BENTON – Mary “Peggy” M. Sidwell, 102, of Benton, passed away at 3:55 p.m., on Friday, October 12, 2018, at Stonebridge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Benton, IL.

She was born on August 19, 1916, to Floyd and Lola (Fuel) Long in Indiana. Mary retired from Franklin Hospital as a LPN after many years of service. On July 10, 1940, she married Frank Cima and he preceded her in death on May 9, 1973. On December 12,1992, Peggy married Lawrence O. Sidwell and he preceded her in death on December 14, 2007.

Peggy was a member of the First Christian Church in Benton. She enjoyed needle point, crocheting, knitting, painting and reading.

She is survived by her son, Greg Cima and wife Denise of Benton, IL; two grandsons, Quintin Cima and wife Kim of Benton, IL, Jarrid Cima and wife Michelle, Newburg, IN; a granddaughter, Julie McReynolds and husband Jimmy of Johnston City, IL; eight great-grandchildren, Autuam, Drew, Jordan, Kristen, Michael, Chase, Alex and Colton; six great-great grandchildren, Ryder, Ryvan, Lily, Kayson, Freya and Elie; two nephews, Carel Lee Long and Phillip Long; three nieces, Sharon Stull, Jan Seymour and Jenetta Trussel.

Peggy was preceded in death by parents, Floyd and Lola (Fuel) Long; her first husband, Frank Cima; her second husband, Larence O. Sidwell; and two brothers, Carel and Vernon Long.

Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, IL.

Memorial contributions can be made to Benton Ministerial Alliance or First Christian Church and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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SESSER – It is with great sadness that the family of Johnnie Terry announces his passing after a hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the age of 63 years.

Johnnie will be lovingly remembered by his beloved wife Merrilee and his children Laura (Shane) Sieveking and Devon Webb (Jerod Corn).  Johnnie will also be forever remembered by his step-son Chad Galloway and his grandchildren Kelcey Jones (Christopher Phillips), Peyton Sieveking, Parker Sieveking, Addison Sieveking, Malia Webb, Jaycee Webb, Brody Corn, and one great granddaughter Emery Grace Phillips.

Johnnie started driving and building race cars when still a teenager. He never lost the love of the sport with several track championships to prove it. John also loved old cars, especially old Volkswagons. He was an avid fisherman and just liked hanging out in the garage with friends and his dogs. He will be sadly missed.

Visitation will be on Monday, October 15, 2018 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser.  A graveside service will be on Tuesday, October 16 at 10 a.m. at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser with Lito Tacderas officiating. Friends and family are asked to meet at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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BENTON – Robert Willard “Junior” Corn, age 89, of Benton, passed away Monday, September 24, 2018, in Hackley Hospital in Muskegon, Michigan.

Memorial Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Benton American Legion Post #280 of Benton, where Military Honors will be at 3:30 p.m. by the Benton American Legion Post #280 and V.F.W. Post #2671. Family and friends are asked to share memories of Robert at the Celebration of Life Services.

Local arrangements are under the direction of the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Private family burial will take place at a future date in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Robert “Junior” Corn, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.

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SESSER – Betty Jean Vordtriede, 88, of Sesser passed away on October 10, 2018 at her home.

She was born on December 1, 1929 in Gary, IN to Alfred and Freida (Dame) VanHoorebeke. She married Kenneth Vordtriede and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by her children Freda (Steve) Galloway of Sesser, Louis Gower of Panama City Beach, FL, BJ Schlemmer of Red Bud, IL, and Linda Lee Gower of Chicago; and 22 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three daughters Sherry VanWinter, Judy Robinson, and Mary Jane Gower, three sons Donald Robinson, Darrell Gower, and Billy Ray Robinson, seven brothers Donald VanHoorebeke, Jessie VanHoorebeke, Loren VanHoorebeke, Clarence VanHoorebeke, Frank VanHoorebeke, Darrell VanHoorebeke, and Kenny VanHoorebeke.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Noon at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Brother Larry Cook officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.

For more information got to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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MCLEANSBORO – Rick Lane Miller, age 63, passed away on October 6, 2018 at his home. Rick was born January 20, 1955 at Vickers Hospital in McLeansboro, Illinois to Charles Edward and Ava LaVerne (Ingram) Miller. He married Teresa Kay McFarland, March 11, 1989. 

A native of McLeansboro, Rick attended SIU at Carbondale, graduating with a degree in Plant and Soil Science in 1974, and Masters of Social Work in 1994.

Rick was employed by Wabash & Ohio Valley Special Education District as a Social Worker.  

Rick is survived by his wife of 29 years, Teresa, and sons Zachary, Logan, Brandon, and daughter, Whitney Miller and her husband Jordan Williams, his mother Ava LaVerne Miller of McLeansboro, two sisters Rhonda and husband Randy Carney of Thompsonville, and Rene’ and husband Gilroy Bernard of Belle Rive, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Rick was preceded in death by his father Charles Miller, paternal grandparents Dora and John Miller, and maternal grandparents Harlen and Ava Ingram.

Rick enjoyed playing the bass and acoustic guitar and played for many people throughout his lifetime. He was a skilled craftsman and self-taught amateur engineer who put his talent toward building his family home and many other projects, including a couple of community churches. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them on road trips, trying new restaurants, or just at home on the couch for a TV marathon. His bachelor’s degree and creativity were used by designing landscape plans for many individuals in the community. Most people describe Rick as a very pleasant, easy going, optimistic person with a constant smile.

Visitation will be at Freedom Church on October 12, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services for Rick Miller will be held on October 13, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Freedom Church, McLeansboro, Illinois. Services will be conducted by Randy and Rusty Carney and Aaron and Adam Trotter. Burial will be at Ten Mile Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Southwestern Indiana Oncology Chemo Buddies or Freedom Baptist Church.

Funeral services are being conducted under the direction of Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL

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SESSER – Veronica ‘Vonny” Brewer, 86, of Sesser passed away on October 7, 2018.

She was born on January 7, 1932 in Earlestown, England to George and Kathleen (Garrity) Plant. She married Charles Ray Brewer on December 3, 1949 in Warrington, England and he preceded her in death on January 27, 2009.

She is survived by her children John (Barbara) Brewer of Benton, IL, Linda Chaplain of Sesser, IL, Robert (Betty) Brewer of Dothan, AL, Diana (David) Rogers of Sesser, IL, and Tracy (Meggan) Brewer of Navarre, FL; grandchildren Angela (Bruce) Jilek, Andrea (Jason) Sanders, Kimberly Kirkpatrick, Jay (Emily) Spann, Kendra (Ross) Henry, Clinton Brewer, Curtis (Lisa) Brewer, Aaron Brewer, Ashley Rogers, Allison Rogers, Chase Brewer, Christian Brewer, and Preston Brewer; great grandchildren Zoee Jilek, Colin Sanders, Kathelene Sanders, Piper Spann, Travis Henry, Reese Henry, Kacy Brewer, Will Brewer, Ryan Brewer, Jenesys Jackson, Jada Jackson, and Chance Whitehead.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Funeral services will be on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Brother Kirk Packer officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Horse Prairie Cemetery in Sesser.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CASA of Franklin County. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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MCLEANSBORO – Everett E. Mitchell, 75, of McLeansboro, passed away on Friday at his home.

His funeral is set for Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery in McLeansboro.

Clergy: Robert Brockett

Date of Birth: May 10, 1943

Place of Birth: Dale, IL

Father: Mark Mitchell Mother: Nellie (Ruphard) Mitchell

Marriage to: Glenda Brockett on December 22, 1961 in McLeansboro. She preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 2017.

Occupation: Everett was employed by Norfolk Southern Railroad for over 25 years.

Activities: Loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren, family & friends. He was a charter member of the “Hamilton County Coyote Club”; a member of Polk Lodge 137 A.F. & A.M. of McLeansboro, former member of B.P.O.E. 1882; he was an avid fisherman and coon hunter.

Survivors:
1 Son: Glendal Mitchell and wife Rhonda, McLeansboro, IL
1 Daughter: Beth Stevens and husband Jeff, McLeansboro, IL
3 – Sisters: Ruthie Holcomb, Eldorado, IL; Vada Faye Webber, Breeze, IL; Ottilee Kaufman, McLeansboro, IL

4 Grandchildren: Ryan Stevens, Dylan Mitchell, Kelsey Brown & husband Jordan Remington Stevens
2 Great Granddaughters: Evelyn Faye and Allie Ray Brown
Several Special Nieces and Nephews

Preceded in Death by: Parents, Wife Glenda, Brothers John, Ikey & Jerry; Sisters, Elizabeth Short and Dena Craddock

Memorial are requested in honor of Everett to be made to his family to assist with expenses.

Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of arrangements.

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BENTON – Mrs. Lucille Moore, 95, of Benton, IL,  passed away at 11:40 a.m., on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at Helia Healthcare of Benton, IL. 

She was born on March 11, 1923, to Vern “Pete” and Addie (Beaty) Bauer. She married Paul Moore on April 5, 1942. Mrs. Moore was a member of North Benton Baptist Church.

She was a beautician with a shop in her home or many years. She was a wonderful cook, often cooking for farmhands during the summer.

Mrs. Moore is survived by one daughter, Paula Lainfiesta, one grandson, Damian (Beth) Lainfiesta, one great grand-daughter, Raeann Lainfiesta, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Vern and Addie Bauer, husband of 54 years, Paul Moore, twin sister Louise Doubbleaire, and brother, Frederick Bauer.

Funeral Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 South Main Street, Benton, IL.

Graveside service with be held at Jackson Grove Cemetery, Benton, IL, on October 8, 2018, at 10 a.m., with burial to follow.

A special thanks to Helia Healthcare of Benton, IL, and Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Memorial Contributions may be to Jackson Grove Cemetery or to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.

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WEST CITY – Mrs. Geneva Zalenski Hines Smith, age 93, of West City passed away at 8:12 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the SSM Good Samaritan Hospital of Mt. Vernon.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton with Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

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MCLEANSBORO – Robert “Bobby” J. Smith, 67, of McLeansboro, passed away at 5:40 p.m., on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at St. Louis University Hospital, St., Louis, MO. 

Bobby was born on October 4, 1950, to John and Wilma (Summers) Smith in Tucson, AZ. He was a loving brother and enjoyed taking trips to the park, watching country-western shows and eating cherry chocolates. 

Bobby is survived by his three brothers, John K. (Kathy) Smith, Jim Smith and Don (Kathy) Weston; one sister, Patricia (Roger) Wheeler, and many nieces and nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by parents, John and Wilma Smith; one brother, David Weston.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at Pate Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 5, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Pate Funeral Home with Nick Roberts, officiating. Burial will take place in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Memorials contributions may be made to the Stuart Estates in McLeansboro, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.

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WEST FRANKFORT – Bailey Kade Hall, 7 months, passed away Friday, September 28, 2018 at 2:30 a.m. in Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.

Bailey was born February 18, 2018 in St. Louis. He is survived by his parents Colton Hall and Makenzey Lane of West Frankfort, Maternal Grandmother Rachel Lane and Paternal Grandparents Bruce and Angie Hall.

A memorial service will be held Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in West Frankfort with Brother Lloyd Whittaker officiating. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. also at the church.

Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort is in charge of arrangements.

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WEST FRANKFORT – Beloved wife, mother, and teacher, Gretchen Ruth Marks, passed away Friday, September 28, 2018 in St. Louis University Hospital.

Gretchen grew up in Marion, IL and moved to West Frankfort 14 years ago after securing her dream job of becoming an educator. Gretchen’s unwavering positivity and energy made her classroom one where every child felt special and knew they were loved. Learning was an adventure and her students were always eager to see how Gretchen prepared for her lessons, holidays and big events, with costumes, stories, music and creativity beyond measure. Her desire to give every child the best experience possible was ever present.

Gretchen’s beautiful twin girls, along with her husband Joseph, were the loves’ of her life. She loved reading and singing to her girls, baking cookies, decorating for the holidays, coloring and crafting. She waited for them, daily, to arrive from school so she could hear all about their day.

Gretchen was one of a kind. Her infectious smile, wit, and beat to her own drum style, set her apart from anyone else. Gretchen walked on her tippy toes which suited her bigger than life demeanor and personality. She knew no stranger and no challenge was too big.

Gretchen loved fiercely and with deep conviction. When she met her husband, Joseph, she knew quickly she would marry and share their life together. They shared eleven wonderful years of marriage. Their bond would bring two souls together, to make a loving family and that family would become the center of her universe.

Gretchen was the proud daughter of Rich and Linda Howard. Throughout Gretchen’s life, she was adorned with unconditional love and support. They shared in her many accomplishments, admired her work and treasured their grandchildren. Gretchen was raised with her brother, Ted who was her friend and partner in crime; siblings and buddies through thick and thin.

Gretchen graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education. She furthered her studies and earned a Master’s of Art in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Greenville University.

Gretchen is survived by her husband, Joseph, daughters Abby and Lily, from West Frankfort. Her mother and father, Richard and Linda Howard; Brother Ted and Shandra Howard and their children Alexis, Dustin, Bryson, and Canaan, all from Marion. Grandma and Grandpa, Bob and Louise Howard from West Frankfort; mother and father in law Loren and Barbara Marks; brother in laws Ed and Lori Marks and their children James and Jonathon and Jeff and Stacy Marks and their children Kelly and Jessica from West Frankfort. Uncle and Aunt Lenny and Claudia Quarta, cousins Kevin, Scott and Megan from Marion. Uncle and Aunt Ron and Julie Howard, cousins Justin and Aaron from West Frankfort. She treasured her fifth grade team and Frankfort Intermediate family.

She is preceded in death by Grandmother Freda Cash-Chaney, Aunt and Uncle Janet and Robbie Howard.

Gretchen left a daily message on her classroom board to her students. In her untimely passing, we believe she would want this final message sent, “I love you and I’ll miss you every minute that I’m away!”  

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Trinity Methodist Church with Pastor Joey Dunning officiating. Burial will be in the Tower Heights Cemetery in West Frankfort.  Visitation will be from 12:00pm until 3:00 pm also at the church. Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to SI Bank for her daughter’s Abby and Lily’s college fund.

Condolences of sympathy may be made at www.unionfh.com.

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MT. VERNON – Jordan A. Kent, 32, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, passed away September 27, 2018 at 2:02 p.m. at Providence Alaska Medical Center, Anchorage, AK.  He was born August 27, 1986 in Benton, Illinois.

He is survived by his daughter Emma Wampler of Mulkeytown, Illinois; mother and step-father, Kathryn and Ray McCluney of Paris, Missouri; his father, William Kent of Mt. Vernon, Illinois; two sisters, Tina Kent and John Edwards of Brevard, North Carolina, Amy Bushong and husband, Chad of Mulkeytown, Illinois; two nieces, Cheyenne and Haylee Bradford; two nephews, Carson and Candon Bushong; step-brothers, Travis McCluney of Paris, Missouri, David Hawkins of Benton, Illinois; step-sister, Shanna Trone and husband Randy of West Frankfort, Illinois, and Ashley Riley of West Frankfort, Illinois; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Jordan had recently relocated to Soldotna, Alaska to be with his love, Brandy L. Hudgins.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Fred and Alberta Yoder, Joe and Wanda Kent, step grandmother Allene Yoder, many aunt and uncles, and one cousin.

Jordan loved music, shooting pool, and spending time with his family and friends. He had the ability to make everyone in a room laugh. He always seemed to be looking for the one place he belonged. He has finally found it!

Services will be on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, Illinois with Rev. Kurt Jensen from the First Christian Church in Mulkeytown will be officiating.  Burial will be at Harrison Cemetery in Buckner.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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EWING – Donnie Keith Brooks, age 75, of Ewing, passed away at 7:33 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2018 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital of Mt. Vernon.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton. Burial will be in the Opdyke Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Memorial contributions may be made to Leffler Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses.

To leave the family online condolences or to share memories of Donnie, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.

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WHITTINGTON – Bobby Lee Kent, age 74, of Whittington, passed away at 8:26 p.m. Sunday, September 30, 2018 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Rev. Harol Whitlock officiating.  Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Memorial contributions may be made to West City Church of God and will be accepted at the funeral home.

To leave the family online condolences or to share memories of Bobby Lee Kent, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com.

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BENTON – Marjorie Ruth Mansker-Lochhead-Brooks, 98, of Benton, passed away at 6:24 p.m., on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Stonebridge Nursing and Rehab Center. 
 
She was born on March 18, 1920, to Noah and Mary (Warren) Mansker in Perryville, MO. Ruth retired as a Supply Clerk.
 
Ruth is survived by her two daughters, Carol (Harold) Hoffman of Union, MO, Marjorie (Robert) Buntin of Thompsonville, IL; two granddaughters, Sheri R. Freeman  and Kelly (Mark) Balliet; four grandsons, Scott (Shari) Buntin, Steven (Heather) Buntin, Sam (Cindy) Buntin and Mark (Jill) Hoffman; 11 great grandchildren, Caleb, Alex, Mat, Megan, Kira, Tyler, Nikki, Dani, Jaidyn, Mark Jr. and Brooklyn; and several great-great grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Vernon “Spookey” Lochhead; second husband J.E. Brooks; four brothers, Vernon, Lloyd, Jack and Joe Mansker; one sister, Frieda Tudor.
 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.
    
Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 10 a.m., at the Murdale Gardens of Memory, Murphysboro, IL, with Rev. Nick Roberts, officiating.  Burial will follow services.
 
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.

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WEST FRANKFORT – Lonnie Ray Reiger, 82, of West Frankfort, IL passed away on September 29, 2018.

He was born on December 9, 1935 in Sesser to William and Alma (LeVault) Reiger. He is survived by his children Lonnie Ray Reiger Jr. of Arizona, Connie (Pat) Golliher of Benton, Jackie (Lloyd) Stephens of Marion, Angela Golliher of McLeansboro, Monty Reiger of Georgia, Myra Jones-Reiger of Benton, and Melissa Reiger of Marion; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren; one sister Dorothy Lipe of Sesser. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Charley Reiger, Lawrence Reiger, and Glenn Reiger, two sisters Kitty Santay and Bonnie Reiger.  

Lonnie’s wishes were to be cremated with no services. The Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser is assisting the family with arrangements.

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BUCKNER – Robert Klingel, 82, of Buckner passed away on September 29, 2018 at the Herrin Hospital.

He was born on July 25, 1936 in Christopher to Theodore “Ted” and Aslee (Motsinger) Klingel. He married Lois Ann (Stoebig) Klingel on September 7, 1957 and she preceded him in death on December 28, 2009.

Survivors include his son Chris Klingel of Buckner; one sister Brenda (Roger) Rice of Coello; two brothers Deon McGuire of Herrin and Kenny Klingel of Eureka, CA; sister-in-law Beverly Klingel of Christopher; and several nieces and nephews.

Robert was active in the West Franklin Historical Society in Mulkeytown. He was past president of the Six Rivers Racing Association, a member of the Eureka Eagles, and Humboldt Grange Club all in the Eureka, CA area.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one brother William Donald Klingel, and two sisters-in-law Donna McGuire and Naomi Ruth Klingel.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday October 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Entombment will be at Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Energy.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the West Franklin Historical Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For a full obituary, go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

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ZEIGLER – Valeta Ruth Morgan, 77, of Zeigler passed away on September 28, 2018 at her home.

She was born on November 10, 1940 in Herrin, IL to Gilbert and Lois (Clark) Prather. She married Noel Morgan on June 28, 1957 and he survives of Zeigler. She is also survived by her daughters Michelle (Roman) Willis of Royalton and Sandra (Ryan) Thorpe of Zeigler; grandchildren Morgan, Braden, Brittany, Amber, Ryan and Autum; great grandchildren Kilynn, Jordan, Zoie, Mia, Mya, Damion, Miracle, Merecia, Chaz and two great grandchildren on the way River and Britlynn; one sister Charlotte Colyer-Smith of Zeigler; one niece Lisa and one nephew Kevin and a dear friend Sherry Clark of Zeigler. She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter Christy Duiguid. She was a school teacher and a member of the First Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Christopher.

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Noon at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Pastor Danny Norman officiating. Visitation will be on Monday, October 1, 2018 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon. Burial will be at Zeigler City Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Christopher. Envelopes will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information go to our website www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.