Memorial Officer: Phyliss Fisher


9/15/2017 – Please keep Liz and Roger Uphoff and their family in your prayers. Brian and Tori Uphoff’s little girl was born September 13, 2017 in Seattle WA. She did not breathe. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family. Cards may be sent to Liz at 721 W 1st St, Minonk IL 61760-1409. Please keep Liz and her family in your prayers during this very difficult time.

04/10/2017 – Update Liz Uphoff’s husband, Roger, is doing great. She says he is like a 30 year old again. Praise God!

3/01/17 (Update 3/8/2017) –  It is with a heavy heart that I share this news. Jim and Kay Taylor’s son, Ryan, has passed away Sunday evening. Besides his parents and family, he is survived by his son Landen (8) and his daughter Kyndall (3). Ryan was only 39 years old. The services for Ryan Taylor are as follows: Visitation will be from 4-7 Wednesday evening at the Templeton Funeral Home in Paris, IL. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 at the same location. You can see his obituary if you go onto the web and type in Templeton Funeral Home. Please offer up a prayer for all of them as they struggle through this very difficult time. Cards can be sent to the Taylor’s at 519 LaSalle St., Paris, IL 61944-2227.

3/04/17 – Please keep Liz Uphoff and her husband, Roger in your prayers as Roger is still battling Heart Failure. They are going March 6th up to Mayo Cardiology Clinic for more tests. Pray that God will be them as they go through this difficult situation.

2/28/2017 – Amy Lou Bannon, wife of retired Postmaster, John Bannon, Golconda, passed away on Friday, Feb 27th. Visitation will be Friday, March 3rd from 5 pm to 9 pm at the Aly Funeral Home in Eddyville IL. Services will be at 1 pm Saturday, March 4th at the First Presbyterian Church in Golconda with visitatiion at the church from 11 am to 1 pm. Interment will follow at the IOOF Cemetery in Golconda.
Please keep John and his family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of Amy Lou.


Please notify Phyllis Fisher of any UPMA member illness or passing.

There is always sunshine in the heart of someone who loves God.”
Author Unknown

Members we have lost in 2018

Mollie Jeanne Edwards
M. Margaret Niccum
Florence Kocher
Robert Francis Willms
Lois Hupp
Dorothy Schnaare
Donald Eilers
Mildred Alexander
Robert “Bob” K. Mercer
Charles Missel
Charles Copeland
Helen Wood
Martha Darleen (Logan) Gray
Patricia Spencer
Edward L Parks
Leila Sue Canada
Carl Lewis Hileman
Susan (Mitchell) Edwards
Donald E. Rogers
Anna Verble
Jim Kuderna
Robert Tanis
Raphael Palubicki
Harold Baker

Members we have lost in 2017

Earl Gumm, Effingham, IL
Dorothy Lane, Enfield, IL She was the first female postal worker in Carbondale IL
Earl Steiner, Highland, IL
Nancy Wrone, Fillmore, IL
William “Bill” Lee, Mt.Vernon
Peter “Pete” State, Litchfield
Duane “Dewey” Meier, Elliott & Thomasboro
Lawrence “Larry” Thompson, Pinckneyville
Maude Sides, Makanda
Tom Osborne, Godfrey
Sally Nolte, Golden Eagle

Postmasters/Members we have lost in 2016

Earl “Russ” Billings, Brighton, IL
Bernice Duhigg
Robert Ferguson
Delores Koopman
Mary Mueller, Bartelso, IL
Patricia Prather
James Schwedersky, Belvedere, IL
Julia Thomas
Hazel Tolar, Pulaski, IL
Barbara Veech

Postmasters/Members we have lost in 2015

Marie Billerbeck, Fairbury, IL
Wilbur L. Brown, Carbondale, IL
Joseph A Cargal, Johnston City, IL
John J. Convery, Hillsboro, IL
David B. Crawford, Springfield, IL
Margaret M. Drage, Auxvasse, MO
Alice B. Duax, Ashkum, IL
Ernest E. Dziewior, N. Fort Myers, FL
Robert T. Ferguson, Flora, IL
Dorothy M. Fosdick, Tiskilwa, IL
Meredith L. Hull, Milford, IL
Frances C. Irwin, Benton, IL
Patrick Jolliff, Urbana, IL*
A.G. Kubaitis, Justice, IL
Kenneth G. Kuper, Highlandville, MO
Roberta Lydic, Avon, IL
Joy A. Mitchell, Olney, IL
Donald Morrison, Iglesby, IL
Terry L. Newburgh, Galesburg, IL
Norlan Newmister, Bloomington, IL
Eula Ornellas, Carlinville, IL
Edward Rice Sr., Evanston, IL
Wayne E. Rinne, Quincy, IL
George A. Roquet, Sherrard, IL
Dorothy M. Schafer, Newton, IL
Audrey R. Struckman, Donahue, IA
Donald W. Snyder, Sullivan, IL
Dora M Turchi, Indian Harbor Beach, FL
Byron L. Vance, Bluford, IL
Blythe L. Wallace, Rosiclare, IL
Guy Wharton, Nokomis, IL

Postmasters/Members we have lost in 2014

Cyril Athmer – Breese IL
J.W. “Bill” Beard – Alma IL
Richard F. Behrman – Effingham IL
Charlotte R. Campbell – Ipava IL
Clifford Carroll – Galena IL
Floyd R. Chapin – Rockford IL
Gloria I. Connolly – Kahului IL
Curt Graul – Mascoutah IL
Carol Greek – Greenville IL
George S. Mentel – Waterloo IL
Merabello Pelini – Chillicothe IL
Marlin Jeffrey “Jeff” Poole – Carlock and Lake Bloomiington, IL
Shirley E. Prakel – Argenta IL
Mary R. Swearingen – Crystal Lake IL
Lorman Wehling – Cottage Hills IL

Postmasters/Members we have lost in 2013

Barb Afflerbaugh, Davis, IL
Beatrice “Ruthie” Barber, former PAC Momma – Freeburg IL
John V. Barnes, 87, of Patoka, served as Postmaster for 33 years.
He was the longest serving Postmaster in the town’s history.
Patricia Chamberlain
Frank Clark
Carol J. Cwikla
Richard Disney
Adelheid Egert-Budik
Hester Kaufman, past IPN editor
Doris Lingfelter
Juanita A. Perry
Kathryn Schmitz
Roxann White-Jackson
Lois H. Wright

Postmasters/Members we have lost in 2012

Viola Allen
Paul Cameron
Anthony G. Dakuras
Don Fisher
Ralph R. Folgers
James K. Funk
Ladonne W. Kuhn
Wendell D. Marshall
Helen M. Miller
Frank Mueller
Judith M. Nelson
June N. Oxtoby
Julia A. Pintar
Wilma Schaefer
Lyman K. Shawler
Dorothy Turini
Geraldine E. Turner
Helen L. Wattelet
Nora R. Young

Postmasters/Members we have lost in 2011

Lauretta M. Bayer
Mary L. Bilyk
Mary Blotna – Piasa IL
Charline D. Crum
Albert V. Doyle
Mamie L. Fleming
Thomas B. Gilliam
Raymond P. Jones
George R. Kohlmiller
Lloyd S. Lewis
Edward R. Remus

Postmasters/Members we have lost in 2010

John Barry
Marjorie M Betts
Edward A Budzyn
Kenneth Collins
Delphus B Culp
Ray Dewhirst
James Fryer
Dorothy Geisler
Melba Jeanne Happel – Maeystown IL
Dan Heck – Sesser IL
Dale Legner
Kevin O’Malley
Eula Ornellas
Harold Stone
Phyllis Snyders
William Winter
Andre Yarbrough

Postmasters/Members we have lost in 2009

Ralph L. Anderson
Roberta E. Barnhart
Grover J. Beaird
Herbert S. Bliler
Linda C. Callan
William A. Franklin
James L. Guyot
Leslie A. Hayden
Larry W. Kobus Jr.
William R. Logan
Mary A. Miles
James a. Parello
Joseph Reichard Jr.
John R. Ryan
Marc A. Sammons
Blanche Sutton
Alfonsa Tamborini
Betty Wood

Postmasters/Members we have lost in 2008

Edwin P. Aitken
William D. Bowers
Mary Bowman
Steven E Ducaj
Pearl D. Dunahee
Christine L. Elston
Ralph E. Fletcher
Loren E. Gillette – Chatsworth IL
Charles E. Holtgrewe – Oakdale IL
Jared R. Johnson
Max Martin
Marvin C. McCulley
Alma L. Melvin
Howard H. Mumm
Lola M. Murphy
Walter L. Randall
Rebecca Rutherford – Dongola IL
John F. Sokal
Glenn V. Stukenberg

Postmasters/Members we have lost in 2007

Marie A Billerbeck – Cullom IL
Marti A. Bisby – Reynolds IL
Sandy Bates Compton – Hettick IL
John C. Goodman – O’Fallon IL
Raymond Manis – Ewing IL
Lois Fern Molck – Cropsey IL
Dorothy Opal Rock – Oakley IL
Charles Rutan – Mason City IL
Harold Woodward – Milledgeville IL