Madge Marie Free, 83, of Milledgeville, Illinois, formerly of McLeansboro, IL. passed away at 5:35 pm Sunday, Sept. 15th, 2013. At St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria Il.
Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 20th from 5-8 p.m. at Gholson’s Funeral Home in McLeansboro, IL. Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Gholson’s. Rev. Andy May will officiate. Burial will follow at Knob Prairie Cemetery near Akin.
Madge was born May, 4th, 1930 to Oscar and Veneta (Brake) Gaither. She married Robert Joseph(Bob) Free, July 20th, 1946.
Mrs. Free is survived by her sons Robert Michael Free and wife Linda of Milledgeville, IL. William Leonard Free and wife Laurie of Sterling,IL. Carl Sherwood Free and wife Jana of Waterloo, IL. and daughter Angelia Meyer of Madison, Wi.
Bob preceded her in death on Dec. 30th, 2004. A daughter, Dorothy Mae Free and grandson Scott Free also preceded her in death.
Madge has 15 surviving grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren.
Madge operated an upholstery shop in Delafield, IL. for years before retiring. Her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren were a joy to her and she loved them all. She loved to can, cook and care for her neighbors. Her garden was always the most colorful along the highway.
Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro Il. is in charge of all the arrangements
Mary Craig, age 89, of Savanna, Illinois died Monday, September 9, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 21, 2013 at The First United Methodist Church in Savanna. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Patricia B. Cottral
Patricia B. Cottral, age 84 of Hanover, Illinois, died on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements are pending at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Hanover.
Lee F. Beyer
Lee F. Beyer, age 91 of Elizabeth, Illinois, died Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at his home. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 14, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Elizabeth. A visitation was held prior to the service at the church. Burial will took place in the Elizabeth Cemetery, Elizabeth. A visitation was also held Friday, September 13, 2013 at Law-Jones Funeral Home, Elizabeth. A memorial fund has been established in Lee’s memory.