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2021 01/24 – Vivian Ann Hutchins

2021 01/24 – Vivian Ann Hutchins

Vivian Ann Hutchins, 84, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Centralia surrounded by her family. Vivian worked at Shakeproof and Owens companies in Elgin Illinois and was a Tupperware dealer with her group the Bellringers until moving to Southern Illinois in the mid 70’s. At that time she…Read more »

2021 01/27 – Bertha Louise “Shorty” Ganswind

2021 01/27 – Bertha Louise “Shorty” Ganswind

Bertha Louise “Shorty” Ganswind, 99, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Fireside Nursing Home in Centralia. Shorty was a loving mother and great cook and loved all of her family dearly. She had a hug for everyone. She loved to bowl and bowled 27 years at Bank’s Bowling Alley. She was an…Read more »

2021 01/26 – Betty L. Klosterman

2021 01/26 – Betty L. Klosterman

Betty L. Klosterman, 89, of Centralia, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at Centralia Manor. Betty worked for Illinois Bell and AT&T for over 30 years. She loved to play Golf and Friday night dances with her husband at the V.F.W Post 2055. Betty was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary, Telephone Pioneers, Lady Elks…Read more »

2021 01/27 – D. Scott Luallen

2021 01/27 – D. Scott Luallen

D. Scott Luallen, age 70 of Salem, passed away on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at his home in Salem. Scott was an Elder at Evergreen Christian Church for many years. He retired from World Color Press in Salem. In his younger years he worked as an EMT. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday January…Read more »

2021 01/28 – Laurentina (Tina) Suarez

2021 01/28 – Laurentina (Tina) Suarez

Laurentina (Tina) Suarez, 62, of Sandoval passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Helia Healthcare in Salem. She was born January 28, 1958. Tina was a genuine lady that had an abundance of love for her family, her friends, and her community. She was an active member of both Mount Vernon BWC and Centralia BPW.…Read more »

2021 01/26 – Norma Jean Beal

2021 01/26 – Norma Jean Beal

Norma Jean Beal, 88, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 2:10 pm January 21, 2021 at her home. Norma Jean was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church. She is dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her. A Graveside Service will be…Read more »

2021 01/24 – Robert Jackson Keplinger

2021 01/24 – Robert Jackson Keplinger

Robert Jackson Keplinger, age 78 of Griffin, GA formerly of Salem, passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Coliseum Medical Center in Macon, GA. Robert served in the United States Navy as an Aviation Machinist Mate earning to the rank of Senior Chief. In 1987 he retired from the Navy after 27 years…Read more »

5 Highlights of the New Stimulus Package

5 Highlights of the New Stimulus Package What the latest round of funding may mean for you. Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   After a bit of political posturing in December, the $900 billion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (2021 CAA) was signed into law by President Trump as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact…Read more »

2021 01/23 – Vivian Hutchins

2021 01/23 – Vivian Hutchins

Vivian Hutchins, 84, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at her daughter’s home surrounded by her family. Funeral arrangements are pending at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia where friends can call and inquire more information.Read more »

2021 01/23 – Bertha L. “Shorty” Ganswind

2021 01/23 – Bertha L. “Shorty” Ganswind

Bertha L. “Shorty” Ganswind, 99, of Centralia, passed away, Thursday January 21, 2021 at Fireside Nursing Home in Centralia. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, where friends may call (618) 532-3523 for additional information. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com or the Funeral Home’s Facebook…Read more »