Our Obituaries

Rosemary Eileen Frederick

May 9, 1946 - July 1, 2017

Rosemary Eileen Frederick, age 71, of Mt. Erie passed away on July 1, 2017, at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, IL from cancer. Rosemary was born in West Salem to Frank and Carrie (Schernekau) Walker on May 9, 1946. She married Coy Frederick on April 1, 1972, at the Moravian Church in West Salem. She worked at Champion Laboratories in Albion for 11 years, and she spent time as a homemaker. ...
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Hailey Jean Ann Luthe

January 31, 2003 - June 29, 2017

Hailey Jean Ann Luthe, age 14 and one-half, of rural Parkersburg, IL is now free. She arrived at her Heavenly home on Thursday, June 29, 2017.Hailey loved music, listening to people visit and especially enjoyed being a part of everything!She was preceded in death by her mother, Kelly Luthe and her grandpa, Billy Luthe.She is survived by her grandma, Kay Luthe, grandma and grandpa William and...
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Max Reid Rogers

March 8, 1941 - May 23, 2017

Max R. Rodgers, USAF, SMSgt. Retired, 76, of 2449 St. Rt. 69, passed away on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Sunset Nursing Home in Boonville, New York where he had been a patient since May 12, 2017. He was born on March 8, 1941, in West Salem, Illinois, the son of Loren F. and Amy S. Knachmuhs Rodgers. Max was a graduate of Wilmington High School in Wilmington, IL, Class of 1959. He went on to...
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Joseph Lester YORK

May 29, 1929 - May 1, 2017

Joseph Lester York passed peacefully from this life on May 1, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Bonnie Cantwell York; his five children: Twyla (Michael) Walter of Tennessee, Arlene (Joseph) Anweiler of Indiana, Ronald (Marcia) York of Indiana, Donald York of Illinois, Richard (Diane) York of Illinois; nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren,...
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Richard William Rosche

May 10, 1971 - April 21, 2017

.Richard William Rosche, age 45 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next, following a traffic accident on Friday, April 21, 2017.Richard was born on May 10, 1971 in Landstuhl, Germany to Thomas and Linda (Guerndt) Rosche.He was the assistant store manager for Walmart in Olney, IL. Richard was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing, camping and sports. He was both a Packers fan and a...
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Edward Eugene Rothrock

August 27, 1944 - April 21, 2017

Edward Eugene "Ed" Rothrock, age 72 of rural West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, IL.Ed was born in Olney on August 27, 1944 to Jonas and Edna (Upton) Rothrock.Right out of high school, Ed joined the Army and served his country from 1962-1965.The following year, he married his high school sweetheart, Jean Williams...
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Eddie J. Gillard

October 16, 1930 - April 12, 2017

Lt. Col. Eddie J. Gillard USAF (Ret), age 86 of Mt. Erie, Illinois, passed away April 12, 2017 at 8:10 a.m. at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, Illinois. He was born at Mt. Erie on 16 Oct 1930, the son of Alva Edward and Clara (Garrett) Gillard. He married Shelby Ann Shannon on 9 Nov 1958. They had four children: Bruce Wayne (Denise) Gillard on 10 Dec 1959, Steven Lee (Maretta) Gillard on 11...
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Louisa Augusta Flavin

August 9, 1931 - April 11, 2017

Louisa Augusta Flavin, age 85 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, IL.Louisa was born in Plano, IL on August 9, 1931 to Frederick and Alice Coral (Podschweit) Cleveland.She married Norman Burdett on December 27, 1952 in Plano, IL and they enjoyed almost 44 years of happiness. Following their retirement, they...
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Anita Louise Clodfelter

November 9, 1936 - March 26, 2017

Anita Louise Clodfelter, 80, of West Salem, passed away peacefully on March 26, 2017 in her home on her farm, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 9, 1936, in Richland County to Elza Raymond and Alfreda Fern (Burgener) Scherer. She married Eldon Clodfelter on November 9, 1958 in Olney.Anita is survived by her daughters: Sheryl McVaigh and husband Jerry of West Salem, Pam...
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Barbara Joan Clodfelter

May 18, 1931 - March 11, 2017

Barbara J. Clodfelter, age 85, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at her home in West Salem. Her loving presence, compassionate heart, and sincere kindness will forever be remembered by her family and friends. She was born on May 18, 1931, in rural Mt. Erie to Vivian (Russell) (1912-79) and Dale Stopher (1909-2003). Barbara was the eldest of six siblings: Donna Joyce Grobe of West Monroe,...
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Richard E. McDowell

May 18, 1927 - February 22, 2017

Richard Eugene "Dick" McDowell, age 89 of West Salem, Illinois passed from this life to the next on February 22, 2017 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion, Illinois.Dick was born May 18, 1927 in West Salem to Clifton and Emily (Robinson) McDowell. He married Jeanette Miller on December 26, 1951 in West Salem, and she preceded him in death on January 20, 2015. He worked for the railroad, and later owned...
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Virginia Weber

April 5, 1935 - February 15, 2017

Virginia Lee Howard was born to Genevieve and Elmer Howard on April 5, 1935. She married Hubert Weber August 22, 1954. Shortly after, she began a secretarial career, working for Howard Gaither at Kleen Pak, a predecessor to Champion Laboratories. Virginia took a break from working outside the home to begin a family. First came the birth of a daughter, Lana (Danny Newport), followed by Lyle (Susan...
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Vernon William Clodfelter

May 14, 1916 - February 12, 2017

Vernon William Clodfelter, age 100 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on February 12, 2017 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion, IL.Vernon was born in rural West Salem on May 14, 1916 to Dennis and Hulda (Schwarzlose) Clodfelter. He married Mildred Marilyn Barnhart on March 29, 1941 at the United Brethren Church parsonage in West Salem and they enjoyed over 50 years together.As a young...
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Noble Wayne Talley

October 31, 1922 - January 13, 2017

Noble Wayne Talley, 94, passed from this life on January 13, 2017, in Salem, Illinois.He was born on October 31, 1922, in West Salem to Norman and Blanche (Burnett) Talley.He married Betty Lou Wolfe of Mt Erie on September 21, 1946. He was a proud Navy veteran serving 1944-1946 and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.Noble retired in 1983 from TWA in Los Angeles as a Ground Maintenance...
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James Albert Campbell

July 9, 1926 - January 11, 2017

James Albert "Bud" Campbell, age 90 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on January 11, 2017 at his home.Bud was born on July 9, 1926 in Lorain, OH to Earl William and Clarissa (Laird) Campbell.He married Erma McIntire on July 17, 1947 in Henderson, KY, and she preceded him in death on May 20, 1996.Bud owned and operated Campbell's Cleaners in West Salem from 1957-1967 and later in...
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M.L. Myers

September 5, 1931 - January 9, 2017

Merrill Lee "M.L." Myers, age 85 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on January 9, 2017 at this home.M. L. was born on September 5, 1931 in West Salem to Morley Lavene and Mary Cova (Hoeszle) Myers. He married Shirley Anne Gawthorp on December 15, 1952 in West Salem at the Moravian Church. They enjoyed over 64 years together.M. L. served his country during the Korean War,...
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James Richard Campbell

December 12, 1954 - December 26, 2016

James Richard "Rick" Campbell, 62, of West Salem, Illinois passed from this life to the next on December 26, 2016 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.He was born December 12, 1954 in Grayville, Illinois to Erma (McIntyre) and James A. Campbell. He married Joni Strine on June 28, 1975 at her home in West Salem, and she survives.Rick was a mechanic at Hooker Implements in Olney, and later...
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Albert Earl Duncan

January 10, 1936 - December 9, 2016

Albert Earl Duncan, 80, of West Salem, Illinois passed from this life to the next on December 9, 2016 at Oakview Heights in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.He was born January 10, 1936 in West Salem to Stella (Hensley) and Clyde Duncan. He married Mary Moore, and she preceded him in death in 2006.Albert worked in fabrication for Champion Labs in West Salem for years until his retirement. He enjoyed...
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Gary Wayne Davidson

November 18, 1963 - November 30, 2016

Gary Wayne "Animal" Davidson, 53, of West Salem, Illinois passed from this life to the next on November 30, 2016 at his residence.He was born November 18, 1963 in Olney, Illinois to Elizabeth "Libby" (Mason) and Richard "Dick" Davidson. He married Crystal (Lathrop) Curry on September 12, 2015 at the Berryville Christian Church, and she survives.Gary had worked in the oil fields, and was a factory...
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Don D. Doty

September 13, 1925 - November 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Ingram Funeral Home, West Salem, IL.
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Charles W. Cunningham

August 17, 1956 - November 6, 2016

Charles W. "Charlie" Cunningham, 60, of Peoria, Illinois, formerly of West Salem, Illinois, passed from this life to the next on November 6, 2016 in Peoria.He was born August 17, 1956 in West Salem to Tommy J. and Eunice "Belle" (Douglas) Cunningham.Charlie was an automotive detailer, working for his father at Cunningham Service Station. He loved trucks, fishing with his dad, and riding three...
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Scharlene Rose Worthey

December 27, 1943 - September 22, 2016

Scharlene Rose (Bear) Worthey, 72, of West Salem, Illinois passed from this life to the next on September 22, 2016 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.She was born December 27, 1943 in Jasper County, Illinois to Carl James and Iona (Yoder) James. She married Gary Worthey on April 9, 1993 in Newton, Illinois, and he survives. Scharlene was a homemaker and a caregiver. She had a deep love...
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Alwyn L. Lechner

May 24, 1925 - September 20, 2016

Alwyn L.( Wisner Moudy) Lechner of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on September 20, 2016 in Olney, IL.Alwyn was born on May 24, 1925 in Parkersburg, IL to Roscoe and Marjorie (Weesner) Wisner.She earned her Teacher's Degree from McKendree College and obtained her Master's Degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. During her thirty nine year teaching career, she...
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Lucille Smith Morris

October 19, 1922 - September 18, 2016

Lucille Smith Morris, age 93 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next onSunday, September 18, 2016 at her home.Lucille was born in Bennington, IL on October 19, 1922 to Earl and Alvena (Miller) Brown. Lucille married Malcolm Smith in 1942 and he preceded her in death. She married Claude Morris in 1969 and he, too preceded her in death.She was also preceded by her parents and one...
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Judith Quillen Simms

January 12, 1943 - August 24, 2016

Judith (Judy) Kay Quillen Simms went to be with her Lord on August 24, 2016. Judy was born January 12, 1943 in Olney, Illinois to Eugene and Pauline (Steward) Quillen. She married her high school sweetheart, Larry R. Simms, on May 30, 1963 at Marion Christian Church in West Salem, Illinois. Larry and Judy began their married life in Boise, Idaho while Larry was stationed at Mountain Home Air...
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James Michael Greathouse

September 11, 1946 - August 11, 2016

James Michael "Jim" Greathouse, 69, of West Salem, Illinois passed from this life to the next on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.Jim was born September 11, 1946 in Olney, Illinois to Viola May (Gibson) and Chester Irl Greathouse. He married Bonnie Root on November 27, 1965 in Samsville, Illinois, and she survives.He was a farmer all of his life, and owned and...
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Elizabeth Boewe

May 9, 1936 - July 21, 2016

Elizabeth Ellen Boewe, 80, of West Salem, Illinois passed from this life to the next Thursday, July 21, 2016 at Oakview Heights in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.Elizabeth was born May 9, 1936 in Evansville, Indiana to John and Mary (Broster) Ridens. She married Darrell Walker, and he preceded her in death in 1963. She married Marion Boewe in August of 1967 at the Marion Christian Church, and he preceded...
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Wanda Lee Clodfelter

November 15, 1931 - June 15, 2016

Wanda Lee Clodfelter, 84, of West Salem, Illinois, passed from this life to the next on June 15, 2016. She was born November 15, 1931 in New Harmony, Indiana to Herdis and Ollie Hames. Wanda married Jimmie Clodfelter on July 18, 1959 in West Salem, Illinois, and he preceded her in death in 2005. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First Christian Church of West Salem.Wanda is survived by...
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Marilyn Joan Goble

December 25, 1930 - February 18, 2016

Marilyn Joan Goble, age 85 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on February 18, 2016 at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, IL.Marilyn was born in Nashville, IL on Christmas Day in 1930 to William Henry "Pete" and Virginia Jane (Thompson) Cutright.Marilyn married Harold Eugene "Gene" Goble on March 17, 1953 in Carmi, IL.She was a homemaker who always put her husband and children...
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Granger Michael Schwarzlose

January 26, 2016 - January 26, 2016

A private graveside service was held on Saturday, February 6, 2016 to commemorate the life of Granger Michael Schwarzlose, who returned to Heaven before arriving on earth, on January 26, 2016.Granger is the son of Aaron and Anna (Walls) Schwarzlose of West Salem, IL.His memory will be cherished by his parents, maternal grandparents: Jonny and Cindy Walls of Mt. Carmel, IL, and his paternal...
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Edna Louise Gill

July 21, 1922 - January 17, 2016

Edna Louise (Wray) Gill, a resident of Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville, Illinois, formerly of West Salem and Bone Gap, Illinois, passed away Sunday January 17, 2016 at the age of 93. She is survived by two sons, Dr. Ronald E. Gill (Terry), of Bone Gap, Donald W. Gill (Judy) of Ozark, Arkansas, and one daughter, Dena Kennedy (Tim) of North Bend, Washington. Eleven Grandchildren, Jennifer Gill ...
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Irene Marie Kollak

July 31, 1922 - January 14, 2016

Irene Marie Kollak, 93, of rural West Salem, IL died January 14th at Wayfair Nursing Home in Fairfield, IL. She was a long time member of the Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earnest, 3 brothers; Russell, Robert, and George, Jr., and 4 sisters; Katheryn, Neoma, Geneva, and Winnie. She is survived by sons; Gene (Rebecca) Kollak of Fairfield,...
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Marjorie Ellen McDowell

March 6, 1923 - December 26, 2015

Marjorie Ellen McDowell, age 92 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on December 26, 2015 at her home, surrounded by her family.Marjorie was born on March 6, 1923 in Belmont, IL to Alvin "Buddy" and Etta (Leach) Over.She married Clayton R. McDowell on June 28, 1947 in Golden Gate, IL.Marjorie attended Albion schools and graduated from nurses training at Jewish Hospital in St....
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Bill Headley

April 14, 1929 - December 7, 2015

Bill Headley, age 86 of Olney, IL passed from this life to the next on December 7, 2015 at Burgin Manor.Bill was born in Bennington, IL on April 14, 1929 to Homer and Virginia (Bland) Headley.He married Dorothy "Dot" Headley at the Edwards County Courthouse in Albion.Bill was a farmer for most of his life.He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, "Dot", three sons: Billy Homer, Billy Wayne...
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Alvena B. Hasewinkle

April 26, 1918 - November 28, 2015

ALVENA B. HASEWINKLE, 97 of West Salem, passed away at 3:15AM; Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at the Rest Haven Manor in Albion, IL.She was born on Apr. 26, 1918 in West Salem to Dennis and Hulda (Schwarzlose) Clodfelter. She married Wallace Hasewinkle on May 13, 1939 in Henderson, KY and he preceded her in death in 1983.Wallace and Alvena lived on their farm East of West Salem most of their married...
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Harold Eugene Goble

September 28, 1928 - November 5, 2015

Harold Eugene "Gene" Goble, age 87 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on November 5, 2015 at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, IL.Gene was born in Louisville, IL on September 28, 1928 to Edgar Pearl and Stella Mae (Sparling) Goble.He is a veteran who served his country between WWII and the Korean War; he entered in May of 1947 and was honorably discharged in May of 1950.Gene...
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Donald P. Fryman

January 29, 1943 - September 2, 2015

Donald P. Fryman age 72 left this life to go to the next, Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at Wayfair Rehab in Fairfield, IL.Donald was born January 29, 1943 in Olney, IL. His parents were Earnest Marshall and Alice Bernice (Lawrence) Fryman. He married Carolyn Sue Root June 27, 1965 at the Christian Church in Bone Gap, IL. She preceded him in death August 30, 1999. Donald worked for Champion...
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Deborah Lea Colvin

September 5, 1952 - August 26, 2015

Deborah "Debbie" Lea Colvin, age 62 of West Salem, IL went home to be with her Lord and Savior on August 26, 2015.Debbie was born on September 5, 1952 at Fort Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, OH to Donald and Dona (Feldman) Maas.She married John Colvin on September 22, 1972 at the Moravian Church in West Salem.John preceded her in death on January 31, 2009.Debbie was employed by Champion...
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Charles Junior Lynch

May 6, 1929 - August 2, 2015

Charles J. Lynch, age 86, of West Salem, IL passed away Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, IL.Charles was born May 6, 1929 in Parkersburg, IL. His parents were Charles Sheldon and Blanche (Rodgers) Lynch. Charles married Mary Alice Wiseman April 1, 1951 at the Evangelical Church at West Salem, IL.Charles was a Private First Class of the Occupational Army in Korea,...
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Lelah May Luthe

September 29, 1917 - June 29, 2015

Lelah M. Luthe, 97, of Parkersburg, IL left this life to go to the next Monday, June 29, 2015 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion, IL.A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11:00AM at Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem, IL. Visitation will be Friday, July 3, 2015 from 9:30AM until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Parkersburg, IL. In lieu...
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Robert LeRoy Mason

July 20, 1941 - June 25, 2015

Robert LeRoy "Bob" Mason, age 73 of rural Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Newburgh, IN.Bob was born on July 20, 1941 in Edwards County to Carl and Mary (Mills) Mason. He graduated from Edwards County High School in 1959. After graduation Bob went to work for Jim Lear at the Ford automotive dealership in West Salem and...
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George Ander Eckleberry

July 11, 1960 - June 9, 2015

George Ander Eckleberry, age 54 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to his next adventure, on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, IL.George was born in Portsmouth, VA on July 11, 1960 to Clarence and Gladys (McCutcheon) Eckleberry. He was a graduate of Fairfield High School. He married Linda Ankenbrand on July 10, 1993 in Fairfield, IL. George loved to travel with...
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Steve Samuel Ahlfield

November 22, 1949 - May 25, 2015

Steve Samuel Ahlfield passed away at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, Illinois on Monday May 25, 2015 at the age of 65.Steve is preceded in death by his parents Allen and Dorothy (Sams) Ahlfield of West Salem, Illinois, a sister Barbara (Ahlfield) Donaldson and a granddaughter Sadie May Maria Ahlfield.Steve is survived by his wife Victoria (Moyes) Ahlfield of West Salem, IL, three sisters;...
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Donna Elizabeth Walker

June 6, 1918 - May 17, 2015

Donna Elizabeth Walker, 96, died Sunday May 17th, 2015 at Oakview Heights in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.Donna was born June 6, 1918 to Rolla and Bethel (Shelby) Gillespie in Edwards County.On October 22, 1938 she was united in marriage to William Homer Walker, who preceded her in death on October 17, 2004. To this union two daughters were born, the first was Sarah Lou and the second was Leila Belle,...
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Amy Ruth Bosecker-Smith

August 22, 1926 - May 12, 2015

Amy Ruth Bosecker-Smith, age 88 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on May 12, 2015 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital, Newburgh, IN.Ruth was born on August 2, 1926 in Albion, IL to Harvey and Lucy (Smith) Rice. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Ernest C. Bosecker; who preceded in 1980, and six brothers and sisters.She is survived by her husband, Lowell Smith...
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Wenona Iona Myers

April 20, 1920 - May 1, 2015

Wenona Iona Myers, age 95 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on May 1, 2015 at Rest Haven Manor, Albion, IL..Wenona was born on April 20, 1920 in Edwards County to John W. and Bessie (McKinzie) Myers.She worked for several years at Champion Laboratories. Wenona was a faithful member of the West Salem Christian Church, where she was a pianist for sixty years.She was preceded in...
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Charles Short

February 25, 1940 - March 20, 2015

Charles W. "Charlie" Short, age 75 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on Friday, March 20, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN.Charlie was born on February 25, 1940 in Lancaster, IL to Farris (Eckiss) Short and Willard Short.He married Judith "Judy" Rodgers on July 1, 1962 in West Salem, IL and they enjoyed almost 53 years together.Charlie worked for several years at...
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Chester Irl Greathouse

July 13, 1923 - March 19, 2015

Chester Irl Greathouse, age 91 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at his home.Chester was born on July 13, 1923 in West Salem to Lida Ethel (Deisher) Greathouse and Irl Greathouse.He graduated from West Salem High School. Chester was a veteran who served in the Navy.He married Viola May Gibson on March 23, 1946 in Henderson, KY and she preceded him in...
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Nancy Ann Wiley

September 3, 1943 - February 20, 2015

Nancy Ann (Mewes) Wiley, 71, of Parkersburg, Illinois passed away Friday February 20th, 2015, at her home. Nancy was born Sept. 3, 1943 in Bone Gap, IL the daughter of Frederick and Geneva (Koertge) Mewes. She was a homemaker. She graduted from Edwards County High School in 1961. She attended Beauty College in Decatur, IL. graduating in 1963. On April 1, 1966, she married John D. Wiley, Jr....
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Rosemary Strine

October 16, 1933 - February 20, 2015

Rosemary Strine, 81, of West Salem, Illinois passed away Friday February 20th, 2015, at her home.She was born October 16th, 1933 in West Salem, IL a daughter of Thomas and Estelle (Niekirk) Gawthorp. She married John Strine April 30, 1952 at the Moravian Church Parsonage in West Salem, IL, he preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. Her family was of great importance to her as well as reading...
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Juanita M. Harris

February 1, 1926 - February 17, 2015

Juanita M. Harris, age 89 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at her home.Juanita was born on February 1, 1926 in Holden, OK to Sam and Sibeth Berry.She married Gerald "Bill" Harris on June 9, 1946 in West Salem, IL. He preceded her in death on July 28, 1979. During their time together, they enjoyed being in square dance clubs in both Olney and...
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Frances Bowen

November 6, 1919 - February 10, 2015

Frances Bowen, age 95 of rural Olney, IL passed away from this life to the next on February 10, 2015 at Burgin Manor, Olney.She was born on November 6, 1919 in West Salem, IL to Edward and Mary (Gentz) Feldman.She married Paul Bowen on August 29, 1945 in West Salem and he preceded her in death in March of 1982.Frances was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, flowers, embroidery, crocheting and...
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Robert L. Turpin

June 18, 1928 - February 6, 2015

Robert (Bob) L. Turpin, 86, of Riverdale, IA, (previously of Bettendorf) died February 6, 2015 at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport. Visitation will be held Monday, February 9 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at The Runge Mortuary and Crematory, Davenport, IA.A second visitation will be held Wednesday, February 11 in his home town of West Salem, IL at the Ingram Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Funeral...
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Morris Ellsworth Holmes

April 4, 1930 - February 2, 2015

Morris Ellsworth Holmes, Jr., 84 of West Salem, Illinois passed away at 8:55 a.m. on Monday, February 02, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family.He was born April 4, 1930 in Fairfield, Illinois, the son of Pauline (Wolfe) and Morris E. Holmes. He married Catherine Rice on July 30, 1952 in Santa Barbara, California and she survives.Morris was a Veteran of the United States Army, serving...
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Estel Jeanette McDowell

October 13, 1930 - January 20, 2015

Estel Jeanette McDowell, age 84 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on January 20, 2015 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion, IL.Jeanette was born on October 13, 1930 in Mt. Carmel, IL to Howard and Mary Ruth (Sauliman) Miller. She married Richard McDowell on December 26, 1951 in West Salem.Jeanette was a member of the First Christian Church of West Salem. She was also a homemaker. ...
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Barbara Ann Gray

March 21, 1955 - January 7, 2015

Barbara Ann Gray, age 59 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on Wednesday, January 7, 2015.Barb was born on March 21, 1955 in Farmington, Missouri to Dale and Eugenia (Williams) Henson. She married Daniel Gray on May 14, 1976 and he preceded her on November 5, 2009.She was a home maker, who attended the First Baptist Church in Albion, IL. Barb enjoyed fishing and was especially...
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Stephen E. King

April 22, 1955 - November 24, 2014

Stephen E. King, age 59, of Paxton, IL, passed from this life to the next on November 24, 2014 at Covenant Hospital in Urbana, IL.Stephen was born on April 22, 1955 in Olney, IL to Charles and Clara (Wiseman) King.On August 31, 1974, he married the love of his life, Janet Lemke, at The Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, IL.Janet and Stephen have a son, David (and his wife, Jessica) King...
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Dorothy Ann Headley

September 2, 1927 - November 22, 2014

Dorothy "Dot" Ann Headley, age 87 of Olney, IL passed from this life to the next on November 22, 2014 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.Dot was born in Sailor Springs, IL on September 2, 1927 to John and Mary (Williams) Koehler.She married Bill Bland Headley when she was sixteen, at the Edward County Courthouse in Albion.She worked at various places during her lifetime, retiring from...
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Debra A. Bond

November 3, 1959 - November 18, 2014

Debra A. Bond, 55 of Bone Gap, IL left this life and entered into the next Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab in Mt. Carmel, IL.Deb was born November 3, 1959 in Olney, IL. Her parents were James William and Ruby G. (Hulfachor) Greninger. She held many jobs, including her job with WADI, a CNA at Burgin Manor, then eventually retiring from Champion...
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Eric Eugene Rothrock

July 23, 1973 - November 9, 2014

Eric Eugene Rothrock, age 41 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on Sunday, November 9, 2014 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.Eric was born in Olney, IL on July 23, 1973 to Edward and Jean (Williams) Rothrock. Eric enjoyed running construction equipment, and was a Demolition Derby enthusiast. He was a welder by trade and worked for many large companies in that capacity....
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Frances Leota Boewe

February 7, 1919 - November 8, 2014

Frances "Leota" Boewe, age 95, of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on Saturday, November 08, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center, Carmi, IL.Leota was born February 7, 1919 in Bondville, IL, the daughter of Harry B. and Pearl A. (Luthe) Jones.She married Mason Boewe in Henderson, KY on December 20, 1940, and he preceded her in death onFebruary 13, 2008.Leota was a member of...
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Anna Mae Williams

September 6, 1923 - November 1, 2014

Anna Mae Williams, age 91 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at Mt. Carmel, IL.Anna Mae entered this world on September 6, 1923, and was welcomed by her parents, Earl and Florence (Smith) Moudy. She was united in marriage to Grant Franklin Williams on December 28, 1941, at the home of her parents, and she and Grant enjoyed over 72 years together...
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Lucille Ann Schnitz

February 23, 1922 - October 7, 2014

Lucille Ann (Corrie) Schnitz passed away at 1:06 PM on October 7, 2014 at Burgin Manor in Olney, Illinois. She was born on February 23, 1922 in Orio, Illinois to Vera Elizabeth (Shadle) Corrie and Samuel Earl Corrie. Lucille married Ernest Schnitz at the home of her parents on January 11, 1942.Lucille was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Ernest Herman Schnitz; their infant son, Larry...
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Alice Faye True

March 18, 1955 - September 23, 2014

Alice True, 59 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at her home.Alice was born March 18, 1955 in Belleville, IL to Rodney and Elizabeth (Bryan) Montgomery. She married Rick True November 16, 1979 in Richview, IL and he survives.Alice loved each member of her family. Her grandchildren were a special joy. She was a devout Christian, currently serving as...
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Howard Melvin Gaede

April 11, 1921 - August 31, 2014

Howard Melvin Gaede, age 93, of Argenta, IL, passed from this life on August 31, 2014 at the Heartland Healthcare Center in Decatur, IL.Howard was born on April 11, 1921 in West Salem, IL to Albert and Sadie (Gardner) Gaede. He married Juanita June Giese on March 1, 1946 and she preceded him in death on August 1, 2004. Howard enlisted in the army and proudly served his country. He was...
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Alice Lemke Thomson

November 25, 1919 - July 6, 2014

Alice Elizabeth Lemke Thomson, age 94, of rural Claremont, IL passed from this life to the next on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Burgin Manor, Olney, IL.Alice was born on November 25, 1919 in Des Plains, IL to Arthur "Art" and Verna Mae (Morrison) Fredrick. She married Harold Lemke on June 14, 1941 and he passed away in August of 1971. She later married William "Bill" Thomson in September of 1992 and...
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Elaine Osmon

November 9, 1953 - June 29, 2014

Elaine Osmon, age 60 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next to rejoin the love of her life, "Corky" on Sunday, June 29, 2014 at her home, surrounded by her family.Elaine was born November 9, 1953 in Olney, IL to Elinore (Hohlbaugh) and Clarence Hawkins, Jr.She met the love of her life, Wesley "Corky" Osmon, when she was just eleven years old and he was fourteen, at Pulleyville,...
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Sue Ellen Seals

September 8, 1939 - June 18, 2014

Sue Ellen Seals, age 74, of rural West Salem, IL left this life, for the next, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN.Sue Ellen was born on September 8, 1939 to Howard and Mary Lou (Pierson) Cunningham, in Olney, IL.She married Eugene "Gene" Seals on July 12, 1958 in Norris City, IL and they have enjoyed nearly 57 years together.Sue Ellen was a homemaker and lay...
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Maxwell Kirk Elliott

December 1, 1999 - June 7, 2014

Maxwell "Max" Kirk Elliott, 14 of West Salem, IL passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 5:12pm at his residence in West Salem, IL.Max was born December 1, 1999 in Fairfield, IL. His parents are George Elliott and Regina Cashmore.He would have been an 8th grader at the West Salem Grade School this year. He could walk in a room and with lightning speed tell you what show it was on the TV. Cymba...
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Walter Lee Haner

November 18, 1947 - May 23, 2014

Walter Lee Haner, age 66 of Berryville, IL passed from this life to the next, on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital, Evansville, IN.Walter was born on November 18, 1947 in Madisonville, KY to Walter and Faye (Tohill) Haner.He married Diane Seibert on February 4, 1978 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Mt. Carmel, IL and they made their home on the farm in Berryville.He was a veteran...
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Jerry Wayne Orel

October 17, 1944 - May 13, 2014

Jerry Wayne Orel, age 69 of West Salem, IL passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family.Jerry was born on October 17, 1944 in Olney, IL to Wayne and Geneva (Burton) Orel.He served his country during the Vietnam War.He married Tonya S. Shaw on March 4, 1993 in Clarksville, TN.Jerry is survived by his wife, Tonya Orel, of West Salem, daughter, Holly (Orel) and husband...
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Jim Lynch

December 17, 1958 - May 12, 2014

James H. Lynch, age 55, of Olney, IL, formerly of West Salem, passed away on May 12, 2014 at his home surrounded by family and friends.He was born on December 17, 1958 in Olney to Harold Gene and Betty (Johnson) Lynch.Jim was an adventurous soul, having lived on a working cattle ranch in Montana to working in the oil fields of Texas. He loved to hunt, fish and ride his Harley.On August 14, 1993,...
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Ruth Arlene Giese

May 26, 1924 - May 1, 2014

Ruth Arlene May (Uttecht) Giese, 89 of West Salem, Illinois passed from this life on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at her daughter's home in Crossville, Illinois.She was born May 26, 1924 in pierce, South Dakota to Henry and Stella (Vynildall) Uttecht. She was a graduate of Excelsior High School, Norwalk, California. She met, fell in love and married the love of her life, Bob Giese, in 1942 who was...
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Charles Henry Litherland

June 11, 1924 - April 25, 2014

Charles Henry Litherland, 89 of Jasper, IN formerly of West Salem, IL passed away Friday, April 25, 2014 at his home.Charles was born June 11, 1924 at Allendale, Illinois, a son of J. Levi and Ethel (Winters) Litherland. He married Marian Pixley December 14, 1947 in Wabash County, at his father-in-laws home, and she preceded him in death April 6, 2010. He was a dairy farmer and a member of the...
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Grant Franklin Williams

February 18, 1922 - March 12, 2014

Grant Franklin Williams, age 92, of West Salem, IL passed into Eternity on March 12, 2014 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care, Mt. Carmel, IL.Grant was born on February 18, 1922 in Richland County, IL to Rolla Franklin and Joy Marie (Higgins) Williams.On December 28, 1941 he married Anna Mae Moudy at her family home, and they have enjoyed over 72 years of life together.Grant was a member of the...
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Lee A. Lemke

June 9, 1928 - January 21, 2014

Lee Allen Lemke, age 85 of West Salem, IL passed into Eternity on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family.Lee was born on June 9, 1928 in West Salem to Hulda Mae (Clodfelter) and Charles Frederick Lemke.On November 14, 1952, he married Shirley Marie Montgomery at the West Salem Methodist Church parsonage, and they have enjoyed over 61 years of togetherness.Lee is a veteran...
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Jamey G. Nicholas

May 29, 1971 - October 15, 2012

Jamey Gabriel Nicholas 41, of Olney, IL passed away Monday, October 15, 2012 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, IL.Jamey was born May 29, 1971 in Olney, IL. His parents were Glen and Kathryn (Nicholas) Banks.He was a material handler for Walmart Distribution Center. Jamey's lifelong passion was the outdoors.He loved to fish and was a successful and highly ethical bow hunter. A gifted...
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James R. Miller

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James R. Miller, born 1933 in West Salem, Illinois passed away on March 1, 2017. He was a resident of Lake Villa, Illinois and is survived by his wife, two children, and two sisters.An inurnment of cremains will be held Thursday, June 1 at 10 a.m. at the Moravian Cemetery in West Salem. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is honored to be...
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