VIRGIL CARL ISAACS
Thompsonville - Virgil Carl Isaacs, 86, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ at 3 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at the V.A. Medical Center in Marion. He was born Aug. 2, 1916, in Orient, to John Isaacs and Willie (Smith) Isaacs.
He was married to Alma (Smith) Isaacs and she preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 1986.
Survivors include his children, Betty and Bill Stanley of West Frankfort; Marge Bennett of West Frankfort, Virgil (Butch) and Bernice Isaacs of West Frankfort; Phyllis and Bill Parks of Thompsoville; Jerry Wayne Isaacs of Thompsonville; Johnny and Susan Isaacs of Thompsonville; Brenda and Tom Flannigan of Indianapolis, Ind.; Linda and Steve Kelley of Benton; Ruth Ann Smith of Thompsonville; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; two brothers, Bobby Gene Isaacs of Waterloo and Larry Isaacs of Thompsonville and a sister, Dorothy Dziadus of Villa Park.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, twin sons, granddaughter, Ina Stanley, six brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Isaacs was a veteran of World war II, a member of the Akin Masonic Lodge 749 AF-AM and a member of the American Legion Post 1194 of Thompsonville.
He was a retired railroader and laborer.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2002 at 1 p.m. at the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home, West Frankfort, with the Rev. David Schlag officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Thompsonville.
Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Tuesday to the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort.
Masonic rites will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home by Akin Lodge 749 and military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 1194 of Thompsonville.
JOHN L. MOSSONEY
Union, Mo. - Funeral services for John L. Mossoney of Union will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the The First Baptist Church, Villa Ridge. Burial will be in the Midlawn Cemetery in Union. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at Midlawn Funeral Home, Union and from 9 to 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, Villa Ridge.
John L. Mossoney, 69, of Union, passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2002 at Union.
He was born March 28, 1933, at Defiance, Ohio, the son of the late John and Jesse Mossoney.
On Sept. 6, 1952 he was united in marriage to Carol Eversole.
He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Richard Mossoney and Clifford Mossoney; and one sister, Harriet Kennedy.
Mr. Mossoney is survived by his wife Carol Mossoney, nee Eversole of Union; two sons, David Mossoney and wife Sherry of Stanton, Dan Mossoney and wife LaNora of Union; two daughters, Pam Hunter of Union, Johnna Moffitt and husband Ron of Washington; one brother William "Bill" Mossoney and wife Mary Ann of Defiance, Ohio; one sister Virginia Schrock and husband Elmar of Florida. He also leaves twelve grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, as well as other relatives and many friends.
Memorials are preferred to Unity Health Hospice, 12409 Powers Court Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63131.
The Mossoney family is being served by Midlawn Funeral Home, Union.
MAURICE A. WILLIAMS
Benton - Maurice A. Williams, 59, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, 2002, at the Herrin Hospital, with his twin brother Charles, and close friend David Hurley, at his side.
Funeral serices will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Jack Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Friends may call after 12 noon on Wednesday until time of service to the funeral home.
Mr. Williams was born in Benton on Apil 9, 1943, the son of Charles W. and Kathryn G. (Webb) Williams. He was an engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation, and was a graduate of the University of Missouri in Rolla with a B.S. in Civil Engineering.
He was an Army veteran, and an avid deer hunter in Pope County.
Maurice attended the First United Methodist Church in Benton.
Survivors include his twin brother, Charles R. Williams, Benton; two aunts, Grace Webb of Carbondale, and Jeanne Havens of Elkville and husband Bud; several cousins.
Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents and by an uncle, E. Maurice Webb.
For those who wish, Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Benton.
Benton - Michael Gushi, 46, died at 5:42 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, at the Franklin Hospital, Benton.
Arrangements are incomplete at the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort.
JOHN D. ELKO
Aurora - John D. Elko, 83, died on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2001 at Elmwood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
A funeral mass will be held a 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2001 at Holy Angels Church. Father Dean Russell will officiate. Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery, Montgomery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Healy Chapel, 332 W. Downer Pl., Aurora. Contributions in Mr. Elko's memory may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.
Mr. Elko was born on Mach 25, 1917, in Pennsylvania, the son of John and Theresa Elko.
He began his 30 year career with Caterpillar Inc. in 1942 in Peoria. He was subsequently transferred to the Aurora plant in 1959. He retired in 1972 as an assembly line supervisor. He loved bowling on the Caterpillar bowling team and held a great passion for sports and gardening. He was a member of both the Loyal Order of Moose Club and the Tiger Athletic Club.
Survivors include his loving wife Mary of Aurora; two sons, David and wife Lynn Elko of Oswego and John and wife Lucille Elko of Benton; four grandchildren, Kevin and wife Casey, Amanda Elko of Benton, Kristin and Jason Elko of Oswego; a great-grandson, Logan Elko of Benton; and two sisters, Sophie Swigonski, Mary and husband Bill Hill, all of Benton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Mike Elko and wife Mary, brother-in-law, Max Swigonski.
MARY LOUISE VEACH
Christopher - Mary Louise Veach, 56, died at the home of her mother in Christopher, at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2001.
A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher, with the Rev. Jerry Aken officiating. It was Mrs. Veach's request to be cremated. Friends may call to the funeral home from noon until service time on Friday.
Mrs. Veach was born on Sept. 8, 1944 in Eldorado, the daughter of Robert L. Chesney and Polly Elizabeth Davis Busler. She was married to John Veach, who died March 14, 1998.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Hickey Hill Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by three sons, Mike Veach, J.J. Veach, Shawn Veach, all of Christopher; one granddaughter, Lori Jeana Veach; one grandson, Trista Lee Veach; one sister, Elizabeth Gail Hicks, Sherwood, N.D.
She was also preceded in death by one daughter, Vauana Lee Veach.
JEAN BUNTIN CHAMNESS
Benton - Jean Buntin Chamness, 63, died at 3:19 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at the Franklin Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dale Carson officiating. Burial will be in the Knob Prairie Cemetery, Akin. Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Ms. Chamness was born Dec. 30, 1937, in Eastern Township, Franklin County, the daughter of Buel Samuel and Helen Elenora (Dillon) Buntin.
She was a bookkeeper and office administrator at the Benton Township G.A. Office.
A member of 10 genealogy clubs, she was an avid collector of many items from dishes to Barbie dolls. She was a past-president of the Benton/West City Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Chamber's Citizen of the Year in 1994. She was a co-founder and member of the Franklin County Historical Preservation Society, a member of the Akin Grade School PTO, past 4-H leader, past member and secretary of the Benton Library Board of Trustees.
She was a member of the Jackson Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Debra (Bennett) Overturf, Benton, Bobbi (Bennett) and husband Keith Darnell, Akin; two brothers, Robert and wife Margie Buntin, Thompsonville, Michael and wife Brenda Buntin, Thompsonville; a sister, Ann and husband Jerry Lee Williams, Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, Kyle Marshall and Jennifer Ann Overturf, both of Benton, Charles Ryan and Brandi Lynn Darnell, both of Akin; ten nieces and nephews, Kelly Hunt, Scott, Steve, and Sam Buntin, James Buntin, Trudee Wynn, Julie Buntin, Tona LeAnne, Jerri Kaye, and Scott Alan Williams; two great-nieces, Bailey Wynn, Megan Buntin; five great-nephews, Caleb and Mathew Buntin, Alex Clark, David Hunt, and Gehrig Wynn.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Franklin County Historic Preservation Society, P.O. Box 399, Benton, IL. 62812-0399.
Jean was most happy when with her family and will be missed greatly by them.
RONALD G. STUBBLEFIELD
Washington, Indiana - Ronald G. Stubblefield, 50, formerly of Benton, died at 4:21 p.m. in his home on March 31, 2001.
Services will be held on Friday, April 6, at 1 p.m. in the Poulson Funeral Home, with Pastor Melton Nelms officiating. Friends may call on Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery, Harrisburg. Memorials may be made to the Lincoln Trail Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Mr. Stubblefield was born on May 1, 1950, in Christopher, the son of James Edward "Ed" and Jackie (Parkhill) Stubblefield. He was married to Judy (Mason) Stubblefield.
He was a shop foreman for Harner & Son Trucking Company in Washington and had previously worked at Old Ben 24 and 2.
He was a member of the Eagles in Washington, and the UMWA.
Survivors include his mother Jackie, Benton; his wife, Judy, of Washington; mother-in-law Irene Bates, who also lives in Washington; two sons, Darren Stubblefield of Benton, Michael Hayes Jr. of Princeton, Ind.; three daughters, April and husband Craig Miles of Benton, Stephanie and Bill Watkins of Herrin, Dana Sue and husband Kerry Dowdell of Booneville, Ind.; two grandchildren, Taylore Nicole Miles of Benton and Andrea Dowdell of Booneville; one sister, Karen Toms of Logan.
He was preceded in death by his father and one infant son, Christopher Michael Stubblefield.
Zeigler - Casimer Jabczynski, 85, died on Sunday, April 1, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield.
There was a private service in the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher, and his body was cremated.
Mr. Jabczynski was born on Feb. 10, 1916, in Chicago, the son of Theodore and Victoria (Logonski) Jabczynski. Living life to its fullest, he also lived it his own way.
He was a master tool and die maker for Argonne National Laboratories in Chicago.
Surviving are four daughters, Diane and husband Bill Flood of Mulkeytown, Susan and husband Jim Wyrick of Rockford, Sharel and husband Marty Arfa of California, Wendy and husband Robert Toms of California; two sons, Dennis and wife, Nene Jabczynski of Utah, Casimer Jr.and wife Susan Jabczynski of McHenry; a sister, Mildred Jones of Chicago; one brother, Walter Jaczynski of Streator; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and 7 nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter and five brothers and sisters.
Liddell Jerry Johnson
Liddell Jerry Johnson, 72, of Zeigler, died at 11:36 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at the Franklin Hospital in Benton.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the First Baptist Church in Zeigler. With his wife Mary, he was the former owner/operator of "Immediate Cleaners" in Benton for 19 years. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, and was an avid Cardinal fan.
Mr. Johnson was born Sept. 17, 1928 in Royalton to Forest H. and Martha (Crane) Johnson.
He married Mary Musa Harford Dec. 25, 1946 at the First Baptist Church in Zeigler. She preceded him in death May 31, 1995.
Survivors include a very special friend, Virginia Dotson of Zeigler; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles E. Johnson of Zeigler, and Jerry L. and Susan Johnson of Brook, IN; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Ruth Johnson of Zeigler; three sisters, Odessa Curtis of Houston, TX, Mavis Taylor of Godfrey, and Doris Raymond of Herrin; several nieces and nephews, including Joyce and J.C. Baumgarte of Herrin and Mary Ann Lather of Carbondale; and a dear friend, Doris Filkins of Zeigler.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; an infant sister; and a brother, Clinton Johnson.
Graveside services for Mr. Johnson will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 at the Zeigler Cemetery, with Rev. Scott Johnson officiating and Rev. David Lindgen assisting. VANTREASE FUNERAL HOME in Zeigler is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Johnson be made to the Zeigler First Baptist Church and will be accepted at the cemetery or may be mailed to the church at 106 South Pine Street, Zeigler, IL, 62999.