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home : deaths March 29, 2017


WEEK OF MARCH 13, 2017
Charles Moore

Charles H. Moore, 71, of Hutsonville, Ill., died at 9:56 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

It was Charlie's wish to be cremated, with a private burial to take place at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Pearl Carpenter

Pearl Carpenter, 100, Flat Rock, died at 9:50 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

There will be a private family service, with burial following in the Jones Cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or to the Flat Rock First Missionary Baptist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Dennie Dunlap

Dennie D. Dunlap, 67, of Lawrenceville, Ill., died at 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Ill.

A visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock, Ill. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation and will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Matt McNealy officiating the service. Burial will be held at the Jones Cemetery in Flat Rock. Memorials may be made to the Lawrenceville VFW Ambraw Post 2244 Transportation Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Alice Line

Mary Alice Line, 81, Newton, and formerly Wendelin, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Willowbrook Memory Care in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 13, at Holy Cross Catholic Church Wendelin, with Fr. Marc Stec celebrating mass. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Wendelin. Visitation was held Sunday, March 12, at the church and ½ hour before mass at the church. Memorials may be made for masses in Alice and Don's life. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Martha Irwin

Martha Louise Irwin, 92, Cleveland, Ohio, died at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, of heart failure.

Funeral services were held March 4 at Old Stone Church, Cleveland, Ohio. Honorariums can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.



Ed Carpenter

Ed Carpenter, 74, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 5:50 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A private memorial service will follow at a later date. Memorials may be made to 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.



Jesse Gowin

Jesse Eugene Gowin, 83, Flat Rock, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Aperion Care in Bridgeport.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in the Whitehouse Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jesse's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Flat Rock Christian Church.



Jennifer Markello

Jennifer L. Markello, 31, Robinson, died at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at her residence of unknown causes.

There will be a Twilight Funeral Service held on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Pastor Jay Regennitter officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home, with cremation to follow funeral services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jennifer L. Markello Memorial Fund in care of Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 692, Robinson, IL 62454.



Marianne Herx

Marianne Elizabeth Herx, 83, Jefferson City, Mo., died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Adams Street Place.

A private service will be held at a later time.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice Compassus, 600 Monroe Street, Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO 65101 or The American Cancer Society, 2409 Hyde Park Rd., Jefferson City, MO 65109.

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



Sharon Wagoner

Sharon Wagner, 70, Kalamazoo, Mich., died on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Community Living Options in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m. CST at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Waggoner West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the Chauncey Community Center or the Chauncey-Landes United Methodist Church.



Mary Correll

Mary M. Correll, 93 of Oblong, died with her family at her side at 4:25 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, following a long period of declining health.

There will be a public graveside committal service at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Oblong City Cemetery, Oblong, with Bro. Mark Luzader officiating. Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Riley's Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN.



Robert Brigham

Robert Brown Brigham, 91, of Robinson, Illinois passed away on February 15, 2017, in East Wenatchee, Washington.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held in Robinson, Illinois at the Robinson New Cemetery on April 29, 2017, 2:30 pm. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee, Washington. You are invited to view Robert's online guestbook at www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com Memorial contributions can be made to either the American Legion or the National Audubon Society. American Legion at 308 East Main St. Robinson, IL 62454 (618) 546-1418 Online donations can be made to the National Audubon Society "Make A Tribute Gift" in memory of Robert Brigham.



Catherine Findley

Catherine Findley, 101, Clarksville, died at 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Burnsides Community Health Center in Marshall.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Clarksville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Clarksville Cemetery, with envelopes available at the graveside service. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, is in charge of arrangements.



Albert Stephens

Albert "Al" M. Stephens, 86, Falmouth, Mich., and formerly of Robinson, died Monday, March 3, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Sharp Funeral Home, Swartz Creek, Mich., with Rev. Keith McKinnies officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. until time of service on Friday. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Make a Wish Foundation.



John Halterman

John Halterman, 72, of Palestine, Ill., died at 4:09 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A masonic funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, and will be officiated by the Palestine Masonic Lodge 849. A memorial service will immediately follow. Memorials may be made to the Riley Hospital for Children or to Ronald McDonald House Charities, with memorial envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Norma Butcher

Norma Lee Butcher, 86, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the South Union Church in rural Flat Rock. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at the church. A graveside service will immediately follow and will be held at the Tohill Cemetery in rural Flat Rock. Ron Price will officiate the services. 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.



Roger Shook

Roger D. Shook, 78, Oblong, Ill., passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

Visitation will be Monday March 20, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Per the family's request there will only be Military rights conducted by the Oblong American Legion Post 219 following the visitation. Burial will be at a later date.

The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County Veteran's Transportation Fund or VFW Post 4549 with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home PO Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

WEEK OF MARCH 6, 2017
Winifred C. Michl

Winifred C. Michl, 101, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Celebration of Winifred's life Service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday March 4, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p. m. on Saturday March 4, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to either the First Christian Church of Oblong or Oblong School Academic Foundation. Envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Curt Armstrong

Curt Armstrong, 64, of Palestine, Ill., went home to be with our Lord at 4:52 a.m. (EST) on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at the Trimble Bible Church. A celebration of Curt's life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, with Pastor David Hyde officiating the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trimble Bible Church, with envelopes available at the church. A private family burial will take place at a later date at the Palestine Cemetery.

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



Daniel Richey

Daniel A. Richey, 61, Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Daniel's wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



Richard Russell Jenkins

Richard Russell Jenkins, 24, of Willow Hill, Ill., passed away on Sunday March 5, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL.

Celebration of Richard's life service will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. The family request that in lieu of flowers that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions the Richard Jenkins Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, Ill., 62449.

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



James Brink

James L. "Binky" Brink, 68, of Lawrenceville, Ill., passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Visitation is also Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until the service hour of 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be given to the Wesleyan Christian Church or to Good Samaritan Hospice.

Send condolences to www.emmonsmacesteffey.com.



D'Andra Lawhead

D'Andra Lawhead, 50, Robinson, died at 5:07 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, due to an undetermined cause of death.

A time of visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Joe Kunzelman officiating services. Burial will be held at a later date in the Kirk Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. Memorials may also be made to the D'Andra Lawhead Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Home."



Harry Lee Williams

Harry Lee Williams, 84, from metastatic skin cancer surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 10, 2017, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Moore Funeral Home, 9350 E. 51st Street, Tulsa, OK, 74145. Burial will commence with a graveside service the following day at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation (melanoma.org).



Oma Lackey

Oma Louise Lackey, 99, of Robinson, IL passed away on Sunday March 5, 2017 at 2:00 a.m. E.T. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN.

Celebration of Oma's Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday March 11, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday March 11, 2017 at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL.

The Family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Dogwood-Prairie Methodist Church with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Colleen Lawhead

Colleen A. Lawhead, nee Ashbaker, 61, Breese, died Monday, March 6, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Patrick Peter and Deacon Linus Klostermann presiding. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese.

Visitation will be Friday, March 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 11, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the wishes of the family and will be received at the funeral home.



Kurt Magee

Kurt J. Magee, age 76, of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017, after an extended illness, with his family by his side.

Private funeral services will be held with burial in Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester. Memorials in Kurt's memory can be made to any of the Shriner's Children's hospitals. Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.



Beverley Ann Goff

Beverley Ann Goff, 77, of Oblong, IL, passed away on Monday March 6, 2017, at Casey Health Care in Casey, IL.

Celebration of Beverley's Life Service will be 12:00 p.m. on Friday March 10, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL. Burial will follow at Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday March 10, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Dogwood-Prairie United Methodist Church or the Crawford County Humane Society. 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 www.oblongfuneralhome.com



Thomas Cravens

Thomas Lee "Tiny" Cravens, 54, Hardinville, Ill., passed away at his residence on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Celebration of Tom's Life Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. The family requests that you wear casual attire or wear your St. Louis Cardinals shirts and hats.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Crawford County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Mark Green

Mark Christian Green, age 61, of West Union, Ill., passed away at 2:13 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

The family will have a private service at a later date. For those so desiring the family is welcoming cards with memories of Mark. Online condolences may be expressed at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Jennifer Markello

Mrs. Jennifer L. Markello, age 31 of Robinson, Ill., died at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at her residence of unknown causes.

There will be a Twilight Funeral Service held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Jay Reggennitter officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with cremation to follow funeral services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jennifer L. Markello Memorial Fund in care of Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 692, Robinson, IL 62454.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Madison Schackmann, infant

Madison Nichole Schackmann, infant daughter of Eric and Sharon Schackmann, Newton, died at 12:23 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Newton, and a half hour before the mass. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Father Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will in the New St. Peter Cemetery, east of Newton. Memorials may be made to the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, an infant bereavement photography program, at www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org.

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

Monday, March 06, 2017

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Mary Correll

Mrs. Mary M. Correll, age 93 of Oblong, Ill., passed away with her family at her side on Friday, February 24, 2017, at 4:25 a.m. at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Ill., following a long period of declining health.

There will be cremation with a public graveside committal service on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Oblong City Cemetery, Oblong, Ill., with Br. Mark Luzader officiating. Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Riley's Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Ind.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Jerry Correll

Jerry Allan "Yo-Yo" Correll, 80, of Robinson, Ill., died at 3:13 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the funeral home with Brother Joe Griffith and his son-in-law, Mark Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in St. Louis, providing high-quality pediatric orthopaedic care to children, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Yvonne J. Goff

Mrs. Yvonne J. Goff, age 76 of Robinson, Ill., died Friday, February 24, 2017, at 6:46 p.m. at her residence in Robinson, Ill., following many months of failing health.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Paul Gray officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Hardinville Cemetery, Hardinville, Ill.

In memory of her best friends Jackyl Dobie and Diego the Chihuahua, the family requests memorial contributions in memory of Yvonne be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, 911 E. Wilkin St., Robinson, IL. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Marie Fletcher

Marie Evelyn Fletcher, 78, Montrose, died at 9:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Effingham.

Funeral services celebrating Marie's life will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Fr. Dean Probst officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.



Betty Hussey

Betty L. Hussey, 82, of Robinson, Ill., died at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A graveside service will immediately follow and will be held at the Robinson New Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate the service. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Michael Allee, Sr.

Michael Keith Allee, Sr., 64, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 12:54 a.m. (EST) on Monday, February 27, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine, Ill. Services will immediately follow, and will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. His son-in-law, Terry Benge will officiate the service. His cremated remains will then be spread on his farm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to "Salem4Youth", a premier, biblically-based organization that excels at mentoring and supporting youth and families in crisis. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Ronald Vaughn

Ronald "Ronnie" Vaughn, 75, of Shelbyville, Ill., passed away at home on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, 302 West Main Street, Shelbyville, Ill. Burial will take place at Wilkin Cemetery in Oblong, Ill. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Ronnie's family invites family and friends to share a story or light a candle in Ronnie's honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.



Max Groff

Max D. Groff, 62, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away in the comfort of his home on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. CST. Burial will be in the Cresthaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Max's memory may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice.



Wayne Waggoner

Wayne A. Waggoner, 71, Oblong, died at his residence on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 7:59 a.m.

Per Wayne's request there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Wayne A. Waggoner Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Pamela Meares

Pamela "Pam" S. Meares, née Dier of White House, Tenn., passed away on February 24, 2017.

Services will be held on March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at White House First United Methodist Church at 3403 Old Hwy 31, White House, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to either: "Go Red for Women" (The American Heart Association) at www.donatenow.heart.org or The Memorial Fund of White House First UMC (3403 Hwy 31W, White House, TN 37188).



Winifred C. Michl

Winifred C. Michl, 101, Oblong, died Wednesday, March 1, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.




Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Viola Keller

Viola K. (Kocher) Keller, 100, Newton, died at 5:42 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

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



Ruby Chapman

Ruby Marie Chapman, 95, Olney, formerly of Willow Hill, died at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.



Patricia James

Patricia Ann Beasley James, 79, passed away 1:05 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017, at her residence after a long and courageous bout with cancer.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin, with Rev. Ken Kimball and Rev. Robert Morwell officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park in Murphysboro. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the funeral home. The Elks 11th Hour Ceremony will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation, P. O. Box 222, Chatham, IL 62629 or to the First United Methodist Church, 301 Pine Street, Carterville, IL 62918; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.meredithwaddell.com to leave a message to share your memories, offer words of sympathy and comfort, light a candle, leave a symbol in memory of Patricia, or to receive email alerts and to follow us on Facebook.



Jeffrey Clingenpeel, Sr.

Jeffrey Lynn Clingenpeel, Sr., 65, Lawrenceville, died at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A service will follow and will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the Jeffrey Clingenpeel, Sr. Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Colleen Baughman

Colleen Baughman, 73, Dieterich, died at 1:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.



Twyla Metz

Twyla Dawn (Conover) Metz passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital with family by her side.

Visitation for Twyla's family will be held at Goodwin Funeral Home Friday, February 24, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 11:00 at Goodwin Funeral Home with Pastor Kathy Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Vincennes chapter of Shop with a Cop, 501 Busseron St. or the Salvation Army coats for kids, 2300 N. Second St.

Online condolences may be made at www.goodwinfamilyfh.com



Phillip Wesley

Phillip Wesley, 76, of Chatham, Ill., passed away peacefully after a long illness on February 22, 2017.

Phil's family will greet friends, Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Staab Polk Memorial Home, 8855 State Route 4, Chatham, IL, 62629. A visitation will also be held on Monday, February 27, 2017, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Goodwine Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St., Robinson, IL, 62454. Graveside services will immediately follow at the Charlottesville Cemetery (rural Birds, Ill.).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, IL, 62711.

The Staab Polk Memorial Home in Chatham, www.staabpolk.com, and the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com, are serving the Wesley family.



Barbara Pethtel

Barbara L. Pethtel, 74, of Oblong, Ill., died at 4:48 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Pastor Tim Watson will officiate the services. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in rural Palestine.

Memorials may be made to Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Howard Fowler

Howard M. Fowler, 88, Hillsboro, and formerly of Palestine, died at 3:47 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with Rev. Michael Lawton officiating. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro, with military rites by V.F.W. Post 1306 and American Legion Post 425. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the funeral home. Memorial can be made to American Heart Association and Alzheimers Association Greater Illinois Chapter.



Yvonne Britton

Yvonne Britton, 80, Newton, died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Rick Britton officiating. Burial will be in the Gila Lutheran Cemetery in rural Gila. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund P.O. Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448.

Monday, February 20, 2017

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 13, 2017
Harriet Durbin

Harriet Frisbe Durbin, 73, Palestine, died at her home at 2:06 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017.

Cremation was chosen with no services. Burial will be at a later date. Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements.



Paul York

Paul E. York, 66, Robinson, died at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at the Newton Care Center in Newton.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Hardinville Cemetery with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Robinson Public Library. Memorials may also be made to HSHS Hospice, who cared for Paul as he neared the end of his life.



Grace Kerner

Grace E. (Maxwell) Kerner, 92, Newton, died at 1:13 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.

Mass of Christian Burial for Grace, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, 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 was Sunday, Feb. 12, at the church and ½ hour before the mass. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Norma Woodard

Norma J. Woodard, 89, of Effingham, Ill., passed away at 12:28 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in hospice care.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Johnson Funeral Home, 1110 N. Fourth Street, Effingham. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made in loving memory of Norma to Centenary United Methodist Church in Effingham. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.



Margaret Hunt

Margaret Hunt, 98, Clinton, Ind., formerly of West Union, died at 4:05 p.m. (EST) Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at the Vermillion Convalescent Center in Clinton, Ind.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Burial will follow in the Ohio Cemetery. A time of visitation will precede the service and will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.



Marjorie Brooks

Marjorie B. Brooks, 97, Greenup, at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup, with Randal James Rue officiating. Burial will be in the Hazel Dell South Cemetery in Hazel Dell. Visitation will be held one hour before the service.



Paul Andrews

Paul F. Andrews, 58, West Liberty, died at 1:29 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, from cardiac arrest.

Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Potter's House of Ministry, Newton. Services will follow with Ron Mulvey officiating. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.




Monday, February 13, 2017

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 6, 2017
Mary White

Mary "Joanne" White, 81, of Palestine, Ill., died at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, at the Outer West Market Church of Christ in Palestine. A memorial service will follow and will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, with burial following in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Pastor Tim Watson will officiate the service. Memorials may be made to the Outer West Market Church of Christ, 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.



James Brown

James F. Brown, 80, Flat Rock, died at 1:26 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

Graveside services will be held at 1p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock; with Danny Dennis officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Heritage Health Activities Fund, with envelopes available at the cemetery.



Simon Webb

Simon Aiden Webb, the precious infant son of Cora Renee Bower and Alexander Neal Webb, died at 5:45 a.m. on Feb. 2, 2017, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

He is survived by his parents; by his maternal grandparents, Douglas and Julie Bower; and by his paternal grandmother, Trisha Webb.

A private family graveside service will be held at the Mount Olive Cemetery, rural Martinsville, at a later date. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union is in charge of arrangements.



Dennis Brooks

Dennis Eugene Brooks, 55, Newton, died at 7:58 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, of at his home surrounded by his family.

Masonic Rites with funeral services following will be held at 12 p.m. (noon) Thursday, Feb. 9, at Scott Avenue Christian Church, Newton. Burial will be in Brooks Cemetery north of Newton, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be held two hours before the service at the church. Memorials may be made to his grandchildren's education fund.



John Brannon

John Brannon, 80, of Hutsonville, Ill., died at 3:55 a.m. (EST) on Monday, February 6, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine, with Bro. Joe Griffith officiating the service. Military rites will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, the Robinson American Legion Post 69, the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132, and the Palestine AmVets Post 33. A time of visitation will precede the service and will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday. Following services, John will be cremated with a private family graveside service to be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the V.F.W. Transportation Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Ruth Tuttle

Ruth Tuttle, 68, Robinson, died at 9:42 a.m. (EST) on Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery. A time of visitation will precede the service and will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.



Beverly Crisman

Beverly Jean Crisman, age 79 of Creal Springs, IL, died Friday, February 03, 2017, at Highland Health Care Center in Highland, Ill.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, Ill. There are no services planned for Ms. Crisman. Interment will be at Creal Springs Cemetery in Creal Springs, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.



Bernice Thomlinson

Bernice Thomlinson, 94, of rural Bridgeport, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Aperion Care in Bridgeport.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery in Flat Rock.



Betty Thomas

Betty Jane (Brown) Thomas, 91, Greenup, died at 9:50 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at Cumberland Rehab and Health Care Center in Greenup.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup, with Pastor Patrick Powers officiating. Burial will be in the Block Cemetery south east of Greenup. Visitation will be two hours before the service.



James Hawkins

James Keith "Jim"Hawkins, 79, of Flora, Ill., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at his residence in Flora, Ill.

Public graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 10, 2017, at the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Ill. There will be no visitation.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or to the Shriners Hospitals for Crippled Children. Envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Robert Custis

Robert Lee Custis, 80, Worthington, Ohio, died Feb. 7, 2017, at the Laurels of Norworth, in Worthington, Ohio.

The family will greet friends at the Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, Worthington, Ohio, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. A funeral service will be held at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Columbus, Ohio, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, with Reverend June Wilkins officiating. Entombment immediately following at the Kingwood Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the church.



Robert Martin

Robert "Big Bob" Martin, 62 of Palestine, Ill., died at 5:40 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017, in the comfort of his home.

A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A time of visitation will precede the service and will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. A private family burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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



Valerie Stevens

Valerie D. (Gray) Stevens, 38, Bridgeport, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, in Vincennes, Ind., at Good Samaritan Hospital after a battle with cancer.

Valerie's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Bridgeport. A visitation will be held Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the Valerie Stevens Memorial Fund to assist the family in setting up a fund for her girls' future. Contributions can be made to the family directly or through the funeral home.



Helen McNair

Helen M. McNair, 101, of Palestine, died at 4:25 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

For those who wish to attend, the public is invited to meet at the Palestine Cemetery for a graveside service which will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Palestine Public Library, or to the donor's choice. Envelopes will be available at the cemetery.



Bertha Munton

Bertha Elizabeth (Treadway) Munton, 97, of Anaheim, Calf., formerly of Palestine, died on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, at her home in Anaheim.

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Pleasant View Cemetery, rural Palestine. Her nephew, Pastor Doug Munton will officiate the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements.



Fern Dennis

Fern Dennis, 92, of Robinson, Ill., died at 11:48 a.m. (EST) on Monday, February 6, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A private graveside will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Elks, to be used towards delivering Christmas food baskets to those in need. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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



Vera Hammond

Vera Mae Hammond, 86, of Olney, Ill., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Wednesday February 8, 2017 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.

There will be a public graveside service at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 13, 2017, at White Oak Cemetery 14997 N. 50th St. Oblong, IL 62449. Funeral procession will leave Pulliam Funeral Home, 302 E. Main St. Oblong, IL 62449, at 12:30 p.m. for White Oak Cemetery for those who don't know cemetery location and would like to follow. There will be no visitation.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Oblong Grade School Library with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

Monday, February 06, 2017

WEEK OF JANUARY 30, 2017
Toyoko Wiles

Mrs. Toyoko (Yamada) Wiles, age 78, of Robinson, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 at her home in Robinson.

There will be Cremation with no services planned at this time.



Donald Long

Donald Lee Long, 90, Newton, died at 8:19 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the church and half hour before mass. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Mary Berry

Mary Kathryn Berry, 88, Bloomington, formerly of Olney and Clay City, Illinois, died at 8:32 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, at her daughter's home in Bloomington.

Memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie. Visitation will be held one hour before the mass in church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sainte Marie Foundation.

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



Robert Grunloh

Robert A. "Bob" Grunloh, 75, Montrose, formerly of Teutopolis, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 at his home.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at Bauer Funeral Home, Teutopolis, with a 7 p.m. parish prayer service. A private family internment will be held at St. Francis Cemetery, Saturday, Feb. 4. Memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice. Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, in charge of arrangements.



James Beebe

James Richard Beebe, 76,Olney, died at 11:49 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in the Vanderhoof Cemetery south of Newton, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. Memorials may be made to the Meyer Funeral Home.



Elleanor Laswell

Mrs. Elleanor F. Laswell, age 81 of Robinson, Ill., died at 1:05 a.m. Friday, February 3, 2017, at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL following several years of failing health.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 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 in Elleanor's memory to the Lawrence Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens, 903 W. Mulberry Street, Robinson, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

WEEK OF JANUARY 23, 2017
Lois Dix

Lois Dix, 93, Robinson, died at 12:34 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Paris Healthcare Center in Paris.

It is her family's wish to have private services. Burial will be held in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Janet Caldwell

Janet Caldwell, 61, of Robinson, Ill., died on Thursday, January 19, 2017, in Indianapolis, Ind.

It was Janet's wish to be cremated with a private family graveside service. She will be interred at the Robinson New Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the NOW Program, which is a program that sends supplemental food home on weekends with a specific number of students in the Robinson School District. Memorial envelopes will be available at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, which is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



David Fuller

David A. Fuller, passed away unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack, Friday, January 20, 2017, at his residence in Palestine, Ill.

Services will be held at Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine, Ill., at 1 p.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2017, with Patti Danner ministering. Visitation will be held from 11:00 until time of service. Memorials may be made to the family and left at the funeral home.



Wanda Katro

Wanda H. Katro, 87, Dundas, died at 7:40 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at Helia Healthcare in Olney.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in rural West Liberty. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society 525 West Monroe Street Suite 1510 Chicago, Illinois 60661.



Judith Kirk

Judith K. "Judy" Kirk, 74, Robinson, Ill., passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of Judy's Life will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery next to husband David. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. An expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Heritage Health Senior Living Facility, Robinson, Ill., for special activities for the residents. 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 www.oblongfuneralhome.com.



Noble Kirby

Noble Kirby, 95, rural Wheeler, died at 5:19 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Pastor Jason Rensner officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's Cemetery south of Dieterich. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home. In loving memory of Noble, memorials may be made to the donor's choice.



Patricia Graves

Patricia Ann (Larsson) Graves, age 78 of Robinson, Ill,, died Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at her home with her loving family at her bedside.

There will be no funeral, but a Celebration of Pat's Life will be held at a later date. Those who wish may contribute to Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch or the Crawford County Spay and Neuter Foundation, in her memory.

For more information or condolences, contact www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Marjorie Brashear

Marjorie A. Brashear, 82, of rural Flat Rock, died at 2:00 a.m. on January 23, 2017, at Bridgepoint Health Care in Vincennes, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, January 28, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine, with Scott Mendenhall officiating. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Oak Grove Church or Crawford County Relay for Life, with envelopes available at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Erma Clark

Erma Alvera Clark, 92, Columbia, died Jan. 11, 2017, at Rosewood Care Center, Edwardsville.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 18, at the Lawlor Funeral Home, Columbia, with Pastor Roger Reid officiating. Interment was in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. Memorial contributions can be made to American Cancer Society, #5 Schiber Ct., Maryville, IL 62062.



Kent Anderson

Kent Anderson, 75, of Annapolis, IL, died at 1:50 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the Carle Hospital in Urbana, IL.

It was Kent's wish to have private family services conducted without a formal public service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.


Monday, January 23, 2017

WEEK OF JANUARY 16, 2017
Mary Middleton

Mary Maxine Middleton, 87, Oblong, Ill., passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A Celebration of Mary's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday January 18, 2017 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday. There will be a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday at Casey-Cumberland Cemetery in Casey, Ill.

An expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation or Oblong American Legion Post 219 Auxiliary. Envelopes will be at or mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Rev. Ronald Gross

Rev. Ronald Lee Gross, 86, of Casey, Ill., passed from this life to his eternal home with Jesus on Sunday, January 15, 2017, surrounded by his family at the home of his daughter, Ronda, in Newburgh, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, at New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 20975 E 2100th Ave, Yale, IL, officiated by Rev. Carroll Richards and Pastor Chris Parr with burial in the Butternut (Willow Creek) Cemetery in rural Martinsville, Ill. Friends may visit from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the church.

Ronnie had a heart for Christian mission work. He and June opened their home to many missionaries and supported their work in many ways. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial gifts be given to the Stott-Wallace Missionary Offering Fund of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, 8207 Traditional Place, Cordova, TN 38016.

Condolences may be offered at www.marwellfuneralhome.com.



Sally Gunn

Sally Ellen (Brannon) Gunn, 74, of Palestine, Ill., passed away on Friday 13, 2017, at the IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, January 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Bruce Polk

Bruce Arthur Polk, 64, of Robinson, died on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at the Community First Medical Center in Chicago.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial following in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate the services.



Carl Mast

Carl Edward Mast, 83, Des Moines, Iowa, and formerly of Wheeler, died at 8:19 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Latona Church of Christ in Latona, with Jonathan Mast and Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Francis Mitchell

Mr. Francis "Leon" Mitchell, age 95, of rural Hutsonville, Ill., died Monday, January 16, 2017, at 7:50 a.m. at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Ill., following a long period of declining health.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Valerie Vermilya officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will follow in the Newlin Cemetery, rural Robinson, Ill., with full Military Graveside Rites.

Memorial donations may be made to the Grand Prairie Christian Church or to the Hutsonville Historical Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Amy Moore

Amy Sue Moore, 41, of Palestine, died at 12:36 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at her home in Palestine of unknown causes.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow at 12 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial following in the Shire Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate the service.

Memorials may be made to the Amy Moore Memorial fund, with checks to be made to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You can also give by going to her memorial wall, found at www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com, where a crowdfunding campaign has been started to help offset funeral expenses.



Dennis Miller

Dennis James Miller, 56, Newton, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, from cardiopulmonary arrest.

Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kylie and Karlie Miller education fund.



Twila Hoover

Twila R. Hoover, 60, Belleville, died at 1:38 p.m. Jan. 7, 2017, in Belleville, of cancer.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Evangelical United Methodist Church, 201 E. Main St, Oblong, with Jim Williams officiating. Visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital or the charity of your choice.



James Buchanan

James Herbert Buchanan, 85, Kokomo, died at 8:03 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, at Community Hospital in Anderson, Ind.

A memorial service was held Nov. 26, 2016, in Kokomo, Ind., with Pastor Will Jewsbury officiating. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home, Kokomo, Ind., assisted the family with arrangements.

Monday, January 16, 2017

WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 2017
Lisa Miller

Lisa Marie Miller, 39, of Robinson, Ill., died at 6:12 p.m. (EST) on Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., surrounded by her family.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 12, at the funeral home. The family would ask that everyone in attendance dress in casual attire, in Lisa's memory. Burial will follow in the Robinson Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the "Lisa Miller Memorial Fund", which will be used to help fund her children's college education. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Carol Maggard

Carol Sue Maggard, 80, of Palestine, Ill., died at 8:27 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, January 20, at the Palestine Cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at the cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com



Yola Ackman

Yola S. Ackman, 85, of Palm Bay, Fla., and formerly of Robinson, died at 00:57 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at Inspired Living of Palm Bay, Palm Bay, Fla., following several months of declining health.

There will be a combined Celebration of Life Service for Richard L. (died January 26, 2014) and Yola S. Ackman with visitation held later this year at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Visitation will immediately precede the Celebration of Life Service and interment of the cremated remains will follow services, in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong.



Kevin Miller

Kevin Scott Miller, 59, of Galesburg, Ill., passed away on the morning of January, 7, 2017, after a short battle with cancer.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Galesburg. Rodney Miller of Faith Bible Fellowship will be officiating. In accordance with Kevin's wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes scattered in one of his favorite locations, on his late grandmother's farm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation can be given to Faith Bible Fellowship, 1021 S. Seminary St., Galesburg, Ill.

The family of Kevin Scott Miller wishes to thank Barbara and Robert Genisio, Rodney and Roxanne Miller, and the Faith Bible Fellowship Church.



Doyle Nidey

Doyle Wayne Nidey, 48, of Palestine, Ill., died at IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., on Monday, January 9, 2017. Doyle is now at peace and free of pain after many years of struggling with his illness.

A time of visitation will be held from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to his wife, Tania Nidey, to help pay Doyle's medical bills. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Jack Webster

Jack Webster, 78, was called home by the Lord in accordance to His plan at 10:35 a.m. (EST) on January 10, 2017, surrounded by his family at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, at the funeral home, with Pastor Will Bynum and by his nephew, Pastor Denny Moon officiating. Burial will follow in the Plymouth Cemetery in rural West York.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Olive 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.



Steven Dabney

Steven E. Dabney, 66, Champaign, and formerly of Robinson, died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, at his residence in Champaign, following many months of failing health.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of the Donor's Choice with envelopes available at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.



Eldric Sechrest Jr.

Eldric Norman Sechrest Jr. died at his home in South Pasadena, Calif., Dec. 14, 2016.

A family memorial will be held in California. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.




Monday, January 09, 2017


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