BENTON – Margaret  O. Tennant, 95, of Benton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2018 in Marion, IL. 
 
She was born on Feb. 22, 1923, in Fairmont, WV. She was a member of Benton First Baptist Church and volunteered her time at various places within the community.
 
Margaret is survived by her son, Joseph  R. Tennant and wife Julia of Benton; four grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Joseph L. Tennant.
 
Per her wishes cremation will take place. Interment will be held at a later date in Barrackville, WV.
 
Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.

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BENTON – Sandra Kay Kern, 74, of Benton, passed away at 4:55 p.m., on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. 

She was born on January 27, 1944, to Jessie and Eloise (Jarvis) Dugger in Benton, IL. Sandra was as a Retired Registered Nurse. She attended the Potter’s Way Church, Macedonia, IL.

Sandra was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, shopping and traveling. Sandra spoiled her little dog Sammy and loved her to pieces.   

She is survived by her two children, Darren M. Hansen and wife Pam of Buckner, IL, and Dustin “Dusty” Forby of Benton, IL; 12 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Sandra was preceded in death by parents, Jessie and Eloise Dugger, husband, Blake Kern; former Husband and Dear Friend, James “Jim” Hansen; and son, Kyle M. Hansen.

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

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 16, 2018, from 10 a.m. to noon at Pate Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018, 12:00 p.m., at the Pate Funeral Home, with Pastor Roger Webb, officiating.  Burial follow services at Masonic and Odd Fellow Cemetery, Benton, IL.

Memorials contributions can be made to Second Chance Rescue of Franklin County, and will be accepted at the funeral home. 

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

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MCLEANSBORO – Shirley Ann French, 77, of McLeansboro passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at her home.

Graveside services only will be held Tuesday, August 14 at 10 a.m. at the Ten Mile Cemetery in McLeansboro. Burial will be in the Ten Mile Cemetery in McLeansboro. The Rev. Robert Sefried will be officiating.

Date of Birth: February 24, 1941      Place of Birth: Carmi, IL

Father: Frederick Hamblin                Mother: Verna (Holtzclaw) Hamblin

Marriage to: Ebert French and he preceded her in death on July 3, 2018

Occupation: CNA Previously employed by Carmi Manor, Carmi, IL

Church Affiliation: Attended Ten Mile Baptist Church

Activities: Shirley loved to crochet and she collected angels.

Survivors:

2 Sons: Robert Yates, North Carolina

David Yates & wife Deb, Carmi, IL

1 Sister: Karen Yates, Carmi, IL

1 Brother: Gary Hamblin & wife Shirley, Carmi, IL

2 Step-Daughters: Darla Jean French – Mt. Vernon, IL

LaDonna Goosby and husband Marvin – Carlyle, IL

4 Sisters-in- Law: Sue Hart – Dahlgren, IL

Janet Cox – McLeansboro, IL

Janice Bridwell – McLeansboro, IL

Dana Williams – McLeansboro, IL

4 – Grandchildren

6 – Great Grandchildren

3- Step-Grandchildren: Matthew French, Tristan White, Timmothy White

3- Step-Great Grandchildren: Haiden Steighburg, Bryce and Zariah White

Numerous Nephews and Nieces

Preceded in Death By: Parents, Husband Ebert; 1 Great-grandson

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

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MCLEANSBORO – Donald “Roundy” Rich, 87, of McLeansboro passed on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Carmi Manor Rehab & Nursing Center in Carmi. He was born February 4, 1931 in McLeansboro, the son of Earl and Hazel (Cluck) Rich.

Don was a United States Navy Veteran and served aboard the U.S.S. Saint Paul in the Korean War. After serving his four years, he worked in the oil fields and at General Motors in Pontiac, Michigan. Don loved to play pool with his buddies at Danny’s Pool Room and loved to go to Ellis Park Horse Races. He loved animals, especially feeding squirrels out of his hand. He had a very kind, giving heart and expected nothing in return. He will be missed so very much.

He is survived by his son, Mike Rich; two grandsons, Donnie and Bradley, and great grandchildren, all of West Virginia; two brothers, Robert Rich and wife Sheila of Manitou, Kentucky, and David Rich and wife JoAnn of Carmi, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Shirley Lantrip, Carolyn Drew and a brother, Ronald Rich.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of God of Maunie, Illinois and will be accepted at the church or at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro.

Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Monday and a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at Harre Funeral Home in  McLeansboro. Pastor JoAnn Rich will officiate.

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BENTON – Charles “Charlie” Cash took his last Earthly breath on July 30, 2018. The next breath he took was in Heaven in the presence of his Savior and the angels. His place in Heaven was assured when he gave his life to Christ at the age of 11.

Charlie was born in West Frankfort, Illinois to Ruth Hill Cash and Ray Cash on November 30, 1945. He attended Marion schools and graduated from SIU with a MBA in 1969. While at SIU, he met and married Joy Taylor in 1968. In March, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Cash continues to live in Benton, Illinois.  

From 1969-1973, Charlie served in the USAF stationed at Canon AFB in Clovis, N.M. After working in the banking industry from many years, he retired from J.P Morgan Chase in Houston, Texas. It was then he began his 15 year courageous battle with multiple myeloma.

The Rotary Club in Benton held a special place in his heart. He was one of their Paul Harris Fellows. He was very dedicated to his Lord and his church at the First Baptist Church in West Frankfort. In all of his dealings both professional and personal, Charles Cash was regarded as a man of integrity and honor.

Memorial services will be Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort with Brother Mike Cash and Peter Bullette officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.    

Memorials may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

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BENTON – Carol Parkin Bullington departed this life and entered eternal life with Christ at the age of 74 on August 8, 2018 surrounded by her loved ones.

Carol was born August 7, 1944 in Chapel Hill, VA to parents William and Jeannette Olson.

She married Charles Sam Bullington on May 7, 1966 and they have resided in Benton, IL for the last 49 years. She worked as a CNA for 20 years and a Pharmacy Technician for 20 years while in Benton.

She attended and worshipped at the Abundant Life Apostolic Church in Benton.

She is survived by her Husband, Charles Bullington; Two Children, Charles Wayne Bullington, Pamela Annette Bullington; Five Granddaughters and 11 Great-Grandchildren.

Visitation will be held Friday, August 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Abundant Life Church, 707 East Webster Street, Benton, IL 62812. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church with Bro. Chris Hammonds officiating. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Rend City following.

For more information or to sign the online guest register, please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com

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MACEDONIA – Carol Marie Smith, 75, of Macedonia passed away on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at her home.

A visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 with memorial services to follow at Macedonia Methodist Church. A burial of ashes will follow at a later date by her family.

Clergy:  Dr. Ken Cook              

Date of Birth: July 15, 1943    

Place of Birth: Punxsutawney, PA

Father: George Murray                    

Mother: Sylvia Ann ( Uplinger ) Murray

Occupation: Homemaker

Marriage to: Paul Eugene Smith on June 2, 1962 in Pennsylvania          

Activities: She loved to quilt, sew and loved to cook

Church Affiliation: Macedonia United Methodist Church, Macedonia, IL

Survivors:

Husband: Paul  “P.A.” Smith, Macedonia

2 Sons: Doug Smith, Macedonia

              Dale Smith and wife Melanie, Vienna, IL

Daughter: Delores Black and husband Doug – Bloomington/Normal, IL

Grandchildren

Great Grandchildren

2 Sisters: Sylvia Reed (husband Don) – Pennsylvania

                  Eddie Berbugular  (husband Don) – Pennsylvania                                                                                                                                                             

Preceded in Death by: Parents

MEMORIALS TO: Macedonia Methodist Church “Roof Fund” will be accepted at the church

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

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WEST FRANKFORT – William “Bill” Clark, 67, of West Frankfort passed away at 10:55 p.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Stonebridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Benton.

Bill was born December 8, 1950 in West Frankfort to Albert and Dorothy (Williams) Clark.                                                                

He was a coal miner and retired from Bombardier Boats. He was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren. He was an avid Philadelphia Phillies fan.

Bill is survived by his daughters Lisa (John) Wright and Amy Dunning. Grandchildren Cole, Cali, Gabe and Lily. Brothers Jim (Gerry) Clark and Larry (Dena) Clark. Sisters Karen Clark, Kathy Clark, and Kay Clark. Along with several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother David Clark.                                                                       

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at the Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort with Bro. Mike Cash officiating. Burial will be in the Tower Heights Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.   

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WEST FRANKFORT – David “Mossy” Gordon Moss, 59, of West Frankfort, passed away at 5:08 p.m., on Friday, August 3, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
 
He was born on April 7, 1959, to George and Darlene (Ponder) Moss in Kankakee, IL. On September 25, 1981, he married the former Debra Kay Montgomery at Valier Baptist Church, Valier, IL. David started his career working at Barton and Colins Furniture in Benton for over 15 years as a delivery and repairman. He then worked for T & T Carbide in Logan for 10 years as a welder. David most recently had been working at Aisin Manufacturing, where he had been employed for 13 years in the shipping and receiving department. David fought a courageous two-year battle of cancer, and had a very strong support team. 

“Mossy” was an avid sports fan, supporting Benton Rangers Football, Southern Illinois University Salukis Basketball and NASCAR. He was a loving son, husband, father and grandfather. His grandchildren will always cherish the afternoons they spent with him eating ice cream over the summer. David’s since of humor and personality would light up a room.   
 
David is survived by his loving spouse of 36 years, Debra Kay Moss, two children, Stefanie Nicole Moss and companion Darrell Paulson and Dustin Cole Moss and wife Destaney; four brothers, Lonie Moss and wife Tracy, Stephen Moss and wife Kathie, Rich Moss and Darrin Moss and wife Dawn; his five grandchildren, Hunter Moss, Isabella Moss, Jayden Moss, Gianna Moss and Kay Moss; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 5 to 8 p.m., at Pate Funeral Home.
    
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at the Pate Funeral Home, with Pastor Roger Webb officiating.
 
Graveside services will be private for family at the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, IL.
 
Memorials contributions may be made to Pate Funeral Home in care of funeral expenses and will be accepted at the funeral home. 

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.
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MCLEANSBORO – William Dale Williford, 72, of Macedonia passed away at 2 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018, at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, IN. 
 
Dale was born on February 12, 1946, to William Williford and Ona Lee (Woods) Williford in Charleston, MO. On April 3, 1965, he married Linda Childers and she survives. Dale retired after many years working as a truck driver and mechanic.

Mr. Williford was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed trail riding, attending rodeos, farm auctions and flea markets.

Dale is survived by his loving wife Linda; four sons, Wes Williford and wife Melissa, Todd Williford and wife Angie, Trevor Williford and wife Diane, and Cody Williford and fiancé Debra; nine grandchildren, Wes Williford, Jr. and wife Caitlin, Dalton Williford and wife Charly, Caleb Williford and wife Moriah, Colton Williford, Casie Doyle and husband Jack, Creek Williford, Ryler Williford, Bowen Williford and Seth Williams; seven great-grandchildren, Amilya, Isabellah, Paisley, Walker, Waylon, Ronan and Ebin; two brothers, Grady Harold Williford and wife Lou, Fenton Williford and wife Shanon; one sister, Becky O’Neill and husband Billy; one step-brother, Michael Janes and wife Pam; a special cousin, Bubby Crow; and three special friends, Larry “Hokey” Kelley, John Robey and Luke Kelley; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Grady Williford and Ona Lee Williford; one brother, Bobby Williford; two step-brothers, Jimmy Jones and Billy McIntosh; and his step-mother, Marie Williford.

Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 South Main Street, Benton, IL.
 
Visitation will be held on Monday, August 6, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pate Funeral Home, Benton, IL.
    
Funeral services will follow visitation on Monday, August 6, 2018, at 1 p.m., at the Pate Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Webb officiating.  Burial will follow services at Brady Cemetery in Akin, IL.
 
Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.
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INA – Robert (Bob) Maurice Drennan passed away on Wednesday, August 1, 2018.

Born on April 21, 1935, to Byford and Juandola (Dot) Drennan, Robert has two sisters, Carole Lewis and Gloria Richardson, and one brother, Wayne Drennan, all who survive.

Robert married his high school love, Frances Evelyn Kirk, on May 29, 1955, who survives. They have two children, Mark who married Susan Bond, and Anne who married Edward Hale, and one granddaughter Hallie Drennan, who married Randy Pollard.

Robert was a lifetime member and deacon at New Hope Freewill Baptist Church.

He farmed most of his life and also worked at General Radiator, the Mt. Vernon Police Department, and the Mt. Vernon Water Department. Through the years Robert was active in many Jefferson County programs. He also served on the Tri-County Electric board for 12 years. Robert was active in the Masonic Lodge, holding many positions over the years and obtaining the Certified Lodge Instructor.

Robert enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, and bird watching. He and Evelyn toured all of the North American states, with the exception of Hawaii, electing instead to return to Alaska by automobile. They also loved the Canadian Maritime Provinces.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the upcoming August 26th benefit for the family of Robert and McClain Lea. Donations can be made at the church.

A Memorial Service was held at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 5th at the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church with Bro. Craig Smith & Bro. Dale Burzynski officiating.

For more information or to sign the online guest register, please visit www.johnstonfuneralhome.com.

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WEST FRANKFORT – Kenny Sullivan left this world surrounded by the love of family and friends on July 31, 2018 after a very short but difficult battle with cancer.

Kenny was fiercely  loved by his wife, Tara; his daughter, Olivia (Coleman) Fitch; son, Andrew, son, Earic; mother, Karen Wood; brother, Bill Sullivan; brother, Philip Smolak; father and mother-in-law, Tim and Janet Story as well as many other close family members and friends.

Although Kenny moved to many places throughout his lifetime, West Frankfort was always his hometown. He worked many years at Herrin Maytag, but eventually went back to school at SIUC to earn his degree in Social Work with honors. This led him to become a Probation Officer in Williamson County, where he made many new and lasting friendships.

Kenny will always be remembered as the definition of a “good guy.” He helped anyone he met with any task needed and had an uncanny ability to make friends wherever he went. He loved hunting, fishing, camping, and “going junking.” Kenny volunteered at Frankfort Community High School with many student functions and was well-loved by many student in the class of 2014, 2016 and 2020. 

Kenny was preceded in death by his father, Terry Sullivan.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort, Illinois with Mark Fitch officiating.  Burial will be in the Boner Cemetery in West Frankfort, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to noon prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to FCHS Scholarship Fund in memory of Kenny Sullivan and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

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Michael Kent Webb

Age:  71

Residence: McLeansboro, IL

Passed Away:  12:35 P.M., Tuesday,  July 31, 2018 at SSM Good Samaritan

Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL

Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday,  August 3, 2018 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL                                                        

Funeral: 11:00 A.M., Saturday,  August 4, 2018 at Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, IL     

Clergy: Reverend Carrol Kakac

Burial: I.O.O.F. Cemetery, McLeansboro, IL

Date of Birth: December 27,  1946        

Place of Birth: McLeansboro, IL

Father: Oakley Webb                          

Mother: Audrey (Duncan) Webb

Marriage to: Susan Lynn (Munsell) on May 29, 1965 in McLeansboro, IL                                       

Occupation: Mike was a Foreman and employed by the Hamilton County Highway Department

Church Affiliation:  He attended the First Christian Church in McLeansboro

Activities:  He absolutely loved horses

Survivors:

Wife:  Susan Lynn Webb, McLeansboro   

2 Sons:  Justin Webb and wife Stacy, McLeansboro, IL

               Ethan Webb and wife Molly, McLeansboro, IL

1 Brother: Steve Webb and wife Judy, McLeansboro, IL

6 Grandchildren: Katylin, Oakley, Austin, Sydney, Jeremy and Austin

2 Great Grandchildren: Audrey and Billy

Several Nieces and Nephews                                           

Preceded in Death by: Parents and 1 Brother, Keith Webb   

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

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CHRISTOPHER – Chris Meinert, 69, of Christopher, passed away on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.

He was born on June 6, 1949 in DuQuoin, IL to Warren and Marie (Marlo) Meinert. He married Paula (Palmer) Meinert on February 8, 1992 and she survives of Christopher.

Survivors include his wife Paula, one son Michael (Vanessa) Meinert of Valier; one daughter-in-law Autumn Meinert of Trophy Club, TX; four grandchildren Oliver Patrick, Ella Rose, Henry Coy, and Veda Marie; one brother David (Gay) Meinert of Decatur, AL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son Matthew Meinert.

Chris graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree and had worked in research at Argon National Laboratories in Joliet, IL. After moving back to Christopher, he worked in sales at Taylor Motor Company in Benton and won numerous sales awards. He had a love for music and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was a member of the St. Andrews Catholic Church in Christopher.

Funeral Mass for Chris will be on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the St. Andrews Catholic Church in Christopher with Father Urban Osuji officiating.  Burial will be at St. Andrews Catholic Cemetery in Christopher. Visitation will be on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher.

In lieu of flowers donations can be given to the St. Francis Humane Society or to the Perry County Humane Society and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

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DOWNERS GROVE, IL – Ernest Wayne Upchurch, 80, passed away on January 22, 2018 at his daughter’s home in Downers Grove, Illinois, where he had been living the last three years.

Ernest was born May 13, 1937 in Franklin County, Illinois, the son of Charles Omer & Ila (Spencer) Upchurch. He is survived by his only child, daughter Donna Kaye (Todd) Chapin; grandchildren, Ethan Chapin and Kyle Chapin; and sister, Ruth Ila Morgan.

Family and friends are invited to attend the graveside service at Shiloh Cemetery, Whittington, Illinois on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 3 p.m. Services provided by Morton & Johnston Funeral Home.

For more information or to sign the online guest register please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com.

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WEST FRANKFORT – Dale Arvel Gregory, 85, of West Frankfort, Illinois, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018 in his residence at 6:12 p.m.

Dale was born February 26, 1933 in Thompsonville, Illinois to Kenneth and Gladys (Mocaby) Gregory. He was a charter member of Glad Tidings Church and currently attends Trinity Full Gospel Fellowship Church in West Frankfort. Dale was retired from the UMWA and IDOT. He was in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Dale was very passionate about his service in the VFW and American Legion. He was a past commander of Post 4753 in Sesser, Illinois and a District 15 trustee. For many years, he participated in many honor guard ceremonies.

Dale married Arletta Wilson Gregory in 1955 and she survives. He is also survived by five children and spouses: Donna Hiller, Lloyd (Dana) Gregory, Billy Gregory all of West Frankfort, Lisa (Mark) Ingram of Ewing, Beverly (Herb) Gage of McLeansboro; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Gene (Louisa) Gregory; sister, Genell Cogdill; sister-in-law, Melba Gregory.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Warren Gregory.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort, Illinois with Pastor Guy Webster officiating. Burial will be in Dillingham Cemetery on the Corinth Road.  Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. prior to the service. Military rites will be observed.

The family would like to thank the West Frankfort Fire Department and EMTs.

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

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WEST FRANKFORT – Linda Bradford, 66, of West Frankfort, formerly of Christopher, passed away on Sunday, July 29, 2018.

She was born on Nov. 2, 1951 in Christopher to Arzie Willard Brown and Cora Mae (Alexander) Wilson. She married Richard Bradford Sr. on July 3, 1968 and he survives of West Frankfort.

Survivors include her husband, two sons, Rich (Cindy) Bradford of Christopher and Bobby (Connie Hammons) Bradford of Calvert City, KY; grandchildren Ashley Bradford, Richie Bradford, Cheyenne Bradford and Haylee Bradford.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Gloria Bates, Mary Ann Brown and one brother Willard Brown She was a member of the Church of God in Benton and had attended the Lighthouse Pentecostal Church in Ledbetter, KY for the past 10 years.

Funeral services for Linda will be on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Brother Paul Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at the Harrison Cemetery in Buckner.

Go to www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com for more information.

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THOMPSONVILLE – Joan R. Wehmeyer, 71, of Thompsonville, passed away 10:05 a.m., on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Herrin Hospital surrounded by her family. 
 
She was born on Dec. 21, 1946 to Eugene and Ann (Munis) Ryan in Chicago, IL. Joan retired as a Registered Nurse for Dr. P. Sahni.

Joan was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Joan enjoyed traveling with her husband around the world, road trips with the Corvette Club, going to NHRA races, and reading. She especially enjoyed participating in humanitarian trips to Thailand, distributing school supplies to children.

Joan is survived by her loving husband, Frank; two daughters, Michelle Manalang and husband Stuart Kahler of Marshfield, WI, and Karen Stark and husband Warren of Woodlawn, IL; four sons, Patrick Manalang of Marion, IL, Kevin Manalang and wife Erica of Woburn, MA, Frank Wehmeyer of Paducah, KY, and Aaron Wehmeyer of Odell, IL; 12 Grandchildren, Hayden Richardson, Landon Richardson,  Remington Kahler, Wednesday Manalang, Case Manalang, Cody Martin, Wyatt Martin, Dylan Wehmeyer, Sam Wehmeyer, Austin Stark, Taylor Stark, and Morrisa Stark.
 
She was preceded in death by father, Eugene Ryan, mother, Ann (Munis) Ryan, and sister, Mary Golem.
 
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, Benton, IL.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.
    
Memorials contributions may be made to St. John’s Catholic School in West Frankfort, IL, and donations will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

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MCLEANSBORO – Michael S. Adamecz, 67, of McLeansboro, passed away at 8:45 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2018 at his residence.

Mr. Adamecz chose to be cremated and there was no visitation or funeral service at this time. Memorial services will be held by family at a later date.

Date of Birth: September 11, 1950    

Place of Birth: Blue Island, IL

Father: Steven Adamecz                     

Mother: Margaret (Lange) Adamecz  

Occupation: Client Manager and employed by Trade Industries in McLeansboro

Survivors:

Brother: Charles Adamecz and wife Jacqui of Elburn, IL

Sister: Joann Hart –  Illinois

Daughter: Cynthia Taylor and husband of DeKalb, IL

Stepson: Vernon Perryman of Joliet, IL

6 Stepdaughters: Linda Mariani of Wisconsin; Vicky Nalley of McLeansboro; Jennifer Clemens, McLeansboro; Carolyn Craig, Rochester, KY; Cathlene Garrison,  Enfield, IL; Samantha Norwood, Mt.Carmel, IL

24 Grandchildren

13 Great Grandchildren

Many nieces and nephews                              

Preceded in Death by: Parents; Wife, June Adamecz; Wife, Sandy Adamecz;  Son, Stephen Ray Adamecz; 2 sisters, Eleanore and Darlene.   

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

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BENTON – Mario Efren Lainfiesta, 69, of Benton, passed away on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.
 
He was born on May 30, 1949 to Mario Aguilar and Ursula Lainfiesta in Belize. He attended school at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Mario worked at the Illinois Department of Human Services. Mr. Lainfiesta was United States Army Veteran. 
 
Mario was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Benton, Illinois, and the Knights of Columbus. Throughout Mario’s life he enjoyed traveling and spending time with his loving family.
 
Mr. Lainfiesta is survived by his mother, Ursula Lainfiesta; one son, Damian Lainfiesta and wife Beth of Sumner, Washington; one granddaughter, Raeann; his dear friend, Paula Lainfiesta; his brothers and sisters, Omar Aguilar, Israel Aguilar, Maureen Turton, Marva Trejo and Araceli Rodriguez; and four close cousins, Christine Staine, Yolanda Witowich, Michael Staine and Ronald Staine. 
 
He was preceded in death by his father, Mario Aguilar, and one brother.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, Illinois.
    
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 10 a.m., at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Benton, Illinois with Urban Osuji officiating services.
 
Memorials contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.