The Lady Comets soccer team was defeated Monday, 3-0, in the opening round of the Litchfield Tournament. The Litchfield Purple Panthers outshot the Lady Comets 7-2 in the match with Emily Gaffner recording 5 saves in goal.
The Lady Comets softball team defeated Raymond-Lincolnwood 8 to 4 on Monday. April Stich, Emma Richardson, Megan Hediger, and Kylee Marshall all had 2 hits apiece. Erin Smith got the win, striking out 4 along the way.
Donna B. White
Donna B. White, age 64, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Monday, March 31 at her home. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m. at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial will be in McInturff Cemetery in Vandalia. Friends may call Thursday after 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family.
She was born in Poplar Bluff, MO to Aaron and Mary (Tippen) James. She married Robert J. Ward on September 18, 1966 in St. Louis, MO. They later divorced. She then married Terry L. White on July 25, 1994 in Brownstown, IL. He survives. She is survived by her husband, Jerry L. White, her son Jerry (Janette) Ward, her step-sons Terry White, Jr., Tom (Carla) White, Scott White, and Tony White. She is also survived by her sister Patsy Loretta VanHoose, three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and three step-great grandchildren. She grew up in Fisk, MO and moved to St. Louis when she was 14. She moved to Mulberry Grove in 1972 and had worked at Crane Packing and Pizza Works in Vandalia.
Dorothy J. “Dot” Zelke
Dorothy J. “Dot” Zelke, age 86, of Highland, passed away Monday, March 31 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Friday, April 4 at 10:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Highland City Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.
She was born on Wednesday, June 8, 1927, in Oshkosh, WI, the daughter of Raymond A. and Agnes Julia (nee Griedel) Holtz.
On Thursday, December 26, 1946, she married William Raymond "Bill" Zelke who survives.
Mrs. Zelke was born and reared in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She worked as a waitress for 30 years; working at the Pioneer Restaurant, the Bungalow Restaurant, and others in the area. In February of 2013, she and her husband moved to Highland and lived with their daughter for 10 months. They moved to Highland Home in December of the same year. She enjoyed her bowling leagues, playing cards, snowmobiling, boating, and traveling. They vacationed to Las Vegas and throughout the United States, visiting their daughter and grandchildren.
Husband - William R. "Bill" Zelke, Highland, IL
Daughter - Sherrie A. Barkhaus, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Scott K. (Erika) Barkhaus, Mascoutah, IL
Grandchild - Staci M. (Joseph) LaPorta, Highland, IL
Grandchild - Tami L. (Lt. Col. Rob, USAF Retired) Gilchrest, Fairfax Station, VA
Great Grandchild - Tyler (Constance) Barkhaus, Valdosta, GA
Great Grandchild - Megan (Chris) Bray, Pensacola, FL
Great Grandchild - Olivia LaPorta, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Alexander LaPorta, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Samuel LaPorta, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Isabella LaPorta, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild - Jarrett Gilchrest, Fairfax Station, VA
Great Grandchild - Quintin Gilchrest, Fairfax Station, VA
Great Grandchild - Spencer Gilchrest, Fairfax Station, VA
Great Grandchild - Jaylin Gilchrest, Fairfax Station, VA
Great Great Grandchild - Luke Barkhaus, Valdosta, GA
Great Great Grandchild - Peyton Bray, Pensacola, FL
Great Great Grandchild - Ali-McKenzie Bray, Pensacola, FL
Great Great Grandchild - Anna Bell Bray, Pensacola, FL
Great Great Grandchild - Cody Bray, Pensacola, FL
She was preceded in death by:
Father - Raymond A. Holtz
Mother - Agnes Julia Holtz nee Griedel
Sister - Bernice Carver
Sister - Elaine Kentop
Son In-law - CMSGT Robert H. "Bob" Barkhaus, USAF, Retired (died 11/11/2008)
Steven Cash Devall
Steven Cash Devall, age 63, of Newton, formerly of rural Mulberry Grove, passed away Monday, March 31, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services for 63 year-old Steven Cash Devall will be Friday, April 4, at 11:00 a.m., at the New Life Christian Center in Newton. Burial will be in South Bend Cemetery in rural St. Marie, IL. Friends may call Thursday, April 3, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to the New Life Christian Center. The Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton is in charge of arrangements.
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