Friday, August 7, 2020

Obituaries

Frances Jeraldine Bunker

Frances Jeraldine Bunker, 90, of Karnak, Illinois, the Hillerman Community in Massac County, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Frances was born February 4, 1930 in Cairo. She was a graduate of Joppa High School. …

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Kenneth W. Gerdes

Kenneth W. Gerdes, age 70 years, a resident of rural Simpson, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, July 31, 2020, at 11:05 AM at his home. Ken was born March 6, 1950 in Carmi, Illinois. He was the youngest of four children born to Gerald “Depo” Gerdes and Mary (Collins) …

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Jean (Bullock) Branche

Jean (Bullock) Branche, age 80 years, a resident of Paducah, Kentucky and a former resident of rural Creal Springs, Illinois, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 29, 2020, at 5:12 PM at Baptist Health in Paducah. Jean was born November 25, 1939 in Pope County Illinois. She was the daughter of …

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Robert Lee Street

Robert Lee Street, age 64 years, a resident of Eldorado and a native of the Simpson community in Johnson County Illinois, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, July 23, 2020, at 4:30 PM at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado. Robert was born June 6, 1956 at the Union County Hospital in Anna. …

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Sandra Pippins

Sandra Pippins, nee Trovillion, 78, of Vienna passed away at 1:17 am on Monday, July 20, 2020 at her home. She was born September 4, 1941 in Grantsburg, to Ferris and Lillie Mae (Evans) Trovillion.  She married Robert Pippins on August 29, 1970. Sandra graduated from Vienna High School in …

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Mary Ruth Brooks

Mary Ruth Brooks, 85 of Johnston City, went Home to be with her Lord and Savior at 12:39 a.m., Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Mary was born June 1, 1935 in Reevesville, Illinois to William L. and Esther Aileen (Choate) Boyd. She married Harvey …

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George Michael “Mickey” Phillips

George Michael “Mickey” Phillips, adored husband, beloved father, grandfather, proud army veteran and dear friend, died peacefully in the arms of his beloved wife on Friday, July 17, 2020. Mickey was born to G.W. and Lucille (Norris) Phillips on December 31, 1949. Mickey was a lifelong resident of Vienna, IL …

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Willard (Guy) Rentfro

Willard (Guy) Rentfro, age 83, of Karnak, passed away at 5:07 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Guy was born May 31, 1937 in Karnak. He attended the Karnak Community School System. Guy had retired from the Ferguson Aluminum plant …

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Flora Jo Rude Larson

ROCK FALLS, IL – Flora Jo Rude Larson, 86 of Rock Falls died Wednesday July 15, 2020 at her home. She was born on February 21, 1934 in Vienna, Il the daughter of Elmus Herschel and Mary Esther (Hight) Crenshaw. She married Curtis Eugene Rude on December 17, 1951 in …

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Bill Edward Newton

Bill Edward Newton, 77, of Sherman, Illinois, died at 1:40 am, July 7, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born November 13, 1942 in Carbondale, IL, to Robert Ralls and Fannie Alieen (Henley) Newton.  He married Donna Sue Perry on September 26, 1964 and she preceded him in death …

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