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Robert M. “Rod” Wolf
1953 - 2016
Rod was born on Friday, June 5, 1953 in Evansville, Indiana to Thomas Joseph Wolf and Margaret Gertrude (Horn) Wolf. He married Melinda Kidd on July 21, 1990 and she survives in Harrisburg. Rod graduated with his undergraduate studies from Notre Dame University in 1975. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1978. He earned his Masters of Law at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1979. He was a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois, and served Saline County as State’s Attorney from 1988 to 2004. He was a former member of the Saline County Bar Association and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Harrisburg.
At Harrisburg High School, Rod wrestled and played football. Rod was a Civil War buff, an avid Notre Dame fan, loved Coca-Cola, and enjoyed Barbeque and making BBQ sauce. What Rod loved most though, was his family and time spent with them.
Rod is survived by his wife, Melinda Wolf; two daughters, Meredith Wolf and Micaylen Wolf of Harrisburg; a brother, Thomas Wolf and wife Janet of Marion, Illinois; a sister, Diane Bender and husband, John of Evansville, Indiana; sister-in-law, Melody Sexton of Carmi, Illinois; uncles, Dr. Peter John Horn and wife Lea, of Spokane, Washington, Dr. Paul Conrad Horn and wife, Barbara of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Frank J. “Bud” Wolf of Eldorado, Illinois; nieces and nephews, Thomas John Bender, Katherine D. Bender, Tommy Wolf, Julie Wolf, Jennifer Godfrey, Will Godfrey, and Kathleen Godfrey; cousins, Jennifer Horn, Maryanne, Joe, Greg and Karen Wolf; and lifelong friends, Paul Myers Jr., Rick Lane, and Tony Crisman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Margaret Wolf; father and mother-in-law, Albert C. and Beulah Mae Kidd; and brother-in-law, Joseph M. Sexton.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 P.M., Sunday, December 4, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 A.M., Monday, December 5, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Harrisburg. Father Abraham Adejoe will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mayo Clinic’s “Brains Together for a Cure” in consideration of his wife, Melinda. Envelopes with more information will be available at the funeral home.
1924 - 2016
Pauline was born on September 9, 1924 in Johnston City, IL to the late Roy and Fultie (Nunn) Thurmond. On April 26, 1945 she married Dempsie Crabb and he preceded her in death on November 22, 2004. She worked during World War II as a keypunch operator, and then helped her mother run the Clyffe Café Restaurant. She also helped her husband run the Herod Catfish Farm. She was best known far and wide as the “best babysitter in Harrisburg” where she worked for countless families! She was a 60 plus year member of the Dorrisville Baptist Church.
Surviving family member include her three sons: Daren Crabb of Harrisburg, Ernest Crabb of Bodega Bay, California and Steve Crabb and wife Cara of Herod; four grandchildren: Jeremy Wallace and wife Tara, Jaylyn Fromm and husband Derrek, Laura Winkleman and husband Chris and Stephen Crabb and wife Sherrie; ten great-grandchildren.
Pauline was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Terry Dean Crabb, brother, Ed Thurmond and twin brother Eugene Thurmond and three sisters: Vivian Demoss, Nadine Ledbetter and Marchetta Lambert.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the Dorrisville Baptist Church in Harrisburg. Rev. Dewayne Taylor and Rev. Chris Winkleman will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 AM to service time Tuesday, November, 29, 2016 at the Dorrisville Baptist Church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Dorrisville Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church.
Kim Lynette Grounds
1958 - 2016
Kim was born on February 28, 1958 in Harrisburg to the late Barbara Baer. On March 13, 1982 she married Michael W. Grounds and he survives. Kim was a retired caseworker at Coleman Tri-County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisburg.
Surviving family members include her husband Michael Grounds of Harrisburg; daughter: Tristyn Grounds (Nick Fowler); stepchildren: Brian Jump and Dustan Smith; grandchildren: Addyson Cockrum, Cooper Givens, Cameron Castros and another grandbaby on the way; step-grandkids: Jacob Jump, Dezerae Smith, Keylee Smith and Kate Smith; aunt: Shelby Hooten; Uncle: J.D. (Donna) Baer; brother-in-law: Alan Grounds; sister: Kris McGhee; brother: Kyle McGhee; many nieces and nephews.
Kim was preceded in death by her daughter, Michaella Grounds, mother, Barbara McGhee and grandmother, Dolly Christian.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 10 AM, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Sunset Garden Cemetery in Harrisburg. Rev. Jack Lucas will officiate. Those wishing to attend are asked to gather at the cemetery.
Thomas Alden Alexander
1933 - 2016
Alexander, age 83, a resident of
He was born March 26, 1933, in Harrisburg, to the late Luther and Margie Bell (Dixon) Alexander. On March 3, 1961, he married Mary Anne (Endsley), and she survives. Tom was a licensed land surveyor for the Illinois Department of Transportation, a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict and a member of First Church of God.
He is survived by his wife Mary Anne Alexander of Harrisburg, daughter: Karen and husband Blake McConnell of Harrisburg; son: Steve and wife Pam Alexander of Murray KY; 5 grandchildren: Allie and husband Dustin Alsbrooks of Waverly, KY; Braden and Paige McConnell of Harrisburg; Dylan and Emma Alexander of Murray, KY; 1 great-grand daughter: Ellery Alsbrooks of Waverly, KY; sister: Marianne and husband Gene Lyon of Harrisburg; Bro: Curt Alexander of Harrisburg; sister-in-law: Janette Alexander of Harrisburg along with several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Rachel Anne Alexander, and brothers: Guthrie and Lyndel "Toad" Alexander.
Funeral services were held at 12 Noon, Friday, November 25, 2016 at the First Church of God. Rev. Dan Masters officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery in Harrisburg. Veterans Rites were conducted by the Harrisburg & Carrier Mills American Legion, the VFW and the Navy. Visitation was 10 AM to service time Friday, November, 25, 2016 at First Church of God. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Church of God.
Maurice Kingsley "Morris" McConnell
"Morris" McConnell, age 90, a resident of
He was born on May 1, 1926 to Kingsley Edward and Ethel Mae (Renshaw) McConnell in Saline County. On June 5, 1951, he married Betty Shea, and she survives. Maurice was a farmer and an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Buena Vista Community Church but recently attended Little Chapel Church.
He is survived by his wife Betty McConnell of Harrisburg, daughter, Sally and husband Jeff Phipps of Harrisburg; sons-in-law: Elvis Riley of Harrisburg and Mike Hernandez of Galatia; one sister, Betty Mazikas of Raleigh, and a sister-in-law, Lucy McConnell of Harrisburg; Grandchildren: Jerad and wife Connie Hernandez, Kari and husband Cory Ellet, Jason and wife April Douglas, David Riley, Adam Riley, Emily Phipps, Amy and husband Nick Mott and Matthew Phipps along with 4 Great-Grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by daughters: Linda Hernandez and Brenda Riley, three brothers, Eugene, Raymond and Harold McConnell and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel with Jeff Rush and Darrell Eisenhauer officiating. Burial followed in Wolf Creek Cemetery in Eldorado. Veterans Rites were conducted by the Harrisburg & Carrier Mills American Legion, the VFW and the National Guard. Visitation was 11 AM to service time Tuesday, November, 22, 2016 at the funeral home. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Marilyn Kay Potts
1954 - 2016
Marilyn Kay Potts, age 62, of Harrisburg, passed away at 6:53 PM, Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Harrisburg Medical Center.
Marilyn was born on July 1, 1954 in Eldorado, IL to the late Arthur Cyril and Teddy Lucile (Sailsbury) Smith. On December 26, 1975, she married Danny Potts and he survives. She was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.
Surviving family members include her husband, Danny Potts of Harrisburg, sons: Nathan Potts and Eric Potts of Harrisburg; sisters: Dr. Patricia Smith of Ridgway, and Marcia and husband Robert Barnett of Carmi; and brother: Gordon and wife Mary Lou Smith of Harrisburg. Several Nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents and children: Adam and Jessica Potts
Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Sunday November 20, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Ron Reed officiated. Burial followed in Jackson Cemetery in Ridgway. Visitation was from 5 to 8 PM, Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Liberty Baptist Church.
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