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Dennis Lyle McLaughlin

Dennis Lyle McLaughlin, 64 of Owaneco, died at 10:19 p.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Dennis was born on July 20, 1955 in Taylorville, the son of George and Doris (Matson) McLaughlin. He married Kathy Sherman on March 11, 1986 at the Owaneco United Methodist Church, where he was a member. He was also a member of the Laborers’ Local 159 out of Decatur and worked hard his entire life to provide for his family. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, a tradition he passed down to his son. Dennis enjoyed the outdoors, but above all he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Dennis had a big heart and he will truly be missed.  

 

In addition to his wife Kathy of over 33 years, Dennis is survived by his son, Mark (Christy) Callaway of Owaneco, four grandchildren: Mark (Tahnee) Callaway, Ryan (Erin Creamer) Callaway, Keith Callaway, and Kylie Callaway; one great granddaughter: Kynlee Callaway; two brothers: Steve (Dolores) McLaughlin of Taylorville, and Scotty McLaughlin of Owaneco; as well as his mother: Doris McLaughlin of Owaneco; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dennis was preceded in death by his father and one brother: Bill McLaughlin.

 

Dennis’s family will host a service in his honor at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Owaneco United Methodist Church with Mr. & Mrs. Maurice Walker officiating. Inurnment will take place later at Owaneco Cemetery.

 

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

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Mildred Marie Renken

Mildred Marie Renken, 91, of Effingham, IL, went to be with her Heavenly Father while being surrounded by her family at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at her residence.


Mildred M. Renken is survived by, daughter, Lois (Jon) Ruppert of Taylorville; son, Mark (Terri) of Kokomo, IN; five grandchildren, Gretchen Alaina Ruppert, Lane Ruppert, Faith Renken, Abigail Renken and Timothy Renken; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Glenn E. Renken, on December 18, 2010; her parents, Henry T. and Mary L. “Maime” (Deedrick) Oye; and siblings, Alvin, Edwin, Willie, and Harry Oye and Helen McCartney.


Mildred was born in Galton, Illinois on October 21, 1927, was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Tuscola and graduated from Tuscola High School. She worked as a secretary/bookkeeper at Tuscola National Bank and Marine Bank in Springfield. She married Rev. Glenn E. Renken on June 25, 1961.
She loved being a pastor’s wife, mother, grandmother, godmother and treasured her many friendships. Mildred and Rev. Glenn Renken’s 45 plus years of ministry in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod took them to Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Dieterich, IL and Altamont, IL.


She had been a Vacation Bible School superintendent for many years in both Iowa and Illinois. She was active in Dieterich community activities, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, holding many leadership positions, CID Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Pastor’s wives activities and Dieterich Ruritan.


She enjoyed jigsaw puzzles, baking and cooking, bible studies, LWML activities, visiting her children, grandchildren, extended family and with her many friends. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.


Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont with Rev. Dr. James F. Wright and Rev. Gary D. Fortkamp officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in Altamont. Visitation will be Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the church and one hour prior to the service on Monday.

 

Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either CID Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Church Worker Fund or Lutheran Care Center, Altamont. Online condolences may be shared at www.johnsonandsonsfh.com.
 

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Mark D. Durbin

Mark D. Durbin, 59 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 1:16 a.m. Mark was born on August 27,1960 to Harold A. Durbin and Helen Dexheimer Durbin. He graduated in 1978 from Morrisonville High School. On November 28, 1981, he married Mary Jo Sloan. They raised three daughter's Mary, Mandi and Marsha. He spent his life working for area farmers and auctioneers. He was the owner of A-1 Taxi. He spent the past 5 years working for Battery Specialists and Golf Carts.

 

He is survived by his wife Mary Jo, his three daughter's Mary Mclean, Mandi Smith and Marsha Durbin and his son in law Rusty Smith. Also surviving are his 10 grandchildren Tyler Durbin, Dalton Smith, Christina Durbin, Alexis Mclean, Jace Smith, Brody McLean, Andrew Tarrant and Ava Tullis. His sisters Carmeline Skinner, Nadine (Larry) Waterman, Rosemary Albright and brother Bruce (Angie) Durbin and several cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters and 4 brothers.


Visitation will be on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Memorial Service will follow the visitation starting at 3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Inurnment will be held at a later date.


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

 

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Judith Collene (Franklin) Bandy

Judith Collene (Franklin) Bandy, 88 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:09 a.m. at Moweaqua Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Moweaqua, IL. She was born on July 16, 1931 in Warrensburg, IL the daughter of Ray and Jesse (Marvel) Franklin. She married Darrell L. Bandy on September 3, 1948 in Ft. Wayne, IN and they enjoyed 71 years together. She was a collector of many different items, and delighted in being a farmers wife. She graduated from Olney Central College with a degree in genealogy.

 

She is survived by her Husband: Darrell L. Bandy of Taylorville, IL; Son: T.R. Bandy of Phoenix, AZ; Daughter: Joyce (Bandy) Shafer of Palm Desert, CA; Grandchildren: Jessica (Yannick) Kpodar of Paris, France, Shad (Katie) Shafer of Libertyville, IL, and Courtney Shafer of Denver, CO; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Sisters: H.G. Allen and I.M. Imstroyeck.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service starting immediately following. Burial will be held in Walnut Hill Cemetery in rural Sharpsburg, IL. 

 

Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Associaton 55 East Monroe Street Suite 3420 Chicago, IL 60603
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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Margaret Sharon (Watson) Lyons

Margaret Sharon (Watson) Lyons, 73 of Taylorville formerly of Stonington passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on January 14, 1946 in Stonington, IL the daughter of Joseph Howard and Beatrice (Lewis) Watson. Sharon as she was known to family as friends, was raised in Stonington, IL. After attending Stonington High School (class of ’64) she married Minor Dishon. She then moved to Taylorville in 1978. They later divorced. She retired and was quite skilled as a certified nurses assistant and home health care aide. She enjoyed books, crochet, trivia and bingo and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Stonington. Sharons love was unconditional for her family, with that special kind of love for her grandchildren.

 

She is survived by her Daughters: Terri (Christian) Swain of Taylorville, IL, Kathy Dishon of Lynden, WA, Deborah Miller of Taylorville, IL, and Mary Dishon of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Kylie Steverson (Tyler) of Bolivar, MO, Amanda Stickel of Taylorville, IL, Alexis Stickel of Taylorville, IL, and Tiffany Swain of Taylorville, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Aaliyah Steverson of Boliver, MO, Jaylynn Stickel of Edinburg, IL, Jordan Steverson of Boliver, MO, Sophia Tucker of Taylorville, IL, and Cylas Worker of Taylorville, IL; Brother: Joseph Thomas (Barbara) Watson of Wheaton, IL; Sisters: Patricia Ann Watson Beard of Farmville, VA, Mary Lou McChristy of Stonington, IL, Janet Bell of Stonington, IL, Brenda (Gary) Mills of Taylorville, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousin. She was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law: Oma Andy Miller, brother: David Lee Watson; nephew: David Mills; brothers-in-law: Floyd Beard, Damon “Zeke” Bell and Bill McChristy.

 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Sutton Memorial Home with inurnment in Old Stonington Cemetery. 

 

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

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Lawrence E. Bramel

Lawrence E. Bramel, 78 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 3:50 p.m. at his residence in Taylorville, IL. He was born on March 5, 1941 in Taylorville, IL the son of Robert and Ophelia (Pallai) Bramel. Lawrence was a retired elementary school teacher in Taylorville and was a member of the United Federation of Dolls.

 

He is survived by his Brother: Frank Bramel of Mt. Auburn, IL; Niece: Darla (Mark) Cochran of Blue Mound, IL; Nephew: Don (Susan) Henderson of Mt. Auburn, IL; Great Nephew: Cody Henderson; Great Nieces: Libby Campbell, and Rhilee Cochran; Great-Great-Niece: Brynlee Maxine Campbell; Friend: Greg Midden; and several Cousins He was preceded in death by his Parents, Grandparents, and sister-in-law: Maxine Bramel.

 

Graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL with Rev. Dan Armstrong Officiating.

 

Memorials may be made to the Christian County Senior Citizens 701 West Adams St. Taylorville, IL 62568.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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Kenneth "Buck" Fisher, Sr

Kenneth “Buck” Fisher, Sr., 53, of Assumption, IL, passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at his residence.  Buck was born August 22, 1966 in Marion, IL, the son of John F. and Carol Ann (York) Fisher.  He married Kristine E. Newlin on October 4, 1987 in Mattoon, IL.

 

Buck graduated from Mattoon High School, and drove semi-trucks for a number of trucking companies over the years. He was ornery, tough, and funny, and would do anything that needed to be done to take care of his family.  Buck loved motorcycles, fast cars, and rock and roll, and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Freddie Fisher.

 

Buck is survived by his wife, Kristine E. Fisher of Assumption, IL; children, Kaylee Fisher of Newton, IL, Kenneth A. (wife, Sarah) Fisher, Jr. of Mattoon, IL, Keashia (husband, Colton) Pettyjohn of Mattoon, IL, Kortney Fisher of Taylorville, IL, and Kendra Fisher of Assumption, IL; and 6 grandchildren.

 

In accordance with Buck’s wishes, cremation will be provided and no ceremonies will be held.

 

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568 with arrangements.  Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.
 

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Catherine M. Johnson

Catherine M. Johnson, 60 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:00p.m. at Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana. She was born on August 23, 1959 in Taylorville the daughter of James A. and Dora Mae (Rohdemann) Kidd.  She worked at County Market in Taylorville for over 20 years in the bakery department and later retired.

She is survived by her Son: Jeremy A. Kidd of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Robyn Kidd of Dallas, TX. Brothers: James Alan Kidd of Mt. Carmel, IL and Adrian C. Kidd of Kincaid, IL. Sister: Joan Basil and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents and Brother-in-Law: Charles E. Basil Sr.

 

In accordance with Catherine’s wishes she will be cremated with no visitation or funeral. There will be a Celebration of Life gathering at the Grace Baptist Church on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 11:00a.m. with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating.

 

The family welcomes all of her friends and family to join them at that time. 

 

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

 

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Don Edward Beane

Don Edward Beane, 85 of Taylorville, passed away at 6:45a.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on January 25, 1934 in Staunton, Illinois, the son of Don Pleasant and Elizabeth (Graff) Beane.  He married Janice Blaine Gross on June 8, 1956 in Hillsboro.  She preceded him in death on November 25, 2015.  Don was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean War serving in the Judge Advocate General Corps.  He attended Bradley University and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Iowa.  Don began his law career in 1961 at the law firm of Hershey & Bliss in Taylorville before serving as the Christian County Assistant State’s Attorney and Public Defender. He also served as the Hearing Officer for the Illinois Fair Employment Practice Commission. He was appointed and served 13 years as an Associate Judge in the 4th Judicial Circuit as well as in Chicago.  Don was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Illinois Bar Association, and the Taylorville County Club.  He served on the Board of Directors at the First National Bank in Taylorville.  In his youth he was active in Boy Scouts having earned his Eagle Scout rank and was a member of the Order of the Arrow.  Don was a talented singer, having performed in his youth at the St. Louis Muni, and was offered a scholarship to Juilliard but opted to attend law school instead.  He was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting, especially pheasant and quail.


Don is survived by his children: Lysa Alias (William) of Oxford, Mississippi, Debra Bavetta (John) of Springfield, Trent Edward Beane (Lee) of Forsyth, and Tiffany Blaine Beane-Jones (Chad) of Summerfield, North Carolina; grandchildren: Lauren Alias, Matthew Alias, Alyssa Alias, Nicholas Bavetta, Dominic Bavetta, Vincent Bavetta, Amanda Beane, Christian Jones, and Savanah Jones; and his faithful companion, Waldo.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and daughter: Tamara Beane.


Don will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at the Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating. Inurnment of Don and Jan will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

 

Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

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

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Laura M. Kinney Gallion

Laura M. Kinney Gallion, 85 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 7:20 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on September 30, 1934.  She married Donnor ”Pete” Kinney and he preceded her in death. She later married Bernard Gallion on June 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.


Laura was a secretary at Hopper Paper, GSI and H&R Block until her retirement. She was an avid reader and loved to collect angels. Laura enjoyed traveling, going to casinos as well as going on cruises. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #1263 and was Illinois State Past Deputy Grand Regent.


She is survived by her Husband: Bernie Gallion of Taylorville, IL; Son: Steve (Joy) Reller of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Rhonda (Rusty) McLain of Rockton, IL. Grandchildren: Tonya Mahan of Austin, TX, Christie Reller of Springfield, IL, and Craig Reller of Dickinson, ND. Great grandson: Hayden Mahan and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is also survived by her Moose daughter: Mickey Emerson. Laura was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother and husband; Donnor “Pete” Kinney.


In accordance with Laura’s wishes she will be cremated with no visitation or funeral. There will be a Celebration of Life gathering at the Moose Lodge #1516 on October 9, 2019 from 3:00-5:00p.m. The family welcomes all of her friends and family to join them during that time.


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

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Kevin F. Noren

Kevin F. Noren, 65, of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 at his residence.  Kevin was born June 29, 1954 in Taylorville, the son of James A. and Mary Ann (Reish) Noren.  He married Nancy L. Romeo on September 5, 1987 in Taylorville.

 

Kevin graduated from Taylorville High School in 1972, and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  After his time in the service, he graduated from the Police Academy in Champaign, IL, and went on to work for the City of Taylorville Police Department, and then the Christian County Sheriff’s Department as a Sheriff’s Deputy.  Following his retirement from the county, Kevin stayed on as an auxiliary deputy, and also went to work for Commonwealth Edison.  He and Nancy owned Creative Images photography studio, and Childhood Memories antique store in Taylorville for many years as well.  Later in life Kevin serviced gaming machines at many local Taylorville establishments.  He had many hobbies, but fishing, riding his motorcycles, and collecting antiques and classic cars were his favorite past-times.  Kevin was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Ann Noren; brother, Dane “Poncho” Miller; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Nicklas and Maxine (Smith) Romeo; and sister-in-law, Sonja (Romeo) Jeffrey.

 

Kevin is survived by his wife, Nancy L. Noren of Taylorville, IL; daughter, Roni (husband, James) Day of Taylorville, IL; granddaughters, Brooke (husband, Josh) McLeod and Alisa (significant other, Brandon Flynn) Noren, both of Taylorville, IL; great grandchildren, Lindsay, Beckett, Kayden, and Bowen; father, James A. Noren of Taylorville, IL; siblings, Richard J. (wife, Marcia) Noren of Somerset, KY, and Diane (husband, Leland) Miller-McCravy of Atlanta, GA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

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

 

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

 

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

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Deborah "Debi" Sloan

Deborah “Debi” Sloan, 62 of Taylorville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at 6:37p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in her home.  She was born on June 18, 1957 in Shelbyville, the daughter of Clyde Lewis and Ardena June (McPeek) Willard.  She married William Sloan on June 26, 1976 in Edinburg.  Debi previously worked at Service Advantage as a client services manager and as an executive secretary at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Taylorville Christian Church.  Debi loved being outdoors, spending time boating, fishing and camping with Bill in their RV.  In the last few years Debi and Bill have enjoyed serving as campground hosts at Sangchris Lake State Park.  She loved to travel- spending time on the beach or cruises and shopping.  Debi had a love for music and enjoyed going to concerts.  More than anything she loved her family, especially her grandchildren.


Debi is survived by her husband: Bill Sloan; daughters: Carla Sloan (Ann Little) and Jessie Ervin (Tim); grandchildren: Leah Ervin and Will Ervin all of Taylorville, Jacob Little (Taylor) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Aaron Little of Highland; siblings: Dena Laymon of Taylorville, Robert Willard (Dawn) of Taylorville, and Jimmy Tolly (Sheryl) of Broomfield, Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Randy Willard, Ricky Willard, and Michael Willard.


Funeral services will be held at 10:00a.m. on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Dick Wamsley and Rev. James Jones officiating. Visitation will be on Monday from 5 until 7p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to VisionWay Christian School or Special Olympics of Illinois.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Debi, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  

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Dale L. Daughtry

Dale L. Daughtry, 81 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 9:02 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on April 13, 1938 in Taylorville the son of Dale and Geraldine (Welge) Daughtry. He married Donna Kramer on November 4, 1956 in Millersville, IL.


Dale farmed for over 20 years.  During that time, he also opened his own sign shop where he worked as a sign writer and graphic artist.  He lettered and pinstriped signs and vehicles along with well-known funny cars, dragsters, pulling tractors and sprint cars. He took great pride in his work. In August 2004, Dale was inducted into the National Pinstriping Hall of Fame by Mack Brush Company. Upon retiring, he spent his time enjoying his family, especially his grandson and his dog, Scooter. He loved showing cars and was a member of several car clubs over the years including Frankie’s Cruisers.  He was a state rep to the National Street Machine/Van Division, lifetime member of the Case Collector Association, International Blade Association and was an NRA member. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

 

He is survived by his wife: Donna Daughtry of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Michelle (Todd) Chambers of Taylorville, IL; Grandson: Alex (Elysa) Chambers of Morrisonville, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.


Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Following the visitation will be a memorial service starting at 7:00 p.m with Rev. Dick Wamsley officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.


Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516

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

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Raymond Noreuil

Raymond Lamar Noreuil, 87 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:05 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL. He was born on October 24, 1931 in Tovey, IL the son of Oscar and Celine (Maniez) Noreuil. He married Lorene Marie Parrish on March 3, 1951 in the First Baptist Church in Taylorville and she preceded him in death on November 6, 2017. Ray retired as the owner and operator of Ray’s Transmission in Taylorville after 50 years in business. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict in the United States Army and a member of the VFW Post # 4495 in Taylorville.


He is survived by his Daughter: Deborah (Michael) Nickey of Urbana, IL; Grandson: James J. Paul of Taylorville, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Mackenzie Raymond of Taylorville, IL, Isaiah Nickey of Champaign, IL; Great-Great-Grandchildren: Nora Louise Hushour, Kallum Hughes; Brothers: Tom Noreuil of Springfield, IL and Robert (Judy) Noreuil of Taylorville, IL; Sister: Adell Barger of Taylorville, IL; Sister-in-Law: Janet (Jimmy) Roach; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandson Timothy Paul, four brothers and one sister.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Memorial Service will follow the visitation starting at 1:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home with Pastor James Jones officiating. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with military graveside honors.


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


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

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

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Kathy Sue Flowers-Light

Kathy Sue Flowers-Light, of Taylorville, passed away on Tuesday, September 24th at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

 

Kathy was born on October 9th, 1953 to Katherine "Judy" Taylor Dains, and Alpha Dean Musser. Kathy grew up in Nokomis where she met and married Tim Flowers on June 5th, 1971.  They had three children together.  The couple later divorced. Kathy spent most of her life in the Nokomis/Fillmore area.  She enjoyed crafting and being outdoors. Kathy had a love for dogs and had several faithful companions over the years.  The latest being Piper. Kathy was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, cousin and aunt.  Anyone who knew her loved her.  Kathy could always be counted on to lend a helping hand, offer a piece of advice, listen when you needed it and offer up a glass of sweet tea.

 

Kathy’s greatest joy in life was her kids and grandkids.  Kathy is survived by her children, Timothy Warren Flowers and companion Mary Burrell of Effingham; Joshua Dean Flowers and fiancée Ashley Harlow of Nokomis; Tiffany Brooke Flowers and companion James Porter of Arizona; Grandchildren, Dakota and Haley Thompson, Carter and Chloe Flowers, Lilly Flowers, Karlee Wells, and Xayden Flowers; Siblings, Lana (Earl) Loomis of Taylorville, Sandy Cutright of Bridgeport, Tammy Cook of Edinburg, Lisa (Scott) Heldebrandt of Nokomis, Melissa Cook and companion Steve Scott of Pana, Jeff Musser of Missouri, and Donald Musser of Lawrenceville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather Jerry Dains, and sister Deana Potts.

 

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at Grace Baptist Church in Nokomis, on Saturday, September 28th at 11:00 A.M. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Donations in memory of Kathy can be made out to the Christian County Animal Shelter, 300 S. Baughman Rd., Taylorville, IL 62568. Memories of Kathy, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.
 

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Betty Jane Burnett

Betty Jane Burnett, 88 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 4:40 p.m. at Life’s Journey Senior Living Center in Taylorville, IL. She was born on June 23, 1931 in Fancy Prairie, IL the daughter of Frederick Rexford and Mollie (Downs) Burnett. Betty retired as a Dictaphone operator for Franklin Life after 35 years. She was a member of the Taylorville Christian Church and The Christian County Senior Citizens.


She is survived by her Brother: Charles (Marjorie) Burnett of Vero Beach, FL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. 


Visitation will be held on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor James Jones officiating. Burial will be in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, IL. 


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. 


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

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Julia Redden

Julia (Wood) Redden, 85, of Lincoln, IL, formerly of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 12:20 p.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

 

Julia was born October 8, 1933 in rural Christian County, the daughter of George and Julia Marguerite (Tucker) Wood.  She graduated from Taylorville High School in 1951, and went on to work and retire from Consolidated Communications in Taylorville.  Julia enjoyed sewing, quilting, and gardening her roses.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands, Joseph DeWilde, Mel Poole, and John Redden; and two brothers, Clark and Virgil Wood.

 

Julia is survived by her sons, John (Arlene) DeWilde of Lincoln, IL, James (Sharon) DeWilde of Effingham, IL, and George DeWilde of Lincoln, IL; grandchildren, Caitlin (Karl) DeWilde Beck of St. Louis, MO, Adam (Suzy) DeWilde of Madison, WI, Melissa (Tyler) Kirk of Sterling, IL, and Jordan DeWilde of Rockford, IL; great grandchildren, Griffin, Marshall, Josie, and Henry; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: American Legion Post #306, 321 Market St., Metropolis, IL 62960. 

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

 

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

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Tony Stolsek

Tony Stolsek, 89 of Nokomis passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 5:00 a.m. at Heritage Manor in Pana, IL. He was born on February 6, 1930 in Chicago, IL the son of Anton and Matilda (Ratay) Stolsek. Tony worked as an operator at Mallinckrodt chemicals and he was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Waples-Bauer American Legion Post #94 in Nokomis, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Albert Stolsek.

 

Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. in Nokomis Cemetery in Nokomis with Father Albert Allen officiating.  

 

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

 

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Della Rose Graham

Mrs. Della Rose Graham, 81, of Bulpitt, IL passed from this life at 6:55 a.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Life’s Journey Senior Living, Taylorville, IL

 

She was born in New City, IL Saturday, October 16, 1937 the daughter of John Wesley and Edna Levina (Hunt) Neal.
The former Miss Neal married Ron Graham Sr, on April 30, 1953 in Corinth, Mississippi. Della was a member of Taylorville United Methodist Church, and a member of the Red Hat Society.  She worked for a time at the Kincaid School Cafeteria and had volunteered as a Democrat Election Judge.  She enjoyed horseback riding, cruising on her Kawasaki 100 around town, antiquing, shopping, helping prepare meals for the fish dinners at the Midland United Methodist Church in Kincaid.  Her absolute greatest joy was her family. 

 

Surviving are her husband Ron of Bulpitt, daughter Pamela (Randy) Aymer of Kincaid, IL son Ron (Jennifer-Irene) Graham of Virden, IL daughter Jennifer (Scott) Young of Springfield, IL along with 8 grandchildren Randy Paul Aymer II, Wesley Sherman Aymer, Nathan Dean Graham, Nicholas James Graham, Wesley Neal Graham, Grant Sherman Graham, Rachel Levina Rose Young, Scott Gregory Young (Jr) II, 7 great grandchildren Victoria, Elizabeth, Randy Paul Aymer III, Kaden Dean, Remington Dale, Axel Isaiah and Lotte James, a great great grandson Silver Ray along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

 

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid.  Funeral services will follow at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Rebecca Lembke officiating.  Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, North of Pawnee, IL.  Memorials in loving memory of Mrs. Graham may be made to Taylorville United Methodist Church, 200 S. Walnut St. Taylorville, IL 62568.  Please visit her on-line obituary at www.mastersonfh.com to leave a condolence.

 

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Charles "Chuck" Bailey

Charles “Chuck” Bailey, 59, of Herrick, IL passed away at home on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones.

Chuck was born on December 20, 1959, in Fayetteville, NC, the son of Robert and Verna (Jones) Bailey. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was proud to have served his country. He and Elizabeth Miller were married on December 25, 1990. Chuck worked for FedEx in Effingham, IL and was a truck driver before joining FedEx. He enjoyed working on cars and playing his guitar.

Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Bailey of Herrick, IL; mother, Verna Jones of Beecher City, IL; daughters: Brandi McClain of Lillian, TX, Jennifer Miller of Herrick, IL and Rikki (Brad) Tilton of Effingham, IL; sons: Andrew Wooddell of Decatur, IL and Daniel Bailey of Shelbyville, IL; brothers: Richard Bailey of Beecher City, IL, Thomas Bailey of Effingham, IL, Keith Bailey of Imperial, MO, Roger (Gena) Bailey of Mattoon, IL and Alex Dishauser of Ponca City, OK; sisters: Robin (Don) Simmons of Ponca City, OK and Donna Bush of Stillwater, OK.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Bailey; two sisters: Lisa and Kathy; brother, Bobby Bailey and sister-in-law, Beth Bailey.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the family. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville is assisting the family.

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

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Jacqueline (Goodwin) Mitchell

Jacqueline (Goodwin) Mitchell, 89, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 3:03 a.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2019 at Aperion Care Capitol in Springfield, IL.

Jackie was born September 9, 1930 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Theodore M. and Ruth L. (Kelso) Goodwin.  She graduated from Taylorville High School in 1948. Jackie worked for 21 years as an office coordinator for the State of Illinois Department of Public Aid until her retirement in 1987.  She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and enjoyed making jewelry, spending time with her friends, and spoiling her dog.  Jackie attended Athens Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Kenneth and Don Goodwin; sister-in-law, Bridget Goodwin; and son-in-law, Mike Kerney.

Jackie is survived by her children, Pamela (Walters) Kerney and Richard “Butch” (wife, Pamela Weckerly) Walters, both of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren, Nancy (husband, Matt) Heberling Colbrook, Shannon (fiancé, Eric Martin) Heberling, Eddie (wife, Laura) Heberling, Amanda (husband, Jeremy) Walters Walker, and Kody Walters; great grandchildren, Jhett, Jhadyn, Jhia, Jhak, Jhude, Jhenner, Jhordyn, Jhorjie, and Jhacek Walker, Mattyx and Liam Page, Rosella, William, and Zettie Colbrook, Carson Heberling, Addison Martin, and Hollis Heberling; sister-in-law, Janet Goodwin of Aurora, CO; and several nieces and nephews.

Private family ceremonies were held, followed by interment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Taylorville Food Pantry, 1429 E. Main Cross St., Taylorville, IL 62568, or FSHD Society (for FSH Muscular Dystrophy), 450 Bedford St., Lexington, MA 02420.

The family entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville, IL with ceremonies.

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

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David Todd Hawkins

David Todd Hawkins, 51 of Stonington passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 3:50 p.m. at his home in Stonington, IL. He was born on January 6, 1968 in St. Louis, MO the son of David and Nancy (Sikes) Hawkins. Todd worked as a laborer at Nudo Plastics in Springfield, IL. He was known for his love of family, friends, and fishing. He was a great father and a loving son.


He is survived by his Daughter: Kaylan Hawkins of Taylorville, IL; Mother: Nancy Hawkins of Taylorville, IL; Grandmother: Evelyn Sikes of Morrisonville, IL; Several Aunts. Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, father and aunt.


Visitation will be held on Monday, September 23, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. There will be no funeral service and inurnment will be held at a later date.


Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements


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

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Paul Yucaneer

Paul Charles “Pops” Yucaneer, 83, of Owaneco, Illinois, and formerly Stratford, CT., passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.


Paul was born February 1, 1936, in New Haven, CT., the son of Charles P. Yucaneer and Marie Horton Yucaneer. He married Gail Fuehrer in New Haven, CT., July 29, 1962. Gail passed away in 2008. Paul worked for the Town of Stratford, Public Works as a tree surgeon for 37 years before retiring. Before Alzheimer’s took over, Paul loved fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. Paul moved to Illinois in 2012 to be closer to his grandchildren and great granddaughter. He will be remembered as a happy soul who loved his fishing rod and family.


Paul is survived by his loving son Jeffrey (Christine) Yucaneer, Owaneco; son Brian (Kim) Yucaneer; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Jennifer, Alana Yucaneer all of Owaneco; Heathyr and Douglas; great grandchildren Lennon and Cyrus; sister, Cathy Magyar of CT.

 
In addition to his wife Gail, Paul was preceded in death by his parents Charles Yucaneer and Marie Horton Konstance, step-father Howard Konstance, brothers-in-law Russell Fuehrer and Andy Magyar.


In accordance with Paul’s wishes to help others, his remains have been gifted to the SIU School of Medicine in Carbondale. Private family services will be held at a later date.

 
In lieu of flowers and food, the family requests donations please be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, or the St. Mary’s School We Believe Campaign. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the Yucaneer family with arrangements.  Condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.
 

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Elner Russell

Elner F. Russell, 77 of Pana, passed away at 5:50a.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Heritage Health in Pana.  She was born on December 13, 1941 in Beecher City, the daughter of Sereno Wade and Leona Violet (Renfrow) Tipsword.  She married Carl Leroy Russell on January 17, 1969 in Tower Hill.  Elner worked for many years as a Certified Nursing Assistant in several area healthcare facilities.  In her free time, she enjoyed reading, taking walks, window shopping, and playing the occasional video game.  Most of all, she loved spending time with her family.  She was a member of the Shelbyville congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

 
Elner is survived by her husband: Carl Leroy Russell of Pana; children: John Russell, Serena Merritt (Joe) and Peter Russell, all of Pana; grandchildren: Joseph Merritt and Kaitlyn Merritt; great granddaughter: Alice Eckhart; siblings: Bessie Potter, Leona Mae McMillan, Lavesta Rickfelder, and Linda Canada; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters.


Mrs. Russell will be cremated, and the family will host a memorial service at the Shelbyville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, outside of Tower Hill, at 10:30a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 with Tony Roettgers officiating.  Inurnment will he held at a later date.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the Russell family with arrangements.  Memories of Elner, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Margaret Carlene Fenicle

Margaret Carlene Fenicle, 79 of Stonington passed away on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 2:27 a.m at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. She was born on January 8th, 1940 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Carl Franklin and Essie Mae (Foster) Brandon. Her mother, Essie Mae passed away in the first year of her life and Louada (Fleming) Brandon became her mother. She married Larry Dean Moore on May 29, 1958. Larry and Carlene had two daughters and traveled the United States while Larry was in the United States Marine Corp and later returned to Taylorville, IL to raise their family and were blessed with another baby girl. They continued to live in Taylorville until Larry passed away in 1993. She married Thomas Fenicle in 1996. Breathe Easy Now, Our Beautiful Mama! You are the light and the strength that fills our heart. You are the epitome of love! Family and friends have always meant so much to you. Your smile could always light up a room and turn a dark, gloomy day into hope for a brighter tomorrow. Whenever you wrapped your arms around us, everything was right in the world. I’m sure Shannon, Daddy, Grandma Essie Mae, Grandpa and Grandma Brandon, Uncle Bub, Uncle Frank, Uncle John, Uncle Dan, Aunt Betty, Aunt Rose, Aunt Nora, all our lost babies, and so many, many more were there to greet you and are in your loving arms once again! You helped to bring countless babies into this world in the 35 years that you worked as an Obstetric Technician at St Vincent Memorial Hospital. Your loving arms and hands swaddled and cuddled each and every baby as they took their first breaths. You passed your precious gift of Love to them from their beginning. I’m sure that Elvis Presley is singing while you are dancing in Heaven! I know that one day you will be there to welcome all of us to Heaven. Right now, here on earth, everything doesn’t make sense! Anyone who ever met you, will never forget your smile, kind words, loving heart, strength, wisdom, and healing hands. We Love You So Much; So Much, We Love You! Always, Always In Our Hearts...We Love You Margaret Carlene Brandon Moore Fenicle. Breathe Easy and Rest In Peace For You Will Never Be Forgotten because All of us are your legacy of Love. She enjoyed traveling,playing cards, watching and identifying all of the birds that flocked to greet her outside her window. Most of all, she enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends. She was a member of Taylorville Southern Baptist Church and had been a member of the choir for many years.


She is survived by her Husband: Thomas H. Fenicle of Stonington, IL; Daughters: Sherry (Randy) Schorey of Stonington, IL; Debra Friedrich of Springfield, IL; Grandchildren: Donnie (Jen) Schorey of Shelbyville, IL, Joshua (Holli) Schorey of Moweaqua, IL, James (Amy) Morgason of Mt. Zion, IL, Cherish Bittle and Cassandra (Mike) Padilla both of Centralia, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Jackson and Kylie Schorey, Riley Bittle, Logan and Aidan Wooters, Ruby, Remington and Rafe Schorey, Lexi Morgason, Jordan (Will) Huggins of Las Vegas, NV, Samuel and Joshua Geary and Faith Padilla; Great-Great Grandson: Bentley Huggins of Las Vegas, NV; Step-children: Mark (Denise) Fenicle of Ft. Myers. FL, Karen Eramo of Orlando, FL; Step-Grandchildren: Jamie Friedman Brian Fenicle of Portland, OR; Heather Fenicle of Houston, TX; Amy Fenicle of Ft. Meyer, FL; Megan Fenicle of Minneapolis, MN; Sisters: Nancy Saunders and Carlotta (Jimmy) Shelton and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, first husband: Larry D. Moore, Daughter: Shannon Morgason, Husband: Larry Moore, Brothers: Frank, Carl Jr, John and Danny; Sisters: Rose, Nora and Betty.

   
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville.

 

Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Tim Smith and Rev. Richard McKirahan officiating. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in rural Sharpsburg, IL. 


Memorials may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation 230 E. Ohio St. Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60611.


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


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

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