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Lois Darlene Buzzard of Mt. Auburn

Lois Darlene Buzzard, 87, of Mt. Auburn passed away at 2:30pm Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at Taylorville Care Center.  She was born July 24, 1924 in Butler County, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Eleanor Lacey Truitt.  On August 5, 1940, she married Carl E. Buzzard in St. Charles, MO. and he preceded her in death.  Mrs. Buzzard was a member of the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church, and was a former 4-h leader and a teacher's aide at Mt. Auburn Grade School.

She is survived by her son Terry Buzzard and wife Judy of Mt. Auburn; daughter, Cheryl Butcher and husband Gary of Mt. Auburn; daughter-in-lae, Connie Buzzard of Blue Mound; and 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.  Lois was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Gary Buzzard, daughter and son-in-law, Janet and David Greene, twin sons, Charles and Dale Buzzard in infancy, grandson, Todd Buzzard; brother, Victor Truitt and sister, Mildred "Mic" Holtfreter.

A celebration of her life will be held at 4:00pm Sunday, April 1, 2012 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Ellen Moma officiating.  Visitation will be held from 2-4pm Sunday at the Funeral Home.  Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon, Monday, April 2, 2012 at Beecher City Cemetery, Beecher City, Il.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Auburn Fire Department or the Mt. Auburn Community Club.

Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com 

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Evelyn L. Stephens of Taylorville

Evelyn L. Stephens, 86, of Taylorville, passed away March 29, 2012 at 7:55am in Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Pana.  She was born April 7, 1924 in Camp Point, IL., the daughter of Glenn and Gladys (Pierce) Renaker.  She married Glenn Stephens in September, 1946 in Kansas City.  She was a retired homemaker.  She was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Taylorville. 

She is survived by son-in-law Everett Johnson of Taylorville; brother Don (Helen) Renaker of Fillmore; 2 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter Janet Johnson.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 2, 2012 at 11:00am in Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Allen A. Johnson officiating.  Interment will be in Glen Haven Memorial gardens in Taylorville.  Visitation will be held Monday, April 2, 2012 from 10-11am at Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Wanda Eudell Nation of Stonington

Wanda Eudell Nation, 80, of Stonington passed away at 11:16pm Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at her residence.  She was born December 14, 1931 in Burkesville, Kentucky, the daughter of Will and Flora Riddle Arms.  On December 18, 1947, she married John R. Nation in Burkesville, Kentucky and he preceded her in death on July 31, 2005.  Mrs. Nation was a homemaker and was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Stonington. 

She is survived by her son Bobby W. Nation and wife Ann of Stonington, sister, Pansy Blythe and husband Johnny of Glasgow, Kentucky, 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Donnie R. Nation, 3 brothers and 9 sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Monday, April 2, 2012 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. William Mitchell officiating.  Burial will be in Ponting Cemetery in Stonington.  Visitation will be held from 10:00am until time of service at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville on Monday, April 2, 2012.

Arrangements by McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Lyman Paul Vancil of Edinburg

Lyman Paul Vancil, 93, of Edinburg, passed away March 25, 2012 at 12:20am at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville.

He married Nylene B Leinen on March 16. 1945 in Springfield, IL. She preceded him in death hon December 11, 1994. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by Daughter in Law Sharon (Rick) Lockhart of Edinburg, several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Preceded in death by his parents, wife: Nylene, son: Timothy, sisters: Florence, Marcella Vangeison and Evelyn Rusher and brother: Harold A. Vancil: brothers in law: Earl Vangeison, Charles Rusher and Charles Dewhirst.

Vistation will be from 5pm to 8 pm, Monday, April 2, 2012 at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Funeral services will be at 10 am, Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Interment will be at Morrisonville Cemetery with Rev. Ted Marrinan officiating.

Memorials can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Office of Development 2001 S. Lindberg Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131-3597.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL

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Robert Lee Toliver of Taylorville

Robert Lee Toliver, 88, of Taylorville, passed away March 27, 2012 at 10:04am at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born May 27, 1923, the son of Joseph H. and Dorothy E. (Vinyard) Toliver.  He married Lura J. Mills in January, 1948 in Shelbyville.  She preceded him in death in February, 2009.  He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, and delivered the Taylorville Breeze-Courier for 20 years in rural Taylorville.  He was a member of Mound Lodge #122 A.F. & A.M. in Taylorville, Ansar Shrine of Springfield, Scottish Rite Valley of Springfield, American Legion Post #73, AMVETS Post #29, VFW Post #4495, Eagles Club #1425 and Moose Lodge #1516 all of Taylorville.

He is survived by daughters; Ginger Lynn (Danny) Roney of Urbana and Janie Lee (James) Rappe of Indianapolis, IN; one grandchild, four great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Lura.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10:00am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Terry Strom officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Visitation will be held Friday, March 30, 2012 from 5-8pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. 

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Blake R. West of Taylorville

Blake R. West, 29, of Taylorville passed away March 23, 2012 at 10:10am at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born September 1, 1982 in Springfield, the son of Howard and Brenda Poteet.  He married Amanda Polcon in November, 2008 in Kincaid.  He was a farmer, a member of the National Rifle Association and the Illinois Rifle Association.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda; mother, Brenda West of Taylorville; brother, Brent (Bri-Anne) West of Taylorville; mother and father-in-law, Tyrone and Susan Polcon of Palmer; grandma, Donna Polcon of Palmer and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents, Homer and Irene (Shorty) West, Hollis and Louise Poteet and niece Amelia Polcon.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 10am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Bert Eickhoff officiating.  Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery in Morrisonville.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2012 from 3-8pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Sign on-line guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.  Memorials may be made to Memorial Medical Center Burn Unit in Springfield.

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Stuart F. Stu Winn of Stonington

Stuart F. "Stu" Winn, 76, of Stonington, passed away March 25, 2012 at 8:50am at Meadow Manor Nursing Home in Taylorville.  He was born March 18, 1936 in Westin, Il., the son of Glenn and Betty Cagley Winn.  He married Carolyn Young in October, 1975, in Divernon, Il.  Mr. Winn had been employed at Mueller Co. in Decatur for 40 years.  Following that he worked at Garwood Seed Co. for 5 years and G S I for 2 years.  Stuart was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington, and Air Force Veteran of the Korean War, Life Member of the Stonington American Legion, Lifetime member of Moweaqua Lodge #180 A.F.& A.M.; Ansar Shrine and the Ansar Ag Corps.  He was an avid Cardinal baseball fan and loved going to games.  He enjoyed NASCAR racing and driving his tractor in parades and supporting the Shriner's Hospital for children.

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; son, David S. Winn of Pooler, GA; brother, Byron W. (Nancy) Winn of Stonington, and his beloved dog, Foxy.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Verna Lawler.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 10:00am at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.  Burial with Military Honors will be in Old Stonington Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5-7pm Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Masonic Rites at 6:30pm. 

Memorials may be made to Stonington Rescue Squad.  Arrangements by McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.  Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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James Richard Wicker of Taylorville

James Richard Wicker, 59, of Taylorville, passed away Friday March 23, 2012 at 9:35am at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born July 7, 1952 in Taylorville, the son of Wilbur and Evelyn McDonald Wicker. He married Annette Prasun on November 7, 1991, in Taylorville. . He was a self-employed truck driver and a member of the Ham Radio Operator, CCQMA, and the Southern Baptist Church in Taylorville. He liked to camp, fish, play his guitar, his Ham Radio and spend time with his family.

He is survived by his wife: Annette Wicker; son: Laramy Oller of Taylorville; daughters: Amber Oller of Decatur, Jamie Davis of Cookville, TN; grandchildren: Malorie Oller, Emma Oller of Taylorville, Quentin Miller, Brooklyn Miller, Mackenzie Miller of Decatur, Hannah, Taylor, Makenzie of Cookville, TN; sister: JoAnn (David) Hafliger, Carolyn Diedrick, Sandy (Larry) Blakey, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Mary Alice; brothers: Jack and Charles.

Cremation rites will be accorded Funeral service which will be at a later date with Pastor Jim Augustine officiating. Memorials can be sent out to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Sign online guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

 

 

 

 

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George L Crow of Springfield,IL

George L Crow,81, of Edinburg, passed away Thursday March 22, 2012 at 1:05pm at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born February 5, 1931 in Oraville, IL, the son of George and Orpha (Johnson) Crow.  He married Dorothy Marie Lear in April 1967 in Lincoln, IL.  She preceded him in death on September 2, 2002.  He was a retired Truck Driver and Bus Driver for SMTD.  He was a 50 year member of American Legion Post #127 in Murphysboro, IL.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force during the Korean War.

He is survived by his daughter: Georgette M (Michael)Patterson of Edinburg, step son: Francis(Linda) Livingston of Auburn, grandchildren: Michael and Rachel Patterson of Edinburg, sister: Betty Johnson of Chatham, nieces: Mary Jane(Glen)Chapman of Chatham and Kaye Johnson of Springfield, IL.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and infant sister.

Visitation will be held on Monday March 26, 2012 from 10am until 11am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Funeral Services will be held Monday, March 26, 2012 at 11am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Dennis Hamilton officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. 

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Sign online guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

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Ophelia Bramel of Mt. Auburn

Ophelia Bramel, 92, of Mt. Auburn, passed away March 19, 2012 at 4:10 am at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Taylorville.  She was born October 3, 1919 in Nokomis, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Leroux) Pallai.  She married Rober E. Bramel in 1937 and he preceded her in death in 1976.  She was a retired tavern owner and operator..  She was a former member of Illini Doll and Toy Club and the United Federation of Doll Clubs.

She is survived by sons;  Frank (Maxine) Bramel of Mt. Auburn and Larry Bramel of Taylorville; 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers;  Marcel Pallai and Frank Pallai and sister Irene Magos.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 10:00 am with Cheryl Croft officiating.  Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Mt. Auburn.

Memorials may be made to the Christian County Senior Center.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Sign on-line guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

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Virginia Mae Lowe of Taylorville

Virginia Mae Lowe, 89, of Taylorville, passed away March 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehab in Taylorville.  She was born July 28, 1922 in Taylorville, the daughter of Lyman "Shorty" and Irma (Mullen-Baker) Lowe.  She married Herbert Lowe in 1946 in Chicago.  He preceded her in death in February, 1983.  She worked for Sears and was a homemaker, was affiliated with the Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville, volunteered with the St. Vincent Hospital Auxiliary for several years, member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary which she served as president 3 different years and was honored to be a Gold Star Mother.

She is survived by sons;  William H. Lowe and Marshall D. (Donna) Lowe both of Taylorville;  daughter; Lorette Alllen (companion Luke Fiore) of Glen Ellyn;  brother; Walter Baker of Palatine; sister-in-law, Nancy Baker of Taylorville; 7 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by; parents, husband, son Ronald Bruce Lowe; brothers, Charles Baker, Raymond, James Baker and Lester Mullens; sisters, Dorothy Klaub and Kathryn Ebert. 

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm in Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 17, 2012 from 3-5pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville.  Sign on-line guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome. com. 

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Jeff Davis of Taylorville

Jeff Davis, 48, of Taylorville, passed away Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 11:32am at his residence. He was born June 5, 1963 in Dekalb, IL, the son of Larry LaVaughn and Cristine Ann Davis. On July 9,1994 he married Wendy Lynette Eggiman at Midland United Methodist Church in Kincaid. Jeff was a Machinist for Norfolk Southern Railroad. And was a member of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. When he wasn’t at work playing practical jokes on his coworkers, he loved fishing, camping, watching hunting and fishing shows, psending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by wife Wendy Lynette Davis; step-mom: Carolyn Handshy of Mattoon; sons: Jeremy Davis of South Beloit, IL, Mathew Davis of Rockford, IL.; Daughters: Katrin Davis of Beloit, WI, Kristie Davis of Taylorville; mother-in-law: Carolyn Eggiman of Pawnee; Grandchildren: MaLayna Mae, Hayden, Chevelle, Dakota, Drake, Tyler, Nicholas, and Joseph; brother: Michael Davis of Neosho, MO; step-brother: David Dillow of Pawnee; sister: Lavonne (Martin_ White of Pawnee; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles. He is preceded in death by parents and grandparents.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 19,2012 from 5-8pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral services will be Tuesday March 20,2012 at 10am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Steve Switzer officiation. Burial will be in Horse Creek Cemetery in Pawnee, IL.

Memorials can be sent to the family.

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

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John Conrad Hutson of Taylorville

John Conrad Hutson, 19, of Taylorville, IL died at 5:55pm Thursday, March 15,2012 near Edwardsville, IL from injuries suffered in an auto accident. He was born December 4,1992 in Taylorville, the son of Dr. Timothy and Lisa Jo Meinhold Hutson. He was a member of the Evangelical Free Church, Taylorville, and enjoyed Jiujitus, movies, music, art hackysack, and “Zombies”. John, a student at S.I.U-Edwardsville, was quick to call Taylorville “Home” and may be remembered from his years at Visionway, Taylorville Junior High, and Taylorville Senior High Schools as well as his “Ten year career” with the Taylorville Swim Team. John had only begun to blossom into his own man, and his quiet, gentle, introspective, and observant spirit will be missed by family and friends of all ages. Our “Johnny Boy” loved his brothers more than anything in his life.

Surviving are his parents: Lisa Zini and husband Tim of Taylorville and Dr. Tim Hutson of Springfield, IL; Brothers: Ryan Hutson of Puerto Rico and Jeff Hutson of Taylorville; Step Brother: Alex Zini of Springfield, IL; Grandparents: Larry and Cris Hutson of DuQuoin and Donna Meinhold of Decatur. He was preceded in death by his Grandfather: Neil Meinhold.

Visitation will be hild from 10am until noon at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville on Tuesday, March 20, 2012. Private Family Services will be held at Noon at the Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Wolfe and the Honorable John Coady officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Taylorville Swim Team.

Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneral home.com.

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Kevin Michael Blair of Taylorville

Kevin Michael Blair, 51, of Taylorville, passed away at 6:38am Thursday, March 15, 2012 at his residence.  He was born October 19, 1960 in Toledo, Ohio, the son of Keith and Georgia Kathleen Michael Blair.  On September 10, 2011 he married Deborah Lynn Donley at the First Baptist Church in Stonington.  He was the manager at Wal-Mart in Mt Zion, IL and was a former manager at the Taylorville Wal-Mart.  He was affiliated with the Lutheran Church.  He loved his work and the associates he worked with, loved golfing, the Cardinals and sports and especially enjoyed vacationing in Gulf Shores, AL.  He coached basketball and football for Wal-Mart at the YMCA and he was very active in various fundraising events in the communities where he worked.  He also enjoyed the companionship of his dog Moe.

He is survived by his wife: Debbie of Taylorville, son: Will Blair of Bloomington, 2 daughters: Ashley Blair of St Louis and Jennifer Blair of Jacksonville, step daughter: Kayla Donley of Decatur, sister: Katie Dedmon and husband Mike of Oklahoma City, OK, and a brother: WIlliam "Bill" Blair and wife Leslie of Visalia, CA, father in law and mother in law: Darrell and Joyce Church of Stonington.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Monday, March 19, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Stonington with Rev William Mitchell.  Visitation will be held from 10am until the time of service in the church on Monday.  Burial will be in Old Stonington Cemetery.  McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association or the First Baptist Church in Stonington, IL.

Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Irene Norris of Palmer

Irene Norris, 89, of Palmer, IL died at 11:43 pm Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

She was born January 23, 1923 in Grayson County, KY, the daughter of Louis Abraham and Mary Ann Alvey Brown. On May 18, 1943 she married Rodell Vincent Norris at St. Mary's Catholic Church, member of Progressive Homes, and was a 4-H leader for the Owaneco Indian Maidens.

Survivng are her 3 sons: Rober Norris and wife Mary Tena of Plamer, Larry Norris and wife Barbara Scharmer of Taylorville, and Mike Norris and fiancee Lori Strayer of Palmer; 3 Brothers: Robert Brown, and Herman Brown both of Taylorville, and LeDon Brown and wife Delores of Shelbyville. There are 6 Grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband, 2 Brothers, Alvah Brown and Paul Brown and one sister, Beulah Hunt.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, March 17 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Taylorville with Father Alan Hunter officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held form 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm at McClure Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to: Adorer's of the Blood of Christ, Ruma, IL

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Arthur Eugene Beaty of Stonington

Arthur Eugene Beaty, 91, of Stonington, IL died at 10:25 pm Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Meadow Manor Nursing Home, Taylorville.

He was born May 3, 1920 in Benton, IL the son of Charles Clark and Bessie Elizabeth Burgess Beaty. On May 8, 1943 he married Geraldine V. Coady in Taylorville. Mr. Beaty was employed and retired from Peabody Mine #10. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington; a Veteran of World War 2 servin in the Army Air Force; Life member of American Legion, Stonington and Life member of V.F.W. Post 4495, Taylorville. He was a member of U.M.W.A. Local 9819.

Survivng are his wife Geraldine of Stonington; Son: Patrick E. Beaty and wife Helen of Leroy, IL; Daughters: Martha Nabor and husband Ron of Sunrise Beach, MO, Karen Flynn and husband Russ of Mesa, AZ, and Anita Mayers and husband John of Stonington. There are 9 Grandchildren and 14 Great Grandchildern. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grandson Ricky, 1 brother and 1 sister.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, March 17 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington. Burial will be in Old Stonington Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until service time in the church on Saturday.

Memorials may be made to: Stonington Rescue Squad or Holy Trinity Catholic Maintenance Fund.

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Linda Rae Leeper of Mt. Auburn

Linda Rae Leeper, 71, of Mt. Auburn, passed away March 13, 2012 at 10:20am at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur.  She was born June 26, 1940 in Fayette Co. IL., the daughter of Louie and Louella (Wilson) Carter.  She married Joe Leeper in January, 1964 in Mt. Auburn.  She was a retired beautician and homemaker.  She was a member of the Berea Church in Mt. Auburn, Past Matron of Kedron Chapter #536 O.E.S. and a member of the ATA.

She is survived by her husband, Joe; son, Michael (Jeri) Leeper of Mt. Auburn; daughter, Michelle (Robert) Usher of Springfield; sister-in-law, Beverly Gideon of Mt. Auburn; 2 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Elvis Carter and her grandparents.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 16, 2012 at 3:00pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Mike Smith officiating.  Interment will be in Berea Cemetery in rural Mt. Auburn.  Visitation will be held Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 5-8pm at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to the Berea Church 3096 N. 2025 E. Rd. Mt. Auburn, IL. 62547 and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Greater Midwest Affiliate, Memorials and Tributes Lockbox, 3816 Paysphere Circle Chicago, IL.  60674.  Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com 

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Patsy Witt of Taylorville

Patsy Witt, 76, of Taylorville, passed away March 10, 2012 st 6:15pm at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville.  She was born July 10, 1935 in Bloomington, the daughter of Robert and Matty (Coyle) Parido.  She married Phillip A. Witt in March, 1957 in Bloomington.  He preceded her in February, 2011.  She worked at Taylorville School District #3. 

He is survived by sons; Donald (Sarah) Witt and Stephen (Tammy) Witt both of Taylorville; brother, Ronald (Barbara) Parido of Bloomington; sister, Georgia Lane of Bloomington; sister-in-law, Barb Parido of Leroy; nine grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, step-father, Charles Erps, great-grandchild, Ethan Witt, brother, Donald Parido, sister, Betty Hall, brothers-in-law Reed Lane and Allen Hall, and sister-in-law, JoAnn Parido.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 16, 2012 at 11:00am in Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Lyle Thomas officiating.  Interment will be in Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville.  Visitation will be held Friday, March 16, 2012 from 9:00-11:00am at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Sign on-line guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Anthony (Tony) E. Marsaglia of Taylorville

Anthony (Tony) E. Marsaglia, 70, of Taylorville, passed away March 10, 2012 at 3:04am at his residence in Taylorville.  He was born July 5, 1941 in Taylorville, the son of Fran and Violet Craig Marsaglia.  He married Sheila Klein in July, 1962 in Presque Isle, ME.  He worked as a postal letter carrier for the United States Postal Service.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville, NALC and delivered Meals on Wheels for several years. 

He is survived by his wife Sheila of Taylorville; son, Brian (Angela) Marsaglia of Naples, FL.; daughter, Valerie (Mark) Miles of Taylorville; brother, Frank (Martha) Marsaglia of Sharpsburg; one grandson and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church of Taylorville with Rev. David Anderson officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Visitation will be held Thursday, March 15, 2012 from 9:00 - 11:00am at the First Presbyterian Church of Taylorville. 

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Homes in Taylorville.  Sign on-line guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Barbara Wilson of Marion, IN

Barbara Kathleen Wilson, 69, of Marion, IN, passed away at her residence on Sunday, November 20, 2011.  She was born March 9, 1940 in Mason City, IA, the daughter of Doyle and Charlotte(Pearson)Reynolds.  She married Larry Wilson on August 17, 1963 in Peoria, IL.  She worked in several accounting offices.  She was a 1964 graduate of the University of Illinois with a degree in Elementary Education.  While there, she was active  in the Kappa Delta Sorority, Women's Glee Club and Angel Flight.  She also had an associates degree in accounting from Indiana Wesleyan University.  The Wilson's moved to Marion in 1984.  Barbara worked at several accounting offices and was active in the Research Club, Tri Kappa Sorority, PEO, several bridge groups, the Marion Philharmonic Orchestra Board and St James Lutheran Church.  She was a member of St James Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her husband Larry of Marion, IN, son: Michael (Rebecca Sun)Wilson of Minneapolis, MN, daughters: Jennifer WIlson Coats of Hopkins, MN and Sarah (Joseph)Vaile of Ashland, OR, grandchildren: Carly COats, Casidy COats, Theodore Wilson, Irena Wilson, Solveig Wilson and Jackson WIlson, brothers: Timothy (Patty Isaeff)Reynolds of Rigby, ID and Mark (Gretchen LeBuhn)Reynolds of Corte Madora, CA, brother-in law:Chuck (Lynn) Wilson of Springfield, IL and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00pm Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.  Memorial Services will be held at 3:00pm Friday, March 9, 2012 at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Father Nick Smith Officiating.

Sign online guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.  Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.

 

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Randy L. Toon of Taylorville

Randy L. Toon, 54, of Taylorville, passed away March 5, 2012 at 12:54pm at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville.  He was born June 22, 1957 in Carthage, MO the son of Gary Toon and Helen Machnicki.  He married Rebecca A. Melvin in July, 1984 in Litchfield.  He was a truck driver, previously worked as coal miner at Peabody Mine #10.  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville.

He is survived by his wife Rebecca; son, Derrick Toon of Taylorville; daughter, Jennifer Toon of Springfield; step-mother, Erika Toon of NC; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kenneth & Wanda Melvin in Taylorville; brothers, Dan Machnicki, Russell Machnicki and Mike Machnicki all of MO and Harry Machnicki of NE; sisters, Rhonda (Dave) Sperry of MO, Bianca Carter and Tina of NC.; sisters-in-law, Marsha Oliver of AR and Mary Kay Allen of MD; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by father Gary Toon and mother Helen Machnicki.

Private family services will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.  Sign online guestbook at www.suttonmemorial home.com 

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Mary L. Garner of Tovey

Mary L. Garner, 61, of Tovey passed away on Monday, March 5, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  She was born December 8, 1950 in Pana, IL., the daughter of Loyd Clifton and Pernie Walker Hagan.  She Married David Lee Garner in June, 1995 in Springfield.  Mrs. Garner was retired from the Secretary of State's Office in Springfield.  She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose in Taylorville; W.I.C. Ladies Bowling League and was a Union Steward.

She is survived by her husband David L. Garner of Tovey; sons; Dale J. Garner of Tovey, and Gary D. Sablotny of Mt. Pulaske; daughter, Michele Tremaine and husband Phil, Jr. of Mt. Pulaski; 5 grandchildren; sister, June Connor and husband Bob of Lincoln.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two nephews.

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11:00am at McClure Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held from 10:00am until time of service in the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Robert Eugene Millman of Cahokia (Formerly Taylorville)

Robert Eugene Millman, 82, of Cahokia, IL formerly of Taylorville, passed away March 4, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Belleville, IL.  He was born October 9, 1929 in Taylorville, IL. to Paul Rexford and Doris (Baker) Millman.  He married Mary Lou Sautelet on October 28, 1950 in Taylorville.  He was a retired from the Peabody Coal Company office in St. Louis, MO.

He is survived by wife: Mary Lou; very special sister-in-law: Nancy Sautelet of St. Peters, MO; Sisters-in-law: Janet Chamness, Joyce Snyder and Eloise Stephens all of Taylorville; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  He is preceded in death by parents: Rex and Doris, and brother: Jack Millman

Visitation will be held Thursday March 8, 2012 from 4pm to 7pm at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Services will be at 10:00am Friday March 9, 2012 at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Barry Wright officiating. Interment at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Taylorville, IL.

He was a Veteran of the US Army and served in the Korean War.

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

 

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Geraldine Haines of Taylorville

Geraldine Haines,93, of Taylorville passed away Friday, March 2, 2012 at the Heritage Health Care Nursing Home, Pana, IL at 4:00pm.  She was born November 26, 1918 in Taylorville to Benjamin and Catherine Banning.  She married Cecil David Haines on December 28, 1940. He preceded her death in 1975.  She was a registered nurse; employed at St. Vincent Hospital in Taylorville, IL.  Mrs. Haines graduated as a registered nurse in 1940 from Huber Memorial Hospital in Pana.  She enjoyed her career as a registered nurse for 43 years.  She use her nursing skills in surgery and on the general floor.  Geraldine continued practicing as a registered nurse at the New St. Vincent Hospital.  In 1975 she was named the evening coordinator.  She joined the St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board of Directors and was a coordinator of the Junior Auxiliary Program.  She was also involved in the Red Cross blood Bank and the school health programs.  She was a representative nurse at the annointing of the sick at St. Mary's Church.  She served as an extradordinary minister at St. Mary's Church for many years.  She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic  Church and the Catholic Daughters of America

Survived by sons: Robert (Cheryl) Haines and James (Sandra) Haines both of Taylorville, IL. Daughters: Cecilia Yonker and Barbara (Stephen) Waddell both of Taylorville, IL; Brother: Benjamin Banning of Pana, IL; Sisters: Rosemary Clayton of Sullivan, IN Teresa Purdeu of Chippewa Falls WI,  Margie Hines of Belleville, IL, and Ruth Kirkpatrick of Pana, IL; Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.  Preceded in death by her parents, husband: Cecil; Sons: Gerald Thomas Haines and John Patrick Haines; Brother: Jack Banning;  Sisters: Catherine Standley and  Joanne Murphy.

Visitation will be Monday March 5, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL with a Wake Service at 5:00pm.  Funeral Mass will be held 12:00 noon, Tuesday March 6, 2012 at the St. MAry's Catholic Church in Taylorville, IL with Father Alan Hunter Officiating

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL   Sign our on line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

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Fritz C. Huebner of Taylorville

Fritz C. Huebner, 65, of Taylorville, IL., passed away March 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital,Taylorville, IL.  He was born February 5, 1947 in Taylorville,IL to Fritz John and Ruth Martha (Krouse) Huebner.  He married Loretta Miller on June 23, 1968 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL.  He was a retired upholster from Huebner's Upholstery.  He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville.  He loved his wife and enjoyed traveling.  He liked gardening, mowing and fishing.

He is survived by brothers: Bill Huebner of Taylorville, and Paul J. Huebner of Decatur, IL. Nieces: Roxanne and David Warner of Kincaid, IL, Paula Jo Huebner of Decatur, IL, Kelly Matthews of Decatur, IL., Nephews: Matt Huebner of Taylorville, Andrew Runge of Taylorville, Great Nieces: Jessica O'Connell, Josie Matthews both of Decatur; Great Nephews, Zakkary Warner of Kincaid; and Dalton Runge of Taylorville, several cousins.  Preceded in death by parents; brother: Johnny Huebner

Visitation will be from 9:00am to 11:00am Monday March 5, 2012 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Monday March 5, 2012 at Sutton Memorial home with Pastor Phillip Neumann officiating.  Internment: Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville,IL.  Sign our on line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Edith L. Kocur of Coalton, IL

Edith L. Kocur, 86, of Coalton IL Died on Feb 29, 2012 at the Hillsboro Area Hospital, Hillsboro, IL.  She was born March 16, 1925 in the Nokomis Township to Dominick and Mary (Zueck) Costa.  She married Joseph Frank Kocur Sr. on October 18, 1947 in the St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL.  She was a retired cook.  She was also a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL.

She is survived by son: Joseph Frank Kocur Jr. of Hillsboro, IL; daughters: Kathy (Carl) Baker of Springfield, IL and Roseann (Rusty) Ulrici of Witt, IL; Grandchildren: Randy and Kelley Baker, Danny and Heather Baker, Tim and Jill Ulrici and Rachelle Ulrici. Sister: Betty ( Mike) Pavolka of Nokomis, IL.  She is preceded in death by parents, husband: Joseph Frank Kocur Sr.

Visitation will be from 5:00pm to 8:00pm  Friday March 2, 2012 with a wake Service at 8:00pm at Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis, IL

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am Saturday March 3, 2012 at the St.Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL with Father Dan Willenborg officiating.  Burial: St. Agnes Cemetery, Hillsboro, IL

Arrangements by Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis, IL.  Sign our on line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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