Miscellaneous Perry County, Illinois Obituaries

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Dow Eugene “Beno” Dunn
Dow Eugene “Beno” Dunn passed away June 14, 1999 at Rush Copely Medical Center in Aurora, IL after a short illness.
He was born September 14, 1942 to Norma Kiehna (Dunn) and Dow Dunn. He grew up in the home of August and Alma Kiehna, his grandparents, and moved to the Aurora area after high school. He served in the Army for several years. He was a welder by trade.
He is survived in the DuQuoin area by uncles, Dian and Jim Keihna who always considered him a brother.
Burial was at Mueller Hill Cemetery in Pinckneyville on June 29, 1999.

George W. Engelhardt
George W. Engelhardt, age 80, of Pinckneyville, passed away Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 3:10 a.m. in the Pinckneyville Community Hospital Skilled Care Unit.
George was born in Perry County on June 5, 1919, the son of Conrad and Emma C. (Bender) Engelhardt. He married Irma Koen on February 23, 1946 in Pinckneyville and she survives. He was a graduate of Pinckneyville Community High School Class of 1937, a veteran of WW II, serving with the US Navy, a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pinckneyville, a member of the Pinckneyville Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years, a member of Perry County ASC and a member of the Presswood-Daffron American Legion Post #2504 of Pinckneyville.
Survivors include his wife, Irma of Pinckneyville; two sons, Roger of Elkhorn, WI and Robert of Pinckneyville; two daughters, Judy Hastings and husband Alan and Betty Heisner and husband Don, all of Pinckneyville; four grandchildren, Blaine and Brooke Heisner and Michelle and Cory Hastings. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anna Loos and Edith Miller and two grandchildren, Heather and Matthew.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ with Rev. Mark Binder officiating. Interment was in Mueller Hill Cemetery, Pinckneyville.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

John Emery Farthing
John Emery Farthing, 84, of Tamaroa, passed away Friday, June 18, 1999 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis.
Mr. Farthing was a farmer and a railroad trackman. He belonged to Nine Mile Baptist Church in Tamaroa.
He was born February 9, 1915 at Poplar Bluff, MO, the son of Herman and Mary (Nunley) Farthing. He married Lois Irene Gant on June 13, 1934 in Perry County and she survives.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Farthing of Tamaroa; one daughter and son-in-law, Alice and William Rodewald of Mattoon; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter and son-in-law, Beulah and Bob Huffstutler; eight sisters; four brothers; one granddaughter; one great-grandson and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. at Nine Mile Baptist Church in Tamaroa with Rev. Shaw DeMent and Rev. James Orrick officiating.
Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park in DuQuoin.

Margaret Hester Fischer
Margaret Hester Fischer, 80, of DuQuoin, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 8:50 p.m. at Fair Acres Nursing Home in DuQuoin.
Mrs. Fischer was a homemaker and a member of Old DuQuoin Baptist Church.
She was born December 28, 1918 at DuQuoin, the daughter of Eli and Annie (Cook) Smith. She married Harry Fischer on September 22, 1940 in St. Louis, MO and he preceded her in death in January of 1962.
Surviving are two sons, Phillip Fischer and wife JoAnn of DuQuoin and Tommy Fischer of DuQuoin; two daughters, Sally Baranowksi and husband Norman of Henderson, WV and Cathy McClanahan of DuQuoin; one sister, Anna Shaw of DuQuoin; three grandchildren, Andrea Lee Fischer of Bloomington, Phillip Bruce Fischer II of DuQuoin and Nancy Ann McClanahan of DuQuoin and two great-grandchildren, Summer Madison Fischer of DuQuoin and Marcus A. Marshall of DuQuoin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers and four sisters.
Graveside funeral services were held Friday, June 25 at 10 a.m. at Old DuQuoin Cemetery with Rev. Bob Dickerson officiating. Burial followed.
Neal-McClure Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Golda (Moore) Carter Ford
Golda (Moore) Carter Ford, 87, of Dowell, passed away Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 7:43 p.m. in Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin.
Mrs. Ford was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and worked in the kitchen at DuQuoin Packing House.
She was born November 20, 1911 in Old DuQuoin, the daughter of John A. and Polly J. (Ferguson) Moore. She married Lawrence Carter in 1928 at Perryville, MO and he preceded her in death in 1957. She then married James T. Ford in 1959 in Jackson County and he preceded her in death in 1991.
Surviving are one son, Larry Carter and wife Barbara of DuQuoin; one daughter, Beverly Sutton of Dowell; one sister, Patricia Schroeder of St. Charles, MO; nine grandchildren, Lucinda and Joe Tucker of St. Charles, MO, Lawrence and Paula Carter of Texas, LeeAnn and Terry Bridges of Fairview Heights, Dennis and Sharon Buck of Chapmanville, WV, Richard and Rose Buck of DuQuoin, Russell and Laura Sutton of Pinckneyville, Kerry and Stacy Maguire of Belleville, Daniel Carter of Edwardsville, IL and David Carter, who is in the U.S. Navy; 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husband, one son, three brothers, three sisters and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday June 21 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church with Rev. Christopher Esget officiating.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church.

Sidney Charles Foster
Sidney Charles Foster, 83, of DuQuoin, passed away Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 9:18 p.m. at Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin.
Mr. Foster was born August 24, 1915 in Perry County, the son of Charles and Lueena (Rushing) Foster. He married Geneva Keene on January 28, 1940 at St. Charles, MO and she survives.
Mr. Foster was retired from DuQuoin Machine Works in 1980 and had worked for Freeman United Coal. He was a member of First Baptist Church in DuQuoin. He was a member of the Mason Lodge for 55 years and a member of Angler Sunday School.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva Foster of DuQuoin; mother Lueena Foster of DuQuoin; one sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Clifford Stone of Pinckneyville and nieces and nephews, Larry Stone, Jerry Stone, Amanda Berry, Don Carrol and Donna Reed.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Lueena Stahlheber.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 15 at 11 a.m at Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel with Rev. Rob Mathis officiating.
Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Pinckneyville.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Elevator Fund.

Beulah E. Gossett
Beulah E. Gossett, age 94, of Pinckneyville, died in the Pinckneyville Community Hospital Skilled Care Unit on June 22, 1999 at 4:06 p.m.
Beulah was born in Ashley on November 3, 1904, the daughter of James Wiley Hicks and Anna Catherine (Brown) Hicks. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Pinckneyville.
Survivors include three sons, James H. Priest and wife Jane of Storrs, CT, Tommy Gossett and wife Kathy of Nashville, TN and Paul E. Gossett of San Diego, CA; one sister, Stella Addison of Carterville; seven grandchildren, Jackie Rackle of Wethersfield, CT, Wayne Priest of Ashford, CT, Denton May, Justin Mayo, Todd Mayo, Griffin Mayo and Katie Mayo, all of Nashville, TN; four great-grandchildren, Dennis Rackle, Jennifer Rackle, Megan Priest and Liza Priest; one niece, Leona Dempsey and one nephew, Kenneth Hicks, both of Pinckneyville.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Harry William Priest and O.L. Gossett and a brother, Nelson Hicks.
Funeral services were held on Friday, June 25 at the First Baptist Church in Pinckneyville at 11 a.m. with Rev. James Bush officiating. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery in Pinckneyville.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Pinckneyville.

Dorothy Dee Gray
Dorothy Dee Gray, age 75, of Pinckneyville, died in the St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO on Saturday, June 26, 1999.
Dorothy was born on October 23, 1923 in Harrisburg, the daughter of William and Helen (Jackson) Threet. She worked as a nurse’s aid at the St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. She had been living in Pinckneyville since 1992.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Janice Rennison of Pinckneyville; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jack Threet of Peoria, William Threet of El Cajon, CA and Harold Threet of Hot Springs Village, AR and two sisters, Phyllis McCollum and Sandra Moldenhauer, both of Peoria.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four sisters, Norma McClain, Thelma Cathcart and two in infancy.
Funeral services were held on Monday, June 28 in the Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville at 1 p.m. with Rev. Duane Bolinger officiating. Interment will be in the Trammel Cemetery in Stonefort, IL.
Visitation was held on Monday at the Pyatt Funeral Home from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Memorials may be made to the family of Dorothy Dee Gray.

Louise Harkins
Louise Harkins, 71, of Carbondale, formerly of DuQuoin, passed away at 11:28 a.m. Sunday, June 6, 1999 at the Abbey of Carbondale. She had lived in Carbondale since 1962.
She was born May 2, 1928 at Ullin, the daughter of John Hagler and Ida McBride. She married Milton Harkins at Cairo, IL on April 14, 1946 and he preceded her in death on August 17, 1982.
She was a retired Dietary Aide at Southern Manner Nursing Home and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Hallidayboro. She was a former member of Daughters of Isis in Cairo, IL and the Eastern Star of Carbondale, IL.
Surviving are two daughters, Viola McIver of Washington D.C. and Jackie Harkins of Lockport, IL; six grandchildren, Tyra Passmore, Kimberly Passmore, Shannon Harkins, Lamont Harkins, Damon Harkins and Scott Baxter; three sisters, Ernestine Burrage of Durham, NC, Geraldine McDaniel of California and Mary Shaw of Wisconsin; three brothers, Rubin Newman of New York and Leroy Newman and Lloyd Newman, both of Kansas City, MO; a brother and sister-in-law, Ben and Irene Harkins of Harvey, IL; a brother-in-law, Roscoe Harkins of Indianapolis and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one daughter.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 11 at 12:00 Noon at Maxton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert James officiating. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery in DuQuoin.

Bobby Gene Harris, Sr.
Bobby Gene Harris, Sr., 48, of Sesser, passed away Monday, June 14, 1999 at 6:10 a.m. at his home.
He was a Coal Miner. He was of the Baptist Faith and a member of the DuQuoin American Legion.
Mr. Harris was born March 23, 1951 at DuQuoin, the son of neal Franklin and Louise (Swallers) Harris. He married Cindy Flint on November 6, 1971 at DuQuoin.
He is survived by his wife, Cindy Harris of Benton; two sons, Bobby G. Harris, Jr. of Benton and Shawn Harris of Sesser; three brothers, Neal Franklin Harris, Jr. of DuQuoin, Danny Joe Harris of Dowell and Jerry Wayne Harris of Georgia; one sister, Betty Rose Harris of Saudi Arabia and one grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Shane.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mark Miner officiating.
Interment was in the Old DuQuoin Cemetery.

Raymond C. Jones
Raymond C. Jones, 70, of DuQuoin, passed away at 6:12 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, 1999 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Jones was a security guard for General Tire. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the DuQuoin Friendship Club. He was of the Catholic faith.
Raymond was born July 20, 1928 at Coulterville, the son of Casey and Mamie Elizabeth (Manning) Jones. He married Della Hall on May 25, 1964 at Chicago and she preceded him in death on August 23, 1982.
Surviving are one son, Raymond Calvin Jones, Jr. of Chicago; three daughters, Rae Denise Jones of DuQuoin, Diane Jones of Carbondale and Sherri Jones of DuQuoin; one brother, Lawrence Jones of Chicago; two sisters, Gladys Webb of Chicago and Carolyn Hunt of Kansas City; ten grandchildren, Raymond Jones, Bryan Jones, Delisha Jones, Trisha Jones, Shannon Jones, Kierra Jones, Trevon Jones, Quetin Jones, Della Lee and Tevin Lee and 24 nieces and nephews and 30 great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, four sisters and three brothers.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 6 at 1 p.m. at Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel with Rev. Leonard Sanders officiating. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery.

Anna Kabat
Anna Kabat, 85, of Nashville, passed away at 8:22 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at the Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Nashville.
Anna was a homemaker and had worked as a CNA for several years at the Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Nashville. She was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church in DuBois and the Catholic Daughters.
She was born July 26, 1913 at DuBois, the daughter of Stanley and Antonia (Wisniewski) Skorczewski. She married Ignatius (Nick) Kabat on June 16, 1931 at DuBois and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1989.
She is survived by one daughter, Mary Ann Radake and husband Rich of Tamaroa; two sons, Fr. Carl Kabat of DuBois and Robert Kabat and wife Shirley of DuBois; one daughter-in-law, Lorene Kabat of DuBois; one brother, John Skorczewski of Pinckneyville; two sisters, Martha Kryger of Scheller and Marian Kreger of DuBois; 19 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and two sons, Leonard Kabat and Fr. Paul Kabat.
Funeral services were Friday, July 2 at 10 a.m. at the St. Charles Catholic Church in DuBois with Fr. Daniel Jurek officiating.
Interment was in the St. Charles Cemetery at DuBois.
Friends may make memorials to the Mary House or the St. Charles Church Renovation Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Frankie M. Keene
Frankie M. Keene, 83, of DuQuoin, passed away at 10:29 p.m. Thursday, June 10, 1999 at the Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.
Mrs. Keene was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of DuQuoin and the Euzelian Sunday School Class.
She was born March 25, 1916 at Tamaroa, the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Long) Britton. She married Dale Keene on December 13, 1938 at Perryville, MO and he preceded her in death on July 21, 1971.
She is survived by three sons, Charles Keene and wife Karla of Shipman, IL, Howard Keene and wife Sandra of Collinsville and Russel Keene and wife Jane of Collinsville; one brother, Warren Britton of DuQuoin; three sisters, Lois Davison of DuQuoin, Charlene Frederick of Lyons, IL and Bernice Winthrop of Highland Park, IL; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother— Bill and one sister—Mildred Marshall.
Funeral services were Monday, June 14, 1999 at10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in DuQuoin with Rev. Roger Balfour officiating.
Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery in DuQuoin.
Friends may make memorials to the First Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Edward T. Koss
Edward T. Koss, age 80, of Pinckneyville, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 1999 in the Veteran’s Nursing Home Outpatient Clinic in Marion, IL.
Edward was born on October 16, 1918 in Tamaroa, the son of John and Agnes (Rulevish) Koss. He married Loraine Hayes in 1951 in Ava, IL and she preceded him in death on April 8, 1999. Ed served in the U.S. Army during World War II and worked for Illinois Central Rail Road and Construction. He was a also a member of the St. Bruno Catholic Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Kathy Mason, husband Roger and children, David, Krista and Alicia, all of Energy, IL and one sister, Helen Shumaker of Tamaroa. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and two brothers, Leonard and George.
Funeral services were held at the Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville on Saturday, June 5 at 11 a.m. with Father John Venegoni officiating. Interment was in the St. Bruno Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
Graveside Military rites will be performed by the Presswood-Daffron American Legion Post 2504.

Ethel Nora Krug
Ethel Nora Krug, 92, of Lincoln, IL,passed away at 8:20 p.m. Friday, June 18, 1999 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, IL.
Mrs. Krug worked in the Sangamon County Treasurers Office for six years and was a Clothing Manager at LDC for 14 years. She was a member of the Sixth St. Christian Church of Springfield, IL.
She was born January 5, 1907 in Big Hill, KY, the daughter of John Waddell and Ida Woodyard. She married Walter Krug on February 17, 1924 at Christopher and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Lee and wife Glenna of Morton, IL, Dr. Ronald Krug of Sedona, AZ, Mrs. Jack (Dorlis) Kirschner of St. Charles, MO and Mrs. Robert (Duaine) Wigger of Salem, SC; two sisters, Alta Morgan of DuQuoin and Ida Duddleston of Denver, CO; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; nine sisters, one brother, Otis Woodyard and one son, Cecil.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 22 at Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Rev. Tom Gerdts officiating.
Interment was in Zion Cemetery in Lincoln, IL.
Memorials may be made to the heart association.

Frances L. McDonald
Frances L. McDonald, 73, of DuQuoin, formerly of Joliet, passed away at 3:25 a.m. Saturday, June 12, 1999 at her residence.
Frances was a homemaker and of the Methodist faith.
She was born February 22, 1926 at Eldorado, Ark., the daughter of W.D. and Pearlie (Allison) Frazier. She married Charles A. McDonald on November 26, 1944 at Hugo, Okla. and he survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Patricia (Brad) Purnell of DuQuoin and Pixie (Jim) Koenig of Channahon, IL; two sons, Charles (Mary) McDonald of Lemont, IL and David (Cathryn) McDonald of Channahon, IL; two sisters, Valeria Alexander of Tyler, TX and Margare Ballard of Paris, TX; two brothers, Jerry Frazier of Petoluma, Calif. and Gary Frazier of El Paso, TX and seven grandchildren, Bradley and Michael Purnell, Charles McDonald, Jr., Amie and Thomas Benson and Andrea and Alyse McDonald.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jesse Hodges and Anita Kahey.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 15, 1999 at 1:30 p.m. at Westwood Memorial Chapel in Joliet. Friends called from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Westwood Memorial Chapel on Tuesday.
Interment was in the Woodlawn Memorial Park at Joliet.
The Searby Funeral Home of DuQuoin was in charge of local arrangements.

Lorene Kelley Moody
Lorene Kelley Moody, 83, of DuQuoin, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Sunday, June 27, 1999 at her residence.
Lorene was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of DuQuoin.
She was born September 15, 1915 at Freeman Spur, IL, the daughter of Edward and Ida (Scarborough) Kelley. She married Roy Herbert (Hub) Moody on July 6, 1941 at Cape Girardeau, MO and he survives.
She is survived by her husband of DuQuoin and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two daughters, Carol Jean and Kathy Moody; four brothers and four sisters.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 30 at 10 a.m. at the Old DuQuoin Cemetery with Rev. Bob Dickerson and Rev. John Somers officiating.
The Searby Funeral Home of DuQuoin was in charge of arrangements.
Interment was in the Old DuQuoin Cemetery.
Friends may make memorials to the First Baptist Church of DuQuoin or the Perry County Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Jared Ryan Morris
Jared Ryan Morris, of DuBois, died due to injuries sustained as a result of an automobile accident in rural Nashville on Sunday, June 6, 1999. He was 19.
Jared was born on January 31, 1980 in Centralia, the son of Terry R. and Tanya (Womble) Morris.
Jared was a student at Kaskaskia College in Centralia. He was a 1998 graduate of Nashville Community High School. While in high school, Jared participated in football and track and field. He was a member of the 1998 State Champion Nashville Hornets Track Team.
Left to mourn his passing are his father and stepmother, Terry and Jennifer Morris of DuBois; his mother and stepfather, Tanya and Vern Drake of Hoyleton; three brothers, Garrett, Justin and Jace Morris, all of DuBois; paternal grandparents, Enoch and Madalyn Morris, also of Dubois; maternal grandparents, Harold and Nancy Womble of Madisonville, TN; step grandparents, Eddie and Dorothy Lacey of Mt.Vernon; special friend Mandi Harre and special family friends, Pat and Carla Povolish and their children Casey, Josh and Jesse and several aunts, uncles, cousins, other relations and many friends.
He was preceded in death by an uncle, Gary Morris.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Charles Catholic Church in DuBois on Wednesday, June 9 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Dan Jurek officiating. Interment wias in the church cemetery.
A private, family Rosary service was held.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer memorials to be made to St. Charles Catholic Church or to the Nashville Hornets Track and Field Foundation. Donations will be accepted at the Campagna Funeral Home of Nashville.

Emil H. Mossa
Emil H. Mossa, 71, of DuBois, died at 3:50 a.m. Monday, June 7, 1999 at the Skilled Care Unit of Pinckneyville Community Hospital.
Born in Madison, IL on Wednesday, May 16, 1928, he was the son of the late Sam and Katherine (Cygan) Mossa. He was employed as a Security Officer at DuQuoin State Fair. He was also a retired Teamster.
He was the husband of Helen JoAnn (Linze) Mossa. They were married June 14, 1958 at Todds Mill, IL. He was a member of the St. Charles Catholic Church in DuBois. He served in the Korean Conflict as a Corporal in the US Army. He was a life-member of the K of C Hall in DuBois and belonged to the Ashley Sportsman Club and AARP.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Emil Steven (Shirley) Mossa of Breese, IL; son, Tony (Sheri) Mossa of DuBois; sister, Amelia Stroud of Phoenix, AZ; sister, Josephine Ksycki of DuBois; brother, Al (Lucille) Mossa of Madison, IL; brother, Ed (Neva) Mossa of Columbus, OH and four grandchildren, Travis, Cortney, Bailey and Mariah Mossa. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Tony.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Charles Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 10, 1999 with Fr. Daniel Jurek officiating.
Interment was at St. Charles Cemetery in DuBois.
Family requests donations to St. Charles Renovation Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Marion N. Nickens
Marion N. Nickens, 82, of Tamaroa, passed away at 4:12 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 1999 at the Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin.
Marion was retired from MOPAC Railroad and from Turco Mfg. as a Tool & Die man. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Tamaroa and served the church as a Deacon. He was a member of the Tamaroa American Legion and the DuQuoin VFW. He was a US Army veteran of WW II.
He was born November 29, 1916 at Tamaroa, the son of Thomas and Bessie (Huffstutler) Nickens. He married Norma A. Corgan on November 14, 1943 at Tamaroa and she survives.
He is survived by his wife of Tamaroa; one daughter, Carole Moody of Pinckneyville; one son, Fred L. Nickens of DuQuoin; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa with Rev. Raymond Baggott officiating.
Interment was in the Tamaroa Cemetery.
Graveside military rites were conducted by the Tamaroa American Legion.
Friends may make memorials to the First Baptist Church of Tamaroa and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Mildred Ing Norris
Mildred Ing Norris, 95, of DuQuoin, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, Dune 13, 1999 at the Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin.
Mildred was a homemaker and a member of the DuQuoin Church of Christ. She also attended county grade schools and attended high school in Centralia and DuQuoin.
She was born July 9, 1903 at Tamaroa, the daughter of John M. and Rebecca (Marlow) Ing. She married Hardy Norris on January 16, 1948 at Santa Rosa, CA and he preceded her in death on November 20, 1981.
She is survived by one grandson, Mark Norris and wife Joan of Destin, FL; great-granddaughters, Stacey Allen and Lesley Phillips, both of Destin, FL and Julie and Jennifer Biggs; great-great-grandson, Brice Allen of Destin, FL and several beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister and four brothers.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 17 at 10 a.m. at the Searby Funeral Home in DuQuoin with Rev. Wayne U. Dinkins officiating.
Interment was in the Old DuQuoin Cemetery.


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