Thomas A. Rosche, 65

Thomas A. Rosche, 65 of West Salem, Illinois passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, Illinois.

 Thomas was born April 25, 1949 in Fond du lac, Wisconsin. His parents were Richard and Aurella (Weidmeyer) Rosche. He married Linda Guerndt September 13, 1969 in Slinger, Wisconsin and she survives.

 He was employed in Sales and Owner of Ink Doc/Cartridges and Toners. He was a member of the West Salem Development Association, Little Prairie Praise Band (playing bass) and a member of the Little Prairie Christian Church west of Albion, Illinois.

 He is survived by his wife Linda of West Salem, Illinois; one daughter, Tammy Bacon of West Salem, Illinois; three sons, Richard Rosche of West Salem, Illinois, Kristopher (Jennifer) Rosche of La Crosse, Wisconsin, Thomas, Jr. (Louise) Rosche of Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin; birthmother, Ann Thurk of Fond du lac, Wisconsin; and 15 grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Karen.

 Funeral service will be Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Little Prairie Christian Church west of Albion, Illinois. Burial will be Little Prairie Cemetery west of Albion.  Military rites at the graveside.  Visitation will be Friday, August 15, 2014 from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church.  Ingram Funeral Home of Albion, Illinois entrusted with arrangements.

 Online condolences may be left at www.ingramfh.net.

 

Vernell Blake, 80

Vernell Blake, 80 of Grayville, Illinois passed away Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville, Illinois.

Vernell was born October 16, 1933 in Greenville, Kentucky. Her parents were Oscar and Mannie Bell (Creek) Bryant. She married Delmar W. Blake and he preceded her in death in 2009. She loved smoking her pipe under the awning at Meadowood Nursing Home.  She was called the Pipe Lady.

She is survived by daughter Lisa (Thomas J.) Downs of Grayville, Illinois; brother Benford (Joann) Bryant of Grayville, Illinois; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Larry Dale Blake, daughter Kathy, and two brothers.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Centerville Cemetery in Centerville, Illinois. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until of service at the cemetery. Family and Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Celtic Hospice in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Ingram Funeral Home of Albion, Illinois is entrusted with all arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.ingramfh.net.

 

Maxine Spence, 89

Maxine Spence, 89 of Palestine, Illinois, died unexpectedly at her home Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She was born February 6, 1925 in Hutsonville, Illinois, the daughter of Matthew McDaniel and Mabel Irene McCain McDaniel. She was a homemaker and an active member of the Palestine Senior Citizens, a member of the Palestine First United Methodist Church, and played piano for may years at nursing homes in Crawford County.

She married Charlie R. Vaughn in August of 1945 and he preceded her in death in February of 1969. She married Lawrence Spence August 21, 1971 and he preceded her March 14, 2009. She was also preceded by her daughter, Janice Drummond February 16, 2007, her step daughter, her brother, Harold McDaniel March 14, 2009 and her step-sister, Kay Marcum.

Maxine is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Charleen and Craig Saxton, Evansville, Indiana; her son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Cathy Spence, West Salem; Four grandchildren: Gabe Finch, Jordan Spence, Amber Lovato and Megan Spence; Three great grandchildren, and two step daughters. She is also survived by her sister, Doris Crail, Kingsford Heights, Indiana; her brother and sister-in-law, John and Carol McDaniel, Walterton, Indiana; two step-sisters: Barbara Norberto and Janice Taylor; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Goodwine Funeral Home, Palestine with Pastor Jane Drake officiating. Burial was in the Palestine Cemetery. Visitation was Friday, July 11 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Palestine First United Methodist Church and left at the funeral home.

 

Alice Elizabeth Lemke Thomson, 94   

Alice Elizabeth Lemke Thomson, age 94, of rural Claremont, Illinois passed from this life to the next on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at Burgin Manor, Olney, Illinois.
    Alice was born on November 25, 1919 in Des Plains, Illinois 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 he also preceded her in death in December of 2005.
    Alice had a very full life, with a variety of interests over the years, that included baking, cooking and canning home-grown vegetables. She also loved to grow and harvest strawberries. Growing flowers and enjoying hummingbirds by the hundreds made her happy. In her younger days, she even rode a motorcycle. She had a home in Florida, where she vacationed with both of her mates, and her children, relishing the time spent there. She was a member of the Berryville Christian Church and the Berryville Willing Workers Club. When Alice moved to the farm, she became a farmer and spent many hours on the tractor, working alongside her husband Harold, fulfilling the responsibilities the farm required. In later years, she enjoyed creating beautiful ceramic works of art. She also became passionate about cards and board games; with Rummikube, Dominoes and Word Search Games being her favorite picks. Alice’s favorite saying became, “Just wait until you get my age!”
    She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands; two sisters, Millie and Marilyn; two brothers, Bud and Dick; and an infant child.
    She leaves to cherish wonderful, fun memories: daughter Betty (Clayton) Wilson of Claremont, Illinois; three sons, Robert “Bob” (Jenny) Lemke of Fort Worth, Texas, Larry (Stephanie “Stevie”) Lemke of Peoria, Illinois and Jerry (Dana) Lemke of Fort Worth, Texas. She is also survived by two sisters, Verna “Babe” Pastick of Chicago Heights, Illinois and  Lois (Bob) Paulson of Lake Placid, Florida; grandchildren Clay (Karen) Wilson of Sumner, Illinois, Julie (Joe) McIntire of Sumner, Illinois, Keith (Angela) Wilson of Norfolk, Virginia, Jean (Daniel) Walker of rural Bridgeport, Illinois, Kevin (Angela) Wilson of Washington, Indiana,  George (Diane) Hackard, Mike Hackard, Rodney (Wendy) Hackard, Kenny Lemke, Susan (Rob) Batterton, Barbara (Kris) Hanchette, Robbie Lemke,  Christopher (Shannon) Lemke of Katy, Texas, Kelli (Nick) Reece of Pekin, Illinois, Meagan (Chris) Lemke of St. Louis, Missouri, Ryan (Tabitha) Lemke of Effingham, Illinois, Jeremy (Jeanette) Lemke, Huntington Beach, California and Kim Lemke of Fort Worth, Texas; 37 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.
    A Celebration of a Life Well Lived Service will take place at 10 a.m., on Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Berryville Christian Church, Berryville, Illinois. Burial will follow at Crest Haven Cemetery on Highway 50, Claremont, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2014 at Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem, Illinois.
    Memorials may be made to the Berryville Christian Church.
    Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem, Illinois is entrusted with arrangements.
    Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ingramfh.net


 

Gregory "Greg" Erle Smith, 66

Gregory Erle Smith, 66 of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next on July 2, 2014 at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas surrounded by his family.

 Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. with the funeral service being held at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, Illinois  Burial will follow at Graceland Cemetery in Albion. Family and Friends are encouraged to dress casually.

 Greg was born on July 6, 1947 in Olney, Illinois, to Elmer Eugene Smith and Anna Mae (Schrader) Smith-Wiyatt of Albion. He married Karen L. Gillard on May 16, 1970 at the First United Methodist Church in Albion and they have enjoyed 44 years together.

Greg had served in the United States Army in Vietnam.  He was a member of the VFW post 8222 and a proud member of the Honor Guard. Greg retired from Wabash Valley Service Company after 32 years.  Greg was also an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors. RV camping had become the couple’s new hobby.  His sons and all his grandchildren were his pride and joy.

 He will be missed by his wife, Karen of Albion; his mother, Anna Mae Smith-Wiyatt of Albion; two sons: Gavin and wife Rachel of Killeen, Texas, Collin and wife Toni of Hood River, Oregon. He will be lovingly remembered by his 5 grandchildren: Alexandria (Lexi) and Corbin of Texas also Ethan, Adalyn and Avery Smith of Oregon.

 He was preceded in death by his father Elmer Eugene Smith in 1969.

 Memorials may be made to the VFW Flag Fund in lieu of flowers.

Online condolences may be left at www.ingramfh.net.

 

 

Mary Anne Frankland, 70

Mary Anne Frankland, 70, of Albion, Illinois passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at her residence. 

Mary Anne was born January 3, 1944 in St. Louis, Missouri. Her parents were Robert R. and Neola M. (Baldwin) Colton. She married Owen Frankland April 6, 1968 in Ellisville, Missouri and he survives.

Mary Anne was a homemaker and active member of the First Baptist Church in Albion. She held many church positions, one being Financial Secretary. She tutored English as a second language through Frontier Community College.

She is survived by her husband; Owen of Albion, son; Michael (Lee Anne)  Frankland of St. Peters, Missouri, daughter; Sarah (Graham) Werstler of Hendersonville, North Carolina, sister; Sherry (Gene) Statler of Sebring, Florida, sister-in-law; Janet Peach and brother-in-law and sister-in-law; David (Gloria) Frankland all of Albion, grandchildren; Parker and Ava Frankland and Alex Werstler. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service will be held Friday, July 4, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Albion, Illinois. Burial will be in Mt. Zion cemetery southwest of Albion. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 3, 2014 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Albion.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church building fund.

Ingram Funeral Home of Albion, Illinois entrusted with all arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.ingramfh.net.

 

Elaine Osmon, 60

    Elaine Osmon, age 60 of West Salem, Illinois 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, Illinois 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, Illinois along the Wabash River, and she wanted to spend every available moment with him. He would walk from Allendale to Bridgeport every weekend just so they could be together.
    They were married in January of 1970 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois and enjoyed every day until his death in 1991.
    Elaine worked almost 40 years at Champion Laboratories, most of that time was spent at the West Salem plant, before recently going to the Albion facility.
    Her passion could be summed up in a word: “Family”. She loved her two sons, and her grandchildren. It has been said: “Wherever you saw Elaine, you saw her grandkids.”
    She enjoyed spending time with them in the swimming pool, and any other activity they desired!
    She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister, Donna.
    She is survived by her sons, Jerimy Osmon and Jerry Osmon; three sisters, Linda, (and husband Jack), Charla and Marilyn; one brother, Roger (Elaine) Hawkins; and three grandchildren, Devin Osmon, Alys Jo Osmon and Colten Osmon. Elaine is also survived by Alys Jo’s mom, and “adopted daughter”; Niki Knowles. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
    Graveside service for Elaine Osmon will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at the Allendale Cemetery, Allendale, Illinois.
    Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening, June 1, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem, Illinois. To honor Elaine’s wishes, the casket will be closed.
    Memorials may be made to the family, with envelopes available at the visitation and graveside service.
    Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ingramfh.net.
    Ingram Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.



   

Horace Vernon Whitten, 72

     Horace Vernon Whitten, of Raleigh, North Carolina was born on August 28, 1941 in Mount Holly, Arizona to Vernon and Avalene Whitten. He went home to be with the Lord June 20, 2014.
    He attended Castle Heights Military School in Lebanon, Tennessee, graduated from Stanford University and was in the Navy Reserves. He enjoyed a long career working for IBM and treasured the lifelong friendships he made there. Horace loved cars and old planes and held a land speed record in the C/Production Class East Coast Timing Association of 134 mph.
    Survivors include his wife, Ruby Greifzu Whitten; step-children, Ruth Prince of Beach Park, Illinois and Larry Prince and his wife Kathy of Lincolnshire, Illinois; four grandchildren, Kailey, Kelly, James and John Prince; his mother, Avalene Reynolds of Bearden, Arizona; brothers, Norman Whitten of Bearden, Arizona, David Whitten and his wife Susan of Texarkana, Texas, and Raymond Whitten and his wife Harriett of Texarkana, Texas; and a sister, Judy Conley and her husband Carl  of Texarkana, Texas.
    A funeral service was held 11 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at North Ridge Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. The family received friends 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. A graveside service was held 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at McKendree Cemetery near Mt. Erie, Illinois.
    Memorials may be made to North Ridge Church or the charity of your choice.
    Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion, Illinois was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Daniel J. Griffin, 32

32-year-old Olney, Illinois resident Daniel J. Griffin died at 11:20 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2014 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, Illinois.

Daniel was born March 5, 1982 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to Larry Griffin and Theresa Powell Tarpley. He was united in marriage March 25, 2011 in Edwards County, Illinois to Cherlyn Merry.

Survivors include his wife Cherlyn Griffin of Olney, Illinois; his mother Theresa Tarpley and her husband Stephen of West Salem, Illinois; his father Larry Griffin and his wife Tammy of Parkersburg, Illinois; his grandmother Wanda Ikert and her husband Robert of Albion, Illinois; his children Cayden Griffin of Augusta, Kentucky, Drake Broker of Cumberland, Wisconsin, Cheyenne Griffin of West Salem, Illinois, and Raven Broker and Vincent Broker both of Cumberland, Wisconsin; his brothers and sisters Robert Lee and his wife Shannon of West Salem, Illinois, Levi Griffin and his wife Krista of Grayville, Illinois, Warren Tarpley  of West Salem, Illinois; Michael Tarpley and his wife Michelle of Magnolia, Kentucky, Daniel Ray Tarpley and his wife Jamie of Olney, Illinois, and Kody Pierson and Kenzie Moore both of Parkersburg, Illinois.

Daniel was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents and paternal grandfather.

Graveside services for Daniel J. Griffin will be 11:30 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Moravian Cemetery in West Salem, Illinois with Brother Kirk Rowe officiating. Friends may call at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion, Illinois from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

 

Sue Ellen Seals, 74

Sue Ellen Seals, age 74, of rural West Salem, Illinois left this life, for the next, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Indiana.

Sue Ellen was born on September 8, 1939 to Howard and Mary Lou (Pierson) Cunningham, in Olney, Illinois.

She married Eugene “Gene” Seals on July 12, 1958 in Norris City, Illinois and they have enjoyed nearly 57 years together.

Sue Ellen was a homemaker and lay speaker who thoroughly enjoyed her family; her kids and grandkids were her delight. She also loved to read, and was an accomplished student of the Bible. Sue Ellen enjoyed caring for her flowers and pets. Favorite activities were fishing and conversing with the community as they visited the orchard. She was a vibrant “people person” who could tell the best stories and have everyone around her laughing right along with her. Her robust laughter and quick wit is memorable.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two infant sons: Michael and Samuel. 

She will be missed by her husband Gene, of rural West Salem; daughter Shana Schreiner of Columbus, Indiana; two sons: Matt (and wife Beth) Seals, of Ellery, Illinois, and Eric (and wife Karen) Seals of Noble, Illinois; and sister Patricia Weightman of Browns, Illinois.

She will be lovingly remembered by 9 grandchildren: Ean (and wife Lindsay) Seals, Whitney (and husband Kyle) Stuckey, Emily (and husband Greg) Perkins, Samantha Schreiner, Kaitlin, Breanna, Natalie, Eli and Sarah Seals, and four great-grandchildren: Karson, Caleb, Austin and Lukas Stuckey, and two nieces and one nephew.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m., on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, Illinois. Burial will follow at Lick Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Lick Prairie Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ingramfh.net

Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

 

Maxwell "Max" Kirk Elliott, 14

Maxwell “Max” Kirk Elliott, 14 of West Salem, Illinois passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 5:12pm at his residence in West Salem, Illinois.

 Max was born December 1, 1999 in Fairfield, Illinois. 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 was on the TV. Cymba the dog and Max were best buds. He thoroughly enjoyed eating steak. He never met a stranger. His favorite show of all time was “Sons of Anarchy”, favorite movie was “Cash”, and his favorite song was “Black Ice” by ACDC. He will be loved and missed by everyone that knows him.

 He is survived by his parents, George Elliott and Regina Cashmore; sister, Casandra Elliott of West Salem, Illinois; brother, Samson Elliott of West Salem, Illinois; grandparent, Karen Cashmore of Carmi, Illinois;  Aunts and Uncles: Kenneth (Amy) Elliott of Norman, Oklahoma, Timothy (Linda) Elliott of Amarillo, Texas, Darla (Earl) Smeltzer, El Reno, Oklahoma, Daniel (Angi) Elliott, Norman, Oklahoma, Richard Cashmore, Carmi, Illinois, Tina (Kregg) Tolley, Crossville, Illinois, Vonda (Melvin) Thomas, Springerton, Illinois, June (Jessie Hise) Hurt of McLeansboro, Illinois, Mary (Joseph) Jones of Ridgway, Illinois. He is also survived by 21 cousins, and close friends Regina, Sam, Stephani, Cobraa, and Kyote Scott. 

 Max was preceded in death by grandparents: Perry Lynn Elliott (grandpa), Evelyn Bernice Elliott (grandma) and Richard Eugene Cashmore (grandpa).

 A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 3 p.m. at the Moravian Church in West Salem. Visitation will be Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church. Cremation will take place at a later date.

 Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem, Illinois entrusted with arrangements.

 Online condolences may be left at www.ingramfh.net.

 

Dewey Junior Smith, 87

Dewey Junior Smith, age 87, passed away June 1, 2014 at his home in Maryville, Missouri.

Dewey was born, August 23, 1926, to Dewey and Grace Smith, of Berryville, Illinois. He stayed in the Berryville area marrying his first wife Margaret Strine in 1945 until her passing in 1952. Dewey and Shirley Ann Strockbine were married on July 4, 1953 in Oreo, Illinois. In 1955 they left the farm and moved to Indiana. In 1969 they moved to Alaska where they lived until returning to West Salem in 2006, finally moving to Maryville, Missouri in the fall of 2013.

After leaving the farm Dewey was a self-employed contractor specializing in light commercial and home construction. He also had a custom cabinet shop and enjoyed fine furniture making.

Dewey served his country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Keokuk in the Pacific from 1944 - 1945. He was involved in four invasions including Iwo Jima. In 1945 he was injured and awarded the Purple Heart. While he was recuperating from his injuries he earned his high school diploma, courtesy of the Navy. Dewey was a member of the West Salem, Illinois American Legion Post #658.

Preceding Dewey in death were his parents, first wife Margaret Smith and brother, Russell Smith.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Ann; Sons: Ronald Smith and Susan of Angola, Indiana; Jerry and Elya Smith of Eagle River, Alaska; Scott and Glenda Smith of Maryville, Missouri; and Daughter Lori and Mike Flynn of Anchorage, Alaska; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 Brothers: Lowell and Ruth Smith of West Salem, Illinois and Tom and Eleanor Smith of St. Louis, Missouri; 2 Sisters: Pluma Litherland of West Salem, Illinois and Lela Williams of Mount Pleasant, Michigan.

At his request there will be no services in Maryville, Missouri. A Military Graveside Memorial Service will be 10 a.m., June 18, at Highland Memorial, Mount Carmel, Illinois.

 

 

Fannie B. Collins, 98

98-year-old Albion, Illinois resident Fannie B. Collins died at 3:25 a.m. Monday, June 2, 2014 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion, Illinois.  She worked in a coil plant during World War II and the Garment Factory for over 30 years.  Fannie was a member of the Samaria Baptist Church.

Fannie was born November 27, 1915 in Albion, Illinois to Frank and Ethel J. Day Stennett.  She was united in marriage August 15, 1932 in Albion, Illinois to Vern Collins.

Survivors include 4 daughters Joan Mosson and her husband Don of Albion, Illinois, Jean Hudson of Lewis Center, Ohio, Sue Cullison and her husband Ron of Albion, Illinois, and Judy Doty and her husband Gary of Albion, Illinois; as well as 9 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

Fannie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 1 brother, 2 sisters, and 2 granddaughters

Graveside services for Fannie B. Collins will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Samaria Baptist Church Cemetery with Brother Ken Wilson officiating. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Samaria Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or the Edwards County Senior Citizens Center and will be accepted at Nale's Funeral Home in Albion, Illinois.

 

 

 

Robert L. Evans, 97

Robert L. Evans, age 97 of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next, on May 28, 2014 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton, Indiana.

Bob was born on June 1, 1916 in Niantic, Illinois to Arch Robert and Clara Mae (Arnold) Evans.

He served his country and was a proud and patriotic veteran of WWII, serving in Normandy, present at D-Day plus 2. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW. He worked for many years in the oil and gas industry.  Following retirement, Bob became a true craftsman in woodworking; using exotic wood from around the world.  For enjoyment, he found RV-ing  throughout most of the United States, visiting friends and family very satisfying.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Virgil “Bud” Evans, three sisters:  Mae Doerr, Doris Denham and Marian Thread and one grandson, Michael Gardner.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Evans of Albion, Illinois; one daughter, Sandi (Joel) Evans-Jaffe of Houston, Tesas; one son, Bob Evans, of Vincennes, Indiana; and one grandson, Robert Todd Evans of Houston, Texas.

He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and Carolyn’s children: Telia (Lonnie) Trout of Browns, Illinois and Chad (Julie) Evans of Grayville, Illinois as well as grandchildren Tyler, Jaden and Hanna. Also surviving is one cousin, George T. Fawkes of Bayview, Idaho/Arona, Italy, and a host of friends; both locally and across the United States.

To honor his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside service will take place at the Bellmont Cemetery, Bellmont, Illinois at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014, with military honors at the gravesite. 

To honor  Bob’s memory, memorial contributions may be made to his wife, Carolyn, and envelopes will be provided at the graveside service.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ingramfh.net

Ingram Funeral Home of Albion, Illinois is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

 

 

Gary Edward Chalcraft, 78

Gary Edward Chalcraft, age 78 of Mt. Carmel, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at his home.

Gary was born on March 14, 1936 in Albion, Illinois to Ivan H. and Marjorie I. (Chappell) Chalcraft.

Gary served his country in the US Navy from 1958 to 1962.

On April 12, 1963 he married Mary Ellen Clark at the Olive Congregational Church, and the ceremony was presided over by Reverend Junior Wallace.

Gary was employed by Champion Laboratories for several years as a compounder.

He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Gary and Mary Ellen have one daughter, Mitzi Jo (David) Hutton of Ragley, Louisiana; three sons: Greg (Vanessa Fewkes) Chalcraft of Hokes Bluff, Alabama, Marcus Chalcraft of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Gerald (Shannon Willson) Chalcraft of Robinson, Illinois; eight grandchildren: Sinjun Chalcraft, Christopher Hutton, Cassie Hutton, Abigail Compton, Matthew Hutton, Joseph Hutton, Kelsie Willson and Karlee Willson. Gary will be missed by his family and also by his special friends: Anita Becker of Germany, John Willson, Jr.  of Robinson, Illinois and Mike Cooper of Alton, Illinois. He will also be missed by his in-laws: Dale and Dot Clark of California, Evelyn Compton of Albion, Illinois, Charles and June Clark of Bluford, Illinois, Russell Clark of Alton, Illinois, Rodger and Jenny Farmer of Springfield, Illinois and Elmer Baker of Flora, Illinois, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Per Gary’s wishes, cremation will take place and there will be a graveside service at 11 a.m., Monday, June 2, 2014 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, north and west of Albion, Illinois. Military honors will be given at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Albion Senior Citizens.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ingramfh.net.

Ingram Funeral Home of Albion is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

 

Margaret Smith, 95

Margaret Smith, 95 of Mt. Carmel, Illinois formerly of Albion, Illinois passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 11:30am at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

 Margaret was born December 15, 1918 in Cadiz, Kentucky.  Her parents were John and Lorene (Bridges) Hughes. She married Elmer Smith, October 30, 1952 in Evansville, Indiana and he preceded her in death October 7, 1997.

 Margaret was a school teacher in the Grayville School District.  She was a 5th generation school teacher, a member of the DAR, and a Deacon at the Albion First Christian Church. She thoroughly enjoyed researching genealogy, and also enjoyed the family farm. Margaret loved her family.

 She is survived by her son, Kevin (Kathy) Smith of Albion, Illinois; sister, Rebecca Sharp of New Madrid, Missouri; 4 grandchildren: Dustin (April) Smith of Evansville, Indiana, Melissa (Michael) Crickman of Carbondale, Illinois, Krista Smith of Sullivan, Illinois and Chad Smith of Albion, Illinois; and 4 great-grandchildren; Lillie, Isabelle, Makaya, and Maysa.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister; Virginia Kimbrough and one great-grandson; Myles.

 Graveside service will be Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Graceland Cemetery in Albion, Illinois.  There will be no visitation. Family and Friends are asked to go directly to cemetery.  Ingram Funeral Home of Albion, Illinois entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.ingramfh.net.

 

 

Walter Lee Haner, 66

Walter Lee Haner, age 66 of Berryville, Illinois passed from this life to the next, on Friday, May 23, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital, Evansville, Indiana.

Walter was born on November 18, 1947 in Madisonville, Kentucky to Walter and Faye (Tohill) Haner.

He married Diane Seibert on February 4, 1978 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Mt. Carmel, Illinois and they made their home on the farm in Berryville.

He was a veteran who served his country during the Vietnam War. Walter was a fiber optic technician for the Sprint Telephone Company. He was engaged in farming, and was also a real estate broker, who sold properties for Sherer Real Estate. Walter thoroughly enjoyed communicating through ham radio, loved music and horse back riding.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father-in-law, Marianne and Stanley Seibert, and one brother in law, Michael Seibert.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Haner of Berryville, Illinois; daughters: Christina Haner of Allendale, Illinois and Savanna Haner of Berryville, Illinois; sons: Morgan Haner of Chicago, Illinois, Bill (Jeana) Haner and John (Julie) Haner, all of Golconda, Illinois; a sister, Susie (Ernie) Lang of Bartonsville, Illinois; and Bill and John’s mother, Jennifer Haner of Golconda, Illinois. Walter is also survived by three grandchildren: Ashlyn, Jake and Jax.

Funeral service for Walter Lee Haner will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem, Illinois followed by military honors, which will be given 

outside the funeral home, following dismissal of the service. 

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to the service time at 2 p.m.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ingramfh.net

Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Morris E. Burkett, 77

77 year-old Golden Gate, Illinois resident Morris E. Burkett died at 10 p.m. Monday, May 19, 2014 at his home. He was an instructor at Wabash Valley College in Mount Carmel, Illinois. A Veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard, he had also served as a Christian Church minister for 50 years in Central and Southern Illinois.

Survivors include his mother, LaVera Moore of Fairfield, Illinois; his wife, Maxine Burkett of Golden Gate; three sons, Steve (Peggy) Burket of Jonesboro, Arkansas, David (Sheryl) Burkett of San Angelo, Texas and Mark Burkett of Golden Gate; two daughters, Susan Cooper of Evansville, Indiana and Elaine (Michael) Lacy of Seneads Ferry, North Carolina; sister Linda (Phillip) Johnson of Patoka, Indiana; brother Delbert Burkett of Ellery, Illinois; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Per his request, the body will be cremated with burial at a later date.

Memorials maybe made to the Oil Belt Christian Camp building fund and will be accepted at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield, which is in charge of all of the arrangements.

 

Helen Smith, 87

Helen Smith, 87, departed this life on Friday, May 16, 2014. She was born in Mt. Erie, Illinois to the late Charles W. and Annetta Troyer. As a young bride, she came to Louisville in October of 1947. She was a wonderful, loving mother and grandmother.

She was a life-long member and faithful servant of Gospel Kingdom Church. Serving God’s people in every way she could, she counted it a privilege to volunteer her time to the church’s campground, nursery and elderly members. 

Sewing, cross-stitch, embroidery and crocheting were some of her favorite hobbies. As a talented seamstress, she made all three of her daughters’ wedding gowns. She had the greenest of thumbs and enjoyed gardening. She thoroughly loved her pets and they adored her in return.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John J. Smith, parents and all eleven of her siblings.

She is survived by her children, Kay Cooper, Alvita England, Jakita (Dale) Keehn and John W. (Anita) Smith; grandchildren Tony (Revonna) Cooper, Amy (Brandon) Wilson, Jessica (Brannon) Kirk, Amanda (Adam) Standiford, Bryan Keehn, Andrew England and Allyson (Eric) Ringer; great-grandchildren Olivia (Joshua) Edison, Victoria Cooper, Jenya Cooper, Lela Cooper, Chase Cooper, Brock Cooper, Sohpia Cooper and Aubree Kirk and numerous loved ones.

Visitation was on Tuesday, May 20, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gospel Kingdom Church, 4742 Cane Run Road, Louisville, Kentucky and Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with service beginning at 2 p.m.

Interment followed at the Gospel of the Kingdom Campground Memorial Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Gospel Kingdom Church, 4742 Cane Run Road, Louisville, KY 40216.

 

 

Jerry Wayne Orel, 69

Jerry Wayne Orel, age 69 of West Salem, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family.

Jerry was born on October 17, 1944 in Olney, Illinois 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, Tennessee.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Tonya Orel, of West Salem; daughter, Holly (Orel) and husband Wade Prather of Flora, Illinois; two sons: Dakota Orel (and fiancée Abbie Wolfe) of Flora, Illinois and Dillon Orel of West Salem. He is also survived by three grandchildren: Brooke Burgener of Olney, Illinois, Shandon and Haydon Prather, and two great-grandchildren: Brock and Brayden Diel.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Barbara Jean Orel, and one son, Shannon J. Orel.

Jerry loved his family and many friends, and will most definitely be missed.

A Celebration of a Life Well-Lived service will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to service time on Thursday evening.

Private burial in the Moravian Cemetery will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Jerry’s grandchildren, to be used for college expenses.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ingramfh.net

Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

 

 James H. Lynch, 55

James H. Lynch, age 55, of Olney, Illinois, 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, Jim married the love of his life, his soul mate; Sylvia Isaac Lynch. Together they shared two sons: Larry (Ethel) Isaac of Calhoun, Illinois and Douglas (Michelle) Isaac of Mt. Carmel, Illinois and two awesome grandsons: Reece and Evan Isaac . Jim also loved his grand dog Harley and his cats: Snowball, Suggy and Smokey. Jim also loved a special son, Travis Hering and special friends, Jeff and Tonya Hardy and Gary and Melinda Slunder.

Jim will also be missed by his mother, Betty Lynch of Olney, Illinois; his brother, Thomas (Kathy) Lynch of Clay City, Illinois; and his sister, Kathy (Bill) Sawyer of Fort Worth, Texas.

Jim served in the military from 1977-1981 in Rota, Spain and state side in the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Gene Lynch.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the First Christian Church of West Salem, Illinois. Burial will follow at the Moravian Cemetery, with a motorcycle escort, as well as “The Final Ride”, a motorcycle-drawn hearse. Jim will be honored with military rites at the graveside.

A visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m..

Memorial donations may be given to “The Last Ride” or to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois. 

Envelopes will be provided at the church.

Jim loved casual clothes and to honor his memory, everyone is encouraged to wear casual clothes and be comfortable.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ingramfh.net

Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Elizabeth L. Ghere, 86

Elizabeth L. Ghere, age 86, of Odin, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Monday, May 5, 2014 at her home in Odin, Illinois. 

She was born on October 7, 1927 in Edwards County, Illinois, the daughter of Chester and Pearl (Shelby) Knackmuhs. Elizabeth Jack S, Ghere on December 30, 1967 in Centralia City, Illinois at Central City Methodist Church Parsonage. He still survives in Odin.

Mrs. Ghere is survived by her husband; 2 nieces: Connie Luthe of West Salem, Illinois and Susan Ferguson of Dawsonville, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her Parents and Sister, Lucille Giese.

She was homemaker. In her early years had worked for Home & Garden Florist and Reath’s Florist. She has lived in the area since 1964. She was member of the Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, Illinois.

Graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at Elmwood Cemetery with Rev. Mark Doane officiating.

Per her wishes no visitation and those attending service are asked to meet at the cemetery at time of service.

Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia is in charge of arrangements. 

Please visit irvinfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

 

 

Ruth Arlene May (Uttecht) Giese, 89

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 serving in the army. He brought her back to Illinois to begin her new life as a farm wife. She was very active her whole life. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and dedicated her life to Christ and to helping family, friends and neighbors, especially the young people in West Salem. She taught Sunday school class for 50 years and influenced many children’s lives. She was an active member of the United Methodist Women’s group, Food Programs and other programs involving the church. She was a seamstress and made and altered clothes for many people in the area and worked at Stop & Shop Grocery Store for many years. She was active in the American Legion Auxiliary for many years. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren, working in her flower beds, playing dominoes, baking and reading.

She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Giese in 2001, her parents, brothers Leon and Ralph Uttecht, sisters Lorraine Mello and Jean Orel, brothers-in-law Kenny (Lucille) Giese and Ivan McKinney.

She is survived by her children: Bob Giese of Canyon Lake, California and Fran (Paul) Bunting of Crossville, Illinois; grandchildren Trina (Tom) Riddle of Sumter, South Carolina, Dustin (Beth) Bunting of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, Tyler and Casey Giese of Huntington Beach, California; great-grandchildren Leah and Luke Bunting of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; sister-in-law Helen McKinney of Brookville, Ohio and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Ruth Giese will be Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem, Illinois. Burial will be in Zion United Methodist Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, May 5, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to VNA Tip Hospice.

Online condolences may be left at www.ingramfh.net.

 

Gordon C. "Buddy" Ford, 56

Gordon C. “Buddy” Ford, Jr., age 56, of Louisville, Illinois formerly of Flora, Illinois passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at his home in Louisville.

Buddy was born November 15, 1957 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania to Gordon Ford Sr. and Mary H. (McCracken) Ford. He was a factory worker and a member of the Xenia Christian Church and Flora Moose Lodge.

Buddy is survived by a daughter, Katherine Ayers of Xenia, Illinois; a son, Gordon Ford III; four sisters: Mary Lou Hayes of West Salem, Illinois, Connie (Dick) Sharp of Louisville, Tina (Larry) Huddlestun of Kinmundy, Illinois and Clarann Worthey (Al Cowles) of West Salem; three grandchildren: Makayla Schroer, Tristrum Ayers, and Zander Ayers; along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father (Clarence Waggoner), two nieces and one nephew.

The funeral service for Buddy Ford will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with visitation from 9-11 a.m. on Monday. Memorials may be made to the family. An online guest book is available at www.frankandbright.com.

 

 

Joseph M. Atwood, 86

Joseph M. Atwood, 86, of Mt. Erie, Illinois passed away 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

Joseph, one of eleven children, was born January 28, 1928 in Mt. Erie, Illinois to William and Rachel (Gardner) Atwood. He married Margaret Gibson, daughter of Clifton and Ann Gibson (deceased) of West Salem, Illinois, October 13, 1949 at Mishawaka, Indiana with her brother Eugene Gibson and his wife in attendance. Rev. Duncan Mac Nab officiated at the wedding. To this union, four children were born.

Joseph was a member of the Maple Grove Congregation. Taking Jesus as his Savior when he was a young man, he served Him faithfully the rest of his life. He was a Veteran of the Korean War Era. Joe was a purchasing agent for the Fairfield Hospital for twenty-five years. He helped establish the North Wayne Ambulance and served on the board. Joe was president of the hospital’s Tri State Purchasing Group. His livelihood also included farmer, school bus driver, and was village clerk of Mt. Erie for many years. He lived in Mt. Erie and raised his family there. Joe enjoyed gardening, taking trips, and spending time with loved ones. 

Joseph is survived by his wife Margaret Atwood of Mt. Erie, Illinois; two daughters, Beverly (Gene) Gardner of Wayne City, Illinois and Kathy (Bill) Shelby of West Salem, Illinois; two sons, William (Robin) Atwood of Flora, Illinois and Joseph Jr.  (Melanie) Atwood of Evansville, Indiana; one sister, Joann Simmons of Mt. Erie, Illinois and a brother Lowell (Ina) Atwood of Olney, Illinois. Grandchildren Ben (Melissa) Gardner, Sarah (Levi) Draper, Erin (Matt) Bosecker, Bill (Kristina) Shelby, Joe (Rachel) Shelby, Josh Shelby, Matthew (Tracy) Atwood, Nathan (Courtney) Atwood, Laura (James) Beeson, Mychal Atwood, Amanda (Jeremy) Taylor, Ariel Atwood, Adam Atwood, and Shannon (John) Hurliman also survive.Joe was also loved dearly by thirteen great-grandchildren and will be missed by all of his brothers and sisters of the faith.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers Gerald Atwood 1935, Layton Atwood 1982, Loyde Atwood 1983, Robert Atwood 1992, Donald Atwood 2006; and sisters Martha Street 1995, Violet Merrick 1999, and Mary Smith 2009.

Funeral services for Joseph M. Atwood will be 2 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Maple Grove Congregation at Mt. Erie, Illinois with grandson Ben Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in Travers Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne, Illinois. 

Memorials may be given to Mt. Erie Water Tower Fund and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be given to the family at www.hosseltonfh.com.

 

 

 

Mildred Lucille (Painter) Sanders, 94

Mildred Lucille (Painter) Sanders,  94, of Bone Gap, Illinois passed away at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 28, 2014 at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, Illinois.

Mildred was born February 23, 1920 at Ellsinore, Missouri to George Albert and Gertrude Leota (Shaw) Painter.  

She moved to Wabash County as a child, lived most of her adult life in Memphis, Tennessee and after retirement came to Bone Gap to be near her daughter.  In recent years, she resided at Olney.  She was a nurse during WWII at Camp McCoy Army Hospital.

Mildred is survived by a granddaughter Connie Mowrer of Claremont, Illinois; three grandsons: Steven Putt and Jerry Putt of Bone Gap, Illinois; Bill (Beth) Putt of Oakland City, Indiana; and sister-in-law, Betty Painter. Five great grandchildren, seven great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Barbara Jean Putt, granddaughter Vickie Putt, sisters Lillian Marx and infant sister Mary and brothers Howard Painter and infant brother John.

Graveside services for Mildred Sanders will be 1 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 at Bone Gap Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the charity of your choice and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be given to the family at www.hosseltonfh.com

 

 

 

Edward Leroy Woods, 92

Edward Leroy Woods, 92, of Albion, Illinois passed away at 11:32 a.m., April 27, 2014 at Resthaven Manor in Albion.

He was born June 4, 1921 in Albion. Parents were Ben Woods and Julia Curtis Woods. Edward had worked for the City of Albion, was a farmer, worked in a molasses mill and was an artist, doing many portraits. Ed had many interests. He was a member of the Union Congregational Church.

He is survived by four nephews: Elvis Woods, Leo Woods, George Woods and Don Woods; and two nieces, Emily Wick and Mary Ann Ashworth.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Services for Edward Leroy Woods will be held at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 4, 2014 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion. Friends may call from 2 p.m. Sunday until time of the service. Burial will be in the Union Congregational Cemetery with Bro. David Shain officiating. 

Memorials may be made to the Union Cemetery.

 

 

Charles Henry Litherland, 89

Charles Henry Litherland, 89 of Jasper, Indiana formerly of West Salem, Illinois 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-law’s home, and she preceded him in death April 6, 2010. He was a dairy farmer and a member of the Pleasant Grove Methodist Church in rural West Salem, Illinois.

Surviving is a son, Pastor J. (Rita) Litherland of Peru, Indiana; three grandchildren, Trevis (Sunchin) Litherland of Atlanta, Georgia, Sara (Tim) Harris of Jasper, Indiana, and Jenny (Dan) Newman of Appleton, Wisconsin; sister Dorothy A. Trimble of Allendale, Illinois; three great-grandchildren,  Katherine, Bethany and Hannah and Caleb Newman and three step-great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob and Alyssa Harris and great-great grandson Gage Foss.

Preceding him in death were his parents, wife and brothers Joe and Levi, Jr.       

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem, Illinois. Visitation will  be Monday, April 28, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem, Illinois. Burial will be at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Celebration Lutheran School - Appleton, Wisconsin.

Condolences may be left at www.ingramfh.net.

 

 

 

Marjorie M. Mix, 89

Marjorie M. Mix, 89 of Albion, Illinois passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion.

Marjorie was born January 9, 1925 in Gilbertson, Illinois. Her parents were Charles and Anna (Marsh) Prater. She married William I. Mix, December 25, 1948 in Watseka, Illinois and he preceded her in death in 1996.

Marjorie loved cooking and they were “winter Texans” for several years. Her grandkids were her life.

She is survived by a daughter, Susan (John) Roberts of Cedartown, Georgia; son Lowell ‘Pat” Mix of Fairfield, Illinois; brother James (Carol) Prater; three grandchildren: Stephanie Crisp, Matthew (Brandie) Kelsey, Chuck Mix,; four great-grandchildren: Dallas Kramer, Micah Crisp, Robbie Crisp, and Benjamin Kelsey.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons: Roger and Robert; three granddaughters: Kimberly, Krystal and Kristina; two brothers, Leroy and Lowell and one sister, Genivive.

Per her wishes the body will be cremated and burial will be at a later date at Bunker cemetery in Rinard, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Donor’s Choice.

Ingram Funeral Home of Albion, Illinois entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences may be left at www.ingramfh.net.

 

Juanita Ginther, 91

Juanita Ginther, age 91 of rural West Salem, Illinois left her earthly body to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, Illinois.

Juanita was born on March 24, 1923 in Edwards County to Fred and Bessie (Ibbotson) Ginther.

Juanita worked for several years at the Brown Shoe Factory and later worked for the Illinois Gas Company in the office until her retirement. She was a very faithful and lifetime member of the Marion Christian Church. Juanita enjoyed traveling, especially to the Holy Land; it was on this trip that she met people who would become her closest friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral service for Juanita Ginther will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at the Marion Christian Church, northwest of West Salem, Illinois. Burial will be in the Marion Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. to service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marion Christian Church and envelopes will be provided at the service.

Online condolences may be left at www.ingramfh.net.

Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

 

Duane "Keith" Reid, 78

Duane “Keith” Reid, 78, of Albion, Illinois died at 8:06 a.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Evansville, Indiana. Keith was a prominent businessman and a well-known auctioneer for 47 years handling numerous public sales and donating his time frequently to handle charitable auctions. He also was involved in real estate. His memberships included the First Christian Church in Albion, Illinois, Hermitage Lodge #356, Ainad Shrine, Moose Lodge, and the National and Illinois State Auctioneers Association. 

Keith was born November 16, 1935 in Samsville, Illinois to Duane and Marie Kempton Reid.

Survivors include two sons: Kent Reid and his wife Lori of Albion, Illinois and Kevin Reid and his wife Patricia of Dallas, Texas; two sisters: Yvonne Reid of Albion, Illinois and Phyllis White of Kennesaw, Georgia; and four grandchildren.

Keith was preceded in death by his parents.

Services for Duane “Keith” Reid will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Nale’s Funeral Home of Albion, Illinois with Brothers David Shain and Jacob Holmes officiating. Burial will be in the West Village Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Nales Funeral Home of Albion, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital and envelopes will be available at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion, Illinois.

 

Dallas E. Krumm, 66

Dallas E. Krumm, 66, of Lancaster, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at Good Samaritan Home and Rehabilitative Center in Oakland City, Indiana.

He was born Tuesday, October 14, 1947, in Olney, Illinois the son of Kenneth T. and Marion (Condon) Krumm.

Dallas attended the Barney Prairie Church and Friendsville Church. He received a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree from SIUC. For many years     Dallas taught social sciences at high school and college level. He enjoyed participating in Native American and historical reenactments. He was a member of the Moose, Eagles and Wabash County Historical Society and was an avid follower of the Wabash Valley College baseball program.

Surviving are his daughter Kayde (Dan) Elsinger of Stevens Point, Wisconsin; Brenda Carter, significant other for 14 years, of Petersburg, Indiana and his first wife Diane Krumm of Lindenhurst, Illinois.

Preceding Dallas in death were his parents; a sister, Nancy Krumm Grassmyer and a brother, Kent Krumm.

The funeral service will be Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Family and friends may visit Short Funeral Home on Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery in Lancaster.

Memorials can be made to the Wabash County Historical Society. Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com. 

    Short-Cunningham Funeral Homes is honored to serve the Krumm family.

 

Christina Ann Nettleton, 53

Christina Ann Nettleton, 53 of Geff, Illinois entered into Eternity, Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at her home.

Christina was born December 6, 1960 in West Union, West Virginia. Her parents were William Clifton and Edna (Cox) Jones. She married Gordon Nettleton August 9, 1980 in Albion, Illinois.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Olney, Illinois.

Christina is survived by husband Gordon; three sons, Shawn (Sara) Nettleton of Geff, Illinois, Dustin (Nikki) Nettleton of Mt. Erie, Illinois, and Shane (Kim Gwaltney) Nettleton of Geff, Illinois;  two sisters, Kathy Thomas of Georgia and Sue Hodges of Crossville, Illinois; two brothers, Jeff Hanks of Evansville, Indiana and Marc Hanks of West Virginia; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside service will be 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Little Wabash Cemetery of West Salem, Illinois. Visitation will be Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem, Illinois.

Online condolences may be left a www.ingramfh.net.

 

 

Charlie Jay Stuessel, 38

Charlie Jay Stuessel, 38, of West Salem, Illinois, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014 at his residence.

He was born on February 4, 1976 in Mount Carmel, Illinois, the son of Ruben L. and Beverly K. (Harms) Stuessel. 

He married Danielle Brewer on July 23, 2011 at the Pentecostal Faith Assembly Church in Friendsville, Illinois, and she survives.

Charlie was a fun loving guy who always had a smile. He was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School Class of 1994 and was an avid Mount Carmel Aces fan. Charlie loved being outdoors and riding his Harley. He also enjoyed being on the river with family and friends. Charlie worked at Gibson County Coal where he was an excellent miner operator. He enjoyed dancing on roller-skates. He was a member of Pentecostal Faith Assembly in Friendsville, Illinois. Charlie was a loving son, brother, father, cousin, and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his wife, Danielle Stuessel of West Salem, Illinois; parents, Bob and Beverly Stuessel of Mount Carmel, Illinois; brother, Ruben (Hollie) Stuessel Jr of Mount Carmel, Illinois; two sons, Jayden Michael Stuessel of Fairfield, Illinois and Maddix Joel Stuessel of West Salem, Illinois; step children, Elizabeth and Bobbie Goodwin of West Salem, Illinois; nieces, Alicia Stuessel and Shelby Sardeson; nephews, Christian Stuessel and Cole Sardeson; several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

Charlie was preceded in death by his grandparents, Charles and Bernice Stuessel, Jack and Carol Murphy and Esthol Harms; uncles, Ed Stuessel, Mike Harms, Glen Murphy; aunt, Laverne Sales; cousins, Michael “Peanut” Harms Jr., Amanda Murphy.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Heartland Worship with Brother Bill Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for a visitation from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Heartland Worship Center.

 

 

Janet Chitwood, 59

Janet Chitwood, 59, of Bone Gap, Illinois passed away at 7:20 a.m. March 26, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, Illinois.

She was born May 2, 1955 in Princeton, Indiana. She married Richard Chitwood of Bone Gap on June 27, 1975 in Princeton, Indiana. Parents were Fred Bye and Helen Richison Bye. Janet was a homemaker.

She is survived by husband Richard Chitwood of Bone Gap, two daughters: Heather (Danny) Mason of Carmi and Katie (Cory) Rigg of Bone Gap, two sisters: Linda Bradfor of Evansville, Indiana and Michelle Jones of Princeton, Indiana and five grandchildren: Cameron Mason, Wesley Mason, Chelsey Rigg, Leah Rigg, and Gage Rigg. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 1 p.m. until time of  the 2 p.m. service at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion, Illinois with Bro. John Bogle officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

 

 

Frances Glendale "Glennie" Corwin, 91

Frances Glendale “Glennie” Corwin, 91 of Mt. Carmel, Illinois died Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Oakview Heights Nursing Home in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

 She was born March 14, 1923 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to Sereno B. and Gladys M. (Kays) Sperry.  She was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School.

 Glennie first married Vernon Franklin Corwin in 1941 in Carmi, Illinois. He was killed in a car accident in 1943. Glennie married George F. Corwin on February 8, 1946 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. George and Glennie were married 62 years until George’s death in 2009.

 Glennie is survived by three children: Billie (Ken) Terry of Mt. Carmel, Tom (Sarah) Corwin of Mooresville, Indiana, and Jerry (Mary Ellen) Corwin of Mt. Carmel. She was blessed with eight grandchildren: Kenny Terry, Chris Corwin, Josh Corwin, Julia Corwin, Mandy Uhlrich, Heather Westlake, Emily Rummel, and Megan Coy. She is also survived by twelve great-grandchildren: Kylee, Emma and Abby Westlake, Audrey and Anna Uhlrich, Sophie, Caleb and Elise Corwin, Malik, Maleah and Micaiah Coy, and Tiffany Terry. A sister, Dixie (Lee) Norman of Oklahoma also survives.

 Glennie was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, and a brother, Jack Sperry. 

 Glennie was a member of Parkview Christian Church in Mt. Carmel.

 Through the years Glennie worked at different businesses as a secretary, telephone operator and as a babysitter. Glennie was very artistic and loved to draw and paint pictures. She also loved her family, camping, and going to yard sales. At Oakview Nursing Home, she loved the word games they played, bingo, going to church services, and listening to the groups performing music for the residents.

 Her wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held at Jacob’s Well in Mt. Carmel on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 1 p.m. for family and friends. Graveside services will be at a later date at Allendale Cemetery in Allendale, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association in her memory.

 Funeral arrangements are being handled by Ingram Funeral Home of Allendale, Illinois.

 Online condolences may be made at www.ingramfh.net.

 

 

Minnie K. Seifert, 79

Minnie K. Seifert, age 79, of Albion, Illinois passed into Eternity on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at her home. Minnie was born on March 9, 1935 in Edwards County, close to the Smith School, to Verdie (Jones) and Frank T. Smith. She married Carl Eugene Seifert on October 20, 1956 in Browns, Illinois and he preceded her in death in November of 1981.

Minnie was a homemaker, who also worked hard at many different places of employment throughout her life, starting with the Montgomery Ward, then the  Quality Cleaners and Painter-Franklin Hardward store, all in Albion. She also worked for many years as a cook for the  Edwards County School system before retiring. She was an avid Democrat, she also attended both Bethel United Methodist Church in Ellery and the House of Prayer in Albion. She enjoyed being called “Minnie Pearl”, and loved having coffee and visiting with friends at the local McDonalds and Knapp Mart. Gardening was a favorite pastime, especially growing roses.Chasing her grandchildren and great-grands was her delight.

Minnie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers: Bud, Cyril and Lester, and one stillborn infant brother.

She is survived by her son, David Seifert of Albion,( April) of Norris City, Illinois, her grandchildren: Jamie (Bobby) Walker of Fairfield, Illinois, and Corey (Taylor) Seifert of Browns, Illinois, five great-grandchildren: Addison, Lillian, Whitney, Gracie and Ashton. She is also survived by a sister, Margie Chitwood  and a brother, Kenny (Betty) Smith, and two sisters-in-law: Eva Smith and Velma Smith, all of Albion. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, Illinois. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Ellery, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Edwards County High School Dinner Theatre, which is an annual event that Minnie always enjoyed attending.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ingramfh.net.

Ingram Funeral Home of Albion is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

 

Norma Grace Fewkes, 82

Norma Grace Fewkes, 82, of Albion, Illinois passed away at 1:20 p.m., March 22, 2014 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

She was born September 13, 1931 in Albion. Parents were John Fewkes and Mabel Anniss. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, where she served as elder, church treasurer and janitor. Norma had been a secretary and in Elder Care.

She is survived by her sister, Amy Leslie of Albion and a host of cousins, as well as her church family. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, brother-in-law and nephew.

Visitation for Norma Fewkes will be held Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Albion with Bro. David Shain officiating. Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Church. 

 

 

Charles Henry Baxter, 72

Charles Henry Baxter, 72, of Albion, Illinois passed away on March 18, 2014 at 4:45 p.m. at his home on South 8th Street in Albion. Charles was born on March 9, 1942, the firstborn son of Harold William and Katherine Irene Baxter. Chuck was the first of seven children (Chuck, Vern, Shirley, Tommy, Linda, Lana, and Patty) that were born to Harold and Katherine. Chuck grew up in the Edwards County area and was a graduate of Edwards County High School, Class of 1961. Three years after he graduated, Chuck married his girlfriend Anna Louise (Ashcraft). Chuck and Anna were married on February 9, 1963. Chuck and Anna have been married for 51 years, one week, and three days. Chuck worked various jobs over the years but was most proud of his wood working during the later years of his life. Chuck and Anna have four children, Trudy Harris (John, Deceased) of Evansville, Indiana, Tammy Pringle (Jim) of Albion, Illinois, Troy Baxter of Mt. Carmel, Illinois and Tiffany Gawthorp (Justin) also of Albion, Illinois. Chuck and Anna have nine grandchildren, Chris Baxter and his wife Renee of Albion, Rebekah Jones and her husband Chris of Henderson, Tennessee, Nicholas Baxter of Fairfield, Illinois, Rachel Harris of Evansville, Indiana, Talissa Pringle of Albion, Illinois, Dmitri, Temperance, Gracen, and Amadeus Gawthorp all of Albion. Chuck and Anna have one Great-Grandson, Beau Brantley Baxter. Chuck was preceded in death by both of his parents, both of Anna’s parents (Ed and Florence Ashcraft), and his younger brother Tommy.

Funeral service for Charles will be Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Grayville, Illinois.  Burial will be in Union Enterprise cemetery in rural Albion, Illinois. Visitation will be Friday, March 21, 2014 from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Grayville Church of Christ.

Online condolences may be left at www.ingramfh.net.

 

 

 

Grant Franklin Williams, 92

Grant Franklin Williams, age 92, of West Salem, Illinois passed into Eternity on March 12, 2014 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Grant was born on February 18, 1922 in Richland County, Illinois 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 First Christian Church in West Salem, a volunteer fireman for 21 years for the West Salem Fire Department and a member of the Richland County Shriners. He was employed as a material handler for Champion Laboratories for many years, and was also a License Examiner for the State of Illinois, Edwards County Branch. He was a funeral assistant for Ingram Funeral Home. Grant served as a Civil Defense Director for 12 years. He also served on the Edwards County Housing Authority Board from 1979-1995. Grant was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae of West Salem, three daughters: Judy (Darrell) Lau of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jean (Edward) Rothrock of West Salem, and Jennie (Michael) Ashburn of Foristell, Missouri, seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Rachel Jackson of Joshua, Texas and one cousin, Kay Heady of Newton, Illinois.

Funeral service for Grant Franklin Williams will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the First Christian Church in West Salem, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to service time at 7 p.m..  Private burial will follow at the Moravian Cemetery on Monday.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.ingramfh.net

Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

Erika Lynn Bare Aumock, 40

Erika Lynn Bare Aumock passed peacefully early Saturday morning, March 1, 2014, at her residence surrounded by her loving family at the age of 40 years. She was born January 24, 1974 in Springfield, Illinois. She was a member of the Moravian Church. Erika worked as a substitute school teacher.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, husband and her family. Erika also enjoyed knitting, teaching local knitting classes, working in her flower gardens and reading. She was also an accomplished pianist and used her talents for others. Left to cherish her memory is her husband Adair Aumock whom she married May 31, 1997 and her beautiful children, Cailynn and Avian Aumock; her parents Roger and Evelyn Bare, her father and mother-in-law William and Janice Aumock, two sisters Erin (Dustin) Alton, Emily (Jake) Paiser and one brother Evan (Karen) Bare, sister-in-law Koiki (Jason) Halberg, nieces and nephews; Lara Paiser, Noah and Jonah Alton, Jack Mecum, Sage, Corbin and Quinn Halberg.  Aunts and Uncles; Carol Walkenbach, Mary (Kenneth) Martin, Jo (Richard) Keller, Steve (Nancy) Bare, and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Walter and Neoma Fishel and Milton and Helen Bare.

At Erika’s request cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life took place March 4, 2014 at the Unionville Moravian Church in Unionville, Michigan. Officiating was Rev. Darrell Bell.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate “a life well lived” at the West Salem Moravian Church on March 29, 2014. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. with services at 11 a.m.

Memorials may be made to the West Salem Moravian Church Camping Fund and/or the Edwards County Relay for Life.