Betty Lee Madden, 88, of Carlinville joined her husband John in the home he has prepared for her on Sunday, February 18, 2018. John preceded Betty to heaven, and was waiting with open arms. Betty was born in Alton, Illinois on November 5, 1929 to Melvin S. and Myrtle Lyles Campbell. In addition to her parents and husband John, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Melvin S. Campbell Jr. and Charles S. Campbell. Betty spent her adult life with husband John as owner and operator of M & B Cabinet Shop, and as a loving mother and grandmother. Betty is survived by daughters; Cathy (Henry) Singletary of Wilmington N.C, and Diana (Kevin) Schott of Litchfield. She leaves 3 adoring grandchildren; Andrea C. (Josh) McMurray, John C. (Dana) Schott, both of Carlinville; and Angelika R. (Ethan) Fite, of Charleston SC. In addition, 4 great grandchildren will miss her terribly, Kylee McMurray, Jaxson McMurray, Kegan Anderson and Madden Schott. Services will be held Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church. Visitation at 10am followed by mass at 11am. Interment will take place following the luncheon in Gillespie at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Carlinville Public Library.
Joseph W. Dunn, Jr., 77, of Carlinville, IL died Friday, February 16, 2018 at his home in Carlinville. He was born December 14, 1940 in Carlinville to Joseph W. Dunn and Susan B. (Bilbruck) Dunn. Joe married Judith A. Mansfield December 18, 1960 in Modesto, IL. Joe is preceded in death by his parents, infant son, James, brothers; Thomas, Denzil, and Melvin Dunn, and sister, Mae Conklin. He retired after 37 yrs. of employment with General Telephone Company. Joe was a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Judith Dunn of Carlinville, sons; Jerry Dunn of Lebanon, TN, Justin (Abbe Joiner) Dunn of Chesterfield, IL, Jason (Misty) Dunn of Flaherty, KY, daughters; Joyce (Sam) Wallace of Girard, IL, Jill (Doug) Twaddell of Beloit, KS, sisters; Evelyn (Lee) Hughes of Carlinville, IL, Wanda Elledge of Alton, IL, Melba Ribble of Bethalto, IL, Wilma Kreoger of Carlinville, IL, Pat Dunn of Chesterfield, IL, 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. A funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 10:30am at Heinz Funeral Home. A private family visitation hour will preceded the service. Burial will take place at Charity Cemetery following services. Memorials may go to MCDD.
Charles E. Frazier, 85, of Carlinville, IL died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at his home in Carlinville. He was born December 17, 1932 in Carlinville to Walter and Merle Frazier. Charlie married Bonnie Harper December 9, 1961 in Raymond, IL. Charlie is preceded in death by his parents and 9 brothers and sisters. He is a graduate of Carlinville High School and retired as a Union Boilermaker, Local 363. Charlie served in Korea aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bennington with the US Navy. He was a member of the M & M Shriners, the American Legion, and an honorary Knights of Columbus member, and a gold glove boxer while in the navy. He was an avid golfer, gardener, and loved to volunteer and travel. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Survivors include; his wife, Bonnie Frazier of Carlinville, daughters; Renee (Ron) Sheedy of Morrisonville, Dana (John) Niehaus of Carlinville, grandchildren; Josh (Cybil) Hoffman of Harvel, Paige Sheedy of Morrisonville, several great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 4-7pm at Heinz Funeral Home. A private family funeral service will be held on Monday. Burial will take place at Mayfield Cemetery in Carlinville. Memorials may go to the M & M Shriners or the Carlinville American Legion.
Carol Sue (Neunaber) Kraft passed from this world on February 7, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL surrounded by her family. She was born on June 26, 1942, to parents Norman & Lois Neunaber. Carol married John Kraft on April 17, 1989. Carol was a 1960 graduate of Carlinville High School. She spent her life providing care to others, working at Community Care for over 25 years. She continued to provide care even after her retirement. She was a guardian angel for her siblings and extended family, a natural at serving and helping others with amazing grace. Her faith was demonstrated through acts of kindness to all. As a member of Carlinville Zion Lutheran Church, Carol served as member of Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid and several church boards. She volunteered at the Carlinville Food Pantry and provided assistance to her many elderly friends. Carol was a great cook, a good homemaker and hard worker. She was host for all holidays for her family and had a great sense of humor and made everyone feel welcome and comfortable. She had an amazing way of saying the right thing at the right time and always giving sage advice. Carol certainly made the world a better place by her many acts of kindness, her genuine commitment to meet the needs of those around her, whether it be a total stranger or a dear friend. She is survived by her husband, John Kraft of Carlinville; her mother, Lois Neunaber of Carlinville and her children; Tony (Connie) Jenkins of Springfield, IL, Angie (Danny) Coy of Palmyra, IL; grand children, Dane & Skyler Coy and three great grandchildren; siblings, Connie Neunaber (Bob Billings) of Longview, TX. Cathy Neunaber of Carlinville, IL. Merle Neunaber of Nilwood, IL and Millie (Rick) Releford of Lincoln, IL. Also surviving are her step children, John Kraft Jr and Debbie Ornsby of Joplin, MO. and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Norman Neunaber. A visitation will be held Friday, February 9, 2018 from 4-7pm at Heinz Funeral Home. Funeral service will be Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:30am at Zion Lutheran Church in Carlinville with a luncheon to follow. Burial will take place at Morrisonville Cemetery. Memorials can be made to Zion Lutheran Church or the Carlinville Food Pantry.
Rudolph "Rudy" Charles Raab, 78, of Evansville, passed away Friday, January 19, 2018 at his home. He was born July 8, 1939 in Evansville to the late Victor W. and Jane Irene (Myers) Raab. He was a long-time active member of Zoar UCC in Elberfeld. He graduated from Mechanic Arts, the predecessor to Evansville North High School. Rudy was a Marine veteran and worked for Whirlpool for over 30 years. He enjoyed the outdoors, and like his father, loved to fish. He primarily fished for large mouth bass, always looking to land one bigger than the last. He always practiced "catch and release". His primary passion was vintage Fords and NASCAR racing. Rudy would talk your arm off about older Fords if allowed. He was a walking encyclopedia on parts and which parts were interchangeable. Rudy was preceded in death by his sister-in-law, Emily (Schaffer) Raab of Mt. Vernon, IN and cousin, Art Eldridge of Morton, IL. He is survived by his brother, Robert Raab (Kathleen Green Raab) of Evansville; niece, Vickie Jane Raab Weger (Rick) of Arthur, IL; great-niece, Rikki Jane Weger Parker (Jordan) of Beaufort, SC; cousins, Lloyd Raab (Cathy) of Carlinville, IL, Norma Eldridge of Morton, IL, and Doris Gartner (Jim) of Effingham, IL. A Funeral Service will be 12:00PM, Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Alexander North Chapel, 4200 Stringtown Road, with burial in Zoar United Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may visit Thursday from 10:00AM to service time at the funeral home. Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderNorthChapel.com.