Diana Sherwood, age 60, of Hillsboro, passed away Friday. Funeral services will be today at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Hillsboro. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. The Perfetti Funeral Home in Sorento is in charge of arrangements.
Lanny E. “Red” Wehrle
Lanny E. “Red” Wehrle, age 61, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Thursday, January 30 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield, MO. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in Mulberry Grove Cemetery. Friends may call today from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.
He was born May 27, 1052 in Vandalia to Max and (Kay (Beesley) Wehrle. He married Karen Belcher on June 29, 1977 in Vandalia, IL. He is survived by his parents, his wife, his children Lanny Tod Wehrle, Zachary (Ashlee) Wehrle, Brittany (Brian) Meskil, his step-son Michael Belcher, his brothers and sisters, Dan (Connie) Wehrle, Linda (Ray) Alton, Tim (Mary) Wehrle, Jill Wehrle, Shawn (Angel) Wehrle. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren.
He grew up in Mulberry Grove and attended Mulberry schools. He had worked as a laborer for Local 397 out of Granite City. He also worked for Midwest Commodities, The Village of Mulberry Grove, Blankenship Construction. He had also worked for Ron Davison and last worked for Pleasant Mound Township.
Margaret J. Kirby Pruett
Margaret J. Kirby Pruett, age 87, of Highland, passed away Friday, January 31 at Liberty Village of Maryville. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call today from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. until service time at the Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Highland Hope United Methodist Church or VNA-TIP Hospice.
She was born March 07, 1926, in Paoli, IN, the daughter of Clyde Lingle and Faye Agnes (nee Mattox) Kirby.
On September 27, 1955, she married Cecil Laverne Pruett who passed away December 17, 2001.
She was a member of Highland Hope United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Pruett was born in Orange County, Indiana (near Paoli); she grew up there. Following her marriage, she and her husband had lived in Texas, Kansas, Kentucky, and for over 20 years operated Pruett's Refrigeration Service in Greensburg, IN. They had retired and lived in Las Vegas for about 3 years; came to the Metro East Area about 1989 and to Highland, IL in 1993. In her younger years, Mrs. Pruett enjoyed watching T.V., crocheting, snowmobiling, and travel. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include :
Son - Michael C. (Patricia) Pruett, Wentzville, MO
Son - James E. (Mimi) Pruett, Greensburg, IN
Son - John W. (Laura) Pruett, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Joseph M. Pruett, Aspen, CO
Grandchild - Cynthia M. (Nicholas) Armstrong, Greenwood, IN
Grandchild - Lisa M. (Aaron) O'Banion, St. Joseph, IL
Grandchild - Bradley A. Pruett, Grand Junction, CO
Grandchild - James "Jay" M. Pruett, Greensburg, IN
Great Grandchild - Lucas J. Armstrong, Greenwood, IN
She was preceded in death by:
Father - Clyde Lingle Kirby
Mother - Faye Agnes Kirby nee Mattox
Husband - Cecil L. Pruett died 12/17/2001
Sister - Frances Condra
Marjorie Rosenthal, age 89 of New Douglas, passed away Thursday, January 30 at Hitz Memorial home in Alhambra. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Douglas. Burial will be in New Douglas Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from Noon until service time at the church. The Lesicko Funeral Home in Livingston is in charge of arrangements
William E. Hentze
Dr. William E. Hentze, age 92 of Greenville, passed away Friday, January 31 at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Friends may call Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
William Ernest Hentze, the son of John William Hentze and Olivia Prediger Hentze, was born on September 16, 1921 in Lenzburg, Illinois. He was raised on the Hentze farm near there and graduated from New Athens High School. William attended Carbondale 1939 until 1942. He then answered his country's call by joining the United States Army on June 5, 1943 at Jefferson Barracks being honorably discharged on September 2, 1944 at St. louis University in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Hentze graduated from St. Louis University Dental School in 1946. He and June moved to Greenville in November of 1948 opening his practice above the Firestone Store on the Square. He later relocated to the Dr. Cartmell building just off the Square and later another block west where he was for several years. Dr. William E. Hentze and his son Dr. William J. Hentze opened their new Dental Clinic on Idler lane in the 1960's. Dr. William E. Hentze retired in 1998 enjoying his farm and grandchildren.
Dr. William and June M. Hessick were united in marriage on September 3, 1944 in New Athens and have enjoyed over 69 years together. June survives as do their three children: Dr. William J. Hentze of Greenville, Paul D. (Lanette) Hentze of Greenville, Stephanie A. (George) Kennedy of Springfield, six grandchildren: Adam (Dawn) Hentze, Grant (Kristin) Hentze, Michael Hentze, Rebecca Hentze, Johnathan Kennedy, Elizabeth (Neal Roese) Kennedy, and 4 great-grandchildren: Avery Hentze, Landon Hentze, Maddy Hentze, and Emmett Kennedy.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Melvin John Hentze.
Dr. Hentze has been a faithful member of his Church, the Greenville First Presbyterian Church.
Janet C. Huelsmann
Janet C. Huelsmann, age 73, of Highland, passed away Saturday, February 1, at Highland Health Care Center. Funeral services for 73 year-old Janet C. Huelsmann will be Friday, February 7, at 10:00 a.m., at the St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. There will be a private burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, also in Highland. Friends may call Thursday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Memorials are suggested to the family.
Lamorah F. Wiegand
Lamorah F. Wiegand, age 97 of Greenville, passed away on Saturday, February 1 at her home in the Glenwood. Funeral services are pending at Donnel-Wiegand Funeral home in Greenville.
Mary L. Thomas
Mary L. Thomas, age 83 of Highland, passed away Saturday, February 1 at Alhambra Care Center. Funeral services are pending at Spengel-Boulanger funeral home in Highland.
Erik L. “Gomie” Marin
Erik L. “Gomie” Marin, age 72, of Highland, passed away Sunday, February 2 at his residence. Funeral arrangements for 72-year-old Erik L. “Gomie” Marin are not yet complete with the Spengel Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
Dorothy A. Masching
Dorothy A. Masching, age 94, of Breese, passed away Saturday, February 2, at Breese Nursing Home. A funeral Mass of Christian burial for 94 year-old Dorothy A. Masching will be Thursday, February 6, at 10:00 a.m., at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese. Burial will be in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, also in Breese. Friends may call Wednesday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese. Memorials are suggested to St. Dominic Catholic Church. The Breese American Legion Auxiliary services will be at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday.
Blanche L. Jantzen
Blanche L. Jantzen, age 89, of Highland, passed away Sunday, February 2 at Bloomington Garden Villa in Bloomington, Indiana. Funeral arrangements for 89-year-old Blanche L. Jantzen are pending with the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
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