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Mary F. Weeks - 12/12/2015

Mary F. Weeks

Mary F. Weeks, age 107, of Alma, died Thursday, November 26th, 2015 at Salem Township Hospital.  She was a retired school teacher and member of the Alma Christian Church.

Funeral service for Mary Weeks will be held on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 11 am at Alma Christian Church, with Howard Crapps and Ran Vanausdall officiating.  Visitation from ten am December 12th until the time of the service.  Memorials may be made to the Alma Christian Church and may be left at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem, who is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include son: Charles Andrew 'Andy' Weeks and wife Veronika of Bloomington, IL and daughter:  Phyllis Smith and husband Richard of Salem; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Mary Weeks was born on August 1st, 1908 in Alma to Howard Winks and Rose Hannah (Ross) Weeks.  She married Lloyd Wilson Weeks on December 21st, 1941 in St. Louis, MO.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son:  Lloyd Weeks, Junior in 2005.. 

Anna Catherine (Medder) Barkley - 12/5/2015

Anna Catherine (Medder) Barkley

Anna Catherine (Medder) Barkley, age 96, of Salem, died Saturday, November 28th, 2015 at Doctor's Nursing and Rehabilitation in Salem.  She liked embroidery and loved working at organizing holiday get togethers.  She also spent time at family reunions and was a Sunday school teacher at Hickery Hill Church where she was a member.

Funeral Service for Anna Catherine (Medder) Barkley will be held at 1:30 Saturday at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem, with David Williams officiating.  Burial at the Palestine Cemetery.  Visitation will be after 12:30 Saturday until the time of the service. Memorials may be made to the Palestine Cemetery.  

Survivors include her husband: John Barkley; sister:  Altrus B. Shehorn of Salem; two nieces:  Freida B. Smith of Salem; Steve M. McGarrett of Salem; two nephews:  Robert D. Shehorn and wife Joann of Salem; Tommie R. Shehorn and wife Linda of Senia; and many other nieces and nephews.  

Anna Catherine (Medder) Markley was born on October 16th, 1919 in Romine Township to Clarence Medder and Rada Jane (Wolf) Medder.  They both preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by sister:  Alice May Medder and brother:  Samuel Archie Medder.  

Robert June Tibbs, Jr - 12/5/2015

Robert June Tibbs, Jr

Robert June Tibbs, Jr, Age 65, of Centralia, Illinois, died Saturday, November 21, 2015. Mr. Tibbs was an Over the road truck driver and owner of Tibbs Auto Body Repair. His passion was restoring cars. He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle. He enjoyed camping and spending time with his family and beloved dog (Wolf Dog) China. He looked forward to talking with his dear friend, Chris Cowie every day.

Mr. Tibbs will be cremated as per his wishes. There will be a Celebration of Life held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from - 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm at the Centralia Moose. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to his wife Rhonda Tibbs.

Robert Tibbs is survived by his wife: Rhonda (Sligar) Tibbs; Son: Larry R. Tibbs; Daughters: Lisa (Tibbs) Carpenter and husband Rod and Angie Tibbs and friend Mark Hamilton; Brother:  David Schroeter and wife Bridgett; Sister: Debbie Redmond and husband Frank; Stepfather: Smokey Kementz; Grandchildren: Aaliyah Williams, Tarik Tibbs, Michael, Brooke, Kristine, Brandon and Aemilia Daiber, Seth Orrill, Jordan, Lacota and Sabrina Carpenter; Great Grandchildren:  Ezra and Eli Orrill; Brothers in law: Albert Hendricks, Duane Martin and wife Mary, Troy Martin and wife Julie; Sisters in Law: Linda Hails and husband Harold, Diana Frese and husband Glenn, and Lisa Kracht and husband Gene. 

Robert Tibbs was born March 27, 1950, in Centralia, IL. Son of Virginia (Ellis) Kementz and Robert J. Tibbs, Sr.  He was preceded in death by his Mother and Father, Sister Diana Hendricks and Stepson Billy Ripley.  

Alice M. Finley - 12/2/2015

Alice M. Finley, age 84, of Centralia, passed away on November 28th, 2015 at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center.

Funeral arrangements for Alice Finley are pending at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home.

Leuty R. Chambliss - 12/2/2015

Leuty R. Chambliss

Leuty R. Chambliss, age 92 of Bluford, Illinois died at 9:30 P.M.Friday, November 27, 2015 at Saint Louis University Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri.  Leuty served our country in the United States Army in World War II in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre.  He retired from Illinois Central Railroad where he was employed as a switchman.  He also worked as a blacksmith with his father and two brothers.  He served on many committees and boards over the years, including: former Webber Township Supervisor, Jefferson County Board, Webber Township Fire Protection District Board, past Bluford Ruritan Club President, Bluford Grade School Board, Jefferson Masonic Lodge #368 at Opdyke where he served as the Masonic Chaplain, and Thresherman of the Year at the Bluford Engine Show.  He was an active member of First Baptist Church of Bluford where he served as a Sunday School Teacher for many years and loved his church family.  He never knew a stranger and always had a story to tell.  He enjoyed having coffee with his WWII buddies.

Funeral Service for Leuty R. Chambliss will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at First Baptist Church in Bluford, Illinois, with Reverend Scott Lambrich officiating.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Masonic Rites will be held at 8:00 P.M. the evening of the visitation.  Burial at the Harmony Cemetery in Jefferson County, Illinois.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Harmony Cemetery or Donor's Choice and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.   Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call (618) 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information and to send condolences

Survivors include Daughters:  Peggy Waller and husband Floyd of Du Quoin, Illinois; Janet Tinsley of Bluford, Illinois; Deborah Sneed and husband Marion of Bluford, Illinois; Grandchildren:  Steve Pierce and wife Sheila, Lisa Lowery and husband Kevin, April Waller, Jeff Tinsley and wife Gloria, Gina Tinsley, Jana Raymer and husband Patrick, Justin Sneed and wife Jenny, Jeremy Sneed and special friend Kristin; Step Grandchildren:  Angel Cooper and Candace Waller; Great Grandchildren:  Kendra and husband Dustin, Cody and wife Shelbi, Eric and wife Megan, Danara, Remington, Jessica, Winchester, Colt, Justis, Jacob, Sam, Madalyn, Cale, Maryn, Kameron, and Jase; Step Great Grandchild:  Jessica Cooper; Great-Great Grandchildren:  Grayson and Hadlee; Sister-in-Law:  Mary Catherine Chambliss of Wayne City, Illinois;  Several Nieces and Nephews and many other people he considered family who called him "Grandpa Leuty" also survive

Leuty Chamblis was born on Monday, December 25, 1922 in the Harmony Community of Jefferson County, Illinois to Sam and Bertha (King) Chambliss.  He married Loretta Stover on November 14, 1942 in Saint Charles, Missouri.  She preceded him in death on May 16, 2006.  His parents, brothers: Willis; Leonard; Junior; and Estelle, and sisters: Grace; Reva; Pet; Maxine; and Geraldine also preceded him in death.

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