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Gretchen Sue English

1939 - 2017


    Gretchen Sue English, age 77, of Harrisburg, passed away at 5:58 PM, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Harrisburg Medical Center.

     Sue was born on October 22, 1939 in Saline County, IL to the late Sam and Eva (Patrick) Yother.  On June 12, 1958 she married Timmis English and he preceded her in death on February 7, 2003.

     Surviving family members include two children: Bruce English and wife Kerri of Lake St. Louis, MO and Scarlett English of Savannah, TN; five grandchildren: Brista Barrington and husband Justin of Carterville, Brittany Taylor and husband Kreig of Eldorado, Brandy Questelle of Harrisburg, Brittany Cannon of Savannah, TN and Brooklyn Cannon of Savannah, TN; five great-grandchildren; brother: Bob Yother and wife Sherry of Anna, IL; two sisters: Connie Glass and husband Gail of Harrisburg and Romaine Carlton and husband Dale of Harrisburg; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Sue was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Samantha English, granddaughter, Candace Fleichmann, two brothers, Don Yother and Bud Yother and  a sister, Joyce Russell.  

         Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Friday, January 20, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Scott Pilkington will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 AM to service time Friday, January 20, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Susan G Komen Foundation.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Paul Arthur Lenzini

1954 - 2017

     Paul Arthur Lenzini was born on June 7, 1954 in Herrin, IL and passed away on January 4, 2017 in Scottsdale, AZ. Paul was the son of Arthur Lenzini and the late Clementine Lenzini of Herrin.

     Paul graduated from Herrin High School in 1976 and went to Quincy College in Quincy, IL where he received a degree in History. Paul worked for Zeigler Coal Company as safety manager and Pepsi Cola in Marion, IL as sales manager. In 1985, he acquired a position in safety at Kerr-McGee in Galatia, IL. After leaving Kerr-McGee, Paul set up his own business, Paul's Piano Service. Paul enjoyed helping his church and community throughout his life. He played organ and taught classes at St. Mary's of Harrisburg, coached soccer for Saline County and accompanied students for musical contests.

     Paul is survived by his wife, Kathy, children, Paula (Michael) English of Phoenix, AZ, and Philip Lenzini (Karen Farrell) of Nashville, TN. He's also survived by his father, Arthur Lenzini, and his siblings Marc (Becky), John (Barb), Matt (Judy), and Jane (Richard) Diehl. He is also survived by 18 nieces and nephews along with 8 great nieces and great nephews.

     Family and friends are invited to a visitation on Monday, January 16, from 5 to 8 PM with Rosary at 7 PM at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. A Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, January 17 at 10 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Harrisburg.  Burial followed in St. Aloysius-Sacred Heart Cemetery west of Ziegler.   In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.  

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Thomas Clyde Alexander

1947 - 2017


     Thomas Clyde Alexander, 69, of Harrisburg, passed away at 4:00 PM, Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville, IN.

     Thomas was born on May 12, 1947 in Harrisburg to the late Guthrie and Elaine (Hise) Alexander.  Tom was a member of the Harrisburg Masonic Lodge #325, the Ainad Shrine Club and Stonefort General Baptist Church.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, westerns, working with his hands and spending time with his daughter and grandchildren and his favorite dog Teddy.  Tom had a gift for storytelling. 

     Surviving family members include his daughter: Terra Vineyard and husband Keith of Harrisburg; grandchildren: Colton Vineyard and Haley Vineyard of Harrisburg, Hunter and Chase Maloney of Harrisburg and Cale, Lance, and Hannah Maloney of Dongola, IL; sister: Linda Chancey and husband Mark of Ridgway, IL; nephew: Billy Joe Brown and wife Angie of Ridgway, IL.

     Tom was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Mikki Pender and a nephew, Alex Pearce.

     Funeral services were held at 7 PM, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Jeff Owens officiated.  Visitation was from 5 to 7 PM, Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brehm Preparatory School.  

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Bobby Beryl Wise

1935 - 2017

     Bobby Beryl Wise, 81, of Harrisburg, passed away at 4:30 PM, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at his residence.

     Bobby was born on January 21, 1935 in Saline County to the late George Lowell and Freda Louise (Kaid) Wise.  He married Margaret Brewer and she preceded him in death in July of 1996.  Bobby was a farmer, a member of Big Ridge Missionary Baptist Church and a graduate of Harrisburg High School.

     Surviving family members include three daughters: Kathy Reed of Harrisburg, Shannon Stacey and husband Brad of West Frankfort and Karen Hunt and husband Shannon of Harrisburg; five grandchildren: Amanda Davis and husband Tracey, Angela Phelps, Stephanie Bailey, Sean Stacey and Logan Hunt; eight great-grandchildren: Alec Peeples, Morgan and Kyndal Davis, Austin Goodson and wife Kacey, Adrienne Phelps (Chris Brown), Mariah, Cherokee and Cheyenne Williams; four great-great-grandchildren; brother: Larry Wise; two sisters: Betty Watkins and Wilma Reese.

    Bobby was preceded in death by his parents and wife Margaret.

     Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Friday, January 13, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Rev. Keith Ital officiated.  Burial  followed in Wolf Creek Cemetery in Eldorado. Visitation was from 5 to 8 PM, Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or the 4H.  

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Darrell V. Dunn

1941 - 2017

 
     Darrell V. Dunn, age 75, of Harrisburg, passed away at 4:27 PM, Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. 

     Darrell was born on Sunday, November 16, 1941 in Saline County, to the late Byford Dunn and Ruth (Bush) Stone.  He married Marlene Randolph in June of 1963 and she survives in Harrisburg.  Darrell worked for Inland Steel Mill in northern Indiana for 6 years and Consolidated Coal Company of Sesser for 32 years.  He was a member of First Church of God in Harrisburg, and he enjoyed motorcycle riding and camping.

     Darrell is survived by his wife Marlene Dunn of Harrisburg; son, Tim Dunn and wife Samilla of northern Kentucky; grandson, Tyler Dunn of northern Kentucky; brother, Lee Dunn and wife Kim of Harrisburg; brothers-in-law, Rick Randolph and wife Debbie of Carrier Mills, Charles Moore and wife Norma of Carrier Mills, and Tom Moore of Harrisburg; sister-in-law – Judy Randolph and family of Carrier Mills; special friend, Jenny Pearce and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

    Funeral services were held at 2 PM, Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Dan Masters officiate and Rev. David Ducommon assisted him.  Burial followed in Salem Cemetery at Carrier Mills.  Visitation was held from 12 PM to 2 PM Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Reed Funeral Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Church of God and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  

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