Naomi Lee Ernst Crowell

CENTRALIA — Naomi Lee Ernst Crowell, 86 of Centralia, went to Heaven to be with her Savior at 7:24 p.m.  May 26, 2020, with her loving family by her side. She was born on December 11, 1933, in Centralia, the daughter of Gaustav August and Ruby Fern (Schneider) Ernst.  She married Reverend Denny Crowell on…Read more…

Judith “Judy” Kluthe

CENTRALIA — Judith “Judy” Kluthe, 79, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. Judy was born September 4, 1940, in Centralia, the daughter of Elmer Henning and Berniece (Aldag) Henning. She married Paul Kluthe on June 6, 1986 and he preceded her in death on February…Read more…

David “Shad” Millner

CENTRALIA — David “Shad” Millner, 56, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020 in his home, after a long battle with cancer. David was born July 6, 1963, the son of Robert and Geneva Millner. Along with his parents: Robert and Geneva Millner of Centralia, David leaves behind a sister: Sondra Pickett and her…Read more…

Desiree Ann Marshall

CENTRALIA — Desiree Ann Marshall, 63, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at her home. She was born July 26, 1956, in Hoodriver, Oregon, the daughter of William Tobeholt and May (Tratt) Hill. She married Jackie Marshall and he preceded her in death on November 20, 2011. In addition to her mother, May…Read more…

Maryann Caroline Klingenberg Bender

CENTRALIA — Maryann Caroline Klingenberg Bender, 89, of Centralia, passed away at 4:58 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Centralia Manor in Centralia. She was born on January 3, 1931, in her home in Centralia, Illinois, the daughter of Gustav Heinrich and Leona Clara (Dinkelman) Klingenberg. Ms. Bender is survived by her nephews, James G.…Read more…

Mr. William Alberson

SALEM — Mr. William Alberson, 88, of Salem, Illinois passed away May 18, 2020, at the Odin Care Center. He was born June 18, 1931, in Oak Park, Illinois, the son of Charles R. “Dick” and Mildred E. (Howard) Alberson. They preceded him in death. He retired as a credit manager for Babson Brothers/Surge, a…Read more…

Patsy “Pat” Phelps

CENTRALIA — Patsy “Pat” Phelps, 83, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at her home. She was born June 26, 1936, in Centralia, the daughter of Theodore R. “Spud” Bond and Dorothy (Richards) Bond. She married Harold Phelps on November 24, 1953, in Centralia and he survives in Centralia. In addition to her…Read more…

Kirk A. Staley, Sr.

CENTRALIA — Kirk A. Staley, Sr., 60, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at his home. Kirk was born April 19, 1960, in Ipswich, England, the son of Donald Blair Staley and Phyllis Kay (Prunty) Staley. He is survived by two sons: Kirk “Tony” Staley, Jr. of Centralia and Brian Staley and wife…Read more…

John E. Luse

SALEM — John E. Luse, 79, of Salem, passed away May 13, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born August 31, 1940, in Flora, Illinois, the son of Robert “Bob” and Dorothy L. (Berry) Luse. He attended the University of Illinois-Champaign on a football scholarship. He then graduated from Eastern Illinois…Read more…

John E. Luse

SALEM — John E. Luse, 79, of Salem, Illinois passed away May 13, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family. Arrangements are pending at the Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home in Salem, entrusted with the family’s care.Read more…

Nancy L. Sprehe

CENTRALIA — Nancy L. Sprehe, 81, of Centralia, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. Nancy was born February 21, 1939, in Hamilton, OH, the daughter of Donald Sprehe and Orpha (Armstrong) Sprehe. Nancy is survived by her friend: Alma Sellers of Centralia; a grandson: Chad Sellers of…Read more…

Nina Louise Schnarr

CENTRALIA — Nina Louise Schnarr, 75, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2020, at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. Nina was born July 2, 1944, in Centralia, daughter of Joseph Gilbert and Doris (Wanzo) Gilbert. She married Donald Schnarr on October 17, 1992, in Centralia and he survives her. In addition to her…Read more…

Leota Rollinson

SALEM — Leota Rollinson, 89 of Salem, died May 10, 2020, at her home surrounded by family and her wonderful caregivers. She was born August 15, 1930, and named Leota Mulvany. She was the third of four children born to a rural family living east of Omega, Illinois. Her father, Fred, was a farmer. And…Read more…

Mary Kathleen “Kathie” Bryant

CENTRALIA — Mary Kathleen “Kathie” Bryant, 72, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Kathie was born August 27, 1947, in Centralia, the daughter of Noel L. Rich and Esther I. (Parmley) Rich. She married Stephen L. Bryant on April 7, 1984, at Central City…Read more…

Sandra Kay Walker

CENTRALIA — Sandra Kay Walker, 73, of Centralia passed away at St. Louis University hospital on May 6, 2020. Sandra was born May 2, 1947, at the family farm in Centralia, the daughter of Betty Campbell. She married Edward George Walker on September 23, 1967, during the 52 years of marriage they welcomed three children.…Read more…