Herman H. Mayer Sr.
STEELEVILLE -- Herman H. Mayer Sr. , 100, died at 11:35 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Three Springs Lodge in Chester. Services will be at 1 p. m. today in St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Steeleville, with the Rev. Alan W. Janneke and Vicar Dan Wing officiating. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery
in Steeleville. Visitation was held after 5 p. m. Monday at Wilson's Funeral Home, and will be held from 7:30 to 11 a. m. and then from 12 to 1 p. m. today at the church. Mr. Mayer was a retired carpenter contractor from Mayers Builders. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local No. 1361 in Chester. He was born Saturday, Aug. 13, 1904, in Pinckneyville, to Michael Mayer and Anna (Zinke) Mayer. He married Marie Rabe on Nov. 1, 1925, at St. John's Post Oak in Campbell Hill. She passed away Jan. 13, 1967. Then he married Marena Eggemeyer Bollmann July 14, 1968, at Steeleville. She passed away May 14, 1989. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Herman W. Mayer Jr. and Darlene of Steeleville; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Loriena Ebers of Steeleville, Verna and Paul Beck of St. Louis, Erna May and George Salger of Steeleville, and Marion Roethlesberger of Marissa; 20 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Anita Mayer of Steeleville; one son-in-law, Harold Ebers of Coulterville; one stepson, Arthur (Sonja) Bollmann of Steeleville; two stepdaughters, Betty Schnoeker of Steeleville and Wynona and husband Hugo Bierman of Steeleville; 10 step-grandchildren; and several step-great-grand children and great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Lloyd; one daughter, Virginia Ebers; one grandson; one great-grandson; one stepson, Charles Bollmann; two sons-in-law; seven brothers; and five sisters.
JONESBORO -- Vivian Brown, 82, of Jonesboro, passed away Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Makanda, the daughter of Herman and Daisy Keith Baysinger. She married Jim Norton in March 1939, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 1967. She then married Winford Brown on Aug. 31, 1979. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro. Survivors include her husband; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Barbara Norton of Alto Pass; two grandchildren and their spouses, Debbie and Carl Mauer of St. Peters, Mo. , and Dianne and Tony Mercurio of O'Fallon, Mo.; and two sisters-in-law, Hazel Sauerbrunn and Millie Brown, both of Jonesboro. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two sisters. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the chapel of Hileman Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe Aldridge officiating. Interment will be in the Alto Pass Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro.
HERRIN -- Francine Zietek, 81, died at 9:48 a. m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at Heartland Regional Medical Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.
HERRIN -- Pansy L. Oldani, 80, of Herrin, passed away at 5:43 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. She was born Jan. 7, 1924, in Herrin, to Charles Denton and Mary (Ice) Griffin. She married Robert William Oldani on Jan. 12, 1941, in Cape Girardeau. They enjoyed spending their weekends dancing together at the Herrin Eagles, the VFW and the American Legion. Robert preceded her in death on March 8, 1991. Mrs. Oldani worked as a salesclerk for 20 years at Kay's in Herrin. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Herrin. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing pinochle with her friends and baking. Her pies were the delight of the whole family. She was the linchpin of her family in all seasons. In her later years, she especially enjoyed short drives in the beautiful Southern Illinois countryside. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Robert W. Oldani Jr. and Jo Anna Rancillio of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one brother, Wayne Griffin of Herrin; five nieces and nephews, Jeff Griffin of Johnston City, Donna Bonali of Marion, Linda Cox of Mulkeytown, Marsha Jane Conley of Elkville and Robert Wick of Bloomington; and two sisters-in-law, Jennie Gammill and Louise Wilson, both of Herrin. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Charles B. and Donald E. Griffin; and two sisters, Leatha C. Griffin and Gladys Eversman. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, in Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. The Revs. Lee Lovett and Don Cannon will officiate. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p. m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at the funeral home.
BENTON -- John Russell Ward, 45, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at home. Graveside services will be at 2 p. m. Thursday, Sept. 30, in the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery
in Benton, with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating. There will be no visitation. Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of arrangements.
HERRIN -- David Ray Profitt, 39, died at 5:44 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Services will be 2 p. m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin, with the Rev. Ralph Brandon officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery
at Johnston City. Visitation will be from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, at the funeral home.
HOYLETON -- Dorothea Johnson, 88, died at 5:40 a. m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at the Odin Care Center. Services will at 11 a. m. Wednesday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton, with the Rev. Mark Nebel officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the Styninger Funeral Chapel in Hoyleton. Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery
and will be received by the funeral home.
CARBONDALE -- Betty McNeely, 76, died at 8:25 a. m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in Carbondale Nursing and Rehab Center. Services will be at 11 a. m. Thursday at Crain Funeral Home Pleasant Grove Chapel, with the Rev. Sam Foskey officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to University Baptist Church in Carbondale.
HARRISBURG -- Charles F. Abney, 86, died at 7:56 a. m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Harrisburg Medical Center. Services will be at 2 p. m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2004, at Bankston Fork Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mark Hutson officiating. Burial will be in Bankston Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorials may be made to Bankston Fork Baptist Church or Bankston Cemetery.
ANNA -- Kate Smith Brown, 70, died at 7:20 a. m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Services will be at 11 a. m. Wednesday, Sept. 29 at Crain Funeral Home in Anna, with Pastor Bryan Morrison officiating. Burial will be in Kelley Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 a. m. Wednesday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna.
MORGANTOWN, Ky. -- Roy L. Hayes, 61, of Morgantown, Ky. , died at 12:30 a. m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, in Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. Services will be at 11 a. m. Wednesday at Morgantown First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Hill Haven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be after 3 p. m. today at Jones Funeral Chapel in Morgantown and from 10 to 11 a. m. Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Gideons International.
ENERGY -- Roger Allen, 74, of Energy, passed away at 8:25 p. m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at home with his family. Roger was born on July 1, 1930, in Geneva, to Abner and Helen (Kline) Allen. He married Shirley Nicks on Sept. 19, 1953, in St. Charles. She survives of Energy. Mr. Allen served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was retired from Simplex Manufacturing in Elmhurst as a roller man. Roger was a spiritual man who lived his life with integrity and humor. He was a prankster and always the life of the party. He most enjoyed his family and sitting in the sun listening to country music. He was mechanically inclined and a skilled craftsman. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and built his own Harley-Davidson. He was innovative. This was exemplified by the time he tried to build a self-rocking bassinette by wiring a motor to it. It rocked a little too much. He shared many humorous memories, like the time he and Shirley were riding the
motorcyle together. They came to a stop and when it was time to go again, he took off so quickly that Shirley was left behind. He didn't realize until he had gotten down the road a little way. He enjoyed a little beer and lived life to the fullest. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Shirley Allen of Herrin; his children and their spouses, Mindy Lisewski and Dan Pricop of Ruskin, Fla. , Bruce and Debbie Allen of Aurora, Melody and Dave Guerrero of Aurora, Brian and Sharon Allen of Warrenville, Tammy and Scott Augustine of North Aurora, and Barbara and Steve Hamilton of Wheaton; 17 grandchildren, Gary Lisewski of Smyrna, Tenn. , Lana Morath of Aurora, Jeremy Augustine of Chicago, Michael Allen of Herrin, Crystal Augustine of Wheaton, Lena Guerrero of Aurora, Steven Hamilton, Joel Hamilton and Jackie Hamilton, all of Wheaton, Matthew Lisewski of Herrin, Aaron Allen of Warrenville, Kristopher Lisewski of Ruskin, Fla. , Dustin Allen of Warrenville, Jacob Augustine of North Aurora, Timothy Lisewski of Kannapolis, Kan. , and Crystal Allen and Melody Allen, both of Warrenville; six great-grandchildren, Joshua, Keefer, Rhyan, Rory, Ashley and Tyler; his siblings, Howard Allen of St. Charles, Laverne Allen of Geneva, Virginia Nieman of Plano and Billy Allen of St. Charles; many great nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews; and his special friends, George Nicks of Johnston City, Doris Chaney of Hurst, Jerry Nicks of Herrin and Mary Nicks of Hurst. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven Allen; one brother, Deacon Allen; and three beloved dogs, 'Joshua,' 'Cody' and 'Joby. 'Service will be at 11 a. m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. The Rev. Don Colson will officiate. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. military rites will be performed by the Herrin VFW and American Legion Posts at the graveside. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a. m. Monday at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thank you to their sister, Tammy, for her hard work and sincere dedication to her father.
SPARTA -- Betty L. (Schwartzkopf) Sibley, 74, died at 1:30 p. m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, in St. Louis University Hospital. Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday, Sept. 27, in McDaniel Funeral Home in Sparta, with Pastor Nan Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Caledonia Cemetery
in Sparta. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today and from 7:30 to 11 a. m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
June Hayes 'Granny' Smith
CARTERVILLE -- June Hayes 'Granny' Smith, 77, went home to be with the Lord at 6:10 p. m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at home in Carterville, surrounded by her family and friends. Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in Riggin- Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Dorothy Cook officiating. Burial will be in Dillingham Shed Cemetery
in Johnston City. Friends may call after 6 p. m. today at the funeral home in Carterville. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Apostolic Church in Carterville. June was born on June 20, 1927, in Bush, to Thomas and Eunice (King) Worthen. She married Charles Hayes, who preceded her in death, and then married Joe Smith, who has also preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Betty Whittington of Carterville and Terri and John Griffith of West Frankfort; three sisters, Irene Robinson of Herrin, Lillian Jackson of West Frankfort and Frances Ann Thomas of Murphysboro; two brothers, Lindell Worthen of Admore, Okla. , and Loren Worthen of Lake of Egypt; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Randa and Kendall Marvel, Megan and Weylin Wece, Shane and Angie Griffith, Shannon and David Denfip, Jeremy and Lauren Griffith, Tammy and Darrell Hagan, Tom and Misty Whittington, and Theresa and Eugene Sloan; 15 great-grandchildren, Shelby Marvel, Kolten Marvel, Keylin Wece, Hannah Wece, Hunter Griffith, Sheldon Griffith, David Denfip, Madison Denfip, Aaron Denfip, Jason Hagen, Andrew Cooksey, Amanda Cooksey, Kiera Sloan, Kinsey Sloan, and Trevor Whittington; and her special neighbors, Roy and Nadine Davis and Bill and Sarah Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; and one brother, Robert Worthen. June was retired from Mark Twain Boat Company. She enjoyed her friends and her work at Wal-Mart in Marion, where she worked in the fitting department until her illness. She was a member of the First Apostolic Church in Carterville. June enjoyed life to the fullest. Her greatest joy was her church and her family. She loved woodworking. Her hands constructed many beautiful pieces for her family and friends. She also loved to fish and always seem to know where to catch the 'big ones. 'A special thank you goes out to Dr. Lawrence Hatchett and Dr. Sara Hasek and their staffs, Hospice of Southern Illinois, and the Rev. Dorothy Cook and Francis. June was a very special lady and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Heaven's choir is just a bit louder since she is there.
ANNA -- Kathleen M. Burns, 57, of Anna, died at 7:40 p. m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born Oct. 2, 1946, in Conrad, Mont. , the daughter of Joseph Jeremiah and Charlotte Marie Nelson Burns. She is survived by her many friends at New Way, Inc. , in Anna. Services will be at 10 a. m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in the Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna, with Monsignor Dennis Schaefer, pastor of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Anna, officiating. Interment will take place in Everett, Wash. Friends may call after 9 a. m. Monday at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home.
Henrietta Virginia (Handley) Jones
MURPHYSBORO -- Henrietta Virginia (Handley) Jones, 87, of Murphysboro, passed away at 11:25 a. m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. Services will be at 2 p. m. today in Pettett Funeral Home, with the Rev. Richard Lewis officiating. Burial will in Tower Grove Cemetery. Friends called from 5 to 8 p. m. Saturday and may call until the hour of services Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Children's Home of Mount Vernon and will be accepted at the funeral home. She was born Aug. 31, 1917, in Murphysboro, the only child of Lawrence and Bernice (Ingram) Handley. She married Preston F. Jones on Aug. 8, 1935, in Pinckneyville. After 51 years of marriage, he preceded her in death in 1986. Henrietta survived the tornado of 1925 while attending Longfellow School and after that, she always remained nervous of storms. She graduated from Murphysboro Township High School in 1935. She and her husband owned and operated Jones Newsstand and Card Shop in downtown Murphysboro for more than 40 years. When she was younger, Henrietta served in several capacities at the Methodist church, helping with communion and assisting the financial secretary. She had been a member of the Jackson Country Club, where she and her husband Preston enjoyed playing golf with their weekend golf group. She loved to travel and was ready to go at a moment's notice. Henrietta loved to read mystery novels, and in her later years, when she became afflicted with macular degeneration, she continued to listen to audio mysteries. Maintaining a genuine interest in people, she loved meeting and getting to know new people and visiting with her many friends. Even at the age of 87, she still enjoyed discussing politics and was looking forward to casting her vote in the next election. Her son, daughter and granddaughters were a source of great pride to her and were the lights of her life. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. She is survived by one son, Preston Michael and wife Sharon of Murphysboro; one daughter, Jamie Ingram of Boston; and two granddaughters, Robin of St. Louis and Holly of Murphysboro. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
Baby M. Toliver
HERRIN -- Baby M. Toliver, infant son of Melissa Brock of Herrin and Marcus Toliver of Carbondale, died at 1:41 a. m. , Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, in the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. He was born at 12:01 a. m. Friday at the hospital. He is survived by his parents, Melissa Brock of Herrin and Marcus Toliver of Carbondale; his maternal grandmother, Marilyn and husband Aaron Richardson of Herrin; his maternal grandfather, Dan and wife Carla Brock of Herrin; and his paternal grandparents, Maurice and Marilyn Toliver of Carbondale. Services will be at 2 p. m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in the Herrin City Cemetery, with the Rev. Terry Griffith officiating. Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is handling the arrangements.
PINCKNEYVILLE -- Mildred I. Gregory, 82, of Pinckneyville, passed away at 7:23 p. m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, in the Pinckneyville Community Hospital Skilled Care Unit. She was born on June 30, 1922, the daughter of John and Emma (Tiemann) Tanner. She married Jim Gregory on Oct. 24, 1942, in Farmington, Mo. , and to this union was born one daughter, Gwen (Mrs. Perry Combs), of Jackson, Miss. , and two grandsons, Ian and Evan Combs. On Nov. 15, 2003, Evan married Nichole Grice. Mildred was raised on a farm west of Pinckneyville, attended the rural Bauersachs school, and graduated from Pinckneyville Community High School with the class of 1940. She was a housewife and mother, later working at the Pinckneyville Community High School cafeteria for thirteen years and then for three years at the Country Set Garment Factory in Du Quoin. Mildred was a member of the Galum Baptist Church from 1933 to 1944, and then became a member of the First Baptist Church in Pinckneyville. She worked for many years as a teacher in the beginner and junior departments in Sunday school, Bible school and the girl's auxiliary. Mildred also worked for several years as the secretary of the Women's Missionary Union. She loved her church; her family; and spending time with her husband, daughter and two grandsons. Survivors include her husband, Jim, of Pinckneyville; one daughter and son-in-law, Gwen and Perry Combs of Jackson, Miss.; two grandsons, Ian Combs and Evan and wife Nichole Combs; one brother and sister-in-law, Vernie Tanner and wife Mabel, and their two daughters, Sharon and Pat of Oakwood; one nephew, Alan and wife Alice Eicholz; two nieces, Konnie (Hill) Craft and Jane (Tanner) and husband Ken Kruse. She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, four brothers, two nieces and three nephews. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in the First Baptist Church in Pinckneyville, with the Revs. Charles Boling and Jim Endsley officiating. Interment will be in the Mueller Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p. m. today and from 8 to 9:30 a. m. Monday at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville and then from 10 to 11 a. m. Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Pinckneyville Community Hospital Skilled Care Unit.
Velda Mae Forman
GOLCONDA -- Velda Mae Forman, 87, died at 9:04 p. m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, in Hardin County Hospital. Services will be at 2 p. m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Aly Funeral Home in Golconda, with the Rev. E. J. Cole officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery
in Golconda. Visitation will be from 11 a. m. to 2 p. m. Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Forman was a press operator for 19 years at General Motors Corp. in Pontiac, Mich. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Rebecca Lodge, both in Golconda. She was born Feb. 6, 1917, in Pope County, to Albert and Ida Elizabeth (Igel) Barber. She married Charles H. Forman on Dec. 9, 1934. He preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1991. Survivors include one niece, Lucille and husband Roy Davis of Golconda, and one nephew, Kenny and wife Betty Owens of Paducah. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Ida Elizabeth Barber; her husband, Charles H. Forman; and one sister, Zelma Owens. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Golconda.
ANNA -- Carl A. Hubbs, 86, of Anna, died at 9:55 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in the Illinois Veteran's Home in Anna. He was born Nov. 17, 1917, in Anna, the son of William Walter and Annie Belle Johnson Hubbs. He was married on Aug. 2, 1941, to Mary Rendleman. She preceded him in death on Jan. 5, 2004. Carl was a member of First Baptist Church of Anna, Anna Lodge No. 520 A. F. and A. M. , and Anna Easter Star Chapter No. 522. He was a retired electrician and had worked with Cunningham Electric for 30 years. He was a member of IBEW for more than 50 years. Carl served his country during World War II in the U. S. Air Force. He had served as an officer in the Air Force Association. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Steve Westbrooks of Anna; two grandsons and their spouses, Matt and Valerie Westbrooks and Jacob and Amanda Westbrooks, all of Anna; one great-grandson, Jayden Westbrooks of Anna; his sister, Cora Goddard of Schaumberg; several nieces and nephews; his special friends from AJCHS Class of 1937; and other relatives. Besides his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by three brothers, John, Ralph, and Albert Hubbs; two sisters, Mae and Murriel; and one half-sister, Maude. Services for Carl A. Hubbs will be at 11 a. m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Crain Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Tim Sadler officiating. Interment will be in Anna Cemetery, with military honors by the U. S. Air Force. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today and until the time of services on Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Anna. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veteran's Home of Anna.
HERRIN -- Roberta 'Bobbi' Burke, 56, died at 6:30 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Services will be at 1 p. m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Herrin City Cemetery, with the Rev. Don Colson officiating. Friends are to gather at the cemetery. Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family of Bobbi Burke.
MARION -- Mary L. Williams, 67, died at 4:12 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Services will be at 10 a. m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home in Marion. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Monday at the funeral home.
Francis 'Jerry' Cox
HERRIN -- Francis G. 'Jerry' Cox, 74, of Herrin, left this world on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in the Herrin Hospital. Mrs. Cox was a homemaker and a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin. She was born on Feb. 6, 1930, in Buckeye, Ariz. , to Thomas and Pearl Myrtle (Lacy) Bendel. Jerry was united in marriage with David B. Cox on Aug. 19, 1956. He survives of Herrin. Also surviving are her children and their spouses, Rene and Jim Warner of Herrin, Charlene and Ernie Gwaltney of Herrin, Cecil Cox of Atlanta, Chris Shoemake of Herrin, David and Rene Cox of Herrin, and Tommy Cox of Atlanta; 12 grandchildren, Jennifer and husband Matt Colboth, Jodi Warner, Amy and husband Todd Bricker, Becky and husband Keith Stefan, Jeff Gwaltney, Torrey Cox, Lauren Cox, Steve and wife Jeanette Ruggeri, Brittney Cox, Ryan Cox, Jennifer Cox, and Tyler Cox; five great-grandchildren, Emma Colboth, Addison Bricker, Savannah Ruggeri, Logan Ruggeri and Nicole Stefan; and her special friends and caregivers, Jean Vannoy and Connie Dawes. She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a. m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin. Monsignor Ken Schaefer will officiate. Interment will be in San Carlo Cemetery
in Herrin. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the San Carlo Cemetery
Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
HERRIN -- Ruth Marlow, 95, died at 11:14 p. m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, in the Frankfort Care Center in West Frankfort. Mrs. Marlow has chosen to be cremated with no service. Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin has been entrusted to carry out her wishes.