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Eva Glassford

Eva Glassford photoEva Glassford, age 91, of Flora, Illinois died Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Flora Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Flora.

Eva worked at both Carter’s Cleaners and Bill’s Cleaners for many years and following that, she was employed as a teacher’s aide in an L.D. room at Center Street School in Fairfield. She was elected and served on the Clay County Board for 18 years, was a member of the Board of Review for 8 years.

She is survived by 2 sons: Joe F.E. Glassford of McLeansboro and James E. Glassford of Flora; along with 3 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

The funeral service for Eva Glassford will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora, with interment following in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be given to McCabe Baptist Church and will be received at the funeral home.


Sue Ellen Seals

Sue Ellen SealsSue Ellen Seals, age 74, of rural West Salem died on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN.  She was a homemaker and lay speaker.

Survivors include her husband Gene, of rural West Salem, daughter Shana Schreiner of Columbus, IN, two sons: Matt (and wife Beth) Seals, of Ellery, IL, and Eric (and wife Karen) Seals of Noble, IL, and sister Patricia Weightman of Browns; 9 grandchildren: Ean (and wife Lindsay) Seals, Whitney (and husband Kyle) Stuckey, Emily (and husband Greg) Perkins, Samantha Schreiner, Kaitlin, Breanna, Natalie, Eli and Sarah Seals, and four great-grandchildren: Karson, Caleb, Austin and Lukas Stuckey, and two nieces and one nephew.

A Celebration of Life Service for Sue Ellen Seals will be held at 2PM, on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at the Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, IL. Burial will follow at Lick Prairie Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM on Friday, June 20, 2014 at Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Lick Prairie Cemetery.

The Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is in charge of all the arrangements.


Lorene Eloise Matz

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Lorene Eloise Matz, 86 of Crossville, died early Wednesday morning at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville.  Eloise had been a 4H leader, a member of Modern Woodsmen and the Church of Christ in Crossville.

She is survived by her daughter, Ruby Lynn (Mike) Schuster of Indianapolis, IN; her grandson, Jeffrey Schuster; 2 brothers, James L. (Wilma) Ridenour, Sr. and Donald E. (Ruth) Ridenour, Sr. all of Crossville; 1 sister, Paralee (Bud) Tait of Pittsburg, IL; 2 half brothers, Darrell (Janice) Ridenour of Norris City and Gary (Marsha) Ridenour of Cape Girardeau, MO.

Funeral services for Lorene Eloise Matz will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday June 21, 2014 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in N. Maple Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-7 Friday evening, June 20 at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi.


Mary Ellen McCombs Cummins

Cummins pic copyMary Ellen McCombs Cummins, 73, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana.

Survivors include her husband, Richard L. Cummins of Carmi; son Alex McCombs of Oakland, California; stepsons Tyson and Kenny Cummins; daughters Michele McCombs and Lynn Shiever, both of Carmi; stepdaughters Blythe and Mandy Cummins; brother Don Newcomb and his partner Jim Price of Oak Park, Illinois; sister Patricia Mitchell of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren Nickolas (Heather) Shiever, Eric Shiever, Sidney McCombs, Madison Childers, Danika McCombs, Haley McCombs, Dylan McCombs, Stella McCombs; eight step-grandchildren; great grandchildren Haylie Fulkerson and Ava Shiever.

In keeping with Mary’s wishes, her remains were cremated. A visitation and memorial service will be Saturday, June 28, 2014, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi.

 

Visitation is at 5 pm and memorial service is at 6 pm.


Mary Alice Nettleton

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Mary Alice Nettleton, 88 of Fairfield died at 7:15 PM, Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital Skilled Care Unit.  She was a cook at New Hope Grade School as well as a longtime member of the Ellen Moore United Methodist Church in Fairfield.

Mary Alice is survived by her daughters Ruth Ann O’Brien of Cobb, GA, and Marilyn (Philip) Purcell of Mattoon, IL, a step-daughter Darlene Gifford of Fairfield, 4 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren, and a brother Leland (Reva) Meeks of Fairfield.

Funeral Services for Mary Alice will be at 2 PM, Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at the Ellen Moore United Methodist Church in Fairfield with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery.

A visitation will be held from noon until the time of service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Ellen Moore United Methodist Church or Clay County Hospice. The Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield is in charge of all the arrangements.


Ruth Weger

wegerRuth Weger, 89, of Robinson, died June 12, 2014 at 2:26pm at her home in Robinson.  She served as an Election Judge in Porterville for 43 years and was a member of the Try Hard Unit of the Home Extension Office.

Survivors include her children; Betty Mendenhall and husband Ronnie of Carmi, Doris Ramsey and husband Terry of Robinson, Judy Miller of Robinson, Gene Weger and wife Bonnie of Annapolis, Brenda Rush and husband Jim of Fairfield, Jackie Plew and husband Donnie of Hutsonville, Alan Weger and fiancée Teresa Connour of Taylorville; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Inez Weger of Lakewood WA, a sister-in-law Louise Wilt of Trimble, and her aunts Barbara Ridgway of Newton, Norma Weger of Flat Rock, Maureen Oebel of Roseburg OR, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services for Ruth Weger will be 11a.m. Wednesday, June 18 at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson with burial in the Good Hope Cemetery in Flat Rock.

Visitation will be 4 – 7 Tuesday evening at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lincolnland Hospice or CMH Home Healthcare.


Roy Allen Powers

obitRoy Allen Powers, 88, of McLeansboro died on Sunday, June 15. He was retired from the L & N Railroad.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie; a daughter Glenda Kay Butler of Evansville, IN; sons, Larry Keith (Debbie) Powers of McLeansboro and Wallace (Rose) Martin of Collinsville; 7 grandchildren: Donna (Barry) Greenwell, Larry Allen (Jessica) Powers, Faith (Clinton) Chambliss, Kim (Dennis) Bashears, Mike (Rhonda) Martin, David (Debbie) Martin and Chad Martin; 17 great grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. He is also survived by 2 brothers: James H. Powers of TN and Albert Jr. Powers of Belleville and 3 sisters: Ethel McCullen of Nashville, TN, Evelyn Sherman of East Alton and Barbara Diser of Caseyville.

Funeral services for Roy Allen Powers will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at the Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado with burial will be Digby Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday, June 17 at the Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado.


Pauline McIntosh

mcintoshPauline McIntosh, 92, Carmi, died Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center.   For many years, she worked at White County Bank and also at Wabash Christian Retirement Center.  She was a longtime member of The First Christian Church in Carmi.

She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mary Rodgers McIntosh of Carmi; 2 nephews, Jimmie (Kathy) McIntosh of Chandler, IN and Paul (Darnelle) McIntosh of Bruno, AR; 3 nieces, Mary Ellen (Marvin) Schiavone of Sherman, TX, Rebecca (Richard) Hargrave of Shelbyville, IL, and Leah McIntosh of Houston, TX; a niece-in-law, Sallie McIntosh of Evansville, IN; several great and great-great nieces and nephews, and numerous other friends and family members who loved her dearly.

Funeral services for Pauline McIntosh will be 11 AM, Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Springerton Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8 PM on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi.

Memorials may be given to The First Christian Church, Carmi or Wabash Christian Retirement Center.


Jessie M. Bryant

Jessie BryantJessie M. Bryant, 70 of Fairfield died at 6:12 PM, Friday June 13, 2014 at Deaconess Gateway Heart Hospital in Newburgh, IN.   For over fifty years she worked at Wayne County Abstract Company in Fairfield, and was also a member of the Geff Christian Church.

Jessie is survived by her husband Leslie Howard Bryant of Fairfield, a daughter Staci (Ron) Wilson of Springfield, IL, two grandchildren, Whitney and Zachary Wilson, a sister Stella (Tom) Brown of Cisne, IL, two sister in laws, Alyce Freimuth of West Allis, WI and Carolyn Heathcock of Cross Plains, TN, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Jessie Bryant will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014 at 11 AM at the Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield with burial in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-7 PM at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Memorials may be made to the Oblong Children’s Christian Home and will be accepted at the funeral home.

 


Lorene Crystal O'Brien Fatheree

Lorene Fatheree photo86-year-old Lorene Crystal O’Brien Fatheree, a lifelong resident of Xenia, Illinois, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at her home in Xenia.

She is survived by her children: Johnny Fatheree of Parkersbug, Norma Barnett of Xenia, Roger Fatheree of Xenia, Sheila Pittman of Rinard, Joe Fatheree of Effingham, Randy Fatheree of O’Fallon, MO; 8 siblings: Maxine Jacobs of Rockford, Ed O’Brien of Belvidere, Joe O’Brien of San Bernardino, CA, Bill O’Brien of Rockford, Chelsea Casolari of Flora, Roy O’Brien of Rockford;  sister-in-law: Catherine O’Brien of Lake Havasu, AZ;  10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

The funeral service for Lorene Fatheree will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home, Flora, with burial in Powers Cemetery, Xenia.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time on Saturday at Frank & Bright Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to Clay County Hospice, Fur a Good Paws, Clay County Cancer Crusaders, or American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora


Burl R. Young

Burl Young58-year-old Fairfield resident, Burl R. Young died at 11:06 a.m. Wednesday, June 11 at his home.  He was a truck driver.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth (Suddarth) Young of Fairfield; daughters, Alaina (Tony) Green and Crystal (Thomas) Tullis of Fairfield; sons, Colton (Meghan) Young of Madison, Wisconsin and Jessie (Candy) Young of Fairfield; brothers, Ivan Lee (Betty) Young of Keenes and Bill (Sharon) Young of Fairfield; 7 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Services for Burl R. Young will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14 at the Victory Outreach Church in Fairfield with burial in Oak Valley Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5 – 7 Friday evening, June 13 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.

Memorials may be made to the Victory Outreach Church and will be accepted at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.


Gerald A. Hilderbrand

G HilderbrandGerald A. “Jerry” Hilderbrand, 81, of Louisville, Illinois, died at 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at his home.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he worked at the Flora Shoe Factory and several other local businesses, and he later worked in the feed mill at Effingham – Clay FS in Louisville.

Survivors include his wife, Fran, of Louisville, IL, mother, Juanita Hilderbrand of Flora, IL, formerly of Clay City, children, Debbie Goodman and husband Matt of Louisville, IL, Darel Hilderbrand and wife Misty of Flora, IL, Kenny Hilderbrand and wife Barb of Louisville, IL, Wayne Hilderbrand and wife Tammy of Johnsonville, IL, Phil Hilderbrand and wife Wanda of Louisville, IL, 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Betty Eastin of Woodward, OK, and brothers, Ronnie Hilderbrand and wife Ruth of Sailor Springs, IL, and Tom Hilderbrand of Clay City, IL.

Funeral services for Jerry Hilderbrand will be Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Kohn Funeral Home in Flora, IL.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 13, 2014, from 6 – 8 p.m. at Kohn Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Clay City Cemetery in Clay City, IL, with military honors.

Memorials may be made to Clay County Animal Rescue and Shelter (CCARS) and will be accepted at the Kohn Funeral Home in Flora.


Evan L. Maurer

maurer picEvan L. Maurer, 74 of Carmi, died Wednesday morning June 11, 2014 at Deaconess Hospital.  She had worked at Ainsbrooke and also Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She attended McHenry United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband Clyde; 3 sons, Raymond Maurer of Carmi, Ernie Ortiz of Questa, N. Mexico and Louis (Iris) Maurer of Hanover, MD; 1 daughter, Rosie (Tom) Jensen of Vacaville, CA; 2 brothers, Jimmy and Paul Garcia of Taos, N. Mexico; 1 sister, Lucinda Garcia of Taos, N. Mexico; 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Evan L. Maurer will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday June 14, 2014  at Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in White County Memorial Garden.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday at the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi.


Charles N. "Ike" Sessions

Charles Sessions photoCharles N. “Ike” Sessions, 96, of Flora died on Wednesday, June 10, 2014 at Flora Gardens Care Center in Flora.

Survivors include 1 son: Jay Sessions of Cisne, 1 grandson & 1 great-granddaughter.

Funeral services for Charles “Ike” Sessions will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2014 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with burial in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, with military honors.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m. Friday, June 13 at Frank & Bright Funeral Home.  Memorial donations may be made to Flora Gardens Activity Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.


Cheryl Lynn Clark

Cheryl Clark54-year-old Fairfield resident, Cheryl Lynn Clark died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, June 10 at Deaconess VNA Plus Hospice Center in Evansville.

Survivors include brothers, Brad and Danny Clark of Fairfield; two nieces and one nephew.

A memorial service for Cheryl Lynn Clark will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 13 at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home in Fairfield.  There will be no visitation. There will be no burial. The body is to be cremated.

Memorials may be made to the Dr. Scranton Memorial Cancer Fund and will be accepted at the Johnson & Vaughn Funeral Home of Fairfield which is in charge of all the arrangements.


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