Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Obituaries

Steve Kerley

Owen Stephen “Steve” Kerley, age 89 years, a resident of rural Simpson, Illinois, passed away Sunday morning, June 19, 2022, at 10:50 AM at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Steve was born April 1, 1933 near Simpson.  He was the son of Owen and Tillie Marie (Steinkamp) Kerley. On …

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Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson, age 53, a resident of Elkhart, Illinois and a former resident of Cypress, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday morning, June 7, 2022, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. There will be a gathering of family and friends from 2 PM – 4 PM Friday, June 10, 2022, at Bailey Funeral Home …

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Virginia L. Bean

Virginia L. (Graves) Bean, age 94 years, a resident of Vienna and a former resident of Belknap, passed away Sunday evening, May 29, 2022, at 11:47 PM at Hillview Healthcare Center in Vienna, where she had made her home for the past 18 years. Virginia was born December 6, 1927 …

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Peggy Jean Smoot

Peggy Jean Smoot, age 81, of Marion, IL, passed away peacefully at 8:48 p.m on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at her home with family by her side. She was born on May 4, 1941, in Harrisburg, IL, the daughter of Elbert Franklin and Margaret Cornelia (Fleming) Smoot. She attended school …

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Preston George

Preston George, 85, of Belknap, Illinois passed away at 3:42 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2022 at his home surrounded by family. Preston was born on October 21, 1936 to Curtis and Dessye George of Cypress. A graduate of Vienna High School, class of 1954, he married Virginia Hale George on …

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Donald Dean Gaddis

Donald Dean Gaddis II was born in Marion, Illinois on July 12, 1972.  Donnie left his earthly life on May 16, 2022, with his parents, Donald and Janice Gaddis, Marleis and Bob Trover and Great Aunt Doris Miller by his side.  Surviving and missing Donnie everyday are his grandmothers, Lora …

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Donna J. Brown

Donna J. Brown, age 79, of Bourbonnais passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was born November 24, 1942 in Kankakee, the daughter of Fred & Mary Alice (Fairless) Rainbolt. Donna married Donald Brown in 1960. Together they raised their children. Donna worked in …

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Patricia J. Kinkead

Patricia J. Kinkead, age 96 years, a resident of Vienna, passed away Tuesday afternoon, February 1, 2022, at 1:45 PM at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, Kentucky. Pat was born March 8, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois.  She was the daughter of Peter J. and Magdalen …

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James W. Rainbolt

James W. Rainbolt, age 91 years, a resident of rural Vienna, Illinois, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 12, 2022, at 5:25 PM at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Marion, Illinois. James was born June 16, 1930 in Johnson County Illinois.  He was the son of Paul C. “Ted” Rainbolt …

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Iris Elaine Brown

Iris Elaine Brown, age 83, of Anna, formerly of Ullin, departed her earthly life on May 3, 2022 at Hillview Healthcare Center in Vienna, Illinois. Elaine was born July 6, 1938 in Ullin, Illinois. Elaine, known as “MA” to her family and many others, was a lifelong resident of Southern …

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