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2019 09/12 – Betty Russell

Betty Jean Russell, 91, of Richview, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Herrin Hospital. Betty and Gene would travel to Florida during the winter months and she always enjoyed shuffleboard, bocce ball and Bingo. She was known for taking care of her husband Gene and her grandkids with unconditional love. Her greatest enjoyment was…read more »

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2019 09/11 – Truman A. Price

Truman Price, 98, of Centralia, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019, at Nature Trail Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.  Truman worked at Illinois Central Railroad for two years until he was drafted into the United States Army during World War II. He was placed in the 722’nd ROB (Railway Operation Battalion) that hauled troops and…read more »

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2019 09/11 – Mary E. Maxey

Mary E. Maxey, age 96, of Bluford, Illinois passed away at 8:10 P.M. September 7, 2019, at Mount Vernon Healthcare Center.   Mary worked as a store clerk at Osborn Grocery in Bluford, Illinois. She was a member of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church and served as secretary. Mary sang on the radio on WMIX and…read more »

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2019 09/11 – Juanita Maxine Butler

Juanita Maxine Butler, 99, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. Juanita was born in Glenridge and moved to Sandoval at the age of two. She attended both the grade school and high school in Sandoval. She graduated from Sandoval High School with the Class of…read more »

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2019 09/11 – Emma Jean Hines

Emma Jean Hines, age 67, of Centralia died September 3rd, 2019 at her home. Graveside services for Emma Jean Hines will be held at one Wednesday afternoon at the East Lawn Cemetery in Salem with Dr. Andy DeWitt presiding. There will be no visitation.  The Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem is in charge of arrangements. …read more »

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2019 09/10 – Norma Becker

Norma Becker, age 82 of Salem, passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.  Norma was a housewife and enjoyed time spent with her family. Graveside services for Norma Becker will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Hickory Hill Cemetery in Texico, with Chuck…read more »

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2019 09/09 – Virginia “Ginny” L. Betz

Virginia “Ginny” L. Betz, 81, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at Odin Healthcare Center. Ginny was a Teacher for Kaskaskia College for 3 years, Sandoval High School for 12 years, and she retired in 2002. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Centralia. She was also a member…read more »

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2019 09/09 – Gary Gaston

Gary Gaston, passed away on August 27th, 2019 at the age of 75. He was born October 14th, 1943 in Salem.  Gary served in the U.S. Army for two years and was a retired jeweler. He played football at SCHS in 1962 and 63. He loved life and lived it to the fullest. Celebration of Life…read more »

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