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Donna Powless - 6/27/2016

Donna Powless

Donna Powless, age 72,of Kinmundy, died Thursday, June 23rd, 2016, at the Odin Care Center.  She was a system analyst at Kaskaskia College and of the Methodist Faith.  

Funeral services for Donna Anne Griggs Powless will be held at one Monday afternoon at the Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home in Salem. Burial at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia.  Visitation will be from 4 to 6 Sunday night at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Raymond D. Jack Meyers Memorial Scholarship Fund, Kinmundy-Alma Fire Department, or the Centralia Humane Society.

Survivors include her husband:  DavidPowless of Kinmundy; daughters:  Sara Powless and fiance John Hanlon of Springfield; Dr. Cecelia Powless and husband Ethan Heicher of Kokomo, Indaina; brother:  Robert Griggs of Salem; brother-in-laws:  Gary Powless and wife Marilyn of Centralia; Tom Tate and wife Indea of Salem, along with nieces and nephews.  

Donna Anne Griggs Powless was bornon July 19th, 1943 in Centralia to Otis Griggs and Sara (Cain) Griggs.  She married David Powless of Kinmundy on August 9th, 1969 at Grace Methodist Church in Salem.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers:  Otis Griggs Junior and Richard Griggs; two sisters:  Betty Raymond and Ruby Griggs; and a sister-in-laws:  Ladena Arnold, Virginia Griggs and June Griggs.  

Ruby Sisson - 6/27/2016

Ruby Sisson

Ruby Jessie Sisson, age 84, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 4:40 A.M. on Tuesday,  June 21, 2016, at Salem Township Hospital in Salem, Illinois.  Ms. Sisson was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Wamac, Illinois and later a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Centralia, Illinois. She enjoyed watching stock car races with her brother, Harold.  Ms. Sisson was a packer for Hollywood Brand Candy Company in Centralia, Illinois for 48 years.  She  lived of her life in Centralia, Illinois.

Graveside Services will be held at 12:01 P.M. on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Hillcrest Memorial Park near Centralia, Illinois with Pastor Mark Doane officiating.  Interment will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Park near Centralia, Illinois.  Friends may call from 10:30 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. on Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois.  Memorial contributions may be made in Ms. Sisson's memory to Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Centralia, Illinois and will be received at the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois. Please view the online obituary, send condolences or share memories with Ms. Sisson’s family at www.moranfuneralhome.net or on Facebook.

Ms. Sisson is survived by her brother-in-law; Owen Decker of Centralia, Illinois.

Ruby Jessie Sisson was born on August 2, 1931, in Centralia, Illinois, the daughter of Harry and Ida (Faudree) Sisson.  Ms. Sisson was preceded in death by her parents, brother; Harold Sisson, 3 sisters; Arline Decker, Viola Betty Sisson and Faye L. Sisson and niece; Janice K. “Jan” Decker.

David Mowrer - 6/26/2016

David Mowrer

David Mowrer, age 68, of Woodlawn, Illinois passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. David served our country in the United States Army for 12 years, then the Illinois National Guard for 16 years before retiring with the rank of Colonel.  He worked in the family business, Bobo’s Pizza, in Benton and Mount Vernon for several years before becoming the owner and operator of Royal Wholesale in Mount Vernon for 30 years.  David was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Mount Vernon and the Mount Vernon Elks (B.P.O.E.) Lodge 819.

Memorial Service will be held at 5:00 P.M. Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  Full Military Honors will be conducted at the conclusion of the service.  Greeting of Family and Friends will be held from 2:00 to Service Time 5:00 P.M. Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.  For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Disabled American Veterans or First Presbyterian Church 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.hugheyfh.com for further information and to send condolences.

David Mowrer is survived by his mother - Helena Mowrer of Mount Vernon, Illinois;  wife - Deanne Mowrer of Woodlawn, Illinois;  4 daughters - Michele Goodall of Arizona, Megan Dible of Arizona, Erika Knox and husband Dan of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Andrea Kosydor and husband Mike of Belleville, Illinois;  son - Kristopher Mowrer and wife Amy of Mount Vernon, Illinois;  7 grandchildren - Celeste, Haley, Eliana, Teya, Gavin, Ella, and Reed;  2 sisters - Carol McKeever and husband Frank of Arizona, Debi Hatton of Tennessee;  2 brothers - Paul Mowrer and wife Barb of Energy, Illinois, Curt Mowrer and wife Sharon of Mount Vernon, Illinois;  several nieces and nephews also survive.

David Mowrer was born Thursday, September 11, 1947 in Jackson, Michigan son of David C. and Helena "Maude" Mowrer.  He married Deanne Johnson on April 25, 1975 in Anchorage, Alaska.  His father and brother: Craig Mowrer preceded him in death.

Don W. Winkler - 6/26/2016

Don W. Winkler

Don W. Winkler, age 66, of Odin, passed away Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at Salem Township Hospital.  He was a truck driver and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  

There will be no public funeral services for Don Winkler.  The Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  

Don Winkler is survived by children:  Don Winkler, Junior of Centralia, John Winkler of Salem; Chris Winkler of Centralia, and Jeremy Winkler of Centralia; brother:  David Winkler of Salem; sister: Nola Cobb of Patoka; half-brothers:  Richard Winkler of Arkansas and Glenn Winkler of Centralia; half-sister:  Sharon Horst of Arkansas, as well as by several grandchildren.

Don Winkler was born on June 25th, 1949 in Centralia to Don Turney Winkler and Mary Catherine (Lee) Winkler.  Both preceded him in death.    


Patricia Ann Reagan - 6/26/2016

Patricia Ann Reagan

Patricia Ann Reagan, 75, formerly of Centralia, died on June 21, 2016 at Belleville Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Reagan was a homemaker. She treasured the time she spent with her family.

Graveside services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Pritchard Cemetery in Boulder Cemetery with Jay O'Brist officiating. Memorials may be made to Pritchard Cemetery Fund.  On-line condolences and memories of Patricia may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com or on Facebook.

Survivors include: step-children, Joe Reed Reagan and Elizabeth Reagan of LA; brother, Lonnie Skipper  and wife Lee of Collinsville; sister, Veronica Lynn Bowlby of Collinsville; cousins, Hazel "Sissy" O'Brist and husband Junior of Centralia, Revis Erwin of Centralia; nieces and nephews, Joe Skipper and wife Tara , Danny Skipper and wife Diana, and Tonya Bowlby.

She was born on August 16, 1940, the daughter of Alonzo and Elizabeth (Pursley) Skipper of Centralia. On March 15, 1977, she married Donald Gene Reagan in Mt. Vernon and he preceded her in death. He preceded her in death on July 24, 2006.  She was preceded in death by: her parents, Alonzo and Elizabeth Skipper and husband, Donald Reagan. And nephew Anthony Bowlby.

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