McLEANSBORO -- Madeline Tolley, 91, died at 1:09 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, in Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. Services will be at 2 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in the Delafield Baptist Church, with the Revs. John Lee Jr. and Robert Deitz officiating. Burial will be in Blooming Grove Cemetery
near McLeansboro. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro and from 1:30 to 2 p. m. Saturday at the church.
Dorothy R. Ivanuck
STEELEVILLE -- Dorothy R. Ivanuck, 81, died Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, in Memorial Hospital in Chester. Services will be at 3 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at 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 will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Saturday and from 7:30 a. m. to 1 p. m. Sunday at the Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville, then from 2 to 3 p. m. at the church. The American Legion will hold a special service at 8 p. m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Window Fund or Hospice of Southern Illinois. Mrs. Ivanuck was the executive director of Western Egyptian EOC from 1966 to 2001. She was a World War II veteran of the Marine Corps Woman's Reserve. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Steeleville and a member of St. Mark's Priscilla Club and Board of Stewardship, B. B. K American Legion Post No. 480 in Steeleville and the Chester Woman's Club. She was born Monday, May 5, 1923, in Steeleville, to Charles Rade and Emma Castens Rabe. She married Marion A. Ivanuck on Sept. 16, 1950, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Steeleville. She is survived by her husband, Dr. Marion A. Ivanuck of Steeleville; and one daughter, Suzanne Carter of Tucker, Ga. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Leslie Ivanuck and one brother, Charles Rabe.
MURPHYSBORO -- Marie Golda Reed, 90, died at 5:45 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro. Services will held at 2 p. m. Sunday in Walker Hill Cemetery, Grand Tower. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p. m. Sunday at Pettett Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Walker Hill Cemetery
in Grand Tower.
Lillie 'Hart' Gibson
CHRISTOPHER -- Lillie 'Hart' Gibson, 83, died at 5 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at home. Services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 17, in Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, with the Rev. Bill Cliffton officiating. Burial will be in Harrison Cemetery
in Buckner. Visitation will be after 6 p. m. Saturday at the funeral home. Lillie was a nurse for 35 years before she retired. She was a member of Calvary Bible in West Frankfort, as well as Jolly Jills, the Women's Club, the Red Hats and Eastern Star of Litchfield. She was also a volunteer at the Litchfield Hospital. Lillie also sponsored two foreign exchange students, Anita and Andres Badillo of Quito, Ecuador. She was born on Nov. 15, 1920, in Gary, Ind. , to Raymond and Lillian (Lewis) Overturf. She married Nelson Hart, and he passed away in 1979. She then married Joe Gibson, and he passed away in 1995. Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Lamon and Fran Hart and Damon and Charlotte Hart, all of Valier; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four siblings, Phyllis Worley of Murphysboro, Raymond and wife Cora Overturf of Christopher; Dimple and husband Gene Eubanks of Mulkeytown; and Rose Hanner of Benton; and one sister-in-law, Beulah Overturf of Christopher. She was preceded in death by one brother, Bill Overturf; one sister, Carmen Overturf; and two brothers-in-law, Roy Hanner and Paul Worley.
Viola May Owen
SPARTA -- Viola May Owen, 68, died at 6:50 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, in Sparta Community Hospital. Services will be at 11 a. m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in Loyalty Baptist Church in Eden, with the Rev. Tom Foster officiating. Burial will be in Cutler Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a. m. Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Loyalty Baptist Church of Eden.
ENERGY -- Patricia Craft, 59, died at 11:30 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, in Cardinal Health Care Center in Energy. Services are pending at Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin.
Mary Rosetta Weston
ELLIS GROVE -- Mary Rosetta Weston, 69, of Qulin, Mo. , formerly of Ellis Grove, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, in Westwood Hills Care Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Services will be at 1 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in Welge-Pechacek Funeral Chapel in Evansville, Ill. , with the Rev. John J. Joyce officiating. Burial will be in the City Cemetery
in Ellis Grove. Visitation will be from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. Saturday at the Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home. She was born to the late William and Lillie (Price) Roedl on Oct. 4, 1935, in East St. Louis. She married Ralph Weston on March 26, 1954, in Alorton, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 2000. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. Survivors include one stepson, Leonard and wife Gwen Weston of Qulin; two stepdaughters, Cathy and husband Chester Carroll of Poplar Bluff and Sharon Weston of Qulin; one brother-in-law, Bill and wife Sharon Weston of Bettendorf, Iowa; six grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Martin and William Roedl; one grandson, Kevin; and one great-grandson, Michael. Memorials may be made to the family's choice.
MURPHYSBORO -- May Popejoy, 92, of Murphysboro, formerly of Ava and Fairview Heights, died at 1 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, in the Rehab and Care Center in Murphysboro. Services will be at 1 p. m. Sunday, Oct. 17, in Wilson's Funeral Home in Ava, with Chester Wisely officiating. Burial will be in Ava Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Saturday and from 7:30 a. m. to 1 p. m. Sunday at Wilson's Funeral Home. Mrs. Popejoy was a homemaker. She formerly had the Popejoy Retirement Home in Fairview Heights for 18 years. She was a member of Ava Missionary Baptist Church. She was born on Sept. 11, 1912, in Centralia, to Kasterson and Bessie Ray McCoy. She married Hilra L. Popejoy on Feb. 26, 1930, in Murphysboro. He passed away on Jan. 24, 1972. Survivors include two sisters, Betty Wisely of Murphysboro and Ruth 'Ditty' Williamson of Fairview Heights. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, four brothers and two sisters. Memorials may be made to the American Parkinson's Disease Association.
Donald E. Crite
OLMSTED -- Donald E. Crite, 70, died at 8:55 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Crite was born on May, 1, 1934, in Alexander County, the son of the late Cecil Crite and Anata (Wilson) Crite. Mr. Crite was a retired security officer with Burns Security Company in Marion. Mr. Crite was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Cecil Crite Jr. Survivors include his wife, Barbara Crite, Tamms; daughter, Cynthia Crite, Karnak; son, Harold Eugene Crite, Olmsted; stepson Mike Morgan, Olmsted; two other stepsons; and five stepdaughters; four sisters, Priscilla Bolen, Percy, Lorene Butler, East Alton, Irene Watkins, Pekin and Mable Henson, Arnold, Mo.; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services for Donald E. Crite will be at 1 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at the Jones Funeral Home, Villa Ridge, with intermenty following in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens, Villa Ridge. Friends may call after 10 a. m. Saturday at the funeral home.
PINCKNEYVILLE -- Bertha Joyce Vickery, 52, died at 8:33 a. m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2004, at home. As per her wishes, Mrs. Vickery's body was donated to Southern Illinois University Medical School for scientific study. Her cremains will be interred in the Mueller Hill Cemetery
at a later date. Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville is in charge of arrangements.
MOUNDS -- Melissa Marie Jordan, 90, of Wyatt, Mo. , formerly of Mounds, died at 11:55 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at a local hospital in Zachary, La. Arrangements are incomplete at Jones Funeral Home, Villa Ridge.
MARION -- Opal Finnegan, 85, of Marion, passed away at 7 a. m. , Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, at home. Services will be held at 10 a. m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion, with the Rev. Richard G. Mohr officiating. There will be no visitation. Blue Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Graveside services will be held at 2 p. m. , Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, in Old Union Cemetery, located south of Sparta, with Father Patrick Quinn officiating. Memorials may be made to the Hands of Hope Clinic or St. Joseph Catholic Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home or may sent c/o Blue Funeral Home, P. O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959. Mrs. Finnegan was born on March 8, 1919, in Baldwin, to William T. and Mary (Huey) Finley. She married Edward S. Finnegan on Oct. 5, 1940, in Chester, and he preceded her in death on June 7, 1986. Survivors include one daughter, Carol Marshall of Marion; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Gwen Finnegan of the Lake of Egypt; her grandchildren and their families, Elizabeth Hope and Jon Floyd and son Adam of Henderson, Ky. , Pamela and Bryan McVeigh and son Aidan of Jeffersonville, Penn. , Christopher and Corina Marshall of Seoul, South Korea, and Ryan Finnegan and Kelli Finnegan of the Lake of Egypt; and her nieces and nephews, Bill and Joe Koeneman and Don and MaryAnn Koeneman, all of Chester, Kay and Bob Sobo of O'Fallon, Mo. , Maret and Carlton Hutchinson and Drew of Seattle and Martha Finley of Helena, Mont. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister and brother-in-law, Marguerite and Bruno Koeneman; one brother and sister-in-law, Dr. W. W. and E. H. Finley; and one nephew, Michael Finley. Opal graduated from Sparta High School and Jewish Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis. She and her husband moved to Marion in December 1945, after World War II. She held positions as a registered nurse at the Marion VA Medical Center, Bi-County Health Department, and retired in 1989 from the Marion Memorial Hospital. Raised as a Presbyterian, she joined St. Joseph Catholic Church in 1954. She was a member of the Marion Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Marion Memorial Hospital Retirees, a charter member of Hearts Helping Hearts, and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed reading, golf and bridge, especially playing at area duplicate bridge clubs. She was a member of Echo Duplicate Bridge Club in Paducah and the American Contract Bridge League.
SANDUSKY -- Elizabeth Crittendon, 82, of Sandusky, died at 4:09 a. m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, in the Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Services will be at 2 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 16, in the Mount Tabor M. B. Church in Sandusky, with the Rev. Robert L. James officiating. Burial will be in the Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p. m. Friday at the church. Massie Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of the arrangements.
METROPOLIS -- Lowell F. 'Popeye' Henson, 69, died at 3:50 a. m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2004, in the Oakview Nursing and Rehab Center in Calvert City, Ky. There will be no visitation, as, at his request, his body has been donated to the SIU School of Medicine.
MARION -- Stephen E. Zimmerman, 72, of Marion, passed away at 10:24 p. m. Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, in St. Mary's Hospital of Centralia. Stephen was born in Herrin on Nov. 11, 1931, the son of Harold L. and Opal (Windmiller) Zimmerman. He was a graduate of Marion High School and went on to attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He did not complete his degree and enlisted in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. After his period of service to this nation, he was honorably discharged with the rank of staff sergeant. Early in his working career after his service in the military, Stephen began working for the Norge Corporation of Herrin for several years. He later received his degree at SIU and began working for the Southern Illinois College of Business and Administration. He remained in this position as a student advisor for the next 27 years until his retirement on Dec. 31, 1999. Stephen had many interests, such as flying, which he did a lot of earlier in his lifetime, along with
hunting and fishing. He loved the outdoors, enjoying all that it had to offer. He was a longtime member of First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ of Marion. Some of his other memberships included the National Rifle Association and the Marion Country Club. He is survived by one sister, Donna Jean Smith of Cahokia; one brother, John M. Zimmerman of Country Club Hills; four nieces and nephews, Susan and husband Mark Heaney of Scherville, Ind. , Stephen Ray and wife Becky Zimmerman of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and CathLee Smith and Lance and wife Sandra Kay Smith, all of Belleville; several great-nieces and great-nephews; other family members; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew, Mike Zimmerman. The time of the visitation for family and friends will be from 1 to 3 p. m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home of Marion. The funeral service will then be held at 3 p. m. in Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, with Pastor Bill Rucker officiating. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery
of Marion, next to his father.
ANNA -- Lester H. Simmerman, 84, of Anna, died at 9:20 p. m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Sept. 16, 1920, in Union County, the son of Ray and Flora Shepard Simmerman. He married Juanita Starrett on March 28, 1945, in Cincinnati. He is survived by his wife, Juanita, of Anna; two brothers, LaVerne Simmerman of Marion and Robert Simmerman of Texas; and his nieces and nephews. Lester was a member of the Anna First Baptist Church and a retired custodian at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. He was a veteran of World War II. Services will be held at 1:30 p. m. today in the Anna City Cemetery, with the Rev. Verlee Eaker officiating. Friends may call after 1:15 p. m. today at the cemetery. Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS. Envelopes are available at the Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home.
STIRITZ -- Dorothy Doss, 65, of Stiritz, passed away at 11:30 a. m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2004, at home. Services will be held at 10 a. m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in the Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City, with the Rev. Tim Goodman officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery
in Johnston City. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the funeral home. Dorothy was born on May 29, 1939, in Chicago, the daughter of Jack and Emma (Romans) Frankland. She married Wendell Doss on March 6, 1959, in Chicago, and he survives. Dorothy was a lifelong Episcopalian and was a school bus driver in South Holland for 18 years. She liked to work puzzles and crochet. In her younger days, she enjoyed fishing. She was an avid Cubs baseball fan. She is survived by one son, Bobby Doss; one granddaughter, Chavon Doss of Marion, Ky.; one sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Jack Latoza of Summerfield, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Helen Fletcher of Hampton, Tenn.; one brother-in-law, Larry Doss of Whiting, Ind.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church in Marion or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
MURPHYSBORO -- Blanche I. Spencer, 93, of Murphysboro, passed away at 11:07 p. m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro. Blanche was born on April 29, 1911, in rural Levan Township, one mile west of Oraville, the daughter of the late Johnny and Stella (Creath) Bastien. She married Everett L. Ruble in 1928, and he preceded her in death. She married Dale K. Spencer, proprietor of the Da-an-nite Tavern, in 1948, and he also preceded her in death. Blanche was employed by the former Brown Shoe Co. in Murphysboro, starting in the 1930s, for 22 years. Blanche later became a beautician and operated her own shop in the basement of her home on Olive Street in Murphysboro. She was a homemaker and was very devoted to her family. Blanche was also a member of First Christian Church in Murphysboro. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, in Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro, with the Rev. Jeff Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park Cemetery
in Murphysboro. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. today at Crawshaw Funeral Home. Blanche is survived by her son, Charley Ruble of Murphysboro; three nieces, Jane Ann Butcher of Murphysboro, Beverly Thompson of Belleville and June Bastien of Du Quoin; and two nephews, Paul Hines of Murphysboro and Robert Bastien of Du Quoin. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Butcher, Mrs. Grace Hines and Mrs. Jenny Thompson; and three brothers, Earl Bastien, Ray Bastien and Murray Bastien. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Masonic Children's Home in Murphysboro or to the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County (Bird Fund) and will be accepted at the funeral home.
HURST -- Vivian Erline Tyner, 80, of Tuscola, formerly of Hurst, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonsville, N. C. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday at Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Greg Parker officiating. Burial will be in Blairsville Cemetery. Visitation will be after 6 p. m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Aletheia Christian Fellowship Church Building Fund in Jacksonville, N. C.
Amanda 'Mandy' Marie Hausaman
MURPHYSBORO -- Amanda 'Mandy' Marie Hausaman, 22, went to be with the Lord at 6:45 p. m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at Pettett Funeral Home and burial in Murdale Gardens of Memory. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p. m. today and Friday until the hour of services at the funeral home. Mandy was born on Oct. 10, 1982. Mandy attended Tri-County School in Murphysboro for 15 years. She was presently enrolled at Progress Port Day Training in Carterville. She also attended S. T. A. R. T. in Murphysboro. Survivors include her mother Carolyn Lee; two brothers, Ben Herring and Amanda Kimmel and John Herring and Stacia Easton; four sisters, Kathy Clover and her husband Gary Clover, Paula Shepard and Mark McKenzie, Mary McIntosh and her husband Danny McIntosh, and Crystal Bodkin; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews, all of Murphysboro. She was preceded in death by her grandmother and grandfather Blanche and Benny Wehrheim and her cousin Heather Layton. Mandy gave the gift of life to a few and will be missed by many.
Cyril Howard Stein
DU QUOIN -- Cyril Howard Stein, 75, of Du Quoin, passed away at 3:15 p. m. , Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in the Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin. Cyril was owner of Stein Shoe Service for 37 years. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Du Quoin. He was also a life member of the Du Quoin American Legion, VFW and Knights of Columbus. He was a U. S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was born Aug. 26, 1929, in Du Quoin, the son of Jacob A. and Bertha K. (Struth) Stein. He is survived by two sisters, Rosemary Stein of Du Quoin and Roberta Jackson of Pinckneyville; two nephews, Jeff Jackson of O'Fallon and Doug and wife Jill Jackson of Coulterville; one niece, Kathy Glass of Du Quoin; and two great nephews, Justin A. Jackson of Du Quoin and Kole O. Jackson of Coulterville. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bernard Stein. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a. m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Du Quoin, with Monsignor Harry Jerome officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p. m. today in the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin. A rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a. m. Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery
at Du Quoin, with military graveside rites. Friends may make memorials to Crohns Disease, American Heart Association or Sacred Heart School and will be accepted at the funeral home.
COULTERVILLE -- Charles G. Perkey, 79, of Coulterville, died at 12:02 a. m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, in the Sparta Community Hospital. Charles was born on Jan. 30, 1925, in Royalton, a son to Louis L. and Mary Ellen (McCollum) Perkey. He married Virginia Chamberlain in Chester in 1960. He worked maintenance at Randolph County Housing for 11 years and at Gilster Mary Lee. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Perkey; his ex-wife, Clarita Holcomb; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charles R. and LeeAnn Perkey of Waukegan and Kenny and Sandy Perkey of Olive Grove, Miss.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Carolyn and Bob Schaaf of Jerseyville and Sharon and Dave Stump and Judy Johnson, all of Gernee; two stepdaughters, Brenda and husband Fred Frederking and Barbara and husband Ron Grafton, all of Coulterville; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Earl and Lily Perkey of Tennessee and Virgil Perkey of Florida; one sister-in-law, Thelma Feazel of Coulterville; 16 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, two sisters and one grandchild. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Coulterville, with the Rev. Kenneth Robinson officiating. Interment will be in Coulterville City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p. m. today and from 8 to 11 a. m. Friday at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children.
Michael 'Mickey' Golio
WEST FRANKFORT -- Michael 'Mickey' Golio, 65, of West Frankfort, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004, at home. He was born on April 21, 1939, in West Frankfort, to Mike Golio and Katherine (Roosas) Golio. He is survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Lois Golio of West Frankfort; one uncle, Pete Golio of West Frankfort; one aunt, Emma Campbell of West Frankfort; two nieces, Lori and husband Scott Overstreet of Collierville, Tenn. , and Cathy and husband David Torrisi of Pensacola, Fla.; one nephew, Jack Golio Jr. of Dyersburg, Tenn.; one great-niece, Jordan Overstreet; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mickey served in the U. S. Navy for 20 years and was a chief petty officer. He was a graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale with degrees in library science and Russian literature. He was very active in various volunteer work in West Frankfort and his class reunion and was named Mr. Class Reunion of 1957. Services will be held at 10 a. m. Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, in the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort, with Minister Gene Fox officiating. Burial will be in the St. John's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p. m. today at the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Catholic Cemetery