Ralph L. Barnett
CARTERVILLE -- Ralph L. Barnett, 82, of Carterville, died Thursday, July 15, 2004, in Herrin Hospital. Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Little Flock Cemetery
in Carterville, with the Rev. Dwayne Sheumaker officiating. military services will also be conducted at the cemetery by the Marion V. F. W. Post 1301 and American Legion Post 147. Memorial contributions can be made to the Baptist Children Home and Family Services in Carmi or to the Marion V. A. Hospital's Activities Department. Ralph was born on March 29, 1922, in Herrin, to Floyd and Marie (Hudgen) Barnett. He married Betty Doloris Decker on July 2, 1949, in Carterville. She preceded him in death on March 12, 2002. He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandy and Jim Cooper of Carterville, and Sherri and Gene Russell of Troy, Mich.; one son, Stanley Barnett of Carterville; five grandchildren, Krissie Russell of Chicago, Ryan Russell and Katy Russell both of Troy, Mich., Kristy Steiskal of Ashland, Ky., and Amada Schrage of Durham, N. C.; one great- granddaughter, Emily Steiskal of Ashland, Ky.; one brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Jackie Barnett of Carterville. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Sammy Lee Barnett; sister, Mary Jane Barnett; and one brother, Allen Dale Barnett. Ralph retired in 1984 after 40 years as a self-employed concrete finisher and a brick mason. He honorably served his country in the U. S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific on the USS Salt Lake City. He was a member of the Carterville American Legion and V. F. W. Post. He also was a member of the Crab Orchard Boat and Yacht Club and enjoyed being outdoors barbecuing and fishing with his family and friends. He was an avid NASCAR and Cubs fan. He enjoyed playing pinochle and colleting hats. Ralph will be greatly missed by his friends and his family. Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements. Ralph 'Bud'
CARBONDALE -- Ralph "Bud" G. Eastwood Jr., passed away at home in peace at 12:37 p. m. Wednesday, July 14, 2004. Bud was born on Jan. 18, 1948, in Carbondale, to Ralph G. and Jeraldine (Lipe) Eastwood. He married Scherrie Humphrey Jan. 29, 1968. Survivors include his four children, Donya L. Shackleton and fianc Mike Wright, Kimberla F. Eastwood, Jennifer N. Harris and husband Mike Harris and Clint G. Eastwood; Buds' greatest joys in his life were his five grandchildren, Stephan Shackleton, Teal Shackleton, Derek Finster, Grace Harris, and Grant Harris. Bud is also survived by his sister Rebecca Russell, along with her husband Jack and their family; and his favorite fishing Buddy, "Uncle" Wally Davie of Carbondale. His parents preceded him in death. Since his retirement, Bud loved to paint and fish. He was a plumbing estimator for Weller's, Inc., and later the owner of H & E, Inc. Friends may call at Huffman-Harker Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p. m. today, July 16, 2004. Services will be at 11 a. m. Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Huffman-Harker Funeral Home, with Rev. Paul Hicks officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes. Association, PO Box 146, Carterville, IL 62918. Everyone loved Buds' laugh and quick wit; he will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.
William Frank Hartmann
PERCY -- William Frank Hartmann, 93, died at 2:01 p. m. Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Oak Grove nursing home in Carbondale. Mr. Hartmann was born Monday, June 12, 1911, in Steeleville, to William Herman and Frances Ivans Hartman. He married Ardath L. Lohrding on Aug. 22, 1931, in Wine Hill. She preceded him in death on Dec. 11, 2003. He was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Steeleveille. He retired from the American Device and was previously a coal miner at Moffat Mines in Sparta. He is survived by two sons, Arkel Hartman and wife Dephane of Marion, Robert Hartmann and wife Erjuana of Percy; one daughter, Dorothy Lively and husband Bill of Percy; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruth Zeidler of Steeleville, Florence Lehnhoff of San Jose, Calif., and Anita Whittier of Independence, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters. Services will be held at 10 a. m. today, July 16, 2004, at Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville, with the Rev. Larry Revelle officiating. Burial will be in the Peace Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7:30 a. m. to the time of services today at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Melba Jean McCann
CARBONDALE -- Melba Jean McCann, 76, passed away at 10:50 a. m. Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at home. Services will be held at 10 a. m. today, July 16, 2004, at Cobden City Cemetery, with Kristin Madison officiating. Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 302 W. Main, Carbondale, IL 62901. Melba was born July 10, 1928, in Carbondale, to Joseph F. and Cleva (Eaton) Robinson. She married Warren Lee McCann. He preceded her in death in 1967. She is also preceded in death by her parents. Survivors include two daughters, Joyce Lee (William J. ) Burgess of Houston, Texas and Elaine J. (Joe) Gross of Chicago; one granddaughter, Jessica Elaine Burgess; two sisters, Joanne Vaught of Carbondale and Joyce Robinson Rury of Grand Prairie, Texas. Melba attended First Baptist Church of Carbondale. She was a homemaker. Melba was a loving mother and sister and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Carolyn S. Bailey
CARTERVILLE -- Carolyn S. Bailey, 63, of Carterville, died at 10:40 p. m. Wednesday, July 14, 2004, in Herrin Hospital. Services will be at 10 a. m. Saturday in Blairsville Cemetery, with the Rev. Robbie Chitwood officiating. Mrs. Bailey's wish was to be cremated. Everyone is asked to meet at the cemetery. Mrs. Bailey was born Nov. 18, 1940, to Raymond and Pauline (Hock) Wagnor. She married Floyd R. Bailey and he survives. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Methodist Church of Cambria. She always gave all she had to those she loved and set the example on how to live a good, kind and decent life. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Bud and Wilma Wagnor of Valier; three daughters and sons-in-law, Dianne and Ron Skilbeck of Springfield, Vickie and Mike Kerley of Alaska, and Cindy and Mike Flatt of Mulkeytown; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Her parents and one brother, Herb, preceded her in death.
PERKS -- Willie Baker, 80, of Perks, died at 11:40 p. m. Monday, July 12, 2004, at home. Services will be at noon Saturday in Massie Funeral Home in Cairo. Burial will be in West Side Cemetery
in Ullin, with James Baker officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a. m. to noon Saturday in the funeral home.
Jack L. Pittman
CHESTER -- Jack L. Pittman, 73, formerly of Chester, died at 1 a. m. Thursday, July 15, 2004, at home in Hermitage, Tenn. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday, July 18, 2004, at the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Rockwood, with the Rev. Frank Vorhees Jr. officiating. Interment will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery
in Rockwood. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Saturday, July 18, and 7:30 a. m. to 11 a. m. Sunday at the Schroeder-McClure Funeral Chapel in Chester and then noon to the time of service at the church.
METROPOLIS -- Marvin Coursey, 59, died at 11:25 a. m. Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at home. Services will be held at 11 a. m. today, July 16, 2004, at the Masonic Cemetery, with the Rev. Justin Reynolds officiating.
HOYLETON -- Stanley Wiegmann, 92, of Hoyleton, died at 6 a. m. Thursday, July 15, 2004, in St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia. Services will be at 10 a. m. Saturday in Zion UCC Cemetery, with the Rev. William Causer officiating. Memorials may be made to Zion United Church of Christ and will be accepted by Styninger Funeral Home.
MARION -- Matt Fisher, 32, of Rehoboth Beach, Del., formerly of Marion, died at home in Delaware. Visitation will be 5 p. m. Saturday, July 17, 2004, at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
EVANSVILLE -- Anna Marie Young, 80, died at 6:50 a. m. Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Monroe County Nursing Home in Waterloo. Services will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday, July 17, 2004, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Evansville, with the Rev. John J. Joyce officiating. Burial will be in the Boniface Catholic Cemetery
in Evansville. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p. m. today and 8 to 9:45 a. m. Saturday at the Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Evansville. A prayer service will be 5 p. m. today at the funeral home.
SPILLERTOWN -- Theresa McGee, 45, died at 12:30 p. m. Thursday, July 15, 2004, at home. Services are incomplete at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin.
MOUNT VERNON -- Viola Pauline Leonard died Thursday, July 15, 2004, at Jeffersonian Care Center in Mount Vernon. Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday at Wright-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, Mo. Burial will be in Park Lawn Memory Gardens in Brookfield, Mo. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. Saturday at Johnston Funeral Home in Mount Vernon and from 9 to 11 a. m. Monday at Walker-Baker-Hill Funeral Home in Brookfield, Mo.
SIMPSON -- Troy Duane Henshaw, 30, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Simpson, died at 2:55 a. m. Tuesday, July 13, 2004, as a result of injuries sustained in a vehicular accident. Services will be at 3 p. m. Sunday at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg, with the Rev. Roy Lee Baker officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Garden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to M. A. D. D. (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
Harold M. Winemiller
BENTON -- Harold M. Winemiller went home to be with God, Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at his home with his family in Benton. Born of Samuel Hershel Winemiller and Addie Ethel Winemiller, Sept. 22, 1918, in Whittington. He married Margaret La Verne Spencer and to this union was born one son, Jerry M. Winemiller. He served in World War II, in the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division. He worked at Orient No. 2 coal mine and retired from the Operating Engineers Local 150. Harold accepted Christ as his Savior as a young man. On Jan. 10, 1960, he was ordained as Deacon to the Temple Baptist Church in Chicago Heights. He dedicated his life to serving and helping others. At the time of his death, he was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church. He enjoyed traveling, seeing God's creations, making new friends, fishing, reading and most of all gardening. To till the soil and watch things grow, then give it to friends of someone that needed it. He loved people and never met a stranger. He loved to make new friends and as far as is known, he had no enemies. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel Hershel Winemiller and Addie Ehtel Winemiller; a sister, Vaneta Winemiller House; two brothers, Lyle Winemiller and Charles Winemiller. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, LaVerne Spencer Winemiller; son, Jerry and Barbara Burton Winemiller; grandson, Mark and Amy Mullen Winemiller; great-grandsons, Eric and Alex Winemiller of Carthage, Mo.; granddaughter, Debra Wineiller of Odessa, Texas; grandson, Michael and Shelly Young Winemiller; great-grandsons, Justin Winemiller, Jacob McLaughlin and Curtis Michael, deceased, of San Angelo, Texas; nieces, Jo Ann Spencer; nephew, Sam and Carol Winemiller; great nieces and nephews; and a great host of family and friends. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Friday, July 16, 2004, at the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Roger Ellsworth officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery
in Whittington. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p. m. today at the funeral home. The Harold Winemiller Family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, visits, phone calls, food and words of kindness and sympathy.
Ruth J. Stuart
ROYALTON -- Ruth J. Stuart, 79, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, after a long illness. Formerly of Royalton, she lived and worked in the St. Louis area. She earned her registered nurse credentials and worked at St. Luke's Hospital. She is survived by husband, Jimmie J.; sons, Michael, Robert and wife Doris of St. Louis; daughters, Susan I. and husband Richard Della Valle of Peoria; and Cindy A. and husband Dwight Woodruff of Evansville, Ind.; also surviving are grandchildren, Nathan, Zach, Jeremy, Jason, Lisa, and Danielle; and a sister, Lois and her husband Bill Hewitt of Taylors, S. C. She was preceded by sister, Irene (Pierce) Wohlwend of Marion; brother, Lester; and parents, Earnest and Leah Pierce of Royalton. Interment was July 12, 2004, in the Pierce family plot at the Mulkeytown Cemetery.
David C. Baker
HILLSBORO -- David C. Baker, 41, formerly of Anna, died suddenly Sunday, July 11, 2004, as a result of a traffic accident. He was born June 18, 1963, in Carbondale, to Joe and Carole Ann (Keistler) Baker. He is survived by his wife, Nancy of Hillsboro; two step-daughters, Melissa and Kristen Wargin of St. Louis; his mother, Carole Ann Baker of Anna; one brother, Mike and wife Lisa Baker and children, Dalton, Brandon, Cody and Lindsey of Jonesboro; maternal grandparents, Frank and Ruth Anne Keistler of Anna; uncle, Jim and wife Zari Keistler and children, Aaron and Rachel of Anna; aunt, Barbara and husband Chuck Grace of Upland, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Patty and husband Mike Whitworth and daughter Allyson of Hillsboro, Judy and husband Wayne Failoni and daughter Marjorie of St. Louis; brother-in-law, Tom and wife Kim Weaver and family of St. Louis; mother-in-law, Marjorie Weaver of Hillsboro, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Baker, in 2000 and a sister, Jenny Baker, in 1998. Dave graduated from Laileilahua High School in Hawaii and attended the University of New Mexico on a golf scholarship. He was a member of the PGA and had numerous golf accomplishments. At the age of 16, he won the Hawaii State Golf Championship and played in numerous Hawaii open pro-ams. He later won the Irvin Cobb Golf Championship in Paducah. Dave was a Presbyterian and was a resident golf pro at the Hillsboro Country Club, where he also ran the junior golf program as well as The Cove Restaurant at the country club. Dave was most proud of working and teaching the youth golfers. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday, July 17, 2004, in the Anna City Cemetery, with the Rev. Tim Sadler officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p. m. Friday at the Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to the Anna-Jonesboro High School Golf Program or the First Baptist Church in Anna. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of the arrangements.
Vera Jean Newton
COLUMBIA -- Vera Jean Newton, 81, formerly of Hurst, died at 5:15 p. m. Tuesday, July 13, 2004. Mrs. Newton was born Nov. 14, 1922, in Quincy, to Edgar and Emma Holtmann Perry. She was married to Curtis Newton on Aug. 30, 1940, in Quincy. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1994. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Royal Neighbors of America. Survivors include three daughters, Nancy Newton of Columbia, Sharon Reichert and husband Terry of Columbia, Kim Smyser and husband Bob of Louisville, Ky.; two sons, LeRoy and wife Donna Newton of Carterville, Sam and wife Carol of Marengo; seven grandchildren; two great-grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and two brothers. Services will be held at 11:30 a. m. Saturday, July 17, 2004, at the Walker Funeral Home in Hurst, with the Rev. Greg Parker officiating. Burial will be in the Blairsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a. m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Jewell H. Loos
BENTON -- Jewell H. Loos, 88, died Saturday, July 3, 2004, at the Applewood Living Center in Longmont, Colo. Mrs. Loos was born Oct. 30, 1915, in Benton, to Martin and Mollie (Gossman) Mayer. She married Harold Heisler in 1935 and he preceded her in death. She then married William Ernest Loos on Aug. 21, 1964, and he preceded her in death. She was a seamstress who worked in the Ina Dress Factory. She was employed at Red Dale Coach Co. when she lived in Longmont. She was a member of the Longmont Senior Center, where she was active for many years. She was on the Friends of Senior Center board, the AARP board and the RSVP board. She belonged to the Christ Congregational Church. She moved to Longmont in 1966 and lived there since. She was a quilter and enjoyed the Thursday night dance and other activities at the senior center. Survivors include one son, Martin Heisler of Marion; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mollie and Herbert Hurst of Marion, Cathy Heisler-Delpra of Longmont and Henrietta and Jim Illig of Zephyrhills, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Jane and Marion Rodell of Longmont; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; one son, Richard Heisler on Feb. 22, 1999; two sisters; and an infant daughter. Services were held at 2 p. m. Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Christ Congregational Church, with the Rev. Ed Zimmerman officiating. Burial was in the Foothills Gardens of Memory. Visitation was 4 to 6 p. m. July 12, 2004, at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel in Longmont, Colo., with the family present to greet friends. Memorial may be made to the Christ Congregational Church and may be sent in the care of the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, located at 326 Terry St., Longmont, CO 80501.
SHAWNEETOWN -- George M. Scherrer, 89, died at 8:30 p. m. Tuesday, July 13, 2004, in the Harrisburg Medical Center. Services will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday, July 17, 2004, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Shawneetown. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery
in Shawneetwon, with military Rites by Ridgway American Legion Post 596. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p. m. Friday, with a prayer service at 7 p. m., at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Shawneetown.
Ralph Eastwood Jr.
CARBONDALE -- Ralph G. "Bud" Eastwood Jr., 56, of Carbondale, died at 12:37 p. m. Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Huffman-Harker Funeral Home.
Roy J. Krasselt Sr.
MARION -- Roy J. Krasselt, Sr., 59, died at 7:58 p. m. Tuesday, July 13, 2004, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Roy was born July 18, 1944, to George and Geraldine (Wolf) Krasselt in Milwaukee. He married Judy Groves on Aug. 24, 1973, in Marion, and she survives in Marion. Roy worked in Milwaukee in a glass factory. He was a Freewill Baptist. Survivors include his wife , Judy Krasselt of Marion; daughter, Teresa Krasselt of Marion; three sons, Roy J. Krasselt Jr. of Herrin, Elton John Krasselt of Marion, and Brandon R. Krasselt of Marion; eight grandchildren, Megan, Brittany, Alexis, Brianna, Brandon, Joseph, Tabitha, and Cheyenne; a grandson and granddaughter expected in September; and a brother, Joseph Hall of Milwaukee. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Snookie Krasselt. Services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Friday, July 16, 2004, at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion, with the Rev. Arthur Joplin officiating. Burial will follow in the Freedom Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p. m. today at the funeral home.