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Passing of Joseph “Joe” Arthur Robinson, father of District 6 Investigator Brandon Robinson

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Joseph “Joe” Arthur Robinson, father of District 6 Investigator Brandon Robinson.

Please see the following obituaries and funeral arrangements:

Obituary for Joseph Arthur Robinson
Dateline: Shipman

Joseph “Joe” Arthur Robinson, 67, died at 8:34 p.m. Friday, January 31, 2020 at Jersey Community Hospital. Born February 9, 1952 in Wood River, he was the son of Jewell Alexander and Lula A. (Whitlock) Robinson. He graduated from Civic Memorial High School in 1971 and served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He also worked the Olin Corporation and for Burleson Distributors.

On May 20, 1975 he married the former Kathy Ann Gregory. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Rebecca Robinson of Shipman and Barbara Jo Finkbeiner of Memphis, TN, a son, Brandon Robinson (Liz) of Shipman, seven grandchildren, Brandon Robinson Jr., Sam Robinson, Holly Robinson, Kathryn Robinson, Leslie Cozart, Tyler Cozart, and Matthew Robinson-Harbaugh. He is also survived by a brother, Lawrence Robinson (Cindy) of Shiloh, IL, and two sisters, Sharon Robinson of Wood River and Patty Griffith of Branson, MO.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Myron and Edward Robinson and two sisters, Georgene Vincent and Lula Ann Robinson.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of funeral service at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Shipman United Methodist Church. Reverend Toby Curtright will officiate. Memorials may be made to Area Ambulance Service, Shipman Unit. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements.
Online guestbook and information may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com

Please keep the Robinson family in your thoughts and prayers.

Passing of Richard and Gavin Lowe, son and grandson of retired District 4 Investigator Rick Lowe

Monday, December 30th, 2019

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Richard and Gavin Lowe, son and grandson of retired District 4 Investigator Rick Lowe.

Please see the following obituaries and funeral arrangements:

Obituary for Richard Lowe

Aug 19th, 1973 – Dec 25th, 20190 Guests
Herrin-Richard Lowe, 46, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at his home.

Rick was born on August 19, 1973 in Herrin to Richard and Geraldine (Vander) Lowe. Rick loved working on cars and trucks.

Survivors include:

Father-Rick and Tracey Lowe

Mother-Jerri and Danny Dalton

Sister-Jennifer and Chris Romito

Brother-Ryan and Eman Lowe

Sister-Natalie and Paul Melzer

Sister-Tahnee and Mario Duarte

Sister-Lexie and Chris Ramsey

Several nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his son, Gavin Lowe.

Private services will be held at a later date. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

 

Obituary for Gavin Lowe

Herrin- Gavin Lowe, 12, of Herrin, died at 4:17 AM Christmas morning.
Gavin was born in Carbondale on October 31, 2007 to Renee (Calcaterra) Lowe.

He was an active sixth grade student at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic School in Herrin. He played baseball for the Herrin Youth League and Junior High baseball teams and enjoyed spending time with his many friends. He was a big fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and his dream was to be their pitcher. .
Gavin also loved basketball and the Miami Hurricanes.

Gavin was a real “foodie” who enjoyed his mother’s chicken Alfredo, Jennifer’s chicken fajitas, and his Gigi’s ham. He liked golfing with his Pa Pa and he was a talented XBox gamer who enjoyed playing Fortnite. He had a great sense of humor with a smile that would brighten the room. He was a prankster who enjoyed telling jokes and wrestling with his cousins. He loved his family and friends. Gavin brought so much joy to everyone he met.

Surviving are his mother- Renee Lowe of Herrin and her companion, Travis Hood of Marion; three Grandparents- Jim and Sue Stevens of Energy, John and Toni Calcaterra of Royalton and, Rick and Tracy Lowe of Marion; Four Uncles, Brian (companion Alicia Eubanks) Calcaterra of Benton, Ryan (Eman) Lowe of Carterville, Jimmy Stevens of Royalton, Cole Stevens of Herrin; Seven Aunts- Jodi (Jordan) Miller of Herrin, Jennifer (Chris) Romito of Energy, Natalie (Paul, Jr.) Melzer of Carbondale, Shari (Randy) Miller of CA, Teresa (Shawn) Whitecotten of Herrin, Brandy (Mickey) Belcher of Johnston City, Gina (Griffin) Goetz of Marion; Great-Aunts Deborah (Britton) Misker, Terri (Greg) Haub; Great-Uncles Steve (Michele) Smith; Scott (Melissa) Smith; Cousins, Eva Calcaterra of Brookfield, Bryce and Keegan Eubanks of Benton, Emma and Lyric Miller of Herrin, Jennifer and Madison Thompson of Herrin; Jessica and Violet Hepp of Goreville; Amy Haub-Sanders; Christopher Haub; Ross and Stefanie Smith; Close Friends, Dominic, Harper, Landon, Parker, and Santi, along with many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandparents, Allyn and Lela Smith, and paternal great grandparents, Joseph and Isabell Calcaterra.

The funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church/ 316 West Monroe Street in Herrin. Monsignor Ken Schaefer will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Monday, December 30, 2019, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church/ 316 West Monroe in Herrin. Funeral Arrangements were entrusted to Leesman Funeral Homes of southern Illinois under the direction of Devin McCluskie and Joni Binkley-Ross.

For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www.leesmanfuneralhome.com.

 

Please keep the Lowe family in your thoughts and prayers.

 

Fraternally,

Frank Wallace, Secretary
F.O.P. SOS Investigators Lodge #95

Passing of Mr. Brian N. Cox. Mr. Cox is the brother of District 3 Investigator Dale Cox.

Friday, November 29th, 2019

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Mr. Brian N. Cox. Mr. Cox is the brother of District 3 Investigator Dale Cox.

Please see the obituary and funeral arrangements below.

https://www.kravanyafuneral.com/notices/Brian-Cox

Brian N. Cox
Kravanya Funeral Homes</>
November 23, 1974 ~ November 22, 2019 (age 44) Brian N. Cox, 44, of Sawyerville, IL, died in Staunton, IL on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 5:20 pm. He was born November 23, 1974, in Litchfield, IL to Glen “Buzzy” R. Cox & Barbara A. (Olds) Cox. He married Khara L. (Sies) Cox on December 23, 1994 in Carlinville, IL. He was a correctional officer for FCI of Greenville, IL.
He also helped with the family farm. Brian was a veteran after having served with the US Army. Brian was a member of the VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie, IL.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening and taking care of animals. He also enjoyed being with his family and listening to old music. Brilynn and her dad enjoyed going to Rural King. Brilynn and her dad had their own zoo in the backyard which included the dog, Peanut.

He is survived by his parents, Glen “Buzzy” and Barbara Cox of Benld, IL, spouse, Khara Cox of Sawyerville, IL, daughter, Brilynn Hayden Cox of Sawyerville, IL, siblings, Cheryl (Marty) Derganc of Benld, IL, Annette
(Bart) Baker of Shipman, IL, Glen Joseph (Joann) Cox of Sawyerville, IL, Barbie Cox of Benld, IL, Glenda (Tim) Margaritas of Staunton, IL, Kathleen Cox of Staunton, IL, Michael Cox of Baltimore, MD, Cara (companion, Tim
Bates) Cox of Moro, IL, Dale (Tina) Cox of Carlinville, IL, Brady (Brandi) Cox of Benld, IL, mother in law, Joyce Sies of Gillespie, IL, sister in law, Katina (Chester) Weller of Gillespie, IL, many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Brian was preceded in death by his father in law, Norman Sies, sister, Sara Beth Cox, nephew, Caleb Cox, uncle, Stephen Olds and uncle, Jim Huhsmann.

Friends may call on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld, IL from 10:30 am until 1:30 pm. Funeral services are Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 1:30 pm at Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, IL with Rev.
Nancy Ribes Hubert. Memorials are suggested to Wounded Warrior or Adopt A Pet. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com<http://www.kravanyafuneral.com>. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

To send flowers to Brian’s family, please visit our floral section.

Please keep the Cox family in your thoughts and prayers.

Passing of Sandra Jean Campbell, mother of District 4 Investigator Bob Campbell.

Friday, April 26th, 2019

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Sandra Jean Campbell, mother of District 4 Investigator Bob Campbell.

Obituary for Sandra Jean Campbell
Sandra Jean “Sandie” Vest Campbell, 81 of Bowen, IL died Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL.

She was born August 15, 1937 in Carthage, IL, the daughter of Francis and Virginia Thompson Vest. On May 19, 1956 she was united in marriage to Robert Campbell in Carthage. He survives.

She is also survived by her children, Steve (Julie) Campbell of Augusta, IL, Robin (Roy) Scott of Keokuk, Darla (Fred) Birkhofer of Camdenton, MO, Marla (Rick)… Berry of Hamilton, IL, Robert (Oknan) Campbell of Girard, IL and Donna Campbell Amandus of Ft. Madison, IA, grandchildren, Tawnya (Kent) Boyd, Megan Ritter, Michael Homan, Nathan Campbell, Nic (Samara) Campbell, Preston Scott, Isaac Seay, Trent Justice (Charla Holmes), Shannon Homan (Dustin Racen), Jacquelyn Scott, Gwen Scott, Whittney Vigen, Raven Campbell, Dylan (Corbyn) Schrader, Mike (Erika) Berry, Jackson Amandus, great grandchildren, Alivia Nelson, Saydee Boyd, Maddie Boyd, Isaiah Seay, Emerson Glasgow, Illona Seay, Kyliee Vigen, Irelynn Seay, Robin Lauren Glasgow, Kloee Homan, Mary Claire Ritter, Callan Vigen, Birdie Schrader, Greyson Justice, Evie Berry and Miller Marie Racen, brother and sisters, Ronald (Marilyn) Vest of Bowen, IL, Terri (Pat) Sullivan of Colchester, IL and Ginger Rexroat of Colchester, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sons, Chris and Randy Campbell in infancy, granddaughter, Deborah Ann Fuller, grandsons, Joshua Scott and Christopher Berry and her sister, Ann Whitaker.

Sandie graduated from Bowen High School.

She was a member of the Bowen Christian Church.

Sandie enjoyed being a homemaker and spent her life making a wonderful home for her husband and children.

Sandie was well known for her stunning handmade Santa Clause dolls known as “Sandie’s Santas”. She was a skilled seamstress and made quilts for every newborn member of her family. Sandie also had a love for writing and was gifted in poetry. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the sunshine of her life and she loved spending time with them. Above all, her greatest pride and joy was her very large family. She loved hosting family gatherings and bringing everyone together as often as possible, but her favorite of all was the annual Campbell family Christmas Eve.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, at Bowen Christian Church in Bowen, IL.

Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospital or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

http://www.vigenmemorialhome.com/obituaries/Sandra-Jean-Campbell?obId=4345920#/obituaryInfo

Please keep the Campbell family in your thoughts and prayers.

Fraternally,

Frank Wallace, Secretary
F.O.P. SOS Investigators Lodge #95

Passing of Robert W. Cadwell, of Carthage., (Retired District 3).

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Robert W. Cadwell, of Carthage., (Retired District 3).

Robert Walker Cadwell

July 25, 1936 ~ February 19, 2019 (age 82)

Obituary

Robert W. Cadwell, 82, of Carthage, passed away at his home, Tuesday morning, February 19, 2019 in Carthage.

Robert was born July 25, 1936, in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of Phineas Mott and Helen Aurelia (Walker) Cadwell. He attended Carthage High School graduating in 1954. He was united in marriage to Sally JoAnn Tweedt from 1954 until 1968. In 1974 he was united in marriage to Nadine Howe Cameron. She preceded him in death in 1994. Robert had worked for the telephone company in Georgia from 1956 – 1961 and then moved back to Carthage and worked at the Maytag Store for 10 years. Robert then served 20 years in the Secretary of State Police from 1971 until his retirement in 1991. Robert was active in his community and enjoyed politics. He was a life-long Republican and served as a precinct committeeman. He continued his life of service on the Illinois Stolen Car Task Force from 1991-1994. He ran for Hancock County Sheriff in 1994 and then was elected Hancock County Coroner, a position he served from 1996-2000. He was also the Hancock Township Supervisor for many years and enjoyed his service as a member of the Carthage Clipper Fire Department for nearly 15 years. Robert was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carthage.

Robert is survived by three children, Rauna (Rob) Brown of Augusta, Mary Beth Howell of Keokuk and Robert E. Cadwell of Carthage; two step-children, Malinda “Mindi” (Greg) Gronewold of Carthage and Randy (Cate Sceli) Cameron of London, Ontario, Canada; his companion of 23 years, Esther Huls of Carthage; grandchildren, Justin (Deanna) Twaddle, Cassandra (Ricky) Phiri, Carianna (Travis) Davison, Jonathan Wustrow, Jordan, Brandon (Amy), Nathan, Alexandra and Randall Cadwell; step-grandchildren, Dana Scarlett (Brandon), Jaired Anderson (Rebecca), Kara (Jeremy) Kalmus, Cody Cameron, Justin Cronin, Hannah (Bryan) Huff and Kayla (Daniel) Burr; eight grandchildren; eight step-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Jean McCallister of Macomb and Rosalie (Claus) Tanner of Mt. Pulaski, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nadine Cadwell; a son, Mark Alan Cadwell; and two sisters, Margie Trovillion and Georgia Douglas.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with burial to follow in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage from 3:00 – 8:00 P.M. with family meeting friends from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Memorials may be directed to the Carthage Clipper Fire Department. Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to:

Carthage Clipper Fire Department

Please keep the Cadwell family in your thoughts and prayers.

Fraternally,

Frank Wallace, Secretary
F.O.P. SOS Investigators Lodge #95

Passing of George Harchous, (Retired District 4)

Friday, December 28th, 2018

George Harchous

September 14, 1932 – December 26, 2018

 

George R. ‘Junior’ Harchous, 86, of Sullivan, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday December 26, 2018 in his residence.

Celebration of Life services will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday in the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan with John Plummer officiating . Visitation will be from 2 – 4 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be at a later date in the Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials are suggested to Lincolnland Hospice or to the Alzheimer’s Association. View complete obituary and send online condolences to the family at reedfuneralhome.net.

George was born September 14, 1932 in Allenville, the son of George F. and Ila Olive Hoseney Harchous. George graduated from Sullivan High School. He had worked for his uncle, Oliver Myers, at the Shell Service Station in Sullivan. He later owned and operated the Harchous Marathon Station in Sullivan for about ten years. He then began a twenty year career as a police officer for the Illinois Secretary of State. George was a member of the Sullivan Masonic Lodge # 764 AF & AM, the Sullivan Ambucs and the Sullivan Ambucs Big Hat Club, the Fraternal Order of Police, the Sullivan First Christian Church and had attended the Allenville Christian Church and most recently the Mason Point Chapel. George married the love of his life, Janet Marlow on October 11, 1951 and they were married for 65 wonderful years. They loved camping, square dancing and their grandchildren. For seven years they took their camper to Weslaco, Texas for the winter. They had many friends.

Surviving are his children Jennie Harchous of Sullivan, Joe (Sandy) Harchous of Allenville and Tracy (Kyle) Cochran of Lunenburg, Massachusetts; grandchildren Ashley Cochran, Seth Cochran, Lindsay Cochran all of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, Josh (Sarah) Cole of Sullivan, Kaci (Kyle) Crafton of Lovington; great grandchildren Madisyn, Alivia, Emmalynn and Greyson Crafton and Makenzie and Rachel Cole; step grandchildren Crystal (Chris) Keepes of Clarksville, Tennessee, Heather (Chris) Graham of Lexington, Kentucky and Stephanie (Kyle) Finney of Sullivan, a niece and several nephews..

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Janet and sister Betty Moutria.

LODGE 95 MEETING/CHRISTMAS PARTY

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE
LODGE 95
MEETING/CHRISTMAS PARTY

DECEMBER 8th 2018

Board Meeting: at 3:00 pm
Eagle ridge Resort Villa
1507 long Bay Drive #LB07
Galena Illinois 61036

DINNER: 6:00 P.M.
Members’ and a guest Dinners are paid for.

HOTEL rooms are available at the RATE OF $80.00 PER NIGHT + taxes (Check in: 4:00 p.m. check out: 12:00 p.m.)
(RATE Also available for the night before and after):

EAGLE RIDGE RESORT AND SPA
444 EAGLE RIDGE DRIVE
GALENA, ILLINOIS 61036

Phone: (800) 892-2269 – ADVISE them to reserve a room out of F.O.P Lodge 95, block on 12/08/2018.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact 1st Vice-President Kevin Stewart (sos149@gmail.com)

Lodge 95 wins scholarships

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Children of Kevin Stewart, Kurt Male’, and Bob Allen all won a $500 college scholarship from the IL State FOP on 09-27-18. Congrats, Terry Trueblood President

Passing of Robert B. Louden, (Retired Sergeant District 3)

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Robert B. Louden, (Retired Sergeant District 3) ( I just received this information).

Robert’s Obituary

Robert B. Louden, age 89, of Stronghurst, Illinois, passed away at 4:49 a.m.
Friday September 7, 2018 at Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab in Stronghurst. He was born September 28, 1928 in LaHarpe, Illinois, the son of Benjamin and Ruth Smiddy Louden. On September 4, 1945, he married Joyce Stevenson in Burlington, Iowa.

Bob attended the South School, (country school) and Terre Haute High School in Terre Haute, Illinois. He later graduated from the Police Academy in Springfield, and several seminars and training classes in law enforcement.
He served as a police officer for over thirty years. He was an Illinois Conservation Officer, the Henderson County Sheriff, and was a Sergeant with the Illinois Secretary Of State Police, for several years.

He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping, and mushrooming. He also enjoyed shooting pool, and played adult baseball and softball in his younger years. He was a volunteer fireman for the Terre Haute Fire Dept and served on the school board for the Terre Haute elementary school. He was a private pilot and a former member of the Civil Air Patrol. Bob was a 50 year member of the LaHarpe Lodge #195 AF & AM, and a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church and in later years, attended the Stronghurst United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, one son, Larry (Pat) Louden of Hot Springs, AR, five grandchildren, Stacey (Mitch) Allen, Jeff (Jamie) Louden, Krystal
(Mark) Van Worth, Katie Ball, Benjamin (Kelli) Louden, numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, and three sisters, Barbara Sutter of Burlington, IA, Marilyn Ingram of Carthage, MO, and Linda Louden of Apache Junction, AZ. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Rodney Louden, one daughter, Laura Ball, one granddaughter, Bethany Neppl, one sister, Elizabeth Moore, and three brothers, Don, Roger, and David Louden.

Masonic Rites will be at 4:45 p.m. Monday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst, followed by visitation with the family from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. The funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 11, 2018 at Banks & Beals with Rev. Lee Unger and Pastor Lisa Unger officiating. Burial will follow in the Terre Haute Cemetery. Memorials have been established for the Terre Haute United Methodist Church and the Stronghurst United Methodist Church. Please visit banksandbeals.com to sign the guest book and leave a condolence.

Please keep the Louden family in your thoughts and prayers.

Fraternally,

Frank Wallace, Secretary
F.O.P. SOS Investigators Lodge #95

Passing of Gary Spurling, (Retired District 3)

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Gary Spurling, (Retired District 3).

Obituary for Gary L Spurling

Gary L. Spurling, 70 of Bloomington, passed away on Monday, September 24,
2018 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

Gary’s service will be held on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 12pm at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington with Pastor Dan Jassman officiating. Following the service burial will be held in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington with military honors conducted by the Bloomington/Normal American Legion Honor Guard.

Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.

Gary was born on February 10, 1948 in Lincoln, Illinois. He is the son of Merlin and Mary (Langley) Spurling. He married Barbara Kiper on March 24,
1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gary is survived by his wife Barbara, Bloomington; children, Angela Snyder, Pontiac; Amy Veach, Kama Snyder and Briannon Snyder all of Bloomington. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Hayden and Austin Veach, his brother, Larry
(Cindy) Spurling, Ohio and sister-in-law, Coleen Spurling of Ottawa, IL.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his son, Troy Spurling and a brother, Terry Spurling.

He served in the US Marine Corps and worked as a Police Officer for the Secretary of State Police, retiring in 2001 after 23 years. He was a member of the National Fraternal Order of Police and the American Legion Post 1150, Downs.

Gary enjoyed boating, camping and spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Online condolences may be made to www.calvertmemorial.com

Please keep the Spurling family in your thoughts and prayers.

Fraternally,

Frank Wallace, Secretary
F.O.P. SOS Investigators Lodge #95