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Joan Fritch
Joan Fritch, 63, of the Glendale community of Simpson, died 10:35 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2000 at Harrisburg Medical Center. She was born Feb. 3, 1937, to Melvin and Murial (Manderschide) Ryan.
She married Dale Fritch April 6, 1963. He survives.
She was a homemaker, and attended three years of college following high school. She was a member of Glendale United Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Douglas Fritch and wife, Diane of Centralia and Ryan Fritch and wife, Misty of Rosebud; a daughter Yvonne and husband, Don Straeter of Carlyle; one brother, John Ryan of Dubuque, Iowa; one sister, Marce Welsh of Dubuque, Iowa; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were 11 a.m. today, Monday June 19, 2000, at Glendale United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mike Abel officiating. Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 18 at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville and 9:30 to 11 a.m. today at Glendale United Methodist Church. Burial was in Glendale Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Glendale United Methodist Church or Glendale Cemetery.


Charles F. Weaver
Charles F. Weaver, 71, of Wayne City, died 1:27 a.m. Sunday, June 18, 2000 at his residence. He was born Aug. 20, 1928.
He was a retired machinist who worked many years at Western Electric in Chicago. He was a Baptist by faith and a veteran of the Korean conflict.
He married the former Christine Lemmons Dec. 23, 1960, in Aurora. She survives.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Vivian Houk and companion Bill Benefiled of Chester, Nancy Weaver of Harrisburg and Janet Chmelik and husband, James Lawrence of Christiansburg, Va.; three sons, Steven Weaver and wife, Lisa of Bolingbrook, Robin Weaver and wife, Carolyn of Wayne City and Keith Weaver and friend, Malinda Caquelin of Wayne City; 22 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Thelma.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2000, at Archie L. Sanders Memorial Chapel in Thomason Cemetery under the direction of York Funeral Home of Wayne City with the Rev. Chuck Smith officiating.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today at York Funeral Home in Wayne City.


Gerald W. Minder
Gerald W. Minder, 52, of McLeansboro, died 11:59 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2000 at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion.
He was born Feb. 11, 1948, in Collinsville to William and Chilish (Wilson) Minder. He was raised by John and Marjorie Wilson.
He married Nancy McDuffy. He later married Virginia Lane Holland on Dec. 16, 1978. She survives.
Mr. Minder worked for Farrar Oil Company as a driller. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and a member of the McLeansboro American Legion Post No. 106. He attended Hopewell Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Holland) Minder of McLeansboro; his foster mother, Marjorie Wilson of McLeansboro; his birth mother, Chilish Minder; one son, John W. Minder and wife, Talasha of Pensacola, Fla.; one stepson, Eugene "Jamie" Holland and wife, Chris of McLeansboro; one daughter, Tammy and husband, Greg Provost of Pensacola, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Jacqueline and husband, Scott Johnson of McLeansboro; three brothers, William "Bill" Minder of Granite City, Kenneth Minder of Norris City, John Minder of Enfield; four sisters, Linda Graham of Carmi, Mary Alice Tom of Carmi, Debbie Allen of Enfield, Maggie Harmon of Lexington, Ky.; three foster brothers, Lenny Wilson of McLeansboro, Jimmy Wilson of McLeansboro, Sherman Wilson of Livingston, Texas; one foster sister, Becky Elliston of Olney; and ten grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his birth father, William Minder; his foster father, John Wilson; and one sister.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, with the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial is in Hickory Hill Cemetery, near Broughton, with graveside military rites by American Legion Post No. 106.

Arnold Blake
Arnold Blake, 87, of 6544 U.S. 45 South, Carrier Mills, died 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg.
He was born Oct. 28, 1912, in Dugger, Ind., to the late Guy and Grace (Gray) Blake.
He married the former Elizabeth Meeks Sept. 30, 1931. She survives.
He retired after 47 years as a prospect driller for Peabody Coal Company.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Delice Felty and husband, Ernest L. of Shawneetown, Arrawhanna Yates and husband, Jeff of O'Fallon and Delola M. Maciel of Redmon, Wash.; a son, Darwin Blake and wife, Ann of Summit; eight grandchildren, Terry B. Felty of Carrier Mills, Tracy L. Felty of Carrier Mills, Sherry Williams of Lockport, Elizabeth A. Yates of O'Fallon, David Maciel and Theresa Conrath, both of Colorado, Danny Maciel of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Tony Maciel of Redmon, Wash.; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Blake.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery in Carrier Mills.


Velma (Buechel) Lyon
Velma (Buechel) Lyon, 81, of St. Louis died 1 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at Truman Care Center in St. Louis.
She was born Sept. 11, 1918, in Fair Grove, Mo., to the late Troy and Nora (Bridges) Alexander.
She married Charles J. Buechel, who preceded her in death, then married Chalmer Lyon, who also preceded her in death. She was a retired licensed practical nurse.
She is survived by four sons, Charles "Chuck" Buechel and Frank Buechel, both of Arnold, Mo., William "Bill" Buechel of Troy, Mo., and Patrick Buechel of Manchester, Mo.; a daughter, Dorothy Ainsworth of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a sister, Bethal Steward of Springfield, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her brothers and one sister.
Graveside services will precede burial at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at Durham Cemetery near Galatia under the direction of Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Visitation will be 11 a.m. Tuesday until the service time at Gholson Funeral Home.


Sylvia E. Tenney
Sylvia E. Tenney, 91, of Wayne City, died 12:45 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, 2000, at Way-Fair Restorium in Fairfield.
She was born Feb. 12, 1909, in Wayne County to the late Oscar and Emma Bell (Koger) Buchanan.
She married Frank "Toad" Tenney and he preceded her in death in 1984.
She was a housewife, a 50 year member of Wayne City Eastern Star and a member of the First Christian Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Martha Ann Tenney of Wayne City and a sister, Alma Trotter, of Dahlgren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2000, at Richardson Funeral Home in Wayne City. The Rev. Chuck Smith will officiate. Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City.

Kenneth W. Swearingen
Kenneth W. Swearingen, 79, of Washington., died at 9:37 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2000, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born July 10, 1921, in Heyworth to Otho and Rachel (Nelson) Swearingen. He married Betty Jane White and she preceded him in death. He later married Kathryn F. Lane on July 29, 1949. She died April 20, 2000, in Peoria.
He was a World War II and Korean Conflict Navy veteran.
Surviving are two sons, Bradley W. Swearingen and wife, Reta, and James E. Swearingen, all of Washington; two daughters, Brenda K. Pruett and husband, Wayne and Janet L. Fruit and husband, Paul of Sandwich; two sisters, Wava Hayes and husband Lloyd and Wanda Weinrich both of Bloomington; one brother, Gerald Swearingen and wife, Shirley of Glenview; several nieces and nephews; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
He worked as a general foreman for Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 30 years, retiring in October 1977.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, September 30, 2000, at Deiters Funeral Home in Washington. The Rev. William Rhoades will officiate. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, also at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to the National World War II Memorial Fund in care of Deiters Funeral Home.


Annadell Cox
Annadell Cox, 85, of Saline Care Center, Harrisburg, formerly of 215 S. McKinley St., Harrisburg, died 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at Saline Care Center.
She was born July 10, 1915, in Saline County to the late Charles and Alta (Vaughn) Reynolds. She married Edward Cox in1937 and he preceded her in death April 15, 1966.
She was a homemaker and a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.
She is survived by three sons, Donnie Ray Cox and wife, Cloe of Walterboro, S.C., Glen Cox and wife, Doris of Portage, Ind. and Edward Dale Cox and wife, Judy of Schereville, Ind.; a daughter, Darlene Newberry and husband Hank of Portage, Ind.; two sisters Syble Digman of Evansville, Ind., and Helen E. Hankins of Harrisburg; 16 grandchildren; and11 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.
The graveside service is 2 p.m. Sunday Oct.1, 2000, at Ledford Cemetery in Harrisburg with the Rev. Ron Reed officiating.
Visitation is noon to 1:45 p.m. Sunday Oct. 1. at Reed Funeral Chapel. Burial is at Ledford Cemetery in Harrisburg.


Mary Sheila (Kennedy) Daniel
Mary Sheila (Kennedy) Daniel, 58, of Rosiclare, died 3:35 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at her residence, after a long illness. She was born June 25, 1942, in St. Louis, Mo. to William Norton and Maude Honore (O'Brien) Kennedy.
Sheila was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Rosiclare. She co-owned the NAPA Auto Parts store in Rosiclare with her husband. He greatest joys in life were her family and her faith in God. She attended Mass faithfully, as long as she was able.
She is survived by her husband, Steve C. Daniel of Rosiclare; one daughter, Reima and husband, Heath Robertson of Rosiclare; three grandchildren, Erin Armstrong, Cody Armstrong, Heather Robertson of Rosiclare; two brothers, Paul E. Kennedy of Texas City, Texas and James Brian Kennedy of St. Louis; four nephews, Brian D. Kennedy of Missouri, Mike T. Kennedy of Ohio, Mark T. Kennedy of Texas, and David S. Kennedy of Utah; and one niece, Melissa (Kennedy) Band of Utah.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Maude Kennedy; and one brother, William N. Kennedy Jr. of Ogden, Utah.
A prayer service will precede burial 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the Cox Funeral Home in Rosiclare, with the Rev. Joseph Trapp officiating. Graveside services will follow at Mapleview Cemetery in Marion, Ky.
In lieu of flowers, Shiela previously requested that contributions be made to the local chapter of the American Cancer Association.


Linda J. (Brown) Leady
Linda J. (Brown) Leady, 60, of Edwardsville, died 4:02 a.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2000, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 14, 1939, in Eldorado, the daughter of Virginia Choisser Brown, who survives in Edwardsville, and the late Hugh Brown.
Mrs. Leady was employed as a secretary for Edwardsville School District No. 7 for 20 years, retiring in 1997. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ in Edwardsville.
She is survived by two sons, Chris Leady and wife, Amy of Highland, Jon Leady and wife, Tonica of Edwardsville; one daughter, Beth Linder of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, James Brown of Collinsville; and seven grandchildren, Brooke and Julia Linder of Orlando, Fla., Zayna and Tristan Leady of Highland, Samantha, Erica, and Morgan Leady of Edwardsville.
Funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at Pletcher Funeral Home, 627 St. Louis St., Edwardsville, with the Rev. Carlos Bryant, pastor of the Church of Jesus Christ in Edwardsville, officiating. Visitation is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial is 2 p.m. Monday at Wolf Creek Cemetery in Eldorado.
Memorials may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 4911 Barnes-Jewish Plaza, St. Louis, Mo. 63310.


James R. Gleyre
James R. Gleyre, 66, of Pontiac, Mich. and formerly of Carrier Mills, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac.
He was born Jan. 22, 1934, in Carrier Mills, to Louie and Minnie (Bundren) Gleyre.
He married the former Patricia Rice Sept. 18, 1953. She survives.
He worked for Detroit Broach in Rochester Hills, Mich. for 27 years and later retired from P.T.I. in Madison Heights, Mich. after 12 years of service.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Rick Gleyre and wife Cheri of Davisburg, Mich.; a daughter, Tina and husband Brian Miller of Waterford, Mich.; a sister, Mary Sweat of Clarkston, Mich.; a mother-in-law, Violet Rice; a brother-in-law, Loy Rice and wife Eileen Rice of Oak Forest; and four grandchildren, Tony and Steve Miller and Rob and Danielle Gleyre.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dickie Gleyre.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2 at Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills with the Rev. Ed Balestrieri officiating. Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Salem Cemetery in Carrier Mills.
The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Cranbrook Hospice or St. Josephy Mercy Hospital Cancer Center. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


Mona R. Moor
Mona R. Moor, 69, of Albion, formerly of Hardin County, died 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.
Mrs. Moore was a retired U.S. Forest Service timber assistant and a board member of the Southern Illinois Art Association.
She is survived by three daughters, Kim and husband, Ivan Gaston of Albion, Patricia and husband, Butch Beaver of Golconda, Shawn and husband, Jimmy Vaughn of Herrin; one sister, Gayle Klincke of Hattiesburg, Miss.; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Marvin and Lola (Burklow) Rendleman; and one brother, Maurice Rendleman.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Hosick Funeral Chapel in Rosiclare, with the Rev. Larry Music officiating.
Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday Sept. 28, at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at Hosick Funeral Chapel in Rosiclare. Burial is in Cave Hill Cemetery in Cave-in-Rock.


Robert Raymond Lambert Jr.
Robert Raymond Lambert Jr., 69, of Portage, Ind., died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso, Ind.
Graveside services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Jackson Cemetery in Galatia. Funeral services were 10 a.m. today, Sept. 29, at the Portage First Church of the Nazarene, 3134 Swanson Road, Portage, Ind., with the Rev. Duane Schmidt and the Rev. Bob Burton officiating. Visitation was from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Ave., Portage, Ind.
Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia is in charge of local arrangements.


Mona R. Moore
Mona R. Moore, 69, of Albion, formerly of Hardin County, died 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2000, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Ind.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Hosick Funeral Chapel in Rosiclare, with the Rev. Larry Music officiating.
Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 29, at Hosick Funeral Chapel in Rosiclare and was from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion. Burial is in Cave Hill Cemetery in Cave-in-Rock.


Donald Fleming
Donald Fleming, 83, of Casa Grande, Ariz., formerly of Grantsburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2000, at the Chandler Regional Hospital in Chandler, Ariz.
Graveside services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Gilead Cemetery in Simpson, with the Rev. Noland Smith officiating.
Graveside Masonic rites are by Ganntown Masonic Lodge. There is no visitation, and those attending should go directly to the cemetery.
Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Marie Baker
Helen Marie Baker, 79, of 423 S. Ledford St., Harrisburg, died 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at her residence.
She was born March 7, 1921, in the Walnut Grove Community of Saline County to John and Cora (Stone) Mann. She married J. B. Baker Nov. 2, 1940. He survives.
Visitation is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Reed Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ron Simpson officiating. Burial is at Lindale Cemetery in Eldorado.
Mrs. Baker was a homemaker and member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son Ronald J. and wife Glenda Baker of Ridgway; a brother Huland Mann of Pontiac, Mich.; a sister Gladys Chapdelaine of Pontiac, Mich.; a grandson Kevin and wife Andrea Baker of Mt. Vernon; and a great-grandchild Morgan Baker of Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Baker was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Johnny Mann, and a sister Myrtle Hunt.


Reba Hughes
Reba Hughes, 96, of Galatia died 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at the home of her nephew, Keith Deal in Galatia.
She was born May 21, 1904, in Raleigh, to George and Katie (Haynes) Thornberry. She married Lawrence "Hoss" Hughes on December 24, 1924.
He preceded her in death April 12, 1980.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. until service time Friday, Oct. 6, at Sloan Funeral Home of Galatia. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Sloan Funeral Home of Galatia, with the Rev. Denny Steed officiating. Burial is in Raleigh Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Hughes attended the First Baptist Church of Galatia.
She is survived by two sisters Georgia Raybourn of Raleigh; and Ruth Deal of Galatia; a nephew, Keith Deal and wife, Betty of Galatia; a niece, Marilyn Lane of Harrisburg; as well as several great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, one sister, and a nephew-in-law Dan Lane.


Ruth Marie Baird
Ruth Marie Baird, 52, of Orlando, Fla., and formerly of this area, died 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
She was born Sept. 8, 1948, in Eldorado to Gerald and Mary (Taylor) Bradley. She married Larry Baird Oct. 9, 1972. He survives.
Visitation is 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado. Services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, 2000, at Watson Funeral Home. Burial is at Wolf Creek Cemetery in Eldorado. The Rev. Curt Yarbrough is officiating.
Mrs. Baird was a homemaker.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother, her mother-in-law Loretta Baird; a sister Debbie Allen; two sons, Devon and Justin of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Amber and Ashley of Orlando, Fla.; and a granddaughter Marissa of Orlando, Fla. Her father preceded her in death.
The family suggests donations may be made to the Southeastern Illinois College Foundation Memorial Fund for R.M. Baird.


Earl W. 'Gar' Morse
Earl W. "Gar" Morse, 85, of 190 Old Cain Road, Harrisburg, died 11:35 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, 2000, at Carrier Mills Nursing Home.
He was born June 24, 1915, in Harrisburg, to Richard and Talitha (Meler) Morse. He married Lucy Ford on Sept. 15, 1945. She survives.
Mr. Morse will be cremated and a memorial service with military honors will be 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2000 at Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg. The Rev. Herb Goeltzer will officiate.
Mr. Morse was Presbyterian by faith. He was employed as a meter tester at REA, Southeastern Illinois Electrical Co-op. He served in the Navy submarine base in western Australia during WWII. He was a lifetime member and past commander of the Harrisburg American Legion and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Greg Morse of Carrier Mills; two daughters, Sandy and husband, Randy Cushist of Harrisburg, Karen Morse of Harrisburg; two granddaughters, Tara Cushist of Harrisburg, and Tracy Morse of Harrisburg; and a great-grandson, Brett Lee Morse of Harrisburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and one brother. The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation and may be left at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg.

Robert Haynes
Robert Haynes, 78, of 2315 Highway 142 South, Eldorado, died 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at his daughter's home in Equality.
He was born Sept. 14, 1922, in Terre Haute, Ind., to the late Otis and Mary (Balding) Haynes. He married Evelyn Maxine Hooker on December 17, 1945. She preceded him in death Jan. 12, 1995.
Visitation is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Vickery Funeral Chapel in Equality. Service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Vickery Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Gary Hays will officiate. Burial is in Elmwood Cemetery in Equality. Military services will be provided by McLain-Glover American Legion Post No. 595 of Equality.
Mr. Haynes was a retired coal miner for Peobody Mines. He was an Army veteran of WWII.
He is survived by two sons Billy (Carolyn) Haynes of Sparta, Jeff Haynes of Equality; four daughters Patty (Larry) Bingham of Baldwin, Peggy (Richard) Bayer of Equality, Sandy (Bill) Harrelson of Equality, Robin (Steve) Waddle of Equality; a brother Dick Haynes of California; a sister Barbara Catterson of Terre Haute, Ind.; 12 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters and six brothers.


Johnie Sivok, Sr.
Johnie Sivok, Sr., 64, of 205 Hilltop Rd., Harrisburg, died 4:10 a.m. Nov. 13, 2000, at his residence.
He was born January 28, 1936, in Harco to the late Andy and Teresa (Arto) Sivok. He married Mary Ruth Carter on April 27, 1961. She survives.
Visitation is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Gaskins Funeral Home, P.C.; of Harrisburg. Service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Gaskins Funeral Home, P.C. The Rev. Russell Helton will officiate. Burial is at Big Ridge Cemetery in Harrisburg.
Mr. Sivok was a coal miner. He was a Navy veteran of Korea, a member of Ledford Baptist Church, and a member of Eldorado Masonic Lodge.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons Johnie (Marlene) Sivok, Jr. of Harrisburg, David Jewell Sivok of Harrisburg, Dennis Lane Sivok of Harrisburg; a grandson David Austin Sivok of Broughton; a granddaughter Lisa Ann Marie Sivok of Broughton; a brother Billy Sivok of Harrisburg; a sister Rosalie Farmer of Harrisburg; and a sister Elizabeth Peas of Harrisburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Susan Whitehead, and a brother Andy Sivok.


Ronald Lee Bear
Ronald Lee Bear, 57, of 500 W. Sloan St., Harrisburg, died 6:20 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Harrisburg Medical Center. He was born Sept. 18, 1943, in Havre deGrace, Md., to Leland Paul and Ada Marie (Page) Bear. On Feb. 23, 1988, he married Elizabeth Morris Woodworth. She survives.
Visitation is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Gaskins Funeral Home, P.C., in Harrisburg. Service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Gaskins Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Williams will officiate. Burial is at Lavender Cemetery in Hardin County.
Mr. Bear was self-employed as an owner of a clock shop. He was a veteran of the Y-Branch of the Marines, a member of Saline County Historical Society and a member of the Saline County Genealogical Society.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother Ada Marie Bear of Mason City; four sons John (Renee) Woodworth of Harrisburg, Ron (Kim) Bear of Crestview, Fla., Ted (Kim) Bear of Eureka, Mo., David (Autumn) Bear of Marion; a daughter Winnie Bear of St. Louis, Mo.; a brother Jim (Joyce) Bear of Aurora, Colo.; a sister Ruth (Roger) Cohn of Pine Plains, N.Y.; two grandchildren and four nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father the Rev. Leland Paul Bear and a brother David Bear.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Saline Co. Historical Society.


Charles Jacobs
Charles Jacobs, 83, of McLeansboro, died 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital of McLeansboro. He was born May 11, 1917, in Hamilton County to the late Lowry and Ella (Pierce) Jacobs. He married Lovene Oldham Feb. 5, 1938, in Morganfield, Ky. She survives.
Visitation is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Gholson Funeral Home of McLeansboro. Service is 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Gholson Funeral Home. The Rev. Creighton Hampton and the Rev. Charles Phelps will officiate. Burial is in Concord Cemetery, near McLeansboro.
Mr. Jacobs was a retired welder with International Steel Corp. at Evansville, Ind., for 38 years. He was also a farmer. He was a member of Enfield Masonic Lodge and attended Lick Creek and Brush Harbor Baptist Church. He served as song leader and Sunday School teacher.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons Arthur Dale (Chris) Jacobs of Kankakee, Larry Dean (Sue) Jacobs of Arnold, Mo., Mike (Kathy) Jacobs of McLeansboro, Charles DeWayne (Sue) Jacobs of Chesterfield, Mo.; three daughters Helen Sue (Bob) Stasicky of Kankakee, Janet (Joe) Anderson of Broughton, Cathy (Michael) Tick of Baton Rouge, La.; two sisters Mrs. Myrtle Carr of McLeansboro, Miss Nada Jacobs of McLeansboro; 22 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son Donald, a grandchild, two half brothers and two half sisters.


Chandra L. Ritter
Chandra L. Ritter, 26, of Murphysboro, died 2:10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, in the Pinckneyville Community Hospital Emergency Room.
She was born May 10, 1974, in Pinckneyville, the daughter of Paul and Linda (Pyron) Ritter.
Visitation is 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at the Pyatt Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville and 8 a.m. till 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the funeral home. Visitation will continue at at the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Pinckneyville until services. Services are 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Pinckneyville. The Rev. Ron Heitman, Director of Illinois Youth and College Ministries-Assembly of God Churches, will officiate. Burial is in the McElvain Cemetery of rural DuQuoin.
Chandra was a graduate of the Christian Fellowship High School in DuQuoin, a graduate of SIU Carbondale with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work and served her internship with Hospice of Southern Illinois in Marion. She was a member of the Trinity Assembly of God in Pinckneyville and enjoyed playing the piano.
She is survived by her parents; a sister Christie (Ted) Hunziker of Elkville; grandfather Everett Pyron of Pickneyville; grandmother Mary Ann Ritter of DuQuoin; a niece Rachel Hunziker; a nephew Jacob Hunziker; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandmother Virginia Pyron and grandfather Bernard Ritter.
The family suggests memorials may be made to the Trinity Assembly of God Church.


Pauline Smith
Pauline Smith, 77, of rural Elizabethtown, died 7:50 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, 2000, at the Willow Nursing Home of Eldorado. She was born Jan. 24, 1923, to the late Loren and Minnie (Covert) Smith.
Visitation is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at Hosick Funeral Chapel of Rosiclare. Service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at Hosick Funeral Home. The Rev. Leonard Largent and the Rev. Mark Staton will officiate. Burial is at Peters Creek in Elizabethtown.
She was a retired seamstress and a member of Peters Creek Missionary Baptist Church.
She is survived by a brother Bill (Marie) Smith of Cave-In-Rock; a sister Maxine (Gus) Hale of Tolu, Ky.; and a nephew Hershell (Maxine) Smith of Elizabethtown.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers Kenneth, Raymond and Haskel Smith and a sister Lorena Hogg.


Charles Cecil Clark
Charles Cecil Clark, 72, of Carmi, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at the emergency room at White County Hospital.
He was born July 28, 1928, in Mill Shoals to the late Alvay and Lula Mossberger Clark. He married Betty L. York on Dec. 28, 1948, in Carmi. She survives.
Visitation is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, at the Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home in Carmi, and one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. Service is 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, at the Christian Church in Springerton. Burial is in Hamack Cemetery.
Mr. Clark was a retired oil field worker.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son Charles (Karen Sue) Clark of Carrier Mills; a daughter Jacquelyn (Fred) Leuellen of Carmi; two grandchildren Matthew Scott Clark and Heather Page; a great-grandchild Jacob Dillion Page, three brothers Don (Phoebe) Clark of Carmi, Rolla Clark of Fairfield, Jerry (Linda) Clark of Fairfield; two sisters Peggy Vaughn of Fairfield, DeLores (George) Thomas of Springerton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers James and Buddy Clark, and a sister Wanda Linder.


Elaine Hood
Elaine Hood, 79, of Belleville, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2000, at Four Fountains Nursing Home, Belleville.
She was born July 10, 1921, in Carrier Mills to the late Coy E. and Lois Nee Hensley Hood.
Visitation is 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Kurrus Funeral Home of Belleville. Service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Kurrus Funeral Home. The Rev. Tamsen Whistler will officiate. Burial is at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Harrisburg.
She was a retired School Teacher for Cahokia High School for 47 years and a member of Delta Kappa Gamma.
She is survived by a brother James (Jane) Hood of St. Charles, Mo.; three nephews David (Alice) Hood, John (Sandra) Hood, Michael Hood; and a great-niece Erin Hood.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant sister Betty Hood.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Family Hospice of the Belleville area.


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