Jo Ellen Heggemeier
STEELEVILLE -- Jo Ellen Heggemeier, 54, died at 12:18 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004, at home. Memorials will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sparta, with the Rev. Karen Knodt officiating. Memorials may be made to the Sparta Community Hospital Scholarship Fund or Westminster Presbyterian Church. McDaniel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Heggemeier was a medical technologist at Sparta Community Hospital for 34 years. She was an elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church, a member of the American Association of Bioanalysts, Randolph County Ambulance Board and a boardmember of Union Cemetery. She was born June 6, 1950, in Sparta, to Wilber A. Wiley and Elberta L. (Hawthorne) Wiley. She married Cecil E. Heggemeier on Aug. 11, 1973, in Sparta. He survives of Sparta. Other survivors include one sister, Jane Ann Boyd and husband George of Sparta; one niece, Rachel Claire Giffhorn and husband Neil of Waterloo; special cousin, Ruby McDill of Blair and two daughters, Carolyn and Donna. Her parents preceded her in death.
BELLEVILLE -- Lloyd Fowler, 52, of Belleville, formerly of Johnston City, died at 10:10 p.m. Friday, June 18, 2004, at home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City. There will be no funeral services. Per his request his body will be cremated at a later date. Lloyd was born on Feb. 3, 1952, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of J. L. and Wanda (Canaan) Fowler. He has been with his loving partner Darlene (Lawrence) Absher Conner for 24 years. She survives. He was a self-employed contractor and a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. He graduated Ottumwa High School in 1970. He is survived by his parents of Ottumwa; two sons, Travis L. Fowler and wife Patty of Hobart, Ind, and Matthew Absher and Jennifer of Shiloh; four grandchildren, Danielle, Austin, Gage, and Cole; one sister, Diana Barnett and husband Steve of Ottumwa; one brother, David Fowler and wife Cindy of Hurst; two nieces, Tami Lee Fowler, and Lori Lee Fowler; four nephews, Craig Barnett, David Barnett, Toby Barnett, and Cody Barnett; numerous other nieces and nephews; a father-in-law, Lester Lawrence and Lucy of Johnston City; a sister-in-law, Edna Frost and husband Randy of Overland Park, Kan. ; a brother-in-law, Robert Lawrence and wife Donna of Johnston City; a sister-in-law, Elaine Helms of Johnston City; a sister-in-laW. Janada Schaubert and husband Tom of Johnston City; a close friend and hunting buddy, John Arnold; and many other close friends and hunting buddies. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Amy Absher Daughenbaugh, and a sister-in-law, Donna Cullum.
MURPHYSBORO -- Robert A. Swaar, 89, of Murphysboro, died at 3 p.m. Friday, June 18,2004, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. He was born on Monday, March 22, 1915, in Murphysboro, the son of Loring Swaar and Myrtle Elenora (Wagner) Swaar Jarrett (both deceased). He was a retired truck driver for Bost Trucking. He served in the U. S. Army in World War II. He married Alma Mae Weil on Dec. 30, 1949. She died on Dec. 28, 2000. He was a member of the Berean Christian Church Murphysboro and the American Legion Post 127 Murphysboro. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro, with the Rev. Mark Wingo officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. today until the hour of services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park. Memorials can be made to Berean Christian Church. Survivors include son, Robert Michael Swaar and his wife Judi Swaar of Murphysboro; grandson, Michael Lane Swaar of Murphysboro; granddaughter and spouse, Debi Kaye and Stan Tanner of Creal Springs; sister-in-law, Lorraine Weil of Crown Point, Ind. ; half-sisters, Esther Lipe of Murphysboro, Helen Brantley of Murphysboro, Betty McKinney of Madison, Ind., and Norma Brantley of Murphysboro; and great-grandchildren, Hailey, Quinton and Emily Mae Tanner of Creal Springs. One daughter, Patricia Ann Swaar, died in July 1953; one granddaughter; one sister, Ethel Giffin and one step-sister, Lillian Carrothers, also preceded her in death.
Dean 'Dino' Northcutt
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS -- Dean Northcutt, 73, of Clearwater, Fla., and formerly of Southern Illinois, passed away at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at home. Dean was born in Marion, March 3, 1931, the son of Malcom and Alma (Padgett) Northcutt. Dean grew up in Zeigler, living there until entering the United States Navy in 1952 during the Korean conflict and was discharged in 1957. He later made his home in Wheeling and moved to Clearwater in 1971. When he retired, Dean was the owner of a laundry leasing service in Clearwater. While growing up in Zeigler he made many good friends, keeping in contact with them down through the yearsHe is survived by his mother, Alma Northcutt Fiscus of Clearwater; daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and Gene Rimer of Clearwater; his companion, Lynnie (Kakouris) Richie of Clearwater; two granddaughters, Julie Halladay and Brandie Rimer both of Clearwater; one aunt, Marjorie Samay of Marion; and other family members and many good friends. He was preceded in death by his father; one son, Brent Northcutt; and one infant brother, Malcom Northcutt, Jr. Dean will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Services for Dean Northcutt will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2004, in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Kenneth Kramer of Zion United Church of Christ officiating. Those wishing to attend the services may join the family for a time of visitation after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home in Marion. For those who wish, memorials may be in the form of donations to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home or may be mailed in care of: Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, P. O. Box 370, Marion, IL 62959. Services for Dean were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004, in the Moss-Feaster Funeral Home in Clearwater, with the Rev. Andy Strachan of Skycrest Baptist Church officiating. For additional information, please contact the funeral home by calling (618) 993-2131.
STEELEVILLE -- Clarence L. Dierks, 82, died at 6:50 a.m. Sunday, June 20, 2004, in Three Springs Lodge in Chester. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Wilson's Funeral Home in Steeleville, with the Rev. Edwin A. Reuter officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in Wine HilL. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. today at from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Peter's Memorial Fund. Mr. Dierks was a retired farmer. He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Wine Hill. He was born June 5, 1922, in Welge, to Edwin and Hulda (Meyer) Dierks. Survivors include several cousins. His parents and one brother preceded him in death.
MCLEANSBORO -- Daniel D. Webb, 81, died at 2:58 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004, in Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, with the Rev. Robert Sefried officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery near McLeansboro, with graveside military rites by American Legion Post 106. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
ELDORADO -- Frank Cook, 78, died at 5 a.m. Sunday, June 20, 2004, at home. Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Watson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Russell Helton officiating. Burial will be in Mount Oval Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
WALTONVILLE -- Alden Fairchild, 77, died at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004, at home. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville, with Brother Bill Newell officiating. Burial will be in Knob Prairie Cemetery, with military honors provided by American Legion Post 141 of Mount Vernon. Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Knob Prairie Cemetery or Hospice of Good Samaritan Hospital and will be accepted at the funeral home.
KARNAK -- Virgil Collins, 88, died at 2:40 a.m. Sunday, June 20, 2004, at Southgate Care Center in Metropolis. Arrangements are incomplete at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak.
WILLISVILLE -- Wilma White, 72, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, June 20, 2004, in Memorial Hospital in Chester. Arrangements are incomplete at Wilson's Funeral Home in Ava.