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Ruth I. Garrett

Ruth I. Garrett, 90 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8:58 p.m. at Hickory Estates in Taylorville. She was born on August 20, 1927 in Greenwood TWP the daughter of Floyd and Fern (Milslagle) Harmon. She married Bernard Garrett on June 23, 1947 in Morrisonville, IL and he preceded her in death on June 11, 2002. She worked as a homemaker and was a graduate of Morrisonville High school in the class of 1944.  


Surviving are her sons: Darrell (Lis) Garrett of Morrisonville, IL; Bill (Pat) Garrett of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Mindy Beeler, Curt Garrett, Stacey Wallace, Beth Bauer, Eric Garrett and Megan Beeler; Twelve Great-Grandchildren; Brothers: Elmer Harmon of Taylorville and Charles Harmon of Ohio; Sisters: Bertha Hill of Taylorville and Donna (Gene) Peters of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Brothers: Russell, Wilbur, Lyle and John Harmon; Sisters: Marilyn McShanog and Norma Hubbartt.


Private graveside services will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL


Memorials may be made to the Christian County Historical Society

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


Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Mary Jane Barry

Mary Jane Barry, 88, of Taylorville died at 11:17a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  She was born on September 4, 1929 in Pawnee, Illinois, the daughter of Mary E. (Fitzsimmons) Minder and William Springer Minder. She married William L. Barry on October 27, 1962 in Pawnee, and he preceded her in death on November 12, 2007. She retired from working first at St. Mary’s School and then at the Christian County Medical Clinic.  Mrs. Barry was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville and the Catholic Daughters of America.  She was a tireless volunteer throughout her life, devoting her time to many organizations including: Meals on Wheels, Advantage 55, the Red Cross Blood Bank, and St. Vincent Memorial Hospital.


She is survived by her son: Michael Barry (Jennifer) of Nashville, Tennessee; daughter: Mary Rita Barry of Taylorville; sister: Anne Minder; brothers: John Minder and William Minder; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Joseph Minder and James Minder, and sister: Barbara Adcock.


A funeral mass for Mrs. Barry will be held 10:30a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating.  Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will take place on Monday from 5 until 7p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.  A prayer service will take place at 4:45p.m., prior to the visitation on Monday. 

 

Memorials may be left to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 

 

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

 

Memories of Mrs. Barry, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Philip S. Buckmire

Philip S. “Buck” Buckmire, 95, of Taylorville passed away at 2:25a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in his home.  He was born on July 16, 1922 in Owaneco, the son of Loyd S. and Fern V. (Sturgeon) Buckmire.  He married Constance E. Tomazic on November 21, 1950 in Pekin, Illinois.  She preceded him in death on November 10, 2014.  Philip grew up in rural Owaneco on the family farm, a place that he loved to spend time at throughout his life.  He attended the Lawton Country School, Owaneco Grade School and High School, and graduated from Stonington High School in 1941.  He worked for many years at Continental Grain in Taylorville, where he retired as a supervisor. He had previously worked at Caterpillar in Peoria.  Agriculture was his passion and he farmed most of his life.  Buck was an avid bowler, playing on many leagues over the years.  He also loved playing croquet and horseshoes at many family gatherings.  Later in life, Connie and Buck enjoyed going out to lunch and taking long rides in the country, checking out the crops and wildlife during all the seasons.  Above all, his family was most important to him, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  


Philip is survived by his twin daughters: Sharon Lee Jamison (Mike) and Karen Lynn DeMichael (Mike) both of Taylorville; son: Bruce Buckmire (Shelia Wareham) of Owaneco; grandchildren: Brent DeMichael (Stacey) of Kincaid, Shaun Vincent of Decatur, Susie McClure (Scott) of Taylorville and Michelle Jamison-Klein of Taylorville; great-grandchildren: Hudson DeMichael, Hayden DeMichael, Peyton DeMichael, and Brayden McClure; sister: Ardeth Buckmire of Champaign; niece: Dale Riaska of San Mateo, California; nephew: Roger McLean of Texas; and great-niece: Lee Riaska of San Mateo, California.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son: David Buckmire; sister: Vemba McLean; and brother: Loyd Dale Buckmire.


The funeral service for Philip will be held at 5p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Gary McCullough officiating.  Visitation will be from 3 until 5p.m. on Sunday.  Inurnment will take place at 10a.m. on Monday at Glen Haven Cemetery in Taylorville. 

 

Memorials may be made to MS: One Step at a Time. 

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. 

 

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

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Thomas I. Nation

Thomas I. Nation, 60 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. at Auburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Auburn, IL. He was born on June 17, 1957 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Granvel “Spud” and Patty (Sounders) Clark-Nation. Tom was in the United States Army and served in Germany where he met his 1st Wife Carla Norman. His first son was born in Germany, when he was discharged he settled in Pasco, Washington where his wife was from. Around 1980 they moved to Decatur, IL where he worked for ADM, he loved sports and he played on 2 softball teams. He divorced and married his second wife Cheryl Spencer. They had about 16 years together before she developed cancer and passed away. Tom moved to Taylorville and he also developed cancer that took his life.


Surviving are his Father: Spud Nation of Taylorville, IL; Sons Timothy, Stephen, Kyle and Trevor all of Washington State. Step-Daughter: Kim Norman also of Washington State. He was preceded in death by his Mother, wife and Brother: Donald Nation.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The Funeral service will immediately follow the visitation starting at 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Hall Cemetery in Blue Mound, IL.


Memorials may be made to the wishes of 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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Owen Sharp

Owen Sharp, 98 of Taylorville went home to be with the Lord 11:34 a.m. on Monday May 14, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. He was born April 11, 1920 to parents John W. and Maude (Driskell) Sharp in Edinburg, Illinois. After school, Owen served from February 18, 1942 to December 26, 1944 in the US Army 36th Infantry Division during World War II where his selfless efforts throughout Africa, Italy and France lead to the liberation of Europe. This decorated war hero served with distinction then returned home to be a successful farmer just north of Taylorville. He married Marian (Prater) Sharp December 16, 1945 and was blessed with a family that flourished several generations. Not only a farmer, a storyteller, and a landmark of the Christian County people who put others before himself, Owen was a pillar most proud of his loving family with whom he spent much time making memories and guiding them with timeless life lessons. He was a member of Taylorville Christian Church.


He is survived by children: Wayne (Cheryl) Sharp of Taylorville, Marilyn (Rich) Payne of Taylorville, Linda (Cliff) Mansfield of Taylorville; grandchildren: Bryan (Betsy) Sharp of Taylorville, Ryan (Brandon) Wingard of Mahomet, Andrea (Steve) Younker of Taylorville, Lacy (Taylor) May of Taylorville, Ali (Brent) Riva of Taylorville, Lauren Mansfield (Ed DelValle) of Taylorville. Great-grandchildren include: Owen, Wyatt, and Levi Younker; James and Clint May, Lane and Cooper Riva; Mia DelValle, Nora Sharp and good friend Ruth Weiser. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Marian (Prater) Sharp, his parents, brothers Bill and Dorritt, and his Sister Edith.


Visitation will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. The funeral will follow the visitation on Friday, May 18, 2018 starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Rev. Tom Belegante officiating. Burial will be held in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, IL with military graveside honors.


Memorials may be made to Vision Way Christian School 1124 N Webster St, Taylorville, IL 62568 or American Legion Post #73 110 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, Illinois.


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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Lela Mae Williamson

Lela Mae Williamson, 83 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. She was born on March 7, 1935 in Herrick, IL the daughter of George D. and Devona M. (Emmons) Davis. She married Lowell Metcalf in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1981 then she then married Clarence Williamson in 1982 and then he also preceded her in death in 2012. She worked as a forklift driver at GP. She loved her family and grandchildren very much as well as her best friend and companion “Wiggles”. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Meadow Manor Nursing Home. Lastly a sincere heartfelt thank you to our brother Darcy for being there and taking such wonderful care of mom when we couldn’t be there.


Surviving are her Sons: Darcy Metcalf of Langleyville, IL, Bruce Metcalf of Kentucky and Mark (Roxanne) Metcalf of Wisconsin; Grandchildren: Danial, Christopher, Bruce Jr, Aaron, Nicholas, Nicole, Christina, Trevor and Brittany; fifteen Great-Grandchildren; Sisters: Jane Woodard of Morrisonville; Gloria Romine of Arizona; Brother: Jerry of Arizona; Half Sisters: Bonnie of California, Mary of Pana and Sarah of Oregon and Many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Devona Davis, Brothers Tom, George and Junior Davis, Husbands Lowell Keith Metcalf and Clarence Williamson; sons: Lowell Keith Metcalf Jr, Brett Paul Metcalf and Great Granddaughter Taylor Mae Metcalf.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Graveside service will follow the visitation starting at 12:15 at Antioch Cemetery in Herrick, IL. a celebration of life will be held in the Tom Davis Memorial Park in Herrick, IL immediately following the graveside service.


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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Mildred Clara Garwood

Mildred Clara Garwood, 86, of Stonington passed away at 11:38p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Taylorville.  She was born on June 17, 1931 in Taylorville, the daughter of Charles and Clara (Huffman) Brown.  She married Robert H. Garwood on September 7, 1952 in the Old Stonington Baptist Church.  He preceded her in death on July 15, 2013.  Mildred was a homemaker and a long-time member of the Old Stonington Baptist Church where she was active in the Missionary Circle.  Bob and Mildred were long time farmers in the Stonington area.  She loved to garden, especially caring for her flowers and raised many cats and dogs throughout the years.  Most of all she dedicated her life to raising her daughters, caring for her family and was a loving and devoted grandmother and great grandmother.


She is survived by her daughters: Joan Bohnhoff (Kent) of Bloomington, Janet Cook (Jessie Dumont) and Jill Spengler (Dave) both of Stonington; grandchildren: Kyle Bohnhoff (Allie), Olivia Bohnhoff, Kayla Reinebach (Brent), and Kurtis Spengler( fiancé Tess Howard); great-grandchildren: Wyatt Bohnhoff and Simon Bohnhoff; step-great grandson: Hayden Reinebach; siblings: Ellen Davis, Milford Brown, and Marilyn Dixon all of Taylorville; sister-in-law: Jean Callan of Stonington; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister: Martha Greffe, brother: Charles Brown Jr., grandson Joel Bohnhoff, and brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Virgil Greffe, Vivian Brown, Bob Davis, Charles Guthrie, Norman Dixon, and John Callan.


The funeral service for Mildred will take place at 12p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 in the Old Stonington Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Mason officiating.  Burial will take place in the Old Stonington Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10a.m. until the service at noon on Friday at the church. 

 

Memorials may be made to the Christian County Animal Control. 

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Mildred, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Janice Marie Buttram

Janice Marie Buttram, 66, of Edinburg passed away at 7:04p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  She was born on March 6, 1952 in Springfield.  Jan owned and operated Jan’s Bar & Grill in Edinburg for 22 years, a business she was devoted to.  Aside from her business, Jan was a loving grandmother, affectionately known as “Gee” by Shelbi and Larson.


Jan is survived by her son: Mike Helton (Samantha) of Taylorville; grandchildren: Shelbi Huston (David) of Hull and Larson Helton of Taylorville; step-daughter: Shelly Warren (Kris) of Bulpitt; step-son: Aron Buttram of Decatur; step-grandchildren: Brandon Warren, Austin Warren, and Alaina Buttram; sisters: Shirley Blankenship (Ron) of Virden, Sharon Robinson (Rich) of Auburn, and Betty Clouse (Eric) of Springfield; brothers: Robert Charles Brown (Linda) of Richmond, Kentucky and Ron Brown (Beth) of Plainview; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Charles Brown and Dorothy Ilene (Richeson) Brown.


In keeping with her wishes, Jan will be cremated, and the family will host a celebration of her life at a later date.  The family would like to extend their appreciation to all of Jan’s friends for their support over the last few years.

 

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

 

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

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Ivan J. Law

Ivan J. Law, 99, of Park Forrest, IL passed away on April 28, 2018 in Sunnyvale, California. He was born on December 19, 1918 in Owaneco, IL, the son of Lloyd F. and Nellie N. Law. He married Mildred M. Goban on June 4, 1951 in Iowa. They had 56 years together and were blessed with 2 daughters Teresa of California and Marie of Park Forest, IL. He graduated from the ROTC program at the University of Illinois with a degree in architectural engineering and traveled all over the world with his work. He served in WWII as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army and had many stories to tell his family.


He is survived by daughters Teresa (Jim) Zazkowski of Sunnyvale, CA and Marie Law of Park Forest, IL; grandchildren Nicole, Matthew and Harmony Zazkowski of Sunnyvale, CA; Brothers: Eugene Law of Decatur, IL; Richard (Kathy) Law of Taylorville, IL. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, 1 brother Chester in infancy and Sister-in-Law Julia Law.


Visitation will be on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Don Bettis Officiating. Burial will be held in Owaneco Cemetery in Owaneco, IL with Military graveside services provided by VFW Post# 4495, American Legion Post #73 and AMVETS Post #29.    


Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association


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


Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Michael McGovern

Michael McGovern, 83, of Edinburg, formerly of Addison, died peacefully Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 8:15 a.m. in his home, surrounded by his loving family

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Mike was born in Dubuque, Iowa on September 23, 1934, son of Kenneth and Marie (Finzel) McGovern. He married Cynthia Franz on September 28, 1963 in River Grove, IL. In his younger years, Mike worked as a calf skinner, a trade he learned from his father. After almost 20 years of working in the butcher industry, Mike attended Coyne Trade School in Chicago and studied heating & air conditioning and went on to build commercial air conditioners for much of his later working life. For over half a century, Mike was the owner and manager for several properties and truly took pride in property management. He always worked hard and loved his life. He maintained a positive attitude, and could often be found dancing in the kitchen to Elvis Presley. When he wasn’t dancing, he was working on cars – a hobby that had him purchasing broken down vehicles to fix them up and resell them. Mike also bowled and was a member on two different teams at one time. He always smiled, always asked about you, and always kept a genuine, positive attitude. He was a loving husband and father, and his spirit will live on in all the lives he touched.


Along with his wife Cynthia, Mike is survived by their three children: Roxann (Daniel) Moore of Rochester, Steven (Hayley) McGovern of Kankakee, Jennifer (Clint) Corrick of Edinburg; 10 grandchildren: Rachyl Worrall, Tarnah Worrall, Jazmyn Jarrett, Jadah Jarrett, Keenan Jarrett, Jessica DeLuca, Haven McGovern, Adam McGovern, Timothy (Fiancée, Chelsea Major) Corrick, and Noah Corrick; one great grandchild: Aiden Worrall; siblings: Kenneth (Josie) McGovern, Mary (Dale) Kavanaugh, Patrick (Karen) McGovern, Roseann (Butch) Cunico, Susie Marcatante, John McGovern; many cousins, nieces and nephews, and his #1 visitor and best friend: Mr. Beans (Mike’s miniature horse).
Mike was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Kenneth McGovern.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Brother Sam Wright officiating.

 

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

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

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Mary Ann Noren

Mary Ann Noren of Taylorville, passed away at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

Mary Ann was born in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Richard and Myrtle Mallonee Reish.  She married James A. Noren on September 16, 1949 in Springfield, IL.

Mary Ann worked for the Secretary of State’s office for many years, before becoming the proud owner of “Mary Ann’s Fashion House” in Taylorville.  She was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and served as a past secretary of the Young Democrats.  Mary Ann enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and was an avid golfer.  Most of all, she enjoyed her grandchildren, and taking care of her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Dane “Poncho” Miller; sisters, Katherine and Irene Reish; and brothers, Richard and Charlie Reish.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Jim Noren of Taylorville, IL; sons, Richard J. (wife, Marcia) Noren of Seward, AK, and Kevin F. (wife, Nancy) Noren of Taylorville, IL; daughter, Diane (husband, Leland) Miller-McCravy of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Matthew Noren of Eagle River, AK, Timeri (husband, Joseph) Noren-Listina of Eagle River, AK, and Roni (husband, James) Day of Taylorville, IL; great grandchildren, Gabe, Luke, Alisa, and Brooke; great-great grandchildren, Lindsay, Beckett, and Kayden; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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

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Gloria Ann Carter

Gloria Ann Carter, 87, of Taylorville passed away at 6:45p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in her home surrounded by her family.  She was born on September 20, 1930 in Taylorville, the daughter of Joseph and Iva Ann (Mahan) Rasmussen.  She married Robert Carter on September 12, 1948 in Taylorville, and he preceded her in death on May 21, 2015.  Gloria graduated from Taylorville Township High School.  She is a member of Davis Memorial Christian Church where she was active in many ministries, including the Worship Committee, Christian Women’s Fellowship, Evangelism Team, and served as an Associate Diaconate.  Gloria was a homemaker and also farmed alongside her husband for over 40 years and they were active in the American Ag Movement.  Gloria was also involved in many organizations including: PTA, Meals on Wheels and the Food Pantry, Home Extension, and enjoyed crocheting with the Happy Hookers at the Senior Center.

 
She is survived by her daughters: Janeen (Greg) Gruber of Pana and Barbara (Joe) Miller of Taylorville; grandchildren: Rob (Mollie) Waterman, Carrie Waterman, Nick (Rachel) Waterman, Chris Miller, and Jake Miller; great grandchildren: Ben Waterman, Eli Waterman, Ashton Bennison, Aaron Waterman, and Rowan Waterman; sister: Barbara Davis of Seattle, Washington; sister-in-law: Jean Rasmussen of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother: Royal Rasmussen; brother-in-law: Dick Davis; and son-in-law: Benjamin Waterman.  


The funeral service for Gloria will be held at 10:00a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville with Rev. Bill Kerns officiating.  Visitation will be Monday form 5 until 7p.m. in the church.  Burial will be in the Owaneco Cemetery. 

 

Memorials may be made to Davis Memorial Christian Church or the Davis Memorial Preschool. 

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. 

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

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Terry Burrus

Terry Burrus, 73 of Fillmore passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 5:50 p.m. at his home surrounded by his loving family in Fillmore. He was born on April 17, 1945 in Herrick, IL the son of Ivan and Hattie (VanAmburg) Burrus. He married Teresa Pugh on Septmeber 9, 2000 in Mulberry Grove. Terry worked as a foreman at Owens Brockway in Vandalia, IL and he was a member of Greenville First Christian Church. The family would like everyone to be in casual attire for the services.
Surviving are his Wife: Teresa Burrus of Fillmore, IL; Son: Chad (Kim) Burrus of Washington, IN; Daughter: Casey Burrus of Bingham, IL; Grandchildren: Sibella and Zander Tate of Washington, IN; Brother: Wendal (Betty) Burrus of Herrick, IL; Sister: Florabelle Marmor of Columbus, OH; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sisters: Delores Burrus, Rosaline Fry, Bernadine Simmons and Glenda Burrus; Brothers: Marvin and Frank Burrus. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Allen & Sutton Funeral Home in Fillmore, IL. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Ramsey Christian Church in Ramsey with Gary Simmons officiating. Burial will be in Myers Cemetery in Herrick, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Ramsey Christian Church 206 S Jefferson St, Ramsey, Illinois 62080 or Greenville First Christian Church 1100 Killarney Dr, Greenville, IL 62246
Allen and Sutton Funeral Home in Fillmore is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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William Douglas Hudelson

William Douglas “Doug” Hudelson, 69, of Taylorville, went home to Heaven on April 25, 2018.  He was an identical twin born to John Thomas and Imogene Hudelson in Hillsboro, IL.  After high school he served in the US Navy, first as Yeoman at Naval Station Brig Philadelphia and then brother duty on board Air Craft Carrier USS Coral Sea during Vietnam with twin brother Donald Harry and older brother Gary John.  Doug worked for the United States Postal Service until his second bone marrow transplant in 1988.  He then went on to work for the Department of Rehab Services for the State of Illinois until he retired in 2009.  He was again diagnosed with leukemia in 2017 and had a stem cell transplant which was unsuccessful. He enjoyed playing piano, watching Cubs baseball games, and reading.  Doug was a member of Grace Baptist Church of Taylorville.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dalena Hudelson; sons, Matthew Scott Hudelson of Kingston, NY and Adam (Erica) Hudelson of Pana, IL; granddaughters, Megan Nicole and Samantha Leigh Hudelson; older brother Gary (Susan) Hudelson of Roanoke, VA and twin brother Donald (Deb) Hudelson of Hillsboro, IL.  He was preceded in death by both parents.

Memorials in Doug’s honor may be made to the Washington University’s leukemia and bone marrow transplant program – Washington University, Division of Oncology, Box 8007, Attention Robert Barczewski, St Louis, MO  63110 or Samaritan’s Purse International Relief.

Funeral service will be Tuesday May 1, 2018 at 12:00 P.M. at Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville with Rev. Gerald McPhillips officiating, visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 until service time at the church.

Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield with full military rites conducted grave side by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail.

Hough and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro are in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left at houghfuneralhomes.com

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Korby L. Herzog

Korby L. Herzog, 43 of Edinburg passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 1:53 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on July 6, 1974 in Ottawa, IL the daughter of Jerry Pitsenbarger and Jill Peterson. She married Brad Herzog on October 16, 2001 in Ottawa, IL. She worked as a retail service representative for Mattel Toys.


Surviving are her Husband: Brad Herzog of Edinburg, IL; Sons: Zachary Bonnell of North Aurora, IL; Hunter Herzog of Edinburg, IL; Daughters: Brittney Keafer of Kincaid, IL; Kira Herzog of Edinburg, IL; Karlee Herzog of Kansas, IL; Grandchildren: Trenton Keafer, Bryce Keafer, Aurora Keafer, Keefer Herzog, Mya Mills, Jace McCollum; Parents: Jill (Delwyn) Peterson of Marseilles, IL Jerry Pitsenbarger of Ottawa, IL; Grandmother: Lois Leich of Seneca, IL; Brother: Jared Pitsenbarger of Ottawa, IL; Sisters: Lindsey Pitsenbarger of Ottawa, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Grandparents: Owen Knutson and Adolph Leich; William and June Pitsenbarger; Father-in-Law: James Herzog.


Visitation will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 from 11:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Gaylord Spilker officiating. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery in Raymond, IL.


Memorials may be made to American Heart Association 3816 Paysphere Circle
Chicago, IL 60674-0001 or Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network Attn: Ashley Ocasio 425 Spring Lake Drive, Itasca, IL 60143-2076


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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Florence M. "Flossie" Pinkston

Florence M. "Flossie" Pinkston, 84, of Pana, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Prairie Rose Health Care Center, Pana, IL, surrounded by her family and friends.

 

Born July 10, 1933, in Centralia, IL, the daughter of Harlan Homer & Ethel Mae (Beck) Smail. Flossie was a Retired Beautician & former Owner/Operator of Town & Country Salon, Ramsey & Pana, IL; a member of First Christian Church, Ramsey, IL and attended the Wesleyan Bible Holiness Church in Salem, IL. Flossie will be greatly missed by many dear friends.

 

Survived by: Daughters - Paulette Catt, Anderson, IN, Judy Beyers & Tom, Odin, IL, and Kathy Bauer, Greenville, IL; 15 Grandchildren; 30 Great Grandchildren; 4 Great Great Grandchildren; Son of My Heart - Glenn Caulk & Judy, Pana, IL; Sister of My Heart - Doris Jordan, Memphis, TN; and Special Care Giver - Cheryl Easley, Salem, IL.

 

Preceded in death by: Parents; 2 Brothers - Stanley and Sam Smail; and 1 Grandson.

 

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, April 30, 2018, at Ramsey Cemetery, Ramsey, IL with Pastor Ron Bailey, officiating. Friends may gather at the cemetery between 10:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M. on Monday, April 30, 2018.

 

Memorials: Prairie Rose Health Care Center, Pana, IL.

 

Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey, IL, is in charge of arrangements.

Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net.

 

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Joseph E. Adams

Joseph E. Adams, 65 of Kincaid, died at 5:56 a.m. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in his home. Joe was born on March 6, 1953 in Mt. Auburn, one of nine children born to Charles and Bessie (Shartzer) Adams. He left high school to join the United States Army, and he served our country proudly during the Vietnam War. Joe spent his last 20 years with Deborah Nance, and they’ve shared countless happy memories together. He will be dearly missed.


Along with Debbie, Joe is survived by his three children: Peggy, Jeff, and Vanessa; step-son: Charles (Crystal) Nance of Decatur; six step-grandchildren; four sisters: Harriett Carey of Illiopolis; Grace (Jr.) Christopher of Edinburg; Mamie (Donald) Patrick of Farmersville; Shirley Quinlin of Mt. Zion. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Benjamin, Frederick, Arthur, and Leroy; and step-son: Donald W. Nance, Jr.


Following Joe’s wishes, he will be cremated, and no service will be held.

 

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

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

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Lawrence David "Larry" Oller

Lawrence David “Larry” Oller, 82 of Taylorville began his journey to his heavenly home at 11:16p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.  He was born on September 19, 1935 in Taylorville, the son of Clyde C. and Ruth H. (Young) Oller.  He married Wanda Daughtry on October 11, 1958 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.  Larry was a veteran of the US Army, serving from 1955 until 1957 and was stationed in Berlin, Germany.  He was a devoted farmer and gardener.  He was an antique gasoline enthusiast and a big band and classical music lover.  Larry loved being with his family, going to farm sales, and playing with his grandchildren and their four-wheelers.  He served on the board of directors of the Christian County Fair Board, the Christian County Farm Bureau, and 37 years on the Shelby Electric Cooperation board, and the Stonington Cooperative Grain and Legacy Grain boards.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.  


He is survived by his wife of 59 years: Wanda Oller of Taylorville; children: Larry Dale (Lori) Oller of Addieville, Jeffrey (Ronette) Oller of Waverly Hall, Georgia, and Jon (Brenda) Oller of Taylorville; grandchildren: Alyssa Oller of Addieville, Jessica Oller of Addieville, Amber (Shayne) Miller of Decatur, Laramy (Amanda) Oller of Taylorville, Cody Oller of Seattle, Washington where he is serving in the US Navy, Skyler Oller of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Christopher (Brittany) Oller of Taylorville, Heather (Michael) Watson of Taylorville, great-grandchildren: Carson Harris, Malorie Oller, Brooklyn, Quentin, and MacKenzie Miller, Emma, Camden, and Rylie Oller, and Beckett Watson; great-great grandson: Kelby Martin; sisters: Rita (Jim) Hancock of Taylorville and Wilma (Edward) Weitekamp of Raymond; brothers: Clyde L. Oller and Russell (Irene) Oller both of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother: Howard; sister and brother-in-law: Helen and Luke McGehee; sister-in-law: Doris Oller; and nephew: Andrew Jacob Oller.


A funeral mass for Larry will take place at 12noon on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating.  Visitation will take place from 11a.m. until the time of the mass in the church on Thursday.  Burial, with military rites, will take place at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. 

Memorials may be made to the Taylorville FFA. 

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. 

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

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Roland J. "Mac" McShanog

Roland J. “Mac” McShanog, 90, of Savoy, Illinois passed away at 11:33a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 in his home.  He was born on June 12, 1927 in Danville, the son of Lester E. and Simone (Stassart) McShanog.  He married Marilyn Harmon on June 16, 195 in Taylorville.  She preceded him in death on February 18, 2015.  He was a World War II veteran of the US Navy and a member of VFW Post #4495 in Taylorville and the Champaign American Legion.  In 2015 Mr. McShanog, along with his close friend David Washington, was honored to take part in an Honor Flight to Washington D.C. to visit the war monuments. Following his time in the service, he graduated from the University of Illinois where he also was a member of the U of I Marching Band. Roland worked as a District Manager for the A.O. Smith Corporation.  Following his retirement, he also worked as a professor of history in North Carolina.  He was a life-long, avid, Chicago White Sox fan and enjoyed attending many games over the years.  He also enjoyed spending time with his men’s group drinking coffee as well as sharing his talent of singing by entertaining residents at the local nursing home.  


He is survived by his sister: Virginia Foster of Watseka; nieces: Julie Ann Ladd (Larry) of Watseka and Mary Beth Firestone (Dix) of Dayton, Ohio; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Norma Hubbartt of Taylorville, Ruth Garrett of Taylorville, Elmer Harmon of Taylorville, Charles “Chuck” Harmon (Gloria) of Springboro, Ohio, Bertha Hill of Taylorville and Donna Peters (Gene) of Taylorville; and close friends: David Washington (Amy) and their family of Rochester, Michigan and Charlotte of Savoy. His parents and wife preceded him in death.

 
The funeral service for Roland will be held at 1:00p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Michael Evanchak officiating.  Burial, with military honors, will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Visitation will be from 12noon until 1p.m. on Friday in the funeral home. 

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 

 

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

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

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Aaron Rathgeber

Aaron Rathgeber, 31 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2:02 p.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on April 2, 1987 in Taylorville, IL the son of Greg and Carol (Reber) Rathgeber. He married Jeanie Welge on June 6, 2016 in Taylorville IL. Aaron worked as a machine operator at GSI in Assumption and he loved to play guitar, music and going on hikes. He also loved building forts in the house with his kids and to make them laugh.


Surviving are his Wife: Jeanie Rathgeber of Taylorville, IL; Son: Paul Rathgeber of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Jaina and Violet Rathgeber of Taylorville, IL; Parents: Greg and Jean Rathgeber of Springfield, IL Carol Rathgeber of Taylorville, IL; Grandmother: Patricia Reber of Taylorville, IL; Brother: Damon Rathgeber of Taylorville, IL; Several Cousins, Aunts and Uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Don and Betty Rathgeber, Richard and Patricia Reber, Great-Grandparents: Carl and Cleona Rathgeber, Freda Oseland.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home.

 

Following the funeral service Aaron will be cremated and there will be a private family inurnment at a later date in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville.


Memorials may be made to the wishes of 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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Barbara Jean Millburg

Barbara Jean Millburg, 87, of Morrisonville, IL, passed away at 1:47 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
 
Barbara was born April 14, 1931 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Vincent and Maria (Jones) McKinney.  She married Glenn E. “Kelly” Millburg on January 10, 1952 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Springfield, IL.  Glenn preceded her in death on May 22, 1993.

Barbara graduated from Morrisonville High School in 1949.  Following high school, she worked for a short time as a secretary for the Illinois Department of Highways, before becoming a homemaker and the CEO of the Millburg Household.  Barbara was a member of St. Maurice Catholic Church, the St. Maurice Altar and Rosary Society, and a past member of the Morrisonville Foresters group.  She enjoyed BINGO, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and watching gameshows, especially Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Family Feud.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Adam Millburg; sister, Nancy Drury; and brother, Jim McKinney.

Barbara is survived by her children, Joe Millburg of Springfield, IL, Jean (husband, Walter) Williams of Hillsboro, IL, Mike (wife, Denise) Millburg of Morrisonville, IL, Mary (husband, Bobby) Hunt of Litchfield, IL, Patty Nail of Collinsville, IL, Margie Mettler of Littleton, CO, and Paul (wife, Kelly) Millburg of Taylorville, IL; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; sisters, Rose, Janet, Donna, Terry, and Karen; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation & Prayer Service: The family will receive guests from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.  The visitation will be begin with a prayer service.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at St. Maurice Catholic Church, 706 SE 4th St., Morrisonville, IL 62546 with Rev. Gerald Bunse celebrant.

Interment will follow at St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery in Morrisonville. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Morrisonville Ambulance, P.O. Box 641, Morrisonville, IL 62546, or the charity of donor’s choice.  Food donations may be brought to the Morrisonville Knights of Columbus Hall on Tuesday.

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

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Arthur Lewis Brandt

Arthur Lewis Brandt, 82, of Morrisonville, IL, passed away at 2:18 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 at Heritage Health in Springfield, IL.
 
Arthur was born November 23, 1935 in Green County, IL, the son of Lewis and Mary (Hardwick) Brandt.  He married his beloved wife, Edna Mae Smith, on August 29, 1954 in Green County, IL.

Arthur attended Greenfield High School, and then went on to work for Lessor’s Trucking in Palmyra, MO as a semi-truck driver.  He would then drive for Bettis Trucking in Girard, IL, W.H. Kent, and New Products in Taylorville, before retiring from Buske Lines in Litchfield, after many years of service.  Arthur was mechanically inclined, and found enjoyment in working on his own vehicles, and building model cars and semis.  He also enjoyed boating, camping, and taking meticulous care of his yard.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arthur is survived by his wife, Edna Mae Brandt of Morrisonville, IL; children, Mary (husband, Rich) Ladage of Taylorville, IL, Lee (wife, Kim) Brandt of Taylorville, IL, Danny (wife, Suni) Brandt of Litchfield, IL, Mike (wife, Kim) Brandt of Marion, IL, Cindy (significant other, Jim Paul) Brandt of Taylorville, IL, and David (significant other, Aimee) Brandt of Sullivan, IL; 11 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; brothers, Bill (wife, Paula) Brandt of Greenfield, IL, and Richard (wife, Doris) Brandt of Spokane, WA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville, with Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating.

Interment will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

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

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John Trevis Wade

John Trevis Wade, 51 of Stonington passed away on Tuesday April 17, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born December 16, 1966 in Carbondale, Il. the son of John and Judy (Royer) Wade. He married Catherine Kube on June 12, 1992 in Stonington, Il. He graduated form Stonington High School, attended Lake Land College and Southern Illinois University. He was a farmer, painter and loved wood working.

 

Surviving are his wife: Catherine Wade of Decatur, Il., son: John Paul Wade of Stonington, daughter: Emily Wade of Carbondale, parents: John and Judy Wade of Stonington, grandmother: Maxine Royer of Taylorville, brother: Chris (Amy) Wade of Stonington, and niece: Sophie Wade of Stonington. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Cecil Royer and paternal grandparents Charles and Loretta Wade.

 

John will be cremated and there will be a memorial service on Saturday April 28, 2018 at 1pm at the Stonington United Methodist Church in Stonington.

 

Memorials may be made to the wishes of 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.

Pleases sign their on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

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Carol Ann Workman

Carol Ann (Arthur) Workman, 75, of Taylorville, died at 8:30 a.m., Monday April 16, 2018 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born on October 31, 1942, the daughter of Vincent and Eileen (Piper) Arthur. She married Lynn “Jr” Workman on April 14, 1997 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and he survives. For 28 years, Carol worked for the Sangamon Greeting Card Co. as a machine operator. She also worked at Bill’s Toasty for many years. Carol was a hard worker, and she enjoyed keeping busy. In her spare time, she loved to travel with her husband. Her presence will be dearly missed by all the lives she touched.


Along with her husband Jr, Carol is survived by her step-daughter: Dana Workman of Taylorville; granddaughter: Laken Workman of Atlanta, Georgia; siblings: Gloria Hunt of Chicago; Sharon Durbin of Taylorville; Hiram “Butch” Arthur of Kincaid; Robert (Linda) Arthur of Stillwater, Oklahoma; Patricia (Gerald) Gordon of Taylorville; Katherine (Mike) Lozier of Alto, New Mexico; sisters-in-law: JoAnn (James) Lack of Webb City, Missouri; Deloris Brackett of Decatur; and Bonnie (Bob) Fleetwood-Fulcher of Springfield; as well as several nieces and nephews.


Carol was preceded in death by her parents, daughter: Christine; and her bother: Donald Arthur.


In following Carol’s wishes, she will be cremated, and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. 

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

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Mildred R Herman

Mildred R. Herman, 96, of Mt. Auburn passed away at 5:59p.m. on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Imboden Creek Living Center in Decatur.  She was born on January 22, 1922 in Mt. Auburn, the daughter of Clarence O. and Ruby (Ward) Butcher.  She married Paul W. Herman on September 10, 1941 in Mt. Auburn.  Paul preceded her in death on November 26, 1988.  Mildred was a homemaker and farmed along side her husband Paul on the family farm.  She was a member of the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ.  She enjoyed crafts, especially quilting, sewing, and basket weaving.  The family would like to extend their appreciated to the staff of Imboden Creek Gardens and Living Center for the dedicated care they provided to Mildred. 
She is survived by her children: Joan Anderson (Wes) of Kenney, Judy Buzzard of Mt. Auburn, and Gary Herman (Laniesa) of Blue Mound; 7 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter: Janet Sue Herman in infancy; son-in-law: Terry Buzzard; and siblings: Lois Butcher, Carl Butcher, Lucille Bottrell, and Vera Herman.
The funeral service for Mildred will take place at 11:00a.m. on Friday, April 20, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Bob Cook officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 until 11:00a.m. on Friday in the funeral home.  Burial will take place in Hall Cemetery in Blue Mound.  Memorials may be left to the Mt. Auburn Community Club.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements.  Memories of Mildred, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Telles Jay LaLonde

Telles Jay LaLonde, 82 of Nokomis passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 9:13 pm.  He was born on December 19, 1935, in Chicago, IL the son of Kari (Syrtand) and Telles Joseph LaLonde.  He married Janet Williams on January 9, 1976 in Manteno, IL.  Jay lived a very full life of travel as a Sergeant with the Army 34th Infantry in the Korean War 1954-1956 and as a Merchant Marine on the Ore Boats in the Great Lakes. With music as an accomplished left handed Accordion player, who spent many years with the Swing Kings of Kankakee.  And his talent for delivering the perfect joke, he is loved and will be greatly missed.
 
Surviving is his partner Connie Rowcliff of Tower Hill, Daughters: Kimberly Stanberry of Nokomis, IL, Karen and Michael Vancura of Worth, IL, Son: Telles Jean LaLonde of Nokomis, IL.  Grandchildren: Kevin, Kristina and Kara Kay Gibbs of Nokomis, IL, Austin and Katie LaLonde of Mattoon, IL and Ashjin LaLonde of Worth, IL. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife Janet LaLonde, Son-in-Law Jim Stanberry and Sister/Brother in Law Shirley and Larry Menin.
 
Visitation will be held on Saturday April 21, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis, IL with reception at Mia Azteca Restaurant 100 S. Pine St. Nokomis, IL following the visitation.   
 
Memorials may be made the Wounded Warriors Project P.O. Box 758517Topeka, KS 66675 or the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements

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Carroll Dean Rench

Carroll Dean Rench, 74 of Nokomis passed away on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 6:45 a.m. at his home in Nokomis. He was born on August 14, 1943 in Highland, IL the Son of Raymond and Helen (Sussen) Rench. He married Betty Dirks on March 9, 1968 in Ft. Worth, TX. He was a truck driver and a veteran of the United States Navy.
Surviving are his Wife: Betty Rench of Nokomis; Son: Larry Dean (Teressa) Rench of Nokomis; Eric Harvey (Tonya) Rench of Fillmore; Grandchildren: Shawnee, Cheyenne, Cody and Tyler Rench; Brothers: Gene (Judy) Rench, Darrell (Judy) Rench; Sisters: Betty Watkins, Sandra Thornton; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: John Rench and Bill Rench and sister Helen Campbell.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis, IL. Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 7:30 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis with Bishop Thomas Suey officiating. Following the service Carroll will be cremated and Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Montgomery County Cancer Association 19 Circle Dr. Litchfield, IL 62056 or to Mid America Preparatory School (MAPS) P.O. Box 300 Herrick, IL 62431.  
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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Willie D. Wilson II

Willie D. Wilson II, 60, of Taylorville passed away at 3:45p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born on September 4, 1957 in Harlingen, Texas, the son of Willie D. and Helen L. (Shadowens) Wilson.  He married Terri D. Mitchelson on December 29, 1986 in Taylorville.  Willie worked for over 35 years as a heavy equipment operator for the City of Taylorville.  Willie was a veteran of the US Air Force.  He loved to hunt and fish, was an avid NASCAR fan, and previously spent time working at South Fork Dirt Riders. 
He is survived by his wife: Terri D. Wilson of Taylorville; daughter: Darlene Weigle (Will) of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren: Tyler Farrell, Ethan Weigle, and Elizabeth Weigle; step-children: Adam Dempsey (Monica) and Mandy Dempsey; step-granddaughter: Kinley Dempsey; siblings: Sharon Newell (David) of Harlingen, Texas, Ruby Gooldy of Washington State, Mary Bailie (Chuck) of Oakford, Willie Pope of Taylorville, and Rita Oldakowski (John) of Taylorville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Staff Sgt. Robert J. Wilson; and brother: Martin E. Wilson.
Mr. Wilson will be cremated, and inurnment will take place on his son’s gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery.  The family will host a celebration of Willie’s life at a later date.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Willie, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Kayson Ryan Kocurek

Kayson Ryan Kocurek, infant son of Kassandra Rhodes and Tim Kocurek passed away on April 10, 2018 at St. John’s Carol Jo Vecchie Women’s Center in Springfield, IL. He was survived by his parents, Brother: Domynik Kocurek, Maternal: Curt and Katrina Rhodes of Taylorville, IL; Paternal Grandparents: Mark and Susan Kocurek of Taylorville, IL; Aunts: Taylor, Rylee and Markie Kocurek; Uncle and Aunt Zachary and Megan Rhodes; Great- Grandparents: Gene and Gloria Johnson of Taylorville and Jim and Suds Cunningham of Taylorville, IL. He was preceded in death by his Great-Grandparents: Jerry and Antje Rhodes; Amie and Rose Kocurek.

There will be no services.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Marion Joseph "Joe" Galvin

Marion Joseph “Joe” Galvin, 77, of Assumption, died April 11, 2018 in his home.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 16, 2018 in Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption.  Visitation will be from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. prior to service time.  Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Assumption.  Memorials may be made to Assumption Woman’s Club.

Joe was born May 14, 1940 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Marion and Mary (Barry) Galvin.
He was an auditor with the Department of Public Health and enjoyed music, traveling, water skiing and playing the piano. Joe loved the Bridge Club and enjoyed hosting parties at his home.

Surviving are his mother, Mary; his closest friend, Mark (Latisha) Demascal of Assumption, IL.; brothers, Charles W. Galvin of Taylorville, IL and James E. Galvin of Assumption, IL; and sisters, Joan Beamer of Nokomis, IL and Dorothy (Alan) McMaster of Leesburg, VA.

Preceding him in death is his father, Marion Galvin.

The family of Joe would like to thank Kristen Coy, Lauren Demascal and all other caregivers, nurses and doctors for their care during his illness.

Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption has been entrusted with the care and service arrangements. 

Condolences for the family may be left at www.seitzfh.com .

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Robert Dean Snow

Robert Dean Snow, 80 of Bingham passed away on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 2:55 a.m. at his residence in rural Bingham. He was born on November 14, 1937 in Coffeen, IL the Son of Asa and Fern (Kell) Snow. He married H. Lucille Siebert on November 26, 1958 in Mulberry Grove and she preceded him in death in 1989. Bob worked as a Farmer, welder and a cowboy. He enjoyed roping and rodeoing his entire life and he also loved to work on small engines for his friends around Fillmore. In his later years people called him “Mr. Fix it”. He was a member of  the Mt Moriah Church in Coffeen, IL and the Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association for over 50 years. The family requests that you dress casual for the services.  


Surviving are his Son: Rodney (Rose) Snow of Bingham, IL; Daughters: Cindy (Lonnie) Rich of Herrick, IL, Margaret (Rodney) Nees of Shelbyville, IL; Grandchildren: David Jay (Kaytlin) Nees, Russell Snow (Jessica Shaw), Michael Nees, Douglas Rich, Rachel Snow; Great-Granddaughter: Addison Snow; Brothers: Donnie (Vicky) Snow; Sisters-in-Law: Shirley Snow, Patricia Snow; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife and Brothers: Benny Snow and Chester Snow.


Visitation will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Allen & Sutton Funeral Home in Fillmore. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. also at Allen & Sutton Funeral Home in Fillmore with Pastor Harry Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery in Fillmore.


Memorials may be made to the Liberty Church in rural Bingham or Quad County Hospice 1 Huber St. Pana, IL 62557
Allen & Sutton Funeral Home in Fillmore is assisting the family with arrangements.


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

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Maurice Brannan

Maurice “Mick” Brannan, died Sunday April 8, 2018 at 1:46pm at his residence. He was born on October 18, 1941 in the Carrollton, Illinois hospital to Carmen and Harold Brannan of Eldred, Illinois. He lived in Eldred and went to Eldred grade school. After graduating from Carrollton High School he spent 4 years in the U.S. Navy. Mick served on the USS WASP aircraft carrier. He met and married his wife Beverly in Chicago and soon after moved to Taylorville, Illinois where he worked for Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company. Mick was an avid street rod enthusiast and ran around for many years with the Early Idlers and Tag-A-Long car clubs. Mick was well known for restoring cars over the years.

 

His family attended car shows and rod runs all over the Midwest. Family meant everything to Mick. Mick and Bev loved to ride his motorcycles and belonged to the Christian Motorcycle Association, the International Brotherhood of Motorcycle Campers and the Roadrunner Goldwing Motorcycle clubs. He combined his love of camping with motorcycling after he retired by pulling a small camper behind his Goldwing Trike. Mick and Bev one summer traveled to 48 states camping with their trike and camper. Mick and Bev also went camping in their motor home with the Prairielanders Good Sam Cub.

 

He is survived by his wife Beverly, his son Steven Brannan (Tina), his daughters: Shari Thompson (Bob) and Susan Justice (George), his grandsons: Seth Brannan (Kelsey), Sean Brannan, Frank Justice John Justice, Aric Walton (Stephanie), Laura McNeely (Scott), and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Mick was preceded in death by his mother Carmen Fisher, his father Harold Brannan, his step father Jack Fisher, his brothers Doug Brannan and Tom Cadel, and his sister June Leib (Gary) and his grandson Scott Brannan.


Visitation will be on Thursday April 12, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, Illinois with private family services the next day. Memorials in Mick’s name can be sent to the Missionary Fund at Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, Illinois. Please keep his family in your prayers as he will be greatly missed  


Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church Missionary Fund 900 Northern Ave. Taylorville, Illinois 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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Larry G. Miller

Larry G. Miller, 73, of Morrisonville, IL, passed away at 11:14 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at his residence.
 
Larry was born December 17, 1944 in Taylorville, IL, the son of William Edward and Alma Anna (DeWerff) Miller.  He married Claudia Davis-Skinner on September 8, 1970 in Morrisonville, IL.  They later divorced.

Larry graduated from Taylorville High School, and then went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army.  He served tours in Korea as well as Germany.  Following his service, Larry worked as a farmhand, before gaining employment at Georgia Pacific, where he would retire from after over 26 years as a machine operator.  During his time at Georgia Pacific, he was given the nickname “Rooster.” He worked for GSI briefly after his retirement.  Larry was a lifetime member of the Eagles Club 1425, American Legion Post 73, and a past member of the Taylorville Moose Lodge 1516.  He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and enjoyed painting, crossword puzzles, cryptograms, and sudoku.  Larry’s greatest enjoyment was being outside, with his children and grandchildren, enjoying a beer, and visiting with the neighborhood folks.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Carol Mann; and brother, Charles Miller.

Larry is survived by his daughters, Carol Ann (husband, Tim) Beiermann of Carrollton, IL, Mary Lee (companion, Kirk Spurgeon) Miller of Morrisonville, IL, Lisa M. (husband, Walter) Harker of Taylorville, IL, and Barb (fiancé, Chris Flaherty) Miller of Williston, ND; grandchildren, Zachary, Matthew, and Mara Beiermann of Carrollton, IL, Kaysey Jayne Spurgeon and John Wyatt Spurgeon of Morrisonville, IL, Katie LeDuc of Shelbyville, IL, Keirsten Jones of Kincaid, IL, Shaylynn Rockford of Taylorville, IL, and Jack, Sydney, and Madison Miller of Taylorville, IL; great grandchildren, Luna, Leo, Major, Sadie, Ayva, Myah, Bentley, Levi, and Lily; sisters, Evelyn Rogers of Taylorville, IL and Lillian Grace Mangan of Tremont, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cremation will be accorded prior to ceremonies.

Memorial Ceremony and Visitation: The memorial ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546, with Rev. Chad Foster officiating.  The family will receive guests following the ceremony until 7:00 p.m.  Military honors will be provided at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be held at a later date at Morrisonville Cemetery. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 217 E. Main Cross St., Taylorville, IL 62568, or the American Legion Post 73, 110 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

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

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Helen Messerle

Helen Messerle, 98 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 12:54 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. She was born on March 11, 1920 in Litchfield, IL the daughter of John and Fern (Dover) Clarkson. She married Harold Ramey on July 18, 1937 and he preceded her in death on July 28, 1991. She then married Virgil Messerle on August 10, 1996 and he also preceded her in death on August 6, 2010. She worked as a Nurse at Dr. Somers office in Litchfield, IL.


Surviving are her Son: Darrell (Judy) Messerle; Grandchildren: Tammy Brachear, Sheila Cowell, Phillip Ramey, John Ramey, Linda Ramey, Bob Ramey, Larry Ramey, Peggy Lynn Holdman, Katherine and Kurt Messerle; Several Great-Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, husbands Harold Ramey and Virgil Messerle, Sons Harold Richard and Steven Ramey, daughter Kathryn Sue Ramey, sister Doris and brother John.

 

Visitation and Celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 1:00-6:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post #73 in Taylorville, IL. Inurnment will be held at a later date.


Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post #73 110 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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Daniel A. Phillipi

Daniel A. Phillipi, 61, of Moweaqua died April 3, 2018, in his home.

Daniel was born September 23, 1956 in Decatur, IL, the son of Berlin A. and Ruby (Johnson) Phillipi.  He married Mary Demascal in Decatur, IL September 15, 1996.  She survives.

Daniel was affiliated with First Christian Church of Moweaqua.  He was a Taxidermist and Truck Driver.

Surviving are his wife, Mary; son, Daniel L. (Nitiya) Phillipi of Moweaqua, IL; daughter, Charity (Chris) Miller of Mt. Zion, IL; stepsons: Michael (Kelly) Scoles of Taylorville, IL and Larry (April) Scoles of Assumption, IL; stepdaughter, Dena (Charles) Tucker of Taylorville, IL; twenty one grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brother, Bill (Dana) Best of Decatur, IL; and brothers-in-law: Joseph (Diana) Demascal of Louisiana, Larry Demascal of Shelbyville, IL and Robert (Latisha) Demascal of Assumption, IL.

Preceding him in death are his parents; sister, Shelia and son, Adam.

Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua has been entrusted with the care and service arrangements.  Condolences for the family may be left at www.seitzfh.com

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Gladys Merkel

Gladys E. Merkel, 103, of Nokomis, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at Heritage Health Care Center in Pana, IL. She was born on September 20, 1914 in rural Bingham, IL the daughter of Homer and Dora (Matthews) Cole. She married Chester Merkel on March 6, 1937 in Nokomis and he preceded her in death on November 29, 1992. She worked as a homemaker and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Nokomis.  


She is survived by her Son: Loren E. (Phyllis) Merkel of Pana, IL; Daughter: Barbara (Bill) Kook of Pana, IL; Grandchildren: Christine Flynn of St. Charles, IL; Karen Kook of Chicago, IL; Brian Merkel of Belgrade, MO; Great-Grandson: Gunnar Merkel of Potos, MO; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, four sisters, four brothers and 1 grandson.


Visitation will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Nokomis with the funeral immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Steve Williams Officiating. Burial will be held in Nokomis Cemetery in Nokomis, IL.


Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Nokomis 220 S Cedar St, Nokomis, IL 62075
Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements.


Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Dorothy Yattoni

Dorothy Josephine Yattoni, 92, of Stonington, died at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Concordia Village, Springfield. Dorothy was born on a farm in East Fork Township, Montgomery County, on April 23, 1925, to August and Mary Elizabeth (Limper) Brown. She married Carson Ellis Benson on November 3, 1945, and he died on May 26, 1959. She then married Louie Yattoni on April 8, 1961, and he died on May 18, 1981.


Dorothy graduated from Coffeen High School. Following high school, she worked at Brown Shoe Factory in Litchfield. Dorothy was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington. She owned and operated several bars and restaurants in central Illinois, including the Blue Danube in Litchfield, West Side Tavern in Taylorville, and Sam & Louie’s Lounge in Stonington. She retired to help raise her grandchildren. The contributions which she made to her family were invaluable. Her legacy and love will live on in all our hearts forever.


Dorothy is survived by her children: Toni (John) Marucco of Springfield, William (Jennifer) Yattoni of Rochester; grandchildren: Kori (Pat) Aldrich, Gia (Nathan) Simmons, Charles (Katie Winn) Marucco, Hannah Yattoni, Austin Yattoni; great grandchildren: Aaron Aldrich, Grant and Adelyn Simmons, and Wes Benson Marucco. She is also survived by one brother, Wilbur Brown of Weldon, IL.


In addition to both of her husbands, Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers: Leo, Leonard, Omar, Lawrence, and sister, Rita Crites.


Mass for Dorothy will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington, with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 until the time of mass, also at the church. Interment will take place at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to: the Holy Trinity Altar Society. 

 

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

 

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

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Jenneken "Jenny" McKinney

Jenneken “Jenny” McKinney, 85 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 1:40 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. She was born on January 16, 1933 in Eibergen, Holland the daughter of Garrit and Johanna Boeijink. She married Alan McKinney on April 12, 1972 in Springfield, IL and he preceded her in death on September 13, 2011. Jenny loved spending time with Family and Friends. She enjoyed bus trips, sitting on her porch swing and going to watch the Taylorville Trio Band play. Her favorite destination was the Tama Iowa trip. She was a member of the Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary.


Surviving are her Son: A.J. McKinney of Taylorville, IL; Brothers: Gerard Boeijink of Holland; Jan Willem Boeijink of Germany; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband Alan McKinney, 3 Brothers, Mother-in-Law: Josephine McKinney and Good friend Elsie Holstlaw.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Don Bettis officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.


Memorials may be made to the Christian County Senior Citizens 701 W. Adams 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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Robert Ray German

Robert Ray German, 69, of Taylorville, passed away at 10:29 a.m. on Sunday, April 1, 2018 at his residence.

Bob was born August 12, 1948, in Taylorville, the son of William Mervin and Irene (Funderburk) German.  He married Penny Swedick on March 30, 1979.

Bob graduated from Taylorville High School in 1966, and then went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army, during Vietnam.  He served two tours of duty as a supply delivery driver between camps.  He earned the National Defense Service Medal, as well as the Vietnam Service Medal with 6 Bronze Stars for his heroism.  Bob went on to work at Firestone in Decatur for over 31 years, eventually retiring from there.  He and Penny owned an antique store for many years, and Bob also had a lawncare service that he took great pride in.  Bob attended auctioneer school in Ames, IA, and he and John Morrissey auctioneered together for many years.  He was a member of Taylorville Christian Church, where he served as a past deacon, and Sunday School teacher for the high school children.

Bob was an avid golfer and Chicago Cubs fan.  He enjoyed antiques, auctions, and yardwork, but most of all he enjoyed his children and grandchildren.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Lester, Lanny, and Pete German.

Bob is survived by his wife, Penny German of Taylorville, IL; children, Gerri (husband, Jason) Poor of Taylorville, IL, Jacque (husband, Jeff) Nation of Taylorville, IL, Jill (husband, John) Smith of Taylorville, and Robert German of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Josh (wife, Mandy) Nation, Madison Smith, Gabrielle Poor, Luke Poor, and Tatum Smith; great grandchildren, Larah, Laya, and Mavis Nation; siblings, Lu (husband, Jim) Manuel of Stonington, IL, Janet (husband, Bill) Jones of rural Taylorville, IL, Butch (wife, Dee) German of Farmersville, IL, and Brenda (husband, Morey) Washburn of Blue Mound, IL; special niece, Kelly (husband, Bob) Swedick of North Bend, WA; his comfort dog, Emma; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cremation will be accorded prior to ceremonies.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

Additional Visitation & Memorial Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Rev. Tom Bellagante officiating.

Inurnment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL where military honors will be provided by Department of Defense, American Legion Post 73, and the VFW Post 4495.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave. 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.

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

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Dorothy Shivers

Dorothy “Dot” Shivers, 92, formerly of Taylorville and Savoy, IL passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at the Farmer City Nursing Home in Farmer City, IL.
Dot was born on September 28, 1925 in Stonington, IL to Archie and Yolande (Jouglet) Glasgow. She married Raymond LaBrecque on June 10, 1944. She later married Robert Shivers in 1976.
Survivors include her son, Bruce (Annette) LaBrecque of Champaign; Granddaughters Stacey (Terry) Cole, Nikki (Chad) Slack, and Kate LaBrecque; and 6 great-grandchildren.
Her daughter, Donna Rae LaBrecque, preceded her in death.
Dot collected angel figurines, loved bingo, trips to Vegas, garage sales, and attending auctions. She shared her kind and giving heart with her family and friends. For the last few years, Dot’s son provided the same kind and giving care to her, for which her family will be forever grateful.
Morgan Funeral Home is handling arrangements. There will be a private service and no visitation.
Special thanks to the staff at the Farmer City Nursing Home and Transitions Hospice.

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Eric Neal

Eric Neal, 46 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 5:35 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on July 2, 1971 in Springfield, IL the son of John and Doris Turner. He worked as a dispatcher for Norfolk and Southern Railroad in Decatur.
Surviving are his Daughters: Jordan Ann Neal of Greenville, IL, and Jayden Rene Neal of Kincaid, IL; Parents: Doris and John Turner of Pana, IL; Brother: Brian Neal of St. Louis MO; Sister: Cassie (Kenny) Lee of Normal, IL; Several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: LaVerne and Robert Tex; and brother: Khristan Neal and Sister Sable Walker.  
Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with funeral service starting at noon with pastor Steve Switzer officiating. Burial will be in Owaneco Cemetery in Owaneco, IL.
Memorials may be made to Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center 500 N Walnut 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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Janice Kay Dobyns-Sexton

Janice Kay Dobyns-Sexton, 67 of Taylorville passed away at 10:45a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in her home.  She was born on April 24, 1950 in Taylorville, the daughter of Thomas and Aline (Mammen) Dobyns.  She married Terrence Estel Sexton on June 2, 1967 in Taylorville.  Terry preceded her in death on March 9, 2018.  Janice was a homemaker and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She enjoyed reading, going to rummage sales and loved her time spent camping with Terry.  


She is survived by her daughters: Renee Masterson and Barbara Sexton of Taylorville; grandchildren: Jacob Masterson, Zachary Geller, Paige Taylor, and Stone Taylor; siblings: Helen Dobyns-Sheedy of Palmer and Terry Dobyns of Missouri.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandsons: Michael Masterson Jr. and Wade Taylor; and siblings: Thomas Dobyns, Jerry Dobyns, Sheila Keller, Betty Jackson, Vivian Poorman, and Rocky Dobyns.  


Janice will be cremated.  The family will host a celebration of life for Janice and Terry at a later date. 

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements.  Memories of Janice, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Evelyn B. Sisco

Evelyn B. Sisco, 84 of Pana, Formerly of Taylorville passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.


Burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL 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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Rock Allen

Rock L. Allen, 59 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 12:49 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on May 11, 1958 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Eugene F. and Dorothy M. (Tyler) Allen. He married Debra L. Pugsley on November 15, 1982 in Taylorville IL. He drove the van for the Christian County Senior Citizens Center in Taylorville, IL. Rock was a 32nd degree Master Mason, member of Mound Lodge #122 AF & AM, Pana Eagles Club and the First Church of the Nazarene in Taylorville. He graduated from Taylorville High school in the Class of 1976 and he played in several rock bands as the lead singer. He enjoyed Fishing, the outdoors and he was a people person.  


Surviving are his Wife: Debbie Allen of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Shaunna (Tre) Nash of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Austin Pistorius, Dyzaac, Elijah, Noah, and Camille Nash; Brothers: Harry (Joann) Allen of Taylorville, IL Robby Allen of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Jayandra Rennick of Missouri, Jeannie (Rick) Rhodes of Decatur, IL; his cat: Bobby and Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents and his Sister Marilyn Galloway.


A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the First Church of the Nazarene in Taylorville.
Memorials may be made to the wishes of 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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Delores M. McGehee-Sledge

Delores M. McGehee-Sledge, 83, of Wonder Lake, Illinois passed away at 7:05a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in her home. She was born on May 7, 1934 to Lloyd and Bernadine Smith of Palmer, Illinois, the eldest of twelve children.
Married to William McGehee in 1953, she was mother to fourteen children. She was a military wife and lived in Germany as well as several Army bases in the U.S. In her lifetime she has experienced the grief of the death of two of her children, (Deborah in 2009 and Donna in 2018). Following William’s death she married Ross Sledge and he also preceded her in death. Two of her sons have served in the U.S. Army with one of them serving in Vietnam. As with all families, she has lived through good times as well as bad times and if all experience is valuable, she was a truly wealthy woman.


Through all of it she remained extremely strong and always stubborn to the very end and was truly a loving mother, a devoted wife and a loving and caring sister and daughter. She was also called “mom” by many friends of the family who loved her and learned from her as well. The world will seem like such an empty place to so many who knew her, and she will truly be missed. With the suffering over the past two years from a truly horrible disease, it is a good feeling to know that she has gone on to get her rest and may now know true joy.


Delores is survived by her children: Billy Kerney of Wonder Lake, Robert McGehee of Wonder Lake, Edward McGehee (Annette) of Rosamond, Donald McGehee (Gloria) of Denton, Texas, Randy McGehee (Marie) of Wonder Lake, Timothy McGehee (Susan) of Dallas, Texas, and Michael McGehee of McCullom Lake; 24 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren; siblings: Sharon Skinner (Benjamin) of Palmer, Cinda Hayes (Don) of Taylorville, Glenda Brewer of Taylorville, Karen Dorr (Roger) of Taylorville, Billene Lynch (Danny) of Florida, Vernon Smith (Sherry) of Pana, and Mary Ann Buchanan (Ken) of Taylorville; stepchildren, (children):Thomas Sledge, Evelyn Sledge, Brenda Sledge, and Spring Sledge; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 husbands; daughters: Deborah Sledge and Donna Brown; siblings: Theresa Hughes, Robert Smith, Ronald Smith and Richard Smith; and step-children: Audrey Sledge and Richard Sledge.


Visitation for Delores will be held from 5 until 7p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will take place at 10a.m. on Friday, March 30 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Chad Foster officiating. Following the service Delores will be cremated and an inurnment will take place at 10a.m. on Saturday, March 31 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Delores, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Mary Ann Anderson

Mary Ann Anderson, 83, of Carlinville, IL, formerly of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 3:22 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Carlinville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, in Carlinville, IL.

Mary Ann was born October 4, 1934 in Palmer, IL, the daughter of William and Anna (Wood) Cummings.  She married Don Anderson, and he preceded her in death.

Mary Ann was a homemaker for much of her life, raising her three sons.  She also worked as an in-home healthcare provider, and in the E.R. at the local hospital.  Mary Ann also worked with her sister at the Starlite Restaurant in Kincaid for many years.  She was a great cook, and she enjoyed the trips she would take to Las Vegas with her sisters.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Shelby Veil and Helen Booker; and brother, Bill Cummings.

Mary Ann is survived by her sons, Danny (wife, Donna) Woods of Onarga, IL, and Stephen and David Woods both of Springfield, IL; grandchildren, Amy Dick of Deland, IL, Ryan Woods of Tuscola, IL, and Stephanie Woods of Taylorville, IL; 5 great grandchildren; siblings, Grace Cornwell of Stockton, CA, Jean Long of Taylorville, IL, Bob Cummings of Kincaid, IL, Carolyn Summers of Sessor, IL, and Richard Cummings of Sessor, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

Graveside Ceremony: 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 2309 W. White Oaks Dr. Suite E, Springfield, IL 62704.

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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Ava Monroe Denbow

Ava Monroe Denbow, was born at 8:54 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018, the first child of David Denbow and Brianna Buttrey, and she passed away at 2:40 a.m., on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital, in Springfield, IL.  

She was preceded in death by her great grandmothers, Ruth Denbow and Kimberly Passoni.

Ava Monroe is survived by her parents, David Denbow and Brianna Buttrey of Kincaid, IL; maternal grandparents, Jack Buttrey of Taylorville, IL and Jennifer Buttrey of St. Louis, MO; paternal grandparents, Michael Harris of Springfield, IL and Janet Denbow of Taylorville, IL; great grandfathers, Danny Denbow of Waynesville, MO and Nick Passoni of Stonington, IL; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Cremation will be accorded prior to ceremonies.

Memorial Ceremony and Gathering: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz officiating.  A gathering will follow the ceremony until 6:00 p.m.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital, 800 E. Carpenter St., Springfield, IL 62769.

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

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Dolores Mae Shoup

Dolores Mae Shoup, 73, of Taylorville, passed away at 12:18 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at her residence.

Dolores was born May 28, 1944 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Harold and Rose Anna (High) Shoup.  She was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church, in Taylorville, and was employed by Christian County Mental Health for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Dolores is survived by her Trinity Lutheran Church family, and numerous friends.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: Friends may pay their respects from 9:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Rodney Blomquist, celebrant.

Interment will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery, in Morrisonville, IL.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, 1010 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

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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Janet Marie Blackstone

Janet Marie (Davis) Blackstone, 59 of Cumming, GA, formerly of Pana, passed away Friday, March 23, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born June 4, 1958 in Independence, MO to the late Walter & Marie (Mose) Davis. She married Donald L. Blackstone, Sr. on March 29, 1996 in Taylorville, IL. March 29 would have marked their 22nd wedding anniversary although they had been together for 33 years. After completing Cosmetology School, she was a hair stylist for over 30 years. She also spent over 9 years as a bus driver for the Forsyth County Schools Transportation Department and managed a Lil Ceaser’s Pizza Place. Her hobbies included bowling and boating but most importantly spending time with her family.

 

Janet is survived by her husband Donald and children: Amy Ruth Blackstone of Fairdale, KY, Donald L. (Heather) Blackstone, Jr. of Charlestown, IN, Marjorie (Shannon) Blackstone-Tucker of Kennesaw, GA, Daniel J. Blackstone, Brandon Roy Blackstone, Steven Tyler Blackstone, Aaron Edwin Blackstone and Andrew Benjamin Blackstone all of Cumming, GA; 11 grandchildren; brother Dick Davis; sister Norma (Joe) Cervi; sister-in-law Alice Davis; and several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Jim Davis; sister Barb Rodman; and niece Savannah Cervi.

 

Funeral Services for Janet will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Ava Witsman officiating.  Burial will be in Rosemond Grove Cemetery, Rosamond, IL. Visitation will be Monday, March 26, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.

 

Memorials in Janet’s honor may be made to her family to help with travel expenses and will be accepted by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, who is assisting the family.

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Glenn Carl Fesser

Glenn Carl Fesser, 81, of Morrisonville, IL passed away at 10:43 p.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
 
Glenn was born February 12, 1937 in rural Christian County, the son of Carl Henry Christian and Leona (Folkerts) Fesser.  He married Mary Jane Van Pelt on July 9, 1966 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, in Palmer, NE.

Glenn graduated from Morrisonville High School in 1955.  He then partnered with his brother, Larry, farming and operating a hog confinement operation.  He was a life long member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel, IL, where he was an elder, trustee, past Chairman of the Congregation, Sunday school teacher, and a counselor for the Walther League.  He also proudly served his country in the Air National Guard for 6 years.  Glenn was a past president and member of the Montgomery County Pork Producers, Morrisonville Farmers Co-Op Elevator Board, member of the Land of Lincoln United Cerebral Palsy Board, as well as a past president of the Calico Twirlers Square Dance Club.  He enjoyed square dancing, antique tractors, and camping, but most of all he enjoyed taking his grandchildren fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Fesser of Morrisonville, IL; daughters, Carla (husband, Phil) Fleigle of Heyworth, IL, Brenda Fesser of Springfield, IL, and Dana (husband, Chris) Pinnow of Cartersville, GA; grandchildren, Jared and Kayla Fleigle of Heyworth, IL, and Shawn and Isaac Pinnow of Cartersville, GA; siblings, Larry (wife, Joyce) Fesser of Farmersville, IL, Alice (husband, Terry) Land of Farmersville, IL, and Dale (wife, Veronica) Fesser of Rochester, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 402 Monroe St., Harvel, IL 62538.

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m., on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, in Harvel, IL, with Pastor Scott Busacker celebrant.

Interment will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, 402 Monroe St., Harvel, IL 62538, or to Bethesda Lutheran Communities, 600 Hoffmann Dr., Watertown, WI 53094.

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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Laura "June" DeClerck

Laura June DeClerck, 93 of Assumption, died March 23, 2018, in Heritage Health, Pana, IL.

 

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Tower Hill Christian Church, Tower Hill, IL. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Assumption, IL. Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or Assumption VFW Tacusah Post #6577.

 

June was born July 8, 1924 in Buffalo, IL, the daughter of Harrison Andrew and Ruth Lee (Wallace) Hudson. She married Robert Leonard Smith May 4, 1944 in Mechanicsburg, IL. He preceded her in death September 11, 2000. She later married Raymond Joseph “Red” DeClerck August 5, 1972 in Assumption, IL. He preceded her in death January 17, 2001.

 

June was a member of First Christian Church of Assumption, VFW Auxiliary #6577 and the Assumption Historical Society. She graduated from Tri-City High School in Buffalo, IL and attended Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. June was a homemaker and a former teacher, who taught in two different one room school houses.

 

Surviving are her children: Leonard Charles (Annie) Smith of Cobden, IL, Tessa Giles of Assumption, IL, Susie (Carroll) Jones of Assumption, IL, Laura (Jim) Black of Palm Coast, FL, Mary Beth Baker of Assumption, IL; ten grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

 

Preceding her in death are her husband, parents, three brothers, two sisters and son-in-law Jerry Giles.

 

Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption has been entrusted with the care and service arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left at www.seitzfh.com.

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Nancy Carole Dooley

Nancy Carole Dooley, 72, of Taylorville, formerly of Stonington, passed away at 7:11a.m. on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at Hickory Estates in Taylorville.  She was born on November 8, 1945 in Hillsboro, the daughter of Otis Henry and Wilma Jane (Davidson) Light.  On April 16, 1966 she married Larry Eugene Dooley in Taylorville.  She graduated from Taylorville High School in 1963 and always enjoyed her lunches with the girls of ’63.  Nancy was a dedicated member of the Joy Assembly Church in Stonington where she served faithfully as secretary for over 20 years.  She volunteered many hours with the Inter Church Council Food Pantry in Blue Mound.  In her free time, she enjoyed shopping and crafts, but most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren who she adored.  


Nancy is survived by her loving family; husband: Larry Dooley of Taylorville; son: Rodney Dooley (Trisha) of Atoka, Tennessee and their children Kali Dooley and Dallas Dooley; daughter: Monica Wamsley (Jon) of Taylorville and their children: Jesse Bertoldo and Cody Bertoldo; son: Jason Dooley (Rhea) of Stonington and their children: Lane Dooley, Lydia Dooley, Lillian Dooley, and Luke Dooley; son: Jeremy Dooley (Amber) of Mt. Auburn and their children: Blake Dooley, Clayton Dooley, Jacob Dooley, and Nathan Dooley; brother: Joseph Light of Hillsboro; step-sister: Jean Clark of Willey’s Station; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sister: Barbara Mink; brother: William Light; daughter: Deanna Jo Dooley; and granddaughter: Lucy Wamsley.  


A funeral service for Nancy will be held at 10:00a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Tim Moats officiating.  Visitation will be on Monday from 5 until 7p.m. at the funeral home.  Following the funeral, Nancy will be cremated, and a private family inurnment will be held at Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington. 

 

Memorials may be made to Joy Assembly Church or Hope House of Central Illinois.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 

 

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

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Martha A. Marsaglia

Martha A. Marsaglia, 79, of Taylorville, passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, March 18, 2018 at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Taylorville.

Martha was born November 19, 1938 in Taylorville, the daughter of Rev. B.K. and Mary Hawkins Beaty.  She married Frank Marsaglia November 22, 1962, at the Church of the Nazarene in Taylorville.

Martha graduated from Taylorville High School in 1956.  After high school, she worked for My Store, before serving as a custodian for the First United Methodist Church of Taylorville and the Taylorville Public Library for over 36 years.  Martha enjoyed cooking and entertaining, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark Marsaglia; brothers, Bob, Bryon, Lyle, and William Beaty; and sister, Marjorie “Peg” Beaty.

Martha is survived by her husband, Frank Marsaglia of Taylorville; son, Michael (wife, Kiley) Marsaglia of Chatham; grandchildren, Victoria (husband, Garrett) Wilson of Mexico, MO, Bryce Marsaglia of Taylorville, and Luke and Sophia Marsaglia of Chatham; 3 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A private family graveside ceremony will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating.

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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Billie Leon Dickey

Billie Leon Dickey, 81 of Taylorville passed away at 7:56a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born on January 1, 1937 in Decatur, the son of Lester Guy and Loridine Izola (Ellison) Dickey.  He married Deborah Tester on December 13, 1985 in Taylorville.  Billie worked at Peabody Mine #10 for 33 years and following his retirement as a coal miner, he owned and operated BLD Trucking for several years.  He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America and was a Teamster.  Billie loved his time spent camping and boating.  He was known as a calm and patient man.  


He is survived by his wife: Deborah G. Dickey of Taylorville; children: Christine Garrett of Mechanicsburg, Lester Dickey and Paula Dickey both of Taylorville; step children: Wendy Oller and Tom Oller both of Taylorville and Teresa Kunkes (Nick) of Bloomington; and several grand children and great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Cameron Dickey and aunt: Burdella Windell.


Mr. Dickey will be cremated, and his family will host a celebration of his life at a later date.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. 

 

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

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Betty E. Sikes

Betty E. Sikes passed away at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL, on March 18, 2018, at the age of 82. Betty was born on August 31, 1935, in Bear Creek Township, Morrisonville, IL, to Burley and Laura (Mullins) Dowdy. She married Joseph E. Lucas who preceded her in death in 1962. In 1976 she married Norman (Gene) Sikes, and he preceded her in death in 2011. Betty graduated from Morrisonville High School and was a retiree of the IL State Board of Education where she worked as an inventory control coordinator. Earlier in her career, she also worked as a clerk for the Christian County Soil & Water Conservation District in Taylorville. Betty was the last survivor of her generation in the Burley and Laura Dowdy family. Her oldest brother, Shirley, was born in March of 1908. With Betty’s death in March of 2018, she and her siblings’ generation spanned a period of 110 years.

Betty is survived by her daughter, Keri Jean (Burr) Ginger. A son, Joseph E. Lucas, Jr., preceded her in death in 1994. Betty is survived by two grandchildren: Seth Ginger and Falon Brumfield.  She had two stepchildren: Theresa (Mark) Canada and Gregory Sikes; step-grandchildren: Jared and Caleb Canada, Casey and Ashley Sikes.
She is also survived by step-great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, and other relatives. Betty was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Shirley, Sherman, Bill, Lee, Jay, and Ray “Button”, nephew Billy and sisters: Leona Huddleston, Georgia Yard, Stella Sparling, Susie Jacobs, and Pauline Huston.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 22, at Sutton Funeral Home in Taylorville from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on Friday, March 23, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Chad Foster officiating. Burial will be at Anderson Cemetery, Palmer, IL, following the service.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.


Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at suttonmemorialhome.com

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Lucille Dickerson

Lucille Dickerson, 80, of Taylorville, formerly of Mt. Auburn, died at 8:22 p.m., Sunday, March 18, 2018, in her residence with her loving husband by her side. Born on August 1, 1937 in Mt. Auburn Township, Lucille was the daughter of Bud and Laura (Powers) Ealey. She married Roger Dickerson on September 20, 1957 in Kentucky, and she was happy to be a homemaker raising their two children. Lucille also worked as a bookkeeper for her husbands welding business. She was a loving wife and mother, and she will be dearly missed.


Along with her husband, Mrs. Dickerson is survived by her two children: Connie (Galen) Tippitt of Wataga, Illinois, and Kenny (Cindy) Dickerson of Mt. Auburn; grandchildren: Walter (Laura) Tippett, Robin (Matthew) Carlson, Jamie Dickerson; six great grandchildren; one sister: Maxine Bramel of Mt. Auburn; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings.


Mrs. Dickerson will be cremated, and her family will host a graveside service at a later date.

 

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

 

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

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Gary Sams

Gary Sams, 67 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 5:24 p.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on May 14, 1950 in Taylorville, IL the son of Fred Harrison and Phyllis Diane (Garriott) Sams. He married Shirley Eson on June 25, 1977 in Taylorville IL. Gary worked as a Public Service Representative for the State of Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles and he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville, IL.  


Surviving are his Wife: Shirley Sams of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Adam (Ashley) Sams of Peoria, IL; Scott Sams of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Brenda (Thomas) Coble of Rockingham, NC; Grandchildren: Lacey Nicole Kathleen Patterson, Michael Grady (Ashley) Patterson, Anthony Bryant Waldo, Nevaeh Coble, Madison Sams, Joel Sams and Grayson Sams; Great-Grandchildren: Michael Carter Brantley, Paige Kathleen Anderson and Kinsley Nichole Smith; Brothers: Terry Sams of Pawnee, IL; Gregg (Anna) Sams of Taylorville, IL; Brad (Beth) Sams of Moweaqua, IL; Brother-in-Laws: David Eson, Paul (Mindy) Morgan; Sister-in-Laws: Kathy Galvin, Edna Eson, Julie Eson and Marilyn Eson; Uncles: Richard Garriott, Gerry (Gwen) Garriott; Aunt: Norma (Harold) Allison; Cousins: Carol (Charlie) Roberts, Tom Bilyeu, George Sams, Donnie (Patti) Sams, Mark (Cindy) Sams, Jenneth (Phil) Doyle, Wendy Martin, Lynn (Chuck) Newton, David Garriott, Diane Whitehouse; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brother: Robert Sams, Grandson: Triston Waldo, Mother-in-Law: Carol June Eson, Brother-in-Law: Wayne Eson.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. The Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.


Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church 1010 N. Webster 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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Barbara Jean Pelati

Barbara Jean Pelati, 85 of Taylorville passed away at 6:45a.m. on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  She was born on January 18, 1933 in Taylorville, the daughter of Frank C. and Mary L. (Bailey) Noren.  She married Dante Pelati on August 13, 1959 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.  He preceded her in death on September 7, 1996.  Barb received her Bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and a Master’s Degree from Millikin University.  She worked for many years as a teacher in Taylorville and surrounding communities.  Barb was very active in her community over the years.  Some of her involvement included: board member of the Christian County Senior Citizen’s Center, VFW Auxiliary, Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and blood bank, Women’s golf league, founding member of the Boyd Dappert Youth Reservation, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  She loved to read, play bridge, golf, and spend time with her family.


Barb is survived by her children: Dr. Joseph Pelati (Dr. Leslie May) of Houston, Texas, Maria Crawford (Robert) of Bolingbrook, and Peggy Brandon (partner Rick Domeracki) of Wayne, Illinois; grandchildren: Colton Brandon of Rolling Meadows and Mina Brandon of Oxford, Mississippi; siblings: Marilyn (Ed) Voggetzer of Taylorville, Jim (Mary Ann) Noren of Taylorville, and Ron (Connie) Noren of Orange, California; sister-in-law: Louise Noren of Taylorville; brother-in-law: Jim Daugherty of Taylorville; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings: Ted Noren, William Noren, Charles “Lindy” Noren, and Johanna Daugherty.  


Barb will be cremated, and a funeral mass will be held at 10:30a.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating.  Inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Visitation will be held from 3 until 5p.m. on Sunday at McClure Funeral Home.  The family will host a celebration of life and dinner from 5 until 7p.m. on Sunday at the VFW in Taylorville.  Memorials may be made to the Christian County Senior Citizens or the Christian County Relay for Life. 

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. 

 

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

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Betty A. Jordan

Betty A. (Shanks) Jordan, 86, closed her eyes on the morning of March 14 and opened them in heaven.   Betty was born March 28, 1931 in Taylorville to Charles L. Shanks and Grace (Tyler) Shanks.  She was a graduate of Taylorville High School in 1949 and that same year met her future husband, Marvin G. Jordan, at a square dance.  They were married December 18, 1949 and continued to dance their way through life until Marvin died on March 11, 2013.   They’re dancing together again to the music of the angels.

Funeral services will be held at the Locust Grove Church in rural Assumption on Friday, March 23, at 10:30 am.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 6-8 pm at Seitz Funeral Home in Moweaqua.  Memorials can be made to Locust Grove Mission fund or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  

Betty was a homemaker, and the best cook ever!  She loved her family, loved to read, knit and travel.  She enjoyed the many hours she spent researching her genealogy roots and loved listening to the good ole country tunes and gospel music.  She joined Locust Grove Church when she was 19 and taught Sunday School, Bible School, and held several other offices.  One of her most notable attributes was her kindness and generosity to others, many whom she had never met.  
 
Betty is survived by 4 daughters: Beverly (Charles) McQuiggan of Maryville, IL; Shelia (Randy) Meador of Moweaqua, Vera (Gary) Heiser of Decatur and Judy (Mike) Juenger of Cape Girardeau, Mo., 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Eleanor Jordan and Florence Wooters; brother-in-law Paul (Joyce) Jordan; and many other precious friends and relatives.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law:  Leslie (Emaline) Shanks, Joseph (Florence) Shanks, Eunice (Merle) Sims, Cecilia (Eldon) Eggerman, Beulah Shanks, Blanche (Robert) Kearney, Shirley (Lester) Blain, Marilyn Jordan, George Wooters and Norman Jordan.  

Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua has been entrusted with the care and service arrangements.  Condolences for the family may be left at www.seitzfh.com .

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Mary L. Hafliger

Mary L. Hafliger, 90 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 3:15 a.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on July 10, 1927 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of John and Mary (Babich) Simaly. She married John Hafliger on February 23, 1952 in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on April 28, 1988. Mary retired as a secretary from Sangamon Card Company in Taylorville and she was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville and the Taylorville Chapter of the Catholic Daughters of America.


Surviving are her Niece: Donna (Jim) Hurtte of Evansville, IN and Several Great Nieces, Great Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, 3 Brothers and 3 Sisters.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Mass will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, IL with Msgr David S. Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.


Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church for Masses 108 W. Adams 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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Terrance "Terry" Estel Sexton

Terrence “Terry” Estel Sexton, 71, of Taylorville passed away at 7:00a.m. on Friday, March 9, 2018 in his home.  He was born on July 30, 1946 in Taylorville, the son of Estel and Helen (Jones) Sexton.  He married Janice Kay Dobyns on June 2, 1967 in Taylorville.  Terry retired from the Taylorville Sanitary District and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  For 28 years he served as a volunteer with the Taylorville Fire Department.  Terry enjoyed being outdoors, especially mushroom hunting and camping.  He enjoyed trips to Walmart and playing bingo with his best buddy Tom McKinney.  He will be missed by everyone who loved and knew him and his dog Bella.  
Terry is survived by his wife of 50 years, Janice Kay Sexton of Taylorville; daughters: Renee Masterson and Barbara Kay Sexton of Taylorville; grandchildren: Jacob Masterson, Zachary Geller, Paige Taylor, and Stone Taylor; brother: Tim (Judy) Sexton of Clinton; sisters: MaryAnn Bauers of Indiana and Toni (Joe) Hays of Benton; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: David Bennett, Mike Bennett, and Teddy Sexton; and grandsons: Michael Masterson Jr. and Wade Taylor.  
Terry will be cremated, and the family will host a celebration of his life at a later date.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Terry, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Ida D. Sloman

Ida Dellnor Sloman, 86 of Springfield, IL passed away at 4:42 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born on May 26, 1931 in Shiloh Community, Northwest of Morrisonville, IL the daughter of Orris and Della Jane Waterman Garrett. She married Nelvin Sloman on June 24, 1950 at Fairview Methodist Church southeast of Morrisonville. She attended rural Christian County grade school and graduated from Morrisonville High School. She worked at Consolidated Telephone Company in Taylorville, IL as a telephone operator until her marriage when she became a farmwife. Ida was a member of Zenobia Baptist Church and a current attendee of Bethel Baptist Church in Sharpsburg, IL. She was a member and past Regent of Peter Meyer chapter NSDAR, member of Christian County HCEA, Christian County Historical Society and charter member of Christian County Genealogical Society. For many years she taught VBS, served as a Deaconess, a member of Women’s Mission Society and as leader of the BYF with her husband at Zenobia Baptist Church. Following their retirement, in 2012, Ida & Nelvin moved to Lewis Memorial Christian Village, Springfield, IL.

 

Ida is survived by Husband: Nelvin Sloman of Springfield, IL; Sons: Dennis (Nancy); Thomas (Patti); and David (Janet) Sloman. Grandchildren, Tyler (Samantha) Sloman,; Amanda (Chad) Patton; Chad (Elizabeth) Sloman; Amy (Jason) Stiff; Garrett (Danielle) Sloman; Matthew Sloman (Brenda Chavez). Fourteen great grandchildren, Alex, Madalyn & Ellie Sloman; Grant & Griffin Patton; Aidan, Elisa, Brenna & Carson Sloman; Christina & Lauren Jo Stiff; Schaeffer, Charlotte & Beckett Sloman. Sisters-in Law: Ruth Garrett and Leola Garrett. She was preceded in death by her parents granddaughter, Chrissy Lee Sloman, Brothers: Paul, Pier and Bernard Garrett and Sister Etta Mae Fowler.

 

Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Sutton Memorial Home, in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Service will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Sutton Memorial Home with Pastor Ted Marrinan and Pastor David Poeschel officiating. Burial will be held in Morrisonville Cemetery in Morrisonville, IL.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to Bethel Baptist Church or Christian County Genealogical Society.

 

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 T. Craft

Patricia T. Craft, 90, of Assumption, passed away at 1:30 a.m. March 6, 2018, in St. John’s Hospital Springfield, IL.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, in Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.  Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Assumption.  In lieu of flowers the family request memorials are made to Ronald McDonald House or the donor’s choice of charity.

Patricia was born September 13, 1927 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Wilbur M. & Frances Geraldine (McGavic) Tankersley.

Patricia attended Assumption schools, graduating in 1945.  In the fall of 1945, Patricia entered cadet nurses training at the Macon County Hospital School of Nursing at Decatur Memorial Hospital, taking nurses training classes through the hospital and Millikin University.  She completed her training in 1948, graduating as a Registered Nurse.

Patricia married Robert F. Craft October 30, 1948 at the Good Will Methodist Church in Chicago, IL.  As newlyweds they moved to Indianapolis, IN, where both were employed.

During her nursing career, she was employed as a nurse at hospitals in Indianapolis, IN, Alton, IL, and Taylorville, IL.  In 1963 she left hospital nursing and was employed as a medical consultant for the Illinois Department of Public Aid, at the Christian County Office in Taylorville.  When she was offered the opportunity, she transferred from the county office to the department’s state office in Springfield where she was a section manager for medical claim review, finally retiring in 1990.

After retiring, she and Bob explored the US by RV before choosing Alamo, TX as an escape from the Midwest winters. Pat retired but her hands never did stop; she crocheted hundreds of afghans, most were donated to Ronald McDonald House and local women’s shelter.  Many a child snuggles in a blankie made by Pat.

Pat was completely devoted to her family, they were her focus in life.  She treasured her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They brought great joy in her life.

Patricia is survived by two sons:  Robert Craft of Athens, AL and James Craft of Sherman, IL; three daughters: Mary Beth Pearson of Aiken, SC, Jeanne (Ross) Malme of Atlanta, GA and Cynthia Mueller of Naples, FL; four grandchildren: Amber and Joshua Pearson, Shannon (Jordan) McBride and Clinton Mueller; and four great-grandchildren.

Patricia is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Craft; son, Gary Craft; sister, Juline Lambert; brother, James Tankersley and great-granddaughter, Mary Kaylynn Pearson.

Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption has been entrusted with the care and service arrangements.  Condolences for the family may be left at www.seitzfh.com .

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Leo Curtin

Leo V. Curtin, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, two days before his 95th birthday. At the time of his passing he was a resident at Moravian Village, Bethlehem, PA.  He previously lived in Ocean City, NJ and Naples, FL.
 
Leo was born in Taylorville, IL on March 2, 1923, the son of Lawrence Frederick and Marie Ellen (Colbrook) Curtin.  He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Beitel) Curtin, whom he married January 3, 1981. He is also survived by his daughter Janet of Macungie, PA, his son Michael (wife, Anne) of Saratoga Springs, NY, and his grandchildren Matthew and Alison (husband, Chase).  In addition, he is survived by his brothers Larry of Taylorville, Paul (wife, Gail) of Lisle, IL, John (wife, Alice), of Taylorville, sister Dorothy of Mount Sterling, IL, many nieces and nephews, Nancy’s daughter Lisa Henrich (Dave), sons Rob Marcolina (Denise), Rick Marcolina (Lori), and their children.
 
He was predeceased by his first wife, Vlasta "Val" (Martinec) Curtin, whom he married on September 7, 1947, his parents, sister, Catherine Trueblood, brother William, grandson Peter Curtin, and Nancy’s sons, Paul and Jay.
 
Leo served in the U. S. Army during World War II reaching the rank of First Lieutenant.  He was stationed in Italy until 1946. Leo then attended     the University of Illinois at Urbana where he received his BA and Master in agriculture, and received his doctorate from Cornell in animal nutrition.  He worked in the animal nutrition industry for Proctor & Gamble, Central Soya, and finally as Senior Vice president of Research and Specialty Products for National Molasses Company.  In retirement he continued in the animal nutrition field as a sales consultant.  His work travels and his experiences in Italy during the war grew to include a lifetime of personal travel adventures throughout the world and the United States.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon on Monday, March 5, at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Bethlehem, PA with visitation at the church prior to the ceremony.  Leo will be buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, near the family that he loved and the farm he never forgot. Graveside committal service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 10, 2018, with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Leo or condolences to his family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com. 

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Dorothy Elaine Graham

Dorothy Elaine (Stroud) Graham, 93 of Stonington passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 9:03 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. She was born on March 13, 1924 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Harry and Anna (Ogden) Stroud. She married Robert Leroy Graham on November 11, 1940 in Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington, IL and he preceded her in death on November 17, 1997. Dorothy worked as a farmer and homemaker and she was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington, IL.


Surviving are her Sons: Thomas (Pam) Graham of Stonington, IL; Charles (Cathy) Graham of Decatur, IL; John (Vicky) Graham of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Agnes (Bill) Jones of Stonington, IL; Mary Ann (Ron) Basil of Decatur, IL; Grandchildren: Mark Jones, Eric Jones, Jeff Graham, Lisa Durbin, Dottie Landers, Michelle Wadkins, Karen Graham, Michael Graham, John Graham Jr., Jacque Graham, Barbara Hamm and Rhonda Warnsley; Several Great-Grandchildren and Great- Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Son: James Graham, 2 Sisters and a Brother.


Visitation will be held on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 10:00-12:00 Noon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington, IL. Funeral Mass will follow the visitation starting at 12:00 Noon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington, IL with Msgr David S. Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.


Memorials may be made to the Stonington Fire Department and Rescue Squad 1 Fire House Rd, Stonington, IL 62567.


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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Judith A. White

Judith A. White, 79 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 12:16 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on February 17, 1939 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Edward “Red” and Pauline (Stilts) Bland. She married William D. White on June 10, 1961 in Taylorville IL. Judy worked as a Medical Scanner at Springfield Clinic in Taylorville and she was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. Her family was her hobby and her life.


Surviving are her Husband: William White of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Jeff White of Springfield, IL; Matthew Lutton of Springfield, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Son: James White, Brother: David Bland and Sister: Sally Sara Durbin.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10:00-12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Msgr David S. Lantz officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.


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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Randal K. McElroy

Randal Kenneth McElroy, 61 of Nokomis passed away on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 10:40 p.m. as the result of a traffic accident in rural Rosemond, IL. He was born on July 24, 1956 in Wurzburg, Germany the Son of Paul Dean McElroy and W. Maxine (McElroy) Pearson. He married Genece Jones on August 24, 2007 in Hillsboro, IL. Randy worked as a Machine operator at GSI in Assumption.

 

Surviving are his Wife: Genece McElroy of Nokomis, IL; Step-Sons: Jamie (Hope) Jones of Newton, IL; Bobby Gertsch of Newton, IL; Jeffrey Shook of Nokomis, IL; Granddaughters: Jessica Jones, Brittany Jones, Kyelee Shook and Loralei Griffin; Great-Granddaughter: Macie Jones; Parents: Paul Dean McElroy of Tuscola, IL and W. Maxine Pearson of Irving, IL; Brothers: Ron (Janet) McElroy of Hillsboro, IL; Rob (Tawny) McElroy of Springfield, IL; Roger (Kay) McElroy of Bunker Hill, IL; Sister: Paula (Joe) Stawicki of Monee, IL; Father- in- Law: Mauriece Jones of Newton, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Step-Father: Claude Pearson.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis, IL with the memorial service immediately following the visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis with Pastor Mike Palmer officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

 

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

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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Arlene Kay Montgomery

Arlene Kay Montgomery, 63, of Loami, IL passed away at 2:12 p.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
 
Arlene was born July 2, 1954 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Ivan and Claire Mae (Prose) Weber.  She married Don Montgomery on June 26, 1976 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel, IL.

Arlene graduated valedictorian from Morrisonville High School in 1972.  She worked for Millburg’s Drug Store in Morrisonville, then for the Illinois Secretary of State for five years, before moving to San Diego, CA. While there she was a volunteer ombudsman for the U.S.S. Kinkaid for five years, while Don was serving in the U.S. Navy.  At that time, she was also a commercial lines underwriter for Home Federal Credit Union.  Upon she and Don’s return to Central Illinois, Arlene began working as a legal secretary in the Office of the State Appellate Defender, Supreme Court Unit, eventually retiring in 2011.  

Arlene was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn, IL, where she was a member of their contemporary choir.  She had a beautiful voice, and was an equally talented seamstress, sewing anything she could.  Arlene will be remembered for her “Holiday Haircuts”, and excellent cooking, especially lasagna, enchiladas, and blonde brownies.  Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Arlene is survived by her husband, Don Montgomery of Loami, IL; sister, Marcia (Wayne) Rosenthal of Morrisonville, IL; father-in-law, Ray (Jean) Montgomery of Morrisonville, IL; brother-in-laws, Bob (Della) Montgomery of Morrisonville, IL, and David (Sarah) of Mound City, MO; sister-in-laws, Judy (David Brady) Hunt of Raymond, IL, and Amy (Dan) Schmedeke of Morrisonville, IL; aunt, Normadine Johnson; uncle, Bill Prose; nieces and nephews, Lexie (Chris) Florence, Kirsten Montgomery, Seneca (Daniel) Spindler, Jason (Cheri) Hunt, Ben (Amy) Montgomery, Sam (Andrea) Montgomery, Tim (Bekka) Montgomery, Dan (Faith) Montgomery, Katy Schmedeke, Nicky Schmedeke, Dustin (Brooke) Rosenthal, Sean (Sarah) Rosenthal, Casey Rosenthal, and Crystal Hatley; and numerous cousins.

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville, with Rev. Martin J. Kaufmann officiating.

Interment will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Illinois, 610 N. 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62702.

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

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Thomas Jon Frevert

Thomas Jon Frevert, 75, of Taylorville passed away at 10:59a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 in his home surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born on May 19, 1942 in West Union, Iowa, the son of Dr. Merrill Frederick and Eunice Irene (Finch) Frevert. He graduated from West Union High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Upper Iowa University. Tom married Kay Scharae Kilcher on June 29, 1968 in West Union. He was a veteran of the US Army. Tom worked at Caterpillar, the Illinois Healthcare Association, Illinois Power, and most recently as an accountant with the State of Illinois. He was an active member of the Taylorville First United Methodist Church where he served in many roles throughout the years including: Finance Committee, Administrative Board Chairman, Worship Committee Chairman, Lay Delegate to Annual Conference, and participated in the cancer support group. Tom was also active in his community including: President of the Christian County Mental Health Association, member of the Board of Appeals for the City of Taylorville, Public Relations Director for the Executive Board of the Tornado Wrestling Foundation and played the role of Chamberlain for the High School Madrigal Dinner for 20+ years. Tom and Kay are proud supporters of many local charities, sports, and the arts and were recently given the title of Avid Sports Fans of the Year for the Taylorville High School. He was an avid golfer and loved his annual golf trips with the “Biloxi Boys” including one just last year. Tom loved spending time outdoors where he enjoyed boating, fishing, and waterskiing. Traveling, especially with his family was always important to Tom. Anytime Tom and Kay were out, and a good song came on, they would most certainly be found on the dance floor. More than anything, Tom’s children and grandchildren meant everything to him. No matter what the activity, Tom was always there to support his grandkids. Tom made a lasting impact on all who knew him and will be greatly missed by his friends, the community, and his family.

 

He is survived by his wife: Kay Frevert of Taylorville; children: Jenny Moats (Jim) of Taylorville, Trish Groeninger (Rick) of Auburn, and Andrew Frevert (Rachel) of Peoria, Arizona; grandchildren: Abby Moats, Faith Moats, Jordan Moats, Jereme Groeninger (Ashley), Hanah Klein (Donny), Kalynn Groeninger, Liliana Frevert, Amara Frevert, Lincoln Frevert, and Israel Frevert; great grandson: Bjorn Groeninger; and sister: Elaine Wick (Lee) of Alexandria, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters: Nancy Champion-Seppala and Jane VanRoekel.

 

A funeral service for Tom will be held at 10:00a.m. on Monday, March 12 in the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville with Rev. Becky Lembke officiating. Visitation will he held from 4 until 7p.m. on Sunday, March 11 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville and for one hour prior to the funeral in the church. Tom will be cremated following the funeral and inurnment will take place at a later date in the West Union Cemetery in Iowa. Memorials may be made to the Taylorville First United Methodist Church, the Tornado Wrestling Foundation, or Cancer Care Specialists in Decatur. Memories of Tom, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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William M. Perry

William M. Perry, 80 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:40 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on October 24, 1937 in Edinburg, IL the son of James W. and Grace (Minson) Perry. He married Jacklyn Pigg on July 7, 1958 in the First Baptist Church in Taylorville IL. Bill worked as a mainline operator at PPG in Mt. Zion.


Surviving are his wife, Jacklyn Perry of Taylorville; Children, Patrick Perry of Kirkwood, MO; Mark Perry of Owaneco, IL; Sue Ellen (Mark) Heil of Taylorville, IL; Lisa (Kevin) Bailey of Pawnee, IL; Ty Perry of Owaneco, IL; Grandchildren: Christina Lammers, Rachel Ford, Nathan Perry, Kurtis Heil, Garrett Perry, Kraig Heil, Amber Perry, Ryan Bailey, Jessica Bailey, Lexi Perry, Kaylee Heil, Kali, Travis, Jack, Tanner, Taylor and Carter Perry. Great-Grandchildren: Austin Ford, Jackson Ford, Cameron Heil, Cooper Heil and Kennedy Lammers; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: Harold and James Perry; Sisters: Melba Weaver, Vera Jones and Nadine VanDeveer Ella Mckinney.

 

Private family services will be held with Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.
Memorials may be made to Red Bland Little League or Taylorville Food Pantry or Senior Citizens Center.

 

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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John Scott Zini

John Scott Zini, 55 of Edinburg passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 10:04 p.m. at his residence in Edinburg. He was born on February 17, 1963 in Springfield, IL the Son of Harry J. and Nancy (Kris) Weiser Zini. He worked as a farmer and carpenter in the Edinburg Area.


Surviving are his Son: John Ethan Zini of Kincaid, IL; Parents: Harry (Gail) Zini of Pawnee, IL and Kris (Randy) Moore of Rochester, IL; Step Brother: Jeromy (Bobbi) Chevalier of Pawnee, IL; Step-sisters: Sharon (Dennis) Dowson of Auburn, IL; Angela (Dan) Janssen of Sherman, IL; Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents: John and Darline Zini; Philip and Vivian Weiser and his Sister: Kristill Bella.  


Graveside service will be held at a later date in Bethel Baptist Cemetery in rural Sharpsburg, IL.
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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Danny E Hill

Danny E. Hill, 64, of Taylorville passed away at 3:10p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 in his home.  He was born on May 30, 1953 in Marion, Illinois, the son of Bill and Doris (Monen) Hill.  Danny graduated from Marion High School and went on to join the US Marines.  Following his time in the service, he worked for many years at Firestone in Decatur and later for Macon Metal Products in Taylorville.  He married Mary Jo Orlandini on March 22, 2013 in Taylorville.  Danny had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed his time spent camping, fishing, and canoeing.  He loved his friends and animals, especially dogs.  
He is survived by his wife: Mary Jo Orlandini Hill of Taylorville; son: Ryan Hill (Elizabeth) of Mobile, Alabama; and granddaughters: Lauren Hill and Natalie Hill.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Mr. Hill will be cremated, and no services will be held at this time.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements.  Memories of Danny, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Dana C. Hawthorne

Dana Charles Hawthorne, 58, of Stonington passed away at 7:08a.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 in his home. He was born on May 15, 1959 in Saltville, Virginia, the son of Charles Walter “Bud” and Annie Ruth (Adams) Hawthorne. Dana graduated from Stonington High School in 1977 and worked at Monsanto in Stonington. He enjoyed collecting bicycles and was known for his care-free spirit and his ability to make people laugh.

 

Dana is survived by his mother: Annie Hawthorne of Taylorville; children: Samantha Farris and Josh Hawthorne both of Taylorville, Alisia Hawthorne of Lincoln, and Nathan Hawthorne of Stonington; grandchildren: Tyler Farris, Devin Farris, Jenna Farris, Aidan Donovan, and Ryann Hawthorne; brothers: Gary Lee Hawthorne (Shannon) of Springfield and Terry “Randy” Hawthorne (Nancy) of Chilhowie, Virginia; niece: Sarah Price; and nephew: Stephen Hawthorne. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

 

A funeral service for Dana will take place at 6:00p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Gerald McPhillips officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 until 6p.m. on Thursday. Following the funeral Dana will be cremated and inurnment will take place at a later date in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Dana, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Samuel McGuire

Samuel McGuire, 84 of Springfield formerly of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:01 p.m. at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. He was born on August 25, 1933 in Mina TWP, NY the Son of Samuel Joseph and Marie McGuire. He married Sylvia Nadai on November of 1953 and she preceded him in death on March 13, 2010. He was a retired executive from Sangamon Card Company.


Surviving are his Son: Mike (Carol) McGuire of Springfield, IL; Grandson: Thomas McGuire of Springfield, IL; Brothers: Robert McGuire of Cleveland, OH; Nephew and Niece: Danny and Patti McGuire. He was preceded in death by his Parents and his Wife.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. There will be no funeral service and inurnment will be held at a later date.


Memorials may be made to the wishes of 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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Vivian Marie Durbin

Vivian Marie Durbin, 74, of Morrisonville passed away at 5:00a.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Heritage Healthcare in Springfield.  She was born on November 15, 1943 in Palmer, the daughter of Clyde and Grace (Skinner) Durbin.  Vivian worked as a child care provider and caregiver for many years.  


She is survived by her daughter: Chrissy Schierer of Kincaid; grandson: Dylan Schierer of Kincaid; brothers: Carl Durbin (Pat) of Morrisonville, Frank Durbin (Carole) of Gillespie, Donald Durbin (Dorothy) of Palmyra, Ronald Durbin (Diana) of Gillespie; sisters: Mary Griffiths (John) of Morrisonville, Betty Biondolino and Donna Durbin both of Langleyville; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Glenn Durbin and Robert Durbin and sister-in-law: Carol Durbin.


Vivian will be cremated, and the family will host a celebration of her life at a later date.  Memorials in Vivian’s memory may be made to STL Cure Sarcoma, PO Box 300160, St. Louis, MO 63130.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Vivian, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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