Mrs. Dorothy Barnerd, 97, of Elizabethtown, IL passed away at her home on Sunday, October 18, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on July 3, 1918 to the late Thomas A. Angleton and Ida Jenkins Angleton in the Yellow Springs community of Hardin County. On February 2, 1935, she married the love of her life, Phillip Troy Barnerd. They would share 72 years of marriage together. Mrs. Barnerd was a homemaker and a loving mother. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Bethel College in Mickenzie, Tennessee and taught school for 21 years in the Hardin County School District before retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Peter’s Creek Baptist Church and for many years served on the Hardin County Election Board. In her younger years she enjoyed playing the piano and organ. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy and Taze Lofton of Henderson, TN; son, Thomas H. and Sandy Barnerd of Elizabethtown, IL; grandchildren, Kermit and Debbie Lofton Jr., Spence and Julia Lofton, Heather Barnerd, Jennifer and Kevin Fuller; great-grandchildren, Cassie and Jordan Dunstan, Gage Fuller, Drew Lofton, Alex Lofton, Spencer Lofton, and Paige Lofton; and great-great-grandson, Thomas “Catlin” Dunstan. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of former students and friends. She also leaves behind her beloved and devoted Persian cat, Morris. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Troy; grandson, Heath Barnerd; brothers, Millard Angleton and Blueford Womack.
Richard Robert Flanery, Jr. “Dick”, 83, of Wheelersburg, Virginia died Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at SOMC Hospice in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was born September 23, 1932 in Norfolk, Nebraska to the late Richard Robert Flanery, Sr. and Beulah Throgmorton Flanery. He graduated from the University of Nebraska with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1957; he was a Marine Corp veteran of the Korean Conflict; he retired in October 1996 from Aristech Chemical Corporation as Manager Administration & Production Planning; a member of Wheelersburg United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Joan Cochran Flanery whom he married June 12, 1954 in Rosiclare, Illinois; two daughters, Cheryl (Dave) Bennett and Mary (Mark) Hoover; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday, October 12, 2015 at Wheelersburg United Methodist Church where Pastor Perry Prosch officiated with interment following in Memorial Burial Park. Arrangements were under the direction of the Harrison-Pyles Funeral Home in Wheelersburg.
July 12, 1920 – October 21, 2015 — Glenn W. Gintert, age 95, of Crown Point, IN passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Glenn is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years: Roberta, known as “Grandma Bobbie”; loving daughter: Linda (Greg) Armstrong of Crown Point, IN; and four grandchildren. All will miss sharing their love, lives and stories over special Sunday meals with “Grandpa Glenn”. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clyde E. and Ethel M. Gintert of Karbers Ridge, IL; daughter, Nancy A. Gintert; and son, Glenn R. Gintert. Glenn owned and operated Wilco Foods for 50 years – with locations in Miller, Lowell, Cedar Lake, Rensselaer and Crown Point, Indiana, in addition to a 25 year career with the Kroger Company. He was an accomplished businessman who had a unique ability to balance his strong work ethic with great caring and genuine appreciation for the hard work of others. During his business career, Glenn served on board of directors for Central Grocers, the Advisory Board of Bank of Indiana, was a member of the Exchange Club in Miller, IN and was a Orak Shriner for 50 years. Glenn proudly served his country during WWII from 1942-1945 with the U.S. Army – Company B – 8th Armored Infantry Battalion, 20th Armored Division in Europe. In 1988 Glenn’s Company received special recognition from the Veterans Memorial Committee for their participation in the liberation of Dachau. Just this year, Glenn was thrilled to lead the welcome home parade at Midway Airport for “Honor Flight Chicago”. Friends visited with the family on Monday, October 26, 2015 at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave./South St., Crown Point, IN 46307 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. The memorial service was at 6:00 p.m. Rev. Cory Wielert officiated the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to: The Crown Point Community Foundation or to Lutheran Life Communities Foundation.
Jared Lee Hoke, 36, of Herod, IL died Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at Carbondale Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include his father, Gaylon Hoke of Herod, IL; sisters, Vicky (Todd) Gourley of Evansville, IN and Kelly (David) Clark of Champaign, IL; nephews, Blake and Brock Gourley of Evansville, IN and Nathan and Jacob Clark of Champaign, IL.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Lee Hoke.
Per Jared’s wishes a private graveside service will be held at a later date. Hardin County Funeral Services in Rosiclare, IL is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK. 73123.
By Jennifer Lane
Hardin County Independent
Mothers, fathers, family and friends in the community gathered together for a walk to remember babies that were lost too soon. The memorial walk named, “A Walk With Angels” organized by Nancy Andrade, began last Thursday at the Rosiclare City Park. Thursday was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Nancy Andrade and fiancé Jarod Hall, of Elizabethtown, IL, lost their baby boy Hunter Hall too soon. Hunter was born on April 22, 2015 with a heart defect and unexpectedly died at home when he was only 20 days old. It was a very hard time for the family. Trying to find comfort, Andrade read a book from a foundation named “Hayden’s Heart” that was sent to her in the mail. She learned how important it is to square away a special time to celebrate the child each year, because families like hers miss out on those special holidays and milestones that are celebrated for a child each year as he or she grows. Andrade decided to plan a walk to remember her baby and was surprised at how many others were going through the same thing that she was. She imagined that it would only be herself and her family who would walk, but it turned into something much bigger and more meaningful than she imagined. Andrade is not originally from this area and she is not known by many, but over 100 people joined her at the park to honor over 30 babies who were lost too soon due to miscarriage, stillbirth, illness or other issues. “It was so nice to see all who participated, but hard to look at how many people are going through our same experience” said Andrade. “It saddens our hearts.” Before the walk began, participants had fellowship and shared stories about their babies at a shelter in the park. Participants wore shirts that were previously ordered and some had the names of their babies printed on the back. The group gathered for prayer and then took a walk on a marked route through part of the town. Along the route, pink and blue balloons were attached to signs giving facts about infant and pregnancy loss. Other signs shared thoughts reflecting the loss families go through. Along the route the First Christian had a refreshment and rest station to show its support. When the group returned from the walk, participants were given sky lanterns and markers. They were encouraged to write messages to their babies on the lanterns. At approximately 7:00 p.m. the group had grown to even more participants and convened near the river to have a moment of silence before letting the sky lanterns go into the night’s sky. Participant Laurita Stanford Moore lost her baby, Jason Anthony Jones, when he was only 19 months old, 26 years ago. She said that back then when people lost a babies, it was expected that they just go through it and move on. Now, there is more support for infant awareness and loss. Moore was happy to see this event take place. She feels that it is important for those to have that special time to share things about their babies. It also gives them a chance to be supportive to those going through similar experiences. Moore knew Andrade through church and was able to be there and give her family support during the loss of baby Hunter. Moore was surprised by the turn out. She hopes to see this event annually with even more community support. “Everyone’s situation with their baby is different, but we are all sharing the same emotion,” said Moore. “Anyone can sympathize for this loss, but once you’ve gone through it then you can empathize.” Andrade and her fiancé Hall collected a $1 walk fee, sold refreshments and collected donations to go to the newly formed Hunter Hall Foundation in memory of their baby. This foundation was created to help families financially with pregnancy or infant loss funeral expenses. Andrade was surprised by the generous amount that was raised at this event. She plans for this to be an annual walk and hopes more will come next year. Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day is October 15th each year. For more information visit the group’s Facebook page: “A walk with Angels” or write to Nancy at Nancy Andrade, R.R. 2, Box 223, Elizabethtown, IL 62931.
Shirley Ralph, age 77, of Carrier Mills, formerly of Elizabethtown, died October 20, 2015 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, IL. Arrangements are pending at Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville, IL.
Dorothy Barnerd, 97, of Elizabethtown, IL died Sunday, October 18, 2015 at her home. She was born on July 3, 1918 to the late Thomas A. Angleton and Ida Jenkins Angleton in the Yellow Springs community of Hardin County. On February 2, 1935, she married Phillip Troy Barnerd. They shared 72 years of marriage together. Dorothy was a homemaker and taught school for 21 years in the Hardin County School District before retiring in 1980. She was a member of the Peters Creek Baptist Church and for many years served on the Hardin County Election Board. Survivors include a daughter, Nancy (Taze) Lofton of Henderson, TN; a son, Thomas H. (Sandy) Barnerd of Elizabethtown, IL; grandchildren, Kermit (Debbie) Lofton Jr., Spence (Julia) Lofton, Heather Barnerd, Jennifer (Kevin) Fuller; great-grandchildren, Cassie (Jordan) Dunstan, Gage Fuller, Drew Lofton, Alex Lofton, Spencer Lofton, and Paige Lofton; great-great-grandson, Thomas “Catlin” Dunstan. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Troy; grandson Heath Barnerd; brothers Millard Angleton and Blueford Womack. Hardin County Funeral Services, Cox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. As per her wishes, Mrs. Barnerd will be cremated. A memorial service to commemorate Dorothy and Troy’s life will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. The family asks that memorials be made to the Elizabethtown Empire Cemetery c/o Banterra Bank, Box 186, Elizabethtown, IL 62931.
Vienna, Illinois – Family Counseling Center, Inc. (FCCI) Executive Director, Sherrie L. Crabb, has announced that Senator Gary Forby will tour FCCI’s Autumn Ridge Supportive Living Facility to learn more about how the budget impasse is affecting this facility, others owned by FCCI and the future impact the budget impasse could have on Southern Illinois if it is not resolved soon. Director Crabb testified during an Illinois House of Representatives Committee of the Whole hearing on September 24, 2015 in Springfield in support of SB 2046. This bill contains funding for health and human services that have not been appropriated in FY 2016. “Our agency along with so many other community mental health and substance abuse programs are facing devastating cuts to staff and services and some doors have already been forced to close due to this ongoing budget impasse” Director Crabb explained as she spoke about Delta Center, Inc.’s recent closure in Alexander county. “The capacity to serve the State’s most vulnerable will be dramatically reduced again in Southern Illinois where poverty, unemployment, and lack of resources plaque the area. As the largest community mental health provider in the southern 7 counties, currently serving nearly 1,100 clients, we have begun workforce reductions 35 employees have been either laid off or hours have been reduced.” “We are very concerned, not only for our agency’s survival, but we are very concerned for the individuals who are seeking help and our community that we have been committed to serve. Life saving services, the services that ministered to my success as an adult, should not be sacrificed” she pled in support of SB 2046.
Director Crabb invites the public, stakeholders, and media alike to attend this event with Senator Gary Forby.
Date: Friday, October 16, 2015 Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Autumn Ridge Supportive Living Facility 1000 Galeener Street Vienna, IL 62995
Phone ~ 618-658-2775 Website ~ arlsf.com
Schedule Format: 1. Introduction to FCCI staff. 2. A tour of the facility to allow Senator Gary Forby an opportunity to learn more about clients/residents served and what types of services are offered by FCCI. 3. Discussion about how the budget impasse is affecting FCCI. 4. Questions/Answers for those in attendance regarding the budget impasse and its impact on Southern Illinois.
Glenda Kaye Davis, 51, of Elizabethtown, IL died Monday, October 12, 2015 at Hardin County General Hospital in Rosiclare, IL. She was born on April 6, 1964 in Rosiclare, IL. to Charles Douglas Clark and Elsie Dean Wilbanks. She is survived by a son, Allen Tolbert of Harrisburg, IL.; daughters, Barbara Williams of Elizabethtown, IL., Deborah Wiggins and Rita Harris, both of Eldorado, IL; step daughter, Dauynna Morshe of Elizabethtown; 17 grandchildren; brothers, Charles (Nicole) Clark and Randall Keith (Sheila) Clark. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Joyce Love and Deborah Kline. Hardin County Funeral Services, Cox Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements. As per her wishes, Mrs. Davis will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Ollie James “Jim” Davis, of Eddyville, IL died at his residence on October 10, 2015. He was born in Tolu, KY on August 5, 1946 to Ollie Stewart Davis and Nina (Clark) Davis. He was a retired service technician from Shawnee Communications. He is survived by his girlfriend, Ruth Shreves of Eddyville, IL; daughters, Regina Poindexter of Rosiclare, IL and Kathy (Danny) Barnard of Elizabethtown, IL; and a son, Daren Davis of Rosiclare. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Davis and brother, Franklin Ditterline. Hardin County Funeral Services, Cox Funeral Home, is in charge of arrangements. Services will be held Thursday October 15, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Stone Church Cemetery. Rev. Steve Dunn will officiate the services.