Pearl Edwards

  1. Pearl Edwards

Virden– L. Pearl Edwards, 102, of Virden, IL passed away at 7:18 P.M. Monday, February 11, 2019 at Sun rise Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Virden, IL with her loving family at her side.

Pearl was born April 29, 1916 in Loami, IL a daughter to Lee and Stella (Fudge) Harvey.  Pearl married Bill Edwards on February 17, 1938.

Pearl graduated from Auburn High School and was a housewife.  Pearl was a member of the United Methodist Church, Virden, IL.  She was an active member of the Eastern Star, Lalla Rookh Chapter for over 50 years.  She enjoyed playing Pinochle, Bunco and Bingo.

Surviving Pearl is her son, W. Richard (Marilyn) Edwards of Mt. Pulaski, IL; 1 grandson, 5 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding Pearl in death were her parents, husband, Bill Edwards; 2 brothers and 3 sisters and 1 granddaughter.

Visitation will be from 10:00 -11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home in Virden, IL with the Funeral Service starting immediately following the visitation at 11:00 A.M. with Dr. Michael Keppler and Rev. Mark Doane officiating.  Pallbearers are: Richard “Rick” Edwards, Cody Edwards, Dayton Edwards, Zacchary Kerley, Monty Kerley and Bruce Fairfull. Interment will be in the Virden Cemetery, Virden, IL.  Memorials made be made to The Virden Methodist Church, Virden, IL.  To leave a comment for the family, please visit:

Marilyn J. Oller

Marilyn J. Oller

Edinburg – Marilyn J. Oller, 84 of Edinburg, IL passed away Sunday February 3, 2019 at John’s Hospital Springfield, IL.

Marilyn was born December 6,1932 in Taylorville, IL, a daughter of Donald Byford and Alberta Laura (Abel) Allen. She graduated in 1952  from Edinburg High School in Edinburg, IL. Marilyn married Clifford E. Oller December 12, 1952 in Edinburg, IL.  She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Sharpsburg, IL and was an avid horseback rider and lover.

Marilyn is survived by her husband, Clifford E. Oller of Edinburg, IL, a daughter Terri (Steve) Beckham of Edinburg, IL and a son Brian (Tabitha) Oller of Edinburg, IL, 4 grandchildren, Jared (Jill) Beckham, Seth (Danielle) Beckham, Noah and Cambelle Oller, 3 great grandchildren, Taylor, Reese and Chase Beckham, a sister, Wilma (Buddy) Daniels of Edinburg, IL, and several nieces. Preceding in death were her parents, and brothers, Larry and Dwayne Allen.

Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday February 7, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church in Sharpsburg, IL, funeral services to follow at 11:30 a.m. at the church. with Rev. Steve Robinson officiating. Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery Sharpsburg, IL. Pallbearers: Noah Oller, Steve Beckham, Jared Beckham, Seth Beckham, Bill Ferry and Steve Parn. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.

George R. Trojack, Sr.







George R. Trojack, Sr.

Thayer – George R. Trojack, Sr. 81 of Thayer, IL, passed away Sunday February 3, 2019 at his home with his wife, daughter and son by his side.

George was born December 14, 1937 in Springfield, IL, a son of Stephen and Ella (Molen) Trojack. He was a 1956 graduate of Taylorville High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960. George married Roberta M. “Bobbie” Beavers June 24, 1961 in Kincaid, IL. He was a coal miner retiring from Peabody #10 in Pawnee, IL and was a member of the Thayer United Methodist Church Thayer, IL, United Mine Workers of America, Ark & Anchor Lodge #523 A.F. & A.M. Auburn, IL, the Ansar Shrine in Springfield, IL. and was a volunteer fireman with the Thayer and Virden Fire Protection districts. George was a loving husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed his home, fishing, camping, gardening and sitting on the front porch. He enjoyed his truck “5 MR T” and riding through the countryside with his Boston Terrier observing the crops, looking for deer, fox, coyote and wild turkey.

George is survived by his wife, “Bobbie” Trojack of Thayer, IL, a daughter, Gail M. Thomas of Highland Park, IL, and a son, George R. Trojack Jr. of Chicago, IL, 4 grandchildren, Jesse Trojack, Sebastian, Adri and Bobbie Thomas, sister, Marva Gesell of San Diego, CA and several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, infant sister, Mary Trojack and sisters, Linda Slang and Ava Trojack.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL, with Masonic Services at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Funeral Services to follow at 10:45 a.m. Rev. Charles Kurfman officiating. Burial will be in West Cemetery Thayer, IL. Pallbearers: Scott Bostick, Ken Morey, Mike Cross, Russ Grady, Mac McGlothlin and  Ed Camacho. Memorials may be made to the Thayer United Methodist Church, Thayer, IL. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.

Alvin Arthur Schroll

Alvin A. Schroll

GirardAlvin A. Schroll, 86 of Girard, IL passed away Friday February 1, 2019 at Heritage Manor Springfield, IL.

Alvin was born May 6, 1932 in Dorchester, IL, a son of Charles M. and Florence (Holtorf) Schroll. He married Dorothy F. Goeller May 17, 1951 in Waynesville, MO. Alvin served over 22 years in the U.S. Army. Prior to serving in the Army he was a farm hand for Lee Kirby near Chatham, IL. After he retired from the service he worked as a maintenance engineer for FS Growmark in Springfield, IL and was a part time police officer in Southern View, IL.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Dorothy Schroll of Girard, IL, daughters, Susan Linden of Greenville, IL and Debra (Tom) Broms of Savage, MN, a son, Gary L. (Linda) Schroll of Tarpon Springs, FL, 9 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, a sister, Marge Pullian of Nilwood, IL, brothers, Don (Alvina) Schroll of Naples, FL, David (Diane) Schroll of New Port Richey, FL, and Bill Schroll of AZ, and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death was his parents, twins, Alvin Schroll Jr. and Allen Schroll, and a son Allen Schroll Sr. a great granddaughter, Olivia Schroll and a sister, Doris Dickey.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday February 5, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Girard, IL, with funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday February 6, 2019 at the church. Rev. Benjamin Tyler Holt officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery Springfield, IL. Pallbearers: Gary Schroll, Kinney Schroll, Allen Schroll Jr., Travis Linden, Derek Wilson and Randy Lauterbach. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Girard, IL. Please visit: to leave a comment for the family.