Martha Jane Fuller, Alberta S. Parish, Katherine J. Phegley, Frances E. Woolard

Martha Jane Fuller

Martha Jane Fuller, 70, of Bruceville, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at her residence.

She was born on Sept. 23, 1949 in Decker Chapel to Arvle and Helen (Utterback) Young. She married Eldon Fuller on Nov. 8, 1969 and he survives. Martha was a member of Christ Community Church and retired from Illusions Bridal Shop. She had also worked at Hill’s Department Store and the Diane Shop. Some of her favorite things to do were cooking, sewing, quilting, embroidery, and reading, and she very much enjoyed spending time with her family and loved all her grandkids and great-grands with all her heart.

Those surviving are her husband, Eldon Fuller of Bruceville; her children, Debbie Fuller and her companion, Wayne Primus, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, Dan Fuller and his wife, Crystal, of Bruceville, and Scott Lane and his wife, Amie, of Richmond Hill, Georgia; her brothers and sisters, Wayne Young of Vincennes, Jim Young and his wife, Juli,a of Portland, Mildred “Mid” Walters and her husband, Darrell, of Decker, and Phyllis Helderman of Paris, Illinois; her grandchildren, Grayson, Garrett, and Lyndsay of Bruceville, Bethany and her husband, Jared, of Lawrenceville, Cassie and her husband Bill of Lawrenceville, Brittany of Indianapolis, and Michael and Joe of Richmond Hill; and her great-grandchildren, Landon, Kallie, Beau, of Lawrenceville, Arabella, Myah, and Carson of Lawrenceville, and Jayla of Indianapolis.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two brothers, Leroy and Donald Young; one sister, Phyllis Helderman Young; and her in-laws, Roy and Elzora Fuller. 

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Christ Community Church with Pastor John Charles and Dr. Charles Baxton officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Community Church.

Alberta S. Parish

Alberta S. Parish, 75, of Vincennes, died on Friday Nov. 1, 2019.

She worked as a teacher's aide at Head Start was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

Survivors include two children, Debbie Eck Bates and David Parish Sr.; and one sister, Margaret Diane Eck.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes Vincennes Chapel was honored to assist Alberta's Family with the arrangements.

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Katherine J. Phegley

Katherine J. Phegley, 61, of Vincennes and formerly of Carlisle, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at BridgePointe Health Campus.

She was born on April 22, 1958 in Sullivan County to Richard Phegley and Mary Jane (McCammon) Phegley. Kathy was a 1976 graduate from Sullivan High School and went on to Indiana State University where she graduated with a degree in accounting. She had been employed as an accountant and worked at Sullivan State Bank. She was a member of Shaker Prairie Church and Daughters of the American Revolution.

Survivors include her brother, Randy Phegley and his wife, Carla, of Carlisle; a niece, Lanessa Mullens and her husband, Matthew, of Carlisle; a nephew Jason Phegley and his wife, Bree, of Oaktown; and a great-nephew, Tyler Mullens.

Preceding her in death were her parents.

Services will be 1 p.m. on Thursday at Holmes Memorial Chapel with Revs. Kirk Langston and Carl Williams officiating. Burial will be at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home.

Frances E. Woolard

Frances E. Woolard, 92, of Vincennes, passed away at 8:36 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at BridgePointe Health Campus.

Frances was born on Dec. 3, 1926 in Owen County to   Clyde and Flona (Everly) Query. She retired from J.C. Penney as a supervisor in the catalog department. Frances volunteered at Good Samaritan Hospital for many years as a Pink Lady. A member of the Ridgecrest Baptist Church, she enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and served as a Brownie leader, den mother for the Cub Scouts, and a 4-H leader.

Surviving are her children, Sandra Truex and her husband, Steve, and Dustin Woolard and his wife, Margo; five grandchildren, Jason Woolard, Janet Woolard, Jadean Neireiter, Thomas Truex, and Michael Truex; seven great-grandchildren; a sister. Patty; and brothers Marvin, Leland, and Donald.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Charles J. Woolard, who she married on Feb. 15, 1947 and who preceded her on March 11, 2019; a sister Virginia; and brothers Walter, Junior, Jack, Oran, Max, and Steven.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with Walker Hatton officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Ridgecrest Baptist Church. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Frances E. Woolard.


Dorothy Marie “Dottie” Dunlap, 75, of Bridgeport, Illinois, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at her residence. Arrangements are pending at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois.

Mary Ellen Helderman, 85, of Vincennes passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at BridgePointe Health Campus. Arrangements are pending at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home.

Laura Ward Martin, 85, of Bridgeport, Illinois, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. Arrangements are pending at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, Illinois.

Venise Svec, 83, of Olney, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 at Helia Healthcare. Arrangements are pending at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois.


Laslie, Cledus A., Sr., died Oct. 31. Services: 7 p.m. CST today at Glasser Funeral Home, Bridgeport, Illinois. Visitation will be 5 p.m. CST until the hour of services today at the funeral home. Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospice. Condolences:

Melchior, Jerome Edward, died Oct. 21. Services: 2 p.m. on Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2004 N. Second St. Visitation: Noon until the hour of services on Nov. 9 at the church. Memorials: Sacred Heart Catholic Church.


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