Amber Nicole Waldon

SALEM — Amber Nicole Waldon, 28, of Salem, passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. Amber was born August 19, 1991, in Centralia, daughter of Stacey Easley and Ann (Smith) Bray. She married Christopher Waldon on August 8, 2017. In addition to her husband: Chris Waldon, she is survived…Read more…

Matthew Proksha

CENTRALIA — Matthew Proksha, 36, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019, at his home. Matthew was born October 26, 1982, in Centralia, son of George Proksha Sr. and Brenda (Ramey) Proksha. In addition to his parents: George Proksha Sr. and Brenda Ramey-Proksha, he is survived by two brothers: Michael Wayne Ramey of Centralia…Read more…

Betty Russell

RICHVIEW — Betty Russell, 91, of Richview, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Herrin Hospital. Betty was born in Oakdale, IL, the daughter of James Allan Maxwell and Edna Winifred (Ellison) Maxwell. She married Charles “Gene” Russell on February 21, 1948 a,nd he preceded her in death on September 14, 2018, after 70 years…Read more…

Juanita Maxine Butler

CENTRALIA — Juanita Maxine Butler, 99, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. She was born August 15, 1920, in Glendridge, the daughter of Leslie D. and Eula F. (Sanders) Tracy. She married Earl W. “Red” Mathis in 1941 and he preceded her in death in…Read more…

Truman A. Price

CENTRALIA — Truman A. Price, 98, of Centralia, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019, at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. He was born March 7, 1921, in Griffin, Indiana, son of Clarence L. Price and Arvilla (Conner) Price. Truman married Patricia McRoy on September 25, 1978, and she preceded him in death…Read more…

Joshua Levi Sloat

CENTRALIA — Joshua Levi Sloat, 32 years 8 months, passed into the next life on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, in Centralia. Joshua was born to Tony Ray Sloat and Susan (Salisbury) Sloat on January 13, 1987 in Centralia. He is survived by his mother, Susan Sloat Kleinedler and husband Kurt of Centralia, his father Tony…Read more…

Virginia Betz

ODIN — Virginia Betz, 81,of Odin, passed away Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at Odin Healthcare Center. Funeral services for Virginia Betz are pending at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, where friends may call for further information.Read more…

James M. Maxey

CENTRALIA — James M. Maxey, 54, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at his home. He was born April 6, 1965, in Tuscola, son of James L. Maxey and Carolyn J. (Hoard) Maxey. He married Lisa Brink on June 8, 1996, and she survives in Centralia. In addition to his wife of 23…Read more…

Paul Eugene Ferguson

CENTRALIA — Paul Eugene Ferguson, 95, of Centralia passed away Sunday, September 1, 2019. He was born on April 4, 1924, the son of John Allen and Maude (Cunningham) Ferguson in Centralia. He married his sweetheart, V. Pauline Daniels on April 11, 1950, at the First Apostolic Church in Centralia and she preceded him in…Read more…

Leanna M. Swindell

CENTRALIA — Leanna M. Swindell, 59, of Centralia, passed away Friday, August 30, 2019, at her sister’s home with her family by her side. She was born October 15, 1959, in Centralia, daughter of Patricia (Coyne) Swindell. Leanna is survived by a sister: Helen Abernathy and husband Rickie of Centralia; a brother: John Ott and…Read more…

Darran Wright

CENTRALIA — Darran Wright, 60, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, August 28, 2019. He was born March 9, 1959, in Centralia, son of Delores (Sheets) Wright. Darran married Rhonda Beadle on February 6, 1988 and she survives in Centralia. In addition to his mother: Delores Wright of Centralia, he is also survived by his wife…Read more…

Louella P. Green

CENTRALIA — Louella P. Green, 62, of Centralia, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at her home surrounded by family. Louella was born May 6, 1957, in Sandwich, IL, the daughter of Louis and Joyce Harland. She married Larry Green on July 14, 1994, in Centralia and he survives her. In addition…Read more…

Ruth A. Smith

CENTRALIA — Ruth A. Smith, 83, of Centralia, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019, at Centralia Manor. She was born July 26, 1936, in Pulaski, Illinois, daughter of James A. Lackey and Emma (Claxton) Kleine. She married Charles J. Smith on September 12, 1954, in Mt. Vernon and he preceded her in death on August…Read more…

Carole Kay (Faith) Wessling

CENTRALIA — Carole Kay (Faith) Wessling, 72, of Centralia, passed away Monday, August 26, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. She was born April 1, 1947, in Centralia, the daughter of George Faith and Mildred (Knight) Faith. She married Robert Wessling on August 1, 1964, and later divorced. She is survived by…Read more…

Robert L. “Bob” Freeman

CENTRALIA — Robert L. “Bob” Freeman, 75, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 a,t his home. He was born September 10, 1943 i,n Chicago, son of Arthur Freeman and Theresa J. (Maranghoni) Freeman. He married Diana Baldridge on November 20, 1976 a,t Fouts Christian Church in Centralia and she survives in Centralia. In…Read more…