Miscellaneous Jackson County, Illinois Obituaries


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MRS. MARY E. SMITH, after a long, long struggle with consumption, passed quietly away last Sunday before noon. In her continuous illness she became destitute of the necessities of life. These however were furnished by the I. O. O. F. and the G. A. R. societies by the sympathetic people of the village. She left two boys to mourn her loss as well as several brothers and sisters and other relatives. The funeral services were conducted by REV. G. A. GORDON on Monday at 2 pm at the Presbyterian Church. Interment took place at 3pm at the Ava Evergreen Cemetery.


MR. and MRS. JAS. HARKNESS and little WANDA returned home Monday evening from Chester where they had attended the funeral of MR. HARKNESS' father, GEO. HARKNESS, who died on Thursday at the residence of his son in law, G. S. DOUGLAS near Chester. He was the last of the twenty young Scots who came to this country in 1848 and made up what has always been known as the Scotch Settlement.


Died- David L. JAMES, age 25 years at home in Sato passed away suddenly at 6am, Thursday, Jan. 29th, 1891. The funeral took place at Kings graveyard on Jan. 30th at 3pm under the auspices of the I. O. O. F. Lodge(#672) of Ava, being the second death in the order since it's organization eleven years ago.

WRITTEN BY THE ODDFELLOWS OF MR. JAMES: Hence since it has pleased the Grand Master above to remove from us our beloved brother, be it by Ava Lodge No. 672 I. O. O. F. that in the death of Brother Janes, the fraternity has lost a faithful, zealous and attentive member, his family has lost a kind hearted soul and brother, and the community an honest, inoffensive citizen. The Ava Lodge No. 672 I. O. O. F. tender the family and relatives their condolence in this their time of sorrow and recommend them to one who is able to give consolation in the most bitter time of sorrow...ROGER WALWARK, WILLIAM BRETT, W. D. JOHNSON...committee. A similar memorial is written by the KNIGHTS OF LABOR at Gasville: Thou art gone dear brother, to thy home for peace and sleep, and left us with one another, thy loss tomourn and weep.


WM. H. BROWN, widely known in Jackson and Union Counties, suddenly expired at St. John's Hospital in St. Louis about 5 o'clock Saturday evening last. On the Saturday previous, Mr. Brown had had his injured limb amputated, and seemingly, was improving rapidly and expressed himself as soon to be able to return home, but the bursting of an artery in the limb a few moments before his death, caused him to sink peacefully into that long sleep that falls sooner or later to all mankind. Mr. Brown was an active and energetic man, especially prominent in politics, and apparently, of such a winning nature among his fellow men, that success nearly invariably followed his efforts. As a Republican candidate, he secured several offices in city and town affairs. A few years since he met with an accident that crippled him and caused him much suffering. To relieve this he made a trip to St. Louis, only to be consigned to the grave. A committee of the K. of H. escorted the remains of their brother to the city Sunday night and on Tuesday afternoon performed their farewell ceremony to his memory. Services were held at the Lutheran Church by REV. HAMMOND, and the edifice was crowded to it's utmost by the friends and associates of the deceased, being the largest gathering witnessed in this city for many years. At the grave the burial ceremony of the Knights of Honor was performed by Carbon Lodge, 1894, and their once active member laid to rest. Mr. Brown's age at the time of his death was 45 years, 9 months and 29 days. He had been a resident of this city for several years, coming here from Anna. He engaged in the mercantile business several times, and two years ago was elected city and town clerk. Among our people he had many warm and steadfast friends, and the widowed wife and two children who mourn him find many sympathizing hearts to mourn with them.

SAML. CRASHER of Somerset township died last Saturday night. He was a young man and very popular. His death is deeply deplored by the numerous friends and relatives.

Died at her home near Ava, Ill., Feb. 6, 1891, MISS OLLIE VARNUM, born March 28, 1872, aged 18 years, 10 months and 9 days. The deceased formerly lived near Harrisonville, Monroe County, Ill., from which she, with the rest of her family, removed to Jackson County, in October, 1882, to the present home of her father, MR. B. B. VARNUM. At an early age, MISS VARNUM showed symptoms of pulmonary weakness, which in later years developed into consumption. Her condition, though for many years not alarming, within the last few weeks reached a point which baffled all attempts of recovery; and in obedience to the will of him who doeth all things well, she passed beyond the vale of tears to her reward. the funeral was conducted at the Presbyterian Church in Ava on Sunday, Feb. 8th at 11 o'clock am and was largely attended by the friends of the family; after which the remains were interred in the Ava Evergreen Cemetery. She was a kind, loving daughter and sister, an amiable and agreeable friend and neighbor whose greatest delight was to make others happy. By her genial spirit and womanly conduct she had endeared herself to all who knew her, and her many friends join in extending sympathy to the bereaved family in this their darkest hour. Let us comfort ourselves with the thought that what is our loss is her gain: There is no death; What seems so is transition; This life of mortal breath is but a foretaste of the life elysion; Whose portals we call Death.(There is a poem, written for Ollie by a Mrs. W. A. Goodman of Pueblo, Colorado).


MOODY, the eighteen year old son of FREEMAN KING, of Levin township, died at his father's residence on last Saturday. On Sunday his mourning family and friends laid him away to his long rest beside his mother in the Hall graveyard.

MRS. M. M. EDGAR quietly passed away on last Friday morning, Feb. 27th, at her home five miles north of Ava. The interment took place at the Ava Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday. MRS. EDGAR leaves a husband and several children, all grown up, with numerous friends to mourn her loss. She was well known through this country and highly respected by everyone.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1891

MRS. JACK NEACE of kinkaid township, lately of Ava, died of consumption at her home Tuesday morning at one o'clock. The interment took place at the Ava Evergreen Cemetery at noon Wednesday.

MRS. JAS. CLELAND died at her home in Degognia township last Monday morning after a very short illness. She was interred at the Carson graveyard on Tuesday

MRS. GEO. PILLARS of East St. Louis died of Consumption at the residence of her brother in law WM. LAUDER one and a half miles south of Campbell Hill Sunday night. She was buried at Ebenneezer on Tuesday.

***In the three deaths above recounted this country has lost three of it's noble women. It is a shock seldom equaled in these parts. The families are all well known and surely have the sympathy of their numerous friends in this country.


MRS. COX of Raddleville, died February 24th. She leaves a husband and four little daughters to mourn her loss along with many other relatives.(Mr. Cox and two daughters Katie and Pearl were all sick at this time).

MRS. SUSAN SMITH, wife of H. R. SMITH, died at home near Wagner's Landing, Monday morning March 16, 1891 of hemorrhage of the lungs. She had been down with what is known as quick consumption all winter. She was thirty-nine years, three months and twenty-two days old. Mr. Smith leaves a son, fifteen years of age and a husband and many relatives, among others, her sister MRS. WM. ROBERTS of this place to mourn her loss. Interment took place on Tuesday at the Fred Brown Cemetery.

ISAAC, the sixteen year old son of JACKSON MODGLIN living 5 miles north east of Ava, passed away last Sunday morning after a short illness from pneumonia. The young man thus cut down in his youth leaves, besides his immediate family, a very extensive relationship to sorrow for his untimely departure. The interment took place at Modglin graveyard a half mile west of town on Monday.

On last Saturday morning one of our old and highly respected citizens, BENNETT MODGLIN, living about five miles south east of this place, passed quietly into the great unknown. He belongs to the extensive and respectable MODGLIN family of this country. He was a man of sterling character and his death, even though occurring later in life than the average, is very much regretted by the people of this community. His remains were laid to rest in the Ava Evergreen Cemetery on Sunday at noon.

In Carbondale, Ill., on last Thursday morning occurred the death of one whose life was spent in this neighborhood, MRS. FRED PHOENIX. MR. PHOENIX had sold his Carbondale property and moved his goods to Murphysboro, where he had bought a residence and was preparing to go with his wife to their new home the morning this great misfortune happened. MRS. PHOENIX was getting ready to go to the train when a stroke of heart disease put out the lamp of life. The daughters, MISSES BESSIE and BELLE, were in Murphysboro putting the house in order when they received a telegram announcing her death. MRS. PHOENIX having passed the greater part of her life in this neighborhood is well known and universally beloved and admired as a woman of the most kindly and noble disposition. Her death is a hard blow to her family and they have the profound sympathy of many firends. The body was interred in the Looney Springs Church yard near her old home where she was for many years a devoted worshiper.

FRIDAY MAY 29, 1891

AUNT POLLY HOLMAN, of Shiloh Hill, died on Monday the 25th, after an illness of about three months. She was buried at the Millcreek Cemetery Tuesday the 26th at 11 o'clock am.


The death of THOMAS KELLY, father of A. J. KELLY, of this village, took place at the home of his daughter, MRS. JOHN KIRKPATRICK, one and a half miles east of Rockwood, Ill., on Friday, May 29, 1891. Death was caused by heart failure. THOMAS KELLY was eighty years old. He was born and raised in Ireland coming to this country nearly sixty years ago, since which time, with the exception of two years, he has been a resident of Randolph County. He joined the church at sixteen years of age since which time he heas been a faithful, devoted member. He has survived as elder of the Presbyterian church for forty-four years. Three years ago he became blind, but the angel of death approaching touched his eyelid and sight came back and he looked once more upon the faces of his beloved daughters. Then quietly, the spirit stole away and left the cacant windows open. A life lived out was laid aside and another as faithful begun. The funeral services were conducted by the REV. FISHER. Interment took place Saturday at the Ebeneezer graveyard.

FRIDAY JULY 24, 1891

On Tuesday, July 21st, at Sparta, Ill., at the residence of her daughter, MRS. FRED LINER, MRS. J. L. TAGGART, of Campbell Hill, quietly departed this life after a long illness. Her children had come from their far off homes; DR. THOS. and MISS BERT from Tulare, Cal., DR. DAVE from Birmingham, Ala., and the others from their homes in this county, to be near thier beloved mother in her last illness. Thus surrounded by her husband and children, except DR. CHARLES of Tulare, Cal., she passed into the great beyond, there to receive the reward that the life of a consistent Christian faithful wife and kind and devoted mother entitles her to. The interment took place at her old home at Palestine, Ill., on Thursday.(There is a poem written for Anna Taggart by her friend, MRS. MARION RUSSELL)

The death of JAMES H. HENSON, one of the most prominent of Ava's business men, occurred at his residence at 2 am Thursday, after a short illness. The death was most unexpected, many of his friends not having heard of his illness until his death was announced. All the care that family, friends and best physicians could do to save his life was done but without avail. JAMES H. HENSON was a man of iron will and dauntless courage in whatever he undertook. On this account he seldom began an enterprise which he did not pursue to success. He was a valued and enterprising citizen, a good neighbor and true friend, and the citizens of Ava and vicinity join in extending to the bereaved family their heartfelt sympathy. Funeral services were conducted by the REV F. M. ALEXANDER, of Murphysboro in the Presbyterian Church at 4pm. Interment took place in the Evergreen Cemetery at 5pm Thursday. The funeral and interment was conducted by Gem Lodge No. 2687; nearly the entire lodge joining in the sad rites.

FRIDAY JULY 31, 1891

WILL S. OWEN of Murphysboro was drowned Sunday afternoon while bathing in Big Muddy. He took cramps when attempting to swim across and sunk. He was twenty two years of age and was accompanied by a company of much younger boys who were unable to render any assistance. The body was rescued and the Coroner returned a verdict in compliance with the facts.


MR. DAN RICE, of Degognia, died on Thursday after a long illness of that fatal disease consumption. Interment took place Friday evening.


Died on Tuesday, October 26th, GEORGE DAVIS, after an illness of several weeks with typhoid fever. He was the eldest son of MRS. D. LYNCH and his death is a sad blow to the family. Interment took place at the McBride Cemetery Wednesday evening.


Once more the Angel of Death has visited our community and many friends and relatives are called to lament the death of MRS. SAM'L BROWN. About a month ago MRS. BROWN was compelled to give up her work as teacher in the primary department of our schools and the report spread that she was sick with typhoid fever. All possible efforts were used for her recovery. For several weeks her many friends listened eagerly for the daily report from the doctor and at last when she was reported much better all felt relieved and were in hopes that she would soon be able to resume her duties. But on Monday all were startled by the sad news of her death. The funeral occurred on Tuesday and the services at the Presbyterian church were listened to by many lamenting friends while the sobs and tears of those who had been her pupils spoke more plainly of the loss they felt than words could do. MR. and MRS. SAM'L BROWN moved into this community several years ago and since their first entrance have proved useful and energetic citizens ever doing all in their power to advance the true interests of Ava. Both were earnest workers in the church and Sunday school and MRS. BROWN's loss will be heavily felt by all. In the public schools MRS. BROWN proved herself an efficient, cheerful laborer and here as elsewhere her loss will be severely felt. Cut down in the prime of life by that fell destroyer typhoid, it is hard for her loved ones to give her up, yet the thought that He doeth all things well will comfort the bereaved in their sad affliction. Gone on before,To wait on that shiny shore, Borne by the unknown boatman, To welcome her loved ones o'er.

Died Tuesday, Nov. 3, at his home in Kinkaid township, MR. J. S. MCCLURE, after a short illness. MR. MCCLURE was one of our most prominent and influential farmers and his death so sudden and unexpected, is mourned by many friends and kindred. He leaves a wife and a number of children. Interment took place at the Bartlett graveyard on Wednesday.

John B. Wathen
MURPHYSBORO -- John B. Wathen, 98 years old, of Murphysboro, beloved teacher and educator, died at 2:53 a.m. Dec. 10, 2001, in the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County.
He was born on Oct. 31, 1903, in rural Equality to James Edward and Teresa Buntain Wathen.
He married Sarah Ellen Drone on March 3, 1924. She died on Aug. 19, 1980.
He is survived by his only daughter, Avis Wathen Cardwell; two granddaughters and their spouses, Debbie and Steve Glodo and Gaye and Jay Youngman, all of Murphysboro; great-grandchildren and their spouses, Josh and Angela Glodo, Barnhart, Mo., Sarah and Cody Muhs, Newton, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Matt Youngman and Beth Youngman of Murphysboro; and one great-great-granddaughter, Danielle of Barnhart, Mo.
A funeral mass will be celebrated by Father Gary Gummersheimer at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at St. Andrew's Church in Murphysboro. Visitation will be from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crawshaw Funeral Home on Wednesday and until the hour of services Thursday morning. Burial will be held in the Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the John and Ellen Wathen Memorial Scholarship which funds an annual scholarship for a Murphysboro High School Senior. Memorials may also be made to St. Andrew's Church.
John was a graduate of Southern Illinois Normal University in 1931, and received his Master's Degree from the University of Illinois. He was a history teacher at Gorham Community High School until 1940 and he joined the faculty at MTHS in 1941. He was instrumental in the formation of the Murphysboro Unit District and became the Assistant Superintendent of District 186 in 1959. He retired from that position in 1969. John was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Murphysboro, and was also active in many civic and fraternal organizations. He was a lifetime member and Past Exalted Ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, No. 572.
John was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, his only brother, James Eugene Wathen, and his son-in-law, William Edward Cardwell.

Jimmie L. Swallers
DU QUOIN -- Jim mie L. Swallers, 72, of Du Quoin, passed away at 12:3 P-M., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Jimmie was a retired 35-year employee of Du Quoin Packing Company. He was of the Protestant faith. He was a member of AFLCIO Amalgamated Meat Cutters Union. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was born Dec. 26, 1928, at Du Quoin, the son of Roy B. and Lucille (Wright) Swallers.
He married Nila L. Poling on Oct. 3, 1954, at the Presbyterian Church in Du Quoin. She survives.
In addition to his wife of Du Quoin, he is survived by two sons, Steven E. Swallers and wife Cheryl of Du Quoin, Stuart Dale Swallers of Du Quoin; special friend, Jammi Likes of Du Quoin, grandchildren, Rachael E. Swallers and Matt B. Swallers, both of Du Quoin; brother, Bob Swallers and wife, Betty, of Du Quoin; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin, with the Rev. Carl Mesiti officiating. Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. today at Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park at Du Quoin. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Du Quoin VFW Post 513.
Friends may make memorials to the Marshall Browning Hospital Tree of Life or to the American Heart Association. Memorials will be accepted at the funeral home.

Eunice "Polly" Lackey Masterson
PULASKI -- Eunice "Polly" Lackey Masterson,, age 84, of Lake Barrington, formerly of Pulaski, died at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at the Long Grove Manor in Long Grove.
She was born on Nov. 10, 1917, in Pulaski to Ira and Elizabeth (Reeves) Lackey. She married Joseph Bernard Masterson at St. Marys in Mound City on Dec. 12, 1945.
She was a former parishioner of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Water Vielad, Mich. She had been a beautician in Mounds and Cairo. She retired as a co-owner of a motel in South Haven, Mich.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph Bernard Masterson of Lake Barrington; three sons, Joseph Bernard Masterson Jr. of Indianapolis, Ind., Thomas Ira Masterson of Bannock Burn and Bruce Michael Masterson of Riverwoods; six grandchildren; one brother, George Lackey of Anna; one sister, Lois Davis of Kansas City, Kan.; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepmother, Lily Lackey, 2 brothers Glenn Lackey and Fredrick Lackey and two sisters, Dulcie Gaines and Dorothy Calvin.
Funeral Mass for Eunice "Polly" Lackey Masterson will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, at St. Marys Catholic Church in Mound City, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating. Interment will be in St. Marys Cemetery in Mounds. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at Crain Funeral home in Ullin. Wake service will be held at 5:30 p.m.

Ila Francis O'Daniell
MARION -- Ila Frances O'Daniell, 90, formerly of Goreville and the Chicago area, passed away at Marion Memorial Hospital Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at 8:20 p.m.
Services will be held at Mitchell Hughes Funeral Home Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Allan Milligan officiating and assisted by the Rev. Jeff Bealmear. Visitation will be Tuesday from 3 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Energy.
Memorial contributions may be given to Methodist Church of Goreville.
Ila was born Oct. 16, 1911, in Crofton, Ky., to Fred and Virginia (Pollard) Lantrip. They both preceded her in death. She married Lewis O'Daniell in Wheaton in June of 1929. He passed away July 18, 1994. She was a member of Methodist Church in Goreville and attended Second Baptist church in Marion.
Survivors include her grandchildren, Mark and Carol O'Daniell of West Linn, Ore., Myles and Nancy O'Daniell of Sparta, N.J. and Ellen O'Daniell of Darien, Conn.; a great-grandson, Harrison T. O'Daniell of Sparta, N.J.; a brother, Rex Lantrip of Orland Park; two nephews, Jack Williams of Pennsylvania and Jimmy Lantrip of Tennessee; and two nieces, Sandra Heitmann of Tinley Park and Janice George of Lemont.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Lowell O'Daniell, a niece Roma Erback, a brother, Raymond Lantrip, and a sister, Marie Williams.

Emily Faro
JOHNSTON CITY -- Emily (McPheron) Faro, age 79, of Johnston City went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, at 1:20 p.m. at Herrin Hospital.
She. was born Sept. 5, 1922, in St. Louis to Josef and Maria (Jaggi) Hurzeler.
She married George (Red) McPheron, they were married for 35 years. She was then married to Rudolph Faro. Both husbands preceded her in death.
She was of the Baptist faith. She last attended First Baptist Church in Johnston City.
Survivors include her children, George and Carolyn McPheron, and Sandy and Larry Phipps all of Johnston City, and Dennis McPheron and Martha Fox of Du Quoin. She was blessed by her grandchildren, Tammy & Tom Richard, George & Missy McPheron, Scott & Martha Blankenship, and Melissa & Kent McGee. Her great grandchildren are Tommy and Nathan Richard, Carrie Emery, Scott McGee, Casey and Zachary Blankenship, and Austin and Joshua McPheron, and dear friends Bob and Margie Howell. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were her pride and joy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Randy and Robert McPheron, four brothers and two sisters.
Services were held Monday at Murman & Wilson Funeral Home. The Rev. Roger Ellsworth officiated. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery.

Anna Kohler
JONESBORO -- Anna Kohler, daughter of William A. and Lura (Dillow) King, was born in Dongola on Oct. 11, 1912, and passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at the Robings Manor Nursing Home in Benton at the age of 89.
Mrs. Kohler was united in marriage to Doil Kohler in Union County on June 30, 1930. She was preceded in death by Mr. Kohler on Aug. 7, 1995, and also by three sons, four brothers and four sisters.
Mrs. Kohler was a former resident of Rosewood Heights before her retirement. She was a member of Anna Heights Baptist Church.
Survivors include three grandchildren, Debbie and husband, Lee Grantham, of Aiken, S.C., Tanja Kohler of Apache Junction, Ariz., Doil Kohler of Aiken, S.C.; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Carroll Slusher of Roxana; one sister, Norma Haltenen of St. Louis, Mo.; two daughters-in-law, Peggy Kohler of Wood Rover and Joy Ann Kohler of Bethalto; and brother-in-law and spouse, Ken and Dorothy Kohler of Anna.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2001, in the chapel of Hileman and Parr Funeral Services, with the Rev. Scott Harner officiating. Interment will be in Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call from noon until the funeral hour Thursday at the funeral home.

Shelley Rene Davis
BENTON -- Shelley Rene Davis, 20, of 302 N. McLeansboro Street, died at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, east of Benton.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, with the Rev. Carroll Toler officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2001, at the funeral home.
Ms. Davis was born March 25, 1981, in Benton, the daughter of Tommy Eugene and Debra Michele (Mayer) Davis.
She was a cosmetologist and worked at Silver Shears, Benton. She also worked at the Movie Gallery in West Frankfort. She was a graduate of B.C.H.S. class of 1999. She was a member of East Benton Baptist Church.
Ms. Davis is survived by her parents, Tommy and Debra Davis, Yulee, Fla.; maternal grandparents, Jim and Betty Mayer of Benton; paternal grandparents, John and Merle Davis of Benton; a cousin, Scott Hefner of Benton; an uncle, Kenneth Davis of Mount Vernon; and an aunt, Ruth Ann West of Mount Vernon.
Ms. Davis was preceded in death by a cousin, Teri Hefner.
Memorial contributions may be made to the East Benton Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Norman Stromeyer
PERCY -- Norman Stromeyer, 78, died at 5:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Chester.
Norman was born on Aug. 7, 1923, in Percy to Herbert and Anna (Eggers) Stromeyer. He married Bernice Ohlau on July 28, 1946, in Wine Hills, and she survives.
He worked as a farmer and was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Post Oak and the Randolph County Farm Bureau. He was a former member of Lutheran Men in Mission.
He is survived by his wife, Bernice Stromeyer of Percy; two sons, Alan and Mable Stromeyer and Dennis Stromeyer, both of Percy and three grandsons.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Ruth Ann.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at St. John's Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Kathryn Bielfeldt officiating. Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today and on Wednesday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville and from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church Special Building Fund and St. John's Lutheran Cemetery Fund.

Rosalee Garrigan
PITTSBURG -- Rosalee Garrigan, 68, of Pittsburg, died at 6:13 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001 in Western Baptist Hospital of Paducah, Kentucky.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City, with the Rev. Matt Crain officiating. Burial will be in Harrison Cemetery in Christopher. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Garrigan was a receptionist in Phoenix, Ariz.
She was a Baptist.
She was born June 9, 1933, in Christopher to Jack and Emelian (Cresson) Bogaerts.
She was married to Ronald Garrigan.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Lynn Horbett of Virginia; a daughter and son-in-law, Marlena Kay and Gary Cage of Phoenix, Ariz.; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven Wayne and Carrie Latta of Phoenix, Ariz.; an aunt, Pauline Braggs of Johnston City; and three grandchildren.
Her parents preceded her in death.

Cynthia Lynn Hilmers
JOHNSTON CITY -- Cynthia Lynn Hilmers, 40, of Walnut Hill, formerly of Johnston City, died at 1:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, in St. Louis University Hospital.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, in St. Paul's Catholic Church, with Msgr. Ken Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. today at Murman and Wilson Funeral Home. There will be a prayer service led by Sr. Catherine Wellinghoff at 7 p.m. today.
Mrs. Hilmers was of the Catholic faith.
She was born on March 25, 1961. in Herrin to George and Mary (Cox) Arvai.
Survivors include her children, Sarah, Ryan and Samantha, and their father, Edward, all of Johnston City; her mother of Broadview; two brothers, George Arvai of Lombard and Andrew Arvai of Broadview; two nephews and one niece.
Her father preceded her in death.

James Jackson
CARBONDALE James Jackson, 68, of Carbondale, passed away at 2:05 p.m. Sunday, Dec 9, 2001, at home.
James was born June 24, 1932, in Roswell, N.M. to James and Marjorie (Harcom) Jackson.
Survivors include, his wife, Lupe Jackson of Carbondale; two sons and daughters-in-law, Salvador Warren and Sally Jackson, Lawrence and Eunice Jackson; a daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Richard Martin of Carrolton, Texas; eight grandchildren; and one great grandson.
There will be no services. Meredith Funeral Home, Carbondale is in charge of arrangements.

Kathryn Kinman
MOUNT VERNON -- Kathryn Kinman, 99, of Topeka, Kan., formerly of St. Louis and Jefferson County, died at 8:19 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, in McRite Plaza Nursing Home in Topeka.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Bethel Memorial Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Those attending the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery.
Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is assisting with arrangements.

William Braden
MURPHYSBORO -- William A. (Bill) Braden Jr., 26, of Murphysboro, formerly of Galatia, died at 12:20 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, in St. Joseph's Hospital as a result of injuries from a motorcycle accident on October 13, 1996.
Services will be at 10 a.m. in Sloan Funeral home in Galatia, with the Rev. Roger Forwe officiating. Burial will be in Tates Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Virginia Schleper
HERRIN -- Virginia Martell Schleper, 66 , of Decatur, formerly of Herrin died on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001, in St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur.
Services will be at 1 p.m.. Monday at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, with Msgr. Kenneth Schaefer officiating. Burial will be in San Carlo Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Hughes Funeral Home.

Willis Taylor
BENTON -- Willis "Birthday" Taylor, 91, died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001, in Benton Health Care Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Morton and Johnston Funeral Home, with the Revs. Roger Ellsworth and Ron Cremeens officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & OddFellows Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 until 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Rena Brackney
HARRISBURG -- Rena Brackney, 84, died at 7:02 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, in Saline Care Center.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Lindale Cemetery in Eldorado, with the Rev. Howard Scott officiating. There will be no visitation.
Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia is in charge of arrangements.

Alma McCluskey
JUNCTION -- Alma McCluskey, 91, died at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at her home.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Vickery Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ron Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Equality. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Mabel Dalton
TUNNEL HILL -- Mabel Dalton, 89, died at 1:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, near Vienna, in the home of her daughter, Brenda Mullins.
Arrangements are incomplete at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

Annie Steward
ULLIN -- Annie Ruth Steward, 82, died at 7:56 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Ullin.
Arrangements are pending at Algee Funeral Home of Carbondale and Cairo.

Julia Sullivan
DU QUOIN -- Julia "Judy" Sullivan, 52, formerly of Du Quoin, died at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, in her home in Phoenix, Ariz.
Arrangements are incomplete at Neal McClure Funeral Home.

Howard Lanham
ELKVILLE -- Howard E. Lanam 79, died at 1:25 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, in the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Marion.
Arrangements are incomplete at Neal McClure Funeral Home.

Lucille Barger
CHESTER -- Lucille Barger, 86, died Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, at Chester Memorial Hospital.
Arragements are pending at the Welge-Pechechek Funeral Home.

Don Halstead
DU QUOIN -- Don H. Halstead, 83, died a 12:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2001, in Marshall Browning Hospital.
Arrangements are incomplete at Searby Funeral Home.

Lenore Brooks
CARBONDALE --Lenore Brooks, 86, died at 11:430 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001.
Arrangements are incomplete at Meredith Funeral Home.

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