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home : deaths August 17, 2017


WEEK OF AUGUST 16, 2017
Clara Waldrop

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

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 16, at the Palestine Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the services. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Mary Green

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

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

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church's Summer Reading Program, with checks made payable to the "Palestine First Presbyterian Church". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Dolores Burcham

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

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



Scott Reeter

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

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



Mildred Correll

Mildred Correll, 99, formerly of rural Robinson, and Palestine, died on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, at Brookdale Castleton in Indianapolis, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21 at the funeral home, with burial following in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WEEK OF AUGUST 7, 2017
Kenneth Stone

Kenneth W. "Hank" Stone, 78, of Palestine, Ill., died at 11:18 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, August 6, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., surrounded by his beloved family.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A funeral service will follow and will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, with Pastor Tim Watson officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.

Monday, August 07, 2017

WEEK OF JULY 31, 2017
Betty Cravens

Betty Lou Cravens, 87, Robinson, died at 2:35 a.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 3. at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial following in the Robinson New Cemetery. Pastor Adam Conder will be officiating the services. Memorials may be made to Robinson Free Methodist Church, Oblong Children's Christian Home, or New Hebron Christian School. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Howard Green

Mr. Howard E. Green, age 86 of Palestine, Ill., died Sunday, July 30, 2017, at 10:54 a.m. at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Robinson, Ill., following a brief period of failing health.

The funeral service will be Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Karen S. Russell officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, August 3, 2017, from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Waggoner Cemetery, Chauncey, Ill. Military graveside rites provided by the Crawford Post 4549, V.F.W., Robinson, Ill.; E.M. Coulter Post 69, American Legion, Robinson, Ill.; and the Marine Corps League 546.

Memorial donations may be made to Southeastern Illinois Hospice in care of Richland Memorial in Hospital, Olney, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

The Green family would like to extend a very special "Thank You" to the many caregivers for Mr. and Mrs. Green over the past five months..

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Jacob Stewart

Jacob Russell Stewart, 27, of Olney, Ill., died on Thursday, July 27, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, at the First Christian Church in Oblong. A celebration of his life will follow and will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the church, with Pastor Bill Ikemire and Pastor Dee Wolfe officiating the services. Burial will be held at the Berlin Cemetery on Friday, August 4, at 10:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to the "Jacob Stewart Memorial Fund". Memorial envelopes will be available at the church. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Ethel Cline

Ethel Marie Cline, 95, of West Union, Ill., died at 11:55 p.m. (EST), Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind., following a fall just three weeks before her 96th birthday.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 5, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, Ill. Graveside services will immediately follow and will be held at the Harrison Cemetery. Pastor Billie Ray Ulrey will officiate the service, and military services will also be held at the cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Union Community Club, to the West Union Park, or to the West Union American Legion. 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.



Benjamin Kingery

Benjamin Leon Kingery, 91, Rock Falls, died July 31, 2017, at the Dixon Rehabilitation and Care Center, Dixon.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to the Kingery Family Cemetery Fund for the future maintenance of the cemetery and roadway to the cemetery. For your convenience, a tax-exempt number is furnished (#37-1333534).

Visitation will be 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, at the McDonald Funeral Home, Rock Falls. Burial will be at the Kingery Family Cemetery, Cumberland Co. on Friday, Aug. 11, at 12:30 p.m.



Sue Daron

Karen 'Sue' (Thompson) Daron, 73, passed peacefully on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, August 7, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery.

For those unable to attend, a local Memorial will be held in Lebanon, Ind., at the Boone County 4H Fairgrounds, on Saturday, August 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory, picture, or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Sandra Anderson

Sandra Joyce Anderson, 62, of Robinson, Ill., passed away at 2:10 a.m. on Wednesday August 3, 2017, peacefully surrounded by her family, after a short battle of cancer.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of life will be held at 7:00 p.m. with a private burial following at a later date. Pastor Jim Williams will be officiating the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Sandra Anderson Memorial", memorials will help fund the grandchildren college educations, with checks made payable to Jack Anderson. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



John Jackson

John Robert Jackson, 81, of rural West Union, Ill., passed peacefully into eternity Thursday, August 3, 2017, in the presence of his loving wife Karen and family.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, Ill. Masonic Services will be conducted by the West Union Masonic Lodge 313 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7, at the funeral home, with burial following in York Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the York Cemetery. 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.


Monday, July 31, 2017

WEEK OF JULY 24, 2017
Shirley Allison

Shirley Ann Allison, 79, of Robinson, Ill., died at 3:12 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Carle Foundation Hospital Champaign, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, at the Highland Church of Christ in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at the Highland Church of Christ, with burial following at the Robinson New Cemetery. Pastors Shane Bopp, Mike McElyea, and Phil Young will be officiating services. Memorials may be made to Oblong Children's Home or to Feed My Starving Children, with checks made payable to "Highland Church of Christ". Memorial envelopes will be available at the church.

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



Linda Shaffer

Linda Louise Shaffer, 56, of Robinson, Ill., died at 12:45 p.m. (EST) on Friday, July 21, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital Vincennes, Ind., following a brave battle with cancer.

A time of visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of Linda's life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Shane Bopp officiating the service. Cremation will follow the service, with a private family burial to be held at a later date. In honor of the countless hours she spent at the Robinson City Park, memorials may be made to the City of Robinson Parks and Recreation Department, with memorial envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Glen Rodgers

Mr. Glen A. Rodgers, age 93 of Robinson, Ill., died Friday July 21, 2017, at 11:03 p.m. at his home of an apparent heart attack.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Celebrants Jason Safirt and Don Richart officiating. Friends may call from 12:00 noon until the time of services at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Interment will follow funeral services in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill., with graveside military rites provided by E.M. Coulter Post, American Legion, Amvets and VFW.

Memorial donations may be made to the Robinwood Assembly of God with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Norma Pittenger

Norma Pittenger, 76, of West Union, died at 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Graveside services will immediately follow at the Darwin Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Norma Pittenger Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes".



Betty Watts

Betty L. Watts, 86, Newton, died at 2:21 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Senior Citizens. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Barbara Brimberry

Barbara Pauline (Moore) Brimberry, 90, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Palestine, Ill., died at 9:00 a.m. on March 26, 2017, at Legend Oaks Healthcare in Houston.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 31, at the Palestine Cemetery, with Pastor Dennis Steckley officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, with envelopes available at the cemetery and funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Betty Applegate

Betty Rose Applegate, 91, of Casey, Ill., died at 11:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017, at the Casey Health Center in Casey, Ill.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, at the Hazel Dell Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine is officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. In honor of her love of animals, memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, with envelopes available at the cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Linda Baud

Linda Lou Baud, 76, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Monday, July 24, 2017, at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

Celebration of Linda's Life will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

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



Bettie Frye

Bettie Frye, 89, Robinson, died on July 13, 2017.

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



Gayanne Wilkin

Gayanne E. (Essex) Wilkin, 76, of St. John, Ind., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.

Visitation is Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, Ind. Funeral service Friday, July 28, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at First Christian Church (704 Joliet St. Dyer, IN 46311) with Rev. Randy Payne officiating. Interment Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Wilkin Cemetery - Crawford County, Ill.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Alzheimer's Assoc. (225 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60601) greatly appreciated. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or visit www.SMITSFH.com.



Eleanor Carmichael

Mrs. Eleanor V. Stephens Carmichael, age 97 of Robinson, Ill., died Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 8:42 a.m. at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following a period of declining health.

Funeral service will be Saturday July 29, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill., with Pastor Tom Buchanan officiating. Visitation will be Friday July 28, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Magnolia Center Employees Support Fund c/o of First Robinson Savings Bank, Robinson, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

WEEK OF JULY 17, 2017
Bradley Siler

Mr. Bradley Wayne Siler, age 60 of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday July 15, 2017, at 9:52 a.m. while swimming in the Lincoln Trail College Pool. An autopsy is scheduled to determine a cause of death.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Tom Buchanan officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill. There will be a time of visitation on Thursday, July 20, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Robinson Parks Department, Tennis Court Resurfacing Fund.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Troy Glasco

Troy E. Glasco, 93, of rural Cobden, died at 8:13 a.m. Thursday, July 13, 2017, in the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.

A Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 17, in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden with Paul Tirey and Ken Wilson officiating. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Murphysboro. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Murphysboro American Legion Post 127. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Missionary Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Roy Richardson

Roy Allen 'Buster' Richardson, 86, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at his residence.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery with military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Buster's memory may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice or the Hutsonville Heritage Shelter Care.

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



Larry Pickens

Larry W. Pickens, 85, Effingham, died at 5:40 a.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Effingham Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Private family service where held. Burial was in the Trexler Cemetery west of Newton. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.



Dr. Herbert Iknayan, MD

Dr. Herbert Iknayan, MD, 85, of Robinson, Ill., died at 10:10 p.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of life service will follow and will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday with Pastor Mike Irvin officiating the service. In honor of his many years as team physician, memorials may be made to the Robinson High School Athletic Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com



Dick and Yola Ackman

The family of Dick and Yola Ackman invite all family and friends to attend a Celebration of Life to be held at the Quail Creek Country Club on Saturday, July 29, from 2 to 4 p.m.

It was Dick and Yola's with that there be no services until both had passed. We hope you will join us for this great celebration. We will have lots of photos and look forward to sharing memories.



Pansy Pope

Pansy Marie Pope, 86, of New Port Richey, Fla., died at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017, in New Port Richey.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday July 23, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. with burial following at Robinson New Cemetery. Pastor Raymond Warfel will be officiating the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Amy Yoder

Amy Jo Yoder, infant daughter of Monroe and Millie Yoder, rural Oblong, died at 4:20 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral service was held Saturday, July 15, with burial in Yoder Cemetery.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, assisted the family with arrangements.



Lydia Carlen

Lydia Jeanette (Cox) Carlen, age 90, of Greenup, Ill., passed away Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 9:16 p.m. at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at the Barkley Funeral Home in Greenup, Ill. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Jack Oak Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Jack Oak Church. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

WEEK OF JULY 10, 2017
Douglas Neal Gurley

Douglas Neal Gurley, 65, of rural Robinson, IL, died at 9:00 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, IN, following complications from lymphoma cancer.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on July 13 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on July 14 at the funeral home, with burial following in the Newlin Cemetery. Rev. Jerry McDaniel and Doug's good friend Terry Pickett will officiate the services.

Memorials may be made to the West End Chapel Children's Ministries or to the Porterville Congregational Christian Church, with memorial envelopes available at the funeral home.

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



Roberta L. McCrory

Mrs. Roberta L. McCrory, age 88 of Annapolis, IL, passed away on Sunday July 9, 2017, at Paris Healthcare Center, Paris, IL.

Private family graveside service will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, IL.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Geoffrey Johnston

Geoffrey Johnston, 40, beloved son of Alan & Becky (Schutte) Johnston formerly of Robinson and Palestine died unexpectedly on June 21 in Columbus, OH.

A memorial fund is set up to benefit the media dept at Westerville Community United Church of Christ.

His kindness, loving nature and sense of humor is deeply missed by his many family and friends.



Ruth J. Adkins

Ruth J. Adkins, 86, Newton, died at 8:45 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Pekin Manor in Pekin.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Larry Matson officiating. Burial will be in the Brick Cemetery northwest of Newton. Visitation will be held one hour before the service.

Memorials may be made to Alzheimers Association at www.alz.org. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



John Nick Katsorelos

John Nick Katsorelos, 86, Newton, Illinois, died at 11:40 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017, at the home of his daughter.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at the First Baptist Church in Newton, Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, with full military rites by the Jasper Post #20 American Legion. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the church with Masonic Rites at 6 p.m. under the auspices of the Newton Masonic Lodge #216 A.F. & A.M.

Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Barbara Jennings

Barbara Jennings, 83, of Oblong, IL, died at 8:13 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong.

A time of visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday with Pastor Dee Wolfe officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ridgeview Care Center, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Robert Harold "Bob" Dhom

Robert Harold "Bob" Dhom, 92, Newton, died at 4:26 p.m. Monday, July 10, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 13, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Fr. Dean Probst celebrating Mass. Burial will be in New St. Peter Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the church and a half-hour prior to Mass.

Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.

The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



John Battershell

John Edwin Battershell of Centennial, CO, formerly of Robinson, passed away June 29, 2017, at 6:55 a.m. in the comfort of his home.

Funeral Service to be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 15, 2017, at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121 with Visitation one hour prior from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. A Celebration of Life reception will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Committal Service to be held at 12:00 p.m., Monday, July 17, 2017, at Fort Logan National Cemetery - Staging Area "A," 4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80203.



Harold Ray Irvin

Harold Ray Irvin, 89, of Oblong, IL passed away on Monday July 10, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL.

Celebration of Harold's Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 14, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL. Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until service time on Friday.

The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Shriner's Crippled Children's Hospital or the Riley's Children's Hospital of Indianapolis with envelopes available at or may be sent to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

Thursday, July 13, 2017

WEEK OF JULY 3, 2017
Jeanette Kuhl

Jeanette C. (Ochs) Kuhl, 91, Newton, died at 5:02 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, July 3, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Wendelin, with Father Mark Stec celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Wendelin. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until mass time at the church. Memorials may be made to the Holy Cross Catholic Church.

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



Wendell Culp

Mr. Wendell H. "Windy" Culp, age 92 of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday July 4, 2017, at 1:51 p.m. EST at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., following many months of deteriorating health.

Funeral service will be Saturday July 8, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Jason Safirt officiating. Visitation will be Friday July 7, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Hospital Foundation or the WWII Museum, New Orleans, La., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Ronald Cross

Ronald L. Cross, 84, of Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Thursday, June 8, as a result of Parkinson's Disease.

A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, 2017, at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH., 44011. Military services will be held on July 14, at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.

Memorials may be forwarded to the Westshore Chorale, P.O. Box 770765, Lakewood, OH. or River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH. 44011.

Online condolences may be made at www.buschcares.com



Alene Martin

Martin, Reba Alene, 83, of the Village of Belgium, passed away peacefully at 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services 10 a.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Catlin Church of Christ with Chris Lawler and Isaiah Crowl officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Danville, Illinois. Visitation 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Catlin Church of Christ. Memorials to the Catlin Church of Christ. Robison Chapel, Catlin, Illinois is handling the arrangements. Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.



Albert Baker

Albert "Al" LeRoy Baker, 79, of rural Flat Rock, died at 3:20 p.m. Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 6, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 7, at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Watson officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, American Legion Post 69, and Marine Corps League Det 546, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. In LeRoy's honor, memorials may be made to the Crawford County Collectibles Car Club, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Suzanne Ryan

Suzanne Ryan, 84, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, July 4, 2017, at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Illinois.

Funeral services will be Friday, July 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Suzanne's memory may be made to the First Christian Church or SIDS Foundation of Illinois 6010 Route 53, Suite A, Lisle, Illinois 60532.

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



James Flenner

James E. Flenner, 90, Robinson, died at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong.

It was his wish to be cremated, and a private family burial will take place at the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. Transportation Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Steven Swanson

Steven Mark Swanson, 59, Effingham, died at 6:35 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2017, at his home.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 8, at Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Bro. Carroll Ross officiating. Burial will be in the Oakridge Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to Gideon's.



Linda Burris

Linda Sue Burris, 66, Newton, died at 8:28 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2017, at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, Ind.

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



Gary Rivard

Gary Frank Rivard, 71, Newton, died at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, July 14, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in Westlawn Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the mass at the church. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.



Carole Schafer

Carole Schafer, 75, Newton, Illinois, died 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, July 10, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 9, at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

WEEK OF JUNE 26, 2017
John Wampler

John R. Wampler, Sr., 81, of Robinson, Illinois passed away June 23, 2017, at the Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Illinois, after a long battle with dementia.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at 12:30 p.m. CST at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Services will be officiated by Dee Wolfe.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in John's memory may be made to Donna Wampler. She will be using the money to purchase tutorial videos to help caregivers and nursing homes providing special care to Alzheimer's patients. These will be made available to any facility for workshops at local libraries or anyone interested in Alzheimer's care.

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



Doretta York

Doretta L. York, 83, Oblong, died Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson.

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong. There will be a Graveside Service immediately after the visitation in Watts Cemetery, Oblong. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County Humane Society with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.



Patrick Stigler

Patrick Abbott Stigler , 57, died June 9, 2017, at the V.A. Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.

There will be a celebration of life gathering at his brother David's home, 208 N.Harrison, Oblong, Thursday, June 29, 7 to 8 p.m. Burial at a later date.



Dennis Cornwell

Dennis Eugene Cornwell, 60, of Dieterich, died at 9:09 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Shirley Harris, Helen Marie Landes and Debbie Ellen Cornwell, and a brother, Donnie Cornwell. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Mike Knepper officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the family.



Frederick Rigg

Frederick M. Rigg, 91, of Channahon, Illinois, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Presence Villa Franciscan in Joliet, Illinois.

Graveside services will be Thursday, June 29, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. CST at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.

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



Troy Maus

Mr. Troy Lee Maus, age 54, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017, peacefully at his home, after years of affliction with Multiple Sclerosis.

Graveside Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 30, 2017, at the Kirk Chapel Cemetery, in Robinson, Illinois. Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or Paralyzed Veterans of America Fund with envelopes available at Pulliam Funeral Home, 1005 West Main Street, Robinson, IL or at the graveside service at Kirk Chapel Cemetery, rural Robinson, Ill.

Online condolences can be made at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Gladys Jones

Gladys L. Jones, 95, Stoy, Ill., passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Ill.

A Celebration of Gladys's Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday June 30, 2017, at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. There will be no visitation which is what Gladys wanted. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers it is requested that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong American Legion Post 219 Auxiliary 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 oblongfuneralhome.com.



Linda Shaffner

Linda Kaye Shaffner, 68, died at 12:50 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at Gentle Care of Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 1, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. A graveside service will immediately follow, and will be held at the Bradbury Cemetery, with Bro. Billie Rae Ulrey officiating the service.

Memorials may be made to Donate Life America, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit alliance of national organizations and Donate Life State Teams across the United States committed to maximizing the number of organs, eyes and tissue available to save and heal lives through transplantation while developing a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility. Memorials may also be made to the Linda Kaye Shaffner Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes".

Monday, June 26, 2017

WEEK OF JUNE 19, 2017
Alice Leitch

Mrs. Alice "Marie" Leitch, age 80 of Marshall, Ill., and formerly of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 3:35 p.m. at Burnsides Nursing Home, Marshall, Ill., following many months of failing health.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Christian Church, Hutsonville, Ill., with Bro. Bill Wilkinson officiating. Visitation will be Monday, June 19, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill. Interment will follow services in the Medsker Cemetery, rural Clark County, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4549, Robinson, Ill., Ceremonial Unit Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home and the church.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Edith Rich

Edith Etta (Grange) Rich wore pleated skirts, pantyhose, clip on earrings and high heels for the vast majority of her 98 years on this earth. She was proud of her jet black hair, her "country" upbringing and - most of all - her family. 

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Cunningham-Young Funeral Home of Lawrenceville is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Activity Fund at Newman Rehab and Healthcare (418 S Memorial Park Rd, Newman, IL 61942). Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.



Linda Kocher

Linda Jean Kocher, 69, of rural Ste. Marie, died at 5:25 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at Helia Healthcare in Olney.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Sainte Marie, with Fr Dean Probst celebrating mass. Visitation was held Sunday, June 18, at the church and ½ hour before the mass. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Sainte Marie. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Jeffery Love

Jeffery L. Love, 57, Robinson, died at 10:37 a.m. (EST) Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind., from cancer.

A time of visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, June 23, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. A graveside service will immediately follow and will be held at the Robinson New Cemetery with Pastor Steve Donaldson officiating the service.



Wayne Phipps

Wayne Phipps, 76, of Martinsville, Ill., died at 12:51 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 21, at the Olive Branch Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Jack Daron

Jack L. Daron, 74, was surrounded by family as he passed peacefully on Friday, June 16, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 23, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory, picture, or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Patricia Williams

Patricia (Stoner) Williams, King George, Va., died on January 11, 2017, in King George after a battle with breast cancer.

A graveside memorial will be held at the Oak Grove Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 27. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that donations be made to the Oak Grove Cemetery, with envelopes available at the cemetery.



Lorraine Martin

Mrs. Lorraine E. Martin, age 93 of Tullahoma, Tenn., and formerly of Robinson, Ill., died Monday June 19, 2017, at 3:10 a.m. in the care of Hospice Compassus at the Life Care Center, Tullahoma, Tenn., following several months of failing health.

Funeral service will be Saturday June 24, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Amy Cates officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Interment will follow funeral services in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Blanche Fisher

Blanche R. Fisher, 96, Flat Rock, died Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at the Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

Graveside services will be conducted Friday, June 23, at 11 a.m. CST at the Centerville Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, is in charge of the arrangements.




Monday, June 26, 2017

WEEK OF JUNE 12, 2017
Pearl Urfer

Pearl Louise Urfer, 79, Yale, died on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong.

Celebration of Louise's Life will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church/aka Old Hickory Church rural Yale, IL. Envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.



Larry Funk

Larry Funk, 85, passed away at 12:57 a.m. Saturday June 10, 2017, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill.

Masonic Services for Larry will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, Ill., conducted by the Lincoln Masonic Lodge 210, following Masonic services a funeral service will be held with Ron Otto officiating.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow the service at Zion Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 263. Memorials may be made in Larry's name to the American Kidney Fund.



Jerry Griesemer

Jerry W. Griesemer, 82, of Bridgeport, formerly of Vincennes, passed away on June 9, 2017, at Aperion Care in Bridgeport.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. EDT Monday at Goodwin Funeral Home, Vincennes, Ind., with Pastor Gary Pearce officiating. Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association.

Online condolences may be made at www.goodwinfamilyfh.com



Patricia Johnson

Patricia Ann Johnson, 86, was born in Robinson, Illinois to Erna and Ercie B. (Tyhurst) Cummins, and passed away in Hobbs, N.M., on June 3, 2017.

Ms. Johnson will be cremated and no services are scheduled. Arrangements are under the direction of Kirby-Smith-Rogers Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent to www.kirbysmithrogers.com.



Louise Keller

Louise G. (Helregel) Keller, 95, West Liberty, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday, June 11, 2017, at Care Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 15, 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, Illinois. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at the church and one hour before the mass.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church of Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Shrine in Belleville. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



Jerry Lee Martin

Jerry Lee Martin, 65, of Apollo Beach, Fla., died on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at South Bay Hospital in Sun City Center, Fla.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial following in the Hardinville Cemetery. Brad Harris will officiate the services.

Memorials may be made to the Moffitt Cancer Center, an organization that has made a lasting commitment to the prevention and cure of cancer, working tirelessly in the areas of patient care, research and education to advance one step further in fighting this disease. In honor of his alma mater, memorials may also be made to the Oblong High School Athletics Department. 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.



Robert Laswell

Mr. Robert J. Laswell, age 79 of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday June 10, 2017, at 7:45 p.m. at Arbor Rose Care and Rehabilitation, Robinson, Ill., following several months of battling Alzheimer's Dementia.

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. There will be a time of visitation from 12:00 Noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Robinson Township Library Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



John Miller

John H. Miller, 83, of Oblong, Ill., passed away at 9:13 a.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Robinson, Ill.

A celebration of John's Life will be held at a later date.

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

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

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



Keith Weppler

Keith Weppler, age 56, tragically passed away August 29, 2016 due to heart complications that preceded a car accident.

A celebration of Keith's life will be held at Keith and Julie's house in Greenfield, Indiana on Saturday, June 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. EDT. Please reach out to the family at WepplerVineyards@gmail.com for any additional details regarding the celebration.



Joan Swick

Joan Beasley (Miller) Swick, age 81, of Casey, Ill., went home to be with her Savior and Lord at 3:50 a.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Collinsville, Okla.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Markwell Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Marsh officiating. Burial will follow in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, Ill. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, Ill.

Memorial Donations may be made to: Choice Pregnancy Center and Health, /choices4pregnancy.com; Illinois Baptist Children's Home and Services, www.bchfs.com; Word Power Radio, www.wordpower.us; or Casey First Baptist Church, caseyfbc.com.

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


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