Our Obituaries

Richard Marshall Powell

November 22, 1926 - September 20, 2017

RICHARD POWELL, 90, of Geff, IL, passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.Richard was born on November 22, 1926, in Elm River Township to Marshall and Clara (Gill) Powell. Richard married Ethel Smerdon on November 5, 1952.Richard was a farmer and worked as a rural mail carrier. He was a proud Navy veteran of World War II and a...
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Imogene Fitch

January 19, 1922 - September 10, 2017

IMOGENE FITCH, 95, of Mt. Erie, Illinois, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017 at Way-Fair Nursing Home in Fairfield, Illinois.Imogene was born January 19, 1922 in Mt. Erie, Illinois to George and Maude (Paul) Fout. She married Eldo Fitch January 21, 1950 in Mt. Erie, Illinois and he preceded her in death in 1958. Imogene was a retired line worker for Champion Lab at West Salem, IL. She was...
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Debra Curtis

August 12, 1955 - September 3, 2017

DEBRA ELAINE CURTIS, 62, of Stites, Idaho, passed away on Sunday, September 3, 2017, at St. Joe Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, Idaho.Debra was born on August 12, 1955, in Peoria, IL to Donald "Bud" and Marjorie (Oliver) McAllister. Debra married Jerry Curtis on July 30, 1972, at the Harmony Methodist Church south of Flora. Debra enjoyed gardening, both flowers and food garden. Together, she...
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James E. Seymore

October 4, 1936 - August 30, 2017

JAMES SEYMORE, 80, of Cisne, Illinois passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at his home.James was born October 4, 1936 in Bristol, Virginia to William and Jesse (Parvin) Seymore. He married Dorothy Whipple in 1956 at Rochelle, Illinois. She preceded him in death February 6, 2014.James enjoyed fishing, watching westerns and Cardinal baseball games, and playing cards.James is survived by four...
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Darrell Eugene Scott

August 5, 1947 - August 26, 2017

DARRELL SCOTT, of Mt. Erie, Illinois passed away Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Burgin Manor at Olney, Illinois.Darrell was born August 5, 1947 at Mt. Erie, Illinois to Leland Eugene and Wanda Berniece (Fout) Scott. Darrell was a farmer on the family farm. He enjoyed Game Reserve (TNT) at Mt. Erie, watching television, hunting dove, quail, and pheasant, and fishing. Darrell is survived by...
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Nola Griffith

September 23, 1915 - August 3, 2017

NOLA GRIFFITH, 101, of Wayne City, Illinois passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Way-Fair Nursing Home.Nola was born at Wayne City, Illinois, September 23, 1915 to Silas Andrew and Bertha May (Shreve) Talbert. She married Cecil L. Griffith February 14, 1934 in Wayne County, Illinois. He preceded her in death in 1998.Nola was a housewife and a member of Union Star General Baptist Church at...
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Ray Leslie Stark

July 17, 1942 - July 25, 2017

RAY LESLIE STARK, 75, of St. Peter, Illinois, formerly of the Rinard area passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.Ray was born July 17, 1942 at Rinard, IL to Robert O. and Rosellen (Laughlin) Stark. He married Connie Wieda January 19, 2008 at Blue Point Church in Cisne, ILRay was a mechanical engineer. He enjoyed deer and turkey hunting and fishing...
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Billy Russell

July 8, 1944 - July 23, 2017

BILLY "BILL" EUGENE RUSSELL, 73, of Fairfield, Illinois passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017 at his residence.Bill was born July 8, 1944 at Paducah, Kentucky to William E. and Jeanetta (Meritt) Russell. He married Donna Smith on December 31, 1964 at Fairfield, Illinois.Bill and Donna ran Davis Quality gas station in Fairfield for a number of years. Bill was also an over the road truck driver. Bill...
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Rancel E. Carrell

August 8, 1924 - July 2, 2017

Rancel Elmer Carrell, 92, of Cisne, passed away on July 2, 2017, at the Cisne Nursing and Rehab Center. Rancel was born on August 8, 1924, to William Elmer and Mintie (Powless) Carrell in Johnsonville, IL. He married Mary Jane Burton on September 29, 1946, in Flora, IL. He served in the Navy during World War II. He is a member of the Pleasant Grove Christian Church of Geff. He was a past member...
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Alberta L. Pennington

October 1, 1918 - June 27, 2017

ALBERTA L. PENNINGTON, 98, of Fairfield, IL passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Way-Fair Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fairfield.Alberta was born October 1, 1918 at Springfield, Illinois to Clode and Grace (Shreve) Rogers. She married Rev. James Pennington March 1, 1945 at Wayne City, Illinois and he preceded her in death February 20, 1989.Alberta was a housewife and retired as a...
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Ruth Marie Steele

May 3, 1940 - June 27, 2017

RUTH STEELE, 77, of Flora, Illinois passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at her residence in Flora.Ruth was born May 3, 1940 at Flora, Illinois to Roy and Josephine (Strange) Williams. She married Barney Steele April 1, 1960, at Flora Oak Street Baptist Church, Flora, IL.Ruth was an elementary teacher for the Unit 35 School in Flora, IL for over 20 years. She enjoyed oil painting nature scenes...
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Barbara Sue Henson

January 25, 1943 - June 20, 2017

BARBARA SUE HENSON, 74, of Geff, Illinois passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Linda E. White Hospice Center in Evansville, Indiana.Barbara was born January 25, 1943 at Evansville, Indiana to Vern N. and Novella (Parks) Murphy. She married Jimmy Dale Henson February 20, 2002 at Clay County Court House and he survives.Barbara was a housewife, a factory worker for Champ and a loving mother. She...
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Carol Ann Kell

February 25, 1939 - June 7, 2017

Carol Ann Kell, 78, of Xenia, Illinois passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Way-Fair Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Fairfield, Ill.Carol was born February 25, 1939, in Orchardville, Ill., to Hubert and Edith (McConnaughhay) Brashear. She married Byron Edwin Kell April 4, 1959, in Wayne County, Ill. He preceded her in death October 29, 2001.Carol was a housewife, worked at area country...
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Nancy Lucille Baker

August 23, 1934 - June 3, 2017

NANCY BAKER, 82, of Cisne, Illinois passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Cisne Rehabilitation and Health Center in Cisne, Illinois.Nancy was born August 23, 1934, in Xenia, Il to Halleck and Edna (Young) Mattox. She married James Albert Baker on November 24, 1951, in Johnsonville, Il, and he preceded her in death on October 4, 2015.Nancy was a housewife and machine operator at Airtex in...
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Christina Lynn Brown

August 23, 1950 - May 25, 2017

CHRISTINA LYNN BROWN, 66, of Fairfield, Illinoi passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Flora Rehab and Health Care Center.Christina was born August 23, 1950 at Fairfield, Illinois to Lon and Audrey (Caudle) Brach. She married Edward Lee Brown December 6, 1983 at Sailor Springs, Illinois and he preceded her in death December 20, 2009. Christina was a cabinet builder and graduated from ITT at...
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Nona Lucile Green

July 26, 1931 - May 21, 2017

NONA LUCILE GREEN, 85, of Flora, Illinois passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Cisne Rehab and Health Center. Nona was born July 26, 1931 at Dahlgren, Illinois to Harolle and Lucile (Trotter) Mayberry. She first married Clifford Musgrave, Sr. and he preceded her in death. She then married Charles Green in 1952 at Mt. Vernon, IL and he also preceded her in death in 2008.She was a factory worker at...
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Emma Luella Fitch

July 27, 1922 - May 18, 2017

.LUELLA FITCH, 94, of Cisne, Illinois passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital at Fairfield, Illinois.Luella was born July 27, 1922 at Geff, Illinois to Joseph Wayne and Bertha (Fairleigh) Shelton. She married Francis Marion Fitch January 18, 1940 at Henderson, Kentucky and he preceded her in death January 14, 2010.Luella was a housewife and a nurse's aide at Cisne Manor...
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Juanita Steward

March 13, 1937 - May 16, 2017

JUANITA STEWARD, 80, of Orchardville, Illinois passed away 11:48am Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.Juanita was born March 13, 1937 in Gillham, Arkansas to Jim and Edna (Wood) Dunigan. She married Billy Steward on July 25, 1953.Juanita was a homemaker. She loved feeding and watching birds, listening to music, and working in her flower garden...
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Chester Ray Johnson

February 2, 1926 - May 14, 2017

CHESTER RAY JOHNSON, 91, of Cisne, Illinois, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017 at his home. He was born on February 2, 1926 in Wayne City, Illinois to Rev. Ray and Otha Johnson. He married Grace Lorene Pierce on February 2, 1944 at the home of Rev. Nelson Shields in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.Chester served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 spending 1 ½ years of that time in Germany. He had...
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William Carson

December 4, 1945 - May 9, 2017

WILLIAM 'BILL' CARSON, 71, of Cisne, Illinois passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.Bill was born December 4, 1945 at Cisne, Illinois to William Howard and Ida E. (Pollard) Carson. He married Joyce Barrett August 12, 1978 at Allerton Park Monticello, Illinois. Bill was self-employed as an Auctioneer and Real Estate Broker for Carson Auction and Realty...
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Gary B. Trotter

January 30, 1944 - May 6, 2017

GARY TROTTER, 73, of Enterprise, IL passed away Saturday, May 6, 2017, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon, IL.Gary was born January 30, 1944, in Cisne, IL to Pearl and Dorothy (Farmer) Trotter. Gary was an auto mechanic for several years. He was also a proud Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife, Kay; daughter, Monique of Edwardsville, IL; and 3 grandchildren, Olivia, Adam,...
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Nikol Nadine Henson

September 25, 1969 - April 3, 2017

NIKOL NADINE HENSON, 47 of Cisne, Illinois passed away 2:50am Monday, April 3, 2017 at Centralia Manor in Centralia, Illinois.Nikol was born September 25, 1969 in Fairfield, Illinois to William and Cheryl (Spicer) Henson. She was a Deli Manager at Schnucks in Centralia, Illinois and a member of Salem Free Methodist Church. Nikol enjoyed needlepoint and quilting.Nikol is survived by her parents,...
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Donna Bailey

August 22, 1940 - March 23, 2017

DONNA J. BAILEY, 76, of Cisne, IL passed away 2:20pm Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.Donna was born on August 22, 1940 in Washington, IL to Donald and Mary (Armstrong) Thompson. She married Elman Bailey in Corinth, MS on November 30, 1957.Donna was very artistic and taught ceramics for Frontier Community College; she owned and operated Bailey's Auction Barn and Bailey's...
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Nina M. Marvel

May 3, 1943 - March 12, 2017

NINA MARIE MARVEL, 73, of Ferguson, Missouri, passed away Sunday March 12, 2017 at Manor Care in Florissant, Missouri.Nina was born May 3, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri to Gilbert and Jeannette (Worden) Robinson.Nina is survived by her children David Marvel, Robert (Cindy) Marvel of Wayne City, IL, Gina Lloyd, and Vance (Tina) Marvel; siblings Alan Robinson, Dennis Robinson, Susie Sanford, Lori...
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Mary Edith Simpson

October 31, 1929 - March 7, 2017

MARY EDITH SIMPSON, 87, of Cisne, IL passed away 10:05am Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at her home.Mary Edith was born on October 31, 1929 in Johnsonville to Henry and Ella (Galbraith) Weaver. She married Dale Simpson in Johnsonville on August 23, 1947 and he survives.Mary Edith is survived by her husband, Dale of Cisne; daughters, Dianne (David) Allen and Judy Holroyd of Cisne; a son, Donnie (Erica)...
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Bernard Marvin Talbert

May 26, 1927 - February 9, 2017

BERNARD M. TALBERT, 89, of Johnsonville, Illinois passed away at 7:27am Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Cisne Rehab and Health Care Center.Bernard was born May 26, 1927 at Johnsonville, Illinois to Herb and Ida Mae (Burroughs) Jones. He married Colleen Laquita Caudle July 2, 1947 in Wayne County, Illinois and she preceded him in death November 19, 1988.Bernard was a farmer, Road Commissioner for...
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Alice Marie Fatheree

December 25, 1924 - February 8, 2017

Alice Marie Fatheree, 92, formerly of Wayne City, passed away at 7:48 p.m. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, where she had been a long-time resident.She was born on December 25, 1924 in Marion County, IL to Thomas Pittman and Ella (Cole) Roux.She first married Dale Roy Holleman, four daughters were born into this union, Maryann (Harold) Allen of Orchardville, Gail...
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Sheila Jeanette Smith

October 9, 1956 - January 29, 2017

SHEILA JEANETTE SMITH, 60, of Orchardville, Illinois passed away Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.Sheila was born October 9, 1956 at Flora, Illinois to Hubert W. and Edith (McConnaughhay) Brashear. She married John E. 'Jack' Smith, Sr. December 28, 1973 at the Pleasant Hill Christian Church and he survives.Sheila was a Social Worker for SSM Hospice at Mt....
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Margaret Annette Milner

April 18, 1935 - January 27, 2017

MARGARET ANNETTE MILNER, 81, of Cisne, Illinois passed away at 5:07AM, Friday, January 27, 2017 at Cisne Rehab and Health Care Center.Margaret was born April 18, 1935 at St. Louis, Missouri to Benjamin and Ella (Gill) Poleski. She married Joseph Milner November 22, 1983 at Fairfield, Illinois and he survives.Margaret was a Home Caregiver. She enjoyed flower gardening and crocheting.Margaret is...
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Phyllis Caldwell Hale

June 28, 1936 - January 21, 2017

PHYLLIS CALDWELL HALE, 80, of Clay City, Illinois passed away Saturday, January 21, 2017 at her home.Phyllis was born June 28, 1936 at Sperry, Oklahoma to Henry (Hank) I. and Verbie (Prock) Caldwell. She married Gilbert Dean Hale September 3, 1965 at Cisne Christian Church.Phyllis moved to Cisne, Illinois with her family in 1945. She graduated from Cisne High School with class of 1955. After...
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Dora May Reed

April 17, 1925 - January 20, 2017

DORA MAY REED, 91, of rural Cisne, Illinois passed away 6:42am Friday, January 20, 2017 at Cisne Rehabilitation and Health Center.Dora was born April 17, 1925 at Twin Falls, Idaho to Neils and Matilda (Laws) Pearson. She married Leslie V. Reed August 6, 1943 at Salt Lake City, Utah. He preceded her in death November 15, 1988. She was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting and sewing. Dora was a...
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Gordon Henry Smith

March 12, 1927 - December 30, 2016

Gordon Henry Smith, 89, of Fairfield, passed away at 12:47 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at Shawnee Christian Nursing Home in Herrin, ILHe was born on March 12, 1927 in Stanley, Wisconsin to Henry and Jennie (Christianson) Smith. He married Ruby Spitzner on November 19, 1949 in Henderson, KY. She survives.Other survivors include two sons Dan (Jane) Smith of Herrin and Doug (Candy) Smith of...
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William Robert Gill

January 22, 1932 - December 26, 2016

WILLIAM ROBERT 'BOB' GILL, 84, of Cisne, IL passed away 6:34am Monday, December 26, 2016 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.Bob was born January 22, 1932 at Clay City, IL to Glen W. and Edna G. (Hubble) Gill. He married Barbara J. Shew December 31, 1962 at Shawneetown, IL. Bob was a farmer and Road Commissioner for Zif Township and a member of Zif Baptist Church. He enjoyed...
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Janice Doreen Schell

December 6, 1941 - December 20, 2016

JANICE DOREEN SCHELL, 75 of Cisne passed away at 4:10AM; Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at the Fairfield Memorial Hospital, Fairfield, ILShe was born on Dec. 6, 1941 at Cisne to Verlon A. & Virginia R. (Conner) Shannon. She married Phillip R. Schell on Dec. 4, 1960 in Cisne, ILShe was a housewife , enjoyed reading and being with grandkids. She was a member of the Cisne Christian Church; Cisne,...
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Russell Hosselton

December 20, 1920 - December 18, 2016

Russell Hosselton, 95, of Olney, passed away at 9:00 p.m. Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Burgin Manor in Olney.He was born on December 20, 1920 in Clay City to William Seth and Dorothy (Moseley) Hosselton.He married Vivien B. Land on April 6, 1947 in Olney. She preceded him in death on July 18, 2006. Also preceding him in death was four brothers Harold, Gill, Joe and L.B. "Jr." and one...
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Donald Jean Walker

January 10, 1939 - December 11, 2016

DONALD WALKER, 77, of Mill Shoals, Illinois passed away 5:31pm Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.Donald was born January 10, 1939 at Mt. Erie, Illinois to Aaron Clifford and Mildred (Allison) Walker. Donald was a retired Heavy Equipment Operator for Local #150 and oil field employee. He enjoyed camping and fishing.Donald is survived by his fiance' Pamela Sheraden of Mill...
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Harold Dean Allen

October 21, 1939 - November 19, 2016

.HAROLD DEAN ALLEN, 77, of Orchardville, Illinois passed away at 6:30pm Saturday, November 19, 2016 at his residence.Harold was born October 21, 1939 in Orchardville, Illinois to Roy and Luna (Slover) Allen. He married Maryann Holleman December 3, 1960 in Orchardville, Illinois and she survives.Harold was a union carpenter with local 634 and had been a volunteer firefighter for the Orchardville...
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William T. Taylor

July 16, 1949 - November 19, 2016

WILLIAM T. "BILL" TAYLOR, 67, of Cisne, Illinois passed away at 1:53pm Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.William was born July 16, 1949 in Fulton, Kentucky to Donald H. and Isabelle (Leathers) Taylor.William was a farmer and a member of the Cisne United Methodist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and farming.William is survived by his mother...
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Douglas Bruce Holtzinger

May 6, 1956 - November 16, 2016

DOUGLAS BRUCE HOLTZINGER, 60, of Flora, Illinois, formerly of Normal, Illinois passed away 4:15pm Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at his residence.Doug was born May 6, 1956 at Dallas, TX to Robert and Lenore (Crego) Holtzinger. He married Donna Jean Curtis August 4, 1990 at Albuquerque, New Mexico.Doug was a truck driver for over twenty years; last working for Casey's General Store and was a die...
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Noma Lawrence

October 27, 1930 - November 9, 2016

NOMA I. LAWRENCE, 86, of Cisne, IL formerly of Geff passed away at 5:17am Wednesday, November 09, 2016 at her home.Noma was born October 27, 1930 at Iuka, IL to Emery and Sylvia (Williamson) Leathers. She married Kelly W. Lawrence June 8, 1953 at Rock Falls, IL. He preceded her in death August 9, 2002.Noma was a homemaker and a member of the Brush Creek Community of Christ Church near...
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John A. McBride

February 12, 1946 - November 1, 2016

JOHN A. "BIG JOHN" McBRIDE, 70, of Xenia, IL passed away at 4:15pm Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at his residence.John was born February 12, 1946 in Orchard Township in Wayne County, IL to Roscoe and Wreatha (Miley) McBride. He married Carol McManaway in 1987.John was a farmer. He enjoyed fishing, bird hunting, golf, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a wonderful father, grandfather...
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Velma Arlene Dickey

October 14, 1928 - October 29, 2016

Velma Arlene Dickey, 88, of Locust Grove, Oklahoma, passed away October 29, 2016. Velma was born on October 14, 1928, to Rev. Harrolle Halsey and Lucile (Trotter) Mayberry. She married the late Orville Dickey on March 1, 1946. Velma and Orville worked together to raise a family and farm. In 1963, they both began working at the Fairfield Garment Factory. Velma was also a member of the Cisne...
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Joyce Mae Brown

May 24, 1927 - October 4, 2016

JOYCE MAE BROWN, 89, of Clay City, IL passed away Tuesday, October 04, 2016 at her residence.She was born May 24, 1927 near Cisne, IL to Robley and Iva (Gill) Reid. She married Ray Hall in 1947. She later married Warren Brown in 1973 and he preceded her in death in 1987.Joyce attended Thomas Grade School in Clay County, Clay City High School and Eastern Illinois University for one year in...
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Lillie Pearl Kneff

April 27, 1916 - October 3, 2016

LILLIE P. KNEFF, 100, of Flora, IL passed away at 12:34PM Monday, October 3, 2016 at Flora Gardens in Flora, IL.Lillie was born April 27, 1916 at Flora, IL to Pearley and Faye (Staley) Williams. She first married Walter Kneff and he preceded her in death. She then married Curtis Henderson and he also preceded her in death. Lillie was a factory worker for Clothing Manufacturing. She attended...
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Joyce Boyles

September 18, 1924 - September 24, 2016

JOYCE BOYLES, 92, of Cisne, IL passed away 6PM, Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Burgin Manor in Olney, IL.Joyce was born September 18, 1924 at Mt. Erie, IL to Willie and Gladys (Troyer) King. She married Robert I. Boyles January 15, 1942 at St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death April 28, 1974. Joyce retired as a beautician after 50 years, and was a member of the Cisne Christian Church. She...
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James Lawrence Shehorn

September 15, 1918 - September 11, 2016

LAWRENCE SHEHORN, 97, of Flora, IL passed away 8:30AM Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Flora Gardens.Lawrence was born September 15, 1918 at Johnsonville, IL to John B. and Lulu Marie (Manahan) Shehorn. He married Opal (Greathouse) Burgess January 12, 1964 at Xenia, IL and she preceded him in death August 26, 2008.Lawrence was a retired farmer and carpenter, working with Sam Bradford and Leonard...
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Robert H. Smith

May 21, 1923 - September 4, 2016

Robert H. Smith, 93, of Rinard died on Sunday, September 4, 2016, at his home. He was a member of Blue Point Free Will Baptist Church near Cisne and a member of the American Legion. He served in the Navy in World War II as a Seaman First Class. He survived the sinking of the USS Southern Seas during Typhoon Louise, which hit the coast of Okinawa in 1945. He also served on the USS Nashville. He...
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Vera A. Keyser

April 26, 1918 - August 30, 2016

Vera Keyser a long-time resident of the Mt. Erie area, joined her Heavenly Father on Tuesday August 30.2016 In celebration of her life, a memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, September 3 at Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne. Visitation will be 2 hours before the service at the funeral home with burial in the Brown cemetery.Vera Keyser was born at Watson, Illinois on April 26, 1918...
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Margaret V. Yates

April 21, 1912 - August 23, 2016

MARGARET V. YATES, 104, of Olney, IL formerly of Rinard, IL passed away at 12:45pm Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Burgin Manor in Olney.Margaret was born April 21, 1912 at Rinard, IL to James P. and Emma Sue (Ray) Mugrage. She married Berl E. 'Shorty' Yates October 8, 1938 at Henderson, KY. He preceded her in death January 27, 2003.Margaret was a homemaker and member of the United Methodist Church...
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Nora Bernice Murphy

June 12, 1915 - August 15, 2016

NORA BERNICE MURPHY, 101, of Fairfield, IL passed away 10:05PM Monday, August 15, 2016 at Cisne Rehab and Health Center.Nora was born June 12, 1915 at Iola, IL to Segil Francis (Frank) and Lilly Ellen (Murry) Rodgers. She first married Walter VanFleet in 1930. She later married George Kirkpatrick in 1937 and Floyd Murphy in 1983. They all preceded her in death.Nora was a homemaker and retired...
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Robert Lee Scott

February 3, 1941 - August 15, 2016

Robert Lee Scott, 75, of Xenia, IL passed away at 12:35AM at his home August 15, 2016. He was a retired farmer. He was born in Wayne County to the late Lewis Earl and Verneta (Smith) Scott on February 3, 1941. He married Norma Jean Dulaney on January 22, 1958 at Flora, IL.Robert was a member of Pleasant Hill (Needmore) Christian Church. Per Robert's wishes there will be no visitation. ...
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Geneva Block

June 23, 1925 - August 7, 2016

GENEVA BLOCK, 91, of Flora, IL passed away at 6:05PM Sunday, August 7, 2016 at Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.Geneva was born June 23, 1925 in Flora, IL to Lee and Pansy (Cooper) Kittle. She married Carroll Block February 11, 1947 at Cisne, IL. He preceded her in death March 9, 2005. Geneva was a Nurses Aid at Clay County Hospital. She enjoyed crocheting and crossword puzzles...
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Margaret M. Duke

August 18, 1915 - August 2, 2016

Margaret M. Duke breathed her last on August 2. August 18th, 2015, she celebrated her 100th birthday. She outlived most of her friends and acquaintances over these years, including her husband of 58 years, Ellery, whose life ended 17 years ago. Her life has been devoted to family, her church, and the community of Cisne. She has touched many lives through her life, as a life-long Eastern Star...
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Lorena Lee Marshel

October 6, 1938 - August 1, 2016

.LORENA LEE MARSHEL, 77, of Centralia, IL passed away at 12:15pm Monday, August 1, 2016 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.Lorena was born October 6, 1938 at Fairfield, IL to Charles W. and Mabel L. (Switzer) Isles. She retired as a Registered Nurse at Murray Center in Centralia. She enjoyed her pets and flowers. Lorena is survived by a daughter Dawn Rae (Earl, Jr.) Smith of Johnsonville, IL...
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Ricky Lee Talbert

September 23, 1958 - July 26, 2016

RICKY LEE TALBERT, 57, of Cisne, IL passed away 10:30pm Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at his residence.Ricky was born September 23, 1958 at Fairfield, IL to Lowell and Cynthia (Mattox) Talbert. He worked in the oil field and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan. Ricky was a member of the Providence General Baptist Church.Ricky is survived by his parents Lowell and Cynthia Talbert of Cisne, IL, a sister...
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Thomas Wickham

June 9, 1950 - July 18, 2016

THOMAS WILLARD WICKHAM, 66, of Cisne, IL passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. He was born on June 9, 1950 at Mt. Vernon, IL to Willard A. and Morene (Miller) Wickham. He married Linda Glover on Feb. 24, 1973 at Mt. Erie, IL. He had retired after many years as a driver's education teacher and coach from the Fairfield Community High School. He graduated...
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Agnes Darlene Leathers

April 15, 1934 - July 18, 2016

AGNES DARLENE LEATHERS ,82, of Flora, IL passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at her home in Flora. Darlene was born on April 15, 1934 in Enterprise, IL to Creed and Olivie (McCracken) Perry. She married William G. Leathers on January 11, 1950 in Cisne, IL and he preceded her in death in 2001.Darlene was a member of the Geff Ruritan Club and the Oak Street Southern Baptist Church in Flora.She was...
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Allen Lee Michels

December 23, 1954 - June 24, 2016

ALLEN LEE MICHELS, 61, of Cisne, IL passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 on the family farm.Allen was born December 23, 1954 at Flora, IL to Albert C. and Lela E. (Hickenbottom) Michels. He married Kathy Howe July 18, 1975 in Flora, IL and she survives.Allen was a self-employed cattleman and farmer. He cherished his family, enjoyed giving tractor and 4 Wheeler rides to his grandsons and was an avid...
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Elsie Mae Simms

February 21, 1936 - June 13, 2016

ELSIE MAE SIMMS, 80, of Johnsonville, IL passed away Monday, June 13, 2016 at her home.Elsie was born February 21, 1936 at Central City, IL to James Murl and Vera (McKelvey) Chaffin. She married Pete Simms on February 21, 1954 at Belleville, IL and he preceded her in death in 2000.Elsie was a homemaker.Elsie is survived by one daughter Terri Hacker, two sons Clifford Simms and Kenneth Simms all...
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Jimmy Ray Leegaard

May 18, 1963 - June 4, 2016

JIMMY RAY LEEGAARD, 53, passed away June 4, 2016 at Ellenton, Florida. He was born May18, 1963 at Morris, Minnesota to Jerry Ernest and Sharon Kay (Johnson) Leegaard. He enjoyed hunting and collecting arrowheads, fishing, hunting, and attending racing events. He thoroughly enjoyed having a "cold one." The highlight of his life was time spent with his kids and grandkids. Jimmy is survived by his...
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Pansy C. Fatheree

November 2, 1922 - May 18, 2016

PANSY C. FATHEREE, 93, of Cisne, IL passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Flora Rehab and Healthcare Center in Flora, IL.Pansy was born November 2, 1922 at Zenith, IL to Clauid and Susan (Stull) Brown. Pansy was a homemaker and a member of Brush Creek Reorganized Latter Day Saints Church. She had a unique sense of humor.Pansy is survived by her son Wayne (Eddi) Fatheree of Flora, IL; two...
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Blane Richard Holroyd

May 18, 1956 - May 9, 2016

BLANE RICHARD HOLROYD, 59, of Cisne, IL passed away Monday, May 9, 2016 at Clay County Hospital at Flora, IL.Blane was born May 18, 1956 to Richard and Nancy (Blozauckas) Holroyd) at Queens, NY. He married Judy Simpson September 20, 1987 at Cisne, IL and she survives.Blane was a Blending Technician for Sherwin Williams Paints and Stains. He enjoyed Drag Racing.Blane is survived by his wife Judy...
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Lela Mae Mulherin

December 3, 1920 - May 1, 2016

LELA MAE MULHERIN, 95, of Mojave, CA, formerly of the Enterprise area passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at her residence in Mojave.Lela Mae was born December 3, 1920 at the farm near Enterprise to Herbert and Sylvia (Robertson) Miller. She married Gerald Mulherin December 3, 1959 at St. Louis, MO. He preceded her in death. Lela Mae worked as the Director of the EKG Department at DePaul Hospital...
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Doris M. Bozarth

December 24, 1929 - April 26, 2016

DORIS M. BOZARTH, 86, of Cisne, IL passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 3:09am at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.Doris was born December 24, 1929 at Cisne, IL to George and Faye (Conard) Block. She married Robert Bozarth March 16, 1949 at Morganfield, KY and he survives.Doris was a homemaker and bookkeeper for Bozarth Oil Company and the Farm. She was an active member of Blue Point Free Will...
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Leland Edward Stine

March 11, 1922 - April 16, 2016

LELAND EDWARD STINE, 94, of Fairfield, IL passed away Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 1:25pm at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.Leland was born March 11, 1922 in Cisne, IL to Earl M. and Wenona A. (Hubble) Stine. He was preceded in death by his wives Mary Lou Murphy, Joy E. Higdon and Betty Xanders. Leland was an avid outdoorsman, retired jeweler from Stine Jewelers, WWII Veteran and a member of First...
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Marjorie Marie Pittman

June 16, 1928 - April 8, 2016

MARJORIE MARIE PITTMAN, 87, of Rinard, IL passed away at 9:30AM Friday, April 08, 2016 at her home.Marjorie was born June 16, 1928 at Cisne, IL to Lyman and Bertha (Hadley) Harrington. She married Onel Wayne Pittman August 7, 1945 at Clay City, IL and he preceded her in death August 13, 1994. Marjorie was also preceded in death by her parents, one grandchild, Brandy Cook, two sisters: Velma...
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Archie E. Harris

December 1, 1938 - March 30, 2016

ARCHIE EDWARD HARRIS, 77, of Geff, IL passed away at 6:40PM Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield, IL. Archie was born December 1, 1938 at West Salem, IL to Harold and Stella (Penrod) Harris. He married Rebecca Garen July 7, 1985 in Marion County, IL. Archie was a welder and a member of Geff Christian Church.He is survived by his wife Rebecca Harris of Geff, IL;...
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Kristen DeAnn Swan

July 9, 1991 - March 23, 2016

KRISTEN DEANN SWAN, 24, of Cisne, IL, passed away at 3:20 PM, Wed. March 23, 2016 at Bluford, IL.She was born on July 9, 1991 at Mt. Vernon, IL to Christopher & Holly (Simpson) Swan. She was a waitress.Kristen liked journaling, spending time outdoors with friends and family and she always looked for a fun adventureSurviving Kristen are her parents Christopher Swan of Mt. Vernon, IL and Holly...
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Jackie Case

April 22, 1942 - March 22, 2016

JACK G. CASE, 73, of Effingham, IL formerly of the Johnsonville area passed away at 7:03AM Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.Jack was born April 22, 1942 in Rinard, IL to Glen and Thelma (Barnfield) Case. He married Janice Bosley July 22, 1960 at Glenwood/Providence General Baptist Church and she survives.Mr. Case was a retired FBI Agent having served in...
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Allen Wayne Dickey

October 9, 1950 - March 19, 2016

ALLEN WAYNE DICKEY, 65, of Mt. Erie, IL passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at his residence in Mt. Erie.He was born on October 9, 1950 at Sims, IL to Orville C. and Velma (Mayberry) Dickey. He married Peggy Atwood on August 15, 1970 in Cisne, IL.He was a retired supervisor at Champion Laboratories working 37 years.He was a member of the Mt. Erie Ruritan Club. His hobbies included collecting and...
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Hazel D. Akers

July 18, 1916 - March 10, 2016

HAZEL D. BARNES AKERS, 99, of Flora, IL passed away Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Flora Gardens in Flora.Hazel was born July 18, 1916 in Clay City, IL to Francis Marion and Mary (Shelton) Henderson. She married John Barnes November 29, 1935 at Greenup, IL. He preceded her in death in 1953. Hazel was a housewife and retired as a cook from McEndree Grade School in Flora. She enjoyed quilting,...
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Lana Louise Kauble

July 8, 1944 - March 5, 2016

LANA LOUISE KAUBLE, 71, of Albion, IL entered her eternal life Saturday, March 05, 2016 at her home.Lana was born July 8, 1944 at Clay City, IL to Lawrence and Lucille (Wyatt) Kauble. Lana retired as a Quality Control Inspector from Kern Manufacturing Sewing Factory at Flora, IL. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her grandchildren. Lana was a member of the Jehovah Witness.Lana is...
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Marvin Dale Wert

May 20, 1938 - February 25, 2016

Marvin Dale Wert, 77, of Mt. Erie, passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at his home, surrounded by family. He was born on May 20, 1938, in Armington, IL to Lova Elmer and Ilma (Frantz) Wert. He married Eleanor Moore on December 18, 1956 in Bloomington.Marvin is survived by his wife of 59 years, Eleanor Wert of Mt. Erie; a daughter, Regina Wert-Campo (Edgar Jr.) of Slidell, La; sons, Gary...
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Robert F. Kyburz

April 15, 1939 - February 25, 2016

ROBERT F. KYBURZ, 76, of Cisne, IL passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, IN.Robert was born April 15, 1939 at Chatsworth, IL to Fred and Lenore (Griffith) Kyburz. He married Norma Jean Benedict August 30, 1986 at Hudson, IL. Robert was a Teamster Local of Northern IL retiring from Nussbaum Trucking after 30 years. He enjoyed camping and woodworking and...
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Ada Darline Courtright

November 22, 1933 - February 24, 2016

ADA DARLINE (ATTEBERRY) COURTRIGHT, 82, of Geff, IL completed her earthly journey Wednesday, February 24, 2016.Darline was born November 22, 1933, in Cisne, IL to Walter and Lucille (Russell) Atteberry. Darline wed her high school sweetheart, JB Courtright December 22, 1951 in Cisne, IL. Darline worked and retired from Airtex. Darline was an active member of Enterprise United Methodist Church...
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Leonard Otis Donoho

October 17, 1918 - February 24, 2016

LEONARD OTIS DONOHO, 97, of Xenia, IL passed away Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at Fireside House in Centralia, IL. Leonard was born October 17, 1918 at Orchardville, IL to Fred and Edna B. (Allen) Donoho. He married Mildred Maxine Slover May 12, 1938 at Fairfield, IL. She preceded him in death July 9, 1995.Leonard was a retired carpenter of 35 years and a General Baptist minister. He enjoyed...
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Harley Dean Backstrom

July 25, 1952 - February 6, 2016

HARLEY BACKSTROM, 63, of Holiday, FL passed away Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at Helen Ellis Hospital in Tarpon Springs, FL.Harley was born July 25, 1952 at Hammond, IN to Lauren and Doris (Caldwell) Backstrom. He married Mary Martino August 7, 1976 at Chicago, IL and she survives. He was a maintenance worker.Harley is survived by his wife Mary Backstrom of Holiday, FL; one daughter Nicole (Joe)...
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Wanda Lee Tomblinson

June 14, 1937 - February 6, 2016

WANDA LEE TOMBLINSON, 78, of Olney, IL passed away Saturday, Feb. 6th, 2016 at Select Care in Evansville, Indiana.Wanda was born June 14, 1937 at Mt. Erie, IL to Charles Otis and Goldie M. (Ferguson) Chapman. She married Donald L. Tomblinson at Urbana, IL in 1974. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and crocheting.Wanda is survived by two daughters Mary Ann (Philip) Scranton of West Salem,...
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Dorothy M. Galbraith

September 8, 1928 - January 21, 2016

DOROTHY MAXINE GALBRAITH, 87, of Sims, IL passed from this life at 7:55AM Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor at Mt. Vernon, IL.Dorothy was born September 8, 1928 in Sims, IL to William Marshall Powless and Ethel Legg Powless. She married John Henry Galbraith February 24, 1946 in Sims, IL. He preceded her in death by less than one day.For many years she was a member of...
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Jeffrey Allen Burroughs

January 31, 1956 - January 11, 2016

JEFFREY ALLEN BURROUGHS, 59, of Cisne, IL passed away Monday, January 11, 2016 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.Jeffrey was born January 31, 1956 in Olney, IL to Marlin L. and Maxine F. (Travis) Burroughs. He was divorcedHe was a retired police officer with Flora Police Department at Flora, IL and a member of the Elks in Flora, IL.Jeffrey is survived by his parents Marlin and Maxine...
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Wilma Jean Maloy

November 25, 1931 - January 7, 2016

WILMA JEAN MALOY, 84, of Geff, IL passed away Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Way-Fair Nursing and Rehab Center in Fairfield.Wilma was born November 25, 1931 to Henry King and Clara (Murphy) King Winters at Cisne, IL. She married Douglas Maloy October 24, 1953 at Fairfield, ILWilma retired from Fairfield Memorial Hospital having served as a registered nurse. She was a member of Pleasant Grove...
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Robert Eugene Gill

March 24, 1935 - December 25, 2015

ROBERT EUGENE 'GENE' GILL, 80 of Mt. Erie, IL, passed away Friday, Dec. 25, 2015 at the Cisne Healthcare & Rehab Center at Cisne, ILHe was born on Mar. 24, 1935 at Clay City, IL to George A. & Mearl (Mix) Gill. He married Loretta McCracken on Nov. 15, 1963 in Cisne, IL.He was a retired bricklayer, heavy equipment operator, and farmer and he had served on the Mt. Erie Grade School Board...
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Betty J. Vest

May 6, 1933 - December 24, 2015


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Bennie Guillian Yohe

June 4, 1928 - December 20, 2015

BENNIE GUILLIAN YOHE, 87, of McLeansboro, IL, formerly of Mt. Erie passed away Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 at Hamilton Rehab and Health Care Center at McLeansboro, ILBennie was born June 4, 1928 at Mt. Erie, IL to Dale O. and Carmen E. (Sullivan) Yohe, He married Billie Jo Privitte October 26, 1950 at Mattoon, IL.Bennie was a retired farmer and loving father; a veteran of the Korean War serving as PFC...
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Tristan Wayne Atteberry

May 11, 1996 - November 10, 2015

TRISTAN WAYNE ATTEBERRY, 19, of Mt. Erie, IL passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.Tristan was born May 11, 1996 at Evansville, IN to Jason and Christy D. (Wattles) Atteberry. Tristan was a future farmer and worked on Atteberry Farms and was a 2014 Cisne High School graduate. He was a member of the Cisne High School FFA...
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Nova Deane Wells

March 27, 1924 - November 2, 2015

NOVA DEANE WELLS, 91 of Mattoon, IL passed away at 2:56pm Monday, November 2, 2015 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System at Mattoon, IL.Nova was born March 27, 1924 at Wynoose, IL to Herschel and Bessie (Long) Fitch. She was a factory worker at Brown Shoe Company at Charleston, IL. Nova was a member of Cumberland Presbyterian 'Brown' Church near Mt. Erie, IL.Nova is survived by one daughter Donna...
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Doris L. Bland

September 26, 1922 - October 29, 2015


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Joyce A. Jasik

May 26, 1948 - October 27, 2015

JOYCE A. JASIK, 67, of Birmingham, AL passed away 11am Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at St. Vincent's East Hospital in Birmingham, AL.Joyce was born May 26, 1948 at Detroit, MI to Cecil A. and Mildred J. (Johnston) Simpson. Joyce retired as a Data Processor at EDS Corporation (Subsidiary of GM) in Detroit, MI. She was of the Catholic faith.Joyce is survived by her mother Mildred Hargrave of Geff, IL...
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Donna Pauline Grandon

October 13, 1923 - October 22, 2015

DONNA PAULINE GRANDON, 92 years and 9 days, of Flora, IL went to be with the Lord at 11:07pm on October 22, 2015.Donna was born October 13, 1923 in Louisville, IL to John William and Lotha (Griffy) Jones at Louisville, IL. She married Leon G. Grandon November 20, 1948 at Morganfield, KY. He preceded her in death May 7, 1990.Donna was a housewife and worked at the International Shoe Factory at...
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James A. Baker

May 30, 1932 - October 4, 2015

JAMES A. "JIM" BAKER, 83, of Cisne, passed away 6:06 p.m. Sunday, October 4, 2015, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon, IL. Jim was born May 30, 1932 in Flora, IL to James Henry and Ola (Hayes) Baker. He married Nancy Mattox on November 24, 1951 in Louisville, IL. Jim was retired from Trunkline Gas at Johnsonville where he was an engineer technician for 25 years, and was a...
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Helen R. Hosselton

January 14, 1923 - September 21, 2015

HELEN R. HOSSELTON, 92, of Clay City, IL entered her heavenly home Monday, September 21, 2015 at Richland Memorial Hospital at Olney, IL.Helen was born January 14, 1923 at Oblong, IL to Ralph Russell and Edna Zora (Harmon) Henry. She married Gill Hosselton January 7, 1942 at Flora, IL and he preceded her in death March 12, 2001. Helen was a homemaker and retired as Head Cook from Clay City High...
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Easter Marlene Cosner

April 5, 1958 - September 15, 2015

EASTER "MARLENE" COSNER, 57, of Flora, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, surrounded by her family. She was born on April 5, 1958, to Clinard and Ruby (Worley) Curtis. She married Allen Cosner and they were together for 25 years.Marlene is survived by her husband, Allen Cosner of Flora; children, Jed Williams (Chris Showalters) of Flora, Emily Ervin ...
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Edna Kay McKinney

April 5, 1944 - September 7, 2015

EDNA KAY MCKINNEY, 71, of Cisne, IL passed away Monday, September 7, 2015 at her residence.Edna Kay was born April 5, 1944 at Mt. Erie, IL to Samuel Emmette and Addie Belle (McKay) Allison. She married David McKinney in 1979 and he preceded her in death.Edna Kay retired from North American Lighting in 2009 and was a driver for local Amish. She was a member of Enterprise United Methodist Church;...
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Glen Burton Bates

May 3, 1916 - September 1, 2015

GLEN BURTON 'BURT' BATES, 99, of Fairfield, IL passed away at 9:31PM; Tuesday, Sept, 1, 2015 at Lavender Ridge in Mt. Vernon, IL.Burt was born May 3, 1916 at Clay City, IL to Sam and Lena (Barnes) Bates. He married Bernetta 'Becky' Cathline (Hubble) Bates on December 27, 1938 at Henderson, KY. Burt farmed until late 60's and retired from Wayne Co. Supervisor of Assessments in Fairfield, IL in...
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Bruce Everett Pittman

July 22, 1953 - August 30, 2015

BRUCE EVERETT PITTMAN, 62, of Flora, IL passed away at 1:45PM Sunday, August 30, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, MO as a result of an accident. Bruce was born July 22, 1953 at Flora, IL to Everett O. and Nina Jean (Robinson) Pittman. He was married to Sandra (Stevens) Gross.Bruce was a Packaging Engineer at North American Lighting, having worked there for 32 years. He was a member of...
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Mary Belle Dunn

April 6, 1923 - August 9, 2015

MARY BELLE (HAMILTON) DUNN, 92, of West Frankfort, IL passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015 at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, IL.Mary was born April 6, 1923 in Cisne, IL to James Michael and Alice Gertrude (Brumett) Hamilton. She married James Patrick Dunn August 11, 1941 at St. Charles, MO and he preceded her in death in 1970. She was a homemaker and a member of Grace Awakening in Benton, IL.Mary...
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Abby Nicole Bailey

December 7, 1990 - July 22, 2015

ABBY NICOLE BAILEY, 24, of Mt. Erie, IL passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.Abby was born December 7, 1990 at Olney, IL to Rick and Jane (Finley) Bailey. She was a secretary for AgriGold at St. Francisville, IL. Previously she was a member of Mt. Erie Hilltoppers 4-H Club and FFA at Cisne High School. She was of the Christian faith. Abby graduated from Southern...
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Leland L. Johnson

August 16, 1925 - July 15, 2015

LELAND L. (BILL) JOHNSON, 89 of Fairfield, IL dies at home; Retired Oil Business ExecutiveBill Johnson, 89, of Fairfield died at 7:45PM on Wednesday, July 15th at this home.Bill spent his life in the oil and gas industry working in roles that took him and his family to Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. After returning to the United States, he took a position as VP of North American...
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Harold E. Block

August 9, 1921 - June 20, 2015

HAROLD E. BLOCK, 93, of Cisne, IL passed away 8:15PM Saturday, June 20, 2015 peacefully at his home surrounded by his family. Harold was born August 9, 1921 at Cisne, IL to William A. and Francis Ethel (Conard) Block. He married Elenora Haynes March 22, 1967 at Flora, IL and she survives.Harold retired as a construction worker and painter for Las Young Construction Company in Cisne, IL. He was...
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Betty H. Pennington

March 26, 1927 - June 8, 2015

BETTY PENNINGTON, 88, of Johnsonville, IL passed away 11:55PM Monday, June 8, 2015 at Way-Fair Nursing and Rehab in Fairfield, IL.Betty was born March 26, 1927 at Teaberry, KY to Will and Martha (Howell) Hall. She married Everett Pennington June 26, 1947 at Pikeville, KY. He preceded her in death September 8, 1995.Betty was a retired cook at Senior Nutrition at Fairfield, member of Providence...
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