Robert “Peppy” Lee Moschino-Coello, IL

Robert “Peppy” Lee Moschino, 80, of Coello, passed away on Friday March 19, 2021 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

He was born on September 29, 1940 in Coello, IL to John and Angelina (Furno) Moschino. He married Peggy (Peeler) Moschino on August 10, 1968 in West Frankfort.

He is survived by his wife Peggy Moschino of Coello; one son Michael (Carrie) Lee Moschino of Mt Vernon; one granddaughter Morgan Moschino of Mt Vernon; two brothers Jim (Cecil) Moschino of West Frankfort and Frank Moschino of West Frankfort. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister-in-law Mary Moschino and one niece Gail Moschino.

Peppy was an avid St Louis Cardinals Fan, and was the President of the Recreation Association with the West Frankfort Little League in 1971.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday March 24, 2021 at 6 PM at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Tyler Walker officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4 PM until the time of the service at 6 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St Louis Children’s Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

Louisiana “Jeanie” Key – Zeigler, IL

Louisiana “Jeanie” Key, 72, of Zeigler, passed away on Thursday March 18, 2021 at her daughter’s home.

She was born on February 26, 1949 in Mulkeytown to Carl and Lula (Hannah) Parkinson. She was married to Gary Key and he preceded her in death.

Jeanie is survived by her children Gary (Angela) Key of Zeigler, Jeremy Key of Zeigler and Celena (James) Key of Zeigler; grandchildren Gary, Seth, Adin, Mila, Toni, Tori and Tara; one sister Carolyn Richrath of Chicago, Clifton “Mo” Parkinson of Christopher and Kenny Parkinson.

Funeral services for Jeanie will be on Tuesday March 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Brother Larry Cook officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.

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

Betty Toms – Benton, IL

Betty Toms, 81, of Benton, passed away at 9:58 p.m., on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at her home.

She was born on November 13, 1939, to Glen and Berdena (Brewer) Walden in Coles County, IL. She married Edward Toms and he preceded her in death on March 6, 1986.

She was a member of the West City Church of God. Betty enjoyed visiting with family and friends and shopping. She loved her pet dog, Cookie.

Betty is survived by her two sisters, Janet (Walter) Trapper and Linda (James) Beall, all of Benton and eight special nieces and nephews, Michele Doris, Steve (Diana) Trapper, Larry (Melissa) Walden, Jr., Dianna Washburn, Ralph Washburn, Gary (Kaye) Washburn, Bruce (Becky) Washburn and Terry (Amy) Foster.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Glen and Berdena Walden, husband, Edward Toms, three brothers, Wayne Walden, Larry Walden Sr.and Ronnie Walden; one sister, Mary Washburn and one nephew, Scott Walden.

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

Graveside services will be held on Monday, March 22, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, IL, with Steve Flach, officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com.

Mary S. Daugherty – Mulkeytown, IL

Mary S. Daugherty, 61, of Mulkeytown, passed away on March 18, 2021 at her home.

She was born on June 26, 1959 in DuQuoin, IL to Jesse Eugene and Betty Joe (Peterlin) Cook. She married Lawrence “Jeff” Daugherty and he preceded her in death. She then married David Miller and he survives of Mulkeytown.

She is also survived by her children John (Melissa) Daugherty of Benton, Ryan (Valerie) Daugherty of Benton, Jason (Amanda) Daugherty of Mulkeytown, Morgan Joe Cook of Sunfield and Sariah Marie Nicole Daugherty of Mulkeytown; grandchildren Samuel, Caleb Michael, Shyla, Caleb James, Silas, Trystan, Christian and Lee; one sister Jessica (Henry) Dare of Coello; three sisters-in-laws Barbara Yerain, Jama (Todd) Burks and Traci Kane; three nieces Stephanie, Keeley and Morgan and two nephews Daniel and Brad.

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, and two brothers Thomas Albert Yerain and Jesse Eugene Cook Jr.

Memorial service will be on Thursday April 1, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Pastor Derrick Loucks officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until the time of the service at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

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

Robert “Bob” Flood Sr.-Mulkeytown, IL

Robert “Bob” Flood Sr., 60, of Mulkeytown, passed away on Monday March 15, 2021 at his home.

He was born on June 11, 1960 in Chicago, IL to William and Diane (Jabczynski) Flood. He married Tammy (Eubanks) Flood on October 22, 1978.

He is survived by his wife Tammy Flood of Mulkeytown; children Tammy (Michael) Alvis of Coello, Robert (Emily) Flood of Christopher, Christopher (Lenda) Flood of Mulkeytown and Cristal (Mike) Parks of Buckner; grandchildren Katie, Mandy, Phillip, Zoey, Robert III, Damian, Jake, Wyatt, Payton, Willow and Trenton; great grandchildren Penelope and Amberly; brothers and sisters William (Dorothy) Flood of Thebes, Kimberly (Kenneth) Walls of Zeigler, Virginia Eubanks of Valier, Lori (William) Yelm of Percy, IL, Vickie Brown of Zeigler and James (Amy) Flood of Zeigler.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Terry Flood.

Funeral services will be on Friday March 19, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Pastor Kent Eaton officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 5:00 PM until the time of the service at 7:00 PM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

Alan Edward Park-Jacksonville, FL

Alan Edward Park, 70, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away on Friday March 12, 2021 in Jacksonville, FL.

He was born on June 7, 1950 in Christopher to Leodis and Margaret (Peake) Park.

He is survived by his significant other Sheila Kirby of Jacksonville; one sister LeeAnn Confer of St Augustine, FL; two nieces Tiffany Villarreal of St. Augustine, FL and Melissa (Geronimo) Vela of St. Augustine, FL; great nieces Alexis, Alaina, Gianna and Midget; great nephews Achilles and Cassius; one great great niece Laylani; and one great great nephew Davinci.

Alan served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.

Funeral services for Alan will be on Saturday March 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Brother Larry Cook officiating. Visitation will be on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Harrison Cemetery in Buckner.

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

Doris D. Newbury – Crete, Illinois

Doris D. Newbury, age 89, of Crete, IL, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021 in Crete.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton with Rev. Harol Whitlock officiating. Burial will follow in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery of Benton. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

We ask everyone attending the services to be considerate of others and to practice social distancing. We are limited to 50 people in our funeral home at a time, masks are required. If you are sick, please stay at home.

Doris was born on August 10, 1931 in Benton, Illinois; the daughter of Emil Vandom and Edith (Lampley) Vandom. She married Lowell Newbury and he preceded her in death in 2014.

Mrs. Newbury was a member of the First Apostolic Church of Steger, Illinois.
She enjoyed gardening, being a wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her church, church family and everything about her church.

Surviving is her two sons: Raymond Newbury and Robert Newbury both of Crete, Illinois; two granddaughters: Megan Therese Newbury of Jacksonville, Florida, Nicole Lee Newbury of Cedar Lake, Indiana; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a sister Mary Lee Rusher; and a brother Emil “Bud” Vandom.
To leave online condolences to the family, or share memories of Doris Newbury, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com

Samantha Kristin Stotlar – Benton, IL

Samantha Kristin Stotlar, 43, of Benton, IL passed away at 6:58 p.m., on Thursday, March 4, 2021, at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, IL.

She was born on April 10, 1977, to Wayne Joseph Story and Patricia (Broha) Sweazy in Pinckneyville, IL. She married Thomas Edward Stotlar and he survives.

She attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. Samantha was a loving daughter, mother, sister and aunt. She enjoyed walking, physical fitness and cooking.

Samantha is survived by her parents, father, Wayne Story, mother, Patricia Sweazy and step-father, John Douglas Sweazy; husband, Thomas Stotlar; son, Spencer Thomas Stotlar of Benton; two sisters, Sara (Kenneth) Hanshaw of Murphysboro and Lara Vickers of Mt. Prospect, IL; one brother, Caleb (Melissa) Sweazy of Memphis, TN; five nephews, Clinton Hanshaw, Beau Hanshaw, Max Vickers, Thomas Vickers, Declan Sweazy and one niece, Ollie Sweazy.

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

Services will be privately held.

Memorials may be made to the Benton/West City Ministerial Alliance and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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

Kenneth Eugene Williams – Sesser, IL

Kenneth Eugene Williams, 83, of Sesser, passed away on Tuesday March 9, 2021 at his home.

He was born on June 3, 1937 in Carterville, IL to Kenneth and Mima (Hicks) Williams. He married Marietta “Rita” (Parkinson) Williams on June 3, 1957 and she preceded him in death on March 17, 2016.

He is survived by his son Terry Williams of Benton; granddaughters Leah Wright, Rachel (Tom) Hanks, Kristen Meskil and Sarah (Josh) Anderson; one grandson Drew (Shonda) Williams; great grandchildren Ava, Gracie, Mara and Matthew and one brother Dean Williams of Herrin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son Kenneth Williams, one sister Wanda Bearden and one brother Wyvan Williams.

Funeral services for Kenneth will be on Friday March 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Sesser with Brother Chris Hottensen and Brother Larry Cook officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 AM at the Church. Entombment will be at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Sesser.

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

In-person classes resume this summer and fall at Rend Lake College

Face-to-face classroom options will return to Rend Lake College this summer and fall, as Covid-19 vaccines continue to roll out and our area’s outlook improves.

While some classes have had face-to-face learning experiences for their labs up to this point, this shift will now allow for face-to-face lecture as appropriate.

“This is an important step forward as we see some light at the end of the tunnel,” said RLC President Terry Wilkerson. “Our students have been good about helping us keep our Covid numbers down, and it is time to begin offering face-to-face class sections for those who prefer them over online or hybrid options. While we should not let our guard down entirely, returning to face-to-face learning when possible is the right move at this point.”

The past year has been a challenge for students and employees, with the shift a year ago to online learning and remote work. Through the efforts of all involved, the college and its students have been able to keep the learning process moving forward. The silver lining is that the past year has prompted the development of several new online classes and services, including advisement and admission functions, which will remain a benefit to our students for years to come.

Options for summer and fall classes will include the following formats. Not all formats will be available for every class.

Face-to-Face — In-person, in-class learning.
Online — Classes conducted online through Canvas. Students will work through course material independently with communication and direction of RLC faculty.
Remote — Class meetings are held synchronously via Zoom on the day and time indicated on the student’s schedule. The percentage of time spent online vs. remote will vary by course.
Hybrid — Classes meet partially on RLC’s campus and partially online/remote. The percentage of time spent on campus will vary by course. If needed, classes will be transitioned to fully online/remote.
HyFlex — Class meetings will be a combination of traditional, online, and remote. Students are not required to attend traditional or remote class meetings. Students have the option to select how to receive instruction and may choose different modes throughout the semester.
Blended Flex — Class meetings are a combination of instructional modalities and vary by course. Students are provided some flexibility in selecting how they receive instruction, but all three modes of instruction are not available throughout the semester like the hyflex model. Students are not required to attend traditional class meetings on campus but may be required to attend remotely using Zoom.

Rend Lake College is enrolling now for more than 100 degree and certificate programs. In addition to low tuition, we are continuing to waive online course fees this summer and fall. Get started at www.rlc.edu, or call us at 618.437.5321. Keep an eye on our website for continuing developments.

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