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Bonita Faye Petersen

1934 - 2016

     Bonita Faye Petersen, age 81 of Harrisburg, received her wings, on May 28, 2016 at 5:09 PM, when she passed away at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.     Bonita was born on December 31, 1934 in Ridgway, Illinois to the late Clarence E. “Pete” Hish and Minnie Lucille (King) Hish.  Bonita worked for 20 years for US Forest Services where she was a Personnel Officer at the Shawnee National Forest Office. She also worked for 15 years as a secretary for the First Christian Church of Harrisburg where she was also a member.
     Bonita is survived by three children, son, Ty Petersen and wife Jamie of Vienna, Illinois; daughter, Kimberly Kennedy and husband Tommy of Chattanooga, Tennessee; daughter, Nicole King and husband Tiger of Rossville, Georgia; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild; two sisters, Betty Chiti and husband Robert of Staunton, Illinois; and Sharon Johnson and husband Bud of Hoopeston, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held for Bonita Faye Petersen at 11 AM, Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Howard Scott and Rev. Biff Moore will officiate.  Burial will follow in Saint Joseph’s Cemetery at Ridgway.  Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg, Illinois.  Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


 

Laverne Sittig

1923 - 2016

     Laverne Sittig, 93, of Harrisburg, passed away at 11:25 AM,  at Harrisburg Medical Center.

     Laverne was born on November15, 1923 in Harrisburg, Illinois to the late Leslie Earl and Lacie Lee (Potter) Roberts.  On July 4, 1942 she married Vola Logan Sittig and he preceded her in death April 8, 2016.  Lavern was a member of the Eldorado First Baptist Church and she dearly loved her sons, grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great granddaughters.

     Surviving family members include her son: Gene Sittig and wife Buenita of Raleigh; son: Les Sittig and wife La Nell of Mitchellsville; three grandchildren: Drew Sittig and wife Jayme of Lynchburg, VA, LaNette Proctor and husband Jim of Mitchellsville and Lance Sittig and wife Andria of Harrisburg; seven great-grandchildren: Nathan and Noah Sittig of Brentwood, TN, Haley Culkin and husband Brandon of Mitchellsville, Garrett Proctor and Hannah Proctor of Mitchellsville, Brendan and Novelyn Sittig of Harrisburg; two great-great-grandchildren: Ellie May and Eva Leslie Culkin of Mitchellsville;  granddaughter-in-law: Mandi Sittig of Brentwood, TN.

     Laverne was preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, Vola Sittig, parents, grandson, Darryl E. Sittig and a sister, Geneva Roberts and brother Homer Roberts in infancy; and brothers: William Hugh Roberts and Kenneth Lee Roberts.

     Funeral services for Laverne Sittig will be at 1 PM, Monday, May 23, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Pastor Ed Nenonen will officiate. Burial will follow in Lindale Cemetery in Eldorado.  Visitation will be held from 11 AM to 1 PM, Monday, May 23, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel Harrisburg.

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Donald Gene Thomas, Sr.

1936 – 2016

      Donald Gene Thomas, Sr., age 79, of Harrisburg, passed away at 4:30 AM, Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at his residence.

     Donald was born December 9, 1936 in Harrisburg to the late William Henry and Mary (McCutcheon) Thomas.  On October 14, 1956 he married Beverly Ann Bristow and she survives.  Donald worked for the City of Harrisburg for 35 years as the Street and Alley Superintendent.  He liked to fish and hunt arrowheads.  He loved the outdoors and his family. 

     Surviving family members include his wife: Beverly Ann Thomas of Harrisburg; daughter: Mary Combs of Harrisburg; daughter: Ginny (Mark) Adams of Harrisburg; five grandchildren: Jami (Paul) Dunk of Belleville, IL, Ashley Thomas of Harrisburg, Jared Combs of Eldorado, Craig (Brett) Adams of Harrisburg and Sean (Brittany) Adams of Galatia; seven great-grandchildren: Gabe, Evan and Carter Dunk of Belleville, Jayce Combs of Eldorado, Griffin Adams of Harrisburg and Harley and Graycee Adams of Galatia; sister: Virginia Kingston of Harrisburg; several nieces and nephews.

     Donald was preceded in death by his parents, son, Donald Thomas, Jr., three brothers, George, Johnny and Norman Thomas.

      Funeral services were held at 1 PM, Friday, May 20, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Brent Holloway officiated. Burial followed in Liberty Cemetery.  Visitation was from 11 AM to 1 PM, Friday, May 20, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel. For those who wish, donations may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. 
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Belinda Faye Hicks Bethel

1960 – 2016

     Belinda Faye Hicks Bethel, age 56, of Harrisburg, passed away at 3:30 PM, Friday, May 13, 2016 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.

     Belinda was born on March 18, 1960 in Harrisburg to Lela Hester (Milligan) and the late Martin Mallady.  She was married to Joe Hicks for 20 years and they share two children together.  She shared a loving friendship with Eugene Bethel and his family who supported her through her battle with cancer.    

     Surviving family members include her mother: Lela Hester of Harrisburg; two children: Justin (Caitlyn) Hicks of Harrisburg, and Krista Hicks of Harrisburg; grandchildren: Donny Hicks, Lydia Hicks, Jimmy Hicks, Justin Hicks, Jr., Arin Hicks, Ciara Hicks, Brendan Hicks, Jaxon and Jase Hohimer and Devon Hanson and two grandchildren expected later this year; three brothers: Robert (Angela) Mallady of St. Martinsville, LA, Bart (Dana) Mallady of Harrisburg and Brian (Tonja) Hester of Harrisburg; nieces and nephews: Michael Mallady of Melbourne, FL, Amy Mallady of Richmond, VA, Maycee, Will and Ty Hester of Harrisburg; numerous loving aunts and uncles.

     Belinda was preceded in death by her father: Martin Mallady and Step-Father: Chuck Hester.

     Memorial services were held at 1 PM, Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Harold Miller  officiated.  Visitation was from 11 AM to 1 PM, Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel.  For those who wish, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. 

     The family would like to thank Dr. Elliot Partridge and his staff for going far and beyond their basic duties to keep Belinda comfortable in her battle with cancer.       

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Buel Wayne Hardin

1920 - 2016

 
     Buel Wayne Hardin, 96, of Harrisburg, passed away at 8:32 AM, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Illinois.

     Buel was born on January 28, 1920 to Willie and Eva (Keeton) Hardin in Pope County.  He married Floy Faulkner on November 9, 1940 and she preceded him in death on November 15, 1986.  He later married Jewel Juanita (Bailey) Wells, and she survives.  He was a World War II United States Army veteran, and a member of River of Life United Pentecostal Church in Harrisburg.  Buel was formerly a Farm Foreman at Dixon Springs Agricultural Center.  Wayne loved everybody, and was loved by all.

     In addition to his wife Juanita, Buel is survived by a son, Larry Hardin and wife Karen; daughter, Gayla Clark and husband Dennis; step-daughter, Karen Wright and husband Charles; step-son, Jerry Wells and wife Zena; grandchildren: Rhonda Kaylor and husband Lennie, Mike Hardin and wife Gina; Kimberly Dunn and husband Scott, Gerrett Joiner and wife Becky; Andy Clark and wife Lisa, Travis Clark and wife Allison; Matthew Wright, Mandy Curry and husband Brad, Tasha Butler, and husband Ricky; and Jacob Wells; great-grandchildren, Lyndsi Apple and husband Austin, Dustin Gunning; Landon Hoh, Derek Hardin; Brittany Hardin, Ryan Dunn; Cade Joiner, Kayli Joiner; Ryan Hatchett, Maci Clark; Abby Clark, Gavin Clark, Gracie Clark; Genna Clark, Georgie Clark; Jonathan Curry, Cheyenne Curry; Remington Curry, Noah Curry; and Abby Butler; a great-great granddaughter, Emmery Apple; and a great-great grandson, Royce Apple that is due in July.

    Buel was preceded in death by his first wife, Floy Hardin, parents, and a sister, Juanita House.

    Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Saturday, May 14, 2016 at River of Life United Pentecostal Church located at 7 S. Capitol Street in Harrisburg.  Rev. Bobby Gentry and Rev. Jerry Wells officiated and burial followed in Glendale Cemetery.  Military graveside rites were conducted by the Harrisburg and Carrier Mills American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Army National Guard. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 PM, Friday, May 13, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Glendale Cemetery or River of Life United Pentecostal Church. 

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J. W. Feazel

1929 – 2016

     J. W. Feazel, age 86, of Harrisburg, passed away at 5:02 PM, Monday, May 9, 2016 at Harrisburg Medical Center.

     J. W. was born on October 18, 1929 in Harrisburg, to the late Hughie and Lillie (Endicott) Feazel. He married Patty Wilson on July 9, 1955 and she survives.  J. W. was a carpet installer and a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and the Harrisburg American Legion George Hart Post 167. 

     J. W. is survived by his wife: Patty Feazel of Harrisburg; Brother: Bernard Feazel of Harrisburg; Sister: Holly and husband Arthur Webb of Harrisburg and numerous nieces and nephews.

     J. W. was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Robert Feazel and Wallace Feazel; sisters: Bernadette Feazel and Lollatomita Feazel and his grandmother: Ada Dill.

     Services were held at 11 AM, Friday, May 13, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel. Rev. Joe Poirot officiated. Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery with Military Rites by the Harrisburg American Legion and the National Guard. Visitation was from 9 to 11 AM, Friday, May 13, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Epilepsy Foundation or Lighthouse Baptist Church. 

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Richard Lee “Dick” Lawrence

1936 - 2016

 
     Richard Lee “Dick” Lawrence, 80, of Harrisburg, passed away at 10:38 PM, Friday, May 6, 2016 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. 

     Richard was born on February 7, 1936 in Belton, MO to the late Clarence Leroy “Red” and Alice Doretha (Palmer) Lawrence.  On November 23, 1957 he married Mona Healy and she survives.  He was a preparation plant foreman for Amax Coal Company; he was a Navy veteran and a member of McKinley Avenue Baptist Church. 

     Surviving family members include his wife: Mona Lawrence of Harrisburg; two daughters: Lisa Frese and husband Tony of Harrisburg and  Amy Victoria and husband James of Shiloh, IL, IL; three grandchildren: Zackary Frese and wife Valerie of Marion, IL, Gretchen Jones and husband Michael of Johnston City, IL and Mia Victoria of Shiloh, IL; two great-grandchildren: Remington Jones of Johnston City, IL and Adalae Frese of Marion, IL; three brothers-in-law: Paul Vinyard, Steve Easley and Bob McGehee; sister-in-law: Sally Wofford; several nephews.

     Richard was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Phyllis Vinyard and Ann Easley and special aunt and uncle, Jack and Kathryn Palmer.

     Memorial services were held at 1 PM, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  Rev. Billy Dye Jr.  officiated.  Burial followed in Sunset Lawn Cemetery.  Visitation was held from 11 AM to 1 PM, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to McKinley Avenue Baptist Church Building Fund.  

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