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home : deaths 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.

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

WEEK OF JANUARY 2, 2017
Donald Davis

Donald E. "Duck" Davis, 88, Oblong, Ill., passed away at 9:05 p.m. ET on December 30, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Services will by 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at the First Christian Church of Oblong. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at the First Christian Church of Oblong. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Oblong Sports Boosters, Oblong Schools Academic Foundation or Good Samaritan Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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



Clarence Leffler

Clarence Glen Leffler, 88, of Willow Hill, Ill.,went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 31, 2016, at the United Methodist Village North Campus in Lawrenceville, Ill.

Clarence's celebration of life service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday January 6, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 5, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Mound Church, The Endowment and Development of Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, Food fund for Rabbit and Birds at United Methodist Village North Campus or Good Samaritan Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449. Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com.

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



Tommy Phillippe

Tommy Dale Phillippe, 50, Robinson, died suddenly on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016.

A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home, with military rites being given by the V.F.W. Post 4549. Memorials may be made to the Tommy Dale Phillippe Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You can also give by going to his memorial wall, found at www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com, where a crowdfunding campaign has been started to help offset funeral expenses.



Pat McVickar

Pat Rex McVickar, 74, of Newburgh, Indiana, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2017, at St. Mary's Hospital.

Funeral services will be Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CST at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, Illinois. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Cresthaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Pat's memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Lisa and Carmen are grateful to their mother, Opal, and Larry for the love and support they gave to their dad over the years.

Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.co.



Edwin Whitmer

Edwin L. Whitmer, Sr., 91, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away Friday, December 30, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 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 Edwin's memory may be made to the Lawrence County Senior Citizens or the LHS Sports Hall of Fame.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Edwin's caregivers, which include Carolyn, Jo, Jody, Kate, and Polly.

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



Sharon Roland

Sharon S. Roland, 57, Ottawa, formerly of DeKalb, died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with Terry Soltow officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of services, Wednesday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Sharon S. Roland Memorial Fund, addressed to the Roland Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.



Harold Bond

Harold A. Bond, 84, Manassas, Va., formerly of Oblong, died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016.

Per his wishes he was cremated with no services. He will be buried at a later date.



Amanda Crow

Amanda G. Crow, 89, of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Monday, January 2, 2017, at her residence.

Funeral services will be Friday, January 6, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be Derr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Amanda's memory may be made to the Northside Christian Church in Vandalia or the No Fear Organization of Fayette County.

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



Miyoko Kirk

Miyoko Ikehara Kirk, 85, of Kingsland, Texas, passed away at home in the loving arms of her family, January 3, 2017.

A service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Putnam Funeral Home in Kingsland, Texas. Inurnment will follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet, Texas. An online guest register may be signed at www. PutnamCares.com

Cremation arrangements made by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematorium, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas 78639. (325)388-0008.



Rick Biggs

Rick L. Biggs, 55, Fairland, Okla., passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Freeman, Hospital, Joplin, Mo.

Funeral services are pending in Oklahoma.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

WEEK OF DECEMBER 26, 2016
Ilene Kirk

Ilene L. Kirk, 94, of Oblong, Ill., passed away at 7:40 a.m. on Sunday, December 25, 2016, at the Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

There will be no visitation.

Public gsraveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Ill.

The Family request that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Oblong Christian Children's Home with envelopes at the service or may be mailed to 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.



Elizabeth Valbert

Elizabeth Anne "Liz" Valbert, 74, of Ste. Marie, Ill., passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016, at her sister's home.

Celebration of Liz's life service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Family Burial of cremated remains will be on Friday, December 30, 2016, at South Bend Cemetery, rural Ste. Marie. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.. on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill.

An expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Effingham St. Anthony Hospital Hospice. Envelopes 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.



Ralph Blankenbeker

Ralph Blankenbeker, 74, of rural Martinsville, Ill., died at 2:00 a.m. on December 25, 2016, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 29, at the Willow Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, rural Martinsville, Ill. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Kevin Small officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Butternut Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Willow Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with envelopes available at the church. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.

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



Shirley Treloggen

Shirley Ann Treloggen (née Overbey; formerly Garrett), 89, Vienna, and a former 30 year resident of Toledo, died on Dec. 23, 2016.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Bailey Funeral Home, Vienna, with a memorial service following presided by the Rev. William "Bud" McDannel. A graveside service will follow at the Lakeside Cemetery in Johnston City, where she will be interred next to her husband, Ira Garrett.

Memorial can be made to the Hillview Healthcare Center Activity Fund, or to the organization of the donor's choice.



Rita Koontz

Rita O. Koontz, 86, Newton, and a former resident of Charleston, died at 6:29 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at her residence at Villas of Hollybrook in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held two hours before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Church or School. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Marcia Brant

Marcia A. (Kuhn) Brant, 62, Mattoon, died at 2:32 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at her home.

Private family services were held. Memorial may be made to the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel 115 East Lincoln Drive Greenup, Illinois 62428. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup.



Irene Perkins

Irene Perkins, 95, West Union, died at 11:51 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Life's Journey Senior Living in Paris.

A private family service will be held at the Danville National Cemetery in Danville. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union is in charge of

arrangements.



Kelley Ann Jenkins

Kelley Ann Jenkins, 38, Martinsville, died at 7:40 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following years of long-term health problems.

It was Kelley's wish to be cremated with no formal services. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home, West Union, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Anna Mae Perry

Anna Mae Perry, 95, Dieterich, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Heath Care Center in Effingham.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich. Private family services will be held with burial in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Dieterich.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Linda Yvonne Arnold

Linda Yvonne Arnold, 78, of Robinson, Ill., died at 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016, in the comfort of her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 2, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, at the funeral home with Butch Woods officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Hutsonville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Robinson Public Library, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

WEEK OF DECEMBER 19, 2016
Lloyd Smelcer

Lloyd Richard "Horsefly" Smelcer, 72, of Marshall, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at his home.

Services in honor of his life will be 10 a.m. Monday at Pearce Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery with military graveside rites. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday and prior services on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maintenance Fund of Marshall Cemetery. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Harold Harrison, Jr

Harold A. Harrison, Jr., 85, of Robinson, Ill., died at 7:53 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2016 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, at the funeral home with burial following in the Robinson New Cemetery. Pastor Judy Williams will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church Food Pantry, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Doris Cox

Doris L Cox, 82, of Sullivan passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Millers Merry Manor.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Holmes Memorial Chapel with Rev. David Cox Officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8:00 p.m. Burial will be in Center Ridge Cemetery. If Friends so desire donations may be made to the Missionary Unit #6 envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Ellen Stephens

Ellen R. "Babe" Stephens, 97, Webster, Fla., and formerly of Greenup, at 5:50 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, at Cornerstone Hospice in Tavares, Fla.

A service celebrating the life of Ellen, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel, Greenup, with Rev. Cyndi Wiedman officiating. Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery, Greenup. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, at the funeral home.



Jean Huddlestun

Jean Huddlestun, 93, of Yale, Ill., passed away at 2:40 a.m. on Monday December 19, 2016, at Crawford Memorial Hospital's Magnolia Center in Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of Jean's life will be Friday, December 23, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Oblong. Burial will follow at the Hazel Dell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Oblong.

Expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First Baptist Church of Oblong with envelopes available at the church 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.oblongfurneralhome.com Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong is in charge of arrangements.



Nancy Hilderbrand

Nancy Hilderbrand, 63, of rural Palestine, Ill., died at 1:25 a.m. (EST) on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23, at the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill., with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to DaVita Dialysis, with envelopes available at the cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Vernie Windes

Vernie Maxine Windes, 86, Mount Carmel, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, at Heritage Healthcare, Robinson, surrounded by her family.

Family and friends are invited to gather from 11 a.m. to 1p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21, in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home, Mt. Carmel.

Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21, in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Steven Freels officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mount Carmel, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Memorial contributions may be made in Maxine's memory to Reaching and Teaching International Ministries/ Krystle and Brandon Leach. Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 N. Cherry St., Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.



Gilbert Harris

Gilbert Eugene "Gene" Harris, 66, Newton, died at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

A service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, at the church. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Church or School. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



Margaret Mullins

Margaret Mullins, 94, of Robinson, died at 6:50 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, surrounded by her beloved family.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 27, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Graveside services will follow and will be held at the Kirk Cemetery, rural Robinson. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Wanda Bosler

Anna "Wanda" Bennett Bosler, age 98, of Martinsville, Ill., passed away at 10:52 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at Heartland Nursing Center, Casey, Ill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, at the Greenwell Funeral Home with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in the Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville, Ill. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the Greenwell Funeral Home, 30 N. Washington St., Martinsville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to Martinsville Bible Church AWANA or Mission Trip, 509 N. Ridgelawn Rd., Martinsville, IL 62442.

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



Arthur Wever

Arthur "Art" Wever, 80, Morris, and formerly New Lenox, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, at Park Point Healthcare and Rehab Center in Morris.

As it was Art's wish, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service is being planned for the spring at Oak Grove Cemetery in Palestine. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice or the activities director of Park Point Healthcare and Rehab in Morris. For further information, please call (815) 942-5040 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com



Allen Wetherholt

Allen Dale Wetherholt, 77, Wheeler, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, in rural Jasper County, in a automobile accident.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the Latona Church of Christ in Latona, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at the church, with Masonic services at 8 p.m.. Memorials may be made to the Latona Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Rita Koontz

Rita O. Koontz, 86, Newton, and a former resident of Charleston, died at 6:29 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at her residence at Villas of Hollybrook in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held two hours before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Church or School. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.

Monday, December 19, 2016

WEEK OF DECEMBER 12, 2016
Judith Littlejohn

Judith Ann "Judy" Littlejohn, 68, of Oblong, Ill., went to be with the Lord on December 5, 2016, after a hard fought battle with cancer.

Celebration of Judy's Life Service will be Wednesday, December 14, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Kirk Chapel Cemetery rural Robinson, Ill. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 13, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill.

The family request that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Judith Littlejohn Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449. Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com.



Gracie Good

Gracie Larae Smith Good, 80, of Atwood, Ill., went to be with the Lord at 4 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016, at the Arthur Home, Arthur, Ill. She had been in declining health for a few years.

Celebration of Life Services were held Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at the Sullivan Southern Baptist Church, with visitation held one hour prior to the services, with Pastor Don Lusk officiating. It was Gracie's choice to be cremated. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Atwood, Ill., in charge of arrangements. Interment will be next spring at the Mackville Cemetery, Atwood, Ill.

Memorials are suggested to the Sullivan Southern Baptist Church. Online condolences may be shared via www.hilligossshraderfh.com



Gray Lawhead

Gary L. Lawhead, 69, of Effingham, Ill., passed away on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, with his loving wife and family by his side.

According to Gary's wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial dinner will be held at a later date. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family.

Memorials may be made in loving memory of Gary to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonsandsonsfh.com.



Charles Elder

Charles "Charlie" Elder, 83, Palestine, died at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, with burial following in the Palestine Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Riley Hospital for Children, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Ruth Wetherholt

Ruth Anne Wetherholt, 75, Wheeler, at 12:50 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, at her home.

Services celebrating Ruth's life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at the Latona Church of Christ, Latona, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Latona Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



Judith Job

Judith "Judy" Job, 73, of Robinson, Ill., died at 11:32 a.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at St Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Ind., surrounded by her beloved family.

It was Judy's wish to be cremated without any formal services. 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.



Charlotte Christensen

Charlotte Christensen died at 4:35 pm (EST) Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 16, at the York Cemetery, York Twp. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, is in charge of arrangements.



Amy Tague

Amy Sue Tague, 49, Kingman, Ariz., died Nov. 16, 2016, at her home in Kingman, Ariz., of lung cancer.

The family is holding an informal memorial gathering to celebrate Amy's life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Cottage House, 102 E. Emmons St., Robinson. Friends and family who wish to attend are encouraged to bring stories and copies of photos they'd like to share.



Lloyd Smelcer

Lloyd Richard "Horsefly" Smelcer, 72, of Marshall, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at his home.

Services in honor of his life will be 10 a.m. Monday at Pearce Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery with military graveside rites. Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday and prior services on Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Maintenance Fund of Marshall Cemetery. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Mary Hamilton

Mary Evaline (Lamb) Hamilton, age 96, of Robinson, Ill., died Wednesday, December 14, at 10 pm at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Ill., after many months of declining health.

A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the funeral home with burial following in the Oblong Cemetery in Oblong, Ill. Brother Robert Stephens will officiate the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Missionary Relief Services in care of Saltair Church of Christ, 2124 State Route 222, Bethel, OH 45106, in support of the mission work of her niece, Janeece England.

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




Monday, December 12, 2016


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