Obits Archives for 2015-09

Christopher Thomas Smith of Dearborn, Michigan

Christopher Thomas Smith, 31, of Detroit, Michigan died September 28, 2015 in Michigan.  He was born October 19, 1983 in Dearborn, Michigan the son of Robert and Sue Jane Weil Smith, Jr. Chris was a 2001 graduate of Northville High School where he played football all four years including three on the Varsity Team.  He went on to earn a Bachelor’s of Business degree from Eastern Michigan University.  His two greatest joys were University of Michigan football and his niece and nephews.

Surviving are his parents: Robert E. and Sue Jane Smith of Northville, Michigan, Brother: Robert III and wife Bridget of Royal Oaks, MI; niece and nephews: Declan Smith, Riley Smith, Sullivan Smith and Finnegan Smith all of Royal Oaks, MI.  Grandparents: Bob and Dolores Smith of Stonington, IL. Also surviving are Aunts and Uncles: Debi Penning and husband John of Springfield, Michael Smith of Lacrosse, WI, Judy Willard and husband Robert of Springfield, IL and Thomas Weil and wife Irene of San Antonio, TX. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Paul and Ruth Weil.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, October 3 at Old Stonington Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Bob Howard and Rev. Randy Matthews officiating.  Burial will be in Old Stonington Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 pm until time of service in the Church on Saturday.

McClure Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

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Helen Hanauer of Taylorville

Helen Hanauer, 104, of Taylorville, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 12:55 a.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. She was born December 5, 1910 in Raymond, IL, the Daughter of Frank and Mary (Held) Luking. She married Harlan Hanauer on May 22, 1935 in Raymond, IL and he later preceded her in death on March 13, 1987. She was a retired clerk from Montgomery Ward, and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.

She is survived by her Daughter: Barbara Lankford of Taylorville, IL; Son: William H. Hanauer of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Renee Singleton of Indianapolis, IN; Lisa Hays and Companion Rick Downing of Taylorville, IL; Christine (Todd) Norris of Taylorville, IL; Seven Great-Grandchildren; One Great-Great Grandchild; Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, husband Harlan three sisters Amelia Weerts, Grace Reents; Marie Thompson and a brother William Luking.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Father Mariadas Chatla officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL. Visitation will be held Thursday, October 1, 2015 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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

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Lois May Butcher of Springfield

Lois May Butcher, 81, of Springfield, IL formerly of Mt. Auburn, IL, passed away Friday, September 25, 2015 at 5:00 a.m. at St. Josephs Home in Springfield, IL. She was born September 10, 1934 in Edinburg, IL, the Daughter of Albert and Laura (Weeden) Yeaman. She graduated from Edinburg High School in 1946. She attended cosmetology school in Springfield, IL. On July 26, 1953 she married Robert E. Butcher of Mt. Auburn, IL at the Christian Church parsonage in Taylorville, IL; they were married for 61 years. Lois farmed with her husband, Robert “Bob”, in Mt. Auburn community until their retirement in 2008. A hi-light for her farming career was learning to drive a semi which she named “The Grape Ape” at the age of 67. Lois was a 50 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Kedron Chapter #536 serving as it’s Worth Matron three times. She was a member of the Mt. Auburn Nite Unit HCEA and served on the board of the Christian County HCEA and the Illinois State Board of HCEA. Lois was also a member of the Springfield Civic Garden Club and a member of Mt. Auburn Church of Christ. When she wasn’t farming, Lois loved to keep busy especially enjoying gardening, sewing, quilting, arts n crafts projects, reading a good book and going antiquing.   

She is survived by her husband, Bob, three sons Mark (Stephanie), Greg (Jane), Wade and one Daughter, Karen (Travis) Wood. Her 12 Grandchildren; Klayton(Amanda) Butcher, Emily (Jacob) Krause, Sarah (Daniel) Welch, Katherine (Daniel) Stierwalt, Savannah, Riley, Chloe, Madeline, Hunter and Grace Butcher, Carson and Cade Day. Her twin brother, Lyle Yeaman and Several Nieces and Nephews. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers and sister-in-Laws Fred and Anita Yeaman, William “Bill” and Ruth “Poofy” Yeaman, half brother, Mike Shears, one grandson Kyle Butcher, one nephew Wesley Yeaman and one great nephew Adam Yeaman.  

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2015 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville Order of the Eastern Star rights will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph’s Home 3306 S. 6th St. Springfield, IL 62703 or the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718

 Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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Grace L. Falco of Taylorville

Grace L. Falco, 87, of Taylorville, IL died at 4:00 am Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Meadow Manor Nursing Home, Taylorville.

Arrangements are incomplete at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville, IL.

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Michael Mike Wright of Taylorville

Michael “Mike” Wright, 54, of Taylorville, passed away on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 5:40 a.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born in Springfield, IL, the Son of Maron and Roberta (Lee) Wright. He married Tracey Duer, the love of his life, over 30 years ago on December 15, 1984, in Taylorville, IL. He worked for Central Illinois Asphalt, Jim Stepp Homes and was also the owner of Wright Brothers Garage Door Specialists. Michael was a faithful witness of Jehovah for 39 years. He was a master woodworker and he built numerous homes in the area including his own that he designed with his wife. He loved working for the many customers who needed garage doors and operators. Michael enjoyed everything that he put his hands to. He loved everyone, and everyone loved and appreciated him. Michael fought a courageous battle against colorectal cancer for over seven years. He was an inspiration for all who knew him. He was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Taylorville.

He is survived by his Wife: Tracey; Son: Aaron Wright of Taylorville; Parents Maron and Roberta Wright of Riverton; Sister: Lesa (Harold) Murphy of Indianapolis; Theresa (Allen) Johnson of Taylorville; Cordelia Miller of Springfield; Johanna (Daniel) Kiesow of Taylorville; Brother: Mark (Cathy) Wright of De Land, IL; Chris (Lisa) Wright of Taylorville; Sam (Dawne) Wright of Taylorville. Thirty-five Nieces and Nephews. Twenty-one Great Nieces and Nephews. Numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents and his Nephew Benjamin Murphy. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 1:30 until the time of the Memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 3540 Lincoln Tr. Taylorville, IL 62568with Travis Miller officiating. Private family inurnment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville at an earlier date.

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

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

 

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Holly Ann Stephens of Taylorville

Holly Ann Stephens, 59 of Taylorville passed away at 3:41 AM on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born on August 9, 1956 at Mt. Carroll, Illinois the daughter of Lawrence “Harp” and Margaret Irwin. Holly married Michael J. Stephens on June 17, 1995 at Morrisonville. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Holly was a homemaker and enjoyed reading. She was actively involved with the PTA during her children’s school years

Survivors: Husband, Michael J. Stephens of Taylorville, IL; Daughter, JoAnne Marie (husband, Glen) Thomas of Kincaid, IL; Sons, Brett Lawrence Irwin (companion, Kendra) and Derek Michael Stephens both of Taylorville, IL; Grandson, Camdon Irwin of Taylorville, IL; 1 Aunt and several cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating. Burial will follow at Anderson Cemetery, Palmer. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1:00 PM until time of service at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to Taylorville High School FFA or Taylorville American Legion Post 73.

Condolences to her family may be left at www.perfettifuneralhome.com

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

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Benny James Ben Wattelet of Shawnee Mission, KS

Benny James “Ben” Wattelet, 79, of Shawnee Mission, KS died at 5:55 pm Saturday, September 12, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center in Merriam, KS following a long and brave battle against Alzheimer’s disease.  He was born May 27, 1936 in Stonington, IL, the eldest son of Benny and Velma Campbell Wattelet.

Throughout his life, Ben always thought of those less fortunate. He supported numerous charities, including St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, The Alzheimer’s Association, The Salvation Army and The Mayo Clinic, following their care of his beloved wife, Dorothy.  He loved fishing with his father, meals with his mother, evenings with his wife, driving around and talking with his son, and “closing a restaurant down” with his daughters. A lifelong supporter of the arts, Ben played the clarinet as a teen and enjoyed classical music his whole life. He always ensured his family was exposed to theatrical and musical performances.

An inspiring example of hard work, from newspaper boy to dishwasher at The Blue Mill to beloved member of the Taylor Pharmaceuticals leadership team, he never forgot the value of spending time with and caring for family. On August 27, 1971 he married the love of his life, Dorothy Burnett, in Decatur, IL. Together, they were members of the People’s Church of God in Decatur, IL; Clark’s River Baptist Church in Symsonia, KY; and Joy Assembly Church in Stonington, IL.

Ben was a proud alumnus of Millikin University and avid follower of the stock market. His favorite movie was “A Christmas Story,” not only because of his childhood similarities to “Ralphie,” but because he also went on to see himself in “The Old Man.” He had a laugh and smile that people remembered, even in his final days.  His genuine, lovable spirit was infectious, even to “granddog” Leo, who would shake with excitement whenever he saw him.

We were blessed to learn many memorable lessons from Ben during his 79 years, including: Step lively. Don’t let anyone know you love animals (but secretly shower them with affection when no one is looking). Give to every charity that asks. Don’t quit a job until you already have another one.  When playing restaurant with your kids, skip the plastic peas and order a Manhattan. Be adventurous with food but never eat at a buffet. Stay up for Carson. Dress to impress. Save everything, and file it well.  And take on life’s challenges with grace and dignity.

Ben’s spirit is carried on by his brother David Wattelet of Clinton, MO; son Kris Wattelet and wife Kathleen of Minneapolis, MN; daughters Maureen Wattelet of San Diego, CA and Andrea Weinfurt of Kansas City, MO; and sister-in-law Eloise (Charles) Crowell. He is also survived by three granddaughters:  Jessica (Justin) Evans, Jolene Wattelet and Gabrielle (Jesse) Snyder, and two great-grandchildren:  Toby and Savannah Evans. His parents, youngest brother Ronald, and wife Dorothy preceded him in death.

Visitation services will be from 5:00 pm — 7:00 pm Friday, September 18, 2015 at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, September 19, 2015 at McClure Funeral Home, with Rev. Tim Moats and Rev. Kris Wattelet officiating.  Burial will be in Old Stonington Cemetery.

McClure Funeral Home of Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association-Heart of America Chapter.

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Marcella E. Lush of Morrisonville

Marcella E. Lush, 86, of Morrisonville, died at 5:50 pm Friday, September 11, 2015 at Hillsboro Rehabilitation and Health Care.

She was born December 8, 1928 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Rudolph Francis and Anna Margaret Brendle Herkert.  On October 24, 1953 she married Joe P. Lush at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.  Mrs. Lush was a farmwife her entire life. Marcella was known as an accomplished seamstress and she loved flowers, but her greatest love was her family.

Surviving are her husband Joe of Morrisonville; Children: Wanda Moore of Morrisonville, Dennis Lush and wife Joyce of Taylorville, Brenda Whalen and companion Jim Beaty  and Christine Lush all of Morrisonville, Ronald Lush and wife Doris of Kincaid and Martha Neal and husband Sam of Pawnee.  There are 15 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 Sisters: Theresa Atkinson, Madonna Herkert and Frances Cocagne and a Brother: Rudolph “Rudy” Herkert.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, September 18 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Monsignor David Lantz officiating.  Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Thursday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville.

McClure Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials for Marcella may be made to: Shriners Hospital for Children, S.I.U. School of Medicine or charity of the donor’s choice.

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

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Dwight Rozplochowski of Taylorville

Dwight Rozplochowski, 69, of Taylorville, passed away Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at his residence. He was born January 4, 1946 in South Bend, IN, the Son of Henry and Rose (Sims) Rozplochowski. He married Pamela Brown on May 6, 1967 in Taylorville, IL and she later preceded him in death on August 29, 2010. He retired as a coal miner at Freeman Mine. 

He is survived by his Daughters: Samantha (Anthony) Barstow of Kincaid, IL, Danielle Cunningham of Kincaid, IL; Sons: Jesse Rozplochowski of Taylorville, IL and Douglas Rozplochowski of Taylorville, IL; seventeen Grandchildren; Fifteen Great-Grandchildren; Brothers: Henry Rozplochowski of the Philippines; Ernie (JoAnn) Waite of Tovey, IL; Roger (Becky) Waite of Louisville, KY; Robert (Claudette) Waite of the Philippines; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by  his Parents, Wife, Daughter: Beverly Jean Murphy, Son: John Wayne Rozplochowski; Grandchildren: Drake Rozplochowski, Riley Coash and Scott Douglas Rozplochowski;  Brother: Charles Ross. 

Memorial Services are pending. For information about the services call Samantha at 217-820-1495. Graveside Services will be held on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with military graveside services

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

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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Charles Richard Rick Meadows of Kincaid

Charles Richard “Rick” Meadows, 69, of Kincaid, IL died at 10:23 pm Friday, September 11, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, IL.

He was born February 9, 1946 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Earl M. and Mary M. Enlow Meadows. On June 6, 1964 he married Grace J. Smith at Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville. Mr. Meadows was a retired rural postal carrier retiring in 2008. He was a navy veteran of the Viet Nam Era and was a member of the Kincaid American Legion. He was also a member of Hilltop Coin Club in Hillsboro and enjoyed fishing, hunting, baking pies, metal detecting and spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife Grace Meadows of Kincaid; Children: Lorrie Foor and husband Robert L. Jr. of Taylorville and Richard Leroy Meadows and wife Diane of Chatham; 3 Grandchildren: Jeanette Scherer and companion Billy Reber, Phillip Foor and wife Megan and Sydney Meadows; 9 Great Grandchildren: Riley Aten, Reiss Aten, Preston Reber, Payson Reber, Meah Scherer, Macy Scherer, Shea Scherer, Robby LeCates and Aaron LeCates; Brother: Earl “Sonny” Meadows and wife Carol of Springfield. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandson Donald Scherer.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, September 17, 2015 at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville with Pastor Fred Prince officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held fom 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Wednesday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville.

McClure Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be sent to: Kincaid American Legion Kitchen Fund, 800 Railroad St., Kincaid, IL 62540.

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

 

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Mary E. Taylor of Kincaid

Mrs. Mary E. Taylor, 84, of Kincaid, IL passed away at 12:58 AM Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

Mary was born in Stonington, IL February 11, 1931 the daughter of William H. and Effie M. (Tabor) Bough. She married Louis H. “Bo” Taylor on December 26, 1953 in Pana, IL. Mr. Taylor preceded her in death on May 24, 1988.

Mrs. Taylor formerly operated Scrubby’s in Langleyville, IL; Mary’s Place in Kincaid, IL; she had previously worked as a Home Healthcare Provider, worked at Meadow Manor, and Smith’s Nursing Home both in Taylorville. She loved spending time with her family and helping raise everyone else’s kids too.

Surviving are her children Cheryl (husband Dick) Peat of Tovey, IL Ada Tanner (companion John Sebben) of Tovey, IL Louise (husband John) Perozzo of Kincaid, IL Susan Wolfe of Jeisyville, IL Tammy (husband George) Wilson of Kincaid, IL Richard Taylor (companion Debbie Edwards) of KY Frank “Frankie Bo” (wife Malissa) Taylor of Taylorville, IL along with 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, several step-grand and great grandchildren, a brother Richard (wife Anita) Bough of Indianola, Iowa and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Louis “Bo”, a son Ricky Lee Taylor in 2008, 2 sisters Margaret Brown and Dorothy Laughlin, and 3 brothers William “Bill”, Frank and Lester Bough.

Visitation for Mary Taylor will be held from 6 to 8 P.M. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid. Funeral services will follow the visitation with Rev. Chad Foster officiating. Burial with family will be held later at Bethany Cemetery, next to her husband and son, in rural Edinburg, Illinois. You may visit her on-line obituary at www.mastersonfh.com

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Russel W. "Bill" Carls, Jr. of Taylorville

 

Russell W. “Bill” Carls, Jr., 83, of Taylorville, IL died at 7:02 am Thursday, September 10, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

 

He was born October 21, 1931 in Beardstown, IL the son of Russell William and Olive Elizabeth Langden Carls, Sr.  Bill and his brother Bob worked together in partnership as farmers in the Edinburg and Stonington areas for many years.  He was a Navy Veteran, member of Stonington American Legion and was past president of the Illinois American Agricultural Movement.  He was one of the many farmers that drove their tractors in the “Tractorcade” protest to Washington, DC in the 70’s.  He was also a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Bill married Lorraine Henrietta Wattelet on November 26, 1950 in Stonington, IL. She preceded him in death on October 19, 1985.  He then married Delores V. “Dee” Brown on August 1, 1988 at Thorn Chapel Church in Arkansas.  She preceded him in death this past August 8, 2015.

 

Surviving are his Sons: Kirk Carls and wife Laura of Springfield and Matt Carls and wife Tracey of Edinburg; Daughter: Annie O’Leary and husband Mike of Temple, TX; Grandchildren: Michael O’Leary and wife Jeanie, Jenny King, Marti Carls, Sarah Durham, Danielle Durham, Dustin Carls and wife Miranda and Shilyn Grossmann and husband Jacob; Brother: Bob Carls and wife Deloris of Stonington; Step-Children: Jay Brown of Highland, Kim Brown and wife Janet Gaither of Blue Mound and Teresa Phillips and husband Greg of Taylorville; Step-Grandchildren: Jake Phillips and wife Trisha, Lori Horn and husband Brad, Lana Casica and husband Tim, Jason Brown and wife Michelle, Jackie Wiedulilt and husband Andy and Jake Phillips and wife Trisha. There are 9 Great Grandchildren and 11 Step-Great Grandchildren and 12 Nieces and Nephews.  Bill was preceded in death by his parents, 2 wives, and two daughters: Christine Goby and Nancy King.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, September 14 at McClure Funeral Home with Monsignor David Lantz officiating.  Burial with Military Honors by Stonington American Legion Post will take place in Old Stonington Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Sunday in McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville.

 

McClure Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

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

 

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Sandra Frances Homer of Taylorville

Sandra Frances Homer, 76, of Taylorville, IL formerly of Springfield, died at 9:41 am Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at her residence.

She was born January 8, 1939 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of John and Ella Hummell Freese.  Sandra was a homemaker and loved birds, cats and her flowers. 

Surviving are her daughters: Debbie Danenberger and companion Greg Wilson of Edinburg and Kay Chandler and husband Bill of Springfield; 5 Grandchildren: Lisa Stoeckel and husband Kevin of Springfield, Carrie Davis and companion James Assad of Taylorville, Jeremy Danenberger and wife Hillary, Candee Jean Arvin and David Noblett all of Springfield; 6 Great Grandchildren: Jakob Stoeckel and Emily Stoeckel both of Springfield, Cole Perry of Taylorville, Terran Danenberger and Alayna Danenberger both of Oklahoma City, OK and Lauren Danenberger of Springfield; 3 Sisters: Sydney Brewer of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Cynthia Sheppard and husband Pete of Taylorville and Bonnie McKinnon of Union, MO.  She was preceded in death by her parents, son: Randy Homer and Son-in-Law: Danny Danenberger

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, September 14 at First United Methodist Church in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Animal Protective League in Springfield, IL or the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville.

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

McClure Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Myrtle Elizabeth Milewski of Taylorville

Myrtle Elizabeth Milewski, 92, of Taylorville, IL died at 10:05 pm, Monday, September 7, 2015 in Farmington, IL.

She was born July 14, 1923, in Georgetown, IL, the daughter of Clarence and Carrie Camp Lanter.  On March 10, 1946, she married Edward Joseph Milewski in Georgetown, IL.  He preceded her in death on August 2, 2003.  Mrs. Milewski was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville and was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.  She was a driver’s license examiner with the Secretary of States Office in Taylorville for 10 years. She was a telephone operator during World War II and the post war years. She assisted her husband in an accounting business in Taylorville for many years.

Surviving are her daughters: Martha Copple and husband David of Hanna City, IL and Dr. Rita Milewski of Philadelphia, PA.  Grandchildren: Matthew Joseph Copple and wife Nancy, Timothy John Copple, Christopher Julian Copple and Benjamin James Copple and wife Stephanie. Great grandchildren: Daniel Edward Copple, Elizabeth Ann Copple and one on the way. Niece; Vicki Miller of Chandler, AZ She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, John Roy Lanter and nephew John Gary Lanter.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am Friday, September 11 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Monsignor David Lantz officiating.  Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Thursday at McClure Funeral Home, and 9:00 – 9:45 am in the Funeral Home on Friday. A Prayer Service will be held at 4:30 pm in the Funeral Home on Thursday. McClure Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be made to: St. Mary’s Catholic School, Catholic Daughters of the Americas or the Taylorville Park District.

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

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Vivian Kay Durbin of Taylorville

Vivian Kay Durbin, 71, of Taylorville, IL died at 2:58 pm Monday, September 7, 2015 at her daughter’s home.

She was born February 4, 1944 in Vandalia, IL the daughter of Thomas and Dorothy L. Jay Warren.  On August 19, 1983 she married Loren Durbin in Denver, CO.  Vivian was a caregiver and had been employed at Woolworths. 

She is survived by her husband: Loren Durbin of Kincaid; Children: Tina Hamm and companion David Morrissey of Taylorville, Tammy Lytle of Pittsburg, MO, Patty Ingram and husband Larry of Toledo, IL, Robby Willis of Seattle, WA and James Willis of Modesto, CA; Step-Children: Randy Durbin and Angie Durbin both of Springfield; Sister: Carol Daniels and husband Dan of Harvel, IL; Brother: Jimmy Warren of Galesburg, IL and Danny; Sister-in-law: Angie Johnson of Highland, IL.  There are 9 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Daughter: Robin Lynn Willis; Brother: Joe Warren, Richard Warren, Gene Warren and Bruce Warren; Sisters: Joyce Mendenhall, Glenda Glasscock and Judy Mitchell.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, September 10, at McClure Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Robinson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 9 at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.

McClure Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Vivian or condolences to the family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  

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Dennis W. Garrett of Taylorville

Dennis W. Garrett, 67, of Taylorville, passed away Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 12:45 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born February 3, 1948 in Pana, IL, the Son of Walter Garrett and Caroline Elizabeth (Tudor) Brinkman. He married Jayne Perkins on May 29, 1971 in Pana, IL. He was the Executive Vice President for the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois and was a graduate of Millikin University. Dennis was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville, the Past President of the Taylorville YMCA and was a member of the Taylorville Optimist Club.

He is survived by his Wife: Jayne; Daughters: Kristen (Joe) Zueck of Georgia and Megan (Drew) Cofty of Georgia; Son: Nathan (Jennifer) Garrett of Indiana; Grandchildren: Caroline and Henry Zueck; June and Beau Cofty; Davis Garrett; Brother: Don Garrett of Tennessee; Many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Mother Caroline, Father Walter and Sister Barbara Fitzsimmons.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville 200 S. Walnut St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Mooseheart Charities 155 S. International Dr. Mooseheart, IL 60539-1100

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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Mary Louise Beck of Taylorville

Mary Louise Beck, 87, of Taylorville, passed away Friday, September 4, 2015 at 8:56 p.m. at her residence  in Taylorville. She was born April 24, 1928 in Taylorville, IL, the Daughter of Everett and Gladys (Sanders) Reber. She married Edward Green on September 25, 1947 and then he later preceded her on January 21, 1989 then she married John Beck on May 7, 1994 and then he later preceded her on January 23, 2013.  She worked as a homemaker

She is survived by her Brothers: Robert Reber of Pekin, IL; James (Lois) Reber of Louisville, KY; Thomas (Rita) Reber of Palm Harbor, FL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Dorothy Repscher.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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John A. Westbrook of Taylorville

John A. Westbrook, 45, of Taylorville, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 4:13 p.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born October 7, 1969 in Joliet, IL, the Son of John and Pat Westbrook. He worked as a plumber.

He is survived by his Parents: John and Pat Westbrook; Sister: Dawn Marie Westbrook-Whitlow of Brookston, IN; Brothers: Michael Westbrook of Pocatello, ID; Joseph (Demetria) Westbrook of Chandlerville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor George Garnot officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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Sidney Vidmar of Taylorville

Sidney Vidmar, 81, of Taylorville, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 9:20 p.m. at Gowin Parc in Pana. She was born January 12, 1934 in Taylorville, IL; the daughter of James and Gretchen (Lockard) Daykin. She married Don P. Vidmar on May 19, 1951 at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville, IL; he preceded her in death on June 19, 2015. She was a homemaker, and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville.

She is survived by her son: Danny (Brenda) Vidmar of Taylorville; daughter: Sheree (Richard) Darner of Lake Forest, CA; grandchildren:Danny Don (Traci) Vidmar of Clinton, IL, Megan (Companion Dan Renek) Vidmar of Taylorville, IL and Jason Darner of Lake Forest, CA;sister: Judith (Chuck) Owens of Taylorville; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Patsy Thorn and brother Gary Daykin.

Private family services were held on Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home, in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at P.O. Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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

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