Area Obituaries

Obituary of Marcella Wren

Marcella Wren, age 89, of Harrisburg, passed away at 1:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Saline Care Nursing and Rehab Center. Marcella was born on May 12, 1931 in Tolu, Kentucky to the late Edgar and Nora (Vaughn) Sneed. She married Charles Wren and he preceded her in death. Marcella formerly worked for both…

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Della Faye Piland

Della Faye Piland, 83, of Springfield died Monday, May 25, 2020, at Sunrise Skilled Nursing in Virden. She was born September 11, 1936 to Charles Glenn and Melba (Rotes) Yates. She married Harold “Bill” Piland on December 19, 1954. Faye was formerly employed by Sears Roebuck & Co. and DTC Environmental Laboratories. She was a…

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Randall G. Damron

Randall G. Damron, 85, of Peoria, died on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. He was born on June 11, 1934 in Rosiclare, IL to William Clyde and Mallie (Ledbetter) Damron. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Fricker Damron; children, Randall Gene (Mary) Damron of Kickapoo, Sandra Gail (Robert) Lang…

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Obituary of Elva Lea “Evelyn” Volkert

Elva Lea “Evelyn” Volkert (nee Shadowens), age 88, of Elgin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Elgin, with her two daughters, Angela and Lucy, at her bedside. Evelyn was born July 6, 1931, in Rosiclare, Illinois, to her loving parents, Albert Alfred “John” and Mabel Glen Shadowens (Lanham). Evelyn is a graduate…

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Obituary of Shirley Mae Crider

Shirley Mae Crider, 85, of Cave-In-Rock, IL was born into eternal life on May 24, 2020. Shirley was born May 2, 1935 in Fairfield, IL to Wayne and Iva (Farmer) Cox. She graduated from Fairfield High School in 1953. Shirley spent many years living in Fairfield where she and her previous husband raised their family.…

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Terry Diane Bates

Terry Diane Bates, 63, of Cave-In-Rock, IL died Sunday, May 17, 2020 at her home in Cave-In-Rock, IL. She was a member of Rock Creek Church. Survivors include her daughter, Brandy Bates of Eldorado, IL; granddaughter, Breanna Long of Eldorado, IL; and great-granddaughter, Emma Curry of Eldorado, IL. She was preceded in death by her…

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Obituary of Bradley Keith “Brad” Jenkins

Bradley Keith “Brad” Jenkins, 55, of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, passed away due to an auto accident near Rosiclare on Monday, May 18, 2020. Brad was born at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado on November 7, 1964, the son of Jerry and Linda (Woods) Jenkins. He was a proud coal miner most of his working career. Brad loved…

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Obituary of Truman Knight

  On Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Truman Knight, a loving husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather passed away at the age of 80. Truman was born in Phoenix, Arizona July 22, 1939. He dedicated many years of hard work and retired from Chicago Bridge and Iron. He loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and…

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Brenda Kay Goolsby

Brenda Kay Goolsby, 70, of Elizabethtown, IL died on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Evansville, IN. Brenda is survived by her son, Ronald (Melanie) Price of Ziegler, IL; daughter, Angela Price and Tony Wilkerson of Benton, IL; grandchildren, Natosha Price, Jessi Young, Kyle Ingersoll, Breanna Price, Emily Cornelison, and Aiden Cornelison;…

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Howard Hall

Howard Hall, 93, of Elizabethtown, IL died Friday, May 8, 2020 at South Gate Nursing and Rehab in Metropolis, IL. He was a member of Mt. Zion General Baptist Church, United States Army Veteran, member of VFW, American Legion and Cave-In-Rock Masonic Lodge Number 444. Survivors include his brother, Gary Hall; and many nieces; nephews;…

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