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2020 06/03 – Frances Overstreet

2020 06/03 – Frances Overstreet

Frances died May 1, 2020 of COVID-19 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She always said, “You never know what you will have to do to get out of this world.” For Frances, it took a Global Pandemic. She married Claude Lee Overstreet in 1942. The Overstreets traveled the world with the military. One of the highlights…Read more »

2020 06/03 – Wayne Clifford Barrell

2020 06/03 – Wayne Clifford Barrell

Wayne Clifford Barrell, 65 of Stanley, died on Monday, January 27, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side. Wayne was raised in IL and worked as a Coal Miner for many years. On August 19, 1981 he married Tammy Walters. The couple lived in Wisconsin and Wayne worked for the Walmart…Read more »

“Backdoor” Roth IRAs

“Backdoor” Roth IRAs If you make too much money to open a Roth IRA, you could create one this way.   Provided by MidAmerica Financial Resources   You can sum up the appeal of a Roth IRA in three words: federal tax benefit. Potential earnings in a Roth IRA grow tax free as long as…Read more »

2020 06/01 – Rosalind Ann “Rose” Krausz

2020 06/01 – Rosalind Ann “Rose” Krausz

Rosalind Ann “Rose” Krausz, age 93, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 3:20 A.M. on May 28, 2020, at Mount Vernon Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Mrs. Krausz was a long-time member of Saint Paul United Church of Christ in Nashville, Illinois. She enjoyed working on her Find-A-Word puzzles. She cherished the…Read more »

2020 05/30 – Catherine Louise Brubaker

2020 05/30 – Catherine Louise Brubaker

Catherine Louise Brubaker, 77, of Mapleton, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Monday at Lakeside Rehab and Healthcare in East Peoria. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Pekin, where she enjoyed helping with the nursing home ministry and teaching junior church. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed to mushroom hunt, fish and competing…Read more »

2020 06/05 – Jacob “Jake” Thomas Goodman

2020 06/05 – Jacob “Jake” Thomas Goodman

Jacob “Jake” Thomas Goodman, age 28 of Salem passed away unexpectedly on May 26, 2020 at his home in Salem. Jake finished school in Salem where he was known in multiple circles as having a giant heart. There were not many times where he would not introduce himself with a hug. He was able to…Read more »

2020 06/01 – Ralph H. Vogel

2020 06/01 – Ralph H. Vogel

Ralph H. “Bud” Vogel, 96, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at Centralia Manor. Ralph grew up on a farm near Keyesport. He graduated from Keyesport Sr. High School. He was drafted in the army in April 1945 and sent to Ft. Knox, KY for basic training. He was then sent to Ft.…Read more »

Believe It or DON’T

Believe It or DON’T

Believe It or DON’T On this day in 585 BC, a solar eclipse occured that had been predicted by philoshopher Thales. Believe It or DON’T On this day in 1957, National League owners vote unanimously to allow the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers to move to San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively. Believe It…Read more »

2020 05/29 – Roland Alan Reiss

2020 05/29 – Roland Alan Reiss

Roland Alan Reiss, age 70 of Centralia, passed away on May 27, 2020, at his Home. He was a member of the Salem Lutheran Church. He worked at the Kaskaskia Workshop. Graveside services for Roland Reiss will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020, at Paradise Cemetery in Salem with Pastor Doug Meyer officiating. In…Read more »

2020 05/29 – Dorothy “D.K.” Barnett

2020 05/29 – Dorothy “D.K.” Barnett

Dorothy “D.K.” Barnett, 84, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, died Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at her home with her family by her side. Dorothy went to Tamaroa High School and graduated in 1953. She walked two miles to school and still had perfect attendance all through her high school years. She worked as a server for…Read more »