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Rodger Grace

Rodger Dale Grace
6/5/1945 - 8/5/2014

Rodger Dale Grace

Rodger D. Grace, age 69 died unexpectedly in Ferrell Hospital, Eldorado, IL.  Rodger was born in Eldorado on June 5, 1945 to the late Ezra and Edith (Jones) Grace. 

He served his country in the U.S. Army being stationed in Korea and was a Sgt.  He was a 32nd degree Mason.  In 1986 he married the love of his life, Carol (Kee) Grace who survives.  Rodger was retired after 45 years with Peabody Coal as a faithful and hard worker.  He loved riding around with his wife in her little convertible.  Rodger loved to fish, hunt and old westerns but really loved his Boston Terrier and Chihuahua dogs.   Rodger was a good husband, son, father and grandfather and will be missed.

He is survived by his wife, Carol of Shawneetown along with 4 daughters, Michael & Zac Johnson, Kristi and David Wriston, Paula and Chip Barche and Angela and Terry Smith.  Granddaughter, Paige Wriston and grandson, Michael Modglin. 

Visitation will be on Friday, August 8, 2014 at the Calvary Promise Church in Shawneetown from 5:30 to 7:00 PM with a memorial service immediately following at the church with Rev. Buddy Hubbard officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family ask donations be made to the Children's Shriner Hospital in his memory.  Envelopes will be available at the church.

Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown is entrusted with services and you may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com

Barbara Satterfield

Barbara L Satterfield
6/29/1946 - 8/8/2014

Barbara L Satterfield

Barbara L. Satterfield, age 68 of Harrisburg, died on Friday, August 8, 2014 in Harrisburg Medical Center surrounded by her family.  Barbara was born in Eldorado, IL on June 29, 1946 to Paul “Red” and Frances (Tison) Douglass.  Barbara was a Licensed Practical Nurse retiring from Harrisburg Medical Center.  She was the Secretary at the River of Life in Harrisburg for last 25 years.  She was a true servant of the Lord with a heart of gold.  Her life was her family and her church, where she always made a difference in people’s life.  She loved to do crafts and catering.  Barbara was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend and will be so missed by her church, family and friends.

Barbara is survived by 1 daughter, Belynda and Mark Boyd of Mountain Grove, MO, and 3 sons, Bob and Tracy Satterfield of Kennett, MO, Marc Satterfield and Cindy Smothers of Harrisburg, IL and James and Kelli Satterfield of Harrisburg, IL.  Her mother, Frances Douglass of McLeansboro, IL and a brother, Gene Douglass of McLeansboro, IL.  Grandchildren, Zachary, Hunter, and Easton Satterfield, Aaron, Brett, and Corde Boyd, Jordan, Alexis, Mandey, Blane, and Tysen Satterfield, Angela Webb, Wesley Leach and Shane Jones and 9 Great Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her father, Paul Douglass.

Visitation for Barbara will be on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at the River of Life Church in Harrisburg from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Her funeral will follow starting at 1:00 PM with Rev. Bobby Gentry officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hebron Cemetery in Walpole, IL.

In lieu of flowers the family ask donations be made to the River of Life church in her memory, envelopes will be available at the church.

Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway is entrusted with the arrangements and you may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com

Derrick Walls

Derrick Dean Walls
2/23/1985 - 7/26/2014

Derrick Dean Walls

Derrick Dean Walls, age 29 of Salem, IL died on July 26, 2014 in the St. Marys Hospital in Evansville after an extended illness.  Derrick was born in Centralia, IL on February 23, 1985 to Jeffrey Walls and Teresa (Bunton).  Derrick had been ill for a longtime and could not work.  He loved professional wrestling, he knew all the wrestlers and had a large collection of them.  He also loved music and one time played in a band.  Derrick also loved tattoos and loved to draw.  Derrick will be so missed.

Derrick is survived by his wife Judith (Rickett) of Macomb, IL, his father, Jeffrey Walls and step mother Garolyn Walls of Shawneetown, his mother Teresa Holsapple of Odin, IL a son, Devin Walls of Salem, IL and a daughter, Morgan Walls of Macomb, IL.  2 Brothers, Joseph Walls of Salem and Jeffrey Walls II of Shawneetown and a sister, Alecia Walls of Shawneetown.  Grandparents, Pauline Stonum and Danny Spurlin, and was preceded by a granparetn Joseph Walls.    

Per Derrick’s request he will be cremated and the family will have a private memorial service at a later date.  Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown is entrusted with the arrangements.  You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com

Dorothy Keane

Dorothy Keane
8/15/1916 - 7/22/2014

Dorothy  Keane

Dorothy Keane, age 97, lifelong Ridgway resident, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 in the Ridgway Nursing and Rehab Center surrounded by her family.

Dorothy was born on August 15, 1916 in Equality, IL to the late Vincent and Minnie (Hish) Zirkelbach.  She was married to Joe Keane who preceded her in death in 1984.  Dorothy was a faithful member of the St. Kateri Catholic Church in Ridgway where she was very active in the Altar Society.  She loved to crochet and travel.  Dorothy was always smiling, very kind hearted, a joyous soul.  She will be missed.

Dorothy is survived by 2 sons, Bob & Joan Keane of Newburgh, IN and Ed Keane of Evansville, IN.  2 Grandchildren, Michael and Amy and 3 Great Grandchildren, Tanner, Braden and Valerie.  She is also survived by her sister in law, Lee Zirkelbach of Ridgway.  Dorothy was also preceded in death by, a daughter, Marie Keane, a brother, Cletus “PeeWee” Zirkelbach and a sister Mary Helen Gold.

Visitation for Dorothy will be on Thursday, July 24, 2014 from
 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway.  Her funeral service will immediately follow at the funeral home starting at 11:00AM.  Fr. Steven Beatty will officiate and her interment will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Ridgway.

You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com

Aaron Stricklin

Aaron Stricklin, 83, of Harrisburg died Monday July 21 2014 at Saline Care in Harrisburg. 

 Aaron was born June 8, 1931 in St. Louis to Shirley and Opal Dooley. He was adopted by Tom and Novis Stricklin after his mother’s death when he was an infant. He married Roberta Maxine Bryant on Feb. 9, 1950 who preceded him in death on January 27, 1997. He married the former Shirley (Thompson) on Feb. 14 2007 who survives.
 
 He retired after 50 years as a coal miner and farmer. He was a member of the UMWA.  Aaron loved the outdoors. Aaron and his wife Shirley enjoyed spending  time  Dancing and Camping at Harrisburg Lake. His joy was his wife and his little girl poodle “Angel”


 Aaron is survived by his wife Shirley Stricklin; Two Sons: Tom (Lavina) Stricklin of Harrisburg, Gaylon (Julie) Stricklin of Harrisburg; Six Grandchildren: Jacob Stricklin of Paducah, Ky, Ryan Stricklin, Alicia Stricklin, Jessica Stricklin, Rebecca Stricklin, Amanda Stricklin all of Harrisburg ; Two great-grandchildren; Emery and Paisley of Rosiclaire; brother and sister in Laws; Lila Case, Donald (Verna) Bryant, Mollie (Ronnie) Cunningham , Stepsons; Garry (Sandy) Clayton of Harrisburg, David (Vera) Clayton of New Haven, Jim (Carol) Clayton of Mt. Vernon, In. and a step daughter, Toby Hise of Eldorado, IL. Step Grandson, James Clayton and Step Great Grandson, Zane 


 He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Maxine. 

Per Aaron’s request cremation will be accorded and he will be inurned in the Bethel Creek Cemetery next to his wife Maxine. 

Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway is entrusted with the arrangements.  You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com or to the family at 410 W Mable St., Harrisburg, IL  62946