Area Obituaries

Jonathan “Jon” Eugene Barcus, 78, of Effingham

Jonathan “Jon” Eugene Barcus, 78, of Effingham, passed away at 9:20 p.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the Aperion Care Nursing Home in St. Elmo. There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22 at Pagel Funeral Homes in St. Elmo. Memorials may go to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may…

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Alyssa M. Rhodes, 29, of Charleston, formerly of Brownstown

Alyssa M. Rhodes, 29, of Charleston, died early Sunday morning, April 11, 2021 in rural Effingham, as the result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. A public visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, followed by a private family funeral…

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Wanda Black-Hill, Vandalia native, passes

Wanda Black-Hill passed away Saturday April 10, 2021 at Cox Hospital in Branson, MO.  She was born April 30, 1932 in Vandalia, the daughter of Archie and Cressie L. (Ritchey) Bolyard. Funeral Services will be held at noon, Thursday, April 15, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, with Pastor Robert Daugherty, officiating. Burial will follow at…

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Lois E. McCormick, 71, of Vandalia

Lois E. McCormick, 71, of Vandalia, passed away Thursday, April 8, 2021, at SBL Fayette County Hospital ER, Vandalia. Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 12, 2021, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery, rural Ramsey, with Pastor Joe Lawson officiating. Friends and family may gather at the cemetery at 10:30 a.m. on Monday.…

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Mark L. Diveley, 51, of Ramsey

Mark L. Diveley, 51, of Ramsey, Illinois, God gave him rest and called him home Sunday, April 11, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital, in Chesterfield, MO, Due to complications stemming from Myasthenia Gravis. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 15, 2021, at First Pentecostal Church, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Victor Votaw, officiating.…

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Rosetta Wheeler, 82, of Somonauk

Rosetta Wheeler, 82, of Somonauk, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at Sandwich Rehabilitation Center in Sandwich, IL. She was born October 15, 1938 in Vandalia, the daughter of Frank and Estella (Howard) Dubiel. She married Eugene Wheeler in Terre Haute, IN. Rosetta enjoyed doing wordsearch puzzles, watching the Cardinals play baseball, Nascar, and spending…

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Robert “Wayne” Brown, 69, of Newton

Robert “Wayne” Brown, 69, of Newton, passed away at 1:50 a.m., Friday, April 02, 2021 at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, April 09, 2021 at New Beginnings Church in Newton. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be…

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Michael Wayne Funk, 74, of Vandalia

Michael Wayne Funk, 74, of Vandalia, passed away at 11:56 p.m., Saturday, April 03, at his home surrounded by family. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, April 07, 2021 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home, Vandalia with Rev. Pete LeDuc officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service…

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Lucille Norris Walker, 89, of Patoka

Lucille Norris Walker, 89, of Patoka passed away Friday, April 2, 2021. She was born on September 19, 1931 the daughter of Eberle and Mildred Norris. She married Deneen “Slick” Walker on June 4, 1949 at the Patoka United Methodist Church and they were married for 65 years. Survivors include her children, son, Kenny (Suzy)…

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Holly Noelle Sargent, 45, of Ramsey

Holly Noelle Sargent, 45, of Ramsey, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021, at her home in Ramsey. Graveside Services were held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 6, at Hortenstine Family Farm Cemetery, Rural Ramsey, with Pastor Larry Daniel officiating. Friends and family may gather at the cemetery at 12 Noon. Memorials: Ramsey Community Schools Reading…

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