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Area Obituaries

Obituary of Opal Velma Denton

1934 – 2024 Opal Velma Denton, age 90, formerly of Cave-in-Rock, passed away on Monday, February 19th, 2024. Opal is survived by her loving daughters, Cathy (John) Price of Cave-in-Rock, IL and Janet (John) Hart of Harrisburg, IL; grandchildren, John Bradly (Michele) Price of Elizabethtown, IL, Brian David (Trisha) Price of O’Fallon, IL, Julie Beth…

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Obituary of David L. Turner

David L. Turner, 72, of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois died on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at his home. He was a proud Veteran of the United States Army. Survivors include his brother and two sisters. He will be missed and loved by family and friends. Rest in peace my brother. Private services will be held at a…

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Obituary of Betty Jeanette Damron Todd

Betty Jeanette Damron Todd was born in Lola, Kentucky to Russell and Mallie Ledbetter Damron on February 16, 1931 and joined the Heavenly host on Sunday, February 11, 2024 in Johnson City, Tennessee at the age of 92 years, 11 months, and 26 days. Betty grew up during the Great Depression and World War II,…

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Henry Herman Hutson

Henry Herman Hutson, known as “Herman”, passed on Thursday, February 1, 2024. He was born on March 13, 1952. Mr. Hutson was preceded in death by his father, Henry Brandon Hutson; mother, Fannie May Hutson; sisters, Ruby Mae Hutson and Fae Roop; and brothers, Clayton Hutson and Billy Joe Whitlock. Survivors include his wife, Connie…

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Obituary of Mary Lou Cox

Mary Lou Cox, 86, of Bridgeview, IL formerly of Rosiclare, IL passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2023 in Hinsdale, IL with her family by her side. She was born in Rosiclare, IL on March 30, 1937 to Archie and Mattie (Goolsby) Smith. At a young age, she developed a love for hair and…

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Joseph Erwin, Jr

Joseph Erwin, Jr., 62, of Plainfield, IL, formerly of Hardin County, IL died, Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. Survivors include many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ruby Jewel Erwin, Sr.; and sisters, JoeAnn Beliles, Ginger Krumpos,…

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Obituary of Raymond B. Zilvitis

Raymond B. Zilvitis passed away on Monday, January 8, 2024 at Rosiclare Rehab and Health Care Center. He was born on April 15, 1943 to Bruno and Julia Zilvitis in Chicago, IL. He was a United States Army Veteran and served as an MP while stationed in Germany. He retired from Union Wadding Company in…

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Obituary of Charles Wesley Suits

    Charles Wesley Suits, “Chuck”, was born June 6th, 1955 in Rosiclare, IL to Charles Suits Jr. and Betty Louise Creamer Suits. He died December 28th, 2023 in Wichita Falls, TX. Chuck attended college at the University of Illinois then went on to pursue his Medical Doctorate at University of North Texas. He graduated with…

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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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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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