A copy of The Reevesville News as written, and published in the Vienna Times

by Joan Dowd, June 10, 1987.

Our community joins in sympathy with the family of Charles Rentfro who passed away on Wednesday at the Carbondale Manor Nursing Home. Thee funeral service was held at the Aikins Farmer Funeral Home on Friday.

Interment was in the Reevesville Cemetery beside his wife, Alice, who proceeded him in death in December of 1978.

A native of this area, Charlie and “Bug” retired hee from Indiana. A quiet, unassuming couple in complete unanimity proved to b excellent neighbors.

He is survived by two daughters, Pauline Stearnes of Carbondale, Genevieve Bach of Indian and a son, Ed, of Metropolis, a brother, Hartley of Karnak, a sister, Maude Richey plus several grand and great grandchildren. Charlie was 93.

Our young friend, Bobby, the son of Bob and Barb Koneman, is a patient at the Massac Memorial Hospital following and emergency appendectomy early Sunday morning. We are happy to report that he is already on the road to recovery. Hang in there, Bobby.

Buck and Georgia’s great-nephew, Roger Stafford of New Columbia was bitten by a cotton mouth snake, Friday on a farm near Big Bay. He is out of intensive care at Western Baptist with recovery in the progressive state.

Mrs. Alberta Sorenson of Moline arrive Sunday for a week or so visit with her brother, Jim Cox and Stella. Dean and Helen Bullock have returned from a two week vacation which, among other places, took them to California, Las Vegas, Nevada and Albuqurque, N. Mex.

Peggy and Abbie Bacon visited Roy and Gay Hunt in Metropolis, also Stanley Taylor and Bobby Koneman at Massac Memorial, Sunday.

Visiting with Harriet Troutt Sunday were Alvis and Darlene Stewart of DeSoto, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Smith and daughter, Connie of Murphysboro; also, her children, Tuffy and Brenda, G.W. and Judy, Pam and Christopher.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith and Connie also visited with her aunt, Dora Bazor, Sunday afternoon.

Francis Wieneke attended the graduation of granddaughter, Julie Mittendorf at Unity School, Monday night. Francis and Margaret Wieneke; also Leatrice Wieneke attended the visitation for Mr. Rentfro, Thursday at Metropolis. Lewis Cummins and Helen McBride attended the wake also.

Congratulations to both Brian Murley and Christie Burnett, graduating seniors from VHS. They are both from the Benton community.

A correction is in order regarding the Johnson County Jaunt. Joellen Newberry completed the 100-mile bike ride, and Judy Murley and Sara Helm completed the 30-mile. Quite a feat, nevertheless. Mr. and Mrs. Butch Fowler of Lockport are at their home here accompanied by her sister, Dorothy, the Fowler’s grandson and friend.

Happy birthday and congratulations to Jason. He and Bruce were out on Friday to put a coat of paint on dad’s house. And Shelly, with Joey Duckworth out in the evening and brought supper. Bruce and Jason have almost completed the restoration on a 1965 GTO convertible and it is lookin sharp.

Tim Parsons and Tony got in some fishing Saturday while their wives, Trish and Susan, Heather and Clint enjoyed the new water slide at the Dixon Springs Pool. Later, they visited Trish’s parents, Hillis and Helen Bullock in Grantsburg, and stopped by our house before returning home to Paducah.

An inquiry regarding the burial location of a CPL John Shirk came this week. Does anyone have information they could share?

Howard and Edna Ozment of Johnston City were down on Monday to look over their property and do a little visiting.

Curt and Pauline Evitts of Glendale visited her sister, Phyllis Wright and Richard, Sunday. Take note, Richard. I gave Phyllis top billing this week.

This has been a slow week at our house. A couple of trips to the doctor’s office for a blood pressure check; another one tomorrow; hopefully we will get lined out soon.

Evansville Sunday Courier
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