Patty M. Bellinger, Myrtle V. Bonds, Kenneth E. Cockerham, Wanda J. Schutter

Patty M. Bellinger

Patty M. Bellinger, 84, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Wesleyan Christian Church in Lawrenceville.

Survivors include four daughters, Marlene Walker, Pamela Scaggs, Brenda Campbell and Patty Thompson; three brothers, Charles Leon Schultz, Robert Eugene Schultz and Perry Keith Schultz; and two sisters, Clara Conway and Nancy Wilson.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. CDT on Friday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. CDT on Thursday at the funeral home.

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Myrtle V. Bonds

Myrtle V. Bonds, 89, of Vincennes, died on Saturday, Sept, 7, 2019.

She had worked as a housekeeper for many years and was a member of the Second Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Margaret Harris and Huston Bonds.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. on Friday at Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home, 505 Main St. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home.

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Kenneth E. Cockerham

Kenneth E. Cockerham, 89, of Seymour, passed away on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 at Lutheran Community Home.

He was born in Vincennes on June 18, 1930 to the late James O. and Bessie G. (Helderman) Cockerham.

He is survived by his grandchildren, Jason Cockerham and his wife, Mindy, and Tammy Cockerham; great-grandchildren Dalton Cockerham, Caitlin Robison, and Braden Cockerham; and a sister, Yozell M. Kirk.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Voss & Sons Funeral Service in Seymour. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Schneck Medical Center, in care of Voss & Sons Funeral Service.

Full obituary available on the funeral home website at

Wanda J. Schutter

Wanda J. Schutter, 76, of Brazil, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Knightsville.

She was born in Vincennes on Feb. 5, 1943, the daughter of Warren and Dorothy (Clark) Morley. Wanda grew up in the Vincennes area, and attended the former Bruceville High School. She married after high school and lived in Terre Haute, Brazil and Houston. She was a cashier with Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse.

Survivors include her two sons, Steve Schutter and Douglas Schutter; two daughters, Annette Schutter of Knightsville and Dea Schutter; six grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; two great-great-great grandchildren; three brothers, James Morley and his wife, Joanne, of Evansville, Charley Morley and his wife, Sonnie, of California, and Floyd Morley and his wife, Phillis, of Vincennes; and a sister, Sara McCarter and her husband, Dennis, of Emison.

Wanda was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Joe Morley and his wife, Cheryl, Johnny Morley and his wife, Mary, and Christopher Morley; and a grandchild.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date. Local arrangements are under the direction of French Funeral Home in Brazil.

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Buford Clyde “Bud” Balding, 91, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Saturday Sept. 7, 2019 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home.


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