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From: "Jo Ann & Earl McGhee" <>
Subject: Recent Obits, Mt Vernon, IL
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 13:10:50 -0400
The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL
Mon 26 Aug 2002 issue
KARCH, Linda Loucille (GLENN), 60 (includes photo), of Mt Vernon d. Sun 25
Aug 2002 at her home; b. 24 Dec 1941 in Mt Vernon; d/o Clarence Ray and
Helen GLENN; md 31 Dec 1958 in Mt Vernon to Rev. Gary Dean KARCH, he
survives; surv. by 1 son, Harold Ray "Pody" KARCH of Mt Vernon; 1 dau. Faith
Leann HANSON of Mt Vernon; 2 grandchildren, named; her mother Helen GLENN of
Mt Vernon; 3 bros: Larry GLENN, Mike GLENN & wife Donna, all of Mt Vernon,
and Mark GLENN & wife Vickie of Valier; 1 sis. Michelle "Mickey" BURWELL &
husband Jerry of Mt Vernon; a bro-in-law, Ronnie KARCH & wife Barbara of Mt
Vernon; a sis-in-law, Doris June HARRIMAN & husband Ralph of Eldorado;
preceded in death by her father Clarence "CR" GLENN; a son, Gary Dean KARCH
Jr; and a son-in-law, Stuart HANSON; burial Bethel Memorial Cem, Mt Vernon.
ALLEN, Cathy J. (HUMPHREY), 46 (includes photo), of Mt Vernon d. 25 Aug 2002
at her home; b. 19 Jan 1956 in New Eagle, Penn; d/o Elwood HUMPHREY &
Dorothy PETRY; md 20 May 1977 in DuQuoin to Steve ALLEN, he survives; she
was a minister for 20 yrs; surv. by her mother, Dorothy BAILEY and
step-father, Don BAILEY of DuQuoin; 2 bros. Raymond HUMPHREY and wife June
of Ocala, Fla; & Allen HUMPHREY & wife Sally of DuQuoin; 4 sisters: Liz
THOMPSON of DuQuoin; Linda HUFFMAN & husband Gordan of Wentzville, Mo; Mary
JONES & husband Ken of St Peters, Mo; & Ruth O'ROURKE of DuQuoin; preceded
in death by father; burial at Oakwood Cem. in Mt. Vernon, Apostale, Steve
ALLEN will officiate.
JOHNSON, Amy Nadine (WARREN), 86 (includes photo), of Mt Vernon d. 22 Aug
2002 at Nature Trail Nursing Home (in Mt Vernon); b. 6 Mar 1916 in Ewing;
d/o Lavo WARREN & Mary NEAL; md Thomas Leon JOHNSON 13 Jan 1935 in Mt
Vernon, he d. 15 Nov 1971; surv. by 1 son, Tommy JOHNSON & wife Fay of Mt
Vernon; 1 bro. Davis WARREN & wife Ethel of Anna; 1 sister Carmen "Teeny"
AYERS of Mt Vernon; 4 nephews & 1 niece, named; preceded in death by
parents; husband; & 1 bro. George WARREN, who d. in WW II; burial Oakwood
Cem. in Mt Vernon.
HAMMERSLEY, John Emil, 75 (includes photo), of Mt Vernon, formerly of
Eldorado d. 22 Aug 2002 at St Johns Hosp. in Springfield; b. 28 Jan 1927 in
Eldorado; s/o Emil H. HAMMERSLEY & Eva CARNER; md 22 June 1944 to Mary
Margaret SCROGGINS, she survives; surv. by a son, John Lee HAMMERSLEY of
Eldorado; a dau. Louise HERNDON-SMITH of Springfield; his mother, Eva
HAMMERSLEY; 2 brothers: Mike HAMMERSLEY & wife Tina of Shelbyville; & Jim
HAMMERSLEY & wife Cathy of Simpson; a sister Sue BISHOP & husband Lee of
Phoenix, Ariz; burial at Lindale Memorial Gardens in Eldorado.
WARD, Sondy Jean (VINEYARD), 52, of Mt Vernon, formerly of Maryland d. 23
Aug 2002 at her home; b. 6 Jan 1950 in Poplar Bluff, Mo; d/o Arwin VINEYARD
& Judy (CARLOS BARES); md 5 March 1998 in Fredricksburg, Va. to Keith WARD,
he survives; surv. by 1 son, Joe BARNETT & wife Tess of Mt Vernon; & 1
grandson, Dustin Bradley BARNETT of Mt Vernon; preceded in death by parents;
burial at Mt Vernon Memorial Gardens Cem.
MICKELSON, Elias Lee, 92 (includes photo), of Bonnie d. 24 Aug 2002 at St
Mary's/Good Samaritan Hosp. in Mt Vernon; b. 1 March 1910 in Duncombe, Iowa;
s/o Martin MICKELSON & Anna NELSON; md Eleanor FULLER (JONES), she survives;
surv. by 1 dau. Alberta DODSON & husband Steve of Dahlgren; 2 step-daus. & 2
grandchildren, named; preceded in death by 1 son, Martin MICKELSON; his
parents, 3 bros. & 1 sis; burial Kirk Cem. in Ina.
Thurs 29 Aug 2002 issue
FICO, Esther Marcella (HIGGINS), 79 (includes photo), of Nason d. 28 Aug
2002 at her home; b. 17 Jan 1923 in Mt Vernon; d/o Frank HIGGINS & Sadie
KERN; md 11 Aug 1951 in Ina to Arthur FICO, he survives; surv. by 5 sons:
James R. HIGGINS & wife Jan of Lake of Egypt; Earl F. HALE of Watsonville,
Calif; Arthur R. FICO of Los Cruces, NM; Joseph L. FICO & wife Vicki of
Springfield; & Darrell A. FICO & wife Cindy of Jupiter, Fla; 2 daughters:
Elizabeth & husband Lester BALTZELL of Bonnie; & Annabelle & husband Jack
CARTER of Bonnie; preceded in death by parents; 2 sons, Paul Edward HALE,
who was killed in Vietnam; & Michael FICO; 1 grandson, Robert Kent DUNCAN; 3
brothers, James HIGGINS, Ernest HIGGINS & Robert HIGGINS; & 2 sisters,
Elizabeth VANDENBURG & Norma GREYHAM; burial Mt Vernon Memorial Gardens Cem.
GOLLIHUR, Edna (GIBSON), 87, of McLeansboro d. 28 Aug 2002 at Hamilton Mem.
Hosp. in McLeansboro; b. 7 Nov 1914 in rural Saline Co. near Broughton; d/o
Thurman Jacob GIBSON & Clara DEVERE; md 13 Nov 1932 in Eldorado to Loran
Charles GOLLIHUR, he d. 29 Jan 1967; surv. by 2 daus: Clara Nell BUTLER of
Anna; & Bonnie Sue RUBENACKER & husband Alfred of McLeansboro; 1 son, L.C.
GOLLIHUR of West Palm Beach, Fla; 1 sister, Mary MOFFETT & husband Fred of
Melvindale, Mich; 1 bro. Stanley GIBSON & wife Gladys of Calif; 8
grandchildren, named; preceded in death by parents; a sister; her husband;
and a son-in-law, Clayton BUTLER; burial at Oddfellows Cem. in McLeansboro.
SHUMAKER, Don R., 55, of Decatur, formerly of Centralia, d. 27 Aug 2002 at
Decatur Mem. Hosp. in Decatur; b. 17 Jan 1947 in Effingham; s/o Warden
SHUMAKER & Marie TAYLOR; surv. by his mother, Marie SHUMAKER; his twin bro.
Ron SHUMAKER & wife Linda of Decatur; preceded in death by his father;
burial Mt Vernon Memorial Gardens Cem.
HAMMONTREE, Donald D., 78, of South Daytona, Fla., formerly of Peoria d. 27
Aug 2002 at his home; b. 26 Nov 1923 in McLeansboro; s/o Thomas HAMMONTREE &
Stella CLARK; md Aldena H. RICH 18 Feb 1946 in Morganfield, Ky., she
survives; surv. by 4 sons: Donald T. HAMMONTREE & wife Judy of Waynesville,
NC; Ronnie D. HAMMONTREE & wife Debbie of Lowpoint; John HAMMONTREE & wife
Susan of Daytona Beach, Fla; and Thomas HAMMONTREE of Waynesville, NC; 1
dau. Lisa COLEMAN & husband the Rev. CRAIG of Osage Beach, Mo; 5
grandchildren, named; 1 sis. Doris SUMMERS of McLeansboro; 3 half-sis. & 4
half-bros., named; preceded in death by parents; 3 bros; & 1 grandson;
funeral in Wayne City, IL, burial at Olive Branch Cem.
FERRERO, Dean, 70, of Metropolis, formerly of Mt Vernon d. 28 Aug 2002 at
his home; burial at Metropolis Memorial Gardens Cem; surv. by his wife,
Betty (MILLIKIN) FERRERO; 3 daus: Patricia FERRERO and Todd McELHINEY of Mt
Vernon; Diane BREMER & husband Monte of Metropolis; & Kathy DOWD & husband
Philip of Metropolis; 1 son, Mark FERRERO & wife Janel of Mountain View,
Calif; 7 grandchildren, named; 2 sisters: Donna ROGERO & husband Albert of
East Palatka, Fla; and Isabelle NEWBOLD & husband Jody of Creal Springs;
preceded in death by his mother, Matilda KELLERMAN; his father and
step-mother, Lawrence and Dorothy FERRERO; & 1 grandson, Mark Allen
FERREE, Laura E. (HANSON), of Raytown, Mo. d. 27 Aug 2002; burial at Floral
Hills Memorial Gardens Cem; b. 24 Oct 1910 on the prairies near Nolin, SD.
in a sod house; d/o Henry H. HANSON & Ivy Daisy CARR; md 7 June 1941 to
Chester D. FERREE; surv. by dau. Sue Ellen HUNSICKER & husband Carl; a
sis-in-law, Ruth HANSON of Marietta, Ga; preceded in death by her parents, &
3 bros. Laurel, Haldor and George.
LEECK, Jane Eileen, 76, of Opdyke d. 28 Aug 2002 at St. Mary's/Good
Samaritan Hosp. in Mt. Vernon; funeral Fri., burial at Opdyke Cem; complete
obit. info will follow Friday.
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