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Mary Ellen Pitney - 8/1/2016

Mary Ellen Pitney, age 94, passed away on Friday July 1, 2016 at her home in Kinmundy, IL. While residing in California she worked as a teacher, a career that she enjoyed immensely. Mary Ellen was an avid geneologist and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Salem Chapter 202, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Salem.

A memorial mass and blessings of her cremains will be held on Monday August 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Salem. A reception will be held in the church hall following the memorial service.Memorial donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders and may be mailed to the funeral home.  Please visit www.jwnealfuneralhome.net to leave memorial tributes, condolences or to light a candle.

Mary Ellen is survived by daughters Patricia Ridgeway of California, Sharon Folsom of Kinmundy, Pamela Crumb of Watervliet, Mi; brother, Dr. David Paul Williams of Halifax, Nova Scotia; 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.

Mary Ellen was born in Carbondale Illinois on September 23, 1921, to William Matthew Williams and Martha Eva (Butler) Williams.  Mary Ellen graduated from SIU's school of education with a minor in journalism in 1941. During WWII, Mary Ellen worked for the FBI and the state department. Mary Ellen was united in marriage to Oliver Xavier Pitney in Reno, NV in 1947. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Robert Pitney, brothers Chester, William Edmond and Daniel Earl Williams; sisters Virginia Olave Williams Miles, Violet Gale Newton, and infant sister Ione Williams.

Mark A. Robbins - 7/31/2016

Mark A. Robbins, age 61, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 9:45 P.M. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, Illinois where friends may call (618)532-7321 for further information. Please view the online obituary, send condolences or share memories with Mr. Robbins’ family at www.moranfuneralhome.net or on Facebook.

Dena Marke - 7/31/2016

Dena Lynn (Vogt) Marke, 60 of Centralia, passed away Monday, July 25, 2016 at home surrounded by her family and friends after a year and a half battle with cancer.  Dena had a wonderful personality, always smiling and being a jokester. She enjoyed taking care of her horses, dogs, and helping Bill raise rabbits. She loved all her animals. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park in Centralia. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Centralia Humane Society and will be accepted at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia which is assisting the Marke family with arrangements. Online Condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com.

She married Bill Marke on November 14, 2008 in Salem IL, and he survives in Centralia.  In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by one daughter: Leanne Jewell Vogt of Fort Myers, FL; two step-sons: Zeth Marke and Logan Marke both of Centralia; one sister: Peggy Jett and husband Don of Centralia; two step-grandchildren: Ali Marke and Carter Marke both of Centralia; father and mother-in-law: John Marke and wife Iva of Odin; two special family members: John Klockenga and wife Dianna of Boyd, IL; and four legged companion Zeus.

Dena Lynn Marke was born August 6, 1955 in Centralia, the daughter of Robert Vogt and Janice (Ramsey) Vogt.  She was preceded in death by her father, maternal grandparents Frank and Eva Ramsey, paternal grandparents Otto and Margaret Vogt, two aunts: Wilma Edwards June Adams, one uncle: Tom Vogt.

Michael Dean Gibson - 7/30/2016

Michael Dean Gibson, 60, of Dix, passed away July 27, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Zion Hill Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion Hill Cemetery.  On-line condolences and memories of Michael may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com.

Survivors include his wife, Donna (Tabor) Gibson of Centralia; three children Cindy Gould, husband Kurtis, Tanya Gibson, and Danielle Gibson all of Jacksonville, Florida; six grandchildren Aiden, Brayden, Scarlett, Tristin Joshua, and Rein; one brother Robert "Bob"  Gibson of St. Louis, Missouri; three sisters Linda Ford of Keene, Texas, Alice Gibson and Rosemary Gibson all of Centralia.

Michael Dean Gibson was born the son of Paul and Sylvia Pearl Gibson on October 18, 1955 in Centralia, IL.  He was preceded in death by both of his parents and one sister Barbara Pranga.

Dorothy Wiehle - 7/30/2016

Dorothy Wiehle

Dorothy Wiehle, age 86 of Iuka, died Tuesday at Twin Willows Nursing Center.  She worked at Brown Shoe Factory for 24 years.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Iuka and was a past Sunday School Teacher and involved in Ladies Aide at the church.  

Funeral services will be held SAturday July 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM at the Iuka Trinity Lutheran Church in Iuka with Darwin Schrader presiding.  Visitation will be Saturday at the church from 9:00AM until the time of service.  Interment at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Iuka.  Memorials may be made the Iuka Trinity Lutheran Church and can be dropped at Rogers-Atkins Funeral Home who is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Wiehle is survived by 3 brotheres - William Borcherding and wife Erma of Iuka;  Raymond Borcherding and wife Phyllis of Mount Vernon;  Walter Borcherding and wife Sue of St. Elmo;  1 sister - Betty Eddings of Iuka;  also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy Wiehle was born July 23, 1930 in Iuka Illinois daughter of Walter and Bertha (Gragert) Borcherding.  She was preceded in death by her husband - Herman F. Wiehle;  brother - Reinhardy Borcherding and his wife Darlene;  sister - Louise Quandt and her husband Elmer; and a brother-in-law Kenneth Eddings.

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