• Richard Alan Towal, 88 Years and 12 Days, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 1:35 P.M. February 12, 2018 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Richard was a lifelong Christian, baptized at the First Baptist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois that was at 8th and Jordan Street. He participated in Mount Vernon’s Boy Scouts of America as a member and a leader for over 16 years. Following World War II, he was a director of Civilian Defense Ground Observer Corporation in Jefferson County, Illinois. After graduating school, he worked in Saint Louis, Missouri, Crab Orchard, Illinois, and Mount Vernon, Illinois with Montgomery Ward and Company in 1951. His first company transfer was to the Corporate Offices in Chicago, Illinois in 1956. In 1984, he transferred to the San Francisco Bay area, where he completed a 41 year career, retiring in 1992 as Project Engineer. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.
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  • John L. “Whitie” Gregory, 93 of Sandoval, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his home. Whitie served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After serving in the Military he went to Barber School in the late 1940’s to begin his career. He owned and operated Whitie’s Barber Shop in Sandoval for 50 plus years. He was a member of the Sandoval Masonic Lodge 932, Ainad Temple of Southern Illinois, Life Member of the Centralia V.F.W. Post 2055, DAV Illinois 76, and Central City Lions Club. He was also a Life Member of the Centralia American Legion Post 446 and in February of 2017 he received a pin, hat, and plaque for being the longest active member of 70 years. He was baptized and a member of the First Christian Church of Disciples in Sandoval for many years. Whitie enjoyed camping and fishing. He would take his wife “Tiny” dancing on Saturday nights at the V.F.W. for many years. Whitie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and his family meant the world to him.
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  • Evelyn Laura Kehder, age 81, of Centralia, Illinois, formerly of Belleville, Illinois, passed away at 7:00 P.M. on Friday, February 9, 2018, at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle, Illinois, with her loving family by her side. Mrs. Kedher was a housewife and homemaker. She was a home-based cake decorator in Belleville, Illinois for 15 years. She also served as a home technician for Addus Home Health Care in Belleville, Illinois. She has lived in Centralia, Illinois since 2012 and formerly lived in Belleville, Illinois. Mrs. Kehder was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Centralia, Illinois. She was a former member of St. Augustine of Canterbury in Belleville, Illinois, where she taught CCD classes for 25 years. She baked for the noon lunches and card parties that were held at the church. She was an auxiliary member of the Ursuline Sisters in Belleville, Illinois. Mrs. Kedher was a Pink Lady at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and greatly enjoyed bingo. She cherished the time she spent with her family and loved her children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
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  • Patsy Ann Smith, age 83, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:22 A.M. February 11, 2018, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Mrs. Smith worked as a bank officer at Commercial National Bank in Chicago, Illinois. She was a member of the American Legion and Am Vets Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing the slot machines, bowling, and serving as a den mother for the Cub Scouts. She was loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
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  • Josephine Monroe, age 76, of Kell, passed away on February 9th, 2018 at Twin Willows Nursing Center in Salem. She worked at Littlefuse in Centralia, adored her family, and loved to bake and play cards. Josephine was of the Christian Faith.
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  • Bonnie Jean Hall of Kinmundy departed this life on February 9, 2018 at 11:25 am, at Twin Willows Nursing Home in Salem surrounded by her loving family. Bonnie Jean was a homemaker and loved to cook for her family and friends. She was a wife, mother and good friend to many. Bonnie's life was dedicated to her family and raising her children and grandchildren. She also spent many years volunteering with the Salvation Army in Centralia.
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  • Seymour Frankel, 90, of Dix, passed away early Monday morning, Feb. 5, 2018, at Nature Trail Health Care Center, in Mt. Vernon. He graduated from Marshall High School in Chicago, Illinois, and enlisted in the United States Army, serving in the 93rd Airdrome Squadron. He enjoyed collecting coins and vinyl records, and enjoyed shopping, travel, history, cooking, photography, current events, dancing, going out to eat, and his family.
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  • Sarah Clark, age 76, of Salem, IL and formerly of Brig Rock, VA, passed away February 2, 2018, at the Twin Willow Nursing Center in Salem. A homemaker, she was of the Christian faith and will be lovingly remembered as a very giving person who loved to make floral arrangements for her family and friends.
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  • Geraldine Renee “Gerry” Kimmel, age 73, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 9:53 A.M. on Friday, February 2, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital with her loving family by her side. Gerry was born into and baptized in the Catholic faith. She was later a member of the First Baptist Church in Centralia, Illinois, where she was baptized into the Baptist faith. She was a crafty lady, who made lovely centerpieces and amended jewelry and shoes. She was an avid yard sale attendee and enjoyed her lottery scratch-off tickets. She enjoyed watching her television shows, including Wheel of Fortune and The Golden Girls. Gerry was an animal lover to the end of her earthly life. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her two granddaughters. She always looked forward to family gatherings, cook-outs, and parties. She was known as a surrogate mom to many people and was a mother and grandmother to many children in her community.
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  • Evelyn Seats, age 87, of Sandoval, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary's hospital. Evelyn went to cosmetology school and became a Beautician. She enjoyed gardening and home decorating. She had a passion for painting with oils, water colors and acrylics. She was well known for her murals, in which some of her work is displayed in the Methodist Church in Sandoval and Goose Creek Oil Company. Her art work was featured in art shows in Columbus, Ohio, Sandoval and Centralia. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
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