Augusta M. “Gussie” Timmermann
Augusta M. “Gussie” Timmermann, age 94, of Carlyle, passed away Monday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. A funeral mass of Christian burial will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carlyle. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday, from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to the donor’s choice.
Mrs. Timmermann was born May 1, 1919 in St. Rose, IL to John and Catherine (Nordmann) Tebbe; they preceded her in death.
She married Joseph H. Timmermann on November 8, 1944 at St. Rose Catholic Church in St. Rose, IL; he preceded her in death on September 23, 1991.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a grandson, Jeff Becker; granddaughters, Tammy Koopmann and Ashley Koopmann; brothers, John Tebbe and Bernard Tebbe; a sister, Catherine Von Hatten; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank Von Hatten, Annie and Bill Jansen, August and Annie Timmermann, Charles and Bertha Timmermann, Henry and Mary Timmermann, Nick Timmermann, Leona and George Richter, Bertha and Leo Ratermann.
Surviving are her children, Pat (Richard) Becker of Bartelso, Clete (Charlotte) Timmermann of Beckemeyer, Joan (Norbert) Koopmann of Bartelso, Joseph A. (Joan) Timmermann of Carlyle, and Bert (Steve) Horstmann of Damiansville; 22 grandchildren, Tina (David) Winkeler, Brenda (Paul) Pollmann, Kurt (Deb) Becker, Dan (Jolene) Becker, Jason (Jaime) Becker, Corey (Holly) Timmermann, Shanna (Eric) Deiters, Pam (Justin) Benhoff, Dustin (Ashley) Timmermann, Karen (Kent) Albers, Lori (Jason) Toennies, Deanna (Corey) Tebbe, Chad (Patti) Timmermann, Dana (Jay) Szczeblewski, Kim (Keith) Richter, Crystal (Alan) Albers, Lauren Timmermann, Britt (Matt) Reisch, Kelly (Phillip) Moss, Jared (Tara) Horstmann, and Cole (Andrea) Horstmann; 52 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Johanna Tebbe of St. Rose; a sister-in-law, Bea Tebbe of St. Rose; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Augusta was a homemaker and she enjoyed playing cards and bingo and she loved to quilt.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Altar Sodality in Carlyle, Catholic Holy Family Society, Clinton County Farm Bureau and was a former member of the Carlyle Knights of Columbus Auxiliary.
R.T. Arthur Cline
R. T. Arthur Cline, age 55, of Greenville, passed away Sunday at Helia Healthcare. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery in Greenville. Friends may call Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Zion Cemetery.
R. T. Arthur Elbert, the son of Eugene D. and Georgia (Blankenship) Cline, was born March 12, 1958 in Highland, Illinois. He spent his early childhood years in Caseyville moving to Greenville where he attended Central School, Greenville Junior High and Greenville High School. R. T. worked for the City of Greenville in the Sewer Department and later worked for NEVCO Scoreboard, Ted Recycling and D. L. Disposal. He loved his dog, Smokey, who was laid to rest on July 4, 2013.
Mr. Cline is survived by his sisters; Shirley Sinclair of Arizona, Mary Lou Wilson of Swansea, IL and Sandy (Mike) Nevinger of Greenville. R. T. is also survived by his sister-in-law Jan Cline and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Clifford Cline in 1991 and Elanor Mae Cline, his sister, in early childbirth years. Also preceded in death, brother-in-laws Mel Wilson 2012 and Jerry Sinclair in 2012.
Norma Lee Suggs Myers
Norma Lee Suggs Myers, age 90 of Taylor Springs, formerly of Mulberry Grove, passed away on Monday at her home. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Mulberry Grove. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Norma Lee, the daughter of Roy and Marie Wieman Suggs, was born July 4, 1923 in Mulberry Grove, Illinois. She attended the local schools and Mulberry Grove High School. Norma and Benjamin Franklin Myers were united in marriage in Greenville. While Benjamin worked, Norma stayed at home to raise her daughter and care for her mother Marie. She loved gardening, flowers and spending time with all her grandchildren.
Mrs. Myers is survived by her daughter, Shirley (Lawrence) Marty of Hillsboro, grandchildren; Melissa (Jim) Blair of Tennessee, Michael (Melissa) Marty of Alabama and Christopher (Jody) Marty of Hartford, Illinois. She is also survived by her 2 great-grandchildren Alexa and Olivia.
Norma was one of three children, her brother Lee (Doris) Suggs of Clinton and sister Elaine (Earl) Daniels of Pana also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents Roy and Marie Suggs.
Elizabeth M. “Betty” Wilke
Elizabeth M. “Betty” Wilke, age 74, of St. Rose, passed away Tuesday at her residence. A funeral mass of Christian burial will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. Rose Church. Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Southern Illinois, St. Rose Choir, or to the donor’s choice.
Mrs. Wilke was born September 5, 1938 in Centralia to William "Bill" and Emma (Langenhorst) Heimann; they preceded her in death.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law, Joseph Wilke and David Huelsmann; and her Godchild and nephew, Matthew Deien.
She married Felix Wilke on June 19, 1957 at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Albers; he survives in St. Rose.
Also surviving are her children, Sharon (Tom) Knebel of Breese, Deb (Roger) Munie of Pierron, Joyce (Kevin) Korte of St. Rose, and Ken (Renee) Wilke of St. Rose; 12 grandchildren, Jessica (Phillip) Hemker, Christopher "CJ" Knebel, Jennifer Knebel, Emily (Kyle) Korte, Aaron (Noel) Korte, Ashlee Korte, Michael Varnum, Ryan Varnum, Brock Wilke, Patrick Wilke, Benjamen Wilke, and Claire Wilke; 5 great-grandchildren, Cecilia Hemker, Alexa and Paige Korte, Charlee and Preslee Korte; a sister, Janet (Melvin) Deien of Breese; brothers, Virgil (Janet) Heimann of Albers and William "Bill" (Jean) Heimann of Wichita, KS; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rosemary (Roland) Kampwerth of Carlyle, James Wilke of St. Rose, Florence Huelsmann of rural Breese, Ruth (Jerry) Endres of Breese, and Bill (Carol) Wilke of Colorado; and numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.
Betty was the current co-owner of Wilke Truck Service, Inc. in St. Rose and was a member of St. Rose Church where she was in the Ladies Sodality, Choir, and served as Eucharistic Minister, St. Rose Development Club, and was on the Southern Advisory Board of Midwest Truck.
Twyla J. Metz
Twyla J. Metz, age 50, of Pocahontas, passed away Monday at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Dauderman Mortuary in Alhambra.
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