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Elaine Foster, Carmi, November 30, 2015
Elaine Foster, 70, of Carmi, passed away on Monday, November 30, 2015 at
7:35 a.m. at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, IN. She was born on
October 21, 1945 in Carmi, IL, the daughter of William Leonard and Alberta
(York) Foster. Elaine graduated from Carmi Township High School in 1963.
She was the director at Carmi Public Library for 46 years and a member of
Enfield General Baptist Church.
She is survived by her sister, Emilie Foster of Carmi; two nephews, Charlie
and Michael David; two great-nieces, Makayla and Paisley David; a
great-nephew, Andrew David; cousins, Greg (Karen) Ulery, Kathy Jo
Wright-Blakemore and Mike and Scott Wright; and extended family, Debbie and
Rick Duckworth, Mike and Joie Jordan. She was preceded in death by her
parents; and a brother-in-law, Coy David.
Memorial services for Elaine Foster, 70, of Carmi, will be on Saturday,
December 5, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi. Friends
may call on Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Burial will be
in White County Memorial Garden near Carmi.
Memorial gifts may be given in Elaine's name to the Carmi Public Library and
will be accepted at the funeral home.
Obituary from Campbell Funeral Home website..
Florence "Fern" Hon Fought, Ft. Myers & formerly of Carmi, November 29, 2015
Florence "Fern" Hon Fought, 87, of Ft Myers, Florida and formerly of Carmi,
passed away Sunday, November 29, 2015. She was born August 18, 1928 in Pond
Creek, Wayne Co, IL, the daughter of Joseph Thomas and Florence Belle
(Pollard) Harris. Fern married Albert Hon on March 8, 1947 and he preceded
her in death on May 10, 1990. She later married Floyd Fought on October 12,
2000 and he survives.
Fern worked for many years at First Bank in Carmi and retired there, as
cashier, after many years of loyal service. She was a member of First
Baptist Church in Carmi and a lifetime member of the Eastern Star. Fern was
a gifted artist and until her health failed, spent many hours in this
pursuit. She was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed the birds at Shell Point,
Ft. Myers, Florida, where she had made her home for the past 25 years.
Fern is survived by her brother, Joseph Laverne Harris of Sun Lake, Arizona;
five nieces, Shirley (Pud) Runyon of Olney, Debbie (Hal) Bryant of Norris
City, Jo Ann Harris of Chandler, Arizona, Donna Daffendoll of Evansville,
In, and Lockye (Dan) Drone of Carmi; two nephews, Ron Johnson of Mill Shoals
and Terry Harris of Tule Lake, California; and two sisters-in-law, Verniece
"Peg" Harris and Nola Johnson both of Mill Shoals. Also surviving are three
stepsons, Steve (Cindy) Fought of Huntington Beach, California, Tim (Marcia
Harris) Fought of Portland, Oregon and Dan (Lori) Fought of Kerman,
California; a stepdaughter, Marilyn Morris of Stockton, California; one
special step granddaughter, Kaitlyn Fought of Kerman, California and
numerous great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Ray Harris; a sister, Reba Hast; and
three nephews, Mike Johnson, Tom Harris, and Doug Scudamore.
Funeral services for Florence "Fern" Hon Fought, 87, of Ft. Myers and
formerly of Carmi, will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. at
Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi with Rev. Luke Raczykowski officiating,
Interment will be at Burnt. Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday,
from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions made be made in her memory to the Baptist Children's
Home in Carmi and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi.
Dr. John A. Stricklin
(August 30, 1923 - November 17, 2015)
Dr. John A. Stricklin, 92, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, November 17,
2015, at his home. He was born August 30, 1923, in Carrier Mills, Illinois,
the son of Henry J. and Beulah (Miller) Stricklin. He was married to Anne
Louise (Voth) Stricklin, and she preceded him in death on February 25, 2006.
He graduated from Harrisburg High School when he was 17 and attended
Southern Illinois University and The George Washington University until his
entry into World War II in 1941. He entered the Navy and was granted a
military scholarship. It was through his military scholarship that he
completed his undergraduate degree at Brown University in Rhode Island and
medical school at the University of Illinois. He graduated from medical
school in 1948 and interned at Mercy Hospital in New Orleans, LA. It was in
New Orleans that he married Anne Louise Voth on July 31, 1948.
Having been educated by the Armed Forces, he was called to active duty
during the Korean War. He served as a Lieutenant, then Captain, from 1950 to
1952, and remained in the Air Force Reserve until 1954. John established his
medical practice in Carmi, IL, in 1950, and except for interruption caused
by his military service, practiced in Carmi until his retirement in 1986.
Many Carmi residents recall John showing up at the hospital in coveralls,
rubber boots and a rabbit skin hat. His passion was farming the acreage he
acquired near Norris City, IL, and emergency calls often found him there in
those boots and coveralls.
Survivors include son Dr. David (Joni) Stricklin of Carmi; daughters Jessica
(Robert) Disbrow of Decatur, Illinois, Vicki (John) Stockhowe of Herald,
Illinois; sister Betty M. Winokur of Iowa City, Iowa; grandchildren Brian
Mitchell, Amanda (Ryan) Busch, Kylene Stricklin, Molly (Steve) Burns; great
grandchild Anna Busch; niece and nephews Patricia (Tom Scholz) Winokur,
Thomas (Mary Ann) Winokur, and Ken (Jane Gilooly) Winokur.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife; and daughter Dana Mayer.
In keeping with Dr. Stricklin's wishes, his remains were cremated. A
visitation will be 1-3 pm, Saturday, November 21, 2015, at Cook Funeral
Chapel in Carmi. Private family burial with military rites will follow at
Memorials may be made to the Nature Conservancy and will be accepted at Cook
Obituary from Cook Funeral Chapel website..
Arlie Ray Hollon, 47, of Buckner, IL, passed away Saturday, November 21,
2015 at 11:58 a.m. in Buckner. He was born on February 14, 1968 in
Middletown, Ohio, the son of Willard and Lena (Kaluza) Hollon. Arlie
married Dorothy Goff on July 13, 1996. He was a truck driver.
Arlie is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hollon of Carmi; two daughters,
Patsy Hollon of West Frankfort and Erica Hollon of Norris City; four sons
and two daughters-in-law, David Hollon of West Frankfort, Jason and Amanda
Goff and Curtis Robertson all of Carmi and Sean and Lacy Michaels of San
Diego, CA; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Willard and Penny Hollon, Jr.
of Ohio, Melvin and Cheryl Lewis of Arkansas and Shaun and Angie Reynolds of
Burnt Prairie, IL; and four grandchildren, Madison Goff, Preston Baize,
Cameron and Constance Connady. He was preceded in death by his parents; and
a sister, Mary Jones.
Visitation for Arlie Ray Hollon, 47, of Buckner, IL, will be held on Friday,
November 27, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home
in Carmi who is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary from Campbell Funeral Home( in Carmi) website.
Bettye J. Scamahorn
(September 21, 1926 - November 18, 2015)
Bettye J. Scamahorn, 89, of Crossville, Illinois, died Wednesday, November
18, 2015, at New Harmony Health Care in New Harmony, Indiana. She was born
September 21, 1926, in Crossville, the daughter of John and Jessie Faye
(Hon) Bond. She was married to William W. Scamahorn, and he preceded her in
death in 1996.
Bettye was a member of the Crossville United Methodist Church where she
served as a Methodist Lay Speaker among other official capacities. She was a
past president of the Raintree Girl Scouts and worked in various oil related
positions including Platolene 500 and DiKor. She also worked at First
National Bank, Crossville Telephone Company, and Crooked Creek Antiques.
Bettye is probably best known from her most recent job as greeter at the
Carmi Wal-Mart Store. She enjoyed her family and her group of friends
affectionately known as "The Golden Girls".
Survivors include daughter Donna Whitley of Crossville; son Bill of Morgan,
Texas; grandchildren Amanda (Jason) Winter, Chad (Kerri) Whitley, Ashley
(Mike) McQuin, and Aaron Scamahorn; great grandchildren Layne Whitley,
Baileigh Whitley and Callie Winter.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother Richard Bond.
Visitation and funeral are Saturday, November 21, 2015, at the Crossville
United Methodist Church. Visitation is at 10 am, and funeral is at 12:00
noon. Burial is in Little Wabash Cemetery near Crossville.
Memorials may be made to the Harmony Health Care Activities Fund and will be
accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel, 101 Edgewood Lane, Carmi, Illinois 62821.
Cook Funeral Chapel of Crossville is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary from Cook Funeral Chapel website..
Lanita Bartley, Carmi, November 17, 2015
Lanita Bartley, 70, of Carmi, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at
12:58 a.m. at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. She was
born on October 11, 1945 in Elizabethtown, IL, the daughter of Roy and Lexie
(Dixon) Osborne. Lanita married Junior Ray Bartley on June 12, 1964 and he
preceded her in death March 11, 2000. She was a housekeeper at White County
Skilled Care Unit and attended Faith Tabernacle Church in Carmi.
Lanita is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Marilyn and Joseph
Chapman of Chicago and Sherri Gwaltney of Carmi; a sister, Loretta
Castleberry of Carmi; a brother, Dale Osborne of Carmi; two grandchildren,
Michael Gwaltney and Aeryn Chapman; and three brothers-in-law, Dennis
Bartley of Norris City, Sonny Bartley of Omaha and Gary Bartley of Carmi.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and four brothers,
William, Gary, Larry and Arthur Osborne.
Graveside funeral services and burial for Lanita Bartley, 70, of Carmi, will
be held on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at White County
Memorial Garden near Carmi. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery.
Campbell Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary from Campbell Funeral Home website..
Lola Joyce Rhodes Smith, age 82 of Albion died at her home where she lived
with her daughter and son in law on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Lola Joyce
was born on December 14, 1932 near Epworth. Her parents were the late
Willard F. and Lula (Ridenour) Ackerman. She was homemaker who was known
for her Homemade Bread, loved to sew, she loved to square dance and was a
member of the Shooting Stars Square Dance Club, volunteered for the needy
and help in her church. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in
Albion. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend and will
Lola is survived by a son, Joseph E. "Dusty" (Michelle) Rhodes, daughters,
Brenda (Terry) Moore, Lois (Rick) Mercer, Sharon (Craig) Whitler and
Rebecca(Robert Carpenter) Stanley. 10 grandchildren and 10 great
grandchildren. 1 Sister in law, Mrs. E. Wayne (Frances) Ackerman, 2
brothers, William (Pat) Ackerman, Kenneth (Patsy) Ackerman. She is
preceded in death by 6 brothers, 4 sister in laws and 1 brother in law, Fred
and Dorothy, James and Rosemary, Herbert and Helen, Howard and Wanda, E.
Wayne and Joseph A. and a sister Lulu and John Vinson.
Visitation for Lola will be on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 from 10:00AM to
12 Noon at the First Christian Church in Carmi and her funeral service will
immediately follow starting at 12 Noon at the church. Rev. Kirk Rowe will
officiate and her burial will follow in the Kuykendall Cemetery East of
Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway is entrusted with the arrangements where
you can send a word of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com
In lieu of flowers you can make a donation to the Alzheimers Disease
Obituary from Cox & Son Funeral Home website..
. Dwight Catlin
.The Carmi Times - Carmi, IL
Posted Nov. 16, 2015 at 8:30 AM
Updated Nov 16, 2015 at 8:31 AM
Dwight Catlin, 99, of Norris City passed away at 7:30 p.m., Friday, November
13, 2015 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. He was born in
White County, IL the son of the Rev. Otto Sampson and Stella Blanche
(Bryant) Catlin. Dwight worked at an ammunition plant in St. Louis during
World War II before working 45 years for Kirk Drilling where he was a
driller. He married Ruth V. Buttry on January 29, 1938 and she preceded him
in death on July 12, 2007. Dwight was a member of First Baptist Church in
Norris City and enjoyed fishing.
Dwight is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Stella and Paul Knowles of
Imperial Beach, CA; a son and daughter-in-law, Aubrey and Sue Catlin of
Carmi; six grandsons, Kevin, Karlton and Curtis Hutchinson and Brian, Mike
and Troy Catlin; along with several great and great-great grandchildren. He
was also preceded in death by two sisters, Blanche Heathcock and Beulah
Muriel Pool; a brother, Guthrie Catlin; a great-grandchild, Dakota
Hutchinson; and a great-great grandchild, Skylar Lee Johnson.
Funeral services for Dwight Catlin, 99, of Norris City will be at 3:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City. Burial
will be in Ditney Ridge Cemetery in Norris City. Friends may call at
Campbell Funeral Home in Norris City from 1:00 p.m. until service time.
Memorial contributions may be made in Dwight's memory to Wabash Christian
Retirement Center and will be accepted at Campbell Funeral Home.
Flora E. Sanders, age 87 of Norris City, IL died on Friday, November 13,
2015 in the Wabash Christian Center in Carmi after an extended illness.
Flora was born in New Haven on October 22, 1928 to the late Joseph and Laura
(Richards) Bates. In 1947 she was married to Carl Sanders who preceded her
in death in 2011.
Flora was a strong Christian woman and was a member of the Presbyterian
Church in Norris City. She loved to cook and was known for her uncanny
cooking skill in the microwave. She loved to visit friends and family and
will be missed by many. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and
Flora is survived by 3 sons, Lyndon (Donna) Sanders of Norris City, Darrell
Sanders of Evansville, IN and Bill (Lauar) Sanders of Newburgh, IN. 4
Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death also by,
4 Brothers, Thomas, Wilburn, Arthur and Jewell and 2 sisters, Pauline Cox
and Shirley Carney.
A graveside service will be on Monday, November 16, 2015 at the Union Ridge
Cemetery near New Haven. The service will start at 2:00 PM and those
attending should go directly to the Cemetery. Rev. Mike Fields will
officiate. Cox & Son Funeral Home, New Haven Chapel is entrusted with the
service and you may leave a note of comfort to the family at
Obituary from Cox & Son Funeral Home website
Louise Hertlein, Born: December 2, 1925, Death: November 9, 2015
Louise Hertlein, 89 of Carmi, passed away Monday morning November 9, 2015 at
Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. She was born December 2, 1925
the daughter of John and Mary (Hutchcraft) Zimmerman. She married Lewis
Hertlein on September 4, 1948 in Henderson, KY and he preceded her in death
on September 16, 2015.
Louise was a homemaker and retired from the telephone office. After retiring
she became very active in the Carmi American Legion Auxiliary. She was a
member of Emmanuel Methodist Church in Carmi.
She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Lyndel Brennan and Stella Whetstone
and numerous cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband
Lewis; and a brother, Shearl Zimmerman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday November 12, 2015 at
the Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi with burial in Maple Ridge
Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services.
Obituary from Stendeback Family Funeral Home website..
August 8, 1922 - November 4, 2015
Ruby Pauline Lewis 93 of rural Enfield, passed away at Enfield Healthcare &
Rehab Center on Wednesday afternoon, November 4, 2015. She was born on
August 8, 1922 in Mill Shoals Township, the daughter of Luke and Clemmie
(York) Foley. She married Merle Porter, who died in WWII, then to William L.
Lewis, who preceded her in death on March 10, 1996.
Ruby was a school teacher for many years at several different schools,
retiring from Washington Middle School in Carmi. She was a graduate of
Southern IL University, Carbondale, earning a B.S. and Indiana State
University, Terre Haute, earning a M.S. She was a homemaker and a wonderful
cook. She also had a "green thumb" with plants. She was a member of Enfield
United Methodist Church; Illinois & White County Retired Teachers
Association, southern IL Alumni Association and active in other community
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Darrell & Kay (Porter) Lindsey
of Alton, two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill & Karen Lewis of Enfield and
Brian & Sharon Lewis of Marion; seven grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rose Stewart & Vaudie Dosher of Enfield,
two sisters-in-law, Freda Foley of Mt. Vernon, IN and Effie Foley of Aurora,
IL; many nieces, nephews and other family members. She was preceded in death
by her parents, two brothers, Ross Foley & James Foley; two sisters,
Florence Foley and Margie Foley Fogelsanger; a daughter, Merle Ann Porter;
and 2 infant sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday November 8, 2015 at the
Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield with burial in Enfield Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home and also
from Noon until time of services on Sunday. Memorials are suggested to
Enfield Healthcare Center. Online condolences may be left at
Obituary from Stendeback Family Funeral Home website..
Carla Buchanan, 66, of Plano, TX, formerly of Mission, Kansas, passed away
peacefully Saturday afternoon October 3, 2015 due to Alzheimer's Disease.
Mrs. Buchanan was married to Dan Buchanan on May 15, 1995 in Carmi, IL.
Previously, they lived and worked in Prairie Mission, Kansas. Carla was a
member of The Lenexa, Kansas Optimist Club performing volunteer work and
received a Volunteer of the Year award. Carla enjoyed the companionship of
retired racing greyhounds, Image, Shadow, and Red. Carla also enjoyed
painting, gardening, travel, fine dining and trying out new restaurants were
She was the daughter of Clarence Arthur Williams and Verna Pearl
(Callicotte) Williams. She graduated from Illinois State University, Normal,
with a Bachelor of Science in Education, majoring in Psychology. Carla
worked most of her life as an Information Systems consultant for McDonnell
Douglas, IBM, EDS and NAIC. She received the National Emphasis Award for
work on one of the first high speed imaging system in the country and
subsequently was recruited for IBM's National Image Consulting Group.
Surviving Mrs. Buchanan are her husband, Dan Buchanan, her sister, Lauren
Lesko, Rob and Kathleen Chapman (her niece) and their daughters, Isabelle
Chapman and Elena Chapman, Alex (her nephew) and Jen Lesko and their
children, Madison Chin, Madeline Lesko, and Peyton Chin and Mick (her
nephew) and Emily Lesko, and their children Tristan Lesko, Mickaela Lesko,
and Elijah Lesko.
Mrs. Buchanan was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Verna
Williams, and one brother, David Alan Williams.
The family would like to thank the staff of Brookdale@Creekside formerly
Emeritus@Creekside Memory Care Unit for their dedication and compassion. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Private family services will be held at Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.
The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com
White County, Illinois Genealogy Group
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