FUNERAL REPORT- Marilyn S. Moore

FUNERAL REPORT

 

Funeral Services were held at 12:00 p.m., November 17, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home to honor the life of Marilyn S. Moore.  Pastor Deron Colgan officiated the service and was assisted by Pastor David Shain.  Pastor Shain opened the services with an opening prayer, scripture passages and prayer.  Musical selection during the service included, “How Great thou Art” and “In the Garden”.  Pastor Colgan read the obituary and offered words of remembrance.  He also shared a special condolence letter written on behalf of the International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technology for all of Marilyn’s devoted service to the organization throughout the years.  Jennifer Colgan sang, “Go Rest High on that Mountain”.  Burial took place in Bethel Cemetery in Wayne County, Illinois where she was laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Stephen Moore.  Pallbearers were Alex Shain, Beau Hadra, Tim Eyer, Bobbie Weir, Danny Eyer and Steve Smith.  Honorary pallbearers were Mark Birenbaum and John Fisher.  Keepes Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Marilyn S. Moore.

Roy J. (Joe) VanLue, 86

Roy J. (Joe) VanLue, 86 passed away at 5:25pm Friday, November 16, 2018 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, IN.He went peacefully with his sister-in-law & caregiver, Margie VanLue by his side.He was born in Knox County, Indiana on May 22, 1932 to William & Bertha (Peach) VanLue.He married the Love of his life , Alice Elaine Perry on July 14, 1956.

They were married 49 wonderful years. Joe was a very caring & appreciative man. He loved his sister-in-law, Margie's dog Ellie May. It just made his day when they would visit him at Fox Ridge Assisted Living where he lived before he went in the hospital. Joe worked at Autolite Battery Factory as an Oiler before entering the service in 1949. He earned an honorable discharge from the United States Army after serving for 6 years. He served in Korea. He received an Occupational Medal (Germany), Korean Service Medal, UN Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal & a Good Conduct Medal w/1st Clasp. He went to work at Snap-on Tools after retiring out of the service. He retired from Snap-on Tools August 17, 1992. Joe had a Life Membership to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents & his wife Elaine. Brothers Clifford (Marie), Lyndon (Juanita), Tony, Paul (Melba) & Noble (Norma). Sisters Myrtle, Garnet, Wilma (Jim) Schoonover & Belva (Harold) Phegley. He is survived by one sister, Esther (Eldon) Madding, his sister-in-law & Caretaker, Margie (Chet) VanLue & several nieces & nephews.

Funeral services for Joe will be held at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway, Vincennes, IN with Brother Jerry VanLue officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 10-12 EST on Tuesday & the service will be at 12 noon EST at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial, Mt. Carmel, IL.

FUNERAL REPORT-Florence McIntire

Funeral Services were held at 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home to honor the life of Florence McIntire.  Father Bill Rowe conducted the service that included an opening prayer, message, scripture passages and a closing prayer.  Florence’s great-granddaughter Elizabeth Hefner read a passage from the Holy Bible.  Congregational Hymns were “Amazing Grace” and “Precious Lord”.  Burial took place in Highland Memorial Cemetery where Florence was laid to rest next to her beloved husband, H. Keith McIntire.  Pallbearers were Christopher McIntire, Brian McIntire, Matt Hocking, Joel Hefner, Josh Galloway, David Williams and Clayton Meeks.  Keepes Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Florence McIntire.

 

Marilyn S. Moore, 71

Marilyn S. Moore, 71, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away Monday, November 12, 2018 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton Indiana surrounded by the love of her family. She was born September 5, 1947 in Mount Carmel, Illinois the daughter of Ralph L. and Geneva I. (Smith) Shain. She married Stephen Moore in October of 1968 and he preceded her in death.

Marilyn was employed at Wabash General Hospital as a medical technologist in the laboratory department and was Laboratory Supervisor at Evansville Internal Medicine Associates. She was a member of the American Association of Bio Analysts where she was elected to the Board of Directors and served as Vice President and President on the National Level. Marilyn was also a member of the American Board of Registry for AAB. In her spare time Marilyn enjoyed Camping and Fishing. Marilyn was a member of the Free Methodist Church. She was loved by many nd will be missed by all who knew her.

Marilyn will be fondly remembered by her brothers, John (Connie) Shain and Jim (Laura) Shain; sisters, Barbara (Timothy) Eyer, Carolyn Spray, Nancy Rayborn, Patricia (Faye) Griffith, Wanda Kay Neff, and Vesta Weir; many loved nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Steve Moore; brother, Lyman Shain; and sister, Catherine Kolb.

Family and friends are invited to gather for a Visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 17, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with name Pastor Deron Colgan and Pastor David Shain officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Wayne County, Illinois.

Memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn’s memory to Free Methodist Church or Hope Pregnancy Center. Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Marilyn’s tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Moore and Shain families, please visit www.keepesfuneralhome.com

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Florence McIntire, 89

Florence McIntire, 89, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 after losing her battle with cancer.   Florence passed peacefully at home surrounded by the love of her family.  She was born April 21, 1929 in Wabash County, Illinois the daughter of Martin S. and Katherine (Kieffer) Tennes.  She married H. Keith McIntire and he preceded her in death in January of 1982.

Florence was a member of the 1947 graduating class at Mount Carmel High School and a member of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church.  She enjoyed working in and shopping at resale shops in the area.  She loved being helpful to others.  Florence had a real zest for living but her greatest passion was her family.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She will be dearly missed.

Florence will forever be remembered by her two sons, Gary (Sandra) McIntire and Stephen (Sue Harrison) McIntire all of Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Christopher (Trish) McIntire, Kelly (Matthew) Hocking, Brian (Maria) McIntire, Stacy (Joel) Hefner, Sara (Josh) Galloway, Suzanne (Clayton) Meeks, Sabrina (David) Williams; nineteen great- grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; two brothers, Bernard (Beverly) Tennes of Charlotte Michigan and Robert (Ann) Tennes of Mount Carmel; one sister, Irene Somers of Champaign, Illinois.

Florence was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Loretta Boss, Marie Zimmer and Clara Rose Tennes; brothers, Leroy, Simon and Norman Tennes; daughter-in-law, Vicki McIntire. 

Family and friends are invited to gather from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home. 

Funeral Services will be 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral home with Father Bill Rowe officiating.  Burial will follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Florence’s memory to Saint Mary’s School General Fund.  Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

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

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Shirley Ann Van Matre, 83

Shirley Ann Van Matre 83, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the home of her son, Terry Van Matre, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on September 19, 1935 in Wabash County, Illinois the daughter of Melvin and Irene (Summers) Couch. She married George Van Matre on October 31, 1954 and he preceded her in death on January 26, 1999.

Shirley was a very caring person which was evident in her working years as a ward clerk in the nursing homes. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She greatly enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. She grew a bountiful garden and canned the fruits of her labor for all to enjoy. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were dear to her heart and she enjoyed spoiling them every chance she could get. Shirley was a member of Friendsville Pentecostal Faith Assembly Church. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Shirley will be remembered by her three sons, William (Carol) Van Matre, Terry (Kim) Van Matre, Gary Van Matre; eight grandchildren, Amanda (Allan) Medler, Joshua (Sarah) Van Matre, Natalie (Daniel) Johnson, Chad (Christy) Van Matre, Sean (Kendra) Van Matre, Christina (Joseph) Smith, Whitney (Stephen) Hamm, Mason (Bailee Peacock) Van Matre; great-grandchildren, Michael and William Medler, Noah, Ellison, Loralei and Dorothy Van Matre, Benjamin Johnson, Trenton, Mariah, Preston and Autumn Van Matre, Madison Drew, Alisha, Nathan, Hannah and Levi Smith, Sophia and Amelia Hamm.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Pattie Ann Van Matre; sisters, Lucille Couch and Alice Allen.

Family and friends are invited to gather from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Friendsville Pentecostal Faith Assembly Church in Friendsville, Illinois. Graveside Services will follow at 12:15 p.m. in Friendsville Cemetery with Brother Bill Reed officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Pentecostal Faith Assembly Building Fund. Envelopes will be at the Church or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Shirley’s tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Van Matre family, please visit www.keepesfuneralhome.com

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Betty M. Richardson, 89

Betty M. Richardson, 89, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 28, 1929 in Wabash County, Illinois the daughter of Merle and Marie (Tisdale) Allen. She married Gerald “Cotton” Richardson and he preceded her in death.

Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Her family meant the world to her. She will be deeply missed.

Betty will be remembered by her children, Nancy (Robert) Gossman of Evansville, Indiana, Jerry (Elaine) Richardson of Jacksonville, North Carolina, Kim (Shelley) Richardson of Mount Carmel, Illinois; grandchildren, Amy (Jim) Yang, Brent (Ashley) Richardson, Lindsey (Joe) Dee, Ashley (Zach) Kanipe, Brittney (Jason) Ishmael, Holly Gossman; great-grandchildren, Tye, Quaid, Hatcher and Annie Kanipe, Gibson, Zoë, Sawyer and River Richardson, Ethan and Kai Yang, Emma, Ruby and Violet Dee, Sophie, Mac, Cooper and Jackson Ishmael; brothers, Donald Allen and Glenn Allen and many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cotton Richardson; brothers, William and Richard Allen; sisters, Wilma Smith, Joyce Doan and Joann Allen.

A private Graveside Service was held on Friday, November 9, 2018 with Pastor Jason Ishmael officiating in Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mount Carmel.

The Richardson family would like to extend a special thank you to Sheila Randall, Sandy Allen, Ashley Brown, Whitney Baker, Lori O’Daniel, and Linda Perkins for the loving care they extended to Betty in her time of need.

Memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to The Lunch Wagon, Wabash Rally Against Cancer (WRAC) or The Alzheimer’s Association. Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

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

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Carl W. “Sonny” Sullivan, 59

Carl W. “Sonny” Sullivan, 59, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He had recently accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior. We are at Peace knowing he is now with the Lord.

He was born April 15, 1959 in Rantoul, Illinois, the son of Carl F. and Ruth N. (Latimer) Sullivan. He married the love of his life, Lisa Carpenter, on January 6, 1979 at First Baptist Church in Mt. Carmel.

Carl was a Regional Director of Auto Auction Operations of Alliance Inspection Management of California.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth, and sister, Eva Chiovitti, both of Las Vegas NV; wife, Lisa; six children, Michelle (Patrick) Walter of Mt. Carmel, James W. (Kristen) Sullivan of Mt. Carmel, Robert A. (Megan) Sullivan of Mt. Carmel, Karla (Michael) Bizzarri of Springfield OH, Marla (Dylan) Lenart of Hubbard OH, Laura (Brenten) Fortner of Mt. Carmel; grandchildren, Christian Johnson, Johnathan Johnson, Ariana Johnson, Allison Walter, Kinley Harris, Beckham Harris, Tayah Berberich, Everett Sullian, Kohen Sullivan, Athena Lenart, Rex Lenart, Ellyana Fortner, Isabella Fortner. He is preceded in death by his father; brother, Leroy Sullivan and granddaughter, Gabrielle Markle.

There will be a Private Family Service.

Donations in memory of Carl can be made to St. Jude Children and Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

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

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Lois I. Cozart, 97

Lois I. Cozart, 97, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at her residence. She was born December 8, 1920 in Orio, Illinois, the daughter of Samuel Bruce and Sarah Agnes (Corrie) French. She married Harrison Cozart on October 22, 1946 and he preceded her in death on January 11, 2009.

Prior to having children, Lois was a bookkeeper at Rogers Cartage Trucking Company in Lawrenceville. She was a lifelong member of the Wabash Presbyterian Church in Orio.

Preceding her in death were her parents and husband.

Survivors include two daughters, Annetta Lockhart and husband, Larry, of Lawrenceville, Illinois and Judy Knoerr and husband, Jay, of St. Petersburg, Florida and one sister, Evalena Ford of Allendale, Illinois.

Funeral services will be Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Wabash Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial will be in the Orio Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Orio Cemetery Fund.

Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com to view the tribute and to send condolences.

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Carlos Dean “Mac” McGregor, 85

Carlos Dean “Mac” McGregor, 85, of Olney, IL, passed away October 31, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.

Mac was born on July 1, 1933 in Wabash County, IL; the son of Duward and Dorothy (Seiler) McGregor. He married Sandra Huchel on September 17, 1977, in Richland County, IL, at the Church of God.

Mac was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Olney, IL, and a Lifetime Member of the Olney Elks Club. Mac graduated Mt. Carmel High School in 1951; he worked for Dresser Industries for 45 years as a log analyst and sales and retired in 1988, after his retirement he did consulting for ten years.

Mac loved fishing, hunting, and vegetable gardening. Mac also loved ballroom dancing and taught many others how to dance.

Mac is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sandra; children, Brenda Saindon and husband Mike of Illinois, David McGregor and wife Pacita of Illinois,  Michael McGregor and wife Sue of Illinois, and Sonya Shaver and husband Ron of Texas; brother, Bob McGregor and sister, Jean Dyehouse both of Mt. Carmel, IL; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Mary Elizabeth (Dunkel) McGregor.

Private services were held and he was buried in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Mt. Carmel, IL.

Memorials in Mac’s memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org.

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

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Funeral Report-Elizabeth “Ann” Dunkel

A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church to honor the life of Elizabeth “Ann” Dunkel. Father Robert Zwilling conducted the mass with Deacon Charlie Speaks and Deacon Steve Lowe assisting. Placement of the Pall was done by Ann’s children. Vic Keepes served as lector. The First Reading was from Isaiah 25: 6a; 7-9; the Second Reading came from the Book of Revelation 21:1-5a; 6b-7. Mary Trimble served as cantor for the Responsorial Psalm, “Shepherd Me, O God.” Donna Lowe served as keyboardist accompanied by the members of the St. Mary’s Choir. “I am the Bread of Life” was the opening hymn. The presentation of the gifts was brought forward by Ann’s beloved husband, Jerry Dunkel and special friend Marilyn Harris. “Take up Your Cross” was the communion song with “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” as the song of farewell and the closing hymn was, “Sing with All the Saints in Glory”. Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion was Donna Speaks. Servers for the Mass were Kate Harrington, Wyatt Bader and Xander Bader. The burial service was held in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers were Danny Burns, Tom Orr, Chad Dilley, Jeremy Gillihan, Bobby Brown and Logan Brown. Honorary Pallbearers were Jake Shaw, Gage Shaw and Patrick Shaw. Keepes Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Ann Dunkel.

Elizabeth “Ann” Dunkel, 80

Elizabeth “Ann” Dunkel, 80, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana surrounded by the love of her family. She was born September 28, 1938 in Posey County Indiana, the daughter of Delbert and Mary (Brandenstein) Neaveill. She married Jerry Dunkel on February 5, 1972 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mount Carmel and he survives.

Ann was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In her spare time, she enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals baseball games and playing bingo with Grandma Dunkel. Ann was an accomplished seamstress who loved to sew and also enjoyed crafting and crocheting. She loved spending time with her family and her grandchildren held a special place in her heart. Ann was a member of The Daughters of Isabella and St. Mary Catholic Church. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Ann will be remembered by her loving husband of 46 years, Jerry; sons, Brian (Holly) Dunkel of Hazelton, Indiana, Mike (Denise) Brown of Elgin, Texas, Doug Brown of Eugene Oregon; daughters, Barbara (Jim) Burns, Donna Lord, Phyllis (Phillip) Harms all of Mount Carmel, Illinois; grandchildren, Danny (Margie) Burns, Kristi Burns, Jamie (John) Hallenburger, Chad Dilley, Kim (John) Gergesketter, Brandy (Danny) Smitley, Jeramey Gillihan, Beth (Jake) Shaw, Bobby Brown, Logan (Keena) Brown, Katie Dunkel, Jared Dunkel, Kayla (Pete) Rivas, Robert Brown, Jefferson Brown and many great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Delores Neavill.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Jason Dilley; brothers, Charles and Duane Neaveill.

Family and friends are invited to gather from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 2, 2018 at St. Mary’ Catholic Church. A Rosary Service will be held at 5:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Robert Zwilling as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Ann’s memory to St. Mary’s School or the ALS Association. Envelopes will be at the Church or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

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

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Dallas William Case, 73

Dallas William Case, 73, of Owensville, Indiana, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Transcendent Healthcare of Owensville.

Dallas was born November 6, 1944, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, to Gertrude (Bolden) and Raymond Case.  He was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School.  Dallas married Wanda L. (Hussey) Dicus on August 8, 2003, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  Dallas was a member of the Nazarene Church and was music director for several years.

Left to cherish Dallas’ memory is his wife, Wanda; daughter, Amanda Sue Robb and husband Chris; three grandchildren, Emily Sue Siverly, Peyton Robb and Brandon William Robb; siblings, Ruth Ellen Dick and Rick Seibert (Tracy); four step children, Sherry Byrd (John), Randy Dicus (Carol), Michael Dicus (Beverly) and Kevin Dicus (Mickey); and several step grandchildren.

Dallas was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Loretta Case; and siblings, Raymond Case and Mary Belle Gidcomb.

Visitation will be Saturday, November 3, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.  Burial will follow at Orio Cemetery.

In honor of Dallas’ love of music, memorials can be made to the Mt. Carmel High School Music Boosters.  Envelopes will be available at Short Funeral Home.

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

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

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Donna Kay Long, 71

Donna Kay Long, 71, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Linda White Hospice in Evansville, Indiana.

She was born May 15, 1947, the daughter of Owen and Helen (Terry) Cullivan in Gibson County, Indiana.  She married Robert Luvern Long on March 9, 1991.  He preceded her in death on June 7, 2018, after 27 years of marriage. Donna worked at Champion Labs and Roadmaster for many years. 

Left to cherish Donna’s memory is her children Greg Sutton and his wife Terri of Olney, Illinois, Vincent Sutton and Vickie Mathis, Zelbert Sutton and his wife Nancy, and Donnie Sutton, all of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; four step children; eleven grandchildren and several step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Robin Kinney and her husband Michael; and a brother-in-law, Ronnie Linxwiler.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert L. Long; son, Delbert M. Sutton; siblings, Charles Cullivan and Carolyn Linxwiler.

Per her wishes, Donna will be cremated and there will be no service.       

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

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

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Mary Kathryn "Kay" Simpson, 95

Mary Kathryn "Kay" Simpson, 95, of Henderson, Kentucky, died at 12:47 p.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2018, in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, at the home of her daughter, Jill.  She was lovingly cared for by her family.

            "Katy", as she was called by her family, was born December 5, 1922, in Mount Carmel, Illinois, the daughter of Bessie Marguerite (Miller) and Everett Crow.  She graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1934.  On February 6, 1946, she married Sherman Edward Simpson in Mount Carmel.

            “Kay” was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Henderson.  She was treasurer of Lucy Moss Circle and attended Wesley Fellowship Sunday School.  She was a member of the Mount Carmel Chapter of DAR and "Afternooners" KY Extension of Homemakers.  She was an Avon Representative since 1970.

            The Simpsons lived in Fairfield, Illinois, came to Henderson in 1949, lived in Mount Carmel from 1962-68, and then returned to Henderson.

            "Kay" was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sherman, who died in 2008; her baby sister, Margaret Ann; her older sister, Elizabeth Lant; and one niece, Sandra Wilson.

            Survivors include her daughter, Jill Ann (Dale) Campbell, granddaughter, Kayci Lynn Coyne, and great-granddaughters, Lilly-Ann Marie Dennis and Faith Marie Coyne, all of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; and daughter, Sara "Sally" Lynn Simpson and friend, Darcy J. Ackley, of Bloomington, Illinois.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, October 22, 2018, at Rudy-Rowland Funeral Home, 604 Center Street, Henderson, Kentucky 42420.  The Reverend James Wofford will officiate.

            Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Monday at the funeral home.

            Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mount Carmel, Illinois, with the Reverend Cindy Green officiating.

            Contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Kentucky in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, or First United Methodist Church in Henderson, Kentucky.

            Online condolences may be made at www.rudyrowland.com.

 

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James R. “Bumpy” Bump, 66

James R. “Bumpy” Bump, 66, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away on Monday, October 15, 2018 at his residence. He was born March 6, 1952 in Mount Carmel, Illinois the son of James W. and Martha A. (Fisher) Bump. He married Glenda Richardson and she survives.

During his working years, James was employed as an auto and small engine mechanic. He loved to spend time with friends and go fishing and camping at the river. He enjoyed listening to Gospel music and tinkering with small engines. His family meant a lot to him, he would always call to check on his loved ones. He will be deeply missed.

James will be remembered by his wife, Glenda; son, Chevy (Kali Curry) Bump; daughters, Roxanna (Bob) Gross, Dixie (Jack) Keepes, Shelly Jackson; grandchildren, Kaenan Bump, Brayden Crane, Katlyn Shouse, Felicia Smitley, Abby Bailey, Molly Keepes; great-grandchildren, Keeley Lorance, Bella Shouse; brother, Everett Bump; sister, Linda (Ralph) Lambert; and many nieces and nephews.

James was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Lou Tewell, brother, Vern Bump.

A Memorial Service to honor James’ memory will be set at a later date.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view James’ tribute wall, purchase flowers and leave condolences for the Bump family, please visit www.keepesfuneralhome.com

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Cleo W. Ulm, 93

Cleo W. Ulm, 93, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 15, 2018 at Oakview Heights Continuous Care & Rehab. She was born weighing less than two pounds on May 26, 1925 in St. Francisville, Illinois the daughter of Herman and Mary Wetzel. Cleo married Charles Jackson Ulm in El Paso, Texas and together they treasured seventy years of marriage before his passing on January 28, 2016.

Most of Cleo’s youth was spent in Richland County on the Wetzel homestead where she attended three years of high school at Lancaster, Illinois and graduated from Mount Carmel High School Class of 1943. She attained some college credits from Indiana University, Charleston and Carbondale College but graduated Suma Cum Laude from Oakland City University in 1962 with a degree in elementary education.

Cleo taught elementary school for thirty years in Wabash County until her retirement in 1980. Cleo loved helping students and was always encouraging her students to do their best. Following retirement, she took up wood carving and loved making a variety of projects especially carousel horses and birds. Cleo and Charles lead a very active life and loved their church family at Bellmont Christian Church in Bellmont, IL where they attended for over forty years.

Cleo will be remembered by her son, Kelvin Ulm of Mount Carmel.

Cleo was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ulm; one half-sister, Zelma Croman and four half-brothers, John, Willard, Earnest and Berry Short; one niece and three nephews, Patty Rogers, Dwight O’Conner, George Wilbur and Charles Short.

Family and friends are invited to gather for a Visitation from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2018 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.

Graveside Services will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Bethel Cemetery with Pastor David Shain officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in Cleo’s memory to Bellmont Christian Church.

Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 North Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

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

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FUNERAL REPORT ROY EUGENE BRATTON

The funeral service for Roy E. Bratton was held Friday, October 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Heartland Worship Center.  Pastor Tony Hodgson conducted the service.  It included the Obituary Reading, Prayer, Scripture, Eulogy and Message.  The music played on CD was “Beulah Land,” “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” and “Got Rest High on That Mountain.”  The burial service was conducted by Pastor Tony at Highland Memorial Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Sitaleki Militoni, Bill Hollen, Monte Turner, Billy Adams, John Henson and Ray Michael Penrod.  Short-Cunningham Funeral Home was honored to serve the Bratton family.

Mary Lou Wood, 90, of Mt. Carmel

Mary Lou Wood, 90, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Oakview Heights surrounded by the love of her family.

She was born November 30, 1927, the daughter of Luther and Evelyn (Compton) Stoneberger in Griffin, Indiana. On November 26, 1943, Mary Lou married Donald E. Wood. He preceded her in death May 3, 1988.

Mary Lou was a member of Heartland Worship Center. She worked at Snap-On Tools prior to her sickness. Mary Lou loved her family deeply and was adored by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking for others--especially cookies. Mary Lou was a kind soul and will be missed by many.

Left to cherish Mary Lou’s memory is her children Dan (Susan K. Hungerford) Wood of Culpeper, Virginia, Gary (Ann Hinderliter) Wood, and Donna (Pastor Tony) Hodgson of Mt. Carmel, Illinois; four grandchildren, Mick (Marsha) Wood, Scott (Karen) Wood, Tiffany (Ryan) Haywood, and Brittany (Timmy) Steed; twelve great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Gladys Caldwell, who was loved like a daughter.

Preceding Mary Lou in death were her parents; her husband; a grandchild, Chris Wood; siblings, Kenneth Stoneberger, Beatrice Hedge, Doris Treece, Leota Burton, Earl Stoneberger, Chester Stoneberger, Donald Stoneberger and three infant siblings.

Visitation will be held Monday, October 15, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Heartland Worship Center, 212 West Second Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, with the funeral immediately following at 1:00 p.m. Burial will take place at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 1827 College Drive, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. 

Memorials can be made to Heartland Worship Center. Envelopes will be available at the church or at Short Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank the special ladies that took such good care of their mother over the years: Dee Collins, Lori O’Daniel and Stephanie Umfleet.

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

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

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Roy Eugene “Bubby” Bratton, 80

Roy Eugene “Bubby” Bratton, 80, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care surrounded by his loving family.

He was born June 14, 1938, in Wabash County, Illinois, the son of John N. and Lucille (Henson) Bratton.

On June 22, 1963, Roy married Sharon Penrod in Mt Carmel, Illinois.  She preceded him in death on August 19, 2012.  They were married 49 years.

Roy was a member of Heartland Worship Center.  In his early years, he mowed lawns, and, later was Ball Park Attendant at the Ed Walter Ballpark for many years.  Roy could be seen any given day riding his scooter around town, always with a smile on his face.  He was a kind, gentle person who never met a stranger and was loved by all who knew him.

Left to cherish Roy’s memory is his brother John Lee Bratton and his wife Ginger; many nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, John and Lucille Bratton, and, wife, Sharon.

A visitation will be held Friday, October 5, 2018, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Heartland Worship Center, 212 West Second Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois, with the funeral service immediately following at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be at Highland Memorial Cemetery.     

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

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

 

 

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