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OAKLEY, FRED
HERRIN: OAKLEY, Fred, 74, formerly of Herrin, died at 11 p.m. Saturday at the home of a daughter in Jacksonville, Florida, funeral 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson's Funeral Home, Herrin: burial in Herrin City Cemetery: friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, Illinois) 1962, July 23, Monday

ODLE, DOW
FORMER WEST FRANKFORT MAN DIES IN ALTON
Dow ODLE, 64, Alton and former West Frankfort resident, died Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carl CRABTREE, Alton. Mr. ODLE left West Frankfort eight years ago to make his home with his daughter. He was born in Franklin County. He leaves son Edward of Godfrey; daughter Mrs. Bill JONES of Middleton, Ohio, and Mrs. CRABTREE; brother Charles of West Frankfort; sisters Mrs. Raymond MOORE of Marion, Ind., Mrs. Ralph GEORGE of Prescott, Ariz.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Methodist Church, West Frankfort, with the pastor, the Rev. E. B. BEATTY, officiating. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, West Frankfort. Friends may call at the Walker Funeral Home. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Monday,Jan 18, 1960

ODLE, EDDIE
EDDIE ODLE RITES TODAY
Funeral services for Eddie ODLE, 54, of the American Beauty Nursing Home, West Frankfort, will be 2 p.m. today at the Union Funeral Home, West Frankfort. Burial will be in East Park Cemetery, east of West Frankfort. Mr. ODLE died at 3 a.m. Friday at Union Hospital, West Frankfort. He had been ill for some time. Mr. ODLE was a retired coal miner. Born Oct 13, 1915, near West Frankfort, he was the son of James and Martha Ann HARDCASTLE ODLE. He leaves a son, Perry, serving in Vietnam; a daughter, Miss Rebecca ODLE of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Arlie, of West Frankfort; sisters, Mrs. William WILHITE of Johnston City, and Miss Alie ODLE of Creal Springs. The Rev. Ethel HOFFARD will officiate at the services. Friends may call any time at the funeral home. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Sun,Aug 29, 1970

ODLE, EDWARD P
Edward P. ODLE, 58, of Route 2, Alton, died at 1:55 p.m. Sunday at Alton Memorial Hospital following a short illness. He was an operator at Alton Box Board for 27 years. Born in West Frankfort, Ill., a son of the late Dow and Pauline (BAUGH) ODLE, he married the former Lois NELMS on Jan 24, 1942, in Perryville, Mo. Surviving the World War II veteran, in addition to his wife, are three daughters, Kay Eileen BOYER of Alton, Diane BREITWISER of East Alton and Kelly ODLE at home; four grandchildren; and a sister, Virginia JONES of Middletown, Ohio. A sister preceded him in death. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Smith Funeral Home, Alton, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Howard Todd TAYLOR officiating. The Alton Telegraph, Alton, Illinois, Tuesday, April 8, 1980

ODUM, SALLIE
Mrs. Sallie Odum, 64, Died at Country Home Early Today, widow of W.A. Odum, died at 10:45 o'clock this morning at her country home, two miles southwest of Thompsonville. She was a member of Union Free Will Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Logan Boyer, West Frankfort; Mrs.Guy Moore and Mrs. Otto Gettings, Thompsonville; a son Walter Odum, Thompsonville; a sister Dollie Hickey of Marion; a brother Oliver Atwood of Marion and four grandchildren. The body is lying in state at her home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete. Buried May 8 [6 May 1946]

OLCZAK, HELEN BERNICE
Mrs Helen Bernice Olczak, 48, of Florissant, MO, died Friday in Firmin Desloge Hospital in St Louis, MO, following an illness of four months. Mrs Olczak was a former resident of Franklin County. She was a member of Polish National Catholic Church in St. Louis. She is survived by her husband, Stanley A Olczak; a daughter, Mrs Mary Piper, Benton; two sons, Charles and Harold Russell, both of Thousand Oaks, Calif, and her father, Charlie Freeman. She also leaves one grandchild; a brother, David Freeman, Benton, and two sisters, Mrs Bill (Rosemary) Fitzpatrick, Benton and Mrs John (Charlene) Semeneck, Woodridge. Her mother was the late Agnes Russell Freeman. Funeral services will be Tues at 11 am at Morton and Johnston funeral Home in Benton. Monsignor charles A Nebel will officiate. Interment will be in Mt Pleasant Cem, near Valier. Visitation at the funeral home will be after 6 pm Monday. [Benton Standard]

OLESKIWICZ, JOE
JOE OLESKIWICZ DIES;
RITES ARE INCOMPLETE
Joe OLESKIWICZ, 76, 501 Washington Blvd., West Frankfort, died at 11:35 a.m. Saturday at the Union Hospital where he had, been a patient for three weeks. He was a retired coal miner and last worked at Orient No. 2. He was born Dec. 13, 1883 in Poland. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America, the ZMP Lodge and St. John's Catholic. Church. He was married to Mrs. Josephine OLESKIWICZ, who died in 1958. Friends may call after 7 p.m. Monday at the Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort where funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Sunday, February 7, 1960, page 11 ---- RITES WEDNESDAY FOR JOE OLESKIEWICZ Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at St. John's Catholic Church, West Frankfort, for Joe OLESKIEWICZ, 76, 501 Washington Blvd., West Frankfort. Mr. OLESKIEWICZ died at 11:35 a.m. Saturday in Union Hospital, West Frankfort. Mr. OLESKIEWICZ leaves sons Joe Jr. of Detroit, Mich., and Chester of Garden City, Mich.; daughters, Mrs. Louie GUSZIK of Chicago and Mrs. George LENARD of Tucson, Ariz.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Union Funeral: Home, West Frankfort, with burial in St. John's Cemetery, West Frankfort. The Rev. Michael KLIMAS, West Frankfort St. John's Catholic Church pastor, will officiate. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. The Southern Illinoisan, Monday, February 7, 1960, page 14

OPLTO, DAN
Sesser-- an Austrian employed in the Keller mine, was found dead in the mine the other day. It was believed that he came in contacy with a live wire and was electrocuted.
[Edwards Intelligencer 13 april 1915]

OVERTURF, ETHEL L.
AKIN -
Ethel L. OVERTURF, 96, died at 6:10 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, at her home. Mrs. OVERTURF was born June 18, 1911, in Akin, the daughter of Jarett HALL and Caroline (ELDRIDGE) HALL. She married Everett OVERTURF, and he preceded her in death June 1, 1967. She was a housewife and a lifelong member of Akin Missionary Baptist Church. She was the oldest woman living in the Akin area and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving relatives include two sons, Dennis OVERTURF of Akin and John OVERTURF and wife, Judy, of Benton; three grandchildren, Chris OVERTURF of Indianapolis, Justin OVERTURF and wife, Courtney, of Mulkeytown and Tammy SUMMERS and husband, David, of Akin; three great-grandchildren, Matthew and Whitney SUMMERS and Bailey OVERTURF; one great-granddaughter expected in December, Arryn Grace OVERTURF; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. OVERTURF was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant son, James OVERTURF; two sisters, Sarah FRYE and Helen SPENCER; and one stepbrother, Willard HALL. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, in Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton, with the Revs. Charles BOWERS and John HOWAT officiating. Burial will be in Brady Cemetery in Akin. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, at the funeral home Memorial contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice and will be accepted at the funeral home. She had several excellent caregivers from Addus Home Healthcare and Good Samaritan Hospice. For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit www.hobbsjohnsonfuneralhome.com . The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, 4 December 2007

OVERTURF, GEORGE W.
GEORGE OVERTURF RITES IN BENTON
Services for George W. Overturf, 68, of 207 N. Stuyvesant St., Benton, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Poulson-Freeman Funeral Home of Benton. The Rev. Frank Trotter will officiate. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Thursday. Mr. Overturf died at 12:40 a.m. today at Miners Hospital in Christopher. He was a retired Coal Miner last working in Buckner. He had been working at a Wides Service Station in Benton since retirement. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Eagles in Benton. A lifelong resident of Franklin County, Mr. Overturf is a son of the late Jack and Nancy Bain Overturf. He married Grace Dearing. He leaves his wife; children, Mrs. Betty LeMay and Casey B. Jones of Mt. Vernon and Mrs. Revie McLaren of Thompsonville; sisters, Mrs. Belva Marvel and Beulah York of Benton; brother Bill Overturf of Louisiana; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.[Southern Illinoisan Wednesday, November 20, 1968]

OVERTURF, GLAN
Funeral services for Glan OVERTURF, 77, of Route 1, Ewing, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton. The Rev. Garlin BURRIS will officiate. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, east of Benton. Friends may call after 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. OVERTURF died at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1975, in Franklin Hospital in Benton. He was born July 17, 1898,in Franklin County to Riley and Daisy BARNFIELD OVERTURF. He was married to Florence WYRICK. She died in 1969. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Frisco Baptist Church, near Benton. A daughter died in infancy. A sister and two brothers also preceded him in death. Survivors are a son, Bud of Ewing; a daughter, June CLARK of Macedonia; two sisters, Mrs. Darrell KERN of Benton and Wilma CASTO of Butte, Mont.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Wed, Nov 19, 1975, page 31

OVERTURF, HANNAH
Mrs. Hannah Overturf, 67, Christopher, died at Louisville Colo. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Russell Funeral Home, Christopher, with burial in Harrison Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Friday. [The Southern Illinoisan, Wednesday, November 8, 1961]
SERVICES SET SATURDAY FOR MRS. OVERTURF
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday for Mrs. Hannah Overturf, 67, at the Russell Funeral, Christopher. Mrs. Overturf of 504 S. Washington St., Christopher died Tuesday in Louisville Colo. She leaves her husband, Roy; sons Wallace and Edward, both of San Francisco, Calif., and Robert of Chicago; sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Wallwork of Christopher, Mrs. Sarah Jane Davis of Albany, Ga. Mrs. Mildred Anderson of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Maggie McCoy of Coshocton, Ohio. The Rev. Stanley Joplin will officiate. Burial will be in Harrison Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. [The Southern Illinoisan, Thursday, November 9, 1961 ]

OVERTURF, HAZEL
Mrs. Hazel Overturf dies in Christopher 16 Apr 1927 Mrs. Hazel Overturf, 53, died unexpectedly Friday night at her home, 104 East 15th Street, Christopher. Mrs. Overfurf is survived by her husband, Wallace Overturf; two brothers, Thomas Reidstra, San Francisco, Calif., and James Reidstra, San Loranza, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Kerr, Grand Island, Neb., and Mrs. Winnifred Warren, Cleveland, O. Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. The Reverend James Graddy will officiate. Interment will be in Harrison Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home will be after 6 p.m. Sunday.

OVERTURF, OSCAR
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, for Oscar "Jack" OVERTURF, 69, of 610 Frisco St., Benton. The Rev. Jack BALDWIN will officiate. Burial will be in Liberty Cemetery, east of Benton. Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Mr. OVERTURF died at 7:40 p.m. Saturday in his home after an illness of six weeks. Born June 26, 1903, in Franklin County, he was the son of John and Daisy BARNFIELD OVERTURF. He was a retired state hospital employee. One sister, Cecil CARR, died in 1972. Surviving are his wife, the former Flossie WYRICK; a brother, Glan OVERTURF of Ewing; and two sisters, Wilma COSTA of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Darrell KERN of Benton. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Ill, Mon,Jan 22, 1973, page 14

OVERTURF, WALTER
Walter Overturf, 59, of Route 3, Benton, died Monday afternoon, April 4, 1977, in Miners Hospital in Christopher. Mr. Overturf was a member of the Crawford Church of Christ, where he served as song leader for many years. He was born Sept. 23, 1917, in Franklin County to William and Nannie Smith Overturf. Survivors are his wife, the former Ellen Humphrey; his mother of Route 3, Benton; two daughters, Shirley and Ladonna Calloni, both of Buckner and Evan of Crown Point, Ind.; two sisters, Mrs. Burnes Warman of Crawfordsville, Ind., and Florine Harris of Route 3, Benton; and six grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher. Burial will be in the Smith Cemetery, northeast of Christopher. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.



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