Darrell D. Charles, Georgena Sue Chesterfield, Jannette Louise Cullop, Carolyn Sue Durham, Thomas Henry Gaddy

Darrell D. Charles

Darrell D. Charles, 80, of Bicknell, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 6, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital.

He was born on Feb. 21, 1939 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the son of Hilda and Anthony Charles. He married his wife, Beverly, on March 17, 1984. Darrell was retired from a management position with Rockwell International and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was also a member of Mariah Creek Church.

He is survived by Beverly, his wife of 35 years; his two daughters, Robin Kraemer and her husband, Rob, and Kathy Kiraly and her husband, Rick; three sons, Gary and his wife, April, Mark and Scott; two step-sons, David and his wife, Laurie, and Troy and his wife, Amy; grandchildren Andrew, Aaron, Alex, Ryan, Megan, Nolan, Juliana, Nathan, Jenna, Cara, Steven, Natalie, and Grace; and two great-grandchildren, Olivia and Clara.

He was preceded in his death by a son, Christopher: his parents, and six brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Mariah Creek Christian Church on Oaktown Road. Visitation will be 2 p.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Mariah Creek Christian Church or the Vincennes Animal Shelter.

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

Georgena Sue Chesterfield

Georgena Sue Chesterfield, 72, of Bristow, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019.

She was born on Jan. 21, 1947 in Vincennes. She worked as a substitute teacher and was an author of daily inspirational quotes that she had published in several newspapers and one book.

She is survived by her husband, James Roy Chesterfield Sr., of Bristow; one daughter, Suzann Bobe and her fiancé, Jimmy Blakem of Bristow; one son, James Chesterfield Jr. and his wife, Heather, of Bristow; three grandchildren, David Bobe, and Caitlyn and Caleigh Chesterfield; one great-grandson and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Elizabeth Purcell.

Visitation will be noon to 3 p.m. on May 18 at Fredrick & Son McClure-Utt Funeral home, Bicknell Chapel, followed by a graveside service at the Asbury Chapel Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to assist the family with funeral expenses.

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

Jannette Louise Cullop

Jannette Louise Cullop, 75, of Bruceville, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at home with her daughters by her side.

Jannette was born on April 14, 1944, in Salem, Illinois, the daughter of Estes Eugene Eisenhut and Martha Augusta Eisenhut. She was a servant of the Lord all her life. She married Theodore Harvey Cullop Jr. on Dec. 21, 1963, and he preceded her in 2018. Jannette was a 1962 graduate of Lincoln High School. She received her bachelor’s degree from Vincennes University and her master’s degree from Indiana State University. Before retirement, she worked as a teacher at North Knox East Elementary School. She attended Freelandville Christian Church and was devoted to studying the Word of God. She enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, making jellies and jams as well as watching western movies, especially those starring John Wayne. She loved spending time with family and spoiling her grandchildren. She was an avid coin and spoon collector as well as a fan of Toledo Women’s Basketball. She was also a member of the North Knox Neighbors Club.

She is survived by three daughters, Tracy Carlisle and her husband, Jeff, of Bruceville, Tammy Nichols and her husband, Darren, of Dacula, Georgia and Tricia Cullop of Toledo, Ohio; four grandchildren, Heather Carlisle, Tyler Carlisle, Jared Nichols and Tanner Nichols; siblings Donna Thomas of Vincennes and Lois Dunn of The Villages, Florida.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, James Eisenhut and Charles Eisenhut, and one sister, Phyllis McCoy.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Freelandville Christian Church with Pastor Larry Schultz officiating. She will be laid to rest at the Bruceville Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Homes, Bruceville Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice. Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home, Bruceville Chapel assisted the family with arrangements.

Online condolences may be made at www.fredrickandson.com 

Carolyn Sue Durham

Carolyn Sue Durham, 76, formerly of Vincennes, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Timberlake Care Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

She was born Oct. 9, 1942 in Lawrenceville, Illinois to Jacob and Beulah (Crawford) Elder. Carolyn had worked as a payroll clerk for Packaging Corporation in Vincennes and in the accounting office for Linc in Belleville, Illinois. While living in Vincennes she attended the Franklin Heights Christian Church and was a member of the Moose Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bridge, knitting, crocheting, and quilting.

Surviving are her son, Burt Durham and his wife, Durenda, of Independence, Missouri; her brothers, Glenn Elder and his wife, Margaret, of St. Charles, Missouri, and Eldon Elder of Mount Vernon; her sister, Nellie Bruce of St. Charles, Missouri; and her two grandchildren, Brianna and Aidan Durham.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Durham, whom she married on March 30, 1963 and who preceded her on Feb. 25, 2013; a brother, Charles Elder; and a sister, Virginia Elder.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St., with Pastor Ray Tromley officiating. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be noon until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. Goodwin Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Carolyn Durham.

Thomas Henry Gaddy

Thomas Henry Gaddy, 87, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, died on Monday, May 6, 2019.

He had retired from the Texaco Refinery and was a member of the First Christian Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Survivors include his children, Janet Brock and Jeff Gaddy.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. CDT on Saturday at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.

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

FUNERALS

Bartle, Eugene, died May 1. Services: 1 p.m. CDT on Friday at Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, Illinois. Burial: Lawrenceville City Cemetery. Visitation: 11 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials: Heritage Baptist Church. Condolences: www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

Finkelstein, Karen Sue, died April 30. Services: 11 a.m. CDT on Monday at Congregation Dor Tamid in Atlanta. Memorials: Congregation Dor Tamid or One Good Deed, 4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338.

Ravellette, Eddie Wayne, died May 6. Services: 2 p.m. on Friday at Fredrick and Son McClure Utt Funeral Home, Vincennes Chapel, 313 Church St. Burial: St. Vincent Cemetery. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Friday at the funeral home. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com.

Tumey, Wesley R., died April 28. Services: 11 a.m. on Friday at the Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials: Vincennes Community School Corp. for the Special Needs Children.

OBITUARY GUIDELINES

Obituary information should be submitted through a funeral home. An individual may submit an obituary but must pay in advance and provide The Sun-Commercial with a copy of the death certificate of the subject.

A cost estimate can be provided in advance of publication upon request.

The deadline for submitting an obituary for Tuesday through Friday editions is 4 p.m. Eastern time the preceding day. The deadline for Saturday editions will be 5 p.m. on the preceding Friday.

Submit obituaries at obits@suncommercial.com.

The Sun-Commercial offers both a free and paid obituary option.

Free obituaries are published for current residents of Knox County and Lawrence County, Illinois, and include the following information:

• Name, age, city or town of residence and date of death.

• Occupation or last place of employment if retired.

• Military service.

• Church membership.

• Survivors: Spouse or partner, children, parents, and siblings, with step- and half-relatives included.

• Time, date and location of visitation, funeral and burial.

• One memorial contribution.

• Web site at which online condolences may be made.

• Free obituaries are available only within two weeks of the date of death.

Paid obituaries may contain additional information and can be published for current as well as former residents of the area. Prepayment may be required for obituaries of former residents from outside the area.

Submitted obituaries will be formatted to comply with both The Sun-Commercial and Associated Press publication styles. An example of the formatting is available upon request.

Additional information included in a paid obituary may include:

• A life history such as date and location of birth, parents' names, wedding date and spouse's maiden name, educational attainments (high school, college degrees, etc.), work history, awards and honors received, hobbies and favorite activities, memberships in clubs, organizations and associations, expanded military service record, etc.

• Additional survivors and their spouses, partners or companions (who will be listed as "John Doe and his wife, Jane, of Everytown, Illinois.").

• Those who preceded the subject in death and their cities or towns of residence if desired.

• Notes of thanks or appreciation to caregivers or facilities.

• Additional memorials.

A photo of the deceased may be added for a $10 charge; a second photo of the deceased may be added for an additional $10. The Sun-Commercial reserves the right not to publish photos of poor quality or that are in bad taste.

Obituaries will be uploaded to The Sun-Commercial web site at www.suncommercial.com.

For more information contact Gayle R. Robbins at 812-886-9955, ext. 2449 or at grobbins@suncommercial.com.