Shirley M. DeLisle, Mary Ann Frye, Betty Lou Stout

Shirley M. DeLisle 

Shirley M. (Lamb) DeLisle, 84, of Oaktown, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at Oak Village Nursing Center.

Shirley was born July 6, 1935, in Carlisle, the daughter of Clifford A. and Helen M. Willis Lamb. She was a member of St. Vincent Catholic Church and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and she was formerly a cook supervisor at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility at Carlisle. She married Lawrence “Gene” DeLisle on July 8, 1952 and they made their life together for nearly 67 years. 

Shirley is survived by her children, Kim Couch and her husband, Jeff, of Trenton, Florida, Toni Marie Garzolini and her husband, Robert, of St. Mary of the Woods, and Tracy Gene DeLisle of Oaktown; she was blessed by four grandchildren, Laci Foley and her husband, Joey, Brandon DeLisle and his wife, Jessica, Mario Garzolini and his wife, Shay, and Talia Garzolini; and her great grandchildren, Inora Garzolini, Serena Garzolini, Gavin Foley, Ivy Foley, Khalessi Foley, Sawyer Foley, Lilly Foley, Jude Mulkey and Wren DeLisle. 

Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence “Gene” DeLisle; a daughter, Kelly DeLisle; and her parents Clifford A. and Helen M. Lamb. 

Due to the current health concerns private funeral services will be celebrated. She will be laid to rest next to her husband and daughter in the St. Vincent Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made in her memory to the Heart to Heart Hospice or the Vincennes Animal Shelter. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist the DeLisle family during their time of loss. 

Online condolences can be made at www.duesterbergfredrick.com.

Mary Ann Frye

Mary Ann Frye, 83, of Sedalia, Missouri, and formally from Freelandville, went  to her heavenly home on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Mary was born in Vincennes on March 15, 1937, to the late Paul B. Koenig and Vivian Harris Koenig. She married Ronald E. Frye on April 28, 1968, and he preceded her in death on June 22, 1995.

Mary was predominately a homemaker who took great pride in her grandchildren. She enjoyed socializing with her church family, playing bingo, and doing crafts. Mary also had a special place in her heart for her pets, as she loved animals. 

Mary is survived by her daughter, Genan Hanning  and her husband, Raymond, of Tipton, Missouri; and three grandchildren, Cody, Jonathan, and Kyle Hanning.

In addition to her husband and parents, Mary was also preceded in death by two foster-sisters, Vera Cooper, and Wanda Barrnett.

Services have been entrusted to Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St., but will be private due to the COVID-19 virus.

Please make online condolences to the family at www.fredrickandson.com.

Betty Lou Stout

Betty Lou Stout, 95, of Bridgeport, Illinois, died on Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

She was a homemaker.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra Griffis and Connie Wanke.

A private graveside service will be held at the Sumner, Illinois, Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children directly or through the funeral home. Cunningham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.cunningamfuneralhomes.com.

FUNERALS

Baum, Donna Lee, died March 19. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, a memorial service for her will be announced at a later date. Memorials: Knox County Community Foundation’s “Cantwell Family Fund,” 20 N. Third St., Vincennes, IN 47591.

Billingsley, Larry S., died March 22. Private services will be conducted today at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois, and broadcast at 1 p.m. CDT on the funeral home's Facebook page. Memorials: Wabash Valley Bass Club. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Janes, Nancy E., died March 20. Private graveside services will be at Cochran’s Grove Cemetery near Windsor, Illinois. Memorials: First Christian Church, 1407 State St., Lawrenceville, IL 62439. Condolence cards may be sent to the family in care of Cunningham-Young Funeral Home, P.O. Box 522, Lawrenceville, IL 62439. Condolences: www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.

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