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May 22, 2018


WEEK OF MAY 21, 2018
Velma Crowley

Velma J. Crowley passed away peacefully in her sleep, Saturday, May 19.



Harold Wimbley

Harold S. 'Hokey' Wimbley, 65, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Friday, May 18, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral services will be Monday, May 21, 201, at 11:00 a.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Portee Cemetery with military rites. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Steve's memory may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, Good Samaritan Hospice, or Lawrence County Human Society.

Steve and Karen wish to acknowledge all of their friends and family for their visits, prayers, and support they provided throughout this journey.

Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com to view the tribute and to send condolences.



Ursula Russell

Ursula Louise Russell, 81, Dieterich, died at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Private family services will be held with burial in Dieterich Village Cemetery, Dieterich. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home, Dieterich.



Marilyn Rubsam

Marilyn Elaine Rubsam, 85, Newton, died at 8:32 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, at Newton Care Center in Newton, surrounded by her eight children.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m Wednesday, May 23, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the church and one hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Thomas School or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Raymond Lovellette

Raymond Jerald Lovellette, 31, Robinson, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, near West Memphis, Ark.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Barbara Hightshoe

Barbara M. Hightshoe, age 56 of Sullivan, Ind., and formerly of Quebec, Canada, died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 6:35 p.m. from drowning in the Wabash River in Hutsonville, Ill. The Crawford County Coroner's Office is investigating this death.

Cremation rites will be accorded with interment at a later date in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Howard McCormick

Howard McCormick, Portage, Ind. passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018.

A memorial service was held Saturday, May 12, at Edmons and Evans Funeral Home, Portage, Ind., with Pastor Ben Ahlersmeyer officiating. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com.



Robert Shidler

Robert Shidler, 76, Hardinville, died Monday, May 21, 2018, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Terre Haute, Ind.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson.

Monday, May 21, 2018

WEEK OF MAY 14, 2018
Steven Waldrop Sr.

Steven G. Waldrop Sr., 62, Oblong, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong. Burial will follow in Harmony Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Steven G. Waldrop Sr. Memorial Fund C/O Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com.

Pulliam Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Norman Copper

Norman E. Copper, 89, Newton, died at 2:46 p.m. Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Villas of Hollybrook in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 15, at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Ste. Marie, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie, with full military rites provided by the Ste. Marie American Legion Post 932. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the church and one hour prior to the mass. Memorials may be made to the St. Marie American Legion or the Ste. Marie Foundation.



Mike Rich

James Michael "Mike" Rich, (Lil'Man), age 68, of Shelburn, Ind., and formerly of Robinson, Ill., died Friday, May 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. DST, at his residence surrounded by family and caregivers following a long battle with lung cancer.

Cremation Rites will be accorded. Family and friends will gather at the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, Ill., on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. for a graveside committal service. Military graveside rites will be provided by local veteran's organizations.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of James Michael "Mike" (Lil'Man) Rich to the VFW Transportation Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Floyd Goff

Floyd Goff, 86, of Robinson, Ill., died on Monday, May 14, 2018, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at the funeral home with Pastor Jon Wiseman officiating the service. Burial will immediately follow and will be held at Jones Cemetery, where military services will be conducted by the combined units of the Robinson V.F.W. Post 4549, American Legion Post 69, and Marine Corps League Det. 546, and the Flat Rock American Legion Post 132. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity and veterans service organization that offers a variety of programs, services and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following September 11, 2001. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Roger Zinke

Roger Zinke, 79, Robinson, died at 3:59 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in the comfort of his home.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Raymond Lovellette

Raymond Jerald Lovellette, 31, Robinson, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, near West Memphis, Ark.

Arrangements are pending with the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson.



Ursula Russell

Ursula Louise Russell, 81, Dieterich, died at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.



Barbara Tuel

Barbara Lee Tuel, 81, Flora, formerly of Oblong, died on Wednesday May 16, 2018, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Ind.

Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday May 19, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong. Burial will follow in Hardinville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Clay County Home Health Care in Flora. Envelopes will be available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, is in charge of arrangements.



Ursula Russell

Ursula Louise Russell, 81, Dieterich, died at 5:35 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

WEEK OF MAY 7, 2018
Ronald Menacher

Ronald Dee Menacher , 61 of Elk City, Okla., formerly of Oblong, Ill., passed away Monday, April 23, 2018, in Carter, Okla.

A casual gathering of family and friends to share memories and celebrate Ron's life will be held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Pulliam Funeral Home 302 E. Main St. Oblong, Ill.

The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to First Assembly of God Church 2701 S. Randall Ave. Elk City, OK. Envelopes at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449

Condolences and memories may be sent to the family at oblongfuneralhome.com



Loretta Auskis

Loretta Auskis, 78, of Oblong, Ill., passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018, at 9:35 p.m. surrounded by her CILA family.

Celebration of Loretta's Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will be in Oblong Cemetery.



Shirley Zellers-Thacker

Mrs. Shirley J. Zellers Thacker, age 82 of Robinson, Ill., passed away peacefully on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 10:37 a.m. at the Arbor Rose Assisted Living Facility, Robinson, Ill., surrounded by her close family.

Friends and family may offer condolences at her visitation at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., on Saturday May 12, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow at the Kirk Chapel Cemetery, Robinson, Ill.

Memorial may be made to the Kirk Chapel United Methodist Church, Robinson, Ill., or the Alzheimer's Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Sara Kimberlin

Sara (Elder) Kimberlin, 81, Palestine, died at 9:55 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, in the comfort of her home.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 12 p.m. at the funeral home, with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating the service. Burial will be in the Palestine Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, with checks made payable to the "Oblong Nutrition Center". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.



Irma Marbry

Irma Plunkett Marbry assed away Monday,  April 23, 2018. 



Steven Waldrop Sr.

Steven G. Waldrop Sr., 62, Oblong, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at his residence.

Arrangements are pending with the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

WEEK OF APRIL 30, 2018
Michael Lee Redman

Michael Lee Redman, 62, of Flat Rock, Ill., died at 6:30 p.m. on April 26, 2018, at his home.

A visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Flat Rock. A funeral service will immediately follow and will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Tohill Cemetery. Attendees are encouraged to bring their classic cars to services. Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Collectibles Car Club, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Donald Osborn

Mr. Donald W. Osborn, 90, lifelong resident of Robinson, Ill., died unexpectedly Friday, April 27, 2018, at his home in Robinson, Ill., following several months of declining health.

Funeral services for Donald W. Osborn will be conducted Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Judy Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Memorial contributions may be made to the Robinson Food Pantry care of The Otterbein United Methodist Church, 601 E. Pine St., Robinson, IL 62454.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



James Stillwell

James Douglas Stillwell passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at home in northeast Portland, Ore.

A family service and memorial will be held in June on Mt. Hood.

For those who wish, memorials may be made in his name in support of the Tennessee Governor's School for the Arts (GSFTA). Jim was an alumnus of this program, a four-week summer residency for high school students gifted in the arts. To find out more, visit http://gsfta.com/foundation/.



Jessie Williams

Jessie P. Williams, 86, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehabilitation in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

In keeping with her wishes, Jessie's remains were cremated. Visitation and memorial service are Thursday, May 3, 2018, at First Christian Church in Grayville. Visitation is at 1 p.m. and service is at 3 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Grayville First Christian Church and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Arrangements are by Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville.



Debra Pittman

Debra Lynne (Lewis) Pittman, 58, Newton, died at 9:31 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2018, at her home from pulmonary fibrosis.

Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Memorials may be made for an education fund for Debbie's grandchildren.



Diane Jones

Diane Marie Jones, 67, Centralia, died at 11:57 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018, at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia.

A private burial will be held at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Peggy Crozier

Peggy Joyce Pinkstaff Crozier, age 85, passed away the afternoon of Sunday, April 22, 2018, to join the Lord and her many family and friends.

A memorial service was held at The Woodlands United Methodist Church on Lake Woodlands Parkway on April 27, 2018 in The Robb Chapel. A reception followed.

A special thanks for the loving care and blessings of Silverado Hospice and the amazing providers in Tamika and Latina.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Abiding Life Ministries International/Betty Wells, P.O. Box 620998, Littleton, CO, 80120; www.abidinglife.com; or to a charity of your choice.

Condolences may be sent to: Steven Crozier, 23 Kentwich, Conroe, TX, 77384.

Monday, April 30, 2018

WEEK OF APRIL 23, 2018
Patricia Smith

Patricia Smith, 79, of Litchfield, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018, at her daughter's home in Muncie, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 24 at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill., with Pastor Judy Williams officiating. The family will receive friends for visitation on Tuesday, April 24, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Robinson New Cemetery, Robinson, IL.



Ray Ferguson

Ray Ferguson, of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 10:28 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

Funeral services celebrating Ray's life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2018, at the Latona Church of Christ in Latona, Illinois, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton, Illinois. Visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, and one hour prior to the service at the church. In loving memory of Ray, memorials may be made to the Latona Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Robert Nickolas

Robert Nicholas, age 71 of Olney, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018, in the chapel of Thrasher Family Funeral Home in Olney. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the chapel of Thrasher Family Funeral Home. Burial will be at South Bend Cemetery in rural Jasper County. Pastor Steve Wingert and the Richland County Veteran's Organization will be officiating.

Family and friends can sign Robert's online guestbook at www.thrasherfamilyfh.com.



Donald Davis

Donald D. Davis, 81, of Robinson, Illinois passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. CST at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 pm.m CST at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Derr Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Donald's memory may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-Gateway Chapter or The American Cancer Society.

Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com to view the tribute and to send condolences.



Joanna Chancellor

Joanna Marie Chancellor, 81 Toledo, died at 5:22 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 2018, at her home surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup, with Scott Sims officiating. Burial will be in the Greenup Cemetery in Greenup. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Research Hospital.



John McCarthy

John C. McCarthy, 88, Newton, and former resident of Tumbling Shoals, Ark., died at 11 p.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018, at his home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Honey Cemetery, Bogota, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. The family will receive friends at an open house at St. Thomas Parish Center in Newton, immediate following the graveside until 4:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, Illinois 62448.

Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Gerald Hill

Gerald L. Hill, aged 73, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2018.

Preceding him in death were his parents; his brothers, Paul, Deward, and Dwight; and his sister, Margaret.

Per Gerald's request, there will be no services. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Phyllis Ann Rudolphi

Phyllis Ann Rudolphi, 68 of Newton, Ill., passed away at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018, at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham, Ill.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Phylli will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 30, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Newton, Ill., with Rev. Stephen Willis officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ste. Marie, Ill.. Visitation will held one hour before the service. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Ill.. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



June Kenderdine

June Kenderdine, 88, Marshall, died at 12:05 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2018, at Burnsides Nursing Home in Marshall.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, at the Harrison Cemetery, rural West Union. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home, West Union is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, April 23, 2018

WEEK OF APRIL 16, 2018
Margaret Brackett

Margaret Ann Brackett, age 83 of Newton, Illinois, passed away at 4:48 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2018, at her home.

Funeral services celebrating Margaret's life will be held at 11:00 a.m.Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Honey Cemetery in Bogota, Illinois. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. In loving memory of Margaret, memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.



Irene Stephens

Mrs. Clara "Irene" Stephens, age 93 of Hutsonville, Ill., passed away on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at 4:07 a.m. at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following several months of failing health.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 18, 2018 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Hutsonville, Ill. Visitation will be Wednesday April 18, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. until time of service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill., at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018.

Memorial donations may be made to Riley's Children's Hospital or the National Autism Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Allie Mae Lockhart

Allie Mae "Sally" Lockhart, 83, of North Judson, Ind., formerly of Robinson, Ill., died at 8:56 a.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at the LaPorte Hospital in LaPorte, Ind. It was Allie's wish to be cremated, with Goodwine Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.

Her family will be in charge of a memorial service being held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Crawford County Christian Center (4Cs) at 211 E. Main Street in Robinson. A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. immediately prior to the service at the church.



Jerome Rynder

After fighting and winning multiple health battles, our Superman, Jerome Lee "Jerry" Rynder, age 76, lost his final battle at his home in Evansville, Indiana on April 12, 2018, after being struck by a large piece of Kryptonite.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Alexander North Evansville, Indiana with service following immediately after. Graveside services and interment will be at Alexander Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations to the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.



Mary Young

Mary M. Young, 74, Springfield, died at 10:35 a.m., Friday April 13, 2018.

Visitation is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Staab Funeral Home, Springfield. Funeral service is at 1:30 p.m., Friday, with Pastor Milton Bost officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Cemetery in New City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Gift of Hope.



Charles Ruddell

Charles Lee Ruddell, 94, of Robinson, Ill., passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Ridgeview Care Center in Oblong, Ill.

Celebration of Charles's Life will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill. Burial will follow in Oblong Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong Schools Academic Foundation. Envelopes will be available at or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com

Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong is in charge of arrangements.



Richard Williams

Richard M. Williams, age 84 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 5:10 a.m. EST at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Ind.

The Funeral Service will be Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Jay Regennitter officiating. Visitation will be Saturday April 21, 2018, from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. noon. Burial will follow in the Robinson New Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Lincoln Trail College Foundation or the Crawford County Spay and Neuter Fund, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Jerry Goodwin

Mr. Jerry L. Goodwin, age 78 of Robinson, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 11:40 a.m. at Indiana University/Purdue University of Indianapolis, Ind., following several weeks of failing health.

The Funeral Service will be Monday April 23, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Bro. Randy Nave officiating. Visitation will be Sunday April 22, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Charity of the Donor's Choice with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Warren Moore

Warren Moore, 86, of Robinson, Ill., died at 11:08 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Carle Hospital in Urbana, Ill.

A time of visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will immediately follow and will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with burial in the Robinson Old Cemetery. Mike McElyea will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to the "Highland Church of Christ" who will use the funds to do mission work, both locally and abroad. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Linda Ridgway

Linda D. Ridgway, age 65 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 2:20 a.m. at Indiana University Health Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill., with Rev. Jay Regennitter officiating. Visitation will be Monday, April 23, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Ill. Burial will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, rural Annapolis, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the Linda Ridgway Scholarship Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Melissa Glenn

Melissa L. Glenn, 57, of Lafayette, Ind., passed away on February 1, 2018 at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, Ind.

It was her wish to be cremated with private services to be held at a later date at the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Dean Rhodes

Dean C. Rhodes, age 72, of Casey, Ill., passed away at 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Heartland Nursing Center, Casey, Ill.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Markwell Funeral Home with Marvin Leighty officiating. Burial will follow in Casey Cumberland Cemetery, Casey, Ill. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. prior the service on Saturday morning at Markwell Funeral Home, 200 N. Central Ave., Casey, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to Five Points Christian Church, PO Box 292, Westfield, IL 62474 or Oblong Christian Children's Home, 4094 E. 1050th Ave., Oblong, IL 62449.

To view the full obituary, send a condolence message, light a candle or post photos, visit www.markwellfuneralhome.com. Markwell Funeral Home of Casey, Ill., is in charge of the arrangements.



Ray Ferguson

Ray Ferguson, 92, Newton, died at 10:28 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at HSHS St. John's Hospital in Springfield.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 23, at the Latona Church of Christ in Latona, with Nate Hagen officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Latona Church of Christ. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.

Monday, April 16, 2018

WEEK OF APRIL 9, 2018
Paula Myers

Paula June Myers, 51, of Robinson, Ill., died at 9:08 a.m. on Friday, April 6, 2018, at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, at the funeral home with burial following in the Berlin Cemetery. Sheila Ducommon will officiate the services. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



John Adams

John Charles Adams, 95, of Paris, Illinois, passed from this earth at 3:10 a.m. Monday, April 09, 2018, at Paris Healthcare Center.

For those who wish, the family suggests that memorials be made to Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch in St. Ignatius, Montana.

Services celebrating his life will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, east of Kansas. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.

Additional information and online condolences available at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com



Daniel "Dan" Jansen

Daniel Gene "Dan" Jansen, 52, Newton, died at 6:56 a.m. Monday, April 9, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, April 13, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst, celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Island Grove. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the church and one hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to his children's education fund. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois.



Della Mae Watts

Della Mae Watts, 81, Robinson, died at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2018, at Heritage Health in Robinson.

A private burial will be held at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements.



Joseph "Joe" Kincaid

Millard Joseph "Joe" Kincaid, 51, Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, April 11, 2018, no cause given, at his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Cunningham Funeral Home, Bridgeport. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cremation will follow services.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.



Margaret Meyer

Margaret L. Meyer, 84, Wheeler, died at 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

She worked hard on the farm, planting a big garden and pitching in with the other chores.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 16, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in rural Dieterich (Bishop Creek), with Fr. Bill Rooney, celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Dieterich. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at the church with a parish wake service at 6:45 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to mass. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

WEEK OF APRIL 2, 2018
Dannie Parker

Dannie W. Parker, 79, of Hendersonville, Tenn., formerly of Robinson, Ill., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at his residence in Tennessee.

Celebration of Dannie life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson, Ill. Casual gathering of friend and family will be from 12:00 noon until service time. A private family burial will be held at Friends Creek Cemetery in Argenta, Ill. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Parkinson Association or an organization of the donor's choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com

Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.



Ray Ridgley

Ray Ridgley, 71, Robinson, died on April 1, 2018, in the comfort of his daughter's home in Greenwood, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A memorial service will follow and will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday.



Marvin Elmore

Marvin E. Elmore, 93, of Wheeler, died at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Latona Church of Christ in Latona. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 2, at the church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Ray Ridgley

Ray Ridgley, 71, Robinson, died on April 1, 2018, in the comfort of his daughter's home in Greenwood, Ind.

A time of visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson. A memorial service will follow and will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home with Celebrant Curt Goodwine officiating. Memorials may be made to the Crawford County Collectibles Car Club, with envelopes available at the funeral home.



Opal Cornwell

Opal Marie Graham Cornwell, 78, of rural West York, Ill., died at 2:16 a.m. on April 2, 2018.

Per Opal's wishes, her earthly remains will be cremated, and also per her request, no flowers, plants, or memorial contributions are to be given. If you want to honor her, she suggested that you take a child to a park or go visit someone; that you purposefully think of someone and go do something nice for them in her honor. Just think how much better we would all be if we just did that.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 7, at the Melrose Church of God with Wes Cornwell officiating. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson is in charge of arrangements. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Marvin Elmore

Marvin E. Elmore, 93, of Wheeler, died at 7:55 a.m. Thursday, March 29, 2018, at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Latona Church of Christ in Latona. Burial will be in the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona, with full military rites by the Jasper Post 20 American Legion. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 2, at the church. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Larry D. Dennis

Larry D. Dennis, 75, of Oblong, IL, passed away on Saturday March 31, 2018, at Crawford Memorial Hospital.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the charity of the donor's choosing and may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com

Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL, is in charge of arrangements.



Janey Branson

Janey A. Branson, age 71 of Robinson, Ill., passed away Monday, April 2, 2018, at 8:30 p.m. at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Ill., following many weeks of failing health.

Visitation will be Saturday, April 7, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson with the Funeral Service at 1:00 p.m. at Pulliam Funeral Home. Pastor Jay Regennitter will be officiating. Burial will be in the Hutsonville new Cemetery, Hutsonville, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church Capital Campaign Fund or the Lincoln Trail College Foundation with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made online at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.



Betty Jean Latimer

Betty Jean Latimer, 85, Montgomery, Ohio, died at 9:15 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018.

A private funeral service was held, with burial in Armstrong Cemetery.



Linda Rains

Memorial services for Linda Marie Crabtree Rains, 72, Montgomery, Ala., will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 14167, E. 180th St. West York, Ill. 62478, with Larry Crabtree officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mt. Olive Cemetery, with envelopes available at the church, or mailed to the address above.




Monday, April 02, 2018

WEEK OF MARCH 26, 2018
Billie Cox

Billie Fay Cox, 80, Oblong, Ill., passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, Ill.

A Celebration of Billie's Life will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, Ill. A gathering of friends and family will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Internment of cremated remains in Mound Cemetery will be at a later date. The family requests that an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Oblong High School Art Department or the Oblong Food Pantry with envelopes at or may be mailed to the Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at oblongfuneralhome.com.

Pulliam Funeral Home, Oblong, IL is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, March 26, 2018

WEEK OF MARCH 19, 2018
Shirley Banta

Shirley Ransford Banta, 84, of Merom, Ind., formerly of Palestine, Ill., died at 2:38 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018 at the Sullivan County Community Hospital in Sullivan, Ind.

It was her wish to be cremated, and a private family service will be held at a later date. The Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, with envelopes available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Mary Ann Kocher

Mary Ann (Dhom) Kocher, 62, Newton, died at 2:25 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Newton Care Center in Newton.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 22, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton, with Fr. Dean Probst celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Newton. Visitation will be held 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the church and one hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the Jasper County Cancer Fund PO Box 333 Newton, IL 62448. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Eric Fehrenbacher

Eric Robert Fehrenbacher, 32, Newton, died at 6:11 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Newton. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery in Wendelin. Visitation will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the church and a half hour before the mass. Memorials may be made to the Madison and Maddox Francisco Education Fund. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton.



Alan Waggoner

Alan Brent Waggoner, 62, West York, died at 11:29 a.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018.

According to his wishes, Alan Brent Waggoner will be cremated and there will be no public service. The Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union, is in charge of arrangements.





Hattie Yager

Hattie M. (Goss) Yager, 86, of Oblong, Ill., the bend area passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018, at the Magnolia Center at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Ill.

Celebration of Hattie's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, Ill. Burial will be in Yager Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. until service time at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Bend Community Club. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com

Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, Ill. is in charge of arrangements.



Judy Brannon

Judy J. Brannon, 79, of Tuscola, Ill., passed away at 10:50 a.m., Sunday, March 18, 2018 at the Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, March 23, 2018 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, 705 South Main Street, Tuscola, IL

Graveside Services will be held 1:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, IL.

Online condolences may be shared via hilligossshraderfh.com



Nancy Tipsword

Nancy Grace Tispword, 70, Greenup, died at 5:34 a.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Douglas Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mattoon.

Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the Meyer Funeral Home - Bishop Chapel in Greenup, with Virgil Cisney officiating. Burial will be in the Harmony Cemetery north of Greenup. Visitation will be held two hours before the service. Memorials may be made to the Plum Grove Church.



Jeramie Elder

Jeramie Elder, 43, of Robinson, Ill., died at 6:12 a.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018.

A time of visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Palestine. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Tim Watson officiating. Memorials may be made to Jeramie's memorial fund, with checks made payable to "Goodwine Funeral Homes". Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Darwin Tapley

Darwin Neile Tapley, 82, of Vincennes, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from Noon until the service. Online condolences may be made at www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.



Jim Winters

Mr. James H. "Jim" Winters, age 80, of Hutsonville, died Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at St. Vincent's Seton Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind., following several weeks of failing health.

Funeral services for James H. Winters will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018, at the First Baptist Church in Hutsonville with Pastor David Vaughn officiating. Cremation will follow funeral services with interment of cremated remains at a later time in the Hutsonville Cemetery. Friends and family friends may call at the Pulliam Funeral Home in Hutsonville from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018. The family suggests memorials in Jim's memory to the James H. Winters' memorial fund at First Baptist Church in Hutsonville with envelopes available at the funeral home and church.



Edward "Sonny" Arbuckle

Edward "Sonny" Arbuckle, 89, of Marshall, Ill., died at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018, in the comfort of his home.

A time of visitation will be held from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, at the Prust-Hosch Funeral Home in West Union. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Pruitt officiating. Burial will be in the Harrison Cemetery, where military honors will be given by the West Union American Legion Post 1130.

Memorials may be made to the Pinehaven Christian Children's Ranch, a program near and dear to Ed's heart. Its aim is to provide a stable, controlled, secure environment in which young people can reach the potential that God has placed within them. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For more information, or to share a memory or condolence online, please visit www.goodwinefuneralhomes.com.



Stephen Cowger

Stephen Cowger, 59, Wheeler, died at 03:25 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at his home.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, at the Clay City Cemetery, Clay City, with Nate Hagen officiating. Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. Memorials may be made to Clay County Hospice in Flora.

Monday, March 19, 2018


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