Jasper County Obits
Lucille A. Probst
Berthold Lee “Bert” Price
Rhonda Kay (Wilson) Ping
Lucille A. Probst Age 89
Lucille A. Probst of rural Wheeler, IL passed away at 1:44 PM - Thursday, November 14, 2013 at her home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM – Monday, November 18, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Island Grove, IL with Fr. Joe Carlos celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Island Grove, IL. Visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 PM – Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the church with a Rosary at 4:00 PM. Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Wright Funeral Home in Dieterich, IL.
Lucille A. better known as Lucy was born August 9, 1924 in Lillyville, IL the daughter of John and Catherine (Holkenbrink) Will. She married Leonard “Bill” Probst on April 29, 1944 and he preceded her in death on April 9, 2000. Lucy was a homemaker and loving mother. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Island Grove of St. Isidore Parish and a member of CCW. Lucy enjoyed reading, crocheting, playing cards and hosting Saturday morning coffee club. Lucy’s greatest treasure was her family and spending time with them.
Lucy is survived by her children Robert (Rita) Probst of Wheeler, IL; Tom (Marie) Probst of Georgetown, KY; Jerry (Elaine) Probst of Wheeler, IL; Judy Bennett of Charleston, IL; Norma (Bill) Rife of Atwater, CA; Dot (Mark) Behrns of Teutopolis, IL; Theresa (Jvee) Harner of Effingham, IL and Tina (John) McCrary of Atlanta, GA; brother LeRoy Will of Effingham, IL; a sister-in-Law Luella Will of Newton, IL; 18 grandchildren; and 27 great grandchildren. Lucy was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Mary Ann Probst; grandson Jason Bennett; son-in-law Randy Bennett; sister Isabel Hoelscher and three brothers Victor, Edwin and Albert Will.
Berthold Lee “Bert” Price Age 82
Berthold Lee “Bert” Price of Newton, IL passed away at 11:47 AM - Monday, November 11, 2013 at St Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL. Private family services will be held. Arrangements are under the care of the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL.
Berthold Lee better know as “Bert” was born on March 26, 1931 in Bim in Boone County, West Virginia the son of Dayton Denver and Winnie (Sutphin) Price. He married Judith Johnson Jarvis on May 25, 1971 and she survives. Bert served his county in the United States Navy for 23 years. He served during the Korean War and Vietnam War. He also worked in electrical maintenance in the Poway, California school district. Bert was a member of the VFW and Fleet Reserve Association. He enjoyed fishing and building models.
Bert is survived by his wife of 42 years Judith Price of Newton, IL; children Stephen Jarvis of San Diego, CA, Michele Jarvis of Springbrook, WI, Rebecca Allen of Manhattan Beach, CA, Melissa Foster of Vista, CA, Tamara Jarvis of Joplin, MO; 5 grandchildren and a very close extended family of nieces and nephews that loved him dearly.
Bert was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers Denver Price, Dothard Price and Barry Price and a sister Pauline Price Sharpe.
Rhonda Kay (Wilson) Ping Age 52
Rhonda Ping of Yale, IL passed away at 4:54 AM – Sunday, November 17, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM – Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home in Newton, IL with Rev. Stephen Willis officiating. Burial will be in the Debord Cemetery north of Yale, IL. Visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 PM – Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the funeral home. In loving memory of Rhonda, memorials may be made to Rhonda’s grandchildren education fund.
Rhonda was born on June 7, 1961 in Effingham, IL the daughter of Merle E. and Margaret Ann (Weems) Wilson. She married William “Bill” Ping on October 23, 1982 in Yale, IL and he survives. Rhonda was a CNA and enjoyed working in the local nursing homes. She also worked at Hardees in Newton for a few years. Rhonda loved her family and especially loved being a grandmother. Rhonda enjoyed attending car shows and going to drag races.
Rhonda is survived by her husband of 31 years– Bill Ping of Yale, IL; children – Rusty (Mindy) Rich of Effingham, IL, Nichole (Clint) Robbins of Vandalia, IL, Courtney Ping of Yale, IL and Jessica Loyd – Olney, IL; grandchildren – Tanner Robbins, Carter Robbins and Tucker Robbins; Brailynn Ping; Kierrah Rich; Kaylee Rich and Tyson Rich; brothers – Rick Wilson (Rick McSchooler) of Robinson, IL and Rodney (Debbie) Wilson of Oblong, IL; mother-in-law – Deloris Ping of Yale, IL; 1 nephew and 5 nieces also survive. Rhonda was preceded in death by her parents and a grandchild baby Rich.