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Franklin E. Ward

Franklin E. Ward, 80, of Nokomis, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 3:40 a.m. at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL. He was born on December 18, 1937 in East St. Louis, IL the Son of Walter Earl and Nellie Martha (Rhodes) Ward. He worked as a handy man for many years in the Nokomis area.

He is survived by his Sister: Delora Stolz of Mt. Auburn, IL; Several Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Aunts and Uncles.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be held in Tower Hill Cemetery in Tower Hill, IL.

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

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Kevin Dale LeVault

Kevin Dale LeVault, 58, of Stonington passed away at 11:23a.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville, Tennessee. He was born on July 5, 1959, the son of Howard Dale and Constance J. (Batty) LeVault. Kevin married Ann Winters on April 9, 2006 in Decatur. He retired from ADM in 2012 where he worked for 17 years. Kevin was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Music was a life-long passion of Kevin’s. He played drums in many area bands over the years as well as at both his church in Decatur and Joy Assembly in Stonington. Kevin served as the Stonington Village Treasurer for over 20 years. He also enjoyed playing golf and as part of the church league softball team. More than anything he adored his family and he loved spending time with them no matter what the activity was.

He is survived by his wife: Ann LeVault of Stonington; children: Tara Ramsey of Stonington, James LeVault (Kelsey) of Taylorville, John LeVault (Courtney) of Stonington, Tim LeVault (Kailey Talley) of Stonington, and Ashley LeVault (Kenney Hughes) of Stonington; step daughters: Ashley Ekiss (Ben) of Decatur, Lisa Tolbert (Nathan) of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Stephanie Rogahn (Atlee) of Assumption; grandchildren: Trey Ramsey, Madyson Irwin, Daniel Tolbert, Kendall Ramsey, Eli Tolbert, Warren Tolbert, Isabel Irwin, and Charlie Tolbert; brothers: David LeVault of Stonington and Mark LeVault (Debra) of Edinburg; mother-in-law: Marilyn Wattelet of Stonington; many nieces and nephews, and several “grand-dogs”. He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law: Kenneth Ramsey; and parents-in-law: Charles and Violet Winters and Richard Wattelet.

Funeral service for Kevin will be held at 11:00a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 650 N Wyckles Road, in Decatur with Pastors Chris Vieth and Randy Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7p.m. on Thursday at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville and one hour prior to the service in the church on Friday. Burial will be in the Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington. Memorials may be made to the Stonington Park District, Inter Church Council Food Pantry in Blue Mound, or the music ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Kevin, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Marie C. Ricci

Mrs. Marie C. Ricci, 98, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 3:47 am Friday, January 12, 2018 at Life’s Journey Health Care Center, Taylorville, IL. 


Marie was born in Delavan, IL September 19, 1919 the daughter of Otto and Verlie (Hall) Harrison.  She married Ceasar Ricci on June 26, 1943 in Springfield, IL.  Mr. Ricci preceded her in death June 6, 1988.


Mrs. Ricci was a very proud 50 plus year member of Davis Memorial Christian Church, Taylorville, IL.  Marie owned and operated Marie’s Beauty Shoppe  in Taylorville, IL for 52 years.  She also had belonged to: the Pinochle Club, the local Home Extension group, Christian County Senior Citizens, the evening bowling league at the Olde Bowl, and the Christian Women’s Fellowship at her church.

 

Surviving are 2 daughters Judy (Richard) Masterson, of Kincaid, IL Marianne (Danny) Adams of Taylorville, IL 1 son Robert (Kathy) Ricci of Taylorville, IL 4 grandchildren Michael (Amy) Masterson, Sr of Tovey, IL Susan (Greg) Duncan of Wyoming, OH., and Ricci Adams of Sunnyvale CA, Alisa Whitchurch of Taylorville, IL, along with great-grandchildren Jacob Masterson, Alina & Sarina Duncan.


Marie was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Anna Harrison, husband Ceasar, sister Ione VanGeison, brother Warren Harrison, Grandma Bertie Heberling, and a great-grandson Michael J. Masterson, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Davis Memorial Christian Church 1500 W. Franklin St. Taylorville, IL.  Rev. Bill Kerns will officiate.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm Friday, January 19, 2018 at Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

 

To those not able to attend, please visit her on-line obituary at www.mastersonfh.com  to leave condolences.  

Memorials in loving memory of Marie Ricci may be made to Davis Memorial Christian Church, 1500 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL or Christian County Senior Citizens Center at 701 W. Adams, Taylorville, IL 62568.  

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David Eugene Mann

David Eugene Mann, 77 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10:05 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on December 1, 1940 in Kincaid, IL the Son of George Willard and Lola Mae (Smith) Mann. He married Judith Westbrook on October 13, 1962 in Taylorville, IL. He worked as a coal miner at Peabody Mine #10 and he also worked for Bill Mann Builders. David was steadfast in Faith and family, he loved watching the Cubs especially the 2016 World championship. He valued his church family. Fishing and Golfing were two past times he enjoyed with his sons. His pride and joy are his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, supporting their interests and achievements gave him many years of fulfillment and happiness.

Surviving are his Wife: Judith Mann of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Scott (Jackie) Mann of Kincaid, IL; Steven (Tracey) Mann of Kincaid, IL; Daughters: Shauna (Kevin) Becker of Taylorville, IL; Anita (Ronald) Brown of Taylorville, IL; Tricia (Harold) Marburger of Taylorville, IL; Cherished niece: Debra Mann; Grandchildren Trenae (Brent) Smith; Heather (Kyle) Nizzio; Eric and Jason Handegan; Elizabeth (Jakob) Brown; Steven Mann Jr.; Austin and Bradlee Marburger; Step-Grandchildren: Jordan (Ross) Smith; Jamie Becker and Companion William Jones and Josh (Michelle) Becker; Great-Grandchildren: Monroe Nizzio, Edwin Smith; Step Great Grandchildren: Ethan Smith, Alisa Becker, Levi Jones and Grayson Smith; Brothers: Harold (Marian) Mann of Salina, KS; Bill (Joeline) Mann of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sister: Gloria Taylor, Brother: Shirley “Boots” Mann.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Kincaid Church of God with Pastor Jacob Skelton officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to Kincaid Church of God 120 Market St. Kincaid, IL 62540 or Taylorville Public Schools Foundation 512 W. Spresser St. Taylorville, IL 62568

 

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

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

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Phyllis Harty

Phyllis Harty, 82 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:56 a.m. at Decatur Medical Hospital in Decatur. She was born on June 23, 1935 in Mt. Auburn, IL the daughter of Harve and LouBelle (Dillon) Prior. She married Ruben Frank Harty on September 4, 1954 in Nahunta, GA.

Surviving are her Husband Ruben Harty of Mt. Auburn, IL; Daughter: Kelly Jo (Scott) Goodman of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Cody Long of Taylorville and Stacy Alfredson of Pekin, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Dalton Long of Taylorville, Amelia and Isabella Alfredson of Pekin, IL; Brother: Lloyd Prior of Taylorville, IL; Sister: Eileen Ealey of Cerro Gordo, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Son: Lyle Lee Harty, Sister-in-Law: Elaine Prior, Brother-in-Law: Irvin Ealey and Nephew: Roger Prior.

Private family services and inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

 

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

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Breanna Alyce Watkins

Breanna Alyce Watkins, 20, of Harvel, IL, passed away at 4:43 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

 

Breanna was born December 5, 1997 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Brenda (Molohon) Watkins and Tony Watkins. She has blessed her family’s lives since March of 1998 when she came to live with them.

 

Breanna was the definition of love. There was no one she met, that she did not love, and they too love her. Breanna was home schooled, and earned her high school diploma. She enjoyed listening to music, especially Josh Groban, and watching “I Love Lucy.” Most of all, Breanna loved to laugh, and always had a smile on her face.

 

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Donna Watkins formerly of Taylorville.

 

Breanna is survived by her mother, Brenda Watkins of Harvel, IL; father, Tony Watkins of Springfield, IL; siblings, Christopher (wife, Jennifer) Watkins of Effingham, IL, Curtis (wife, Ingrid) Watkins of Morrisonville, IL, Clinton (wife, Michelle) Watkins of Morrisonville, IL, Corey (wife, Kate) Watkins of Independence, MO, Daniel Watkins of Peoria, IL, and Kimberly Watkins of Harvel, IL; grandmother, Pastor Dorothy Isaacs of Divernon, IL; and six nieces and nephews, plus one on the way.

 

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 2:00 p.m. until the time of ceremony at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018 at South Side Church, 500 S. Illinois Ave., Litchfield, IL 62056, with Pastor Nathan Diveley, celebrant.

 

Cremation will follow the ceremonies.

 

Inurnment will be accorded at Morrisonville Cemetery, in Morrisonville, IL at a later date.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: The family of Breanna Alyce Watkins, c/o Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

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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Robert T. McKinnon, Sr.

Robert T. McKinnon, Sr., 82, of Taylorville, passed away at 3:42 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

 

Bob was born August 23, 1935 in Pana, IL, the son of L. Eugene “Chuck” and Frieda Marie (Davis) McKinnon. He married Barbara Ann Oller on December 16, 1961 at the Southern Baptist Church of Taylorville.

 

Bob graduated from Taylorville High School in 1954, and went on to earn his electrician’s certification from Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, IL. He would retire from the Norfolk Southern Railroad after over twenty years of service as an electrician. Bob was a member of Taylorville Christian Church, and a past member of the Taylorville Moose Lodge 1516. In his youth, he loved to golf, but fishing was his most passionate pastime.

 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Eric Charles McKinnon.

 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barb McKinnon of Taylorville, IL; son, Robert T. (wife, Cathy) McKinnon, Jr. of O’Fallon, MO; his grandson, Robert T. McKinnon III of O’Fallon, MO; sister, Evelyn Oller of Bedford, TX; brothers, Richard (wife, Penny) McKinnon of Molalla, OR, and Ronald (wife, Sandy) McKinnon of Watauga, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Pastor James Jones and Pastor Dick Wamsley as officiants.

 

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

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Vision Way Christian School, 1124 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568, or to the Taylorville Christian Church Expand Program, 1124 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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

 

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Louis R. Forbes

Louis Roland Forbes, 83 of Morrisonville passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:10 p.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. He was born on February 4, 1934 in Morrisonville, IL the Son of Roland and Clara (Millburg) Forbes. He married Delores Smith on June 7, 1972 in Carlinville, IL. Lou worked as a Coal miner at Peabody Mine #10 and he was a member of Morrisonville American Legion, St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville, United Mine Workers Association.

 

Surviving are his Wife: Delores Forbes of Morrisonville, IL; Sons: Joe Madiar of Monroe, LA; Daughters: Brenda (Chris) Cochran of Decatur, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Daughter Sheila Qualls, Son: Don Chris Madiar, Brother: Mel Forbes and Sister: Joyce Anderson.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 4:00 p.m. with Sr. Rose McKeown officiating and military honors will follow the funeral service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

 

Memorials may be made to the Morrisonville American Legion 607 Ricks St. Morrisonville, IL 62546

 

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

 

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James L Bradley II

James L. Bradley II, 30 of Taylorville formerly of Springfield passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:25 a.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on May 4, 1987 in Springfield, IL the Son of James and Mary Lee (Green) Bradley I. He worked as a flooring installer for Lowes.

 

Surviving are his Father: James Lowell Bradley I; Grandmother: Mary Elizabeth Green of Taylorville, IL; Sister: Teah Charles of Taylorville, IL; Aunt: Teresa (Don) Morgan of San Antonio, TX; Uncle Marty Green of Wichita Falls, TX; Nieces Kirsten (Christian) Nelson of Taylorville, IL; Erin Charles of Taylorville, IL; Several Cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his Mother Mary Lee Bradley, Uncle Ron Green and Grandfather: Lee Green.

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. There will be no 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.

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Susan K. Tracy

Susan K. Tracy, 63 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 5:45 a.m. at her residence in Mt. Auburn. She was born on August 1, 1954 in Decatur, IL the Daughter of Ashley and Mabel (Williams) Long. She married Steve Tracy on September 7, 1974 in the Mt. Auburn Methodist Church in Mt. Auburn. Susan was a member of the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ, AQHA and former member of the Mt. Auburn American Legion auxiliary and Mt. Auburn ATA auxiliary. She worked as the book keeper for Tracy Trucking Company in Mt. Auburn and was a homemaker. 
 
Surviving is her husband: Steve Tracy of Mt. Auburn; son: Benjamin (Michelle) Tracy of Blue Mound, IL; daughter: Jennifer (Dustin) Cruit of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Matthew and Harper Tracy; Dalton and Jade Cruit; sisters: Jane Long of Mt. Auburn, IL Barb (Doug) Blakey of Decatur, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, aunt and uncle: Duard and Helen Williams, and sister Karen Montgomery. 
 
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL.
 
Memorials may be made to her grandchildren’s college fund or the Sand Creek Conservation area horse trails C/O Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568
 
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com. 
 

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Margie Rose Orlandini

 
Margie Rose Orlandini, 74, of Taylorville passed away at 3:04 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  She was born on April 22, 1943 in Taylorville, the daughter of Hugo H. and Kathryn P. (Willman) Orlandini.  Margie worked many years at the Christian County Mental Health Association.  She enjoyed competing in Special Olympics, dancing, and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Illini sports.  
 
Margie is survived by her brother: Hugo H. Orlandini Jr. of Taylorville; sister: Mary Jo Hill (Danny) of Taylorville; and cousins: Donna Castelli and Natalie Smith (Bill) both of Taylorville, Nick Orlandini (Carol) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Diane Miller (Jack) of Springfield.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  
 
A funeral mass for Margie will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Fr. Chris Kurisadima officiating.  Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the mass Thursday in the church.  Inurnment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.  Memorials may be left to the Christian County Mental Health Association.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Margie, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.
 

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Joyce J. Waud

Joyce J. Waud, 79, of Taylorville passed away Dec. 23, 2017 at Evelyn House in Creve Coure Mo. with her family by her side.  She was born Apr. 18, 1938 the eldest daughter of Keith and Maxine Johnson. She married William J. Waud, June 4, 1960 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. Joyce received her nursing degree in 1959 from St. John’s School of Nursing.  She was employed as a surgical nurse for both St Johns Hospital and Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She also served as the President of the Association of Registered Nurses (AORN) for numerous years. In the mid 70’s, Joyce took a break from nursing, to be a stay at home mom and raise her children.  In 1985 she went back to work for the State of Illinois as an inspector and accreditor of hospital and nursing homes for the Dept. of Public Health, she did this until her retirement.

 

Joyce enjoyed spending time with her children, and grand children.  She loved animals of all types (especially her dogs), watching professional sports, and participated in many organizations and charities. she also loved Christmas, it was her favorite time of year, it wasn’t uncommon for her to decorate up to 7 Christmas trees in the home, for the holiday season.

 

Joyce is survived by her husband, William J. Waud Sr.,  son, William J. Waud Jr. (John McDermand) of Kincaid, Daughters, Tracy Marsh of Taylorville,  Jill Richards (Jerry) of St. Augustine Florida,  Carrie Behl (Arthur) of Taylorville, and  Tricia Waud of New Berlin.  Nine grand children, Chaning and Aundrea Marsh,  Gage, Jarrod, Darrian, and Jade Richards,  Zachary and Megan Behl,  Tayler Waud and four great grand children.  Sisters, Mary DeRose (Ralph) and Kris Seper (Dennis).  Cousins, Sharman Klinfelder, and Sheryl Sauer.  Sister in law, Judith Gardner (Dr. Jerry) and several niece and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, beloved Aunt Joyce and Uncle Bob Sauer and grandparents.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, December 30, 2017 at St. Rita Catholic Church in Kincaid, IL.  Deacon Jim Baxter and Fr. Chris will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour before services at the church. Burial will follow in Edinburg Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s School, Taylorville, IL – St’ John’s School of Nursing Springfield, IL or St. Judes Childrens hospital, Memphis, TN. Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Kincaid is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Charles R. Ferrill

Charles R. Ferrill, 66, of Morrisonville, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 10:10 a.m., at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

 

Charlie was born April 9, 1951 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Kenneth and Mary (Cummins) Ferrill. He married Pat Donaldson on December 4, 1971 at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville, IL.

 

Charlie graduated from Morrisonville High School in 1969, where he was the long-time, record holder for points, scoring 46, and rebounds, nabbing 38, in a single game. While in high school, he worked for Stewart’s IGA and Ward Contractors. Following high school, Charlie completed a technical degree at the United Electronics Institute in Louisville, KY. He then worked for Lowry Electronics in Chicago for six months, eventually leaving, because he missed the outdoors. Charlie returned home to be a full-time contractor at Ward Contractors. He would move on to partner with his father, and eventually become owner of Ferrill Builders until the time of his death.

 

Charlie was raised in the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, and attended St. Maurice Catholic Church with his family. He was a past president of the Morrisonville School Board and PMRA. He volunteered as a Little League coach for many years, and won the “God and Country” award as a boy scout. Charlie was a fun-loving, generous, family first friend to all. He enjoyed fireworks, impromptu road trips with Pat, mowing his baseball field, and tending to his goldfish pond. Charlie was an avid Chicago Cubs and Mohawk sports fan. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, and attending all of his grandchildren’s extracurricular events

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don Ferrill; nephew, Jeff Masters; and niece, Kim Maxell.

 

Charlie is survived by his wife, Pat Ferrill of Morrisonville, IL; daughter, Carrie Young of Decatur, IL; son, Mark (wife, Lela) Ferrill of Morrisonville, IL; grandsons, Jamie, Landon, and Isaac Ferrill, and Ben Young; granddaughters, Macie and Kendyl Ferrill; brothers, Rev. Jim (wife, Helen) Ferrill of Butler, IL, David (wife, Christina) Ferrill of Morrisonville, IL, and John (wife, Rose) Ferrill of Morrisonville, IL; sisters, Anita (husband, Dave) Gross of Decatur, IL, Pat (husband, Larry) Masters of Blue Mound, IL, and Kathy (husband, Keith) Vickers of Pawnee, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 217 at St. Maurice Catholic Church, 706 SE 4th St., Morrisonville, IL 62546 with Rev. Gerald Bunse, celebrant.

 

Interment will follow the funeral mass at St. Maurice Cemetery in Morrisonville, IL.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Morrisonville High School Sports Boosters, or PMRA.

 

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

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JoAnn Plopper

JoAnn Plopper, 75, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at her home.

 

JoAnn was born October 5, 1942 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Tony and Nellie (Cummings) Rockford. She married William M. Plopper October 19, 1963 in Morrisonville, IL.

 

JoAnn attended Taylorville High School, and then proudly served her country in the United States Army. She would then serve as the EMT Coordinator for Morrisonville Ambulance, as well as working as a CNA at Taylorville Care Center and St. Vincent’s Memorial Hospital for many years. JoAnn was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, where she was a member of the Faithful Friends. She was a past member of the Eagles Club in Taylorville. JoAnn was a dog lover, and enjoyed reading the bible daily. She also loved camping, spending time on facebook, and listening to the Bee Gee’s.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandson, Cody Plopper; her sisters, Carol Epperson and Linda Rockford; and her brother, Robert Rockford.

 

JoAnn is survived by her husband, William M. Plopper of Taylorville, IL; her children, William J. (wife, Terri) Plopper of Harristown, IL, Christina (husband, David) Ferrill of Morrisonville, IL, Michael (wife, Beth) Plopper of Palmer, IL, Lisa (husband, David) Niles of Waterville, NY, and Dusti (companion, Joseph Dickhaut) of New Baden, IL; fifteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

In accordance with JoAnn’s wishes, cremation will be accorded, and no public ceremonies will be held. Inurnment will be scheduled at a later date at Morrisonville Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

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John P. McAvoy, Sr.

John P. McAvoy Sr., 90 of Taylorville passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 24, 2017 in his home, surrounded by his loving children.  He was born on November 6, 1927 in Stonington, the son of John P. and Anna E. (O’Neill) McAvoy.  On June 11, 1951 he married Teresa G. Clark at St. Mary’s Church in Taylorville.  John was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  John was a Navy Veteran, serving during WWII.  In 2013, along with his son, John, he took part in a Land of Lincoln Honor Flight with his fellow veterans.  He retired as a machinist from Caterpillar.   John always kept very active, even in his retirement years.  John and Teresa worked for many years as tour guides for Classic Adventures, and later JD Transit, a job they truly loved.  John spent many hours volunteering for many organizations, including the Knights of Columbus and the VFW.  Throughout the years John has also worked as the Steward for the UAW hall in Decatur, club manager at the VFW, and as the Christian County Tax Assessor.  More than anything, John loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

 

John is survived by his sons: John McAvoy, Jr. of Chatham and Joe McAvoy of Taylorville; daughter: Jane Sim of Taylorville; 5 grandchildren: Amy Leverenz of Divernon, Lisa Rome of Ballwin, Missouri, Jessica McAvoy, Ashley McAvoy, and Ryan McAvoy all of Chatham; 4 great grandchildren: Aiden Rome of Ballwin, Missouri, Tayler Leverenz, Hannah Leverenz, and Molly Leverenz all of Divernon; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sisters: Sara Sebastian, Bea Young, and Mary Emerson.

 

A funeral mass for John will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Fr. Steve Arisman officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass in the church on Friday.  Burial, with military honors, will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Memorials may be made to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight or St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of John, or condolences to the family may be left at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Amiel "Moe" Matthew Bialas

Amiel “Moe” Matthew Bialas, 91 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 4:44 a.m. at his home in Taylorville surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 18, 1926 in Tovey, IL the Son of Antoni and Antonia (Kozseba) Bialas. Moe grew up in Tovey and graduated from Kincaid High School.  Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy, being stationed in California, a good deal of his time. He was a coal miner for Peabody Mine # 8 and 10.  Dad enjoyed fishing, bowling, gaming, growing, canning vegetables and socializing in Local Establishments. He collected coins and stamps and was an avid Cubs fan.  Go Cubbies!  He enjoyed boating, football and baseball games. He loved Puzzles. While in high school, he played basketball, was on the debate team and the staff of the yearbook.
Surviving are his Sons: Bret (Sandie) Bialas of Taylorville, IL; Bart and (Martha) Bialas of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Sherry (Robert) Cherry of Bird City, KS, Kathleen Bialas of Taylorville, IL; six Grandchildren; Four Great-Grandchildren; Brother: Eddie Bialas of Taylorville, IL; Sister: Rose Coady of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brother: John Bialas and Nephew: Dan Bialas.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 3:00 p.m. with the honorable Mayor Bruce Barry officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children 4400 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110

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

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Lloyd "Bubs" Best

Lloyd “Bubs” Best, 94 of Springfield formerly of Edinburg passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on May 13, 1923 in Gillespie, IL the Son of Walter H. and Vura (Phipps) Best. He married Mardell Emmings on October 26, 1947 in Springfield, IL. He worked as an agent and Telegrapher for the B&O Railroad in Edinburg and Taylorville. He served in the United States Army during WWII in the 18th Airborne in the Battle of the Bulge.
Surviving are his Wife Mardell Best of Springfield, IL; Son: Lee (Karen) Best of Decatur, IL; Daughter: Lynn (Tim) Connelly of Glenarm, IL; Grandchildren: Christine (Zach) Britton, Heather (Joe) Sawyer, Shannon Connelly and Brian Connelly; Great-Grandchildren: Rachel, Rylee, Eli, Jacob, Trenton, Camden; two Nieces and Several Cousins.  He was preceded in death by his Parents and Sister: Rosemary Bard.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be held in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, with military graveside honors.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Home of Springfield 3306 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62703 

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

Carroll Leroy Law, 78 of Owaneco passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11:52 a.m. at his residence in Owaneco. He was born on January 10, 1939 in Lakewood, IL the Son of Herbert and Edith (Askins) Law. He married Connie Hodge on June 27, 1965 in Taylorville and she preceded him in death on December 23, 1980; he then married Lorretta Teter-Ostermeier on March 5, 1983 in Owaneco, IL. He retired as a paper maker at Georgia Pacific after 27 years after he served in the United States Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Carroll belonged to the Liars Coffee Club of Owaneco and he was an avid Cardinal and Illini Fan. 
 
Surviving are his Wife: Lorretta Law of Owaneco, IL; Daughters: Lisa Merrifield of Rosemond, IL; Son: David (Lori) Law of Taylorville, IL Step-Children: Teresa Wright of Taylorville, IL; Terry (Michelle) Ostermeier of Taylorville, IL, Travis (Angie) Ostermeier of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Brittany Conard, Ethan Law, Erik Merrifield, Lauren Merrifield, Renate Wright, Sid Wright, Alex Ostermeier, Tatum Ostermeier, Justin Ostermeier and Karlee Meek; Great Grandchildren: Madilyn, Liam, Rylan, Abe, Beau, Owen, Rory, Olivia, Rhett and Mason; Brother: Duane Law of Pana, IL; Steven (Nancy) Law of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, First Wife Connie, Sister Marilyn Warren, Special Brother and Sister-in-Law Jeanne and Rick Jackson. 
 
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Chaplain Jack Moss officiating. Burial will be held in Owaneco Cemetery in Owaneco, with military honors.
 
Memorials may be made to the Cure HHT Foundation P.O. Box 329 Monkton, MD or Christian County Senior Citizens 701 W. Adams St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Quad County Hospice 1 Huber St. Pana, IL 62557.
 
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
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Thomas "Tommy" A. Huston, Sr.

Thomas (Tommy) A. Huston Sr., 91 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017
at 1:25 p.m. at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Taylorville. He was born on August 10, 1926 in
Stonington, IL the Son of William and Christina (Durbin) Huston. He married Pauline C. Dowdy on November 18, 1950 in Palmer, IL and she preceded him in death on December 22, 1983 and then he married Arlene Lehmann LaRue and she also preceded him in death. He retired from the United States Navy in 1964 after 20 years of service. He later retired from Northside Veterinary Clinic in Taylorville.


Surviving are his Sons: Michael (Ginger) Huston of Kila, MT; Thomas (Donna) Huston Jr. of
Edinburg, IL; Daughters: Deborah (Robert) Williamson of Edinburg, IL; Connie Parks of
Coffeen , IL; Eleven Grandchildren : Michael Huston Jr., Matthew Huston, Randall Huston,
Sherri Sanders, Carrie Gorden, Richard Bingham, Stephanie Leseure, Derrick Williamson,
Robert Williamson, Taylor Williamson, and Crystal Graves, twenty-five Great-Grandchild ren,
and one great-great-grandchild ; Sister: Irene Myers of Moweaqua, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews
and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, both wives, Brothers: Kenneth, William
and Donald Huston.


Thomas loved to dance and he loved to play basketball. He was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan
and was ecstatic that he was able to watch their World Series win. He loved to travel, spend time
with family and watch the Cubs’ games. He will be remembered for his love for his family, his
ability to make people laugh, and his fun-loving ways.


It was Thomas’s wishes to be cremated and have no services. Inurnment will be held at a later
date in Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL.


Memorials may be made to the VFW Post #4495 515 N. West Ave. Taylorville, IL 62568.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Billie Ann Houghland

Billie Ann Houghland, 64 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:55 p.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL. She was born on April 15, 1953 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of William and Jean (Flor) Karmazinas.
Surviving are her Daughter: Stacey Perez of Bulpitt, IL; Granddaughter: Alyson Perdue of Bulpitt, IL; Sister: Vicki Belsher of Florida; Brother: Carl Sciarini of Taylorville, IL; Nieces: Jean Ann Oller of Taylorville, IL; Casaundra Neff of Springfield, IL; Makenzie Oller of Taylorville, IL and Several Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents and her Niece Jamie Lynn Belsher.
There will be a celebration of life at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Center of Decatur C/O the First National Bank of Pana 600 W. Spresser St. Taylorville, IL 62568  
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Bill G. Olenski

Bill G. Olenski, 83, passed away at 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on October 9, 1934 in Kincaid, the son of Zygmunt and Sophie (Truskowski) Olenski. He married Billie J Yost on June 23, 1962 in Pawnee. Bill retired from the FBI in Springfield after 39 years of service. Over the years he enjoyed gardening, yard work, and could repair anything. Above all he was a devoted grandfather.

He is survived by his wife: Billie J. Olenski; son: Robert G. Olenski (Karen); daughter: Kristi Olenski (Mark Gesell); grandchildren: Ryan Olenski, Brentyn Olenski, Arynne Olenski, Roman Olenski-Gesell, and Asher Olenski-Gesell; niece: Shauna Beeman-Kalaskie (Mike); and 2 great nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandchild: Ashton Olenski; and sister: Judy Beeman.

Mr. Olenski will be cremated and a private family memorial service will be held at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation in his name. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Bill, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Marlena "Marlene" Rose Gartshore

Marlena “Marlene” Rose Gartshore, 69 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:05 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on February 18, 1948 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of George and Marcella (Durbin) Bresh. Marlene retired from diet workshop and Walmart.

Surviving are her Daughters: Jeana Lynn (Steven) Lomprez of Taylorville, IL; Tina Marie (Brad) Chamness of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: April Barker, Jesse Barker, Alex Bunting, Ben Lomprez- Thompson, Alyssa Bunting; Sister: Georgianna (Jerry) Pagliai of Bulpit, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents and her Sisters: Shirley Tarrant and Mary Bresh.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Graveside service starting at 3:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Eric and Rev. Jennifer Stilwell officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to The Shriners Hospital for Children 4400 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO. 63110.

 

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Agnes "Aggie" Meyer

Agnes “Aggie” Meyer of Taylorville died peacefully at her home at Hickory Estates on Monday, December 18, 2017, at the age of 86. Her passing was the end of a long struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

 

Aggie and her twin sister Celi were born on March 22, 1931 to John and Mary DeClerk in Assumption, Illinois. She Married John E. Meyer on January 21, 1951, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, and he preceded her in death on July 17, 1993. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Mark Peters of Taylorville. Aggie’s memory will live on in her beloved grandchildren Douglas (Amy) Peters of Shelbyville, Illinois, and Laura (Rick) Leh of Alton, Illinois as well as her great grandchildren Kolby and Kamden Peters and Devyn Leh.

 

Her surviving siblings are brothers: Charles DeClerk and Bernard (Ida) DeClerk of Stonington, Illinois; sisters: Mary Margaret Morrison of Pueblo West, Colorado, Nora (Byron) Peters, and Fran (Fred) McKinnon of Taylorville, Illinois. She also is survived by 116 nieces and nephews. Aggie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Connie DeClerck and Jack DeClerck, and her beloved twin sister Cecilia “Celi” Sutton.

 

Aggie worked as a keypunch supervisor of the Illinois State Police for 35 years. After retiring from the state of Illinois in 1985, she began her retail career on the Taylorville square, first at Graham Crackers children’s clothing store, followed by Heslovs Boutique, and finally at the Dollar General store. She loved working retail and always had a smile for her customers.

 

Aggies greatest love was her large family and especially for her grandchildren. She loved cooking and baking goodies for all of them.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, Illinois. Burial will follow at Glen

Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville.

 

Memorials may be made to the Christian County Senior Citizens 701 W. Adams St. Taylorville, Illinois 62568, Memorial Home Services-Hospice 720 North Bond Street, Springfield, Illinois 62702, or Dr. Perlmutter Parkinsons Research Washington University School of Medicine 660 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110.

 

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Bruce Scanland

Bruce Scanland, 77 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:10 a.m. at Shelbyville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Shelbyville. He was born on July 26, 1940 in Concordia, KS the Son of Alden T. and Pauline (Hinson) Scanland. He married Janet Tankersley on January 22, 1972 in Taylorville, IL. He worked as a salesman for agricultural products and he was a 32nd degree Master Mason. Bruce was a member of Mound Lodge #122 AF & AM and the First United Methodist Church both in Taylorville. He was a veteran of the United States Army, served in the United States White House during Vietnam.

Surviving are his Wife: Janet Scanland of Taylorville; Daughters: Abigail (Randy) Mueller of Maryland Heights, MO; Beth (Carl) Niemann of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: David, Asher, Jude and Finn Niemann; Wesley and Madeline Mueller; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents and Nephew Scott McCabe.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Inurnment will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, with military honors.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church 200 S. Walnut St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Taylorville Public Library 121 W. Vine St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Vision Way Christian School 1124 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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Ruth E. Fore

Ruth E. Fore, 93, of Springfield, formerly of Taylorville, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

 

Ruth was born February 28, 1924 at home in rural Christian County, IL, the daughter of Charles and Emma (Jackson) McConnell. She married Marvin Fore on August 16, 1942 in Missouri. He preceded her in death on August 30, 1974.

 

Ruth was a homemaker, taking great pride in raising her children. She was fun, loyal, and always showed her family unconditional love. She also worked for the State of Illinois in the Department of Revenue, and for Steele Drugs in Taylorville. Ruth enjoyed reading, dancing, and crossword puzzles. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, playing cards and dice with them.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Ronald Fore, who passed away December 10, 2017; and siblings, Helen Larimore, Hilda Hibbetts, Hazel Babbs, Raymond McConnell, and Donald McConnell.

 

Ruth is survived by her children, Joyce (husband, Rich) Ciaglia of Westchester, IL, Gary (wife, Colleen) Fore of Parrish, FL, Karen (husband, Bill) Paris of Springfield, IL, Patricia Masten of Taylorville, IL, and Roger (wife, T Le) Fore of Granite City, IL; eleven grandchildren; many great grandchildren; brother, Robert McConnell of Sharpsburg, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Pastor James Jones, officiant.

 

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

 

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Ronald Peter Monge

Ronald Peter Monge, 79, of Taylorville passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.   He was born on April 29, 1938 in Taylorville, the son of John and Catherine (Bellino) Monge. Ron married Barbara Braat on August 20, 1966 at St. Mary’s Church in Taylorville. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1960 and in 1963 received his Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois. Ron taught building trades and industrial arts classes in Taylorville for over 35 years and was known by his students as “Chief-O”. Through Chief-O’s teaching and leadership, he instilled life-long skills and work ethic in the many students he taught throughout the years. He also spent many years as a football and track coach in Taylorville. Ron was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Carpenter’s Union, TPA, and a social member of the Kincaid American Legion. In his free time Ron enjoyed fishing, gardening, and woodworking, especially building wooden toys for his grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his wife: Barbara Monge of Taylorville; daughters: Virginia “Ginny” Monge (Deane Walker) of Concord, California, and Carol Lee Sain (Shon) of Wilmington, Delaware; grandchildren: Bailey Sain, Alex Walker, Jack Walker, and Lily Sain; siblings: Elizabeth Lisak of Itasca, Illinois and Julio Monge of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: John, Margaret, Lillian, and Donald Monge.

Funeral Mass for Ron will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz and Fr. Mariadas Chatla officiating. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 5 until 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church. A prayer service will be held at 4:45 p.m., prior to the visitation on Thursday. The family would like to invite Chief-O’s former building trades boys to serve as Honorary Pallbearers for his service. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church, St. Mary’s School, or the American Heart Association. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Jon F. Johnson

Jon F. Johnson, 50 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:28 a.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on August 2, 1967 in Springfield, IL the Son of Jimmie and Andrea (Guidotti) Johnson. Jon worked as a parts man at Bob Ridings in Taylorville for several years.
 
Surviving are his father and step-mother Jimmie (Pam) Johnson of Taylorville, IL; Step-Brother: Kirk (Jocelyn) Kerney of Carbondale, IL; Step- Sisters: Kerry (Joe) Curvey of Taylorville, IL; Kimberly (Jim) Blakley of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Mother. 
 
It was Jon’s wishes to be cremated and have no services, 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. 
 
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David Lavern Ackerman

David Lavern Ackerman, 84 of Edinburg, IL passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 4, 1933 in Cuba, MO the son of Walter and Elva (Cary) Ackerman. He married Gayla May Harter on April 30, 1955 in Taylorville, IL, they were later divorced. David served in the United States Army during the Korean war. He was a member of Edinburg First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his sons: Leroy (Linda) Ackerman of Taylorville, IL, Bill Ackerman of Collinsville, OK, and Danny Ackerman of Taylorville, IL; daughter: Sharon Casteel (Judy Erley) of Springfield, IL; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; and Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Edward Ackerman; and brother: Jim Ackerman.

It was David’s wishes to donate his body to science, there will be no services and an inurnment will be held at a later date.

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Wayne R. Mahan

Wayne R. Mahan, 89 of Taylorville passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:25 a.m. at Heritage Health Care Center in Pana, IL. He was born on December 15, 1927 in Herrick, IL the Son of Otis D. and Cleo I. (Durbin) Mahan. He married Dolores H. Turvey on November 19, 1950 in Taylorville, IL. He worked as a Postal Clerk and was a member of the VFW Post #4495 Taylorville and the American Postal Workers Union. Wayne was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the 11th Airborne. Wayne was an avid bowler and golfer and loved being outdoors and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his Sons: Gregory (Barbara) Mahan of Taylorville, William (Karen) Mahan of Taylorville, David Mahan and companion Gloria Sheedy of Taylorville, Evan (Donna) Mahan of Taylorville; Daughters: Maureen Curry of Taylorville, Myra Moffitt and fiance Jeff Boaden of Edinburg, Michelle (Clete) Edwards of Taylorville; Grandchildren: Clint (Kristin) Mahan of St. Louis, MO, Ryan (Eva) Mahan of Springfield, IL, Luke (Laura) Mahan of Libertyville, IL, Kedra (Aaron) Schuster of Highland, IL, Daniel Mahan of Nashville, TN, Kelly (Aaron) Johnston of Nokomis, IL, Lauren Mahan of Taylorville, IL, Jordan (Alex) Siempelkamp of Taylorville, Karri Orrison of Shelbyville, IL, Andrew Mahan of Kincaid, IL, Adam Mahan of Pawnee, IL, Erica and Emily Edwards of Taylorville, IL, Trent Boaden of Litchfield, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Nolan, Noah, Owen, April, Ellie, Reese, Tage, Leni, Layne, McKynlee, Mia, Madalyn, Annee Jo; Brother: Leon (Hope) Mahan of Chatham, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Clay Mahan, son-in-law Gregory Curry, brothers: Russell Mahan, Keith Mahan, and Daniel “Danny” Mahan.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Jim Wolfe officiating. Burial will be held in Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with military honors.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Post #72, VFW Post 4495 or Taylorville Evangelical Free Church.

 

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JoAnn Christian Lacey

JoAnn Christian Lacey was born in Taylorville, Illinois on March 13, 1935 to June Hallie Pounds Christian and John Henry Christian. She graduated High School from the last class to graduate from the Palme, Illinois High School in 1953. Thereafter she attended Brown’s Business College. She used her education to begin working in Decatur, Illinois. It was in Decatur that she found and married the love of her life, Francis Neil Lacey. They were married after a whirlwind romance on February 18, 1957 in Hernando, Mississippi. They enjoyed a magnificent 61 years of marriage.

They purchased their service station in Palmer, Illinois shortly after their marriage which they owned and operated for well over 40 years. During these 40 plus years she continued her education by graduating from the School of Cosmetology in Springfield, Illinois and drove a school bus for the Morrisonville School District for 22 years. JoAnn and Francis had retired and made their home in Livingston, TN for the last few years.

JoAnn and Francis raised 3 children that all graduated from college due to their parent’s support. Their oldest child, Cynthia Kay South lives with her husband Gary Lee South in Jonesville, South Carolina. Cindy’s two children Jason and Dustin Tull also live in South Carolina. Jason and wife Dawn have two children, Danielle and Leonna. Dustin and his wife Lacey have two children Hailin and Caden. Their second child, Brian Scott Lacey and his wife live in Fort Collins, Colorado where Brian has worked for Country Financial since 1991 and his wife Jodi works as an executive secretary for the District Attorney. Their 3 children Chance and Addison are continuing their education currently. Brianna is a nurse at Anschutz hospital in Aurora, CO. The youngest, Bradley Neil Lacey lives with his wife Sheila in Livingston, Tennessee after Brad retired from the Illinois State Police as a commander in District 13 & 22 for over 26 years.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her mother and father as well as two brothers, John Laverne Christian and Jerry Richard Christian. She is survived by her husband, Francis Lacey. Her surviving siblings are Judy Lairson of Palmer, Jane Voss of Raymond and Jack Christian of Morrisonville.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 4:00 –8:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Chad Foster officiating. Burial will be held in Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL. 

 

Memorials may be made to the Leslie-Reddick American Legion Post #721 607 Ricks St. Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

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Patsy Ward

Patsy Ward, 79 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 3:09 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. She was born on July 3, 1938 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Lawrence Davis and Frances Fesser. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville and she worked as an RN at Taylorville Memorial Hospital and Taylorville Home Health Services.

Surviving are her Sons: Rick Ward of St. Paul, MN; Jay (Rhonda) Ward of Hillsboro, IL; Daughter: Kami (Bryan) Payne of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Megan (Wes) Diefendorf of Macon, IL; Arika Ward of St. Louis, MO; Keegan Ward of Taylorville, IL; Shane Lucas of Taylorville, IL; Tristan Payne of Charleston, IL; Tyler (Katie) Payne of Sherman, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Anna Ward of Macon, IL; Addison Czerwonka of Macon, IL; Audrey Diefendorf of Macon, IL; Carter Shick of Charleston, IL; Ava and Emma Payne of Sherman, IL; Lilah Payne of Sherman, IL; Brother: Lawrence (Velma) Davis Jr. of Jeisyville, IL; Brother-in-Law: Bob Woods of Rockford, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents and Sisters: Charlotte Woods and Karen Frazier.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Memorial service starting at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Christian County Animal Control 300 S. Baughman Rd.

Taylorville, IL 62568

 

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Robert D Hancock, Sr.

Robert D. Hancock, Sr., 76, of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 1:59 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at his residence.

 

Bob was born September 15, 1941 in Morrisonville, IL, the son of Loy Pope and Ida Maude (Plopper) Hancock.

 

Bob attended Morrisonville High School, and went on to manage the Shell Service Station in Morrisonville, and later own the Mobil Service Station in Morrisonville. He would also retire from Spartech Plastics in Taylorville after twenty-five years of service. Bob was an avid outdoorsman, who loved fishing, hunting, and mushroom hunting. He greatly enjoyed history, especially Civil War history, watching westerns, and collecting owls and Elvis memorabilia.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and companion of many years, Diane L. Ward.

 

Bob is survived by his children, Valerie (husband, David) Vickers of Morrisonville, IL, Robert (wife, Shannon) Hancock, Jr. of Tennessee, Melissa Krotz of Florida, and Bonnie Taylor of Sycamore, IL; grandchildren, Joshua Mann Hancock of Tennessee, Cory Vickers of Taylorville, IL, Casey (wife, Kayla) Vickers of Taylorville, IL, Aubrey Vickers of Morrisonville, IL, Shane Hart of Florida, Ashlee (husband, George) Wilson of Springfield, IL, Sean (wife, Sara) Rodden of Taylorville, IL, Amanda (husband, Juan) Rodden of Naperville, IL; great grandchildren, Aliiyah, Juan, Jr., Reese, Benson, and Eddrill; sisters, Rosie Mayer of Decatur, IL, and Becky Crawford of Taylorville, IL; Diane L. Ward’s children, Diane (husband, Tommy) Blessent, Debbie (husband, Harold) Turner, Jack Terrill, and Gladys Terrill; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

Cremation will be accorded following the visitation.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

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William E. Stuart

William E. Stuart, 65 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8:24 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on September 3, 1952 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Junior Elwood and Julia Ellen (Hobbs) Stuart. He married Shirley Milburn on February 1, 1986 in Niantic, IL. William “Prairie Dog” worked at Caterpillar retiring as a Crane Operator. He was a member of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, Varmint Hunter, National Wild Turkey Federation, Coyote Slayer, Kedron Lodge #340 AF & AM in Mt. Auburn, IL, Ansar Shrine, Warrensburg Sportsman’s Club, 1000 and 1500 yard club, Classic Car Enthusiast and the FS Coffee Club.

Surviving are his Wife: Shirley Stuart of Mt. Auburn, IL; Son: Brent Milburn of Mt. Auburn; Daughter: Tracy (Jason) Elam of Mt. Auburn, IL; Grandchildren: Haley, Riley and Madilyn Elam; Mother: Julia “Jute” Stuart of Taylorville, IL; Sister-in-Law: Marilyn Stuart; Nieces: Karen (Dean) Beck, Rachel (Sam) Peabody and his Beloved Dog: Bugsy. He was preceded in death by his Dad and his Brother: Steve Stuart.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at Mt. Auburn Christian Church in Mt. Auburn with Memorial service starting at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dan Armstrong officiating. Inurnment will be held at Grove City Cemetery in Grove City, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Auburn Christian Church 128 W. Church St. Mt. Auburn, IL 62547.

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James William Lawyer

James William Lawyer, 75 of Taylorville entered the gates of heaven on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 1:00 a.m. at Heritage Health Care Center in Springfield. He was born on April 6, 1942 in the old St. Vincent Hospital in Taylorville, IL the Son of Bill and Ruby (Irwin) Lawyer. He married Janet Shuck on April 16, 1961 in the Mt. Pleasant Church of God in Assumption, IL. In his younger days he worked for Bulpit’s furniture, circle steel and the Taylorville Golf Course. He retired from the C & IM railroad in Springfield after 42 years of service.

 

Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, car races, the St. Louis Cardinals, and he had a love for football. He played football in his high school years and then went on to volunteer his time coaching the original JFL Bears team. He taught his grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren the skill of football. Jim was also their biggest fan on and off the field. Jim loved his great-Grandchildren, grandchildren and children but his biggest love was for his sweetie Janet. He loved with all his heart. He was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church in Pana. In his earlier walk with Jesus Jim taught a bible study in his home and at work. He loved to tell the others about Jesusand share how God changed his life.

 

Surviving are his Wife: Janet Lawyer of Taylorville, IL; Son: Doug (Lisa) Lawyer of Rogers, AR; Daughters: Terri (Jeff) Nolen of Stonington, IL; Rhonda (Paul) Moma of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Bradly (Jennifer) Heimsness of Taylorville, Brandon Heimsness of Springfield, Daniel (Brooke) Nolen of Moweaqua, Kaitlyn (Alex) Norris of Palmer, Corinne and Colbey Lawyer of Rogers, AR; Great-Grandchildren: Blake, Tyler, Kamren, Kyleigh, Kenzley and Bentley Heimsness; Elijah and Wyatt Nolen, Noah Norris and Izabella Lawyer; Sisters: Sandra (Nick) Ward of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brother: Richard Lawyer and Nephew Adam Ward.

 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church in Pana, IL with Pastor Herb Hubbard officiating. Burial will be held in Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church P.O. Box 136 Pana, IL 62557 or Tornado Alley Turf Campaign please make checks to the Quarterback Club C/O Taylorville High School 815 W. Springfield Rd. Taylorville, IL 62568

 

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Jean S. Boch

Jean S. Boch (aka Mama Jean), 88, of Taylorville, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

Jean was born May 25th 1929 in Moweaqua, IL. She was a long time resident of Taylorville, IL. She worked for many years as a care giver for Hands Across Illinois, retiring in 2002. Other places of employment include: Malloy’s, Midway Tavern, and T&C Lounge. Jean was also the lead vocalist for the Edinburg Opera House Band, as well as, Jeanie and the Boys (band). In addition, she was a Senior Regent of the Taylorville Moose Lodge Post 1516.


Jean was devoted to her family and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She had a tremendous love for music. Jean was a talented vocalist and pianist. She also enjoyed reading, crafting, puzzle solving, cooking, bingo, and playing Yahtzee and poker with her friends and family.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents: Naomi and Robert McQuality; her son: James G. Tirpak; her niece: Linda Allen; two sisters and four brothers; three great grandchildren; and son-in-law: Terry Ostermeier.

She is survived by her children: Andrea (Dale) Smith of Riverton, IL., Michael (Linda) Tirpak of Cerro Gordo, IL., Steven (Diane) Tirpak of Leroy, IL., Shirley Ostermeier of Taylorville, IL., SuAnn (Arnold) Tullis of Virginia, IL., Richard (Michel) Thompson of Daytona, FL., 20 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.

All whom loved her dearly will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm, humorous personality, and beautiful voice.

There will be a public visitation held on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 from 4 - 7 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home, 302 W. Poplar St. Taylorville, IL. As Jean would say, “The more the merrier.” In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boch Family, c/o McClure Funeral Home. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.


 

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Genevieve Adkins

Genevieve Adkins, 91, of Ohlman, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. at Nokomis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nokomis. She was born on November 19, 1926 in Lakewood Township, IL. The Daughter of Edward and Olka (Trout) Phegley. She married Roy Adkins on June 4, 1950 in Lakewood, IL.

She is survived by her Husband: Roy Adkins of Ohlman, IL; Sons: Gary Phegley of Hillsboro, IL; Terry Adkins and companion Judy Voss of Ohlman, IL; Dan (Anna) Adkins of Nokomis, IL; Daughter: Patty (John) Vedder of Nokomis, IL; Grandchildren: John (Heather) Vedder, Pixie (Jamie) Vieweg, Bobby (Melissa) Vedder, Leslie (Larry) Farris, Brent Adkins, Amanda (Mike) Thompson, William Adkins; Great-Grandchildren Nichole and Chase Vieweg; Kadyn, Gage and Nora Vedder; Bailey and Cody Ferris; Sisters: Vida Hayward; Merle (Don) Hymes; Ruby Prater all of Shelbyville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Brothers: Lennel, Max, Clem, Merlin and Earl Phegley and Sister: Alta McKittrick.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis. Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Nokomis with Pastor Bert Eickhoff officiating. Burial will be held in Ohlman Cemetery in Ohlman, IL

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice

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Martha Alice Hays

Martha Alice Hays, 79 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 10:40 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on July 25, 1938 in Pana, IL the daughter of Verne and Pauline (Enlow) Weekly. He married Edward Earl Hays on July 25, 1959 in Tower Hill, IL. Martha worked for the Taylorville School District and was a member of the Taylorville Christian Church.

Surviving are her Husband: Edward Hays of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Brian (Rita) Hays of Cayuga, IN; Mark (Deb) Hays of Hume, IL; Jimmy (Sarah) Hays of Springfield, IL; Grandchildren: Grant, Brian Michael, Brittany, Breanna, Brady, Jodie, Mindy, Paul, Whitney, Hillary, Amber, Eriq, Aleah, Alex, Alexis and Andrew; sixteen Great-Grandchildren; Sisters: Debbie (David) Pope of Tower Hill, IL; Elsie (Jerry) Hall of Tower Hill, IL; Brothers: Wesley (Kathy) Weekly of Tower Hill, IL; Ronald Patient of Dixon, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Sons: Edward Earl Hays and Laurence Dean Hays; grandson: James Hays Jr., Great Granddaughter: Brynslee Edwards and Sister: Ginny Benett.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor James Jones officiating. Burial will be held in Tower Hill Cemetery in Tower Hill, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

 

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Vickie Jump

Vickie Jump, 65 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 4:27 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on February 23, 1952 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Johnie and Roberta (Lass) Isbell. She married Terry Long in 1968 and they were divorced. She then married Charlie Jump on September 12, 1986 in Taylorville.

Surviving are her Husband: Charlie Jump of Taylorville, IL; Son: Jason Long of Stonington, IL; Daughter: Melinda (A.J.) McKinney of Taylorville, IL; Step-Daughter: Vaydra Jump of Blue Springs, MO; Grandchildren: Sheryce Long, Kyler Mink, Quentin Long, Millenia Mink, Erin Long, Keeley Mink, Jaron Mink and Brayden Jump; Great-Granddaughter: Aubrey Flannell; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents and herBrother: Johnnie Byron Isbell.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Memorial service starting at 6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. 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

 

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Edith Mae Rever

Edith Mae Rever, 77, of Assumption, died December 3, 2017 in Prairie Rose Health Care Center, Pana, IL.

 

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Assumption, IL. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption, IL. A prayer service will follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Assumption, IL. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Edith was born January 29, 1940 in Brownstown, IL, the daughter of Cloyce and Ruth (Baughman) Gatewood. She married James Walters, he preceded her in death. She later married Thomas E. Rever February 14, 1992 in Assumption, IL. He preceded her in death February 9, 2015.

 

Edith was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Mary’s Altar Society. She was retired as a cook from Kemmerer Village.

 

Surviving are her daughters: Monica (Dennis) Christian of Tower Hill, IL, Marla (Shawn) Stover of Arizona, Susan Brown of Tennessee, and Gina Walters of Humboldt, IL; seven grandchildren: two great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Dorothy) Gatewood of Kentucky and cousin, Kay Estes of Pana, IL.

 

Preceding her in death are her husbands, parents, one brother and one sister.

 

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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Floyd Boyd

Floyd Boyd, 67, of Nokomis passed away at 8:16 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in his home. He was born in Newton County, Texas, the son of Horace and Ruby (Rosenbaum) Boyd. He married Dorothy Gabriel on June 28, 2010 in Taylorville. Floyd excelled in his career as a boilermaker. Following his retirement, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the great outdoors and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He especially cherished the time spent with his granddaughter AJ.

He is survived by his wife: Dorothy “Dot” Boyd; son: Richie (Tracie) Boyd; daughter: Kim (Mark) Middleton; stepson: George (Kendra) Spallinger II; 9 grandchildren; brothers: Tom (Cynthia) Boyd, Carl Reed (Sandy) Boyd, and John Boyd; sisters: Lorraine (Melvin) Green, Florence Heard, Dorothy Ann (Tom) Link, Rosalie (Benton) Hamilton, and Joyce (John) Nichols; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Nathan Boyd, Edward Boyd, and Henry Boyd.

Floyd will be cremated, and the family will host a celebration of his life in the spring. 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 Floyd, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Charles R. Hohenstein

Charles R. Hohenstein of South Bend, Indiana passed away November 30, 2017 in South Bend. He was born July 20, 1955 in Taylorville, IL the son of Ronald E. Hohenstein and Dorothy F. Hohenstein. Charles graduated from Mt. Auburn High School with the class of 1973, and held degrees from Illinois Wesleyan, Chicago Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Notre Dame having taught humanities at Notre Dame.

 

Surviving are his brother Kenneth Hohenstein and his wife Helen of Mt. Auburn and sisters: Phyllis Dorn and husband Larry of Ankeny, Iowa and Susan Rush and husband Stan of North Richland Hills, Texas and several nieces and nephews. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Ron Hohenstein and Jim Hohenstein.

 

Burial will be held in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery at a later date.

 

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

 

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Helen Irene Martin

Helen Irene Martin, 99 years, five months and 19 days, of Taylorville, died at 5:46 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at Taylorville Care Center.

 

Helen was born on June 5, 1918 in Taylorville, Illinois, the daughter of Lester and Marie P. (Poor) Pearson. She married Wilbur H. Martin, and he preceded her in death in 1937. She later married Levi A. Martin, and he preceded her in death in 1978. Mrs. Martin worked for the State of Illinois Drivers License Facility, retiring after 39 years and one month. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Taylorville.

 

Helen is survived by her daughter: Sandra Stine of Oklahoma City, OK; six grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Edna Pearson of Taylorville.

 

Along with her two husbands, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her brother: Paul Pearson; daughters: Judi Sauter, Pamela Elston, Gloria CaPaul, Mary L. Martin; and one grandson: Eddie D. Stine.

 

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Randy Myers officiating. McClure funeral Home & Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Helen or condolences to her family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Susa Jane McWard

Susa Jane McWard, 93, of Palmer, passed away at 11:10 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL.

 

Susa Jane was born December 15, 1923 at home, in rural Taylorville, the daughter of Harry C. and Julia N. (Micenheimer) Hudson. She married Raymond McWard on August 19, 1949 at the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville in Morrisonville, IL. He preceded her in death on April 7, 1986.

 

Susa Jane graduated from Taylorville High School, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Eastern Illinois University. She taught home economics in the Hammond and Blue Mound schools for a few years, before becoming a full-time home maker. Susa Jane devoted her life to her family’s needs. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Ladies Auxiliary of Palmer, and was instrumental in bringing city water to the town of Palmer. Susa Jane enjoyed sewing, and was an excellent cook. Her greatest joy in life was raising her children, and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

 

Susa Jane is survived by her daughter, Rebecca (husband, Bill) Arkebauer of Palmer, IL; her sons, Harry J. McWard of Palmer, IL, Monroe (wife, Laurie) McWard of Rochester, IL, and Jeff McWard of Taylorville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; her sister, Julia Lee (husband, Wendell) Nash of Peoria, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Rev. Jim Ferrill as officiant.

 

Interment will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery in Morrisonville, IL.

 

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

 

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Linda S. Saulsbery

Linda S. Saulsbery, 75 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 3:55 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on March 22, 1942 in Louisville, KY the Daughter of Perry and Mary (Choquet) Gilpin. She married Larry Saulsbery on February 22, 1964 in Hillsboro, IL and he preceded her in death on May 11, 2016. Linda was an excellent mother and an even better grandmother. She delighted in the exploits of her grandchildren. She loved living on her little farm, riding her four-wheeler, hunting mushrooms, and occasionally going to the river boat for lunch and slots with Dale, Vickie and Norma. Sadly, losing her husband and the failure of the Cardinals in the last year slowed her down some, but she always had a smile for the grandkids and was quick to make a new friend at a basketball game. She was much loved and will be forever missed.

Surviving are her Son: Jeffery (Jackie) Saulsbery of Clinton, IL; Daughter: Diana (Richard) Musgrave of Strawberry Plains, TN and Debra (Elmer) Dunaway of Owaneco, IL; Grandchildren: Ashley (Josh) Hays, Aaron (Cortney) Sinnard, Holly Sinnard, William Cox, Benjamin Cox, Branden Cox, Danielle Cox, Mary Saulsbery and Alyssa Saulsbery; Great-Grandchildren: Robert Cox Montgomery, Kayleigh Cox Montgomery, Zaquaria Cox, Brayden Hays and Peyton Hays; Brother-in-Law: Jerry (Jean) Saulsbery; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Sister: Sandy Scott, Brothers: David, Donnie and Dickey Gilpin.

It was Linda’s Wishes to be cremated. There will be a celebration of life and an inurnment at a later date.

 

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Betty L. Craft

Betty L. Craft, 67, of Moweaqua, died November 21, 2017 in her home.

 

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 27, 2017 at Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua, IL. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017, also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery, Findlay, IL. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Moweaqua, IL.

 

Betty was born April 19, 1950 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Ralph E. and Margaret W. (Wise) Denton. She married Larry Delmar Craft June 6, 1970 in Findlay, IL. He survives.

 

Surviving are her husband, Larry Delmar; son, Delbert D. Craft of Moweaqua, IL; daughter, Sherry (Jason) Woodhead of Huntsville, AL; grandsons: Cole Woodhead of West Monroe, LA and Cade Woodhead of Beaufort, SC; brothers: John (Reva) Denton and Larry (Kerry) Denton all of Moweaqua; sister, Linda Houchins of Moweaqua; and sister-in-law, Sharon Denton, also of Moweaqua.

 

Preceding her in death are her parents, brothers: Fred Denton and Gene Denton; and sister, Peggy Whitehurst.

 

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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Lela May Moscardelli

Lela May Moscardelli, 67, of Taylorville passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 28, 1950 in Springfield, the daughter of Louis and Nancy (Borough) Francis. She married Herbert Moscardelli on May 3, 2006 in Taylorville. Lela was an avid Bingo player and enjoyed taking trips to the Par-A-Dice casino. She enjoyed camping and was devoted to her loving family.

She is survived by her husband: Herb Moscardelli of Taylorville; children: Jerry Woodson of Bulpitt, Tammy Standage (Mike) of Taylorville, David Woodson of Springfield, and Jenny Woodson of Taylorville; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and brother: David Lee Francis of Taylorville. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter: Billie Lee Boyce, and brother: Steven Francis.

In keeping with her wishes, Lela will be cremated, and the family will host a gathering at a later date. Memorials in Lela’s honor may be made to the family. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Lela, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefunerahome.com.

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Keith W. Warnsing

Keith W. Warnsing, 90 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 11:52 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on May 23, 1927 in Nokomis, IL the Son of Ross and Bertha (White) Warnsing. He married Viola Irene Chaney on September 22, 1954 and she preceded him in death on February 11, 2015. Keith was a United States Army Air Corps Veteran serving from 1945 to 1946. He worked as a farmer, seed corn salesman, hail insurance adjuster, disc sharpener, 4-H leader, and farm bureau board member in the Shelby and Christian county areas.

Surviving are his sons: Mark (Wanda) Warnsing of Divernon, IL, and Randy (Connie) Warnsing of Galena, IL; grandchildren: Andrew (Kelli) Warnsing, and Abbey Warnsing; great-grandchildren: Anya and Audrey Warnsing; brother: Leon (Martha) Warnsing of Raymond, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sisters: Norma Braye and June House.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery in rural Nokomis, with military honors.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
215 W. Illinois St., Suite 1C, Chicago, IL 60654

 

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Ronald L. Eblin

Ronald L. Eblin, 58 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:38 a.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on December 20, 1958 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Robert LeClair and Vivian Delores (Westland) Eblin. He married Tina M. Smith on October 26, 2012 in Taylorville. He worked as a Group Lead Route SVE Rep for Quest Diagnostics in Springfield, IL. Ron was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and Military Police. He was active in Scouting and sports, Little League Baseball, Jr. and Senior High Baseball, Basketball, Track, and Football lettering in all sports. He was a past member of VFW Post #4495 in Taylorville.

Surviving are his Wife: Tina Eblin of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Nicole “Nikki” Caroline (Josh) Heacock of Collinsville, IL; Step Daughter: Lela Mundhenke and Companion Damion Powell of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Yvonne (Bob) Yard; Pam (Henry) Prehn; Suzy (Bob) Anderson all of Taylorville, IL and Debbie (Kurt) Bangert of Nokomis, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews, great- nieces and great- nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters: Dawn E. Vanhooser and Sheri Eblin.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Jim Ferrell officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to The Salvage Dawgs C/O Jeff and Phillis Wilson 1000 E. Bidwell St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Taylorville Food Pantry 1429 E. Main Cross St. Taylorville, IL 62568


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Helen K. Welsh

 

Helen K. Welsh, 101 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:45 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on May 6, 1916 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Thomas and Victoria (Shupenus) Kwedar. She married Howard Welsh on February 21, 1941 in Springfield, IL and he preceded her in death on October 16, 1997. Helen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville and she was a retired claims supervisor for the Social Security Administration.

Surviving are her Daughters: Jane Welsh of New Hampshire and Victoria Welsh of California. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, 1 daughter, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.

It was Helens wish to be cremated and there will be no services. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Fairview Cemetery in rural Taylorville.

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Josephine Black

Josephine Black, 86 of Fillmore passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 5:20 a.m. at Vandalia Rehabilitation and health Care Center in Vandalia. She was born on June 16, 1931 in Hillsboro, IL the Daughter of Dossie and Bertha (Elam) Roe. She was the owner of Jo’s Bingham Store in Bingham and cook at several other local restaurants. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Vandalia, IL and she often attended Liberty Church in Bingham. 
Surviving are her Son: Chester (Saundra) Stoneburner of Fillmore; Roy (Suzanne) Stoneburner of Godley, TX; Daughter: Janet (Vaughn) Voelker of Altamont, IL; Grandchildren: Crystal (Trent) Shellabarger, Bob Stoneburner, Jennifer Carlock, Bill Stoneburner, Jessica Stoneburner, Shae Jones, Jodi Stoneburner, Clayton Stoneburner, Kasi Brown, Kayla Brown; Great-Grandchildren: Brody, Emma, Lily, Nora, Hannah W., Hannah H., Ransom, Gage, Hunter, Hailee; Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter Kathy Stoneburner, Sister: Bonnita (Alvin) Whitten, Brother: Maurice (Betty) Roe.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Allen & Sutton Funeral Home in Fillmore. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church Rt. 185 Vandalia, IL. Burial will be held in Liberty Cemetery in Mulberry Grove, IL.
Memorials may be made to Liberty Church Bingham, IL

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

Lorene Marie Noreuil, 84 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. at Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana, IL. She was born on August 11, 1933 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Roy and Maude (Taylor) Parrish. She married Raymond Noreuil on March 3, 1951 in the First Baptist Church in Taylorville. She worked as the supervisor over the mail room at Horace Mann.

Surviving are her husband: Raymond Noreuil of Taylorville; Daughter: Deborah (Michael) Nickey of Urbana, IL; Grandson: James J. Paul of Taylorville, IL; Great-Granddaughter: Mackenzie Raymond of Taylorville, IL; Great-Great-Granddaughter: Nora Louise Hushour; Sister: Janet (Jimmie) Roach of Taylorville; Nieces Kristie Jaeger, Anita Bluhm and Lori Buschon; Nephews: Rick Strunk and Ron Kuntzman. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Grandson Timothy Paul; Sister Norma Strunk.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Funeral service starting at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor James Jones officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to the Christian County Senior Citizens 701 W. Adams St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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Terry L. Ostermeier

Terry L. Ostermeier, 73, of Taylorville passed away at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Heritage Manor in Pana. He was born on August 27, 1944 in Taylorville, the son of Karl Ostermeier and Francis Jenkins Able. He married Shirley (Tirpak) Friesland on October 22, 1983 in Taylorville. Terry operated a Mobil gas station in Taylorville for many years and also sold cars at B & J Speed Shop and was the owner of Terry’s Car City. Terry also owned and operated the T & C Lounge for many years. He had a passion for cars and racing. Terry was a champion stock car driver and competed in many drag races and demo derbies throughout the years. He was a member of the Taylorville Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his wife: Shirley Ostermeier of Taylorville; children: Teresa Wright, Terry Ostermeier (Michelle), Travis Ostermeier (Angie), Ted Ostermeier (Brittany), Troy Trimble, Tenniel Pearson (Steve), Tomra Friesland (Hayle), and Tyler Neer (Vance) all of Taylorville; 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sisters: Karen Kramer (Rev. Carl) of Collinsville, Connecticut, Barb Cannon (Rev. Daniel) of New Braunfels, Texas, Jenny Ostermeier of Decatur, and Linda McDermith (Brandon) of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and half-brother Karl Ostermeier.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville with Rev. Rodney Blomquist officiating. There will be no visitation, but a gathering will be held in the church basement following the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Terry, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Jordan E. Heberling

 

Jordan E. Heberling, 99 of Owaneco, IL passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. at his residence in Owaneco. He was born on October 22, 1918 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Henry “Curtis” and Alberta E. (Elliott) Heberling. He married I. Geraldine “Gerry” Large on October 29, 1939 and she preceded him in death on May 14, 1999. Jordan worked at Bodendieks and then later at Georgia Pacific where he worked as a cutter in the paper division for 43 years. Jordan’s most treasured job was farming, which he did simultaneously to his other work. Jordan began farming as a young boy helping his parents, hiring on with other farmers as a teen and went on eventually his own farm. He loved his animals; from his cows, horses, pigs and ponies, to his goats, chickens, kitties, dogs and donkey.

Jordan also loved his family. He is survived by Daughters: Judy VanHooser, Margaret (Ronald) Allen; Son Donnie (Charlotte) Heberling; Siblings: Edward Heberling, Anna Lou Yoho, Grace Greffe, and Leroy Heberling; sister-in-Law: Charlotte Manfredo; Brother-in-Law: Ronald (Maxine) Large; Grandchildren: Rebecca Vanhooser-Smith, Annette VanHooser, Jason (Stephanie) Heberling, Joshua (Sarah) Heberling, Audra Allen, Ashley (Travis) Allen and Austin (Tori) Allen; Ten great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and Cousins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Burial in Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville, IL

Memorials may be Christian County Senior Citizens or Taylorville FFA

 

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Lois E. Hill

Lois E. (Welge) Hill, 90, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Taylorville, passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Heritage Health Hospice in Springfield, IL.

 

Lois was born January 15, 1927 in Zanesville, IL the daughter of Roy W. and Charlotte (Mundhink) Welge. She married Charles H. Hill on September 8, 1943 in Hillsboro, IL. He preceded her in death on November 28, 1973.

 

Lois was homemaker and worked the family farm. She also worked in conjunction with First Trust Bank, in Taylorville, and their trust department, to arrange for in home healthcare services for many citizens of Christian County, often times working in the homes herself. She was a past member of the First United Methodist Church of Taylorville, United Methodist Church of Owaneco, the Home Bureau of Christian County, Christian County 4H, and the Lady Land Owners of Christian County. Lois enjoyed vegetable gardening, canning, attending auctions, antiquing, and refinishing furniture.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings.

 

Lois is survived by her children, Diana K. Umberger of Taylorville, IL, Judith A. DeWerff of Mt. Olive, IL, Charlene H. (husband, Douglas) Ross of Birmingham, AL, and Charles H. (companion, Lizzy Brown) Hill of Springfield, IL; grandchildren, Lucas (wife, Tracee) Ross of Boulder, CO, Colleen (husband, Pele Washington) Ross of Seattle, WA, Lori Curran of Gillespie, IL, and Garrett and Aidan Hill both of Charleston, IL; great grandchildren, Taylor Ross-Washington and Ella Curran; and many nieces and nephews.

 

A private family graveside ceremony was held at Glen Haven Memorial Garden in Taylorville, IL.

 

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

 

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Jacob C. "Jay" Germann

Jacob C. “Jay” Germann, 70, of Taylorville passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017, in his daughter’s home in Springfield. He was born on September 21, 1947 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Clifford and Betty (Willoughby) Germann. Jay worked many years as a coal miner at Peabody Mine #10. He was a member of the UMWA and enjoyed coin collecting.

 

He is survived by his son: Jay Germann (Amy) of Taylorville; daughter: Paula Phillips (Randy) of Springfield; grandchildren: Nathan Franklin (Emma), Shawn Franklin (Lacey), Hannah Dees (Alex), and Hope Germann (Adam Gilmore); step-grandchildren: Kaleigh Hamm and Tucker Hamm; great grandchildren: Sylas Franklin, Thomas Dees, and Bennox Franklin; sister: Anne Millburg of St. Louis, Missouri and Ellen Chambers of Edmond, Oklahoma; and brother: Jim Germann of Raymond. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Dorothy Meyers, and brothers: Donnie Germann and Charles “Butch” Germann.

 

Funeral Service for Jay will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Chad Foster officiating. Burial will take place in Anderson Cemetery in rural Palmer. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Jay, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Henrietta Morrill

Henrietta Morrill, 89 passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Countryside Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon, where she has called home the last four years due to failing health. She was born in Versailles, KY on February 17, 1928 the daughter of James and Irene Stephens.


Herrietta was a long-time resident of Edinburg, Illinois. She had exceptional talent in furniture restoration and various crafts. She was a member of Edinburg First Baptist Church and enjoyed making flower arrangements for the congregation to enjoy. Her expertise in home decorating and floral design were displayed yearly when she opened her Edinburg residence during the Christmas Home Tours. The large lighted pine tree on the corner of the residence was a yearly icon that the Christmas Season had arrived.


She enjoyed a career creating wedding and other spectacular culinary baking arts. She retired from Memorial Medical Center in 1993, working as a baker in the department of diabetics. During this time, she demonstrated her culinary expertise by creating a cake replica of Memorial Medical Center “G” Building for their 90th Birthday Celebration.
Surviving is her Sister: Beulah (Dan) Franks of Frankfort, KY; two sons: Rick Morrill of Rangely, CO and William (Pam) Hartley of Versailles, KY, two Step-Daughters: Janice (Roger) Daniel of Mt. Vernon, IL and Peggy Striplin of Colorado Springs, CO; twelve grandchildren; Fifteen Great-Grandchildren and ten Great-Great Grandchildren.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Edinburg. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Edinburg, IL with Pastor Denny Hamilton officiating. Burial will be held in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, IL.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church 416 N. Ricks St. Edinburg, IL 62531.

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

Ruth J. Schwab, 70 of Taylorville formerly of Pana passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 4:05 a.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on July 12, 1947 in Pana, IL the Daughter of James E. and Elsie (Lowe) Schwab. Ruth worked at Liberty Mutual and later she was an account tech at the Illinois Department of Revenue.


Surviving are her Sisters: Rietta (Dick) Risdon and Rose (Bob) Muster both of Taylorville, IL; Nieces and Nephews: David (Tammy) Howell, Karrie (Brian) Gatton, Scott Muster and Andy Muster all of Taylorville, IL; Patti (Reidd) Peterson of Neoga, IL; Julie (Matt) Mendenhall of Springfield, IL.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Pana, IL.


Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church 200 S. Walnut St. Taylorville, IL 62568
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Howard D. "Dale" LeVault

Howard D. “Dale” LeVault, 81, of Stonington passed away at 5:07 PM on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 28, 1936 in Sesser, Illinois, the son of Gilbert H. and Nina M. (Eubanks) LeVault. He married Constance J. “Connie” Batty on April 5, 1958 in Stonington. She preceded him in death on September 19, 2017. Dale was an Army Veteran. He was a member of the Stonington First Baptist Church and the Stonington Masonic Lodge. Dale retired as a Vice President of the First National Bank in Springfield. Dale and Connie enjoyed traveling, eating out and listening to gospel music. He also enjoyed volunteering at the local food pantry.

He is survived by his sons: Kevin LeVault (Ann) and David LeVault all of Stonington, and Mark LeVault (Debra) of Edinburg; grandchildren: Tara Ramsey, James LeVault (Kelsey), John LeVault (Courtney), Tim LeVault, Ashley LeVault (Kenny Hughes), Ashley Ekiss (Ben Irwin), Lisa Tolbert (Nathan), Stephanie Rogahn (Atlee), Adam LeVault (Taylor), Andy LeVault (Brittany), Christy Gust (Brogan), Garrett LeVault (Emily), and Audrey LeVault; 12 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Martha Fowler (Larry) of Taylorville and Vivian Batty of Stonington; brother-in-law: Bernard May of LaGrange, Georgia; aunt: Pat Eubanks of Stonington; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Connie.

The funeral service for Dale will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the Stonington First Baptist Church with Rev. William Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 AM Thursday in the church. Burial will be in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Inter Church Council Food Pantry in Blue Mound. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Dale, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Clinton J. Hornbuckle

Clinton J. Hornbuckle, 40, of Taylorville, IL passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. at his home surrounded by his family.

Clint was born August 27, 1977 in Aurora, IL, the son of Greg and Patty (Bell) Hornbuckle. He worked as a heavy equipment operator, plumber, and landscaper, but found his work family at Kroger Grocery Store in Taylorville. Clint was an active member of the Evangelical Free Church in Taylorville. He enjoyed his children and was a loving and devoted father. Clint loved anything outdoors, especially golf, fishing, hunting, and sports of any kind. His love of wrestling at all levels was his first passion. He wrestled from the age of 5 all the way through high school, and then went on to coach both the younger kids and at the junior high level.

Clint was a U.S. Veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He served his country from 1995-1999. For his service to his country he was presented with a U.S. Marine Corp pin at a ceremony recently.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Judy Bell of Yorkville, IL; and maternal Aunt Betty (Halbesma) Huston of Yorkville.

He is survived by his significant other, Kate Graham of Taylorville; his children, Lucas Joseph, 8 weeks old of Taylorville, Katie, 13 and Erik, 10 of Walnut Creek, CA (mother Susan Kjaer Hornbuckle), step-son Michael Mason, 12 of Taylorville; his parents, Greg and Patty Hornbuckle of Taylorville; his sister Cindy Woods of Taylorville; his brother Chad (wife, Nena Ferrari) Hornbuckle of Edwardsville; nieces and nephews Kyle and Cole Woods and Brynn, Grant and Brock Hornbuckle; his grandparents, Robert and Fern Hornbuckle of Taylorville; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Evangelical Free Church, 319 S Washington St., Taylorville, IL.

Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m., on Monday Oct 30, 2017 at the Evangelical Free Church, with Pastor Don Beetem as celebrant.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, where military honors will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to an Education Fund for Clint’s children. Checks must be made payable to Greg Hornbuckle.

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

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James William Bates

James William Bates, 77 of Stonington passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:35 a.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL. He was born on August 12, 1940 in Poughkeepsie, AR the Son of Earnest and Viva (Smith) Bates. He married Marsha McDonald on June 16, 1961 in Ava, IL. Jim worked as a superintendent at Stonington Grain Co-Op.

Surviving are his Wife: Marsha Bates of Stonington, IL; Son: Todd (Kathy) Bates of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Brooke and Judd Bates of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Lola (Jim) Kail of Ava, IL and Ella Lomprez of Taylorville, IL; Brother: Galen (Linda) Bates of Edinburg, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grandaughter: Marissa Kathleen Bates, Brother: Bill Bates and Sister: Wanda Bottoms.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Cemetery in Sharpsburg with Pastor Ted Merrinan officiating. Burial will be held in Bethel Cemetery in Sharpsburg, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

 

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

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Edith L. Taylor

Edith L. Taylor, 101, of Edinburg, Illinois passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 30, 1915 in Liberty, Kentucky, the daughter of Luther and Maude (Allen) Witt. She married James C. Taylor on July 15, 1933 in Jamestown, Kentucky and he preceded her in death on November 6, 2004. Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. Edith devoted her life to raising and caring for her family. She loved to garden, work in her yard, and quilting.

She is survived by her children: Helen Turvey (Everett) of Taylorville, Tony Taylor (Deanna) of Morrisonville, Kay Landgrebe (Gary) of Springfield, Penny Tetzel (Horst) of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Pamela Brady (Michael) of Caseyville, Illinois; 23 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and brother: Wallace Witt of Somerset, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughters: Jeanette Taylor, Juanita Taylor, Rita Johnson, and Charlotte Reed; sisters: Lela Witt, Mary Witt, Opal Helm, and Roberta Atwood; and brothers: Paul Witt, Howard Witt, James Witt, and Luther Witt.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home with Pastor Ted Marrinan officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery, Sharpsburg. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Edith, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefunearlhome.com.

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Keith Westbrook

Keith Westbrook, 56 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3:18 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on April 5, 1961 in Joliet, IL the Son of Allen and Juanita (Meredith) Westbrook. He worked as a painter

Surviving are his Wife: Janice Westbrook of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Chris (Amanda) Westbrook; Keith Westbrook; Daughter: Theresa Westbrook; Grandchildren: Alecea, Marriah, Aleece, Abby, Keegan, Allison, Kenzie, C.J., Nolyn, Kasyn; Sisters: Cheryl Blaesing, Mona Foreman, Mary Walker, Retta Loreth; Brother: Johnny Westbrook; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Son: Shawn Westbrook, Grandsons Dylan and Bryer Peters-Westbrook, Nephew John Westbrook, Brother Allen Stuart Westbrook.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Memorial service starting at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. 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.

 

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Wanda M. Shake

Wanda Marie Shake, 82 of Owaneco passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 4:35 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. She was born on November 30, 1934 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Louis and Marie (Basil) Loreth. She married William George Shake on October 13, 1956 in Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death on August 27, 2008. She worked as a homemaker and a member of Buckeye United Methodist Church in Owaneco, IL. Wanda enjoyed church activities, gardening, her pet dogs, country living and watching the birds and deer in the back yard. She especially enjoyed time spent with family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all that know her.

 

Surviving are her Son: Bryan (Brenda) Shake of Owaneco, IL; Daughter: Beth Ann (Matthew) Tracy of New Holland, IL; Grandchildren: Jeremy (Holly) Orr of Taylorville, IL; Mandy (Derek) Dye of Stonington, IL; Great-grandchildren: Dominic Orr, Abagale Dye, Zacharee Dye, Isaac Orr; Sister: Patricia Casey of Kincaid, IL; Sister-in-Laws: Denise Loreth, Lucille Franklin, Rosalie Shake, Bettie Trimble; Brother-in-Laws: Robert (Kristine) Shake; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Brothers: Norman Loreth, William Loreth, Brother-in-Laws: Ken Shake, Thomas Shake, William Casey, Ralph Trimble, Bill Baumgardner, Sister-in-Laws: Mary Shake, Hazel Baumgardner, June Shake.

 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Tami Werschey-Kessinger officiating. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery in Morrisonville, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to Buckeye United Methodist Church 101 S Church St, Owaneco, IL 62555

 

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

 

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Judith Rose Gianasi

 

Judith Rose Gianasi, 73 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. She was born on October 16, 1943 in Springfield, IL the Daughter of Emil John and Rose (Dolenc) Leonard. She married Ceasar Gianasi on June 26, 1966 in Springfield, IL. She worked as a homemaker and farmer. Judy was a Taylorville Township trustee and she was an avid golfer winning the ladies city tournament several times and had two holes in one. She was a member of the Taylorville Eagles Auxiliary Aerie 1425 and Christian County Democrat Women.

Surviving are her Husband: Ceasar Gianasi of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Louis (Christi Meyer) Gianasi of Springfield, IL, Michael Gianasi of Taylorville, IL; Brothers: Tom (Martha) Leonard of Lexington, KY; Dan (Dianne) Leonard of Des Moines, IA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Funeral service starting at 5:00 p.m. with MSGR David S. Lantz officiating. There will be an additional hour of visitation following Funeral services. Lunch will be served in memory of Judy on friday, October 20, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion post 73 in Taylorville. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Christian County Senior Citizens 701 W. Adams St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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William G. Clark

William G. Clark, 67 of Springfield passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:50 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on February 3, 1950 in El Monte, CA the Son of William Clark and Audrey (Smith) Dechert. He married Susan Andrews on July 10, 1971 in Gibsonia, PA and they were later divorced. William retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service.

Surviving are his Son: Matt (Heidi) Clark of Pittsburg, PA; Grandchildren: Carolyn, Aurora and Owen Clark Mother: Audrey Dechert of Stonington, IL; Sisters: Karen Davis of Arkansas and Deanna Rossini of Round Lake, IL; Brothers: Robert Clark of Stonington, IL and Bradley Clark of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Father and grandparents.

Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Stonington American Legion and Auxiliary 401 W North St, Stonington, IL 62567

 

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

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James Swinburne

James Swinburne, 89, of Springfield, formerly of Kincaid, Stonington, and Taylorville, died at 12:31 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Jim was born on October 5, 1928 in Christopher, Illinois, to John and Edna (East) Swinburne. He married Patricia Corsiatto on June 8, 1952 in Kincaid, and she survives. He always loved sports, and played everything he could during high school. Jim earned his Bachelor’s at Carthage College, and went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Education from the U of I. He taught Social Studies for 3 years at Tovey, and then went on to teach at Edinburg Junior High School until his retirement 20 years later. He was an avid Cubs and Bears fan. Jim was recently given a life membership for the Taylorville VFW Post 4495, and he was also a member of the Kincaid American Legion. He was a life member of the Illinois Education Association as well as the National Education Association. Jim and his wife Pat attended the First United Methodist Church in Springfield. For his entire life, Jim was a devoted fisherman. He passed on his love for fishing to his grandchildren. He spent many years traveling to Northern Wisconsin with his brother and son for fishing trips. He loved bringing his family together for a good fish fry. He adored his family, and they adored him.

Jim is survived by his wife, Pat, and their two children: Kathy Zwick of Taylorville, Mark Swinburne of Taylorville; four grandchildren: Suzanne (Greg) Mizera, Kevin Swinburne, Andrea (Vince) Schwab, Lauren Zwick; five great grandchildren: Cameron Allen, Xavier Younker, Zerith Swinburne, Leah Doty, Carson Mizera; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers: Robert Swinburne and John R. “Dick” Swinburne, sister: Patricia Williams, and one nephew: Randy Swinburne.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 14, 2017, at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Reverend Mike Whitaker officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, October 13 from 5 – 7 p.m., also in the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Memorials may be left to the First United Methodist Church, 2941 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield, IL 62711, the Kincaid American Legion, or Taylorville VFW Post 4495. Memories of Jim, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements.

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Stanley R. Williams

Stanley R. Williams, 68 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2017 at 1:01 p.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on July 12, 1949 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Donald and JoAnn (Campbell) Williams. Stanley retired from Sangamon Card Company.

Surviving are his Sister: Denise (William) Bollinger of Rushville, IL; Brother: Shane Williams; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: Dennis, Donald, David and Allen Dale Williams; Sisters: LeaWanda Bailey, Joett Prince and Mary Sinkhorn.

It was Stanley’s wishes to be cremated and have no services.

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association 425 S. Woods Mill Rd., Suite 110, Town and Country, MO 63017.

 

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Judy Love

Judy Love, 72, of Taylorville, IL passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her son, at 2:05 a.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017.

 

Judy was born July 24, 1945 in Kincaid, IL the daughter of Ernest and Ruth Craig Dilbeck. She graduated high school in Kincaid, and went on to work for over forty years as a nurse’s aide, eventually retiring from Taylorville Care Center.

 

Judy, known as “Granny” to the ones she worked with, took care of many people throughout her career. She worked with so much love and kindness, and showed nothing but respect and dignity to everyone. Granny always put their needs before her own, without hesitation. She was an amazing cook, but most of all an avid animal lover, once again putting their needs before her own. Above all, Granny was the best grandma, always present when a shoulder was needed to cry on, or someone to play with. She made everyone feel loved, and will be truly missed by everyone who knew her. Being a “Daddy’s Girl”, she is now walking and smiling in Heaven, holding his hand, and telling him all about her family.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Betty Grubb.

 

Judy is survived by her son, Gary & Angela Harris-Dain of Taylorville; grandchildren, Krista (husband, Aaron) Metcalf and Jesse Dain, both of Taylorville; great grandchildren, Abigail and Colton; sister, Shirley (husband, Tex) Gray of Chatham; and her special friend, Gail Richards of Taylorville.

 

The family will host a Celebration of Life at a later date.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Etheridge Animal Hospital, 1604 W. Spresser St., Taylorville, IL 62568, or to her family.

 

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

 

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Michael Drea

Michael Patrick Drea, 60, of Taylorville passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on May 13, 1957 in Taylorville, the son of Patrick E. and Marjorie L. (Rhodes) Drea. Mike married Kathy Nolan on September 7, 1985 at St. Mary’s Church in Taylorville. He graduated from South Fork High School in 1975. He earned his Bachelor’s in Accounting from Sangamon State University in Springfield and went on to receive his MBA from there in 1982 and is also a Certified Procurement Buyer. Mike worked for the State of Illinois for 32 years, including 25 years in the Comptroller’s Office and later for the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission at the Department of Transportation as a Procurement Officer/State Purchasing Officer retiring in 2013. Mike was an active member of the Christian County Democrat Party and strongly believed in public service at the local level. He was elected to the Christian County Board in 1992, serving as Vice Chairman in 1996 until 1998 and Chairman from 1998 until 2000. While on the board, he served on the Executive/Personnel Committee and the Audit/Finance Committees. Throughout his 18 years of service on the Board, Mike was most proud of his efforts to streamline the board by reducing the number of members. He later was unanimously appointed and sworn in as the Christian County Treasurer on June 3, 2013.

Mike had a passion for serving his community and was proud to be active in many organizations throughout the years. He has served as Director of the Christian County Agricultural Fair Association for 31 years. For several years he served on the CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation Board of Directors, the Langleyville Water Board, and was an active member of Midland Community Bank Board, and the Taylorville Community Garden. He proudly participated in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb at the Springfield Hilton for 7 years. Mike was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Mike loved coaching his sons’ teams, and did so for the St. Mary’s School Basketball program and Red Bland Little League and Pony League as well as a traveling team. He participated in Tae Kwon Do for several years with his sons, earning his 1st Degree Black Belt. He was an avid racquetball player and a diehard fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Fighting Illini.

He loved to travel with his family, especially to Ireland, Jamaica, and many national parks. Mike was a dog lover, especially his dog Macy. Above all, Mike was a loving husband, and incredibly proud of his sons.

Mike is survived by his wife: Kathy Drea of Taylorville; sons: Nolan Drea of Springfield and Ryan Drea of New York City; mother: Marjorie Drea of Taylorville; brother: John (Brenda) Drea of Jacksonville; niece: Kelsey (Robert) Hostert of Peoria; nephew Thomas Drea of Peoria; and mother-in-law: Mary Nolan of Taylorville. He was preceded in death by his father: Patrick Drea and father-in-law: Donald Nolan.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz and Fr. Braden Maher officiating. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School or the Taylorville Community Garden. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Mike, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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William Herman

 

William L. Herman, 86 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 1:21 p.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on March 10, 1931 in Booneville, IN the Son of Arnold Herman and Viola Gibson-Ramsey. He married Novella Ramsey on April 23, 1949 in Dowell, IL at her parents’ home. Bill retired as a coal miner at Peabody Mine #10 after 45 years. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local #9819. 
 
Surviving are his Wife: Novella Herman of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Charla (Steve) Neal of Morrisonville, IL; Rhonda (Tobin) Watkinson of San Diego, CA; Marlane (Skip) Miller of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Angela Tucker, Erin (Brett) Hogge, Emilie (Seth) Garren, Will McGuire all of Taylorville, IL; Tobin (Alex) Watkinson of Los Angeles, CA, Ashley (George) Perez of Painted Post, NY, Christopher (Chelsea) Miller of Portland, OR, Ramey Nicolae of San Diego, CA; Great-Grandchildren: Matthew (Lexi) Tucker, Mary Tucker, Elliot, Evan, Ethan and Ella Hogge, Olivia and Ava Garren all of Taylorville, IL; Kyle and Tyler McGuire of Pana, IL; Clayton and Callum Miller of Portland, OR; Zola Perez of Painted Post, NY, Sophia Pinon, Asher, Everleigh, Emerson and Viola Grace Nicolae of San Diego, CA; Great-Great Granddaughter: Sophia Tucker of Taylorville, IL; Cousin: Mary Jetta Christensen of Wisconsin, Nephews: Brian Herman, Thomas Herman, Niece: Connie Havener all of Taylorville, IL. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers Charles and Thomas Herman, Granddaughter Meralee Miller and Nephew Mark Herman. 
 
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Funeral service starting at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Tom Bellegante officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.
 
Memorials may be made to Taylorville Park District Senior Program P.O. Box 263
Taylorville, IL 62568 or to the Christian County Animal Control 300 Baughman Rd, Taylorville, IL 62568
 
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
 
Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com. 
 

 

 

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Ruby D. Hubert

Mrs. Ruby D. Hubert, 76, of Tovey passed away Friday October 6th, 2017 at 1:09 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center, Taylorville, IL.

 

She was born in Assumption IL on April 21, 1941, the daughter of Wesley and Flossie (Brown) Davis. She married Billy G. “Porky” Ernest Sr. April 20, 1958 in Assumption and he preceded her in death November 4, 1999. She later married Anton L. “Bo” Hubert May 19, 2001 in Taylorville, IL. He survives.

 

Ruby was of the Nazarene faith but attended Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL. She worked for more than twenty years at Philips Brothers Publishing in Springfield. She was a loving mother and wife, enjoyed camping, spending time with her family and helping her husband Bo mow the lawn.

 

Surviving are her husband Anton “Bo” Hubert of Tovey, IL, one son Billy (Pamela) Ernest Jr., Springfield IL, a daughter Cheryl (James) Manley of Taylorville, IL, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law Beverly Davis of Pana, along with a great many nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Billy Sr., and several brothers and sisters.

 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Kincaid, IL. Burial will follow in Nokomis Cemetery. Visitation for Mrs. Ruby Hubert will be held one hour prior to services at Masterson’s.

 

Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 2309 W. White Oaks Drive Suite E, Springfield, IL 62704.

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Robert L. Dautel, Sr.

Robert L. Dautel, Sr., of Morrisonville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was 88. 

 

Bob was born August 27, 1929, to Jules and Patricia Dautel.  He married Betty June King October 29, 1951 and she survives. Also surviving are five children: Kathy Dautel Wexstten of Taylorville; Beverly (Ken) Lipe of Raymond; Bob (Barb) Dautel and Jim (Dorothy) Dautel, both of Morrisonville; and Peggy (Jim Hemingway) Morgan of Edinburg; seven grandchildren: Michael Denning of Taylorville; Zach Jones of Villa Rica, GA; Sara Lipe of Charlottesville, VA; Jessica Dautel of DuQuoin; Jenna Apps of Richlands, NC; Jake Dautel of Palmer; and Seth Morgan of Edinburg; two step grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.  A brother, James Dautel of Franklin, NC, and sisters Delores Deickmann of Manchester, NJ, and Betty Gansbauer of Springfield, IL also survive him.  A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

 

Bob worked in the coal mining industry for many years before retiring as the Supervisor of the State of Illinois Mine Rescue Station in Springfield, IL.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was an avid gardener, fisherman and home winemaker.

 

There will be no visitation.  Friends may pay their respects at graveside services, which will be conducted at 11 am on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Morrisonville Cemetery.  The family of Mr. Dautel is being served by Perfetti Assalley Funeral Home, Morrisonville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Richard T. Mormino

Richard T. Mormino, 85, of Taylorville passed away peacefully at his home at 8:39 A.M. on Saturday, September 30, 2017. He was born on August 7, 1932 in Hillsboro, the son of Mark and Gladys (Morrell) Mormino. He married Mary Whalen on April 12, 1957 in Springfield. Richard graduated from Hillsboro High School, Eastern Illinois University and received his Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois. He taught high school for 37 years in Witt, Morrisonville, and Taylorville. When he wasn’t teaching, he enjoyed working alongside his father at Mormino Wholesale Fruit and Produce in Hillsboro. Richard played football in high school and coached basketball for many years. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and a lifetime member of the Taylorville Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his wife: Mary Mormino of Taylorville; daughter: Angela (Dennis)Caraway of Crystal Lake, Illinois; grandsons: Joshua (Naomi) Caraway of Wisconsin and Michael (Mary) Caraway of Michigan; sister: Diane DeBeouf of Washington, Illinois; brother: Larry (Claudia) Mormino of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Mark Mormino; and sister: Gladys Hewitt.

Mr. Mormino will be cremated and a memorial mass will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Visitation will be from 10 until 11 A.M. Wednesday in the church. Inurnment will take place at 2 P.M. on Wednesday at St Agnes Cemetery in Hillsboro with Fr. Dan Willenborg officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the Simmons Cancer Institute. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Richard or condolences to his family may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Samuel Calandro

Samuel Calandro, 89 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:08 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on May 1, 1928 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Jasper and Lena (Sansone) Calandro. He married Annetta Servi on June 12, 1949 in Taylorville, IL. Sam worked as an over the road truck driver and he was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and VFW Post #4495 in Taylorville, IL.
Surviving are his Wife: Annetta Calandro of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Anthony (Leslie) Calandro of St. Louis, MO; Samuel J. (Angie) Calandro of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Rachel Calandro of Taylorville, Meghan Calandro and Fiancé A.J. Howell of Arthur, IL; Natalie Calandro of St. Louis, MO; Brother: Thomas (Gertrude) Calandro of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brother Joseph Calandro and Sisters: Pauline Gibbons and Marie Davis.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with prayers at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with MSGR David Lantz officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association and National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.

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

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Donald L. Daigh

Donald L. Daigh, 78 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. He was born on May 3, 1939 in Brown County, IL the Son of Joseph Hudson and Charlotte (Smyers) Daigh. He married Patricia M. Carpenter on December 29, 1984 in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him in death on August 11, 2011. Don worked as a janitor for several different businesses and he was later a paper carrier.

Surviving are his Sisters: Beth Hanks of Taylorville, IL and Mary Daigh of Taylorville, IL. Long Time Friends Donald Eugene Carpenter and Margaret Carpenter of Rushville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Funeral service starting at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Don Tewell officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Christian County Senior Citizens Center 701 W. Adams St. Taylorville, IL 62568

 

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

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


 

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