Obits Archives for 2014-11

Thelma J. Babe Wilson of Taylorville

Mrs. Thelma J. “Babe” Wilson, 93, of Taylorville, IL formerly of Bulpitt, IL passed away at 3:15 P.M. Monday, November 24, 2014 in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL

She was born in November 9, 1921 the daughter of William and Edith (Telford) Crane. She married Eugene A. Wilson in 1938 in Centralia, IL and he preceded her in death July 5, 1980.

Mrs. Wilson has lived in Taylorville for the past 22 years, prior to that she lived in Bulpitt for about 50 years. She attended Centralia High School and St. Rita’s Catholic Church. Babe, as she was affectionately known, loved to travel and spend time with her family.

Surviving are 2 daughters Pam (husband Frank) Lanzotti and Gayla (husband LaVerne) Moliske all of Taylorville, IL 6 grandchildren Julie (Mike) Mayer, Cathy (Tad) Craggs, Mick (Lori) Moliske, Leanne Urbina, Anthony Lanzotti, and Andrew Lanzotti along with a sister Beverly Manfucci of Carlyle, IL a brother Howard Crane of Orion, IL and 9 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 brother and 1 sister.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday November 28, 2014 at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, IL. Fr. Alan Hunter will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to services at Masterson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Grade School, Taylorville 422 S Washington St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Taylorville Food Pantry 303 E. Market St. Taylorville, IL 62568

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Betty J. Buzzingham of Taylorville

Betty J. Buzzingham, 81 of Taylorville passed away at 11:30 PM on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Taylorville Care Center.  She was born December 31, 1932 in Witt, IL the daughter of James and Ann (Brownsides) Hampton.  She married Robert Buzzingham on June 29, 1957 in Taylorville, IL. She was a member of the American Legion Post #73 in Taylorville.


She is survived by her husband Robert Buzzingham; Son: Kenneth Koches of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Candice (Bradley) Spent of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Shane Koches, Amanda McMillan, Madison Spent, Ashley Spent; Great Grandchildren: Haley McMillan, Zachary McMillan; Sister: Darlene (Robert) Durbin of Taylorville; Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents; Daughter, Barbara Koches, Brothers, Harold Hampton, Jimmy Hampton, Johnny Hampton, Donny Hampton; Duaghter-In-Law Lila Koches


Funeral services will be held Friday, November 28, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held Friday, November 28, 2014 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home.


Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.


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Margaret Maggie Ann Gebhart of Springfield

Margaret “Maggie” Ann Gebhart died at 4:55 a.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois. She is survived by her mother and stepfather, Cindy and Ralph Woehrmann of Taylorville; Brother Cody (Shawna) Gebhart of Marion, IL; Sister Molly Gebhart Williams of Taylorville; Nephews Cohen and Beckett Gebhart, and Seth Williams. Aunts/Uncles- John and Pennie Crinion of Downers Grove, Rick and Jenny Garinger of Champaign, Bernie and Judy Huelsbusch of Champaign, Tom and Leslie Schroeder of Glenview, Bob and Rebecca Steiner of Taylorville; five cousins Monica and Maureen Crinion, Lauren and Kelly Schroeder and PJ Garinger.


Maggie is preceded in death by her father Paul Arthur Gebhart, grandparents Arthur and Ruby Gebhart and Phillip and Patricia Garinger, and cousins Jeanne Ann Huelsbusch and Angeline Crinion. Maggie will be best remembered for her zest for life. She worked hard to overcome her physical limitations while appreciating all who loved and cared for her. She loved her friends at Christian County Mental Health workshop. She was active in kids are kids Special Olympics (wheelchair racing, ramp bowling, and basketball skills) and lived according to the Special Olympics Oath- “Let me win….But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
Maggie loved her years with Mrs. Freese in High School Choir. Her Churches, Stonington United Methodist Church and later, Trinity Lutheran Church, were the source of strength and nurture for her deep-seeded faith in the saving power of Jesus Christ.


Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. on Sunday, November 23, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Funeral Services will be held Monday, November 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation 1 hour before at 10:00 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville with Pastor Rodney Blomquist Officiating. A visitation will also be held from 10-11 a.m. on Monday before the funeral service at Trinity Lutheran Church, Taylorville.


Memorials may be made to Stonington United Methodist Church 304 N Elm St, Stonington, IL 62567 or Trinity Lutheran Church 1010 N Webster St, Taylorville, IL 62568 or Kids are Kids Special Olympics CO: Ron Pyle 1165 E. Langleyville Rd. Taylorville, IL 62568


Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.


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John N. Tipsword of Taylorville

John N. Tipsword, 78 of Saratoga Springs, NY formerly of Taylorville passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs.

He was born on August 25, 1936 at St. Elmo the son of Lewis Cecil and Earline (Edwards) Tipsword. He married Barbara Jean Bruns on December 23, 1961 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville; she preceded him in death on October 26, 2007. He was also preceded in death by his parents; Brothers, Jack Tipsword and Bob Tipsword.

John grew up in rural Illinois. As a child he lived in Blue Mound and Mt. Auburn. After his marriage to Barbara they settled in Taylorville and raised their family on Brookdale Court. As a young man he loved the racing of stock cars at Macon Speedway, which is where he earned the nickname Big John, Big Bad John. As he grew older he decided to spend more time with his children than racing, he became a great father and enjoyed taking them to tractor pulls. After the death of his wife Barbara, he moved to upstate New York with his daughter and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. During his lifetime he worked at Holland Dairy and ADM. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Taylorville.

Survivors include: Daughter, Brenda (husband, George) Wiederkehr of Schenectady, NY; Son, Jerry (wife, Patty) Tipsword of Edinburg, IL; Grandchildren, Michael Andrew Kopcza, Hans Alexander Wiederkehr and Lars Nathaniel Wiederkehr all of Schenectady, NY; Sister, Gladys Flo (husband, Bobby) Pennington of Mt. Vernon, MO; Sisters in law, Leanna Tipsword of Mt. Auburn, IL and Elssie Tipsword of La Grange, GA; Many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating. Burial will follow at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Friday, from 5:00-7:00 PM at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville. Additional visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM until service time at the church.

Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences for John’s family may be left at www.perfettifuneralhome.com

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Teresa Lynn Oller of Taylorville

Teresa Lynn Oller, 64, of Taylorville, IL died November 14, 2014 at St. Anthony Medical Center, St. Louis, MO.

She was born January 29, 1950 in Manhattan, Kansas the daughter of William Earl and Patricia Nan May Snook. On July 1, 1967 she married Albert Olin Oller in Taylorville. Mrs. Oller retired from the Argenta Oreana School System.

Surviving are her children: Patty Lynn Habib and husband Fred of Versailles, IL, Amy Sue Mathis and husband Troy of Arnold, MO, and David Raymond Oller and wife Terri of Kincaid. Grandchildren: Jake Tucker of Taylorville, Emily Mathis of St. Louis, Sydni Oller of Kincaid, Ben Tucker of Taylorville, Bailee Tucker of Versailles, Zach Mathis of Arnold, MO, Peighton Oller of Kincaid, Carly Mathis of Arnold, MO, and Raylee Oller of Kincaid; Brother: David Falk and wife Janet; Sisters: Jennifer Louise and husband David, Billie Joe O’Hagan and Lori Lea Stegner.

Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, November 22 at the Kincaid Church of God with Rev. Jacob Skelton officiating.

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

Memories of Teresa or condolences to the family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Robert L. Kearney of Taylorville

Robert L. Kearney, 70, of Taylorville, IL died at 9:40 pm Saturday, November 15, 2014 at his residence.

He was born June 5, 1944 in Taylorville, IL the son of Robert K. and Blanche Leone Shanks Kearney. On August 11, 1967 he married Rosemary Moody at the First Baptist Church in Taylorville. Bob graduated from Taylorville High School in 1963 and worked as a tire builder at Firestone in Decatur for 32 years. He enjoyed golfing and fishing and loved his Cubs. He served with the U.S. Army in Germany during the Viet Nam era and was a life member of the Stonington American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Rosemary Kearney of Taylorville; Sons: Shawn Kearney and wife Tammy of Altamont, Robert Kobe and wife Lisa of Champaign, Keith Kearney and wife Michelle of Kincaid and Matthew Kearney and wife Barbara of Taylorville. Grandchildren: Ashley Tappendorph, Casey Kearney, Tanner Williams, Austin Williams, Justin Kobe, Kaylene Girrardi, Ace Kobe, Jessica Kearney, Austin Lee Kearney, Logan Kearney and Brandon Kearney. Great Grandchildren: Karsen Beard, Kirklyn Girrardi, Kaisyn Kobe and one of the way. He is also survived by his best friend Larry Williams. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Joseph Sedlack.

The family will hold private family graveside services at a later date.

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

Memories of Robert or condolences to the family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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William D. Bill Croenne of Taylorville

William D. “Bill” Croenne, 85, of Taylorville, IL died at 9:07 pm Sunday, November 16, 2014 at his residence.

He was born December 22, 1928 in Assumption, IL the son of Leon and Margaret E. Lewis Croenne. On July 1, 1950 he married Lila Lee Lidster at the Methodist Church Parsonage in Taylorville. Bill served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 4495, a past member of the Elks Lodge of Taylorville and was a founding member of the Taylorville Underwater Search and Recovery Team. He was an avid golfer and animal lover. He loved his family and friends and was well loved by everyone Bill liked to party and tell stories. Early in life Bill farmed and later sold cars for Trinity Motors and Bob Ridings in Taylorville.

He is survived by his wife, Lila Croenne of Taylorville; Son: Mark Croenne and wife Rise of Ramond; Daughters: Susie Briggs and husband Jerry of Taylorville and Shannon Croenne and husband John of Taylorville; Grandchildren: Bill Fishel, Kedra Schmedeke and John R. Blakeman; Great Grandchildren: Braxton Schmedeke, Brady Schmedeke, and Beckem Schmedeke. Preceding him in death were his parents, and brothers: Leon Croenne Jr, and August “Tuppie” Croenne.

Funeral Services will be held at 6:00 pm Wednesday at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Wednesday at the Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to: Christian County Animal Shelter, 300 South Baughman Rd., Taylorville, IL 62568.

Memories of Bill or condolences to the family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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E. M. Donna Faber of Springfield

E. M. “Donna” Faber, 88, of Kincaid, IL passed away at 1:15 P.M. Thursday, November 13, 2014 in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

 She was born in Taylorville, IL July 24, 1926 the daughter of James Andrew and Ruby (Owens) Graham.  Donna married Stanley Faber in Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death in 1996.

 Mrs. Faber was a member of Midland United Methodist Church, Kincaid, IL where she was also a member of the Pollyanna group.  She worked for 10 years at Simplicity Flock, in Kincaid, IL and 28 years at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL retiring in 1989.  Donna taught elementary Sunday school at Tovey United Methodist Church for over 30 years.  She loved to bird watch and attend her great-grandchildren’s sporting activities.

 Surviving are a daughter Donna (husband Will) Wake of Rochester, IL., a son Stanley “Jim” (wife Anita) Faber of Marceline, MO., 4 grandchildren Rhonda (husband O.J.) Shambarger of Auburn Hills, MI., Jennifer Brown of Suffolk, VA., Aaron (wife Bridgett) Wake of Rochester, IL., Jason (wife Sara) Wake of Tovey, IL., 5 great grandchildren Lauren and Brianna Wake of Rochester, IL., Zach, Vincent and Lilly Wake of Tovey, IL 1 step grand daughter, 2 brothers John Graham of Virden, IL and Ronald (wife Della) Graham of Bulpitt, IL along with numerous nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Stanley, 2 brothers Otis “Bob” Graham and Eugene Graham and a sister Delores Roseberry.

 Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Midland United Methodist Church, Kincaid, IL.  Rev. Linda Vonck will officiate.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.  Visitation for Mrs. Faber will be held from 5 to 7 P.M. Monday, November 17, in Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid.  Memorials may be made to Midland United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 530, Kincaid, IL. 62540

 

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Iona Evabel Cornell of Taylorville

Iona Evabel Cornell, 96, of Taylorville, Illinois, passed away in her home in the comforting presence of  her family on November 13, 2014. Evabel, daughter of Roy and Lola Allan, was born near Weldon, Illinois, on August 20, 1918. After graduating from Beauty School in 1939, she married Walter E. Cornell, a farmer, from Dewitt. Together, they established themselves in farming near Mt. Auburn where they reared three children. Allan, Gary, and Karen, and remained there until retirement when they moved to Taylorville. Walter preceded her in death in 1985.


Family was the center of her life and she could always be counted on to be available for her children and grandchildren. She will be especially remembered for her “good old fashioned” cooking and bountiful meals. She was a strong and highly principled women who tackled any project of interest to her. Her special interests were gardening, hand quilting, and needlework, stenciling, and refinishing antique furniture.


Survivors include daughter Karen Cornell of Indianapolis; Daughter-in-Law Joan Cornell of Taylorville; Grandson Brent (Janelle) Cornell of Langleyville; Granddaughter Stacey Cornell of Champaign, IL; Great-Grandchildren, Justin (Erika) Cornell, Brian Cornell, Katie Cornell, Julie Lauffenburger, and Wendy (Michael) Ray; Great-Great Grandsons Roman and Leo Cornell; and Niece Beverly Hermann and Nephews David Allan and Lyle Allan.She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband Walter, Sons Allan and Gary, Brother Andrew, and Sister Grace (infancy).


Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with visitation 12:00-2:00, prior to the service. Graveside services will follow at the Dewitt Cemetery in Dewitt, IL. Chaplain Sister Rose McKeown will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Home Health Hospice, 100 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 or Taylorville Emergency Food Pantry, 223 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois


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Anna M. Mazurier of Coalton

Mrs. Anna M. Mazurier formerly of Coalton, Illinois passed away on November 11, 2014, at 5:45 p.m., at Anderson Memorial Hospital in Maryville, Illinois, with her family and close friends by her side.  For the past two years Anna resided at Eden Village Assisted Living in Glen Carbon, Illinois.  Anna was born on February 17, 1919, in Nokomis, Illinois, to John and Nora Taylor.  Anna attended the old Coalton school.  She married Tony A. Mazurier, and they made their lifelong home in Coalton.  Anna was a homemaker, seamstress and dearly loved “Little Grandma” to two grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren.  Although slight in size she possessed an “I can do it” attitude toward anything that came her way.  She loved to garden and being outdoors, she also volunteered for Meals on Wheels and at the Nokomis Nursing Center for many years.   Anna was renowned for her “Gaufe” cookies which she loved making for family and friends during the holidays, this brought her great pleasure.   Anna was preceded in death by her parents John and Nora Taylor, her 2 brothers,  Johnny and Carl, sisters Gracie and DeeDee.  Anna is survived by her only son, Tony Mazurier Jr. and his wife Charlene, her grandson Mark Mazurier and wife Becky, her granddaughter Tammy Dickson and husband Davis, a niece Erma Jean and her husband Roy, her special friends Ruth Ann and Linda whom she adored, and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Funeral service will be held on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home, Nokomis with Father Dan Willenborg officiating . Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Nokomis. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to be made to Meals on Wheels or the ASPCA.            

Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is in charge of arrangements.

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Donna D. Manuel of Taylorville

Donna D. Manuel, 61, of Taylorville, IL died at 12:30 pm Monday, November 10, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

She was born April 6, 1953 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Alvie and Mildred Jordan Prior. On March 30, 1979 she married Gary L. Manuel in Kincaid, IL. Mrs. Manuel was a homemaker and also worked as a Zumba instructor at the Dance Factory, a secretary for Bob Hamer, and was employed with the State of California Department of Corrections as Supervisor of the Grounds Crew.

Surviving is her husband Gary Manuel of Taylorville; Son: Brad Manuel and wife Monnica of Salt Lake City, UT; Grandchildren: Angelica Manuel Lehr and husband Zachary, Isabella Manuel, and Caleb Manuel; Sisters: Karen Foraker and husband Les of Taylorville, Paula Hagen and husband Craig of Taylorville, Phyllis Nation of Taylorville, Judy Saucier of Decatur, Sandy Hott of Everett, WA, and Wanda Elam and husband Steve of Palmer.

The family will be hosting a Memorial Service at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville at 11:00 am Friday, November 14 with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until time of service.

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

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

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Constance E. Connie Buckmire of Taylorville

Constance E. “Connie” Buckmire, 82, of Taylorville, died at 3:25 pm Monday, November 10, 2014 at her residence.

 

She was born January 12, 1932 in Taylorville the daughter of Frank and Grace Elizabeth Coy Tomazic.  On November 21, 1950 she married Philip S. Buckmire in Pekin, IL. Having lived on a farm for many years, Connie thouroughly enjoyed long drives through the country with her husband, admiring the farm ground and animals.  She loved time spent with family, and will always have a special place in her heart for her extended family, the "dinner crew".

She is survived by her husband, Philip, Twin Daughters: Sharon Lee Jamison and husband Mike and Karen Lynn DeMichael and husband Mike of Taylorville; Son: Bruce Buckmire and Companion Shelia Wareham of Owaneco; Sisters: Diana Myers and husband Richard of Taylorville, Fran Lovekamp of Kincaid, and Vicki Wilson and husband Mike of Taylorville; Grandchildren: Camron Jamison and wife Tara, Brent DeMichael and wife Stacey, Shaun Vincent, Susie McClure and husband Scott, and Michelle Klein and husband Seth; Great Grandchildren: Mackenzie Jamison, Jeremy Herman, Kaleb Jamison, Peyton DeMichael, Hudson DeMichael, Hayden DeMichael, and Brayden McClure.  She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Grace Tomazic, Son, David Buckmire, and Sister, Darlene Schneider.

 

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 pm Friday at McClure Funeral Home with Rev. Sarah Wanck officiating.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Friday. Inurnment will take place at 10:00 am Saturday, November 15, at Glenhaven Memorial Gardens, Taylorville.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Memories of Connie or condolences to the family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

 

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Wayne Clark Henley of Tovey

Mr. Wayne Clark Henley, 70, of Tovey, IL passed away at 12:30 P.M. Monday, November 10, 2014 in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

He was born in Taylorville, IL April 9, 1944 the son of Archie C. and Lorena C. (Clark) Henley. Wayne married Aida Louise Llorca July 14, 1968 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, IL.

Mr. Henley graduated from South Fork Community High School, Kincaid. He served as a Sergeant in Korea during the Vietnam War. He retired from Peabody Mine Number #10 near Pawnee after 33 years. Wayne later worked after retirement at Pawnee Lumber Company. Mr. Henley drove a tank in the first Armed Forces Day Parade that Korea allowed the U.S. to participate in. He was a member of U.M.W.A. Local 9819, Kincaid Knights of Columbus council 4446 Kincaid, American Legion Post #905 Kincaid and was a life time member of V.F.W. Post #4495 Taylorville. Wayne served on the Tovey School Board and the Tovey Village Board. He liked traveling out west and to Gulf Shores, AL and loved spending time with his family.

Surviving are his wife Aida Louise Henley of Tovey, IL a son Jeff (wife Stephanie) Henley of Kincaid, IL a daughter Jami (Husband Eric) Jamieson of Springfield, IL 4 grandchildren Curtis Henley, Connor Henley, Zelia Jamieson and Rowan Jamieson, a sister Fern (husband Bob) Chance of Kincaid, IL along with several neices and nephews.

Mr. Henley was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers Harold and Donald.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 14, 2014 in Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, IL. Rev. Chad Foster will officiate. Burial will follow in Bethany Cemetery, rural Edinburg, IL with Military Graveside Rites by the V.F.W. Taylorville. Visitation for Mr. Henley will be held from 5 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday November 13 at Masterson Funeral Home. Please visit his on-line obituary at mastersonfh.com

Memorials in memory of Mr. Wayne Clark Henley may be made to American Legion post #905 – PO Box 371, Kincaid, IL. 62540

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Donald William Nance, Jr. of Kincaid

Donald William Nance, Jr., 38, of Kincaid, IL died at 9:04 am Saturday, November 7, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center.

He was born October 3, 1976 in Taylorville the son of Donald William Sr. and Deborah Sue Henson Nance. On September 25, 2010 he married Stacey Ann McKinnon at the Baptist Church in Kincaid. Donald was a laborer for G.S.I. in Assumption and Taylorville.

Surviving are his wife: Stacey Ann Nance of Kincaid; Daughters: Angela McKinnon and Kelly McKinnon of Kincaid; Father and Step-Mother: Donald and Carol Nance, Sr. of Springfield; Mother: Deborah Sue Nance of Kincaid; Brother: Charles Solomon Nance of Decatur; Sister: Michelle Davis and husband Matthew of Petosi, MO; Step Brothers: Brock Perrine and Paul Perrine of Virden, and Step-Sister: Brandy Perrine of Springfield. There are several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 pm Thursday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

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

Memories of Donald or condolences to the family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Frances E. Barnett of Taylorville

Frances E. Barnett, 64, of Taylorville, IL died at 5:55 am, Monday, November 10, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

She was born March 12, 1950 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of Vincent and Katherine Cavrak DiCapua. Mrs. Barnett was a member and Deaconess at First Baptist Church in Taylorville. She had been employed at R.L. Canning in Springfield and then as a Help Desk Specialist at Department of Human Services in Springfield.

Surviving is her daughter: Lori Michele Friedrichs and husband Scott of Taylorville; Sons: Jason Adam Barnett and fiancée Carly Emerson of Schaumburg and Peter James Barnett and wife Kathy of Schaumburg. There are four Grandchildren: Vincent Friedrichs, Caitlin Friedrichs, Phillip Barnett, and Natalia Barnett; Sister: Mary Breeden of Fredricksburg, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Services will be held at 6:00 pm Wednesday, November 12 at McClure Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Robinson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Funeral Home on Wednesday. Cremation will follow the services. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.

Remembrances of Frances or condolences to the family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Thomas Kendall Tracey, Sr. of Taylorville

Thomas Kendall Tracey, Sr. 82 of Taylorville, IL passed away at 4:25 PM Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born August 28, 1932 in Baltimore, Maryland son of Thomas K. and Mary (Kendall) Thomas.  He married Alma Lee Vance in 1952 in Winchester, VA and she preceded him in death on June 3, 2012.


He is survived by his sons: Thomas K. Tracey, Jr. and wife Jennifer of Taylorville, IL, Steven K. Tracey and companion Cori Reed of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Kendall, Carly and Michael Tracey; Great Grandchildren: Kara and Jarred Tracey. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife and Brother Robert Tracey.


He had retired as a Supervisor after working many years for Peabody Coal.  He had served his Country in the United States Army.  He enjoyed and was very talented with wood working and model airplanes.  Most of all, he loved his family, especially his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.


Private Family Graveside Services will be held at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens with Reverend James Wolfe officiating.


Memorials in his honor may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois


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Virgil August Schmidt of Springfield

Virgil August Schmidt, 77 of Springfield, IL passed away at 4:10 PM on Friday, October 31, 2014 at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, FL.  He was born April 19, 1937 in Cantrall, IL son of Virgil L. and Clara (Bliesner) Schmidt.  He married Shirley Buchter on July 12, 1959 at the Stonington United Methodist Church and she survives him in Springfield.

In addition to his loving wife Shirley, he is survived by his Son: Kevin Schmidt of Chatham, IL and several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.


Virgil had served his Country in the United States Army from 1960 until 1962.  He was an electrician for Fiatt and later for Horace Mann Insurance Company.  He loved to collect toy tractors and fix bicycles for kids.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially feeding the birds and other animals in his yard.  A “Snow Bird” of Florida for the past 3 years, he was very active with the Senior Center and loved to travel.  He was also a member of the Jerome United Methodist Church.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL and from 9:00 AM until the time of services on Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Jerome United Methodist Church in Springfield, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, November 10, 2014 at the Jerome United Methodist Church in Springfield, IL with Pastor Paul Black officiating.  Burial with full Military Rites will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton, IL.


Memorials in his honor may be made to the Jerome United Methodist Church, 1570 Reed Avenue, Springfield, IL 62704 and will be received by the Sutton Memorial Home.


Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.


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Debra Kay Wicks of Taylorville

Debra Kay Wicks, 66, of Taylorville, IL died at 12:19 am Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at her residence.

She was born February 23, 1948 in Joliet, IL the daughter of Marshall G. and Mary Irene Churchill Grissom. She was raised from an infant by her Grandparents, Pete and Maude Hoeller and her Guardian Mother, Shirley Porter. On November 26, 1983 she married Marvin Wicks and he preceded her in death on April 30, 2014. Mrs. Wicks was a homemaker and a member of Women of the Moose in Taylorville. She enjoyed life and particularly enjoyed motorcycles, boating, going to her lake lot, Poker Runs and going to the Thunderbird Lounge.

Surviving are her son: Rick Rueff and wife Amy of Decatur, IL; Daughter: Lori Kobe of Taylorville; 6 grandchildren: Brittny Rueff, Megan Marie Rueff, Courtney Lee McKinney and husband Phillip, Justin Kobe, Kaylene Girardi, Ace Kobe; 6 Great Grandchildren: Easton Zepin, Kynidee Rueff, Landon Windell, Brantley McKinney, Kaisyn Kobe, and Kirklyn Girardi. Mother: Irene Grissom of Morton, IL; Brother: Dennis Grissom of Pekin, IL and Sisters: Carol Presnell and husband Jack of Pana and Judy Hubble of Kenny, IL; Loving companion and Niece: Sherri Kendle. She was preceded in death by her Daughter, Kathy Pearse, Brother: Marshall Grissom and Sister Patricia Carol. Father, Grandparents, and Guardian Mother;

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, November 6, 2014 at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until time of service in the Funeral Home on Thursday.

Memories of Debra or condolences to the family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Donna Genette Adams of Raymond

Donna Genette Adams, 67, of Raymond, IL died at 8:25 pm Monday, November 3, 2014 at her residence.

She was born April 10, 1947 in Hall Summit, Louisiana, the daughter of Joseph Albert and Zeola Carter Griffin. On January 22, 1966 she married David Samuel Adams in Haughton, Louisiana. Mrs. Adams was the Director of Medical Records at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL prior to her retirement. She was a member of the Raymond Baptist Church. Donna enjoyed reading, travelling, working in her church and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband: David S. Adams of Raymond; Son: Richard S. Adams and wife Dawna of Kincaid; Daughter: Rhonda Kay Pruitt and husband Rex of Taylorville. Grandchildren: Nicole Adams, David Adams, Zachary Adams, Amanda Adams, Olivia Pruitt, and Rexton Pruitt. Sister: JoAnn Heady and husband Jim of Shreveport, Louisiana. She is also survived by a good friend, Sandy Harris of Benton, LA who was with her through her illness

Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday, November 6, 2014 at Grace Baptist Church in Raymond.

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

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

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Christine M. Wilson of Taylorville

Christine M. Wilson, 63 of Taylorville passed away at 5:58 AM on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital surrounded by her loving family.  She was born February 24, 1951 in Chicago daughter of Walter and Jean (Patience) Dec.  She married Richard T. Wilson on August 16, 1975 and they later re-married on January 4, 2007.


Chris had received her B.S. from Northern Illinois University and her M.S. from the University of Illinois at Springfield.  She taught Home Economics and later became a Guidance Counselor in the Mt. Auburn High School from 1980 to 1987 and then at the Carlinville High School from 1987 until her retirement in 2007.  She was the Founder of Missions for Taylorville, served as moderator of her church and was President of the Christian Fellowship at Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville, where she was a member.  She was an avid reader and helped lead two book club groups.  She had taught a Yoga class and enjoyed quilting.


In addition to her loving husband Richard of Taylorville, she is survived by her daughters: Laura (Steve) Benson of Mount Vernon, NY; Heather (Jeb) Odam of Taylorville, IL and Maureen (Arby) Wise of Carlinville, IL; Grandchildren: Robert and John Benson, Ava and Baron Odam, Ella and Beau Wise; Mother: Jean Dec of Bloomingdale, IL; Brothers: John Dec of Bloomingdale, IL; Tom Dec of River Grove, IL and Jeff (Mary) Dec of Bloomingdale, IL; Her Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Richard and Jean Wilson of Taylorville, IL and many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her father: Walter Dec.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Friday, November 7, 2014 at the Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville, IL.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville, IL with Reverend Bill Kerns officiating.  Private family inurnment will follow at a later date.


Keeping with Chris’s wishes the family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be given to the Davis Memorial Christian Church, 1500 West Franklin Street, Taylorville, Il 62568.


Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.


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

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Nilda L. Adams of Decatur

Nilda L. Adams, 69 of Mt. Auburn passed away at 1:38 PM, Friday, October 31, 2014 at Fair Haven Christian Home in Decatur, IL.  She was born October 16, 1945 in Gillespie, IL daughter of Herbert and DeEtt (Walker) Krieger.  She married Russell Adams on February 20, 1965 in Gillespie and he survives her in Mt. Auburn. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Mt. Auburn, and the Lutheran Church in Gillespie earlier in life.  She loved to volunteer at Fair Haven Christian Home for numerous years.

In addition to her husband of 49 years, Russell, she is survived by her Brothers: John (Ann) Krieger of Winder, GA; Calvin Krieger of Yelm, WA; Lyle (Cathy) Krieger of Walshville, IL; Step-Brother, Wayne (Pat) Krieger of Gillespie, IL; Step-Sister, Wanda Wetherington of Dorchester, IL  and numerous Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 10:00-11:00 AM at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Sutton Memorial Home with Pastor James Jones officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn. 

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

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL

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

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