Patrick Lynch – Christopher, IL

Patrick Lynch, 88, passed away on Sunday December 16, 2018 at his home.

He was born on February 23, 1930 in Chicago, IL to Owen and Mary Ellen (Marrinan) Lynch. He married Dimple (Carpenter) Lynch on August 24, 1952 and she preceded him in death on August 29, 2017

He lived in Chicago and worked as a union carpenter Local # 10, until retiring and then moved to Christopher in 2000.

He is survived by his three children Matt (Liz) Lynch, Patsy (Steve) Leo, and Phillip (Jeanne) Lynch; daughter-in-law Christine Lynch; grandchildren Christopher (Renee) Lynch, Nicole (Ryan) Whitmer, Patrick “PJ” Lynch, Dusta (Tom) Wheatly, Phillip (Suzanne) Lynch, Andrew Lynch, Ian Lynch, and Daniel Lynch; great grandchildren Alyssia Betsinger, Hannah Betsinger, Evan Whitmer, Katelynn Lynch, Braedan Lynch, Alex Peyton, Lillian Lynch, Brycen Lynch, Erika Lynch, Claire Wheatly, Benjamin Lynch; two brothers Matt Lynch and Jim (Sandy) Lynch.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, one son Owen Lynch, one grandson Michael Lynch, one sister Mary Carrol, two brothers Larry Lynch and Jack Lynch.

Funeral services will be on Friday December 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Mulkeytown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Mulkeytown Cemetery and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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Bonnie B. (Pritchett) Hopkins – Benton, IL

 Bonnie B.(Pritchett) Hopkins, 62, of Benton, Illinois, passed away at 2:11 a.m. on Sunday December 9, 2018 at Franklin Hospital.  Bonnie’s final act ofkindness was to give the gift of life through organ donation.

Bonnie was born in Cicero, Illinois on August 7, 1956.  She was the daughter ofthe late Russell and Agnes Pritchett of Benton, Illinois. She graduated fromBenton Consolidated High School and Northeast Louisiana University. She earneda Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1979 and worked as a Registered Pharmacist throughout her career until establishing a contracting business later in lifewith her surviving husband.

Sheis survived by her husband of 13 years, Brad Tucker; two children from her former marriage, Leslie Hopkins (Sandy White) of Benton, Illinois, and Mark Hopkins (Heather Murphy) of West Frankfort, Illinois; a step-son, Austin (Tammy) Tucker of Stone Lake, Wisconsin; one grandson, Tony Hopkins of Marion,Illinois; one step-grandson Andrew Tucker of Stone Lake, Wisconsin;parents-in-law Nadine and the late Gene Tucker of Benton, Illinois; twosisters, Irene Poyner of Martin, Tennessee, and Judy (Danny) Lampkins ofHardin, Kentucky; one sister-in-law, Brenda (Tony) Crawford of Portage,Wisconsin; and her beloved extended family.

Because of her delightful personality, Bonnie never met a stranger.  She loved her family and friends with all her heart. She loved watching her children’s sporting events when they were young.  She enjoyed music, her TV shows, and her pets. She also enjoyed playing Scrabble with one of her very best friends, the late Joni Sims.

Bonnie is preceded in death by her parents; and father-in-law.

A luncheon will take place from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 16th at the St Paul’s Lutheran Church at 1 W Frankfort Plaza, West Frankfort, Illinois 62896, (618) 932-3450, with a Memorial Celebration of Life Service, officiated by Pastor Alan Janneke following the luncheon.  All who knew her are welcome.

A private family interment of ashes will be held at a later date in the Masonic & Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Leffler Funeral Home to assist with the cremation expenses, and will be accepted at the church on Sunday, or may be mailed to the Leffler Funeral Home, 401 E Main St, Benton, Illinois 62812.  (618) 438-0021.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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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