Obits Archives for 2017-01

Jonne Louise Welton

Jonne Louise Welton, 79 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 6:25 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Taylorville. She was born on October 29, 1937 in Ashland, OH the Daughter of Ralph and Gladys (Ricker) Worst. She graduated from Ashland Highschool and Business College in Omaha, NE. Jonne worked for the Federal Government in Washington D.C. as a librarian and she later worked for Standard Mutual Insurance Company in Springfield, IL for 29 years until retirement.

Surviving are her Sisters: Judy (Bob) Baldridge of Arizona, Janet Fackler of Ohio; Life Long Friend: Loretta Luttrell, Extended family: Darlene Collebrusco, Nancy Andrews, and Joyce Woods; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents and Brother Phil Worst.

It was Jonne’s wish to be cremated and there will be a graveside service at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

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

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John G. Kohl

 

John G. Kohl, 78 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 1:07 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on December 25, 1938 in Bolivia, IL the Son of Irvin Kohl and Ruth (Hartsock) Doyle. He married Carol Afrecht Truax on December 7, 1973 in Edinburg Christian Church in Edinburg, IL. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, he worked in construction and he was a T.V. repairman. John was a member of the Edinburg Christian Church and the NRA.

Surviving are his Wife: Carol Kohl of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Lisa Marlene Kohl of Edinburg, IL; Son Kenneth Wayne Truax of Edinburg, IL; Grandchildren: Amanda (Jarrod) Pasquale of Edinburg, IL; Zachary (Angela) Lancaster of Stonington, IL; Lealah Truax of Edinburg, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Malachi Truax of Edinburg, IL; Riley Jo Lancaster of Stonington, IL; Landyn Pasquale of Edinburg, IL; Ryanne Lancaster of Stonington, IL; Sister: Ruth Ann Powell of Rochester, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: Harvey and Leroy Kohl.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10:00-1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Dan Spruell officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with military graveside honors.

Memorials may be made to Edinburg Christian Church 305 W Washington St, Edinburg, IL 62531

 

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

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Verne LeRoy Fulk

 

Verne LeRoy Fulk, 85, of Assumption passed away at 1:45 P.M. on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Taylorville. He was born on March 25, 1931 Decatur, the son of Verne Wheeler and Mildred Mae (Harper) Fulk. He married Shirley Lee Cearlock on February 26, 1950 in Moweaqua and she preceded him in death on January 11, 1998. LeRoy was a lifetime farmer and BoJac seed dealer. He was also a member of the Christian County Pork Producers and the Decatur Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his children: Gary Fulk (Nancy) of Assumption, Sandy Harper (Dave) of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Nancy Bennett (Mark) of Bethany, and Alan Fulk (Melissa) of Stonington; grandchildren: Elizabeth Blondis (Craig) of Memphis, Tennessee, Ben Fulk (Wendy) of Seymour, Lindsey Holler (Ryan) of Decatur, Adam Sperry (Shayla) of Lacon, Claire Fulk of St. Louis, Missouri, and Wilson Fulk, Jack Fulk, Karly Fulk, and Chloe Fulk all of Stonington; great grandchildren: Charlotte Blondis and Graham Blondis of Memphis, Taylor Fulk of Seymour, Landen Sperry, and Shilar Sperry both of Lacon; brothers: Robert Fulk (Janet) of Hoschton, Georgia, and Richard Fulk of Arlington Heights. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

A private family graveside service will be held at the West Side Cemetery in Moweaqua. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of LeRoy, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Douglas L. Garwood

 

Douglas L. Garwood, 72, of Stonington passed away at 3:44 P.M. on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 8, 1944 in Taylorville, the son of Harold L. and Lillian (Kerns) Garwood. He married Alice Elizabeth “Betsy” Stout on August 25, 1973 in State College, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Stonington High School in 1962. In 1966 he earned his B.S. in Agricultural Science and in 1968 his M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Illinois, where he was a member of Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity. He received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Penn State University in 1973. He then served as faculty at Penn State as an Associate Professor, teaching plant breeding and also conducting sweet corn research. In 1980, he and Betsy returned to Stonington to join the family Golden Harvest seed corn and soybean business, Garwood Seed Company, and he continued to remain active in agriculture throughout his lifetime. He always enjoyed keeping up to date on scientific, economic, and agricultural trends and sharing his knowledge with others. He was a member of the Christian County Farm Bureau, Illinois Corn Growers Association, and was active with the Christian County Extension Office. He was a member of Old Stonington Baptist Church and served as secretary and treasurer of the Old Stonington Cemetery Association for many years. He was a fan of Illini and Penn State sports and the St. Louis Cardinals. Most of all he was a kind, thoughtful, and loving son, husband, father, and grandfather.

Doug is survived by his wife: Betsy Garwood of Stonington; son: Mark Garwood (Candice) of Canton, Michigan; daughter: Karen McMeel (Michael) of Chicago; grandchildren: Eli Garwood, Nora Garwood, and Andrew McMeel; step-grandchildren: Michael McMeel, Ryan McMeel, and Thomas McMeel; and several cousins and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and infant daughter: Amy Garwood.

A funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Billy Bob Howard officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 until 7 P.M. in the funeral home. Burial will be in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Old Stonington Cemetery Association or the Old Stonington Baptist Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Doug, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  

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Robert F. Credi

 

 

Robert F. Credi of Taylorville, IL died at 4:00am Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in South Bend, IN.
He was born March 8, 1935 in Bangor, MI the son of Erminio and Bertha (Pat) Krohn Credi. On March 16, 1961 he married Etta Mae Ford at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Kincaid. Bob was a retiree from Freeman United Coal Company and a former employee of the Department of Revenue at the State of Illinois. Bob was an avid hunter, sports fan, especially, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Fighting Illini, and a long time H.S. football referee. He also was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and active member of St. Mary's Parish and the Knights of Columbus in Taylorville.  

Bob was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Surviving are his Children: Dr. Greg Credi and wife Alison of South Bend, IN, Mindy Credi of River Forrest, IL, Geoffrey Ford Credi and wife Jami Mitchell of Chicago, and Melissa Bergen and husband Bill of Newtown Square, PA. There are 7 Grandchildren: Zachary Credi, Madeline Credi, Kalyn Credi, Garrett Credi, Katherine "Katie" Bergen, Molly Credi, and Kyle Bergen. He is survived by his Sister, Anita Young of Edwardsville, Il. Bob was preceded in death by his Wife, Etta Mae (Ford), his Brother, Erminio (Bill) Credi Jr, and his Sister, Gloria Credi.

A Funeral Mass will be held at
10:30 am Saturday, February 4, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Friday at McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville. A prayer service will be held at 4:45 pm on Friday, prior to the visitation.

Memorials may be made to: The Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund, 401 S. Walnut St, Taylorville, IL 62568 or Schiffler Cancer Center, Attn: Dr. Gregory Merrick, 1 Medical Park, Wheeling, WV 26003.

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Bob, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Larry J. Besson

 

Larry J. Besson, 74, of Stonington passed away at 6:30 P.M. on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on October 20, 1942 in Taylorville, the son of Hyppolite and Blanche (Campbell) Besson. On August 24, 1963 he married Mary Jane Hodges in Augusta, Georgia. Larry was a veteran of the US Army, specializing in communications. Larry retired as an electrician for Caterpillar, where he worked for over 30 years. He was a member of the Stonington First Baptist Church. Larry devoted much of his life to the American Legion and served in many capacities including: Post Commander and Financial Officer for Post 257 in Stonington, Past Commander of District 21, Division, and Illinois State Commander where he also served as National Chairman of the Internal Affairs Committee. He also served as a volunteer firefighter in Stonington for over 25 years. Larry was a member of the Stonington Masonic Lodge 1066 and was also a member of the Ansar Shrine. He loved hunting for many years and had many memorable trips.

He is survived by his wife: Mary Jane Besson of Stonington; sons: Mark (Racheal) Besson of Topeka, Kansas and Brad (Julie) Besson of Jacksonville; grandchildren: Alisha Besson, Matt Besson, Gart Besson, Leah Besson, Lucas McKenna, Travis McKenna, Chelsea Landzettel, Skylar Tucker, and Kassidy Tucker; 8 great grandchildren; brother: Robert “Buz” Besson of Taylorville; and several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A funeral service will be held at 12noon on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. William Mitchel officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 A.M. until the time of the service. Burial, with veteran’s honors, will be in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Larry, or condolences to the family, may left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Wanda Howard

 

Wanda Howard, 80 of Bolivia passed away on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:50 a.m. at her residence in Bolivia surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 24, 1936 in Bolivia, IL the Daughter of Johnnie and Edith (Dillon) Prior. She married Melvin Howard on February 18, 1956 in Roby, IL. Wanda worked as a homemaker and she was a member of the Taylorville Weight Watchers Club. She loved camping, sitting around the camp fire and taking long drives looking for deer and eagles.

Surviving are her Sons: Randy (Sandra) Howard of Delavan, WI; Bob (Kelley) Howard of Bolivia, IL; Daughters: Kathy (Troy) Cobbs of Kamiah, ID; Kerry (Jon) Sims of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Jessica Howard, Phillip Howard, Ty Howard, Tess Howard, Shelby Patient, Austin Patient, Brock Rodden, Gracie Rodden, Dustin Berry, Herschel Rhodes; Great-Grandchildren: Reegan and Camden Berry; Sisters: Lois (Gary) Adams of Rural Mt. Auburn, IL; Patsy Wicker of Blue Mound, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Step-father Roy Henderson, Brother-in-Law Bob Wicker, Nephew Paul Wicker, Mother and Father-in-Law: Ted and Ruth Howard.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 23, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Dick Wamsley officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL.

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

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

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Chester Basil

 

Mr. Chester W. “Bill” Basil, Jr., 80, of Kincaid, IL passed away at 1:30 P.M. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at home with his loving family by his side.

Mr. Basil was born in Clarksdale, IL September 6, 1936 the son of Chester W. and Zelma (Peacher) Basil, Sr. Bill married Mary “Charlene” Tippitt on December 24, 1953 in Union City, TN. Mr. and Mrs. Basil celebrated 63 years together.

Bill, as he was affectionately known by all, attended First Church of Nazarene in Taylorville, IL. He was a member of U.M.W.A. local #9819 and retired after working 33 years at Peabody Mine #10 near Pawnee. Mr. Basil served as President of Kincaid Little League Association, and was an associate member of the Kincaid American Legion Post #905. Bill loved his family, the St. Louis Cardinals and fishing.

He is survived by: his wife Charlene of Kincaid, IL a daughter Anita (Mark) Lemanski of Taylorville, IL 2 sons Dale (Debra) Basil of Jeisyville, IL Jeff (Gina) Basil of Kincaid, IL 2 brothers Darrell (Nancy) Basil of Joliet, IL Ronald (Mary Ann) Basil of Decatur, IL a sister Shirley (Donald) Dunkirk of Taylorville, IL 6 grandchildren Cody Basil and companion Madison Siegrist, Jennifer Lemanski and companion Randy Prince, Jr., Amanda (Chris) Dempsy, Kayla Basil, Kim (Nick) Todd, and Kendra Carter along with 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Basil was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 brothers Robert and Charles Basil.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid, IL. Pastor Bob Turner of Taylorville 1st Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Burial will follow in Thomas Anderson Cemetery rural Palmer, IL. Visitation for Mr. Chester Wm. “Bill” Basil will be held from 5 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Masterson Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene 300 S. Shumway St. Taylorville, IL 62568

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Gary Ray

 

Gary Ray, 61 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:45 a.m. at his residence in Mt. Auburn. He was born on November 23, 1955 in Monterey, CA the Son of John and Beatrice (King) Ray. He married Nadine Turnbow on March 5, 1977 in Sullivan, IL. Gary worked as an Architectural Draftsman and later at Masterbrand Cabinets in Arthur.

Surviving are his Wife Nadine Ray of Mt. Auburn, IL; Daughters: Jennifer (Eugene) Dickey of Pana, IL; Aimee (Kent) Beck of Mt. Auburn, IL and his service dog Jake; Grandchildren: Zara Beck and Zamon Beck of Mt. Auburn, IL; Reine Ray and Canyon Dickey of Pana, IL; Father: John Ray of Sullivan, IL; Sisters: Janet (Rick) McFarland of Sullivan, IL; Brenda (Scott) Weaver of Mattoon, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Mother Beatrice Ray, and several Aunts and Uncles.

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Switzer officiating. His ashes will be spread in Wyoming and California.

Memorials may be made to AAMP (Autism and Movement Project) 11 S. Locust St. Pana, IL 62557

 

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

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Betty Runge

 

Betty Runge, 64 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at _______ p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on September 5, 1952 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Albert E. and Mabel (Emerson) Miller. She married Melvin Runge on December 22, 1983 in Taylorville. Betty worked at Wal-Mart, memorial school on the playground, at Stonington School, Smiths Nursing Home, State of Illinois Drivers License in Springfield. She loved her family, Church friends, television, talking on the phone, flowers and the kids that she worked around at the schools for many years.

Surviving are her Husband: Mel Runge of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Roxanne (David) Warner of Myrtle Beach, SC; Son: Andrew (Gina) Runge of Carlinville, IL; Grandchildren: Zakkary, Isaiah, Warner and Dalton Runge; Sister: Loretta Huebner of Taylorville, IL and several Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church 900 Northern Ave. Taylorville, IL 62568 or to Bethel Baptist Church 1919 N 1000 East Rd, Taylorville, IL 62568

 

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

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Berthen P. Boldini

 

Berthen P. “Bert” Boldini, 84, of Stonington passed away at 4:56 A.M. on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on December 3, 1932 in Stonington, the son of Sisto and Germaine (Lamorille) Boldini. He married Lillian “Lil” Coffey on October 26, 1957 in Stonington and she precede him in death on September 20, 2001. Bert worked for 43 years at the ADM East plant in Decatur at a prep operator. He was a member of the Ponting Cemetery Association Board and a former scout leader for many years. Bert and Lil enjoyed traveling, camping, and hosting family and friends for gatherings in their gazebo. Bert also enjoyed reading and was an avid NASCAR fan.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Steve and Annette Boldini of Stonington, and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son: Sam P. Boldini; brother: Samuel O. Boldini; sisters: Palmyre Whittaker and Margaret Robinson.

A memorial service will be held at 10 A.M. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Steve Robinson officiating. There will be no visitation. Inurnment will take place at Ponting Cemetery in Stonington. Memorials may be made to the Ponting Cemetery Association. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Bert, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Jane Pugsley

Jane Pugsley, 77, of Altamont, died at 2:01 p.m., Sunday, January 15, 2017 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Pee Wee Denton officiating. Burial will follow at Arborcrest Memorial Park, Effingham. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Golden Circle Nutrition Center, Altamont or the donor’s choice.

 

Jane was born on Friday, November 17, 1939 in Altamont to Louis Glenn and Emma Anne (Buchholz) Finfrock. Growing up in the Dexter community, she attended the McCoy School and Dexter Methodist Church. She married Danny Pugsley on January 3, 1965 at the Dexter Methodist Church. In 1980, Danny unexpectedly died and she continued to raise their two young children and later retired from Owens-Brockway, Vandalia. She was a member of New Horizons Church, St. Elmo. As a dedicated volunteer at the Golden Circle Nutrition Center, she assisted with the Meals-on-Wheels and her kind, soft-spoken smile was appreciated in the numerous capacities over the years where she bestowed her time.

 

Always treasuring her family she will be sadly missed by her daughter, Sarah McCammon and her husband Travis of Altamont; son, Paul Pugsley and his wife Lynn of St. Elmo; granddaughters, Lacy Kennard and her husband Quentin of Altamont, Catherine Graves and her husband Blake of St. Elmo, and Elizabeth McCammon of Altamont; grandson, Daniel McCammon of Altamont; great grandson, Ezekiel Kennard of Altamont; great granddaughter, Jaynel Kennard of Altamont; brother, John W. Finfrock of Altamont; sisters, Mary Ann Young and her husband Gerald of Altamont and Allegra Ellis and her husband David of Altamont; brothers-in-law, Stanley Pugsley, Sr. of Pana and Dave Culp and his wife Nancy of Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania; sisters-in-law, Marsha Finfrock of Altamont, Mary Jones of Fillmore, and Virginia Miller and her husband Jerry of Pana and many nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband; brother; Benson Finfrock; sisters, Sarah (James) Warren and Luella (Harland) Hooks.

 

Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.

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Max Straughn Siegrist

Max Straughn Siegrist, 90 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 3:17 p.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on May 3, 1926 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Walter M. and Pauline E. (Straughn) Siegrist. Max was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville, Mound Lodge #122 AF & AM Taylorville, IL, VFW Post #4495, American Legion Post 72, Taylorville Senior Citizens and he loved Taylorville Sports. He worked as a bricklayer.


Surviving are his Sister: Sue Siegrist-Wilson of Taylorville, IL; Brothers: John Montrose “Monte” (Lucy) Siegrist of Taylorville, IL; Nephews: Mark, Jay, Scott and Kirk Siegrist; Michael Wilson, Paul John Wilson; Nieces: Julie Siegrist, Michelle (David) Speagle, Paula (Kevin) Lee, Jeannie Masters; Several Great-Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was precede in death by his Parents, Sister: Ellen Siegrist, Brother Malcom Siegrist, Nephew John Lyndon Siegrist. 


Visitation will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 10:00-12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Bob Cook officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with military graveside honors.


Memorials may be made to VFW Post #4495 515 N. West Ave., Taylorville, Illinois  62568 or the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville 200 S. Walnut St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Christian County Senior Citizens 701 W Adams St, Taylorville, IL 62568

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

 

Harold William Miller, 76 of Kincaid, passed away at 7:42 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Harold was born in Williamsville, IL on September 21, 1940 to Lawrence and Louise (Blackburn) Miller, after 35 years of service retired from National Energy, INC of Moweaqua.

He is survived by the love of his life of 54 years Wanda (O’dell) Miller, Children Pam Chasteen of Taylorville, Gary (Julie) Miller of Dallas City, Brenda (Kirk) Rohdemann of Blue Mound, Bill (Tracy) Miller of Kincaid, Sister Audrey Lahr of Tovey. Grandchildren Brandon Miller, Jennifer Salyers, Stephanie Watkins, Aaron Luck, Heather Agnew, Nichole Rohdemann, Billy Brunk, Hailee Chasteen, Logan Miller, Mason Miller, eight Great-Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sister: Nancy, Grandchildren Brittany Brunk, Zachary Chasteen.

Harold was a member of the Eagles Club, Moose Club, Taylorville VFW Post #4495, he enjoyed cooking, visiting all of his friends on his golf cart, never knew a stranger. He would travel miles for a good buffet. The Davita Dialysis in Taylorville became his extended family.

Memorial Services will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Following the services there will be a dinner celebration of his life at the Taylorville Eagles Club. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Autism Society of Central Illinois 5220 S. 6th St. Springfield, IL 62703.

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

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Evan Young Allen

 

Evan Young Allen, 93, of Stonington passed away at 5:27 A.M. on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on May 19, 1923 in Dahlgren, the son of James Ola and Grace Lillian (Leslie) Allen. On May 9, 1943 he married Alberta Mae Brock in Perry County, Missouri. Evan was an Army Veteran of World War II. He attended SIU Carbondale, graduated from the University of Illinois, and received his Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. He taught agriculture and general science courses in Tower Hill and Stonington for many years and also worked as a crop adjuster for Country Companies. He served as an FFA advisor for many years. Evan was a founding member of the Stonington and Tower Hill Lions Club and a member of the Old Stonington Baptist Church. In his free time he enjoyed camping and fishing, and above all loved the time spent with his family.

He is survived by his wife: Alberta Allen of Stonington; children: Everett Young Allen (Janet) of Pana, Rodney Lee Allen (Rhea) of Stonington, Kevin James Allen (Daniel Menzies) of Champaign, Stephen Ray Allen (Adriana) of Taylorville; grandchildren: Randy Allen, Richard Allen, Ronald Allen, Rena Burkhart, Danny Cook, Jenny Fikan, Brian Allen, Craig Allen, Chad Allen, Zachary Allen, Christian Allen, Selah Allen, Kamila Allen, Kristina Allen, and Evan Allen; 15 great grandchildren and 11 great- great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Ivan Leslie Allen; granddaughter: Tracy Lynn Allen; 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

The funeral service for Evan will be held at 11 A.M. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Old Stonington Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Bob Howard and Rev. Joel Lohr officiating. Burial will be in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 until 7 P.M. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville and from 10 until the service Friday in the church. Memorials may be made to the Old Stonington Baptist Church or to the FFA for a scholarship fund. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Evan, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Terry L. Buzzard

 

Terry L. Buzzard, 72, of Mt. Auburn passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 in his home, surrounded by those who love him. The second son of Carl and Lois (Truitt) Buzzard, Terry was born in Effingham, Illinois on October 10, 1944. The family moved to the Mt. Auburn area to farm when Terry was young, and he continued to live on and farm the same land until his death. In addition to farming, Terry was a DeKalb seed dealer and co-owner of The Buzzards Roost bar in Mt. Auburn.

Family was at the heart of everything Terry did, and he built his family with the love of his life, Judy Herman of Mt. Auburn. They were joined in marriage on July 25, 1965 at the Mt. Auburn Methodist Church. Together they created a home full of support, love, and laughter for their three children, and, later, seven grandchildren.

Spending his life in Mt. Auburn, Terry devoted much time and effort to improving his community. After graduating from Mt. Auburn High School, where he was active in sports, FFA, and causing mischief with his brother Gary and friend Ike Leeper, among others, Terry was involved in many organizations. They included the Mt. Auburn Lions Club, Mt. Auburn Picnic Association, and the Mt. Auburn Community (Building) Club. He served on the Mt. Auburn Volunteer Fire Department for over 40 years, serving as chief for 18 of those years. He greatly enjoyed taking the fire truck to the elementary school and hosting tours for students at the fire house, allowing them to see and sit on a real fire truck. Terry was also involved with AirEvac of Illinois, and helped plan visits of the medical helicopter to the community.

Politics, from local to national, was another passion of Terry’s. He spent several years as the Mosquito Township Republican Precinct Committeeman, and he worked on various local and county elections throughout the years. Fox News was usually required viewing. He loved a good political discussion, and never altered his views based on who the conversation might be with.

Terry is deeply loved, and will be greatly missed, by his wife of 51 years, Judy, and their children, Denise (Brian) Ward, Dennis (April) Buzzard, and Debbie (Steve) Kuntzman, all of Mt. Auburn. He was also a special grandpa to Jessi and Brooke Ward, Nic, Seth, Hanna and Brody Buzzard, and Lacey Kuntzman. His influence will forever be felt in their lives.

Many of those he loved left his life too soon, including his parents, sister Janet and brother-in-law David Greene, brother Gary Buzzard and nephew Todd Buzzard. Loved ones surviving, in addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, include sister Cheryl (Gary) Butcher and mother-in-law Mildred Herman, all of Mt. Auburn, and several special cousins, nieces and nephews.

To honor and celebrate Terry’s life, a visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 11 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville, from 4 p.m. until 7p.m., with services held the following day, also at McClure Funeral Home, at 10 a.m. Memorials may be made to either the Mt. Auburn Fire Department or the Mt. Auburn Community Club. Additional information can be found at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Darrell McWard

 

Darrell McWard, 77 of Decatur formerly of Taylorville passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 5:10 a.m. at his home in Decatur. He was born on August 5, 1939 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Lester Price and Mary Ann (Maloney) McWard. He married Patricia Wiseman on July 15, 1961 in Taylorville, IL. He worked as a Millwright at Wagoner Castings in Decatur. Darrell was a member of American Legion Post #0105 in Decatur.

Surviving is his Wife: Patricia of Decatur, IL; Daughter: Mary Louise (Chuck) Alvey of Taylorville, IL; Granddaughter: Ashley Alvey of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Son Brian McWard and two daughters in infancy: Barbara Jo and Susan Lynn McWard Brothers: James Lester McWard.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Switzer officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with military graveside honors.

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

 

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

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Mell Silva

Mell Anthoney Silva, 64 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 7:23 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on March 24, 1952 in Hilo, HI the Son of Bernard and Elizabeth (Cavalleo) Silva. He married Debbie Jean Durbin on November 16, 1974 in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him in death on August 31, 2016. Mell worked as an electrician at Meadow Manor skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and he later was a machine operator at GSI.


Surviving are his Sons: Anthoney Thomas (Kelly) Silva of Lafayette, LA; Christopher (Jaime) Silva of Kincaid, IL; Daughters: Noelani Mae (Ronald) Sheffield of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Larissa “Lacey”, Sierra and Zaksimus Silva; Anthoney (Kelly), Hailey, Hope and Chloe (Chris), Danielle, Feylin, Isaac, Dante, Isis, Tegan, Jack, Yazlynn, Dominick (Noelani); Parents: Bernard and Elizabeth (Cavalleo) Silva; Brothers: Robert Pihi, Phillip and James Silva all of Hawaii; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Wife, Mother: Dolores Pihi and Grandson Dominick Sheffield, Brother Gary Silva.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Robinson officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.


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

 

Deborah Sue Johnson, 61, of Taylorville, went home to be with the Lord at 6:37 A.M. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She was born on January 26, 1955 in Springfield, the daughter of Lawrence W. and Bernice L. (Haferkamp) Catron. She married Robert L. Johnson on December 17, 1977 at the Christian Bible Church in Springfield. Mrs. Johnson was a homemaker and a member of the Buckeye United Methodist Church. She knitting for over 30 years, and enjoyed giving away the projects she created. She loved listening to southern gospel music and enjoyed fishing. She had raised and cared for over 18 pets, and is survived by 5.

She is survived by her husband: Robert Johnson of Taylorville; father: Larry Catron of Springfield; brothers: Gary (Peg) Catron of Phoenix, Arizona, and Donald (Joyce) Catron of Auburn; sister: Lori (Robert) York of Rochester; 1 niece and 2 great nieces. She was preceded in death by her mother, and paternal and maternal grandparents.

A funeral service will be held at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home with Rev. John Ray officiating. Burial will be in the Buckeye Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 P.M. on Monday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Buckeye United Methodist Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Memories of Deborah, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Eileen H. Page

 

Eileen H. (Daykin) Page, 100 of Taylorville passed away at 12:32 PM on Monday, January 2, 2017 at her home.

 

She was born on September 3, 1916 at Alberta, Canada the daughter of Harley and Albertina (Mix) Wilcox. She married Jason Daykin on May 17, 1942 at Taylorville; he preceded her in death on February 25, 1988. She then married Melvin Page on August 18, 2002 at Taylorville; he also preceded her in death on September 22, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Son, Eric Daykin, Sisters, Elizabeth Mills and Lillian Johnson, Brothers, Charles Wilcox and Ernest Wilcox and Half Sister, Lucille Phares.

 

Eileen worked as a cosmetician at Morton Drug Store in Taylorville and was trained as a beauty consultant by Charles of the Ritz. She had also worked at the A & P Store and Woolworth’s. In the 1930’s, she and her sister Eleanor DeRochi had a radio show where Eileen yodeled, played the harmonica and guitar while Eleanor harmonized. She was very active member of the Community of Christ Church where for many years she delivered meals on wheels until 2011 at the age of 95. She was a 50 year member of the Taylorville Women’s Club where she served two terms as President, stepped down as an election judge at the age of 90, assisted with the Red Cross Blood Drive and was past President of the Quilters Guild. She was a foreign exchange host mother to 3 exchange students, Kirsti Husum of Norway, Jacki Santana of Brazil and Lisa Yama of Finland. Eileen was very active and proud of the Taylorville community and helped in many ways to promote Taylorville, such as the Taylorville Home Tour.

 

Survivors include: Daughter, Kay (husband, Robert) Schutte of Apple Valley, MN; Grandchildren, Erika Schutte of Kansas City, MO and Chad Schutte of Austin, TX; Brothers, Dean (wife, Mae) Wilcox of Selma, AL and Jim (wife, Joyce) Wilcox of Owaneco, IL; Sisters, Eleanor DeRochi of Taylorville, IL and Betty (husband, Sam) Wood of Mattoon, IL; Step Daughters, Beverly Bergschneider and Kay Champley both of Taylorville, IL; Many step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Community of Christ Church in Taylorville with Elder Lori Smothers officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 AM until time of service at the church.

 

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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Robert W. Shewmaker

 

Robert W. Shewmaker, 90 of Stonington passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 11:20 a.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. He was born on February 15, 1926 in Moweaqua, IL the Son of Pete and Hadgie (Royalty) Shewmaker. He married Mary Coffey on November 27, 1949 in Stonington, IL and she later preceded him in death. Robert retired form Mueller in Decatur where he worked in the test lab. He was a Veteran of the United States Army and a member of VFW Post #4495, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and the Stonington American Legion Post #257.

Surviving are his Daughter: Vickie (David) Busby of Stonington, IL; Grandchildren: Clint Shewmaker of Normal, IL; Sarah Beth (Raymond) Gray of North Pole, AK; Jacob Busby of Stonington, IL; Great-Granddaughter: Molly Gray; Daughter-in-Law: Carol Shewmaker White of Stonington, IL; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, Brother: Horace Shewmaker, Son: Chuck Shewmaker.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Sr. Rose McKeown officiating. Burial will be held in Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington, IL with military graveside honors.

Memorials may be made to the Stonington Rescue Squad 423 Walnut Street Stonington, IL 62567

 

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

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Dorothy R. Vota

 

 

Dorothy R. Vota
Jan. 3, 1930 — Jan. 1, 2017


Dorothy R. Vota, 86, of Taylorville, passed away Jan. 1, 2017, at 4:16 p.m.
She was born Jan. 3, 1930, in Chicago, a daughter of John and Anna (
Czabala) Spisak. She was
raised in the Roseland neighborhood and attended Fenger Academy High School. Following
graduation, she worked as a bookkeeper at both Celotex and Hart, Schafner and Marx in
downtown Chicago.


Dorothy met her husband, Martin Vota, at Lake 26 near Spooner, Wisconsin, in 1951, where
they would continue to vacation for the next four decades. She married Martin on May 30, 1953,
at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Chicago. Dorothy and Martin then moved to Decatur, Illinois,
and opened Decatur Television Engineers when WAND-TV began broadcasting. In 1966,
Dorothy and her family moved to Taylorville to continue to sell and repair televisions. She
worked at Pepsi Cola in Taylorville before joining Martin to work at Vota TV and Appliances in
Kincaid, Illinois, which the couple owned and operated until their retirement in 1989. Martin
preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 2015.


In her retirement, Dorothy took painting classes with her friends and crocheted afghans for her
grandchildren. She gave her paintings to family and friends as gifts, some of which were featured
in a display at the Christian County Courthouse. Dorothy loved shopping at the Taylorville
Memorial Hospital gift shop for her loved ones and attending the hospital’s Christmas bazaar.
She enjoyed following her family and friends on Facebook and emailing relatives in Europe. One
of the special moments of her life was attending and participating in her grandson Matthew’s
wedding.


Dorothy was known for her great singing voice and released her own album in her early 20s. She
was proud of her Slovakian heritage and was a lifelong member of the First Catholic Slovak
Ladies Association.


Dorothy is survived by her children Cathy (Marty) Arnold of Aurora, Illinois, Martin (Deanna)
Vota of Taylorville, Cindy Drea of Taylorville, Lori Ward of Rochester, Illinois, and Robin Vota

of Springfield, Illinois; grandchildren Matthew (Paula) Arnold and Kaitie Arnold, Heidi (Tyson)
Corbin and Haylen Vota, Andrew and Bridget Drea and Arika and Keegan Ward; an expected
great-grandchild; nephews Dennis (Carol) Zarr of Overland Park, Kansas, and Richard (Susan)
Zarr of Cedar Lake, Indiana; a brother-in-law Juan Cruz of Blue Island, Illinois; and several
other nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister Rita Cruz.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, at St. Rita Catholic Church, Kincaid. The
Rev. Valery Burusu will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid,
preceded by a short prayer service to begin at 4:45 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in St. Louis.
A guestbook is available at mastersonfh.com.
  

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John O. Rever

John O. “Jack” Rever, 76 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 1:10 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on September 30, 1940 in Moweaqua, IL the Son of John H. and Wanda (Simpson) Rever. He married Rita Ann Nixon on August 9, 1985 in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him in death on March 4, 2014. He was retired from the Illinois Child Support division and he was a veteran in the Marine Corps and Army National Guard. John was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Taylorville, IL.

Surviving are his Daughters: Shara (Greg) Schuh of Taylorville, IL and Rhonda Beck and Companion Everett Johnson of Taylorville, IL; Sons: John (Jodi) Rever of St. Joseph, MO and Rob (Mary) Rever of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Samantha (Stephan) Eckert, Andrew, Alex and Nick Rodgers; Dallas (Dixie) Beck; Steven (Ashley), Matt (Alyssa), Zach, Tim and Luke Rever; Great-Grandchildren: Dalten Beck, Trenten Rever and Logan Rodgers; Sister: Sr. Kristin Rever of Jackson, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 6, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Jim Wolfe officiating and military honors being performed. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Central Illinois 423 Keys Dr. Normal, IL 61761-1958

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

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