Ronald G. Storment
Born January 12, 1937 - Died December 1, 1996
Ronald G. Storment, 59, of Elgin and formerly of Belle Rive, died at
5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 1996, at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.
He was a retired factory worker.
Mr. Storment was born on January 12, 1937, in Belle Rive, a son of
Carl and Beulah (Gowler) Storment. Mr. Storment served in the U. S. Army
from 1959 to 1961.
The funeral was at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 1996 at Gholson's
Funeral Home in Dahlgren. Rev. Kenneth Holland officiated.
Mr. Storment is survived by his wife; Louise Storment of Elgin; one
son, Michael Storment and wife Kathy of Elgin; one daughter, Lisa Storment
of Elgin; one sister, Iris Sefried and husband Paul of Sanford, Florida.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant sister.
Harold Dean Sullivan
Born November 6, 1959 - Died December 3, 1996
Harold Dean Sullivan, 37, of McLeansboro, died at 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday,
December 3, 1996 in Enfield. He was a general labor.
Mr. Sullivan was born on November 6, 1959, in McLeansboro, a son of
James H. and Frances (Brandon) Sullivan.
The funeral was at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 1996 at Gholson's
Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Rev. Robert Sefried officiated. Burial was
in IOOF Cemetery.
Mr. Sullivan is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Sullivan
of Enfield; two brothers, James B. Sullivan of Carmi and Jeffery Scott
"Moe" Sullivan of Enfield; one sister, Janet Burton and husband Michael
of Mt. Vernon; and a special friend Robin.
Jane M. Bessen
Born February 19, 1906 - Died December 3, 1996
Jane M. Bessen, 90, of McLeansboro, died at 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, December
3, 1996 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital. She taught school in Monroe County,
Illinois followed by many years at the old Piopolis School.
Mrs. Bessen was born on February 19, 1906, in Hamilton County, a daughter
of Lawrence and Hallie (Kittinger) Smith. She married Tom A. Bessen on
December 13, 1941, in St. Charles, Missouri. She was a past member of the
McLeansboro Eastern Star and a member of the First Baptist Church of McLeansboro.
The funeral was at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 1996 at Harre Funeral
Home. Rev. Jerry Parmley officiated. Burial was in Veterans Memorial Park.
Mrs. Bessen is survived by her husband, Tom A. Bessen of McLeansboro;
one niece, Elsie Molitor of Burlington, Wisconsin; one nephew, Ralph Dean
Hawthorne of Raleigh, North Carolina; one cousin, Harold Kittinger of McLeansboro.
Sara McKay King
Born October 6, 1906 - Died December 9, 1996
Sara McKay King, 90, of Kattawa, Kentucky, and formerly of McLeansboro,
Illinois, died at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 1996, at Lake Clough
Nursing Home in Kattawa, Kentucky.
Mrs. King was born on October 6, 1906, in Hamilton County, a daughter
of Thomas and Madesta Ann (Endicott) McKay. Mrs. King owned and operated
a dry cleaning establishment for many years.
The funeral was at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11, 1996 at Gholson
Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Sefried officiated. Burial was in Rector Cemetery
Mrs. King is survived by one sister, Melvina McKay of Kattawa, Kentucky;
several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Victor King, three
brothers and three sisters.
Margie M. Smith
Born April 30, 1921 - Died December 13, 1996
Margie M. Smith, 75, of Jacksonville, Illinois, and formerly of Dale,
Illinois, died at 10:35 a.m. on Friday, December 13, 1996, at the Medical
Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Georgia.
Mrs. Smith was born on April 30, 1921, in Hamilton County, a daughter
of Thomas and Mary Edna (Trout) Essary. She was married twice, to Arthur
Wells and Robert Smith, both of whom preceded her in death. Mrs. Smith
was a self-employed beauty operator.
The funeral was at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 1996, at Gholson
Funeral Home. Rev. Ernie Essary officiated. Burial was in Digby Hill Cemetery
in Dale, Illinois.
Mrs. Smith is survived by four sons, Jim Wells and wife Jamie of Indianapolis,
Indiana, Sam Wells and wife Kelly of Austin, Texas, Tom Wells of Whitwell,
Tennessee, and David Bruce Smith of Jacksonville, Illinois; two daughters,
Sandra Lee Claybourn and husband Bob of Cochran, Georgia, and Mrs. Barry
Jeffery of Stroud, Oklahoma; two brothers, Ralph Essary of Broughton, Illinois
and Harley Essary of Broughton, Illinois; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Harriet Barkley Barnard
Born May 22, 1922 - Died December 19, 1996
Harriett Barkley Barnard, 74, of Wayne City, died at 8:50 p.m. on Thursday,
December 19, 1996, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Her health had been
declining for several years due to liver and heart complications.
Mrs. Barnard was born on May 22, 1922, in Carbondale, a daughter of
Harry J. and Gertrude (Brennen) Barkley. She married Art Barnard on October
16, 1949. Mrs. Barnard was a social worker for the Illinois Department
of Child Welfare before marriage, then became active in her husband's Livestock
Marketing Business in Wayne City. She was a member of the Monday Evening
Womans Club, the Illinois Federation of Womans Clubs and the Alpha Gamma
Delta Sorority. She was also actively involved in organizating support
for Wayne City's first kindergarden. She was a member of Wayne City Baptist
The funeral was at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 22, 1996 at Wayne
City Baptist Church. Rev. Russ Johnson and Rev. Everett Lemay officiated.
Burial was in Thomason Cemetery in Wayne City. York Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Barnard is survived by her husband, Art Barndard of Wayne City;
two sons; Barkley Barnard and wife Denise of Fairfield and Mark Barnard
of Wayne City; three granddaughters; Kassie, Jessica and Marlissa, all
She was preceded in death by her parents and infant brother John.
Memorials may be made to the Wayne City Baptist Church and will be
accepted at York Funeral Home.
Harrel Russell Eaton
Born January 27, 1913 - Died December 22, 1996
Harrel Russell Eaton, 83, of Dale, died at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, December
22, 1996, at his home. He was a farmer and carpenter.
Mr. Eaton was born on January 27, 1913, in Gallatin County, a son of
John Earl and Bertha Emaline (Hubbs) Eaton. On April 15, 1937, in Milwaukee,
he married Mae Davis Eaton, who preceded him in death. Mr. Eaton attended
McLeansboro High School. He was an antique collector and avid fisherman
and hunter. He was also president of the Hamilton County Historical Bottle
Club, a past member and president of Dale School Board and was the current
caretaker of the Old Hickory Hill Cemetery.
The funeral was at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 1996 at Harre
Funeral Home. Rev. John Gilmore officiated. Burial was in Hickory Hill
Cemetery in Walpole.
Mr. Eaton is survived by two daughters, Patricia Cross and husband
Roger of McLeansboro, Sharon Lasswell and husband Richard of McLeansboro;
four grandchildren, Heidi Hart and husband Jerry of McLeansboro, Heath
Lasswell and wife Stephanie of McLeansboro, Whitney Cross of McLeansboro,
Kelley Grant and husband Douglas of Huntsville, Alabama; one great-grandchild,
Nicholas Lasswell of McLeansboro; three sisters, Velma Phelps of Granite
City, Aretta Cant of Zephyr Hill, Florida, Helena Foster and husband Horace
of Republic, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers John E. "Pete"
Eaton, and Kelbert Eaton, one infant brother and one infant sister.
Memorials may be made at Harre Funeral Home for the Old Hickory Hill
Carl L. Cremeens
Born June 12, 1910 - Died December 23, 1996
Carl L. Cremeens, 86, of Mill Shoals and formerly of McLeansboro, died
at 6:45 a.m. on Monday, December 23, 1996, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Cremeens was born on June 12, 1910, in Hamilton County, a son of
Cecil and Nannie (French) Cremeens. He was a retired farmer and along with
his wife operated Kate's Cafe in McLeansboro for many years.
The funeral was at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 1996, at Gholson's
Funeral Home. Rev. Robert Abbott officiated. Burial was in IOOF Cemetery
Mr. Cremeens is survived by one son, Robert Cremeens and wife Lois
of Carbondale; three daughters, Dorothy Butler of Wilmington, Illinois,
Nellie Breeden of Princeton, Indiana, Stella Isaacs and husband Lowell
of Fairfield; one daughter-in-law, Diane Cremeens of San Diego, California;
one brother, Obbie Cremeens of Port Byron, Illinois; one sister Dorothy
Trout of Moline, Illinois; 28 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Kathyrn "Kate" Abbott,
son Carl Eugene, one brother, three sisters and one great-grandchild.
Born December 6, 1914 - Died December 23, 1996
Hal Lemmon, 82, of McLeansboro, died at 7:10 a.m. on Monday, December
23, 1996, in Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.
Mr. Lemmon was born on December 6, 1914, in Tamaroa, a son of John
Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Rhine) Lemmon. He was married twice, to Lillie
B. (Downen), who preceded him in death in 1971, and to Delsie (Moss) Mayberry,
who survives. Mr. Lemmons worked as a machinist for Corn Products Company
in Corpus Christie, Texas, until retirement. He was a member of McLeansboro
First Baptist Church, where he was also a past trustee and Sunday School
The funeral was at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 27, 1996, at Harre
Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Parmley officiated. Burial was in Mueller Hill
Cemetery near Pinckneyville.
Mr. Lemmon is survived by his wife of 25 years, Delsie Lemmon of McLeansboro;
two sister-in-law, Blanch Lemmon of Tamaroa and Nettie Lemmon of Tamaroa;
one granddaughter, Sonja Kim of Michigan; one great-granddaughter, and
several nieces and nephews.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and son Kenneth
Wayne Lemmon, who died on October 23 and was interred at the same time.
Memorials will be accepted at the funeral home for the charity of the
Born December 23, 1903 - Died December 24, 1996
Blanche Dulany, 93, of Dahlgren, died at 10:12 a.m. on Tuesday, December
24, 1996 at her home.
Mrs. Dulany was born on December 23, 1903, in Dahlgren, a daughter
of Olin B. and Clara (Miller) Moore. On January 29, 1931, she married James
Albert "Ab" Dulany, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Dulany taught in the
Dahlgren school systems from 1923 to 1960 and fully retired in 1973. She
was a member of the National Retired Teachers Association. She was a member
of the Dahlgren First Baptist Church.
The funeral was at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, December 27, 1996, at Gholson
Funeral Home in Dahlgren. Rev. Everett Lemay officiated. Burial was in
IOOF Cemetery in Dahlgren.
Mrs. Dulany is survived by four nieces, Betty Jo Williams of Evansville,
Indiana, Joan Lee of McAllen, Texas, Barbara Gentry of Alton and Beverly
Fischer of Alton; three nephews, William George Acks of Decatur, George
Dulany of Black Hawks, South Dakota, and James Dulany of Rapid City, South
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one
Born February 9, 1914 - Died December 26, 1996
Madge Thompson, 82, of McLeansboro, died at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday,
December 26, 1996, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Thompson was born on February 9, 1914, in Hamilton County, a daughter
of Hillary Chalon and Nellie Jane (Mitchell) Sandusky. On June 20, 1937,
she married Eugene Thompson, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Thompson was
a retired school teacher. She taught at the one-room schools in and around
Hamilton County and Norris City Grade School for several years. She and
her husband operated the Thompson Army Navy Store for many years. She was
a former member of the Hamilton County Extension Service Homemakers and
a member of Illinois Retired Teachers Association. She attended New Prospect
The funeral was at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 1996, at Gholson
Funeral Home. Rev. Ernie Essary officiated. Entombment was in the family
mausoleum at IOOF Cemetery.
Mrs. Thompson is survived by one son, Roger Thompson and wife Glenna
of McLeansboro; two daughters, Miryung and Dickerson and husband Brooks
of Clayton, North Carolina, Keum O.K. Thompson of Queens, New York; three
grandchildren, John Chalon Thompson of McLeansboro, Hillary L. and Tyler
A. Dickerson of Clayton, North Carolina.
Born July 16, 1905 - Died December 26, 1996
Lucy Page, 91, of Belle Rive, died at 11:27 a.m. on Thursday, December
26, 1996, at Nature Trail Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon.
Mrs. Page was born on July 16, 1905, in Franklin County, a daughter
of Johnathan and Alice (Capps) Drew. She married Norval Page, who preceded
her in death. She was a housewife. She was a member of Sugar Camp Baptist
Church in Belle Rive.
The funeral was at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 1996, at Gholson
Funeral Home in Dahlgren. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery near Frisco.
Mrs. Page is survived by one son, A. C. Page and wife Ada of Belle
Rive; one daughter, Mary Alice Lankford of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Eliza
Hutchcraft of Dahlgren; two grandchildren, Charles Page and wife Linda
of Belle Rive, Kathy Norton and husband Bill of Belle Rive; one great-grandchild,
Kristy Norton; two step-grandchildren, Tara Whitington and Tawana Smith
and husband Robin; and one step-great-great-grandchild, Stepfon Smith.
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