Obits Archives for 2020-05

Donald I. Dunkirk

Donald I. Dunkirk, 82 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 3:50 p.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born on September 20, 1937 in Morrisonville, IL the son of Earl Ash and Opal Mae (Wilbur) Dunkirk. He married Shirley Basil on February 16, 1957 in Kincaid, IL and she preceded him in death on September 25, 2018. Don worked as a coal miner at Peabody Mine #10, he was a member of the United Mine Workers and he was an avid Ham Radio Operator.


He is survived by his Sons: Mike (Renee) Dunkirk of Edinburg, IL; Jim (Terra) Dunkirk of Springfield, IL; Daughters: Debbie (Leonard) Gesell of Taylorville, IL; Lori Lederbrand and Fiancé Michael Trent of Oakley, IL; Grandchildren: Leanne (Todd) Unger of Pleasant Hill, IA; Brandon (Brittani) Dunkirk of Troy, IL; Cody Dunkrik of Pontoon Beach, IL; Larry (PJ) Dunkirk of Niantic, IL; Jessica (David) Durbin of Hinesville, Ga; Matthew Dunkirk of Edinburg, IL; Justin (Jen) Dunkirk of Sherman, IL; Kami (Bralynn) Benning of Springfield, IL; Austin Dunkirk of Springfield, IL; Kailey (Teresa) Correa of Glendale Heights, IL; Allison Lederbrand of Taylorville, IL; Gracie Lederbrand of Taylorville, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Marissa Dunkirk, Olivia Unger, Stanton Dunkirk, Aurora Benning, Zoe Dunkirk, Dava Cartee, Autumn Gordon, Laya Gordon; Brother: Gary (Mimi) Dunkirk of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Shirley (Joe) Clark of Taylorville, IL; Ruth Canfield of Taylorville, IL; Judy McMillen of Springfield, IL, Linda Berriman of Taylorville, IL and Mary Ramey of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, wife, Son: Donald E. Dunkirk, Brothers: Dennis Dunkirk and Larry Dunkirk.    


Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Morrisonville Cemetery in Morrisonville, IL with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating.  


Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association 3816 Paysphere Circle Chicago, IL 60674-0001.  


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

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Melvin E. Lohse

Melvin E. Lohse, 90 of Mechanicsburg passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 3:00 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. He was born on April 20, 1930 in Prairie Town, IL the son of August and Pearl (Easter) Lohse. He married Linda Metz on August 24, 1953 in Pocahontas, AR and she preceded him in death on December 31, 2019. Melvin was a retired farmer, a member of Foursquare Church of Springfield, IL and he was a Baptist deacon. He was a member of the Builders of Eternity and World Changers, Rochester Masonic Lodge #0635 AF& AM, Ansar Shrine, and Scottish Rites.

 

He is survived by his Sons: Sons: Douglas (Debbie) Lohse of Decatur, IL; Melvin (Joyce) Lohse of Mt. Auburn IL; Richard (Charleen) Lohse of Decatur, IL; Daughter: Daughter: Beverly (Gary) Pope of Blue Mound, IL; Grandchildren: Jennifer, Jon, Jamie, Roxann, Michele, Kirby, Kaley and Kelsey; Sister: Hulda Sims of Arkansas; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son: Paul Lohse, 3 sisters and 4 brothers.

 

Graveside services will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Bethany Cemetery in rural Edinburg, IL with Pastor Mike Tozer 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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Michael Wilson

Michael Wilson, 56 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 2:47 p.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born on June 10, 1963 in Taylorville, IL the son of Eugene and Sue (Siegrist) Wilson. He married his former wife Pam Longden on August 28, 1989 in Taylorville, IL. Michael worked as an IT specialist for the State of Illinois. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the Taylorville American Legion Post # 73 and Locked and Loaded Gun Range. Michael was passionate about his family (especially his grandchildren) and friends and loved spending time watching the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Cardinals play ball. Michael’s love for 80’s music and dancing was infectious to everyone around. He would spend his weekends shooting trap and BBQing with family. 


He is survived by his Mother: Sue Wilson of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: BreAnne (Jeremiah) True of Taylorville, IL; Ashley (Aaron) May of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Halle, Payton, Jackson and Wyatt True; Ava Zeitler, Brooks May; Brother: Paul (Gwen) Wilson of Valmeyer, IL; Sisters: Michelle (Dave) Speagle of Taylorville, IL, Paula (Kevin) Lee of Taylorville, IL; Jeannie Masters of Taylorville; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, grandparents: Walter and Pauline Siegrist; and Henry and Evelyn Hornbuckle. 


Graveside services will be held on Monday, June 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville with Pastor Don Beetem officiating. There will be a celebration of life at a later date after the COVID-19 Sanctions are lifted.
Memorials may be made to VFW Post # 4495 515 N West Ave, Taylorville, IL 62568 or Taylorville Evangelical Free Church 319 S Washington 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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Mark Edward Hylton

Mark Edward Hylton, 62, of Morrisonville, passed away peacefully at 6:55 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020 at his residence, surrounded by his family.

 

Mark was born April 29, 1958 in Springfield, the son of David Francis and Phyllis Elaine (Pfoff) Hylton.  He graduated from Springfield Southeast High School in 1977, and went on to work for Pro Strip, in Springfield, for over 40 years, and serving as owner/operator for the past 3 years. He married Robyn Estabrook on September 23, 1995 at Lincoln Park in Springfield.  Mark’s passion was woodworking, and repairing furniture, but he loved throwing horseshoes.  He was a 3-Time State Horseshoe Champion, and the 2003 NHPA World Horseshoe Throwing Champion.  Most of all, Mark enjoyed his time spent with his boys.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Stephen and Andy Hylton; brother-in-law, Bill Brinkley; sisters-in-law, Sherie and Connie Hylton; and niece, Jamie Corpstein.

 

Mark is survived by his wife, Robyn Hylton of Morrisonville; sons, Caleb Flinn-Hylton of Taylorville, Robert (Shelbie Durbin) Hylton of Morrisonville, and Benjamin (Alexa) Hylton of Forks, WA; grandson, Lane Hylton; siblings, Michael (Kathy) Hylton of FL, Pamela Brinkley of Auburn, Matthew Hylton of Springfield, Greg (Robin) Hylton of McLeansboro, Rebecca (John) Wilson of Springfield, and Amy (Michael) Hayer of Springfield; sister-in-law, Jennifer Hylton of Springfield; brothers-in-law, Rich (Lorrie) Estabrook of Scottsdale, AZ, and Ron (Angie) Estabrook of Springfield; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 1, 2020 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville.  In keeping with CDC guidelines, only ten guests at a time will be allowed to visit with the family.

 

Mark will be cremated following the visitation, and a private family memorial ceremony will be held, followed by inurnment at Morrisonville Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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

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Charles Oran Shuff

Charles Oran Shuff, 85, passed away peacefully in his home and entered Heaven at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2020.  

 

Charles dedicated his life to his family and farming.  He was loved and admired by all who were blessed to know him.

 

Charles enjoyed mowing the greens at Oak Terrace Resort in Pana for 18 years after retiring from his farming career.  

 

He is survived by his loving wife, Irma Shuff of Tower Hill; siblings:  Winona Bolinger of Shelbyville and Robert (Jane) Shuff of Columbus, IN; children:  Diana (Jim) Bullock of Chatham, Scott (Gina) Shuff of Pana, Jeff (Carla) Shuff of Nokomis, Brooke (Dale) Hebenstreit of Ramsey, Jacob House of Centralia, Jason (Amber) House of Shelbyville and LeaAnn (Tony) Eller of Ramsey; grandchildren:  Stephanie (Thomas) Davis, Tyler (Sarah) Bullock, Staci Shuff, Tiffany Neal, Cory (Claudia) Shuff, Zach House, Austin Hebenstreit, Aubrey Hebenstreit, Lillee House, Adalynn House, Gracie Eller, Emma Eller and 12 great-grandchildren.

 

Charles was preceded in death by his father, Burl Shuff; mother, Mary (Ruch) Shuff; stepmother, Dorothy (Weakly) Shuff and his first wife, Lois (Trainor) Shuff.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family visitation will be held at Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville followed by a private family graveside service at Glenwood Cemetery with Reverend Steve Neville officiating on Monday, June 1, 2020.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family and sent to Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Charles Shuff, 302 W. Main St., Shelbyville, IL 62565.

 

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

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Tina Marie Tirpak

Tina Marie Tirpak, 53 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 4:15 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL. She was born on July 7, 1966 in Carlinville, IL the daughter of Albert and Brenda (Goodman) Hamm. She married James Garner Tirpak in 1984 in Blue Mound, IL and he preceded her in death on June 11, 2015. Tina worked as a home care giver. She loved to go Mushroom hunting, camping and fishing. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister.

She is survived by her Children: James Tirpak Jr. (fiancé Alexis Witty), Steven Tirpak both of Taylorville and Tasha Tirpak of Fairbanks, AK; Grandchildren: Cameron Stephens, Kollin Stephens, Christian Stephens, Zayanna Tirpak, Cayden Tirpak, Trenton Tirpak, Colton Tirpak, Isabelle Tirpak, Jenna Tirpak, Zander Tirpak; Brother: Albert Hamm of Taylorville, IL; Sisters: Sally Delahunt, Joyce Morrissey both of Taylorville, IL and Marsha (Jason) Long of Stonington, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her nephew: Harrison Doll.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions there will be a drive through visitation on Tuesday June 2, 2020 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Following the visitation Tina will be cremated and inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Wishes of the family C/O: Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568.

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

Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

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Agnes C. (Rennie) White

Agnes C. (Rennie) White, 96, of Normal (formerly of Taylorville) died on Sat. May 23, 2020 at Heritage Health in Normal. She was born on May 29, 1923, in Belvidere, Illinois to John and Florence Rennie.  On July 6, 1966, she married Kenneth White.  He preceded her in death on April 5, 2015.

She is survived by her children Janis (Jim) Skoog, Tucson, AZ; Rene’ (Monty) Keim, Normal, IL; Julia (Mike) Leopold, Edwardsville, IL; step-children Daniel White and Margie Ann Blair.  Twelve grandchildren Stacey (Jamie) Whitwood; Jacque (Ulysses) Celaya; Tony (Chris) Leopold; Todd Leopold; Jayson Keim; Joseph (Suzy) Keim; Stephanie White; Timmy (Kathy) White; Samantha (Ben) Gulley; Tanicka Vandenberg; Jackie Harig; Robert Blair and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Violet Gray, Santa Cruz, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, son Mark, step-son Timothy, sisters Florence and Marion, brother James.

Agnes was a beautician for many years and worked at the Christian County Farm Bureau for 15 years.  She was very active at the Taylorville Senior Center which was like her second home.  The family would like to thank Heritage Health for their excellent care.  Agnes was a little lady with a big personality and proud of her Scottish heritage.  She loved her family and will be greatly missed and never forgotten.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Agnes, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

 

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Mary Ellen Wernsing

Mary Ellen Wernsing, 81, of Springfield, formerly of Harvel, passed away at 9:40 a.m. on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

 

Mary Ellen was born February 21, 1939 in Springfield, the daughter of Everett and Ellen (McWard) Bails. She married Carroll Max Wernsing on August 28, 1960 in Morrisonville, and they later divorced.

 

Mary Ellen graduated from Lincolnwood High School in 1957, and went on to study music at Illinois Wesleyan. She was co-owner and operator of the Wernsing & Son Meat Locker, in Harvel, until 1987. Mary Ellen then worked for US Bank in Springfield for many years, before finally retiring from the State of Illinois Treasurer’s office. In her retirement years, she worked as a Mary Kay consultant. Mary Ellen was a long-time member of the Harvel Christian Church, where she played piano and organ for over 30 years.

 

Mary Ellen loved America and was very patriotic. She kept family informed of the current events within the state and federal governments. Mary Ellen was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and followed Illini Basketball. She enjoyed shopping for Christmas and birthday gifts, for family and friends, making selections that were “just right” for each individual. She loved cooking, finding new recipes, reading and sharing new ideas with others. Of all her talents and interests, one of her favorite pastimes was going out to eat with family and friends, celebrating special occasions, or just as an opportunity to visit.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Andrew Brown; and brother and sister-in-law, E. Richard and Deanna Bails.

 

Mary Ellen is survived by her daughter, Renee (husband, Stephen) Brown of Morrisonville; son, David (wife, Stephanie) Wernsing of Taylorville; grandchildren, Ethan (wife, Katie) Brown of Morrisonville, Alyssa (husband, SSG Matthew) Rever of Ft. Sill, OK, Leyton Brown of Urbana, PO2 Alexandria Wernsing of Jacksonville, FL, Anastasia Wernsing of Indianapolis, IN, Nicholas Wernsing of Taylorville, and Maria Wernsing of Taylorville; great grandchildren, Andrew and Tyler Brown, and Trenton and Adalyn Rever; nieces, Lisa (husband, Lynn) Waldeck of Farmersville, and Linda (husband, Curt) Poe of Sherman; and nephews, Steve Bails of Raymond, and Jim (wife, Annette) Bails of Springfield.

 

Graveside Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020 at Morrisonville Cemetery with Pastor James Jones officiating.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, 733 Third Ave. Suite 510, New York, NY 10017, or Loving Arms Pregnancy Center, 500 N. Walnut Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

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

 

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

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Earl "Sonny" Austin, Jr.

Earl “Sonny” Austin, Jr. 78, of Taylorville, passed away at 8:05 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

 

Sonny was born October 7, 1941 in Palmer, the son of Earl and Ivadell (Stahr) Austin, Sr.  He married Clara M. Wright on May 19, 1961 in Palmer, and they have enjoyed 59 years of marriage.

 

Sonny graduated from Morrisonville High School in 1959.  He worked for Oscar Mayer in Beardstown for 18 years, then worked as a district manager for Broadway Video, before retiring from International Paper.  Sonny was a proud Mason and Shriner, and was also a member of the Illinois Black Powder Association, United Mountain Cur Association, and Moose Lodge.  He was a family man, and loved to be doing anything outdoors with his children and grandchildren.  Whether it was hunting, fishing, boating, or riding and breaking horses, Sonny was interested.  He was instrumental in the reintroduction of wild turkey to Christian County, as well as the formation of Christian County’s National Wild Turkey Federation.  Sonny also enjoyed his time auctioneering, calling square dances, and raising and training hunting dogs. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Dawn Marie Austin; and sister, Sharon Austin.

 

Sonny is survived by his wife, Clara M. Austin of Taylorville; sons, Dane Austin and Garret (wife, Suzanne) Austin, both of Taylorville; grandchildren, Amanda (fiancé, Jason Chronister) Austin, Lacey Austin, Dalton Austin, Ben Passoni, and Adam Passoni, all of Taylorville; great grandchildren, Jadyn Chronister and MayCee Carron; sisters, JoAnn Dobyns, Vicky Austin, and Norma (husband, Gene) Anderson, all of Taylorville; and several nieces and nephews.

Private family ceremonies will be held.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to: Illinois Wildlife Preservation Fund, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702.

 

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

 

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

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LaVerne Wilma Bertucci

LaVerne Wilma Bertucci, 91 of Taylorville, passed away at 7:10p.m. on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  She was born on March 30, 1929 in Morrisonville, the daughter of William and Gladys (Goven) Durick. Following the passing of her parents, she was raised by Mr. & Mrs. D.E. Woodward.  She married Eugene “Sonny” Bertucci on August 28, 1949 at the Methodist Church in Taylorville.  LaVerne previously worked at Walker 5 &Dime, S.F. Spurling Insurance, and at Morton’s Drug Store.  She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church where she enjoyed being a part of many bible studies.  LaVerne was also a member of the Royal Neighbors, P.T.A., and was on the prom court in high school.  Sonny and LaVerne loved to dance throughout the years and could clear the dance floor while entertaining the crowd.  Together they enjoyed traveling to scenic and historic locations and attended countless fairs and festivals selling musical tins that they made through their business named Mom’s Follys.  LaVerne was a gifted artist and writer who loved many kinds of artwork, coloring, and penning and submitting poems.  


She is survived by her husband: Sonny Bertucci of Taylorville; children: Tom Bertucci (Sandy) of Nauvoo and Angela Bertucci of Peoria; grandchildren: Andrianna Bertucci (Donna), Joseph Bertucci (Kimberly), and Natalie Jamieson (Michael); great grandchildren: Caroline Bertucci, and Jaden, Olivia, and Ashlyn Hellman; sister: Mary Alice Fuller of Collinsville; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and adoptive parents and brothers: Bernard Woodward and Willard Woodward.


LaVerne will be cremated, and a family memorial service will be held at 11:00a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at McClure Funeral Home with Rev. Becky Lembke officiating.  Friends are invited to join the family for a graveside committal service at 11:30 on Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Taylorville First United Methodist Church.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of LaVerne, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  

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Gene Edward Yonker

Gene Edward Yonker, 83 of Taylorville, passed away at 6:15a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2020 in his home.  He was born on January 26, 1937 in Taylorville, the son of Homer Clyde and Dorothy Loraine (Kuntzman) Yonker.  He married Wilneta Marie Lamb on February 9, 1957 in the 1st Baptist Church in Taylorville.  Gene retired from the ComEd power plant in 2002.  He was a member of Grace Baptist Church.  Gene had a passion for boating, not only spending time on the water, but also working on antique boat motors as a member of the Antique Outboard Motor Club.  He was gifted with his hands, he enjoyed tinkering with anything and building.  He has a heart for animals of all kinds.  Above all, he loved his family and was devoted to them.  


He is survived by his wife: Wilneta Yonker of Taylorville; daughters: Barbara Barra (Tom) of Taylorville, Susan L. Whittaker of Kincaid, and Cheryl D. Martin of Taylorville; grandchildren: Angela Gonzalez, Heather Alwerdt, Kara Yonker, Lauren Tyler, Cody Pugsley, Chad Pugsley, David Whittaker, and John Martin; 6 great grandchildren; and brothers: Darrell Yonker of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Stephen Yonker of Palmer, Alaska, and Paul Yonker of Divernon. He was preceded in death by his parents; son: Michael Gene Yonker; granddaughter: Lisa Marie Yonker; and sister: Amanda Vedas.


Gene will be cremated, and a private family graveside service will be held Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Rev. Gerald McPhillips officiating.  Memorials may be made to the Christian County Animal Control.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Gene, or condolences to his family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Ruby Faye Kalka

Ruby Faye Kalka, 92 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 5:40 a.m. at her home in Taylorville, IL. She was born on August 8, 1927 in Edinburg, IL the daughter of William Arthur and Mary Elizabeth (Condor) Phillips. She married Alex Kalka on September 20, 1945 in Pana, IL and he preceded her in death on December 27, 2006. Ruby worked as a telephone operator for Illinois Consolidated and Illinois Bell. She was a member of the VFW Post #4495 Auxillary.

 

She is survived by her Sons: Alex “Chip” Kalka Jr. of Taylorville, IL; Stephen Eric (Leanna) Kalka of Mt. Pulaski, IL; Grandchildren: Rachel Stroud and Edwin Kriegel; Great-Grandchildren: Elizabeth Collins and Joshua Stroud; Great-Great Granddaughter: Elliot Geriets; Sister: Maybelle Christian of Pana, IL; Sister-in-Law: Martha Phillips of Kincaid, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Laverne, Eugene, John and Bernard Phillips, Leo and Jim Thomas; Sister: Pearl Moomey.

  
Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Inurnment will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery at a later date.


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 online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

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George Rhoads Jamison

George Rhoads Jamison, 91, of Taylorville, Illinois passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield, Illinois.  He was born on April 15, 1929 in Taylorville, the fifth child of James Calvin and Editha Marie (Rhoads) Jamison.  Editha died when George was three, and he was raised by his maternal grandmother, Anna Rhoads, until her death 7 years later.  She instilled a sense of duty and responsibility, and he often spoke of them sharing their meals with hobos who he enjoyed visiting with around a campfire.  She also taught him to enjoy good food.  Dark German bread and a thermos of coffee were his school lunch.  She also mandated his attendance at the Presbyterian Church. After her death, he grew up in the care of his sister, Jenny, his aunt Georgia (Rhoads) Morris, and a good many neighbors on West Park Street in Taylorville.  

 

In about 1942 his father remarried and relocated to Edinburg, compelling his youngest son under duress to move.  The move was fortuitous as it enabled George to meet the love of his life, Helen Lorraine Kauerauf.  They were married in 1946, and to the time of his death, a marriage that spanned nearly 74 years.  The marriage produced two sons, George Frank and David Mark Jamison, born in 1946 and 1954, respectively.  During their years in Edinburg they lived next to Helen’s parents, Frank and Clella (Huffman) Kauerauf, resulting in close relationships with their two grandsons and Helen’s siblings.  George was especially drawn to Helen’s mother whom he treated as the mother and grandmother he had lost.  George and Helen took Clella into their home after Frank died until the end of her life.  In 1969, George and family relocated back to Taylorville.

 

George’s entire work life was devoted to the Jamison Plumbing and Heating business, started by his father.  He succeeded his father in ownership in 1964, and later transferred the business to his son, David, who continued the business until his retirement in 2017 when the business was closed after 98 years of operation.  George also served for many years on the Board of Directors of First National Bank in Taylorville, including as Board Chairman.

 

George was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church of Taylorville, and the Edinburg Methodist Church during their tenure in Edinburg.  He assumed several leadership roles over many years.

 

George was proceeded in death by his parents, James Calvin (1886-1964) and Editha Marie (Rhoads) (1890-1933); two sisters, Harriet Ann (1914-1929) and Jenny Loraine Davidson (1919-1999); and two brothers James Calvin (1917-1994) and John Edward (1924-1999).  

 

George was always very supportive and devoted to Helen.  He encouraged her to attain her teaching degree after raising their two boys, which resulted in many years as a kindergarten and first grade teacher in the Taylorville system.  She often remarked that teaching was her first love after her family.

 

George and Helen especially enjoyed travel throughout the United States and England.  They loved their grandchildren and built many lasting memories with them.  They took grandkids on many memorable trips including national parks, Williamsburg, VA, etc.  George in particular was known for making and eating ice cream, and often taking the grandkids for ice cream…or donuts.  He enjoyed good food, and Helen was an extraordinary cook.  Many memorable meals resulted.  George was an excellent dishwasher.

 

George’s love for Helen was never wavering, and he devoted the last years of his life to caring for her as her health declined.  He was fiercely protective of her, and consistently sacrificed himself as her loving care giver until his own health intervened and took him out of their home.

 

George is survived by Helen of Taylorville (Life’s Journey); sons George (Mary Lou Goodpaster) of Libby, Montana, and David (Joyce) of Taylorville.  Grandchildren (George)- Daniel Wesley (Susan) and Cameron and Caden of Woodbury, Minnesota; Matthew Cameron (Cristina) and Catherine and Claire of Orlando, Florida; and Ann Elyse Jamison (Phil O’Neill) and Desmond of Madison, Wisconsin.  Grandchildren (Dave)- Nicholas David (Jane) and Lillian and Claire of Westerville, Ohio, and Megan Claire of Taylorville.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews who have graciously been providing support for both Helen and George as their health declined.

 

Funeral arrangements are being handled by McClure Funeral Home.  Given the pandemic restrictions, a private family service will be conducted with internment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville to follow.  A community memorial service will be planned when conditions permit.  Memories and condolences may be shared on the McClure website, or sent to the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in George’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church of Taylorville.

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Daniel Robert Campbell

Daniel Robert Campbell, 89 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL. He was born on March 24, 1931 in Albany, KY the son of Lowell and Maggie Hansom (Bilbrey) Campbell. He married Twila Elder on February 1, 1951 in Mt. Auburn, IL. Daniel retired as a Foreman at Grigoleit in Decatur, IL. He was a member of Berea Christian Church in Niantic, IL.
He is survived by his Wife: Twila Campbell of Mt. Auburn, IL; Sons: Dennis (Tammy) Campbell of Illiopolis, IL; Randy (Wendi) Campbell of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Sharon (Larry) Werve of Mt. Auburn, IL; Peggy (Mark) Coffey of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Rana Werve, Kyle Werve, Brandi Clayton, Kara McCullough, Rian Campbell, Erin Horne, Hillary Danenberger, Joshua Campbell; Sixteen Great-Grandchildren; Sister: Beulah Bilbrey of Illiopolis, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers. 
Due to the COVID-19 Graveside Services will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL with Pastor James Jones officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 1100 N. Bethesda, MD 20814.  
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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Eleanor M. DeRochi

Eleanor M. DeRochi of Taylorville passed away Thursday night at 10:40 p.m. at Heritage Manor in Pana.  She was born in Alberta, Canada on May 7, 1921 and just observed her 99th birthday last week. 
She was one of nine children of Harley and Albertina Wilcox, who immigrated to Illinois in 1923 and settled in the Stonington, Assumption, Moweaqua and Blue Mound area, and she graduated from Assumption High School.  
She married Geno DeRochi on June 5, 1948 and they were married 65 years before his death on September 5, 2013.  She worked at Morton's Drug Store at the cosmetics counter mixing face powder.  When the children were born, she was a stay-at-home mom and homemaker, where she enjoyed sewing and crocheting, canning and baking.  She made cookies almost every week for the stylists at the hair salon and provided food on a regular basis for elderly neighbors and friends. She also enjoyed and looked forward to watching and taking care of her grandchildren. Elly was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville where she always looked forward to helping with the annual Holiday Bazaar.
She is the mother of Debbie Amling of rural Tower Hill, Phillip (Kriss) of Taylorville, Gina Thoele of Cantrall and Barb (Fred) Snodgrass of Taylorville. Granddaughters are Rochelle DeRochi, Elisha (Brandon) Schnieders, Stacie (Glenn) Sherman and Emily Thoele. Four great-grandsons are Jamieson and Gavin Schnieders and Aiden and Wyatt Sherman. Step-grandchildren are Will Goebel, Brian Snodgrass, Steven Snodgrass and Laura Thomas. Step great-grandchildren are Guiseppe Goebel and Carmela Goebel and Liam Thomas, Bexley Thomas, Hadley Snodgrass, Hudson and Holden Snodgrass, and Bodhi Snodgrass. She is also survived by two brothers, Jim (Joyce) Wilcox of Pana and Elmer Dean “Ambie” (Mae) Wilcox of Selma, Alabama; and one sister, Betty Wood of Quincy.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive. 
Elly was preceded in death by her husband, twin daughters in infancy, parents, and brothers, Charles and Ernie, and sisters: Lillian Johnson, Eileen Daykin Page, and Clara Mills; niece Susan Mills; step-grandchildren: Natalie Goebel and Jereme Goebel; and son-in-law Rob Amling. 
Private family graveside services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  The Rev. Terrence E. O'Brien will officiate. Memorials in honor of Eleanor DeRochi may be made to: Quad County Hospice, 8 Huber Street, Pana, IL 62557 or Taylorville Food Pantry, 1429 East Main Cross, Taylorville, IL  62568.
Arrangements by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home 2801 N Monroe St, Decatur, IL 62526. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.moranandgoebel.com. 

 

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Charles J. Garner

Charles J. Garner, 92 of Taylorville, passed away at 1:15p.m. on Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Taylorville Care Center.  He was born on September 20, 1927 in Roodhouse, the son of Charles H. and Gertrude M. (Greenwalt) Garner.  Chuck was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He married Joann Smith on Easter Sunday in 1952 at the Taylorville Christian Church.  Chuck began his working career as a boilermaker for the C&IM railroad before working at Allis Chalmers.  He retired after working for Allied Van Lines for over 35 years.  Chuck was an avid outdoorsman, he loved to hunt, fish, and run the rivers on his boat.  He was a founding member of the Taylorville Rifle Club and gave back to his community by being a founding member of the Taylorville Underwater Search and Rescue Team.  He was also a member of the VFW and the American Legion.  

 

He is survived by his wife: Joann Garner; daughter: Susan Jackson, husband Alan; and grandson: Blake Garner Jackson, wife Melanie; and great-granddaughter: Charlotte Jackson all of Taylorville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and sisters: Eleanor Kammerer and Chloe Waller.    

 

Chuck will be cremated, and a graveside memorial service will be held at 10a.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Bill Kerns officiating.  Memorials may be made to Davis Memorial Christian Church, Christian County Animal Control, or American Legion Post 73.

 

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

 

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

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Wendell Orrin Nash

Wendell Orrin Nash, age 94, of Peoria, Illinois, died and went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 10:12 p.m. He resided at Buehler Home at the time of his death.
He was born on February 8, 1926 to Orrin and Mary Nelle (Hanauer) Nash of Sharpsburg, Illinois. He married Julia Lee Hudson on August 14, 1954. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters: Julianne Gaston (Mark) of Marietta, GA and Laura (Pilcher) Adcox (Tim) of Marietta, GA; and four grandchildren: Andrew Gaston (Jessica), Aaron Gaston (Megan) of Marietta, GA, Kalyn Pilcher of Colorado Springs, CO, and Kyle Pilcher of Nashville, TN. Also surviving are two brothers: Harlan Eugene Nash of Godfrey, IL and Donald Nash of Hightstown, NJ, and one sister: Margaret (Marlou) Boggs of Springfield, IL. His family was important to him and he loved the time he spent with them. 
He attended Sharpsburg Elementary School and Edinburg High School. After graduating from high school, he served as an aviation cadet in the Army Air Corps for two years. He graduated from Bradley University in 1950 with a degree in Business Administration. After graduating from Bradley University, he was employed as an assistant manager at Household Finance in Alton, IL and St. Louis, Mo and later as an accountant for Pillsbury Mills in Springfield, IL. In 1955, he began his Caterpillar career in Decatur, IL where he soon became a part of a new department called Data Processing. In 1969, he was transferred to Peoria where he was a System Analyst in the Data Processing department until his retirement in 1985. 
Wendell loved the Lord and spent much of his time serving his Lord and others. As a young adult, he and his preacher friend organized and held monthly Youth for Christ rallies in Christian County. At Faith Baptist Church in Decatur he was a deacon, Sunday School superintendent, and church moderator. He was a Sunday School teacher and elder at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. He was a member of the State Board of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Illinois for over 60 years and served as its treasurer for 40 years. In 2012, he was named Board Member Emeritus of Child Evangelism Fellowship and remained active until his death. He was on the International Board for CEF, Inc. for 9 years. He was the treasurer of the Camp Good News Committee for over 40 years and was business manager for several years. He was an active member of the West Peoria Camp of the Gideons International.  
He and his wife went on two mission trips. In 1983, they went with a work team to the island of Guadeloupe where he helped renovate and paint a boys' dormitory. In 1985, he and his wife spent three months in Cypress where they lived with friends who were missionaries in the Middle East. While there, he installed and programmed their first computer system. 
He served his community in a number of ways. He tutored at the Glen Oak school, served as an election judge, and volunteered at the Peoria Christian Center. He was honored to receive the Peoria Christian Center's "Faithful Servant" award in 2007.
After he retired, he and his wife bought a motor home and traveled throughout the United States. They used his love for photography to document their travels and were happy to share their memories with others. As a result of their travels, they developed and presented a patriotic slide show depicting all of the state capitols with accompanying scenes typical of each state. This has been shown to a number of church groups, civic clubs and nursing centers. 
He was a member of Caterpillar Campers Club and served as its treasurer. He enjoyed their monthly trips and companionship. He enjoyed sports. He played high school basketball. He was a fast ball pitcher. for his hometown team. He played golf and bowled in the Caterpillar leagues. He also bowled at the Christian Center. 
A private family graveside service will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with sons-in-law pastors Mark Gaston and Tim Adcox officiating. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Illinois, 708 E. Archer, Peoria, IL 61603 or: CEF, Inc., PO Box 348, Warrenton, MO 63383. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Wendell or condolences to his family may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.
 

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JoAnn Marie Warren

JoAnn Marie Warren, 58 of Taylorville, passed away at 7:37p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital E.R.  She was born on January 11, 1962 in Taylorville, the daughter of Gordon R. and Mary Ellen (McKinney) Leach.  JoAnn worked as a care giver for many years, most recently for Addus HomeCare.  She enjoyed reading, especially the bible, and had many pets over the years that she loved dearly.  JoAnn enjoyed attending car shows with Harry.  Together they enjoyed taking country cruises, appreciating old architecture and the changing of the landscape.  More than anything, JoAnn loved her grandchildren and spending time with them.  


She is survived by her long-time companion: Harry Allen of Taylorville; children: Elizabeth Keto (Brian) of Decatur, Lindsey Warren (Don Felton) of Taylorville, Anthony Warren (Katie) of Decatur, and Charles Warren of Taylorville; step-children: Dustin Allen (Toni) and Misty Tennant (Mike) both of Taylorville; grandchildren: Emma Keto, Devin Oller, Alexis Felton, Logan Felton, Seth Allen, Haley Allen, Madison Allen, Chaz Allen, McKenzie Allen, Bjorn Warren, and Waylon Warren; great grandchildren; brother: Thomas Leach (Sondra) of Olney; sister: Carol Casner (Greg) of Herrick; and several nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents and nephew: Jeremy Morgan.


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

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Roberta Jane (Smothers) Stout

Roberta Jane (Smothers) Stout, 77 of Pawnee passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 8:32 a.m. at Northwest Community Hospital with her loving daughter by her side. She was born on March 21, 1943 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Boehme) Smothers. She married Dallas C. Stout Jr. on October 7, 1962 in the Pawnee Presbyterian Church. Roberta was an active member of the community. She worked for 21 years as a library aide at the Pawnee Community Schools and enjoyed taking many a ticket at the football and basketball games. She was also a 50-year plus member of the Pawnee Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and she was a former advisory board member for the Pawnee Assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.  

 

She is survived by her Husband: Dallas C. Stout Jr. of Pawnee, IL; Daughter: Sheila Stout of Arlington Heights, IL; Sisters: Betty (Larry) Sutton of Taylorville, IL and Bonnie Hart of Decatur, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Uncle: Elmer Boehme, Daughters: Catherine Louise and Darla Sue Stout; her Brother: Charles Edward Smothers and Brother-in-Law: John Hart.

 

Due to the COVID-19 there will be a private family visitation at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the Chatham Community Cemetery in Chatham, IL with Pastor Chuck Kurfman officiating.

 

Memorials may be made to Sunshine Assembly #114 IORG, or Pawnee Chapter #436 OES, or Pawnee Food Pantry or the Pawnee United Methodist Church.

 

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

 

Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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Rocky Moore Sr.

Rocky Moore Sr., 71 of Taylorville, passed away at 10:14p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in his home surrounded by his family.  He was born on October 9, 1948 in Springfield, the son of Robert I. and Edna L. (Merriman) Moore.  He married Sharon K. Fecho on March 6, 1970 in Springfield.  Rocky was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.  In honor of his service to our country, he was presented the Purple Heart and Bronze Star, among others.  Rocky worked for the city of Taylorville for 39 years, serving as the Lake Superintendent for many years and retired as the Director of Public Works.  Following his retirement, he also served as a City Alderman.  Rocky was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed rides on his golf cart and motorcycle.  He loved working outside, especially mowing, and was always eager to lend a helping hand to a friend or neighbor.  During his retirement years he enjoyed the many hours spent drinking coffee with his friends at the Spring Garden restaurant.  He had a love for animals, especially his cats, and more than anything he was dedicated to his family, especially his grandchildren.  

 

He is survived by his wife: Sharon Moore; son: Brian Moore (Stacey Barlow); grandchildren: Brittany Moore (Ryan Crews) and Damon Moore (Mikayla Bell); and special friend: Davey Howell all of Taylorville; brothers: Bill Moore (Wilma) and Jim Moore; sisters: Leanna Tipsword and Carolyn Seymour all of Mt. Auburn; sisters-in-law: Joyce Jett of Taylorville Edith Moore of Mt. Auburn, and Lisa Fecho (Jerry Gull) of Wayne, Arkansas; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins including Buck Moore of Palmer.  Rocky was preceded in death by his parents; son: Rocky Moore Jr.; brothers: Robert Moore and Frank Moore; brothers-in-law: Jerry Seymour, Bob Tipsword, and Joe Fecho; and mother and father-in-law: John and Mildred Fecho.

 

Rocky will be cremated and a graveside service with veteran’s honors will be held at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Memorials may be made to the Christian County Animal Control.

 

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

 

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

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Owen Henry Harper Jr.

Owen Henry Harper Jr., 92 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 10:05 p.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 14, 1927 in Dayton, KY the son of Owen Henry and Althea Elna (Foster) Harper Sr. He married JoAnn Orr on December 4, 1948 in The Taylorville Free Methodist Church Parsonage in Taylorville, IL. He worked as a module operator at Firestone. He was a life member of the VFW Post #4495, American Legion Post #73 and Moose Lodge #1516 in Taylorville and Taylorville Christian Church. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy during WWII and he also served in the U.S. Army.


He is survived by his Wife: JoAnn Harper of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Kathleen (Ray) Richards of Taylorville, IL; Marilyn (Christopher) Sturek of Bailey, CO; Grandchildren: Melony (Wharton) Dorton of Taylorville, Mirka Sturek of Durango, CO, Braden Sturek of Boulder, CO; Great-Grandchildren: Mia Dorton and Tyler Dorton; Brother: John “Butch” Harper of Assumption, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers: Wilbern, Glenn, James, Donald and Eddie Harper.

  
Due to COVID-19 There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Pastor James Jones officiating. 


Memorials may be made to the Taylorville Christian Church Expand Initiative 1124 N. Webster 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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Danielle Lee Coady-Johnson

Danielle Lee Coady-Johnson, 42 of Taylorville passed away in her home on Friday, May 1, 2020.  Dani, as her family referred to her, was born on June 7, 1977 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Mark T. and Debra J. (Delinsky) Coady. Dani graduated from Taylorville High School in 1995.  She loved the Chicago Cubs, family, and baking.

 

She is survived by her children: Keston Baxton (companion Lexie Hartle), Kiya Baxton, Leeah Coady-Tucker, and Coady Johnson; father: Mark T. Coady and wife Joanne; mother: Debbie Delinsky; sisters: Jennifer Coady (companion Lonnie Scott) and Elizabeth Coady; brothers:  Johnathon Coady, Matthew Coady, and Joshua Shapiro; grandchild: Montrell Baxton; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and her beloved rescue Pit, Romeo.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents: John J. & Shirley Coady and Tony & Doris Delinsky; and infant brother: Jason Coady.


Private family graveside services will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville and the family will host a celebration of Dani’s life at a later date.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memorials may be left to the family to help with funeral expenses.  Memories of Dani, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  

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Julie Ann Hamm

Julie Ann Hamm, 65 of Grove City, passed away at 8:55a.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2020 in her home.  She was born on February 19, 1955 in Pinckneyville, Illinois, the daughter of James A. and Dorothy M. (Collebrusco) Wilks.  She married Joseph Martin Hamm on January 1, 1998 in Tovey.  Julie worked for over 30 years for the Christian County Mental Health Association as a direct service provider.  Previously she worked several years as a bus driver for Smith Bus Service and at the Dekalb chicken farm.  Julie enjoyed reading, doing word puzzles and her puppies, but most of all she loved her family, especially her many grandchildren.  

 

She is survived by her husband: Joe Hamm of Grove City; children: Wendy Snow (Shannon) of Lima, Ohio, Justin Heberling of Langleyville, Lara Tippitt (Walter) of Mt. Auburn, Brandon Hamm of Chatham, and Carl Hamm (Timari Tucker) of Mt. Auburn; grandchildren: Quintin Tippitt (Lydia Fixal), Blake Tippitt, Michael Snow, Joseph Hamm II, Trevor Snow, Grace Heberling, Alyssa Braun, Ethan Snow, Lydia Heberling, Nathaniel Hamm, Drayven Hamm, Camille Heberling, and Iris Heberling;  brother: Jamie Wilks (Ruth) of Taylorville; and an uncle, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents.  

 

Julie will be cremated, and a private family graveside service will be held in the Grove City Cemetery on Thursday, May 7, 2020 with Michael St. Louis officiating.  Memorials in Julie’s honor may be made to the Christian County Mental Health Association.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Julie, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Harry W. Elliott

Harry W. Elliott, 89, of Mt. Auburn, IL passed away on April 30, 2020 at 5:58 AM. He was born on June 24, 1930, in Decatur, IL, the son of Harry R.and Edna (Kaylor) Elliott. He married Mary Alice Vincent on April 14, 1951 in Mt. Auburn, IL. Harry enjoyed farming for many years and was a member of the Taylorville Christian Church in Taylorville.  
Harry is survived by his Wife: Mary Elliott of Mt. Auburn, IL; Daughters: Rebecca (Russ) Winans of Mt. Auburn, IL; Beth (Daniel) Simmons of Mt. Auburn, IL; Bonnye (Michael) Patton of Mechanicsburg, IL; Grandchildren: Joshua (Ann) Winans, Jacob (Laura) Winans, Nathan (Gia) Simmons, Katrina (Gary) Rexroad, Cassandra (Chris) Melton, Charissa (Dennis) Reed, Caitlin Patton and Calla Patton; Great-Grandchildren: Kaylor, Lauren, Madelyn, Toby, Tucker and Ty Winans; Grant and Adelyn Simmons, Kendall, Karlee and Elliott Rexroad; Hunter, Chazity and Austin Melton; Andrew, Morgan and Wyatt Walden; Twin brother: Harold W (Judy) Elliott of Warrensburg, IL; Sisters-in-Law: Dorothy Moffett of Stonington, IL; Dixie Vincent of Mt. Auburn, IL; Many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. 


He was preceded in death by his Parents, Step-Mother: Vera Elliott, Granddaughter: Courtney Patton and Brother: Ralston K. Elliott. 


There will be a graveside service on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Mt. Auburn Cemetery with Pastor James Jones officiating.


Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter or Taylorville Christian Church 1124 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568 or to the Mt. Auburn Fire Department 365 W. Arch St. Mt. Auburn, Il 62547.


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


Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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