103 Obits

2007-10-02T00:00:00Z 103 Obits The Southern
October 02, 2007 12:00 am

Sharon Bacon

WEST FRANKFORT - Sharon Bacon, 59, of West Frankfort, formerly of Bourbonnais and Chicago Heights, passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, in St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford while visiting her daughter. She was born Oct. 2, 1947, in Chicago Heights to Orlando and Lorraine (Forbes) Vitelli. She married William T. Bacon, to whom she had been married 29 years. He preceded her in death Jan. 8, 2007.

Survivors include her father, Orlando Vitelli of Chicago Heights; three sons, William Thomas Bacon III of Marion, Chris Bacon and wife, Tara, of Champaign and Terry Bacon of Michigan; two daughters, Tresa Bumgardner of Rockford and Patricia Bacon of Rockford; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and her mother-in-law, Viola Vene.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lorraine Vitelli; husband, William Bacon; a daughter, Rebecca Bacon; grandson, Jeremy Tennant; and a brother, Dennis Vitelli.

Sharon was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Mount Carmel Grammar School of San Rocco Parish in Chicago and Bloom Township High School also in Chicago Heights.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, in Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort, with Minister Gene Fox officiating. Burial will be in Tower Heights Cemetery in West Frankfort. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort.

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

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Wanda Elizabeth 'Betty' Atwood

DU QUOIN - Wanda Elizabeth "Betty" Atwood, 85, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2007, in Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville.

Betty had worked at Southern Illinois University in the geology department as a receptionist during the 1980s through the 1990s. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Du Quoin. She was a Sunday school teacher for Ruth Sunshine Class, choir member, member of WMU and served on many committees of the church.

She was born Oct. 14, 1921, in Du Quoin, the daughter of John and Wanda (Greene) Brake.

She married A.T. Atwood on Nov. 26, 1946, in First Baptist Church in Du Quoin, and he preceded her in death Oct. 16, 1984.

She is survived by one daughter, Cathy Daulby and husband, Bill, of Sebring, Fla.; two sons, Tom Atwood and wife, Sally, of Edwardsville and Bill Atwood and wife, Reagen, of Chicago; one brother, John "Sonny" Brake of Bowling Green, Mo.; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one stepson, Bob Atwood; and one sister, Mary Jane.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, in First Baptist Church in Du Quoin, with the Rev. Steve Bareis officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin and from 9 until 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

Friends may make memorials to First Baptist Church in Du Quoin. Memorials 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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Terry Lewis Brown

HARRISBURG - Terry Lewis Brown, 64, of Springfield, died at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, in Memorial Medical Center.

Survivors include his three daughters, Candice Seward and husband, Jesse, of Billings, Mont., Tracy Silliman and husband, Harold, of Jonesboro and Sherry Chrisman and husband, Richard, of Eldorado; six grandchildren, James Robert Daniels, Megan Lee Silliman, Ian Scott Taylor, Travis Wayne Seward, Joseph Ray Chrisman and Garrett Lewis Seward; and one half brother, Larry Brown of Pontiac, Mich.

He was a United States Air Force veteran and member of American Legion Post 32.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, in Camp Butler National Cemetery, where the United States Air Force will conduct military honors. Visitation will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield.

Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans.

He was born March 12, 1943, in Harrisburg to Lewis Cleamon and Wilma Sue Abell Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.

He was a resident of Springfield for past 15 years and was previously from the Southern Illinois area.

He was retired from Southern Illinois University in 1987 as a computer operator and also worked for the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Mary Ketteman

MOUNT VERNON - Mary M. Ketteman, 87, of Newbaugh, Ind., formerly of Mount Vernon, died at 11:28 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, in Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newbaugh, Ind.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton, with the Rev. Eddie Paul Davis. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Little League Programs of Mount Vernon.

Lola Collier

HARRISBURG - Lola Bernice Collier, 86, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at her son's residence in St. Joseph, Mo.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Reed Funeral Chapel, with burial in Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Marie Price

HARRISBURG - Marie (Walker) Price, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Reed Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Buddy Sork officiating and the Rev. Gary Graves will assist. Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Earl Killman

METROPOLIS - Earl Killman, 93, died at 10:35 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, in Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home, with the Rev. Louis Brinker and Pastor Larry Welsh officiating. Burial will be in Metropolis Memorial Gardens, with military rites by the American Legion. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

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Louise Boyd

ANNA - Dorothy Louise Boyd, 98, died at 6:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. She was born April 24, 1909, in Dongola, the daughter of Clarence and Fannie Collins Henley.

She married Carl W. Boyd on April 17, 1937, in Balcom, and he preceded her in death Sept. 26, 2003.

Mrs. Boyd is survived by two children, a daughter, Nancy Warren and husband, William, of Corvallis, Ore., and a son, Tom Boyd and wife, Pamela, of Hawthorn Woods; a sister, Henryetta Knobel of Kirkwood, Mo.; five grandchildren, Heather Mannion and husband, John, David Warren and wife, Kelly, Tim Boyd, Jake Boyd and Mary Claire Boyd; three great-grandchildren, Katie Mannion, Emily Mannion and William D. Warren; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Henry Noble; husband, Carl W. Boyd; and a sister, Artie Frances Henley.

Mrs. Boyd loved her family, enjoyed life and had a good sense of humor. She was very fond of her community in and around Anna. At the age of 95, she won an essay contest with the assigned subject, "What My Community Means to Me." Her education began at Balcom School, continued with graduation from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School in 1926 and was followed by two years at Southern Illinois Normal University in Carbondale. She began teaching in Pittsburg and taught for several years before interrupting her career to marry Carl W. Boyd, a fruit grower near Anna. She resumed her career during the late '50s in a fourth grade classroom at Lincoln School in Anna and retired in 1972. During this period of time, she completed her bachelor's degree in education from SIU in 1963. Her lifelong determination and love of poetry were both evident with the words she was so fond of saying, "Get a degree by '63."

Mrs. Boyd was a member of First Baptist Church of Anna, a member of the A-J Woman's Club and an honorary member of Anna-Jo Garden Club.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, in Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna. Burial will be in Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

To pay tribute to Mrs. Boyd's lifelong love of reading, the family asks that donations be made to Stinson Memorial Library, 409 S. Main St., Anna, IL 62906. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Lucille Henry

ANNA - Lucille M. Henry, 93, of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Anna, died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, in Ormond Beach, Fla.

Arrangements are incomplete at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Anna.

James Stegle

ANNA - James Charles Stegle, 81, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, in City Care Center in Anna.

Arrangements are incomplete at Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Cobden.

James Williams

MARION - James Williams, 64, died at 11:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2007, at his home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home.

Eva J. Serena

WEST FRANKFORT - Eva J. Serena, 84, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, IN Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, in Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Paul Burbank officiating. Burial will be in Maplewood Cemetery in Marion. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Eva was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Saline County to Ira V. and Elsie (Frazier) Sharpe. She married Paul Spiller, and he preceded her in death. She then married Raymond Serena, and he also preceded her in death.

She is survived by three sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Edward LaRue of Eldorado, Sue and Kenneth Stamper of Crown Point, Ind., and Connie and John Fisher of Marion; and special nephew and spouse, George "Vic" and Beverly Sharpe of Medaryville, Ind.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; and two brothers, Theron and Glen Sharpe.

Eva was a homemaker and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

She was a member of West Frankfort American Legion, VFW and Elks.

William Odom

DU QUOIN - William E. Odom, 81, died at 10:49 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, in Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.

Arrangements are incomplete at Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.

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Opal L. McBride

MURPHYSBORO - Opal L. McBride, 90, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, in Pettett Funeral Home, with the Rev. Shaker Samuel officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Murphysboro.

Opal was born July 25, 1917, in Oraville to Raymond Arendell and Ruth (Will) Arendell.

She had worked as a taper and a cement sprayer at the former Brown Shoe Company in Murphysboro.

Mrs. McBride was a member of First Baptist Church in Murphysboro. She had also been a machine quilter for 20 years.

Opal married Harold McBride on Nov. 18, 1938, in Jackson, Mo., and he preceded her in death May 26, 2005.

Other survivors include two children and their spouses, Tom and Barbara McBride of Murphysboro and Phyllis and Larry Lavender of Arvada, Colo.; three grandchildren and their spouses, Steve and Audra McBride, Sherri and Dale Schimpf and Kathy and Wayne Holverson; two stepgrandsons, Clint Hurst and Clay Hurst; three great-grandchildren, Koral Ann McBride, Connor McBride and Carleigh Schimpf; and two brothers, Albert Arendell of Modesto, Calif., and Walter Arendell of Springville, Calif.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Earl Arendell and her parents.

Charles Edward Williams

CARBONDALE - Charles Edward Williams, 49, died at 11:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at home in Carbondale.

He was born Friday, April 4, 1958, in East St. Louis, Mo., to Charley Williams and Della B. Beisner Williams.

He is survived by a son, Dustin A. Diement of Red Bud; brother, Jim Beisner and wife, Carolyn, of Pinckneyville; and sisters, Ruby House and husband, Kenny, of Galatia, Madeleine Williams of Murphysboro and Helen Mathis and husband, Steve, of Olive Branch, Miss.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He did maintenance for Lewis Park Apartments in Carbondale.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, in Wilson's Funeral Home in Ava, with the Rev. Ron Heiman officiating. Burial will be in Ava Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 pm. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007, and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to the family.

Raymond Bert

CHESTER - Raymond Bert, 67, of Cartersville, Ga., formerly of Chester, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at his home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Chester.

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Edward L. Dierks

PERCY - Edward L. Dierks, 72, died at 12:26 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, in Imperial, Mo.

He was born Tuesday, Nov. 27, 1934, in Campbell Hill to Fred Dierks and Bernice Koehn Dierks.

He married Myrna Lea Bierman on April 7, 1956, in Peace Lutheran Church in Steeleville. She preceded him in death July 28, 1999.

Survivors include daughters, Jean Ellen Sims and husband, Michael, of Imperial, Mo., Diana Lynn Shields and husband, Bradley, of Cobden and Cheryl Ann Feinsilver and husband, Jon, of Canon City, Colo.; five grandchildren, Darin Michae1l and Dylan Edward Sims, Brandon Allen and Nicole Lynn Shields and Cole Jarrod Feinsilver; and brother, Walter Dierks of Denver, Colo.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Point and UMWA Local 1392. He was retired from Arch of Illinois Coal Mine.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, in Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Point, with the Revs. Tim B. Zechiel and Dennis Schmidt officiating. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007, and from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday at Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund.

Joan Farren

GOREVILLE - Joan Farren, 58, died in the afternoon Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville.

Garnett Cochran

HERRIN - Garnett Leo Cochran, 86, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, in V.A. Medical Nursing Center in Marion.

Arrangements are incomplete at Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville.

Dorothy Jones

PITTSBURG - Dorothy Jones, 82, died at 5:05 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, in Fountains Nursing Home in Marion.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion, with the Rev. Don Colson officiating. Burial will be in Number Eight Cemetery in Pittsburg. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Maggie Cunningham

MOUNDS - Maggie Marie Cunningham, 95, of Mounds and Detroit, Mich., died at 9:07 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, 2007, at the home of her sister, Merle Wilson.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Second Ebenezer Baptist Church in Detroit. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, with the Rev. Dr. Edgar Vann officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

Massie Funeral Home in Mounds is in charge of arrangements.

Linda Reed

MURPHYSBORO - Linda Kay Reed, 49, died at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, in Murphysboro.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Crain Cemetery in Raddle, with the Rev. Peggy Camp officiating. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. at Pettett Funeral Home in Murphysboro.

Jewel Brown

WEST FRANKFORT - Jewel Marie Brown, 86, of Springfield, formerly of West Frankfort, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, at her daughter's residence.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Stone Funeral Home in West Frankfort, with the Rev. John Hessel officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Bisch Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements.

Mary Franklin

MARION - Mary I. Franklin, 86, died at 3:55 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2007, in Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

Arrangements are incomplete at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home.

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