Obits Archives for 2019-08

V. June Hubner

V. June Hubner, 85, of Assumption, died August 25, 2019 in St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2019 in Assumption Christian Church.  Visitation will be one hour prior to service time. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Assumption. Memorials may be made to Assumption Christian Church.

 

June was born September 5, 1933, the daughter of Virgil and LaVerne (Harris) Hubner.  She was a lifelong member of Assumption Christian Church. The highlight of her life was a trip to the Holy Land.

Preceding her in death are her parents and two sisters, Helen (Hubner) Bertin and Marilyn Hubner.

 

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Hailey Elizabeth Johnson

Hailey Elizabeth Johnson, 27, of Ralston, NE, formerly of Morrisonville, IL, passed away at 4:08 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2019 after complications following the birth of her daughter, at CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy, in Omaha, NE.

Hailey was born December 28, 1991 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Melissa Daniels and Brian Johnson. She graduated from Morrisonville High School in 2010, where she was a member of the Mohawk Cheerleading Team, Key Club, FFA, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the First Baptist Church of Morrisonville. Hailey then graduated from the Denver College of Massage Therapy. She was an outgoing, adventurous, traveler, having lived in several states after high school. Her kind heart allowed her to touch everyone that ever met her. There was nothing more important to her than her family, and everyone that had the pleasure of knowing her will miss her.

She was preceded in death by her grandpa, Ron Jacobs; cousin, Adalynn DePue; and her great grandparents.

Hailey is survived by her fiancé, Justin Nebrigich of Ralston, NE; sons, Brogan and Ryker Johnson; newborn daughter, Adaline Mae Nebrigich; mother, Melissa Coulter of Thomasboro, IL; father and step-mother, Brian and Tina Johnson of Morrisonville, IL; siblings, Dustin (wife, Stephanie) Johnson of Thomasboro, IL, Brendon Coulter of Litchfield, IL, Meghan (husband, Chris) Dubois of Colorado Springs, CO, and Katelyn (partner, Alexandra) Harris of Morrisonville, IL; maternal grandparents, Cinda and Don Hayes of Taylorville, IL, and Dan and Carol Daniels of Harvel, IL; paternal grandparents, Pam Jacobs of Taylorville, IL, Diane Davis of Taylorville, IL, and Charles “Smokey” and Vicki Stone of Robards, KY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins; and countless friends.

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin St., Morrisonville, IL 62546.

Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville, with Rev. Chad Foster officiating.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Hailey Elizabeth Johnson Memorial Fund, c/o Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 20, Morrisonville, IL 62546. Donations of food may be made to the Palmer Community Building on Saturday morning.

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

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Roy Adkins

Roy Adkins, 94 of Ohlman passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Nokomis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nokomis, IL. He was born on January 19, 1925 in Audaban TWP in Montgomery County, IL the son of Bryan and Iva (McCain) Adkins. He married Genevieve Phegley on June 4, 1950 in Lakewood, IL and she preceded him in death on December 4, 2017. Roy worked as a farmer and he was a member of The Rose City Twirlers and many square dance clubs.


He is survived by his Sons: Gary Phegley of Taylorville, IL; Terry Adkins and companion Judy Voss of Ohlman, IL; Dan (Anna) Adkins of Nokomis, IL; Daughter: Patty (John) Vedder of Nokomis, IL; Grandchildren: John Vedder, Pixie (Jamie) Vieweg, Bobby (Melissa) Vedder, Leslie (Larry) Farris, Brent Adkins, Amanda (Mike) Thompson, William Adkins; Great-Grandchildren: Nicole and Chase Vieweg; Kadyn, Gage and Nora Vedder; Bailey and Cody Ferris; Great-Great-Granddaughter: Aria DeWitt; Brothers: George Adkins, John Adkins, James Adkins, Kenneth Adkins; Sisters: Ruby Moore, Betty Smith and Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Wife, Sisters: Viola Duncan, Edith Moomey, Lillie Markham, Rosa Scoughton, Brothers: Charles Adkins, Howard Adkins, Glen Adkins

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis. The Funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis with Pastor Bert Eickhoff officiating. Burial will be in Ohlman Cemetery in rural Ohlman.

 

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter 2309 W. White Oaks Drive, Suite E Springfield, IL 62704 or St. Jude Children’s Research Center Tribute Program P.O. Box 1000 Dept 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

 
Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements.


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

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George Alfred Westrick

George Alfred Westrick, 95, of Taylorville, IL died on Friday, August 23, at his residence.

He was born October 20, 1923 in Kalamazoo, MI, the son of Alfred and Lucille Wiegand Westrick. George met his future bride on May 17, 1942 and on April 3, 1948 he married Alice Cichon in St. Odilo’s Catholic Church in Berwyn, IL. Mr. Westrick was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville and served as both Trustee and member of the parish finance committee for over 40 years.

Mr. Westrick attended the University of Notre Dame and was a WW II veteran. He joined the Taylorville based Sangamon Company, which was founded by his father, in 1946.He served as CEO of Sangamon from 1961 until his retirement in 2003.  During his tenure, Mr. Westrick expanded Sangamon operations to include manufacturing and distribution facilities in Illinois, California, Missouri, and Georgia. He remained very active supporting local community services and faith-based charities. 

Surviving are Son: Tom Westrick and wife Carol of Effingham; Daughters: Dr. Mary Alice Westrick and husband Dr. Thomas Gonwa of Jacksonville, FL, and Barbara Westrick Appleton and husband Bob
Appleton of Taylorville. Grandchildren: Claire Gonwa of Denver CO,
Charlotte Gonwa of Philadelphia, PA, Matthew White and wife Christina of Logan, UT., Michael Westrick White and wife Joanna of Jacksonville, FL, Anne Ackerson and husband Brian of Yuma, AZ., Nicole Westrick of Hermosa Beach, CA, and Michelle Westrick of Bloomington, IL; Fourteen Great-Grandchildren; and Brother: Howard Westrick of Plainfield, IL. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years on May 27,2013 and two brothers, Alfred and Robert Westrick.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 30, from 3:30pm –6:00pm at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 West Adams, Taylorville, IL. Mass will follow at 6:00pm. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Mariadas Chatla officiating. Private family burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to: Memorial Medical Center Foundation: Attn: Hospice Sharing Wishes Fund, 701 N. 1st St., Springfield, IL 62781; Christian County Senior Citizens 701 W. Adams , Taylorville, IL 62568 or St. Mary’s Catholic School, P.O. Box 470, Taylorville, IL 62568
McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of George, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Sherman Ray Peters

Sherman Ray Peters, 78, of Cowden, IL passed away at 2:59 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Aperion Care in St. Elmo, IL.  

Ray was born November 15, 1940, in Effingham, IL, the son of Sherman and Nadine (McDaniels) Peters.  Ray served his country proudly for 22 years in the United States Army.  He and Margaret Yarnell were united in holy matrimony on April 3, 1960 at the United Methodist Church in Cowden, IL.  Ray owned and operated Peters Trucking in Cowden, IL and the Shell Stations in both Cowden, IL and Herrick, IL.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Cowden, IL and the V.F.W. Post 4829 of Shelbyville, IL. 

Surviving are his lovely wife of 59 years, Margaret Peters of Cowden, IL; sons:   John (Shelly) Peters of Cowden, IL and Larry (Lynn) Peters of Arlington, TX; three grandchildren:  Erin and Victoria of Arlington, TX and John of Winchester, VA; brother, Paul (Wanda) Peters of Funkhouser, IL and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Shirley and Ruth Ann.  

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden, IL with Pastor Antonio R. Sutton and Pastor Don “Satch” Thomas officiating.  Burial will take place in Mound Cemetery, in rural Cowden, IL with military rites by the Shelby County Honor Guard.  Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden, IL.  Memorials may be made in Ray’s name to the United Methodist Church, 217 S 3rd St., Cowden, IL 62422 or the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516.

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

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Antoinette Josephine Painter

Antoinette Josephine Painter, 99, of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 3:40 p.m. on Thursday,
August 22, 2019 at Taylorville Care Center.

 

Antoinette was born May 22, 1920 in Farmington, IL, the daughter of Lorenzo Dominick and Candida Domenica (Marchetti) Gioannini.  She married Bernard Joseph Painter on May 3, 1937 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Benton, IL.  He preceded her in death on December 1, 1972.

 

Antoinette worked for many years, and later retired, as a cook from the Hotel Frisina and Raymond Café.  She was a devout member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and long-time member of the Catholic Daughters of America.  Antoinette was a polite, kind, and gentle soul that will be missed by all that had come to know her.  She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and enjoyed jigsaw puzzles in her spare time.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Bernard Joseph Painter, Jr.; daughter, Barbara Stadsholt; sons-in law, Mike Kelly and Dave Sheedy; daughter-in-law, Karen Painter; grandsons, Billy Stadsholt and Steve Painter; granddaughters, Gina Gilson and Kayla Bethard; great grandson, Christian Soland; great granddaughter, Alli Bethard; and brother, Lawrence Gioannini.

 

Antoinette is survived by her son, John D. Painter of Taylorville, IL; daughters, Rose Mary Gilson of Springfield, IL, Stella (husband, Tom) Boston of Charlotte, NC, Gloria (husband, Dave) Sheedy Mahan; daughter-in-law, Becky Painter of Morrisonville, IL; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and nieces, Carole (husband, Bob) Kindermann of Taylorville, IL, and Donna (husband, John) Records of Michigan.

 

Visitation & Funeral Mass: The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the
mass at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 108 W.
Adams St., Taylorville, IL 62568, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz, celebrant.

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

 

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Cancer Society, 675 E. Linton Ave., Springfield, IL 62703, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

 

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

 

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

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Geraldine "Geri" M. Myers

Geraldine “Geri” M. Myers, 98 of Springfield, formerly of Morrisonville, went to be with the Lord on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 7:15 a.m. at her home in Springfield, IL. She was born on December 30, 1920 in Christian County, the daughter of Henry and Lola Hertel. She married Nyle Myers in 1941 and he died in 1971. Mrs. Myers was a graduate of Morrisonville High School and Illinois Business College. She retired from SIU School of Medicine as a Medical Transcriptionist in 1994. She was a member of Calvary Church and Full Gospel Men’s Fellowship International and AARP.  Geri volunteered at Memorial Medical Centerand Hope Thrift Center.


She is survived by her Sons: Michael (Sandra) Myers of Taylorville, Mark (Brenda) Myers of Raymond, IL; Rev. Max (Nina) Myers of Georgia, Matthew (Vicki) Myers of Morrisonville, IL; Brother: Roger (Kris) Hertel of Georgia; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister: Pegge Vest.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Calvary Church 1730 West Jefferson Street Springfield. Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Church 1730 West Jefferson Street Springfield, with Rev. Jim Austin and Rev. Paul Rose officiating. Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery in Morrisonville, IL.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Church 1730 West Jefferson Street Springfield, Illinois 62702 or donor’s choice.


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


Please sign our online guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com

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Everett Johnson

Everett Johnson, 72 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Nokomis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Nokomis, IL. He was born on April 16, 1947 in Springfield, IL the son of Roy Larue and Helen (Lomprez) Johnson. Everett was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and he served in the Vietnam War. 


He is survived by his Long time companion Rhonda Reeter-Beck, Daugters: Jeri (Phil) Brown of Ft. Wayne, IN, Amanda (Dale) Henkes of Cresco, IA, Sons: Steven (Becky) Thompson of Athens, IL; Rodney (Kim) Johnson of Riverton, IL; fourteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; Step-Son: Dallas Beck of Taylorville; Brothers: Mondell Johnson of Middletown, IL; Frank Johnson of Sebring, FL and Jerry Johnson of Bloomington, IL. He was preceded in death by his Parents and 3 brothers.


Everett will be cremated and there will be no services.


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

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

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Virginia E Eller

Virginia E. Eller, 91 of Nokomis passed away on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1:39 p.m. at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL. She was born on June 26, 1928 in Christian County, IL the daughter of Vernie and Wilma (Boyd) Masters. She married Roy R. Eller Sr. on February 17, 1946 and he preceded her in death on December 18, 2005. Virginia was an avid bowler, played golf and she loved weekend cookouts with her family. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Nokomis, IL.
She is survived by her Sons: John “Bill” Eller of Nokomis, IL and Roy Raymond (Brenda) Eller Jr. of Litchfield, IL; Daughters: Carol Wright of Nokomis, IL; Penny (Jim) Hood of Shelbyville, IL; Grandchildren: Michelle Richardson, Chris Eller, David Hilt, Jeffrey (Kim) Hilt, Kayla Hilt, Kelsey (Dyllan) Goldsmith, Kenny Eller, Kurt (Sarah) Eller, Jimmy Hood, Jennifer (Kyle) Hood-Strum and Jerrica Hood; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Vernon, John, Loren and Omar; sister: Priscilla McDowell and grandson: Michael Hilt. 

 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Nokomis. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Nokomis with Rev. Roy Eller Jr. officiating. Burial will be held in Nokomis Cemetery in Nokomis, IL. Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements. 

 

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

 

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Kenneth Ray Ostermeier

Kenneth Ray Ostermeier, 73, of Edinburg, IL, passed away at 1:05 a.m. on Monday, August 14, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

 

Kenneth was born December 3, 1945 in Taylorville, IL, the son of William “Bill” and Corine (Dain) Ostermeier.  He married Millie Christopher at Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg, IL, and they had three sons together.

 

Kenneth graduated from Edinburg High School in 1963.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army, Big Red 1 Division during the Vietnam War, and received the Purple Heart and 2 Bronze Stars.  After his time in the service, Kenneth worked for over 20 years as a heavy equipment operator.  He was a life-long member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg, and a member of the Operating Engineers Local 965 in Springfield, IL.  He will be remembered for his strong character, and thoughtful, caring, and big personality.  Kenneth enjoyed playing guitar, riding his Harley, and spending time outdoors at the river and lake.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Troy Allen Ostermeier; granddaughter, Jade Marie Ostermeier; and great granddaughter, Alexis Marie Ostermeier.

 

Kenneth is survived by his sons, Charles Shayne Ostermeier and Kristen Lance Ostermeier, both of Edinburg, IL; grandson, Brenden Luke Ostermeier of Edinburg; siblings, Dale Ostermeier of Edinburg, IL, Janet (husband, Nelson) Stubbs of Henry, IL, and Barbara (husband, Jim) Mudd of Wichita Falls, TX; the mother of his children, Millie Christopher of Edinburg, IL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

Additional Visitation & Funeral Ceremony:  The family will receive guests from 11:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 205 N. Campbell St., Edinburg, IL 62531, with Rev. Gaylord Spilker officiating.

 

Interment with military honors will follow at Grove City Cemetery in rural Edinburg, IL.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to: Trinity Lutheran Church, 205 N. Campbell St., Edinburg, IL 62531.

 

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

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Francis Lacey

Francis Neil Lacey; 87 of Jonesville, South Carolina, formerly of Palmer, IL passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at his home in Jonesville. He was born in Arthur, Illinois on July 4, 1932 to Ruby Opal (Gibson) and Clyde Oscar Lacey. After graduating from Arthur High School in 1950 he enlisted into the United States Navy.  His enlistment encompassed the time period of the Korean War. After being honorably discharged he returned to Central Illinois.

 

It was in Decatur, Illinois that he had the opportunity to meet JoAnn Christian. These two fell in love and were married on February 18, 1957 in Hernando, Mississippi. This blissful union lasted 61 years until JoAnn’s death in December 2017.
After their marriage they moved to Palmer, Illinois and purchased a service station. The service station became a cornerstone of this small community which they owned and operated over 40 years. This business was not only a service station but a coffee shop, restaurant, and automotive repair facility where the world’s issues were discussed over a $.10 cup of coffee.


After retiring he moved to various locations to include Colorado, Tennessee and South Carolina.
Frank and JoAnn raised three children, their oldest child Cynthia Kay South lives with her husband Gary South in Jonesville, South Carolina. Cindy has two children Jason and Dustin Tull who also live in South Carolina. Jason and his wife Dawn have two children. Dustin and his wife Lacey have two children. Their second child, Brian Scott Lacey and his wife Jodi live in Fort Collins, Colorado. Brian has three children Chance, Brianna and Addison. Their youngest child, Bradley Neil Lacey and his wife Sheila live in Monroe, Tennessee.


Frank was preceded in death by his wife, mother and father as well as four brothers Bill, Vern, Ross and Morris (half -brother) and one sister Shirley.


Visitation will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home with Pastor Chad Foster officiating. The interment will be in the Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, Illinois.


Memorials may be made to the Leslie-Reddick American Legion Post #721 at 607 Rick St. Morrisonville, IL 62546


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

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

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Juanita Buckles

Juanita Buckles, 96 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 9:40 p.m. at Life’s Journey Senior Living Center in Taylorville, IL. She was born on July 21, 1923 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Joseph and Lucy (Likens) Hunt. She married Henry Raymond Buckles on March 22, 1941 in St. Charles, MO and he preceded her in death. 
She is survived by her daughters: Connie (Buckles) Oller of Taylorville, IL, Judy (Buckles) and husband Dave Hill of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Renee (Hill) and husband Steve Creek of Cerro Gordo, IL, Jonita (Oller) and husband Clayt Lemon of Butler, IL, Shelly (Hill) and husband Mike Bozarth of Bloomington, IL; nine great grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. she was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Raymond Hunt, Arthur Hunt, Chester Hunt; sisters: Roberta Sebben, Velma Muffick, Elizabeth Collins, Norie Hunt; and son in law Raymond Oller.


Visitation will be held on Friday, August 16, 2019 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with funeral service immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. with pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. 


Memorials may be made to Grace Baptist Church 900 Northern Ave. Taylorville, Illinois 62568


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


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

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Scott Eric Neal

Scott Eric Neal, 47 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 1:25 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born on May 14, 1972 in Springfield, IL the son of Glen and Janis Neal. He married April Shiree Miller on July 17, 1992 in Taylorville, IL. He was the owner and operator of Neal’s Termite and Pest Solutions and he was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles 1425. Scott enjoyed spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his Wife: April Neal of Taylorville, IL; Sons: Cory (Brittany) Neal of Taylorville, IL; Casey Neal of Taylorville, IL; Mason Neal of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Chelsea Neal of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Raylee Van slyke of Needville, TX; Kayden Neal of Taylorville, IL; Parents: Glen and Janis (Crabular) Neal; Sister: Kerry (Paul) Vaughn of Taylorville, IL; Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. 


Visitation will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Burial will be in Fairview Church Cemetery in rural Nokomis, IL. 


Memorials may be made for the benefit of Scott Neal at First National Bank 322 W Main Cross St, Taylorville, IL 62568.


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


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

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Melissa Diane Morgason

Melissa Diane Morgason, 45 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:48 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital  in Taylorville, IL. She was born on March 3, 1974 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Frederick and Diane (Wicker) DuBay. She married Chris Morgason in Taylorville, IL.

 
She is survived by her Husband: Chris Morgason of Taylorville, IL; Father: Fred DuBay of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Tonya DuBay, Shelly DuBay, Alexandrea DuBay, Ariel DuBay, Aspen DuBay, Alivia DuBay all of Taylorville and Hailee DuBay of Washington. She went to be with her mom Diane DuBay and grandparents Jess and Bernice Wicker.

 
Melissa will be cremated and there will be no services.


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

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Sharon Kay Rudolph

Sharon Kay Rudolph, 74 of Mt. Auburn, passed away at her residence at 9:00 a.m., Monday, August 12, 2019. Sharon was born on January 7, 1945 in Springfield, the daughter of John E. and Thelma L. (Vandyke) Smith of Edinburg.

    
Sharon loved riding her Harley, walking her dog, Pretty Girl, and enjoying her family.  She worked 10 years driving a school bus at Everest Transportation, and retired from SMTD after 27 years of service as a dispatcher, road supervisor, and finally as a superintendent of transportation. Sharon loved to dance, and never could resist getting up to do so. Her happy spirit will certainly be missed by those who knew and loved her.

 

Sharon is survived by her husband Tom, whom she wed in 1963; daughter: Shonte’ Knipfer, son: Daren Rudolph; sister: Jeanette (Curtis) Scheifinger, brother: David (Debbie) Smith, granddaughters: Rachel (Cory ) Knipfer, Krystal (Tim) Rudolph, and Cady Lou Knipfer, grandsons: Andrew, Camron, and Collin Knipfer, great-granddaughter: Georgia Rudolph, great-grandson: Emmet Quinn, former daughter-in-law: Cathy (Tony) Rudolph, several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, her sister: Ramona (Gary) Turner, granddaughter: Brittany Rudolph, grandson: Dylan Knipfer, and son-in-law: Daniel Knipfer.

 

Funeral service will be held at 10:00a.m. Friday, August 16, at McClure funeral Home, with Pastor Larry Lewis officiating. Interment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery in Buckhart. Visitation will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, also at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s or the Alzheimer’s Association, in lieu of flowers. McClure Funeral Home & Cremations Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Sharon, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Daniel Neal Fallin

Daniel Neal Fallin, 45, of Taylorville passed away at 5:30p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019.  He was born on November 29, 1973 in Albany, Georgia, the son of Ronnie Neal and Nancy M. (Polhamus) Fallin.  He married Kristina K Ahring on May 31, 1996 in Edwardsville.  He worked for ADM in Taylorville.  Danny adored his family and loved the time he spent with them. Together they enjoyed playing video games and also their time outside camping and fishing.

 
He is survived by his wife: Kristina Fallin; children: Dominic Fallin (Alix Barlow), Joseph Fallin, Olivia Fallin, and Charles Fallin all of Taylorville; grandson: Becker Fallin; parents: Ronnie & Nancy Fallin of Thomasville, Georgia; mother-in-law and father-in-law:  Micheal & Sharon Ahring of Edwardsville; siblings: April Jones (Joshua) of Glen Carbon, Michael Fallin of Glen Carbon, and Randall Fallin of Thomasville, Georgia; brother-in-law: Michael Ahring of Shipman; and niece: Marchyl Jones.


Danny will be cremated, and his family will host a celebration of life at a later time.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Danny, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  

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Eleanor Loyce Reed

Eleanor Loyce Reed, 86, of Morrisonville, IL, passed away at 1:05 p.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville, IL.

 

Eleanor was born April 7, 1933 in Gladewater, TX, the daughter of William B. and Sylvia (Lewis) Huddleston.  She was raised in Brownstown, IL where she graduated high school.  Eleanor attended Oklahoma State University, and worked for her family’s store, Huddleston’s General Store.  She married Warren P. Reed, and he preceded her in death.  Later she would drive a school bus for the Morrisonville Schools, and then retire from the State of Illinois where she worked as a secretary.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

 

Eleanor is survived by her children, Terry Held of Norman, OK, William (wife, Becky) Reed of Morrisonville, IL, Jill Medina of Norman, OK, Dee (husband, Paul) Held of Taylorville, IL, Robert “Bob” Reed of Edmond, OK, and Brad (wife, Shannon) Reed of El Reno, OK; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; sister, Barbara Bryant of Norman, OK; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cremation will be provided and a private graveside ceremony will be held at Morrisonville Cemetery.
 
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Morrisonville Ambulance, PO Box 641, Morrisonville, IL 62546.

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

 

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

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Catherine Ann Bonn

Catherine Ann Bonn, 61, of Taylorville passed away at 1:10a.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.  She was born on April 21, 1958 in Belleville, the daughter of James and Luan (Kumke) McKinney.  She married Danny Bonn on December 9, 1989 in the Christian Church in Blue Mound.  She and Danny were members of the Life Coast Church in Palm Coast, Florida.  Cathy was a homemaker and will always be remembered for her quick wit and great sense of humor.  She could brighten up any room she walked into with her sassy, feisty personality.  She was a talented crafter who loved to sew, paint, and crochet among many other crafting projects.  Above all Cathy loved her family, especially her many grandchildren.

 

She is survived by her husband: Danny Bonn of Taylorville; daughter: Sarah Young of Florida, Annie Halsema (Andrew) of Decatur, Ashley Ahrens (Melvin) of Greenview, and Kelly Coen (Joshua) of Mountain Grove, Missouri; 17 grandchildren; 5 sisters and 1 brother; step-father: John Stewart of Palm Coast, Florida; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.

 

In keeping with her wishes, Mrs. Bonn will be cremated, and no services will be held at this time.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Cathy, or condolences to her family, may be left online at www.mcclurefunerlhome.com.

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Judith A. Stanley

Judith A. Stanley, 79 of Pana passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 4:50 a.m. at Heritage Manor in Pana, IL. She was born on June 10, 1940 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Fritz and Waneta (Church) Radzimanowsky. She married Ralph Stanley on September 9, 1956 in Carbondale, IL and he preceded her in death on June 5, 2014.


She is survived by her Son: Bradley (Linda) Stanley of Pana, IL; Daughter: Belinda Shelly Patton of Pana, IL; Grandchildren: Eric Stanley, Aaron Stanley, Whitney (Jeremy) Lebon all of Pana, IL; Great-Grandsons: Trevor, Vincent and Nola Lebon; Sisters: Carole Durbin and Darlene Wilson both of Taylorville, IL and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.


Judy will be cremated and there will be no services. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

 

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN 38101-9908 


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


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

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Juanita Fern Cassidy

Juanita Fern Cassidy, 88 of Keysport, IL formerly of Nokomis, IL passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11:30 p.m. at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, MO. She was born on December 15, 1930 in Hillsboro, IL the daughter of Drexel and Romelta “Becky” (Beckmeier) Neisler. She married James Leo Cassidy on November 15, 1947 in Mayfield, KY and he preceded her in death on January 7, 2019. Juanita worked as a Farmwife and a CNA for 30 years at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Taylorville. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Nokomis, IL, LWML at Messiah Lutheran Church and Royal Neighbors.


Surviving are her Son: James Brad Cassidy of Nokomis, IL; Grandchildren: Jacqueline Sue Garvey (husband Mark) of Columbia, MO and Jason Leo Cassidy of St. Louis, MO; Great-Grandchildren: August Leo Garvey of Columbia, MO and Autumn Patricia Garvey also of Columbia, MO; Nieces and Nephews: Craig Cassidy, Karen (husband Ivan) Benning, Carol (husband Jim) Hempen and Cathy (husband Dave) Vincent, Becky Neisler and Drexel Neisler. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother: Myron Neisler and sister: Barb Caulk.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nokomis, IL. Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Nokomis with Pastor Bert Eickhoff officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery in rural Nokomis, IL.


Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church 204 N. Pine St. Nokomis, IL 62075 or LWML at Messiah Lutheran Church 1091 13th St, Carlyle, IL 62231.


Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

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Eugene Cockrahan

Eugene Cockrahan, 87, of Taylorville, IL passed into eternity on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Taylorville Care Center.

Eugene, known by most as “Geno”, was born July 7, 1932 at St. Vincent Hospital in Taylorville, the son of Mary Susan (Spears) and William H. Cockrahan.

 

Geno graduated from Taylorville High School, and went on to proudly serve our country in the United States Army during the Korean War, from 1950-1953.  His first job was at La Susa Shoe Shop, and then he would retire from Peabody Coal Mine No. 10 after several years. Geno will be remembered for his involvement in Memorial Day parades, as well as being honored as Grand Marshal in the Fourth of July Parade of 2011.  He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #73.

 

Geno was preceded in death by his parents; grandmother, Minnie Spears; two sisters Katherine “Kate” Hubbard and Beatrice “Bea” Mitchell; and his long-time companion, B. Louise Ray.

 

Surviving Geno to cherish his memories are two nieces, Sheila (Artis) Tang of CA, and Sharon (Hubbard) Willis of Forsyth, IL; three nephews, Wilbur “Jr.” Hubbard of TX, Richard Allen Hubbard of Forsyth, IL, and Carl Hubbard of Taylorville, IL; and many great and great-grand nieces and nephews.

 

The family would like to express a special thanks to the staff at Taylorville Care Center 
for the love and support given to him, as well as to Dr. Gill and the hospice team for their help making him comfortable. Thank you all, from Geno’s family. 23rd Psalms

 

Visitation and Funeral Ceremony:  The family will receive guests from 10:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 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, IL, with military honors provided by the American Legion Post #73, V.F.W. Post #4495, and the Department of Defense.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Legion Post #73, 110 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

Please visit http://www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Corliss Don Attaway

Corliss Don Attaway, 86 of Stonington passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. in his home in Stonington, IL. He was born on November 8, 1932 in Shreveport, LA the son of Corliss and Margie (Hardin) Attaway. He married Rita Sellers on November 6, 1998 in Nashville, TN. Corliss was a retired industrial engineer.


He is survived by his Wife: Rita Attaway of Stonington; Sons: Chris D. (Tina) Attaway; Joseph David (Karen) Attaway; Grandchildren: Lauren Attaway, Brooke (Nick) Ortego and Elizabeth (Addison) Sanders. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter: Diane Jones, grandson: Blake Jones and sister: Anice Hendleman.


Corliss will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at a later date.


Memorials may be made to the Stonington United Methodist Church Building Fund 304 N Elm St, Stonington, IL 62567 or Shadow Home 118 W Franklin St, Taylorville, IL 62568.


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


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

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Ralph James Fiaoni

Ralph James Fiaoni, 93 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 12:07 p.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born on June 13, 1926 in Kincaid, IL the son of Gabriel and Lenora (Giovagnoli) Fiaoni. He married his wife of 69 years, Joan A. Giovagnoli on June 3, 1950 in Taylorville, IL. Ralph retired as a foreman at CIPS after working for 36 years. He proudly served as Corporal in the 30th Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Infantry Division of the 7th Army World War II (1944-1946). During his time in the war he earned several decorations including a Purple Heart. When he returned from service, he became a member of the VFW Post #4495 in Taylorville, St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Taylorville Knights of Columbus.


He is survived by his Wife: Joan Fiaoni of Taylorville; Sons: John (Treva) Fiaoni of Taylorville; Dave (Laura) Fiaoni of Arlington , TX; Mike (Cathy) Fiaoni of Licking, MO; Grandchildren: Cory Fiaoni and Companion Amanda; Phillip (Emily) Fiaoni; Robert, Thomas and Gracie Fiaoni; Rebecca McNeal and Stanford McNeal Jr; Great-Grandchildren: Preston and Zayn; Sister: Betty Mazzotti; Sister-in-Law: Norene Dixon; Nephews Lynn Dixon, Gary and Larry Mazzotti; Nieces: Marlene Ladley and Jill Dixon. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brother: Angelo (Helen) Fiaoni; Brothers-in-Law: Don Mazzotti and Jack Dixon; Nephews: Rick Fiaoni and Scott Dixon.


Visitation will be held on Friday, August 9, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL with military graveside honors. 

 

Memorials may be made to VFW Post #4495 515 N West Ave, Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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

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Mary Smergl Bertucci

Mary Smergl Bertucci, 93 formerly of Taylorville, passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in Lisle, Illinois.  She was born on March 19, 1926 in Berwyn, Illinois, the daughter of John and Mary Smergl.  She married Joseph N. Bertucci on September 17, 1960 in Oak Park, Illinois and he preceded her in death on May 17, 2013.  Mary retired from Standard Oil Company. She moved to Florida with Joe and lived there for 25 years before moving back to Taylorville.  Mary was an avid golfer. She loved to fish, crochet, knit, bake and shop. A talented and loving soul who will be missed by all. Mary is survived by her daughter: Bonita B. Cockey of Tampa, Florida; 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; sister: Vlasta S. Egan of Spring Grove; sister-in-law: Peggy B. Mitchell of Taylorville; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son: Joseph W. Bertucci; and sister: Johanna S. Antos. 

 

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. 

 

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

 

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

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