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Carterville - Ernie was born on November 27, 1926, in Carterville, to
Ernest R. and Gladys (Armstrong) Reynolds. He grew up there with his two siblings, Charles and Jeanne. He died July 27, 2014.
He graduated from Carterville
High School in 1944. A stellar high school athlete in basketball, football, and track, he immediately joined the United States
Navy after graduation. During military service, he also played for a U.S. Navy basketball team when he was stationed at Memphis,
Tennessee. He was honorably discharged at the end of the war. Shortly after he was inducted into service, he married his high school sweetheart, Jean Ellen Cox,
on November 18, 1944. He was looking forward to celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. After discharge from the Navy, he worked for his father-in-law,
Claude Cox, whom he idolized, at Cox Lumber Yard. He also managed the family farm. He loved the land and often grew sweet
corn to give to his friends. He continued to play basketball and baseball well into his adult life for an independent basketball
team made up of men from Southern Illinois and baseball for Oscar Horsley’s Crainville All-Stars. During this time he also refereed high school and college
basketball and football throughout Illinois until he retired in 1993 after twenty-five years. He was inducted in the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association
Hall of Fame in 1993 for outstanding achievement in Illinois basketball. In 1984 the Southern Illinois Football Coaches Association
honored him for his achievement as a football official for a “job well done.” In July 1993 he also received an
award as “Honorary Referee of the Year” from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. He was proud to have refereed the last Illinois high school
state basketball championship game in Huff Gym at Champaign, Illinois and the next year to referee the first Illinois high
school state championship game in the newly constructed Assembly Hall, also in Champaign. After retirement from officiating, Ernie was appointed by the Missouri Valley
Conference as an observer and evaluator of officials at Southern Illinois University basketball games in an effort to improve
college refereeing. He often traveled with the SIU basketball team and volunteered his service and support for its teams.
He was devoted to his church, the Carterville Grand Avenue Baptist Church, where he served as deacon. He was a Mason and also served on the Carterville School
Board. He never met a stranger
and enjoyed many friendships throughout Illinois, especially in the sports world. He will be dearly missed but fondly remembered. He is survived by his loving wife, Jean Ellen Reynolds,
daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Dr. Richard Hunter and a son, John Reynolds, all of Carterville; granddaughters, Laura
Hunter Johnson (John) of Columbia, Ill., Amy Hunter Harmon (Tom) of St. Louis, and Amanda Reynolds McIntyre (Ryan) of Webster
Groves, Mo.; great-granddaughters, Ava and June Harmon; great-grandson, Hudson Reynolds McIntyre; and a host of friends. The family suggests that you express your condolences by
contributing to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959 or to the Alzheimer’s Association,
320 East Walnut Street, Suite A, Carbondale, IL 62901. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. A celebration of Ernie’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m.,
Thursday, July 31, 2014, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville. Burial will be in Egyptian Memorial
Gardens in Energy with military rites performed by the Marion V.F.W. Hyde-Pillow Post #1301 and the Navy Honors Ritual Team.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.
Helen Marie Waldron-Rowatt, 88, of Herrin, died Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Hurricane Creek Assisted
Living Center in Herrin, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday,
July 30, 2014, Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. R.H. Chitwood and Pastor Marty
Beers officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Wednesday,
at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road,
Marion, IL 62959 or to the Activities Department at Hurricane Creek, 400 Lou Ann Drive, Herrin, IL 62948. Envelopes will also
be available at the funeral home. Helen was born on December 18, 1925, in Overton, Alabama, to Eugene and
Lillian (Guy) Russell. She married Wyvan Keith Williams, and he was killed in action during WWII overseas in Germany. She
later married Victor G. Waldron, and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1989. She is survived by her daughter
and son-in-law, Suzzette and Tom Coffey of Cambria; sons, Troy Waldron and his partner, Matthew Smith, of Dunedin, Fla. and
Victor and Paula Waldron; grandchildren and their spouses, Guy and Dora Whitecotton, Jerry and Jennifer Lauderdale, Tracy
Hardcastle, Crystal and Steve Mitchell, Holly and Eric Wheetley, Anjel and Mark Ausherman, Mark Hall, and Dawn Sweeney; great-grandchildren,
Hally Kissar, Ian Hardcastle, Brooklyn Bowlin, Cody Ausherman, Jessica Lingle, Courtney Ausherman, Blake Morgan, Alexander
Wheetley, Chaz English, Darren Lauderdale, Lauren Wheetley, Daniel Pujols, Kaitlyn Wheetley, Catherine Mitchell, and Alton
Colby; great great-grandchildren, Caleb Vogel, Abby Mocaby, Mason Rohach, Johnathan Hall, and Brantley Lowery; sister and
brother-in-law, Imogene and Carl Spinks of Herrin; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Virgil and Virginia Russell of West Frankfort,
David and Camilla Russell of West Frankfort and Brian Russell of Marion. Helen was preceded in death by her
parents; husbands, Wyvan Keith Williams and Victor G. Waldron; daughters, Myra Whitecotton and Brenda Williams; grandsons,
Brian Keith Whitecotton, William Joe Whitecotton, Eddie Lee Lauderdale, and Johnathan Drake Sanders; brothers, Horace Buddy
Russell, David E. Russell, James Robert Russell, and Ceberan Russell; and step-sister, Dorothy Taylor. She
was a self-employed seamstress. In her earlier years, she had worked on the assembly line at Allen Industries and Sangamon
then also at Smoler Brother as a seamstress. For some time, Helen did alterations at Ellis Bridal and Zwicks Concept in Herrin
then at Meis Department Store in Carbondale. She was a member the Rebekah Lodge in Carterville. Helen
loved sewing, collecting antiques, visiting with friends, playing BINGO at Hurricane Creek, and gardening, especially in her
flower garden. Her family would like to give thanks and special recognition to the staff at Parkway Manor,
the staff and residents at Hurricane Creek, the nurses at Hospice of Southern Illinois, and her therapist, Sarah Wiley, for
all of their wonderful care and support.
Carterville - Darl A. Keehler, 83, of Carterville,
died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral
Home in Carterville, with Pastor Marvin Kleinau officiating. Burial will be in North Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation
will begin at 6:00 p.m., Friday, July 25, 2014, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Community of Christ, P.O. Box 306, Carbondale, IL 62901. Envelopes
will also be available at the funeral home. Darl
was born on March 25, 1931, in Cheboygan, Michigan, to Alfred E. and Dorothy M. (Lalone) Keehler. He married Jean Edna Evans
on January 14, 1954, in Media, Pennsylvania. He is
survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Jean Keehler of Carterville; daughters and son-in-law, Barbara and David Hampton
of Carterville and Sandra Keehler of Carterville; son and daughter-in-law, William and Christy Keehler of Pontoon Beach, Ill.;
grandchildren, Shawn and Marcee Hampton of Kennewick, Wash., Rob Martin of Pontoon Beach, Ill. and Christopher Keehler of
Pontoon Beach, Ill.; great-grandchildren, Kaylin Hampton, Jaeden Hampton, Grayson Hampton, and Marilyn Martin; his mother,
Dorothy Keehler of Blue Springs, Mo.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dwaine and Lorraine Keehler of Lee Summit, Mo. and Jerry
and Kay Keehler of Berryville, Ark.; sister, Karen Johnston of Blue Springs, Mo., as well as nieces and nephews. Darl was preceded in death by his father; his brother-in-law, Richard Johnston;
and his granddaughter, Kathryn Hampton. He honorably
served our country in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1951 to 1955, during the Korean Conflict. Darl was a Civil Engineer for IDOT beginning in August of 1962 up until his retirement
in 1991. He was a member of the
Masons. Darl was a lifelong member of the Community
of Christ in Carbondale, where he served as a Deacon until his superannuation in 2009. Darl was known by family, friends and neighbors as a storyteller and a person who
enjoyed helping others solve problems. Darl was well-known among his son’s friends as a teacher because
he taught them how to fish and hunt. During his employment at IDOT, he was a permit engineer, but he was
most excited when it snowed and he had a chance to drive a snow plow. In his later years, Darl would spend hours in his workshop crafting pieces as large as a four-poster
bed and as small as a wooden box shaped like a pig. After retirement, Darl initiated the Thursday Give-Away
at the Marion branch of his church. During the Marion branch renovation, Darl designed the trim in the
sanctuary and throughout the rest of building.
Mabel J. Rice
- Mabel J. Rice, 97, of Carterville, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Jerseyville
Manor Nursing Home, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at noon,
Friday, July 18, 2014, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Brad Harlow officiating.
Burial will be in Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to noon, Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Building Fund, 406 South
Division Street, Carterville, IL 62918. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Mabel was born on September 6, 1916, in New Burnside, to William and Effie (Johns) Griffith, but was raised by
her mother and Hugh Bryan. She married Homer E. Rice on Oct. 26, 1935. He preceded her in death on October 9, 1990. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Cyndy Rice of Jerseyville;
grandchildren, Scott and Tiffany Rice of Champaign and Nathan Rice of Decatur; great grandchildren, Madison, Lillian and Evangeline
Rice, all of Champaign; nephew, Mike and Eydee Persson
of North Carolina; nieces and their spouses, Mary Newsom of Carterville, Nancy and Dean Pearson of
Carterville, Donna Gulley of Marion, Sara and J.P. Barrington of Carterville, and Linda and Dennis Drust of Carterville.
Mabel was preceded in death by her parents; step father, husband; and brother, Carl Thomas Bryan. She owned and operated
Red and White Grocery Store in Carterville for several years and also Rice's Green House for many years. She was a member
of First Baptist Church in Carterville and at her death had the distinction of being the oldest and longest member. Mabel
loved flowers and people would drive by just to see her Azaleas. She liked to work puzzle books, but most of all, her
family was her life. She will be dearly missed.
Carterville - Virginia Lee Armstrong, 92, of Carterville, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at the home of Jack and Beverly Cover, whom
she had resided with the last several years. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke
Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Michael Williams officiating. Burial will be in Oakland
Cemetery in Carbondale. Visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the D.A.V.,
Williamson County #71, 905 S 12th Street, Herrin, IL 62948. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Virginia was born on February
3, 1922, in Murphysboro, to John Thomas and Rose (Frey) Simons. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Beverly Cover of Carterville; daughter and
son-in-law, Sharon and Paul Ranmar of Energy; son-in-law, Dale Poiter of Herrin; grandchildren and their spouses, Peggy Dooley,
Pat and Sherry Poiter, Bobby Poiter, Pamela Austin, Ryan Williamson, Candy Cover, and T.J. Hale; and several great grandchildren.
She is also survived by a very special friend, her hospice nurse, Ellen, who went above and beyond her duties as Virginia’s
caregiver. We are eternally grateful to you. Virginia
was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Lamont Cover, Delbert Lewis and John Armstrong; son, John Thomas Cover;
daughter, Margaret Poiter; brother, Harold Simons; and sister, Katherin Rowe. She was a nurse at Holden Hospital in Carbondale until its closure. She then worked as a nurse for
Dr. Crandal. Virginia enjoyed flowers and traveling.
Most of all, she loved spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed.
Ruth "Ruthie" Ann Williams-Halley
Carterville - Ruth "Ruthie" Ann Williams-Halley, 70, of Carterville, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at her home, surrounded
by her family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral
Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Ralph Brandon and her brother, Rev. Bruce Howell officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest
Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road,
Marion, IL 62959 or to St. Francis Care Animal Shelter, 6228 Country Club Road, Murphysboro, IL 62966. Envelopes will also
be available at the funeral home. Ruthie was born
on September 13, 1943, in Chicago, to Milton and Helen Virginia (Wyatt) Williams. She leaves the echoes of her laughter to be cherished by her loving daughter, Crystal Caliper-Bollman
of Herrin; sons and daughter-in-law, James Caliper of Belleville and Tommy D. and Teresa Caliper of Colp; grandchildren, Amber
N. Hendrickson, Travis D. Caliper and his fiancée, Ashley Payne, Brandi N. Caliper, Jordan R. Caliper and Madison L.
Caliper; 6 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bobby and Cathy Howell of Herrin and Bruce and Diane Howell of
St. Peters, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved “critter” companions. Ruthie was preceded in death by her parents; son, Tommy Lynn Caliper; daughter,
Ann Marie Halley; and grandfather, Otto Williams. Her
zest for life was rivaled only by her contagious laughter. Known to most as the “Critter Whisperer”,
Ruthie approached each day with great passion and fervor, warranting her nurse from hospice to refer to her as her the “Little
Red Hot Chili Pepper”. Ruthie possessed a generosity of spirit and was very passionate about the love of her family as well as each and every
animal that was a member of “Ruthie’s Zoo”. The family would like to extend a special note of gratitude to Herbert Chapman & his sister, Judy
Wilson for the tireless, selfless acts of love that were extended to Ruthie. Words can never convey
the depth of our gratitude.
Cotton Ward Samuel
Carterville - Cotton Ward Samuel,
74, of Carterville, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Herrin Hospital. Visitation will be held from to 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke
Funeral Home in Carterville. Burial of Cotton’s ashes will be held at a later date. To
help honor and celebrate Cotton’s life, please come to the visitation in your classic cars. Cotton was born on December 10, 1939, in Elgin, to Floyd “Polly” and
Lola (Ward) Samuel. He married Joyce Ann Stanley on April 7, 1962, in Marion. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Joyce Ann Samuel of Carterville; daughter and son-in-law,
Dana and James Eldridge of Herrin; sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Karen Samuel and Mike and Sherri Samuel, all of Carterville;
grandchildren, Tony Abell and his fiancée, Katelyn Guetersloh of Carbondale, Ashly Abell and Emily Sims of Carbondale,
and Dalton and Dylan Samuel, both of Carterville; soon to arrive great-grandson, Douglas Ward Abell; brother and sister-in-law,
David and Marie Samuel of Carterville; sister, Jeanine Jones of Carterville; and his beloved black lab, Sylvie. Cotton was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sharon Timmons; brother, Bobby
Samuel; and son-in-law, Steven Abell. Early in his
career, he operated the Phillips 66 service station in Carterville for 10 years. He then owned and operated Samuel and Son Excavating
for more than 20 years. Cotton was then employed by Dean Bush Excavating for 25 years before his retirement. Cotton was a member of the Operator Local #318, Blue Heron Club and the (unofficial)
Dairy Queen Breakfast Club. He took great pleasure
in restoring classic cars and attending car shows. In his earlier years, Cotton enjoyed going fishing, boating, and riding
motorcycles. The faster and louder it was, the more he liked it! Cotton loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids. He will be dearly missed.
- Jay Douglas Meyer, 51, of Pearl, Mississippi, and
formerly of Carterville, died July 4, 2014, at his home in Pearl, Mississippi. Private family services will be held at a later date. Jay was born on January 7, 1963, in Herrin, to Jack D. and Lynda L. (Myrick) Meyer.
He is survived by his wife, Amber Meyer of Pearl,
Miss.; daughters, Courtney Meyer of Marion and Chloe Meyer of Brandon, Miss.; sons, James and Jack Meyer, both of Brandon,
Miss.; parents, Jack and Lynda Meyer of Carterville; and sister and brother-in-law, Robyn and Paul Hunsaker of Carterville;
aunt and uncle, Melba and Morris Voges of Coulterville; and niece, Jacklyn Meyer of O’Fallon, Mo. Jay was preceded in death by his grandparents.
He started his career working at the Carterville
Dairy Queen at the age of 16. Jay most recently was the manager of the Dairy Queen in Mississippi. Jay was a 1981 graduate of Carterville High School, where he wrestled and played
football. He was an avid weight lifter. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements.
Carterville - Cleotis Calvert Eveland, 90, of Marion and formerly of Carterville, died, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Parkway Manor
Nursing Home in Marion. Funeral services will be
held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Brad
Harlow officiating. Burial will be in North Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday,
at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may
be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 406 S. Division Street, Carterville, IL 62918. Envelopes will also be available
at the funeral home. Cleotis was born on June 13,
1924, in Crainville, to Herman Lee and Margaret (Tanner) Calvert. The family moved to Chicago in 1928 and lived there for
several years. In 1948, the family moved back to Carterville where she met and married Vernon Lincoln Eveland, living together
happily for 41 years until his death in 1990. She
is survived by her daughter, Margie Malony of Herrin; sons and daughter-in-law, Tom and Marsha McGuire of Carterville and
Paul C. Eveland of Marion; grandchildren and their spouses, Tammy and Tracy Brust of Hurst, Michael and Robin Malony of Herrin,
Scott McGuire of Harrisburg, and Trisha Holmes of Carterville; great-grandchildren, Kenneth Taylor of Marion, Christopher
Zimmerman of Herrin, Andrew Smith of Herrin, Christopher Malony of Colp, Jordan McGuire and Kerrigan Holmes, both of Carterville,
Shay McGuire and Alysia McGuire, both of Harrisburg, and Aimee Brust of Hurst; great great-grandchildren, Logan and Cyndee;
and special niece, Robbie Upchurch of Creal Springs. These are the people who are most dear to Cleotis along with many cousins
and close friends. Cleotis was preceded in death
by her parents; husband, Vernon; infant brother, Herman Valdean Calvert; and first husband, James T. McGuire. She was a 1943 graduate of the Lucy Flower Girls High School in Chicago. Cleotis' interests were mainly domestic. She took Cosmetology at the Vocational
Techincal Institute (SIU) and worked in her own beauty shop out of her home. She had worked in Chicago at the Illinois Bell
Telephone as a switchboard operator, the Telephone Office in Carterville and for the General Telephone Company in Marion.
She also enjoyed working at the Carterville State and Savings Bank for a few years as a receptionist. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family; planting flowers; cooking; sewing,
especially piecing quilts, having left a handmade quilt to each of her three children; corresponding with several school friends;
and reading. Cleotis was a charter member of the
Friends of the Library of Carterville. She was
a faithful 50 year member of the First Baptist Church of Carterville. Cleotis lived in Marion for a short time and belonged to the Senior Citizen Center and Carnegie Library.
would like to express their thanks to the nurses and staff at Parkway Manor for all of their wonderful care of Cleotis during
Amy Marie Norton
Carterville - Amy Marie Norton,
31, of Carterville, died Sunday, June 29, 2014, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in
Carterville, with the Revs. Ralph Wade and Steve Glenn officiating. Burial will be in North Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to her family and will be accepted at the funeral home. Amy was born on July 25, 1982, in Carbondale, to Paul and Ann Marie (Morgan) Norton.
She is survived by her mother and step-father, Ann
and Roger Williams of Herrin; father, Paul Norton of Carterville; daughter, Kaitlyn Tuggle of Carterville; son, Gavin Tuggle
of Carterville; sister and brother-in-law, Jeanna and Jason Killman of Carterville; brother and sister-in-law, Steve and Kristen
Norton of Ledbetter, Ky.; nieces, Maddie Norton and Keirsten Killman; nephew, Calen Norton; half sister, Monica Norton of
Herrin; maternal grandmother, Ramona Morgan of Carterville; paternal grandparents, Harold and Jewell Norton of Carterville;
several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of friends. Amy was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Cedric Morgan and aunt, Debbie White. She worked as a receptionist at Easy Street Acceptance, Marion Ford and Karco.
Amy loved her kids and spending time with her family.
She enjoyed going dancing and being outdoors, especially camping. She will be dearly missed.
Crainville - Frances Theresa Tregoning,
87, passed away, Sunday, June 29, 2014. She was born in Colp, Illinois, on April 12, 1927, the daughter
of Frank and Mary Gentile and the sister of Dominick (Mimi). She graduated from Herrin High School and later married Tom Tregoning of Carterville, Illinois.
They had three children, Michael, Frank, and an infant who died soon after birth. She is survived by her son, Michael, daughter-in-law, Julie, and two grandchildren,
Wolfgang and Coco, all of Dallas, Texas. She leaves many other family members and close friends, including
her sisters-in-law, Mable, Mary and Joie, the wonderful staff at Hurricane Creek Assisted Living Center, and her very special
friend, Yolanda Fischer. Frances will be remembered for her fun loving spirit and devotion to her family and those close
to her. She was an engaging personality who never met a stranger and was always ready to enjoy the moment. She
was devout in her beliefs, but warmly welcomed people of differing backgrounds and points of view. Frances
was a small package with an indomitable spirit. She will be sorely missed. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Riggin-Pillatsch
& Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Fr. Larry Lemay officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Edge Transition Academy, Attn: Bryan Jones, 2007 N. Collins
Blvd., Suite 301, Richardson, TX 75080. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.
Ferges - Juanita "Peggy" M. Trout, 93, of Ferges, died Saturday,
June 28, 2014, at Shawnee Christian Nursing Center in Herrin. Funeral services will
be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Roy
Pepmiller officiating. Burial will be in Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.,
Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities
Department at Shawnee Christian Nursing Center, 1901 N. 13th Street, Herrin, IL 62948 or to Southern Illinois Church of God
Campground Association, P.O. Box 95, Benton, IL 62812. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Peggy was born on September 29, 1920, in Herrin, to Leon "Leo" Vance and Lou (McNelly) Sanders. She married
Clyde Edward Trout; and he preceded her in death on June 17, 1988. She is survived
by her daughter, Donna Gorski, of Carterville; sons and daughters-in-law, Ronnie and Kathy Trout, of Olney, Gary and Cindy
Trout, and Clyde and Sheila Trout, all of Ferges; daughter-in-law, Betty Trout, of Arthur, Ill.; sister, Arietta Grant, of
Wilmington, N.C.; brother and sister-in-law, Richard "Dick" and Francine Sanders, of Marion; sisters-in-law, Louise
Sanders, of Aiken, S.C. and Myrna Sanders of Herrin; brother-in-law, Earl Martin, of Herrin; grandchildren and their spouses,
Lori and Michael Burke of Carterville, Rebecca Gorski of St. Louis, Amy and Nathan Faltus of Florissant, Mo., Rhonda and Russ
Jamison of Atwood, Ill., Kim Trout of Springfield, Tonya Trout of Springfield, Steven and Bree Trout of Franklin, Michael
and Crystal Trout of Olney, Jerad and Sheila Trout of Morton, Ill., Amanda and Chad Brinkley of Olney, Aaron Trout and Lacey
DeMarie of Olney, Teresa and Andrew Hovenga of New Baden, Sara and Justin Kirby of Ferges, Keith Trout of Golconda, Tony and
Jenny Danner of Marion, Michael Danner of Romeoville, Ill., and Kris Danner of Texas; 23 great-grandchildren; and 1 great
great-granddaughter. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband; son, Lindell Trout;
sister, Joanne Martin; and brothers, Bob Sanders and Don Sanders. She retired after
many years of service from the Ferges Water District where she served as Secretary and Treasurer. Peggy was a member of the First Church of God in Marion. She also was a member of the Home Extension for over 50
years. Peggy was quite crafty and a very talented seamstress, quilter, and embroiderer.
She was an excellent cook and most famous for her chicken and dumplings. She was an avid fan of the Cubs and Gaither's music.
Family meant the world to Peggy and she truly loved spending time with them. Her greatest
joy in life was being a grandmother and great-grandmother and was greatly loved by her children and grandchildren.
Betty Jane "Bjay" Wick
Cambria - Betty Jane "Bjay" Wick, 88, of
Cambria, received her request on June 17, 2014, when she entered Heaven's Gates; going home to Jesus, her grandmother and
the others who have gone before her. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 21, 2014, at the Christian Life Center, 1901 N.
Park Avenue, Herrin, with Pastors Steve McKeown and Brent Fitzgerald officiating. Burial will be in Blairsville Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at the church. She was an animal lover and memorial contributions may be made
to St. Francis Care, 6228 Country Club Road, Murphysboro, IL 62966. Envelopes will also be available at the church. Bjay was born on January 12, 1926, in St.
Louis, to Minerva (Heffner) Saffles. She married Don Wick and together they had three children. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law,
Elizabeth Diamond of Kauai, Hi. and Shoshana and Doc Church of Cambria; son and daughter-in-law, David and Leah Wick of Memphis;
grandchildren and their spouses, Elijah Church and Lauren Gunther of St. Louis, Chelsea and Wayne Jarvis of Hurst, Nate and
Ashlee Church of Marion, Nathaniel Wick and James Wick, both of Memphis; great-grandchildren, Noah, Jesse, Gabriel, and Micah
Jarvis, all of Hurst; sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Jack Johnson of Chicago; dear friend, Helen McCue of Makanda;
caretaker, Sharon Buckingham; and her friends at the Williamson County Programs on Aging and Southern Illinois Worship Center.
preceded in death by her mother and brother, James Heffner. She worked in Memphis as a secretary for 29 years at Chevrolet Motor Division
from where she retired. After that, she couldn't stand retirement and went to work at AlumaForm in Memphis for 11 years. Bjay was a member of the Christian Life
Center and the S.I. Worship Center. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and watching Christian T.V. Bjay was a people person and took great pleasure
in meeting new people. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
a faithful Christ follower never hesitating to share her faith with family or strangers. She was a prayer warrior
on our behalf. We will miss her. One of her favorite phrases was "look up your redemption draweth
nigh". She looked up and there was Jesus receiving her in His glory and for that we are celebrating! Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home
in Carterville is in charge of arrangements.
01/03 - Lillian Ruth Corgan
01/06 - Barbara Jane Emery
01/09 - Larry L. Corley
01/12 - Betty Ann Samuel
01/13 - William "Moon" F. Mullins
01/15 - Catherine Frost
01/16 - Sally Jo Mann
01/19 - Justin "Tony" Johnson-Stewart
01/20 - Jeffery E. Evans
- Alan Harris
07/01 - Cleotis Eveland
07/04 - Jay Douglas Meyer
07/05 - Cotton Samuel
07/10 - Ruth "Ruthie" Ann Williams-Halley
07/14 - Virginia Lee Armstrong
- Mabel J. Rice
07/19 - Darl
07/27 - Helen Waldron-Rowatt
- Ernie Reynolds
02/04 - Linda "Susie" Horn
- Verta Mae Bogard
02/06 - Lawrence "Larry" E. Daly
02/09 - Renee Isaacs-Cook
02/14 - Vera Ruth
02/20 - Leroy Robinson
02/28 - Mary Ann Wood
02/28 - Sandy K. Emery
03/03 - Shirley Ann Robinson
03/05 - Geraldine "Gerry" Loftis
- Shirley A. Burroughs
- Eileen W. Bleyer
- Teddy "Ted" L. Hatley Sr.
04/03 - Emma Colp Davis
04/03 - Fred Ray Falmier
04/04 - Lawanda "Lou" L. Jacquot
04/12 - Doris Jean McMillan
04/15 - Donald "Donnie" E.
04/21 - Laura Weller
04/22 - Gipsey Jean Hicks
04/27 - Dewey Lee O'Daniell
|05/03 - Christie A. Meade
05/04 - Charles L. Hogg Sr.
05/18 - Dorothy Mae Henderson
05/21 - Dan Tregoning
05/22 - Leroy
05/24 - Harry Dean
05/28 - Robert "Bobby"
06/04 - Pastor Russell Warner
06/04 - Madalea "Dube" Armiger
06/04 - William J. Stubblefield
06/17 - Betty Jane "Bjay" Wick
06/28 - Juanita "Peggy" Trout
06/29 - Frances Tregoning
06/29 - Amy Marie Norton