Billy Joe Myers – Sesser


Billy Joe Meyers, 73, of Sesser, IL passed away on Sunday July 30, 2017 at Stonebridge Nursing Home in Benton.

He was born on September 14, 1943 in Sesser, IL to Andy and Jewel (Inabnit) Meyers. He married Billie Kay (Moore) Meyers and she survives of Sesser. Survivors include his wife Billie; daughter Lisa and her husband Terry Bradley of Poplar Grove, IL; two grandchildren Brie and Megan Bradley; one sister Lucille and her husband Terry Allen of Benton.

Billy Joe was a Heavy Equipment operator for Local #150 in Joliet, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Liz Roberts and one brother Andy Meyers Jr.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday August 5, 2017 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Sesser Road Rebels Car Club and will be accepted at the funeral home.

Kimberly Robles – Thompsonville

Kimberly “Kim” Sue Robles, 51, of Thompsonville, IL, passed away at 8:25 p.m., on Friday, July 28, 2017, at her home.

She was born on June 15, 1966, to Herbert and Mary (Buchanan) Flickinger in Paw Paw, MI. On December 20, 2005, she married George Robles, and he survives.

She was a member of the Third Baptist Church in West Frankfort.

Kim was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed coloring and found great joy in providing for others. She was especially known by her grandchildren for her sweet tea, candy jar and her raspberries.

Kim is survived by her husband, George Robles of Thompsonville, IL, children, Cassie Marie Garrett and husband Michael of Carl Junction, MO, Mary Elizabeth “Lizi” Thomas and husband Billy of West Frankfort, IL; William Christopher “Chris” Shumate of Joplin, MO, Andrew Dillon Robles, Brandon Edward Robles and Austin William Robles; grandchildren, Nate, Jake, Billy III, Daniel, Trevor, Brandi, Brice, Jaydin, Bella and Journey; father-in-law, George E. Robles, Sr.; and two sister-in-laws, Tammy Heiman and Terrie Nevarez.

She was preceded in death by parents, Herbert Eugene and Mary Frances Flickinger, one brother, Stephen Wayne Flickinger, and daughter, Kelly Marie Robles -DeWitt.

Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, Benton, IL.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 12:00 p.m., at the Pate Funeral Home, Benton, IL, with Brother Chad McCoy, officiating.

Memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral expenses and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

Michael Owens – Benton

Michael Owens, age 74, of Benton IL, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Franklin Hospital Emergency Room.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Pastor Kurt Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. Monday until the funeral hour at 1:00 p.m. at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Mr. Owens was born on January 11, 1943 in Benton, Illinois, the son of Ransome Owens and Louise (McDonald) Owens. He married the former Myrna Kay Simmons on November 23, 1963; she preceded him in death on April 12, 2016.

Mike worked as a machinist with Air Stamping in Christopher, Illinois. He also received an accommodation for his help in working on the Apollo 8 Space Mission.

He was a member of the B.P.O.E. 1234, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2898, Boneyard Boccie Ball Club, all of Benton.

He is survived by two sons: Doug Owens and wife Melissa of Sherman, IL, Steve Owens and wife Beth of Benton; five grandchildren: Mitchell Owens and Jared Owens both of Sherman, IL, Josh Owens, Sam Owens, and Amelia Owens all of Benton; special friend Alyce Coleman of Benton; a brother Tim Owens of Atlanta, GA; a sister Brenda Beasley of West Frankfort, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers Bill and Wayne Owens, and two sisters Joy Johnson and Mary Hammel.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Benton Ministerial Alliance or to the American Cancer Society.

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

 

Dorothy Jackson – Highland, IN

Dorothy Mae Jackson, 100, of Highland, IN, passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 in Indiana.

She was born in Newaygo County, Michigan on October 25, 1916, the daughter of Sam & Maggie (Klock) Cousineau.

She married Rev. Lyle Jackson on March 21, 1936, and he preceded her in death on March 3, 1978.

Mrs. Jackson was a member of the New Life Church of God in Benton. She was a member for over 80 years of the Church of God headquartered in Cleveland, TN. Her husband and Mrs. Jackson pastored churches in different states for almost 40 years. She was a Sunday School teacher for at least 30 of these years. 

Mrs. Jackson is survived by her two daughters,  Myrna Keener of Chattanooga, TN, and Wilma Snedecor and husband Karl of Highland, IN, three Granddaughters;  Cindy Jones and  husband Jeff of Highland, IN, Starla Benjamin and husband James of Chattanooga, TN, and  Beverly Achata and husband Andy of Harrison, TN, five great-grandchildren; Andrew Jones Brooke Foertsch & husband Kevin, Alicia Benjamin Tyler Benjamin and Chloe Achata.


She is also survived by one sister, Marie VanPortfliet and husband John of Fremont, Michigan. 

Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, by a Son-Calvin Jackson, by a Great-Grandson-Stephen Jones, by 1 Brother and 3 Sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 29th at the New Life Church of God in Benton with Pastor Rod Joplin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Morton & Johnston funeral home of Benton.  For more information or to sign the online guest register please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Rodger Puckett – Thompsonville

Rodger Dale Puckett, 71, of Thompsonville, IL, passed away at 2:12 p.m, on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at the Herrin Hospital ER.

He was born on December 3, 1945, to Eugene and Monette (Hayes) Puckett at Edwards County, IL. Rodger loved music, dancing, church, and had a general love for everything in life. One of his favorite things to do was spending time with his family.

Rodger is survived by three sisters, Alice Prusaczyk of West Frankfort, IL, Naomi Dial of Cave In Rock, IL, and Marilyn (Bruce) Harris of Thompsonville, IL; one brother, two sister-in-laws, Marilyn Puckett of Thompsonville, IL, Barbara Puckett of Christopher, IL, and Arlene Puckett of Thompsonville, IL; 16 nephew and nieces; and numerous great-nephews and great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Monette Puckett, one sister, Verla Paris, and three brothers, Norman Puckett, Vernal Puckett, and Charles Puckett.

Funeral Services have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL, 62812

Visitation will be held Sunday, July 30, 2017, from 1:00 p.m to 2:30 p.m.., at Pate Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 30, 2017, at 2:30 p.m., at Pate Funeral Home with Pastor Alan Newman officiating.

Burial will follow services at Brady Cemetery, Akin, IL.

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

Linda Stayton, Marion – formerly of Benton

Linda Jane Stayton, 69, of Marion IL, and a former Benton resident, passed away Wednesday morning, July 26, 2017 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.

She was born in Ewing, IL, on July 31, 1947, the daughter of Russell & Betty (Neal) Page.

She married Charles Gene Stayton on July 20, 1990 and he preceded her in death on March 26, 2012.

Linda is survived by her three children,  Mark Melcher and wife Jennifer of Marion, Michael Melcher and wife Jamie of Zeigler, and Amy Hobbs and husband David of Benton.  Her six grandchildren; Alexis Melcher,
Britton Cochran and husband Clay, Brandon Melcher, Bailey Robinson, Briley Melcher and Will Hobbs. She also has two great-grandchildren, Charli Cochran and Kane Melcher

She is survived by one brother, Jerry Page and wife Jody of Marion, and one sister, Karen Drake and husband Terry of Marion.

Mrs. Stayton was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband and one brother-Larry Page.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 29th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with Pastor Clark Lance officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday at the funeral home and after 1:30 P.M. on Saturday.

For more information or to sign the online guest register please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

 

Betty Lynn Storey – Benton

Betty Lynn Storey, 92, of Benton IL,  passed away at 12:35 AM on July 25, 2017 at home, surrounded by her close family. Betty was born in Ewing, IL on November 10, 1924 to Harry and Marie (Slaton) Choisser.

Betty was a very loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her favorite things were cooking for her family, spoiling her grandchildren, and going to the weekly Farmers’ Market.

Betty was preceded in death by both parents, brothers, “Sparky, TJ, and Bob Choisser; son-in-law, Stanley Hatchett; and granddaughter, Kristen Storey. She is survived by her sister and best friend, Mary Lou Jones; two daughters: Renee Buckner and Janice Overmeyer, a son, Don Storey and wife Kathy, and six grandchildren: Shelly Germann (Andy), Susan Graskewicz (Jon), Shonda Hustedde (Jason), Mark Overmeyer (Julie), Fallon Overmeyer (Cheri), Carrie Kalina (Rod); 12 great-grandchildren, including Logan, Seth, Liberty, & Jace; sister-in-law, Doris Choisser, and several neices and nephews including one very special neice, Debbie Hampleman (Ron).

Betty was the glue of her family and will be so very greatly missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Benton Farmers’ Market.

A special thank you to Addus Homemakers and Hospice of Southern Illinois.

Visitation will be from 11-12 AM on Saturday, July 29th, at Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, IL with a grave side service to follow immediately at Masonic and Oddfellows Cemetery.
For more information or to sign the online guest register please visit www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com

Warren Young – Christopher

Warren Morris Young, 95, of Christopher, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 3:35 AM at the Veteran’s Community Living Center in Marion.

He was born on August 10, 1921 in Coello, IL to Everett and Laura (Phillips) Young. He married Doris (Phillips) Young and she preceded him in death. He then married Dorothy (Burden) Young and she also preceded him in death.

Survivors include his children Diane and Paul Lampley of Benton, Roger and Kathy Young of Valier, David and Cathy Young of Mulkeytown, Nancy and Ray Haertling of O’Fallon, MO, Melody and Allan McCarty of Thompsonville, Mark Young of Christopher, Kebin and Tammy Young of Valier, Sandy and Mike Smith of Sesser and Leslie and Brent Page of Mulkeytown. He is also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, two brothers Otho and Calvin and two sisters Wanita and Ilene.

He was a WWII veteran serving in the Army Air Force

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Funeral service will be on Friday July 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Brother Harold Whitlock officiating. Visitation will be on Friday July 28, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Mulkeytown.

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

John Logan Buckner, Benton

John Logan Buckner, 74, of Benton IL, passed away on July 21, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Buckner, IL on February 24, 1943, the son of Logan & Faye (Overturf) Buckner.

He married Joan (Henley) Chamness on December 30, 2002, and she survives.

Mr. Buckner was very active and involved in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benton, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a retired Coal Miner Examiner, working at Inland Steel Kerr-McGee and American Coal.

Mr. Buckner is survived by his wife Joan Buckner of Benton, stepson Brian Chamness and wife Sheri of Fort Worth, TX grandson Adrian James Chamness of Fort Worth, TX, mother Faye Buckner of Buckner and two sisters, Lana Vukadinovich and husband Danny of Mulkeytown, Elva Martin of West Frankfort, longtime friends and mentors Charlie and Shirley Keaton and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Buckner was preceded in death by his Father.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 25th at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benton with Father Urban Osuji, Father Joseph Trapp and Father Ken Schaefer officiating. Visitation will be after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday at the Church.

If desired, Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benton or to Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Building Fund in Herrin.
The Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton is in charge of the arrangements.

For more information or to sign the online guest register please visit our website, www.mortonjohnstonfuneralhome.com .

Monalee Snyder – Benton

Monalee Snyder, age 80, of Benton IL, passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Benton Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center of Benton.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from Noon to 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Leffler Funeral Home.

Mrs. Snyder was born on January 14, 1937, the daughter of John Bruce and Ival (Morris) Bruce. She was married to Philo Byron Snyder, and he preceded her in death on January 18, 1998.

She was a housewife and formerly attended the McLeansboro Street Church of God in Benton.

Monalee loved kids, and was referred to as the “Neighborhood Grandma”. Everyone was always welcome at her home, where she would cook, feed, and play board games with her grandchildren and all the neighborhood children. She also enjoyed to play Bingo.

She is survived by three sons: Darrell Wayne Snyder of Benton, Melvin Lee Snyder of Christopher, Byron Lloyd Snyder and wife Paula of Benton; fifteen grandchildren: Heidi Jean Beppler, Shane Wells, Van Snyder, Christopher J. Snyder, Kenneth L. Snyder, Philo Byron Snyder, Robert L. Snyder, Loran Owens, Holly N. Snyder, Amber Plumlee, Gabriel Snyder, Brian Plumlee, Justin Plumlee and Ashley M. Peebels; thirty-four great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law: Betty Bruce of Benton, Barbara Bruce of West Frankfort,Varlyn Stanley of Creal Springs; several nieces, nephews, friends and extended family, and all those whose life she touched.

Mrs. Snyder was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four children:Jeania Marie Snyder, Claude C. Snyder, Francis Eugene Snyder, Jacquline Irene Patterson; and eight siblings: J.R., Addie, Tommy, Othel, Randall, Warren, William and Aline.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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