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home : deaths June 25, 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

WEEK OF JUNE 5, 2017
Clara Graves

Clara Graves, 95, Bend, Oregon, died Wednesday, May 31 at her home since 1983.

There will be no funeral.



Shirley Walker

Shirley Raydale Walker, 81, of Palestine, Ill., died at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017, at the Casey Healthcare Center in Casey, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery.

In honor of her love of children, memorials may be made to Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch & School, a residential, year-round program aimed at providing a stable, controlled, secure environment in which young people can reach the potential that God has placed within them. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Nona Bond

Nona Carol (Moore) Bond departed this life on October 8, 2016, at the Fort Belvoir Hospital in Virginia.

A combined graveside service for Nona and Harold will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Robinson New Cemetery, with Brother Bill Ikemire officiating the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the donor's choice, with envelopes available at the cemetery.

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



Harold Bond

Harold Alonzo Bond died Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, at the Aldie Caring Center, Aldie, Va.

A combined graveside service for Harold and Nona will be held 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at the Robinson New Cemetery with Brother Bill Ikemire officiating the service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the donor's choice, with envelopes available at the cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Orville Milliman

Orville Joshua Milliman passed away Monday, June 5, 2017 at Burgin Manor in Olney, Illinois.

Funeral services honoring Orville's life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 9, 2017, at the West Liberty United Methodist Church with Rev. Kenny Miller officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 8, 2017, in the church. Burial will be in the Saint Pauls Lutheran Cemetery. Crain Funeral Home, Newton is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial gifts in honor of Orville may be made to Honey Do Ministries, 305 E. Morgan St. Newton, Illinois 62448.

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



Christine Turner

Christine E. Turner, 94, Robinson, died at 5:20 a.m. Friday, May 26, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 9, at the Hutsonville Cemetery in Hutsonville. 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. Memorials may be made to the Robinson Public Library, with envelopes available at the cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Walter Gowin

Walter L. Gowin, 72, Bridgeport, died Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 9, at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner. Visitation will be Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Whitehouse Cemetery.



Hilda Dhom

Hilda (Kerner) Dhom, 101, Newton, died at 5:13 a.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 10, at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Thomas school or church or Newton Senior Center. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Phyllis Dipert

Phyllis (Gray) Dipert, 78, Robinson, died at 4:45 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 10, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home on Saturday, with Rev. Tom Akers officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Spay & Neuter Foundation, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Pete Lawhead

Pete Lawhead, 72, of rural Robinson, Ill., died at 2:12 a.m. on June 4, 2017, in the comfort of his home.

Private services have already been held, and burial has taken place in the Wilkin Cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Vera Harris

Mrs. Vera M. Harris, age 94, of Indianapolis, Ind. and formerly of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. EST at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., following several weeks of failing health.

Funeral service will be Monday June 12, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor David Babb officiating. Visitation will be Monday, June 12, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 2:00 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will follow funeral services in Palestine City Cemetery, Palestine, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Relay for Life, American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Pearl Erfer

Pearl Louise Urfer, 79, Yale, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 12, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. A celebration of life service will follow at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with burial in Mound Cemetery.

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WEEK OF MAY 30, 2017
Harry Woodrich

Harry K. Woodrich, 90, of Robinson, Ill., died at 9:42 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

Per Harry's request, there will be no public service, and a private family graveside will be held at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. In honor of Harry's love of dogs, 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.



Lyle Flenner

Lyle D. Flenner, 88, of Robinson, died Friday, May 26, 2017, at the Magnolia Center, Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 12 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Larry McCormick officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Embarrass Cemetery, rural Edgar County.



Thomas Webster

Thomas Webster, 64, Bicknell, Ind., formerly of Palestine, died at 11:47 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Oblong. A memorial service will follow and will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday with Pastors Jim Williams and Nolan Carter officiating. Memorials may be made to the Palestine Food Pantry, with envelopes available at the church. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements.



Henry Kuhl

Henry J. Kuhl, 66, Newton, died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Wendelin, with Fr. Mark Stec celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Wendelin. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass at the church. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Norman Wiman

Mr. Norman Wiman, age 73, of Robinson, Ill., died Friday, May 19, 2017, at 9:17 a.m. at his residence following several weeks of health issues.

There will be a Graveside Service held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Genevieve Sanders

Mrs. Genevieve "Jenny" B. Sanders, age 96 of Robinson, IL, died Friday May 26, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., following a fall that resulted in a broken hip.

At Mrs. Sanders request, her body will be cremated and the cremated remains will be entombed in the Oblong Mausoleum with her parents. There will be no formal services or visitation.

Memorial may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, 911 E. Wilkin Street, Robinson, IL or to the Best Friends Animal Shelter, 2005 1100 E., Salt Lake City, UT 84106.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Norma Higgins

Mrs. Norma (Shipman) Higgins, age 90 of Hardinville, Ill., vicinity, died Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 8:27 a.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following several weeks of declining health.

Funeral service will be Thursday June 1, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Rich Swisher officiating. Private Graveside Services will follow the Funeral Service. Visitation will be Thursday June 1, 2017, from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Mable Urfer

Mable M. "Mae" Urfer age 90, of Willow Hill, passed away Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Illinois.

Funeral services for Mae will be held at 12 noon, Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton, with Rev. Richard Houser officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, June 2 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, rural Dundas.

Memorial gifts in memory of Mae may be made to the Masonic Home, Sullivan, Illinois.

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



Doyle Stanfield

Doyle Stanfield, 90, of Leesburg, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 27, 2017.

The service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 7, at Graceway Presbyterian Church, 10200 Morningside Drive, Leesburg. Contributions may be made to Graceway, or Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares. Fla., 32778.

Services have been entrusted to Steverson Hamlin and Hilbish Funerals and Cremations. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family on line at www.steversonhamlinhilbish.com



Linda L. Rowe

Linda L. (Bomer) Rowe, 80, of Mascoutah, IL, formerly of Crawford County, IL, passed away on Thurdsay May 25, 2017, at Terrace on the Park in Mascoutah, IL.

Celebration of Linda's Life Service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday June 4, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 -2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County Humane Society 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,IL is in charge of arrangements.



Debbie Sheridan Stephens

Debbie L. Sheridan Stephens, 59, of Robinson, IL, formerly of Willow Hill, IL, passed away on May 30, 2017, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, IN.

To honor and remember Debbie's life, her family invites you to join them for a visitation service at 11:00 a.m. with a celebration of life to follow at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL. Burial will follow at Hardinville Cemetery.

Expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the First Christian Church of Oblong Benevolent Fund. Envelopes are 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.












Tuesday, May 30, 2017

WEEK OF MAY 22, 2017
Lexi Davis

Lexi Davis, 16, of Robinson, Ill., died at 5:47 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of Lexi's life will immediately follow and will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, with Pastor Aaron Peternel officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the Lexi Davis Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

For more information, to share a memory or condolence online, or to donate to the crowdfunding campaign set up on Lexi's memorial site, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Cindy Brashear

Cindy Horsting Brashear, 56, passed away at Good Samaritan Hospital on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at Ed Lee Mortuary, Washington, Ind., with Pastor Scott Mendenhall officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in Shoals. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at Ed Lee Mortuary. Memorial donations may be made to DaVita Daviess County Dialysis, 310 NE 14th St, Washington, IN 47501 or Daviess County Friends for Animals, 1444 Brett Cabel Rd, Washington, IN 47501

Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.edleemortuary.com



Pauletta Norris

Pauletta V. Norris, 79, Dieterich, died at 5:35 AM - Friday, May 19, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Heath Care Center in Effingham.

Funeral services celebrating her life, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Dieterich, with Pastor Jason Rensner officiating. Burial will be in the St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in rural Wheeler, Illinois. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, and a half hour before the service in the church. Memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church.



Nola Gregory

Nola Jean "Wooden Nickel" Gregory, 66, of Robinson, Ill., died at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her beloved family.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. on 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A private family committal service will be held at a later date at the Hutsonville Cemetery. 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.



Virginia Decker

Virginia Decker, 88, of Flat Rock, died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the Tohill Cemetery in rural Flat Rock, with Albert "Butch" Woods officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements.



Ava Songer

Ava Lynn Songer, 1, the infant daughter of Chancie Slavens and Zach Songer, died at 11:51 a.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A funeral service will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 on Thursday. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to her family, with checks made payable to "Chancie Slavens". For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Jerry Songer

Jerry Songer, 79, of Oblong, Ill., died at 1:47 p.m. E.T on Sunday May 21, 2017, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

There will be a public graveside service held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday May 26, 2017, at the Oblong Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The family request that in lieu of flowers that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Trisomy 13 Foundation in memory of Ava Songer. Envelopes will be available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Norman Wiman

Norman Wiman, 73, Robinson, died at 9:17 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at his residence following several weeks of health issues.

Service arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Charlotte Zuziak

Charlotte Skaggs Zuziak was born at home on August 12, 1936, in Flat Rock, Ill., in Crawford County.

Services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, please send your donations to the Susan G. Komen Foundation at www.komennorthlouisiana.org, Participant: Charlotte Zuziak.



Virginia Butcher

Virginia Claire "Jenny" Butcher, 87, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 4:02 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her beloved family.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, at the South Union Church in rural Flat Rock. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 29, at the church with Ron Price officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Tohill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the South Union Church, with envelopes available at the church. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Norvil Arnold, Sr

Norvil D. Arnold, Sr, 86, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 8:16 a.m. (EST) on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Private family services have already been held, and he was buried in the Good Hope Cemetery, rural Flat Rock with military services 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. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



James Rooney

James "Jim" C. Rooney, died May 10, 2017.

Services will at 10 am Aug. 5, 2017, at St. Athanasius Church, 1615 Lincoln St., Evanston, IL 60201. Instead of flowers donations may be made to Peace and Justice Ministry, St. Athanasius.


Monday, May 22, 2017

WEEK OF MAY 15, 2017
Austin Smith

Austin James Smith, 16, of West Union, Ill., went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at his home in rural West Union, Ill.

Services in honor of his life will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the West Union Baptist Church. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the West Union Baptist Church. Cremation will follow services with private burial at a later date. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to his family in care of Pearce Funeral Home.



Marilyn King

Marilyn Sue King, 76, of Hardinville, Ill., passed away at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

The family request that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Alzheimer's Association will 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.



Clifford Hart

Clifford Allen Hart, 76, formerly of this area died, Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at this home in Modesto, Calf.

After cremation, services will be at a later date.



D. Leroy Smith

D. Leroy Smith, 74, Oblong, died at 2:23 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute.

Visitation is 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home, West Union. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Justin Sweitzer officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirk Cemetery, rural Robinson.

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



Florence Tudor

Florence Elizabeth Tudor, 96, of Palestine, Ill., went to her eternal home on May 15, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday with Pastor Dennis Steckley officiating the service. Burial will be held in the Palestine Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Southern Care Hospice of Terre Haute or to the Palestine First Christian Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Roberta Stephens

Roberta Doris (Hart) Stephens, age 91 of Robinson, Ill., died Monday May 15, 2017, at 3:45 a.m. at Casey Health Care Center, Casey, Ill., following an extended period of declining health due to Alzheimer's.

Funeral service will be Saturday May 20, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Matthew Jukola officiating. Visitation will be Friday May 19, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Winona Burnam

Winona R. Burnam, 100, of West Union, Ill., passed away 9:50 p.m. Sunday, May 14, 2017, in the Burnsides Community Care Center at Marshall.

Services in honor of her life will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Pearce Funeral Home, with Bro. Gene Ellis officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with an O.E.S. Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Maintenance Fund of the Marshall Cemetery or the Heritage House at Hutsonville, Ill. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson, 75, Rio Rancho, N. M., died May 9, 2017.

A celebration of life service will be held on May 20, in Fenton, N. M.



Lloyd Goff

Mr. Lloyd Goff, age 85 of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 2:45 a.m. at his residence in Robinson, Ill., following many months of failing health.

Funeral service will be Saturday, May 20, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Gene Beard officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill.

Memorial donation may be made to the Lloyd Goff Memorial Fund c/o Pulliam Funeral Homes, PO Box 692, Robinson, IL, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Dale Servison

Mr. Dale E. Servison, age 69, of Oblong, Ill., died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 8:13 a.m. in the Emergency Room of Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill.

There will be a private family visitation from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, followed by a Graveside Service at 11:00 a.m. at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor David Vaughn officiating. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Robinson City Park Lion's Club Shelter Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to the Community Unit 2 Booster Club, or the Robinson Parents Football Club, with envelopes available at the funeral home and at the Celebration of Life Service.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Ima Sheridan

Ima Ruth Sheridan, 90, Oblong, died on April 16, 2017. She was the wife of Garvin Sheridan.

Celebration of Ruth's Life will be held Sunday May 21, at 1:30 p.m. at the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church, 201 W. Missouri St., Oblong.



Marilyn Musgrave

Marilyn R. Musgrave, age 79, of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 9:17 a.m. EST at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., following several months of failing health.

Funeral service will be Sunday, May 21, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Jay Regennitter officiating. Visitation will be Sunday May 21, 2017, from 12:00 noon until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Kirk Chapel Cemetery, rural Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford Memorial Hospital Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Betty Kuhn

Betty Yvonne. Kuhn, 81, Greenup, died at 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Cumberland Rehab and Health Care Center in Greenup.

Private family services will be held at a later date. The Meyer Funeral Home, Greenup, is in charge of the arrangements.



Lloyd Goff

Mr. Lloyd Goff, age 85 of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 2:45 a.m. at his residence in Robinson, Ill., following many months of failing health.

Funeral service will be Saturday May 20, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Gene Beard officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill.

Memorial donation may be made to the Lloyd Goff Memorial Fund c/o Pulliam Funeral Homes, PO Box 692, Robinson, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



William Weaver

William C. "Bill" Weaver, 52 of Lyons, Ind., passed away Monday, May 15, 2017, at Greene County General Hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the Lyons Community Church with Larry Weaver Jr. officiating.




Monday, May 15, 2017

WEEK OF MAY 8, 2017
David Inboden

David W. Indoben, 47, Hardinville, died Thursday May 4, 2017, at his residence in Hardinville, autopsy results are pending.

It was David's wish that there be no visitation and service. He will be buried in the Hardinville Cemetery.

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

Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, is assisting the family with arrangements.



Rondell Napier

Mr. Rondell D. "Bum" Napier, age 90 of Robinson, Ill., and formerly of Hutsonville and Annapolis, Illl., died Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 11:17 a.m. at his residence following many months of declining health.

Funeral service will be Saturday May 13, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with visitation Friday, May 12, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Maintenance Fund, Annapolis, IL, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Carroll Carman

Carroll "Papa" Carman, age 86, of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Robinson, Ill., passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at his daughter's home in San Antonio, Texas.

A private memorial service for family will be held at a later date.



John Tracy

John Lester Tracy, 80, of Robinson, Ill., passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Arbor Rose Care Center, Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor David Ducommon officiating. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date.

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.



Gary Goss

Gary Allen Goss, age 68, of Ste. Marie, Illinois, passed away at 8:10 a.m. Monday, May 8, 2017, south east of Ste. Marie, Illinois.

Private family services will be held. In loving memory of Gary, memorials may be made to the Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932. 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.



Edward Redman

Edward Joseph Redman, age 83, of Boulevard, California, died April 8, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Memorial service will be held at Miramar National Cemetery, at 10:00 a.m. May 12, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Edward Redman to Flat Rock Community Center, PO Box 81, Flat Rock, IL 62427.



Kenneth Strieby

Kenneth Wade Strieby, 61, Marshall, died at Union Hospital on May 6,2017.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Lincoln Trail College Music or Theater Departments.

Services will be 11 a.m. EST Friday, May 12, at Roselawn Funeral Home, Terre Haute, Ind., with a visitation on Thursday, May 11, from 4 to 8 p.m. EST at Roselawn Funeral Home,with a visitation two hours before service time. Officiating will be Pastor Jay Regennitter. Per his wishes cremation is scheduled.



Sharon Earnst

Sharon B. Earnst, 73, Sumner, died Monday, May 8, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospice in Vincennes, Ind.

Sharon's wishes were to be cremated with no formal services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Fish and Loaves. Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.



Donald Jones

Donald William Jones, age 94, of Grand Rapids, Mich., passed away Sunday, May 7, 2017.

A private memorial service was held.



Warren Pierce

Warren E. Pierce, age 60, of Casey, Ill., departed for an eternal fishing trip with his dad and father in law at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

Memorial services will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 15, 2017, at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, IL, with Rev Diane Jarrard and Rev. Lary Sales officiating. The family requests you bring your favorite "Warren" story to share.

Memorial donations may be made to Sarah Bush Lincoln Cancer Center, 1000 Health Center Drive, Mattoon, IL 61938.

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



Deborah Brown

Deborah Ann Brown, 63 of Groves, Texas passed away Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Texas.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 12, 2017, at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves with Reverend Marty Boddie officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to: PAISD Summer Feeding Program 2017; Attn: Phyllis Geans, 4801 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, TX 77642.


Tuesday, May 09, 2017

WEEK OF APRIL 24, 2017
Carroll Cornwell

Carroll Verlin Cornwell, 81, of Annapolis, IL, passed away at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Casey Health Care Center in Casey, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in West York, Ill., with Pastors Will Bynum and Art Orndorff officiating. Burial will follow at the Medsker Cemetery. A time of visitation will precede the service and will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Olive Baptist Church or to Good Measure International, 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.



Torrence Stevens

Torrence A. Stevens, 59, Hutsonville, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 6:18 pm. following a drowning accident south of Hutsonville.

The family will hold private services from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 24, with cremation to follow at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville. Memorials may be made to donor's choice.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Dr. James Allison

Dr. James Weger Allison passed away on April 18, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Community Center located in the small town of Flat Rock, Illinois. The check would be made out to the Village of Flat Rock, PO Box 81, Flat Rock, Illinois 62427 with a note on the check referencing the Community Center. A private ceremony will be held by the family at a later date.



William Hodson

William Eugene Hodson, 87, of Flat Rock, Ill., died on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock. A time of visitation will precede the service and will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jones Cemetery, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Arlene Whitehurst

D. Arlene Wetherboldt Whitehurst, 92, Terre Haute, died April 20, 2017, in her home at 2:15 a.m.

A visitation is scheduled on Monday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute. Graveside services are scheduled at 11 a.m. CST in Riverside Cemetery, Newton, on Tuesday, April 25. Mike Knepper will officiate.



Charles Shadley

Charles B. "Shag" Shadley, 76, Plainfield, Ind., and a former resident of Dieterich, died at 9:14 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Indiana University Health West Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

Private family service was held. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.

Monday, April 24, 2017

WEEK OF APRIL 17, 2017
Janice Kelly

Janice Lee Kelly, 75, of Robinson, Ill., passed away at 8:50 a.m. (EST) on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A memorial service will immediately follow and will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Jay Regennitter officiating the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Robinson First United Methodist Church" or to the "NOW Program", a program that sends supplemental food home on weekends with a number of students in the Robinson School District. 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.



Carolyn Fagin

Carolyn Fagin, 74, of Stoy, Ill., died at 12:25 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19th at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Vickie Drake

Vickie Sue (Jayne) Drake, 65, Greenup, died at 11:57 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in the Honey Cemetery in Bogota. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 17, at the funeral home.



Leonard Albert

Leonard Albert, 96, of Robinson, Ill., passed away at 6:50 a.m. on April 15, 2017, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24, at the Robinson New Cemetery, with military honors to be performed by the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549. Pastor Aaron Peternel will officiate the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. Transportation Fund or to Honor Flight, Inc., a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans by transporting them to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Memorial envelopes will be available at the cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Dale Spiker

Dale Eugene Spiker, 79, Wheeler, died at 11:41 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, at the Latona Church of Christ in Latona, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Wheeler Cemetery with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the church. All friends and neighbors are encouraged to be a part of the the funeral procession with their tractor whether it be old or new. Memorials may be made to the Latona Church of Christ 9003 North 325th Street Wheeler, Illinois 62479. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Ima Sheridan

Ima Ruth "Ruthie" Sheridan, 90, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

There will be no visitation and a Private family burial. The family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Ima Ruth "Ruthie" Sheridan Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Martha Ives

Martha Ives, 74, Newton, died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Cummins Cemetery south of Newton. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.



Elaine Napier

Mrs. I. Elaine Napier, age 85, of Robinson, Ill., and formerly of Hutsonville and Annapolis, Ill., died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 9:33 p.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

Services will be Saturday April 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with visitation on Friday April 21, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Annapolis, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Robert Fear

Robert Fear, 88, Effingham, and former resident of Newton, died at 1:17 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at First Baptist Church in Newton, with Rev. Stephen 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 held two hours before the service. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.




Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WEEK OF APRIL 10, 2017
Emily Carol (Smith) Scarpone

Emily Carol (Smith) Scarpone, 86, Robinson, Ill. died on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in assisted living in Indianapolis as a result of Alzheimer's.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with visitation from 12:00 Noon until time of service.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Minerva Hires

Minerva R. Hires, 83, Newton, Ill., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at St Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Ill.

A Celebration of Minerva's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Pulliam Funeral Home 302 East Main St, Oblong, Ill., with Pastor Al Malo officiating. Burial will follow in the Hazel Dell Cemetery next to her husband Herschel. A time of visitation for family and friends will be Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Salem Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Larna Warnock

Larna Eileen "Larna" Warnock, 94, Robinson, died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 12:10 a.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, following many months of failing health.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Pastor Jay Regennitter officiating. Friends may call from noon until the time of services at 1 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.

Honorariums may be made to the charity of the donor's choice with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Jack Christensen

Jack Edward Christensen, 66, Mason, died at 8:14 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services celebrating Jack's life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona. Visitiaton will be held 4 to 7 p.m Tuesday, April 11, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.



Leon Howard

Leon Stratton Howard, 86, Casey, died at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Casey Health Care Center, Casey, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be conducted 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Markwell Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Toner officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Street Cemetery, Casey, with graveside military rites by the Marshall American Legion. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. from 12 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Casey White Oak Church of God, 3305 East 1000th Rd, Casey, IL 62420; Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 207 S. Prospect Road, Suite 1, Bloomington, IL 61704 or Lincolnland Hospice, 1004 Health Center Dr., Suite 202, Mattoon, IL 61938.



Clarence Wilson

Clarence William "Bill" Wilson, 79, of Mattoon, Ill., formerly of Willow Hill, Ill., passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Helia Healthcare in Olney, Ill.

Celebration of Bill's Life Service will be at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery rural Willow Hill, Ill. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday April 14, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Coles County Illinois Peace Meals through Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital. 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



John Bement

John William Bement 46, of Decatur, Ill., passed away April 11, 2017, at Springfield Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family as he entered his eternal home.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of John Bement will be 5 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday before the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to cover future expenses for Katelyn.

The family of John Bement is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.



Roy Stant

Roy Don Stant, 82, of Annapolis, Ill., formerly of Flat Rock, Ill., departed this life and went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 12, 2017, at 3:56 p.m. (EST) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

WEEK OF APRIL 3, 2017
Margaret Garrard

Mrs. Margaret L. "Louise" Garrard, age 83, of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 11:57 p.m. at Heritage Health and Rehab in Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

There will be a Graveside service held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 12:00 noon at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill., Bro. Philip Young will be officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Charity of the Donor's Choice with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Michael Swisher

Michael W. Swisher age 73 of Willow Hill passed away Saturday, April 01, 2017, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson, Illinois.

Funeral services celebrating Michael's life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton with Pastor Al Malo officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Vanderhoof Cemetery, rural Newton. Memorials in honor of Michael may be made to the family.

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



Rex Hayes

Rex Allen Hayes, 70, Greenup, died at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at his home.

Private family service will be held with burial in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery near Charleston. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup.



Connie McCord

Connie McCord, 65, of Palestine, Ill., passed away peacefully at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her beloved family.

A private family service will be held at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. 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.



Sandra Hicks

Sandra Jo "Sandy" Hicks, 79, Olney, formerly of Oblong, died on Friday, March 31, 2017, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will be at a later date. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contribution to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Olney, with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home PO Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.



Shirley Bourland

Shirley Fay Newcomb Beal Kirk Bourland, 81, of Mount Vernon, Ill., and formerly of Robinson, Ill., passed away April 4, 2017, at her home among family and friends.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until funeral service time, 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois, with Mr. Joshua Hartwigsen officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or to American Parkinson's Disease Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, www.hugheyfh.com.



Sharon Bell

Sharon J. Bell, 73, Sumner, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; one son, Charles W. Bell, Jr. and wife, Jeanie, Fairfield; two daughters, Sherri and James Bailey, Robinson; and Terri and Greg Lingafelter, Yale; two sisters, Sandra Rodrick, Lawrenceville; and Debra and Gerald Walls, Sumner; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 7, at 1 p.m. at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner. Visitation will be Friday from 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery.



Kent Einhorn

Kent Allen Einhorn, 52, Dieterich, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at his home. He had struggled with depression for many years.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, at. St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Island Grove, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the church and one hour before the mass in the St. Joseph's parish hall. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.



Deborah Hall

Debra E. Hall, age 62 of Hutsonville, Ill., died Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 8:45 p.m. EST at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., following a period of failing health due to cancer.

Funeral service will be Sunday April 9, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill., with Pastor Raymond Warfel officiating. There will be a time of visitation on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Doris Stevenson

Doris E. Stevenson, 97, Lawrenceville, Illinois went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois, with Reverend Burl Shinkle officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Doris' memory may be made to the Birds Free Methodist Church or Southeastern Hospice.



Virginia Marshall

Virginia Catherine Marshall, 96, Newton, died at 10:24, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Scott Wagy officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church.



Alvin Foster

Alvin Gene Foster, 87, Effingham, and a former resident of Anchorage, Alaska, died at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Lavender Ridge Memory Care in Effingham.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona, with full military rites by Scott Air Force Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the HSHS St. Anthony's Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017


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