Shannan Corners

CENTRALIA — Shannan Corners, 55, of Centralia, passed away Thursday, September 24, 2020. She was born in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, the daughter of Jerry Corners and Marcia Mercer. Shannan is survived by her father, Jerry Corners and wife Judy of Centralia; three children: Zachary Corners and wife Pattie of Centralia, Jacob White of Centralia, and…Read more…

Eulala Cooley

CENTRALIA — Eulala Cooley, 91, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at Centralia Manor. She was born in Harrisburg, Illinois on September 5, 1929, to Oral Owen and Irene (Dann) Owen. On July 3, 1949, she married Bill Cooley and he survives in Centralia. In addition to her husband of 71 years, she…Read more…

Betty Jean Norton

MOUNT VERNON — Betty Jean Norton, 71, of Mt. Vernon, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020, at her home. Per Jean’s wishes, Cremation Rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 235 North Sycamore Street Centralia, Illinois 62801, 618-532-3523, are honored…Read more…

Whitney Rae Mahnke

IUKA — Whitney Rae Mahnke, 81, of Iuka, Illinois passed away Thursday at her home, in the care of her loving family. Born November 17, 1938, in Kinmundy, she was the daughter of Paul G. and Alice A (Telford) Hanna. Her parents preceded her in death. A homemaker, she was a member of the Iuka…Read more…

Donald Gene Verhines Sr

WOODLAWN — Donald Gene Verhines Sr, 93, of Woodlawn went home to be with Jesus at 12:15 a.m. September 22, 2020, at his home. He was born on August 7, 1927, in Chicago. He was the son of the late Robert Carter Verhines and Marie (Bartlett) Verhines. He married Shirley (Moseley) Verhines on March 3,…Read more…

Sharon Hiltibidal

CENTRALIA — Sharon Hiltibidal, 76, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO., surrounded by her daughters. She was born March 3, 1944, in Centralia, the daughter of Fred Porter and Beulah (Stover) Porter. Sharon married Jimmie Hiltibidal on September 9, 1961, and he preceded her in…Read more…

Kathryn “Kathy” J. Beal (Beasley)

CENTRALIA — Kathryn “Kathy” J. Beal (Beasley), also known as “Grammy” to many, went to be with the Lord peacefully with her family by her side on September 21st, 2020 after a 13-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Kathy was a faithful, dedicated, and ambitious woman beginning her career working at Scott AFB. She married Neil…Read more…

Helen Lois Knox

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Helen Lois Knox, 85, of Springfield, Missouri, formerly of Centralia, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020, at the Springfield Villa in Springfield, Missouri. Lois was born November 1, 1934, in Centralia, the daughter of Albert R and Helen D (Ferguson) Miller. She married Glen D. Knox on February 20, 1954, in Woodlawn…Read more…

Barry L. Ross

CENTRALIA — Barry L. Ross, 78, of Centralia, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020, at his home. He was born February 28, 1942, in Centralia, the son of John D. Ross and Elizabeth (Autry) Ross. Barry married Joyce Warner of Hoffman, IL in 1962 and they later divorced. He married Marilynn Schleifer from Ashley in…Read more…

Kelsey Reese’ Meeks

CENTRALIA — Kelsey Reese’ Meeks, 26, of Centralia, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020. She was born October 25, 1993, in Centralia, IL. She is the daughter of Michael Meeks and Laura (Rudy) Meeks Mitchell. In addition to her parents, she is also survived by her daughter: Kehlani of Centralia; a sister: Bianca Meeks and;…Read more…

Janet Louise Koelling

IUKA — Janet Louise Koelling, 75, of Iuka, Illinois, was called away by her risen Savior out of this earthly life and into His heavenly home on July 28, 2020, at her home in Iuka, Illinois. She was born on January 15, 1945, in Centralia, Illinois, the daughter of George and Elsie (Heseman) Koelling. She…Read more…

Darlene Nelson

CENTRALIA — Darlene Nelson, 85, of Centralia passed away Monday, September 14, 2020, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. She was born October 31, 1934, in Centralia, the daughter of Frank Swartzlander and Margie (Wazelle) Swartzlander. She married Louis O. Nelson on April 17, 1955, at the Central City Baptist Church and he…Read more…

Alex W. Fulton, Sr

LENEXA, KS — Alex W. Fulton, Sr, 72, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at home after a long battle with glioblastoma (brain cancer). Alex was born December 13, 1947, in Hammond, IN to Alex J. and Lucille (Rusher) Fulton. He is survived by his wife, Donna (Oglesby) Fulton of Lenexa, KS; daughter Traci…Read more…

Bob D. Reichenbach

CENTRALIA — Bob D. Reichenbach, 90, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 2:50 a.m. Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Carlyle Healthcare Center in Carlyle, Illinois. He was born on February 25, 1930, in Wamac, Illinois, the son of Jacob Fayette and Beatrice O. (Toedte) Reichenbach.  He married Dolly M. Piasse on June 17, 1951, at…Read more…

Charles E. Chambers, Jr.

CENTRALIA — Charles E. Chambers, Jr., age 83, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away peacefully at 9:25 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Twin Willows Nursing Center in Salem, Illinois. He was born on November 13, 1936, in Centralia, Illinois, the son of Charles E., Sr. and Sara Mabel (Boren) Chambers.  He married Carolyn June Copple…Read more…