Robert Byrne Winthrop
Robert Byrne Winthrop, 81, of Du Quoin, passed away at 9:00 P.M., Wednesday, August 27, 2003 at the Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.
Robert worked for thirty-seven years as a dragline operator at Consolidated Coal Company. He attended First Christian Church in Du Quoin. He was a member of UMW of A Local 1825, Life Member of Du Quoin American Legion, Life Member of Du Quoin VFW, and Life Member of Du Quoin Elks. He was a Lt. J.G. in the U.S. Navy Air Corp as a pilot serving in W.W. II.
He was born March 23, 1922 at Du Quoin, IL, the son of John Cooper and Laura Lucy (Webb) Winthrop.
He married Marian Lu (Cook) Weinberg on October 27, 1945 at Paducah, KY and she preceded him in death on December 20, 2002.
He is survived by two sons - John Robert Winthrop and wife Martha of Percy, Illinois and Michael Karl Winthrop and wife Gail of Bellevue, Ohio, two brothers - Jack Winthrop of Allen, Texas and Gene Winthrop of Elkville, Illinois and five grandchildren - Meagan Winthrop, Elizabeth Greenwood, Geoff Winthrop, John Winthrop and Ryan Winthrop.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
Funeral services were at Noon, Saturday, August 30, 2003 at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin with Dr. John Lewis officiating.
Friends called from 10 A.M. to Noon, Saturday at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.
Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Park at Du Quoin.
Miliary graveside rites were conducted by Du Quoin American Legion.
Friends may make memorials to Marshall Browning Hospital.
Charles Arthur Weber III
Charles Arthur 'Chase' Weber III, age 10, of Murphysboro, passed away at 5:07 p.m. Sunday, August 31, 2003 at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky as a result of fatal injuries after being struck by a pickup truck as he was crossing Dixie Highway in Louisville, Ky.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 4 at the Gospel Assembly Church in Du Quoin with Rev. Dennis Fitzsimmons officiating. Entombment was at Pleasant Grove Memorial Park. Friends called from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Pettett Funeral Home and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Gospel Assembly Church in Du Quoin.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Chase's Memorial Fund in care of his parents.
Chase was born on March 24, 1983 in Carbondale to Charles A. Weber Jr. and Kim (Laffoon) Weber. He was a Fifth Grader and straight-A student at Immanuel Lutheran School in Murphysboro. He played basketball on the Grade School team. He played MBI Baseball and was on numerous All Star Teams in MBI. He played Fall Baseball with Christ Lutheran's team in Jacob.
Chase loved to fish and he played the guitar.
He was a member of the Gospel Assembly Church in Du Quoin.
He is survived by his parents; one sister, Hayley Elizabeth Weber of Murphysboro; his grandparents, Raymond and Nancy Laffoon of Du Quoin and Mary Jo Weber of Murphysboro; one uncle, Gale and wife Becky Laffoon of Du Quoin; two aunts, Cindy and husband Duane Burke and Mary and husband Jerry Peeler of Murphysboro; cousins, Gale Laffoon Jr., Chelsey Laffoon, Amy Burke, Patrick Burke, Josh Peeler and Cole Peeler; three great-aunts, Jean Harlan and Pearl Harlan, both of Du Quoin and Ruth Spires of Carbondale and one great-uncle, Fred and wife Mary Kilmer of Goreville.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles A. Weber Sr. and a great-aunt, Helen Watson.
Mary Elizabeth Varnum
Mary Elizabeth Varnum, age 87, of Zeigler, died on Sunday, August 24, 2003 in the Jonesboro Healthcare Center in Jonesboro at 10:50 a.m.
Mary was born in Tamaroa on may 27, 1916, the daughter of Thomas and Daisy (Provart) Pierce. She married Lawrence Varnum on October 17, 1934 in Pinckneyville and he survives.
Survivors include her husband Lawrence of Jonesboro Healthcare Center; a daughter, Maxine Williamson and husband Jerry of Olmstead; three grandchildren, Susan Corey and husband Mark of Clinton Township, Mich., Jeff Hankla and Gordon Hankla, both of Carbondale; two step-grandchildren, Laurie Batignani of East Windsor, Conn. and Steven Williamson of Enfield, Conn. and three great-grandchildren, Megan and Lindsey Corey and Emily Hankla.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Carrie Pierce; two brothers, Byford and Daniel Pierce and a grandson, Mark Lawrence.
Funeral services were held at the Pyatt-Harrawood & Epplin Funeral Home in Du Quoin on Friday, August 29, 2003 at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Everett Freeman officiating. Interment was in the Paradise Cemetery near Tamaroa.
Visitation was held at the Pyatt-Harrawood & Epplin Funeral Home in Du Quoin on Thursday, August 28, 2003 from 6 until 9 p.m. and on Friday, August 29 from 8 a.m. until services.
Marion L. Smith
Marion L. Smith, 52, of Tamaroa, IL, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2003 at his residence.
He was born May 12, 1951, in DuQuoin, IL, the son of Lloyd and Evelyn (English) Smith. Marion married Tami J. Miller on December 2, 1978 in the Winkle Baptist Church, and she survives. Marion was a past custodian for the Community Consolidated District 204 School, where he worked for seven years. Marion was a member of the Trinity Assembly of God in Pinckneyville, IL. He enjoyed music and played piano and guitar.
Survivors include his wife: Tami of Tamaroa, his parents: Lloyd and Evelyn Smith of Tamaroa, three sons: Adrian, Jacob, and Troy Smith, all of Tamaroa, and one sister: Deanna Flowers and husband Ralph of Pinckneyville.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 12, 2003, from 10:00 a.m. till the time of service, at the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Pinckneyville.
Funeral Services were held at the Trinity Assembly of God Church in Pinckneyville on Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Paul Ritter officiating. Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Park in DuQuoin.
Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home in Pinckneyville was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian F. Schlager
Lillian F. Schlager, 91, of Elkville, passed away at 8:18 A.M., Monday, August 18, 2003 at Fairview Nursing Center in Du Quoin.
Lillian was a homemaker. She was a member of Elkville Christian Church.
She was born January 1, 1912 at Vergennes, IL, the daughter of Grover A. and Mildred (Couch) Robinson.
She married Michael Ray Schlager on May 8, 1943 at Chicago, IL and he survives.
She is survived by her husband of Elkville, two nieces - Carol Downs of Du Quoin, and Margaret Herlicher of Maryville, TN, two nephews - Karl Maple of Elkville, and Gary Schaffer of Knoxville, TN, one great niece - Donna Lynn Moody, and four great nephews - Mark Maple, Josh Downs, Samuel Schaffer and Josh Schaffer.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters - Elouise Schaffer and June Maple.
Funeral services were at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, August 21, 2003 at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin with Bro. Jerry Aken officiating.
Friends called from 5 to 8 P.M., Wednesday at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.
Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Park at Du Quoin.
Friends may make memorials to Luke Memorial Hospice or Elkville Christian Church Building Fund.
Virginia C. Rolfe
Virginia C. Rolfe, 77, of Tamaroa, passed away at 12:40 P.M. Saturday, August 9, 2003 at Marshall Browning Hospital in Du Quoin.
Virginia was a homemaker.
She was born July 31, 1926 at Reevesville, IL, the daughter of Charles and Gladys (Robinett) Crockett.
She married Fred H. Rolfe on August 21, 1949 at Vienna, IL and he preceded her in death on April 13, 1982.
She is survived by two brothers - Gale Crockett of North Little Rock, AR and Dale Crockett of North Port, FL, one cousin - Ruby Lee Chalcraft of Morse, IL, one niece and four nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
Funeral services were at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, August 12, 2003 at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa with Bro. Arven Kirkpatrick officiating.
Friends called from 9 to 10 A.M., Tuesday at the Searby Funeral Home in Tamaroa.
Interment was in the Taylor Church Cemetery at Vienna, IL.