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January 26, 2020


WEEK OF JANUARY 20, 2020
Gregory Bowen

Gregory L. Bowen, 67, of Robinson, Ill., died January 16, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

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



Dean Cramer

Dean Cramer, 103, of Robinson, Ill., died January 18, 2020, in the comfort of his granddaughter's home in Robinson.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to "Mission 22", offering treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury, substance abuse and all of the issues veterans are facing today. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Janice Curry

Janice Curry, age 72, passed peacefully in January 2020 from cancer. She was at her home overlooking Rock Creek, with family present.

Please join us for a visitation and service on Friday, January 24 at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, Ill., (313 E. Union St.). The visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., with services immediately following at 6:00 p.m. During the service, there will be an opportunity for family and friends to share memories and stories of Jan's life. A graveside service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 25 at the Ohio Cemetery, rural West Union. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the "Cancer Research Institute", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Hazel "Alberta" Ballew

Hazel A. (Fitts) Ballew, age 84 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 at 12:07 p.m. at her daughter's home in Robinson, Ill., following a period of failing health.

There will be a Graveside Committal Service held on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to Honor Flight with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Stephen Rains McKinley

Stephen Rains McKinley, 55, of Palestine, Ill., died December 5, 2019, in his home.

It was Steve's wish to be cremated, and there will be a celebration of his life at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of cremation arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Mary Jane Small

Mary Jane Small, 93, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on January 20, 2020 at Franciscan Health in Mooresville, Ind.

Friends may visit with Mary Jane's family from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service time of noon on Friday, January 24, 2020 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes with Pastor Jim Conlin officiating. Mary Jane will be laid to rest next to her husband Boyd in Kirk Chapel Cemetery in Robinson, Ill. On line memories may be shared with Mary Jane's family and friends at www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.



Richard "Bucky" Elliott

Richard D. "Bucky" Elliott, age 64, of Martinsville, Ill., passed away at 2:48 p.m. on January 20, 2020 in Terre Haute, Ind.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Greenwell Funeral Home with Rev. Billie Ray Ulrey officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery, rural Martinsville, Ill. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. prior to the service on Sunday at the Greenwell Funeral Home, 30 N. Washington St., Martinsville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to Martinsville Ag Fair, PO Box 515, Martinsville, IL 62442 or Martinsville School District (Backpack & Nutrition Program), PO Box K, Martinsville, IL 62442.

To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit www.markwellfuneralhome.com. Greenwell Funeral Home of Casey, Ill., is in charge of the arrangements.



Wanda Lee Callahan

Wanda Lee Callahan, 92, Neoga, died at 9:05 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.

Funeral services celebrating Wanda's life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup, with Virgil Cisney officiating. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Childrens Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, Tennessee 38105.



Randall Burson

Randall Joe "Randy" Burson, 62, Casey, died at 9:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

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



Holly Cole

Holly Cole, 61, Robinson, died January 20, 2020, in the comfort of her home.

A time of visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 at the chapel of Highland Church of Christ (500 W Highland Ave, Robinson, IL 62454.) Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 5 p.m. at the church with Pastor Shane Bopp officiating. In memory of Holly, friends and family are encouraged to dress casually. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to her memorial fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Envelopes will be available at the church. Envelopes will be available at the church.



Perry Davis

Perry S. Davis, age 43 of Strasburg, Ill., passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at IU Health University Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind., following a period of declining health.

The Funeral Service will be Monday, January 27, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Mont Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, Ill.

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

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Wilma Fridenberg

Wilma Jean Irby Fridenberg, age 92 of Pocahontas, Ill., left this world the evening of January 21, 2020.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Woodlawn Heights Cemetery in Rector, Arkansas. Friends and family are asked to gather at the cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Fridenberg may be made to the charity of the donor's choice and will be received at Zieren Funeral Home, 1111 Clinton Street, Carlyle, IL 62231.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.ZierenFuneralHome.com.



Sharon Harmon

Sharon Harmon, 81, of Sullivan passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Holmes Memorial Chapel, Sullivan, Ind., with Rev. Joe Asbury officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be at Pogue Cemetery, Fairbanks, Indiana.



Ray Harvey Reynolds, Sr

Ray Harvey Reynolds, Sr., 93, Newton, died at 7 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at his home.

Funeral services celebrating Ray's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Burial will be at the Chapel Cemetery in Falmouth, with full military rights by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the funeral home.

Monday, January 20, 2020

WEEK OF JANUARY 13, 2020
Tyler Zellers

Tyler Dalston Zellers, 31, of Lawrenceville, Ill.,, died January 9, 2020, in Lawrenceville.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 15 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor David Vaughn and Ronnie Crawford officiating. Friends and family who are attending are invited to wear St. Louis Cardinals memorabilia in memory of Tyler.

Memorial contributions may be made to "Mission 22", offering treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury, substance abuse and all of the issues veterans are facing today. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Donna Sue Jenkins

Donna Jenkins, 67, of Palestine, Ill., died at 3:56 p.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at her home surrounded by her family.

In keeping with Donna's wishes, there will be no memorial services. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of services. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Barbara Hixon

Barbara Hixon, 82, of Claremont, died on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at her residence.

Memorials can be made to Claremont Bonpas Fire Dept. or Claremont Community Center.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney, with burial following in Antioch Cemetery.



Jeffrey Hartman

Jeffrey David Hartman, 40 of Hardinsburg, Ind., passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 12:08 a.m.

A Celebration of Jeff's life was held Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at White Oak Christian Church, 14997 N. 50th St, Oblong, IL. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Jeffrey Hartman Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.



Roberta Harris

Roberta Louise Harris, 64, passed away January 5, 2020, in Billings, Montana at the Billings Clinic after a battle with cancer.

Graveside services are pending at Riverside Cemetery.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family and messages may be offered at www.mortfh.com.



Carolyn Gullett

Carolyn Lee Gullett, 86, of Robinson, Ill., died Tuesday, January 14 at Magnolia Center in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held at 11:00 to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorials may be made to either "St. Jude Children's Research Hospital" or to the "Crawford County Humane Society".

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



Robert Wernz

Robert Emerson Wernz passed away January 14, 2020 at the age of 94.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17 at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18 at the funeral home with Pastor Nathan Allcorn officiating. Burial will be in the Ohio Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Ohio Cemetery" or the "Clark County Antique Power Club" for their scholarship fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



D. E. Lytle

D.E. "Ed" Lytle, 104, of Robinson, Ill., died on January 14, 2020, at Timber Creek Village in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Jerry McDaniel officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, the Robinson American Legion Post 69, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. Memorial contributions may be made to the "VFW 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.



David E. Miller

David E. Miller, 58, of Palestine, Ill., died January 14, 2020, at his home.

There will be a celebration of Dave's life held at a later date. 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.



Richard Hartley

Richard L. Hartley, 82, Hutsonville, died at 8:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

There will be no services. Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, in charge of arrangements.



Wilmer Goss

Wilmer Louis Goss, age 96, of St. Clair Shores, Michigan passed away on January 8, 2020, in Mt Clemens, Michigan.

Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Church, St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Interment will be in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Florida with full military rites at a later date.

Memorial appreciated to Disabled Veterans Fund.



Gregory Bowen

Gregory L. Bowen, 67, Robinson, died Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

WEEK OF JANUARY 6, 2020
Dr. Steven Szigethy

Dr. Steven B. Szigethy, 87, Oblong, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020 at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at Pulliam Funeral Home, 302 E. Main, Oblong. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Oblong. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Public Library or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Envelopes at the funeral and church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. box 121 Oblong, IL 62449



Jack France

Jack France, 71, Palestine, died Jan. 4, 2020 in his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A celebration of his life will immediately follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. 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. Memorial contributions may be made to the "V.F.W. Transportation Fund", offering local veterans help to and from their VA health care facilities. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



John Katro

John Curtis Katro, 84, Dundas, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

Graveside services with full military rites will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery in rural West Liberty, with Mike Knepper officiating. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund, PO Box 333, Newton, Illinois, 62448.



Linda Lou Zuber

Linda Lou Zuber, 81, Willow Hill, died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

WEEK OF DECEMBER 30, 2019
Jackie "Jack" R. Higgins

Jackie "Jack" R. Higgins, 78, of Bettendorf, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at his residence.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 31, at the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois. Those wishing to attend the services should met at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Online condolences may be shared with Jack's family at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.



Milly Waldroup

Milly Waldroup, 76, of Palestine, IL, died December 28, 2019, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL.

A time of visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, January 3, 2020, at Outer West Market Church of Christ, 805 W Market, Palestine. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday at the church with Pastor Tim Watson officiating. Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the "Palestine NOW Program" to help provide supplemental food to students within the Palestine school district. Envelopes will be 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.



William "Bill" David Fry

William "Bill" David Fry, 67, Casey, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at Sarah Bush Hospital in Mattoon, with his cousin and friend, Marilyn Fain at his bedside.

It was Bill's wish to be cremated without a public service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Mary Louise Simmons

Mary Louise Simmons, 80, Neoga, died at 5:09 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in the comfort of her home.

It was Mary's wish to be cremated. No services are planned at this time. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson, is in charge of arrangements.



Charles Neal

Charles "Chuck" Clayburn Neal, age 76 of Salem, passed away on January 1, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

There will be no public services. Memorials can be made to the Purple Heart Foundation and can be left at Crouse Funeral Home who is assisting the family with arrangements.



William Wayne Line

William Wayne "Bill" Line, 83, Ingraham, died at 10:34 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, at the Villas of Hollybrook in Newton.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Wendelin. Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Wendelin, with full military rights by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 6, at the church and half an hour prior to mass on Tuesday.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

WEEK OF DECEMBER 23, 2019
Imogene Ziegler

Imogene Ziegler, 82, of Oblong, IL, died Monday, December 16, 2019, at her home in Oblong, IL.

A graveside service was held at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20, at the Palestine Cemetery, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine was in charge of arrangements. In memory of her love of animals, memorial contributions may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, with envelopes available at the cemetery. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Richard "Dick" Tuttle

Richard "Dick" Guion Tuttle age 82, passed away suddenly December 9, 2019, in Dubois, Pennsylvania, after being stranded there on June 30, 2019.

Dick requested no funeral service and that his ashes be spread over Pelican Bay, FL.

For those who knew him well, it comes to no surprise he requests you listen to the song "Choices" by George Jones and remember him.

In lieu of a service, donations in his memory can be made to the New Hebron Christian School, Robinson, IL.



Ruth Spraggins

Ruth Pearl Spraggins, 98, of Newton and formerly of Yale, IL, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on December 21, 2019, at the Newton Care Center in Newton, IL.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday December 28, 2019, at the First Baptist Church in Newton, IL. Visitation will start at 9:00 a.m. till service time at the church. Burial will be in the Yale Cemetery. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup is assisting the family.

Memorials can be made to either the First Baptist Church in Newton or the Newton Care Center. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com.



Harriet Batman

Harriet Jane (Hoffman) Batman, 83, Indianapolis, passed away Saturday Dec. 21, 2019.

Calling will be held on Friday December 27, 2019, at Flanner Buchanan-Speedway from 4 to 8 p.m., then on Saturday December 28, 2019, from 10 a.m. to service time at 11 a.m.

Entombment will be in Crown Hill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (bit.ly/inmemoryofharriet) or Westview Christian Church.

Online condolences and a video tribute may be viewed at www.flannerbuchanan.com.



Phil Fisher

Philip V. "Phil" Fisher, 86, died Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., following a brief illness.

Funeral services are scheduled for noon, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at the First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Tenn., with burial at the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads, with full military honors.



Warren "Stoney" Birk

Warren Gene "Stoney" Birk, 88, Newton, died at 8:27 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Celebration of life will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at the Grace United Methodist Church in Newton. Visitation will be 9 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church in Newton.



Delbert Marshall

Delbert "Dean" Marshall, 90, Newton, died at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Leona Jayne

Leona Pearl Jayne, 65, Camargo, died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Newman Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Newman.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

WEEK OF DECEMBER 16, 2019
Rev. Phillip Young

Philip L. Young, Christian minister, passed away Friday, December 15, 2019 at Crawford Memorial Hospital Robinson, Ill.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at First Christian Church 206 North Range St. Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, December 17, 2019 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the church

In lieu of flowers the family request an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Summit Theological Seminary Founded by George Faull Peru, Indiana or Wabash Valley Christian Institute, Bridgeport, Ill. Envelopes at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Sharon Parker

Mrs. Sharon K. Parker, age 78 of Marion, Ill., and formerly of Crawford County, Ill., passed away Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Aperion Care, Olney, Ill., following several months of failing health.

A Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the Jones Cemetery, Flat Rock, Ill., and 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jerry McDaniel officiating. There will be a private family visitation.

Memorial donations may be made to the Knights Shield: A Woman and Children's Shelter, 301 East Garland Street, West Frankfort, IL 62896, with envelopes available at the funeral home, and at the Graveside Service on Tuesday.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Everette Rice

Max Rice, 94. Oblong, Ill., passed away on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

It was Max's wish to be cremated with no visitation or service. Cremation rites will be accorded. Internment of cremated remains will be next to his wife in Mound Cemetery, Jasper County, Ill.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may be shown by a contribution to the Oil Field Museum in Oblong, Ill., with contributions being mailed to the Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449. Sympathy cards may be sent to Michael Rice 9266 N 600th St Robinson, IL 62454. Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at oblongfuneralhome.com.

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



R. C. Hutchinson

R. C. Hutchinson, 86, Catlin, died at 9:38 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at the Catlin Church of Christ, with Chris Lawler officiating. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the National Cemetery, Danville. Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Catlin Church of Christ. Memorials to the American Diabetes Association or the Catlin Church of Christ.

The Robison Chapel in Catlin is handling service details.



John W. Holmes

John W. Holmes, 86, Hutsonville.

It was his wish that no funeral service be held. Instead, at a later date, there will be a memorial service in Metropolis. If you would like to have a special memory shared at the memorial, or if you would like to share a special memory at that time, please contact Sue Burroughs (newmyerburroughs47@frontier.com) with "Memorial" indicated in the Subject line.

Miller Aiken Funeral Homes in Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.



Raymond Edgin

Raymond Martin Edgin, 94, St. Francisville, died at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Ind., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.

Raymond's wishes were to be cremated with a private service and burial at a later date. Glasser Funeral Home is trusted with the arrangements.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

WEEK OF DECEMBER 9, 2019
Boomer Ryan Pimentel

Boomer Ryan Pimentel, 62, Bridgeport, died suddenly on Nov. 29, 2019, in Bridgeport.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson with Pastor Phil Boyd officiating. Burial will be held at a later time at the Mound Cemetery.



Harold "Butch" Kemper

Harold Eugene "Butch" Kemper, 69, Danville, and formerly of Casey, died at 4:50 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville.

Celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Plum Grove Church, 1851 County Road 900 N Greenup, with a meal to follow. Memorials may be made to the Meyer Funeral Home, 115 East Lincoln Drive, Greenup, IL 62428. Arrangements are under care of the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup.



Lorenus "Larry" Baker

Larry Baker, 84, Robinson, Ill., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away surrounded by loved ones Sunday December 8, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

Celebration of Larry's Life will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, December 12, 2019 at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill., with Rev. George Sells officiating. Burial will follow in the White Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

An expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the South Side Christian Church in Robinson, Ill. Envelopes will be at the Celebration or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL. 62449.

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

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



Alex Quinn

Alexander Lee Quinn, 67, of Robinson, Ill., died at 8:35 p.m. (EST) on Monday, December 9, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later date. His family requests that donations be made to one of the following organizations: St. Vincent House, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ("ASPCA"), Crawford County Humane Society, Texas Children's Hospital NICU. 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.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

WEEK OF DECEMBER 2, 2019
Max Dale Musgrave

Max D. Musgrave, 79, Oblong, IL passed away Saturday November 30, 2019 at his home in Oblong surrounded by his family.

An Open House Celebration of Max's life will be held at the Crawford County Forest Preserve on Rte. 33 East of Oblong, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please dress casually, pearl snap shirts if you have one.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lincolnland Hospice, who has made Max's final days more comfortable. Envelopes will be at the Celebration but can also be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Glenn Dean Bond

Glenn Dean Bond, age 85, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 3:06 a.m. Friday, November 29, 2019, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Illinois.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, Illinois, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Brockville Cemetery in rural Newton, Illinois, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 2, 2019, at the Meyer Funeral Home and from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at the funeral home. In loving memory of Dean, memorials may be made to the C.A.N. Memorial Foundation for Autism. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Annette Bergbower

Annette M. "Anita" Bergbower, age 101, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019, at Newton Care Center in Newton, Illinois.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 5, 2019, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, Illinois, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the New St. Peter Cemetery east of Newton, Illinois. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the church. There will also be visitation 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. Thursday, before the mass in church. In loving memory of Anita, memorials may be made to St. Thomas School in Newton, Illinois. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Linda S. Miller

Linda S. Miller, 70, of Robinson, Ill., died at 4:45 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, in the comfort of her home.

It was Linda's wish to be cremated without a public service. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to "Riley Children's Hospital" or to "St. Jude Children's Research Hospital", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Carolyn Osborn

Carolyn Lynn Osborn, 58, Oblong, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 at her residence.

Celebration of Lynn's life will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong. Burial will follow in Shire Cemetery rural Oblong. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Lynn Osborn Memorial Fund c/o Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. Envelopes will be at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 61449.



Byron Brumfiel

Byron Nicholas Brumfiel, 38, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away Thursday, November 28, 2019 at his residence.

The funeral will be Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation is also Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until the service hour of 6:00 p.m.

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



Mary Lou Bloemker

Mary Lou Bloemker, 84, Newton, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Funeral services celebrating Mary Lou's life will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 9, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Rev. Stephen Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Dieterich Village Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Ministerial Association.



Boomer Ryan Pimentel

Boomer Ryan Pimentel, 62, Bridgeport, formerly of Oblong, died suddenly on Nov. 29, 2019, in Bridgeport.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Glenn "Shorty" Fehrenbacher

Glenn Harlow "Shorty" Fehrenbacher, age 87, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at Newton Care Center in Newton, Illinois.

Funeral services celebrating Glenn's life will be held 1:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 2019, at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Honey Cemetery in Bogota, Illinois. Visitation will be held 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019, at the funeral home. In loving memory of Glenn, memorials may be made to the Baptist Children's Home 949 County Road 1300 N Carmi, Illinois 62821. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Edward Dhom

Edward Eugene "Ed" Dhom, age 78, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 9:12 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at home surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, Illinois, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the New St. Peter Cemetery east of Newton, Illinois. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at the church. There will also be visitation 9:30 to 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, before the mass in church. In loving memory of Edward, memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund in Newton, Illinois. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Henry Kirts

Henry F. Kirts, 91, Oblong, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Magnolia Center in Robinson, Ill.

Funeral Mass will be at noon Saturday, December 7, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie, Ill. Burial will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie, Ill. Military Rite at the cemetery will be conducted by Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932 with envelopes at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 662449. Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at oblongfuneralhome.com.

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

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 25, 2019
Ruth Artman

Mrs. Ruth F. Artman, age 94 of Annapolis, Ill., passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 7:10 a.m. at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

The Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Randy Nave officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, Ill.

Memorial donations in memory of Mrs. Artman may be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Irma Coulter

Irma Jane Coulter, 89, Crete, formerly of Robinson, died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice, Joliet.

Inurnment will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Oblong Township Cemetery, Oblong.



Stanley Stanley

Stanley "Stan" F. Stanley, age 75, son of Raymond and Irene (Fagan) Stanley, was born July 28, 1944 in Robinson, Ill. He entered into rest after a courageous battle with cancer on November 7, 2019 at his home in Houston, Mo., surrounded by his family.

Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston, Mo. A memorial service is planned at a later date in Robinson, Ill.



Ina Maroon

Ina F. Maroon, 81, Effingham, and formerly of Altamont, and Newton, died at 8:33 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Tom Matson officiating. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the family.



Eugene Moore

Eugene Jackson Moore, 99, Newton, died at 7:22 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Pastor Amy Jeffries officiating. Burial will be in the Mound (Cowden) Cemetery in Cowden, with military rites. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the Grace United Methodist Church.



Gloria Reynolds

Gloria Reynolds, 86, of Robinson, Ill., died at 10:40 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Magnolia Center Activity Fund", with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Carolyn Osborn

Carolyn Lynn Osborn, 58, rural Oblong, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019 at her residence.

Arrangements are pending with the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.



Glenn Bond

Glenn Dean Bond, 85, Newton, died at 3:06 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

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

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 18, 2019
Elizabeth Atkinson

Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Atkinson, 69, Newton, died at 2:32 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m.Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Mike Knepper and Scottie Wilson officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Baylor Elizabeth Sparks education fund c/o Lisa Turner 204 Sycamore Street, Newton, Illinois 62448.



William Ford

William 'Bill' D. Ford, age 79, of Flat Rock, Illinois passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Illinois.

A service of remembrance will be conducted on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. The family requests casual dress. Memorial donations may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society.

A meal will be provided at the Birds Free Methodist Fellowship Hall on Friday at 2:00 p.m. for friends and family.

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



Rosemary Linton

Rosemary (Higginbotham) Thompson Linton, 77, Marshall, died on Nov. 19, 2019, at Willowbrook Care Facility in Marshall.

A time of visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the West Union Christian Church. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 at the church with burial following in the Ohio Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the "West Union Christian Church", "Lake Ridge Christian Church", or to "Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch". Envelopes will be available at the church. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union is in charge of arrangements.



Ruby Colcord

Ruby "Erlene" Weck Colcord of North Baltimore, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at the age of 95 surrounded by loved ones.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon, Ind. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Home Health & Hospice, Blanchard Valley Health System, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay, OH 45840.

To share an online condolence with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com.



Elsie Darlene Gray

Elsie Darlene Gray, 75, Saucier, Miss., died on Nov. 12, 2019.

Visitation was held Friday, Nov. 15, at Saucier United Methodist Church. Funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 16, at the church. Private burial was held Monday, Nov. 18, at the Biloxi National Cemetery. Riemann Family Funeral Home, Gulfport, Miss., in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


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