Roland Beckmeyer

HOYLETON — Roland Beckmeyer, 93, of Hoyleton, passed away Friday, February 15, 2019, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia surrounded by his family. He was born December 13, 1925, in Hoyleton, son of Alvin William Beckmeyer and Louise Marie Lydia (Nierman) Beckmeyer. He married Merle Marie Byars on February 22, 1947, at the…Read more…

Averydon Trumbo

CENTRALIA — Averydon Trumbo moved to heaven to see his parents and his sister on January 30, 2019.  He passed at 81 years old. He was born in Centralia, Illinois on October 25, 1937, the son of Oscar C. and Alma (Gowers) Trumbo. Mr. Trumbo attended Franklin School and Centralia High School.  He owned and…Read more…

Rebecca “Becky” V. Pearce

CENTRALIA — Rebecca “Becky” V. Pearce, 66, of Centralia, passed away Monday, February 11, 2019, at the Centralia Manor. She was the daughter of Martin and Myra (Bond) Michael born on May 28, 1952. Survivors include her loving father Martin Michael of Centralia; devoted children Tim Wolenhaupt, wife Jennifer, Chris Wolenhaupt, Beth Pearce, and Todd…Read more…

Clarence R. “Babe” Lee

SANDOVAL — Clarence R. “Babe” Lee, 74, of Sandoval, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2019, at Saint Louis University Hospital. He was born October 4, 1944, in Sandoval, son of William Lee and Leona (Campbell) Lee. He married Patricia L. Branson on December 5, 1964, and she survives in Sandoval. In addition to his wife…Read more…

James “Randy” Barksdale

CENTRALIA — James “Randy” Barksdale, 87, of Centralia, IL passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019, at his home. Randy was born January 6, 1932, in Vernon Hill, VA. Randy was the son of George Garland Barksdale and Gracie Lucy Lee (Keatts) Barksdale. He married Janet Joyce Heap on May 2, 1954. She preceded him in…Read more…

Madeline Murray

CENTRALIA — Madeline Murray 85, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019. She was born July 5, 1933, in Marion County, daughter of Homer Fender and Pearl (Hilton) Fender. She married William Murray on April 28, 1955 in Champaign and he survives in Centralia. In addition to her husband of 63 years, William “Bill”…Read more…

Betty J. Barger

NASHVILLE, Ill. — Betty J. Barger, 90, of Nashville, IL formerly of Centralia, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. Betty was born May 15, 1928, in Centralia, the daughter of Edward Kratzner and Dora (McCollough) Kratzner. She married Wayne F. Barger and he preceded her in death on…Read more…

Janis Kay (Lambert) Evans

CENTRALIA — Janis Kay (Lambert) Evans, of Centralia, was called to Heaven on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, surrounded by family at the age of 72. She was born on October 18, 1946, in Centralia, the younger daughter of Richard and Mary Sue (Taylor) Lambert. Janis was greeted at the Pearly Gates with open arms by…Read more…

Donald G. Donahue

CENTRALIA — Donald G. Donahue, 89, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was born December 10, 1929 in Centralia, son of Orva Donahue and Wilma (Byrd) Roper. He married Marilyn Kay Sanders on June 18, 1955 and she preceded him in death on May 2, 2016.…Read more…

Lola Jean Castellari

CENTRALIA — Lola Jean Castellari, 92, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at Carlyle Health Care Center. Lola was born June 5, 1926, the daughter of Andrew Foutch and Oma (Lowry) Foutch. She married Knute Castellari on August 14, 1946 in Cairo, IL and he preceded her in death on February 9, 1979.…Read more…

Levi Williams Jr.

CENTRALIA — Levi Williams Jr., 69, of Centralia, passed away February 1, 2019, at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, M0 with his devoted family by his side. He was born May 13, 1949, the son of Levi Williams Sr. and Luberta (Robertson) Williams in Grenada, MS. He married the love of…Read more…

Harold S. Rubin

CENTRALIA — Harold S. Rubin, 94, of Centralia, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Friday, February 1, 2019, at Fireside House in Centralia. He was born on February 16, 1924, on the family farm in Augsburg, Illinois, the son of the late Carl Fredrick “Pat” and Linda Louise (Torbeck) Rubin. He married Arlene Anna Sasse on…Read more…

Averydon Trumbo

CENTRALIA — Averydon Trumbo moved to heaven to see his parents and his sister on January 30, 2019.  He passed at 81 years old. He was born in Centralia on October 25, 1937, the son of Oscar C. and Alma (Gowers) Trumbo. Mr. Trumbo attended Franklin School and Centralia High School.  He owned and operated Trumbo…Read more…

Charles Leroy Beal

MOUNT VERNON — Charles Leroy Beal, 80, of Mt. Vernon, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at his home in rural Mt. Vernon. He was born Dec. 18, 1938, in Texico, son of the Rev. Roy and Ruby (Tinsley) Beal. He married Phyllis E. Collins on March 29, 1959, at Old Union Missionary Baptist…Read more…

Randall “Randy” Heern

CENTRALIA — Randall “Randy” Heern, 58, of Centralia passed away Saturday, January 26, 2019 at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, of cancer. Randy was the son of Rodney and Nadine Heern of Jasper, In and the late Janet Niedbalski of Centralia. Randy was raised by his grandparents, William and Audrey Heern. Randy married Tammy…Read more…