Brenda Bolding, Jerry Like

Brenda Bolding

Brenda Bolding, 59, of Vincennes, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at Prairie Village in Washington.

Brenda was a 1979 graduate of Lincoln High School and a member of St. John Catholic Church. She had worked at Target while living in Garland, Texas.

Surviving are her brother, Michael Longest, of Longmont, Colorado, and her friends from the Class of 1979.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Friday at St. John Catholic Church, 2004 N. Second St. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of services on Friday at the church. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., is assisting with the arrangements.

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Jerry Like

Dr. Jerry Like, 84, of Elberfeld, peacefully passed away on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones.

Jerry Like

Dr. Jerry Like

He was born to Boyd and Betty (Morning) Like on March 28, 1935 in rural Monroe City. Dr. Like was a graduate of Monroe City High School, Purdue University and the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He practiced family medicine in Elberfeld for 56 years, and also some years in Monroe City.

He will be remembered by his love for family, farming and serving others as a doctor. Much can be said, but let the work he has done speak for him

He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Georgialee (McCoy) Like; his children, Tony Like and Elizabeth “Luann” Perry and her husband, David; four grandchildren, Nichole, Brianna, Danielle and Kyle Perry; and his extended family, Ron Like, Kay Friedmann, Nancy Gines, Steve Like, Tom Thompson and others he included as family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and Butch Like.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Saturday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. CST on Thursday at the New Jerusalem United Methodist Church in Elberfeld, and 5-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Jeans Community Center, Chemo Buddies or the charity of your choice.


Bale, Lillian Murray, died Feb. 2. Services: 1 p.m. CST on Saturday at the IOOF Memorial Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri. Memorials: Lawrence County (Ill.) Humane Society or Good Samaritan Hospice. Condolences:

Born, Myrna Gray, died Jan. 20. Services: 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at United Methodist Church in Mount Clemens, Michigan. Burial: Clinton Grove Cemetery. Memorials: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association.

Clark, Irene, died Feb. 2. Services: 2 p.m. on Thursday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Monroe City.  Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: Blue Jeans Center or the Monroe City Church of God.

Lett, Laura S., died Jan. 31. Services: 8 p.m. on Thursday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel in Bicknell. Visitation: 5 p.m. Until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences:

Moore, Athena D., died Jan. 31. Services: 2 p.m. on Friday at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Visitation: noon until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home.


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