Obituary – Terry Patchett – Mulkeytown

MULKEYTOWN — Terry Patchett, 78, died Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at home.

Terry was born May 22, 1936, in Valier to Edmund and Lindy (Slaverio) Patchett. He was married to Mary Ennis (Snider) Patchett, and she preceded him in death May 6, 2011.

Terry was a coal miner at Zeigler 26 for 18 years.

Survivors include his children, Matt and Monaka Patchett of Mulkeytown, Mike and Mary Ann Patchett of Christopher and Beth Patchett and Micah Lewis of Eddyville; grandchildren, Andi Jo and Charlie Isom, David and Jin Patchett, Tiffanie and Dustin Young, Samantha and Levi Webb, Morgan Patchett and Gracie Fralick; great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Brandon Isom and Kase Michael Patchett; brother and sister-in-law, Marty and Saundry Patchett of Sesser; and special friends, Rudy and Jeanetta Roule.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Funeral services will be at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, in Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities or Barnes Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home

For more information, visit gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

Mable LaDean Frost Picantine

Mable LaDean Frost Picantine, 89, of Benton, passed away at her home on Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014.

She was born in West Frankfort, IL on October 18, 1925, the daughter of Curtis and Lucy (Owens) Frost.

She married Lego “Beanie” Picantine on September 14, 1942 and he preceded her in death on June 14, 1999.

Mrs. Picantine was a homemaker.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of West City and was an active member of the Women’s Group at the church that often sang at area nursing homes and hospitals.

She is survived by one son, Ronald Willis and wife Barbie, of Benton and two daughters, Vivian Hammers and husband Leon, of Benton and Dee Mercer and husband Mike, of Herrin.

She was also the proud grandmother of Nikki and husband Mike Andrews, of Benton, Neil and wife Donna Cochrum, of Alabama, David and wife Pam Mercer, of Salem, Tracy and husband Todd Cornelius, of Herrin, Curt Willis, of Christopher, Tabby Martin, of Tennessee, Rob Willis and wife Tammy, of Du Quoin and Jeff Miller and wife Jessi, of Du Quoin.  She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends; a sister, Louise Koch, Herrin and a brother, Larry Frost, Benton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, by her loving husband, by a son, John R. Picantine, by two grandchildren, Kelsey Cochrum and Kyle Martin, by brothers, Reva Frost, Charles Frost, Paul Frost and Junior Frost and by sisters Pat Ingram and Wanda Newberry.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 29, 2014 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Bert Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc., to the First Baptist Church of West City or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Obituary – Annettia L. Kittinger – Rend City

Annettia L. Kittinger, 69, of Rend City, IL, went home to be with her Lord on Dec. 21, 2014 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

She was born October 18, 1945 in Marion, IL the daughter of  Marvin Laffoon and Flossie (McClary) Laffoon, and they preceded her in death.

She married John Kittinger on Dec. 15, 1963 and he survives. Annettia was a very devoted to her family and to being great homemaker to all of them.

Annettia was a member of Valier United Methodist Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Kimberly and Brian Miner of Valier, IL and one grandchild, Nicole Haney, of West Frankfort, IL; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter Lorinda, in 1969, her parents, one sister Francis Bindego, four brothers, Bob, Dwight, Wayne and Blaney Laffoon.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 at Valier United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 at Gilbert Funeral Home, in Christopher.  Burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Equality, IL.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Kidney Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home and church

Gilbert Funeral Home, Christopher IL is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary – Pauline “Polly” Krol – Christopher

Pauline “Polly” Krol, 97, of Christopher, IL, passed away Dec. 23, 2014 at Stone Bridge Senior Living Center, in Benton, IL.

She was born in Chicago on Sept. 5, 1917, the daughter of Frank Kempa and Mary (Mikocka) Kempa.

She was married to Casimir Krol and he preceded her in death.

Polly worked as a cook at several different restaurants. She was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church, in Christopher.

She is survived by her children, Sandra Vaughn, Orland Park, IL and Casey Krol, Christopher; grandchildren James Tomsa, Orland Park, Jeff Tomsa, Newark, IL, David Vaughn, Orland Park; great-grandchildren Regan, Riane and Gavin Tomsa, of Newark and Riley and Jackson Vaughn, of Orland Park; one sister Jean Lipniskis, Chesterton, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home, in Christopher. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26 at the funeral home. Burial will be at St. Andrews Cemetery, in Christopher.

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Obituary – Elaine Spotanski – Sesser

Elaine Spotanski, 84, of Sesser, IL passed away Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 1:08 p.m. at Good Samaritan Health Care in Mt. Vernon.

Elaine Spotanski (2)She was born July 18, 1930 in Chicago, the daughter of Alvin Leslie Harmon and Thelma (Elliston) Harmon.

Elaine was married to Leroy Spotanski and he survives of Sesser.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Sesser.

Elaine was the Franklin County Circuit Clerk for 13 years, and she also enjoyed sewing and doing alterations for many people.

She is survived by one daughter, Vicki and Joe Kloepper, Mulkeytown, IL, and one son, David and Anita Spotanski, of Waltonville.  Also surviving are grandchildren Todd Spotanski, Amy and Kirk Tipton, Dennis Harris and fiance Sonya Gunter, Matt and Dawn Spotanski, Trician and Barry Higgins, Doug and Tricia Harris, Mandy and Brian Carson, Kristi and Jason Carter and Jessie and Max Dycus; 13 grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; brothers Ron Peacock, Defuniak Springs, FL and Simon Peacock, of Chicago, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Dennis “Tiny” Spotanski and one sister, Marlene Zubchonok.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 27, 2014 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, in Sesser with Father Steven Poole officiating. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery, in Sesser. Visitation will be on Friday December 26, 2014 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St Mary’s Catholic Church in Sesser and will be accepted at the funeral home. Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser, IL is in charge of arrangements. For more information go to www.gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

 

Obituary – Judy Bean – Benton

Judy Bean, 73, of Benton, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 21, 2014 at her home.

judy beanJudy was born in Chicago, IL on Feb. 12, 1941, the daughter of Grady and Lillian (Parish) Anderson.

She married Clyde Bean on October 17, 1964, and he survives.

Judy was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church.  She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to many.

Judy was a consistent giver to several veteran’s organizations, Boys’ Town and St. Judes Children’s Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Clyde D. Bean, of Benton, and a son, Duane Bean and wife Sherri, of Benton.  Also surviving are two grandsons, Kyle Bean and fiance Taylor Davis and Connor Dean; several nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Bill, Chuck and Richie Anderson and by her stepfather, Thomas Russell.

Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Ron Cremeens officiating. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Judy Bean’s memory can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Obituary – Teresa Rae Darnell – Sesser

Teresa Rae Darnell, 61, of Sesser, IL, passed away December 14, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

Teresa was born on Dec. 23, 1952 in Sesser, IL,  the daughter of Raymond Darnell and Hazel (Wingo) Darnell.

Teresa enjoyed knitting and watching St. Louis Cardinals’ baseball.

She is survived by her mother Hazel Darnell and three siblings, Michael Darnell, of Sparta, IL, Sheryl Wilson and husband Steve, of West Frankfort and Wendell Darnell and wife Linda, of Pekin, IL.  Also surviving are aunts and uncles, Bess and Jack Mygatt, of Sesser, Sue and Gene Utlaut, of Sesser, Ella and Cecil Webb, of Sesser and Etta Eubanks, of Sesser; special cousin Paula Peila, of Sycamore, IL. Teresa was preceded in death by her father Raymond Darnell and grandmother, Gladys Wingo. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 12 noon with Brother Larry Cook officiating.  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 12 noon.  Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery, in Sesser.

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Obituary – Cleona Rea George

Cleona Rea George, 92, died peacefully at home on December 13, 2014. She was the daughter of John Palmer Rea and Norma Ethel Kreis Rea.

She was born on April 9, 1922 in Benton, in Franklin County, Illinois. After graduating from Valier High School, she received her BA from Southern Illinois University in 1942. She later received her MS from University of South Florida.

Mrs. George taught Kindergarten in Springfield, Illinois and Ozona, Florida before she retired from teaching in 1983. She was an active member of The Alachua Arabian Horse Association and Westside Baptist Church. Mrs. George is survived by 4 children: Cherry (James) Steinmeier, Derek (Donna) George, Cynthia (Dale) Young, and Alicia Patterson, 9 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

The family wishes to especially thank her caregivers, Lisa and Lucy, for their gentle and loving care of Mom during the last several months.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 20, at 2:00 pm at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher, Illinois with Reverend Richard Rea officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mount Pleasant Cemetery Association, c/o Connie Sample, 11326 Lincoln Rd., Benton, IL 62812.

Obituary – Dennis E. Odle – Benton

Dennis E. Odle, 61, of Benton, passed away on Dec. 11, 2014 at St. Louis University Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.

Obituary – Oscar Glen Adelsberger – West Frankfort

 

Oscar Glen Adelsberger, age 75 of West Frankfort, passed away at 11:36 p.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at the Benton Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

A Memorial Celebration of the Life of Oscar Glen Adelsberger will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, December 14, 2014 at the Thompsonville Seventh Day Adventist Church, with Pastor John Lomacang officiating.  Burial will be at a future date at the Boner Cemetery in West Frankfort.  Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the church.  Funeral arrangements are through the Leffler – Poulson Funeral Home of Benton.

Oscar Glen Adelsberger was born on March 11, 1939 in Long Beach, CA, the son of Walter Joe Adelsberger and Nannie Lucille (Jones) Adelsberger.
Mr. Adelsberger was self-employed as a carpet cleaner for thirty five plus years.  When he was younger he worked with his parents on their fruit farm.  He also formerly worked for Spiller Construction and Darnell Heating and Air Conditioning.

He was a faithful deacon of the Thompsonville Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Mr. Adelsberger is survived by his children: Buddy Joe Adelsberger and wife Gail of West Frankfort, Dianna Piercy and husband Gary of Benton, Elizabeth Tatjenhorst and husband Steve of Irvington, IL, James Adelsberger and wife Iva Dell Clay of West Frankfort, Vickie Cullen and husband Randy of Princeton, KY, Terry Johns and wife Brenda of Benton; twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a brother Allan Adelsberger and wife Susan of Granite City, IL;  a sister Helen Ehrenspberger and husband Don of Crystal Lake, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three wives: Dora Mae Muir, Harriet Marie Johns, Della Ledbetter; and two sons: Samuel Scott Adelsberger and Kevin Todd Adelsberger.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Benevolent Fund at the Thompsonville Seventh Day Adventist Church.
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