Obituaries

Local obituaries.

Luella “Lu” Thien

Luella “Lu” Thien, 75, of Breese, died Monday, June 16, 2014 at Countryside Manor in Aviston, IL.  She was born April 15, 1939 in Germantown, IL, daughter of Fred and Veronica (Leonard) Robke. She...

Donald “Don” Powell

Donald “Don” Powell, age 83 of Wills Point, Texas, formerly of Greenville, passed away Thursday, June 12 at Hospice Care Center in Tyler, Texas. Funeral services will be Wednesday at Seven Oak Baptist Church...

Art Dale Capelle

Art Dale Capelle, age 80 of Troy, IL, died Sunday, June 15, 2014, at his residence in Troy, IL. He was born June 26, 1933, in Troy, IL, the son of Paul Martin and Ethel...

Richard L. Isaak

Richard L. Isaak, age 78 of Carlyle, passed away at his home on Friday, June 13, 2014. Mr. Isaak was born on August 12, 1935, in rural Carlyle, a son of Alphonse and Rowena (Dursky)...

Leslie N. Paul

Leslie N. Paul, age 51 of Worden, IL, died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at his residence in Worden, IL. He was born on Wednesday, August 29, 1962, in East Chicago, IN, the son of Emil...

Helen Jeanette Higginbotham

Helen Jeanette Higginbotham, age 94 of Pocahontas, IL, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, CT. She was born January 02, 1919, in Hillsboro, IL, the daughter of William Jerome and...

Kerry G. Billhartz

Kerry G. Billhartz, 47, of New Baden, IL, died Thursday, June 12, 2014 at his home in New Baden.  He was born April 12, 1967 in Belleville, IL son of Maurice and Roberta (Peek)...

Mary Ann Montgomery

Mary Ann Montgomery, 69, of Coffeen, IL passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab Center, Taylor Springs, IL.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June...

Jennifer Lou Erck

Jennifer Lou Erck, 67, of Mulberry Grove, Illinois passed away on Tuesday June 10th at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She is survived by her husband, Major General Wayne M. Erck, daughter Cara...

Robert F. “Bobby” Becker, Jr.

Robert F. “Bobby” Becker, Jr., 59 of Chicago and formerly of Bartelso died Tuesday June 10, 2014 in Chicago. He was born March 29, 1955 in Breese to Robert H. and Blanche (Haake) Becker: they...