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Winda Wenzel

Winda J Wenzel
1/27/1952 - 7/12/2014

Winda J Wenzel

Winda J. Wenzel, age 62 of Shawneetown died peacefully on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in the Ridgway Nursing and Rehab Center.  Winda was born in Mississippi on January 27, 1952 to Lester and Winnie (Ray) Betts.  In 1976 she married Michael “Mick” Wenzel.  She was the administrator of the Warren House in Shawneetown until retiring this past January.  Winda loved flowers, sewing and quilting, dancing but mostly taking care of people.  She lived her life helping others that needed or could not help themselves.  She was a kind soul with a beautiful smile and and will be missed.

Winda is survived by her husband, Mick Wenzel of Shawneetown, her mother, Winnie Betts of Shawneetown, a sister, Donna Hubbs of Shawneetown, a brother Lester Betts, Jr of Texas.  A very special friend Lisa Smith and also known as MiMi by Mary Kate Pierce and her daughter Ava whom she was very close to.  She was pre-deceased by her father, Lester Betts, a sister, Mary Ann Betts and a brother Robert Betts.

Visitation for Winda will be on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Her funeral will also be on Tuesday at the funeral home starting at 1:00PM with Rev. Michael Rushing officiating.  She will then be laid to rest in Westwood Cemetery in Shawneetown.

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

Sherryl Gordon

Sherryl L Gordon
9/14/1956 - 7/5/2014

Sherryl L Gordon

Sherryl L. Gordon, age 57 of Shawneetown passed away unexpectandly on July 5, 2014 at her home.  Sherryl was born on September 14, 1956 in Evansville, IN.  Her parents were the late Eugene and Patsy (Brown) Stewart.  She was married to Melvin Gordon who preceded her in death.

Sherryl enjoyed family especially her husband and her grandchildren.  She loved Roses and going out to eat.  She was a good wife, a loving mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed.

Sherryl is survived by 2 daughters, Tori (Jeff) Dorries of Marion, IL and Jessica (Terry) Williams of Fayetteville, NC. 9 Grandchildren and a brother, Larry Stewart of Evansville, IN

Per Sherryl’s request she will be cremated and she will be laid to rest in Tennessee with her family at a later date.

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

Novella Van

Novella Van
2/17/1921 - 7/4/2014

Novella  Van

Novella Van, age 93 longtime resident of Shawneetown, died peacefully on July 4, 2014 in the Ridgway Nursing and Rehab Center surrounded by her family.  Novella was born in Island Station, KY on February 17, 1921 to the late John and Ludie (Moore) Hafley.

She was married on December 23, 1938 to Virgil Van who preceded  her in death in 1973.  Novella was a very hard worker and enjoyed being around her family and friends.  She loved to go out and eat and enjoy life.   She was a wonderful mother, wife, grandmother, sister and friend and will be so missed by the community.

Novella is survived by 2 sons, Arval and Anita Van and Tilden and Mary Van all of Shawneetown, 3 daughters, Marlene and Roy Lynch of Ridgway, Virgie and Brian Patton of Shawneetown, and Joyce and Stanley Weddell of Geneva, KY.  19 Grandchildren, 33 Great Grandchildren and 7 Great Great Grandchildren.  She was pre deceased by 4 daughters, Wanda Osborne, Wilma Gobtop, Lois Taylor and Opal Matthews, also a great grand child, Jaclyn.

Visitation for Novella will be on Monday, July 7, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown.  Her funeral will be on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the funeral home starting at 11:00 AM.  Rev. Michael Rushing will officiate and interment will follow in the Hogan Cemetery in Shawneetown.

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

Larry Long

Larry Long
12/28/1942 - 6/21/2014

Larry  Long

Larry G. Long, age 71 of Eldorado, IL died on Saturday, June 21, 2014.  Larry was a longtime resident of the Magnolia Manor in Eldorado where he was loved by all.  Larry was born in Springfield, IL on December 28, 1942.  He served his country during Vietnam in the Army.  He had worked in general labor jobs.

Larry is survived by his Magnolia family whom he loved.  Larry was cremated and a graveside service will be at a later date in the Mt. Zion Cemetery near Cave In Rock.

Cox & Son Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements and you can send a note of comfort at www.coxandson.com

Bertha Shofner

Bertha A Shofner, age 78 died peacefully on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at home in Sturgis, Ky.  Bertha was born in Clay, KY on September 26, 1935 to the late Mike and Emma Lee (Simpson) Hartman.  She was married to Frank Johns who preceded her in death.  Bertha worked and lived in Shawneetown, IL for many years.  She worked for many years at the Loretta Nursing Home as a CNA.  She loved animals and had a pet donkey and dog that she was really close to.  She loved to be outdoors, gardening, and enjoying nature.  Bertha loved to read, go to church and visit with family and friends.  She was always a very kind soul.   She will be missed.

Bertha is survived by 1 son, Gary Johns of Sturgis, KY, 1 brother, Ernest Hartman of Freehold, NJ, and a sister Donna Leslie of Henderson, Ky.  She was preceded also in death by, a daughter, Lisa Johns, a brother, Bobby Hartman and a step brother,  Virgil Simpson.

Visitation for Bertha will be on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown, IL.  Her funeral service will be on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home.  Rev. Jack Hall will officiate and interment will follow at the Pythian Ridge Cemetery in Sturgis, KY.

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