Anna Hottes, age 97, of Nashville, formerly of Pinckneyville, died Sunday, October 27, 2002 in the Friendship Manor Nursing Home, Nashville.
Anna was born in Belleville on September 2, 1905, a daughter of Jacob and Margaret (Ruckriegel) Weil. She accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized at the age of 56. Anna enjoyed being a member of the Faithful Worker's Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church, Nashville. She had worked as a clerk and housekeeper at the Hotel Belleville, Belleville, Ill.
Survivors include a son, Harvey Hottes and his wife, Nancy, all of Ava and a daughter, Leah Queen and her husband, Earl, of Nashville. Anna was affectionately known as 'Cookie Grandma' to six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Her parents, two sisters and five brothers preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 29 at 3 p.m. in the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville with Bro. Bill Carter officiating. Interment was in the Creek Paum Cemetery in rural Vergennes.
Friends called at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 29 from 1 to 3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Building Fund of the First Baptist Church in Nashville or the donor's choice.
Raymond E. Jankowski
Mr. Raymond E. Jankowski, of DuBois, departed this life at St. Mary's Health Care Center in Richmond Heights, Mo. on Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 4:45 a.m. He was 67.
Mr. Jankowski was born at Radom on August 30, 1935, the son of John and Ruby (Taylor) Jankowski. He was united in marriage to JoAnn Janowksi at Perryville, Mo. on May 4, 1955 and she preceded him in death on June 5, 1986. On June 22, 1987, he was united in marriage to Mary R. Epperheimer at Perryville, Mo. and she survives.
Raymond was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church at DuBois and was a retired Iron Worker, having been employed by Turco Manufacturing of DuQuoin. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and Polka dancing.
Left to mourn his passing are his wife, Mary Jankowksi of DuBois; his father, John Jankowski of Radom; six children, Debra Skortz of Nashville, Sandra Colle and husband David of Mt. Vernon, Ricky J. Jankowski and wife Donna of Damiansville, Linda Henken of Kimmundy, Jacqueline Barton and husband Steve of Nashville and Kelley Ross and husband LeeLand of Collinsville; three step-children, Margaret Scholebo and husband David and Patricia Scholebo and husband Jeff, all of Pinckneyville and Laura Smith of DuBois; a brother, David Jankowski and wife Eva of Union, Mo.; two sisters, Jeanette Richards and husband Dale of Germantown, Tenn. and Caroline Barnes and husband Don of Conway, Ark.; 18 grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; one great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews, other relations and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Jankowski; a son, Russell Jankowski and a brother, Terry Jankowski.
Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated in St. Charles Catholic Church at DuBois on Saturday, November 2 at 10 a.m. with Msgr. Melvin Vandeloo officiating and with interment at St. Michael's Cemetery at Radom.
Friends called at the Campagna Funeral Home at Ashley on Friday, November 1 from 5 until 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The Rosary was said at the Campagna Funeral Home on Friday at 8 p.m.
Should friends desire, mass offerings or memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association may be made.
Martha Eloise Jenkins
Martha Eloise Jenkins, 83, of Edwardsville, formerly of DuQuoin, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 12:52 a.. at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.
Mrs. Jenkins was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church in DuQuoin.
She was born April 23, 1919 at Olean, Mo., the daughter of Harry and Laura (Sigrist) Rea. She married Robert D. Jenkins on May 18, 1940 at Eldon, Mo. and he preceded her in death on April 29, 1982.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Carolyn Jenkins of Highland and George Dellmar and Katrina Jenkins of Balcatta, West Australia; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Richard Harr of Mililani, Hawaii, Roberta and Larry Johnson of Carbondale and Martha and Ken Ramsey of Edwardsville; one brother, Harry Rea of Bridgeton, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, George and sister, Lila.
Funeral services were Friday, October 25 at 1 p.m. at Neal-McClure Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Dickerson, Rev. Jim Donahue and Rev. Dale Clemens officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park at DuQuoin.
Friends called at the Neal-McClure Funeral Home on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Friday from 7:30 a.m. until time of services.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or the American Heart Association.
James C. Jones
James C. Jones, 80, of Mulkeytown, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2002 at 3:30 a.m. in the V.A. Medical Center in Marion.
Mr. Jones worked at DuQuoin Iron Supply for 42 years before retiring.
He was born March 19, 1922 in Mulkeytown, the son of Arnold and Clara (Dreibilis) Jones. He married Gladys Watson and she preceded him in death on December 15, 1995.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of W.W. II and a member of the VFW in DuQuoin and American Legion of Christopher.
Surviving are three sons, Cecil Jones of DuQuoin, Charles Jones of Bellevue, Neb. and Jim Jones of Mulkeytown; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Jessie Reid of Christopher and sister-in-law, Jerry Jones of DuQuoin.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 5 at 2 p.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher with Rev. John Lewis officiating. Interment was in Mulkeytown Cemetery.
Friends called at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher on Friday, October 4 after 6 p.m.
Ella Aline Kelley
Ella Aline Kelley, 77, of Eldorado, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2002 at her residence.
Mrs. Kelley was born September 8, 1925 in DuQuoin, the daughter of Dewey Carrington Kelley and Louvenia Chloe Mattson. She married Robert Carl Kelley Jr. on September 8, 1969 and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1994.
She was a member of Eldorado Gospel Assembly Church, Eldorado Golden Circle, the Retail Clerk's Association and AARP.
Surviving are her son, Gregory Kelley of Eldorado; two sisters, Helen J. Kelley of DuQuoin and Ulla Gertrude (Kelley) Rabe of Pinckneyville and one granddaughter, Rebecca Ruth (Kelley) Fournier of Atlanta, Ga.
Funeral services were Monday, October 7 at 2 p.m. at Gospel Assembly Church with Rev. DeWayne Jolly officiating. Interment was in Wolf Creek Cemetery in Eldorado.
Friends called Monday from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or VNA Hospice.
John Julius Kuhnert
John Julius Kuhnert, age 96, formerly of Cutler, passed away in the Fair Acres Nursing Home in DuQuoin on Monday, October 28, 2002 at 4:15 a.m.
John was born May 13, 1906 to August and Elizabeth (Loos) Kuhnert of Pinckneyville. John married Hilda Marie Tanner on January 20, 1931. John and Hilda lived in Cutler for more than 50 years. They had three children, Wanda Lee, Jerry James and Randall Rex.
John worked as a coal miner for over 40 years and was a member of the UMWA. He last worked at Southwestern Illinois Coal Co. before retiring in 1972. John was also active with the Cutler Senior Citizens.
John liked to hunt and fish. His most enjoyable hobby was 'hogging' catfish with his sons, Randy and Jerry and grandson, Monte. John enjoyed working in his garden.. Throughout his retirement, you could find him in his yard at his home in Cutler. John was a devout Christian. He considered the 'Great Commission' his personal commitment from God. He shared Christ at every opportunity. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cutler.
He is survived by his wife, Hilda of Fair Acres Nursing Home in DuQuoin where she and John had been residents for three years; two daughters-in-law, Jane Kuhnert of Cutler and Linda Kuhnert of Sparta; grandchildren, Eric Hahs of Novato, Calif., Monte Kuhnert and wife Kristie of DuQuoin and their children, Jerry Elvis and Haley Rose, Jill LaVieri and husband John of Lombard and their daughter, Joli Marie, Krista Kuhnert-Gainer and husband Jay of Nashville, Tenn. and their son James Vincent 'Rex' Gainer IV and Ginger Kuhnert of Carbondale and her children, Spencer Thomas Kuhnert and Maci Elyse Collins. He is also survived by a sister, Augusta Lacy and two brothers, Les Kuhnert and Lee Kuhnert, all of Pinckneyville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three children, Wanda Lee Hahs, Jerry James Kuhnert and Randall Rex Kuhnert; a grandson, Kurt Hahs; eight brothers and sisters, Harry, Lillian, Vera, Louis, Willard, Dale, Leonard and Bonnie.
Funeral services were held at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville on Wednesday, October 30 at 3 p.m. Interment was in the Mueller Hill Cemetery in Pinckneyville.
Visitation was held at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Cutler.