Sandra Lynn Goddard, Alvina Mary Perry, Mary Lou Ray

Sandra Lynn Goddard

Sandra Lynn Goddard, 67, of Lawrenceville, Illinois died on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.

She had worked as a floral designer.

Survivors include two daughters, Tiffany Dennis and Catherine Williams; two sons Charlie Halley and Chris Halley; and two brothers, Terry Goddard and Scott Goddard.

Sandra’s final wishes were to be cremated. A private family service will be conducted at a later date. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Alvina Mary Perry

Alvina Mary (Castellanos) Perry, 74, of Vincennes, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at Saint Vincent’s Hospital in Evansville.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1944. She was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, where she served in many auxiliaries as teacher and leader. She was also a devoted Temple patron. She was active in civic affairs and genealogical research. She and her family made their home in Vincennes in the 1970s, after moving here from Chicago. She attended Vincennes University and graduated with distinction having earned an associate degree in 1977. She graduated from the Dotolo Institute Inc. in Florida in 1988. She then completed the course work at the National Association of Certified Natural Health Professionals in 2011. She had a deep love for learning and enjoyed traveling and seeing new and interesting places.

She was employed as the activities director at the United Methodist Village in Illinois. She taught swimming and served as a lifeguard. She served as an adjunct professor at Vincennes University and was employed at Good Samaritan Hospital as a monitor technician. She worked at Natural Blessings Health Food Store and owned and operated Therapeutic Health Center in Vincennes, where she served many clients. 

She is survived by her children, Robert Perry and his wife, Kathy, of New York, and Theresa Wachholder and her husband, Mike, of Wisconsin; two sisters, Delores Schildgen and Shirley “Toots” Warrington, both of Chicago; a nephew, Ron Schildgen and his wife, Marsha; her “daughter” Christina Hau and her husband, Qun, originally from Hong Kong and now residing in Carmel; her nieces and nephews; grandchildren; many close friends in the Vincennes area; and her faithful canine companion, Sara Lee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Santos and Josephine (Kulisek) Castellanos; her beloved son, Kenny Perry; two brothers, Paul and Santos Castellanos; and a sister, Theresa Carlson.

A private celebration of life will be scheduled at a later date.  Goodwin Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

Mary Lou Ray

Mary Lou Ray, 62, of Vincennes, went to her heavenly home on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. 

Mary Lou was born on March 22, 1957 in Vincennes to the late Mary Antoinette (Rabold) Ray and Melvin Vincent Ray. She was a 1975 graduate of Rivet High School. Mary Lou was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews and going out of her way to do things for those she loved.

Mary Lou is survived by her siblings, Cheryl “Sherry” Kimbrell and her husband,Dan, of Boiling Springs, South Carolina; Mick Ray and his wife, Carol, of Vincennes, Rick Ray and his companion, Della Davis, of Vincennes, Steve Ray and his wife, Mary, of Vincennes, and Ed Ray of Vincennes; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Joe, Jim, and Johnny Ray; and one sister, Nancy Murphy.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Monday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. on Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2004 N. Second St, with Father Tony Ernst officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association at 8604 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46250.

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Jones, Dewey E., died Sept. 25. Services: 1 p.m. CDT on Monday at the Sumner (Ill.) Cemetery. Condolences:

Slater, Christopher Lee, died Sept. 14. Services: 10 a.m. today in Bruceville Cemetery. Condolences:

Wonning, Elizabeth J., died Sept. 26. Services: noon on Monday at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 6990 S. Decker Road. Burial: in the church cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Monday at the church. Memorials: St. Peter Lutheran Church.


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