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July 21, 2018


WEEK OF JULY 16, 2018
David Swick

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

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

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

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



Joyce Wright

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

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

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



David Michael Overbay

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

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



Julian Guyer

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

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

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



John Gifford

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

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

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



"Sid" Brackett

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

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



Maxine Powell

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

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



Pauline Davidson

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

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



Roland Seymour

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

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



Roberta Stewart

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

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

WEEK OF JULY 9, 2018
Kevin Utterback

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

Celebration of Kevin's Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at the First Christian Church 206 N. Range St Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong School Benevolent Fund or the Robinson Elk's BPO 1188 Christmas Food Baskets. Envelopes will be available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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



Carolyn Stephens

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

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

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Arkell Wisely

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

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

Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, in charge of arrangements.



Mary Price

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

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



Robert Johnson

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



Lois Effland

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

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



"Sid" Brackett

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

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


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

WEEK OF JULY 2, 2018
Stephen Lorance

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

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 2, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Cremation will follow the service. Memorials may be made to the V.F.W. Transportation Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Donald Bertram

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

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



James Miller, Jr.

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

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



Carl Short

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

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



Mark Pence

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

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



Kenneth Catt

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

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

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



Kevin Utterback

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

Arrangements are pending with the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

WEEK OF JUNE 25, 2018
Wilford Legg

Wilford Harold Legg, 91 of Carlinville, formerly of Robinson, Ill., passed away Friday morning, June 22, 2018, at Heritage Manor in Carlinville, Ill.

Memorials may be made to Residential Hospice or Heritage Manor Health Care Activities Account.

Please visit www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com to leave condolences or light a candle in his memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.



Jack Chamblin

William "Jack" Chamblin, 86, died peacefully June 21, 2018, at his Hilltop Ranch near his hometown of Robinson.  

During a period of more than half a century, Jack became a leader in business development for Robinson. He co-founded and chaired a political action committee known as CRAW-PAC that helped bring a state prison, a community college, highway improvements and other benefits to Robinson and Crawford County.

Friday, August 10, a visitation from 4:00-7:00 p.m. is scheduled at Goodwine's Funeral Home in Robinson. Saturday, August 11, a celebration of Jack's life will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the Hilltop Ranch (All are welcome). Military services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, American Legion Post 69, and Marine Corps League Det 546, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the W.J. and Kathy Chamblin Family Foundation, P.O. Box 246 Robinson Il. 62454. All proceeds will go to local charities.



Ronald Dhom

Ronald Francis Dhom, 68, Newton, died at 1 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018, at his home.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. James Flach and Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448.



Juanita Richards

Juanita McCammon Richards, 103 years of age, passed away January 3, 2018.

A private family services will be held on June 29, at Little Flock Cemetery in Shelburn, Ind., with Holmes Memorial Chapel in charge.



Ralph Richards

Ralph Hubert Richards, born April 25, 1913, in Palestine, Ill., and passed away March 16, 2006 in Waxahachi, Texas.



Ray Wells

Ray Wells, 80, West York, died at 8:40 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018, at his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in West York. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the church with Pastor Will Bynum officiating alongside Ray's family. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union is in charge of arrangements.



Frances Rodgers

Frances Rodgers, 78, rural Flat Rock, died at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, June 29, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Burial will follow at the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock. Memorial contributions may be made 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.



Maurice Williamson

Mr. Maurice L. Williamson, age 90 of Robinson, Ill., died Wednesday June 27, 2018, at 5:30 a.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill., following a short period of declining health.

The Funeral Service will be Saturday June 30, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Joe Griffith officiating. Visitation will be Friday June 29, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Following funeral services, cremation rites will be accorded, interment will be in the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, Ill., with military graveside rites provided by E.M. Coulter Post 69 American Legion,Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 4547 and AMVETS Post 33.

Memorial donations may be made to the VFW Transportation Fund 4549 with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Eleanor Morris

Eleanor Margaret Morris, 93, of rural Lawrenceville, died Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, Lawrenceville.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST Sunday, July 1, at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Portee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Eleanor's memory may be made to the Pinkstaff United Methodist Church Building Fund.



Stephen Lorance

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

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

WEEK OF JUNE 25, 2018
Wilford Legg

Wilford Harold Legg, 91 of Carlinville, formerly of Robinson, Ill., passed away Friday morning, June 22, 2018, at Heritage Manor in Carlinville, Ill.

Memorials may be made to Residential Hospice or Heritage Manor Health Care Activities Account.

Please visit www.davisandersonfuneralhome.com to leave condolences or light a candle in his memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.



Jack Chamblin

William "Jack" Chamblin, 86, died peacefully June 21, 2018, at his Hilltop Ranch near his hometown of Robinson.  

During a period of more than half a century, Jack became a leader in business development for Robinson. He co-founded and chaired a political action committee known as CRAW-PAC that helped bring a state prison, a community college, highway improvements and other benefits to Robinson and Crawford County.

Friday, August 10, a visitation from 4:00-7:00 p.m. is scheduled at Goodwine's Funeral Home in Robinson. Saturday, August 11, a celebration of Jack's life will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the Hilltop Ranch (All are welcome). Military services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, American Legion Post 69, and Marine Corps League Det 546, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the W.J. and Kathy Chamblin Family Foundation, P.O. Box 246 Robinson Il. 62454. All proceeds will go to local charities.



Ronald Dhom

Ronald Francis Dhom, 68, Newton, died at 1 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018, at his home.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, June 29, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. James Flach and Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448.



Ray Wells

Ray Wells, 80, West York, died at 8:40 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018, at his home.

Arrangements are pending with the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

WEEK OF JUNE 18, 2018
James Ramsey

James L. Ramsey, 80, of Palestine, Ill., died at 9:57 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

As per his wishes, there will be no public services. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Todd Mickler

Todd Mickler, 49, O'Fallon, died at 2:35 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., from a medical condition.

A time of visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. A graveside service will follow at the Lawrenceville Cemetery, Lawrenceville. Ronnie Crawford will officiate the service.



Josephine Watkins

Josephine V. Watkins, 87, Willow Hill, and longtime resident of Yuma, Ariz., at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, at her home.

Funeral services celebrating Josephine's life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with her son David Watkins officiating. Burial will be in the Mound Cemetery in rural Willow Hill. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. Memorials may be to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital.



Thelma Bishop

Thelma Devall Bishop, 100, Greenup, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018, at Cumberland Rehab and Health Care Center in Greenup, surrounded by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Meyer Funeral Home (Bishop Chapel) in Greenup. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Block Cemetery on Hazel Dell road in rural Greenup. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the funeral home. Memorials may be to Cumberland Rehab and Health Care Center Activity Fund or the Cumberland County 4-H.



Ellen Marie Schick

Ellen "Ellie" Schick, 1, of Olney, IL, died Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Olney, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 22, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill. As Ellie was an 8th generation member of the Eaton family, burial will follow in the Eaton (Grand Prairie) Cemetery, rural Trimble, Ill., with Pastor Tom Matson officiating the service. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Glen Heath

Glen E. Heath, 90, Lawrenceville, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Aperion Care in Bridgeport.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. CST Friday, June 22, at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Pollard Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Glen's memory may be made to the Lawrenceville Senior Citizens or the Central Christian Church.



David Alspach

David W. Alspach, 53, Hardinville, Ill., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill.

There will be a private family graveside service. Burial will be in the Hardinville Cemetery, Hardinville, Ill. In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Hardinville Christian Church. Contributions can be mailed to the Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Wanda Lee Fehrenbacher

Wanda Lee (Hartleroad) Fehrenbacher, 60, Newton, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 18, 2018, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to Ruby's Rescue and Retreat 4035 County Road 600 McLean, Illinois 61754.



Steve Cohoon

Steve Cohoon, 79, of Oblong, Ill., died Wednesday, June 20, 2018, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Burial will follow at the Yale Cemetery in Yale, Ill. In honor of his love of dogs, memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society. Memorials may also be made to the American Heart Association. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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



Delta Bolton

Delta M. "Corkie" Bolton, 87, of Robinson formerly of Oblong, Ill., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. She passed away at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

A Celebration of Corkie's Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Bro. Jeff Monroney will officiate. Burial will follow next to Chuck in the Hutsonville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 25, 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 Crawford County Humane Society 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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

WEEK OF JUNE 11, 2018
Diane Turner

Diane Turner, 62, of Palestine, Ill., died at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 15, at the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine. Pastor Justin Sweitzer will officiate the service. Memorials may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



David Godsey

David L. Godsey, 72, Joliet, died Thursday, June 7, 2018, at his home.

Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rick Hall officiating. Burial will be held in the Bailiff Cemetery, rural West Union, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, American Legion Post 69, and Marine Corps League Det. 546, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Eric Seward

Eric L. Seward, 48, Robinson, died on Monday, June 11, 2018, at his residence.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at Highland Avenue Baptist Church in Robinson. The family requests, that in lieu flowers expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Eric Seward Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home P.O Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Pamela Schafer

Pamela Sue Schafer, 65, Newton, died at 8:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at her home.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Trexler Cemetery in rural Newton, with Mike Knepper officiating. Arrangements are under care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. Memorials may be to the family and sent c/o Meyer Funeral Home 307 West Jourdan Street Newton, Illinois 62448.



Levi Eagan

Levi Patrick Eagan a.k.a. Ashton Winters, of Belleville, passed away on June 11, 2018.

A service to celebrate his life will be conducted Friday, June 15, 2018, from 5 until 8:00 p.m. at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, with Pastor Jared Parker speaking.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Levi's name may be given to Metro East Pride of Southwestern Illinois, P.O. Box 794 Belleville, IL 62222 www.metroeastprideswi.org.



Michael Beatty

Michael Beatty, 56, Newton, formerly of Jewett, died June 8, 2018, in his home.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson.



Inez Weger

Inez Marcella Weger, 87, Tacoma, Wash., died on Thursday, May 31, 2018.

She worked for 38 years at the B&I in customer service, and was a member of the Retail Clerk Association. She retired in 1988.

A celebration of life service was held on Saturday, June 9, at Lakewood Presbyterian Church, Lakewood, Wash. Condolences can be sent to James C. Weger, 12401 Glenwood Ave. SW, Tacoma, WA 98499.



Josephine Watkins

Josephine V. Watkins, 87, Willow Hill, at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, at her home.

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

Monday, June 11, 2018

WEEK OF JUNE 4, 2018
Jennie Smith

Jennie R. Smith, 71, Oblong, Ill., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday June 2, 2018, at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of Jennie's Life will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. till the time of service.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to either Riley's Children's Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House and Riley's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind. Envelopes will be at the church or may be mailed to the Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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



Mary Beck

Mary H. Beck, 85, Terre Haute, Ind., formerly of rural Flat Rock, died at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Meadows Manor East in Terre Haute.

A time of visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Following cremation, a graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 8, at the Palestine Cemetery. In honor of her love of animals, memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Jerry Burnell

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

Graveside services will be held at a later date.

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



Dr. William J. "Bill" Bogard

William Joseph Bogard, age 79, of Plymouth, Michigan, died peacefully with his wife and children at his side on May 28, 2018, following a courageous struggle with cancer.

Bill's ashes will be interred at the family gravesite in Palestine, Illinois. A graveside memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Palestine Cemetery. For those who wish to honor Bill further, donations may be made to Angela Hospice (Livonia, Michigan) or the Humane Society of Huron Valley (Ann Arbor, Michigan), with envelopes available at the cemetery. Bill loved his dogs.

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



Connie Dunlap

Ms. Connie A. Dunlap, age 52 of Palestine, Ill., died Monday, June 4, 2018, at 6:26 a.m. at her home in Palestine, Ill., of a heart attack.

The Funeral Service will be Friday, June 8, 2018, at 12:00 noon at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. T. R. Akers officiating. Visitation will be Friday, June 8 from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 12:00 noon at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Palestine City Cemetery, Palestine, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Connie A. Dunlap Memorial Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Jack Hall

Jack Ray Hall, 75, of Connersville, Ind., passed away June 4, 2018, at his camper at Whitewater Robinson Campground.

Visitation for Jack will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home, Connersville. The funeral service will be on Thursday, June 7, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in Lyonsville. To sign the online guestbook or to send the family a personal message, please visit www.urbanwinklerfuneralhome.com.



Cleo Floyd

Cleo F. Floyd, 86, Robinson, formerly of Oblong, died 2:35 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the Magnolia Center, Robinson.

Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to Porterville Congregational Christian Church or Highland Avenue Baptist Church, Robinson.



Kenton C. Carver

Kenton C. "Kent" Carver, 74, of Robinson, died Tuesday June 5, 2018 at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, following many months of failing health.

The funeral service will be Sunday June 10, at 2 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Rev. Jay Regennitter officiating. Visitation will be Saturday June 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, with Military Graveside Rites provided by the E.M. Coulter Post #69 and VFW Post #4549.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Betty Morrison

Betty Frances Morrison, 96, Robinson, died at 7:15 a.m. (EST) Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at Gentle Care of Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with burial following in the Robinson New Cemetery. Pastor Billie Ray Ulrey will officiate the services. In honor of Betty's love of animals, memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society. Memorials may also be made to the Robinson Area Food Pantry, with envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Rodney Hart

Rodney Hart, 49, Robinson, died at 12:01 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at his home.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Toney Turpin

Toney Turpin, 75, Robinson, died at 1:50 a.m. Thursday June 7, 2018 at his residence in Robinson, following several

years of declining health.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.



Michael Beaulieu

Michael Delor Beaulieu, 52, Toledo, and formerly of Dieterich, and Effingham, died at 6:03 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2018, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Tom Skinner officiating. Visitation will be held two hours before the services.

Monday, June 04, 2018

WEEK OF MAY 29, 2018
Raymond Lovellette

Raymond Jerald Lovellette, 31, of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Arkansas.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A celebration of life service will immediately follow and will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating.

During the service, friends and family will be encouraged to share some favorite memories shared with this special man. The family requests that anyone planning to attend would come dressed casually. Instead of flowers, an account has been set up at Regions Bank for his children, so please make memorial donations to "The Lovellette Children Fund". For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Deborah Henry

Mrs. Deborah Kay "DEB" Henry, age 67 of Palestine, Ill., died Monday, May 28, 2018, at 6:17 a.m., at her residence in Palestine, Ill.

The Funeral Service will be Thursday May 31, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Tim Watson officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Victoria Calvert

Victoria Lynn Calvert died on Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Reno, Nevada.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Victoria's name to High Sierra Animal Rescue at P.O. Box 548, Portola, CA 96122 or at http://highsierraanimalrescue.net.



Lisa Hobbs

Lisa Lee Hobbs, 53, of rural Flat Rock, Illinois, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.

Funeral services will be Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. CST at the Flat Rock First Missionary Baptist Church. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Lisa's memory may be made to the Flat Rock First Missionary Baptist Church or the Palestine Food Pantry. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.

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



Lois Hout

Lois Irene Hout, 86, Robinson, died at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family.

A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the funeral home with Pastor Judy Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery in rural Flat Rock. Memorials may be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church in Robinson, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Rose Marie Buerster

Rose Marie Buerster, 89, Newton, died at 9:57 Friday, May 25, 2018, at Lavender Ridge in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Wendelin. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Wendelin. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 28, at the church and one hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the Holy Cross Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.



Wanda Taylor

Wanda Louise Taylor, 74, Robinson, died at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, from a stroke.

Cremation performed at Goodwine Funeral Home, Robinson. Memorial to be held at a later date. Condolences can be sent to her daughter, Tammy Taylor-Walden, 10281 S Wildwood Ct, Brookston, IN 47923.



Gabrielle Dorn

Mrs. Gabrielle L. Dorn, age 45 of Robinson, Ill., died Monday, May 28, 2018, 11:23 a.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., of an apparent heart attack at her home.

There will be a Private Family Memorial service held at a later date.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Laura Leffler

Laura Ann Leffler, 37, Willow Hill, Ill., passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at home.

A Celebration of Laura Ann's Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday June 2, 2018 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. A gathering of friends and family will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date.

The family requests the in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Laura Ann Leffler Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449. Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at oblongfuneralhome.com,



Dollie Martin

Dollie Davidson Martin, 89, Dieterich, died at 12:49 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, June 1, at the Grace Lutheran Church in Dieterich, with Pastor Jason Rensner officiating. Burial will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, and a half hour before the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Dieterich Education Foundation.



Betty Jo Goodman

Betty Jo Goodman, 75, Martinsville, Ind., passed away at 7:45 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018, at her home.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2018, at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 1709 East Harrison Street, Martinsville, Indiana 46151 with Father Jegan Peter officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service starting at 9:30 a.m.

Entombment will be at Nebo Memorial Park Cemetery in Martinsville. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Riley Children's Hospital or St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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



Jerry Burnell

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

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



Donald Macon

Donald Ebbert Macon, 59, Newton, and formerly of Springdale, Ark., died at 9:58 p.m. Sunday, May 27, 2018, at his home.

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



Patrick Hillard

Patrick L. "Pat" Hillard, Age 77, of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 12:39 p.m. at his residence in Robinson following several months of failing health.

The funeral service will be Saturday, June 9, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Gene Beard officiating. Visitation will be Friday, June 8, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Flat Rock Free Methodist Church or the Crawford County Humane Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com



Mervin Lemeron

Mervin Dewight Lemeron, 83, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 12:57 p.m. on Thursday May 31, 2018 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 4, at the funeral home with Pastor Burl Shinkle officiating the service. Burial will immediately follow and will be held at the Jones Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, American Legion Post 69, and Marine Corps League Det. 546, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Rose Marie Wallace

Rose Marie Wallace, 78, Newton, died at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Aperion Care in Olney.

Funeral arrangements are pending at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

WEEK OF MAY 21, 2018
Velma Crowley

Velma J. Crowley passed away peacefully in her sleep, Saturday, May 19.



Harold Wimbley

Harold S. 'Hokey' Wimbley, 65, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral services will be Monday, May 21, 201, at 11:00 a.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Portee Cemetery with military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Steve's memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Good Samaritan Hospice, or Lawrence County Human Society.

Steve and Karen wish to acknowledge all of their friends and family for their visits, prayers, and support they provided throughout this journey.

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



Ursula Russell

Ursula Louise Russell, 81, Dieterich, died at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Private family services will be held with burial in Dieterich Village Cemetery, Dieterich. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich.



Marilyn Rubsam

Marilyn Elaine Rubsam, 85, Newton, died at 8:32 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, at Newton Care Center in Newton, surrounded by her eight children.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m Wednesday, May 23, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the church and one hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas School or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Raymond Lovellette

Raymond Jerald Lovellette, 31, Robinson, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, near West Memphis, Ark.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Barbara Hightshoe

Barbara M. Hightshoe, age 56 of Sullivan, Ind., and formerly of Quebec, Canada, died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 6:35 p.m. from drowning in the Wabash River in Hutsonville, Ill. The Crawford County Coroner's Office is investigating this death.

Cremation rites will be accorded with interment at a later date in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Howard McCormick

Howard McCormick, Portage, Ind. passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

A memorial service was held Saturday, May 12, at Edmons and Evans Funeral Home, Portage, Ind., with Pastor Ben Ahlersmeyer officiating. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com.



Robert Shidler

Robert Shidler, 76, Hardinville, died Monday, May 21, 2018, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.



Joseph Lyle Fegley

Joseph Lyle Fegley, 52, of Nixa, Missouri, passed away on May 1, 2018, surrounded by his family and friends.

Joe's memorial service was on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at the Adams Funeral Home in Nixa, with Masonic funeral service. Friends and family honored Joe by wearing St. Louis Cardinals attire. Memorial donations may be made to his family in care of the funeral home.

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord for they rest from their labors and their works follow after them."



Laura Leffler

Laura Ann Leffler, 37, rural Willow Hill, at 1:15 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018, at her residence.

Arrangements are pending with the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.

Monday, May 21, 2018


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