Obituary – Dwyght Lee Roberson – West City

Dwyght Lee Roberson, 56, of West City, passed away Friday, January 24, 2014 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor Kurt Sanders officiating.  Burial will be at Horse Prairie Cemetery, in Sesser.  Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.

For those who wish, memorials can be made to Sue Roberson to help defray medical expenses.

Obituary – Angelina Jean Thompson – Sesser

SESSER – Angelina Jean Thompson, 86, died at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
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Jean was a homemaker and a member of United Methodist Church in Sesser.

She was born April 2, 1927, in Valier, to Anthony and Angelina Secco.

She married Harl Thompson Nov. 4, 1946, in Corinth, Miss., and he preceded her in death on April 2, 1987.

Survivors include her children, Pat and Gary Burzynski of Dahlgren and Mike and BJ Thompson of Sesser; grandchildren, Brent and Bethany Thompson of Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Kristen and Adam Nagreski of Johnston City, Jeff and Liz Burzynski of St. Charles, Mo. and Jamie and Michelle Burzynski of Carmi.  She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Michael E. Thompson, Anthony Thompson, Haley Thompson, Brynn Nagreski, Lucas Burzynski, Grace Burzynski, Aaron Burzynski, Jace Burzynski, Lauren Burzynski and Chloe Burzynski; a sister, Elsie Guarienti of Staunton; and two brothers, Mario Secco of Michigan and Tony Secco of Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be at 12 noon Saturday, Jan. 25, in First United Methodist Church in Sesser, with Brother Zach Waldis officiating.  Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation.

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

Obituary – Connie Patten – Benton

Connie Patten, 66, of Benton, passed away Friday evening, January 17, 2014 in Carbondale.

She was born in Christopher, IL on Dec. 22, 1947, the daughter of Roy and Rosalind (Overturf) Hanner.

She married Steve Patten in Valier on Nov. 6, 1976, and he passed away on Jan. 17, 2014.

Mrs. Patten was a retired beautician and full-time Home Health Caregiver.

She attended God’s House of Prayer in Carterville, IL.

Mrs. Patten is survived by two daughters, Anna Lampley and husband Steve, of Benton and Kelly Patten and Matthew Neal, of Benton; grandchildren, Kara Abney, Samantha Lampley, Dakotah Lampley, Alexis Abney, Makayla Abney, Douglas Lampley and Devin Neal; one brother, Leroy Hanner and wife Jessie, of Detroit, Michigan.

Mrs. Patton was preceded in death by her parents, by one brother, Ronald Hanner and by two sisters, Rita Issler and Shirley Long.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with burial in Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor Marty Beers and the Rev. George Calhoon officiating.

Obituary – Steve Patten – Benton

Steve Patten, 62, of Benton, passed away on Saturday morning, January 18, 2014, in Benton.

He was born in Kansas on September 26, 1951, the son of Harlan Lee and Rose Marie Jensen Patten.

Steve married Connie (Hanner) on Nov. 6, 1976 in Valier, and she preceded him in death on January 17, 2014.

He was an Air Force veteran.

Steve had worked as a dog catcher for Franklin County Animal Control for several years and was a retired truck driver.

He is survived by two daughters, Anna Lampley and husband Steve, of Benton and Kelly Patten and Matthew Neal, of Benton.  Also surviving are his grandchildren, Kara Abney, Samantha Lampley, Dakotah Lampley, Alexis Abney, Makayla Abney, Douglas Lampley, Devin Neal; his mother, Rosie Patten, of Benton, a brother Keith Patten and wife Marla, of Logan and three nieces, Amy Lampley and husband Brandon, Mandy McDough and Lacy Patten.  Steve was preceded in death by his father, by his wife and by his grandparents, Harry and Marie Jensen.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.  Burial, with military rites conducted by the Benton American Legion and VFW and the Illinois National Guard Honor Squad, will be in the Shiloh Cemetery in Whittington.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.  Pastor Marty Beers and the Rev. George Calhoon will be officiating.

Obituary – Barbara Gulley – Buckner

Barbara Gulley, 82, of Buckner, passed away Jan. 14, 2014 at her son’s home in Buckner with her family by her side.

She was married to Nolen Gulley and he preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 2013.

She is survived by one son, Dennis Gulley, of Buckner.

As per Barbara’s request she will be cremated with no  funeral service.

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

For more information go to gilbertfuneralhomes.com.

 

Obituary – Marie E. Toth – Buckner

Marie E. Toth, 87, of Buckner, IL, passed away Jan. 13, 2014 at Parkway Manor, in Marion, IL.

Marie was a homemaker.

She was born Jan. 4, 1927 in Buckner, the daughter of Bart Payne and Elsie (Flatt) Payne.

Marie was married to John Toth and he preceded her in death on June 23, 1996.

She is survived by one son, Dennis and wife Karen Toth, of Benton.  She is also survived by one grandson, Jeremy Toth.  She was preceded in death by her husband, eight brothers and two sisters.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home, in Christopher, IL with the Rev. Steve Reeves officiating.  Visitation will be from 9 a.m until the time of the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Valier, IL.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and will accepted at the funeral home.

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

 

 

Obituary – Joseph M. “Joe” Crawford – Sesser

Joseph  M. “Joe” Crawford, 70, of Sesser, passed away Jan. 12, 2014 at Helia Healthcare, in Benton.

Joe was born May 10, 1943 in Alton, the son of Eldon Crawford and Eddie (Carlton) Crawford.

Joe married Beatrice (Bryant) Crawford on August 8, 1962 and she survives.

He was a retired coal miner, last working at Freeman 6 Mine, in Waltonville, IL.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Du Quoin, IL.

Joe is survived by his children, Gail and husband Brian Forrester, Springfield, IL, Nancy Jo and husband Joe Ondo, Houston, TX, Rhonda Newbury and fiance Pete Anselment, Whittington, IL and Jennifer and husband Marvin Sullivan, Benton, IL.

Also surviving are grandchildren Gary and Amy Willis, Jr., Kristi and Randy Meadows, Patrick Crawford and Rebecca Newbury and fiance Brad Hunt, Samantha Newbury, Britney Sullivan, Hunter Sullivan and step-grandchildren Julie Shepard, Jennifer King, Nicole Newbury, Amanda Camdon,   He is also survived by great-grandchildren Jackson Willis, Katie Willis, Emma Willis, Madyson Meadows, Connor Meadows, Joseph R. Crawford, Dalton Crawford, Sabrina Beatrice Crawford, Ashton J. Crawford, Ava Loucks and Colton Sullivan and by one sister Verna Pfister, Woodlawn.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Roy Crawford.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home, in Sesser, IL with the Rev. Bryant Harris officiating.  Visitation will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Mulkeytown Cemetery, in Mulkeytown, IL.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Eunice (Hammond) Brown – Sesser

Eunice(Hammond) Brown passed away peacefully on January 9, 2014, at Heritage Manor in Minonk, Illinois.

She was born on June 6, 1921, as one of 12 children of Syble and Clarence Hammond.

Eunice was a life long resident of Sesser, Illinois and married Louis Brown on November 24, 1945.  They were married 52 years when Louis passed away.    Together they raised five children – Martha Brown, Sebring, Florida, John Brown, Mulkeytown,  Illinois, Richard Brown, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Alice Kirkpatrick, Minonk, Illinois, and Ruth Gesell, Sumner, Washington.

She was preceded in death by all of her siblings except Mary Piacentini who resides in RockWall, Texas.  Eunice leaves behind seven grand children, one great grand child, and many relatives and friends.

Eunice lived a long and fruitful life.  She enjoyed caring for her yard and flowers, playing cards with friends, and going out to eat. Some of her favorite “haunts” were the Custard Stand in Sesser, the Maid-Rite in Christopher, and fish from the Sesser VFW. Together she and Louis enjoyed many trips to Texas with friends.  Anyone spending much time with Eunice also knows she never met a dessert/sweet item she did not like.  Her children want to express their appreciation to the many individuals who touched Eunice’s life.  She was fortunate to have met so many caring people during her life’s journey.

A memorial service for Eunice will be held at Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home  in Sesser, Illinois on Monday January 13, 2014 at 6:00 P.M., visitation  from 3 – 6 p.m at the Funeral Home. Coffee and deserts will be served immediately following at the Sesser VFW Post meeting room.   Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Heritage Woods, 1305 Bailey Lane, Benton, Illinois 62812 or Heritage Manor, 201 Locust Street, Minonk, Illinois 61760.  Her children truly appreciated the care, kindness, and support both facilities provided.

Burial will follow at a later date in Maple Hill Cemetery, Sesser IL.

 

Obituary – Joseph L. Ainslie – Benton

Joseph L. Ainslie, 81, of Benton, passed away Sunday evening, Jan. 5, 2014 at Shawnee Christian Nursing Center, in Herrin.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with the Rev. Bill Perry officiating.  Burial will be in Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton, with military honors conducted by the Benton American Legion & VFW Posts and the Illinois National Guard Honor Squad.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Obituary – Frank Krajnik – Benton

Frank Krajnik, 90, of Benton, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Friday, January 3, 2014 at Helia Health Care in Benton.

He was born in Benton, IL, on May 8, 1923, the son of Frank and Josephine (Jedlicka) Krajnik.

Mr. Krajnik was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by two nephews, Ron Burlison and wife Patti, of Benton, IL and Dr. John Burlison and wife Christy, of Lake Havasu City, AZ.

Also surviving are two great nephews, Raymie Burlison and wife Vanessa and their children Raymie Jr. and Major, of Benton, IL and Jared Burlison, of Albuquerque, NM.

Mr. Krajnik was preceded in death by his paretns, two sisters, Mary Krajnik and Martha Burlison.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Friday, January 10 at the Buck Road Cemetery in Collinsville.  Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery. There will be no visitation.

Morton & Johnston Funeral Home, in Benton, is in charge of arrangements.