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Area Obituaries

Joan M. Gutjahr

Joan M. Gutjahr, age 79, Coulterville, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 10:53 a.m., in her home surrounded by her family. Joan was born on July 23, 1942 in St. Louis, MO, a daughter to Fahrner L. and Catherine (McMenemee) Miller. On September 2, 1961, she married Charles Gutjahr in St. Anthony…

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Louella F. King

Mrs. Louella King of Okawville, IL departed this life in the Friendship Manor Health Care Center in Nashville, IL on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 12:32 A.M. She had attained the age of 71 years, 3 months, and 17 days. Louella was born in Wilmington, OH on June 21, 1950 the daughter Leonard J. and…

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Joann (Cox) Cathcart

Joann (Cox) Cathcart of Alachua, Florida, formerly of Nashville, passed away on September 4, 2021 at Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville, FL. She had attained the age of 60 years.  Joann was born on April 4, 1961 in Belleville, the daughter of James E. and Alethea J. Laurent Cox. She was preceded in death by…

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Bob J. Briles

Bob J. Briles of Nashville, IL, departed this life at 7 A.M. on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at his home among his family. He had reached the age of 88 years, 10 months, and 15 days. Bob was born November 4, 1932, in Kansas City, MO to William O. and Bulah A. (Shehorn) Briles. He…

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Robert F. Going

Mr. Robert Going of Plum Hill, IL departed this life in the Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 10:23 P.M. He had attained the age of 67 years, 7 months, and 13 days. Robert was born in Centralia, IL on February 1, 1954, the son of Erwin and Regina…

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Doris J. Gagen

Doris J. Gagen, nee Beuckman, 76, of St. Libory, IL, born April 30, 1945 in East St. Louis, IL died Monday, Sept. 13, 2021 at her home.  Doris was a retired support services specialist for the Department of Children and Family Services, a master homemaker, a foster parent to 30+ children and a lifetime member…

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Ronald D. Porter

Ron Porter of Okawville, IL departed this life in the Barnes/Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO on Friday, September 10, 2021, at 2:51 P.M. He had attained the age of 70 years, 2 months, and 5 days. Ronald was born in Mt. Vernon, IL on July 5, 1951, the son of Frank and Fern (nee…

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Frances M. Rueter

Frances Mae Rueter, 86 of Centralia, passed away at 8:24 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Fireside House Nursing Home in Centralia.  She was born on October 21, 1934 in Irvington Township, the daughter of Martin and Esther Dodillet Selle. She married Elden Richard Rueter on June 28, 1958 at Trinity Lutheran Church in…

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Linda L. Hawkins

Mrs. Linda L. Hawkins of Ashley, IL departed this life at Washington County Hospital in Nashville, IL on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 7:47 AM. She had attained the age of 79 years, 4 months and 10 days. Mrs. Hawkins was born on April 27, 1942 at Richview, IL the daughter of William and Nina…

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Patricia J. “Patty” Martens

Mrs. Patricia J. “Patty” Martens of Nashville, IL departed this life at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, IL on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 5:07 AM.  She had attained the age of 57 years, 9 months and 28 days. Patty was born on November 10, 1963, the daughter of Wilber M. and Ollie M. (Jones)…

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