George H. Black, Patricia Anne Cheek, Hazel Marie Kirkwood, Karen S. Thompson

George H. Black

George H. Black, 64, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at his residence.

He was born on Sept. 25, 1955 in Robinson, Illinois, the son of George H. and Freda Mae (Fornshell) Black. George was a 1973 graduate of Lawrence Township High School and studied at ITT Technical Institute-Houston North. He worked for Texas Pipe Line from 1978 until 1998. George enjoyed working on and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycles. He also enjoyed hot rod cars and playing pool. He cherished the many friendships he made throughout the years of playing pool and riding motorcycles. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his mother, Freda, of Lawrenceville; five sisters, Edith Martin of Paducah, Kentucky, Sandra Cunningham and her husband, Darryl, of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Phyllis Tyler of Metairie, Louisiana, Mary Jo Desser and her husband, Tim of Lafayette, and Vanessa Black of Lawrenceville; several nieces and nephews; and one son, Ryan Black of Newburgh.

Preceding him in death was his father, George.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. CST on Saturday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home. A private burial service will be conducted at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. CDT today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Center for Wound Healing.

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Patricia Anne Cheek

Patricia Anne (Edwards) Cheek, 71, of Evansville, died on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, after her 18-year battle with breast cancer.

Born in Akron, Ohio on Nov. 11, 1947, Pat was the daughter of the late A.E. “Butch” Edwards and Marguerite Edwards. She was a graduate of St. Vincent High School in Akron and attended Hammel-Actual Business College. Pat worked in school settings for over 30 years both in Texas and Indiana, retiring in 2012 after 20 years at Vincennes University as the secretary to the Dean of Students/Student Activities.

Pat was a member of Living Word Christian Church in Newburgh and had been a member of First Church of God in Vincennes for more than 25 years before moving to Evansville upon retirement. She was a member of the Prayer Shawl Committee, Pairs and Spares Sunday school class, and Women in Touch.

Over the years, many of the family's vacations were spent making memories on sunny beaches in Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Her happiest times were when she was with her husband, kids, and grandkids.

She is survived by her husband, William, with whom she shared 51 years of marriage; her daughter, Cathy C. Black and her husband, Jason, of Evansville; her son, Brian Cheek of Denver; Pat was Granny to her three wonderful grandchildren, Andrew, Brayden, and Lauren Black, who were the apples of her eye.

The family would like to give everlasting thanks to Dr. Anthony Stephens and his staff at Oncology Hematology Associates for his compassionate care during Pat’s journey; and to Dr. Gerry Hippensteel in Vincennes for their wonderful medical care over the years.

Friends are welcome to visit with the family from 9-11 a.m. CDT on Saturday at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel, Evansville, with a Celebration of Life Service to immediately follow. Graveside Service will be private at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: Susan G. Komen Organization, Gilda’s House, Chemo Buddies, First Church of God in Vincennes, or Living Word Christian Church in Evansville.

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Hazel Marie Kirkwood

Hazel Marie Kirkwood, 52, of Vincennes, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at Willow Manor Nursing and rehab.

She was born on Sept. 9, 1967 in Harbor City, California. Hazel graduated from Evansville Central High School in 1985. She was traumatically injured in a car accident on Dec. 24, 1985. She spent many years surrounded by wonderful people at KCARC.

She is survived by her cousin, Michelle Kirkwood Hudak, and many loving friends.

A memorial gathering will be noon to 2 p.m. on Monday at Apple Hill Orchard, 6235 N. Ford Road, Bruceville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to KCARC.

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Karen S. Thompson

Karen S. Thompson, 62, of Vincennes, died at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019.

She had worked at Comfort Suites.

Survivors include her daughter, Danielle Thompson; and her siblings, Robert Nowak, Estella Ford and Alicia Kocher.

Karen wished to be cremated. A memorial service will be announced at a later time.  Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Karen S. Thompson.


Laura Ward Martin, 85, of Bridgeport, Illinois, passed away on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital in Evansville. Arrangements are pending at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, Illinois.

Frank E. Weiss, 84, of Sumner, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at the IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Arrangements are pending at the Sivert-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Sumner, Illinois.


Dunlap, Dorothy Marie, died Nov. 1. Services: 10:30 a.m. CST on Saturday at the Bridgeport City/Shiloh Cemetery. Memorials: Lawrence County Cancer Resource Center and Wig Shoppe. Condolences:

Helderman, Mary Ellen, died Nov. 1. Services: 11 a.m. on Saturday at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Burial: St. Peter Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the church. Condolences:

Hislip, Gladys H., died Nov. 5. Services: 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the Freelandville Christian Church 313 E. Ind. 58. Visitation: 2 p.m. until the hour of services on Monday at the church. Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospice. Condolences:

Johnson, Eleanor Joyce, died Nov. 5. Services: 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 at Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Bruceville Chapel. Burial: Bruceville Cemetery. Visitation: noon until the hour of services on Nov. 13 at the funeral home. Memorials: Bruceville Christian Church youth group, the Oak Village Nursing Home, or the Good Samaritan Hospice. Condolences:

Melchior, Jerome Edward, died Oct. 21. Services: 2 p.m. on Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2004 N. Second St. Visitation: Noon until the hour of services on Saturday at the church. Memorials: Sacred Heart Catholic Church..

Page, Terry Lynn, died Nov. 5. Services: 2 p.m. on Saturday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Bicknell Chapel. Burial: Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: American Cancer Society. Condolences:

Woolard, Frances E., died Nov. 1. Services: 3 p.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 2 p.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials: Ridgecrest Baptist Church


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