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    1. ([ILJEFFER])Sweetin, Tom Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Tom Sweetin September 6, 1932 ~ November 15, 2019 (age 87) Obituary TOM SWEETIN, 87, of Mt. Vernon passed away Friday morning, Nov. 15, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born in Jefferson County, IL on Sept. 6, 1932, the son of James C. & Flossie (Owens) Sweetin. Mr. Sweetin was a retired truck driver and operated the Sportsman Club at Miller Lake in Mt. Vernon for several years. Mr. Sweetin is survived by his: Companion & Caregiver: Wilma Bruce of Mt. Vernon 7 Children: Lana Sweetin Louise Sweetin Stewart Sweetin Vickie, Joyce & Pam Tom Smalley Several Grandchildren & GreatGrandchildren 2 Sisters-in-law: Elnora Sweetin of Ina Eva Sweetin of Ina Numerous Nieces & Nephews Mr. Sweetin was preceded in death by his Parents, by 7 Brothers-Revis, Raymond, Orvel, John, Wayne, Haden, & Gene & by a Sister-Fern. Funeral services will be held at 1P.M. WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20th at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina. Burial will be in the Kirk Cemetery in Ina. Visitation will be after 11 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.johnstonfuneralhome.com Obituary from Johnston Funeral Home website

    11/18/2019 06:51:14
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Barker, Norma L. (Haynes) Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Norma L. (Haynes) Barker August 6, 1930 ~ November 14, 2019 (age 89) Obituary Norma L. Barker, 89, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 4:49 P.M. November 14, 2019 at Mount Vernon Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born August 6, 1930 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late George A. and Mary Elizabeth (Hill) Haynes. She married Billy R. Barker on May 26, 1950 in Snyder, Texas. They were blessed with nearly fifty-eight years of marriage before he preceded her in death on April 3, 2008. Norma is survived by her son, Richard Murray Barker of Mount Vernon, Illinois; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Norma was preceded in death by her daughter, Denise and three brothers. Mrs. Barker worked as a secretary for Barkers Pump and Maintenance Service and Culligan Water Company. She was a member of Casey Avenue Baptist Church and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Bethel Memorial Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Interment will follow. Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children Research Hospital. Obituary from Hughey Funeral Home website.

    11/15/2019 03:37:42
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Brookman, Floyd Wayne Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Floyd Wayne Brookman June 5, 1953 ~ November 13, 2019 (age 66) Floyd Wayne Brookman, 66, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:30 P.M. November 13, 2019 at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mount Vernon. He was born June 5, 1953 in Mount Vernon to the late Charles Marshall Brookman and Mildred Louise (Harlow) Cullins. Floyd first married Janet Kay Williams and she survives. He later married Susan Diane Porter. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2010. In addition to his first wife, Floyd is survived by his daughter, Mikah Noell Salonies and husband, Craig of Wentzville, Missouri; son, Deric Thorlun Brookman and wife, Trina of Saint Louis, Missouri; stepdaughters, Heather Nicole Balu and husband, Brett of Las Vegas, Nevada and Coral Brie Hilliard of Belle Rive, Illinois; grandchildren, Karsen Salonies, Will Salonies, Lucas Balu, Karlie Hilliard, and Asher Hughey; sisters, Kathy Nicol and husband, Kevin of San Angelo, Texas, Glenda Carr of Elizabethton, Tennessee, and Annetta Anderson of Mount Vernon, Illinois; special friends and spiritual guides, Ron Kirsch and wife, Terrea; special friend, Kaaren Duffy O'Connor of Dublin, Ireland; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents and wife, Floyd was preceded in death by his sister, Lisa Eileen Brookman; stepbrother, Edward Cullin; and nephew, Jason Miller. Floyd worked at Continental Tire for many years. He was self-employed at his marketing, graphics, and photography business. Floyd was a faithful member of Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and past president of the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. A Visitation will be held Monday, November 18, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Rosary Service will be held before Visitation at 8:30 A.M. The Funeral Mass will begin at 10:30 A.M. with Father John Iffert officiating. Interment will follow Mass at Saint Mary Cemetery in Mount Vernon. Memorials may be made in Floyd's honor to Saint Mary School to support the fine arts. Obituary from Hughey Funeral Home website.

    11/14/2019 05:02:10
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Bernard, Phylis C (Bean) Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Phylis C (Bean) Bernard January 25, 1944 ~ November 13, 2019 (age 75) Obituary Phylis C. Bernard, 75, of Bonnie, Illinois passed away at 5:40 P.M. November 13, 2019 at Saint Louis University Hospital. She was born January 25, 1944 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Philip and Mary Belle (Briesacher) Bean. Phylis married Jerry Dean Bernard on August 28, 1965 in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with 54 years of marriage. In addition to her beloved husband, Phylis is survived by her sons, Carl Bernard and wife, Jenè of Acworth, Georgia, Jody Bernard of Mount Vernon, Barry Bernard of Mount Vernon, and Reginald Bernard of Bonnie; daughters, Cindy Walsh and husband, Shawn of Canton, Georgia and Windy Howard and husband, Sam of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Patrick, Jacob, Colton, Conner, Jackie, Jovey, and Michael; siblings, Phil Bean and wife, Shelby of Texico, Illinois, Marsha Jones of Sesser, Illinois, and Tana Bernard and husband, Dale of Virgina; sister-in-law, Sue Bean of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Phylis was preceded in death by her brothers, Perry Bean and Marty Bean. Phylis was the art teacher and head of the art department at Waltonville Grade and High School for 39 years. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Phylis was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her. A Visitation will be held Monday, November 18, 2019 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A Graveside Service will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Smith Cemetery in Belle Rive, Illinois with Mr. Jason Newell officiating. Interment will follow. Memorials may be made to the Waltonville High School for the Art Department. Obituary from Newell Funeral Home website.

    11/14/2019 04:56:29
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Allen, Eva Geraldine (Ramsey) Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Eva Geraldine (Ramsey) Allen June 7, 1935 ~ November 12, 2019 (age 84) Eva Geraldine Allen went to be with the Lord at 11:38 am on November 12, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital. Geraldine was born in Bonnie on June 7, 1935 to the late Roy and Neveda (Glasco) Ramsey. She married Paul “Sonny” Allen, on July 2, 1954. Paul preceded her in death on December 4, 2011. Geraldine is survived by daughters Debbie (Randy) Smith, Sandra (Marvin) Frick, and a son Mike (Sara) Allen all of Bonnie, grandchildren, Randa (Chris) Rowland, Cody Allen and fiancée Sadie Herr, Ethan Allen and Jacob Frick, and great grandchild, Shaylen Rowland. Also surviving is brother Ted Ramsey, sister-in laws, Norma Jean Harvill and Darlene Allen, brother-in laws, Donald (Mary) Allen, Buddy (Brenda) Allen, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandchild, Chanda Jean Smith, father and mother in-law, Earl and Freda Allen, brother and sister-in laws, Randall and Geraldine Ramsey, Ray and Trudy Allen, and brother-in laws, Lowell Allen and Roy Harvill. Geraldine was a cosmetologist and retired from the State of Illinois Murray Center in Centralia. She was a very caring and giving mother who loved her family and church immensely. Although she loved her children dearly her greatest joy by far in life was those who called her Mamaw, (Randa, Cody, Ethan, Jacob and Shaylen). She will be dearly missed by family and all those who had the privilege of meeting her. Per Geraldine’s wishes there will be no public visitation. Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 16 at 10:00 am at the Kirk Cemetery in Ina, Illinois, with Lloyd Adams officiating. Those wishing to attend the service are asked to go directly to the cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorials be given to the Kirk Cemetery in her honor. Memorials can be given to the family or sent to the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina, Illinois, who is in charge of the service. “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.” It was mom’s season. Obituary from Johnson Funeral Home website.

    11/13/2019 04:07:43
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Prinnell, Jackie Erwin Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Jackie Ervin Prinnell September 9, 1950 ~ November 10, 2019 (age 69) Jackie Ervin Prinnell, 69, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away on November 10, 2019 at Mount Vernon Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born September 9, 1950 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Roy Ervin and Laura Elizabeth (Rogers) Prinnell. He married Vicky Mays on October 13, 1975 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. In addition to his beloved wife of forty-four years, Jackie is survived by his brother, Don Prinnell of Mount Vernon and sisters, Ella Mae Tolley of Mount Vernon, Illinois and Thelma Buchanan of Opdyke, Illinois. In addition to his parents, Jackie was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Prinnell and sister, Shirley Morgan. Mr. Prinnell worked in the Register News Office, Precision National, Woodfall and Associates as a surveyor, and retired from the County Highway Department. Jackie started the Mount Vernon Woodcarvers club at Cedarhurst and served as president for twenty-five years. He enjoyed woodcarving and taught countless people how to wood carve. Jackie loved his wife greatly and will be dearly missed. Per Jackie's request there will be no public services held. Memorials may be made to the Woodcarvers Club at Cedarhurst. Obituary from Hughey Funeral Home website.

    11/11/2019 02:44:57
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Warren, Judy Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Judy Warren October 18, 1946 ~ November 5, 2019 (age 73) Obituary Judy Warren, 73, of Denham Springs, Louisiana, formerly of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away on November 5, 2019. She was born October 18, 1946 in Mount Vernon to the late Glenn and Maxine (Anderson) Jordan. Judy married Gary D. Warren, Sr. on September 16, 1967 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. They were blessed with 32 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on October 5, 1999. Judy is survived by her children, Gary D. Warren, Jr. of Mulberry, Florida and Amy W. Tullier and husband, Shannon of Denham Springs, Louisiana; grandchildren, Tyler and Rylan Tullier, both of Denham Springs, Louisiana, Christopher and Mathew "Mattie" Warren, both of Mulberry, Florida, and Daniel Warren and wife, Adair Warren of Denham Springs, Louisiana; and great-granddaughter, Adelaide Warren. A Graveside Service will be held Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Randy Sells officiating. Interment will follow. Obituary from Hughey Funeral Home website

    11/11/2019 02:40:51
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Phillips, Amy Joan Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Amy Joan Phillips October 11, 1980 ~ November 7, 2019 (age 39) Obituary Amy Joan Phillips, 39, of Charleston, Illinois passed away at 3:17 A.M. November 7, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign, Illinois. She was born October 11, 1980 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Nancy (Blanks) Phillips. Amy is survived by her sister, Rachael Dobbs and husband, Christopher; brother, Benjamin Phillips and wife, Krystal; niece and nephew, Abigail and Alexander Dobbs all of Shiloh, Illinois. In addition to her mother, Amy is preceded in death by her grandparents, Gale and Joan Blanks. Amy was loved by her family and adored by all who knew her. She was stubborn, quirky, kind and gentle, and at all times 100% pure Amy. She was also hilariously funny. Amy lived in the world entirely on her own terms and everyone she encountered loved her for it. She was truly unforgettable. The world is smaller without her in it and she will be sorely missed. A Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. at Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Chapel in Woodlawn, Illinois with officiating. Interment will follow. Obituary from Newell Funeral Home website.

    11/10/2019 06:10:21
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Re: Richardson, Don Steven "Steve" Obituary
    2. Kim Chapman
    3. Don "Steve" RICHARDSON was a distant (8th cousin I believe) relative back through our common MOBBERLEY ancestors. > On November 8, 2019 at 9:08 PM Jerry Williams <[email protected]> wrote: > > > Don Steven "Steve" Richardson > > July 19, 1938 ~ November 5, 2019 (age 81) > > > > Obituary > > Don Steven "Steve" Richardson passed away at 1:45 A.M. on November 5, 2019 > in Nashville, Illinois. He was born in McLeansboro, Illinois on July 19, > 1938. > > He is survived by his wife, Norma Richardson; four sisters, Xenia (Raymond) > Restoff, Judy (Charles) Spotanski, Rita (George) Wyciskalla, and Donna > (Roger) Lamke; four nephews, Tom (Kathryn) Restoff, Terry (Renee) > Wyciskalla, Mark (Amy) Spotanski, and Kevin (Samantha) Restoff; four nieces, > Suzanne Spotanski, Kathy (Michael) Krisfaluzy, Diane (Randy) Buza, and > Samantha Mason (Micah Harms); and one uncle, Rev. Marvin (Eula) Richardson; > along with cousins and many very special friends. > > Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Lois (Ponder) > Richardson and his in-laws, Dominic and Frances (Kerry) Betlejewski. > > Steve proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He > was a Columbia University Graduate. He retired from the Department of the > Air Force as a Budget Officer with 30 years of service. > > Steve was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church. He was an AMVETS Post No. > 148 charter member and an Ashley Sportsmen Club member. > > He was an authority on Studebakers. His passion was restoring Studebaker > cars and John Deere tractors (and a few others). He had a special talent for > painting vehicles. > > To have known Steve was an honor. It was well known that he loved the Lord, > loved to sing and was a gentle man with a colorful sense of humor. He will > be sadly missed. > > Visitation will be at the Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville, Illinois from > 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 9, > 2019 with Pastor Mitchell Flesch officiating. Burial will follow in the Bald > Hill Cemetery, Scheller, Illinois. > > > > Obituary from Newell Funeral Home website. > > > _______________________________________________ > ==== ILJEFFER Mailing List ==== > [email protected] > > To contact the List Administrator: > Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] > > To visit the Jefferson County, IL website: > https://jefferson.illinoisgenweb.org/ > > To visit the Jefferson County, IL message board: > http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.illinois.counties.jefferson/mb.ashx > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb community

    11/09/2019 04:12:52
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Richardson, Don Steven "Steve" Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Don Steven "Steve" Richardson July 19, 1938 ~ November 5, 2019 (age 81) Obituary Don Steven "Steve" Richardson passed away at 1:45 A.M. on November 5, 2019 in Nashville, Illinois. He was born in McLeansboro, Illinois on July 19, 1938. He is survived by his wife, Norma Richardson; four sisters, Xenia (Raymond) Restoff, Judy (Charles) Spotanski, Rita (George) Wyciskalla, and Donna (Roger) Lamke; four nephews, Tom (Kathryn) Restoff, Terry (Renee) Wyciskalla, Mark (Amy) Spotanski, and Kevin (Samantha) Restoff; four nieces, Suzanne Spotanski, Kathy (Michael) Krisfaluzy, Diane (Randy) Buza, and Samantha Mason (Micah Harms); and one uncle, Rev. Marvin (Eula) Richardson; along with cousins and many very special friends. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Lois (Ponder) Richardson and his in-laws, Dominic and Frances (Kerry) Betlejewski. Steve proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a Columbia University Graduate. He retired from the Department of the Air Force as a Budget Officer with 30 years of service. Steve was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church. He was an AMVETS Post No. 148 charter member and an Ashley Sportsmen Club member. He was an authority on Studebakers. His passion was restoring Studebaker cars and John Deere tractors (and a few others). He had a special talent for painting vehicles. To have known Steve was an honor. It was well known that he loved the Lord, loved to sing and was a gentle man with a colorful sense of humor. He will be sadly missed. Visitation will be at the Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville, Illinois from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 with Pastor Mitchell Flesch officiating. Burial will follow in the Bald Hill Cemetery, Scheller, Illinois. Obituary from Newell Funeral Home website.

    11/08/2019 07:08:14
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Yarber, Sarah Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Sarah Yarber APRIL 17, 1998 ~ NOVEMBER 5, 2019 (AGE 21) Sarah Yarber, 21, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 3:51 P.M. November 5, 2019 at her residence. She was born April 17, 1998 in Mount Vernon to Michael Yarber and the late Jerri (Wheeler) McKinney. In addition to her father, Sarah is survived by her grandparents, Marcella Jean Fisher, Charles Yarber, and Louise Yarber; siblings, Brittany Phyfiher and husband, Stewart, Drew Yarber, Anthony Yarber, Brittany Clarida, Brittany Irvin, Courtney Johnson, Megan Clarida, and Tascha Dersch; nephews and nieces, Jeremiah, Nehemiah, Aaliyah, and Asia; and several aunts and uncles, including Gayla Hall and husband, Sean, Carla Shrum and husband, Mark, and Elizabeth Fisher. A Graveside Service will be held Monday, November 11, 2019 at 1:30 P.M. at Bethel Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Interment will follow. Obituary from Hughey Funeral Home website.

    11/07/2019 06:49:28
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Shaver, Ollie George (Jr.) Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Ollie George (Jr.) Shaver MARCH 9, 1946 ~ NOVEMBER 5, 2019 (AGE 73) Ollie G. Shaver, Jr, 73, of Mt. Vernon passed away on Tuesday morning November 5, 2019 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon. He was born in Hayti, Missouri on March 9, 1946, the son of Ollie George Shaver, Sr. & Evelyn (Kiser) Shaver. Ollie married Sue (Dailey) on January 18, 1974. Mr. Shaver was a wonderful husband & father. He is survived by his: Wife: Sue Shaver of Mt. Vernon 1 Son: John Shaver of Buchanan, Michigan Brother: William Shaver of Sierra Vista, AZ Sister: Debra DePew of Sierra Vista, AZ Brother: Ronnie Shaver of Woodlawn Mr. Shaver was preceded in death by his Parents & by a Brother-Terry. It was Mr. Shaver's wishes to be cremated and No Services will be held. For more information or to send online condolences please visit www.johnstonfuneralhome.com Obituary from Johnson Funeral Home website.

    11/06/2019 04:36:34
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Westman, Alice Clair Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Alice Clair Westman MARCH 11, 1937 ~ NOVEMBER 5, 2019 (AGE 82) Alice Clair Westman, 82, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 8:30 A.M. November 5, 2019 at her residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born March 11, 1937 in Clay County, Illinois. She married Charles Westman on June 15, 1956 in Flora, Illinois. They were blessed with nearly fifty-five years of marriage before he preceded her in death on May 9, 2011. A Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, November 11, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at West Salem Trinity United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Bumper Quick officiating. Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information. Obituary from Hughey Funeral Home website.

    11/05/2019 04:44:50
    1. ([ILJEFFER])England, Donald Ray Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Donald Ray England MAY 29, 1943 ~ NOVEMBER 4, 2019 (AGE 76) Donald Ray England, 76, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 2:20 P.M. November 4, 2019 at Crossroads Community Hospital. He was born May 29, 1943 in Jefferson County, Illinois, the son of the late William Burton and Mary Margaret (Chamness) England. Donald married Phyllis B. (Withrow) England on February 18, 1968. They were blessed with 51 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by his sons, Jesse England, Jerry England, Charles England and wife, Christal, all of Mount Vernon, and Cody England and girlfriend, Kennedy Hausman of Waltonville, Illinois; grandchildren, Levi England of Mount Vernon, Tessa England and boyfriend, Doug Rhoads of Alton, Illinois, Molley England, Alex England, Tyson England, and Candice England, all of Mount Vernon; great-grandchildren, Aaliyah England of Mount Vernon and Marcie Rhoads of Alton; sister, Glenda Khoute of Nason; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Donald was preceded in death by his son, William Glen England; six brothers; and one sister. Donald was a member of the Laborers' International Union of North American Local 1197 and East Side Baptist Church. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. A Visitation will be held Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. The Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Curtis Sweeny officiating. Interment will follow at Old Shiloh Cemetery in Mount Vernon. Memorials may be made to the England Family, in care of Phyllis England. Obituary from Hughey Funeral Home website.

    11/05/2019 04:41:25
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Thomas, Jr. McArthur Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. McArthur Thomas, Jr. AUGUST 24, 1960 ~ NOVEMBER 4, 2019 (AGE 59) McArthur Thomas, Jr., 59, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 12:40 A.M. November 4, 2019 at his residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born August 24, 1960 in Tunica, Mississippi to McArthur Thomas, Sr. and Dorothy Spearman. McArthur is survived by his mother and stepfather, Dorothy Cooper and husband, Lee of Mount Vernon, Illinois; five children, Latoya Thomas of San Antonio, Texas, Angel Thomas of Marietta, Georgia, Donnesha Thomas of Millwauke, Wisconsin, Alaina Thomas, and Nathan Thomas, both of Saint Paul, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Tiarry, Levena, Macquaya, Leevell, Lavar, and Jonathan; two great grandchildren; siblings, Linda Judd and husband, David of Killeen, Texas, Charles Thomas of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Rita Watkins and husband, Jerry of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Norma Jean Thomas of Marion, Illinois, Sherry Day-Anderson of Killeen, Texas; Dena Smith and husband, Rick of Lake Horn, Mississippi, Kim Thomas of Tunica, Mississippi, Cheryl Rayford of Champaign, Illinois, Terrance Thomas and Charlie Thomas, both of Tunica, Mississippi; Yolanda Cooper-Johnson and husband, Andre of Racine, Wisconsin, and Leonard Jamison of Chicago, Illinois; and a host of cousins, Nephews, nieces and Aunt, and many friends. The family would like to extend gratitude to Aunt Bobbie Taylor for being there in time of need. McArthur was preceded in death by his father, McArthur Thomas, Sr., stepmother, Arrea Thomas; and son, Mac Leevell Lesure-Thomas. McArthur proudly served his country in the United States Army. He worked as a Baseball umpire. McArthur will be missed by all who knew him. A Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. until Funeral Service time at 12:00 P.M. Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois at 601 South 42nd Street in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Call Newell Funeral Home - Mount Vernon at 618-246-0100 or visit newellfuneralhome.com for further information. Obituary from Newell Funeral Home website.

    11/04/2019 04:22:34
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Brown, Jr. Patrick Anthony Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Patrick Anthony Brown, Jr. OCTOBER 30, 2019 ~ OCTOBER 30, 2019 Patrick Anthony Brown, Jr., of Mount Vernon, Illinois was born and passed away at 11:38 P.M. October 30, 2019 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Patrick is survived by his parents, Patrick Anthony Bolling, Sr. and Karyn Patrice Bolling; sisters, Kae'Lasiia Brown and twin, Kae'Arie Brown; and maternal grandparents, Mary A. Bolling and Paul Bolling, Sr. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lanora Brown and Elmo Shelby. Patrick is loved beyond measure by all of his family and friends and will never be forgotten. He will be missed dearly by all who knew of him. A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the the Brown Family, in the care of Karyn Bolling. Obituary from Newell Funeral Home website.

    11/01/2019 05:11:28
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Re: Estes, Dr. Eugene T. Obituary
    2. Sandy Bauer
    3. You can find Eugene's yearbook photo in the 1944 MTVH yearbook online. Sandy On Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 4:41 PM Jerry Williams <[email protected]> wrote: > Dr. Eugene T. Estes > > JANUARY 6, 1928 ~ OCTOBER 30, 2019 (AGE 91) > > > > Dr. Eugene T. Estes passed away at 10:07 A.M. on October 30, 2019. He was > born January 6, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Roy and Altha Todd > Estes. On June 1, 1949, he married Retta Halena Hayes in Mount Vernon, > Illinois. > > Dr. Estes graduated from Mount Vernon Township High School, received his AB > from Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky, and his Masters and Doctorate of > Philosophy (PhD) degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, > Illinois. He also served two years in the United States Navy (1946-1947). > He > taught seven years at Woodlawn High School (Illinois) and one year in > Hammond, Indiana in the city school system. He joined the science faculty > of > Mount Vernon Community (Junior) College, and in 1960, and retired from Rend > Lake College in 1991 with a total of 38 years of teaching. > > He was an active member of the United States Methodist church and pastored > churches in rural Ashley, Carmi, rural McLeansboro, and Bonnie, Illinois > > Dr. Estes is survived by his wife, Retta; two daughters, Kathie (Dale) > Colwell of Bluford, Mary (Dan) Farmer of Bonnie; six grandchildren, Shaina > (Jeremy) Jackson of Marion, Duke Farmer of Mount Vernon, Kwort (Chelsey) > Farmer of Woodlawn, Butch (Sarah) Farmer of Marion, Kendra (Steve) Kashycke > of Fairview Heights, and Quinn (Erica) Colwell of St. Louis; one sister, > Mona (Clem) Rybacki of Las Vegas. He is also survived by eleven > great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was > preceded in death by his parents, two sisters (Jennie Ruth Lewis and Eloise > Wall), and two brothers-in-law. > > Dr. Estes loved God, the church, his family and friends, traveling, wood > carving, puns, and photographing all of God's Creation. He visited all of > the 50 United States of America. He lived a life that defined kindness, > integrity, and loyalty. > > A Visitation will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. to > 1:00 > P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service > will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Bud Storey officiating. Interment > will > follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, > contributions may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery Association. > > > > Obituary from Hughey Funeral Home website. > > > _______________________________________________ > ==== ILJEFFER Mailing List ==== > [email protected] > > To contact the List Administrator: > Rick Berkheiser, [email protected] > > To visit the Jefferson County, IL website: > https://jefferson.illinoisgenweb.org/ > > To visit the Jefferson County, IL message board: > > http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.illinois.counties.jefferson/mb.ashx > _______________________________________________ > Email preferences: http://bit.ly/rootswebpref > Unsubscribe > https://lists.rootsweb.com/postorius/lists/[email protected] > Privacy Statement: https://ancstry.me/2JWBOdY Terms and Conditions: > https://ancstry.me/2HDBym9 > Rootsweb Blog: http://rootsweb.blog > RootsWeb is funded and supported by Ancestry.com and our loyal RootsWeb > community >

    10/30/2019 06:27:22
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Estes, Dr. Eugene T. Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Dr. Eugene T. Estes JANUARY 6, 1928 ~ OCTOBER 30, 2019 (AGE 91) Dr. Eugene T. Estes passed away at 10:07 A.M. on October 30, 2019. He was born January 6, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Roy and Altha Todd Estes. On June 1, 1949, he married Retta Halena Hayes in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Dr. Estes graduated from Mount Vernon Township High School, received his AB from Asbury College, Wilmore, Kentucky, and his Masters and Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degrees from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois. He also served two years in the United States Navy (1946-1947). He taught seven years at Woodlawn High School (Illinois) and one year in Hammond, Indiana in the city school system. He joined the science faculty of Mount Vernon Community (Junior) College, and in 1960, and retired from Rend Lake College in 1991 with a total of 38 years of teaching. He was an active member of the United States Methodist church and pastored churches in rural Ashley, Carmi, rural McLeansboro, and Bonnie, Illinois Dr. Estes is survived by his wife, Retta; two daughters, Kathie (Dale) Colwell of Bluford, Mary (Dan) Farmer of Bonnie; six grandchildren, Shaina (Jeremy) Jackson of Marion, Duke Farmer of Mount Vernon, Kwort (Chelsey) Farmer of Woodlawn, Butch (Sarah) Farmer of Marion, Kendra (Steve) Kashycke of Fairview Heights, and Quinn (Erica) Colwell of St. Louis; one sister, Mona (Clem) Rybacki of Las Vegas. He is also survived by eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters (Jennie Ruth Lewis and Eloise Wall), and two brothers-in-law. Dr. Estes loved God, the church, his family and friends, traveling, wood carving, puns, and photographing all of God's Creation. He visited all of the 50 United States of America. He lived a life that defined kindness, integrity, and loyalty. A Visitation will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will begin at 1:00 P.M. with Reverend Bud Storey officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hopewell Cemetery Association. Obituary from Hughey Funeral Home website.

    10/30/2019 05:41:20
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Bernicky, Charles William Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Charles William Bernicky JANUARY 12, 1937 ~ OCTOBER 28, 2019 (AGE 82) Charles William Bernicky, 82 Years, of Bonnie, Illinois passed away at 7:45 P.M. October 28, 2019 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born January 12, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Charles Francis Bernicky and Mildred (Williams) Bernicky. He married Charlotte A. (Fetchner) Bernicky on December 19, 1959 at Saint Kilian Church in Chicago, Illinois. They were blessed with 57 Years of marriage until she preceded him in death on February 5, 2017. Charles is survived by his two sons, Keith Bernicky and wife, Kelly of Normal, Illinois, and Bryan Bernicky and wife, Amy of Plainfield, Illinois; two grandchildren, Jonny Bernicky, and Brandon Bernicky; and special friends, Don and Paula Powers of Bonnie, Illinois. Charles proudly served his country in the United States Marines. He worked at General Motors until retiring from their Electro-Motive Division. Charles loved to go fishing, especially with his wife. He was also an avid baseball fan, particularly for the Chicago Cubs. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him. A Visitation will be held at 5:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. Friday, November 1, 2019 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. The Funeral Service will follow at 7:30 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Foundation. Obituary from Hughey Funeral Home website.

    10/29/2019 07:53:02
    1. ([ILJEFFER])Henry, Eddie Obituary
    2. Jerry Williams
    3. Eddie Henry AUGUST 9, 1953 ~ OCTOBER 25, 2019 (AGE 66) Eddie Henry, 66, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 1:46 P.M. October 25, 2019 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was born August 9, 1953 in Mount Vernon to the late Mack and Dorothy (Harrison) Henry. Eddie married Dawn (Orrick) Henry on June 21, 1986. They were blessed with 33 years of marriage. In addition to his beloved wife, Eddie is survived by his children, Jennifer Henry of Macomb, Illinois, and Jacob Henry and Jillian Henry, both of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Abel Sanders, Mackynzie Henry, Easton Henry, and Crew Sanders; brother, Rickey Henry of Crete, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Eddie was preceded in death by his sister, Patty Hickey; sister-in-law, Carla Henry; and grandson, Connor Henry. Eddie served in the National Guard for 10 years and was very active in civic affairs and served on many numerous committees and boards. He was with the Mount Vernon Fire Department for many years, where he retired as Fire Chief. After his retirement, he was a shuttle operator for several at Good Samaritan Hospital. Eddie's greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. A Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. at Hughey Funeral Home. A Fire Department Walk-Through will begin at 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be made in Eddie's honor to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Obituary from Hughey Funeral Home website.

    10/26/2019 04:46:07