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2020 01/10 – Edith Diane Alli

2020 01/10 – Edith Diane Alli

In Loving Memory Edith Diane Alli, 65, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 2:39 am January 7, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Mrs. Alli was a dietitian, manufacture as a machine operator, and custodian at Graphic Packaging in Centralia, Illinois. Diane was a member of First General Baptist Church…Read more »

2020 01/11 – Barbara Ann Steele

2020 01/11 – Barbara Ann Steele

Barbara Ann Steele, 90, of Odin passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia with her family by her side. Barbara brought a smile to many happy customers while working as a sales clerk at Sears in Centralia. She was very active in her children and grandchildren’s lives.…Read more »

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen

Wise World of Wellen There were proposals in the 1600s to use an upside-down or crooked exclamation point as a way to show the sentence was ironic or sarcastic. Vanna White has worn a different dress on every single episode of “Wheel of Fortune” . . . more than 6,500 total. But she doesn’t get…Read more »

2020 01/11 – Geraldine “Jerri” Newport

2020 01/11 – Geraldine “Jerri” Newport

Geraldine “Jerri” Newport went to be with the Lord at 2:40 p.m. on Monday, January 6th at Brook Knoll Village in Avon, Indiana with family members near her side. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church and loved to worship and be with friends. Her favorite times were being with family, camping, laughing and…Read more »

Creating a Retirement Strategy

Creating a Retirement Strategy Most people just invest for the future. You have a chance to do more. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   Across the country, people are saving for that “someday” called retirement. Someday, their careers will end. Someday, they may live off their savings or investments, plus Social Security.  They know this,…Read more »

2020 01/11 – Robert D. Raver

2020 01/11 – Robert D. Raver

Robert D. Raver, age 91 of Salem passed away on Monday January 6, 2020 at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Robert began his educational career as a Salem Elementary School Teacher and Principal at Oak Park Grade School. His early career was interrupted by his National Guard service when he was sent to…Read more »

2020 01/08 – Terry Davenport

2020 01/08 – Terry Davenport

Terry Davenport, 62, of Centralia, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Terry enjoyed being outdoors. He also enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting. Terry cherished the time he spent with his family and friends. Per Terry’s wishes, cremation rites will be accorded, and a Private Family Service…Read more »

2020 01/10 – Helen “Kay Queen” Thouvenin

2020 01/10 – Helen “Kay Queen” Thouvenin

Helen “Kay Queen” Thouvenin, 70, of Sandoval passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at her home in Sandoval. Kay was raised by her loving mother, Dorothy in Central City, where she was taught the importance of taking good care of your family. She was of the Baptist faith. She attended Central City Grade School and…Read more »

2020 01/08 – Peggy Lou Crider

2020 01/08 – Peggy Lou Crider

Peggy Lou Crider, 83, of Benton, Illinois, formerly of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away on January 4, 2020 at Heritage Woods in Benton. Peggy worked as a waitress for many years at Opal’s Smorgasbord in Mount Vernon. She was of the Apostolic faith. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren…Read more »

2020 01/08 – Sue (Davenport) Davis

2020 01/08 – Sue (Davenport) Davis

Blanchette Sue (Davenport) Davis, of Salem, Illinois, formerly of Pocahontas, Illinois departed this life on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at Hitz Memorial Home, Alhambra. She had attained the age of 80 years, 5 months and 12 days. Sue was a devoted mother, wife, and grandmother. She retired from the medical field as a Licensed Practical…Read more »