Obits Archives for 2018-05

M. Fay Tryon

M. Fay (Sagle) Tryon, 85, of Morrisonville passed away at 11:40 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at her residence.

Fay was born on December 4, 1932 in Mechanicsburg, IL the daughter of Byron and Mary (Hansen) Sagle. She married Murl E. Tryon on December 8, 1950 in Mechanicsburg, IL. He preceded her in death on May 11, 2017.

Fay graduated from Buffalo Tri-City High School in 1950.  She worked for Montgomery-Ward in Taylorville before staying home on the family farm to raise her children and help Murl with farming.  Fay was a long-time member and organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville.  She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, word searches, and sewing.  Fay was an excellent seamstress and baker, well-known for her pie making.  

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and son, M. Leon Tryon.

Fay is survived by her daughter, Grace (husband, Glenn) Himstedt of Bristol, VA; sons, Lynn Tryon of Morrisonville, IL, and Lyle (wife, Vicki) Tryon of Palmer, IL; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and 4 nephews.

Graveside Ceremony: 12:00 p.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL with Rev. Chuck Banning and Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Morrisonville-Palmer Food Pantry, 307 SE 6th Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546.

Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546 has been entrusted with ceremonies.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Everett A. Hendricks

Everett A. Hendricks, 80 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 2:43 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born on July 20, 1937 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Adam and Verda Stephens Hendricks. He graduated from Taylorville High School in 1956 and married Marilyn Joann Elam on April 5, 1957 at the 1st Baptist Church in Taylorville, where they were both members. Everett worked many jobs but started working at the foundation of the Kincaid power plant, Commonwealth Edison in 1967 as a janitor and retired from the plant after 27 years, as an A-man electrician in 1994. He loved his job and many great friends at Commonwealth. Over the years Everett was a member of the Jaycees, Masons and the Moose Club. One of the hobbies he had was collecting antique gas engines. He participated in Pablo Agricultural Museum, Christian County Historical Society and many parades throughout Christian County pulling a trailered display of these antique engines with his Minneapolis Moline Tractor. Another of his hobbies was bee keeping and selling honey to many, as well as raising field corn to sell as squirrel food. Everett liked to visit grade schools, senior citizen groups and Christian County Mental Health where he taught those attendees all about bee keeping and honey production. Everett was a lifelong hard-core Chicago Cubs baseball fan and was so fortunate to watch them winning the 2016 World Series. Everett’s greatest joy in life was buying and living on 10 acres of his grandfather Stephens, farm ground, where he raised his children and taught them and his grandchildren and great grandchildren many wonderful things on the farm.


Surviving are his daughters: Sharron (Denny) Taft and Tina (Lee) Pownall, both of Taylorville, as well as sweetheart and companion of 9 years Mary Amos; Grandchildren: Scott (Elizabeth) Brockelsby, Sandra Brockelsby, Robert (Amanda) Hancock, Jeffrey (Bailey) Hancock, Chad (Amy) Hancock, step-grandchildren: Regan (Danielle) Taft and Dr. Erin (Brendan) Grgurich. Great-grandchildren Reece, Ryan and Rhyten Brockelsby, Xavier and Quinn Hancock and Laila and Jace Hancock; step-great grandchildren at Kieran Taft and Aubree Grgurich. Sister: Elsie (Carl) Reed and sister-in-law: Wanda (Dennis) Sabin. He has many nieces and nephews he thought the world of as well as great nieces and nephews. Everett was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years Marilyn (Elam) Hendricks, his son Stephen Everett Hendricks, parents Adam and Verda Hendricks, father and mother-in-law Charley and Irene Elam, Sister Brenda Swedick Credille, sister-in-law Kathy J. Smith and brother-in-law Tom Askelson.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 10:00 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor James Baldwin officiating. Burial will be in Fraley Cemetery in Rural Taylorville, IL.


Memorials may be made to Vision Way Christian School 1124 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Taylorville FFA 815 W. Springfield Rd. Taylorville, IL 62568


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


Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Nancy Jean Greffe

Nancy Jean Greffe, 74, formerly of Edinburg, passed away at 10:30p.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Heritage Manor in Pana.  She was born on January 12, 1944, the daughter of Ronald Gene and Frances (Hooper) Greffe.  Nancy graduated from Edinburg High School with the class of 1962.  She went on to work at Horace Mann Insurance for over 40 years, retiring as a Financial Control Specialist.  Nancy loved to read and crochet and was an avid NASCAR fan.  She was also a dog lover and cared for many throughout the years.


She is survived by her sisters: Becky C. Blount of Taylorville and Kathy L. McGee of Aurora, Colorado; nieces and nephew: Dyanne Skinner (Lee) of Taylorville, Tony McGee (Lisa), and Mehgan McGee both of Aurora, Colorado; great nieces and nephews: Hannah Van Dorn (Joe) of Bloomington, Trey Buckley and Kole Buckley both of Taylorville, and Hailey McGee of Aurora, Colorado.  She was preceded in death by her parents; nephew: Douglas Blount; and brother-in-law: Gary McGee.


A memorial service for Nancy will be held at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018 in the Bethel Baptist Church in Sharpsburg with Ron Spears officiating.  Inurnment will take place in the Bethel Baptist Cemetery following the service.

 

Memorials may be left to the Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center in Taylorville.   


McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the Greffe family with arrangements.  Memories of Nancy, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Tom Prehn Sr.

Tom Prehn, Sr., 65, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 9:23 a.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.
 
Tom was born October 30, 1952 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Harold G. and M. Corrine Smith Prehn.
 
Tom graduated from Taylorville High School in 1970.  As a summer job, he helped plant the trees that would become Sangchris Lake State Recreation Area.  Tom would later work and retire from Borg Warner.  He was then head of maintenance for Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for over 20 years, before his retirement there.  Tom enjoyed long car rides and anything involving being outdoors, especially fishing.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Tom is survived by his children, Tricia Prehn of Morrisonville, IL, Thomas Prehn, Jr. of Herrick, IL, Eric (wife, Katie) Prehn of Taylorville, IL, and Tim (wife, Amanda) Prehn of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren, Jourdan Prehn of Kansas City, MO, Rachel Prehn of Taylorville, IL, Emma Prehn of Morrisonville, IL, Shianne and Caleb Prehn of Farmersville, IL, and Kenton, Peighton, and Ryker Prehn of Taylorville, IL; great grandchildren, Kynleigh, Brantley, Pasleigh, and one on the way; siblings, Linda Angell of Normal, IL, Carolyn Johnson of Decatur, IL, and Henry (wife, Pam) Prehn of Taylorville, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
 
Cremation will be accorded and private family ceremonies will be held at a later date.
 
Memorial Contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
 
Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been entrusted with arrangements.
 
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.
 
 

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Doris J. Buck

Doris J. Buck, 77, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 11:31 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

Doris was born December 23, 1940 in Witt, IL, the daughter of Jesse O. and A. Pauline (Kessler) Oller.  She married Thomas L. Buck on November 1, 1975 in Waukegan, IL.  He preceded her in death on January 28, 2005.

Doris worked for over 25 years for Sara Lee in Deerfield, before moving back to the Taylorville area.  She received her CNA certification, and spent many years as an in-home healthcare aid for Addias Healthcare.  Doris was a long-time member of Taylorville Christian Church, where she was member of their hospitality group.  She was recently involved with the Respiratory Therapy Club at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  Doris enjoyed sewing, crocheting, scrap booking, and flower gardening.  Her greatest joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Barbara R. Merrick; brothers, Keith, Earl, Butch, and Chuck Oller; sisters, Joyce Dees, Donna Travelsted, and Juanita Lawrence; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

Doris is survived by her daughters, Nylene (fiancé, Steve Kuhn) Wilson of Avon, IN, and Diane (husband, Scott) Smith of Eastland, TX; grandchildren, Brian Wilson of Taylorville, IL, Nicole Wilson of Indianapolis, IN, Jessica (husband, Josh) Williams of Taylorville, IL, Billy Merrick of Taylorville, IL, Jenny Merrick of Fargo, ND, Chase Smith of Marengo, IL, and Kalyn Smith of Eastland, TX; great grandchildren, Nathan, Nygel, Heather, Isaias, Destiny, Jocelyn, Noah, Drew, and Hunter; sisters, Barbara McKinnon and Linda (husband, Bill) Moma, both of Taylorville, IL; one aunt; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at Taylorville Christian Church, 1124 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568 with Rev. Dick Wamsley officiating.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Taylorville Christian Church for Youth Activities, 1124 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Ruth I. Garrett

Ruth I. Garrett, 90 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 8:58 p.m. at Hickory Estates in Taylorville. She was born on August 20, 1927 in Greenwood TWP the daughter of Floyd and Fern (Milslagle) Harmon. She married Bernard Garrett on June 23, 1947 in Morrisonville, IL and he preceded her in death on June 11, 2002. She worked as a homemaker and was a graduate of Morrisonville High school in the class of 1944.  


Surviving are her sons: Darrell (Lis) Garrett of Morrisonville, IL; Bill (Pat) Garrett of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Mindy Beeler, Curt Garrett, Stacey Wallace, Beth Bauer, Eric Garrett and Megan Beeler; Twelve Great-Grandchildren; Brothers: Elmer Harmon of Taylorville and Charles Harmon of Ohio; Sisters: Bertha Hill of Taylorville and Donna (Gene) Peters of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Brothers: Russell, Wilbur, Lyle and John Harmon; Sisters: Marilyn McShanog and Norma Hubbartt.


Private graveside services will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL


Memorials may be made to the Christian County Historical Society

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


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

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Mary Jane Barry

Mary Jane Barry, 88, of Taylorville died at 11:17a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  She was born on September 4, 1929 in Pawnee, Illinois, the daughter of Mary E. (Fitzsimmons) Minder and William Springer Minder. She married William L. Barry on October 27, 1962 in Pawnee, and he preceded her in death on November 12, 2007. She retired from working first at St. Mary’s School and then at the Christian County Medical Clinic.  Mrs. Barry was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville and the Catholic Daughters of America.  She was a tireless volunteer throughout her life, devoting her time to many organizations including: Meals on Wheels, Advantage 55, the Red Cross Blood Bank, and St. Vincent Memorial Hospital.


She is survived by her son: Michael Barry (Jennifer) of Nashville, Tennessee; daughter: Mary Rita Barry of Taylorville; sister: Anne Minder; brothers: John Minder and William Minder; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Joseph Minder and James Minder, and sister: Barbara Adcock.


A funeral mass for Mrs. Barry will be held 10:30a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating.  Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will take place on Monday from 5 until 7p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.  A prayer service will take place at 4:45p.m., prior to the visitation on Monday. 

 

Memorials may be left to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. 

 

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

 

Memories of Mrs. Barry, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Philip S. Buckmire

Philip S. “Buck” Buckmire, 95, of Taylorville passed away at 2:25a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in his home.  He was born on July 16, 1922 in Owaneco, the son of Loyd S. and Fern V. (Sturgeon) Buckmire.  He married Constance E. Tomazic on November 21, 1950 in Pekin, Illinois.  She preceded him in death on November 10, 2014.  Philip grew up in rural Owaneco on the family farm, a place that he loved to spend time at throughout his life.  He attended the Lawton Country School, Owaneco Grade School and High School, and graduated from Stonington High School in 1941.  He worked for many years at Continental Grain in Taylorville, where he retired as a supervisor. He had previously worked at Caterpillar in Peoria.  Agriculture was his passion and he farmed most of his life.  Buck was an avid bowler, playing on many leagues over the years.  He also loved playing croquet and horseshoes at many family gatherings.  Later in life, Connie and Buck enjoyed going out to lunch and taking long rides in the country, checking out the crops and wildlife during all the seasons.  Above all, his family was most important to him, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  


Philip is survived by his twin daughters: Sharon Lee Jamison (Mike) and Karen Lynn DeMichael (Mike) both of Taylorville; son: Bruce Buckmire (Shelia Wareham) of Owaneco; grandchildren: Brent DeMichael (Stacey) of Kincaid, Shaun Vincent of Decatur, Susie McClure (Scott) of Taylorville and Michelle Jamison-Klein of Taylorville; great-grandchildren: Hudson DeMichael, Hayden DeMichael, Peyton DeMichael, and Brayden McClure; sister: Ardeth Buckmire of Champaign; niece: Dale Riaska of San Mateo, California; nephew: Roger McLean of Texas; and great-niece: Lee Riaska of San Mateo, California.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son: David Buckmire; sister: Vemba McLean; and brother: Loyd Dale Buckmire.


The funeral service for Philip will be held at 5p.m. on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Gary McCullough officiating.  Visitation will be from 3 until 5p.m. on Sunday.  Inurnment will take place at 10a.m. on Monday at Glen Haven Cemetery in Taylorville. 

 

Memorials may be made to MS: One Step at a Time. 

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. 

 

Memories of Buck, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Thomas I. Nation

Thomas I. Nation, 60 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. at Auburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Auburn, IL. He was born on June 17, 1957 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Granvel “Spud” and Patty (Sounders) Clark-Nation. Tom was in the United States Army and served in Germany where he met his 1st Wife Carla Norman. His first son was born in Germany, when he was discharged he settled in Pasco, Washington where his wife was from. Around 1980 they moved to Decatur, IL where he worked for ADM, he loved sports and he played on 2 softball teams. He divorced and married his second wife Cheryl Spencer. They had about 16 years together before she developed cancer and passed away. Tom moved to Taylorville and he also developed cancer that took his life.


Surviving are his Father: Spud Nation of Taylorville, IL; Sons Timothy, Stephen, Kyle and Trevor all of Washington State. Step-Daughter: Kim Norman also of Washington State. He was preceded in death by his Mother, wife and Brother: Donald Nation.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The Funeral service will immediately follow the visitation starting at 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Hall Cemetery in Blue Mound, IL.


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


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


Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Owen Sharp

Owen Sharp, 98 of Taylorville went home to be with the Lord 11:34 a.m. on Monday May 14, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. He was born April 11, 1920 to parents John W. and Maude (Driskell) Sharp in Edinburg, Illinois. After school, Owen served from February 18, 1942 to December 26, 1944 in the US Army 36th Infantry Division during World War II where his selfless efforts throughout Africa, Italy and France lead to the liberation of Europe. This decorated war hero served with distinction then returned home to be a successful farmer just north of Taylorville. He married Marian (Prater) Sharp December 16, 1945 and was blessed with a family that flourished several generations. Not only a farmer, a storyteller, and a landmark of the Christian County people who put others before himself, Owen was a pillar most proud of his loving family with whom he spent much time making memories and guiding them with timeless life lessons. He was a member of Taylorville Christian Church.


He is survived by children: Wayne (Cheryl) Sharp of Taylorville, Marilyn (Rich) Payne of Taylorville, Linda (Cliff) Mansfield of Taylorville; grandchildren: Bryan (Betsy) Sharp of Taylorville, Ryan (Brandon) Wingard of Mahomet, Andrea (Steve) Younker of Taylorville, Lacy (Taylor) May of Taylorville, Ali (Brent) Riva of Taylorville, Lauren Mansfield (Ed DelValle) of Taylorville. Great-grandchildren include: Owen, Wyatt, and Levi Younker; James and Clint May, Lane and Cooper Riva; Mia DelValle, Nora Sharp and good friend Ruth Weiser. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years Marian (Prater) Sharp, his parents, brothers Bill and Dorritt, and his Sister Edith.


Visitation will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. The funeral will follow the visitation on Friday, May 18, 2018 starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Rev. Tom Belegante officiating. Burial will be held in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, IL with military graveside honors.


Memorials may be made to Vision Way Christian School 1124 N Webster St, Taylorville, IL 62568 or American Legion Post #73 110 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, Illinois.


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


Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Lela Mae Williamson

Lela Mae Williamson, 83 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. She was born on March 7, 1935 in Herrick, IL the daughter of George D. and Devona M. (Emmons) Davis. She married Lowell Metcalf in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 1981 then she then married Clarence Williamson in 1982 and then he also preceded her in death in 2012. She worked as a forklift driver at GP. She loved her family and grandchildren very much as well as her best friend and companion “Wiggles”. A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Meadow Manor Nursing Home. Lastly a sincere heartfelt thank you to our brother Darcy for being there and taking such wonderful care of mom when we couldn’t be there.


Surviving are her Sons: Darcy Metcalf of Langleyville, IL, Bruce Metcalf of Kentucky and Mark (Roxanne) Metcalf of Wisconsin; Grandchildren: Danial, Christopher, Bruce Jr, Aaron, Nicholas, Nicole, Christina, Trevor and Brittany; fifteen Great-Grandchildren; Sisters: Jane Woodard of Morrisonville; Gloria Romine of Arizona; Brother: Jerry of Arizona; Half Sisters: Bonnie of California, Mary of Pana and Sarah of Oregon and Many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Devona Davis, Brothers Tom, George and Junior Davis, Husbands Lowell Keith Metcalf and Clarence Williamson; sons: Lowell Keith Metcalf Jr, Brett Paul Metcalf and Great Granddaughter Taylor Mae Metcalf.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Graveside service will follow the visitation starting at 12:15 at Antioch Cemetery in Herrick, IL. a celebration of life will be held in the Tom Davis Memorial Park in Herrick, IL immediately following the graveside service.


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


Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Mildred Clara Garwood

Mildred Clara Garwood, 86, of Stonington passed away at 11:38p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Taylorville.  She was born on June 17, 1931 in Taylorville, the daughter of Charles and Clara (Huffman) Brown.  She married Robert H. Garwood on September 7, 1952 in the Old Stonington Baptist Church.  He preceded her in death on July 15, 2013.  Mildred was a homemaker and a long-time member of the Old Stonington Baptist Church where she was active in the Missionary Circle.  Bob and Mildred were long time farmers in the Stonington area.  She loved to garden, especially caring for her flowers and raised many cats and dogs throughout the years.  Most of all she dedicated her life to raising her daughters, caring for her family and was a loving and devoted grandmother and great grandmother.


She is survived by her daughters: Joan Bohnhoff (Kent) of Bloomington, Janet Cook (Jessie Dumont) and Jill Spengler (Dave) both of Stonington; grandchildren: Kyle Bohnhoff (Allie), Olivia Bohnhoff, Kayla Reinebach (Brent), and Kurtis Spengler( fiancé Tess Howard); great-grandchildren: Wyatt Bohnhoff and Simon Bohnhoff; step-great grandson: Hayden Reinebach; siblings: Ellen Davis, Milford Brown, and Marilyn Dixon all of Taylorville; sister-in-law: Jean Callan of Stonington; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister: Martha Greffe, brother: Charles Brown Jr., grandson Joel Bohnhoff, and brothers-in-law and sister-in-law: Virgil Greffe, Vivian Brown, Bob Davis, Charles Guthrie, Norman Dixon, and John Callan.


The funeral service for Mildred will take place at 12p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 in the Old Stonington Baptist Church with Rev. Larry Mason officiating.  Burial will take place in the Old Stonington Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10a.m. until the service at noon on Friday at the church. 

 

Memorials may be made to the Christian County Animal Control. 

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Mildred, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Janice Marie Buttram

Janice Marie Buttram, 66, of Edinburg passed away at 7:04p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  She was born on March 6, 1952 in Springfield.  Jan owned and operated Jan’s Bar & Grill in Edinburg for 22 years, a business she was devoted to.  Aside from her business, Jan was a loving grandmother, affectionately known as “Gee” by Shelbi and Larson.


Jan is survived by her son: Mike Helton (Samantha) of Taylorville; grandchildren: Shelbi Huston (David) of Hull and Larson Helton of Taylorville; step-daughter: Shelly Warren (Kris) of Bulpitt; step-son: Aron Buttram of Decatur; step-grandchildren: Brandon Warren, Austin Warren, and Alaina Buttram; sisters: Shirley Blankenship (Ron) of Virden, Sharon Robinson (Rich) of Auburn, and Betty Clouse (Eric) of Springfield; brothers: Robert Charles Brown (Linda) of Richmond, Kentucky and Ron Brown (Beth) of Plainview; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents: Charles Brown and Dorothy Ilene (Richeson) Brown.


In keeping with her wishes, Jan will be cremated, and the family will host a celebration of her life at a later date.  The family would like to extend their appreciation to all of Jan’s friends for their support over the last few years.

 

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

 

Memories of Jan, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Ivan J. Law

Ivan J. Law, 99, of Park Forrest, IL passed away on April 28, 2018 in Sunnyvale, California. He was born on December 19, 1918 in Owaneco, IL, the son of Lloyd F. and Nellie N. Law. He married Mildred M. Goban on June 4, 1951 in Iowa. They had 56 years together and were blessed with 2 daughters Teresa of California and Marie of Park Forest, IL. He graduated from the ROTC program at the University of Illinois with a degree in architectural engineering and traveled all over the world with his work. He served in WWII as a 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army and had many stories to tell his family.


He is survived by daughters Teresa (Jim) Zazkowski of Sunnyvale, CA and Marie Law of Park Forest, IL; grandchildren Nicole, Matthew and Harmony Zazkowski of Sunnyvale, CA; Brothers: Eugene Law of Decatur, IL; Richard (Kathy) Law of Taylorville, IL. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, 1 brother Chester in infancy and Sister-in-Law Julia Law.


Visitation will be on Monday, May 14, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Don Bettis Officiating. Burial will be held in Owaneco Cemetery in Owaneco, IL with Military graveside services provided by VFW Post# 4495, American Legion Post #73 and AMVETS Post #29.    


Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association


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


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

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Michael McGovern

Michael McGovern, 83, of Edinburg, formerly of Addison, died peacefully Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 8:15 a.m. in his home, surrounded by his loving family

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Mike was born in Dubuque, Iowa on September 23, 1934, son of Kenneth and Marie (Finzel) McGovern. He married Cynthia Franz on September 28, 1963 in River Grove, IL. In his younger years, Mike worked as a calf skinner, a trade he learned from his father. After almost 20 years of working in the butcher industry, Mike attended Coyne Trade School in Chicago and studied heating & air conditioning and went on to build commercial air conditioners for much of his later working life. For over half a century, Mike was the owner and manager for several properties and truly took pride in property management. He always worked hard and loved his life. He maintained a positive attitude, and could often be found dancing in the kitchen to Elvis Presley. When he wasn’t dancing, he was working on cars – a hobby that had him purchasing broken down vehicles to fix them up and resell them. Mike also bowled and was a member on two different teams at one time. He always smiled, always asked about you, and always kept a genuine, positive attitude. He was a loving husband and father, and his spirit will live on in all the lives he touched.


Along with his wife Cynthia, Mike is survived by their three children: Roxann (Daniel) Moore of Rochester, Steven (Hayley) McGovern of Kankakee, Jennifer (Clint) Corrick of Edinburg; 10 grandchildren: Rachyl Worrall, Tarnah Worrall, Jazmyn Jarrett, Jadah Jarrett, Keenan Jarrett, Jessica DeLuca, Haven McGovern, Adam McGovern, Timothy (Fiancée, Chelsea Major) Corrick, and Noah Corrick; one great grandchild: Aiden Worrall; siblings: Kenneth (Josie) McGovern, Mary (Dale) Kavanaugh, Patrick (Karen) McGovern, Roseann (Butch) Cunico, Susie Marcatante, John McGovern; many cousins, nieces and nephews, and his #1 visitor and best friend: Mr. Beans (Mike’s miniature horse).
Mike was preceded in death by his parents and one brother: Kenneth McGovern.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Brother Sam Wright officiating.

 

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

Memories of Mike, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Mary Ann Noren

Mary Ann Noren of Taylorville, passed away at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, May 7, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

Mary Ann was born in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Richard and Myrtle Mallonee Reish.  She married James A. Noren on September 16, 1949 in Springfield, IL.

Mary Ann worked for the Secretary of State’s office for many years, before becoming the proud owner of “Mary Ann’s Fashion House” in Taylorville.  She was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and served as a past secretary of the Young Democrats.  Mary Ann enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and was an avid golfer.  Most of all, she enjoyed her grandchildren, and taking care of her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Dane “Poncho” Miller; sisters, Katherine and Irene Reish; and brothers, Richard and Charlie Reish.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Jim Noren of Taylorville, IL; sons, Richard J. (wife, Marcia) Noren of Seward, AK, and Kevin F. (wife, Nancy) Noren of Taylorville, IL; daughter, Diane (husband, Leland) Miller-McCravy of Atlanta, GA; grandchildren, Matthew Noren of Eagle River, AK, Timeri (husband, Joseph) Noren-Listina of Eagle River, AK, and Roni (husband, James) Day of Taylorville, IL; great grandchildren, Gabe, Luke, Alisa, and Brooke; great-great grandchildren, Lindsay, Beckett, and Kayden; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz officiating.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Gloria Ann Carter

Gloria Ann Carter, 87, of Taylorville passed away at 6:45p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018 in her home surrounded by her family.  She was born on September 20, 1930 in Taylorville, the daughter of Joseph and Iva Ann (Mahan) Rasmussen.  She married Robert Carter on September 12, 1948 in Taylorville, and he preceded her in death on May 21, 2015.  Gloria graduated from Taylorville Township High School.  She is a member of Davis Memorial Christian Church where she was active in many ministries, including the Worship Committee, Christian Women’s Fellowship, Evangelism Team, and served as an Associate Diaconate.  Gloria was a homemaker and also farmed alongside her husband for over 40 years and they were active in the American Ag Movement.  Gloria was also involved in many organizations including: PTA, Meals on Wheels and the Food Pantry, Home Extension, and enjoyed crocheting with the Happy Hookers at the Senior Center.

 
She is survived by her daughters: Janeen (Greg) Gruber of Pana and Barbara (Joe) Miller of Taylorville; grandchildren: Rob (Mollie) Waterman, Carrie Waterman, Nick (Rachel) Waterman, Chris Miller, and Jake Miller; great grandchildren: Ben Waterman, Eli Waterman, Ashton Bennison, Aaron Waterman, and Rowan Waterman; sister: Barbara Davis of Seattle, Washington; sister-in-law: Jean Rasmussen of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother: Royal Rasmussen; brother-in-law: Dick Davis; and son-in-law: Benjamin Waterman.  


The funeral service for Gloria will be held at 10:00a.m. on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at the Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville with Rev. Bill Kerns officiating.  Visitation will be Monday form 5 until 7p.m. in the church.  Burial will be in the Owaneco Cemetery. 

 

Memorials may be made to Davis Memorial Christian Church or the Davis Memorial Preschool. 

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. 

Memories of Gloria, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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