Daniel Houck Sr., Mary Jane Small, Mary Jane Tislow

Daniel Houck Sr.

Daniel Houck Sr., 82, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at Mercy Hospital.

Daniel Houck Sr.

Daniel Houck Sr.

Daniel was born on Dec. 17, 1937 in Bruceville to Ronald Dunn Houck and Helen Ruth Johnson. He married Mary Jane Benson and had three children, twins Donald Joe and Donna Jo, and Daniel Ross. He married Donna M. Greening in 1989. Dan served his country in the U.S. Army and retired from Firestone. He loved NASCAR, and his favorite drivers were part of Hendrix Motorsports. He mostly enjoyed entertaining his close friends at the Wild Dog Saloon.

He is survived by his son, Daniel Houck and his wife, Christie, of Edmond, Oklahoma; grandchildren Jonathan Houck of Austin, Texas, Nathaniel and Stephanie Houck of Edmond, Kim Queen of Wapella, Illinois, and Steven Green of Chicago; great-grandchildren, Alexandria Houck, Ryan Houck, Trentyn Queen, Jackson Queen, Lily Queen, Rosemary Green, and James Green; and step-children Scott and Tina Bartmann, Dawn Coers, Angela Harnacke, and Anthony Bartmann.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald D. Houck and Helen Ruth Johnson; his first wife, Mary Jane Benson; his wife, Donna Greening; his children, Donald Joe and Donna Jo; two sisters, Jill Imel and Charlotte Everett; and two brothers, Jack Houck and Ted Houck.

Friends and family may visit from noon to 1 p.m. CST on Saturday at the Emmons Macey Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois. A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. CST on Saturday at the funeral home, with a graveside service to follow at Price Cemetery in Russellville, Illinois.

Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com to view the tribute and to send condolences.

Mary Jane Small

Mary Jane Small, 93, of Mooresville, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 at Franciscan Health.

Mary Jane Small

Mary Jane Small

Mary Jane was born on Feb. 27, 1926 in Robinson, Illinois, the daughter of Hoyt L. and Leah Mae (Bolds) Spade. She married Boyd Small on March 10, 1975 and he preceded her in death on April 20, 2001. Mary Jane was a telephone operator for GTE and Indiana Bell, a switchboard operator at the Executive Inn, and a caregiver in later years. She was a member of Kirk Chapel United Methodist Church in Robinson, Eastern Star and and the Illinois Twin Association. She enjoyed volunteering, and helping kids at RSVP. Mary Jane also loved her family and loved to write and receive letters.

Survivors include her daughter, Jane Birch and her husband, Thomas, of Camby; her special niece, Janice Atkinson and her husband, Dave of Peoria, Illinois; grandchildren Sid Tomey and his wife, Lori, Rob Tomey and his wife, Dana, Cindy Perry, Tina Martin and her husband, Raymond, Natalie Smith and her husband, Josh, Nathan Burcham and his wife, Chelsea, Stacey Pouncey and her husband, Seth, and Jennifer Qualls; 14 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Boyd Small; her son, Robert Hoyt Burcham; her twin sister Betty Jane Miller; and three brothers, Ernest, Harold and Robert Spade.

Friends may visit with Mary Jane’s family from 10 a.m. until the hour of services at noon on Friday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Pastor Jim Conlin will officiate the services. Mary Jane will be laid to rest next to her husband, Boyd, in Kirk Chapel Cemetery in Robinson.

Online memories may be shared with Mary Jane’s family and friends at www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.

Mary Jane Tislow

Mary Jane Tislow, 82, of Vincennes, died on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. 

She had been the assistant manager of Norge Village Cleaners and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.

Survivors include her children, Kyla Neidigh, Kyle Tislow, Karla Smith and Karl Tislow; and her sister, Evelyn Heithecker.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m.on Thursday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St., with FatherTony Ernst officiating. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com.


Cavanaugh, Barbara Ann, died Nov. 7, 2019. Services: 2-5 p.m. on Saturday at The Harmony Society, 111 N. Second St..

Duesterberg, Virginia L., died Dec. 24. Services: 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 803 Main St. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. on Friday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Memorials: Christian Education Foundation, 229 Church St., Vincennes, IN 47591; the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rocky Mountain Chapter, Suite 810, 400 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80246; or the Daniel J. Duesterberg Scholarship Fund, in care of the Department of Economics, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Foreman, James C., Jr., died Jan. 16. Services: 8 p.m. on Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Visitation: 5 p.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials: Sons of American Revolution or the All-Weather Firing Squad. Condolences: www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.

Miller, Patricia A., died Jan. 14. Services: 3 p.m. on Saturday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home,521 Vigo St. Memorials: Schnauzer Rescue Group, 1930 King Richard Parkway, Miamisburg, OH 45342. Condolences: www.duesterbergfredrick.com.  

Pruitt, Etta Marie, died Jan. 18. Services: 5 p.m. on Sunday at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home, 521 Vigo St. Visitation: 2 p.m. until he hour of services on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: Gentle Care Nursing Facility, 1202 S. 16th St., Vincennes IN 47591.


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