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Barbara Kathleen Aldridge of Troy, Illinois died on November 22, 2016

Iretha "Rease" Lynn Bible of Olmsted, Illinois died on November 21, 2016

Eugene H. Kohler of Anna, Illinois died on November 28, 2016


Eugene H. Kohler of Anna, Illinois, June 21, 1933 – November 28, 2016

          Mr. Eugene H. Kohler, age 83 of Anna, formerly of Jonesboro, died at 10:45 p.m. Monday, November 28, 2016 in the Illinois Veteran’s Home of Anna.  He was born in Jonesboro on June 21, 1933, the son of Ual Leroy and Flora Jane (Schlichting) Kohler.  He married Shirley Fowler on June 17, 1955 in Reynoldsville, together they shared sixty one years of marriage.  

 

        Eugene is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Kohler of Anna; one son, Steven (Cindy) Kohler of Anna; one daughter, Susan (Steve) Short of Pevely, MO;  seven grandchildren, Chad (Connie) Kohler, Megan (Ryan) Flamm, Brad (Becca) Kohler, Jessica (James) Lucas, Cassie (Kyle) Erschen, Chrissy (Gary) Hurst, and Laura (Bryan) Koehler;  seven great grandchildren, Drew Maurizio, Avery Flamm, Emma Kohler, Jeffrey Campbell, Kinsley Lucas, Jacob Koehler, and Taylor Hurst; one brother, Bon (Jean) Kohler of Anna; one sister, Geraldine Smith of Anna, and other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant brother, Harold Kohler.

 

          Eugene was a member of the First Baptist Church in Jonesboro. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a farmer and also worked thirty years for Lewis Bakeries as a baker.

        Eugene always enjoyed meeting with his friends at McDonalds for coffee and dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren on the farm.

        Funeral services for Mr. Eugene H. Kohler will be at 1:00 p.m. in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home of Jonesboro on Thursday, December 1, 2016, with  Rev. Michael Turner officiating.  Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home of Jonesboro.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are preferred to the IL Veteran’s Home of Anna or the First Baptist Church of Jonesboro. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Barbara Kathleen Aldridge of Troy, Illinois, December 27, 1930 – November 22, 2016

       Mrs. Barbara Kathleen Aldridge, age 85 of Troy,  formerly of Wolf Lake, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 in Aspen Creek surrounded by her immediate family and special friends. She was born December 27 1930 in Reynoldsville, the daughter of William Curtis and Dorothy May (Randall) Forrest. She married Bill Aldridge on January 31, 1953 in Corinth, MS.

       Barbara is survived and dearly missed by her loving husband of sixty-two years, Bill Aldridge of Aspen Creek in Troy; daughter and son in law, LaDonna and Donnie Chandler of Collinsville; granddaughter, Whitney (Aaron) Baker of Troy; great-granddaughter, Nora Lee Baker; numerous nieces and nephews; extended family members and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John, Harold and Bill Forrest; two sisters, Velma Hayes and Roberta Rendleman.

       Barbara was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a member of Galilee Baptist Church in Wolf Lake for many years.

       Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Kathleen Aldridge will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 25, 2016 in the Jonesboro Cemetery with Deacon Donnie Chandler officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Memorial contributions are preferred to be made to Heartland Hospice in Fairview Heights. Envelopes will be available at the cemetery and the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home.

 

Barbara Kathleen Aldridge of Troy, Illinois, DOB Unk. – November 22, 2016

Iretha “Rease” Lynn Bible of Olmsted, Illinois, March 16, 1961 – November 21, 2016

Ms. Iretha “Rease” (Carmack) Bible, age 55 of Olmsted, died Monday, November 21, 2016 in Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born March 16, 1961 in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of William Albert and Annie (Gosling) Turner. She married Mark Bible in Wickliffe, KY and preceded her in death.

        Iretha is survived by her mother, Annie (Gosling) Turner; four children, Ralph Carmack of Cobden, Bobby Carmack of Anna, Arica Carmack of Olmsted and Melissa Carmack of Metropolis; one brother, Albert Carmack of Edwards, MO; one sister, Tammy Carmack of AR; eleven grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.

        Iretha will be missed by her caring family and all of those who loved her.

        Funeral Services for Ms. Iretha “Rease” (Carmack) Bible will be at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 28, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Bobby Richardson officiating.  Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery.  Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 28, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Iretha Lynn Bible of Olmsted, Illinois, March 16, 1961 – November 21, 2016

Dorothy Spurlock of Anna, Illinois, March 28, 1931 – November 17, 2016

     Mrs. Dorothy Spurlock, age 85 of Anna, died at 6:49 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born March 28, 1931 in Union County, the daughter of Clarence and Nora (Dover) Hinkle. She married Roy Pitts on March 16, 1952 in Cobden. Roy preceded her in death on November 26, 1994. She later married George Spurlock on October 17, 1998 in Anna. George preceded her in death on May 11, 2013.

     Dorothy is survived by her foster daughter, Cheryl (Simpkins) Taylor and husband Richard Taylor of Christopher; cousins, other relatives and friends; She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; one brother, Frances “Sonny” Hinkle.

     Dorothy was a member of Landmark Pentecostal Church for many years. For the last several years she attended the Apostolic Faith Tabernacle Church in Jonesboro. She worked with her parents at Hinkles Grocery Store.

     Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Spurlock will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Mark Goins officiating. Interment will be in Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, November 21, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Jerry W. Tripp of Anna, Illinois, December 21, 1953 – November 17, 2016

Mr. Jerry W. Tripp, age 62 of Anna, died Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born December 21, 1953 in Anna, the son of Ernest and Susie Isabel (Earnhart) Tripp. He married Jerry Lynn Clay on December 27, 2009 in Royalton.

        Jerry W. is survived by his wife, Jerry Lynn Tripp of Anna; three children, Chad Childers of Port Orford, OR, Amber Tripp of Marseilles, and Tristan (Ashley) Tripp of Carterville; three grandchildren, Lane Childers, Landon Childers and Tenzly Tripp; two sisters, Janet (Don) Verble of Jonesboro, and Betty Jane Lorton of South Bend, IN; two brothers, Tom (Carolyn) Tripp of Anna, and Gary (Darlene) Tripp of Houston, TX; sister in law, Carlene Tripp of Anna; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Don Tripp.

        Jerry W. was a member of the Anna First Baptist Church. He worked construction for many years. He was a wonderful husband , he loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and fishing in his spare time.

        Funeral services for Mr. Jerry W. Tripp will be at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home Funeral Home in Anna with Rev. Les Sinks officiating. Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. and until the service hour at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to his wife, Jerry Lynn. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Mable Aline Russell of McAllen, TX, December 1, 1921 – November 14, 2016

 Mable Russell went to be with the Lord and her beloved husband, Victor at 3:45 p.m. Monday, November 14, 2016, in Paxvilla Hospice in McAllen, TX.  She was born Mabel Aline Davis in Elvira, IL the daughter of Alexander Benjamin Davis and Mary Jane “Polly” Burklow Davis.  She loved school and wanted to be a teacher, until she met the love of her life Ernest Victor Russell and married on June 6, 1938.  Once married, they worked side by side in the farming, trucking and produce industries.

           When she wasn’t keeping the books for the businesses, Mable loved music, cooking and children.  As a member of First Baptist Church of Anna, IL, she served at Sunday School playing music for the 5 and 6 year olds.  She loved teaching children about the Lord and singing his praises.  She followed Victor to McAllen, TX in 1968 and became a member of Calvary Baptist Church.  She again served the Lord in song playing the piano for her Sunday School class.

          Mable and Victor were avid travelers.  More than once, they travelled from McAllen to Alaska in their Winnebago.  As Winnebago club members, they travelled all over the United States and Mable always had a piano/keyboard or guitar available to help get the music going.

  Most of all, Mable loved and enjoyed her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.  Mable is survived by her children, Donald (Ruth Ann) Russell of Mission, TX; Betty (Gerald) Brown of Jonesboro, IL; and Robert (Brenda) Russell of Mission, TX.  Nine grandchildren:  Donna (Dale) Mason of McAllen, TX; Janice (Doug) Flores of Plano, TX; Kim (Bryan) Bartruff of Jonesboro, IL; Gina Thornbrough of Magnolia, TX; Todd Brown of Jonesboro, IL; Shannon Russell Fernandez of Katy, TX; Ashley (Trey) Hood of Athens, GA; Tim Brown of Jonesboro, IL; Robert Brady (Heather) Russell of Tampa, FL; twenty-two Great Grandchildren and four great-great Grandsons.   She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ernest Victor Russell; infant son, Willie Ernest Russell; brothers, Austin Davis; Dennis Wendell Davis; and sisters, Bessie Davis; Eva V. Davis Stokes; Mary L. Davis Landis; and Elva Mae “Pete” Davis Manus.
 

          This beautiful lady will be missed by all who knew and loved her.  Her Great Grand-Daughter said it best every time she was leaving the house, “I’ll Love You More Tomorrow Than I Do Today” and Mable would repeat the phrase back to her with a big smile.

                 Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Bill Littrell officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 19, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Roy Wallace Frick of Anna, Illinois, May 29, 1939 – November 15, 2016

Mr. Roy Wallace Frick, age 77 of Anna, passed away at 3:47 a.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born May 21, 1939 in Jonesboro, the son of Homer and Carrie Ethel (Earnhat) Frick. He married Patricia Joan Vaughn on September 24, 1960 in Anna. She preceded him in death on October 20, 2001.

        Roy is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Scott) Lemon of Midlothian, TX; step-sons, Rodney Peeler of Bonham, TX, and Michael Peeler of Evansville, IN; two grandchildren, Brayden Lemon of Midlothian, TX and Katy Peeler of Nacogdoches, TX; niece, Rita Kelley of St. Louis, MO; nephew, Clifford D. Frick of Jonesboro; sisters in law, Barbara (Charles) Hileman of Evansville, IN and Audrey Webb of Orange, CA; friend and caregiver, Imogene (Schlenker) Rodgers. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia Joan Frick; brother Earl Frick and sister in law, Mary Lou Frick.

        Roy graduated from Anna-Jonesboro High School in 1957. He earned his Electronics Degree in 1992. He spent many years repairing televisions and assorted electronics. He enjoyed music and all things electronic.

        Roy worked for Florshiem Shoe Company for thirty seven years. He was President of the Union which included Boot and Shoe Workers Union, Retail Clerks and United Food and Commercial Worker Union over a thirty year span. Roy served as camp secretary for Modern Woodmen from 1964 to 1984. He was awarded the Community Service Award from Modern Woodmen in 1998. 

        Funeral services for Mr. Roy Wallace Frick will be at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 21, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Randy Wheaton and Paul Tirey officiating. Interment will be in the Casper Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 21, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Roy Wallace Frick of Anna, Illinois, May 21, 1940 – November 15, 2016

     Mr. Roy Wallace Frick, age 77 of Anna, passed away at 3:47 a.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born May 21, 1939 in Jonesboro, the son of Homer and Carrie Ethel (Earnhart) Frick. He married Patricia Joan Vaughn on September 24, 1960 in Anna. She preceded him in death on October 20, 2001.

        Roy is survived by his daughter, Lisa (Scott) Lemon of Midlothian, TX; step-sons, Rodney Peeler of Bonham, TX, and Michael Peeler of Evansville, IN; two grandchildren, Brayden Lemon of Midlothian, TX and Katy Peeler of Nacogdoches, TX; niece, Rita Kelley of St. Louis, MO; nephew, Clifford D. Frick of Jonesboro; sisters in law, Barbara (Charles) Hileman of Evansville, IN and Audrey Webb of Orange, CA; friend and caregiver, Imogene (Schlenker) Rodgers. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Patricia Joan Frick; brother Earl Frick and sister in law, Mary Lou Frick.

        Roy graduated from Anna-Jonesboro High School in 1957. He earned his Electronics Degree in 1992. He spent many years repairing televisions and assorted electronics. He enjoyed music and all things electronic.

        Roy worked for Florshiem Shoe Company for thirty seven years. He was President of the Union which included Boot and Shoe Workers Union, Retail Clerks and United Food and Commercial Worker Union over a thirty year span. Roy served as camp secretary for Modern Woodmen from 1964 to 1984. He was awarded the Community Service Award from Modern Woodmen in 1998. 

        Funeral services for Mr. Roy Wallace Frick will be at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 21, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Randy Wheaton and Paul Tirey officiating. Interment will be in the Casper Cemetery. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 12:00 noon on Monday, November 21, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.