Burk B. Hill, Kathryn Jane Morrow, Ashley B. Stevens, Ruth Ziegler

Burk B. Hill

Burk B. Hill, 60, of Bridgeport, Illinois, died on Thursday, April 23, 2020.

He had worked for Zachry Construction in Edwardsport and was a member of the New Hope Christian Church.

Survivors include his three children, Stacy Lockhart, Burk B. Ralph Hill III, and Meagan Rodriguez; and five siblings, Violet “Butch” Newell, Doretta Schemerhorn, Phillip Hill, Bill Hill and Kathy Reeder.

Private graveside services will be conducted on Thursday at Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois for funeral expenses. Mail cards and memorial contributions to the funeral home at P.O. Box 564, Lawrenceville, IL 62439.

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

Kathryn Jane Morrow

Kathryn Jane Morrow, 62, of Vincennes, died on Thursday, April 23, 2020.

She worked as a nurses aide.

Survivors include her husband, Laurery Morrow; her children, Larry Joe Simison Jr., Edward Lee Simison and George William Johnson; and her siblings, Roger Coy, Elizabeth Brown, Clara Lane, Pansy Baker, William Coy, and John Coy.

There will be no public services. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Morrow family.

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

Ashley B. Stevens

Ashley B. Stevens, 21, of Flat Rock, Illinois, died on Sunday, March 22, 2020.

She worked at McDonald’s in Robinson, Illinois.

Survivors include her father Jeremy Stevens; her mother, Rachel Livesay; two brothers, Austin Blevins and Alexander Stevens; her paternal grandfather, Alvin Stevens..

A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.

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

Ruth Ziegler

Ruth Ziegler

Ruth Ziegler

Ruth Ziegler, 88, of Vincennes, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at BridgePointe Health Campus.

Ruth was born on Oct. 31, 1931 in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Robert and Mary (Griffiths) Reese. She married Donald Ziegler on Dec. 19, 1954. Ruth graduated from Allentown High School in Pennsylvania in 1949 and went on to obtain her bachelor’s degree from Cedar Crest College in 1953, where she was a member of the basketball team. She was an active former member of First Baptist Church of Pottstown, Pennsylvania.  She taught several Sunday School classes, was a Cub Scout Den Mother for 10 years, and was the chair of the Board of Christian Education for several years.  Most recently, she was an active member of her Sunday School class at the First Baptist Church of Vincennes.

Survivors include her husband, Donald Ziegler of Vincennes; sons Mark Ziegler and his wife, Terry, of St. Mary’s, Georgia, John Ziegler and his wife, Heidi of Hatfield, Pennsylvania; granddaughter, Kristen Ziegler of St. Mary’s; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Reese of Whitehall, Pennsylvania. 

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Robert Reese, and her grandson, Derek.

Private services will be held at a later date and Ruth will be entombed at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery in Pottstown. Memorial contributions may be made to Samaritan’s Purse-Operation Christmas Child. Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., is honored to assist the Ziegler family with arrangements.

 Online memories may be shared with Ruth’s family and friends at www.goodwinsieversfh.com.

PENDING

Wilma “Willie” Jean Wehrheim, 79, of Olney, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Heritage Health in El Paso, Illinois. Arrangements are pending at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, Illinois.

FUNERALS

Theriac, Tara L., died April 19. Private graveside services will be held Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery and live-streamed on the Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home Facebook page and will be notified when it goes live. Condolences: www.goodwinsieversfh.com.

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