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Area Obituaries

Joyce Williams

Joyce Williams, age 80, of Pinckneyville, IL, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2023 in Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Pinckneyville, IL. Joyce was born on April 13, 1942 in East St. Louis, IL, a daughter to Frank and Margaret (Lake) Pearson. On June 10, 1960, she married Ernest Williams in DeSoto County, MS and he preceded her in…

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Leslie “Les” W. Buhrmester

Leslie “Les” W. Buhrmester, 89, passed away January 22, 2023.  He was an Electric Engineer for Allison Transmissions for 18 years, retiring 1992.  He was a proud US Marine and a Veteran of the Korean War.  Les was also a member of the Avon United Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife,…

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Bernice Chambers

Bernice “Bernie” Chambers, age 92, of  Nashville, formerly ofVilla Grove, Illinois, died on Friday, January 20, 2023 at 1:10 pm in the East Wing of Washington County Hospital.  She was born in Villa Grove, March 16, 1930, to Jerry and Blanche (Phillips) Martin.  She married Leslie A. Chambers on My 27, 1950.  He proceeded her…

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Bill Patton

Mr. Billy Patton of Oakdale, IL departed this life in the Memorial Hospital in Shiloh, IL on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 10:20 P.M. He had attained the age of 76 years, 5 months, and 24 days. Bill was born in Belleville, IL on July 28, 1946, the son of Richard William and Rohma (nee…

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Thelma E. Prasuhn

Mrs. Thelma E. Prasuhn, of Nashville, IL, departed this life at the Washington County Hospital-Extended Care in Nashville on Friday, January 20, 2023, at 7:25 A.M.  She had attained the age of 93 years, 5 months and 29 days. Mrs. Prasuhn was born in Elkton, IL on July 21, 1929, the daughter of Henry and…

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Ryan L. Pratt

Mr. Ryan L. Pratt, of Ashley, IL departed this life peacefully in his sleep at his residence in Ashley, IL, on Friday, January 13, 2023, at 7:33 A.M.  He had attained the age of 43 years, 11 months and 23 days. Ryan was born on January 20, 1979 in Nashville, IL, the son of Darla…

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Pearl Twenhafel

Pearl Ida Louise Twenhafel, 96, of New Minden, IL, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at Friendship Manor in Nashville, IL. Pearl was born in Hoyleton, IL, on September 8, 1926, to Martin H. and Clara (nee Kraus) Twenhafel. She was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers Willard and Robert, her sister-in-law…

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Claudette Bergmann

Mrs. Claudette Bergmann of Venedy, IL departed this life at her residence surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 7:35 P.M. She had attained the age of 66 years, 6 months, and 23 days. Claudette was born in Red Bud, IL on June 9, 1956, the daughter of Robert and LaVerne (nee…

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Verdell Hermsmeyer

Verdell Hermsmeyer, age 88, passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, Illinois on Sunday, January 1, 2023. Mrs. Hermsmeyer was born at her home in Hoyleton, Illinois on August 12, 1934, the daughter of the late Gustav W. and Florence L. (nee Garling) Kasten.  She was baptized on August 26, 1934, at Trinity Lutheran…

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Edward Lockhart

Mr. Edward Lockhart of Oakdale, IL departed this life at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, MO on Friday, December 23, 2022.  He had attained the age of 69 years and 12 days. Edward was born on December 11, 1953, in DuQuoin, IL the son of Wallace and JoAnn (nee Moore) Lockhart, Sr.  He…

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