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December 14, 2019


WEEK OF DECEMBER 9, 2019
Boomer Ryan Pimentel

Boomer Ryan Pimentel, 62, Bridgeport, died suddenly on Nov. 29, 2019, in Bridgeport.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson with Pastor Phil Boyd officiating. Burial will be held at a later time at the Mound Cemetery.



Harold "Butch" Kemper

Harold Eugene "Butch" Kemper, 69, Danville, and formerly of Casey, died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville.

Celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Plum Grove Church, 1851 County Road 900 N Greenup, with a meal to follow. Memorials may be made to the Meyer Funeral Home, 115 East Lincoln Drive, Greenup, IL 62428. Arrangements are under care of the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup.



Lorenus "Larry" Baker

Larry Baker, 84, Robinson, Ill., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away surrounded by loved ones Sunday December 8, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

Celebration of Larry's Life will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill., with Rev. George Sells officiating. Burial will follow in the White Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

An expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the South Side Christian Church in Robinson, Ill. Envelopes will be at the Celebration 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.

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



Alex Quinn

Alexander Lee Quinn, 67, of Robinson, Ill., died at 8:35 p.m. (EST) on Monday, December 9, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date. His family requests that donations be made to one of the following organizations: St. Vincent House, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ("ASPCA"), Crawford County Humane Society, Texas Children's Hospital NICU. 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.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

WEEK OF DECEMBER 2, 2019
Max Dale Musgrave

Max D. Musgrave, 79, Oblong, IL passed away Saturday November 30, 2019 at his home in Oblong surrounded by his family.

An Open House Celebration of Max's life will be held at the Crawford County Forest Preserve on Rte. 33 East of Oblong, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please dress casually, pearl snap shirts if you have one.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincolnland Hospice, who has made Max's final days more comfortable. Envelopes will be at the Celebration but can also 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



Glenn Dean Bond

Glenn Dean Bond, age 85, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 3:06 a.m. Friday, November 29, 2019, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Illinois.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, Illinois, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Brockville Cemetery in rural Newton, Illinois, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2019, at the Meyer Funeral Home and from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the funeral home. In loving memory of Dean, memorials may be made to the C.A.N. Memorial Foundation for Autism. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Annette Bergbower

Annette M. "Anita" Bergbower, age 101, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Newton Care Center in Newton, Illinois.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, Illinois, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the New St. Peter Cemetery east of Newton, Illinois. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the church. There will also be visitation 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. Thursday, before the mass in church. In loving memory of Anita, memorials may be made to St. Thomas School in Newton, Illinois. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Linda S. Miller

Linda S. Miller, 70, of Robinson, Ill., died at 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in the comfort of her home.

It was Linda's wish to be cremated without a public service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to "Riley Children's Hospital" or to "St. Jude Children's Research Hospital", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Carolyn Osborn

Carolyn Lynn Osborn, 58, Oblong, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 at her residence.

Celebration of Lynn's life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong. Burial will follow in Shire Cemetery rural Oblong. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 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 Lynn Osborn Memorial Fund c/o Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. Envelopes will be at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 61449.



Byron Brumfiel

Byron Nicholas Brumfiel, 38, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 at his residence.

The funeral will be Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation is also Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until the service hour of 6:00 p.m.

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



Mary Lou Bloemker

Mary Lou Bloemker, 84, Newton, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Funeral services celebrating Mary Lou's life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Rev. Stephen Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Ministerial Association.



Boomer Ryan Pimentel

Boomer Ryan Pimentel, 62, Bridgeport, formerly of Oblong, died suddenly on Nov. 29, 2019, in Bridgeport.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Glenn "Shorty" Fehrenbacher

Glenn Harlow "Shorty" Fehrenbacher, age 87, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Newton Care Center in Newton, Illinois.

Funeral services celebrating Glenn's life will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Honey Cemetery in Bogota, Illinois. Visitation will be held 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the funeral home. In loving memory of Glenn, memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Home 949 County Road 1300 N Carmi, Illinois 62821. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Edward Dhom

Edward Eugene "Ed" Dhom, age 78, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 9:12 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at home surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, Illinois, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the New St. Peter Cemetery east of Newton, Illinois. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the church. There will also be visitation 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, before the mass in church. In loving memory of Edward, memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund in Newton, Illinois. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Henry Kirts

Henry F. Kirts, 91, Oblong, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Magnolia Center in Robinson, Ill.

Funeral Mass will be at noon Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie, Ill. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie, Ill. Military Rite at the cemetery will be conducted by Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932 with envelopes at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 662449. Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at oblongfuneralhome.com.

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25, 2019
Ruth Artman

Mrs. Ruth F. Artman, age 94 of Annapolis, Ill., passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:10 a.m. at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

The Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Randy Nave officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, Ill.

Memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Artman may be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Irma Coulter

Irma Jane Coulter, 89, Crete, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice, Joliet.

Inurnment will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Oblong Township Cemetery, Oblong.



Stanley Stanley

Stanley "Stan" F. Stanley, age 75, son of Raymond and Irene (Fagan) Stanley, was born July 28, 1944 in Robinson, Ill. He entered into rest after a courageous battle with cancer on November 7, 2019 at his home in Houston, Mo., surrounded by his family.

Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston, Mo. A memorial service is planned at a later date in Robinson, Ill.



Ina Maroon

Ina F. Maroon, 81, Effingham, and formerly of Altamont, and Newton, died at 8:33 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Tom Matson officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the family.



Eugene Moore

Eugene Jackson Moore, 99, Newton, died at 7:22 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Pastor Amy Jeffries officiating. Burial will be in the Mound (Cowden) Cemetery in Cowden, with military rites. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church.



Gloria Reynolds

Gloria Reynolds, 86, of Robinson, Ill., died at 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Magnolia Center Activity Fund", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Carolyn Osborn

Carolyn Lynn Osborn, 58, rural Oblong, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 at her residence.

Arrangements are pending with the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.



Glenn Bond

Glenn Dean Bond, 85, Newton, died at 3:06 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18, 2019
Elizabeth Atkinson

Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Atkinson, 69, Newton, died at 2:32 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Mike Knepper and Scottie Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Baylor Elizabeth Sparks education fund c/o Lisa Turner 204 Sycamore Street, Newton, Illinois 62448.



William Ford

William 'Bill' D. Ford, age 79, of Flat Rock, Illinois passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Illinois.

A service of remembrance will be conducted on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. The family requests casual dress. Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society.

A meal will be provided at the Birds Free Methodist Fellowship Hall on Friday at 2:00 p.m. for friends and family.

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



Rosemary Linton

Rosemary (Higginbotham) Thompson Linton, 77, Marshall, died on Nov. 19, 2019, at Willowbrook Care Facility in Marshall.

A time of visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the West Union Christian Church. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the church with burial following in the Ohio Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the "West Union Christian Church", "Lake Ridge Christian Church", or to "Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch". Envelopes will be available at the church. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union is in charge of arrangements.



Ruby Colcord

Ruby "Erlene" Weck Colcord of North Baltimore, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the age of 95 surrounded by loved ones.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, Ind. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice, Blanchard Valley Health System, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, OH 45840.

To share an online condolence with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.



Elsie Darlene Gray

Elsie Darlene Gray, 75, Saucier, Miss., died on Nov. 12, 2019.

Visitation was held Friday, Nov. 15, at Saucier United Methodist Church. Funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 16, at the church. Private burial was held Monday, Nov. 18, at the Biloxi National Cemetery. Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport, Miss., in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11, 2019
Kent McConnell

Kent McConnell, 66, of Hobart, Tasmania - Australia, died on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his immediate family.

It was Kent's wish for no funeral and to be cremated. A private family service was conducted in Hobart on Tuesday, November 12.



Larry Macey

Larry Joe Macey, 76, Martinsville, died at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 at his home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at St. Mary Catholic Parish Church, 414 S. Sixth St., Marshall, with Father Augustine Koomson officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Marshall, with graveside military rites by Casey VFW and Martinsville American Legion. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Greenwell Funeral Home, 30 N. Washington St., Martinsville.

Memorial donations may be made to Lincolnland Hospice, 1004 Health Center Dr., Mattoon, IL 61938; St. Mary Catholic Parish Church, 414 S. Sixth St., Marshall, IL 62441 or Martinsville Fire Department, 8 S. Union St., Martinsville, IL 62442.



Joy Gaddis

Joy Lynn Gaddis, 34, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019 at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of Joy's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 at the funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Joy Gaddis Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home. Envelopes will be available 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.



Janet Pankonien

Janet Marie Pankonien, 66, of Palestine, Ill., died at 2:20 p.m. (EST) on November 11, 2019, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday with Pastor Scott Mendenhall officiating the service. Cremation will follow, with burial at a later date in the Palestine Cemetery. In honor of her love of animals, 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.



Rosa Smith

Rosa M. Smith, 80, Robinson, died at 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 11, 2019, at Cotillion Ridge in Robinson.

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



Alice (Bradbury) Osborne

Alice Laurabelle (Bradbury) Osborne, 79, of Villa Grove, Ill., passed away November 11, 2019 at her home.

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 15 at the United Methodist Church in Villa Grove. Funeral Services will be Saturday at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Villa Grove with Pastor Sandi Hire officiating. Burial will be at the Villa Grove Centennial Cemetery. Arrangements are made by Joines Funeral Home.



Courtnie Wheeler

Courtnie Leigh Wheeler, 41, of Springfield, Ill., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.

Celebration of Courtnie's Life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the First Christian Church in Oblong. Private family burial. Visitation will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong American Legion Post 219, or the Oblong American Legion Post 219 Auxiliary with envelopes available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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



Billy Lindsay

Billy Lindsay, 87, of Flat Rock, IL, died at 4:27 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at his son's home in Lawrenceville, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 17 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 18 at the funeral home with his cousin, Pastor Rex Seitzinger officiating the service. During the service, friends and family will have the opportunity to share some of their favorite memories of Billy. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, the Robinson American Legion Post 69, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132.

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans, "DAV", a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Jackie "Jack" Ragsdale

Jackie "Jack" Douglas Ragsdale, 92, Wheeler, died at 10:28 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, at home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Brother Rick Britton officiating. Burial will be in the Kibler Cemetery in rural Newton, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Fairview Christian Church or Oblong Children's Home.



Melissa Redmon

Melissa Faye Hendrixson Redmon, 53 of Vincennes, Ind., went to her heavenly home on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.

There will be a visitation on Sunday, November 17, 2019 from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Fredrick and Son McClure-UttFuneral Home, Vincennes Chapel. With a funeral following on Monday at 10:00 a.m. conducted by Pastor Mike Hickman also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Please make memorial contributions to the family of Melissa to assist in defraying funeral expenses. You may leave the family an online condolence at www.fredrickandson.com.



Rosa Smith

Rosa M. Smith, 80, Robinson, died at 4:45 p.m. Nov. 11, 2019, at Cotillion Ridge in Robinson.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, with Rev. Paul Gray officiating. An hour of visitation will precede the service. Burial will be in the Bailiff Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to her memorial fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes".



Betty Lee Dryden

Betty Lee Dryden, 87, Newton, died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at the First Baptist Church in Newton, with Pastor Steve Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Chapel Cemetery in rural Newton. Visitation will be held 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the service. Memorials may be made to The 700 Club Orphan's Promise. Arrangements are in the care of Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 4, 2019
Terry McDaniel

Terry McDaniel, 80, of Palestine, Ill., died on October 31, 2019, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 2 at Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 3 at the funeral home, with Pastor Tom Akers officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Now Program", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Leonard Meeks

Leonard Allen Meeks, 58, of Robinson, Ill., died on November 1, 2019.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5 at Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Good Samaritan Cancer Pavilion", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Sara Meyer

Sara Jane Meyer, 80, Dieterich, died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 5, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bishop Creek, (rural Dieterich) with Fr. Frank Folino celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich. Memorials may be made to the Sara Meyer family to be used for a memorial of their choice.



Gerald Goodwin

Gerald Leon Goodwin, 79, died at 3:37 p.m. on Oct. 27, 2019 in Cebu, Philippines.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at Bellair Cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Helen Murphy

Helen Louise Murphy, 90, Robinson, died on November 2, 2019, at Marshall Rehabilitation and Nursing in Marshall.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Robinson New Cemetery, with Pastor Jerry McDaniel officiating the service. Arrangements are with Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Katherine Smith-Mundhenk

Mrs. Katherine B. "Bernice" Smith Mundhenk, age 94 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11:20 p.m. at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Jeff Monroney officiating. Visitation will be Friday, November 8, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Kirk Cemetery, rural Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Prior Grove Baptist Church or Meals on Wheels with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Donna Gorrell

Donna Marie Gorrell, 81, Newton, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at the Newton Care Center in Newton.

Funeral services celebrating Donna's life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Brother Larry Matson officiating. Burial will be in the Honey Cemetery in Bogota. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital.



Donald Maulding

Donald "Dyno" Myron Maulding, 74, Casey, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 at Charleston Rehab and Health Care Center in Charleston.

A celebration of life will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Casey White Oak Church of God, located 3305 E. 1000th Rd. in Casey.

Arrangements are under the care of Meyer Funeral Home-Bishop Chapel, Greenup.



Robert Lehmann

Robert A. "Bob" Lehmann, 70, of Oblong, Ill., died on November 5, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

It was Bob's wish to be cremated without public services. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of cremation arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Dale Ivan Dillier

Dale Ivan Dillier, 90, Greenup, died at 5:36 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Graveside services with full military rites will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at the Greenup Cemetery, Pastor Roger James officiating. Memorials may be made to the Greenup Township Library. Arrangements are in the care of Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel, Greenup, . The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.




Tuesday, November 5, 2019

WEEK OF OCTOBER 28, 2019
Helen Highsmith Burleson

Helen Highsmith Burleson, 97, of Dixon, Ill., died Friday, October 25, 2019, at Pinecrest Memory Terrace in Mt. Morris, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, at Goodwine Funeral Homes in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, at the funeral home, with Pastor J.D. Branson and Harold Locke officiating the service. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to "Jones Cemetery", "the First United Methodist Church in Dixon, IL" or "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.



Judith Birchfield

Judith "Judy" Birchfield, 66, West York, died Oct. 27, 2019, in the comfort of her home, after several years of continues health complications.

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



Dale Carter

Marvin Dale Carter, 68, Rose Hill, and Barefoot, Fla., died at 9:43 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family and friends.

Services celebrating Dale's life will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, with Virgil Cisney officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Meyer Funeral Home-Bishop Chapel in Greenup. Memorials may be made to St. Jude. Arrangements are under the care of Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Dorothy Jean Osborn

Dorothy Jean Osborn, 89, of Robinson, died October 29, 2019, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to "St. Jude's Children's Hospital" or "the First Baptist Church of Hutsonville", with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Virginia Mikeworth

Mrs. Virginia G. "Ginny" Mikeworth, age 83 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Timber Creek Village Assisted Living, Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

The funeral service will be Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Celebrant Christopher Dewitt officiating. Visitation will be Monday November 4, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment of cremated remains will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill., at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the BPO Elks 1188 Christmas Basket Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Clella Gowin

Clella Lucille Gowin, 85, Newton, died at 7:39 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, with Rick Britton officiating. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are under the care of Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Fred Sanders

Fred Sanders, 64, of Hutsonville, Ill., passed away Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 at Greenup, Ill.

Services in honor of his life will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Pearce Funeral Home, Greenup, with Pastor Tim Duke officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine. Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences can be left at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Terry McDaniel

Terry McDaniel, 80, Palestine, died October 31, 2019, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 at Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.



Sara Meyer

Sara J. Meyer, 80, Dieterich, died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

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

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

WEEK OF OCTOBER 21, 2019
Nancy Fuller

Mrs. Nancy S. Fuller, age 83 of Palestine, Ill., died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care (Cotillion Ridge) in Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

The funeral service will be Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Judy Williams officiating. Visitation will be Saturday October 26, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund at Otterbein United Methodist Church, 604 East Pine Street, Robinson, IL with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Dennis Rush Harrison

Dennis Rush Harrison, 72, Palestine, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

A time of visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Phillip Bilyeu officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Leroy Schackmann

LeRoy Edward Schackmann, 65, Newton, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at his home, surrounded by family.

A eulogy celebrating LeRoy's life will be read at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, in Newton, Illinois. Mass of Christian Burial will follow with Father Dean Probst, celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the church. Memorials may be given to St. Thomas School or HSHS St. Anthony Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Art "Mick" Merrick

Arthur "Mick" Merrick, 86, Robinson, died on October 20, 2019, in the comfort of his home.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to "Shriners Hospitals for Children", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Richard Adams

Richard Paul Adams, 85, of Robinson, Illinois, died on October 20, 2019, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 24 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 25 at the funeral home with Rev. Judy Williams officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein United Methodist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Joy White

Joy Elaine White, 77, Robinson, died on October 20, 2019, at Casey Health Care Center in Casey.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. with burial following in the Palestine Cemetery. Pastor George Meese will be officiating the service. In honor of her love of cats, memorial contributions may be made to the "Crawford County Humane Society", with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

WEEK OF OCTOBER 14, 2019
Wilma Lytle

Wilma Lytle, 89, of Robinson, Ill., died at 9:10 a.m. (EST) on October 11, 2019, at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 16 at the funeral home with Rev. Jerry McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Leukemia Foundation" or the "American Diabetes Association", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Rex McGehee

Rex D. McGehee, 84, Oblong, Ill., died on Friday, October 11, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

Celebration of Rex's Life will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at the Oblong First Christian Church 206 North Range St Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Oblong American Legion Post 219. Visitation will be Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to either the Oblong Food Bank or Oblong First Christian Church. Envelopes will be at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL.

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

Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong is in charge of arrangement.



Lorena Weger White

Lorena "Renie" Adair Weger White, 86, of Robinson, Illinois, died at 11:51 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019, at Willowbrook Memory Support Residence in Effingham, Ill.

A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, at the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Alzhiemers Association" or the "Lorena A. Weger White and J. Donald White Foundation". For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Charlotte Bennett

Charlotte Louise (Smith) Bennett, 97, of Oblong passed away on Monday, October 7, 2019 at Helia Health Care in Olney, Ill.

Celebration of Charlotte's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, Oblong, Ill. Burial will be in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens next to her husband Silas A. Bennett in Schereville, Ind. There will be No Visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that an expression of sympathy take the form of a contribution to ALS Association-Greater Chicago Chapter. Envelopes will be available 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.



Florence "Flo" Henderson

Florence "Flo" Henderson, 88, of Robinson, died Sept. 15, 2019, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at the Kirk Cemetery, rural Robinson. Following the graveside, the family invites everyone to gather back at the old Flo's Restaurant, now known as "TJs", to continue celebrating what she has meant to us over dinner. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the "Palestine Public Library", or to the donor's choice, with envelopes available at the funeral home and cemetery.



Maurice Wernz

Maurice Albert Wernz, 96, West Union, died at 11:27 a.m. Oct. 17, 2019, at Marshall Rehabilitation and Nursing in Marshall.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the funeral home with Steve Dolson officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the "West Union First Baptist Church", with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Nancy Fuller

Nancy S. Fuller, 83, Palestine, died at 11:25 p.m. Thursday Oct. 17, 20019 at Heritage Healthcare (Cotillion Ridge) in Robinson, following several months of failing health.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson.



Dennis Rush Harrison

Dennis Rush Harrison, 72, Palestine, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2019, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine.




Monday, October 14, 2019

WEEK OF OCTOBER 7, 2019
Delbert Kirk

Delbert Lynn Kirk, 58, of Duncanville, Ill., died September 20, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

A Memorial Celebration of Life service to be held Friday, October 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Crawford County Forest Preserve Cabin, Stoy. The family asks in lieu of flowers to please make a donation to the either the local food pantry or ERBA homeless assistance program.



Iris May Johnson

Iris May (Meyer) Johnson, 85, Wheeler, died at 8:12 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at her home.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Iris, will held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Diane Ogdon officiating. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Dieterich School System Art Department.



Denise Hoalt

Denise Hoalt, 46, of Robinson, Ill., died unexpectedly on October 6, 2019, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 10 at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie Cemetery, rural Oblong. Memorial contributions may be made to "Arbor Rose of Robinson", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Kent Farley

Kent Leroy Farley, 77, Newton, died at 3:04 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the First Baptist Church in Newton, with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Kent L. Farley Memorial Scholarship. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Charlotte Bennett

Charlotte Bennett, 97, Oblong, died Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, at Helia Health Care, Olney.

Arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.



Gary Williamson

Gary Williamson, 67, died on October 6, 2019 at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 12 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 on Saturday with Pastor Karen Russell officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the "First Christian Church of Vienna", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.




Monday, October 14, 2019


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