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home : deaths April 25, 2017


WEEK OF APRIL 24, 2017
Carroll Cornwell

Carroll Verlin Cornwell, 81, of Annapolis, IL, passed away at 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Casey Health Care Center in Casey, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church in West York, Ill., with Pastors Will Bynum and Art Orndorff officiating. Burial will follow at the Medsker Cemetery. A time of visitation will precede the service and will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mt. Olive Baptist Church or to Good Measure International, with envelopes available at the church. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, Ill., is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Torrence Stevens

Torrence A. Stevens, 59, Hutsonville, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 6:18 pm. following a drowning accident south of Hutsonville.

The family will hold private services from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 24, with cremation to follow at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville. Memorials may be made to donor's choice.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Dr. James Allison

Dr. James Weger Allison passed away on April 18, 2017.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Community Center located in the small town of Flat Rock, Illinois. The check would be made out to the Village of Flat Rock, PO Box 81, Flat Rock, Illinois 62427 with a note on the check referencing the Community Center. A private ceremony will be held by the family at a later date.



William Hodson

William Eugene Hodson, 87, of Flat Rock, Ill., died on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. Burial will follow in the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock. A time of visitation will precede the service and will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jones Cemetery, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Arlene Whitehurst

D. Arlene Wetherboldt Whitehurst, 92, Terre Haute, died April 20, 2017, in her home at 2:15 a.m.

A visitation is scheduled on Monday, April 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 N. 13th St., Terre Haute. Graveside services are scheduled at 11 a.m. CST in Riverside Cemetery, Newton, on Tuesday, April 25. Mike Knepper will officiate.



Charles Shadley

Charles B. "Shag" Shadley, 76, Plainfield, Ind., and a former resident of Dieterich, died at 9:14 a.m. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Indiana University Health West Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.

Private family service was held. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.

Monday, April 24, 2017

WEEK OF APRIL 17, 2017
Janice Kelly

Janice Lee Kelly, 75, of Robinson, Ill., passed away at 8:50 a.m. (EST) on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A memorial service will immediately follow and will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Jay Regennitter officiating the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Robinson First United Methodist Church" or to the "NOW Program", a program that sends supplemental food home on weekends with a number of students in the Robinson School District. 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.



Carolyn Fagin

Carolyn Fagin, 74, of Stoy, Ill., died at 12:25 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19th at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Vickie Drake

Vickie Sue (Jayne) Drake, 65, Greenup, died at 11:57 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in the Honey Cemetery in Bogota. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 17, at the funeral home.



Leonard Albert

Leonard Albert, 96, of Robinson, Ill., passed away at 6:50 a.m. on April 15, 2017, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 24, at the Robinson New Cemetery, with military honors to be performed by the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549. Pastor Aaron Peternel will officiate the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the V.F.W. Transportation Fund or to Honor Flight, Inc., a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans by transporting them to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Memorial envelopes will be available at the cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Dale Spiker

Dale Eugene Spiker, 79, Wheeler, died at 11:41 p.m. Sunday, April 16, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, at the Latona Church of Christ in Latona, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Wheeler Cemetery with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the church. All friends and neighbors are encouraged to be a part of the the funeral procession with their tractor whether it be old or new. Memorials may be made to the Latona Church of Christ 9003 North 325th Street Wheeler, Illinois 62479. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Ima Sheridan

Ima Ruth "Ruthie" Sheridan, 90, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

There will be no visitation and a Private family burial. The family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Ima Ruth "Ruthie" Sheridan 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 www.oblongfuneralhome.com.



Martha Ives

Martha Ives, 74, Newton, died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Cummins Cemetery south of Newton. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.



Elaine Napier

Mrs. I. Elaine Napier, age 85, of Robinson, Ill., and formerly of Hutsonville and Annapolis, Ill., died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at 9:33 p.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

Services will be Saturday April 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with visitation on Friday April 21, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Annapolis, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Robert Fear

Robert Fear, 88, Effingham, and former resident of Newton, died at 1:17 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at First Baptist Church in Newton, with Rev. Stephen Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.




Tuesday, April 18, 2017

WEEK OF APRIL 10, 2017
Emily Carol (Smith) Scarpone

Emily Carol (Smith) Scarpone, 86, Robinson, Ill. died on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in assisted living in Indianapolis as a result of Alzheimer's.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with visitation from 12:00 Noon until time of service.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Minerva Hires

Minerva R. Hires, 83, Newton, Ill., went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at St Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Ill.

A Celebration of Minerva's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Pulliam Funeral Home 302 East Main St, Oblong, Ill., with Pastor Al Malo officiating. Burial will follow in the Hazel Dell Cemetery next to her husband Herschel. A time of visitation for family and friends will be Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Salem Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund with envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Larna Warnock

Larna Eileen "Larna" Warnock, 94, Robinson, died Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 12:10 a.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, following many months of failing health.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Pastor Jay Regennitter officiating. Friends may call from noon until the time of services at 1 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.

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



Jack Christensen

Jack Edward Christensen, 66, Mason, died at 8:14 a.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services celebrating Jack's life will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona. Visitiaton will be held 4 to 7 p.m Tuesday, April 11, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.



Leon Howard

Leon Stratton Howard, 86, Casey, died at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Casey Health Care Center, Casey, surrounded by his loving family.

Funeral services will be conducted 12 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Markwell Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Toner officiating. Burial will follow in the Washington Street Cemetery, Casey, with graveside military rites by the Marshall American Legion. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. from 12 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Casey White Oak Church of God, 3305 East 1000th Rd, Casey, IL 62420; Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 207 S. Prospect Road, Suite 1, Bloomington, IL 61704 or Lincolnland Hospice, 1004 Health Center Dr., Suite 202, Mattoon, IL 61938.



Clarence Wilson

Clarence William "Bill" Wilson, 79, of Mattoon, Ill., formerly of Willow Hill, Ill., passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017, at Helia Healthcare in Olney, Ill.

Celebration of Bill's Life Service will be at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery rural Willow Hill, Ill. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday April 14, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Coles County Illinois Peace Meals through Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital. Envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



John Bement

John William Bement 46, of Decatur, Ill., passed away April 11, 2017, at Springfield Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family as he entered his eternal home.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of John Bement will be 5 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2017, at Tabernacle Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday before the services at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to cover future expenses for Katelyn.

The family of John Bement is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com.



Roy Stant

Roy Don Stant, 82, of Annapolis, Ill., formerly of Flat Rock, Ill., departed this life and went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 12, 2017, at 3:56 p.m. (EST) at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, Ill. Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

WEEK OF APRIL 3, 2017
Margaret Garrard

Mrs. Margaret L. "Louise" Garrard, age 83, of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 11:57 p.m. at Heritage Health and Rehab in Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

There will be a Graveside service held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at 12:00 noon at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill., Bro. Philip Young will be officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

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.



Michael Swisher

Michael W. Swisher age 73 of Willow Hill passed away Saturday, April 01, 2017, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson, Illinois.

Funeral services celebrating Michael's life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton with Pastor Al Malo officiating. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. Burial will be in the Vanderhoof Cemetery, rural Newton. Memorials in honor of Michael may be made to the family.

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



Rex Hayes

Rex Allen Hayes, 70, Greenup, died at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at his home.

Private family service will be held with burial in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery near Charleston. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup.



Connie McCord

Connie McCord, 65, of Palestine, Ill., passed away peacefully at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her beloved family.

A private family service will be held at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Memorials 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.



Sandra Hicks

Sandra Jo "Sandy" Hicks, 79, Olney, formerly of Oblong, died on Friday, March 31, 2017, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will be at a later date. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contribution to the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Olney, with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home PO Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.



Shirley Bourland

Shirley Fay Newcomb Beal Kirk Bourland, 81, of Mount Vernon, Ill., and formerly of Robinson, Ill., passed away April 4, 2017, at her home among family and friends.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until funeral service time, 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois, with Mr. Joshua Hartwigsen officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter or to American Parkinson's Disease Association and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, www.hugheyfh.com.



Sharon Bell

Sharon J. Bell, 73, Sumner, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Charles; one son, Charles W. Bell, Jr. and wife, Jeanie, Fairfield; two daughters, Sherri and James Bailey, Robinson; and Terri and Greg Lingafelter, Yale; two sisters, Sandra Rodrick, Lawrenceville; and Debra and Gerald Walls, Sumner; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 7, at 1 p.m. at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner. Visitation will be Friday from 12 to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Zion Cemetery.



Kent Einhorn

Kent Allen Einhorn, 52, Dieterich, died Monday, April 3, 2017, at his home. He had struggled with depression for many years.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, at. St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Island Grove, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the church and one hour before the mass in the St. Joseph's parish hall. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.



Deborah Hall

Debra E. Hall, age 62 of Hutsonville, Ill., died Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 8:45 p.m. EST at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind., following a period of failing health due to cancer.

Funeral service will be Sunday April 9, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill., with Pastor Raymond Warfel officiating. There will be a time of visitation on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Doris Stevenson

Doris E. Stevenson, 97, Lawrenceville, Illinois went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.

Funeral services will be Monday, April 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois, with Reverend Burl Shinkle officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Doris' memory may be made to the Birds Free Methodist Church or Southeastern Hospice.



Virginia Marshall

Virginia Catherine Marshall, 96, Newton, died at 10:24, Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Scott Wagy officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church.



Alvin Foster

Alvin Gene Foster, 87, Effingham, and a former resident of Anchorage, Alaska, died at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Lavender Ridge Memory Care in Effingham.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 7, at the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona, with full military rites by Scott Air Force Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the HSHS St. Anthony's Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

WEEK OF MARCH 27, 2017
Don Trout

Mr. Wilmer Donovan "Don" Trout, age 82 of Robinson, Ill., died Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 1:28 p.m. at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill., following a recent fall and subsequent stroke at his residence in Robinson, Ill.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Judy Williams officiating. Burial wil be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill. Visitation will be Tuesday, March 28, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., and one hour preceding services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Military graveside rites will be accorded by E.M. Coulter Post 69, American Legion; VFW Post 4549 and AmVets Post 33.

Memorial donations may be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church, Robinson, IL, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Larry Harrison

Larry A. Harrison, 77, Martinsville, formerly of Charleston, and Oakland, died at 12:48 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at his home. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, at Markwell Funeral Home with Pastor Jon McDonald and Pastor Keith Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in the Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m .prior to the service at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey. Masonic services will be conducted at 12 p.m. by the Hutton Masonic Lodge 698.

Memorial donations may be made to Hutton Masonic Lodge 698 c/o Markwell Funeral Home, PO Box 175, Casey, IL 62420.  

Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, IL is in charge of the arrangements.



Jerry Donaldson

Jerry Dean Donaldson, 48, Hidalgo, Illinois, died at 3:30 a.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017, west of Wheeler.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 31, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in Dieterich Village Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the funeral home with Masonic rites at 8 p.m. Memorials may be made to the family c/o Meyer Funeral Home 307 West Jourdan St. Newton, Illinois 62448.



Mary Miller

Mary Ann Miller, 80, Newton, died at 6:45 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at her home.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst and Bro. Steve Hayes officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 31, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Miss D Scholarship Fund.



Judith Cunningham

Judith Lynn (Devonshire) Cunningham, age 72 of Bridgeport, passed away at her home early Thursday morning, March 30, 2017.

A funeral service will be held for Judith Lynn Cunningham at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport. A visitation will be held Saturday evening at the funeral home from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 pm. Burial will take place in Bridgeport City Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital directly or through the funeral home. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.



Marjorie Higgins-Baud

Marjorie Ann Higgins-Baud, 86, of Stoy, Ill., died at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, in the comfort of her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday with Pastor Burl Shinkle officiating the service. Burial will follow the service and will be held in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

WEEK OF MARCH 20, 2017
Maxine Cook

Maxine C. Cook, 79, of Robinson, IL, died at 5:53 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family.

It was her wish to be cremated with no public services to be held. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. 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.



Anita Cowger

Anita L. Cowger, 68, Effingham, and formerly of Rose Hill, died at 12:44 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, at the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton, with David McConnell officiating. Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery in Sumner. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.



Ruby Dunn

Mrs. Ruby Jean Dunn, age 87, of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 5:28 p.m. at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Robinson, Ill., following many months of failing health.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. T.R. Akers officiating. Cremation to follow. There will be a time of visitation on Saturday, March 25, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, 911 W. Wilkin Street, Robinson, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com..



Lawrence Alspach

Mr. Lawrence E. "Lon" Alspach, age 80, of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 4:20 a.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following several months of declining health.

Funeral service will be held on Monday March 27, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Visitation will be Monday March 27, 2017, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation to follow funeral services with interment of the cremated remains in the Wilkin Cemetery, rural Oblong, Ill., at a later date.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Anthony Boldrey

Anthony Wayne "Tony" Boldrey 40, of Hardinsburg, IN formerly of Newton, Ill., passed away on Monday March 20, 2017, in Hardinsburg, Ind.

Celebration of Tony's life service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017 at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Education Fund for Tony's Children, Tristen and Madelynne Boldrey, set up at People's State Bank 100 W. Washington St. Newton, IL. 62448. Envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Laura Flick

Laura L. Flick, 85, Yale, and a former resident of Bloomington, Ind., died at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Rev. Roger Long officiating. Burial will be in the Yale Cemetery in Yale. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family.








Thursday, March 30, 2017

WEEK OF MARCH 13, 2017
Charles Moore

Charles H. Moore, 71, of Hutsonville, Ill., died at 9:56 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

It was Charlie's wish to be cremated, with a private burial to take place at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Pearl Carpenter

Pearl Carpenter, 100, Flat Rock, died at 9:50 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

There will be a private family service, with burial following in the Jones Cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or to the Flat Rock First Missionary Baptist Church, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Dennie Dunlap

Dennie D. Dunlap, 67, of Lawrenceville, Ill., died at 8:25 a.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Ill.

A visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock, Ill. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation and will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Matt McNealy officiating the service. Burial will be held at the Jones Cemetery in Flat Rock. Memorials may be made to the Lawrenceville VFW Ambraw Post 2244 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.



Alice Line

Mary Alice Line, 81, Newton, and formerly Wendelin, died at 4:20 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Willowbrook Memory Care in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 13, at Holy Cross Catholic Church Wendelin, with Fr. Marc Stec celebrating mass. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Wendelin. Visitation was held Sunday, March 12, at the church and ½ hour before mass at the church. Memorials may be made for masses in Alice and Don's life. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Martha Irwin

Martha Louise Irwin, 92, Cleveland, Ohio, died at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, of heart failure.

Funeral services were held March 4 at Old Stone Church, Cleveland, Ohio. Honorariums can be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.



Ed Carpenter

Ed Carpenter, 74, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 5:50 p.m. (EST) on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A private memorial service will follow at a later date. 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.



Jesse Gowin

Jesse Eugene Gowin, 83, Flat Rock, died Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Aperion Care in Bridgeport.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military rites will be in the Whitehouse Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Jesse's memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Flat Rock Christian Church.



Jennifer Markello

Jennifer L. Markello, 31, Robinson, died at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at her residence of unknown causes.

There will be a Twilight Funeral Service held on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, with Pastor Jay Regennitter officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home, with cremation to follow funeral services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jennifer L. Markello Memorial Fund in care of Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 692, Robinson, IL 62454.



Marianne Herx

Marianne Elizabeth Herx, 83, Jefferson City, Mo., died Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Adams Street Place.

A private service will be held at a later time.

Memorials are suggested to Hospice Compassus, 600 Monroe Street, Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO 65101 or The American Cancer Society, 2409 Hyde Park Rd., Jefferson City, MO 65109.

Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



Sharon Wagoner

Sharon Wagner, 70, Kalamazoo, Mich., died on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Community Living Options in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m. CST at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner. Visitation will be Saturday from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Waggoner West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to the Chauncey Community Center or the Chauncey-Landes United Methodist Church.



Mary Correll

Mary M. Correll, 93 of Oblong, died with her family at her side at 4:25 a.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, following a long period of declining health.

There will be a public graveside committal service at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Oblong City Cemetery, Oblong, with Bro. Mark Luzader officiating. Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Riley's Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, IN.



Robert Brigham

Robert Brown Brigham, 91, of Robinson, Illinois passed away on February 15, 2017, in East Wenatchee, Washington.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held in Robinson, Illinois at the Robinson New Cemetery on April 29, 2017, 2:30 pm. Arrangements are in the care of Heritage Memorial Chapel, East Wenatchee, Washington. You are invited to view Robert's online guestbook at www.HeritageMemorialChapel.com Memorial contributions can be made to either the American Legion or the National Audubon Society. American Legion at 308 East Main St. Robinson, IL 62454 (618) 546-1418 Online donations can be made to the National Audubon Society "Make A Tribute Gift" in memory of Robert Brigham.



Catherine Findley

Catherine Findley, 101, Clarksville, died at 4:20 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Burnsides Community Health Center in Marshall.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Clarksville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family requests that memorial donations may be made to the Clarksville Cemetery, with envelopes available at the graveside service. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, is in charge of arrangements.



Albert Stephens

Albert "Al" M. Stephens, 86, Falmouth, Mich., and formerly of Robinson, died Monday, March 3, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Sharp Funeral Home, Swartz Creek, Mich., with Rev. Keith McKinnies officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. until time of service on Friday. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or Make a Wish Foundation.



John Halterman

John Halterman, 72, of Palestine, Ill., died at 4:09 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A masonic funeral will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, and will be officiated by the Palestine Masonic Lodge 849. A memorial service will immediately follow. Memorials may be made to the Riley Hospital for Children or to Ronald McDonald House Charities, with memorial envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Norma Butcher

Norma Lee Butcher, 86, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 10:10 a.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, at the South Union Church in rural Flat Rock. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday at the church. A graveside service will immediately follow and will be held at the Tohill Cemetery in rural Flat Rock. Ron Price will officiate the services. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of the arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Roger Shook

Roger D. Shook, 78, Oblong, Ill., passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

Visitation will be Monday March 20, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Per the family's request there will only be Military rights conducted by the Oblong American Legion Post 219 following the visitation. Burial will be at a later date.

The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County Veteran's Transportation Fund or VFW Post 4549 with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home PO Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

WEEK OF MARCH 6, 2017
Winifred C. Michl

Winifred C. Michl, 101, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Celebration of Winifred's life Service will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday March 4, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Visitation will be 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p. m. on Saturday March 4, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to either the First Christian Church of Oblong or Oblong School Academic Foundation. Envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Curt Armstrong

Curt Armstrong, 64, of Palestine, Ill., went home to be with our Lord at 4:52 a.m. (EST) on Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at the Trimble Bible Church. A celebration of Curt's life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, with Pastor David Hyde officiating the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trimble Bible Church, with envelopes available at the church. A private family burial will take place at a later date at the Palestine Cemetery.

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



Daniel Richey

Daniel A. Richey, 61, Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Daniel's wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life Service will be announced at a later date. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



Richard Russell Jenkins

Richard Russell Jenkins, 24, of Willow Hill, Ill., passed away on Sunday March 5, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL.

Celebration of Richard's life service will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 9, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. The family request that in lieu of flowers that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions the Richard Jenkins Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, Ill., 62449.

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



James Brink

James L. "Binky" Brink, 68, of Lawrenceville, Ill., passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Funeral services will be Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Visitation is also Wednesday from 3:00 p.m. until the service hour of 5:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial donations may be given to the Wesleyan Christian Church or to Good Samaritan Hospice.

Send condolences to www.emmonsmacesteffey.com.



D'Andra Lawhead

D'Andra Lawhead, 50, Robinson, died at 5:07 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, 2017, due to an undetermined cause of death.

A time of visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 10, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will follow and will be held at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Joe Kunzelman officiating services. Burial will be held at a later date in the Kirk Chapel Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. Memorials may also be made to the D'Andra Lawhead Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Home."



Harry Lee Williams

Harry Lee Williams, 84, from metastatic skin cancer surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 10, 2017, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Moore Funeral Home, 9350 E. 51st Street, Tulsa, OK, 74145. Burial will commence with a graveside service the following day at 2 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Melanoma Research Foundation (melanoma.org).



Oma Lackey

Oma Louise Lackey, 99, of Robinson, IL passed away on Sunday March 5, 2017 at 2:00 a.m. E.T. at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN.

Celebration of Oma's Life service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday March 11, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.

Visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday March 11, 2017 at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL.

The Family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Dogwood-Prairie Methodist Church with envelopes available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Colleen Lawhead

Colleen A. Lawhead, nee Ashbaker, 61, Breese, died Monday, March 6, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, March 11, at 10 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Patrick Peter and Deacon Linus Klostermann presiding. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese.

Visitation will be Friday, March 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, March 11, from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Breese.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the wishes of the family and will be received at the funeral home.



Kurt Magee

Kurt J. Magee, age 76, of Winchester, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017, after an extended illness, with his family by his side.

Private funeral services will be held with burial in Fountain Park Cemetery in Winchester. Memorials in Kurt's memory can be made to any of the Shriner's Children's hospitals. Walker Funeral Home in Winchester is entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.walkerswinchester.com.



Beverley Ann Goff

Beverley Ann Goff, 77, of Oblong, IL, passed away on Monday March 6, 2017, at Casey Health Care in Casey, IL.

Celebration of Beverley's Life Service will be 12:00 p.m. on Friday March 10, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL. Burial will follow at Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday March 10, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL.

The family request that in lieu of flowers that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Dogwood-Prairie United Methodist Church or the Crawford County Humane Society. Envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Thomas Cravens

Thomas Lee "Tiny" Cravens, 54, Hardinville, Ill., passed away at his residence on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

Celebration of Tom's Life Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. The family requests that you wear casual attire or wear your St. Louis Cardinals shirts and hats.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Crawford County Humane Society. Envelopes will be available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Mark Green

Mark Christian Green, age 61, of West Union, Ill., passed away at 2:13 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

The family will have a private service at a later date. For those so desiring the family is welcoming cards with memories of Mark. Online condolences may be expressed at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Jennifer Markello

Mrs. Jennifer L. Markello, age 31 of Robinson, Ill., died at 7:02 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at her residence of unknown causes.

There will be a Twilight Funeral Service held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Jay Reggennitter officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with cremation to follow funeral services.

Memorial donations may be made to the Jennifer L. Markello Memorial Fund in care of Pulliam Funeral Home, PO Box 692, Robinson, IL 62454.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Madison Schackmann, infant

Madison Nichole Schackmann, infant daughter of Eric and Sharon Schackmann, Newton, died at 12:23 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 10, at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Newton, and a half hour before the mass. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Father Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will in the New St. Peter Cemetery, east of Newton. Memorials may be made to the Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, an infant bereavement photography program, at www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org.

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

Monday, March 06, 2017

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 27, 2017
Mary Correll

Mrs. Mary M. Correll, age 93 of Oblong, Ill., passed away with her family at her side on Friday, February 24, 2017, at 4:25 a.m. at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Ill., following a long period of declining health.

There will be cremation with a public graveside committal service on Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at the Oblong City Cemetery, Oblong, Ill., with Br. Mark Luzader officiating. Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to Riley's Hospital for Children, Indianapolis, Ind.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Jerry Correll

Jerry Allan "Yo-Yo" Correll, 80, of Robinson, Ill., died at 3:13 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the funeral home with Brother Joe Griffith and his son-in-law, Mark Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children in St. Louis, providing high-quality pediatric orthopaedic care to children, regardless of the families' ability to pay. 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.



Yvonne J. Goff

Mrs. Yvonne J. Goff, age 76 of Robinson, Ill., died Friday, February 24, 2017, at 6:46 p.m. at her residence in Robinson, Ill., following many months of failing health.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Paul Gray officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Hardinville Cemetery, Hardinville, Ill.

In memory of her best friends Jackyl Dobie and Diego the Chihuahua, the family requests memorial contributions in memory of Yvonne be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, 911 E. Wilkin St., Robinson, IL. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

On-line condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Marie Fletcher

Marie Evelyn Fletcher, 78, Montrose, died at 9:40 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Effingham.

Funeral services celebrating Marie's life will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Fr. Dean Probst officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.



Betty Hussey

Betty L. Hussey, 82, of Robinson, Ill., died at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A graveside service will immediately follow and will be held at the Robinson New Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate the service. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Michael Allee, Sr.

Michael Keith Allee, Sr., 64, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 12:54 a.m. (EST) on Monday, February 27, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine, Ill. Services will immediately follow, and will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. His son-in-law, Terry Benge will officiate the service. His cremated remains will then be spread on his farm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to "Salem4Youth", a premier, biblically-based organization that excels at mentoring and supporting youth and families in crisis. 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.



Ronald Vaughn

Ronald "Ronnie" Vaughn, 75, of Shelbyville, Ill., passed away at home on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3, 2017, with visitation from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, 302 West Main Street, Shelbyville, Ill. Burial will take place at Wilkin Cemetery in Oblong, Ill. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Ronnie's family invites family and friends to share a story or light a candle in Ronnie's honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.



Max Groff

Max D. Groff, 62, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away in the comfort of his home on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. CST. Burial will be in the Cresthaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Max's memory may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice.



Wayne Waggoner

Wayne A. Waggoner, 71, Oblong, died at his residence on Wednesday March 1, 2017 at 7:59 a.m.

Per Wayne's request there will be no services.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Wayne A. Waggoner Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Pamela Meares

Pamela "Pam" S. Meares, née Dier of White House, Tenn., passed away on February 24, 2017.

Services will be held on March 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at White House First United Methodist Church at 3403 Old Hwy 31, White House, Tenn. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to either: "Go Red for Women" (The American Heart Association) at www.donatenow.heart.org or The Memorial Fund of White House First UMC (3403 Hwy 31W, White House, TN 37188).



Winifred C. Michl

Winifred C. Michl, 101, Oblong, died Wednesday, March 1, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes.

Funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.




Tuesday, February 28, 2017

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 20, 2017
Viola Keller

Viola K. (Kocher) Keller, 100, Newton, died at 5:42 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie. Visitation will be held one hour before the mass in church. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Ruby Chapman

Ruby Marie Chapman, 95, Olney, formerly of Willow Hill, died at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.



Patricia James

Patricia Ann Beasley James, 79, passed away 1:05 p.m. Sunday, February 19, 2017, at her residence after a long and courageous bout with cancer.

Services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 24, 2017, at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin, with Rev. Ken Kimball and Rev. Robert Morwell officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park in Murphysboro. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at the funeral home. The Elks 11th Hour Ceremony will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested and may be made to Illinois Elks Children's Care Corporation, P. O. Box 222, Chatham, IL 62629 or to the First United Methodist Church, 301 Pine Street, Carterville, IL 62918; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Visit www.meredithwaddell.com to leave a message to share your memories, offer words of sympathy and comfort, light a candle, leave a symbol in memory of Patricia, or to receive email alerts and to follow us on Facebook.



Jeffrey Clingenpeel, Sr.

Jeffrey Lynn Clingenpeel, Sr., 65, Lawrenceville, died at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A service will follow and will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the Jeffrey Clingenpeel, Sr. Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Colleen Baughman

Colleen Baughman, 73, Dieterich, died at 1:10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.



Twyla Metz

Twyla Dawn (Conover) Metz passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital with family by her side.

Visitation for Twyla's family will be held at Goodwin Funeral Home Friday, February 24, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 11:00 at Goodwin Funeral Home with Pastor Kathy Stephens officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Vincennes chapter of Shop with a Cop, 501 Busseron St. or the Salvation Army coats for kids, 2300 N. Second St.

Online condolences may be made at www.goodwinfamilyfh.com



Phillip Wesley

Phillip Wesley, 76, of Chatham, Ill., passed away peacefully after a long illness on February 22, 2017.

Phil's family will greet friends, Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Staab Polk Memorial Home, 8855 State Route 4, Chatham, IL, 62629. A visitation will also be held on Monday, February 27, 2017, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Goodwine Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St., Robinson, IL, 62454. Graveside services will immediately follow at the Charlottesville Cemetery (rural Birds, Ill.).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, IL, 62711.

The Staab Polk Memorial Home in Chatham, www.staabpolk.com, and the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com, are serving the Wesley family.



Barbara Pethtel

Barbara L. Pethtel, 74, of Oblong, Ill., died at 4:48 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Pastor Tim Watson will officiate the services. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery in rural Palestine.

Memorials may be made to Locks of Love, a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Howard Fowler

Howard M. Fowler, 88, Hillsboro, and formerly of Palestine, died at 3:47 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with Rev. Michael Lawton officiating. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro, with military rites by V.F.W. Post 1306 and American Legion Post 425. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the funeral home. Memorial can be made to American Heart Association and Alzheimers Association Greater Illinois Chapter.



Yvonne Britton

Yvonne Britton, 80, Newton, died at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Rick Britton officiating. Burial will be in the Gila Lutheran Cemetery in rural Gila. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund P.O. Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448.

Monday, February 20, 2017


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