Sarah T. Kosma
Sarah T. Kosma, 91, of Bradley, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2003 at Bradley Royale.
Mrs. Kosma was born September 1, 1912 in Du Quoin, the daughter of Giovanni Sgroi and Jennie Ferrari Sgroi. She married John Kosma on September 2, 1932 in Du Quoin and he preceded her in death on June 5, 1972.
She was a former employee of Amberg File, Carstens Bakery and Swannell Hardware. She was a member of St. Joseph Church in Bradley. She was a former member of the Sons of Italy. Mrs. Kosma enjoyed reading, cooking and baking.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Joyce Kosma of Bourbonnais; one brother, Joseph Sgroi-Ferro of Carson, Calif.; two granddaughters, Karen Fontinella of San Diego, Calif. and Suzette Willis of Peoria; one great-grandchild, Carmen Willis of Momence; one step-granddaughter, Tammy Buhrmester and one step-grandson, Jason Buhrmester.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters and two brothers.
Funeral services were Tuesday, March 18 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Du Quoin. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Du Quoin.
Friends called from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Arrangements were by Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
Wilfred J. Lambert
Wilfred J. Lambert, age 82, of Swanwick, IL, passed away Thursday evening, March 27, 2003, at his son's home in Coulterville, IL.
Wilfred was born in Pinckneyville, IL, January 23, 1921, the son of Adam and Margaret (Pabst) Lambert. He was united in marriage to Florence Kelly in Nashville, IL, May 21, 1949 and she survives. Wilfred served with the U.S. Army-Airforce during WWII. He was a farmer and retired in 1983 from IDOT. Wilfred was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pinckneyville, IL and was a former member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge.
Wilfred is survived by his wife Florence of Coulterville, IL, two sons; John Lambert and his fiancée, Rebecca Laird, James Lambert and wife Bridget, all of Coulterville, IL, three daughters; Pamela Beck of Swanwick, IL, Barbara Shubert and husband Mike of Oakdale, IL, and Roberta of Rice, IL, two brothers; Clyde Lambert, Kenneth Lambert and wife Marcella both of Pinckneyville, IL, five sisters; Florence Bender of Crestwood, MO, Helen Flure and husband John of Pinckneyville, IL, Inez Matson and husband Bob of Port Huron, MI, Irene Patterson of Clearwater, FL, and Mildred Holtzman of Independence, MO, twenty one grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Wilfred was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Harold and Ervin, and a sister-in-law, Pat Lambert.
Funeral services were Monday, March 31, 2003 at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pinckneyville, IL at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Howard Self officiating. Interment will be in the Mueller Hill Cemetery, Pinckneyville, IL.
Friends called at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville, IL, Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. and again on Monday morning from 8:00 a.m. till 9:30 a.m. then at the Church from 10:00 a.m. till services.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation or St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pinckneyville, IL.
Vera Marie Linze
Vera Marie Linze, age 96, of Pinckneyville, IL, the last three years residing in the Skilled Care Unit of the Pinckneyville Community Hospital, passed away Thursday evening, March 6, 2003, at the Skilled Care Unit of the Pinckneyville Community Hospital.
Vera was born November 5, 1906 in Pinckneyville, IL, the daughter of Fred and Josephine (Dintelman) Gossman. She was united in marriage to Oscar F. Linze in Nashville, IL on July 30, 1924 and celebrated their 60th Wedding anniversary before he preceded her in death on November 2, 1984. Vera was employed at the Garment Factory in Pinckneyville, a member of the U.C.C. Church and Ladies Guild in Pinckneyville, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Senior Citizens, Gold Plate, Past President of Pinckneyville War Mothers and a volunteer Worker at Perry Manor for many years. Before Vera was married she taught Sunday school at the Zion Lutheran Church in Pinckneyville, IL. She enjoyed baking for others, and loved birds and animals, gardening and flowers.
Vera is survived by two daughters, Norma G. Kroener and husband Charles of Nashville, IL, and Lana J. Overturf and husband Dale of DuQuoin, IL, one sister, Geraldine (Boots) B. Erwin of Pinckneyville, IL, nine grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Vera was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Oscar Junior Linze, Loren Walter Linze, one sister, Edna Rice, three brothers, William (Bud) Gossman, Fred Gossman, and Earl Gossman, and a granddaughter, Linda Sue Kroener.
Funeral services were Monday morning, March 10, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home, Pinckneyville, IL with Reverend Howard Self officiating. Interment was in the Mueller Hill Cemetery, Pinckneyville, IL.
Friends called at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home, Pinckneyville, IL Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. and again on the day of the services from 8:00 a.m. till services.
Memorials may be made to the Pinckneyville Skilled Care Unit.
Veronica S. Przygoda
Veronica S. Przygoda, 84, of Tamaroa, passed away Monday, March 3, 2003 at 5:55 a.m. at Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.
Mrs. Przygoda was a homemaker and a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Du Bois. She was born February 18, 1919 at Scheller, the daughter of Joseph and Joan (Majewski) Walkowiak. She married Daniel Przygoda on October 16, 1939 in St. Charles Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on March 9, 1979.
Surviving are one daughter, Shirley and husband John Trader of Scheller; two sisters, Clara Walkowiak and Frances Skorch; two grandsons, Keith Trader and Kevin Trader and wife Melinda; granddaughter, Kim and husband Danny Lowery; great-granddaughter, MacKenzie Trader; two great-grandsons, Matthew Trader and Brandon Lowery and other nieces nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Joan; her spouse Daniel Przygoda; her father, Joseph Walkowiak; her brother, Joseph Walkowiak; her sister, Helen Skorch and her son, Eugene Przygoda.
Mass of Christian Burial was Thursday, March 6 at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church in Du Bois with Msgr. Melvin Vandeloo officiating. Interment was in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery in Du Bois.
Friends called at Newell Funeral Home in Waltonville on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. The Rosary was said at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church or Cemetery.
William Franklin Simpson
William Franklin Simpson was born January 9, 1942 to Robert T. Simpson Sr. and Etta Claybrooks Simpson. He was born a twin with his sister Wilma Grace Simpson. He departed this life on March 15, 2003 at the Veteran's Hospital Lakeside, Chicago. He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Harvey Simpson and James Simpson.
William lived in University Park, Ill., a south suburb of Chicago. he was a Village Trustee. William worked for R.J. Reynolds Co. for the past 20 years. He leaves his wife of 30 years, Patricia Simpson; three children, Michael, William Jr. and Jennifer and five grandchildren, Dyamond, Diasia, Devon, Deshae and Dionte. He also leaves to cherish his memories sisters and brothers, Mrs. Jeannine Baxter and Mrs. Marie Jackson (Walter) of Du Quoin, Earnestine Kennedy of lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Wilma Grace Simmons of Matteson, Pamela Gillespie of Kenosha, Wis., Mary Pinn of Springfield, Robert T. Simpson Jr. (Ann) of Flossmoor, George Simpson (Virginia) of Chicago, Andrew Cleo Gillespie (Seretha) of Des Moines, Iowa, Thomas Gilliespie of Du Quoin and Richard Gillespie of Selmer, Tenn.
Funeral arrangements were not complete. Burial was in Chicago.
John W. Stroehlein
John W. Stroehlein, age 70, of Pinckneyville, IL, died at his home on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 6:55 a.m. John was born in Cobden, IL on February 28, 1933 the son of Louie and Ruth (Lence) Stroehlein. He married Janice J. Miller on April 24, 1958 in Mt. Vernon, IL and she survives. John had retired in 2000 as a Lieutenant with the Illinois Dept of Corrections at the Menard Correctional Facility in Chester, IL. He was also formerly the manager of the Daniel's Grocery Store in Pinckneyville, IL and a former supervisor for the Blue Bell packing plant in Du Quoin, IL. When he was younger, John was active with the youth Khoury League Baseball Program in Pinckneyville. Survivors include his wife, Janice, of Pinckneyville, IL, 2 sons, John D. Stroehlein and wife Kathy, and Louie H. Stroehlein and wife Marcie, all of Pinckneyville, IL. 2 daughters, Laura D. Stroehlein of Palatine, IL, and Christine Lively and husband Tom of Pinckneyville, IL. A sister, Alberta Harris of Alto Pass, IL, 2 brothers, Raymond Stroehlein of Tucson, AZ and Ralph Stroehlein and wife Wilma of Cobden, IL. 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Robert Stroehlein, and a granddaughter, Stephanie Stroehlein. Funeral services were held at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville on Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Kirk Steele officiating. Interment was in the Galum Presbyterian Cemetery in Pinckneyville, IL. Visitation was at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville, IL on Friday, March 21, 2003 from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, March 22, 2003 from 8:00 a.m. till services. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials are made to the Pinckneyville Community Hospital Oncology Unit or Hospice of Perry County.
Thelma Terry, 92, of 401 S. Rains St., died at 9:20 p.m., Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at the Herrin Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2003 at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton with Rev. Jerry Woolsey officiating. Burial was in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton. Visitation was from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Ms. Terry was born March 1, 1911 in Villa Ridge, IL, the daughter of Barney and Nora Ellen (Smith) Woolsey.
She worked as a housekeeper at the U.M.W.A. Union Hospital in West Frankfort until her retirement in 1976. She was of the Protestant faith.
She is survived by two sons, Ron and wife Gladys Terry, Valier, Michael Terry, Orient, two daughters, Nedra and husband Ed Davy, Christopher, Joyce Eubanks, Benton, fourteen grandchildren, Angela Hiller, West Frankfort, Donna and husband John Branum, West Frankfort, Debbie Brown, Claremore, OK, Ronald Terry, Jr. and wife Traci, Thompsonville, Scott Pankey, West Frankfort, Greg Pankey, California, Tina and husband James Renner, Florida, Chuck McEndree and wife Janet, Branson, MO, Susan and husband Rick Renner, Florida, Thelma and husband Greg Vaupel, McLeansboro, Lisa and husband Freddy Hernandez, West Frankfort, Michael Terry, North Dakota, Brad and Brett Terry, both of Zeigler, twenty-five great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, three brothers, Jerry Woolsey, Gary Woolsey, and Jim and wife Sharon Woolsey, all of DuQuoin, three sisters, Marie Todd, Indiana, Donna Adams, Florida, Margie and husband Harry Provart, DuQuoin, and several nieces and nephews.
Ms. Terry was predeceased by her parents, three children, Peggy Viernum, Marilyn Eubanks, and Dolly Cantrell, four brothers, Harry, Clifford, Dennis, and Barney Woolsey, and one sister, Jenita Perry.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home 301 South Main Street - Benton, IL 62812-1404
Thelma M. Thompson
Thelma M. 'Tiny' Thompson, of Du Quoin, formerly of Ashley, departed this life in the St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospital at Centralia on Friday, March 14, 2003 at 6:10 p.m. She was 81.
Thelma was born at Richview on September 8, 1921, the daughter of Earl and Ora (nee Blankenship) Thompson.
Tiny was of the Baptist faith. She had worked at Rockwell International at Centralia until her retirement. She enjoyed spending time with her family and taking care of her great-great-grandchildren. Tiny also loved to play bingo.
Left to mourn her passing are five children, Linda Braden (Frank) of Bluford, Jim Jeffers (Jan) of Centralia, Buddy Jeffers (Marie) of Richlands, N.C., Ruth Ann Reidelberger (Jerry) of Du Quoin and Billy Jeffers (Marilyn) of Centralia; one brother, Marvin Thompson (Betty) of Hanford, Calif.; two sisters, Ruth Cope (Cecil) of Hawk Point, Mo. and Dorothy Yancey of Jackson, Mo.; special friend, Katherine Toney of Mt. Vernon; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; other relations and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Earl Eugene Jeffers and another son in infancy and also several brothers and sisters.
Funeral services were held in the Campagna Funeral Home at Ashley on Monday, March 17 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Allen Mason officiating. Interment was in the Richview Cemetery at Richview.
Friends called at the Campagna Funeral Home of Ashley on Sunday from 5 until 8 p.m. and on Monday from 7:30 a.m. until the hour of services.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the St. Mary's/Good Samaritan Hospice.