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.
Well known business owner, Luke Vaughan, 59, of Fairfield, Illinois, died at 6:20 Thursday February 6th at Fairfield Memorial Hospital in Fairfield. He was a journeyman master electrician and co-founded Vaughan Electric, Heating & Air.
Survivors include his wife Kimberley, sons Andy Vaughan of Ingraham, and Shane Vaughan and wife Holly of Belmont IL and 2 grandchildren, several brothers, a sister, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 15 from 11:00 am until the time of service at 1:00 pm at the Johnson & Vaughan funeral home in Fairfield. Graveside services will immediately follow at Maple Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Luke Vaughan Memorial Scholarship Fund and will be accepted at the Johnson & Vaughan funeral home.
54-year-old Fairfield resident, Martha P. Jones died at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. She had been a Special Education teacher at Mt. Vernon High School and was a Cub Scout leader.
Survivors include her husband, Donald Jones of Fairfield; a sister, Vickie King of Fairfield and a nephew, Matthew King of Cincinnati, OH.
Graveside services for Martha P. Jones will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Richland Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5 -7 Monday evening, Feb. 10 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Memorials may be made to purchase school supplies for the Special Education Class at Mt. Vernon High School or you can donate school supplies.
83-year-old Wayne City resident, Erma Talbert died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5 at Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon. She had been an Avon Sales Representative and was a member of the Wayne City United Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Ted Talbert; a son, Bill and wife Kathy Talbert of Stathan, GA; a daughter, Betty and husband Robert Caudle of Wayne City; four grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Erma Talbert’s remains will be cremated and a service will be conducted at a later date.
The Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City is in charge of all the arrangements.
Survivors include a son, Daniel Shelton of Murphysboro; daughters, Elizabeth Shelton of St. Louis and Sarah Shelton of Carbondale; sisters, Bonnie Austin of Owensville, IN, Dorothy Talbert of Sims and Cathy Hunter of Wayne City and one grandson.
Services for Dale Shelton will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Archie L. Sanders Chapel in Wayne City with burial in Thomas Cemetery.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the Archie Sanders Chapel in Wayne City.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital in St. Louis and will be accepted at the Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City, which is in charge of all the arrangements.
85-year-old Wayne City resident, Paul Ray Wilson died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Mt. Vernon Healthcare Center. A veteran of the Korean War, he was an engineer for the Illinois Central Railroad and also worked as a farmer for many years on his family farm.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Wilson of Wayne City; two sons, Jack Wilson and wife Beth of Wayne City and Ted Wilson of Wayne City; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Sammy Wilson of Missouri and a sister, Fern Parks of Kansas.
Services for Paul Ray Wilson will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix with burial in Salem (Davis-Mateer) Cemetery at Keenes.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the time of service Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix.
Memorials may be made to the Salem Cemetery or the Activity Department of Mt. Vernon Healthcare and will be accepted at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix.
Jeremy W. Compton, 42, of Newburgh, Indiana, formerly of Mt. Carmel died on Thursday, January 30, 2014. He was a member of Hope Fellowship Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mary; a daughter, Mary; his father, Steve Leveque; a sister, Melissa Merrick and husband Clayton of Fairfield; a brother, Steven Leveque and wife Michelle of Albion; maternal grandfather, Vernon Compton; paternal grandparents, Melvin and Edna Campbell; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Jeremy W. Compton will be 1 p.m. Saturday, February 8 at Browns Cemetery in Browns, Illinois.
Memorials can be made in Jeremy’s memory to Short-Cunningham Funeral Homes, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863.
Harry L. “Jack” Fitzgerald, 84, of Flora, Illinois, died at 12:50 p.m. on Wednesday, February 05, 2014, at Clay County Hospital in Flora. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he worked for Halliburton in Oklahoma and Louisiana until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife Jacqui; a son, John D. Fitzgerald of Lafayette, LA; step-sons, Doug (Debbie) Slover of St. Peter, IL and J.W. (Joy) Slover of Delaware, OH; a grandson, Stephen Fitzgerald of Beau Bridge, LA and several step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Harry L. “Jack” Fitzgerald will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home in Flora with burial at a later date in Lafayette, LA.
Visitation will be 5 – 8 Friday evening, Feb. 7 at the Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home in Flora.
Memorials may be made to the Clay County Cancer Support Group and will be accepted at the Byrd & Kohn Funeral Home in flora.
52-year-old former Fairfield resident, Kathy Mier DeFayette of Centralia died Tuesday, Feb. 4 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. She had been a Certified Nurse Assistant.
Survivors include a special friend, Marty LuPardus of Centralia; her father, Norman Mier, Sr. of Fairfield; a son, Preston Mier of Albion; a daughter, Felicia and husband, Justin Kruse orf Evansville, IN; a brother, Norman and wife Stephanie Mier of Marengo, IL and a sister, Tanya and husband Tim Caldwell of Evansville, IN.
Services for Kathy Mier DeFayette will be 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Victory Cemetery.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until the time of service Friday, Feb. 7 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Fairfield.
57-year-old Olney resident, Patty Mongeau died at 3:10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 2 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include her husband, Bill Vondervor of Olney; sons, Richard Mongeau of Olney and Joseph Yearsich of Chicag0; sisters, Cherrie Vasoli of Evansville and Debbie Craddock of McLeansboro; a brother, Mike Brock of Dayton, OH; 2 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Services for Patty Mongeau will be 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service Monday, Feb. 10 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield
89-year-old Mt. Erie resident, Ellen M. Wolfe died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney. She taught school for 38 years in the North Wayne School District. She taught third and fourth grade for many of those years.
Survivors include a daughter, Marcia Runyon of Olney; grandsons, Craig Runyon of Decatur and Jared Runyon of Asheville, NC; nephews, Loy Hosselton, Steve Harrison, Troy Wolfe, Clint Wolfe, Health Wolfe and Tim Wolfe; nieces Kay Teehan-Griffith and Sherry Goodwin.
Services for Ellen M. Wolfe will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Summers Kistler Funeral Home in Olney with burial in Travers Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney
Memorials may be made to the East Richland District Community Libraries and will be accepted at the Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney.
73-year-old West Salem resident, Jo Ann Goodwin died on Monday, Feb. 3 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney. She was employed at Richland Memorial Hospital for over 40 years as a Lab Technician.
Survivors include a son, Gordon “Tony” (Linda) Goodwin; two grandchildren; Hunter Goodwin and Autumn Cartwright; a brother, Edward (Jean) Rothrock and two nephews, Craig and Eric Rothrock.
Services for Jo Ann Goodwin will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Walnut Grove Church near Parkersburg with burial at Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 – 8 Friday evening, Feb. 7 at the Ingram Funeral Home in West Salem.
89-year-old Fairfield resident, Kay Scott, died at 8 a.m. Monday, February 3 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. She had been a bookkeeper for McCullough Electric for several years. After retirement, she served as president of the Humane Society and was a Red Cross Volunteer. A member of the First United Methodist Church, she was a veteran of the Women’s Army Air Corps during WW II, meeting her future husband at the Pentagon during that time.
Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Max Scott of Fairfield; a daughter, Patricia Korbis of Austin, TX; a son Mike Scott and wife Connie of Champaign; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Kay Scott will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in the Veterans Section of Maple Hill Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service Friday, Feb. 7 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.
Lula Belle Becker 79, of Goreville, IL, formerly of Karnak and McLeansboro, IL, died Sunday, February 02, 2014 at her residence.
Survivors include three daughters, Theresa Blasdel of Joppa, IL, Pam Barnett and husband Jack of Goreville, IL, and Kathy Kind and husband Robert of Granite City, IL; one sister, Dorothy Lewis of Karnak, IL; brothers, Norris Story of Joppa, IL, Frank King and wife Mary Jane of Beecher, IL, Jerry Story and wife Delores of Greenville, NY; step-siblings, Ethel Harvel of Joppa, IL, Jim King and wife Pearl of Metropolis, Bob King and wife Sharon of Metropolis, and Margaret Black and husband Tom of Villa Grove, IL; 10 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Harl and Mona Weaver of McLeansboro, IL.
Graveside services for Lula Belle Becker will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 7 at Old Springer Cemetery near McLeansboro, IL.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis, IL with the funeral starting at 8 p.m.
Obituary information is provided by the Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro.
77-year-old Albion resident, Verna L. Melloy Lynn died at 2:44 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3 at Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney. The was one of the few female harness horse drivers. She also trained horses, drove a school bus and was a homemaker.
Survivors include a son, Patrick Melloy; two daughters, Tricia (Jason) McKinney of West Salem and Missy (Frank) Fisher of Albion and 8 grandchildren.
Services for Verna L. Melloy Lynn will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion with burial in Graceland Cemetery.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. until the time of service Friday, Feb. 7 at Nale’s Funeral Home in Albion.
Memorials may be made to the Edwards County Senior Citizens and will be accepted at Nales Funeral Home in Albion.