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Robert E. "Bob" Melzer

 

Robert E. “Bob” Melzer, 84 of Stonington passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 8:10 p.m. at Prairie Rose Care Center in Pana. He was born on May 9, 1933 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Conrad and Lora (Daugherty) Melzer. He married Rose Marie Crist on March 24, 1956 in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him in death on October 30, 2010. He worked as a machinist at Caterpillar in Decatur and he was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict. He delivered the State Journal Register and Decatur Herald and Review for several years. Bob was also a crossing guard at the Stonington Grade School for several years. The family would like to thank the staff at Prairie Rose Care Center and the Staff at Taylorville Estates for all their care for Bob.

Surviving are his Son: Chris Melzer of Moweaqua, IL; Grandchildren: Katie (Mark) Austin of Waterman, IL; Elizabeth (Stan) Kotus of Yorkville, IL; Shelby (Trent) Norville of Columbia, MO; Great-Grandchildren: William, Anabelle, Grant, Ellen Marie, Margaret, Levi, Amelia, Juliana and Scarlett; Brother: Gerald (Shirley) Melzer of Decatur, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, 6 brothers and 4 sisters.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating. Burial; will be held in Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington, IL.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church 1010 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568

 

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

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Constance Joann "Connie" Levault

Constance Joann “Connie” LeVault, 80, of Stonington passed away at 1:33 AM on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, surrounded by her family, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. She was born on June 2, 1937 in Stonington, the daughter of Glen W. and Leah Miriam (Ward) Batty. She married Howard Dale LeVault on April 5, 1958 in Stonington. Connie graduated from the St. John’s School of Nursing in Springfield, Illinois, and worked for many years as the administrator of the Taylorville Care Center. Connie’s Christian faith was paramount in her life, she was a member of the Stonington First Baptist Church where she was very active through the years. Connie was a Sunday School teacher for many years, Dorcus member, and volunteered countless hours in the church kitchen. She was a member of the Stonington Women’s Club and served on the Board of Directors for the Christian County Senior Citizen’s Center. She was a huge fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Fighting Illini. Connie loved her family, especially her grandchildren, and was proud to be the charter member of the “LeVault Grandkids Fan Club”.

She is survived by her husband: Dale LeVault; sons: Kevin LeVault (Ann) and David LeVault all of Stonington, and Mark LeVault (Debra) of Edinburg; grandchildren: Tara Ramsey, James LeVault (Kelsey), John LeVault (Courtney), Tim LeVault, Ashley LeVault (Kenny Hughes), Ashley Ekiss (Ben Irwin), Lisa Tolbert (Nathan), Stephanie Rogahn (Atlee), Adam LeVault (Taylor), Andy LeVault (Brittany), Christy Gust (Brogan), Garrett LeVault (Emily), and Audrey LeVault; 12 great grandchildren; sister: Martha Fowler (Larry) of Taylorville; sister-in-law: Vivian Batty of Stonington; brother-in-law: Bernard May of LaGrange, Georgia; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Karen May and Rosemary Batty; and brothers: Bill Batty and Robert Batty.

The funeral service for Connie will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 22, 2017 in the Stonington First Baptist Church with Rev. William Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5 until 7 PM at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville and for 1 hour prior to the service on Friday in the church. Burial will be in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Stonington First Baptist Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Connie, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Silvio Vitali

 

Silvio Vitali, 92 of Langleyville passed away on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 5:25 a.m. at his daughter’s residence in South Beloit, IL. He was born on March 29, 1925 in Langleyville, IL the Son of Alberto and Amelia (Malchioni) Vitali. He married Marian Menichetti on May 21, 1947 in Taylorville and she preceded him on death on April 30, 2003. He worked as a machinist at Borg Warner, he taught welding at a trade school in Taylorville and he was also a Coal Miner. He was a veteran of the United States Navy serving in WWII. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and a wonderful family man. He was an Indiana and Illinois State Bocci Ball Champion and is a member of the Bocci Ball Hall of Fame in Clinton, IN. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Silvio’s dedicated caregiver and friend Lani Zelhart.

Surviving are his Son: Dr. Albert (Kathy) Vitali of Gainesville, GA; Daughter: Dr. Connie Vitali and husband Dr. Mark Bradel of South Beloit, IL; Grandchildren: Joseph and Sophia Bradel; Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Sister-in-Law: Edmona Vitali of Taylorville, IL. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife and Brother Aldo Vitali.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home with Deacon Jim Baxter officiating. Burial will be held at Oak Hill in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the THS Band 815 W. Springfield Rd. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Pheasants Forever 310 Dutchman Way Chatham, IL 62629.
 

 

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

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Patrick Joseph Kane

Patrick Joseph Kane, 86, of Taylorville, passed away at 3:37 a.m. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at his residence.

PJ was born October 12, 1930 in the Village of Louth, County of Louth, Ireland, the fifth of eleven children to Patrick and Kathleen (Lennon) Kane.  He immigrated to the United States in 1953, sponsored by his sister, Mary (Gib) West.  PJ’s wife, Cecilia Farrell, immigrated to the United States in 1954, and they were wed on April 14, 1954 in Battle Creek, MI.  They have been happily married for 63 years.

PJ worked at Alma Plastics for thirty years.  Upon his retirement, he began as an apprentice at his wife’s company, Kane Upholstery.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.  PJ had a lifelong hobby of breeding and showing Border Fancy Canaries (singers).  He showed and judged birds throughout the U.S. and Europe.  While PJ won at the very highest level, it was a true passion and joy for the birds themselves, and visiting with his birding enthusiasts.  He truly reveled in going out to the bird room, with is cup of tea, to simply watch and observe.  He was sought out for his expertise, experience, and, of course, his bird stock!  PJ was a great dad, and will be fondly remembered by his family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; beloved son, Michael G. Kane; daughter-in-law, Rae Kane; brothers, Roger, Vivian, Sylvester, and Eammon Kane; and sisters, Mary West, Eileen Boyle, and Anna Conlon.

Patrick is survived by his wife, Cecilia Kane of Taylorville; daughter, Kathleen (husband, Lyle) Parks of Taylorville; sons, Vivean Kane of Fishers, IN, and Patrick (wife, Diane) Kane of Morrisonville; grandchildren, Shannon (husband, TJ) Barber of Argenta, IL, Timothy (wife, Lori) Parks of Taylorville, Courtney (husband, Jake) DeClerck of Taylorville, and Katie Rose Kane of Fishers, IN; great grandchildren, Ayden Thomas, Christian Barber, AJ Barber, Alivia Wikoff, Ian Parks, Evan Parks, Isaac Parks, Tinsley DeClerck, Gage DeClerck, and Gunnar DeClerck; brother, Jerry Kane of Drominskin, Ireland; sisters, Mona Foljahn of Battle Creek, MI, and Margaret (husband, Frank) Stegal of Henderson, NC; and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation will be provided prior to ceremonies.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 108 W. Adams St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz, celebrant.

Interment will follow the funeral mass at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

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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Joan Curtis (Hersey) Meyer

Joan Curtis (Hersey) Meyer, 84, Taylorville, passed away at 10:55 pm on September 7, at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield. Joan was born on March 21, 1933 in Milton, Massachusetts, the daughter of Earl Gordon and Dorothy Brooks (Jenkins) Hersey. She graduated from Milton High School in 1950, and received her Associate’s Degree from Boston University in 1952. She was employed by the U.S. Naval Academy where she met the love of her life, William J. Meyer, Jr., a lieutenant in the Navy, and they married on November 11, 1954. Soon after, Bill was transferred to the Naval Base San Diego, CA and in 1955, their oldest son, William J. Meyer III (Billy) was born.

 

In 1956, after Bill’s discharge, they moved their family to Lombard, IL, and son Steven Edward joined the family. In 1958, the family settled in Taylorville, IL, and lived there until Bill and Joan retired to Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2010. In 1963, daughter Alison Brooks was born. In 1969, Joan returned to college to begin a degree in Education. She graduated from Sangamon State University, now known as University of Illinois-Springfield, with a Master’s Degree in English, minor in Mathematics, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education. Joan did temporary and long-term substitute teaching in the Christian County area for nearly 3 decades. But perhaps Joan is best known for her summer job at Manner’s Park Pool: Red Cross swimming instructor and Junior and Senior Lifesaving (life guard training), where her voice could be heard throughout the pool by nearly 3 generations: “Roll over!” “Breathe!” “Cup your hands!” (to name a few!).

 

Joan volunteered wherever she lived: the Shadow Home and the Senior Citizen Center were her favorite places in Taylorville. In Fort Lauderdale, when she wasn’t exercising or swimming, Joan was a 20+ year volunteer at Insight for the Blind, and helped “clean” the First Presbyterian Church on Mondays. Joan’s voice and laughter were her trademark, and she never missed a birthday: sending her “Joan Meyer originals” created on her computer. Her recent illness quieted her voice, but never her spirits or her humor. This world may be quieter without Joan’s voice and distinct laughter, but Heaven has gained an angel whose voice can carry across the clouds!

 

Bill passed away on August 20, 2016, but Joan is survived by her three children: William John (Diana) III of Monett, Missouri; Steven Edward (Lisa) of Dallas TX; and Alison Brooks (Stephen) Cappellin of Springfield, IL. She adored her 4 grandchildren: Harriett Gayle Meyer of Monett, MO, Scott Evan Meyer of College Station, TX, Stephen Anthony (Tony) Cappellin of Manhattan, KS, and Catherine Brooks (Catie) Cappellin of Blacksburg, VA. Joan is also survived by her two sisters: Alison Brooks Henderson of Mattapoisett, Mass., and Jacqueline Lee Spargo of Norwell, Mass., her brother Donald Gordon Hersey of Bucksport, Maine, as well as many nieces and nephews.

 

Cremation was provided prior to ceremonies.

 

Visitation & Memorial Ceremony: The family will receive friends Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Ceremony at 4:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Taylorville, 116 E. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 with Rev. Michael Evanchak celebrant. Following the ceremony, please join family and friends at Angelo’s Pizza, 404 W. Spresser St., Taylorville, IL to help celebrate Joan’s life and legacy.

 

Private interment will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery, at a later date.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to: First Presbyterian Church, 116 East Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL, 62568, or Insight for the Blind, Inc., 1401 Northeast 14th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33304.

 

 

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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Ronald Donnan

Ronald Donnan, 74 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2:04 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on April 7, 1943 in Lincoln, IL the Son of Elmer Oliver and Leola Allegra (Ballinger) Donnan. He married Bonnie Thompson on August 31, 1962 in Decatur, IL. He was the owner and operator of RL Donnan Trucking in Taylorville and a member of the Midwest Truckers Association.

Surviving are his Wife: Bonnie Donnan of Taylorville, IL; Son: Chuck (Terri) Donnan of Taylorville, IL; Dustin Donnan of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: JoEllen (Bill) Duncan of South Bend, IN; Grandchildren: Amanda St. John of Mishawaka, IN, Christopher Duncan of South Bend, IN, Desiree Hooten of Mishawaka, IN, Blake, Valerie, Meghan and Carter Donnan all of Taylorville; Great-Grandchildren: Chase St. John, Alexander Roca, Issabella Roca; Sisters: Patsy (Gene) Cowgur of Mt. Paulaski, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents.

It was Ron’s wishes to be cremated. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville and there will be a graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL at a later date.

Memorials may be made to 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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Paulette Byers

Paulette Byers, 69 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on April 5, 1948 in Matthews, MO the Daughter of William and SueNell (Russell) Dennis. She married Donald Hayes Jr. in 1978 and he preceded her in death on March 16, 1988 and she later married Howard “Dee” Byers in 2006. She was a retired beautician.

Surviving are her Husband: Howard “Dee” Byers of Taylorville, IL; Son: Justin T. Hayes and companion Krista Stanley of Taylorville, IL, James Edward “Chip” Byers of Taylorville, Nicholas Byers of Chattanooga, TN; Daughters: Chandra Allen of Taylorville, IL, Vicky (Curt) Ritz of Springfield, IL, Carey (Marlin) Barber of Sherman, IL; Wendy Ann Byers of Phoenix, AZ; Grandchildren: Blake Trimble, Spencer Trimble, Sophia Allen, Jarrod Ritz, Jenna (Andrew) Ritz-Kriss, Adam Ruiz, Samira Ruiz; Sisters: Linda McHenry of Arthur, IL; Phyllis Kauffman of Arthur, IL; Marsha Loughary of Lorain, OH; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, First Husband, Sister: Joann Dennis, Aunts and Uncles.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. 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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Ethel May Crawford

Ethel May Crawford, 93 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 4:20 a.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. She was born on December 13, 1923 in Irving, IL the Daughter of Otis C. and Rosa M. (Eddington) Eddington. She married Walter “Bud” Crawford on October 29, 1945 in Irving, IL and he preceded her in death on April 13, 2001. She worked as a homemaker and she loved to work on crossword puzzles, sweepstaking and gardening.

Surviving are her Daughters: Connie Downs of Taylorville, IL; Carol (Patrick) Shields of Macon, IL and Shirley (Frank) Marcogliese of Kincaid, IL; Grandchildren: Bobby (Michelle) Stone, Shari Stone, Gina (Joey) Shellenbarger, Dawn Ray and companion John Noreiul, Erik Ray and Nick Marcogliese; Great-Grandchildren: Nikki Stone, Cassie Dees, Bradley Davis, Jacob Davis and Kellen Marcogliese; Great-Great Grandchildren: Jayden Stone, Ryland and Ryker Stone, Caiden Beech, Jaymes Erin Bishop, Mekya Lackey, Cody Lackey and Sky Lackey; Sister-in-Law: Doris Crawford of Macon, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, Husband and Sister: Dorothy Scheifer.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Cody Frazier officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to Christian County Animal Control 300 Baughman Rd, Taylorville, IL 62568

 

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

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Sanat Bhole

Sanat Bhole, 26, formerly of Taylorville, passed away at 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at his residence in Champaign, IL.

 

Sanat was born October 29, 1990 in Bhilai, India, the son of Shirish and Sonali (Vaidya) Bhole.

 

He attended Taylorville schools through the ninth grade, and would go on to graduate from the Illinois Math and Sciences Academy in Aurora, IL. Sanat would further his education, by completing his master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. He was currently finishing his Juris Doctorate at the U of I, with a focus in intellectual property law. While at the U of I, Sanat’s engineering team was a two-time, national winner of the prestigious Shell-Eco Marathon Competition. He was currently employed by the Civil Engineering Research Laboratory for the Department of Defense in Champaign, IL.

 

Sanat was the ideal son. He was an intelligent, perfectionist, always doing well in school. Sanat loved sportscars, the opera, classical and jazz music, and reading Shakespeare. He will be greatly missed by all.

 

He was preceded in death by both of his grandfathers.

 

Sanat is survived by his parents, Shirish and Sonali Bhole of Taylorville, IL; his brother, Salil Bhole of Taylorville, IL; his maternal and paternal grandmothers; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

 

Private family services will be held.

 

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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Thomas A. Blanchetti

Thomas A. Blanchetti, 59 of Springfield formerly of Taylorville passed away on Friday, September 1, 2017 at 5:35 p.m. at his residence in Springfield. He was born on December 1, 1957 in Taylorville, IL the Son of James and Virginia (Starks) Blanchetti. He married Nancy Baumann on July 1, 2003 in Las Vegas, NV. He was a PGA Golf Professional and a mechanic at Common wealth Edison. He was a member of PGA of America.
Surviving are his Wife: Nancy of Springfield, IL; Son: Jason (Sara) Blanchetti of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Tiffany (Adam) Stork of Springfield, IL; Grandchildren: Brandon Blanchetti, Connor Blanchetti, Harper Stork, Sydney Stork; Mother Virginia Blanchetti of Taylorville, IL; Sister: Julie Fields of Tucson, AZ; Several Nieces, Nephews Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Father, Grandparents and Dog Max.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor James Jones officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the committee to improve Lakeshore Golf Corse C/O: Taylorville Park District P.O. Box 263 Taylorville, IL 62568

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Jerry L. Dobyns Sr.

 

Jerry L. Dobyns, Sr., 73, of Taylorville, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at his residence.

 

Jerry was born July 10, 1944 in Taylorville, the son of Thomas and Ailine (Mammen) Dobyns. He married JoAnne Austin on June 21, 1971 in Taylorville. Jerry would retire from Peabody Coal Mine #10, after over twenty-five years of service. He was a member of the United Mine Workers Union. Jerry enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on cars and boats.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Bart Rickman; brother, Thomas Dobyns; and sisters, Rochelle Melzer, Sheila Keller, Betty Jackson, and Vivian Poorman.

 

Jerry is survived by his wife, JoAnne Dobyns of Taylorville; children, Rhonda (husband, Rick) Ondrey, Rex (wife, Theresa) Rickman, Jerry Dobyns, Jr., Brett Rickman, and Tricia Seaman all of Taylorville; twenty-two grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; siblings, Terry (wife, Tracy) Dobyns of Missouri, Janice (husband, Terry) Sexton of Taylorville, and Helen Sheedy of Palmer; and several nieces and nephews.

 

The family will host a celebration of life at a later date.

 

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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Dean H. Rothrock

Dean H. Rothrock, 92, of Shelbyville, passed away at 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

 

Dean was born February 23, 1925, in Stewardson, the son of Harold and Hazel (Fritz) Rothrock. He and Doris Archey were united in marriage on September 24, 1950 in Shelbyville.

 

Dean was a United States Navy veteran of WWII, played professional baseball for two years in the Cleveland Indians organization and was retired from the Illinois State Parks. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Shelbyville Lions Club and Gideons International. He was an avid Cubs fan and regretted not signing with the Cubs during his playing days. He was ecstatic when the Cubs won the World Series. He enjoyed coaching little league and was an avid supporter of all area school athletics.

 

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Doris of Shelbyville; two sons, Mark (Susan) Rothrock and Greg (Audrey) Rothrock, all of Shelbyville; daughter, Lori (Tony Price) Rothrock of Shelbyville; grandchildren: Heather, Emily, Brett and Colby; great-granddaughter, Xandria and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Dan; brothers, Dwight and Darrell Rothrock and sister, Dolores West.

 

Funeral Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Shelbyville with Reverend Tim Yankee officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Gideons International or Donor’s Choice. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville is assisting the family.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Helen Fiaoni

 

Helen Fiaoni, 87, of Taylorville, passed away at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at her residence.

 

Helen was born Octoberber 26, 1927 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Harold and Mildred (Williams) Locke. She married Angelo Fiaoni on September 4, 1948 in Taylorville. They were happily married for 68 years. Angelo preceded her in death, June 8, 2017.

 

Helen was a graduate of Taylorville High School. She owned and operated Helen’s Antiques for many years. Helen was a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Taylorville, and volunteered much of her time to the local food pantry. Helen had a passion for antiques, and enjoyed traveling the world with her husband.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her son, Rick Fiaoni; and her brother, Roger Locke.

 

Helen is survived by her daughter, Marlene (partner, Bill Corbell) Fiaoni Ladley of Taylorville; grandchildren, Jessica (husband, Greg) Ladley Greenwood of Springfield, Kristina Lindsey of Taylorville, Sara Ladley of St. Louis, MO, and Ben (wife, Sandra) Ladley of Herrin; great grandchildren, Preston Lindsey, Jaxon, Emma, and Cody Greenwood, and Jacob and Julian Ladley; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Private family services will be held at a later date.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church of Taylorville, 200 S. Walnut Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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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Jerry Bob Puckett

Jerry Bob Puckett, 80, of Stonington passed away at 4:50p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 4, 1936 in Pecos, Texas, the son of Lee and Yvonne (Williams) Puckett. Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1955, serving in the Korean and Vietnam War and proudly served his country for many years. He retired as a Naval Air Craft Mechanic, Petty Officer 1st Class, and then went on to work at the VA Medical Center in Marlin, Texas as an Environmental Engineer. Jerry later worked for several years at Walmart in Taylorville. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and life member of the VFW in Taylorville. Jerry was known as a pool shark, avid bowler, and could cut a rug with the best of them. Jerry was a loving, caring, and devoted dad to his kids.

He is survived by his 4 children: Beth (Scott) Kuntzman of Stonington, Michael (Tonya) Chatterton of Rogersville, Missouri, Luke Puckett Sr. of Stonington, and Teri (Randy) Tangman of Taylorville; 16 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and niece: Ramona Puckett of Kosse, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; dad: MB Reneau; the love of his life: Geraldine Puckett; son: Jeffery Allen Puckett; grandson: James Chatterton; nephew: Jerry MB Puckett; and siblings: CD Reneau, Sam Reneau, Maudine Reneau, and Floyd Lee Puckett.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30a.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Tim & Becky Lembke officiating. Visitation will be from 10 until 11:30a.m. Tuesday at the Funeral home. Inurnment with Veteran’s Honors will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton. Memorials may be made to the Taylorville VFW Riders. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Jerry, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Martha Lorene Diel

Martha Lorene Diel, 76 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 12:45 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on April 30, 1941 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of James D. and Claudia (Knowles) Murphy. She retired from Sangamon Paper Company and she also worked at Jubelts. Martha was an avid collector of Jewelry and Light houses.

Surviving are her Nieces: Beverly Walker of Taylorville, IL; Denise (Randy) Gentry of Decatur, IL; Great Nephews: Edward (Elizabeth) Walker of Mt. Vernon, TX; James Daniel Murphy of Taylorville, IL; Great Nieces: Sarah (Nick) Werries of Bluffs, IL; Clair Gentry of Decatur, IL; Two great-great nephews and Sister-in-Law: Barb Duncan of Taylorville, IL. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Brother: Donald Murphy.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 from 10:00am- 11:00am at Sutton Memorial Home and a Memorial Service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Bill Kerns officiating. Inurnment will be held at Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

 

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

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Evelena May Brotherton

 

 

Evelena May Brotherton, 84, of Taylorville, passed away at 2:33 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

 

Evelena was born October 10, 1932 in Noble, IL, the daughter of Harold Henry and Della May (Stanley) Runyon. She married David Lee Brotherton on July 20, 1956 in Mattoon, IL. He preceded her in death on July 29, 2008.

 

Evelena graduated from Noble High School, and then continued her education by earning an associate’s degree from business college in Mattoon, IL. She spent twenty-five years as the administrative assistant to the superintendent of Taylorville schools. She would retire to be a full-time grandmother. Evelena was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Taylorville. There was nothing in the world that she loved more than being a mom and grandma.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Delbert and Lenard Runyon; and sisters, Alice Runyon and Bonnie McKnight.

 

Evelena is survived by her sons, Greg (wife, Marla) Brotherton of Taylorville, Mark (wife, Elizabeth) Brotherton of Bossier City, LA, Stan (wife, Debbie) Brotherton of Port Charlotte, FL, and Michael (wife, Beth) Brotherton of Taylorville; grandchildren, Clint (wife, Quin) Brotherton of Newport Beach, CA, Ross Brotherton of Taylorville, Doug (wife, Megan) Brotherton of Katy, TX, Mike (wife, Sarah) Brotherton of Sugarland, TX, Eric Brotherton of Ann Arbor, MI, Robert Nelch of Port Charlotte, FL, Lisa Brotherton of Chatham, IL, Joe Brotherton of Springfield, IL, Jorden (wife, Erica) Brotherton of Oak Park, IL, Jacen Brotherton of St. Louis, MO, and Madeline, Mallory, and Macyn Brotherton all of Taylorville; great grandchildren, Alisea, Destiny, David, Madison, Peyton, Everett, Reagan, and Colton; brother, Robert (wife, Leila Mae) Runyon of Noble, IL; sister-in-law, Freda Runyon of Noble, IL; brother-in-law, Dale McKnight of Olney, 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 1:00 p.m., on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Pastor Becky Lembke, officiant.

 

Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: First United Methodist Church of Taylorville, 200 S. Walnut St., Taylorville, IL 62568, or Christian County Mental Health Association, 730 N. Pawnee St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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

 

 

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Charles M. Easley

Charles M. Easley, 89, passed away on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Meadow Manner Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville, Illinois. He was born on October 2, 1927 near Pawnee, Illinois to the late Frank and Ruth (Vancil) Easley. He is survived by his daughter, Gloria (Robert) Duff of Jasper Alabama; grandsons, Gerald Jr. and Timothy and his brother Homer (Pauline) Easley of Aurora, Illinois. He was proceeded in death by his wife Wanda (Masters) Jackson, son Paul and daughter Rachel and sisters Louise (Bill) Ham and Mary (Ralph) True.

 

Charles was a WWII veteran, having joined the army at age 17. Just before he was to be shipped to the battle front congress passed a law that no one under 18 could serve in the war zone so he finished his tour of duty in Fort Knox, Kentucky. After discharge he returned to Morrisonville, Illinois and joined his father building many farm and commercial buildings and houses in Morrisonville and the surrounding area. He spent the rest of his career in the construction field in New Albany, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio before retiring to Morrisonville. He was an active member of the Taylorville Southern Baptist Church spending many hours maintaining the church building as well as serving on the board.

 

Visitation will be held Thursday, August 24, 2017 from 9:30- 11:00 AM with a funeral service following, starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Richard L. McKirahan officiating. Burial will follow at the Mound Chapel Cemetery, Owaneco, Illinois with military graveside honors.

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John Richard Childress

John Richard Childress, 85 of Jacksonville passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, IL. He was born on June 22, 1932 in Chicago, IL the Son of John and Valentina (Madden) Childress.

Surviving are his brothers: William Childress of Rockford, IL, Stephen Courtney of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Linda Tomei of Taylorville, IL, Marina Larzo of Manahawkin, NJ; one niece and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents and Sister: Shirley Benedict.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, IL with pastor Becky Lembke officiating.

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

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Paula Golitko

 

Paula Golitko, 60, of Nokomis, passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 1:14 a.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro. She was born on December 3, 1956 in Athens, AL. The Daughter of William and Peggy (Beckham) Black. She married John Golitko on October 23, 1976 in Nokomis. She worked at Nokomis Savings Bank as a teller, Save More Pharmacy in Nokomis and recently at Golitko Service in Nokomis. Paula was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church, Nokomis and Fillmore Sportsman’s Club and the NRA.

She is survived by her Husband: John Golitko of Nokomis, IL; Son: Matthew Golitko of Nokomis, IL; Daughter: Tawnya (Hugh) Stout of Vandalia, IL; Grandchildren: Jessica Rhoades of Vandalia, Brandon Rhoades of Altamont, IL; Taylor Stout of Effingham, IL; Candyce Stout of Vandalia, IL; Abby Stout of Vandalia, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Benson Siebert, Kade Siebert, Zach Rhoades; Sisters: Tammy Pickler of Taylorville, IL; Peggy Johnson of Montana; Nephew Dustin (Tiffany) Johnson, Great- Nieces: Racheal and Shelby Johnson; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Cousin Tony Grisby and Uncle Sam Beckham.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis. Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis with Father Albert Allen officiating. Burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Nokomis.

Memorials may be made to St. Louis Catholic Church 311 S Elm St. Nokomis, IL 62075 or to St. Louis Catholic School 509 E. Union St. Nokomis, IL 62075.

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

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Dana Lane

Dana Lane, 84 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 1:56 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on February 6, 1933 in Owaneco, IL the Son of Leslie and Pearl (Hertel) Lane. He married Donna Burke on August 27, 1960 in Taylorville, IL. He worked as a Coal Miner at Peabody Mine #10 and later was an employee at Bob Ridings in Taylorville. Dana was an avid car enthusiast, loved to show his corvette and was an avid sports fan.

Surviving are his Wife: Donna of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Patrick Lane, Aaron (Nicole) Lane and Eric (Tracy) Lane; Grandchildren: Paige, Chloe, Emma, Mia and Bree Lane; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sisters: Susan Kendle and Bernadine Prasun; Brother: Bob Lane.

It was Dana’s wishes to be cremated. Visitation will be held on Monday, August 14, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville and there will be a private family graveside service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with military graveside honors at a later date.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142 Memphis, TN. 38101 or to the 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.

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Amy Nell Waterman Snider

 

Amy Nell Waterman Snider, 92 of Madisonville, KY formerly of Taylorville, IL passed away, Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Baptist Health in Madisonville.

 

She was  born January 31st, 1925 in Taylorville, IL to the late Charles Burl Waterman and Maude Miller Waterman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Snider; son, Charles R. (Rick) Snider, Jr.; brothers, William Waterman and Robert (Wilma Jean) Waterman; and sister, Florence Waterman Smith.

 

Mrs. Snider was a member of Taylorville Christian Church and attended the Hope Alive Service at Madisonville First United Methodist Church. On Thursdays, she enjoyed Girls' Day Out with her 5 generations. After getting her hair done, a restaurant was selected and we all (as many were able) went out for dinner and hours of conversation. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, reading new recipes (hated to cook!) and enjoyed watching her hummers (hummingbirds). She loved her family most.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Linnell Snider Love Sorrells of Madisonville, KY; and daughter-in-law, Susan Jacobs Snider of Geneseo, IL; grandchildren, Shannon (Walter) Taylor of Madisonville, Charles R. (Loretta) Love of Madisonville; Jennifer (Jim) Schmedding of Geneseo, IL, Tad (Grace) Snider of Solon, IA, and Meg (Keith) DeGreve of Edmund, OK; great grandchildren, Kristie (Michael) Marks of Madisonville, Jamie (Ryan) Gash of Evansville, IN, Robert (Paige) Mason of Greenville, KY, Jonathan Taylor of San Francisco, CA, Sarah and Ryan Love of Madisonville, Noah and Nina Schmedding of Geneseo, Maggie and Charlie Snider of Solon, and Ella and Evie DeGreve of Edmund; and great great grandchildren, Kenzie and Caleb Marks of Madisonville, Brayden Clark and Christian Gash of Evansville, and Camden Mason of Greenville; and nieces, Beryle (Bob) Ethington of Sparta, IL, Brian (Denise) Ethington of Franklin, TN, and Sherrie Waterman of Taylorville, IL; Bruce (Kelly) Ethington of Sparta, IL; and great nieces and nephews, Justin, Jordan, Alex and Paris, Jayden, Mason, and Alana.

 

Funeral services will be 3:00 P.M. Saturday, August 12, 2017 at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home with Rev. Dale Carden and Rev. Ken Hundley officiating. Additional services will follow Monday, August 14 at 3:00 P.M. at Sutton Funeral Home in Taylorville, IL. Burial will follow Monday in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

 

Visitation will from 12:00 P.M. until service time on Saturday at the Barnett-Strother Funeral Home and from 12:00 P.M. until service time Monday at Sutton Funeral Home in Taylorville.

 

   Online condolences may be made to the family at www.barnettstrother.com or at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

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Sharon Potsick

Sharon Potsick, 81, of Moweaqua passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 2:18 a.m. at Moweaqua Rehab and Health Care Center in Moweaqua. She was born on November 16, 1935 in Decatur, IL the Daughter of Trall (Jane) Carder and Dorothea (Jerome) Debrun Sr. She married Mike Potsick on January 10, 1959 in St, Mary’s Catholic Church in Assumption, IL. She worked in the receiving department at Sattley’s, Inc, in Decatur, IL, and later worked as an administrative assistant at GSI in Assumption, IL. Sharon was a member of Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Moweaqua where she was also involved in the Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving are her Husband: Mike Potsick of Moweaqua, IL; Sons: Donald L. (Susan) Nicol of Moweaqua, IL; Michael A. (Debbie) Potsick of Decatur, IL; Daughter: Donna L. Tarr of Edinburg, IL; Susan (Rob) Newhouse of Naperville, IL; Grandchildren: Aaron (Janet) Potsick of Daytona Beach, FL; Blake (Lisa) Tarr of Taylorville, IL; Courtney (Josh) Monson of Benton, AR; Seth Potsick of Decatur, IL; Alex (Melissa) Nicol of Raymond, IL; Dalton Tarr of Edinburg, IL; Roman Newhouse of Naperville, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Isabella Potsick, Landon Monson, Roxy Potsick, Addison Tarr, Weston Monson, Gianna Tarr, Jonah Potsick, Austin Nicol, Israel Potsick and Adelyn Nicol; Several Nieces and Nephews. She was preceded in death by her Parents, first Husband: Donald Nicol, Brothers: Robert Carder, Jerome DeBrun Jr. and Sister: Wanda Pratt.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Moweaqua, IL with Father Mariana Sathuluri officiating. Burial will be held in West Side Cemetery in Moweaqua, IL.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or 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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Joseph "Joe" Szachnitowski

 

Joseph “Joe” Szachnitowski, 38, of Mattoon, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

 

Visitation will be Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 12 noon until 3:00 p.m. at Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Stewardson Cemetery in Stewardson. Memorials may be made to the Cole’s County Animal Shelter.

 

Joe was born October 2, 1978, in Mattoon, the son of Joseph Szachnitowski and Karen Manship. He was a graduate of Mattoon High School and worked at Libman Co. in Arcola. Joe enjoyed playing guitar, drums and was in the Slough Band in Mattoon. He was a fan of the Chicago Bears and loved spending time with his family.

 

Surviving are his parents, Joseph Szachnitowski of Marseilles and Karen Katz of Mattoon; brother, Cody Petrie of Mattoon; two nieces, Aaliyah and Maggie; special dog Venom and cat Squeek and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceding him in death were his grandparents, Jim and Helen Manship and Bill and Kathleen Szachnitowski and his childhood friend Tyler Jones.

 

Joe’s family invites friends and family to share a story or light a candle in his honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

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Morna "Marlene" Rozene

 

Morna “Marlene” Rozene, 84, of Effingham, formerly of Sullivan and Centralia, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham.

 

Marlene was born October 1, 1932, in Shelby County, the daughter of Thomas and Viola (Blake) McLaughlin. She married Dean Rozene and he preceded her in death in November 1980. Through the years, she waitressed and worked at World Color Press in Effingham and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centralia.

 

Visitation for family and friends will be on Monday, August 7, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson followed by graveside services at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Cemetery in Trowbridge, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Brummerstedt Funeral Home in Stewardson is assisting the family.

 

Marlene is survived by her daughter, Karen (Jerry) Fear of Centralia; son, Tom (Kim) Jewell of Strasburg; five grandchildren: Joseph (Rachel) Fear of St. Paul, MN, Justin (Laura) Fear of Rockville, MD, Brooke Jewell of Effingham, Ciara Jewell of Effingham, Daniel (Joni) Hossler of Crystal Lake; four great-grandchildren: Margaret, Joshua, Eli and Lennon; four sisters: Beverly (Dwight) Storm of Stewardson, Diana Storm of Effingham, Vicky (Dwight) Braden of Strasburg and Michelle (Greg) Spannagel of Shelbyville and many nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean; brother, Harlan McLaughlin and sister, Joyce Crockett.

 

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

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Terry Lyn Hand

 

Terry Lyn Hand, 55 of Fillmore passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at 6:20 p.m. at her residence in Fillmore. She was born on July 19, 1962 in Middletown, Ohio the Daughter of Dailey and Shirley (Tabor) Gross. She married Dennis Hand on September 8, 1990 in St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL. Terry was a twenty-year employee of St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, and very active in the St. Louis Catholic School in Nokomis.

Surviving are her Husband: Dennis of Fillmore, IL; Daughters: Ida Hand, Taylor Hand, Devon Hand, Kali Hand, and Emma Hand all of Fillmore, IL; Mother: Shirley Hand of Pana, IL, Granddaughter: Kinley Hand of Fillmore, IL; Brothers: Doug (Bing) Gross of Troy, IL, Randy(Angie) Gross of Nokomis, IL; Sister: Lisa Kiefer of Nokomis, IL; Many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Father Dailey Gross.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis. The funeral mass will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL with Father Albert Allen Officiating. Burial will be held in Woodside Cemetery in rural Fillmore, IL.

Memorials may be made to: St. Louis Catholic School 509 E Union St, Nokomis, Illinois 62075 or Woodside Cemetery 22394 Hawk Avenue Fillmore, Illinois 62032

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

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Jerry Lee Smith

Jerry Lee Smith, 76 of Stonington, passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital E.R. He was born on April 17, 1941 in Taylorville, the son of Earl Thadeus and Melba (Brown) Smith. He married Martha Jarvis on February 17, 1973 in Leesville, Louisiana. Jerry was a veteran of the United States Army where he served as a mechanic. He proudly completed two tours of duty in both Vietnam and Germany. After retiring from the Army, Jerry worked many years as a grain handler for the Stonington Coop. Jerry loved the outdoors, especially fishing and camping. He spent many months each year at his lake lot and also loved camping at Beaver Dam so he could be close to his grandsons. Jerry was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and NASCAR and enjoyed bowling. He was a skilled handyman and enjoyed working on cars and other projects around the house. Most of all he cherished the time spent with his family.

 

He is survived by his wife: Martha J Smith of Stonington; sons: Jason B. Smith of Stonington and Jeffrey M. Smith (Sarah) of Carlinville; grandchildren: Isobel Smith of Cayuga, Indiana and Sawyer and Augie Smith both of Carlinville; brother: Ronald N. Smith (Nancy) of Greenville; and nephew: Aaron Smith (Brook) of Longmont, Colorado. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather: Charles I Durbin, and son: Joshua C. Smith.

Jerry will be cremated and inurned along with his son, Joshua, at the Old Stonington Cemetery. A graveside service for Jerry and Joshua will be held at 11a.m. on Monday, July 31, 2017 in the cemetery with Rev. William Mitchell and Rev. Larry Mason officiating along with military honors. Memorials may be made to the Smith Family, for an education fund for Isobel. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Jerry, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Loretta Ann Luttrell

 

Loretta Ann Luttrell, 81 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. at Hickory Estates in Taylorville. She was born on January 24, 1936 in Stonington, IL the Daughter of Lloyd and Pearl (Pyle) Luttrell. Loretta graduated from Taylorville High school and Business College in Omaha, NE. She worked at the Social Security office in Springfield until her retirement.

Surviving are her by Sisters: Darlene Collebrusco of Taylorville, IL; Nancy Andrews of Taylorville, IL; Joyce Woods of Taylorville, IL; Aunt: Betty Meikle of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents and her Friend Jonne Welton.

Loretta’s wishes were to be cremated and there will be a private graveside service at a later date with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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Tommy Ray Smith

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Cremation will follow the visitation.

 

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

 

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

 

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Ida Margaret Bateson

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

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

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

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Gene Elliot Bouvet

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

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

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

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Floyd Durbin

 

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

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

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

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Anita Jean Bass

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Roberta M. Hobbs

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

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

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

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

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

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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

Visit our online obituary at www.parkfuneralhomesinc.com

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Bill Charles Nelson

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

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

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

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

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Mary Ann Milslagle

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association

 

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

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Lori Bedinger

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Michael D. Sheedy

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Shirley Arlene Tarrant

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Nancy A. Martin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Charles Magos

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

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Johnn E. Mazzotti

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Norma D. Jones

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Aida L. Henley

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mark Baccadutre

 

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

 

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

 

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

Mark was preceded in death by his parents.

 

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

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Harry Blome Jr.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Roy N. Strunk

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

 

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

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David Adams

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Barry Allen

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Earl Himstedt

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

 

Funeral services for 67 year old Earl Himstedt

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

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

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

 

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

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Dean E. Voorhees

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Memorials are suggested to Taylorville VFW Post #4495.

 

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

 

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

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Arthur Lee Carter

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Burial will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery.

 

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

 

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

 

Please visit www.perfettifuneralhome.com to leave condolences.

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Alan Stender

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

 

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

 

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

 

Private graveside services will be held at a later date.

 

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

 

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Norma Hubbartt

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Catherine A. Callan

 

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

 

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

 

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

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William "Larry" Enzor

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Tammy Jo Hodges

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Irene Vidmar

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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James Michael Welge

 

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

 

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

 

A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial with veteran’s honors will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday from 5 until 7 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Mike, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com  

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Maryann Coonrod

 

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

 

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

 

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Following the services, it was Maryann’s wishes to be cremated and there will be an inurnment at a later date.

 

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

 

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Robert J. "Bobby" Swiney

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Donald D. Zimmerman

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville is in charge of arrangements.

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Marion Forbes

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

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

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

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

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Charles Burke

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Hough Memorial Home in Farmersville is assisting the family.

 

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

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Cecil "Buck" McVey

 

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

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

 

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

 

Burial will be held in Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington.

 

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

 

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

 

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Shirlee Scharmer Price

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Melba Rae Burchi

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Mary B. Monical

 

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


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


Visitation will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Caleb McGregor officiating. Burial will be held in Rose Lawn Cemetery in Springfield, IL.


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

 

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


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

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Harold Russell III

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


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

 

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


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


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

 

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

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Cynthia Donovan

 

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


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


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

 

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

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Jane B. Hafliger

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

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

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

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Charles Blakley

 

Charles D. “Don” Blakley, 95 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 6:29 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on June 5, 1921 at home on the farm in Pike County, IL, the Son of James H. and Elsie (Kimball) Blakley. He married Beulah G. Staufenbiel on August 8, 1944 in Norfolk, VA. He was a veteran of WWII in the United States Navy and he later worked as a machinist at Hopper Paper Co and Georgia Pacific for 43 years. Charles enjoyed gardening, reading and woodworking. He made many beautiful pieces for his grandchildren and great- grandchildren. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Taylorville, IL, Son of American Revolution and VFW Post #4495.   
 
Surviving are his Wife: Beulah G. Blakley of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Jean C. Davidson of Mattoon, IL, Lois A. (Terry) Ryan of Taylorville, IL; Son: David C. Blakley of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Andrea (Dan) Bryan of Webster Groves, MO; Darcy Tavine (Fiancé Bob Hammitt) of Cantrall, IL; James W. (Whitney) Davidson of Arvada, CO; Aimee (TJ) Bates of Taylorville, IL; Thad D. Ryan (Fiancée Kayla Mager) of Fisher, IN; Great-Grandchildren: Mason, Ryan and Ella Bates of Taylorville, IL; Max Tavine of Cantrall, IL, Penelope Davidson of Arvada, CO; Nephew: James (Linda) Blakley of Taylorville, IL; Cousins: Larry (Beverly) Schultz of St. Louis, MO; Aldene Drury of Florissant, MO and many other Nieces, Nephews, great Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Sister: Marie Flemming, Brother: Everett Blakley.
 
Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. The funeral Mass will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with MSGR David S. Lantz officiating. Burial will be held in Rosemond Grove Cemetery in Rosamond, IL with military graveside honors.
 
Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School 422 S. Washington St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Christian County Senior Citizens 701 W. Adams St. Taylorville, IL 62568
 
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
 
Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com. 
 

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Charles Walker

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

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

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Patricia Ann Stephens

 

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


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


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


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

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

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Cheryl Ann Izatt

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

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

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

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

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