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Tess H. (Tekla Katrina) Ross

1927 - 2018

     Tess H. (Tekla Katrina) Ross, age 90, of Harrisburg, passed away at 9:22 AM, Sunday, January 14, 2018 in the Linda White Hospice House in Evansville, IN.

     She was born on December 29, 1927 in Cohoes, NY to the late Kuzma and Patrina (Nalysnyk) Hanchowsky. On February 15, 1958 she married Jimmie Ray Ross and he preceded her in death June 12, 1998. Tess was active in the USO during World War II and later served as a Navy WAVE. Tess was a former Pope County Clerk and worked as a clerk at Sears in Wichita, KS and was a member of Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Church in Royalton, IL. She was also a member of the Red Hats Society, and enjoyed gardening, water aerobics and reading.

     Surviving family members include her daughter: Tanya and husband Fred Lengefeld of Kingwood, TX; son: James C. and wife Diane Ross of Galatia, IL  and son: Alex and wife Rita Ross of Mt. Vernon, IL several nieces and nephews survive. She was preceded by her parents, husband, sister: Mary Glushko and son: Mark Anthony Ross in infancy.

     Services will be 11 AM, Thursday, January 18, 2018 at Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Church in Royalton, IL. with Father Frederick Janecek officiating. Burial will be in Egyptian Memorial Gardens in Herrin. Visitation will be 10-11 AM at the church. For those who wish donations may be made to Protection of the Holy Virgin Mary Church. Envelopes will be available at the church.

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Norman Wester Graham

1941 - 2018


     Norman Wester Graham, 77, of Harrisburg, passed away on Friday, January 12, 2018 at his residence in Harrisburg.

     Norman was born on January 6, 1941 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, to the late John and Beulah (Kirkpatrick) Graham.  On December 12, 2009 he married Carolyn Naas.    

     Surviving family members include his wife: Carolyn Graham; daughter: Michelle Graham (Scott); son: Mike (Tatoon) Graham; daughter: Marinda Graham; four grandchildren: Ethan and Nicholas Graham, Madison Adams and Taylor Stone; two step-children: Barry Jones and Patricia (Rodney) Gaddis; brother: John Graham and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Norman was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Kirk Graham; sister-in-law, Carol Graham; sister, Margaret Sue Bright and brother-in-law, Charles Bright.

     Funeral services will be held at 2 PM, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Steve Shea will officiate. Burial will follow in White County Memorial Gardens in Carmi. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 PM, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.

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Jack D. Simpson

1940 - 2018

     Jack D. Simpson, age 77, of Harrisburg passed away at 7:48 AM, Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah.

     Jack was born on June 21, 1940 in Harrisburg to the late William Hubert and Vergie (Belt) Simpson.  On January 30, 1959 he married Linda Sue Bundren. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Harrisburg.

     Jack is survived by his wife: Linda Sue Simpson of Harrisburg; son: Richard (Rachael) Simpson of Beavercreek, OH; son: Robert (Tina) Simpson of Tamaroa, IL; daughter: Rena (Matt) Fritch of Metropolis, IL; son: Rhett (Jennifer) Simpson of Freeburg, IL; ten grandchildren: Ryan Simpson, Bret Simpson, Emily Roessner, Haley Simpson, Sam Simpson, Cullen Simpson, Braden Fritch, Karsyn Fritch, Reese Simpson and Jack Simpson; four great-grandchildren: Sophia and Olivia Simpson, Jack and Evelyn Roessner; three sisters-in-law: Linda Lou Simpson, Carol Simpson and Vickie Simpson; brother-in-law: Roy Hughes.

     In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by eleven brothers and sisters: Bill Simpson, Helen Gulley, Mable Simpson, Wilma Gulley, Naida Rose, Jim Simpson, Dorris Hughes, Mary Berkel, Troy Simpson, Johnny Simpson and Roy Simpson.

     Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Biff Moore will officiate. Burial will follow at Ingram Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 PM, Friday, January 19, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church of Harrisburg or the American Cancer Society.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Richard Lee Disney

1940 - 2018


     Richard Lee Disney, age 77, of Galatia, Illinois passed away at 10:07 PM, Monday, January 8, 2018 at his residence in Galatia.
     Richard was born on December 11, 1940 in Muddy, Illinois to the late Charles Owen and Marie (Girot) Disney.  On October 6, 1963 he married Henrietta Ratley and she survives. He served in the US Army for two years in the 1st Cavalry during which Richard, served in Vietnam from February to October of 1968.  Richard was a serviceman for Westinghouse and later a coal miner. He was a member of the Harrisburg American Legion. He was an avid fisherman. He was a deacon and song leader for many years at Long Branch Baptist Church.  Richard dearly loved God, his wife, children and grandchildren.

     Richard is survived by his wife: Henrietta Disney of Galatia; two children: Cheryl Dwyer of Galatia and Brad Disney of Troy, Tennessee; three grandchildren: Erica Dwyer of Galatia, Jayda and Aden Disney of Troy, Tennessee; sister: Peggy Miley of Murphysboro, Illinois; two brothers: Sam Disney and wife Brenda of Eldorado and David Disney and wife Katie of Ridgway; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law: Mildred Walden and husband Howard of Harrisburg; brother-in-law: Ed Ratley of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; sister-in-law: Thelma Ratley of Morganfield, Kentucky.

     In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by two infant daughters: Jill and Amy Disney, sister: Sue Coffee, brother-in-law: Richard Miley and nephew: Mike Miley.

     Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Friday, January 12, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Scott Johnson officiated, and burial followed in Cottage Grove Cemetery.  Military graveside rites were conducted by the National Guard. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 PM, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Carmi Baptist Children’s Home.  

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Joyce Hubbard

1948 - 2018

     Joyce Hubbard, age 69, of Harrisburg, Illinois; passed away at 12:02 PM, Friday, January 5, 2018 Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

     Joyce was born on February 6, 1948 in Wayne County, Tennessee to the late Edgar Lee and Louise Hamilton.  On September 25, 1968 she married David William Hubbard and he preceded her in death on May 10, 2015.  She was a retired Head Cook at East Side School in Harrisburg.

     Joyce is survived by her son: David D. Hubbard and wife Penny of Danville, Kentucky; brother: Melvin L. Hamilton and wife Judy of Eldorado; sister: Wanda Hamilton of Eldorado; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; niece: Cedrecia Pena of Eldorado.
     She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother: Truman Hamilton.

     Visitation will be held from 2 PM to 4 PM, Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.
 

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Mary Agnes Evetts

1933 - 2018

     Mary Agnes Evetts, 84, of Galatia, passed away at 9:30 AM, Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at her residence in Galatia.

     Mary was born on April 25, 1933 in Harrisburg to the late Matthew Joseph and Verba (Burns) Fiala.  On April 5, 1952 she married Thomas Glen Evetts and he preceded her in death on November 9, 1997.  She was a member of Stonefort General Baptist Church.

     Surviving family members include her daughter: Loretta Beasley and husband Carl of Galatia; daughter: Cheryl Volkert and husband Roy of Raleigh; son: Thomas Evetts and wife Angela of Stonefort; daughter: April Barnes and husband Ted of Ontario, Canada; grandchildren: Kelly Beasley and wife Cari of Salem, Stephanie Beasley of Galatia, Jeremy Beasley and wife Laci of Herrin, Sherry Price and husband Mike of Rogersville, TN, Anthony Volkert and wife Jenny of New Burnside, Brent Volkert and wife Ashley of Harrisburg, Shawn Henry Evetts and fiancé Melissa Stengel of Johnston City, Heather Dawn Evetts and husband William “Cosmo” Wagner of Marion, John Michael Keith of Barstow, California, Cheyenne Renee Evetts of Carbondale, Thomas Lakota Evetts of Stonefort, Destiny Paige Evetts of Stonefort, Brittany Nichole Daynard and husband David of Ontario, Canada, Zachary Alexander Booton and wife Mirranda of Marion, IL, Joshua Dallas Alan Booton of Ontario, Canada; twenty two great-grandchildren; sister: JoAnn Boatright of Anna, Illinois; friend of many years: Susie Wilson.

     Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son: Stanley Jo Evetts in infancy, brother: Raymond Fiala, Sister: Alma O’Malley, niece: Lori Michelle Boatright, grandson: John Wesley Evetts.

     Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Anthony Volkert officiated. Burial followed in Maplewood Cemetery in Marion. Visitation was held from 11 AM to 1 PM, Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

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Delores Joann Donithan

1922 - 2018


     Delores Joann Donithan, age 95 of Sebree, Kentucky, formerly of Harrisburg, Illinois; passed away at 3:20 PM, Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the Redbanks Colonial Terrance in Sebree, Kentucky.

     Delores was born on November 13, 1922 in Columbus, Ohio; to the late Monford Y. and Una A. (Cole) Spooner.  She married Marvin Weldon Donithan on March 22, 1945 and he preceded her in death on March 28, 2005.  Delores was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling and fishing with Marvin.

     Delores is survived by a son, Jeffery Donithan, and wife, Wanda; two grandchildren, Leslie Shehorn and husband Jerad; and Jordan Donithan; two great grandchildren; Tate Shehorn and Tilly Rose Shehorn all of Robards, Kentucky; sister-in-law, Mary Spooner of Evansville, Indiana; brother-in-law, James Dee Donithan and wife Ann of Las Vegas, Nevada; and several nieces and nephews.
     In addition to her parents, and husband, Marvin; Delores was preceded in death by two sisters, Lois Wathen, and Gloria Mason; and one brother, Robert Cole Spooner.

     Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Jimmy Dale Lambert officiated. Burial followed in Fluorine Cemetery at Rosiclare, Illinois. Visitation was held from 10 AM to 11 AM, Saturday, January 6, 2018. Memorial contributions may be made to the Henderson Christian Community Outreach at 700 N. Green Street, Henderson, Kentucky  42420 or the food pantry of your choice.

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