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Date: Friday, 31 January 2014, at 8:59 p.m.

Deborah Smith

CARBONDALE -- Deborah Renee Smith, 47, of Miami, died 9:45 p. m. Sunday, Aug. 8, 2004, at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla. Services will be at 1 p. m. Tuesday in New Zion Baptist Church in Carbondale, with Dr. Norman S. Greer officiating. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale. Visitation will be from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. Tuesday at the church.

William McFarland Thornburg, M. D.

DU QUOIN -- Dr. William McFarland Thornburg, 92, died at 10:23 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, en route to the Marshall Browning Hospital Emergency Room. Dr. Thornburg was born in East St. Louis, on Sept. 7, 1911, the son of Carl Clifton and Viva Lillian (McFarland) Thornburg. He served with the United States Army during World War II as a surgeon. Dr. Thornburg received a doctor of medicine degree from St. Louis University in 1938. Dr. Thornburg married Louise Eline Kurrus in Wentzville, Mo., on Feb. 6, 1939, and she preceded him in death. In 1958 he married Nina Jewel Brown Wilson in California and she preceded him in death. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Du Quoin; formed the Du Quoin Medical Group with Dr. George H. Gutridge; served on the staff of Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin; was a lifetime member of the Illinois Medical Society, the American Medical Association, a charter and lifetime member of the American Academy of Family Practice, a member of the Perry County Medical Society, the Masonic Order with a 32nd Degree in Scottish Rite and the BPOE. He served on the school board for two terms. In 1983 he received the Distinguished Citizens Award granted by the Du Quoin Business Association. He was on the board of directors for the Du Quoin National Bank from 1973-1991. Survivors include five children, Mary (Richard) Haines of Du Quoin, Linda Thornburg (Klaus-Uwe Panther) of Hamburg, Germany, Andrew (Kelly Beck) Thornburg of Carbondale, Ronald (Melissa Wind) Wilson of Inglewood, Colo., and Bill (Lee Lay) Wilson of Sunfield; a sister, Isabelle Vogel of Belleville; nine grandchildren, Jeanie Haines, Robert (Katherine) Haines, Jennifer (Martin) Howell, William (Cinthia) Haines, Harrison Thornburg, Noah Thornburg, Greg (Karen) Wilson, Anna (Brad) Bauman and Josh Wilson; eight great-grandchildren, Liam Haines, Harry Gladney, Isabella Haines, Elijah Haines, Courtney Mason, Dane Mason, Tayler Wilson and Kaylee Bauman; four nephews, Jim (Donna) Mussulman of Belleville, Joe (Chris) Mussulman of Tucson, Ariz., Tom (Marlene) Vogel of Westchester, Pa., and Bill (Joan) Vogel of Belleville. For the last 26 years, Georgia (Charles) Fleming worked for Dr. Thornburg as housekeeper and caregiver, and is a beloved family friend. He was preceded in death by his parents, spouses, two sisters, Inez and Virginia, and son, Robert. Services will be at noon Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, in the First Presbyterian Church in Du Quoin, with the Rev. Lee Tyler officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Du Quoin. Friends may call from 9 a. m. to noon Wednesday in the church. Memorials may be made to the Marshall Browning Hospital Capitol Campaign. Pyatt-Harrawood and Epplin Funeral Home of Du Quoin is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Tellor

ANNA -- Ronald Eugene Tellor, 50, died at 11:20 p. m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p. m. today at the Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home. Services and burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the Tellor family.

Norma Burton

TAMAROA -- Norma Burton, 80, died at 8:35 a. m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2004, in Fair View Nursing Center in Du Quoin. Arrangements are incomplete at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa.

Eleanor Marie Macfarlane

JOHNSTON CITY -- Eleanor Marie (Chapman) Macfarlane, 82, of Johnston City, left those who love her in this world at 10:02 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in Herrin Hospital. Services will be at 1 p. m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, in the First Christian Church in Johnston City, with Pastor Lee Petty officiating. Burial will be in Becker Cemetery, east of Johnston City. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City and after noon Wednesday at the church. Eleanor was born May 22, 1922, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, the daughter of Elmer and Anna (Kuhlman) Ralph. She married Kenneth Chapman in 1942, and he preceded her in death in 1980. She later married Nolen Macfarlane in 1993, and he survives. Eleanor was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Johnston City, serving as superintendent of the youth department, Sunday school teacher and song leader for several years. Eleanor worked at Sangamo Electric Co. and at Moroni's Fashions in Johnston City. She was president of the Local Women's Club for 15 years. Besides her husband, Nolen, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Barbara Chapman of Walnut Creek, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Kendra and Robert Noone of Camp Verde, Ariz.; one step-son, Michael Macfarlane of Payson, Ariz.; three guardian children, Nancy and husband, John Montgomery of Cleveland, Tenn., David and wife, Cindy Reece of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jonathon and wife, Mary Reece of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; 11 grandchildren, Rebecca and Richard Noone, Aaron, Elisa and Corina Chapman, Michael and Sarah Montgomery, Sarah Reece, Benjamin and Andrew Reece and Kristin Macfarlane; one sister, Anna Verne Bee and husband, Bob of Springfield; two half-sisters, Mary Fran Ralph and Carolyn and husband, Jim Havens, all of Springfield; one half-brother, Edward and wife, Betty Ralph of Springfield; one aunt, Marie Buckley of Springfield; one niece; three nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two half-brothers; her birth parents; and her stepmother, Rose Ralph. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Violett Odum

MARION -- Violett Evelyn Odum, 87, of Marion, died at 4 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in the home of her granddaughter in St. Peters, Mo. Services will be at noon Wednesday in Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dean Heuring officiating. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a. m. to noon Wednesday in the funeral home.

Rodney Elvis Sink

BENTON -- Rodney Elvis Sink, 67, went to be with his Lord Sunday morning, Aug. 15, 2004, from the Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon following his nearly 13 -year battle with cancer. Rodney Elvis Sink was born July 16, 1937, in Franklin County, to Lucian B. and Mae Frances (Miller) Sink. On Sept. 18, 1965, in Ewing, he was united in marriage to Betty Cochrane. He is survived by his wife, Betty; a son, Mark Sink and wife, Lisa, and their children Mark Damon and Travis of Christopher; daughters, Leann Roberts and husband, Riley, and their children, Peyton, Kessa and Kacee of Whitington and Becky Graham and husband, David, and their children, Janel and Joshua of Ewing; two sisters, Karen Mandrell and husband, David of Thompsonville and Brenda Neal and husband, Lloyd 'Bernie' of Benton; one brother, Larry Sink and wife, Pata, of Grand Junction, Colo.; his mother-in-law, Loraine Cochrane of Ewing; and three nieces and 10 nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Rodney Edward Sink and his father-in-law, Frank Cochrane. He is a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton, Egyptian Antique Auto Club of Carbondale, a former member of the Rend Lake Boy's County and Gospel Music Group and a current member of the Survivors County and Gospel Music Group and enjoyed going and singing at the nursing homes in the area, with his group. He served 51/2 years in the National Guard based in West Frankfort. He was a former member of the Odd Fellows. Rodney's working years started when he was just a young lad at the McAfoos Cherry Orchard near Frisco, then to Cook's Greenhouse in Benton, then he got into the retail business and worked for Western Auto of Benton and managed Gebhart's Auto Supply in West Frankfort. He then went to work as a custodian of Benton Consolidated High School, where he spent 17 years, until health problem caused him to retire. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday in Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with his Pastor, the Rev. Roger Ellsworth, officiating. Burial will follow in Masonic-Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be at 5 to 8 p. m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

Tom Beavers

WEST FRANKFORT -- Tom Beavers died at 10:45 a. m. Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Union Funeral Home.

Llew Borton

ENERGY -- Llew Ellyn 'Butch' Borton, 81, died at 1:10 p. m. Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Arrangements are incomplete at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

Verbal Marie Wiseman

JOHNSTON CITY -- Verbal Marie Wiseman, 82, of Johnston City, died at 9:15 a. m. Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. Services will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, in Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City, with Pastor Lee Petty officiating. Burial to follow in the cemetery. Visitation will be after noon Tuesday in the Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City. Verbal was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Johnston City, the daughter of William G. and Ada (Summers) Slater. She married William Henry Wiseman on June 30, 1943, in Charleston, Mo. He preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 1996. Verbal was a homemaker and had worked at Jones' Rexall Drug Store in Johnston City for many years. She is survived by five nieces, Rose Stallings and husband, Homer of Johnston City, Regina Ake and husband, Richard of Austin,Texas, Rosalie (Eberhardt) of Tacoma, Wash., Dorothy Gibbens of Pittsburg and Barbara Rehm of Punta Gorda, Fla.; two nephews, William Slater and wife, Sue of Stiritz and Charles Eberhardt of Chicago; and several great-nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Louise Haynes and Irene Briscoe, both of Johnston City; and two brothers-in-law, Orval Wiseman and Edward Wiseman, both of Johnston City. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Minnie Richey, Opal Eberhardt and Mary Elko, and four brothers, Lee, Harvey, Johnnie and Earl Slater.

Kevin R. Schroeder

CHESTER -- Kevin R. Schroeder, 41, of Chester, passed away at 8:30 p. m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at home He was born Aug. 2, 1963, to Robert L. and Lindy (Heck) Schroeder. He married Kathy Jackson on Feb. 13, 1993, in Chester. Mr. Schroeder was in a transportation unit for the United States Army for six years. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Chester. Survivors include his wife of Chester; mother of Chester; four children, Amy Schroeder of Denver, Colo., Bradley B. Schroeder of Alaska, Rachael Rutherford of Chester and Erica Rutherford of Grand Junction, Colo.; one brother and sister-in-law, Kurt and Tammi Schroeder of Chester; and one grandson, Cameron. He was preceded on death by his father and one sister, Pam Wenzel. According to his wishes, he was cremated. A memorial gathering will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Tuesday in Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Chester, with the Rev. Jason Kinder officiating. Memorials can be made at the First Christian Church.

Ruby Jane Murrow

MARION -- Ruby Jane Murrow, of Marion, passed away at 10:20 p. m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, in Parkway Manor in Marion. She was 101 years 9 months and two days old. Ruby was born Oct. 10, 1902, in Creal Springs, to the late John A. and Ida (Harris) Schafer. She married Joseph Howard 'Fuzzy' Murrow in 1920. Together they shared only 12 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 1932. She was left to raise five young children ranging in age from 11 years to 14 months. Along with caring and loving her children, Mrs. Murrow worked for the state unemployment offices in Marion, Mount Vernon and Herrin until her retirement. She was a member of Warder Street Baptist Church and the Marion Rebeccah Lodge 93 for more than 53 years. She enjoyed playing in the senior citizens band until ill health prevented her. She enjoyed making crafts and loved surprising her family with them, especially at Christmas time. She most enjoyed making and dressing dolls. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Franklin of Marion, Joan and Bill Kelton of Mount Vernon and Bob Follis of Marion; a son and daughter-in-law, Howard 'Bud' and Juanita Murrow of Marion; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren and five great-great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Betty Follis of Marion, son, John Murrow of Phoenix, five brothers, one sister, one son-in-law, one grandson-in-law and two great-grandsons. She will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew and loved her. Services will be at 2 p. m. Tuesday in Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion, with the Rev. Frankie Starrick officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p. m. today in the funeral home.

Norman Fred

DE SOTO -- Leslie Norman Fred Sr., 68, of De Soto, passed away at 7:07 p. m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Services and Masonic rites will be held at 2 p. m. today in De Soto Cemetery. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Pettett Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Norman was born on Dec. 6, 1935, in De Soto, to Orvle and Elsie (Taylor) Fred. He was the owner of Norman Fred Trucking and Tri-County Lawn and Tractor in Murphysboro since 1967. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in De Soto. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner. Mr. Fred served in the U. S. Army from 1956 to 1958. He married Laveta Loyd on July 2, 1955, in Hernando, Miss., and she survives. Other survivors include two children and their spouses, Leslie Norman 'Bud' Jr. and Lori Fred and Kathy and Ralph Hargraves, all of De Soto; seven grandchildren, Jason Leslie Fred and his wife Shelly, Travis Weldon Fred and his wife Casey, Nicole Lynette Heiple, Lisa Marie Shelton and her husband Chris, Cassandra Hargraves, Kyle D. Hargraves, and Ashley Lydell Fred; three great-grandchildren, Cody Ray Fred, Spencer M. W. Fred and Lydia G. L. Fred; his mother-in-law, Opal Higginbotham of De Soto; one brother-in-law and his wife, Charles McCarthy and Terri McCarthy of De Soto; and two sisters-in-law and their husbands, Fayetta and Jack Chancey of De Soto and Mary and Monte Davis of Zeigler. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and twin granddaughters. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2001 South Lindbergh Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63131-3597.

Kenda Jo Galbraith

WEST FRANKFORT -- Kenda Jo Galbraith, 36, of West Frankfort, passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at home. She was born March 20, 1968, in Urbana to Richard Stipes and Nancy (Anderson). Survivors include her husband, Larry Galbraith of West Frankfort; her mother, Nancy Chaney of West Frankfort; one daughter, Ashley Walls of West Frankfort; two brothers, Leland Collins of Champaign and John Jacob of Waverly; one sister, Jennifer Chaney of West Frankfort; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard Stipes. Kenda was a member of the First Christian Church in West Frankfort. Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, in Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort, with the Rev. Gene Fox officiating. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery in West Frankfort. Friends may callafter 9 a. m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the donor's choice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Eva Lee Overturf

MOUNT VERNON -- Eva Lee Overturf, 78, died at 3:10 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in Casey Care Center in Mount Vernon. Services will be at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, in the Southwest Christian Church in Mount Vernon, with Randy Steele officiating. Burial will follow in the Opdyke Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Monday at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Mrs. Overturf was a homemaker. She was a member of the Southwest Christian Church. She was born Feb. 23, 1926, in West Frankfort, to Thomas M. and Mabel Lucille (Humphry) Uhls. She married Edward 'Buck' Overturf on Nov. 3, 1945, in Benton. He survives. Survivors include her husband, Edward 'Buck' Overturf of Mount Vernon; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda Overturf of Belleville, Becky Wall of Mount Vernon, Carolyn and Ed Peterson of Bluford, and Jamie and Dale Pearson of Creal Springs; one son, Casey E. Overturf of Mount Vernon; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Wendall and Kendall Uhls; and one nephew, William Edward Rosser, who was raised by Mrs. Overturf and her family. Memorials may be made to the Benevolent Fund of the Southwest Christian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home. They may also be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P. O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, IL 62864.

Eleanor Marie Macfarlane

JOHNSTON CITY -- Eleanor Marie (Chapman) Macfarlane, 82, of Johnston City, left those who love her in this world at 10:02 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in Herrin Hospital. Services will be held at 1 p. m., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004, in the First Christian Church in Johnston City, with Pastor Lee Petty officiating. Burial will be in Becker Cemetery, east of Johnston City. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, at Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City and after noon Wednesday at the church. Eleanor was born May 22, 1922, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, the daughter of Elmer and Anna (Kuhlman) Ralph. She married Kenneth Chapman in 1942, and he preceded her in death in 1980. She later married Nolen Macfarlane in 1993, and he survives. Eleanor was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Johnston City, serving as Superintendent of the youth department, Sunday school teacher and song leader for several years. Eleanor worked at Sangamo Electric Co. and at Moroni's Fashions in Johnston City. She was president of the Local Women's Club for 15 years. Besides her husband, Nolen, she is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Barbara Chapman of Walnut Creek, Calif.; one daughter and son-in-law, Kendra and Robert Noone of Camp Verde, Ariz.; one step-son, Michael Macfarlane of Payson, Ariz.; three guardian children, Nancy and husband John Montgomery of Cleveland, Tenn., David and wife Cindy Reece of Knoxville, Tenn., and Jonathon and wife Mary Reece of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; 11 grandchildren, Rebecca and Richard Noone, Aaron, Elisa, and Corina Chapman, Michael and Sarah Montgomery, Sarah Reece, Benjamin and Andrew Reece, and Kristin Macfarlane; one sister, Anna Verne Bee and husband Bob of Springfield; two half-sisters, Mary Fran Ralph and Carolyn and husband Jim Havens, all of Springfield; one half-brother, Edward and wife Betty Ralph of Springfield; one aunt, Marie Buckley of Springfield; one niece; three nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two half-brothers; her birth parents; and her stepmother, Rose Ralph. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Lois D. Jenkel

PINCKNEYVILLE -- Lois D. Jenkel, age 80, of Pinckneyville, died at 1:15 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 14, 2004, in Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Nashville. Lois was born in Pinckneyville on March 30, 1924, a daughter of Elmer and Bertha (Becker) Bigham. She married Harold Jenkel on Sept. 29, 1940, in Perryville, Miss., and he preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1992. Lois moved to Lower Holts in October 1946 and was a member of Holts Prairie Baptist Church in Pinckneyville. She worked with her husband on the family farm and was an avid reader. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ronald and Phyllis Jenkel and Alan and Jeanie Jenkel, all of Pinckneyville; one daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Raymond Cheek of Pinckneyville; four grandchildren, Jason and wife Amy Jenkel, Derek Jenkel, Tim and wife Kim Cheek, and Ryan and wife Elizabeth Cheek; four great-grandchildren, Andrew Jenkel, Levi and Emma Cheek, and Ethan Cheek; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Glen and Thelma Bigham and Gerald and Marietta Bigham, all of Granite City; one sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Mike Jewel of Belleville; three sisters-in-law, Ethel Bigham of Pinckneyville, Mary Bigham of Wilmington, and Ernestine Rushing of Pinckneyville; one brother-in-law, Lewis Meyer of Marissa; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; four brothers, Elmer, Elvis, Leroy and Russell Bigham; and four sisters, Velma Hopp, Opal Bigham, Rebecca Lynch and Irene Schmidt. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Monday, Aug. 16, 2004, in the Holts Prairie Baptist Church, with Brother Collin Hirsch officiating. Interment will be in the Holts Prairie Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p. m. today and from 8 to 9:30 a. m. Monday at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville, and from 10 to 11 a. m. Monday at the Holts Prairie Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Unit of Friendship Manor, the Holts Prairie Cemetery Fund or the Alzheimer's Association.

Ruth Murphy

MARION -- Ruth Murphy, 77, of Marion, passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at home. Mrs. Murphy was born March 19, 1927, in Elgin to George and Marie (Jahnke) Reuter. She married Alfred Warren Murphy on Dec. 31, 1954, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on Jan. 14, 2004. Survivors include two daughters, Pam Davis of Hanover Park and Pat Bailey of Rockford; two grandchildren, Sarah Bailey of Crystal Lake and Thomas Bailey and wife Stephanie Conaboy of Pennsylvania; three great-grandchildren, Elle, Natalie and Christian Murphy Bailey of Pennsylvania; six brothers, Eugene Reuter of Missouri, Leroy Reuter of Barrington, Walter Reuter of Illinois, Leonard Reuter of Colorado, and Bill Reuter and Raymond Reuter, both of Illinois; and three sisters, Irene Blaschke of Arizona, Mable Harmening of Arizona, and Helen Vallerio of Nevada. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Emil Reuter; and one sister, Laura Anderson. Mrs. Murphy was a homemaker. To view this obit and sign the register book, visit www. bluefuneralhome. com.

Barbara Jean Binder

LAS VEGAS -- Barbara Jean Binder, 65, of Las Vegas, formerly of Chicago and Winfield, died at 10:03 p. m. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2004, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 22, 1938, the daughter of Homer Ebert of Chicago and William (Bud) and Jean Huey of Skokie. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chicago and later St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Wheaton. She married Robert Gary Binder on May 2, 1959, in Chicago. He survives. Also surviving are sons Michael (Linda) of Plainfield and Stephen (Karen) of Carbondale; one daughter, Susan (Bud) of Las Vegas; four grandchildren, Scott, Sarah, Michael and Lisa; two great-grandchildren, Cierra and McKenzie; one half-brother, Daryl (Yvonne); and one half-sister, Joanne. She battled cancer for eight years following a diagnosis that gave her one or two years. Doctors called her a 'walking miracle. 'She deeply loved her family, and she enjoyed gardening, bowling, and a friendly game of Yahtzee or cards. She always had a smile for customers at Harvest Foods, Saveway Liquors and at the Tropicana Gift Store, where she worked during her career. In lieu of flowers and services, the family requests that memorials go to the Hospice organization of your choice.

J. L. Kinnear

BROUGHTON -- J. L. Kinnear, 74, died at 10:20 a. m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at home. Services will be at 11 a. m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, in the IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro, with the Rev. Andy May officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Sunday at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.

Kevin Schroeder

CHESTER -- Kevin R. Schroeder, 41, died at 8:30 p. m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, at home. According to his wishes, he was cremated. Memorial services will be at 8 p. m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, in Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jason Kinder officiating. A memorial gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Chester.

Robert 'Charlie' Welton

CHESTER -- Robert 'Charlie' Welton, 83, of Chester, passed away at 5:20 p. m. Friday, Aug. 13, 2004, in Memorial Hospital in Chester. Services will be at 11 a. m. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2004, in St. John Lutheran Church in Chester, with the Rev. Mark Willig officiating. Interment will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Monday and from 7:30 to 9:30 Tuesday at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Chester and from 10 to 11 a. m. Tuesday at St. John Lutheran Church. Mr. Welton worked for the Chester Water Department for 30 years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Chester. He was born Nov. 6, 1920, in Chester, to the late Herman H. and Margaret (Weinrich) Welton. He never married. Survivors include two sisters, Margaret Fesser of Columbia, and Alice McLaughlin of Chester, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Welton; and one sister, Dolly Kettelkamp. Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church.

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