• Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Lawrence D. Carthy

    Lawrence D. “Larry” Carthy, 55, of Lebanon, entered the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. He was born February 4, 1963 at St. Mary’s Hospital in E. St. Louis, IL, the son of Medric and Margie, nee Thompson, Carthy. He married Janet Marie Hanson on December 11, 1993 at St. Paul U.C.C. in Lebanon and she survives in Lebanon. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mother, Mary “Margie” Carthy of O’Fallon; a son, Stephen (Joya) Carthy of O’Fallon; two grandchildren, Ella MaryJane & Rayna AnnMarie Carthy; his siblings, Robert (Sheila) Carthy of Caseyville, James (Sharon)…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Emory Clifford Edwards

    Emory Clifford Edwards, 70, of Trenton, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at his home. He was born November 9, 1947 in Mitchell, IN, the son of Clifford Fredrick and Orpha Helen, nee Tencher, Edwards. He married Emma Faye Dowdy October 6, 1973 at the Hatkins Chapel in Belleville and she survives in Trenton. In addition to his wife he is survived by a daughter, Shari L. (Clinton) Truett of New Baden; three grandchildren, William B. Childers, Jr. of New York, Elizabeth A. Childers of Georgia, and Candis Pressley of Illinois; eight great-grandchildren; his siblings, June (Roy) Lamb of Indiana, Bertha Pfeiffer of Illinois, Helen (Jim) Lewis of Indiana, and Bonnie…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Rita M. Zollner

    Rita M. Zollner, 92, of Albers, died Monday, July 9, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born May 24, 1926 in New Baden, the daughter of John and Amelia, nee Hatzala, Frankovich. She married George A. Zollner November 25, 1948 and he preceded her in death on May 6, 1968. Rita is survived by her four children, Rita (Jerrold) Chandler of Carlinville, George (Lois) Zollner of Breese, Gail Paustian of Highland Park, NJ., and Monica (Tim) Mroz of Waterloo; six grandchildren, Lt. Commander David (Rebecca) Chandler, Elizabeth Ann (Justin) Knoedler, Allison (Andy) Cassibry, George E. (Jackie) Zollner, Sara (Mike) Zezza, and Mike Paustian; 12 great-grandchildren; and…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Larry D. Towell

    Larry D. Towell, 66, of Carlyle passed away on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois. He was born in Hillsboro, Illinois on December 4, 1951 the son of Thomas and Avis (Coleman) Towell. He married Marie Carriker in Litchfield, Illinois on May 1, 1970 and she survives in Carlyle. In addition to his wife, Larry is survived by two sons: Gary (Jennifer) Towell and Eric (Samantha) Towell all of Carlyle; four grandchildren: Lily and Calab Towell, Tyler Flood and Chrissy McCardy; two great grandchildren, Mason and Asher; his niece, Vicky Westbrook; nephew, Kevin Landers; brother-in-law, Keith Landers of Coffeen; sisters-in-law: Evelyn (Ivan) Blankenship of Litchfield,…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Carl P. Bann

    Carl P. Bann, 85, of New Baden, IL, born February 28, 1933 in New Baden, died on Sunday, July 1, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL. Carl graduated from New Baden Community High School Class of 1951. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956 during the Korean War. He graduated from McKendree College in the summer of 1958, and attained his Masters Degree in Education from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, in the summer of 1968. Carl taught in Wesclin School District #3 teaching at St. George in New Baden and St. Mary’s in Trenton before transferring to Wesclin Jr. High to teach 7th…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Bernice "Becy" Foppe

    Bernice F. “Becy” Foppe, 92, of Aviston, died Friday, June 29, 2018 at Aviston Countryside Manor. She was born December 6, 1925 in Aviston, daughter of Herman and Theresa “Bertha” (Stoff) Fuhler. She married Ray Foppe on June 18, 1946 in Aviston and he preceded her in death on January 2, 1987. Becy is survived by her children, Donna (Mike) Nettemeier of Breese, Glenn (Colleen) Foppe of Carlyle, Tom (Mary) Foppe of St. Louis, MO, Bets (Ron) Eversgerd of Germantown, and Jeff (Shawn) Foppe of Springfield, TN; son-in-law, Jim Markus of Aviston; grandchildren, Cindy (Doug) Kuhl, Brent Nettemeier, Ryan (Sara) Nettemeier, Patrick (Danielle) Foppe, Kevin (Leslie) Foppe, Jill (Dwayne) Cunningham,…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Rev. Jack W. Frerker

    Rev. Jack Frerker, 80, of Olympia, Washington passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Providence Mother Joseph Care Center in Olympia. He was born in Breese, Illinois on October 10, 1937 the son of John and Cleopha (Erlinger) Frerker. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Agnes Danehy Frerker and a brother-in-law, Bernard Wessel. He is survived by his siblings: Nancy Ann Wessel, Richard (Patricia) Frerker, Mary Agnes (Robert) Berndsen, , Robert James (Marjory) Danehy, Peggy (Richard) Hellige and Lynda Louise Frerker. Rev. Frerker held many degrees in philosophy, theology, religion and Humanistic studies. He was ordained at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Belleville, Illinois on June 1,…

  • Albers,  Aviston,  Breese,  Carlyle,  New Baden

    Herman E. Devine

    Herman E. Devine, 87, of New Baden, died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at his home. He was born November 10, 1930 in Terre Haute, IN, the son of Clarence and Ella, nee Matherly, Devine. He married Thelma Rose Meddows and she preceded him in death on December 13, 1997. Herman is survived by his seven children, Michael (Carol) Devine, Linda Devine, Rose Anderson, Andrew (Jacquita) Devine, Martin (Susan) Devine, Richard (Stephanie) Devine, and Donald Devine; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Thomas Devine; a son-in-law, Roy Anderson; a sister, Isabelle Ealey; and three brothers, Leo, Bill,…