Elton Ray “Al” Horne

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Elton Ray “Al” Horne, 81, of Herod, IL died April 30, 2018 in Paducah, KY.
He was born in Waukesha, WI on February 25, 1937 to the late Melvin and Agnes (Butler) Horne. He was an over the road truck driver, driving for Fleming Foods. He was in the National Guard.
He is survived by his wife, Vickie Horne, of Herod, IL; his sons, James (Katie) Horne, Andrew (Christine) Horne, Carl (Renee) Horne, Steven (Lisa) Horne and Bryan Wiley; and his daughters, Anne (Dave) Rodriguez and Tiffany Wiley. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Adam Laven, Amy Laven, Matthew Horne, Nicole Horne, Josh Horne, Hope Horne and Sara Rodriguez; brother, David (Mary Beth) Horne; and a sister, Ida (Leroy) Anderson.
He was preceded in death by eight brothers.
As per his request, his body has been cremated. Watson Funeral Home, Eldorado, IL is in charge of arrangements. A celebration of his life will be celebrated, Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Good Hope Baptist Church at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Marshall Glover officiating.

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Aaron Eugene Riggs

Aaron Eugene Riggs, 74, of Elizabethtown, IL died on May 3, 2018 at Hardin County General Hospital. He was born on March 17, 1944 to Noah and Veldine Riggs in Rosiclare, IL.
Eugene is survived by his wife, Sharon Riggs of Elizabethtown, IL; daughters, Dana (Michael) Ledford of Princeton, IN and LeAndra (Mark) of Buffalo, TX; mother, Veldine Vernice Riggs of Elizabethtown, IL; two grandsons, Aaron and Zachary Ledford of Princeton, IN, and sister, Sharon Pennell of Marion, IL.
He was preceded in death by his father Noah Franklin Riggs.
Hardin County Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. A Service was held at Peters Creek Church on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Family will receive visitors at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Rev. Dean West officiated. Burial followed at Peters Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Peters Creek Cemetery fund.

Obituary of Donald Steven Lane

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Donald Steven Lane was born December 20, 1957 to Alfreda “Milligan” and James Robert “Jim Bob” Lane in Rosiclare Illinois. Steve was a truck driver and traveled all over the U.S.A. He finally gave up traveling and settled in Phoenix, Arizona where he died April 1, 2018.
All grandparents; parents; brothers, Jim Cravens, Larry “Hondo” Lane, and Bobby Burklow; and brother-in-law, Nolan Mathews, preceded him in death.
He is survived by sisters, Susie Cravens, Mary Mathews, and Lisa (Lou) Terry; nephews, Larry Deneen (April) Mathews, Steven Mark Mathews, Bobby Cravens; nieces, Cheri Gualt and Jessie Stunson; great-nephew, Kody Mathews; great-niece, Jaytan Mathews, grand-niece, Nolan Mae; aunts, Velma Jenkins, Opal (Ted) Webster, Faye Stacey, and Barb Lane; along with other family and friends.
Thank you to Aly Funeral Home for you assistance.

Charles E. Krug

Charles E. Krug, 79, of Harrisburg, IL, formerly of Hardin County, died on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Harrisburg Medical Center. He was retired from the United States Army after serving 15 years and 4 months.
He was an active member of the NRA, National Sheriff’s Association as well as many other charitable organizations. He was also a proud supporter of the blue line and all fallen heroes.
Survivors include his children, Tammy Church of Missouri, Roy Church of Harrisburg, IL, Andy Church of Harrisburg, IL and Jerry Church of Rosiclare, IL; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Francis Krug; and parents, Casper E. and Viola Mary Ann Krug.
Services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Tuesday May 8, 2018 at Hardin County Funeral Service, Cox Chapel, in Rosiclare, IL with interment in Peters Creek Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 11 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.
Military rites will be provided by Paul C. Rowan American Legion Post #571 on Tuesday.

Fairy June Jackson

Fairy June Jackson, 83, of Rosiclare, IL died on May 2, 2018. June was born on March 17, 1935 to the late Clarence and Gypsy Rose. June married Bobby Gene Jackson on December 20, 1950.
Surviving are her children, Sam (Denise) Jackson of Huntsville, AL, Larry (Loree) Jackson of Albuquergee, NM, Bill (Vicki) Jackson of Rosiclare, IL, Sandy (Frank) Cash of Paducah, KY, Debbie (Roger) Lamm of Rosiclare, IL, Judi (Mike) Hughes of Golconda, IL; brothers, Skip Rose of Bethalto, IL and John Rose of Tucson, AZ; sister, Catheryn Partain of Indiana; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; special friends, Bessie Stone, Betty Todd, Ardeth Mason, and Mary Ann Goolsby.
June is preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Gypsy Rose; husband, Bobby Gene Jackson; son, Danny Jackson; brothers, Brannon Rose, Fayne Rose, Troy Rose, James Rose, and Don Rose; sisters, Elizabeth Edwards, Gay Gibbs, and Fayann Rose.
Per June’s wishes, she will be cremated, and a small Memorial Service will be held at the cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Hardin County General Hospital.

Betty J. Shonkwiler

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Betty J. Shonkwiler, 83 of Flower Mound, TX and Bartonville, IL died on Monday, April 23, 2018 at the home of her daughter. Betty was born October 5, 1934 to Troy and Georgia Bayne. Betty married John Shonkwiler on October 29,1976.
Betty is survived by her two daughters, Susan (James) Bond of Mckinney, TX and Michele (Kim) Jentsch of Flower Mound, TX; sister, Bonnie (Doc) Yeley of Bartonville, IL; and three grandchildren, Cameron, Morgen, and Landon.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Troy and Georgia Bayne; husband, John Shonkwiler; and brother, Don Bayne.
Burial was in Hall Cemetery, at Lewisville, TX, on Friday, April 27, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Hardin County General Hospital and Clinic celebrates 60 years of service with Open House and Health Fair Tuesday

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Hardin County General Hospital and Clinic is holding an Open House and Health Fair on Tuesday, May 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the hospital’s newly renovated back wing.
The following vendors are confirmed at this time: Egyptian, Harrisburg, and Addus Home Health Agencies, Medicine Shoppe, Integrated Health, Shawnee Development, Guardian Family, Carrier Mills Rehab and Nursing, Shawnee Alliance, Family Counseling, Rides Mass Transit, AFLAC, Rosiclare Rehab, Hardin County Housing Authority, New Vision, and Prevent Child Abuse Illinois.
The Open House and Health Fair is being held in conjunction with National Hospital Week and Hardin County General Hospital’s 60th anniversary celebration. Hardin County General Hospital opened in 1958 replacing an aging two story structure downtown.
Hardin County General Hospital and Clinic is celebrating 60 years of Caring for Your Family with Our Family.

Physicians who have practiced since 1958:
Dr. Duffey, Dr. Tuttle, Dr. Jankus, Dr. Goldstein, Dr. Hyatt, Dr. Rosenbaum, Dr. Villasenor, Dr. Villanuaeva, Dr. Mitchell, Dr. Orduna, Dr. Cameron, Dr. Arcuino, Dr. McGue, Dr. Ylitalo, Dr. Ewell, Dr. Warren, Dr. Lim, Dr. Holt, Dr. N.Chiranand, Dr. W. Chiranand, Dr. Quarishi, Dr. Archbold, Dr. Sunga, Dr. Peri, Dr. Zalenski, Dr. Djurovic, Dr. Abdo, Dr. Pepito, Dr. Gregario, Dr. Chatto, Dr. Enad, Dr. Bose, Dr. Youseff, Dr. Birch, Dr. Bonnaig, Dr. Hastie

Current Medical
Dr. Sunga, MD; Dr. Chatto, MD; Dr. Hastie, MD; Pam Atkinson, FNP-BC; Amber Frailey, ANP; Cheryl Hicks, APN

Dr. John Duffey, 1957 – 1971
Loetta Allen, 1971 – 1974
Ben Felton, 1974 – 1981
Roby Williams, 1981 – Present

Rita Kay Peyton

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Rita Kay Peyton, 73, of Herod, IL died Friday, April 27, 2018. Rita was born July 22, 1944 in Harrisburg, Illinois to the late Wesley and Hazel (Kaegi) McDermott. Rita worked for ScotLad in Eldorado and later at Family Counseling Center in Golconda. She was a member of the Bethany General Baptist Church in Herod.
She is survived by four children: Andy Wajvoda of IA, Kelly (Rick) Wilson of Eldorado, Robin (Eric) Edmister of Marion, Erin (Dan) Silanskis of Hendersonville, TN; a brother, Allen (Wanda Hohimer) McDermott of Cave-in-Rock; grandchildren, Jessica (Anthony); Hudson, Blake Wajvoda, Britney Wajvoda, Cord Edmister, Ian Edmister, Colin Edmister, Jackson Silanskis, and Madelyn Silanskis; great-grandson, Gabriel Hudson; and longtime friend, Nancy Nelson.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Rita’s home with Pastor Stan Pennell officiating. A Celebration Gathering will follow at 5:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethany General Baptist Church. Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family via the website http://www.colonialterracefuneralhome.com.

William C. “Bill” Fox

William C. “Bill” Fox, 83, of Marion, KY. died Sunday April 29, 2018 at Crittenden Health Systems. He was a member and Deacon of Marion Baptist Church, multiple Past Master of Bigham Lodge No. 256, owner of Henry and Henry Monument Company, and Chairman of the Marion Cemetery Association for many years.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Joan Henry Fox of Marion, KY; daughter, Dianne (Virgil) Newcom of Marion, KY; son, Wm. A. “Billy” (Charlotte) Fox of Marion, KY; grandchildren, Perry (Tina) Newcom of Marion, KY, Angie (Randy) Head of Henderson, KY, Julia (Tim) Dean of Ithaca, NY, Mandy (Kent) Curnel of Marion, KY, and Abby Fox of Marion, KY.; seven great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; brother, Jimmy (Jennifer) Fox of Paducah, KY; sister, Elizabeth Campbell of Kissimmee, FL; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Collin Fox and Edith Winters Fox Russell; brothers, Tommy and Doug Fox and sister, Lois Hicks.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Gilbert Funeral Home in Marion, KY. with interment in Mapleview Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home.
Masonic Rites will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Marion Cemetery Association, Marion Baptist Church, Bigham Lodge 256 or the charity of your choice.

Obituary of Hershel Foster Oxford

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Hershel Foster Oxford, 91, of Rockford, departed this earthly life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. He was the second son of Herbert Gordon and Opal (Foster) Oxford, born on December 7, 1926 at Cave-In-Rock, IL.
He graduated from Cave-In-Rock Grade and High School and also from Southern Illinois University in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and his Masters Degree in Supervision in 1959.
Hershel was inducted into the U.S. Army in April, 1945 and served 19 months in the Occupation Troops with about one year in Japan, chiefly in Yokahoma, Toyko and Shiga Heights Ski Resort.
He married Marjorie Hoover on January 1, 1948 in Morganfield, KY and two daughters were born to this union, Sheila Diane and Cindi.
Hershel accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in March, 1953 at First Baptist Church, Cave-In-Rock, and was ordained as a deacon in 1954. He was a member of North Love Baptist Church in Rockford. Hershel devoted 36 years of his life to education.
He taught 11 years in his hometown, 14 years at Blue Mound-Boody, 3 years at Morrison, 1 year as Principal and Superintendent of Decatur Christian School and 7 years at Equality, serving as High School Principal and Superintendent. He retired on July 1, 1984.
He served as Mayor of his hometown from 1989-1994 when he resigned to retire in The Villages of Lady Lake, FL from 1994-2003. In 2003 he moved to Rockford where his daughter, Sheila lives.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; daughters, Sheila (Leon) Wellwood of Rockford and Cindi (Bill) Brehm of Decatur; grandchildren, Brett (Laura) Wellwood and their daughters, Abby and Kelsy, of Rockford; Bryan Wellwood and his daughter, Brooke, and son, Brandt Foster of Rockford; Kelly (Jeff) Wagoner and their daughter, Jayci, of Ft. Worth, TX; and Jennifer (Joe) Skelley and their daughter, Madison and son, Tyler Joseph, of Decatur.
He was predeceased by his parents and brothers, Herb, Jr. and James Deneen.
A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m. with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until the service on Monday, April 23, 2018 in Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory-Mulford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, Loves Park. Burial was in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to North Love Baptist Church or Northern Illinois Hospice.

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