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home : deaths : death notices April 29, 2016


WEEK OF APRIL 25, 2016
Chalmer Seaney, Jr.

Chalmer Seaney, Jr., 93, of rural Robinson, Ill., died at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Graveside services will follow the visitation on Wednesday and will be held at the Palestine Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549. Memorials may be made to the Ridgeview Care Center Activity Fund or to the Palestine Public Library, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Cecil Burcham

Cecil W. Burcham, 88, Robinson, at 2:41 p.m. died Sunday April 24, 2016, at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, following a period of declining health.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 27, at 10:30 a.m., at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Pastor David Hyde officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, with Military Graveside Rites.

Memorial donations may be made to the Trimble Bible Church, Missions Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



John Dennis, Jr.

John H. Dennis, Jr., 80, of rural Flat Rock, Ill., died April 25, 2016, at his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Flat Rock First Missionary Baptist Church. A funeral service will follow the visitation and will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday at the church with Bro. Gene Ellis officiating the service. Military rites will be performed at the church and will be conducted by the Robinson V.F.W. Post #4549. Burial will be held at a later date at the Oak Grove Cemetery in rural Palestine.

The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the American Heart Association, with envelopes available at the church or at Goodwine Funeral Homes. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Betty Fye

Betty Rose Fye, age 76 of Lawrenceville, passed away with family by her side in Evansville, Ind., at St. Mary's Hospital on Monday, April 25, 2016.

A graveside service for Betty Rose Fye will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Cunningham-Young Funeral Home of Lawrenceville, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions be to the Carmi Baptist Children's Home (949 County Rd 1300 N, Carmi, IL 62821) or to Shiloh Baptist Church (7194 Shiloh Ln, Bridgeport, IL 62417). Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.



Dema Rich

Dema L. Rich, 89, of Robinson, Ill., died at 8:21 a.m. on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 29, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow the visitation and will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jay Regennitter officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Robinson, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Robert Gifford

Robert "Bob" Gifford, 69, of Robinson, IL, died Monday, April 25, 2016 at his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. on 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 29, at the funeral home with Pastor Amy Wharton officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Red Hill High School Science Department, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Geraldine Wiman

Geraldine Wiman, 94, Robinson, died Monday April 25, 2016, at 8:35 p.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, following a period of lingering illness.

Funeral service will be Friday, April 29, at 2 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Visitation will be Friday April 29, from 1 p.m. until time of service at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, 911 E. Wilkin Street, Robinson, IL 62454.



Bill Barnbrook

Bill A. Barnbrook, 87, Oblong, Ill., passed away at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday April 26, 2016, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill.

A Celebration of Bill's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill., with Bro Phil Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Ill., with Military Rites to be held at the cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County V.F.W. Post 4549 or Paralyzed Veterans with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Delbert Green

Delbert L. Green, 87, Newton, died Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 29, at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m., Friday until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Headyville Cemetery, rural Jasper County.

Memorial may be made to either the Headyville Cemetery or to the First Baptist Church of Newton.



Robert Everett

Robert "Bigguns" Glenn Everett, 67, Effingham, formerly of Wheeler, died at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

A celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 2, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich with Kurt Simon in charge of services. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday. There will be a private burial at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Robert's family.


Monday, April 25, 2016

WEEK OF APRIL 18, 2016
Marietta Wagoner

Marietta Loos Wagoner, 89, Lawrenceville, died early Sunday morning, April 17, 2016, in Vincennes, Ind., at the Good Samaritan Hospital with her family by her side.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Cunningham-Young Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. Visitation will be held from 3:30 p.m. until service time. Cremation will follow services.

Memorial contributions can be made directly to Good Samaritan Hospice (520 S. 7th Street in Vincennes, IN 47591) or through the funeral home or directly to the National Kidney Foundation (30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016) or through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.



Joseph Salter

Joseph Donald "Don" Salter, 86, of Worthington, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at IU Health Bloomington Hospital.

Private family funeral service will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Worthington. Burial will follow at Worthington Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, 112 W Foster Ave. #1, State College, PA 16801.

Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com.



Beatrice Brinkman

Beatrice "Bea" L. Brinkman, 67, rural Robinson, died Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the funeral home with Rev. Mike Delaney officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery, rural Palestine. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Doretha Matheny

A graveside service for Doretha "Dee" Eileen Matheny-Barnbrook, 68, Yale, Ill., will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 22, 2016, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Crawford County, Ill. She passed away, on April 16, 2016, surrounded by her family.



Rex Sandiford

Rex Dean Sandiford of Lincoln, Neb., 85, born October 8, 1930, in Crawford County, Ill., peacefully left this temporary home for his eternal home with the Lord on April 14, 2016.

A Memorial Service will be held at Avondale Baptist Church in Kansas City, Mo., at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2016. A private interment will be in Oblong, Ill. Memorial gifts can be sent to Avant Ministries, 10000 N Oak Tfwy., Kansas City, MO 64155.

Crain Funeral Home, Newton, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be offered at www.crainfuneral.com.



Greta Rich

Mrs. Greta A. Rich, age 60, of Robinson, Ill., died Sunday April 17, 2016 at 10:40 a.m. at her residence in Texas City, Texas, of complications of breast cancer.

Funeral service will be Friday, April 22, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Tom Buchanan and Pastor Jane Priest officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, April 21, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow funeral service in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial Donations may be made to the New Hebron Christian School, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Doretha Matheny

A graveside service for Doretha "Dee" Eileen Matheny-Barnbrook, 68, Yale, Ill., will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Crawford County, Ill. She passed away, on April 16, 2016.



Joe Tolle

Joe E. Tolle, 79, Marshall, died at 11:38 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. (Central Standard Time) Saturday, April 23, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow in the York Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Saint Jude Children's Hospital, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Gregory Knight

Gregory D. Knight, 57, Oblong, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 11:21 a.m. at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., of complications from Lung Cancer.

There will be cremation with no services. Interment of cremated remains will be in Palestine Cemetery, Palestine, at a later date.



William Lemeron

William E. Lemeron, 82, of Lawrenceville, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at his residence.

Memorial Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Friday, April 22, at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. Visitation will be Friday from 6 p.m. until the hour of service at 8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. As per William's wishes, his body will be cremated following the services.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois, Meals on Wheels or 4th Street Wesleyan Christian Church with envelopes available through the funeral home.



Eula Fouty

Eula Mae Fouty, 92, of Mattoon, formerly of Robinson, died Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 4:52 a.m. at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home, Mattoon, following several years of declining health.

Funeral service will be Saturday April 23, at 2 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Pastor John Bell officiating. Burial will follow funeral services in Oblong Cemetery, Oblong. Friends may call from noon on Saturday until time of services at 2 p.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Maxine Weck

Mrs. Maxine "Max" (Tracy) Weck, age 92, of Robinson, Ill., died Thursday April 21, 2016, at 12:59 a.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, Robinson, Ill., following many months of failing health.

There will be a Graveside Funeral Service on Monday, April 25, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at New Hebron Cemetery, New Hebron, Ill., with Pastor George Meese officiating. There will be no visitation at the funeral home. Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, in charge of arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bible Chapel Church, 7244 East 950th Street, Robinson, IL 62454 or The American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the cemetery and funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Donna Swain

Donna K. Swain, 67, Vandalia, died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Vandalia.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 23, at Bethel Baptist Church, Rural Vandalia, with Rev. Ernest Flowers and Dr. Ben Foxworth, officiating. Burial will follow at Green Hill Cemetery, Rural Fillmore. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m., before service, at Bethel Baptist Church, Rural Vandalia. Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, Rural Vandalia, IL and/or Fayette County Cancer Fund. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, is in charge of arrangements.



Bobbie Paul, Sr.

Bobbie Eugene Paul, Sr., 77, Greenup, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at his home.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Meyer Funeral Home, Greenup.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

WEEK OF APRIL 11, 2016
James Bradbury

James Oliver Bradbury, 90, of Robinson, Ill., died at 3:30 p.m. on April 8, 2016, at the South Campus of the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Masonic rites will follow at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday and will be held by the Robinson Masonic Lodge 250. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at the funeral home with Rev Tom Akers and Pastor Tim Watson officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Bradbury Cemetery, with military rites to be performed by the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549. 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.



Jerry Baker

Jerry W. Baker, 65, Oblong, Ill., passed away at 4:33 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill.

Celebration of Jerry's Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill., with Bro Dee Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Ill. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Music Boosters or Crawford County Humane Society with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Betty Bond

Betty Jane Bond, 78, Oblong, Ill., passed away early Saturday April 9, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Celebration of Betty's Life will be conducted at 12 Noon Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill., with Pastor Justin Sweitzer officiating. Burial will follow in Shire Cemetery rural Oblong, Ill. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of celebration Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family request in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Betty Jane Bond Memorial Fund c/o Pulliam Funeral Home. Envelopes will be at or can 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.



Judith Townley

Judith Townley, 70, of Robinson, Ill., died at 2:25 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, at the funeral home with Bro. Dwight McDaniel officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



James Seitzinger

James "Jim" Seitzinger, 73, Lawrenceville, died Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Shiloh Baptist Church south of Bridgeport, There will also be a visitation held Tuesday evening from 5:p.m. until 8 p.m. at the church as well. Burial will take place in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of Cunningham-Young Funeral Home, Lawrenceville.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Lawrence County Senior Citizens directly or through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.



Jeffrey Stanley

Jeffrey Lynn Stanley, 74, Willow Hill, Illinois, died at 3 a.m. Friday, March 25, 2016, at his home.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Honey Cemetery in Bogota. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Meyer Funeral Home 307 West Jourdan Street Newton, IL 62448. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Robert Bomer

Robert "Bob" L. Bomer, 81, of Robinson, Ill., died at 12:18 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, 2016, in his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 15, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Masonic rites will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and will be performed by the Robinson Masonic Lodge 250. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 16, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Oblong Academic Foundation, to the Lincoln Trail Foundation, or to the Oblong 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.



Patricia O'Neal

Patricia "Patty" O'Neal, 62, Carbondale, died at 1:38 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at her home of Metastatic Cancer.

There are no planned services at this time, honorariums may be made to any women and children centers.



Brenda Wheeler

Brenda Diane Wheeler, age 68, passed away at her home in Port St. Lucie, Florida on March 30, 2016, surrounded by her family.

Brenda's family will receive friends from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, April 15, 2016, Schoedinger Worthington Chapel, 6699 N High Street, Worthington, OH 43085. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 16, 2016, at All Saints Lutheran Church, (http://saintsonhigh.org/), 6770 N High Street, Worthington, OH 43085. Interment to immediately follow at Union Cemetery.

Brenda requested memorial gifts be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Mary Kay Jockisch Scholarship Fund at Columbus State Community College. Make checks payable to Columbus State Foundation, and mail to The Columbus State Foundation, 550 E Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215. Please note "Mary K Jockisch Scholarship Fund" on the memo section of the check. Online donations may be made at http://www.csccfoundation.org/. Click the "Give Now" button. Under Donation Information, select Designation = Other, and type in "Mary K Jockisch fund." Brenda established the scholarship on behalf of her mother-in-law, Mary Kay Jockisch, who died of leukemia over 20 years ago. Brenda and Jeff, with the help of several other donors, have given out many scholarships over the years.

To send messages of support to her family, please visit www.schoedinger.com.



Carla Hosick

Carla Sue (Allen) Hosick, age 70, Rosiclare, died on April 8, 2016, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, April 16, at the Hardin County Church of Christ Route 1 Box 196 Elizabethtown, with Brother Larry Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Fluorine Cemetery in Rosiclare.Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the Hardin County Church of Christ or to the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Ann Fyfe

Ann Marie Russell Fyfe 93, Putnam Valley, N.Y., died on April 12, 2016.

Services are to be conducted on Friday in Peetskill, N.Y., with the E. O. Curry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be addressed to Route 1, 37 Seyferth Lane, Putnam Valley NY 10579



Ira Newlin

Ira T. Newlin, 82, of Palestine, Ill., died at 1:05 a.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 17, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 18, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine. Memorials may be made to the Palestine Booster Club, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.




Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WEEK OF APRIL 4, 2016
Josephine Chapman

Josephine "Jo" Doris Chapman, died with family by her side, shortly after midnight, Sunday April 3, 2016, a resident of the Heritage Health Center in Robinson, Ill.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5, at the Mound Cemetery, rural Oblong, Ill. Her family will be presiding over the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Clarence Mann, Jr.

Clarence E. "Sonny" Mann, Jr., 78, of Robinson, Ill., died at 11:20 a.m. on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

His family will have private services before he is buried at the Robinson New Cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, or to the Kevin H. Murray Scholarship Fund, with checks made payable to Sherri Murray. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Mildred Moore

Mildred C. Moore, age 92, of Marion, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Century Assisted Living in Carbondale.

Graveside Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Zion Cemetery with Minister Billy Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. For those who desire memorials in Mildred's memory may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, the Celtic Hospice, or Zion Cemetery at Donnell-Wiegand or at the service.



Anna Bush

Anna Faye Bush, 94, Oblong, died Thursday, March 31, 2016, in Joliet, Ill.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, from 9 - 10:30 a.m. At the Frist Christian Church, Oblong.

Celebration of Life Service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 9, at First Christian Church, Oblong.

The family request is no flowers but contributions to memorials that will be listed later.



Arlene Hoagland

Arlene M. Hoagland, age 99, of Robinson, Ill., went to be with her Lord and Savior Thursday April 7, 2016 at 9:17 p.m. at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Robinson, Ill.

Funeral service will be Monday, April 11, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Jayson Hoagland officiating. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 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 First Baptist Church, Robinson, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Jerry Baker

Jerry W. Baker, 65, Oblong, died at 4:33 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, 2016, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Visitation will be Monday, April 11, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.

Celebration of Jerry's life will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, with burial to follow in the Oblong Cemetery.

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


Monday, April 04, 2016

WEEK OF MARCH 28, 2016
Michael Todino

Michael L. Todino, 51, Robinson, formerly of Pontiac, died at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2016, in the comfort of his home following a battle with cancer.

There will be a visitation at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29. A Celebration of Life will be held at Mario's Pizza in Pontiac, on April 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society with envelopes at the funeral home.



Glenn McSparin

Glenn A. McSparin Sr., 77, of DeMotte, Ind., passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016.

Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at Kosanke Funeral Home 105 E. Indiana Ave., Kouts, Ind., with burial to follow at Wheatfield Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.



Kaycee Stewart

Kaycee Dawn Stewart, 30, Robinson, died Friday, March 25, 2016, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign, after a brief illness and complication with surgury.

There will be cremation with visitation Wednesday, March 30, from 10 a.m. and until 12 p. m. at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. A memorial service will be held at the funeral home at 12 p.m with burial at a later date in the Robinson New Cemetery.



Debra Langley

Debra Jean Langley, age 57, or Robinson, Ill., died Thursday March 24, 2016, at 3:20 a.m. at Casey Health Care Center, Casey, Ill., following many years of declining health.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Jeff Monroney officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 30, 2016, from noon until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrence Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens Workshop/ Special Olympics, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



O. H. Wiseman

O. H. Wiseman, 90, Flat Rock, died at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 27, 2016, at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock. A visitation will be held from noon Wednesday until 2 p.m. at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Flat Rock.

Memorials may be made to the Flat Rock Community Center with envelopes at the funeral home or mailed to the Community Center.



Imogene Crouch

Imogene Mae Crouch, age 87, of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday, March 26, 2016, at 7:15 a.m. at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Robinson, Ill., following several years of declining health.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Christopher DeWitt officiating. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. Tuesday March 29, 2016, until the time of funeral services at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will follow funeral services in Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Lincolnland, Mattoon, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Arthur Keller

Arthur James Keller, age 86, of Ste. Marie, Illinois, passed away at 8:34 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie, Illinois, with Fr. Robert Spriggs celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie, Illinois, with full military rites by Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932. Visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2016, at the church and one hour prior to mass.

In loving memory of Art, memorials may be made to the St. Mary's Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 68 112 Embarras Street Ste. Marie, Illinois 62459 or HSHS St. Anthony's Hospice, 503 North Maple Street Effingham, Illinois 62401. 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.



Harold Harris

Harold L. "Bud" Harris, 90, Oblong, Ill., formerly of Willow Hill, Ill., passed away at 7:18 a.m. Sunday March 27, 2016, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A Celebration of Harold's Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday April 1, 2016, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill., with Bro. Dee Wolfe officiating. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery with visitation from 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Tractor and Engine Club with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Judith K. Cornwell

Judith Kay Cornwell, 73, of rural Annapolis, passed away at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield Ill.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 2, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mount Olive Baptist Church in West York, Ill., with Pastor Will Bynum officiating. Burial will follow at the Medsker Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 1. Memorial contributions may be made to Elder Orphan Care or Good Measure International, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information or to leave a memory online please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com



Mary McKee

Mary "Rae" McKee, 80, Marietta, Ga., died Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Tranquility House in Marietta.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m., Saturday, April 2, at Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine. Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Florence Stambaugh

Florence R. Stambaugh, age 95, of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday March 29, 2016, at 12:08 a.m at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following a brief period of declining health.

Funeral service will be Saturday, April 2, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Jane Drake officiating. Visitation will be Friday April 1, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral services at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow funeral services in the Sears Cemetery, southwest of Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Florence R. Stambaugh Memorial Fund c/o Zion Methodist Church, 7687 E. 590th Avenue, Robinson, IL 62454 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Lorita Stewart

Mrs. Lorita A. "Rita" Stewart, age 83, of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday March 29, 2016, at 9:00 p.m. at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Robinson, Ill., following several months of declining health.

Funeral service will be Sunday April 3, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Jeff Monroney officiating. Visitation will be Sunday April 3, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow the funeral service in the New Hebron Cemetery, New Hebron, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the National Audubon Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Ricky England

Ricky Lewis England, 55, of West Union, Ill., passed away 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at his home.

Memorial services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Pearce Funeral Home in Marshall. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made directly to his family to allow them to determine the use of those contributions at a later time. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Richard Simpson

Richard L. (Dick) Simpson, 65, of Shreveport, LA, formerly of Robinson, Ill., passed away peacefully at home on March 26, 2016.

A memorial service will be held for Richard L. (Dick) Simpson on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at Broadmore Baptist Church located at 4110 Youree Dr., Shreveport, La. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the service at 10:30 a.m., which will take place in the Memorial Chapel. Following the service, the family will have a private Flag Ceremony and Ash Scattering at Northwest Louisiana Veterans Cemetery. Dick will be sadly missed by many.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests you to donate to Veterans of Foreign Wars or the Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa Research Association. Two organizations that represent the heart of Dick Simpson. Online donations can be made on www.vfw.org/contribute and vwww.debra.org/give.



Randy Elliott

Kamela Elliott

Randy Lynn Elliott, age 55, and Kamela "Kamy" Denise Elliott, age 53, of Martinsville, Ill., passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016, at their home.

A memorial visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to I.U. Simon Cancer Center, 1030 W. Michigan St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 or the American Cancer Society, 2509 S. Neil St., Champaign, IL 61820.

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.



Jeffrey Newlin

Former Rochester resident, Mr. Jeffrey L. Newlin, passed away after a brief illiness, Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in his Schererville home.

A celebration of the life of Jeffrey Lee Newlin will be at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2016, at Grace United Methodist Church, 201 West 7th St., Rochester with Pastor Kerry O'Brien officiating. Interment will be in the Rochester IOOF Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105, www.stjude.org.

The Good Family Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be made to Jeff's family at www.goodfamilyfh.com



Florence Stambaugh

Florence R. Stambaugh, age 95, of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday March 29, 2016 at 12:08 p.m. at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following a brief period of declining health.

Funeral service will be Saturday April 2, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Jane Drake and Pastor Kyle Bailey officiating. Visitation will be Friday April 1, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of funeral services on Saturday April 2, 2016 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL. Burial will follow funeral services in the Sears Cemetery, southwest of Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Florence R. Stambaugh Memorial Fund c/o Zion Methodist Church, 7687 E. 590th Avenue, Robinson, IL 62454 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.

Monday, March 28, 2016

WEEK OF MARCH 21, 2016
LeRoy Powell

LeRoy Espy Powell, 84, of Palestine passed away in Indianapolis Ind., on March 18, 2016.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 23, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Palestine, Ill., with Pastor Jane Drake officiating. Burial will follow at the Palestine Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday March 22, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association. For more information, or to leave a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



James Davis

James Edward "Ed" Davis, 92, of Annapolis, died at 12:59 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2016, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Robinson, following many months of failing health.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 23, at 1 p.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, with Brother Randy Nave officiating. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in the Hutsonville Cemetery.

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



Mary VanWinkle

Mary Ellen (Vernia) VanWinkle, 80, of Robinson, Ill., died at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with services conducted by Rev. Tom Akers. Burial will follow in the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock. Memorials may be made to the St Jude Children's Hospital or to the Shriner's Hospital 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.



Susan Walters

Susan Kim Walters, 57, Palestine, died on March 18, 2016, at her home in Palestine.

Private family services will take place at a later date. Burial of ashes will take place in Union Hill, Ala., at a later date. Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson, is assisting the family.



Betty Weaver

Betty Lucille Weaver, 89, of Robinson died Sunday, March 20, 2016, at 1:12 p.m. at Heritage Health in Robinson.

Graveside funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016, at the Robinson New Cemetery with her cousin Wayne Kirk officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society. Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information or to leave a memory online please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com



Earl Yingst Sr.

Earl Loren Yingst Sr., 74, of Robinson, died Saturday March 19, 2016, at the Hamilton County Hospital, McLeansboro, following several years of failing health.

Funeral service will be Thursday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Bro. Richard Houser officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, March 24, from 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Resident's Activity Fund, Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Robinson, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Shirley Williams

Shirley Ann Williams, 79, of Oblong, Ill., gently drifted into Heaven at 9:10 a.m. on Tuesday March 22, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was a resident of Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Ill.

A Celebration of Shirley's Life Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday March 25, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill., with Bro. Dee Wolfe and Rev. Jim Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Ill. Visitation will be Thursday March 24, 2016, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

An expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Sports Boosters with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Oliver Emmerich

Oliver W. Emmerich age 99 of Wheeler, Illinois, passed away Sunday, March 20, 2016, at the Newton Care Center, Newton, Illinois.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 28, 2016, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Island Grove, with Fr. Joseph Carlos celebrating the mass. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Sunday, March 27 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with a 6:00 p.m. prayer service. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery with military rites by Dieterich Post No. 628 of the American Legion.

Memorial gifts in honor of Oliver may be made to the American Heart Association or to the donor's choice.

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



Clarence Carter

Clarence Robert Carter passed away from a short but courageous battle with cancer on March 17, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas., at the age of 85 surrounded by his family.

A funeral will be held on March 24, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in San Antonio, Texas. All are welcome to attend to help celebrate Clarence's life. Burial with full military honors will take place at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery following the service. The family would like to thank all the caregivers and staff at Parklane West Healthcare Center and Northeast Baptist Hospital for the excellent care Clarence received. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice in Clarence's name.



Earl Yingst Sr.

Earl Loren Yingst Sr., 74, of Robinson, died Saturday March 19, 2016, at the Hamilton County Hospital, McLeansboro, following several years of failing health.

Funeral service will be Thursday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Bro. Richard Houser officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, March 24, from 11 a.m. until time of service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine.

Memorial donations may be made to the Resident's Activity Fund, Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Robinson, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Celia Murphy

Celia Dian "Sis" Murphy, 77, Noble, Illinois, died at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 24, at the First Baptist Church, Bogota, with Gary Hostetler officiating. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery in Wakefield. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Debra Langley

Debra Jean Langley, 57, Robinson, died Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Casey Health Care, Casey, following many years of declining health.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Pastor Jeff Monroney officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday March 30, from noon until time of service at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrence Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens Workshop/ Special Olympics, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Arthur Keller

Arthur James Keller, 86, Ste. Marie, died at 8:34 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at his home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie, with Fr. Robert Spriggs celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie, with full military rites by Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 28, at the church and and hour prior to mass. Memorials may be made to the Ste. Mary's Cemetery Fund or St. Anthony's Hospice.

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

WEEK OF MARCH 14, 2016
Max Wait

Max R. Wait, 88, of Robinson, died Saturday, March 12, 2016, at 7:50 a.m. at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, following many years of declining health.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 16, from noon until 2 p.m. when funeral services will be conducted with Richard Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirk Chapel Cemetery, rural Robinson. Max & Norma were great supporters of the RHS Academic Foundation and the family requests that memorial donations in memory of them go to the RHS Academic Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Larry Morecraft

Larry ("Sug") Morecraft, 72, of rural West Union, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday, March 13, 2016, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 16, at the funeral home with Mark Morecraft, Rusty Morecraft, and Freddie Morcraft officiating. Burial will follow in the Ohio Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Five Points Christian Church Building Fund, or to the Ohio Cemetery, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Vicki Rubsam

Vicki Sue Rubsam, 64, Newton, died at 3 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2016, at her home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton. Burial will be Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 14, at the church and one hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund P.O. Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Sandra Peterson

Sandra Jeanne Peterson, 78, Newton, and formerly Lynchburg, Va., died at 2:20 a.m. Friday, March 9, 2016, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingam.

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



Helen Cipolla

Helen Delores "Dee" Cipolla, 87, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 7, 2016, at her residence in Tucson, Arizona.

The visitation will be Sunday, March 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th St., Rochelle. Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 21, 2016, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 236 Kelley Drive, Rochelle with Father Johnson Lopez officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Patrick Cemetery in Rochelle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association,www.alz.org/donate.

Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guest book.



Janette Westendorf

Janette Marie (Volk) Westendorf, 56, Effingham, died at 6:18 a.m. Monday, March 14, 2016, at her home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bishop Creek (Rural Dieterich). Burial will be in the St. Aloysius Cemetery. Visitation will be held 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, at the church, and one hour before the mass. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Fred Mehler, Sr.

Fred Mehler, Sr., 60, of Hutsonville, IL, died at 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 21, at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Locks of Love, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



James Anderson

James W. "Duke" Anderson, 65, of Lawrenceville, Ill., passed away on March 14, 2016.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 18, 2016, at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, 1303 12th St., Lawrenceville, Ill.

Visitation is from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday evening, March 17, 2016, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Portee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Class of 1969 Reunion or Shiner's Children's Hospital.

Condolences may be made online at www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.



William Myers

William S. "Shell" Myers, 50, of Palestine, died at 9:28 p.m. Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, of chronic pneumonia.

Funeral service will be Saturday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Bro. Dee Wolfe officiating. Visitation will be Friday, March 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in York Cemetery, York.

Memorial donations may be made to the Bella Parker Children's Fund in care of Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, with envelopes available at the funeral home. Condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Susan Bills

Susan Caraway Bills, 59, of Palestine, died at 6:55 a.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at Carle Hospital in Urbana.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday with Celebrant Curt Goodwine and her son, David Conour officiating the service. Cremation will follow the service. Memorials may be made to the Palestine Preservation Projects Society or to Autism Speaks, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Thomas Brazzell

Thomas E. Brazzell, age 84, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at his Florida home.

Funeral service will be Monday March 21, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Amy Wharton officiating. Visitation will be Monday March 21, 2016, from noon until time of service at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment with Full Military Rites will follow funeral services in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill. Masonic Funeral Rites will be accorded at 1:30 p.m. on Monday March 21, 2016, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospitals with envelopes available at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL.

Condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Robert McCleave

Robert L. "Bob" McCleave, 74, Newton, died Wednesday, March 16, 2016, at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

A Celebration of Bob's life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, with Pastor Alvin Neidigh officiating. It was his request that he be cremated and his cremains buried in White Oak Cemetery near his parents. A casual gathering of friends and family will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, at the funeral home.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.


Monday, March 14, 2016

WEEK OF MARCH 7, 2016
Mildred Schmidt

Mildred Marie "Millie" (Ochs) Schmidt, age 96, of Ste. Marie, Illinois, passed away at 6:16 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016, at her home.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie, Illinois, with Fr. Robert Spriggs celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie, Illinois. Visitation will be held 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at the church and one hour prior to mass.

In loving memory of Millie, memorials may be made to the Ste. Marie Monday night dance, Jasper County Senior Citizens Center or St. Anthony's Hospice. 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.



Estelle Kennedy

Estelle B. (Jansen) Kennedy, 91, Newton, died at 11:39 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2016, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Al Kemme celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held two hours prior to mass at the church. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Building Fund. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



Lovette Hillard

Mrs. Lovette Hillard, age 73, of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday March 5, 2016, at 10:47 p.m. in the comfort of her home with family by her side, following several months of failing health.

Funeral service will be held Saturday March 12, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Gene Beard officiating. Visitation will be Friday March 11, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and Saturday from 12:00 noon until time of services at 1:00 p.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

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

Condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Tracy Wade

Tracy Scott Wade, 56, Orlando, Fla., and formerly of Robinson, died Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Orlando, Fla., after a long illness.

There will be a private family service held at a later dated in Orlando, Fla.



Dennis Carder

Dennis Keith Carder, 64, of rural Oblong, Ill., went to his heavenly home at 4:17 a.m. on March 8, 2016, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

A time of visitation to honor Dennis will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11, at the Highland Church of Christ in Robinson, Ill.. Celebration of life services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, at the church. Services will be held at Dennis' final resting place at 3 p.m. at the Dillman Cemetery, rural Sailor Springs, Ill. on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, you can honor Dennis' wishes by supporting the church Nate and Rachelle planted, the Village Christian Church, P.O. Box 766, Minooka, IL 60447, with envelopes also available at the church or at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, which is in charge of arrangements. For more information, directions, or to leave a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Donald Sweet

Donald Harold Sweet, 92, Hillsboro, formerly of Palestine, died at 11:16 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2016, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab Center, Taylor Springs.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 11, at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with Rev. Harry Meyer, officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the First Christian Church, Hillsboro.



Edward Dorn

Edward L. Dorn, 71, Newton, died at 5:40 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2016, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Rick Britton officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Newton.. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donon's choice.



Raymond Dennis

Raymond L. Dennis, 64, Robinson, died at 3:38 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at his home.

There will be no formal services. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.






Monday, March 07, 2016

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 29, 2016
Carrie Finkbiner

Carrie Jean Finkbiner, 89, of Robinson, Ill., passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016, at Willowbrook Memory Care in Effingham, Ill., at 3:30 p.m.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of the arrangements. For more information, or to leave a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Sandra Wilson

Sandra Bauman Wilson, 76, Newton, died at 12:14 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Visitation will be held at 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with funeral services to follow at 7 p.m.. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Research Foundation.



Vera Huddleston

Vera L. Huddleston, 78, Yale, Ill., passed away Saturday, February 27, 2016, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Ill.

Celebration of Vera's Life Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday March 4, 2016, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill., with Bro. Phil Boyd officiating. Burial will follow next to her husband in Yale Cemetery, Yale, Ill. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home immediately preceding the celebration service.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the American Heart Association with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Messages of condolence and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com



Mary DeCerbo

Mary DeCerbo, 70, Boardman, Ohio, died Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at her home.

Family and friends may call Wednesday from 10 to 11 AM at the church.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at Boardman Baptist Church. Visitation is from 10 to 11 a.m. Material tributes may take the form of donations to Boardman Baptist Church.

Professional arrangements are being handled by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Boardman-Canfield Chapel, Youngstown, Ohio.



Victor Stevens

Victor Lee "Lucky" Stevens, 67, Newton, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 4, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Southeastern Illinois Hospice or to the Jasper County Cancer Fund.



Merle Armstrong

Merle C. Armstrong, 81, rural Flat Rock, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 4, at 2 p.m. at the Birds Free Methodist Church, Birds.

Visitation will be Thursday evening from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. Burial will be in Derr Cemetery east of Pinkstaff.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Good Samaritan Hospice, Alzheimer's Association or to the Birds Free Methodist Church.



Warren McIntosh

Warren Douglas McIntosh, 65, of Champaign, passed away at 7:15 a.m., Thursday, February 4, 2016 at Heartland Health Care Center, Champaign.

Celebration of Life services for Warren Douglas McIntosh, 65, of Champaign, will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at Mahomet Christian Church. Pastor Betty Thompson will officiate. Heath and Vaughn Funeral Home, Champaign, is assisting with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences may be offered at www.HeathandVaughn.com.



Donald Lescalleet

Donald Eugene Lescalleet, 86, Restil, Wash., died at 9:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2016, at Restil Veterans Home, Restil, Wash., of a stroke.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Lidia, and step-daughter, Angelika Lescalleet.

A family memorial gathering will be held in April for the interment of his cremated remains.



Richard Bonelli Jr.

Richard Francis Bonelli Jr. was born September 11, 1944, in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Judy Bonelli of Chloride, Arizona and Bill Wright of Seminole, Oklahoma.

As he wished, his remains will be scattered into the ocean at Daytona Beach, Florida. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to"Champions of Justice" P.O. Box 8518, Robinson, Il 62454.



Terry Lytle

Terry Lynn Lytle, 58, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, died Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, at St. Mary's Medical Center after a long battle with diabetes.

Per his wishes, he will be cremated. Burial will be at Hallock Cemetery in his family's plot at a later date. Short-Cunningham Funeral Home, Mt. Carmel, is serving the family.

Monday, February 29, 2016

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 22, 2016
Dixie Hively

Dixie Deanna (Duniven) Hively of Barry went to heaven on February 18, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at the Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Park Lawn Cemetery following the service. Memorials are suggested to the Unity Point Hospice or the Barry First Responders. On line condolences may be left at nieburfh.com. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements.



Mark Wilson

Mark R. Wilson, 63, of Palestine, Ill., passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2016, at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., after an extended illness.

A time of visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 26, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Graveside services will follow and will be held at the Palestine Cemetery, with military rites to be performed by the Robinson VFW Post 4549. Memorials may be made to the Palestine Eagles, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Robert Shiels

Robert L. "Bob" Shiels, age 77, of Robinson, Ill., formerly of Casey, Ill., passed away at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday, February 20, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at the Markwell Funeral Home with Mr. Ray Warfel officiating. Burial will follow in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, Ill. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at the Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave, Casey, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to American Red Cross, 603 Eden Ave, Effingham, IL 62401 or Lincolnland Hospice, 1004 Health Center Dr, Mattoon, IL 61938.

Memorial tributes and condolences may be sent to the family at www.markwellfuneralhome.com. Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, IL is in charge of the arrangements.



Elzora Sanders

Elzora Sanders, 86, of Oblong, Ill., passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. She was a resident at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

Celebration of Elzora's Life was held Sunday, February 21, 2016, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill., with Rev. Jim Williams officiating. Burial was in the Oblong Cemetery, Oblong, Ill.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation with envelops at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Lucille Lloyd

Lucille Mae Lloyd, 102, of Robinson, Ill., went home to be with the Lord at 11:12 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2016, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, at the Robinson First Baptist Church. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Trey Reid officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Grand Prairie Cemetery.

The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Robinson First Baptist Church or to the Crawford County Home Extension, with envelopes available at the church and at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Carl Eugene House

Carl Eugene House, 90, of Paducah, KY, went home to Heaven peacefully on February 22, 2016 at his home in Paducah.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 24, at 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Milner and Orr Paducah, KY, and funeral will be Thursday, Feburary 25, at 11:00 a.m. at Milner and Orr Paducah, KY.



Fred H. Eichholz

Mr. Fred H. Eichholz, age 82, of Lawrenceville, IL, died Thursday February 18, 2016, at 5:25 p.m. (EST), at Indiana University Health, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN,, following a very brief final illness.

Mr. Eichholz requested that his body be cremated. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday February 25, 2016, at the First Baptist Church, Oblong, IL, with Pastor Justin Sweitzer officiating. There will be a one-hour visitation, (1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.) prior to the Celebration of Life Service at the church. Interment of the cremated remains will be at a later date in Missouri.

The family suggests that memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Eichholz be made to the First Baptist Church, 301 South Garfield St., Oblong, IL, with envelopes available at the church. Military burial honors will be conducted following the Celebration of Life Service at the Church.



Shirley King

Shirley King, 80, of rural Hutsonville, IL, passed away at 3:56 p.m. on Sunday, February 21, 2016, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, at the Hutsonville First Christian Church. Funeral services will follow the visitation and will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Brother Bill Wilkinson officiating the service. Burial will follow in the Hutsonville Cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Riley's Children's Hospital, with envelopes available at the church and at the funeral home.



Donald Lescalleet

Donald Eugene Lescalleet, 86, Restil, Wash., died at 6:20 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, 2016, at Restil Veterans Home, Restil, Wash., of a stroke.

A family memorial gathering will be held in April.



Ammon C. Raber

Ammon E. Raber, 80, of Flat Rock, died at 5:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, in his home, following a lingering illness.

Funeral service will be Friday, Feb. 26, at 9 a.m. at the home of David Raber, 10510 East 350th Avenue, Flat Rock, with Bishop Nelson Garber officiating. Burial will follow in the Amish Cemetery, Flat Rock. A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, and again on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 1 to 4 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. at the home of David Raber, 10510 East 325th Avenue, Flat Rock.

Those wishing to do so, may make contributions to the Ammon E. Raber Medical Expense Fund c/o First Robinson Savings Bank, 501 East Main Street, Robinson, IL. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.



Vera Fox

Vera A. Fox, age 91, of Flat Rock, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at 8:28 a.m. CST at her residence in Flat Rock, after several months of failing health.

Funeral service will be Thursday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow funeral in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson.

Memorial donations may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice, 520 South Seventh Street, Vincennes, IN, 47591, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Peggy Shute

Peggy Ann Shute, 88, of Robinson, Ill., formerly of Casey, Ill., and Bridgeport, Ill., died Wednesday, February 24, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 27, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Graveside services will follow the visitation and will be held at the Hutsonville Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Donald Calvert

Donald W. "Don" Calvert, 85, Robinson, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, at 1:15 p.m. at Springfield Memorial Hospital, Springfield, following several months of worsening health.

There will be a Funeral Mass held Monday, Feb. 29, at 1 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Robinson. A time of visitation and sharing will be held Sunday, Feb. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Burial to follow the Funeral Mass, in the Robinson New Cemetery.

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

Monday, February 22, 2016


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