Phyllis Irene (Wortman) Davidson

WEST DES MOINES, IA — Phyllis Irene (Wortman) Davidson, 89, of West Des Moines, IA, formerly of Centralia, IL, passed away Monday, May 3, 2021, at Arbor Springs Memory Care. Phyllis was born August 22, 1931, in Patoka Illinois to Wiley Maben and Lela Elizabeth (Walker) Wortman. She was the youngest of three children, joining…Read more…

Michael B. Cunningham

CENTRALIA — Michael B. Cunningham, 79, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021, at his home. Michael was born August 27, 1941, in St. Louis, MO, the son of George W. Cunningham and Hortense (Eberly) Cunningham. He married Claudette Bourgeanult on January 3, 1995, and she survives him in Centralia. In addition to his…Read more…

Leonard L. Goff

CARTTER — Leonard L. Goff, 70, of Cartter, Illinois passed away at his home Sunday, May 9, 2021. He was born April 12, 1951, in Decatur, IL, the son of Roy L. and Hazel E. (Phelps) Goff who preceded him in death. A laborer in the oil field, and torch operator, he was an employee…Read more…

Belinda Schuchmann

CENTRALIA — Belinda Schuchmann, 61, of Centralia, passed away Friday, May 7, 2021, at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia. She was born December 15, 1959, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Lawrence Schuchmann and Violet (Dannaman) Schuchmann. Belinda is survived by her five children: Matthew Evilsizer, Jordon Schuchmann, Tara Nelson, Amy Schofield and…Read more…

Michael “Mike” Buettner

CENTRALIA — Michael “Mike” Buettner, 68, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at his home. He was born June 15, 1952, in Marion County, the son of Clarence William Martin Buettner and Leona (Buehne) Buettner. Mike married his High School Sweetheart, Nancy Estoppey, on July 29, 1971, and she survives in Centralia. In…Read more…

Helen Sawyer

KELL — Helen Sawyer, 96 of Kell passed away Wednesday 5, 2021, in Mt. Vernon. She was born August 13, 1924, near Kell, Il.,  the daughter of Charles W. White and Ethel Wethington White.  She married Beachy Sawyer on April 8, 1944, in Salem and he preceded her in death. Helen and Beachy lived for…Read more…

Thelma A. Cain

SALEM — Thelma A. Cain, 88, of Salem, Illinois passed away May 6, 2021, at her home in the loving care of her daughter. Thelma Arlene Cain, 88, of Salem and formerly of Butler, Pa., passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at the home of her daughter in Salem. She was born December 23,…Read more…

Jeremy Dion Szopinski

CENTRALIA — Jeremy Dion Szopinski, 43, of Centralia passed away Monday, May 3, 2021, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Jeremy was born April 11, 1978, in Marion County, the son of Henry Szopinski and Peggy (Murray) Szopinski and they survive him in Nashville, IL. In addition to his parents: Henry and…Read more…

Carol Ann Oestreich

SANDOVAL — Carol Ann Oestreich, 68, of Sandoval, Illinois, passed away at 3:50 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Fireside House in Centralia, Illinois. She was born on September 24, 1952, in Centralia, Illinois, the daughter of William and Gladys Jean (Evans) Gunther.  She married James Lee Oestreich on August 28, 1987, in Sandoval, Illinois,…Read more…

Christine Hull

CENTRALIA — Christine Hull, 43, of Centralia, Illinois passed away Monday, May 3, 2021, after a long battle with bipolar disorder and drug addiction. She was born March 21, 1978, in Alexandria, Virginia, the daughter of Jim Hull and Karen (Simon) Hull. In addition to her parents, Jim and Karen Hull of O’Fallon, Missouri, she…Read more…

Imogene B. Hollinshead

SALEM — Imogene B. Hollinshead, 92, of Salem, Illinois passed away May 5, 2021, at Salem Township Hospital. She was born November 3, 1928, in Foraker, OK, the daughter of Edgar T. and Ora Belle (McIntosh) Rogers. Imogene will be remembered by family and friends for being very community-spirited. She was a beauty operator for…Read more…

William G. Swieca

SALEM — William G. Swieca, 62, of Salem, Illinois passed away April 29, 2021, at his home in the care of his wife and family. Born June 15, 1958, in Chicago, IL, he was the son of William Russel and Emily Swieca who preceded in death. He had worked as a screen printer for several…Read more…

Kara Gold

CENTRALIA — Kara Gold, 52, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021. She was born December 26, 1968, in Centralia, the daughter of Jack Holzhauer and Alberta (McRoy) Holzhauer Veltman. Kara is survived by her three children: Stephanie Claybourn and husband Brandon of Centralia, son: Curtis Brown and Kenzie Fletcher of Centralia, and Raelan…Read more…

Robert “Bob” Millner

CENTRALIA — Robert “Bob” Millner, 82, of Centralia, passed away Friday, April 30, 2021, at Centralia Manor. He was born April 11, 1939, in Centralia, son of Harry Millner and Marquerite (Spenner) Millner. He married Geneva Milburn on July 28, 1962, and she preceded him in death on October 6, 2020. Bob is survived by…Read more…

Joseph Prosise

HOFFMAN — Joseph Prosise, 81, of Hoffman, passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021. He was born December 30, 1939, in Centralia, the son of Donald Prosise and Evelyn (Stephens) Prosise. Joseph married Peggy Newhouse on December 19, 1959, and she preceded him in death on January 28, 2011. Joseph is survived by his son: Curtis…Read more…