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Illinois Obituary and Death Notice Archive - Page 845

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Date: Friday, 31 January 2014, at 10:43 p.m.

Neil Tracy

McLEANSBORO -- Neil Tracy, 58, died at 11:30 a. m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at home. Mr. Tracy is to be cremated as per his request and a private family service will be held. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Harre Funeral Home of McLeansboro is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Blair

WEST FRANKFORT -- Mary Blair, 59, died at 1:42 a. m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort.

Hildegard Raphjen

PERRYVILLE -- Hildegard Raphjen died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004. Arrangements are incomplete at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville.

Rita R. Bretscher

CARBONDALE -- Rita R. Bretscher, 89, died at 1:28 a. m. Sunday, Oct. 17, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Mrs. Bretscher was born on July 13, 1915, in Springfield, to F. R. and Dell (Fairles) Jordan. She married Carl E. Bretscher on Sept. 12, 1942, in Springfield. He survives. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Mrs. Bretscher was a graduate of Milwaukee Downer College, which is a part of Lawrence University, and she also graduated from Oglala Lakota College. She had taught art in the Springfield grade and high schools until her retirement. She had obtained her pilot's license. Mrs. Bretscher received an appreciation award for her work with the VFW. Services will be at 9 a. m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, with the Rev. Kim Magwire officiating. Burial will be at 3 p. m. Tuesday in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be today from 5 until 8 p. m. at the Huffman-Harker Funeral Home in Carbondale. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd, where she was a member.

Fred Speers

CARTERVILLE -- Fred Speers, 79, of Carterville, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004 at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Services will be held at 2 p. m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville, with military rites performed by the Marion VFW Hyde-Pillow Post 1301. Friends may call after 6 p. m. today at the funeral home. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Activities Fund at the Marion Dialysis Center or to the Tri-C Scholarship Fund. Fred was born on Aug. 14, 1925, in Knight's Prairie Township in Hamilton County, to Fred and Opal (Benbrook) Speers. He married Patricia A. Holmes on May 29, 1952, in Benton. He is survived by his wife, Pat of Carterville; daughter, Sue Speers of St. Louis; son, Stuart Speers of Carterville; brother and sister-in-law, Hubert and Harriet Speers of West Frankfort; sister and brother-in-law, JoAnn and Jim Summers of Indiana, and several nieces and nephews. Fred was preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott Speers; and half-sister, Virginia Moore. Fred owned and operated Speers Signs in Carterville for several years. He honorably served his country as a Seabee in the U. S. Navy during World War II, from 1943 to 1946. Fred was an avid golfer and served as secretary for the Egyptian Seniors Golf Association. He owned harness horses and raced the county fair circuit for several years.

Kenneth Hutchison

MOUNDS -- Kenneth Wayne Hutchison, 57, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 2004, at home. Mr. Hutchison is being cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Jones Funeral Home, Villa Ridge is in charge of arrangements.

Donald Ray 'Big Don' Schemonia

MURPHYSBORO -- Donald Ray 'Big Don' Schemonia, 59, of Murphysboro, died at 6:18 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at home. Don was born in Murphysboro on Dec. 11, 1945, the son of the late William J. and Beatrice (Qualls) Schemonia. He married Dorothy Bell on Dec. 30, 1994, in Makanda, and she survives of Murphysboro. Don was a Baptist faith and a retired coal miner, last working at the Rend Lake Mine/Consol Coal Company. He was best known for his barbecue and catering company, Big Don's Bar-B-Que in Murphysboro. He and his team won the Kentucky State Bar-B-Que championships in Henderson, Ky. , in 1997, which qualified the team for Memphis in May 1997. He and his team then won the World Championship in Ribs at Memphis in May 1997. In 1998 they also won first place in the Missouri State Bar-B-Que Championships in Kennett, Mo. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, in Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro, with the Rev. Jim Easton officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park in Murphysboro. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. on Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, in Crawshaw Funeral Home. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, of Murphysboro; two sons and onedaughter-in-law, Bill and Cathy Schemonia of Murphysboro and M. L. Burton of Scott City, Mo.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Crystal and Roger Miller of Herrin and Sherry and Richard Waclawski of Oceanside, Calif.; seven grandsons; one brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Cora Schemonia of Pomona; and two sisters, Ruby Murray of North Fort Myers, Fla. , and Ruth Sellers of St. Louis. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Gill and Margaret Yearian; two brothers, Melvin W. and Herbert Schemonia; and one infant sister. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Corrine H. DeBow

COLP -- Corrine H. DeBow, 69, died at 11:45 a. m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, in Friendship Care Center in Herrin. Services will be at 2 p. m. Sunday at Shaffer Chapel A. M. E. Church, with Sister Kay Day and the Rev. Rick Jackson. Interment will be in Colp-Dewmaine Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p. m. Sunday at the church. Jackson Funeral Home in Colp is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. DeBow was a homemaker. She was a member of the Shaffer Chapel A. M. E. Church. She was born on March 22, 1935, in Colp. Survivors include a son, Gregory DeBow of Colp; a daughter, Tomekia Higgins of Colp; two grandchildren; three sisters, Arnetta Brown of Cleveland, Ohio, Vanola Kincaid and Alice Jones both of Chicago. She was preceded in death by her son, Tony DeBow, parents, one brother and two sisters.

James Willingham

MARION -- James R. Willingham, 66, died at 4:30 a. m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, in St. Louis University Hospital. Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday, Dec. 27, in Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Hattie Sanders

CARBONDALE -- Hattie Jewel Sanders, 93, died at 7 a. m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at the home of her daughter Imogene. Services will be at 1 p. m. Tuesday at Walker Funeral Home in Carbondale, with the Rev. Tom Monroe officiating. Burial will be in Snider Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p. m. Monday at the funeral home.

Tom Rodney

HERRIN -- Tom Rodney, 91, of Herrin, passed away at 12:52 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Rodney was born on Oct. 6, 1913, to William and Jessie (McCarthy) Rodney. He married Reba Walker in Perryville, Mo. , on July 27, 1938. She preceded him in death on March 17, 2001. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a member of the United Mine Workers of America as well as the American Legion Post 645. He was a retired coal miner with Freeman United Coal Company. Survivors include one son, Robert Rodney of Energy; one grandson and his wife, Scott and Laura Rodney of Dallas, Texas; one granddaughter, Charla Rodney of San Diego; one sister, Sadie Kelly of Herrin; and two sisters-in-law, Elsie Rodney of Marion and Lela Rodney of Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded by his parents; his wife, Reba Rodney; and five brothers, Joe, Jim, William, Edward and Robert Rodney. Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin has been entrusted with arrangements. Services will be at 11 a. m. Mondayin Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin, with the Rev Paul Tirey officiating. Burial will follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Energy. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a. m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home.

Martha Jean (Mize) Marks

ENERGY -- Martha Jean (Mize) Marks, 52, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at home, surrounded by her family. She was born on May 28, 1952, to Virginia and Hyram Mize. Survivors include her husband, Glenn Marks of Energy; three sons and their families, James David of Energy, Glenn Jr. and Sheila and their children, Glenn III, Samantha, Taylor and Amanda, all of Coello, and Ricky Marks of Holiday, Fla.; her mother and stepfather, Virginia and Eugene Jones of Herrin; one brother and sister-in-law, Rex and Cathy Jo Mize of Herrin; one sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Ron Prince of Herrin; two nieces and their spouses, Roxana Parker of Herrin and Crystal and Tracy Isaac of Murphysboro; three nephews and their spouses, Chester Helderman of Herrin, Rex and Teresa Mize of Hurst, and Roy and Jamie Mize of Pevely, Mo.; one uncle, Leon Fann and his wife, Rose, of Birchtree, Mo.; two aunts, Betty Meese and her husband, Lee, of Pevely and Mary Fann of Imperial, Mo.; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Vernice and Oras Fann, and her uncle, Larry Fann. She worked in local restaurants, including B&J Cafe and Burger Nook. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p. m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin. Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday, with the Revs. Todd Hawk and Naomi Carter officiating. David Clark Sr. and Crystal Isaac will provide the songs. She will be laid to rest in Blairsville Cemetery, beside her loving grandparents. She will always be greatly loved and missed by her family. Donations will be accepted on her behalf.

Carrie Jane Ogden

ZEIGLER -- Carrie Jane Ogden, 90, died at 3:02 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in the Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. Carrie was born on March 8, 1914, in Rector, Ark. , to Arthur L. and Pearle (Johnson) Cluck. She married John Ogden on Nov. 20, 1935, in Dixon, Ky. He preceded her in death on Nov. 8, 1974. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Jane A. and Tom Roberts of Columbia, La.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Richard L. and Frances Ogden of Cherokee Village, Ark. , and John N. Ogden of Royalton; one sister, Geraldine (Cluck) Galbraith of Galatia; five grandchildren and their spouses, Adam Ogden and Bradley Ogden, both of Royalton, Courtney and Scott Nelson of Ladera Ranch, Calif. , Lee Ann and Jim Thompson of Bloomington, and John Dallas and Cathy Ogden of McKinney, Texas; and three great grandchildren, Kristin Thompson and Aleesha and Caitlin Ogden. Her parents; four sisters, Audrey Weight, Flossie Anderson, Roberta Parks and Patricia Cluck; and two brothers, Forrest and Donald Cluck, preceded her in death. Mrs. Ogden was a member of the Zeigler First Baptist Church, the Zeigler Eagles and American Legion auxiliaries. She was a retired seamstress who had worked at Smoler Brothers in Herrin for 18 years and a homemaker. Services for Mrs. Ogden will be held at 11 a. m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, in Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler. Burial will be in the Hebron Cemetery in Walpole. Visiting hours will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Ogden may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and will accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to 620 East Walnut Street, Carbondale, IL 62901.

Kathlyn Estel

MURPHYSBORO -- Kathlyn P. Estel, 85, died at 12:42 a. m. Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. Kathlyn was born on July 15, 1919, in Percy, the daughter of the late Jake and Freida (Swetland) Rosenberger. She Married Clarence 'Shiek' Estel Dec. 25, 1941, he preceded her in death on May 1, 1967. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Murphysboro, and was a retired dietitian at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro; she was also a member of the Ladies Aid of Immanuel Lutheran Church, past president of F. O. E. Eagles Ladies Auxiliary, and a member of the V. F. W. Ladies Auxiliary and the Moose Lodge Ladies Auxiliary. Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Murphysboro, with the Rev. Theodore Mayes officiating, burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park in Murphysboro. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at Crawshaw Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a. m. Monday at the church. Survivors include one daughter; Donna J. Signaigo of Murphysboro, five sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Donna Estel of Chester, Mike and Becky Estel of Anna, Terry and Janet Estel of Murphysboro, Steve and Brenda Estel of West Frankfort, and Jim and Karen Estel of Tampa, Fla.; one sister, Doris Pellegrini of Murphysboro; 21 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, in addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Jack Estel. Memorials are encouraged and may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church and will be accepted at the funeral home and at the church.

Edward A. Farrar

CARBONDALE -- Edward A. Farrar, 71, of Carbondale, passed away Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. He was born on Jan. 23, 1933, in Wood River, Mo. , son of Edward and Berdia (Vanzante) Farrar. He married Pauline Starling on Dec. 8, 1952, in Jonesboro. He owned and operated Ed's Standard Service Station for many years and then was a salesman for Jim Pearl and Vic Keonig auto dealerships. He served in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. He was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Paducah. He is survived by his wife, Pauline; one son, Greg of Benton; two grandchildren, Andrea and Jerrica Farrar of Murphysboro; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Frances L. Gibson and Margaret Rendleman. Services will be conducted at 1 p. m. today in the chapel of Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with the Rev. Encil Edmonds officiating. Interment will be in Cobden Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Gospel Assembly Church of Paducah.

Wilma Loudene McGuire

MARION -- Wilma Loudene McGuire, 73, of Marion passed away at 1:30 a. m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in Herrin Hospital. Services will be held at 1 p. m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at the Blue Funeral Home in Marion, with the Rev. Kevin McNeely officiating. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery, south of Creal Springs. Visitation will be held from 11 a. m. to 1 p. m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to 'Pat's Kids' c/o the Poshard Foundation, envelopes are available at the funeral home or may be sent c/o Blue Funeral Home, P. O. Box 411, Marion, IL 62959. Mrs. McGuire was born on Oct. 23, 1931, in Spillertown, to John Randolph 'Dolph' and Sadie (Stroud) Whitehead. She married Floyd McGuire May 17, 1948, he preceded her in death Aug. 2, 2000. Survivors include sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Charles Newell of Marion; brothers and sisters-in-law, William 'Bill' and Lucille Whitehead of Carterville, Bob and Maxine Whitehead of Creal Springs, and Leo 'Jim' and Virginia Whitehead of Marion; sister-in-law, Jenell Tanner of Creal Springs; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son, Ricky Allen McGuire; daughter, Debra Deann McGuire; sister, Lenora Tanner; and brother, John R. Whitehead Jr. Mrs. McGuire was a member of the Spillertown Baptist Church. She was a homemaker. She loved animals and loved to visit family and friends.

Harvey Rickenberg

WALSH -- Harvey A. Rickenberg, 75, died at 11:40 a. m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at home. Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday at Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville, with the Rev. Harold H. Weber officiating. Burial will be in Paradise Cemebery in Steeleville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p. m. Sunday and from 7:30 to 11 a. m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Zion Lutheran Church Builing Fund.

Amy Zoller

MARION -- Amy Zoller, 92, of Marion, passed away at 8:15 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in Herrin Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 2 p. m. Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at the Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City, with the Rev. Frankie Starrick officiating. At her request, she will be cremated. The family requests that no flowers be sent. Amy was born on Sept. 15, 1912, in Harrisburg, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Stilley) Thompson. She married John Zoller, who preceded her in death in February 1983. She is survived by a son, Bill Gene Pyle of Johnston City; grandchildren, Dr. William Pyle and wife Karen of Chatham, Jon Pyle and wife Renee of Canton, Ga. , and Angela Pyle of Johnston City; and great-grandchildren, Heath, Amy, Max, Holly, Shannon, Caitlin, Megan, and Meredith. She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sister, Ava Hogan; sisters, Pansy Uzzle, Verbal Riiola, Iva Schwartz, Ina Richey, and Anna Allen; brothers, Fred, Noble, and Jim.

Jordan Allen-Johnson

CARBODNALE -- Jordan Allen-Johnson, 7, of Carbondale, passed away with his family and friends at his side, at 4:10 p. m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004, in St. Louis Children's Hospital, of St. Louis. Services will be held at 11 a. m. Tuesday at the All Nations Church, located two miles north of Marion on Illinois 37, with Pastor Tony Holley presiding. Interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Marion. The time of the visitation will be held from 4 p. m. to 7 p. m. Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at the funeral home and from 9 to 11 a. m. Tuesday at the church. For those who prefer memorial contributions may be made to either 'St. Louis Children's Hospital' or 'Parrish Elementary School of Carbondale' and mailed in care of Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, P. O. Box 370, Marion, IL 62959. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Melson Morris

MOUNDS -- Melson David 'Hoot' Morris, 64, of Mounds, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2004, at home. Services will be at 1 p. m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, in the Barkett Funeral Home, with the Rev. Joe McCullough officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic Cemetery in Olmsted. Visitation will be after 5 p. m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family to help defray final expenses.

Helen Boaz

VIENNA -- Helen Marie Boaz, 80, died at 10:35 a. m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at home. Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday, Dec. 27, in Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, with Dr. James Cecil officiating. Burial will be in the Glendale Cemetery in Pope County. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Vienna First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 727, Vienna, IL 62995-0727.

Helen Brenton

BLUFORD -- Helen Brenton, 85, died at 2:48 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. Services will be at 11 a. m. today in Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, with the Rev. Fred Estheimer officiating. Burial will be in Harmony Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p. m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Nada Smith

McLEANSBORO -- Nada Smith, 89, died at 7:50 a. m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in the home of her niece in Westchester. Services will be at 10:30 a. m. Monday, Dec. 27, in Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, with the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Guy Barton

McLEANSBORO -- Guy T. Barton, 91, died at 2:15 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at home. Services will be at 2 p. m. Monday, Dec. 27, in Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, with the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery in Walpole. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Paul Smothers

LOGAN -- Paul Smothers, 84, died at 1:25 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, in the St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. Services will be at 11 a. m. Monday, Dec. 27, in the Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort, with Pastor Melton Nelms officiating. Friends may call after 10 a. m. Monday to the funeral home.

Tom Rodney

HERRIN -- Tom Rodney, 91, of Herrin, passed away at 12:52 p. m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Rodney was born on Oct. 6, 1913, to William and Jessie (McCarthy) Rodney. He married Reba Walker in Perryville, Mo. , on July 27, 1938. She preceded him in death on March 17, 2001. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and a member of the United Mine Workers of America as well as the American Legion Post no. 645. He was a retired Coal Miner with Freeman United Coal Company. Survivors include son, Robert Rodney of Energy; grandson, Scott and Laura Rodney of Dallas; granddaughter, Charla Rodney of San Diego; sister, Sadie Kelly of Herrin and two sisters-in-law, Elsie Rodney of Marion and Lela Rodney of Columbus, Ohio. He was preceded by his parents; wife, Reba Rodney; and five brothers, Joe, Jim, William, Edward and Robert Rodney. Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin has been entrusted with arrangements. Services will be at 11 a. m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin, with the Rev Paul Tirey officiating. Burial will follow at East Lawn Cemetery in Energy. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a. m. Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be given to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home.

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