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Evelyn Porter

Evelyn Porter
2/25/1937 - 12/15/2013

Evelyn  Porter

Evelyn S. Porter, age 76 of Ridgway, IL, died peacefully in the Shawnee Rose Nursing Home in Harrisburg on Sunday, December 15, 2013.  On February 25, 1937,  Evelyn was born in New Haven to George and Helen (Cummings) Shepard.  Evelyn was married on May 20, 1955 to the love of her life Charles Porter who preceded her in death.  Evelyn and Charlie owned and operated Charlie’s Hideaway in Old Shawneetown for many years before retiring.  She loved to take walks, sing, and raise flowers.  Her real love was her family, as she loved her children and grandchildren so much.  Evelyn was a very kind soul with a smile for you when you saw her.  She will be missed.

Evelyn is survived by 3 daughters, Lynn Boulds, Kim Tipton and Myra Willis all of Ridgway.  7 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren.  3 brothers, George Shepard and Roy Shepard both of Norris City and Ray Shepard of Carmi, IL.  1 sisters, Frankie Reynolds of Illiopolis, IL  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a son, Wes Porter.

Visitation for Evelyn will be on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Ridgway from 11:00 AM to 1:00PM.  A graveside service will immediately follow at the Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.

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

Betty Holbeck

Betty L Holbeck
8/23/1957 - 12/13/2013

Betty L Holbeck

Betty L. Holbeck, age 56 of Enfield, IL died on December 13, 2013 in the Way-Fair Nursing home in Fairfield, IL.  Betty was born on August 23, 1957 in Eldorado, IL to Thomas Cox and Phyllis (Downs) Wilhelm.  She worked most of her life as a cook in many  restaraunts.  Her passion was cooking and always would feed anyone that was in need.  She was a good daughter, mother, sister and friend and will be missed.

Betty is survived by 2 sons, Gregory Partin of Willisville, IL, and Michael Hobbs of Bethalto, IL.  1 daughter, Mary Ann Holderbold of Valpo, IN, 1 brother,  James Wilhelm of Norris City, IL, 2 sisters, Rhonda McKinney of Eldorado, and Vivian Wilson of Portage, In.  9 Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her father and 1 brother, Thomas Cox, 2 sisters, Judy Stiles and Loretta.

Her request was to be cremated and her ashes will be interred with her brother and sister at a later date at the Union Ridge Cemetery near New Haven.  The service will be private.

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

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.

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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