JUNE THOMPSON HUNTER
June Thompson Hunter, a lifelong native of Bond County died at 10:08 a.m. Saturday, June 10, 2006 at her daughter Patricia Bond's lake home where she had resided since 1994.
Funeral Services will be held at 2pm Tuesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 4pm Monday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. For those who desire, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Cornerstone Community Church.
Mrs. Hunter was born in LaGrange Township on June 15, 1914, the daughter of the Late Dwight Moses and Mildred Edith Booher Thompson. She attended Bond County schools. She was a charter member of the first 4-H Club in Bond County - "Ye Olden Art Club." In 1931 she attended the Illinois State Fair School for Girls and received the top honor in the state for her sewing ability - her reward, a new Singer Sewing Machine.
June and Frank D. Hunter were united in marriage on November 24, 1937 at her parents home in LaGrange Township and they enjoyed over 45 years together. He preceded her in death on May 20, 1982.
Mr. and Mrs. Hunter were business partners in the retail grocery business having first worked together for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company in Greenville where Mr. Hunter was the Manager of this store. In April 1944 , they purchased the IGA store located at 111 College Avenue in the Joy Building on the north side of the square, making it the first self-serve grocery store in Greenville. In 1965 , they leased the Weise Building at 215 W. College Avenue and continued this store operation until 1965. In 1968 Mrs. Hunter opened a retail fabric business known as June's Fabrics, and operated this until her retirement in 1974.
Mrs. Hunter is survived by her son, Frank Douglas (Sandra) Hunter of Charlotte, N.C.: daughter, Mrs. Morris (Patricia J.) Bond of Greenville, three grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Surviving brothers are Wayne Thompson of north of Greenville, Ronald Thompson of Fayetteville, N.C. and sister Jeanne, Mrs. Edward Krause of L.A. CA. June is preceded in death by her brothers John and Dean Thompson, and Dwight in infancy and her sister Geneva Singletary.
Mrs. Hunter was a Past Worthy Matron of the Greenville Order of the Eastern Star and was also recognized for having been a 50 years member of this order. She also held state committee appointments to Illinois Grand Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Past Worthy Matrons Club, Utlaut Hospital Auxiliary, Browning Club, and a charter member of the Home Extension.
DUANE L. REEVES
Duane Lee Reeves, passed away at 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Greenville Regional Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the Greenville First Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Reed, officiating. Interment will follow in Mt.Auburn Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Post 282 of Greenville. Friends may call at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home after 4 pm Wednesday and at the First Baptist Church after 1 PM Thursday. For those who desire memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church or Greenville Regional Hospital.
Duane Lee Reeves, the son of Leo Forest and Viola Electa (McCullah) Reeves, was born on June 10, 1932 in Greenville. He grew up here and attended the Greenville Schools and graduated with the Class of 1950 from Greenville High School. He attended Greenville College and received his honoray Degree from Greenville College in the late 1970's.
Early in life he had been a paper boy for the Advocate, worked there during high school and college. he joined the Air Force during the Korean Conflict and served overseas in Germany. Upon his return stateside he became a reporter for the Greenville Advocate later working his way up to Owner, Publisher and Editor. He was active in the publication of the Advocate until his death.
Duane and M. Marie Zeller were united in marriage on July 17, 1955 in Spring Arbor, Michigan at her parents garden. They have enjoyed over 50 years together and are the parents of their two children who survive: Jane A. Mrs. David Castelein of St. Charles, Mo and Richard D. (Ronda) Reeves of north of Greenville, 5 grandchildren and one great grandchild. Marie also survives and has lovingly cared for him thru these many difficult months. Duane is also survived by his two brothers: Marvin C. (Carolyn) Reeves of Arthur, and Ronald D. (Deanna) Reeves of Litchfield, Il.
Duane is a member of the American Legion Post 282, the Greenville Commercial Club, the Illinois Press Association, formerly a Jaycee, the Southern Illinois Editorial Association and was past President, and his church, the Greenville First Baptist Church.
ERNEST R. PRIESMEYER
Ernest R. Priesmeyer, at 84 of rural Pocahontas, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home with Rev. Ron Lindley, officiating. Interment will follow in Robinson Cemetery. Friends may call at the Donnell-Wiegand FUneral Home after 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday until service time.Memorial contributions may be made to the Bond County Health Department or the Cross of Victory Church.
Ernest Richard Priesmeyer, the son of Henry Melvin and Hattie (Woodward) Priesmeyer, was born on October 20, 1921 in Pleasant Mound, Illinois. He grew up on the farm near five points. Following his fathers death when he was young he left school and began farming for his family. He later farmed north of Greenville and in 1960 purchased the farm in Old Ripley Township north of Pocahontas and has raised his family there. He also worked out of Labor Local of Belleville and Pocahontas as a truck driver doing construction.
Ernest and V. Ellen Ballard were united in marriage on November 24, 1956 in Coffeen and have enjoyed over49 years together. She survives as do their children: Ernie T. (Brenda) Priesmeyer of Millersburg, Paul J. Priesmeyer of rural Pocahontas, Rose E. Alexander of bay City, Michigan, Theresa M, Mrs. Steve Washena, of Owatonna, MN, Mary Ann, Mrs. Robert Landry of Grantfork, and Cathy, Mrs. Badie Hassan of Jacksonville, Florida. There and five grandchildren surviving.
Ernest is the last of his generation being survived by one sister in law Madeline Priesmeyer of Greenville and being preceded in death by his brother Henry Priesmeyer, 1/2 brothers Russell and Bill Dunlap, and step sisters Laura, Nellie and Velma Goodson.
Ernest is a member of the Labor Local of Belleville and attended the Cross of Victory Church.
80-year-old Wanda Tipsword of Sorento passed away Thursday at her residence. Funeral services for 80-year-old Wanda Tipsword will be held Monday at 11:00 a.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento.
81-year-old Helen Zykan of Bethalto passed away Saturday evening at her residence. Visitation for 81-year-old Helen Zykan will be from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Elias-Smith Funeral Home. A prayer service will be at 4:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Bethalto. Memorials are suggested to Right to Life or to the American Cancer Society. She was the mother of John Zykan of Greenville and formerly owned and operated the Bel Air Motel in Greenville