WALTER CARL ODUM
Thompsonville - Walter Carl Odum, 90, died at 2:10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at the West Frankfort Care Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, in the Sloan Funeral Home, Galatia, with the Rev. Kenneth McClerren officiating. Burial will be in the McCann Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday to the funeral home.
Mr. Odum was born on Jan. 23, 1913 in Franklin County, the son of Wiley A. and Sallie Ann (Atwood) Odum.
He attended Union Freewill Baptist Church of Thompsonville, was an avid checker player and enjoyed fishing and gardening. He was involved with the Civilian Conservation Corps as a young man. He was a night supervisor for 24 years at the St. Charles Boys School.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, by three sisters, Lillian Odum Moore, Ethel Odum Boyer, Helen Odum Gettings.
VIRGINIA MAY CRUM
Shelbyville - Virginia May Crum, 82, of Shelbyville, died at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2003 in Sheryl's Place in Shelbyville.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville with Dr. Bruce Owens officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville. Memorials may be given to Sheryl's Place or the First United Methodist Church of Shelbyville.
Mrs. Crum was born on May 1, 1921 in Pana, the daughter of Floyd and Alma Freda Urshell Rinehart. She graduated from Rosamond School on May 29, 1939 and Sparks Business College on Aug. 30, 1940. She began working as a bookkeeper for the Ann Arbor Machine Company and then Shelby Sheet Metal both of Shelbyville. She later worked as a librarian at the Shelbyville Public Library for many years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Ladies of the Moose No. 1325 and Theta Pi Gamma sorority of Sparks Business College, all of Shelbyville. She married James A. "Slim" Crum on May 1, 1973 in Shelbyville. He died on June 14, 1990.
Surviving are her daughters, Pat Tull and husband Robert and Janie Wicker and husband Roger all of Shelbyville; step-daughters, Joan, Glenda and Marilyn; sister, Lola L. Lower of Pana; grandchildren, Diana Winson of Benton, Debra Winson of Charleston, Kevin Wicker and fianc/ Carrie of Mattoon and Karen Wicker of Decatur; and great grandson, Derek Wicker of Sherman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James A. Crum; and two step-daughters, Sandra and Nancy.
Benton - Annetta Mae Marquis, 62, died at 6:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at St. Mary's/ Good Samaritan RHC in Mt. Vernon.
It was Ann's wish to be cremated. Services will be announced at a later date, by the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.
Ann was born in Marion on January 10, 1941, the daughter of James O. and Virginia P. (Pillow) Howerton.
She was married to James Marquis and he survives.
An employee of the State Bank of Whittington in Benton, she was of the Lutheran faith.
In addition to her husband James, she is survived by one daughter, Cynthia Evanson of Elgin; two sons, Brett Dieckman of Elgin, Terry Zimmerman of Mt. Vernon; two stepdaughters, Theresa Saunders of Elgin, Sheila Caza of Elgin; grandchildren, Brian, Trisha, Patrick, Timothy, Zachary and Aliya; stepgrandchildren, Lindsey, Telena and Nicholas; two brothers, James "Lynn" Howerton of Mt. Vernon, William "Mac" Howerton of Spring, Texas; one stepbrother, Mike McClendon of Lake Charles, La.; two stepsisters, Cyrilene Hicks of Carterville, Sharon King of Benton; several nieces and nephews.
Ann was preceded in death by her parents.
LASLEY WEBB KIMMEL
Benton - Lasley Webb Kimmel, 62, of Benton, died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2003 at the Franklin Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2003 at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton with Rev. Jack Wolfe officiating. Burial will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Mr. Kimmel was born June 24, 1940 in Benton, the son of Webb and Monnie (Cardwell) Kimmel. He married the former Maxine Pinazzi on Dec. 22, 1962 and she survives.
He attended McKendree College where he played basketball. He earned both his Bachelor and Master's Degrees from the University of Illinois. He was the owner and operator of Mid-State Fertilizer Company, which was founded in Peoria and later moved to Benton and was a veteran of the Army Reserves.
Mr. Kimmel attended the First United Methodist Church, Benton, and was a member of the Franklin County Farm Bureau, Galatia Masonic Lodge, Peoria Ainad Shrine, Scottish Rites Bodies, and the North American Elk Association. He was a former member of the National Fertilizer Solutions Association, Fertilizer Institute, and the Peoria Rotary Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Vickie Kimmel Forby, Belleville, Emily Kimmel, Chicago, two grandsons, Jacob and Zachary Kimmel Forby, a brother and sister-in-law, Virgil Glen and Sue Kimmel, Dawson Springs, KY, and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.
TIM E. DREW
Shippensburg, Pa. - Tim E. Drew, 43, died Friday, June 13, 2003 in his home.
He was born Sept. 25, 1959 in Benton, a son of Mary L. Wilkinson Drew of Lewisburg and the late Raymond Drew.
In his life, he attended Golden Senior High School and the Community College of Denver. He served with the U.S. Coast Guard from 1977 to 1981 in California, Alaska, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Mr. Drew was a member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors for 18 years before accepting a management position with Otis Elevator in Harrisburg (Pa.). His most recent position was territory operations manager for South Central Pennsylvania.
He enjoyed watching cartoons with the kids, all types of sporting events, going to Ocean City, Md. and making weekend trips to State College.
Mr. Drew is survived by his wife, Laralyn Durange Drew; two sons Justin M. Drew, Lewisburg, Alexander C. Joy, at home; five daughters, Angela G. Drew, Lewisburg, Megan L. Drew, Lewisburg, Katherine R. Joy, Gianna S. Drew, Carissa B. Drew, all at home; one brother, Tom R. Drew, Lewisburg.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 16 in the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg, at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Brian Medkeff-Rose officiating. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Viewing will be Monday from 6-7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
WALTER C. JOHNSON
Benton - Walter C. Johnson, 84, died at 9:21 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2003 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Funeral services are pending at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton.
MAGGIE L. DIAL REED
Benton - Maggie L. Dial Reed, 74, died at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
She was born in Benton, on Jan. 18, 1929, the daughter of Robert and Amanda (Parrish) Kivett.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Dial. She then married Billie F. Reed and he survives.
Mrs. Reed was of the Church of Christ faith.
She is survived by her husband, Billie F. Reed of Benton; daughter, Judith Renchen and husband Bill of Kankakee; daughter-in-law, Sharon Dial of St. Louis, MO; and by her second marriage three daughters, Beverly Smith of Mt. Vernon, Billie Jean Winemiller of Valier, Lana Garland of West Frankfort; grandchildren, Alex and Jennifer Renchen, Todd and Katherine Renchen, Chad and Christine Renchen, Jack Renchen and fiancee Mary Kay LaRocque; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Hannah and Julia Ann Renchen, Samuel and Gabriel Renchen, Cameron and Devon Renchen; grandchildren by her second marriage, Lindsey Strobel, Chris Southerland, Devon Southerland, Bonnie Jamerson, Billy Dale Jamerson, Tara Carr, Athena Garland, Brandy Levine, Alysus Jamerson and Shawn Levine; two sisters, Dessie Knight of Crete, Virgie Harmon of Kankakee.
Mrs. Reed was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, one son, Dennis Dial, one granddaughter, Wendy, one great-grandson, Mason, one sister, Nelma Kent and by two brothers, Leon Kivett and Charles Kivett.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Ron Griffin officiating. Burial will be in the Cartwright Cemetery, McLeansboro. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to the funeral home.
Mulkeytown - Rasie Killgrove, 83, died at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2003, in Severin's Intermediate Care, Benton.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, to the funeral home.
Mrs. Killgrove was born on May 25, 1920, in Christopher, the daughter of Thomas E. and Bessie (Hammonds) Hicks. She was married to Gervaine (Scotty) Killgrove, who died Aug. 23, 2001.
She was a retired certified nurses aide, who had worked at Redwood Manor in Sesser, Fair Acres in Du Quoin and Miners Hospital in Christopher.
Survivors include two sons, Terry Killgrove of Mulkeytown, Jack Killgrove of Lady Lake, Fla; one daughter, Marilyn McCutheon, Mt. Vernon; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Sammy Hicks of Christopher.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one daughter, Geraldine Jones.
BRENDA KAY HOLT
Macedonia - Brenda Kay Holt, 59, died at 11 p.m. Friday, June 13, 2003, in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, at the Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher with Brother George Marshall officiating. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser. Friends may call after 6 p.m. on Monday, June 16.
Mrs. Holt was born on April 17, 1944, in Besoco, West Virginia, the daughter of Russell and Bessie (Pickett) Daugherty. She was married to Troy Holt and he survives.
She was a homemaker and had worked at Turco in Du Quoin.
In addition to her husband, Troy, she is survived by two daughters, Joyce Clancy and Judy Holt, both of Benton; one son, Brian Holt of Macedonia; three sisters, Anna Vandeveire of Davis Junction, Sue Renneisen, Sacramento, Calif, Retha Border, Murphysboro; four brothers, Jim Daugherty, San Antonio, Tx, Larry Daugherty of Mulkeytown, Frank Daugherty of Loves Park Clark Daugherty Willingboro, New Jersey.
Her parents, two brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.
WALTER C. JOHNSON
Benton - Walter Carleton Johnson, 84, died at 9:21 p.m. Sunday, June 15, 2003 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Walter's wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Johnson was born June 26, 1918 in Benton, the son of William Blueford Johnson and Irna Walton (Webb) Johnson. He married the former Beulah Ruth Robinson on Jan. 16, 1943 and she survives.
Walter was a 1935 graduate of Benton High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University and received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1942 from the St. Louis University School of Law.
He served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps. After the war, he returned to Benton and joined the law firm of Layman, Johnson and Johnson. He retired in 1976 after a career of 25 years as a special agent with the FBI with service in Buffalo, NY, Philadelphia, Pa., and St. Louis, Mo.. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Elks, and "Liar's" Club, all of Benton.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two daughters, Ann Moody and husband Jim, Vienna, VA, Jane Webb Kuba and husband Roger, Westfield, Ind., two sons, Eric R. Johnson and partner Mitch Millner, St. Louis, Mo., William B. Johnson and wife Debbie, Florissant, Mo., four grandchildren, Kyle and Connor Kuba, Sarah and Adam Moody, three step-grandchildren, Allisan and husband Lenny Impellizzeri, Tim and Carrie Quinn, four nieces, Mary Sue Zimmerman, Jan Wheat, Tracy Oliver, and Sandra Timmons, and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Judi Robinson, Marion Co., Fla.
Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Webb Johnson, a sister-in-law, Martha "Sis" Johnson, and a nephew, William Ward Johnson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Benton - Ky Fitzgerrell, 99, died at 12:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2003, at the Shawnee Christian Nursing Home in Herrin.
Arrangements are pending at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.