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Doris Arlene (Ulery) Stoner

 

Doris Stoner, 88, of Carterville and West Palm Beach, Florida, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born on April 21, 1926, in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, to C. Homer and Mae Belle Ulery. She graduated from Scottdale High School in 1944. She was then recruited for secretarial training in Washington, D.C. and studied there during WWII. She married Virgil Ray Stoner on December 29, 1948, in Scottdale, Pennsylvania. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1993. Doris has resided in Carterville for the past 47 years but “wintered” in West Palm Beach for the last 23 years. She has also lived in Fort Wayne and Columbus, Indiana; Herrin; and Rochester, New York. She was a devout Christian woman who belonged to the First Christian Church Herrin, First Christian Church Carterville and Community Christian Church in West Palm Beach. At FCC Herrin, Doris served as church treasurer, and at many of the churches she attended throughout her life, she sang soprano solos, in trios and in choirs. Doris will be fondly remembered by everyone who ever played cards with her. She was an avid bridge player and member of several bridge clubs. In addition to bridge, Doris played gin, pay-me and Skipbo with her friends and family. She loved SIU women’s basketball, played some golf, enjoyed swimming pool exercises, and cheered on her beloved Cubs. Doris was an exceptional homemaker, and she did some retail and secretarial jobs in her young adult years. Although she didn’t look it, Doris was tough. She had survived surgery at the age of six, and battled through numerous maladies, including cancer, throughout her long life, which she would tell you, was all a miraculous and precious gift from God. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Michael Ray and Carolyn Stoner of Goreville; daughter, Anita Jean “AJ” Barrett of Carbondale; grandson and his wife, Ken and Mary Stoner of Carterville; great-grandson, David Stoner of Carterville; brother, Regis Ulery of Hummelstown, Pa.; Debbie and Randy Perkins who she always referred to as her adopted daughter; Kim Blevins of Indianapolis, who she always referred to as her adopted niece; step-grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Niki Cloud of Goreville and Rachel and Chuck Stroud of Creal Springs; 6 step great-grandchildren; and 16 nieces, nephews and their spouses. Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Stoner-former president of American Magnetics in Carterville; parents, C. Homer and Mae Belle Ulery; brothers, Homer, Emerson, Kenny, and Jack Ulery; sisters, Phyllis Jean and Grace Ulery; and son-in-law, George “Gene” Barrett. Funeral services will be held at noon, Friday, March 27, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastors Ron Henwood and Derek Levins officiating. Burial will be in North Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – noon, Friday, at the funeral home. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Relay for Life of Jackson County Murphysboro-Caleb’s Warriors, 4503 W. DeYoung, Suite 200C, Marion, IL 62959 or to Stroke Research, made to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Highland Plaza Drive West, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63110. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

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Richard Flom

 

Richard Wayne Flom, 60, of Cambria, died Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 22, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Revs. R.H. Chitwood and Charles Geuin officiating. Burial will be at Blairsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Herrin Senior Citizens, sent in care of the Williamson County Programs on Aging, 1201 Weaver Road, Herrin, IL 62948. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Richard was born on May 23, 1954, in Champaign, to Gordon Alan and Martha (Clemons) Flom. He married Vina Aleen Whitecotton on November 20, 2010, in Cambria. He is survived by his loving wife, Aleen Flom of Cambria; daughter, Nicole Flom of Anna; mother, Martha Flom of Zephyrhills, Fla.; sister and brother-in-law, Sandy and Brad Bowens of Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Nancy Flom of Palomino, Calif.; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Pauline Cochran and Joe and Anna Whitecotton, all of Carbondale, and Sharon and Bob Grissom and Greta Whitecotton, all of Cambria. Richard was preceded in death by his father and sisters-in-law and brothers–in-law, Betty and Myra Whitecotton, Beulah and Leonard Welch, Herman and Nellie Whitecotton, and Albert, Gary and Bob Whitecotton. He retired from SIU after 35 years of service in the Foods Department. Richard was a devout Christian man who loved going to church at the First Apostolic Church of Cambria. He belonged to the Herrin Senior Citizens. Richard was an avid Cardinals fan who enjoyed always being on the go.

 

 

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Gerald "George" Snyder 

 

Gerald “George” “Gee” “Papa” Snyder, 63, of Carterville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Ralph Brandon officiating.  Burial will be in Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy.  Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Snyder Family.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  George was born on August 24, 1951, in Carbondale, to Ray Andrew and Thelma Ann (Jones) Snyder.  He married Cindy Hanseman on September 1, 1971, at Spring Arbor in Carbondale.  He is survived by his loving wife, Cindy Snyder of Carterville; daughter and son-in-law, Ginger and Steve Marcec of Carterville; grandchildren, Brayden Bisaillon, Ryley Bisaillon and Ava Bisaillon, all of Carterville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Wade and Lois Snyder and his twin brother, Dee and Patti Snyder, all of DeSoto; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  George was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Max Snyder; and grandparents, ‘Ma’ and ‘Pa’ Jones.  He worked as an electrician for over 40 years and retired from Carbondale Electric.  Although George was an ordained minister, he attended Christian Covenant Church in Carterville. He traveled to many churches all over the U.S. playing music, testifying and witnessing.  He had a strong belief in God and never waivered in his beliefs even when his health issues challenged them.  George belonged to the Christian Motorcycles Association for 20 years. He was a devout Christian man who enjoyed playing gospel and country blue-grass music. Besides being a talented outdoorsman especially when it came to hunting and fishing, George also liked to watch old westerns on the television. Without a doubt, George liked to make people laugh. Most of all, he cherished spending time with his family, particularly his grandkids-Brayden, Ryley and Ava.

  

 

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Donald "Donut" Morgan 

 

Donald “Donut” Morgan Sr., 59, of Herrin, died Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at his home after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Ralph Brandon officiating.  Burial will be in Blairsville Cemetery.  Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Friday and from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home. The family requests that you wear camouflage or orange and black to show your love and support. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Herrin High School Math Team or to the Herrin High School Athletic Department.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Donut was born January 11, 1956, in Killeen, Texas, to Charles and Marion (Lantrip) Morgan. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Ralph Allen. He married Cindy Holland on Aug. 14, 1976. He is survived by his loving wife, Cindy Morgan of Herrin; sons and daughters-in-law, Donald (Jr.) and Monica Morgan and Travis and Nikki Morgan, all of Herrin; the absolute loves of his life, his grandchildren, Addy Morgan of Benton and Gavin Morgan and Rylee Morgan, both of Herrin; brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles “Wayne” and Vicki Morgan of Marion and Dean and Debbie Morgan of Cambria; sister, Billie Jean Linders of Salem; brother-in-law, Roger Duncan of Carterville; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Daisey and Milton “Junior” Holland of Herrin; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Cathy and Darrell Garner of Carterville, Kevin and Tammy Holland of Herrin and Brad and Shelli Holland of Carterville; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Donut was preceded in death by his mother and stepfather; grandparents, Orval and Melvine Lantrip and Bessie and George Morgan; sister, Brenda Kay Duncan; and brother-in-law, Bob Linders. Donut has worked from the time he was a little boy old enough to deliver newspapers on his bicycle. He worked at Old Ben 25 in West Frankfort until its closure in 1996. He later worked at a gas station and boat factory. After becoming ill, Donut retired from Herrin High School where he worked as a custodian. Donut loved to hunt, fish, ride his Harley Davidson trike with best friends Fred and Ruth Holder, and impress people with his culinary skills for smoking ribs. He was a jack of all trades and master of most. Along with the help of family and friends, he built the home he and Cindy raised their sons in. He was creative and could fix most everything. Donut was a past Assistant Scout Leader to Troop 181 in Herrin. He was proud to receive the “Showing Most Scout Spirit” award in 1993. He became known to the boys in the troop as “Hey Don!" He was a member of Christian Covenant Fellowship in Carterville, UMWA and IMRF. He was a past member of the Herrin Better Business Association and Herrin Kiwanis. Once you met Donut you were his friend – and he had many. The family would like to thank the staff and students at Herrin High School for organizing the Donut Dash 5k in 2013, and all the businesses and people who supported it. The family cannot express enough gratitude to Don’s hunting buddies, Dave Louckes, Mike Kniffen and Jimmie Loyd; to Irl, Becky and Danny Eaton who have done so much to make him smile; to the Herrin Classy Lassies; to Dr. Javier Muniz and nurse Emily Nicks; the staff of Hospice of Southern Illinois; and to Lori Dobbs of the St. Louis Chapter of ALS; for guiding them when they did not know where to go. Also a special thank you to his caregivers Tammy Holland, Bradi Pullum and Candy Ticer and to neighbor Ron Whitecotton who came every week without fail – always bringing along more company for Don to enjoy. “We pray for a cure for ALS. We do not want to see anyone else go down the path we just traveled on. Through all his pain and inability to move Don smiled up until the end. He worried as much about us as we did him. We will go each day as he would want – we will let our lights shine and get through everything we face – because it is from Christ we draw our strength. God blessed us with the very best husband, father and pawpaw in the whole world – and for that we are so thankful.”

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Earl E. Allen

 

Earl E. Allen, 92, of Carterville, died Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Integra Health Care in Carbondale.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Alex Hale officiating.  Burial will be in Murdale Gardens of Memory in Murphysboro with military honors performed by the Illinois Army National Guard.  Visitation will be held from noon to 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Please express your condolences by contributing to the S.I.U. Police – Canine Fund, SIU Foundation, 1235 Douglas Drive, Mailcode 6805, Carbondale, IL 62901-4308.   Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Earl was born on August 21, 1922, in West Frankfort, to Ira and Madie (Arnold) Allen.  He married Anne O’Dell on July 10, 1949, in Carbondale.  She preceded him in death on May 21, 1988.  He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Kathleen and Allan Arrington of Greeneville, Tenn.; sons and daughters-in-law, Arnie and Carole Allen of Chesterfield, Mo., David Allen of Herrin, and John and Laura Allen of Carterville; grandchildren and their spouses, David and Rebecca Uhls and Brian Uhls, all of Greeneville, Tenn., Steve Uhls of Knoxville, Tenn., Charles Arrington of Greeneville, Tenn., Matthew and Janey Allen of Lexington, Tenn., Elizabeth and Devin Jones and Daniel Allen, all of Herrin, Abigail and David Carlisle of Columbia, Mo., Emily and Daniel Bardon and Grace and Andrew Bramman, all of St. Louis, Michael Allen of Cambria, and Sarah and Alex Hale of Searcy, Ark.; great-grandchildren, Sophie, Gracyn, Cameron, and Lennon Uhls, Victor, Charlotte, and Savannah Allen, Brayden Jokisch, Brooklyn Jones, Gwendolyn Bardon, Ainsley and Sadie Hale, and Tenley and Tripp Allen. Earl was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sister, Della Allen.  He honorably served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII, serving overseas in the European Theater.  After WWII, Earl returned home to work for the ICG Railroad and then later joined the SIUC Police Force in 1960. He was a police officer at SIUC until his retirement in 1982. Earl enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and had a keen interest in genealogy. He never met someone he couldn’t engage in conversation. He often remarked to whoever would listen that he liked only two kinds of pie-hot and cold! Sadly, he never did get to see his beloved Chicago Cubs win a World Series.

 

 

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Wilma A. Hampton 


Wilma Hampton, 99, of Carterville, passed away on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Herrin Hospital, with her sons by her side. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Richard Reed officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Avenue Baptist Church or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Wilma was born on November 1, 1915, in Herrin, to Arthur and Bertha (Burgess) Ashoff. She married James Franklin Hampton on May 30, 1936. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1976. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Carol Hampton of Herrin and Tom and Karen Hampton of Carterville; grandchildren and their spouses, Mary Hampton, Michael Hampton, John and Alicia Hampton, Jamie and Bob Wright, and Ethan and Cara Hampton; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Emily, Molly, Claire, Grace, Emma, Olivia, Jacob, and Jillian; and many nieces and nephews. Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sisters, Marie, Louise, Dorothy and Margorie. She has been a faithful member of Grand Avenue Baptist Church for more than 60 years. Wilma had worked for 20 years at Gentry Insurance and Real Estate. She was a homemaker and devoted to her family.





 

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Wyona Lou Moore Carter

Wyona Lou Moore Carter, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 26, 2015.  She was surrounded by her family for several days preceding her death.  They prayed with her, read Scriptures, and sang psalms and hymns with her. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, March 8, 2015, at Crainville Baptist Church, 806 Marion Street, Carterville, with the Reverends Wyatt George and Charles Epperly officiating.  Burial will be in Little Flock Cemetery in Carterville.  Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville and then from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Sunday, at the church.  Memorial contributions can be made to Crainville Baptist Church, 806 Marion Street, Carterville, Illinois 62918 or to the Elverado Education Foundation Inc., P.O. Box 623, Elkville, IL 62932-0623. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Wyona was born February 12, 1931, in Creal Springs, to Mary Ellen (Burks) and John B. Mausey.  She had 4 younger sisters:  Lavona Wolaver, who preceded her in death, Wanda Palmer (Curtis) of Marion, Faye Ogden of Arroyo Grande, California, and Edna Beyers Pressley (Charles) of Marion. She married James “Jim” Moore on April 9, 1950, in Piggott, Arkansas.  He preceded her in death on December 18, 1974.  Their first child, Barbara Jean, preceded her in death in 1952.  She later married Charles “Charlie” Carter on February 21, 1998, in Carterville. He preceded her in death on March 24, 2007.  Wyona is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James “Randy” and Cindy Moore of Carterville; daughter and son-in-law, Robyn and Mike Jennings of San Diego, CA; step-daughter and husband, Sarah and Michael Melvin of DuQuoin; 17 grandchildren and their spouses:  Natalie and William Peters of Macon, GA, Rachael and Oric Perry of Normal, IL, James “Nathan” and Laura Moore of Carbondale, Rebekah and Greg Murphy of St. Louis, Susanna Moore of Normal, IL, Jonathan Moore, Katherine Moore, and David Moore, all of Carterville, Sarah and Brandon Baker of Round Rock, TX, Tabitha and Lucas Pratt of San Diego, CA, James Jennings, Thomas Jennings, Joseph Jennings, John Jennings and Michael Jennings, all of San Diego, CA, Matthew and Tamora Heckel of Maryland Heights, MO, and Laura and Rob Reynolds of Carterville; 18 great-grandchildren:  Henry Peters, Dabney Peters, William Peters and Violet Mae Peters, all of Macon, GA, Crofton Perry, Madeline Perry, Samuel Perry, and Andrew Perry, all of Normal, IL, Harry Moore and Charlie Moore of Carbondale, Joseph Moore of Carterville, Jasmine Baker and Rose Baker of Round Rock, TX and one great-granddaughter on the way in San Diego, CA, Hannah Heckel, Jonathan Heckel, and Katherine Heckel, all of Maryland Heights, MO, and Amanda Reynolds and Emily Reynolds, both of Carterville. She was a member of Crainville Baptist Church where she helped organize the community pantry. Wyona taught English and French at Elverado High School for 20 years, retiring in 1993.  She loved teaching and her students loved her.  In her journal she wrote:  “On my last day at EHS I went to the high school graduation and Jim Piper, the principal, asked me to come to the microphone.  The senior class presented me with a dozen long-stem roses!  I tried to talk but couldn’t say one word.  The entire gym was packed, standing and applauding while I cried.  The principal came to the microphone and said, ‘And she teaches speech!’” Wyona enjoyed reading, listening to music and making delicious blackberry cobblers from blackberries she picked.  She loved the Lord and spending time with her family.  After retiring she had more time to travel and enjoy her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  And that’s just what she did.



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Lance Allan Priddy

 

Lance Allan Priddy, 52, of Herrin, died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family and close friends. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Tim Buehler of the Journey in Marion officiating. Burial will be Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Lance was born on June 13, 1962, in Herrin, to James C. and Deloris C. (Loyd) Priddy. He is survived by his parents; Jim and Chris Priddy of Herrin; son, Darren and Mistie Priddy and their son, Brantley Allan Priddy, of Herrin; sisters, Beverly (Steve) Frey of Marion, Carol Renee Ingram-Priddy (Kathy) of Killeen, TX and Jessica Nicole (John) DeVore of Clinton, IL; brother, Rex (Anissa) Priddy of Goreville; his soul mate and partner, Mary Frey of Benton and her family; step-children; step-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of special friends. Lance was preceded in death by his grandparents and three uncles. Prior to driving for Beelman Truck Company the last few years, Lance drove for Vitamin World. He was an avid camper. Lance enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. Lance was a talented cook and most known for his skills in the kitchen especially his famous sweet potato pies, Italian beef, hot wings and Cajun style food.

 

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Zoe Ann (Godby) Lightfoot


 


Zoe Ann Lightfoot (née Godby) died peacefully in Carbondale, on February 16, 2015, at the age of 78.  She was born in 1936, in Pekin, to Thyrza and Clarence Godby. She was the elder of two siblings. While an undergraduate at SIU-C, Zoe began work in 1956 under Dr. Young at the SIU Cosmic Ray Laboratory. Her primary duty was research. Zoe graduated from SIU Carbondale, in June 1958 with high honors, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Zoology and a minor in Chemistry.  In 1965, she received her Master’s Degree in Science Education.  She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi National Scholastic Honor Society. Zoe was an accomplished educator.  She began her career at Hurst-Bush High School in 1958 where she taught all the science courses and served as head of the science department there until 1963. While at Hurst- Bush High School she determined that she would write a grant through the state of Illinois for improvement of high school science programs.  The Principal thought it highly unlikely that a small, rural community could win the grant.  Not only did she win the first year, she continued to apply for and receive grant money for several years thereafter. During her tenure, she had more students invited to state science fairs than did the larger local high schools of Carbondale, Herrin or Carterville. In 1965, she began teaching at Carbondale Community High School, later she became science department head and retired in 1992 after 34 years of teaching. She was very passionate about teaching her kids.  The students all knew that Mrs. Lightfoot was tough.  They also knew she was considerate and fair.  “Dead bug” is one effort she used to keep the students interested.  Dead Bug is a secret that can only be understood by those who actually experienced it. Zoe received Teacher of the Year recognition from both Hurst-Bush and Carbondale High Schools. She was known for her efforts to make female scientists more recognized in the classroom. She authored an extensive annotated bibliography of Outstanding Women in Science and served on the NSTA Committee for the Promotion of Women in Science. Zoe’s educational accomplishments and recognition in the sciences led to many opportunities including assisting revisions to the 1986 MODERN CHEMISTRY, TEACHER'S EDITION, authored by Metcalfe, Williams, and Catska, for the Holt, Rhinehart, & Winston textbook publishing company. In 1985, she was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching.  Only one science and one math teacher were chosen from each state.  She received the award at The White House in Washington, D.C. followed by a reception to honor the recipients. In addition, a $5,000 grant from the National Science Foundation was issued to Carbondale High School to be used under her direction. Recipients of the award were encouraged to bring a guest.  She chose her beloved sister to share the honor with her. When presented the opportunity to begin studies in the field of medicine, she chose her desire to start a family as her top priority. Later, in spite of the hardships faced as a single parent raising two children, she always placed her children, family, friends and students as her main focus in life. This choice was never regretted and her summers off as an educator were devoted to building many memories cherished by her children.  Zoe loved to laugh and always demonstrated a positive attitude, even in the most difficult of times. Her amazing ability to draw the best from any situation and her infectious personality will be missed by all who knew and loved her. She had a love for animals, especially cats. She greatly enjoyed the companionship of and caring for the special furry “friends” that adopted her. In 1987, she married Harland Lee Taylor, a teacher himself. For many years, Zoe demonstrated her passion for designing and making jewelry. After retirement, she and her husband Lee started Designs By ZAHL and together enjoyed many years as accomplished jewelers. Zoe later became an instructor at the William Holland School of Lapidary Arts in Young Harris, Georgia. Pieces of her jewelry have been featured in jewelry publications as well as displayed and sold in many galleries. One of her pieces was included in the Made In Illinois An Artisan Gallery book (http://www.gogaclan.com/design/enjoyillinois/madeinillinois/artisans_l_n.html).  Lee and Zoe can be seen on the local PBS show, Expressions at http://video.pbs.org/video/2365184780/ discussing their art. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Michael Williams officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Zoe’s life. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Good Samaritan Ministries, 701 South Marion Street, Carbondale, IL 62901 or via www.goodsamcarbondale.org.  Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.  Zoe is survived by her husband, Harland Lee Taylor of Carbondale; son, Kevin Lightfoot of Greenview, IL; daughter and the best son-in-law she could ever have asked for, Beth and Darryl Kern of Carterville; grandchildren, Brandon, Evan, and Ian Kern, all of Carterville; sister and brother- in-law, Linda Lou and Sam Melvin of Solana Beach, Calif.; niece, Salsha Sidell of Burbank, Calif.; and nephew, Jacob and Jessica Sidell of Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Thyrza Godby; and niece, Tonya Melvin.


 

 

 

 

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Erna J. Lindsey

 

Erna J. Lindsey, 83, of Carterville, died Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at Herrin Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 23, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Mike Williams officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carterville Senior Citizens, sent in care of, Williamson County Programs on Aging, 1201 Weaver Road, Herrin, IL 62948. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Erna was born on January 14, 1932, in Williamson County, to Robert J. and Lucy Jane (Starling) Ogden. She married Lawrence “Speed” Leon Lindsey on March 4, 1966. He preceded her in death on October 12, 1998. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Twila Provence of Cambria; brothers and sister-in-law, Charles Ogden of Carterville, Larry and Judy Ogden of West Frankfort and Eddie Ogden of Cabo San Lucas, Mexcio; grandchildren, Ian Provence of Chicago and Chandra Singer of Kentucky; and two great-grandsons. Erna was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Barry Provence; brothers, Don, Jack and Bill Ogden; and sisters, Erma Ogden and Dorothy Litton. She was a homemaker who excelled at canning and loved taking in auctions. Erna cherished spending time with her grandkids.

 


 

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Marianna Intravaia

 

Marianna Intravaia, 72, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 22, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Jason McKinnies officiating. Burial will be in Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Marianna was born on January 8, 1943, in Sicily, Italy, to Pasquale and Giuseppa (Montoro) Corradengo. On October 10, 1960, she married Girolamo Intravaia in Sicily. He preceded her in death in 2004. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Francesca Intravaia and Antonino Badagliacco of Carterville; sons and daughters-in-law, Pasquale and Gena Intravaia of Marion and Michael and Jessica Intravaia of Johnston City; sisters and brother-in-law, Natalia and Giovanni Galluzzo and Francesca and Andrea Ippedico, all of Sicily; brothers and sisters-in-law, Giovanni and Giovanna Corradengo, Antonino and Francesca Corradengo, Giuseppe and Clementina Corradengo, and Salvatore Corradengo, all of Sicily; grandchildren and their spouses, Carlo and Sarah Intravaia of Marion, Girolamo and Elysia Intravaia of Johnston City, Misty and Joshua Lindner of Johnston City, Oriana Badagliacco of Carterville, Dario and Shawna Badagliacco of Carbondale, Marianna Intravaia of Marion, Silvana and Jimmy Walsh of Marion, and Thadius and Anne Intravaia of Equality; step-grandchildren, Dakota and Dalton Norris of Johnston City; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Marianna was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Rosalia Corradengo. She belonged to Southern Illinois Worship Center in Energy and was an avid reader of the Bible. Marianna had a passion for food and cooking and decided with her husband to open their own restaurant in Edgerton, Wisconsin. After several years in the restaurant business, they decided to retire back to Sicily. Following the death of her husband, Marianna moved back to southern Illinois to be with her children. She was an excellent cook and her passion for food and family has left quite a legacy. Her greatest joys came from spending time with her family-whether it be gathering together for a meal or shopping. Marianna’s favorite role was that of Nonna to her grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

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Kenneth Winget

 

Kenneth Ray Winget, 68, of Carterville, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 15, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Bob Wynn officiating. Military rites will be performed at the funeral home immediately following services by the Herrin V.F.W. and American Legion and the Army National Guard. Visitation will be from noon to 2:00 p.m., Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2001 South Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Kenneth was born on December 8, 1946, in Carbondale, to John “Jay” and Martha M. (Rossin) Winget. He is survived by his daughter, Tamara Alexander of Johnston City; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jay and Beverly Winget of Carbondale and Brice and Melissa Winget of Carbondale; sisters and brother-in-law, Ellen and Jerry Gooden and Vickie Winget, all of Carterville; brother and sister-in-law, Abe and Pam Winget of Carterville; grandchildren, Amanda, Jonathan and Jacob Winget, Kierston Tolbert, Justin Morneweg, Liz Gore, Jade Smith, Stacia and Derek Smith; two great-grandchildren; and the mother of his sons, Carolyn Winget of Hurst. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Army serving overseas during Vietnam. Kenneth was a lifetime member of the Chester VFW. Kenneth was a conductor on freight trains for I.C. Railroad for 10 years. He later retired from SIU after 18 years of service as a backhoe operator and foreman. He enjoyed boating at Crab Orchard Lake, riding motorcycles, gardening, and building things with his hands.

 

 

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Patty Petty 

 

Patricia “Patty” Lynn Petty, 55, of rural Cambria, died Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 14, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Jerry Smith officiating. Burial will be in Alto Pass Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 13, 2015, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home. Patricia Lynn Petty was born on January 8, 1960, in Carbondale, to Earl Francis and Martha (Wolfe) Halterman. She attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and graduated with a degree in Education. After working in education for several years, she decided to pursue a career working in the fabric department at the Carbondale Walmart. She was wonderful with fabrics and an excellent seamstress who created beautiful handcrafted items for her loved ones. On August 31, 1985, she married Steve Petty. Patty and Steve shared a love of dogs and she was very close to her “devil” dog, Rascal. She was an active member of Woodmen of the World and belonged to the Baptist Church in Cambria. Patty’s true passion was her family-she never failed to support her nieces and nephews and encourage them to follow their hearts. She attended many of their sporting events and her presence will be greatly missed. She also enjoyed playing board games with her family. She was a delightful storyteller and always entertained her family with stories from her job and the antics of her dog. She loved her family, even when they made mistakes, and it is her love that will always remain a treasured memory. She is survived by her husband, Steve Petty of rural Cambria and their dog, Rascal; mother, Martha Halterman of Cambria; sisters and brothers-in-law, Christina and Dr. Charles Mild of Harlingen, Texas, Martha and Terry Burns of Cambria, Lois and Jim McNeill of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, and Maria and Lenny Farris of Cambria; brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Lori Halterman of West Frankfort; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Eddie and Della Petty of Jonesboro, Rodney Petty of Carbondale, and Kevin Petty of Goreville; as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Earl Halterman, and her mother and father-in-law, Imogene and Rev. Louis Petty.

 

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J.D. Russell

 

J. D. Russell, 78, of Murphysboro, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Rev. Wes Henson officiating. Burial will be in Murdale Gardens of Memory in Murphysboro. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Walnut Street Baptist Church Building Fund, 218 W. Walnut Street, Carbondale, IL 62901. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. J.D. was born March 1, 1936, in Jackson County, to William H. and Mary Opal (Clark) Russell. He married Susan Crews on August 10, 2013, in Carbondale. He is survived by his wife, Susan Russell, of Murphysboro; son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Cindy Russell of Carbondale; sister and brother-in-law, Retha and James Goodwin of Evansville, Ind.; brother and sister-in-law, Van and Shelba Russell of Carterville; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. J.D. was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Aileen Brewer and Mary Lou Russell; and brother, William “Doc” Russell. He retired in 2002, after 25 years of service as a heavy equipment operator with Captain Mines in Pinckneyville and later in West Virginia. Before he began working with the mines, J.D. was a latherer and plasterer for various construction companies. J.D. was a member of Walnut Street Baptist Church in Carbondale. In addition to faithfully worshiping his Lord at church, J.D. also belonged to the Elks Club and Lions Club in Carbondale. One of his greatest passions and joys came from working with his hands in the soil of his large scale garden. J.D. enjoyed meeting up with his friends.

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Chuck Broadway

Chuck Broadway, 56, of Herrin, died Thursday, January 22, 2015, at St. Louis University Hospital, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Bill Wiggs Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy. Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m., Monday, January 26, 2015, at the funeral home in Carterville. Memorial contributions may be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.  Chuck was born on January 20, 1959, in East St. Louis, to James C. and Hilda (Warner) Broadway. He married Rhonda Walker on June 5, 1981, in Carterville. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Rhonda Broadway of Herrin; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and John Belford of Carterville; son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Lindsey Broadway of Herrin; grandson, Jace Nicholas Broadway; mother, Hilda Broadway of Anna; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandy and Darrell Carpenter of Danville, Sheila and Steve Zinn of Dongola and Linda and Tim Haney of Anna; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Sharon Broadway of Danville, George and Chris Broadway of Paducah, Mike Broadway, Kenny and Barb Broadway and Gary and Shirley Broadway, all of Anna; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Larry and Anita Essary of Carterville, Larry and Linda Walker of Marion, Danny and Sheila Bloodworth of Marion, and Randy Walker of Robinson; and several nieces and nephews. Chuck was preceded in death by his father; brother, Archie Broadway; and sister, Sherry Broadway. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Herrin. Chuck retired from Norge/Maytag after 26 years of service, where he served as the group leader on the E.D. line.  Chuck, along with his family, owned and operated Broadway’s Limo Service for many years. He was active within his community volunteering as a coach with Upwards Basketball and working at Herrin Elementary where he served as a student monitor. Chuck cherished the opportunities to help and mentor young kids. Chuck enjoyed taking road trips, going fishing and sharing his passion of cars. His greatest joy came from spending time with his family, especially his grandson.


 


 


 

 

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Mary Ann Brooks

Mary Ann Brooks, 85, of Carterville, died Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Burial will be in North Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville at a later date. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Attn: Memorial Tribute Processing Center, 3816 Payshpere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674. Mary Ann was born on December 19, 1929, in Strawberry Point, Iowa, to Miles Albert and Mildred (Marlow) Retz. She is survived by her daughters and spouses, Deborah and Dan Ward of Carterville and Rebecca and Phil Block Vernon Hills, IL; son and spouse, Matthew and Janet Brooks of Springfield, MO; grandchildren and their spouses, Megan and Derrick Trower of Springfield, MO, Jacob and Emma Block of Wauconda, IL, Ariel Block of Vernon Hills, IL, Nathan Brooks of Springfield, MO, Jessica Block of Atlanta, GA, Lindsey Block of Vernon Hills, IL; great-grandchildren, Jenna Trower, Mackenzie Trower and Alexa Block; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her beloved Shihtzus, Summer and Molly. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; son, Thomas Brooks Jr.; and brothers, Bob and Burt Retz. Mary Ann had a great love of education and passion for nursing. She graduated from high school in Manchester, Iowa. From there she earned her first nursing degree at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Always wanting to learn more, she continued her post graduate degree in surgical nursing at Baylor University in Dallas. She retired after 10 years of service as a nurse consultant for Herman Miller Inc. Prior to her retirement; Mary Ann served as the Director of Nursing at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale for more than 16 years.  Mary Ann was of the Methodist faith. She enjoyed traveling in her motor home, taking care of her home and most of all, spending time with her family.


 

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Roy Herman Elting

 

Roy Herman Elting, 87, of Carterville, died Monday, January 12, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Mark Surburg and Pastor E. James Rivett officiating. Entombment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville with military rites performed by the Marion V.F.W. Hyde-Pillow Post #1301 and the Army National Guard. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1801 Westminster Drive, Marion, IL 62959. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Roy was born on August 16, 1927, in Carolton, Nebraska, to Herman and Bertha (Werner) Elting. He married Joie L. Tregoning on March 11, 1961, in Herrin. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Joie L. Elting of Carterville; daughters and sons-in-law, Toni and Jim Gulledge of Marion, Beverly and David Parker of Austin, Texas, and Lesa Dillard of Charlotte, North Carolina; and 4 grandchildren. Roy was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Erich and Art Elting; sisters, Ida Troue, Velma Woodall and Clara Thies; and 3 granddaughters. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII. In addition to working various places as a sheet metal worker, Roy retired after 20 years of service with Quality Sheet Metal in Carbondale. He was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Marion. Roy belonged to the sheet metal workers union and Herrin V.F.W.  He enjoyed gardening and working around his house, but most of all, Roy loved spending time with his family.

 

 

 

 

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Nadean Emery

Nadean Emery, 94, of Carterville, died Saturday, January 10, 2015, at Herrin Hospital, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, the Rev. Charles Epperly officiating. Burial will be in Little Flock Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959 or to Crainville Baptist Church, 806 Marion Street, Carterville, IL 62918. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Nadean was born on March 22, 1920, in Carterville, to Fred Douglas and Nettie (Provence) Hampton. She married Carl "Cooch" Emery on February 15, 1941, in Jackson, Missouri. He preceded her in death on November 15, 1973. She is survived by her grandson, Rob and Susan Emery of Mt. Vernon; daughter-in-law, Scarlett Emery of Carterville; great-grandchildren, Robbie and Slade Emery, both of Mt. Vernon; sister-in-law, Carolyn Hampton of Greenville, North Carolina; and several nieces, nephews and cousins-including special nephews, Doug (Donna) and Tim (Barb) Bogard and their families. Nadean was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Bobby Emery; sisters, Mazelle Cotter and Verta Mae Bogard; and brothers, Fred, Carol and Wayne Hampton. She retired in 1984, after 22 years of service as a transformer loader with American Magnetics. Nadean was a lifetime member of Crainville Baptist Church. She truly loved her church family. She, alongside her husband, Cooch, owned and operated Cooch's Pool Hall in Carterville for many years. Nadean enjoyed crocheting; traveling-having been to every state but Alaska; spending time with her friends at the Senior Citizens Center; but was most noted for her love of taking pictures.  She always arrived early to the Senior Citizens Center to help pass out trays and visit with her friends. Nadean was known for her Key Lime Pie which she made for church functions and family gatherings. She took advantage of preserving every moment of time through pictures, even labeling each photo with names and dates. Nadean was always ready with her camera all the time. Her main passion was her family and spending time with them. She was the eldest of six children and family was important to her. Nadean was most content when she was with them. Her proudest achievement was her son, Bobby. The pride she showed when she spoke of him was evident in her beaming smile. She loved to tell people that he proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Her grandson, Rob, was the apple of her eye. No amount of time spent with Rob was ever enough for Nadean. She played a vital role in raising Rob as he spent much time with Grandma Nadean. Rob was definitely her sunshine. She was a great-grandma to Robbie and Slade. They are fortunate to have had her to share memories and reminisce about stories of Pa-Pa Bob. Nadean truly found the good in everyone. She never met a stranger and made a friend wherever she went. She was always willing to help anyone in any way she could. Her family always knew she was good for a laugh and she was always a good sport. She had strength about her that really showed through especially in her final days. She was one in a million and will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Our lives were blessed by having her in it.

 

 

 

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Harold R. Norton

 

Harold R. Norton, 92, of Carterville, died Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 2, 2015, at Crainville Baptist Church, 806 Marion Street, with the Rev. Charles Epperly and Dr. Al Turl officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville with military rites conducted by the National Guard Honors Team. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Friday, at the church. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Crainville Baptist Church, 806 Marion Street, Carterville, IL or to the Carterville Fire and Ambulance Department, 300 N. Division Street, Carterville, Illinois 62918. Envelopes will also be available at the church. Harold was born on July 19, 1922, in Carterville, to Ray and Rena Elizabeth (Aldridge) Norton.  He married Jewell Campbell on May 30, 1943, in University City, Missouri. He is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Jewell Norton, of Carterville; sons, Paul R. Norton and David Norton, both of Carterville; daughters and sons-in-law, Connie and Jan Christy and Brenda and John Winings, all of Carterville; son-in-law, Jerry White of Cambria; grandchildren and their spouses, Steven and Kristen Norton of Ledbetter, Ky., Jeanna and Jason Killman of Carterville, Monica Norton of Herrin, Mark Winings of Carterville, Jeremy Winings of Fairview Heights, Cara and Patrick Bryan of Wildwood, Mo., and Tammy and Shawn Horn of Carterville; and great-grandchildren, Calen, Maddie, Keirsten, Gavin, Kaitlyn, Colton, Eva, Maya, Ella, and Addy. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Debbie White; granddaughter, Amy Norton; and sister, Edith L. Norton. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. Harold retired in 1985, after 28 years of service as an electrician in the Physical Plant at SIU. Without a doubt, Harold was an extremely active member in Crainville Baptist Church. He had served as church treasurer for more than 38 years in addition to teaching Sunday school classes and serving as Deacon. One of his most noted roles at the church was that of providing the fish for the famous church fish fry-a tradition still going strong.  He was a member of the Carterville Boat and Yacht Club and the IBEW 702. Harold was an avid Saluki basketball and St. Louis Cardinals fan. He had a keen sense of the outdoors which he used while camping, fishing and hunting quail at Crab Orchard. Harold was a devout Christian man who cherished his family and friends dearly.


 

 

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Neal R. Bloomquist

 

Neal Robert Bloomquist, 64, of Carterville, died Sunday, December 28, 2014, at home, surrounded by his family. Memorial services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Janice West and Wayne Prindiville officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Military rites will also be conducted at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Willing Partners Canine Education, sent in care of, Linda Krutsinger, 607 N. 10th Street, Benton, IL 62812. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Neal was born on November 16, 1950, in Chicago, to Robert George and Grace (Prindiville) Bloomquist. He married Anita Los on July 30, 1976, in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Anita Bloomquist of Carterville; mother, Grace Arnold of Fayetteville, Ga.; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Bill Beyer of Fayetteville, Ga.; niece, Beth and Adam Moats of Greenville, S.C.; nephews, Billy and Brandy Jo Beyer of Dallas, Ga. and Marty Beyer of Powder Springs, Ga.; great niece, Lily Beyer; great nephews, Cooper Beyer and Aiden Moats; his beloved dogs Chance, Bailey and Tango; and his cats. Neal was preceded in death by his father. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Lexington. Neal served as the director of clinical engineering at S.I.H. for more than 38 years. He was a member of Willing Partners Canine Education which dedicates itself to training service dogs that provide support to veterans. Neal enjoyed riding his Harley, traveling, and cycling, but most of all; he loved his family including his pets.

 

 

 

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Betty J. Craig

Betty J. Craig, 95, of Decatur and formerly of Carterville, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Decatur Memorial Hospital. She was born May 6, 1919, in Carterville, the daughter of James William and Evva (Penland) Taylor.  She was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed antiquing.  She married Charles R. Craig July 8, 1949.  He preceded her in death February 2, 1989. Betty leaves behind her sons, Robert Craig of Ankeny, Iowa and Barry Craig of Decatur; grandchildren, Rachel (Mike) Collins and Jason Richard Russell; step-grandchildren Andrea (Rob) Nicholson, Tim Durbin, and Kathy (Chad) Bledsoe; great-grandchildren, Eli, Rowan, and Silas Collins, Ella Noel Russell, Jesse and Taylor Kelsheimer, Whitney McCay, Alex Hays, and Roy, Austin, Loraine Moore; and step-great-great-grandchildren, Jaydon Junior, Brookelyn and Mason McCay, and Caiden Funk. Betty is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, James William Taylor Jr.; and infant son. Services to celebrate Betty’s life will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 2, 2015, at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.  Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Friday prior to the services at the funeral home.  Graveside services will be held at  1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 3, 2015, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville, with Pastor Michael Williams officiating. The family of Betty J. Craig is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is assisting with local arrangements.  Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at www.gracelandfairlawn.com or www.rigginpillatschburkefh.com.

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Bruce "Goose" Gossage 

 

Bruce “Goose” Wayne Gossage, 55, of Carterville, died Friday, December 26, 2014, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 30, 2014, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Donnie Colson officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Goose was born on May 9, 1959, in Herrin, to Arlie Lee and Mary Jo (Pierce) Gossage. He married Lynda Florence on November 8, 2008, in Smoky Mountains, Tennessee. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Gossage of Carterville; step-son, Tony Charles and his wife, Charity, of DeSoto; grandson, Michael Russell of DeSoto; sister and brother-in-law, Rose and Roger Black of Goreville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Alyce Gossage of Carterville, Ann and Bill Craig of Murphysboro, Darlene Porter, Angel Hunsaker, and Gail Tuthill, all of Elkville, and Michael and Amy Florence of Wisc.; nieces, Beverly Jo and Dana; nephews, Jackson, Blake and Travis; and his running buddy and beloved dog, Lightning.  Goose was preceded in death by his parents, Arlie and Mary Jo; brother, Arlie Marvin Gossage; and nephew, Arlie Lee Gossage. He retired after 33 years of service as a machinist at Diagraph in Marion. Besides his love of cooking, Goose was known for his impressive bar-be-que. He was a member of the Fin and Feather Club in Freeman Spur, where he could share his enjoyment of bass fishing and hunting with the guys. Goose was an avid NASCAR racing fan, especially cheering on his favorite #88, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and also loved routing on the Chicago Bears.

 

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William Earl Martin Jr. 

 

 

William Earl Martin Jr., 90, of Herrin, died Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at Herrin Hospital.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 28, 2014, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Brad Harlow officiating.  Burial will be in Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy with military rites performed by the Herrin V.F.W. and American Legion and the Navy Honors Ritual Team.  Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Saturday, December 27, 2014, with Masonic rites conducted at 7:00 p.m. by the Fellowship Lodge #89 of Marion. 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. Earl was born on August 19, 1924, in West Frankfort, to William Earl Martin Sr. and Earline Voight. He married Joanne Sanders on November 24, 1942, in Cape Girardeau, and she preceded him in death on April 19, 2008. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly Lou & Lutz Reiter of Dearborn, Mich. and Linda Susan and Carl Hillman of Goreville; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Samuel and Catherine Martin of Fairview, Tenn. and William Jeffrey and Cheryl Martin of Capac, Mich.; grandchildren and their spouses, Rick and Terry Hillman of Goreville, Carey Morrison and her fiancé, Aaron Brown of Goreville, Monika and Matt Miller of Plymouth, Mich., Lisa and Kees Hiatt of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Kurt and Jessica Reiter of Canton, Mich., Michael Reiter of Canton, Mich., Norm Kanapsky of Sterling Heights, Mich., Heather and Nick Stevens of Nashville, Tenn., Bobby and Mary Martin of Fairview, Tenn., Danyelle and Cory Phillips of Warm Springs, Ga., Meghan and Ashley Martin of Capac, Mich., and Jessica and Brett Wagner of Brown City, Mich.; great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Cody Edmonds, Kolton Morrison, Aaron Hillman, Cameron and Quinn Miller, Kora Jo Hiatt, and Clara, Bennett and Maggie Reiter; and sister-in-law, Betty Martin of Benton. Earl was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Leon Martin; and grandson-in-law, Eric Morrison. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Navy during WWII, serving on the USS Wyman. Earl retired in 1980, after 30 years of service as a steam engineer at Chev Forge Plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. He attended the First Church of God in Marion. In addition to being a 57 year member of the Eureka North Warren Lodge #594 and the Dearborn Lodge, Earl also belonged to the Shriner’s Temple and United Auto Workers. He was very active within the Boy Scout organization, having been a Boy Scout Leader and swimming instructor for many years. Earl made pull over hats and would give them out to the poor. 

 

 

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Viola M. Emery

Viola Mae Emery, 76, of Carterville, died Saturday, December 20, 2014, at Herrin Hospital, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville with Pastor Steve Adams officiating. Burial will be in North Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon - 2:00 p.m., Sunday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to United Methodist Children's Home, 2023 Richview Road, Mount Vernon, IL 62864. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Viola was born on July 24, 1938, in Carterville, to Guy and Velma (Crowell) Williamson. She married Paul E. Emery on July 26, 1957, in Carterville. He preceded her in death on March 6, 1986. She is survived by her grandson, Blayne Emery and Kendra Murphy of Hannibal, Mo.; granddaughter, Camlyn Jordyn Monfort of Osage Beach, Mo.; great-granddaughter, Kensley Murphy; sister, Ruth Erickson of Springfield; brother, Jimmy Williamson of Herrin; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donnie and Violet Emery of Johnston City, Tony and Edith Emery, Jim and Phyllis Emery, Sue Jones, and Wanda Spiller, all of Carterville; and several nieces and nephews. Viola was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughter, Paula Ann Emery Dirks. She worked in customer service at Wal-Mart in Carbondale for many years. Viola was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carterville. Besides her love of cooking, Viola enjoyed watching the Hallmark channel and soap operas, especially the Young and the RestlessViola cherished her family particularly her grandkids-they were her life.

 

 

 

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James "Junior" Finney

 

James “Junior” Finney, 88, of Crainville, died Tuesday, December 2, 2014, at Herrin Hospital, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Revs. Jerry Schell and Tommy Monroe officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville with military rites performed by the Marion V.F.W. Hyde-Pillow Post 1301 and the Navy Honors Ritual Team. Visitation will begin with Masonic rites at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home and go until the time of the service. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2001 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131 or to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. James was born on May 28, 1926, in Williamson County, to James Monroe Finney Sr. and Lydia Trout. He married Aubrey Cavanas Hale on June 17, 1949, in Jackson County. She preceded him in death on January 6, 2006. He is survived by his sisters, Barbara Beasley of Herrin and Beryl Pepin of Westwood, Mich.; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Lyndell, Mamie and Ron. James was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, including an infant, Gene, Jack, Max, and Bill Finney; and sisters, Elsie Antonini, Pauline Jones, and Mary Young. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Navy during WWII serving overseas as a radio operator. He began his career as a sheet metal worker in various construction jobs prior to working at SIU in the physical plant where he labored also as a sheet metal worker for 15 years. In addition, to having several memberships with organizations and clubs such as the Sheet Metal Workers Union, Masonic Lodge #802 and the Ainad Shriners Temple, James was a charter member of the Crab Orchard Golf Course in Carterville. James loved taking in the beauty and tranquility of Crab Orchard Refuge everyday, traveling around southern Illinois, and practice target shooting.

 

 

 

 

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January
01/10 - Nadean Emery
01/12 - Roy H. Elting
01/22 - Mary Ann Brooks
01/22 - Chuck Broadway 
01/28 - J.D. Russell 

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02/10 - Patty Petty

02/10 - Kenneth Ray Winget

02/16 - Zoe Ann Lightfoot

02/17 - Erna J. Lindsey 

02/18 - Marianna Intravaia 

02/26 - Lance Allan Priddy

02/26 - Wilma Hampton

02/26 -  Wyona Lou Moore Carter 

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03/05 - Earl E. Allen

03/10 - Donald "Donut" Morgan 

03/14 - Gerald "George" Snyder 

03/18 - Richard Flom 

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