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Ronald James Seets, Sr.

1939 - 2014

     Ronald James Seets, Sr., age 75, of Harrisburg, passed away at 3:50 PM, Thursday, December 18, 2014 at his residence in Harrisburg.

     Ron was born in Pontiac, Michigan, on July 13, 1939 to  Cledith E. and Clara Loucille (Chiappelli) Seets.  He married Lillian Irene Adams on July 23, 1960 and she survives in Harrisburg.  Ron was a longtime Barber, avid Bulldog fan,  and member of Dorrisville Baptist Church.

     In addition to his wife Irene, Ron is survived by a son, Ronald J. Seets, Jr., of Vienna, mother, Clara Seets; six grandchildren, Ronnie Seets, III, and wife Andrea of Florida; Riley Nichole Bird and husband Jordan, of Marion, Illinois; Clarissa Seets of Benton, Illinois; Rachel Leigh Russell and husband Nick of Harrisburg, Lynsi Raye Seets of Chicago, Illinois; and Ferryn Dawn Bratcher of Harrisburg; ten great grandchildren; and 2 brothers: Charles Allen Seets of Luther, Michigan and Cledith Gene Seets of Waterford, MI.

     Ron was preceded in death by his father, Cledith E. Seets, and son, Robin Scott Seets.

     Graveside services will be held at 2 PM, Monday, December 22, 2014  at Maplelawn Park Cemetery in Paducah, Kentucky.  Rev. Dewayne Taylor will officiate. Burial will follow there in Maplelawn Park Cemetery.  Visitation will be held, from 10 AM to 12 PM, Monday, December 22, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel.  Memorials may be made to Dorrisville Baptist Church and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Nell Evangeline Cox

1928 – 2014


     On December 12, 2014 at 2:40 a.m., Nell Evangeline Cox of Harrisburg, IL departed this life to be in the presence of God.  Nell was born on December 4, 1928 to Joe and Edith Hurford.  She was raised in the Sycamore community of Hardin County, IL and attended the one room grade school there, and Rosiclare High School.  Nell made a profession of faith at the age of 16 at a revival at the Keeling Hill Baptist Church.  At 18, she was baptized at the First Baptist Church of Springfield, IL. 

Nell married Bernard G. Cox on March 13, 1953.  He preceded her in death in 2002.  She and Bernard raised their children in Hardin County.  

She is survived by daughters Nancy L. Oshel and husband Michael, and Elaine G. Jerrels and husband Bill.  Her grandchildren are Alison Oshel Cook and husband Jason, Travis Jerrels and wife Arielle, Matthew Oshel and wife Bethany, Elizabeth Nell Jerrels Dennison and husband Tyler, and Rebecca Lynn Jerrels.  Nell’s great grandchildren are Davis Elliot (Eli) Oshel and Hudson Elisabeth Oshel.  Nell was preceded in death by her parents and grandson Eric Scott Jerrels.

Nell was a loving mom and grandma.  She loved spring, and the hills and hollows, trees and rocks of Hardin County.  She was a talented seamstress.   All of her loved ones enjoy the quilts she made.  She will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. 

A graveside service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on December 20, 2014 at Empire Cemetery in Elizabethtown, IL.  All friends and family are invited to attend.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, The American Cancer Society, or Dorrisville Baptist Church.

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Martha Roberta Donley

1932 - 2014

     Martha Roberta Donley, age 82, of Harrisburg, passed away at 5:35 PM, Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

     Roberta was born on Monday, August 15, 1932 in West Frankfort, to the late Earl and Norma (Tate) Garner.  She married Arthur Donley on Monday, August 28, 1950. Roberta was a very loving wife, mother and grandmother.  She was so precious and greatly loved by her family and by all the children at her church. Roberta was a member of the Bible Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and worked with the youth. She made dough for Mackie's Pizza for 20 years. 

     Roberta is survived by her husband, Arthur Donley of Harrisburg; son, Ted Donley of Harrisburg; daughter, Cathy Burtis and husband Joe of Equality; daughter, Debra King of Eldorado; daughter, Pam Shoemaker and husband, Steve of Vienna; daughter, Kimberly Hunt and husband Ben, of Altenburg, Missouri; twelve grandchildren: Jeana Winters and husband Mike, Teddy David (Lesia) Donley, Joseph Burtis and wife Kelly, Edward Burtis, Sara Lands and husband Nick, Ben Donley, Caleb King, Stephanie Tanner and husband John, Adam Shoemaker and wife Kimberly, Heather Shoemaker, Amanda Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell and Klayton Hunt; seventeen great grandchildren, two great-great  grandchildren, and sister, Margaret Felty of Carrier Mills.

    Roberta was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Norma Garner, three brothers, and son-in-law, Brian King.

     Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Friday, December 12, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Bob Jones officiated.  Burial followed in Liberty Cemetery. Visitation was held from 11 AM to 1 PM, Friday, December 12, 2014 at Reed Funeral Chapel.

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