Frank R. Olguin
MURPHYSBORO -- Frank R. Olguin, 89, of Murphysboro, passed away at 5:10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, in Fair Acres Nursing Home in Du Quoin. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, in Pettett Funeral Home, with Father Gary Gummersheimer officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery in Sesser. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Andrew Church. Frank was born on AuG. 22, 1915, in Austin, Texas, to Jesse and Genevieve (Rogers) Olguin. He was a long shoreman with the Long Shoreman's Union Local No. 19. Mr. Olguin served in the U. S. Army during World War II. He was a former member of the Moose and Elks lodges. Frank married Alice Weir on June 9, 1945, in Seattle, and she preceded him in death on April 13, 1998. He is survived by one son, Ralph Olguin of Girard; five grandchildren, Melody Olguin of Murphysboro, Frank Olguin of Pana, Robert Olguin of Farmersville, Anita Wilson and her husband Gary of Ramsey, and Sherri White and her husband Chad White of Taylorville; 10 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Virginia Galarza and Louise Guajardo, both of Austin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
HERRIN -- Samuel L. Reichert, 85, died at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Arrangements are incomplete at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin.
CYPRESS -- Cecil Schnaare, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 2004, in the Hillview Care Center in Vienna. Arrangements are incomplete at the Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak.
VIENNA -- Nell (Alldredge) Johns, 86, died at 11:25 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, in the Hillview Health Care Center in Vienna. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in the Fellowship Baptist Church in Vienna, with the Rev. Steven Lindsay officiating. Burial will be in the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna and from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Association, 620 East Walnut Street, Carbondale, IL 62901, or to the Fellowship Baptist Church, P. O. Box 28, Vienna, IL 62995.
CYPRESS -- Freddie G. Little, 75, died at 8:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, in the Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak, with the Rev. Steve Heisner officiating. Burial will be in the Cypress Masonic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Henrietta Virginia (Handley) Jones
MURPHYSBORO -- Henrietta Virginia (Handley) Jones, 87, of Murphysboro, passed away at 11:25 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, 2004, at Pettett Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Lewis officiating. Burial will in Tower Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today and Sunday until the hour of services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Children's Home of Mount Vernon, and will be accepted at the funeral home. She was born on AuG. 31, 1917, in Murphysboro, the only child of Lawrence and Bernice (Ingram) Handley. She married Preston F. Jones on AuG. 8, 1935, in Pinckneyville. After 51 years of marriage, he preceded her in death in 1986. Henrietta survived the tornado of 1925 while attending Longfellow School and after that, she always remained nervous of storms. She graduated from Murphysboro Township High School in 1935. She and her husband owned and operated Jones Newsstand and Card Shop in downtown Murphysboro for more than 40 years. When she was younger, Henrietta served in several capacities at the Methodist church helping with communion and assisting the financial secretary. She had been a member of the Jackson Country Club where she and her husband Preston enjoyed playing golf with their weekend golf group. She loved to travel and was ready to go at a moment's notice. Henrietta loved to read mystery novels, and in her later years when she became afflicted with macular degeneration, she continued to listen to audio mysteries. Maintaining a genuine interest in people, she loved meeting and getting to know new people and visiting with her many friends. Even at the age of 87, she still enjoyed discussing politics and was looking forward to casting her vote in the next election. Her son, daughter, and granddaughters were a source of great pride to her and were the lights of her life. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. She is survived by one son, Preston Michael and wife Sharon of Murphysboro, one daughter Jamie Ingram of Boston; two granddaughters Robin of St. Louis, and Holly of Murphysboro. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
ENERGY -- Roger Allen, 74, of Energy, passed away at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at home with his family. Roger was born on July 1, 1930, in Geneva, to Abner and Helen (Kline) Allen. He married Shirley Nicks on Sept. 19, 1953, in St. Charles. She survives of Energy. Mr. Allen served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was retired from Simplex Manufacturing in Elmhurst as a roller man. Roger was a spiritual man who lived his life with integrity and humor. He was a prankster and always the life of the party. He most enjoyed his family and sitting in the sun listening to country music. He was mechanically inclined and a skilled craftsman. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and built his own Harley-Davidson. He was innovative. This was exemplified by the time he tried to build a self-rocking bassinette by wiring a motor to it. It rocked a little too much. He shared many humorous memories, like the time he and Shirley were riding the motorcycle together. They came to a stop and when it was time to go again, he took off so quickly that Shirley was left behind. He didn't realize until he had gotten down the road a little way. He enjoyed a little beer and lived life to the fullest. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Suvivors include his wife, Shirley Allen of Herrin; his children and their spouses, Mindy Lisewski and Dan Pricop of Ruskin, Fla., Bruce and Debbie Allen of Aurora, Melody and Dave Guerrero of Aurora, Brian and Sharon Allen of Warrenville, Tammy and Scott Augustine of North Aurora, and Barbara and Steve Hamilton of Wheaton; 17 grandchildren, Gary Lisewski of Smyrna, Tenn., Lana Morath of Aurora, Jeremy Augustine of Chicago, Michael Allen of Herrin, Crystal Augustine of Wheaton, Lena Guerrero of Aurora, Steven Hamilton, Joel Hamilton and Jackie Hamilton, all of Wheaton, Matthew Lisewski of Herrin, Aaron Allen of Warrenville, Kristopher Lisewski of Ruskin, Fla., Dustin Allen of Warrenville, Jacob Augustine of North Aurora, Timothy Lisewski of Kannapolis, Kan., and Crystal Allen and Melody Allen, both of Warrenville; six great-grandchildren, Joshua, Keefer, Rhyan, Rory, Ashley and Tyler; his siblings, Howard Allen of St. Charles, Laverne Allen of Geneva, Virginia Nieman of Plano and Billy Allen of St. Charles; many great nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews; and his special friends, George Nicks of Johnston City, Doris Chaney of Hurst, Jerry Nicks of Herrin and Mary Nicks of Hurst. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Steven Allen; one brother, Deacon Allen; and three beloved dogs, 'Joshua,' 'Cody' and 'Joby. 'Service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, in Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. The Rev. Don Colson will officiate. Burial will follow in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Military rites will be performed by the Herrin VFW and American Legion Posts at the graveside. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family would like to extend a special thank you to their sister, Tammy, for her hard work and sincere dedication to her father. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.
ELLIS GROVE -- Geneva L. Thompson, 92, died at 3:03 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, in Sparta Community Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in St. Pius V Catholic Church in Walsh, with the Rev. John J. Joyce officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home in Evansville, Ill., with a prayer service at 5 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may take the form of masses.
NASHVILLE -- Dayton Fred Henry Groennert, 82 died at 2:15 a.m. Friday, Sept. 24, 2004, at home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Zion United Church of Christ in Addieville, with the Rev. Ken Richter officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. to noon on Monday at Styninger-Krupp Funeral Home in Nashville and one hour before service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Zion UCC Grounds Fund.