Sandra Jane Veach – Sesser, IL

Sandra Jane Veach, 82, of Sesser, IL, passed away at 11:01 a.m. on June 20, 2016 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital, in Mt. Vernon, IL.

veachShe was born on November 21, 1933 in Sesser, the daughter of Dallas Murry and Lela Mae (Sands) Murry.

Sandra married Bob S. Veach on December 8, 1950 and he survives.

She was a homemaker.

Sandra is survived by her children Mike, Debbie and David; grandchildren Angela, Michael, Patty, Ricky, Chelle, Mathew and Joe; sister Annabel (Murry) Parker, of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Patty Veach and one brother Ross Murry.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Brother Larry Cook officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery, in Sesser.

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Pat Carr – Benton, IL

Pat Carr, age 47 of Benton, passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Benton.

pat carrVisitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Patrick Stanley Carr was born on May 1, 1969 in Peoria, IL, the son of William Scott Carr and Judith Ann (Stanley) Carr.

Pat was a residential electrician and a member International Brotherhood of  Electrical Workers  Local 702 of West Frankfort.

Pat enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. He was an avid waterfowl and deer hunter, and fisherman.  Pat also had a love for horses, especially race horses; which he formerly owned, trained, and raced.

He is survived by his parents Bill and Judy Carr of Benton; a son Nicholas Lowe of Orlando, FL; a granddaughter Connie Lowe of Orlando, FL; his maternal grandfather Milton Stanley of East Peoria, IL;  a brother Scott Carr and wife Carmalee of Benton; a sister Renee Osborn and husband Richard of Odessa, TX; two aunts Janet Cheatham and husband Gene of East Peoria, IL, Dawn Kirk and husband Don also of East Peoria, IL; several cousins, nieces, nephews, and his many special friends.

Pat was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Edith Stanley; and his paternal grandparents Scott and Mildred Carr.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, and will be collected at the funeral home.

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Olive Hill — Christopher, IL

CHRISTOPHER — Olive Pauline Hill, 90, died Saturday, June 18, 2016, at her Home in Christopher, IL.

Olive was born Nov. 24, 1925, in Buckner, the daughter of Mancil and Mary (Stacy) McCluskey.

Olive was a member of Church of Christ in Christopher.

Olive married Howard Hill on March 10, 1946, in Mount Vernon and together they shared 70 years of marriage.

She was a homemaker.

Olive is survived by her husband, children, Duane and Juanita Hill of Charleston, Indiana, Marsha Bowers of Benton, Ginger and Jayce Martin of Christopher; grandchildren, Clint and Amy Hill of Franklin, Tennessee, Somer and Ryan Novakovsky of Sellersburg, Indiana, Robert Morrison III of Benton, Tony and Kaci Hodge of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, John and Gretchin Martin of Christopher, Jayson and Marcy Martin of Christopher, Jesse Martin of Christopher, and Jamie Thompson of Christopher; great-grandchildren, Cassie and Gale Novakovsky, Darren, Autum, and Griffin Hill, Allie Hodge, Lauren Kent, Ashlyn and Alex Thompson, Veda Martin, Gracie Martin, and Jaycie, Callie and Addie Martin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Orlie McCluskey and one infant brother; and two grandchildren, Darren Duane Hill and Andrew Lee Querry.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 21, in Gilbert funeral Home in Christopher, with Brother George Marshall officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 20, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Harrison Cemetery in Buckner.

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Ruth E. Lisanby – Christopher, IL

CHRISTOPHER — Ruth E. Lisanby, 72, died Friday, June 17, 2016, in Herrin Hospital.

Ruth was born Jan. 31, 1944, in Chicago, the daughter of Anton and Frances (Bannach) Rejholio.

She married Don Lisanby and he preceded in her in death.

Ruth is survived by her children, Denise and Darrin Marks of Bridgeview, Nancy and James Kamba of Chicago Ridge, Jerry Fiore of Downers Grove, and Darren Fiore of Chicago Ridge; grandchildren, Scott, Ryan, Tyler, Joshua and Nicholas; and brother and sister, Stanley Rejholic of McHenry, and Lily Rejholic-Rozen of Pheonix, Arizona.

She was a clerk at Wal-Mart until her retirement.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Her wishes were for her body to be cremated with no services.

Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is in charge of arrangements.

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Wallace Mick – Benton, IL

BENTON — Wallace Paul Mick, 94, died Friday, June 17, 2016, in Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

wallace mickHe was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Benton, to Romie and Mary (Barmenski) Mick.

Wallace married Rose Ann (Legerski) Mick and she preceded in death on May 18, 1993.

He was a carpenter, taxidermist and had taught taxidermy at Rend Lake College.

He was an avid hunter that had hunted in Africa and all over the United States, a bow maker, and wood carver.

Wallace served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was a Motor Mack 1st class during the invasion of Normandy. In April he was on the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, Flight No. 37.

Wallace was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church in Christopher.

Survivors include children, Larry and Regina Mick of Nashville, Laura and Scott Ellis of Port St Lucie, Florida, and Judy and Charlie Kirk of Mayfield, Kentucky; grandchildren, Brittany Ellis Lolos and her husband, Chrstos Lolos, Stacey Evilsizer, Daniel Mick, and Chelsea Ellis; great-grandchild, Beth Evilsizer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two sisters, Sophie “Mickey” Mick and Carolyn Carpenter.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, in St Andrews Catholic Church in Christopher, with Father Urban Osuji officiating. Burial will be in Masonic and IOOF cemetery in Benton. Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher.

Memorials may be made to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Carl “Mule” Overton – Sesser, IL

Carl “Mule” Overton, 59, of Sesser, IL passed away at 3:04 a.m. on June 17, 2016 at SSM Health Good Samaritan, in Mt. Vernon, IL.

He was born April 19, 1957 in Benton, IL, the son of Thomas Howard Overton and Betty Jane (Cameron) Overton.

Carl is survived a special friend, Linda Gower, of Sesser; brothers and sisters Ernest Overton, of Mt Vernon, Thomas Overton, of Sesser, Howard Overton, of Coello, Curtis Overton, of Coello, James Overton, of Pfafftown, North Carolina, Douglas Overton, of Sesser, Elizabeth Bassett, of Sesser, Aileen Grieser, of Prescott, AZ, Lydia Brust, of Bowling Green, KY, Jean Keith, of Zeigler, IL and Mary Conley of Bowling Green, KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Alva Overton and Michael Dean Overton.

His wishes were to be cremated, there will be a memorial service at a later date.

Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser is in charge of arrangements.

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Ramona Grammer Tasky – Benton, IL

BENTON — Ramona June Grammer Tasky, died peacefully early Wednesday morning at Benton Rehabilitative and Health Care Center.

Born Aug. 13, 1930, she was the oldest daughter of 13 children born to Archie Sinclair Grammer and Stella Bradford Grammer.

Ramona is preceeded in death by her parents; fourth husband, Edmond Tasky; brothers, Bill, John, Lonnie, Archie, Don, Charles and Carl; sister-in-law, Ruth Burzynski (Bill) Grammer; and stepsons, Eddie Gene and Andy Tasky.

She is survived by three sisters, Ruby Talley, Caroline (Curtis) Williams, both of Benton, and Sharon (Stan) Moser of Wisconsin; sisters-in-law, Verla (Lonnie) Grammer and Cathy (Don) Grammer of Mississippi; brothers, Carroll and Darrell (Judy) of Kentucky; and children, Cheryl Jan (Bruce) Hartsell, David and Chuck Hutson; stepdaughter, Brenda Tasky Schwartz; 10 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and several great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and friends.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17, in Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Louise Marie Latham – Buckner, IL

BUCKNER — Louise Marie Latham, 66, died at 4:34 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2016, in Herrin Hospital.

Louise was born Jan. 27, 1950, in Ottawa, to Robert David and Maybell Louise (Huston) Shelton.

She married George Latham on Feb. 11, 1995, and he survives in Buckner.

Survivors include children, Tammy Miller of Buckner, Eric and April Barnhart of Oglesby, Jody Barnhart of Taylorville, and Roy Dale Barnhart Jr. of Ottawa; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; brother, James and Vickie of Shelton of Oakdale, Tennessee; and one sister-in-law, Carol Shelton of Wisconsin.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, David Shelton and Tom Shelton.

She was a member of Valier First Baptist Church.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 17, in Valier First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Harl Ray Lewis officiating.

Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is in charge of arrangements.

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Georgianna Miller – Benton, IL

Georgianna Miller, age 86 of Benton, passed away May 29, 2016 in Hendersonville, TN.

Her wishes were to be cremated.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the First Free Will Baptist Church , 1208 East Bond Street, Benton, Illinois, with Rev. Kent Dunford and Rev. Larry Clyatt officiating.  Friends may greet and give condolences to the family from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday, June 18, 2016 at the First Free Will Baptist Church of Benton.

Local arrangements are through the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Georgianna was born on January 1, 1930 in Mc Leansboro, IL, the daughter of Walter and Maud (Mezo) Stover. She married Charles E. “Chuck” Miller and he preceded her in death on.

During her working career, Georgianna was a registered nurse.

She was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church of Benton.

Mrs. Miller is survived by her daughter Gayle Kucera and husband John of Gallatin, TN;  a son Gary A. Miller of Eldorado, IL; a grandson Thomas Kucera of Franklin, TN;  a brother David Stover of Mc Leansboro, IL; several nieces and nephews, and her many friends and neighbors at Lake Moses.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister Sue Rountree; and a brother Danny Stover.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions to be made to the First Free Will Baptist Church, 1208 East Bond Street, Benton, IL 62812.

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Deborah “Debbie” Ann Dial – Benton, IL