Doris F. Gatewood

SALEM — Doris F. Gatewood, 95 of Salem, Illinois passed away July 5, 2020, at The Village of Oak Ridge, Washington, IN. She was born February 10, 1925, in Salem, the daughter of Harry H. and Marguerite (Leckrone) Farthing. Doris was a retired employee of the Marion County TB Board. She was a faithful member…Read more…

Judith “Judy” McIntire

CENTRALIA — Judith “Judy” McIntire, 74, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, July 4, 2020, at her home. She was born on January 24, 1946, in Centralia, the daughter of Berthal Lance and Dorine (Puffer) Lance. She married Steve McIntire on December 1, 1972, and he preceded her in death on February 16, 2007. Judy is…Read more…

Tyron D. “Tony” Shook

SALEM — Tyron D. “Tony” Shook, of Salem passed away July 5, 2020, at his home, with family at his side. Born September 20, 1939, in Centralia, he was the son of Ralph E. and Lucille (Newman) Shook. Tony graduated from Centralia High School, earned an Associates Degree from Kaskaskia College and completed a banking…Read more…

Judith McIntire

CENTRALIA — Judith McIntire, 74, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, July 4th, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family. Funeral arrangements are pending at Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, where friends may call and inquire for more information.Read more…

Nonda “Sue” Sanders

CENTRALIA — Nonda “Sue” Sanders, 70, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Sue was born October 8, 1949, the daughter of Henry and Helen (Henning) Saddler. She married John Sanders on March 1, 1969, and he survives her in Centralia. In addition to her husband John…Read more…

Douglas Warren Courtney

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Douglas Warren Courtney, 60, of Springfield, Ill., died June 28, 2020, at his home in Springfield. Doug was born on February 14, 1960, in Mt. Vernon. Following Doug’s graduation from Mt. Vernon Township High School in 1978, he and his parents moved to Springfield, IL. Doug battled mental illness from 1979 until…Read more…

Joel Ray VanNatta

CENTRAL CITY — Joel Ray VanNatta, 60, of Central City, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at his home. He was born August 5, 1959, in Independence, Missouri, the son of Floyd Gene VanNatta and Agnes J. (Daniels) VanNatta. He married Roberta L. Schackmann on October 6, 1995, in Salem and she survives in…Read more…

Wayne Steven Wright

CENTRALIA — On Sunday, June 28, Wayne Steven Wright, of Centralia, known to friends as Steve, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. Born July 1, 1949, in Clinton, Indiana, Steve was a Centralia Orphan, Vietnam veteran, and longtime local business owner of Wright’s Excavating and Demolition. Always the life of the party,…Read more…

Glenn D. “Bud” Wilkerson, Jr.

IUKA — Glenn D. “Bud” Wilkerson, Jr., 74, of Iuka, Illinois passed away March 29, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family. The family has arranged to celebrate Glenn’s life, Friday, July 3, 2020, at Lovell’s Grove Christian Church, Omega, IL. Burial will follow in the 1880 – Lovell’s Grove Cemetery at 3:30…Read more…

Joel Ray VanNatta

CENTRAL CITY — Joel Ray VanNatta, 60, of Central City, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born August 5, 1959, in Independence, Missouri, the son of Floyd Gene VanNatta and Agnes J. (Daniels) VanNatta. He married Roberta L. Schackmann on October 6, 1995, in Salem…Read more…

Blaine Jordan Pinkston

PATOKA — Blaine Jordan Pinkston, 91, of Patoka, IL passed away June 27, 2020, at Salem Township Hospital Emergency Room, with family by his side. Born July 21, 1928, in Moweaqua, Illinois, he was the son of Lawrence and Aileen (Jordan) Pinkston. For many years, Blaine was a resident of Shelby and Christian Counties, most…Read more…

Carolyn L. Weems

SALEM — Carolyn L. Weems passed into the glory of heaven surrounded in a full room at her home with her loving family on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Carolyn loved her family and spent her whole life as a dedicated Christian in the love of family and Church. She loved all of 30 Grandchildren and…Read more…

Esther P. O’Dell

SALEM — Esther P. O’Dell, 75, formerly of Salem, Illinois passed away June 20, 2020, at the Coulterville Care Center, Coulterville, Illinois. Arrangements are pending at the Sutherland – Rankin Funeral Home, 310 N. Broadway, P.O. Box 97, Salem, Illinois, 618-548-1234, entrusted with the family’s care.Read more…

David L. Kaiser

SALEM — David L. Kaiser, 62, formerly of Salem, Illinois passed away June 13, 2020, at St. Francois Hospital, Evanston, Illinois. Born September 12, 1957, in Centralia, David was the son of Howard and Imogene (Denton) Duncan Kaiser. He grew up in Salem, attended school there and graduated from Salem Community High School. Surviving are…Read more…

David A. Morlan

SALEM — David A. Morlan, 72, of Salem, passed away June 17, 2020, at his home in the care of his loving family. Born March 10, 1948, in Mt. Vernon, he was the son of Earl M. and Elsa (Boldrey) Morlan who preceded him in death. He was active in the insurance business prior to…Read more…