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Obituary of Shirley M. Minnie

Shirley M. Minnie, 85, passed away Tuesday, December 19, 2023, at Ascension Senior Living in Waco, TX. She was born on February 14, 1938, in Hardin County, IL, the daughter of John and Treva (McDowell) Winders. She married Larry J. Minnie on December 30, 1961, at First General Baptist Church in East Alton, IL, and…

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Independent wins awards in SIEA Contest

Heather Rash and Jennifer Lane.   — Aida Barnard photo.   By Jennifer Lane Editor/Publisher In March 2023, I entered the Hardin County Independent in the Southern Illinois Editorial Association (SIEA) Better Newspaper Contest for a fourth year in a row. In September, I attended the Southern Illinois Editorial Association’s General Meeting and Awards Ceremony at…

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Obituary of Raymond V. “Buster” English Sr.

Raymond V. “Buster” English Sr. passed away on Monday, December 11, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee, Illinois. Raymond was born on November 30, 1926 to Raymond and Essie nee Shelby English in Pope County, Illinois. He married Grayce English on May 23, 1981. He was in the U.S. Army. He was sent to Redemption…

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Jarrett Michael Kumorek

June 25, 1985 – December 6, 2023 Jarrett Michael Kumorek, 38, died on Wednesday, December 6, 2023. He was born June 25, 1985 to Diana and Michael Kumorek. Survivors include his wife, Emily Kumorek; six daughters, Kendra, Michanda, Jaycee, Rebecca, Lilli, and Avery; father, Mike Kumorek; sisters, Tiffany Kumorek and Courtney Stephenson; several nieces, nephews,…

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Obituary of Hubert Volle

Hubert Volle, age 96, of Golconda, Illinois passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2023, at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare, IL surrounded by his family. Hubert was born November 2, 1927, to Ralph and Maude Volle in Hardin County, IL. He married Dotty Holbrook on May 10, 1951, and she survives. He and Dotty…

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Obituary of David M. Gilliam

David M. Gilliam, 75, of Rosiclare, IL passed away Monday, November 27, 2023 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, IN. He leaves behind his wife of 25 years, Debra; stepsons, Jonathan (Nita) Tolbert of Elizabethtown, IL and John Ross of Pittsburgh, IL; stepdaughter, Stephanie Jackson and friend Cody Conkle; grandsons, Dylan and Derek Rider and…

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Obituary of Judy Carolyn Jackson

Judy Carolyn Jackson, 75, of Rosiclare, IL, died peacefully, Friday, November 24th, 2023 surrounded by family. She was retired and had worked various jobs, including the Hardin County General Hospital, where she later volunteered in the gift shop. She was also known for Judy’s Resale, which she ran for many years. She was also a…

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Obituary of Della Sue Harl

“Ms. Sue” April 6, 1952 — November 19, 2023 “Love is so much easier when we care about people as they are, not as we wish them to be.” – Sue Harl Della Sue Harl of Elizabethtown, IL was born April 6th, 1952 in Evansville, Indiana to John and Dorothy Ray. She died Sunday, November…

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Denise Threet

Denise Threet, age 64, of Eddyville, Illinois died at the Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, KY. She was born October 2, 1959, in Indianapolis, IN to Ovid and Bertha (Williams) Barnes. Denise was a retired supervisor at Rides Mass Transit. Denise is survived by her husband, Doug Threet of Eddyville, IL;…

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Deborah Lynn Willis

Deborah Lynn Willis, 59, of Eldorado, IL passed away November 20, 2023 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, IL. Survivors include her son, Luke Bergmann of St. Louis, MO; brother, Steve Willis (Cathy) of Eldorado, IL; sister, Patricia Edwards of Springfield, IL; niece, Camron Horton (Davey); niece, Stephanie Trip (Tony); niece, Kaleigh Miles (Matt); niece, Paige…

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