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2020 01/25 – Mary Ellen Jones

Mary Ellen Jones, 78, of Salem, danced back into her husband’s arms at 1:04 AM on January 16th, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Mary Ellen was born to Hershel and Alma Mae (Witbracht) Gordon in the small town of Eden, Illinois. She attended Eden, one-room, Grade School and graduated 8th grade with…read more »

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2020 01/25 – Lisa Murphy

Lisa “Smurf” Murphy, age 45, of Dubois, formerly of Centralia, passed away Friday, January 17, 2020, at SLU Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Lisa was an avid Cardinals fan. She was someone who had a contagious laugh that everyone she was around enjoyed. She loved her pet Chihuahua Chloe. Most of all, Lisa enjoyed the…read more »

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2020 01/24 – Iva Viola Marke

Iva Viola Marke, 83 of Odin, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020, in her home surrounded by her family. Iva was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sandoval. She also enjoyed collecting dolls and cookbooks. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her large family. The family was very important to Iva and…read more »

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2020 01/24 – Faye R. Nix

Faye Nix passed peacefully on January 13, 2020, in Centralia, Illinois. Faye was surrounded by her loving family. Faye served the community as a paramedic for 14 years. She was also a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren, and extended family. One of Faye’s favorite past times was…read more »

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2020 01/23 – Dorothy Wooters

Dorothy Wooters, age 79, of Odin, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, where friends may inquire for additional information.read more »

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2020 01/22 – Nancy Wacker

Nancy Wacker, successful mother, musician, and vocal artist of Hoyleton, IL entered into rest Saturday 1/18/2020. Nancy was a loving wife and mother and also known as “NASCAR Nancy” for her love of NASCAR Racing. She dedicated her life to taking care of her vast family and proving that balance could be achieved between family…read more »

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2020 01/22 – Jim Birdsong

James Allen “Jim” Birdsong, 65, of Mt. Vernon, passed away at 2:40 a.m. on January 18, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Mr. Birdsong was a Service Analyst for the Illinois Department of Employment Security and was a veteran of the U.S. Air force. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, and was…read more »

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2020 01/22 – Harold Walker Jones

Harold Walker Jones, age 93 of Salem formerly of Kinmundy, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020, at Lavender Ridge Memory Care in Effingham, Illinois. Harold graduated from Kinmundy High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Greenville University.  He then attended the University of Illinois and graduated with a Masters and Specialist Degree.  He…read more »

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