Area Obituaries

Allan Castleberry

Allan L. Castleberry, 90, of Pell City, Alabama passed away at 10:33 A.M. December 14, 2018 at St. Martin in the Pines in Birmingham, Alabama. He was born February 28, 1928 in Kentucky to the late Albert Lester and Mary Lillian (Edrington) Castleberry. He was married to Imogene Ann Dycus and she precede him in…

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Curtis Kuhlengel

Mr. Curtis R. Kuhlengel of Hoyleton, IL, departed this life at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, IL on Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 4:48 PM. He had attained the age of 76 years and 17 days. Curt was born on November 24, 1942 in Centralia, IL, the son of Rufus and Flora (nee…

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Billie “Bill” Martin

Billie “Bill” Martin, 81 of Granite City, Illinois passed away at 11:50 p.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Christian Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born September 17, 1937 in Beaucoup. Illinois, a son of the late Dan E. and Bertha (Polovish) Martin.  He married Bernardine D. (Lamczyk) Martin on February 10, 1964…

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Richard S. Mamell

Mr. Richard S. Mamell, age 74, passed away peacefully at his home in Ashley, IL surrounded by his family on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 2:30 AM. Richard was born July 27, 1944 in Chicago, IL to Oscar and Rose (Szopinski) Mamell.  He was united in marriage to Diane (Nikrant) Mamell on November 14, 1964…

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Elaine Niermann

Elaine Olivia Niermann, 93 of Hoyleton, passed away at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018 at St. Louis University Hospital. She was born on March 8, 1925 in Oshkosh, WI, the daughter of Rev. Paul and Olivia Berger Stange.  She was baptized and confirmed by her father and on August 1, 1948 he performed…

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James Champion

Mr. James H. Champion, of Nashville, IL, departed this life at Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Nashville, IL on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 2:33 PM.  He had attained the age of 89 years, 2 months and 15 days. Mr. Champion was born on September 13, 1929 at Cleveland, OH, the son of Roady and…

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Kenneth Boester

Kenneth E. Boester, 81 of New Minden, passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville.  He was born on July 1, 1937 in Covington, the son of Walter and Emilie Wernicke Boester.  He married Joyce Harmening on October 29, 1960 in New Minden and she passed away…

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Roger L. Morrison

Dr. Roger L. Morrison, 68, of Columbia, Mo., was called to his Heavenly Home Monday, November 19, 2018. Visitation for family and friends was held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. p.m. Tuesday. November 27, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2201 W. Rollins Rd. in Columbia. The funeral will also be at Trinity Lutheran Church…

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Joyce Boester

Joyce L. Boester, 79 of New Minden, passed away at 6:35 a.m. on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville.  She was born on July 13, 1939 in New Minden, the daughter of Edwin and Margaret Karmeier Harmening.  She married Kenneth Boester on October 29, 1960 in New Minden.  Besides her husband…

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Edith Ottilia Kula

Edith Ottilia (nee Hulliung) Kula of rural Ashley, IL departed this life on November 21, 2018 and had attained the age of 83 years. Edie was born in rural Mascoutah, IL on October 28, 1935, the daughter of Albert “Hap” and Edna (nee Christ) Hulliung.  She was united in marriage to Joseph Kula, Jr. on…

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