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Robert R. Hancock
CARTERVILLE - Change of Address: Robert
R. Hancock moved to his heavenly home on Thursday, December 5, 2013. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished
the race, and I have remained faithful. And now the prize awaits me--the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous
judge, will give me on the day of His return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward to His
appearing." II Timothy 4:7-8. Bob was born in Herrin,
Illinois, in 1928, son of Walter and Pearl Hancock. His surviving sister, Carolyn Hodge, resides in Mt. Vernon. He was a military
veteran having served in the Navy during the Korean War. Bob
was married in 1950, to Donna Swain of Carbondale until her death in 2006. To this union were born: Nancy who, with
her husband, David, resides in Ely, Iowa; Jane lives in Winter Garden, Florida with her husband, Richard; Linda who, with
her husband, Adam, resides in Atlanta, Illinois; and Pastor Michael Hancock, who makes his home in Fredericksburg, Virginia
with P.J. his wife. Bob's legacy includes nine grandchildren and one great-grandson, namesake Robert. Bob is also survived
by his wife, Linda (Crain) Hancock of Carterville, who cared for him tenderly until his death. Linda is the mother of Jodie,
who lives with her husband, Tony in Carterville, and Jeremy who resides in Carbondale. Dr. Hancock was an educator. He was awarded his doctoral degree in mathematics from
University of Illinois. For more than three decades he taught as a professor at Eastern Illinois University. He was also a
math teacher and football coach in Herrin and DuQuoin in his early career. Of greatest importance to him was being a servant of God. He pastored congregations at Pleasant Grove, Grand Avenue,
and Boskydell Baptist churches. In every way the teacher, his lifelong purpose was helping people learn to know and love God.
A memorial service to honor Bob will be held at 1:30
p.m., Monday, December 9, 2013, at Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Stephen Combs officiating.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Boskydell Baptist
Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Thomas "Tom" Hale
Makanda - Thomas "Tom" Jefferson Hale, 86, of Carterville and formerly of Makanda,
died Monday, December 2, 2013, at Herrin Hospital, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Riggin-Pillatsch &
Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Dorothy Cook, Frances Cook and Rev. Tommy Monroe officiating. Burial
will be in Murdale Gardens of Memory in Murphysboro. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Thursday at the
funeral home. Memorial contributions may be
made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral
home. Tom was born on July 30, 1927, in Grassy Township,
Ill., to Ernest Alfred and Rosa Elizabeth (Ballard) Hale. He married Catherine Demova Thomas in September of 1948
in Makanda. She preceded him in death on September 30, 1999. He is survived by his three daughters and sons-in-law, Dorothy and O.D. Hendricks of
Crainville, Adriania and John Guillou Jr. of Springfield and Toni and John Riecan of Carterville; son and daughter-in-law,
Tom and Lavonia Hale of Marion; sister, Juanita Mae Bradley of Marion; two brothers and sister-in-law, Herbert and Jeanette
Hale of Crainville and Ernie Hale of Seagoville, Tex.; grandchildren and their spouses, Tod and Holly Hendricks of Crainville,
April and Don Rice of Herrin, Autumn Hendricks of Crainville, Kent and Julie Hale of Herrin, John and Marinda Riecan of Carterville,
Kittie Riecan of Carterville, Tom and Jennifer Guillou of Ashland, Ill., Staff Sgt. Ben and Cathy Guillou of Springfield,
Jeff Hale of Marion, Jeri Hale of Marion, Mike and Susan Hendricks of Denver, Colo., and Judy and Ron Lee of Carterville;
twenty great grandchildren; ten great great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Lawrence Cox of Makanda; sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-law,
LaDonna and Al Teal of Cambria, Pat
Hardcastle of Salem, and Doris McMillan of Carterville. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; three sisters, Doris Bates, Phyllis Cox,
and Frances Serafin; five brothers, Donald Ray, Lonis, Jim, Charles Hale, and Dick Smith; nephew, David Barry Hale; and niece,
Cheryl Baltzell. Tom was a truck driver
for over twenty-five years for Carbondale Concrete Products. He attended First Apostolic Church in Carterville. He
was a member of the Teamsters Local #347 in West Frankfort, fifty year member of the Saline Lodge # 339 Masonic Lodge in Goreville
and he also was a Shriner. Tom loved
to be outdoors working in his garden and hunting ,but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family. Tom worked hard all his life and did so with a willing hand.
Dorothy M. Litton
Carterville - Dorothy M. Litton,
87, of Carterville, died Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, surrounded by her family.
Private services will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Southern Region,
4503 W. DeYoung, Suite 200 C, Marion, IL 62959. Dorothy
was born on May 1, 1926, in Carterville, to Robert Jackson and Lucy Jane (Starling) Ogden. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Rae Long and her partner, Dr. Jeanne Ann Oehler, of Dallas,
Tex.; son, Gregory Alan Long of Carterville; sister, Erna J. Lindsey of Carterville; brothers, Charles D. Ogden of Carterville,
Eddie Lee Ogden of Mexico, and Larry Wallace Ogden and his wife, Judy, of West Frankfort; and special friends, Nina Albert,
Carmen Elders and Henrietta Sullivan. Dorothy was preceded
in death by her parents; brothers, Robert Donald, Jackie L. and Billy Gene Ogden; and sisters, Erma J. and Emma Lou Ogden.
She worked as a LPN for many years in addition to working
for Dr. Fine in Carterville for several years. Dorothy
enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, knitting, quilting, and fishing.
Herrin - James "Jimmy" Evans, 52, of Herrin and formerly of Carterville, died Tuesday, November 19,
2013, at his home. A memorial service will be held at
1:00 p.m., Monday, November 25, 2013, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Revs. Brad Harlow
and Dwayne Sheumaker officiating. Burial will be in Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions
may be made to the family. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Jimmy was born on May 16, 1961, in Carbondale, to Donald G. and Betty J. (Rowland) Evans Sr. He
married Cynthia Congiardo on May 20, 2002, in Murphysboro. He
is survived by his wife, Cindy Evans of Herrin; parents, Don and Betty Evans of Carterville; daughters and sons-in-law, Jamey
and Ricky LaBotte and Kelsey Evans, all of Carterville, Melissa and Jarid Richardson of Chicago, and Xylicia McNeill of Carbondale;
son, John Larson Hartleb of Murphysboro; grandchildren, Colin Richardson, Ethan Hosmon, and Jaxon, Hudson and Cayson LaBotte;
sister, Tana Greenlee of Carterville; brother, Donnie and Sherrill Evans of Carterville; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces,
and great nephews. Jimmy was preceded in death by his
grandparents; uncle, Lonnie Evans; and brother-in-law, Joseph Greenlee. He was a Supervisor at Home Renu for the past eight years and had previously worked nineteen years as a Night Supervisor
at Prairie Farms. Jimmy enjoyed riding his Harley, going
fishing and taking great care of his home, especially his yard. He was quite handy and liked to build things that showcased
his artistic side. Most of all, Jimmy loved spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed.
Carbondale - Kathleen Harris, 93, of Carbondale, died Sunday, November 17, 2013, at Barnes-Jewish
Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services will be held at
11:00 a.m., Friday, November 22, 2013, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Tommy Monroe
officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November
21, 2013, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions
may be made to the South County Line Cemetery, sent in care of, 322 N. Division Street, Carterville, Illinois 62918.
Kathleen was born on April 12, 1920, in Carterville, to
Cleve and Minnie (Nolan) Hampton. She married Robert Lee Harris on May 21, 1938, in Charleston, Mo. He preceded her in death
on July 17, 2008. She is survived by her daughter, Marian
Zorich of Worden; grandson, Michael Zorich and his wife, Kimberly, of St. Louis; great-grandchildren, Kyle and Katelyn Zorich
of St. Louis; sister, Vera Ruth Tottleben of Carterville; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Leon Hampton. She retired from Spire's Grocery Store in Carbondale after many years as their bookkeeper.
Kathleen was very active with the South County Line Cemetery
Association and served as their secretary for thirty-eight years.
Carterville - Virginia Jane (Woods) Korando of Carterville, died Wednesday morning, November 13, 2013, at the
age of 93. Virginia Jane was born to Samuel and Cora Woods, in Carterville, on September 17, 1920. She was preceded in death by an older sister, Alma and an older brother, William, as
well as her former husbands, Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Korando, and her little dog, Danny Boy. Virginia attended the Carterville schools and was Homecoming Queen her senior year of high school.
She had an interest in modeling and pursued that interest
eventually opening a school of her own in St. Louis, Missouri, and Phoenix, Arizona, teaching young women her "Formula
of Beauty." She taught proper etiquette covering the subjects of make-up, wardrobe, visual poise, voice and diction,
figure control, and personality. Virginia
also obtained a Real Estate License and practiced with Gundaker Realtors with Better Homes and Gardens in St. Charles, Missouri.
In the 70's, Virginia opened up a Spa in Carterville called Topaz Studio and Salon. In later years, Virginia developed an interest in antiques and glassware. She
opened up an antique shop in her home called Cora's Memories in honor of her mother. After some time, she shifted her
merchandise to West Frankfort Antiques and worked for Dave Schoenecke as a manager until her 80's when she began to suffer
with Macular Degeneration. With the loss of her eyesight she was restricted from driving and was forced to become more
dependent upon others. Virginia often went by Jane
to those who knew her well. Her favorite past time was shopping and going out to eat with her friends. She had
a heart for stray animals and stray people. If there was a legitimate need in someone's life, Jane was there to meet
it. In her 90's Jane realized a need for rededication
of her life to Christ and was baptized at 91. Jane felt that Christ's coming was near and although she might not see
it herself, she felt that others around her would. Due to her loss of vision, she appreciated others often reading Scripture
to her. She was anxious and ready to be with the Lord. She resided at the Carbondale Rehab Nursing Home under Hospice Care for the past eight months of her life.
Previously she was under 24-hour care for two years at her home in Carterville. She passed away quietly and peaceably
listening to Scripture and songs in the early morning hours. We will miss her but know that she is in a better place.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday,
November 19, 2013, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastors Adrian Amarandei and Richard
Gates officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Tuesday,
at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made
to the 3 Angels Broadcasting, P.O. Box 220, West Frankfort, IL 62896 or to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 9314 Old Route
13, Marion, IL 62959. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.
Kenneth E. Peterson
Carterville - Kenneth E. Peterson, 92, of Carterville, died Monday, November 11, 2013, at his home,
surrounded by his family. Private services with military
rites were held at Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge
of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923. Kenneth was born on July 8, 1921, in Carterville, to Earl and Lilly (Choate) Peterson. He married
Madonna J. Waldron on December 15, 1950, in Carterville. She preceded him in death on December 11, 1992. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Rose Ann and Bobby Rector and Kay and
Reed Fozzard, all of Carterville; grandchildren and their spouses, Sabrina and John Gooden, Jason Rector, Pete and Meghann
Fozzard, and Chris and Jaime Fozzard, all of Carterville; great-grandchildren, Nick Gooden, Chelsea Gooden, Cody Rector, and
J.R. Fozzard, all of Carterville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Billy Peterson; and sister, June Askew. He honorably served our country in the United States Army serving as a medic during
WWII. Kenneth retired in 1994, after fifty-two years of
service as a self employed plumber, who owned and operated Peterson Supply in Carbondale. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carterville. Kenneth enjoyed working with Tennessee walking horses. Most of all, spending time with
his family was his greatest joy. His family would like
to express their thanks to Kenneth's caregivers, Marcus and Michelle for all of their wonderful care and support during his
Van Reggie Fuqua
Blairsville - Van Reggie Fuqua, 62, of Blairsville, died Friday, November 8, 2013, at his home in
Blairsville, Illinois. Graveside services will be held
at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at Blairsville Cemetery. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville
is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions can
be made to Reggie's family. Reggie was born on August
9, 1952, in Bristol, Virginia, to John Huland and Evelyn Eloyse (Peel) Fuqua. He is survived by his life partner of nineteen years, Jesse Greer; father-in-law, Loren Greer; mother-in-law,
Jane Addison, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lucy and Brian Stacey, Jennifer and Paul Taylor, and Chris Addison; nephews,
Danny, Adam, Aaron, and Alex Stacey, Jarrod, Tony and Tyler Randall, Winston Kent and Greg Kent and his wife, JoAnn; nieces,
Shawn Keith, Brenda Kent, Olivia Kent; and his beloved dogs, Barney, Devine, Rockie, Atara, and Macy. Reggie was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; one sister; and two nephews,
Chris and Jeff Kent. Reggie was a truck driver for Gilster
Mary-Lee for many years. He enjoyed gardening, raising
chickens, and breading dogs. Reggie and his big smile
will be missed dearly by all of his family and many friends.
Lloyd W. "Bob" Ogle
Marion - Lloyd W. "Bob" Ogle, 83, of Marion, died Saturday, November 2, 2013, at St.
Vincent East Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Funeral
services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville,
with the Rev. Donald Maas officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City with military rites performed
by the Herrin V.F.W. and American Legion Post and Army National Guard. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m.,
Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Royalton Apostolic Church, Building Fund, P.O. Box 201, Royalton, IL 62983. Envelopes will also be
available at the funeral home. Bob was born on June 26,
1930, in Ava, to Stanley and Katie Ellen (Glodo) Ogle. He married Anna Mae Brown on October 12, 1954, in Ava.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Ogle of Marion; daughters
and their significant others, Beverly Taylor and Wilkerson Couty of DuQuoin, Janet and Jon Wilkins of Creal Springs, Patricia
Anderson of Herrin, and Michele Vaughn and Kevin Anderson of Carterville; son, Joe Ogle of Marion; sister, Thelma Parrie of
Hayden, Ala.; thirteen grandchildren, Andrea Weiss, Stephanie and Thiwa Thipkhosithkun, Brandon Switzer, Jake Wilkins, Jerica
Wilkins, Jon and Amber Anderson, Marshall Anderson, Isaiah Anderson, Garrett Vaughn, Harley Vaughn, Landen Vaughn, Fleshia
Marks, and Aaron Marks; six great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Alvin, twin brother Floyd "Bill",
Gene, Junior, and LeRoy Ogle; and sister, Fannie Dell. Bob honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force for over 21 years, retiring in 1971. After his military
career, he went to work in the food service department at the VA Medical Center in Marion for 20 years. He was an active member of the Royalton Apostolic Church, where he served as a deacon.
He was also a member of the Carterville American Legion
and the Disabled American Veterans. Bob was an avid
Cardinals fan, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling. Most of all, cooking and spending time with his family were
his greatest joys.
Verna Mae Taitt
Hurst - Verna Mae Taitt, 83, of Hurst, died Sunday, November 3, 2013, at Helia Healthcare in
Carbondale. Private family services were held. Riggin-Pillatsch
& Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements. Please express your condolences by contributing to the Hurst Volunteer Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 129, Hurst, IL 62949.
Verna was born on June 11, 1930, in Bush, to Fred and
Zelpha May (Hester)Falmier. She married Charles "Weno" Taitt on February 21, 1948, in De Soto. She is survived by her loving husband of 65 years, Charles "Weno" Taitt; daughter
and son-in-law, Deanna and Wayne Wheeles; grandchildren and their spouses, Whitney and Lisa O'Daniel, Cinnamon and Tom Smith,
Marshal Rosenberger, and Austin Waldron and Whitney Scoggins; great-grandchildren, Avri O'Daniel, Aidyn O'Daniel and Kade
Waldron; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Mary Falmier; son-in-law, Tom Waldron; and sisters-in-law, Rosemary Taitt and
Margaret Edwards. Verna was preceded in death by her parents;
daughter, Cindy Waldron; and son, Gregory Mark Taitt. She
retired from SIU after twenty-three years of service as a Supervisor for the Building Services Department.
Davye L. Young
Carterville - Davye Lee Young, 82, of Carterville, died Sunday, November 3, 2013, at the VA Medical Center Nursing
Home in Marion, surrounded by his family. Graveside services
will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 8, 2013, in North Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville, with the Rev. Paul Hicks
officiating. Military rites will be performed by the Marion V.F.W. Hyde-Pillow Post 1301 and the Army National Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VA Medical Center
Nursing Home Activities Department, 2401 W. Main Street, Marion, IL 62959. Davye was born on July 3, 1931, in Carterville, to Benjamin Franklin and Mary (Wynn) Young. He married Hazel
L. Jones on December 14, 1956, in Herrin; she preceded him in death on February 12, 2002. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Kathy Young of Carterville; grandchildren,
Peighton Young, Gunnar Young, and Amanda Hughes, all of Carterville; special friends, Tony Emery and Bill Akins; and his dog,
Daisy. Davye was preceded in death by his parents; wife;
sisters, Irene Chambers, Kathryn Beeley, Wynnye Young, Jean Young, and Nadine Davis; and brothers, Richard, Bill, Odell, and
Tom Young. He honorably served our country in the United
States Army during the Korean War where he was awarded the Purple Heart. Davye was the Director at the Williamson County Housing Authority for many years. He enjoyed rodeoing, hunting, and training horses and dogs. Davye loved going fishing with his grandkids and spending time with his family.
Edith H. Mitchell
Hurst - Edith Helen Mitchell, 86, of
Hurst, died Monday, November 4, 2013, at her home, surrounded by her family. Funeral
services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2013, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville,
with Barry Dean Jeralds officiating. Burial will be in Blairsville Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m., Thursday at the Funeral Home. Memorial
contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St. Jude
Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Edith was born on June 15, 1927, in Hurst, to Earl R. and Helen Marie
(Elliott) Jarvis. She married Kenneth Wayne Mitchell on April 16, 1948, in Morganfield, KY.
He preceded her in death on July 2, 1996. She is survived by her daughter
and son-in-law, Vickie and Curtis Overton of Christopher; son, Dave Mitchell of Herrin; two sisters, Vera Jeralds of Ava and
Rosemary Taitt of Hurst; brother, Lonnie Jarvis of Hurst; four grandchildren, Bryan and Natasha Mitchell of Hurst, Ashley
and John Duke of Crane, Mo., Josh Roth of Christopher, and Charli Moss of Herrin; and three great-grandchildren, Libby Mitchell,
Olivia Hillard, and Savannah Duke. She was preceded in death by her parents;
husband; son, James "Jim" Mitchell; grandson, Terry Lynn Roth; sister, Erline Tyner; three brothers, Gene Jarvis,
Ralph Dale Jarvis, and an infant brother; and two daughters-in-law, Kay and Patti Mitchell. Edith was
a homemaker who enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, fishing, and playing rummy. She belonged
to the Community of Faith Church but most recently attended the First Baptist Church in Hurst. Edith and
her family wanted to send a heart filled special thanks to a special niece and her husband, Lou Ann and Jack Spani.
- Barney Pulley, 82, of Carterville, died Friday, November
1, 2013, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, surrounded by his family. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion,
with Msgr. Thomas Flach officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion with military rites performed by the Marion
V.F.W. Hyde-Pillow Post 1301 and the Army National Guard. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with a prayer service at 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lions of Illinois Foundation, 2814 DeKalb
Avenue, Sycamore, IL, 60178-3117. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Barney was born on July 30, 1931, in Marion, to Barney and Pauline (Dwyer) Pulley Sr. He married
Patricia J. Berkel on June 25, 1955, in Herrin; she preceded him in death on March 21, 2012. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Larry D. and Cherie Pulley of Springfield,
Jerry D. Pulley and Robin Deering of Marion and Philip G. and Cindy Pulley of Normal; granddaughters, Marie and Laura Pulley,
and Jessica McCowan; sisters and brother-in-law, Jane Billings of Hammond, Ind. and Marilyn and Don Gentry of Carterville;
and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim and Sue Berkel of Dahinda, Ill., Delores McCuan of Marion and Harry L. Crisp of
Lake of Egypt. Barney was preceded in death by his parents;
wife; brothers, Bob and Jack Pulley; sister-in-law, Rosemary Crisp; and brother-in-law, Mac McCuan. He honorably served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He owned and operated Pulley Electric in Carterville for over fifty years. Barney was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion. He was extremely active in several organizations in Marion and Carterville, including
the Carterville American Legion, Local 702 Electrical Workers and Charter Member of Marion K.C.'s. Barney was
a life member of the Carterville Lions Club and Lions International. He served as past President of the Carterville Lions
Club and he held many State Offices and District Offices with Lions International. He was also a member of the
District Governor Lions from 1983 - 1984. Barney truly believed in the Lions International motto: "We Serve".
Barney loved hunting, fishing and playing golf. He was
also a big St. Louis Cardinal fan.
Paula A. Emery Dirks
Carterville - Paula Ann Emery Dirks, 48, of Osage Beach, Missouri, and formerly of Carterville, died Monday, October
28, 2013, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. Funeral
services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville,
with Steve Adams officiating. Burial will be in North Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorial
donations are requested and may be made to the United Methodist Children's Home, 2023 Richview Road, Mt. Vernon, Illinois
62864. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Paula
was born June 29, 1965, in Herrin, to Paul and Viola (Williamson) Emery. She married Rodney Dirks in Camdenton, Missouri,
on February 29, 2012. She is survived by her mother, Viola
Emery of Carterville; husband, Rodney Dirks of Osage Beach, Mo.; son, Blayne Emery Murphy and his wife, Kendra of Hannibal,
Mo.; daughter, Camlyn Jordyn Monfort of Osage Beach, Mo.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ray and Judy Dirks of Bourbon,
Mo.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Paula was
preceded in death by her father; maternal and paternal grandparents; three uncles; two aunts; and two cousins. She was a graduate of Carterville High School. She was of the Christian faith. Paula
worked in Food Service Management in Osage Beach and had previously done a lot of office and computer work over the years.
She was a devoted mother and loved her family very much.
She will be dearly missed.
01/03 - Mary Dohanich
01/09 - Dennis "Denny" R. Waldron
01/12 - Ina Mae Howerton Burgess
01/16 - Jean L. Jones
- Buddy Dean Cross
01/23 - Sharon Pinkston Broussard
01/23 - Kathleen "Kay" Geistdorfer
01/27 - Leonard L. Welch
01/29 - Nora Phillips Wheeler
07/04 - Vera F. Crain
07/18 - Mary Morgan
07/19 - Peggy Lee Darnell
07/19 - Jeanne Reynolds
07/21 - Patricia Ridgeway
07/21 - Janett A. Murray
07/24 - Thomas "Tom" Davis
07/27 - Jerry
02/13 - Stephen "Stevie"
02/16 - Michael E. Carney
02/27 - Nellie G. Hunter.
02/27 - Deloris A. Lindsey
- Norma Moon
08/04 - Kenneth W. Jones
08/04 - Chuck "Junior" Gurley
08/16 - Brian D. Samuel
08/16 - Gayle Elaine Griffith
- Clifford E. Romines
08/22 - Jean
08/26 - Sherry Church
- Ernest "Ernie" Harvel
03/13 - Larry
03/17 - Betty J. Modglin
03/20 - Eugene "Gene" H. Stocks
03/20 - Sherman D. Taylor
- Muriel E. Cook
03/23 - Wardell "Butch"
I. Riggs Jr.
03/29 - John W. Hicks
09/04 - Pauline Crowell
- Harold E. Calhoun
04/03 - John Bain
04/06 - Georgia L. Cornell
- John L. Jeralds
04/16 - Lloyd F. "John"
04/21 - Marcia Cochran
04/26 - Lamoria M. Stocks
10/02 - Thomas "Chic" Horn
10/15 - Sarah Caporale
10/28 - Paula A. Emery Dirks
05/07 - Allen "Al" B. Thomas
05/21 - Sophrona F. Sparks
05/22 - Eric C. Calhoun
- Floyd L. Hogg
05/28 - Doris L. Summers
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- Lloyd W. "Bob" Ogle11/03 - Davye Lee Young11/03 - Verna Mae Taitt11/04 - Edith H. Mitchell11/08 - Van Reggie Fuqua11/11 - Kenneth E.
Peterson11/13 - Virginia Jane Korando11/17 - Kathleen Harris11/19 - Jimmy Evans11/26 - Dorothy M. Litton
06/04 - Louise Choate
06/06 - Opal Mae Elias Spencer
- Patricia Rausenberger
06/10 - Thelma Gorski
06/10 - Vernie Gene Enoch
06/11 - Catherine A. Powell
- Maxine V. Damron
06/24 - Timothy N. Griffith
06/25 - Hubert Damron
12/02 - Thomas "Tom" Hale
- Robert R. Hancock