Dr. Robert Wilton Stoelzle
CARBONDALE -- Dr. Robert Wilton Stoelzle, 83, of Carbondale, died at 11:55 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born July 5, 1919, in Sesser, the son of John and Mary (Hope) Stoelzle. He married Mary Theda Williams on July 20, 1946, in Memphis, Tenn. They enjoyed 56 years of marriage together. Dr. Stoelzle practiced Optometry from 1947 until 1994. He introduced contact lenses into Southern Illinois and was a President and member of the Illinois State Board of Optometry and of the Illinois Optometry Association and a member of OEP. Dr. Stoelzle was appointed to the Illinois Optometric Examining Board Disciplinary Committee in the Department of Registration and Education in Chicago in 1971, was elected Chairman in 1973 and retained that position until 1981. He was also appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Optometric Association. Dr. Stoelzle graduated from High School in St. Louis, Mo., attended Southern Illinois University, graduated from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. in 1946 after serving his country in the Coast Guard in the Aleutian Islands during World War II. Dr. Stoelzle was active in Community affairs. He served as President of the University School and Community High School Board of Education. He also served as Chairman of the United Fund, helped organize and was a charter President of the Murphysboro Kiwanis Club, helped form the Key Club and was President of Carbondale Kiwanis Club. His fraternal association was with the BPO Elks. He served as the President of the Hospitality Class of the First United Methodist Church of Carbondale for many years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Theda of Carbondale; two sons, Michael Lee Stoelzle and wife, Tamara of Cambria, and Mark Lance Stoelzle and wife, Melinda of Acworth, Ga. ; one daughter, Karen Lynn Midden and husband, Chris Midden of Carbondale; 11 grandchildren, Lonzie and Nyssa Midden of Carbondale, Lauren Stoelzle of Carbondale, Zeke, Cody, Tyler and Jared Stoelzle of Cambria; and three step-grandchildren, Sean, Sarehna, and Rebekah of Cambria and Joseph Stoelzle of Acworth, Ga. ; and other relatives, including John Stoelzle of Arizona, Robert Stoelzle of Anna, Hal Stoelzle and many friends and patients. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, sister and daughter, Susan Hope Stoelzle in April of 1969. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with a prayer service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2002, at the First United Methodist Church of Carbondale. Per Mr. Stoelzle's request his body has been donated to Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Tennessee. Memorials may be made to the Marlowe Cemetery, Bells Banking Company, Bells, Tennessee 38006 or to the Hospitality Class, First United Methodist Church, 214 W. Main, Carbondale, IL 62901. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.
CARBONDALE -- Isola Jackson, 77, died at 6:27 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2002, in the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Rockhill Baptist Church, at the corner of Monroe and Marion Streets in Carbondale, with the Rev. Alfred McGowan officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Jackson Funeral Home of Carbondale is in charge of arrangements.
VIENNA -- Joan Vanderpool, 75, died at 9:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at her home in Vienna. Joan was born March 21, 1927, in Chicago. She was the daughter of Earl Donald Austin, Sr., and Myrtle Elizabeth (Galey) Austin. Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Hess and her husband Bill of Anna and Dawn Gardner and her husband Chuck of Frisco, Texas; two sons, Roger Vanderpool of Herrin and Rick Vanderpool of Plano, Texas; four grandchildren, Jason Hess, Joshua Hess, C. J. Gardner and Tanner Gardner; two great-grandchildren, Jacob and Megan Vickers; and one brother and his family, Earl D. Austin, Jr., his wife Ursela and their three daughters of Sun Valley, CaliF. In addition to her parents, Joan was preceded in death by one son, Rodney Vanderpool, Jr. ; and one niece, Annette Austin. Joan was a homemaker. She had also worked as an office secretary. Joan was a faithful member of the weekly Country Village Bible Study group. She enjoyed the ministries of Dr. Charles Stanley and Rev. Adrian Rodgers. Joan was devoted to her family and stayed in close contact with her children and grandchildren. She also enjoyed helping others. Joan enjoyed writing poetry for special occasions and sending cards of encouragement. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Vienna. Rev. Scott Harner will officiate. The family will received friends from 5:30-6 p.m. Friday at the church. There will also be a time of fellowship following the service. Interment will be at a later date in Mt. Emblem Cemetery in ElmhurSt. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Joan Vanderpool and her niece Annette Austin may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., 5005 L. B. J. Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244. Memorial envelopes will be available at the church. Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna is in charge of arrangements.
GOREVILLE -- Leslie Chester, 77, passed away at 7:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. Funeral services will be at 1 Friday, Dec. 27, at the Blue Funeral Home in Goreville, with Reverend Kenneth Wilson officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Saint Johns Cemetery in Dongola, with military rites being conducted by the Anna Post No. 3455. Mr. Chester was born on June 17, 1925, in Tamms, to Harry and Mary (Lingle) Chester. He married Nola Isabelle Wescott and she preceded him in death on April 3, 1998. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Nell Rains of Joliet and Deborah K. and Richard Sawyer of Seneca; ten grandchildren, Kimberlee Michele and Scott Miller, Michael Karry and Shelley Rains, Darrell James and Jennifer Rains, Kenneth Leslie and Lisa Leone, and Jennifer K. and Eric Heintz; seven great-grandchildren, Justin Keith Miller, Kristin Lee Miller, Hailey Marie Rains, Gunnar Thomas Rains, Scotty Falconer, Sara Falconer and Tanner Rains; two sisters, Ruby Bledsoe of California and Nadine Lentz of Missouri; and three brothers, Vernon Chester of Virginia, Harry Chester of Goreville and Jerome Chester of Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and one sister, Lillian Miller. Mr. Chester was a member of the United Missionary Baptist Church in Lick Creek. He worked as a welder for over 30 years. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and his hobbies were his grandchildren.
Doris M. Fox
COULTERVILLE -- Doris M. Fox, 70, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at the Coulterville Care Center. Doris was born Oct. 30, 1932, in Coulterville, the daughter of Robert L. and Bessie (Magary) RuSt. She was united in marriage to Harold O. Fox in Piggott, Ark., on April 13, 1950, and he preceded her in death Feb. 27, 2002. Doris was a lifetime resident of Coulterville, a member of the former United Presbyterian Church of Coulterville and a homemaker. Doris is survived by her son, Robert Fox and his wife Joy of Coulterville; one brother, Robert Rust and his wife Melba of Coulterville; two sisters, Sara Blind and her husband Robert of Sparta and Dorothy Harrison and her husband Richard of Coulterville; one grandson, Brian R. Fox of Fayetteville; one granddaughter, Brianna Fox; 13 brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Virginia and Robert Garrett of Waterloo, Elizabeth and Robert Brown of Pensacola, Fla., Gladys and Lester Wessel of Nashville, Geraldine and Roy Jentzsch of Augusta, Mo., Howard Fox of St. Charles, Mo., Carl and Janet Fox of New London, Mo., and Joan and Robert Kershaw of Algona, Wash. ; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Doris was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Coulterville, with Rev. Ron Mazander and Rev. Clifford Lingle officiating. Interment will be in the Elkton Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. today, Thursday, and from 8 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Baptist Church of Tilden.
Imogene V. Landreth
ALTO PASS -- Mrs. Imogene V. Landreth, 78, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Imogene was born on Feb. 14, 1924, in Alto Pass, the daughter of Fred and Emma McKinney Hartline. She married Stanley D. Landreth Feb. 8, 1945, in West Vienna, and they were together for 32 years of marriage until his death Feb. 20, 1977. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alto Pass and the WMU Group at her church. Imogene loved her family, friends and church. She especially enjoyed gardening and her beautiful flowers. She spent many happy hours in her yard. She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn Sue Sauer and her husband George E. of Murphysboro; one brother, James W. (Betty) Hartline of Alto Pass; one sister, Edna Norton, also of Alto Pass; one granddaughter, Suzanne Lynn Sauer of Grants Pass, Ore. ; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Leonard Hartline; and two sisters, Agnes DuRall and Lucille Etherton. Funeral services for Mrs. Imogene V. Landreth will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home in Alto Pass, with the Rev. Perry Williams officiating. Interment will be in the Alto Pass Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at the funeral home.
DE SOTO -- Jonathan Drake Sanders, 9, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, in Carbondale Memorial Hospital, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Arrangements are incomplete at Riggin-Pillatsch Funeral Home in Carterville.
Mary Lina Leigh
MARION -- Mary Lina Leigh, 82, died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, at the Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City, with Rev. David Brinkman officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City. There will be no visitation. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Murman and Wilson Funeral Home of Johnston City is in charge of the arrangements. Mary was born Dec. 27, 1919, in Norris City, the daughter of Elmer and Carrie Ellen (Greer) Heck. She married Leland David Leigh, who preceded her in death on Dec. 16, 1963. Mary had been secretary/bookkeeper for Dr. and Mrs. A. N. Baker for 40 years. She was a member of Warder Street Baptist Church in Marion. She is survived by two children, Geneita Edmonds and her husband Danny of Marion and David Leigh and his wife Monna of Johnston City; three grandchildren, Tim Edmonds and his wife Rachel of Makanda, Marnie Fox and her husband Russ of Princeton and Penny Major and her husband Troy of Joplin, Mo. ; four great-grandchildren, Cora Leigh Edmonds, William Cody Edmonds, Remi Elizabeth Fox and Samuel Phillip Fox; one sister, Wilma Smith and her husband Bill of Godfrey; and one sister-in-law, Virginia Heck of Alton. She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Roy Heck and Cecil Heck; and one sister, Grace Heck.
Ruby K. Settle
INA -- Ruby K. Settle, 90, died at 5:50 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2002, at the St. Mary's Good Samaritan RHO in Mount Vernon. She was born Oct. 16, 1912, in Jefferson County, the daughter of James and Margaret (Leonard) Kelley. She married Frank R. Settle on June 1, 1930, in Jefferson County, and he preceded her in death on July 21, 1999. Mrs. Settle was a member of the Ina Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Lois McDaniel and her husband Wayne of Ina; four sons, Jimmy Settle and his wife Betty of Ina, Kelley Settle and his wife Norma of Glen Carbon, Bill Settle and his wife Crystal of Ina and Joe Settle and his wife Maryann of St. Louis, Mo. ; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; ten step-great-grandchildren; and eight step-great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Settle was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and two brothers, Evan Kelley and Ray Kelley. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina, with Rev. Dale Burzynski officiating. Burial will be in the Kirk Cemetery in Ina. Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Lavera N. Callender
BENTON -- Lavera N. Callender, 78, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, at Franklin Hospital in Benton. She was born Nov. 29, 1924, in Christopher, to William Parkerson and Effie Goseman. She married Wayne Callender March 22, 1952, and he survives. She was a retired office worker for General Mills. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in West Frankfort. She is survived by one sister, Edith Boker of Benton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers and five sisters. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Rev. Jack Wolf will officiate. Interment will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Valier. Friends are asked to meet at the cemetery. The Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher is in charge of arrangements.