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Andy Fillingim

Andrew Andy Fillingim
7/8/1980 - 12/7/2013

Andrew Andy Fillingim

Andrew J. “Andy” Fillingim, age 33 of Evansville, IN, but formerly of Ridgway, Il died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at his home.  Andy as most knew him was born in Evansville on July 8, 1980 the son of  Larry and Jill (Baker) Fillingim.   He served his country in the U.S. Navy and loved to play music especially with a guitar and harmonica.  Andy was a kind soul will be missed by his family friends.

Andy is survived 2 children, Kiran Fillingim of Ridgway and Cassie Fillingim of Henderson, KY. His parents,  Larry and Jill Fillingim of Ridgway and a brother, Alex Fillingim of Ridgway. He is also survived by grandparents, Virginia Fillingim of Ridgway, and Don (Linda) Baker of Texas.  Uncles and Aunts, Terry (Paula) Fillingim of Evansville, IN, Nancy (Steve) Raben of Mascoutah, IL, Robin Belford of Carrier Mills, Gil (Stephanie) Baker of  Louisiana and Great Uncle and Aunt Jack and Nila Fillingim of Ridgway.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Lee Fillingim, grandmother, Linda Jackson and a uncle Chris Talkington.

Visitation for Andy will be on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.  His funeral service will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family ask donations be made to the Leukemia Foundation and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

Sue Goforth Minnemeyer

Sue Goforth Minnemeyer
6/29/1940 - 12/5/2013

Sue Goforth Minnemeyer

Carla Sue Goforth Minnemeyer, age 73 died peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at her home in New Haven, after an extended illness surrounded by her family.  Sue as most knew her was born on June 29, 1940 in Broughton, IL to the late George Hubert and Wanda Lee (Stokes) Ellison both deceased.   Sue was a nurse for many years before retiring.  She had worked at Ferrell Hospital and Peabody Coal.  She was known as the town nurse in New Haven as she helped so many people over the years.  Her passion was Quilting, she made beautiful quilts and taught many how to do this.  She was a member of the New Haven Quilters, New Haven Piece by Peace Quilt Guild and the New Haven Auxillary.  Sue was married to Carl Goforth who preceded her in death.  She is now married to Harry Minnemeyer who survives.  Sue was a very loving and wonderful Mother, Wife, Grandmother, Sister and friend.  She will be missed.

Sue is survived by her husband, Harry Minnemeyer of New Haven, 2 daughters,  Nickie (Alan) Evans of New Haven, Brigitte (Willie) Browning of New Haven, 3 step daughters, Julia (Mike) Durmont, Susan (Tom) Carter, and Sara (David) Michailof, Daughter in Law, Robyn Howton, Sister, Paulette (Larry) Welsch of Houston, Tx, brother, Richard Ellison of Omaha, IL.  Grandchldren, Erin (Rob) Gmerek, Cory Evans, Adam Goforth, Hailey Browning, Jordan Evans, Paige Browning, Allison Michailof, Lucas Michailof, Rowan Carter, Henry Carter.  Great Grandchildren, Travis, Alan, and Jeffrey Gmerek.  And a special friend Meriam Tison of Raleigh, IL.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl and her son, Jeff Goforth.

Visitation for Sue will be on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 4-7 PM at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in New Haven.  Her funeral will be on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Union Ridge Presbyterian Church with interment to follow at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers you may make a donation in her memory to the New Haven Piece by Peace Quilt Guild for their Christmas for Children.

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

Barbara Bosaw

Barbara A. Bosaw
5/31/1944 - 12/5/2013

Barbara A. Bosaw

Barbara A. Bosaw, age 69, of Shawneetown, IL died peacefully on Thursday, December 5, 2013 in Harrisburg Medical Center surrounded by her family.  Barb as most called her was born on May 31, 1944 to the late George & Leda (Mobley) Golden on the family farm in Shawneetown.    On September 8, 1962 she married the love of her life, Kenny Bosaw who preceded her in death in September of this year.  She was a faithful member of the Shawneetown Presbyterian Church.  Barb was the owner of a Video and Package store in Ridgway for many years before retiring.  She was a very kind soul, who always had a good word and a wonderful smile for you when you saw her.  Even in her illness her positive and upbeat attitude always shined through.  She loved to travel, socialize with her friends, but mostly loved to be with her children and grandchildren.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend.  She will be missed. 

Barb is survived by, 2 daughters, Shelly (Chuck)Vinyard of Shawneetown, and Kristie Bosaw of Shawneetown, 1 son, Scott (Michelle) Bosaw of Ridgway, brother, Larry Golden, sister ,Dina (Gary) Murphy, sister in laws, Linda Golden, and Susan (Doyle) Wilson, brother in law, Mike Bosaw, 6 grandchildren, Matt (Kim) Vinyard, Ashley (Ryan) Fromm, Kyler, Chloe, Grant Bosaw and Audie Goebel, 3 Great grandchildren, Lily, Luke and Ava.  She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and a brother Jerry Golden.  She was also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Barbara will be on Sunday, December 8,  2013 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Her funeral will be on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home.  Rev. Wade Halva will officiate and interment will follow at Union Ridge Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family ask donations be made to the MS Foundation.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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

Mary Devous

Mary Elizabeth (Naas) DeVous, 90, lifelong resident of Equality, died Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado.

Mary was born on September 12, 1923 in Equality to the late Emil and Annie (Muensterman) Naas.

She was a homemaker first, raising 8 children, she then became a nurses aid working for Loretta Nursing Home in Shawneetown. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Equality, The Altar Society of the church and the Daughters of Isabella.

On August 19, 1941 she married Robert DeVous and he preceded her in death on December 31, 1963.

Surviving are 3 sons: Robert (Barbara) DeVous of Harrisburg, Nicholas (Cynthia) DeVous of Equality and Louis (Mona) DeVous of Harrisburg. 4 daughters: Helen Casteel of Camarillo, CA, Joyce (Richard) Hanson of Thousand Oaks, CA, Nancy (Geoffrey) Senn of Minnetonka, MN and Alice (Stephen) Wathen of O’Fallon, IL. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, James (Jimmy) DeVous, a grandchild Ivy DeVous and a Son-In-Law Frank Casteel. She was also preceded in death by 6 brothers: Fred, Ray, Ed, Herb, Gene and Bobby Lee Naas and 3 sisters: Johanna Wargel, Leona Abell and Ruth Drone. She was also preceded in death by a long time companion Mitch Kanady.

A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Equality at 10:00 AM. Father Steven Beatty officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Equality. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Watson Funeral Home in Eldorado from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

For those who wish memorial contributions may be made to the Equality St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery and may be left at the funeral home.

On line condolences may be sent to the family at watsonfuneralhome.net

James Durbin

James M. Durbin

James M. Durbin, age 80 longtime resident of Omaha, died peacefully at his home on December 2, 2013.  Jim was born in Wheatcroft, Ky to the late William and Nina (Cummins) Durbin on June 17, 1933.  On May 15th 1959 he married Lena (Carter) Durbin who survives.    Jim served his country in the Korean conflict in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1954.   He retired from B & B Construction and Patton Pipeline.   He was protestant by faith and a Life member of the Carmi VFW.  He was known for raising rabbits and selling apples in retirement years.  He loved to talk and visit with people and always had a kind word for you.  He will be missed.

Jim is survived by his wife Lena of Omaha, a son Bobby Durbin of New Haven, 2 daughters, Carolyn Pilon and Nancy Miller.  A brother, Richard Durbin of McLeansboro and a sister, Helen Combs.  7 Grandchildren, 3 Step Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren and 4 Step Great Grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Margaret Gangard and Addie Garrett.

Jim chose to be cremated.  His graveside service with burial of his ashes will be held at a later date at the Hazel Ridge Cemetery near Omaha.  Military rites will be accorded.

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