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Tree of Remembrance fund is up to $2,557

Submitted by Memorial Hospital
updated: 11/22/2017 1:57 PM

The kickoff of Memorial Hospital Auxiliary's 2017 Tree of Remembrance fund drive has raised a total of $2,557.

The Auxiliary is able to assist the hospital in purchasing needed equipment for various departments through the community's generous donations and memorials.

Funds collected this year will be used to purchase four barrier-free examination tables. With a height of only 18 inches, the tables are designed to make it easy to accommodate the elderly and patients with disabilities easily and efficiently.

The patients will also feel more stable and relaxed while they're waiting or during their consultation as their feet rest comfortably on the floor.

Those wishing to make a donation or memorial contribution in honor of a loved one may do so by sending it to: Tree of Remembrance Chairman Apryl Bradshaw at Memorial Hospital, 1900 State Street, Chester, Illinois 62233, or by dropping it in the collection box located in the hospital's front lobby.

Donations and memorials received to date include:


Richard & Mary McDaniel - In Memory of family & friends.

Wib & Julie Saak and Don & Mary Alice Welge - In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. Brockey Childers

Wib & Julie Saak and Don & Mary Alice Welge - In Memory of Frances Jarvis

Don & Mary Alice Welge - In Memory of Mr. & Mrs. William H. Welge

Don & Mary Alice Welge - In Memory of 1st Lt. Bruce R. Welge


Colvis Investments

Buena Vista National Bank of Chester

Fisher, Kerkhover, Coffey & Gremmels Law Office

Chester Electric Supply, Inc.

Chester National Bank

Chester Insurance Agency

Randolph County Abstract, LLC

Welge-Pechacek Funeral Homes

Reids Harvest House, Inc.

Southern Illinois Eyecare, P.C.

Willis Publishing, Inc. The County Journal

James H. Lochhead & Sons

Chester Grade School "Positive Give Back to the Community"

Arbeiter Law Offices

Anonymous Donor

Randolph County Housing Authority

Patrick D. Miller DMD Miller & Miller

Southern Illinois Sand Co. Inc.

Robert & Paula Platt

City of Chester

Chester Rotary Club