Our Obituaries

Elinor J. Bunnage

June 25, 1934 - January 25, 2018

Elinor Bunnage, formerly of Mt. Erie, died on January 25, 2018 at 1:48 a.m. at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, IL following an extended illness.Elinor was born June 25, 1934 to Casey and Inez Barnett of Samsville, IL.Elinor married Harold Bunnage on January 23, 1953 in Albion, IL. She is survived by her four children: Tony (Marsha) Bunnage, Bill (Rhonda) Bunnage, Carol (Roderick) Vaughn,...
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Evelyn Lorraine Lyle

October 3, 1926 - January 22, 2018

Evelyn Lorraine Lyle, 91, of Ellery, IL passed from this life to the next on January 22, 2018 at Aperion Care in Fairfield, IL.Evelyn was born October 3, 1926 in Saratoga, IL to Viola (Leonard) and Sullivan Terry. She married Russell Lyle on September 23, 1944 in LaSalle, IL, and he preceded her in death on May 24, 2006.She was a cook at the Uptown Restaurant in Fairfield for many years, and was...
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Joshua Malcolm Kollak

March 23, 1975 - December 22, 2017

Joshua Malcolm Kollak, 42, passed away on December 22, 2017, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, Il.Joshua was born on March 23, 1975 in Mt. Carmel, IL and was the son of Gene (Rebecca) of Fairfield, IL and Karen (David) Rittelmeyer of Auburn, GA. Following high school, Joshua joined the Illinois Army National Guard. Upon completion of his military service, he worked a variety of jobs...
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Herschel William Reid

September 3, 1931 - December 1, 2017

Herschel William Reid, 86, of Albion, passed from this life to the next on Saturday, December 1, 2017, at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney. Herschel was born at his family's home in Albion on September 3, 1931, to Earl W. and Mabel (Fisher) Reid. Herschel served in the Army during the Korean War, mostly stationed in France. He was a simple man, who led a simple life, and loved his farm....
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Vonda Maria Glover

July 10, 1929 - November 19, 2017

Vonda M. Glover passed peacefully from this life to Heaven at 12:23 p.m. Sunday, November 19, 2017 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law in Bone Gap, IL, surrounded by her family. She was born west of Grayville to Melvin and Julia Hodgson Hortin on July 10, 1929. She married the love of her life, Leo Glover, on September 4, 1948. He preceded her in death on their 50th wedding anniversary,...
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Russell Wayne Mays

June 26, 1950 - November 16, 2017

Russell Wayne Mays, 67, of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on November 16, 2017 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion.Wayne was born June 26, 1950 in Mt. Vernon, IL to Olive (Lively) and Russell Mays. He married Anna Mae Morris on January 1, 1977 at the Keensburg Christian Church in Keensburg, IL, and she survives.He had served as a part-time minister in the past for both the Bellmont...
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Olive Ann Byford

July 12, 1933 - November 1, 2017

Olive Ann Byford, 84, of Albion, IL, passed from this life to the next on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion.She was born July 12, 1933 in Bone Gap, IL to Ula (Murphy) and Herbert Deisher. She married Melvin Byford on December 31, 1950 in Bone Gap, and he preceded her in death on June 20, 1974. Olive was a factory worker at Champion Labs, and loved to quilt. She was a...
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Jimmie Lewis Thompson

April 6, 1943 - October 22, 2017

Jimmie Lewis Thompson, 74, of Ellery, IL passed from this life to the next on October 22, 2017 at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, IL.He was born April 6, 1943 in Bridgeport, IL to Julliett "Judy" (Pierson) and Herschel Berten Thompson. He married Barbara Hamilton on June 5, 1965 at the Ellery Christian Church, and she survives. Jimmie worked at Brown Chevrolet for 12 years, Lincoln...
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Ruby J. Roosevelt

July 3, 1928 - October 6, 2017

Ruby J. Roosevelt, 89, of Albion, passed away at 8:55 A.M., Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Wabash Christian Village in Carmi. Ruby was a homemaker. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Methodist Church at Albion and a member of the Edwards County Home Extension.She was born July 3, 1928 in Edwards County, IL, the daughter of Alvia and Flossie (Tinckham) Chalcraft.Ruby married Quentin Roosevelt on...
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Ean Jacob Seals

July 1, 1986 - August 19, 2017

Ean Jacob Seals, 31, of Washington, Indiana passed away suddenly on August 19, 2017. Ean grew up in Albion and Ellery, Illinois with a love of learning and God's creation. He began reading everything in sight in second grade and never quit. In school, he loved scholastic bowl and being challenged in every way. His dry humor and quick wit were his trademarks, and his devotion to all things right...
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Charles Dee King

August 25, 1933 - August 11, 2017

Charles Dee King, 83, of Albion, IL died August 11, 2017 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.Charles was the son of Ernest King and Jennie (Collins) King and was born on August 25, 1933. He married Clara Ann Wiseman on December 31, 1953 at the Zion E.U.B. Church in West Salem, IL and she survives.Charles served in the U.S. Army Field Artillery from July 22, 1953 to April 22, 1955. He was in...
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Shirley June Trott

December 12, 1947 - August 7, 2017

Shirley June Trott, 69, of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on August 7, 2017 at Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, IN. She was born December 12, 1947 in Grayville, IL to Katherine Irene (McNew) and Harold William Baxter. Shirley married Troy Trott on October 29, 1971, and he survives. She was retired from Champion Labs where she had been a factory worker.Shirley is survived...
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Wanda Lee Smith

October 15, 1934 - July 13, 2017

Wanda Lee Bryan Smith, 82, was born October 15, 1934 in Edwards County.She passed away July 13, 2017 in Fairfield, IL.Her parents were Gilmore and Lora Lee Miller Bryan, and they preceded her in death. She worked for over 40 years in the garment industry and later at Walmart after their closing. She married Fred Smith who preceded her in death. She is survived by two brothers, Kenneth Bryan of...
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Judith Kuykendall

September 12, 1956 - July 12, 2017

Judith Kay Kuykendall was born September 12, 1956. She passed away July 12, 2017 at her home in Spring Hill, Florida.She is survived by parents Richard and Patsy Kuykendall, one brother, Rick (Jan) Kuykendall, all of Browns, IL, nephew Nick Kuykendall of Schaumburg, IL, uncle, Gary Mason of Albion, IL , aunts, Sue Saumier of Spring Hill, FL and Muriel Daniels of Kearney, MO. Also surviving...
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Delores Colleen McKinney

April 2, 1948 - July 8, 2017

Delores Colleen McKinney, age 69 of Mt. Erie, IL passed from this life to the next on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital in Olney, IL.Delores was born on April 2, 1948 in Mt. Erie to Russell and Lillie (Troyer) Yohe. She married Norman McKinney on June 11, 1966 in Mt. Erie.Delores loved her family and had a large part in the upbringing of her four grandsons, who were her...
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Margaret Estella Nevius

February 2, 1919 - July 4, 2017

Margaret Estella Nevius, age 98, formerly of Albion, IL went to be with her Lord on July 4, 2017 at Arcola Healthcare Center in Arcola, IL.Margaret, known as "Aunt Margie", was born on February 2, 1919 in Albion to Vaughn and Myrtle (Curtis) Nevius. Margaret worked for a time at a bakery in Mattoon, and enjoyed baking and cooking. She also enjoyed singing the old hymns of the church. Her demeanor...
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Wilma Smith Bassett

August 24, 1930 - June 20, 2017

Wilma Ruth Smith Bassett, age 86 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Meadowood Nursing Home in Grayville, IL.Wilma was born in Albion to Vernon A. and Buelah (Medler) Michels on August 24, 1930.She married Valgene Smith in 1951 and their three sons became her pride and joy. Later, in 1984, she married Norman Bassett.She was a member of the Olive...
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Glenna Clark

July 19, 1928 - May 14, 2017

Glenna Clark, age 88 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on May 14, 2017 in Olney, IL.Glenna was born in Olney on July 19, 1928 to Glenn and Blanche (Brooks) Luthe.On December 19, 1945 she married Warren Clark in Olney and he passed away on February 23, 2014. Glenna and Warren raised two boys as if they were their own, Chris Murphy and Jim Murphy. Glenna was a member of the First...
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Leo Gilbert Shaw

September 21, 1929 - April 19, 2017

Leo Gilbert Shaw, 87, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next on April 19, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his family.He was born September 21, 1929 in Albion to Amy M. (Fewkes) and John F. Shaw. He married Faye Perkins on May 18, 1950 at the Presbyterian Church in Mt. Carmel, Illinois and she survives. Leo was a self-employed heavy equipment operator, and a 4-H leader along with...
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Barbara Ann Bell

April 2, 1939 - April 18, 2017

Barbara Ann Bell, 78, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next on April 18, 2017 at Wayfair Nursing Home in Fairfield, Illinois.Barbara was born April 2, 1939 in Albion to Helen Frances (Wolfe) and Charles Meredith Keener. She married Jerry Bell on June 16, 1957 at the First Baptist Church in Albion, and he preceded her in death on March 15, 1995. She was a seamstress.She is survived...
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Inez Rae Stover

September 13, 1925 - April 15, 2017

Inez Rae Smith Stover was born on September 13, 1925 in Wabash County, Illinois and passed from this life on April 15, 2017 in Ozark, Missouri. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Russell L Smith, and her second husband, Hoy C. Stover. Survivors include her two sons and their wives, Russell and Dee Smith and Robert and Nancy Smith; her two step-sons, Allan and Julie...
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Cindy Garris

October 24, 1958 - April 9, 2017

Cindy Marie Garris, 58, of Olney, Illinois passed from this life to the next on April 9, 2017 at her home. She was born October 24, 1958 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to John Joseph Cooper, Sr. and Shirley (Maglone) Cooper. She married Roger Garris on August 4, 1984 in Olney, and he survives.She was a homemaker, and family was her life. She always put them first, taking care of them before herself....
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David Lee Stennett

April 14, 1944 - March 28, 2017

David Lee Stennett of St. Charles, Missouri passed from this life to the next on March 28, 2017 at Windsor Estates in St. Charles. He was born April 14, 1944 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to Norman and Leno (Bunting) Stennett.He graduated from ECHS in 1962 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving 4 years during the Vietnam War period. David worked 37 years at Chrysler Corporation rising to become a system...
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Dora Kathryn Briggs

February 29, 1940 - March 27, 2017

Dora K. Briggs was born on February 29, 1940. Being a leap year lady, she claimed this year she was 19 ¼ years old. She passed on March 27, 2017 at 7:34 a.m. at her son's home.She was preceded in death by her parents George and Nellie Stone, daughter Cynthia Briggs Goldman, son Lee Robert Briggs, and grandson Jamison Johnson.Dora is survived by her siblings Ralph (Yvonne) Stone and Lulu ...
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Roger Leon Tewell

September 25, 1949 - March 19, 2017

Roger L. Tewell, age 67 of Bridgeport, IL decided he had had a great run and early Sunday morning on March 19, 2017, moved on to bigger and better things. Roger made his entrance on September 25, 1949, welcomed by his parents; Wilma and Don Tewell, at their family home in Lawrenceville. Several years later Roger decided life would be much better with Phyllis Matthews by his side, so on a hot...
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Patty Faye Bosecker

July 29, 1939 - March 6, 2017

Patty Faye "Pat" Bosecker, age 77, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed from this life to the next on March 6, 2017 at Oakview Heights in Mt. Carmel.She was born July 29, 1939 in Wabash County's Road District 4 to Paige Talley and Mary Blanche Seals Smith. She married Lee Bosecker on July 2, 1961, and they were married for over 55 years. He preceded her in death on October 14, 2016.Pat was a Christian...
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Patricia Lou Conover

January 27, 1964 - March 1, 2017

Patricia Lou (Davis) Conover, 53, passed from this life to the next on March 1, 2017. She was born January 27, 1964 in Bone Gap, Illinois to Harold Roger and Patsy Lou (Miller) Davis.She is survived by her children: Darrell and Cassidy Conover of Crossville, Illinois; Roger Conover of Albion, Illinois; Misty (Conover) Day of Fairfield, Illinois; Rebecca Conover of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; Teresa...
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Edna McCluskey

July 23, 1929 - February 24, 2017

Edna McCluskey, 87, of Albion, Illinois, died Friday, February 24, 2017 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Albion, Illinois. Edna worked 48 years for Keith's Auction Service and then continued her work with Integrity Realty & Auctions. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Albion, Illinois.She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Robert and Dona (Hayes) Duvall; her son...
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Allen Wiseman

October 29, 1926 - February 21, 2017

Allen Earl Wiseman, 90, of Browns, Illinois passed away at Rest Haven Manor on February 21, 2017.He was born October 29, 1926 in Browns to Harry and Edna (Marriott) Wiseman. He married Ruth Hocking on February 28, 1948 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, and she preceded him in death on February 25, 2014.Allen was a farmer and a lifelong resident of Browns. He is survived by three daughters: Beverly (David)...
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Nancy Kay Erickson

September 29, 1943 - February 19, 2017

Nancy Kay Erickson, 73, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next on February 19, 2017 at Deaconess Gateway in Newburgh, Indiana.She was born September 29, 1943 in Salina, Kansas. She was the daughter of Elizabeth May (Smith) and James Eason, and had been co-operator of the Albion Motel.She is survived by one daughter, Sandra Burrows (Rick Cooper) of Burlington, Iowa; two sons: David...
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Janice Marlene Harter

May 13, 1941 - February 17, 2017

Janice Marlene "Jan" Harter of Flora, IL passed from this life to the next on February 17, 2017 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.Jan was born on May 13, 1941 in Bicknell, IN to Homer and Thelma (McCracken) Bechtel.She married Robert "Rob" Harter on March 29, 2007 at the Clay City Church of God in Clay City, IL.She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Bryon Kraning, one brother,...
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David Rude

May 16, 1951 - February 4, 2017

David Rude, age 65 of rural Albion, IL passed peacefully from this life to the next on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at his home.David was born on May 16, 1951 in Fairfield, IL to Gareth and Betty (Peters) Rude.He married Yvonne Proctor on June 27, 1971 at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and they enjoyed over 45 years together.Over the years, David worked at the Whal Winterrenger 76 station...
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Alan Ray Moore

October 26, 1929 - February 1, 2017

Alan Ray Moore, 87, of Grayville, Illinois passed from this life to the next on February 1, 2017 at his home.He was born October 26, 1929 in Ellery, Illinois to Mabel (Day) and Clark Moore. He married Eleanor Hicks in Henderson, Kentucky, and she preceded him in death on January 20, 2008. Alan was retired from the oilfield, working for ITT Corporation. He also was a member of the Bethel United...
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Milton Simon Wheeler

August 2, 1926 - January 30, 2017

Milton Simon Wheeler, 90, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next on January 30, 2017 at his home.He was born August 2, 1926 in Berlin, Massachusetts to Perley and Grace (Davis) Wheeler. He married Virginia St. Ledger in 1990, and she preceded him in death in 2000.Milton was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving his country during World War II and the Korean War.He is survived by...
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George Shurran Aborn

October 1, 1929 - January 17, 2017

George Shurran Aborn, 87, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois passed from this life to the next on January 17, 2017 at Charlier Hospice in Evansville, Indiana.He was born October 1, 1929 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois to Oma Hope (Goldman) and Gilbert Vandeveer Aborn. He married Peggy Churchwell on July 3, 1953 in Carmi, Illinois and she survives. George was a self-employed welder, and proudly served his country in...
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Charles Franklin Cooper

July 26, 1935 - December 26, 2016

Charles (Charlie) F. Cooper, 81 years old, resident of Albion, IL left this earthly life on Tuesday morning, December 27, 2016 at Wabash General Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.He was born to Wesley and Helen (Schuster) Cooper on July 26, 1935 in a log cabin just east of Heights Shoals Bridge in Gray Township, White County, Illinois.He married Virginia Jane Bunting on July 27, 1956 and...
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Leonard William Smith

January 16, 1928 - December 24, 2016

Leonard William Smith, age 88 of Albion, IL passed from this life to his eternal home in Heaven on December 24, 2016 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion, surrounded by his family.Leonard was born on January 16, 1928 in Albion to James and Eva (Shepherd) Smith.He married Bernadine Gayer on June 20, 1952 at the Free Methodist Church in Albion.They enjoyed almost 65 years together.Leonard was a Veteran...
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Ferris Veree Crackel

July 7, 1919 - December 7, 2016

Ferris Veree Crackel, 97, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to be with her Lord on December 7, 2016 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville, Indiana.She was born July 7, 1919 in Browns, Illinois to Lilly (Beagley) and Chester Michels. She married Ralph Crackel on February 4, 1939 in Henderson, Kentucky, and he preceded her in death in 1993.Ferris was a homemaker, and her family was her...
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Earline J. Michels

December 10, 1931 - November 28, 2016

Earline J. Michels, 84, of Litchfield, IL, passed from this life to the next on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11:20 a.m. at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Litchfield, IL.Earline was born on December 10, 1931 in Phillipstown, IL, a daughter of the late Earl Sanders and Faye (Hewitt) Sanders Clark.Earline graduated from Crossville High School and attended McKendree College in Lebanon, IL...
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Dale Laverne Cullison

June 2, 1935 - October 31, 2016

Dale Laverne Cullison, age 81 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on October 31, 2016 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehabilitation in Mt. Carmel, IL.Dale was born on June 2, 1935 in rural Albion to Carmon Dale and Pearl Goldie (Stennett) Cullison.He was a Veteran who served his country during peace time and was stationed in Germany.On December 17, 1963, he married Sue...
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Gary Brian Cullison

May 17, 1962 - October 24, 2016

Gary Brian Cullison, 54, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next on October 24, 2016 at his residence.He was born May 17, 1962 in Olney, Illinois to Donald "Don" and Phyllis (Taylor) Cullison.Gary was a welder and concrete finisher. He also trained bird dogs professionally, and was a bull rider, traveling the circuit for seven years.He is survived by his father, Don, of Albion; his...
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Ida Faye Baxter

February 12, 1947 - October 16, 2016

Ida Faye Baxter, 69, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next on October 16, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.Ida was born February 12, 1947 in Albion, Illinois to Hardy and Della (Daniels) Lee. She married LaVern Baxter on March 14, 1969 in Albion, and he survives.She was an excellent cook, and known to be a very compassionate, giving person. She had a lively...
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Lee Ray Bosecker

December 15, 1939 - October 14, 2016

Lee Ray Bosecker, age 76 passed from this life to the next at Golden Living Woodlands in Newburgh, IN on October 14, 2016.Lee was born on December 15, 1939 in Mt. Carmel, IL to Harold J. and Elizabeth (Stanhope) Bosecker. He married Pat Talley on July 2, 1961 at Lick Prairie Christian Church and they were married for over fifty five years.Lee was of the Christian faith and over the years,...
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Francis Michels

March 20, 1929 - October 10, 2016

Reverend Francis T. "Mike" Michels of Litchfield, Illinois, formerly of Albion, passed from this life to the next Monday, October 10, 2016 at Heritage Health Care in Litchfield. He was born March 20, 1929 in the family farm home near Albion, Illinois to Frank and Harriet (Holt) Michels. He married Earline Sanders on August 29, 1952 at Phillipstown Methodist Church near Crossville, Illinois, and...
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Barbara Jean Lister

May 7, 1934 - September 23, 2016

Barbara Jean (Hale) Lister, age 82 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on September 23, 2016 at her home, surrounded by her family.Barbara was born on May 7, 1934 in Flora, IL to Gilbert "Dutch" and Eleanor (Shipman) Hale. She married Glen Lister, and he preceded her in death on April 12, 2013.She was also preceded by her parents, one son, Johnny Ray Murbarger, one sister, Judy Burt...
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Grace Ann Loy

October 21, 1934 - September 19, 2016

Grace Ann Loy, 81, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next Monday, September 19, 2016 at Burgin Manor in Olney, Illinois.She was born October 21, 1934 in Bone Gap, Illinois to Edward and Dorothy (Pierce) Bunting. Grace was a nurses' aide. She loved her family, and was an animal lover as well. She also enjoyed researching her family genealogy. Grace is survived by one daughter:...
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David Arthur Green

March 10, 1950 - September 10, 2016

David Arthur Green, 66, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next on September 10, 2016 at his home.He was born March 10, 1950 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois to Hugh and Audrey (Meritt) Green. He married Donna Barber on June 9, 1974 in Albion, and she survives.David was a truck driver for Champion Labs, and managed the Phillips 66 gas station for 14 years. He was a member of the First...
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Connie Sue Root

January 13, 1944 - September 8, 2016

Connie Sue Root, 72, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next on September 8, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family.She was born January 13, 1944 in Enfield, Illinois to Hubert and Bessie (Dennis) Pollard. She married Ray Root on June 27, 1965 in Enfield, Illinois, and he survives.She was self-employed, owning and operating Connie's Day Care for 20 years. She loved her family...
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James Kern

June 14, 1939 - September 1, 2016

James E. Kern lost his long battle with cancer, and passed away peacefully at home on September 1, 2016 with his family by his side. He was 77.He was born June 14, 1939, he married his best friend, Karen, on December 24, 1959. They have 3 daughters: Laura Lyn Kern (deceased), Jamie Gillingham, married to Tom Gillingham, and Jennifer Bryant, married to David Bryant, and son-in-law, Daniel...
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Reba Jewel Harbison

March 15, 1935 - August 10, 2016

Reba Jewel Harbison, 81, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois passed from this life to the next on August 10, 2016 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.Reba was born March 15, 1935 in Winthrop, Arkansas to Carrie Lee (Graham) and Thomas Frank Bartley. She married Robert Harbison on March 29, 1957 at the Methodist Church in Francisco, Indiana, and he survives.She was a homemaker and a seamstress, making several costumes...
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Earl J. Frankland

April 15, 1925 - July 28, 2016

Earl J. "Jr." Frankland, 91, of Albion, Illinois, born April 15, 1925, passed July 28, 2016, at Burgin Manor in Olney, Illinois with his family present. Jr. was the son of Earl H. Frankland and Alvina (Garner) Frankland. He married Glenna Michels on August 22, 1943 in Albion, Illinois and she survives. Jr. served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from September of 1943 to February of 1946. He retired...
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Robert McNair

August 3, 1926 - July 13, 2016

Robert "Bob" Roger McNair, 89, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next on July 13, 2016 at Evansville, Indiana.Bob was born August 3, 1926 in Calhoun, Illinois to Rolla and Carrie (Poole) McNair. He married Lucille Miller on August 5, 1964 in West Salem, Illinois and she preceded him in death in 2013. He was a farmer and a factory worker, and together, with Lucille, raised livestock...
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Mary Ann Fisher

August 29, 1930 - July 11, 2016

Mary Ann Fisher, 85, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois went to be with her Lord and the love of her life on July 11, 2016 in Evansville, Indiana.Mary Ann was born in Enfield, Illinois on August 29, 1930. She was a member of the Grayville First Christian Church. She graduated from Albion High School.Mary Ann worked at the dental office in Albion where she made fillings. She met her future husband there, and...
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Mildred Harper

April 15, 1932 - July 6, 2016

Mildred Irene Harper, 84, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next on July 6, 2016. She was born April 15, 1932 in Fairmont, West Virginia to Reuben and Eula (Matthews) Ford. She married Bernard Harper on September 28, 1953 in Lawton, Oklahoma, and he preceded her in death in 2005.Mildred enjoyed playing cards, and was a member of the Little Prairie Christian Church.Mildred is...
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Robert Ikert

June 14, 1946 - June 11, 2016

Robert "Bob" Ikert, 69, of Albion, Illinois passed from this life to the next on June 11, 2016 at his home.Bob was born June 14, 1946 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He married Wanda Glover on September 3, 1976 in Grayville, Illinois and she preceded him in death on February 4, 2016. He married the love of his life, and that love continued to his dying day. She was "his bride."He was retired from...
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Robert Donald Fisher

July 8, 1924 - June 10, 2016

Robert Donald Fisher, age 91 died June 10, 2016 at Evansville, IN. He was born July 8, 1924 in Wabash County. He was a member of Grayville Christian Church. He graduated from Mt. Carmel High School and Wabash Valley College. He had operated a portable seed cleaner for Wabash County Farm Bureau and Igleheart Elevator and was a retired farmer, an insurance agent, a land man for an acquisition...
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Ray McWilliams

November 14, 1924 - April 15, 2016

Ray McWilliams, age 91 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on Friday, April 15, 2016 at Way-fair Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Fairfield, IL. Ray was born in Olney, IL on November 14, 1924 to Harry and Nellie M. (Badgely) McWilliams. He was a Veteran of WWII. Ray married Ruby (Bunting) True on November 4, 1956 at Pleasant Hill Church and they enjoyed over 51 years of life...
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James Hering

September 4, 1921 - April 11, 2016

James "Jimmy" Hering, 94, of Albion, Illinois passed away April 11, 2016 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 4, 1921 to August and Edna Hering in Wabash County. He was married May 9, 1943 to Evelyn Dukes at the Browns Methodist parsonage by Rev. Kenneth Mabrey. They would have been married 73 years this May. He spent his entire married life farming a farm on the Red...
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Richard Clayton Wright

October 9, 1938 - March 22, 2016

Richard Clayton Wright, age 77 of Albion, IL went to be with the Lord on March 22, 2016.Richard was born in Chicago on October 9, 1938 to Martin and Sophie (Sibiski) Wright.He served in the United States Army.Richard married Anna Ruth Jenkins on June 10, 1961 in Chicago and they enjoyed over 53 years of life together.Richard had a full life that included many loves, likes and hobbies. His first...
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Kay Tate

March 27, 1949 - February 28, 2016

Kay Tate, age 66 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on February 28, 2016 at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, IN.Kay was born on March 27, 1949 in Fairfield, IL to Ralph B. and Ferris (Michels) Crackel.She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Lynden Crackel.She is survived by her mother, Ferris Crackel, daughters: Tanya (Andy) Grimes and Debbie Nease all of Albion,...
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Wanda Jane Ikert

July 24, 1938 - February 4, 2016

Wanda Jane Ikert, 77 of Albion, IL left this life to go to her new life, Thursday, February 04, 2016 at Burgin Manor in Olney, IL.Wanda was born July 24, 1938 in Albion, IL. Her parents were Roth and Mabel (Atteberry) Glover. She married Bob Ikert September 3, 1976 at North side Baptist Church in Grayville, IL.Wanda was a nurse at various places. She loved watching the St. Louis Cardinal...
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Edith A. Smith

August 12, 1923 - February 2, 2016

Edith A. Smith, age 92 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on February 2, 2016 in Scottsburg, IN.Edith was born to Arthur and Alice (Baskett) Rigg in Albion on August 12, 1923. She married Richard H. Smith on June 18, 1953 in Ellery, IL. Richard preceded Edith in death on May 16, 2003. During her life, Edith enjoyed long-term working relationships at both the local newspaper...
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Joy Moore

March 9, 1942 - February 2, 2016

Joy Moore, 73 of Bone Gap, IL left this life for her new life on Tuesday, February 02, 2016 at her residence in Bone Gap.She was born on March 9, 1942 in Olney, IL to Roy and Mildred (Plunkett) Myers. Joy married Rick Moore on May 4, 1969 at the Bone Gap Christian Church. Joy was a great lady and a wonderful companion to Rick and a loving mother and grandmother.She loved to cook for her family....
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Doyle H. Briggs

August 11, 1936 - January 25, 2016

Doyle H. Briggs, 79 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next January 25, 2016 at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, IL.Doyle was born August 11, 1936 in Pinch, IL to Roy Paul and Frances (Clark) Briggs. He married Marilyn (Billington) May 27, 1978 in Fairfield, IL.Doyle owned and operated a chainsaw and mower shop, "Briggs Saw Shop" for over 30 years. He was a logger, trader, and...
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James Barnett

February 11, 1949 - January 17, 2016

James "Jim" Barnett, 66 of Albion, IL, passed from this life to the next, on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.Jim was born February 11, 1949 in Olney, IL. to Casey and Inez (Wynn) Barnett.He married Ruth Cunningham December 5, 1970 at Little Prairie Christian Church and she survives. Jim's life work was as a mechanic. He also enjoyed his antique tractors,...
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Hazel Irene Perkins

August 8, 1921 - January 14, 2016

Hazel was born August 8, 1921 in Ellery, IL. Her parents were Herbert C. and Gertrude M. (Tinckham) Mann. She married Norman Perkins July, 1941 in St. Louis, MO and he preceded her in death January 5, 1970. Hazel was a farmer. She was famous for her angel food cakes. She was her grandchildren's #1 supporter and attended as many of their sporting events as possible.She was a member of the...
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Connie Ray Smith

June 26, 1942 - January 11, 2016

Connie Ray Smith, age of 73 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on January 11, 2016at Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi, IL.She was born on June 26, 1942 in Brownsville, IL to Arthur and Wilma (Spence) Martin.She married Randy Smith on October 9, 1976.Connie was office manager for and retired from Baker Hughes after several hears.She was preceded in death by her parents...
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Maximilian Oliver Bailey

December 10, 2015 - December 10, 2015

Maximilian Oliver Bailey, newborn son of Garth and Kimberly (Gosnell) Bailey, of Albion, ILreturned to Heaven two short hours after arriving, on December 10, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital, Evansville, IN. Although his earthly stay was brief, Maximilian fought valiantly, and will lovingly be known by his parents as their "Brave Little Tiger".Maximilian received a lifetime of love and cuddles...
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Doyle Edwin Judge

December 31, 1939 - December 8, 2015

.Doyle Edwin Judge, age 75 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on Tuesday, December 08, 2015 at Grayville, IL.Doyle was born on December 31, 1939 in Grayville to Norman and Rosa (Schmittler) Judge, who preceded him in death.Doyle began showing Angus cattle while he was a member of 4-H, and continued into his adult life, attending state fairs and showing cattle from Chicago to southern...
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Sandra Sue Shilling

February 10, 1950 - December 3, 2015

SANDRA SUE (HAISLIP) SHILLING, 65, of Ellery, IL passed away at 11:10PM Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015 at the Rest Haven Manor in Albion, ILShe was born Feb. 10, 1950 in Beaufort County, Washington, NC to Joseph Elvin and Dorothy Lucille (Dye) Haislip. She married Joe Allen Shilling on Nov. 1, 1968 at Fairfield, IL.She was a homemaker and had worked various jobs in the area. She has family from North...
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Lester V. Piercy

October 10, 1920 - November 28, 2015

Lester V. Piercy, 95 of Ellery, IL departed this life and entered the next on November 28, 2015 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.Lester was born October 10, 1920 in Ellery, IL. His parents were Norman and Ruth (McCollum) Piercy. He married Agnes M. Newkirk February 25, 1951 at Lick Prairie Christian Church and she preceded him in death September 5, 2014. Lester farmed most of his life. ...
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Mary Erickson

June 12, 1946 - November 21, 2015

Mary Erickson of Albion died peacefully at her home on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, surrounded by loved ones. She was 69.A memorial celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at the Albion First United Methodist Church. A visitation will follow.Mary (known to many as Mimi) was born on June 12, 1946, in Mondovi, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Newell and Dorothy (Fearer...
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Luana Marie Edge

May 4, 1946 - October 21, 2015

Luana Marie Edge, 69 passed from this life to the next October 21, 2015 in Perris, CA.Luana was born May 4, 1946 in San Francisco, CA. Luane grew up in Long Beach. Luana resided in Hemet where she met her husband Steve Edge. They were married August 22, 1999 on Tower Hill Plantation, SC. She was a manager in a restaurant. She is survived by her husband Steve of San Jacinto, CA, two...
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Marilyn Ruth Elliott

February 27, 1936 - October 12, 2015

Marilyn Ruth (Odom) Elliott, age 79, of Fairfield, died at 3:12 a.m. on Monday, October 12, 2015 at Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing in Carmi, Illinois. Marilyn was born February, 27, 1936 in Fairfield, Illinois to Charles & Emma (Wagner) Odom. Marilyn was an FCHS graduate. She was married to Edwin Elliott for 59 years. He proceeded her in death. Survivors include:...
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Ruth Alice Cropper

July 19, 1944 - August 9, 2015

Ruth Cropper, 71 of Albion, IL passed away Sunday, August 9, 2015 at her residence.Ruth was born July 19, 1944 in Fairfield, IL. Her parents were Charles V. and Flora (Hatlett) Harl. She married Dennis Cropper January 21, 1977 in Fairfield, IL.She was a member of the Little Prairie Christian Church of Albion, IL. She loved to sew, garden, babysit, shop and especially enjoyed her grandkids and...
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Wanda Yvonne Crooks

December 18, 1922 - August 1, 2015

Wanda Y. Crooks, 92 of Mt. Carmel, IL passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, IL.Wanda was born December 18, 1922 in Denver, CO. Her parents were William Monroe and Margaret Effie (Heil) Reeves. During the war she worked at an Evansville war effort plant. She married Earnie "Jake" Crooks on October 11, 1943 in Mt. Carmel, IL he was serving in the U.S....
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Linda Jean Markman

February 21, 1944 - July 21, 2015

Linda J. Markman, 71 of West Salem, IL left this life on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at Burgin Manor in Olney, IL.Linda was born February 21, 1944 in Malvern, AR. She was born to Delmon and Eunice "Imogene" (Phillips) Stiles. She married Gary Markman, Sr. November 3, 1962 in Jacksonville, Arkansas. He preceded her in death April 29, 2013.Linda was a homemaker and a member of the Kingdom Hall of...
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Diane Elizabeth Ibbotson

May 26, 1956 - July 18, 2015

Diane Elizabeth Ibbotson, 59 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next Saturday, July 18, 2015 in her studio at her residence.Diane was born May 26, 1956 in St. Louis, MO. She was the daughter of Norman and Darlene (Mauller) Costley. She married Von Ibbotson January 20, 1990 in Grayville, IL.Diane loved to do pottery, paper crafts, make gem stone jewelry, sketching, gardening, painting...
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Mary Kathryn Keyser

January 15, 1930 - July 17, 2015

Mary Kathryn Keyser, 85, of Nashville, TN formerly of Bellmont, Illinois passed away July 17th, 2015 in Nashville, TN.Mary was born January 15th, 1930, in Bellmont, Illinois the daughter of Leonard J. and Cleo Marie (Putnam) Ballard. She married John Keyser September 16th, 1949 in Robinson, Illinois. She was a retired office worker in the Insurance Industry. She loved flower gardening, cooking...
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Eugene Parks

November 10, 1932 - June 27, 2015

Eugene H. "Sparky" Parks, 82, of Albion, Illinois passed away peacefully at his home in Albion on Saturday, June 27th, 2015.He was born November 10th, 1932 in Monticello, Indiana a son of Marion W. and Garnett (McNary) Parks. He was a graduate of Albion, Illinois high school. He married Sharon R. Kennedy on July 23rd, 1977 in Albion, Illinois.Previously he lived in Homer, MI and served as a...
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Ray Osborne Gines

January 11, 1925 - June 10, 2015

Ray O. Gines, 90 of Browns, IL passed from this life to the next on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at his residence in Browns.Ray was born January 11, 1925 in Evansville, IN. His parents were Francis William and Lucy Glen (Whitworth) Gines. He married Noreen Garwood November 11, 2014 at the CLC Unit at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Marion, IL.He was a great mechanic and worked at the...
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Donna Sue Stevens

April 5, 1943 - June 4, 2015

Donna S. Stevens, 72 of Calhoun, IL left this life to enter the next, Thursday, June 4, 2015 at St. Anthony's Memorial in Effingham, IL.Donna was born April 5, 1943 in Albion, IL. Her parents were Charles and Edith (Williams) Meserole. She married Carl Stevens January 19, 1957 in Fairfield, IL. Donna was a homemaker and loved to work in her flower garden, Iris was her favorite. She loved her...
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Clella N. Waters

January 23, 1933 - May 27, 2015

Clella N. Waters, 82 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Burgin Manor in Olney, IL.Clella was born January 23, 1933 in Ellery, IL. Her parents were John and Mae Straight. She married Charles Waters December 1, 1951 and he survives.She was a Homemaker and helped her husband on the farm. She was the farm bookkeeper, former 4-H Leader, and a member of the...
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Eleanor Irene Weisenberger

December 23, 1927 - May 15, 2015

Eleanor Irene (Campbell) Weisenberger, 87, of Mt. Carmel, IL, formerly of Albion, IL departed this life to a better life on May 15, 2015 at Oakview Heights in Mt. Carmel, IL.She was born December 23, 1927 to James and Pauline (Thread) Campbell.She married James Jr. Weisenberger on July 26, 1945 and they were married 69 years in 2014. James passed away on December 26, 2014.When Eleanor was a...
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Benjamin Harlin Earhart

December 3, 1924 - May 13, 2015

Benjamin Harlin Earhart, 90, went from this life to the next on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN.He was born December 3, 1924 in Marshall, IL. His parents were Rev. Benjamin Chalmers and Hattie Rebecca (Fieber) Earhart. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1946. He married Frances Arlene (Metcalf), August 30, 1952 in Albion, IL. He was an...
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Irma Jean Cowling

May 2, 1929 - April 30, 2015

Irma Jean Cowling, age 85 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on April 30, 2015 at Rest Haven Manor.Irma was born in Albion on May 2, 1929 to Herman and Jeannette (Balding) Smith.She graduated from Albion High School in 1947 and was a graduate of Deaconess School of Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse in locations from Kissimmee, Florida to Irving, Texas to Frankfurt Germany...
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Nova Ruth Diane Howell

October 13, 2014 - April 23, 2015

Nova Ruth Diane Howell, 6 months old, was added to God's bouquet on April 23, 2015.Nova was born October 13, 2014 in High Point, NC. Her parents are Jodi Diane (Pittman) and Trevon Camren Levelle Howell.She is survived by her loving parents Jodi and Trevon Howell, siblings; Hunter and Camren, maternal great-grandparents; Nancy and Jim Utley, maternal grandparents; Kathy Pittman, Rick (Elizabeth)...
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Patricia Jeanne Elliott

April 4, 1928 - April 20, 2015

Patricia J (Wray) Elliott, 87, born on April 4,1928, went home to be with Jesus. Our joy cometh in the early morning of April 20, 2015.Patricia was a wonderful, loving, Godly mother to her seven surviving children: Dennis W (Linda) of Evansville, IN. Phil (Audrey) of Gillette, WY, Ben (Mary), Kathy (Darrel) Thompson, Cindy Elliott all of Indiana. Lori (Marvin) Wiseman of Browns, IL. Tricia (Mark)...
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Rosa Lee Ile

July 29, 1930 - April 16, 2015

Rosa Lee Ile, age 84, of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on April 16, 2015 in Lakeland, FL.Rosa Lee was born on July 29, 1930 in West Salem, IL to Cecil W. Hout and Lelah M. (Marks) Hout.She married Robert Lee Ile on November 23, 1949 and he preceded her in death on July 12, 1985.Rosa Lee was also preceded in death by her parent and one son.She is survived...
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Margaret R. Cunningham

October 29, 1918 - April 15, 2015

Margaret Ruth Cunningham, 96 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Albion.Margaret was born October 29, 1918 in Ellery, IL. Her parents were Herbert and Gertrude (Tinckham) Mann. She married Arthur Neal Cunningham, March 6, 1938 in Albion, IL and he preceded her in death May 24, 1988.She was an active member of the Little...
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Dennis Charles Dukes

October 23, 1946 - April 13, 2015

Dennis Charles Dukes of Jackson, Michigan, and formerly of Bastrop, Texas, Lebanon, Missouri, Goshen, Indiana, Elgin, Illinois, and Champaign, Illinois died Monday, April 13, 2015.Dennis was born October 23, 1946 to Charles R. Dukes and Carolyn E. (Hering) Dukes. He lived the first 18 years of life in the small, idyllic, agricultural community of Browns, Illinois where he also attended the...
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Thomas Allen Bunting

April 19, 1946 - April 12, 2015

Thomas A. Bunting, 68 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Charlier Hospice Center in Evansville, IN.Tom was born April 19, 1946 in Albion, IL. His parents were George Thurman Bunting and Hazel Kathleen (Nash) Bunting. He married Linda Merritt May 15, 1970 at the Apostolic Faith Assembly in Albion, IL.Tom was a road construction laborer for Wabash...
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Doyle Thomas Longbons

February 11, 1931 - April 9, 2015

Doyle Thomas Longbons, age 84 of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on April 9, 2015 at his home. Doyle was born in Ellery, IL on February 11, 1931 to Edward and Nettie (Fewkes) Longbons.He served his country during the Korean War . He married Dixie Mitchell on November 11, 1956 in Albion.Doyle Longbons was a sweet and generous man. He loved his wife, sons, brothers, grandchildren...
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Kristopher Lee Case

January 26, 1979 - March 28, 2015

Kristopher "Kris" Lee Case, 36 of Bone Gap, IL passed from this life to the next on Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Bone Gap, IL.Kris was born January 26, 1979 in Olney, IL. His parents are Karl Alan and Katheryn Robilee (Taylor) Case of Bone Gap, IL. He married Erin Lynn (Dalton) August 7, 2004 at the First Assembly of God Church in Fairfield, IL. Kris was a humble, selfless man of God, a...
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Timothy Joe Rice

April 11, 1952 - March 14, 2015

Timothy Joe Rice, 62 of Albion, IL passed away Saturday, March 14, 2015 in Albion, IL.Tim was born April 11, 1952 in Olney, IL. His parents were James and Rozella (Leonard) Rice. He married Julie Cowling May 17, 1973 in Albion, IL. Tim was a set up technician for Champion Laboratories where he was employed for 38 years. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener, and enjoyed camping. He also...
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Byron Dale Couch

March 13, 2015 - March 13, 2015

Byron Dale Couch, adorable infant son of Jacob Couch & Samantha Powell, departed this life on March 13, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, IN. Byron weighed 8 lb. 5 oz. and was 22 inches long. Byron will be sadly missed by everyone. He is survived by his parents, Jacob & Samantha; grandparents Michele Demunbrun, Julie Laws, and Scott & April Couch. Also surviving are great...
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Levi King

January 13, 1927 - March 10, 2015

Levi King, 88 of Albion, IL passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Burgin Manor in Olney, IL.Levi was born January 13, 1927 in West Salem, IL. His parents were Ernest and Jennie (Collins) King. Levi was a member of Zion United Methodist Church in West Salem, IL. Belonged to American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was in the Army Air Force 1945-1946 and served in the Philippines.He was the...
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Gladys G. Gay

April 12, 1924 - March 2, 2015

Gladys G. Gay, 90 of Albion, IL passed away Monday, March 2, 2015 at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon, IL.Gladys was born April 12, 1924 in Grayville, IL. Her parents were Clarence and Pearl (Wiseman) Procter. She married William Gay and he preceded her in death in February 1975. Gladys operated the "Old House Restaurant" in Grayville for several years and later was a home...
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Marjorie Iles Hall

October 9, 1934 - February 23, 2015

Marjorie Iles HallSHREVEPORT, LA ''' Memorial services, celebrating the life of Marjorie Iles Hall, 80, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015, at North Highlands United Methodist Church in Shreveport, LA. The Reverends Steve Caraway and Betty McGehee will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be held Friday,...
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Marilyn Rotramel

July 7, 1943 - February 19, 2015

Marilyn Brooks Rotramel, age 71 of Browns, IL passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015.Marilyn was born July 7, 1943 in Harrogate, TN she was the eleventh child of Roscoe and Mamie Brooks. She married Armine L. Rotramel, Jr. on January 22, 1966 in West Lafayette, IN. She was a member of the Browns Christian Church. She was a CNA, taking care of many elderly in the area. She helped her husband...
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