Mrs. Dolores Scheppelman, 65, of 14 East Logan St., Harrisburg, died
at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997, in St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville,
She was born on Sept. 16, 1932, in Cave-in-Rock to the late Myrtle
She was secretary for Liberty-Ledford Water District and a member of
McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Garvin (Nancy) Cummins, Mrs. Mike
(Billye Prather) Stalcup, and Brenda Breitwieser, all of Eldorado; a sister,
Loree Rollman of Harrisburg; and five grandchildren, Laurie and Brent Cummins
and Shauma Prather, all of Harrisburg, and Bryce and Brett Phillips of
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg,
where friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Ron Reed will
officiate and burial will be in Adams Cemetery.
Dale D. Kleiner
Dale D. Kleiner, 80, of Shawneetown, died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1997 at
4:30 p.m. in Ferrell Hospital at Eldorado.
He was born on July 17, 1917 in New Haven to the late Mr. and Mrs.
He was a member of Shawneetown Baptist Church.
His wife, the former Ada M. Jones, preceded him in death on April 8,
Surviving are a son, Dale Kleiner of Shawneetown; one grandchild; and
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Vickery Funeral Chapel, where
friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Union
Ridge Cemetery in New Haven.
Mary Pauline Overton
Mrs. Mary Pauline Overton, 82, Citrus Heights, Mich., formerly of Eldorado,
died Nov. 13, 1997.
She is survived by her children, Kay Foster of Moorepark, Mich., Tom
Overton of Roseville, Lynda Bates of Meadow Vista, Gary Overton and Gloria
Fleeman, both of Citrus Heights, and Connie Noble of Sacramento; her brothers,
John Edwards of San Clemente, Bill Edwards of Indiana, Jim Burke of New
Jersey, Bud Burke of Michigan, Harry Burke of Florida, and Pete Burke of
South Dakota; and sisters, Leatrice Alexander of Tennessee, Ruby Nicholson
of Michigan; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Overton; and great-grandson,
Cody Bates-Ronell. She was the niece of the late Bennie Gibbs of Eldorado.
Visitation was held at Relchert's Funeral Chapel in Citrus Heights
on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. Services were held Monday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
at the mortuary Chapel with burial in Fair Oaks Cemetery.
Memorials were made to the ALS Society, Sacramento Chapter.
Bert Weston Greuel
Bert Weston Greuel, 69, of Oxnard, Calif., died Friday morning Dec.
5, 1997 while at work. He was owner of a Building Supply in North Hollywood,
On Dec. 1, 1956, he married the former Golda Alice Lewis, owner of
the White Lace Inn Bed and Breakfast in Harrisburg. She survives along
with a son, Weston and a daughter, Wendy, both of California; and a brother
in California; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Wayman (Sharon) Hefner of Harrisburg.
Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at Forest Hills Mortuary in Hollywood
Dorris D. Craig
Services for Dorris E. Craig, of Frankenmuth, Mich., will be held at
10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, 1997 at Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in
Carrier Mills, where friends may call after 8 a.m. Thursday until service
time. The Rev. Jack Stallings will officiate with burial in Bolton-Trammell
Cemetery at Stonefort.
Mr. Craig, husband of Edith Craig, formerly of Stonefort, died Saturday,
Dec. 6, 1997 in Bay City, Mich.
Ruth T. Pfister
Mrs. Ruth T. Pfister, 87, of Ridgway died at 9:10 a.m. Friday, Jan.
23, 1998, at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.
She was born in Ridgway on April 6, 1910 to the late William and Margaret
(Zirkelbach) Walton. On Feb. 27, 1933, she married the late Cletus Pfister.
A brother, Stephen Walton, also preceded her in death.
Mrs. Pfister was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ridgway
and was a member of the Altar Society.
She is survived by two sons and five daughters: Bill Pfister of Waverly;
David Pfister of Tulsa, Okla.; Barbara Lanham of Springfield, Janet Dickey
of Springfield, Mary Lou Blankenship of Valier, Elaine Wilson of Rushville
and Anita Wargel of Ridgway.
Mrs. Pfister is also survived by eight sisters: Louise Degrauwe of
Chicago; Geneva Mueller of St. Louis; Bernice Sisk of St. Louis; Marian
Poetz of St. Louis; Viola Gieson of Ironton, Mo.; Corene Birchler of Terre
Haute, Ind.; Irene Dolan of Enfield and Dorothy Papandrea of Santa Barbara,
Twenty-nine grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren also survive.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Cox and Son Funeral Home
in Ridgway. A prayer service is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Father Don Abell will officiate at funeral services at 10 a.m. Monday
at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ridgway.
Internment will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Ridgway.
Harold E. Carney
Mr. Harold E. Carney, 72, of New Haven died at 1:47 a.m. Friday, Jan.
23, 1998 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Mr. Carney was born in New Haven on Feb. 19, 1925 to the late William
J. and Reba (Acord) Carney. In 1951, he married Shirley Bates who survives.
He retired from the Kaiser Aluminum Co. in Hammond, Ind. He was a World
War II veteran and a member of the American Legion in Hammond.
He is survived by three daughters and their families: Cinda and Jim
Carter of St. Louis; Connie and Randy Newsome of Highland, Ind.; and Gloria
"West" Carney of Gary, Ind.
Mr. Carney is also survived by his brothers Carol Carney of East Alton
and Carl Carney of Hazelwood, Mo.; four grandchildren, Christine Cosper,
Timothy West, Leona West and Paula West; and one great-grandchild, Salena
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Vane and Wayne Carney and
one sister Rata Richardson.
Visition will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Cox and Son Funeral Home
in New Haven. The Rev. Bill Meyerholtz will officiate at the funeral set
for 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the Union Ridge Cemetery at New Haven.
Mr. James Simpkins, 58, of 901 N. Land St. in Harrisburg died at 7:20
a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Turner Manor Nursing Home in Harrisburg.
He was born in Spring Valley to Forrest and Thelma (Hunt) Simpkins
on Jan. 29, 1939. Mr. Simpkins never married.
He is survived by a brother Forrest Simpkins Jr. of Harrisburg.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Monday, at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg.
The Rev. Roger Lyons will officiate at the funeral service Monday 11 a.m.
Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Harrisburg.
Alice (McAleer) Perkins
Mrs. Mary Kennedy of Eldorado received word of the death of her sister,
Alice (McAleer) Perkins of Roseville, Mich. Mrs Perkins died at the home
of her daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and John Pierce on January 22, 1998
in Warren, Mich.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Perkins.
She is also survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bill Showers;
and a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Aline of Marietta, Ga.; six grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Beulah Irene Manning
Mrs. Beulah Irene Manning, 84, of Golconda, died at 9:15 a.m. Friday,
Jan. 23, 1998, in Hardin County General Hospital at Rosiclare.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Henson on Jan.12, 1966.
She later married James Manning, who also preceded her in death.
She was born on March 6, 1913, in Pope County to the late Ben and Della
Mrs. Manning retired as a hospital attendant from Elgin State Hospital.
She was of the Social Brethren faith.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Glenna Henson of Golconda;
10 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her two husbands, her parents, and three sons, James Russell Henson,
Robert Henson and Dick Henson.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Gospel Mission in Golconda.
The Rev. Roy Hughes and the Rev. Bill Green will officiate. Burial will
be in the Waltersburg Cemetery.
Visitation will be held after 6 p.m. Saturday at Aly Funeral Home in
Mrs. Helen Cummings, 86, of Golconda, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998 at
12:42 a.m. in Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cummings on May 26,
She was born on Jan. 22, 1912 in Carrier Mills, to the late Charles
and Helen Farmer Perry.
She was retired as a hospital secretary from the Anna State Mental
She was a member of the Golconda United Methodist Church and a charter
member of Pope County Historial Society.
Surviving are a son, Steve, and daughter-in-law, Linda Cummings, of
Golconda; a daughter, Martha Gill of Evansville, Ind.; six grandchildren;
10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Serivces will be held at 2 p.m Sunday at Aly Funeral Home in Golconda,
where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Larry Schultz
will officiate and burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Golconda.
Mary Benoit, 75, of Rosiclare, died at 9:35 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22,
1998 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
She attending the Social Brethren Church in Golconda.
She was preceded in death by a brother, "Scooter" Lanham, a half-brother,
J.C. Hobbs, and a half-sister, Helen Potts.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at Cox Funeral Home in Rosiclare,
where friends may call after 5 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Chuck DePriest will
officiate and burial will be in Adams Cemetery.
Charles M. 'Chum' Klucavich
Services for Charles M. "Chum" Klucavich, 79, of Eldorado, will be
held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998 at the Equality Christian Center.
The Rev. Allen Porter will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery
Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Vickery Funeral Home
Donations may be made to Visiting Nurse Association of Eldorado or
the American Cancer Society.
Timothy Patrick Douglas Drone, 11, of 3210 Cottonwood Road, Eldorado,
died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998 as a result of injuries received in an auto
accident near Eldorado.
He was born in Harrisburg on May 26, 1987 to Greg and Janie (Bond)
Timothy was a sixth grader at Eldorado Junior High School and a member
of St. Mary Catholic Church in Eldorado.
Surviving are his parents, Greg and Janie Drone of Eldorado; a sister,
Amanda Drone of Eldorado; grandparents, L. Pat and Darlene Drone and Doug
and Helen Bond, all of Ridgway; great-grandparents, Roberta Naas and Bernice
Drone, both of Ridgway and Geneva Drone of Eldorado; and many aunts, uncles,
cousins and other family members.
Services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church
in Ridgway. Fr. Don Abell will officiate and burial will be in St. Joseph
Cemetery at Ridgway.
Friends may call Monday at 4 to 8 p.m. at Cox & Son Funeral Home
in Ridgway, where prayer services will be at 7 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Timothy Drone Memorial
Fund and left at the funeral Home.
Marilyn R. Towle
Marilyn R. Towle, 62, of 2311 West Lawrence, Springfield, died in St.
John's Hospice in Springfield on Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998 at 5:30 p.m.
She was born in Eldorado on Aug. 23, 1935, to the late Cecil and Marguerite
Miss Towle was employed by the Illinois Secretary of State's Office
serving as Administrative Secretary to the late Secretary of State Paul
Powell; and Assistant Director of the Index Department for 14 years. She
retired in 1991 after 35 years of service. For the past five years she
was employed as legal secretary to Atty. Jon Ellis.
Surviving are a brother, John Towle of Houston, Texas; a sister, Mrs.
Jack (Rita) Sorenson of Des Plaines; a nephew, Jack Sorenson; and a niece,
Julie Sorenson, both of Des Plaines; three aunts, Hilda Brantley of Eldorado,
Grace Pankey and Dorothy Starkey, both of Harrisburg; and several cousins.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, 1998 at Watson
Funeral Home in Eldorado, where friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m Tuesday.
The Rev. Walter Baker will officiate and burial will be in Wolf Creek Cemetery
Genave 'Jane' Nation
Genave "Jane" Nation, 77 of 1101 Moore Apt., Eldorado, died Saturday,
Feb. 7, 1998 at 4:10 p.m. at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.
She was born on Aug. 30, 1920, in West Frankfort, to the late Gus and
Mae Garrett Nation.
She was a seamstress and a member of Eldorado Gospel Assembly Church.
Surviving are four sisters, Margaret Givens, Roberta Sutton and Nadine
Minor, all of Eldorado and Maxine Perry of Gilroy, Calif.; two brothers,
William Nation of Whitehouse, Tenn. and Kenneth Nation of Houston, Texas;
and nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Thurman Nation, and three sisters,
Emma Ruth Nation, Geneva Nation and Gussie Mae Nation.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Watson Funeral Home in
Eldorado. The Rev. Dewayne Jolly will officiate. Burial will be in Wolf
Creek Cemetery at Eldorado.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral
Vivian N. Palmer
Mrs. Vivian N. Palmer, 73, formerly of Herod and Harrisburg areas,
died at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998 in the Carrier Mills Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband Orval Palmer in 1977.
Mrs. Palmer born in Pope County on March 6, 1924, to the late Fred
and Ethel Williams Roberts.
She was retired from Brocks Candy Co. in Chicago and was a member of
the Honeycomb Church of God.
Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Lyndall W. and Christie Palmer;
and a grandson, Jonathan Palmer, all of Vandalia; four sisters, Wavel Waltz
of Harrisburg, Mrs. Henry (Leontine) Jones of Bonnie, Mrs. John (DeEtta)
Murphy of Pontiac, Mich. and Mrs. Lyndell (Yvonne) Futch of Carrier Mills.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by
two sisters, LaHoma Roberts and Lois Puckett Coleman and a brother, Alger
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Absher-Nicholson Funeral
Home in Carrier Mills, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
The Rev. Lowell Williams will officiate and burial will be in Palestine
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in her memory
to the Alzheimer's Association and may be left at the funeral home.
June E. Westaver
Mrs. June E. Westaver, 75, of St. Peters, Mo., died Saturday, Feb.
7, 1998 in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Peters, Mo. She was the widow of
Jack E. Westaver.
Her parents were the late Raymond Pola and Mary Louise Ferrell and
she was born on June 17, 1922, in Harrisburg.
Mrs. Westaver was member of Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church in
She retired as Administrative Assistant from Armco Steel after 20 years.
Surviving are a daughter, June W. Jones of St. Peters; a sister, Mrs.
Herman (Jeanne) Hertenstein of Kentucky; and two grandchildren, James E.
Jones Jr. of St. Peters and Mrs. John (Julie) Darter of Cottleville, Mo.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at The Baue Chapel of St.
Charles, 620 Jefferson St., St. Charles, Mo., where friends may call. Burial
will be in St. Charles Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association or Chapel of the
Cross Lutheran Church, St. Peters and may be sent to the Baue Funeral Home.
Mrs. Florence Coffee, 88, of 1420 South Washington, St., Harrisburg
died at 1:21 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, 1998 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
She was married to George E. Coffee on Aug. 22, 1936 and he preceded
her in death on April 5, 1989.
Mrs. Coffee was born on Oct. 10, 1909, in Harrisburg to the late William
and Florence Gary Thomas.
She was a member of Dorrisville Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Mable Reynolds of Cottage Hill and Edith
Warren of Centralia; a step-daughter, Flossie McGehee of Equality; two
step-sons, Charlie Coffee of Port St. Lucie, Fla. and Euel Stoles, of Dyer,
Ind.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces
She was preceded in death by two daughters, Oveda Parks, and Earlene
Parks; a son, Robert Parks, two brothers, Earl Thomas and Jim Thomas; and
a sister, Ruth Thomas.
Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg,
where friends called after 9 a.m. until service time. The Rev. Mark Haumschilt
officiated and burial was in Rhine Cemetery at Raleigh.
Will Lindsay McGregor
Will Lindsay McGregor, 77, of Clay, Ky., died at 8:10 p.m. on Thursday,
Feb. 5, 1998 at the Regional Medical Center in Madisonville, Ky.
He was a retired miner and a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps during
World War II. He was a member of the Jachin Lodge No. 739 F.&A.M. in
Clay, a 50-year Mason and a Kentucky Colonel.
Surviving are his wife, Jean McGregor; a daughter, Carol Vanover of
Clay; two sons, Roger of Brentwood, Tenn. and Gene Lynn of Harrisburg;
a sister, Helen "Sissy" Perkins of Madisonville, Ky.; six grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Vanover Funeral Home. The
Revs. Rick Oakley and Ron Austin officiated. Burial was in the Odd Fellows
Cemetery in Clay.
Visitation was held Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. and Sunday until service
time. Masonic rites were held at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's Hospice of Webster
Ray Forrester Jr.
Ray Forrester Jr., 46, former Eldorado resident, died Saturday, Feb.
7,1998 at the Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry.
Further family details and funeral arrangements will be announced later
from Colonial Terrace Funeral Home in Eldorado.
Mrs. Mary McClure, 83, of 18 West Baker St., died at her home at 4:30
a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998.
She was the widow of Ollie McClure, who preceded her in death on Jan.
She was born on Jan. 28, 1915, in Harrisburg to the late Logan and
Ella Minor Beal.
Surviving are two brothers, Jess Beal of Johnston City and Tom Beal
Four brothers, Willie, Ernie, Eddie and Arthur Beal and two sisters,
Naomi Meuller and Aline Mitchell, preceded her in death.
The body has been cremated. Memorial services will be announced later
from J.M. Weirauch Funeral Home in Harrisburg.
Johnny W. Palmer Jr.
Johnny W. Palmer Jr., 23, of 7415 Montana, Ave., Hammond, Ind., died
Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998 in St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, Ind., as
a result of a auto-train accident.
He was born on May 11, 1974, in Hammond, Ind., to John W. Sr. and Linda
He was a brick layer and a graduate of Morton High School and attended
Survivors include his parents, John and Linda Palmer of Hammond; grandparents,
Henry Ray and Lucinda Seifert of Gary Ind. and Donna Palmer of Herod; and
the following uncles and aunts, Dean and Debbie Palmer of Hebron, Ind.,
Stanley and Sarah Palmer, Ron and Beth Seifert and Don Seifert, all of
Crown Point, Ind., Tom and Wanda Kastoff of Highland, Ind., Henry Ray and
Sharon Seifert Jr. of DeMotte, Ind., Jim and Pattie Seifert and Bob and
Evelyn Ketechem, all of Oblong.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at J.M. Weirauch Funeral
Home in Harrisburg, where friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The Rev. Gary Hayes will officiate and burial will be in Colbert Cemetery.
R.T. Joiner, 72, a resident of Rosiclare Health Care Center, died there
at 7 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998.
He was never married.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Stella (Carman)
Joiner, a half-brother, Bruce Joiner, and a half-sister, Laverne Joiner.
Services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Cox Funeral Home in Rosiclare,
where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Arthur Austin
Jr. will officiate and burial will be in I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Elizabethtown.
Anna M. Hale
Anna M. Hale, 67, of Raleigh, died Sunday, Feb. 8, 1998 in Ferrell
Hospital at Eldorado.
Further family details and funeral arrangement are pending at Hosick
Funeral Home in Rosiclare.
George A. Logan
George A. Logan, 16, of Broughton, died at 12:10 a.m Monday, Feb. 9,
1998, in Hamilton Memorial Hospital emergency room in McLeansboro of injuries
received in an auto accident.
He was born on April 21, 1981 in Evansville, Ind., to George Logan
Jr. and Diane (Taylor) Foster.
He was a Junior at McLeansboro High School and a member of McLeansboro
High School Automotive Club.
Surviving are his father George Logan Jr. and wife, Donna of Broughton;
his mother, Diane Foster and husband, Mike of Harrisburg; her sister Alecia
Logan of Harrisburg, paternal grandparents, George Sr. and Norma Logan
of Broughton; maternal grandparents, Bud and Ludene Taylor of Enfield;
an uncle, Darrell Logan of Broughton; and three step-sisters, Angie, Lesley
and Carrie Foster.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, at Harre Funeral Home
in McLeansboro with the Rev. Randall Ragan officiating. Burial will be
in Hebron Cemetery near Walpole.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Harre Funeral Home.