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November 17, 2018


WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12, 2018
Willella Bubeck

Willella "Billie" Bubeck, 93, rural West Union, died at 12:15 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at Burnsides Community Health Center in Marshall.

A time of visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Services will immediately follow and will be held at 11 a.m. with Steve Dolson officiating. Memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice, with envelopes at the funeral home.



Catherine Rubsam

Catherine Mary "Kay" Rubsam, 94, Newton, died at 8:05 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at her home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the church. Memorials may be made to Gigi's Play House in the Quad Cities or St. Thomas School.

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



Shirley Stephens

Shirley Anne Stephens, 85, Brownsburg, Ind., died Oct. 27 2018, at Methodist Hospital Indianapolis, Ind., after suffering from a stroke.

A private memorial service will be set at a later date.

Sympathy cards may be sent to Melissa and Jon Newbold 4457 Texas Hwy 19 South, Sulphur Springs, TX 75382.



June Kay

June Kay, 89, formerly of Newton, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Saxony Health Center in Saxonburg, Pa.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Latona Church of Christ in Latona, with Dale Hood officiating. Burial will be in the Trexler Cemetery in rural Newton. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Donations may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053. Arrangements are under care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Lawrence Villane

Lawrence M. "Larry" Villane, 92, formerly of Olney, and Fresno, Calf., died at 7:10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

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



Ray Alspach

Ray Alspach, 79, of Robinson, Ill., died at 4:42 a.m. (EST) on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A shared time of visitation for Ray and Gayla will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15 at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Robinson Fire Department or 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.



Gayla Alspach

Gayla Alspach, 73, of Robinson, Ill., died at 6:35 p.m. (EST) on Friday, November 9, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis, Ind.

A shared time of visitation for Gayla and Ray will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15 at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Toys for Tots or to Shop with a Cop. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones, 68, Waterloo, died on Oct. 26, 2018 in St. Louis, Mo., from pneumonia.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Waterloo, Pastor Tony Troup officiating. Burial will be in the Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo. The family prefers memorial contributions to the family, at 116 Roosevelt Dr., Waterloo, IL 62298.



Rosemary Daugherty

Rosemary Daugherty, 90, of West Union, Ill., died at 8:12 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Willowbrook in Marshall, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 17 at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Services will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Bros. Randy Nave and Billy Adams officiating. Burial will be in York Cemetery. Memorials may be made to either Lincolnland Hospice or to the West Union First Baptist Church, with envelopes at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Anna Belle Williams

Anna Belle Williams, 87, Willow Hill, died at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

A private family graveside service will be held in the Brockville Cemetery, rural Newton. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Georgiana Schackmann

Georgiana Louise Schackmann, 86, Newton, died at 1:25 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the Mass, at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Thomas School Sports Program. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Shirley Stephens

Shirley Anne Stephens, 85, Brownsburg, Ind., died Oct. 27 2018, at Methodist Hospital Indianapolis, Ind., after suffering from a stroke.

A private memorial service will be set at a later date.

Sympathy cards may be sent to Melissa and Jon Newbold 5447 Texas Hwy 19 South, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.



Lawrence Villane

Lawrence M. "Larry" Villane, 92, formerly of Olney, and Fresno, Calf., died at 7:10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

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



Helen Rich

Helen Rich, 85, Robinson, died at 6:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family.

A time of visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the United Methodist Church in Flat Rock. Services will immediately follow and will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery.

The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements.



Terri Pease

Terri Pease, 65, Robinson, died at 6:55 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Larry Cross

Larry Cross, 80, Robinson, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018 at the IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5, 2018
Loyal Boyd

Loyal Dee Boyd, 97, of Robinson, Ill., died at 4:40 p.m. on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at the Magnolia Center in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. with a funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 8 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Rev. Brandon Boyd and Pastor Jim Conlin will officiate the service. Burial will be in the Kirk Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Kirk Chapel Methodist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Jetta Allison

Jetta L. Allison, 85, Spencer, died at 5:58 a.m. Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, at Monroe Hospital in Bloomington, Ind.

Funeral service will be held at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home in Spencer at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, with Dr. Diane Wells and Rev. Drew Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Chambersville Cemetery in Spencer.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., and on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Owen County Community Foundation in memory of Jetta Allison.



Ken Crocker

Ken Martin Crocker, 79, Kennesaw, Ga., died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Fortified Hills Baptist Church, Kennesaw, Ga.



Betty Tipton



Betty Tipton, 88, formerly of Newton and Dundas, died at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at the Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dyer, Ind.

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



Connie Sue Utterback

Connie Sue Utterback, 71, of Robinson, Ill., died at 2:25 p.m. Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

It was Connie's wish to be cremated without any public service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Cynthia Hawkins

Cynthia Katherine Ochs Hawkins, 59, of Oblong, Ill., passed away in her home November 6, 2018, after a four year battle with cancer.

Services will be held at Pulliams Funeral home in Oblong, Ill., Saturday, November 10, 2018. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. with funeral services at 11. Service will be officiated by Bill Ikemire with burial at Berlin cemetery in the Bend. Donations can be made to Lincoln Land Hospice. Envelope will be available at the Funeral Home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL. 62449.



Maxine Locke

Maxine Ruth (Highsmith) Locke, 90, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

A graveside service was held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Robinson New Cemetery, East Main St. (Rt 33), Robinson, Ill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Springfield Funeral Home, Springfield, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oneida Baptist Institute, www.oneidaschool.org





Benjamin Buchanan

Benjamin Buchanan, 56, Robinson, died at 12:40 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, from a battle with cancer.

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



John Lybarger

John Michael Lybarger, 70, of rural West Liberty, died unexpectedly at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at his farm.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie, with full military rites by the Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932 with assistance by the Illinois Nation Guard Burial Detail team. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the church and one hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932, Ste. Marie, IL 62459. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

WEEK OF OCTOBER 29, 2018
Rhea Adams

Rhea Adams, 82, of Robinson, Ill., died at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 1 at the funeral home with burial following in the Robinson New Cemetery. Rev. Judy Williams will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Linda Anthony

Linda Anthony, 71, Robinson, died at 5:22 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.

It was Linda's wish to be cremated and there will be a private family service at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Robert Higginbotham

Robert "Bob" Lee Higginbotham of Magnolia, Texas, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2018, at Kindred Hospital in Tomball, Texas. 

A Celebration of Bob's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Oblong First Christian Church (206 N. Range St., Oblong, IL 62449). Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. until service time. He will be laid to rest at the Oblong Cemetery in Oblong, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy take form of contributions to the First Baptist Church of Tomball https://fbctomball.org/giving/or Abandoned Animal Rescue of Montgomery County, Texas https://www.aartexas.org/get-involved/donate/. Envelopes will be available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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



Eugene Gray

Eugene D. Gray, 92, Palestine, died at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at Arbor Rose of Robinson.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (CST) Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Pilgrim Holiness Church (rural Palestine). Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. (CST) Saturday with Rev. Paul Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Eugene's family requests that memorial contributions be made to the "Pilgrim Holiness Church Family Life Center (Prophet's Chamber)", with envelopes available at the church. For those unable to attend his service, memorials may be mailed to the Palestine Pilgrim Holiness Church at P.O. Box 234 Palestine, IL 62451. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements.



Carolyn "Kernie" Bonesteel

Carolyn "Kernie" Bonesteel, 81, of Robinson, Ill., died at 9:23 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

It was Carolyn's wish to be cremated without any public service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. In memory of her beloved great-granddaughter, memorials may be made to the Bella Parker Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to the "Crawford Memorial Foundation". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Maxine Locke

Maxine Ruth (Highsmith) Locke, 90, passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

A graveside service will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Robinson New Cemetery, East Main St. (Rt 33), Robinson, Ill. Arrangements have been entrusted to Springfield Funeral Home, Springfield, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Oneida Baptist Institute, www.oneidaschool.org



Betty Burns

Betty L. Burns, 92, Oblong, formerly of Olney, died on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.

Memorials can be made to Oblong Children's Home.

Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held at the White Oak Church in Oblong at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. A private burial will take place at Antioch Cemetery at a later date.



Ken Crocker

Ken Martin Crocker, 79, Kennesaw, Ga., died Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 at Fortified Hills Baptist Church, Kennesaw, Ga.



Betty Tipton

Betty Tipton, 88, formerly of Newton and Dundas, died at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at the Dyer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Dyer, Ind.

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

WEEK OF OCTOBER 22, 2018
Larry Waldrop

Larry W. Waldrop, "L.W.W." age 79 of Robinson, Ill., died Friday, October 19, 2018, at 4:21 AM EST at Union Hospital of Terre Haute, Ind., following a brief illness. 

The funeral service will be Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Keith Gaddis officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will follow services in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children with envelopes available at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please have a drink and tell a long story about L.W.W. He would have appreciated that.



Florence Cook

Florence Edna "Cookie" Cook, 79, Summerfield, Fla., and formerly of Greenup, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Leesburg Regional Medical Center in Leesburg, Fla.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2 at Lake Miona Recreation Center, The Villages, Fla. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Harmony Cemetery, 2 miles north on Greenup, on Illinois Route 130, turn left on to County Road 715 N and follow road to cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to Leesburg Humane Society www.leesburghumanesociety.com. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup.



Jerry Burnell

Jerry Lynn Burnell, 75, Noble, died at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018, at his home.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. at the Honey Cemetery in Bogota, with Brett Wright officiating. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Linda Anthony

Linda Anthony, 71, Robinson, died 5:22 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Dorothy Dunlap

Dorothy M. Dunlap, 82, Douglas, Kan., died Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, in Derby, Kan.

Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, Douglass Cemetery, Douglass, Kan. Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby, Kan., in charge of arrangements. A memorial has been established with Serenity Hospice, 9415 East Harry, Suite 306, Wichita, Kansas 67207.



Clara Belle Beard

Clara Belle Beard, 78, Sigel, died in her sleep, the morning of, Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at Evergreen Nursing Home in Effingham.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the Montrose Cemetery in Montrose, with Pastor Tim Bursott officiating. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.



Kenneth "Pete" McCammon

Kenneth "Pete" McCammon, age 92 of Palestine, Ill., died at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family following a brief illness.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with burial following in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Pastor Tim Watson will officiate the services, and casual dress is welcomed. Memorials may be made to "Lincolnland Hospice", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Carol Ann Cornwell

Carol Ann Cornwell, 80, Melrose, died at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018 from Burnsides Community Health Center, Marshall.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the funeral home with Pastor Danny Harper officiating. Burial will be in the Medsker Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the "Medsker Cemetery", with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Imogene Lindsay

Imogene L. (Waldrop) Lindsey, 90, of Robinson, Ill., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill., surrounded by her family.

A Celebration of Imogene's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be held Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. The family requests, that in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Lincoln Trail College Theater Department or the Oblong Food Pantry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Linda Anthony

Linda Anthony, 71, Robinson, died 5:22 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Rheba Dellert

Rheba L. (Mitchell) Dellert passed away peacefully on July 28, 2018, at 81 years old.

Celebration of Rheba's life will be held Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Oblong Cemetery, at 11:00 a.m.

Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill., assisted the family with services.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

WEEK OF OCTOBER 15, 2018
Marilyn Kay Quindry

Marilyn Kay Quindry, 75, Newton, died at 2:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at her home.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Tom Matson officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Jasper County HCE Toys for Kids, 1401 Clayton, Newton, IL 62448. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Martha Markello

Martha Lucille Markello, 92, of Robinson, Ill., died at 1:13 a.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018, in the comfort of her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with burial following in the Robinson New Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate the service. During the service, there will be a time for friends to share their favorite memories of Martha.

Memorials may be made to either the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or to the "NOW Program", a program that sends supplemental food home on weekends with a number of students in the Robinson School District. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Larry Lowe

Larry "Oz" Lowe, 63, Palestine, died at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at Heritage Health, Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Masonic Services will follow at 6 p.m. Thursday, and will be officiated by the Palestine Masonic Lodge 849. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. During the service, there will be an opportunity for friends to share their memories of Larry. Casual dress is requested, and if you come dressed in Cubs, Bears, or Illini attire, all the better!

Burial will be held at the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorials may be made to "Shriner's Hospitals for Children", with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Rosalie Elliott

Rosalie Emma (Lawrence) Elliott, 96, longtime resident of Jacksonville, Fla., died in Hospice care October 14, 2018.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Kernan Blvd. Baptist Church, 4000 Kernan Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32224.

Interment will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, 4300 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, Fla. Memorial in Rosalie's name may be directed to Kernan Blvd. Baptist Church, 4000 Kernan Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32224.



Larry Waldrop

Larry D. Waldrop, 71, Lawrenceville, died on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at his residence.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Hi-Way Church of God. There will be no visitation. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, is in charge of the arrangements.



Patricia Terry

Patricia "Patty" Terry, 48, Oblong, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at the Oblong CILA Home.

Celebration of Patricia's life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 22, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Illinois. Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery.



Ethyl Smith

Ethyl Elizabeth (Ruddell) Smith, 88, Kingwood, Texas, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.

Services will be held at Disciples of Christ Church, Kingwood, Texas.



Larry Waldrop

Larry W. Waldrop, 79, Robinson, died Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.



Florence Cook

Florence "Cookie" Cook, 79, Summerfield, Fla., and formerly of Greenup, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Leesburg Hospital in Leesburg, Fla.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

WEEK OF OCTOBER 8, 2018
Linda York

Linda L. York, 81, of Marshall, Ill., died at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Dr. Ron York officiating the service. Memorials may be made to "Shriner's Hospitals for Children", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Alice Benson

Alice Marie Benson, 79, of Robinson, Ill., died at 2:58 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Arbor Rose of Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, at the Greenup Cemetery, Greenup, Ill., with Pastor Tim Watson officiating. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Wilbur Williams

Wilbur Williams, 85, of Lincoln, Ill., passed away at 5:30 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018 at his residence.

Services for Wilbur will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will take place from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 also at the funeral home. Burial will follow the services at New Union Cemetery where full military rites will be accorded by the Lincoln American Legion Post 263. Memorials may be made to the Lincoln American Legion or to the Lincoln School District 27.



Mervin Rposborough

Mervin C. Rosborough, 91, of Sumner, Illinois, passed away Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.

Funeral Services will be Friday, October 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, Illinois. Visitation will be Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Chauncey Cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by the Lawrenceville VFW.

Memorial donations may be given to the First United Methodist Church in Sumner, Illinois or to the Lawrenceville VFW.

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



Donald Hickox

Donald Hickox, 63, Newton, died at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct., 9, at the First Baptist Church in Newton, with Roger Hillis officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will held 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, at the church and a half hour before the service. Memorials may be made to Don's Grandchildren's Education Fund. Memorials may be mailed to Jeanette Hickox 305 Sycamore Newton, Illinois 62448.

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



Patricia Maxwell

Patricia R. Maxwell, lovingly known as "Dee" to her friends and family, went to be home with her Lord and Savior at 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018, surrounded by her family.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of her life will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with burial following in the Robinson New Cemetery. Pastor Mick Laflin will officiate the service.

Memorials may be made to the Robinson High School Alumni Association & Academic Foundation, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



William Linman

William Jerry Linman, 80, Robinson, died at 3:30 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, Ind.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Carol Clark

Carol Clark, 71, Robinson, died at 7:37 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8, 2018.

Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Funeral services are 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Rick Catt officiating.

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



Rose Ellen French

Rose Ellen French, 72, Effingham, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at the Southside Baptist Church, 2308 S. Veterans Drive, Effingham, Lucas Shelley officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery, rural Latona. Visitation will be one hour before the service.

Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are under care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Bob Higginbotham

Bob Higginbotham, 70, Tomball, Texas, and formerly of Oblong, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. Funerl arrangements are incomplete.



Delores "Dee" Wesley

Delores "Dee" Wesley, 55, of Robinson, IL, passed away at 12:45 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN, following years of declining health.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 14, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of her life will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. During the service, there will be a time for friends and family to share some of their favorite memories of Dee. Casual dress is welcomed. Burial will be held in the Tohill Cemetery.

In honor of all of the help and care she gave to children throughout the years, memorials may be made to Make-a-Wish Illinois, granting the wishes of children diagnosed with critical illnesses across Illinois. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Sam Scarpone

Samuel A. Scarpone, 88, Robinson, died at 3:19 p.m. (EST) Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Bickford of Carmel, Carmel, Ind., following many months of failing health. He was the former publisher of the Robinson Argus.

There will be cremation with a memorial service at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, to be announced at a later date.



C. Lucille Hedges

Caroline Lucille Hedges, 96, Robinson, IL, passed peacefully into eternity on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, in Mattoon, IL.

Visitation will be held at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson, IL, from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church, Robinson, IL, at 2 p.m. followed by burial in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Robinson or the Cops for Kids program, c/o Mattoon Police Department, Mattoon, IL.

Lucille was a good friend to many and will be sorely missed by her family and friends.



Patrick Gerald Spidel

Patrick Gerald Spidel, 68, of St. Francisville, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Monday from 4 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oak Lawn Cemetery.

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


Monday, October 08, 2018

WEEK OF OCTOBER 1, 2018
Geneva Menacher

Geneva (Riegle) Menacher, 87, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A Celebration of Geneva's Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Westside Church of God. 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.



Barbara Lachenmayr

Barbara "Barb" Lachenmayr, 64, of Robinson, Ill., died at 2:30 a.m. on Monday, October 1, 2018, at Arbor Rose of Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 5, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A memorial service will follow and will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Rich Swisher officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date in the Prairie Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the "Arbor Rose Activity Fund", with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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



Jeffry Ping

Jeffry Mark Ping. 58 of Tolono, passed away at 3:57 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. surrounded by his family.

Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 4, 2018, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Tolono, with Rev. Fredi Gomeztorres officiating. Burial will be at St. Patrick Cemetery, Tolono. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Freese Funeral Home, Tolono with rosary at 4:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Prairielands Council BSA.



Paul Strand

Paul Arnold Strand, 75, Wheeler, and formerly of Marion, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at Lakeland Rehab and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at Potter's House of Ministry, Newton. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich.



Patricia Maxwell

Patricia R. "Dee" Maxwell, 86, Robinson, died at 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, surrounded by her family.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of her life will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with burial following in the Robinson New Cemetery.




Wednesday, October 03, 2018

WEEK OF OCTOBER 1, 2018
Geneva Menacher

Geneva Menacher, 87, Oblong, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

Arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.



Barbara Lachenmayr

Barbara Lachenmayr, 63, Robinson, died at 2:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at Arbor Rose of Robinson.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.

Monday, October 01, 2018

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
Eva Mae Motor

Eva Mae "Maggi" (Strange) Motor, 91, of Robinson, Ill., died at 8:50 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Rev. Tom Akers officiating the service. Burial will follow at the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorials may be made to either Southeastern Illinois Hospice or to Crawford County 4-H, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Lea Kirtland

Lea M. Kirtland, 81, of Decatur, Ill., passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2018, in her home surrounded by her family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel, Decatur. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in North Fork Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to Decatur House of Prayer.

Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.dawson-wikoff.com.



Maxine Hartrich

Maxine Josephine Hartrich, 94, Ste. Marie, died at 11:55 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 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. Memorials may be made to the Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932.



Ed Finn

Ed Finn, 93, Hidalgo, died at 9:10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with Pastor Roger James. Burial will be in the Aten Cemetery in rural Hidalgo, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund or St. Jude's.



Marcia Brown

Marcia Lee Brown, 65, Yale, died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at Casey Heath Care Center in Casey.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with John Blaylock officiating. Burial will be in the Yale Cemetery in Yale. Memorials may be made to the family c/o Meyer Funeral Home 307 West Jourdan Street Newton, Illinois 62448.



Sidney Iubelt

Sidney Madison Iubelt was 12-years-old when she passed away on September 24, 2018.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the family owned and operated Mccully-Polyniak Funeral Home, P.A. 3204 Mountain Road, Pasadena, Maryland, on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at which time Funeral services will be held. Interment Crownsville Veterans Cemetery.



Brian Wilson

Brian Wayne Wilson, 52, Oblong, died at 1:18 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at his home in Oblong.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Our Lady of the Lourdes Catholic Church in Oblong, with Rev. Father Flach celebrating mass. A memorial service will follow mass at 5:45 at the church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.



Vivian Butler

Vivian Marie Butler, 89, Blackwell, Okla., died early Friday, Sept, 21, 2018, in the Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home, Blackwell, Okla.

A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 27, in the First Baptist Church in Blackwell with Rev. Randy Ratliff officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery in Robinson.

Serving as honorary casketbearers will be the Deacons of the First Baptist Church.

A memorial has been established in her honor with the First Baptist Church in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, OK 74631.



Bobby Crouch

Bobby Joe Crouch, the son of Robert and Helen (Orndorff) Crouch Skaggs, was born on August 9, 1959 in Danville, Illinois. He passed away on September 21, 2018 at the Thayer County Health Services at Hebron, Nebraska the age of 59 years, 1 month, 12 days.

Celebration of life service will be held on October 26, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Jason's home, 342 South Bloom in Superior, Nebraska.

Memorials are suggested to go to the Crouch family for later designation.

Condolences may be sent to Megrue-Price Funeral Home, 750 N Commercial, Superior, Nebraska 68978 or in care of www.pricefuneralhomes.com. Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior, Nebraska is serving the family.



Carla Johnson

Carla Joyce Johnson, 67, of Dwight, passed away Wednesday afternoon, September 26, 2018 at Morris Hospital with her family by her side.

There will be no visitation or funeral service. Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St., in Morris is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700 or sign the private online guestbook at www.frulandfuneralhome.com.



Linda York

Linda L. York, 81, Marshall, died at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.

Wednesday, September 26, 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.



Brenda Lorance

Brenda Sue McCammon Lorance, 71, of Paris, Illinois, passed away at 5:35 p.m. EDT Monday, September 17, 2018, at IU St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to the Edgar County Animal Shelter.

Services celebrating her life will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris, with Pastor Nate Alexander officiating. Burial will follow in New Providence Cemetery in Elbridge Township. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris.

Additional Information and Online Condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com




Tuesday, September 18, 2018


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