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October 19, 2017


WEEK OF OCTOBER 16, 2017
Virginia Shawler

Virginia Rose Meehling Shawler, lifelong resident of Marshall, Ill., passed away peacefully in her home on the morning of Oct. 11, 2017, at the age of 93.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Augustine Koomson and Father Chris Brey as celebrants. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Pearce Funeral Home, Marshall, with the rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be given in Virginia's name to the Marshall Schools Foundation or St. Mary Of The Woods College. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Leah Heck

Leah F. Heck, 96, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia, Ill.

Celebration of Leah's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Oblong Cornerstone Wesleyan Church. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Cornerstone Wesleyan Church with envelopes available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. 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.



Dale Lee

Dale Lee "Dee" Trimble, 76, of La Place, La., died on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at his home with his children by his side.

Services celebrating his life will be celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup, with Pastor Gene Creek officiating. Visitation will held one hour before the services. Burial of Dale and his wife, Patricia, will follow at Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion.

Following the committal services at the cemetery the family would like to extend an invitation to attend an ice cream social at the Community Center in Hidalgo.



Robert West, Sr

Robert Lewis West, Sr., 76, Newton, died at 5:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at his home.

Private family services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Master's Hands of Jasper County 104 North Van Buren Street Newton, Illinois 62448. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.

Monday, October 16, 2017

WEEK OF OCTOBER 9, 2017
Rita VanWinkle

Mrs. Rita M. VanWinkle, age 73 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 11:30 p.m. EST at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. T. R. Akers officiating. Visitation will be Monday, October 9, 2017, from 3:30 p.m. until time of service at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be a private family committal service in the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, Ill., at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Spay and Neuter Foundation, Robinson, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Earl Reinbold

Earl Eugene Reinbold, 83, formerly of Palestine, died on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Bloomington.

A private family burial will be held at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. The family requests donations be made to the Palestine Masonic Lodge or Shriner's Children's Hospital, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Eldon Meyer

Eldon Max Meyer, 85, of Dieterich, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bishop Creek, (Rural Dieterich). Burial will be the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Dieterich, with full military rites by Dieterich American Legion Post 628. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich. There will also be visitation 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Dieterich Meals on Wheels or a Dieterich organization of the donor's choice.



Shirley Doolittle

Shirley Ann Doolittle, 78, Robinson, died at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at her home surrounded by her children.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Rose Watts

Mrs. Lois Rose "ROSE" Watts, age 89, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas and formally of Robinson, Ill., passed away at 6:25 p.m. on September 25, 2017, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation , Ash Flat, Ark.

The Graveside Committal Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., with envelopes available at the funeral home and at the graveside.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Dana Finney

Dana Lou Finney, 61, Champaign, formerly of Oblong, Illinois, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8pm on Friday, October 13, 2017, at Sunset Funeral Home 710 N Neil St. Champaign IL. 61820. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 14, at 9 a.m. at Sunset Funeral Home followed by a service at 1 p.m. at White Oak Cemetery Chapel 14997 N 50th St Oblong IL 62449.

Please join Dana's family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com



Sandra Finn

Sandra Lynn "Sandy" Finn, 58, Newton, died at 4:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Larry "Red" Matson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family request casual attire be worn to the visitation, "Supporting Sandy" t-shirts or Teal in honor of cervical cancer, is encouraged. Burial will be in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the family's choice.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

WEEK OF OCTOBER 2, 2017
Britte White

Britte Lynn (Brannon) White, 22, of Palestine Ill., died on Monday, September 25, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Autism Speaks, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Imogene Christy

Imogene Christy, 90, Sumner, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lawrence/Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens.



Gregory Crouse

Gregory Lee Crouse, 67, of Olney, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Burgin Manor in Olney, Ill., after months of declining health.

Memorials can be made to Hanna Cemetery in Noble, Ill.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Hanna Cemetery in Noble, Ill.



DeVeau Oliver

DeVeau H. Oliver, longtime resident of Oblong, Ill., passed away August 27, 2017, at Cedar Ridge Health and Rehab Center in Lebanon, Ill.

A private family memorial service will be held. The family requests that in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the American Diabetes Association and 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.



Stacey Miller

Stacey Rose Marie Miller, 31, of Robinson Ill., died at 12:23 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, at Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, at the funeral home. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will be officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the Stacey Miller Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You can also give by going to her memorial wall, found at www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com, where a crowdfunding campaign has been started to help offset funeral expenses.



Evelyn Wheeler

Evelyn J. Wheeler went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 4, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, Ill. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Randy Nave officiating the service. A private family burial will be held in the Bailiff Cemetery. Her family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lincolnland Hospice or to the Bailiff Cemetery Fund in Evelyn's memory. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Carl Dolson

Carl L. Dolson, age 61 of Indianapolis, Indiana, and formerly of Peoria and Charleston, Illinois, passed away September 30, 2017, at Indiana University Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. `

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 6, 2017, at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 6, 2017. A graveside committal will follow at 3:00 p.m. at York Cemetery, West Union, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Union Public Library or Brownsburg, Indiana Police Department. Gifts may be left at the visitation or service or mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL 61920.

Monday, October 02, 2017

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
Ralph Dart

Ralph Dart, 82, Oblong, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Newburgh, Ind.

A Celebration of Ralph's Life was held Sunday, September 24, 2017, at the Oblong First Christian Church with Bro. Dee Wolf officiating. Burial followed in the Mound Cemetery in rural Jasper County, Ill., with Military Rites being conducted by the Oblong American Legion Post 219. Visitation was from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the First Christian Church, Oblong, Ill., or the Oblong Antique Tractor and Engine Club with envelopes at the church or may be mailed to the Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449. Condolences or memories may be sent to the family at oblongfuneralhome.com.

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



Darrell "Red" Waggoner

Darrell "Red" Waggoner, 77, of Palestine, Ill., died at 4:55 a.m. (EST) on Friday, September 22, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, September 25, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 26, at the funeral home. Pastor Tim Watson will officiate the service. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. In honor of the countless hours Red spent on the ball diamond, memorials may be made to the Palestine Little League or to the Palestine Booster Club, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



William Kite

William "Berry" Kite, 70, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 7:15 a.m. (EST) on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. Immediately following the visitation, the family will continue to receive friends at the Flat Rock Community Center, where an open house celebration of Berry's life will be held until 8:00 p.m. The family requests that friends come dressed casually, in honor of Berry. On Wednesday, September 27, a graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the Jones Cemetery with Clint Bachelor officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Flat Rock Community Center, with envelopes available at both the funeral home and community center. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Robert Riegel

Robert "Bob" M. Riegel, 86, of Springfield, died peacefully surrounded by his family at 8:25 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St. Joseph's Home.

Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2017, at Staab Funeral Home, Springfield. Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at Staab Funeral Home, Springfield, with Reverend Nicole Cox officiating.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lincoln Land Honor Flight.

Share stories, pictures, Facebook and Twitter at: StaabFamily.com.



Danny Smith

Danny Ray Smith, 71, of Casey, died at 9:49 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at his home (Smithville) surrounded by his loving and dedicated family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, at Casey White Oak Church of God with Pastors Steve Willis, Tom Toner, Kenny Inman and Rick Emrich officiating. Burial will follow in the Vernon Addition Cemetery (Washington Street Cemetery) Casey. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday evening at Casey White Oak Church of God, 3305 E. 1000th Rd., Casey, IL 62420.

Memorial donations may be made to Casey White Oak Church of God, 3305 E 1000th Rd, Casey, IL 62420 or American Cancer Society, 675 E Linton Ave, Springfield, IL 62703.

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



Johann Sammons

Johann Sammons, 83, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 6:35 a.m. (EST) on Monday, September 25, 2017, at the Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 28, at the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock. 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.



Florence Schlosser

Mrs. Florence T. Schlosser, age 81, of Robinson, Ill., passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 12:45 a.m. at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday September 29, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Jared Henry officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow funeral services in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Spay and Neuter foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Clifford Bailey

Clifford "Cliff" Leroy Bailey, 76, of rural Flat Rock, Ill., died at 11:50 p.m. Monday, September 25, 2017, at Carle Hospital, Urbana, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 on Saturday, September 30, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, at the funeral home, with Pastor Lee Gurley officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Hebron Baptist Church or to the Crawford County Spay & Neuter Foundation, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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



Wallace Cooksey

Wallace R. Cooksey, 87, of Oblong, Ill., formerly of Palestine, Ill., passed away at 4:50 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at his residence in Oblong, Ill.

Celebration of Wallace's Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Homes in Hutsonville, Ill. Burial will follow in Hutsonville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Homes in Hutsonville, Ill. In lieu of flowers the family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Tractor and Engine Association 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 Homes Oblong, IL is in charge of arrangements.



Lois Watts

Lois Rose Watts, 89, Cherokee Village, Ark., died at 6:25 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehab, Ash Flat, Ark., of a cerebral infraction.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Robinson New Cemetery. Honorariums can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.






Tuesday, September 26, 2017

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
Christopher Lowe

Christopher Dwayne Lowe, 36, of Palestine, Ill., died Tuesday, September 12, 2017, of an undiagnosed heart condition.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A memorial service will immediately follow and will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Following the memorial service, a carry-in dinner will be held in the Pioneer Room, located at Palestine Village Hall. Burial will take place in the Palestine Cemetery at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Palestine Academic Foundation, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Betty Ochs

Betty J. Ochs, 87, Newton, died at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at Helia Healthcare in Olney.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Ste. Marie, with Fr. Dean Probst and Fr. Robert Spriggs. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie. Visitation will be held Sunday, Sept. 17, and ½ hour before mass in church. Memorials may be made to the Master's Hands 104 S. Van Buren Street Newton, Illinois 62448 or St. Mary's Church 112 Embarras Street Ste. Marie, Illinois 62459. Arrangements are under care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Betty Sheridan

Betty Jane (Hall) Sheridan, 89, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

Celebration of Betty Jane's life will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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



Geneva Cafin

Geneva Cafin, 75, of Palestine, Ill., died at 7:53 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Paul Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery. In honor of the love she had for her dogs, memorial contributions 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.



Ernest Crouch

Mr. Ernest R. "Ernie" Crouch, age 90 of Hutsonville, Ill., died at 1 p.m. Friday September 15, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital following an apparent stroke.

There will be a Memorial Service held at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hutsonville Historical Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Bobby Higgins

Mr. Bobby B. Higgins, age 82, of Robinson, Ill., died at 3:42 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017, at his residence following several months of failing health.

The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Raymond Warfel officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 19, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Interment will follow funeral services in Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill. Full military rites will be provided by VFW Post 4549, E.M. Coulter Post 69, American Legion and Marine Corps League 546.

Memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice in care of Good Samaritan Hospital, 520 South 7th Street, Vincennes, IN 47591, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Dorothy Green

Dorothy Louise Green, 87, of Robinson, Ill., died at 3:11 a.m. on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be held in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Tucker Knoblett

Tucker Knoblett, 27, of Robinson, Ill., died at 10:20 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 21, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of Tucker's life will immediately follow and will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Pastor Tim Watson will officiate the service. The family requests that in memory of Tucker, friends and family should come dressed like him: wearing a concert t-shirt, jeans, and flip-flops.

In honor of the love he had for his dog, Bear, 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.



Elaine Siler

Mrs. Elaine Siler, age 77 of Flat Rock, Ill., passed away at 4:07 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.

The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017, at Pearl Chapel Methodist Church, rural Flat Rock, Ill., with Dr. Fred White officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 20, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Pearl Chapel Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lincolnland Hospice or Pearl Chapel Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home and at the church.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



William Schwartz

William Lee Schwartz, 64, Chicago, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in New York, New York.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, 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 one hour before the mass. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.



Jeremy Shane "Gump" Griffin

Jeremy Shane "Gump" Griffin, 40, of Robinson, IL, died at 10:20 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 22, at the Hutsonville Cemetery with Rev. David Hyde officiating. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Jeremy Griffin Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes."



Nakita Cohoon

Nakita "Kita" Jo Cohoon, 18, of Robinson, Ill., died at 6:50 p.m. (EST) on Monday, September 18, 2017, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. In honor of Kita's love of children, memorials may be made to Riley's Children's Hospital, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Bailleah McKee

Brinda "Bailleah" Bree-Anna McKee, age 16, has gained her beautiful angel wings as of Monday, September 18, 2017, due to an automobile accident.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bailleah McKee Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Ralph Dart

Ralph Dart, 82, Oblong, died on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Evansville, Ind.

A Celebration of Ralph's Life will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, at the Oblong First Christian Church with Bro. Dee Wolf officiating. Burial will follow in the Mound Cemetery in rural Jasper County, with Military Rites being conducted by the Oblong American Legion Post 219. Visitation will be from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the First Christian Church, Oblong, or the Oblong Antique Tractor and Engine Club with envelopes at the church or may be mailed to the Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449. Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL is in charge of arrangements.



Dorothy Isenburg

Dorothy Erlene Isenburg, 90, of Phoenix, Ariz., died June 26, 2017, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Private family services were held with burial in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.




Monday, September 18, 2017

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
Jerry Dale Stephens Sr.

Jerry Dale Stephens Sr., 67, of Oblong, IL, passed away Friday September 8, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.

A celebration of Jerry's life will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday September 13, 2017, at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. There will be a private family graveside service at Harmony Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Jerry D. Stephens Sr. Memorial Fund in care of Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Erna M. Malsy

Mrs. Erna M. Malsy, age 84 of West Union, IL, died Sunday September 10, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL, following emergency surgery.

There will be a Twilight Memorial service on Wednesday September 13, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with visitation from 5:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. Interment of the cremated remains will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, CT, at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Robert Lowell Powell

Robert Lowell Powell, 89, Manhattan Beach, Calif., and originally from Palestine, died Aug. 17, 2017.



Jerry Robertson

Mr. Jerry W. Robertson, age 76 of Sapulpa, Okla., formerly of Annapolis, Ill., area, passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at his residence following a long battle with cancer.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. noon at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Randy Nave officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, September 16, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. noon at the funeral home. Interment will follow funeral services in the Olive Branch Cemetery, rural Martinsville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Olive Branch Church, envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Dorris Leffler

Dorris Douglas 'Doug' Leffler, 103, Newton, retired state employee, died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Newton Care Center, Newton.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, Illinois, with Mike Knepper officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Newton Athletic Booster Club.



Betty Sheridan

Betty Jane (Hall) Sheridan, 89, Oblong, died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong.

She was married to G. Keith Sheridan, Oblong.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.




Monday, September 18, 2017

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 4, 2017
Harold Sexton

Harold Julius Sexton, 85, of Robinson, IL died at 6:55 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital Vincennes, IN.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Masonic services will be given by the Robinson Masonic Lodge #250 following the visitation and will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 7, at the New Hope Baptist Church in Robinson. Burial will follow in the Hardinville Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post #4549, American Legion Post #69, Marine Corps League Det #546 and the Flat Rock American Legion Post #132. Brother Gene Ellis will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to the Oblong Christian Children's Home, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Rita Harlen Tohill

Rita Harlen Tohill, 74, of Flat Rock, IL, died at 3:23 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017, at River Care Center in Oblong, IL.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 8. at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. CST (2:00 p.m. EST) at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Vincennes, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to any Flat Rock-area church of the donor's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Wanda Jane Walton

Wanda Jane Walton, 86, of Flat Rock, IL, died at 6:16 a.m. on Friday, September 1, 2017, at the South Campus of the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, IL.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock with Bro. Dwayne Sovdi officiating the service. Burial will follow at the Jones Cemetery in Flat Rock. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Mona Diane Ramsey

Mona Diane Ramsey, 65, of Palestine, IL, died at 5:35 a.m. on Monday, September 4, 2017, at Aperion Care in Bridgeport, IL.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 10, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A memorial service will follow and will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Watson officiating the service.

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



John Michael Stewart

John Michael "Mike" Stewart, 65, Robinson, died at 12:39 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4, 2017. in his home.

Stewart will be cremated without a public service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Donna June Mullen

Donna June Mullen, formerly known as Donna June Lewis, 68, Newton and formerly of Effingham, died at 8:25 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Services celebrating Mullen's life are 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, at the First Baptist Church in Bogota, Garry Hostettler officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service. Private burial will be in the Honey Cemetery in Bogota.

Memorials may be made to the Meyer Funeral Home, 307 W. Jourdan Street Newton, Illinois 62448. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Rosemary Guyer

Mrs. Rosemary (Dennis) Guyer, 101, of Hutsonville, IL, died Monday September 4, 2017, at 1:10 PM at The Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL, surrounded by her loving family, following several years of deteriorating health.

The funeral service for Rosemary will be held 10:30 am Saturday September 9, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson, IL. Visitation will be held Friday September 8, 2017, from 4:00 p.m.. to 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson. Interment will follow funeral services in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, IL.

Memorial contributions may be given to The Rosemary Guyer Agricultural Scholarship Fund, Comm Unit #1, or to the Residents' Activity Fund at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL, with envelopes being provided at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Duane A. Wakefield

Duane A. Wakefield (AKA Gabe, Big D or D.A.) passed away surrounded by family on August 29, 2017, in Terre Haute, Indiana at the age of 84.

Graveside services were held on Friday, September 1 at Rosedale Cemetery in Rosedale, IN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gold Coast Greyhound Adoptions of Gainesville, Florida, (www.goldcoastgreyhoundsgainesville.com) or Hospice of the Wabash Valley of Terre Haute, Indiana (800-844-7610 or 812-232-7611).



John H. Miller

John H. Miller, 83, of Oblong, IL passed away at 9:13 A.M. on Wednesday June 14, 2017, in Robinson, IL.

A casual gathering of family and friends to Celebrate John's life will be held Saturday September 9, 2017, at the St. Valentine Hall, rural Jasper County, IL. from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Music Boosters. Envelopes available at the St. Valentine Hall or may be sent to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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



Vickie J. Wilson

Vickie Jeannine Wilson, 65, of Robinson, IL, died at 7:50 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, peacefully in her home, following a brave and hard-fought battle with cancer.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 8, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the church, with burial following in the Palestine Cemetery. Pastor Mathew Jukola will be officiating the services. Memorials may be made to the Crawford Humane Society, with memorial envelopes available at the church.

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



Nolan Rinker

On September 5, 2017, after 1,449 adorable days, Nolan Rinker passed away peacefully in his mother's arms.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 9, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of Nolan's life will follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Shane Bopp officiating the service. In lieu of flowers, the family is encouraging a monetary donation to The Parker Lee Project or Ronald McDonald House, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

For more information, to share a memory or condolence online, or for links to the designated memorials, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Thomas Junior Headlee

Thomas Junior Headlee, 54, of Carmi passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017, at his residence.

Funeral services for Thomas Junior Headlee, 54, of Carmi will be at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 7, 2017, at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Pastor Chris Marsh officiating. Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made in Tom's memory to Cops and Kids Christmas in Carmi and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.



John Michael "Mike" Stewart

John Michael "Mike" Stewart, 65, of Robinson, IL, died at 12:39 pm on Monday, September 4, 2017 in his home.

Mike will be cremated without a public service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



"Millie" Huffer-Buescher

Mildred "Millie" M. Huffer-Buescher, 100, formerly of Vincennes, passed away September 5, 2017, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, IL.

Friends may visit with the family from 10:00 to 12:00 (EDT) on Saturday, at the Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 12:00 (EDT) at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ or the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family through gardnerbrockman.com.



Keith Lamb

Mr. Keith Lamb, age 88 of Robinson, IL, died Wednesday September 6, 2017, at 10:35 AM at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, IL, following a several years of failing health.

Public Funeral Services will be Monday September 11, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Bro. Alvin Neidigh officiating. There will be a private family visitation preceding the service. Burial will follow funeral services in the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, IL.

Military graveside rites will be provided by EM Coulter Post #69, American Legion; VFW Post #4549 and Marine Corps League #546.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Wanda Boffer

Wanda Boffer, age 78, passed away September 5, 2017.

Per Wanda's wishes, there will be no services. Interment will be at Ascension Cemetery in Libertyville, IL. Memorials in her memory can be made to Our Lady of Humility food pantry. The Congdon Funeral Home at 3012 Sheridan Road in Zion, IL, is assisting the family with services. Please visit the online guestbook at www.congdonfuneralhome.com.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

WEEK OF AUGUST 28, 2017
Mary Elizabeth Schmidt

Mary Elizabeth "Bette" Schmidt, 89, of Columbia, Mo., formerly of Robinson, Ill., died August 24, 2017, at The Neighborhoods by TigerPlace in Columbia.

It was Bette's wish to have private family services. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Oblong Christian Children's Home, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Richard Price

Richard Winston Price, 90, of Robinson, Ill., passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

Pursuant to Richard's wish, cremation rights have been accorded. A private family service will be held at a later date.

Expressions 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. 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Alberta Smithenry

Alberta C. Smithenry, 95, Newton, died at 5:07 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the church and one hour before the mass in church. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas School or Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



Clema Stephens

Clema Stephens, 90, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Ecumen Seasons Retirement Community in Maplewood, Minn. Clema was formerly a resident of La Porte, Ind., where she lived for 70 years.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. (CST) Saturday, September 2, 2017, at Door Village United Methodist Church, La Porte, Ind. Burial will take place following the service at Door Village Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. (CST) on Friday, September 1, 2017, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center in La Porte, Ind.; and also from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Saturday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Door Village United Methodist Church, 3502 Joliet Road, La Porte, IN 46350.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com.



Arthur Good Jr.

Arthur Good, Jr. 85, of Atwood, Ill., passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, at his residence.

Celebration of Life service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the Southern Baptist Church in Sullivan, Ill., with Pastor Dan Lusk officiating. Visitation was held on hour befre the service at the church. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home in Atwood, assisted the family with arrangements.

Three Navy personnel were present at the funeral and had a part in the service, at which time taps were played, and the folded flag presented to Arthur's sons.



Ruth Beard

Ruth A. Beard, 87 of Robinson, Ill., died at 9:35 p.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017, at Magnolia Center in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, at the funeral home. A committal service will follow at Robinson New Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, with memorial envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



De Veau Oliver

DeVeau H. Oliver, 88, O'Fallon, formerly of Oblong, died at 5:17 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, at Cedar Ridge Healthcare Center in Lebanon.

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

Kalmer Memorial Services in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.



Carmen Stone

Carmen Stone, 78, of Palestine, Ill., died at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in the comfort of her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A memorial service will follow and will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Watson officiating the service. Memorial contributions may be made 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.



William Sparks

William Alfred "Bill" Sparks, 92, of Palestine, Ill., died at 9:37 a.m. on Thursday, August 31, 2017, at his home in Palestine, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 5, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. A graveside service will follow at the Oak Grove 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. Memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight, Inc., which helps transport veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 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.



Harold Sexton

Harold Sexton, 85, of Robinson, IL, died at 6:55 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7. at the New Hope Baptist Church in Robinson. Burial will follow in the Hardinville Cemetery.



Wanda Walton

Wanda Walton, 86, Flat Rock, died at 6:16 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at the United Methodist Village.

A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at the funeral home, with burial following in the Jones Cemetery.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

WEEK OF AUGUST 21, 2017
Lois Miller

Lois M. "Marie" Fairgrief Miller, age 79, of West Lafayette, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, in her residence.

Friends may call 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017, followed by the service at 12 p.m. at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to American Alzheimer Association or Community Cancer Network. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com



Florence Cawood

Florence Jean Cawood, 92, La Porte, Ind., died at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug . 16, 2017, at Franciscan Communities Hospice, Michigan City, Ind.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Jones Cemetery in rural Flat Rock, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements.



Monica Wright

Mrs. Monica Lynn Wright, age 54 of Robinson, Ill., passed away at 2:20 a.m. EST Monday, August 21, 2017, at Springhill Village Nursing Home, Terre Haute, Ind., following several months of battling cancer.

The funeral service will be Saturday August 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastors Rick and Ruth Ramey officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ark of the Covenant Charity Soup Kitchen, Robinson, Ill.; with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Maude Montgomery

Mrs. Maude B. Montgomery, age 88, of Champaign, Ill., and formerly of Robinson, Ill., passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at 12:40 p.m. at Illini Heritage Rehab and Health Care, Champaign, Ill., following many months of declining health.

The funeral service will be Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with visitation from 12:00 noon until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Robinson Public Library Foundation, Robinson, Ill., or the Crawford County Humane Society, Robinson, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Darrel Ray Rice

Darrel Ray Rice, 60, of Palestine, Ill., died at 2:52 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Ill., following a hard-fought battle with cancer.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 28, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, at the funeral home, with burial following in the Grand Prairie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Riley Hospital for Children, with memorial envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

WEEK OF AUGUST 14, 2017
Clara Waldrop

Clara A. Waldrop, 99, of Palestine, Ill., died 5:50 a.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, at the Palestine Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the services. 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.



Mary Green

Mary E. Green, 81, of Palestine, Ill., died at 4:07 a.m. (EST) on Monday, August 14, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with burial following in the Waggoner Cemetery, rural Chauncey, Ill. Pastor Karen Russell will officiate the services.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church's Summer Reading Program, with checks made payable to the "Palestine First Presbyterian 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.



Dolores Burcham

Dolores A. Burcham went peacefully to be with the Lord on July 24, 2017, at the age of 82, in San Antonio, Texas surrounded by loved-ones.

A memorial service will be held on August 19, at 11:00 a.m. at Roselawn Funeral Home. Delores will be laid to rest with her husband in Roselawn Memorial Park. The family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of MC of New Braunfels for their exceptional care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity in Dolores' honor. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.roselawnfuneralhome.net



Scott Reeter

Scott Reeter, 55, Robinson, died Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., following a battle with cancer.

It was his family's wish for Scott to be cremated with no public services. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Robert Billingsly

Bob "Bevo" Billingsly, 75, of Robinson, Ill., died at 2:32 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Masonic services will immediately follow and will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22, at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. A graveside service will follow at 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.

To help fund the granite monument of Abraham Lincoln that is to be erected on Main Street in Palestine in memory of Bevo, memorials may be made to "Bevo's Lincoln Memorial Fund", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Myra Lou Goff

Myra Lou Goff, 74, of Robinson, Ill., peacefully passed away at 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 15, 2017, in the comfort of her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Judy Williams officiating the service.

Memorial contributions may be made 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.



Josephine Dennis

Mrs. Josephine S. Dennis, 97, of Galesburg, Illinois, died at 6:37 p.m. Sunday, August 13, 2017, at Seminary Manor.

Memorial Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Pastor Mary Runge will officiate. Cremation will be accorded. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Harbor Light Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.



Mildred Correll

Mildred Marie Correll, 99, formerly of rural Robinson, IL, and Palestine, IL, died peacefully on Monday, August 14, 2017, at Brookdale Castleton in Indianapolis, IN.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 21, at the funeral home, with burial following in Oak Grove Cemetery. Bro. Joe Griffith will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Grand Prairie Church or to the National Library Service, a free Braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents reading or holding the printed page. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of the arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



James Allison

Mr. James Steven "Steve" Allison, age 61 of Hutsonville, Ill., died at 5:57 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following an apparent heart attack at his home.

There will be direct cremation with a Graveside Service in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill., at a later date.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.




Wednesday, August 16, 2017


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