Memorial Hospital Auxiliary's Tree of Remembrance fund drive has raised $4,415 so far this year in its campaign to support the needs of the hospital.
The tree in front of Memorial Hospital will be lit Friday, Dec. 3. The hundreds of lights represent loved ones lost who are remembered during the Christmas season. The tree will remain lit throughout December and January.
Funds collected this year will be used to purchase two Barrier-Free Examination Tables for the Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic.
Those wishing to make a donation or memorial contribution in honor of a loved one may do so by mailing it to: Tree of Remembrance Chairman Apryl Bradshaw, Memorial Hospital, 1900 State St., Chester, IL, 62233.
Contributions and memorials are recognized weekly in the Chester Herald Tribune.
Donations and memorials received to date include:
• The Manor at Craig Farms, in memory of beloved residents of the Manor at Craig Farms
Darlene Gentsch, in memory of my parents Mr. and Mrs. Gale and Fleta Armes
• Janice Dettmer, in memory of Ray Dettmer and John Dettmer
• Janice Dettmer, in memory of Wilma Kothe
• Janice Dettmer, in memory of John and Rose Leaders and Herman and Louise Dettmer
• Ed and Kim Holsapple, in memory of the Rev. George W. and Ida Farmer, Dale and Verna June Bierman, Claude Holsapple Sr., Merlin and Wilma LaRose, and Ronda LaRose
• Dale and Marsha Link, in memory of Charles Link, Jeen Link, Harold Link, Ina Link, Jack Link, Ronald Link, Faye Magers, and Dan Magers
• Steven S. Sympson, in memory of Arnold E. Fey
• Steven S. Sympson, in memory of Uncle Terry and Aunt Martha Brelje
• Steven S. Sympson, in memory of cousins Travis and Rebecca Young
• Patricia Friess, memorial for the Friess Family -- John, Mary and Bob
• Ida Gaertner and Family, Gary and Stan Gaertner, in memory of Paul Gaertner
• Judith Petrowske, in memory of Don Petrowske
• Larry and Joyce Surman, in memory of Lori McCartner and Ronny Yankey
• Michael and Betty Welge, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Welge; 1st Lt. Bruce Welge; Mr. Donald Welge; Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Cushman; Mr. Michael Joseph Cushman; Mr. Herbert Holzum; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Davitz
Alpha Upsilon Master MA 1242
Chester Women's Club
City of Chester
James and Linda Sympson
St. Mary's Knights of Columbus