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Edward Franklin “Eddie” Burton

1941 - 2015

     Edward Franklin “Eddie” Burton, 73, of Carbondale, passed away at 4:58 PM, Friday, April 17, 2015 at his son’s home in Murphysboro.

     Eddie was born on April 29, 1941 in Harrisburg to the late Howard and Golda (Ginger) Burton.  On June 10, 1962 he married Barbara Julian and she survives.  Eddie was a former welder at Peabody Coal Company in Shawneetown and was the boat pilot for the Cave-in-Rock ferry for several years.

     Surviving family members include his wife: Barbara Burton of Carbondale; daughter: Cindy (Eric) Sussman of Mooresville, IN; son: Jonathan (Suzanne) Burton of Murphysboro; three grandchildren: Natalie Burton of St. Louis, MO, Morgan and Madison Sussman of Mooresville, IN; brother: Randall (Jeanie) Burton of Eddyville, IL; sister: Phyllis (Steve) Meuller of Marion, IL.

     Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Wendell Burton, Glendell Burton and Rondell Burton and a sister, Barbara Moore.

     Funeral services will be held 1 PM, Monday, April 20, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Gary Hardesty will officiate. Burial will follow in Cave Hill Cemetery in Cave-in-Rock. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM, Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the Alzheimer’s Association.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Kathleen Bynum

1932 - 2015

     Kathleen Bynum, age 83, of Carrier Mills, passed away at 12:30 AM, Friday, April 17, 2015 at Harrisburg Medical Center.

     Kathleen was born in Harrisburg on January 23, 1932 to the late Roy and Helen (Sherfield) Dorris.  On April 15, 1950, she married Harold Bynum and he preceded her in death on October 13, 2003.  She was a member of Walnut Grove Baptist Church. 

     Surviving family members her son: Jim (Marsha) Bynum of Vienna; daughter: Kathy Hankins of Carrier Mills; four grandchildren: Denise (Joe) Kennedy of Harrisburg, Billi Jo (Terry) Headrick of Harrisburg, Jennifer Meyerrink of Carrier Mills and Matthew (Jessica) Bynum of Vienna; fifteen great-grandchildren: Christina, Maci and Penni Bynum, Bryce and Kyarn Partridge, Jordan, Daniel, Scottlynn Kinsey, Jaxon and Madison Kennedy, Lux-Adaire Meyerrink, Triston and Ashton Hutchinson, Patrick and Marki Hutchinson; sister: Mildred Tedford; sister: Norma (Hubert) Flannel; brother: Jack (Arlene) Dorris; sister: Lucielle (Harold) Casey; several nieces and nephews.

     Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson, Zachary Tyce Reeder, sister, Pauline Cervantes, sister, Wanda Parrish and brother, Chester Dorris

     A committal service was held at 3 PM, Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Joyner Cemetery in Stonefort.  Rev. William “Bud” McDaniel  officiated.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Carrier Mills Nursing Home Activity Fund. 

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James Arthur (Art) Kielhorn

1922 - 2015

James Arthur (Art) Kielhorn 93, peacefully passed from this life at Carrier Mills Nursing Home on the morning of April 13, 2015.  He was born February 28, 1922 in Harrisburg to the late Charles and Eliza (Reid) Kielhorn. 

He was a graduate of Harrisburg High School in 1940.  He then proudly served his country in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II.  After returning home to Harrisburg, he married Betty Jean (Harding) Kielhorn on October 10, 1948.  He cherished their 66 years of marriage. 

Art spent his civilian life as a railroad engineer, after 33 years he was able to retire and enjoy his passions of fishing, traveling, and gardening.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Harrisburg.  He was an active member in the Egyptian Shrine club of Harrisburg for many years. 

He is survived by his wife Betty Jean (Harding) Kielhorn of Harrisburg, son Mike Kielhorn of Herod, daughter Vickie (Kielhorn) Cowan of Portland, Or, granddaughter Erin (Greg) Krikie of Junction, great-granddaughter Jayden Krikie of Junction, 2 sisters Betty Land and Joyce Farmer, along with many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Eliza Kielhorn, 5 brothers: Charles, Raymond, George, Leroy and Bill. 

A memorial service will be held in his honor on Saturday April 25, 2015 at 2pm at the First United Methodist Church in Harrisburg.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations to Shriners Hospital, St. Louis Unit, 20015 Lindbergh, St. Louis, Mo. 63131-3597.

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Jack E. Lane

1938 – 2015

      Jack Lane, 76, passed from his earthly body on April 15, 2015 at his home in Harrisburg IL, surrounded by his loving family.  Jack was born in Harrisburg on November 20, 1938, the son of Fred and Ethna F. (Alexander) Lane.  He grew up in Harrisburg and East Peoria IL, and joined the U.S. Navy when he was 17.  After boot camp at Great Lakes, Jack was stationed in the Marshall Islands, Alaska, the Philippines and Guam. 

Jack married Sharon Lindsey at the First Church of God of East Peoria on November 27, 1960.  Jack & Sharon raised their family in Sandwich IL, where Jack was active in the Sports Boosters & AFS.  They hosted two foreign exchange students.  One especially became so close that to this day, some 30 years later he remains a loyal son and friend.  Jack worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. in East Peoria & Aurora from 1960 through 1995.  During this time he wore many hats, starting as a floor sweeper and working through many management positions.  He worked with some of the best, and also earned his bachelor’s degree from Aurora University while he was working at Cat. 

     Jack enjoyed working on small engines, and seemed to have an abundance of weed-eaters and chain saws around at all times.  He took great pleasure in maintaining his home and property and especially loved finding creative ways to fix things.  He was always available for friends, family and neighbors when they needed help. Friends had a big influence in Jack’s life; some remained friends, and some became like family – those were the best.  Jack & Sharon attended the First Church of God in Harrisburg. 

     Jack is survived by his widow Sharon Lane, his son Phillip (Kathy) Lane of Plano IL, his daughter Pamela (Aaron) Laatz of Oswego IL and grandchildren Kelsey and Ashton Laatz of Oswego, step-granddaughter Shelby Miller and step-great-granddaughter Malayah Corral of Sandwich IL, and “adopted” son Edison (Selene) dos Santos & grandson Pedro Santos of Brazil.   He is also survived by his sisters Sue (Robert) Coltrin and Martha Baptista, and brother Robert (Chali) Lane all of Harrisburg IL and sisters-in-law Mary Lou Kerr of Macomb IL and Melinda Fagan of O’Fallon MO and many beloved nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters & brothers-in-law: Betty & Claud Ozment, Mary & Henry Behrends, Kathryn & Kenneth Swearingen, Helen & Herb Shaw, Raymond Baptista and Kenneth Fagan.

     Visitation was held at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg IL from 5:00 to 8:00 on Friday, April 17, 2015, with funeral services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015.  Rev. Dan Masters of Harrisburg First Church of God officiated.  Military rites were conducted  following the service and burial of ashes will occur at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Church of God, 1520 West McHaney Rd., Harrisburg IL 62946.

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Kimberly Jane Hale


      Kimberly Jane Hale, age 49 of Harrisburg, passed away at 2.09 PM, Saturday, April 11, 2015 at her residence.

     On April 11, 2015, Kimberly Hale received her complete healing as she went to be in the arms of Jesus. Her whole life was devoted to her husband, Doug Hale, and her two sons, Chris and Brandon. They were her world and nothing made her more proud than the men in her life. When it came to Chris and Brandon, she was always their number one fan.

In recent years she experienced another joy, her grandchildren. Kim loved Hayden and Jamisen. She loved spending time with them and lit up when talking about them. They brought her much happiness.

Kim was an inspiration to all who knew her.  She was loved by many people. She was an incredible woman of faith and everyone who met her knew it. Kim was a beautiful and strong woman who faced her battle with grace and dignity. When she talked about her future she did not have any fear. Kim lived out 2 Timothy 4:7:  "She fought the good fight, she finished the race, she kept the faith."  Kim won her battle because her Lord and Savior called her home.

     She was born on January 13, 1966 in Rosiclare, IL to Jack and Beulah (Atkinson) Hayden. On November 12, 1994, she married Doug Hale and he survives. She was a secretary for Primary Care Group and attended Dorrisville Baptist Church.

     Surviving family members include her parents: Jack and Beulah Hayden of Rosiclare; her husband: Doug Hale of Harrisburg;  2 sons: Chris and wife Erin Street  and Brandon Hale both of Harrisburg;  2 grandchildren: Hayden Street and Jamisen Green of Harrisburg; 3 Brothers: Ed and wife Tammy Hayden of Golconda; Bill and wife Lisa Hayden of Rosiclare; and Waylon Hayden of Rosiclare; her mother-in-law: Charlotte Hale of Harrisburg and Brother-in-law: Kenny Hale of Harrisburg. Numerous aunts, uncles, family and friends survive.

     She was preceded in death by her father-in-law: Claude Hale.

Funeral services were held at 1PM, Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Rev. Lowell Gowins and Rev. Dewayne Taylor officiated. Burial followed in Colbert Cemetery in Herod. Visitation was from  5 to 9 PM,  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Reed Funeral Chapel. For those who wish, Donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.

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Donald Ray Douglas

1941   - 2015

     Donald Ray Douglas, age 74, of Harrisburg, passed away at 7:16 PM, Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.

     Donald was born on January 15, 1941 in Harrisburg to the late William “Bill” and Leanore (Roark) Reynolds.  On June 27, 1959 he married Carolyn Williams and she preceded him in death on April 15, 2013.  Donald was a coal miner and the former owner of 3 Little Pigs Barbecue. 

     Surviving family members include his son: Chris (Michelle) Douglas of Harrisburg; daughter: Vicki Douglas of Harrisburg; brothers and sisters: Sandra Brantley of Galatia, Robert “Doc” (Susan) Douglas of Carrier Mills, Norma (Bud) Dearing of Harrisburg, Beverly (Wayne) Willis of Eldorado, Steve Douglas of Harrisburg and Jack Douglas of Sparta, IL; eight grandchildren: Jake, Jordan, Elijah, Gabrielle, Daykota, Nave, Nikaya and Noah; two great-grandchildren: Eden and Anzley; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Donald was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Carolyn Wilson.  

     Donald’s body has been cremated and no service are planned at this time.

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