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August 21, 2019


WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2019
Judy Moore

Judy Moore, 69, Oblong, died at 12:25 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at Timber Creek Village, Robinson.

Services to be held at a later date. Arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.



Rosalee Culp

Rosalee Culp, 86, Palestine, died at 3:46 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her beloved family.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at the funeral home with Reverend Lyle Culp, Jr. officiating and Reverend Lyle Culp, III assisting. Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association or to the National Kidney Foundation, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Douglas Wood

Douglas R. "Doug" Wood, age 72 of Morganfield, Ky., formerly of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 10:42 p.m. at Select Specialty Hospital, Evansville, Ind., following many months of failing health.

There will be a Gathering to Celebrate Doug's life on Friday, August 23, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Interment of the cremated remains will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Annapolis, Ill., at a later date.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Joyce Littlejohn

Joyce L. Littlejohn, 79, Palestine, died at 7:45 a.m. on Aug. 19, 2019, at Cotillion Ridge in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23 at the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, with Rev. Paul Gray officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Pilgrim Holiness Church", with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

WEEK OF AUGUST 12, 2019
Dean Stephens

Mr. Charles "Dean" Stephens, age 82 of Robinson, Ill., and formerly of the Annapolis, Ill., area died Friday, August 9, 2019 at 1:45 a.m. at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Robinson, Ill., following several years of Parkinson's Dementia.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill., with Pastor Reid Louderman and Pastor Bill Wilkinson officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill. Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to HSHS Home Care and Hospice c/o St. Anthony Hospital, Effingham, Ill., or Hutsonville First Christian Church with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Jane Shillington

Jane Shillington (nee Seed) ended her several-years-long fight with cancer and quietly passed away at the age of 82 on August 5 in Downers Grove.

In lieu of flowers, we urge you to plant a flower and keep the memory of our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin, and friend alive. If you are so inclined to make a donation in her memory, Jane particularly enjoyed reading and of late audio books; she was a regular patron of the Downers Grove Public Library.

Memorial Visitation Saturday, August 24, 11 am - 1 pm at Adams-Winterfield Sullivan Funeral Home, 4343 Main St, Downers Grove.



Erma Jean Purcell

Erma Jean Purcell, 90, McLeansboro, formerly of Robinson, died at 7 a.m. Aug. 11, 2019 at Wabash Christian Village in Carmi.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the Robinson New Cemetery, with Rev. Tom Akers officiating. The Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson in charge of arrangements.



Augusta Hale

Mrs. Augusta B. L. Hale, age 100 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 8:15 a.m. at Heritage Health & Rehabilitation, Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

Memorial services for Mrs. Augusta B.L. Hale will be held Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 12475 E. 1050th Ave., Robinson, Ill. Phone number 618-562-8517. Friends may call at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Robinson from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. Interment of the cremated remains will take place in Resurrection Park Cemetery, Lansing, New York at a later date.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.

Local arrangements provided by Pulliam Funeral Homes & Crematory, Robinson.



Josef William Kelm

Josef William Kelm, 29, Navarre, Fla., formerly of Flat Rock, died at 9:05 p.m. July 3, 2019 at his home of ALS.

Funeral servce will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Oblong First Christian Church.



Leon Mikeworth

Leon Mikeworth, 89, of Robinson, Ill., died on Sunday, August 11, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Phil Young officiating. Burial will be in the Pearl Chapel Cemetery, New Hebron, 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. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hebron Christian School, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Bernyce Coleman

Mrs. Bernyce C. Coleman, age 99 of Hutsonville, Ill., died Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 3:37 a.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following an apparent heart attack earlier in the week.

Funeral services will be Sunday August 18, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill., with Pastor Jay Regennitter officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, August 18, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill. Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hutsonville Community Club or to the First United Methodist Church, Robinson, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.


Monday, August 12, 2019

WEEK OF AUGUST 5, 2019
Diana Lee Pierson

Diana Lee Pierson, 76, of Palestine, Illinois, died Friday, August 2, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana after an extended period of declining health.

Graveside services and burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, at the Pleasant View Cemetery (rural Palestine, IL), with Karren Greene officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Diana's name to Palestine Grade School's Lunch Fund for Needy Students, with checks made payable to "Palestine Grade School." 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.



Marjorie A. Raley

Marjorie Raley, age 89, of Terre Haute, IN, formerly of Robinson, IL, passed away at 10:00 a.m. (EST) on Friday, August 2, 2019.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:30-11:00 a.m. (Central Time) Saturday, August 10, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. (Central Time) on Saturday with Rev. Tom Akers officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Leland Woods

Leland Willard "Ding" Woods, age 102, of Newton, Illinois, passed away 1:05 p.m. Saturday, August 3, 2019, the Newton Care Center in Newton, Illinois.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, Illinois. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, Illinois, with full military rites by the Jasper Post #20 American Legion. Visitation will be held 9:00-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at the church. In loving memory of Leland, memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Alfred Rohr

Alfred Paul "Al" Rohr, 92, Olney, died at 3:50 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie, with full military rites. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Newton Rotary Club scholarship fund. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.



John Allen Chapman

John Allen Chapman, 84, of Robinson, Ill., died on Friday, August 2, 2019, at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 8, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of his life will immediately follow and be held at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home, 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. Pastor Judy Williams and his son, Brian Chapman will officiate the service. Memorial contributions may be made to either the "Wounded Warrior Project" or to the "Linda E. White Hospice House". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Zelma Bailey

Zelma Pauline Bailey, 97, of Oblong passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

Celebration of Pauline's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be held 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the organization of the donor's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

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



James Watts

James Ray Watts, 91, Anderson, Ind., died at 12:45 a.m. July 20, 2019.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Bible Chapel Church, Robinson, with Joe Griffith officiating. Honorariums may be made to Bible Chapel Church, 7244 E. 950th St., Robinson, IL 62454.



John Gompf

John L. "Jack" Gompf, Sr., age 97, passed away in Knoxville, Tenn., in the early hours of August 4, 2019.

On Saturday, August 17, at 2:00 p.m. a memorial service will be held at Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church, 7234 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909. The family also requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made in his name to Middlebrook Pike United Methodist Church.

The family would like to thank the staff at Shannondale Assisted Living Center for their loving care of Mr. Gompf.



Ralph Miller

Ralph Francis Miller, 90, Newton, died at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst and Deacon Larry Miller celebrating mass. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, at the church and 9 to 9:30 a.m. prior to the mass in the church. Burial will be in the New St. Peter Cemetery in Newton, with full military rites. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund, St. Thomas School or for Masses.

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



Dean Stephens

Charles Dean "Dean" Stephens, 82, Hutsonville, died at 1:45 a.m. Friday, August 9, 2019, at Heritage Manor/Cotillion Ridge Nursing Home in Robinson following several years of Parkinson's Dementia.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home in Hutsonville.



Augusta Hale

Augusta B. Hale, 100, Robinson, died at 8:15 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Heritage Health Care, Robinson.

Service arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home Robinson.

Monday, August 05, 2019

WEEK OF JULY 29, 2019
Donna Kent

Donna Kent, 76, of rural Palestine, Ill., died at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2019, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. In place of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the "Shriner's 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.



Jada Jo Spinner

Jada Jo Spinner, 55, of Palestine, Ill., died at 11:39 a.m. on July 24, 2019, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill., the very hospital she was born in on November 18, 1963.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30 at the Pleasant View Church, rural Palestine, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Palestine Public Library, with envelopes available at the church. 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.



Bruce Knicley

Bruce D. Knicley, 84, died.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday July 29, at Williams-Kampp Funeral Home 430 E. Roosevelt Rd. in Wheaton. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday July 30, at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery 20953 W. Hoff Rd. in Elwood, Ill.



Rosita Munson

Rosita Sue Munson, 75, of Robinson, Ill., died on July 27, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a memorial service following at 6 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Address: 12474 E 1050th Ave Robinson, Ill. Her family will be in charge of arrangements. For more information, please call (618) 544-8517.

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



Michael Clark

Michael Edward Clark, age 65, of Rose Hill, died 10:28 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Hunt City Congregational Christian Church in Hunt City, with Phil Boyd officiating. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund, PO Box 333, Newton, Illinois 62448.

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



Marion Layman

Marion Edward Layman, 76, Hidalgo, died July 28, 2019, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the John Walter Layman and Riley Paul Hart education fund.



Joan Taylor

Joan Taylor, 87, Mattoon, died 5:30 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the daughter's home in Greenup.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup, with Greg Bolt officiating. Burial will be in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to Camp New Hope.



Bernetta Williamson

Bernetta Rae Williamson, 90, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson, Illinois.

As per her wishes, she will be cremated with no visitation and a private graveside service will be held at a later date at Oak Grove Cemetery, Palestine, Illinois. 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.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

WEEK OF JULY 15, 2019
Roger Davis

Roger Wilson Davis, 91, of Trabuco Canyon, Calf., died Friday, July 12, 2019 at Magnolia Center in Robinson, Ill., after years of declining health. 

A visitation will be held Thursday, July 18, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. CDT at Pulliam Funeral home in Robinson Ill. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Weathers Funeral Home, Salem, Ind., at 11:00 a.m. EDT following a one-hour visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Interment will be conducted at Kansas Church Cemetery, rural Salem, Ind., immediately following. 

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.

Memorial donations may be made to Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch, PO Box 940, St. Ignatius, MT 59865-0940. Envelopes will be available at Pulliam Funeral Home.



Rosella "Rosie" Mitchell

Lena Rosella "Rosie" Mitchell, 93, of Robinson, Ill., died at 1:09 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Cotillion Ridge in Robinson.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 19, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, with burial in the Robinson New Cemetery. Her nephew, Pastor Mont Mitchell will officiate the services. Memorials 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.



Ruth Ann Watts

Ruth Ann Watts, 74, of rural Robinson, Ill., passed away at 7:08 a.m. on Monday, July 15, 2019 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. with her nephew, Brian Baker officiating. Burial will be held in the Lawrenceville Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Judith Holt

Judith Diane Holt, 73, Lawrenceville, died Monday, July 15, 2019 unexpectedly at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Hi-Way Church of God near Lawrenceville. Visitation will be held at the church from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Burial will take place in May Chapel Cemetery. Cunningham-Young Funeral Home of Lawrenceville is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Hi-Way Church of God directly or through the funeral home.



Charlotte Crippes

Charlotte June Crippes, age 87 of Paris, Illinois, passed away at 7:49 a.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at her residence.

Following cremation, a memorial visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in the Gathering Space of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Paris, Ill. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 in St. Mary's Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Valery Burusu officiating. Interment of the cremains will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute, Indiana. Memorial contributions in Charlotte's name may be made to St. Mary's Altar Society or Faith In Action. For further information and online condolences, please visit www.stewartandcarrollfuneralhome.com.



James Craig

James A. "Jamie" Craig, 48, of Brownstown, Ill., passed away Tuesday evening, July 16, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Fear Nothing or Warrior Nation Cancer Foundation. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.



Roy Wilson

Roy Eugene Wilson, 83, Palestine, died at his home on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.

His arrangements are pending at the Cunningham Funeral Homes.




Thursday, July 18, 2019

WEEK OF JULY 8, 2019
Garrett Harper

Garrett William Harper, 21, of rural Lawrenceville, Ill., passed away Wednesday July 3, 2019 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Ill.

The funeral will be Monday, July 8, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Ill. Visitation was Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to the Sydni Harper College Fund.



Rex Madlem

Rex Dean Madlem, 83, Robinson, Ill., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away Friday, July 5, 2019 at his residence. He was residing at Timber Creek Village in Robinson, Ill.

A Celebration of Rex's Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the Block Cemetery west of Hazel Dell, Ill. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019 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 Oblong Fire Dept. Christmas for Kids or the Kiamichi Missions.

Envelopes will be available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Vera Wiley

Vera Fern (McKinney) Morrison Wiley, 98, Dieterich, and formerly of Newton, and Bogota, died at 10:51 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019, at her home.

Private family services will be held with burial will be in the Johnson Family Cemetery in rural Wheeler. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.

Vera was born on June 10, 1921, in Bogota, the daughter of Willie and Lucy (Clark) McKinney.



Norma Hoopingarner

Norma Jean Hoopingarner, 90, Marshall, died at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Casey Health Care Center, Casey.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, July 10 at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home, West Union. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Ken Gillaspy officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to either Casey Health Care Center or to the American Diabetes Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Rev. Ansel Atwood

Rev. Ansel J. Atwood, 97, of Charleston, Ill., passed away Monday, July 8, 2019 at the Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Hutsonville, Ill. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the start of the service. The graveside service will immediately follow at Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill. Arrangements provided by Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice with envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Sharon Atkins

Sharon K. Atkins, 78, Robinson, Ill., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019 at the C.I.L.A Home in Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of Sharon's Life will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the C.I.L.A. Home in Robinson, Ill. Envelopes will be available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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



June Conrad

June Ann Conrad, 86, Effingham, died at 11:44 p.m. Tuesday, July 09, 2019, at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville, Tenn.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the funeral home.



Sheri Harrington

Sheri Harrington, 55, of Robinson, Ill, died on Wednesday evening, July 10, 2019 at her home in Robinson.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, at the Hutsonville Cemetery. In honor of her several years of employment there, memorials may be made to "Lawrence Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens", with envelopes available at the cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Richard Stewart

Mr. Richard L. Stewart, age 85 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6:35 p.m. at Arbor Rose Memory Care, Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

There will be cremation with a Memorial Service held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Jeff Monroney officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment of the cremated remains will be in the New Hebron Cemetery, New Hebron, Ill.

Full military rites will be accorded by the combined units of E.M. Coulter Post 69, American Legion, VFW Post 4549 and AMVETS Post 33 at the Memorial Service.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Mildred Finn

Mildred Wilson Finn, 97, Newton, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at her home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, with Ron Mulvey officiating. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Senior Citizens. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

WEEK OF JULY 1, 2019
Carl Benson

Carl Ramon Benson, 87, of Robinson, Ill., died at 9:21 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Arbor Rose of Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Greenup Cemetery, Greenup, Ill., with Rev. Tom Akers officiating. Memorials may be made to the "Alzheimer's Association" or to "Arbor Rose of Robinson", with envelopes available at the funeral home and cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Marion Bahl

Marion E. Bahl, 88, West Liberty, died at 5:58 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will the in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie, with full military rites by the Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at the church and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Vera Wiley

Vera Fern (McKinney) Morrison Wiley, 98, Dieterich, and formerly of Newton, and Bogota, died at 10:51 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019, at her home.

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



Lance Leckey

Lance Leckey, 65, of Oblong, Ill., died at 10:34 a.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019 in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 6 at the Robinwood Assembly of God, 11157 N Trimble Rd in Robinson. A memorial service will immediately follow and will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at the church, with Pastor Phil Boyd officiating. Memorials may be made to the "NOW Program" or to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews ("IFCJ"). Memorial envelopes will be 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.



John Sievers

John William Sievers Jr., 88, of Oblong, Ill., (formally of Staunton, Ill.) passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

It was John's wish that there be no services. The family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Alzheimer's Association. Memorials may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL. 62449.

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

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



Toby Elliot

Toby K. Elliott, 59, of Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A Celebration of Toby's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 8, 2019 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Toby K. Elliott Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

Pulliam Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Richard Gullett

Richard "Dick" Gullett, age 81 of Palestine, Ill., died Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 12:14 a.m. at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill., following several weeks of declining health.

The Funeral Service will be Saturday July 6, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Joe Griffith officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Memorial donations may be made to the Palestine Food Bank with envelopes available at the funeral home. Military funeral rites will be accorded by combined units of E.M. Coulter Post 69, American Legion, VFW Post 4549 and AMVETS Post 33.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Suzy Pilman

Suzy Pilman, 79, of Newton, died at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 02, 2019, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at Central Christian Church in Newton, with Mike Knepper officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, at the church and a half hour before the service. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Shirley Novak

Shirley Carlene Novak, 79, Noble, died at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 30, 2019, at Aperion Care in Olney.

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



Rex Madlem

Rex D. Madlem, 83, Robinson, formerly of Oblong, died Friday, July 5, 2019 at Timber Creek Village, Robinson.

Arrangements are pending with the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.

Monday, July 01, 2019

WEEK OF JUNE 17, 2019
Betty Hannaman

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

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



Mark Phillippe

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

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



John Poland

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

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Edrie Knight

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

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



Linda Kennedy

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

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

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Patsy Redman

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

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



Randy Knapp

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

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

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

WEEK OF JUNE 10, 2019
Valentine Pescatore

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

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

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

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Leslie Dunlap, Jr.

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

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



Geraldine Mundt

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

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



Theo York

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

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



Samuel Jones

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

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

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

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

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



William Hussey Sr.

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

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



Richard Frank

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

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



Marcia Vanarsdalen

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

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

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Nina Drummond

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

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



Lorena Baker

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

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

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Chris Long

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

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



Patsy RedmanM

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

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

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


Monday, June 10, 2019

WEEK OF JUNE 3, 2019
Lois Elliott-McConnell

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

The family will receive friends on Friday, June 7th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson with services immediately following at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis. Memorials may be made to the "Robinson First United Methodist Church", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Harold Boyd

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

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

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Kenneth Banning

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

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

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



Danny Lee Davis

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

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

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



Heather Earle

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

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine.



Marguerite Gregor

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

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



Heather Earle

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

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine.



Bernadine Jones

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

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

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

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



William Hussey Sr.

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

Monday, June 03, 2019


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