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From: Jo Ann & Earl McGhee <>
Subject: Recent Obits, Benton, IL
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 13:25:43 -0800

Benton Evening News, Benton, IL
Fri 16 Nov 2001 issue

PHILLIPS, Louis Carl, 86, of Ellenton, Fla. d. 24 Oct 2001
at home in Ellenton; b. 5 Feb 1915 in Benton; s/o Henry
Samuel PHILLIPS & Lou Ella CARDWELL; surv. by sister Eva
RICHEY of Marion; 3 sons: Ronald PHILLIPS of Ft Wayne, Ind;
Rannie PHILLIPS of Ft Collins, Colo; & Col. Douglas PHILLIPS
of Denver, Colo; 4 stepsons, Donald GORRELL of Genoa;
William GORRELL of Carmel, Ind; Robert GORRELL of Island
Lake; & Thomas GOLRRELL of Ft Polk; Lou; 4 daughters: Linda
HARTMAN & Jeannette PHILLIPS-KERSEY, both of Cuba, Mo; Debra
LAU of Gladbrook, Iowa; & Jacqueline PHILLIPS of
Marshalltown, Iowa; preceded in death by parents; 4 bros:
Bert, Ward, Arvil & Noble; wife Martha Louise NANGLE
PHILLIPS & wife Mary Patricia GORRELL PHILLIPS; burial
Masonic & OF Cem, Benton.

MERCER, Dean, 71, of Valier d. Wed 14 Nov 2001 at
Pinckneyville Community Hosp; b. 18 July 1930 in Valier; s/o
Harry MERCER & Bessie FARMER; md in 1951 to Gerry MICK, she
survives; surv. by dau. Kathy & husband Donnie SMITH of
Benton; son Frank & wife Melody MERCER of Valier; dau. Amy &
husband John PRUDENT of Mt Vernon; 4 grandchildren: Josh,
Sam, Jacob & Luke; 1 sister Shirley, & bro-in-law, John
PRICE of Valier; preceded in death by parents; burial Mt
Pleasant Cem.
Mon 19 Nov 2001 issue

BAIN, Lois "Maxine" (SINK), 83, of Dixon d. Sat 17 Nov 2001
at home of dau. in Dixon; b. 7 Oct 1918 near Benton; d/o
William SINK & Opal BOYER; md Royal Dwight BAIN 4 Apr 1934
in Franklin Co, he survives; surv. by a dau. Donna MAGNAFICI
of Dixon; a son, Jerry & wife Renee BAIN of Middletown, Va;
2 sisters: Freida DUBOIS of Bettendorf, Iowa, & Phyllis
CATLON of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a bro. Richard & wife Judy
SINK of Colorado Springs, Colo; preceded in death by
parents; bro. Lucian SINK; 2 sons, Kenneth Elton & Keith
Royal BAIN; burial Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

RAMSEY, Gordan, of Wood River, formerly of Mulkeytown d. 15
Nov 2001 in Barnes Hosp., St Louis, Mo; b. 29 Oct 1934 in
Mulkeytown; s/o John RAMSEY & Blanche BROWN GOFF; md Ina
ADAMS, she survives; surv. by 1 brother John & wife Jean
RAMSEY of Twain Harte, Calif; burial Masonic & OF Cem,

DeLATOUR, Dan J., 85, of Benton d. Fri 16 Nov 2001 at
Franklin Hosp, Benton; b. in Chicago 9 Mar 1915; s/o Stanley
F. deLATOUR & Kazimera JANOWIEJSKI; surv. by his wife,
Bernadine deLATOUR; 1 son Danny deLATOUR & wife Nancy; 3
grandsons: Dr. Kevin deLATOUR, Jeffrey deLATOUR, all of
Benton; Joel deLATOUR & wife Kim of Quincy, Mass.; 1
great-grandson Tai Daniel deLATOUR; preceded in death by
parents; burial Masonic & OF Cem, Benton.

WILLIAMS, Jerry Robert, 59, of Christopher d. Mon 19 Nov
2001 in Franklin Hosp. Emergency Room; b. 1 Feb 1942 in
Canton; s/o Clifford Leroy WILLIAMS & Vivian CARLEY; his
mother survives in Chicago; wife not named; surv. by 2 daus:
Joyce WILLIAMS of Colorado Springs, Colo; Trina WILLIAMS of
Chicago; 2 bros: Paul Raymond WILLIAMS of Christopher; &
Clifford L. WILLIAMS of Tinley Park; 3 sis: Janice I.
ISAACS, Chicago; Sheila SUMMERS, Chicago; & Debbie MATTHIAS
of Benton; burial Maple Hill Cem.
Tues 20 Nov 2001 issue

BOBIAK, Alex E., 83, formerly of Buckner, d. Mon 17 Nov 2001
in Sunbridge East, Edwardsville; b. 25 June 1918; s/o
Ignatious BABIAK (note spellings) & Tillie ARDEN; surv. by 5
nephews: George BABIAK of Collinsville; Frank BABIAK of
Hebron, Ind; Frank (sic) BOBIAK of Benton; Mike BOBIAK of
Calif; 2 nieces: Mary Ann BOBIAK of Calif; & Dorothy
DOELLING of Buckner; burial in Russian Orthodox Cem. in

TAYLOR, Mae, 95, of Ewing d. Sun 18 Nov 2001 at Franklin
Hosp, Benton; b. 25 Mar 1906 in Whittington; d/o William
WHITTINGTON & Libby TAYLOR; md 1 July 1921 in St Louis, Mo.
to Leland L. TAYLOR, he d. 3 Dec 1991; surv. by 1 son Lloyd
Wayne TAYLOR, an infant brother; 4 older brothers, Loria,
Ray, Everett, Woodrow, and by a sister Mazie SMITH; burial
Shiloh Cem.

HOUSE, Cheryl "Sis" (MATYI), 45, formerly of Christopher &
Benton d. Thurs. 19 Nov 2001 in Sarah Bush Lincoln Health
Center; b. 6 Sep 1956 in DuQuoin; d/o Albert MATYI &
Marguerite BEDAR; md 19 July 1974 to Ralph Lewis HOUSE, he
survives; surv. by 2 sons: Thomas D. HOUSE; & Joe HOUSE,
both of Benton; her mother, Marguerite MATYI; godson Jared
FOUREZ; her grandmother Carmen BEDAR of Christopher; 3 bros:
Mike MATYI of Benton; Steve MATYL of Benton; David MATYI of
Buckner; 3 sisters: Mary Beth DAVID of Johnston City; Janie
ROWLAND, Mulkeytown; Francie FOUREZ, Christopher; burial St
Andrew Catholic Church Cem, Christopher, IL
Fri 23 Nov 2001 issue

MITCHELL, Jennie E. (KRAMER), 82, of Christopher d. Wed 21
Nov 2001 at her home; b. 28 Mar 1919 in Findley; d/o Jacob
KRAMER & Bertha SIDWELL; md in Franklin Co. 25 July 1936 to
Lowell MITCHELL, he survives; surv. by 2 daus: Brenda
CHAPMAN & husband Herbie of Carterville; & Linda KONDOUDIS
of Buckner; 1 son Darrell & wife Mary MITCHELL of Valier; 6
grandsons, 2 granddaus., all named; 3 bros: Harold KRAMER of
Chicago; Jacob KRAMER of Clarksville, Tenn; & Glen KRAMER of
Cleveland, Tenn; 3 sisters: Mabel COWAN of Christopher;
Katherine BELL of St Louis; & Charlotte PETRAZIO of Benton;
preceded in death by parents; 1 sister, Ruth Marie; & 3
bros., Dewey, Kenneth & Owen; burial Maple Hill Cem, Sesser.

SULSER, Nina Gladys (CLAMPET), 94, of Sesser d. Thurs 22 Nov
2001 at Jeffersonian Care Center; b. 14 Feb 1907 in Sesser;
d/o Elmer Green CLAMPET & Emma Jane COFFEL; md 31 Mar 1928
to Jewel Oren SULSER, he d. Sep 1972; surv. by 3 daus:
Rosalie BENNETT, Ruth & husband John BABIAK, all of Sesser;
& Jan & husband George LOVING of Bloomington; 1 sister Lois
FRED of Sesser; preceded in death by parents; 7 bros; 1 son,
George Robert SULSER; 1 dau. Jeanie THERIOT; 1 great-great
granddaughter; burial Maple Hill Cem.

FLOTA, Coy A., 83, of Mt Vernon d. Thurs. 22 Nov 2001 at St.
Mary's Good Samaritan Hosp. (Mt Vernon); b. 26 Nov 1917 in
Norris City; s/o Theron J. FLOTA & Ethel McCARTHY; md Ruth
A. CLARK PAGE 23 Mar 1974 in Benton, she survives; surv. by
a son James N. FLOTA & wife Ruby of Effingham; daughters
Deanna CUNDIFF of Springfield, Donna PAGE of Mt Vernon;
dau-in-law Judy FLOTA of Mt Vernon; bros: Rev. Howard FLOTA
& wife Bea of Sebring, Fla; Edward E. FLLOTA & wife Helen of
Mt Vernon; Gale FLOTA & wife Maxine of Mt Vernon; Theron J.
"Junior" FLOTA & wife Sharon of Mt Vernon; 1 sister, Opal V.
JUSTICE of Mt Vernon; preceded in death by parents; 1 son,
Larry FLOTA; 2 bros: Denzil & Dwight FLOTA; burial Mt Vernon
Memorial Gardens Cem.

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