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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.

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  • Martha Drogemuller

    Martha Drogemuller, 96, formerly of Franklin Park, IL, died Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 at the home of her son in Milwaukee, WI. Mrs. Drogemuller was a home maker. Survivors include a son, William (wife Barb) Drogemuller of Milwaukee, WI; a grandchild, Matthew (wife Ruby); a great-grandchild, Dahlia Germain Drogemuller; sisters, Hazel Clark of McLeansboro, IL, […]

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  • James Edward Finch

    James Edward Finch, 88, of Grayville died Saturday, January 24, 2015, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, Illinois. He was a painter and worked in construction. Survivors include son Jim (Robin) Finch of Grayville; daughter Jackie Finch of Amity, Louisiana; grandchildren Christopher, Austin and Cameron; and several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Jim’s wishes, […]

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  • Hester A. Pennington

    91-year-old Cisne resident, Hester A. Pennington, died Saturday, January 24 at Hamilton Memorial Nursing Center in McLeansboro.  She was a homemaker, taught Sunday School at Round Prairie General Baptist Church where she was a member for many years and was a member of the Geff Ruritanettes. Surviving are a son, Kim (Kathy) Pennington of Cisne; […]

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  • Burnel Isaacs

    79-year-old Fairfield resident, Burnel Isaacs, died at 12:50 p.m. Friday, January 23 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon, IL.  He owned and operated West End Motors in Fairfield for over 30 years and did some timber and oil field work.  He attended the Flora Assembly of God Church. Surviving are his wife […]

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  • Doris S. Maguire

    89-year-old Doris S. Maguire died at 6:15 a.m. Friday, January 23 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.  She was a longtime Fairfield resident and served as a nurse in many capacities, and was a nurse in the Cadet Core. Surviving are two daughters, Susan Beaulieu and Dena Maguire Young both of Dahlonega, GA; one son, Jerrel Driver […]

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  • Glenda Kay (Upton) Whitlow

    60-year-old Fairfield resident, Glenda Kay (Upton) Whitlow, died at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 22 at Deaconess Hospital in Evanvsille, IN.   She was a nurse. Surviving are her husband John of Fairfield; one daughter, Melissa Dale of Norris City; one son, Scott Dale of Bloomington, IL; one grandchild and five step-grandchildren; five sisters, Paulette Browning of […]

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  • Peggy Sue Baker

    53-year-old Bluford resident, Peggy Sue Baker, died at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, January 22 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon, IL.  She was a retired employee of Airtex in Fairfield. Surviving are her husband John of Bluford; her mother, Dorothy Hedden of Wayne City; two sons, Ryan Hedden and wife Jennifer of […]

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  • Leland J. Frey

    81-year-old McLeansboro resident, Leland J. Frey, died at 7:40 a.m. Thursday, January 22 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.  He was a supervisor and a machinist and employed for Joy Manufacturing for 20 years.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of St. Clements Catholic Church in McLeansboro, […]

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  • Robert (Bob) Mezo

    Robert (Bob) Mezo, 81 of Wayne City died at 6:32 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. He was a retired businessman. Survivors include his wife, Mary Mezo of Wayne City; two sons; a daughter, a brother and two sisters. Funeral services for Robert (Bob) Mezo will be […]

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  • Blanch R. Sledge

    87-year-old Salem resident, Blanch R. Sledge died at 8:40 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Margaret Squibb of Salem; a sister, Deloris Bradford of Sycamore, IL; four grandchildren, Stephanie Wierchem, Blane Anderson, Darren Anderson and Tressia Appelton; also three […]

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