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December 12, 2018


WEEK OF DECEMBER 10, 2018
Beverly Turkal

Beverly Turkal, 85, of Robinson, Ill., died December 7, 2018 at Timber Creek Village Assisted Living in Robinson, Ill.

An open time to remember Bev will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, at Lincoln Trail College's Zwermann Arts Center. A memorial service will immediately follow and will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday in the theater with Pastor Phil Boyd and Dennis Inboden officiating. Memorials may be made to Lincoln Trail College Foundation or to the Healing Center at Aurora Health Care. 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.



Charles "Charlie" Fisher

Charles "Charlie" Fisher, 77, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 3:35 p.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018 at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine, where family and friends are invited to wear their Cardinals memorabilia in honor of Charlie. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, at the Grace United Methodist Church, rural Palestine, Ill., with Pastors Kyle Bailey, Jane Drake, and Ronnie Crawford officiating. During the service, there will be an opportunity for family and friends to share their memories of Charlie. Burial will be in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home and church. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Gary Booth

Gary Don Booth, 76, of Palestine, Illinois died peacefully in his sleep on December 5, 2018 at approximately 10:20 with his loving wife of 49 and half years at his side. Gary was at home following an extended illness.

Gary desired for his body to be donated to science and there will be no public services.



Eufala Bigard

Eufala Viola Bigard, 90, Ste. Marie, died at 1:25 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at the Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the church and one hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County READ program or Teutopolis Education Foundation. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Wanda Lee Arbuckle

Wanda Lee Arbuckle, 86, of Marshall, Ill., died at 4:40 a.m. on Monday, December 10, 2018 in the comfort of her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Pruitt officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch, a program near and dear to Wanda's heart. Its aim is to provide a stable, controlled, secure environment in which young people can reach the potential that God has placed within them. 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.



Joane Shafer

Joanne "Dodie" Prullage Shafer, 92, Vincennes, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at the New Willow Manor.

Burial will be announced at a later date. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Joanne Shafer.



Adrienne Sue Swope

Visitation for Adrienne Sue Bledsoe Swope, 67, Harlington, Texas, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12 at the funeral home with Pastor Dwight McDaniel officiating.

The graveside service at Hutsonville Cemetery has been postponed and will be conducted at a later date.

Adrienne Sue Bledsoe Swope, 67, died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 in Harlingen, Texas.

Those desiring to do so may make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Casey Levingston

Casey Jean Levingston, 29, Lerna, died at 6:27 p.m. Friday, Dec. 07, 2018, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec 13, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Mike Elliott officiating. Burial will be in the Jewett Cemetery in Jewett. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the Meyer Funeral Home 307 West Jourdan Street Newton, Illinois 62448.



Kenneth "Spud" Inboden

Kenneth "Spud" Inboden, 88, of Robinson, Ill., died at 12:53 a.m. on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 14, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson with Pastor Lee Gurley officiating. Burial will immediately follow in the Robinson New Cemetery. There will be no time of visitation. Memorials may be made to the New Hebron Baptist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Catherine McManus

Catherine "Cathy Rose" McManus, 51, of Hutsonville, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at 2:49 PM EST at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, following a very brief illness.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

WEEK OF DECEMBER 3, 2018
Betty Cook

Mrs. Betty Irene Cook, age 78 of Robinson, Ill., died at 3:50 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2018 at Casey Healthcare, Casey, Ill., following many weeks of failing health.

The Funeral Service will be Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Lee Gurley officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Interment of cremated remains will follow services at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Humane Shelter with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Richard Montgomery

Richard Eugene Montgomery, 86, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 9:25 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. A celebration of his life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Scott Air Force Base Honor Guard, the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, the Robinson American Legion Post 69, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. During the service, there will be an opportunity for friends to share their memories of Dick. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Max D. Manhart

Max D. Manhart, 76, Marshall, formerly of West Union, died at 9:05 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 at Burnsides Community Health Center in Marshall.

A time of visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with burial following in the Marshall Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Marshall American Legion Post 90. Memorials may be made to either "Marshall Schools Foundation" or to "Peace Meals", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Sherman Weger

Sherman D. Weger, 75, of Palestine, Ill., formerly of Robinson, Ill., died at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 5, at the Hutsonville Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, the Robinson American Legion Post 69, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. Pastor Tim Watson will officiate the service. Memorials may be made to the "Outer West Market Church of Christ", with envelopes available at the cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.

Immediately following the graveside service, his family will conduct a celebration of his life at the Outer West Market Church of Christ, and the public is invited to attend.



Terry Baird

Terry L. Baird, 55, of Robinson, Ill., died at 2:48 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5 at the Highland Church of Christ in Robinson. A memorial service will follow and will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Shane Bopp officiating. Memorials may be made to a college fund for his children Lukas and Logan Baird, with checks made payable to "Lisa Baird". Memorial 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.



Billie Russell

Billie Leroy Russell, 81, Bluford, died on Dec. 1, 2018, at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Young Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Montgomery officiating.

Burial will be at the Berlin Cemetery in Oblong. The funeral procession will leave for Oblong, immediately following the funeral service and there will be a short graveside service at the cemetery upon arrival of the procession.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Home in Carmi, IL and can either be placed online, mailed directly, or will be accepted at the Young Funeral Home in Wayne City.



Sandra Pinkston

Sandra D. "Sandy" Pinkston, 59, Casey, died at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.

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



Ferdinand De Alexandro

Ferdinand "Fred" De Alexandro, 88, Dieterich, died at 11:18 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at his home.

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



Elesa Wright

Elesa (Hill) Wright, 55, formerly of Robinson, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at 3:00 a.m. in her residence in Apple Valley, California after an extended illness, with her loving husband and son at her side.

After cremation, her family will have a private celebration of her life in California.



Bruce Staley

Mr. Bruce D. Staley, age 91 of Martinsville, Ill., died Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6:00 a.m. in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.

The Funeral Service will be Thursday, December 6, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Billie Ray Ulrey officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery, rural Martinsville, Ill. Military graveside rites will be performed by the combined units of E. M. Coulter Post 69 American Legion, VFW post 4549 and AMVETS post 33.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Shriner's Hospital for Children with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Vivienne Ackman

Vivienne D. (Smith) Ackman, 86, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at her residence in Oblong, Ill.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Refuge House Ministries of Oblong or the American Red Cross. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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



Daci Reynolds

Daci Elizabeth (McCleave) Reynolds, 26, of Flat Rock, Ill., went to her Lord and Savior Monday, December 3, 2018.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 on Thursday, December 6 at the Flat Rock First Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 7 at the church with Pastor J.D. Branson officiating. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock.

In honor of the child she and Levi sponsor themselves, memorials may be made to "Compassion International", a child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. Memorial envelopes will be available at the church. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Edward McKay

Edward D. McKay, Haslett, Mich., went to be with the Lord on Friday, November 30, 2018, at the age of 96.

A memorial service will be held at the church at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 05, 2018. Visitation will start at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions in Ed's name may be made to Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1315 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. www.EstesLeadley.com



Marjorie Baker

Marjorie Ellen "Marge" Baker, 89, of Boon, Michigan, formerly of Hardinville, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at The Curry House in Cadillac, Michigan.

Celebration of Marge's life will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the Hardinville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Hardinville Christian Church or the Boon Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P.O. Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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



Robert Fisher

Robert 'Dean' Fisher, 76, of Flat Rock, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Illinois.

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Allison Prairie Church of the Brethren. Visitation will be Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial will be in the Centerville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Allison Prairie Church of the Brethren, Centerville Cemetery Fund, or Lawrence County Humane Society.

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



Judy Ann Cotter

Judy Cotter, 75, of Attleboro, MA, formerly of Robinson, IL, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, December 1, 2018, in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation on Monday, December 10, 2018, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Duffy-Poule Funeral Home, 20 Peck St., Attleboro, MA. A Celebration of Life service will be held immediately following the visitation at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.

A private family burial will be held at a later date at the Wilkin Cemetery, rural Crawford County, IL, with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson in charge of local arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Judy's name may be sent to Hope Hospice, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904.

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



Adrienne Sue Swope

Adrienne Sue Bledsoe Swope, 67, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 3, 2018, in Harlingen, TX.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, at the Hutsonville Cemetery. Those desiring to do so may make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Bobby D. Chapman

Bobby D. Chapman, 79, formerly of Robinson, died Dec. 4, 2018.

A service to celebrate his life will be held at Good Shepherd Hospice-Lakeland Hospice House Chapel in Florida at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10.

Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery Jan. 18 with military honors.

Monday, December 03, 2018

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 26, 2018
Leon Williamson

Leon A. Williamson, 88, of Palestine, Ill., died at 5:07 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018 at the Magnolia Center in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, at the funeral home with Rev. Paul Gray officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, the Robinson American Legion Post 69, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. Memorials may be made to either the Palestine First Christian Church or to the Crawford Memorial Foundation, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Evertt Wayne Harris

Evertt Wayne Harris, 45, Claremont and formerly of Chauncey, died at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. Burial will take place in Bridgeport City Cemetery (Shiloh).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Cunningham Funeral Home to assist the family.

Monday, November 26, 2018

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 19, 2018
Helen Rich

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

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20 at the United Methodist Church in Flat Rock, Ill. Services will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in the Jones Cemetery. Memorials may be made to God's Littlest Angels, a Haitian orphanage that offers short-term assistance to children needing a place to stay due to ill health or the death of a parent but who are not for adoption. Envelopes will be available at the church.

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



Terri Pease

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

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 at the Hutsonville Cemetery. In honor of her years of working with the disabled, memorials may be made to the Special Olympics, with envelopes available at the cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Larry Cross

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

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 at the funeral home with Rev. Jerry McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to either the American Heart Association or to the Highland Avenue Baptist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Betty Lou Lawhead

Betty Lou Lawhead, 92, of Trimble, Ill., died at 9:06 a.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23 at the First Presbyterian Church in Palestine, Ill. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 24 at the church with Pastor Karen Russell officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill. Memorials may be made to either the Hutsonville Historical Society or to the Oak Grove Cemetery, with envelopes available at the church. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



David Littlejohn

David Littlejohn, 74, of Oblong, Ill., went to be with the Lord at 2:16 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the Carle Richland Hospital in Olney, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 24, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Burial will be in the Hardinville Cemetery. Casual dress is requested, and if you come dressed in NASCAR, Bears, or Cubs attire, all the better!

Memorials may be made to his wife, "Phyllis Littlejohn", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Curtis Estep

Curtis Estep, 89, of Robinson, Ill., died at 5:36 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Heritage Health in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 25 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Burial will be in the Hardinville Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, the Robinson American Legion Post 69, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. 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.



Betty Lindsay

Betty Lindsay, 80, Flat Rock, died at 10:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Ind.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock.



Vivienne Ackman

Vivienne D. Ackman, 86, Oblong, died at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, at her residence.

Arrangements are pending with the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.



John Lofland

John B. Lofland, 96, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 at Franciscan Health in Crawfordsville, Ind.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at First Christian Church. Visitation will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Hunt & Son Funeral Home, Crawfordsville, Ind., with Masonic services at 4:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed towards First Christian Church or Masonic Lodge 50.



David Piper

David Dean Piper, 62, of Whitelaw, Wis. died Monday, Nov. 19, 2018 in a single vehicle accident in Wisconsin.

Services are pending at Reinbold and Pfeffer Family Funeral Home in Kellnersville, Wis.




Tuesday, November 20, 2018

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12, 2018
Willella Bubeck

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

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



Catherine Rubsam

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

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

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



Shirley Stephens

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

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

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



June Kay

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

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



Lawrence Villane

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

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



Ray Alspach

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Robinson Fire Department or to the Crawford County Rescue Squad. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Gayla Alspach

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

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

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



Stephen Jones

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

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



Rosemary Daugherty

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

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



Anna Belle Williams

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

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



Georgiana Schackmann

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

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



Shirley Stephens

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

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

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



Lawrence Villane

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

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



Helen Rich

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

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

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



Terri Pease

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

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Larry Cross

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

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 5, 2018
Loyal Boyd

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

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



Jetta Allison

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

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

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

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



Ken Crocker

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

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



Betty Tipton



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

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



Connie Sue Utterback

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

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



Cynthia Hawkins

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

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



Maxine Locke

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

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





Benjamin Buchanan

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

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



John Lybarger

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

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

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

WEEK OF OCTOBER 29, 2018
Rhea Adams

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

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



Linda Anthony

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

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



Robert Higginbotham

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

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

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

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



Eugene Gray

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

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



Carolyn "Kernie" Bonesteel

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

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



Maxine Locke

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

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



Betty Burns

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

Memorials can be made to Oblong Children's Home.

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



Ken Crocker

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

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



Betty Tipton

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

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

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

WEEK OF OCTOBER 22, 2018
Larry Waldrop

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

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

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



Florence Cook

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

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



Jerry Burnell

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

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



Linda Anthony

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

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Dorothy Dunlap

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

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



Clara Belle Beard

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

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



Kenneth "Pete" McCammon

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

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



Carol Ann Cornwell

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

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



Imogene Lindsay

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

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

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



Linda Anthony

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

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Rheba Dellert

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

WEEK OF OCTOBER 15, 2018
Marilyn Kay Quindry

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

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

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



Martha Markello

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

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

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



Larry Lowe

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

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

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



Rosalie Elliott

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

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

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



Larry Waldrop

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

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



Patricia Terry

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

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



Ethyl Smith

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

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



Larry Waldrop

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

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.



Florence Cook

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

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


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

WEEK OF OCTOBER 8, 2018
Linda York

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

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



Alice Benson

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

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



Wilbur Williams

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

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



Mervin Rposborough

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

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

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

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



Donald Hickox

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

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

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



Patricia Maxwell

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

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

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



William Linman

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

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Carol Clark

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

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

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



Rose Ellen French

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

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

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



Bob Higginbotham

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



Delores "Dee" Wesley

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

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

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



Sam Scarpone

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

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



C. Lucille Hedges

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

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

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

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



Patrick Gerald Spidel

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

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

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


Monday, October 08, 2018


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