Newton Anderson "Andy" Wolfe
WEST FRANKFORT -- Newton Anderson "Andy" Wolfe, 91, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at Franklin Hospital in Benton. Funeral services for Mr. Wolfe will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Stone Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Dwayne Sheumaker officiating. Friends of the Andy Wolfe family may call from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour Monday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery in Makanda. Military graveside services will be conducted by VFW Post 5764 and Orient American Legion Post 1961. Mr. Wolfe was born Oct. 23, 1911, to Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Wolfe in Hopkinsville, Ky. He married Afton Beasley June 2, 1943, in HarrisburG. They shared 57 years of marriage. Mr. Wolfe was employed by B. F. J. Furniture for many years until his retirement. He was a 1932 graduate of Carterville Community High SchooL. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant. He served in the Pacific theatre of war and was involved in Luzon and the Philippines campaigns. Mr. Wolfe was a member of the First Baptist Church in Carterville, where he joined in 1982. He served as a deacon and was a member of the Senior Adult Co-Ed Sunday school class. Mr. Wolfe is survived by his wife; a sister, Mary Frances Daughtery of Springfield; a niece, Mary Jane Painter and her husband Bob; and several cousins and loving friends. Memorial gifts may be made to the First Baptist Church of Carterville, the Baptist Children"s Home in Carmi, or the Frankfort Area Historical Museum.
Jewel M. Finney
HERRIN -- Jewel M. Finney, 81, died at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Herrin HospitaL. Jewel was born on April 6, 1921, in Herrin, to James Harrison and Julia Ethel (Boyd) Finney. They preceded her in death. Miss Finney retired from the Bank of Herrin where she worked as a teller for 30 years and two months. She formerly worked at the Boy Scout Council in Herrin. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Herrin and was secretary in the Women"s Club. She read the Bible daily and cared for her family members. Family and church were her life. Survivors include one brother, Bill Lee Finney of Herrin; one sister, Ellen Ruth Anderson of St. Petersburg, Fla. ; several nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and -nephews; and many great-great-nieces and -nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Geneva Jones, Ethel Vaughn and Helen M. Wamsley; two brothers, Leslie E. and James Harrison Finney, Jr. ; and a twin brother, Harold Ray Finney. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Rev. Lee Lovett will officiate. Burial will follow at Herrin City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Herrin and will be accepted at the funeral home.
DAHLGREN -- Scott Vickers, 41, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at his home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Golson Funeral Home in Dahlgren, with the Rev. Gary Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Middle Creek Cemetery near Dahlgren. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Shirley Ann Rose
COLUMBIA -- Shirley Ann Rose, 65, died Thursday, Dec. 19. 2002, in St. Anthony"s Medical Center in South St. Louis County, Mo. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Dashner Funeral Home in Dupo, with the Rev. Paul Rose officiating. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. Monday in Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Daugherty Public Library in Dupo or to the Special Olympics. She was a teacher"s aide, retired after more than 26 years at Dupo School DiSt. 196. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Dupo and Friends of the Daugherty Public Library in Dupo. She was born Shirley Ann Corzine on Nov. 19, 1937, in Carbondale to Fred and Edith (Colboth) Corzine. On May 28, 1955, she married Robert Rose in Hernando, Miss. He survives of Columbia, IlL. She is also survived by two sons, David "Butch" Eugene Rose of Columbia and Steven Michael Rose of Ledyard, Conn., a daughter, Karen Lynn Zimmerman of Slater, Mo. ; grandchildren, Sarah Anne Rose, Leeann Rose, Nathan Michael Rose, Eric Thomas Zimmerman, and Kaitlyn Rose Zimmerman; a stepgrandchild, Gregory Thomas Rose; and nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Mary Tondini Midgett
MARION -- Mary Tondini Midgett, 84, died 6:03 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Mary was born May 20, 1918, in Williamson County, to August and Nazarina (Barcada) Tondini. She married Carl Robert Midgett on May 10, 1945. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1995. Mary was a member of the Ralls Grove Christian Church. She was a homemaker. She cared for her five children whom she loved very much. She is survived by one daughter, Betty Sexton of Freeburg; four sons, Larry Midgett of Marion, Don Midgett and his wife Ruthie of Marion, Bob Midgett and his wife Deloris of Marion and Dennis Midgett and his wife Renee of Marion; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one sister, Genny Wiese; and three brothers, Joe, John and Lester Tondini. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 21, at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, with Rev. Kevin McNeely officiating. Burial will follow at White Oak Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Saturday, at the funeral home.
Marian Lu Winthrop
DU QUOIN -- Marian Lu Winthrop, 77, passed away at 4:38 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at the Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin. Marian was a homemaker. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Du Quoin and the Ladies Golf Association, and was a former PTA member. She was a graduate of Stephens Women"s College in Columbia, Mo. She was born March 30, 1925, at Du Quoin, the daughter of Karl and Celeste (Cook) WeinberG. She married Robert B. Winthrop on Oct. 27, 1945, at Paducah, Ky., and he survives. She is survived by her husband of Du Quoin; two sons, John Robert Winthrop and his wife Martha of Willisville and Mike Karl Winthrop and his wife Gail of Bellvue, Ohio; and five grandchildren, Meagan Winthrop, Elizabeth Winthrop, Geoff Winthrop, John Winthrop and Ryan Winthrop. She was preceded in death by her parents. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin, with Dr. John Lewis officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Park at Du Quoin. Memorials may be made to Cancer Research and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Sarah Alice Kent
ELGIN -- Sarah Alice Kent, born Nov. 23, 1926, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Drue Kent, was buried at the family plot at Rose Hill Cemetery on Dec. 20. She passed away on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2002, after a long battle with cancer. She was formerly married twice to the late Warren F. Tidwell and leaves two sons, Warren Drue Tidwell of Tuscola and Christopher Brett Tidwell of Ballwin, Mo. She had resumed her maiden name in 1980, six years before she retired from teaching elementary school in Elgin, where she did her final 25 years of teaching. She had retired to Hawaii for ten years before moving to the St. Louis area in June of 1996. In addition to her two sons, she is survived by two sisters, Bonnie Crawford of Evansville, Ind., and Patty Tanner of Gold Canyon, Ariz. ; one brother-in-law, Jack Tanner; a sister-in-law, Edwina Kent of Marion; one grandson; one granddaughter; one great grandson; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her late brother, John Kent of Marion. She stayed in touch with the Tidwell family members and her many friends in Marion, Elgin, Illinois, Hawaii and St. Louis.
Lena L. Weber
MURPHYSBORO -- Lena L. Weber, 87, died at 10:02 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. She was born May 14, 1915, in Pomona Township, to Jacob Weber and Elva (Johnson) Weber. She was a salesperson at the former Woolsworth in Murphysboro. She was a member of Elm Street Baptist Church in Murphysboro. She is survived by one sister, Ruby Crowell of Murphysboro; and one brother, Jerome Weber of Kerville, Texas. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gene Weber and Joe Weber. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, at Pettett Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Allen officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park in Murphysboro. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the hour of services Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Elm Street Baptist Church in Murphysboro.
CARBONDALE -- Ruby Kerley, 95, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at her home. She was born Sept. 24, 2002, in Simpson, to Gilbert C. and Orpha Jane (Cox) Kerley. She received her B. Ed. degree from Southern Illinois University in 1929, her B. S. degree in library science from the University of Illinois in 1933 and her M. A. degree in library science from the University of Michigan in 1941. Ms. Kerley was a retired librarian at SIUC. She is survived by numerous cousins, including Loretta and John Travelstead of Carbondale, Norma Durham of Springfield, Sue Cox of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., and Blanche Cox of Boca Raton, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Cleta Worley. Graveside committal services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Oakland Cemetery. Huffman-Harker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MCLEANSBORO -- Bertha Wagers, 78, died at 1:18 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, in Hamilton Memorial HospitaL. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Golson Funeral Home in McLeansboro, with Terry Savage officiating. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
CARBONDALE -- Betty Derrickson Rucker, 77, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002. She was born in Lexington, Ky., the daughter of the late Brown and Alvis Urfer Derrickson. She was a member of Chapin United Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, Bryce Calvert Rucker of Carbondale; one daughter, Linda Sue Daly of Chapin, S. C. ; one brother, Richard Derrickson of Lexington, Ky. ; and one granddaughter, Jessica Sue Rucker of Carbondale. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Bryce Wilson Rucker, a former journalism professor at Southern Illinois University. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chapin United Methodist Church, with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today, Saturday, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, in Irmo, S. C. Memorials may be made to the church building fund.