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DAHLGREN – Donald L. Frazier
Age: 96
Residence: Dahlgren, IL
Passed Away: 8 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2020 at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center, Mt. Vernon, IL

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2020, at Baltimore Cemetery (Olive Branch) near Wayne City, IL. Those attending are to go directly to the cemetery. Please observe the social distancing guidelines and please wear face coverings for the safety of all and thank you for your cooperation.

Clergy: Pastor Keith Neal
Burial: Baltimore Cemetery (Olive Branch), near Wayne City, IL

Date of Birth: May 14, 1924
Place of Birth: Dale, IL
Father: Frances Marion Frazier
Mother: Cora (Harrawood) Frazier
Donald attended country schools up to his eighth grade.
Marriage to: Mary Shelton on April 20, 1946 in Morganfield, KY. They were blessed with 65 years before she passed away on February 6, 2013.
Military Service: U.S. Navy
Occupation: Donald worked at Hall’s Sawmill near Dale, IL and he also worked in Fairfield, IL for the Career Development Center until his retirement.
Church Affiliation: He was a faithful member, Sunday School teacher and served as Deacon of Olive Branch Missionary Baptist Church of Wayne City, where he and Mary served as janitor for many years.
Activities: Don loved woodworking, growing flowers and mowing his lawn. His greatest joy was spending time with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and giving candy to the children at church.
Survivors:
Daughter: Mary Webber (husband Bill), Dahlgren, IL
Son: Roger Frazier (wife Glenda), Ashley, IL
5 – Grandchildren
7 – Great Grandchildren
2 – Sisters-in-Law: Shirley Shelton and Cathy Hunter of Wayne City, IL

Preceded in death by: Parents, 5 brothers, Ed, Amon, Emery, Dean, Eldoris; 3 sisters, Nora, Daisy and Margaret
Memorials to: The family requests donations be made to Honor Flight of Southern Illinois in memory of Donald and will be accepted at the cemetery.

The Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.


BENTON – Loretta Odom, 91, of Benton, passed away at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at Helia Healthcare in Benton, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on December 14, 1928, to Seburn and Ethel (Ward) Neal at Frisco, IL. On July 24, 1948, she married James P. Odom, and they were blessed with a devoted marriage of 68 years until his death on October 7, 2016.

Loretta was a successful Avon sales representative for 20 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Benton where she served as coordinator of bereavement dinners and a Sunday School teacher for many years. Her church family was very important to her. She was also a member of the Franklin County Home Bureau. Loretta enjoyed canning vegetables with her grandchildren, spending time with her family, having them over for dinner and celebrating birthdays and holidays together.

Loretta is survived by her two children, Karen (Bill) Hodges of Denver, CO and Brad Odom of Logan; four grandchildren, Emily (Victor) Munoz of Benton, Benji (Leslie) Odom of Ewing, Molly (Brandon) Koester of Benton and Jay Hodges of Tacoma, WA; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Faye Klosowski of Milwaukee, WI and several dearly loved nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Seburn and Ethel Neal, husband, James P. Odom, a grandson, Josh Odom, a granddaughter, Jennifer Hodges, a great-grandson, Deegan Odom, four brothers and four sisters.

Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020, at 1:30 p.m., at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, IL, with the Reverend Mark Minor, officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the caregivers at Helia Healthcare who have helped take care of Loretta.

A recording of the graveside service will be available for viewing on Pate Funeral Home’s website.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church and may be mailed to 203 W. Church St., Benton, IL 62812.

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.


MULKEYTOWN – Beverly Jean Berner, 82, of Mulkeytown, passed away on Wednesday July 29, 2020 at her home.

She was born on April 4, 1938 in Christopher, IL to Roy and Violet (Hastings) Moyers. She married Carl Edward Berner on September 13, 1958 and he survives of Mulkeytown.

He is also survived by his daughter Shari (Mike) Carpenter of Mulkeytown; two grandsons Matt (Allison) Carpenter of Effingham, IL and Todd (Loryn) Carpenter of Scheller; great grandchildren Adalyn, Zayden, Cole and Cain; one sister Elaine (Steve) Furlow of Mulkeytown; three brothers Jim (Mary) Moyers of Mulkeytown, Wayne (Sue Ann) Moyers of Mulkeytown and Bob (Shelley) Moyers of Coello.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Shirley Donelson.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mulkeytown Christian Church.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, August 1, 2020, at 10 a.m., at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Preacher Kurt Jensen officiating.  Visitation will be on Friday, July 31, 2020, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Mulkeytown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the West Franklin Historical District or to the Mulkeytown Christian Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.


MCLEANSBORO – Kenneth Sanders, 67, of McLeansboro passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020 at his home near McLeansboro.

Kenneth chose to be cremated. A graveside burial of ashes was held at Hopewell Cemetery in McLeansboro.

Date of Birth: March 7, 1953
Place of Birth: Elgin, IL
Father: Stanley Sanders
Mother: Vera (Ornick) Sanders
Occupation: Disabled
Church Affiliation: Catholic by Faith
Activities: Kenneth loved to listen to gospel music and spend time with his friends at home.

Kenneth was survived by a brother, Robert Sanders and a sister, Donna (Sanders) Cantrell.

The Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro was in charge of arrangements.


ENFIELD – Cynthia K. Pierce, 59, a resident of Enfield, Illinois, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN.

She was born February 13, 1961 in Bonneterre, MO to Clarence and Barbara Bess. She was a home maker.

Cynthia is survived by two sons: Justin (Jacinda) Pierce of Enfield, IL and Wesley (Nancy) Pierce of Enfield, IL; and ten grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Glenn Pierce.

No formal services are to be held at this time.

Online condolences may be shared at www.gholsonfuneralhome.com.

The Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.


MCLEANSBORO – Amos Leslie Draper, 69, of McLeansboro, passed away of Monday, July 27, 2020 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020, at 1 p.m., at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Pastors Bill Hampton and Alan Robbins with Eulogy. Social distancing will be observed. Face coverings will be required. The Harre Funeral Home thanks you for your cooperation for the the safety of all.

Date of Birth: February 11, 1951
Place of Birth: McLeansboro, IL
Father: Carroll C. Draper
Mother: Annabelle (Abott) Draper
Marriage to: Carolyn (Wheeler) on February 22, 1969 in McLeansboro, IL. She survives in McLeansboro.
Occupation: Amos worked as a coal miner at Wheeler Creek Mine, McLeansboro.
Church Affiliation: Member of New Hope Baptist Church.
Activities: He loved traveling, playing cards and horseback riding.

Survivors:
Wife: Carolyn Draper, McLeansboro, IL
1 Daughter: Vanessa Ewing (husband Evan), Scheller, IL
1 Granddaughter: Alexandrea Healy
1 Great Granddaughter: Scarlett Smith
1 Brother: Curt Draper (wife Nancy), South Carolina
3 Sisters: Ruth Ann Mayberry (husband Ron), Iola, Kansas
Janet Hosick (husband Kelly), Norris City, IL
Tammy Chambliss (husband Tim), Wayne City, IL
Preceded in Death by: Parents, Brother Sam Draper

The Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.


CHRISTOPHER – Marie Valentina Sapinski, 98, of Christopher, passed away on Monday July 27, 2020 at her home.

She was born on February 14, 1922 to Don and Constance (Mordini) Cima. She married Mike Sapinski and he preceded her in death on September 18, 1974.

She is survived by one daughter Cheri Sapinski of Christopher; one granddaughter Tasha Sapinski of Christopher; three great grandchildren Krystal Sapinski, Jonathan Sapinski and Calista Stangle; one great great grandson Khalil Brown and one very special friend Sam Aiello.

Marie was a very loving person and was a member of the First Christian Church of Christopher and was a former member of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Christopher Senior Citizens.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Russell Wayne Sapinski; one granddaughter Crystal Lea Sapinski and one sister.

Funeral services will be on Friday July 31, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Brother Larry Cook officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Masonic and IOOF cemetery in Benton.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.


CHRISTOPHER – Betty Jean Swink, 87, of Christopher, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2020 at her home.

She was born on January 8, 1933 in Dongola, IL to Fleatus Elmer and Mertie Estus (Adams) Corzine. She married Leavell Swink on June 4, 1966 and he preceded her in death on August 20, 2000.

Betty is survived by her son Bradford (Donella) Swink of Mulkeytown; nieces and nephews Sandra Lewis, Karen (David) Reininger, James (Yolanda) Corzine; great niece Angela Schrum; great nephews Andrew Lewis, David Karraker, Brandon Reininger and several great great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters Maribelle Karraker and Marjory Corzine; one brother Byford Corzine and one sister-in-law Barbara Corzine, one nephew Gary Karraker and one niece Rhonda Corzine.

She was a homemaker, and had worked for Smoot Oil Company in Dongola and she was a bookkeeper for U-Save Office Furniture that her and her husband owned. She was a member of the Faith Missionary Baptist Church of Christopher and was a Sunday school teacher and played the piano. She was also a member of the Christopher Women’s Club, Jolly Jill’s, and the Red Hatter’s.

Funeral services for Betty Swink will be on Thursday July 30, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Christopher with Rev. Ron Cremeens officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at the Mt Olive Cemetery in Dongola, IL.

Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.


MARION – Farrell “Tom” or “Tom Cat” Dale Atkins, 77, of Marion formerly of Sesser went to be with Lord surrounded by his family and his precious furbaby Candy that never left his side.

He was born on May 25, 1943 to Leonard and Cora (Risley) Atkins.

He is survived by his children Robin (Brent) Foster of Benton, IL, Regina (David) Owens of Sedalia, MO, and Thomas (Joann) Atkins of Marion, IL; grandchildren Dustin (Rachel) Martin, Jenna (Cody) Webb, Joshua (Rachel) Owens, Tim (Megan) Owens, Benjamin (Brittney) Owens, Ashley Atkins, Brittany Atkins and Christian Goldsberry; 6 great grandchildren; one brother Chuck Atkins of Sesser; two sisters Jean Jones of Sesser and Theresa (Harry) Poole of Mascoutah, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Don Atkins and one sister Glenda Fornear.

He had worked as a coalminer with Inland Steel and Consol Mine. He retired from Taylor Brothers Welding. He was an avid fisherman.

His wishes were to be cremated and a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.


BENTON – Terry Lynn “TL” Stowers, 74, of Benton, passed away at 1:51 p.m., on Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

He was born on July 14, 1946, to Floyd and Faye (Hammonds) Stowers in Benton, IL. On June 12, 1971, he married the former Marcia Davis. Mr. Stowers was a United States Marines Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He worked at the Waltonville Orient #3 Mine and Farmersville Crown #3 Mine for 22 years.

Terry was a member of West City Baptist Church, Benton, VFW Post 2671, U.M.W.A. Local 12 and Local 9111. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. TL was an avid reader, enjoyed his TV shows, the outdoors and spending time in Pope County, tinkering with electronics, cars, tractors, he was known as Mr. Fix It. Terry had a smile on his face and never knew a stranger.

Mr. Stowers is survived by his loving spouse of 49 years, Marcia L. Stowers; one son, Derek Stowers and wife Sarah of Benton, IL; three grandsons, Logan Stowers, Lenox Stowers and Lance Stowers; one sister, Brenda Welborn, Marion, IL; one brother, Lindell Lee Stowers and wife Marty of Mt. Vernon, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 South Main St., Benton, IL.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday, August 2, 2020, from 1 to 3 p.m., at Pate Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hammonds Cemetery, Disabled American Vets or to the donor’s favorite charity, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.


MULKEYTOWN – Norman Davis Smith, 90, of Mulkeytown, passed away on Saturday July 25, 2020 at his home.

He was born on February 12, 1930 in Christopher to Lester and Dora (Montgomery) Smith. He married Eleanora (Williamson) Smith on August 29, 1954 and she survives of Mulkeytown.

He is also survived by his three daughters Tracy Dawn Smith of Energy, Denise Tanner of Cape Girardeau, MO and Renee Melody Lampley of West Frankfort, IL; 8 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and one brother James Monroe Smith of Granite City, IL.

He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a member of the UMWA. He loved to hunt, fish and gardening, but his passion was to raise and train Beagles.

He was preceded in death by his father Lester Smith, mother Dora Colp, step-father Elmer “Preach” Colp who raised him from a small age, three sisters and two brothers.

Graveside services will be on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at 11 a.m., at the Mulkeytown Cemetery in Mulkeytown with Pastor Zip Biby officiating. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.


INA – In Loving Memory: Dallas Marvin Houseworth, 81, peacefully left this world for his Heavenly Home on Monday, July 20, 2020. Dallas loved the outdoors and enjoyed watching deer, rabbits and horses playing in the fields near his home.

Dallas honorably served his county as a member of the United States Army.

Dallas was born August 15, 1938 to James and Lucille Houseworth. He married Brenda Sullivan on September 11, 1973. He is survived by Brenda, his sons Charles (Linda), Brandon (Tracy) and Brent (Ann). He has 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Dallas’ services will be held at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina, Illinois on Saturday, July 25, 2020. The showing will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with the service immediately following. Pastor Brandon Houseworth will preside. Burial will be at the Williams Chapel Cemetery. We are limited to 50 people in the building at a time. If you are planning on attending the services it is asked that you practice social distancing and that you wear a mask.

For more information or to send online condolences, please visit johnstonfuneralhome.com.


BENTON – Diann Pemberton Keith, 76, of Benton, IL, passed away at 1:30 p.m. on July 22, 2020, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, IL.

She was born on September 12, 1943, to Stanley and Geneva (Williams) Pemberton in Benton, IL. Diann married Robert Merrill Keith on August 10, 1968 and they were married for 51 years. She loved him infinitely.

Diann’s purpose in life was to love, care for, and educate children. She obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She fulfilled her purpose each day of her life through her love and support for her children, nieces and nephews and the many children whose lives she changed for the better during her 34 years as an educator.

Over those 34 years, Diann taught school in Rantoul, IL, Austin, TX, and Benton, IL. She served as a teacher of Special Education students, Kindergarteners, and First Graders, among other assignments.

Diann is survived by her loving husband Robert and her beloved dog Pepper, both of Benton, IL; a daughter, Heather Keith of Findlay, OH, a son, Dan Keith and his partner Caitlin Crolley of Asheville, NC; brothers-in-law Robert Gariepy of Benton, IL, Kevin (Kristi) Josephson of Onalaska, WI, Scott (Roberta) Josephson of Minneota, MN, sisters-in-law Kindra Pemberton of Macendonia, IL, Deanna (Ron) Graham of Fergus Falls, MN and Jyl Josephson (Jim Nelson) of Jersey City, NJ. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews, whom she was very proud of and loved deeply.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley and Geneva Pemberton, her brother, John Pemberton, and her sister, Norah Jane Gariepy.

Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St. Benton, Il.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2020, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Pate Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Pate Funeral Home, with Rev. Kurt Sanders officiating.

Burial will take place following services at Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton, IL.

Phase 4 guidelines will be in effect. We are limited to 50 people in our building at a time. We ask that everyone wears a mask and please use social distancing guidelines.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Benton West City Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry, and can be collected at the funeral home, or mailed to BWCMA, P.O. Box 934, Benton, IL 62812.

Online Condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.


CREAL SPRINGS – Judi Wingler
Age: 70
Residence: Creal Springs, IL
Passed Away: 5:52 a.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at her residence. A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Date of Birth: September 16, 1949
Place of Birth: McLeansboro, IL
Father: Jasper Morris
Mother: Mary Ellen (Lewis) Morris
Marriage To: Gregory Wayne Wingler on June 10, 1977 in McLeansboro, IL
Occupation: She worked at the Springfield Clinic for 23 years.
Activities: Judi graduated from McLeansboro Township High School in McLeansboro and she attended Rend Lake College and Eastern Illinois University for one year.
Church Affiliation: Presbyterian by Faith

Survivors:
Husband: Gregory Wingler, Creal Springs, IL
Daughter: Lynn Marie Jacoby, Springfield, IL
Granddaughter: Tia Marie Davis, Springfield, IL
Grandson: Zachary Jacoby, Springfield, IL
3 Great Granddaughters: Lyriqa Davis, Zoe Davis and Serenity Allen
1 Brother: Gary Morris (wife Judy), Enfield, IL
2 Sisters: Donna Deen (husband Frank), McLeansboro, IL
Kay Stoutzel, San Ramon, CA
2 Nieces: Debbie Phillips (husband Darrel), McLeansboro, IL
Kathy Nelson (husband Rich), San Ramon, CA
2 Nephews: Rod Deen (wife Connie), Fairview Hts, IL
Brad Deen (wife Lisa), Norris City, IL

Preceded in Death By: Parents, 1 brother, Lewis Morris
Memorials To: Donors Choice

The Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.


MCLEANSBORO – Paul J. Richardson, 84, a resident of McLeansboro, Illinois, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at the Hamilton Memorial Rehab and Nursing Center.

He was born January 13, 1936 in St. Louis, MO to Paul J. and Olive Almarie (King) Richardson. Paul was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps having served during the Korean Conflict and was a retired truck driver.

Paul is survived by his son, John and wife Jessica Richardson of Chicago, IL; and two grandchildren: Elizabeth Ittner Richardson and Jonathon Richardson.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Angeline “Sadie” (Duck) Richardson; one daughter, Paula Richardson; and one son, Shane Richardson.

No formal services are to be held at this time. Memorials may be made to the Alley Cat Allies and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.

Online condolences may be shared at www.gholsonfuneralhome.com.

The Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.


BENTON – Phyllis J. Crider, 71, of Benton, passed away at 4:46 a.m., on Saturday, July 18, 2020, at Herrin Hospital.

She was born on September 15, 1948, at home, R.R. 2, in Thompsonville, IL. She was the daughter of Jim and Roxie (Duckworth) Reed, along with her siblings, James Everette Reed, Norma Jean (Reed) Lance, Mary Louise (Reed) Brown and Bobby D. Reed. She married Jack Crider on April 3, 1971, in Mt. Vernon. They were blessed with 49 years of marriage. Together they had two daughters and one son, Rhonda, Jacque and Mark.

Mrs. Crider is survived by her husband, Jack E. Crider; daughters, Rhonda K. Crider and fiancé Mike Matzker, of Benton, Jacque R. Farr, and husband, Dempsey Farr Jr. of Benton and son Mark A. Crider of Marion; grandchildren, Torey Pulliam and wife Raquel of Sesser, Ricky Corn and wife Haley of Benton, Tarron Pulliam and wife Makayla of Benton, Dustin Hayes of Benton, Brittany Patterson and husband Sean of Hinesville, GA, Mady Wallace of Benton, Travis Richardson of Dix and Tabor Pulliam of Benton; great-grandchildren, Tayleigh and Lucy Pulliam, August Rich, Peyton and Zaiha Pulliam, Tyson Farr, Carson White, and Easton Corn; a brother, Bobby D. Reed and wife Mary Lou of Hendersonville, TN, their children, Rick Reed and Julie Angel (Zachary) Bruce and one sister, Mary Brown of Benton, her children, Alicia Graves, Doug (Clyde) Barnhill and Rodney Barnhill; nephews, Jamie, John and Joel Reed and nieces, Becky (Reed) Hillis and Sharon Lance; and several great-nieces and great-nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Roxie Reed; one brother, James Everette Reed and wife Carolyn; one sister, Norma Jean (Reed) Lance and husband Roscoe Lance; two brother-in-laws, Clyde Barnhill and Eugene Brown; one nephew, Terry Zachary; and one great-nephew, Scott M. McDonough.

Mrs. Crider was a member of the Benton Church of God/New Life Church for 40 years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, singing, writing songs, short stories and poems. She was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 22, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Pate Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 10 a.m., at the Pate Funeral Home, Benton, IL, with Earl Minson, officiating. Burial will follow funeral services at Brady Cemetery, Akin, IL.

Phase 4 guidelines will be in effect. We are limited to 50 people in our building at a time. We ask that everyone wears a mask and please use social distancing guidelines.

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Crider’s honor to the Alzheimers Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.


CHRISTOPHER – Ronald Dean Niblett, 80, passed away peacefully at home at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

Ronald was born December 25, 1939 in Christopher to Avery and Alta (Williams) Niblett.

He married Judith Marie McGhee on August 3, 1961. She survives of Christopher.

He is also survived by his children, Lisa Murphy, Timothy Niblett, Mark Niblett, and Crystal (Scott) Dagner, grandchildren, Alexis Murphy, Ashley (Adam) Swon, Lindsey (John Wilson) Niblett, Brandi (Taylor) Adams, Mathew (Kayla) Niblett, Sabrina (Omar) Mendez, Destiny Niblett, Cole Dagner, and Levi Dagner, great-grandchildren, Alexis Swon, Avery Niblett, Tristin Adams, Abby Adams, Piper Adams, Kaiden Niblett, Myla Niblett, Jaden Mendez, and Daniel Mendez.

Ronald is also survived by sisters, Betty (Ken) Jones, Billie VanZandt, sister-in-law Marietta Niblett, several nieces and nephews, lifelong friends, a special niece, Suzanne Crain, friend, Gary Dean VanZandt, and special girls, Bailey and Reagan Gilbert.

Ronald was preceeded in death by his parents Avery Niblett and Alta Niblett Cherry, step-father, Ira Cherry, sisters, Mildred Hagen and Margaret Pasquino, brothers, Howard and Donald Niblett, and two special brothers-in-law, Doy VanZandt and Bob McGhee.

Ronald graduated from Christopher High School in 1957 and was a lifelong resident of Christopher. He retired from Old Ben Coal Mine in West Frankfort. Ronald was active in the class of 1957 reunion committee. He was a member of the Christopher American Legion where he liked to play pinochle with his buddies. He worked for the City of Christopher for many years both as an alderman and the building and zoning inspector. Ronald was an avid Cardinals fan. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandkids. Ronald was a member of the New Life Church of God in Benton.

Funeral services will be held at Gilbert Funeral Home on Thursday, July 23 with the Pastor Rod Joplin officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The funeral will begin at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.


SESSER – Theodore Thomas “Jed” Lemons, age 54, of Sesser, IL, passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at his home.

Phase 4 Restore allows fifty attendees using social distancing guidelines, wearing a mask is required. Memorial Celebration of Life Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Bro. Curtis Overton officiating. Private family burial will be in the Hammond Cemetery near Sesser. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospitals, or to the American Heart Association, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Theodore Thomas “Jed” Lemons, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.


BENTON – Mr. Paul David McPherson, age 53, of Benton, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020 at the Lake Cove Resort of Whittington, with family by his side.

Paul’s wishes are to be cremated.

Phase 4 Restore allows fifty attendees using social distancing guidelines, which includes wearing a mask.

A Memorial Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2020 at the Leffler Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday at the Leffler Funeral Home.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Paul, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.


BUCKNER – Harry Howard Thomas, 84, of Buckner, passed away on Sunday July 19, 2020 at home, with her wife of 64 years, Christina, by his side.

Harry was born on May 30, 1936 in West Frankfort to David and Beulah Thomas. He was raised in Buckner and married his high school sweetheart Mary Christina (Simion) Thomas on April 12, 1956.

Harry proudly served 20 years in the United States Navy. His Navy career took him all over the world but Buckner was always home.

After returning to Southern Illinois, Harry finished his career at Old Ben Mine # 26. He happily retired to his favorite full time job, Grandpa.

Harry spent many years in his garage/shop with an open door for neighbors to stop and visit. He always had a project and would tinker for hours in his shop.

Harry loved to read, fish, ride his scooter and drive his jeep.

Harry is survived by his wife Christina; his son Chris (Launa) Thomas of Christopher, son and daughter-in-law Scott (Amanda) Thomas of Mulkeytown; grandchildren Zach (Katie) Thomas, Kati (Steve) Borta of Sesser, Matt (Leigh Ann) Thomas of Akin and Samantha (Trevor) Reeves of Mulkeytown; great grandchildren Jaxon Borta, Charley Borta, Evan Thomas, Ryleigh Thomas, Lela Thomas, Lexton Thomas, Ledger Thomas and Madilynn Reeves; sister-in-law Joann Thomas of Yuaipa, CA; brother-in-law Andy Wilson of Christopher.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Bette Thomas, brother David A. Thomas, step sister Valier Wilson and one infant son.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday July 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Andy Wilson officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at St Andrews Catholic Cemetery in Christopher.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.


MCLEANSBORO – Randy Inboden
Age: 57
Residence: McLeansboro , IL
Passed Away: 4 a.m., Saturday, July 18, 2020 at his residence.
Visitation: 10 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 20, 2020 at the First General Baptist Church, McLeansboro, IL.
Funeral: Noon, Monday, July 20, at First General Baptist Church.
SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE OBSERVED AND FACE COVERINGS ARE REQUESTED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION FOR EVERYONE’S SAFETY.
Burial: White County Memorial Garden, Carmi, IL.

Date of Birth: October 9, 1962
Place of Birth: Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Father: Oris Elwood Inboden
Mother: Joy (Allen) Inboden
Marriage to: Lucinda Ann (Chambers) on Dec. 28, 1983 in Norris City, IL. She survives in McLeansboro, IL.
Occupation: Oil field work and also worked as a factory worker at General Tire.
Church Affiliation: First General Baptist Church of McLeansboro.
Activities: Was a member of “Road Riders for Jesus” of McLeansboro; Randy was a Master Mechanic, woodworker and a Jack of all Trades.

Survivors:
Wife: Cindy Inboden, McLeansboro, IL
1 Son: Kyle James Inboden, Cleburne, TX
1 Daughter: Heather Dawn Stevens (husband Christian), Carmi, IL
Mother: Joy Inboden, McLeansboro, IL
1 Brother: Rocky Inboden (wife Vickie), Cleburne, TX
2 Granddaughters: Mikaela Stevens, Carmi, IL
Avaleigh Faye Carlson, Salem, IL
PaPa’s Boys: Presley and Vedder Barnfield, McLeansboro, IL
2 Nephews: Shane Laramore of Indianapolis, IN
Justin Inboden of Ohio
Special Nieces: Shelley Marcozzi, Cleburne, TX
Sarah Laramore, Cleburne, TX
Brandice Barnfield, McLeansboro, IL
Preceded in Death By: Father, Sister Christy Healy, Grandson Eason James Inboden

MEMORIALS TO: First General Baptist Church and will be accepted at the Church or may be mailed to Harre Funeral Home, P.O. Box 37, McLeansboro, IL.

The Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.


MCLEANSBORO – Mary Frances (Maulding) York went home to meet her Lord on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Mary was born northeast of Thackery, IL on May 23, 1934 to Earl Ambrose and Lou Ina (Thompson) Maulding. She was 86 years of age.

Visitation is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2020 at First General Baptist Church, McLeansboro. Her funeral will follow at 2 p.m. at the First General Baptist Church with Pastor Jacob Gray officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, in McLeansboro, IL.

Social distancing will be observed during the services. Face coverings will be required.

After high school, Mary attended Devrey Beauty School in Evansville, IN. She worked as a hairdresser, owning her own shop (Mary’s Beauty Spot) at different places in McLeansboro. Mary loved helping others. She had the gift of compassion and spent many hours visiting nursing homes, hospitals, shut-ins and trying to lend a hand to anyone in need. Until her strokes, she was active in her church and community serving others in Cub Scouts, PTA, 4-H leader, Modern Woodmen, Rebeccah Lodge, Hamilton County Historical Society and others. Mary was part owner of York Tank Truck Service.

Mary is survived by a daughter, Bobbie Sandusky, McLeansboro; a son Bradley Scott York, Marietta, GA; a daughter, Angela (Barry) Baker, Carmi, IL.

Grandchildren: Will (Beth) Sandusky, Leigh Anna Browning, Stephanie (Jake) Chambliss, Dylan (Taylor) Baker, Mackenzie Baker, Allyson York (fiancé Thomas Davis), Cameron York, Grayson York, Jackson York.

Great Grandchildren: Camron, Creed, Londynn and Maihaleigh Browning, Tig and Wylie Chambliss and Acadia Baker.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 62 years, Robert Raymond York; beloved son-in-law, Bill Sandusky; a great grandbaby and her brothers, William Thompson Maulding and Clyde Dale Maulding, along with several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Baptist Children’s Home, Carmi, IL and/or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospitals and will be accepted at the church or at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro, which is in charge of arrangements.


MCLEANSBORO – James Wallace Flannigan the 3rd, age 98 years, 5 months, passed away peacefully on July 8th, 2020 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro, IL.

Wallace was born in Franklin County on February 8th, 1922, the fourth of five siblings. His parents were Samuel Tallmadge Flannigan and Dora Mae (Johnson) Flannigan. He married Laura Belle Smith on Sept. 27th, 1947. They were married 67 years; together they had three children, Rex, Rocke and Debra.

Wallace joined the Army in 1942 and trained and worked as a cook stateside. He chose to go overseas and served in France and the Rhineland as a Military Police during World War II. He rode the rails protecting the supplies being shipped to the front lines.

Wallace lost his father in the Great Tornado of 1925 at the young age of 3. As the oldest boy in the family, without his father, he had many responsibilities. As a boy of 17 he joined the Civil Conservation Corp. and worked in Northern Illinois. He kept $5 of his earnings sending the rest to his mother. James worked in the oil field as a Driller in the majority of states east of the Rockies. He finished his career as an oil field drilling consultant. He also worked in Saudi Arabia one year.

The education he received in Flannigan Township served him well, and geography was a special area of interest. Regardless of where he traveled, he could and would share the best route and what rivers were being crossed. He knew the best way to get to just about anywhere. He enjoyed people, loved telling stories of long ago experiences and was very witty. He loved horses and often shared stories of his childhood horse George, tricks he could perform, and how he earned the money to purchase him.

Wallace was a lifelong member of the Fraternal Order of Masons, American Legion Post 106, and an enthusiastic contributor to the Shriner’s hospitals.

Wallace lived a full life, he loved his family and extended family, loved to tell stories, play cards, and watch horse races. He felt if anything was worth doing, it was worth doing right and was a stickler for a job well done. He will be sadly missed by family and all who knew him.

Wallace is survived by daughter, Debbie Stratton, and husband Gary, of Dahlgren, IL, granddaughters Beth Tidball, and husband Chad Ahren, of Indianapolis, IN, Brooke Tidball, of St. Louis, MO, four great grandchildren, Dylan and Miles Patterson, Avery and Lorelei Ahren, brother-in-law Walter Smith of Billings, MT, brother-in-law Robert (Celia) Smith of Laredo, TX, sister-in-law Betty Hardt of Mt. Vernon, MO, and many nieces (each one his favorite) nephews, great nieces and nephews.

Wallace was preceded in death by his parents, wife Laura Belle, sons Rex D. and Rocke D. Flannigan, his siblings Ersel Cluck, Geraldine (Dean) Pritchett, Vonda Lee Cobb, and Wayne (Joan) Flannigan.

The funeral service will be held at the McLeansboro Reservoir Pavilion, Sat. July 18th at 10:30 a.m., McLeansboro, IL. Pastor Denise Burke of Salem Presbyterian Church will be officiating. Burial will follow the funeral at Glenview Garden of Memory. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Gholson Funeral Home. Social distancing will be observed, masks will be available.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 4400 Clayton Ave., St. Louis, MO.

Online condolences may be shared at www.gholsonfuneralhome.com.


MCLEANSBORO – Robert Eugene Kinnear

Age: 58
Residence: McLeansboro, IL
Passed Away: 3:32 a.m., Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in McLeansboro, IL

A private family service will be held Friday, July 17, 2020 at Harre Funeral Home with cremation to follow. Private family burial of ashes will take place at a later date. A family memorial service will be held Saturday, July 18 at the New Life Assembly of God Church with Reverend Andy May officiating. The service will be at 11 a.m. Social distancing will be observed during services.

Date of Birth: July 26, 1961
Place of Birth: Hamilton Co., IL
Father: Joe Kinnear
Mother: Nina (Bowers) Kinnear
Activities: He loved motorcycle riding, boating, swimming, yard work and going to church.
Occupation: Robert was a concrete and cement finisher.
Church Affiliation: United Covenant Church in Mt. Vernon, IL

Survivors:
Sisters: Phyllis Sue Bowers (husband John), Jesse Salazar (husband Hank), Maywood, IL; Darlene Heil (Galesburg), Jolene Green (husband Jimmy) of McLeansboro; Amanda May (husband Chad), McLeansboro.

Brothers: Dan Kinnear (wife Marie), Havsu, AZ; Dick Kinnear (wife Judy) of Evansville, IN; Tony Kinnear (wife Lil), Thatcher, AZ; Jim Bell, McLeansboro; Dustin Bell and Ronny Kinnear, McLeansboro; Cody Kinnear, McLeansboro; Joshua Bell, McLeansboro and many nieces & nephews.

Preceded in death by: parents and brother David Lee Kinnear; nephew Colten May, Willie Mezo and Kathy Kinnear.

The Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Kinnear.


SESSER – Lisa Rea Loucks, 51, of Sesser, formerly of Christopher passed away on July 11, 2020 at 9:17 p.m.

She was born on June 16, 1969 in Pinckneyville, IL to George and Sandra (Moore) Murch. She married Marc Loucks on October 22, 2005 and he survives of Sesser.

She is survived by her parents George and Sandra Murch of Christopher; husband Marc Loucks of Sesser; three children Brent Ullman of Grand Tower, IL, Austin (Samantha) Loucks of Christopher and Azure Loucks of Sesser; two sisters Jacque (Bill) Matyi of Johnston City, IL and Trisha Pheasant of Carterville, IL and several nieces and nephews.

Lisa raised and loved Ragdoll cats.

Funeral services will be on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 11 a.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Brother Jay Kelly officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mitchell Cemetery in Sesser.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.


LOGAN – Mr. Johnnie Eugene Nangle, age 65, of Logan, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Franklin Hospital Emergency Room, after a year and a half long battle with cancer and treatments at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Siteman Cancer Center of St. Louis, MO.

Johnnie’s wishes are to be cremated, with no public services.

Cremation services are with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Johnnie, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.


WEST FRANKFORT – Deanna Renee Upton, age 52, of West Frankfort, passed away at noon, Monday, July 6, 2020 at her daughter’s home.

Deanna’s wishes are to be cremated. A private family service will be held at a future date.

Cremation services are with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Deanna, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.


SESSER – James O. Holland, 80 of Sesser, passed away at 2:47 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2020, at Herrin Hospital.

Mr. Holland was born on July 2, 1940, to Richard and Geneva (Stephens) Holland in Barnesville, OH.

He moved to Illinois in 1983 where he continued to work for MSHA, as a Federal Mine Inspector and retired in 2001.

Mr. Holland was a United States Army Veteran serving in Korea. He was a member of the V.F.W., 32nd Degree Mason, Scottish Rite and Shriners.

James is survived by his three children, Steve Holland and wife Lisa, Vickie Holland, and Rob Holland and wife Christa; two step children, Mark Lenevich and wife Patricia, and David Lenevich; a brother, Richard Holland; three sisters, Judie Hannahs and husband Gary, Arlene Wyer and husband William, and Linda Starr and husband George; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mr. Holland was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Geneva Holland; wife, Gloria I. (Norris) Holland; and a sister-in-law, Linda Holland.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

James wishes was for cremation to take place.

Online condolences may be expressed online at www.patefh.com.


BENTON – Mr. James Lawrence Hudson, age 67, of Benton, passed away Monday, July 6, 2020 at his home.

Jim’s wishes are to be cremated, with no public services.

Cremation services are with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

James Lawrence Hudson was born on July 16, 1952 in Christopher, IL; the son of Forrest C. Hudson and Helen J. (Hunt) Hudson.

He was a retired lineman with General Telephone and Electric. 

Jim is survived by three grandchildren: Cheyenne Hudson, Casey J. Hudson, and Sydney Hudson; three great-grandchildren; and a half-brother Forrest S. Hudson; and his two close friends Connie Hogan and Gary Craig.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Forrest Hudson; and a brother Michael R. Hudson.

Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Jim, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.


MCLEANSBORO – Cecil Eugene (Gene) Allen, age 82 of McLeansboro, passed away at 10:05 a.m. on Monday, July 6 at home surrounded by his family.

He was born February 21, 1938 to Cecil Allen and Ruth (Sutherland) Allen. Gene married the love of his life, Mae Cantrell, on June 20, 1959.

Gene is survived by his wife of 61 years Mae Allen; two daughters, Genia (David) Nelson of McLeansboro, IL and Rita (Mark) Lee of Pinckneyville, IL; a son, Terry (Denita) Allen of Benton, KY; 8 grandchildren, Melissa (Greg) Kaufman, Bethany (Jason) Moore, Brittany (Michael) McConachie, Matthew Nelson, Jessibeth (Tim) Williams, Courtney (Paul) Nehrkorn, Jake (Erica) Allen and Clay Allen; 2 step-grandsons, Devin (Savannah) Griggs and Travis Griggs; 18 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; one brother, Jerry (Sandy) Allen; one sister Nancy (Jerry) Prather; 2 sisters-in-law Rose (Tom) Jones and Shirley (Don) Birt; one brother-in-law Marvin Walker and several nieces and nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Janet Walker and one great-grandson, Dayson Moore.

Gene was a member of Blooming Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School Teacher and Sunday School Director. He also served as Goshen Trail Baptist Association Moderator. He was co-owner of JA Ag Supply for 44 years.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Blooming Grove Baptist Church, McLeansboro, IL. The funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. with Brother Mark Lee, Brother Jason Moore and Brother Bill Miller officiating. The service will be live-streamed on Mae Allen’s Facebook. Burial will be at Blooming Grove Cemetery. Social distancing guidelines will be observed during services.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the church or at Harre Funeral Home.

The Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL is in charge of arrangements.


CHRISTOPHER – Robin Lenard, 63, of Christopher, passed away on July 7, 2020 at her home.

She was born on February 19, 1957 in Christopher, IL to Robert Cook Sr. and Betty (Tindall) Dial.

She is survived by her children Rebecca (Michael) Bourland of Christopher, IL, Christina (Kevin) Hulford of Spring Hill, TN and Robert Cook of Christopher, IL; grandchildren Ashley, Derek, Jenny, Nick, Syaria, Carissa, Billy, Mackenzie and Cameron; great grandchildren Cheyenne, Trinity, Blake, Justin, Sydney and Journey; one brother Carlo (Carrie) Dial of Christopher; one sister Tamela (Rick) Grammer of Christopher and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers Delmar Tindall, Rocky Connor and John Connor.

Funeral services will be on Friday July 10, 2020 at 4 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Visitation will be on Friday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.


CUMBERLAND CITY, TN – Kent Alan Alsobrooks 59 of Cumberland City, TN, formerly of Benton, IL, died July 4,2020 at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville, TN.

He was born to George and Loretta (Summers) Alsobrooks on October 11, 1960. He lived a very colorful and interesting life.

Kent attended elementary and high schools in Benton, IL. He was valedictorian of the Class of 1978. That same year he and his best friend accepted a personal invitation to visit former President Richard Nixon at his home in San Clemente, CA.

During his younger life, Kent achieved many accomplishments. He became a member of the RLDS Church in 1968. He was a grade-school spelling bee champ, won numerous essay contests, and had the privilege of traveling to Honduras in the Open Door Exchange Program.

Kent had many interests and hobbies. He was a life-long St. Louis Cardinals fan. In recent years he became an avid country music fan. He belonged to several fan clubs and established personal acquaintances with a few of his favorite singers. He has a collection of photos with these country music stars. Kent also collected personally autographed photos of several movie and television personalities.

He was an entrepreneur. Over the years he was employed in sales, owned a lawn business, and worked in the family sign business.

Kent was preceded in death by his grandparents Humbert and Lilly Summers, Marshal and Irene Alsobrooks, his aunts Wanda Summers, Lola Kearney, and Sue Kupiec, and uncles Harold Summers, Glenn Summers and Lloyd Alsobrooks. He is survived by his parents, sister Gayla (Dana) Hill of Christopher, an aunt and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be at Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8. Burial will be at Jackson Grove Cemetery. As per the current guidelines in place a maximum amount of 50 people will be permitted in the funeral home at a time. If you are planning on attending the services it is recommended that you wear a mask and practice social distancing.

For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com.


BENTON – Gary Dean Nave, 84, of Benton passed away Sunday morning July 5, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

Gary was born in Blackwell, Oklahoma on April 26, 1936, the son of Carl & Edna (Suenram) Nave.

Mr. Nave married Patricia Unger at St. Adrian’s Catholic Church in Chicago, Illinois on October 13, 1956.

Gary was a huge hunter and fisherman. He loved being in his boat.

Mr. Nave is survived by his:
Wife of 63 years: Patricia Nave of Benton

Children:
Monica Ryan of Chicago
Michelle Caffero of Chicago
Mary Nave-Wurtz of Highland Park, IL

Grandchildren:
Elizabeth Ryan
Joe Ryan
Matt Ryan
Nicole Caffero-Garcia
Rene Caffero
Sophia Nave-Quartararo

1 Great Grandchild: Angelina Del-Cid

Mr. Nave was preceded in death by a son-James Dean Nave and by his Parents.

A Memorial Service will be announced at a future date.

For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com.


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MCLEANSBORO – Paul Dean Rubenacker
Age: 75
Residence: McLeansboro, IL
Passed Away: 1:38 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2020 at his residence
Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL. Social distancing rules will be observed.
Funeral: 11 a.m., Friday, July 10, 2020 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Piopolis. A Rosary Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Social distancing rules will be observed at the church.
Clergy: Father Slawomir Ptak
Burial: St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Piopolis, IL

Date of Birth: April 17, 1945
Place of Birth: Peoria, IL
Father: William Edward Rubenacker
Mother: Pauline Eulalia ( Pfister) Rubenacker
Marriage to: Virginia Holland on July 24, 1965 in Wilmette, IL and she survives in McLeansboro, IL
Occupation: Worked as a Laborer for Thermogas and Wabash Valley Service Co.
Church Affiliation: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Piopolis, IL
Activities: Proud member of the Coyote Hunters Club of Hamilton County and an avid hunter and fisherman. Dean attended and graduated from
McLeansboro Township High School with the Class of 1962.

Survivors:
Wife: Virginia Rubenacker, McLeansboro, IL
Son: Troy Rubenacker, McLeansboro, IL
Daughter: Lori Rubenacker, McLeansboro, IL
Grandsons: Jacob Dean, Matthew Eli, Tanner Isaac of McLeansboro, IL ( THEY WERE HIS WHOLE WORLD )
Sisters-in-Law: Carolyn Swanson, Mehane, NC
Mona Holland of Johnston City, IL
Teresa Rubenacker, McLeansboro, IL
Godmother: Aunt Alice Wenzel, Washington, IL
God Daughter/Niece: Kelly Rost Wuest, Las Vegas, NV
God Son/ Nephew: Cody Rubenacker, Dahlgren, IL
Numerous Cousins, Nephews and Nieces

Preceded in Death By: Parents William & Pauline Rubenacker; Brother Jerry “Butch” Rubenacker; Sister Shirley Rost; Brother William “Chub” Rubenacker.

The Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.


BENTON – Evelyn  Durham, 98, of Benton, passed away at 7:50 p.m., on Thursday,  July 2, 2020, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born November 2, 1921, to Frank and Rose (Lee) Corn in Macedonia. On April 21, 1940, she married Mathew Durham and he preceded her in death.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her biggest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved giving advice and was very active. She especially enjoyed going on bus travel trips.

Evelyn is survived by her loving family, one daughter, Linda Inabnit of Macedonia; one son, Joe (Catherine) Durham of Mechanicsville, VA; one daughter-in-law, Leona Durham of Benton; one sister-in-law, Eloise Corn; nine grandchildren, Shane Inabnit, Shawn (Robin) Inabnit, Chad (Ashley) Inabnit, Michael Durham, Wade (Angie) Durham, Paige Durham, Connor Durham, Travis (Melissa) Sons, Kristal Hamilton; twelve great-grandchildren, Grayson, Cassie, Skylar, Cody, Peyton, Tyler, Kiley, Eli, Zoey, Camdon, Trevin, Tyler and many niece, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Rosa Corn, her husband, Mathew Durham, one son, Larry Durham and one brother, Bob Corn.

Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 South Main St., Benton, IL. 

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Brady Cemetery in Akin, IL, with Ron Winemiller, officiating. Phase 4 Restore Guidelines will be in effect.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Evelyn’s home health nurses and her hospice nurses.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SSM Hospice of Mt. Vernon and may be mailed to 2 Good Samaritan Way, Suite 325, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.