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From: Jo Ann McGhee <>
Subject: Recent Obits
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 14:54:22 -0600
Benton Evening News, Benton, IL
EUBANKS, Kerby, 82, of West Frankfort d. Fri. 3 Nov 2000 at Parkview
Care Center, West Frankfort; b. 15 Feb 1918 in Sesser; s/o Stan EUBANKS
& Sarah PITCHFORD; md Joyce TERRY 24 May 1976, she survives; surv. by a
son Larry and wife Judy EUBANKS, Marion; preceded in death by parents;
burial Sun. 5 Nov at Masonic & OF Cem, Benton.
PINKHAM, Ronald Paul, 62, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Benton, d. Fri.
3 Nov 2000 at home; s/o Rev. & Mrs. Paul PINKHAM; surv. by wife of 34
years, Gilda (SCHWARTZ) PINKHAM; surv. by 2 sons (not named); 2
grandchildren; sisters, Janie LOESCHNER of Florissant, Mo. and Sondra
GANN of Bridgeton, Mo; Interment will be in Colo. (very short obit)
HEINZ, Barbara Jean (JOHNSON), 62, formerly of Whittington, d. Fri. 1
Nov 2000 in Fargo, N.D.; b. 1 April 1938 in Whittington; d/o Raymond and
Hattie JOHNSON; surv. by brother Marvin JOHNSON; sister Viva DOSTER,
Hobe Sound, Fla; and daughter, Margarett Sue CHRISTIAN, and 5
grandchildren, all of Kenosha, Wisc; preceded in death by parents and
granddaughter, Valerie PETERSON; funeral arrangements pending, burial
will be at Masonic & OF Cem.
PIOVESON, Nellie L. (SMITH), 78, of West City, d. Fri. 3 Nov 2000 at
Franklin Skilled Care, Benton; b. 4 Dec 1921 in Benton; d/o Chalon SMITH
& Ollie Pearl WALKER; surv. by husband Frank PIOVESON of West City; 1
son, Brad PIOVESON and wife Sharon of Benton; 1 granddaughter, Michelle
NUERNBERGER of Bamberg, Germany; 2 great-grandchildren, Sean and Kylee;
2 brothers: Herbert SMITH of West City; and Clyde MANDRELL of Marion; 1
sister, Mabel ROE of Lebanon; preceded in death by parents; 1 brother,
Chalon Howard SMITH; burial Tues. 7 Nov at Masonic & OF Cem, Benton.
WHITTIER, John G., 86, of Benton d. Mon. 6 Nov 2000 at Good Samaritan
Regional Health Center, Mt. Vernon; b. 6 April 1914 in Wales, Tenn; s/o
Harry and Mabel WHITTIER; md the former Ida Marie WILLIAMS 19 March
1937, she d. 2 Nov 1990; surv. by son, George and wife Pat of
Belleville; 2 daughters, Earla of Benton, Cathy and husband Kingsley, of
Ewing; preceded in death by parents; 2 sisters, Helen and Margie; burial
Thurs. 9 Nov at Masonic & OF Cem, Benton.
MYERS, Emma Chesney (HALE), d. Fri. 3 Nov 2000 in Good Samaritan
Regional Health Center, Mt. Vernon; b. 22 March 1912 in Bonnie; d/o W.A.
HALE and Nancy Lou ADAMS; preceded in death by husband (not named),
parents, 2 sisters, 3 brothers (none named); surv. by 2 daughters:
Louise HOWARD and husband Bob of West Frankfort; and Mary Ellen
(LeVAULT) HOPPES of West Frankfort; grandchildren (several named);
burial Mon. 6 Nov. at Kirk Cem, Ina.
The Register-News, Mt. Vernon, IL
DERRY, Burrell B., 88 (includes photo), of Mt. Vernon d. 9 Nov 2000 at
Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor; b. 7 May 1912 in Mt. Vernon; s/o Harvey L.
DERRY and Elsie V. MASSEY; md Irene GREEN 27 Mar 1937, she d. 31 July
1986; surv. by one son, Mehl DERRY and wife Genny of Mt. Vernon; 2
grandchildren (named); 5 great-grandchildren (named); a brother, Lester
DERRY and wife Gladys of Mt. Vernon; sister-in-law, Mickey DERRY of
Dixon, Mo; preceded in death by parents and 2 brothers, Wilbur DERRY and
Ray DERRY; burial Sat. 11 Nov. at Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens.
KETTLER, Arthur W. "Bill", 58 (includes photo), of Woodlawn d. 8 Nov
2000 at his home; b. 16 Oct. 1942; md Sheila KETTLER, she survives;
surv. by a daughter, Kelly Ann MURO of Ashland, Ore; a son, Sean KETTLER
and wife Jenny of Mt. Vernon; and stepson Wren HUTCHERSON and wife Mary
of Mt. Vernon; funeral Sat. 10 Nov at Newell Funeral Home (Mt. Vernon);
burial at a later date in Mt. Vernon Memorial Gardens.
HUTSON, Carrie M. (REED), 90, formerly of McLeansboro, d. 8 Nov 2000 at
Cisne Healthcare Center; b. 21 June 1910 in Wayne Co; d/o William Logan
REED & Martha Jane WARREN; md Otis HUTSON 29 Jan 1945 in Mattoon, he d.
20 Jan 1970; surv. by sister-in-law, Dora REED of Cisne, several nephews
and nieces; preceded in death by parents; 6 brothers: Wilburn REED,
Clarence REED, Charley REED, Warren REED, Leslie REED and Glenn REED;
and 2 sisters: Hester MIDDLETON and Pearl COLLINS; burial Sat. 10 Nov.
at Maple Hill Cem. in Fairfield.
MYERS, Helen D. (SWIFT), 80 (includes photo), of Mt. Vernon d. 9 Nov
2000 at her home; b. 12 Nov 1919 in Mt. Vernon; d/o Harry M. SWIFT and
Mary Jane FARTHING; md Lester C. "Slim" MYERS 30 Apr 1939 in Mt. Vernon,
he d. 12 Dec 1969; surv. by 1 daughter, Elizabeth MARQUIS and husband
Mike of Mt. Vernon; a son, David A. MYERS and wife Connie of Evansville,
Ind; 6 grandchildren (named); 2 step-grandchildren (named); a sister,
Martha FOSTER of Mt. Vernon; preceded in death by parents, and 1
daughter, Michelle MYERS; burial Sat. 11 Nov. at Mt. Vernon Memorial
LEHDE, Frances, 88, of Nashville d. 9 Nov 2000 at Washington Co. Hosp.
in Nashville; plans pending, no other info.
BROOKMAN, Dessie Mae (HAMBLEN), 89 (includes photo), of Mt. Vernon d. 4
Nov 2000 at Barnes-Jewish Hosp. in St. Louis; b. 20 May 1911 in
Jefferson Co; d/o E.C. HAMBLEN & Dollie GARDNER; md Rev. Luther BROOKMAN
28 May 1927 in Mt. Vernon, he d. 30 Sep 1991; surv. by a twin sister,
Tessie MINOR of Mt. Vernon; a daughter-in-law, DeLores Jean BROOKMAN of
Mt. Vernon; 3 grandchildren (named); preceded in death by parents, and 1
son, Charles "Chuck" BROOKMAN; burial will be in Mt. Vernon Memorial
LEUTY, Mabel M. (PATTON), 88, of Kansas City, Mo. d. 5 Nov 2000 at her
home; former resident of Dix and Mt. Vernon areas; (plans pending, no
CREMEENS, Geoffrey "Bud", 83, of West Frankfort d. 4 Nov 2000 at Marion
Memorial Hosp; b. 30 Mar 1917 in Akin; s/o Arville CREMEENS & Ethel ING;
md Roberta HARVEY 6 July 1937 in Evansville, Ind., she survives; surv.
by 2 sons: Rev. Ron CREMEENS and wife Linda of Benton; and Dwight
CREMEENS and wife Connie of Carlinville; a daughter, Donna PEACOCK and
husband Bill of Mt. Vernon; preceded in death by parents; a son, Ross
CREMEENS; 4 sisters: Helen MOORE, Gladys JOHNSON, Chloe IRVIN and Beulah
WILLIAMS; and a brother, Ross CREMEENS; burial Tues. 6 Nov. at Brady
NIMMO, Hester, 96, of Mt. Vernon d. 5 Nov 2000 at Casey Care Center; b.
27 Sep 1904 in Reynoldsville; d/o George NIMMO & Della R. DALE; never
married; preceded in death by parents; burial Tues. 7 Nov at West Salem
Cem, Mt. Vernon.
MYERS, Emma E. Chesney, 88, of Bonnie (see above)
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