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    SOWERS, Randall Jun 23, 1933 – Nov 8, 2019

    Randall Dee Sowers, 86, of Jewett, IL passed away at 7:03 PM on November 8, 2019 at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday November 13, 2019 at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Tuesday evening at the funeral chapel. Burial with full Military Rites will be in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, IL. Randall was born on June 23, 1933 in rural Jewett, IL to Dewey & Sylvia (Griffith) Sowers. He married Glenna Dappert on September 7, 1952. Surviving is his loving wife; daughters Pamela (Ed) Dunbar of Greenville,…

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    GROTH, Fred Jul 1, 1960 – Nov 8, 2019

    Fred Haven Groth, 59, of Wheeler, Illinois, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wheeler with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham and from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois, or St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wheeler. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com. Fred was born on July 1,…

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    Doug L. Bushue

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    Fred Haven Groth

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    Sharlene Lankford

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    Lustig, Deborah

    Deborah Ann Lustig, 58, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at her home in Effingham. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shumway with burial in Oakridge Cemetery, Effingham. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday evening at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. Memorial donations may be given to Fear Nothing, Carle Foundation Guest House or to a cancer research program of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.bauerfh.com. Deb was born July 10,1961 in Vandalia, the daughter of Roy and Virginia (Vogel) Myers. She married Leland J. Lustig…

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    CHAPMAN, Pauline Jul 30, 1932 – Nov 7, 2019

    Pauline Chapman, 87, of Salem, Illinois passed away November 7, 2019 at her home, under the care of family and friends. Born July 30, 1932 in Omega, Illinois, she was the daughter of Lyman E. and Zilpha M. (See) Jones. Pauline was a member of the Omega Quilters, the Pinochle Club, and the Salem Elks Lodge. A former member of the Omega Presbyterian Church, she transferred membership to Grace Church of the Nazarene in Salem. As a young lady, she worked for Brown Shoe Company formerly of Salem as a fancy stitcher. She then raised her family before returning to work at Chapman Decorating in 1972. She then worked for…

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    RODGERS, Mary Bonita 'Bonnie'

    Mary Bonita “Bonnie” Rodgers, 72 of Effingham, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. A memorial visitation will be held between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. Memorial donations may be given to the American Lung Association. Online condolences may be expressed at www.bauerfh.com. Bonnie was born December 18, 1946 in Whitwell, Tennessee, the daughter of Nelson and Ella Mae (Mabe) Sweeton, but throughout her life, always knew Arthur Wilson as her father. She married Roy N. Rodgers on November 30, 1963. A lifetime of service industry occupations were capped off at her favorite…

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    HITCHCOCK WALDORF Lankford, Sharlene K.

    Sharlene K. Hitchcock Waldorf Lankford, 78 of Effingham, passed away Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Evergreen Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. According to Sharlene’s wishes, there will be no services. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Sharlene is survived by her son, Lee (Kelle) Waldorf of Shumway; daughters, Lori (Jerry) Michalec of Arlington, Washington and Jenni (the late, Adam) Olson of Effingham; granddaughters, April Marley of Nokomis ad Nicole (Steven) Gray of Effingham, and four great-grandchildren.

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    Gloria R. Levitt

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    Deborah A. Lustig

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    Bonnie Rodgers

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    Miller, Brian

    Brian Lee Miller, 38, of Montrose, Illinois, returned home to the Lord Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after an 18-month battle with brain cancer. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 11, 2019 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Sigel with burial immediately following at St. Michael Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service. Arrangements are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Memorials may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church and School in Sigel, or to Fr. Suresh Sambaturu for…

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    Vogt, Paul

    Paul Vogt, 81, of Effingham, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S. Program or American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com. Paul was born on November 27, 1937, in Effingham, Illinois, the…

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    Paul Vogt

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    Brian Lee Miller

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    TAPPENDORF, Helen Sep 10, 1941 – Nov 3, 2019

    Helen L. Tappendorf, 78, of Effingham, formerly of Altamont died at 11:45 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Effingham. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with Rev. Dr. James F. Wright officiating. Burial will follow at St. Paul ELCA Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be for one hour prior to service time at the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont or Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center Activity Fund, Effingham. Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Helen was born on Wednesday, September…

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    VEATCH, Robert Nov 4, 1953 – Oct 31, 2019

    Mr. Robert A. Veatch, 65 of Benton, KY died on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at his home. He was a production operator for Exxon Mobil and was a member of Benton First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed bowling with his family, and considered his greatest blessings in life to be his grandchildren. Born Wednesday, November 4, 1953 in Carmi, IL, he was the son of the late Rufus Robert Veatch and the late Concepcion (Ortiz) Veatch. Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Alice (Cooper) Veatch of Benton, KY, sons, William Veatch of Muncie, IN and Patrick Veatch of Murray, KY, daughters, Jennifer Phillips of Denver, CO and Maria Arthur…

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    RINCKER, Kent Apr 4, 1953 – Nov 3, 2019

    Kent Frederick Rincker, 66 of Hoyleton, passed away at 9:55 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born on April 4, 1953 in Shelbyville, the son of Kenneth Frederick and Nelda Dorene Parr Rincker. He married Loana Marie Timm on August 4, 1974 in Wisner, NE and she survives in Hoyleton. Besides his wife of 45 years, left to mourn his passing is his mother Nelda Rincker of Maryville. 3 sons; Jason (Amanda) Rincker of Texico, Phillip (Deana) Rincker of New Palestine, IN and Micah (Nicol) Rincker of Ashley. A daughter; Erica (Patrick) Harper of Springfield. 2 brothers; Keith (Peg) Rincker of…

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    BAKER, Patsy Jul 29, 1961 – Nov 3, 2019

    Patsy A. Baker age 58 of Effingham passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 at her home. Funeral services celebrating Patsy’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Crain Funeral Home, Newton. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until time of service on Friday in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Headyville Cemetery, Jasper County, Illinois. Patsy was born on July 29, 1961 in Pana, Illinois the daughter of Lloyd and Aileen (Brown) Winterrowd. Patsy was a cook for the Iron Skillet in Effingham. In her free time, she enjoyed jigsaw and word puzzles, diamond painting, and resale shopping. She loved time…

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    Lasher, Keith

    It is with great sadness that the family of Keith Robert Lasher announces his passing, on Wednesday October 30, 2019, at the age of 25, at his residence in Effingham, Illinois. Keith was born May 2, 1994 in Albany, New York. Keith graduated from Effingham High School in 2012. He was very active and won awards in many extra-curricular activities, including theater, wrestling, track, cross-country, and choir. Football was his sport, and he proudly wore #11 and #26 on his jerseys. Keith loved life, his family, and his loyal dog, Arri. Keith will be lovingly remembered by his parents Robert and Jessica Lasher and Janette Civitello. His brothers and sisters:…

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    Keith Robert Lasher

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    Ruth E. Belden

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    GENTRY, ROBERT

    83, of Sigel, Illinois, passed away at 2:30 A.M., Friday, November 1, 2019, surrounded by his family, in his residence. He was born July 11, 1936, the son of Oscar B. and Dorothy E. (Fromme) Gentry in Lovington, Illinois. Bob Married Donna Brooks July 22, 1962 in Effingham, Illinois. He was a retired grain farmer and also worked 44 years at the Fedders Corporation in Effingham, Illinois. Mr. Gentry was a member of the First Christian Church in Neoga, Illinois and the Cumberland County Farm Bureau. He loved anything mechanical, cars and equipment and was a Nascar fan. Bob leaves his wife of 57 years, Donna Gentry of Sigel, Illinois;…

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    MEYER, Sara Jul 5, 1939 – Oct 31, 2019

    Sara Jane Meyer, age 80, of Dieterich, Illinois, passed away at 8:55 PM – Thursday, October 31, 2019, at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham, Illinois. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM – November 5, 2019, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bishop Creek, Illinois (rural Dieterich) with Fr. Frank Folino celebrating mass. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Dieterich, Illinois. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 PM – Monday, November 4, 2019, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, Illinois. In loving memory of Sara, memorials may be made to the Sara Meyer family to be used for a memorial of…

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    PETERS, Chrystal Feb 13, 1920 – Oct 31, 2019

    Chrystal Louise Peters, 99, of Effingham, IL, passed away Thursday afternoon October 31, 2019 at Lavender Ridge in Effingham, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Burial will follow in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in rural Greenville, IL. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois, or Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com. Chrystal was born in Bond County near Pocahontas, IL, on February 13, 1920 to Robert and Marcella (File) Hunter. She…

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    Tate, Marie

    Marie E. Tate, 94, of Stewardson, IL, passed away at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Effingham, IL. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg, IL.

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    Barkley, Michael

    Michael Gordon Barkley, age 81, of Toledo, Illinois passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 in his home, surrounded by his family. Mike was born on February 27, 1938, in Indianapolis, Indiana; the son of Ralph and Ruby Barkley. The family moved to Yale, Illinois when Mike was six. On August 31, 1968, he married the love of his life, Marilyn Wood of Toledo Illinois at the Salem United Methodist Church and together they founded Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup in 1971 and later purchased the funeral home in Toledo. Mike and Marilyn served their communities until their retirement in 2008, at which time they passed the business into the…

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    Chrystal Louise Peters

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    Peters, Chrystal

    Chrystal Louise Peters, 99, of Effingham, IL, passed away Friday afternoon October 31, 2019 at Lavender Ridge in Effingham, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2019 at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Burial will follow in Mt. Gilead Cemetery in Greenville, IL. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Centenary United Methodist Church, HSHS Hospice Southern Illinois, or Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com. Chrystal was born in Bond County near Pocahontas, IL, on February 13, 1920 to Robert and Marcella (File) Hunter. She married…

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    Limes, Helen

    Helen Louise Limes, age 83, of St. Peter, Illinois passed away at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Illinois. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Peter, Illinois with a one-hour viewing prior to the service. Michael Durre will be officiating. Burial will take place in the Iola Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2019 at Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Peter, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to E.A.R.S. (Effingham Animal Rescue Sanctuary) 15055 N. 16th Ave. Effingham, IL. 62401 or…

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    McFarland, Marietta

    Marietta McFarland age 79 of Wheeler passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019 at her home. Cremation rites will be accorded. Private memorial services will be held at a later date. Marietta was born on August 2, 1940 in Jasper County, Illinois the daughter of Arnold F. and Maude E. (McCann) Boxley. On January 9, 1963, Marietta married George N. McFarland. He survives. In addition to being a wife and mother, Marietta worked in the admissions office of Ambassador College. She was a member of Grace Communion International. Marietta will be loved and remembered by her husband of fifty-six years George McFarland of Wheeler; sons John David McFarland of Wheeler and…

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    HERBOTH, Michael

    Michael L. Herboth, age 59, of Ellington, Missouri passed away at 12:15am Tuesday, October 29th at his home. He was born on April 8, 1960 in Effingham, Illinois, the son of Louis and Dorothy (Rieman) Herboth of Effingham. A visitation will be held Sunday, November 3rd from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. A second visitation will be held Monday, November 4th from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Tuesday, November 5th from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at McSpadden Funeral Home in Ellington, Missouri. Pastor Marvin Richards will be officiating the funeral services on Tuesday, November 5th at 1 p.m. Burial will be held…

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    Michael L. Herboth

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    Carter, Dale

    Marvin Dale Carter, age 68, of Rose Hill, Illinois and Barefoot, Florida, passed away at 9:43 PM – Monday, October 28, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family and friends. Services celebrating Dale’s life will be held at 6:00 PM- Tuesday, November 5, 2019 with Virgil Cisney officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Meyer Funeral Home-Bishop Chapel in Greenup, Illinois. In loving memory of Dale, memorials may be made to St. Jude. Arrangements are under the care of Meyer Funeral Home in Newton, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com. Dale was born on January 17, 1951 in Mattoon, Illinois the son…

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    Feezel, Betty

    Betty F. Feezel, 86, of St. Elmo, died at 3:37 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at Willowbrook Memory Care, Effingham. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the First Christian Church, Brownstown with Nathan Brands officiating. Burial will follow at Griffith Cemetery, Brownstown. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, November 1, 2019 and for one hour prior to service time, both at the church. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, Brownstown or the donor’s choice. Gieseking Funeral Home, Brownstown is assisting the family with arrangements. Betty was born on Tuesday, November 29, 1932 in County Line, Oklahoma to Ira and…

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    MATTIX, Edwin Jan 16, 1942 – Oct 27, 2019

    Edwin L. Mattix, age 77, of rural St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 2:25 p.m. on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Springfield, Illinois. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Elmo, Illinois. Father Michael Rosa will be officiating. Burial will be in Sidener Cemetery in rural St. Elmo, Illinois. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.pagelfuneralhome.com Edwin was born on January 16, 1942, the…

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    KIRCHHOFER, Velma Nov 13, 1927 – Oct 28, 2019

    Velma Jean Kirchhofer, 91, of Shumway, IL passed away peacefully at 6:20 a.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019 at Faith Lutheran Church in Shumway with the Reverend Jason Rensner officiating. Burial will take place in Faith Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be made in Velma’s name to the Faith Lutheran Church in Shumway. Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson is assisting the family. Velma was born on November 13, 1927, in Decatur, the daughter of…

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    O'DELL, JULIA

    81, of Neoga, Illinois passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at 8:56 AM in the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center of Mattoon, Illinois. She was born October 2, 1938 in Mattoon, Illinois, the daughter of Dean and Carol (Voris) Swengel. Judy married Joe O’Dell, September 1, 1956 in Mattoon, Illinois. He passed away March 25, 2019. She graduated from the Lake Land College Practical Nursing Program and was an LPN for Dr. Robert Swengel in Neoga, Illinois for many years. After Dr. Swengel’s passing, she stayed at the Neoga Clinic and retired from the Sarah Bush Clinic of Neoga. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Neoga,…