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2020 02/15 – Neil H. Chance

Neil H. Chance, Retired Elementary Principal, died at the age of 80. Born November 16, 1939, in Salem Illinois, Neil graduated from Salem High School in 1957, attended Asbury University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Illinois University and returned to earn his Masters of Zoology.  He then continued his education…read more »

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2020 02/15 – Maurice O. Black

Maurice O. Black, age 89 of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Centralia Manor. Maurice attended the First Christian Church in Salem. He served in the United States Army. He was a laborer for Jiffy Manufacturing which later became Sealed Air, retiring after 44 years of employment; he also worked as a…read more »

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2020 02/15 – Loyd Anderson

Loyd Anderson, 80, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at his home. Loyd worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia for 15 plus years until he retired. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and he was an avid Chicago Cubs Fan. Loyd cherished the time he spent with his family and friends. Per Loyd’s wishes,…read more »

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2020 02/15 – Howard Bringwald

Howard Maurice Bringwald, 92 of Salem passed away on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Howard served in the United States Army for two enlistments, first in Germany starting in 1945 and going until 1948 and then in Panama from 1950-1953, serving during both World War II and the Korean…read more »

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2020 02/15 – Harold Eugene Talbert, Jr.

“Death is a natural part of life, rejoice for those around you who transform into the force. Mourn them do not. Miss them do not…”-Yoda Harold Eugene Talbert, Jr., 46 years of age, from Woodstock, Georgia, transformed into the force on February 1, 2020 at this home. “Gene,” as he was known by so many,…read more »

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2020 02/15 – Deabra Jean Ioerger

Deabra Jean Ioerger, 62, of Centralia, passed away February 11, 2020, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Deabra was known for playing for having the best hand at the card table and always finding the last word in the crossword puzzles. When spring would move in, Deabra would enjoy watching the birds,…read more »

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2020 02/15 – Barbara K. Holstlaw

Barbara K. Holstlaw, 73, of Sandoval, passed away February 13, 2020, surrounded by her family. As an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan, Barbara enjoyed traveling to St. Louis to cheer on her Cardinals or in the comfort of her recliner, she was their biggest fan from home! She loved being outside doing yard work, tending…read more »

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2020 02/14 – Joseph “Joe” Whipple

Joseph “Joe” Whipple, 63, of Mt. Vernon passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at his home. Joe was a motivated, self-employed sanitation worker. He was one of the St. Louis Cardinals biggest and most loyal fans. Joe never missed a game and the chance to cheer for his favorite Cardinal players. He was skilled at…read more »

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