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William M. Perry

William M. Perry, 80 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 7:40 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on October 24, 1937 in Edinburg, IL the son of James W. and Grace (Minson) Perry. He married Jacklyn Pigg on July 7, 1958 in the First Baptist Church in Taylorville IL. Bill worked as a mainline operator at PPG in Mt. Zion.


Surviving are his wife, Jacklyn Perry of Taylorville; Children, Patrick Perry of Kirkwood, MO; Mark Perry of Owaneco, IL; Sue Ellen (Mark) Heil of Taylorville, IL; Lisa (Kevin) Bailey of Pawnee, IL; Ty Perry of Owaneco, IL; Grandchildren: Christina Lammers, Rachel Ford, Nathan Perry, Kurtis Heil, Garrett Perry, Kraig Heil, Amber Perry, Ryan Bailey, Jessica Bailey, Lexi Perry, Kaylee Heil, Kali, Travis, Jack, Tanner, Taylor and Carter Perry. Great-Grandchildren: Austin Ford, Jackson Ford, Cameron Heil, Cooper Heil and Kennedy Lammers; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: Harold and James Perry; Sisters: Melba Weaver, Vera Jones and Nadine VanDeveer Ella Mckinney.

 

Private family services will be held with Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.
Memorials may be made to Red Bland Little League or Taylorville Food Pantry or Senior Citizens Center.

 

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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John Scott Zini

John Scott Zini, 55 of Edinburg passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 10:04 p.m. at his residence in Edinburg. He was born on February 17, 1963 in Springfield, IL the Son of Harry J. and Nancy (Kris) Weiser Zini. He worked as a farmer and carpenter in the Edinburg Area.


Surviving are his Son: John Ethan Zini of Kincaid, IL; Parents: Harry (Gail) Zini of Pawnee, IL and Kris (Randy) Moore of Rochester, IL; Step Brother: Jeromy (Bobbi) Chevalier of Pawnee, IL; Step-sisters: Sharon (Dennis) Dowson of Auburn, IL; Angela (Dan) Janssen of Sherman, IL; Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Grandparents: John and Darline Zini; Philip and Vivian Weiser and his Sister: Kristill Bella.  


Graveside service will be held at a later date in Bethel Baptist Cemetery in rural Sharpsburg, IL.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Danny E Hill

Danny E. Hill, 64, of Taylorville passed away at 3:10p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 in his home.  He was born on May 30, 1953 in Marion, Illinois, the son of Bill and Doris (Monen) Hill.  Danny graduated from Marion High School and went on to join the US Marines.  Following his time in the service, he worked for many years at Firestone in Decatur and later for Macon Metal Products in Taylorville.  He married Mary Jo Orlandini on March 22, 2013 in Taylorville.  Danny had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed his time spent camping, fishing, and canoeing.  He loved his friends and animals, especially dogs.  
He is survived by his wife: Mary Jo Orlandini Hill of Taylorville; son: Ryan Hill (Elizabeth) of Mobile, Alabama; and granddaughters: Lauren Hill and Natalie Hill.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Mr. Hill will be cremated, and no services will be held at this time.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements.  Memories of Danny, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Dana C. Hawthorne

Dana Charles Hawthorne, 58, of Stonington passed away at 7:08a.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 in his home. He was born on May 15, 1959 in Saltville, Virginia, the son of Charles Walter “Bud” and Annie Ruth (Adams) Hawthorne. Dana graduated from Stonington High School in 1977 and worked at Monsanto in Stonington. He enjoyed collecting bicycles and was known for his care-free spirit and his ability to make people laugh.

 

Dana is survived by his mother: Annie Hawthorne of Taylorville; children: Samantha Farris and Josh Hawthorne both of Taylorville, Alisia Hawthorne of Lincoln, and Nathan Hawthorne of Stonington; grandchildren: Tyler Farris, Devin Farris, Jenna Farris, Aidan Donovan, and Ryann Hawthorne; brothers: Gary Lee Hawthorne (Shannon) of Springfield and Terry “Randy” Hawthorne (Nancy) of Chilhowie, Virginia; niece: Sarah Price; and nephew: Stephen Hawthorne. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

 

A funeral service for Dana will take place at 6:00p.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Gerald McPhillips officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 until 6p.m. on Thursday. Following the funeral Dana will be cremated and inurnment will take place at a later date in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Springfield. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Dana, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Samuel McGuire

Samuel McGuire, 84 of Springfield formerly of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:01 p.m. at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. He was born on August 25, 1933 in Mina TWP, NY the Son of Samuel Joseph and Marie McGuire. He married Sylvia Nadai on November of 1953 and she preceded him in death on March 13, 2010. He was a retired executive from Sangamon Card Company.


Surviving are his Son: Mike (Carol) McGuire of Springfield, IL; Grandson: Thomas McGuire of Springfield, IL; Brothers: Robert McGuire of Cleveland, OH; Nephew and Niece: Danny and Patti McGuire. He was preceded in death by his Parents and his Wife.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. There will be no funeral service and 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.


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

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Vivian Marie Durbin

Vivian Marie Durbin, 74, of Morrisonville passed away at 5:00a.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Heritage Healthcare in Springfield.  She was born on November 15, 1943 in Palmer, the daughter of Clyde and Grace (Skinner) Durbin.  Vivian worked as a child care provider and caregiver for many years.  


She is survived by her daughter: Chrissy Schierer of Kincaid; grandson: Dylan Schierer of Kincaid; brothers: Carl Durbin (Pat) of Morrisonville, Frank Durbin (Carole) of Gillespie, Donald Durbin (Dorothy) of Palmyra, Ronald Durbin (Diana) of Gillespie; sisters: Mary Griffiths (John) of Morrisonville, Betty Biondolino and Donna Durbin both of Langleyville; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Glenn Durbin and Robert Durbin and sister-in-law: Carol Durbin.


Vivian will be cremated, and the family will host a celebration of her life at a later date.  Memorials in Vivian’s memory may be made to STL Cure Sarcoma, PO Box 300160, St. Louis, MO 63130.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Vivian, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Joan Kennedy White

Joan Kennedy White, 86 of Taylorville passed away at 8:40p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Taylorville Care Center.  She was born on June 21, 1931 in Champaign, Illinois, the daughter of John R. and Annabel (Tucker) Kennedy.  On December 30, 1951 she married Robert G. White in the First Presbyterian Church in Champaign. 

 

Joan worked for many years as a librarian at the Taylorville Public Library.  She was a member of the Taylorville First Presbyterian Church, THEOS, and DAR.  Joan enjoyed volunteer work not only at her church, but also at Memorial Medical Center.  Joan and Robert had many foster children throughout the years that they raised and cared for.
She is survived by her children: Rhonda G. Denning (Joseph) of Taylorville, Roberta “Robin” G. Steffen (Michael) of Springfield, Randall G White (companion Sheryl Coady) of Stonington, Richard G. White (Cathy) of Taylorville, Victor N. White of Billings, Montana, and Tina M White (Michelle) of Skokie; grandchildren: Jacqueline Coss (Brian), Michael Denning (Trudy), Eric Steffen, Douglas Steffen (Mandy), Kristopher White (Katie), Lindsay White (Dale Wilburn), Alysa White, Tyler White, Theodore White-Sandvik, and Keri Sinnard; great grandchildren: Benjamin Coss, Beau Coss, Harlee Steffen, Hayden Steffen, JoAnn Denning, Kathleen Denning, Rhett White, Gwendolyn White, Mila Burcham, Logan Coady, Alahna Sinnard, and Tristin Stine.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter: Deborah White, and sister: Judy Whittington.


A funeral service for Joan will be held at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Tom Bellegante officiating.  Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Christian County Senior Citizens. 

 

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

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Joyce Yard

Joyce Ruth Yard, 85, of Morrisonville passed away at 7:00a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.  She was born on January 19, 1933 in Palmer, the daughter of Harris Leroy and Doris Marguerite (Durbin) Nichols.  Joyce retired in 1998 from the State of Illinois DCFS.  She enjoyed bowling playing cards, and lately, playing Bingo.  More than anything she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  


Joyce is survived by her children: David Yard (Becky) of Harvel, John Yard (Rondi) of Chandler, Arizona, Michael Yard (Rafaelita) of Tunis, Tunisa, Joy Smith (Rick) of Pana, Susan Fox (Kenny) of Girard, Jim Yard (Companion, Dale) of Fenton, Missouri, George Yard (Debbie) of Taylorville, and Peggy Durbin (Randy) of Morrisonville; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; 2 brothers, 1 sister, several nieces and nephews, and her beloved cat Simba.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a great-great grandchild, and 2 brothers.


Joyce will be cremated, and no services will be held at this time.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 

 

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

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Ruth Elizabeth Smith

Ruth Elizabeth Smith, 99, passed away on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 12:45 p.m.at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. She was born on November 23, 1918 and was raised in Christian County. Ruth was a member of the Midland United Methodist Church in Kincaid, IL and played the piano for them often.

She leaves her daughter, Suzanne Grant of So. Carolina, Daughter, Kathleen (Bill) Clements of Arizona, grandson, Todd (Debbie) Grant, of Taylorville, Illinois, granddaughter, Robin (Monty) Brown of Arizona, granddaughter, Heather (Tony) Bertauski, of So. Carolina, and Wendy Clements of Nevada and seven great-grandchildren, Shay Grant, Chad Grant, Morgan Brown, Hayden Brown, Dane Brown, Benjamin Bertauski, and Madeline Bertauski. She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna Hanna and Jake Buesinger, Husband, Floyd Smith and Sister, Mary Francis Dewhirst.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Midland United Methodist Church in Kincaid, IL. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Midland United Methodist Church in Kincaid, IL with Pastor J. Steven Smith officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Midland United Methodist Church 600 Tower Place, Kincaid, IL 62540

 

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

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Steven Ramey

Steven Ramey, 71 of Valier, IL formerly of Taylorville, IL passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 4:55 p.m. at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born on July 31, 1946 in Litchfield, IL the son of Harold and Helen (Clarkson) Ramey. He married Mary Dunkirk on June 20, 1964. He worked in Maintenance for Caterpillar in Decatur where he retired after 30 years.

Surviving are his Wife: Mary of Valier, IL; Sons: Phillip (Angela) Ramey of Fenton, MO; John (Brenda) Ramey of Hannibal, MO; Daughters: Tammy (Jocko) Brachear of Taylorville, IL; Sheila (Jeff) Cowell of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Adam Brachear of Blue Mound, IL, Randi Brachear of Moweaqua, IL, Amber (Zac) Durbin, Steven Kious, Megan Kious, Morgan Kious, Tyler Cowell, and Emilee Cowell all of Taylorville, IL; Taylor Ramey of Hannibal, MO; Cody Williams of Hannibal, MO; Cory Williams of Springfield, MO; Travis Williams of Hannibal, MO; Joe Bright of Fenton, MO; Great-Grandchildren: Brylan Fortner of Moweaqua, IL; JayLyn and AuBree Durbin of Taylorville, IL; Laila Kious of Morrisonville, IL; Elyse Williams of Springfield, MO; Mother: Helen Ramey- Messerle of Christopher, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Father, Brother: Richard Ramey, Sister: Kathryn Sue Ramey and Step-Father: Virgil Messerle.

Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the American Legion Post #73 in Taylorville. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Post #73 110 W Franklin St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

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

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

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Cleda Ruth Wood

Cleda Ruth (Larimore) Wood, 100, of Taylorville passed away peacefully on Feb 10, 2018 in Taylorville Memorial Hospital. Cleda was only 8 days away from her 101st birthday, as she was born on Feb 18, 1917 the daughter of Logan & Nellie Larimore. She lived over a century through the Great Depression and several wars building a life with her husband, Charles, whom she married on Mar 27, 1935 in Taylorville. They had 2 children—Leon (died at age 22 in a car accident) and Charlene (husband Ronald Cushman, Belvidere IL,). Cleda’s husband preceded her in death on Mar 3, 1999. Cleda was blessed to be able to live her senior years in her home with the help of wonderful close friends, relatives and neighbors who checked on her daily. Cleda’s family would like to say a special thank-you to all of them for their selfless, loving assistance. Cleda’s mind was sharp until the end, and she was a witty woman with a great sense of humor who was greatly loved and enjoyed by everyone who knew her.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Charlene (Ronald) Cushman of Belvidere, IL; grandsons, Charles (Shelley) Hart of Poplar Grove, IL & Butch Hart of Oxford, WI. Great-grandsons, Shane Adkins & Brandon Hart of Springfield, IL & Great-granddaughter, Caitlyn Hart of Springfield, IL. 3 great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, son, grandson, Leon Hart, and great grandchildren, Zachary & Cerissa Hart.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with the funeral immediately following starting at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Don Bettis officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

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

Please sign our online guestbook at suttonmemorialhome.com

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Ina M. Griffin

Ina M. Griffin, 97 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 11:10 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. She was born on September 19, 1920 in May TWP, IL the daughter of Charles and Minnie (Deweese) Durbin. She married Luther Brown on October 11, 1941 in Stonington, IL and he preceded her in death on February 20, 1944, she then married Orville Griffin on August 16, 1958 and he also preceded her in death on November 2, 2008. Ina worked for the Illinois Department of Public Aid for over 35 years and during that time she was the co-owner of Bills Toasty and she sold Sarah Coventry Jewelry. She was a longtime member of the Calvary Baptist Church where she played the organ for over 40 years and was a member of Grace Baptist Church at the time of her death. Ina was also a member of the Taylorville Eastern Star.

Surviving are her Son: James (Elaine) Brown of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Gina (Stan) DeSart of Taylorville, IL; Brett Brown of Taylorville, IL; Lisa (Joe) Weitekamp of Taylorville, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Lindsay (Jeremy) Manning, Matthew and Megan Myers all of Taylorville, IL, Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and her little dog Mia. She was preceded in death by her Parents, both Husbands and her Brothers: Charles Durbin and Bill Durbin.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL with Funeral Service following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

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

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

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


 

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Oma "Andy" Andrew Miller

Oma “Andy” Andrew Miller, 59, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:12 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his residence.

 

Andy was born May 25, 1958 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Leslie and Betty (Spillman) Miller. He married Deborah Jean Dishon on May 9, 2002 in Hillsboro, IL.

 

Andy graduated from Taylorville High School in 1977. He worked for Service Masters before working for Christian County Mental Health, where he would retire after over 32 years of service. He enjoyed country music, playing on his tablet, and surfing the internet, but most of all, Andy loved being around people, and they loved being around him.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Leslie Miller; and his brother, Leslie E. Miller.

 

Andy is survived by his wife, Deborah Jean Miller of Taylorville; mother, Betty Miller of Taylorville; siblings, Linda Scott of Gilbertsville, KY, Gary L. (wife, Rena) Miller of Taylorville, IL, Mary Ann (husband, Tim) Reiser of Springfield, IL, Penny Presnell of Great Falls, MT, and Dwight (wife, Michelle) Miller of Belton, MO; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Pastor Bob Turner officiant.

 

Interment will follow at Grove City Cemetery in rural Mt. Auburn, IL.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Taylorville, IL Meals on Wheels, c/o Christian County Senior Citizens Center, 701 W. Adams St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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

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David E. Hawkins

David E. Hawkins, 71 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 11:41 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on August 25, 1946 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Darrell and Mary Alice (Harbert) Hawkins. He married Nancy Sikes on October 1, 1966 in Harvel, IL. David was a salesman for Taylorville Auto Supply and Neuman Ulman. He was an avid fisherman and loved woodworking. The family requests that you dress informally for visitation.

 

Surviving are his Wife: Nancy of Taylorville, IL; Son: David Todd Hawkins of Stonington, IL; Granddaughter: Kaylan Hawkins of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sisters: Lillian McKnight and Alice Rose Hawkins.

 

Visitation will be held on Monday, February 12, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. There will be no service and inurnment will be held at a later date.

 

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association 425 S. Woods Mill Rd., Suite 110,

Town and Country, MO 63017

 

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

 

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

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Pamela Hemingway

Pamela Hemingway, 69, long-time resident of Mt. Auburn passed away at 11:33p.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Pam was born on August 23, 1948 in Taylorville, the daughter of James D. and Marcella Ruth (Morgret) Jordan. She married Austin Eugene “Ozzie” Hemingway on April 27, 1969 in Mt. Auburn. Ozzie preceded Pam in death on March 19, 2015. Pam graduated from Sangamon State University and worked as a 4th and 5th grade teacher for 25 years in Edinburg. She was always on the go and loved to travel, play cards and eat out. Pam was a member of the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star.

Pam is survived by her sons: Jim Hemingway (Peggy Morgan) of Edinburg and Jarred Hemingway of Davenport, Iowa; grandchildren: Austin Hemingway and Cole Hemingway; special friend: Scott Matthew of Springfield; sister-in-law: Carolyn (Lawrence) Grant of Owaneco; aunt: Donna Beerup (Dean Hinton) of Springfield; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A funeral service for Pam will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 in the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church with Pastor Bob Cook officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7 p.m. on Friday at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville and for 1 hour prior to the funeral in the church on Saturday. Burial will take place in the Grove City Cemetery. Memorials in Pam’s honor may be made to the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church.

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

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Colleen Cay (Hardt) Overhaug

Colleen Cay (Hardt) Overhaug, 59, of Taylorville, passed away at 1:52 p.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

 

Colleen was born August 6, 1958 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Paul “Sam” and Audrey (Allen) Hardt. She married Arne H. Overhaug, Jr. on June 18, 1976 in Sycamore, IL, and they were happily married for over 41 years.

 

Colleen attended Kaneland High School, and graduated from DeKalb High School in 1977. She was a homemaker while her husband served in the military, and then spent the last 11 years as a bus driver for Taylorville schools. Colleen enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, and the “Bus Barn Gardening Club”. She was the best wife, mother, and grandmother, and she was the family’s rock.

 

She was preceded in death by her father; sister, Cinda Sue Hardt; and nephews, Clifford Brazee, Houston Pineda, and Evan Peterson.

 

Colleen is survived by her husband, Arne H. Overhaug of Taylorville, IL; children, Nicole M. (husband, Glenn) Cobb of Ozark, MO, Michelle A. Overhaug of Taylorville, IL, Arne H. (significant other, Emily Stephens) Overhaug III of Taylorville, IL, and Meagan S. Overhaug of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren, Kelly Overhaug, Takota Reed, Tyler Cobb, Drake Overhaug, Oliver Cobb, Dylan Overhaug, Amberli Cobb, Bethanie Cobb, Annabella Reed, Tommy Reed, Cameron Stephens, Kollin Stephens, Christian Stephens, Ashley (husband, David) Manry, and Tabitha (husband, Cody) Quantrell; great grandchildren, Benjamin, Christopher, Emmalee, Emma, Charlee, Nathalee, Rowan, and Ranger; mother, Audrey Carney of DeKalb, IL; sisters, Linda (husband, Gary) Smith of Aurora, IL, Angela (husband, David) Haley of Malta, IL, Diane (husband, Steve) Hertz of Ingleside, IL, Rita (husband, Charlie) Smith of Nashville, TN, and Marie Hardt of Ottawa, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Pastor Tim Rapson officiant.

 

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

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Taylorville Community Unit School District #3, 512 W. Spresser St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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

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Juanita B. Orr

Juanita B. Orr, 87 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 4:05 a.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. She was born on May 31, 1930 in Hartsville, TN the daughter of Cordell and Ollie (Fuqua) Huffines. She married Harry William “Pogie” Orr on August 20, 1952 in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on June 27, 2015. She worked as a homemaker and playground supervisor at South Elementary School in Taylorville.

Surviving are her Son: Harry David (Denise) Orr of Goose Creek, SC; Daughters: Regina Daykin of Sycamore, IL, Shelly Ann Orr of Taylorville, IL, Sherry Lynn Miller of Taylorville; Grandchildren: Emily (Cory) Hunsley of Edinburg, IL; Ricky (Melissa) Daykin of Sycamore, IL; Josh Bingham of Taylorville,IL Rachael Daykin of Sycamore, IL; Ellery Orr of Goose Creek, SC; Doug Miller of Taylorville, IL; Alex Thompson of Taylorville, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Noah, Ashlyn and Brianna Daykin of Sycamore, IL; Keira and Jordyn Haymer of Sycamore, IL; Ruby and Demry Hunsley of Edinburg, IL; Sisters: Louise Zake of Scottsdale, AZ; Geraldine (Bill) Thompson of Palmer, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Son: Danny Orr, Several Brothers, Sisters, Nieces and Nephews.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Activity Department 800 Mc Adam Dr, Taylorville, IL 62568.

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

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

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Velma June Neal

Velma June Neal, 97, of Taylorville passed away at 5:15 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018 in Taylorville. She was born on July 2, 1920 in Benton, Illinois, the daughter of Raymond and Ruth (Phillips) Darnell On May 14, 1939 she married Eugene L. Neal in Morganfield, Kentucky and he preceded her in death on September 30, 2004. June worked for many years as an office manager for Bob Ridings in Taylorville.

She is survived by her son: Joseph Neal, wife Tina, of Taylorville as well as several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Mrs. Neal 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 handling arrangements. Memories of June, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Melvin Ashby Jr.

 

Melvin Ashby Jr., 78 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:56 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. He was born on February 1, 1939 in Georgetown, IL the Son of Melvin Wayne and Eva Elizabeth (Wallace) Ashby Sr. He married Faye L. Hoy in December of 1963 in Taylorville, IL and they were later divorced. Melvin served in the United States Marine Corps and worked at Pillsbury in Springfield, IL.

 
Surviving are his Sons: David (Stephanie) Ashby of Taylorville, IL; Tim Ashby (Rose Wilson) of Springfield, IL; Eric Ashby of Collinsville, IL; Grandchildren: Megan (David) Siegrist of Taylorville, IL; Madison Ashby of Taylorville, IL; step-Grandson: Jeff Dugan of Taylorville, IL; Great Grandchild: Finnley Siegrist; Sister: Sharon Koski of Florida; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sister: Wanda Christian and several Aunts and Uncles. 
 
It was Melvin’s wishes to be cremated and there will be no services.
 
Memorials may be made to the Christian County Senior Citizens Center 701 W. Adams 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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Laverne "Soapy" Eson

Laverne “Soapy” Eson, 91 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 9:35 p.m. at Heritage Health Care Center in Springfield. He was born on March 24, 1926 in Morrisonville, IL the Son of Elmer and Nellie (Snodgrass) Eson. He married Madeline Wilson on January 16, 1949 in Taylorville IL. He retired as a warehouse man from Georgia Pacific, he proudly served his country during WWII at the Battle of the Bulge and he loved to golf and build things. He was a member of VFW Post #4495, Edwin Corpin American Legion Post #905 and Disabled Veterans.

Surviving are his Wife: Madeline of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Deborah (Jack) Ryan of Kincaid, IL; Cinda Eson of Plymouth, MN; Granddaughter: Shauna Konecny of Minneapolis, MN; Nephew: Bob Bell and Niece Donna Anselm. He was preceded in death by his Parents and his Sisters: Wilma Cox and Julia Bell.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with memorial service starting at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Tiney Walker officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospice at Heritage Health 900 N Rutledge St, Springfield, IL 62702 or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101.

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

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Harold E. Gist

Harold E. Gist, 76 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 6:16 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on April 21, 1941 in Jeiseyville, IL the son of Grant and Helen (Reese) Gist. He married Gwendolyn Stockon in 1970 and they later divorced. Harold worked as a factory worker, he drove a taxi in Taylorville, and his latest job was working for the Christian County Senior Citizens.

Surviving are his son: Harold (Terenia) Gist II of Taylorville, IL; daughter: Vivian “Missy” Lee Neff of Taylorville IL; grandchildren: Ashley Noel Basil, Ebony Kelsey, Jesse Perry, Brittany Neal, and Tyler Gist; six great-grandchildren; sisters: Mary Beauchamp of Florida, and Eileen Sallade of Indiana; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents; sisters: Virginia Traxler, Beatrice Skrobot; Brothers: Elwood “Woody” Gist, Robert Gist, and Charles “Chuck” Gist.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 5:00 p.m. with pastor Chad Foster officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

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

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

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Beverly Jean Timm-Davis

Beverly Jean Timm-Davis, 78 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, January 28, 2018 at 4:20 a.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur. She was born on May 27, 1939 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Robert and Betty (Harris) Timm. She married George Davis in 1984 in Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death. Beverly worked as a homemaker and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville.

Surviving are her Sons: David and Dennis Wilcutt both of Taylorville, IL; Jesse (Lori) Farley III of Waverly, IL; George (Terrie) Davis Jr. of San Jose, IL; Daughters: Cheryl Jones of Blue Mound, IL; Lori Farley of Normal, IL; Karen (Jack) Skinner of Waverly, IL; Jessica Strumpfer of Taylorville, IL; Eleven Grandchildren; Twelve Great-Grandchildren; Brother: James Timm of Kincaid, IL; Sisters: Nancy Kaylor of Nashville, TN; Susan Holdman of Tarpon Springs, FL; Bev Jane Oller of Litchfield, IL and Linda Timm of Springfield, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Grandson: Lewis Jean Skinner, Great-Grandson Brantley Jean Reed, Sister: Judy Roberts, Brothers: George, Donald and Chuck Timm.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 10:00-12:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with funeral service starting at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with military graveside honors.

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

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Anita L. Clark

Ms. Anita L. Clark, 90, of Nokomis, formerly of Kincaid, IL died at 8:47 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2018 at Nokomis Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born in Springfield, IL December 7, 1927 the daughter of Theodore and Angela (Kunkel) Albright.

Anita worked many years as a waitress and home health care aid.

Surviving are 1 daughter Kathleen (Curt) Winhold of Rochester, IL 3 grandchildren and a sister Marilyn Jacosen of Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Calvary Cemetery, Springfield, IL. Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Kincaid, IL is assisting with arrangements.

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Martha O'Hara

 

Mrs. Martha O’Hara, 101, of Kincaid, IL passed from this life at 4:08 P.M. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Life’s Journey Senior Living Center, Taylorville, IL.

 
She was born on October 23, 1916 in Neenah-Menasha, Wisconsin the daughter of Thomas P. and Goldie M. (Cook) Jones.  Martha married John P. O’Hara on June 28, 1939 in Kincaid, IL and he preceded her in death on December 19, 1995.
 
Mrs. O’Hara was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church, Kincaid, IL.  She also belonged to their Alter & Rosary Society.  Martha enjoyed Bowling, Bingo, The Mother Singers, and Music in general, sewing, and gardening.  According to her daughters “She was the best mother ever”.  Everyone was always welcome at her house.  Besides her church, some of her favorite moments were spent with her babies, whether grandchildren, great grandchildren or even her great great’s.
Surviving are 7 daughters: Ruth Ann and husband Norman Ward, Rita and husband William Meyers, Patricia and husband Gary McWherter, Helen and husband Thomas Summers all of Taylorville, IL., Karen O’Hara Riva of Kincaid, IL., Maureen and husband Mark Allen of Cadillac, MI., Sheila and husband Mark Smith of Fort Pierce, FL., along with 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  
She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband John, a daughter Lisa Conrath in 1995, 1 brother, 3 sisters and a son in law Ron Wake in 1973.
 
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at St. Rita Catholic Church, Kincaid, IL.  Monsignor David Lantz will officiate.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Pawnee, IL.  Visitation for Mrs. O’Hara will be held from 9:00 A.M. till 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, at the church.  Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Kincaid is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
Memorials in loving memory of Mrs. Martha O’Hara are suggested to St. Rita Catholic Church, P.O. Box 439, Kincaid, IL 62540, American Macular Degeneration Foundation PO Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515, or Lupus Foundation 4640 Shenandoah Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110.

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Janice M. Fouts

Janice Marie Fouts of Taylorville was blessed with life by her Creator and was born on September 29, 1951 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of John and Ruth (Nance) Gorino. March 29, 1969, she was joined in matrimony to James Lee Fouts in Taylorville. September 12, 1971, she was united into Christ through the gift of Holy Baptism and became a child of God and began receiving the precious gift of forgiveness of sins, life and salvation through Christ’s body and blood. She was granted eternal rest in the presence of Jesus while at her residence on January 24, 2018 at the age of 66.

 

During her earthly life she worked as a nursing assistant at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville until she began raising her children full time. Later she worked as a home health care provider and many other various jobs in the community. When she was able, she was active in the Ladies’ Aid organization as a member at Trinity Lutheran Church. She found great joy volunteering with both cub scouts and girl scouts when her children were younger. In recent years she was known as a girl scout troop “grandma.” She is loved and will be greatly missed by many.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, John & Ruth, a stillborn sister, and her husband, James, who entered eternal rest April 3, 2009. Survivors include her children: Rev. Bart J. (B.J.) & wife Jessica Fouts, and their children Hannah, Nathanael, Abigail and Elisabeth (Lizzy) of Battle Creek, Nebraska; and Johnna Fouts of Taylorville; as well as several cousins and beloved friends.

 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL after the service. Following the committal, a funeral luncheon will be held at Calvary Baptist gymnasium at 1:30.

 

Memorials may be made to the Girl Scouts area 19 Christian County 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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Joan Elizabeth Daykin

Joan Elizabeth Daykin, 89, of Taylorville, passed away at 2:31 p.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

 

Joan was born August 29, 1928 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of John Elmer and Grace M. (Akeman) Vaughan. She married Richard B. Daykin on June 29, 1947 in Taylorville, IL. He preceded her in death on August 9, 2012.

 

Joan graduated from Taylorville High School in 1946, and then moved to Chicago for 30 years before moving back in 1976. While in Chicago, she worked as a waitress for many restaurants. She worked beside her husband while he managed Davis Funeral Home in Pawnee. Joan would retire from St. Vincent Hospital in Taylorville, after working in the business office for 12 years. She was a past member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Elaine Smith.

 

Joan is survived by her sons, Michael (wife, Arlene) Daykin of Brandon, FL, Richard (Wife, Regina) Daykin of Port Charlotte, FL, Andy (wife, Lisa) Daykin of Taylorville, IL, Chris (wife, Terra) Daykin of Taylorville, IL, Phillip (companion, Karen Hart) Daykin of Port Charlotte, FL; daughter, Joni Rosenthal of Taylorville, IL; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz, officiant.

 

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

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

 

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

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Kaysie Ellen Maxwell

Kaysie Ellen Maxwell, 63, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:52 a.m. on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL.

 

Kaysie was born June 10, 1954 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of John William and Marge (Moore) Morrissey.

 

Kaysie was a thoughtful, caring, and loving mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, who gave everything so others would not go without. She enjoyed BINGO, drawing, cooking her famous biscuits and gravy, and pizza. Kaysie loved butterflies, angels, her dog, Ricki, but most of all her children and grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; parents; brother, Edward Morrissey; sisters, Linda Jo Morrissey and Debra DeLay; and brother-in-law, Gregory Waterman.

 

Kaysie is survived by her children, Brandy Westerfield of Taylorville, IL, Phillip Daugherty of Taylorville, IL, Michael Daugherty of Hawaii, Charlene Maxwell of Stonington, IL, and Paul (wife, Theresa) Maxwell of Owaneco, IL; 10 grandchildren; siblings, John F. (wife, Sue) Morrissey of Taylorville, IL, Cheryl (husband, Mark) Waterman-Schuyler of Taylorville, IL, Lester (wife, Beverly) Morrissey of Ruskin, FL, and Laura (husband, Emery) Staples of Taylorville, IL; her husband of many years, Charles Eric Maxwell of Stonington, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Graveside Ceremony: 11:00 a.m., Monday January 29, 2018 at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, IL.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 675 E. Linton Ave., Springfield, IL 62703.

 

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been entrusted with ceremonies.

 

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

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Louise M. Baker

Louise M. Baker, 93 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8:06 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. She was born on May 29, 1924 in Washington County, IL the daughter of John and Edith (Holeman) Gelonek. She married James Ridgeway on December 23, 1944 and he preceded her in death. She then married Raymond A. Baker on January 29, 1967 in Decatur, IL. Louise was baptized and became a communicant member of Trinity Lutheran Church on December 6, 1942.

Surviving are her daughter: Sarah (Glenn) Coate of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Paul (Debbie) Williams of Homer, IL, Tracy (Jerry) Rogers of New Haven, KY, Kelly (Todd) McKinney of Rineyville, KY, Tina (Florian) Opitz of Evansville, IN; great-grandchildren: Hayden and Emerson Williams, Madison Rogers, Cody and Logan McKinney; Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: James Ridgeway; son: Mike Ridgeway; daughter: Mary Williams; brother Clifford Gelonek, and sister: Mary Weaver.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating.

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

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Gregory E. Norris

Gregory E. Norris, 53 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 2:53 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. He was born on April 21, 1964 in Taylorville, IL the Son of George and Evelyn (Boarman) Norris. He married Debbie Taylor on December 9, 1983 in Taylorville, IL. He was a machine operator at GSI in Assumption, Boiler room operator at Georgia Pacific and most recently he was an owner/operator/Truck driver. Greg loved life, his grandchildren Audrey and Heidi, family and riding his motorcycle with his wife Debbie. Through Greg’s trucking across the United States, he had a passion for helping those in need and was known to many for his generosity to help them.

Surviving are his Wife: Debbie Norris of Taylorville, IL; Son: Matthew Norris of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Amanda (Kenny) Wendling of Stonington, IL; Parents George and Evelyn (Boarman) Norris of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Audrey Norris of Taylorville, IL and Heidi Wendling of Stonington, IL; Sisters: Elizabeth (Brian) Hile of Taylorville, IL; Susan (Steve) Curtin of Stonington, IL; Lisa (Steve) Falica of Taylorville, IL; Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Prayer service starting at 7:00 p.m. with Sr. Rose McKeown officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Taylorville Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s Disease 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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Lee Roy Laymon

Lee Roy Laymon, 81, of Mason, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at his home with his loving family by his side. He was born on January 31, 1936, in Taylorville, Illinois, the son of Roy and Ocie (Hattchett) Laymon. Lee Roy graduated from Edinburg High School. Soon after married Ada Marie (Johnny) Kuntz with whom he had two children, Kirt and Kim and lived in Edinburg for the first 61 years of his life. Lee Roy sold building supplies in and around Springfield, Illinois for several years. Eventually started his own excavating business which he continued operating until moving to Wisconsin. As a young man, Lee Roy barrel raced in rodeos. He had motorcycles most of his adult life and participated in snowmobile races in his 60's. He was a well-known basketball player into his early 50's.

 

Lee Roy married Cindy Harrison on October 17, 1995, in the Carousel Room at the House on the Rock in Dodgeville. With his wife, he took two 5,000-mile road trips, the first through Mexico and later through Canada. In his middle 70's, he did three Iron Butt Motorcycle runs, two of

them were 1,500 miles, within 36 hours and one 1,000 miles run in less than 24 hours. He and Cindy moved to Cable, Wisconsin in the beginning of 1997. They later moved to the Town of Lincoln, Wisconsin where they built and operated the Penokee Mountain Inn Bed and Breakfast, which they ran for 12 years. During this time, he acquired 12 Huskies and they ran their dogs in the Penokee Mountains. In 2005, he started shooting pool and was frequently in the Top 10 lists in the Senior Hotshot League. He met and made many new friends in the pool league, something he continued up until a few months before his death. Lee Roy loved to volunteer, assisted with the International Birkebiner Cross Country Ski Races for several years, the marathon Roller Blade races, Bicycle races, and was a Bell Ringer for Salvation Army. Lee Roy was dearly loved by his many friends and was always there to help anyone with anything at any time.

 

He was survived by his Wife, Cindy Laymon of Mason, WI, Daughter Kim (Bart) Gregurich of Pleasant Hill, IL, Son Kirt (Teresa Brockelsby) of Edinburg, IL; Three stepchildren, Riley (Vanessa Coldwater) Harrison of Minneapolis, MN, Randy (Andrea) Harrison of Minneapolis, MN and Sean Harrison of Minneapolis, MN; Six grandchildren, Noah and Avery Gregurich, Tanner Laymon, Madeline, Abigail and Lily Harrison; three sisters-in-law, Marilyn (Marlin) Lofton, Audrey (Jim) Gall and Carol Anderson; and several nieces and nephews.

 

A funeral service was held in Cable, Wisconsin on January 20. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville and memorial service will follow the visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating.

 

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

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Julia "Eloise" Stephens

 
 
Julia “Eloise” Stephens, 87, of Taylorville passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Meadow Manor Nursing Home in Taylorville.  She was born on June 26, 1930, the daughter of Julian A. and Vivian L. (Rine) Sautelet.  She married Jack R. Stephens on May 2, 1948 in Taylorville.  He preceded her in death on December 15, 1998.  Eloise was a homemaker and a member of the Jehovah Witness Church.    She had a love for flowers and birds and belonged to the local flower club.  She and Jack enjoyed many years of camping and traveling together.  
 
Eloise is survived by her children: Greg Stephens, Yvonne Roberts, and David Stephens all of Taylorville; grandchildren: Stephanie Funderburk, Chad Roberts, Mindy Stephens, Nick Stephens, Renee Grieme, and Kayla Stephens; great-grandchildren: Carley Funderburk, Tessa Funderburk, Maxx Grieme, and Jaxxen Grieme; sisters: Mary Lou Millman, Joyce Snyder, and Janet Chamness all of Taylorville and Nancy Sautelet of St. Peters, Missouri, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother: Keith Sautelet.
 
Mrs. Stephens will be cremated, and a private family memorial service will be held officiated by Doug Chamness.  Inurnment will take place in Glen Haven Cemetery in Taylorville.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.  Memories of Eloise, or condolences to the family may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Franklin E. Ward

Franklin E. Ward, 80, of Nokomis, passed away on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 3:40 a.m. at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL. He was born on December 18, 1937 in East St. Louis, IL the Son of Walter Earl and Nellie Martha (Rhodes) Ward. He worked as a handy man for many years in the Nokomis area.

He is survived by his Sister: Delora Stolz of Mt. Auburn, IL; Several Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Aunts and Uncles.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis with funeral service starting at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Bert Eickhoff officiating. Burial will be held in Tower Hill Cemetery in Tower Hill, IL.

Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Kevin Dale LeVault

Kevin Dale LeVault, 58, of Stonington passed away at 11:23a.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at Tennova Healthcare in Clarksville, Tennessee. He was born on July 5, 1959, the son of Howard Dale and Constance J. (Batty) LeVault. Kevin married Ann Winters on April 9, 2006 in Decatur. He retired from ADM in 2012 where he worked for 17 years. Kevin was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. Music was a life-long passion of Kevin’s. He played drums in many area bands over the years as well as at both his church in Decatur and Joy Assembly in Stonington. Kevin served as the Stonington Village Treasurer for over 20 years. He also enjoyed playing golf and as part of the church league softball team. More than anything he adored his family and he loved spending time with them no matter what the activity was.

He is survived by his wife: Ann LeVault of Stonington; children: Tara Ramsey of Stonington, James LeVault (Kelsey) of Taylorville, John LeVault (Courtney) of Stonington, Tim LeVault (Kailey Talley) of Stonington, and Ashley LeVault (Kenney Hughes) of Stonington; step daughters: Ashley Ekiss (Ben) of Decatur, Lisa Tolbert (Nathan) of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Stephanie Rogahn (Atlee) of Assumption; grandchildren: Trey Ramsey, Madyson Irwin, Daniel Tolbert, Kendall Ramsey, Eli Tolbert, Warren Tolbert, Isabel Irwin, and Charlie Tolbert; brothers: David LeVault of Stonington and Mark LeVault (Debra) of Edinburg; mother-in-law: Marilyn Wattelet of Stonington; many nieces and nephews, and several “grand-dogs”. He was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law: Kenneth Ramsey; and parents-in-law: Charles and Violet Winters and Richard Wattelet.

Funeral service for Kevin will be held at 11:00a.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, 650 N Wyckles Road, in Decatur with Pastors Chris Vieth and Randy Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 until 7p.m. on Thursday at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville and one hour prior to the service in the church on Friday. Burial will be in the Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington. Memorials may be made to the Stonington Park District, Inter Church Council Food Pantry in Blue Mound, or the music ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Kevin, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Marie C. Ricci

Mrs. Marie C. Ricci, 98, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 3:47 am Friday, January 12, 2018 at Life’s Journey Health Care Center, Taylorville, IL. 


Marie was born in Delavan, IL September 19, 1919 the daughter of Otto and Verlie (Hall) Harrison.  She married Ceasar Ricci on June 26, 1943 in Springfield, IL.  Mr. Ricci preceded her in death June 6, 1988.


Mrs. Ricci was a very proud 50 plus year member of Davis Memorial Christian Church, Taylorville, IL.  Marie owned and operated Marie’s Beauty Shoppe  in Taylorville, IL for 52 years.  She also had belonged to: the Pinochle Club, the local Home Extension group, Christian County Senior Citizens, the evening bowling league at the Olde Bowl, and the Christian Women’s Fellowship at her church.

 

Surviving are 2 daughters Judy (Richard) Masterson, of Kincaid, IL Marianne (Danny) Adams of Taylorville, IL 1 son Robert (Kathy) Ricci of Taylorville, IL 4 grandchildren Michael (Amy) Masterson, Sr of Tovey, IL Susan (Greg) Duncan of Wyoming, OH., and Ricci Adams of Sunnyvale CA, Alisa Whitchurch of Taylorville, IL, along with great-grandchildren Jacob Masterson, Alina & Sarina Duncan.


Marie was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Anna Harrison, husband Ceasar, sister Ione VanGeison, brother Warren Harrison, Grandma Bertie Heberling, and a great-grandson Michael J. Masterson, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Davis Memorial Christian Church 1500 W. Franklin St. Taylorville, IL.  Rev. Bill Kerns will officiate.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm Friday, January 19, 2018 at Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

 

To those not able to attend, please visit her on-line obituary at www.mastersonfh.com  to leave condolences.  

Memorials in loving memory of Marie Ricci may be made to Davis Memorial Christian Church, 1500 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL or Christian County Senior Citizens Center at 701 W. Adams, Taylorville, IL 62568.  

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David Eugene Mann

David Eugene Mann, 77 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 10:05 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on December 1, 1940 in Kincaid, IL the Son of George Willard and Lola Mae (Smith) Mann. He married Judith Westbrook on October 13, 1962 in Taylorville, IL. He worked as a coal miner at Peabody Mine #10 and he also worked for Bill Mann Builders. David was steadfast in Faith and family, he loved watching the Cubs especially the 2016 World championship. He valued his church family. Fishing and Golfing were two past times he enjoyed with his sons. His pride and joy are his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, supporting their interests and achievements gave him many years of fulfillment and happiness.

Surviving are his Wife: Judith Mann of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Scott (Jackie) Mann of Kincaid, IL; Steven (Tracey) Mann of Kincaid, IL; Daughters: Shauna (Kevin) Becker of Taylorville, IL; Anita (Ronald) Brown of Taylorville, IL; Tricia (Harold) Marburger of Taylorville, IL; Cherished niece: Debra Mann; Grandchildren Trenae (Brent) Smith; Heather (Kyle) Nizzio; Eric and Jason Handegan; Elizabeth (Jakob) Brown; Steven Mann Jr.; Austin and Bradlee Marburger; Step-Grandchildren: Jordan (Ross) Smith; Jamie Becker and Companion William Jones and Josh (Michelle) Becker; Great-Grandchildren: Monroe Nizzio, Edwin Smith; Step Great Grandchildren: Ethan Smith, Alisa Becker, Levi Jones and Grayson Smith; Brothers: Harold (Marian) Mann of Salina, KS; Bill (Joeline) Mann of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sister: Gloria Taylor, Brother: Shirley “Boots” Mann.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 14, 2018 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Kincaid Church of God with Pastor Jacob Skelton officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to Kincaid Church of God 120 Market St. Kincaid, IL 62540 or Taylorville Public Schools Foundation 512 W. Spresser St. Taylorville, IL 62568

 

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

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Phyllis Harty

Phyllis Harty, 82 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:56 a.m. at Decatur Medical Hospital in Decatur. She was born on June 23, 1935 in Mt. Auburn, IL the daughter of Harve and LouBelle (Dillon) Prior. She married Ruben Frank Harty on September 4, 1954 in Nahunta, GA.

Surviving are her Husband Ruben Harty of Mt. Auburn, IL; Daughter: Kelly Jo (Scott) Goodman of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Cody Long of Taylorville and Stacy Alfredson of Pekin, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Dalton Long of Taylorville, Amelia and Isabella Alfredson of Pekin, IL; Brother: Lloyd Prior of Taylorville, IL; Sister: Eileen Ealey of Cerro Gordo, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Son: Lyle Lee Harty, Sister-in-Law: Elaine Prior, Brother-in-Law: Irvin Ealey and Nephew: Roger Prior.

Private family services and inurnment will be held at a later date.

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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Breanna Alyce Watkins

Breanna Alyce Watkins, 20, of Harvel, IL, passed away at 4:43 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

 

Breanna was born December 5, 1997 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Brenda (Molohon) Watkins and Tony Watkins. She has blessed her family’s lives since March of 1998 when she came to live with them.

 

Breanna was the definition of love. There was no one she met, that she did not love, and they too love her. Breanna was home schooled, and earned her high school diploma. She enjoyed listening to music, especially Josh Groban, and watching “I Love Lucy.” Most of all, Breanna loved to laugh, and always had a smile on her face.

 

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Donna Watkins formerly of Taylorville.

 

Breanna is survived by her mother, Brenda Watkins of Harvel, IL; father, Tony Watkins of Springfield, IL; siblings, Christopher (wife, Jennifer) Watkins of Effingham, IL, Curtis (wife, Ingrid) Watkins of Morrisonville, IL, Clinton (wife, Michelle) Watkins of Morrisonville, IL, Corey (wife, Kate) Watkins of Independence, MO, Daniel Watkins of Peoria, IL, and Kimberly Watkins of Harvel, IL; grandmother, Pastor Dorothy Isaacs of Divernon, IL; and six nieces and nephews, plus one on the way.

 

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 2:00 p.m. until the time of ceremony at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018 at South Side Church, 500 S. Illinois Ave., Litchfield, IL 62056, with Pastor Nathan Diveley, celebrant.

 

Cremation will follow the ceremonies.

 

Inurnment will be accorded at Morrisonville Cemetery, in Morrisonville, IL at a later date.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: The family of Breanna Alyce Watkins, c/o Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

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

 

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

 

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Robert T. McKinnon, Sr.

Robert T. McKinnon, Sr., 82, of Taylorville, passed away at 3:42 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

 

Bob was born August 23, 1935 in Pana, IL, the son of L. Eugene “Chuck” and Frieda Marie (Davis) McKinnon. He married Barbara Ann Oller on December 16, 1961 at the Southern Baptist Church of Taylorville.

 

Bob graduated from Taylorville High School in 1954, and went on to earn his electrician’s certification from Coyne Electrical School in Chicago, IL. He would retire from the Norfolk Southern Railroad after over twenty years of service as an electrician. Bob was a member of Taylorville Christian Church, and a past member of the Taylorville Moose Lodge 1516. In his youth, he loved to golf, but fishing was his most passionate pastime.

 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Eric Charles McKinnon.

 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barb McKinnon of Taylorville, IL; son, Robert T. (wife, Cathy) McKinnon, Jr. of O’Fallon, MO; his grandson, Robert T. McKinnon III of O’Fallon, MO; sister, Evelyn Oller of Bedford, TX; brothers, Richard (wife, Penny) McKinnon of Molalla, OR, and Ronald (wife, Sandy) McKinnon of Watauga, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Pastor James Jones and Pastor Dick Wamsley as officiants.

 

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

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Vision Way Christian School, 1124 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568, or to the Taylorville Christian Church Expand Program, 1124 N. Webster St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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

 

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Louis R. Forbes

Louis Roland Forbes, 83 of Morrisonville passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:10 p.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. He was born on February 4, 1934 in Morrisonville, IL the Son of Roland and Clara (Millburg) Forbes. He married Delores Smith on June 7, 1972 in Carlinville, IL. Lou worked as a Coal miner at Peabody Mine #10 and he was a member of Morrisonville American Legion, St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville, United Mine Workers Association.

 

Surviving are his Wife: Delores Forbes of Morrisonville, IL; Sons: Joe Madiar of Monroe, LA; Daughters: Brenda (Chris) Cochran of Decatur, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Daughter Sheila Qualls, Son: Don Chris Madiar, Brother: Mel Forbes and Sister: Joyce Anderson.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 4:00 p.m. with Sr. Rose McKeown officiating and military honors will follow the funeral service at the funeral home. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

 

Memorials may be made to the Morrisonville American Legion 607 Ricks St. Morrisonville, IL 62546

 

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

 

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

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James L Bradley II

James L. Bradley II, 30 of Taylorville formerly of Springfield passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 11:25 a.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on May 4, 1987 in Springfield, IL the Son of James and Mary Lee (Green) Bradley I. He worked as a flooring installer for Lowes.

 

Surviving are his Father: James Lowell Bradley I; Grandmother: Mary Elizabeth Green of Taylorville, IL; Sister: Teah Charles of Taylorville, IL; Aunt: Teresa (Don) Morgan of San Antonio, TX; Uncle Marty Green of Wichita Falls, TX; Nieces Kirsten (Christian) Nelson of Taylorville, IL; Erin Charles of Taylorville, IL; Several Cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his Mother Mary Lee Bradley, Uncle Ron Green and Grandfather: Lee Green.

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 4, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. There will be no service and 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.

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


 


 

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Susan K. Tracy

Susan K. Tracy, 63 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Monday, January 1, 2018 at 5:45 a.m. at her residence in Mt. Auburn. She was born on August 1, 1954 in Decatur, IL the Daughter of Ashley and Mabel (Williams) Long. She married Steve Tracy on September 7, 1974 in the Mt. Auburn Methodist Church in Mt. Auburn. Susan was a member of the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ, AQHA and former member of the Mt. Auburn American Legion auxiliary and Mt. Auburn ATA auxiliary. She worked as the book keeper for Tracy Trucking Company in Mt. Auburn and was a homemaker. 
 
Surviving is her husband: Steve Tracy of Mt. Auburn; son: Benjamin (Michelle) Tracy of Blue Mound, IL; daughter: Jennifer (Dustin) Cruit of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Matthew and Harper Tracy; Dalton and Jade Cruit; sisters: Jane Long of Mt. Auburn, IL Barb (Doug) Blakey of Decatur, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, aunt and uncle: Duard and Helen Williams, and sister Karen Montgomery. 
 
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 5, 2018 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Burial will be held in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL.
 
Memorials may be made to her grandchildren’s college fund or the Sand Creek Conservation area horse trails 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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Margie Rose Orlandini

 
Margie Rose Orlandini, 74, of Taylorville passed away at 3:04 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  She was born on April 22, 1943 in Taylorville, the daughter of Hugo H. and Kathryn P. (Willman) Orlandini.  Margie worked many years at the Christian County Mental Health Association.  She enjoyed competing in Special Olympics, dancing, and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Illini sports.  
 
Margie is survived by her brother: Hugo H. Orlandini Jr. of Taylorville; sister: Mary Jo Hill (Danny) of Taylorville; and cousins: Donna Castelli and Natalie Smith (Bill) both of Taylorville, Nick Orlandini (Carol) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Diane Miller (Jack) of Springfield.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  
 
A funeral mass for Margie will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Fr. Chris Kurisadima officiating.  Visitation will take place from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the mass Thursday in the church.  Inurnment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.  Memorials may be left to the Christian County Mental Health Association.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Margie, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.
 

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Joyce J. Waud

Joyce J. Waud, 79, of Taylorville passed away Dec. 23, 2017 at Evelyn House in Creve Coure Mo. with her family by her side.  She was born Apr. 18, 1938 the eldest daughter of Keith and Maxine Johnson. She married William J. Waud, June 4, 1960 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. Joyce received her nursing degree in 1959 from St. John’s School of Nursing.  She was employed as a surgical nurse for both St Johns Hospital and Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She also served as the President of the Association of Registered Nurses (AORN) for numerous years. In the mid 70’s, Joyce took a break from nursing, to be a stay at home mom and raise her children.  In 1985 she went back to work for the State of Illinois as an inspector and accreditor of hospital and nursing homes for the Dept. of Public Health, she did this until her retirement.

 

Joyce enjoyed spending time with her children, and grand children.  She loved animals of all types (especially her dogs), watching professional sports, and participated in many organizations and charities. she also loved Christmas, it was her favorite time of year, it wasn’t uncommon for her to decorate up to 7 Christmas trees in the home, for the holiday season.

 

Joyce is survived by her husband, William J. Waud Sr.,  son, William J. Waud Jr. (John McDermand) of Kincaid, Daughters, Tracy Marsh of Taylorville,  Jill Richards (Jerry) of St. Augustine Florida,  Carrie Behl (Arthur) of Taylorville, and  Tricia Waud of New Berlin.  Nine grand children, Chaning and Aundrea Marsh,  Gage, Jarrod, Darrian, and Jade Richards,  Zachary and Megan Behl,  Tayler Waud and four great grand children.  Sisters, Mary DeRose (Ralph) and Kris Seper (Dennis).  Cousins, Sharman Klinfelder, and Sheryl Sauer.  Sister in law, Judith Gardner (Dr. Jerry) and several niece and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, beloved Aunt Joyce and Uncle Bob Sauer and grandparents.

A memorial mass will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, December 30, 2017 at St. Rita Catholic Church in Kincaid, IL.  Deacon Jim Baxter and Fr. Chris will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour before services at the church. Burial will follow in Edinburg Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s School, Taylorville, IL – St’ John’s School of Nursing Springfield, IL or St. Judes Childrens hospital, Memphis, TN. Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Kincaid is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Charles R. Ferrill

Charles R. Ferrill, 66, of Morrisonville, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 10:10 a.m., at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

 

Charlie was born April 9, 1951 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Kenneth and Mary (Cummins) Ferrill. He married Pat Donaldson on December 4, 1971 at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville, IL.

 

Charlie graduated from Morrisonville High School in 1969, where he was the long-time, record holder for points, scoring 46, and rebounds, nabbing 38, in a single game. While in high school, he worked for Stewart’s IGA and Ward Contractors. Following high school, Charlie completed a technical degree at the United Electronics Institute in Louisville, KY. He then worked for Lowry Electronics in Chicago for six months, eventually leaving, because he missed the outdoors. Charlie returned home to be a full-time contractor at Ward Contractors. He would move on to partner with his father, and eventually become owner of Ferrill Builders until the time of his death.

 

Charlie was raised in the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, and attended St. Maurice Catholic Church with his family. He was a past president of the Morrisonville School Board and PMRA. He volunteered as a Little League coach for many years, and won the “God and Country” award as a boy scout. Charlie was a fun-loving, generous, family first friend to all. He enjoyed fireworks, impromptu road trips with Pat, mowing his baseball field, and tending to his goldfish pond. Charlie was an avid Chicago Cubs and Mohawk sports fan. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, and attending all of his grandchildren’s extracurricular events

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Don Ferrill; nephew, Jeff Masters; and niece, Kim Maxell.

 

Charlie is survived by his wife, Pat Ferrill of Morrisonville, IL; daughter, Carrie Young of Decatur, IL; son, Mark (wife, Lela) Ferrill of Morrisonville, IL; grandsons, Jamie, Landon, and Isaac Ferrill, and Ben Young; granddaughters, Macie and Kendyl Ferrill; brothers, Rev. Jim (wife, Helen) Ferrill of Butler, IL, David (wife, Christina) Ferrill of Morrisonville, IL, and John (wife, Rose) Ferrill of Morrisonville, IL; sisters, Anita (husband, Dave) Gross of Decatur, IL, Pat (husband, Larry) Masters of Blue Mound, IL, and Kathy (husband, Keith) Vickers of Pawnee, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 217 at St. Maurice Catholic Church, 706 SE 4th St., Morrisonville, IL 62546 with Rev. Gerald Bunse, celebrant.

 

Interment will follow the funeral mass at St. Maurice Cemetery in Morrisonville, IL.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Morrisonville High School Sports Boosters, or PMRA.

 

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

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JoAnn Plopper

JoAnn Plopper, 75, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at her home.

 

JoAnn was born October 5, 1942 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Tony and Nellie (Cummings) Rockford. She married William M. Plopper October 19, 1963 in Morrisonville, IL.

 

JoAnn attended Taylorville High School, and then proudly served her country in the United States Army. She would then serve as the EMT Coordinator for Morrisonville Ambulance, as well as working as a CNA at Taylorville Care Center and St. Vincent’s Memorial Hospital for many years. JoAnn was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, where she was a member of the Faithful Friends. She was a past member of the Eagles Club in Taylorville. JoAnn was a dog lover, and enjoyed reading the bible daily. She also loved camping, spending time on facebook, and listening to the Bee Gee’s.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; her grandson, Cody Plopper; her sisters, Carol Epperson and Linda Rockford; and her brother, Robert Rockford.

 

JoAnn is survived by her husband, William M. Plopper of Taylorville, IL; her children, William J. (wife, Terri) Plopper of Harristown, IL, Christina (husband, David) Ferrill of Morrisonville, IL, Michael (wife, Beth) Plopper of Palmer, IL, Lisa (husband, David) Niles of Waterville, NY, and Dusti (companion, Joseph Dickhaut) of New Baden, IL; fifteen grandchildren and many great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

In accordance with JoAnn’s wishes, cremation will be accorded, and no public ceremonies will be held. Inurnment will be scheduled at a later date at Morrisonville Cemetery.

 

Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 has been entrusted with arrangements.

 

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

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John P. McAvoy, Sr.

John P. McAvoy Sr., 90 of Taylorville passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 24, 2017 in his home, surrounded by his loving children.  He was born on November 6, 1927 in Stonington, the son of John P. and Anna E. (O’Neill) McAvoy.  On June 11, 1951 he married Teresa G. Clark at St. Mary’s Church in Taylorville.  John was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  John was a Navy Veteran, serving during WWII.  In 2013, along with his son, John, he took part in a Land of Lincoln Honor Flight with his fellow veterans.  He retired as a machinist from Caterpillar.   John always kept very active, even in his retirement years.  John and Teresa worked for many years as tour guides for Classic Adventures, and later JD Transit, a job they truly loved.  John spent many hours volunteering for many organizations, including the Knights of Columbus and the VFW.  Throughout the years John has also worked as the Steward for the UAW hall in Decatur, club manager at the VFW, and as the Christian County Tax Assessor.  More than anything, John loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

 

John is survived by his sons: John McAvoy, Jr. of Chatham and Joe McAvoy of Taylorville; daughter: Jane Sim of Taylorville; 5 grandchildren: Amy Leverenz of Divernon, Lisa Rome of Ballwin, Missouri, Jessica McAvoy, Ashley McAvoy, and Ryan McAvoy all of Chatham; 4 great grandchildren: Aiden Rome of Ballwin, Missouri, Tayler Leverenz, Hannah Leverenz, and Molly Leverenz all of Divernon; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sisters: Sara Sebastian, Bea Young, and Mary Emerson.

 

A funeral mass for John will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Fr. Steve Arisman officiating.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of mass in the church on Friday.  Burial, with military honors, will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Memorials may be made to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight or St. John’s Children’s Hospital in Springfield.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of John, or condolences to the family may be left at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Amiel "Moe" Matthew Bialas

Amiel “Moe” Matthew Bialas, 91 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 4:44 a.m. at his home in Taylorville surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 18, 1926 in Tovey, IL the Son of Antoni and Antonia (Kozseba) Bialas. Moe grew up in Tovey and graduated from Kincaid High School.  Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy, being stationed in California, a good deal of his time. He was a coal miner for Peabody Mine # 8 and 10.  Dad enjoyed fishing, bowling, gaming, growing, canning vegetables and socializing in Local Establishments. He collected coins and stamps and was an avid Cubs fan.  Go Cubbies!  He enjoyed boating, football and baseball games. He loved Puzzles. While in high school, he played basketball, was on the debate team and the staff of the yearbook.
Surviving are his Sons: Bret (Sandie) Bialas of Taylorville, IL; Bart and (Martha) Bialas of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Sherry (Robert) Cherry of Bird City, KS, Kathleen Bialas of Taylorville, IL; six Grandchildren; Four Great-Grandchildren; Brother: Eddie Bialas of Taylorville, IL; Sister: Rose Coady of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brother: John Bialas and Nephew: Dan Bialas.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 3:00 p.m. with the honorable Mayor Bruce Barry officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children 4400 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.
 

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Lloyd "Bubs" Best

Lloyd “Bubs” Best, 94 of Springfield formerly of Edinburg passed away on Friday, December 29, 2017 at 10:00 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on May 13, 1923 in Gillespie, IL the Son of Walter H. and Vura (Phipps) Best. He married Mardell Emmings on October 26, 1947 in Springfield, IL. He worked as an agent and Telegrapher for the B&O Railroad in Edinburg and Taylorville. He served in the United States Army during WWII in the 18th Airborne in the Battle of the Bulge.
Surviving are his Wife Mardell Best of Springfield, IL; Son: Lee (Karen) Best of Decatur, IL; Daughter: Lynn (Tim) Connelly of Glenarm, IL; Grandchildren: Christine (Zach) Britton, Heather (Joe) Sawyer, Shannon Connelly and Brian Connelly; Great-Grandchildren: Rachel, Rylee, Eli, Jacob, Trenton, Camden; two Nieces and Several Cousins.  He was preceded in death by his Parents and Sister: Rosemary Bard.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 29, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be held in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, with military graveside honors.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Home of Springfield 3306 S 6th St, Springfield, IL 62703 

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.
 

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Carroll Leroy Law

Carroll Leroy Law, 78 of Owaneco passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11:52 a.m. at his residence in Owaneco. He was born on January 10, 1939 in Lakewood, IL the Son of Herbert and Edith (Askins) Law. He married Connie Hodge on June 27, 1965 in Taylorville and she preceded him in death on December 23, 1980; he then married Lorretta Teter-Ostermeier on March 5, 1983 in Owaneco, IL. He retired as a paper maker at Georgia Pacific after 27 years after he served in the United States Army during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Carroll belonged to the Liars Coffee Club of Owaneco and he was an avid Cardinal and Illini Fan. 
 
Surviving are his Wife: Lorretta Law of Owaneco, IL; Daughters: Lisa Merrifield of Rosemond, IL; Son: David (Lori) Law of Taylorville, IL Step-Children: Teresa Wright of Taylorville, IL; Terry (Michelle) Ostermeier of Taylorville, IL, Travis (Angie) Ostermeier of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Brittany Conard, Ethan Law, Erik Merrifield, Lauren Merrifield, Renate Wright, Sid Wright, Alex Ostermeier, Tatum Ostermeier, Justin Ostermeier and Karlee Meek; Great Grandchildren: Madilyn, Liam, Rylan, Abe, Beau, Owen, Rory, Olivia, Rhett and Mason; Brother: Duane Law of Pana, IL; Steven (Nancy) Law of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, First Wife Connie, Sister Marilyn Warren, Special Brother and Sister-in-Law Jeanne and Rick Jackson. 
 
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Chaplain Jack Moss officiating. Burial will be held in Owaneco Cemetery in Owaneco, with military honors.
 
Memorials may be made to the Cure HHT Foundation P.O. Box 329 Monkton, MD or Christian County Senior Citizens 701 W. Adams St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Quad County Hospice 1 Huber St. Pana, IL 62557.
 
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
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Thomas "Tommy" A. Huston, Sr.

Thomas (Tommy) A. Huston Sr., 91 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017
at 1:25 p.m. at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Taylorville. He was born on August 10, 1926 in
Stonington, IL the Son of William and Christina (Durbin) Huston. He married Pauline C. Dowdy on November 18, 1950 in Palmer, IL and she preceded him in death on December 22, 1983 and then he married Arlene Lehmann LaRue and she also preceded him in death. He retired from the United States Navy in 1964 after 20 years of service. He later retired from Northside Veterinary Clinic in Taylorville.


Surviving are his Sons: Michael (Ginger) Huston of Kila, MT; Thomas (Donna) Huston Jr. of
Edinburg, IL; Daughters: Deborah (Robert) Williamson of Edinburg, IL; Connie Parks of
Coffeen , IL; Eleven Grandchildren : Michael Huston Jr., Matthew Huston, Randall Huston,
Sherri Sanders, Carrie Gorden, Richard Bingham, Stephanie Leseure, Derrick Williamson,
Robert Williamson, Taylor Williamson, and Crystal Graves, twenty-five Great-Grandchild ren,
and one great-great-grandchild ; Sister: Irene Myers of Moweaqua, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews
and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, both wives, Brothers: Kenneth, William
and Donald Huston.


Thomas loved to dance and he loved to play basketball. He was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan
and was ecstatic that he was able to watch their World Series win. He loved to travel, spend time
with family and watch the Cubs’ games. He will be remembered for his love for his family, his
ability to make people laugh, and his fun-loving ways.


It was Thomas’s wishes to be cremated and have no services. Inurnment will be held at a later
date in Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL.


Memorials may be made to the VFW Post #4495 515 N. West Ave. 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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Billie Ann Houghland

Billie Ann Houghland, 64 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 10:55 p.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL. She was born on April 15, 1953 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of William and Jean (Flor) Karmazinas.
Surviving are her Daughter: Stacey Perez of Bulpitt, IL; Granddaughter: Alyson Perdue of Bulpitt, IL; Sister: Vicki Belsher of Florida; Brother: Carl Sciarini of Taylorville, IL; Nieces: Jean Ann Oller of Taylorville, IL; Casaundra Neff of Springfield, IL; Makenzie Oller of Taylorville, IL and Several Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents and her Niece Jamie Lynn Belsher.
There will be a celebration of life at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Center of Decatur C/O the First National Bank of Pana 600 W. Spresser 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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Bill G. Olenski

Bill G. Olenski, 83, passed away at 10:10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on October 9, 1934 in Kincaid, the son of Zygmunt and Sophie (Truskowski) Olenski. He married Billie J Yost on June 23, 1962 in Pawnee. Bill retired from the FBI in Springfield after 39 years of service. Over the years he enjoyed gardening, yard work, and could repair anything. Above all he was a devoted grandfather.

He is survived by his wife: Billie J. Olenski; son: Robert G. Olenski (Karen); daughter: Kristi Olenski (Mark Gesell); grandchildren: Ryan Olenski, Brentyn Olenski, Arynne Olenski, Roman Olenski-Gesell, and Asher Olenski-Gesell; niece: Shauna Beeman-Kalaskie (Mike); and 2 great nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandchild: Ashton Olenski; and sister: Judy Beeman.

Mr. Olenski will be cremated and a private family memorial service will be held at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Memorials may be made to the American Liver Foundation in his name. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Bill, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Marlena "Marlene" Rose Gartshore

Marlena “Marlene” Rose Gartshore, 69 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:05 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on February 18, 1948 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of George and Marcella (Durbin) Bresh. Marlene retired from diet workshop and Walmart.

Surviving are her Daughters: Jeana Lynn (Steven) Lomprez of Taylorville, IL; Tina Marie (Brad) Chamness of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: April Barker, Jesse Barker, Alex Bunting, Ben Lomprez- Thompson, Alyssa Bunting; Sister: Georgianna (Jerry) Pagliai of Bulpit, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents and her Sisters: Shirley Tarrant and Mary Bresh.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 12:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Graveside service starting at 3:30 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Pastor Eric and Rev. Jennifer Stilwell officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to The Shriners Hospital for Children 4400 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO. 63110.

 

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Agnes "Aggie" Meyer

Agnes “Aggie” Meyer of Taylorville died peacefully at her home at Hickory Estates on Monday, December 18, 2017, at the age of 86. Her passing was the end of a long struggle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

 

Aggie and her twin sister Celi were born on March 22, 1931 to John and Mary DeClerk in Assumption, Illinois. She Married John E. Meyer on January 21, 1951, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, and he preceded her in death on July 17, 1993. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Mark Peters of Taylorville. Aggie’s memory will live on in her beloved grandchildren Douglas (Amy) Peters of Shelbyville, Illinois, and Laura (Rick) Leh of Alton, Illinois as well as her great grandchildren Kolby and Kamden Peters and Devyn Leh.

 

Her surviving siblings are brothers: Charles DeClerk and Bernard (Ida) DeClerk of Stonington, Illinois; sisters: Mary Margaret Morrison of Pueblo West, Colorado, Nora (Byron) Peters, and Fran (Fred) McKinnon of Taylorville, Illinois. She also is survived by 116 nieces and nephews. Aggie was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Connie DeClerck and Jack DeClerck, and her beloved twin sister Cecilia “Celi” Sutton.

 

Aggie worked as a keypunch supervisor of the Illinois State Police for 35 years. After retiring from the state of Illinois in 1985, she began her retail career on the Taylorville square, first at Graham Crackers children’s clothing store, followed by Heslovs Boutique, and finally at the Dollar General store. She loved working retail and always had a smile for her customers.

 

Aggies greatest love was her large family and especially for her grandchildren. She loved cooking and baking goodies for all of them.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, Illinois. Burial will follow at Glen

Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville.

 

Memorials may be made to the Christian County Senior Citizens 701 W. Adams St. Taylorville, Illinois 62568, Memorial Home Services-Hospice 720 North Bond Street, Springfield, Illinois 62702, or Dr. Perlmutter Parkinsons Research Washington University School of Medicine 660 S Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110.

 

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Bruce Scanland

Bruce Scanland, 77 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 10:10 a.m. at Shelbyville Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Shelbyville. He was born on July 26, 1940 in Concordia, KS the Son of Alden T. and Pauline (Hinson) Scanland. He married Janet Tankersley on January 22, 1972 in Taylorville, IL. He worked as a salesman for agricultural products and he was a 32nd degree Master Mason. Bruce was a member of Mound Lodge #122 AF & AM and the First United Methodist Church both in Taylorville. He was a veteran of the United States Army, served in the United States White House during Vietnam.

Surviving are his Wife: Janet Scanland of Taylorville; Daughters: Abigail (Randy) Mueller of Maryland Heights, MO; Beth (Carl) Niemann of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: David, Asher, Jude and Finn Niemann; Wesley and Madeline Mueller; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents and Nephew Scott McCabe.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 22, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Inurnment will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, with military honors.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church 200 S. Walnut St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Taylorville Public Library 121 W. Vine St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Vision Way Christian School 1124 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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Ruth E. Fore

Ruth E. Fore, 93, of Springfield, formerly of Taylorville, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

 

Ruth was born February 28, 1924 at home in rural Christian County, IL, the daughter of Charles and Emma (Jackson) McConnell. She married Marvin Fore on August 16, 1942 in Missouri. He preceded her in death on August 30, 1974.

 

Ruth was a homemaker, taking great pride in raising her children. She was fun, loyal, and always showed her family unconditional love. She also worked for the State of Illinois in the Department of Revenue, and for Steele Drugs in Taylorville. Ruth enjoyed reading, dancing, and crossword puzzles. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, playing cards and dice with them.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Ronald Fore, who passed away December 10, 2017; and siblings, Helen Larimore, Hilda Hibbetts, Hazel Babbs, Raymond McConnell, and Donald McConnell.

 

Ruth is survived by her children, Joyce (husband, Rich) Ciaglia of Westchester, IL, Gary (wife, Colleen) Fore of Parrish, FL, Karen (husband, Bill) Paris of Springfield, IL, Patricia Masten of Taylorville, IL, and Roger (wife, T Le) Fore of Granite City, IL; eleven grandchildren; many great grandchildren; brother, Robert McConnell of Sharpsburg, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Pastor James Jones, officiant.

 

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

 

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Ronald Peter Monge

Ronald Peter Monge, 79, of Taylorville passed away at 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.   He was born on April 29, 1938 in Taylorville, the son of John and Catherine (Bellino) Monge. Ron married Barbara Braat on August 20, 1966 at St. Mary’s Church in Taylorville. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1960 and in 1963 received his Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois. Ron taught building trades and industrial arts classes in Taylorville for over 35 years and was known by his students as “Chief-O”. Through Chief-O’s teaching and leadership, he instilled life-long skills and work ethic in the many students he taught throughout the years. He also spent many years as a football and track coach in Taylorville. Ron was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, the Carpenter’s Union, TPA, and a social member of the Kincaid American Legion. In his free time Ron enjoyed fishing, gardening, and woodworking, especially building wooden toys for his grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his wife: Barbara Monge of Taylorville; daughters: Virginia “Ginny” Monge (Deane Walker) of Concord, California, and Carol Lee Sain (Shon) of Wilmington, Delaware; grandchildren: Bailey Sain, Alex Walker, Jack Walker, and Lily Sain; siblings: Elizabeth Lisak of Itasca, Illinois and Julio Monge of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings: John, Margaret, Lillian, and Donald Monge.

Funeral Mass for Ron will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 22, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz and Fr. Mariadas Chatla officiating. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held on Thursday, from 5 until 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church. A prayer service will be held at 4:45 p.m., prior to the visitation on Thursday. The family would like to invite Chief-O’s former building trades boys to serve as Honorary Pallbearers for his service. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church, St. Mary’s School, or the American Heart Association. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Jon F. Johnson

Jon F. Johnson, 50 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 10:28 a.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on August 2, 1967 in Springfield, IL the Son of Jimmie and Andrea (Guidotti) Johnson. Jon worked as a parts man at Bob Ridings in Taylorville for several years.
 
Surviving are his father and step-mother Jimmie (Pam) Johnson of Taylorville, IL; Step-Brother: Kirk (Jocelyn) Kerney of Carbondale, IL; Step- Sisters: Kerry (Joe) Curvey of Taylorville, IL; Kimberly (Jim) Blakley of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Mother. 
 
It was Jon’s wishes to be cremated and have no services, 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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David Lavern Ackerman

David Lavern Ackerman, 84 of Edinburg, IL passed away on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 4, 1933 in Cuba, MO the son of Walter and Elva (Cary) Ackerman. He married Gayla May Harter on April 30, 1955 in Taylorville, IL, they were later divorced. David served in the United States Army during the Korean war. He was a member of Edinburg First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his sons: Leroy (Linda) Ackerman of Taylorville, IL, Bill Ackerman of Collinsville, OK, and Danny Ackerman of Taylorville, IL; daughter: Sharon Casteel (Judy Erley) of Springfield, IL; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers; two sisters; and Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Edward Ackerman; and brother: Jim Ackerman.

It was David’s wishes to donate his body to science, there will be no services and an inurnment will be held at a later date.

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Wayne R. Mahan

Wayne R. Mahan, 89 of Taylorville passed away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 7:25 a.m. at Heritage Health Care Center in Pana, IL. He was born on December 15, 1927 in Herrick, IL the Son of Otis D. and Cleo I. (Durbin) Mahan. He married Dolores H. Turvey on November 19, 1950 in Taylorville, IL. He worked as a Postal Clerk and was a member of the VFW Post #4495 Taylorville and the American Postal Workers Union. Wayne was a veteran of the United States Army serving in the 11th Airborne. Wayne was an avid bowler and golfer and loved being outdoors and spending time with his family.

Surviving are his Sons: Gregory (Barbara) Mahan of Taylorville, William (Karen) Mahan of Taylorville, David Mahan and companion Gloria Sheedy of Taylorville, Evan (Donna) Mahan of Taylorville; Daughters: Maureen Curry of Taylorville, Myra Moffitt and fiance Jeff Boaden of Edinburg, Michelle (Clete) Edwards of Taylorville; Grandchildren: Clint (Kristin) Mahan of St. Louis, MO, Ryan (Eva) Mahan of Springfield, IL, Luke (Laura) Mahan of Libertyville, IL, Kedra (Aaron) Schuster of Highland, IL, Daniel Mahan of Nashville, TN, Kelly (Aaron) Johnston of Nokomis, IL, Lauren Mahan of Taylorville, IL, Jordan (Alex) Siempelkamp of Taylorville, Karri Orrison of Shelbyville, IL, Andrew Mahan of Kincaid, IL, Adam Mahan of Pawnee, IL, Erica and Emily Edwards of Taylorville, IL, Trent Boaden of Litchfield, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Nolan, Noah, Owen, April, Ellie, Reese, Tage, Leni, Layne, McKynlee, Mia, Madalyn, Annee Jo; Brother: Leon (Hope) Mahan of Chatham, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Clay Mahan, son-in-law Gregory Curry, brothers: Russell Mahan, Keith Mahan, and Daniel “Danny” Mahan.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Jim Wolfe officiating. Burial will be held in Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with military honors.

Memorials may be made to American Legion Post #72, VFW Post 4495 or Taylorville Evangelical Free Church.

 

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JoAnn Christian Lacey

JoAnn Christian Lacey was born in Taylorville, Illinois on March 13, 1935 to June Hallie Pounds Christian and John Henry Christian. She graduated High School from the last class to graduate from the Palme, Illinois High School in 1953. Thereafter she attended Brown’s Business College. She used her education to begin working in Decatur, Illinois. It was in Decatur that she found and married the love of her life, Francis Neil Lacey. They were married after a whirlwind romance on February 18, 1957 in Hernando, Mississippi. They enjoyed a magnificent 61 years of marriage.

They purchased their service station in Palmer, Illinois shortly after their marriage which they owned and operated for well over 40 years. During these 40 plus years she continued her education by graduating from the School of Cosmetology in Springfield, Illinois and drove a school bus for the Morrisonville School District for 22 years. JoAnn and Francis had retired and made their home in Livingston, TN for the last few years.

JoAnn and Francis raised 3 children that all graduated from college due to their parent’s support. Their oldest child, Cynthia Kay South lives with her husband Gary Lee South in Jonesville, South Carolina. Cindy’s two children Jason and Dustin Tull also live in South Carolina. Jason and wife Dawn have two children, Danielle and Leonna. Dustin and his wife Lacey have two children Hailin and Caden. Their second child, Brian Scott Lacey and his wife live in Fort Collins, Colorado where Brian has worked for Country Financial since 1991 and his wife Jodi works as an executive secretary for the District Attorney. Their 3 children Chance and Addison are continuing their education currently. Brianna is a nurse at Anschutz hospital in Aurora, CO. The youngest, Bradley Neil Lacey lives with his wife Sheila in Livingston, Tennessee after Brad retired from the Illinois State Police as a commander in District 13 & 22 for over 26 years.

JoAnn was preceded in death by her mother and father as well as two brothers, John Laverne Christian and Jerry Richard Christian. She is survived by her husband, Francis Lacey. Her surviving siblings are Judy Lairson of Palmer, Jane Voss of Raymond and Jack Christian of Morrisonville.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 4:00 –8:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Chad Foster officiating. Burial will be held in Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL. 

 

Memorials may be made to the Leslie-Reddick American Legion Post #721 607 Ricks St. Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

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Patsy Ward

Patsy Ward, 79 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 3:09 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. She was born on July 3, 1938 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Lawrence Davis and Frances Fesser. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville and she worked as an RN at Taylorville Memorial Hospital and Taylorville Home Health Services.

Surviving are her Sons: Rick Ward of St. Paul, MN; Jay (Rhonda) Ward of Hillsboro, IL; Daughter: Kami (Bryan) Payne of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Megan (Wes) Diefendorf of Macon, IL; Arika Ward of St. Louis, MO; Keegan Ward of Taylorville, IL; Shane Lucas of Taylorville, IL; Tristan Payne of Charleston, IL; Tyler (Katie) Payne of Sherman, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Anna Ward of Macon, IL; Addison Czerwonka of Macon, IL; Audrey Diefendorf of Macon, IL; Carter Shick of Charleston, IL; Ava and Emma Payne of Sherman, IL; Lilah Payne of Sherman, IL; Brother: Lawrence (Velma) Davis Jr. of Jeisyville, IL; Brother-in-Law: Bob Woods of Rockford, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents and Sisters: Charlotte Woods and Karen Frazier.

Visitation will be held on Monday, December 18, 2017 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Memorial service starting at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Christian County Animal Control 300 S. Baughman Rd.

Taylorville, IL 62568

 

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Robert D Hancock, Sr.

Robert D. Hancock, Sr., 76, of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 1:59 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 at his residence.

 

Bob was born September 15, 1941 in Morrisonville, IL, the son of Loy Pope and Ida Maude (Plopper) Hancock.

 

Bob attended Morrisonville High School, and went on to manage the Shell Service Station in Morrisonville, and later own the Mobil Service Station in Morrisonville. He would also retire from Spartech Plastics in Taylorville after twenty-five years of service. Bob was an avid outdoorsman, who loved fishing, hunting, and mushroom hunting. He greatly enjoyed history, especially Civil War history, watching westerns, and collecting owls and Elvis memorabilia.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and companion of many years, Diane L. Ward.

 

Bob is survived by his children, Valerie (husband, David) Vickers of Morrisonville, IL, Robert (wife, Shannon) Hancock, Jr. of Tennessee, Melissa Krotz of Florida, and Bonnie Taylor of Sycamore, IL; grandchildren, Joshua Mann Hancock of Tennessee, Cory Vickers of Taylorville, IL, Casey (wife, Kayla) Vickers of Taylorville, IL, Aubrey Vickers of Morrisonville, IL, Shane Hart of Florida, Ashlee (husband, George) Wilson of Springfield, IL, Sean (wife, Sara) Rodden of Taylorville, IL, Amanda (husband, Juan) Rodden of Naperville, IL; great grandchildren, Aliiyah, Juan, Jr., Reese, Benson, and Eddrill; sisters, Rosie Mayer of Decatur, IL, and Becky Crawford of Taylorville, IL; Diane L. Ward’s children, Diane (husband, Tommy) Blessent, Debbie (husband, Harold) Turner, Jack Terrill, and Gladys Terrill; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., Friday, December 15, 2017 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

Cremation will be accorded following the visitation.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

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William E. Stuart

William E. Stuart, 65 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 8:24 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on September 3, 1952 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Junior Elwood and Julia Ellen (Hobbs) Stuart. He married Shirley Milburn on February 1, 1986 in Niantic, IL. William “Prairie Dog” worked at Caterpillar retiring as a Crane Operator. He was a member of the NRA, Ducks Unlimited, Varmint Hunter, National Wild Turkey Federation, Coyote Slayer, Kedron Lodge #340 AF & AM in Mt. Auburn, IL, Ansar Shrine, Warrensburg Sportsman’s Club, 1000 and 1500 yard club, Classic Car Enthusiast and the FS Coffee Club.

Surviving are his Wife: Shirley Stuart of Mt. Auburn, IL; Son: Brent Milburn of Mt. Auburn; Daughter: Tracy (Jason) Elam of Mt. Auburn, IL; Grandchildren: Haley, Riley and Madilyn Elam; Mother: Julia “Jute” Stuart of Taylorville, IL; Sister-in-Law: Marilyn Stuart; Nieces: Karen (Dean) Beck, Rachel (Sam) Peabody and his Beloved Dog: Bugsy. He was preceded in death by his Dad and his Brother: Steve Stuart.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 15, 2017 from 11:00-1:00 p.m. at Mt. Auburn Christian Church in Mt. Auburn with Memorial service starting at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Dan Armstrong officiating. Inurnment will be held at Grove City Cemetery in Grove City, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Auburn Christian Church 128 W. Church St. Mt. Auburn, IL 62547.

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James William Lawyer

James William Lawyer, 75 of Taylorville entered the gates of heaven on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 1:00 a.m. at Heritage Health Care Center in Springfield. He was born on April 6, 1942 in the old St. Vincent Hospital in Taylorville, IL the Son of Bill and Ruby (Irwin) Lawyer. He married Janet Shuck on April 16, 1961 in the Mt. Pleasant Church of God in Assumption, IL. In his younger days he worked for Bulpit’s furniture, circle steel and the Taylorville Golf Course. He retired from the C & IM railroad in Springfield after 42 years of service.

 

Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, car races, the St. Louis Cardinals, and he had a love for football. He played football in his high school years and then went on to volunteer his time coaching the original JFL Bears team. He taught his grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren the skill of football. Jim was also their biggest fan on and off the field. Jim loved his great-Grandchildren, grandchildren and children but his biggest love was for his sweetie Janet. He loved with all his heart. He was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church in Pana. In his earlier walk with Jesus Jim taught a bible study in his home and at work. He loved to tell the others about Jesusand share how God changed his life.

 

Surviving are his Wife: Janet Lawyer of Taylorville, IL; Son: Doug (Lisa) Lawyer of Rogers, AR; Daughters: Terri (Jeff) Nolen of Stonington, IL; Rhonda (Paul) Moma of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Bradly (Jennifer) Heimsness of Taylorville, Brandon Heimsness of Springfield, Daniel (Brooke) Nolen of Moweaqua, Kaitlyn (Alex) Norris of Palmer, Corinne and Colbey Lawyer of Rogers, AR; Great-Grandchildren: Blake, Tyler, Kamren, Kyleigh, Kenzley and Bentley Heimsness; Elijah and Wyatt Nolen, Noah Norris and Izabella Lawyer; Sisters: Sandra (Nick) Ward of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brother: Richard Lawyer and Nephew Adam Ward.

 

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 10, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Hopewell Baptist Church in Pana, IL with Pastor Herb Hubbard officiating. Burial will be held in Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to Hopewell Baptist Church P.O. Box 136 Pana, IL 62557 or Tornado Alley Turf Campaign please make checks to the Quarterback Club C/O Taylorville High School 815 W. Springfield Rd. Taylorville, IL 62568

 

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Jean S. Boch

Jean S. Boch (aka Mama Jean), 88, of Taylorville, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

Jean was born May 25th 1929 in Moweaqua, IL. She was a long time resident of Taylorville, IL. She worked for many years as a care giver for Hands Across Illinois, retiring in 2002. Other places of employment include: Malloy’s, Midway Tavern, and T&C Lounge. Jean was also the lead vocalist for the Edinburg Opera House Band, as well as, Jeanie and the Boys (band). In addition, she was a Senior Regent of the Taylorville Moose Lodge Post 1516.


Jean was devoted to her family and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great great grandchildren. She had a tremendous love for music. Jean was a talented vocalist and pianist. She also enjoyed reading, crafting, puzzle solving, cooking, bingo, and playing Yahtzee and poker with her friends and family.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents: Naomi and Robert McQuality; her son: James G. Tirpak; her niece: Linda Allen; two sisters and four brothers; three great grandchildren; and son-in-law: Terry Ostermeier.

She is survived by her children: Andrea (Dale) Smith of Riverton, IL., Michael (Linda) Tirpak of Cerro Gordo, IL., Steven (Diane) Tirpak of Leroy, IL., Shirley Ostermeier of Taylorville, IL., SuAnn (Arnold) Tullis of Virginia, IL., Richard (Michel) Thompson of Daytona, FL., 20 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and many loving nieces and nephews.

All whom loved her dearly will never forget her tenacity, wit, charm, humorous personality, and beautiful voice.

There will be a public visitation held on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 from 4 - 7 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home, 302 W. Poplar St. Taylorville, IL. As Jean would say, “The more the merrier.” In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boch Family, c/o McClure Funeral Home. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements.


 

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Genevieve Adkins

Genevieve Adkins, 91, of Ohlman, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. at Nokomis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nokomis. She was born on November 19, 1926 in Lakewood Township, IL. The Daughter of Edward and Olka (Trout) Phegley. She married Roy Adkins on June 4, 1950 in Lakewood, IL.

She is survived by her Husband: Roy Adkins of Ohlman, IL; Sons: Gary Phegley of Hillsboro, IL; Terry Adkins and companion Judy Voss of Ohlman, IL; Dan (Anna) Adkins of Nokomis, IL; Daughter: Patty (John) Vedder of Nokomis, IL; Grandchildren: John (Heather) Vedder, Pixie (Jamie) Vieweg, Bobby (Melissa) Vedder, Leslie (Larry) Farris, Brent Adkins, Amanda (Mike) Thompson, William Adkins; Great-Grandchildren Nichole and Chase Vieweg; Kadyn, Gage and Nora Vedder; Bailey and Cody Ferris; Sisters: Vida Hayward; Merle (Don) Hymes; Ruby Prater all of Shelbyville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Brothers: Lennel, Max, Clem, Merlin and Earl Phegley and Sister: Alta McKittrick.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis. Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Nokomis with Pastor Bert Eickhoff officiating. Burial will be held in Ohlman Cemetery in Ohlman, IL

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice

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Martha Alice Hays

Martha Alice Hays, 79 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 10:40 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on July 25, 1938 in Pana, IL the daughter of Verne and Pauline (Enlow) Weekly. He married Edward Earl Hays on July 25, 1959 in Tower Hill, IL. Martha worked for the Taylorville School District and was a member of the Taylorville Christian Church.

Surviving are her Husband: Edward Hays of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Brian (Rita) Hays of Cayuga, IN; Mark (Deb) Hays of Hume, IL; Jimmy (Sarah) Hays of Springfield, IL; Grandchildren: Grant, Brian Michael, Brittany, Breanna, Brady, Jodie, Mindy, Paul, Whitney, Hillary, Amber, Eriq, Aleah, Alex, Alexis and Andrew; sixteen Great-Grandchildren; Sisters: Debbie (David) Pope of Tower Hill, IL; Elsie (Jerry) Hall of Tower Hill, IL; Brothers: Wesley (Kathy) Weekly of Tower Hill, IL; Ronald Patient of Dixon, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Sons: Edward Earl Hays and Laurence Dean Hays; grandson: James Hays Jr., Great Granddaughter: Brynslee Edwards and Sister: Ginny Benett.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor James Jones officiating. Burial will be held in Tower Hill Cemetery in Tower Hill, IL.

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

 

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Vickie Jump

Vickie Jump, 65 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 4:27 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on February 23, 1952 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Johnie and Roberta (Lass) Isbell. She married Terry Long in 1968 and they were divorced. She then married Charlie Jump on September 12, 1986 in Taylorville.

Surviving are her Husband: Charlie Jump of Taylorville, IL; Son: Jason Long of Stonington, IL; Daughter: Melinda (A.J.) McKinney of Taylorville, IL; Step-Daughter: Vaydra Jump of Blue Springs, MO; Grandchildren: Sheryce Long, Kyler Mink, Quentin Long, Millenia Mink, Erin Long, Keeley Mink, Jaron Mink and Brayden Jump; Great-Granddaughter: Aubrey Flannell; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents and herBrother: Johnnie Byron Isbell.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Memorial service starting at 6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. 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.

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

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Edith Mae Rever

Edith Mae Rever, 77, of Assumption, died December 3, 2017 in Prairie Rose Health Care Center, Pana, IL.

 

Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Assumption, IL. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption, IL. A prayer service will follow at 7 p.m. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Assumption, IL. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Edith was born January 29, 1940 in Brownstown, IL, the daughter of Cloyce and Ruth (Baughman) Gatewood. She married James Walters, he preceded her in death. She later married Thomas E. Rever February 14, 1992 in Assumption, IL. He preceded her in death February 9, 2015.

 

Edith was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Mary’s Altar Society. She was retired as a cook from Kemmerer Village.

 

Surviving are her daughters: Monica (Dennis) Christian of Tower Hill, IL, Marla (Shawn) Stover of Arizona, Susan Brown of Tennessee, and Gina Walters of Humboldt, IL; seven grandchildren: two great-grandchildren; brother, Kenneth (Dorothy) Gatewood of Kentucky and cousin, Kay Estes of Pana, IL.

 

Preceding her in death are her husbands, parents, one brother and one sister.

 

Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption has been entrusted with the care and service arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left at www.seitzfh.com .

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Floyd Boyd

Floyd Boyd, 67, of Nokomis passed away at 8:16 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 in his home. He was born in Newton County, Texas, the son of Horace and Ruby (Rosenbaum) Boyd. He married Dorothy Gabriel on June 28, 2010 in Taylorville. Floyd excelled in his career as a boilermaker. Following his retirement, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the great outdoors and was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He especially cherished the time spent with his granddaughter AJ.

He is survived by his wife: Dorothy “Dot” Boyd; son: Richie (Tracie) Boyd; daughter: Kim (Mark) Middleton; stepson: George (Kendra) Spallinger II; 9 grandchildren; brothers: Tom (Cynthia) Boyd, Carl Reed (Sandy) Boyd, and John Boyd; sisters: Lorraine (Melvin) Green, Florence Heard, Dorothy Ann (Tom) Link, Rosalie (Benton) Hamilton, and Joyce (John) Nichols; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Nathan Boyd, Edward Boyd, and Henry Boyd.

Floyd will be cremated, and the family will host a celebration of his life in the spring. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. McClure Funeral home and Cremation Services in Taylorville 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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Charles R. Hohenstein

Charles R. Hohenstein of South Bend, Indiana passed away November 30, 2017 in South Bend. He was born July 20, 1955 in Taylorville, IL the son of Ronald E. Hohenstein and Dorothy F. Hohenstein. Charles graduated from Mt. Auburn High School with the class of 1973, and held degrees from Illinois Wesleyan, Chicago Theological Seminary and a PhD from the University of Notre Dame having taught humanities at Notre Dame.

 

Surviving are his brother Kenneth Hohenstein and his wife Helen of Mt. Auburn and sisters: Phyllis Dorn and husband Larry of Ankeny, Iowa and Susan Rush and husband Stan of North Richland Hills, Texas and several nieces and nephews. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Ron Hohenstein and Jim Hohenstein.

 

Burial will be held in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery at a later date.

 

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

 

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Helen Irene Martin

Helen Irene Martin, 99 years, five months and 19 days, of Taylorville, died at 5:46 p.m. Friday, November 24, 2017 at Taylorville Care Center.

 

Helen was born on June 5, 1918 in Taylorville, Illinois, the daughter of Lester and Marie P. (Poor) Pearson. She married Wilbur H. Martin, and he preceded her in death in 1937. She later married Levi A. Martin, and he preceded her in death in 1978. Mrs. Martin worked for the State of Illinois Drivers License Facility, retiring after 39 years and one month. She was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Taylorville.

 

Helen is survived by her daughter: Sandra Stine of Oklahoma City, OK; six grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Edna Pearson of Taylorville.

 

Along with her two husbands, Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her brother: Paul Pearson; daughters: Judi Sauter, Pamela Elston, Gloria CaPaul, Mary L. Martin; and one grandson: Eddie D. Stine.

 

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Randy Myers officiating. McClure funeral Home & Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Helen or condolences to her family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Susa Jane McWard

Susa Jane McWard, 93, of Palmer, passed away at 11:10 p.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL.

 

Susa Jane was born December 15, 1923 at home, in rural Taylorville, the daughter of Harry C. and Julia N. (Micenheimer) Hudson. She married Raymond McWard on August 19, 1949 at the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville in Morrisonville, IL. He preceded her in death on April 7, 1986.

 

Susa Jane graduated from Taylorville High School, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in home economics from Eastern Illinois University. She taught home economics in the Hammond and Blue Mound schools for a few years, before becoming a full-time home maker. Susa Jane devoted her life to her family’s needs. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, a past member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Ladies Auxiliary of Palmer, and was instrumental in bringing city water to the town of Palmer. Susa Jane enjoyed sewing, and was an excellent cook. Her greatest joy in life was raising her children, and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

 

Susa Jane is survived by her daughter, Rebecca (husband, Bill) Arkebauer of Palmer, IL; her sons, Harry J. McWard of Palmer, IL, Monroe (wife, Laurie) McWard of Rochester, IL, and Jeff McWard of Taylorville; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; her sister, Julia Lee (husband, Wendell) Nash of Peoria, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Rev. Jim Ferrill as officiant.

 

Interment will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery in Morrisonville, IL.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, 111 North St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

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

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Linda S. Saulsbery

Linda S. Saulsbery, 75 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017 at 3:55 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on March 22, 1942 in Louisville, KY the Daughter of Perry and Mary (Choquet) Gilpin. She married Larry Saulsbery on February 22, 1964 in Hillsboro, IL and he preceded her in death on May 11, 2016. Linda was an excellent mother and an even better grandmother. She delighted in the exploits of her grandchildren. She loved living on her little farm, riding her four-wheeler, hunting mushrooms, and occasionally going to the river boat for lunch and slots with Dale, Vickie and Norma. Sadly, losing her husband and the failure of the Cardinals in the last year slowed her down some, but she always had a smile for the grandkids and was quick to make a new friend at a basketball game. She was much loved and will be forever missed.

Surviving are her Son: Jeffery (Jackie) Saulsbery of Clinton, IL; Daughter: Diana (Richard) Musgrave of Strawberry Plains, TN and Debra (Elmer) Dunaway of Owaneco, IL; Grandchildren: Ashley (Josh) Hays, Aaron (Cortney) Sinnard, Holly Sinnard, William Cox, Benjamin Cox, Branden Cox, Danielle Cox, Mary Saulsbery and Alyssa Saulsbery; Great-Grandchildren: Robert Cox Montgomery, Kayleigh Cox Montgomery, Zaquaria Cox, Brayden Hays and Peyton Hays; Brother-in-Law: Jerry (Jean) Saulsbery; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Sister: Sandy Scott, Brothers: David, Donnie and Dickey Gilpin.

It was Linda’s Wishes to be cremated. There will be a celebration of life and an inurnment at a later date.

 

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

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

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