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Martez Monroe Marshall - 5/3/2014

Martez Monroe Marshall

Martez Monroe Marshall, age 31, of Centralia, passed away at 10:40 am on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 in Centralia, Illinois.   He worked as cashier at Biggies and was a member of Rick's Chapel AME Zion Church.

Funeral service Martez Monroe Marshall will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia with Rev. Ronald Johnson. Followed by cremation.  Friends may call on Saturday from 11-1 pm at the funeral home. For those who wish, memorials may be made to Family, 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.

Martez Marshall is survived by his mother - Minnie Marshall of Centralia; Brother- Marzeal Marshall Jr. of Greenville, Il; Derick Mathus of Centralia, Il; Sister- Racquel Marshall of Centralia, Il; Sister in Law- Gabriella Marshall of Centralia, Il; Nephews - Marzeal Marshall III, Ke' Shawn Marshall, Dillion Falbe, and Devon Falbe, along with a host of friends and relatives.

Martez Marshall was born on April 26, 1982 in Centralia, IL, the son of Marzeal and Minnie (Franklin) Marshall.   He was preceded in death by his father- Marzeal Marshall Sr.


Beulah Mae Houston - 4/29/2014

Beulah Mae Houston

Beulah Mae Houston, 94, of Centralia, IL passed away at 9:52 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at her home in Centralia, Illinois.  She was member of 15th Street Church.

Funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery with Rev. Larry Morse officiating.  Friends may call on Tuesday afternoon from 12-3 pm at the funeral home.  Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, who is in charge of arrangements. Please visit irvinfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

Mrs. Houston is survived by her 7 grandchildren, many great grandchildren & great great grandchildren.

She was born on April 8, 1920 in Barbourville, Ky, the Daughter of Joseph & Pearly T. (Shelton ) Bunch.  She is preceded in death by her parents, 4 children- Phyllis, Wanda, Ricky, Theresa, & grandson- Andy Buttacavoli.


Sharon Kaye Bierman - 4/28/2014

Sharon Kaye Bierman

Sharon Kaye Bierman, age 73, of Centralia, passed away at 8:45 am on Monday, April 21, 2014 at her home in Centralia, Illinois.  She was homemaker. She was lifelong Centralia resident. She was member of Church of Christ 161 East.

Memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, April 28, 2014 at Church of Christ 161 East in Centralia. With Minister Stephen Nail officiating.Friends may call at time of service. Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, who is in charge of arrangements. Please visit irvinfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, Stepfather- Gilbert Links, 3 Brothers- Johnny Dewayne Bierman, Robert Eugene Bierman, David Leon Bierman, Sister- Marilyn Howell, and Cousin- Jacqueline Yates.

She was born on June 1, 1940 in Centralia, IL, the daughter of John Henry & Hazel (Morgan) Bierman. Mrs. Bierman is survived by her Son- Joseph Leon Bierman of Centralia, IL; Sister in Law- Ida Rose Bierman of New Hampshire.


Stephanie Angel Nepsha - 4/27/2014

Stephanie Angel Nepsha

Stephanie Angel Nepsha, 36, died on Dec. 31, 2013, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Ms. Nepsha attended Hawthorn Grade School in Salem and was a 1995 graduate of Centralia High School. She attended Hickey College in St. Louis. Stephanie loved animals and will be forever remembered for her smile.  She was a huge Chicago - Bears Fan and an even bigger Chicago Cubs Fan. 


Celebration of life services will be held at 3:00 pm Sunday, April 27th at the Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 27th at the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at irvinfuneralhome.com

Survivors include her soulmate, Stephen McConnell; mother and stepfather, Christine and Randy Shelton of Irvington; sister, Jessica V. Nepsha of Chicago; brother, Ron Nepsha and wife Dawn of LaPorte; mother-in-law, Joyce Arquiett of Freeberg; father-in-law, Dan McConnell . and wife Beth of Waterloo; step-grandmother, Barbara Shelton of Henderson, Ky.; step-grandfather, John Shelton of Morganfield, Ky.; and aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends. 

Stephanie Nepsha was born on May 17, 1977 in LaPorte, IN, daughter of Ronald E and Christine M. Nepsha.  She was preceded in death by her father.  


Velma M Aldrich Jackson - 4/26/2014

Velma M Aldrich Jackson

Velma M. Aldrich Jackson, 98, of Alma, IL died April 23, 2014 at Doctors Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem.  She was a retired employee of Brown Shoe Co. in Salem where she worked for 34 years.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Salem.

Funeral Services for Velma M. Jackson will be 11:00 AM Saturday, April 26 at the Rankin Funeral Home in Salem with Dr. Andy DeWitt officiating.  Burial will follow at Andereck-McClelland Cemetery, Sandoval.  Visiting hours will be from 10:00 A.M. until the service hour on Saturday at the Rankin Funeral Home.  Memorials are requested to the First Baptist Church in Salem or the Alma United Methodist Church and accepted by the funeral home.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews including Geri Newport of Salem; Marie Weckhorst and husband Donald of Paxton; Jean Mabis and husband Bliss of Peoria; Judy Orwig and husband Larry of Glenelg, Maryland; Melodie Berry and husband Anthony of Washington; Randy Aldrich and wife Nancy of Decatur; Robert Doudera of Washington; Mike Aldrich and wife Marsha of Princeville; Burl McWhirter and wife Betty of Knoxville, TN; Paul Dean McWhirter of Sandoval; 3 grandchildren Several great grandchildren.

Born November 22, 1915 in Alma, she was the daughter of Jesse D. and Florence (Gammon) Aldrich who preceded her in death.  She married Earl Jackson in 1979.  He preceded in her in death, August 24, 1987.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by Lillian Squibb, her step-daughter; a brother Cecil Aldrich Sister, Edith Doudera;  Brothers,  Glenn, Philip, Rex and Harry Aldrich and sister Bessie McWhirter.





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