CARBONDALE - Tajuana Greer, 47, died at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Arrangements are incomplete at Jackson Funeral Home of Carbondale.
CARTERVILLE - George Newbold, 84, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in VA Medical Center in Marion.
Private graveside services will be conducted at a later date. Interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Herrin.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice and will be accepted at Van Natta Funeral Home, 427 S. Park Ave., in Herrin.
Mr. Newbold served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was the son of Guy and Myrtle Newbold.
He is survived by his favorite sister-in-law, Jane Newbold of Herrin; several cousins, nieces and nephews; special friends, Julie and Brad McCamish of Carterville; and his dog, P.J.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack and Tom Newbold; two sisters, Lovell Baudino and Mickey Chicon; and one infant sister.
Darrell Kempfer Sr.
CHESTER - Darrell G. Kempfer Sr., 65, died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in Memorial Hospital in Chester.
Arrangements are incomplete at Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester.
Billy Ray Bush
CARTERVILLE - Billy Ray Bush, 46, passed away peacefully in the morning Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at his home, surrounded by his family.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, in Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville, with Pastor Bob Wynn officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, American Cancer Society, or to Trent's College Fund in care of Old National Bank in Carterville. Envelopes will be available at the cemetery.
Riggin-Pillatsch and Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements.
Billy was born April 18, 1962, in Carbondale to Billy G. and Ruby E. (Kessel) Bush.
He is survived by his wife of 18 years, Dawn; son, Trent Bush of Carterville; daughter, Shauna Bush of Evansville; parents, Bill and Ruby Bush of Carterville; three sisters and their husbands, Michelle and George Sullivan of Marion, Mary Ann and Vic Richey of Plano, Texas, and Melinda and Scott Shelton of New Burnside; two brothers and their wives, Mike and Janice Bush and David and Julie Bush, all of Carterville; two grandchildren, Alyssa and Luke; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many, many friends.
Billy was preceded in death by his brother, Tommy Bush.
He worked as a heavy equipment operator for county government in Indiana.
To view this obituary and sign the register book, visit www.rigginpillatschburkefh.com.
Glenna B. Nehrkorn
PINCKNEYVILLE - Glenna Blanche Nehrkorn, 75, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
Glenna was born March 27, 1933, in Pinckneyville, a daughter of Homer and Blanche (Keene) Hammack. She was united in marriage to Loyd Eugene "Gene" Nehrkorn on Sept. 9, 1953, in Pinckneyville. He survives.
Glenna was an avid gospel and country music fan and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed camping, playing cards with her husband and friends and collecting antiques. She was a member of First Christian Church in Pinckneyville.
She is survived by her husband, Gene of Pinckneyville; one daughter, Jeanie Jenkel and husband Alan of Pinckneyville; two sons, Jeff Nehrkorn and wife Michelle of Tazewell, Va., and John Nehrkorn and wife Donita of Pinckneyville; one brother, Lowell Hammack of Clarksville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Justin Nehrkorn and wife Rindy of Marion, Jeremy Nehrkorn and Jordan Nehrkorn, both of Pinckneyville, Casey Nehrkorn of Elkville and Caleb Nehrkorn of Tazewell, Va.; three stepgrandchildren, Stefanie Moore, Andrew Moore and Zachary Buckman, all of Tazewell, Va.; and a host of nieces and nephews, numerous other relatives and great friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Betty Zimmerman and Corabelle Lowery.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, in Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville, with Brother Sam Eddy officiating. Interment will be in Galum Presbyterian Cemetery in Pinckneyville. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, and 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation or Pinckneyville Ambulance Service.
For more information or to sign an online guest register, visit www.pyattfuneralhome.com.
OZARK - Alice M. (Watkins) Reynolds, 75, died at 5 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, at her home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, with Brothers Stanley Watkins and Darrell Ford officiating. Burial will be in Reynoldsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Breast Cancer Foundation.
STEELEVILLE - Lela Bollmann, 97, passed away at 3:45 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in Three Springs Lodge in Chester.
Lela was born Oct. 20, 1911, in Percy, the daughter of Fritz and Dorothea (Meyerhoff) Schuette.
She married Wilbert E. Bollmann on June 1, 1941, in Steeleville. He passed away Oct. 9, 1984.
Lela was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Steeleville. She retired from Randolph County Care Center as a cook.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, several brothers and sisters.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, in Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville, with the Rev. Dr. Alan W. Janneke of St. Mark's Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in Paradise Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church Roof Fund or The Lutheran Hour.
To sign the guest book online, log onto www.wilsonsfuneralhome.net.
Sharlet E. 'Liz' Piper
DE SOTO - Sharlet E. "Liz" Piper, 75, died at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, in De Soto.
Liz was born Sept. 5, 1933, in Elkville, a daughter to the late Clifford E. Batteau Sr. and Helen Margaret (Carter) Batteau.
Liz was a member of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in De Soto. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Murphysboro and was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, De Soto Chapter and past Worthy High Priestess of the Order of the White Shrine, Carbondale Chapter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today in Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro, with the Rev. Timothy A. Bean of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be in De Soto City Cemetery.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Clifford "Poochie" and Judi Smith of De Soto; two daughters and one son-in-law, Lelia R. and Greg Dreyer and Jessica H. Piper, all of De Soto; 10 grandchildren, Garrett, Jarred A. and Samantha J. Smith, Christopher Dreyer, Alicia Todd and her husband, William "Billy" Todd, Drake L. and Michael S. Piper, and Ally, Abby and Elijah; one great-grandson, William Parker Todd; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John T. and Janet Batteau of Du Quoin and William "Billy" and Marilyn Batteau of Vergennes; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Georgia D. and Denis Ross of Chicago and Mary Ellen Willoughby of Wichita, Kan.; a loving aunt and uncle, cousins and many nieces and nephews; and several especially close friends who include, Janet and Kenny Fassel, Janece Ball, Betty Jennings, Ruth Ann Bowlby, Pam Austin, Janet Ann and Gary Belles, Aunt Lou Emma, Bonnie Copeland and Terry and Cassie McCarthy.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy Jean Batteau, and two brothers, Clifford Eugene "Dockie" Batteau and Donald Ray Batteau.
Memorials are encouraged and may be made to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church Sunday school or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
To send a condolence or for additional information, visit www.crawshawfuneralhome.com.
MURPHYSBORO - Rosemary Reilly, 79, of Gifford, formerly of Murphysboro, died Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, in Country Health Nursing Home in Gifford.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, in Rantoul Presbyterian Church, Illinois 136 East in Rantoul. Pastor George Johnston will officiate.
Mrs. Reilly was born Feb. 2, 1930, in Providence, R.I., a daughter of Michael and Mary (Pitt) Tatarian.
She is survived by sons, Philip (Barbara) Reilly of Gifford and Michael (Cheryl) Reilly of Mount Carmel; four grandchildren, Jennifer, Kasey, Michelle and Sarah; four great-grandchildren, Treslin, Brayden, Madison and Aden; two brothers, Nick Tatarian of Chicopee, Mass., and George Tatarian of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sisters, Mildred Lineburger of Providence, R.I., Dorothy Tatarian of North Providence, R.I., and Anna Mixon of Orange Grove, Miss.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John P. Reilly; and a daughter, Darlene.
Memorials may be made to the family.
DU QUOIN - Richard Dale "Dick" Peters, 91, died at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in Fair Acres Nursing Home in Du Quoin.
Arrangements are incomplete at Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.
Ian Thomas Henderson
CARTERVILLE - Ian Thomas Henderson, 7, of Burnsville, Minn., passed into glory Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009. He passed peacefully at home after a courageous nine-month battle with brain cancer.
Ian was born July 19, 2001, in Burnsville, Minn., and was the only child of Thomas and Debra Henderson. He was in first grade at Aspen Academy in Prior Lake, Minn.
He loved to play games, build with Legos and write stories, and he was a math whiz. He nightly thanked the Lord for many things, including all rodents.
Ian was a baptized believer in Jesus Christ and was a member of Living Waters Baptist Church in Lakeville, Minn.
He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Debra (Miner) Henderson of Burnsville, Minn.; grandmothers, Irene Robinson of Carterville and Kathleen Eineke of Perry, Iowa; great-grandmother, Mary Remele of Perry, Iowa; many other family members; and many more friends.
Memorial services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson, Iowa. Pastor Scott Peterson of Living Waters Baptist Church officiated.
Pallbearers included Bob Henderson, Jeff Henderson, Bryan Henderson, Ferrol Miner, Tom Miner and Jim Miner.
Graveside services were in Jefferson City Cemetery. A luncheon was at Gospel Open Bible Church in Jefferson, Iowa.
Ian's life values were courage and kindness.
Services were arranged by Slininger-Rossow Funeral Homes Inc. of Jefferson, Iowa.
TILDEN - Daniel B. "Ducky" Howie, 81, died at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Belleville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in McDaniel Funeral Home in Tilden, with the Rev. Bud Bennett officiating. Burial will be in Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Sparta VFW.
Malinda C. Koch
CHESTER - Malinda C. Koch, 97, passed away at 10 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in Memorial Hospital in Chester.
Malinda was born March 23, 1911, in Jackson County to Herman C. and Mary (Casten) Castens.
She married Alfred H. Koch on May 3, 1930, in Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Point; he preceded her in death March 31, 1986.
She had been a nurse for 40 years.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Point.
Survivors include one daughter, Delphine Girard of Chester; one son, Leland (Edith) Koch of Chester; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Alfred; one son, Earl Koch; one infant daughter; one brother, Paul Castens; one grandson, Robert Koch; and one great-grandson, William Girard.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, in Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Point, with the Rev. Tim B. Zechiel officiating. Interment will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in West Point. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Memorials may be made to Organ Chime Fund, Immanuel Lutheran Church in West Point.
Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home in Chester is in charge of arrangements.
STEELEVILLE - Lucille Sternberg, 94, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, in Sparta Community Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville.
Phyllis Marie Johnson
JOHNSTON CITY - Phyllis Marie Johnson, 72, formerly of Silvis, died at 4:22 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in Herrin Hospital.
Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker.
She transferred her membership from Zion Lutheran Church in East Moline to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Marion.
She was born March 9, 1936, in Campbell Hill to Albert and Louise (Ehlers) Castens.
Phyllis was united in marriage with Lenard R. Johnson on Aug. 28, 1954, in Rock Island. He preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1995.
Survivors include one son, Jeffrey Jay Johnson of Johnston City; three grandchildren, Jeremy Jay (Sara Beth) Johnson of Marion, Jordan Johnson and Zachary (Lindsay) Johnson of Rock Island; three great-grandchildren, Jaycob Jeffrey-Wade Johnson of Marion, Jayci Lynn-Marie Johnson of Marion and Noah Johnson of Rock Island; two sisters, Evelyn Bennett of Milan, and Debbie and Tim Clark of Beardstown; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron and Mary Ann Castens of Broken Arrow, Okla., and James and Juanita Castens of Silvis; sister-in-law, Beverly Jones of Rockford; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; son, James Jay Johnson; grandson, Jason Jay Johnson; parents, Yvonne Castens; three brothers, Albert, Alvin and Pete Castens; and one sister, Carol Kay Clark.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, in Zion Lutheran Church in East Moline, with the Rev. Gary Wright officiating. Interment will be in Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Arrangements were entrusted to Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin and Schroder Mortuary in Silvis.
To leave a message of condolence, visit www.meredithwaddell.com.
ELDORADO - The Rev. Charles W. Phelps, 87, died at 6:19 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in Ferrell Hospital.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Colonial Terrace Funeral Home in Eldorado, with the Rev. Bill Dudley officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.
SIMPSON - Lorene Simmons, 86, of Hamilton, a native of the Flatwoods community in Johnson County, died at 6:55 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, in Montebello Health Care Center in Hamilton.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Kerley Cemetery in Simpson, with the Rev. David Faulkner officiating. There will be no public visitation.
Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna is in charge of arrangements.
CREAL SPRINGS - James Lee Wall, 80, of Bolingbrook, formerly of Creal Springs, died at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009, in Meadowbrook Manor in Bolingbrook.
Services will be at noon Saturday in Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills. Burial will be in Drake Cemetery, with the Rev. David Hancock officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday.
Bertha Mary Griffin
ROYALTON - Bertha Mary Griffin, 95, passed away at 4:19 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin.
Bertha was born July 22, 1913, in Clifford to Walter and Olympia (Novoszelski) Sosynski.
She married Joseph Griffin on Jan. 3, 1940, in Royalton. He preceded her in death Dec. 20, 1986.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Carolyn Griffin of Carbondale; four grandchildren, Michael Griffin and his wife, Susan, of Summerfield, Anna Eldridge of Marion, David Opdyke of Charleston and Jackie Jones of Naperville; and eight great-grandchildren.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Virginia Opdyke; and two brothers, Marion and Julius Sosynski.
Mrs. Griffin was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Royalton. She was a homemaker and enjoyed her pet birds and crocheting.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009, in Vantrease Funeral Home in Royalton, with Father Trevor Murry officiating. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery, east of Royalton. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Aloysius Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 100, Royalton, IL 62983. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
To view the obituary and sign the register book, visit the Web site at www.vantreasefuneralhome.com.