Ellen J. Wyatt, 76, of Vincennes, assed away on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017 at Gentle Care Nursing Center with her family at her bedside. Arrangements are pending at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home.


Askren, Dorothy J., died Oct. 12. Services: 2 p.m. CDT today at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Cresthaven Memorial Park. Condolences:

Burrell, Bertha Jane, died Oct. 14. Services: 1 p.m. CDT on Thursday at Glasser Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Illinois. Burial: Bridgeport Township Cemetery. Condolences:

Cook, Michael Robert, died Aug. 12. Services: 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Condolences:

Crouch, Helen Waggoner, died Oct. 13. Services: 1 p.m. CDT on Thursday at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Illinois. Burial: Bridgeport City Cemetery. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. CDT today and noon CDT until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences:

Lee, Donald G., died Oct. 16. Services: 2 p.m. on Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 1:30 p.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the cemetery. Condolences:

Lutkemeier, Carl E., died Oct. 6. Services: 1 p.m. on Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery Tower II Mausoleum. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: St. John United Church of Christ or the Independence Fund (which provides mobility equipment for veterans).

McNew, Virginia Lou, died Oct. 14. Services: 1 p.m. today at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Burial: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Petersburg. Visitation: noon until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Condolences:

Morris, Willard Allan Rodgers, died Oct. 14. Services: 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. James Episcopal Church. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 9 a.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the church. Memorials: St. James Episcopal Church. Condolences:


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