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Verla Lucille Fulkerson, 84, of New Haven, IL, died Monday, September 29, 2014, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, IL. Verla was a homemaker and had previously worked at a grocery clerk. In her younger years, she played piano at her church and most recently attended Bruce Chapel Church near Carmi.
Survivors include daughter in law Martha Fulkerson; brother Ray (Wilma) Martin all of Norris City, IL; sister Fay (Ernie) Clifford of Nashville, TN; grandchildren Scott (Tonya) Price, Terah (David)Shafer, Lee Ann Fulkerson, Heath Fulkerson, Cody Fulkerson, Baley Lee Ruth Fulkerson; great grandchildren Ashley (Scott) Biggerstaff, Amber Price, Storm Hawa, Drake Hawa, Chase Fulkerson, Cade Schou, Jaylee Fulkerson; great great grandchild Braylynn Biggerstaff; and Verla’s dear friend Kim Smith.
Funeral services for Verla Lucille Fulkerson will be at 10 am, Thursday, October 2, 2014, at the Presbyterian Church in New Haven with burial in Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.
Visitation is 5-7 pm, Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at the Presbyterian Church in New Haven.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Wabash Christian Retirement Center Alzheimer’s Unit and will be accepted at the Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
Peggy J. Webb, age 81, of Bethalto, Illinois (formerly of McLeansboro, Illinois) passed away at 5:30 pm Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Jerseyville Manor in Jerseyville, Illinois.
Peggy was a nurse’s aide at Alton Memorial Hospital for over 20 years. She was a member of the 1st Christian Church in Bethalto. She enjoyed camping and traveling in her later years.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Jerry and Carol Webb of Alton, Richard Webb of Florissant, MO, Leta Fumagalli of Bethalto and Jane Hansel and her companion Robin Meletti of Holiday Shores; five grandchildren, Mike and Angela Fumagalli, Marie Fumagalli, Denise Rodgers, Christopher Webb and Nicole Molkenbur; three great grandchildren, Taylor Fumagalli, Madison Ilseman and Stephanie Lane. She is also survived by her devoted companion, Ken Owens of Bethalto.
Visitation will be from 11 A.M. Thursday until service time at 1 pm on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL.
Burial will follow at International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in McLeansboro, IL.
Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, and will be accepted at Gholson Funeral Home.
Harry V. Norton, 73, of Cisne, IL died at 7:25AM Sunday, September 28, 2014 at his home. He was a retired painter for Local 33 at Joliet, IL. He was a member of the South Wilmington Sportsman’s Club; New Lenox Sportsman’s Club; a thirty-one year Mason currently a member of the Anthony Doherty Masonic Lodge 1111 at Cisne and a member of the Eastern Star Lodge. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War Era serving in the National Guard and Air Force.
Survivors include his wife Lorna of Cisne, IL; mother-in-law Dora Reed at Cisne, IL; three brothers Burry (Pat Norton of Kankakee, IL; Roger (Betty) Norton of Collierville, TN; and Donald (Thereese) Norton of Wilmington, IL; brothers-in-law Leslie (Carol) Reed of Alabama; Logan (Ina) Reed of Sims, IL; Donald Reed of Cisne, IL; sisters-in-law Donna Solomon of Cisne, IL and Marilyn Butler of Geff, IL; great nieces Kylie, Abby, Rihanna and Jayla and one great nephew, Lucas and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service for Harry Norton will be 10:30AM Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Hosselton Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date. A Masonic service will be at 10:30AM Saturday, prior to the start of the memorial service.
Memorials may be given to Clay County Hospice and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.
Martha E. Hosselton, 86, of Mt. Vernon, IL formerly of Flora, IL died at 4:40AM Monday, September 29, 2014 at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center at Mt. Vernon, IL. Martha was a self-employed cosmetologist, a member of Oak Street Southern Baptist Church and a past member of BMPW at Flora, IL
Martha is survived by one daughter Gerri Sutherland of Mt. Vernon, IL; one sister Loretta (Jim) Lagle of Flora, IL; three grandchildren; nine great grandchildren and one great grandchild on the way.
Funeral services for Martha Hosselton will be 2PM Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 at Oak St. Southern Baptist Church in Flora. Burial will be in Floral Garden of Memories.
Visitation will be 6-8PM Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Hosselton Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given to the activity fund at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.
Eunice “Rae” Plumlee, age 81, of Flora, Illinois, died Saturday, September 27, 2014, at her home in Flora. She worked for several years with her husband Bill in the office of Golden Rule Insurance in Flora.
Rae is survived by a son: Mike Plumlee of Flora; 3 daughters: Denise Tadlock of Flora, Lisa Colman of Fort Pierce, FL, and Shannon Weidner formerly of Louisville; 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Rae Plumlee will be conducted 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora, with interment following in Elmwood Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to Clay County Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.
82-year-old Piopolis resident, Francis Joseph Kaufman, died at 2:55 p.m. Saturday, September 27 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. He was a construction worker, and member of St. John Baptist Catholic Church at Piopolis.
Surviving are a sister, Mechtilda “Tillie” Kaufman of Piopolis; two brothers, James Steven Kaufman and wife Phyllis of Mt. Vernon, IL and Otto Kaufman of Peoria, IL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Francis Joseph Kaufman will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 30 at St. John Baptist Catholic Church in Piopolis. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery at Piopolis.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday, September 29 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with a Rosary Service at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Mass Offering or a charity of your choice, and will be accepted at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Surviving are his wife Pearl J. Rubenacker of McLeansboro; one son, John Anthony “Tony” Rubenacker and wife Staci; two grandsons, Dustan Anthony and Dylan Aaron Rubenacker; two sisters, Doris Richardson, and Darlene Butler and husband Elmer all of Dahlgren; four brothers, Samuel Rubenacker and wife Judy of McLeansboro, Timothy Rubenacker of Broughton, and David Rubenacker and wife June and Gerald Rubenacker and wife Carolyn all of Belle Rive; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Oscar John “Jack” Rubenacker will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 28 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. at Concord Cemetery near McLeansboro.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Research, and will be accepted at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
93-year-old Albion resident, Bernadine Smith, died Friday, September 26 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion. She was a homemaker and worked alongside her husband on the family farm. She was also an expert seamstress and member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church at Samsville, IL.
Surviving are a nephew, Kevin (Kathy) Smith of Albion; one niece, Mary (Pete) Cerda of Okmulgee, OK; seven great-nephews and nieces and ten great-great-nephews and nieces.
Graveside services for Bernadine Smith will be at 3 p.m. Monday, September 29 at Graceland Cemetery in Albion. There will be no visitation. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church, and will be accepted at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, which is in charge of the arrangements.
Riley Marce Eads, age 12, of Olney, Illinois died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at Franklin Hospital in Benton, Illinois. Riley was born February 18, 2002 in Robinson, Illinois to Ronnie W. and Christy (Tannahill) Eads. He enjoyed doing many things including Tae Kwon Do, drawing, swimming and visiting the beach, playing Playstation video games, was a WWE Wrestling fan, and liked music, especially rock music with KISS being his favorite.
Riley is survived by his father: Ron Eads of Olney; half-brother: Alex Robinson of Louisville; maternal grandparents: Jerry and Ann Tannahill of Cisne; along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Funeral services for Riley Eads will be 8 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2014 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.
Memorial donations may be made to the funeral home to assist the family with expenses.
Marvin Russell Mingus, Jr., 75, of Carmi, died Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:28 a.m. at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. He had worked in the oilfield and at Ainsbrook Sewing Factory and was a Army veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Joyce Mingus of Carmi; a step-daughter, Terrilee Michelle Veatch of Metropolis; and a step-son, Randall D. Williams of Carmi. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Melba Gibbs and Francine Cantrell.
Funeral services for Marvin Russell Mingus, Jr., 75, of Carmi, will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi.
Visitation will be on Friday, Oct. 3 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.
Bennie H. Clifton, 79, of Cisne, IL passed away at 9:45PM Thursday, September 25, 2014 at Way-Fair Nursing and Rehab Center at Fairfield, IL. He was a retired farmer and cowboy, having worked for the Barnard Stock Farms for 53 years. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Fairfield.
Surviving are his wife Mary Ann of Cisne; one daughter, Randa L. (Tim) Moseley of Clay City; a brother-in-law, Donald Pike of Fairfield; five grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Bennie H. Clifton will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 30 at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne. Burial will be in Branch Cemetery at Geff.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, September 29 at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.
Memorials may be made to the family and will be accepted at the Hosselton Funeral Home in Cisne.
Ina Lee Sample, of Ellery died Thursday evening at her home. Ina Lee spent most of her 83 years living on their farm, south of Ellery. She was born November 27, 1930 to Frank and Ora Mitchell. She attended Mitchell School, Albion High School and McKendree College in Lebanon, receiving a degree in elementary education. After graduation, she taught a couple of years at Wabash School at Ellery and then joined her husband, Delmar, in Lawton Oklahoma where he was serving with the US Army. After his release from the army, they returned to her family farm and spent the remainder of her life farming and raising their family.
She is survived by one son; Ronnie (Carol) Sample of Ellery, Illinois, three daughters; Joy (David) Coles of Ellery, Illinois, Beth (Matt) Seals of Ellery, Cathy (Wayne) Provines of Williamston, Michigan. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
A Celebration of Life Service for Ina Lee Sample will be held on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:00AM at Bethel United Methodist Church, Ellery, IL.
Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00pm on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, IL.
Memorial contributions will be accepted for Matt Henson’s ministry-Living the Adventure or the Fairfield Memorial Hospital Foundation and will be accepted at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion.
96-year-old Fairfield resident, Mildred Louise Musgrave died at 10:55 Thursday morning, Sept. 25 at her home. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include daughters, Marilyn Legg of Fairfield, Carolyn Musgrave of Geff and Lea (Ron) Bozarth of Fairfield; sons, Earl, Eldon and Sammy Musgrave, George (Kim) Musgrave, and Wilford (Mary) Musgrave all of Fairfield; a sister, Eva Alice Dennison of Ridgway; 33 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mildred Louise Musgrave will be 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 at the Victory General Baptist Church north of Boyleston with burial in Victory Cemetery.
Visitation will be noon until the time of service at the church.
The Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield is in charge of all the arrangements.
Alice True, 59 of West Salem, IL died Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at her home. She was currently serving as the pastor of Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, IL. She was a minister in the United Methodist Church for 25 years and served in key leadership roles at both the District and Conference Level. Alice was a spiritual director for the Walk to Emmaus. She was honored to serve as Chaplain of the West Salem Volunteer Fire Department.
Survivors include her husband; Rick of West Salem, mother; Elizabeth Montgomery of Coulterville, IL, sons; Jason (Jennifer) True of Centralia, IL, Micah True (and friend Toni) of Salem, IL, sister; Madylen (Dale) Hill of Pickneyville, IL, brother; Raymond (Sandy) Montgomery of Coulterville, IL, 4 grandchildren: Jeremiah, Carson Douglas, Easton, Jayla and numerous Aunts, Nieces and Nephews.
A Celebration of Life for Alice will be Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:00PM at the Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, IL. Visitation will be from noon until time of service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is entrusted with all arrangements.
Rose Mary Post passed away at her daughter’s home in Indiana, on September 23, 2014. She was born on March 25, 1938 in Chicago, IL the first child of Michael and Margaret (Lewis) Garetto.
Rose Mary had 5 siblings; brother, Michael Garetto of Henderson, Nevada, brother, Donald Garetto, sister, Diane (Garetto) Cook, brother, Timothy Garetto, and sister, Patricia Garretto.
She was the mother of 6 children, daughter, Pamela (Williams) Tamalunas of New Buffalo, MI, son, Robert Williams, Jr. of South Holland, IL, daughter, Nannette (Williams) Swing of Cedar Lake, IN, daughter, Mary (Williams) Coleman of Carmi, IL, sons, Timothy Williams and Michael Post, both of Manchester, TN; and a step-son, Wayne Biebuck of Southern IL; 14 grandchildren,26 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Michael and Margaret Garetto; first husband, Robert Williams, second husband, Wayne Post, brother, Timothy Garetto, sister Patricia Garetto and son, Timothy Williams. She was deeply loved, and will be deeply missed by all.
Graveside services will be held at 1pm on Friday, September 26, 2014 at Big Prairie Cemetery in Carmi.
The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.