Posted by: emsfh1 | March 1, 2010

Mildred E. “Millie” McAllister

Mildred E. “Millie” McAllister, 83 of Rural Lawrenceville passed away Sunday February 28, 2010 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, IN.

 She was born May 11, 1926 in Hammond, IN the daughter of George Henry and Sarah Frances (Ames) Gosnell.

 She was a longtime employee of the Red & White Supermarket and the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital. She also cleaned homes for people. She was a member of the Pinkstaff United Methodist Church.

Surviving are 3 sons: L.J. McAllister of Vincennes, IN, Raymond McAllister of Lawrenceville, IL, Kevin Harpe of Lawrenceville, IL, 2 daughters: Kim Harpe of Providence, KY, Thelma McAllister of Washington, IN, 3 brothers: George Gosnell of Bridgeport, IL, Steve Gosnell of Nashville, AR, Mike Gosnell of Cisne, IL, 2 sisters: Donna Rogers of Ponchatoula, LA, Cynthia Reed of Lawrenceville, IL, 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 The funeral will be Wednesday at 2:00pm at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation is Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the funeral home.

 Memorial donations may be given to the Pinkstaff United Methodist Church.

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Posted by: emsfh1 | February 26, 2010

Pearl B. Ackman

Pearl B. Ackman, age 86 of Lawrenceville, IL died at 4:45 pm Friday evening, February 26, 2010 at the United Methodist Vilage North Campus in Lawrenceville.

Pearl was born February 15, 1924 in Owen County, Indiana to Arthur and Ella Smith Hatfield.  She was married to Carl Ackman and he preceded her in death.  Pearl is survived by her four children, Gerald Shoulders of Cresson, TX, Harold Shoulders of Lake St. Louis, MO, Stanley  Shoulders of Duncanville, IL and a daughter Sue Lyle of Lawrenceville, IL.  Also surviving are ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.  Pearl was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, and three sisters.

Pearl worked for many years as a cook.  She cooked at the United Methodist Village and various restaurants in Lawrenceville, IL.  She was a member of the VFW, Eagles, and Nazarene Church.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday from 12:00 noon until 1:45 p.m. at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Lawrenceville Senior Citizens with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Posted by: emsfh1 | February 26, 2010

Kenneth Eugene Baum

Kenneth Eugene Baum, 83, of Lawrenceville passed away Friday, February 26, 2010 at the United Methodist Village-North Campus.  He was born June 29, 1926 the son of George and Sybil (Buchanan) Baum.

Kenneth was a member of the Methodist Church in St. Francisville and the VFW.  He was an Army veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict.  Kenneth worked at Prestolite for 38 years.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by a friend, Barbara Shaffer of Lawrenceville, IL.

A graveside service will be 1:00 pm Monday at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.  There is no visitation.

 Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Posted by: emsfh1 | February 25, 2010

Brenna Kay Rich

Brenna Kay Rich, 74, of Lawrenceville, IL passed away Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 26, 1935 in Lawrence County, IL and was the daughter of Wesley and Marian (Rich) Brian.  She married Harlen Leo Rich September 20, 1952 and he survives.

Brenna was a homemaker and a member of the Pinkstaff United Methodist Church. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband Leo;  three sons Bruce Rich and wife Debbie of Robinson, Brian Rich and Jaguard Rich both of rural Lawrenceville; two daughters Patricia Jane Potts and husband Jerry of Flower Mound, TX and Diana Lynn Butler and husband Eric Hook of Palestine, IL; one brother Bob Brian and wife Peggy of rural Flat Rock, IL; and four grandchildren Keturah Rich, Miranda Rich, Garrett Potts and Brenton Potts.

A graveside service will be held Saturday at 3:00 pm at the Derr Cemetery.  There is no visitation.

Posted by: emsfh1 | February 20, 2010

Robert L. Bowser

Robert L. Bowser, 90, of Sumner, IL passed away Friday February 19, 2010 at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, IL.

 He was born May 24, 1919 in Petrolia, PA the son of Harry E. and Margaret (Albaugh) Bowser. He was married to Opal (Biggs) Bowser. She survives.

 He is also survived by a son: Dennis and his wife Delores Bowser of Sumner, IL, a sister: Margaret Swauger of Hudson, FL, 2 grandchildren: Robert and his wife Amy Bowser of Albion, IL, Denise and her husband Vergil Jerrell of Greenwood, IN, and 4 great-grandchildren: Jonathan Bowser, Brendon Bowser, Jacob Jerrell, and Andrew Jerrell.

 Mr. Bowser was a teacher in various school districts. The last 14 years he served as Principle and Superintendant in Kell, IL.  He retired in 1977. He was a graduate of McKendry College, and earned his Master’s Degree in Administration from the University of Illinois in 1960. He was a member of the Sandoval United Methodist Church. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. He was a 63 year member of the Sandoval Free Masons.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00am at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Crest Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Military Rites will be conducted by the VFW and American Legion Members. Visitation will be Monday from 5:00 until 7:00pm at the funeral home where Masonic services will be conducted at 6:30pm.

Posted by: emsfh1 | February 20, 2010

Rose Marie Patrick

Rose Marie “Mimi” Patrick, 87, of Lawrenceville, IL passed away Tuesday February 16, 2010 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital. 

 Born April 24, 1922 in Pacific, MO she was the daughter of Victor Joseph and Julie Ursula (Rappilard) Quennoz.  She married Thomas J. Patrick December 6, 1941 and he preceded her in death October 18, 1992.

 Rose Marie was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville.  She worked at Suttle Apparatus in Lawrenceville for many years until retirement.   Rose Marie was a member of the Altar Society at church and a member of the Homespun Quilters.

 Rose Marie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother and two sisters.

 Survivors include one son Stephen (Brenda) Patrick of Virginia Beach, VA;three daughters Patricia (Bill) Smith of Vincennes, IN, Julie Hoalt of Henderson, KY and Susie Patrick of Jasper, IN; three brothers John Quennoz of St. Helens, OR, Jim Quennoz of Bolivar, MO and Ken Quennoz of Pacific, MO; three sisters Loretta Kearns of New Haven, MO, Emilie Fisher and Yvonne Jones both of Pacific, MO; 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am (CST) Saturday at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville.  Burial will follow in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.

 Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (CST) Friday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, IL.

 Memorials may be made to the St. Lawrence Catholic Church with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Posted by: emsfh1 | February 14, 2010

John Ruppel

Keller, TX–John Ruppel, 55, passed away on February 14, 2010, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX, due to complications during neurosurgery.

John was born August 31, 1954, in Ft. Carson, Colorado to Edward G. Ruppel and Barbara A. (Eluere) Ruppel.  He married Joanne Moshis on April 19, 1980.  In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by 5 children: Christopher Ruppel, Dallas, TX; Elizabeth/David Hall, Lewisville, TX; Katie Ruppel, Ft. Worth, TX; Nicholas Ruppel and Zoe Ruppel, still at home.  Also surviving are 3 sisters/spouses, Theresa/Charles Shelby, Lafayette, IN; Mary Jane/Mike Zuzolo, Lafayette, IN; and Jo Ellen/Keith Obermeyer, Jasper, IN, and 4 brothers/spouses: Mark/Stephanie Ruppel, Lawrenceville, IL; Francis/Eileen Ruppel, Knoxville, TN; Daniel Ruppel, Lawrenceville, IL; and Christopher/Seemein Ruppel, Carmel, IN; 2 brothers-in-law, Thomas/Bennie Moshis and Dan/Nancy Moshis, Elgin, IL, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Growing up in a small town as the oldest of 8, John quickly learned the meaning of balancing hard work, intelligence and humor as he worked alongside his witty father Ed at their family-owned electronic shop, fixing up TVs and the like for customers around town. Continuing his interest in electronics, John graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 1976 and began working for Motorola, where he worked for the next 31 years.  He also obtained a Masters Degree from Illinois Institute of Technology. Clearly a technology enthusiast, John continued to be an unofficial computer techie for family and friends in his many years in Texas, deeming him his nickname the Genius, or Johnius among family. The nickname was well-given as he was granted 10 United States Patents for his designs in electrical engineering. His other hobbies included reading, gardening and spending time with his family around the dinner table, in the pool, or in the car on long yet rewarding 14-hour road trips to his hometown in Illinois.

Brought up by two faithful servants, John, too, was no different. He was a member of St. John the Apostle Church where he was very active in both the church and school, as he was a strong supporter of Catholic education. For many years, he and his wife Joanie were sponsors for couples needing guidance as they took steps into marriage. John also volunteered for Meals on Wheels and on mission trips to Guatemala. And, after retiring from his job at Motorola, he substituted for the St. John’s junior high classes as a science teacher, where he was sure to incorporate his dry sense of humor.

His life of giving and self-sacrifice continued on into his death; by being an organ donor, he saved four others’ lives.

John’s smile, so easily brought out and so genuine, will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 18, from 5-8 p.m., with the Rosary being recited at 6:00 p.m.  The funeral will be held on Friday, February 19 at 11:00.  Both the visitation and funeral will be held at St. John the Apostle Church, 7341 Glenview Drive, North Richland Hills, TX.  Burial will follow in Bourland Cemetery, Bourland Rd., Keller, TX.
 
Locally, Father John Briedenbach will be celebrate Mass, which will be offered for John, at 8:00 a.m. Friday, at St. Thomas Church, St. Thomas Rd, Vincennes, IN.

In lieu of flowers, the family  requests that donations be made to either of these causes, both of which John was highly involved in and passionate about: St. John the Apostle Catholic School (Tuition Assistance Fund) or St. John’s sister parish in Patzun, Guatemala.

Posted by: emsfh1 | February 12, 2010

Richard T. Plowman

Richard T. Plowman, 50, of Lawrenceville, IL passed away Sunday February 7, 2010 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital.

He was born August 4, 1959 in Detroit, MI the son of Johnny Lee Plowman and Luella (Coy) Plowman.

Richard had worked as a chef at Ernie’s in Pekin, IL. He served in the US Air Force. He was a past member of the American Legion.

He is survived by his mother Luella Plowman and step-father Michael Dozard of Lawrenceville, IL, 2 sons: Iain Taylor Stevenson of Fayetteville, NC, Quanah Jade Plowman of Waterloo, IN, 4 brothers: John Lee Plowman of Lawrenceville, IL, Steven Plowman of Lawrenceville, IL, Terry Plowman of Flora, IL, Joseph Plowman of Flora, IL, 2 sisters: Shirley Plowman of Lawrenceville, IL, and Paula Kestner of Lawrenceville, IL. His father, and a brother James David Plowman are deceased.

The body is being cremated. Burial will take place at Lawrenceville City Cemetery at a later date.

Posted by: emsfh1 | February 7, 2010

Carole J. Curts

Carole J. Curts, age 66,  passed away Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 6:10 pm after a three-year battle with cancer.   Born July 13, 1943 in Bridgeport, IL she was the daughter of Robert and Eva (Merrell) Ridgley.  She married Mike Curts November 10, 1961 and he survives.

Carole worked in the office for Marathon Oil Company and then worked for Plains Oil Company until retirement.  She was a member of the Women’s Legion Auxillary.

Carole was preceded in death by her father and a nephew Brandon Smith.

Survivors include her husband Mike of Bridgeport; her mother Eva Ridgley of Vincennes, IN; children Joe and Lisa Curts of Sumner, IL and daughter Sydney; Chuck and Tina (Curts) Dunkin of Warner Robins, GA and their children Tylor and Brittney; Terry Curts of Sumner, IL; Marc and Michele(Curts) Fleck of Vincennes, IN and their children Monica Montgomery, Madison and Mabry Fleck; one brother Larry Ridgley; mother-in-law Mary (Diver) Curts of Bridgeport; sister-in-law Jane Smith of rural Lawrenceville; and three nephews, Greg and Dawn Ridgley, Jeff and Cheryl Ridgley; and Lance Smith.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 am Wednesday at Shiloh Cemetery southwest of Bridgeport. 

There is no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

 

 

Posted by: emsfh1 | February 6, 2010

Darlene C. Meeks

Darlene C. Meeks, 76, of Brooksville Wesleyan Village, Brooksville, FL and formerly of Marion, died Saturday, February 6, 2010 at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.  She was a retired missionary and a member of College Wesleyan Church.

Survivors include her husband Paul W. Meeks of Brooksville; sons Phillip Meeks of El Segundo, CA, Stephen Meeks of Great Falls, VA and Mark Meeks of Riga, MI; daughter Elizabeth Meeks Hornback of Roanoke, VA; brother Kenneth Laffoon of Tucson, AZ, sister Ruth Miller of Tucson, AZ and 11 loving grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday at Lawrenceville City Cemetery.

Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be directed to College Wesleyan Church Building Fund or Global Partners Missions.

 

 

Posted by: emsfh1 | February 3, 2010

Robert L. Hughes

Robert L. Hughes, age 86, of Mt. Carmel, IL passed away February 3, 2010.  He was born November 21, 1923 and was the youngest child of Walter B. Hughes and Dena Hill Hughes.  He married Joan Peach on December 10, 1949 and she survives him, together with his three children, Robert Gail Hughes (Martha) of Mt. Carmel, Kenneth Hughes, and Rebecca Hughes, both of Evansville, IN.  Also surviving are grandchildren Brad Hughes of Mt. Carmel, Brooke Tate (Marc) of Mt. Carmel, Laura Gray (Wes) of Evansville, and one great-grandchild, Taylor Gray.  Also surviving are nieces and nephew, Marie Kingsley of Spring Arbor, Michigan, Mary Jennings of Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and John & Jeanne Borden of Lawrenceville.  He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings, Luther Hughes, Edith Jones, Fern Borden, and Cordelia Theriac, all of Lawrence County.

Robert was a graduate of Lawrenceville Township High School and attended General Electric Technical Institute in St. Louis.

He was an Army veteran of World War II (Pacific theatre) serving in the Amercal Division Artillery as a Forward Observer, approaching enemy lines and radioing back the location of enemy fortifications and positions to be attacked by heavy artillery before the advancement of Allied infantry.  He participated in and received numerous campaign medals for service.

His unit was scheduled to be in the first waves of forces in the invasion of Japan, which invasion was obviated by use of the atomic bomb ending the War against Japan.  After service in occupied Japan, he moved to Mt. Carmel where he worked for several years as mechanic for Kamp Motor Company.  He later worked as a mechanic for Detroit Diesel, and in 1963 he was cited by General Motors Corporation as one of five distinguished mechanics for the Detroit Diesel Industrial Engine Division.  He completed his work career as a technician for Pacific Press and Shear of Mt. Carmel.

Robert was a lifelong member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars and for over 50 years served as a member of the Honor Guard for patriotic events and funerals.  He was an officer of the Conservation Club for many years.  He spent his retirement years with his wife, helping friends, family and neighbors.

Funeral services will be held at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois at 2:00 pm Saturday, February 6, 2010, with burial in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Saturday from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Posted by: emsfh1 | February 2, 2010

Eddie VanGilder

Eddie VanGilder, age 80, of Sumner, IL passed away February 2, 2010 at the Lawrence Community Health Care Center in Bridgeport.

He was born November 23, 1929 in Lawrence County, IL the son of Lonnie and Della (Fornoff) Van Gilder. On June 15, 1968 he married Billie Helm. She preceded him in death on June 17, 2002.

 He is survived by a daughter Vickie Brian of Sumner, IL.

He was preceded in death by a grandson: Christopher Kocher, 2 brothers and an infant brother and infant sister.

Eddie was a lifelong farmer. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church and the Beulah United Methodist Church in Sumner and was a very active member. He was also a member of Farm Bureau. He was a Volunteer Fireman for the Christy Township Fire Protection in Sumner.

 The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00pm at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home with burial to follow at Sumner City Cemetery. Visitation is also Thursday from 11:00am until the service hour of 1:00pm.

 Memorial donations may be given to the Lawrence Community Healthcare Center.

 

Posted by: emsfh1 | February 1, 2010

George “Jesse” Simmons

Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother and friend, George “Jesse” Simmons, passed away January 28th, 2010, after a long battle with illness, surrounded by his loved ones.

Jesse was born September 10th 1931 in Bloomington IL, to Arthur and Helena Simmons.  He married the love of his life, Edith Alford Simmons on June 24 1951, and their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake City temple.  Jesse was a retired building contractor who created beautiful homes that families were able to enjoy for years.  He took great pride in his work and made sure every angle was straight.  His motto was, “If I can’t fix, it ain’t broke.”  After retiring he served as a volunteer for many organizations.  He and his wife delivered lunches for seniors, always with a cheerful smile and a joke to brighten their day.  Most recently, Jesse worked at Sign of the Kingdom and brought joy to all those he met. 

Jesse was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, who served faithfully in many callings. His greatest love in life was his family.  Jesse had many brothers and sisters that shared happy times together growing up.  He was beloved by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jesse was always the center of any family gathering, with his great sense of humor and beautiful singing voice.  He was extremely generous and giving of his time and talents, never letting an opportunity to go by to be of service.

Jesse’s survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Edith, three children, Linda (John) Bryant, Steven (Lisbeth) Simmons, Jeannette Simmons, nine grandchildren and their spouses, and ten great-grand children, his brothers Frank(Alta) Simmons and Edward (Anita) Simmons and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, ten brothers and sisters, an infant daughter, Connie Lou.

The family would like to express their thanks to the staff at St. Mark’s hospital, with special thanks to Dr. Hacking and Dr. Kurrus and Carolyn West for their loving concern.

Services will take place Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 6:30 pm at Lakeridge 8th ward chapel, 7525 W. Washington Rd, Magna, where a viewing will be held at 5:30 preceding the funeral.  Services will also take place Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Emmons-Macey-Steffey Funeral Home, 1303 12th St.  Lawrenceville, IL, where a viewing will be held at 1:00 pm preceding the funeral.  Interment will be at May Chapel Cemetery, Lawrenceville, IL following the services.

Posted by: emsfh1 | January 28, 2010

Charles “Sonny” Edward Frank, Jr.

Charles “Sonny” Edward Frank Jr 78 of Lawrenceville, IL (formerly of Connersville, IN) passed away on Thursday morning January 28, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana.  He had been in ill health for several years.

Born February 15, 1931 in Connersville, IN, he was the son of Charles E. Frank Sr. and Mary “Lucille” (Snider) Frank.  He served as paratrooper in the US Army and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Connersville, IN.  He worked as a pipefitter for the local union.

Sonny was  preceded in death by his parents, his wife Helen Judy Frank,  and a daughter Suzette L Wilson.

Survivors include four children, Babette L Marsee of Irving, TX, Charles E Frank III of Arlington, TX, Mark W Frank of Laurel, IN and Mary Beth Raisch of College Corner, IN; his sister Ramona Bevier of Irving, TX; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The body was cremated.  There were no formal services.

 

Posted by: emsfh1 | January 25, 2010

Una Weiss

Una (Benson) Weiss passed away on Monday morning, January 25, 2010 at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville.  She was preceded in deather by her husband of 67 years, Adam Weiss, Jr.

Una is survived by two sons, Adam R. “Bob” Weiss of Fairview Heights, IL and Kenneth G. “Ken” Weiss of Farmington Hills, MI.  Also surviving are seven granddaughters and twelve great-grandchildren.

Una (Benson) Weiss was born in Vincennes, IN,  April 30, 1920. Her childhood and youth were spent in Russellville, IL where she was raised by Charles and Maude (Broyles) Benson.

Una and Adam Weiss, Jr. were united in marriage October 20, 1939 in the Bridgeport Catholic parsonage by the later Father Donovan.  She and Adam owned and operated Weiss Cleaners at 10th and Jefferson Street for 25 years.  In 1973, they sold the building, its contents, and retired.  The family owned business was opened at that location in 1920.

A mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday, January 29th at 11:30 am at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church.  Friends may call at St. Lawrence from 10:00 am until the service hour at 11:30 am.

Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.  A luncheon at the St. Lawrence School Building will follow interment.

Memorials may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church or United Methodist Village of Lawrenceville.

Posted by: emsfh1 | January 25, 2010

Inez Marie Hixon

Inez Marie Hixon, 81, of Sumner, IL passed away Monday January 25, 2009 at Lawrence Community Healthcare in Bridgeport, IL.

She was born September 28, 1928 in Newton, IL the daughter of Fred and Carrie (Goss) Rogers. On November 2, 1950 she married Marion Hixon. He survives.

Also surviving are 2 sons: Kenneth Hixon of Sumner, IL, Russell Hixon of Sumner, IL, a daughter: Joyce and her husband Randy Mathews of Springfield, IL, 6 grandchildren: Garret Mathews of Lake Wylie, SC, Carrie Tucker of Springfield, IL, Erin Abel of Springfield, IL, Jenni Miller of Sumner, IL, Brandon Hixon of Sumner, IL, Heather Murphree of Princeton, IN, 5 great-grandchildren:Lucy Tucker, Claire Abel, Connor Mathews, Dillon Gray, and Anna Marie Miller.

She was a homemaker and was a member of the Central Christian Church in Sumner, IL.

Private services were conducted.  Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

 

 

Posted by: emsfh1 | January 24, 2010

Hazel H. Harris

Hazel H. Harris, age 89 of Tennessee (formerly of Lawrenceville for over 50 years), passed away Sunday, January 24, 2010 at Signature Nursing Home in Cleveland, TN.  She was born November 3, 1920 to John and Rosetta Walker in Wharncliffe, WV.  She married Roy Harris  May 2, 1945 and he passed away in 2001.  She was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Roy, two brothers Kermit Walker and Eldon Walker both of West Virginia; two sisters Minnie Noe and Virginia Cline both of West Virginia.

 Survivors include two daughters Norma (Bill) Pinkstaff of Lawrenceville and Roberta (Gene) Beck of Cleveland, TN; six grandchildren, Kathy Satterfield of Lawrenceville, Karen Havill of St. Francisville, Terri Axton of New Harmony, IN, Jim Gerst of Virginia Beach,VA, Mark Gerst of Newburgh, IN, and Lori Harris of Cleveland, TN; 17 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Tuesday, January 26th at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville.  Burial will follow in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery.

 Friends may call from 12:00 pm until the hour of service Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

Posted by: emsfh1 | January 20, 2010

Carson W. Richardson

Carson W. Richardson, 80, of Lawrenceville, IL passed away January 20, 2010 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital.  He was born October 14, 1929 in Wayne County, IL the son of Lawrence and Irma (King) Richardson.  He married Enid Sons September 9, 1950 and she survives.

Carson was a member of the First Christian Church in Lawrenceville.  He worked from 1950-1958 for Fairfield Candy Company; from 1958-1972 for Bridgeport Wholesale; from 1972-1994 he owned and operated Richardson Wholesale and from 1995 to the present he worked for Emmons-Macey & Steffey and Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Homes.

Carson was a member of the Civitans and the Lawrence County Country Club where he was an avid golfer.  He was Veteran, having served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Survivors include his wife Enid of Lawrenceville; two daughters Brenda and Warren Salesman of rural Flat Rock and Angie and Dan Barmes of Lawrenceville; two brothers Bob and Julie Richardson of Carmel, IN and J.O. and Joann Richardson of Nashville, TN; one sister Alberta and Bill Henson of Union, MO; three grandchildren Braden and wife Melissa Salesman of rural Flat Rock; Brooke Salesman and Heath Barmes both of Lawrenceville; and four great-grandchildren Christopher Moore, Andrew Moore, Emily Duncan and Harley Salesman.

The funeral will be 2:00 pm Sunday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville with burial to follow in May Chapel Cemetery east of Lawrenceville.

Friends may call Saturday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Lawrence County Senior Citizens or the Lawrence County Humane Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

Rhonda M. Fletcher, 33, of rural Sumner, IL passed away January 12, 2010 at her residence.  Born November 13, 1976 in Olney, IL she was the daughter of Carl and Karla (Smith) Littlejohn of Sumner, IL.  She was married to Rick Fletcher.

Rhonda was a homemaker and worked cleaning houses.  She attended Island Free Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by one son and two daughters.

Survivors include her parents, Carl and Karla Littlejohn of Chauncey; husband Rick Fletcher; six daughters Rashonda, Ralonda, Rashaina, Rhona, Rylin and Rylee all at home; two brothers Ken Littlejohn Naperville, IL; Lee and Paula Littlejohn of Chauncey; one sister Mary Webster of Chauncey; and maternal grandmother Cleo Smith of Olney.

Rashannon Brittany Fletcher, age 8, of rural Sumner, IL passed away at home January 12, 2010.  She was born September 18, 2001 in Olney, IL the daughter of Rick and Rhonda Fletcher.

Rashannon was a student at Bridgeport Grade School and a member of 4-H.  She attended Island Free Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother; one sister; one brother; and a paternal grandfather.

Rashayla Paige Fletcher, age 5, passed away January 12, 2010 at home.  She was born July 28, 2004 in Olney, IL to Rick and Rhonda Fletcher of rural Sumner. 

Rashayla was in kindergarten and attended Petty School.  She attended Island Free Methodist Church and was a member of 4-H.

 She was preceded in death by her mother; one sister; one brother; and her paternal grandfather.

Ryler Eugene Blain Fletcher, 6 months old, passed away January 12, 2010 at home.  He was born June 25, 2009 in Olney, IL the son of Rick and Rhonda (Littlejohn) Fletcher of rural Sumner, IL.

He attended Island Free Methodist Church.

Ryler was preceded in death by his mother; two sisters; and paternal grandfather.

Survivors of Rashannon, Rashayla and Ryler include their father Rick Fletcher; six sisters Rashonda Chelse, Ralonda Sabrina, Rashaina Brianna, Rhona Shayla, Rylin Heather and Rylee Ann; maternal grandparents Carl and Karla Littlejohn of rural Sumner; paternal grandmother Kathy Fletcher of Bridgeport; maternal great-grandmother Cleo Smith of Olney and paternal great-grandmother Marie Fletcher of Bridgeport.

Funeral services for Rhonda, Rashannon, Rashayla and Ryler Fletcher will be 11:00 am Saturday at the 4-H Center, Hwy 50, east of Sumner. 

 Burial will follow in Waggoner Cemetery, north of Chauncey.

Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 8 pm at the 4-H Center.

Posted by: emsfh1 | January 11, 2010

Deloris Stevenson

Deloris Stevenson, 88, of Lawrenceville passed away January 11, 2010 at United Methodist Village, Lawrenceville. 

Born December 22, 1921 in Crawford County, IL she was the daughter of Lee and Clara (Ford) Davis.  She married Herman “Lindsay” Stevenson November 23, 1940 and he preceded her in death.

Deloris was a member of Pleasant Ridge Christian Church where she was a former Sunday School teacher.  She worked at the United Methodist Village in housekeeping for six years.  She also worked at Ada Lee Candy Shop for seven years and was a homemaker.

Deloris was a former Red Cross volunteer and a member of the Ladies Home Extension.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son Robert Stevenson, five brothers, three sisters, and one grandson Kevin Waggoner.

Survivors include one son Terry and Debbie Stevenson of West Salem, IL; daughter-in-law Pam Stevenson of Woodland, WA; one daughter Linda and Dennis Fellows of Bicknell, IN; one brother Ernest “Buck” LaVon Davis of Lawrenceville; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm Thursday, Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville.  Friends may call Thursday from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the funeral home.

Burial will be in May Chapel Cemetery, Lawrenceville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis or to the Pleasant Ridge Christian Church.  Envelopes will be made available through the funeral home.

Posted by: emsfh1 | January 8, 2010

Diana M. Lawrence

Diana M. Lawrence of Lawrenceville, IL passed away Friday January 8, 2010 at the Richland memorial Hospital.

She was born May 18, 1940 in Hammond, IN the daughter of Alderson and Emma (Yockey) Slade. She was married April 19, 1958 to Leon Lawrence. He survives.

She worked as a cook at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, IL. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Along with her husband, survivors include 2 sons: Rodney and his wife Nancy Lawrence of DuPont, IN, Robert Lawrence of Lawrenceville, IL, a daughter: Cheryl Greathouse of Seymour, IN, 2 brothers: Rick Slade of Hammond, IN, Steve Slade of Sullivan, IN, 6 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. A daughter Charlotte, 3 brothers and 2 sisters are deceased.

A time of gathering will be Wednesday from 5:00 until 7:00pm at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be given to Good Samaritan Hospice or to Richland Care and Rehab.

Posted by: emsfh1 | January 7, 2010

Reyschia D. Barton

Reyschia D. Barton, age 61, of Lawrenceville passed away January 7, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN.  Born April 29, 1948 in Jacksonville, IL she was the daughter of Stanley Dugger and Audrey (Tucker) McBride.

Reyschia owned and operated Fine Lines Beauty Salon and was a hairdresser for 38 years.  She was a member of the Bee Branch Community Church where she served as Deacon.  She also belonged to a card club.

Reyschia was preceded in death by her father.

Survivors include her mother Audrey McBride of Lawrenceville; two daughters Sharryl Barton of Vincennes, IN and Dawn Harsha of Oaktown, IN; two brothers Gregory Dugger of Sumner and Mark Dugger of Greenfield, IL; one sister Kim Bertino of Gillespie, IL; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The funeral will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville.  Friends may call Friday evening from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Shilo Cemetery, Berryville, IL

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Posted by: emsfh1 | January 7, 2010

Roberta S. “Bobbi” Clary

Roberta S. “Bobbi” Clary, age 61, passed away January 7, 2010 at the Lawrence Community Healthcare Center in Bridgeport.  Born March 1, 1948 in Dayton, OH she was the daughter of Robert Edwin and Ruth (Powers) Thielman.  She married Charles James Clary and he preceded her in death.

Bobbi was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church.  She was also a member of the Eagles.

Bobbi was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Charles.

Survivors include one daughter Brandi Clary of Sumner; one brother Dannie O’Dell of Washington, IN; two sisters Edwina “Eddi” York of Sumner, IL and Dee Seniawski of Sun City, AZ; as well as three nephews and one niece.

A memorial service will be conducted Friday, January 15th at First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville at 10:00 am.  Interrment will follow at the Oddfellows Cemetery  in Edwardsport, IN.

Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial donations may be made to the family to help with expenses.

Posted by: emsfh1 | January 6, 2010

Jerry Merle Totten

Jerry Merle Totten, 61, of Lawrenceville, IL (formerly of Sumner) passed away January 6, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, IN.

Born February 9, 1948 he was the son of Donald Merle and Goldie (Fulk) Ridgley.  He married Claudia Cooper August 17, 1980 and she preceded him in death April 15, 2009.

Jerry owned and operated Jerry’s Septic Service.  He was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Claudia; one son Terry Totten; one brother and one infant sister.

Survivors include two sons Paul Young of Lawrenceville and Jerry Totten of Sumner; seven daughters Daisy Smith of Bridgeport, Ollie Stremme of Sumner, Jackquie Madden of FL, Shannon Kittle of Olney, Cindy Klinger of Noble, Billie Reider of Centralia and Peggy Dowty of Bridgeport; three brothers Frank and Bob Totten of Noble and Donald Ridgley of Olney; six sisters Marlene Aldridge of FL, Ruth Ridgley and Betty Richards both of Olney, Kathy Ridgley of IN and Mary Ridgley of Calhoun, IL and Pat Cogswell of Lawrenceville; as well as 14 grandchildren.

The funeral will be 12:00 noon Monday at Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner.  Friends may call Monday from 10:00 am until the hour of service at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Sumner Cemetery.

Posted by: emsfh1 | January 6, 2010

Gerald W. Houser

Gerald W. Houser,66, of Sumner, IL passed away January 6, 2010 in Olney, IL.  Born August 10, 1943 in Lawrence County, IL he was the son of Wilbur and Opal (Craig) Houser.

Gerald worked as a supervisor for 35 years at AMF/Roadmaster and worked at Skyline Steel in Newton.  He was a member of the Eagles, Moose, and American Legion.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Dena Marie Houser, and one sister Kay Pittman.

Survivors include two sons Doug and Kim Houser of Olney and Aaron and Susana Houser of Deltona, FL; three daughters Karen and Russell Adams of Sumner, Lisa and Jeff Taylor of Noble and Janet Collins of Olney; two sisters Romell Hipsher of Sumner and Cindy Thompson of rural Lawrenceville; 22 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 7:00 pm Monday at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, IL. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 pm Monday at the funeral home.

 

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