Shirley Arlene Tarrant, 80 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 8:50 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on January 3, 1937 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of George and Marcella (Durbin) Bresh. She married Donald Joseph Tarrant on August 29, 1953 in Taylorville, IL. He later preceded her in death on October 18, 2009. Shirley worked as a cashier at IGA and as a homemaker. She was a Member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and the C.D.A. She was a cub scout den mother and a girl scout leader. Shirley loved spending her time painting pictures, reading, working in the garden, and playing the banjo.
Surviving are her Sons: Douglas (Maureen) Tarrant of Taylorville, IL, Brian Tarrant and Fiancée Marla Sanders of Stonington, IL, Stephen (Cindy) Tarrant of Mahomet, IL, Joseph (Melanie) Tarrant of Morrisonville, IL; Daughter: Deborah (David) Hill of Springfield, IL; Grandchildren: Ryan Hill, Heather (Chris) Winkler, Jonathon Tarrant, Kristina (David) Hebert, Sarah (Dan) McNeely, Kelly (Matt) Murphy, Madelyn (Nick) Jones, Jessica Tarrant and Companion Gary Codwell, Angie (Phil) Miller, Katelynn Tarrant, Alison Tarrant, Jacob (Katie) Tarrant; Great-Grandchildren: Grace Winkler, Gabby Winkler, Alex Tarrant, Damien Tarrant, Alexander Tarrant, Noah Hebert, Evan Hebert, Sadie Murphy, Fiona Suslee, Thea Suslee, Delilah McNeely, Mason Tarrant, Trenton Tarrant, Gabe Bell, Hunter Tarrant, Lidia Jones, Jada Tarrant, Samone Brownlee, Makyia Brownlee, Riley Miller; Sisters: Georgianna (Jerry) Pagliai of Bulpitt, IL, Marlena Gartshore of Taylorville, IL; Several nieces, nephews, and cousins; Beloved Pets: Troopper and Foxy. She was preceded in death by her parents: George and Marcella Bresh; Husband: Donald Joseph (Joe) Tarrant; son: George Gregory Tarrant; sister: Mary Bresh; grandson: Jarod Tarrant; grandson in law: Japeth Suslee.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 9:00-10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with MSGR David S Lantz officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.
Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis TN 38101-9908 or St. Labre Indian School P.O. Box 216 Ashland, MT 59003-9989
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.
Nancy Ann Martin, 85, of Taylorville, died at 10:52 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Nancy was born on September 10, 1931, in Springfield, Illinois, the last of nine children born to Virgil and Ethel (Wineman) Campbell. She graduated from Springfield High School class of 1949. Nancy married Phillip Martin on August 12, 1951, and he survives. Mrs. Martin was a Charter member of Taylorville Christian Church, and taught preschool when they first began the program. She adored children, especially her own grandchildren. In her spare time, Mrs. Martin played bridge in three different clubs for over 50 years. Her social life was important to her, and she loved to look nice and visit with her friends.
In addition to her loving husband of almost 66 years, Nancy is survived by her three children: Pamela Martin of Taylorville; Jane DeBerry (husband Keith) of Taylorville; Christopher Martin (wife, Carol) of Springfield; grandchildren: Drew Martin, Blake Martin, Alexander Rickman, Brandon Rickman; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her beloved kitty, Sony.
Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her parents and eight siblings: Dorthea Kendall, Anita Sorenson, Nedra Lueck, Alice Rockwell, William Campbell, James Campbell, Vernon Campbell, and Harrold Campbell.
A celebration of Mrs. Martin’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Taylorville Christian Church, with a visitation an hour prior. Pastor Dick Wamsley will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made in her honor to: the Animal Protective League, the American Diabetes Association, or the Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.
Memories of Nancy or condolences to her family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.
Charles ‘Charlie’ ‘Chuck’ Magos, 69, of Savoy, passed away at 2:00 a.m., Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Champaign Urbana Rehab and Nursing Center, Savoy.
Charlie was born on March 21, 1948 in Taylorville, IL the son of Steve and Elizabeth (Chamos) Magos.
Charlie married Mindy Gillespie of Bement and they had three children, Sheri Robeck (Chris) of Bement, David Magos (deceased), and Ashley Magos of Bement; 6 grandchildren, Taylor Allen of Bement, step-grandduaghter, Courtney Robeck of Ivesdale, Dawson Magos and Deegan Magos of Bement, Tiera, Taylor, Ma’lsah, and Iman Salahuddin of Bement; and great grandson Rhett Peter of Bement, step-great grandson, Colby James of Ivesdale. He later married Linda Lawing of Tuscola along with three step-daughters, Cindy Daughtery (Keith) of Chrisman, Pam Price of Tuscola, and Michele Tarter of Rantoul (deceased), 9 step-grandchildren Kenny and Kyle Daughtery of Chrisman, Jason Milner and Nikki Lantz, Victoria, Dalton, and Dylan Price all of Tuscola, Shianne and Siarra Tarter of Rantoul; and 5 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Louie Magos (Kay) of Kincaid; sister, Marie Puckett of Taylorville; nieces, Kristie Vicente of Tampa, FL, Lori Blevens of Winston, GA; nephew, Tim Magos of Cleveland, TN; and 6 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son David Magos, stepdaughter Michele Tarter, a sister Veronica Magos and 2 brothers Steve and Joe Magos.
Charlie retired from Kraft Foods, Inc. after 27 years. Charlie served in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Vietnam War and he was a member of the VFW.
Funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Visitation was held from 10:00-11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home. Interment will be held in the Bement Township Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the family of Charles Magos.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mackey-wrightfuneralhome.com
Johnn E. Mazzotti, 74, of Taylorville, died at 10:17 a.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital ER. He was born on November 4, 1942 in Taylorville, the son of Joseph and Norma June (Cook) Mazzotti.
Johnn’s career in radio began at the age of 15 at WTIM Radio in Taylorville. He was best known as Johnny Payola. He spun platters at sock hops and many high school afterglows. He also played for dancing on the square at different festivals. Johnn graduated from Taylorville High School with the class of 1960. He met his high school sweetheart, Becky Brooks, and they were married in 1963. They moved to Morris, IL where he became a partner in the radio station there. Shortly after, they moved to Jacksonville, IL, where he sold advertising at WLDS Radio. When Keith Mayor built a beautiful TV station in Jacksonville, he asked Johnn to be their sports director. After so many years in broadcasting, Johnn decided on a totally different career as a State Investigator with the Secretary of State Department of Police, retiring after 25 years of service. Mr. Mazzotti was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. When he wasn’t working, he could often be found having coffee at the Country Kitchen, taking a walk in the park looking for change and taking car rides with his dog, Mia, or playing the slot machines. At home, he enjoyed taking care of his yard, tinkering on his car while listening to the oldies, and he especially treasured spending time with his family. He will be dearly missed by his friends and his family.
Along with his wife of almost 54 years, Mr. Mazzotti is survived by his children: Michelle “Shelli” Smith (husband, Marty) of Taylorville; Lori Hart (husband, David) of Taylorville; grandchildren: Zach Smith (wife, Sammie Jo) of Chesapeake, Virginia; Morgan Smith of Collinsville; Jordan Foor of Taylorville; Victoria Hart of Taylorville; sister-in-law: Susan Pearce of Taylorville; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister: Vikki Mazzotti; mother and father-in-law: Maxine and Joe Brooks; and brother-in-law: Jack Pearce.
Mr. Mazzotti will be cremated and the family will host a celebration of life at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Johnn, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mccclurefuneralhome.com.
Norma Dean Jones, 91, formerly of Herrick, was called home by the angels on Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Prairie Rose Healthcare Center in Pana.
Funeral service will be on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Herrick with Pastor Paul Dickerson officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in rural Cowden. Memorials may be made to the Herrick First Responders or Quad County Hospice. Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden is assisting the family.
Norma was born October 1, 1925 in Brownstown, IL to Ruben J. and Cannie N. Sarver Gallup. She attended school in St. Elmo then moving to Herrick and later graduating in May 1943. She married Daniel Robert Jones in July 1943. They had two children, Carol Sue and Kenny Lee.
Norma worked in several factories including a defense plant during WWII and later retired from PR Mallory Inc. She became a caregiver after retiring and cared for many special people. She had a heart of gold and loved her family and helping others.
She was a member of the Herrick American Legion Auxiliary, the First Christian Church of Herrick and the Eastern Star in Pana. She loved music, dancing and playing cards with friends.
Norma is survived by her family Carol (Harlin) Wallace (daughter) of Herrick; Mae Jones (daughter-in-law) of Herrick; grandchildren: Greg (Dana) Jones of Herrick, Marla (Mike) Myers of Herrick, Chad (Libby) Jones of Herrick and Trent (Kelly) Jones of Mode; 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her brother Melvin, parents Ruben and Cannie Gallup, husband Robert and son Kenny.
Family and friends are invited to share a story or light a candle in Norma’s honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.
Aida Louise (Llorca) Henley, 70, of Tovey, Il passed away at her home on June 10, 2017.
Aida was born on December 10, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Arthur and Zelia (Collebrusco) Llorca. She lived there only six months before moving with her parents to Langleyville, IL. She spent 23 years of her life in Langleyville until her marriage to Wayne Clark Henley. She graduated from Taylorville High School in 1964 and worked with her father in their business the New Way Cleaners until she was married. She married Wayne C. Henley of Tovey on Sunday July 14, 1968 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, IL and they spent the next 46 years together in Tovey, IL until Wayne passed November 10, 2014. He is sadly missed by his family as she will be also. She worked 11 years at St. John’s Hospital after the children were raised. She was a lifetime auxiliary member of the VFW Post # 4495 in Taylorville, IL as well as a lifetime auxiliary member of the American Legion Post # 905 in Kincaid, IL. She was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church in Kincaid, an Alter and Rosary Society member, along with being an auxiliary member of St. Vincent Hospital. She liked reading poems and working crossword puzzles along with shopping, going out to dinner, traveling, the outdoors, visiting with neighbors, but mainly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and grand dogs. She loved her family and grandchildren and will miss them all so much.
She is survived by a son Jeff (Stephanie) Henley of Kincaid IL, a daughter Jami (Eric) Jamieson of Springfield IL, grandchildren Curtis and Connor Henley and Zelia and Rowan Jamieson, a cousin Alan (Karen) Collebrusco, sister-in-law Rita Llorca of Beloit, WI and Fern (Bob) Chance of Kincaid, IL along with several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne, an infant daughter Stephanie Lynn, her parents and a brother Major Arthur Llorca.
Funeral Services to be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday June 14, 2017 at Masterson Funeral home, Kincaid IL. Rev. Chad Foster will be officiating with burial service to follow at Bethany Cemetery rural Edinburg IL. Visitation for Aida will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Masterson Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Henley may be made to the American Legion Post # 905 – PO Box 371, Kincaid, IL 62540
Mark Baccadutre, 64, of Taylorville, died at 4:45 a.m., Thursday, June 8, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family.
Born on April 3, 1953 in Taylorville, Illinois, Mark was the son of Michael and Elsie (Russell) Baccadutre. He married Carole Bishop on September 22, 1973 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. Mark worked as a coal miner for many years, and later at waste management. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, beekeeping, woodworking, and in his younger years he was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also coached little league baseball. Mark was a wonderful storyteller and always had a joke to share. His family meant the world to him. Mark was loved by everyone who came across his path and he will be dearly missed.
Mark is survived by his wife Carole, their children: Jason (Nicolette) Baccadutre of St. Joseph, IL; Michelle (Jordan) Fortado of Effingham, IL; grandchildren: Auggie Baccadutre and Marcus Fortado; sister and brother-in-law: Lana and Dave Hixenbaugh; sisters-in-law: Ginger Coy and Becky Bishop; and nephews: Matthew Hixenbaugh and Gunder Reese.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents.
In accordance with Mark’s wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no services. His family will host a Celebration of Life in the Baccadutre home at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Mark, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.
Harry Blome Jr., 81, of Stonington passed away at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 in his home. He was born on August 16, 1935 in Stonington, the son of Harry Lincoln and Lula (Simpson) Blome. He married Mary E. Shipp on September 11, 1953 at the First Baptist Church in Taylorville. She preceded him in death on January 22, 2013. Harry was a lifelong farmer and raised and showed sheep for many years. Harry was a member of the Stonington First Baptist Church. He and Mary showed and judged sheep all over Illinois and at the Illinois State Fair for over 60 years. He was a member of the Land of Lincoln Board of Directors and inducted into their Hall of Fame. Harry was a past president of the Illinois Oxford Sheep Association. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing in his free time.
He is survived by his sons: Gary Blome (Judy) of Florence, Alabama and Terry Blome (Lori) of Pleasant Plans; grandchildren: Dustin Blome (Kelly) of Benton, Arkansas, Trevor Blome (Leah) of Springfield, Aaron Blome (Amy) of Moline, Tiffany Smith (Jason) of Pleasant Plains, Ashley Kochniarczyk (Michael) of Taylorville, Jacob Blome of Bloomington, Evan Rollins (Alicia) of Springfield, Kayla Rollins of St. Pete Beach, Florida, and Alex Blome of Decatur; 11 Great Grandchildren; niece: Donna Hopkins of Rolla, Missouri; nephew: Ronald Bauer of Shingle Springs, California; cousins: Darlene Metzger of Decatur, and Anna Marie Miller of North Carolina. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sisters: Luella Childs and Doris Bauer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Stonington First Baptist Church with Rev. William Mitchell officiating. Burial will take place in the Old Stonington Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5 until 7 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Memorials may be left to the Stonington First Baptist Church. McClure Funeral home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Harry, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com
Roy Norman Strunk, 89 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 8:07 a.m. at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville. He was born on November 21, 1927 in Springfield, IL the Son of Harry and Della Strunk. He married Norma Parrish on February 14, 1952 in Taylorville, IL. Roy was a Veteran in the U.S. Navy.
Surviving are his Son: Rick (Peggy) Strunk of Ohio; Daughter: Cindy (Bill) Weiss of Decatur, IL; Step-Son: Ron Kuntzman of Kentucky; Grandchildren: Phillip, Christine, Angela, Melissa and Carman; several great-Grandchildren; Sisters-in-Law: Janet (Jim) Roach of Taylorville, IL; Lorene (Ray) Noreuil of Taylorville, IL; Nieces: Deborah (Mike) Nickey, Kristie Jaeger, Anita Bluhm, Lori Buschon. He was preceded in death by his Parents and his wife.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Pastor James Jones Officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Sign on-line guest book at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.
David Samuel Adams, 73, of Raymond passed away at 3:26 a.m. on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at his residence. He was born on April 3, 1944 in Franklin, Pennsylvania, the son of Richard S. and Virginia (Jewell) Adams. He married Donna G. Griffin on January 22, 1966 in Haughton, Louisiana and she preceded him in death on November 3, 2014. Mr. Adams worked previously as a maintenance man at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force. In his free time, he enjoyed golfing and driving his red sports car. He especially enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his son: Richard S. Adams (Dawna) of Hurricane, West Virginia; daughter: Rhonda Kay Pruitt (Rex) of Taylorville; mother: Virginia Adams of Polk, Pennsylvania; grandchildren: Nicole Adams, David Adams, Zachary Adams, Amanda Adams, Olivia Pruitt, and Rexton Pruitt; sisters: Mary Lou Buckley (Neil) of Polk, Pennsylvania, and Marty Stahl (Sam) of Titusville, Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his father, wife, and brother: Paul Adams.
Mr. Adams will be cremated and no services are planned at this time. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of David, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mccclurefuneralhome.com
Barry Allen, 76, of Taylorville passed away at 10:38 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2017 in the Taylorville Memorial Hospital E.R. He was born on May 31, 1941 in Streator, Illinois, the son of Urban Stanley “Bud” Allen and Gilda (Leonelli) Allen. He married Karen Sue Quayle on November 24, 1962 in Kewanee, Illinois. Barry played football and earned his bachelor’s degree from Bradley University in Peoria and his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University. He taught and coached high school for several years in Lincoln and Lanark and coached at Taylorville High School. Barry also taught college and coached wrestling in Hays, Kansas and Kearney State University in Nebraska. He recently retired from selling insurance for KMRM in Taylorville and previously worked for Mutual of Omaha. Barry was a very civic minded individual and gave back to his community in a number of ways. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where he previously was chairman for the parish Fiesta. He was member and past president of the Taylorville Optimist Club. He served on the board of directors for the Christian County Senior Citizen’s Center and the Christian County YMCA where he was a past chairman of the auction. Barry was proud of his Italian heritage and enjoyed spending time with his many close friends. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Chicago Bears and St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed golfing, a sport that he was taught by his father-in-law.
Barry is survived by his wife: Suzy Allen of Taylorville; children: Mike Allen (Sara) of Sherman, Tad Allen (Beth) of Springfield, Jeff Allen (Michele) of Bristol, and Liz Schneider (Kent) of Lincoln; grandchildren: Erin Allen, Faith Allen, John Donelan, Nicholas Donelan, Andrew Donelan, Liam Kiszley, Leah Schneider, Perry Schneider, Jake Schneider, Emily Schneider, Blaine Allen, Grant Allen, and Hope Allen; and 6 great grandchildren; and sister-in-law: Linda Allen of Burr Ridge. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother: Richard Todd Allen.
A memorial mass will be held at 11:00a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 5 until 7 p.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorials may be left to the Autism Society of America or the Christian County YMCA. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Barry, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com
67 year old Earl Himstedt of Litchfield passed away Thursday (June 1st) in his home.
Funeral services for 67 year old Earl Himstedt
will be held Monday (June 5th) at 11:00 a.m. in Plummer Funeral Home
in Litchfield. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield.
Friends may call Sunday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in Plummer Funeral Home.
The Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield is in charge of arrangements.