Wilda A. Bostick, 60

Wilda A. Bostick, 60, of Petersburg, Indiana, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018, at University Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She was born August 31, 1957, in Mount Carmel, Illinois, the daughter of Barbara Ann (Banks) and Waldo Harold Wright.  She married Roy Bostick.  He passed away June 4, 2015.

Wilda was a very giving and loving person.  She worked as a Nurse Aide in nursing homes.  Her grandchildren were special to her and she loved every minute she could spend with them.

Left to cherish her memory are her father, Waldo Harold Wright of Bonita Springs, Florida; son, Waldo Leroy Williams of Vincennes, Indiana; stepdaughter, Robyn Goings of Petersburg, Indiana; grandchildren Drake Lung, Andrew Williams, Brooklyn Williams, Gavin Lung, Mekenna Goings, Haden Goings; brothers, Michael Wright of Owensville, Indiana and Timothy Wright of Princeton, Indiana; and sister Sheri David of Bonita Springs, Florida.

Wilda was preceded in death by her husband and her mother.

The funeral service for Wilda Bostick will be Sunday, May 27, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Gospel Kingdom Church, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service.  Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery in Petersburg, Indiana.

Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Wilda’s family.

Chad Aaron Rotramel, 46

Chad Aaron Rotramel, 46, of rural West Salem, IL, passed from this life to the next on Monday, May 14, 2018 at his home.

He was born March 18, 1972 in Mt. Carmel, IL to Marilyn (Brooks) and Armine L. Rotramel, Jr. He married Bethany Fishel on May 27, 1995 in West Salem, and she survives.

Chad loved to farm, and had a passion for football. He played, coached, and refereed the sport. He was a good dad and husband, and loved watching his children in whatever sport they were involved in. He was a quiet man with a big presence.

He is survived by his wife Bethany, daughters Hannah and Audrey, and son Andrew, all of rural West Salem; his father, Armine of Browns, IL; and his brother, Chris (Debbie) of Charleston, IL. He was preceded in death by his mother Marilyn.

Visitation will be held Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Moravian Church Sanctuary in West Salem. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, May 21 at 10 a.m. at the Moravian Church.

Memorials may be made to the Edwards County High School Athletic Department or the Moravian Cemetery Operating Fund.

Ingram Funeral Home of West Salem is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.

Online condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at www.ingramfh.net.

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Clayton Clifford Collar, 83, of Bellmont

Clayton Clifford Collar, 83, of Bellmont, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab.  He was born on October 10, 1934 in Vermillion, South Dakota the son of Kenneth and Nellie (South) Collar.  Clayton married Dorothy "Dottie" Berry on April 22, 1961 and together they enjoyed fifty-seven years of marriage centered on their family.

Clayton will be remembered as a loving husband and father.  He faithfully served his country in the United States Army.  Harness racing was Clayton's life where he spent a lot of time training and racing horses.  His first race was at the young age of fourteen and his last race he was at the age of sixty-five.  Clayton harness raced at all the local county fairs and also travelled to Chicago and New York.  He was a trained blacksmith and shoed his own horses.  In his younger years, Clayton had a talent of auctioneering and enjoyed meeting new people at the different events he auctioneered at.  Clayton was a member of the VFW #8222 in Albion, Illinois.  Clayton will be missed by his family and friends.

Clayton will be remembered by his wife, Dottie Collar of Bellmont; daughters, Dana (Eugene) Hornback of Bellmont, Daneen Collar of Mount Carmel and a niece whom Clayton and Dottie thought of as a daughter, Janel (David) Wherry of Vermillion, South Dakota; along with many nieces and nephews.

Clayton was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Clifford Clayton Collar; Brothers, Virgil Collar, Keith Collar; sisters, Faye Walls, Bonnie Tiezen; nephews, Ronald Bice and Thomas Bice.

In keeping with Clayton's wishes, he will be cremated.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with burial to follow at Bethel Cemetery in Bellmont, Illinois.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Clayton’s tribute wall, leave condolences and purchase flowers for the Collar family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

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Willard L. Lewis, 70

Willard L. Lewis, 70, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at his residence surrounded by the love of his family.  He was born on March 4, 1948 in Shawneetown, IL the son of Willard and Helen (Holloway) Lewis.  He was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School class of 1966.  Willard married Sandra Hortin on September 28, 1968 and they enjoyed forty-nine years of marriage.

Willard loved his family and was especially proud of his two sons and his grandchildren held a special place in his heart.  His favorite time was spent on the river with his dog Sam.  He also enjoyed being outdoors, hunting and fishing.  Willard worked in the oilfield as a rig operator for over twenty years at Harrison Well Services. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Willard will be remembered by his loving wife Sandra Lewis of Mount Carmel, IL; two sons, Willard (Randi) Lewis, Jr. of Mount Carmel and Jason (Jennifer) Lewis of Johnston City, IL; grandchildren, Bobbie Sue (Steven “Joey”) Luecke, Madison Lewis, McKinlee Lewis and baby Kolton Lewis on the way; Great grandchildren, Elliana Luecke,  brothers, Gary (Rose) Lewis of Mount Carmel and Larry Lewis of Princeton, IN; sisters, Sherry (Robert) Schmidt of Owensville, IN and Patricia Ewing of Grayville, IL; several nieces and nephews; along with several good friends.

Willard was preceded in death by his parents.

In keeping with Willard’s wishes he will be cremated and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Willard’s tribute wall and leave condolences for the Lewis family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

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Funeral Report: David “Rick” McClane

Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 14, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home to honor the life of David “Rick” McClane. Pastor Gary Underwood conducted the service that included welcoming message, prayer, scripture passages. Musical selection during the service included “Jealous of the Angels”, and “I Will See You in My Dreams”. Pastor Gary also shared the obituary and offered words of comfort. Burial took place at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mount Carmel, IL with Full Military Honors. Pallbearers were Eddy Johnson, Michael Wilson, Chad Trauger, Ty Trauger, Jarod Hadley and Jon McGill. Honorary Pallbearers were Lonnie Meadows, Tracey McGill, Tom Garrett, Ron Finch, Steve Lowe and Pat Weir. Keepes Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Rick McClane.

Melanie Sue Banks, 45

Melanie Sue Banks, 45, of Effingham, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 of unexpected surgical complications in Springfield, Illinois, surrounded by her family.

Melanie was born on November 11, 1972, in Ocala, Florida, the daughter of Steve and Katie (Dee) Banks.

She had an Associate’s Degree in Arts and worked at Three-Z-Printing. Melanie enjoyed her work and the many friendships she had with coworkers. She lived an adventurous life. Melanie loved her family and made sure they knew her love for them.

Left to cherish Melanie’s memory are her children, Ethan Kent Adams, Tabbitha Mackenzie Adams and Samantha Rain Adams; her parents, Kathryn (Dee) and Steven Banks; sisters, Page (Banks) Kuhlman and Shelly (Banks) Euell; and long term significant other, Chris Nugent.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Mary Ann (Fanning) and J. Roy Dee, Jr., and, her paternal grandparents, Ruth Maxine (Clark) and Raymond Banks.

A Private Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Sewall’s Point in Stuart, Florida.

Memorials in Melanie’s memory can be made to St. Mary’s School, 417 Chestnut, Mt. Carmel or sent to Short-Cunningham Funeral Homes, Box 397, Mt. Carmel, IL 62863.

Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Melanie’s family.

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David “Rick” McClane, 66

David “Rick” McClane, 66, of Mount Carmel, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 25, 1952 in Wabash County, Illinois the son of Norman and Virginia (McClellan) McClane. He married Debra Banks on October 20, 1971 and together they have celebrated forty-six and a half years of marriage.

Rick faithfully served his county in the United States Air Force. He was employed by Snap On Tools Corporation for thirty four years working in electrical machine repairs. Rick was a member of the Mount Carmel High School graduating class of 1971 and a member of First General Baptist Church. He enjoyed watching football and was a huge Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Rick was a wonderful family man. He greatly enjoyed trips and picnics with his family. They often spent the day exploring Garden of the Gods in southern Illinois. Rick also enjoyed fishing as a family activity. He had a great sense of humor and his family and friends will always treasure those memories. Rick was very handy with home repairs and remodeling and greatly enjoyed those projects. He was very kind and always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. He will be dearly missed.

Rick will be remembered by his loving wife, Debbie; daughters, Christy (Michael) Wilson, Tiffany Trauger; grandchildren, Micah (Malarie Hargrave), Hannah & Piper Wilson, Ty, Tommy, Trey & Teddy Trauger and their father Chad Trauger; brother, Rodney McClane; sisters, Kay (Jerry) Smith, Ruth (Joe) Smith; mother-in-law, Wilma (Albert) Banks and several nieces and nephews and many lifelong friends.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 13, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Underwood officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for a Visitation from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, May 13, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Rick’s memory to First General Baptist Church Building Fund. Envelopes with be available at the Funeral Home or may be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry St., Mt. Carmel, IL 62863.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Rick’s tribute wall, leave condolences and purchase flowers for the McClane family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

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Dorothy Renee “Dottie” Lane, 49

Dorothy Renee “Dottie” Lane, 49, of Hazelton, Indiana passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at her residence. She was born July 30, 1968 in Mount Carmel, Illinois the daughter of Jack Boyd and Patricia (Seals) Boyd.

Dottie loved the outdoors. She enjoyed camping, fishing and walks in the woods to hunt for mushrooms. She liked listening to country music. During her younger years she lived in Allendale, Illinois and attended school there. Dottie was a homemaker and loved her family deeply. Her grandchildren brought great joy to her heart. She will be deeply missed.

Dottie will be remembered by her daughters, Tara Osmon (Victor) Provines of Sumner, Illinois, Jackie Campbell of Princeton, Indiana; six grandchildren, Halli & Hanna Fair, Trenton & Maddi Campbell, Arabella & Tristian Lewis; sisters, Tricia Boyd, Kimberly Lafferty; brother, Brian Boyd; several nieces and nephews and special friend Kerby Anderson.

Dottie was preceded in death by her parents; son, Dustin Osmon; brothers, Ronald “Bub” Boyd and Kevin Boyd.

Family and friends may gather for a Memorial Visitation from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Monday, May 7, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Dottie’s memory directly to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry St., Mt. Carmel, IL 62863 to help the family offset expenses. Envelopes will be available at the Visitation.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Dorothy’s tribute wall and leave condolences for the Lane family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

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Kevin B. Morris, 64

Kevin B. Morris, 64, of Carmi, IL passed away on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab surrounded by the love of his family. He was born January 11, 1954 in Iowa City, Iowa the son of Everett Morris and Louise (Bowman) Morris.

Kevin was employed as a dietary aid at Carmi Manor Nursing Home in Carmi, Illinois. He loved keeping up with many types of sports. Kevin was a huge Saint Louis Cardinals baseball follower and also enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeyes football team. He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He will be dearly missed.

Kevin will be remembered by his two sons, Aaron (Chasity) Morris of Allendale, IL and Ryne Morris of Mount Carmel, IL; two grandchildren, Jaxon and Bennett Morris; two brothers, Terry Morris of Stone Mountain, GA and Scott Morris of Batesville, IN.

Kevin was preceded in death by his parents.

In Keeping with Kevin’s wishes, Cremation Rites will be accorded with a private family graveside service be held at a later date.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Kevin’s tribute wall, leave condolences and purchase flowers for the Morris family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

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Funeral Report-Reta Faye (Stewart) Hill

Funeral Services were held at 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home to honor the life of Reta Faye (Stewart) Hill. Pastor Gary Underwood officiated the service assisted by Randy Snelling. At Reta’s request, the service was opened by Randy leading the congregation in reciting “The Lord’s Prayer”. Pastor Gary shared scripture readings, prayer, reading of the obituary, a funeral message and closing prayer. Singers during the service were Debra McClellan, Michelle Brooks and Vicki Hillyard accompanied by the keyboardist Myra Webb and Clyde Rosignol with his guitar. Music selections for the service included “In the Garden”, “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Amazing Grace”. Burial was held at Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield, IL where Reta was laid to rest next to her husband. Pallbearers were J.C. Linson, Nathan Linson, Jacob Hill, Chris Hill, Eric Hill and David Hill. Keepes Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Reta Faye Hill.

Funeral Report-Terry Eads

Funeral Services were held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home to honor the life of Terry Eads.  Pastor Mark Richison conducted the service that included opening prayer, scripture passages, reading of the obituary and message.  Songs during the service included, “Broken Halos” by Chris Stapleton, “My Old Man” by Zac Brown Band, “He Didn’t Have to Be” by Brad Paisley and “Go Rest High on That Mountain” by Vince Gill.  Burial took place at Orio Cemetery in Wabash County, Illinois.  At the Graveside Service, Terry’s grandchildren shared special memories and Travis Eads, Terry’s son read a poem that he had written for his father.  Pallbearers were Lucus Keele, Christopher Thacker, Quinton Eads, Elijah Sutton, Mark Hering, Dallas Toothman and Eric DiBicearo.  Keepes Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Terry Eads. 

Martha J. Brown, 83,

 

Martha J. Brown, 83, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018, at The Waters of Princeton.

She was born October 12, 1934, in Wabash County, Illinois, the youngest child of Frank and Loretta Grace (Ross) Hedge. 

Martha was a member of Heartland Worship Center.  During her life, she worked as a waitress for many restaurants in Las Vegas and owned her own restaurant in Memphis, Tennessee at Charles Baker Airport.  Martha enjoyed talking about Elvis Presley.   She also loved to tell stories and jokes that made her friends and family laugh.  Martha also loved writing poetry.

Left to cherish Martha’s memory is her children, Telisa Brown and Kathy Foote of Mt. Carmel and Todd Brown of Grayville; siblings Ida Hedge and Joy Knight; nine grandchildren; and, seventeen great-grandchildren. 

Martha was preceded in death by her sons Gil Clark, Kevin Clark and Donnie Brown; siblings; parents; and, ex-husband Don Brown.

Per her wishes Martha is being cremated.  There will be a graveside memorial service for Martha, K-Don and Donnie Brown, Friday, May 18, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. at Highland Memorial Cemetery, Section C, 1827 College Drive, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Martha’s family.

 

 

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Jessie P. Williams, 86

Jessie P. Williams, 86, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, April 29, 2018, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehabilitation in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She was born October 23, 1931, in Grayville, the daughter of Gilbert and Hope (Goldman) Aborn. She was a homemaker and was married to Richard F. “Fudd” Williams on October 23, 1951, and he preceded her in death on April 21, 2015.

Jessie was a member of the First Christian Church in Grayville. She enjoyed playing cards, arts and crafts, quilting, embroidering, working in her yard and gardening. Her biggest joy was her family.

Survivors include sons Richard (Peggy) Williams of Robinson, Illinois, Jay (Cherry) Williams of Albion, Illinois; sisters Toni Andry of Paoli, Indiana, Amanta Williams of Jasper, Indiana, Roberta Mayes of Albion; grandchildren Stacie Williams, Lori Goble, Sarah Arnone, Ashlie Gaddis, Jason Williams, Elysia Williams; great grandchildren Kelcie Yager, Amanda May Yager, Dave Goble, Jeffrey Goble, Jackson Goble, Mason Arnone, Peighton Arnone, Morgan Gaddis, Jacob Collard Williams, Kairi Williams.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers Harlan and George Aborn; and sister Barbara “Toots” Campbell.

In keeping with her wishes, Jessie’s remains were cremated. Visitation and memorial service are Thursday, May 3, 2018, at First Christian Church in Grayville. Visitation is at 1 pm and service is at 3 pm.

Memorials may be made to Grayville First Christian Church and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Arrangements are by Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville.

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FUNERAL REPORT- ROBERT J. CHAPMAN

The funeral service for Robert J. Chapman was held Friday, April 27, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ with Pastors Jim and Jackie Summers officiating with scripture readings, eulogy and prayer. Doris Beckerman shared the obituary and life stories.  Gary Hargett provided the pre-service and postlude music. He accompanied Jackie Summers singing “How Great Thou Art” and “To God Be the Glory”. Burial followed the service at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pastors Summers led the service. Jackie Summers sang “Amazing Grace”. Pallbearers were Michael Chapman, Larry Conrady, Randy Snelling, Rian Waterbury, Larry Boewe and Marc Calverly.  Short-Cunningham Funeral Homes and Highland Memorial Cemetery were honored to serve the Chapman family.

Reta Faye (Stewart) Hill, 92

Reta Faye (Stewart) Hill, 92 of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away Friday, April 27, 2018 at home surrounded by the love of her family.  She was born December 4, 1925 in White County, Illinois the daughter of John and Mary (Reed) Stewart.  Reta married James Robert Hill of Fairfield, Illinois on November 27, 1944.  James preceded her in death on November 16, 1994. 

Reta worked at Hadley’s Café during the 1960’s and then at Mount Carmel Apparel Company.  One of Reta’s hobbies was quilting and she was a member of the Homespun Quilting Club.  She also enjoyed traveling and gardening.  Reta was a member of the First General Baptist Church.  She was loved by all who knew her.  She will be dearly missed.

Reta will be remembered by her two sons, Mike Hill and John Hill of Mount Carmel; one daughter, Mary (Jeff) Linson of Mount Carmel; ten grandchildren, Amy (Kieth) Poehlein, David Hill, Eric (Katie) Hill, Tammy (Earl) Lofland, Carolyn Story, Chris Hill, Elizabeth Fortner, Jacob Hill, J.C. (Melanie) Linson, Nathan (Lisa Dillard) Linson; twenty-four great-grandchildren; five sisters, Ruth Merrett, her twin sister Reba Tibbs, Kay Hillegeist, Lou Gooch, Lea Doty; one brother, Bob Stewart; sisters-in-law, Elvira Stewart, Mary Stewart; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, Reta was preceded in death by her parents; son, James Russel Hill; two brothers John and Thomas Stewart, and one sister Augusta Stewart.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Underwood and Randy Snelling officiating.   Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield where Reta will be laid to rest next to her husband.

Family and friends may gather for a visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, Reta has requested memorial contributions may be made in her memory to First General Baptist Building Fund.  Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home or may be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 N Cherry St., Mt. Carmel, IL  62863.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Reta’s tribute wall, leave condolences and purchase flowers for the Hill family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

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Terry Eads, 60

Terry Eads, 60, of Princeton, Indiana passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 at home.

He was born on July 17, 1957 in Aberdeen Mississippi, the son of Bobby Eads and Doris (Wright) Eads.

Terry was employed by Toyota Logistics in Gibson County Indiana.  In his spare time, he enjoyed getting together with his family and friends for cookouts and cornhole.  Terry was always the life of the party.   He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing softball.  Terry had a creative side that was evident in his woodworking skills and artistic drawings.  He was an avid sports fan following Kentucky Wildcats basketball along with Alabama and New Orleans Saints football teams.  Terry loved his family and his grandchildren held a special place in his heart.  He wasn’t one to complain, Terry always put his family first. He will be missed by all who knew him.     

Terry will be remembered by his father, Bobby (Becky) Eads; children; Travis (Michelle) Eads, Shawn (Jenna) Thacker, Shanon Keele, Tiffany (Daren) Sutton, Teri Eads, Tara (Josh) Wagner; grandchildren, Quintin, Brodie, Tucker, Brailee, Adlee & Brogan Eads, Elijah, Chloe & Axle Sutton,  Morgan & Caylee Eads, Corrie Schuff, Sadie & Trenton Wagner, Allyson & Austin Woodall, Lucus Keele, Christopher, Kimber & Caden Thacker; sisters, Sandy (Doug) Kepley and Teresa Deisher and several nieces and nephews.

Terry was preceded in death by his mother; daughter, Lori Eads and sister, Sheryl Eads.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Richison officiating.  Burial will follow at Orio Cemetery.

Family and friends may gather for a visitation from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 30, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home. 

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Terry’s tribute wall, leave condolences and purchase flowers for the Eads family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

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Funeral Report-James “Jim” Lewis

Funeral Services were held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 23, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home to honor the life of James “Jim” Lewis.  Pastor Gary Underwood conducted the service, beginning with welcoming the congregation and opening prayer.  He shared scripture readings and also read the obituary.  Pastor Gary delivered a funeral message before closing with prayer.  Musical selections for the service included, “I Will See You Again”, “I’ll Fly Away”, “What a Day That Will Be” and “When We All Get to Heaven”.   Burial followed at Highland Memorial Cemetery where Jim was laid to rest next to his beloved wife Betty.  Full Military Honors were conducted by the Mt. Carmel Honor Guard.  Pallbearers were Dean Hillyard, Eric McKnight, Andrew Hillyard, Gary Hicks, Phillip Beal and Tom McClellan.  Keepes Funeral home is honored to serve the family of James “Jim” Lewis.

 

 

 

ROBERT J. CHAPMAN, 88

Husband and father, “Bob,” 88, of Hendersonville, NC, passed peacefully into the hands of our Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

Bob was born March 4, 1930, in Detroit, MI, the son of the late Glenn and Lillian L. Tolleson Chapman.

He graduated from General Motors Institute and worked for General Motors 35 years before retiring to Mills River, NC. He loved to travel and to learn something new every day.

Bob is survived by his loving wife Annajean of 55 years, son of Michael and daughter-in-law Carol Chapman of Flat Rock, NC.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, George Griess.

A special thanks to Hospice, Compassionate Home Care and Korena, CNA for their love and compassion.

The funeral service will be Friday, April 27, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 803 N. Market Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, with Pastors Jim and Jackie Summers officiating. Visitation begins at 2:00 until the time of service. Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Envelopes will be available at the church or at Short Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made online at www.short-cunninghamfh.com

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve Bob’s family.

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Kelly Sue (Saltsgaver) Askren, 47

Kelly Sue (Saltsgaver) Askren, 47, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.  She was born on August 15, 1971 in Mount Carmel, Illinois, the daughter of Joyce and David Saltsgaver.  She married Tommy Lee Askren and he survives.

Kelly loved being outdoors and tending to her flower bed.  She enjoyed a good cup of coffee and a glass of Mountain Dew.  Her family and friends were very important to her.  She loved spending time with them and playing with her grandbaby and her fur babies.  Kelly will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Kelly will be remembered by her husband, Tommy Lee Askren; daughters, Keisha (Tracy Wilson) Ingram, Shantel (Ingram) Reed; granddaughter, Kenlee Reed; brother, Brad Saltsgaver of Gifford, IL; one aunt, Sue Pearson; nieces and nephew, Tasha Saltsgaver, Tessa (Saltsgaver) Wilson, Cami Saltsgaver, Tanner Saltsgaver; and many special friends and loved ones.

Kelly was preceded in death by her parents.

Per Kelly’s wishes she will be cremated.  A Memorial Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Pentecostal Faith Assembly Church in Friendsville, IL.  A Memorial Service will be held following visitation at 6:00 p.m., also at the church.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Kelly’s tribute wall, leave condolences and purchase flowers for the Askren family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

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Mildred J. “Millie” Williams, 91

Mildred J. “Millie” Williams, 91, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Transcendent Healthcare in Owensville, Indiana.  She was born on July 30, 1926 in Mount Carmel, Illinois the daughter of Herschel and Minnie (Posey) Bradbury.  She graduated from Harrisburg High School and Wabash Valley College.  Millie married Master Sgt. Richard Edgar Litherland on March 31, 1945 in Lawrenceville, Illinois and they enjoyed twenty-seven years together until his passing on April 18, 1972.

Millie will be remembered as a devoted military wife, mother and grandmother.  Millie was very proud of her service to the country being a military wife.  She loved to travel and see new places and was fond of her stay in the Philippines where she lived twice. Millie worked for many years at the Wabash County Senior Citizens Center where she made many friendships.    She was a member of First General Baptist Church in Mount Carmel. Millie was a fascinating combination of sweetness and sass and will be greatly missed by her family and all who knew her.

Millie will be remembered by her daughter, Melody Ann Shannon and husband Jim; grandchildren, Shannon Barton and Justin (Amye) Litherland; five great grandchildren, Cameron, Zachary, Payton, Jackson and Kelsey; sister, Sarah Swatsley; brother, Wilbur Bradbury and several cherished nieces and nephews.

Millie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard E. Litherland; son, Richard L. Litherland; and brother, James Bradbury.

Graveside Services will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2018 at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mount Carmel with Bob Swatsley and Pastor Gary Underwood officiating.   

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Millie’s in-home caregivers and also the staff at Transcendent Healthcare for their compassionate and loving care that was shown to Millie.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Millie’s memory to Transcendent Healthcare, Hwy 165 W. PO Box 369, Owensville, IN 47665.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements.  To view Millie’s tribute wall and leave condolences for the Williams family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

 

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