DAVID A. BUNTING
OCTOBER 20, 2008
David A. Bunting, 71, of Sumner, Il passed away Monday October 20, 2008 at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, IL.
He was born May 6, 1937 in Lawrence County, IL the son of Glen Albert and De Etta (Brown) Bunting. He was married to Shirley Alvord. She is deceased.
Surviving are 2 sons: Roy A. Bunting of Carolina, Puerto Rico, Michael D. Bunting of Fort Irwin, CA, a step-son: James Alvord of Noble, IL, a sister: Cynda (Stephen) Van Cleve of Lakeland, FL, and 2 grandchildren.
David was a retired heavy equipment operator and over the road truck driver. He served in the United States Navy. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.
The funeral will be Thursday at 12:00pm at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Sumner Cemetery. Visitation is also on Thursday from 10:30am until the service hour of 12:00noon.
ROBERT LEE KIMMEL
OCTOBER 18, 2008
Robert L. Kimmel, 85, of Sumner, IL passed away October 18, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN.
Born January 11, 1923 in Lawrence County, he was the son of Clyde and Audrey (Rife) Kimmel. He married Ruby Mieure November 11, 1945 and she died December 23, 2003. He married his second wife Gladys Inyart and she survives.
Robert worked at the Texaco Refinery as a foreman for 31 years. He was a member of the Sumner United Methodist Church. Robert served in the Army during WWII and earned three bronze stars and a bronze star medal.
Survivors include his second wife Gladys; one son Dennis Kimmel and wife Judy of Sumner; two daughters Marilyn Vowels and husband Robert of rural Sumner and Phyllis Kimmel of Plainfield, IN; one brother Dale Kimmel and wife Nena of Tampa, FL; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ruby; one brother John Kimmel and one sister Louise Reinbold.
The visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Wednesday at 1:30 at the funeral home with burial to follow at Cresthaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Claremont.
Memorials may be sent to the Good Samaritan Hospice-Vincennes, IN with envelopes available through the funeral home.
MARGARET IRENE (REID) THACKER
OCTOBER 15, 2008
Margaret Irene (Reid) Thacker, 85, of Rural Sumner, IL went to be with her Lord after a battle with Pancreatic Cancer Wednesday October 15, 2008 at 3:50PM at home surrounded by her family.
She was born September 16, 1923 in Dubois, PA the oldest of four children, to Robert and Etta (McCoy) Reid. She married Melvin Thacker September 9, 1941 in St. Louis, MO, and he passed away October 30, 2005.
Survivors include her children: Russell Thacker of Scottsbluff, NE, Reid Thacker and wife Shannon of Chauncey, IL, Marty Yost of Bridgeport, IL, Mac Thacker and wife Julie of Robinson, IL, Todd Thacker and wife Amy of Terre Haute, IN, and Lynette Frye and husband Mark of Chauncey, IL. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers: Edward Reid and Wally Reid and one sister: Roberta Hanson Dewey. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Melvin, granddaughter Jacqueline Louise Thacker and so-in-law Don Yost.
Margaret graduated from Oblong High School; in 1940. She was a homemaker and a long time member of the Landes United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Lawrence and Crawford County Home Extension, Chauncey Community Club, Lawrence Co. Senior Citizens, and the United Methodist Village Auxiliary. Margaret was the long time reporter of the Chauncey-Landes News.
Margaret had many hobbies she enjoyed, such as Refunding, she was an avid gardener, loved participating in area county fairs, and especially enjoyed entering various items with her granddaughters for many years. She received Best Floral Arrangement at the Lawrence County 4-H Fair.
There will be a visitation at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00PM with a Memorial Service beginning at 4:00pm, as Margaret requested her body be donated to science for research. There will be no burial.
Memorial donations may be given to the Chauncey Community Club with envelopes available at the funeral home.
RICHARD L. DANIELS
OCTOBER 9, 2008
Richard L. Daniels, 64, of Lawrenceville, IL passed away Thursday, October 9, 2008 at his residence.
He was born October 8, 1944 in Centerville, IA, the son of Gene and Edith (Casteel) Daniels. He married Freda Glenn February 14, 2006 and she survives.
Richard retired from Oscar Meyer in 2003. He was a member of the VFW. Richard served in the Army from 1962 to 1966 and served in the Air Force from 1966 to 1970.
He is survived by his wife Freda, two daughters Veronica and Danny Ralston of Bridgeport and Elizabeth and Dr. Chris Mendola of Chandler, AZ; one step-son Melvin Newlin of San Diego, CA; two step-daughters Katie Haskell and Sharon Culbertson both of Vincennes, IN; two brothers Harry Daniels of Hartley, IA and Francis Daniels of Davenport, IA; nine grandchildren, six step-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters and one grandson.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 3:00 pm at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville with burial to follow in the Pollard Cemetery.
Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the family.
HELEN I. (FISHER) HIGGINS
OCTOBER 7, 2008
Helen I. (Fisher) Higgins, 83, of Vincennes, IN passed away Tuesday October, 7, 2008 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN.
She was born October 31, 1924 in Lawrence County, IL to Frank and Elsie Mae (York) Pinkstaff. She married Eugene Fisher on September 11, 1943 in Vincennes, IN. He passed away October 30, 1971. She later married Lowell Higgins. He survives.
Helen had worked as a Nurse's Aide at Good Samaritan Hospital for many years. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of the Rising Sun Christian Church in rural Lawrenceville, and attended Franklin Heights Christian Church in Vincennes, In. She was a member of the American Business Women Association and was past Woman of the Year. She was a dedicated Christian wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She is survived by 2 sons: Darrell and wife Linda Fisher of Lawrenceville, IL, Ronald and wife Jane Fisher of Lawrenceville, IL, 2 sisters: Hazel Mahan of Vincennes, IN, Wanda Manship of Glascow, KY, 6 grandchildren: Carmen Rains of Robinson, IL, Curt Fisher of Charleston, IL. Kevin Fisher of St. Louiis, Mo, Keith Fisher of Lawrenceville, IL, Christy Whewell of Lawrenceville, IL, Kimberly Fisher of Lawrenceville, IL, 8 great-grandchildren: Cassandra, Cierra, and Collin Rains of Robinson, IL, Cameron and Casey Fisher of Charleston, IL, Wyatt and Elsie Whewell of Lawrenceville, IL, and Karter Fisher of Lawrenceville, IL.
Along with her parents, and husband, 2 brothers and 3 sisters are deceased.
The funeral will be Saturday at 10:00am at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation is Friday from 4:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be given to the Rising Sun Christian Church.
CLYDE RAYMOND THOMAS
OCTOBER 7, 2008
Clyde Raymond Thomas, 69, of Bridgeport, IL, passed away Tuesday October 7, 2008 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 30, 1939 in St. Louis, MO the son of Clyde Willard and Mary Ellen (Martin) Thomas.
He worked as a mechanic for Adams/Meyers. He also was a farmer, and worked for AMF/Roadmaster.
He is survived by 2 sons: Raymond Thomas and wife Brenda of Bicknell, IN, Christopher E. Thomas of Bridgeport, IL, 2 daughters: Linda Thomas of Vincennes, IN, Ellen Mae Wagner and husband Harry of Oak Landon, IN, 3 brothers: James Wright of Olney, IL, Roger Wright of Vincennes, IN, Charles Thomas of Bridgeport, IL, 2 sisters: Mary Harvey of Vincennes, IN, Alma Higgins of Vincennes, IN, 10 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. 3 brothers, a sister, and a great grandchild are deceased.
The funeral will be Friday at 1:00pm at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Bridgeport City Cemetery. Visitation is also Friday from 12:00noon until the service hour of 1:00pm.
HELEN MAE GROGAN
OCTOBER 5, 2008
Helen Mae Grogan, 86, of Sumner passed away Sunday October 5, 2008 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN.
She was born July 19, 1922 in Bridgeport, IL the daughter of Garl and Myrtle Mae (Ruby) Mieure. On November 7, 1952 she married Lee Grogan. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1998.
Helen was a homemaker. She was a member of the Union Chapel United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Ladies Home Extention Club - Prairie Unit.
She is survived by 2 sons: Tom Grogan of Sumner, IL, Dan Grogan of Olney, IL, 3 brothers: Mervin Mieure of Wellington, NV, Leotis Mieure of Antioch, IL, Don Mieure of Findley, OH, 1 sister: Elsie Pelham of Sumner, IL and 3 grandchildren. a great grandchild, 6 brothers, and 2 sisters are deceased.
The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00pm at Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memoral Park Cemetery. Visitation is also Thursday from 11:00am until the service hour of 1:00PM.
Memorial donations may be given to the Union Chapel Church.
LISA A. THERIAC
OCTOBER 3, 2008
Lisa A. Theriac, 46, of Vincennes, IN passed away Friday October 3, 2008 at Good Samritan Hospital in Vincennes.
Born October 26, 1961 in Lawrenceville, she was the daughter of Cleo and Nancy (Leib) McCallister. On December 10, 2000 she married Terry Theriac. He survives.
Lisa was a homemaker. She was a member of the Lawrenceville Free Methodist Church, and she was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary #2244.
Along with her mother and husband, she is survived by a son: Corey Moore of Vincennes, IN, a daughter: Anastasia Christine Cessna of Vincennes, IN, and 3 grandchildren.
The funeral will be Monday at 2:00pm at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Visitation is also Monday from 12:00 until the service hour of 2:00pm. Burial will be conducted at a later date.
OCTOBER 2, 2008
Melvin Powell, 97, of Lawrenceville passed away Thursday, October 2, 2008 at the United Methodist Village North Campus in Lawrenceville. He was born July 4, 1911, in Stewardson, IL, the son of Doris and Amanda (Rozene) Powell. He married Melita (Bair) Powell on August 31, 1935.
Melvin was a self-employed interior designer and painter. He also worked at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville and was a member of the American Legion and VFW. Melvin was an Army veteran, having served during WWII.
Melvin is survived by his wife, Melita; a son Jeffery Powell of Bloomington, IN; a daughter Carolyn Shannon of Columbus, IN; one sister; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There are no funeral services scheduled.