Katherine T. Crumbacher
Katherine T. Crumbacher, 63, of Alton, died peacefully Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 10:45 a.m. at her residence, with loved ones at her side, while under the loving care of the St. Anthony's Hospice Program.
She was born March 14, 1940 in Charleston, West Virginia, and was the daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Purdy) Tryban. She married Charles Edward 'Charlie' Crumbacher Sr. on September 20, 1960 in Du Quoin.
She was employed as a Teachers' Assistant in South Roxana School District.
She was a long-time member of Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Alton, enjoyed music and playing the piano. She will always be remembered as a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and enjoying her children's school years, attending sporting events and recitals.
In addition, to her beloved husband of 42 years, she is survived and will be greatly missed by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles Edward 'Chuck' Crumbacher Jr. and wife Beth of Godfrey and James L. Crumbacher of San Francisco, Calif.; a daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia L. and Mike Hadank of Alton; five grandchildren, Benjamin Crumbacher, Sam Crumbacher, Adam Hadank, Madeline Hadank and Morgan Hadank; a sister and brother-in-law, Carol and John Rayburn of Tennessee and other extended family and many friends.
Visitation was Sunday, April 13 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Staten-Fine Funeral Home, 220 Court Street in Alton.
Services honoring her life were Monday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with Father Roger Schoenhofen, O.M.I. officiating. Burial followed in St. Patrick Cemetery in Godfrey.
For those desiring, memorials may be made to the St. Anthony's Hospice Program or to St. Anthony's Health Center, both in Alton.
Katharine Margaret Davison
Katharine Margaret Davison, 84, of Du Quoin, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 3:50 a.m. in Marshall Browning Hospital.
Mrs. Davison was a retired seamstress from Du Quoin Garment Factory and a member of St. John's United Church of Christ. She was also a member of Silver Threads and Marshall Browning Hospital Auxiliary.
She was born December 11, 1918 in Du Quoin, the daughter of Fred and Henrietta (Keim) Degler.
Surviving are one son, John William (Jeannie) Davison of Du Quoin; two daughters, Dianne (Craig) Green of Marshall, Indiana and Jean (Gary) Pyle of Du Quoin; one sister, Pauline Codding of Lakeside, California; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sons and one grandchild.
Funeral services were Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 10 a.m. at Maxton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Paul Schultz officiating. Interment was in Old Du Quoin Cemetery.
Friends called after 6 p.m. Friday at Maxton Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to St. John's U.C.C.
Martha Jane Dimitroff
Martha Jane Dimitroff, 54, of Du Quoin died Friday, April 4, 2003 in Du Quoin.
She was born March 1, 1949 in Sesser, the daughter of William "Bill" and Clara "Mae" (Stockton) Isenhart. She married Jim Dimitroff April, of 1991 in Du Quoin.
Jane was a teacher for 28 years at Sesser-Valier Dist. 196. She completed her Masters Degree from Rockford College in 2000. She was active in the Du Quoin JC's and was attending John A. Logan College. She was of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors include her husband, Jim; daughters, Ashley and Andrea of Du Quoin and Michelle of Murry, Kentucky; sisters and brothers-in-law, Chloe Ann and Ed Dulaney of Waltonville and Irma Dean and Roy Lance of Sesser; brother-in-law, Johnny Dimitroff of Du Quoin; sister-in-law, Shirley Scott of Elkville; nieces, Amber Boyster, Malinda Dulaney, Donna White and Pat Swan; and nephews, Shannon Dimitroff and Clayton Dulaney.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew.
Funeral services were Monday, April 7, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Neal-McClure Memorial Chapel with Rev. Silas Morgan officiating.
Visitation was at the Neal-McClure Funeral Home on Sunday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. and from 7:30 a.m. until time of services on Monday. Burial was at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Du Quoin.
Memorial donations will be accepted for a scholarship fund for her daughters, Andrea and Ashley.
Grace M. Downs
Grace M. Downs, 76, of Tamaroa, departed this life at 12:01 P.M., Wednesday, April 9, 2003 at Fair Acres Nursing Home in Du Quoin where she resided for five weeks.
Grace was a homemaker and had lived in Ashley until the death of her husband Bill on December 2, 2001. Following that she lived with several family members: Pete and Kaye Hay Craft, Phyllis and Howard George and John and Alda Fred.
She was born May 26, 1926 at Tamaroa, IL, the daughter of David and Grace (Cowley) Crowe.
She married William Richard Downs on May 17, 1973 at Jonesboro, IL and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by one son - Donald Taylor of St. Louis, Missouri, step-son - Leroy Taylor and wife Sharon of Tamaroa, sister Edna Woodrome and husband Frank of Tamaroa, sister-in-law - Susan Crowe of Tamaroa, several nieces and nephews and special family friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands - Roy Taylor and William Downs, daughter - Della Faye Taylor, sisters - Ella Crowe, Anna Finney, and Muriel Johnson, brothers - John, Paul, James, Albert, and George Crowe.
Funeral services were at 1:30 P.M., Sunday, April 13, 2003 at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa with Rev. Joseph Crowe officiating.
Friends called from 5 to 8 P.M., Saturday at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa.
Interment was in the Tamaroa Cemetery at Tamaroa.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Tamaroa Cemetery, the Alzheimer's Association or Hospice of Perry County.
Elizabeth Betty Funkhouser
Elizabeth Betty Funkhouser, 74, of Herrin, died at 7:35 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2003 at Herrin Hospital.
Betty was born on December 14, 1928 in Du Quoin to Paul and Goldie Marie (Jackson) Cavitt. She married Clarence D. Funkhouser on March 12, 1949 in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on October 15, 1998.
Mrs. Funkhouser was a homemaker and a member of the Second Baptist Church of Herrin.
Survivors include a daughter and son in-law, Marlene and Ron Whitecotton of Herrin; one grandson and wife, Shawn and Teresa Whitecotton of Herrin; one granddaughter and husband, Sherry and Bob Burns of Murphysboro; six great-grandchildren, Raea Dawn Whitecotton of Herrin, Colten Whitecotton of Herrin, Braden Whitecotton of Herrin, Trent Brothers of Murphysboro, Jake Burns of Murphysboro, and Caitlynn Burns of Murphysboro; brother and sister in-law, Paul and Mary Cavitt, Jr of Dowell; sister in-laws - Rosemary Cavitt of Chicago, Cleo Violet Hagston of Du Quoin and Cuma Belle O'Keefe of Du Quoin; sister in-law and brother in-law, Elizabeth Jane and R.J. Ginn of Du Quoin, sister in-law and brother in-law, Rose Ellen and Joe Cicardi of Pinckneyville; and brother in-law and sister in-law, Edward Spencer and Karen Funkhouser of Anna.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, stepfather, Willard Hottes, and one brother, Robert Cavitt.
The funeral service were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2003 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Revs. Brad Harlow and Ralph Brandon will officiate. Burial followed at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Auxiliary House in St. Louis.
Glenn Allen Griffin
Glenn Allen Griffin, age 76, of Pinckneyville, IL, passed away Tuesday morning, April 22, 2003, at the Pinckneyville Community Hospital Emergency Room, Pinckneyville, IL.
Glenn was born in Vergennes, IL, May 31, 1926 the son of Herbert Glen and Mary E. (Moss) Griffin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in Europe during WWII. Glenn was united in marriage to Florence Geneva Brown in Nashville, IL on November 20, 1947 and she survives. Glenn was a member of the Denmark Baptist Church, VFW Local #7190 of Murphysboro, IL, the I.L.G.W.U and loved bird hunting, fishing, and following local sporting events. He was also actively involved with the Swanwick Bethel Cemetery Association.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Geneva of Pinckneyville, IL, one son, William G. Griffin and wife Barb of Pinckneyville, IL, three daughters, Judy Hawkins and husband Tom of Pinckneyville, IL, Michelle Rodely and husband Bruce of Springfield, IL, Joan Hopp of Pinckneyville, IL, one brother, Albert Eugene Griffin of Vincennes, IN, one sister, Margie Lipe of Carbondale, IL, one half-brother, Tom Wooldridge of Belleville, IL, eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter and son-in-law, Sue and Donnie Robb, and one brother, Jesse Griffin.
Funeral services were Thursday morning, April 24, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville, IL with Rev. Greg Whaley officiating. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery, Swanwick, IL.
Friends called at the Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville, IL, Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. and again on Thursday morning from 8:00 a.m. till services.
Memorials may be made to the Creek Paum Cemetery in Vergennes.
Frank W. Harris
Frank W. Harris, 96, of Rockford, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 6 a.. at Wesley Willows in Rockford.
Mr. Harris was the retired owner of ArtCraft Sign Service in Murphysboro. He was a member of United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Harris was past president of Murphysboro Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow, past president of Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce and was very active in his church.
He was born February 5, 1907 in Tamaroa, the son of Tom and Emma (Fisher) Harris. He married Blanche M. Rice on August 15, 1927 and she preceded him in death on May 20, 1997.
Surviving are one son, F. Wade Harris and wife Faye of Johnsburg; granddaughter, Tracy Amato of Johnsburg; grandson, Todd Harris of Chicago and great-grandson, Zachary Amato of Johnsburg.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, nine brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were Monday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at Crawshaw Funeral Home in Murphysboro with Rev. Robin R. Lyons officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park in Murphysboro.
Friends called Sunday, April 27 at Crawshaw Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church in Murphysboro.