Mary Rose Yattoni
HERRIN -- Mary Rose Yattoni, 91, of Belleville, formerly of Herrin, died at 8:13 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2003, in St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville. Mary was born July 31, 1911, in Herrin, to Joseph and Teresa Antonini Savoldi. She married Guy George Yattoni on April 23, 1936, in Herrin. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1998. She was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, the Catholic Women's Club, Daughters of Isabella, Herrin Clerks Union 1130, Herrin Senior Citizens and AARP. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Charles Yocks of Belleville; three grandsons and their wives, Scott M. and Kimberley Westbrook of Sandy, Utah, Mark P. and Carmen Westbrook of Snoqualmie, Wash., and Lance Christopher Westbrook and his fianc Julie Roberts of St. Charles, Mo. ; a great-grandson, Matthew Scott Westbrook of Sandy, Utah; a great-granddaughter, Kendar Kay-Marie Westbrook of Sandy, Utah; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, Angelo, Charles and Louis Savoldi, two sisters, Ann Savoldi and Rose Margherio, son-in-law, Wally Westbrook. Services will be at noon Thursday, July 31, 2003, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin, with Monsignor Ken Schaefer officiating. Entombment will be in San Carlo Cemetery in Herrin. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home. Prayer service will be at 6 p.m. today in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to San Carlo Cemetery Fund or OLMC School Foundation. The family would like to thank the Swansea Care Center and Dr. Tse for the care they showed.
COULTERVILLE -- Kenneth D. Silver, 60, died at 1:16 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at home. Arrangements are incomplete at Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Coulterville.
METROPOLIS -- Chassidy Leigh Dennis, 12, died at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2003, in St. Louis Chidren's Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., from an extended illness. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in St. John Praise and Worship Center in Pulaski. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Garden in Villa Ridge, with the Rev. Larry T. Barnett officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the church. Massie Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.
MCLEANSBORO -- Helen Louise Vorderbrueggen, 85, died at 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at home. Services will be at noon Thursday in St. Clements Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Clements Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Gholson Funeral Home. The rosary will be said at 11 a.m.
HARRISBURG -- Kathy Jo Hughes, 46, died at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2003, in Harrisburg Medical Center. Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Reed Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Harold Miller officiating. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery in Carrier Mills. Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home.
Lora E. Groves
MARION -- Lora E. Groves, 71, died at 2:48 p.m. Friday, July 25, 2003, in Fountain Nursing Home in Marion. Mrs. Groves was born Aug. 4, 1931, in Metropolis, to John L. and Hattie Johnson McDaniel. She married Morris Groves on Aug. 4, 1946, in Metropolis. He preceded her in death on July 26, 1991. She worked as a nurse's aide for the former Mattingly's Nursing Home in Energy and the Four Seasons in Elgin. She was of Pentecost faith. Survivors include five sons, Terry Groves of Marion, Morris Groves of McKenzie, Tenn., Billy Ray Groves of Lake of Egypt, Everett Ray Groves of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Raymond Groves of Creal Springs; five daughters, Dinah Dollar of Marion, Diana Lea Groves of Springerville, Ariz., Judy Krasselt of Marion, Jane Seals of McCombs, and Irene Anderson of Marion; 32 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one son, John Logan Groves, two half brothers, David and Bill McDaniel, one half sister, Nadine Peterson, and two grandchildren. Services were Tuesday afternoon, July 29, 2003, in Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion, with the Rev. Jerry Lingle officiating. Visitation was Monday evening in the funeral home.
LIVELY GROVE -- Frances W. Karg, 102, of Alton, formerly of Lively Grove, died at 8:50 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2003, in her home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville, with the Rev. Jack Spratte officiating. Burial will be in Coulterville City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today and 7:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Peter United Church of Christ and will be accepted by the funeral home.
McKenzie Hope Cheek
TAMAROA -- McKenzie Hope Cheek, infant daughter of Daniel and Melinda Hagene Cheek of Tamaroa, was born Friday, July 25, 2003, and died Saturday, July 26, 2003, in St. Mary's Hospital of St. Louis, Mo. McKenzie is survived by her parents, Daniel and Melinda Cheek of Tamaroa; one sister, Savannah Cheek of Tamaroa; maternal grandparents, Gene and Sylvia Hagene and Paulette Valier; paternal grandparents, Bill and Shirley Cheek and Linda Nelson, all of Pinckneyville; and two maternal great-grandmothers, Rose Bruns and Elizabeth Hagene, both of Pinckneyville. Private family services will be today in Mueller Hill Cemetery in Pinckneyville, with Brother Darrell McCombs officiating. Memorials may be made to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, 1465 S. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63104. Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville is in charge of arrangements.
Robert L. 'Bud' Sullivan
ULLIN -- Robert L. "Bud" Sullivan, 80, of Ullin, formerly of Mounds, died at 9 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2003, in City Care Center in Anna. Mr. Sullivan was born July 24, 1923, in Mounds, the son of the late Fred Sullivan Sr. and Lorene Wildy Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan was a Navy veteran of World War II and served as a merchant marine. Survivors include his son, Jimmy Sullivan of Paducah, Ky. ; two daughters, Paula Tucker of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Ginger Street of Ohio; three sisters, Margaret Knight of Boynton Beach, Fla., Nell Moss of Jackson, Mo., and Lynn Parker of Bluefield, W. Va. ; and one brother, Ted Sullivan of Catlia. Private graveside memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2003, in Beechwood Cemetery in Mounds, with interment following. Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge is in charge of arrangements.
Ruby V. Magerkurth
SPARTA -- Ruby V. Magerkurth, age 93, 9 months and 23 days, passed away Monday, July 28, 2003, in the Senior Manor Nursing Home in Sparta. Mrs. Magerkurth moved to Coulterville in 1967. She had been a resident of the Senior Manor Nursing Home since Dec. 30, 1992. Ruby was born Oct. 6, 1909, in Washington County, to Herman and Mabel Thornton HufF. She was united in marriage to William R. Magerkurth on Dec. 31, 1926, in Belleville. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1996. Ruby was a loving mother and grandmother and a homemaker. She was a member of the Lutheran Women Missionary League and the Senior Citizens of Coulterville. Ruby was baptized and confirmed June 19, 1953, in Olive Branch Lutheran Church near Okawville. She transferred to St. John Lutheran Church in Sparta on July 15, 1956. Ruby is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Verna Kruski of Sparta, Dolly and Warren Isringhaus of Okawville, and Judy and Don Springs of Coulterville; one brother, Robert Huff of Oakdale; one sister, Mildred Mazander of Hot Springs, Ark. ; five grandchildren, Walter and Cheryl Kruski, Ted Kruski, Charles Isringhaus, Jason Springs and Karen Springs; numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, George and Howard, three sisters, Gladys Easton, Edna Fox, and Goldie Keppel, one granddaughter, Lois Isringhaus, and one sister-in-law, Walter Kruski. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2003, in St. John's Lutheran Church in Sparta, with Pastor Bruce Cameron officiating. Interment will be in Coulterville City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday in Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Coulterville and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
ZEIGLER -- Nellie Ann (Mientus) Aleksick, 79, of Charlack, Missouri, formerly of Zeigler, died at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, July 27, 2003, at the NHC Nursing Home in Maryland Heights, Mo. Nellie was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Zeigler, to John Francis and Anna (Waido) Mientus Sr. and attended grade school and graduated from the Zeigler High School. She married Walter Jacob Aleksick on June 7, 1947, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Zeigler. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1977, after 29 years of marriage. She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Linda Marie and Rodney Ford of St. Louis, Mary Ann and Stephen Krekel of Creve Coeur, Mo., Sharon Rose Ploof of St. Peters, Mo. ; a son and daughter-in-law, John Walter and Tracy Aleksick of St. Charles, Mo. ; eleven grandchildren, Randy Dean Ford Jr., Kelly Marie Ford, Kevin Joseph Krekel, Kimberly Ann Morellie and her husband Christopher, Kraig Matthew Krekel, Stacy Elizabeth Walter, Michael Christopher, Shelby Nicole, Brendan Kennedy, Sheridan Frances and Sydney Ann Aleksick; two great grandchildren, Kaleb Mikel Herbert and Jacob Christopher Morelli and a brother, John Francis Mientus Jr. of Herrin. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Walter Aloysius Mientus of Zeigler. Nellie enjoyed being involved in her Senior Clubs: Elderberries of All Souls Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary of Zeigler; the VFW Post 3944; St. Ann Sodality of All Souls Catholic Church and was an active member of the Our Lady of Presentation Church of Overland, Mo. She enjoyed her family and traveling throughout her retirement. Services for Mrs. Aleksick will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 31, 2003, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Zeigler, with Father Joseph Trapp officiating. Interment will be at the St. Aloysius Catholic Cemetery, east of Royalton. Visiting hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler where a prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mrs. Aleksick may be made to the American Heart Association, Diabetes Association or for Masses.