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December 11, 2017


WEEK OF DECEMBER 4, 2017
Russell Mikeworth

James R. "Russell" Mikeworth, 100, of Oblong, Ill., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, November 30, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

Celebration of Russell's life will be Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in rural Willow Hill, Ill. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Johnson Bible College 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.

Pulliam Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Keith French

Wilford Keith French, 78, Newton, died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the church and one hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Building Fund, Newton Athletic Boosters or Jasper County Cancer Fund. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Monroe Earnest

Monroe Oren Earnest, 75, Dundas, died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

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



Darrell Eveland

Darrell Roscoe Eveland, 70, of Atwood, Ill., passed away at 3:56 a.m. on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill.

A Celebration of Darrell's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the First Baptist Church, 231 North Illinois St, in Atwood, Ill. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the church on Thursday. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his family in care of Bertha Eveland and mailed to P.O. box 82, Atwood, IL 61913.



James "Bud" Brackett

James "Bud" Brackett, 92, of Robinson, Ill., died at 7:35 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home, with burial following in the Robinson New Cemetery. Judy Williams will officiate the services.

In honor of Bud's love of animals, memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, or the Crawford County Spay and Neuter Foundation. Monetary donations may also be made to the Otterbein United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Joseph Riggs

Joseph William Riggs, 58, of West Union, Ill., died at 8:03 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, December 2, 2017, in Gainesville, Fla.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Ken Gillaspy officiating. In honor of Joe's love for his four-legged friends, memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society. Monetary donations may also be left in care of "Goodwine Funeral Homes" to help Joe's family with final expenses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Mary Jourdan

Mary Lois Jourdan, 96, of Palestine, Ill., died at 4:23 p.m. on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at Heritage Health in Robinson, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Palestine Food Pantry or to the Palestine Library, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Donna Polley

Donna LaVonne Polley, 81, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017, at Heartland Health Care in Champaign, Ill.

Celebration of Donna's Life will be at 12:00 noon on Saturday. December 9, 2017. at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow at Butternut Cemetery rural Clark County. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family request that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County V.F.W. Auxiliary 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

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



Alice Newman-Lane

Alice Newman-Lane, 85, Oblong, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Lakeland Health Care Center, Effingham.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong. Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Oblong Cemetery.



Theresa Ochs

Theresa Marie Ochs, 82, Newton, died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 11, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie. Visitation will be held 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the church and ½ hour before mass. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church or St. Jude's. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Newton.

Monday, December 04, 2017

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27, 2017
Dorothy Sagaser

Dorothy Josephine Tennis Sagaser, 86, passed into her Savior's arms on November 24, 2017.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28, at the Flat Rock United Methodist Church, with visitation one hour prior to service (10:00-11:00 a.m.). Burial will be in the Newlin Cemetery, rural Robinson. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends perform a good deed without fanfare and think of Dorothy. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Martha Attaway

Martha Ann "Marty" Attaway 91, of Robinson, Ill., passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at the Magnolia Center in Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of Marty's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong,IL. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery, Knoxville, IL at a later date. Visitation will be from 9:30am to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Robinson Public Library 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

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



Shirley Stateler

Shirley Mae Stateler, 81, Greenup, died at 6:50 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup, with Pastor Roger James officiating. Burial will be in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo. Visitation will be held two hours before the services. Memorials may be made to the Cumberland County Veteran's Association.



Mae Blank

Mae K. Blank, 95, Newton, died at 12:47 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at the church and ½ hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas School. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Edward Miller

Ed Miller, 68, Taft, was called to Heaven as he passed away peacefully on November 25, 2017, at his residence.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Higgins Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Tenn. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Edward Merle Miller.

Funeral services fwill be conducted at Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. David England officiating. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery with Military Honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made the Vietnam Veterans of America at 8719 Colesville Rd., Suite 100, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 or https://vva.org/donate/.



Barbara McBride

Barbara Jean McBride, 82, Sullivan, Ind., died at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in her residence.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, Ind. A Gathering of Friends is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the funeral home. Funeral Services will immediately follow at 1 p.m. at the Cox Funeral Home with Pastor Sam Bush officiating.

Cremation was chosen.



Mark Jacobs

Mark Jacobs, 78, Oblong, Ill., passed away at his home on Thursday, November 23, 2017.

A Celebration of Mark's Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. noon Friday, December 1, 2017, at the First Christian Church of Oblong 206 N. Range St. Oblong, Ill., with Bro. Dee Wolf officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. till noon at the church.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Oblong Oil Field Museum or the Oblong Sports Boosters with envelopes at the church or 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.



Nita Hills

Nita L. Hills, age 81, of Martinsville, Ill., passed away unexpectedly at 4:23 p.m. on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Crawford County Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Greenwell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery, rural Martinsville, Ill. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. prior the service on Saturday at Greenwell Funeral Home, 30 N. Washington St., Martinsville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to Martinsville Library, Ball Park and Fairgrounds.

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



Jerry Henry

Jerry Kirk Henry 83, Vincennes, Ind., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

A Celebration of Jerry's Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. (Central Time) Sunday, December 3, 2017, at the Pulliam Funeral Home 302 E. Main St. Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery with Military Rites conducted by Oblong American Legion Post 219. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation. Envelopes are available, or contributions can be sent to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121, Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Rodney Stephens

Rodney Scott Stephens, 38, of West York, Ill., died at 5:07 a.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017 in Lawrence County, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 5, at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Dan Lamey officiating the service.

In honor of his love of the Osa Peninsula, memorials may be made to the Osa Wildlife Sanctuary, an enterprise wholly committed to providing wildlife rescue and rehabilitation for orphaned, injured and displaced animals indigenous to the southern zone of Costa Rica. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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




Thursday, November 30, 2017

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 20, 2017
Georgiann Kocher

Georgiann Kocher, 90, Newton, died at 7:35 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

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



Rhea Bond

Rhea Geneal Bond, 92, of Robinson, Ill., died at 1:40 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Casey Health Care Center in Casey, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home, with burial following in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Pastor Tom Akers will officiate the service.

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



Zoe Parmenter

Zoe Leigh Parmenter, 16, Maquon, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 at home of suicide.

Private family services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Memorials may be made to the family in c/o Watson-Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, 1849 N. Seminary St., Galesburg, IL 61401.



Donald Shanks

Donald E. Shanks Sr., 84, of DeKalb, Illinois, died Monday, November 20, 2017, at Pine Acres Rehab and Living Center in DeKalb.

The Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb, with full military honors by DeKalb American Legion Post 66.

Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the time of services, Saturday, November 25, at Anderson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Donald E. Shanks Sr. Memorial Fund, addressed to the Shanks Family in care of Anderson Funeral Home, Ltd., P.O. Box 605, 2011 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL 60115.

For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.

Monday, November 20, 2017

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13, 2017
Michael Myers

Michael Myers, 61, of Robinson, Ill., died at 10:27 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Pastor Aaron Peternel will officiate the service.

Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Humane Society or to the Robinson High School Jazz Band (with checks made payable to "Robinson High School"). Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Bill Griffith

Charles William (Bill) Griffith, 76, of Hidalgo, Illinois, passed away at 3:12 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, Illinois, conducted by Pastor David Heath. Burial will follow at the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, Illinois. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening at the funeral chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor may be made to Lincolnland Hospice, Prairie Pavilion 2, 1004 Health Center Dr, Suite 202, Mattoon, Illinois 61938, or the Crooked Creek Volunteer Fire Department, 124 E Harrison St. Hidalgo, Illinois 62432. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com.



Emerson Mishler

Emerson B. "Mish" Mishler, 98, Dana, Ind., died on Nov. 11, 2017 . At 98, Mish was one of the oldest World War II veterans in Vermillion County, Ind.

Services will be at noon EST Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Overpeck-Gooch Funeral Home, Dana, with visitation from 10 a.m. until noon. He will be laid to rest at 2:30 p.m. EST at Marshall, Ill., Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.goochfuneralhome.com



Kenneth Chapman

Kenneth L. "Kenny" Chapman, 92, of Willow Hill, Ill., passed away on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

Celebration of Kenny's life will be a 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Mound Cemetery rural Jasper County, with Military rites conducted by Crawford County V.F.W. Post 4549. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at the funeral home. Expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Crawford County V.F.W. Post 4549 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. Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.



Maurice Barrett

Maurice Barrett, 90, of rural Flat Rock, Ill., died at 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 20, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, at the funeral home, with burial following at the Jones Cemetery, rural Flat Rock. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will officiate services. Memorials may be made to the Oblong Christian Children's Home or to the Robinson 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.



Virginia Hardiman

Virginia Rose Hardiman, 86, of Robinson, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.

Funeral services will be Friday, November 17, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Portee Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Virginia's memory may be made to the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital.



Ben Orrell

James Benjamin "Ben" Orrell, age 77 , of Casey Ill., passed away at 9:24 p.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind., surrounded by his loving wife and three daughters.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Markwell Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Blanchard and Rev. Kevin Small officiating. Burial will follow in Restitution Cemetery, rural Casey, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday evening at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association, Midwest Chapter, 1800 N. Main St., Suite 215, Wheaton, IL 60187.

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



Tony Hyre

Wayne Anton "Tony" Hyre, 80, of rural Palestine, died at 12:07 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, at the VA Hospital in Danville.

A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A graveside service will immediately follow at the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, American Legion Post 69, and Marine Corps League Det 546, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. Pastor Mike Delaney will officiate the service. Memorials may be made to the Robinson V.F.W. Transportation Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Bobby Lee "Bob" Russell

Bobby Lee "Bob" Russell, 83, Wheeler, died at 6:08 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery near Latona. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. Memorials may be made to the Meyer Funeral Home 307 West Jourdan Street Newton, Illinois 62448. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.

Monday, November 13, 2017

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 6, 2017
Doris​ ​Lea​ ​Staley

Doris​ ​Lea​ ​(Vanarsdalen)​ ​Staley,​ ​91,​ ​was​ ​welcomed​ ​by​ ​her​ ​Lord​ ​and​ ​Savior​ ​on​ ​November​ ​5, 2017,​ ​at​ ​2:52​ ​am​ ​at​ ​her​ ​home​ ​surrounded​ ​by​ ​her​ ​husband​ ​and​ ​loving​ ​family.

The funeral service will be Wednesday November 8, 2017, at 10:30 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL, with Brother Billie Ray Ulrey officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday November 7, 2017, from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL. Burial will be in the Olive Branch Cemetery, rural Martinsville, IL.

In​ ​lieu​ ​of​ ​flowers,​ ​the​ ​family​ ​asks​ ​that​ ​memorials​ ​be​ ​made​ ​to​ ​St.​ ​Jude​ ​Children's​ ​Hospital or Shriners Hospital for Children with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Marsha Marie Stanfield

Marsha Marie Stanfield, age 64, of Palestine, IL, passed away while surrounded by her family at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017, in Robinson, IL, following many years of fighting cancer.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, at the funeral home with burial following in the Palestine Cemetery. Pastor Larry McCormick will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



William Yargus

Frank William "Bill" Yargus, 65, died on Oct. 15, 2017, in Sarasota Fla.

Celebration of life service will be held at the First Christian Church, Palestine, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, with military rites following by the American Legion Post 69, VFW Post 4549 and Marine Corp League Thomas A. Jennings Detachment 546.



Charles Van Hensley Sr.

Charles Van Hensley Sr., 84, Effingham, died at 5:02 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Rev. Bob Peach officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held one hour before the service. Memorials may be made to the Gospel Assembly Church c/o Rev. Bob Peach 810 S. Fifth Street Effingham.



Carl York

Carl Amos York, 85, of Pharr, Texas, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at Autumn Leaves of Flower Mound Assisted Living in Flower Mound, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the First Southern Baptist Church 404 U.S. Highway 40, Greenup. Burial will be in the Jewett Cemetery in Jewett. Visitation will be held one hour before the service in the church. Memorials may be made to the Mercy Hospice 2281 Olympia Drive Suite 100 Flower Mound, Texas 75028. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup.



James Meese Jr.

James Walter (Jim) Meese, Junior, formerly of Crawford County, 89, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, in Sebring, Fla.



Marilyn Edwards

Marilyn (Lindley) Edwards, 85, West Union, died at 12:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at Casey Health Care Center in Casey.

A time of visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 10, at the funeral home, with burial following in the Bradbury Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine and Pastor Billy Adams will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to the Bradbury Cemetery or to Marshall Community Schools, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Michael Knight

Michael Gene "Mike" Knight, 63, of Robinson, Ill., passed away at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at his residence.

It was Michael's wish to not have any services. Private family burial will be held in the Oblong Cemetery. There will be a casual gathering of family and friends to celebrate Michael's Life on Sunday, November 12, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Oblong Community Building. In lieu of flowers the family request that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Southeastern Illinois Hospice 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. Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL is assisting the family with arrangements.



W. Clay McDaniel

W. Clay McDaniel, 90, of Bloomington, Ill., passed away at 6:10 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Rev. Wes Ooms will officiate. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 to 12 at the funeral home before the services. Burial will be in Olio Township Cemetery where military rites will be accorded at the grave.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at www.argoruestmanharris.com.



Ruby Rich

Ruby Helen Dappert Rich, age 92, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Newton Care Center in Newton, Illinois.

Service celebrating Ruby's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017, at Central Christian Church in Newton, Illinois, with Mike Knepper officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, Illinois. Visitation will be held 2 hours before the service. In loving memory of Ruby, memorials may be made to the Central Christian Church. 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.



Louise Purcell

Louise Purcell, 89, Carbondale, Ill., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at Century Assisted Living in Carbondale, Ill.

Celebration of Louise's Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation 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.

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

Monday, November 06, 2017

WEEK OF OCTOBER 30, 2017
Thelma Blair

Thelma Louise Blair, 84, Newton, died at 6:36 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, at Grace United Methodist Church in Newton, with Rev. Amy Jefferies officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 30, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Meyer Funeral Home 307 West Jourdan Street Newton, Illinois 62448. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.



Dwayne Waggoner

Dwayne Dee Waggoner, 57, died on September 30, 2017 in St. James, Mo.

It was Dwayne's wish to be cremated, with services to be held at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Larry Unkefer

Larry Unkefer, 70, of Robinson, Ill., died at 2:00 a.m. (EST) on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Burial will be held at a later date in the Riverside National Cemetery in California. 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.



Grover Michl

Grover Cleveland Michl, 86, of Oblong, Ill., (The Bend Area) passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at the Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of life service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday Nov. 2, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow at St. Valentine Cemetery, rural Jasper County, Ill. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Church. The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Food Pantry or the Jasper County Sheriff's "Shop with a Cop" with envelopes available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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



Margie Stone

Margie Stone, 70, of Robinson, Ill., died at 4:15 a.m. (EST) on Monday, October 30, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with burial following in the Robinson New Cemetery. Pastor Brandon Boyd will officiate the services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Ernie Crouch

Mr. Ernest R. "Ernie" Crouch, age 90 of Hutsonville, Ill., died Friday, September 15, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital following an apparent stroke.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill., with Pastor David Hyde officiating. Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. noon until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hutsonville Historical Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Bobbie Elliot

Bobbie Lee Elliott, 83, died at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa. Pastor Ed Huddelson will be officiating. Friends may greet the family from 3 to 6:30 p.m. also on Thursday at the funeral home.

Cremation has been accorded.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

WEEK OF OCTOBER 23, 2017
Dr. William "Kip" Bedwell

Dr. William "Kip" Bedwell passed away unexpectedly on October 21, 2017.

A visitation will be held at Quail Creek Country Club on Tuesday, October 24, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. to celebrate his life. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Kip's family requested donations to be made to the Crawford County Humane Society, with envelopes available at both the Country Club and funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory for condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Phyllis Abraham

Phyllis Marie Abraham, 83, Newton, died at 3:19 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Rev. Steve Willis and Larry Abraham officiating. Burial will be in the Hazel Dell Cemetery in Hazel Dell. Visitation will be held two hours before the services at the funeral home.



John Burner

John Harold Burner, 75, of Robinson, Ill., died at 10:50 p.m. on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 26, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 27, at the funeral home, with burial following at Palestine Cemetery. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will be officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis, Ind. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Virginia Fegan

Virginia "Ginny" Fegan, 95, Sacramento, Calf., formerly of Kankakee, died on Oct. 19, 2017.

Visitation will held on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Schreffler Funeral Home in Kankakee. Burial will follow at Mound Grove Gardens of Memory in Kankakee. Pastor Scott Henley will officiate the service. Memorials may be made to The Mouth and Foot Painting Artist or Cunningham Children's Home.



Geneva Dhom

Geneva Dhom, 80, Newton, died at 1:58 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield.

Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the church and one hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas Church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Earl Volk

Mr. Earl W. Volk, age 90, of Robinson, Ill., passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 4:40 a.m. at Casey Health Care, Casey, Ill.

The Funeral Service will be Friday, October 27, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. T.R. Akers officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill. Military graveside rites provided by Crawford Post 4549, E.M. Coulter Post 69, American Legion and Marine Corp League 546.

Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Raedelle Hall

Raedelle Hall, 82, Bourbonnais, died Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at Presence St. Mary's Hospital.

There will be a visitation, Thursday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Schreffler Funeral Home, Bourbonnais Chapel. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at Schreffler Funeral Home, Bourbonnais Chapel. Burial will be at Robinson Cemetery, Robinson. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.



Edith Brooks

Edith Ruth (Maasjo) Brooks, 90, passed away October 24, 2017, at Magnolia Center in Robinson, Illinois.

The viewing will be held on October 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wages & Sons, Gwinnett Chapel in Lawrenceville, Ga. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. October 30, at Oak Road Lutheran Church in Lilburn, Ga. With burial to follow at East Shadowlawn Memorial Gardens, Lawrenceville, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lutheran Bible Translators, in memory of Edith Brooks.



James Griffin

James Aaron "Jim" Griffin, 32, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Monday, October 23, 2017, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of James Aaron's Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 30, 2017, at the First Christian Church in Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday October 29, 2017, at the First Christian Church in Oblong, Ill. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the James Aaron Griffin Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home. Envelopes will be available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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


Monday, October 23, 2017

WEEK OF OCTOBER 16, 2017
Virginia Shawler

Virginia Rose Meehling Shawler, lifelong resident of Marshall, Ill., passed away peacefully in her home on the morning of Oct. 11, 2017, at the age of 93.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Augustine Koomson and Father Chris Brey as celebrants. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Pearce Funeral Home, Marshall, with the rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts be given in Virginia's name to the Marshall Schools Foundation or St. Mary Of The Woods College. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.



Leah Heck

Leah F. Heck, 96, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia, Ill.

Celebration of Leah's Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the Oblong Cornerstone Wesleyan Church. Burial will follow in the Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church. The family request that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Cornerstone Wesleyan Church with envelopes available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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

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



Dale Lee

Dale Lee "Dee" Trimble, 76, of La Place, La., died on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at his home with his children by his side.

Services celebrating his life will be celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, at Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup, with Pastor Gene Creek officiating. Visitation will held one hour before the services. Burial of Dale and his wife, Patricia, will follow at Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion.

Following the committal services at the cemetery the family would like to extend an invitation to attend an ice cream social at the Community Center in Hidalgo.



Robert West, Sr

Robert Lewis West, Sr., 76, Newton, died at 5:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at his home.

Private family services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Master's Hands of Jasper County 104 North Van Buren Street Newton, Illinois 62448. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Geraldene Hawkins

Mrs. Geraldene M. "Gerry" Hawkins, age 75, of Robinson, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 5:06 a.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., from complications of a three-vehicle automobile accident in Terre Haute, Ind., in late September.

The Funeral Service will be Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Ray Warfel officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Phillip Schuetter

Phillip L. Schuetter, 57, Evansville, Ind., and formerly of Newton, died at 4:46 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at The Heart Hospital at Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh, Ind.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m Thursday, Oct. 26, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held one hour before the mass. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Meyer Funeral Home Newton. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church.



Marian Dust

Marian K. Dust, 91, Effingham, died at 11:39 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.

Funeral services celebrating Marian's life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Church of Christ 1311 South 4th Street Effingham, with Curtis Graves officiating. Burial will be in the Arborcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in rural Effingham. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the church. Memorials may be made to the Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.

Monday, October 16, 2017

WEEK OF OCTOBER 9, 2017
Rita VanWinkle

Mrs. Rita M. VanWinkle, age 73 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 11:30 p.m. EST at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, October 9, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. T. R. Akers officiating. Visitation will be Monday, October 9, 2017, from 3:30 p.m. until time of service at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be a private family committal service in the Tohill Cemetery, rural Flat Rock, Ill., at a later date.

Memorial donations may be made to the Crawford County Spay and Neuter Foundation, Robinson, Ill., with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Earl Reinbold

Earl Eugene Reinbold, 83, formerly of Palestine, died on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, in Bloomington.

A private family burial will be held at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. The family requests donations be made to the Palestine Masonic Lodge or Shriner's Children's Hospital, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Eldon Meyer

Eldon Max Meyer, 85, of Dieterich, died at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bishop Creek, (Rural Dieterich). Burial will be the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Dieterich, with full military rites by Dieterich American Legion Post 628. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich. There will also be visitation 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Dieterich Meals on Wheels or a Dieterich organization of the donor's choice.



Shirley Doolittle

Shirley Ann Doolittle, 78, Robinson, died at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at her home surrounded by her children.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Rose Watts

Mrs. Lois Rose "ROSE" Watts, age 89, of Cherokee Village, Arkansas and formally of Robinson, Ill., passed away at 6:25 p.m. on September 25, 2017, at Eaglecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation , Ash Flat, Ark.

The Graveside Committal Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill. The family has requested that memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., with envelopes available at the funeral home and at the graveside.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., in charge of local arrangements.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Dana Finney

Dana Lou Finney, 61, Champaign, formerly of Oblong, Illinois, passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8pm on Friday, October 13, 2017, at Sunset Funeral Home 710 N Neil St. Champaign IL. 61820. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, October 14, at 9 a.m. at Sunset Funeral Home followed by a service at 1 p.m. at White Oak Cemetery Chapel 14997 N 50th St Oblong IL 62449.

Please join Dana's family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com



Sandra Finn

Sandra Lynn "Sandy" Finn, 58, Newton, died at 4:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, with Larry "Red" Matson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family request casual attire be worn to the visitation, "Supporting Sandy" t-shirts or Teal in honor of cervical cancer, is encouraged. Burial will be in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the family's choice.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

WEEK OF OCTOBER 2, 2017
Britte White

Britte Lynn (Brannon) White, 22, of Palestine Ill., died on Monday, September 25, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Autism Speaks, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Imogene Christy

Imogene Christy, 90, Sumner, died Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. CST Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be at Cresthaven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Lawrence/Crawford Association for Exceptional Citizens.



Gregory Crouse

Gregory Lee Crouse, 67, of Olney, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at Burgin Manor in Olney, Ill., after months of declining health.

Memorials can be made to Hanna Cemetery in Noble, Ill.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Hanna Cemetery in Noble, Ill.



DeVeau Oliver

DeVeau H. Oliver, longtime resident of Oblong, Ill., passed away August 27, 2017, at Cedar Ridge Health and Rehab Center in Lebanon, Ill.

A private family memorial service will be held. The family requests that in lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the American Diabetes Association and may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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



Stacey Miller

Stacey Rose Marie Miller, 31, of Robinson Ill., died at 12:23 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, at Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, at the funeral home. Celebrant Curt Goodwine will be officiating the service. Memorials may be made to the Stacey Miller Memorial Fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. You can also give by going to her memorial wall, found at www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com, where a crowdfunding campaign has been started to help offset funeral expenses.



Evelyn Wheeler

Evelyn J. Wheeler went home to be with her Lord and Savior on October 4, 2017.

A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, Ill. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 12:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Randy Nave officiating the service. A private family burial will be held in the Bailiff Cemetery. Her family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Lincolnland Hospice or to the Bailiff Cemetery Fund in Evelyn's memory. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Carl Dolson

Carl L. Dolson, age 61 of Indianapolis, Indiana, and formerly of Peoria and Charleston, Illinois, passed away September 30, 2017, at Indiana University Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. `

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 6, 2017, at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston. Funeral Services will begin at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 6, 2017. A graveside committal will follow at 3:00 p.m. at York Cemetery, West Union, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Union Public Library or Brownsburg, Indiana Police Department. Gifts may be left at the visitation or service or mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Dr., Charleston, IL 61920.

Monday, October 02, 2017


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