Fond Du Lac, Wi- Timothy James Nance, 37, formerly of Centralia, Il died November 1, 2013 in Fond Du Lac, Wi. He was born February 20, 1976 in Centralia, Il son of Joseph & Dorothy I. Nance. Mr. Nance is survived by his mother Dorothy I. Nance of Centralia, Il; Daughter- Tameka Nance of Fond Du Lac, Wi; Brother- Stephen V. Weathersby & wife Carolyn of Hanies City, Fl; 2 nieces- Ilisha Weathersby & Summer Dabney of Centralia, Il;Nephew- Brian E. Weathersby & wife Latoya of Joliet, Il;Aunts- Lula Crosby & Darlene Wesley;Uncles- Charles Weathersby & wife Mary, Albert Marshall Jr & wife Lillian, & Clifford Marsall & wife Jessica all of Centralia, Il; best friend- Aaron Owens & several cousins & friends. Mr Nance was preceded in death by his father- Joseph Nance Sr, Infant brother- Joseph Nance Jr & aunt- Dolores Gleghorn. Timothy attended Centralia High School. His hobbies were playing darts, cooking, shooting pool & breeding dogs.
Timothy James Nance
Norma Maxine Droege
Norma Maxine Droege, age 84, of Centralia, passed away at 5:00 pm on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
She was born on February 11, 1929 in Jefferson County, IL, the daughter of Glenn & Cora (Timmons) Breeze. Norma married Stanley Droege on October 18, 1952 at Demaree United Methodist Church in Centralia, IL. He still survives in Centralia.
Gladys Marie Norman, age 92, of Centralia, died at 10:05 am on Thursday, November 28, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia.
She was born on March 24, 1921 in Fagus, MO, the daughter of Edward and Nettie Belle (Masterson) Bradley. She married Artie M. Norman on December 21, 1940 in Fagus, MO and he preceded her in death on June 22, 1996.
Mrs. Norman is survived by 3 daughters - Marion White and husband John of Hebron, IL, Sandra Wesner, and Patricia "Pat" Chambers both of Centralia; a daughter in law - Linda Norman of Walnut Hill;
Gladys Marie Norman
Trudy Beatrice Leopold, age 60, formerly of Mt. Vernon, of Centralia, passed away at 2:45 am on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at Mt. Vernon Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
She was born on September 13, 1953 in Granite City, IL, the daughter of Leo Mike & Joy Nadine (Earhardt) Griffin.
Mrs. Leopold is survived by her 2 Daughters- Angela Pierce of Bonnie, Il; Michelle Leopold of Memphis, Tn; Brother- Michael Griffin & wife Denise of Collinsville, Il; Sister- Cindy Griffin of Smithboro, Il; Grandson- Jackson Wilkins of Memphis, Tn
Trudy Beatrice Leopold
Carol Elizabeth "Jett" Organ, age 75, of Odin, passed away at 1:38 pm on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia.
She was born on March 23, 1938 in San Diego, CA, th daughter of Mason Peck Sr. and Irma (Farthing) Jett. She married Billy John Organ and they were later divorced.
Carol is survived by her ex - husband Billy John Organ of Patoka; a son Geoff Organ of Patoka; a brother Mason "Smokey" Jett and wife Barbara of Oklahoma, OK;
Lucille Mays, age 73, of Centralia, died at 8:45 pm on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at her home.
She was born on July 31, 1940 in Centralia, the daughter of Lester and Florence (Robinett) Barbee. Lucille married Larry D. Mays on September 20, 1966 in Vandalia, IL and he survives.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Mays is survived by 2 sons - Larry Allen Mays and wife Margaret of Tamaroa, and Larry Eugene Foutch of Mt. Sterling; 2 daughters - Angela Smith and Troy Evans of Centralia, and Brenda Timmons and Dave Schwartzkopf of Dubois;
Carol Elizabeth "Jett" Organ
Constance Marnell Mayes, 81, died Tuesday afternoon on November 19th, 2013 at Centralia Manor Skilled Nursing Facility in Centralia, Il after an short battle with "Adenocarcinoma / metastisised lung cancer." She was a homemaker; mother; wife; sister and friend to all! She was born in Odin, Il but she lived most of her life away from her beloved hometown. She was baptised and a member of The Christian Church. She is survived by her husband; William Leroy Mayes and they shared 12 wonderful years together and was preceded in death by her first husband of 50 years;
Constance "Marnell" Pursley; Harnden; Mayes
Georgia H. Ferguson, age 92, of Centralia passed away on Friday evening, November 8, 2013 with her family by her side.
She was born on February 18, 1921 in Mt. Vernon, IL, the daughter of Jezhed Hendrew and Mary (Thompson Jr) Hendrew. She married Cicero Ferguson in Centralia, IL in 1946.
Mrs. Ferguson is survived by 2 daughters- Hilda E. Briggs and husband Curtis of Chicago, Dr. Suzette C. Jones and husband Larry of Centralia, and Jarrod L. Jones and wife Shae of Centralia:
Georgia H. Ferguson
Eugene "Gene" Thompson, age 83, of Mt. Vernon, formerly of Centralia, passed away at 5:45 am on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Nature Trail Healthcare Center in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.
He was born on January 1, 1930 in St. Louis, Mo, the son of Eugene, Sr. & Mildred (Reynolds) Thompson. Eugene married Leila (Hampton) on December 31, 1968 In Granite City, IL. She preceded him in death in 2006.
Mr. Thompson is survived by his 4 sons- Jim Thompson & wife Terri of Mt. Vernon, Il; Ken Thompson & wife Jennifer of St. Louis, Mo; Jimmie Lee Murray of Belleville, Il; Gary Murray of Belleville, Il;
Eugene "Gene" Thompson
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Berniece "Bea" Irene Mercer
Berniece "Bea" Irene Mercer, age 87, of Centralia, passed away at 4:10 am on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Fireside House in Centralia, Illinois.
She was born on January 8, 1926 in Mt. Vernon, IL, the daughter of Herman & Margaret (Pace) Westcott. Berniece married Melvin O. Mercer on January 15, 1949 in Vandalia, IL. He still survives in Centralia.
Mrs. Mercer is survived by her Husband; Son- Stanley Alan Mercer & wife Kathy of St. Joseph, Il; Daughter- Lynne Margaret Sterling & husband Grant of Charleston, Il; 2-Nieces- Elizabeth Harlow of Mt.Vernon, Il; Dianna Schram of Salem, Il; 2- Nephews- Benjamin Harlow of Mt. Vernon, Il;
Marjorie Louise Bartlett
Marjorie Louise Bartlett, age 99, of Centralia, passed away at 3:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at Odin Health Care Center in Odin, Illinois.
She was born on November 11, 1914 in Odin, IL, the daughter of Charles E. & Elsie (Maulding) Mc Cartan. Marjorie married Paul Regis Bartlett in Cape Girardeau, Mo. He preceded her in death on February 9, 1977.
Mrs. Bartlett is survived by her Son- Charles E. Bartlett & wife Myra of Centralia, Il; Daughter- Carole Anderson & husband Tony of Centralia, Il; 4- Nieces- Sara Miller, Mary Ann Du Bash, Colleen Printz, Kathy Stevens;
Lester Coe, age 89, of Centralia, passed away at 2:50 am on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
He was born on December 22, 1923 in Centralia, the son of Livy and Madeline (Buettner) Coe. Lester married Mary Louise (Copple) on July 31, 1949 and she survives.
In addition to his wife, Lester is survived by a daughter - Lisa Oelze and husband William of Nashville; two grandchildren Ty and Lauren; a sister Betty Cruzen of Memphis, TN;
Janet Lee Brown
Janet Lee Brown, age 71, of Wamac, passed away at 3:30 am on Monday, December 2, 2013 at her home in Wamac, Illinois.
She was born on December 8, 1941 in Centralia, IL, the daughter of Willard & Marguerite (George) Hicks.
Mrs. Brown is survived by 4 sons- Mark Starr of Centralia, Il, David Starr of Wamac, Il, John Starr of Centralia, Il, Tim Starr of Central City, Il, Daughter- Kim Addis of California, Sister- Judy Roethemeyer & husband Charles of Centralia, Il, 2 Grandchildren- Bryan & Christopher Skibinski of California.