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Gary Kuntzman

Gary Kuntzman, 68 of Taylorville, died peacefully at 11:07 a.m., Thursday, December 13, 2018 in his residence surrounded by his loving family. 


Gary was born on March 18, 1950 in Taylorville, the son of Lester “Bud” and Nanette (Flanders) Kuntzman. He married JoAnn Masulis on March 7, 1969 in Nokomis, and she survives. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, the VFW, the American Legion, and the Moose Lodge. Gary was also a dedicated Scout Leader for the Boy Scouts and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Gary worked as a Civil Engineer, and in his spare time he enjoyed fishing and woodworking. Above all, Gary adored spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved his family as much as they loved him, and he will be dearly missed. 


Along with his loving wife JoAnn, Gary is survived by their children: Steve Kuntzman of Mt. Auburn; James (fiancée Brandi Bess) Kuntzman of Mt. Auburn; Chris (Karen) Kuntzman of Taylorville; Kelly (Zach) Green of Cape Girardeau, MO; eleven grandchildren: Cody, Lacey, Quentin, JT, Kyle, Karlee, Liam, Nolan, Harper, Morgan, and Tommie; and two great grandchildren: Parker and Ellie; his father: Bud Kuntzman; three siblings: Dave (Linda) Kuntzman of Springfield; Kathy Kuntzman of Taylorville; Scott (Beth) Kuntzman of Stonington; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nanette Kuntzman; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: James & Josephine Masulis; one niece: Jennifer Harrison; and one cousin: David Miles.


A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 17, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will take place in Fraley Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5 - 7:00 p.m., also at the funeral home.

 

Memorial may be made in his honor to: The First United Methodist Church Building Fund or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.  

 

Memories of Gary, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Jesse Michael Franklin

Jesse Michael Franklin, 46 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Health Care Center in Pana, IL. He was born on September 30, 1972 in Grand Forks, ND the son of Jesse Thomas and Carole (Hoffland) Franklin. Jesse worked as a welder for several different companies through the years.


He is survived by his Sons: Jesse Eric Franklin of Grand Forks, ND two Grandchildren; Father: Jesse Thomas (Lucille) Franklin of Taylorville, IL; half-Sisters: Christine and Terri Jo; step-sisters: Vickie (Jerry) Williams of Rochester, IL; Kim (Pat) McGriff of Murphysboro, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and aunts. He was preceded in death by his Mother, grandparents: Jess and Grace Franklin, Stanley and Lou Hoffland, Uncles: Gillis, Bill and Mike Franklin, Step-Brother: Mark Loreth.


Jesse will be cremated and the family will have graveside a graveside service at a later date.


Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 


Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Lucia Jean Baietto

Lucia Jean Baietto, 86, of Forsyth, IL and Ft. Myers, FL passed away on Monday December 10, 2018 at 8:50 a.m. in her home in Forsyth. Lucia was born November 6, 1932 in Kincaid, IL, the daughter of Dominic and Mary Calcaterra.   She then married Joseph D. Baietto on June 21, 2002 in Brookfield, IL. Lucia went on to obtain a teaching degree and was an elementary school teacher.  She was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Decatur, IL.


She is survived by her husband Joseph of Forsyth, IL, a daughter Julie Jeffress and friend Dave Van Stedum of Mt. Zion, IL, Step-son Joe T. (Lori) Baietto and two step-daughters Debbie (Jim) Wiley, and Janette (Doug) Taylor all of Mt. Zion, IL, 3 nieces Kathleen (husband Dennis) Foli of Kincaid, IL., Shelia Zajac MI and Michelle Kogler of OR. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son Charles Jeffress, a sister Louise Paso, and 2 brothers John and Jacob V. Calcaterra.


Funeral Services for Lucia will be held at St. Rita Catholic Church in Kincaid, IL on Friday, December 14 at 11:00 am with Father John Burnette officiating.  Visitation for Mrs. Baietto will be held from 10 am to 11 am at St. Rita Catholic Church in Kincaid.

 

Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Kincaid, IL are assisting the family.

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Victoria Louise Havera

Victoria Louise Havera, 88 of Coalton passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 1:23 a.m. at her residence in Coalton. She was born on July 5, 1930 in Coalton, IL the daughter of Mike and Anna (Vanach) Novak. She married Albert “Birdie” Havera on December 17, 1949 in Montgomery County, IL and he preceded her in death on November 27, 1994.

 

She worked as a clerk for the Secretary of State and she was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL.
Surviving are her Children: Mike (Cherie) Havera, Kay (Ken) Cook, Maryann (Tony) Fox, James (Tricia) Havera all of Nokomis and Debra (Terry) Schulte of Fillmore; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister: Anne Potakar and brother: Frank Novak.  

 
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis with a Rosary at 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL with Father Albert Allen officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Nokomis.


Victoria Louise Havera, 88 of Coalton passed away on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 1:23 a.m. at her residence in Coalton. She was born on July 5, 1930 in Coalton, IL the daughter of Mike and Anna (Vanach) Novak. She married Albert “Birdie” Havera on December 17, 1949 in Montgomery County, IL and he preceded her in death on November 27, 1994. She worked as a clerk for the Secretary of State and she was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL.
Surviving are her Children: Mike (Cherie) Havera, Kay (Ken) Cook, Maryann (Tony) Fox, James (Tricia) Havera all of Nokomis and Debra (Terry) Schulte of Fillmore; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister: Anne Potakar and brother: Frank Novak.    


Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis with a Rosary at 4:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL with Father Albert Allen officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Nokomis.


Memorials may be made to St. Louis Catholic School 509 E. Union St. Nokomis, IL 62075.


Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements.  


Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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Marcia Beaman

Mrs. Marcia Beaman, 65, of Taylorville, IL passed from this life surrounded by her loving family at 5:40 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.


She was born September 1, 1953 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of John B. and Helen I. (Pop) Perozzo. Marcia married Randy Beaman February 19, 1972 in Kincaid, IL and they enjoyed 46 wonderful years together. Mrs. Beaman was a 1971 graduate of Kincaid High School; she worked for over 20 years at Illini Bank and 5 years at Midland Community Bank, Kincaid.  Marcia was a member of the Loyal Order of The Moose Lodge 1516 Chapter 1263, Taylorville, IL.  She loved traveling, boating at Lake Taylorville, and she especially loved spending time with her family.


Survivors include: her loving husband Randy Beaman of Taylorville, IL, 2 daughters Heidi (husband Todd) Durbin and Trina (husband Jeff) Fry all of Taylorville, IL, grandchildren Shane Lucas and companion Olivia Darnell, Nolan Lucas and companion Morgan Endris, Lexus Fry, Hunter Fry, Peyton Stark, Lilee Durbin, adopted grandson Brandon Rickman, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, an aunt, her mother-in-law Donna Beaman of Taylorville along with several nieces, nephews and a great many friends.


Mrs. Beaman was preceded in death by her parents, father-in-law Glenn “Bud” Beaman, and a brother-in-law Scott Beaman.


In keeping with Marcia’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.  Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Kincaid is assisting her family with arrangements.  You may visit her on-line obituary and leave a condolence at www.mastersonfh.com or on the Masterson Funeral Home - Facebook page.

 

Memorials in loving memory of Mrs. Marcia Beaman are suggested to: Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois – 210 W. McKinley Ave. – Decatur, IL - 62568

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Jean E. Reincke

Jean E. Reincke, 91 of Nokomis passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL. She was born on March 6, 1927 in Pana, IL the daughter of Glenn and Fern (Johnson) Ryan. She married Louis E. Reincke on December 19, 1945 in Fairview Church in Rural Nokomis, IL and he preceded her in death on February 11, 2011. She was a lifetime homemaker, office manager at Specification Stone Company in Pana where she retired in 1989 after 20 years and for WJLY Christian Radio Station in Ramsey after 6 years. She was a member of South Fork United Methodist Church and Women of Faith at South Fork United Methodist Church.

 

She is survived by her Sons: Ronald (Jan) Reincke of Lakeland, FL; Steven (Dana) Reincke of Nokomis, IL; Daughters: Connie (Tom) Scobey of Tellico Plains, TN; Barbara (Bob) Lineback of Ocala, FL; Grandchildren: Sean and Eric Reincke of Lakeland, FL; Kimberly Morgan of Middleburg, FL; Traci Miller of Orange Park, FL; Vince Reincke of Hillsboro, IL; Craig Reincke of Petersburg, IL; Eleven Great-Grandchildren; Three Great-Great-Grandchildren; Brother: Donald Ryan of Taylorville, IL; Sister: Judy Brierly of Springfield, MO; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Daughter: Nancy Jean Reincke, Sisters: Roberta Pray, Wanda Bates and Carolyn Cothern.

 
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 10, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis. Funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis with Rev. Ric Miles officiating.

 

Burial will be held in Kettelkamp Cemetery in rural Nokomis. 


Memorials may be made to Kettelkamp Cemetery or Fairview Cemetery


Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements. 


Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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Donald G. Smith

Donald G. Smith, 77 of Springfield formerly of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 12:55 p.m. at his home in Springfield, IL. He was born on November 2, 1941 in Morrisonville, IL the son of Ernest and Mary M. (Deon) Smith. He married Betty Harvell on June 29, 1976 in Las Vegas, NV and she preceded him in death on August 27, 2012. Donald worked as a coal miner and he was a truck driver.


He is survived by his Sisters: Helen Barding of Taylorville, IL; Mary Kelley of Wood River, IL; Joyce Lutchka of Petersburg, IL; step-Sons: Tom Harvel of Taylorville, IL; Steven “Zeke” Harvel of Oregon; step-Daughters: Cherilyn Mundhenke of Morrisonville, IL; Christine Painter of Las Vegas, NV; Kathleen Hemmer of Oregon; Melissa Randolph of Texas;

Grandchildren: Mark Allen and Matthew Randolph of Texas and numerous other grandchildren, great-grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brothers Harold, Ernest, Clayton, Victor and Glenn Smith; Sisters: Reba Best, Louise Mrotzek, Roseane Mefford, Betty Neikes.


Memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Father Albert Allen officiating. Inurnment will be held at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, IL with military graveside honors. 


Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.


Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 


Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

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Elsie Mae Godbey

Elsie Mae Godbey, 97, of Edinburg, Illinois, died on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at her home. Elsie was born in Blue Mound, Illinois on May 1, 1921, to John Thornton and Etta Belle Buchter. She was the sixth of seven children. She attended the Blue Mound Public Schools. After her high school graduation, Elsie worked as a Dental Assistant to Dr. “Doc” Jordan in Blue Mound. Elsie married Thaxton “Red” Godbey on July 27, 1947. After her marriage, Elsie was a homemaker and became a bus driver for the Edinburg School District, until she retired at age 70.

 

Elsie is survived by her son, Gregory Godbey, Edinburg, IL, daughter, Susan (Douglas) Higgason, Edinburg, IL; grandchildren, Breezi (Brad) Davis of Cantrall, IL, Lacee Higgason, Springfield, IL; great-grandchildren, Tinsley DeClerck, Pearl Davis, Ezra Davis, and Abilene Davis, Cantrall, IL. Her parents, her husband, Red Godbey, and her grandson, Blake Aaron Higgason, two brothers, LaVerne and Dellas, and three sisters, Velma, Violet, and Dessie, preceded her in death. Her sister, Norma Hartwig of Springfield, and many nieces and nephews also survive her.

 

Elsie was a lifelong member of the Edinburg United Methodist Church where she took an active role in the United Methodist Women’s group. She and other members of the UMW were faithful in the preparation and serving of funeral luncheons of members of the Church as well as their families. Elsie spent many hours knitting items to be sold at the Church bazaars. She greatly enjoyed the time she and the other women of the Church spent helping others. Elsie was loved by the neighborhood children who would recount stories of playing in her big yard after school and during the summer. Elsie was often seen throwing baseballs for the players and joining in other activities, as the children loved the time she would spend with them. She also spent many hours with her granddaughters, Breezi and Lacee, watching them after school. Her apple trees were the talk of friends who enjoyed the fruit for pie making and other special bakery treats.

 

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, at Sutton Memorial Home, 327 N. Clay Street, Taylorville, IL. The funeral will begin immediately following visitation with Reverend Calab McGregor and Reverend Ray Radee of the Edinburg United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Sharpsburg, IL. 

 

Memorials may be given to the Edinburg United Methodist Church in Elsie Godbey’s memory.

 

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Please sign our online guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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Dennis A. Sanders

Dennis A. Sanders Sr., 67 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 5:17 a.m.at his home in rural Taylorville, IL. He was born on August 11, 1951 in Taylorville, IL the son of Paul H. and Natalie A. (Porter) Sanders. He married Debbie Anderson on June 23, 1974 in Grove City, IL. Dennis was a farmer, he worked at Taylorville Feed and Fertilizer and he was a member of the Kincaid Church of God.


He is survived by his Wife: Debbie Sanders of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Dennis Sanders Jr. (Fiancé Cristin O’Connor) of Morrisonville, IL; Chad Sanders (Wife Erin) of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Wyatt Sanders, Aryonna Sanders, Shaylie Sanders, K’dyn Lawson, Marques Lawson; Sister: Paula Lenger of Michigan; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother: Darrel Sanders. 


Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Jacob Skelton officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL. 


Memorials may be made to the family C/O: Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568.


Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 


Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

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Jean Wilson

Jean Wilson, 90 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 1:34 p.m. at Life’s Journey Senior Living Center in Taylorville, IL. She was born on July 29, 1928 in Tracy City, TN the daughter of Arvad Clayton and Veola Mae (Shrum) Gibbs. She married Richard Thomas Wilson Sr. on February 29, 1948 in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on February 8, 2015. Jean worked as the Senior Underwriter for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. She was a member of Davis Memorial Christian Church, Taylorville Eastern Star and the White Shrine. She loved reading, watching the Chicago Cubs, the great-grandchildren’s activities and the Taylorville Tornadoes.


She is survived by her Son: Richard Thomas (Carol) Wilson Jr. of Cumming, GA; Grandchildren: Laura (Steve) Benson of Mt. Vernon, NY, Heather (Jeb) Odam of Taylorville, IL and Maureen (Arby) Wise of Carlinville, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Robert, John and Lucas Benson, Ava and Baron Odam and Ella and Beau Wise; Brothers: Chris Edward Gibbs of Urbana, IL, Lynn (Jayne) Gibbs of St. Charles, MO; Sisters-in-Law: Madelyn Eson of Taylorville, IL; Beverly (Joseph) Susnig of Jerseyville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, husband, and Daughter-in-Law: Christine Margaret Wilson, Sister: Viola Moore; Brothers-in-Law Laverne Eson, Robert Wilson, Robert Moore, Sisters-in-Law Yuba Wilson, Barbara Gibbs and Beulah Argo; half-brothers: Melvin Argo Jr, and Henry Argo; niece Georgia Gay Gibbs, and nephews Brett Moore and Leroy Argo.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Memorial service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Bill Kerns officiating. Inurnment will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. 


Memorials may be made to the Christine Wilson Memorial Preschool scholarship fund C/O Davis Memorial Christian Church 1500 W. Franklin St. Taylorville, IL 62568


Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 


Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

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Doris Jean Oller

Doris Jean Oller, 82 of Taylorville, passed away at 8:12pm on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Taylorville.  She was born on January 7, 1936 in Morrisonville, the daughter of William Klinger and Ruby Ilene (Schmedeke) Friedrich.  She married Roy Dale Oller on May 8, 1955 in the First Baptist Church in Taylorville.  He preceded her in death on August 5, 2014.  Doris worked as a secretary at the Christian County TB Office and was a member of the Taylorville First United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed gardening, both flowers and vegetables, sewing, baking, bowled for over 40 years, and loved spending time with her family.  

She is survived by her daughters: Karen Fishel (Warren Kelly) and Susan Hayes (David) both of Taylorville; son: David Oller (Jamie) of Kincaid; grandchildren: Heather Overstreet (Nick), Lindsay Barlow (Leroy), Christina Scheina (Patrick), Megan (Nick Elder) Oller, and Hailey Oller; great-grandchildren: Amelia Overstreet, Ruby Jean Barlow, and Colton Scheina; sister: Judy Bragg (Don) of Taylorville; and sister-in-law: Delores Friedrich.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers: Robert Friedrich and Larry Friedrich.

A memorial service for Doris will be held at 6:30pm on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Becky Lembke officiating.  Visitation will take place from 5:30 until 6:30 Thursday in the funeral home.  Inurnment for both Doris and Roy will take place at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements.  Memories of Doris, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Monte Siegrist

Monte Siegrist, 85 of Taylorville passed away Wednesday November 28, at his home, surrounded by his family and close friends. He is survived by his wife of 65 years (Lucy), his children Mark, Jay, Scott, Kirk and Julie, 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren and his sister, Sue Siegrist Wilson.

 

He was preceded in death by his son John Lyndon (November 30, 1969), his siblings Max, Malcolm and Ellen Siegrist, and his parents, Walter and Pauline Siegrist.


Monte was born on May 20, 1933 in Taylorville, the son of Walter and Pauline (Straughn) Siegrist. He graduated from Taylorville High School in 1951, attended University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, where he was a member of the Delta Chi fraternity. In 1953, he joined the Army, met and married the love of his life, Lucy Kuntzman. He went on to raise a family and run a successful business.

 

He was a family man, friend, lifelong Democrat, businessman, Eagle Scout, member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, avid Cardinal fan, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and loved his bubble gum. Among his accomplishments were a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Chamber of Commerce for his lifelong dedication to Taylorville. In 2005, he and Lucy donated a statue of President Abraham Lincoln to the City. He is responsible for over half the housing units built in Taylorville over the past 60 years and was founding President of the Springfield Area Homebuilders. At the age of 80, he returned to college at Lincoln Land. Monte loved to help people, and anyone who knew him knew that he truly cared about Taylorville. 

 

Visitation will be at Sutton Memorial Home on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. Prayer service will start at 4 p.m. Funeral Mass will be on Wednesday, December 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Taylorville. Burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery with military graveside honors.

 

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.


Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

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Ruth V. Washburn

Ruth V. Washburn, 97 of Springfield formerly of Pana, IL passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Health Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on August 23, 1921 in Pana, IL. She married Zenith Washburn in 1977 and he preceded her in death. Ruth worked as Sangamon Card factory and later a homemaker.
She is survived by her Son: Mike (Kay) Medley of Pana, IL; Daughter: Marian Reynolds of Springfield, IL; Grandchildren: Peggy (Kerry) Nordhoff of Rochester, IL; Connie Aichele of Washington State, James Reynolds of Springfield, IL; Sally (Mike) Imperio of Virginia, Stephanie (Rob) Medley-Rath of Indiana, Lindsey (Donnie) Medley-Debirum of Florida; Eighteen Great-Grandchildren; Twenty three Great-Great-Grandchildren; Step-Children: Lloyd (Bea) Washburn of Morrisonville, IL; Penny Osborn, Sharry, Sarah and Several step-grandchildren and step-Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Grandson Jeffery Reynolds and Step-daughter Cherry Fines.  
Private family graveside services will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Pana.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association 3816 Paysphere Circle Chicago, IL 60674 or to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com. 

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Evan E. Morman

Evan E. Morman, 86 of Edinburg passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 6:10 a.m. at Heritage Health Care Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on January 13, 1932 in Rochester, IL the son of Fred and Sylvia (Boggs) Morman. He married Marjorie Elder on March 27, 1954 in Berea Christian Church in Niantic, IL. Evan worked as an electronics technician at Dickey John in Auburn, IL and he was a member of the Rochester Methodist Church in Rochester, IL.
He is survived by his Wife Marjorie Morman of Edinburg, IL; Sons: Michael (Carolou) Morman of Edinburg, IL; Kevin (Cindy) Morman of Lanesville, IL; Kent (Jill) Morman of Edinburg, IL; Grandchildren: Ryan (Josh) Hawley, Ben (Cheryl) Morman, Megan (Travis) Montgomery, Jessica, Jeremy, Wyatt and Delaney Morman; Five Great-Grandchildren; Daughter-in-Law: Cheryl F. Morman of Stonington, IL; Sisters: Betty (Don) Mohler of Rochester, IL; Carol Dean of Edinburg, IL; nineteen Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sons: Ronald Morman in infancy and David Morman; Sisters Helen Butcher and Thelma Bregenhorn. 
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Burial will be held in Berea Christian Church Cemetery in Niantic, IL. 
Memorials may be made to Edinburg Christian Church 305 W Washington St, Edinburg, IL 62531. 
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com. 

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Duane R. Swiney

Mr. Duane R. Swiney, 87, of Taylorville, IL., passed peacefully from this life at 8:20 a.m. Thursday, November 22, 2018 in Taylorville Care Center.
He was born in Assumption, IL., November 16, 1931 the son of Leo P. and Sylvia (Logsdon) Swiney.
Mr. Swiney served in the U. S. Army in the Artillery during the Korean War from 1950 to 1952.  When he got out of the military he came home and started farming.  In 1962 he quit farming and went to work; first briefly for Continental Grain, and then Wayne Feed Company for 40 years.  Duane loved horses and also his little dog Reggie who preceded him in death.  In his younger years he was a Team Roper performing at the Wheeler Hobbs arena.  Duane just celebrated his 87th birthday where the Veterans honored him with a Pinning Ceremony.  One of Mr. Swiney’s biggest delights was his recent trip on the Honor Flight.
Surviving are 4 sisters: Betty Heninger of Havre, MT., Helen Bricker, Janet Stephens and Kathy and her husband Robert Ricci all of Taylorville, IL., 2 brothers Leo “Bud” T. and his wife Kay Swiney of Owaneco, IL., and Paul and his wife Andi Swiney of Taylorville, IL., a sister-in-law Teresa Swiney of Taylorville, IL., along with several nieces and nephews.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers Donald “Pete” Swiney and Marion Swiney, nephew Bobby Swiney, 3 brother-in-law’s George Heninger, Keith Bricker and Robert Stephens.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 26, 2018 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid, IL.  Pastor Tami Werschey-Kessinger of Owaneco United Methodist Church will officiate.  Burial with Full Military Honors will follow the service in Assumption Cemetery.  Visitation for Mr. Duane R. Swiney will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 25 at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, IL.

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Donna Mae Schultz

Donna Mae Schultz, 77 of Taylorville, passed away at 11:25a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 in her home surrounded by her family.  She was born on October 3, 1941 in Libertyville, the daughter of Marvin John and Mary Eileen (Ostermeier) Schaefer.  She married Dennis G. Schultz on May 2, 1964 in Waukegan.  In her younger years Donna was an avid horseback rider and enjoyed barrel racing.  She enjoyed boating, collecting Beanie Babies, making Raggedy Ann dolls, and loved her dogs.  More than anything, Donna loved her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

She is survived by her husband: Dennis Schultz of Taylorville; children: Jodie Asebedo (Jody Bates) of Tovey and Anthony Schultz of Taylorville; grandchildren: Jamie Higgason (Drew) of Rochester and Jenna Asebedo of Denver, Colorado; great-grandchildren: Payslee Mae Amos and Waylen Higgason; siblings: Marvin J. Schaefer Jr. (Darlene) of Libertyville, and Joyce Braner (Brad) of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and grandmother: Ina Edic.  

 

In keeping with Donna’s wishes, she will be cremated, and no services are planned at this time.  

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Memories of Donna, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  

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Dottie Jo Dunkirk

Dottie Jo Dunkirk, 87, of Morrisonville, IL, passed away at 5:53 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Taylorville, IL.

 

Dottie was born December 6, 1930 in rural Montgomery County, IL, the daughter of Roy E. and L. Irene (Jordan) Wefenstette. She married Charles “Kenny” Dunkirk on February 28, 1954 at the United Methodist Church of Morrisonville. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2005.

 

Dottie graduated from Raymond Community High School in 1948, and went on to Brown’s Business College in Granite City. After Kenny and she married, she worked within the home and helping on the family farm. She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church of Morrisonville, and was active in the United Methodist Women, teaching Sunday school, and baking pies for various church functions. She was also a past-member of the Lone Elm School. Dottie enjoyed sewing, baking, raising her chickens, and vegetable gardening.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Ralph Wefenstette.

 

Dottie is survived by her children, Gary (wife, Marietta) Dunkirk of Morrisonville, IL, and Carolyn (husband, Brian) Abshire of Pawnee, IL; grandchildren, Dereke (wife, Chelsea) Dunkirk of Morrisonville, IL, Ashley (husband, Rhett) Niewinski of Lady Lake, FL, Lindsey Abshire of Pawnee, IL, and Jared Abshire of Manchester, CT; great grandchildren, Adelaide, Gentry, Rigby, Joscelyn, and Kohen; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation and Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 9:30 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2018 at the United Methodist Church of Morrisonville, 109 SE 5th St., Morrisonville, IL 62546, with Rev. Dayle Badman officiating.

 

Interment will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery in Morrisonville, IL.  

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: United Methodist Church of Morrisonville, Morrisonville Cemetery, or Chaddock School. Food donations may be made to the church on Monday.

 

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546 has been entrusted with ceremonies.

 

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Charles Dean Brown

Charles Dean Brown, 84, of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 11:40 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

 

Charlie was born December 27, 1933 in Ramsey, IL, the son of George and Mary “Lottie” (Allison) Brown. He married Violet J. Wehrle-Daugherty on March 25, 1972 at Davis Memorial Christian Church.

 

Charlie graduated from Taylorville High School in 1951. He directed the building crew at Brown & Sons, Inc., building over 50 homes in the area, all of which are still standing. As a Certified Kitchen Designer, his life was dedicated to improving the homes of others. As a member of Kiwanis, Eagle, and Lions Clubs, Keep Taylorville Beautiful, and Alderman of the 2nd Ward, his interest was helping to make this city a better place to live. He was also a long-time member of the First Church of the Nazarene.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, William and Philip Brown.

 

Charlie is survived by his wife, Violet J. “Vi” Brown of Taylorville, IL; son, David (Diane L.) Brown of Lebanon, PA; daughter, Diane K. (fiancé, Jim Cook) Brown of Taylorville, IL; step-daughters, Tamara Daugherty of Imperial Beach, CA, and Renee (Tony) Collebrusco of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren, David (Suzanne) Brown of Lebanon, PA/India, Sarah (Seth) Barker of Windsor, SC, Rebekah (Lloyd) Hoover of Taylorville, IL, Jonathan (companion, Chantelle) Brown of Lancaster, PA, and Rachel (Collebrusco) Kuntzman of Taylorville, IL; and great grandchildren, David Brown, Tirzah and Isaac Barker, and Elliot and Lucy Hoover.

 

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 1:00 p.m., on Monday, November 19, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Pastor Bob Turner officiating.

 

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

 

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: First Church of the Nazarene, 300 S. Shumway St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

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William Dewerff

William Philip “Bill” DeWerff, 77, of Owaneco, passed away Saturday, November 17, 2018 while in Hospice at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born April 12, 1941 at home in Nokomis to the late Roy & Beatrice (Avery) DeWerff. He married Elaine Clouter of Owaneco in 1963 and she survives.
Bill graduated from Nokomis High School in 1959 and continued his education by receiving a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Education from Southern Illinois University in 1963. He then went on to earn his master’s degree from the University of Illinois in 1968. He started a career as an agriculture teacher in Hardin, IL. After two years he and Elaine moved to Windsor, IL where he would teach Agriculture Education for 11 years. During his time in Windsor, Bill also worked for the Army Corps of Engineers as a park ranger at Lake Shelbyville. In 1976 it was a tossup between education and dirt, and the dirt won. From 1976-2005 he farmed and raised cattle and hogs. Bill’s hobbies always took him to the outdoors. He would play golf and softball all summer. He spent long hours in the duck blinds, quail and pheasant hunting, along with fishing the lakes of Illinois. When he wasn’t hunting he was watching his favorite sports teams which included any team his grandkids participated in. Bill was a member of the United in Faith Church, Pana and loved to travel with Elaine and watch western movies on TV.
Along with his wife Elaine, Bill is survived by his son Wayne (Pamela) DeWerff of Owaneco; daughter Karen (Amos) Crapse of Columbus, IN; grandchildren Megan (Zachary) DeWerff Rhodes of Taylorville, Brock DeWerff of Owaneco, and Kenny Crapse (Fiancé Alex Bradley) of Nashville, TN; and brother Roger (June) DeWerff of Nokomis. He was preceded by his parents and sister Patricia Grimes.
Funeral services for Bill will be held Saturday, November 24, 2018 in United in Faith Church in Pana at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Joel Jackle-Hugh officiating.  Burial will be in Ohlman Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, November 23, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.
Memorials in Bill’s honor, and in lieu of flowers may be made to the United In Faith Church, 609 Fairgrounds Rd., Pana, IL 62557 and will be accepted by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home who is assisting the family.
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Albert Eyman

Albert L. Eyman, 82, of Morrisonville, passed away at 5:40 p.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Carlinville Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center, in Carlinville, IL.
 
Albert was born November 24, 1935 in Morrisonville, IL, the son of Clarence and Lillian (McDaniel) Eyman.  He married Beverly A. Windell on November 24, 1955 in Morrisonville.

Albert graduated from Morrisonville High School and went on to work for the Morrisonville Farmers Co-Op in Harvel, where he retired in 2001 after 43 years of service.  He was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, and a proud member of the Masonic Lodge, Moose Lodge, Oddfellows, and Order of the Eastern Star.  Albert enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Warren E. Eyman; sister, Norma Jean McKinney; and brothers-in-law, William H. Kent and Charles McKinney.

Albert is survived by his wife, Beverly A. Eyman of Morrisonville, IL; children, John Albert Eyman of Springfield, IL, Joyce (Rafael) Rodriguez of Danvers, IL, and Jean Schaeffer of Port Saint Lucy, FL; granddaughters, Sheila Schaeffer of Okeechobee, FL, Mandi (Ronnie) Eckenwiler of Okeechobee, FL, Sally (Eric) Tavender of Springfield, IL, and Laura (Jeff) Neher of Hemby Bridge, NC; 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Irene Kent of Taylorville, IL and Mary Maxine (John) Harper of Assumption, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 11:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546, with Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating.

Interment will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery.  

Memorial Contributions may be made to: First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, 111 North St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Sonja (Romeo) Jeffrey

Sonja (Romeo) Jeffrey, 79, of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 10:06 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2018 at her residence.

Sonja was born May 18, 1939 in Du Quoin, IL, the daughter of Nicklas and Maxine D. (Smith) Romeo.  She graduated from Taylorville High School, and then married Charles Harmon Rodden, and he preceded her in death.  Sonja was a homemaker, raising her three sons. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and sons, Doug and Barry Rodden.

Sonja is survived by her son, John Rodden of Taylorville, IL; several grandchildren; sisters, Nancy (husband, Kevin) Noren of Taylorville, IL, and Jane Romeo of FL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Private family ceremonies will be held, and interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been entrusted with ceremonies.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

 

 

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Roger Lee Coffey

Roger Lee Coffey, 78 of Davenport, Iowa, formerly of Stonington, passed away at 1:00am on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Heritage Hospice in Springfield. He was born on October 30, 1940 in Taylorville, the son of James K. and Mary Louise (Reinhardt) Coffey. Roger attended Mary Crest College and later Ambrose University where he earned his MBA. He worked for Caterpillar for over 31 years retiring as an Operations Manager. Roger also taught quality management classes at Blackhawk College. He was a member and former treasurer of the Scott County Democrats and Exalted Ruler of Elk Lodge 298 in Davenport. Roger was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam War and was a lifetime member of the VFW.

He is survived by his brother: Mark Coffey (Peggy) of Taylorville; nieces: Brandi Clayton (Jeremy) of Mt. Auburn and Kara McCullough (Tad) of Taylorville; and great nieces and nephews: Logan, Levi, Hannah, and Tanner Clayton, and Averi and Alyvia McCullough. He was preceded in death by his parents.

In keeping with his wishes, Mr. Coffey will be cremated, and a graveside military honors will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, November 21 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the workers and neighbors at Hickory Estates in Taylorville for all their help and friendships.

Memorials may be left to the Parkinson’s Foundation. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memories of Roger, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Shirley Kay Clements

Shirley Kay Clements, 53, of Morrisonville, IL, passed away at 8:59 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

 

Shirley was born July 14, 1965 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Donald R. and Joyce E. (Paine) Clements, Sr. She was a beloved daughter and sister, who loved her family more than anything. Shirley was the epitome of happiness.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce E. Clements; sister, Paula Clements; paternal grandparents, Arch I. and Lola May (Fisher) Clements; and maternal grandparents, Arthur T. “Cotton” and Loraine E. (Williams) Paine, Sr.

 

Shirley is survived by her father, Donald R. Clements, Sr. of Morrisonville, IL; brothers, Don R. Clements, Jr. of Morrisonville, IL, and Terry E. (companion, Wendy Detherage) Clements of Hillsboro, IL; nephew, Brandon (fiancée, Kayla Brewer) Clements; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

Funeral Ceremony: 10:30 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville, with Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating.

 

Interment will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery in Morrisonville, IL.  

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Morrisonville Ambulance, PO Box 641, Morrisonville, IL 62546, or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

 

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Mamie A. Cravens

Mamie A. Cravens, 97 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 5:35 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. She was born on January 1, 1921 in Cuba, MO, the daughter of Hugh and Ellen Carry. She married James Wheeler Cravens on June 12, 1936 in Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death on June 1, 2000. She worked as a school cook in the Morrisonville school district and a homemaker. Mamie was a hard-working woman, being a school cook and taking care of her family. She raised a huge garden, push mowed 3 acres and she was a fantastic cook. Mamie was famous for her blackberry cobbler that everyone requested for family gatherings. She loved her family very much and she never ended a conversation that she did not say “ok love you”.

She is survived by her Daughters: Nancy (Dan) Sergent of Auburn, IL; Rhonda (Neil) Hoover of Taylorville, IL; Daughter-in- Law: Phyllis Cravens of Kincaid, IL; Seven Granddaughters and Several Great-Grandchildren, Great-Great-grandchildren, Special Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Son: Wayne Cravens, Daughter: Marilyn Spires, Granddaughter: Shelly Spires-Reed, Great-Granddaughter: Annessa Goodwin, and all of her brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Burial will be held in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Auburn Township Cemetery for maintenance costs C/O Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

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Patricia Ann Olive

Patricia Ann Olive, 72, of Taylorville passed away at 10:05am on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in her home. She was born on April 14, 1946 in Moweaqua, the daughter of Pearl and Wilma (Batton) Thomason. Pat married James E. Olive on April 26, 1970 in Taylorville. Pat retired from the City of Taylorville after 30 years of service and was a member of AFSCME. She was an active member of the Women of the Moose and was a Past Senior Regent and achieved the highest degree within the Women of the Moose, the College of Regents. She previously had served on the board for Chilifest and always enjoyed helping with the senior citizens dinner at the Christian County Fair. For many years Pat enjoyed being a part of Christian County Relay for Life and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Pat is survived by her husband: Jim Olive of Taylorville; children: James C. “J.C.” Olive, wife Jessica, of Taylorville and Leslie A. Foraker, husband Aaron, of Millersville; granddaughter: Alexus “Allie” Olive; brothers: George (Vera) Thomason of Stonington and Jeff (Elaine) Thomason of Taylorville; several nieces and nephews; and her best friend, four-legged companion, Rosco. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Doris, Paul, Jack, and Shelia.

Pat will be cremated, and a visitation will be held from 4 until 6pm on Monday, November 12, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Following the visitation friends and family are invited to the Moose Lodge for dinner. A private family inurnment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials for Pat may be left to the Christian County Relay for Life. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memories of Pat, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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