Clifford Curry Womack, 93, of Du Quoin, formerly of South Beloit, died
at 7 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 1996 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Mr. Womack was born November 27, 1902 in Oldtown, Kentucky, the son
of Benjamin Ward and Gertrude (Curry) Womack. He married Myrtle Meta Korb
on May 31, 1924 in Clinton, Wisconsin. She preceded him in death on June
20, 1994. He was an electrician at Gardener Machine Company, retiring in
1968. He was a 50-year member of Freeport Consistory and a 32nd degree
Mason. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Du Quoin and a regular
visitor at the Gold Plate.
Survivors include two daughters, Diana Womack-Walters and husband David
of Du Quoin, and Merea Johanssan and husband Preben of Fort Walton Beach,
Fl.; a son-in-law, Robert Hessenberger of St. Anne, Ill.; six grandchildren,
Kevin (Penny) Schultz of Milton, Wis., Robert (Stella) Hessenberger of
Steamboat Springs, Colo., Linda (Bill) Linn of Bourbonnais, Christine (Monty)
Gray of Lebanon, Mo., Raymond S. Linzee IV and Wendee Womack-Linzee, both
of Du Quoin; eight great-grandchildren, Allison and MacKenzie Schultz,
Andraea and Nicholas Hessenberger, Brett and Jessica Linn, Amanda Gray
and Talion Dane Linzee. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife,
siblings, daughter Mabel Hessenberger and grandson Marc Schultz.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, 1996
at Bethel Lutheran Church in Du Quoin with Rev. Timothy Mech officiating.
Friends may call at the church from 1:30 p.m. until time of services. Interment
will be in the Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens in South Beloit. Searby Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran
Evelyn Pearl Thomas
Evelyn Pearl Thomas, 80, of Royalton died at 11:45 a.m. on Friday,
October 11, 1996 at her home.
Mrs. Thomas was born May 15, 1996 in Royalton, the daughter of George
Matthew and Iva Bell (Gladden) Walden. She married James Cullman Thomas
on October 12, 1935 in Royalton, and he preceded her in death on August
7, 1992. She was a homemaker and a member of the Royalton United Methodist
Church and Senior Citizens.
Survivors include a three daughters, Sharon Pinkerton of Royalton,
Marie Broshears and husband James of Royalton, and Peggy Carpenter and
husband Don of Zeigler; four grandchildren, Mick Pinkerton of Hurst, Angie
Webb of Royalton, Donnie Carpenter of Zeigler and Amy Furlow of Christopher;
two great-granddaughters, Jessica Webb and Courtney Webb of Royalton; and
two brothers, Roy Walden of Marseilles and Lawrence Walden of Marion. She
was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Barbara Jean Thomas, sisters
Emma Parrish, Arla Ray and Clova Ross, and brothers Raymond, Fred and Jean
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 1996 at
the United Methodist Church in Royalton. Interment was in Miner's Cemetery
in Royalton. Vantrease Funeral Home in Royalton was in charge of arrangement.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church building fund.
Albert W. Pursell
Albert W. Pursell, 63, of Pinckneyville died on Friday evening, October
11, 1996 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis.
Mr. Pursell was born October 22, 1912 in Pinckneyville, the son of
Perry and Lena (Birkner) Pursell. He married Florence Mildred Kelley on
October 31, 1934 in Anna, and she survives. He was retired from the My-T-Fine
Pudding factory after 21 years and was previously employed at Pyramid Coal
Mine in Pinckneyville and Swift Packing Company in East St. Louis. He was
a lifelong resident of Pinckneyville and a member of the First Baptist
Survivors include his wife, Florence of Pinckneyville; a son, Albert
E. Pursell and wife Ferol of Waseca, Wis.; a daughter, Janice Eckols and
husband Don of Pinckneyville; a brother, Grayell Pursell of Pinckneyville;
three sisters, Myrna Buckner, Elizabeth Trefts and Hazel Miller, all of
St. Louis; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded
in death by his parents, brothers Leonard and Arthur L. and a sister, Bessie
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 15, 1996
at the First Baptist Church in Pinckneyville with Dr. William C. Rook officiating.
Friends may call from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Monday and from 8 a.m. to 9:30
a.m. Tuesday at the Pyatt Funeral Home or after 10 a.m. at the church.
Interment will be in Mueller Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the
First Baptist Church of Pinckneyville or the Mary Kuykendall Carpenter
Heart Fund Memorial.
Kermit J. Rheinecker
Kermit J. Rheinecker, 81, of Pinckneyville died on Tuesday morning,
October 8, 1996 in Pinckneyville Community Hospital.
Mr. Rheinecker was born October 15, 1914 in Pinckneyville, the son
of Benjamin and Frances (Eisenhauer) Rheinecker. He married Lydia Marie
Lunneman on May 10, 1938, and she preceded him in death on June 19, 1978.
He was a lifelong resident of the Pinckneyville area and worked as a farmer
and insurance adjuster for Randolph Mutual. He served as a director for
Randolph Mutual for 42 years, was a member of the Pinckneyville High School
Board for 12 years, school board member on Consolidated #205 school for
13 years, treasurer of the Perry County Fair Board for over 20 years, a
member of the Trico Lions Club and an avid Pinckneyville basketball fan.
Survivors include three sons, Don Rheinecker and wife Ann Beth of Sparta,
Ralph Rheinecker and wife Karen of Percy, and Tom Rheinecker and wife Janet
of Cutler; a sister, Cecilia Welsch of Pinckneyville; ten grandchildren
and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by a dear friend, Juanita
Miller. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Armin and
infant son James.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, 1996
at Pyatt Funeral Home with Rev. John Venegoni officiating. Friends may
call from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral
home. Interment will be in St. Bruno Cemetery. Memorials may be made to
the Pinckneyville High School Athletic Program.
Earl Gossman, 85, of Pinckneyville died on Tuesday, October 8, 1996
at Pinckneyville Community Hospital.
Mr. Gossman was born October 24, 1910 in Pinckneyville, the son of
Fred J. and Josephine (Dintelman) Gossman. He married M. Luella Elledge
in November, 1929, and she preceded him in death on September 2, 1960.
He later married Dorliss Stickels and she also preceded him in death. He
was a retired coal miner and a member of Sr. Paul's United Church of Christ,
the United Mine Workers of America, Eagles Lodge, and the Moose Lodge.
Survivors include a daughter, Mary Coburn and husband Tom of Lockport;
a son, Mervin Gossman of Dupo; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Vera Linze and Geraldine Erwin, both of Pinckneyville; and
a cousin and special friend, Helen Hertel of Tamaroa. He was preceded in
death by his parents, wives, brothers William "Bud" Gossman and Fred Gossman,
and a sister, Edna Rice.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, 1996
at Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville. Friends may call from 6 p.m. to
9 p.m. Wednesday and after 8 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment
will be in Mueller Hill Cemetery.
George R. Blair
George R. Blair, age 90, of Cutler,
died in the Pinckneyville Community Hospital Skilled Care Unit on Thursday,
February 11 at 3:18 p.m.
George was born on April 2, 1908 in
Perry County, the son of William R. and Martha J. (Robb) Blair. He
married Floy D. Dempsey on October 28, 1933 in Jackson, MO and she preceded
him in death on January 30, 1998. George worked as a Mechanic and
Farmer in the Cutler area and was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian
Church of Cutler.
Survivors include one son, George Robert
Blair and wife Brenda of Powhatan, VA; two daughters, Inez Jane Pryer and
husband Earl of Cutler and Cynthia Simmons and Burnell of Manteno; nine
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife,
parents; three sisters, Helen Montieth, Marquarite Brown and Ruth Blair
and two brothers, Walter R. Blair and William Harvey Blair.
Funeral services were held on Monday,
February 15, 1999 at the Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville at 11:00 a.m.
with Rev. Tim Blair officiating. Interment was in the Cutler Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Mary Kuykendall
Carpenter Heart Fund.
Rebecca Dober -
Rebecca Dober, 83, of Tamaroa, passed
away at 6:04 p.m. Tuesday, February 2, 1999 at the Marshall Browning Hospital
in DuQuoin. Mrs. Dober was a homemaker and a Baptist.
She was born May 13, 1915 in Scheller,
the daughter of Harvey Harlan and Sarah (Wynn) Moore. She married
Clarence Dober on November 7, 1935 at Pinckneyville and he survives.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence
of Tamaroa and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
four sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services were Friday, February
5, 1999 at 2:00 p.m. at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa with Bob Miller
Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m.
Thursday at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa.
Interment was in the Paradise Cemetery
Friends may make memorials to the Paradise
Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Leroy F. Eisenhauer -
Leroy F. Eisenhauer, age 79, of Vergennes,
formerly of Pinckneyville, passed away Monday, February 8, 1999 at 12:25
a.m. in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Leroy was born on December 25, 1919
in Jackson County, the son of Ed and Lena E. (Hanke) Eisenhauer.
He was of the Christian faith and worked for many years at Barber Sawmill
Survivors include two brothers, Edgar
Eisenhauer of DuQuoin and Billie Eisenhauer and wife Patricia of Vergennes;
several nieces, nephews and other relatives and two very special friends,
Jim and Barbara Gooden. He was preceded in death by his parents and
a sister-in-law, Mildred Eisenhauer.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday,
February 9 at 11:00 a.m. in the McElvain Cemetery in rural DuQuoin.
Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville
was entrusted with the arrangements.
Richard Harold Heisler -
Richard Harold Heisler, 53, of Longmont,
CO, passed away Monday February 22, 1999 in Longmont, CO.
Mr. Heisler worked in Plant Maintenance
and General Foods, was a member of Christ congregational Church in Longmont,
CO, Masonic Lodge #389 and Moose Lodge #802, both in Kankakee, IL.
He was a US Air Force veteran.
He was born November 10, 1945 in Pinckneyville,
the son of Harold Neil Heisler and Jewel (Mayer) Heisler Loos.
Surviving are one daughter, Brenda Heisler
of Kankakee, IL; his mother, Jewel Heisler Loos of Longmont, CO; one brother,
Martin Heisler of Cabery, IL; three sisters, Mollie Hurst and Cathy Dalpra,
both of Longmont, CO and Henrietta Illig of Zephyrhills, FL and two grandchildren,
Cortney Heisler and Kayla Cooper.
Funeral services were held Friday, March
5 at 2 p.m. at Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mark Binder officiating.
Interment was in Elkville Cemetery in Elkville.
Memorials may be made to Family Wishes.
Argola Jackson -
Argola Jackson, 84, of DuQuoin, passed
away Thursday, February 25, 1999 at 7:20 p.m. in Jackson County Nursing
Home in Murphysboro.
Mrs. Jackson was a tavern owner and
a member of AME Zion Church in DuQuoin.
She was born February 25, 1915 in DuQuoin,
the daughter of Willi and Lovie (Baxter) Woods. She married Robert
Jackson, who survives.
Also surviving are two brothers, Albert
Woods of DuQuoin and Walter Woods of DuQuoin.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services were held Saturday,
March 6 at 1:00 p.m. at Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel with Rev. John Baker
and Rev. Dr. Freddie Banks officiating. Interment was in the IOOF
Cemetery in DuQuoin.
Robert Kohlenberg -
Robert Kohlenberg, 71, of Indianapolis,
IN, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 1999. He was an accountant.
Mr. Kohlenberg is survived by his wife,
Theresa Bergmann Kohlenberg, formerly of DuQuoin and two children, Dana
Van Ness and Paul Kohlenberg.
Memorial services will be held at a
Audrey Jane Lashbrook -
Audrey Jane Lashbrook, 71, formerly
of Elkville, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 1999 in New Port Richey,
Mrs. Lashbrook worked as a motel
manager. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in DuQuoin, Women
of the Moose and AARP.
She was born March 29, 1927 in
Nason, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Blanche (Holmes) Spiller. She
was the wife of George E. Lashbrook. He preceded her in death.
Survivors are one son, Lonnie
J. Stroud of Corvallis, OR; two daughters, Linda J. Johnson-Averbect of
New Port Richey, FL and Leona K. Mattei of Seattle, WA and one brother,
William Spiller of Elkville.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, husband and one brother.
Funeral services were Saturday,
February 27, 1999 at the Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel with Rev. Tim Pearce
officiating. Interment was in Hallidayboro Cemetery in Hallidayboro,
Memorials may be made to the American
Heart Association or the American Lung Association.
Charles E. Peters -
Charles E. Peters, 84, of Christopher,
passed away Tuesday, February 9, 1999 at Fair Acres Nursing Home in DuQuoin.
Mr. Peters was a retired office clerk for Hoe Supply in Christopher.
He was born March 24, 1914 in Tilden,
the son of Fred and Stella (Monteith) Peters. He married Lorain E.
Park on April 15, 1933 in Vienna and she survives.
Also surviving are his daughter, Sharon
R. Dollus of DuQuoin and two sisters, Maxine Norris of Sun City, CA and
Wilma Ryan of Marietta, GA.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
one son, Charles Richard Peters and one daughter, Karen Sue Toigo.
Funeral services were Saturday, February
13, 1999 at 11 a.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Rev. Jerry
Interment was in Harrison Cemetery in
John Alan Pierce -
John Alan Pierce, 28, of DuQuoin, passed
away at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 14, 1999 at the VA Hospital in Marion
after a one and a half year battle with lung cancer.
John was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving
as an electronics technician on the USS San Juan 751 Submarine.
He was a member of the First Baptist
Church of DuQuoin and DuQuoin American Legion Post 647. John was
a 1988 graduate of DuQuoin High School.
He was born October 5, 1970 at DuQuoin,
the son of Scotty and Carolyn (Gillis) Pierce.
He is survived by his parents of DuQuoin;
two brothers, David Pierce and wife Robin of Tamaroa and Jay Pierce of
DuQuoin; one sister, Nancy Havens and husband David of DuQuoin; maternal
grandmother, Josephine Gillis of DuQuoin; paternal grandmother, Catherine
Pierce of DuQuoin; three nieces and two nephews, Kristen, Melissa, Devon,
Ian and Whitney and his special buddy, Moe.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents,
Ruth Doerr, James Pierce and Willard Gillis.
Funeral services were Saturday, February
20 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in DuQuoin with Rev. Bob Dickerson
officiating.Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park. Military graveside
rites will be conducted by the DuQuoin American Legion Post 647.
Friends may make memorials to Lung Cancer
Research or the First Baptist Church of DuQuoin and will be accepted at
the funeral home.
William Roy Terry -
William Roy Terry, age 97, of Pinckneyville,
passed away Sunday, February 21, 1999 at 8:57 p.m. in the Pinckneyville
Roy was born in Sunfield on December
14, 1901, the son of Will and Cora (Taylor) Terry. He married Marcella
Ritter on April 2, 1923 in Murphysboro and she survives. He started
work as a coal miner at the age of fourteen and worked in numerous area
mines. He was a member of the Beaucoup Baptist Church in Pinckneyville,
the UMWA, was a horse trainer and was a member of the Horseman’s Protection
and Benevolent Association.
Survivors include his wife, Marcell
of Pinckneyville; one son, Kenneth Terry and wife Dolores of Pinckeyville;
two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild;
seven nieces; five nephews and a sister-in-law, Lucille Terry of DuQuoin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brother; three
sisters and a son, Bob, who was killed during World War II.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday,
February 24, 1999 at 11:00 a.m. in the Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville
with Reverend James O. Mathenia officiating. Interment was in the
Mueller Hill Cemetery in Pinckneyville.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s
William R. “Bill” Furlow
William R. “Bill” Furlow, 55, of Vergennes,
passed away at 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, 1999 at his residence.
Bill was a construction heavy equipment
operator. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Valier.
He was a member of Local 738 Laborer’s Union.
He was born September 8, 1943 at Christopher,
the son of William Paul and Beatrice (Shadowens) Furlow.
He is survived by very dear friends
Robin and Jacob Irvin of Vergennes; one daughter, Penny Brandalise of Sesser;
two sons, William R. Furlow, Jr. of Conway, Ark. and John P. Furlow of
Sesser; one sister, Paula F. Hopkins of Benton; six grandchildren and nieces
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were Saturday, April
24 at 10:00 a.m. at the Searby Funeral Home in DuQuoin wiht Rev. Woody
Interment was in the Denning Cemetery
at West Frankfort.
Friends may make memorials to the TIP
Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Sharon Wiggins, wife of
Steve Wiggins, (formerly of DuQuoin) died in her home on Saturday morning,
May 15, 1999. She was 50 years old at the time of her death.
Sharon was one of five siblings born
to Bernard and Mary (Verbal) Prowell of Murphysboro. Her siblings
include her brother, Tom Prowell of Murphysboro and three sisters, Janice
Dysart, Nancy Baggett both of Murphysboro and her youngest sister, Dee
Dee Sorenson of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Sharon will be greatly missed by her
children, Alisa Eaton of Murphysboro and Ronald Eaton of Phoenix, Arizona
and her grandchildren, Bryar Eaton and Rachael Yearian, also of Murphysboro.
A memorial service in Sharon’s honor
was held on Monday, May 17, 1999 at Pettet Funeral Home in Murphysboro
with Rev. Charles Allen officiating.
Friends are welcome to offer their condolences
to Steve and Sharon’s family by contacting their home at 402 North Street,
Murphysboro, IL 62966.
Mary Arganbright passed away at 9:18
a.m. Sunday, June 20, 1999 at Manor Care Health Services in Decatur. The
daughter of the late G.W. & Constance (Hiller) Allen of Du Quoin, Mary
Arganbright was a sister to the late Virginia Croessman of Du Quoin and
Eugene Allen of Colorado Springs.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Wednesday
at Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home.
Graveside service was at 3 p.m. Wednesday
in Sunset Memorial Park in Du Quoin.
The family suggests that memorials be
made to the Decatur Memorial Hospital Hospice Program.
Mrs. Arganbright was a member of the
Central Christian Church and was a graduate of Mac Murray College. She
married Dr. Ray Arganbright November 6, 1947.
Survivors include her husband; daughters
Jane Pifer of Signal Mt., TN., Jean Long of Galesburg, Ill. and Barbara
Blanton of Dunlap, Ill. and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
one son Joseph Arganbright and a grandson, Jonathon Pifer.
Edna Dorothy Conley
Edna Dorothy Conley, 79, of Steeleville,
passed away at 7:20 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 1999 at Sparta Community Hospital.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Conley was born Tuesday, January
6, 1920 at DuQuoin, the daughter of Jacob Neville and Matilda Stanley.
She married Lawrence Conley on August 17, 1940 at Cape Girardeau, MO and
he preceded her in death on January 7, 1968.
Surviving are two daughters, Donna and
Harold Frederking of Steeleville and Dorothy Adcock of DuQuoin; two sons,
Lawrence E. and Marsha Conley of Elkville and Clarence W. Conley of DuQuoin;
12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in
death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters, one granddaughter, one
grandson and one great-grandson.
Funeral services were Monday, June 7
at 1 p.m. at Paradise Cemetery in Steeleville with Rev. Billy D. Pendergrass
officiating. Interment was in Paradise Cemetery in Steeleville.
Leslie E. Cook
Leslie E. Cook, 76, of DuQuoin, passed
away at 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at his residence.
Leslie was a retired self-employed trucker.
He was a US Navy Veteran of WW II. He was a life member of the DuQuoin
VFW Post 513 and a member of the DuQuoin Oddfellows Lodge.
He was born March 10, 1923 at DuQuoin,
the son of William C. and Della May (Triplett) Cook. He married Hilda
M. Palmer on October 27, 1946 at Morganfield, KY and she survives.
He is survived by his wife of DuQuoin;
brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents,
five brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were Thursday, June
24, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the Searby Funeral Home in DuQuoin with Rev.
Wallace Watson officiating.
Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park.
Military Graveside rites were conducted
by the DuQuoin VFW Post 513.
Annabelle O. Eisenhauer
Annabelle O. Eisenhauer, 76, of Pinckneyville,
passed away at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, June 13, 1999 at the Pinckneyville Community
Annabelle had been employed by Wilson
Home Furnishing of Coulterville as a seamstress since 1967. She was
a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church in Pinckneyville. She was an
avid golfer and former member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
She was born August 27, 1922 at Pinckneyville,
the daughter of Thomas and Eva (Hepp) Owens. She married Robert M.
Eisenhauer on May 1, 1946 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in DuQuoin.
He passed away August 17, 1970.
She is survived by two sons, Mike Eisenhauer
and wife Joyce of Herrin and Danny Eisenhauer and wife Janet of Elkville;
one sister, Virginia Schneider of DuQuoin; one sister-in-law, Rita Martin
of DuQuoin; grandchildren, Mandy Eisenhauer of Elkville and fiancé
Mark Maple of Springfield; Katie Eisenhauer, Daniel Eisenhauer and Gabrielle
Eisenhauer, all of Elkville, Dana of Indiana, Kristi and Scott Bolen of
Herrin, Lori Eisenhauer and fiancé Scott Ellis of Herrin and Ashley
Eisenhauer of Hollywood, CA and four great-grandchildren, Trevor and Kiefer
Bolen of Herrin and Tyler and Anthony of Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
husband, one son, Charles Thomas Eisenhauer and one sister, Golda Self.
Funeral services were held Wednesday,
June 16, 1999 at 10 a.m. at the Searby Funeral Home in DuQuoin with Fr.
Jim Null officiating.
Interment wias in the Sacred Heart Cemetery
Friends may make memorials to the Organ
Donor Foundation or to the Leukemia Foundation and will be accepted at
the funeral home.
Golda Mae Cox
Golda Mae Cox, 80, of Carterville,
passed away Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 1:45 a.m. at her home.
Mrs. Cox was born June 6, 1919 in Williamson
County, the daughter of Minus Laffoon and Rachel Payne. She married
Loyd Cox on October 31, 1934 in Williamson County and he preceded her in
death in October 1976.
Golda was a homemaker and retired in
1985 from the Olin Corporation after 15 years of service. She also
was a member of the Cottage Home Baptist Church. Golda enjoyed quilting
and working with crafts. Golda enjoyed doing things for her family,
neighbors and friends.
Surviving are five daughters, Florence
and Richard Spiller of Elkville, Linda Merrell of Carterville, Carol and
Crandle Groves of Carbondale, Yvonne and Daryl McGlashen of Brenham, TX
and Sandra and JIm Gawlik of Charleston, SC; one son, James T. and Vicki
Cox of Houston, TX; two sisters-in-law, Lola Caliper of Colp and Jerri
Laffoon of Carterville; 20 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson
and many caring nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents;
husband; one son, Lloyd Cox; two grandsons, Eric Morris and Harold Bush;
two brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were held Tuesday,
June 22 at 10 a.m. at Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville with
Rev. Dorothy Cook officiating. Interment was in DeSoto City Cemetery.