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February 23, 2019


WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2019
Kenneth Mielke

Kenneth William "Kenny" Mielke, 96, Wheeler, died at 7:24 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Helia Heathcare, Effingham.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the Wheeler Cemetery, Wheeler, with full military rites by the Dieterich American Legion Post 628.

Memorials may be made to the Dieterich Meals on Wheels c/o Norma Deters 102 W. Virginia St., Dieterich, IL 62424. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Bertha Ellen Keys

Bertha Ellen Keys, 101, Oblong, IL, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday February 17, 2019. She was residing at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, IL.

It was Bertha's wish not to have any visitation or service. She will be buried next to her husband in Mound Cemetery, Jasper County, IL.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Children's Christian Home. Contributions 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, IL, is in charge of arrangements.



Kyle Warren Crabtree

Kyle Warren Crabtree, 70, Smith Mills, Ky., died at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at home. He was a retired engineer.

There will be no service or burial per his request.

Benton-Glunt Funeral Home, Henderson, Ky., is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to www.bentonglunt.com.



Florence Kocher

Florence Evelyn (Cunningham) Kocher, 86, Ste. Marie, died at 8:02 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Ste. Marie, with Fr. Dean Probst, celebrating mass. Visitation will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie.

Memorials may be made to the Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932 or St. Mary's Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Shirley Ann Maxwell

Shirley Ann Skaggs Maxwell was born September 22, 1935, in Flat Rock, the daughter of Lawrence and Rosemary (Barrick) Skaggs and died January 23, 2019, at her home in Claremont, Calif.

A celebration of Shirley's life will be held March 23, 2019, in Claremont, California. Memorials may be made of your choice.



William Mullins

William W. "Bill" Mullins, age 87 of Robinson, IL, died Monday February 18, 2019, at 6:34 p.m. at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL, following many months of failing health.

Bill's wishes were to be cremated and that there be no public services. Private disposition of cremated remains will take place at a later date.

Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of these arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Fraternal Order of Police Shop with a Cop.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Timothy Wilson

Timothy Scott "Tim" Wilson, age 54 of Hutsonville, IL, died Monday February 18, 2019, at 4:42 p.m. at a friend's residence in Annapolis, IL.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Fire House in Annapolis, IL, on Saturday February 23, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, IL, is in charge of these arrangements.

Memorials may be given to the Hutsonville High School Booster Club, with envelopes available at the Fire House in Annapolis, IL.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Lela L. McCullough

Lela L. McCullough, 93, Oblong, IL, and formerly of Sun City West, AZ, and Crete, IL, passed away on Tuesday February 19, 2019, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Newburgh, IN.

A Celebration of Lela's Life will be held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, February 23, 2019, at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. Burial will follow next to her husband in Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, IL. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. on Saturday 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 Children's Christian Home or the Oblong Oil Field Museum. Envelopes will be at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Robin Catt

Robin Catt, 58, of Robinson, IL, died at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Burial will be held at a later date in the Kirk Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to "Toys for Tots," with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Cecilia Johnson

Cecilia D. "Cissey" Johnson, 49, Altamont and formerly of Newton, died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, at HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.




Thursday, February 21, 2019

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 11, 2019
Mark Stone

Mark Stone, 58, of rural Robinson, IL, died Friday, February 8, 2019, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with his good friend Dennis Inboden officiating. During the service, there will be an opportunity for family and friends to share their favorite memories of Mark.

In honor of his love of children, memorials may be made to "Riley Children's Hospital" or to Layton Strong, with checks made payable to the "Layton Roy Benefit Account." Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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



Rev. James Leland Bland

James Leland Bland peacefully passed away on February 9, 2019, at Heritage Health in Robinson, IL.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16, at the Sligo Baptist Church, located at 65 North 42 Loop Pendleton KY 40055. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at the church, and interment of his cremated remains will later be held in the Sligo Baptist Cemetery. Goodwine Funeral Homes is handling local cremation arrangements.

His family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be made to "Florida Baptist Children's Homes," P.O. Box 8190 Lakeland, FL 33802.

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



Jerry L. Littlejohn

Jerry L. Littlejohn, 73, of Olney, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN.

Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney, with burial following in Crest Haven Cemetery.



John Blievernicht

John Salzman Blievernicht, 87 rural Teutopolis,died Friday Feb. 8, 2019.

Funeral services were 10:30 a.m. today at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church north of Dieterich. Burial was in St. Paul's Cemetery, with full military rites by the Dieterich American Legion Post 628.

Memorials may be made to Lutheran Hour, Meals on Wheels or St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

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



Barbara Moreau

Barbara S. Moreau, 62, Gillespie and formerly of Lakewood, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, at Heritage Health in Gillespie.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home in Pana with Reverend Randy Robinson. Burial will follow at Mound Cemetery in Cowden. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested and may be made in her honor to First United Methodist Church of Gillespie, 900 Broadway St, Gillespie, IL 62033, or the Preacher Aid Society and Benefit Fund, PO Box 19207, Springfield, IL 62794, and will be received by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home which is assisting her family with arrangements.



Laura Louise Bell

Laura Louise Bell, 83, Robinson, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

It was her wish to be cremated without any public services. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Fern Amanda Parr

Fern Amanda "Peg" Parr, 97, Newton, died at 8:07 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at Newton Care Center, Newton.

Eastern Star rites will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with funeral services celebrating Peg's life to follow with Chris Parr officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be two hours before the service.

Memorials may be made to the Order of the Eastern Star Newton Chapter #497. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Dessie E. Leonard

Dessie E. Leonard, 82, of Vincennes, went to be with the Lord at 6:45 am Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at Springs Valley Meadows in French Lick, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 18, 2019, at Brosmer Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick with Kern Qualkenbush officiating. Burial will follow in the Emmons Ridge Cemetery in Hillham. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Vincennes Pet Port. Goodwin Funeral is honored to serve the family of Dessie Leonard.



Jan Stephens

Jan Stephens, 72, Robinson, died at 5 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Heritage Health, Robinson.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.

Monday, February 11, 2019

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4, 2019
Dustin "Dusty" Turner

Dustin "Dusty" Turner, 58, of Robinson, IL, and formerly of Palestine, IL, died at 4:50 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2019.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 6, at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. During the service, there will be an opportunity for family and friends to share their favorite memories of Dusty. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to either the American Cancer Society or to Lincolnland Hospice, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Richard Allen Brown

Richard "Dick" Allen Brown, 80, Hutsonville, died at 1:46 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in his home.

It was his wish to be cremated with a private burial at a later date. 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.



Ronald L. Dunlap

Ronald L. Dunlap, 79, Fairfield, died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Aperion Care in Fairfield. He had worked in the oilfield and had been a mechanic.

Per his request, his body has been cremated with a memorial service to be held at a later date. The Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home, Fairfield, is in charge of arrangements.



Richard D. Morris

Richard D. Morris, 72, of Springfield, died on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

A celebration of Rich's life will be held at 3 p.m. on February 8 at The Sangamo Club in Springfield, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Rich's name to the International Health and Development Network, a Christian healthcare mission in Ghana. To donate, visit ihdn.org. Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL.



Thomas "Tommy Joe" Thompson

Thomas "Tommy Joe" Thompson, 72, of Wauseon, Ohio, died at 2:40 p.m. (EST) on Sunday February 3, 2019, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Another time of visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the funeral home, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating.

During the service, there will be an opportunity for family and friends to share their favorite memories of Tom. Burial will be in the Medsker Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports research and provides public education on brain and eye diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Jozella Beschorner

Jozella Beschorner, 66, West Union, died at 5:05 p.m. (EST) Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

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



Larry McCormick

Larry McCormick, 73, of Robinson, IL, died at 3:21 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 9, at the funeral home with his sons-in-law, Rodney Burton and Eliseo Ferreyra officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson VFW Post #4549, the Robinson American Legion Post #69, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post #132. Memorials may be made to "Dayspring Christian Fellowship," with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Jack Harris

Jack Dwayne Harris, 59, of Oblong, IL, died on January 14, 2019.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 11th at the Palestine Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, with envelopes available at the cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Dr. Martha Jane Price-Darr

Dr. Martha Jane Price-Darr, 48, of Edwardsville, Illinois, and formerly of Oblong, Illinois, passed away, Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in Godfrey, Illinois.

Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Friday, February 8, 2019, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Edwardsville, Illinois. A memorial mass will immediately follow the visitation.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Martha Jane Price Scholarship fund, to be awarded to a student attending his/her first year of college, next year.



Jozella Beschorner

Jozella Beschorner, 66, West Union, died at 5:05 p.m. (EST) Monday, Feb. 4, at the Gibson Family Center for Hospice Care at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the West Union Christian Church, Pastor Ken Gillaspy officiating. During the service, there will be an opportunity for family and friends to share their favorite memories of Jozella. Memorials may be made to the West Union Christian Church, with envelopes available at the church.

The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Sandra "Sandy" Klaus

Sandra P. "Sandy" Klaus, 68, of Oblong, IL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

Celebration of Sandy's Life will be held at noon on Saturday February 9, 2019, at Highland Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. till noon on Saturday at the church.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Avant Ministries, Highland Avenue Baptist Church or the Crawford County Humane Society. Envelopes will be 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 oblongfuneralhome.com

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



Thomas "Tommy Joe" Thompson

Thomas "Tommy Joe" Thompson, 72, Wauseon, Ohio, died at 2:40 p.m. (EST) Sunday Feb. 3, 2019, in the comfort of his home.

Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Another time of visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the funeral home, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. During the service, there will be an opportunity for family and friends to share their favorite memories of Tom. Burial will be in the Medsker Cemetery and military rites will be conducted by the West Union American Legion Post 1130.

Memorials may be made to the BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports research and provides public education on brain and eye diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Earl D. "Tuffy" Maxwell

Mr. Earl D. "Tuffy" Maxwell, age 94 of Robinson, IL, passed away on Thursday February 7, 2019, at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL, following a brief period of failing health.

The funeral service will be Sunday February 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Rev. T.R. Akers and Pastor Eric Haskins officiating. Visitation will be Saturday February 9, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorial donations may be made to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Robinson, IL with envelopes available at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Mark Stone

Mark Stone, 58, of rural Robinson, died Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. at Crawford Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson.




Monday, February 04, 2019

WEEK OF JANUARY 28, 2019
Noralee Buntin

Noralee Buntin, 95, of rural Flat Rock, Ill., died at 1:35 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 28 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29 at the funeral home, with burial following in the Pleasant View Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate the services.

Memorials may be made to the "Pleasant View Church" or to the "Palestine Public Library", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Jean Goss

Jean B. Goss, 87, Oblong, Ill., "The Bend", went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Newton Care Center, Newton, Ill.

A Celebration of Jean's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the South Bend Cemetery next to her husband. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Bend Community Club with envelopes at or may be mailed to the Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Christine Einhorn

Christine "May" (Ochs) Einhorn, 95, Newton, died at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at the Newton Care Center, Newton.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Father Dean Probst officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Island Grove. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the church. Memorials may be made to the organization of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Ronald Birch

Ronald Lee Birch, 85, Newton, died at 3:35 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 at the Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Private funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Gene Birch officiating. Burial will be in the Headyville Cemetery, Dieterich, at a later date. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to the Oblong Children's Christian Home with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Winifred Kinchen

Winifred Ruth "Ruthie" Kinchen, 88, Robinson, died at 4 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at Arbor Rose of Robinson.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Col. Jackson C. Reavill (Ret)

Jackson Custer Reavill passed away peacefully on January 22, 2019 in Richmond, Va. He was 78.

Funeral arrangements will be made at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Jack's memory to The Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation (www.alzinfo.org) or to AT Home Care & Hospice (www.athomecareandhospice.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.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Winifred Kinchen

Winifred Ruth "Ruthie" Kinchen, 88, of Robinson, Ill., died at 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Arbor Rose of Robinson.

Come celebrate a life well-lived with your "red dress on" at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, where a time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 1. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 2 at the funeral home with burial following in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the "Alzheimer's Association-Arbor Rose Chapter", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.

Boogie on Ruthie, heaven-style!



Michael Henry

Michael Don Henry, 76, of Palestine, Ill., died at 5:41 a.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Services will immediately follow and will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Jeff Van Dyke officiating the service. Cremation will follow the service and burial will follow at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, HSHS Home Care, or Palestine Food Pantry, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Francis Medina

Francis Medina, 34, of Robinson, Ill., died at 2:14 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019 in Chicago, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 1 at the Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church in Robinson, with Reverend Father Flach officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Roy Samuel Durbin

Roy Samuel "Sam" Durbin, 61, of Beecher City, Ill., passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 at his home surrounded by family and friends.

A Funeral Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Kaskaskia Church, near Wright's Corner in rural Beecher City with Rev. Nick Robertson officiating. Interment will follow in Lorton Cemetery, rural Cowden. Visitation will be held prior to services from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Kaskaskia Church. The family would like to extend an invitation to the public for a celebration of life held at the Durbin Shop following the interment.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lorton Cemetery (mailing address 305 W. Poplar St, Beecher City, IL 62414). Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.hohltandfilefh.com.



Robert "Bob" Aldridge

Robert "Bob" Aldridge, 77, of Hutsonville, Ill., went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 4, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Another time of visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 5 at the Heartland Baptist Church in Hutsonville, where Bob was a member for many years. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday with Pastor Mike Delaney officiating.

Memorials may be made to the "Heartland Baptist Church", with envelopes available at the funeral home and church.  For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Billy John South

Billy John (BJ) South, 83, Newton, and former resident of Niceville, Fla., and Shawneetown, died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019 at St Anthony's Hospital in Effingham.

There will be a time of visitation held on Friday, Feb. 1 from 1 to 2 p.m., at Heritage Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery in Niceville, Fla., with funeral services beginning at 2 p.m. Local arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Heritage Gardens Funeral Home of Niceville is entrusted with the arrangements.



Dustin "Dusty" Turner

Dustin "Dusty" Turner, 58, of Robinson, formerly of Palestine, died at 4:50 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.

A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.


Monday, January 28, 2019

WEEK OF JANUARY 21, 2019
Kenneth Culter

Kenneth Wayne Culter, 80, of Robinson, Ill., died at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at St. Luke Community Healthcare in Ronan, Mont.

A time of visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, at the Pleasant Ridge Christian Church, in Pinkstaff, Ill., (the former location of Brookside Grade School). Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 24, at the church with burial following in the Jones Cemetery. Minister Aaron Shirley will be officiating the services.

Memorials may be made to the Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch, a program near and dear to Kenneth's heart. Its aim is to provide a stable, controlled, secure environment in which young people can reach the potential that God has placed within them. Memorial envelopes will be available at the church. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of the arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Federico Canlas Bantican

Federico Canlas Bantican, 80, of Olongapo City, Philippines, passed away on December 20, 2018.

A celebration of his life will be held on his birthday, January 26 at the Eagles Lodge in Palestine. A time of visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. with a memorial service at 6 p.m., followed by a celebration until 10:00 p.m.



Anne Black

Anne B. Black, age 75, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 9:25 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2019 at the Newton Care Center.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2019, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, with Dwight McDaniel officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenup Cemetery in Greenup, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Newton Care Center, with envelopes available at the funeral home. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Gary Ford

Gary E. Ford, 60, Lawrenceville, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 at his residence.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville. Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Casual dress is requested by the family.



Jack Harris

Jack Dwayne Harris, 59, Oblong, died on Jan. 14, 2019.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at the Palestine Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, with envelopes available at the cemetery.



Barbara Knoblett

Barbara Elaine Knoblett passed away on January 15, 2019, on Lake Martin near Dadeville, Alabama.

A Celebration of Life Service will be Friday, January 25, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. Interment of cremated remains will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill.



Robert "Bob" S. Wells

Robert "Bob" S. Wells, 87, Pontiac and formerly of Palestine, died Jan. 19, at his home.

Locally, there will be a visitation held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine. An inurnment and graveside service will immediately follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson VFW Post 4549, the Robinson American Legion Post 69 and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132.

His family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Bob's name to the "Pontiac Bible Church" or the "Saunemin Fire and Rescue Squad."

Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington, Morris. For further information visit the website at www.ucdaviscallahan.com or contact the funeral home at 815-942-0084. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting the website.



Russell Jones

Russell Jones, 74, of Robinson, IL, died at 7:44 a.m. on Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham, IL, surrounded by his family and friends.

Private family services have been held, with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson in charge of arrangements.

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



Alice "Polly" Shaw

Alice 'Polly' Shaw, 84, of Sullivan, Illinois, passed away 11:46 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, at The Crossings at Victory Station, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Celebration of Life services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday at the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan, with Pastor Charliam Renner officiating. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences and view complete obituary at reedfuneralhome.net.



Wayne Behrns

Wayne Behrns, 91, Dieterich, died Monday Jan. 21, 2019 at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital after suffering a heart attack the week before.

A celebration of life service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Wheeler, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, Pastor Gary Fortkamp officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul's Cemetery with military rites conducted by the American Legion Post 628.

Lunch will be served in the church hall following the committal service. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, as well as from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Meals on Wheels in Dieterich or the Cross Foundation in Effingham with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Doreen Phillips

E. Doreen Phillips, age 89 of Robinson, Ill., went to be with our Lord Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 10:52 a.m. at Aperion Care in Bridgeport, Ill., with her family at her bedside, following several years of failing health.

In accordance with Doreen's wishes, her body will be cremated, and a private Celebration of Life Service will be held with interment of her cremated remains in Kellyville, Okla.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation with envelopes available at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhome.com.



Noralee Buntin

Noralee Buntin, 95, rural Flat Rock, died at 1:35 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019 at the Magnolia Center in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the funeral home, with burial following in the Pleasant View Cemetery.



Geraldine Schrader

Geraldine Ann "Gerry" Allen Schrader, 89, Robinson and formerly of Bridgeport, died at home surrounded by family on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date.



Lorena Baker

Lorena Ruth "Loree" Baker, 78, Robinson, died at 7:03 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 at her residence in Robinson.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home Robinson.

Monday, January 21, 2019

WEEK OF JANUARY 14, 2019
Eugene "Gene" Wilson

Lilburn Eugene Wilson, Jr. passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on January 9, 2019.

It was Gene's wish to be cremated. A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 19 at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gene's life. The family of Gene Wilson respectfully requests that donations in his memory be made to his memorial fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Alice Ketterman

Alice Ketterman, 68, of Lawrenceville, Ill., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Ill.

A public visitation will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home 302 E. Main Street Oblong, Ill. A Private Family Celebration of Alice's Life will be held at a later date. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Ill. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to either the Oblong Public Library or the Lawrenceville Public Library with envelopes provided 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 oblongfuneralhome.com.



Deborah Bennett

Deborah Bennett, age 66, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, with Pastor Chris Parr officiating. Burial will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery west of Willow Hill, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Joseph Stephenson to help pay for a monument. Additional funds will be donated to a charity. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Arlene Rife

Arlene Rife, 95, Newton, died at 10:02 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Jonathan Broscious officiating. Burial will follow in the Bailey Cemetery in Latona. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday, Jan. 16.



Carl Veach

Carl E. Veach, 59, Oblong, Ill., passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A Celebration of Carl's Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2019, at the First Christian Church, 206 North Range St Oblong, Ill., with Bro. Dee Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery next to his parents. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2019, at the church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Carl E. Veach Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home. Envelopes will be available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449

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

Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong is in charge of arrangements.



Jo Ann Coulter

Jo Ann Coulter, 78, Savoy, formerly of Robinson, died at 10:02 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

As per her request, JoAnn will be cremated with a private family service to follow. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Dorothy Mefford

Dorothy L. Mefford, 81, of Shobonier, Illinois, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019, in Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, Ill.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at First United Methodist Church, Vandalia, with Pastor Terry Westerfield, officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the church. Memorials can be made to Friends & Families of Fayette County Hospital and/or First United Methodist Church, Vandalia. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, is in charge of arrangements.



Jack Harris

Jack Dwayne Harris, 59, Oblong, died on Jan. 14, 2019.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at the Palestine Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, with envelopes available at the cemetery.



Marguerite Copp

Marguerite Amanda Copp of Robinson, Ill., entered the gates of Heaven Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Casey Health Care Center in Casey, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 21, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Barbara Knoblett

Barbara Elaine Knoblett, 69, Dadeville, Ala., and formerly of Robinson, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at her home in Dadeville, Ala., following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.



Kenneth Culter

Kenneth Wayne Culter, 80, Robinson, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, at St. Luke's Hospital in Ronan, Mont.

A time of visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Pleasant Ridge Christian Church. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the church with burial following in the Jones Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Pine Haven Christian Children Ranch, with envelopes available at the church. Goodwine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

WEEK OF JANUARY 7, 2019
Carol Murray

Carol Murray, 69, of Oblong, IL, went to be with her heavenly Father on Friday, January 4, 2019.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8 at Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill. Funeral services will be held the following day, Wednesday, January 9 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Graveside ceremony at Hardinville Cemetery to immediately follow the service. Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or to the Oblong 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.



Francis DeDoming

Mr. Francis V. "Frank" DeDoming, age 88 of Robinson, Ill., died Friday, January 4, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Robinson, Ill.

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Billie Ray Ulrey officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Military rites provided by E.M. Coulter Post 69 American Legion, VFW Post 4549 and AMVETS Post 33. Private interment of cremated remains will take place at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the VFW Transportation Fund or the VFW Honor Guard, 712 East Main Street, Robinson, IL with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Adam Reed

Adam Clayton Reed, age 32, of Casey, Ill., passed away at 10:25 p.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2019 in Casey, Ill., the result of a train pedestrian accident.

A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be conducted at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Markwell Funeral Home with Brother Randy Nave officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. prior to the service at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Markwell Funeral Home, PO Box 175, Casey, IL 62420.

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



Roy "Red" Decker

Roy "Red" Decker, 93, Flat Rock, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 in the comfort of his daughter's home in Palestine.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Tohill Cemetery in rural Flat Rock. Memorials may be made to the Flat Rock Homecoming Committee, with envelopes available at the cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements.



William Mattingly

Mr. William L. "Bill" Mattingly, age 48 of Hutsonville, Ill., died Thursday, January 3, 2019, at 11:25 a.m. at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., following a massive heart attack.

A gathering of friends and family will take place on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill. Interment of the Cremated Remains will take place in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill., at a later date.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Larry Branson

Larry Branson, 80, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 1:44 a.m. (EST) on Monday, January 7, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, at the Flat Rock United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, at the church with burial following in the Jones Cemetery. His nephew, Pastor J.D. Branson will officiate the service. Memorials may be made to Flat Rock United Methodist Church, with envelopes available at the church. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Paul Preston

Paul Franklin Preston, Sr., 87, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away Monday, January 7, 2019, surrounded by family at Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Robinson, Illinois.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery with military rites. Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrence County Senior Citizens.

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



Gary Timms

Mr. Gary A. Timms, age 68 of Robinson, Ill., died Monday, January 7, 2019 at 12:51 p.m. at his residence in rural Robinson, Ill., following a long period of declining health.

The Funeral Service will he held on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Gene A. Beard officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 p.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m., with a Masonic Service before the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Flat Rock Masonic Lodge AF & AM 348 with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Janet Laugel

Janet V. Laugel, 93, Newton, died at 5:14 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28, at the Riverside Cemetery in Newton, with Rev. Steve Willis. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Eugene "Gene" Wilson

Eugene "Gene" Wilson, 71, Robinson, died at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

WEEK OF DECEMBER 31, 2018
Clifford Towles

Clifford L. Towles, 87, Oblong, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at his residence in Oblong.

A Celebration of Clifford's Life will be held at noon Thursday, January 3, 2019, at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Oblong American Legion Post 219. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until noon on Thursday. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Fire Department or Yale Church of Christ with envelopes 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 oblongfunerahome.com.



Vivian Roberts

Vivian Roberts, 54, of Robinson, Ill., died at 10:42 p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2018, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A memorial service will follow, during which, an opportunity will be provided for friends and family to share in Vivian's life. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Shriners Hospital for Children, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Patricia Beabout

Patricia "Ann" Wirt Beabout, 89 of Avon, formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.

Visitation will be on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Flanner Buchanan-Speedway, 2950 N. High School Rd., from 2 to 4 p.m. Ann made donations to several charities throughout her life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Friends are invited to leave condolences for the family at www.flannerbuchanan.com.



Carolyn Correll

Carolyn M. Correll, 87, Robinson, died at 12:54 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Oblong Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children or the Oblong Children's Christian Home with envelopes available at the cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Susan Morecraft

Susan Morecraft, 60, Robinson, died at 7:49 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at her home.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Payne Cemetery in Brocton. Deb Heaton will officiate the service. Memorials may be made to Crawford County Humane Society or the Catholic Food Bank in Linton, Ind., with envelopes available at the cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Charles Hesler

Charles O. 'Chuck' Hesler, 74, of Sumner, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 5, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

WEEK OF DECEMBER 24, 2018
Janet V. Laugel

Janet V. Laugel, 93, Newton, at 5:14 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

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



Ramon Floyd Climer

Ramon Floyd Climer, 82, Palestine, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A graveside service will immediately follow at the Palestine 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 the "V.F.W. Transportation Fund", with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Dorothy Woods

Dorothy Marie Woods, 98, Newton, died at 8:27 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 27, at the church. There will also be visitation 10 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, in the church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Clayton Garrard

Clayton Everitt Garrard, age 76, of Casey, Ill., passed away at 12:23 p.m. on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, at his home.

A Masonic Service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, Ill., followed by a Graveside Service and Burial with Rev. Justin Janney officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Markwell Funeral Home, PO Box 175, Casey, IL 62420.

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



Robert Lackey

Robert E. "Bob" Lackey, 102, Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at Springhill Village, Terre Haute, Ind.

Celebration of Bob's Life will be held at noon Saturday, December 29, 2018, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Oblong American Legion Post 219. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. The family requests that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Oil Field Museum or the Oblong American Legion Post 219 with envelopes at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Clifford Towles

Clifford L. Towles, 87, Oblong, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at his residence.

Arrangements are pending with the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.



Jeffrey Lawhead

Jeffrey "Sparky" Lawhead, 55, Robinson, died on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018 at his home from long term medical complications.

Jeff requested that he be cremated with no public service. Memorial donations may be made to his memorial fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Robert Parker

Mr. Robert Donovan Parker, age 80 of Marion, Ill., died Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at 4:40 p.m. at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill., following several months of failing health.

The funeral service will be Sunday, December 30, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Jerry McDaniel officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, Ill. Military graveside rites will be performed by the combined units of E.M. Coulter Post 69, American Legion, VFW Post 4549 and AMVETS Post 33.

Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of the Donor's Choice.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

WEEK OF DECEMBER 17, 2018
Margaret Dement

Mrs. Margaret Rosalee Dement, age 95 of Hutsonville, Ill., died Friday, December 14, 2018 at her home in Hutsonville, Ill., following a long period of failing health.

The Funeral Service was Monday, December 17, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Jay Regennitter officiating. Burial was in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Mary Bayus

Mary Kathryn (Hill) Bayus, 83, Dayton, Ohio, died Dec. 14, 2018, from Alzheimer's

Private graveside service will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.



Donald Heleine

Donald Heleine, 84, of Robinson, Ill., formerly of West Union, Ill., died at 7:10 p.m. (EST) on Monday, December 17, 2018 at the Gibson Family Hospice Center in Terre Haute, Ind..

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 22 at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. A celebration of Don's life will immediately follow and be held at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Les Leighty officiating. Memorials may be made to the "Villas of Holly Brook" to be used towards their activity fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Hazel Marie Hougen

Hazel Hougen was born at the home of her grandparents in rural southern Illinois on December 23, 1914 to Frank and Elizabeth Cox. She died on December 11, 2018, twelve days before her 104th birthday.

A private family service will be held in the spring. Interment will take place in Chicago, Ill., next to her first husband and in Appleton, Wis., where she spent the last 19 years of her life. Memorials may be directed to Thedacare Hospice.

Arrangements under the care of Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton, Wis., www.wichmannfargo.com.



Loretta Hemrich

Loretta Kay Hemrich, 69, Newton, died at 12:32 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with Minister Tonna Percival officiating. Burial will be in the Honey Cemetery in Bogota. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Newton Athletic Boosters.

June Vinyard

Mrs. W. June Vinyard, age 91 of Hutsonville, Ill., died Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at 2:18 a.m. at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill., with Pastor Dwight McDaniel officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, December 20, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Highland Avenue Baptist Church, Robinson, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Marvin Langley

Mr. Marvin Lee Langley, age 84 of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 10:11 a.m. in the care of Hospice at the home of sister-in-law and caregiver, Ginni Langley, rural Robinson, Ill.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Leland Culp officiating. Visitation will be Friday, December 21, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Rescue Squad or Robinson Volunteer Fire Department with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Military graveside rites to be provided by the combined units of E.M. Coulter Post 69, American Legion, VFW Post 4549 and AMVETS Post 33.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Mildred Wise

Mildred Evelyn Wise, 94, Oblong, died on Dec. 18, 2018, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong.

Public graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Oblong Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County School Libraries on NOW Programs (Hutsonville Unit 1, Palestine Unit 2,

Robinson Unit 3, and Oblong Unit 4). Envelopes are available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Judith Swick

Judith "Judy" (Jackson) Swick, 68, Decatur, and formerly of Jasper County, died at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at her home following a battle with breast cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Mike Knepper officiating. Burial will be in the Chapel Cemetery near Falmouth. Visitation will be held two hours before the service.



Federico Bantican

Federico Canlas Bantican, 80, of Olongapo City, Philippines, passed away on December 20, 2018.

A celebration of life will be held on his birthday, January 26th. Additional details are pending.

Monday, December 17, 2018


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