Anna Mae Deckard
August 29, 2007
Anna Mae Deckard, age 92, of rural Lawrenceville, IL, passed away at her residence on August 29, 2007.
She was born March 07, 1915 in Knox County, IN, the daughter of John Brian Kolehouse and Eliza (Whitimer) Kolhouse. She married Charles Esco Deckard and he passed away in 1979.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and three sisters.
She is survived by two sons, Richard and wife Bobbi Deckard of Nathrop, CO and Jack and wife Marlene Deckard of St. Cloud, FL, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
Anna was a member of the Lawrenceville Free Methodist Church. She was a homemaker and she also did some house-sitting.
The visitation will be on Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, IL. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM with burial following in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.
August 14, 2007
Mandell Yosowitz, age 92, of Lawrenceville, passed away August 14, 2007 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN.
Born December 19, 1914 in Lawrenceville, IL, he was the son of Benjamin and Jennie (Prizant) Yosowitz.
He married Norma Sager on August 10, 1952 and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters Sue Urfer of Olney, IL and Ann Cozza of Melrose Park, IL; one grandson Austin Urfer of Olney, IL; and one sister-in-law Marilyn Yosowitz of Scottsdale, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Joseph and Morris Yosowitz.
Mandell was the owner and operator of Yosowitz Clothing Store in Lawrenceville. This store began in 1910 by his parents and this is where Mandell spent his career. He graduated from DePaul University as a Music Major.
He was a member of Temple Adath B'Nai Israel in Evansville, IN. He was a Veteran of the Army Air Corp and served during WWII.
He was a Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks, a member of the VFW, American Legion, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Evansville, IN with burial to follow.
There will be no visitation.
Memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice.
Robert J. "Doc" Jerrell
August 12, 2007
Robert J. "Doc" Jerrell, age 61, of rural Bridgeport passed away August 12, 2007 at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville.
Born, January 16, 1946 in Lawrenceville, he was the son of Virgil and Grace (Blackburn) Jerrell.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Robert.
He is survived by three sons, Tony Jerrell, Mike Jerrell, and Billy Kocher all of Bridgeport; two brothers Virgil Jerrell and Elba Ladson both of Lawrenceville; one sister Annabelle Leib of Bridgeport, and six grandchildren.
"Doc" worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the local 841. He also owned Jerrell Backhoe Service for 15 to 20 years. He was a member of the Lawrenceville Moose.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 AM at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. The visitation will be on Wednesday from 5 to 8 PM at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.
COLTON WILLIAM KASINGER
NOVEMBER 13, 2008
Colton William Kasinger, infant, passed away Thursday November 13, 2008 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN.
He is survived by his mother and father: Shanda Lynn (Viehman) Kasinger and William "Willie" Kasinger of Lawrenceville, IL, brother: Dakota Kasinger and sister Brooklyn Kasinger both of Lawrenceville, IL, maternal grandparents: Ron and Melinda Viehman of Lawrenceville, IL, Maternal grandmother: Dorothy Viehman of Lawrenceville, IL, Paternal Grandparents: Tom and Debra Grogan of Lawrenceville, IL, William Lee Kasinger of Lawrenceville, IL, and paternal great grandparents: Urma Shidler of Lawrenceville, IL and Bertha Schroyer of lawrenceville, IL.
There will be a Graveside Service Monday at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery at 10:30am.
PAUL B. WELLS
NOVEMBER 8, 2008
Paul B. Wells, 83, of Bridgeport, IL, passed away November 8, 2008 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN. Born April 2, 1925 in Lawrence County, IL, he was the son of Everett and Minnie (Doss) Wells. He married LaVeta Lane, December 4, 1943 and she survives.
Paul was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Bridgeport. He was a retired truck driver. He worked for Marathon for 17 years. He also drove a truck for JW Express out of Vincennes and Refiners Transport.
He is survived by his wife LaVeta Wells of Bridgeport; one son Gary Wells of Bridgeport; one daughter Darla Black of Newburgh, IN; one brother Sam Wells of Duquoin, IL; three sisters Madaline Tucker of Flat Rock, IL, Kathlene Harmon of Olney, IL and Helen Hughes of Ashmore, IL; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son Danny Wells; two brothers; and two sisters.
The funeral will be Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 PM at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, IL. Burial will follow in the Cresthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Claremont, IL.
Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
JAMES LEE ARNOLD
NOVEMBER 7, 2008
James Lee Arnold, 62, of Bridgeport, IL passed away November 7, 2008 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN.
Born September 5, 1946 in Lawrenceville, IL, he was the son of Everett D. and Irene (Culp) Arnold. He married Sylvia Darlene York and she survives.
James worked for Joule in Lawrenceville, IL as a millwright. He was a member of the Moose, American Legion and the Red Hill Community Club.
He is survived by his wife Darlene of Bridgeport; his mother Irene Arnold of Lawrenceville; two sons Everett Arnold of St. Francisville, Il and Mike Arnold of Olney, IL; two daughters Jeannie Dailey of Evansville, IN and Irene Renee Patterson of Flemmingburg, KY; one brother David Arnold of Lawrenceville; two sisters Sharon Bowman of Bridgeport and Patricia Hockman of Lawrenceville, IL; three step-sons Billy Lewis of Claremont, IL, Matt Lewis of Willow Hill, IL and Mike Lewis of Bridgeport; and 13 grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his father and one granddaughter.
The funeral will be Wednesday morning at 10:00 AM at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, IL. Burial will follow in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
GARNET E. SEITZINGER
NOVEMBER 6, 2008
Garnet E. Seitzinger, 93, of Vincennes, IN passed away Thursday evening November 6, 2008 at Lodge of the Wabash in Vincennes, IN.
Born September 10, 1915 in Crawford County, IL she was the daughter of Nathaniel L. and Florence (Smith) Lindsay. On September 10, 1933 she married George Seitzinger. He died October of 1971.
Garnet was a school bus driver in the Birds School District. She was also a waitress and had worked as a cashier at Winn-Dixie. She worked at the church daycare after retiring. She was a member of the Community United Methodist Church in Vincennes, IN.
She is survived by a son: Rex and wife Sue Seitzinger of Lawrenceville, IL, a daughter: Louise Sechrest of Vincennes, IN, and 6 grandchildren: Janet and William Woods, Vicki and john Brink, Mark Butcher, Deana and Doug Camden, and Kevin and Judy Seitzinger. 2 brothers and a granddaughter: Susan Seitzinger are deceased.
The funeral will be Monday at 9:00am at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will be at the St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 5:00 until 7:00pm at the funeral home.
NOVEMBER 4, 2008
Kathryn "Katie" Mayfield, 77, of Lawrenceville, IL passed away Tuesday November 4, 2008 at the United Methodist Village North Campus.
She was born June 27, 1931 in Lawrenceville, IL the daughter of Wilbur and Lora (Gillard) Vaughn. On December 27, 1947 she married Ivan "Doc" Mayfield. He preceded her in death on December 25, 2002.
Katie was a homemaker and also worked at Mayfield Appliance. She was a member of the Lawrence County Country Club where she was President of the Ladies Golf Assn. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, IL.
She is survived by 2 daughters: Stephanie "Stevie" Miller of Indianapolis, IN, Denise "Dennie" Heidbreder of Lawrenceville, IL, a sister: Amelia Irwin of Florida, and 4 grandchildren. 2 brothers and a sister are deceased.
The funeral will be Saturday at 12:00pm at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation is also Saturday from 10:30am until the service hour of 12:00pm.
Memorial donations may be given to the donor's choice.
NOVEMBER 1, 2008
Yvonne Wright, 93, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday November 1, 2008 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital.
She was born January 7, 1915 in Jasper County, IL the daughter of Byrl and Lodema (Scaggs) Meek. On October 18, 1930 she married James Wright Sr. He preceded her in death on August 29, 1994.
She was Manager of The Three Sisters Sewing factory in Lawrenceville. She attended the Wesleyan Church 6th St. in Lawrenceville. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary.
She is survived by a son: James W. Wright Jr. of Champaign, IL, 2 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister are deceased.
The funeral will be Thursday November 6, 2008 at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation is also Thursday from 12:00 to the srevice hour of 1:00pm.
Memorial donations may be given to the United Methodist Church North Campus Chapel Fund at 2101 James St. Lawrenceville, IL 62439.