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Jean Edna Keehler
Jean Edna Keehler, 83, of Carterville, passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Reflections
of Hollybrook in Carterville. Funeral
services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville,
with the Rev. Marvin Kleinau officiating. Burial will be in North Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will begin at
6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community of Christ in Carbondale, 1022 Villa Court, Carbondale,
IL 62901. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Jean was born on January 10, 1933, in Falls, Pennsylvania, to Leon Emory and Helen Stuart (Robinson)
Evans. She married Darl Alfred Keehler on January 14, 1954, in Media, Pennsylvania. He preceded her in death on July 19, 2014.
Jean is survived by her daughters and
son-in-law, Barbara and David Hampton and Sandra Keehler, all of Carterville; son and daughter-in-law, William and Christy
Keehler of Pontoon Beach; grandchildren and their spouses, Shawn and Marcee Hampton of Kennewick, Washington, Rob Martin and
Christopher Keehler, both of Pontoon Beach; great-grandchildren, Kaylin Hampton, Jaeden Hampton, Grayson Hampton, Marilyn
Martin and James Martin; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Tony Miglionico of Greenville, South Carolina; and sister-in-law,
Edna Evans of Pennsylvania. She
was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Marie Sharp; brother, Leon Evans Jr.; and granddaughter, Kathryn Hampton.
Jean was a faithful member of the Community
of Christ in Carbondale. She was a veracious
reader who loved a good mystery. She also liked to watch old Van Johnson movies. Jean was a liquid embroiderer on quilts using Artex Paints. Traveling with her late husband, Darl and spending time with her family
were some of Jean's favorite things.
Lila Jane Donaldson Jarvis, 75, of Carterville, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016, at Herrin Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m.,
Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville. Burial will be in Blairsville Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home. Lila was born on January 26, 1941, in Coulterville, to Thomas and Hazel
(Sparks) Donaldson. She married Carl Jarvis on January 23, 1960, in Carterville. She is survived by her husband, Carl Jarvis of Carterville; daughters and sons-in-law,
Lisa (Mike) Smith, Carla (Bill) Ren, and Patricia Parker, all of Carterville; sons and daughters-in-law, Carl (Charlene) Jarvis
of Carterville and Robert (Elainea) Jarvis of Elkville; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Lila was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George, Art and
Ed Donaldson; and grandchildren, Jacob Jarvis, Bruce Jarvis, Kelly Smith, and Billy Ren. She was a homemaker.
Carolyn Sue Bullar
Carolyn Sue Newton was born April 29, 1930, in Johnston City. She grew up
in Carterville, where she developed a sparkling personality, made life-long friends, and was a Carterville High cheerleader.
She attended Southern Illinois University where among other accomplishments, she was a contestant in the "Miss Little
Egypt" pageant, a source of unending delight to her children. In 1951, she married the love of her life, Jack Lee Bullar. They settled in Worthington, Ohio.
After graduating from Otterbein College in 1969, Sue was an elementary school teacher in Westerville, Ohio for many years,
sharing her love of reading and enthusiasm for learning with many young children. After Jack's death in 1990 and her retirement, Sue traveled, lived in Naples, Florida,
and ultimately resided in Cincinnati to be close to family and a host of friends. On October 9, 2016 she met her death
gracefully and bravely, with characteristic kindness and consideration to others. Sue is survived by daughters, Lu Ellyn Lansman of Ord, Nebraska and Audrey Lee Bullar
of Cincinnati; son, John Raymond Bullar of Cincinnati; daughter-in-law, Ann Louise Bullar of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Ben
and Shawna Lansman and Colin and Brenda Lansman, all of Ord, Nebraska, Amanda Sue and Mark Muenchen, and Jack Taylor
Bullar, all of Cincinnati; 5 great-grandchildren, Ava Nicole Muenchen of Cincinnati, Quentin Kelly Lansman, Raena Kristine
Lansman, Nora Mae Lansman, Gemma Sue Lansman, all of Ord, Nebraska; and many, many friends. Donations made be made to Hospice of Cincinnati in her memory. Graveside services will be held at 9:00 a.m., Saturday, October 22, 2016,
at Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville, with Pastor Bob Morwell officiating. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville
is assisting with local arrangements.
Patricia J. Russell
Patricia Jane (Coulombe) Russell of Carterville, IL, beloved mother
of Brittney Russell (Sigel, IL) and Brice Russell (Carbondale, IL) and proud grandmother of Tyler Jayce Russell, passed away
Wednesday, October 5th, in Cape Girardeau, MO at the age of 57. She was surrounded by her loving family and dear friends.
Patty recently retired after over 20 years
of service at the facilities of the Illinois Youth Center. There she applied her invaluable life experience, full heart,
and open mind to council, mentor and protect Illinois' most troubled youth. As a talented athlete, she played softball and basketball. To the end of her
life, she devotedly sponsored St. Jude's Hospital and the Humane Society of the United States. Most of all, she loved
playing and going on adventures with her grandson, Tyler. Her mother, Mary M. Coulombe (West Frankfort, IL) and father, Marvin J. Coloumbe (Danville, IL) preceded her in death. She is survived by sister, Barbara and Steve Lohmar (Galesburg, IL); sister, Beverly
and Robert Lasater (Decatur, IL); brother, David and Eileen Coulombe (Skokie, IL); brother, Daniel and Wanda Coulombe (Fallon,
NV); brother, Robert Coulombe (West Frankfort, IL); sister, Kathy (Sprague) Abney (Johnston City, IL); sister, Vicky Sprague
- Reed and Mark Reed (Pittsburg, IL); and brother, John Foristall (Cadiz, KY). Visitation will be held at noon on Sunday, October 9th, at Riggin-Pillatsch &
Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, IL immediately followed by a small service at 1 pm. She will be interred at the Herrin City Cemetery at a later date.
William "Bill" Lewis Elders, 87, of Carterville, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at Windsor
Estates of St. Charles. Funeral services
will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 8, 2016, in Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor
Bob Morwell officiating. Burial will be in North Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville with military rites will be performed by
the Herrin VFW and American Legion Post and the Illinois Army National Guard Ritual Team. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, at the funeral home. Memorial
contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Carterville or to the John A. Logan American Legion Post
347 in Carterville. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Bill was born on December 3, 1928, in Ashley, Illinois, to Lewis and Mary (Thomson) Elders. He married
Carmen Rose Coffey on November 21, 1952, in Carterville. She preceded him in death on February 9, 2016. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Jim Williams
of St. Charles, Missouri; son, Patric Elders of Liberty, Texas; daughter-in-law, Kathy Elders of Carterville; grandchildren
and their spouses, Dylan and Julie Elders of Greenville, Illinois, Matt Elders of Carterville and Ethan and Becca Elders of
Herrin; and great-grandchildren, Morgan, Grant, Caroline, and Elly. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; beloved wife, Carmen; son, Sterling Elders; brother, Marion
Stu Elders; and sister, Ann Paris. He
honorably served our country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict where he was awarded the Bronze Star. Bill was a
proud veteran who continued to honor his country through his involvement with the John A. Logan American Legion Post 347 in
Carterville. Bill was a graduate
of Carterville High School and had attended SIU-Carbondale where he ran cross-country and track. He retired in 1993, after more than 33 years of service as the Business
Director of the Chemistry Department at SIUC. Following his retirement, Bill served as the custodian at First United Methodist
Church in Carterville for many years. Bill
was an active member in his community and belonged to numerous organizations. He served on the Board of Review for the Eagle
Scouts and the Board for the Thresherman Association. He also volunteered with 4-H. He enjoyed tending to his flowers, tinkering with tractors, but most of all, spending
time with his family.
Glenda C. Lawrence, 73, of Cambria, passed away on Wednesday, October 05, 2016, at her home, surrounded
by her family. Graveside services will
be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 7, 2016, in Blairsville Cemetery, with the Rev. Charles Geuin officiating. Riggin-Pillatsch
& Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Glenda was born on July 12, 1943, in Herrin, to Fred and Dora (Ward)
Pullum. She married James "Jimmy" Denny Lawrence on August 27, 1959, in Marion. He preceded her in death on March
15, 2010. She is survived by her loving
children and their spouses, Tony (Toni) Lawrence of Cambria, Rusty (Joanne) Lawrence of Cambria, Freddy (Fran) Lawrence of
Herrin; Robin Lawrence Leganski of Carterville, Darla (David) Beers of Herrin, and Peggy (Paul) Kerley of Blairsville; 28
grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom Pullum, Fred (Jody) Pullum and Randy (Susie) Pullum, all of Blairsville.
Glenda was preceded in death by her parents;
husband, Jimmy Lawrence; brother, Jimmy Pullum; and granddaughter, Tara Gourley. She enjoyed playing cards; doing puzzles; going to the races; camping and riding
motorcycles with her late husband, Jimmy; and most of all spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.
Alma Juanita Combs, 97, of Carterville, passed away Wednesday, September 28, 2016, surrounded by
her family. Funeral services will be held
at 12:00 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2016, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Minister Bill Brandstatter
officiating. Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery in Kinmundy, Illinois. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.,
Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Marion church of Christ, P.O. Box 52, Marion, IL 62959. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral
home. Juanita was born on May 16, 1919,
in Marion County, Illinois, to Arvie Bryan and Elsie Bell (O'Dell) Mulvany. She married Roy Combs Jr. on September 28, 1939,
in Covington, Indiana. He preceded her in death on August 10, 1997. She is survived by her sons, Harold Combs and wife Barbara, of Benton, Jerry Combs and wife LaDonna,
of Rolla, Missouri and Carol Combs of St. Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, John Combs and wife Karla, of Covington, Tennessee,
Josh Combs and wife Kim, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Jeff Combs and wife Yvette, of Fairfield, Illinois, Laura Alma Jane Combs
and fiancé Danny Brouk, of House Springs, Missouri, and Cathy Williams and husband Phillip, of Longview, Texas; great-grandchildren,
Nolan, Elijah, Reagan, Samuel, Jaxon, and Jacob Combs, and Lance Williams; sister, Marjorie Cornwell of Fairview Heights,
Illinois; brother, Bill Mulvaney of Orem, Utah; and sister-in-law, Josephine Gerard of Marion, Indiana. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Helen
O'Dell; and brother, Lester Dale Mulvany. She
was the owner and operator of Hickory Leaf Mobile Home Court in Carterville for 56 years. In her earlier years, she worked
at Allen Industries. Juanita was a devout
member of the Marion church of Christ where she was active in the food preparation program for shut-ins. She enjoyed tending to her flower garden and spending time with her
family, especially her grandchildren.
Earl C. Byrley
Earl Charles Byrley, 59, of Herrin, passed away Monday, September 19, 2016, at Herrin Hospital. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 21, 2016,
at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. R.H. Chitwood officiating. Burial with military
rites will be in Blairsville Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Earl was born August 3, 1957, in Chicago, the son of Earl J. and Dianne
(Sealander) Byrley and Edward Dailey. He married Jane (Bailey) Ren, the mother of his children on November 20, 1982. He is survived by his sons, Earl Charley Byrley of Cambria, Alex (Courtney)
Byrley of Herrin, and Brockton Fox of Carbondale; daughter, Dianne (Dennis Wyatt) Behrens of Carbondale; brothers, Joseph
Byrley of Herrin and Edward Dailey of Blairsville; aunts, Michelle Eaton of Herrin and Patricia Hobbs of Alabama; nieces,
Dawn (Greg) Hale of Hurst, Tonya Dailey Hall of Chicago; mother of his children, Jane (Bill) Ren of Herrin; and his prides
and joy, grandchildren, Bentley James and Sophie. Earl
was preceded by his parents; infant son, Earl Charles Byrley; sisters, Starr Travis and Loretta Stroud; brother, James Dailey;
and nephew, Michael Davenport. He honorably
served our country in the Army Reserves. Earl
owned and operated Herrin Cab Company. He
enjoyed fishing, playing poker and socializing at Burger Nook with his friends. Earl also loved cheering on his beloved Cubbies
to victory. Earl had a kind and generous
spirit that will live on through his final act of organ donation. "Daddy, we love you".