Charles “Chuck” Vogel — Christopher, IL

Charles “Chuck” Vogel, 88, of Christopher passed away on December 9, 2018. He was born on June 5, 1930 in Christopher to Martin “Bill” and Maude (Jones) Vogel.  He married Naomi (Eldridge) Vogel on May 22,1955 and she survives of Christopher.

He is also survived by his daughter LuAnn (Rick) Polley of Mulkeytown; two grandsons Charles “Kip” (Ashley) Polleyof Granite City, IL and Tyler Loren Polley of Fort Lauderdale, FL; one greatgrandchild Taylor Ray Polley of Granite City, IL; one sister Frances Furlin;five nieces and nephews Jo Ellen Eldridge of Springfield, IL, Debbie (Ron)Frost of Austin, AR, Michael Eldridge of East Hazelcrest, IL, Jeffery Eldridgeof Sauk Village, IL, Teresa Eldridge of Lowell, IN; and several great nieces andnephews.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodgeand had served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was also a memberof the First Christian Church in Christopher. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Joe Berolatti, mother and father-in-law Genell and Bob Reid, two brothers-in-law Pete Furlin and Raymond Eldridge.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday December 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Christopher with Rev. Daniel Ison officiating.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 PM at the church.  Burial will be at Harrison Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Christian Church of Christopher.  Envelopes will be available at the church.

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He is also survived by his daughter LuAnn (Rick) Polley of Mulkeytown; two grandsons Charles “Kip” (Ashley) Polley of Granite City, IL and Tyler Loren Polley of Fort Lauderdale, FL; one great grandchild Taylor Ray Polley of Granite City, IL; one sister Frances Furlin; five nieces and nephews Jo Ellen Eldridge of Springfield, IL, Debbie (Ron) Frost of Austin, AR, Michael Eldridge of East Hazelcrest, IL, Jeffery Eldridge of Sauk Village, IL, Teresa Eldridge of Lowell, IN; and several great nieces and nephews.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and had served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was also a member of the First Christian Church in Christopher.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Joe Berolatti, mother and father-in-law Genell and Bob Reid, two brothers-in-law Pete Furlin and Raymond Eldridge.

Funeral services will be on Wednesday December 12, 2018 at 1:00 Pm at the First Christian Church in Christopher with Rev. Daniel Ison officiating.  Visitation will be on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 PM at the church.  Burial will be at Harrison Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Christian Church of Christopher.  Envelopes will be available at the church.

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In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the First Christian Church of Christopher.  Envelopes will be available at the church.

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Jane M. (Vaughn) Baine – Sesser, IL

Jane M. (Vaughn) Baine, 70, of Sesser and formerly of Aurora passed away Sunday night, December 9, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family.

Mrs. Baine was born in Aurora on January 30, 1948, the daughter of John Pierce & Alverda (Johnson) Vaughn.

Mrs. Baine was a member of Rescue Free Will Baptist Church in Whittington. She loved to make jewelry, and paint pictures. Her grandkids were her life.

She is survived by her husband, John T. Baine II, of Sesser; daughter Sara Montgomery, and husband Leonard Jr., of Benton; son John Travis Baine III, and wife Theresa, of Waterman, IL; grandchildren Alexandra Bree, and husband Kurtis, Shaina Baine, Micah Montgomery, J.T. Baine, Abigail Montgomery, Leonard “Trey” Montgomery III, Landon Baine and Melina Baine; great-grandson Talan Bee; sister Ruthann Gregg and husband Michael, of Prescott Valley, AZ; brother Jonathan Vaughn, of Sycamore, IL. She was also survived by several nieces and nephews.                

Mrs. Baine was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Roland Vaughn and Charles Vaughn and by one sister, Linda Kay Parks and her husband John.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, December 13th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Bryant Harris officiating. Burial will be in the Wolf Creek Cemetery in Carbondale. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Morton &Johnston Funeral Home and after 9:00 A.M. on Thursday.

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L. Jane Webster – Benton, IL

Mrs. L. Jane Webster, age 90, of Benton, IL passed away with her children by her side at 6:48 p.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Evelyn’s House Hospice Center of Creve Coeur, MO.

Celebration of Life Services for Mrs. Webster will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the First Christian Church of Benton, with Pastor Kurt Sanders officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the First Christian Church.

Arrangements are through the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Jane was born on October 1, 1928 in Mogg, KY, the daughter of Edward Vernon Galloway and Mary Lillie (Harbin) Galloway. She married Alfred Jack Webster on August 28, 1948, and he preceded her in death on December 6, 1990.

Mrs. Webster formerly worked as a secretary with the U.B.E.W. Local in West Frankfort, and she was a member of the First Christian Church of Benton.

She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, reading, traveling, car rides, shopping trips, chocolate, her puppy dog Molly, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Webster is survived by two children: a son Brian Webster and wife Mila of Harriman, TN, a daughter Janetta Baker and husband Dale of Vonore, TN; two grandchildren: Christy Shannon Ayars of Ringold, GA, Devin Webster Baker of Chattanooga, TN; a sister Lucille Horton of Miami, FL; several nieces and nephews; and her church family.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son Brandon Jay Webster; two sisters: Nancy Brock, Jessie Ward; three brothers: Al Galloway, Barry Galloway, and Gene Galloway.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church building fund, or the Evelyn’s House BJC Foundation for Hospice, and donations will be accepted at the church.

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

Kaitlyn Marie Stanfield-Sesser


Kaitlyn Marie Stanfield, 22, of Charleston, formerly ofSesser, passed away on December 5, 2018.

She was born on March 1, 1996 in Carbondale to John andMichelle (Yung) Laskowski.  She wasmarried to Robbie Stanfield on June 30, 2018 and he survives of Charleston.

Kaitlyn is survived by her husband Robbie; her Fur Baby’s Mya and Kitty; parents John and Michelle (Yung) Laskowski of Sesser; two sisters Ashley Laskowski and Rachel Laskowski both of Sesser; grandparents Bill and Gayla Yung of Sesser, great grandmother Mary Ragland of Tamaroa; Father and Mother-In-Law Larry and Linda Stanfield; Brother-In-Law Mike (Daisy Edmison) Stanfield of Chicago; Sister-In-Law Jamie (Chris Anderson) Stanfield of Stillwater, MN; one niece Harlow Anderson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Sonny and Grace Laskowski, and one great-grandfather Charles Ragland.

A Celebration of Life will be on Saturday December 8, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Mark Miller officiating.  Visitation will be on Saturday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the family with checks payable to Robert Stanfield.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Claude Aleczander Tobias O’Daniell – Marion, IL

Claude Aleczander Tobias O’Daniell, an infant born on August 16, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond Heights, MO, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018, at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, at the age of 3 months and 10 days.  Claude’s life will continue to live on through his precious gifts of life through organ donation at Mid-America Transplant Services.

He was born to Devin O’Daniell and Claudia (Mocaby) Bolivar.  Claude’s life may have been shortly lived, but it was filled with beautiful moments and loving times.

Claude is survived by his mother, Claudia Marie Bolivar; father, Devin A. O’Daniell; maternal grandfather, Claude Neal Mocaby; paternal grandmother, Michelle (Tom) O’Daniell-Wallace; paternal grandfather, Scott Adams; paternal great-grandmother, Inez (Rea) O’Danielle; paternal great-grandfather, Ron O’Daniell; two brothers, Adonis Westerberg and Luciano Bolivar; a sister, Aurora Bolivar; maternal aunt, Ada Mocaby; maternal uncle, Bryan (Britney)Mocaby; paternal aunt, Jessica Howell; paternal uncle, Colton James Meadows; two maternal great-aunts, Michelle Mocaby and Helen Mocaby-Willett; materal great-uncle, Denzil Mocaby; two paternal great-uncles, Mike O’Daniell and Matt O’Daniell; many cousins; and his loving family at Marion O’Charleys.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Monte Jean Wininger; a maternal great-grandmother, Norma Mocaby; and maternal great-grandfather, Claude Ladle Mocaby.

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

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 3, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., at Pate Funeral Home, Benton, IL.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m., at Pate Funeral Home, Benton, IL, with Pastor Roger Webb, officiating services.  Burial will follow services at Plaster Groves Cemetery, Thompsonville, IL.

Memorial contributions may be at the funeral home in care of Claudia Marie Bolivar.

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

Charles Wilkerson – Sesser, IL

 

Charles Wilkerson, 81, of Sesser passed away on November 27, 2018.

He was born on May 6, 1937 in Franklin County, IL to Phillip and Stella (Gibbs) Wilkerson. 

He is survived by his children Lynette Lewis of Nashville, TN, Deanna Gunter of Nashville, TN, Shannon Clark of Huntington Beach, CA, Dale Wilkerson of Ohio and Phillip (Melissa) Wilkerson of Sesser; four grandchildren; and his former wife Carol Wilkerson of Sesser.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Matilda Basham and Wilma Hurst.

Memorial service will be on Friday November 30, 2018 at 1:00 PM at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home with Brother Chris Hottenson officiating.  Visitation will be on Friday from 12:00 PM until the time of the service at 1:00 PM.  Private burial will be at Franklin Cemetery.

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Kenneth Camden – Benton, IL

Kenneth Camden, 59, of Benton, IL passed away Saturday morning, November 24, 2018 at home.

He was born in San Diego, CA on June 16, 1959, the son of Irvin A. and Dorothy J. (Buckner) Camden.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Benton.

Mr. Camden is survived by his mother, Dorothy J. Camden, of Benton; brother Barry Camden and wife Thea, of Dahlgren; sister-in-law Debra Camden and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Camden was preceded in death by his father, his wife, Lynette Camden and by a brother, Steve Camden.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, November 28th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. James Jenkel officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Benton or to the family of Mr. Camden.

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

Jessie Merkel-Tamaroa, IL

 

Jessie Merkel, 77, of Tamaroa passed away on November 24, 2018. 

He was born on November 27, 1940 in Perry County, IL to Sam and Lenoir (Murry) Merkel.  He married Joyce Ann (Miller) Merkel on June 18, 1960 and she preceded him in death on February 25, 2010. He married Kay Davis on March 30, 2011 and she survives of DuQuoin, IL.

He is also survived by his children Stacy Merkel of Tamaroa and Kevin Merkel of Tamaroa; grandchildren Calley Cobb, Jonathon Merkel, and Dillion Merkel; great grandchildren Joselyn Merkel and Jordin Cobb; one sister Virginia Gostowski of Benton; and one brother Delmar Merkel of Washington, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and five brothers Alan Merkel, Ogle Merkel, Freddie Merkel, John Merkel, and Henry Merkel.

Funeral services will be on Thursday November 29, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Brayfield-Gilbert Funeral Home in Sesser with Rev. Ray Baggott officiating.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 AM.  Burial will be at Paradise Prairie Cemetery in Tamaroa.

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Doris M. Choisser – Benton, IL

Doris M. Choisser, 91, of Benton passed away Friday morning, November 23, 2018 in Benton.

She was born in Benton, IL on February 3, 1927, the daughter of Frank Edward & Gladys Marie (Williams) Seibert.

She married Harry Myron “Sparky” Choisser on October 13, 1945 in Marion, IL, and he preceded her in death on January 16, 2009.

Mrs. Choisser was a member of the North Benton Baptist Church. She first placed her faith in Jesus Christ in March of 1955 when she asked Him to forgive her of her sins and to come into her life. Because of the Lord’s promises of salvation she has now been reunited with loved ones in eternity and has finally met Jesus face-to-face.

Mrs. Choisser is survived by her  children, Randy Choisser and wife Alice of Ewing, Scott Choisser  and wife Brenda of Ewing and Phillip Choisser and wife Michelle of Logan, Alabama; grandchildren, Barry Choisser and wife Denise, Bryan Choisser and wife Jennifer, Nicci Haney and husband Eric, T.J. Choisser, Seth Choisser, Nathan Choisser and wife Cristan, Kelsey Denny and husband Daniel, and Alyssa Choisser;  great-grandchildren, Kayla Hermann and husband Kurt, Elijah Haney, Abigail and Amelia and Alaina Choisser, Hayley Griffen, Carson Choisser, Tallie Choisser, Andrew, Harrison and Emberlee Choisser, and Trace Choisser; brother, Ralph Seibert of Benton, sister Shirley Tennison and husband William of Benton, and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Jones of Benton.

Mrs. Choisser was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband, by a sister, Winifred Tennison, a brother William Eugene Seibert, brother-in-law Robert Jones, and sister-in-laws Betty Storey and Louise Seibert.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 27th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Rev. Josh Crisp officiating. Private graveside services will follow. Visitation will be from 4 p.m.. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carmi Children’s Home and will be accepted at the funeral home or memorials may be made at http://www.bchfs.com/ways-to-give/

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Shirley Harland – Christopher, IL

Shirley Marilyn Harland, 89, of Christopher, IL., died Thursday, November 22, 2018, at 11:35 a.m. at her home. Shirley was born on July 12, 1929, in Mulkeytown to Lester A. and Effie G. (Jones) Gregory. She graduated from Christopher High School in 1948.

She married Charles K. Harland on June 10, 1948, in Piggott, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on October 29, 1992. Survivors include her children – Charles S. Harland of Mulkeytown, Kathryn C. (Dean) Pearce of Centralia, and Debra D. Gerdes of Sandwich – one grandson Michael E. (Ally) Gerdes of Bloomington. She also leaves three step-grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and one special cousin who was like a brother, Keith (Elizabeth) Gammon of Eagle, Idaho.

She was a faithful member of the First Christian Church, Christopher, for the past several years after being a member of Du Quoin First Christian Church for more than 50 years. Shirley was a farm wife with numerous homemaking skills including gardening, canning, baking, sewing, and most notably quilting. Hobbies included reading, crossword puzzles, stamp collecting, and fishing.

Her funeral service will be 11 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018, at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Rev. Daniel Ison officiating. Burial will be in Ward Cemetery, Mulkeytown. A visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Christopher.

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