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2018 07/18 – Robert “Bob” Overturf

2018 07/18 – Robert “Bob” Overturf

Robert “Bob” Overturf, 86, of Centralia, passed away on Saturday, July 15, 2018 at Fireside Nursing Home in Centralia with his daughters by his side. Mr. Overturf proudly enlisted at the young age of 14 and served his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army. He continued to be a member of…Read more »

2018 07/18 – Mary Louise (Jones) Woolbright

2018 07/18 – Mary Louise (Jones) Woolbright

Prior to the move of her and her husband, C.P. (Peanuts) Woolbright to Springfield, they were active members of the Central City Baptist Church. Through the years, she served as a volunteer for numerous organizations including the local chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Before attending Central City Baptist Church, she and her family were…Read more »

2018 07/21 – Donna Rae Bush

2018 07/21 – Donna Rae Bush

Donna Rae Bush, age 79, formerly a long-time resident of Belleville, IL, passed away peacefully on May 20, 2018, at Grace Presbyterian Village in Dallas, TX, surrounded by her family. Donna worked for Southwestern Illinois Visiting Nurse Association as a home-health registered nurse for over 30 years. In her spare time, Donna was an avid…Read more »

2018 07/17 – Hazel Austin

2018 07/17 – Hazel Austin

Hazel Austin, 89, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 10:53 A.M. July 13, 2018, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. Hazel worked for many years as a CNA at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was of the Baptist faith. Hazel’s greatest joy was spending time with her family. She was dearly loved…Read more »

2018 07/17 – Madalyn June Woker

2018 07/17 – Madalyn June Woker

Madalyn June Woker, 88 of Rockford, Illinois formerly of Nashville, Illinois and Centralia, Illinois passed away July 10, 2018, in Madison, Wisconsin surrounded by her loving family. June was a nurse’s aide in her earlier years. She worked at Fireside Nursing Home and St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia IL. She also worked at River Bluff…Read more »

It’s Friday the 13th . . .How to Have Good Luck Instead

It’s Friday the 13th . . .How to Have Good Luck Instead

It’s Friday the 13th.  So if you’re feeling a little unlucky, here are five ways to be lucky in life instead . . . 1.  Be flexible.  Don’t be discouraged if you haven’t landed your dream job or gotten married by a certain age.  If you’re flexible, open to new opportunities, and willing to step…Read more »

Including Digital Assets in Your Estate Plan

Including Digital Assets in Your Estate Plan What should you know? What should your executor know?   Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   When people think about estate planning, they may think in terms of personal property, real estate, and investments. Digital assets might seem like a lesser concern, perhaps no concern at all. But…Read more »

2018 07/16 – Martha Jane Warren

2018 07/16 – Martha Jane Warren

Martha Jane Warren, 88, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away July 7, 2018, at White Oak Rehab Center in Mount Vernon. Unlike many women of the era, Martha continued to work at Illinois Bell for decades after marriage and the births of her children, yet she cooked supper for her family every evening. Martha was…Read more »

2018 07/14 – Robert Joe Szostak

2018 07/14 – Robert Joe Szostak

Robert Joe Szostak, 63, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away on July 11, 2018, at his residence in Mount Vernon. Per Robert’s request, there will be no public services held. Memorials may be made in Joe’s honor to the Szostak Family, in care of Madonna Szostak. Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com…Read more »

Believe It or DON’T – 7/12/2018

Believe It or DON’T – 7/12/2018

Believe It or DON’T On this day in 1933, the first three wheeled, multi-directional Dymaxion car, designed by Buckminster Fuller was manufactured in Connecticut. Believe It or DON’T On this day in 1957, Dwight D Eisenhower became the first president to ride in a helicopter. Believe It or DON’T On this day in 1979, Disco…Read more »