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Mr. Lee Edward Dulgar Age 90
     Mr. Dulgar of Lombard, Illinois passed away Friday, April 7, 2000 in the Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove, Illinois.   Funeral services will 3:00 PM Friday, April 14, 2000 at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, Illinois.   Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral (2:00 - 3:00 PM) with Rev. Dan Smith officiating.   Burial will be in the Swick Cemetery, Southeast of Hidalgo, Illinois with full Military rites conducted by the Greenup VFW Post #4598. 
     Mr. Dulgar was born October 20, 1909 in rural Hidalgo, Illinois the son of John Edward and Daisy Ann (Cramer) Dulgar.   He married Fay Covert November 25, 1945 and she preceded him in death August 1, 1996.
     Mr. Dulgar, dedicated to education, began teaching in rural Japser County, then taught in Villa Grove and Tuscola, Illinois.   He was a mathematics teacher, dean of students, and past president of Thorton Junior College in Harvey, Illinois.   He received this B.S. in Education from Eastern Illinois University and M.A. degree from the University of Illinois.   He was a WWII U.S. Army Veteran serving in the 74th Tank Batallion in the European Theater.
     Mr. Dulgar is survived by a sister, Mildred Barker of Toledo; nephews and nieces, John Barker of Danville, Joanne Buechler of Mattoon, Bob Wilson of Toledo, Nikki Barker of Decatur, Jerry Dulgar of Minnetonka, MN, and Judy Starwalt of Mattoon; several great neices and nephews.   He was preceded in death by a brother, Joe Dulgar of Hidalgo, and a sister Mary Wilson of Toldeo.   Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.   This kind and caring gentleman will be greatly missed by family and friends.

George A. Kibler, Sr.
     George Kibler of Rose Hill, Illinois passed away at 10:14 AM Sunday, May 28, 2000 at his residence.   Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday May 31, 2000 at the Barkley Funeral Home in Greenup, Illinois with Rev. Jerry Wilson officiating.   Visitation will be held from 12:00 (Noon) - 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at the funeral home.   Burial will be in the Plainfield Cemetery.
     George was born March 17, 1919 in Mattoon, Illinois the son of Van and Gertie (Songer) Kibler.   He married Glendola Tuggle August 16, 1937 and she survives.   George retired from U.S. Steel in Chicago, IL.   He was a member of the Mattoon VFW, Mattoon Eagles, and a Navy Veteran of WWII.
     George is survived by his wife Glendola, a son George Kibler, Jr; a daughter Karol K. Kibler of Monon, Indiana; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; five brothers; and two sisters a...[cut off]

Rebecca Sue Metz Age 47
     Rebecca Metz of Newton passed away at 7:54 AM Monday, October 2, 2000 at her home.   Memorial services will be at 6:00 PM Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at the Metz residence.   The Crain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
     Mrs. Metz was born November 24, 1952 in Attaberry, Indiana the daughter of John Leroy Strong, Sr. and Shirley Frances (Brown) Strong.   She married Roy Elvin Metz on March 6, 1970 and he survives.   She was a homemaker.
     Rebecca is survived by her husband Roy; mother Shirley Strong of Newton; daughters Corrine C. Metz of Olney, IL and Deanne D. Metz of Newton; seven grandchildren; brothers Charles Menward Strong of Oblong, IL and Alan Francis Strong of Newton; and a sister Judith Mae (Strong) Andrews of Robinson, IL.   She was preceded in death by her father, son Alan Wade Eaton, brothers John Leroy Strong, Jr. and Mark Dreasher Strong. 

Eloise E. Cutts Carrell Age 56
     Eloise E. Cutts Carrell of Newton, Illinois passed away at 8:40 PM Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. 
     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, April 7, 2001 at the Barkley Funeral Home in Greenup, Illinois.   Visitation will be held 5:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, April 6, 2001 at the Barkley Funeral Home, Greenup.   Burial will be in the Toledo Cemetery, Toledo, Illinois.   Memorials may be made to the St. John's Intensive Care Unit. 
     Eloise was born August 24, 1944 in Mattoon, Illinois the daughter of Raymond and Holly (Rhodes) Cutts.   She married Duane Carrell June 17, 1965 and he survives.   Eloise was a teacher at Newton Community High School for 35 years, graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelors Degree and graduated from Indiana State University with a Master's Degree.   She was a life long member of the Illinois Education Association and the Jasper County Education Association. 
     Eloise is survived by her husband Duane of Newton, sons Nathan Carrell of Baton Rouge, LA and Matthew Carrell of Milton, FL; a brother Harold (Anita) Cutts of Toldeo; sisters Karen (Don) Blade, Diane (Tom) Ettelbrick, Rita Lustig all of Greenup, Illinois and Belind (Tom) Wampler of Franksville, WI; and a granddaughter Jenna Carrell of Covington, LA.   She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mr. Thomas Darrell Elie Age 59
     Mr. Elie of West Liberty, IL passed away at 5:10 AM Sunday, February 27, 2000 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, IN.   Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, February 29, 2000 at Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney with Rev. Father Jerry Wirth officiating.   Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery, Jasper County, IL.   There will be no visitation.   Summers-Kistler Funeral home in Olney is in charge of arrangements.
     Thomas was born June 22, 1940 in Jasper County, the son of Harry and Edith (Shryock) Elie.   He married Donna Thompson May 9, 1964 at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Newton, she survives.   Thomas was a retired Custom Crop Specialist for Rich-Law Service Company. 
Thomas is survived by his wife; a son Patrick Elie of Newton, IL; a daughter Kathryn Huene and husband Michael of Mattoon, IL; a brother Pat Elie of Olney, IL; sisters Jane Zwilling of Olney, IL, Nancy Craig of Frederickburg, VA, Barbara Prince of Springfield, MO, Judy Nunnery of Bloomington, IL and Janet Marks of Olney, IL; his mother; one grandchild Harold Elie, and several nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his father Harry Elie. 

Margaret Letitia Davis Age 101
     Margaret Davis of Wheeler, IL passed away at 9:20 AM, Monday October 2, 2000 at the Lakeland Nursing Center, Effingham, IL.   Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Thursday, October 5, 2000 at the Crain Funeral Home in Newton.   Visitation will be 5:00 - 8:00 PM Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at the funeral home.   Burial will be in the Dieterich Cemetery. 
     Mrs. Davis was born on October 14, 1898 in Effingham County, Illinois the daughter of Hamlin and Emma (Eilers) McCoy.   She married Cecil Burl Davis on January 22, 1922 and he preceded her in death in 1982.   She was a homemaker and a member of the Kedron United Methodist Church. 
     Margaret is survived by a daughter Mary Lou Bloemker of Wheeler, IL; grand-daughters, Carla Roy of Cassville, MO and Carlene Carter of Wheeler; three great-grandchildren Sarah and Kristin Meiner of Cassville, MO and Nathan Carter of Wheeler.   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sons Howard Davis and Bobby Gene Davis; five brothers Sam, Cecil, Roy, Howard, and Gale McCoy.   Memorials may be made to the Kedron United Methodist Church. 

Mildred I. Bear Age 86
     Mildred Bear of Effingham, IL and formerly of Wheeler, IL passed away at 10:48 AM Saturday, July 26, 2003 at the GAMBRO Healthcare facility in Effingham.   Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Wright Funeral Home in Dieterich, IL.

Kathleen (Pickens) McGee Age 50
     Kathleen (Pickens) McGee of Rural Newton passed away at 7:00 PM on Monday March 27, 2000 in her home. Kathleen was born on July 23, 1949 in Rural Wheeler, IL the daughter of Rex and Wilma (Corbin) Pickens. She was occupied as a homemaker and was a memeber of South Muddy Baptist Church and is preceded in death by her mother. Survivors include her father and five brothers: L.D. of rural Newton, David of New Mexico, King of rural Newton, Rick of rural Newton, and Ritchie also of rural Newton.
     Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 PM on March 30, 2000 at Wright Funeral Home in Dieterich. Burial will be on March 31, 2000 at the Wheeler Village Cemetery located in rural Wheeler, IL with grave side services beginning at 1:00 PM with Jim Thompson officiating. 

Mr. Herbert Kingery Age 96
     Herbert Kingery of Trenton, Missouri formerly of Bogota, Illinois passed away at 8:05 PM Tuesday May 30, 2000 in Chillicothe, Missouri.   Graveside services will be at 10:30 AM Saturday, June 3, 2000 at the Tate Cemetery rural Newton, Illinois.   Burial will be in the Tate Cemetery with Military Rites by Jasper Post No. 20 of the American Legion.   Arrangements by the Crain Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. 
     Herbert was born August 29, 1903 in Jasper County, Illinois the son of David Cary and Minnnie (Wooden) Kingery.   He married Luetta M. Crosser on November 3, 1960 and she preceded him in death on May 22, 1999.   He was a retired farmer, a member of the Bogota Christian Church and a veteran of WWII
     Herbert is survived by sisters Evelyn Fritschle and Edna Marshall both of Newton, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, a brother Harvey Kingery and a sister Edith Lake.

Carmen Viola Lee Age 85
     Carmen Viola Lee of Newton, Illinois passed away Monday, January 8, 2001 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois. 
     Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Friday, January 12, 2001 at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton.   Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 PM Thursday, January 11, 2001 at the funeral home.   Burial will be in the Brockville Cemetery, Rural Newton.   Memorials may be made to the Fairview Christian Church. 
     Mrs. Lee was born on July 18, 1915 the daughter of William "O'Dell" and Ethel (Owens) Spesard.   She married Ivan Eugnen Lee on August 12, 1933 and he preceded her in death on May 18, 1991.   She was a 1933 graduate of Allerton High School, worked as a homemaker and heldped in running the family's farm.   Carmen was a member of the Fairview Christian Church, rural Newton. 
     Carmen is survived by sons Robert Lee of West Hartford, CT and John Lee of St. Charles, MO; nine grandchildren; and a sister Thelma Willey of San Antonio, TX.   She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Walter Allen "Walt" Kitchen Age 62
     Walter Kitchen of rural Willow Hill, Illinois passed away at 12:30 AM Thursday, April 10, 2003 at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, Illinois. 
     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, April 13, 2003 at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois with Rev. Ron Mulvey officiating.   Burial will be in the New St. Peter Cemetery in Newton with full military rites by the Jasper County Veterans.   Visitation will be held 5:00 - 7:00 PM Saturday, April 12, 2003 at the Buchanan Funeral Home. 
     Walt was born February 11, 1941 in Chicago Heights, Illinois the son of Herbert Richard and Vivian (Ragon) Kitchen.   He married Elaine Kerner in March of 1971.   He was a truck driver for Lanman Trucking for over 17 years and a farmer.   Walt was a disabled Army Veteran serving his country during Vietnam.   He received the Purple Heart.   He was a former member of the Jasper Post #20 American Legion and the Newton VFW. 
     Walt is survived by his mother Vivian Schwager of Oblong, Illinois; wife Elaine of Willow Hill; daughters Cheri (Donnie) Dorn of Dieterich, IL, Nickie (Josh) Hayes of West York, IL, Vickie Kitchen and Rachel Kitchen both of Willow Hill; a brother Everett (Valerie) Kitchen of Willow Hill; sisters Joan (George) Midgett of Oblong and Irene Cravens of Willow Hill and grandchildren Stevie Joe Judy, Jr, Jeff Judy, Marcie Judy, Katie Judy, Sierra and Hunter Hayes.   Walt was preceded in death by his father and step-father Anthony Schwager. 

Richard Rieman, Jr. Age 33
     Richard Rieman, Jr. of Rural Teutopolis, Illinois passed away at 12:29 PM January 8, 2001 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. 
     Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM January 12, 2001 at Sacred Heart Church, Effingham, IL with Father Dan Bergbower officiating.   Visitation will be held 5:00 - 7:00 PM January 11, 2001 at the Wright Funeral Home, Dieterich, Illinois with a 6:30 PM Wake Service.   Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Rural Teutopolis, IL.   Wright Funeral Home in Dieterich is in charge of the arrangements.   Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation. 
     Richard was born September 17, 1967 the son of Richard and Donna (Winterrowd) Rieman.   Richard is a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham, IL.   He was a press operator for 3Z Printing. 
     Richard is survived by his parents Richard Sr. Rieman; a brother Mike Klein of Indianapolis, IN; and sisters Cathy Followell of Effingham, IL and Julie Jourdan of Newton, IL.   He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents. 

Mrs. Clara Mae (Goble) Campbell
     Mrs. Campbell of Olney, IL, successfully completed her Earthly Journey at her daughter's home in St. Cloud, Flordia, on Saturday, February 26, 2000 at 1:15 AM.   Visitation will be at Staci-Grove Funeral Home in Olney, Tuesday, February 29, 2000 from 5:00 - 8:00 PM.   The funeral service will be at the Olney Church of God on Route 130 North at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 1, 2000.   The Reverend John Spears of the Olney Church of God and Reverend Gene McDowell of the Scotsboro, Alabama Church of God will officiate.   Interment will be in the Calhoun Cemetery in rural Richland County.   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Olney Church of God or to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois. 
     Clara was born on July 25, 1940 the daughter of Pearl and Stella Goble.   She married Galen Campbell on July 16, 1957 in Liberty, Indiana, he survives.   Clara was a housewife, a former employee of the East Richland School District, and she and husband Galen were former owners of the Traveler's Inn Motel in Olney.
     Clara is survived by her husband; daughters Terri Milligan of Olney, IL, Julie (Scott) McCanless of Marion, KY, Penny Tarpley of Olney, IL, Cindy (Lloyd) Taylor of St. Cloud, FL; sons Bobby Campbell of Olney, IL, Roy (Jeannie) Campbell of St. Cloud, FL, Jamie (Lorie) Campbell of Orlando, FL; brothers Gene (Marilyn) Goble of West Salem, IL, Tony Goble of Sumner, IL, Thurman (Bonnie) Goble of Somerset, PA, Sherman (Helen) Goble of Bridgeport, IL, Jim (Carol) Goble of Edmund, OK, Tom (Nancy) Goble of Hardinville, IL; sisters Betty (Larry) Chavez of Casa Grande, AZ, Lou (Walter) Hundley of McPherson, KS, Selma Franstead of Rockville, IN; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.   She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Patricia Morago.

Geraldine Fehrenbacher Age 78
     Mrs. Geraldine Fehrenbacher of Newton, IL passed away at 6:45 PM Tuesday, September 19, 2000 at the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL.   Funeral mass will be held at 9:30 AM Friday, September 22, 2000 at the St. Thomas Catholic Church in Newton, IL with Fr. Joseph Molloy celebrating mass.   Burial will be in the Holy Cross Cemetery in Wendelin, IL.   Visitation will be held 6:00 - 8:00 PM Thursday, September 21, 2000 at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton with a wake service at 7:00 PM.   In her memory, memorials may be made to the St. Thomas School. 
     Geraldine was born in Richland County, Illinois on January 4, 1922 the daughter of Joseph and Johanna (Nix) Hinterscher.   She married Hull Fehrenbacher in 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1994.   She was a homemaker and loving mother of seven children.   She lived most of her adult life in Newton, residing the last six years at the Newton Rest Haven.   She was a faithful member of the St. Thomas Catholic Church of Newton, IL and the Alter Society.
     Geraldine is survived by daughters Mrs. Tom (Carolyn) Frieburg of Lisle, IL and Mrs. Joe (Susan) Ryan of Edwardsville, IL; sons Wayne (Debbie) Fehrenbacher of Montrose, IL and Dan (Janet) Fehrenbacher of Newton, IL; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, two daughters and a grandson.

Mrs. Carol Lee (Headlee) Franklin Age 46
     Carol Lee Headlee Franklin of Rural Newton, Illinois passed away at 2:05 PM Monday, February 28, 2000 at her home.   Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, March 3, 2000 at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton with Dale Hood officiating.   Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Newton, Illinois.   Visitation will be held 6:00 - 8:00 PM Thursday, March 2, 2000 at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton.   Memorials may be made to the Lady in Pink or to the Hospice of Southeastern Illinois in her memory.
     Carol was born on June 29, 1953 in Dieterich, Illinois the daughter of Barbara Rodgers.   She married Jess Lee Headlee on October 16, 1971 and he passed away on October 1, 1983.   Carol was a Certified Nurses Assistant and a Beautician.   She was a memeber of the Newton Central Christian Church.
     Carol is survived by her monther Barbara Elzy of Funkhouser, Illinois; Fiance Marion Callahan of Casey, Illinois; daughter Lisa Clark of Willow Hill, Illinois; step-daughter Tammy Bushnell of Wyoming; son Bill Headlee; step-sons Dameon Franklin and Gary Franklin both of Missouri; brothers Dale (Sue) Harris of Newton, IL, James (Betty) Harris of Willow Hill, IL, Kenny (Anne) Harris of Effingham, IL; sisters Mary Ann McCoy of Mattoon, IL, Mrs. Jim (Jodi) Huntington of Effingham, IL, Mrs. Les (Glenda) Blair of Edgewood, IL, Lynn Leininger and Mrs. Gary (Cheryl) Moore all of Effingham, IL; grandchildren Jesse Clark, Dakota Clark, Cody Bushnell, and Casey Bushnell.   She was preceded in death by her husband, grandparents, and special grandmothre Ethel Rodgers who raised her. 

Mrs. Mary Minerva Huddlestun Age 82
     Mary Minerva Huddlestun of Yale, Illinois passed away at 5:30 AM Monday June 12, 2000 at her daughter's residence in Charleston, Illinois.   Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday June 14, 2000 at the Barkley Funeral Home in Greenup will Brother Larry Stivers officiating.   Burial will be in the DeBord Cemetery in Grandvile Township Jasper County, Illinois.   Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 PM Tuesday, June 13, 2000 at the funeral home. 
     Minerva was born February 7, 1918 in Yale the daughter of Walter and Lola (Whisennand) Read.   She married Denzil Huddlestun on April 27, 1940 and he preceded her in death in 1982.   Minerva was a homemaker and a member of the Yale Church of Christ.
     Minerva is survived by sons Stephen Huddlestun of Shreveport, LA and Dean Huddlestun of Mahomet, IL; a daughter Susanne Andrews of Charleston, IL; a brother Stephen Read; and a great-grandchild.   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a daughter.

Kent Richards Age 62
     Kent Richards of Newton, Illinois passed away at 3:06 PM Wednesday, January 10, 2001 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois. 
     Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, January 13, 2001 at the First Presbyterian Church, Newton.   Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Friday, January 12, 2001 at the Crain Funeral Home in Newton.   Burial will be in the West Lawn Cemetery, Newton. 
     Mr. Richards was born on December 6, 1938 in Olney, Illinois the son of Delmar and Isabella (Danforth) Richards.   He married Susie Harvey on February 4, 1961 and she survives.   He owned and operated Richard's Firestone in Newton.   Memberships include the First Presbyterian Church and the Jasper County Fair Board.   Kent had been active in various civic organizations through the years. 
     Kent is survived by his wife Susie Richards of Newton; daughters Cheryl Kay Earnest and husband Jed Earnest of Newton and Jennifer Carter of Robinson, Illinois; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and a brother Don Richards of Newton. He was preceded in death by his parents.   Memorials may be made to the Danforth Scholarship Fund in care of the First Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Charles Claxton Age 81
     Mr. Claxton of Newton, Illinois passed away at 12:53 AM March 1, 2000 in St. Charles Missouri.   Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, March 4, 2000 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Newton.   Visitation will be 4:00 - 8:00 PM Friday, March 3, 2000 at the Crain Funeral Home in Newton with a 7:30 PM Masonic Service.   Graveside services will be in the Greenllawn Memorial Garden in Villa Ridge, Illinois on Sunday March 5, 2000 at 1:30 PM with visitation from 11:00 - 1:00 PM at the Barkett Funeral Home, Mounds, Illinois.


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