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2019 05/25 – Robert Edward Morris

Robert Edward Morris, age 66, passed away on May 8, 2019, in Texas. Robert was all about his family and his children and grandchildren came first.  He was a colorful individual with off the cuff humor that kept his friends and family entertained.  He raised his children with firm and loving hands but was a real…read more »

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2019 05/25 – Herma ‘Jeannie’ McGee

Herma Jean “Jeannie” McGee, 86, of Effingham and formerly of Louisville passed away at 12:30 am on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Willowbrook Memory Care Center in Effingham. Jeannie worked as a waitress for several years at C&E Café in Louisville. She later worked at Martin’s IGA and Pizza Man in Effingham. Jeannie was a…read more »

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2019 05/25 – Barbara Kohl Schlinkert

On Thursday April 25, 2019, the world lost an innovative, forward thinking woman named Barbara Kohl Schlinkert. Barbara received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois and enjoyed a brief career in secondary education. However, long before women’s rights were a common theme, Barbara realized that higher education was the ticket to…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 – 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 05/24 – Anthony Lee Melton

Anthony Lee Melton, 52, of Kell, Illinois passed away at 5:50 P.M. May 18, 2019, at his residence.  Anthony worked as a LTL driver for Dayton Freight for several years and regarded his work family as a second family. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him. A Visitation will be…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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