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Frank Marsaglia

Frank D. Marsaglia, 82, of Taylorville, passed away at 4:58 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020 at Taylorville Care Center.

Frank was born June 15, 1938 in Taylorville, the son of Frank and Violet (Craig) Marsaglia.  He married Martha Ann Beaty on November 22, 1962 at the First Nazarene Church in Taylorville.  She preceded him in death on March 18, 2018.

Frank graduated from Taylorville High School in 1956, and went on to proudly serve our country in the United States Air Force.  Frank spent his entire life farming, and he also worked for FS for many years.  He was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Taylorville.  Frank enjoyed antiquing, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark Marsaglia; sister, JoAnn Smith; and brother, Tony Marsaglia.

Frank is survived by his son, Michael (wife, Kiley) Marsaglia of Chatham; grandchildren, Victoria (husband, Garrett) Wilson of Mexico, MO, Bryce Marsaglia of Taylorville, and Luke and Sophia Marsaglia of Chatham; 2 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside Ceremony: 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating.

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

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

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

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Carl Fixsal

Carl Steven Fixsal, 63 of Morrisonville passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 7:43 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on September 10, 1957 in Taylorville, IL the son of Carl H. Fixsal. He married Shelly K. Lairson on December 2, 1997 in Taylorville, IL. Carl worked as a millright for Zachary Industrial. He loved to hunt, camp and fish. He also loved to raise money for the angel tree and provide bicycles for the needy children. He was a firearm fanatic, loved to work on guns and loved to target shoot with Mike and Ken.  Carl was Captain for the Morrisonville Fire Department for 27 years and he was a volunteer for the Morrisonville Ambulance for 20 years. 
He is survived by his Wife: Shelly Fixsal of Morrisonville, IL; Sons: Robert Steven Coy of Winfield, MO; Blake Chanlin Fixsal of Palmer, IL; Jacob Ivan Fixsal of Kincaid, IL; Daughter: Amber Lynn Fixsal of Morrisonville, IL; Ten Grandchildren; Brothers: Dale Fixsal of Stanford, FL; Marty Fixsal of Parshall, North Dakota; Matt (Linda) Fixsal of Minot, ND; Danny Fixsal of Pana, IL; Sisters: Jane (Bruce) Emerson of Taylorville, IL; Mary (Scott) Hughes of Morrisonville, IL; Veronica Menossi of Morrisonville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents. 
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 26, 2020 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Chad Foster officiating. Burial in Anderson Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Morrisonville Tree of Angels C/O Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

 

 

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Helen Reeter

Helen Elizabeth Reeter, 96 of Mt. Auburn, passed away at 12:30am on Wednesday, October 22, 2020 at Lincolnshire Place in Decatur.  She was born on February 9, 1924 in Mt. Auburn, the daughter of Emery Vernon and Goldie Henrietta (Marshall) Bailey.  She married William Fredrick Reeter on August 16, 1941 in Mt. Auburn and he preceded her in death on August 28, 1963. Helen worked along side her husband on the family farm and continued to farm following his passing.  Along with operating the farm, she worked other jobs, doing whatever she had to while raising her 3 children.  She was a member of the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church and the Mt. Auburn Community Club.  Helen was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star.  She loved to garden and work in the yard.  Helen was a loving mother and grandmother, living a long and healthy life.  She will be dearly missed by her family.
She is survived by her children: Randy Reeter (Darlene) of Blue Mound, Deborah Coontz of Mt. Auburn, and Robin Buerkett (Robbie) of Pleasant Plains; grandchildren: William K. Reeter, Lance Reeter, Tonya Leka, Eric Coontz, Jenny Long, and Jamie Long; 4 extended grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, grandson: Paul Reeter, and great grandson: Zach Reeter.
A private family service will be held, and burial will take place in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.  Memorials may be left to the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Helen, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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David Stone

David “Stoney” Hugh Stone, 90 of Pana formerly of Taylorville, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 6:20 a.m. at Heritage Health Care Center in Pana, IL. He was born on June 23, 1930 in Waverly, IL the son of Richard and Nellie (Lash) Stone. He married Norma A. Porter on June 10, 1950 in Springfield, IL and she preceded him in death on October 6, 2007. David owned Stone Janitor Service and he also was employed by the Taylorville School District as a janitor for several years. He was a member of the Shelbyville and Carlinville Horseshoe Clubs.
He is survived by his Sons: David T. Stone of Columbia, MO; Randy (Leigh) Stone of Springfield, IL; Danny (Jessica) Stone of Mattoon, IL. Ten Grandchildren. Twenty-five Great Grandchildren and One Great Great Granddaughter as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter: Peggy A. Bruns, Son: Ronnie D. Stone; Brothers: Charles Stone, Francis Stone, Grover Stone, Sisters: Ethel Wallbaun, Jeanette Moore
Visitation will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 4:00 p.m. in Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Bob Cook officiating.
Inurnment will be held in Waverly Cemetery, Waverly, IL at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the family C/O Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay Taylorville, IL 62568
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Harold Moomey

Harold Dwaine Moomey, 88 of Moberly, Missouri, passed away at 6:24 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2020, in Moberly.  He was born on September 17, 1932 in Millersville, Illinois, the son of Harold Owen and Olga (Waters) Moomey.  He married Virginia Faye Drain on February 4, 1955, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.  Virginia preceded him in death on October 19, 2016.  Mr. Moomey, was a longtime farmer in Owaneco, IL and in Moberly, MO and, for several years, was a driver for PSI Trucking, Huntsville, MO. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in the Korean War.  Harold enjoyed reading, fishing, yardwork and woodworking projects.
He is survived by his daughters: Terry (Tim) Murrell of University City, Missouri, and Tamara Moomey of Moberly, Missouri; grandchildren: Elissa Murrell, Alison Murrell, Jacob Banning, and Jared Banning; great grandchildren: Isaiah Murrell-Thomas, Sarah Murrell, Emma Banning, Cameron Banning, and McKenzie Banning; sister: Janet Engeling, Morrisonville, IL and brother, Ronald Moomey, Owaneco, IL.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and brothers, Kenneth Moomey and Virgil Moomey.
The funeral service for Harold will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville, Illinois with Dr. Tim Murrell officiating.  Visitation will take place one hour before the service.  Burial with military honors will take place in the Owaneco Cemetery.  Memorials in Harold’s honor may be left to the American Heart Association.  CDC health guidelines will be followed including social distancing and the use of masks.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Harold, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Mary Bell

Mary Frances Bell, 79 of Taylorville, passed away at 6:45am on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in her home.  She was born on May 30, 1941 in Taylorville, the daughter of Lawrence E. and Cecelia (Chlebus) Dunn.  She married Robert E. Bell on January 14, 1961 in Taylorville.  Mary graduated from Taylorville High School in 1959 and remained life-long friends with several of her classmates, who proudly referred to themselves as “The Dirty Dozen”.  She worked as a secretary for the Taylorville School District for 30 years, first at the Jr. High, and most of her career at the High School.  Aside from her regular office duties, Mary spent many years selling tickets to the high school sporting events.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and loved to collect angels.  In her free time, she enjoyed spending time playing the machines at the riverboat.  Mary was loved by everyone that knew her and had countless “adopted” children and grandchildren who affectionately referred to her as Ma Bell.  She dearly loved her grandsons and never missed a sporting event they were participating in.  Mary truly had a love for life, and never met a stranger.  She will be dearly missed by everyone that knew her.  
She is survived by her husband: Bob Bell of Taylorville; daughter: Juli Mantia, husband Patrick, of St. Louis; grandsons: Nathan Bell of Peoria and Nicholas Bell of Louisville, Kentucky; daughter-in-law: Teri Simon and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; son: Jeffrey Bell; and siblings: Pauline Armes, Larry Dunn, and Robert Dunn.
A funeral mass for Mary will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Monsignor David Lantz officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00pm until 7:00pm Friday at McClure Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  CDC health guidelines will be followed including social distancing and the use of masks.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School or Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Mary, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  

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Shari Boggs

Shari K. Boggs, 79 of Edinburg passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 7:25 a.m. at her home in Edinburg, IL after a lengthy illness. She was born on March 7, 1941 in Springfield, IL the daughter of George W. and Ethel I. (Bridge) Neisewander. She married Quincy Boggs on April 6, 1957 in the Edinburg Christian Church in Edinburg, IL. Shari worked at Horace Mann and Franklin Life Insurance and -during her retirement - kept books for Quality Builders Enterprises (their family business). She to Crochet and made many hats and scarves that were donated to various charities. She was creative and had sewing and crafting skills that could turn everyday items into beautiful gifts and décor. She was devoted to her family and her God and was always willing to help anyone in need. Not a fan of cold weather, Shari and Quincy enjoyed some time in Arizona; she always had a smile on her face and a kind word on her lips and may have been seen occupying a seat at a couple of the local slot machines.
She is survived by her Husband: Quincy Boggs of Edinburg, IL; Daughters: Kathy (Boggs) Kachanoski and Connie Boggs both of Springfield, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: George Neisewander Jr. and Charles Neisewander and her sister: Shirley McVaigh. 
Shari will be cremated and the family will have private services at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Grace Memorial Church 108 E. Douglas St. Edinburg, IL 62531.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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James Banko

James William Banko, 77 of Taylorville, passed away at 3:35p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  He was born on March 9, 1943 in Taylorville, the son of John and Augusta (Krautwald) Banko.  He married Marcia McClanahan on April 10, 1971 in Charleston.  Jim graduated from Taylorville High School where he was an accomplished athlete, lettering in basketball, baseball, and football.  He went on to graduate from Western Illinois University where he played Baseball.  Jim served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in England and Germany.  He began his teaching career in Witt where he worked a year before coming to the Taylorville School District as an elementary PE teacher for a year.  He then transferred to the high school where he taught for 28 years until his retirement in 2000. He will forever be remembered by his students and colleagues for being a jokester and his sense of humor.  While teaching, Jim also spent many years as a coach for track, baseball, football, and basketball.  In 1984 he led the THS baseball team to the Final 4 of the State Tournament.  He was inducted into the Taylorville High School Sports Hall of Fame as both a student athlete and a coach.  Mr. Banko made a lasting impact on all the students he taught and coached.  He was a member of Davis Memorial Christian Church and the VFW.  In his free time, he enjoyed golfing, playing cards, and loved dogs.  
He is survived by his wife: Marcia Banko of Taylorville; sisters: Pat Klinger of Ft. Myers, Florida and Shirley Ferguson of Decatur; and nieces and nephews: Elizabeth Banko (Buddy Clark), Kent Banko, Dr. Lainie Banko, and Grant Banko.  He was preceded in death by his parents; sister: Barbara McWhinnie; brother: John Banko; and Nephew: Jared Banko.
Jim will be cremated and due to the pandemic, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Memorials in Jim’s memory may be made to an animal shelter of your choice or the Christian County Coal Mine Museum.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Jim, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com

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Shirley Owens

Shirley Belle Owens, 87 of Springfield, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020 at Taylorville Care Center.  She was born on December 31, 1932 in Springfield, the daughter of Samuel and Delilah Zink.  She married William Owens and he preceded her in death on August 25, 1989.  Shirley attended Brown’s Business College and was a member of the Lutheran Church.  She loved cats and had many over the years that she cared for.  
She is survived by her daughters: Crystal Gagler (Jeff) of Frankfort, Illinois and Sarah Bockemeier (Karl) of Maryland Heights, Missouri; grandchildren: Jason, Megan, Mina, and Nadelyn; sister: Ramona Legg of Taylorville; and brother: John Zink of Kentucky.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son: Byron Owens; daughter: Shari Carroll; and sister: Betty Robinson.
Shirley will be laid to rest next to her husband at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton.  A graveside service will take place at 2pm on Monday, October 26, 2020 at Camp Butler with Rev. Rodney Blomquist officiating.  Memorials in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Humane Society.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Shirley, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Louis Tognacci

Louis Nello Tognacci of Chandler, Arizona passed away on October 14, 2020.  He was born March 30, 1940 to Virginia and Ned Tognacci and grew up in Taylorville, Illinois.  He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Jack Ronchetto and Tommy Tognacci, sisters Margie Tilton and Elaine Brown, and his son, Mark Tognacci.  He leaves behind Marilyn (Weiss), his wife of nearly 50 years, their sons Ned Tognacci (Rachelle), Bob Tognacci (Emily), his brother Jim, and grandchildren Chloe, Lizzy, Ava, Joey and Sam.  
 Lou grew up in quintessential small-town America.  He spoke fondly of his hometown of Taylorville, IL, where he spent his teenage days playing sports, singing in local groups, playing the trombone with the municipal band, and frequenting the local bakery.  Lou graduated from Taylorville Highschool in 1958.  
After graduation, Lou maintained his love of music, art, literature, and philosophy.  Influenced by Jack Kerouac and James Dean, Lou spent a summer in Venice Beach, CA.  Later, he joined the United States Air Force where he spent much of his time in White Sands, New Mexico with his first wife, Sandy and their son, Mark.  Lou graduated with a master’s degree in Social Psychology from New Mexico State University.  Lou pursued a doctorate at the University of Colorado where he conducted research and taught.  While in Boulder he also worked as the manager of The Foot of the Mountain Motel, a place his young sons loved to visit. After relocating to Arizona, Louis worked at the Marc Center and then as a senior transportation planner for ADOT. 
After retirement, Lou enjoyed spending time with family, and putting his love of statistics and strategy to use by committing fully to his fantasy sports teams.  Lou, Marilyn, and family enjoyed the beautiful outdoors by hiking and playing sports together.  He shared his love of learning with his sons by reading, playing chess, and engaging them in discussions about many topics. He continued this tradition with his grandchildren and spent many family dinners engaging them in conversation.  He marveled at each grandchild’s individual development and made sure they all knew they were wonderful and cherished.  
Lou, an avid conversationalist, thrived on the human connection.  Although a perfectionist himself, he was accepting, generous, and caring towards all others.  He was a true intellectual and even achieved the ranking of Grandmaster in Chess.  He was interesting and shared unique perspectives on movies, books, current events, and life. He never missed an opportunity to tell a loved one he cared.  Despite declining health, he made sure to tell each visitor, “I love you.”   We love you, Lou.  You were wonderful. 

 

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Richard Hubbard

Richard Allen Hubbard, 75, of Forsyth, passed into eternity on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Villa Clara Nursing and Rehabilitation in Decatur.

Allen, known by many of his friends as “Sam”, was born April 5, 1945 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital, the son of Wilbur and Katherine (Cockrahan) Hubbard, Sr.  He worked for Bill Hager, assisting with auctions, yard work, and numerous other jobs until Bill passed into eternity.  Allen then continued doing odd jobs, and providing handyman services for others in the community. He resided at Park Glen in Taylorville until 2013, when he moved to Decatur to be closer to his sister, Sharon. Allen lived in Belvedere Centre Plaza for two years, before moving to Hickory Point in Forsyth, where he resided until his death.

He was preceded in death by his parents; great grandmother, Minnie Spears; grandmother, Mary Cockrahan; aunts, Hattie Duffy and Bea Mitchel; brother, Wilbur Hubbard, Jr.; and nephew, C.J. Hubbard.

Surviving Allen to cherish his memories are his sister, Sharon L. (Hubbard) Willis of Forsyth; brother, Carl Hubbard of Taylorville; cousin, Sheila of Las Vegas, NV; nephews, Anthony of Hillsboro, Norman of TX, and Reginald Jr. of MD; nieces, Angela and Cori, both of MD, and Candy of TX; second cousins who called him “Uncle Allen”, Thuron (Angel), Little Thomas, and Julian of Harvey, and Missy (Raymond), Roz, Dymond, and Dezmond, all of Las Vegas.

Visitation and Funeral Ceremony:  The family will receive guests from 10:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Tiney Walker officiating. 

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

The family would like to extend a very special thank you to all those who called, sent cards, and expressed their condolences. They would also like to thank Leslie Evey, and Marina Neufield for their help in keeping the family informed of Allen’s condition during his illness.  Sharon L. Willis would like to express her deepest appreciation to Rev. Tiney Walker for always being there for her and the Hubbard family.  Thank you, Rev. Walker!

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Family od Richard Allen Hubbard c/o of Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville.

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

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Mary Laquita Dorr   

Mary Laquita “Joy” Dorr, 87 of Taylorville passed away October 17, 2020 at Taylorville Care Center.


She was born September 12, 1933 in Tovey, Ill. to parents Bernard and Mary (Martin) Hake. She married Donald Dwight Door on July 11, 1959 at St. Rita’s Catholic Church in Kincaid, Ill. Donald preceded her in death on January 9, 2013.
Mary was a homemaker, member of St. Rita’s Church in Kincaid and enjoyed photography and collecting antiques. She graduated from Kincaid High School.


Survivors include daughter Dena (Joe) Goeckner of Newberry, S.C., son Joe (Gloria) Dorr of Pana, Ill., sister Beverly (Dwight) Taylor of Taylorville, Ill., grandchildren: Lacey (JB) Head of Brookhaven, Ga., Luke (Kimberly) Goeckner of Mooresville, N.C., Caleb Goeckner of Irmo, S.C., Hannah (Ben) Nichols of Pomaria, S.C., great-grandchildren: Wynn Goeckner of Mooresville, N.C., Aubrey and Riley Head of Brookhaven, Ga., Meghan Nichols of Pomaria, S.C., and numerous cousins and one aunt. She is preceded in death by her husband, brother Bernie Hake, and her parents. 
Private graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 10 a.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

 

Memorials may be left to the Christian County Meals on Wheels program.  McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Memories of Mrs. Dorr or condolences may be left online at: www.mcclurefuneralhome.com. 

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Philip Martin

Philip Martin, 89 of Springfield, died at 12:08 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2020 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield. 


Mr. Martin was born on May 18, 1931 in Lincoln, to Sidney & Marguerite (Fisher) Martin. He attended Lanphier High School in Springfield and graduated in 1949. During his high school years, he showed sheep for the FFA. Mr. Martin, the first in his family to attend college, completed his undergraduate work at ISU, and later attended the U of I for his Masters in Art Education. He married Nancy Ann Campbell on August 21, 1951, and she preceded him in death after almost 66 years of marriage on June 27, 2017. Mr. Martin started the Art Program at Taylorville High School in 1953, and he retired in 1991. He taught as a substitute teacher for 11 years after retiring. He also taught adult art education classes at Lincoln Land College. In addition to his love of teaching art, Mr. Martin enjoyed flying, was a licensed pilot, and inspired many others to fly. Many will remember him for moonlighting as a sign painter, his mural work and his graphic design. Mr. Martin was a member of the Illinois Art Education Association. 


Mr. Martin is survived by his three children: Pamela Martin of Springfield; Jane DeBerry of Taylorville; Christopher Martin of Springfield; and his grandsons: Drew Martin, Blake Martin, Alexander Rickman, Brandon Rickman. 

 

In addition to his wife Nancy, Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Frank Fisher, sister, Shirley Gilmore, brother Carlis Martin, and one nephew, Michael Martin. 

 

Following Mr. Martin’s wishes, a private inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be left to: Mid-Central Illinois Scholastic Art Awards, ATTN: Rosemary Buffington, 2001 Barberry Dr., Springfield, IL 62704. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Memories of Mr. Martin or condolences may be left online at: www.mcclurefuneralhome.com. 

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Leland R. Boehme

Leland R. Boehme, 83 of Taylorville, passed away at 4:30am on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born on August 2, 1937 in Litchfield, the son of Marvin Jon and Harriet Louise (Bierbaum) Boehme.  Leland graduated from Litchfield High School where he played football and was named All Conference in the Midstate Conference.  He went on to play football at Upper Iowa University where he graduated with his bachelor’s degree.  On November 21, 1955 he married Carol Ann Slightom in Corinth, Mississippi and she preceded him in death on March 25, 2013.  He was a member of Davis Memorial Christian Church.  Leland taught biology in the Nokomis and Taylorville School Districts for many years.  He enjoyed coaching throughout his years of teaching.  Leland was an accomplished vocalist and performed in and directed many plays and musicals.  His proudest role was playing Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof at Millikin University.  He enjoyed playing the role of Santa for many years, bringing smiles to countless children.  He impacted and influenced the lives of all that he knew.  Leland had a personality bigger than life.  His will be forever remembered for his wit, humor, stories, and love of life.


He is survived by his children: daughter: Yvonne Rae Fletcher of Taylorville, 3 sons: Kevin Dean Boehme and wife Tracie, Brian Kurt Boehme and wife Tammy all of Taylorville, and Andrew Jon Boehme and wife Janine of Ringgold, Georgia; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother: Marvin Dean Boehme (Irma) of Iowa; and beloved dog: Fred P. Boehme.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother: Keith Boehme.


Leland will be cremated, and a memorial service will take place at noon on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Bill Kerns officiating.  Visitation will he held from 10:00am until the time of the service on Tuesday.  CDC health guidelines will be followed including social distancing and the use of masks.  Memorial donations may be made to Davis Memorial Christian Church.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Leland, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  
 

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Danny Lee Rose

Danny Lee Rose, 65 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born on May 4, 1955 in Goodrich, Michigan the son of Robert and Betty (Sexton) Rose. He married Karen Gates in April of 1979. Danny worked as a Machinist at Fiat Allis and he was a member of the NRA.
He is survived by his Wife: Karen Rose of Springfield, IL; Mother: Betty Rose of Taylorville, IL; Brother: Richard Rose of Nokomis, IL; Sister: Diane (Mike) Scarpaci of Taylorville, IL; Nieces and Nephews: Robert “Bobby” Rose, Jennifer Stremmel, Thomas Ziri, James Scarpaci, Joseph Scarpaci, Elizabeth Scarpaci, Jean Breckenridge, Jamie Breckenridge, Jessica Breckenridge and Brother-in-Law: Bill Breckenridge. He was preceded in death by his father and his Sister: Debbie Breckenridge.   
Danny will be cremated and services will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Wishes of the Family C/O: Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Charles Saul

Charles Harvey Saul, 96 of Taylorville passed from this life on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL. Charlie was born on June 27, 1924 in Springfield, IL the son of George and Alice (Smith) Saul. He married Ruby Morris on December 24, 1947 in Springfield, IL and she survives. Charlie began his working life as a paper boy and a grocery delivery boy in Springfield, moving on to work at Allis Chalmers. Later Charlie was engaged in farming for 50 years and rounding out his life as the Plant Manager for Midstate Salvage Corp for 21 years retiring at 81 years of age.
Charlie is survived by Ruby, his bride of 73 years, children: Carolyn (Neal) Lebeter of Taylorville, Sharon (Randy) Smith of Kingman, AZ, grandchildren: Randy C. Smith of Taylorville; Jennifer Lebeter of Morrisonville, and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins including his special cousin Pat Sapp Sawyer. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: George Saul and Larry Saul; Sisters: Betty Hoggit and Alice Mae Tuebner. Charlie was often teased about having been preceded in death by one famous grandparent King Saul of Israel.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville. Memorial Service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. The family requests that the CDC health guidelines of wearing a mask and social distancing be followed.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Norman Smith

Norman L. Smith, 91 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 2:05 p.m. at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville, IL. He was born on November 22, 1928 in Taylorville, IL the son of Floyd R. and Mildred (Buffington) Smith. He worked as a farmer and was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the United States Army.
He is survived by his Brothers: Dale (Annie) Smith of Pennsylvania, James (Judy) Smith of Florida; Sisters: Beulah Buhr of Bourbonnais, IL, Shirley (Herb) Hendricks of Taylorville, IL, Beverly Rathgeber of Morrisonville, IL; Floanna Crowley of Wichita, KS, Carol Herren of Springfield, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Ricky Reed officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with military graveside honors.
Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post #73 110 W Franklin St, Taylorville, IL 62568.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Otto Borgic

Otto Thomas Borgic, 64, of Taylorville, formerly of Morrisonville, passed away at 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Otto was born March 7, 1956 in Taylorville, the son of Darrell and Martha (Kessler) Borgic. He married Brenda Stewart in May of 1979 in Taylorville, and they later divorced.  Otto graduated from Morrisonville High School in 1975, and earned a certificate from Bailey Technical School in St. Louis.  He was engaged in farming for most of his life, and he enjoyed fishing.

He was preceded in death by his father; maternal grandparents, George and Jessie Kessler; and paternal grandparents, John and Evelyn Borgic.

Otto is survived by his mother, Martha Borgic of Taylorville; children, Tracie (husband, Robbie) Wise of Greenville, Brian Borgic of Taylorville, and Aaron (fiancée, Dana) Borgic of Troy, MO; siblings, Raymond (wife, Diane) Borgic of Chicago, Barb (husband, John) Rankin of CO, John (wife, Bonnie) Borgic of CA, Vince Borgic of Joliet, Dale (Linda Getz) Borgic of Taylorville, and Mark (wife, Violet) Borgic of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews.

There are no public services planned, at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Family of Otto Thomas Borgic c/o Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with arrangements.

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

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Virginia Sassatelli

Virginia Sassatelli, 91 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 8:38 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL. She was born on June 10, 1929 in Kincaid, IL the daughter of Lester and Elizabeth (Loveless) Blake. She married Reno A. Sassatelli on June 25, 1949 in Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death on June 30, 2006. She worked as a homemaker and she was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville, Taylorville Catholic Daughters of America and Christian County Home Extension. She loved to sew, knit and she loved to cook. She especially loved her grandchildren. 
She is survived by her son: John (Denise) Sassatelli of Taylorville, IL; daughter: Susan (Roger) Ingram of Pawnee, IL; fourteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, brothers: David, Joseph and Dennis Blake; Sisters: Lillian Greene, Louise Mitchell, Betty Frisch, Helen Blake and Patricia Halleck; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son: Reno Alan Sassatelli, brothers: Darrell Blake, Eugene Blake, Lester Blake, James Blake, Edward Lee Blake and sister: Shirley Burdzilauskas.    
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. The family requests that the CDC health guidelines of wearing masks and social distancing be followed.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Association P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or The American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 7023 Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Linda Lou Richards

Linda Lou Richards, 67 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 6:20 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL. She was born on October 12, 1952 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Woodrow and Beulah Richards. Linda worked as a nurse’s aide and she was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville.


She is survived by her: Daughter: Amanda Thomas of Taylorville, Sister: Judith Richards; Nieces and Nephews: Ann Mantell, Wendy Cooley, Van Mantell, Brandi Porter, Michele Richardson, and Jeffrey Perona. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: August Mantell, George Mantell, and Patricia Richards.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Internment will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date.


Memorials may be made to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).


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


Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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Sarah Cook

Sarah L. Cook, 86 of Edinburg passed away on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 7:35 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on August 30, 1934 in Edinburg, IL the daughter of Finley and Ida Francis (Humphrey) Truax. She worked as a housekeeper at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
She is survived by her Half Sisters: Shirley (David) Gurski, Joyce (Dennis) Barnett of Springfield, IL; Rosemary Libbens, Alice Bell all of Petersburg, IL; Jeanie (Carl) Brodie of Peoria, IL; Mary Courtney of Canton, IL; Brothers: Darrell (Jan) Humphrey of Alabama, Larry (Jane) Humphrey of Oklahoma and David (Brenda) Humphrey of Petersburg; Sister-in-Law: Carole Humphrey of Petersburg, IL; Uncles: Daniel (Lois) Cook of Carlinville, IL; Donald (Anna) Cook of Minnesota; Aunt: Lucy (Robert) Gideon of Mechanicsburg, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother: Thomas Humphrey, nephews Teddy Humphrey, Darrell Humphrey Jr. and David Truax brothers-in-law: Wayne Truax, Ronnie Libbens, and Dick Courtney, 2 aunts, 8 uncles and grandparents Walter and Mary Cook. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, October 16, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Graveside Service will be held following the visitation starting at 11:45 a.m. at Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Inurnment will be in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg, IL.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Ronald Lee Verbiski


Mr. Ronald Lee Verbiski, 81, of Bulpitt, IL passed from this life at 2:35 a.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
He was born in Kincaid, IL February 15, 1939 the son of John and Mary Mildred (Burkhart) Verbiski.  Ronald married Priscilla A. Grobosky August 17, 1959 in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him in death on July 3, 2005.  
Mr. Verbiski graduated from Kincaid High School in 1957 and honorably served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1961.  He was a member of the Kincaid Baptist Church, and U.M.W.A. #1819.  Ron worked as a coal miner for 37 years at Mine #10 and 4 years at Marissa.  He enjoyed spending time with and was immensely proud of his family.  Mr. Verbiski was known as a Patriot.
Surviving are a son Greg and wife Michele Verbiski of Jeisyville, IL a daughter Mary and husband David Baker of Murrells Inlet, S.C. grandsons Gregory and wife Amy Verbiski of Altus, OK, Evan German of Murrells Inlet, SC great-granddaughters Payton and Payslee Verbiski of Altus, OK and Rory and Ansley German of Murrells Inlet, SC., a sister Joyce Miller of Springfield, IL his loyal companion Jan Stover of Bulpitt, IL along with several cousins, nieces and nephews.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Priscilla, and a brother Robert “Bob” Verbiski.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid, IL.  Rev. Chad Foster will officiate.  Burial will follow in Bethany Cemetery near Lake Sangchris.  Visitation for Mr. Ronald L. Verbiski will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Masterson’s in Kincaid.  Condolences may also be left online at mastersonfh.com and will be printed off and given to his family.  All COVID-19 restrictions will be rigorously followed.

 

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Evelyn (Jones) Emerson

Evelyn Beatrice (Jones) Emerson, 68 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 12:25 a.m. at her home in Taylorville, IL. She was born on October 2, 1934 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Raymond and Myrtle (Yard) Jones. She married Frank T. Emerson Sr. on August 20, 1955 in Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death on July 25, 2006. 
She is survived by her Children: Vanessa (Joe) Leach, Frank T. (Mickey) Emerson, Bart (Julie) Emerson all of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Joshua Leach, Colton (Tavia) Leach, Evy Leach, Stephanie (Glen) Goodrich, Franklin T. (Kayla) Emerson III, Gabriel Emerson, Timothy (Amanda) Prehn; Great-Grandsons: Emrys and Gunner Leach; Siblings: Mary Mollet, Bud Jones, Bill Jones, and Donna Pasqueno. She was preceded in death by her parents, grandsons: Bryce and Slade Leach, granddaughters: Christine and Katelyn Emerson and Brothers: Earl “Joe” Jones and George “Tom” Jones. 
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Mike Rea

Mike Rea “Gunslingr”, 76 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born on October 30, 1943 in Chicago, IL the son of Clarence B. and Lorene E. (Pifer) Rea. Mike retired from Caterpillar in Decatur. He was a member of the Taylorville Eagles, Mound Lodge #122 AF & AM in Taylorville and Ansar Shrine. He enjoyed to hang out with his local Taylorville friends.  
He is survived by his Sons: Danny (Heidi) Rea of Warrensburg, IL; Mike “Mikey” Rea of SC; R. Rea and Wife; Daughter: Julie (Ron) Hadley of Pana, IL; Grandchildren: Daniel and Hanah Rea of Illinois, Shayna Hadley of Colorado and Blake (Kaley) Hadley of Pana, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Paisley Rea-Ann, Natalyn Blake Rose, Maebry and Landry. He was preceded in death by his Parents. 
Mike will be cremated and there will be a celebration of life at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Wishes of the Family C/O: Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

 

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Alan (Doug) Reid

Alan (Doug) Reid, 67, passed away in his home on Monday, October 5, 2020. 

Alan was born on January 5, 1953, the son of Betty (Kalips) Reid and John Paul Reid. 

Years ago, Alan worked for G.P in Taylorville and a lawn service in Florida. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew. 

He is survived by two sisters, Kathy (husband, Dick) Coy and Ruth (husband, Bob) Tex of Taylorville; one brother, John David (wife, Ann) Reid of White Mills, KY; special cousin, Linda Breeden of Durant, OK; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Cremation will be provided by Lincoln Land Cremation Society. Due to COVID-19, no ceremonies will be held at this time. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion, 110 West Franklin St., Taylorville, IL  62568. 

Please visit lincolnlandcs.com to offer your condolences. 

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