Mary Lou Hill, Drew A. Roach, Marcella A. Tykal, Donna Lea Wells
Mary Lou Hill
Mary Lou Hill, 79, of Vincennes, passed away 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at Kindred North Hospital in Indianapolis.
Mary Lou was born on March 15, 1940, the daughter of Floyd and Louella Reed Steel. She was a 1958 graduate of St. Rose Academy and she married Howard A. Hill on Sept. 12, 1964 and they made their life together for over 55 Years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and she enjoy helping others rather than herself. Mary Lou was a devoted mother, wife, grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her husband, Howard A. Hill of Vincennes; a son, Daniel Hill and his wife, Ann, of Vincennes; her grandchildren, Danielle Hill, Brittany Snider, Ashley Marshall and Amber Leal; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Randy Joe Hill; her parents; and a brother, Ross Steel.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2004 N. Second St., with Father Tony Ernst officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Mount Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Memorial contributions can be made to the Sacred Heart Building Fund. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist Mary Lou’s family during their time of loss.
Online condolences can be made at duesterbergfredrick.com.
Drew A. Roach
Drew A. Roach, 23, of Vincennes, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.
He was born on Feb. 16, 1996 in Evansville to Tami J. Prather and Alan J. Roach. Drew enjoyed basketball and watching LeBron James play. He loved his family with all his heart and loved his dog Jack.
Drew is survived by his mother, Tami Prather, of Vincennes; his brother, Mitchell York, of Florida; his father, Alan Roach, of Evansville; his maternal grandparents, Larry and Sharon Prather; his paternal grandparents, Larry and Sharon Roach; and by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Friends and family may visit with Drew’s family from 5-7 p.m. today and Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St.
Marcella A. Tykal
Marcella A. Tykal, 87, of Bridgeport, Illinois, died on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.
She owned and operated Tykals’ American Tavern.
Survivors include two daughters, Diane Tykal and Janet Tykal, and a son, Robert Tykal.
Funeral services will be noon CDT on Saturday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County (Ill.) Public Library.
Online condolences may be made at www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.
Donna Lea Wells
Donna Lea Wells, 85, of Bridgeport, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019 at Aperion Care.
She was born on July 7, 1934 in Lawrenceville, Illinois, the daughter of Jesse and Nellie (Marcom) Adams. She married Harold Walter Wells on Oct. 22, 1949, and he preceded her in death on May 15, 1984. Donna was previously employed at George Field, IGA, and Victor Dana, was a dietician at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital, and worked at Walmart. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville.
Donna is survived by two sons, Tony Wells and his wife, Colleen, of Charleston, Illinois, and Buck Wells of Lawrenceville; two sisters, Betty Wiend of Pennsylvania and Mary Reel of Florida; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Donna in death were her husband of 33 years, Harold; her parents; one daughter, Vicki Sue Schrader; and one grandson, J.D. Rousey.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. CDT on Tuesday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville. Burial will take place in Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice.
Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com to view the tribute and to send condolences.
Phyllis M. Keys, 91, of Vincennes, passed away at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2019 at at Colonial Assisted Living. Arrangements are pending at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home.
Cornelius, Anna Lucille, died Sept. 16. Services: 7 p.m. today at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel in Bicknell. Visitation: 5 p.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Condolences: www.duesterbergfredrick.com.
Cozart, Donna Marie, died Sept. 17. Services: 2 p.m. on Saturday at Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home, 505 Main St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Thursday Church.
Green, Robert D. Jr., died Sept. 7. Services: 4-9 p.m. today at the Ritz Charles in Carmel. Memorials: 24 Foundation, the American Diabetes Association. Condolences: www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Parish, Larry E., died Sept. 16. Services: 2 p.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences: www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.
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