Mary A. Wuebbels

Mary A. Wuebbels, nee Wempe, 92, of Trenton, died Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Faith Care Center in Highland.

Mrs. Wuebbels was born July 15, 1921 in Aviston, IL to Henry and Christine (Schonhoff) Wempe; they preceded her in death.

She married William B. “Bill” Wuebbels on January 7, 1942 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston; he preceded her in death on March 29, 1994.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by brothers, Urban Wempe, Charles Wempe, and Paul Wempe; a sister, Dinah White; brothers-in-law, Bob White and Don Finch; and a sister-in-law, Vi Wempe.

Surviving are her children, Rosemary (Del) Seaton of St. Louis, Bill (Kathy) Wuebbels of Highland, Paul (Lynn) Wuebbels of St. Louis, Gary (Carman) Wuebbels of Havana, Terry Wuebbels of Trenton, and Larry (Rita) Wuebbels of Trenton; 9 grandchildren, Scott (Karen) Seaton, Sheri (Mark) Stevenson, Shelly (Tony) Zeller, Chris (friend Janola Rigsby) Wuebbels, Jason (Mary) Wuebbels, Paula (Shawn) Hart, Shannon (Shane) Jaeger, Olivia Wuebbels and Oliver Wuebbels; a sister, Olie (friend Jim Riley) Finch of St. Louis; and a sister-in-law, Helen Wempe of Connecticut.

Mary was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Altar Sodality in Trenton where she formerly was in charge of the church cleaning. She also loved quilting.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton with Fr. Joseph Rascher officiating. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Trenton.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 29, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 PM and again on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 8:00-9:30 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.

Memorials can be made to St. Mary’s Church or to Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be received at the funeral home.

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Terry D. Thornton

Terry Thornton 58 of Highland and formerly of Trenton died Wednesday October 23, 2013 at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland.

He was born November 13, 1954 in Breese, to Donald and Leatta (Pendegraft) Thornton: they survive in Summerfield.

He was preceded in death by a brother Ricky Thornton, grandparents Glenn and Eva Thornton, Orville and Leona Pendegraft, father-in-law and mother-in-law Edmund and Leola Korte.

He married Rosemary Korte February 19, 1985 in Belleville and she survives in Trenton.

Also survived by his children Kahla Thornton of Trenton, Kyle (Molly) Thornton of Fort Leonard Wood, MO, Rachel (friend Nick Sparlin) of Trenton.

Grandchildren Liam, Henry, Abigail Thornton and anticipating the arrival of baby Thornton in December.

Sisters and brothers, Trinje (friend Rick VonHatten) Reidelberger of Highland, Jeff Thornton of Highland, Patrick Thornton of Highland, Lisa (Tony) Frazier of Lebanon, David (Sharon) Thornton of Trenton.

Terry received his associated degree in HVAC from B.A.C., Currently employed with Ace Hardware in Highland as a sales associate, and was the past custodian at St. Mary Church in Trenton.

Terry was an avid Cardinal fan and loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Trenton and Knights of Columbus Council #2932

Funeral service will be Saturday October 26, 2013 at 10:00 am at Moss Funeral Home, Trenton with Fr. Joseph Rascher officiating. Interment Summerfield Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday October 25 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM and Saturday October 26, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.

Knights of Columbus will hold services on Friday at 7:30 PM at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made to the Family and will be received at the funeral home.

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Maryann F. Usselman

Maryann F. Usselman, 72, of Park Forest, IL and formerly of Breese, died Sunday, October 20, 2013 at Manor Care of South Holland, South Holland, IL.

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Nancy Weber

Nancy Weber, nee Mondt, 60, of Bartelso, died Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at her residence.

Mrs. Weber was born July 18, 1953 in Breese to Anthony “Tony” and Margaret (Vander Pluym) Mondt; her father preceded her in death and her mother survives in Aviston.

In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her father-in-law, Roman Weber; and a brother-in-law, Gordon Hellman.

She married Gary Weber on October 12, 1973 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso; he survives in Bartelso.

Also surviving are her children, Jamie Weber of Bartelso, Angie (Adam Tebbe) Weber of Breese, and Troy (Myranda) Weber of Aviston; 3 grandchildren, Romayne and Aria Tebbe, and Carson Weber; sisters, Sandy Hellman of Breese, Diane (H. Webster “Web”) Tileston of Washington, DC, Lois (Riccardo) Di Cola of Chicago, and Marcia (Alan) Stine of Breese; her mother-in-law, Dorothy (Becker) Weber of Bartelso; a sister-in-law, Jeannie Weber of Breese; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Nancy was the secretary at Bulk Feed Transport in Bartelso, and was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church and Ladies Sodality in Bartelso.

She enjoyed shooting Pool for Cornerstone in Germantown, but truly loved spending time with her grandchildren, children, and was especially devoted to her son, Jamie.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, October 18, 2013 at 2:00 pm at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Bartelso with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Bartelso.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 pm and again on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 11:00 am-1:30 pm at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown.

Memorials can be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or to the Bartelso Fire Department and will be received at the funeral home.

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Steven C. Kaufman

Steven C. Kaufman, 55, of Trenton, died Monday, October 7, 2013 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Kaufman was born September 8, 1958 in Belleville, IL to Leona M. (Papproth) and Oliver “Scoop” Kaufman, Jr.; they survive in Trenton.

He married Sharon Hammer on September 21, 1980 at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Highland; she survives in Trenton.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is also survived by his siblings, Scott (Geri) Kaufman of Highland, Shari (Karry) Major of Trenton, & Tim Kaufman of Belleville; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Theresa (Tom) Padfield of Trenton, Al (Ann) Hammer of Trenton, Carol (Ron) Kapp of Trenton, Tom (Sandy) Hammer Highland, JoAnn (Mike) Muston of Flushing, MI, & Dave (Carol) Hammer of Trenton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law & mother-in-law, Alfred & Mary (Kniepmann) Hammer; and a brother-in-law, Jim Hammer.

Steve was the owner and operator of Kaufman’s Flooring Center, Trenton, IL since 1993. He enjoyed his two Beagles (Pitts & Wilson), Deer Hunting, Corvettes, and Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

Memorial Visitation will be Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.

Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice and will be received at the funeral home.

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Richard W. “Rick” Jenkins, Lt. Col., USAF, Ret.

Richard W. Jenkins, a long -time resident of Trenton, IL died Friday evening, October 4, 2013 surrounded by numerous friends and family members at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, IL after a valiant battle with cancer. Rick was the loving husband of Joan O. Jenkins.

Born October 2, 1947 in Scranton, PA, he was the son of the late Richard W. and Enid B. (nee Buckingham) Jenkins; and he was also preceded in death by his father-in-law, Abraham Organ.

He graduated from Blakely High School in 1965. After earning degrees from Keystone Junior College and Pennsylvania State University, he served his country for 20 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1992.

In addition to his military career, Rick was a commercial airline pilot, flying for Ozark Airlines, TWA, and American Airlines. He was also an aviation instructor at Southwestern Illinois College.

He was a member of Trenton First United Methodist Church, as well as the Kingsbury Lodge #466 F. & A.M. of Olyphant, PA and the Trenton Lodge #0109 F. & A.M. of Trenton, IL. He was also a member of VFW Post 7983 and American Legion Post 778. He enjoyed being a volunteer driver for Western Clinton County Senior Services.

Heavily involved with Scouting, Rick served as Pack 39 Cub Master and Troop 39 Assistant Scout Master. He was a member of Order of the Arrow and the Tribe of Manasseh, and he was the very proud father of two Eagle Scouts.

Rick was a devoted and loving husband, father, and brother, and will be greatly missed. He was a strong, independent, and generous man who was not afraid to take on any challenge. He was very active in the community and dedicated to any endeavor he undertook.

Surviving are his wife Joan (nee Organ) of Trenton, IL whom her marred May 16 1987 in Blakely, PA; his daughter Megan (spouse Blossom) Coryat of New York, NY; two sons, Richard W. of Endicott, NY and James M. of Trenton, IL; his sister Linda J. (spouse Ted) Oakey of Gaithersburg, MD; his mother-in-law Margaret Organ of Newfoundland, Canada; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral Services will be Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11:00 am at the First United Methodist Church in Trenton with Pastor Mike Rucker officiating. Interment with full military honors will take place in Trenton Cemetery, Trenton.

Visitation will be Monday, October 7, 2013 from 4:00-8:00 pm and again on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 9:00 to 10:30 am at the Moss Funeral Home, Trenton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trenton First United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society.

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