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Elsie Euvern Amidei


MANTENO, ILL—Elsie Euvern Amidei died Monday, August 6, 2018, in Manteno, Illinois.

  She enjoyed entertaining, ballroom dancing, and music. Euvern worked on Military equipment and was the epitome of Rosie the Riveter during the World War II era.

Euvern is survived by one son, Earl Starks of Maine; a brother, Dennis Ashmore of California; one granddaughter, Mieghan Starks of California; four sisters-in-law, Lucille Biondi, Carolyn Ashmore, Annie Ashmore, and Judy Ashmore; as well as several nieces and nephews.

  She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernie Amidei; her father, Will Goodwin; her mother, Eula Ashmore; and her stepfather, Leland Ashmore; two brothers, Lewis and Boyce Ashmore; and two sisters, Virginia Piechocki and Mary Lou O’Dell.

  Services will be held Saturday, August 11, in Manteno, Illinois and Euvern’s body will return home for interment. A graveside service will be held in Mt. Liberty Cemetery in Calhoun County at 2 p.m. on August 14. Seven Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.


Johnny Eligha Deaton


ENID—Johnny Eligha Deaton died August 4, 2018, in Tallahatchie Extended Care Facility at Charleston.

Born in Teasdale September 1, 1927, Johnny was a son of the late Eligha Monroe Deaton and Dovie Lee Holingsworth Deaton.  He worked for Federal Express for 12 years as a maintenance technician. He enjoyed being a  “salvage hunter,” tinkering with old tractors, and singing church hymns with his family.  Johnny also served as an Elder at Jackson Grove Church of Christ in Enid.

A memorial service was held Saturday, August 11, at 2 pm. in Jackson Grove Church of Christ at Enid with Bro. Robert Rawson presiding.

Survivors include a daughter, Carolyn Ratliff (Robert) of Grenada; one son, Steve Deaton (Mary) of Olive Branch; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

  He was preceded in death by  his wife, Tommie Casey Deaton; one son, Larry (Butch) Deaton; and two sisters, Louise Colins and Sue Beard.



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