin Small officiating. Burial will follow in Restitution Cemetery, rural Casey, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday evening at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, Midwest Chapter, 1800 N. Main St., Suite 215, Wheaton, IL 60187.

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



Tony Hyre

Wayne Anton "Tony" Hyre, 80, of rural Palestine, died at 12:07 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at the VA Hospital in Danville.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A graveside service will immediately follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, 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. Pastor Mike Delaney will officiate the service. Memorials may be made to the Robinson V.F.W. Transportation Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Bobby Lee "Bob" Russell

Bobby Lee "Bob" Russell, 83, Wheeler, died at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery near Latona. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. Memorials may be made to the Meyer Funeral Home 307 West Jourdan Street Newton, Illinois 62448. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.

Monday, November 13, 2017


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