Phyllis Ann Foster, Travis M. Gilbert, Karen Sue Gress, Todd J. LaBounty, Jeanne Walters

Phyllis Ann Foster

Phyllis Ann Foster, 72, Winslow, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

She was born on Nov. 19, 1946 to Ernest and Dorothy (Wooten) Haynes in New Albany. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She also attended the Petersburg Free Methodist Church. 

Phyllis is survived by her husband of 57 years, Theodore “Ted” Foster; her son, David Foster and his wife, Winnie; grandchildren Abbigayle Foster, Jacob Foster, Sam Theising, and Isaac Theising; her brother, William Haynes; and her sister, Peggy Ann Sutton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Woodrow Haynes; and sisters Mary Beaven and Betty Thomas. 

Services for Phyllis will be 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Free Methodist Church in Petersburg. Burial will follow at Ashby Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the church . In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial contributions by made to St. Jude Children's Hospital at Harris Funeral Home is entrusted with care.

Travis M. Gilbert

Travis M. Gilbert, 38, of Vincennes, died at 4:20 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

He worked in construction.

Survivors include his mother, Debra S. Gilbert; his sons, Tanner Gilbert, Trenton Gilbert and Bentley Gilbert; and his sisters, Ashley Mincey and Shannon Hendrix.

Private services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to his family to be donated in his memory to various charities. Duesterberg-Fredrick is honored to assist the Gilbert family during their time of loss.

Karen Sue Gress

Karen Sue Gress, 55, of Princeton, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Williamson Medical Center in Franklin, Tennessee.

She was born on July 12, 1963 in Vincennes, the daughter of Orval G. Klein and Emma Janice (McCoy) Klein. She graduated from Palestine High School in 1981 and attended Wabash Valley College, graduating with a degree in agricultural business in 1983. Karen lived in Ellery, Illinois, and worked for Wabash Valley Co-Op until moving to Princeton where she worked for Miles Farm Center, now known as Nutrient Agricultural Solutions, for 25 years. On Aug. 2, 2003, she married Dave W. Gress of Princeton. Together they started Gress Farms, where they raised registered and commercial cattle along with three sons. Karen was known for her devotion to her family and her generous heart.

Karen is survived by her husband of 16 years, Dave W. Gress; children Jason Gress, John Clark, and Justin Clark; siblings Sarah Shepherd and William Klein, both of Palestine; a core of life-long special friends; and her beloved little dog, Frankie. 

She was preceded in death by both sets of grandparents; her mother and father; and a brother, Kevin Klein. 

A funeral service will be 10 a.m. CDT on Saturday at Colvin Funeral Home with interment at Columbia White Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. CDT on Friday at the funeral home. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be given to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Suite 300, 2600 Network Blvd., Frisco, TX 75034. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home. Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Gress family.

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Todd J. LaBounty

Todd J. LaBounty, 60, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 6, 1958 in Bloomington, Illinois, the son of James A. and Wanda (Rogers) LaBounty. He married Sally Harness in September of 1977 and she survives. Todd worked at Snap-On Tools, the Vincennes Sun Commercial, and most recently at the Walmart Distribution Center. He enjoyed cooking, barbecuing, spending time with his African parrot, Cairo, and walking his dog, Moses. He was an avid chess player and Illinois sports fan. Spending time with his beloved grandchildren was what he enjoyed most of all.

Survivors include his wife, Sally; his mother, Wanda of Lawrenceville; one son, Jesse LaBounty of Portland, Oregon; one daughter, Anna Kim and her husband, Robert, of Green Bay, Wisconsin; one brother, Scott LaBounty and his wife, Carol, of Orange, California; his father-in-law, Don Harness of Lawrenceville; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marcia and Larry Pratt, of Lester, Alabama; two grandchildren, Lucy Kim and Grace Kim; and nieces and nephews Robert LaBounty, Stacia LaBounty, Laurel LaBounty, and Tyler Parrott.

Preceding him in death were his father, James; his sister-in-law, Tracy Harness; his mother-in-law, Alice Harness; and his nephew, Thadd Parrott.

Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. CDT on Saturday at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. CDT on Friday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society.

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Jeanne Walters

Jeanne Walters, 88 of Bridgeport, Illinois, died on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

She worked at Indian Refinery and Texaco and a member of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. CDT on Monday at the Cunningham Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Cresthaven Memorial Park Cemetery near Claremont. Visitation will be 10 a.m. CDT un til the hour of services on Monday at the funeral home.

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Debara S. “Deb” Melvin, 68, of Vincennes, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Goodwin Funeral Home. 


Bellinger, Marva Lou, died April 5. Services: 11 a.m. CDT today at the Pleasant Ridge Christian Church. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. CDT today and 10 a.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the church. Memorials: New Hebron Christian School. Condolences:

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.”

Kizer, Robert K., died April 6. Services: 7 p.m. CDT today at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Homes, Lawrenceville, Illinois. Visitation: 5 p.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorials: Shriner’s Hospital for Children or the Lawrence County Humane Society. Condolences:

Stremming, Carol, died April 5. Services: 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Word of Life Church in Bicknell. Burial: Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery in Westphalia. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the church. Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospice. Condolences:  

Unsworth, George William II, died April 4. Services: 1 p.m. on Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery.


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