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Janice Kay Brinkmann - 9/5/2015

Janice Kay Brinkmann

Janice Kay Brinkmann, age 76 of Centralia and formerly of Carlyle, passed away at her home on Friday, August 28th, 2015. Janice was a homemaker, and she enjoyed crocheting and quilting.

A funeral service for Janice Kay Brinkman will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 5th, 2015, at Zieren Funeral Home in Carlyle.  Interment will follow at Carlyle Township Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at Zieren Funeral Home on Saturday morning from 9:00 - 11:00 A.M.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mrs. Brinkmann are suggested to the Matthew 25 Food Pantry or to the Clinton County Humane Society and will be received at Zieren Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.zierenfuneralhome.com.  

Mrs. Brinkmann is survived by her five children - Mike Brinkmann of Victoria, Texas; Jeff Brinkmann and wife Kathy of London, Ohio; Kristina Brinkmann List of Centralia; Jeni Brinkmann Jenne and husband Jason of Collierville, Tennessee; and Lori Brinkmann Worledge and husband Will of Memphis, Tennessee; her grandchildren - Ashley, Stephen, Austin, Kendalyn, Lexi, Sage, and Samuel; a great grandson - Blaine; and 2 sisters - Joyce Heimbuecher and husband Jim of Tombstone, Arizona; and Lorna Williams of Pulaski, Tennessee. 

Janice was born on August 26, 1939, in Indiana, the daughter of Jessie (Swift) Burnett and Rayburn Wells.  She married Robert H. Brinkmann on July 5, 1969, in Evansville, Indiana and he preceded her in death on October 22, 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a brother – Dalton Wells.

Velma McNeil Lowry - 9/3/2015

Velma McNeil Lowry

Velma McNeil Lowry, age 97, of Mt. Vernon, IL, died 2:50 p.m. Saturday, August 29th, 2015 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Baptist Temple.

Funeral service for Velma McNeil Lowry will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon with Rev. Ron Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery in rural Woodlawn. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral Home.  For more information you may call Newell Funeral Home at 246-0100 or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com

Velma McNeil Lowry is survived by her children:  Donna Kay Pollard of Austell, Georgia; Michael Earl McNeil of Belle Rive; and Debra J. Launay and husband Paul of Mt. Vernon; grandchildren: Melanie McKinnon, Ernie Pollard, Shane McNeil and wife Jamie, Michael Launay and wife Polly, Justin Launay and wife Susan, Makenzie Schettler and husband Ben, and Lacy Griffin and husband Keith; seven great-grandchildren: Amy Norton, Sarah McKinnon, Jude Griffin, Melina, Seth, Jillian and Nathan Launay; and also two great-great-grandchildren: Kylie Schelmidt, and Dylan Norton.

Velma was born June 24, 1918, in Tolono, Illinois the daughter of Asa Eli and Estella (Merriman) Newell. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Lowry was preceded in death by her three husbands: Paul Capp, Earl H. McNeil and Doval Lowry; sister: Gladys Wells Lacey; four brothers: Joel, Russell, Frances and William Herbert Newell; daughter-in-law: Gloria McNeil; and also a son-in-law, Ernest Pollard.

Kamerun Miller - 9/2/2015

Kamerun Miller, age 16 of Centralia, passed away Saturday, August 29th, 2015.

Funeral arrangements for Kamerun Miller are pending at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, where friends may inquire for further information

Randle 'Randy' Lee Love - 9/2/2015

Randle 'Randy' Lee Love

Randle “Randy” Lee Love, age 62 of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at his home on August 30, 2015 around 2:00 am.  Randy worked as an insurance broker, owning UFL Financial Services in Centralia and was formerly a teacher and coach at Selmaville Grade School in Salem, IL.  Randy graduated from Centralia High School, and was a proud member of the 1969 Wild Bunch football team. Randy went on to attend North Central College to play football, where he graduated with his Bachelors degree in Physical Education and worked as a scout in the athletic department.  Randy loved sports, but even more than that he loved and was devoted to his family, friends, and dogs, Leo and Bruiser.  Randy attended Central City Baptist Church.  His hobbies included camping, golfing, and Cardinal baseball. He lived his life to serve others and the Lord.
Funeral Services for Randy Love will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Sutherland Funeral Home in Centralia with Pastor Glenn Stringham officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 1, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the funeral home. Memorial Donations may be made to the Six Lemons and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home, which is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com
Randy lived in Centralia all his life and is survived by his wife, Bonnie Love, and daughter, Laraine Love.  Other survivors include his two sisters: Phyllis Stringham and husband Glenn of Fayetteville, GA and Carolsue Terasconi and husband Richie of Deltona, FL; a brother-in-law, Larry Fisher of Marion, IL.
Randy was born on December 21, 1952, in Centralia, Illinois, being the son of Helen and RL Love who still reside in Centralia.Randy was preceded in death by his sister, Sally Fisher. 

Barbara Ann Roberson - 9/2/2015

Barbara Ann Roberson

Barbara Ann Roberson, 72, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Saturday Evening, August 29, 2015, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon.  She graduated from Anniston High School, and later went to Rend Lake College and Mt. Vernon Beauty School.  Barbara worked as a CNA in Home Health Care.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Roberson will be held Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at 1:00 p.m., at Osborn Funeral Home, with Benton Fitzjerrells and Gary Davenport officiating.  Burial will follow at Zion Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, and will be accepted at the funeral home or by mail to Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830.  Online condolences may be made at www.osbornfuneralhomeinc.com.

Barbara Ann Roberson is survived by her husband, Donald Roberson of Mt. Vernon, three sons:  Chris Roberson of Davenport, Iowa, Robert Roberson of Mt. Vernon, and Rick Roberson and wife Louetta of Dix;  two daughters: Cindy Krisch of Mt. Vernon and Donna Luktich and husband Luke of Coulterville, Illinois;  several grandchildren; several great grandchildren;  two brothers, Terry Childers and wife Pat of Collinsville, Illinois, and Jim Childers and wife Vicki of McLeansboro, Illinois;  four sisters:  Glenda Loftis of Mt. Vernon, Phyllis Kellison and husband Randy of Tilden, Illinois, Judy Reichman and husband Steve of Irvington, and Sandy Schuster and husband Donald of McLeansboro;  a sister-in-law, Barb Childers;  and several nieces and nephews.

Barbara Ann Roberson was both July 28, 1943, in East Prairie, Missouri, the daughter of James Paul and Virginia (Brock) Childers. On February 16, 1967, in Belle Rive, she married Donald Roberson, and he survives.  The ceremony was performed by Kenneth Holland.   She was preceded in death by her parents;  two brothers, Charles Bulmenberg and Don Childers;  and two sisters, Sherri Miller and Cathy Childers.

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