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1917 – 2014
Verbal Sheldon, 96, of Harrisburg passed away at 10:00 PM, Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
Verbal was born on November 28, 1917 in Hamilton County, IL to the late James and Margie (Essray) Estes. On August 13, 1938 she married George Sheldon and he preceded her in death on November 9, 1999. Verbal was a homemaker and member of Bankston Fork Baptist Church.
Surviving family members include her son: Donald R. (Mary Ellen) Sheldon of Harrisburg; daughter: Mary Joyce Sheldon of Harrisburg; daughter: Georgia Mae (Ronald) Klemm of Golconda; son: Bill (Anne) Sheldon of Newburgh, IN; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a daughter, Shirley Ann Sheldon.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, September 15, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. David Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 PM to 8 PM, Sunday, September 14, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bankston Fork Baptist Church in Harrisburg. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Gilbert Padilla Tso
1950 – 2014
Gilbert Padilla Tso, 64, a long time resident of Galatia, passed away in his home after a long battle with cancer at 10:25 AM, Thursday, September 4, 2014
Gilbert was born on March 10, 1950 to Johnson Padilla Tso and Betty (Juan) Tso in Lake Valley, New Mexico. He was born into the Bit’ahnii (Folded Arms People), born for Tó’aheedlinii(Water Flows Together Clan). His nali is Nihoobáanii (Gray Streak Ends Clan) and his chei is Tsé Nahabiłnii (Sleep Rock People).
Gilbert was always a hard worker and a good provider for his family. After he graduated from Grants High School, he held several jobs but spent the majority of his work life as a coal miner and miner operator where he was known as “Gilly”. On December 31, 1972, he married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Rebecca Charley of Mariano Lake, New Mexico. He is best known for his sense of humor, his laugh, his love of horses, and the beautiful traditional jewelry he made. He was also the best grandfather in the world.
He is survived by his wife, a son, Marcus Padilla (Maridy Childs) Tso and their daughters Skai and Seneca; a daughter, Debbie (Joe Keith, Jr.) Roberts and their children, Keyah, Justus, Kiana, Joshua, and Joe Keith III; his parents-in-law, Herbert and Maybelle Charley; two brothers, Edison and Nelson; four sisters, Edith, Esther, Rita, and Margaret.
He was preceded in death by his beloved grandmother who raised him, Mary Juan, both of his parents, his daughter Rachel Ann Tso, two infant siblings, his brother Cecil Padilla Tso and his sister Etta Padilla Tso.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Little Chapel Church in Harrisburg. Jeff Rush officiated. Burial followed in Rhine Cemetery in Raleigh. Visitation was from 9 AM to 11 AM, Thursday, September 11, 2014 Little Chapel Church in Harrisburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family to offset medical expenses.
Roberta A. Cook
1954 – 2014
Roberta A. Cook, age 60, of Harrisburg, passed away at 2:38 AM, Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.
Roberta was born on Wednesday, May 26, 1954 in Franklin County, to the late Frank E. Cook, Jr. and Ida Frances (Taylor) Cook. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Harrisburg and she worked formerly for United Cities Gas and Old National Bank.
She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.
Roberta is survived by a brother, Mike Cook and wife Linda of Harrisburg; niece, Amy Quinn and husband Michael of Harrisburg; nephew, Jeremy Cook and wife Elizabeth of Harrisburg; six great nieces and nephews, Hannah Murphy, Andra Murphy, Mesa Quinn, Hailey Quinn, Henry Quinn, and Evan Cook; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Christine Cunningham officiated and burial follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 PM, Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.
Paul Eugene “Gene” Humphrey
1927 – 2014
Paul Eugene “Gene” Humphrey, 87, of Harrisburg, passed away at 9:48 PM, Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at his residence.
Gene was born on July 7, 1927 in Saline County to the late James Robert and Lillie (Walker) Humphrey. He married Rita A. Webb who preceded him in death. On October 29, 1988 he married Rolene (Dallas) Fulkerson and she survives. He was a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church in the Master Workmen Sunday School class; he was an avid member of the Shawnee Hills Country Club where he held the honor of being the longest consecutive member. He was also a member of the Harrisburg Elks, and the American Legion. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Harrisburg Bulldogs fan. Gene served in the Navy during World War II. Gene was co-owner and operator of Walkers Cleaners with his brother Jake.
Surviving family members include his wife: Rolene Humphrey of Harrisburg; daughter: Carole B. (Malcolm) Hale of Houston, TX; daughter: Julie (Ron) Pickering of New Iberia, LA; grandson: Morgan Dallas Pickering of New Iberia, LA; family friend: Scott Hanson of Marion; sister-in-law: Carolyn Humphrey of Mt. Carmel; several nieces and nephews.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Rita A. Webb, son, Hughey Humphrey, brothers, Robert “Bob” Humphrey and Jake Humphrey.
Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Monday, September 8, 2014 at McKinley Avenue Baptist Church in Harrisburg. Rev. Billy Dye officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation was from 5 to 8 PM, Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel and from 10 AM to service time Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McKinley Avenue Baptist Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois Blue East Team. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
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503 East Sloan Street / Harrisburg, Illinois 62946