Death of William J. “Bill” Olson

Bill Olson

William J. “Bill” Olson, 78 of Carlinville formerly of Mt. Carmel, IL, passed away Tuesday evening, May 5, 2015, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. Bill was born April 2, 1937, in Waynesville, IL, a son of William L. “Jake” and Lois (Teal) Olson. Bill graduated from Pawnee High School with the class of […]

Death of Linda Sue Dean

Linda Dean

Linda Sue Dean, 56 of Mt. Olive, died Monday, April 27, 2015, at 1:19 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. She was born on March 30, 1959, in Wood River, IL to Painter Gray and Bobbie Ramage. She married Bruce Allen Dean in Wood River on October 10, 1990, and he preceded her […]

Death of Mary J. Thunhorst


Mary J. Thunhorst, 100, of Litchfield, IL, died at Heritage Health of Litchfield, IL on Sunday, April 26, 2015. She was born on December 17, 1914, in Benld, IL. Mary quietly went about her many Christian duties over the years. She was the Holy Family Sacristan who opened and closed the Church, watered the flowers, and […]

Death of Albert Lester Ottersburg


Albert Lester Ottersburg, 71, of Mount Olive, IL, died at Liberty Village in Maryville, IL on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 2:23 a.m. He was born on June 11, 1943, in Litchfield, IL to John Ottersburg and Mary Whitlow Ottersburg. He was a retired pipefitter for a refinery. Albert was a veteran after having served […]

Death of Frank R. Masters


Frank R. Masters, 58 of Carlinville, passed away Friday evening, April 17, 2015, at his residence in Carlinville, IL. Frank was born on September 12, 1956, in New Castle, PA, a son of Frank R. and Eleanor Beatrice (Quering) Masters. After graduation from Pittsburgh University, Frank started his career with Exxon Mobil. He helped build […]

Death of Josephine Baima


Josephine Baima, 100, of Benld, IL, died at The Glenwood in Staunton, IL on Friday, April 17, 2015. She was born on February 13, 1915, in Benld, IL to Joseph Raukar and Antonia Malnar Raukar. She married John Baima. He preceded her in death on September 7, 1990. She was retired after having worked as […]

Death of William T. “Bill” Eichen

Bill Eichen

William T. “Bill” Eichen, 86 of Carlinville, passed away Wednesday evening, April 15, 2015, at Carlinville Area Hospital in Carlinville, IL. Bill was born on May 4, 1928, to William Christopher and Bessie Mae (Greenwalt) Eichen in Carlinville. He attended Carlinville schools and later married Mary E. “Pud” Rhoads on July 25, 1948, in Plainview, […]

Death of Simeon F. Stewart Jr.


Simeon F. Stewart Jr., 82, of Mascoutah, IL, died at Terrace on the Park in Mascoutah, IL on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at 8:50 a.m. He was born on October 3, 1932, in Jerseyville, IL to Simeon F. Stewart Sr. and Florence Lucille Burchaum Hayes. He was a metal scrapper and enjoyed collecting cars. Simeon […]

Death of Frances Ruth Boehme

Frances Ruth Boehme

Frances Ruth Boehme, 97, of Litchfield, died Sunday, April 12, 2015, at 3:14 a.m. at Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Litchfield. She was born on July 13, 1917, in Honey Point Township in Macoupin County, IL, a daughter of Charles and Mary Elizabeth (Gretzer) Schwab. She married William Henry Boehme on February 15, […]

Death of JoAnn Karrick

JoAnn Karrick

JoAnn Karrick, 76 of Carlinville, passed away Monday evening, April 13, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL. JoAnn was born on July 21, 1938, in Gillespie, IL to James and Jennie Scott Farrant. JoAnn graduated from Gillespie High School. She married Daniel Karrick on July 2, 1956, in Gillespie, IL and they spent […]