Haleen Oldham

ELDORADO - Haleen (Gray) Oldham, 50, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, in Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Little Chapel Church in Harrisburg, with the Rev. Jeff Rush and the Rev. Ed Nenonen officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery in Walpole Community. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

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Bill Parent

ZEIGLER - Bill Parent, 83, of Zeigler passed away at 5:18 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.

Bill was born June 17, 1924, in Herrin to Joseph B. and Sarah Blanche (Roberts) Parent.

He married Viola Geraldine "Geri" Fife on Dec. 18, 1948, in West Frankfort. She preceded him in death May 28, 2007.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Lee and Donald L. Krump of Gig Harbor, Wash.; a granddaughter, Jennifer Lee Krump of San Francisco, Calif.; a brother, Glenn Parent of Marion; and a sister, Pauline Leeper of Herron.

His parents and a brother, Lambert Parent, also preceded him in death.

Mr. Parent served his country during World War II with the 33rd Infantry Division and was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with two Bronze Battle Stars, two Purple Hearts, the Combat Infantry Badge, the Philippines Liberation Medal with one Bronze Star and three Overseas Service Bars. He was a member of the Zeigler American Legion, Patrick McClellan Post 177 (past Commander and Adjutant), the DAV and the Herrin VFW.

He was also a member of Zeigler Masonic Lodge and Swords of Bunker Hill. He was a retired Zeigler mail carrier and former secretary of the local National Association of Mail Carriers. He served on the Zeigler Planning Commission and was a member of the Zeigler Civil Defense. Bill was a member and former trustee of the Zeigler Eagles Lodge.

Services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, in Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler, with Brother Donald Wright officiating. Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Burial with military graveside services, courtesy of the Zeigler American Legion, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Parent may be made to the Zeigler American Legion. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

For more information or to sign the online register book, visit www.vantreasefuneralhome.com.

Doug Rice

BENTON - Doug Rice, 64, died at 11 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in Franklin Hospital in Benton.

Arrangements are incomplete at Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton.

Bervis Smith

DU QUOIN - Bervis Smith, 80, died at 1:52 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2007, in Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin, with the Rev. Joseph Edmondson officiating.

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Richard Hunt

MOUNT VERNON - Richard A. Hunt, 82, died at 12:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, at Mount Vernon Healthcare.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, in the chapel at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Woodlawn, with the Rev. Brad Henson officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. at the chapel.

Memorials may be made to West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church.

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Owen Kean

KARNAK - Lt. Col. Owen Kean Jr. USAF (Ret.), 82, of Little Rock, Ark., formerly of Karnak, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2007.

Services with military honors will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Masonic Cemetery in Belknap, with the Rev. Alan Milligan officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care of Little Rock.

Adelaide Jones

ALTO PASS - Adelaide Friese Jones, 97, formerly of Alto Pass, died at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, at her grandson's home in Altenburg, Mo.

Arrangements are incomplete at the Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Alto Pass.

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Dorothy Jane McAlpin

MARION - Dorothy Jane McAlpin, 82, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, in Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion, with the Rev. Gary Clark officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Dorothy was a homemaker. She was a member of 3rd Baptist Church, of Heartland Hospital Auxiliary and had volunteered at the Thrift Shoppe.

Dorothy was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Williamson County, the daughter of Roy and Hettie Lee (Beasley) Tanner. She married Virgil McAlpin on Oct. 19, 1946, in Arnold View and together they were blessed with over 35 years of marriage until his death Jan. 1, 1982.

She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, David and Debbie McAlpin of Marion and Rick and Vickie McAlpin of Marion; four grandchildren, Brad McAlpin of Marion, Bethany Ponivas and husband, Drew, of Columbus, Ga., Stacey Rix and husband, Ryan, of Marion and Janie Havens and husband, Chad, of Marion; one great-granddaughter, Loralie Rix; two sisters, Anna Bryan of Marion and Bonnie Johns and husband, Robert, of the Lake of Egypt; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Virgil Tanner.

Friends may sign the guest memorial register at www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.

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Maggie K. Lasley

CHARLESTON - Maggie Kathryn "First Class" Lasley, 24, passed away Monday, October 29, 2007, at her home in Nett Lake, Minn.

Maggie was born June 15, 1983, in Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark. She was the daughter of Kevin and Kathy (Friend) Lasley of Nett Lake, Minn., formerly of Charleston. She was named after her great-grandmother, Maggie Katherine (Weichman) Mehlberg, of Flanagan.

Maggie grew up in Charleston and graduated from Charleston High School in 2001. She was in National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society and Band Program at CHS. She was the drum major for the CHS band for two years. After graduating from high school, she was an AFS student in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina for one year. She then attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana majoring in Spanish and teaching English as an international language. She was active in Christian Campus Fellowship and volunteered at English Corner. She graduated from U of I in December of 2005. Maggie then moved back to Comodoro Rivadavia, where she taught at the Comodoro English Language Institute (CELI). She taught Sunday school at a local church in Comodoro. She returned to the United States in December of 2006. Maggie was a big fan of the Fighting Illini basketball team and football team. She loved wearing her orange and blue shirt and watching an Illini game with fellow fans, Paul and Lou Walters. Maggie enjoyed spending time with little children, both in Comodoro and most recently, Nett Lake. Visits from the kids at Nett Lake were great blessings to her. Maggie doted on her cat, Smokey, whenever she got the chance. She also was an avid reader. Above all else, Maggie loved her Lord and Savior Jesus, and His love shone through her and gave her great strength and peace.

She is survived by her parents, Kevin and Kathy of Nett Lake; 2 brothers, David and fiancée, Lindsey VanHyning, of Springfield and Scott of Nett Lake; one sister, Emily of Nett Lake; grandmother, Bev Friend of Gibson City; grandfather, Fred Friend of Pontiac; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Floyd and Vera Lasley of Carbondale.

Visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, at Nett Lake Baptist Church in Nett Lake, Minn. Services will be at 3 p.m. Friday in the church, with Pastor Greg Sexton officiating. The honorary bearers will be Alex Auffenorde, Kristina Sewell, Stacy Beever, Brittney Shick, Jenna Hartom, Shawn "Tarzan" Major, Jake Julkowski and Vern Connor. Music will be provided by Julie Whiteman and Dave and Cindy Cornell.

Memorial services will also be Thursday, Nov. 8, 2007, in Broadway Christian Church in Mattoon. There will be a dinner at 4 p.m., visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. and the service at 7 p.m. A family graveside service will be in Flanagan at a later date.

Memoriam donations may be sent to the Lasley family at P.O. Box 28, Nett Lake, MN, 55772. The family will set up memorials according to Maggie's wishes.

Funeral arrangements are with Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook, Minn.

Any condolences e-mailed to the funeral home at www.mlaker@accessmn.com, will be forwarded to the Lasley family.

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Hubert Malone, Jr.

PULLEYS MILL - Hubert Malone Jr., 66, passed away at 8:19 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, 2007, in the Blue Funeral Home in Marion with the Rev. John Burnett officiating. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Marion.

Hubert was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Paulton to Hubert and Ethel (Hill) Malone. He married Janet Hearn.

Survivors include his wife; daughter and son-in-law, Terri and Donnie Sanderson of Stonefort; sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Patty Malone of Stonefort and Tim and Wendy Malone of Pekin; seven grandchildren, Terra, Zachary, Samantha, Carlys, Kurtis, Keeley and Kole; one great-grandchild, Ariel; sisters and brother-in-law, Barbara and Ray Lowrance of Goreville and Opal Osborne of Alvarado, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Lee Malone of Linton, Ind.; three half-sisters; special niece, Lindsey McClerren; and several other nieces and nephews.

Hubert retired as a coal miner from Eagle 2 Mine. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1602. His hobbies were auctions and tractors.

For more information or to sign the register book, visit www.bluefuneralhome.com.

Wayne Adams

THOMPSONVILLE - Wayne Adams, 64, died at 3:25 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in Franklin Hospital in Benton.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, in Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia, with the Rev. Roger Marvel officiating. Burial will be in Tates Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at the funeral home.

Wayne was the owner of Adam's Fish Farm and enjoyed hunting, welding and spending time with family and friends.

He was born Feb. 4, 1943, in Saline County to Norman Adams and Opal (Williams) Adams Cook. He was married to Mattie (Diamond) Adams for 39 years.

Mr. Adams is survived by his wife; two sons, Mike Adams and wife, Nikki, of Marion and Levi Adams and wife, Susan, of Cabot, Ark.; two daughters, Dale McClure and husband, Mike, of Thompsonville and Bobbie Overturf of Thompsonville; sister, Fern Sanders and husband, Fred, of Marion; four grandchildren, Tiffani Manis and husband, Casey, of Thompsonville, Monica Swafford and husband, Chuck, of West Frankfort, John Kelso of Thompsonville and Jared Overturf of Thompsonville; and two great-grandchildren, James Manis and Anna Swafford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one older brother, Phillip Adams.

Ida Parks

WEST FRANKFORT - Ida Parks, 89, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at her home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Varis-Stone Funeral Home in West Frankfort.

Herbert John Bollman

STEELEVILLE - Herbert John Bollman, 93, died at 5:44 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in Sparta Community Hospital.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, in St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Wine Hill, with the Rev. Edwin A. Reuter and the Rev. Kathryn Bielfeldt officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, and from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville and from 12 to 1 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery Fund.

Mr. Bollman was a retired serviceman with Egyptian Electric in Steeleville. He was also a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

He was born July 15, 1914, in Campbell Hill to William and Olga Waltemate Bollman. He married Lillian A. Gerberding on May 15, 1943, in Post Oak.

He is survived by his wife; sons, Donald L. Bollman and wife, Beverly, of Rockwood and Leonard R. Bollman and wife, Peggy, of Clarksville, Ark.; daughter, Doris J. Soles and husband, Richard, of Waren, N.C.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Verna Thies of Sparta.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; two nieces; and one nephew.

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Norma Childers

MURPHYSBORO - Norma L. Childers, 85, passed away at 3:40 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, in Dutch Ridge Cemetery, with the Rev. Donald Grammer officiating. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. Pettett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Norma was born Dec. 26, 1921, in Murphysboro to Roy McDaniel and Myrtle (Henderson) Grammer.

Ms. Childers was a member of VFW Post 7190 Ladies Auxiliary in Murphysboro. She was a homemaker.

Norma is survived by three children, Sandra Jean Holliday of Murphysboro, Charlotte Stanton of Murphysboro and Fred L. Childers of Anna; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Ralph Grammer and Dale Grammer; and three half sisters, Nina Jones, Lawanda Turley and Lucille Christopher.

Scott Braden

BENTON - Scott Edward Braden, 47, died at 10:58 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, in Heartland Regional Center in Marion.

Scott was born in Franklin County on March 14, 1960, to Robert E. and Betty Elaine (Bozovich) Braden.

Scott worked as an auto body repairman for several years, then worked in the family business, which was sales of oil field bits. He loved to fish and was a friend to all. He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews.

He is survived by two daughters, Mindy Marie Braden and Heather Danielle Braden Davis; two grandchildren; three sisters, Roberta E. Sentel and husband, Kenneth, Jeanie A. Hoyle and husband, Kenneth and Tanya M. Mariano and husband, Charles; four brothers, Nick J. Braden, William E. Braden and wife, Charlene, Jeffrey A. Braden and Clarence B. Braden; several nieces and nephews; and his former wife and close friend, Robin Smith.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007 in the Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with the Rev. Mark Minor officiating. Burial will be in the Overturf Cemetery in Ewing. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Scott's memory may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Rita Brewner

DU QUOIN - Rita A. Brewner, 75, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, at her home.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Maxton Funeral Chapel in Du Quoin, with Monsignor Harry J. Jerome officiating. Burial will be in St. John's Catholic Cemetery in West Frankfort. Friends may call the funeral home after 9 a.m. Thursday.

Memorials may be made to Luke Hospice or Perry County Gold Plate.

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Mona Marcec

CARBONDALE - Mona Ruth Tomlinson Marcec, 72, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, at her home.

She was born Aug. 20, 1935, in Huntsville, Ala., to Erle R. and Pearl S. (Syler) Tomlinson.

Her devoted family includes her son, Steve Marcec of Carbondale, and his sons Tyler and Dylan of Henderson, Texas; her daughter, Megan Kircher and husband, David, and their sons Brian and Ryan of Yuma, Ariz.; her brother Earl Ripley Tomlinson II and wife, Pauline, of Murphysboro, and his son, Earl Ripley Tomlinson III and wife, Nikki; and one uncle, P. Howard Syler, of West Point, Ga.

While growing up in Huntsville, Ala., Mona fell in love with the planes that flew out of the Redstone Missile Center. Around the same time, she decided that one day she wanted to become a teacher.

She devoted 26 years of her life to teaching, earned her pilot's licenses and became a state finalist for NASA's "Teacher in Space" program, beginning a long association with NASA projects promoting aerospace education.

Her parents moved to Murphysboro, where Mona graduated from high school, then enrolled at Southern Illinois University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education. After marrying a fellow student, Andrew Marcec, the couple moved to the Chicago area where she began her teaching career in LaGrange Park.

She returned to Carbondale and completed a master's degree in education leadership in 1978 and taught for four years at SIU's University Lab School until it closed. In 1971 she moved to Carbondale Elementary School District 95, where she taught until retiring in 1990.

It was her personal goal to be the best teacher she could be and hoped her students would remember her class as the one where they learned the most. Mona was a passionate traveler and always returned to her classroom with extensive slide shows to share with her students.

She loved and cared for each of her third graders and would tell them once they had been a student of hers, they would be a little bit hers forever. Long after she retired her students and their parents stayed in touch.

She decided to apply for the "Teacher in Space" program and eventually became a state finalist for a spot on the ill-fated Challenger's 1986 flight. From that time she frequently attended NASA conferences and worked with their education unit to develop and promote space and aeronautics curriculum in schools nationwide.

In 1992 she was diagnosed with inflammatory carcinoma of the breast, a rare and lethal form of cancer. She survived the terminal diagnosis and was among the first to be given pioneering stem cell replacement therapy to fight the disease. However, in 2002 she was diagnosed with lymphoma.

During her lengthy illness, friends, family and parents of her students would drive her to St. Louis for her many treatments. She was always positive and viewed the trips as special opportunities to spend time on the road with friends.

Her enthusiastic and curious nature kept her busy with community involvement and she held committee and leadership positions in numerous organizations.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Chapter GX, P.E.O. Sisterhood, the Daniel H. Brush Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Ninety-Nines International, Southern Illinois University Alumni Association, Illinois Genealogical Society, Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame Selection Committee, the Illinois Retired Teachers' Association and the Carbondale Science Center, which she helped found. She also helped found the SIU Athletics Boosters' Club.

She was appointed by Gov. James Thompson to the Board of Aeronautical Advisors for the state of Illinois and was appointed by Mayor Helen Westberg to the Carbondale Bicentennial Commission.

She received a nomination for the A. Scott Crossfield Aerospace Education Teacher of the Year Award from the Illinois Division of Aeronautics and the Federal Aviation Administrator's "Championship" Award for Excellence in Aviation Education for the Great Lakes Region of the U.S.

After a trip to Scotland with a friend sparked Mona's interest in genealogy, she tackled her family's lineage, tracing all lines to 1800 and one line back to 1423. She was proud of the discovery that she was a direct descendant of Queen Isabella of Spain. In her genealogy work she discovered numerous family members around the country.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2007, in St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Carbondale, with Father David Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2007, at the Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home.

Memorials in Mona's memory may be made to the donor's choice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Geneva Wemmer

WEST CITY - Geneva Irene (Craig) Wemmer, 36, died at 12:12 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2007 at her home.

Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Cremation services will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home.

Adam Hartsock

EFFINGHAM - Adam R. Hartsock, 25, of Effingham, formerly of Pinckneyville, died at 12:49 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007, on Interstate 70 at Effingham from an auto accident.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.

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Edward McRoy

HERRIN - Edward McRoy, 80, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2007, in Bertrand Nursing Center in Bertrand, Mo.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in De Soto Cemetery, with Monsignor Ken Schaefer officiating. Military honors will be performed by the Herrin VFW and American Legion.

Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne Isaacs

BENTON - Wayne Marshall Isaacs, 75, died at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2007 at his home.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton, with Pastor John Overturf officiating. Burial will be in the Brady Cemetery in Akin. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

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George Klein

MARION - George Richard Klein, formerly of Burbank, died at 7:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2007, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion, with Father Richard Mohr officiating. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 1301 at the funeral home. Cremation and burial arrangements are pending. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Klein was a railroad dispatcher for 42 years. Before that, he served with the Marines during the end of World War II and the Korean War. He was also a member of the American Legion in Marion.

He was born July 4, 1929, in Logansport, Ind., to George and Virginia (Byerly) Klein. He married Joan Anderson on May 6, 1985, in Chicago.

He is survived by his wife; nine sons, Ret Klein of Denver, Colo., Daniel Klein and wife, Geogette, of Oakland, Joseph Klein of Oakland, Gerald Klein and wife, Sylvia, of Tinley Park, James Benca and wife, Connie, of St. Cloud, Fla., Richard Benca and wife, Cathy, of Lancaster, Ohio, Bill Benca of Memphis, Gary Benca and wife, Heeyun, of Memphis and Ren Benca of Nashville, Tenn.; six daughters, Kathy Sommer and husband, Roy, of Downers Grove, Debi Hechler of Daytona Beach, Fla., Regina Klein of Chicago, Gail Johnston of Reno, Nev., Betty Edwards of Reno and Jennifer Benca of Breman, Ohio; sister Lorraine Lennon of Lebanon, Tenn.; 32 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Joseph H. Klein.

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