Obituaries M-R

Mann, Lorna Leone (Dalton)
February 25, 1940 - July 15, 2019
79 year old Ellery resident, Lorna Leone Mann passed away early Monday morning, July 15, 2019 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion, Illinois. Lorna Leone was born February 25, 1940 in Wayne County, Illinois to Loren E. and Wanda Mae (Carter) Dalton. She married Roger Mann on April 12, 1972 in Eldorado, IL and he survives. Lorna Leone was a homemaker and owned and operated TLC Kennels from 1980 until this year as well as operated green houses and sold antiques for a number of years. She attended House of Prayer in Albion and had taught Sunday School at Little Prairie Christian Church in Albion. Lorna Leone is survived her husband Roger of Ellery, two sons, Randall (Julie) Kimbrell and Roy Kimbrell all of Albion, one daughter, Tonya (Jeff) Hardy of Ellery and two step daughters Kim (Tim) Lorenzo of Cincinnati, Ohio and Jill Loudermilk of Albion, two brothers, Charles (Connie) Dalton of Benton, Illinois and Steven C. (Tina) Dalton of Lakewood, California, one sister, Danna (Harry) Sutton of Fairfield, Illinois and one sister-in-law, Donna Dalton of Albion; 13 grandchildren and six great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews also survive. Preceding Lorna Leone in death were her parents and one brother, Leon Dalton. Funeral services for Lorna Leone will be held Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 3:00pm at Nale's Funeral Home in Albion with interment to follow in Graceland Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, July 21 from 1pm until service time. Memorials may be made to Rest Haven Manor or the Wayne County Humane Society in Fairfield and will be accepted at the funeral home. Nale's Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.nalesfuneralhome.com
McDowell, Katheryn Mae (Knust)
September 3, 1926 ~ August 16, 2019
92 year old former West Salem resident, Katheryn Mae McDowell passed away Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Linda E. White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana. Katheryn was born September 3, 1926 in Lick Prairie, Illinois to Peter Raymond and Pearl Easter (Brines) Knust. Katheryn married James A. McDowell on July 20, 1950 and he preceded her in death on May 24, 1998. Katheryn was a homemaker and a member of the West Salem Christian Church. She is survived by a son, Jerry (Bonnie) McDowell of Coal City, Illinois and a daughter, Kathy (Lanny) Schmidt of Haubstadt, Indiana; seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, two brothers, Clifton and Ed Knust and five sisters, Joan Coones, Phyllis Maurice, Rose Helen Grant, Gladys Guard, and Loiva Cox. A graveside service for Katheryn McDowell will be held Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Moravian Cemetery in West Salem. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.nalesfuneralhome.com. Memorials can be made to the Linda E. White Hospice House and will be accepted at the cemetery or Nale's Funeral Home of Albion who are in charge of the arrangements. Obituary from Nale's Funeral home website.
McGuire, Linda K. (Lanier)
January 12, 1960 - May 22, 2019
Linda K. (Lanier) McGuire, age 59 of Ridgway passed on this life, May 22, 2019. Linda was born in Carmi, IL on January 12, 1960 to the late Walter and Anna (White) Lanier. She grew up in the Cottonwood community. She graduated from Ridgway High School and furthered her education becoming a Registered Nurse. She was married to the love of her life, Dan McGuire who preceded her in death. She worked many years in the medical field before retiring from health reasons. She loved to read, visit with friends and family and be outdoors. Linda was an avid Red Wings hockey fan and really enjoyed being with her dog Sam. Linda had a kind soul and will be missed She is survived by her son, Corey Lanier of Canada, a sister, Bobbi Catiller of Ridgway, niece. Charity (Josh) Goebel of Ridgway, and nephew, Derek Catiller of Ridgway. Great nephew and niece, Wyatt and Hope Goebel. Per her request she will be cremated and be placed to rest next to her husband Dan in the Oak Grove cemetery in Cottonwood. Cox & Son Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements and you may make a note of comfort or memorial at www.coxandson.com Obituary from Cox & Son Funeral Home website.
McKay, Deborah Lee (Inskeep)
May 11, 1950 - May 21, 2019
Her residence in Olney on May 21, 2019. Debbie was born May 11, 1950 in Olney and raised in Albion. Debbie was one of three children born to the late Joseph Howard and Dorothy Rae Inskeep. Her nickname in school was "Lee" and she graduated from Edwards County High School in 1968. Debbie retired as a special education teacher for the East Richland School District after 32 years of teaching. It was during her time at Central School that she wanted to adopt a child. Debbie and her mother, Rae, bravely traveled overseas to Colombia to adopt a little three year old girl named Luz Dary. Debbie named her Rachel after her mother's name, Rae. Debbie provided a life of love and adventure; she enjoyed traveling with her family to Daytona Beach and California, supporting Rachel's creativity and attending her sporting events. She was also known as "Aunt Deb" and would host some of the family holiday dinners and reunions. In October of 2001, Debbie married Dennis McKay. The couple greatly enjoyed sitting out by the pool drinking wine and Jack Daniels, respectively. They also listened to Oldies but Goodies music, planting their vegetable garden, owning miniature schnauzers/furbabies and going out to the local restaurant for the same meal of salmon and steak. Debbie was in the middle of a big home renovation project in Bloomington, Illinois so she could spend even more time with her grandson, Oscar. She was known as his "Grammy" and he always looked forward to seeing her at his house to play race cars and build with Lincoln Logs. Debbie is survived by her daughter and grandson, Rachel (Joey) Kuenstler and Oscar of Bloomington; spouse, Dennis McKay of Olney; and one brother, Phillip Inskeep of Olney; five nieces and nephews; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph & Dorothy Rae Inskeep, and her brother Rodney Inskeep. A celebration of Debbie's life will be held Friday, May 31, 2019, at Nale's Funeral Home in Albion, Illinois with visitation at 1:00 p.m. and the service at 2:00 p.m. Immediately following, interment will be at Zion Hill, a family cemetery, located west of Albion. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Albion and will be accepted at the funeral home. Obituary from Nale's Funeral Home website.
Nash, Sr., Larry Michael
February 16, 1942 - October 07, 2018
Larry Michael Nash, Sr., 76, of Crossville, Illinois, died Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Deaconess Main Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. He was born February 16, 1942, in Bone Gap, Illinois, the son of Gilbert Harold Nash and Ruth (Edge) Nash Graham. Larry was a Marine Corps Veteran and worked in the Illinois Basin oilfields and was retired from Eastern Services in 2009. He enjoyed collecting military artifacts, rabbit hunting, flying, murder mysteries and watching college football and boxing. Survivors include sons Larry Michael Nash, Jr., of Crossville, Joshua Daniel Nash of Grayville, Illinois; daughters Lesa Nash Starnes of Belden, Mississippi, Karen Nash Brown of Norris City, Illinois, Linda Nash Youngman and her fiancé Larry Pedrotti, and Nancy Nash, all of Mt. Vernon, Indiana; sisters Shirley Crandall of Texas, Janette Fay Bellamey of St. Charles, Missouri, Wanda Parson of St. Louis, Missouri; special cousin Steve Edge of Evansville, Indiana; 16 grandchildren; four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter Lori Michelle Nash; and brothers in law, Doyle Crandall, Don Bellamey and Jim Parson. Visitation and funeral are Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Crossville, Illinois. Visitation is 11 am to 1 pm, and funeral is at 1 pm. Burial with military rites is in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Albion, Illinois. Obituary from Cook Funeral Chapel website.
Naylor, Peggy Sue
March 15, 1939 - October 16, 2018
Peggy Sue Naylor, 79, of Carmi, Illinois, died Tuesday, October 16, 2018, in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. She was born March 15, 1939, in Carmi, the daughter of Oren "Pete" Pearce and Madge (Curtis) Pearce. She was married to Ronald M. "Ron" Naylor on November 10, 1989, and he survives. Peggy was an office manager for Basin Well Survey, and later for G & R Auto Parts. She enjoyed boating and spending time on the river. Survivors include her husband, Ron Naylor of Carmi; son Brad Hurt and Therisa Jacoby of Crossville, Illinois; step-sons Van (Carol) Naylor of Hillsboro, Illinois, David (Karla) Naylor of Carmi; step-daughter Stephanie (Andy) Higgins of Evansville, Indiana; brother David Pearce of Carmi. She is preceded in death by her parents. Visitation and funeral are Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is at 11 am and funeral is at 1 pm. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Albion, Illinois. Obituary from Cook Funeral Home website.
New, Kenneth O'Neil
September 8, 1926 - June 26, 2019
92-year-old Fairfield resident, Kenneth O'Neil New passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at Aperion Care in Fairfield, Illinois. Kenneth was born September 8, 1926 in Oilton, Oklahoma. He was the son George Harrison New and Olive Maxine (Carney) New. He married Ann Riley on August 28, 1981 and she survives. As a young man, Kenneth was baptized in to the Baptist faith in Bowlegs, Oklahoma. Kenneth was a veteran of the United States Navy serving during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He was a self-employed welder in the oil and gas industry for many years. After retiring from the oil industry, he and his wife, Ann, owned and operated the New Complex consisting of several rental properties in the Fairfield area. Kenneth is survived by his loving wife, Ann; his beloved children, son Nash (Betty) New of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, daughter, Bonnie (Rob) Dismang of Mt. Vernon, Illinois and son, Neil (Carrie) New of Springfield, Illinois; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne of Oklahoma and one sister, Fern Senters of Fairfield, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three infant children, grandson Jeremy New, two brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services for Kenneth New will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Nale's Funeral Home in Fairfield. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery with military rites provided by Anthony Wayne Post 176 American Legion and Wayne Memorial Post 4535 VFW. Memorial contributions can be made to the Clay County Hospice or a charity of donor's choice and will be accepted at the funeral home. Online condolences can be given to the family at www.nalesfuneralhome.com. Nale's Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Obituary from Nale's Funeral Home website.
Newport, Sue Ann (Knackmus)
June 20, 1942 - June 26, 2019
Sue Ann (Knackmus) Newport, 77, of Albion, quietly passed away at her home on Wednesday June 26, 2019, after several months of failing health. She had just turned 77 years old, six days earlier. Sue was a lifelong resident of Edwards County. She was born June 20, 1942 to Dale Rudolph & Lorene Mae (Mason) Knackmus at home east of West Salem. Sue was a graduate of Albion High School. Sue received Queen runner-up for one of the West Salem Chowders. Sue Ann was united in marriage on June 29, 1962 in West Salem to Paul Edward Newport, of the West Village community, of Albion. To this union one child was born, Paula (Newport) Thompson. Sue owned several businesses throughout her lifetime. She owned and operated Sue's Sewing Center and Baby World in Albion for 16 years. Later she had a second hand store in Albion and later one in West Salem. Surviving are her husband, Paul and daughter, Paula & Walter Thompson of Ellery; Two grandsons, Walter & Amanda Thompson Jr of Albion, Bob & Brynn Thompson of Toledo, Illinois, One great grandchild Paisley Quinn Thompson of Toledo and two step great grandchildren Laureli and Eli Seibert of Albion. Three sisters, Roberta Matthews of Fairfield, Judy & Earl Loudermilk of West Salem, Darla & Jim York of Mt. Carmel; and four brothers, Donny & Ella Knackmus of West Salem, Arthur Knackmus of West Salem, Dale Knackmus Jr. of Albion, and Jack & Cheryl Knackmus Sr. of West Salem; Preceding her in death were her parents and one grandson, Zachary Ryan Arnold, who passed in 1986. Graveside services will be held at the West Village Cemetery, northwest of Albion, at 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 30, 2019. Friends and family are asked to go directly to the cemetery. There will be no visitation. Memorials can be made to the West Village Church for their cemetery upkeep or to Samaria Missionary Baptist Church and will be accepted at the graveside or at Nale's Funeral Home of Albion who is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.nalesfuneralhome.com Obituary from Nale's Funeral Home website.
O'Donnell, Doris Irene
March 6, 1925 ~ September 29, 2019
94-year-old Fairfield resident, Doris Irene O'Donnell passed away Sunday evening September 29, 2019 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital's skilled care unit. Doris was born March 6, 1925 in North Tonawanda, New York. She married Ted O'Donnell in St. Louis, Missouri on February 15, 1947 and he preceded her in death on December 29, 2014. Doris was a homemaker and had been a school cook. Doris and Ted moved to Fairfield in August of 2005. She was a member of Ellen Moore United Methodist Church in Fairfield. Doris is survived by one son, Don R. (Jeanne) O'Donnell of Diamond, Missouri and two daughters, Cathy (Roy) Doty of Indiana, Pennsylvania and Nancy (Dan) Miller of Fairfield, Illinois. Five grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. Per Doris's wishes cremation was provided and no formal services are scheduled. Memorials in memory of Doris can be made to the Ellen Moore United Methodist Church and will be accepted at Nale's Funeral Home of Fairfield who are assisting the family. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.nalesfuneralhome.com. Obituary from Nale's Funeral Home website.
Payne, James Allen
March 17, 1963 - July 30, 2018
James Allen Payne, 55, Grayville native, passed away in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife, Janet, at his side on July 30, 2018. He was born March 17, 1963, to James and Janette (Cookie) Erwin Payne. Jim worked the oil fields and coal mines around Grayville for most of his life. He was met at Heaven's Gate by his parents, his grandparents Jess and Georgia K Payne and his uncles, Donnie and Sammy Payne. Jim is survived by his sons, James Wesley Payne and Cody Payne, daughters Jamie Cain, Janelle Payne and Haley Payne, fifteen grandchildren, sister Belinda Sherman, niece Jessica Williams, great niece Morgan Paige Amos, nephew Kyle Jones, close friends Terry Sherman, Donnie Gross, Robbie Marlow, Brad Wampler, and Steve Schmittler. A visitation will be 10 am to noon, Saturday, August 18th at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Obituary from Cook Funeral Chapel website.
Pritchett, Leonard Ray
April 15, 1942 - June 8, 2018
Leonard Ray Pritchett, 76, of Grayville, Illinois, died Friday, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He was born April 15, 1942, in Grayville, the son of William B. and Mary E. (Hutchinson) Pritchett. Ray was retired from a career in agricultural sales. He was a member of the Grayville United Methodist Church. Other memberships include the Moose Lodge and Eagles. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed playing golf with the "Over the Hill Gang" at the Carmi Country Club. Survivors include his dear friend Marianne Salpietra of Newburgh, Indiana;
son Jeff Pritchett and son-in-law George Schmadel of Evansville; grandchildren Lindsey Nicole Nape and Chelsea Elizabeth Hanks. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister Melody Morris; and brother Kenneth Pritchett. In keeping with Ray's wishes, a graveside service will be at 10 am, Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville. Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville is in charge of arrangements.
Pritchett, Robert "Keith"
July 14, 1924 - May 25, 2019
94-year-old Albion resident, Robert "Keith" Pritchett passed away from this life Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion, Illinois. Keith was born July 14, 1924 in Dana, Indiana to Orlin and Edna (Dixon) Pritchett. He was a graduate of Scotland, IL high school. Upon graduating at the age of 18, Keith enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where he served for three years during World War II. Keith married Kay Thread on February 17, 1946 in Kay's family home near Bone Gap. Keith and Kay enjoyed 72 years together on their farm northeast of Albion. Keith enjoyed raising beef cattle and had a cow calf operation that is still ongoing. Keith served Edwards County for many years, first as the county's youth counselor then was elected to three terms as Edwards County Circuit Clerk. It was during Keith's third term as Circuit Clerk that he accepted the position of Edwards County Probation Officer. Keith served in that position for 15 years before retiring in 1989 as the Chief Probation Officer for the 2nd Judicial Circuit. Keith was a faithful member of the West Village Christian Church where he served as Deacon and Elder for many years. He was also a 75-year member of the Bone Gap American Legion and a member of the Albion Moose Lodge. Keith is survived by his daughter Kathy and her husband David Lane of Albion and a daughter-in-law, Iva Jean Pritchett of Albion. Five Grandchildren, Shane Pritchett, Travis (Melany) Pritchett of Albion, Krystina (Aaron) Kelley of Troy, IL, Matt (Kelly) Lane of Hermitage, TN and Phillip (Melaina) Lane of Herrin, IL as well as 11 great-grandchildren, Waylon Keith, Ben, Kyndra, Sidney, Sam, Katelyn, Robbie, Noelle, Sawyer, Jaxyn & Jadyn. Keith was preceded in death by his parents, wife Kay and son, Ron. Funeral services for Keith will be 11:00am Thursday, May 30th, 2019 at the West Village Church North of Albion. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery in Albion. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 am until service time on Thursday, May 30th. Keith had two caregivers that he was especially fond of and he wishes that any memorial contributions be made to assist these two special people in furthering their education in the medical fields. Memorials will be accepted at the church and should be made out to West Village Christian Church. The church will see that the caregivers receive the donations. Nale's Funeral home of Albion is in charge of all of the arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.nalesfuneralhome.com. Obituary from Nale's Funeral Home website.
Reynolds, Donna Kay
December 01, 1950 - October 07, 2018
Donna Kay Reynolds, 67, of Grayville, Illinois, died Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care and Rehab in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. She was born December 1, 1950, in Griffin, Indiana, the daughter of Albert and Ruby (Embrey) McIntire. She was married to Glen Reynolds on June 19, 1985, and he survives. Donna was a member of Grace Fellowship Church in Grayville, Illinois. She was an avid reader and enjoyed flower gardening and being with her cat, Sissy. Survivors include her husband, Glen Reynolds of Grayville; son Benjamin (Crystal) Roeder of Evansville, Indiana; daughter Amara Burgh of Mishawaka, Indiana; brother Jerold Hall of Stafford, Arizona; sisters Sheila Almon of Ft. Branch, Indiana, Sharon Byes of Griffin, Indiana; grandchildren Ian, Chase and Ashton; great grandchild Freyja. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Darrell McIntire; sister Joyce Goldman. Visitation is 5-7 pm. Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville, Illinois. Funeral is 10 am, Thursday, October 11, 2018, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville. Burial is in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Griffin, Indiana. Obituary from Cook Funeral Chapel website.
Roosevelt, Marvin "Pete" H.
January 14, 1927 ~ October 15, 2019
92-year-old Albion resident, Marvin H. "Pete" Roosevelt passed away Tuesday morning, October 15, 2019 at Rest Haven Manor in Albion.
Pete was born January 14, 1927 in Albion, Illinois.He was the son of Gilbert and Edith (Smith) Roosevelt. He married Frances Mann on June 23, 1948 in Morganfield, Kentucky and she survives.
Pete was a truck driver for Garman Trucking in Fairfield for several years, a self-employed carpenter, and retired from working at Pillsbury-West Elevator in Browns. He was an Army Veteran having served in World War II. He was a member of the Little Prairie Christian Church, the Albion Moose Lodge 621, VFW, and the American Legion. He was a lifelong Democrat.
He is survived by his wife, Frances, one son Phil (Kim) Roosevelt of Albion and two daughters, Janice (Steve) Shaw of Albion and Jeanette (Bruce) Lear of West Salem; nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 1 great, great grandchild and 3 great grandchildren on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mid Barber and one brother, Joe Roosevelt.
Funeral services for Pete Roosevelt will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 18, 2019 at Nale's Funeral Home in Albion with Brother David Shain officiating. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery with military rites provided by American Legion Post 590 and VFW Post 8222. Memorials can be made to the Edwards County Senior Citizens and will be accepted at Nale's Funeral Home.
Nale's Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.nalesfuneralhome.com. Obituary from Nale's Funeral Home website.

This collection of obituaries is courtesy of Jerry Williams, who continues to contribute additions regularly.

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