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September 18, 2018


WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
Candace Cotton

Candace L. Cotton, 45, of Huntley, Ill., passed away peacefully on Friday, September 7, 2018.

A memorial service was held at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home in Crystal Lake, Ill. A private family graveside service will be held at Yager Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Bend Community Club and may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.



Barbara Hancock

Ms. Barbara Hancock, age 75 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 8:50 p.m. at the Paris Healthcare Center, Paris, Ill., following many months of declining health.

There will be cremation with no services to be held. The interment of cremated remains will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill., at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Sullivan County Humane Shelter, 2425 N. Section Street, Sullivan, IN 47882, or to Families for HoPE, 1219 North Wittfield Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Danny Goff

Danny Earl Goff, 60, Hanover, Mich., died at 10:50 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at his him from Multiple Sclerosis.

Funeral service will be at 12 p.m. Sunday Sept. 23, at "The Pit" on Rowe Rd., Jonesville, Mich., with Jackie Henegar officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cremation has taken place.



Robert Martin

Robert A. Martin, 90, former Mayor of Belgium, passed away 9:30 p.m., Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Catlin Church of Christ with Chris Lawler and Isaiah Crowl officiating. Burial with military honors by Westville American Legion will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Danville. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Catlin Church of Christ. The Robison Chapel of Catlin is handling arrangements. Memorials to the Catlin Church of Christ. On-line condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.



Fumiyo Cox

Fumiyo "Fumi" Cox, 88, of Robinson, passed away at 8:32 a.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2018, in the comfort of her home.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, at the Hardinville Cemetery. David Youngblood will officiate the service. Following the graveside, Fumi's family will accept family and friends at the Hardinville Community Center.

The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Lawrence Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens, with envelopes available at the funeral home and cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Mary Mefford

Mrs. Mary E. Mefford, age 84 of Clinton, Ind., and formerly of Robinson, Ill., passed away Monday, September 17, 2018, at 8:17 a.m. EST at the Clinton Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Clinton, Ind., following several weeks of deteriorating health.

The funeral service will be Friday, September 21, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, Flat Rock, Ill., with Pastor Jeff Russell and Pastor Fred White officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Port Jackson Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Oak Ridge United Methodist Church with envelopes available at the funeral home and the church.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Anthony Johnson

Anthony Allen Johnson, 34, of Costa Mesa, Calf., and formerly of Jasper County, died Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in California.

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

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
Larry Gullett

Larry Gullett, 80, of Robinson, Ill., died at 10:05 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 12, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, at the funeral home with burial following at the Robinson New Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Spay and 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.



Gary L. Rich

Mr. Gary Lee Rich age 71 of Robinson, Ill., died Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at his residence following several months of failing health.

The Funeral Service will be Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Rick Catt officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 11, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hardinville Cemetery, Hardinville, Ill. Military graveside rites performed by E.M. Coulter Post 69 and VFW Post 4549, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the VFW Veteran's Transportation Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Howard Tedford

Howard Wayne Tedford, 81, of Robinson, Ill., died at 9:25 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Casey Health Care Center in Casey, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, at the funeral home with Shane Bopp officiating the service. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Highland Church of Christ Building Fund or 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.



Shirley Geiger

Shirley A. (Shidler) Geiger, 79, of Oblong, Ill., (the Bend Area), passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.

It was Shirley's wish to be cremated and to not have any services. Interment of cremated remains will be in Saint Valentine Cemetery. The family requests, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Bend Community Building and 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.



Marilyn McDevitt

Marilyn Ann (nee Niccum) McDevitt of Effingham, Illinois, died quietly at home surrounded by family on Sunday, September 9, 2018.

A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. prior to mass on Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Effingham. Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions can be made to Sacred Heart School. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.



Burnas Hodson

Burnas Naomi Hodson, 84, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Shane Bopp officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock. 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.



Lloyd Chapman

Lloyd Keith Chapman, 87, of Michigan City, Indiana, entered fully into the presence of his Lord and Savior on September 7, 2018, following a brief illness.

Graveside services will be held for Lloyd at Carmel Cemetery, W. 50 S., LaPorte, Ind., on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a meal and Celebration of Life at Riley's Railhouse, 4th Street, Chesterton, Ind. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Independent Cat Society, 4061 S. County Line Road, Westville, IN 46391 as he loved his cats Tony, Schnapps, Pumpkin and Chad. Donations can be made on-line at https://www.mightycause.com/organization/Independent-Cat-Society

Arrangements are being handled by Geisen-Carlisle Funeral Home, 613 Washington St. Michigan City, IN. To sign guestbook or leave condolences, please visit: www.Carlislefh.com.



James Pinkstaff

James M. Pinkstaff, 41, of Urbana, Ill., died at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018, in Urbana, Ill.

Private family services will be held with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Robinson Food Pantry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Otis "Jack" Daugherty

Otis "Jack" Barnett Daugherty, age 86, of Martinsville, Ill., passed away at 12:32 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Willowbrook, Marshall, Ill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Greenwell Funeral Home with Brother Art Orndorff officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Martinsville, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Greenwell Funeral Home, 30 N. Washington St., Martinsville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to Martinsville Library, 120 E. Cumberland St., Martinsville, IL 62442.

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



Robert Berty

Mr. Robert M. "Bob" Berty, age 81 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at 5:15 EST at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., following many months of declining health.

The funeral service will be Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Jay Regennitter officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 12:00 noon until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Robinson, Ill. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Nutrition on Weekends program or to Good Samaritan Hospice, Vincennes, Ind.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Gary Connely

Gary Connely, 73, of Robinson, Ill., passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Celebration of Gary's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday. The family requests that in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy make take the form of a contribution to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. 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 is in charge of arrangements.



Nancy Wampler

Nancy J Wampler, 72, Graysville, died on Sept. 8, 2018, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. \

Services were held Tuesday, Sept. 11, with Rev. Tim Lueking officiating, at Holmes Memorial Chapel, Sullivan, Ind. The family suggest that if friends so desire memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association or the Sullivan Humane Shelter. Envelopes will be at the funeral home. Burial will be private.



Helen Haaff

Helen J. Haaff, 84, of Lawrenceville, Ill., passed away on Saturday, Sept 8, 2018.

The family will have a Celebration of Life Service on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Senior Citizens Center at 1705 12 St. in Lawrenceville, Ill., from 1 to 5 p.m. CST. In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be given to the Senior citizens center.

Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to assist the Haaff family with arrangements.



Charles Kull

Charles D. Kull, Sr., age 85, of Evansville, Ind., passed away at 11:03 p.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel - A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, Ind., with Father John Pfister officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery where full military rites will be performed.

Friends may visit from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, Ill..

Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net



Edward Catt

Edward L. "Ed" Catt, 91, Oblong, Ill., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at his daughter Lisa Tarpley home in Olney, Ill.

A Celebration of Ed's Life will be Monday September 17, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill., with Bro. Mike Root officiating. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. A time of visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church of Oblong. Envelopes will be available at or may be mailed to the Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Edith Rodgers

Edith Irene Rodgers, 87, of rural Robinson, Ill., died at 10:29 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 16, at the South Union Church in Flat Rock. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 17, at the church with Pastor Ron Price officiating the service. Burial will follow at the Tohill Cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Lawrence/Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens, with envelopes available at the church. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Linda Jetmund

Linda Mae (Tarleton) Jetmund, 74, Lowell, Ind., died at 2:04 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Crown Point, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Tom Akers officiating the service. Burial will be in the Pogue Cemetery, rural Fairbanks, Ind.



Barbara Hancock

Barbara Hancock, 75, Robinson, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, at the Paris Healthcare Center, Paris, following many months of declining health.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 3, 2018
Fredrick Finkbiner

Fredrick W. Finkbiner, 88, passed away Friday at his home in rural Palestine after a short illness.

After a private burial, a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, at the First United Methodist Church of Robinson. Fred was a long-time member of the Oak Grove Cemetery board, and that is where his ashes will be interred. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church Foundation, 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.



Gerald Goss

Gerald F. Goss, 93, of Oblong, Ill., (The Bend Area) passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at his residence.

Celebration of Gerald's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the Bend Cemetery rural Jasper County. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time Thursday at the funeral home. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Bend Community Club. 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, IL is in charge of arrangements.



Joyce Kamplain

Mrs. Joyce V. Kamplain, age 82 of Steger, Ill., and formerly of Robinson Ill., died Friday, August 31, 2018, at 12:57 a.m. at Beecher Manor Nursing and Rehab Center, Beecher, Ill., following several months of failing health.

The Funeral Service will be Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 12:00 noon at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Leland Culp officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill. Visitation will be Thursday, September 6, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Michael Rowe

Mr. Michael Eugene Rowe, age 55 of Robinson, Ill., died Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 3:10 AM at his residence in Robinson, Ill.

There will be a Private Graveside Service held on Friday, September 7, 2018, at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Aaron Peternell officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Mike Rowe to the American Cancer Society.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Wanda Rice

Wanda Lee Rice, 89, Oblong, Ill., passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

It was Wanda's wish to be cremated with no visitation or service. Cremation rites will be accorded. Internment of cremated remains will be in Mound Cemetery.

The family requests that expressions of sympathy may be shown by a contribution to the Oil Field Museum in Oblong, Ill., with contributions being mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449. Sympathy cards may be mailed to Wanda's husband Max Rice 406 N. Harrison St. Oblong, IL 62449

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

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



Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts, 56, of Robinson, Ill., died at 4:00 p.m. (EST) on Monday, September 3, 2018, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A Masonic Funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with the Palestine Masonic Lodge 849 rendering the service. A memorial service will follow, during which, an opportunity will be provided for friends and family to share in Gary's life. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate. Memorials may be made to his memorial fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Judith Moulic

Judith C. (Baker) Moulic, 75, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at her residence in Bloomington.

Funeral services will be held at the Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, at 11 a.m. with visitation the hour prior, on Sept. 11. Interment will be in the East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington.



Dorothy Wirt

Dorothy Evelyn Wirt, 94, of Olney, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2018, at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney with a visitation beginning one hour prior. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery.


Wednesday, September 05, 2018

WEEK OF AUGUST 27, 2018
Austin Cook

Austin Robert Cook, 78, Robinson, died at 6:34 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.

A private family service will be held, with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Clyde Conrad

Mr. W. Clyde "Bud" Conrad, age 85, of rural Robinson, Ill., died Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 9:17 a.m. EST at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., following many months of failing health.

The Funeral Service will be Friday, August 31, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Kyle Bailey officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, August 30, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial Donations may be made to the Crawford County 4-H Foundation c/o of Derek Sholders, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Harry Leo Gullett

Harry Leo Gullett, Jr., 87, died on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at his home in Williamsburg, Virginia. 

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30, in the chapel at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg, Va.



Carmen Bayles

Carmen Lee (Barker) Bayles, age 82, passed away in Omaha, Neb., on August 26, 2018, surrounded by her family.

She is survived by her two sons, Joe and Ken, as well as her grandchildren, Bernie, Lindsay, Stevie, Alexander, and Laina.



Michael Rowe

Michael E. Rowe, 55, Robinson, died at 3:10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at his residence in Robinson.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.



Alice Willis

Alice A. Wills, 69, of Sullivan, Indiana, formerly of Hutsonville, died on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 at her residence.

Cremation has been chosen. There will be a Celebration of Life from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 at the First Christian Church. Sullivan, Ind. Memorials can be made to PKD Foundaion with envelops available at the church. Arrangements were entrusted to Brust Funeral Home, Sullivan, Ind.



Joyce Kamplain

Joyce V. Kamplain, 82, Steger, formerly of Robinson, died at 12:57 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at Beecher Manor Nursing home and Rehab in Beecher., following many months of failing health.

Funeral services are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

WEEK OF AUGUST 20, 2018
Sandy Bilyew

Sandy Bilyew, 64, of Robinson, Ill., died at 4:15 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Heritage Health in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A memorial service will immediately follow and be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Her family will officiate the service, with an opportunity for the public to share memories as well. Family and friends are encouraged to dress casually. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery.

Memorials 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.



Bradley Ghast

Bradley D. Ghast, 60, Newton, died at 5:18 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at his home.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the church and a half hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Stanley Callahan

Stanley Matthew Callahan, 91, Neoga, died at 10:13 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga.

Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup.



Maxine Elliott

Mrs. Maxine Elliott-Fleek, age 90, of Annapolis, Ill., died Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 2:36 a.m. at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., following several months of failing health.

The Funeral Service will be Sunday, August 26, 2018, at 2:30 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Billie Ray Ulrey officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, August 26, 2018, from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:30 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery, rural Annapolis, Ill.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Donald Meinhart

Donald Joseph Meinhart, 90, Montrose, died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church at Island Grove, with Fr. Bill Rooney celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Island Grove. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at the church with a parish wake service at 7 p.m. There will also be visitation one hour before the mass in the St. Joseph's hall. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph's Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.



Alice Hanna

Alice Hanna, 78, of Robinson, Ill., died Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 25 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday with Pastor Paul Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Connie Nichols

Connie S. Nichols, age 64 of Crawfordsville passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Ben Hur Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St. in Crawfordsville, Ind., on Sunday, August 26, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 3:00 p.m. Cremation will follow the service. Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.



Austin Cook

Austin Robert Cook, 78, Robinson, died at 6:34 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

WEEK OF AUGUST 13, 2018
William Seamon

William "Terry" Seamon, 66, Collierville, Tenn., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passes away Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle accident on July 27, 2018, near his home.

A Celebration of Terry's Life will be held at a later date.

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

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



Celeste Keller

Celeste D. (Menke) Keller, Decatur and formerly of Ste. Marie, died at 10:02 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at the Randall Residence of Decatur in Decatur.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 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.

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



Betty Douglas

Betty Ann (Fischer) Douglas, 66, Palestine, died at 11:34 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the Robinson New Cemetery, with Pastor Paul Gray officiating. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to her memorial fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes".



Gerald Shew

Gerald Dean Shew, 79 of Robinson, Ill., died at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery. 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.



Elizabeth Hoff

Elizabeth Jane Hoff, 96, died on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at her daughter's residence in Lafayette, Ind., with family at her side.

Visitation will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Forest Dell Community Church, Mountain View. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Mountain View, under the direction of Yarber Mortuary, Mountain View.



Thomas Pethtel

Thomas Glen Pethtel, 71, Palestine, died at home at 6:55 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine.



Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson, 82, Robinson, formerly of Palestine, died at 11:56 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine.


Monday, August 13, 2018

WEEK OF JULY 24, 2018
Glenda Fehrenbacher

Glenda Faye Fehrenbacher, 85, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, at Newton Care Center in Newton, Illinois.

Funeral services celebrating Glenda's life will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Honey Cemetery in Bogota, Illinois. Visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2018, at the funeral home. In loving memory of Glenda, memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Home 949 County Road 1300 N Carmi, Illinois 62821. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Mary Lou Hargis

Mary Lou Hargis, 89, of Robinson, Ill., died at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, at the Palestine Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, with envelopes available at the cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Randy Cox

Randy Alan Cox, 58, of Robinson, Illinois, formerly of Springfield, passed away Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Terre Haute Indiana Regional Hospital surrounded by loved ones.

Randy's family will greet friends from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill. The funeral service will be held on Sunday, July 29, at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor J.D. Branson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Rescue Squad. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Charles Maples MD

Charles Montell Maples, MD passed July 16, 2018 peacefully at his home in San Bernardino.

His family will offer a celebration of life at the Arrowhead Country club on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to Bobbitt Memorial Chapel.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

WEEK OF JULY 16, 2018
David Swick

David Bryan "Dave" Swick, age 64, of Newton, passed away Thursday morning, July 12, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services for Dave will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday July 16, at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Hunt Cemetery at a later date.

Memorial gifts in honor of Dave may be made to the Sunrise Youth Center & Community Building.

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



Joyce Wright

Ms. Joyce A. Wright, age 73, of Ridgeview Nursing Home, Oblong, Ill., and formerly of Robinson, Ill., died Sunday July 15, 2018 at 10:32 a.m., at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

Cremation Rites will be accorded with Memorial Services to follow Cremation.

Memorial donations may be made to the Residents Activity Fund, Ridgeview Care Center, 413 Ridge Lane, Oblong, IL 62449, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



David Michael Overbay

David Michael Overbay, age 49, of rural Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Sullivan, Indiana.

David's wishes were to be cremated. There will be no formal services. Memorial donations in David's honor may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Julian Guyer

Julian Guyer, 68, of rural Annapolis, Ill., died at 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2018, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the ceremony. Burial will be held in the Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date.

In honor of his love of dogs, memorials may be made to the Sullivan County Humane Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home. Checks may also be mailed to the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



John Gifford

John Gifford, 91, of Robinson, Ill., died at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2018, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, at the Robinson First United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 20, at the church with Rev. Jay Regennitter officiating. There will be a time of reflection during the service where family, friends, and former students are invited to share some favorite memories of John. For those unable to attend, a livestream will be available at www.robinsonfumc.org/livestream.

Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, American Legion Post 69, and Marine Corps League Det. 546, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to "The Robinson Food Pantry" or "NOW" (Nutrition on Weekends), the local program for feeding underprivileged children. Envelopes will be available at the church. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



"Sid" Brackett

Sylvan Roy "Sid" Brackett, 86, Newton, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Casey Health Care Center in Casey.

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



Maxine Powell

Maxine L. Powell, 97, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2018, at the United Methodist Village-North Campus in Lawrenceville, Illinois.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (CST) at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (CST) at the funeral home. Burial will be in the May Chapel cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Maxine's memory may be made to the United Methodist Village-North Campus, Lawrenceville.



Pauline Davidson

Jessie Pauline (Wofford) Davidson, 67, Casey, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at Heartland Manor in Casey.

Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup.



Roland Seymour

Roland L. Seymour, 78, of Palestine, Illinois, has passed away at his family's home on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

Roland's wishes were to be cremated. There will be no formal services, and will be entrusted to Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care in Indianapolis. Memorial donations in Roland's honor may be made to the Palestine Public Library.



Roberta Stewart

Roberta Stewart, 89, Robinson, died at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018, at Burnsides Community Health Center in Marshall.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

WEEK OF JULY 9, 2018
Kevin Utterback

Kevin Lee Utterback, 62, of Robinson, Ill., passed away on July 4, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Celebration of Kevin's Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the First Christian Church 206 N. Range St Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong School Benevolent Fund or the Robinson Elk's BPO 1188 Christmas Food Baskets. 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.



Carolyn Stephens

Mrs. Carolyn Stephens, age 77 of Robinson, Ill., and formerly of the Annapolis area, died Monday, July 9, 2018 at 5:27 a.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., following a long period of declining health.

The funeral service will be Friday, July 13, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill., with Bro. Bill Wilkinson officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, July 12, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill. Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hutsonville First Christian Church or to the Good Samaritan Hospice, Vincennes, Ind., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Arkell Wisely

Arkell Wisely, 92, Oblong died at 8:20 a.m. Monday, July 9, 2018, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong.

Celebration of live service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at the First Baptist Church, Oblong. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church. Memorials many be made to the First Baptist Church of Oblong, or Oblong Schools Academic Foundation.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, in charge of arrangements.



Mary Price

Mary A. Price, 97, Robinson, died at 12:48 p.m. Monday, July 9, at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson.

Celebration of life service will held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 15, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. Burial will be in Hardinville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.



Robert Johnson

Robert Edward "Ed" Johnson, age 68, of Mt. Sterling, IL, formerly of Robinson, IL, passed away at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Heritage Health, Therapy & Senior Care in Mt. Sterling. Local arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Lois Effland

Lois Louise Effland, 88, Taylorville, died at 10:01 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, at her home.

A celebration of life service was be held Monday, July 9, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Taylorville, with Brother Sam Wright Officiating. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup.



"Sid" Brackett

Sylvan Roy "Sid" Brackett, 86, Newton, died at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 11, at Casey Health Care Center in Casey.

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


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

WEEK OF JULY 2, 2018
Stephen Lorance

Stephen Lorance, 74, of Robinson, Ill., died at 2:06 a.m. on Friday, June 29, 2018, at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 2, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Cremation will follow the service. 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.



Donald Bertram

Donald Bertram, 84, of Robinson, Ill., died at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Magnolia Center in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 5, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Oblong Oil Field Museum, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



James Miller, Jr.

James E. Miller, Jr. , 69, Forsyth, Ga., formerly of Peoria, died Saturday June 23, 2018.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. July 28, at the Kirk Cemetery in Robinson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to  your choice of veterans groups. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of local arrangements.



Carl Short

Carl A. Short, 89, Newton, died at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2018, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 5, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with Bro. Larry Matson officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Newton, with full military rites. Visitation will be held two hours before the service.



Mark Pence

Mark Dee Pence, 63, Newton, died at 10:34 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with Rick Britton officiating. Burial will be in the Brockville Cemetery north east of Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 6, at the funeral home, with masonic services at 7 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.



Kenneth Catt

Kenneth Wayne Catt, 67, Terre Haute, Ind., died on July 3, 2018 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, July 9, at 6 p.m. in Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana, 47804. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday, July 9, from 4 p.m. until service time. Cremation has been chosen after services. Care and arrangements have been entrusted to Greiner Funeral Home, Terre Haute, Ind.,

Online condolences may be made at www.greinerfuneralhome.com.



Kevin Utterback

Kevin Utterback, Robinson, died on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.

Arrangements are pending with the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018


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