Phyllis E. Laughhunn

CENTRALIA — Phyllis E. Laughhunn, 89, of Centralia was at her home praying to her Lord for her family on the morning of Wednesday, May 15, 2019, and was embraced in His arms that evening. She was welcomed to life and family by her parents, Nelva (Ring) and William Huggins on a wintry day in…Read more…

Gerald Phillips

IUKA — Gerald “Jerry” Phillips, 80, of Iuka, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019. He was born July 25, 1938, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, son of John Phillips and Edna (Kowalski) Phillips. Gerald is survived by a daughter: Susan Shreve and husband Joe of Iuka; two sons: Jerry Phillips, Jr. of Centralia and Joel Phillips and…Read more…

Lola Sommers

CENTRALIA — Lola Sommers, 75, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. Lola was born October 13, 1943, in Murphysboro, daughter of James Needham and Goldie (McConell) Needham. She married Wilbur “Wil” Sommers on June 18, 1988, and he survives in Centralia. In addition to her…Read more…

Barbara Kohl Schlinkert.

CENTRALIA — On Thursday April 25, 2019, the world lost an innovative, forward thinking woman named Barbara Kohl Schlinkert. Barbara was born April 17, 1923, to Walter Edward Schlinkert and Charlotte Marie (Rosenbaum) Schlinkert in Centralia, joining her 2.5 years older sister, Elizabeth Ann (Schlinkert) Lenich. Barbara received her Bachelor of Science degree from the…Read more…

Rita Marie McClaren

SANDOVAL — Rita Marie McClaren, 41, of Sandoval, passed away at 10:10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at her home in Sandoval. She was born on October 20, 1977, in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of Connie Lynn and Susan K. (Blake) Brandon.  She married Steven Lee McClaren II on March 5, 2001, at Foundation Park…Read more…

Wanda June Wylde

CENTRALIA — Wanda June Wylde, 79, of Centralia, passed away at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at her home in Centralia. She was born on June 18, 1939 in Bradley Township. Jackson County, Illinois, the daughter of the late Elmer H. and Mathilda “Tillie” (Rathert) Gerberding. She married Homer Dean Rieckenberg and they later…Read more…

Patricia “Pat” (Altadonna) King

JUNCTION CITY — Patricia “Pat” (Altadonna) King, 70, of Junction City, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Odin Healthcare Center. Pat was born February 20, 1949, in Centralia, daughter of Sam J. Altadonna and Hazel Leora “Lee” (Crow) Altadonna. She married David Felchila on October 2, 1971 and they later divorced. Pat married Don…Read more…

Jaden Lee Krauss

CENTRALIA — Jaden Lee Krauss, 13, of Centralia, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019, at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Jaden was born December 18, 2005, in Granite City, son of Jaianna Grant and Timothy Krauss. In addition to his mother: Jaianna Grant of Centralia and father: Timothy Krauss of…Read more…

Michael J. Young

CENTRALIA — Heaven gained a beautiful angel, while Earth lost a wonderful soul with the passing of Michael Joe “Mike” Young early Saturday morning, April 27, 2019, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, from complications of heart surgery. Mike was born in Shelbyville, Illinois, on May 30, 1963, the first son of Gary Joe…Read more…

Jessie Gene O’Neal Sr.

CENTRALIA — Jessie Gene O’Neal Sr. 73, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Doctor’s Nursing and Rehab in Salem. Jessie was born October 14, 1945, the son of Rufus O’Neal and Mattie (Chamberlain) O’Neal. He married Rubbie Williams in 1963 and they later divorced. He married Mildred “Millie” Hutchison in 1993 and…Read more…

Mamie Elizabeth Lovejoy

CENTRALIA — Mamie Elizabeth Lovejoy, 93, of Centralia, went to be with her Lord at 11:17 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Centralia Fireside House in Centralia. She was born on January 11, 1926, in Centralia, the daughter of the late William and Flossie (Bryant) Cassedy.  She married Kiah W. Brown on November 14, 1945,…Read more…

Debra “Debbie” A. Smith-McClain

CENTRALIA — Debra “Debbie” A. Smith-McClain, 64, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday April 24, 2019 at her home. Debbie was born July 16, 1954 in Centralia, the daughter of William Arthur. Smith and Betty Ruth (Friend) Teleford. Debbie is survived, by her mother: Betty Teleford; daughter: Jodi Tellefsen and husband Frank of Centralia; son: Jeremy…Read more…

Bonnie I. Bowen

SALEM — Bonnie I. Bowen, 94, of Salem, formerly of Patoka passed away peacefully Sunday, April, 21, 2019, at Twin Willows Nursing Home in Salem with the loving support of her family surrounding her. She was born on February 24, 1925, the daughter of William and Elva (Foltz) Palmer in Marion County. She married her…Read more…

Gilbert F. Logan

CENTRALIA — Gilbert F. Logan, 96, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. Gilbert was born June 4, 1922, in Irvington, Illinois. He was the son of Roy Logan and Eva (Raines) Logan. Gilbert was raised in Irvington and entered the United States Navy and he…Read more…

Mildred “Millie” Walters

CENTRALIA — Mildred “Millie” Walters, 91, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Fireside House of Centralia. She was born September 10, 1923, in Marked Tree, Arkansas, daughter of Jesse Shipman and Mary Alice (Erp) Shipman. She married August Eugene Kramer and he preceded her in death. She later married Tommy Walters and…Read more…