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Betty Runge

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Berthen P. Boldini

 

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

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

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

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Jane Pugsley

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Max Straughn Siegrist

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


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


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


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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Evan Young Allen

 

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

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

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

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

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Terry L. Buzzard

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Darrell McWard

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Mell Silva

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


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


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


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

 

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

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

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

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Eileen H. Page

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Robert W. Shewmaker

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Dorothy R. Vota

 

 

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

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John O. Rever

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

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

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

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

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

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Kathy Bona

Kathy May Bona, 62, of Taylorville died at 8:57 a.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was born on December 18, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Gordon and Bethel (Handley) Cline. She married Bradley M. Bona on June 21, 1974 in Fridley, Minnesota. Kathy was a member of the Taylorville First United Methodist Church. In 1992, she and Brad opened A-Frame on the square in Taylorville. Kathy was a gifted artist, who excelled in oils and loved all mediums. 
She is survived by her husband, Brad Bona of Taylorville; children: Jarod Bona (Mary) of Rancho Santa Fe, California, Heather Bona of Taylorville, Chris Bona (Janna) of Round Rock, Texas, and Jamie Bona of San Diego, California; grandchildren: Oscar Bona and Liam Bona; siblings: Connie Holman of Plano, Texas, Judy Holman of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and Nancy Carlson (Don) of Plymouth, Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and step father: Roy Holman.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at the Taylorville First United Methodist with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Memories of Kathy, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com. 

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Mary Elizabeth Bresh

 

Mary Elizabeth Bresh; 70 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 3:49 p.m. at Life’s Journey Senior Living Center in Taylorville. She was born on October 1, 1946 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of George Edward and Marcella Arlene (Durbin) Bresh. She graduated from St. Mary’s School, Taylorville High School and Anderson College in Anderson, Indiana. She received her masters towards her teaching degree in Louisiana. She was a member of Faith Community Church in Taylorville, IL and she loved her Christian faith, family, friends, children and animals. She taught elementary school in Hodge and Jonesboro Louisiana for 30 years.

Mary was survived by her Siblings, Shirley Tarrant, Georgianna (Jerry) Pagliai and Marlena Gartshore. She also has several Nieces and nephews including Debbie (Dave) Hill, Doug (Maureen) Tarrant, Brian Tarrant, Steve (Cindy) Tarrant, Joe (Melanie) Tarrant, Stephanie (Tony) Verardi, Kim (Tim) Metsker, Jeana (Steve) Lomprez, Tina (Brad) Chamness; Close friends Jamie Penrod of Taylorville, IL; Judy Greer of Quitman, LA., Several Great- Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, nephew Greg Tarrant and Brother-in-Law Joe Tarrant.

Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville With Pastor Jerry Thorpe officiating.

Memorials may be made to Vision Way Christian School 1124 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568

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

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Julia P. Zeitler

Julia P. “Judy” Zeitler, 84 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. She was born on February 28, 1932 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Chester and Elva (Brookens) Cook. She married Delmar C. “Zeke” Zeitler on June 10, 1950 in Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death on March 31, 2016. Judy worked as a Purchasing Agent for Georgia Pacific and later she worked as a secretary in the Taylorville City Clerk’s office.

Surviving are her Son: Mike (Lori) Zeitler of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Jeremy (Colleen) Zeitler of Naperville, IL; Kurt Zeitler and Companion Caitlin Donovan of Taylorville, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Ava, Mazy, Van and Amelia; Sisters: Rosetta (Jack) Neal of Phoenix, AZ, Marcia Shelite of Pana, IL; Brothers: Bob Cook of Cheyenne, WY and Larry Cook of Belleville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Brothers: Stanley Cook and Leroy Cook; Sisters: Minnie Griffin, Elizabeth Murray and Janice Beck.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 10:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Tom Belegante officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter 2309 W. White Oaks Drive, Suite E Springfield, IL 62704.

 

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

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August William Huebner

August William Huebner; 64 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 4:48 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born on October 15, 1952 the son of Fritz John and Ruth Martha (Krouse) Huebner. He married Cheryl Schultz and they were later divorced. He worked as an engineer for Norfolk Southern Railroad.

He is survived by his Son Matt Huebner of Taylorville, IL; Brother: Paul Huebner of Decatur, IL and Several Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his Brother Fritz Huebner Jr.

Mr. Huebner was cremated and there will be a Memorial Service announced at a later date.

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

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Elsie L. Baccadutre

 

Elsie L. Baccadutre, 86, of Taylorville passed away at 11:20 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She was born on March 16, 1930 in Tower Hill, the daughter of Frec C. and Edna Marie (Severe) Russell. On February 3, 1951 she married Michael Baccadutre in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on May 4, 2001. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She worked several jobs throughout the years including: a beautician at Howard’s Beauty Salon, Rothly Clothing Manufacturing, as an operator for the Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company, and she retired from St. John’s Hospital where she worked as a switchboard operator. She loved gardening, cooking, baking, sewing, and writing poetry. Elsie was loved by everyone that knew her. She dearly loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her daughter: Lana Hixenbaugh (Dave) and son: Mark Baccadutre (Carole) both of Taylorville ; grandchildren: Matthew Hixenbaugh (Calli) of St. Louis, Missouri, Jason Baccadutre (Nicolette) of St. Joseph, and Michelle Fortado (Jordan) of Effingham; great grandchildren: Cloey Hixenbaugh, Auggie Baccadutre, and Marcus Fortado; siblings: Shirley Coultus of Tower Hill, Rosemary Russell of Shelbyville, and Carl Russell of Pana; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 9 siblings.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Fr. Valery Burusu and Sr. Rose McKeown officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. Friday. Memorials may be left to St. Mary Catholic Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Elsie, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Gladys E. Tippitt

Gladys E. Tippitt, 84 of Dawson passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 12:39 a.m. at her residence in Dawson. She was born on November 3, 1932 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Walter and Alma (Elders) Prior. She married Donald Tippitt on November 5, 1950 in Taylorville, IL. She worked as a homemaker and she was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Taylorville.

Surviving are her Husband: Donald of Taylorville, IL; Son: Daniel (Fiancée Laura) Tippitt of Dawson, IL; Daughter: Linda (Patrick) Regan of North Carolina; Nine Grandchildren; Fourteen Great-Grandchildren; Sisters: Margaret Burge of Taylorville, IL; Laverta Tewell of Taylorville, IL; Erma Mills of Taylorville; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter: Diana, Son: Bruce, Brothers: William Prior, Bob Prior, Tom Prior, Wayne Prior, Sisters: Vesta Hendricks, Edna Prior.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Bob Turner officiating. Private immediate family burial will be held in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, IL.

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

 

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

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Dennis Lee Cox

 

Dennis Lee Cox, 81, of Taylorville, died at 12:35 a.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. He was born on August 23, 1935 in Herrin, Illinois, the son of Cyrus and Mary (Bond) Cox. He married Barbara Jaeger on October 8, 1983 in Farmersville, Illinois.

 

Dennis graduated from Tilden Tech High School in Chicago and worked as a draftsman and sold real estate before coming to Taylorville, where he worked as an electrician until his retirement. He served for two years in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as a trustee and elder for many years.

 

He is survived by his wife: Barbara Cox of Taylorville; nieces: Mary Jo (Bill) Dively, Kathy (Bob) Noblet, Sharon (Bill) Matthews all of Taylorville, Rhonda (Steve) Wagner of Frankfort, Jessica (Joe) Chappelear of Hillsboro, Erin (Mitch) Rosenthal of St. Joseph, Kirby (Justin) Orr of Troy, and Taylor Wernsing of St. Louis, Missouri; numerous great nieces and nephews; and sister-in-law: Kathy (Larry) Wernsing of Raymond. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Betty McNamara, and brother-in-law: Corky McNamara.

 

The funeral service will be held at 12noon on Thursday, December 22, 2016 in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday in the church. Memorials are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or TLC Child Care Plus Day Care. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the Cox family with arrangements. Memories of Dennis, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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