John Lowell Curry, Steven Lawrence Decker, Carl W. Hartsburg, Bertanna June Stewart

John Lowell Curry

John Lowell Curry, 70, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died on Monday, March 18, 2019.

He had worked at WAKO.

Survivors include his son, Christopher Curry, and a sister, Linda Beanblossom.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. CDT on Friday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. CDT on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society.

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Steven Lawrence Decker

Steven Lawrence Decker, 60, of Vincennes, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019.

He worked as a salesman for Wabash Food Service

Survivors include; two sons, Cody Decker and Corey Decker, and three brothers, Mike Decker, Gary Decker and Earl Decker.

Ffuneral services will be noon on Saturday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, 313 Church St, Vincennes Chapel. Burial will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home.

Carl W. Hartsburg

Carl W. Hartsburg, 96, of Vincennes, formerly of Wheatland, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the BridgePointe Health Campus.

Born on Jan. 10, 1923 in Oaktown, he was the son of William Carl and Claudia Ann (Dawson) Hartzburg. Carl was a brakeman for the B & O Railroad, working on trains primarily between Cincinnati and St. Louis. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army. His first action was in the Ardennes Forest, and he was part of the liberation of Germany. During his service in the army he earned two bronze stars and a silver star. While living in Wheatland, Carl enjoyed farming, and had a farm stand along U.S. 50.

Surviving are his step-son, Robert J. Murray and his wife, Donna, of St. Louis; his nieces, Ann Dix and her husband, Ron, of Vincennes, Janice Perigo and her husband, Dean, of Evansville, Cathy Halbert and her husband, Kerry, of Chase City, Virginia, and Beth Hartzburg; his nephew, Charles Hartzburg of Crawfordsville; his daughter-in-law, Debbie Murray of St. Louis; his grandchildren, Michelle Murray-Garozzo and her husband, Vince, Angela Haffer and her husband, Bud, and Christopher Murray and his wife, Lesa; six great-grandchildren; and several great-nieces and nephews.

His parents; his wife, Mary (Moore) Hartsburg; a daughter, Carla Hartsburg; his sisters, Ruby Strate and Minnie Summers; his brother, Raymond Hartzburg; and a grandson preceded him.

Friends may visit with Carl’s family from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with funeral services to begin at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Oaktown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ruby & Gib Strate Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Bertanna June Stewart

Bertanna June Stewart, 80, of Oaktown, slipped into the arms of Jesus with her family by her side at 9 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the BridgePointe Health Campus.

She was born June 26, 1938 in Vincennes to Harold and Jean (Davison) Moyes. June was a 50-plus-year member of the Emison United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. She was well known for her yeast rolls and enjoyed reading, quilting, gardening, canning, and watching her hummingbirds. She retired as a matron after 31 years at North Knox West Elementary.

Those surviving to cherish June’s memories are her husband, John Stewart of Oaktown whom she married on June 7, 1957; her children, Susan Battles and her husband, Kreg, of Vincennes, Jana Howder and her husband, Jay, of Bruceville, and Christy Carie and her husband, Brian, of Vincennes; a sister, Kennita Piper of Bardstown, Kentucky; her grandchildren, Ian Battles and his wife, Molly, Megan Seibert and her husband, Michael, Brooke Hulen, Ashley Bombeck and her husband, Ryan, Jason Howder, and Zachary Carie; along with 10 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Harold Moyes Jr.; and two sisters, Donna Hawkins and Sue Ellerman.

A Celebration of June’s Life will be 1 p.m. on Friday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with Pastors Jarrod Chattin and Doug Witt officiating. Burial will be in the Morris Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Good Samaritan Hospice. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Bertanna June Stewart.


Flummerfelt, Joseph, died March 1. Services: 11 a.m. on May 3 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. Memorials: University of Illinois School of Music Advancement, 1114 W. Nevada St., Urbana, IL 61801 for “Joseph R Flummerfelt Graduate Choral Music Fund,” or DePauw University, Robert G. Bottoms Alumni and Development Center, 201 E Seminary St., Greencastle, IN 46135, for the “Joseph Flummerfelt Endowed Music Scholarship.”

Freeman, Leroy, died March 15. Services: 11 a.m. CDT today at Shiloh Baptist Church, Bridgeport, Illinois. Burial: Bridgeport City Cemetery. Memorials: Carmi Baptist Children’s Home. Condolences:

Shelton, Evelyn, died March 17. Services: 1 p.m. today at Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home, 505 Main St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery.


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