Edna Rosenberger – Benton

Edna F. Rosenberger, 73, of Benton, IL, passed away at 2:15 p.m., Thursday, January 5, 2017, at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, after a brief illness. She was born on May 1, 1943, to Benjamin and Bertha (Hendricks) Carroll in West Frankfort, IL.  edna-rosenbergerEdna retired as a station manager in radio broadcasting. On June 19, 1965, she married Jerome D. Rosenberger.

She was a passionate dog rescuer and enjoyed traveling and reading. Edna was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Edna is survived by her loving spouse of 51 years, Jerome D. Rosenberger; one daughter, Jerilynn Rosenberger and Terrence Koenan of Meriden, CT; one son, Benjamin Rosenberger of Benton, IL and two grandsons, Dean Peters and Spencer Peters and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by Father, Benjamin and Bertha Carroll and several brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held Sunday, January 15, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.at Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 15, 2017, 3:00 p.m. at the Pate Funeral Home, Benton, IL.  Per Edna’s wishes cremation took place.

Memorials may be made to the Second Chance Rescue or the National Humane Society.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Marien Bornheimer – Whittington

marien-bornheimer-media-picMrs. Marien Agnes Bornheimer, age 76, of Whittington, passed away at 3:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO.

Mrs. Bornheimer was born January 20, 1940 in Wausau, WI, the daughter of Joseph Lewandowski and Leona (Kordus) Lewandowski. She married Robert Cyril Bornheimer on October 1, 1960, and he survives.

Marien’s working career was in Bookkeeping and Accounting. She enjoyed crafts, especially making Memorial Day flowers. She had a love and passion for pets, and rescued many. She also enjoyed cooking large meals for family and friends.

Marien was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benton, and enjoyed being involved with the church.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Robert C. Bornheimer of Whittington; her son Robert Bornheimer and wife Mary of Trenton, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mrs. Bornheimer was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters: Netta Soczka, Clara Janz, Lorraine Zdrojewski; and an infant brother.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 9, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Benton, with Father Urban Osuji officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery near Whittington. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, where a Rosary Service will be conducted at 8:00 p.m.

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

Jeffrey Arview – West Frankfort

Jeffery S. Arview, age 53, of West Frankfort, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Franklin Hospital in Benton.  He was born on April 18, 1963 in Highland, Illinois, the son of Sherman jeff-arview“Bud” Arview and Shirley (Dasher) Arview. He was married to Sharon Arview of West Frankfort.

Jeff was a 1981 graduate of Frankfort Community High School, and was a member of the former East Fork Baptist Church.

He worked for Arview Heating and Air Conditioning of West Frankfort.

Jeff loved music, tractors and the outdoors. His love for music was shown with him playing the bass guitar for many area country music bands, most notably The Kendell Marvel Band.

He is survived by his parents Bud and Shirley Arview of West Frankfort; his wife Sharon Arview of West Frankfort; two sons: Jeffery Arview and wife Sonja of Bells, TN, Caleb Arview of Thompsonville, IL; four grandchildren: Logan Arview, Taylor Arview, Jeffery Arview, Jr., Zain Arview; six siblings: David Arview of West Frankfort, Diana Bozovich and husband Dave of Whittington, Dorothy Yates of West Frankfort, Steve Arview and wife Helena of Thompsonville, Danny Arview of West Frankfort, Karen Jo Crespi and husband Tom of West Frankfort; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

Jeff’s wishes were to be cremated. A private family memorial celebration of life service will be held at a future date.  Arrangements have been entrusted with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Anti-Drug Fund through the Franklin County Sheriff Department, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

 

 

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Mrs. Eloise Whitlock – Benton

Mrs. Eloise Whitlock, age 69, of Benton IL, passed away at 3:55 p.m. Sunday, January 1, 2017 at her home. Mrs. Whitlock was born on September 8, 1947 in Lafayette, Indiana, the daughter of Howard and Naomi Dalton. She married Harol Whitlock on December 17, 1963, and he survives.whitlock

Eloise was a homemaker and a member of the West City Church of God in Benton. She enjoyed crocheting, playing the organ at the church, and spending time with her family and her church family.

Mrs. Whitlock is survived by her husband of 53 years, Rev. Harol Whitlock; three children: Donna Bradley and husband Billy of Eldorado, Joe Whitlock and wife Shari of Saraland, AL, Angie Spreck and husband Andrew of New Castle, IN; eight grandchildren: Josh Bradley, Austin Bradley, Deidra Reger, Kristen Fairchild, Jenna Sumrall, Mitchell Whitlock, Molly Whitlock, Mason Whitlock; nine great-grandchildren: Boston Bradley, Bronx Bradley, Levi Bradley, Lilly Reger, Cali Reger, Sadie Reger, Karinna Smith, Emmett Sumrall, Dallton Sumrall; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and twelve brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the West City Church of God, with Rev. Greg Isaacs officiating. Burial will take place Thursday, January 5, 2017 in the South Mound Cemetery in New Castle, Indiana. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at the West City Church of God. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family of Eloise Whitlock to assist with her funeral expenses, and will be accepted at the church. To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Eloise, visit www.lpfuneral home.com

Lloyd LeVault-Benton

Lloyd Wayne LeVault, age 47, of Benton IL, passed away at 3:05 a.m. Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Herrin Hospital.  He was born on December 30, 1969 in Benton, Illinois, the son of Loren Wayne LeVault and Deloris (Tittle) LeVault. He married Margaret Joanne Stone on September 3, 2016.lloyd-levalt

Lloyd was a 1988 graduate of Sesser-Valier High School, and a 1990 graduate of Rend Lake Community College. Lloyd was a member of the Horse Prairie Baptist Church of Sesser, where he formerly served as a Sunday School Teacher and a Deacon.

Lloyd was a proud volunteer for 12 years with the Sesser Fire Department as a Firefighter and EMT. Lloyd also gave of his time as a volunteer teacher with the IDNR teaching certified hunter safety classes.  He was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and shooting guns.

Lloyd was employed as a mechanic for 25 years with Continental Tire in Mt. Vernon. He enjoyed music.  According to his family, he was a good singer. He also enjoyed movies, especially Star Wars movies.

Mr. LeVault is survived by his wife Joanne LeVault of Benton; his three children: Jessica Tyler LeVault of Jackson, TN, Garret Scott LeVault and Colin Michael LeVault, both of Bolivar, TN; a step-daughter Tiffany Davis of DuQuoin, IL; his father Wayne LeVault of Mulkeytown; three sisters: Janee Kash of Benton, Annitta Dean McCormick and Darla L. Sloan, both of West Frankfort; several nieces and nephews, and his many friends.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his mother Deloris LeVault (October 29, 2012), and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

A Memorial Celebration of Life Service, will be held at 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Pastor Kirk Packer officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Benton American Legion Post #280, and will be accepted at the funeral home. To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Lloyd, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com

George B. Upchurch – Orient, IL

George B. Upchurch, 68, of Orient, IL, passed away December 30, 2016 at 9:32 a.m. in West Frankfort, IL with friends and loved ones at his bedside.

George was born in Benton, IL, on April 18, 1948, the son of Ralph and Louise Upchurch.

He is survived by two sisters, Deloris (Dewar) Burgess and friend Bill Ott, of Benton and Erma (Whaley) Herick and husband John, of Farina, IL; one brother, Marvin Upchurch, of St. Charles, MO; two children, Stephanie Pettit and husband Tom, and their daughter and Sabrina Harmon and husband Dustin and their daughters. He is also survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews that loved him dearly; close friends Raymond Clayton and wife Peggy and Chick Mohring and special girl, “Bompee” Christina.

He was preceded in death by his parents, by a son, George Allen Upchurch, by two brothers, Loren and James Richard and by a sister, Barbara Sneed.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, in Benton, with the Rev. Donnie Colson officiating. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington, IL. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, in Benton.

Ross Saul – Christopher IL

Ross Thomas Saul, 87, of Christopher IL, passed away December 24, 2016 in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

He was a retired coal miner.  He is survived by his wife Sondra (Izzo) Saul of Christopher, one daughter Cheri Saul (Doug Behm) of Christopher, one son Tom (Krystal) Saul of Christopher, Granddaughter Sophia Saul, step-daughters Jolee Baker of Benton, Tatia (Kevin) Trover of Herrin, step-grandchildren Brooke (Nate) Butcher of Benton, Kelsey Baker of St Petersburg, FL, Landon Trover of Herrin, one step great grandson Zayden Butcher of Benton.

His wishes were to be cremated with no services.

Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is entrusted with the arrangements.

Ruth Cantrell – Sesser

Ruth Cantrell, 105, of Sesser IL, passed away on Sunday December 25, 2016 at 6:55 P.M. at Mt Vernon Countryside Manor.

She was born September 14, 1911 to Alva and Della (Cockrum) Stevison.  She married Roy Cantrell on February 28, 1937 and he preceded her in death on July 13, 1958.

She was a member of the Sesser First Baptist Church, Eastern Star, and the Sesser Woman’s Club.

Ruth retired as a secretary from Crocker Insurance in Sesser and also did tax preparation for many individuals over the years.

She is survived by one daughter Shelby and Marvin Elliston of Sesser, one granddaughter Marvla Hutchens of Lexington, SC, two great granddaughters Alecia and Brian Davis of Lexington, SC, Ashley Hutchens of Greenwood, SC, great grandson Matt Hutchens of Sesser, and three great great grandchildren Skylar Davis, Riley Davis, and Alaina Creswell.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday December 28, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser.  Visitation will be on Wednesday December 28, 2016 from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.

For more information www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com

Velma Irvin-Christopher

Velma Aslee Irvin passed away on December 20, 2016 in Springdale, AR. She was born October 15, 1923 to Arthur and Lula velma-irvin-1482766394(Rogers) Carpenter.

She attended Glad Tidings Church in West Frankfort, IL.  She worked for several years at Smoler Brothers Garment Factory. After retiring from Smoler’s she enjoyed being a door greeter at Walmart in Benton for several years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Amos Irvin, her parents Arthur & Lulu Carpenter, two sisters; Genell (Bob) Reid, Esther (Morris) Bullard. Three brothers; Kenneth (Loraine) Carpenter, Claude (Ilene) Carpenter, Ray (Bernice) Carpenter.

She is survived by one daughter Donna (Dennis) Conner, one brother Bob (Billie) Carpenter, four grandchildren Dena (Mike) Jansen, Kevin (Kim) Conner, Regina (Jeff) Womack, Derick Conner, 13 great grandchildren & 6 great great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be on Friday December 30, 2016 at 11:00 A.M at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Brother Mark Miller officiating.  Visitation will be on Friday from 10:00 A.M until the service time at 11:00 A.M.  Burial will be at the Harrison Cemetery in Buckner, IL.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Harrison cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.

 

Evelyn Crowe – Benton

evelyn-croweEvelyn F. Crowe, nee Knaus, 89, of Benton, IL, formerly of Belleville, born Saturday, April 23, 1927, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away at 8:15 a.m., on Friday, December 23, 2016, at Stonebridge Senior Living Center in Benton, IL, surrounded by her family.

Evelyn worked as a Dispatcher for Ameritech Phone Company.  She was a member of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, Belleville, IL, Rob Morris Chapter 98 Order Of The Eastern Star, Ainad Belles, Pride of High Green Lodge, Wednesday Club, Living Information of Today, Pioneers of America (Telephone Retirees Club).

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Lee West Crowe; parents, Ernest W. and Frances M. nee Klaus, Knaus, Sr.; and brother, Ernest W. Knaus, Jr.

Evelyn is survived by her four sister-in-laws, Evelyn Guth, June Dublar, Ruby Crowe, Sue and husband Steve Pate, Sr; one brother-in-law, Richard Crowe; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Local Funeral Arrangements under the direction of Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main Street, Benton, IL.

Visitation:  Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Kurrus Funeral Home, 1773 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Kurrus Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Patton, officiating.  Private family interment at Lake View Memorial Gardens in Fairview Heights, IL.

Memorials may be made in Evelyn’s honor to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

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