Carolyn Sue Durham, Karen Sue Finkelstein, Eddie Wayne Ravellette, Wesley R. Tumey

Carolyn Sue Durham

Carolyn Sue Durham, 76, formerly of Vincennes, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Timberlake Care Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

She was born Oct. 9, 1942 in Lawrenceville, Illinois to Jacob and Beulah (Crawford) Elder. Carolyn had worked as a payroll clerk for Packaging Corporation in Vincennes and in the accounting office for Linc in Belleville, Illinois. While living in Vincennes she attended the Franklin Heights Christian Church and was a member of the Moose Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bridge, knitting, crocheting, and quilting.

Surviving are her son, Burt Durham and his wife, Durenda, of Independence, Missouri; her brothers, Glenn Elder and his wife, Margaret, of St. Charles, Missouri, and Eldon Elder of Mount Vernon; her sister, Nellie Bruce of St. Charles, Missouri; and her two grandchildren, Brianna and Aidan Durham.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Durham, whom she married on March 30, 1963 and who preceded her on Feb. 25, 2013; a brother, Charles Elder; and a sister, Virginia Elder.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with Pastor Ray Tromley officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until the hour of services on Monday at the funeral home. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Carolyn Durham.

Karen Sue Finkelstein

Karen Sue Finkelstein, 77, of Atlanta, died on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Karen was born on Nov. 29, 1941 in Vincennes. She graduated in 1963 from Jewish Hospital in St. Louis with a nursing degree. Karen and Marvin David Finkelstein were married for 50 years. Karen was a devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend and grandmother. She was a talented artist, specializing in colored charcoal and pastel paintings. Karen loved to play tennis, cards and rummikub. She could always be found in the game room where she lived. At the young age of 48, Karen was hit by a car as a pedestrian in Jamaica and spent close to 30 years as a member of the disabled community. She spent all of those years advocating for disability rights and teaching nursing students, medical personnel and those around her about the special needs and restrictions of those with spinal cord injuries. Her family and friends will always remember her as an incredibly strong and courageous woman who always saw the positivity in people and situations.

Karen is survived by her brother, John Karp and his wife, Marylan; her sister, Beverly Mahone and her husband, Tom; her daughter, Jennifer Hall and her daughter, Christopher; and her grandchildren, Jordan and Andrew Hall.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin David Finkelstein; her brother, Sol Karp and his wife, Sharon; and her parents, Ben and Jeannette Karp.

A memorial service will be 11 a.m. CDT on Monday at Congregation Dor Tamid in Atlanta. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made be made to either Congregation Dor Tamid or to One Good Deed, a program of Jewish Family & Career Services of Atlanta that supports people with disabilities, 4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338.

Eddie Wayne Ravellette

Eddie Wayne Ravellette, 71 of Princeton, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019.

He was born on Jan. 22, 1948 in Oaktown. Ed served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was also a member of the American Legion, VFW, 40 et 8, Eagles Lodge, Moose Lodge and National Rifle Association. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter.

Ed is survived by his wife, Emma Ravellette, of Princeton; sons Eddie Wayne Ravellette Jr. of Evansville and Raymond Ravellette and his wife, Mollie, of Patoka; a brother, Bradley Ravellette and his wife, Irene, of Oaktown; and his grandchildren Alexis, Nola, Sam, Lucas and Baron Ravellette.

He was preceded in his death by his parents, Chester and Lois Ravellette, as well as two brothers.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Friday at Fredrick and Son McClure Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Burial will in at St. Vincent Cemetery. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home.

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Wesley R. Tumey

Wesley R. Tumey, 73, of Vincennes, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 with his family at his bedside.

Wes was born on May 12, 1945 in Vincennes, the son of Wesley Oren and Clara Rose McGavic Tumey. Wes served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked for the Vincennes Community School Corp. and he drove a bus for the school. He married Mary M. Sanders on March 17, 1978. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and gun collector. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Mary M. Tumey; his sons, Scott Michael Tumey and his wife, Andrea, of Vincennes, Dustin Ray Tumey of Vincennes, Thea Bond and her husband, Terry, of Union City, Tennessee, and Wesley O. “Duke” Tumey Smith of Illinois; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and his sisters, Ann Painter of Vincennes, Doris Mastro and her husband, Frank, of Dennison, Illinois, Barbara Tumey of Vincennes, Judy Swope of Huntingburg, and Mary Merryman and her husband, Harold, of Washington.

Wes was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Matthew Tumey.

The public is invited to attend a gravesite service at 11 a.m. on Friday at the Memorial Park Cemetery. He will be laid to rest next to his son. Military honors will be presented by the All Weather Firing Squad. Memorial contributions may be made to Vincennes Community School Corp. for the Special Needs Children. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist the Tumey Family during their time of loss


Thomas Henry Gaddy, 87, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes. Arrangements are pending with Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home.


Bartle, Eugene, died May 1. Services: 1 p.m. CDT on Friday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials: Heritage Baptist Church. Condolences:


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