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2019 05/24 – Raymond Lee Jones

Raymond Lee Jones, age 84 of Salem passed away on May 21, 2019, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  Raymond was a member of the National Shoot and Retrieve Field Trial, he was a charter member of the Salem Little League, he coached Little League Baseball, and he played men’s slow pitch softball. Funeral…read more »

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2019 05/24 – John Wesley ‘Wes’ Clemens

John Wesley “Wes” Clemens, age 67, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 11:53 P.M. May 18, 2019, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Wes graduated from the Police Training Institute in Springfield, Illinois then worked as a patrolman for the Mount Vernon City Police Department for 28 years before retiring…read more »

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2019 05/24 – Jeanne Lokerse

Jeanne Lokerse, age 95, of Marion, Illinois, passed away peacefully with her family surrounding her at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law Francey and Tim Wolfe, located south of Salem, Illinois. Jeanne attended school in Pella, Iowa and was a graduate of Pella High School Class…read more »

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2019 05/24 – Charles Dwight Pugh

Charles Dwight Pugh, 93, of Centralia, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.  Charles served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of the Cornerstone Methodist Church formerly Demaree Methodist Church in Centralia. Charles worked in construction for 40 years. Funeral Services for Charles Dwight…read more »

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2019 05/24 – Carole Zanton

When I have thought about heaven, I have always come back to that song, “I Can Only Imagine”. On Monday, May 20, 2019, I left this earth and walked through those beautiful gates. I no longer have to imagine. Some of you may think my journey was cut too short, but it was a journey…read more »

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2019 05/23 – Kelley Ann Mullen

Kelley Ann Mullen, 57, died peacefully Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at her residence. In her early years, she loved girl scouts, playing the guitar, playing clarinet in the Marching Wildcat Band, hitting the softball, and working at Reaban’s Drive-In. She was a member of St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church in Salem. At age 17,…read more »

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2019 05/22 – Phyllis E. Laughhunn

Phyllis (Huggins) Laughhunn, age 89, of Centralia, was at her home praying to her Lord for her family on the morning of Wednesday, May 15, 2019 and was embraced in His arms that evening. Over the years Phyllis worked outside the home at St Mary’s Hospital where she later volunteered as a Pink Lady and…read more »

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2019 05/22 – David White

David White, age 62 of Salem passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon.   David was a Veteran of the United States Army.  He worked for North American Lighting and as a construction worker.  He was of the Christian faith. Graveside services for David White will be…read more »

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