Hildagard Eggemeyer

WALSH - Hildagard Eggemeyer, 85, died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 18, 2009, at Zion Lutheran Church in Walsh, with the Rev. Harold Weber officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville, and from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Monday at the church.

Dolores Wagers

MURPHYSBORO" Dolores "Dee" J. Wagers, 65, of Murphysboro, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

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Gary Trowbridge

MARION - Gary D. Trowbridge, 68, formerly of Keenes, died at 12:05 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2009, at his home in Marion.

He was born March 19, 1941, in Keenes, to Walter Earnest and Edna (Dunlap) Trowbridge. He married Peggy Loyd on April 9, 1977, in Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and she survives.

He attended Cherryville Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1983, retiring as a sergeant first class. After retiring from the Army, he was an AMVETS Service Officer. He was a member of 32nd Masons, Shriners, Life Member of Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, AMVETS, and American Legion Post 141 in Mount Vernon. He was honored and proud to have served his country, and honored and proud to have served the veterans after retiring from the Army.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Trowbridge, of Marion; three sons, Gary Mark Trowbridge of Henderson, Ky., Richard Trowbridge of Wayne City, Patrick A. Trowbridge of Marion; four daughters, Stacy Trowbridge of Bloomington, Angela Trowbridge of Wayne City, Kimberly L. Trowbridge Gross and husband, Shawn, of Wayne City, and Kimberly A. Trowbridge Bodhaine and husband, Duane, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; three brothers, Larry Trowbridge of Annapolis, Mo., Jim Trowbridge of Fairmont City, and Bob Darnell of Florida; three sisters, Katheryn Chandler of Kentucky, Imogene Smith of Wayne City, and Nina Davis of LaSalle; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and a sister.

Graveside services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Mount Zion Cemetery in Jefferson County. Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery in Jefferson County with full military honors conducted by the Chaplain of American Legion Post 141.

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the AMVETS or the American Legion Post 141 and may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home of Mount Vernon.

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John Taylor

MURPHYSBORO - John Scott Taylor, 47, died at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2009, at his residence in Murphysboro.

John was born March 1, 1962, in Milwaukee, to Fenwick Taylor and Jolyn (Clark) Taylor. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree at SIUC, a Master in Fine Arts at Wichita State University, and his registered nurse's degree from John A. Logan College in Carterville.

John was a very talented man, a poet, an insatiable reader and writer. He was a true outdoors man, who loved being in the woods, or on a pond with a fishing pole. He was a loving husband, son, brother, stepdad and uncle. He was quietly rugged, tough and sensitive, with a mountain-sized heart that was filled with gold.

He married Lisa (Saliba) Marlow on June 30, 2001, in Carbondale, and she survives.

Other survivors include his mother, Jolyn Taylor of Coloma, Mich.; his father, Fenwick Taylor of Lindenhurst; his stepson, Dominic Marlow at home; two brothers, Tom Taylor of LeMoore, Calif., and David Taylor of Fairfax, Va.; one sister, Mary Taylor Boehm of Lindenhurst; four stepbrothers and two stepsisters, Joel, Ellen, Dean, Mark, Lisa, and Todd; three nieces, Kelly Taylor, Taylor Boehm, and Lucy Taylor; four nephews, Matthew Boehm, Marshall Taylor, Christopher Boehm, and Dawson Taylor; his aunt and uncle, Percy and Jim Clark of St. Louis; and three cousins, Joel Clark, James Clark, and Sandra Randall.

His body has been cremated and there will be a private family service at a later date.

Memorials may be made to SIUC Credit Union, where an educational fund has been established for his stepson, Dominic Marlow.

Pettett Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Edna Dobbs

JOHNSTON CITY - Edna Dobbs, 92, formerly of Marion, died at 6:23 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at her residence.

Mrs. Dobbs was born April 28, 1917, in Gorham, to Charles and Elizabeth (Chapman) Barton. On April 11, 1936, she married Lavern (Dago) Dobbs who preceded her in death July 30, 1992. Together they shared 56 years of marriage, the last 20 of which were spent in retirement, with half of each year at their home in Marion and the other half at a campground in Inverness, Fla. There they enjoyed many lifetime friends from all over the country.

Edna was a homemaker and loved crocheting, rummage sales, movies, picnics and family gatherings. She especially looked forward to the family reunion every year on Labor Day weekend.

Edna is survived by a daughter, Barbara Cripps of Johnston City; sons, Bennie (Patricia) Dobbs of Lansing, Ronald (Donna) Dobbs of Marion, Gary (Cindi) Dobbs of Valparaiso, Ind.; and daughter-in-law, Lenora Dobbs of Marion.

Edna is also survived by 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Frank Voorhees of Murphysboro.

In addition to her husband, Edna was preceded in death by her son, Charles Dobbs; son-in-law, Jim Cripps; parents; sisters, Pearl South and Nellie Modglin; great-grandson, Kyle Cripps; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin, with the Rev. Kevin Badgley officiating. Interment will be in Walker Hill Cemetery at Grand Tower. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are the preferred form of remembrance and may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Eva Watson

MOUNT VERNON - Eva Earl Watson, 86, died at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jackson Funeral Home in Mount Vernon.

Deloris Mowell

DONGOLA - Deloris (Rider) Mowell, 79, died at 9:40 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in City Care Center in Anna.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Dongola, with the Rev. Paul Sadler officiating. Interment will be in Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Wetaug. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Dongola and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Troy Manning

DU QUOIN - Troy Lee Manning, infant son of Matthew and Eugenia (Linze) Manning of Du Quoin, was stillborn at 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2009, at Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin, with Brother Frank Beumel officiating.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Sutter Cemetery in Du Quoin.

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Leon Striegel

MURPHYSBORO - Leon Frederick Striegel, 86, of Ocean Springs, Miss., formerly of Murphysboro, affectionately known as "Doc," passed away peacefully Sunday, May 10, 2009, surrounded by his family in Ocean Springs, Miss.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who lived life to the fullest and greatly enriched the lives of all he touched. Leon was born in Murphysboro on April 4, 1923, to Alfred Joseph Striegel, DVM, and Ora Edith Striegel. He served in the Navy during World War II. He attended Rankin Trade School in St. Louis for one year, before deciding to study pre-veterinary medicine at Colorado State University. He transferred to Southern Illinois University Carbondale to complete his pre-veterinary studies in order to be closer to his mother after his father's death. He married his devoted wife of 61 years, Orpha Jane Borgsmiller on Nov. 13, 1948. He then graduated from The University of Illinois Veterinary School in 1953 and owned Striegel Animal Hospital for many years in Carbondale. He served on the John A. Logan Foundation Board and was active in the American Veterinary Medical Association, Knights of Columbus, American Legion, and Elks Club. His passions were making Striegelini wine and sailing. He sailed with his wife, Orpha Jane, winning many regattas and the Rebel National title in 1963. He also enjoyed attending football games at Carbondale Community High School and Southern Illinois University.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Alfred Joseph and Ora Edith Striegel; and son, Alfred William Striegel.

He leaves behind his loving wife, Orpha Jane Striegel. He is also survived by four sons, Mr. Robert F. Striegel of Ocean Springs, Miss., Dr. and Mrs. William L. Striegel (Patricia) of Ocean Springs, Miss., Mr. and Mrs. James J. Striegel (Terri) of Flower Mound, Texas; and Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Striegel (Linda) of Heath, Texas; seven grandchildren, Timothy, Allison, Elizabeth, Eric, Anthony, Preston, and Shelby; and also many nieces; nephews; cousins; brother-in-law; sister-in-law; and many friends.

Visitation will from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, May 18, 2009, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Carbondale, immediately followed by a funeral mass at noon Monday with a burial service in Saint Andrew's Cemetery in Murphysboro.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends are invited to make memorial gifts to the John A. Logan College Foundation, 700 Logan College Rd., Carterville, IL 62918, attn. Leon Striegel DVM Scholarship Fund; or the Odyssey Hospice Health Care, 9414 Three Rivers Road, Suite 3, Gulfport, MS 39503.

Arrangements are under the direction of Meredith Funeral Home of Carbondale, and Bradford O'Keefe Funeral Home of Ocean Springs, Miss.

The family would like to thank the staff of Davita Dialysis Center of Ocean Springs, Miss., The Gardens Assisted Living Center of Ocean Springs, and Odyssey Hospice Health Care of Gulfport, Miss.

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James Fox

MOUNT VERNON - James M. Fox, 85, died at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at his home in Mount Vernon.

He was born Oct. 24, 1923, in Gladstone, Mich., to James T. and Jane (LaVigne) Fox. He married Margaret A. Miller on June 24, 1949, in Urbana, by Father Edward Duncan.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 17, 2009, at the Chapel at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, with Father John Iffert officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn. The Chaplain of Mount Vernon American Legion Post 141 will conduct a military flag presentation Service at the cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret A. Fox of Mount Vernon; two daughters, Jane Davis and husband, Kevin, of Mount Vernon, Alice Martin and husband, Steve, of Mount Vernon; five grandchildren, Amanda (Davis) Montgomery and husband, Perry, Nathaniel Davis, Beth (Martin) Pense and husband, Jason, Andrea and Daniel Martin; four great-grandchildren, Maya and Aleeyah Montgomery, Trevor and Audrey Pense; two sisters, Mary Jean Smith of Maynard, Mass., Patricia Rennhack of Berrien Springs, Mich.; sister-in-law, Betty Fox of Dubuque, Iowa; several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael M. Fox; and his brother, John T. Fox.

Mr. Fox spent his working career in the coal mining industry, first with Freeman Coal Mining Corp. and then as a manufacturer's representative dealing in process equipment used in coal cleaning. He was a member of Southern Illinois Society of Coal Preparation Engineers, Illinois Mining Institute, and was a Legion of Honor member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers. He was a graduate of the University of Illinois, a Veteran of World War II, and was a member of Mount Vernon Moose Lodge and Mount Vernon AMVETS.

Memorials may be given to St. Mary Church and will be accepted at the funeral home, or from the online obituary at http://www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com">www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com, or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, IL 62864.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home of Mount Vernon.

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Floyd Godier

PRAIRIE DU ROCHER - Floyd R. Godier, 81, died at 9:52 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at his residence.

Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday t St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairie du Rocher, with Father Daniel J. Jurek officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud.

Howard Isaacs

PINCKNEYVILLE - Howard R. Isaacs, 65, died at 7:55 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Services were at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 11, 2009, at St. Bruno Catholic Church in Pinckneyville. Father Brian Barker officiated.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, St. Bruno School or Mike Matheny's "Catch 22 Baseball Foundation."

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Romar Masters

GRAND TOWER - Romar Masters, 88, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at her niece's home in Percy.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Meredith Funeral Chapel in Grand Tower, with the Rev. John Cripps officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral chapel.

Memorials made be made to the family or to Friends of the Cross and will be accepted at the funeral chapel.

Romar was born Friday, May 21, 1920, to John and Grace (Looney) Hipps. She was united in marriage to Robert Masters on Dec. 31, 1940, in Jeffersonville, Ind.

Survivors include two sons, Theodore "Ted" Masters of Pahrump, Nev., Richard "Rick" Masters of Grand Tower; one daughter, Marion Frances "Fran" Lynn of Murphysboro; three grandchildren, Warren Masters of Cape Girardeau, Don (Caryn) Lynn of Chicago, Andrianne (Colby) Simms of Murphysboro; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents; one son, Robert; her two brothers; and four sisters.

Romar owned Masters Superette Grocery Store in Grand Tower for 10 years. She retired from the store in 1960. She was a member of Grand Tower United Methodist Church and a former member of the OES where she had been a past Matron two times.

Hazel McCullough

CARBONDALE - Hazel Jo McCullough, 67, formerly of Anna, died at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2009, in the Oak Grove Rehab and Care Center in Carbondale.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Rodney Clark

GOREVILLE - Rodney W. Clark, 78, died at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in Heartland Regional Medical Center.

Arrangements are incomplete at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville.

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Tommie E. Gipson

MARION - Tommie E. Gipson, 85, a mighty warrior, a man of God, and a former resident of Benton, was called Home in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 14, 2009, following a brief illness.

Tommie was the loving father of four adoring children, Karen Parker of Goreville, Mary Bird and husband, Kenny, of Marion, Tommie D. Gipson and wife, Beverly, of Creal Springs, Laura Bailey and husband, Randy, of Mount Vernon; a stepdaughter, Maxine Greenwood and husband, Keith, of Aurora; and several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Gipson was born Sept. 27, 1923, in Benton, the son of John Lee Gipson and Marie (Willis) Gipson. He was blessed to have had two perfect loves in his life, both of whom preceded him in death. His first love, wife Shirley J. Gipson, with whom he celebrated 27 years of marriage, and Wuanita Gipson, with whom he celebrated 20 years of marriage.

Tommie was a proud World War II Army veteran, serving in the European Arena. For many years he was an adult men's Sunday school teacher and was an ordained deacon who lived his life by example. He was a student of the Bible and committed its words to memory.

Tommie was a loving and caring grandpa, always interested in his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren's lives and activities. Tommie loved to travel. His favorite locations were in the Big Bend area of Texas and the Rocky Mountain National Park.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Shirley J. Gipson and Wuanita Gipson; a great-granddaughter, Aubrienne McCarty; three brothers, George Eugene Gipson, Johnnie LaVern Gipson, and Charles "Chalk" Gipson; and three sisters, June Robbins, Ruth Warfel, and Lucille "Toots" Owens.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Brother Robert Wagner officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton.

Walk on, Daddy. Walk on!

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Edna Szczeblewski

TAMAROA - Edna M. Szczeblewski, 85, died at 8 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Washington County Hospital Extended Care in Nashville.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Tamaroa, with Father Oliver Nwachukwu officiating. Friends may call from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa. Rosary will be prayed at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Tamaroa.

James Thompson

MARION - James Thompson, 87, died at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2009, at his home.

Arrangements are incomplete at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

James Treece

CAPE GIRARDEAU - James E. "Jim" Treece, 82, died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in Cape Girardeau at the Lutheran Home.

He was born in Wolf Lake on Feb. 13, 1927, to Clyde and Bertha Treece. Jim married Ruby Morrison on Aug. 10, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. He worked for Country Companies Insurance and he also farmed.

Jim is survived by his wife, Ruby of Cape Girardeau; one son, Larry (Karen) Treece of Anna; one grandson, Joshua (Kellie) Treece of Marion; one granddaughter, Melissa Kinder of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two great-grandchildren, Claire and Caden Treece. He is also survived by four sisters, Mary Aaron of Belleville, Opal Glasco of Marion, Dorothy Treece of Ware and Doris (Joe) Rumfelt of Jonesboro.

He was preceded in death by two sons, James Douglas and Gary Dean Treece; one sister, Martha Treece; and three brothers, Joe, Junior, and Charles Treece.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 2009, at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Bill Littrell officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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Richard Capps

MOUNT VERNON - Richard Leon Capps, 81, died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, with the Rev. Don Verhines officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, with a military flag presentation service by the Chaplain of Mount Vernon American Legion Post 141. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Julia Watson

MARION - Julia Watson, 89, of Marion, died at 3:35 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2009, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

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

Wilma Williams

VIENNA - Wilma L. Williams, 83, of DeKalb, formerly of Vienna, died Wednesday, May 13, 2009, in DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial will follow in Vienna Fraternal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center Employee Council.

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