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Fri Feb 26, 2010
Floyds Knob, Ind. -
Reva M. (Joseph) Kruer, 84, Floyds Knob, Ind. and formerly of Norris City,
died peacefully Jan. 31, 2010 in Fairfield, Texas, with her children by her
The daughter of the late Cecil and Coleta (Holland) Joseph, Reva was born
April 6, 1925 in Norris City. She was the widow of Marvin L. Kruer. Reva was
a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during World War II, and was a
member of VFW Hobart Beach Post 3281 in New Albany, Ind. She was retired
from Container Corp. in Jeffersonville, Ind., and was a member of St. Mary
of the Knobs Catholic Church, Kentuckiana Hearing Loss Association and a
volunteer at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Stacie A. and Donald Boyd of
Fairfield, Texas; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen L. and Vicki Kruer of
Floyds Knob, Ind.; grandchildren, Traci Kruer, Amy Kruer Scorsolini (Scott),
Jon Barnett, Elton Boyd and Kenneth Boyd; and five great-grandchildren,
Derek and Drew Scorsolini, Bethany Barnett, and Nevan and Murphy Boyd.
Burial was in St. Mary's of the Knobs Church Cemetery.
Betty J. Hequembourg, 85, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois passed away at 4:37 P.M. on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at her residence in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
She was born on December 3, 1924 in Tamaroa, Illinois the daughter of the late Charles Willis and Marietta Marlow. She married John H. Hequembourg on June 8, 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri and he preceded her in death on May 31, 1968.
Surviving family members include her 2 Brothers: Joe Willis of Carmi, Illinois and Jack Willis and wife Carol of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Her parents, husband, and one brother: Charles Willis preceded her in death.
Betty retired from the accounting department at Missouri Pacific Railroad and was a member of the American Legion Post #141 Auxiliary and AMVETS Post #4 Auxiliary, Ladies of the Moose Lodge #755, Mt. Vernon Sportsman Club and first woman member of the Elks Lodge #819.
FUNERAL SERVICE: will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, February 26, 2010 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. INTERMENT: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri. VISITATION: will be held from 5 to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, February 26, 2010 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
Thu Feb 25, 2010
Mill Shoals, Ill. -
Lou Eva Stewart, 89, Mill Shoals, died at 12:59 p.m. Wednesday, Fe. 24, 2010
at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
She was born Sept. 25, 1920 at Burnt Prairie, the daughter of Silas and
Hattie (Phillips) Carter, and was married Oct. 19, 1936 to John Charles
Vaught, who died Feb. 5, 1960. She was married in January 1980 to Noel
Stewart, who died in December 1980.
Mrs. Stewart worked as a young woman at an International Shoe Co. factory
and later for the Rex Filter Co. in Barnhill. She was the oldest living
member of Liberty Baptist Church at Burnt Prairie and was a 50-year member
of the Eastern Star (and a past worthy matron).
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Gene Eblen of Mill
Shoals; a step-daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Gary Tracy of White House,
Tenn.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Idalene Carter of
Fairfield, Jim and Kay Carter of Evansville, Ind., and Bill and Charlene
Carter of Mill Shoals; 11 grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, 11
great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren; 25
great-great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, two sons, two
brothers, a half-brother, two half-sisters, a stepgreat-grandchild and a
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Liberty Baptist Church in Burnt
Prairie, Brother Tim Collins officiating, with burial in Burnt Prairie
Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 Saturday evening at Nale's Funeral
Home in Fairfield.
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Sat Feb 20, 2010
Carmi, Ill. -
Rosalie Blackard, 85, Carmi, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at Phoenix
Rehabilitation and Nursing Care in Carmi.
She was born Oct. 1, 1924, in Omaha, the daughter of Lawrence C. and Gladys
(Miner) Blackard. She was a retired secretary for Monsanto Corp. in St.
Louis, Mo., where she also owned and operated a sewing and alteration
business called "Fit 'Em All." She was a member of First Christian Church in
Carmi and served as a hospice volunteer and a literacy volunteer through
Southeastern Illinois College.
Survivors include a sister-in-law, Ruth Blackard of Marion, Ind.; and
cousins, Claude Miner and his wife, Marthan, and Barbara Lack and her
husband, Glen, all of Carmi, and Maude Bunting and her husband, Wayne, of
Preceding her in death are her parents, Lawrence and Gladys Blackard; a
brother, Dean Blackard; and a nephew, Ronald Blackard.
Visitation and funeral service are Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010, at Cook Funeral
Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is at noon and continues until the funeral time
at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Palestine No. 2 Cemetery in Omaha.
Memorials may be made to The Phoenix Foundation and will be accepted at Cook
Funeral Chapel in Carmi.
Grayville, Ill. -
Hortense T. Jones, 65, formerly of White County, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2010,
at her home in Evansville, Ind.
She was born in San Antonio, Texas, on March 31, 1944. She was a registered
nurse and member of St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Evansville, and was
active in the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Survivors include her husband, Luther Jones of Evansville; a son, Matthew
Hawkins, and his wife, Selena, of Mt. Carmel; three grandchildren, Joshua M.
Hawkins, Crystal Rickards and Selena E.M. Hawkins; and a great-grandson,
She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Visitation and funeral service will be Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010, at Cook
Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 10 a.m. and continues until
funeral time at noon. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Fri Feb 19, 2010
Carmi, Ill. -
Carl Edward Sturgal, 74, Carmi, died peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010
at his home surrounded by his family after an extended illness.
Carl was born on Oct. 18, 1935 in Mt. Vernon, Ind. to the late Earl F.
Sturgal and Vivian (Carr) Sturgal. He was a Korean War veteran of the Navy.
Carl married Judy Ledbetter on June 15, 1982, and she survives. Carl ran the
Lantern Tavern in Carmi for years, and later was a self-employed plumber
until he retired. He was a 50-year member of the American Legion in Carmi.
He had also been a member of the VFW and Elks. Carl was a good husband,
father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by the community.
Carl is survived by his wife Judy (Ledbetter) Sturgal of Carmi; four sons,
Eddie Sturgal of Texas and Jeff (Jane) Sturgal, Carl Ray (Renea) Sturgal and
Gregory (Sherry) Sturgal, all of Carmi; two daughters, Vonda Fern (Mike)
Champion and Carla (Terry) Rush, both of Springerton; three brothers,
Raymond (Ann) Sturgal and Bill (Darlene) Sturgal, both of Arizona, and Don
(Sharon) Sturgal of Carmi; one sister, Marilyn (Kenny) Staley of Mascoutah;
18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his
parents, a sister and a great grandson.
Per Carl's request, his body will be cremated and a memorial service will be
held at later date. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to your
favorite charity or the family.
Cox and Son Funeral Home of New Haven is in charge of arrangements.
You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com
Thu Feb 18, 2010
Carmi, Ill. -
Donald Schauberger, 71, Carmi, died Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 17, 2010 at
Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
He was born Sept. 14, 1938 in Carmi, the son of Glennard and Dorothy (Brown)
Schauberger. He married Betty (King) Warrner on May 25, 1986, and she
survives. Mr. Schauberger worked at Wal-Mart for 21 years. He attended
McHenry United Methodist Church. He had been a member of the American
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Gladys Schauberger of
Henderson, Ky.; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Ann and Tom Burris of
Evansville, Ind.; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Warrner of Evansville, Ind.;
three stepsons, Steve and Mike Warrner of Gaylord, Mich., and Scott Warrner
of Springfield; four grandchildren, Halie, David, Eric and Ian; 12
stepgrandchildren; and 13 stepgreat-grandchildren. He is preceded in death
by his parents and a brother, Glen.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at
Stendeback Family Funeral Home/Kittinger-Fair in Carmi. Visitation will be
held from 9 a.m. until the time of service in the funeral home chapel.
Burial will take place in North Maple Ridge Cemetery. Military burial rites
will be provided by members of the American Legion and VFW posts of Carmi.
Contributions may be made to McHenry United Methodist Church. Condolences
may be left on-line by visiting www.kittinger-fairfuneralhome.com.
Thu Feb 18, 2010
Enfield, Ill. -
James C. Balsover Jr., 65, died Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 17, 2010 at his
home in New Haven.
He was born Jan. 20, 1945 at Springerton, the son of James C. and Wanda
(Powell) Balsover Sr. He married Linda Brown, and she survives.
Jim worked for eight years at the coal mine in McLeansboro and 27 years at
Airtex in Fairfield, retiring in 2007. He was a Vietnam veteran of the
United States Army.
Jim is survived by his wife, Linda; one son, James Lee "Bub" Balsover of
Springerton; three daughters and their spouses, Christina and Darrin
Atteberry of Mt. Erie, Cynthia Nixon of Wayne City, and Terra and Kyle
Harris of Fairfield; eight grandchildren, Deanna, Austin, Dustin, Maissie,
Lindsay, Amber, Janey and Jaxen; one sister, Barbara Egan of Evansville,
Ind.; and a special friend, Ransom Musgrave. He was preceded in death by his
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 at
Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield. Burial will follow in White
County Memorial Garden near Carmi, with military rites conducted by members
of the Carmi American Legion and VFW posts. Visitation will be from noon
until the service time at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be left
Wed Feb 17, 2010
Robert Joe Graddy, 80, of Eldorado, passed away at 6:45 a.m. Monday, Feb.
15, 2010, at Ferrell Hospital in that city.
He was the husband of Linda (Quisenberry) Graddy, who survives. They were
married Sept. 3, 1953.
Robert was born in Springerton on Sept. 8, 1929, the son of the late Raymond
and Bess (Hoover) Graddy.__He attended Eldorado Church of God of Eldorado.
He served in the U.S. Army as a sergeant in the Korean War. He worked as a
truck driver prior to retirement.
Robert is survived by a daughter, Lyn (Marty) Richardson of West Frankfort;
two sons, Mark Graddy of Peoria and Wesley Musick of Lincoln; three
grandchildren, Bob (Robbin) Richardson of Georgia, Amy (Jerry) Harkins of
West Frankfort and Julie (Mike) Nolen of West Frankfort; 11
great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Ann, wife of Jack Melton of
Jacksonville. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two
brothers, Gene Graddy and Charles Graddy; and a sister, Norma Blackwell.
Funeral services will be private. Condolences can be sent to the family
Tue Feb 16, 2010
Carmi, Ill. -
Evelyn (Miner) Gross, 84, Carmi passed away at 9:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14,
2010 at Phoenix Rehab & Nursing in Carmi.
She was born Aug. 28, 1925 in Omaha, the daughter of Harry Larue and
Margaret J. (Crayne) Miner. She married Cecil George Gross. Evelyn was a
graduate of Norris City High School and had worked as a cashier at Big
John's. She was a member of Omaha General Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Cecil of Carmi; a daughter and son-in-law, Ruth
Ann and Eddie Weaver of Carmi; a son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Pat
Gross of Carmi; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Maude and Wayne Bunting of
Albion and Barbara and Glen Lack of Carmi; a brother and sister-in-law,
Claude and Marthan Miner of Carmi; a sister-in-law, Twila Miner of Omaha;
four grandchildren and their spouses, Bryan and Michelle Weaver of Carmi,
Matt and Christy Gross of Union, Ky., Trevor and Diane Weaver of Evansville,
Ind., and Mitch and Mary Ann Gross of Carmi; eight great-grandchildren and
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Patsy Artman; and two
brothers, Carl and Charles Miner.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 18 at Campbell
Funeral Home in Carmi, with Jason Miner and Steve McClure officiating.
Burial will be in North Maple Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. Friends may call from
5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be given in
Evelyn's name to The Phoenix Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral
Sun Feb 14, 2010
Carmi, Ill. -
Dorothy Jo (Belva) Logan was born June 22, 1923 in Carmi, Ill. She was born
in the Stewart Crebs house, which is now Campbell Funeral Home. Her parents
were Victor Edward and Emma (Smith) Belva.
Jo was the youngest of three sisters, Louise, and Bernice and a brother who
died in infancy. She attended Carmi Grade and High Schools and graduated
with the Class of 1941. Jo worked for a year for the Illinois Commercial
Telephone Co. and on June 26, 1942 was married to her high school
sweetheart, William R. "Bill" Logan, who preceded her in death. Bill and Jo
were married in the living room of their new home located at 602 Elm St.
They both lived together at this address until their admission to Wabash
Christian Retirement Center in 2008.
Bill was drafted for service in World War II in 1942 but was rejected due to
active tuberculosis which had killed his father, Larry, a veteran of World
War I. Both he and Jo began working at Chrysler Corp. in the same year and
made military armaments for the war effort, including .45 caliber and .30
caliber M-1 carbine bullets. In 1945 they had their first child, Mark, and
then Kent was born in 1951.
Jo was very active in both of her sons' school activities. She was a member
of First Baptist Church and had an active part in the Martha Sunday School
class, the Erica Morres Missionary Circle and was a W.O.M. Officer. Jo
helped one morning each week at local schools with first grade reading and
other classroom activities.
Jo was an avid golfer, and she and Bill were charter members of the Carmi
Country Club, joining in 1951. She was also a member of the Illinois Farm
Bureau, American Legion and VFW auxiliary, a Kentucky Colonel and preceptor
of the Beta Sigma Phi. Jo was an avid reader and a strong and lifelong
supporter of the Carmi Public Library.
Jo is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Martha Logan
of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and Kent and Linda Logan of Shelbyville, Ky. She has
one granddaughter, Holly Belva (Logan) Henry of Oak Ridge, Tenn.
Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at Cook Funeral Chapel
in Carmi. Funeral is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at Cook Funeral
Chapel in Carmi, with burial in Big Prairie Cemetery near Carmi.
Mon Feb 15, 2010
Carmi, Ill. -
Guy R. Moats, 86, of Carmi, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at Phoenix
Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Carmi.
He was born Dec. 27, 1923 in Wayne County, the son of Joseph A. and Emma
Dora (Steffens) Moats. He married Marilyn Joyce Boehringer on Oct. 11, 1953,
and she preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 2007. Guy worked for 28 years for
Arnold Vaughan. He was a member of Carmi Church of the Nazarene.
He is survived by four nieces, Joselene Smith, Mava Moats, Mary Moats and
Dora Schnell; a nephew, Tex Moats; and a sister-in-law, Genevieve Moats, all
of whom live in Fairfield.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by two
brothers, Rex Oliver Moats and Charlie Franklin Moats.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010, at
Stendeback Family Funeral Home/Kittinger-Fair in Carmi. Visitation will be
held from 9 am until the time of service in the chapel. Interment will take
place in White County Memorial Garden near Carmi. Condolences may be left
on-line by visiting www.kittinger-fairfuneralhome.com.
Mon Feb 15, 2010
Carmi, Ill. -
Mary C. "Carolyn" Bratton, 85, of Carmi, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13,
2010, at Wabash Christian Retirement Center.
She was born June 25, 1924, in Maunie, the daughter of William and Iona
(Emery) Hutchison. She married John E. Bratton on April 21, 1946 in Carmi,
and he preceded her in death May 25, 1997. She worked alongside of her
husband at their business, Bratton's Toggery, for 40 years. She was a member
of First Christian Church in Carmi.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Trudy and Dennis Jacobs of
Carmi; a grandson, John Alex Jacobs of Carmi; two brothers and three
sisters-in-law, Morris Ray and Debbie Hutchison of Carmi, Doyle and Lorene
Hutchison of Cedar Hill, Mo., and Marian West of Norris City, as well as
many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents and a
brother, William Hutchison.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at
Stendeback Family Funeral Home/Kittinger-Fair in Carmi, the Rev. David
Bratton officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.
16, in the funeral home chapel. Interment will take place in North Maple
Ridge Cemetery in Carmi. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions my be
made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Condolences may be left on-line by
Thu Feb 11, 2010
Viola Rose (Weaver) Lawrence, 92, Enfield, passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2010,
at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
She was born Aug. 15, 1917 in Norris City, the daughter of Ernest Joseph and
Ella May (Hopper) Weaver. She married John Timothy Lawrence Feb. 8, 1939,
and he preceded her in death July 29, 1997.
Surviving are three daughters and a son-in-law, Lou and Garry Phillips of
Makanda, Ruth Ann Payne of Flora and Nancy Lawrence of Neoga; two sons and a
daughter-in-law, Jim Lawrence of Carmi, and Joe and Sonja Matkins Lawrence
of Fredericktown, Mo.; a sister, Ella May Brown of Harrisburg; 12
grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by a son, John Lawrence; a grandson, Garry Lynn
Phillips; a sister, Katherine Delap; and two brothers, Lloyd Burnett and
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010 at Campbell
Funeral Home in Carmi, Mike Fields officiating.
Burial will be in Enfield Cemetery.
Thu Feb 11, 2010
Norris City, Ill. -
Victoria E. "Vicki" Shewmaker, 59, Norris City, passed away at 3:58 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.
She was born Nov. 9, 1950, the daughter of Ernest and Martha (Pierson)
Freeman. She married Glendell Paul Shewmaker May 16, 2000. She was an X-ray
technician at Urgent Care.
Surviving are her husband of nine years, Glendell Shewmaker of Norris City;
father and stepmother, Ernest and Lynn Freeman of Payson, Ariz.; a daughter,
Karen Schisler of St. Louis, Mo.; a son, Chad Farris of Evansville, Ind.;
two sisters and a brother-in-law, Debby Bello and Becky and Kenny DeLosier,
all of Phoenix, Ariz.; and three brothers, Barry Freeman of Peoria, Ernest
Freeman of Phoenix, Ariz., and Billy Farris of Peoria. She was preceded in
death by her mother and a sister, Brenda Kay Grissom.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Campbell Funeral Home in
Norris City, the Rev. Russ Beadles officiating. Burial will be in I.O.O.F.
Cemetery at Norris City. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday at
the funeral home.
Wed Feb 10, 2010
Evansville, Ind. -
I have fought the good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the
faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which
the lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day, and not to me
only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Jimmy Lee Pearce, 71, of Evansville, Ind., formerly of Norris City, passed
away at his home on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 after a long, brave battle with
Jimmy was born in Cottonwood, Ill. on July 10, 1938 to Lee and Beulah
Pearce, who preceded him in death. Also preceding Jimmy were a brother, Bill
Pearce, and loving first wife, Shirley Hedger Pearce.
He was a four-year Navy Seal veteran, 30-plus-year volunteer firefighter for
the Omaha Fire Department and Norris City Fire and Rescue. Jimmy was an avid
hunter and loved to fish and camp. He was the family cook and loved to watch
the Food Channel. He was a jack of all trades. In the true spirit of his
giving nature Jimmy has donated his body to the IU Center in Indianapolis,
Ind. for medical research. He was a member of Bible Center Cathedral.
Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of six years, Glenda Pearce; son, Brent
(Tonya) Pearce of Norris City; daughter, Beth (Lynn) Williams of Eldorado;
sister, Pat Watson of San Diego, Calilf.; stepdaughters, Jackie Headley and
Tammy Forbey; stepsons, Gilbert Ricketts Jr. and David (Sarah) Ricketts; 16
grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two more on the way; and one loving
and adored pet, Truffles.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Evansville Cancer Center and
the 5100 Floor at Deaconess Hospital for the wonderful care and giving to
Services will be at Bible Center Cathedral, 5000 N. First Ave. in
Evansville, Ind. at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010. Visitation with the
family will be from 10:30 a.m. until the memorial service on Saturday at
Bible Center Cathedral.
Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City is handling local arrangements.
Wed Feb 10, 2010
Grayville, Ill. -
James Levi Orr, 91, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010, at his home in Grayville.
He was born April 20, 1918, in rural Wayne County, the son of James Asa and
Minnie Dell (Levi) Orr. He was married to Emma Phillips on Dec. 25, 1943,
and she survives.
Jim worked for over 50 years at O.H. & F. Oilfield Services in Grayville,
where he was office manager and bookkeeper. He was a member of First
Christian Church in Grayville, where he served as a church elder and Sunday
school teacher. He was a past president of Chapter 11 of the Independent
Accountants Association of Illinois, and he was an enrolled agent to
practice before the Internal Revenue Service. He served in the Civilian
Conservation Corps, was a past member of the Grayville school board and was
named Grayville Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1982.
Survivors include his wife, Emma Orr of Grayville; two sons, Robert Orr and
his wife, Pam, of Albion, and Philip Orr of Grayville; three daughters,
Nancy Adams and her husband, Michael, of Killeen, Texas, Mary Weber and her
husband, Jeff, of Manteno, and Carol Jackson and her husband, Glenn, of Mt.
Erie; one brother, Forrest Orr and his wife, Ruth, of Evansville, Ind.; 11
grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Minnie Orr; a brother,
Carroll Orr; and two sisters, Wanda and LaJune.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Cook Funeral Chapel
in Grayville. Funeral is at 10 a.m. Saturday at Cook Funeral Chapel in
Grayville, with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Wed Feb 10, 2010
Grayville, Ill. -
Nettie Tina Edwards, 95, formerly of Grayville, died Wednesday, Feb. 10,
2010, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
She was born March 22, 1914, in Hoffman, Okla., the daughter of Lonnie and
Jane (Benefield) Grogan. She was married to Leland S. Edwards on Feb. 26,
1936, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 1985.
Nettie was a homemaker and member of First Christian Church in Grayville.
She was a member of the Eastern Star and enjoyed crafts, sewing and cooking.
Survivors include her son, Ted Edwards and his wife, Beatrice, of
Evansville, Ind.; three grandchildren, Karen Sallee, Susie Taylor and Tracy
Parker; five great-grandchildren, Jeff Sallee, Curtis Sallee, Krista Sallee,
Jeremy Edwards and Magin Edwards; and six great-great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Lonnie and Jane Grogan; her
husband, Leland Edwards; a son, Ben Edwards; four brothers, William, Jess,
Andrew and Monroe; and three sisters, Betty, Mary and Beulah.
Visitation and funeral service is Friday, Feb. 12, 2010, at Cook Funeral
Chapel in Grayville. Visitation is at 10 a.m. and continues until funeral
time at noon. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Tue Feb 09, 2010
Maryville, Tenn. -
Ethel E. Gerkin completed her faithful service on earth as a minister's
wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother on Feb. 9, 2010 in
Her life's journey began Nov. 2, 1914 in Enfield, Ill. She was the final
surviving child of the Jacob and Hattie Ehrhardt family. She assisted her
husband, Rufus G.D. Gerkin, during 66 years of marriage and ministry to
Christian Churches in Indiana and Illinois.
The Gerkins retired to a residence in Seymour, Tenn. in 1999 and became
members of Seymour Heights Christian Church. They received the 2005
Distinguished Service Award from Johnson Bible College in Knoxville.
Following the March 2007 passing of Rufus, Ethel became a resident of
Fairpark Healthcare Center. Her special interests included playing piano,
singing, sewing and gardening. Her first son, David, and his wife, Pat, both
preceded her passing. Her daughter, Donna Sue (Robert) Berry of Seymour, and
son, Don (Bonnie) of Atwood, Ill., grieve her passing.
Grandchildren include Steve (Adriana), Jeff (Elizabeth) and Pam (Todd)
Callahan of son David; Cindy (Phillip) McRary and Tim (Stephanie) Berry of
daughter Donna Sue; and David, Joshua, Jenni (Trevor) and Brandon of son
Don. Great-grandchildren are Kyle, Beth Anne and Samuel McRary; Harrison,
Sonora and Gretta Berry; Jake and Jaxson Callahan; Meredith and Alex Gerkin;
and Amanda and Daniel Gerkin.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to
the Rufus and Ethel Gerkin scholarship fund at Johnson Bible College,
Family will receive friends at Atchley Funeral Home, Seymour on Wednesday,
Feb. 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m., with a brief service at 8 p.m. with Dr. David
Eubanks officiating. Final committal will take place in Carmi. Arrangements
by Atchley Funeral Home, 122 Peacock Court, Seymour, TN 37865, 865-577-2807
White County, Illinois Genealogy Group
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