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Area Obituaries

Linda Lou Wilburn, 63, Ramsey

Linda Lou Wilburn, 63, of Ramsey, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Casey Cemetery in rural Ramsey, with Pastor David Russell officiating. Friends and family may gather at the cemetery at 10:30 a.m. Memorials: Fayette County…

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Morris E. Keeling, 94, Vandalia

Morris E. Keeling, 94, of Vandalia, passed away at 10:36 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia, with the Rev. Doug Wodtka officiating. Interment will follow in Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Visitation…

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Judy I. Hoffmire, 79, Brownstown

Judy I. Hoffmire, 79, of Brownstown, died peacefully at 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024, at her home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Gieseking Funeral Home in Brownstown, with Pastor Wes Hoffmire and Dave Arnold officiating. Burial will follow in South Hill Cemetery, Vandalia. Visitation…

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Joseph D. ‘Joe’ Keppler, 94, Vandalia

Joseph D. “Joe” Keppler, 94, of Vandalia, was reunited with the love of his life at 3:15 PM, Wednesday, February 14, 2024, Valentine’s Day, at SBL Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Bethel Baptist Church, Vandalia with Dr. Ben Foxworth, Dennis Hutchison and the Rev.…

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Joyce L. Flowers, 90, Hillsboro

Joyce LaDon (Root) Flowers, 90, of Hillsboro, IL, formerly of Vandalia, IL and Fillmore, IL, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2024, surrounded by family at Hillsboro Health Assisted Living in Hillsboro, IL.   Services will be held at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Bethel Baptist Church, Vandalia, IL with Rev. Joe Lawson and…

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Glenn H. Pugh, 82, Farmersburg, IN

Glenn Harold Pugh, 82, Farmersburg, Indiana, went to be with our Lord on January 31, 2024, with family by his side. Glenn was born in 1941 in rural Farmersburg, Indiana, son of Damon Pugh and Doris Pugh of Sullivan County. His loving wife Carol A. Curry Pugh preceded him on March 27, 2012. He is…

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Fred D. Cole, 78, Effingham

Fred D. Cole, 78, of Effingham, IL, formerly of Vandalia, passed away peacefully at 8:30 PM, Monday, January 29, 2024, at his home. A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 03, 2024 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia. Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, Vandalia. Military Rites will be accorded…

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Mitch M. Tinker, 86,

Mitch M. Tinker, age 86, passed away on January 19, 2024, in Pensacola, Florida. She was born on April 25, 1937, in Pensacola. She was married in 1956 to Charles L. Tinker of Vandalia, Illinois, while he was stationed at NAS Pensacola early in his career as a Naval Aviator.   Mitch was a lover…

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Barbara A. Swofford, 81, Vandalia

Barbara Swofford, 81, of Vandalia, formerly of Brownstown, died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at SBL Fayette County Hospital-Long Term Care, Vandalia.   A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2024 at McInturff Cemetery, Hagarstown, IL with Rev. Olen Evans officiating. Memorials may be made to the Fayette…

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Glynis M. Wright, 92, St. Elmo

Glynis Mae Wright, age 92, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 8:03 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 2024 in Springfield, Illinois. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2024 at New Horizon Church in St. Elmo with a one-hour visitation prior to the service. PeeWee Denton will be officiating. Interment will be…

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