Monday, July 4, 2022

Obituaries

Betty Rose

Betty Rose, age 75 years, a former resident of rural Goreville, passed away Tuesday evening, April 20, 2021, at St. Sophia Health and Rehab Center in Florissant, Missouri. Betty was born August 31, 1945 on the family farm northeast of Goreville.  She was the daughter of Paul Lowery, Sr. and …

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Raymond Victor Sheffer

Raymond Victor Sheffer, age 60, of Sweetwater, Texas formerly of Metropolis passed away at 10:14 am Saturday, June 19, 2021 in a boating accident on the Ohio River near Joppa. Raymond was born October 5, 1960 in Kankakee, Illinois. He attended the Edwardsville High School. Raymond worked as a millwright …

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Wendell Dean Sheffer Sr.

Wendell Dean Sheffer Sr., 63, of Metropolis passed away at 10:30 am Saturday, June 19, 2021 from a boating accident on the Ohio River near Joppa. Wendell was born October 2, 1957 in Kankakee, Illinois. He was a self employed carpenter. Wendell and Tina Miller were united in marriage on …

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Wayne Odum

Wayne Odum, age 84 years, a resident of rural Tunnel Hill, Illinois, passed away Wednesday afternoon, June 16 at 2:40 p.m. at his home.  At the time of his passing, Wayne was surrounded by members of his loving family. Wayne was born October 19, 1936 at the family home in …

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Ellon Schierbaum

Ellon Schierbaum, age 83 of Spring Hill, Tennessee passed away June 15, 2021. She was a retired administrative assistant with International Paper with forty years of service. She also served as Administrative Assistant at Lee University. She was preceded in death by parents, Bender and Bessie Seals; sister, Alice Page …

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Barbara Faye Baccus Ellerbusch

Barbara Faye Baccus Ellerbusch, 79, of Metropolis, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Ellerbusch was born April 3, 1942 in Boaz (rural Massac County). She was a 1959 graduate of Joppa High School. Barbara and Norman Ellerbusch were united …

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Donald Eugene Bradshaw Sr.

Donald Eugene Bradshaw Sr. age 88, passed away peacefully Monday, June 14, 2021, in Marion, IL., after a long battle with advancing service-related Chronic Medical Conditions.     Donald was the son of Gus and Lula Afton Bradshaw (Gurley) of Buncombe, IL., and attended Goreville, High School in 1949. He married his childhood sweetheart and wife of 67 years Alene Francis, of Goreville, IL.  on December, 23, 1950.     Enlisting in the United States Army on …

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Virginia L. Breeden Jones

Virginia L. Breeden Jones, age 83 years, a former resident of Metropolis, Illinois, passed away Monday morning, June 14, 2021, at 10:14 AM at River Crossing of East Peoria. Virginia was born October 24, 1937 near Morley, Missouri. She was the daughter of Arlen and Louise (Cruse) Campbell. Virginia was …

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Kathleen Dakin

Kathleen Dakin, 68, of Olmsted, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Sunday, June 13, 2021 at her home with her loving family by her side. Kathleen was born February 21, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois; the daughter of Joseph and Justine Przybysz. She was united in marriage with David Dakin on September …

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Noel Ray Francis

Noel Ray Francis, 69, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.  Noel was born on November 19, 1951 in Johnson County to Almus Rufus and Vivian Geraldine (Kelley) Francis.  He married Frances Bernice Stokes on March 21, 1970 at Busby Chapel in Goreville.  Noel worked …

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