Obituary – Ed Morris – Ewing

Ed Morris, 75, of Ewing, passed away Friday, April 24, 2015 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 27 at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, IL with Pastor Tim Reynolds officiating.

Burial will be at Phillips Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, IL.

Larry Joe Bandy – Benton, IL

Larry Joe Bandy, age 67, of Benton; died at 4:05 a.m. Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Herrin Hospital.

bandyHe was born on February 13, 1948 in Logan, IL, the son of Raymond J. Bandy and Helen (Meacham) Bandy. He married the former Linda Susan Calonne on September 13, 1971.

Larry was a coal miner, having last worked at Old Ben Coal #24, and he was a member of the U.M.W.A. Local #1342. After a career in coal mining, he and his wife owned and operated several different restaurants in the area.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during the Viet Nam War.

Larry enjoyed watching football, playing cards, and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife Linda Susan Bandy of Benton; his father Raymond J. Bandy of Logan; two daughters, Kim Eubanks and husband Tim of Sesser, and Jody Smith of Benton; three grandchildren, Bayley Eubanks of Sesser, T.J. Eubanks of Sesser, and Dawson Smith of Ewing; a brother Lonnie Bandy and wife Loretta of Logan, Carolyn Irvin of Logan, Patti Absher and husband Bobby of Logan; a brother-in-law Jerome Calonne and wife Virginia of West Frankfort; a sister-in-law Marsha Murphy of Carbondale; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Helen Bandy, and a brother-in-law Rick Murphy.

Per Larry’s wishes, cremation services will be accorded. The Leffler – Poulson Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorial contributions in memory of Larry Joe “Teddy Bear” Bandy, may be made to the American Diabetes Association, and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

James “Jim” Trogolo – Christopher, IL

James “Jim” Trogolo, 63, of Christopher, IL passed away April 24, 2015 at Franklin Hospital Emergency Room.

trogoloJim was the former chief of police in Christopher, a position he held for 21 years. He also worked six years as a patrolman before becoming chief. Jim was also a member of the Christopher Fire Department for 40 years.

He was born in Christopher, the son of Rudolph “Rudy” Trogolo and Lena (VanZandt) Trogolo. His mother survives of Christopher.

Jim is survived by his children, Andrew “Andy” Trogolo, Christopher, Keasha Trogolo, Christopher, James R. Trogolo, Benton, IL and Stefanie Trogolo, Herrin, IL; grandchildren Makayla Trogolo, Presley Sollers, Ady Sollers, Xander Trogolo and Emersyn Trogolo.

He was preceded in death by his father, one sister Patty Mills, one brother, Chuck Trogolo.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home, in Christopher, with Brother Jason McKinnies officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 10 a.m. to the time of the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Harrison Cemetery in Buckner, IL.

In lieu of flowers donations can be to an educational fund for his grandchildren and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher, is in charge of arrangements. For more information visit gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

Edna Mae Spann – Clinton, IL (formerly of Sesser, IL)

Edna Mae Spann, 89, of Clinton, IL and formerly of Sesser, IL, passed away April 19, 2015 at Advocate Bromenn Medical Center, in Normal, IL.

Edna was born December 14, 1925 in Leominster, MA, the daughter of Barton Burnell Sylvester and Annie Ethel (Crouse) Sylvester.

She was of the Christian faith and worked in management at the phone company. She loved working with her hands, and was a very talented artist and some of her work was displayed at the Albany Museum of Art in Albany New York.

Edna married Ernest Spann on September 28, 1947, and he preceded her in death on May 5, 1975.

She is survived on a daughter Debbie and William Newell, Lexington, IL; grandchildren Dawn Shoppell, Ben (Nicole) Short, Jason (Megan) Newell, Molly Roake, Carron (Mike) Hospelhorn, Tara (Dave) McNutt, Angie (Sean) Williams, Michael Spann, Morgan Spann and Megan Spann; great grandchildren Melissa Short, Brittney Newell, Gaje Roake, Lucas Newell, Nicolas Shoppell, Claire Short and Piper Hamilton

Edna was preceded in death by parents, husband. two sons Terry Spann and Dennis Spann, one grandson Mark Spann, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 24 at Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, IL with Brother Larry Cook officiating. Visitation will on Friday, April 24, 2015 from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery, in Sesser.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home. Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser is in charge of arrangements. For more information go to www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

Gary Blaine Grief – Christopher, IL

Gary Blaine Grief, 62, of Christopher, IL passed away April 18, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, IL.

Gary was born September 26, 1952, the son of James “GG” Grief and Donna (Baker) Grief, of Paducah, KY.

He married Lee Ann (Ballard) Grief on February 14, 1997 and she survives of Christopher.

Gary is also survived by his children, Rocky Grief, Buckner, IL, Megan and Chris Funkhouser, Collinsville, IL and Blaina Grief, of Christopher; grandchildren Joselyn Funkhouser, Anison Funkhouser and Blaine Funkhouser; two sisters, Sami Grief, of Florida and Gina Garnett, Kevil, KY.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher.  Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

There will be a graveside service at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Paducah, KY.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society and will be accepted at the funeral home

Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is in charge of arrangements.

For more information go to gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

 

Lucille Webb – Christopher, IL

Lucille Webb, 92, Christopher, IL, passed away April 18, 2015 at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center, in Mt. Vernon, IL.

Lucille was born January 13, 1923 in Denning, Arkansas, the daughter of Mike Johnson and Etta (Williams) Johnson.

She was a homemaker.

Lucille married Donald Webb on December 23, 1939 and he preceded her in death on July 30, 1988.

She was a member of New Life Church of God in Benton, IL.

Lucille is survived by her children, Donald Webb, Larry Webb and Pam McGhee, all of Christopher; grandchildren Andrea Kelley, Robyn Hammonds, Kevin Webb, Scott Webb, Kim Webb, Nicole Burkitt and Jessica Webb; great-grandchildren  Allisa Webb, Kassidy Prebstle, Kamryn Prebstle, Randy Hammonds Jr., Ryan Hammonds, R.J. Kuh, Jake Burkitt and Morgan Hagerman; one great-great grandchild Karcin Hagerman and one sister Pauline Mezo, of Lawrence, MI.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two grandsons Jeff Webb and Robert McGhee, two brothers Garfield Johnson and Earl Johnson, sisters Jeneva Johnson, Olive Pendall, and one infant sister.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Gilbert Funeral Home, in Christopher. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Zeigler City Cemetery.

Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is in charge of arrangements. For more information go to gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

 

Diana Carol (Gunn) Read-Eldorado, IL

On April 12, 2015 Diana Carol (Gunn) Read passed away from her temporary home on earth to meet her Lord and Savior.

Diana was born October 4, 1958 in Rockford, IL and currently resided at Magnolia Manor in Eldorado, IL.

Her survivors include her father John T. Gunn and wife Fran Gunn of Bradenton, FL, mother Bonnie A Mace and husband Robert E. Mace of Sesser, brothers John D. Gunn and wife Michele of Benton, Justin C, Gunn of Creve Coure, IL, sisters Bonnie McNeal Clark of Christopher, Allie Cosma and husband Jon Cosma of Damascus, OH, Elizabeth Gunn of Sesser, Sara Gunn Pedigo of Sesser, Karen R. Clark and husband Rennie Clark of Christopher, and many nieces and nephews.

Rev. 14:13 “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their Labours: and their works do follow them.”

Diane was a very thoughtful person, who loved her family very much. She was one of the most generous people you could know and was known for giving her last dollar to someone in need. She grew up in Rockford, IL a happy child who loved to play outside, ride bikes, climb trees, and her most favorite of all to jump rope. She graduated high school from Elpaso High School in Elpaso, IL and furthered her studies in later years in cosmetology and veterinary assistance. After she was diagnosed with schizophrenia in later years she had many struggles of which required much caretaking and treatment but remained virtually positive through it all even to the end. She loved her family very much and they loved her, she will forever be in our thoughts and fondest memories, until we meet again,

It was Diana’s wishes to be cremated with a service at a later date.

Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral in Sesser is handling the arrangements.

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

Mark Ray Blair – Sesser, IL

Mark Ray Blair, 59, of Sesser, IL passed away April 11, 2015 at his home.

Mark was born Oct. 27, 1955 in Benton, IL the son of James Blair and Eleanor (Chaffin) Blain.

He is survived by his first wife, Cheryl Blair Hedge, of Sesser and by one brother, Clifford Blair, of Benton and one sister, Nancy Vandom, of Benton. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mark will be cremated with graveside services at Maple Hill Cemetery at a later date.

Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For more information go to gilbertfuneralhomes.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Chwarczinski — Christopher, IL

CHRISTOPHER — Ann Chwarczinski, 91, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in Frankfort Healthcare in West Frankfort.

Ann was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Beaucoup, the daughter of Ben and Francis (Gustoski) Krolikowski.

She was a homemaker.

Ann married Joe Chwarczinski and he preceded her in death.

Ann is survived by her children, Robert and Tonya Chwarczinski of West Frankfort, Leonard Chwarczinski of Christopher, David and Theresa Chwarczinski of Christopher, Jimmy Chwarczinski of Zeigler, and Paul and Earline Chwarczinski of Christopher; and several grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister, Jessie Kaminski; two brothers, Mathew Krolikowski and Leo Krolikowski; and two daughters-in-law, Rita Chwarczinski and Loretta Chwarczinski.

A memorial service will be held at 12 noon on Monday, April 13, in St. Andrews Catholic Church in Christopher with burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Monday, April 13,  at Gilbert Funeral Home.

For more information, visit gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

 

 

Obituary – Wilma Lovell Carlile – Thompsonville, IL

Wilma Lovell Carlile, 101, of Thompsonville, passed away at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, April, 5, 2015 at Fifth Season Residential, in Benton.

Lovell was born in Parrish, IL on November 10, 1913 to Charles and Stella (Melvin) Woodrow. She married Roscoe Carlile on May 11, 1932. Lovell and Roscoe worked at Lincoln Development Center, in Lincoln, IL, Lovell as a beautician and Roscoe as a teacher. After retiring they returned to their home in Thompsonville.

Lovell was a member of the Thompsonville First Baptist Church. Lovell loved the Lord and kept her Bible close.

Lovell was a survivor of the Great Tri-State Tornado of 1925. Her memories of the tornado never faded. She recorded the events of the day for her family.

Lovell is survived by two sons, C.L. Carlile and wife Phyllis, of Thompsonville and Normal Carlile and wife Jean, of Benton; five grandchildren, Cathy (Speck) Fletcher, Lisa (Scott) Page, Kenton (Jane) Carlile, Christy (Rob) Chrostosky and Daren (Shelly) Carlile; 13 great grandchildren, Wade and fiance Becky Fletcher, Stacey (Wade) Finnie, Heather (Ryan) Stock, Ashley Page, K.C. (Casey) Carlile, Whitney (Mike) Hammond, Devon Carlile, Zane Carlile, Emma Carlile, Robbie (Jason) Roberts, Christopher (Shannon) Chrostoski, Jennifer (Derek) Stathis and Rick (Cali) Adams; 20 great-great-grandchildren and four nieces. Lovel was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Gene Woodrow and Nealy Ray Woodrow and sister Francis Daniels.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Cecil Sullivan officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, in Thompsonville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.