Sherry Lou Bilskie, Jacquelyn Edwards, John Robert Helderman, Shirley Ann Osborn

Sherry Lou Bilskie

Sherry Lou (Smith) Bilskie, 77, of Vincennes, died on Friday, July 19, 2019.

Survivors include her companion, Gene Dinkins; daughters Tammy Gibson and Paula Hyslop; and a brother, Bill Smith.

A memorial service will be 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 3 at the Robert E. Greene Activities Center, 120 W. Harrison St. Memorial contributions may be made to the Vincennes Animal Shelter. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes and Crematory Vincennes Chapel is handling cremation arrangements.

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Jacquelyn Edwards

Jacquelyn "Jackie" Edwards, 88, of Olney, Illinois, passed away on Friday, July 19, 2019 at Aperion Care.

Jackie was born on Jan. 14, 1931 in Vincennes, the daughter of Lawrence and Selma (DeLisle) Keller. She married Bernard Clair Edwards on Aug. 17, 1950 in Vincennes and he preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 2011. Jackie enjoyed a long career at Richland Memorial Hospital in the laboratory. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Olney. She was a loving wife, mothers, grandmother, and great grandmother; family was her focus.

Jackie is survived by her children, Peggy Copperberg and and her husband, Jerry, of Monroe, Louisiana, Richard Edwards of Plainfield, Mark Edwards and his wife, Leah, of Alexandria, Virginia, Karen Kloess of Columbia, Illinois, and Greg Edwards and his wife, Cris, of Olney; her sisters, Donna Kramer and her husband, Joe, of Toledo, Ohio, Carol Boyd and her husband, Jim, of Indianapolis, and Judy Thomas and her husband, Dan, of Pratt, Kansas; her brothers, Lawrence Keller of Bloomington, Dave Keller and his wife, Peg, of Morristown, Tennessee, and Steve Keller and his wife, Lana, Van, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Bernard “Bernie” Edwards.

Services were Wednesday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, with burial following in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Carle Richland Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

John Robert Helderman

John Robert Helderman, 39, of Bicknell, died on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

He worked for Halter Tree Service as a tree trimmer.

Survivors include his mother, Carole Anne (Mason) Helderman; his children, Danielle Bland, Alexandra “Ali” Bland, and Aaron Helderman; and his siblings, Charles and Jerra Helderman.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. on Monday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes Vincennes Chapel 313 Church St. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes and Crematory Vincennes Chapel is handling cremation arrangements.

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Shirley Ann Osborn

Shirley Ann Osborn, 74, of Bridgeport, Illinois, died on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Hawkins and Lisa Osborn; and two brothers, Dale Brown and Philip Brown.

Funeral services will be 1-4 p.m. CDT on Saturday at First United Methodist Church, with remarks and a moment of prayer at 2 p.m. CDT with Pastor Stephen Killion. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 400 Main St. Bridgeport, IL 62417. Glasser Funeral Home is trusted with the arrangements.

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Michael Paul Schlamp, 54, of Vincennes, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home.


Perkinson, Patricia Jane, died July 19. Services: 10 a.m. today at the St. Phillip Neri Catholic Church in Bicknell. Burial: Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Memorials: Heart to Heart Hospice, 415 E. Sixth St., Jasper, IN 47546. Condolences:

Vanderbeck, Gertrude L., died July 22. Services: 3 p.m. on Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Washington. Visitation: noon until the hour services on Saturday at the church. Memorials: Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Wolfe, William E., died July 21. Services: 1 p.m. today at Oaktown Christian Church, 103 School St. Burial: Shepherds Cemetery. Memorials: G.O.O.D Organization of Oaktown. Condolences:


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