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Kaiser, Harvey

Harvey Kaiser, brother of Delbert K. Kaiser of Nokomis, died Monday, November 22, 1999, in Decatur Memorial Hospital. He was 72 years old on June 11, and an Army veteran of the Korean War. He spent most of his life in the Oconee and Pana areas. He was a farmer and also worked as a meter reader for CIPS before he retired in 1989. He was born in Oconee, a son of John and Josephine Lovegrove Kaiser. He married Dorothy Louise Brown in 1953 in Pana. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Debra Dolan of Sullivan, Mary Wellman of Steger; son, Neil H. Kaiser of Sullvian; other brothers, Melvin and Earl Kaiser of Oconee, Murel Kaiser of Pana, John Milton Kaiser of Arkansas and Cloyd Kaiser of Colorado; sisters, Veda Hinton of Pontiac, Ruby Litz of Pana; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding him in death were a son, Douglas Eugene Kaiser; brothers, Paul and James Kaiser; and a sister, Hazel Rhodes.

Karl, Jr., Jerome

Memorial service for Jerome "Jere" Karl, Jr., of Benld, will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton, with chaplain Ralph Ward officiating. The remains have been cremated. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Wednesday from 5 p.m. until the time of service. Mr. Karl died at 1:52 p.m. Sunday, May 9, 1999, in his home. He was 41 years old on April 19. He was a self-employed carpenter for the past four years. He was born in Staunton, a son of Jerome, Sr., and Shirley Bloemker Karl. Surviving are his mother and step-father, Shirley Brashears and husband Ted of Staunton; his father, Jerome Karl of STaunton; brother, Marty and wife Georgia Karl of Staunton; step brother, Kirk Brashears and wife Deb; step sister, Kara Cumming and husband Jim; and grandmother, Alma Bloemker. 

Karlak, John

Services for John Karlak, formerly of Sorento, were held at 11 this morning in Perfetti Funeral Home there. The Rev. Elmer Lynn Fenton officiated. Burial was in Kirkland Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Ronald McDonald House. Mr. Karlak, of Marietta, Ga., died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 1999, in Marietta. He was 58 years old on September 27. He resided on a farm north of Sorento before moving to Marietta, and was an officer in the American Legion Post 216 there. He was born in East St. Louis, a son of John M. and Willie G. Sievers Karlak. He married Amanda Allison on February 4, 1965, in East St. Louis. They later divorced. Surviving are a son, John Michael Karlak of Litchfield; daughters, Angie Haberer of Pocahontas, Lana Nance of Old Ripley, Amy Karlak of Mt. Olive; brother, Jim Karlak of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; sister, Sharon Price of Huntsville, Ala.; and eight grandchildren.

Karlovic, Mary M.

Services for Mary Magdeline Karlovic, of Mt. Olive, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Church of the Ascension there. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Becker and Son Funeral Home. Rosary will be said at 7:45 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to the Mt. Olive Library. Mrs. Karlovic died at 5:30 a.m. today, Friday, July 16, 1999, in Litchfield HealthCare Center. She was 91 years old on February 2. She was a member of the Church of the Ascension and Croatian Fraternal Union Lodge 217 of Benld. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Frank and Mary Kreevich Ozanic, and attended schools through high school in Mt. Olive. She married Louis Karlovic in April 1927 in the Church of the Ascension. He died July 5, 1962. Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn "Babe" Dragovich of Mt. Olive; five grandchildren, Steve Dragovich and wife Donna of Reno, Nev., Laurie Hall and husband Howard of Mt. Olive, Judy Aydt and husband Dennis of Springfield, Terri Traylor and husband Russell of Jacksonville, Fla., Jeanne Hood and husband Mike of Wichita, Kan.; 11 great grandchildren and one great great grandson. Preceding her in death were a son, Lavern "Lukes" Karlovic; brothers, Frank, Thomas, Henry, Matt, Eddie, Joseph, John, Rudy and Henry, Jr., Ozanic; a half brother, Marko Podnar; sister, Ann Ozanic and a half sister, Caroline Dragovich Biscan. Following the services Monday a lunch will be held for family and friends in the Ascension Church Hall. Services for Mary Magdeline "Motzie" Karlovic, of Mt. Olive, were held at 11 a.m. today in the Church of the Ascension there. The Rev. Father Ted Schelich officiated. Altar servers were Jon Dragovich, Marko Dragovich and Daniel Dragovich. Church choir was led by Pam Monke. Amy Dragovich was the organist. Pallbearers were great grandsons, Josh Hood, Anthony Dragovich and Matthew Hall along with grandson-in-laws, Mike Hood, Howard Hall and Dennis Aydt. During the graveside service in Calvary Cemetery, prayer was offered by Croatian Lodge speaker Matt Turcol. Following the services a lunch was offered for family and friends in the Ascension Church Hall. Mrs. Karlovic, 91, died Friday, July 16, in Litchfield HealthCare.

Karrick, Ethel May

Services for Ethel May Karrick, of Lake KaHo, Mt. Olive, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Becker and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Matthew Woodcock officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olive City Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Friday from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Shriners Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Mrs. Karrick died Tuesday, January 26, 1999, in her home. She was 70 years old on April 30. She was office manager at Woods & Sons Grocery in Whitehouse, Ohio, before retiring and moving to Lake KaHo. She was also a member of the Methodist Church in Whitehouse. She was born in Wanda, Ill., a daughter of Herman and Theresa Epping Linkeman. She married Robert Lee Karrick in Grenada, Miss., on April 30, 1946. He survives. Surviving also are a son, Terry Karrick of Kirkland, Wash.; brothers, Herbert Linkeman of Kendall Hill, Alvin LInkeman of Wanda, Charles Linkeman of Rolla, Mo., Ralph Linkeman of Charlotte, Mich.; a sister, Mabel Chatham of Wood River. 

Karth, Marguerite W.

Marguerite W. Karth, formerly of Witt, died Wednesday, May 20, in Heritage Manor of Bloomington. She was 92 years old on June 21. She was born in Ohlman, a daughter of John and Arminta Baxter Lowe, and married Walter J. Meyer on July 14, 1925, in Witt. He died May 24, 1971. She later married Paul Karth on September 17, 1981, in Florida. He died December 22, 1989. Surviving are a son, John W. Meyer of Bloomington and two grandchildren. Graveside services were held Friday in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield.

Kasalko, Clara

Services for Clara Kasalko, of Staunton, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call Saturday from 1 p.m. until the time of service in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Michael's Catholic Church of Staunton. Mrs. Kasalko died at noon Thursday, October 7, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. She was 86 years old on January 31. She worked as a retail clerk in the hat department of Famous - Barr in St. Louis for a time and was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Bellefountaine Neighbors, Mo. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Henry and Hulda Adler Menke. She married Joseph R. Kasalko in September 1938; he died in June 1969. Surviving are sons, William Kasalko of St. Louis, Joseph Kasalko of Little Rock, Ark.; sisters, Linda Makler, Elsie Mader, both of Staunton; brother, William Menke of Gillespie; and two grandsons, Jeffrey and David Kasalko. Preceding her in death were brothers, Rudy and George Menke and a sister, Marie Lambert.

Kasich, Anna

Services for Anna Kasich, of Benld, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Holy Dormition Church with the Very Rev. Paul L. Waters officiating. Burial will be in Holy Dormition Cemeteery. Friends may call on Friday in Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, from noon until 1:30 p.m. Miss Kasich died at 12:45 p.m. Monday, March 15, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Staunton. She was 83 years old on June 19. She was a seamstress and worked out of her home. She was born in Benld, a daughter of Nicholas and Eva Rusinyiak Kasich, and the last of her family. Preceding her in death were a brother, William Kasich and a sister, Helen Kasich. Surviving are cousins, Ann Pellock of Edwardsville and William Kasich of Litchfield.

Kasich, Helen

Services for Helen Kasich, of Benld, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Holy Dormition Church there with the Rev. Paul Waters officiating. Burial will be in the Holy Dormition Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in Kravanya Funreal Home, Benld. Panikhida will be held at 7:30 p.m. Miss Kaisch died at 4:16 p.m. Wednesday, November 11, 1998, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 78 years old on January 28. She was employed as a seamstress before she retired and was a member of the Holy Dormition Church. She was born in Benld, a daughter of Nicholas and Eva Rusinyiak Kasich, and never married. Surviving is a sister, Anna Kasich. Other survivors include cousins, Ann Pellock of Edwardsville and William Kasich of Litchfield. Preceding her in death was a brother, William Kasich.

Kastelic, Joseph

Joseph Kastelic, formerly of the area, died Monday, September 13, 1999, in St. Vincent Memorial Hospital, Taylorville. He was 79 years old on September 17, and a veteran of World War II. A coal miner, he worked at the mines in Farmersville and Coffeen before he retired. He was born in Lovington, a son of Joseph and Mary Lokar Kastelic Sr. He married Norma Jouglet in 1940 in St. Louis. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Ronald Kastelic of Taylorville, John Kastelic of Mahomet; daughter, Connie Mortland of Taylorville; sister, Rose Jurchochek of Spring Hills, Fla.; and two grandchildren. Services were held this morning in Taylorville with burial in Old Stonington Cemetery.

Kasubke, Lorene

Services for Lorene Kasubke, of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Zion Lutheran Church there with the Rev. Leslie J. Mitkos officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. The family suggests memorials be directed to either the Zion Memorial Fund or the Staunton Ambulance Service. Mrs. Kasubke died at 1:06 a.m. Wednesday, February 10, 1999, in Staunton Memorial Hospital. She was 94 years old on October 18. She was employed as a teacher in the Staunton Public School System from 1923 to 1930. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Staunton, its Ladies Aid and the Lydia Sewing Circle. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Fred and Louise Shaeper Morgan. She married Henry Kasubke on September 14, 1930, in Staunton. He died February 10, 1984. The last of her family, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Leona Morgan, Lucile Fuihrken and Helen Morgan. Several nieces and nephews survive.

Katauski, Nellie A.

Funeral Mass for Nellie A. Katauski, of Gillespie and formerly of Benld, will be said at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Benld, by the Rev. Father Larry Auda. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. Friends may call on Thursday in the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Joseph's Church or the Gillespie-Benld Ambulance Service. Mrs. Katauski died at 1:42 p.m. Sunday, May 2, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 95 years old on May 14. She was born in Collinsville, a daughter of John and Agnes Jacobs. Her husband, Stanley Katauski, died in 1978. Surviving are a son, Joe Katauski and wife Freda along with three children, Mark Katauski, Jode Barrows and Lisa Moffett, all of Springfield, and four great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were an infant son, Stanley Katauski; sister, Eula Runta; brothers, John and Joe Jacobs. 

Kates, Robert

Services for Robert Kates, formerly of Montgomery county, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Nokomis, with the Rev. Wray Offermann officiating. Burial will be in Ohlman Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Stiehl Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Mr. Kates, of Bethany, died Monday, June 8, 1998, in his home. He was 56 years old on May 13. He was a farmer and a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Decatur. He was born in Montgomery County, a son of Lester and Pearl Cearlock Kates. His wife, the former Connies Jostes, survives. Surviving also are a son, Rob Kates Jr. of Rosamond; daughters, Shelli Foster, Lori Robinson and Melissa Strange, all of Bethany; his father, Lester Kates of Nokomis; brothers, Wayne Kates of Greenville, S.C., Jim Kates of Nokomis; sisters, Barb LaFeber, Ruth Ishmael, both of Nokomis, Linda Trader of Decatur; and 10 grandchildren.

Katzmarek, Robert L.

Services for Robert Lee Katzmarek, of Benld, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Nelson Reiber officiating. Burial will be in Benld City Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Barnard Cancer Center at Barnes - Jewish Hospital. Mr. Katzmarek died at 6:55 p.m. Saturday, December 11, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. He was 39 years old on September 14. He was assistant manager at the Mobil Service station in Litchfield, and a member of the Croatian Federation Union Lodge 217 of Benld. He was born in Staunton, a son of Robert and Myrna Craddick Katzmarek. Surviving are his father, Robert Katzmarek and wife Beverly of Godfrey; his mother, Myrna Katzmarek of Benld; brothers, James Robert Katzmarek of Litchfield and John Paul Katzmarek of Livingston.

Kayser, A. Wayne

A. Wayne Kayser, of Litchfield, died at 2:20 p.m. Monday, May 31, 1999, in Litchfield Terrace. He was 79 years old on July 21, and an Army veteran of World War II. He had worked as a salesman in specialty advertising and also worked in communications for the Illinois State Police at the Litchfield station. He retired in 1983. During his military service he rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a 1937 graduate of Litchfield High School. He was born in Litchfield, a son of Albert Charles and Mary Lavinia Searles Kayser. He married Betty Jean Linxwiler on December 25, 1942, in San Antonio, Texas. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Jeff Kayser and wife Cathie of Houston, Texas; daughter, Cindy Sullivan and husband Chris of Elmhurst; and four grandchildren. Preceding him in death was a brother, Clayton S. Kayser. No services are planned. The remains have been donated to scientific study with Meinschein Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Keeley, Paul

Memorial service for Paul Keeley, of Benld, will be held at 7 p.m. today in Kravanya Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father Larry Auda officiating. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Calvary Cemetery, Springfield. Friends may call in the funeral home today from 6:30 p.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Lung Association. Mr. Keeley died at 10:50 p.m. Friday, December 18, 1998, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. He was 67 years old on October 16, and was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was owned and operated the Main Street Cafe in Benld until he retired. He was a member of VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie. He was born in Springfield, a son of Thomas Paul and Mary Rose Clancy Keeley. His wife, the former Carol Miller, survives. Surviving also are sons, Thomas J. Keeley of Springfield, Michael R.N. Keeley and wife Cheryl of St. Cloud, Minn.; daughters, Paula Bensko and husband Robert of Springfield, Karen K. McVickers of Chatham, Linda Kennedy and husband John of Glenarm; brothers, William Keeley of Springfield, Lawrence Keeley of South Bend, Ind., Donald Keeley of Streater; and 16 grandchildren.

Kehnast, Cathy

Funeral Mass for Cathy Kehnast, of Staunton, will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Michael's Catholic Church there by the Rev. Father George Radosevich. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home, Staunton. Prayer service will be held at 5 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to either St. Michael's Church or school. Mrs. Kehnast died at 3:59 p.m. Tuesday, September 28, 1999, in her home. She was 50 years old on September 16. She was a beautician with 31 years of experience and was self-employed at Cathy's Cut-N-Curl in Livingston. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church. She was born in Litchfield, a daughter of Betty Ann Bellovich DalPozzo. She married John Kehnast on May 2, 1970, in St. Michael's Catholic Church. He survives. Surviving also are a sister, Vicki Burgnone and husband Richard of Staunton; brother, Joe DalPozzo and wife Shirley of Livingston and their children. Preceding her in death was her mother, Betty Bellovich.

Keim, Lorena M.

Lorena M. Keim, formerly of Hillsboro, died Tuesday, August 17, 1999, in Pontiac, Mich. She was 94 years old on July 30. She taught school in Hillsboro and Belleville, and was a graduate of Eastern Illinois University. She was born in Cole City, a daughter of James and Edith M. Marketta McLean, and was reared in Hillsboro. She married Emmett R. Keim on June 18, 1930, in Hillsboro; he died in 1975. Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Lowe of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. along with four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Preceding her in death were sisters, Margaret Cress, Edith Ann Segar and an infant grandson. Committal service was held Saturday in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro.

Kelley, Lorraine R.

Funeral Mass for Lorraine Rose Kelley, of Litchfield, will be said at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Mt. Olive, by the Rev. Father Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital. Burial will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today Plummer Funeral Home. The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Holy Trinity Cemetery Care Fund. Mrs. Kelley died at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, December 23, 1999, in St. Francis Hospital. She was 73 years old on May 9. She was executive secretary in the administration office at St. Francis Hospital for several years until her retirement. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Church of Mt. Olive and the Montgomery County Home Extension. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of Stephen J. and Mary L. Novotney Katchmar, and graduated from Mt. Olive High School in the class of 1944. She married Bernard Anthony Kelley on October 18, 1947; he died November 6, 1995. Surviving are a son, Michael P. Kelley and wife Gladys of Caracas, Venezuela; daughter, Susan Kelley of Amboy; brothers, Richard Katchmar and wife Eileen of Decatur, Robert Katchmar and wife Barbara of Brentwood, Tenn.; and a grandson, Michael Ignacio Kelley of Caracas. Funeral Mass for Lorraine Rose Kelley, of Litchfield, was said at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Trinity Church, Mt. Olive. The Rev. Ted Schelich, chaplain at St. Francis Hospital, presided. Servers were Daniel Dragovich and Christine Yancok. During the service Ruth Zubal was the organist. She accompanied the church choir while they sang "On Eagles Wings," "Ave Maria" and "Only a Shadow." Pallbearers were John Adden, Michael Katchmar, Michael John Katchmar, all of Mt. Olive, Stan Horst, Al Lopinot and Bob Sneed, all of Litchfield. Burial was in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Mt. Olive. Following the committal service a luncheon was provided for the family and friends by the women of the church. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Kelley, 73, died Thursday, December 23, in St. Francis Hospital.

Kenney, Quentin L.

Quentin L. Kenney, formerly of Hillsboro, died Friday, October 20, 1999, in his home in Prescott, Ariz. He was 86 years old on April 25. He was vice president in charge of purchasing for Drake Steel in California before he retired, and was a resident of Orange County, Calif., from 1946 until about three and a half years ago when he moved to Arizona. He was a life member of Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge 51 A.F.&A.M. He was born in Coultersville, a son of Leonard and Ninzel Mann Kenney, and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1932. Surviving are his wife, Myrle; daughtrs, Lois Berger of Blythe, Calif., Colleen Harlow of Prescott; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter. Other survivors include a sister in law, Mary Jo Kenney of Hillsboro. Preceding him in death wre brothers, James E. Kenney, Prentiss L. Kenney and a sister, Lois Kenney at the age of 2. Services were held in Prescott with burial to take place a later date in Hillsboro.

Keppler, Elvira

Elvira Keppler, of Witt, died Monday, December 27, 1999, in Heritage Manor of Pana. She was 78 years old on February 1. She had resided in Witt since 1974, and owned and operated her own beauty shop. She was also an avid bowler and golfer. She was born in Oconee, a daughter of Samuel D. and Edna B. Stevens Morgason. She married Eldon O. Keppler in 1941, in St. Charles, Mo. He died May 1, 1998. Surviving are two sons, two brothers, two sisters, and a grandson, none from the local area. Services were held in Pana with burial in the Oconee Mound Cemetery.

Keplinger, Pearl

Services for Pearl Keplinger, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Tony Bell, pastor of St. Timothy United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Timothy United Methodist Church. Mrs. Keplinger, died at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, December 20, 1998, in Litchfield HealthCare Center. She was 90 years old on May 25. She was an active member of St. Timothy United Methodist Church as a member of the United Methodist Women, the Reaper Class, Golden Years Club and as Cradle Roll superintendent for a number of years. As a young girl she was also primary teacher at Honey Point Church. She was born near Litchfield in Honey Point Township, a daughter of John and Flossie Elizabeth Gates Gamble. She married Henry William Keplinger on December 21, 1929, in Carlinville. He died March 28, 1994.Surviving are daughters, Marcella Grimes and husband Jimmie of Wood River, Mary Lou Wright and husband Kenneth of Beeville, Texas; a sister, Lucille Webb of Granite City; three grandchildren, Jane L.G. Deuble of Chandler, Ariz., Debbie K. Erdman of Leola, Pa., Brian Bond of Staunton; five great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were two brothers, John and Cleo Gamble; two sisters, Viola Little and Ruby Gamble; and a grandson, Scott Grimes. Services for Pearl Keplinger, of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The Rev. Tony Bell, pastor of St. Timothy United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selection was "In the Garden." Pallbearers were Art Cline, Ronald Kean, Jr., Willard Gerl, Elvis Titsworth, all of Litchfield, William Lancaster of Gillespie, James Leefers of Carlinville. Mrs. Keplinger, 90, died at 12:50 a.m. Sunday, December 20, in St. Francis Hospital.

Kershaw Sr., Earl L.

Funeral arrangements for Earl L. Kershaw Sr., of Hillsboro, are pending at Patton Memorial Home there. Mr. Kershaw, 96, died at 5:45 this morning, November 18, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. Services for Earl L. Kershaw Sr., of Hillsboro, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Patton Memorial Home there with the Rev. Harry Meyer of the Christian Church of Hillsboro officiating. Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Christian Church of Hillsboro. Mr. Kershaw died at 5:45 a.m. Thursday, November 18, 1999, in Hillsboro Health Care Center. He was 96 years old on June 2. He went to work at the age of 15 for the American Zinc plant then started working construction at the Eagle Picher Zinc plant. He was named foreman in 1941. When he retired on May 31, 1968, he had worked for 42 years with Eagle Picher. He was a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Hillsboro. He was born in Donnellson, a son of Leroy and Minnie Law Kershaw. He married Mary Noyes on June 23, 1919, in Hillsboro. She died in February 1975. Surviving are sons, Leo Kershaw Jr. and wife Juanita of Hillsboro, Larry Kershaw of Orange, Mass.; brother, Cecil Kershaw of Hillsboro; sisters, Rilla Gage, Ada Keith, both of Hillsboro; 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and 19 great great grandchildren. Preceding him in death were sons, Don, Carl and Fredrick Kershaw; a daughter, Betty Kershaw; brothers, Oren "Bill" and Harold Kershaw; and a sister, Glada Cook.

Kershaw, Frederick Leroy

Services for Frederick Leroy Kershaw, of Hillsboro, were held today in Lundberg White Rose Chapel in Glendale, Ariz. Mr. Kershaw died Monday, November 23, 1998, in Arizona. He was 75 years old. Born in Donnellson, he was a Navy veteran and a boilermaker. He was also a member of the Shriners, Masons and Moose Lodge. Surviving are his father, Earl Leo Kershaw; daughters, Sharon Cooper, Nona Decker; brothers, Leo and Larry Kershaw; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Hospice of the Valley, 1510 East Flower street, Phoenix, AZ 85014.

Kessinger, Julia A.

Services for Julia A. Kessinger, of Nokomis, will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Dale Best officiating. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday in the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the time of service. Mrs. Kessinger died at 4:55 p.m. Monday, February 8, 1999, in Golden Manor Nursing Home. She was 96 years old on May 6. She worked for International Shoe Company, and was a member of the United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was born in Mt. Olive, a daughter of John Dworsack. Her mother's name is unknown. She married B.V. Kessinger on December 8, 1917, in St. Louis. He died May 12, 1983. Surviving are sisters, Amelia VanTungren of DeKalb and Peg Sharp of Plymouth, Mich.; three grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Glenn Kessinger; sisters, Nettie Swander and Ida Hamilton; and a brother, Bill Dworsack.

Kessinger, Loren E.

Services for Loren Earl Kessinger, of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Allen, pastor, and Rev. Robert Mallicoat of Jacksonville officiating. Burial will be in Clear Springs Cemetery in rural Hillsboro. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Plummer Funeral Home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Mr. Kessinger died at 6:55 this morning, Monday, November 15, 1999, in his home. He was 72 years old on April 5. He was a packer for Eagle Picher, which later became Sherwin Williams, in the smelting plant in Hillsboro. He also worked at Caterpillar in Peoria, Allis Chalmers in Springfield, managed an Imperial Service Station in Litchfield, and worked at Rural King Farm Supply. He built his own home and enjoyed maintaining it. He especially enjoyed working in his garden. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Litchfield. He was born in Carlinville, a son of Loren "Ben" and Helen Campbell Kessinger. He married Virginia Lee Coss on June 8, 1947, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Coss in rural Hillsboro. Surviving are his wife, Virginia; sons, Loren E. Kessinger and wife Carolyn of Mt. Vernon, Joseph A. Kessinger and wife Terri of Hillsboro; sister, Betty Shermer and husband Willard of Mt. Olive; seven grandchildren, Joshua and Stephanie Kessinger, Diane and Austin Towell, Jana Richards, Joe and Mason Kessigner and Harman Jordan; and one great grandchild, Ethan Richards. Preceding him in death was a son, Michael Lee Kessinger. Services for Loren Earl Kessinger, of Litchfield, were held at 11 this morning in the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Gary Allen, pastor, and the Rev. Robert Mallicoat of Jacksonville officiated. Burial was in Clear Springs Cemetery in rural Hillsboro. During the service Ruth Holliday, organist, accompanied the congregation while they sang "Victory in Jesus" and Shirley Edwards, vocalist, sang "Because He Lives." Pallbearers were Jerry Frost of Mt. Olive, Carl Hampton, Jerry Holliday, Al Schoen, Bill Sielschott and Steve Szczepanski, all of Litchfield. Honorary pallbearers were Jim DeBarr and George West, both of Litchfield. Following the committal service a luncheon was provided for family and friends by the women of the church. Plummer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Kessinger, 72, died Monday, November 19, in his home.

Kessler, George M.

Services for George M. Kessler, of Irving, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Witt, with the Rev. Stan Pratt officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Cemetery at Palmer. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. Mr. Kessler died as the result of injuries suffered in a single vehicle accident near Butler and was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:56 a.m. Thursday, September 2, 1999. He was 45 years old on November 5. He was a brick layer and a member of the Way of Life Church in Taylorville. He was born in Milwaukee, Wis., a son of James H. and Ethel E. Marshall Kessler. Surviving are sons, Steven Kessler of Chatham, Ed and Justin Kessler, both of San Antonio, Texas, George Kessler of Irving; his mother, Ethel Kessler of Witt; brothers, James M. Kessler of Nokomis, Donald E. Kessler of Alabama, Charles A. and William J. Kessler, both of Witt; sisters, Mary Ann Kessler of Irving, Theresa Waller of Mason City, Marti J. Kessler of Greenville, S.C. Others surviving include his god parents Ron and Dee Rosko of Witt. Preceding him in death was his father, James H. Kessler

Kessler, Howard Q.

Graveside service for Howard Q. Kessler, formerly of Waggoner, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Bethel Ridge Cemetery, Atwater. Hough Funeral Home, Farmersville, is in charge of local arrangements. Mr. Kessler died July 26, 1999, in his home in St. Louis. He was 83 years old on May 19 and the last of his family. Born in Waggoner, a son of Irwin and Estelle Waggoner Kessler, he taught school for many years. In lieu of flowers, the Waggoner Methodist Church is suggested as a recipient of memorial contributions.

Keune, Frances Maria

Services for Frances Maria Keune, of Walshville, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, with the Rev. Daniel Barbey officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Litchfield. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Alzheimers Association or the Mt. Olive Academic Foundation. Mrs. Keune died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 23, 1999, in Litchfield Heath Care Center. She was 79 years old on May 26. She worked on the family farm with her husband, Paul, and also at Acu-Rule in Mt. Olive and for the State of Illinois in Springfield. She was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Mt. Olive and Lydia Circle of the Church. She was active in 4-H, Home Extension and loved bowling. She was born in Hillsboro, a daughter of Earl and Mary McPHail Blackburn, attended country schools in the Hillsboro area and graduated from Hillsboro High School in the class of 1937. She married Paul Arnold Keune on April 6, 1938, in St. Charles, Mo. He died December 7, 1993. Surviving are a daughter, Suzanne Rode and husband Dennis of Newnan, Ga., and several nieces and nephews. A brother, Robert Blackburn, preceded her in death. Following the services on Friday a luncheon for family and friends will be served in the Immanuel Fellowship hall by the Lydia Circle. Services for Frances Marie Keune, of Walshville, were held at 11 this morning in Becker and Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive. The Rev. Daniel Barbey officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery, Litchfield. Rosemary Messner was pianist and soloist. She played "Amazing Grace," "In the Garden" and "Softly and Tenderly." Pallbears were Jim Kuene, Dennis Rode, Jim Dobernic, Jeff Pierce, Ed Becker and Jeff Hayes. Following the services a lunch was held for family and friends in the Immanuel Fellowship hall, served by the Lydia Circle of the church. Mrs. Keune, 79, died Tuesday, March 23, in Litchfield HealthCare Center.

Kidd, Glenn B.

Serevices for Glenn Bernard Kidd, formerly of Litchfield, were held this morning in Dawson & Wikoff Colonial Chapel North, Decatur. Burial was in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Moweaqua. Mr. Kidd died at 2:14 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 1999, in his Decatur home. He was 90 yars old on October 22, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was active in the Masonic organization, a member of Masonic Lodge 102 AF&AM in Rockford, Freeport Consistory, Ansar Shrine of Springfield, Zohak Grotto, Grotto Low 12 Club, Forest City Chapter 590, Mecca Shrine 53, Order of the Shrine of Jerusalem, Leighton Court 1 Order of Amaranth. He was born in Litchfield, a son of John Lincoln and Bessie Hart Kidd. He married Vera Agnes Redding on February 28, 1933, in Bloomington. She died October 31, 1994. A brother, Sterling E. Kidd, also preceded him in death, making him the last of his family. Surviving are a nephew, Melvin Kidd of Mt. Zion and his daughter, Jacky Schwalbe and husband Jim of Decatur.

Kiefer,Wilbur

Funeral Mass for Wilbur H. Kiefer, of Witt, will be said at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Louis Catholic Church, Nokomis, by the Rev. Fathers John Burnett and Richard Chiola. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home, Nokomis. Mr. Kiefer died at 4:40 a.m. Sunday, July 5, 1998, in Golden Manor Nursing Home, Nokomis. He was 78 years old on June 26. He was a farmer, a member of the Farm Bureau and a member of St. Louis Catholic Church. He was born in Witt Township, a son of Walter and Katherine Huber Kiefer. Surviving are brothers Robert Kiefer of Fillmore, Al Kiefer of Albuquerque, N.M.; sisters, Hazel Suslee and husband Joe of Nokomis and Ellen Bitzer of Mobile, Ala.

Kiel, Bernard J.

Funeral Mass for Bernard J. Kiel, brother of Richard Kiel of Farmersville, will be said at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Taylorville, by the Rev. Father John O'Connell. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery, Carlinville. Mr. Kiel, of Taylorville, died Sunday, November 28, 1999, in St. Vincent Memorial Hospital there. He was 82 years old on October 25. He was a retired farmer. He was born in Meppen, a son of John and Caroline Droege Kiel. He married Barbara Cerar in 1953 in Carlinville. She survives. Surviving also are sons, Dr. David Kiel of Taylorville, Thomas Kiel of Alton, James T. Kiel of Elsah; seven grandchildren and two step great grandchildren. Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, is in charge of arrangements.

Kilduff, John

Memorial service for John "Jack" Kilduff, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial of the cremains will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday in the funeral home from 8 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Michael's Catholic School or the American Heart Association. Mr. Kilduff died at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, June 20, 1999, in his home. He was 54 years old on March 20. He was a machinist with Olin Corporation in East St. Louis for more than 20 years, and a member of St. Michael's Church. He was born in Lombard, a son of John H. and Agnes Kosowski Kilduff. Surviving are sisters, Harriet Halpin, Agnes V. Rothgangel, Dorrell Rae, all of Staunton, Margaret Scheller of White City; brothers, Ray Kilduff of Springfield, Robert and Bruno Kilduff of Staunton. Preceding him in death were brothers, Roy and Stanley Kilduff.

Kilduff, Mary Dorrell

Services for Mary Dorrell Kilduff, of Staunton, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Father George Radosevich officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday in the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. Michael's church or school. Miss Kilduff died in Heritage Manor of Staunton at 4:05 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 1998, one day before her 97th birthday. A teacher and author, she retired from the Berwyn school system in 1967, and returned to Staunton. She taught in the Staunton school system for a period of five years, from 1922 to 1927. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church of Staunton, Macoupin County Historical Society and a past president of the National and Illinois Councils for Social Studies. She was born in Staunton, a daughter of Harry and Mary Henderson Kilduff. Surviving are eight nieces and nephews, Ed and Agnes Rothgangel, Estell and Margaret Scheller, Jim and Dorrell Rae, Bob and Kay Kiluff, Bruno and Ruth Kilduff, Ray and Audrey Kilduff, Harriet Halpin and John Kilduff. Preceding her in death were sisters, Jane Heidker, Margaret Kilduff and brothers, James, William and John Kilduff.

Kilpatrick, Helen M.

Helen M. Kilpatrick, grandmother of Roy France of Mt. Olive, died Sunday, April 11, 1999, in Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville. A resident of Beardstown, she was 90 years old on February 12. She was born in Beardstown, a daughter of William Hubert and Maggie May Fessel Williams. Her first husband, Charles Virgil Riley and her second husband, Wilbur "Ike" Leonhard, both preceded her in death. In 1950, she married Emerson L. Kilpatrick; he died in 1985. Two daughters, Phyllis France and Willene Ogilvie also preceded her in death. Surviving besides the grandson in Mt. Olive are three other grandchildren, Rintha Caldwell of Springfield, Richard France and Dana Fischer of Beardstown. Services were held this morning in Beardstown with burial in the city cemetery there.

Kimbro, Brenda

Services for Brenda Kimbro, of Panama, were held at 11 this morning in Perfetti Funeral Home there. The Rev. Linda Peyla officiated. Burial was in Sunnyside Cemetery. Mrs. Kimbro died at 4:35 p.m. Friday, August 27, 1999, in Fair Oaks Nursing Home, Greenville, after an illness of five months. She was 58 years old on December 16. She was the owner and operator of Brenda's Bar in Panama, and a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Panama. She was born in Sorento, a daughter of Lloyd and Blanche Hastings Saathoff, and had resided all of her life in the Sorento and Panama area. Surviving are sons, Greg Saathoff and Gary Kimbro, both of Donnellson; a daughter, Tonya Moore of Panama; brother, Dan Saathoff of Panama; sisters, Vina Houchlei of Sorento, Gail Hancock and Jeanette McGill, both of Panama; and five grandchildren.

Kincaid, Vernon

Services for Vernon Kincaid, father of Paul Kincaid of Litchfield, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the First Assembly of God Church, Carlinville, with the Revs. Greg White, Elmer Chestnut and Harry Hodge officiating. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday in Davis©Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. Mr. Kincaid, of Carlinville, died at 4:13 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998, in Carlinville Hospital. He was 88 years old on May 2. He was a section foreman for the Illinois Transit System before retiring in 1975 after 40 years of service. He was a charter member of the First Assembly of God Church, organized the Grands Group of the church, and served as church superintendent for more than 35 years and as deacon for more than 60 years.He was born in Brushy Mound Township, a son of John W. and Martha Neely Kincaid. He married Ruby V. Fones on November 11, 1931, in Carlinville. She died January 13, 1997. Surviving besides the son are daughters, Betty Roberts of Bethalto, Sharon Sandfort of Carlinville, Judy Cooke of Gillespie, Sandy Crone of Dyersburg, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Other survivors include a daughter in law, Coletta Kincaid of Carlinville. A son, Robert Kincaid, preceded him in death in 1995.

King, Charles Carl

Services for Charles Carl King, of Raymond, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Hough Funeral Home there. Full military rites will be conducted at graveside in St. Raymond Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. Masonic services will be conducted at 8 p.m. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Raymond © Harvel Ambulance Service. Mr. King died at 9:40 p.m. Friday, July 10, 1998, in Heritage Manor of Gillespie. He was 83 years old on June 13. He worked for a grain elevator and was a farmer. He was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Raymond, Morrisonville Lodge 681 A.F.&A.M., Low 12 Club, American Legion Post 299 of Raymond, and a past master of Raymond Lodge 692. He was born in Shelby County, a son of Charles and Cordelia Godwin King. He married Lois M. Miller on November 9, 1945, in Decatur. She survives. Surviving also are a daughter, Sharon Marie King of Godfrey; sisters, Fern Puyear of Bethany, Bea Younker of Pana, June Banning of Decatur. Preceding him in death were one brother and three sisters.

King, Irene M.

Funeral arrangements for Irene M. King, of Litchfield, are pending at Plummer Funeral Home. Mrs. King, 96, died at 8:34 this morning in the Litchfield Health Care Center. Services for Irene May King, of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home with the Rev. Ray Johnson of Union Avenue Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday in the funeral home from noon until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Montgomery West chapter of the American Cancer Society. Mrs. King died at 8:34 a.m. Wednesday, December 15, 1999, in Litchfield Health Care Center. She was 96 years old on October 29. She worked for the Brown Shoe Company for many years. She was active in the VFW Post 3912 Auxiliary, having been president of the post and a district president. Also, she was a member of the Union Avenue Christian Church. She was born and spent most of her life in Litchfield. She married Leo Clayton King in 1919 and he preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Leona Kellenberger of Litchfield; five grandchildren, Donna Uchtman and husband Carl, Ray Kellenberger and wife Janice, Tim King and Varrol King all of Litchfield, mark King and wife Nina of Pawnee; seven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were a son, Verrol King; brother, Tony Buzick; sisters, Gladys Courtway and Mildred; step father, Curly Smith; step brother, Otto Smith and step sister, Ellen Wey. Services for Irene May King, of Litchfield, were held at 1 p.m. Friday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Jay Johnson of the Union Avenue Christian Church officiated. Burial was in Elm Lawn Cemetery. The VFW Post 3912 Auxiliary opened with the service with a tribute to Mrs. King. Pallbearers were Mark King, Tim King, Verrol King, Fred Uchtman and Ron Uchtman. Following the committal service a luncheon was provided for family and friends at the VFW post. Mrs. King, 96, died Wednesday, December 15, in Litchfield HealthCare Center.

King, William (Al)

Services for William "Al" King, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Jacoby © Wise Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, with the Rev. LeRoy Fehnestock officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill City Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to the Bunker Hill Ambulance Service. Mr. King died at 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 1998, in his home at Bunker Hill. He was 71 years old on March 5, and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a truck driver for 30 years before he retired. He was born in Stanley, N.D., a son of William Erza and Lillian Mary Dresser King. He married Lillie Mae Smith on February 27, 1960, in Litchfield. She survives. Surviving also are daughters, Sue Ann Mendoza and husband Bert of San Diego, Calif., Paula Brady of Bunker Hill; sons, Roy King and wife Suzanne of Centralia, Ron King of Bunker Hill, Robert "Jimmy" King of Litchfield, Roger King and wife Tina of Bethalto; 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Kinnikin, Robert E.

Memorial service for Robert E. Kinnikin, of Staunton, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home there with the Rev. Richard Feyen officiating. The remains were cremated. The family will receive friends in the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Mr. Kinnikin died at 7:33 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 1999, in his home. He was 78 years old on June 7, and an Army veteran of World War II. He was a pipefitter at the Arco Refinery in Hartford for 20 years before retiring in 1965. He was a member of the Pipfitters Union 553 of Alton, Staunton VFW Post 1241 and the Disabled American Veterans Association. He was born in Worden, a son of Grover and Cleda Chapman Kinnikin. He married Adele Berg on January 20, 1951, in Carlinville. She survives. Surviving also are a son, Dennis Kinnikin and wife Dawn of East Alton; brother, Kenneth Kinnikin and wife Nancy of Belleville; two grandchildren, Robert and Randall Kinnikin. Others surviving include a sister in law, Edna Kinnikin of Staunton. Preceding him in death were a sister, Dorothy Blume and brothers, Grover, Jr., and Thomas Kinnikin

Kirbach, Sharon K.

Funeral Mass for Sharon K. Kirbach, of Livingston, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, 1998, in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Livingston, by the Rev. Father George Radosevich. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery there. No visitation is planned. The family suggests memorials be directed to the American Lung Association. Lesicko Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Kirbach died at 3:40 p.m. Friday, December 25, 1998, in St. John's Hospital, Springfield. She was 58 years old on August 28. She had resided in Livingston for six years and was a trustee for the village. When she retired in 1986, she had been self©employed as a beauty operator for 15 years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Church of Livingston. She was born in Edinburg, a daughter of Benjamin and Treala Charlene Cagle Strumpher. She married Ronald L. Kirbach on February 14, 1987, in Springfield. He survives. Surviving also are daughters, Cindy Smith of Chatham, Lisa Pfeiffer and husband Ben of Mt. Olive, Michelle "Mickey" Pfeiffer and husband Mike of Mt. Olive; sisters, Karen Bell of Louisville, Ky., and Robbie Sutton and husband Jerry of Edinburg; brothers, Chuck Housel and wife Jo Ann of Louisville, Ky., Gary Housel and wife Linda of Glenville, Pa.; and five grandchildren, Amber and Luke Smith, Adam and Jarrod Kilduff and John Bruch.

Kircher, Ralph C.

Services for Ralph C. Kircher, father of Tim Kircher of Raymond, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Williamson Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Pittsfield. Friends may cll from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the funeral home. The family suggests memorials be directed to St. John's Hospice. Mr. Kircher, of Jacksonville, died Monday, August 24, 1998, in St. John's North, Springfield. He was 68 years old on February 5. He worked for Kraft Foods for more than 33 years before he retired. He was born in Griggsville, a son of Fred and Edna Hornbeck Kircher. He married Esther Chamberlain in 1950 in Arkansas. She survives. Surviving besides the son in Raymond, Tim and wife Debbie, are sons, Doug Kircher and wife Lisa of Jacksonville and Phillip Kircher and wife Joan of Springfield; a sister, Constance Athey and husband Charles of Sullivan; and three grandchildren.

Kirchner, Neil W.

Neil William Kirchner, father of Terrisa Kirchner of Fillmore, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 17, 1999, in Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla. He was 65 years old on August 24. He was born in Washington, Mo., a son of William and Ethel Kirchner, graduated from Granite City High School in the class of 1952, and joined the military, serving both in the Navy and the Air Force. He most recently resided in Quatalara, Mexico. Surviving besides the daughter in Fillmore are sons, Ted and Tony Kirchner of Florida, Tim Kirchner of Arizona; his mtoher, Ethel Reed of Ramsey; brother, Gene Kirchner of Maryland; and nine grandchildren.

Kirk, William S.

Graveside service for William S. "Bill " Kirk, formerly of Farmersville, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Macoupin Creek Cemetery of rural Farmersville with Rev. Leon Swigart officiating. Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Girard, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Kirk died Thursday, July 1, 1999, in Pleasant Hill Village, Girard. He was 98 years old on Octdober 23. He was a beekeeper until he retired in 1989. He was born in Farmersville, a son of William and Hester Brubaker Kirk. A sister, Hester Kirk of Girard, survives.

Kish, Jr., Andrew James

Andrew James Kish, Jr., formerly of the Walshville and Mt. Olive areas, died Saturday, December 12, 1998, in Santa Teresa Kaiser Hopital, San Jose, Calif. He was 64 years old last December 24. He was a metallurgial engineer for Lockheed©Martin in Sunnyvale, Calif., and a graduate of the University of Illinois and Mt. Olive High School. He was a son of Andrew and Anna Cervanak Kish. Surviving are his wife, the former Judy Castleman; daughter, Kathy Finnegan of Tucson; sisters, Leona Riecan of University Place, Wash., Eleanor Svetlik and Mary Petrunich, both of Springfield; brother, Edward Kish of Yakima, Wash.; and two grandsons. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday in Santa Teresa Catholic Church in San Jose. Private graveside services will be held Thursday in Calvary Cemetery, Edwardsville, with the Kassly Funeral Home, Collinsville, in charge of arrangements.

Kissell, Maralyn P.

Services for Maralyn Priscella Kissell, formerly of Litchfield, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery. Friends may call in the funeral home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The family suggests memorials be directed to Mooseheart Children's Home. Mrs. Kissell, of Benld, died at 9:10 a.m. Thursday, March 18, 1999, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield. She was 78 years old on August 22. She worked for the Iowa State Hospital as an LPN. She attended two years of nursing school after graduating from high school. She was a member of Women of the Moose Chapter 581 in Litchfield. She was born in Eau Claire, Wis., a daughter of Albert and Esther Johnson Shaw. She married James Everett Kissell on December 17, 1959, in Mississippi; he died January 25, 1991. Surviving are daughters, Pat Cox and husband Rick of Mt. Olive, Mary Wayman of Benld, Jamie Kissell of Gillespie; six grandchildren, Cassandra Hancock, Ted Hopper Jr., Ben Harrison, Sara Jacobs, Tara Kissell, all of Gillespie, and Tyler J. Kissell of Benld; and seven great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were sisters, Margaret Vyse and Irene Carstens. Services for Maralyn Priscella Kissell, formerly of Litchfield, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Plummer Funeral Home. Rev. Paul Lellilid of the Trinity Lutheran Church in rural Litchfield officiated. Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery. Musical selections for the service were "How Great Thou Art," "Mansion over the Hilltop" and "In the Garden." Pallbearers were Mark Hancock, Ben Harrison, Ted Hopper Jr., David Johnson, Randy Jones and Charlie Wayman. Mrs. Kissell, 78 of Benld, died Thursday, March 18, in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.


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