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Franklin County, Illinois
Obituaries "V"

Michael W. "Mic" Van Acker, 51, formerly of Silvis and Little Rock, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999 in Sesser. Services will be held Monday, at 11 a.m. in the Schroder Mortuary, 701 1st Ave., Silvis, Ill. Burial with Military honors by Viet Nam Veteran's of America Post #229 in the Rock Island National Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the mortuary. Memorials may be made to any of Shriner's Hospitals. Mr. Acker was born on June 8, 1948, in Moline, the son of Joseph and June Ralston Van Acker. He was married to the former Penny Trobaugh and later to Christi Bunker Hilton on May 5, 1984 in Byron. He was a journeyman electrician and a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 295 in Little Rock. He served in the Navy during the Viet Nam war. Survivors include hiw wife, daughters Sherryl Mooneyham of Clayton, NC, Catherine Hilton Blaylock and husband Terry of Harrison, Ark.; sons, Daniel Van Acker of Kave City, Ky. and James Hilton of Tybee Island, Ga.; grandchildren, Shelbie, Harley, Michael, Tiffany, Jamie and Robin; parents of Silvis; sister Marla Angelo of East Moline,; brother Kevin of Arkadelphia, Ark. and grandmother, Hazel Van Acker of Michigan.

Service Set Wednesday At Sesser
Mrs. Golda Van Hoorebeke, 68, of 701 N. Public Road, Sesser, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the Mt. Vernon Tuberculosis Sanitarium. She had been a patient 15 months. Mrs. Van Hoorebeke was born June 23, 1894, in Franklin County, the daughter of William and Mary Stevison Forrest. She had been married to Dolpha Van Hoorebeke for 49 years. She leaves her husband; daughters, Mrs. John Watson of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Kenneth Cockrum of Sesser, and Mrs. William Ward of Spring Valley, California; a son, Herbert of Sesser; sisters, Mrs. Nancy Crouch and Mrs. Cora Dilliner, both of Sesser; brothers, John Forrest and William Forrest of Gary, Indiana; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sesser First Methodist Church. The Rev. Fred Beck will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Brayfield Funeral Home, Sesser, after 10 a.m. Tuesday. Southern Illinoisan (Carbondale, Illinois) 1962, July 23, Monday

The Rev. E. VANHORN, 91, of East Alton and formerly of Whittington died 3:11 a.m. Dec. 31, 1996, at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton. He was a retired coal miner. The Rev. VANHORN was born Oct. 16, 1905, in McLeansboro, a son of Archie and Ethel (PERKINS) VANHORN. Jan. 23, 1928, he married Mary MOONEYHAM, who prceded(sic) him in death in 1970. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetary, Benton, with the Rev. J. Evan HOUSE officiating. Those attending the service on Friday are asked to go directly to the cemetery. There will be no visitation. Johnston Funeral Home of Ina is in charge of the arrangements. The Rev. VANHORN is survived by two sons, James E. VANHORN and wife Jean of East Alton, with whom he resided, and Loren VANHORN and wife Carol of Marmaduke, Ark.; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three great-great-stepgrandchildren; one brother, Everett VANHORN of Whittington; two half brothers, Archie VANHORN of Benton and Wilbur VANHORN of Benton; three sisters, Virginia EUBANKS of Royalton, Naomi MANDRELL of Benton and Elizabeth SMITH of Benton; two half-sisters, Mary Lou TODD of West Frankfort and Ernestine LIABRAATEN of Mt. Vernon; and one stepsister, Lucille JOHNSON of Benton. He was a member of Whittington Baptist Church for many years. Rev. VANHORN was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother, Lewis VANHORN; and three sisters, Emadee and twins Ruth and Ruby who died in infancy. [The Register-News, Mt Vernon, IL, Thurs 2 Jan 1997]

Mary T. Vanzandt, 88, formerly of Christopher, died on Friday, July 16, 1999 on the Decatur Memorial Hospital. There was a private graveside service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 20, in the Mulkeytown Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Slatte officiating. The Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher was in charge of arrangements.Mrs. Vanzandt was born in Wheatcroft, Ky. on June 18, 1911, the daughter of Mary Martin. She was married to Russell E. Vanzandt, who died April 27, 1988. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Christopher. She is suvived by one son, Ronald Vanzandt of Decatur. One sister and two brothers also preceded her in death.

Christine Helen Vaughn, 52, of Benton, IL [Franklin County], passed away Oct. 3, 2000, at her home with her family present. She was born April 28, 1948, in Morrison, IL, the daughter of the late Oscar and Dorothy (Flock) Werland. Mrs. Vaughn was a coordinator for the Park Hills, Missouri Headstart Program. She was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Benton, IL. Survivors include two sons, David Vaughn and wife, Teri, of Benton, IL, Barry Vaughn and wife, Sarah of Benton, IL; two grandchildren, Kelcie and Justin Vaughn; one brother, Jim Werland and wife, Sheila of Sterling, IL. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home, Benton, IL with a rosary service at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home with Father Walter Barr officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, IL. Memorials: American Cancer Society Hope House or the Barnes Lodge,
Barnes-Jewish Medical Center, St. Louis. [The Daily Journal, Oct. 4, 2000]

Funeral services were Wednesday in Fort Branch, Ind., for James Dewey VEACH, 22, a Benton native who was killed Monday in a car-truck crash near Princeton, Ind. VEACH leaves area relatives, grandmother Mrs. Rada REYNOLDS of Benton; grandfather John VEACH of Sesser; and aunt Mrs. Geneva LOMAN of Herrin. VEACH, an Evansville college student, died when his small foreign car was crushed under a truck. The Southern Illinoisan, Carbondale, Illinois, Thursday, February 4, 1960, page 16

"Funeral services for James VAUGHN, age 61, who passed away at his home here Saturday morning were conducted at the First Methodist Church Monday Afternoon at 1:00 o'clock by the Rev. Commordore GROVE, assisted by Rev. Cecil MARTIN. Internment was in Maple Hill Cemetery under the driction of the Brayfield Funeral Service. The deceased was a resident of Sesser for many years. He had been in ill health for some time and had been confined to his home for the past four weeks. Mr. VAUGHN had conducted a furniture and second hand store in Sesser for the past several years. He was prominent in Democratic politics, having held public office several times. He was a member of Sesser Lodge No. 918, A.F. & A M. and for a time took active part in that fraternity.Besides his wife, Ellen VAUGHN, he is survived by two sons, Noble and Harold of Sesser, daughters Mrs. Dorothy KRAFT, Mrs. Hazel JEFFREY, and Mrs. Marjorie BEATY?, all of Detroit, and Mrs. Ethel STEVISON of Sesser, and a sister, Mrs. Sally GALLOWAY of Christopher". [Goode-Barren Historical Society newsletter, Sesser, IL. July 1993 issue]

Sadieville, Ky.
Frank Veatch, a former Sesser resident, died on Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at Georgetown Hospital in Georgetown, Ky. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, in the Christian Church in Sadieville. Arrangements are by the Tucker Funeral Home. He is survived by his wife, Margie (Winemiller) Veatch; one daughter, Judy Sinkhorn and husband Norman of Georgetown, Ky.; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; one sister-in-law, Kathlene Kays of Benton. Mr. Veatch was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, one great-granddaughter and one brother.

Geneva Ellen Veteto, 59, died Friday May 11, 1999, in the Carbondale Memorial Hospital. Services will be held Monday, June 14, at 8 p.m. in the Poulson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Webb Pearce officiating. Visitation is Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Graveside sevices will be in the Pilcher Cemetery in Bownstown, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Arrangements are by the Poulson Funeral Home. Mrs. Veteto was born on August 18, 1939, in Assumption, the daughter of Frank and Gladys (Starnes) Williams. She was married to George G. Veteto who survives in Thompsonville. She was a homemaker, collected angels and loved lisening to gospel music. She attended the Glory Bound Tabernacle in Freeman Spur. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, G. Gordon Veteto and wife Cheryl of Thompsonville, Gino G. Veteto and wife Robin of Benton; two daughters, Gail Swan and husband Karl of Zeigler, Gina Williams and husband Jack of Zeigler; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She lived to be with her grandchildren. Also surviving are four sisters, Anna B. Whalen of Zepher Hills, Fla., Betty Leigh of Ramsey, Clara Thomas of Duncan, Ok., Martha Veteto of Latham. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, April D. Veteto, five brothers and five sisters.


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