GOVERNOR QUINN SALUTES PUBLIC SAFETY WORKERS
Governor Pat Quinn saluted all Illinois Public Safety Workers and National Guard Members for their efforts in aiding Illinois motorists affected by the recent major winter storm.
Quinn said, “I thank the public servants and service members who worked together to ensure public safety and preserve the state’s critical services during this dangerous storm. Nearly the entire state was affected by this major winter storm, but by working together we were able to help more than 4,000 people in distress and ensure that essential state services were continued without interruption.”
From noon Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon, Illinois State Police assisted 3400 stranded motorists and handled 270 traffic accidents. More than 500 Illinois National Guard soldiers and airmen were mobilized Tuesday to assist the ISP using more than 140 military vehicles throughout the State.
CATHERINE F. STRIEKER
Catherine F. Strieker, age 81, of Albers, passed away Sunday, February 6. A funeral Mass will be Tuesday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Albers. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in Albers.
REV. JOHN C. RIGGS
Rev. John C. Riggs, age 84, of Highland, passed away Saturday, February 5 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. Funeral services will be Wednesday, at 11:00 a.m. at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Evangelical United Church of Christ, Hoyleton Children’s Home, or the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry food pantry.
SHIRLEY M. MEYER
Shirley M. Meyer, age 79, of Keyesport, passed away Monday, February 7 at Breese Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, at 11:00 a.m. at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in German Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Bond County Hospice.
DAVID LEE PAINTER JR.
David Lee Painter Jr., age 24, of Livingston, passed away Saturday, February 5 at Community Memorial Hospital in Staunton. Funeral services for 24 year-old David Lee Painter Jr. will be Thursday, at 1:00 p.m. at the Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento. Burial will be in Noffsinger Cemetery in rural Mulberry Grove. Friends may call Thursday, from 11:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
JODY L. ANTHONY
Jody L. Anthony, age 47, of Greenville, passed away Sunday, February 6 at her home. Funeral services for 47 year-old Jody Anthony will be Thursday, at 7:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Friends may call Thursday, after 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to her son Jesse Anthony.