Sharon Wiggins, wife of Steve Wiggins, (formerly of DuQuoin) died in her home on Saturday morning, May 15, 1999. She was 50 years old at the time of her death.
Sharon was one of five siblings born to Bernard and Mary (Verbal) Prowell of Murphysboro. Her siblings include her brother, Tom Prowell of Murphysboro and three sisters, Janice Dysart, Nancy Baggett both of Murphysboro and her youngest sister, Dee Dee Sorenson of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Sharon will be greatly missed by her children, Alisa Eaton of Murphysboro and Ronald Eaton of Phoenix, Arizona and her grandchildren, Bryar Eaton and Rachael Yearian, also of Murphysboro.
A memorial service in Sharon’s honor was held on Monday, May 17, 1999 at Pettet Funeral Home in Murphysboro with Rev. Charles Allen officiating.
Friends are welcome to offer their condolences to Steve and Sharon’s family by contacting their home at 402 North Street, Murphysboro, IL 62966.
Dow Eugene “Beno” Dunn
Dow Eugene “Beno” Dunn passed away June 14, 1999 at Rush Copely Medical Center in Aurora, IL after a short illness.
He was born September 14, 1942 to Norma Kiehna (Dunn) and Dow Dunn. He grew up in the home of August and Alma Kiehna, his grandparents, and moved to the Aurora area after high school. He served in the Army for several years. He was a welder by trade.
He is survived in the DuQuoin area by uncles, Dian and Jim Keihna who always considered him a brother.
Burial was at Mueller Hill Cemetery in Pinckneyville on June 29, 1999.
Annabelle O. Eisenhauer
Annabelle O. Eisenhauer, 76, of Pinckneyville, passed away at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, June 13, 1999 at the Pinckneyville Community Hospital.
Annabelle had been employed by Wilson Home Furnishing of Coulterville as a seamstress since 1967. She was a member of St. Bruno Catholic Church in Pinckneyville. She was an avid golfer and former member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.
She was born August 27, 1922 at Pinckneyville, the daughter of Thomas and Eva (Hepp) Owens. She married Robert M. Eisenhauer on May 1, 1946 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in DuQuoin. He passed away August 17, 1970.
She is survived by two sons, Mike Eisenhauer and wife Joyce of Herrin and Danny Eisenhauer and wife Janet of Elkville; one sister, Virginia Schneider of DuQuoin; one sister-in-law, Rita Martin of DuQuoin; grandchildren, Mandy Eisenhauer of Elkville and fiancé Mark Maple of Springfield; Katie Eisenhauer, Daniel Eisenhauer and Gabrielle Eisenhauer, all of Elkville, Dana of Indiana, Kristi and Scott Bolen of Herrin, Lori Eisenhauer and fiancé Scott Ellis of Herrin and Ashley Eisenhauer of Hollywood, CA and four great-grandchildren, Trevor and Kiefer Bolen of Herrin and Tyler and Anthony of Indiana.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Charles Thomas Eisenhauer and one sister, Golda Self.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 16, 1999 at 10 a.m. at the Searby Funeral Home in DuQuoin with Fr. Jim Null officiating.
Interment wias in the Sacred Heart Cemetery at DuQuoin.
Friends may make memorials to the Organ Donor Foundation or to the Leukemia Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home.
George W. Engelhardt
George W. Engelhardt, age 80, of Pinckneyville, passed away Saturday, June 19, 1999 at 3:10 a.m. in the Pinckneyville Community Hospital Skilled Care Unit.
George was born in Perry County on June 5, 1919, the son of Conrad and Emma C. (Bender) Engelhardt. He married Irma Koen on February 23, 1946 in Pinckneyville and she survives. He was a graduate of Pinckneyville Community High School Class of 1937, a veteran of WW II, serving with the US Navy, a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pinckneyville, a member of the Pinckneyville Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years, a member of Perry County ASC and a member of the Presswood-Daffron American Legion Post #2504 of Pinckneyville.
Survivors include his wife, Irma of Pinckneyville; two sons, Roger of Elkhorn, WI and Robert of Pinckneyville; two daughters, Judy Hastings and husband Alan and Betty Heisner and husband Don, all of Pinckneyville; four grandchildren, Blaine and Brooke Heisner and Michelle and Cory Hastings. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anna Loos and Edith Miller and two grandchildren, Heather and Matthew.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ with Rev. Mark Binder officiating. Interment was in Mueller Hill Cemetery, Pinckneyville.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
John Emery Farthing
John Emery Farthing, 84, of Tamaroa, passed away Friday, June 18, 1999 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis.
Mr. Farthing was a farmer and a railroad trackman. He belonged to Nine Mile Baptist Church in Tamaroa.
He was born February 9, 1915 at Poplar Bluff, MO, the son of Herman and Mary (Nunley) Farthing. He married Lois Irene Gant on June 13, 1934 in Perry County and she survives.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Farthing of Tamaroa; one daughter and son-in-law, Alice and William Rodewald of Mattoon; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter and son-in-law, Beulah and Bob Huffstutler; eight sisters; four brothers; one granddaughter; one great-grandson and one great-great-grandson.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 22 at 10 a.m. at Nine Mile Baptist Church in Tamaroa with Rev. Shaw DeMent and Rev. James Orrick officiating.
Interment was in Sunset Memorial Park in DuQuoin.
Margaret Hester Fischer
Margaret Hester Fischer, 80, of DuQuoin, passed away Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 8:50 p.m. at Fair Acres Nursing Home in DuQuoin.
Mrs. Fischer was a homemaker and a member of Old DuQuoin Baptist Church.
She was born December 28, 1918 at DuQuoin, the daughter of Eli and Annie (Cook) Smith. She married Harry Fischer on September 22, 1940 in St. Louis, MO and he preceded her in death in January of 1962.
Surviving are two sons, Phillip Fischer and wife JoAnn of DuQuoin and Tommy Fischer of DuQuoin; two daughters, Sally Baranowksi and husband Norman of Henderson, WV and Cathy McClanahan of DuQuoin; one sister, Anna Shaw of DuQuoin; three grandchildren, Andrea Lee Fischer of Bloomington, Phillip Bruce Fischer II of DuQuoin and Nancy Ann McClanahan of DuQuoin and two great-grandchildren, Summer Madison Fischer of DuQuoin and Marcus A. Marshall of DuQuoin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers and four sisters.
Graveside funeral services were held Friday, June 25 at 10 a.m. at Old DuQuoin Cemetery with Rev. Bob Dickerson officiating. Burial followed.
Neal-McClure Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Golda (Moore) Carter Ford
Golda (Moore) Carter Ford, 87, of Dowell, passed away Thursday, June 17, 1999 at 7:43 p.m. in Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin.
Mrs. Ford was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and worked in the kitchen at DuQuoin Packing House.
She was born November 20, 1911 in Old DuQuoin, the daughter of John A. and Polly J. (Ferguson) Moore. She married Lawrence Carter in 1928 at Perryville, MO and he preceded her in death in 1957. She then married James T. Ford in 1959 in Jackson County and he preceded her in death in 1991.
Surviving are one son, Larry Carter and wife Barbara of DuQuoin; one daughter, Beverly Sutton of Dowell; one sister, Patricia Schroeder of St. Charles, MO; nine grandchildren, Lucinda and Joe Tucker of St. Charles, MO, Lawrence and Paula Carter of Texas, LeeAnn and Terry Bridges of Fairview Heights, Dennis and Sharon Buck of Chapmanville, WV, Richard and Rose Buck of DuQuoin, Russell and Laura Sutton of Pinckneyville, Kerry and Stacy Maguire of Belleville, Daniel Carter of Edwardsville, IL and David Carter, who is in the U.S. Navy; 21 great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husband, one son, three brothers, three sisters and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday June 21 at 11 a.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church with Rev. Christopher Esget officiating.
Memorials may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church.
Sidney Charles Foster
Sidney Charles Foster, 83, of DuQuoin, passed away Saturday, June 12, 1999 at 9:18 p.m. at Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin.
Mr. Foster was born August 24, 1915 in Perry County, the son of Charles and Lueena (Rushing) Foster. He married Geneva Keene on January 28, 1940 at St. Charles, MO and she survives.
Mr. Foster was retired from DuQuoin Machine Works in 1980 and had worked for Freeman United Coal. He was a member of First Baptist Church in DuQuoin. He was a member of the Mason Lodge for 55 years and a member of Angler Sunday School.
Survivors include his wife, Geneva Foster of DuQuoin; mother Lueena Foster of DuQuoin; one sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Clifford Stone of Pinckneyville and nieces and nephews, Larry Stone, Jerry Stone, Amanda Berry, Don Carrol and Donna Reed.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Lueena Stahlheber.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 15 at 11 a.m at Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel with Rev. Rob Mathis officiating.
Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery in Pinckneyville.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Elevator Fund.