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Larry L. Uhrick

Larry L. Uhrick, 79, of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

Larry was born July 2, 1941 in Hartford City, IN, the son of Harry and Pearl (Ludwig) Uhrick.  He married Mary Ellen Oller on July 4, 1980.  Larry proudly served our country in the United States Army, and then worked for Bunn-O-Matic in Springfield for many years.  He was a past-member of the Moose Lodge #1516, and he was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post #4495.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Betty Sanders; brother, Orla Uhrick; step-sons, David, J.R., and Danny Smith, and Timothy and Tony Beeson; and step-daughters, Monica Hughes, and Kelly Jo Beeson.

Larry is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen Uhrick of Taylorville; step-sons, Edward (wife, Pam) Smith of Killeen, TX, and Mark Beeson of Taylorville; step-daughters, Denise Beeson of Longview, TX, and Nina Worker of Pana, IL; 13 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and brother, Charles (wife, Deloris) Uhrick of Port Richey, FL.

Private family burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.

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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Lee Edward Fisher

On Monday, July 6, 2020, WWII Veteran, Lee Edward Fisher, loving husband of 72 years, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away at the age of 94 at Deaconess Hospice Center in Evansville, IN.  Lee was born on April 25, 1926 in Owaneco, IL to Jess and Josephine Fisher.  

 

Lee was a true American patriot.  After high school, he enlisted in the Navy to serve his country during WWII.  This was one of his proudest accomplishments.  Returning from the war, Lee and his father Jess founded Fisher's Meatpacking Plant and Restaurant.  Several years later, Lee made his way to the University of Illinois at Champaign, family in tow, and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. 

 

Service was a major theme in Lee Fisher's life.  After graduation he came back to Owaneco to take over the business from his father.  Lee and his wife, Catherine, operated Fisher's until their retirement.  During these years, Lee found time to dedicate himself to charitable work with the Masonic Lodge.  Lee was a Past Master and received a 50-year lifetime member award in 2002.  

 

Lee was also a very adventurous man.  To keep his pilot license current, he began taking skydivers up to accrue flying hours.  Not surprisingly, he tried it himself and became hooked - his last jump was at age 78, acquiring over 1,000 jumps in his lifetime.  He also loved snow skiing, motorcycle riding, and shooting pool.  

 

After retirement, Lee and Catherine enjoyed spending their winters in Texas and Arizona with family and friends.  But age didn't stop Lee from picking up another hobby.  Retirement gave him time to become a skilled wood worker.  Cherished family and friends have many beautiful bowls, cutting boards, and rolling pins proudly displayed in their homes.  

 

Lee's family and friends will remember him as prankster, lover of a good debate, kind-hearted button-pusher, and a wicked joke and storyteller.  Thank you to all of those who made his life so full and memorable.  He loved the life he lived.  

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Josephine Fisher; his son, Neil Fisher; and his sister, Charlotte Bentley.  Lee will be missed every day by his wife, Catherine Fisher; two daughters and son-in-law, Marcia Lutz, and Kathy and Gordon Freisinger; four grandchildren, Kara Freisinger, Lindsay and Ian Grieves, Jodie Parks, and Abby and Curtis Kremer; and four great-grandchildren, Sebastian and Matilda Grieves, and George and Oliver Kremer.  

 

Lee will be laid to rest in the family plot in Owaneco cemetery surrounded by immediate family due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

 

Condolences can be sent to: Catherine Fisher 7525 E. Gainey Ranch Road, House 150 Scottdale, AZ 85258.

 

Memorial Donations can be made to the Shriners Children's Hospital (donate.lovetotherescue.org)

 

Sutton Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

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Sharon Jo Kramer

Sharon Jo Kramer, 73, of Taylorville, passed away at 8:23 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2020, at home with her family at her side.

 

Sharon was born May 14, 1947 in Taylorville, the daughter of Clarence and Marcella (Redman) Denning.  She married Bernard “Barney” Kramer on April 4, 1985 in Paducah, KY.  He preceded her in death on March 4, 2017.

 

Sharon graduated from Taylorville High School in 1965.  She worked for Essen Hardware, Davis Memorial Christian Church, Christian County Medical Clinic, and then retired from Springfield Clinic.  Sharon was a devoted and active member of Davis Memorial Christian Church, where she was a member of the Christian Women’s Fellowship and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  Sharon went out to eat with “The Girls” every Wednesday night at Whit’s End, and she loved vacationing at her timeshare in Pigeon Forge.  

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Susan (Dunn) Pumphrey; sister, Ruth Ann Hendricks; and step-son, Randy Kramer.

 

Sharon is survived by her children, Bob (wife, Paula) Dunn, and Gena Dunn, both of Taylorville; grandchildren, Danielle Morrison, Garrett Pumphrey, Cassie (husband, Brandon) Rush, Clinton Pumphrey, Ellie Pumphrey, Savanah (fiancé, Evan Burgett) Dunn, Marissa Heinz, and Quint Dunn; great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Rush, Victoria Pumphrey, Kaden Rush, Christopher Pumphrey, and Beckett Rush; sister, Janet (husband, David) Hendricks of Taylorville; step-daughter, Deb Kramer; step-daughter-in-law, Kay Kramer; step-grandchildren, Mike Kramer, and Krista (husband, Andy) Turner; step-great-grandchildren, Arlo Turner, and Sophie Kramer; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville.  In keeping with CDC guidelines, only 50 guests at a time will be allowed to visit in the funeral home.

 

Private family ceremonies will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, with Pastor Bill Kerns officiating.

 

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

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Christian County Senior Citizens Center, 701 W. Adams Street, Taylorville, IL 62568, or Davis Memorial Christian Church, 1500 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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

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Ellen Kay Woods

Ellen Kay Woods, 74 of Taylorville passed away at 2:02pm, Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  She was born on June 25, 1946 in Pontiac, Illinois, the daughter of Clarence Wesley and Geraldine (Anderson) Mies.  Ellen and her family moved to Waverly in 1954 and she still has relatives in that area.  Ellen earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at the University of Illinois.  While at the U of I she was a member of and quite active in 4-H House until she married Robert Woods in December of 1967.  She traveled with her husband and worked as a librarian or teacher at Ft. Benning, Georgia, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, and a 1 ½ years in Germany from 1969 to 1972.  Ellen earned her Library Science Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her family returned to the Taylorville family farm in 1975 where she worked as an elementary school librarian at the Decatur Schools for many years until she began helping her husband farm.  She was a member of the Taylorville First United Methodist Church.  Ellen was devoted to her family and loved her daughters and grandchildren dearly.  She was an avid reader and loved visiting and corresponding with family and friends.  


She is survived by her husband: Rob Woods of Taylorville; daughters: Stephanie Freier (Ross) of Modesto, California and Valerie Pasqua (Don) of New Lenox, Illinois;  grandchildren: Mahalia Freier, Chloe Freier, Donny Pasqua, Katie Pasqua, and Cici Pasqua; and siblings: Jane Hall (Dick) of Auburn, Ed Mies (Jean Ann) of Waverly, David Mies, (Sharron) of Mahomet, and Vera O’Donnell (Patrick) of Springfield.  She was preceded in death by her parents.


A private family service will be held with Rev. Becky Lembke officiating.  Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Wares Grove Cemetery. A video recording of the service will be shared on the funeral home website following the service. Ellen was a huge supporter of the Taylorville Schools music program, and instead of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the music department, in care of McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville that is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Ellen, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Jill Parker

Jill Parker, 50, of Taylorville passed away at 4:48pm on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  She was born on August 9, 1969 in Macomb, Illinois, the daughter of Wilbur Dean Diel and Phyllis Blankenship-Marshall.  Jill worked as the manager at Dollar General in Taylorville.  Jill lived life to the fullest, together with her previous husband, Trevis Parker, they spent many days traveling the country in Trevis’s truck, taking in the beauty the country has to offer.  She loved her time traveling, especially in the mountains of Colorado.  She enjoyed photography, motorcycle riding, long walks and drinking coffee on her porch while taking in nature.  Jill enjoyed cooking and trying new vegan recipes.  Music was a large part of Jill’s life.  She spent several years playing the drums with her band FJM.  Jill will be deeply missed by her family and many friends that loved her.  
She is survived by her family, children: Mikhail Findlay of Hannibal, Missouri, Paige Carl of Liberty, Illinois, and Chandler Grave (fiancé Devin Bessell) of Omaha, Nebraska; grandchildren: Kaelynn Klauser, Graceann Carl, Brantley Findlay, Eli Carl, Georgia Carl, and Violet Findlay; father: Wilbur Dean Diel of Taylorville; mother: Phyllis Blankenship- Marshall of Taylorville; sister: Dana Oldham (Doug) of Taylorville; brother: Alan Hathaway (Jody) of Quincy; nieces and nephews: Beth Oldham, Keri Oldham, Michael Hathaway, Jordyn Hathaway, Brad Bedinger (Alycia), Lyndsey Ringler (Mitch), and Stefan Bedinger (Bailey Reed); and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law: Lori and Tim Bedinger; and grandparents: Wayne “Bud” and Grace Blankenship.  
Jill’s family will host a celebration of her life at a later date.  Memorials may be left to the Parker Family.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Jill, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Michael Lee Fullerton

Michael Lee Fullerton, 75, of Cerro Gordo, formerly of Morrisonville, passed away at 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at his residence.
Mike was born June 28, 1944 in Chicago, the son of Norman and Virginia (Tavender) Fullerton.  He married Joan Jurgena, and they later divorced.  Mike then married Beverly Fullerton, and she preceded him in death.
Mike graduated from Morrisonville High school in 1962, and proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. After his time in the service, he and his father owned and operated Chicken Unlimited in Decatur, until his father’s death in 1977.  Mike then sold real estate until his retirement. He enjoyed showing quarter horses, and was an avid NASCAR fan.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, and infant brother.
Mike is survived by his daughters, Pamela Johnson of Decatur, Mickie Fullerton of Cerro Gordo, and Donna (husband, Jack) Gideon of Cerro Gordo; 8 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.
Private family inurnment will be held at Morrisonville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to: American Cancer Society, 675 E. Linton Avenue, Springfield, IL 62703.
The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville with ceremonies.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.
 

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William "Danny" Roeder

William “Danny” Roeder, 66, of Shelbyville, IL passed away at 3:14 a.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

Danny was born on May 13, 1954, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Lloyd and Birdie (Newton) Roeder. He worked for Eschbaugh Carpet Service for many years as Scott’s right hand man. Danny loved baseball, was a diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan and loved to mushroom hunt with Brad Rickett.

Surviving are his brother, Allen Roeder of Pana; sister, Peggy (Robert) Snow of Lakewood and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.

A gathering for friends and family to celebrate Danny's life will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville.

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

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Brenda R. (Thunhorst) Schleyhahn

Brenda R. (Thunhorst) Schleyhahn, 65, of Springfield, formerly of Morrisonville, passed away on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at her residence.
Brenda was born October 10, 1954 in Taylorville, the daughter of Walter J. “Tunie” and Ruth M. (Swain) Thunhorst.  She was a member of the Morrisonville Class of 1972, and went on to work the State of Illinois Department of Human Services for many years, until her retirement.  Brenda was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church in Morrisonville.  She enjoyed making and painting pottery, macramé, refinishing furniture, and shopping.  Brenda was also a lover of all animals.
She was preceded in death by her father; and sister, Michelle A. Rosenblum.
Brenda is survived by her mother, Ruth M. Thunhorst of Morrisonville; sisters, Kathy Myers of Morrisonville, and Kelli (Bryan) LeMarr of Auburn; nieces and nephews, Cristin (D.J. Sanders) O’Connor of Morrisonville, Hannah O’Connor of Springfield, Austin (Chelsea) Myers of Alaska, Aria Guerra of Phoenix, AZ, Zachary (Jessica Southard) LeMarr of Springfield, and Brandon LeMarr of Springfield; 6 great nieces and nephews; and several cousins.
Private family memorial ceremonies will be held with Rev. Chad Foster officiating.
Inurnment will be held at Morrisonville Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to:  First Baptist Church, 209 School Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546.
The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville with ceremonies.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.
 

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Patti Irwin

Patti Irwin, 64, of Taylorville, passed away at 6:52 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

 

Patti was born April 8, 1956 in Taylorville, the daughter of Kenneth Whitsett and Janice Keigley.  She attended Stonington schools, and graduated from Blue Mound High School in 1974.  Patti worked for many retail stores and restaurants, including Wal-Mart in Taylorville, as well as for Borg Warner in Decatur. She loved to crochet, and she used her talents to create hats for premature babies to wear in the hospital.  Patti had an adventurous spirit, and she enjoyed traveling all over the country.  She also had a passion for Native American art, wind chimes, and mermaid art.  Patti will be remembered for being a considerate and loving mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister.

She was preceded in death by her father.

 

Patti is survived by her mother, Janice L. Brown of Taylorville; sons, Jonathan (Jackie) Irwin of Springfield, and Jeffrey (Kacy) Irwin of Pesotum; grandchildren, Mathew, Jaycen, Desiree, Devin, Mary, and Brody Irwin, Haley Whitsel, Lauren O’Neal, Jonathan Mitchell, Kelsey Jenkins, Kayla and Josie Davis, and William Jones; siblings, Renaye Ferguson of Taylorville, Gregory (Regina) Whitsett of Chesterfield, VA, and Julie (Drew) Sincavage of Taylorville; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Jasmine.

 

Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville.  In keeping with CDC guidelines, only ten guests at a time will be allowed to visit with the family, and the family has asked that all guests please wear a mask.

 

Private family burial will be held at Cudgetown Cemetery in Du Quoin. 

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134.

 

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

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Carolyn A. Otey

Carolyn A. Otey, 67, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:58 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at her residence.

Carolyn was born August 4, 1952 in Robinson, the daughter of Albert Gene and Betty Jean (Watts) Miller.  She married William Henry Otey, Jr. on April 6, 1974 in Hardinville.  Carolyn was a homemaker, but worked as a seamstress and babysitter out of her home for many years.  She loved camping, fishing, and hunting with her family.  Carolyn was also a fantastic cook, making most everything from scratch.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Albert and Ronnie Miller.

Carolyn is survived by her husband, William H. Otey, Jr. of Taylorville; children, Peggy (Allen) Garcia of Coal Valley, Twilla (Russell) Stockon of Taylorville, and Joshua Otey of Taylorville; grandchildren, Brian and Cara Otey, Silas, Lance, and Shelby Stockon, and Sage and James Garcia; siblings, Mary (Rick) Williamson of Robinson, Vicky (Harold) Culberson of Oblong, Bernice (John) Malone of Robinson, Bill (Dixie) Miller of Lawrenceville, Carl Miller of Robinson, David Miller of Hardinville, and Roger Miller of Duncanville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Private family memorial ceremonies will be held at a later date.

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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Norman Eugene Huddlestun

Norman Eugene Huddlestun, 52 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 6:05 p.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born on May 9, 1968 in Springfield, IL the son of Norman Gene and Nancy Mae (Graham) Huddlestun. Norman worked as a laborer.

He is survived by his Father: Norman Huddlestun of Taylorville, IL; Several Aunts Uncles and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Son: Zachary Daniel Huddlestun and Sister: Brenda Sue Thunhorst.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville with Pastor Chad Foster Officiating.

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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Anton L. "Bo" Hubert

Mr. Anton L. “Bo” Hubert, 89, of Tovey, IL passed from this life at 1:50 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Country Lane Memory Care Assisted Living in Riverton, IL

 

He was born in Tovey, IL May 22, 1931 the son of Anton and Louisa (Cachera) Hubert.  Bo married Mary F. Williams Moore in Mt. Vernon, IL July 16, 1964 and she preceded him January 11, 1999.  He later married Ruby D. Davis Ernest May 19, 2001 in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him October 6, 2017.

 

Mr. Hubert work many jobs through out the years but worked longest at Peabody Mine #10 near Pawnee from where he retired.  He enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing, taking care of his yard, woodworking and especially spending time with his family.

 

Surviving are a daughter Linda Kalb of Springfield, IL a son Darrel (Cheryl) Moore, Jr., of Tovey, IL 12 grandchildren, several great and great-great grandchildren, a brother Fred (Ruth) Hubert of Escondido, CA along with many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.  

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 wives, and a daughter Imogene Moore Vaughn.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, IL.  Rev. Louis Kunz will officiate.  Burial will follow in Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Taylorville.  Visitation for Mr. Anton “Bo” Hubert will be held for one hour before his service at the funeral home.


Memorials in loving memory of Mr. Anton L. “Bo” Hubert are suggested to: The Alzheimer's Association - 2309 W White Oaks Dr. - Suite E, Springfield, IL 62704 

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Linda S. Rhodes-Polley

Linda S. Rhodes-Polley, 72, of Oblong, IL, passed away at 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at home surrounded by her Cila family and loved ones. 


Linda was born on July 18, 1947, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Oral “Tex” and Imogene (Russell) Rhodes.  A highlight for Linda was participating in the Special Olympics.  She also loved to shop, watch movies, go out to eat and looked forward to vacations.  


Surviving are six siblings:  Gary (Donna) Rhodes of Pana, Jerry Rhodes of Pana, Carl (Penny) Rhodes of Shelbyville, Janet Robertson of Shelbyville, Rick Rhodes of Shelbyville and Debbie (Jeff) Stephens of Shelbyville; sister-in-law, Val Rhodes of Shelbyville; many nieces and nephews and her Cila home family, especially her longtime friends, Kristina and Erin.


Linda was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers:  Larry Rhodes, Ronnie Rhodes and Gene Rhodes; sister, Dottie Rhodes; two nephews:  Chad and Randy; two nieces:  Karrie and Jill.


Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville with Pastor Randy Miller officiating.  Burial will take place in Glenwood Cemetery in Shelbyville.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville.  Memorials may be made in Linda’s name to the Range Street Cila Home, 301 N. Range Street, Oblong, IL, 62449.  


A special thank you to all the wonderful caretakers at the Cila home for the loving care provided to Linda through the years.


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

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Brenda Sue (Cole) Fleigle

Brenda Sue (Cole) Fleigle, also known to many as “Fin”, 61, of Morrisonville, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  
Brenda was born September 9, 1958 in Taylorville, the daughter of Ron and Jean (Beaty) Cole.  She married Francis Fleigle on September 24, 1976 in Morrisonville.  Brenda retired after 35 years of service with the State of Illinois Retirement System.  She was a member of the St. Maurice Parish.  Brenda enjoyed sitting outside and spending time with family and friends, especially her grandsons.  She loved afternoon car rides around town with her dog Teddy, and collecting/reading the daily area newspapers.  
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Clyde and Alberta Cole, and Wayne and Marcella Beaty; and father-in-law, William “Bill” Fleigle.
Brenda is survived by her husband, Francis Fleigle of Morrisonville; parents, Ron and Jean Cole of Morrisonville; mother-in-law, Mary Lou Fleigle of Morrisonville; children, Jayne (husband, Steve) Bethard and Matthew Fleigle, both of Morrisonville; grandsons, Cole Bethard, Caden Bethard, and Carsen Bethard, all of Morrisonville; sisters, Tracy Held of Morrisonville, and Lisa McKinnie of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation rites will be accorded, and a celebration of life and private family burial will be held at a later date.  
Memorial contributions can be made to:  Morrisonville Community Ambulance Service, PO Box 641, Morrisonville, IL 62546, or Morrisonville-Palmer Fire Protection District, 205 SE 6th Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546.
The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville with ceremonies.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Brett Allen Kohl Sr.

Brett Allen Kohl Sr., 61, of Mechanicsburg, passed away June 16, 2020 at Bridge Care Suites, Springfield.

Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home in Lincoln is assisting the family..  Visitation will be from 10 AM until 12 noon Saturday, June 20, 2020 at Kincaid Baptist Church.  Funeral services will follow at 12 noon and burial will be in Grove City Cemetery.  Social distancing rules apply.  

Brett was born April 4, 1959 in Springfield, IL., the son of Leroy and Bonnie (Stogdell) Kohl.  He was a welder and Union 270 Carpenter.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, welding, arrowhead and mushroom hunting, and he could build anything.

Survivors include: his mother Bonnie Kohl; daughter Angela Kohl, son Brett Allen Kohl Jr. (Michelle); grandchildren:  Colin, Kamden, Bretlyn, and Briggs; long-time companion Cathy Peters; siblings:  Kim Kohl (Bob), Marj Kohl-Carter, and Eric Kohl (Heather); brother in law Charles Bowles, and several nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his father and his sister Janet Bowles.

Memorial donations may be made to Kincaid Baptist Church.

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Robert E. "Bob" Isaac

Robert E. “Bob” Isaac 74, of Long Creek, IL passed away at 1:59 p.m., Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL.

A private family service will be held.  Burial will be in Point Pleasant Cemetery, Long Creek with military honors provided by the Macon County Honor Guard and the US Army Honors Team.  Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion is assisting the family with services.  Memorials may be made in Bob’s memory to the Macon County Honor Guard.  Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at dawson-wikoff.com.

Bob was born December 3, 1945 in Clinton, IL the son of Ernie and Clara (Johnson) Isaac.  He retired from Caterpillar having worked in Maintenance.  Bob married Linda (Tilton) Williams on July 11, 1987.  He was a member of Long Creek United Methodist Church and the UAW Local 751.  Bob had served in the US Army and was a Vietnam War veteran.

Surviving are his wife: Linda; daughter: Cheryl Sherman (Rob) of Lincoln;  son: John Robert Isaac (Gretchen) of Clinton; stepdaughters: Denise Williams-Gould (Kevin) of Long Creek and Kristy Baum of Long Creek; brothers: Richard Isaac (Renee) of Lane and Jerry Isaac of Clinton; sisters: Judy Hight (Wayne) of Clinton, Sue Nisinger (Harold) of Clinton, and Joyce Shofner (Danny) of Clinton; twelve grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, and one sister.

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Robert Dean Kevie

Robert Dean Kevie ,71 of Perris, CA, formerly of Taylorville, IL, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at his residence.

He is survived by his Sister; Lynda (Bob) Hall of Taylorville, IL and Aunt; Bonnie Wareham of Taylorville, IL. Long time friend; David Mantooth of Perris, CA.

Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke 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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Paul Lee Sarver

Paul Lee Sarver, 89, of Herrick, IL passed away at 5:25 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at home.

 

Paul was born on August 14, 1930, in Ramsey, the son of Oscar and Katie (Miller) Sarver. He was a graduate of Ramsey High School in the Class of 1946. Paul was a United States Air Force Veteran serving from 1951-1955 during the Korean Conflict. Paul and Phyllis Goldsborough were united in holy matrimony on December 14, 1952 and were blessed with 67 years of marriage.

 

Paul was a lifetime farmer in the Ramsey/Herrick area, he owned and operated the Key Farm Service Center in Herrick from 1965 to 1976 and he retired from Yellow Freight in 1993 after nearly 20 years of service. He also owned the spring at the Wren Bridge where he enjoyed meeting and visiting with people that came from all over the world. He was a member of the Clover Leaf Masonic Lodge #990 in Herrick, and the Sarver-Guthrie American Legion Post 839 in Herrick. He was a former member of the Fayette Water Board, served as the former Carson Township Road Commissioner, and former Vice President of Vandalia Mutual Insurance.

 

Surviving are his lovely wife, Phyllis Sarver of Herrick; children: Vicki (Mike) Krost of Chillicothe, Lee Ann (Larry) Sarver of Herrick and Bradley Sarver (Carla Smart) of Wilmington; seven grandchildren: Tasha, Todd, Zachary, Ginger, Lora, Ginger and Melissa; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Shawn Sarver; brother, H.M. “Cy” Sarver; sister, Marette Sarver Durbin and niece, Kelly Helm.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at the First Christian Church in Cowden with Pastor Nate Harper and Pastor Jay Huddleston officiating. Burial will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery with military rites performed. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. Masonic rites will be held at 12:45 p.m. by the Clover Leaf Masonic Lodge #990 of Herrick. Memorials may be made in Paul’s name to the Shriners Hospital for Children or the donor’s favorite charity. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden in assisting the family.

 

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

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Audrey P. Casey

Audrey P. Casey, 98, of Shelbyville, Illinois, formerly of Vandalia, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020, in Shelbyville Manor, Shelbyville, IL.

 

Graveside service with interment will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 15, 2020, at McInturff Cemetery, Rural Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Robert Weaver officiating. Memorials: Unity Baptist Church, Vandalia, IL. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net.

 

She was born September 27, 1921, in Brownstown, IL, the daughter of Bill & Lena M. (Hiatt) Parks. Married Alva T. Casey on September 3, 1983, Vandalia, IL, he passed away December 31,1985. She was a retired Dietary Aide, at Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia, IL; former member of First Baptist/Unity Church, Vandalia, IL, and Fellowship Baptist Church, Shelbyville, IL.

 

She is survived by: Daughter - Jody Shuff and Larry, Shelbyville, IL; Grandchildren - Jeff, Julia, Scott, Kathy, Mark, Rob, Chris & Amber; 12 Great Grandchildren; 8 Great Great Grandchildren; and Brother - Frank Krost and Delva, Saint Elmo, IL.

 

Preceded in death by: Parents; Husband; and Son - Ronald McKay.

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Robert F. McConnell

Robert F. McConnell, 93 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 6:35 p.m. at his home in rural Taylorville, IL. He was born on July 1, 1926 in May TWP in Christian County, IL the son of Charles and Emma (Jackson) McConnell. He married R. Louise Coffey on August 17, 1945 in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him in death on July 14, 2011. Bob graduated from Taylorville High School in 1944. He lived on the family farm, east of Sharpsburg for 69 years. He farmed for 54 years and formed Bob-O-Lou Hereford Farm in 1957 where he showed and sold cattle in North America. He was an auctioneer for 35 years, he was active in Farm Bureau for 13 years and was president of that board for 4 years, and he served on the Stonington Grain Cooperative for 10 years as director, director of the Illinois Hereford Assn for several years where he was named 1998 Illinois Hereford man of the year. In his spare time, Bob loved to play blackjack in Las Vegas and St. Louis.


He is survived by his Sons: Robert (Toni) McConnell Jr. of OK, Gary (Debbie) McConnell of Kincaid, IL, Daniel (Patti) McConnell of Edinburg, IL; Daughters: Sharon (Ron) Sutzer of Chatham & Mardell (Melinda) McConnell of Carlinville, IL; Several Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and Great-Great Grandchildren; Fiancé: Magel Pearson of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and Son: Lyndon McConnell, Granddaughter: Brandy McConnell, Brothers: Ray and Don; Sisters: Hazel, Helen, Hilda and Ruth. 


Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Old Stonington Cemetery in Rural Stonington, IL with Pastor Steve Smith officiating. The family will be having a celebration of life service at a later date.


Memorials may be made to Midland United Methodist Church 600 Tower Pl. Kincaid, IL 62540.  

 

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

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Vicky L. Vice

Vicky L. Vice, 61, of Riverton, passed away at 4:09 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2020 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Vicky was born June 24, 1958 in Crossville, TN, the daughter of Monte “Louis” and Polly (Deck) Farmer II. She graduated from Edinburg High School in 1976. Vicky married Larry D. Vice on September 10, 1978 at West Side Christian Church in Springfield. She worked in the insurance industry her entire career, first for Franklin Life Insurance Company for almost 20 years, and most recently Standard Mutual Insurance Company for another 20 years.

Vicky is survived by her husband, Larry D. Vice of Riverton; children, Rick (companion, Theresa Bouvet) Vice of Riverton, Amy (Garrett) Cook of Edinburg, and Monice (Douglas) Ziegler of Cantrall; grandchildren, Ryan Golab-Vice, Andrew Cook, Connor Cook, and Kaitlyn Ziegler; great grandchild, Hudson Vice; father, Monte “Louis” Farmer II of Edinburg; siblings, Jackie (Don) Kendall of Edinburg, Karen (Dennis) Dulakis of Edinburg, Susan (Coy) Squires of Riverton, and Monte “Butch” Farmer III of Edinburg; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville. In keeping with CDC guidelines, only ten guests at a time will be allowed to visit with the family.

Private family ceremonies will be held with Dennis Hudson officiating, followed by interment at Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Sharpsburg.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choosing.

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

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Eddie H. Harris

Eddie H. Harris, 71, of Taylorville, passed away at 11:38 a.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at his residence.

Eddie was born July 17, 1948 in Stanford, KY, the son of Lloyd and Ella (Simpson) Harris.  He married Brenda J. Titran on December 8, 1969 at Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville, and they later divorced.  Eddie then married Marsha McKinnon on May 3, 1980, and they later divorced.  He then remarried Brenda (Titran) Harris on September 23, 2005.

 

Eddie worked for Peabody #10 for many years until his retirement in 1994.  He is a member of the NRA, Quail Forever, and the United Mine Workers of America.  Eddie enjoyed anything that had to do with hunting or guns.  He may have been a man of little words, but he was as ornery as can be.  Eddie was an avid NASCAR fan, and he enjoyed Western T.V. shows and movies.  His favorite pastime was meeting with his coffee club at Country Kitchen and Spring Garden.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Eddie H. Harris, Jr.; sisters, Bessie Harris, Sally Pankey, and Debbie Meyers; and brothers, Dewey, Kirby, and Ralph Harris.

 

Eddie is survived by his wife, Brenda J. Harris of Taylorville; children, Angela (Gary) Harris Dain of Taylorville, David (Tammy) Harris of Palmer, Jennifer (Sean) Farris of Rochester, Jaclyn Harris of Tuttle, OK, and Jillian Shull of Kincaid; step-children, Phillip Windell of Taylorville, and Dana (David) Molloy of Stillwater, OK; grandchildren, Jesse (Tori) Dain, Shelbie Harris, Shawnie Harris, Austin Harris, Shaylie Harris, Ella Farris, Kolten Harris, Kyler Harris, Rylee Shull, Alivia Shull, Jayden Shull, Preston Shull, Tanner Shull; step-grandchildren, Randy McKee and Sarah Molloy; great grandchildren, Jace Dain and Natalie Harris; siblings, Eva Martin of Stanford, KY, Etta (Paul) Cochran of Stanford, KY, John Harris of Taylorville, Julie Lowis of Taylorville, Alvin “Chip” (Denise) Harris of Taylorville, and Jimmy (Chris) Harris of Assumption; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

 

Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 10:00-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville.  In keeping with CDC guidelines, only ten guests at a time will be allowed to visit with the family.

 

Private family ceremonies will be held, followed by interment at Pleasant View Cemetery in Assumption.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: the charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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

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Missy Lowis-Owens

Missy Lowis-Owens, 45, of Taylorville, passed away at 2:23 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

 

Missy was born December 28, 1974 in Springfield, the daughter of Vernon G. and Julie V. (Harris) Lowis.  She graduated from Morrisonville High School in 1993, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville.  Missy worked for the Currency Exchange in Decatur for eight years, and then worked as a waitress and bartender for Smokey Bones and Whit’s End.  She loved life, and would do anything to help someone in need.  Missy loved animals, especially her dogs, and she was a loving MiMi to her grandsons.

 

She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Ella Harris; paternal grandfather, Howard Lowis; and several aunts and uncles.

 

Missy is survived by her sons, Tyler (Breanna Seals) Owens of Taylorville, and Dylan (Ashley Raymond) Stockdale of Clarksville, TN; grandsons, Treven and Hendrix Owens of Taylorville; mother, Julie Lowis of Taylorville; father, Vern (Maureen Dowdy) Lowis of Taylorville; sister, Stephanie (Allan Thompson) Thomas of Stonington; grandmother, Wanda Lowis of Taylorville; nieces and nephews, Tawny, Tyler, Toby, and Timmy; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 7, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville.  In keeping with CDC guidelines, only ten guests at a time will be allowed to visit with the family.

 

Private family ceremonies will be held, followed by interment at Pleasant View Cemetery in Assumption.

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to: The Family of Missy Lowis-Owens c/o Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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

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Clarence Owen Miles

Clarence Owen Miles, 95 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Life’s Journey Senior Living Center in Taylorville, IL. He was born on July 29, 1924 in Audubon, TWP in rural Montgomery County, IL the son of Clarence and Clara (Kroenlein) Miles. He married Helen Smothers on September 3, 1950 in Taylorville, IL. Clarence was a WWII Veteran serving under General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge. On February 27, 1945 he was wounded and received the Purple Heart, ETO Ribbon, 2 Oak Leaves, Infantry Combat Badge and the Good Conduct Ribbon. Clarence retired from the Adolph Coors Brewing Company in Golden, CO.

He is survived by his wife: Helen Miles of Taylorville, son: Jim of Denver, CO, two granddaughters, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son: Jeff, four sisters and one brother.

Graveside Services will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Rosemond Grove Cemetery in Rosamond, IL with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Taylorville United Methodist Church 200 S. Walnut 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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Michael D. Sellers

Michael D. Sellers, 65 of Taylorville, passed away at 2:49 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur, Illinois. He was born on April 12, 1955 in Fair Oaks, California, the son of Fred and Nyrita (Nimrick) Sellers. Mike was an avid fisherman and loved to share stories of his big catches. He was a lover of animals, especially his dog, Gracie. Mike spent countless hours working in his yard on the many flower beds that he kept.

He is survived by his partner of 38 years: Judy Driver; daughters: Anjanette Sheffield (Ron) of Florence, Alabama and Tiffany Sellers of Decatur; brother: Brad Sellers (Tina) of Taylorville; sister: Cindy McDaniel (J.D.) of Waterloo; mother: Nyrita Sellers of Waterloo; 2 grandsons; a nephew and nieces. He will be missed by many others including Judy’s daughters: Shannon Slifer (Doyle) of Champaign and Tanya Michel (Chad) of Edinburg and their children. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

In accordance with his wishes, Mike will be cremated no services will be held. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Mike, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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