• Joseph Charles Krivi, Jr. passed away February 4, 2018 from complications following bypass surgery at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Joe attended grade school at Sacred Heart School in Granite City and graduated high school from East Alton-Wood River High School in June of 1967. He entered the United States Navy shortly thereafter and began a course of study in nuclear powered submarines. His interest shifted to Underwater Demolition Training, the precursor to the Navy SEALS, during the Vietnam War era. Upon release from military service, Joe received an Associate’s Degree in Marine Biology from UC Santa Barbara and later a Bachelor’s Degree from SIU Carbondale. He once found employment as a diver, doing deep dives checking oil lines off the Louisiana coast. He was a journeyman electrician and lineman with Illinois Power Company and worked up the ranks to supervision in Mount Vernon. Joe was a longtime resident and had recently retired from the Big Muddy Correctional Facility in Ina, Illinois. He loved the game of golf and his friends at Indian Hills Golf Course. He enjoyed travel and his timeshare friends from all over the world.
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  • Gerald I. "Jerry" Yost, 75, of Centralia, IL passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Centralia Manor in Centralia, IL. Mr. Yost proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was employed at Rockwell Meridian as a paint mixer and retired from there in 2003.
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  • Doris June (Stewart) England, born to Paul Glendon and Clara (Hays) Stewart in rural McClellen Township on Saturday, October 11, 1930, passed away in Mount Vernon on Monday, February 05, 2018. Mrs. England retired from General Motors after 30 years of service in management. She was active in Business and Professional Women’s Club, Junior Women’s Club, as well as Bridge Club where she claimed to have played badly. Doris and her husband enjoyed many winters in Florida and trips to the west and to the east coast. She was a member of Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon for many years.
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  • Dexter Marie Orrison, age 88, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 4:50 P.M. February 2, 2018, at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Dexter worked as a secretary for the Opdyke-Belle Rive School System and was a member of Opdyke Missionary Baptist Church. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
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  • Daniel Warren "Dan" Green, 72, of Iuka, IL passed away Saturday, February 3, 2018 at his home. Mr. Green was proud to serve his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War Era. He was a member of the Iuka Beagle Club and a lifetime member of DAV Chapter of St. Louis. Dan was of the Christian faith. He was a passionate outdoorsman enjoying coon and rabbit hunting, along with training beagle dogs. He was an awesome fisherman, loving to share his fishing stories. Dan was a true animal lover and spent much time in his garden. He was a wonderful family man and will be deeply missed by all his family.
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  • Dale Reid, 85, of Odin, IL passed away Sunday, February 4, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia, IL. He was born on May 9, 1932.
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  • Richard "Rick" Van Tolliver, age 61 of Louisville, passed away at 9:00 pm, Saturday, February 3, 2018, at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham. He was employed as a laborer with the Village of Louisville and loved watching professional wrestling on TV.
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  • Betty Ruth Soloman, 89, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 2:45 A.M. Monday, February 5, 2018 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was a wonderful, loving mother to her daughters and grandmother to her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
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  • Hazel M. Stanley, age 98, formerly of Ingraham, passed away at 7:55 pm, February 1, 2018, at Heartland Christian Village in Neoga, IL. During Hazel's working years, she was employed at the International Shoe Company, a secretary at Four Sisters Manufacturing and was a beautician in her home. She enjoyed helping out at the farm and showing cattle at the fairs. She was a member of the Clay County Home Extension, a 4-H leader, and a member of the Ingraham Christian Church. She enjoyed fishing, quilting, collecting bells and picking four-leaf clovers.
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  • Deanna L. Derry, 65, passed away at 3:30 A.M. February 3, 2018, at her residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Deanna graduated Mount Vernon Township High School and retired from Western Union in Mount Vernon. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
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