Patricia Ann Moore
HERRIN -- Patricia Ann Moore, 72, of Herrin, died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, in the Guardian Angel Home in Johnston City. Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Kevin Acuff will provide the eulogy. Burial will be in Herrin City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www. hughesfuneral homes. com. Patricia was born on July 22, 1931, in Aurora, to Yancy Christenson and Marie Davis Tarble. She married Riley "Rip" Moore on Aug. 27, 1946, in Yorkville. He survives of Herrin. She was a homemaker and of the Protestant faith. Survivors include her husband, Riley "Rip" Moore of Herrin; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael Riley Moore and friend Andrea of Newark, Tom David and Yvonne Moore and Tim William and Paula Moore, all of Aurora; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Sue and Clarence Rickaby of Arvada, Colo., and Sandra Lee and Kevin Acuff of Aurora; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, Bill Tarble of New Madrid, Mo. She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandchild, Kristyn Acuff.
Thomas Felix Gross
CHESTER -- Thomas Felix Gross, 90, passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, in Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta. Tom was a retired prison guard, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chester and a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was born May 30, 1913, in Chester, the son of Nicholas Henry and Margaret Schoenberger Gross. He married Ruth D. Runge on Sept. 18, 1938, in Chester. She preceded him in death on May 30, 1983. He is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Robert Gross of Houston, Texas, Dale and Dorothy Gross of Waterloo, Kurt and Vickie Gross of Sparta and Michael "Mick" and JoAnn Gross of Ellis Grove; six grandchildren and their spouses, Andrew and Amy Gross of St. Louis, Mo., Matthew and Tara Gross of Belleville, Tina Gross of Sherwood, Ark., Natalie and Jeremy Long of Sparta, Tracy and Jamison Tubbs and Jack and Kim Gross of Ellis Grove; seven great-grandchildren, Cheyenne Gross, Tucker Gross, Tony Gross, Montana Gross, Jessica Gross, Kierra Gross and Jasmine Tubbs; one brother, Lawrence Gross of Chester; and three sisters, Dorothy Ebers of Cahokia, Angeline Gaertner of Belleville and Ida Lou Gaertner of Chester. He was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Henry, Clem, Martin and Leonard, and one sister, Veronica Lauterjung. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chester, with Monsignor Dennis Schaefer and Deacon Al DuBois officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Chester. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 7:30 to 10:45 a.m. Monday in Schroeder-McClure Funeral Chapel in Chester. Memorials may be made to Masses or St. Mary's Catholic Church.
Cassandra Faye Walls
CREAL SPRINGS -- Cassandra Faye Walls, infant daughter of Cassie Brimer and Rick Walls, passed away at 11:56 a.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Services will be at 1 p.m. today in County Line Cemetery near Creal Springs, with the Rev. Shorty Alsip officiating. Blue Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Survivors include her parents, Cassie Brimer and Rick Walls of Creal Springs; aunts and uncles, Christina and Matt Reese, Jeremy and Karrie Brimer and Shane and Chrissy Brimer; a great-aunt, Kim Herring, all of Springfield; grandparents, Jerry and Alice Herring of Springfield; and great-grandparent, Betty Lyons of New Berlin.
MOUNDS -- Charles Wheeler, 84, of Charleston, Mo., formerly of Mounds, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, in Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo. Services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Massie Funeral Home in Cairo, with the Rev. Ronnie Mack officiating. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Mound City National Cemetery.
Betty Lou Appleton
HERRIN -- Betty Lou Appleton, 78, of Joliet, formerly of Herrin, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, 2003, at home in Joliet. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, with the Rev. Don Colson officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www. hughesfuneral homes. com. Betty Lou was born Aug. 26, 1925, in Herrin, to Andy and Lela Jackson Gosnell. She married Steven Petryniec in 1944, in Chicago, and he preceded her in death in 1980. She later married Leon Appleton on May 14, 1983, in Joliet, and he survives. She worked at Valley Manufacturing as an assembler years ago. She was a homemaker and of the Apostolic faith. Survivors include her husband, Leon Appleton of Joliet; a daughter and son-in-law, Joann and John Lucas of Carterville; a son-in-law, Nelson Van Mere of Herrin; a daughter-in-law, Jeanie Petryniec of Rolling Meadows; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Nielson, Genon Meneese and Mary Ottolini, all of Herrin; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, daughter, Brenda Van Mere, and son, Steven Petryniec.
Georgia Mae Hickam
HURST -- Georgia Mae Hickam, 79, of Hurst, passed away at 9:12 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003, in Pettett Funeral Home, with the Revs. Jim Penson and Robert Rodenbush officiating. Burial will be in Alto Pass Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and until 2 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Colp Apostolic Church, UPC. Georgia was born on March 22, 1924, in Alto Pass, to John and Laura Fite Williams. She was a homemaker and a member of the Colp Apostolic Church UPC in Colp. She married Clyde Hickam on Sept. 14, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2002. Survivors include three children and their spouses, Doris Illig of Hurst, Judy and Joe Alvey of Dardanelle, Ark., and Terry and Katherine Hickam of Percy; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Katherine Porter of Peoria, Ruth Anne Terrell of Missouri, JoAnn Porter of Murphysboro and Bernice Skaggs of Peoria; and one sister-in-law, Margie Williams of Murphysboro. She was preceded in death by her parents, one great-great-grandchild, one son-in-law, the Rev. William Illig, and three brothers, Joe Williams, David Williams and Clyde Williams.
Robert H. 'Bob' Evans Sr.
GORHAM -- Robert H. "Bob" Evans Sr., 62, of Gorham, passed away at 7:21 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, in Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2003, in the First Lutheran Church in Murphysboro, with the Rev. David Eidson officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today in Pettett Funeral Home and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday in the church. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, the First Lutheran Church of Murphysboro or the Crain Baptist Church in Raddle. Bob was born on May 14, 1941, at home and was the youngest son of the late Alfred L. Evans and Lena Pulcher Evans. He was united in marriage to Janice M. Ruble on April 20, 1968, in the First Lutheran Church. He spent his life doing what he loved, running the family farm. He was appointed at age 19 and he served as the Sandridge, Pomona and Grand Tower multi-township tax assessor for 43 years. Previously he had served as an officer on the Jackson County Farm Bureau Board. He loved his family, friends and a good ball game. Besides his wife, survivors include his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, Robert H. Evans Jr., La Cretia M. Evans and Phaolyn A. Evans of Gorham; one brother and sister-in-law, Paul A. and Joanne Evans of Frederick, Md.; one sister-in-law, Nell Rose Evans of Murphysboro; mother-in-law, Lila Mae Ruble of Murphysboro; one brother-in-law and his wife, Paul and Francois Ruble of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters-in-law and their husbands, La Donna Jean and Terry Isenberg of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Lynn and John Porter of Murphysboro; and several nieces, nephews, many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
JOHNSTON CITY -- Clayton "Cakie" Hays, 87, passed away in his sleep at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, 2003, in Elk Grove Village. His parents, Walter and Margie Wiley Hays preceded him in death along with brothers, Wathard, Dwight, Bill and LaDon, and sisters, Pauline Hays Pry and Roberta Hays Burklow. He is survived by his wife, Elaine, of 50 years; children and their spouses, Robert and Shirly Hays, Pat Mornewig, Margie Lynn and Frank Nicosia, Sue Van Housen, Bill and Debbie Hays, Jo Ann Stegmaier, Darlene Gourley and Jackie and Curt Gubro; a dear brother and his wife, Bob and Jo Hays. He was the loving grandfather of 14 and great-grandfather of 15 and fond uncle of many. Clayton was laid to rest at Chapel Hill Gardens West Funeral Home, Oakbrook Terrace Gardens West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations were given to the American Cancer Society.
MCLEANSBORO -- Jannie C. Lineberry, 87, died at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, in Asta Care Nursing Home in Paxton. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Gholson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home.
THEBES -- Ralph Denton, 85, died at 5:32 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, in Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Services will be at 2 p.m. today in Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, with the Rev. Larry Potts officiating. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. today in the funeral home.
TAMMS -- Christopher LaShawn Thompson, 28, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, near Olive Branch. Arrangements are incomplete at Massie Funeral Home in Cairo.
Lula Mae Pinkerton
ELKVILLE -- Lula Mae Pinkerton, 81, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, in Fair Acres Nursing Home in Du Quoin. Arrangements are incomplete at Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.
CENTRALIA -- Erwin Eikhoff, 79, died at 5:25 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, 2003, in St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman, with the Rev. Stephen Krenz officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Boggs Chapel of the Styninger-Pacey Funeral Home and from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday in the church. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Cancer Society.
JONESBORO -- Raymond Garrett, 76, died at 12:40 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2003, in Union County Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna.