• Delores "Dee" Wantland, 81, of Salem, IL died November 18, 2017, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She and her husband formerly owned Paradise Flowers for many years. Following retirement, she loved to play golf. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and dearly loved all of her family members. She attended the 1880 Church in Omega while living there as a child.
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  • Maxine Easley Todd, 97, of Salem, IL died November 11, 2017 at Twin Willow Nursing Center in Salem. She worked several years at the Salem Pant's Factory. She later became the owner-operator of Salem Flowers and Greenhouse in Salem. Her memberships included St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church, the Salem Moose Lodge, and Salem American Legion Post Auxiliary.
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  • Leslie W. Marlow, 88, of Dix, passed away 7:35 p.m. Monday, November 13, 2017, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital, in Mt. Vernon. He graduated from Sanders Grade School and Woodlawn High School, and served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, from 1950 to 1952. He was a member of First Christian Church of Salem, and prior to retirement, worked as a Rural Mail Carrier for 33 years, in Texico. He enjoyed snow skiing, water skiing, and roller skating, and loved teaching children how to ski.
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  • Charles Fulton, age 73, of Centralia, died Sunday night, November 12th, at his home. He was a farmer and livestock producer who served as Chairman of the Board and an Elder at Young's Chapel; Raccoon Township Supervisor for 52 years; treasurer of the Marion County Fair Board, and member of the Marion County Farm Bureau Board and Soil and Water Conservation District Board.
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  • Bill McClaskey, age 82, of Salem, IL died November 15, 2017, at Salem Township Hospital. Bill was an accountant and clerk for Texaco, Inc. Following retirement, he was a Special Education Student Aid for Salem Community High School. He was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Centralia. He served in the United States Navy as a Yeoman on the USS Bon Homme Richard (1954-1958). A family man, he loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
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  • Dortha D. (Robertson) Johnston, 89 of Centralia, passed away at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Dortha’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends.
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  • Nicholas Gabriel King, 19, of Belle Rive, Illinois passed away at 5:57 A.M. November 11, 2017 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Nicholas was a 2016 graduate of Mount Vernon Township High School. He worked at Shawnee LED as a videographer. Nicholas loved to have fun with his family and friends. His personality shined above the rest. He was always happy, smiling and clowning around. Nicholas was dearly loved and will be missed by all knew him.
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  • Kenneth Ray Wilson, 86, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 10:10 P.M. November 11, 2017, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Kenneth served his country in the United States Air Force. He was the owner/operator of several service stations in Mt. Vernon. He started with the Texaco station and later Phillips 66, both on East Main Street and later operated the Shell station at 10th and Jordan. He later retired from Nu Bowl Lanes in Mt. Vernon. Kenneth enjoyed having coffee with his buddies. He loved his family dearly and wanted everyone to know that. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
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  • Conrad Clinton Coffey, 93, of Centralia, IL passed away Monday, November 13, 2017 at Fireside Nursing Home Centralia, IL. Mr. Coffey was a member of the New Destiny Church.
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  • Carol Louise Trulock, age 99, of Savoy, IL died on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at her home in Savoy. Carol was a secretary as a young woman, but when Pearl Harbor was bombed, the newlyweds moved to Tulsa, OK so Dale could teach at Spartan Aircraft Academy to help train the pilots and mechanics for the WWII effort. In 1954, Carol and Dale had the opportunity to moved to Champaign, IL and Dale joined the faculty of the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation. Carol was an executive secretary in the Campus Planning Office for over 20 years, and they lived in Champaign/Savoy for the reminder of their lives. Carol and Dale were enthusiastic supporters of the Illini Athletics and were very active in the First Presbyterian Church of Champaign. In addition, Carol belonged to women's associations, church bible study groups, and she loved to play the piano and bridge.
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