WFIW only accepts obituaries via e-mail. As we continue to upgrade our technology, it has become necessary to receive all obituary notices from area funeral homes via e-mail. The quality of handwritten and typewritten obituaries that are faxed to us has steadily fallen in recent years and makes reading important information difficult. In an effort to reduce errors, it has become necessary to receive the clearest copy possible—and that is by way of e-mail.
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.
85-year-old Fairfield resident, Ralph Simms, died at 8:35 p.m. Friday, March 7 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. He was a tool and die maker.
Surviving are two daughters, Brenda (James) Belangee, and Alane (David) Orr all of Fairfield; one son, Alan (Kathy) Simms of Mt. Vernon, IL; six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Hutson of Keenes.
Funeral services for Ralph Simms will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 10 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from noon Monday, March 10 until the time of service at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.
76-year-old Greenwood, IN resident, formerly of Carmi, Gertie M. Rhein, died Thursday, March 6 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis, IN.
Surviving are a son, David “Buddy” and Jayne Morrill of Greenwood, IN; two daughters, Kayla and James Mitchell of Greenwood, IN and Darla and Phil Burton of Carmi; one step-son, Jeff and Theresa Rhein of Ridgway, IL; three sisters, Genny Raley of Henderson, KY, Clara Ruth Weedman and Linda Brock, both of Chicago, IL; four grandchildren, James Mitchell, Levi Mitchell, Courtney Mitchell and Dylan Holland; three step-grandchildren, Hillary Reed, Jeremy Arnold and Cody Rhein; and two great-grandchildren, Nathan Mitchell and Chance Arnold.
Funeral services for Gertie M. Rhein will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 10 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in White County Memorial Garden.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of service Monday, March 10 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi.
Thomas Leroy Hannigan, 83, of Ponte Vedra Beach, died February 19, 2014. He was a 1958 graduate from the University of Notre Dame and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Mr. Hannigan worked as auditor for the US Federal Government (FEMA branch).
Survivors include a son, Geoffrey (Susan) Hannigan; daughter, Sheila (Eric) Eastland; grandchildren, Bridget Hannigan, and Caitlin, Parker, and Paige Eastland; brothers, Richard Hannigan and Michael (Katie) Hannigan; and sisters, Mary Valdes and Patricia Hannigan; sisters-in-laws, Helen Luster of Denton, TX and Mary Jo York of Shawneetown and Ruth Mitchell of Dahlgren; a brother-in-law, Bernie Mitchell of Enfield, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service for Thomas L Hannigan will be held at 10 o’clock on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Enfield with burial in the church cemetery.
The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield is in charge of local arrangements.
66-year-old Carmi resident, Revis Lee Clark died Wednesday, March 5 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a truck driver and member of the Victory Baptist Church in Kerrville, TX.
Survivors include his wife, Janice; two grandchildren, James David Clark and Christina Nicole Clark Miller; his mother, Florence of Michigan; two step-daughters, Mary Jane Kay Flores and Jennifer Kay Flores of San Antonio, TX; three step-grandchildren, Madeline Mortisha Flores, Sabrina Isabelle Flores and Lainey Rose Flores; aunts, Imogene White and Ann (Doyle) Williams and uncles, Jim (Marjorie) Clark, Jess (Janet) Clark, Don (Kathy) Clark, John (Becky) Clark and Jack Clark.
Services for Revis Lee Clark will b e 1 p.m. Friday at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in White County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be 10 noon until the time of service at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi.
82-year-old Vienna resident, Robert L. Aaron died Tuesday, March 4 at Autumn Ridge Supportive Living Center. A lifelong educator, he had served school districts in Cisne, Sesser-Valier, Shawnee and Ashley.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Sue Aaron; children, Deborah Sue (Carl) Aaron Inman of Glen Carbon; Steve Aaron (Marilyn) of Nashville, IL, Alex Aaron (Juli) of Midwest City, OK, Cathy Aaron Dull (Ricky) of Richland, MO, Dan Aaron (Sharlee) of Albion, Julie Aaron Woodward (Scott) of Engelwood, CO; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Janet (Ken) Whitsitt, Margaret Marlatt and Laura Faye (Jim) Burns.
Funeral services for Robert L. Aaron will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 8 at the Dixon Springs Baptist Church with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery in the Rock community in Pope County, Illinois.
Visitation will be 4 – 8 Friday evening, March 7 at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Dixon Springs Baptist Church, the Mt. Zion Cemetery Fund or VNA/TIP Hospice and will be accepted at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Louis Edward Amos, Sr., 85, of Grayville, IL, died Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville. He retired from Whirlpool in Evansville. He was a World War II and Korean War Army Veteran. Memberships include VFW Post 4276 and the American Legion, both in Mt. Carmel, IL; Masonic Lodge Ainad Temple in St. Louis, MO; and for many years he was a member of the Grayville Fire Department.
Survivors include sons Louis (Collien) Amos of Keensburg, IL, Lyndon (Peggy) Amos of Fairfield, IL; daughter Rosie (Steve) Greathouse of Albion, IL; 16 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren.
Visitation and funeral are Friday, March 7th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 10 am and funeral at noon. Burial with military rites will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
91-year-old Fairfield resident, Robert “Bob” Jones died at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, March 5 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. A U.S. Army veteran of WW II, he had owned and operated Farmers Grocery Store in his early years. Later, he managed Fairfield Lumber Company until his retirement. An avid golfer, he had served as president of the Fairfield Country Club several times.
Survivors include his wife, Onzalee of Fairfield; a daughter, Mary John (Todd) Lehr of Fairfield; a sister, Donna (Maynard) Deischer of Olney; a sister-in-law, Mary (Bob) O’Daniel of Fairfield; a grandson, Adam Robert Lehr of Fort Stewart, GA; a granddaughter, Jona Lehr; a great-grandson, Wyatt Briggs and two nieces, Jacaque O’Daniel of Fairfield and Jill Landgrand of Mt. Vernon.
Services for Bob Jones will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 7 at the First Christian Church in Fairfield with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery with full military rites provided by the Anthony Wayne Post 176 American Legion and Wayne Memorial Post 4535 VFW.
Visitation will be 5 – 7 Thursday evening, March 6 at the First Christian Church in Fairfield.
Memorials may be made to the Fairfield Country Club or the Activity Department of the Skilled Care Unit at Fairfield Memorial Hospital and will be accepted at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
82-year-old Fairfield resident, Robert Rodgers died Sunday, March 3 at his home. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a retired Illinois State Highway worker.
Survivors include daughters, Mandy and husband Chance Berg of Fairfield, Jonni and husband Kenny Tucker of Cisne and Julie Rodgers of Fairfield; a son, Andy and wife Kim Rodgers of Fairfield; a sister, Mildred Willison of Clay City; brothers, Russell and Carroll Rodgers of Cisne, Gene Rodgers of Champaign and Delbert Rodgers of Rinard; grandchildren, Kara Blanton, Matthew, Joseph and Eric Rodgers and Kristen and Kate Wright, all of Fairfield, Christopher and Rodney Tucker, both of Cisne.
At his request, his remains will be cremated and there will be no services.
Memorials may be made to the Dr. Scranton Memorial Cancer Fund or the Hospice of Good Samaritan and will be accepted at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
74-year-old Fairfield resident, Jasper S. Chepely died at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 1 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 21 years service.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Marshal Chepely; a son, Tom and wife Lisa Gifford of Fairfield; daughters, Rhonda and husband Robbie Robertson of Johnsonville and Audrey Gifford of Fairfield; a sister, Frances and husband Jimmy Fitzgerald of St. Peters, MO and 8 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Jasper S. Chepely will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City with burial in Pin Oak Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6 – 8 Tuesday evening, March 4 at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.
64-year-old Rt. 1 Broughton resident, William H. Hutcheson, Jr. died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, March 2 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was a retired tire finisher at Continental General Tire in Mount Vernon. He was also a member of the American Thresherman’s Association.
Survivors include his wife, Hope Hutcheson of Broughton; a son, Billy (Andrea) Hutcheson of Alto Pass, IL; a step-son, Shawn (Audra) Richardson of Overland Park, KS; a daughter Tina (Shawn) Bond of Herrin; a brother Jerry (Lisa) Hutcheson of Dale; a sister, Virginia Erwin of Dale and 11 grandchildren.
Services for William H. Hutcheson, Jr. will be 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in Digby Hill Cemetery at Dale.
Visitation will be from 4 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 at the Gholson Funeral home in McLeansboro.
For those who wish to bring food you may take it to the Edward Jones Building in McLeansboro where the family will meet after the funeral for a reception dinner.
89-year-old Fairfield resident, Everett McConnell, died at 9:40 a.m. Friday, February 28 at VNA Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville, IN. He worked 38 years as a line clearance journeyman for Wayne White Electric before retiring in 1986, and was a member of the Fairfield First Christian Church. He was also a Veteran in the U.S. Army in World War II, serving from 1943 to 1946.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years June of Fairfield; two sons, Dennis (Maxine) McConnell of The Woodlands, TX and David (Irma) McConnell of Effingham, IL; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Everett McConnell will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield. Burial will be in Bailey Cemetery north of Wayne City, with military rites by the Anthony Wayne Post #176 American Legion and Wayne Memorial Post #4535 VFW.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 5 until the time of service at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Memorials may be made to Oblong Children’s Christian Home, and will be accepted at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Infant Henry Alan Haley died Saturday, March 1 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, IN.
He is survived by his parents, Todd and Sarah (Westfall) Haley; one sister, Niah Haley; grandparents, Doug and Sheila Westfall, Jeff and Debbie Haley; great-grandparents, Virtus and Blanche Winter, Jon and Marilyn Westfall, and Pauline Beck; one uncle, Ben (Ashley) Westfall; and children Nathalie, Chase and Kambrea; one aunt, Rachel (Brad) Attebury and children Eva and Raley, an aunt Corey (Kort) Kays and children Karen, Karson and Kenley.
There will be no visitation and a private funeral service for infant Henry Alan Haley will be held Tuesday, March 4 with burial in White County Memorial Gardens.
Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi is in charge of the arrangements.
58-year-old McLeansboro resident, Jimmie Terry Moles, died at 11:07 p.m. Thursday, February 27 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. He was an oil field worker.
Surviving are his wife Anita of McLeansboro; three sons, Jamie Moles, and Adam and Brian Redmon all of McLeansboro; one daughter, Kim Redmon of McLeansboro; one grandson, Max Lee Kelly; two brothers, Larry (Donna) Moles of McLeansboro and Gary Moles of McLeansboro; and one sister, Charlotte Griffith of New Castle, WY.
Funeral services for Jimmie Terry Moles will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 5 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Burial will be in Glenview Memorial Gardens in McLeansboro.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
John I. Dozier, 90 of Mill Shoals, died Wednesday February 26, 2014 at St. Marys Hospital in Evansville. He had been a farmer, blacksmith, and operated an implement dealership before working for and retiring from the State of Illinois. A veteran of WW II, he served with the U.S. Army at Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He had also served as a school board member in Mill Shoals.
Survivors include his wife, Wave; four sons, Ron and Jackie of Bloomington, IL, Larry and Marti of Phoenix, AZ, John Harlan of Mill Shoals and Ivan and Michele of Ivesdale; three daughters, Audrey and Dan Lemke of Bluford, Anita and Lindy Caldwell of Sims and Mary and Mark Short of Burnt Prairie; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and four brothers, Ralph and Betty of Fairfield, Lloyd and Elli of Walawala, WA, Kenneth and Barbara of Bonney Lake, WA and Carroll and Reva of Burnt Prairie, along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for John I. Dozier will be 10 a.m. Monday, March 3 at the Mill Shoals Christian Church with burial in Zion Cemetery with military rites performed by the Springerton and Carmi American Legion Posts.
Visitation will be from 2 – 5 Sunday, March 2 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield and one hour before the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Mill Shoals Christian Church.
85-year-old Browns resident, Ruth Wiseman, died Tuesday, February 25 at her home. She was a homemaker and volunteered for many years organizing the Red Cross Blood Drives, and was a donor herself, donating over 20 gallons.
Surviving are her husband Allen; three daughters, Beverly (David) Simms of Albion, Glenna (Mike) Simms of Albion and Connie (Kent) Ingrum of Bridgeport, IL; one son, Marvin (Lori) Wiseman of Browns; one sister, Lois Wiseman of Mt. Carmel, IL; one sister-in-law, Myrtle Hocking of Mt. Carmel, IL; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Per her wishes, a private burial for Ruth Wiseman will be at Graceland Cemetery.
Ingram Funeral Home in Albion is in charge of the arrangements.