Thelma Irene Atkins, Thomas Dwight Monjar, Lora Ann Vaughn

Thelma Irene Atkins

Thelma Irene Atkins, 91, of Bridgeport, Illinois, died on Monday, June 10, 2019.

She was a retired licensed practical nurse.

Survivors include four daughters, Billie Morrow, Karen Jones, Liz Heady and Janice Johnson.

Graveside services will be June 21 at Bridgeport City Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Bridgeport Senior Citizens Cunningham Funeral Homes in assisting the family.

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

Thomas Dwight Monjar

Thomas Dwight “Tom” Monjar, 86, of Sumner, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Hospital.

He was born on Aug. 16, 1932, in Lawrenceville, Illinois, the son of Thomas F. and Josie May (Scranton) Monjar. He married Judy Kirk on June 23, 1981, and she survives. Tom was employed at Texaco for more than 40 years, and was an electrician and a carpenter. He was a member of the Lawrenceville Free Methodist Church. He enjoyed spending time outdoors and had a fondness for nature and animals.

In addition to his wife, Judy, he is survived by two daughters, Cindy Dowty and her husband, Roger, of Bridgeport, Illinois, and Brenda Bedsole and her husband, Jay, of Austin, Texas; one step-daughter, Janice Burton and her husband, Greg, of Bedford; two step-sons, Victor Harrington and his wife, Pam, of Longview, Texas, and Jimmy Harrington of Newark, Delaware; seven grandchildren, Jakki Bedsole, Kate Bedsole, Steven Harrington, Doug Harrington, Staci Harrington, Kenny Crook, and Danyelle Burton; and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceding Tom in death were his parents; two sisters, Dorothy May Spencer and Frances Rosemary Thompson; one step-son, Michael Harrington; one step-grandson, Derek Harrington.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. CDT on Friday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence County Humane Society.

Please visit www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com to view the tribute and to send condolences.

Lora Ann Vaughn

Lora Ann Vaughn, 57, of Sumner, Illinois, died on Friday, June 7, 2019.

She was a homemaker and attended the Sumner United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Jimmie Vaughn; a daughter, Latosha Burke; two sons, David Vaughn and Kevin Jackson; and three brothers, Larry, Kenny, and Roger Bodley.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. CDT on Thursday at the Cunningham Funeral Home in Bridgeport, Illinois. Cremation will follow. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the hour of services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Cunningham Funeral Home directly to assist the family.

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

FUNERALS

Cannon, Richard, died June 9. Services: 10:30 a.m. CDT today at Christian Fellowship Church in Evansville. Burial: Bethlehem United Church of Christ Cemetery. Memorials: Celebrate Recovery Christian Fellowship Church, 4100 Millersburg Road, Evansville, IN 47725. Condolences: www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.

Clark, Judith Kay, died June 2. Services: 10 a.m. on June 17 at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bicknell Chapel, 109 E. Sixth St. Burial:Bicknell Memorial Cemetery. Visitation: 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials: Knox County Humane Society, 405 Main St., Vincennes, IN 47591, or the Good Samaritan Hospice, 601 S. Ninth St., Vincennes, IN 47591. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com.

Drew, Penelope, died June 8. Services: 11 a.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 10:30 a.m. until the hour of services today at the cemetery.

Fox, Wanda L., died June 6. Services: 1 p.m. CDT today at the United Methodist Church in St. Francisville, Illinois. Burial: Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. CDT until the hour of services today at the church. Memorials: St. Francisville Senior Citizens Center. Condolences: www.cunninghamfuneralhomes.com.

Goodwin, Jerry L., died June 8. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Memorials: Fritchton Alumni Scholarship Fund through the funeral home. Condolences: www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.

Johnson, Craig A., died June 8. Services: 10:30 a.m. on Friday at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 3-8 p.m. on Thursday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Memorials: Johnson Family Trust Fund for his children's college educations. Condolences: www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.

McCrary, Charles P., died June 7. Services: 11 a.m. today at Adams Coliseum: Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials: Jimmy V. Foundation, The V Foundation for Cancer Research 14600, Weston Parkway Cary, NC 27513. Condolences: www.goodwinfamilyfh.com.

Wilber, Mildred A., died June 8. Services: 1 p.m. on Friday at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Bruceville Chapel. Burial: Bruceville Cemetery. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com.

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