Robert “Bob” Schaubert

Robert “Bob” Schaubert, 85, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 11:50 pm August 4, 2020 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor. He was born April 5, 1935 in Centralia, Illinois to the late Clarence “Shorty” and Irma (Williams) Schaubert. Bob married Carolyn (Eastman) Schaubert on July 22, 1956 in Odin, Illinois. They just celebrated their 64th years of…Read more…

Curtis E. Grothoff

Curtis Eugene Grothoff, 81, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 10:45 am August 4, 2020 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon. He was born November 4, 1938 in Opdyke, Illinois to the late Eugene and Alice (Wiley) Grothoff. Curtis married Linda Gelaine (Vinsel) Grothoff on November 7, 1965 at Park Avenue Baptist Church in…Read more…

Amber Jennings

Amber Jennings, 36, of Chicago, Illinois, formerly of Ina, Illinois, passed away peacefully in her sleep at 1:00 pm August 4, 2020 at her parents home in Ina. She was born July 6, 1984 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to Floyd and Trish (McGovern) Garofolo. A Visitation will be held Friday, August 7, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:00…Read more…

Margie Lee Weidenbach

Margie Lee Weidenbach, 79, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 11:21am, August 3, 2020 at Crossroads Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.  She was born May 24, 1941 in St. Elmo, Illinois to the late James J. and Alma L. Ellis.  She married Ray “Sonny” Weidenbach on December 13, 1996 in Mount Vernon and he preceded her in…Read more…

Donnie Lorett Shurtz

Donnie Lorett Shurtz, 83, of Waltonville, IL went to be with the Lord Saturday morning August 1, 2020 at 6:30 A.M. in White Oaks Nursing Home. She was born August 13, 1936 in Ripley, MS to Guy and Ethel (Little) Roberts. She married John David Shurtz on October 24, 1954 at the home of John’s…Read more…

Betty “JoAnn” Harris

Betty “JoAnn” Harris, 81, of Salem, passed away Sunday, August 2, 2020, at Twin Willows Nursing Center in Salem. She was born March 21, 1939, in McClure, Illinois, the daughter of James and Ella Mae (Rudluff) Matlock.  On May 29, 1969, in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, she married Marvin Eugene “Gene” Harris, and he preceded…Read more…

Ellinor M. Patterson

Ellinor Marie Patterson, 71, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 2:42 am August 1, 2020 at her home. She was born February 4, 1949 in Mount Vernon to the late Karl L. and Ellinor Ruth (Ragan) Little. Ellinor first married David Arthur Larcom and he preceded her in death in August of 1973.  She later married…Read more…

Douglas Carter

Douglas Carter, 62, of Bonnie, Illinois, passed away at 12:15 pm July 31, 2020 at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mount Vernon. He was born November 24, 1957 in Anna, Illinois to the late Bill Oleva (Palmer) Carter. Doug married Donnna (Pierce) Carter and she preceded him in death in February of 2020. A…Read more…

Rev. Larry E. Griffin, Sr.

Rev. Larry Earl Griffin, Sr. was born on Sep. 9, 1944, to the late Willie Williams Griffin and the late Doretha “Artency” Kelly Griffin. He departed this life on July 27, 2020. Larry gave his life to Christ at an early age at Avenue Baptist Church in Monroe, LA. Larry was proceeded in death by his grandparents,…Read more…

Norma J. Webb

Norma J. Webb, 91, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away at 12:25 am July 29, 2020 at White Oak Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Mount Vernon. She was born June 9, 1929 in Mattoon, Illinois to the late Chester H. Minor and Mabel (Hunt) Minor Stewart. Norma married Roger E. Webb on March 6, 1954 in Mount…Read more…

Emma Lou Smith

Emma Lou Smith, 91 of Lakewood Ranch, Florida passed away on July 28th 2020 at 10:58am in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.  She was born to Everett and Ruth (Crawley) Gholson on June 8th 1929. She was the first certified Dietician Educator in the US. She was married to Robert Edward Smith who preceded her in death. …Read more…

Harold Lee Rector

Harold Lee Rector of Johnsonville passed away at his home on July 28th 2020.  He was born to George and Freda (Keen) of Mt.Vernon on August 26th 1930.  He married Lydia Scarbrough on July 29, 1950.  Harold Lee pumped oil wells and farmed most of his life. He is survived by two sons, Ric Rector of Porter, Texas…Read more…

James W. “Jim” Keele

James Willis “Jim” Keele, 81, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 7:04 a.m., July 17, 2020, at his home. He was born August 15, 1938, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Willis and Lavin (Shields) Keele. From 1958 to April 1989, he was associated with Keele Milling Company.  Jim was a retired truck driver for St.…Read more…

Cynthia K. Pierce

Cynthia K. Pierce, 59, a resident of Enfield, Illinois, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. She was born February 13, 1961 in Bonneterre, MO to Clarence and Barbara Bess.  She was a home maker. Cynthia is survived by two sons: Justin (Jacinda) Pierce of Enfield, IL and Wesley (Nancy) Pierce…Read more…

Ginger K. Wheeler

Ginger Kay Wheeler, 66, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, went to be with the Lord after battling cancer for a year on July 26, 2020 at 7:30 pm at her residence in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born November 8, 1953 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late John and Jewell (Holman) Wells. Ginger married Stephen Wheeler on June…Read more…