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Betty L. Craft

Betty L. Craft, 67, of Moweaqua, died November 21, 2017 in her home.

 

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 27, 2017 at Seitz Funeral Home, Moweaqua, IL. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, November 26, 2017, also at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wright Cemetery, Findlay, IL. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Moweaqua, IL.

 

Betty was born April 19, 1950 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Ralph E. and Margaret W. (Wise) Denton. She married Larry Delmar Craft June 6, 1970 in Findlay, IL. He survives.

 

Surviving are her husband, Larry Delmar; son, Delbert D. Craft of Moweaqua, IL; daughter, Sherry (Jason) Woodhead of Huntsville, AL; grandsons: Cole Woodhead of West Monroe, LA and Cade Woodhead of Beaufort, SC; brothers: John (Reva) Denton and Larry (Kerry) Denton all of Moweaqua; sister, Linda Houchins of Moweaqua; and sister-in-law, Sharon Denton, also of Moweaqua.

 

Preceding her in death are her parents, brothers: Fred Denton and Gene Denton; and sister, Peggy Whitehurst.

 

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

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Lela May Moscardelli

Lela May Moscardelli, 67, of Taylorville passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born on July 28, 1950 in Springfield, the daughter of Louis and Nancy (Borough) Francis. She married Herbert Moscardelli on May 3, 2006 in Taylorville. Lela was an avid Bingo player and enjoyed taking trips to the Par-A-Dice casino. She enjoyed camping and was devoted to her loving family.

She is survived by her husband: Herb Moscardelli of Taylorville; children: Jerry Woodson of Bulpitt, Tammy Standage (Mike) of Taylorville, David Woodson of Springfield, and Jenny Woodson of Taylorville; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and brother: David Lee Francis of Taylorville. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter: Billie Lee Boyce, and brother: Steven Francis.

In keeping with her wishes, Lela will be cremated, and the family will host a gathering at a later date. Memorials in Lela’s honor may be made to the family. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Lela, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefunerahome.com.

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Keith W. Warnsing

Keith W. Warnsing, 90 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 11:52 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on May 23, 1927 in Nokomis, IL the Son of Ross and Bertha (White) Warnsing. He married Viola Irene Chaney on September 22, 1954 and she preceded him in death on February 11, 2015. Keith was a United States Army Air Corps Veteran serving from 1945 to 1946. He worked as a farmer, seed corn salesman, hail insurance adjuster, disc sharpener, 4-H leader, and farm bureau board member in the Shelby and Christian county areas.

Surviving are his sons: Mark (Wanda) Warnsing of Divernon, IL, and Randy (Connie) Warnsing of Galena, IL; grandchildren: Andrew (Kelli) Warnsing, and Abbey Warnsing; great-grandchildren: Anya and Audrey Warnsing; brother: Leon (Martha) Warnsing of Raymond, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sisters: Norma Braye and June House.

Visitation will be held on Monday, November 27, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be held at Mt. Zion Cemetery in rural Nokomis, with military honors.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois
215 W. Illinois St., Suite 1C, Chicago, IL 60654

 

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

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Ronald L. Eblin

Ronald L. Eblin, 58 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:38 a.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on December 20, 1958 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Robert LeClair and Vivian Delores (Westland) Eblin. He married Tina M. Smith on October 26, 2012 in Taylorville. He worked as a Group Lead Route SVE Rep for Quest Diagnostics in Springfield, IL. Ron was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and Military Police. He was active in Scouting and sports, Little League Baseball, Jr. and Senior High Baseball, Basketball, Track, and Football lettering in all sports. He was a past member of VFW Post #4495 in Taylorville.

Surviving are his Wife: Tina Eblin of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Nicole “Nikki” Caroline (Josh) Heacock of Collinsville, IL; Step Daughter: Lela Mundhenke and Companion Damion Powell of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Yvonne (Bob) Yard; Pam (Henry) Prehn; Suzy (Bob) Anderson all of Taylorville, IL and Debbie (Kurt) Bangert of Nokomis, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews, great- nieces and great- nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters: Dawn E. Vanhooser and Sheri Eblin.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Jim Ferrell officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorials may be made to The Salvage Dawgs C/O Jeff and Phillis Wilson 1000 E. Bidwell St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or Taylorville Food Pantry 1429 E. Main Cross St. Taylorville, IL 62568


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Helen K. Welsh

 

Helen K. Welsh, 101 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:45 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on May 6, 1916 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Thomas and Victoria (Shupenus) Kwedar. She married Howard Welsh on February 21, 1941 in Springfield, IL and he preceded her in death on October 16, 1997. Helen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville and she was a retired claims supervisor for the Social Security Administration.

Surviving are her Daughters: Jane Welsh of New Hampshire and Victoria Welsh of California. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, 1 daughter, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.

It was Helens wish to be cremated and there will be no services. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Fairview Cemetery in rural Taylorville.

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

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Josephine Black

Josephine Black, 86 of Fillmore passed away on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 5:20 a.m. at Vandalia Rehabilitation and health Care Center in Vandalia. She was born on June 16, 1931 in Hillsboro, IL the Daughter of Dossie and Bertha (Elam) Roe. She was the owner of Jo’s Bingham Store in Bingham and cook at several other local restaurants. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Vandalia, IL and she often attended Liberty Church in Bingham. 
Surviving are her Son: Chester (Saundra) Stoneburner of Fillmore; Roy (Suzanne) Stoneburner of Godley, TX; Daughter: Janet (Vaughn) Voelker of Altamont, IL; Grandchildren: Crystal (Trent) Shellabarger, Bob Stoneburner, Jennifer Carlock, Bill Stoneburner, Jessica Stoneburner, Shae Jones, Jodi Stoneburner, Clayton Stoneburner, Kasi Brown, Kayla Brown; Great-Grandchildren: Brody, Emma, Lily, Nora, Hannah W., Hannah H., Ransom, Gage, Hunter, Hailee; Several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter Kathy Stoneburner, Sister: Bonnita (Alvin) Whitten, Brother: Maurice (Betty) Roe.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Allen & Sutton Funeral Home in Fillmore. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday November 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church Rt. 185 Vandalia, IL. Burial will be held in Liberty Cemetery in Mulberry Grove, IL.
Memorials may be made to Liberty Church Bingham, IL

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

Lorene Marie Noreuil, 84 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 9:00 p.m. at Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana, IL. She was born on August 11, 1933 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Roy and Maude (Taylor) Parrish. She married Raymond Noreuil on March 3, 1951 in the First Baptist Church in Taylorville. She worked as the supervisor over the mail room at Horace Mann.

Surviving are her husband: Raymond Noreuil of Taylorville; Daughter: Deborah (Michael) Nickey of Urbana, IL; Grandson: James J. Paul of Taylorville, IL; Great-Granddaughter: Mackenzie Raymond of Taylorville, IL; Great-Great-Granddaughter: Nora Louise Hushour; Sister: Janet (Jimmie) Roach of Taylorville; Nieces Kristie Jaeger, Anita Bluhm and Lori Buschon; Nephews: Rick Strunk and Ron Kuntzman. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Grandson Timothy Paul; Sister Norma Strunk.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Funeral service starting at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor James Jones officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

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

 

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Terry L. Ostermeier

Terry L. Ostermeier, 73, of Taylorville passed away at 3:45 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017 at Heritage Manor in Pana. He was born on August 27, 1944 in Taylorville, the son of Karl Ostermeier and Francis Jenkins Able. He married Shirley (Tirpak) Friesland on October 22, 1983 in Taylorville. Terry operated a Mobil gas station in Taylorville for many years and also sold cars at B & J Speed Shop and was the owner of Terry’s Car City. Terry also owned and operated the T & C Lounge for many years. He had a passion for cars and racing. Terry was a champion stock car driver and competed in many drag races and demo derbies throughout the years. He was a member of the Taylorville Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his wife: Shirley Ostermeier of Taylorville; children: Teresa Wright, Terry Ostermeier (Michelle), Travis Ostermeier (Angie), Ted Ostermeier (Brittany), Troy Trimble, Tenniel Pearson (Steve), Tomra Friesland (Hayle), and Tyler Neer (Vance) all of Taylorville; 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; sisters: Karen Kramer (Rev. Carl) of Collinsville, Connecticut, Barb Cannon (Rev. Daniel) of New Braunfels, Texas, Jenny Ostermeier of Decatur, and Linda McDermith (Brandon) of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and half-brother Karl Ostermeier.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville with Rev. Rodney Blomquist officiating. There will be no visitation, but a gathering will be held in the church basement following the service. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services is handling arrangements. Memories of Terry, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Jordan E. Heberling

 

Jordan E. Heberling, 99 of Owaneco, IL passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 11:00 p.m. at his residence in Owaneco. He was born on October 22, 1918 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Henry “Curtis” and Alberta E. (Elliott) Heberling. He married I. Geraldine “Gerry” Large on October 29, 1939 and she preceded him in death on May 14, 1999. Jordan worked at Bodendieks and then later at Georgia Pacific where he worked as a cutter in the paper division for 43 years. Jordan’s most treasured job was farming, which he did simultaneously to his other work. Jordan began farming as a young boy helping his parents, hiring on with other farmers as a teen and went on eventually his own farm. He loved his animals; from his cows, horses, pigs and ponies, to his goats, chickens, kitties, dogs and donkey.

Jordan also loved his family. He is survived by Daughters: Judy VanHooser, Margaret (Ronald) Allen; Son Donnie (Charlotte) Heberling; Siblings: Edward Heberling, Anna Lou Yoho, Grace Greffe, and Leroy Heberling; sister-in-Law: Charlotte Manfredo; Brother-in-Law: Ronald (Maxine) Large; Grandchildren: Rebecca Vanhooser-Smith, Annette VanHooser, Jason (Stephanie) Heberling, Joshua (Sarah) Heberling, Audra Allen, Ashley (Travis) Allen and Austin (Tori) Allen; Ten great-grandchildren, six great-great grandchildren as well as many nieces, nephews and Cousins.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Service will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Burial in Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville, IL

Memorials may be Christian County Senior Citizens or Taylorville FFA

 

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

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Lois E. Hill

Lois E. (Welge) Hill, 90, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Taylorville, passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Heritage Health Hospice in Springfield, IL.

 

Lois was born January 15, 1927 in Zanesville, IL the daughter of Roy W. and Charlotte (Mundhink) Welge. She married Charles H. Hill on September 8, 1943 in Hillsboro, IL. He preceded her in death on November 28, 1973.

 

Lois was homemaker and worked the family farm. She also worked in conjunction with First Trust Bank, in Taylorville, and their trust department, to arrange for in home healthcare services for many citizens of Christian County, often times working in the homes herself. She was a past member of the First United Methodist Church of Taylorville, United Methodist Church of Owaneco, the Home Bureau of Christian County, Christian County 4H, and the Lady Land Owners of Christian County. Lois enjoyed vegetable gardening, canning, attending auctions, antiquing, and refinishing furniture.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings.

 

Lois is survived by her children, Diana K. Umberger of Taylorville, IL, Judith A. DeWerff of Mt. Olive, IL, Charlene H. (husband, Douglas) Ross of Birmingham, AL, and Charles H. (companion, Lizzy Brown) Hill of Springfield, IL; grandchildren, Lucas (wife, Tracee) Ross of Boulder, CO, Colleen (husband, Pele Washington) Ross of Seattle, WA, Lori Curran of Gillespie, IL, and Garrett and Aidan Hill both of Charleston, IL; great grandchildren, Taylor Ross-Washington and Ella Curran; and many nieces and nephews.

 

A private family graveside ceremony was held at Glen Haven Memorial Garden in Taylorville, IL.

 

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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Jacob C. "Jay" Germann

Jacob C. “Jay” Germann, 70, of Taylorville passed away at 6:35 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, 2017, in his daughter’s home in Springfield. He was born on September 21, 1947 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Clifford and Betty (Willoughby) Germann. Jay worked many years as a coal miner at Peabody Mine #10. He was a member of the UMWA and enjoyed coin collecting.

 

He is survived by his son: Jay Germann (Amy) of Taylorville; daughter: Paula Phillips (Randy) of Springfield; grandchildren: Nathan Franklin (Emma), Shawn Franklin (Lacey), Hannah Dees (Alex), and Hope Germann (Adam Gilmore); step-grandchildren: Kaleigh Hamm and Tucker Hamm; great grandchildren: Sylas Franklin, Thomas Dees, and Bennox Franklin; sister: Anne Millburg of St. Louis, Missouri and Ellen Chambers of Edmond, Oklahoma; and brother: Jim Germann of Raymond. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister: Dorothy Meyers, and brothers: Donnie Germann and Charles “Butch” Germann.

 

Funeral Service for Jay will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Chad Foster officiating. Burial will take place in Anderson Cemetery in rural Palmer. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. on Thursday in the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Jay, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Henrietta Morrill

Henrietta Morrill, 89 passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Countryside Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Vernon, where she has called home the last four years due to failing health. She was born in Versailles, KY on February 17, 1928 the daughter of James and Irene Stephens.


Herrietta was a long-time resident of Edinburg, Illinois. She had exceptional talent in furniture restoration and various crafts. She was a member of Edinburg First Baptist Church and enjoyed making flower arrangements for the congregation to enjoy. Her expertise in home decorating and floral design were displayed yearly when she opened her Edinburg residence during the Christmas Home Tours. The large lighted pine tree on the corner of the residence was a yearly icon that the Christmas Season had arrived.


She enjoyed a career creating wedding and other spectacular culinary baking arts. She retired from Memorial Medical Center in 1993, working as a baker in the department of diabetics. During this time, she demonstrated her culinary expertise by creating a cake replica of Memorial Medical Center “G” Building for their 90th Birthday Celebration.
Surviving is her Sister: Beulah (Dan) Franks of Frankfort, KY; two sons: Rick Morrill of Rangely, CO and William (Pam) Hartley of Versailles, KY, two Step-Daughters: Janice (Roger) Daniel of Mt. Vernon, IL and Peggy Striplin of Colorado Springs, CO; twelve grandchildren; Fifteen Great-Grandchildren and ten Great-Great Grandchildren.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Edinburg. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Edinburg, IL with Pastor Denny Hamilton officiating. Burial will be held in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, IL.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church 416 N. Ricks St. Edinburg, IL 62531.

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

Ruth J. Schwab, 70 of Taylorville formerly of Pana passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 4:05 a.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on July 12, 1947 in Pana, IL the Daughter of James E. and Elsie (Lowe) Schwab. Ruth worked at Liberty Mutual and later she was an account tech at the Illinois Department of Revenue.


Surviving are her Sisters: Rietta (Dick) Risdon and Rose (Bob) Muster both of Taylorville, IL; Nieces and Nephews: David (Tammy) Howell, Karrie (Brian) Gatton, Scott Muster and Andy Muster all of Taylorville, IL; Patti (Reidd) Peterson of Neoga, IL; Julie (Matt) Mendenhall of Springfield, IL.


Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Pana, IL.


Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church 200 S. Walnut St. Taylorville, IL 62568
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Howard D. "Dale" LeVault

Howard D. “Dale” LeVault, 81, of Stonington passed away at 5:07 PM on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He was born on January 28, 1936 in Sesser, Illinois, the son of Gilbert H. and Nina M. (Eubanks) LeVault. He married Constance J. “Connie” Batty on April 5, 1958 in Stonington. She preceded him in death on September 19, 2017. Dale was an Army Veteran. He was a member of the Stonington First Baptist Church and the Stonington Masonic Lodge. Dale retired as a Vice President of the First National Bank in Springfield. Dale and Connie enjoyed traveling, eating out and listening to gospel music. He also enjoyed volunteering at the local food pantry.

He is survived by his 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; sisters-in-law: Martha Fowler (Larry) of Taylorville and Vivian Batty of Stonington; brother-in-law: Bernard May of LaGrange, Georgia; aunt: Pat Eubanks of Stonington; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Connie.

The funeral service for Dale will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the Stonington First Baptist Church with Rev. William Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 until 11 AM Thursday in the church. Burial will be in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Inter Church Council Food Pantry in Blue Mound. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Dale, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Clinton J. Hornbuckle

Clinton J. Hornbuckle, 40, of Taylorville, IL passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. at his home surrounded by his family.

Clint was born August 27, 1977 in Aurora, IL, the son of Greg and Patty (Bell) Hornbuckle. He worked as a heavy equipment operator, plumber, and landscaper, but found his work family at Kroger Grocery Store in Taylorville. Clint was an active member of the Evangelical Free Church in Taylorville. He enjoyed his children and was a loving and devoted father. Clint loved anything outdoors, especially golf, fishing, hunting, and sports of any kind. His love of wrestling at all levels was his first passion. He wrestled from the age of 5 all the way through high school, and then went on to coach both the younger kids and at the junior high level.

Clint was a U.S. Veteran of the United States Marine Corp. He served his country from 1995-1999. For his service to his country he was presented with a U.S. Marine Corp pin at a ceremony recently.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Judy Bell of Yorkville, IL; and maternal Aunt Betty (Halbesma) Huston of Yorkville.

He is survived by his significant other, Kate Graham of Taylorville; his children, Lucas Joseph, 8 weeks old of Taylorville, Katie, 13 and Erik, 10 of Walnut Creek, CA (mother Susan Kjaer Hornbuckle), step-son Michael Mason, 12 of Taylorville; his parents, Greg and Patty Hornbuckle of Taylorville; his sister Cindy Woods of Taylorville; his brother Chad (wife, Nena Ferrari) Hornbuckle of Edwardsville; nieces and nephews Kyle and Cole Woods and Brynn, Grant and Brock Hornbuckle; his grandparents, Robert and Fern Hornbuckle of Taylorville; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Evangelical Free Church, 319 S Washington St., Taylorville, IL.

Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m., on Monday Oct 30, 2017 at the Evangelical Free Church, with Pastor Don Beetem as celebrant.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, where military honors will be provided.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to an Education Fund for Clint’s children. Checks must be made payable to Greg Hornbuckle.

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

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

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James William Bates

James William Bates, 77 of Stonington passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2:35 a.m. at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, IL. He was born on August 12, 1940 in Poughkeepsie, AR the Son of Earnest and Viva (Smith) Bates. He married Marsha McDonald on June 16, 1961 in Ava, IL. Jim worked as a superintendent at Stonington Grain Co-Op.

Surviving are his Wife: Marsha Bates of Stonington, IL; Son: Todd (Kathy) Bates of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Brooke and Judd Bates of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Lola (Jim) Kail of Ava, IL and Ella Lomprez of Taylorville, IL; Brother: Galen (Linda) Bates of Edinburg, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Grandaughter: Marissa Kathleen Bates, Brother: Bill Bates and Sister: Wanda Bottoms.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Cemetery in Sharpsburg with Pastor Ted Merrinan officiating. Burial will be held in Bethel Cemetery in Sharpsburg, IL.

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

 

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

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Edith L. Taylor

Edith L. Taylor, 101, of Edinburg, Illinois passed away at 9:40 p.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 30, 1915 in Liberty, Kentucky, the daughter of Luther and Maude (Allen) Witt. She married James C. Taylor on July 15, 1933 in Jamestown, Kentucky and he preceded her in death on November 6, 2004. Mrs. Taylor was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel Baptist Church. Edith devoted her life to raising and caring for her family. She loved to garden, work in her yard, and quilting.

She is survived by her children: Helen Turvey (Everett) of Taylorville, Tony Taylor (Deanna) of Morrisonville, Kay Landgrebe (Gary) of Springfield, Penny Tetzel (Horst) of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Pamela Brady (Michael) of Caseyville, Illinois; 23 grandchildren and many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and brother: Wallace Witt of Somerset, Kentucky. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughters: Jeanette Taylor, Juanita Taylor, Rita Johnson, and Charlotte Reed; sisters: Lela Witt, Mary Witt, Opal Helm, and Roberta Atwood; and brothers: Paul Witt, Howard Witt, James Witt, and Luther Witt.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home with Pastor Ted Marrinan officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery, Sharpsburg. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Edith, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefunearlhome.com.

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Keith Westbrook

Keith Westbrook, 56 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 3:18 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on April 5, 1961 in Joliet, IL the Son of Allen and Juanita (Meredith) Westbrook. He worked as a painter

Surviving are his Wife: Janice Westbrook of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Chris (Amanda) Westbrook; Keith Westbrook; Daughter: Theresa Westbrook; Grandchildren: Alecea, Marriah, Aleece, Abby, Keegan, Allison, Kenzie, C.J., Nolyn, Kasyn; Sisters: Cheryl Blaesing, Mona Foreman, Mary Walker, Retta Loreth; Brother: Johnny Westbrook; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Son: Shawn Westbrook, Grandsons Dylan and Bryer Peters-Westbrook, Nephew John Westbrook, Brother Allen Stuart Westbrook.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Memorial service starting at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

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

 

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

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Wanda M. Shake

Wanda Marie Shake, 82 of Owaneco passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 4:35 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. She was born on November 30, 1934 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Louis and Marie (Basil) Loreth. She married William George Shake on October 13, 1956 in Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death on August 27, 2008. She worked as a homemaker and a member of Buckeye United Methodist Church in Owaneco, IL. Wanda enjoyed church activities, gardening, her pet dogs, country living and watching the birds and deer in the back yard. She especially enjoyed time spent with family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all that know her.

 

Surviving are her Son: Bryan (Brenda) Shake of Owaneco, IL; Daughter: Beth Ann (Matthew) Tracy of New Holland, IL; Grandchildren: Jeremy (Holly) Orr of Taylorville, IL; Mandy (Derek) Dye of Stonington, IL; Great-grandchildren: Dominic Orr, Abagale Dye, Zacharee Dye, Isaac Orr; Sister: Patricia Casey of Kincaid, IL; Sister-in-Laws: Denise Loreth, Lucille Franklin, Rosalie Shake, Bettie Trimble; Brother-in-Laws: Robert (Kristine) Shake; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Brothers: Norman Loreth, William Loreth, Brother-in-Laws: Ken Shake, Thomas Shake, William Casey, Ralph Trimble, Bill Baumgardner, Sister-in-Laws: Mary Shake, Hazel Baumgardner, June Shake.

 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Tami Werschey-Kessinger officiating. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery in Morrisonville, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to Buckeye United Methodist Church 101 S Church St, Owaneco, IL 62555

 

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

 

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Judith Rose Gianasi

 

Judith Rose Gianasi, 73 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. She was born on October 16, 1943 in Springfield, IL the Daughter of Emil John and Rose (Dolenc) Leonard. She married Ceasar Gianasi on June 26, 1966 in Springfield, IL. She worked as a homemaker and farmer. Judy was a Taylorville Township trustee and she was an avid golfer winning the ladies city tournament several times and had two holes in one. She was a member of the Taylorville Eagles Auxiliary Aerie 1425 and Christian County Democrat Women.

Surviving are her Husband: Ceasar Gianasi of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Louis (Christi Meyer) Gianasi of Springfield, IL, Michael Gianasi of Taylorville, IL; Brothers: Tom (Martha) Leonard of Lexington, KY; Dan (Dianne) Leonard of Des Moines, IA; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Funeral service starting at 5:00 p.m. with MSGR David S. Lantz officiating. There will be an additional hour of visitation following Funeral services. Lunch will be served in memory of Judy on friday, October 20, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the American Legion post 73 in Taylorville. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

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

 

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

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William G. Clark

William G. Clark, 67 of Springfield passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 1:50 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on February 3, 1950 in El Monte, CA the Son of William Clark and Audrey (Smith) Dechert. He married Susan Andrews on July 10, 1971 in Gibsonia, PA and they were later divorced. William retired from the U.S. Navy after 21 years of service.

Surviving are his Son: Matt (Heidi) Clark of Pittsburg, PA; Grandchildren: Carolyn, Aurora and Owen Clark Mother: Audrey Dechert of Stonington, IL; Sisters: Karen Davis of Arkansas and Deanna Rossini of Round Lake, IL; Brothers: Robert Clark of Stonington, IL and Bradley Clark of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Father and grandparents.

Private family graveside services will be held at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery.

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

 

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

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James Swinburne

James Swinburne, 89, of Springfield, formerly of Kincaid, Stonington, and Taylorville, died at 12:31 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Jim was born on October 5, 1928 in Christopher, Illinois, to John and Edna (East) Swinburne. He married Patricia Corsiatto on June 8, 1952 in Kincaid, and she survives. He always loved sports, and played everything he could during high school. Jim earned his Bachelor’s at Carthage College, and went on to earn his Master’s Degree in Education from the U of I. He taught Social Studies for 3 years at Tovey, and then went on to teach at Edinburg Junior High School until his retirement 20 years later. He was an avid Cubs and Bears fan. Jim was recently given a life membership for the Taylorville VFW Post 4495, and he was also a member of the Kincaid American Legion. He was a life member of the Illinois Education Association as well as the National Education Association. Jim and his wife Pat attended the First United Methodist Church in Springfield. For his entire life, Jim was a devoted fisherman. He passed on his love for fishing to his grandchildren. He spent many years traveling to Northern Wisconsin with his brother and son for fishing trips. He loved bringing his family together for a good fish fry. He adored his family, and they adored him.

Jim is survived by his wife, Pat, and their two children: Kathy Zwick of Taylorville, Mark Swinburne of Taylorville; four grandchildren: Suzanne (Greg) Mizera, Kevin Swinburne, Andrea (Vince) Schwab, Lauren Zwick; five great grandchildren: Cameron Allen, Xavier Younker, Zerith Swinburne, Leah Doty, Carson Mizera; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers: Robert Swinburne and John R. “Dick” Swinburne, sister: Patricia Williams, and one nephew: Randy Swinburne.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 14, 2017, at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville, with Reverend Mike Whitaker officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, October 13 from 5 – 7 p.m., also in the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Memorials may be left to the First United Methodist Church, 2941 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield, IL 62711, the Kincaid American Legion, or Taylorville VFW Post 4495. Memories of Jim, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements.

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Stanley R. Williams

Stanley R. Williams, 68 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2017 at 1:01 p.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on July 12, 1949 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Donald and JoAnn (Campbell) Williams. Stanley retired from Sangamon Card Company.

Surviving are his Sister: Denise (William) Bollinger of Rushville, IL; Brother: Shane Williams; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers: Dennis, Donald, David and Allen Dale Williams; Sisters: LeaWanda Bailey, Joett Prince and Mary Sinkhorn.

It was Stanley’s wishes to be cremated and have no services.

Memorials may be made 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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Judy Love

Judy Love, 72, of Taylorville, IL passed away peacefully at home in the arms of her son, at 2:05 a.m. on Monday, October 9, 2017.

 

Judy was born July 24, 1945 in Kincaid, IL the daughter of Ernest and Ruth Craig Dilbeck. She graduated high school in Kincaid, and went on to work for over forty years as a nurse’s aide, eventually retiring from Taylorville Care Center.

 

Judy, known as “Granny” to the ones she worked with, took care of many people throughout her career. She worked with so much love and kindness, and showed nothing but respect and dignity to everyone. Granny always put their needs before her own, without hesitation. She was an amazing cook, but most of all an avid animal lover, once again putting their needs before her own. Above all, Granny was the best grandma, always present when a shoulder was needed to cry on, or someone to play with. She made everyone feel loved, and will be truly missed by everyone who knew her. Being a “Daddy’s Girl”, she is now walking and smiling in Heaven, holding his hand, and telling him all about her family.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Betty Grubb.

 

Judy is survived by her son, Gary & Angela Harris-Dain of Taylorville; grandchildren, Krista (husband, Aaron) Metcalf and Jesse Dain, both of Taylorville; great grandchildren, Abigail and Colton; sister, Shirley (husband, Tex) Gray of Chatham; and her special friend, Gail Richards of Taylorville.

 

The family will host a Celebration of Life at a later date.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Etheridge Animal Hospital, 1604 W. Spresser St., Taylorville, IL 62568, or to her family.

 

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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Michael Drea

Michael Patrick Drea, 60, of Taylorville passed away at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on May 13, 1957 in Taylorville, the son of Patrick E. and Marjorie L. (Rhodes) Drea. Mike married Kathy Nolan on September 7, 1985 at St. Mary’s Church in Taylorville. He graduated from South Fork High School in 1975. He earned his Bachelor’s in Accounting from Sangamon State University in Springfield and went on to receive his MBA from there in 1982 and is also a Certified Procurement Buyer. Mike worked for the State of Illinois for 32 years, including 25 years in the Comptroller’s Office and later for the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission at the Department of Transportation as a Procurement Officer/State Purchasing Officer retiring in 2013. Mike was an active member of the Christian County Democrat Party and strongly believed in public service at the local level. He was elected to the Christian County Board in 1992, serving as Vice Chairman in 1996 until 1998 and Chairman from 1998 until 2000. While on the board, he served on the Executive/Personnel Committee and the Audit/Finance Committees. Throughout his 18 years of service on the Board, Mike was most proud of his efforts to streamline the board by reducing the number of members. He later was unanimously appointed and sworn in as the Christian County Treasurer on June 3, 2013.

Mike had a passion for serving his community and was proud to be active in many organizations throughout the years. He has served as Director of the Christian County Agricultural Fair Association for 31 years. For several years he served on the CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation Board of Directors, the Langleyville Water Board, and was an active member of Midland Community Bank Board, and the Taylorville Community Garden. He proudly participated in the American Lung Association Fight for Air Climb at the Springfield Hilton for 7 years. Mike was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus.

Mike loved coaching his sons’ teams, and did so for the St. Mary’s School Basketball program and Red Bland Little League and Pony League as well as a traveling team. He participated in Tae Kwon Do for several years with his sons, earning his 1st Degree Black Belt. He was an avid racquetball player and a diehard fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Fighting Illini.

He loved to travel with his family, especially to Ireland, Jamaica, and many national parks. Mike was a dog lover, especially his dog Macy. Above all, Mike was a loving husband, and incredibly proud of his sons.

Mike is survived by his wife: Kathy Drea of Taylorville; sons: Nolan Drea of Springfield and Ryan Drea of New York City; mother: Marjorie Drea of Taylorville; brother: John (Brenda) Drea of Jacksonville; niece: Kelsey (Robert) Hostert of Peoria; nephew Thomas Drea of Peoria; and mother-in-law: Mary Nolan of Taylorville. He was preceded in death by his father: Patrick Drea and father-in-law: Donald Nolan.

A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz and Fr. Braden Maher officiating. Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School or the Taylorville Community Garden. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Mike, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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William Herman

 

William L. Herman, 86 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 1:21 p.m. at his residence in Taylorville. He was born on March 10, 1931 in Booneville, IN the Son of Arnold Herman and Viola Gibson-Ramsey. He married Novella Ramsey on April 23, 1949 in Dowell, IL at her parents’ home. Bill retired as a coal miner at Peabody Mine #10 after 45 years. He was a member of the United Mine Workers of America Local #9819. 
 
Surviving are his Wife: Novella Herman of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Charla (Steve) Neal of Morrisonville, IL; Rhonda (Tobin) Watkinson of San Diego, CA; Marlane (Skip) Miller of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Angela Tucker, Erin (Brett) Hogge, Emilie (Seth) Garren, Will McGuire all of Taylorville, IL; Tobin (Alex) Watkinson of Los Angeles, CA, Ashley (George) Perez of Painted Post, NY, Christopher (Chelsea) Miller of Portland, OR, Ramey Nicolae of San Diego, CA; Great-Grandchildren: Matthew (Lexi) Tucker, Mary Tucker, Elliot, Evan, Ethan and Ella Hogge, Olivia and Ava Garren all of Taylorville, IL; Kyle and Tyler McGuire of Pana, IL; Clayton and Callum Miller of Portland, OR; Zola Perez of Painted Post, NY, Sophia Pinon, Asher, Everleigh, Emerson and Viola Grace Nicolae of San Diego, CA; Great-Great Granddaughter: Sophia Tucker of Taylorville, IL; Cousin: Mary Jetta Christensen of Wisconsin, Nephews: Brian Herman, Thomas Herman, Niece: Connie Havener all of Taylorville, IL. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brothers Charles and Thomas Herman, Granddaughter Meralee Miller and Nephew Mark Herman. 
 
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Funeral service starting at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Tom Bellegante officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.
 
Memorials may be made to Taylorville Park District Senior Program P.O. Box 263
Taylorville, IL 62568 or to the 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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Ruby D. Hubert

Mrs. Ruby D. Hubert, 76, of Tovey passed away Friday October 6th, 2017 at 1:09 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center, Taylorville, IL.

 

She was born in Assumption IL on April 21, 1941, the daughter of Wesley and Flossie (Brown) Davis. She married Billy G. “Porky” Ernest Sr. April 20, 1958 in Assumption and he preceded her in death November 4, 1999. She later married Anton L. “Bo” Hubert May 19, 2001 in Taylorville, IL. He survives.

 

Ruby was of the Nazarene faith but attended Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville, IL. She worked for more than twenty years at Philips Brothers Publishing in Springfield. She was a loving mother and wife, enjoyed camping, spending time with her family and helping her husband Bo mow the lawn.

 

Surviving are her husband Anton “Bo” Hubert of Tovey, IL, one son Billy (Pamela) Ernest Jr., Springfield IL, a daughter Cheryl (James) Manley of Taylorville, IL, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law Beverly Davis of Pana, along with a great many nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Billy Sr., and several brothers and sisters.

 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Kincaid, IL. Burial will follow in Nokomis Cemetery. Visitation for Mrs. Ruby Hubert will be held one hour prior to services at Masterson’s.

 

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

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Robert L. Dautel, Sr.

Robert L. Dautel, Sr., of Morrisonville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Thursday, October 5, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was 88. 

 

Bob was born August 27, 1929, to Jules and Patricia Dautel.  He married Betty June King October 29, 1951 and she survives. Also surviving are five children: Kathy Dautel Wexstten of Taylorville; Beverly (Ken) Lipe of Raymond; Bob (Barb) Dautel and Jim (Dorothy) Dautel, both of Morrisonville; and Peggy (Jim Hemingway) Morgan of Edinburg; seven grandchildren: Michael Denning of Taylorville; Zach Jones of Villa Rica, GA; Sara Lipe of Charlottesville, VA; Jessica Dautel of DuQuoin; Jenna Apps of Richlands, NC; Jake Dautel of Palmer; and Seth Morgan of Edinburg; two step grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.  A brother, James Dautel of Franklin, NC, and sisters Delores Deickmann of Manchester, NJ, and Betty Gansbauer of Springfield, IL also survive him.  A brother and two sisters preceded him in death.

 

Bob worked in the coal mining industry for many years before retiring as the Supervisor of the State of Illinois Mine Rescue Station in Springfield, IL.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was an avid gardener, fisherman and home winemaker.

 

There will be no visitation.  Friends may pay their respects at graveside services, which will be conducted at 11 am on Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at Morrisonville Cemetery.  The family of Mr. Dautel is being served by Perfetti Assalley Funeral Home, Morrisonville, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Richard T. Mormino

Richard T. Mormino, 85, of Taylorville passed away peacefully at his home at 8:39 A.M. on Saturday, September 30, 2017. He was born on August 7, 1932 in Hillsboro, the son of Mark and Gladys (Morrell) Mormino. He married Mary Whalen on April 12, 1957 in Springfield. Richard graduated from Hillsboro High School, Eastern Illinois University and received his Master’s Degree from the University of Illinois. He taught high school for 37 years in Witt, Morrisonville, and Taylorville. When he wasn’t teaching, he enjoyed working alongside his father at Mormino Wholesale Fruit and Produce in Hillsboro. Richard played football in high school and coached basketball for many years. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and a lifetime member of the Taylorville Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his wife: Mary Mormino of Taylorville; daughter: Angela (Dennis)Caraway of Crystal Lake, Illinois; grandsons: Joshua (Naomi) Caraway of Wisconsin and Michael (Mary) Caraway of Michigan; sister: Diane DeBeouf of Washington, Illinois; brother: Larry (Claudia) Mormino of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Mark Mormino; and sister: Gladys Hewitt.

Mr. Mormino will be cremated and a memorial mass will be held at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Visitation will be from 10 until 11 A.M. Wednesday in the church. Inurnment will take place at 2 P.M. on Wednesday at St Agnes Cemetery in Hillsboro with Fr. Dan Willenborg officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the Simmons Cancer Institute. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Richard or condolences to his family may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Samuel Calandro

Samuel Calandro, 89 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:08 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on May 1, 1928 in Taylorville, IL the Son of Jasper and Lena (Sansone) Calandro. He married Annetta Servi on June 12, 1949 in Taylorville, IL. Sam worked as an over the road truck driver and he was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and VFW Post #4495 in Taylorville, IL.
Surviving are his Wife: Annetta Calandro of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Anthony (Leslie) Calandro of St. Louis, MO; Samuel J. (Angie) Calandro of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Rachel Calandro of Taylorville, Meghan Calandro and Fiancé A.J. Howell of Arthur, IL; Natalie Calandro of St. Louis, MO; Brother: Thomas (Gertrude) Calandro of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Brother Joseph Calandro and Sisters: Pauline Gibbons and Marie Davis.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with prayers at 5:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with MSGR David Lantz officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.
Memorials may be made to American Heart Association and National Kidney Foundation of Illinois.

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

Donald L. Daigh, 78 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. He was born on May 3, 1939 in Brown County, IL the Son of Joseph Hudson and Charlotte (Smyers) Daigh. He married Patricia M. Carpenter on December 29, 1984 in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him in death on August 11, 2011. Don worked as a janitor for several different businesses and he was later a paper carrier.

Surviving are his Sisters: Beth Hanks of Taylorville, IL and Mary Daigh of Taylorville, IL. Long Time Friends Donald Eugene Carpenter and Margaret Carpenter of Rushville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 2, 2017 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Funeral service starting at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Don Tewell officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

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

 

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

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Irene F. Miller

Irene F. Miller, 99 of Palmer passed away on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 9:45 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. She was born on February 24, 1918 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of William and Jeanette “Nettie” (Peters) Mills. She married Gabriel J. Miller on December 9, 1939 in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on February 4, 1991.

Surviving are her several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Brothers: Forrest Mills and Cecil Mills and Sisters Myrtle Orr and Mildred Caulder.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with the funeral service starting at 11:00 a.m. with Sr. Rose McKeown officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

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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Kenneth D. Ledbeter

 

Kenneth D. Lebeter, 71, of Morrisonville, passed away Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12:53 a.m., at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

 

He was born January 29, 1946 in Peoria, IL, the son of Albert “Dude” and G. Madeline Harmon Lebeter.

 

Kenneth proudly served his country in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge, he worked as coal miner for 33 years, retiring from Crown #2 Mine. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, member of the American Legion Post 721 in Morrisonville, as well as a past Boy Scout troop leader. Kenneth also volunteered for the Morrisonville Ambulance for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors, but most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Kenneth is survived by his son, Mike (wife, Linda) Lebeter of Morrisonville, IL; daughter, Robbi Lynn (companion, Brian Martin) Weeks of Litchfield, IL; grandchildren, Katrina (husband, Mark) Grundy of Morrisonville, IL, Madeline Lebeter of Cape Girardeau, MO, and Jonathan Martin of Litchfield, IL; brother, Neil (wife, Carolyn) Lebeter of Taylorville, IL; and niece, Jenni Lebeter of Morrisonville, IL.

 

Visitation and Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 9:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Grace Baptist Church, 900 Northern Ave., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Pastor Gerald McPhillips, celebrant.

 

Interment will follow the ceremony at Glenhaven Memorial Garden in Taylorville.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: American Legion Post 721, 607 Ricks St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

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

 

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

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Robert Martin

 

Robert Eugene Martin, 82, of Pana, passed away at 12:48 p.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.  He was born on December 8, 1934 in Todds Point, Illinois, the son of Paul L. Martin and Sally (Black) Wagner.  Robert was a veteran of the United States Army.  He was the owner and operator of Martin’s Autobody in Decatur for 48 years, and an owner of the “Wild Child” racecar.  He loved riding his motorcycle, camping, fishing, and showed registered quarter horses.  Robert was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Pana.  
 
He is survived by his loving, caring sister: Midge L. May of Taylorville.  The family would like to extend special thanks to Bill and Sue Koons for all the support and care.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and 2 brothers: Jack Martin & Glen Wagner.  
 
Mr. Martin will be cremated and a private family graveside will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Memorial donations may be made to the wishes of the Robert E. Martin family.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements.  Memories of Robert, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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James Lee "Jim" McIntosh

James Lee “Jim” McIntosh 67 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:55 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on May 1, 1950 in Taylorville, IL the Son of James Walter and Lucille (Warren) McIntosh. He lived in Taylorville nearly all of his life and retired from Ace Hardware 4 years ago after working 33 years. He was an avid sports fan, especially the St. Louis Cardinals and he loved to fly in an airplane.
Surviving are his Son James H. (Kellie) McIntosh of Taylorville; Sisters: Loretta (Lynn) Dulakus of Franklin, NC; Kathlene McIntosh and Brenda Winchester both of Wynne, AR; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. 
A Celebration of Life and remembrance dinner will be held on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the Taylorville American Legion. Jimmy spent a great deal of time with his friends.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com. 

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Mildred L. Vancil

Mildred L. Vancil, 94 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. It was Mildred’s wishes to be cremated and to have no services. Inurnment and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.

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Donald Eugene Stickel

Donald Eugene Stickel, 81, of Taylorville, died at 10:36 a.m., Thursday, September 21, 2017 in his home with his family by his side. Don was born on December 9, 1935 in Langleyville, the son of John and Flossie (Oller) Stickel. He married Mary Newberry on June 6, 1954 in Taylorville, and she survives. Don was a hard worker and enjoyed his time at Ameren/CIPS. He was 3rd Degree Mason who loved God. In his younger days and spare time, he truly enjoyed camping with his family and fishing. Don adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and made a point to always sing them happy birthday. He was a loving husband and a wonderful father, and he will be dearly missed.

Along with his wife Mary of over 63 years, Don is survived by their children: Cheryl Prehn (Kent Crawford), Jeff Stickel (Kim Brune), and Alexis Stickel (Matt Tucker), all of Taylorville; grandchildren: Jacob Stickel, Kristen Brinkmann, Kylie Steverson, Kaylene Reber, Amanda Stickel; nine great grandchildren; Aunt Clara Broux; and several nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved so much.

Don was preceded in death by his parents.

The funeral service for Don will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 25, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home, with Lee Lanzotti officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior, also in the funeral home. Interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospice. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Don, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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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. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville, 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.

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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

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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