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J. Laverne Crane - 4/3/2015

J. Laverne Crane, age 80, of Centralia, passed away at 9:31 am on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at St. Mary's in Centralia, Illinois.    He worked as car welder for the Illinois Central Railroad for 32 years. He was lifelong area resident. He was Jehovah Witness. He enjoyed reading, gardening, and spending time with his family.

Memorial service for J. Laverne Crane will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Hillcrest Memorial Park Mausoleum with Jim Rockett officiating. Friends may call on Friday at time of service and asked to meet at cemetery. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Centralia Congregation of Jehovah Witness, and will be accepted at the Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, who is in charge of arrangements. Please visit irvinfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

J.Laverne Crane is survived by his Wife; Daughters- Susan Jayne Hanks of Odin, IL; Louanne Brink of Centralia, IL; Kristina Mulvaney and husband Delbert of Kinmundy, IL; Jill Crane Joiner and husband Ron of Salem, Il; Brother- James Mitchell Crane and wife Pam- Wayne City, IL; Step Daughters- Cindy Ann Keller of Pana, IL; Kelly Parrish of Salem, IL; Brother- Spencer Crane & wife Brenda of Centralia, IL; 13 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren.

J. Laverne Crane was born on December 5, 1934 in Centralia, IL, the son of Russell and Madge (Sessions) Crane. Donald married Anna Jane (Hall) Crane in 1955 in Salem, IL. She preceded him in death. Then he married Shirley Ann (Fortag) on November 11, 1989 in Odin, IL. She still survives in Centralia, IL.He was preceded in death by his Parents, 1st Wife, Daughter- Tammy Jo Graves, Brother- Alan Crane, Sister- Loretta Miller.


Marjorie R. Goodman - 4/3/2015

Marjorie R. Goodman, age 80, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 1:20 P.M. on Wednesday, April 1 2015, at Centralia Manor in Centralia, Illinois. 

The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois where friends may call 532-7321 for further information.  Online memorial condolences may be sent to Mrs. Goodman’s family at www.moranfuneralhome.net or on Facebook.


Paul Burge - 4/3/2015

Paul Burge

Paul Dwight Burge, 82, of Enid, Oklahoma, formerly of Salem passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Oklahoma University Medical Center.  Mr. Burge was employed in production for forty-two years with Texaco.  He started at the age of eighteen and never took a sick day.  His past hobbies included bull riding and restoring gas pumps and Coke machines.  He treasured the time he spent with his friends and family. 

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, April 3, 2015 Irvin Funeral Home with  Pastor Angie Ward, Adam Herald, & Dave Quick officiating.  Interment will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home.  For those who wish, memorials may be made to Relay for Life, and will be accepted at the Irvin Funeral Home in Odin, who is in charge of arrangements.  Please visit irvinfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

Survivors include his son David Burge, wife Kathy of Enid, OK; daughter Tina Quick, husband Dave of Salem, IL; grandchildren- Chad Burge, wife Michelle; and Kristie Felgenhauer, husband Steve; Sara Myers, husband John ;Angie Ward, husband Jason;Ryan Spencer ;Tyler Burge;  great-grandchildren - Ambroyca, Steven, Kayla, Jakob, Parker, Lily; and two sisters Barbara Middleton of Florida and Nonda Rostance of Odin.   

He was born June 18, 1932 the son of Donald and Lucille (Williams) Burge in Centralia.  He married Jeanine Hawley on October 31, 1949.  She preceded him in death on November 25, 2008.  In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his son Steven Burge and brother John Burge.  


Rick Hays - 4/3/2015

Rick Hays

Rick "Rock" Hays, 60 of Salem, IL died March 29, 2015 at his home in the care of his family.  He was retired as a conductor on the Union Pacific Railroad.  He was of the Christian faith.  He enjoyed fishing, wood carving and motorcycles.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Friday, April 3rd at the Harvey's Point Cemetery at Kell.  Family and friends will meet at the cemetery in time for the service.  There will be no public visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Donor's choice and will be received by the Rankin Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.

He married Janis Sauerwein October 23, 1983 in Kell and she survives in Salem.  Also surviving is his son Dane, his daughter Megan and her daughter Sylvey all of Salem.   His sister Marilyn Little Smith and husband Carol of Kell.  Also a sister-in-law Marion Hays of Salem.

Born May 7, 1954 in Salem, he was the son of Harry H. and Mildred (Prosise) Hays who preceded him in death.


Leroy C. Knolhoff - 4/2/2015

Leroy C. Knolhoff

Leroy C. Knolhoff., age 92, of Centralia, passed away at 5:48 am on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Illinois. He worked at Kas Potato Chip as supervisor. He also worked at Mother’s Bakery. He retired from Winning Edge. He was member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He was vice chairman elder for Couple’s Club. He was Sunday school teacher for bible school. He was a member of American Legion. He enjoyed fishing and traveling.  He served in the United States Army in World War II from January 1943 to December 31, 1945.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, April 2 , 2015 Trinity Lutheran Church interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park with Pastor Mark Girardin and Pastor Perry Schefelker officiating.  Friends may call on Thursday from 10-11 am at the church.  For those who wish, memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School, and will be accepted at the Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, who is in charge of arrangements. Please visit irvinfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family.  Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post #446 & V.F.W. Post #2055.

Mr. Knolhoff is survived by his Wife; 1 Son- Douglas Knolhoff and wife Kelly of Centralia, IL; daughters:  Joyce Knolhoff Frana and husband Tom of Ft. Myers Beach, FL; Nancy Knolhoff Oldfield and husband Mike of Ft. Myers, FL; Brother- Louis Earl “Hap” Knolhoff of Centralia, IL; 7 Grandchildren- Lisa Orlando and husband Vince of St. Peters, MO; D.J. Adams & wife Theresa of O’Fallon, MO; Aaron Oldfield and wife Jenna of St. Charles, MO; Cortnee Oldfield of St. Peters, MO; Kurt Knolhoff and wife Melissa of Centralia, IL; Chad Knolhoff and wife Tricia of Irvington, IL; Angie Wettstein and husband Paul of Mt. Sterling, IL; 11 Great Grandchildren.

He was born on November 28, 1922 in Centralia, IL, the son of Louis and Amelia (Huge) Knolhoff. Leroy married Veneda (Perkins) Knolhoff on October 30, 1945 in Centralia, IL. She still survives in Centralia, IL.  He was preceded in death by his Parents, 3 Brothers- Edwin, Melvin, Lester V. Knolhoff, and Sister- Selma Halstenberg.





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