Graham Dean Updike

CENTRALIA — Graham Dean Updike, 76, of Centralia, passed away Monday, June 11, 2018, at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital. Graham was born January 21, 1942, in Greensburg, Ind.,  son of Floyd and Ruth (Hoovermace) Updike. He married Elizabeth “Betty”  Brunauer on December 27, 1963, in Evanston, IL. Survivors include his wife Betty, son Bradford Updike…Read more…

Eugene George Lows

CENTRALIA — Eugene George Lows, 82, of Centralia, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, at SSM Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Gene was born March 8, 1936, to Thomas and Wanda (Eaton) Lows. He married Phyllis Shadowens on June 13, 1964, in Carbondale and she preceded him in death on November 30, 2006. Gene…Read more…

Destiny Isophene Ellis

CENTRALIA — Destiny Isophene Ellis, infant daughter to Nicole Lynn Frese and Thomas Ellis, Jr.  went to heaven Saturday, June 9, 2018. Destiny is survived by her parents, maternal grandparents:  Glen and Diana Frese and Becky Thomas of Centralia; fraternal grandparents: Thomas Ellis, Sr. of Ferrin, IL. and Brenda Ellis of Centralia; maternal great-grandmother Liz…Read more…

Geraldine “Gerry” VanZandt

CENTRALIA — Geraldine “Gerry” (Eller) VanZandt, 82, of Centralia, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia. Geraldine “Gerry” (Eller) VanZandt, 82, of Centralia, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018 at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia. She was born March 18, 1936, in Centralia, daughter of Walter…Read more…

Evangelyn “Eva” Rae Wagstaff

ALMA — Evangelyn “Eva” Rae Wagstaff, 79, of Alma, passed away at 8:17 am, Friday, June 1, 2018, at her home in Alma. Eva was born November 4, 1938, in Iuka, Ill., the daughter of the late Edward and the late Mary Belle (Jean) Butts.  She was united in married to David L. Wagstaff Sr.…Read more…

Donna Sue Schuchman

CENTRALIA — Donna Sue Schuchman, 76, of Centralia passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. She was born October 7, 1941, in Mt. Vernon, daughter of Lawrence “Cookie” Hughes and Ila Mae (Whitlock) Hughes. She married Norman J. Schuchman in 1979 and he survives in Centralia. In addition…Read more…

Loren E. Byrd

CENTRALIA — Loren E. Byrd, 96, of Centralia, passed away at 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at Centralia Manor in Centralia. He was born on December 28, 1921, in Scottville, Illinois, the son of the late Lester T., Sr. and Eliza (Laxton) Byrd. He married Dorothy K. Winemiller on April 17, 1943, at the…Read more…

Rev. Laurence James Le Seure

BRONX, NY — Rev. Laurence James Le Seure, 71, of Bronx, New York, passed away on Friday, March 2, 2018. Larry was born September 8, 1946, at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois, to Kenneth James and Anna Lee (Vice) Le Seure. Survivors include one brother, Jay and wife Mary Beth, of Ottawa, Illinois; niece,…Read more…

Velma Orleta Patterson

CENTRALIA — Velma Orleta Patterson, 94, of Centralia passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at Green Tree Memory Care in Mt. Vernon. She was born on March 12, 1924, the daughter of Fred and Eula (Baldridge) Schultz in Ashley. She married Herbert Patterson on January 25, 1980 in Centralia. Survivors include her devoted husband, Herbert…Read more…

Mary Helen Donoho

SALEM — Mary Helen Donoho, 82, of Salem, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018, at Odin Healthcare. She was born April 26, 1936, in Iuka, daughter of Hugh Fields and Clara (Meader) Fields. She married Jerry Donoho on March 5, 1955, in Iuka and he survives in Salem. In addition to her husband of 63…Read more…

Timi Y. Pigg

CENTRALIA — Timi Y. Pigg, 56, of Centralia, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018, at SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. She was born the daughter of Dean and Lilly (Laird) Bright on October 27, 1961. She married Billy Pigg on February 14, 1996, in Mt. Vernon. Survivors include her loving husband, Billy Pigg of…Read more…

George Albert Adams

CENTRALIA — George Albert Adams, of Centralia, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, after a short illness at the Veterans Rehabilitative Center in Marion, Illinois. He was born on September 5, 191,6 to the union of Andrew Burn and Elizabeth (Offut) Adams in Centralia. George never married but helped to raise many of his great nieces…Read more…

James H. “Shorty” Detering

CENTRALIA — James H. “Shorty” Detering, 65 of Centralia, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, where friends may inquire for further information.Read more…

Dorothy Jane Neudecker

CENTRALIA — Dorothy Jane Neudecker, 96, of Centralia, passed away at 2:21 a.m. Sunday, May 20, 2018, at Centralia Manor in Centralia. Funeral arrangements of Mrs. Dorothy Jane Neudecker are in the care of Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home in Centralia, where you may call 618-532-7321 for further information. Please view the online obituary, send condolences…Read more…

Sam Dean Bundy

CENTRALIA — Sam Dean Bundy, 64, of Centralia, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at his home with his wife and son by his side. Sam was born December 23, 1953, in Salem, son of Darrell Bundy and Jeannine “Tootsie” (Jackson) Bundy. He married Tanya Geiger on May 29, 1982, and she survives in Centralia.…Read more…