James R. Guetersloh
James R. Guetersloh, age 69 of Hoffman, passed away Tuesday, March 4 at his residence. Funeral service will be Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 until service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church. The Zieren Day Funeral Home in Carlyle is in charge of the arrangements.
He was born on November 10, 1944, in Murphysboro, Illinois, a son of Rudolph and Mildred Guetersloh. He married Carole Bowen on October 22, 1966, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia, Illinois and she survives in Hoffman.
He was blessed with 3 children – Glenda Anderson and husband Greg of Waxahachie, Texas, Kenneth Guetersloh and wife Jill of Edwardsville, Illinois and Kevin Guetersloh and wife Margo of Carlyle; 6 grandchildren – Gavin Unverfehrt, Kyle Unverfehrt and wife StayCee, Meghan Guetersloh, Jennifer Guetersloh, Kayla Guetersloh and Kara Guetersloh; 2 step-grandchildren – Jordan Anderson and Lindsey Gomez and 2 step great grandchildren, who will dearly miss their grandfather. He is also survived by a sister – Margaret Arning and husband Norman of Hoyleton, Illinois; a brother – Vernon Guetersloh and wife Ruth of Chillicothe; a sister-in-law – Minnette Guetersloh, as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother – Elroy Guetersloh.
Mr. Guetersloh was a life-long member of the Lutheran Church and served in many capacities at the church. He served in the National Guard for 7 years and worked for 27 years at Rakers Elevator and later at Carlyle Healthcare Center.
Florine Kersey Dawdy
Florine Kersey Dawdy, age 99 of Greenville, passed away Tuesday, March 4 at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday at at 11:00 a.m. at the Greenville First United Methodist Church. Friends may call Thursday from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or the Simple Room.
Florine, the daughter of Milton and Orah (Hilliard) Kersey, was born October 5, 1914 in Greenville. She attended the local schools and graduated from Greenville High School with the class of 1932. Florine continued her education at Greenville College, graduating in 1936. She first taught in a one room school in Dudleyville, Illinois and then Central School in Greenville.
Florine and William D. Dawdy were united in marriage on April 9, 1939 in the Greenville First United Methodist Church. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage before his passing on September 23, 2000.
Mrs. Dawdy resumed her teaching career in 1952. She taught kindergarten in Greenville for 28 years, retiring in 1980. Florine taught Sunday School and was a long time member of the Greenville First United Methodist Church. She also was a member of Retired Teachers, Utlaut Hospital Auxiliary and Salvation Army.
Florine is survived by her 3 sons: Dr. W. David Dawdy and wife Janice of Columbus, Ohio, Dr. John K. Dawdy and wife Sharon of Greenville and Dr. Thomas D. Dawdy and wife Betty Kay of Greenville. Loving grandmother of: Michael (Sheri) Dawdy of Galena, Ohio, Cathleen (Mark) Rooks of Columbus, Ohio, John David (Valerie) Dawdy of Belding, Michigan, Dr. Anne (Christopher) Borwick of Greenville, Jennifer (Lance) Tinsley of Colfax, Illinois, Rebecca (Phillip) Wofford of Acworth, Georgia, Daniel Dawdy of Paola, Kansas, Sarah (Kevin) VanMiddendorp of Greenville and Dr. Andrew (Natalie) Dawdy of Tampa, Florida.
Loving great-grandmother of 21: Nathan Dawdy, Bryn Dawdy, Adrian Rooks, Mia Rooks, Jack Dawdy, Will Dawdy, Henry Dawdy, Liza Dawdy, Eli Borwick, Sophie Borwick, Abby Borwick, Jasmine Hughes, Carrissa Tinsley, Mya Tinsley, Jada Tinsley, Caleb Dever, Kallie Dever, Amelia Dawdy, Van Dawdy, McKenzey VanMiddendorp and Ezra VanMiddendorp.
Florine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Dorothy Scandrett, and a grandchild Amy Elizabeth Dawdy.
Thomas Edward Castile
Thomas Edward Castile, age 64 of Sorento, passed away Monday, February 24 at his residence. A memorial service will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at the Sorento Municipal Building. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of the arrangements.
Gladys L. Grotefendt
Gladys L. Grotefendt, age 90, of Highland, passed away Wednesday, March 5, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
Lorna V. Reinacher
Lorna V. Reinacher, age 84 of Highland, passed away Thursday, March 6 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral arrangements are pending at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.
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