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Tommy Ray Smith

 

 

Tommy Ray Smith, 40, of Girard, passed away Sunday, July 16, 2017 in Nokomis, IL surrounded by his loving family.

 

Tommy was born December 6, 1976 in Fillmore, IL, the son of Dick and Janet Marie (Smith) Jones.

 

Tommy worked for local farmers and roofing contractors. He was hardworking and funny, and enjoyed working on cars, especially Chevy’s.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother; grandmother, Dorothy Smith; and grandpa, Oliver Smith.

 

Tommy is survived by his sons, Cody R. (fiancée, Jessie Greenwalt) Smith of Girard, Hunter A. Smith of Auburn, and Kayden Bess of Morrisonville; the love of his life, Tonya Boggs of Auburn; father, Dick Jones of Nokomis; siblings, Dicky (fiancée, Sara Mose) of Rosamond, Jessica Jones of Nokomis, Greg Jones of Nokomis, Josh (wife, Heather) Jones of Taylorville, Matt (fiancée, Elizabeth Blake) of Kincaid, and Lisa Harker of Taylorville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

Cremation will follow the visitation.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: The family of Tommy Ray Smith.

 

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

 

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Ida Margaret Bateson

Ida Margaret Bateson, 91, of Taylorville passed away at 7:15a.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017 in her home. She was born on November 19, 1925 in Coello, Illinois, the daughter of William B. and Linda (Marcari) Rogers. She married Wilfred Bateson on July 15, 1944 in Taylorville, and he preceded her in death on January 21, 2002. Margaret was a skilled seamstress and previously worked at Rothley’s Dress Factory in Kincaid and Lee’s in Taylorville. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She was an avid reader, loved to cook, and enjoyed many summers camping and boating at the family lake lot.

She is survived by her son-in-law: Robert Givens of Taylorville; granddaughter: Alexis Givens, husband Ken McCallon, of Springfield; sisters: Mary Ann Buschon (William) of Taylorville and Wilda Tresso (Frank) of West Frankfort; step great granddaughters: Alena McCallon and Elizabeth McCallon; step great-great granddaughter: Penelope McCallon all of Kirkwood, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and daughter: Cynthia Givens.

Funeral service for Mrs. Bateson will be held at 11:00a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz and Rev. Tom Bellegante officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be from 10 until 11a.m. Thursday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Margaret, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Gene Elliot Bouvet

Gene Elliott Bouvet, 84, of Tovey passed away at 7:15a.m. on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on July 28, 1932, the son of Desire and Minnie (McComb) Bouvet. On April 30, 1949, he married Phyllis Ray in Morganfield, Kentucky. Gene retired from Peabody Coal Mine #10 and 8 after 44 years of service. After retiring, Gene and Phyllis spend many winters in Texas. He was a member of the Midland United Methodist Church. Gene was known as “Garage Sale Junkie”. He always enjoyed checking out sales, visiting with friends, and came home with countless clocks, lawn mowers, vacuums, and other treasures.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years: Phyllis Bouvet; daughters: Christina Pezze (Tony) of Chatham, Phyllis Harter (David) of Tovey, and Joyce Baird of Tovey; sons: Gene Bouvet (Karen) of Jacksonville and Don (Kathy) Bouvet of Stonington; 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 sisters, 3 brothers, and granddaughter: Stacey Groves.

Mr. Bouvet will be cremated and a graveside service will take place at 10:00a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Bethany Cemetery in rural Edinburg with Rev. Steve Smith officiating. Memorials may be made to Multiple Sclerosis: One Step at a Time, 3309 Robbins Rd., Springfield IL, 62704, McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Gene, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Floyd Durbin

 

Floyd Eugene Durbin Sr., 87, of Taylorville passed away at 7:47p.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 16, 1930 in Flint, Michigan, the son of Melvin and Agnes Durbin. He married Dorothy Marie Johnson on May 6, 1946 in Taylorville. Floyd retired from Circle Steele after 35 years and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He had a love for country music and enjoyed playing his guitar. Floyd enjoyed fishing, gardening, and was a skilled repairman of small engines. Most of all he cherished the time spend with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Dorothy; children: Donald Durbin (Ella) of Clarkston, Michigan, Melvin Durbin (Diana) of Nokomis, Gene Durbin (Sandy) of Jefferson City, Oregon, Sherry Stewart of Taylorville, Deanna Vota (Martin) of Taylorville, and Steve Durbin (Nikki) of Taylorville; 17 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; and sister-in-law: Irma Durbin of Biloxi, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by his parents, and 12 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Mr. Durbin will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 14, at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Tom Bellegante officiating. Burial will be in Glen Haven Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 13 in the funeral home. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Floyd, or condolences to his family may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Anita Jean Bass

Anita Jean Bass, 62 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 4:50 p.m. at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She was born on December 5, 1954 in Rantoul, IL the Daughter of Richard E. and Lillian L. (McGehee) McKinnon. She married Glenn Bass on March 29, 1985 in Taylorville, IL. She was self-employed for G&AB Opportunities.

Surviving are her Husband: Glenn Bass of Taylorville, IL; Son: Matthew S. Mathon of Decatur, IL; Daughter: Ammie M. Mathon-Chizek of Eldridge, IA; Grandchildren: Andrew, Aidan, Alec and Asher Chizek; Delanee, Alison and Chloe Mathon; Father: Richard McKinnon of Molalla, OR; Sister: Sharon McKinnon-Karasti; Brothers: Scott and Michael Phares; Bradley McKinnon; Step-son: Shane Bass of Mattoon, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Mother Lillian McGehee- Ethridge.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The Memorial service will follow the visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Alpha 1 foundation 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Corm Gables, FL 33134

 

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

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Roberta M. Hobbs

Roberta M. Hobbs, 85, of Taylorville, passed away on Friday, July 7, 2017 at her residence.

Roberta was born on April 24, 1932 in Springfield the daughter of Harvey Alva and Edith Roberta Pourchot Womack.

Roberta began working in the cafeteria for the schools in Edinburg before going on to work at the Taylorville Correction Center where she retired.

She is survived four sons, Stephen (Sheila) Hobbs of Edinburg, Mark (Sandy) Hobbs of Warrensburg, MO, David (Jan) Hobbs and Tim (Gayle) Hobbs both of Casa Grande, AZ; eight grandchildren, Sara (Tony) Ellinger, Jared (Krista) Hobbs, Jackie (Charly) Crawford, JoEllen (Kurt) Champley, Shane (Brittney) Hobbs, Amy (Gregory) Verbiski, Denee (Brian) Kramer and Ty (Nikki) Hobbs; five step grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; twelve step great-grandchildren; one brother, Rolla Womack; one sister, Marilyn Scott; one brother-in-law, Hewsey Copelin; three sisters-in-law, Delores Hobbs, Marilyn and Virginia Womack; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Wilson Park Funeral Home in Edinburg.  Burial will follow at Edinburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Wilson Park Funeral Home, 109 E. Washington St., Edinburg, IL 62531 is in charge of arrangements.

Visit our online obituary at www.parkfuneralhomesinc.com

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Bill Charles Nelson

Bill Charles Nelson, 78 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 9:12 a.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on May 17, 1939 in Tallahoma, TN the Son of James M. and Martha E. (Choate) Nelson. He married Sonja Sutton on June 23, 1961 in Assumption, IL. Bill worked as a coal miner at Peabody Mine #10.

Surviving are his Wife: Sonja Nelson of Taylorville, IL; Son: William Douglas Nelson of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Renata Rimkus of Springfield, IL; Grandchildren: Jeremiah and Trisha Rimkus; Elizabeth, Becky and Michael Nelson; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents and siblings.

It was Bill’s wishes to be cremated and there will be no services.

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

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Mary Ann Milslagle

Mary Ann Milslagle, 91 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 10:38 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on February 17, 1926 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Willard and Jeannette (Thrash) Hall. She married Bill Milslagle on March 7, 1946 in Decatur, IL. Mary worked as a homemaker and she was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Taylorville.

Surviving are her Daughters: Jacque Vitali of Fort Lauderdale, FL; Janet Milslagle of Taylorville, IL; Molly (Richard) Drennan of Chicago, IL; Mindy Milslagle of Lexington, KY; Grandchildren: Mark Milslagle, Jenny Walker, Cara Drennan and Nicole Drennan; Great-Grandchildren: Nikki Milslagle, Connor Milslagle, Cameron Bieri; Brother: Jim Hall of Glen Ellyn, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband and Son Gary Milslagle.

There will be a private family graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date.

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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Lori Bedinger

Lori Bedinger, 53 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on June 13, 1966 in Vandalia, IL the Daughter of Wayne Hathaway and Phyllis Marshall. She married Tim Bedinger on April 17, 1982 in Taylorville, IL.

Those who knew Lori described her as an artistic person with an infectious smile, selfless attitude, playful demeanor, and a strong sense of faith, family and friends. Her word for the year was kindness and that word describes Lori’s true essence. She shared her love of flowers, nature, and music with all those she loved dearly. She believed music could heal the world. In her photography, she shared her view of the world. In her Facebook posts, she shared the enormous love she had for her grandchildren. People all across the country looked forward to reading her daily words of wisdom and wit. Her passion was showing love to others and you always left feeling better and blessed for knowing her. Lori, Mrs. Bee, Mrs. Fun, Ella Bee, G Naw Naw was known as the “coolest person ever” to all who knew her. “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” -Amelia Earhart

Surviving are her Husband: Tim Bedinger of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Brad (Alycia) Bedinger of Taylorville, IL; Stefan (Baylee Reed) Bedinger of Taylorville; Daughter: Lyndsey (Mitch) Ringler of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Kelsey Pickett, A.J. Pickett, Brody Bedinger, Ella Rae Ringler; Sisters: Dana (Doug) Oldham of Taylorville, IL; Jill (Trevis) Parker of Taylorville, IL; Camille (Bryan) Brown of Vandalia, IL; Brothers: Alan (Jody) Hathaway of Quincy, IL; Tom (Chris) Hathaway of Peoria, IL; Darby (Renee) Hathaway of Vandalia, IL; Parents-in-Law: Ric and Betty Miles and Sara Bedinger. She was also survived by several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and In-Laws. She was preceded in death by her Grandson: Brenden Bedinger, Grandparents: Wayne Elvis “Bud” Blankenship and Grace Opal Blankenship; Uncle Marion Blakenship, Cousin Wanda Sue Foster, Father-in-Law James Edward “Bear” Bedinger, Brother-in-Law Dale Bedinger, Niece Sarah Bedinger and Step-Father William “Bill” Marshall.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 7, 2017 from 4:00-9:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to her grandchildren’s education fund C/O: Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568

 

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

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Michael D. Sheedy

Michael D. Sheedy, 76, of Palmer, IL passed away at 11:18 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

 

Michael was born May 20, 1941 in Palmer, IL, the son of Dennis and Halene (Nave) Sheedy. He married Helen Dobyns on September 1, 1983 in Taylorville, IL.

 

Michael graduated from Morrisonville High School, and went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army. He then worked as a Christian County Deputy Sheriff for many years, as well as operating Sheedy’s Colonial Forge as a blacksmith. Michael was a member of St. Maurice’s Catholic Church in Morrisonville, and a member of the American Legion Post 721 in Morrisonville. He enjoyed his work as a gunsmith, rendezvous reenactments, vegetable gardening, and he was known for his excellent storytelling.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Sheedy; and infant sister, Patricia Sheedy.

 

Michael is survived by his wife, Helen Sheedy of Palmer; daughters, Megan (husband, Josh) Bailey of Palmer, and Angela (husband, Jeff) Graham of Stonington; grandchildren, Destiny, Devlin, Kera, Dyllan, Naudia, Annjela, Willow, and Jeffrey; brother, William (wife, Nancy) Sheedy of Morrisonville; sister-in-law, Mick Sheedy; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Graveside Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2017 at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL, with Deacon Patrick O’Toole officiant. Military honors will be provided.

 

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

 

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

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Shirley Arlene Tarrant

 

Shirley Arlene Tarrant, 80 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 8:50 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on January 3, 1937 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of George and Marcella (Durbin) Bresh. She married Donald Joseph Tarrant on August 29, 1953 in Taylorville, IL. He later preceded her in death on October 18, 2009. Shirley worked as a cashier at IGA and as a homemaker. She was a Member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and the C.D.A. She was a cub scout den mother and a girl scout leader. Shirley loved spending her time painting pictures, reading, working in the garden, and playing the banjo.

Surviving are her Sons: Douglas (Maureen) Tarrant of Taylorville, IL, Brian Tarrant and Fiancée Marla Sanders of Stonington, IL, Stephen (Cindy) Tarrant of Mahomet, IL, Joseph (Melanie) Tarrant of Morrisonville, IL; Daughter: Deborah (David) Hill of Springfield, IL; Grandchildren: Ryan Hill, Heather (Chris) Winkler, Jonathon Tarrant, Kristina (David) Hebert, Sarah (Dan) McNeely, Kelly (Matt) Murphy, Madelyn (Nick) Jones, Jessica Tarrant and Companion Gary Codwell, Angie (Phil) Miller, Katelynn Tarrant, Alison Tarrant, Jacob (Katie) Tarrant; Great-Grandchildren: Grace Winkler, Gabby Winkler, Alex Tarrant, Damien Tarrant, Alexander Tarrant, Noah Hebert, Evan Hebert, Sadie Murphy, Fiona Suslee, Thea Suslee, Delilah McNeely, Mason Tarrant, Trenton Tarrant, Gabe Bell, Hunter Tarrant, Lidia Jones, Jada Tarrant, Samone Brownlee, Makyia Brownlee, Riley Miller; Sisters: Georgianna (Jerry) Pagliai of Bulpitt, IL, Marlena Gartshore of Taylorville, IL; Several nieces, nephews, and cousins; Beloved Pets: Troopper and Foxy. She was preceded in death by her parents: George and Marcella Bresh; Husband: Donald Joseph (Joe) Tarrant; son: George Gregory Tarrant; sister: Mary Bresh; grandson: Jarod Tarrant; grandson in law: Japeth Suslee.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with MSGR David S Lantz officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis TN 38101-9908 or St. Labre Indian School P.O. Box 216 Ashland, MT 59003-9989

 

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

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Nancy A. Martin

Nancy Ann Martin, 85, of Taylorville, died at 10:52 p.m.  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Nancy was born on September 10, 1931, in Springfield, Illinois, the last of nine children born to Virgil and Ethel (Wineman) Campbell. She graduated from Springfield High School class of 1949. Nancy married Phillip Martin on August 12, 1951, and he survives. Mrs. Martin was a Charter member of Taylorville Christian Church, and taught preschool when they first began the program. She adored children, especially her own grandchildren. In her spare time, Mrs. Martin played bridge in three different clubs for over 50 years. Her social life was important to her, and she loved to look nice and visit with her friends.

In addition to her loving husband of almost 66 years, Nancy is survived by her three children: Pamela Martin of Taylorville; Jane DeBerry (husband Keith) of Taylorville; Christopher Martin (wife, Carol) of Springfield; grandchildren: Drew Martin, Blake Martin, Alexander Rickman, Brandon Rickman; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her beloved kitty, Sony.

Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings: Dorthea Kendall, Anita Sorenson, Nedra Lueck, Alice Rockwell, William Campbell, James Campbell, Vernon Campbell, and Harrold Campbell.

A celebration of Mrs. Martin’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Taylorville Christian Church, with a visitation an hour prior. Pastor Dick Wamsley will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her honor to: the Animal Protective League, the American Diabetes Association, or the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation.  McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

Memories of Nancy or condolences to her family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com. 
 

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Charles Magos

Charles ‘Charlie’ ‘Chuck’ Magos, 69, of Savoy, passed away at 2:00 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Champaign Urbana Rehab and Nursing Center, Savoy.
Charlie was born on March 21, 1948 in Taylorville, IL the son of Steve and Elizabeth (Chamos) Magos.
Charlie married Mindy Gillespie of Bement and they had three children, Sheri Robeck (Chris) of Bement, David Magos (deceased), and Ashley Magos of Bement; 6 grandchildren, Taylor Allen of Bement, step-grandduaghter, Courtney Robeck of Ivesdale, Dawson Magos and Deegan Magos of Bement, Tiera, Taylor, Ma’lsah, and Iman Salahuddin of Bement; and great grandson Rhett Peter of Bement, step-great grandson, Colby James of Ivesdale. He later married Linda Lawing of Tuscola along with three step-daughters, Cindy Daughtery (Keith) of Chrisman, Pam Price of Tuscola, and Michele Tarter of Rantoul (deceased), 9 step-grandchildren Kenny and Kyle Daughtery of Chrisman, Jason Milner and Nikki Lantz, Victoria, Dalton, and Dylan Price all of Tuscola, Shianne and Siarra Tarter of Rantoul; and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Louie Magos (Kay) of Kincaid; sister, Marie Puckett of Taylorville; nieces, Kristie Vicente of Tampa, FL, Lori Blevens of Winston, GA; nephew, Tim Magos of Cleveland, TN; and 6 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son David Magos, stepdaughter Michele Tarter, a sister Veronica Magos and 2 brothers Steve and Joe Magos.     
Charlie retired from Kraft Foods, Inc. after 27 years. Charlie served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War and he was a member of the VFW.   
Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Visitation was held from 10:00-11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be held in the Bement Township Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family of Charles Magos.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com

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Johnn E. Mazzotti

 

Johnn E. Mazzotti, 74, of Taylorville, died at 10:17 a.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital ER. He was born on November 4, 1942 in Taylorville, the son of Joseph and Norma June (Cook) Mazzotti.

 

Johnn’s career in radio began at the age of 15 at WTIM Radio in Taylorville. He was best known as Johnny Payola. He spun platters at sock hops and many high school afterglows. He also played for dancing on the square at different festivals. Johnn graduated from Taylorville High School with the class of 1960. He met his high school sweetheart, Becky Brooks, and they were married in 1963. They moved to Morris, IL where he became a partner in the radio station there. Shortly after, they moved to Jacksonville, IL, where he sold advertising at WLDS Radio. When Keith Mayor built a beautiful TV station in Jacksonville, he asked Johnn to be their sports director. After so many years in broadcasting, Johnn decided on a totally different career as a State Investigator with the Secretary of State Department of Police, retiring after 25 years of service. Mr. Mazzotti was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. When he wasn’t working, he could often be found having coffee at the Country Kitchen, taking a walk in the park looking for change and taking car rides with his dog, Mia, or playing the slot machines. At home, he enjoyed taking care of his yard, tinkering on his car while listening to the oldies, and he especially treasured spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by his friends and his family.

 

Along with his wife of almost 54 years, Mr. Mazzotti is survived by his children: Michelle “Shelli” Smith (husband, Marty) of Taylorville; Lori Hart (husband, David) of Taylorville; grandchildren: Zach Smith (wife, Sammie Jo) of Chesapeake, Virginia; Morgan Smith of Collinsville; Jordan Foor of Taylorville; Victoria Hart of Taylorville; sister-in-law: Susan Pearce of Taylorville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister: Vikki Mazzotti; mother and father-in-law: Maxine and Joe Brooks; and brother-in-law: Jack Pearce.

 

Mr. Mazzotti will be cremated and the family will host a celebration of life at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Johnn, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mccclurefuneralhome.com.

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Norma D. Jones

 

Norma Dean Jones, 91, formerly of Herrick, was called home by the angels on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Prairie Rose Healthcare Center in Pana.

 

Funeral service will be on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Herrick with Pastor Paul Dickerson officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in rural Cowden. Memorials may be made to the Herrick First Responders or Quad County Hospice. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden is assisting the family.

 

Norma was born October 1, 1925 in Brownstown, IL to Ruben J. and Cannie N. Sarver Gallup. She attended school in St. Elmo then moving to Herrick and later graduating in May 1943. She married Daniel Robert Jones in July 1943. They had two children, Carol Sue and Kenny Lee.

 

Norma worked in several factories including a defense plant during WWII and later retired from PR Mallory Inc. She became a caregiver after retiring and cared for many special people. She had a heart of gold and loved her family and helping others.

 

She was a member of the Herrick American Legion Auxiliary, the First Christian Church of Herrick and the Eastern Star in Pana. She loved music, dancing and playing cards with friends.

 

Norma is survived by her family Carol (Harlin) Wallace (daughter) of Herrick; Mae Jones (daughter-in-law) of Herrick; grandchildren: Greg (Dana) Jones of Herrick, Marla (Mike) Myers of Herrick, Chad (Libby) Jones of Herrick and Trent (Kelly) Jones of Mode; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her brother Melvin, parents Ruben and Cannie Gallup, husband Robert and son Kenny.

 

Family and friends are invited to share a story or light a candle in Norma’s honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

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Aida L. Henley

 

 

Aida Louise (Llorca) Henley, 70, of Tovey, Il passed away at her home on June 10, 2017.

 

Aida was born on December 10, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Arthur and Zelia (Collebrusco) Llorca. She lived there only six months before moving with her parents to Langleyville, IL. She spent 23 years of her life in Langleyville until her marriage to Wayne Clark Henley. She graduated from Taylorville High School in 1964 and worked with her father in their business the New Way Cleaners until she was married. She married Wayne C. Henley of Tovey on Sunday July 14, 1968 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, IL and they spent the next 46 years together in Tovey, IL until Wayne passed November 10, 2014. He is sadly missed by his family as she will be also. She worked 11 years at St. John’s Hospital after the children were raised. She was a lifetime auxiliary member of the VFW Post # 4495 in Taylorville, IL as well as a lifetime auxiliary member of the American Legion Post # 905 in Kincaid, IL. She was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church in Kincaid, an Alter and Rosary Society member, along with being an auxiliary member of St. Vincent Hospital. She liked reading poems and working crossword puzzles along with shopping, going out to dinner, traveling, the outdoors, visiting with neighbors, but mainly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and grand dogs. She loved her family and grandchildren and will miss them all so much.

 

She is survived by a son Jeff (Stephanie) Henley of Kincaid IL, a daughter Jami (Eric) Jamieson of Springfield IL, grandchildren Curtis and Connor Henley and Zelia and Rowan Jamieson, a cousin Alan (Karen) Collebrusco, sister-in-law Rita Llorca of Beloit, WI and Fern (Bob) Chance of Kincaid, IL along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne, an infant daughter Stephanie Lynn, her parents and a brother Major Arthur Llorca.

 

Funeral Services to be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday June 14, 2017 at Masterson Funeral home, Kincaid IL. Rev. Chad Foster will be officiating with burial service to follow at Bethany Cemetery rural Edinburg IL. Visitation for Aida will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Masterson Funeral Home.

 

Memorials in memory of Mrs. Henley may be made to the American Legion Post # 905 – PO Box 371, Kincaid, IL 62540

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Mark Baccadutre

 

Mark Baccadutre, 64, of Taylorville, died at 4:45 a.m., Thursday, June 8, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family.

 

Born on April 3, 1953 in Taylorville, Illinois, Mark was the son of Michael and Elsie (Russell) Baccadutre. He married Carole Bishop on September 22, 1973 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. Mark worked as a coal miner for many years, and later at waste management. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, beekeeping, woodworking, and in his younger years he was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also coached little league baseball. Mark was a wonderful storyteller and always had a joke to share. His family meant the world to him. Mark was loved by everyone who came across his path and he will be dearly missed.

 

Mark is survived by his wife Carole, their children: Jason (Nicolette) Baccadutre of St. Joseph, IL; Michelle (Jordan) Fortado of Effingham, IL; grandchildren: Auggie Baccadutre and Marcus Fortado; sister and brother-in-law: Lana and Dave Hixenbaugh; sisters-in-law: Ginger Coy and Becky Bishop; and nephews: Matthew Hixenbaugh and Gunder Reese.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents.

 

In accordance with Mark’s wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no services. His family will host a Celebration of Life in the Baccadutre home at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Mark, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Harry Blome Jr.

 

Harry Blome Jr., 81, of Stonington passed away at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in his home. He was born on August 16, 1935 in Stonington, the son of Harry Lincoln and Lula (Simpson) Blome. He married Mary E. Shipp on September 11, 1953 at the First Baptist Church in Taylorville. She preceded him in death on January 22, 2013. Harry was a lifelong farmer and raised and showed sheep for many years. Harry was a member of the Stonington First Baptist Church. He and Mary showed and judged sheep all over Illinois and at the Illinois State Fair for over 60 years. He was a member of the Land of Lincoln Board of Directors and inducted into their Hall of Fame. Harry was a past president of the Illinois Oxford Sheep Association. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing in his free time.

 

He is survived by his sons: Gary Blome (Judy) of Florence, Alabama and Terry Blome (Lori) of Pleasant Plans; grandchildren: Dustin Blome (Kelly) of Benton, Arkansas, Trevor Blome (Leah) of Springfield, Aaron Blome (Amy) of Moline, Tiffany Smith (Jason) of Pleasant Plains, Ashley Kochniarczyk (Michael) of Taylorville, Jacob Blome of Bloomington, Evan Rollins (Alicia) of Springfield, Kayla Rollins of St. Pete Beach, Florida, and Alex Blome of Decatur; 11 Great Grandchildren; niece: Donna Hopkins of Rolla, Missouri; nephew: Ronald Bauer of Shingle Springs, California; cousins: Darlene Metzger of Decatur, and Anna Marie Miller of North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sisters: Luella Childs and Doris Bauer.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Stonington First Baptist Church with Rev. William Mitchell officiating. Burial will take place in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5 until 7 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Memorials may be left to the Stonington First Baptist Church. McClure Funeral home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Harry, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Roy N. Strunk

 

Roy Norman Strunk, 89 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 8:07 a.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. He was born on November 21, 1927 in Springfield, IL the Son of Harry and Della Strunk. He married Norma Parrish on February 14, 1952 in Taylorville, IL. Roy was a Veteran in the U.S. Navy.

 

Surviving are his Son: Rick (Peggy) Strunk of Ohio; Daughter: Cindy (Bill) Weiss of Decatur, IL; Step-Son: Ron Kuntzman of Kentucky; Grandchildren: Phillip, Christine, Angela, Melissa and Carman; several great-Grandchildren; Sisters-in-Law: Janet (Jim) Roach of Taylorville, IL; Lorene (Ray) Noreuil of Taylorville, IL; Nieces: Deborah (Mike) Nickey, Kristie Jaeger, Anita Bluhm, Lori Buschon. He was preceded in death by his Parents and his wife.

 

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Pastor James Jones Officiating.

 

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

 

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

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David Adams

 

David Samuel Adams, 73, of Raymond passed away at 3:26 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at his residence. He was born on April 3, 1944 in Franklin, Pennsylvania, the son of Richard S. and Virginia (Jewell) Adams. He married Donna G. Griffin on January 22, 1966 in Haughton, Louisiana and she preceded him in death on November 3, 2014. Mr. Adams worked previously as a maintenance man at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. In his free time, he enjoyed golfing and driving his red sports car. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren.

 

He is survived by his son: Richard S. Adams (Dawna) of Hurricane, West Virginia; daughter: Rhonda Kay Pruitt (Rex) of Taylorville; mother: Virginia Adams of Polk, Pennsylvania; grandchildren: Nicole Adams, David Adams, Zachary Adams, Amanda Adams, Olivia Pruitt, and Rexton Pruitt; sisters: Mary Lou Buckley (Neil) of Polk, Pennsylvania, and Marty Stahl (Sam) of Titusville, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his father, wife, and brother: Paul Adams.

 

Mr. Adams will be cremated and no services are planned at this time. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of David, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mccclurefuneralhome.com

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Barry Allen

 

Barry Allen, 76, of Taylorville passed away at 10:38 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017 in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital E.R. He was born on May 31, 1941 in Streator, Illinois, the son of Urban Stanley “Bud” Allen and Gilda (Leonelli) Allen. He married Karen Sue Quayle on November 24, 1962 in Kewanee, Illinois. Barry played football and earned his bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in Peoria and his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University. He taught and coached high school for several years in Lincoln and Lanark and coached at Taylorville High School. Barry also taught college and coached wrestling in Hays, Kansas and Kearney State University in Nebraska. He recently retired from selling insurance for KMRM in Taylorville and previously worked for Mutual of Omaha. Barry was a very civic minded individual and gave back to his community in a number of ways. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he previously was chairman for the parish Fiesta. He was member and past president of the Taylorville Optimist Club. He served on the board of directors for the Christian County Senior Citizen’s Center and the Christian County YMCA where he was a past chairman of the auction. Barry was proud of his Italian heritage and enjoyed spending time with his many close friends. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed golfing, a sport that he was taught by his father-in-law.

 

Barry is survived by his wife: Suzy Allen of Taylorville; children: Mike Allen (Sara) of Sherman, Tad Allen (Beth) of Springfield, Jeff Allen (Michele) of Bristol, and Liz Schneider (Kent) of Lincoln; grandchildren: Erin Allen, Faith Allen, John Donelan, Nicholas Donelan, Andrew Donelan, Liam Kiszley, Leah Schneider, Perry Schneider, Jake Schneider, Emily Schneider, Blaine Allen, Grant Allen, and Hope Allen; and 6 great grandchildren; and sister-in-law: Linda Allen of Burr Ridge. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother: Richard Todd Allen.

 

A memorial mass will be held at 11:00a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 5 until 7 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be left to the Autism Society of America or the Christian County YMCA. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Barry, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Earl Himstedt

67 year old Earl Himstedt of Litchfield passed away Thursday (June 1st) in his home.

 

Funeral services for 67 year old Earl Himstedt

will be held Monday (June 5th) at 11:00 a.m. in Plummer Funeral Home

in Litchfield. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield.

Friends may call Sunday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Plummer Funeral Home.

 

The Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield is in charge of arrangements.

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Dean E. Voorhees

 

Dean E. Voorhees, 84 of Taylorville passed away at 12:50 AM on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at Taylorville Care Center.

 

He was born on March 28, 1933 at Raritan, Illinois the son of Andrew and Kathryn (Matheny) Voorhees. Dean Married Carolyn Curvey on March 29, 1953 at Palmer Advent Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, J.R. Voorhees.

 

Dean was supervisor of the finishing room at Georgia Pacific, retiring after many years of service. He was a social member of VFW Post 4495 and a member of their Military Funeral Honor Guard. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and past President of Avion Travel Cade Club. Dean loved to camp and fish and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals Fan. He was a US Army veteran.

 

Survivors include: His wife, Carolyn Voorhees of Taylorville, IL; Daughter, Patricia (husband, Tony) Lush; Son, Ed (wife, Linda) Voorhees of Morrisonville, IL; 7 grandchildren, Travis (Melissa) Lush, Jarrod Lush, Joshua (Kristi) Lush, Lela (Mark) Ferrill, Jeffrey Voorhees, Andy Voorhees and Abby Voorhees; 13 great grandchildren; Sister, Lois Ann (husband, Leroy) Marburger of Palmer, IL; Several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville with Pastor Chad Foster officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 AM until time of service at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home.

 

Memorials are suggested to Taylorville VFW Post #4495.

 

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

 

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

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Arthur Lee Carter

 

Arthur Lee Carter, 82, of Morrisonville, passed away at 9:55 a.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Taylorville Care Center.

 

Artie was born January 25, 1935 in Morrisonville, IL, the son of Raymond “Dick” and Velma (Eckhoff) Carter. He married Susan Clinard November 25, 1956, at the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville.

 

Artie graduated from Morrisonville High School, and went on to work for Louis Marsch Co. for over 50 years as an oil truck operator. He proudly served his country in the United States Army Reserves, and was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Louie Carter.

 

Artie is survived by his wife, Susan Carter of Morrisonville; son, Sam (wife, Tammy) Carter of Morrisonville; daughters, Cindy (husband, Michael) Millburg of Morrisonville and Lori (husband, Christopher) Durbin of Morrisonville; grandchildren, Jonathon, Lance, Cameron, and Abigale Millburg, Thomas and Todd Carter, and Emily Durbin; step-grandchildren, Joni Virden, Stephanie Cisco, and Adam Durbin; great grandchildren, Carter, Claire, Lydia, Andrew, Benjamin, and Avery; cousins, Linda Poggenpohl and Ruth Hopper; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, 111 North St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville.

 

Burial will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, 111 North St., Morrisonville, IL 62546 or Morrisonville Community Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 641, Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

Perfetti Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546 is in charge of arrangements.

 

Please visit www.perfettifuneralhome.com to leave condolences.

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Alan Stender

Alan Stender, 67 of Sharpsburg passed away on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 11:06 p.m. at his residence in Sharpsburg. He was born on January 15, 1950 in Springfield, IL the Son of Jack and Johanna (Knaus) Stender. He married Diane Boyd on June 4, 1971 in Cadillac, MI. He was retired from Disability Services for the State of Illinois and he was a member of Grace Memorial Church in Edinburg, IL.
 
Surviving are his Wife: Diane of Sharpsburg, IL ; Daughters: Jodie (Tom) Owen of Taylorville, IL; Alicha (Curt) Garrett of Morrisonville, IL; Abbie (Rich) Lentz of Spokane, WA; Grandchildren: Madison, Macie, Mercedes and Marissa Owen; Chloe and Perry Lentz; Brothers: Bill (Janet) Stender of Edinburg, IL; Roy (Joy) Stender of Piggott, AR; Tom (Karen) Stender of Greenway, AR; Joe (Anna) Stender of Jonesboro, AR; Jay Stender of Springfield, IL; Sister: Barb Stender of Springfield, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents.  
Private family services will be held at a later date.
 
Memorials may be made to Grace Memorial Church 108 E Douglas St, Edinburg, IL 62531
 
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
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Anna F. Robinson

 

Anna Fayetta Robinson, 94 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 12:15 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. She was born on August 30, 1922 in Palmer, IL the Daughter of James and Alta (Rape) Durbin. She married Thomas Morgan on December 25, 1939 in Springfield, IL and they later divorced, she then married Ed Robin son on December 9, 1964 and he preceded her in death in September of 1992. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.

 

Surviving are her Son: John (Wendy) Morgan of Lincoln, CA; Grandchildren: Carol Pedigo, John Thomas and Cindy Morgan all of Colorado Springs, CO; Lisa Denlay and Heather Cooper of California; Seven Great-Grandchildren; Sisters: Genova McChristy of Stonington, IL, Evelyn (Donald) Yurdin of Springfield, IL; Daughter-in-Law: Mary Morgan of Colorado Springs, CO Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, both husbands, Son: J.T. Morgan, Brothers Darrell and Ted Durbin and Several Nieces and Nephews.

 

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

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Norma Hubbartt

 

Norma J. Hubbartt, 92, of Taylorville passed away on Friday, May 12, 2017 at 4:30 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. She was born on November 18, 1924 in rural Morrisonville, IL the daughter of Lloyd E. and Fern (Milslagle) Harmon. She married Russell C. Hubbartt Jr. on August 17, 1946 in Henderson, Kentucky; and he preceded her in death on January 10, 2009. She worked as a homemaker and she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville, D.A.R. and the Order of the Eastern Star. She was known as “Hollywood” by her friends at Hickory Estates and Taylorville Care Center.

Surviving are her sons: Steve (Carol) Hubbartt of Chatham, IL; and Greg (Pat) Hubbartt of Murrayville, IL; daughter: Julie (Dennis) Braeuninger of Pawnee, IL; nine gGrandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; sisters: Ruth Garrett, Bertha Hill, and Donna (Gene) Peters all of Taylorville, IL; brothers: Elmer Harmon of Taylorville, IL, ;and Chuck (Gloria) Harmon of Dayton, OH; brother-in-law: Mac McShanog of Champaign, IL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents;, husband;, brothers: Russell, John, Lyle, and Wilbur Harmon; sister: Marilyn McShanog;, great-grandson: Jaxson Murphy;, son-in-law: Bob Murphy;, brothers-in-law: Nira Hill, and Bernie Garrett; and sister-in-law: Jody Harmon.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 3:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville with Pastor Michael Evanchek officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville, ; American Diabetes Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the Autism Association.

 

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

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Catherine A. Callan

 

Catherine Ann Callan, 64, of Stonington passed away at 7:20 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2017 in her home. She was born on February 12, 1953 in Taylorville, the daughter of John James and Ada Jean (Garwood) Callan. Cathy graduated from Stonington High School and attended Lincoln Land Community College. She worked for the State of Illinois for many years and for over 30 years at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in several jobs, most recently as a lab runner. She was an active member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church where she assisted with many activities. Cathy was very active with 4-H for many years and was known for the cookies and yeast rolls that she baked. She enjoyed sharing her faith by making rosaries. Cathy was a joy to all who knew her and her positive personality was a blessing to many.

 

She is survived by her mother: Ada Jean Callan of Stonington; brothers: Michael Callan (Marcia), Daniel Callan (Connie) both of Stonington, William Callan (Cyndi) of Springfield, Joseph Callan and Paul Callan (Stefani) both of Assumption, and Leo Callan of California; sisters: Mary VanGeison of Stonington, Patricia Striplin (Bob) of Taylorville, Ann Averette of Stonington, Susan Shivers (Kenny) of Taylorville, Rita Callan of Stonington, and Eileen Naughton (Frank) of Elk Grove Village; uncle: James Callan (Wilma) of Monett, Missouri; aunt: Mildred Garwood of Stonington; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; niece: Kathryn Anderson; and nephew: Sam VanGeison; uncle: Robert Garwood; and sister-in-law: Linda Callan.

 

A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass on Tuesday in the church. A private family inurnment will take place in Old Stonington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Catholic Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Cathy, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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William "Larry" Enzor

 

William Larry Enzor, 62, of Taylorville passed away at 8:53 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017 in his home. He was born on October 25, 1954 in Nashville, Tennessee, the son of Espey and Clara (Herndon) Enzor. He married Cynthia Mauer on May 26, 1990 in Canton, Illinois. Larry graduated from Texas Christian University with a Masters of Business and worked as a business manager at Kemmerer Village in Assumption. He was a member of Taylorville Evangelical Free Church, and the Taylorville Optimist Club. In his free time, Larry enjoyed reading, running and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Vanderbilt Commodores.

 

Larry is survived by his wife: Cindy Enzor of Taylorville; children: Bo Enzor (Ali) of Pana, Nancy Davis (fiancé John Tate) of Taylorville, and Rachel Enzor of Pana; grandchildren: Dayton Enzor, Emalynn Enzor, Caidence Enzor, Kaleena Hendricks, Dallas Hendricks, Kinsley Samson, Roscoe Tate, and Arianna Tate; sister: Lynn Till (David) of Chattanooga, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Following a private family viewing, Larry will be cremated and inurnment will take place next to his parents at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Larry, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Tammy Jo Hodges

 

Tammy Jo Hodges, 45, of Stonington passed away at 6:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 8, 1972 in Indianapolis, Indiana. She married Scott Hodges on May 28, 1994 in Indianapolis. Tammy was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and had worked as a manager for Subway. She enjoyed playing cards, Sudoku puzzles, and Bingo. Tammy enjoyed camping and most of all loved the time spent with family.

 

She is survived by her husband: Scott Hodges of Stonington; daughters: Kelsey Ann Hodges and Samantha Lynn Hodges both of Stonington; sons: Christopher Andrew Hodges of Shelbyville, Indiana, and Nicholas Donovan Hodges (fiancé, Elizabeth Anne Lewis) of Indianapolis, Indiana; sister: Amy Sue Forbes of Indianapolis; and brother: David Lee Potter (Cathy) of Indianapolis. She was preceded in death by her mother: Viveca Pickett and stepfather: Michael Pickett; and grandparents: Robert and Wanda Davis.

 

Funeral services for Tammy will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 12, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Steve Switzer officiating. Burial will be in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a family memorial c/o Regions Bank in Taylorville. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Tammy, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Irene Vidmar

 

Irene Vidmar, 92 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 8:25 a.m. at Life’s Journey Senior Living Center in Taylorville. She was born on December 14, 1924 in Washtenaw County, MI the Daughter of Joseph and Emma (Stoltzheimer) Lindemann. She married William M. “Bill” Vidmar on August 19, 1945 in Ann Arbor, MI. She worked as a housekeeper at St. John’s Hospital and she was also the bookkeeper for Vidmar’s Plumbing and Heating. Irene was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville and she enjoyed Gardening, Sewing, Quilting, playing cards (Euchre), baking, Cooking and being a homemaker.

 

Surviving are her Son: Gerald W. Vidmar of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Carol Ann Hall of Oklahoma City, OK; Linda Vidmar of Taylorville, IL; Grandson: Chris Peters of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Irma Weidmayer of Manchester, MI; Laura Walker of Cantonsville, MD; Sisters-in-Law: Gladys Lindemann of Mountainhome, AR, Wanda Blount of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Brother Dean Lindemann, Sister: Gladys Lindemann.

 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville. The memorial service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville. Inurnment will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

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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James Michael Welge

 

James Michael Welge Sr., 68, of Taylorville passed away at 8:03 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in his home surrounded by his family. Mike was born on November 1, 1948 in Taylorville, the son of Ray Yulette and Marcella Marie (Hogarth) Welge. He married Judith Ellen Stayner on March 4, 1969 in Taylorville. Mike retired from the Department of Corrections after 22 years working as a maintenance equipment operator and was a member of AFSCME and Teamsters Local 279. Prior to that he worked for many years at Peabody Mine #10. Mike served on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Taylorville for 25 years. He was an Army veteran and a past commander of American Legion Post 73. He was a fan of tractors, and has collected many over the years. He was a member of the Taylorville FFA Alumni Association, the American Farm Heritage Museum in Greenville and Moose Lodge 1516. He was a member of the Taylorville Rifle and Pistol Club and a lifetime member of the NRA. Mike enjoyed riding his Harley and was a member of ABATE. He was also a huge NASCAR fan and enjoyed the time he spent camping with his family.

 

Mike is survived by his wife: Judy Welge of Taylorville; son: James Michael Welge Jr. of Taylorville; grandson: Eric Russell Welge; brother: Mark Welge (Cheryl) of Irving. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: Ray Y Welge Jr., Ada P. Hall, and Gerald L. Welge.

 

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial with veteran’s honors will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. 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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Maryann Coonrod

 

Maryann Coonrod, 81 of Morrisonville passed away on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 3:10 p.m. at her residence in Morrisonville. She was born on January 27, 1936 in Jerseyville, IL the Daughter of Harry R. and Lorraina (Trent) Craig. She married Hubert L. “Shorty” Coonrod on March 2, 1953 in Carrolton, IL and he preceded her in death on October 21, 2016. She worked as a nurse at St. Vincent’s Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL and she later retired as a homemaker.

 

Surviving are her Sons: Tim Coonrod of Morrisonville, IL; Todd Coonrod of Springfield, IL; Daughters: Bethann Coonrod of Taylorville, IL; Debra (Donnie) Mays Morrisonville, IL; Teri (Lee) Greer of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Toni (Dustin) Allen of Taylorville, IL; Brian Greer of Taylorville, IL; Josh Greer of Taylorville, IL; Kyle Greer of Taylorville, IL; Ashley (Scott) Finfrock of Sullivan, IL; Jacob Coonrod of Morrisonville, IL; Jennifer (Jason) Shackleton of Iowa City, IA; Morgan McGlauchlen and Wyatt Jones of Alton, IL; April Marsaglia of Taylorville, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Maddison, MacKenzie and Chaz Allen, Broady and Brentlee Greer; Zane and Alexis Finfrock, Sophia Greer, Kaden and Kierstin Kirkpatrick; Emma and Will Shackleton, Dakota Coonrod; Tori and Bryce Marsaglia of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Ruth Flannery of St. Louis, MO; Alice Woodson of Carlinville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, and two grandsons Toby and Danny Mays, Sister: Violet Sullivan, Brother: Roger Craig.

 

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 8, 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. Following the services, it was Maryann’s wishes to be cremated and there will be an inurnment at a later date.

 

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.

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Robert J. "Bobby" Swiney

 

Robert J. “Bobby” Swiney, 47, of Taylorville passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

 

He was born on June 12, 1969 in Taylorville, the son of Donald H “Pete” and Teresa (Stout/Timmerman) Swiney. Bobby graduated from Taylorville High School in 1987 where he played in the band and from Eastern Illinois University with a double major in Political Science and Journalism. In 1995 he earned his Law Degree from Oklahoma City University and was admitted into the Bar in November of that year. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus Council 2120 in Taylorville and American Legion, Edwin Corpin Post 905 in Kincaid, and the Illinois Bar Association. In high school Bobby worked at Lakeshore Golf Course. He worked as the Public Defender in Shelby County, Conflict Public Defender in Christian County, had his own private law practice and performed legal work for collection firms.

 

He is survived by his mother: Teresa Swiney of Taylorville; brother: Donald H Swiney II (Dawn) of Pana; nieces and nephews: Stephen Swiney (Layney), Scott Swiney, and Rachel Swiney; great nieces and nephews: Adalyn Swiney, Westyn Swiney, and Emersyn Swiney; aunts and uncles: Becky Edwards (Gene) of Taylorville; Bruce Timmerman (Debbie) and family of Indianapolis, Mark Timmerman (Mary) and family of Oveido, Florida, Betty Heninger and family of Havre, Montana, Leo T Swiney (Kay) and family of Owaneco, Duane Swiney of Taylorville, Helen Bricker and family of Taylorville, Paul Swiney (Andi) and family of Taylorville, Janet Stephens and family of Taylorville, Kathy Ricci (Robert) of Taylorville, Leah Kuntz (Bill) of Weaver, Iowa, and Sharron Cottrell of Viola, Iowa; and great aunt: Rosalie Gorden and family of Taylorville. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, and uncle: Bill Timmerman.

 

A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Assumption. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the church in Taylorville. Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Bobby, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com  

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Donald D. Zimmerman

 

Donald Dean Zimmerman, age 81, Harvel farmer passed away at 8:34 AM on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

 

He was born in Hillsboro on November 22, 1935, the son of William Keiser and Kathryn (Barkema) Zimmerman. He married Martha Rosenberger on December 27, 1959 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

 

He graduated from Raymond High School in 1953. He attended Iowa State College for two years where he was a member of FarmHouse Fraternity. He transferred to the University of Illinois where he earned a B.S. Degree in General Agriculture in 1957. Following his graduation, he served in the US Army Medical Corp with six months of active duty and six years as a reservist, after which he returned to the farm.

 

He served 27 years as a director of the Morrisonville Farmer’s Coop, King Township Trustee, and a long time commissioner for Union Drainage District #2 formed by his great grandfather. He was the Farm Manager for Kilton Farms, Inc. for 23 years and was a member of American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers. In 1981, he was named a Master Farmer by Prairie Farmer Magazine. His farming operation included both grain and livestock.

 

He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Taylorville and served the church in many capacities, being most proud of his service as a member of the Board of Trustees and chairman of that group for several years. Don served as a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Vincent Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Advisory Board of The Wesley Foundation at the University of Illinois. He loved to travel and enjoyed his family and especially his two grandchildren.. He liked to say his hobby was “work” and he was an avid reader..

 

He is survived by his wife, Martha; son, Christopher K. (wife, Christina); two grandchildren, Mallory Hope and Grant William; brother, Roger W. (wife, Mary) of East Otis, MA; brother in law and sister in law, Don and Harriett Ellen Koch of Mt. Vernon, IL; two nieces, two nephews and numerous cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, John William Zimmerman; sister, Faith Marie Zimmerman; cousin, George Barkema who was reared in the Zimmerman home.

 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 PM at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville. Burial will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 9:30 AM at the Harvel Cemetery in Harvel, with procession leaving at 9:15 AM from the Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville with Dr. Randall Perry officiating.

 

Memorials are suggested to Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation, Morrisonville Community Ambulance, The Wesley Foundation at the University of Illinois or VisionWay Christian School.

 

Condolences to Don’s family may be left at www.perfettifuneralhome.com

 

Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville is in charge of arrangements.

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Marion Forbes

Marion Forbes, 89 of Edinburg passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3:10 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. She was born on August 20, 1927 in Standard City, IL the Daughter of John D. and Margaret (Cowie) McMillan. She married John Lewis Forbes on December 22, 1949 in Springfield, IL and he preceded her in death on October 8, 2015. Marion worked as a school teacher most recently teaching GED in Sangamon County and she was a member of Davis Memorial Christian Church.

Surviving are her Daughters: Susan (James) Matthew of Alachua, FL; Sally (Steven) Weiss of Mansfield, IL; Sandy (David) Hendricks of Taylorville, IL; Son: John Scott (Katrina) Forbes of Franklin, IN; Grandchildren: Amy (David) Jackson; Jennifer (Erik) Johnson; Lenore (Bruno) Matthew; Danielle (Timothy) Matthew; John Christopher Forbes; Amanda Tedley; Kimberlie (Sal) Flauto; Randi (Matt) Sutter; Stuart (Sheena) Weiss; Erika Weiss; Elyse Hendricks (Kris Ford); Erynn Hendricks (Fiancé Ryan Trott); Ethan Hendricks; Great-Grandchildren: Branith Forbes, Lori Weiss, Kelly Weiss, Gabriel Sutter, Isabella Flauto, Oliva Flauto, Aubrey Sutter, Markus Johnson, Isabella Sweeney, and Caroline Ford; Sister: Katherine O’Connor; Brother: John S. McMillan; Several Nieces and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Sisters: Margaret McMillan, Mary McMillan Long, Brother William McMillan and Sister-in-Law: Germaine Katherine “Kay” Elliot.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Bill Kerns officiating. Burial will be held in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorials may be made to Davis Memorial Christian Church 1500 W. Franklin St. Taylorville, IL 62568

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

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Charles Burke

Charles Burke age 74, New Berlin, IL, passed away on April 29, 2017 at Symphony of Decatur. He was born on Aug. 13, 1942, the son of Bernard and Mary Bible Burke.

 

He worked as a coal miner at Crown II before retiring. He was a member of the UMWA.

 

A daughter Karen Zamboni of Henderson, NV, and son, Kevin (Irina) Burke of Dunbarton, New Hampshire, survives him. Also surviving are his grandchildren Pavel, Katrina, and Nicholas. Besides his parents a brother and a sister preceded him in death.

 

Memorials in Charles’s name can be left to St. Martins Cemetery.

 

Fr. Bunse will officiate the Funeral services, which will be held on Saturday May 6 at 11:00am at the funeral home. Visitation will be held 1 hr prior to the time of service. Burial will be held at St. Martins Cemetery.

 

Hough Memorial Home in Farmersville is assisting the family.

 

Condolences, Photos and Memories can be shared at www.houghfuneralhome.com

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Cecil "Buck" McVey

 

Cecil “Buck” McVey, 82 of Stonington passed away on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 3:20 p.m. at his residence in Stonington. He was born on November 4, 1934 in Mt. Auburn, IL the Son of Cecil and Helen (Ficks) McVey. He married Patricia Hancock on March 30, 1957 in Taylorville, IL. He was retired from caterpillar as a dye maker and he was a member of the Stonington Masonic Lodge #1066 AF&AM, VFW Post #6577 in Assumption and the Stonington American Legion #257.

Surviving are his Wife: Patricia McVey of Stonington, IL; Son: Daniel McVey of Edinburg, IL; Daughter: Kathy (Duane) Patrick of Stonington, IL; Grandchildren: Michael (Misty) Vaughn, Nicholas Vaughn, Megan (David) Siegrist, C.J. McVey, Joseph McVey, Tom McVey; Great-Grandchildren: Corey Vaughn, Addyson Vaughn, Jaxson Vaughn, Finnley Siegrist, Dylan and Ryan Patrick, Sean and Vivianna Arass; Sisters: Mary Edwards of Willow Hill, IL; Pat Turner of Toulon, IL; Priscilla Siegel of Dallas, TX; Brother: Jim McVey of Centralia, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, brothers: Dean McVey, Bill McVey, Joe McVey and LeRoy McVey.

 

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Masonic Services starting at 7:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

 

Burial will be held in Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington.

 

Memorials may be made to the Stonington American Legion 401 W North St, Stonington, IL 62567

 

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

 

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Shirlee Scharmer Price

 

Shirlee Scharmer Price, age 91 of Taylorville Illinois passed away Wednesday April 26th 2017 at her home with family at her side. Shirlee was born in Christian County Illinois on February 28, 1926 the daughter of Julius and Gertrude (Trelz) Herbst. She graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1944 and then attended the University of Illinois. She was a member of the Taylorville First United Methodist Church.

 

She started her career working alongside her mother at Blakely’s Department Store and later she became a buyer for Meyer’s Brothers in Springfield, Illinois. Then on March 1st 1977 she opened her own ladies apparel store “Shirlee’s” on the east side of the Taylorville Square serving the community for twenty-two years. Her motto was “Clothes Just for You”. She had a vision for fashion and design. She participated in many fashion shows for the Ladies Hospital Auxiliary. After her retirement she enjoyed volunteer work as a docent at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, reading, and traveling with friends.

 

Surviving are her daughter, Barbara Scharmer (Larry Norris) of Taylorville, and her son, David Scharmer (Claire) of Bay City Michigan; and four grandchildren; Scott Scharmer of Lahaina, Hawaii, Jessica Scharmer of Rigby, Idaho, Christopher Scharmer of Atlanta, Georgia, and Kevin Scharmer of Bay City, Michigan; and one great granddaughter; Kyla Scharmer of Rigby, Idaho. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Visitation for Shirlee Scharmer Price will be held Sunday April 30th from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. at Sutton Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life will be held Monday May 1st with a gathering of friends at 10:00 A.M. and memorial service at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Walnut St., Taylorville, Illinois 62568 with Rev. Bob Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Illinois. Memorials may be made in her memory to the Taylorville First United Methodist Church. Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Melba Rae Burchi

 

Melba Rae (Cairel) Burchi, 78, of Kincaid IL,  passed away  at 5:18 p.m. Tuesday, April 25,, 2017 at St. Marys hospital in Decatur, IL. 

 

She was born February 5, 1939 the daughter of John “Frank”  and Ethel (Hurtte) Cairel.  She married Albert Reno Burchi on February  11, 1958 at the Kincaid Baptist Church in Kincaid.

 

She graduated in 1957 from South Fork High School and attended Browns Business College for two years.  She was a housewife and mother.  She attended Kincaid Baptist Church where she played organ during services and later joined the Edinburg First Baptist Church.   Melba and Al were known to many nursing homes in the surrounding area as the “Joy Bells” where she enjoyed playing organ and singing with her husband Albert for the residents.  Melba enjoyed singing, dancing and spending time with her family.  She also enjoyed watching Days of Our Lives and was an avid reader and news watcher. 

 

Surviving are her husband Albert of Kincaid IL, two sons Alan (Renee) Burchi and Jack (fiancée Linda Barrett) Burchi of Kincaid and one daughter Robin (Robert) Beloit of Bulpitt, IL, grandchildren Brittany, Westin, Austin and Jason Burchi of Kincaid, Bailey and Rylie Beloit of Bulpitt, and Kira Lopez of New Mexico, and 3 great grandchildren, Ronin Epps, Gabrean Lopez, and Seferino Lopez of NM and one brother Jack (Janice) Cairel of Stark, FL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-grandson.

 

Visitation for Melba will be held at Edinburg First Baptist Church, Edinburg IL on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. with services to follow at 11:30 a.m.  Reverend Denny Hamilton will be officiating.   Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL. 

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Mary B. Monical

 

Mary B. Monical, 95 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 12:51 a.m. at Regency Care Center in Springfield. She was born on July 29, 1919 in Dawson, IL the Daughter of Walter Thomas and Frances M (Huff) Nation. She married George Monical Sr. on September 29, 1939 in Hannibal, MO. She worked as a homemaker and she was a member of the Edinburg United Methodist Church in Edinburg, IL.


Surviving are her Sons: John M. (Donna) Monical of Cantral, IL; Randall D. (Margaret) Monical of Edinburg, IL   Grandchildren: Rick Monical, Tim Monical, Duska Jo Proctor, Todd Monical and Chris Monical; Eleven Great-Grandchildren; Two Nieces and one Nephew. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Son George Monical Jr., Two Brothers Walt and Jack Nation, Sister: Alice Shawgo.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27, 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 Caleb McGregor officiating. Burial will be held in Rose Lawn Cemetery in Springfield, IL.


Memorials may be made to Edinburg United Methodist Church 102 W Douglas St, Edinburg, IL 62531.

 

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


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Harold Russell III

Harold “Rusty” Russell III, 34 of Edinburg passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 8:24 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on January 28, 1983 in Victorville, CA the Son of Harold Russell II and Loretta Fowlers, IL. He worked as a brick mason.


Surviving are his Fiancé: Michelle Webb of Edinburg, IL; Sons: Chase Russell, Peyton Russell and Ethan Russell; Daughter: Ariana Webb; Parents: Harold Russell II and Loretta (Keith) Fowler; Grandparents Harold and Betty Russell I; Sisters: Shanna Sanders, Ashley Sapp, Heather Hanna; Brothers: Joey Russell, Jeremy Russell, and Steven Sanders; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his Grandmothers Gaytha Fowler, and Marie Blackmon, Grandfather: Richard Fowler. 


Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg. The Memorial service will follow the visitation starting at 3:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg. Inurnment will be held at a later date.


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.
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Cynthia Donovan

 

Cynthia Donovan, 68 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 1:15 a.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur. She was born on July 12, 1948 in Chicago the Daughter of Arthur and Helen (Bowen) Karpen. She married Kevin Donovan on September 1, 1985 in Seven Valleys, PA.


Surviving are her Husband: Kevin Donovan of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Rusty Ward, Danny Ward and Ryan Donovan; Daughters: Tammy Ward, Leda Ward and Jessica Donovan; Eleven Grandchildren; four Great-Grandchildren; Sister: Leda Karpen; Brother: George Karpen and Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Son: Bobby Donovan, Sister: Dianne Franklin and Grandson: Brandon Krouse.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be on Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Grover officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Christian Broadcasting Network 977 Centerville Turnpike Virginia Beach, VA 23463

 

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

Jane B. Hafliger, 98 of Taylorville, passed away at 12:02 a.m. on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at Taylorville Care Center. She was born on September 15, 1918 in Taylorville, the daughter of R. Homer and Winifred (Carey) Bailey. She married Keith Hafliger on October 6, 1943 in Phoenix, Arizona. He preceded her in death on March 24, 1950. Jane worked for the Sangamon Company for many years as a machine operator. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Eagles Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary for over 61 years, and the St. Vincent Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.

Jane is survived by: many nieces and nephews, including locally: Jim Noren, Marilyn Voggetzer, Barbara Pelati, and Tyrone Corso. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings: Merle Bailey, Dwight Bailey, Mary Noren, Helen McGee, Elizabeth Corso, Winona Tipping, Lillian Bailey, Josephine Lasco, and William Bailey.

Mrs. Hafliger will be cremated and inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Per her wishes, no memorial services are planned. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Jane, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  

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Charles Blakley

 

Charles D. “Don” Blakley, 95 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 6:29 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on June 5, 1921 at home on the farm in Pike County, IL, the Son of James H. and Elsie (Kimball) Blakley. He married Beulah G. Staufenbiel on August 8, 1944 in Norfolk, VA. He was a veteran of WWII in the United States Navy and he later worked as a machinist at Hopper Paper Co and Georgia Pacific for 43 years. Charles enjoyed gardening, reading and woodworking. He made many beautiful pieces for his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Taylorville, IL, Son of American Revolution and VFW Post #4495.   
 
Surviving are his Wife: Beulah G. Blakley of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Jean C. Davidson of Mattoon, IL, Lois A. (Terry) Ryan of Taylorville, IL; Son: David C. Blakley of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Andrea (Dan) Bryan of Webster Groves, MO; Darcy Tavine (Fiancé Bob Hammitt) of Cantrall, IL; James W. (Whitney) Davidson of Arvada, CO; Aimee (TJ) Bates of Taylorville, IL; Thad D. Ryan (Fiancée Kayla Mager) of Fisher, IN; Great-Grandchildren: Mason, Ryan and Ella Bates of Taylorville, IL; Max Tavine of Cantrall, IL, Penelope Davidson of Arvada, CO; Nephew: James (Linda) Blakley of Taylorville, IL; Cousins: Larry (Beverly) Schultz of St. Louis, MO; Aldene Drury of Florissant, MO and many other Nieces, Nephews, great Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sister: Marie Flemming, Brother: Everett Blakley.
 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. The funeral Mass will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with MSGR David S. Lantz officiating. Burial will be held in Rosemond Grove Cemetery in Rosamond, IL with military graveside honors.
 
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School 422 S. Washington 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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Charles Walker

Charles Walker, 79 of Kincaid passed away on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 2:50 p.m. at Vibra Hospital in Springfield. He was born on November 6, 1937 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Russell and Florence (Coffey) Walker. He married Sharleen Simar on September 1, 1962 in Washington, DC. Charlie was a retired U.S. Navy Veteran and later was an animal nutritionist. He was a member of the Kincaid Church of God, Morrisonville Masonic Lodge # 0681 AF & AM Morrisonville, IL and Ansar Shrine of Springfield, IL. 
Surviving are his Wife Sharleen of Kincaid, IL; Son: Jeff (Celine) Walker of Morrisonville, IL Daughter: Stephanie (Rob) Mulvaney of Kincaid, IL; Grandchildren: Cecilia (Scott) Cain of Altenburg, MO, Trey (Chloe) Mulvaney of Tovey, IL, Gale Mulvaney (Fiancé Stephanie Siegrist) of Harvel, Tyler Walker (Sydney Hancock) of Taylorville; Great-Grandchildren: Sage Lee Marie Mulvaney, Lettie Marie Mulvaney; Sister-in-Law: Rita Walker of Chatham, IL; Brother-in-Law: Henry (Marilyn) Minneboo of Merritt Island, FL; Nephews: Mark Law (Jack Waldridge) of Crawfordsville, IN; Bill (Laurel) Law of Chatham, IL; Steven Keagle (Emily Herbert) of Coco, FL; Niece Sarah Simar of Buena Vista, VA and Several Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sisters: Janet and Susan Walker and Brother: Michael Walker.
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Kincaid Church of God in Kincaid. The Celebration of Life service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Kincaid Church of God in Kincaid with Pastor Jacob Skelton officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Kincaid Church of God Building Fund 120 Market St. Kincaid, IL 62540.

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

 

Patricia Ann Stephens, 83 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 9:39 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. She was born on January 1, 1934 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Duard and Wilma (Hill) Lamb. She worked many positions at the Christian County Historical Society in Taylorville.


Surviving are her Sons: Richard (Melinda) Stephens of Taylorville, IL; William Stephens of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Ann, Becca, Audrey, Jessica, Emily, Sarah, Braiden; Nine Great-Grandchildren; Sister: Willnita (Gene) Yonker of Taylorville, IL; Brothers: D.W. (Kathy) Lamb of Taylorville, IL, John (Nancy) Lamb of Grand Rapids, SD; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Son: Douglas Stephens and Daughter: Deborah Goodall.


It was Patricia’s wishes to be cremated and have a private family graveside service at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.


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

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Cheryl Ann Izatt

Cheryl Ann Izatt, 62, of Taylorville, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Born on March 11, 1955 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cheryl was the daughter of Thomas and Oneta (Queen) Quinn. Cheryl married Mark J. Izatt in 1975, and after 42 years together he preceded her in death on November 15, 2016. She recently retired from Christian County Courthouse after 27 years working in records and bookkeeping. Cheryl was a loving mother, grandmother, wife, and sister and she will be dearly missed.

She is survived by her children: Clyde (Chelsea) Izatt of Mt. Zion, and Bonnie (Doug) Hughes of Taylorville; three grandchildren: Grayden, Brystol, and Kooper Hughes; siblings: Chris (Ginger) Quinn, Cindy (Joe) Mulick, Connie (Dan) Bitney, Carolyn (Tyler) Hammer, and Celia (Steve) Montgomery; her mother-in-law, Earlene Drew; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband Mark, Cheryl was preceded in death by her parents and two nieces.

A service to remember and celebrate both the lives of Cheryl and her husband Mark will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at McClure Funeral Home. Visitation will be held Monday from 5 – 7 p.m. Interment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Cheryl, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.      

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Mary June Hardy

Mary June Hardy, 92, of Mt. Auburn passed away at 3:50p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 2, 1924 in rural Mt. Auburn, the daughter of Henry and Mary Eva (Hupp) Higgins. She married Morris “Mose” Hardy in September 17, 1948 in Mt. Auburn. He preceded her in death on January 8, 1989. June was a homemaker, farmed alongside her husband, and previously worked at the Illiopolis munitions plant as part of the war effort. She was a member of the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ, Mt. Auburn Lioness Club, and the Mt. Auburn Community Club. June loved flowers and enjoyed not only growing, but also arranging them. When she was younger, she worked towards earning her pilots license. She was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.

She is survived by her sons: Gene Hardy (Virginia) and Steve Hardy (Barbara) both of Mt. Auburn; daughter: Becky Hardy (Kristen) of Indianapolis; grandchildren: Carole Ringler (Brian) of Mt. Auburn, Krista Squires (Tim) of Mt. Auburn, Derek Hardy (Victoria) of Barrington, and Chris Hardy (Lynn) of Carol Stream; step-grandchildren: Derek Tschosik and Kaitlynn Tschosik both of Indianapolis; great grandchildren: Mitch Ringler, Lanae Ringler, Kassidy Squires, Braeden Squires, Lola June Hardy, Peyton Hardy, Caleb Hardy, and Jaxon Hardy; great-great granddaughter: Elle Ringler; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister: Josephine Ferguson; and brother: Wayne Higgins.

The funeral service for June will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ with Rev. Dan Armstrong and Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Burial will take place in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Memorials may be made to the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ or the Shriners Hospital for Children. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of June, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Bonita "Bonnie' Lancaster

Bonita “Bonnie” Lancaster, 87, of Taylorville passed away at 1:05 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Taylorville. She was born on July 23, 1929 in Mt. Auburn, the daughter of Walter A. and Maggie (Bramel) Butcher. On October 23, 1948, she married William F. Lancaster in Taylorville, and he preceded her in death on April 19, 2016. Bonnie retired from the State of Illinois after 35 years of service, including years working as secretary to Governor and Mrs. Jim Thompson and personal secretary to the clerk of the Illinois Supreme Court. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville. Bonnie taught Sunday School for over 40 years. Bonnie and Bill loved dogs and cared for many over the years. She enjoyed crafts and sewing and was known for her candy making, pie baking, and Swedish meatballs. Bonnie had a wonderful sense of humor.

Bonnie is survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews as well as her faithful companions: Marsha and Rhoza. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings: Homer Butcher, Irene Williams, Kenneth Butcher, Earl Butcher, and Derrell Butcher; and brother-in-law: Jim Lancaster.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will take place at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Christian County Animal Control or Grace Baptist Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Bonnie, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com  

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Robert Lee Dees

 

Robert “Robbie” Lee Dees, 69, of Kincaid, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 10:40 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family.

 

Robbie was born April 12, 1947 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Louis and the late Roberta Broccardo of Kincaid and the late Leon Dees of Taylorville. He married Gail Bryan on December 30, 1967 in Taylorville.  Robbie was a proud and loving Papa to his four daughters, 5 grandsons and 2 granddaughters.

 

Robbie was a graduate of Kincaid High School and obtained his Bachelor and Master Degrees from University of Illinois-Springfield.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy for 9 years.  He worked at Peabody Coal Mine #10 for over 20 years, the State of Illinois for 14 years, and recently enjoyed substitute teaching during his retirement.

 

Robbie loved his family more than anything else.  He also enjoyed Navy submarine reunions, being a member of the Silent Service Motorcycle Chapter, past member of the Springfield HOG Chapter, riding his Harley Davidson, traveling with his wife, Cardinals baseball, the Fighting Illini and his painting ladies.

 

Survivors include his wife, Gail; daughters, Carrie (Brad) Molohon of Taylorville, Heather (Greg) Farwell of Iowa, Shannon (Jeff) Harrison of Pawnee and Courtney (Jared) Haselhorst of Taylorville; grandchildren Hunter and Hayden Molohon, Maura and Lyla Harrison, Braxton and Landon Farwell, and Jack Haselhorst; father, Louis Broccardo of Kincaid; sisters,  Diana (Gerald) Pittro of Chicago, Deb (Gary) McConnell of Kincaid, Sherrie (Don) Torricelli of Trenton, Michelle (Bob) Billings of Pennsylvania, Lisa (Chuck) Engeling of Taylorville and Pat Dyer of Taylorville; brother, Louis (Lisa) Broccardo II of Kincaid.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother Roberta, father Leon, grandparents, and mother and father-in-law.

 

Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid, IL.  Funeral Mass: 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Church of St. Jude in Rochester, IL.  Burial will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery, Morrisonville, IL.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to:  Spring Veterans Renaissance Shelter in Springfield, IL. 209 W. Scarritt, Springfield, IL 62704

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Marietta Murphy-Anderson

 

Marietta Murphy-Anderson, 75 of Taylorville formerly of Pana passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 12:53 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on April 28, 1941 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Homer and Norma (Hubbard) Murphy. She married J. Michael Anderson on September 2, 1962 and he later preceded her in death in March of 1995. Marietta worked as the Deputy City Clerk of Pana for 17 years, she was a Christian County 911 dispatcher for 9 years, and she served as the township supervisor for Pana. She was a member of Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville, Eastern Star Arcana Chapter in Pana, Moose Lodge #1516 in Taylorville, American Legion Ramsey and was a member of the red hats in Pana.


Surviving are her Daughters: Julia England and companion Alvin Abbott of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Dylan and Bethany Beeson both of Pana, IL; Brothers: Harold (Verna) Murphy of Rives, TN; Jim (Marilyn) Murphy of Taylorville, IL Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Marietta was also much loved and will be dearly missed by many members of the Hebenstreit Family. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband and her Brother Robert Dean Murphy.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and also one hour prior to the funeral services at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor James Jones officiating. Burial will be held in Linwood Cemetery in Pana, IL.


Memorials may be made to Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry P. O. Box 533 Pana, IL 62557 or to Taylorville Christian Church missions 1124 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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

Frances June Eson, 87 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2:13 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on June 15, 1929 in Coffeen, IL the Daughter of Samuel and Corda (Hickman) Snider. She married Lowell Dale Eson on September 11, 1949 in Coffeen, IL. She worked as a homemaker. In honor of June please wear red to the service in her remembrance.

Surviving is her Daughter: Phyllis (James) Jachino of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Jill and Hannah Jachino of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Brothers Eldon Snider and Clifford Snider, Sisters: Louise Whitten, Ruth Greenwood, Nellie Reineke, Jane Snider.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 11:00 at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church 200 S. Walnut St. Taylorville, IL 62568

 

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Delmar Oats

Delmar Oats, 70 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 10:55 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on April 3, 1946 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Delmar and Mary Jean (Miller) Oats. He married Patricia Tucker on April 6, 1966 in Taylorville, IL. He worked as a laborer for local #159 in Decatur, IL.
 
Surviving are his Wife: Patricia Oats of Taylorville; Son: Rick Oats of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Cynthia Penkala of Chicago, IL; Grandchildren: Nikki Stone, Patrick Penkala, Kourtneigh Oats, Kaleb Oats; Great-Grandchildren: Jayden Stone, Ryker Ryland, Jayce Felton, Riggs Felton, Colton Penkala; Brother: Dennis (Stella) Oats of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents. 
 
Visitation will be held on Monday, April 3, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Crossroads Apostolic Church in Taylorville. The Memorial Service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Crossroads Apostolic Church in Taylorville with Pastor Jason Hoffman Officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
 
Memorials may be made to Crossroads Apostolic Church 212 Jaycee Dr. Taylorville, IL 62568 or to Gift of Hope 2401 Memphis Dr. Springfield, IL 62702.
 
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
 
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Mary Elizabeth Heberling

Mary Elizabeth Heberling, 94, of Taylorville passed away at 2:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Taylorville Care Center. She was born on January 21, 1923 in Ricks Township, Christian County, the daughter of Walter Gabriel and Sarah Maude (Woodall) Hill. On September 21, 1946, she married Edward Andrew Heberling in Taylorville. Mary spend her entire life working along Ed’s side, in all aspects of farming, mainly south of Taylorville. Whether it was helping milk the herd of Guernsey cows or driving a truck for harvest, they worked as a team. She had a great love for cooking and gardening and made sure that anyone who helped on the farm was well-fed. Mary could handle a 12-inch cast iron skillet with no effort at all. Most of all she loved and adored all of her grandchildren. Mary and Ed enjoyed watching 3 generations of kids exhibit livestock at various fairs throughout the years and attended many a performance at Nashville North.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years: Ed; sons: Edwin Eugene “Gene” (Carol) Heberling of rural Taylorville, Robert Dale “Rob” (Kathy) Heberling of Taylorville, and Marion Lee “Punk”(Jodi) Heberling of Owaneco; 10 grandchildren: Holly Lomprez of Taylorville, Christopher (Amy) Heberling of Waynesville, Missouri, Andy Heberling (Jenny Pace) of Taylorville, Wendy (Shannon) Snow of Plainfield, Jennifer (Billie) Heberling of Taylorville, Eddie (Laura) Heberling of Blufton, South Carolina, Beth (Jeremy) Piatt of Taylorville, Robert Edward “Ward” Heberling of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mathew Heberling of Owaneco, and Amy Heberling of Owaneco; 17 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews; sister-in-laws: Lois Hill and Anna Lou Yoho of Springfield and Grace Greffe of Taylorville; brother-in-laws: Jordan Heberling of Owaneco and Leroy Heberling of Taylorville. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Glen, Benjamin, Elmer, Paul, and Charles; sisters: Jessie Avis, Wilma Lamb, Alta Smith, Wanda Dodson, and Betty Benson; as well as grandson: Gabriel Alan Heberling and great granddaughter: Jessica Kettlekamp.

A visitation will be held from 4 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, April, 2, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday at the funeral home with Rev. James Jones and Sr. Rose McKeown officiating. Burial will take place at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville. Memorials may be made to the Taylorville FFA Alumni Association or Visionway Christian School. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Mary, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Rose Marie Kocurek

Rose Marie Kocurek, 73 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:50 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on June 4, 1943 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Mike and Dorothy (Krouse) Banko. She married Aime Stephen Kocurek on August 20, 1960 by Father Leo Sustak at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death on May 30, 2016. Rosie will most be remembered by her wonderful cooking abilities. She was known as the “Pie Lady” or “Peanut Brittle” maker as she made many pies and countless pounds of peanut brittle during the Christmas season. She was still getting request last year. Rosie and Amie were owners of the Sugar Shack bakeries for many years and were often told they had the best doughnuts around. Rosie was a very hard worker and was determined to do things on he own no matter the struggle. She struggled a lot, but fought until the very end. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her, but mostly by her family who were fortunate to have her to learn from and love. She loved being involved in all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s lives no matter the event.

Surviving are her Son: Mark (Susan) Kocurek of Kincaid, IL; Daughters: Christine (Bradley) Thomas of Edinburg, IL; Amy (William) Reeter of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Chelsea (Jordan) McKinnie, Clint Thomas, Stephen (Bridget) Shanks, Melissa (Richard) Pease, Lora Reeter, Timothy, Taylor, Markie and Rylee Kocurek; Great-Grandchildren: Kyler Nelson, Domynik Kocurek, Daisy Shanks, Logan Gross and James McKinnie; Sisters: Emma Cowgill of Troy, IL; Ruth Spinner of Taylorville, IL and Janet (Alvin) Mizeur of Owaneco; Sister-in-Law: Flora Morrissey of Taylorville, IL; Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Brothers-in-Laws: Arnold Morrissey, Lloyd Cowgill, Larry Spinner and Paul (Gloria) Kocurek; Mother and Father–in-Law: Stephen and Laura (Dupont) Kocurek; Sister-in-Law: Laura (Val) Reffett; Niece: Susie Spinner and Great Niece: Rachael Spinner.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. Memorial Mass will follow the visitation starting at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with MSGR. David S. Lantz officiating. Inurnment will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL at a later date.

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

 

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Patsy Dyer

Patsy Dyer, 76 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 12:14 p.m. at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. She was born on January 29, 1941 in Benton, IL the Daughter of Robert N. and Ruby L. (Wilkerson) Gibbs. She married Glen Dyer on October 6, 1962 in Springfield, IL and he preceded her in death on May 20, 2013. She was a member of Lighthouse Apostolic Church in Taylorville and Tabernacle of Praise Church in Taylorville. Patsy loved going to church, reading her Bible and being on the go. She also enjoyed her time spent at the Christian County Senior Citizens Center in Taylorville. Doing the work of the Lord was very important to Patsy and she spent a lot of time at the local nursing homes reading the Bible to the residents.

Surviving are her Son: Jeff Dyer of Taylorville, IL. She was preceded in death by her Parents.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Lighthouse Apostolic Church in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 3:00 p.m. at Lighthouse Apostolic Church in Taylorville with Pastor Eric Stillwell and Pastor Russell Beard officiating. Inurnment will be held in Walnut Ridge Cemetery in Virginia, IL at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Sutton Memorial Home C/O: Lighthouse Apostolic Church 1224 W. Franklin St. Taylorville, IL 62568

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Elizabeth Allison Martin

 

Elizabeth Allison Martin, 97, of Taylorville, passed away at 6:44 p.m., Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She was born December 12, 1919, in Cleaton, Kentucky, the daughter of Harmon and Bertha (Sampson) Allison. During WWII, Elizabeth worked to support the war effort. She worked at Western Cartridge in Alton, Allis Chalmers in Springfield, and the Illiopolis munitions plant. She spent many years working for the State of Illinois in health services, running a halfway house in Peoria where she assisted many parolees and mentally disabled. Elizabeth was a skilled quilter and was well known for the dumplings she made.

She is survived by her sons: Jack (Helen) Martin of Arlington Heights, Donald (Cindy) Martin, of Springfield, and James Martin of Springfield; 15 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, including special caregivers: Linda (Tom) Bellegante of Taylorville. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother: “Duke” Allison; sisters: Rita DeMartini and Wanda Danko; and grandchildren: Brad Martin and Lori Martin.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with the Rev. Tom Bellegante officiating. Visitation will be held from noon until the time of the service. Inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the choice of the donor. McClure Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Memories of Elizabeth, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Velma Lorrene Nicks

Velma Lorrene Nicks, 96, of Nokomis, passed away on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:20 p.m. at Nokomis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nokomis. She was born on June 7, 1920 in Nokomis, IL, Daughter of Albert and Mary (Grimes) Howell. She married Anthony Nicks on May 2, 1953 in Effingham, IL and he later preceded her in death on January 20, 1999. She worked as a cook at South School in Nokomis and she managed the Edinburg School Cafeteria for 25 years.

She is survived by her Nieces: Joyce Owens, Carol Beeler, Judy Spindel and Mary Ann Howell. Nephews: Lonnie and Dean Compton. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Siblings: Grace Nash, Lewis Howell, Leona Kroenlein, Mary Workman, Dale Howell and Marjorie Compton.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis. Funeral services will follow the visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis with Father Dan Willenborg officiating. Burial will be in Nokomis Cemetery in Nokomis, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Louis Catholic Church 311 S Elm St Nokomis, IL 62075

Arrangements by Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis.

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Elmer Ray Beaty

Elmer Ray Beaty, 80 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 8:06 p.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. He was born on January 13, 1937 in Christian County, IL the Son of Glen E. and Beulah V. (Woods) Beaty. He married Sheryl Hill in Palmer, IL and they later divorced. He then Married Rochelle “Shelly” Elston Black on December 24, 1986 in Saginaw, MI. Elmer worked as a Carpenter for Local 334 in Saginaw, MI and then later maintenance for Design Corrugating in Taylorville, IL.

Surviving are his Wife: Rochelle “Shelly” of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Rodney Ray Beaty of Litchfield, IL; Kyle Woodson Beaty of Joliet, IL; Robert Black of Decatur, IL; Timothy A. Black of Taylorville, IL, Glenn A. Black of Taylorville, IL, Daughter: Melissa Hill of Taylorville Grandchildren: Elizabeth Louise Taylor of Litchfield, IL; Jeannine Nicole Beaty of Taylorville, IL; Trista Marie Norris of Mt. Auburn, IL, Holly Ann Black, Sarah June Black; Great Grandchildren: Cassandra Renee Taylor of Litchfield, IL; Nicholas Drake Taylor of Litchfield, IL; Arianna Willow Norris of Mt. Auburn, IL; Skyler Mae Taylor of Litchfield, IL; Sister: Aleta L. Kettelkamp of Nokomis, IL; Letha (Andy) Buchson of Kincaid, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Son: Jim Black; Brother Wayne Beaty and Brother-in-Law: Kenneth Kettelkamp.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 10:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Ted Marrinan officiating. Burial will be held in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church 1919 N 1000 East Rd, Taylorville, IL 62568

 

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Mary Jo Robinson

Mary Jo Robinson, 64 of Taylorville, passed away at 10:48 a.m. on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She was born on August 3, 1952, the daughter of Clarence “Joe” and Mary (McAvoy) Emerson. On February 13, 1981 she married Morris Robinson in Stonington. Mary Jo retired after 25 years with Walmart as a Department Manager. She was a member of Moose Lodge #1516 and the Women of the Moose. In her free time, she enjoyed crocheting, bowling, playing piano and cards and was an avid Cubs fan. She enjoyed supporting her children in all the sporting events they played in. Mary Jo adored her grandkids and loved all the time she spent with them.

She is survived by her husband: Morris Robinson of Taylorville; children: Kristi Luttrell (David) of Edinburg, Mark Robinson (Christine) of Naperville, Kim Timmons (Jason) of Bloomington, and Doug Robinson (Brandy) of Temple, Texas; grandchildren: Cortez Luttrell, Matthew Luttrell, Payton Robinson, Cameron Robinson, Avery Timmons, Austin Timmons, Alaina Timmons, and Dax Robinson; brothers: Robert Emerson (Anita) of Loves Park, and Pat Emerson (Chris) of Erie, Colorado; and uncle: John McAvoy of Taylorville. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters: Ann Hodges and Jan Jolly.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Msgr. David Lantz officiating. Visitation will be from 4 until 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Memorials may be made to Autism Speaks. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Mary Jo, or condolences to the family, may be made online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com  

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Estle Ramsey

 

Mr. Estle “Bud” Ramsey, 89, of Kincaid, IL passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:55 P.M.
 
He was born in New Burnside, IL., October 19, 1927 the son of Leslie “Les” and Rose (Fustin) Ramsey.  
 
Mr. Ramsey was a member of Midland United Methodist Church, Kincaid.  “Cue-Ball”, as he was affectionately known to his co-workers, and later to everyone, worked 45 years in area coal mines retiring from Peabody Mine #10 in 1989.  Bud also served in the U.S. Navy during WW II.  He was a current member of the Kincaid American Legion and the United Mine Workers of America and was a former member of the Taylorville V.F.W.
 
Surviving is a grandson Rev. Chad (Jennifer) Foster of Morrisonville, IL., great-grandchildren Seth, Gabby and Sophie Foster of Morrisonville, IL., a niece Susan Lynn Sammons of Springfield, IL., a son-in-law Tom Foster of Tovey, IL., a brother-in-law George Sammons of Springfield, IL along with a great many friends.  
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Vickie, grandson Thomas Scott, 2 sisters Ida Mosley and Lorraine Sammons and a brother Hubert “Red” Ramsey.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, IL.  Rev. Chad Foster will officiate.  Visitation for Mr. Ramsey will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 21, at Masterson Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Taylorville, IL.  Memorials in memory of Mr. Bud Ramsey are suggested to: Shriner’s Hospitals for Children, St. Louis. MO.  On-line condolences may be left at www.mastersonfh.com
 

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Donald Orville Wareham

Donald Orville Wareham, 90 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8:24 a.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on December 17, 1926 in King Township in Christian County, IL the Son of Orville and Flossie (Payne) Wareham. He married Bonnie J. Vedder on January 25, 1948 in the Nokomis United Methodist Church in Nokomis, IL. Don was the owner and operator of Wareham’s Dairy and Wareham’s Security in Taylorville. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict aboard the USS Doneff and USS Antietam. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #73, VFW Post #4495 and NRA. He served several terms as a Taylorville City Alderman.

Surviving are his Wife: Bonnie of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Jeanine (Steve) Biondolino of Taylorville, IL; Teri (Paul) Kuntz of Edinburg, IL; Wendy (Jim) Keller of Nokomis, IL; Cindy (Rob) Kinney of Taylorville, IL; Son: Donnie Wareham of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Christopher Biondolino, Sarah (Chris) Baker, Elizabeth (Neil) Hohenstein, Joshua Kuntz, Eric Kuntz, Melissa (Blake) Engelman, Ashlee (Jared) Peno, Michael (Samantha) Keller, Susan (Corey) Black, Maggie Wareham, Julia Wareham, Amanda Kinney and companion Jason Christopher, Chase (Nicole) Kinney, Tabitha Miloncus; Great-Grandchildren: Lincoln, Matthew, Maria, Keaton, Ella, Beckett, Garrett, Griffin, Gwynn, Aubrey, Jackson, Austin, Olivia, Madeline, Charlie, Myla, Adyline and Estella; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: Darrell and Fred Wareham; Sisters: Erma Kevie and Marcella Pittenger.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 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. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with military graveside honors.

Memorials may be made to Memorial Home Services Hospice 720 N. Bond St. Springfield, IL 62702

 

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Diane Louise Oldham

 

Diane Louise “Bitsy” Oldham, 57 of Taylorville passed away peacefully at 10:20 PM on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at Taylorville Care Center.

 

Bitsy was born on June 7, 1959 at Taylorville the daughter of Robert and Dolores (Dycus) Oldham. She was preceded in death by her parents; maternal and paternal grandparents; 2 aunts and 2 uncles.

 

Bitsy was a member of First Baptist Church in Taylorville. She competed for several years in the Special Olympics, winning many medals. She worked several years at the Christian County Mental Health Workshop and graduated from Central School with the class of 1980.

 

She is survived by: Sister, Rebecca (husband, David) Reed of Edinburg, IL; Brothers, David (wife, Norma) Oldham and Douglas (wife, Dana) Oldham both of Taylorville, IL; Step brother, Michael Izatt of Chicago, IL; Nieces, Beth Oldham and Keri Oldham both of Taylorville, IL; Nephew, Timothy Oldham of Springfield, IL; Great niece, Isabel Vincent; Great nephews, Kristopher Oldham and Aden Toberman; 3 cousins.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home in Taylorville with Pastor Steve Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00-7:00 PM at Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home.

 

Condolences to her family may be left at www.perfettifuneralhome

 

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

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Thomas Edward Kersey

 

Thomas Edward “Tom” Kersey, age 65, of Mattoon went to his eternal peace at 5:28 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.

 

Memorial Mass for family and friends will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Church, Mattoon. Burial will follow at Glenwood Cemetery. Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Tom was born on January 6, 1952 in Mattoon, the son of Roscoe and Virginia (Byus) Kersey. He married Susan Jane Simmering on December 22, 1972. She preceded him to heaven in 2011.

 

Survivors include his son, Tim (Charity) Kersey of Woodstock, GA; daughters, Mary Ellen (Kathleen) Kersey of Nampa, ID and Kelly (Jim) Standish of Dawson, IL; grandchildren, Julia and Xander Kersey, Taylor and Brendon West; brothers, Dave Kersey of Mattoon, IL and Tony Kersey, IL of Taylorville; sisters, Judy Canupp of Washington, MO and Suzie Wright of Mattoon, IL. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Meredith “Bud” Kersey and sister, Anita Kersey.

 

Tom spent his working life in healthcare, working first at Mattoon Memorial Hospital and then at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center for over 40 years. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Shelbyville, IL. Tom was active in many community services, donating his time to worthwhile causes including; The American Red Cross, United Way and Sarah Bush Lincoln Foundation. He was active in the Loyal Order of the Moose fraternity where he achieved the Pilgrim Degree of Merit. He was a 3rd degree Mason. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

 

Memorial donations in his honor are suggested to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Foundation Children’s First Program.

 

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James M. Messmore

James M. Messmore, 64, of Irving, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9:07 a.m. at his residence in rural Irving. He was born on July 5, 1952 in Decatur, IL the Son of John and Dora (Keown) Messmore. He married Yvonne Joyce on March 24, 1973 in Witt, IL and she preceded him in death on September 25, 2016. He worked as a mechanic and Truck driver for K & K Coating and he was later the Owner and Operator of James and James Trucking and Sooner Sun Tanning.

He is survived by his Son: James Henry Messmore of Witt, IL; Daughters: Michelle Fegler and Companion Chad King of Nokomis, IL; Lucy Messmore of Nokomis, IL; Grandchildren: Jamie Fegler of Lyman, Nebraska; Christopher and Cody Norine of Nokomis, IL; Brothers: Lynn (Debbie) Messmore of Tenneessee; Darrel Messmore of Gibson City, IL; Dennis Messmore of Sibley, IL; Sisters: Patsy (Roger) Croy of Mattoon, IL; Teresa Winget of Texas; Dianne Messmore of Texas; Chris Blair of Montana; Rita Messmore of Montana; Carol More of Kentucky; Toni (Mike) Steele of Sibley, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife and Sister-in- Law: Delores Golitko.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Witt, IL.

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

 

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Hazel A. Augenstein

Hazel A. Augenstein, 83, of Taylorville passed away at 4:29 A.M. on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 21, 1933 in Arthur, the daughter of John and Glyda (Kingery) Raymer. She married Don R. Augenstein on July 9, 1955 in Mattoon and he preceded her in death on December 13, 1982. Hazel was a homemaker and a member of the Taylorville Evangelical Free Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Moose Lodge in Mattoon, and previously worked as a door greeter at Walmart and Dixie Cream in Effingham. Hazel enjoyed crocheting and often made items to give to babies at St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham, where she was also part of the Auxillary. She also enjoyed making mints and volunteered as a ticket taker for Stewardson/Strasburg sporting events.

She is survived by her children: William Augenstein (Rebecca) of Mattoon, Rhonda Scothorne of Springfield, Jim “Augie” Augenstein (MariEtta) of Athens, and Veronica Howard (Nathan) of Taylorville; grandchildren: Tara Spraker (Rob), Jeffrey Augenstein, Sarah Fisher (Kenny), Jesse Cobble (Barbie), David Scothorne, Christopher Scothorne, Derrik Augenstein, Natalie Howard, Kimberly Howard, Drake Howard; brother: Herold Raymer (Ellen) of Neoga. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings: Jessie Cowick, Kenneth Raymer, Lorraine Wiltermood, Charles Raymer, Bertha Miller, Derral Raymer, Gerald Raymer, James Raymer, and Vicki Raymer; son-in-law: Richard Scothorne.

The family will host a memorial service at 11A.M. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Taylorville Evangelical Free Church with Rev. Jim Wolfe officiating. Inurnment will be at 2pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the Stewardson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Taylorville Evangelical Free Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Hazel, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com  

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Norma Jean McKinney

Norma Jean McKinney, 87 of Morrisonville, joined her heavenly family on Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

 

She was born on July 22, 1929 at Morrisonville the daughter of Clarence Edward and Lillian Jane (McDaniel) Eyman. Jean married Charles E. McKinney on June 19, 1949 at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville; he preceded her in death on December 6, 2016. She was also preceded in death by her parents; Brother, Warren E. Eyman; Brother in law, William “Bill” Kent; Nephew, Benjamin Kent; Great nephew, Kinsey Muffick.

 

Jean was a 60 year member of Leslie Reddick American Legion Post 721 Ladies Auxiliary, Morrisonville United Methodist Church, Rebekah Orient Lodge and Eastern Star. She was loved by all who knew her and will be forever missed.

 

Survivors include: Son, William “Bill” McKinney of Morrisonville, IL; Grandchildren, Zachary Taylor of Ft. Worth, TX, Adam McKinney of Midlothian, TX and Taylor McKinney of Aledo, TX; Brother, Albert (Beverley) Eyman of Morrisonville, IL; Sisters, Irene Kent of Taylorville, IL and Mary (John) Harper of Assumption, IL; Sister in laws, Marie Durbin of Morrisonville, IL and Linda Bonacorsi of Taylorville, IL; Many nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville with Rev. Dayle Badman officiating. Burial will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 12 from 2:00-4:00 PM at Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville.

 

Memorials are suggested to American Legion Post 721, Morrisonville United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society.

 

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

 

Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville is in charge of arrangements.

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Kevin Wayne Klee

 

Kevin Wayne Klee, 43, of Taylorville took his own life on Saturday, March 4, 2017 in his residence. He was born on July 3, 1973, the son of Jimmy and Martha (Drake) Klee. Kevin graduated from Pana High School, and later from the University of Illinois with a double major Bachelor degree in Arts for English, and in Science for Psychology. Kevin loved making people laugh, and he enjoyed performing stand-up comedy in his spare time. He competed in “The Funniest Man in Austin” contest. He also had a passion for acting, having acted in Idiocracy, Gretchen, as well as being an extra in Friday Night Lights. He adored the Yoga community, and trained in California to become an instructor. When Kevin wasn’t busy entertaining others, he found solace in traveling and camping, often in solitude. The family’s wish is that for anyone who is struggling, when life seems too much to handle, please reach out for help.

 

He is survived by his mother: Marty (John) Bunzey of Taylorville; sister: Erin Klee of Springfield; grandmother: Merida Drake of Lincoln; aunts and uncles: Diane Moore of Pana, Warren Drake (Gerry) of Mahomet, Harold Drake (Nancy) of Beason, and Laura G Enger (Marc) of Farmer City; and several cousins. Kevin was preceded in death by his father and grandparents: Wayne and Aggie Klee and David L. Drake.

 

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Taylorville. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services, also in the church. Pastor Becky Lembke will officiate. Kevin’s body will be cremated following the services and a scattering will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made in his memory to: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri 63110 or to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, c/o Memorial Behavioral Health, 710 N Eighth St, Springfield IL, 62702.

 

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

Memories of Kevin or condolences to his family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

 

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Deborah Louise Schnell

Deborah Louise “Debbie” Schnell, 66, of Taylorville died at 11:58 P.M. on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Illinois. She was born on October 28, 1950, the daughter of Leroy and Vivian (Tolly) Whitehead. On August 10, 1996, she married Douglas Lynn Schell in Taylorville. Debbie worked for over 37 years in the vehicle services section of the Illinois Secretary of State’s office. She proudly served under 7 Secretaries of State including: Powell, Lewis, Howlett, Dixon, Edgar, Ryan, and White. After retirement, she and Doug started Schnell Services Inc. where she was President and CEO. She was a past member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. Debbie was also a former member of the Taylorville Lioness, treasurer for the Taylorville Eagle’s Women’s Auxiliary, secretary for the Christian County Republican Women’s Club, and was a candidate for Taylorville Township Supervisor. In her free time, she enjoyed collection angels, and cherished the times she was able to spoil her great nephews, Hunter and Remington.

Debbie is survived by her husband: Doug L. Schnell of Taylorville; daughter: Nicole “Nikki” Ayers (Steven) of Taylorville; and brother: Larry Whitehead (Kay) of Aviston; and former husband: Joseph Hunt of Mayfield, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother: Richard Lynn Whitehead of Taylorville and mother and father-in-law: Duane and Janet Schnell of Kankakee.

A visitation will be held from 5 until 7 P.M. on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Debbie will be cremated following the visitation and inurnment will be at a later date in the Edinburg Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Taylorville Fire Department EMS. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Debbie, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Sharon Peters

 

Sharon Marie (Mills) Peters,70 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10:58 p.m. at her daughter’s residence in Taylorville. She was born on September 28, 1946 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Orville and Erma (Prior) Mills. She married to Robert L. Peters on August 21, 1976 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Taylorville, IL and he later preceded her in death. She worked in assisted living and as a playground supervisor in Taylorville. She was a member of the First Church of The Nazarene in Taylorville.
 
Surviving are her Son: Richard (Beth) Peters of Springfield, IL; Daughters: Theresa (Russell) Krah of Taylorville, IL, Roslyn Tarrant (Rick Harris) of Taylorville, IL Grandchildren: Kyle, Shannon, Rebekah, Damien, Ryan, Dylan, Austin, and Sami; Brother: James (Carolyn) Mills of Edinburg, IL; Sister: Barbara (Michael) Dudley of Indiana; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was greeted at heavens gates by her husband Robert and father Orville.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service be held at 10am on Thursday March 9, 2017 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Taylorville with Pastor Bob Turner officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.
 
Memorials may be made to The First Church of the Nazarene or to 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. 
Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com. 
 

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Marion P. Clark

Marion P. Clark, 92, of Taylorville passed away at 12:14 A.M. on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on September 1, 1924 in Grand Tower, Illinois, the daughter of Elbert L. and Lola (Wilson) Poe. She married Cyrus F. Clark on October 26, 1946 and he preceded her in death on January 6, 1981. Marion was a World War II Veteran of the AAF/WAC. She was a lifetime member of the AMVETS and American Legion and a charter member of Women in Military Service for America. She was also a member of the Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Marion taught school for many years in Sikeston, Missouri in the gifted program, and special education in Cobden and Taylorville. She was a Director Emeritus of the Taylorville Public Schools Foundation. She enjoyed playing Bridge and was a voracious reader, always keeping up on current events. She enjoyed basketball and football and for many years kept the clock for Jr. High boy’s basketball games. She often enjoyed placing wagers on ballgames, but the bet was always a Coke. Marion loved her sweets, especially cheesecake and Lorna Doone cookies, and would often eat only part of her meal to ensure room for dessert.

She is survived by her daughters: Margaretha Strawn (Thomas) of Taylorville and Jenness Starks (John) of Seattle, Washington; grandchildren: Thomas C Strawn (companion, Barb Magness) of Taylorville, Amy M. Strawn of Springfield, Annie Dolan (Kevin) of Seattle, Washington, and William C. Starks (Sara) of Seattle; great grandchildren: Marshal Tucker Strawn, Daniel Dolan, William Dolan, and Henry Starks; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with military honors. Visitation will be held from 10 until the time of the service. Inurnment will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 13, 2017 at Walker Hill Cemetery in Grand Tower. A luncheon will follow the inurnment on Monday at the Grand Tower Community Center. Memorials may be made to the Taylorville Junior High School c/o the Taylorville Public Schools Foundation. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Marion, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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James E. Nation

James E. Nation, 85 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, February 27, 2017 at 9:17 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on October 15, 1931 in Mt. Auburn Township, the Son of William Isaac and Cora Helen (Ashinhurst) Nation. His first marriage was to Lola Chamness and they were later divorced. He then married Wilma Brunk they also were later divorced. On October 13,1999 he married Kay Parks. He worked as a Farmer and an auto parts salesman. He served in the United States Navy as an aircraft mechanic and received many medals. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, Taylorville VFW Post #4495.

Surviving are his Wife: Kay Nation, Sons: Troy Nation of Stonington, and Ty Nation of Taylorville Daughters: Teresa (Bill) Zuro of Ballwin, MO, Grandchildren: Nicholas Buzzard of Ballwin, MO, Emily Nation of Taylorville, IL, Seth Buzzard of Mt. Auburn, IL, Brothers: Granvel “Spud” (Doris) Nation of Taylorville, IL, Roscoe Paul (Jackie) Nation of Taylorville, Kenneth Franklin (Juanita) Nation of Taylorville, IL, Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: Ira Nation, Ernie Nation, Jack Nation, Everett Nation, Robert Nation, Ivan Nation, Earl Nation, Sisters: Florien Bailey, and Uldien White

Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will be held on Friday March 3, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be held in Glenhaven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, IL with military graveside honors.

Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church 900 Northern Ave. Taylorville, Illinois 62568

 

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

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

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Dale William McQuire

Dale William McQuire, 48, of Assumption, died at 9:39 a.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in his home. He was born on August 4, 1968 in Taylorville, the son of Gerald and Karen (Tirey) McQuire. Dale loved sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Cardinals. He also enjoyed weight lifting. Dale was a loving son, brother, uncle, and grandson, and he had a big heart. He will be dearly missed.

Dale is survived by his father, Gerald (Sue) McQuire of Jeiseyville; brothers: Shawn (Kathleen) McQuire of Moweaqua, Chris (Melanie) McQuire of Edinburg, and half-brother: Mike Rakers of Pana; daughters: Kaylee (Brad) Turner of Taylorville, Alison McQuire of Taylorville, and Mariah McQuire of Crown Point, IN; nieces and nephews: Jakob McQuire, Christopher McQuire, Hunter Vocks, Karley Durbin, Ashley Snow, Carissa McQuire, Veronica McQuire, Amanda Crist, Alaina Calloway, Lainey Sides, Josh Nation, and Christian McQuire.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Karen Palmer, and grandparents, George “Pop” and Vivian McQuire.

Per his wishes, Dale will be cremated and his memorial service will take place at a later date at the First Baptist Church in Moweaqua. Memorial donations may be made to his family. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. 

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Dennis Edward Stapleton

 

Dennis Edward Stapleton, 64, of Taylorville, died at 11:50 p.m., Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Meadow Manor Nursing Home.

 

Dennis was born on October 4, 1952 in Pana, the son of Cyril and Elizabeth (Macon) Stapleton. He married Sandra Kay Langiano on November 28, 1987 in Assumption, and she preceded him in death on February 2, 2012. Dennis worked for over 26 years at the Taylorville WalMart and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Assumption. He also belonged to the NRA, ISRA, and in his spare time he enjoyed camping, fishing, black powder rendezvous, and pilgrimages to Our Lady of the Snow with his wife.

 

Dennis is survived by his special sister and brother: Nancy and Bill Fennell, many cousins, and special friend, Vivian Lester of Taylorville.

 

Along with his wife Sandra, Dennis was preceded in death his parents.

 

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017, at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Fr. Don Wolford officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 10:00 until the time of service. Burial will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Assumption. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memories of Dennis or condolences to his family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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