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Deloris T. Murray

 

Deloris T. Murray, 96, of Carterville and formerly of Carbondale, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016, at Parkway Manor in Marion.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 25, 2016, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville with Pastor Bob Wynn officiating.  Burial will be in the American Legion Cemetery in Dongola.  Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter, 320 E. Walnut Street, Suite A, Carbondale, IL 62901. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Deloris was born July 11, 1920, in Golconda, to Ivy and Delia (Krotcher) Mowery.  She married Lester Otto Murray in 1941 in Carbondale.  He preceded her in death in May of 1976. She is survived by her daughters, Doris Sorensen of Ridgecrest, California and Pamela Pinkerton of Marion; sons and daughter-in-law, Lester "Gene" Murray of Bryan, Texas and Arthur "Art" and Rhonda Murray of Cambria; grandchildren, Bryan Murray, Aaron Murray, James David Carney, Julia Keith, and Josh Brotherton; great-grandchildren, Teagan and Axon Brotherton, Preslie Murray, Alyssia Pennington, Joshua Keith, Matthew Keith, Nathan and Travis Carney, and Trai Stanley; and great great-grandchildren, Jayden and Jayce Pennington. Deloris was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Barbara Ann Carney; sisters, Rozena Tally, Maxine Wilbur and Evelyn Holland; and brothers, Bill and Paul Mowery. She never shied away from work. Deloris had worked at the Good Luck Glove Factory in Carbondale, the Carterville Café and the Carterville Dairy Queen.  Deloris loved music, from old country to Elvis. She enjoyed going dancing and playing Bingo. She also had a talent for sewing and quilting. Most of all, Deloris loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.


 

 

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Shirley Phillips

 

Shirley Janet Phillips, 72, of Carterville, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at Christian Covenant Fellowship Church in Carterville, with the Rev. Ralph Brandon officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the church.  Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements. Shirley was born on August 29, 1944, in McClure, Illinois, to Harry Russell and Mabel Rebecca (Gray) Collins.  She married Gayle "Tom" Phillips on August 30, 1962, in Carbondale.  She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Tom Phillips of Carterville; sons and daughter-in-law, Thomas Allen Phillips of Madison, Alabama and Gregory and Donna Phillips of Mason, Ohio; grandchildren, Paige Phillips of Rockwall, Texas, Cody Phillips and Heather Phillips, both of Madison, Alabama, Airik and Megan Phillips of Chicago, Allison and Zachary Seelow of Bethany, Illinois, Timothy and Russell Phillips, both of Mason, Ohio; sister, Carolyn Hammonds of Pittsburg, Illinois; brothers and sister-in-laws, Floyd and Catherine Collins of Twenty-Nine Palms, California and John and Shirley Collins of Goreville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Wilma Collins, Terry Haub, Barbara Phillips, JoAnn and James Adams, and Billie Ruth and John Winstead. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Teresa Phillips; granddaughter, Kristi Phillips; sister, Gail King; brothers, Harry Dean and Hubert Collins; sister-in-law, Violet Smith; and brother-in-law, Doug Phillips.  Shirley was a member of Christian Covenant Fellowship Church in Carterville. She worked in the Receiving and Accounting Department at Sears in Carbondale for several years. Shirley had also worked at NBTY and Grandma Gails, both in Carbondale.  Shirley enjoyed collecting antiques and going to flea markets with her husband. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

 

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Winona Lee Glover

 

Winona Lee Glover, 78, of Carterville, passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016, at Herrin Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, November 21, 2016, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Michael Williams officiating. Burial will be in Willowrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Monday, 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. Winona was born on July 26, 1938, in Marion, to Richard and Marcelle (Reed) Rains. She married Joe Leonard Glover on April 7, 1956, in Carterville. He preceded her in death on July 20, 2016. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marcie and Kevin Carrier of Carterville; grandson, Devin and Mindy Carrier of Carterville; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Brooklyn Halliday; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Bain of Johnston City and Edith and Tony Emery of Carterville; sisters-in-law, Angie Rains and Lois Rains, both of Carterville; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of friends. Winona was preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband; brothers, Jay and Ronnie Rains; niece, Terri Rains; and nephew, Steve Emery. She retired in 1991, after 31 years of service as an operator and dispatcher for GTE. Winona was a member of the Crainville Baptist Church.  


 

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Janice Storme-Lingle

 

Janice Storme-Lingle, 72, of Hurst, passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her family, after a long and courageous battle. Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Brad Harlow officiating. Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Southern Region, 4503 W. DeYoung, Suite 200C, Marion, IL 62959.  Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Janice was born on March 3, 1944, in Herrin, to Kenneth "Kenny" Verdell and Wanda Jean (Brown) Storme. She married Denny Lingle on October 31, 2002, in Dongola, Illinois. She is survived by her loving husband, Denny Lingle of Hurst; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Meg Fisher of St. Louis; daughter, Jill Johnston of Waterloo; mother, Wanda Whitney of Carterville; the lights of her life, her grandchildren, Nicholas and Ellie Fisher, both of St. Louis; step-grandson, Brandon Lingle of Burbank, California; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kendra and Chris Homoya of Hurst and Gail and Trent Johnston of Carterville; several nieces and nephews; a host of friends; and her beloved dog, Stormey. Janice was preceded in death by her father, Kenny Storme; sister, Pamala Storme-Coleman; twin infant brothers, Michael and Milton Storme; step-father, Paul Whitney Jr.; and step-son, David Lingle. She was an administrative assistant at the Southern Illinois Educational Service Center in Marion for 16 years. Janice retired in 2004, from the Tri-County Special Ed in Murphysboro. She was a faithful and very active member of the First Baptist Church in Carterville. Janice was very involved in her community and belonged to various organizations including: serving as a volunteer with Hospice, member of the Eagles Ladies Auxiliary Post 2444, member of the Red Hawk Country Club, and a member of the Monday McDonald's Group. She enjoyed playing golf, cooking and cheering on her beloved Cubbies to victory. Most of all, Janice loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandkids. If one word could adequately define a person's life, the word for Janice would be Always. The reason this word is so fitting is that Janice was always smiling. Janice was always positive and cheerful. Janice's love for her children, family, and friends was always unconditional. Janice was always looking on the bright side and was always the life of every conversation and gathering with a funny antidote or story to tell. What made Janice so special was that she always maintained her wonderful and loving attitude during both good and bad times. This was especially true during her courageous battle with cancer. Janice will be remembered with love by her family and friends and live on in their hearts. Always.

 


 

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Rev. Harold Dean Cox

 

Rev. Harold Dean Cox, 90, of Carbondale, passed away Sunday, November 13, 2016, at Manor Court Nursing Home in Carbondale. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 17, 2016, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with Pastor Gerald Holmes officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park with military honors by the Murphysboro American Legion Post. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 16, 2016, at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home. Harold was born on August 24, 1926, in Makanda, Illinois, to Sherman and Rachel (Craig) Cox. He married Harriet Aline Collins in February 1943. She preceded him in death on July 29, 2005. He is survived by his loving children, Shirley and Jerry Smith of Carbondale, Ralph Cox of Carbondale, and Louie and Wanda Cox of Valley City, North Dakota; grandchildren, Kevin and Susan Cox of Makanda, Amy Cox of Cape Girardeau, Tina and Bill Zdankiewicz, Candice and Mike Cooper of Indianapolis, Spencer Cox of Cobden, Jared Cox of Carbondale, and Cliff Smith of Carbondale; great-grandchildren, Tanner, Tyler and Haile Cox, Bryan and Jacob Zdankiewicz, and Haley and Peyton Cooper; great great-grandchildren, Kaden and Silas Cox; and brother, Lawrence Cox of Makanda. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Gary Cox; grandson, Jason Cox; and brothers, Hubert, Curtis and Otis Cox. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a laborer with Louie Cecil Construction in Carbondale for 25 years.  Harold was a man of God. His calling led him to minister at Camp Creek Baptist Church for more than 25 years.  He loved God's word and being able to spread the Gospel to folks over 60 years of his ministry. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and tending to his garden.


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Ronald Lee Hastings

 

Ronald Lee Hastings, 64, of Carterville passed away on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Private services were held with interment in Willowrest Cemetery. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner Children's Hospital. Ronald was born on April 25, 1952, in Spring Valley, Illinois, to Charles Warren and Mary Lee (Glunz) Hastings. He married Marilyn J. Stocks on August 31, 1971, in Morganfield, Kentucky. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marilyn J. Hastings of Carterville; daughter, Heather Hastings and her significant other, Michael Knott of Blue Springs, Missouri; son, Jeremi Hastings and his wife, Shelly, of Carbondale; grandchildren, Kelsey (Jonathon) Beavers, Tristen Hastings, Hannah and Sophia Knott, Mackenzie Lindsey, Fallon and Hunter Hastings, and Gage, James, Noah, and Carolyn Skibinski; brothers, Wayne (Shelly) Hastings, Michael Hastings and Ricky (Jan) Hastings, all of Henry, Illinois; sister, Beverly (Bill) Stadel of Henry, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews. Ronald was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Dawn Marie Hastings. He was a social worker at St. Mary's in Centralia for many years. Ronald also provided private counseling to those in need. Ronald was a member of the Ainad Shriner Temple in St. Louis and the Masonic Lodge #130 in Salem where he served as Past Master Mason. He enjoyed fishing and researching genealogy.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert "Bob" Brown

Robert "Bob" Brown, 88, of Carterville, passed away on Monday, October 31, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family.  Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville.  Burial will be in Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy, with military services conducted by the Illinois Army National Guard.  Visitation will be held from noon to 2:00 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Of Southern Illinois or to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Bob was born on September 11, 1928, in Herrin, to Jess and Viola (Meadows) Brown.  He married Anna Kathyrn Hamby on June 12, 1948, in Piggott, Arkansas. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Anna Kathyrn Brown of Carterville; sons and daughter-in-law, Ron and Cindy Brown of Carterville and Charles "Bobby" Brown of Brunswick, Georgia; granddaughters and their spouses, Jessica and Jason Noeldner of St. Louis, Sarah and Jay Bright of Brunswick, Georgia, Danielle Brown of Nashville, Tennessee, Megan and Jean Stewart of Brunswick, Georgia, and Laura Brown of Brunswick, Georgia;  great -grandchildren, Parker, Maci, Colton, River, Henry, and Andrew; sister, Peggy Belt of Marion; niece, Sand and Paul Pagliai of Herrin; and nephew, Steven and Debbie Belt of Texas.  Bob was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Patty Ann Brown. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Army, serving overseas during the Korean War.  Bob was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carterville. He taught at Herrin High School for twenty-two years in Industrial Arts Department.  Bob also owned and operated Browns Woodworking Shop in Herrin for 47 years.  He loved finishing, refinishing and restoring antique furniture and building cabinets. Bob's greatest joy in life was his family and he will be truly missed.     

 

 

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Russell Waide

 

Russell Waide, 93, of Carterville, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at his home, surrounded by his family. Graveside services were held Saturday, October 29, 2016, at Green Grove Cemetery in Providence, Kentucky. Memorial contributions are the preferred form of remembrance and may be made to Celtic Hospice, 8341 Express Drive, Suite #C, Marion, IL 62959. He was born on January 17, 1923, in Providence, Kentucky, to the late Birdie and Sallie (Felker) Waide. Russell married Opal Lee Clevenger on April 24, 1943, in Providence. Russell is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Opal Waide of Carterville; children, Birdie (Minty) Waide, Roy (Jean) Waide, Johnny (Angie) Waide, Ricky (Karen) Waide, and Brenda Waide; 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; 20 great great-grandchildren; and sister, Rosa Lee Manning. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Curtis Waide; and sister, Kathleen Collins. Russell was a life-long mechanic and had worked up until his passing. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville assisted the family with local arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Marilouise Cook Shanahan

Marilouise Cook Shanahan, 79, of Carterville, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the First Apostolic Church of Carterville, with Rev. Jim Rutherford officiating. Burial will be in Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2016, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Apostolic Church, P.O. Box 34, Carterville, IL 62918. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.  Marilouise was born on July 15, 1937, in Arthur, Illinois, to the Rev. Harry Otis "H.O." and Beulah (Robinson) Cook.  She married Robert "Bob" Shanahan on May 19, 1979, in Carterville.  He preceded her in death on May 6, 2009.  She is survived by her sister, Frances Cook of Carterville; brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Ferrell Cook of Marion; daughter, Mary Jo Nadeau of Crystal Lake, Illinois; son and daughter-in-law, Bob Shanahan Jr. and Ginger of Pompano Beach, Florida; grandchildren and several great grandchildren; nieces, Marilyn Cook of Carterville and Laura Harris and her husband, Pat, of Greenville, Illinois; many great and great-great nieces and nephews; and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters and brother-in-law, Helen Cook, Betty Jean and Chester Collett, and Rev. Dorothy Cook; brother and sister-in-law, William "Bill" and Mary Ruth Cook; and nephews, William Cook Jr., Brad Cook, and Kelly Killman.  Marilouise worked at Good Luck Glove Factory in Carbondale for over 20 years. When the company was bought out she relocated and worked at Illinois Glove in Chicago for 8 years.  Following her time at Illinois Glove, Marilouise went to work alongside her husband, Bob, at Skokie Paper Point for 25 years until they both retired in 2005.    The Cook Family has pastored at the Apostolic Church in Carterville for a total of 73 years. Marilouise, a musical talent, sang and played numerous instruments including the piano, organ, vibraharp, and accordion along with her sisters and brothers. The family would like to express their thanks to all the caregivers who have been of tremendous help, Susie Taylor, Theresa Sloan, Susan Grimes, Richard Lewis, Tina Bulligner, and all of the Hospice nurses and staff for their excellent care and support. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rev. Dorothy Cook

Rev. Dorothy Marie Cook, 90, of Carterville, changed her earthly address to a heavenly one on Tuesday, October 25, 2016, when she went to be with her Lord and Savior. She was surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 29, 2016, at the First Apostolic Church of Carterville, with Rev. Jim Rutherford officiating. Burial will be in Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2016, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Apostolic Church, P.O. Box 34, Carterville, IL 62918. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Dorothy was born on January 21, 1926, in Murphysboro, to the Rev. Harry Otis "H. O." and Beulah (Robinson) Cook.  She is survived by her sister, Frances Cook of Carterville; brother and sister-in-law, Dean and Ferrell Cook of Marion; nieces, Marilyn Cook of Carterville and Laura Harris and her husband, Pat, of Greenville, Illinois; many great and great-great nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen Cook, Betty Jean and Chester Collett, and Marilouise and Robert Shanahan; brother and sister-in-law, William and Mary Ruth Cook Sr.; and nephews, William Cook Jr., Brad Cook, and Kelly Killman.  Dorothy worked at the Good Luck Glove Factory in Carbondale for 25 years. When the company was bought out she stayed on, traveling between Metropolis, Vienna, Rosiclare, and Elizabeth Town for 15 years. Following her time at Good Luck Glove Factory, Dorothy then worked for Reynolds Market in Carterville for 19 years. After the loss of her father, Rev. H.O. Cook, Dorothy stepped into the role of minister at First Apostolic Church in Carterville. She has served that church from 1971 until her retirement in 2014. The Cook Family has pastored First Apostolic Church a total of 73 years. Dorothy has served our communities and numerous others in countless ways over the years, but especially by visiting those in nursing homes, hospitals and shut-ins. Whether she was out spreading the Gospel, bringing good cheer to those with a visit or entertaining others with her many musical talents, Dorothy brought many blessings to those in this community. The family would like to express their thanks to all the caregivers who have been of tremendous help, Susie Taylor, Theresa Sloan, Susan Grimes, Richard Lewis, Tina Bulligner, and all of the Hospice nurses and staff for their excellent care and support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Phillip Provence

 

Phillip Denton Provence, 86, of rural Carbondale, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at his home. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2016, at Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville, with Pastor Michael Williams officiating. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Department at the VA Nursing Home, 2401 W. Main Street, Marion, IL 62959.  Phillip was born on August 22, 1930, in Marion, to George and Agnes (Craig) Provence. He married Ruth Knotts on March 13, 1975, in Decatur. She preceded him in death on May 7, 1999. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Twila Provence of Cambria; grandchildren, Ian Provence and Chandra Singer; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Nolen Singer; and neighbor, who was also his caregiver, Jeff Kennerly. Phillip was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth Knotts; son, Barry Provence; and brothers, Kenny, William and John Provence. He honorably served our country in the U.S. Air Force as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean War overseas in Japan.  Phillip retired after 25 years of service as an Electrician for Norfolk Western Railroad. He was a member of the Eagles in Carbondale. Phillip loved to "winter" in Texas and go square dancing.


 

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Reba Imergean

 

Reba Imergean Spinks, 78, of Herrin, passed away on Monday, October 24, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 28, 2016, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville, with the Rev. Mel Gregge officiating.  Burial will be in North Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville.  Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorial contribution can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, 204 Halfway Road, Marion, IL 62959.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Reba was born on November 14, 1937, in West Blocton, Alabama, to Eugene and Reba (Woodham) Russell. She married Carl Richard Spinks on December 20, 1957, in Carterville. He survives. She is survived by her children, Richard Spinks Sr. of Carterville, Randall Spinks of Herrin, and Russell (Tammy) Spinks of Herrin; grandchildren, Ricky Spinks Jr., Kayeleigh Hawley, Nathan Cody Spinks, Seth and Salena Bowlin, Britney Spinks, and Crystal (John) Flora; great-grandchildren, Eddie Hawley, Jaden Spinks, Emmalyn Hawley, Harper Epperley, Oakley Bowlin, Cheyann and Cally Flora; brothers, Virgil (Virginia) Russell, Dave (Camilla) Russell; sisters-in-law, Shirley Summers, Janie Spinks; nieces and nephews, Suzzette (Thomas) Coffey, Renee (David) Mifflin, Troy Waldron, Heather Russell, Josh Mifflin, Kristen (Elmo) Eldridge, Sally (Kevin) Caldwell, Sarah Russell, Mary Jarrel; and many friends. In addition to her parents, Reba was preceded in death by her brothers, Horace "Bud", David "Dago", James, and Cebran Russell, and Edward Scurlock; sisters, Helen Waldron and Dorothy Taylor; and sister-in-law, Jerry Russell. Reba was employed by Norge for over 25 years before retiring. She enjoyed watching wrestling and cheering on her beloved Cubbies and Bears to victory with her boys. Reba cherished spending time with her family, especially at her family reunions.


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Shirley Mae Watson

Shirley Mae Watson, 80, of Carterville, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at her home, surrounded by her family. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville. Private graveside services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Carterville High School Library, 306 Virginia Avenue, Carterville, IL 62918.  Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Shirley was born on February 21, 1936, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to James William and Emma Alice (Johnson) Rowland.  She married Ronald "Pickle" Eugene Watson, of Carterville, in 1959 in Corinth, Mississippi.  He survives.  She is survived by her son, Steven Shawn Watson and his wife, Anita (Wente) of Bloomington, IN; daughter, Ginger Shaye Watson and her husband, Yiannis Papelis of Norfolk, VA; son, Garrett Shane Watson and his wife, Rebecca (Badgerow) of Columbia, IL; and son, Shannon Scott Watson and his wife, Katherine (Bell) of Paducah, KY.  She leaves many loving memories to her grandchildren, Amber Shaye (Watson) Capone and her husband, Marcus of South Lake, TX, Aaron Christopher Watson of Broomfield, CO, Adam Christen Watson of Oceanside, CA, Zoe Shaye Papelis and Sophia Nicole Papelis, both of Norfolk, VA, Joseph William Geeseman and his wife, Tonya of Corpus Christi, TX, Jacob Richard Geeseman of St. Louis, MO, Lucas "Luke" Cole Watson and Hannah Grace Watson, both of Columbia, IL, and Emma Lucil Watson, Andrew "Drew" Scott Watson, and Max David Watson, all of Paducah, KY; great-grandchildren, Caden Alexander and Maggie Shaye Capone, both of South Lake, TX, and Gavin Jacob Geeseman of St. Louis, MO.  She is also survived by her dear sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Don Evans of Carterville, Starlette and John Rowatt of Cambria, and Alice and Lowell Hoover of Carterville, brother and sister-in-law, James and Georgia Rowland of Cambria; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Walter and Ronald Rowland, and Robert "Bobby" Morrison; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Floyd and Betty Watson; and her sister-in-law, Sue Ann (Watson) Roaden. Shirley loved to learn and loved to teach.  She was the grateful recipient of a teaching scholarship to Southern Illinois University which she completed in 1958.  After obtaining her bachelor's degree in secondary education from Southern Illinois University, she taught History and English for four years at Carterville Community High School.  As was traditional for many women at that time, she then stayed home to take care of her children, returning to the position of librarian and media specialist at Carterville Community High School from 1972-2002.  She was the faculty advisor for the Library and Media Club and Student Council for most of those years.  Shirley was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carterville, where she served on many committees over the years. She loved her children and grandchildren, and was a kind caregiver for many homeless animals over the years. The family wishes to thank the many caregivers who so diligently cared for her over her final few years, especially Connie Cox, Linda Haden, Brooke Cox, and Teresa Lain.  

 

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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.


 

 

 

 

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Lila Jarvis

 

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.

 


 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

                                                                     

                                                                                                                                 

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Bill Elders

 

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.

 

 

 

 

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Glenda Lawrence

 

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.

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Juanita Combs

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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".


 

 

 

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The Southern Obituaries

2016 ARCHIVES
January
01/01 - Ronald "Bear" Lee
01/03 - Richard A. Lyon 
01/10 - Hilda Frances Dover-Gibson 
01/17 - Crandle Groves
01/28 - Mark Warren Skaggs 
01/29 - Bill Venable 

July

07/02 - Teresa M. Smith
07/03 - Karren E. McFarland 
07/09 - Charles Dunning
07/09 - Barney Fozzard 
07/16 - Evelyn Sue Spiller 
07/20 - Leonard Glover 

February

02/01 - Lawrence Wortham

02/02 - Donna Ruth Meier 

02/05 - Jessie Perry 

02/06 - Jerry Siebert

02/07 - Raymond F. Wehrs 

02/09 - Carmen Elders

02/13 - Russell Gann 

02/16 - Lana K. Smith 

02/14 - Bruce Groll

02/17 - Julia James 

02/24 - Donald Ogden

02/25 - Roberta "Bobbie" Waggoner

02/26 - Bertha Thompson 

 

 

 

August

08/05 - Susan Morgan 
08/11 - Rosalita "Squeeky" Spiller
08/26 - Jake Pansing 
08/28 - Scott Skelton
08/30 - Sam Rich 
 
 

March

03/05 - Linda K. Runge 

03/05 - Samuel "Sam" Couch 

03/10 - Delorse Ann Leeper 

September

09/19 - Earl C. Bryley
09/28 - Juanita Combs 

April

04/01 - Maxine Collins 

04/04 - George D. Hensley 

04/05 - Lillian Hock Jackson

04/17 - Alberta Hicks

04/23 - Tonya Rhae Taylor 

04/27 - Lonnie O. Marks 

04/28 - Cleotis "Margie" Malony 

 

October

10/04 - Bill Elders 

10/05 - Glenda Lawrence

10/05 - Patricia J. Russell 

10/09 - Carolyn Sue Bullar

10/15 - Lila Jarvis

10/15 - Jean Edna Keehler 

10/23 - Shirley Mae Watson

10/23 - Phillip Provence 

10/24 - Reba I. Spinks 

10/25 - Rev. Dorothy Cook

10/26 - Marilouise Cook Shanahan 

10/27 - Russell Waide 

10/31 - Robert "Bob" Brown 

 

May

05/09 - Robert S. Sewell
05/14 - Vera E. Gentry 
05/19 - Bill Hogg 
05/21 - James B. Childress
05/26 - Al Horaz 
05/27 - Debra Smith 
05/29 - Fred Duncan
05/31 - Mike Kovach 
 
 

November

11/01 - Ronald Lee Hastings 
11/13 - Rev. Harold Dean Cox
11/13 - Janice Storme-Lingle
11/17 - Shirley Phillips 
11/18 - Winona Lee Glover
11/18 - Deloris T. Murray 

June

06/02 - Ann Reed

06/05 - Richard Dale Wallace

06/06 - Kevin P. Brasel

06/06 - Pastor Eugene Sanders 

06/06 - Timothy Coogan 

06/07 - Clementine A. Snider

06/07 - John Robert Watson 

06/10 - Vernalee Allsup 

06/10 - Dorothy Carter

06/12 - Mike Vanhorn 

06/23 - LaRue Shelton-Brown 

December