Obits Archives for 2011-11

Gerald Ray Gensler of Taylorville

Gerald Ray Gensler 73, of Taylorville, passed away November 29, 2011 at 10:30 am at his residence in Taylorville.  He was born September 25, 1938 in Taylorville, the son of Joseph and Velma (Tolle) Gensler.  He married Susan Durbin in January, 1968 in Taylorville.  He was a retired truck driver, Wal Mart employee, and a U S Army veteran serving in Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife, Susan; sons, Jim Gensler of South Elgin, and Michael (Jamie) Gensler of Petersburg; daughters, Tammy Gensler of Pana and Becca (Alan) Miller of Williamsville; brothers John Gensler of Apache Junction, AZ. and Dean (Eunice) Gensler of Tuscola; 8 grandchildren, 1 great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 2, 2011 at 8:30 am in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville with Rev. David Beals officiating.  Inurnment will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton.  Visitation will be held Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.  Memorials may be made to Leukemia Research Foundation, 820 Davis Street, Suite 420, Evanston, Il. 60201-9535.  

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Joseph F. Doyle of Stonington

Joseph F. Doyle, 84, of Stonington, IL died at 12:11 pm Tuesday, November 28, 2011 in St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL.  He was born June 7, 1927 in Stonington, the son of Robert E. and Agnes W. Warner Doyle.  His parents were born in Scotland.  His father died in 1927 and his mother died in 1982.  Joe was a graduate of Stonington High School.  He served in the US Navy during World War II and was a life member of the Stonington American Legion.  He worked at Doyle's Drug Store in Stonington from 1946 until he retired in 1989.  Joe was active in the business and civic affairs of his community.  He was the long-time Clerk of Stonington Township.  Joe enjoyed the friendship of the people of his hometown community.  He was an avid reader and student of the financial markets.  For fun, he loved playing cards, bowling, shooting pool and playing shuffleboard, fishing and just being alive in the great outdoors.  He was a patriotic American and was of Catholic faith.

He is survived locally by nieces; Mary E. Dettro, Margery S. Doyle, Nancy J. Doyle, Dorothy Ann Doyle-Anderson, and his nephews; Thomas E. Doyle, Jr. Patrick J. Marucco and John Marucco.  Joe also had many other nieces and nephews, great nephews across this great land.  He is also survived by his good friends and helpers, Leanne Durbin and Theresa Durbin.  His parents, brothers, Rob, Ben, Pat and Tom and sister Agnes Doyle Marucco all preceded him in death.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 Friday, December 2, 2011 at McClure Funeral Home with Fr. Alan Hunter officiating.  Burial will be in Old Stonington Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the funeral home on Thursday,December 1, 2011.

Memorials may be sent to: Stonington Pulic Library, 500 E. North St. Stonington, IL 62567 pr Stonington Rescue Squad, 423 Walnut St. Stonington, IL  62567

Condolences may be sent at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

 

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Duane Alan Ladd of Taylorville

Duane Alan Ladd, 56, of Taylorville, IL, died on November 26, 2011 at 12:30a.m. at his residence in Taylorville.  He was born February 1, 1955 in Taylorville, IL., the son of Edward Harry and Mary (Blessent) Ladd.  He was engaged to Theresa Tucker of Taylorville, IL.  He was a Line Foreman for GSI; he was with them for 28 years.  He was a veteran of the US Navy.  Duane enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson with friends, He love classic country music, cars and Elvis.  He loved playing with his granddaughter Josie.

He is survived by Fiancee, Theresa Tucker; daughters, Julie (OJ) Kohl of Taylorville and Master Sgt Michelle Ladd of Riverton, IL.; granddaughter, Josie Mary Mae Kohl of Taylorville; brother, Michael (Toni) Ladd of Livingston, TX; nieces, Tamara Lewis of San Diego, CA and Brenda Johnson of North Pole, AK.  He was preceded in death by parents.

Funeral services will be at 10:30a.m Tuesday November 29, 2011 at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev Jim Wolfe officiating.  Visitation will be held Monday, November 28, 2011 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.  Interment will be at Ponting Cemetery, Stonington, IL

Memorial: Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois, SC 2880 N. Monroe, Decatur, IL  62526

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Marjorie Louise Blount of Taylorville

Marjorie Louise Blount, 83, of Taylorville, formerly of Morrisonville, died at 7:30pm Friday, November 25, 2011 at Meadow Manor Nursing Home in Taylorville. She was born February 26, 1928 in Morrisonville the daughter of John and Mary Ethel Jarrett McKinnie. On July 8, 1947 she married George Eugene Blount and he preceded her in death on March 26, 1988. Mrs. Blount was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville.

Surviving are her daughters: Linda Kay Tryon and husband M. Leon of Morrisonville, and Kathy J. Tryon and husband Richard of Owaneco. 3 Grandchildren: Kari Skinner and husband Doug of Rochester, Doug Tryon and wife Megan of Palmer, and Kristy Moore and companion Chad Brown of Taylorville. 7 Great Grandchildren: Noah Skinner, Lucas Skinner, Kassie Skinner, Austin Tryon, Isabella Tryon, Mason Tryon, and Brayden Moore. 2 Brothers: Harry McKinnie and wife Virginia and Ray McKinnie and wife Judy all of Morrisonville. Sister: Jean Montgomery and husband Ray of Morrisonville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 daughters, Barbara Ann and Janice Louise, 4 brothers, and 1 sister.

Funeral Services will be held at 11am Monday, November 28 at First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville with Rev. James Ferrill officiating. Burial will be in the Morrisonville Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30am until time of service in church. McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to: V.F.W. Post 4495, 515 West Ave., Taylorville, IL 62568 or Kemmerer Village, R.R. #2 Box 12c, Assumption, IL 62510.

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Charley Earl Elam of Taylorville

Charley Earl Elam, 96, of Taylorville, IL. passed away on November 18, 2011 at the Taylorville Care Center, Taylorville, IL.  She was born in Maroa, IL  on September 6, 1915.  The son of William Madison & Stella Elizabeth (Faulkner) Elam, Step mother: Cecil Terry Elam.  He married Opal Irene Steck on December 24, 1937 at the First Baptist Church Taylorville, IL.  She preceded him in death on July 22, 2008.  He was a proud farmer and he worked at Massey Ferguson.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church Taylorville where he was a deacon, a greeter and served on various committees.  He was also a member of the Christian County Farm Bureau and Willey's Co-op.

He is survived by son-in-law, Everett Hendricks of Taylorville; daughters, Kathy J. Smith of Taylorville and Wanda Askelson (Dennis) Sabin of DeKalb, IL. brother, Chester (Georgia) Elam of Taylorville, IL.; step-sisters Bonnie Whyte of CA, June Peters of CA. Elaine Van Horn of Sullivan, IL.; step-brother, John (Nita) Terry of Mulberry Grove, IL; grandchildren, Sharon (Denny) Taft of Taylorville, IL, Tina (Lee) Pownall of Taylorville, IL., Heather (Steve) Ruments of Purcellville, VA, Kirsten Askelson of Fox Lake, IL. and Amber (Jason) Rossler of Huntley, IL.; great-grandchildren, Scott (Elizabeth) Brockelsby of Taylorville, IL., Sandy (Brandon) Neal of Frankfort, IN, Erin  Taft of Springfield, IL, Regan (Daniella) Taft of Florida, Bob (Amanda) Hancock of Taylorville, IL, Jeff (Bailey) Hancock of Taylorville, IL, Chad Hancock of Taylorville, IL and Hunter Rosser of Huntley, IL.  and several nieces and nephews.  Preceded in death by parents, step-mother, daughter; Marilyn Hendricks, sisters, Eunice Neilson and Pearl Cook.  Brother, Lester Elam

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday November 23,2011 at 2:00pm in First Baptist Church of Taylorville, IL. with Rev. Steve Robinson officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.  Visitation will be Wednesday, November 23, 2011 from 1:00 - 2:00pm in the First Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials: First Baptist Church of Taylorville, IL. and Taylorville Food Pantry, both located at 303 E. Market, Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Connie S. Blumenstein of Taylorville

Connie S. Blumenstein, 55, of Taylorville, IL, passed away November 15, 2011 @6:48 at the Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.  She was born July 1, 1956 in Taylorville,IL the daughter of Eugene and Consetta (Jackson) Crepin.  She married Leo Blumenstein in Decatur, IL on February 14, 1993.  She was a supervisor at the Christian County Mental Health.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, playing on the computer and going to rummage sales. 

She is survived by husband, Leo; mother, Consetta; sons, Elvis Witt (Finance' Jamie Painter) of Taylorville, Jeremy (Amy) Kline of Taylorville, Michael Kline (girlfriend Jennifer Girard). daughter-in-law, Kristy Kline of Taylorville, IL.; Step-Sons, Chris Blumenstein of Des Moines, IA and Troy Blumenstein of Springfield, IL.; brother, Nester (Diana) Crepin of Taylorville, IL.; sisters, Patricia (Russell) Durbin and Sheila (Rick) Peters both of Taylorville, IL.; grandchildren, Austin and Carter Kline of Taylorville.; step-grandchildren, Michael Blumenstein of Vandalia, IL and Nicole Moore of Kankakee, IL and Gretta Blumenstein of Des Moines, IA.; great-grandchildren, Syerra and Alex Blumenstein of Tampa, FL, Camryn Blumenstein of Vandalia, IL. several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by father, step-son Travis Blumenstein and grandson, Ethan Tyler Witt.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2011 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.  Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 6:00pm Sunday at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL with Rev Dayle Badman officiating.  Inurnment will be held at the Zion Cemetery, Boody, IL at a later date.

Memorials to: Christian County Mental Health, 707 McAdam Drive, Taylorville, IL  62568.

Arrangments by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville, IL.  Sign on line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Marcia Marie Litz of Taylorville

Marcia Marie Litz, 66, of Taylorville, Il., passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 st St. John's Hospital in Springfield.  She was born October 22, 1945 in Taylorville the daughter of Orville and Mildred Bartling Kohl.  She married Robert Litz in October, 1964 in Taylorville and he preceded her in death in April, 2007.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville and Taylorville V F W Ladies Auxiliary.  She was a loan officer at Regions Bank and later worked at Advance Title.  She was an avid Cardinal fan and loved to knit.

She is survived by her daughter Karla (Harold) Endris of Taylorville, son Robby (Brenda) Litz of Willard, MO., 5 grandchildren, one stepgrandchild, brother, Doug (Mary) Kohl of Taylorville; sisters Carolyn Busby of Peoria Heights and Bette Tumiati of Taylorville; and step brother John Morgan of California.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Edith Litz; brother, Norman Kohl and step brother J T Morgan.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating.  Burial will be in Mound Cemetery Oconee.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Friday, November 18, 2011 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Day Care or V F W Ladies Auxiliary in Taylorville.  Arrangements by McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Sheryl Annette Younker of Chicago, IL

Sheryl Annette Younker, 57, of Chicago IL passed away October 25, 2011 at the Evanston Hospital, Chicago, IL.  She was born September 11, 1954 in Taylorville, IL., the daughter of Wayne and Norma (Elder) Younker.  She was married to Carmen Scavo on February 11, 1984 in Chicago, IL.  She was a policewoman for the Chicago Police Department for several years.  She graduated from the Edinburgh High School, the University of Illinois and the Chicago Police Academy.  She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, Sharpsburg, IL.

She is survived by parents, Wayne and Norma Younker of Edinburg, IL.; Husband, Carmen Scavo of Chicago; daughter, Theresa Scavo of Chicago; Adopted son, Billy Argus of Champaign, IL; Brothers, Doug (Betty) Younker of Edinburgh and Phil (Teri) Younker of Taylorville; sisters, Nancy (Larry) Keller of Tilden, IL and Susan (Allen) Hutcheson of Williamsville, IL; several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by grandparents, Earl & Velma Younker and Earl & Fern Elder, nephew, Nicolas Younker.

Memorial Services will be held at 12:00pm Saturday, November 19, 2011 at the Bethel Baptist Church, Sharpsburg, IL. with Pastor Ted Marrinan officiating.  Cremation Rites have been accorded.  Inurnment will be in Bethel Baptist Cemetery, Sharpsburg, IL.

Memorials:  Bethel Baptist Church, 1919 N. 1000 East Road, Taylorville, IL 62568 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK  73123-1718.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Dario Joseph Frisina of Taylorville

Dario Joseph Frisina, 38, of Taylorville, IL. passed away November 13, 2011 at 1:10am at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO.  He was born born February 8, 1973 in Springfield, IL, the son of Phillip Frisina and Sharon Marie Collebrusco.  He was employed at CCMA Sheltered workshop.  Dario attended Jacksonville School of the Deaf (8th grade completion); He loved to shoot pool and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers.

He is survived by Mother, Sharon Marie Collebrusco Teisling of Sierra Vista, AZ; Sister, Gaetana Christine Frisina of Sturgeon Bay, WI; Grandmother, Berbalee Haggerty of Sierra Vista, AZ and Anita Collebrusco of Morrisonville, IL.  Grandfather, Frank (Liz) Frisina of Taylorville, IL; Uncles, Terry (Denise) Collebrusco of Sturgeon Bay, WI and Brian (Holli) Turner of Thompsonville, IL.; Aunts, Pamela (Derek) Mills of Green Bay, WI and Francesca Collebrusco of Taylorville, IL.; Great Uncle and Aunt, Alan and Karen Collebrusco of Taylorville, IL.  Several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by grandfather, Gerald R. Collebrusco.

Funeral Services will be held at 3pm, Saturday November 19, 2011 at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville with Pastor Steve Robinson officiating.  Inurnment will be at a later date.  Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 3:00pm Saturday November 19, 2011 at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on line guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Janet Frances Hill of Edinburg

Janet Frances Hill, 66, of Edinburg, passed away Saturday November 12, 2011 at 8:20pm at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, IL.  She was born August 30, 1945 in Springfield, IL., daughter of Emil and Frances (Rhoades) Burdinsky.  She married David Alan Anker in Chatham, IL on June 30, 1979.  She was a Corporate Real Estate Agent for Illinois Bell Telephone Co.  She was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, Sharpsburg, IL, Prairie Art Alliance in Springfield, IL, the Christian County Home Extension.

She is survived by husband, David Anker, daughter, Heather (Eric) Kohl of Edinburg, IL. Step-son, David "Alan" Anker of Milwaukee, WI, Step-daughter Alisha Dawn Anker of Springfield, IL.; Grandson Levi Kohl of Edinburg, IL.; Step-grandchildren; Daniel and Rowley Anker of Milwaukee, WI and Jordan Moore of Springfield, IL. Brother, Glen (Shirley) Burdinksy of Taylorville, IL; Sister, Nancy (Jim) Montgomery of Chatham, IL. and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by parents.

Funeral Services will be 10:30am Friday, November 18, 2011 at Bethel Baptist Church, Sharpsburg, IL, with Pastor Ted Marrinan officiating.   Inurment will be at later date. Visitation will be held from 4:00pm to 8:00pm Thursday, November 17, 2011 at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville.

Memorials:  Bethel Baptist Church of Sharpsburg, 1919 N. 1000 East Road IL, Taylorville, IL. 62568, Prairie Art Alliance, 420 S. 6th Street Springfield, IL 62701, Christian County 4-H Foundation, 1120 North Webster Street, Taylorville, IL or The National MS Society, 525 W. Monroe St. Chicago, IL  60661.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on line guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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William E. Creamer of Taylorville

William E. Creamer, 76, of Owaneco, IL, passed away November 14, 2011 at 1:15am at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, IL.  He was born October 25, 1935 in Assumption, the son of William Francis and Frances Nellie (Craft) Creamer.  He married Barbara J. "Joann" Sims on September 6, 1966 in Assumption, IL.  She preceded him in death on January 18, 2009.  He was retired from Sheet Metals Union in Decatur, IL as a sheet metal worker.  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and a United States Air Force Veteran.  He was also a member of VFW #4495 and American Legion Post # 73.

He is survived by Sons; William Joseph Creamer of Moweaqua, IL and James E. (Teri) Creamer of Owaneco, IL. Grandchildren; Erin and Shiloh Creamer of Owaneco, IL. Brother; Charles (Anita) Creamer of Cerro Gordo, IL. and Sister Kay Sarver of Vero Beach, FL.  He was preceded in death by parents, wife, Brother; Joe Creamer and sister Norma Murray.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL with Father Alan Hunter Officiating.  Burial will be in Owaneco Cemetery, Owaneco, IL.  Visitation will be from 9:30am to 10:30am Thursday November 17, 2011 at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign online guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Margaret V. Voneda Impastato of Taylorville

Margaret V. "Voneda" Impastato, 96, of Taylorville, IL, passed away November 12, 2011 @ 5:18 pm at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Taylorville, Il.  She was born April 8, 1915 in Beecher City, IL,  the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Van Alst) Cox.  She married Lawrence Impasato on May 8, 1937.  He preceded her in death on February 26,2002.  She was a retired homemaker.  She was also a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville, IL.

She is survived by sons: Lawrence Bruce Impastato of Elizabethtown, IL and Dean (Debra) Impastato of Marissa, IL.  Daughters; Sonja (Kenneth) Gilmore of Tulsa, OK and Jean (Michael) Gaynor of Taylorville, IL. Grandchildren, 14; Great-Grandchildren 17; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson, Bryan Muncy and Brother, Virgil Cox.

Visitation Will be from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00pm Wednesday November 16, 2011 at the St. Mary's Catholic Church, Taylorville, IL with Father Alan Hunter Officiating.  Inurnment will be at 1:00pm Thursday November 17, 2011 at St. Barbara's, Cemetery, Okawville, IL  with Father Jack Joyce officiating.

Memorials: Taylorville Memorial Hospital, in care of the Transitional Care Unit, 201 East Pleasant St. Taylorville, IL  62568.  Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Kathryn L. Mahan of Taylorville

Kathryn L. Mahan, 91, of Taylorville passed away November 8, 2011 at the Taylorville Care Center, Taylorville.  She was born September 21, 1920, the daughter of John and Louis (Ware) Schwab.  She married Robert L. Mahan on September 18, 1950 in Decatur, IL.  She retired from Sangamon Card Company, where she was a time keeper.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville.

She is survived by husband, Robert; Sons, John (Ursula) Hill of Bellevue, NE and David (Judy) Hill of Taylorville, Sister, Hope Waterman of Taylorville; 11 grandchildren, 15 Great-Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by parents, daughter, Pat Dishong, sister, Agnes Mahan, brother-in-law Dale Mahan.

Services will be held Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 11:00am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Philip Neumann officiating.  Burial will be at Fraley Cemetery, Taylorville.  Visitation will be Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 10:00am to 11:00am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guestbook  www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Myrtle I. Coy of Taylorville

Myrtle I. Coy, 97, of Taylorville, IL. passed away at 2:05pm, Sunday, November 6, 2011 at her residence.  She was born February 20, 1914 in Shobenier, IL the daughter of Louis B. and Iva Finkbone Enlow.  On March 9, 1936 she married Harold S. Coy in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on October 28, 1973.  Mrs. Coy was affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church in Taylorville.  She was an avid bingo player and loved playing at the Eagles Club in Taylorville, the American Legion in Kincaid and the American Legion in Stonington.  She had worked at Specialized Products for 8 years.

Surviving are her sons; Harold R. Coy, John A. Coy and Richard E. Coy and wife Kathy all of Taylorville, and Lawrence D. Coy of Moscow Mills, Missouri.  Daughters; Linda McCarty, Virginia C. Boone, and Marilyn Faye Cline and husband Dave all of Taylorville.  There are 33 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 son, Robert Joness, 1 Grandson, Ric Cline, 8 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00pm Thursday, November 10, 2011 at McClure Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Beard officiating.  Burial will be in Glenhaven Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until time of Service in the funeral home on Thursday.

Condolences may be send on line at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

 

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Patricia J. Pat Shivers Davis of Taylorville

Patricia J. "Pat" Shivers Davis, 84, of Taylorville, passed away at 12:15 pm Monday, November 7, 2011 at Meadow Manor Nursing Home, Taylorville.  She was born January 26, 1927 in Taylorville, the daughter of Hyrum L and Lois M. Little Hartsell.  On April 15, 1951 she married Kenneth G. "Beans" Shivers in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on May 31, 1994.  She then Married William Davis on June 6, 2007 in Taylorville.  Pat was a member of Community of Christ Church in Taylorville, Order of Eastern Star, Christian County Democrat Women, and had been a registered nurse at St. Vincent Hospital for 45 years.  She served 19 of those years in Obstetrics and the remainder in Surgery, and following retirement she worked in the Taylorville High School in the Class of 1945 and she graduated from St. John's School of Nursing in 1948.  She loved going to the Senior  Citizen's Center, playing bridge and shopping with her granddaughters.

Surviving are her husband, Bill Davis of Taylorville; Son, Kenneth H. Shivers (Sue) of Taylorville, 3 granddaughters; Monica (Nick) Foor, Ann Shivers and Sarah Shivers all of Taylorville.  1 Great granddaughter, Emma Jean Shivers.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, November 11, 2011 at Community of Chris Church in Taylorville with Elder Lori Smothers officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00pm -7:00pm Thursday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to Community of Christ Church, 321 E. Bidwell, Taylorville, IL  62568

Condolences may be send on-line at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

 

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Donald G. Gideon of Mt. Auburn

Donald G. Gideon, 79, of Mt. Auburn, passed away November 4th, 2011 at 3:13am at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur. He was born January 17, 1932 in Mechanicsburg, the son of Glen and Fern (Baker) Gideon. He was married to Marilyn Hartwig on April 14, 1951; she preceded him in death on August 8, 1998. He then married Beverly Wiley on February 19, 2000 at the Berea Church in rural Mt. Auburn. He was retired from the Shell Oil Company with 30 years of service as a tanker truck driver. He was a member of the Mt. Auburn School Board for fifteen years; serving as president. He has been a township supervisor for twenty-five years. He was fifty-year member of the Berea Church where he taught Sunday School for many years. He was also a Mason and a fifty-year member of Kedron Masonic Lodge #340 A.F. & A.M. of Mt. Auburn. He enjoyed working with wood, remodeled two antique cars and repaired televisions for many years. He was always there for everyone.

He is survived by wife Beverly, son: Russ (companion Jennifer Smalling) Gideon of Blue Mound, step-son: Duane (Tracy) Carter of Murfreesboro, TN, step-daughter: Phyllis (David L.) Goodall of Taylorville, daughter-in-law: Shirley Gideon of Mt. Auburn, four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, brother: Robert (Lucy) Gideon of Roby, sister: Roberta Boggs of Buckhart, IL, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by parents, wife: Marilyn, sons: Larry, Rich, and Tom, daughter-in-law: Juanita.

Funeral Services will be Monday November 7th, 2011 at 10am at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville with Rev. Ron Ferricks, Rev. Dean Hill, and Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8pm Sunday, November 6th at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Burial will be in Berea Cemetery, Mt. Auburn, IL.  Memorials can be sent to the Berea Church, 3096 N. 2025 East Rd., Mt. Auburn, IL 62547.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

 

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Beatrice V. Bea Young of Taylorville

Beatrice V. "Bea"  Young, 89, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 3:55pm Wednesday at Taylorville Care Center.  She was born November 22, 1921 in Stonington, the daughter of John and Anna O'Niel McAvoy, Sr.  On August 23, 1945 she married Owen James Young in Stonington and he preceded her in death on November 10, 1998.  Bea was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington, the Altar Society, Stonington American Legion Auxiliary, and Ladies of the Moose of Taylorville.  She had worked for the State of Illinois in the Secretary of States office for 46 years and she had also been a waitress at the Triangle Supper Club in Stonington.

Surviving are her brother, John McAvoy and wife Teresa of Taylorville, sister-in-law, Lucille Young, and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 2 sisters; Mary C. Emerson and Sarah Sebastian.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am Monday, November 7 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington with Father Alan Hunter officiating.  Burial will be in Ponting Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00pm until 7:00 pm on Sunday at McClure Funeral Home , Taylorville.  There will be a prayer service at 4:45pm.

Memorials may be made to Ponting Cemetery, C/O Trent DeClerck, 1863 N. 1800 East Rd., Stonington, IL  62567

Condolences may be sent on line at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

 

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Nellie L. (Calvert) Tonelle of Taylorville

Nellie L. (Calvert) Tonelle, 77, of Taylorville, passed away November 2, 2011 at 5:34pm at her residence in Taylorville.  She was born March 3, 1934 in Johnson Township, Taylorville, the daughter of Edmund & Nellie (Childers) Calvert.  She married John Tonelle on April 2, 1958 in Arkansas.  He preceded on October 11, 1992.  She is a retired seed analyst for the state of Illinois.  She was a member of VFW #4495, Eagles #1425, Moose Lodge #1516, Project 29, American Legion Auxiliary Post #73.

She is survived by sons, J.C. (Annette) Tonelle of Taylorville, and Todd Tonelle of Taylorville.; brothers, Ralph (Velma) Calvert of Taylorvile; grandchildren Kellie Tonelle & Seth Tonelle and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by parents, daughter; Melody Lee Traughber, Brothers; Les, Cecil, George & Clarence "Hap" Calvert.  Sisters Darlene Legg & Mildred Murphy.

Funeral Services will be Saturday November 5, 2011 at 11:00am in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville with pastor Bob Spurgin officiating.  Visitation will be November 5, 2011 from 10:00-11:00 am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Jeremy D. Neske of Lee's Summit,MO

Jeremy D. Neske, 22, of Lee's Summit,MO passed away October 31, 2011.  A visitation will be held from 5-8:00pm on Friday, November 4, 2011 at the Speaks Suburban Chapel, 18020 E. 39th St.  Independence, MO.  Services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday November 5, at the chapel.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.  Jeremy was born July 31, 1989 in Independence, MO to Charles and Cindy (Garrison) Neske.  He graduated from Lee's Summit North in 2008, and also attended Herndon Center for V0-Tech.  Jeremy was a special young man, who wore his heart on his sleeve and was always willing to lend a hand to those who needed him.  He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.  Jeremy was preceded in death by his father, Charles "Chuck" Joseph Neske; brother, Andrew Charles Neske; and paternal grandparents, Robert and Annabelle Neske.  He is survived by his mother, Cindy Neske; two brothers, Chris Neske and wife Renie, Nathan Neske; grandparents, Patricia and Frank Mannin, and Darrell D. Garrison; girlfriend, Lynzee Cook; as well as many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.  In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jeremy Neske Memorial Fund c/o Blue Ridge Bank & Trust at any location; Sedalia Firefighter Local 103 Memorial, PO Box 1592, Sedalia, MO 65301.  On line condolences and memories may be left for the family at www.speakschapel.com  (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel 816-373-3600)

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Jordan David DeClerck of Logan County, IL

Jordan David DeClerck, 22, of Taylorville, IL passed away Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 3:00 a.m in Logan County, IL.  He was born April 3, 1989 in Springfield, the son of George & Bobbie (Brewer) DeClerck.  He was a Concrete Contractor for Sold Rock Construction.  Jordan was a hard worker who enjoyed time with his family and friends.  He loved spending time with his nieces and nephew, working working with his hands and he loved his dog.

He is survived by parents, George & Bobbie DeClerck; brother, Joshua(Stacie) DeClerck of Lincoln, IL; sisters, Tiffany (Brian) Gall of Virden and Taylor DeClerck of Taylorville, IL; Grandmothers, Shirley DeClerck of Pana, IL and Sandra Brewer of Taylorville, IL; several aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his Grandfathers, George H. DeClerck and James F. Brewer.

Funeral services will be held Friday, November 4, 2011 at 11:00am at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Stan Pratt and Rev. Tim Moats officiating.  Burial will be at Stonington Cemetery, Stonington, IL.  Visitation will be Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes, LTD, Taylorville.  Sign on line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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