93 Obits

2007-09-03T00:00:00Z 93 Obits The Southern
September 03, 2007 12:00 am

Pat Hastings

PINCKNEYVILLE - Pat Hastings, 71, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at her home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Tena M. Quirin

HERRIN - Tena M. Quirin, 90, died at 12:05 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, in Herrin Hospital.

Mrs. Quirin formerly worked for Allen Industries in Herrin for 17 years and also had worked as a waitress and cashier in Anna and Chicago.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Herrin.

Tena was a descendent of the Revolutionary War Patriot, William Frogge, of Virginia.

She loved animals, birds, flowers, shopping and cooking. Her humor and love of life will be missed.

She was born April 23, 1917, in Wolf Lake to Arthur H. and Paralee R. (Ross) Frogge.

Tena was first married to James A. Rinehart in 1936, in Dongola. He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1971. She then married Frank Quirin on June 26, 1971, in Murphysboro. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marie and David Samuel of Carterville; three grandchildren, Jill Wagner of Herrin, Clint Samuel of Carterville and Jed Samuel of Carterville; and three great-grandchildren, Tom and Joe Wagner of Herrin and Kaydie Samuel of Carterville.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; a daughter, Rita Christine Rinehart; great-grandson, Jacob James Samuel; four brothers, Homer, Tiffin, Woodrow and Jasper Frogge; two sisters, Mollie Rhodes and Olivia Smith; and a beloved niece, Vera Norton.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at Herrin City Cemetery, with the Rev. Ed Hoke officiate. Visitation will be from 1 to 1:45 p.m. at the Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin.

The family requests that memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois 204 Halfway Rd., Marion, IL or to Free Again, Inc., 4031 Big Muddy Rd, Carterville, IL 62918.

The family would like to extend their appreciation and thanks to the nurses of TIP/VNA for their help in allowing her to stay in her home in the last few months, Helia Health Care and the Herrin Hospital, Dr. Dennon Davis and nurses for their compassionate care and concern for their mother.

To leave an on-line message of condolence, visit www.meredithwaddell.com.

Wilma Mastroddi

ELKVILLE - Wilma I. Havens Mastroddi, 88, died at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, in Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.

Wilma was a homemaker and had worked at Luster Corporation for 30 years.

She was a member of Elkville Christian Church and Winnebago Winnies.

She was born July 18, 1919, in Murphysboro, the daughter of Cornelious Henry and Elona (Bretch) Underwood.

She married James D. Havens in 1934, and he died in 1991. She then married Kenneth Mastroddi in 1992, and he died Dec. 1, 2005.

She is survived by four children, Sharon Spurlock of Potomac, Sandra Phillips of Elkville, Sheila Tow of Elkville and Sonja Alvis and husband, John, of Elkville; three sisters, Nina Martin of Elkville, Freida Meyers of Freeburg and Helen Perryman of Elkville; two brothers, William Underwood and Herbert Underwood both of Royalton; 13 grandchildren, David Harrison, Kevin and Denise Harrison, Donnie and Lala Harrison, Jan and Wanda Phillips, Cindy Deleon, Damon and Debbie Havens, Mark Havens, Jean Ann and David Heath, Jeana Ellis, Randy Spurlock, Stephanie Alvis, Tracy Freckleton and Michael Tow; 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; son, Clifford Havens; daughter-in-law, Shirley Havens; son-in-law Dean Spurlock; brother, Cornelious H. Underwood, Jr.; infant brother, Charles; and infant sister, Wanda.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Elkville Christian Church, with Brothers Gary Pruitt, Jerry Aken and Ron Kreid officiating. Burial will be in Blairsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Elkville Christian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For additional information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.searbyfuneralhomes.com.

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Hazel G. Travelstead

MARION - Hazel G. Travelstead, 91, passed away at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2007, in Fountains Nursing Home in Marion.

Hazel was born Jan. 1, 1916, in Creal Springs, the daughter of Sam and Ida (Newbold) Taylor. She married Carl Travelstead in Creal Springs on March 4, 1933. Together, they shared 55 years of marriage, until his death April 8, 1988.

Mrs. Travelstead was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion.

She was also a member of Marion Senior Citizens. She enjoyed cooking and crocheting but mostly loved all activities with her family.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy and Jeff Ray of Marion; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Travelstead of Marion; three granddaughters, Tina and Doug Grounds of West Frankfort, Beth and Glen Weeks of Collinsville and Jana and Kent Groh of Cave Creek, Ariz.; one grandson, Brad and Tonya Odum of Mount Vernon; eight great-grandchildren, Lauren Grounds of Tampa Bay, Fla., Ashton Grounds of West Frankfort, Christine and Chad Weeks of Collinsville, McKenna and Presley Groh of Cave Creek, Ariz., and Quaid and Kennedi Odum of Mount Vernon; and several nieces and nephews.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; and one son, Bill Travelstead.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, in Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at the funeral home.

For those who prefer, memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church or American Heart Association. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home; P.O. Box 39; Marion, IL 62959.

For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

Cora Sweet

HERRIN -Cora Sweet, 92, passed way after a long illness, at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, 2007, in Herrin Hospital.

She was born Nov. 2, 1914, in Herrin.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, in Church of God, with the Rev. J.K. Tiffin and the Rev. Don Colson officiating. Burial will be in Hurricane Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2007, at the church.

She was a housewife and homemaker. She was a member of Church of God in Herrin.

Survivors include a brother, Virgil Whitecotton of Herrin; son, Maurice Ray Sweet of Herrin; nieces, Brenda Rice and Rhonda Fitzpatrick; nephew, Marty Price; several other nieces and nephews; and very good friend, Patricia Sanders.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary (Walker) Whitecotton; father, George Whitecotton; husband, Bernie Sweet; daughter, Marilyn Sweet; sisters, Doris Price, Gertie Whitecotton and Lillie Whitecotton; and brothers, George Whitecotton, Albert Whitecotton, Elbert Whitecotton and Robert Whitecotton.

View and sign the register book at www.vannattafh.com.

Bobby Morehead

BOAZ - Bobby G. Morehead, 72, died at 8:35 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, at his home.

There will be no services or visitation.

Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak is in charge of arrangements.

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Jerry Simpson

BROOKPORT - Jerry L. Simpson, 78, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, 2007, in Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Weaver Creek Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tony Wayne Harris officiating. Burial will be in Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church.

Michael Bayer

EQUALITY - Michael E. Bayer, 63, died at 8:35 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, in Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Equality, with Father Marc Stec officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. at Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality.

Kristina Stacey

DU QUOIN - Kristina L. Stacey, 46, died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, in Marshal Browning Hospital.

Funeral Arrangements are pending at the Searby Funeral Home.

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Herman McKenzie

VIENNA - Herman McKenzie, 92, died at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at his home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at Pleasant Ridge Church, with the Rev. Richard Bundren officiating. Burial will be in Bridges Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Hill Christian Youth Camp.

Bailey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Kaydence Rhainn Bowers

BENTON - Kaydence Rhainn Bowers, was stillborn Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. She is survived by her parents, Eric and Heather Bowers of Benton; brothers, Ian Bowers and Justin Kulich of Benton; maternal grandparents, Dale and Ellen Schaffer of Benton; paternal grandparents, Floyd and Velma Bowers of West Frankfort; and numerous aunts, uncles and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Devon and Gabriel Bowers.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park in Murphysboro.

Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Geneva Lonas

MOUNT VERNON - Geneva I. Lonas, 82, died at 11:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, in Crossroads Community Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, at Hughey Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kent McDermott officiating.

Burial will be in East Hickory Hill Cemetery in Jefferson County. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to First Church of God in Mount Vernon.

Della Carlton

VIENNA - Della Mae Carlton, 98, died at 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, in Metropolis Heath Care Center.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mount Zion Baptist Church near Buncombe, with the Revs. Jim Shipley and Floyd Stout officiating. Burial will be in Vienna Fraternal Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Monday, at Bailey Funeral Home and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Mount Zion Baptist Church.

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Wendell Hastings Sr.

MARION - Wendell Hastings Sr., 71, of Dongola, formerly of Marion, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, in Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.

Wendell was born Sept. 14, 1935, in Paulton to Irvan E. and Susie (Klope) Hastings.

He married Barbara Peters on July 5, 1962 in Marion. She survives him in Dongola.

He retired from Jordan's Construction.

He is survived by wife, Barbara Hastings, of Dongola; son, Wendell Hastings, Jr., of Dongola; grandchildren, Michelle Marquet and husband, Jarod, of Lone Oak, Ky., Melanie Hastings of Dongola and Nathan Hastings of Dongola; great-grandchildren, Aiden Marquet of Lone Oak, Ky., Isabella Marquet of Lone Oak, Ky., Skylar Marquet of Lone Oak, Ky., sister and brother-in-law, Loretta and Roger Coble of St. Charles; sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Audrey Horn of Virginia; sister, Joyce Bolton of Virginia, brother-in-law, Wayne Peters of Anna; brother-in-law, Dallas Peters and wife, Barbara, of Elburn; brother-in-law, Charles Peters of Dongola; sister-in-law, Janet Guth and husband, Galen, of St. Charles; sister-in-law, Linda Martinez and husband, Sergio, of St. Charles; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Sherry Lynn Hastings; and brother, Thomas Hastings.

Services will be at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral home, with the Rev. Shorty Alsip officiating. Burial will be in Davis Prairie Cemetery. An hour of gathering will be from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2007, at the funeral home.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.hughesfuneralhome.com.

Stephen Young

WATERLOO - Stephen Dennis Young, 37, died on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2007, as a result of a motorcycle accident.

Arrangements are pending at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home.

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