Edna R. Beard
July 26, 1922 to May 31, 2013
Edna R. Beard, 90, of Bluffton passed away at 3:22 a.m. Friday at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Edna was born on July 26, 1922 in Cottonwood, Illinois to Alfred & Lori Jane (Greer) Brown. She graduated from Ridgeway High School in Ridgeway, Illinois. She also graduated from St. Joseph Nursing School in Fort Wayne as an LPN. She worked at Cooper Care Center in Bluffton for 22 years. She also worked at the Caylor- Nickel Clinic and Wells Community Hospital as an LPN. She was a lifetime member of the Eastern Star.
On June 29, 1943 in St. Louis, she married William Beard. He preceded her in death on October 22, 1988.
Survivors include three daughters; Mrs. Clarence “Jane” Skinner of Bluffton, Mrs. Gary “Janice” Dawson of Memphis, Tennessee and Mrs. Ronald “Patricia J.” Holley of Murray, along with 9 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by siblings’ Horace Brown, Myrtle Decker, Silas Brown and a grandson Cary Dawson.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Thoma/Rich, Chaney & Lemler Funeral Home in Bluffton with Pastor Larry Sprinkle officiating. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in Bluffton. Memorials may be made in Edna’s memory to the American Breast Cancer Society. Friends can send online condolences at www.thomarich.com.
Randall E. “Randy” Naas, age 59 of Ridgway died Friday, May 24, 2013 after an extended illness. Randy also known by many as “Randox” was born in Eldorado on August 19, 1953 to the late Jim and Chic (Trammel) Naas. Randy had worked on the farm and farm related industries, most of his life. He was a member of the St. Kateri Catholic Church, in Ridgway. He loved to hunt, fish and be outdoors. He loved his family very much and enjoyed the fellowship with them. Randy was a good person and will be missed.
He is survived by his son, Chay Naas of New Haven, 3 nephews, Billy, Jason and Andrew Naas, 1 niece, Kristi Barnerd along with Uncles, Aunts, many Cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and 4 brothers.
Visitation for Randy will be on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 9:00AM to 11:00 AM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway. His funeral will begin at 11:00AM at the funeral home with Fr. Steven Beatty officiating and interment will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Ridgway next to his parents.
In lieu of flowers the family ask donations be made to the American Lung Association.
You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com
Bonita T. Pettyjohn, age 68, of New Haven, Il died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in the Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. Bonita was born in Mt. Vernon, IN on January 11, 1945 to the late William and Lydia (Higgenbottom) Goodman. She was a homemaker and loved to be around her children and grandchildren. She loved to read and cook. She was a good mother, grandmother and sister and will be missed.
Bonita is survived by 2 sons, Darell Pettyjohn of Mt. Vernon, IN, and Larry Pettyjohn of New Haven, IL. 5 daughters, Janet Miller of New Haven, Donna Bowers, of Princeton, KY, Loretta Wayland of Grayville, IL, Libby Downen of Grayville, IL and Wilma Lara of Mt. Vernon, IN, 23 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren. 3 Brothers, Glen Goodman of Evansville, IN, Raymond Goodman of Mt. Vernon, IN and Danny Goodman of Corydon, IN. 3 Sisters, Leota Whittaker of Mt. Vernon, IN, Rosemary Holtzclaw of Mooreville, IN, and Verla Rivers of Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Bill, Charles and Paul Goodman 2 sisters, Dorothy Walker and Betty Thomas and 1 grandchild.
Cremation will be accorded and a private inurnment of her cremains will be held at a later date in Union Ridge Cemetery. Cox & Son Funeral Home in New Haven is entrusted with the arrangements.
Charles Dewell Edwards, age 79 of New Haven, IL died peacefully at his home after an extended illness. Charles was born in Short Creek, Ky on May 15, 1933 to the late Dewell and Ida (Shain) Edwards. Most of his life he was a car dealer. He served his country in the Army during the Korean War. He loved the outdoors, especially Coon hunting, Fishing and Gardening.
He survived by his wife, Beverly (Lathrop) Edwards of New Haven, 2 sons, Charlie and Dewell Edwards of New Haven, 4 daughters, Linda Lake of Newton, IL, Jewell Edwards of Mt Vernon, IN, Jessica Clark of Utah, and Adrienne Mason of West Salem, IL, 18 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren. 2 brothers, Paul and Tom Edwards of Enfield, IL, 2 sisters, Kate Cobb of Mattoon and Margaret Hankins of Martin, TN, along with ½ brother and sister, Bucky and Janey Edwards of Alabama. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lila Edwards, a son, Bill Edwards, and a brother Harlan Edwards.
Charles will be cremated and he will be inurned at a later date in the Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.
Cox & Son funeral Home in New Haven is entrusted with the arrangements. You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com
Wildwood, Fla. -- Mabel Hill Ashley (Richardson), 74, of Wildwood, Fla., passed into heaven on Sunday, May 12, 2013. She was born in New Haven on March 17, 1939 to Woodrow and Frances Hill.
She was an employee of Sparr Building and Farm Supply, but her full-time job was making people smile. She had a kind word and warm hug for everyone she knew. She was a
true believer who was dedicated to her faith and her family, and was greatly loved by all.
She is survived by her children, Judy Chambers, Steve (Dodie) Richardson, and Dianna Richardson (Amy), her brother, Woody (Anna) Hill, her granddaughter, Shauna, three step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, six
step-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her
sister, Mary Lee, and her grandson, Craig.
There will be a memorial service at Adamsville Baptist Church in Wildwood, Fla. at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013. An additional memorial service for family and friends will be held in her hometown of New Haven at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at the Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy can be made to Presbyterian Church in New Haven.
Cox & Son Funeral Home is in entrusted with local arrangements.