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.
Elizabeth F. Lane, 89, of Cisne, IL died at 12:20PM, Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Cisne Rehab and Health Care Center. She was a factory worker at Airtex and a homemaker.
Survivors include two sons – Junior (Treva) Lane and Dennis (Doris) Lane all of Cisne, IL; two sisters Wanda (Robert) Leveque of Napa, CA and Wilma (Bob) Hall of Altoona, IA and one brother Bud (Virginia) Bashore of Fairfield, IL. Five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services for Elizabeth Lane will be 2PM Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Hosselton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cisne Cemetery.
Visitation will be 7-9PM Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Cisne Rehab & Health Care Center Activity Fund and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.
77-year-old McLeansboro resident, Sam Gaines died at 1:53 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in McLeansboro. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War, he served as the City of McLeansboro Gas Department Superintendent. He was also owner of Sam’s Bait Shop.
Survivors include his wife, Mona Gaines of McLeansboro; two daughters, Becky Prince and husband John of McLeansboro and Pam Barnett of McLeansboro; a sister, Janet Dudley of Decatur, IL; grandchildren, Jeff Morris and Jerrod Prince and wife Jill of McLeansboro, Jason Prince and wife Brook of Louisville, KY, Morgan Barnett and companion Levi Hart and Mayson Barnett of McLeansboro; great-grandchildren, Savanna and Peyton Prince and Prestyn Hart of McLeansboro, Chloe and Quinn Morris of Muscotine, Iowa, and Trystin and Grayson Prince of Louisville, KY.
Funeral services for Sam Gaines will be 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at McLeansboro.
Visitation will be 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Marjorie M. Mix, 89 of Albion, IL died on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion.
She is survived by a daughter; Susan (John) Roberts of Cedartown, GA, son; Lowell ‘Pat” Mix of Fairfield, IL, brother; James (Carol) Prater, 3 grandchildren; Stephanie Crisp, Matthew (Brandie) Kelsey, Chuck Mix, 4 great-grandchildren; Dallas Kramer, Micah Crisp, Robbie Crisp, and Benjamin Kelsey.
Per her wishes the body will be cremated and burial will be at a later date at Bunker cemetery in Rinard, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Donor’s Choice.
The Ingram Funeral Home of Albion, IL is in charge of all the arrangements.
89-year-old former Mt. Erie resident, Bernard E. “Bernie” Wolfe of Fairfield died at 5:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at Way-Fair Nursing and Rehab Center in Fairfield. A veteran of WW II, he was a retired farmer. He was a lifetime member of the Mt. Erie Ruritan Club, a lifetime member of the Anthony Doherty Masonic Lodge # 1111 of Cisne and the Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Tim (Marilee) Wolfe of Fairfield; a brother, Robert (Marsha) Wolfe of Salem; a brother-in-law, Noble Talley of Salem; a granddaughter, Alicia (Kevin) Thompson of Fairfield and two great-grandchildren, Nick and Zoe Thompson and several nieces and nephews as well as Garry (Sharon) Atteberry and Larry Atteberry and families also survive.
Services for Bernard E. “Bernie” Wolfe will be 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne with burial in Scott Cemetery with full military rites. A Masonic service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday preceding the funeral service.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26 until the time of service at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.
Memorials may be made to the Mt. Erie Ruritan Club and will be accepted at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.
69-year-old Fairfield resident, Jimmy Dale Lowery died at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 22 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. He had worked at Caterpillar in the paint department when he was younger in Joliet. He was also a self-employed construction worker.
Survivors include three daughters, Teresa (Steve) Bullard of Fairfield, Chrystal Lowery of Joliet and Jyme Lee James of Olney; four brothers, Donald (Lorraine) Lowery, Gale (Sherley) Lowery, Owen Ray (Jane) Lowery and Larry Lowery, all of Fairfield; two sisters, Connie (Clarence) Skurat of Woodlawn, IL and Sue (Larry) Lambert of Robinson; 5 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services for Jimmy Dale Lowery will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 25 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Thomason Cemetery at Wayne City.
Visitation will be 5 – 7 Thursday evening, April 24 at Nale’s funeral Home in Fairfield.
91-year-old rural West Salem resident, Juanita Ginther, died Tuesday, April 22 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney. She worked for several years at the Brown Shoe Factory and later worked for the Illinois Gas Company in the office until her retirement. She was a member of the Marion Christian Church.
Funeral services for Juanita Ginther will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 25 at the Marion Christian Church northwest of West Salem. Burial will be in the Marion Cemetery.
Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. until the time of service Friday, April 25 at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Marion Christian Church.
Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem is in charge of the arrangements.
46-year-old Fairfield resident, Angela Dawn Tondini died at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19 in the Emergency Room at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her mother, Dottie (Dorsett) Wilborn of Fairfield; her husband, James Tondini of Fairfield; a daughter Billie Ewing of Fairfield and a brother, Sam and wife Roxanne Wilborn of Fairfield.
Visitation only for Angela Dawn Tondini will be 5 – 7 Thursday, April 24 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with cremation to follow with no burial at this time.
Memorials may be made to help with funeral expenses and will be accepted at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
55-year-old Queen Creek, AZ resident, David Allen Kimbrell died April 15. He graduated high school in Traverse City, MI and served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years, worked in the medical field while in the service and was a Registered Nurse.
Survivors include his mother, Judy Roye Kimbrell of Albion and a brother, Doug Kimbrell of Interlochin, MI.
A memorial service for David Allen Kimbrell will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Albion.
Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion is in charge of all the arrangements.
59-year-old Cisne resident, John W. Bullard died at 12:58 a.m. Sunday, April 20 at his home. He retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service, then retired from the U.S. Defense Department as a Federal Police Officer for the Department of the Navy.
Survivors include his wife, Debra Bullard of Cisne a daughter, Stephanie (Todd) Harper of Lincoln, IL; two step-daughters, Kathy Sherwood of Shelby, MI and Candace Bone of West Salem; three sons, Jesse Hawn of Cisne, Jason (Brandie) Bullard of Clay City and Brian (Kim) Bullard of Flora; a sister, Paula (Robert) Jones of Effingham 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for John W. Bullard will be 10 a.m. Saturday, April 26 at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora with military rites at the gravesite.
Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
73-year-old Rt. 1 Wayne City resident, George “Bo” Rawls died at 9:51 a.m. Friday at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was a retired laborer.
Survivors include his wife, Vera Rawls of Wayne City; daughters, Anita Marie Coombs of Wayne City, Christina and husband Bob Clark of Jackson, CA and Vicki and husband Eric Bussy of Riverside, CA; a brother, Rick Rawls of Bloomington, CA; sisters, Barbara and husband Wils Bowers of McLeansboro and Deloris Barnes of Jasper, GA and 5 grandchildren.
Funeral services for George “Bo” Rawls will be 11 a.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City with burial in Olive Branch Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6 – 8 Wednesday evening, April 23 at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City.
75-year-old Fairfield resident, Sonja Mercer, died at 10:25 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Mercer of Fairfield; a daughter, Mary Mercer of Fairfield; two sons, John Mercer of Cincinnati, OH and Brian Mercer of Las Vegas, NV.
Services for Sonja Mercer will be 10 a.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5 – 7 Wednesday evening, April 23 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church of Fairfield.
63-year-old Fairfield resident, Anita Turner, died at 2:58 p.m. Friday, April 18 at her home. She had been a CNA at Fairfield Memorial Hospital for 29 years and was a member of the Lebanon C.P. Church.
Surviving are her husband Richard; one son, Jonathon of Fairfield; three daughters, Stacy Blaine and Gina Blaine both of Fairfield and Machea Blaine of Cisne; three sisters, Jan Pollard and Debbie Robinson both of Fairfield and Judy Cook of Flora; and two grandchildren.
Graveside services for Anita Turner will be at 2 p.m. Monday, April 21 at Maple Hill Cemetery. There will be no visitation, friends and family are asked to go directly to the cemetery.
Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Lebanon C.P. Church.
84-year-old Raleigh, NC resident, formerly of McLeansboro, Ralph Dean Hawthorne, died at 12:35 p.m. Friday, April 18 at University of North Carolina Hospital at Chapel Hill. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked in security for McDonald Douglas in St. Louis, MO before retiring and moving to Raleigh, NC.
Surviving are his wife Barbara Sue (Johnson) Hawthorne; one son, Michael (Evelyn) Hawthorne; and two grandchildren, Christopher and Rebecca all of Fairfield; and a brother-in-law, Bob (Thelma) Johnson of Fairfield.
Funeral services for Ralph Dean Hawthorne will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery with full military rites.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 22 until the time of service at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.
89-year-old former Fairfield resident, Mary Ann Wiley of Evansville, IN died at 1:38 a.m. Wednesday, April 16 at the home of her daughter. She had been a secretary at Airtex Products.
Survivors include a daughter, Susan Cox of Evansville, IN; a son, Danny Wiley of Charleston, IL; 3 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mary Ann Wiley will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 23 in the multipurpose room of the First Christian Church in Fairfield with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday, April 23 in the multipurpose room of the First Christian Church in Fairfield.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church and will be accepted at the church or at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
88-year-old McLeansboro resident, Ethel Lois Rose died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 16 at her home in Heritage Woods in McLeansboro. She was retired from the laundry department at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara (and fiance’ David Musgrave) Murdach of McLeansboro and Sheila (John R.) Taylor of McLeansboro; one son, Richard (Jane) Rose of Cobden, IL; five grandchildren, Lisa (Todd) Cottle, Gregory (Donna) Murdach, David (Annie) Murdach, Victor Scott Rose and Bethany Floyd; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Ethel Lois Rose will be at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at McLeansboro.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Friday, April 18 until the time of service at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.