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Jason Michael Jauch of Springfield, Illinois died on April 25, 2016

Stevan H. Knavel of Anna, Illinois died on April 29, 2016

Berry Sharp of Dongola, Illinois died on May 1, 2016


Stevan H. Knavel of Anna, Illinois, January 29, 1954 – April 29, 2016

 

 

          Mr. Stevan Knavel, age 62 of Anna, died at 11:55 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 in the Union County Hospital.  He was born on January 29, 1954 in Denver, CO the son of Leroy and Ruth (French) Knavel.

           Stevan is survived by one brother, Christopher Knavel; one sister, Lisa Jo Briggs and his family and friends at Choate Mental Health and Development Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

           Services will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday, May 5, 2016 in the Choate Chapel with Dee Armes officiating.  Internment in the Choate Cemetery.  Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna are in charge of arrangements.

Berry Sharp of Dongola, Illinois, June 25, 1963 – May 1, 2016

         Mr. Berry Sharp, age 52 of Dongola, died at 8:59 a.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016 in Baptist Health in Paducah, KY. He was born June 25, 1963 the son of Joe Cephis and Gloria Joann (Moad) Sharp.

         Berry is survived by his mother, Gloria Joann Sharp of Cobden; wife, Christine Sharp of Dongola; daughter, Crystal (Bryan) Pulliam of Carbondale; step-children, Stephanie (Mike) Bohnert of Perryville, MO., Karen Teague of Jackson, MO; grandchildren, Brittney (Christopher McGraw) Pulliam, Nathan Pulliam, Morgan Pulliam; step-grandchildren, Damien McAlister, Sierra McAlister, and Jayden Smith; great-grandchild, Bently McGraw; dear friend, Billie Wyant of Dongola and her children, Colten, Terry and Erin; two brothers, Terry Sharp of Granite City, and Harold Sharp of Cobden; nieces and nephews, Melissa (Jason) Peach, Kristen Apponey, Andrew Sharp (Kristy Holder), Amy Jo (Kevin) Beagle; great nieces and nephews, Ryan, Savannah, Caroline, and Haley. He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Cephis Sharp.

         Berry worked for Florsheim Shoe Company for many years and later for the Village of Dongola.

         Funeral services for Mr. Berry Sharp will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Jeff Starr officiating. Friends may call after 12:00 noon and until the service hour at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

Jason Michael Jauch of Springfield, Illinois, June 30, 1978 – April 25, 2016

 

 

Mr. Jason Michael Jauch, age 37 of Springfield, IL, formerly of West Frankfort, died at 8:21 a.m. Monday, April 25, 2016 in the St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born June 30, 1978 in Mendota, the son of Brad and Gail (LaShonce) Jauch. He married Shannon Holbrook on August 16, 2008 in Carbondale.

 

        Jason is survived by his loving wife, Shannon Jauch of Springfield; daughter Chloe Holbrook and son Briar Jauch; step-children, Chelsy Buckner, Brock (Alexa) Buckner, Brennan Buckner, Kierra Winkeler, and Kaylee Winkeler; parents, Brad and Gail Jauch of Creal Springs; brother, Adam Jauch of Texas; sister, Samantha Peas of San Antonio, Texas; mother in law, Dianna Holbrook Morrison of Anna;  other relatives and many friends.

 

        Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Pastor Dennis Scoville officiating. Interment will be in the Cobden Cemetery. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to his children. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.

Clay Coleman Ramsey of Marion, Illinois, November 12, 1930 – April 17, 2016

 

 

Mr. Clay Coleman Ramsey, age 85 of Marion, formerly of Jonesboro, died at 3:27 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2016 in Parkway Manor in Marion. He was born November 12, 1930 in Truman, AR., the son of Henry and Vina (White) Ramsey.

 

        Clay is survived by his son, Steve Ramsey of Jonesboro; daughter, Michelle Kell of Alto Pass; two step daughters, Sondra Craig of Anna and Melodie Cast of Cobden; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Ramsey of Salem; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Michael Clay Ramsey, one brother, Junior Ramsey and one sister, Nancy Rodgers.

 

        Clay was a heavy equipment operator and member of Local 318 Operating Engineers for many years. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.

 

        Funeral services for Mr. Clay Coleman Ramsey will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro with Rev. Robert Nolen officiating. Interment will be in the Jonesboro Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. and the Illinois Army National Guard Military Honors Team of Marion. Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. honor guard team. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.

 

 

Clay Coleman Ramsey of Jonesboro, Illinois, November 12, 1930 – April 17, 2016

William R. “Bill” Farris of Anna, Illinois, August 15, 1954 – April 16, 2016

        Mr. William R. “Bill” Farris, age 61 of Anna, died at 9:50 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at his home. He was born August 15, 1954 in Anna, the son of Fred Chester and Jeanette (Boshera) Farris. He married Phrae Khotsuwan.

        Bill is survived by his loving wife, Phrae of Anna; father and mother in law, Boonlian and Srisamai Khotsuwan of Thailand; brothers and sister, Dale (Sharon) Farris of Dongola, Mary (James) Bloodworth of Dongola, Fred (Debi) Farris of Cape Girardeau, and Jerry (April) Farris of Jonesboro; several nieces and nephews; a host of other loved ones and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Samuel Lee Farris.

        Bill worked for Bunny Bread Bakery in Anna for many years. He graduated from the Culinary Academy in San Francisco, CA. He owned and operated and was Chef of Bistro 51 in Carbondale for many years. He later worked for KBR in Houston, TX, where his work took him to Iraq for several years. Bill touched many lives throughout our community, he will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

      Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2016 in the Anna First Baptist Church with Rev. Cliff Perry and Rev. Les Sinks officiating. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. and until the service hour at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2016 in the First Baptist Church in Anna. Memorial contributions may be made to Bill’s wife, Phrae Khotsuwan. Envelopes will be available at the Church and the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home.

Danny M Corzine of Murphysboro, Illinois, March 28, 1952 – April 16, 2016

 

    Mr. Danny M. Corzine, age 64 of Murphysboro, formerly of Godfrey, died at 10:41 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born March 28, 1952 in Anna, the son of Billy Myron and Glenda (Henderson) Corzine.

  Danny is survived by his mother, Glenda (Ken) Smith of Jonesboro; dear friend, Steve Res of Murphysboro; other relatives and friends. Danny was preceded in death by his father.

   Danny worked as a Nurse Anesthetist at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. He loved cooking and entertaining. The two joy’s of his life were his beloved  Molly and Teddy.

     Memorial services for Danny Corzine will be held privately for the family at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Animal Shelter in Murphysboro. Envelopes will be available in the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home

James Donald Willyerd Sr. of O’Fallon, August 31, 1934 – April 13, 2016

     Mr. James D. Willyerd Sr., age 81 of O’Fallon, formerly of Jonesboro died at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2016 in the St. Paul’s Senior Community in Belleville, IL. He was born August 31, 1934 in Jonesboro, the son of Louis Gene and Vivian Willyerd. He married Simone Scouse.

     James is survived by his wife, Simone Willyerd of O’Fallon; five children, James Willyerd Jr. of O’Fallon, Patricia (Eric) Williams of Collinsville, Greg Willyerd of O’Fallon, Carolyn Willyerd of Shiloh, and Louis Willyerd of Missouri; two grandchildren, Tanya Willyerd and Angie Willyerd; one great-grandchild, Bill Willyerd; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, George Willyerd.

     James proudly served his country in the United States Army and was retired from the Air Force as a Supply Sgt., after twenty six years of service.

     Graveside funeral services for Mr. James D. Willyerd Sr. will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 in the Casper Cemetery with Rev. Jonathan Whitley officiating. Interment will be in the Casper Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the V.F.W. in Anna. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery.

Kathleen Dunkin of Makanda, Illinois, June 23, 1945 – April 5, 2016

          Mrs. Kathleen Dunkin, age 70 of Makanda, died at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  She was born on June 23, 1945 in Boston, MA the daughter of Clarence W. and Helen (Bill) Vines.  She married Paul Dunkin.

      Kathleen is survived by her husband, Paul Dunkin of Makanda; three sons, David Wayne Dunkin of Goodman, MO, Paul Warren Dunkin of Bolivar, MO, Rodney Eugene Dunkin of Seneca, MO; one daughter, Denise Schuetz of Makanda; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Smitchell of Texas, and Syndey Smitchell of Massachusetts and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 Services will be held privately for the family.  Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna are in charge of arrangements.

Kathleen Pearl Dunkin of Makanda, Illinois, June 23, 1945 – April 5, 2016

          Mrs. Kathleen Dunkin, age 70 of Makanda, died at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  She was born on June 23, 1945 in Boston, MA the daughter of Clarence W. and Helen (Bill) Vines.  She married Paul Dunkin. 

     Kathleen is survived by her husband, Paul Dunkin of Makanda; three sons, David Wayne Dunkin of Goodman, MO, Paul Warren Dunkin of Bolivar, MO, Rodney Eugene Dunkin of Seneca, MO; one daughter, Denise Schuetz of Makanda; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Smitchell of Texas, and Syndey Smitchell of Massachusetts and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

     Services will be held privately for the family.  Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna are in charge of arrangements.