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DAHLGREN – Deborah J. Wuebbels, 48, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2020 at her home in Dahlgren, Illinois.

She was born January 1, 1972 in McLeansboro, IL to Albert and Ruth Ann (Tennyson) Wuebbels. Deborah was a home maker and a CNA and was of the Catholic Faith.

Deborah is survived by her father, Albert Wuebbels of Dahlgren, IL; two sons, Adam Joseph Cross of Carmi, IL and Tyler Wayne (Fiancé Emma Robbins) Cross of Dahlgren, IL; one daughter, Ashley Nicole Cross of Dahlgren, IL; her former husband and father of her children, Albert Cross of Dahlgren, IL; one brother, Michael (Jennifer) Wuebbels of Marine, IL and one sister, Pamela Wuebbels of McLeansboro, IL.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

A private graveside service will be held Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 10 a.m. at the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Cemetery in Dahlgren with Fr. Slawomir Ptak conducting the graveside mass. Memorial donations may be made to Trade Industries and will be accepted at Gholson Funeral Home.

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

The Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren is in charge of arrangements.
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CHRISTOPHER – Wanda Kirkpatrick, 84, of Christopher, passed away on May 2, 2020 at Helia Healthcare in Benton.

She was born on February 11, 1936 in Flint, MI to Talbert Herbert and Bonnie (Furlow) Wall. She married Harley Norman Kirkpatrick on September 1, 1952 and he preceded her in death on January 6, 2012.

She is survived by her daughter Patty (Mike) McCubbins of Benton; grandchildren Ryan (Rachel) Payne of Sesser, Sean (Kari) Payne of Benton, Page (Jamie) Kirkpatrick and Amanda Yosanovich of Buckner; great grandchildren Shelby, Dustin, Sadie Jo, Camden, Colton, Olivia, Drake, Isla, Harper, Trace, Lucas and Rowen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Norman Kirkpatrick and three sisters.

There will be a private family graveside service at the Mulkeytown Cemetery with Brother Larry Cook officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.
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CASEYVILLE – Letta Mae Conti-Zivich, 98, of Caseyville, formerly of Benton, passed away at 4:45 p.m., on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Caseyville, IL.

She was born on November 5, 1921, to Marion and Verna (Foster) Willis in Benton. Letta married Dino R. Conti, he passed away November 8, 1975. She married Michael Zivich, Sr., who passed away June 7, 1982.

Letta is survived by a son, Richard Conti and wife, Nancy, of Golden, CO; a daughter, Glenna Hamilton and husband, Ross, of Caseyville, IL; one grandson, Craig Conti and wife, Sharon, of VA; and two great-grandsons, Spencer Conti and Bryce Conti, both of VA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Marion and Verna Willis; first husband, Dino R. Conti; second husband, Michael Zivich, Sr., and one brother, Raleigh Willis.

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

Private graveside services will take place at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be mailed to the funeral home.

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BENTON – Robert Lee Chwarczinski, 70, of Benton, passed away on May 4, 2020.

He was born on January 22, 1950 in Christopher, IL to Joseph and Ann (Krolikowski) Chwarczinski. He married Tonya (McKown) Chwarczinski and she survives of Cambria, IL.

He is also survived by his children Lisa (Curtis) Leek of Du Quoin, Robert Chwarczinski of Mt Vernon, Tyson (Josh) Bandy of Marion; one son-in-law Robert Leek of Mt Vernon; grandchildren Johnathon, Brooke, Trinity, Shelby, Kyliee, Everett, Aranda, Scott, Nathaniel and Sarah; nine great grandchildren; three brothers David Chwarczinski of Christopher, Jimmy Chwarczinski of Zeigler and Paul (Earline) Chwarczinski of Christopher.

He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Leonard Chwarczinski.

His wishes were to be cremated. The family will have a graveside service at Mulkeytown Cemetery at a later date.

Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

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BENTON – Doris J. Mabry, 86, of Benton, passed away at 1:15 a.m., on Sunday, May 3, 2020, at the Helia Care Center in Energy, IL.

She was born on June 2, 1933, to Lawrence and Gladys (Wooldridge) Clifton in Mt. Vernon, IL. Doris worked in data entry in the Computer IT department for Franklin Hospital for 26 years, retiring in 1998. On August 2, 1952, she married James Lee Mabry, and he preceded her in death on June 4, 2002.

She was a member of  the North Benton Baptist Church. Doris was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed traveling, going shopping, socializing and going out to eat. She also loved her pets.

Doris is survived by her loving children, Gary L. (Pam) Mabry and C. Larry (Valerie) Mabry; two grandchildren, Brea (Cliff) Thomas and Brian (Steph Schaaf) Mabry; two great-grandchildren, Olivia Thomas and Avery Thomas; special friend, JoAnn Nuenswander and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Gladys Clifton and her husband, James Lee Mabry.

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

Private graveside services will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, IL, with the Rev. Mark Minor, officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association or the Benton Ministerial Alliance, and can be mailed to the funeral home.

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

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BENTON – Mrs. Miriam Jane Stewart, age 84, of Benton, passed away Monday, May 4, 2020 at the Stonebridge Nursing and Rehab Center of Benton.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, and the public gatherings of no more than 10 people and observing social distancing, private graveside services will be at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. The Leffler Funeral Home, of Benton, is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions, In Memory of Miriam J. Stewart, may be made to either the Harry Stewart Memorial Scholarship Fund or to the Benton Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry,and may be mailed to the Leffler Funeral Home, 401 East Main Street, Benton, IL 62812.

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

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MCLEANSBORO – Elmond Ray Daily
Age: 81
Residence: Dahlgren, IL
Passed Away: Thursday, May 7, 2020 at his residence.
Funeral Service: Private family funeral services will be conducted by Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL.
Clergy: Reverend Robert Sefried will officiate the service.
Burial: Middle Creek Cemetery, near Dahlgren, IL with Graveside Military Rites accorded by the U.S. Army Honor Guard of Marion, IL and American Legion Post 106, McLeansboro, IL.

Date of Birth: December 21, 1938
Place of Birth: Dahlgren, IL
Father: Walter M. Daily
Mother: Zela (Kohl) Daily
Marriage to: Doris Riley Phipps, May 15, 1962 in East St.Louis, IL. She passed away November 26, 2009.
Occupation: Factory Worker
Church Affiliation: Attended Hopewell Baptist Church, McLeansboro, IL.
Activities: Elmond loved to fish and cook.
Military Service: Served in the United States Army.

Survivors:
2 daughters: Tina Burris (husband Mike), Dahlgren, IL. Pam James (husband Royce), Dahlgren, IL.
Grandchildren: Christina Schuster (husband Roy), McLeansboro, IL. Jeremiah Burris, McLeansboro, IL. Bethany Ingram (husband Kenneth), Macedonia, IL. Amy Hart, Dahlgren, IL.
Great Grandchildren: Marshall & Wyatt Schuster
1 sister: Eunice King, Annapolis, MO.
Several Nephews and Nieces
Father-in-Law: Richard Phipps, Granite City, IL.
In-Laws: Mark & Janet Smiddy, Granite City. Carol Daily Pope (husband Bruce), Granite City. Margaret & Richard Kachuba, Virginia Beach, VA.
Preceded in death by: Parents, 2 brothers – Willard & Gary Daily.
Memorials may be made in charge of Tina Burris for funeral assistance and will be accepted at Harre Funeral Home.

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

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MCLEANSBORO – Robert Lee Hill, 56, a resident of McLeansboro, Illinois passed away Friday, May 8, 2020 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL.

He was born January 5, 1964 in East Prairie, Missouri to Paul James and Linda Marie (Rutledge) Hill. Robert worked as a custodial crew member with Trade Industries. He loved fishing and spending time with his grandkids and enjoyed watching the Chicago Cubs.

Robert is survived by his wife, Angelia Hill of McLeansboro, IL; son, Robert Dylan and wife Brittany Hill of McLeansboro, IL; daughter, Elizabeth Hill of McLeansboro, IL; three grandchildren: Bryson, Brantley and Blake Hill; brother, Peter Rutledge of Evansville, IN and step-sister, Christina Broyles of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Paul and one sister, Teresa.

A private graveside service will be held Monday, May 11, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Hopewell Cemetery near McLeansboro with Rev. Tim Biggerstaff officiating.

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

The Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.
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CHRISTOPHER – Phoebe J. Meyer, 94, of Christopher, passed away on May 8, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Christopher.

She was born on November 21, 1925 in Chicago, IL to John and Lena (Blake) Jensen. She married John Meyer on August 23, 1947 and he preceded her in death on October 2, 1966.

She is survived by her children J. David Meyer of Royalton, Jane (Bill) Rogers of Christopher and Karen (Dewey) McCabe of Columbus, GA; five grandchildren John (Trina) Meyer, Kristen (Paul) Gentry, Mike (Julie) Hertz, Angela McCabe and Dewey (Heather) McCabe and ten great grandchildren.

Phoebe had lived in Normal, IL, then she moved to Scottsdale, AZ and in 2018 she moved to her daughter’s home in Christopher.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one infant sister and two brothers Charles Jensen and Robert Jensen.

Private graveside services will be held at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington, IL.

The Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is handling arrangements.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.
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MULKEYTOWN – Edwin “Ed” C. Russell, 72, of Mulkeytown, passed away at 12:40 p.m., on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at the Benton Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

He was born on September 11, 1947, to Edwin and Mary (Stewart) Russell in Terre Haute, IN.

Mr. Russell was a member of the West City Church of God.

Ed was a loving brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Throughout Ed’s life he had a passion for helping others, he retired with 55 years of faithful dedication serving many communities in fire service. At the end of his fire service career he was a Captain at the Buckner Fire Department. If you couldn’t find Ed at his residence you would find him faithfully at the fire department, training, washing and performing maintenance on the fire fighter apparatus, cleaning the fire house and taking care of up keep, giving tours to children, or simply spending time with his fellow fire fighters which he considered family.

Edwin is survived by his four children, Angela Henderson and husband Jahavich, Leslie Allen and husband Lewis, Eddie Russell, and Daniel Russell and wife April; a brother, the Rev. Gerald Russell and wife Annie; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin Howard and Mary Jennetta Russell.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 South Main Street, Benton, IL.

Per Ed’s wishes cremation will take place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Buckner Fire Department, 207 Main Street, Buckner, IL. 62819.

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

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BENTON – Mr. Clarence Everett Lampley, age 88, of Benton, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 at the Benton Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the public gatherings of no more than 10 people and observing social distancing, private burial services will be at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. The Leffler Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of arrangements.

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

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MULKEYTOWN – Mary Catherine Cook, 81, of Mulkeytown, passed away on Monday May 11, 2020.

She was born on September 27, 1938 in Du Quoin, IL to Clifford Edward Bryant and Mildred Lorraine (Stanhouse). She married Delton Ray Cook on July 22, 1956 and he survives of Mulkeytown. She is also survived by her children Danny Cook of Mulkeytown, Christy Cook of Mulkeytown and Neita Cook of Surprise, AZ; granddaughter Shonda Pinkham of Mt. Vernon; great grandchildren Chelsea Oliver, Hannah McKinney, and Alexis Oliver; great great grandchildren Ethan Fletcher, Finnley Shirrell, Adlynn McKinney and Carter Oliver expected in June 2020; brothers and sisters Lois (Larry) Powers of Florida, Barb (Mike) Hallobough of Tunnel Hill, IL, Martha Linn of Coello, Job Sisney of Benton and Bruce Joe (Debbie) Sisney of Mulkeytown.

She was a member of the Greenwood United Methodist Church in Mulkeytown for 64 years. She was preceded in death by her mother, father, step-mother Elsie Bryant and her step-father Sam Sisney.

Graveside services will be held at the Ward Cemetery with Pastor Bill Wiggs officiating. Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is handling arrangements.

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

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BENTON – Christian Mitchell Rolla, age 17, of Benton, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 in Benton.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and the public gatherings of no more than 10 people and observing social distancing, private burial services will be Thursday at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. The Leffler Funeral Home, of Benton is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Christian Rolla Memorial Scholarship Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

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MCLEANSBORO – Linda Kay Bowers, 71, passed away Monday, May 11, 2020 at her home near McLeansboro, IL.

She was born February 4, 1949 in Kankakee, IL to Bennett “Bill” and Shirley (McLeary) Wright. Linda was a member of Smith Church and worked as a union organizer for Service Employees International Union. She was married to Jerry Bowers.

Linda is survived by her son, Brian and wife Nicole Bowers of McLeansboro; daughter, JoAnn and husband Aaron Musgrave of McLeansboro; seven grandchildren: Cody Lee, Rachael Lee, Chelsea Lee, Daniel Goss, Hunter Musgrave, Rebecca Bowers and Breanna Bowers; four great grandchildren: Raevyn Lee, Boe Lee, Rosslyn Lee and Kain Lee; brother, Michael Bennett of McLeansboro and sister, LouAnn Fox of South Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Diane Hardin.

A private graveside memorial service will be held Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Mt. Olivet Cemetery near McLeansboro with Rev. Gerald “Andy” May officiating.

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

The Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro is entrusted with the arrangements.

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MT. VERNON – Kirk A. Phillips
Age: 54
Residence: White Oak Rehabilitation & Health Care Center, Mt. Vernon, IL
Passed Away: 10:07 a.m., Thursday, May 14, 2020 in SSM Good Samaritan Hospital, Mt. Vernon, IL
PRIVATE GRAVESIDE MEMORIAL & BURIAL OF ASHES WILL BE HELD AT A LATER DATE CONDUCTED BY HARRE FUNERAL
HOME, McLEANSBORO, IL

Date of Birth: September 13, 1965
Place of Birth: Peoria, IL
Father: Jack W. Phillips
Mother: Fern L. (Byrd) Daily
Occupation: Telemarketer
Activities: He enjoyed writing songs and stories.

Survivors:
Father: Jack Phillips, Morton, IL
Mother: Fern L. Daily, Dahlgren, IL
Fiance: LeAnn Voyles, Mt. Vernon, IL
1 Daughter: Courtney Yozze (husband Andrew), Watauga, TX
1 Granddaughter: Kenzie Yozze, Watauga, TX.
Special Friend: Diane Whittington, Tremont, IL.
Niece: Nicole Burcham, Murray, KY.
Nephew: Michael Phillips, Dahlgren, IL.
Numerous Cousins also survive
Preceded in death by: Step-Father Rex A. Daily and Grandparents; Brother Billy Joe Phillips, Special Friend James Whittington

The Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.
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MCLEANSBORO – Jerry Lee Hall
Age: 70
Residence: Wabash Christian Retirement Center, Carmi, IL
Passed Away: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital, McLeansboro, IL
Funeral: Private Family Services will be under the direction of the Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL
Burial: Olive Branch (Baltimore) Cemetery, near Wayne City, IL

Date of Birth: May 28, 1949
Place of Birth: McLeansboro, IL
Father: Lloyd Hall
Mother: Opal (Musgrave) Hall
Church Affiliation: Attended Turning Point Church of God
Military Service: Served in U.S. Army in Vietnam

Survivors:
Son: Travis Hall and wife Para, Columbus, GA
Grandson: Lane Hall
Sister: Lois (Warren) Elliston, McLeansboro, IL
Brother: Tom Hall and wife Debby, McLeansboro, IL
Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins
Preceded in death by: Parents

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

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VALIER – Donna (Dossett) (Wallace) Grogan, 86, of Valier, IL passed away peacefully on May 16, 2020, at Stonebridge Nursing Center in Benton, IL.

She was born in Princeton, IN on Jan. 1, 1932. She was one of two children born to Marlin and Doris (Rumble) Dossett.

She graduated from Princeton High School 1951. She worked at the Gibson County Recorders office and Lynn Gas in Princeton before moving to Valier, IL.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her two sons, Ricky Robinson (Sharon), Benton, Illinois, and Mark Robinson (Laura) Ellettsville, Indiana; brother, David Dossett, Bellingham, Washington; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one niece, two nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

Donna will be laid to rest in a private family service at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser, IL.

The Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser is handling arrangements.

For more information go tour website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.
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BENTON – Carl Edward Garascia, 83, passed away on Wednesday May 13, 2020 at Benton Healthcare and Rehab.

He was born on March 5, 1937 in Sesser to Charles “Pappy” and Anna Jean (Fornear) Garascia. He married Evelyn (Brown) Garascia and she preceded him in death, he then married Ruth Ann (Kellerman) Garascia and she preceded him in death.

He is survived by his children David (Sheri) Garascia of Sesser, IL, Mike (Lauri) Garascia of Virginia, Steve (Debbie) Bigham of Bartlesville, Ok and Sarah Bigham of Knoxville, TN; grandchildren Caleb, Brooke, Hannah, Katie, Jordan and Jared; and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1st wife, 2nd wife, one son Marc Garascia, one great granddaughter and one brother David Garascia.

He was a veteran serving in the United States Army. He was a coalminer and a member of the UMWA.

Private graveside services will be held at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser, IL.

Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser is handling arrangements.

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

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SESSER – Judy Ann Laur, 76, of Sesser, passed away on May 22, 2020 at Nature Trail Nursing Home in Mt Vernon, IL.

She was born on December 21, 1943 in Sesser, IL to Todd and Judith (Silkwood) White. She married James Laur and he preceded her in death. She is survived by her children James Todd Laur of Sesser and Michael Laur of Sesser; three grandchildren Hunter, RyAnn and Aidan; brothers and sisters Mary Smith of Herrin, Maureen Williams of Bellevue, NE, Bob White of Sesser, Bradley White of Aurora, IL and Loyd White of Sesser. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister Mima Geisey and one brother Bill White. Judy’s wishes were to be cremated with no services. The Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser is handling the arrangements.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.
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MCLEANSBORO – Oscar Lee Dale

Age: 62
Residence: McLeansboro, IL
Passed Away: 1:17 a.m., Thursday, May 21, 2020 in Mt. Vernon, IL
Funeral Service: Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, a Private Family Memorial Service will be held and a Family Burial of Ashes will be conducted as per his wishes. The Reverend Robert Sefried will officiate the service.

Date of Birth: April 7, 1958
Place of Birth: Harrisburg, IL
Father: Delbert Dale
Mother: Mary Juanita (Moore) Dale
Occupation: Welder/a supervisor at Magnum Steel Works, Mt. Vernon, IL
Activities: Oscar was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer and loved watching his grandchildren play sports and he enjoyed working hard.

Survivors:
1 Son: Jason Dale, Mt. Vernon, IL
3 Daughters: Sarah Carr (husband Matthew), Woodlawn, IL
Rachel Lee (husband Johnnie), Dix, IL
Shawna Shook, Mt. Vernon, IL
Sister: Debora Dale, McLeansboro, IL
Brother: Delbert Gene Dale (wife Krystal), Sugar Loaf, PA
Grandchildren: Colten and Erin Carr; Landen, Talen and Tennysen Lee;
Alyiah, George and Alivia Shook; Elijah Kane Dale
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Dear Friend Pamela Dickens

Oscar was preceded in death by his parents.

The Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of his service.