Donald E. Grounds, 87

Donald E. Grounds, age 87 of Allendale, IL passed from this life to the next on Monday, December 11, 2017 with his family at his side.

Don was born on April 18, 1930 to Joseph L. and Mary Violet (Saltsgaver) Grounds.

He married Rebecca “Beth” Wolfe on December 20, 1951 and they enjoyed over 51 years together, until Beth’s passing on May 1, 2003.

Don proudly served his country and was a Veteran of the Korean War. During his military service he was stationed in Alaska. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Allendale and the Allendale Masonic Lodge #752.

He worked in the oilfield most of his life and was Production Superintendent for Wayne Smith Operator and later for Smith Drilling, both of Lawrenceville, IL.

Don thoroughly enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting and was an avid mushroom hunter.

His two granddaughters Alyssa and Taylor brought much joy to his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, brothers: William, Joseph, Jr., Bobby and Jerry Grounds, and one sister, Kathryn Pierson.

Don is survived by his son, Randy (Ellen) Grounds of Allendale, IL, daughter, Becky (Ron) Smith of Evansville, IN and two granddaughters, Alyssa Grounds and Taylor Smith and brother Jack (Jill) of Allendale, IL. He is also survived by a special friend, Mary West of Allendale and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Donald E. Grounds will be held on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 5PM to 7PM at Ingram Funeral Home in Allendale, with Masonic Rites at 7PM.

Funeral service will be held at 10AM on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the funeral home and burial will follow at the Allendale Cemetery, with full military rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the Allendale Masonic Lodge #752, with envelopes provided at the funeral home. Online condolences and fond memories may be shared with the family at www.ingramfh.net

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

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Harry Hillis, Jr., 89

Harry Hillis, Jr., 89, of Olney, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2017, at his residence, surrounded by his loving wife and children.  Harry was born on September 6, 1928, the son of Harry and Alma (Seymour) Hillis. 

Harry was married on January 20, 1951 to June Hamilton of Noble and they were married for 66 years at the time of his passing. Their lives were blessed with three children, Roger Hillis (and his wife Lisa) of Louisville, Kentucky, Sharon Harris (and her husband Mike) of Mt. Carmel, IL, and Annette Kramer (and her husband Rick) of Brighton, CO. In addition to his immediate family, Harry is survived by several sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Harry and June were also blessed with seven grandchildren, Laura Harris, Lindsey Kingery (her husband, Brian), Ben Kramer (his wife, Debbie), Lesley Hillis, Kristen Harris, Alex Kramer and Jeremy Hillis.  In addition, they have five great-grandchildren, Braden, Kinley, Beckham, Parker and Camden.

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Harry J. Hillis, Sr. and Alma Seymour Hillis, as well as his siblings, Wilma Weber, Marie Hillis and James Hillis.

Harry is perhaps best known as the long-time editor of the Olney Daily Mail. He studied journalism at Eastern Illinois University and worked both in radio and print media for many years. He is a member of the Illinois Sports Hall of Fame as a sportswriter.

After their marriage, Harry and June moved to Baltimore where he served in the US Army in Intelligence Training during the Korean War. After his discharge, they moved to Mattoon where Harry worked at WLBH radio station and then moved to Olney where they have lived ever since.

After retiring from the newspaper, Harry went to work at the East Richland school district as treasurer. In addition, he worked for many years as the secretary of the East Richland school board and the first secretary for the Illinois Eastern Community College board. He was acknowledged as the longest serving board secretary in Illinois history.  Harry also served the community for many years as a volunteer fireman.

Probably his most important and long-lasting contribution to the Olney community lies in the fact that Harry served the Lord as a member of the Olney Church of Christ. He served many years as an elder of the church, also serving for a period of time as one of the deacons. He taught Bible classes, preached many sermons, and shepherded the people of God in that good church in a way that has and will continue to influence many people to serve the Lord as well. Many souls will be saved eternally in heaven because of his godly leadership.

On September 30, 2017, Harry was honored with the Tiger Alumni Center’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award. On October 17, 2017, he was flown to Washington, D.C. by the Honor Flight of Southern Indiana chapter (Flight EVV7) in honor of his service to the United States of America in the US Army during the Korean conflict. The family is so grateful that he received both of these honors during his lifetime, so that he might realize how many others loved and respected him.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, December 11, 2017 at the Kistler-Patterson Funeral Home in Olney, with burial following in Haven Hill Memorial Garden. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois.

The family would also like to thank Jessica, Krista and Ryan, along with the entire staff from Carle Richland Memorial Hospital, the rehab staff at Arch, all of the workers at Hospice, especially Cookie, Jennifer, McCartney and Ruth, private caregiver, Marilyn, and every doctor and nurse who helped care for our husband and father in his final days.

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Joni Mains, 62

Joni Mains, 62, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, died peacefully Monday, December 4, 2017, surrounded by her family at Wabash General Hospital after a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis.

She was born October 25, 1955, in Princeton, Indiana, the daughter of James Thomas and Dorothy Mae (Brothers) Jackson. Joni was able to enjoy a variety of experiences and locations throughout her childhood before settling in Mt. Carmel in 1970. In 1975, she graduated from Mt. Carmel High School. On June 7th of 1975, Joni married Ronald Ray Mains at Zion Lutheran Church in Mt. Carmel.

Joni was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. She was a florist at the family business, Mains Greenhouse and Flower Shop until her retirement. Joni spent her retirement enjoying family, solving puzzles and spending time with her dog, Molly.

Left to cherish Joni’s memory is her husband of 42 years, Ron; her daughter, Marisa Ruffner and her husband Jacob of Mason, Illinois; brothers, Paul (Debbie) Jackson of Waterford, Maine; Jerry (Benetta) Jackson, James (Rosa) Jackson and Mark Jackson all of Tucson, Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Michelle Mains, and, a brother, Ricky Mercer.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 8, 2017, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Short Funeral Home, 527 N. Mulberry Street.

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, there will be a graveside service at Highland Memorial Cemetery, 1827 College Drive, at 11:00 a.m. Please meet at the cemetery.

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

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

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Funeral Report-Glenn E. Schrader

Funeral Services were held at 10:00 a.m. on December 1, 2017 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home to honor the life of Glenn E. Schrader. Pastor Mark Richison conducted the service by reading the obituary, offering prayer and a message. Glenn’s son Michael shared fond memories of his father. Keyboardist Patricia Cotsakis played “A Simple Gift”. Recorded musical selections included “From A Distance” by Bette Midler, “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen and closed with “And When I Die” by Blood Sweat and Tears. Burial took place at Saint Sebastian Cemetery with Father Robert Zwilling officiating. Keepes Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Glenn E. Schrader.

Lynn Ray Krauchi

Lynn Ray Krauchi, 69, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at home. He was born November 28, 1948 in Brazil, Indiana the son of George and Geraldine (Sutton) Krauchi.

Lynn served in the Air National Guard at Hulman Field in Terre Haute, Indiana where he was a member of the Reserve 181st Airborne. During his college years at Indiana State University, he was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was employed by Mount Carmel Stabilization Group as a truck driver. In his free time, Lynn enjoyed fishing. He was a member of the Hanging Rock Bass Club and cherished the many friendships he made there. He greatly enjoyed helping with the various activities the club sponsored. He looked forward to the fishing tournaments for the kids each year. Lynn will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Lynn will be remembered by his step-son, Brian Ellinghausen; sister, Jane (Jim) Gaston; step-grandchildren, Gage, Brice and Landis Ellinghausen; several nieces and nephews. Lynn was preceded in death by his parents.

Family and friends may gather for a Celebration of Life from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 8, 2017 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home. Lynn’s family requests casual dress.

Memorial contributions may be made in Lynn’s memory to the Hanging Rock Bass Club C/O Dale Hosmer, 414 E 8th Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863 or the Wabash County Animal Shelter Buddies, 11336 N. 1550 Blvd, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Envelopes will be available at the Celebration of Life or may be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home 1500 N. Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863

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

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Funeral Report-Shirley Eileen Glenn

Funeral Services were held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home to honor the life of Shirley Eileen Glenn. Minister Fred Crane conducted the service that included opening prayer, reading of the obituary, message and a closing prayer. He read special memories the family had written and also read a poem written by Leslie Glenn, Shirley’s granddaughter. Music selection during the service included, “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me, “I Hope you Dance” by LeAnn Womack and “My Angel” by Kelly Pickler. Burial took place at Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton, Indiana where Shirley was laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Franklin Glenn. Pallbearers were Toni Vickers, Jason Seaton, Logan Racster, Mark Seaton, Wayne Hammel, Mike Seaton, Marty Tennes and Larry Hyatt. Honorary Pallbearers were Brad Seaton, Jim Seaton, Greg Seaton and Richard Seaton. Keepes Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Shirley Glenn.

Sharon Crow

Sharon Crow, 75, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the Linda E. White Hospice Center in Evansville, Indiana surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 3, 1942 in Robinson, Illinois daughter of Harry and Tressie (Finch) Wilson. Sharon married Robert “Bob” Crow on November 14, 1964 and they enjoyed fifty three years of marriage.

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Sharon was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Sharon along with her husband owned and managed the Lantern Lounge for thirty five years. She was a very hard worker and enjoyed the many friendships she made at the tavern. Sharon was a graduate of Mount Carmel High School Class of 1960. She attended First Baptist Church in Mount Carmel. Sharon will be missed by her family and all who knew her.

Sharon will be remembered by her loving husband, Bob Crow of Mount Carmel; son, Rinnie (Roxie) Crow of Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Heather (Shane) Laird, Kimmy (Jonathon Stover) Reed, Annie Garner, Jordan (Devan Tibbs) Crow; great grandchildren, Bo and Gracie Laird and Westlyn Tibbs; sister, Betty (John) Liffick; sister- in-law, Donna Clevenger; along with several nieces and nephews.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Patricia Phelps.

Graveside Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Rose Hill Cemetery with Pastor Stephen Freels officiating. Family and friends may gather for a Visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Saturday, December 2, 2017 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions can be made in Sharon’s memory to Wabash County Animal Shelter Buddies, 11336 N. 1550 Blvd, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. 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 Sharon’s tribute wall, leave condolences and purchase flowers for the Crow family, please visit www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

STEVE E. KNOWLES

Steve E. Knowles, 67, of Grayville, Illinois, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017, at Linda E. White Hospice Facility in Evansville, Indiana.

 

He was born February 15, 1950, in Winslow, Indiana, the son of Edward Oscar and Ruth Rosalind (Hargrave) Knowles.  He married Phyllis Wilson in Harrisburg, Illinois.  She preceded him in death.

Steve was a tool and die maker and machinist.   

Left to cherish his memory is his father, Edward; children, Sherry Knowles and Steven Knowles; and siblings, Larry Knowles and his wife Lana of Mt. Carmel, and, Darlene Ankenbrand of Ball Ground, Georgia.

Preceding Steve in death was his mother, wife and brother Ed Knowles.

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

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

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Shirley Eileen Glenn

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Shirley Eileen Glenn, 75, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana surrounded by the love of her family. She was born April 14, 1942 in Wabash County, Illinois the daughter of Elmer and Mina (McClane) Seaton. Shirley married Franklin Glenn on July 9, 1960 and he preceded her in death after fifty two years of marriage.

During Shirley’s early employment years, she worked as a switch board operator for GTE Phone Company. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, she managed the Maxi Boutique store in Mount Carmel. For the ten years prior to retiring, Shirley was employed at Walmart in the layaway department. Shirley dearly loved her family. Her Grandchildren and great-grandchildren could always bring a smile to her face. She greatly enjoyed quilting. She was a member of the local Homespun Quilters Club and looked forward each week to the visits from her special quilting friend, Diane Lommock. Shirley was a member of the Mount Carmel High School graduating class of 1960. She had a strong Christian Faith with Christmas being her most favorite time of year. Although she will be greatly missed, her family takes comfort in knowing she will be spending Christmas in Heaven from now on.

Shirley will be remembered by her sons, Kenny (Velvet) Glenn, Gary Glenn; grandchildren, Toni, Leslie, Phillip (Katie) and Chelsea Glenn; great grandchildren, Isaiah, Macy, and Maya Glenn; brother, Clayton Seaton; sister, Evelyn (Larry) Vickers.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter, Karen Annette Glenn; sister, Oma Seaton; brothers, Robert, Nova, Leo and Cedric Seaton.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Minister Fred Crane officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Hill Cemetery in Princeton, Indiana.

Family and friends may gather for a visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.

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

Loyde Ray Sayge

 

          Loyde Sayge, 65, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois passed away on Thursday, November 23 at his residence surrounded by his family.

          He was born on Friday November 14, 1952 in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, the son of Loyde Junior and Elsie Louise (Moutray) Sayge. He proudly served his country in the US Army in the 82nd Airborne division. He started welding in 1990 and was a pipe welder/fitter for 27 years.

          Loyde loved kayaking and fishing but spending time with his grandchildren was his greatest enjoyment.

          Left to cherish his memories are his children; four sons and two daughters, Georgia Rae Sayge, Jordan Loyde Sayge, Justin Lewis (Tasha) Sayge, Jared Lee (Andrea) Sayge, Ginger Laine Sayge and Garrett Lee Sayge; five grandchildren; Christian and Alyssa Sayge, Dathan Kelch, Shain and Hannah Weir. Also surviving are two sisters Sonja (Phil) Hall and Carmen (the late Butch) Littrell and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

          Preceding him in death are his parents.

          Loyde will have a memorial visitation on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm in the chapel of Short Funeral Home at 527 N Mulberry Street.

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

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

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Eugene “Gene” Isham

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Eugene “Gene” Isham, 62, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana surrounded by the love of his family. Gene was born on March 17, 1955 in Oliver Springs, Tennessee the son of Lloyd and Bonnie (Cagley) Isham.

Gene a member of the Laborers Local Union 561 and worked in road construction. He was a very hard worker. Gene was a true outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. His favorite times were spent on the river. Among Gene’s hobbies, he enjoyed working on cars and playing horseshoes. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Gene will be remembered by his wife, Sheila Isham; mother, Bonnie Isham; two sons, Ralston (Jennifer) Isham and Allen (Flisha) Isham of Mount Carmel; grandchildren, Rainey, Willow and Danny; four brothers, David Gaston, Robert Isham, Jack Isham and Eddie Isham; three sisters, Sue Flener, Jane Brines and Donna Merier; several nieces and nephews.

Gene was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Isham and sister, Kathy Isham.

In keeping with Gene’s wishes no formal services will be held at this time. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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

Funeral Report-Chris A. Seibert

FUNERAL REPORT

A Mass of Christian Burial for Chris A. Seibert was held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, November, 20, 2017 at Saint Mary Catholic Church. Father Robert Zwilling celebrated the Mass with Deacon Steve Lowe and Deacon Charlie Speaks assisting. The family was seated to the song “Go Rest High on That Mountain”. Opening hymn was “Here I Am Lord”. “Shepherd Me O God” was the Responsorial Psalm and “On Eagle’s Wings” was played during Communion. The Song of Farewell was “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and at dismissal, “The Wings of a Dove” was played. Servers for the Mass were William Mayberry and Brayden Vaughan. Donna Lowe served as keyboardist with Mary Trimble as Cantor. Burial took place at Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Keepes Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Chris A. Seibert.

FUNERAL REPORT-ALVEINA F. DILL

The funeral service for Alveina F. Dill was held Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Gospel Kingdom Church. Brother John Peach conducted the service. It included Music, Prayer, Eulogy and Message. Recorded music included “Love Me” by Collin Raye, “Near You” by George Jones and Tammy Wynette, “Go Rest High on That Mountain” by Vince Gill, and “I Can Only Imagine” by Mercy Me. Congregational song “In the Garden” was played by Beverly Peach, keyboardist, who also played before and after the service. The burial service was conducted by Brother Peach at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were William Dill, Erica Dill, Winter Dill, Nathan Dill, Nick Lawrence and Josh Dill.

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home was honored to serve the Dill family.

FUNERAL REPORT- DONNA JEAN LITHERLAND

The funeral service for Donna Jean Litherland was held Sunday, November 19, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home. Pastor Jeremy Henson and Pastor Nelson Reiber conducted the service. It included Prayer, Scripture Readings, Eulogy, Memories and Message. “Amazing Grace” sang by Elvis Presley was played during the service. Marcia Woodcock played prelude and postlude music. The burial service was conducted by Pastors Henson and Reiber at Highland Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers were Nick Litherland, Dylan Litherland, Dick Kennard, Damon Banks, Levi Banks and Luke Lambird. Short-Cunningham Funeral Home was honored to serve the Litherland family.

Funeral Report-Brad Cowling

Graveside Services were held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Brown Cemetery to honor the life of Brad Cowling. Pastor Gavin Bellinger conducted the service. Scripture readings included, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Psalm 9:2 and Psalm 23. “Amazing Grace” and “I’ll Fly Away” was played during the service. The poem, “May Peace like a River” along with a poem that Brad had written for his mom was shared during the service. Keepes Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Brad Cowling.

Russell Wayne Mays

Russell Wayne Mays, 67, of Albion, IL passed from this life to the next on November 16, 2017 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion.

Wayne was born June 26, 1950 in Mt. Vernon, IL to Olive (Lively) and Russell Mays. He married Anna Mae Morris on January 1, 1977 at the Keensburg Christian Church in Keensburg, IL, and she survives.

He had served as a part-time minister in the past for both the Bellmont Christian Church and the Wynoose Christian Church, and a factory worker at both Champion Labs and Snap-On. Wayne graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education from the Saint Louis Christian College in 2001, and was a member of the Sigma Lambda Chi Chi Honor Society. He enjoyed his grandchildren’s activities and singing for the Lord.

Wayne is survived by his wife, Anna Mae Mays of Albion; two sons: Jonathan (Rebekka) Mays of Browns and Kainen Mays of Albion; one daughter, Autumn Mays of Albion; three sisters: Diane Wilson of Oregon, Linda (Bob) Robinson of Mt. Vernon, and Elaine (Frankie) Owens of Mt. Vernon; and four grandchildren: Brooklyn, Trace, Maggie, and Windsor Mays. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Anna Maria Mays, and granddaughter Clemma Frances.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 20, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion. Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery in Mt. Carmel.

Memorials may be made to Toys For Tots, and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Fond memories and online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ingramfh.net.

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

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DONNA J. LITHERLAND

Donna Jean Litherland, 82, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017.

She was born July 12, 1935, in Harrisburg, Illinois, the daughter of Jeff and Goldie Mae (Hunt) Aldridge.  On August 6, 1954, she married James Litherland in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. 

Donna was an active member of Evangelical United Methodist Church holding many positions including chairman of the Board of Trustees.  She was a homemaker and loved the time she spent with her family and her sorority sisters of Beta Sigma Phi.

Her community was important, as she unselfishly donated much of her time to many charities and personally collected Christmas items and clothing each year for mentally handicapped children.

Left to cherish Donna’s memory is her husband of 63 years, Jim; children Steve Litherland and his wife Teresa of North Port, Florida, Kathy Jean Litherland of Harrisburg, Illinois, and, Jeffery Scott Litherland and his wife Sherrie of North Port, Florida; and three grandchildren Nicholas, Emily and Dylan Litherland all of North Port, Florida.   

Donna was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Clara and Jeannetta.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 19, 2017, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Short Funeral Home.  Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. with burial immediately following in Highland Memorial Cemetery.  

Memorials can be made to Illinois Special Olympics and to the charity of your choice.

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

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve the Litherland family.

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Donald Ray Brown

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Donald Ray Brown, 85, of Mount Carmel, Illinois passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving daughter, Telisa Brown. He was born on April 26, 1932 in Wabash County, Illinois the son of Arthur and Dolly (Alcorn) Brown.

Don faithfully served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a very hard worker and dedicated boilermaker. He enjoyed the company of his friends and family. Don loved being outdoors, mushroom hunting and spending time on the river fishing. He was a member of the VFW and the Eagles. Don will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Don is survived by his children, Telisa Brown of Mount Carmel, Kathy Foote of Mount Carmel and Todd (Patty Ewing) Brown of Grayville, IL; brother, Art (Beverly) Brown of Mount Carmel; sisters, Shirley (Wayne) Schroyer and Lois Clark; grandchildren, Sierra Brown, David Brown and Jennifer Vanfleet; two great grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Donnie Brown, Gil Clark and Kevin Clark; two brothers, Harold Brown and Ron Brown.

In keeping with Don’s wishes no formal services will be held. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Keepes Funeral Home is serving the family with the arrangements. To view Don’s tribute wall and leave online condolences, please visit our website at www.KeepesFuneralHome.com.

Glenn E. Schrader

Glenn E. Schrader, 80, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton, Indiana. He was born March 28, 1937 in Vincennes, Indiana the son of Frank M. and H. Evangeline (Leek) Schrader. He graduated from St. Francisville High School. Glenn married Mary Katherine Hering on August 8, 1959.

Glenn’s working career was in electronics sales. He attended four years of college at Eastern Illinois University. Glenn was an avid sports fan and a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Glenn loved all genres of music. He will be missed by his family and all who knew him.

Glenn will be remembered by his wife of fifty eight years, Mary Schrader of Mount Carmel; children, Glynnis Fisher of Mesa, AZ and Karla Schrader of Mount Carmel, IL Michael (Susan) Schrader of Knoxville; one granddaughter, Melissa Fisher. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 1, 2017 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Richison officiating. A private family burial will follow at St. Sebastian Catholic Cemetery in Wabash County, Illinois.

Family and friends may gather for a Memorial Visitation from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 1, 2017 in the Chapel of Keepes Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in Glenn’s memory to Heart to Heart Hospice, 415 E. 6th Street, Jasper, IN 47546 or to the Wabash County Animal Shelter Buddies, 11336 N. 1550 Blvd, Mount Carmel, IL 62863. Envelopes will be at the funeral home or can be mailed to Keepes Funeral Home, 1500 N. Cherry Street, Mount Carmel, IL 62863.

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

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Alveina Faye Dill, 84

Alveina Faye Dill, 84, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, peacefully passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at her residence surrounded by family.

Alveina was born August 18, 1933, in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, the daughter of Wesley J. and Clara B. (Webb) Perry. On June 5, 1948, she married Bill G. Dill in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Together they ran Dill Fish Market specializing in caviar. Alveina was a member of Gospel Kingdom Church.

Left to cherish Alveina’s memory are her children William G. Dill and his wife Debra of Keensburg, James R. Dill and his wife Brenda of Mt. Carmel, and foster daughter Rebecca Eads and husband Bobby of Mt. Carmel; great-granddaughter, that Alveina raised, Erica Paige Dill of Mt. Carmel; brother Charles “Sonny” Perry of DuQuoin, Illinois; five grandchildren; twenty one great-grandchildren; and, six great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Bill of 65 years, siblings Arvel, Leonard, Paul and Richard Perry, Juanita Grubb, Clara Alena Overline and Mary L. Campbell and grandson Robbie Dill.

Visitation for Alveina will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Gospel Kingdom Church, 1440 West Third Street. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor John Peach officiating. Burial service will immediately follow at Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southeastern Illinois, 800 E. Locust Street, Olney, Illinois 62450. Envelopes will be available at the service or can be mailed to Short-Cunningham Funeral Homes, 527 N. Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863.

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

Short-Cunningham Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dill family.

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