Patsy Jean Thomson

Patsy Jean Thomson, 84, of Iola, passed away at 10:20 pm, Monday, June 20, 2022 at the Lakeland Rehab and Health Care Center in Effingham. Patsy was born on May 15, 1938, in Montrose, Illinois the daughter of Raul and Mary (Oakley) Bolin. She married Joseph L. Thomson, Sr., on December 7, 1955, in Nebraska,…Read more…

Joseph Ira Claxton

Joseph Ira Claxton, 95, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 5:45 pm May 29, 2022 at Nature Trail Health Care in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born July 12, 1926 in Cobden, Illinois to the late Ira and Vay (Fulcher) Claxton. Joseph married Nellie (Todd) Claxton on June 20, 1953 in Carbondale, Illinois. They…Read more…

Elsie Marie (Donoho) Sharp

Elsie Marie (Donoho) Sharp, 95 years & 8 months, a longtime resident of Paper Town, IL went to meet her Savior in the early morning of Tuesday, June 21, 2022 with her family by her side at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. Elsie Marie (Donoho) Sharp was born October 16, 1926 at her…Read more…

Iris Marie (Herdibu) Duncan

Iris Marie (Herdibu) Duncan went to be with her Lord at 1:07 pm on June 20, 2022 at Countryside Manor in Mt. Vernon, IL after a 3 month battle with ovarian cancer.  She lived a full and active life up until that time.  Anyone who knew Iris knew that she had a kind and generous soul…Read more…

David L. Freeman

David L. Freeman, 75, of Scheller, Illinois, passed away at 12:44 am June 21, 2022 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born January 25, 1947 in Mount Vernon to the late Orval and Marie (Wojtowicz) Freeman.  David is survived by his children, Leslie Knox and husband, Matt of Woodlawn, Illinois and…Read more…

John A. Warren

John A. Warren, W9BFO, passed away at 12:30 am June 20, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois. He was born October 29, 1939, in Carmi, Illinois to the late Bernard Land and Mildred (Weirauch) Warren. John married Judith Ashbrook on September 10, 1972, in Mount Vernon, where they resided for many years. John was…Read more…

Joshua Evan Arnett

Joshua Evan Arnett, 42, of Dix, passed away at 11:04 p.m., Saturday, June 4, 2022, at his home.          He was born February 1, 1980, in Centralia, Illinois, the son of Randy Arnett and Cindi McCoy.  Mr. Arnett worked at Continental Tire, in Mt. Vernon.          He is survived by his mother, Cindi Peterman and…Read more…

James A. Maxham

James A. Maxham, 82 of Mt. Vernon passed away Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was born on March 15, 1940, the son of John Maxham and Thea Rosenburgh in Charleston, Illinois. He married Barbara Karch on January 15, 1982, in Woodlawn, Illinois and she survives him. James attended…Read more…

Phyllis Joan Gowler,

Phyllis Joan Gowler, 85, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 7:00 pm June 6, 2022 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born May 25, 1937 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Reverend Ace and Amy Summers. Phyllis is survived by her son, Blake Gowler and wife, Janna of…Read more…

Kathleen “Kathy” Heck

Kathleen “Kathy” Heck, 84, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 11:30 pm June 4, 2022 at Mount Vernon Health Care Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born June 17, 1937 in Tupelo, Mississippi to the late Charles and Eunice Bell (Moss) Mays. Kathy married Gilbert Sherman Heck on June 3, 1954. They were…Read more…

Olive Daphne Auxier

Olive Daphne Auxier, 90, of Belle Rive, Illinois, passed away at 10:28 am June 4, 2022 at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon. She was born September 26, 1931 in Belle Rive, Illinois to the late James and Clarissa (Hampton) Tucker. Daphne married Reverend Eldon Eugene Auxier on April 16, 1948 in Mount Vernon, Illinois. They were…Read more…

Jacqueline “Jacque” L. Roberts

Jacqueline “Jacque” L. Roberts, 87, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 10:23 am June 4, 2022 at Lavender Ridge Dignified Memory Care in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born January 5, 1935 in Saint Louis, Missouri to the late Elmer and Ruth (White) Nichols. Jacque married Billie E. Roberts on August 2, 1952 in Benton, Illinois. They…Read more…

Gloria June Wininger

Gloria June Wininger, 80, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home 12:00 am June 3, 2022 with her family by her side. She was born October 2, 1941 in Mount Vernon to the late Dalton and Doris (Davis) Musgrave.  Gloria is survived by her children, David Wininger and wife, Sarah of Mount Vernon and Melinda…Read more…

Roger A. “Purple Beard” Perez

Roger A. “Purple Beard” Perez, 65, of Carbondale, IL passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at his home in Carbondale. He was born January 6, 1957 in Gadsden, AL the son of Hilaris S. Perez and Ruth (Wheat) Drew.  He had worked as a DJ and audio/visual technician in the entertainment industry. Roger is survived by his…Read more…

Kerry Dean Warren

Kerry Dean Warren, 58, of McLeansboro passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro. Kerry was born October 13, 1963 in Fairfield, IL, the son of Louie Dean Warren and Lois Jean (Hall) Warren-Elliston.  He married Tammy (Thomas) Warren on February 16, 2007. Kerry worked at Hall’s Sawmill in McLeansboro; Circle R Fertilizer…Read more…