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58-year-old McLeansboro resident, Susie Marie Cantrell died at 4:08 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 at her home. A member of Hickory Hill Church in Walpole, she was retired.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald Cantrell of Dale; two sons, Jeremy Wayne Cantrell and wife Brandi of Dahlgren and Jacob Wade Cantrell and wife Corinth of Evansville, IN; her mother, Mary Alice Oehlert; a sister, Debra Lea Venable and husband Alan of Irvington, IL and one grandson, Kasen Wayne Cantrell.
Funeral services for Susie Marie Cantrell will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in Ten Mile Cemetery at McLeansboro.
Visitation will be from 6 – 8 Friday evening, Sept. 26 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Virginia Louise Finley, 86 of Johnsonville, IL died at 11:30AM Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at her home. She was a homemaker and a member of Wells Chapel Church and the Ladies Aid and enjoyed crafting.
Virginia is survived by a daughter Brenda (Ron) Heifner of Johnsonville, IL; two grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Virginia Finley will be 12:00PM Friday, September 26, 2014 at Wells Chapel Church. Burial will be in Wells Chapel Cemetery.
Visitation will be 10:00AM until time of funeral service on Friday at the church.
Memorials may be given to Wells Chapel Cemetery and will be accepted at Hosselton Funeral Home.
82-year-old Mt. Vernon resident, James Lyle Harper died at 3:40 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mount Vernon. He had worked at the Mt. Vernon Stove Foundry and for Defenders at General Tire.
Survivors include his wife Bernice (Roney) Harper of Mt. Vernon; two sons, Lendell Harper and wife Kaletta “Kitty” Harper of Fairfield and Mark Harper and wife Jackie of Mt. Vernon; a daughter, Marilyn Border and husband Will of Mt. Vernon; two brothers, Leonard Harper and wife Dee of Fairfield and Roger Harper and friend Katheryn of Centralia; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for James Lyle Harper will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with burial in Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Vernon.
Visitation will be from 5 – 8 Thursday evening, Sept. 25 at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Memorials may be made to the Bethel Memorial Cemetery and will be accepted at the Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.
Patricia Ann Greifzu, 83 of Mt. Erie, IL passed away 10:25AM, Monday, September 22, 2014 at her residence. She was a homemaker.
Patricia is survived by one daughter Donna Elliott of Olney, IL and one son Dennis Greifzu of Mt. Erie, IL; 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews survive also.
Graveside Services will be conducted 10am Friday October 3rd, 2014 at McKendree Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Family and friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.
The Hosselton Funeral Home of Cisne, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Edward (Ed) Gunter, age 72, resident of Eldorado, and formerly of McLeansboro, died at 3:15 PM Monday, September 22, 2014 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors include his wife, Alice Gunter of Eldorado; a son, Robert Lee Gunter of Anderson, SC; two daughters, Katherine and husband Danny Bible of Louisville, IL and Beverly and husband Teddy Atkinson of McLeansboro; four brothers, Donald, Fred and David Gunter, all of McLeansboro and Daniel and wife Marlene Gunter of Springerton, IL; two sisters, Janet Veteto of McLeansboro and Ruby and husband Charles Everett of McLeansboro; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services for Charles Edward (Ed) Gunter will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Visitation will be 5 – 8 Thursday evening, Sept. 25 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Memorials may be made to the VNA Hospice and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
76-year-old Bardstown, KY resident, Ronna Magsig died at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at Colonial Health and Rehabilitation Center in Bardstown, KY. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Ronald Magsig of McLeansboro; four sons, Frederick Magsig (Carlean) of Richwood, OH, Brian Magsig (Connie) of Macedonia, IL, Kirk and Shawn Magsig, both of Lexington, KY; two brothers, Col. James Hanby of Gulf Port, MS and John Hanby of Marysville, OH and 9 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Ronna Magsig will be 12 noon Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial in Antioch Cemetery at Macedonia.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday, Set. 24 at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research and will be accepted at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
60-year-old Shawneetown resident, Bobby Gene Ackerman died Monday, Sept. 22 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. He served in the U.S. Navy for 28 years and was a veteran of the Vietnam War and Desert Storm.
Survivors include his sons, John “Bobby” Ackerman of Springerton and Fredrick Shaheen of Horn Lake, MS; five grandchildren and a special friend, Linda L. Hays.
Graveside services for Bobby Gene Ackerman will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at the Kuykendall Cemetery near Carmi with military rites conducted by the combined units of the Carmi American Legion and VFW.
Visitation will be 6 – 8 Thursday evening, Sept. 25 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
Joann E. Bailey, 78 of Carmi, passed away Sunday afternoon, September 21st, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born on September 21st, 1936 in McLeansboro, the daughter of William and Eunice (Davis) Suttle. Joann was a homemaker. She is survived by her sons, William “Bill” Edmonds of Carmi and Mike Edmonds of Marion; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one sister Nancy Merry of Arizona City, AZ. Funeral services for Joann E. Bailey will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi, with burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery at McLeansboro. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.
Suzanne (Arnold) McCormick, 71 of rural Carmi, died Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:55 p.m. at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN. She was a member of the Carmi First Christian Church, retired school teacher, housewife, mother, and business administrator.
Surviving are her husband of 49 years John McCormick of Carmi; two daughters and sons-in-law Aliza Anne and Daniel Nagelhout and their children Anna and Garrett Nagelhout of Plymouth, MI, and Shannon Kathleen and Ed Dzyngel and their children McKayla and Connor Dzyngel of Livonia, MI.
Funeral services for Suzanne Arnold McCormick will be Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Carmi. Burial will be in Big Prairie Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Wednesday at 12:00 noon until service time at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Pets At Risk and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi which is in charge of arrangements.
99-year-old former Broughton resident, Irene Partain died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in McLeansboro. She was a retired floor manager at the former Elder Manufacturing Company in McLeansboro.
Survivors include a son, Carroll Dean (Patricia) Partain of McLeansboro; a daughter, Pauline (Bill) Gholson of Vienna; six grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A brother, John Wilburn Owen of Finlay, OH also survives.
Services for Irene Partain will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with burial at Hickory Hill Cemetery near Broughton.
Visitation will be 5 – 8 Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Memorials may be made to the Broughton Baptist Church and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
Rhonda M. Choate of Belle Rive, Illinois, died Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:09 PM in the Good Samaritan Regional Healthcare Center in Mt. Vernon. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband: Guy Choate, Jr. of Belle Rive; one daughter: Jennifer Canfield of Mt. Vernon; her parents: Michael and Charlene Maurer of Dahlgren, and one grandchild.
A private graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Richardson Hill Cemetery near Dahlgren with the Rev. Jeremy Hamson officiating.
The Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren is in charge of the arrangements.
Rhonda M. Choate of Belle Rive died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at 11:09 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Regional Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon, IL. She was a homemaker and a member of the Belle Rive Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband Guy O. Choate Jr.; her parents Michael and Charlene Mauer of Dahlgren; a daughter Jennifer Canfield of Mt. Vernon, IL, and 1 grandchild.
Private graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 at the Richardson Hill Cemetery near Dahlgren with Rev. Jeremy Hamson officiating. Gholson Funeral Home of Dahlgren is in charge of the arrangements.
99-year-old Irene Partain of Mcleansboro and formerly of Broughton, died at 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 in the Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mcleansboro. Funeral arrangements for Irene Partain are pending at Gholson Funeral Home in Mcleansboro.
58-year-old McLeansboro resident, Nancy J. Erwin, died at 4:22 p.m. Saturday, September 20 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. She was a homemaker.
Surviving are her husband Paul of McLeansboro; two daughters, Paula Jean (Bobby) Wright of Sesser, IL and Laura Lynn (Brian) Davis of McLeansboro; three grandchildren, Lauren Mae Johnson (Mike) of Orange Beach, AL, Layton Kade Wright of Sesser, IL and Trinity Gracelynn Angel Davis of McLeansboro.
Graveside services for Nancy J. Erwin will be at 11 a.m. Monday, September 22 at the Richardson Hill Cemetery in Dahlgren.
Memorials may be made to Webb’s Chapel Church in McLeansboro or Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of the arrangements.
95-year-old Fairfield native, Nile Stinson Wright died on Monday, Sept. 15 at his home in Torrance, CA. He served in the Navy and was in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He worked at Hughes Aircraft Company in L.A. from 1952 until his retirement in 1982.
In 1939, he married Quma Chalcraft of Fairfield, IL and had three children: Clinton Ray, Patricia Lou (Hankins), and Elizabeth Carol (McCleary). His daughter Pat gave him two granddaughters, Paula and Dina. His daughter Betty gave him five grandchildren, Michelle, Kimberly, Cheryl, Richard, and Angela, and also great-great grandchildren. His son Ray has given him a loving daughter-in-law, Michel.
In 1946, he married Stella Sroka of Chicago and had three children: Philip Nile, Leslie Allen, and Sheila Rae (Shaffer). His son Phil gave him a granddaughter, Anna; his son Les gave him a granddaughter, Stacia, and also great-great grandchildren. In 1992, he married Leatrice (Murphy) Lemons who was also born in Fairfield, IL.
Nile will be laid to rest alongside his wife, Stella, at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach, CA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Queen of Angels Hospice, 38 Huntington Drive, Arcadia, CA 91006.