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Monsignor John E. "Jack" Stallings
Monsignor John E. "Jack" Stallings, 77, died Wednesday, May 22, 2002.
He was born in East St. Louis on Sept. 15, 1924, to the late John Stallings Sr. and Rose A. (Creane) Stallings.
Monsignor Stallings was a well-known Catholic priest in the Shawneetown area for many years.
His education into the priesthood began with six years at the St. Henry's Prep School, two years at the Cardinal Glennon Prep Seminary and four years at Kennrick Seminary.
On May 28, 1950 in Belleville, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest.
His first assignment was from 1950 to 1956 being an assistant at Sacred Heart Parish in East St. Louis. He was then transferred to Shawneetown where he was the priest for St. Mary's in Shawneetown and St. Patrick in Pond Settlement from 1956 to 1982. From 1982 to 1984 he pastored at St. Joseph in Elizabethtown and from 1984 to 1999 he pastored at St. Mary's in Harrisburg. He also was administrator at St. Joseph in Ridgway and Equality for a short time. He retired on July 18, 1999.
Monsignor Stallings was very active in the priesthood, he was a member of the Priests Senate, Dean of the East Deanery for eight years, Member of the Priest Personnel Committee, Chairman of the Priest Continuing Education Committee, Co-Director of Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Teacher at Old Central and New Assumption High School and Chairman of Community Affairs Dept. of Illinois Catholic Conference.
Monsignor Stallings was also very active in his civil life. He was executive director of the East St. Louis Development Corp., president of Galmon Corp., president of East Side Development Corp., secretary of Okaw Valley Corp., director of Target 2000 East St. Louis, president of Chamber of Commerce in Shawneetown, chairman of the Shawneetown Regional Port Authority and chairman of Shawneetown Sesquicentennial Celebration in 1960.
His surviving family is four sisters, Mary Ann and Martin Hazelhorst of Trenton, Josephine and Al Heger of Pinehurst, N.C., Therese Schmalz of Sterling, Ursula and Jerry Tabaska of Craig, Colo.; one brother, Paul J. Stallings of Tenn.; 18 nieces and nephews; and many grand-nieces and -nephews.
At Monsignor Stallings request, his body was donated to science at St. Louis University. There will be a memorial mass 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the Immaculate Conception Church in Shawneetown with the Most Reverence Bishop Wilton Gregory officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Monsignor asks that donations be made to the East St. Louis Development Corporation. Envelopes will be available at the church.
Arrangements entrusted to Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown.

Rose Marie Riegel
Rose Marie Riegel died Wednesday, May 22, 2002 in her home.
Funeral Services will be held at the Sloan Funeral Home, Galatia, 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2002, with Rev. Jon Cockrel and Rev. Vola Sittig, officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Lawn Cemetery, Harrisburg. Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2002 at the funeral home.
Rose was born January 27, 1949, to Josephine Wilkins. She was reared in the home of Wayne & Mary Ethel Cockrel of the rural Metropolis area.
She was united in marriage to William Lowell Riegel, June 4, 1971 at the Methodist Church in Joppa. To this union was born William David Riegel of Manhattan, New York and Daniel Scott Riegel who resided at home.
Rose was employed by the Wabash County Nursing Home, Carmi, where she enjoyed her work as a nurse in the care of the elderly. She was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, her sons, and foster mother, Mary E. Cockrel, Warrensburg. Her in-law parents, Grant & Jo-ann Riegel, Harrisburg, and Alan & Alice Weed, Benton, sisters Margie (William) Groskopf, Elkville, Velma Morgan, Hawaii, brother Ricky McGill and foster brother, Jon (Betty) Cockrel of Warrensburg, and several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Josephine Wilkins, and foster dad, Wayne Cockrel.
Memorial donations may be made to a trust fund that will be established for Daniel who is a patient in ICU at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, his condition is presently stable but he is paralyzed from his waist down.
As is many things of life that are so difficult to understand as is this senseless and tragic loss of life, of one who gave so much.

Judith Ann Amberger
Judith Ann Amberger, 60, of 625 Lone Oak Road, Harrisburg, died 11:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, at her residence.
Services will be held 6 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg with the Rev. Jimmy Hamilton officiating. Cremation will follow the funeral service. A private burial will take place at Sunset Lawn Cemetery at a later date. Visitation is 5 p.m. to service time Sunday at the funeral home.
She was born June 2, 1941, in Harrisburg to the late William and Imogene (Oldham) Coltrin.
She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church and worked as a registered nurse at Harrisburg Medical Center for 12 years.
She is survived by a son, David Amberger of Murphysboro; a daughter, Cynthia (Michael) Knott of Terre Haute, Ind.; three sons, Robert Dale (Sandra) Amberger of Largo, Fla., Richard (Virginia) Amberger of Nashville, and Scott (Sheila) Amberger of Galatia; four brothers, Edwin Cobb of Sevierville, Tenn., William Coltrin of Columbus, Ohio, Curt Reed of Pontiac, Mich., and Jerry Reed of Harrisburg; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and much-loved sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the obituary page of www.reedfuneralchapel.com.

Gladys O. Thornton
Gladys O. Thornton, 86, of 409 Oak St., Carrier Mills, died 12:10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002.
She was born in the Eagle Creek community on Nov. 1, 1915, to the late Josiah and Catherine (Horton) Hull. On April 24, 1961, she married James H. Thornton.
She attended Equality High School and worked as a waitress at Nick's Cafe in Harrisburg until she and James were married. After their marriage, they owned and operated the James Thornton Funeral Home in Carrier Mills until their retirement in 1985. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Carrier Mills and a member of Comfort Rebekah Lodge No. 48 in Carrier Mills.
She is survived by her husband James, sons Joe (Donna) Thornton of Lake of Egypt and James Henry (Cheryl) Thornton of Marion; six grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2002, in Absher-Nicholson Funeral Home in Carrier Mills where visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2002. The Rev. Harl Cockrum will officiate and burial will be in Salem Cemetery. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Salem Cemetery in her memory.
She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers, Roscoe, Iley, Granville, Clifford, Harold, and Gilbert Hull and four sisters, twin infant sisters Irene and Lorene Hull, Lola Neitzert, and Madely Pearsall.

Elva Lee Reeder
Elva Lee Reeder, 75, of 1101 Moore St., Eldorado, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Harrisburg Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2002, at Wesley Chapel Cemetery with Jason Cowgill officiating.
Visitation is 1 p.m. to service time Friday at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado.
She was born Sept. 7, 1926, in Carmi to Albert and Clara Helen (Thompson) Trafford. She married George Reeder, who survives.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Janis (David) Mecum of Eldorado and Debbie Daniel of Texas; one sister; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister.

Billy Ray Handor
Billy Ray Handor, 73, of Clay, Ky., died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, of cancer.
Arrangements are pending at Van Buren Funeral Home in Clay, Ky.
He is survived by his wife Inez. He was the cousin of Geraldine Bardos. He was the nephew of Isham and Ella Pearl Threet.

Utha Gaddis
Utha Gaddis, 92, of Eldorado, died 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2002, at Fountain View Nursing Home in Eldorado.
Services and family details will be announced later from Watson Funeral Home in Harrisburg.

Phillip Suttner
Phillip Suttner, 87, of 17101 Hwy. 1, Ridgway, died 1:55 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2002, at his residence.
Services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ridgway with Father Mark Stec officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Ridgway. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Vickery Funeral Chapel in Ridgway with a prayer service at 7 p.m.
He was born Nov. 24, 1914, in Ridgway to Frank J. and Theresa (Fromm) Suttner. On Nov. 26, 1940, he married the former Lillian Luckett in St. Louis, Mo., and she survives.
He was a farmer and a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Ridgway.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four sons, Roger Suttner of Ridgway, Jim (Helen) Suttner of Ridgway, Tom (Mary Linda) Suttner of Norris City, and Don (Shanna) Suttner of Chesterfield, Mo.; seven grandchildren, Angie Raymer, Matt Suttner, Cyndi Punke, Bob Suttner, Andrea Martin, Angela Shain and Randy Shaw; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Lorene Harris; and three brothers, Joseph C., Frank Edward and Alphonse E. Suttner.
Donations may be made to St. Joseph Cemetery Fund or VNA Hospice of 1300 U.S. 45 North, Eldorado, Ill. 62930.

Wanda Lee Essary
Wanda Lee Essary, 64, of Thompsonville (Corinth area) died 3:20 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2002, at his residence.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002, at Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia with the Rev. Ken Petty officiating. Burial will be in Hickory Hill Cemetery in Broughton. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at the funeral home.
She was born June 26, 1937, in Galatia to the late Auda and Edith (Maynard) Howe. On July 24, 1953, she married Ernie Essary in Saline County, and he survives.
She attended Grace Awakening Church in Benton.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Steven Ray Essary of West Frankfort and Denny Lee Essary of Thompsonville; a daughter, Brenda Joyce Bolte of San Antonio, Texas; four brothers, Charles Walker of Lampe, Mo., Dale Walker of Clarmore, Okla., Loren Williams of Santa Fe, Texas, and Leland Williams of Hull; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester and Clerence Williams.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Eugene Wise
Eugene Wise, 83, of rural Route 1, Simpson, died 12:45 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2002, at Pope County Care Home in Golconda.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2002, at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville with John Bailey officiating.
Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2002, at the funeral home.
He was born Jan. 30, 1919, in Pope County to the late Roy and Lela (Bynum) Wise. He married the former Maxine Anderson, who survives.
He was a member of Pentecostal Church in Ozark.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Russell Wise of Anna; and a brother, Lindell Wise of Harrisburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Brush.

Clyde Woodrow Minar
Clyde Woodrow Minar, 84, of 711 Third St., Omaha, died 5:40 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2002, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Services were held 1 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2002, at Vickery Funeral Chapel in Omaha with the Rev. Joe Patton and Ann Whipple officiating. Burial was at Palestine No. 2 Cemetery in Omaha with military rites by Ridgway American Legion Post No. 596. Visitation was 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2002, at the funeral home.
He was born Sept. 23, 1917, in Junction to the late Clyde and Pearl (Fields) Minar. On Sept. 17, 1938, he married the former Jessie Lee Johnson, who survives.
He was retired from Babcox & Wilcox as an electrician. He was a veteran of the Army in World War II.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Ann (Gary) Whipple of Omaha; seven grandchildren, Gary Minar of Eldorado, Rhett Whipple of Omaha, Brett Whipple of New Haven, Woodina Upton of Evansville, Ind., Christina Williams of Norris City, Elizabeth Roberts of Norris City, and Jeff Minar of Florence, Ala.; a niece, Joan Pumphrey and nephew, Jack Staten; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Clyde Wayne Minar; a sister, Lillian Pearl Staten; and two brothers, LeRoy and Walter Minar.
Donations may be made to Palestine II Cemetery of Omaha.

Ronald D. 'Bud' Wilson Jr.
Ronald D. "Bud" Wilson Jr., 67, of Jacksonville, Fla., formerly of Carrier Mills, died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, at Jacksonville.
He was the son of R. Dale Wilson Sr., former superintendent of schools, and Bertha Wilson.
He is survived by two sisters, Carolyn Follis of Jonesboro and Eleanor Keller of Anna.

Arnold Woodrow Hossler
Arnold Woodrow Hossler, 60, a resident of Rosiclare Health Care Center, died 9:40 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2002, at his residence.
The body has been cremated. Cox Funeral Home in Rosiclare is in charge of the arrangements.
He is survived by four sons, one daughter, two sisters, one brother, and an aunt.

Doris Nell Dardeen
Doris Nell Dardeen, 78, of Muddy, died 11:12 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2002, at Harrisburg Medical Center.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Lindale Cemetery. Those attending should go directly to the cemetery. There will be no visitation. Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg is in charge of the arrangements. She was born August 29, 1923, in Carrier Mills to Cecil E. and Muriel (Reeder) Rice. On Nov. 16, 1940, she married George R. Dardeen, who survives.
She was a homemaker.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, James Dardeen of Benton; a daughter, Becky (Jim) Schmook of Harrisburg; three grandchildren, Mike Schmook, Kelly Dardeen, and Karen Ninis; four great-grandchildren, Cody and Jarod Schmook and Jacob and Adam Ninis; a brother, Joe Rice of Carrier Mills; and a sister, Donna O'Neal of Harrisburg.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Rice; and two brothers and one sister in infancy.

Ralph C. Evetts
Ralph C. Evetts, 70, of Carrier Mills, died 1:05 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2002, at his residence.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Felty Funeral Home in Carrier Mills with the Rev. John Dunn officiating. Burial will be in Henshaw Cemetery near Stonefort. Military graveside rites will be accorded by the Carrier Mills and Harrisburg American Legion Posts. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at the funeral home.
He was born Jan. 18, 1932, in the Stonefort community in Williamson County, the son of John B. "Brack" and Katie (Cowsert) Evetts. He was united in marriage to Millie Farris, who preceded him in death. He was later united in marriage to Willadean (Roark) on Oct. 6, 1989, in Morganfield, Ky., and she survives.
Ralph was a retired asphalt truck driver. He was a member of the Teamsters Union in Gary, Ind. He was a graduate of the Henshaw Public School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He was a 34-year member of the Carrier Mills American Legion Post and a life member of the Creal Springs VFW Post. Ralph enjoyed auto mechanic work and reading Western novels. He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted wife and children.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, John Evetts of Gary, Ind.; a daughter, Deborah Kidd of Carrier Mills; seven stepchildren; nine grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; 24 stepgrandchildren; four great-stepgrandchildren; two sisters, Irene King of Carrier Mills and Dorothy (Walter) Chaffin of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ralph was preceded in death by a son, Charles Evetts; four stepgrandchildren; and two brothers, Charles and Robert Evetts.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the Henshaw Cemetery. Memorial envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Zelma Louise Owens
Zelma Louise Owens, 84, of rural Route 1, Golconda, died 3:20 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002, at her residence.
Services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at Aly Funeral Home in Golconda with the Rev. Allen Speer and the Rev. Billy Green officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery west of Golconda. Visitation was after 6 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2002, at the funeral home.
She was born August 17, 1917, in Pope County to George and Ivy (Davis) Dunning. She was the widow of Alfred Owens, who preceded her in death on August 2, 1997.
She was a member of First Baptist Church of Golconda.
She is survived by a son, Bill (Donna) Owens of Golconda; two grandchildren, Joe (Renee) Owens and Kathy (Tim) Simmons, both of Golconda; a brother, James Dunning of Golconda; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by seven sisters and one brother.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Lourdes Hospice or Golconda First Baptist Church.

William Keating
William Keating, 72, of Jonesboro, Ark., died 12:10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in East Memphis, Tenn.
Services were held 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2002, at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado with the Rev. Dewayne Taylor officiating. Burial was in the Raleigh Masonic Cemetery in Raleigh. Visitation was 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2002, at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 24, 1929, in Eldorado to M.J. and Mary (Milligan) Keating. He was married to Betty Jean Oglesby Keating, who survives. He was a retired field supervisor at Halliburton Oil Well Services and a member of Magnolia Baptist Church in Jonesboro, Ark.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, William Michael Keating of Harrisburg; a daughter, Deborah Jean Rennels of Jonesboro, Ark.; a brother, Michael Keating of New Johnsonville, Tenn.; five grandchildren, Holly Rennels Cockrell of Jonesboro, Scott Anthony Rennels of Jonesboro, Tyler Shea Rennels of Jonesboro, Kristopher Michael Keating of Harrisburg, Patrick William Keating of Harrisburg; and a great-grandchild, Christopher Cade Cockrell of Jonesboro.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Frieda I. Monroe
Frieda I. Monroe, 96, of Route 1, Wayne City, died 3:35 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2002, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
Services were held 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2002, at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Richard McCormick and the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Burial was in Garrison Cemetery near Adem. Visitation was 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2002, at the funeral home.
She was survived by a son, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Ester Smith
Ester Smith, 86, of Harrisburg, died 10:10 p.m. Monday, May 27, 2002, at her residence.
Arrangements are pending at Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia.

Peggy Ann Lukancic
Peggy Ann Lukancic, 67, of 800 S. Granger St., Harrisburg, died 4:55 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2002, at her residence.
In keeping with her wishes, her body will be cremated and a graveside memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002, at Brushy Cemetery with the Rev. Scott Johnson officiating and Terry Maynard assisting.
She was born Oct. 26, 1934, in Carrier Mills to the late Clarence and Edith (Hill) Osburn. On April 9, 1966, she married William "Bill" Lukancic, who survives.
She was an interior decorator and a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Jeff (Lisa) Fisher of Evansville, Ind.; a daughter, Jane Lukancic of Kenosha, Wis.; a stepdaughter, Lori (Les) Palmer of Carterville; two brothers, Fred Osburn of Jacksonville and Clarence Osburn Jr. of Carrier Mills; and eight grandchildren, Matt Fisher, Lee Palmer, Courtney Palmer, Cody Duncan, Alexandria Vasquez, Tatiana Vasquez, Malaki Newby, and Heather Nally.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Ed, Jim, and Ron Osburn.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the American Cancer Society.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the obituary page of www.reedfuneralchapel.com.

Clifford Beanum Morris
Clifford Beanum Morris, 75, of 417 S. Kingshighway, Sikeston, Mo., formerly of Ridgway, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at his home.
He was born July 12, 1926, to Clifford Keasler and Eva May (Justice) Morris, who preceded him in death.
On May 20, 1950, he married Carol Maxine White of Chaffee, who survives.
Mr. Morris, a veteran of WWII, was a 50-year Mason. He was also a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Sikeston Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Elks, Eagles, and the First United Methodist Church of Sikeston. Mr. Morris also served as a State Farm agent for 35 years and was selected in the mid-1970s to represent State Farm as its featured agent in its national magazine advertising campaign.
Besides his wife, Mr. Morris is survived by three children, Dr. Clifford B. (Christine) Morris Jr. of Eldorado; Teresa Morris and her husband Dan Kelleher of Boerne, Texas; and Kenneth Lee (Charlotte) Morris of St. Charles, Mo. He is also survived by six grandchildren, including Clifford III "Kip" Morris of San Francisco, Tiffany Morris of Overland Park, Kan., Bethany Morris of Eldorado, Blaine (Sherri) Morris of Austin, and Valerie and Marshall Morris of St. Charles. He is also survived by two brothers and two sisters, Edgar (Margaret) Morris of Mobile, Alabama, Dr. David (Nannette) Morris of Sikeston, Ruby (Orville) Lankford of Memphis, Tenn., and Pearl (Adolph) DeBoard of Wood River. He was preceded in death by one brother, R.L. Morris of Phoenix, Ariz. and two sisters, Carrie Raben of Ridgway and Opal Nicholson of Memphis.
Blanchard Funeral Home in Sikeston is in charge of the arrangements. There will be visitation 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002 with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. A luncheon will be held at the Sikeston First United Methodist Church at noon Thursday, June 6, 2002, with the funeral at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park in Sikeston. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the First United Methodist Church of Sikeston.

Robert Virgil Pease
Robert Virgil Pease, 68, of Cherokee Village, Ariz., formerly of New Haven, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at St. Bernard's Regional Hospital in Arkansas.
Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2002, at Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven with the Rev. Joe Skaggs officiating. Those attending should go directly to the cemetery. Arrangements are in the charge of Cox & Son Funeral Home in New Haven.
He is survived by his wife, Vera Dean Pease of Cherokee Village, Ark.; a daughter; a son; a sister; five sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; seven grandchildren; and eight grandchildren.

Nina Lee Joyner
Nina Lee Joyner, 83, of Santa Maria, Calif., formerly of Harrisburg, died Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Gaskins Funeral Home in Harrisburg.

Sylvia Bebout
Sylvia Bebout, 68, a resident of the Willow of Eldorado Home, died 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at the Carbondale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of Carbondale.
Arrangements are pending at Hosick Funeral Home in Rosiclare.

Bonnie Gertrude Barton
Bonnie Gertrude Barton, 86, of 460 Barton Trail Road, Eldorado, died 9:20 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, at her residence.
Services will be private. Visitation is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Colonial Terrace Funeral Home in Eldorado.
She was born Jan. 26, 1916, in Harrisburg to Maude (Brown) and the late Wriley Fox. On June 9, 1934, she married Wilburn Barton.
She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in Eldorado.
She is survived by a son, James W. (Donna) Barton of Owensboro, Ky.; two daughters, Helen Jean Adkisson and Jane Barton, both of Eldorado; nine brothers and sisters; a grandchild, Jason Mathew (Amanda) Barton; and two great-grandchildren, Dylan and Justin Barton.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice and can be left at the funeral home.

Dorothy Lee Schwartz
Dorothy Lee Schwartz, 79, of Galatia, died 9:45 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Galatia.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia with the Rev. Vola Sittig officiating.
Burial will be in Webber Campground. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2002, at the funeral home.
She was born March 17, 1923, in Galatia to the late Albert and Lillie (Ramsey) Jerdon. On Nov. 4, 1938, she married Emerson Schwartz in Mt. Vernon, Ind.
She was a member of Carrier Mills Baptist Church. She worked at the dress factory in Eldorado for three years, and she worked at the cap factory in Harrisburg for 15 years. She also drove a school bus for Galatia Unit 1 School District.
She is survived by a son, Garry Schwartz of Galatia; a daughter, Darline Nevious of Galatia; a sister, Leona Irvin of Galatia; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Ray and Bill Jerdon; and a sister, Lorene Goolsby.

Ella Lucinda (Smith) Davis
Ella Lucinda (Smith) Davis, 90, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of McLeansboro, died 4:05 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2002, at Springfield Rehab Center.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Bill Reed officiating. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in McLeansboro. Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the funeral home.

Florence Miller Wilson Downen
Florence Miller Wilson Downen, 91, of Ridgway, died 5:10 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Fountain View Nursing Home in Eldorado.
Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Vickery Funeral Chapel in Ridgway with the Rev. Leo Hall officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery in Omaha. Visitation is 11 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
She was born July 6, 1910, in Asbury Township to the late Andrew J. and Zoa F. (Greer) Wilson. On March 19, 1932, she married Carl Alfred Downen, who preceded her in death on July 17, 1978.
She was a homemaker and a member of Crossroads Bible Church in Norris City.
She is survived by a sister, Jessie Rogge of Evansville, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Zoanna Downen, on August 18, 1986.

Sue Chapman
Sue Chapman, 63, of Carmi, formerly of McLeansboro, died 5:53 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2002, at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with the Rev. Billie Duncan officiating. Private family burial will be at the White County Memorial Garden Cemetery in Carmi. There will be no visitation. Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of the arrangements.
She is survived by three ex-husbands, four sons, three sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, two infant sisters, and one brother.


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