Carolyn Marie Greer
SWANWICK -- Carolyn Marie Greer, 87, of Swanwick passed away at 9:07 a. m. Sunday, June 27, 2004, in Pinckneyville Community Hospital. Carolyn was born in Du Quoin on April 1, 1917, the daughter of Charles E. and Otillie S. (Keiner) Bahre. She married Russel J. Greer on Sept. 18, 1935, in Du Quoin, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1951. After the loss of her husband in a mining accident, Carolyn worked on the family farm to support her family. Later in life, she also worked as a certified dietician at various hospitals and nursing homes. Carolyn was also an avid quilter, making numerous quilts for people throughout the United States. She enjoyed quilting with various groups including those at the Perry County Jail Museum, the Swanwick Cemetery
Association and for her church, St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pinckneyville. At her church, she served on the Consistory, the Women's Guild, and taught Sunday School. She was a 4-H leader, an honorary member of the FFA, and was one of the presidents of the former Swanwick school board. She also served as the president of the Swanwick Party Line Phone Company and was active with the Swanwick Cemetery
Association. Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann Parsell and husband, Ron, of Coulterville; three sons, Dale Greer and wife, Roberta, of Pinckneyville, Marian Greer and wife, Barbara, of Coulterville, and Charles Greer and wife, Mary, of Pinckneyville; one son-in-law, Bill Kocian of Swanwick; 26 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Janet Kocian, a brother, Charles Bahre, a sister, Ruth Ibendahl, a grandson, Ronald Parsell, and a granddaughter-in-law, LaVonda Parsell (wife of Lyman Parsell). Services will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday, June 29, 2004, in St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pinckneyville, with Rev. Howard Self officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Du Quoin. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p. m. today and from 8 to 9:30 a. m. Tuesday at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville. Memorials may be made to the Perry County Jail Museum or Swanwick Cemetery
HERRIN -- Edward C. 'E. C. ' Russell, 85, died at 2:15 p. m. a. m. Sunday, June 27, 2004, at Herrin Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.
CARTERVILLE -- Eula Imogene Horner, 86, died Sunday, June 27, 2004, in West Oak Rehab Center in Houston. Arrangements are incomplete at Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville.
BUNCOMBE -- Keith L. Yates, 52, of rural Buncombe, died at 2:50 p. m. Sunday, June 27, 2004, at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
HERRIN -- Brett Shemwell, 29, of Herrin, died at 2:30 a. m. Sunday, June 27, 2004 in Herrin. Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.
CREAL SPRINGS -- Eva L. Knight, 70, died at 4:52 a. m. Sunday, June 27, 2004, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Arrangements are incomplete at Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home in Marion.
HERRIN -- Mark Gonzalez, 37, died at 12:04 a. m. Sunday, June 27, 2004, in Herrin Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin.
Imogene L. Hurt
MARION -- Imogene L. Hurt, 80, of Johnston City, formerly of Crawfordville, Fla., passed away at 1:25 a. m. Sunday, July 4, 2004, at Paradise Manor in Marion. Imogene was born on May 30, 1924, in Lawrenceville, to Joseph Warren & Verna(Hensley) Robinson. She married Albert L. Hurt on Aug. 16, 1947, in Owensville, Ind. He preceded her in death on April 6, 1999. Mrs. Hurt was a homemaker and loved her family, especially her grandkids. Shewas an active member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion, where she was involved with the New Life Group. She was a member of the Marion Senior Citizens and enjoyed playing pinochle with her card group there. She loved to dance. She and Albert were members of a travelling square dance club in Florida. Imogene was a skilled bowler and was awarded numerous pins for 500 series. She also won ribbons for her quilt work. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Rhonda Hurt of Washougal, Wash., and Kenneth and Deborah Hurt of Marion; two grandchildren, David Hurt of Marion and Jennifer Levin and husband Dave of Benton; three great-grandchildren, Jamie Hurt of Marion, and Jake and Conner Levin of Benton; a sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Robert Reed of Sturbridge, Mass.; and sister-in-law, Charlotte Robinson of Griffith, Ind. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, James Robinson. Services will be held at 10 a. m. Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion, with the Rev. Roger Russell officiating. Burial will follow in the Dillingham Cemetery
in Williamson County. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p. m. Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to the Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Orvil E. 'Mudshark' Garris, Sr.
STONEFORT -- Orvil E. 'Mudshark' Garris, Sr., 47, of Marion, passed away at 6:05 a. m. Friday, July 2, 2004, at home. Services will be held at 11a. m. today at Blue Funeral Home in Marion, with the Rev. Murle Jack officiating. Monitor Lodge 236 Knights of Pythias services will be held at 6 p. m. Sunday evening during the visitation. Burial will be in the Garris Chapel Cemetery
in Stonefort. Memorials may be made in his memory to his family, envelopes are available at the funeral home or may be sent c/o Blue Funeral Home, PO Box 411, Marion, IL 62959. Mr. Garris was born on May 7, 1957, in Marion, to W. J. and Nadine (Garris) Mulkins. He married Lora Dunn on Dec. 30, 1977, in Marion, and she survives. Other survivors include sons and daughter-in-law, Danny and Nida Dunn of Creal Springs, and Orvil Garris, Jr. of Stonefort; daughter, Sharon Kay Garris and her boyfriend T.J. of Creal Springs; mother and step-father, Nadine and Harvey Simmons; grandchildren, Dixie and Jake; sister and brother-in-law, Irene and Kenneth Norris of Pittsburg; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Mr. Garris was employed at General Dynamics. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 89 AF & AM and the Monitor Lodge 236, Knights of Pythias.
ELKVILLE -- Maxine Carter, 94, passed away at 1:05 p. m. Sunday, July 4, 2004, at home. Arrangements are pending at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.
Jacqueline 'Jackie' Monroe
MARION -- Jacqueline 'Jackie' B. Monroe, 80, a lifetime resident of Marion, passed away at 8 p. m. Saturday, July 3, 2004, at home. She was born in Marion Dec. 18, 1923, the daughter of Fred W. and Miriam A. (Rose) Rott. Jackie, as she was known to many, was a graduate of Marion high school in 1941. She went on to attend Southern Illinois Normal University in Carbondale. She also attended Miss Hickey's Business School in St. Louis. Jackie became a member of First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ of Marion on Easter Sunday in 1932, and actively involved herself in the church ever since. She was a member of Christian Women's Fellowship, the Disciples Sunday School Class and formerly served as Deaconess of the church. One of her favorite scriptures she lived her life by was 'God causes all things to work together for good to those who love him, to those who are called according to his purpose. 'Jackie also was involved with Hearts Helping Hearts organization for many years. Charles W. Monroe was her high school sweetheart, and they were united in marriage on March 17, 1944, in Corpus Christi, Texas. This union created an inseparable pair, and both have lived their lives honoring each other with their trust, love and commitment. Together they have shared the last 60 years. Jackie began her working career with the Bank of Marion until 1963. She then joined her husband, Charles, at Monroe Cleaners. She has always been his partner in both life and business and continually worked with him at the cleaners from 1963 to thepresent. Jackie was a loving and caring wife and mother, encouraging her family in all their endeavors. She took special interest in her grandchildren, attending and supporting them in all of their activities. She is survived by her husband, Charles of Marion; daughter and son-in-law, Trina Kay and Daniel Edwards of Marion; two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Rita Monroe of Marion, and Randy and Becky Monroe of Mesa, Ariz.; eight grandchildren, Brittney Lauren Edwards, Ethan Charles Edwards and Oliva Rose Edwards all of Marion, Eric Michael Monroe of Chandler, Ariz., Melissa Lynn Monroe of Palatine, Shannon Elizabeth Monroe, Ryan Fulkerson Monroe and Stephanie Louise Monroe of Mesa, Ariz.; and great-grand daughter, Riley Nicole Monroe of Mesa, Ariz. She has been preceded in death by her parents. Arrangements for Jacqueline Monroe have been entrusted to Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home in Marion. The visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p. m. Tuesday, July 6th, 2004, at the funeral home. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, July 7, at the funeral home, with the Rev. William Rucker presiding. Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery
in Marion. For those who prefer, memorial contribution may be made to 'First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ' or a charity of one's choice and mailed in care of: Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, P. O. Box 370, Marion, IL 62959. Contribution envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
CHESTER -- Ruby L. Stahlheber, 70, died at 6:56 p. m. Saturday, July 3, 2004, at Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at the Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Chester. Burial will be in the Mueller Hill Cemetery
in Pinckneyville. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p. m. Tuesday and 7:30 a. m. to 11 a. m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the American Diabetes. Foundation.
Naomi Ruth Owen
CARTERVILLE -- Naomi Ruth Owen, passed away at home at 1:20 p. m. Saturday, July 3, 2004, surrounded by family and friends. She was born Nov. 1, 1919, in a farmhouse in Carterville, to Charles Reps and Florence Adams Reps. Survivors include her husband, Frank W. Owen Sr. of Carbondale; daughter, Anne Strawn and husband Richard Strawn of Ignacio, Colo; daughter, Bonnie Owen and husband Michael Wright of Carbondale; son, Frank W. Owen, Jr. of Carbondale; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild; one nephew, Donald Reps of Springfield. Her parents, brother and two sisters preceded her in death. She and Frank Owen were married Sept. 17, 1939, during the depression years and endured World War II. She was very active in making items for the military men and providing a 'Victory Garden' for her family. She and Frank met at Illinois Teachers College (SIU). They met at a Math Club where she supposedly winked at him first. Her life was spent loving her family and friends and working as the bookkeeper of the family business, Owen Bros. Heating and Air Conditioning Co. She also loved to travel and worked as a tour guide for Preseley Tours. She was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church of All Saints, Eastern Star and Beta Sigma Phi. Her last wishes were to be at home with her family and friends. She called it her 'Family Reunion. 'The graciousness of her pastor, Chris Repp; Members of Epiphany Lutheran Church of All Saints, Hospice; her doctor, Karen Strack and all the staff of Carbondale Memorial Hospital and prayers made it possible. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p. m. today at the Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale. The funeral service will be held at Epiphany Lutheran Church of All Saints in Carbondale. Burial will be in the Carterville City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Epiphany Lutheran Church of all Saints, or VNA Hospice Tip and will be accepted at the funeral home. 'We all miss her but know she is with the Lord. '
ANNA -- Dixie Snyder of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., formerly of Anna,68, passed away Saturday, July 03, 2004. She was born and raised in Anna. Dixie has been a resident of the Hamilton County, Tenn., area for the past 25 years and was a very active member of Dallas Bay Baptist Church. She was a member of Creeks Bend Golf and Country Club and the Ladies Association. Dixie was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Snyder. She is survived by a son, Larry and his wife Terri Snyder; two grandchildren, Tiffany Gensemer and Andrianne and her husband, Brandon Abel. Services will be at 1 p. m. Wednesday at Dallas Bay Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ken Duggan officiating. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p. m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Dallas Bay Baptist Church, 8305 Daisy Dallas Road, Hixson, TN 37343. Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist. Share your thoughts and memories on line at www. mem. com.
SCHELLER -- Margaret McCowen, 72, died at 6 p. m. Saturday, July 3, 2004, at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon. Services will be 1 p. m. Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at Saint Barbara's Catholic Church in Scheller, with Father Daniel Jurek officiating. Burial will be in Saint Barbara's Cemetery
in Scheller. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p. m. Tuesday with a Rosary service at 8 p. m. in the Newell Funeral Home. Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville is in charge of arrangements.
Elyvon Hafford Morehead
CAIRO -- Elyvon Hafford Morehead, 84, died Friday, July 2, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Elyvon was born in Louisiana, Mo., Jan. 24, 1920, to John and Effa Mae (Johnson) Tucker. She married Glenn Hafford on July 4, 1940, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1966. She married Morris Morehead on April 16, 1971, and he survives. In addition to her husband, Elyvon is survived by two children; son, John Hafford and wife Maria, and daughter, Susan Hafford Brown and husband, Tom, all of Carterville; daughter-in-law, Mary Ellen Hafford of Cary; two step-daughters, Morrissa Clanahan of Mound City and Ouida Haralambidis of Olive Branch; brother, John Tucker of Hampton, Va.; and sisters, Lois Nelms and husband, Carl, of Paducah, Avis Wirth of Houston, and Thelma Kearney of Sun City, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; one step-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. Elyvon was preceded in death by her brother, Glenn Tucker; and son, James Hafford. Visitation for Elyvon will be held from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Beechwood Cemetery
Harold Eugene Hoffard
JOHNSTON CITY -- Harold Eugene Hoffard, 79, died at 1:19 p. m. Saturday, July 3, 2004, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Services will be held at 3 p. m. Tuesday July 6, 2004, at the Murman & Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City, with the Rev. Matt Crain officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery
in Johnston City. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p. m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Harold was born on May 22, 1925, in Williamson County, the son of Charles and Janie (Cantrell) Hoffard. He married Jewell (Absher) on Aug. 12, 1961, in Johnston City. She survives. Harold was a retired janitor for GTE, where he worked for 22 years. He was a member of the Harmony Freewill Baptist Church in West Frankfort. Harold enjoyed spending time with his family, wife, children, and grandson. He is survived by one daughter, Melissa Howerton and husband Bruce of Johnston City; one son, Steve Hoffard and wife Mary of Johnston City; one grandson, Jerrod Hoffard; one brother, Clydell Hoffard and wife Louise of Johnston City; one sister, Elnora Clayton of Johnston City; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Louis and Margaret Absher of Herrin; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, brother-in-laws, and sister-in-laws.
Emma Louise Morehouse
CARBONDALE -- Emma Louise Morehouse, 92, died Sunday, June 20, 2004, in Cape Girardeau. Mrs. Morehouse was born Nov. 18, 1911, in Carbondale, to Wiley Shriver Brown and Mary Lucile (Spencer) Brown. She married David Wakeman Morehouse in 1932. He passed away in 1949. She was the recorder for the SIU Board of Trustees for 18 years until her retirement in 1976. She received her B. A. degree in liberal arts from SIUC. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Carbondale since 1922. Mrs. Morehouse was a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship, a Life Member of the Jackson County Historical Society, Charter Member of the Richland County Historical and Genealogical Society, belonged to the Daniel H. Brush Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, SIU Carbondale Annuitants Association, and Past President of Carbondale Business and Professional Women's Club. Services will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday, July 6, 2004, at Oakland Cemetery, with the Rev. Katherine Graves officiating. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or to the donor's choice. Huffman-Harker Funeral Home in Carbondale is in charge of the arrangements.
Sheron Dell Wuest
CHRISTOPHER -- Sheron Dell Wuest, 54, of Ankeny, Iowa, died Saturday, July, 3, 2004, at home. Services will be held at 10 a. m. Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at the Mulkeytown Cemetery. Family and friends are asked to go to the cemetery. She was married to Dennis Wuest for 14 years. She loved to collect Snowbabies. She is survived by her children, Tom Meskan of Ames, Iowa, and Lisa Meskan of Des Moines, Iowa; brothers and sisters, John and Lisa Evans of Des Moines, and Patricia Evans of Vienna; and stepson, Robert Wuest of Port Richey, Fla. Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is overseeing arrangements.
Elizabeth 'Mae' Kerley
METROPOLIS -- Elizabeth 'Mae' Kerley, 91, passed away at 3:30 p. m. Saturday, July 3, 2004, at the Southgate Health Care Center. She was born May 6, 1913, in Indiana. She was the daughter of Henry and Nellie (Dowden) Young. Mae was united in marriage to Avery Kerley on Dec. 23, 1931, in Flatwoods. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1977. Survivors include her six daughters, Frances Rohrer of Vienna, Mary Stone and her husband George of Granstburg, Dorothy Jones and her husband Jack of Metropolis, Kathy Walker and her husband Virgil of West Paducah, Jeanne McCall and her husband Bob of Buncombe, and Anita Ditterline and her husband Roger of Buncombe; four sons, James Kerley and his wife Leda of Simpson, Robert Kerley and his wife Pattie of Scappoose, Ore., Carlos Kerley and his wife Elly of Vienna and Kenneth Kerley and his wife Cheryl of the Flatwoods community; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Mae was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Earl Kerley; a grandson, Jamie Kerley; a granddaughter, Tammy Sue Kerley; a great-grandson, Cody Wayne Kerley; and a great-great grandson, Sheldon Blake Kerley; a brother, Charles Walker. Mae was a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening and sewing. She was an accomplished quilter and hand made several quilts. Mae was a faithful member of the County Line Baptist Church in Flatwoods. She had been a volunteer worker in the vacation Bible school programs. Services will be held at 1 p. m. Wednesday, July 7, 2004, at the County Line Baptist Church, with the Rev. David Faulkner officiating. Burial will be in the Kerley Cemetery
in Flatwoods. Friends may call after 6 p. m. Tuesday at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the County Line Baptist Church of the Kerley Cemetery
and can be directed to James Kerley, 235 Leda Lane, Simpson, IL 62985.
Zella Mae Seibert
DU QUOIN -- Zella Mae Seibert, 90, died Sunday, July 4, 2004, at the Fair Acres Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at the Pyatt-Harrawood and Epplin Funeral Home in Du Quoin.
Ted Scott Beveridge
MARION -- Ted Scott Beveridge, 68, of Marion passed away at 12:25 p. m. Sunday, July 18, 2004, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Thursday, July 22, 2004, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, north of Johnston City with Bishop Lewis Russell officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p. m. Thursday, July 22, 2004, at the church. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of the arrangements. Burial will be at Logan Cemetery
in Logan, Utah. Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, envelopes will be available at the church and are available at the funeral home, or may be sent c/o Blue Funeral Home, P. O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959. Mr. Beveridge was born on April 11, 1936, in Price, Utah, to George F. and Lillie (Rowley) Beveridge. He married Colleen White on Feb. 8, 1958, in Tooele, Utah, and she survives. Other survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Stacey Lynn and Scott Frost of Stansbury Park, Utah; son and daughter-in-law, Gregory Scott and Joan Beveridge of Logan, Utah; son and daughter-in-law, Major Christopher James and Maria Beveridge in the United States Army stationed in Germany; and daughter and son-in-law, Heather Anita and Tony Crites of Stansbury Park, Utah; grandchildren, Kelli and Doug Jamison, Kyle Frost, Whitney Frost, Ciera Beveridge, Tori Beveridge, James Beveridge, Logan Beveridge, Davis Beveridge, Aidan Beveridge and Alyssa Crites; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Mel Fonnesbeck and Ann and Jim Parkinson, all of Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Beveridge retired as a Director of Purchasing in the Mining Industry. He currently was involved with the Natural Enrichment Industries Company in Sesser. He was an active of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in the United States Army where he was stationed in Germany.