Obituaries

Ira “Rick” Jones

Ira “Rick” Jones, age 81, of Pinckneyville, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:05 a.m. in Pinckneyville Nursing and Rehabilitation, Pinckneyville. Rick was born on March 18, 1937 in Rice, a son to Ira Emmett and Myrtle Melissa (Hill) Jones. On June 29, 1963, he married Mary Gilter in St. Paul United Church

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Michael “Mike” Rybacki

Mr. Michael “Mike” Rybacki of Radom, departed this life at SSM Health St. Mary’s in Centralia, on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:53 AM. He had attained the age of 84 years, 7 months and a day. Michael was born on September 24, 1933 in Washington County, the son of Alex and Frances (Kallas) Rybacki,

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Alice Marie Thole

Alice Marie Thole, 76, of Nashville, passed away at 3:55 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville. She was born on January 17, 1942 in Clay, Ky., the daughter of James Curtis and Anna Laura Beauchamp Shelton. She first married Reuben Hazel and they later divorced. She then married Anthony

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Charles “Pete” Ruffino

Pete Ruffino, 88, of Pinckneyville, died on Sunday, April 22, 2018 in Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Pinckneyville. Pete was born on October 20, 1929 near Pinckneyville. He was the son of Daniel and Elsie (Niederbrach) Ruffino. He married Betty Louise Loos on December 24, 1947 in Pinckneyville, who preceded him in death on February 5, 1994.

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Carmen Aline Buescher

Mrs. Carmen Aline Buescher of Okawville, departed this life in the Friendship Manor Health Care Center in Nashville, on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 6:17 P.M. She had attained the age of 97 years, 5 months and 13 days. Carmen was born in Carterville, on November 7, 1920 the daughter of Victor and Elva (nee

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Charles L. “Bud” Setzekorn

Charles L. “Bud” Setzekorn, 92, of Nashville, formerly Pinckneyville, passed away at 6:57 a.m., Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Friendship Manor in Nashville. Charles had been a coal miner at Freeman United Coal Mine. He had also worked at the family sawmill. He was of the Catholic faith. Charles was a member of UMW

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Leah Queen

Leah Queen, age 85, of Nashville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Friendship Manor Nursing Home, Nashville. Leah was born on October 8, 1932 in Perry County, a daughter to Louis and Anna (Weil) Hottes. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 21 at Holts Prairie

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Claude Bud Smith, Jr.

Claude Bud Smith, Jr., age 77, of Sparta, passed away on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in Randolph County Care Center, Sparta. Bud was born on November 16, 1940 in Nashville, a son to Claude Bud and Naomi (Brandhurst) Smith. On June 6, 1965, he married Sandra “Sandy” K. Smith in Nashville, and

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Stephannie L. Inman

Miss. Stephannie L. Inman of Ashley, departed this life at the St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 7:54 PM, due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She had attained the age of 33 years and 21 days. Stephannie was born on March 24, 1985 in Mt.

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Norbert T. Buss

Norbert T. Buss, 82, of Lively Grove, born May 16, 1935 in Lively Grove, died Monday April 16, 2018 at his home. He was a retired grain and dairy farmer; member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Lively Grove; and long time trustee of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church for over 40 years. He was preceded in

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