Obits Archives for 2020-08

Roy Ginger

Roy Curtis Ginger, 60 of Taylorville, passed away at 4:13a.m. on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital E.R. He was born on February 13, 1960 in Taylorville, the son of Roy and Cora Sue (Hughes) Ginger.  He married Elizabeth Durbin on December 13, 1980 in Taylorville.  Curt previously worked as a mechanic, bartender, and in construction.  He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing any chance he had.  He loved birds, including parrots, macaws, and cockatoos, and raised many as pets throughout his life.  More than anything he loved his family, especially his children and grandchildren, and cherished all the time he spent with them.
He is survived by his wife: Elizabeth Ginger of Taylorville; father: Roy Ginger of Pana; children: Greg Matthews (companion, Casie), Jeremy Ginger (companion, Amanda), Sarah Clayton (companion, Elizabeth), Roy Charles Ginger, Justin Ginger (companion, Mary) and Mikiyah Ginger, all of Taylorville; 12 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and one expected soon; siblings: Terry Ginger (Keri) of Morrisonville, Carrie Milligan (Mark) of Taylorville, Sheila Russell (Mike) of Highland, Danny Ginger (Susie) of Pana, David Ginger of Pana, and Gary Ginger of Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his mother; brother: Robert Ginger; niece: Brenda Sylvester; and mother and father-in-law: Sadie and Charles Barnes.
Mr. Ginger will be cremated and the family will host a celebration of life at a later date.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Curt, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com. 

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Shirley Ann Robertson

Shirley Ann Robertson, 63, of Taylorville, passed into eternity at 6:29 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

Shirley was born December 1, 1956 in Aberdeen, MS, the daughter of M.C. and Martha Lee (Randle) Robertson.  She married Desi Tatum in Chicago, and he preceded her in death.

Shirley was strong and independent, and everyone always knew what was on her mind.  She loved singing and dancing, and having a good time.  Shirley loved life, and she devoted her life to her children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, L.C. Shelton and James Robertson.

Surviving Shirley to cherish her memories are her children, Sharon Ann Robertson of Chicago, Anthony Ray (wife, Amy) Robertson of Indianapolis, IN, Therese Ann (Brandon) Robertson of Bloomington, and Desiree Ann (Daniel Shelby) Robertson of Taylorville; grandchildren, Deandre, Freddy, and Brianna Robertson, Danielle and Denzel Sears, Heaven and Kiana Robertson, Tyrone Anthony Orlando Morris, and Jovon and Danielle Shelby; a host of great grandchildren; siblings, Rosie May, David Lee, Adrian, Andrew, Calvin, Alberta, and Kennedy F. Shelton; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Private family memorial services will be held with Rev. Tiney Walker officiating.

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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Philip Cearlock

Philip Ray Cearlock, 65, of Hillsboro, formerly of Taylorville, passed away at 7:14 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Philip was born November 27, 1954 in Taylorville, the son of Eugene F. and Twila Mae (Greer) Cearlock.  He graduated from Taylorville High School, and went on to work for May Township for over 25 years.  Philip enjoyed leatherwork in his free time.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Harold Cearlock.

Philip is survived by his sisters, Marcia Hengst-Carrell of Taylorville, and Cathy Murrey of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Philip will be cremated, and no public ceremonies will be held.

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

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

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Donna Sue Nichols

Donna Sue Nichols was called home on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, to dwell in the house of our Lord. Donna was born on October 1, 1939 to her parents Carroll and Blanche Webster. She met the love of her life, our father, Harris “Sonny” Nichols and they were married on September 5, 1964 until he passed in January of 1982. Donna enjoyed a career with Consolidated Communications from which she retired. She also was employed with St. Vincent’s Memorial Hospital in billing briefly after retirement. Donna also met a special friend, John Damerin, who she traveled with, back and forth to Florida. She really loved Florida, and was always ready to go back.

Donna is survived by her children Dean (Gerry) Nichols of North Carolina, Rose Dieterich and Debbie Sassatelli both of Taylorville, Kim (Mark Hoffman) McIntosh of Decatur, IL, Pat Nichols of Taylorville. She was also blessed with many Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren, 3 Great-Great-Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Donna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Robert, William, and Jerry Webster, sister: Betty Gilpin, son: Thomas Nichols, friend: John Damerin, great-grandson Brandon Daykin Durbin and great-great-grandson: Knox Gatons.

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral Service will be immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home with Pastor Steve Switzer officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. In accordance with the CDC it is highly recommended that you wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter 2309 W. White Oaks Drive Suite E Springfield, IL 62704.

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

Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

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Janice Cassidy


Janice Cheryl Cassidy, 62 of Sherman, IL passed away on Sunday, August 23, 2020 in the comfort of her home surrounded by friends and family after a 13-year battle of cancer. Janice graduated from Nokomis Highschool in the class of 1977. She then attended Lincoln Land College of Illinois and graduated with her Associate Degree. Janice worked for the State of Illinois for 30 years and recently retired due to health issues. Jan loved her job and her coworkers. Janice loved life and she enjoyed her family especially her nieces and nephews. She loved having a good time with her friends and extended family. Janice had a special love for her animal friends. She loved her cats and dogs. She leaves behind Tucker (her dog) who was always at her side.  
She is survived by her Mother: Melba Cassidy of Ohlman, IL: Brother Roger (Beaulah) Cassidy of Ohlman; Sister: Pam (Ron) Myers of Nokomis, Nieces and Nephews: Zeke Cassidy of Ohlman, Alexa Cassidy of Ohlman, Darci (Brent) Harrison of Fillmore, IL, Trisha Taylor of Greenville, IL; Great-Nieces and Nephews: Dolan Harrison of Fillmore, IL; Peyton Harrison of Fillmore, IL; Laynie and Bailey Taylor of Greenville, IL. She was preceded in death by her father: Darrell Cassidy.   
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 28, 2020 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis, IL. Funeral Service will follow the visitation starting at 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis with Pastor Amanda Richards officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Ohlman Cemetery in Rural Ohlman, IL. Due to COVID-19 and the Governors orders please practice social distancing and wear a mask.
Memorials may be made to the Montgomery County Cancer Association Ethan’s Angels for a Cure 19 Circle Dr. Litchfield, IL 62056 or the Springfield Animal Protective League 1001 Taintor Rd. Springfield, IL 62702.
 Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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Violet Walton

Violet Adelia Walton, 80 of Stonington, passed away at 12:20pm on Sunday, August 23, 2020 in her home. She was born on April 1, 1940 in Taylorville, the daughter of Harrison and Olive (Osborn) Daniels. She married Raymond Walton on December 20, 1958 in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on January 7, 1988. Vi retired from PNC Bank where she worked for many years. She was an active member of the Stonington United Methodist Church where she was part of the United Methodist Women. Vi enjoyed traveling all across the country, having visited 45 states over the years. She will always be remembered as a caring woman who never knew a stranger and treated everyone as family. She was especially devoted to her family. Her home was always open to anyone who needed a place to stay.

She is survived by her children: Dee Dee (Jim) Marron, Edie Walton, and Ramie (Samantha) Walton, all of Stonington, and Julie Chapman of Blue Mound; grandchildren: Megan Marron, Britani (Jarrad) Morrison, Will Walton, Carter Walton, Anna Walton, Austin Chapman, and Abby Chapman; great grandson: Jagger Morrison; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings: Jesse Daniels, Bettie Mellon, Drucilla Sloan, Harrison Daniels, Shirley Randall, Wally Daniels, and Robert Daniels.

The funeral service for Vi will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at McClure Funeral Home with Pastor Caleb McGregor officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00pm on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Old Stonington Cemetery. Memorials in Vi’s honor can be made to the Stonington United Methodist Church or Children’s Miracle Network. Due to the pandemic, all public health guidelines will be followed, and masks are required. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Vi, or condolences to the family, maybe left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Jonah Rossitter Warren

Jonah Rossitter Warren, 10 days old of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 5:13 p.m. at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was born on August 8, 2020 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO the Son of Charles Warren and Mary Tucker.

He is survived by his Parents: Charles Warren and Mary Tucker of Taylorville, IL; Grandparents: Angela and Don Humphrey of Taylorville, IL; Steven and Roxy Tucker of Taylorville, IL; Charles and Sandra Warren of Taylorville, IL; Harry Allen of Taylorville, IL; Great-Grandparents Janice and Carl Tucker of Taylorville, IL; Charla McQuire of Taylorville, IL; Novella Herman of Taylorville, IL; Dorothy Warren of New York; Brothers: Waylon and Kylan Warren; Aunts, Uncles and Cousins Matthew and Lexy Tucker, Elizabeth and Brian Keto, Melinda Warren and Don Felton, Anthony and Katie Warren, Matthew Warren, Terry Beemen. He was preceded in death by his grandma: JoAnn Warren, Grandfather: Bill Herman, Cousin: Jeremy Morgan, Travis Leach, Great-Grandma: Mary Leach, Great-Grandpa: Woodrow Warren.

Jonah will be cremated and there will be a celebration of life at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Barns Jewish Children’s Hospital 1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO 63110.

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

Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

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Ronald W. Nothdurft

Ronald W. Nothdurft of Taylorville passed away Friday, July 24th at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, IL.  Known for his sports photography work with the Breeze-Courier, he was 84-years old.  Born March 31st, 1936 at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital in Taylorville, IL, Ron was a 1954 graduate of Taylorville High School.  He attended the New York Institute of Photography in Manhattan before joining the Air Force in May of 1955.  As an Airman Second Class, he was honorably discharged in February 1959, serving in the Air Force Reserve until 1963.  Ron began his professional career at Morton’s Drug Store, later working for Marblestone’s, Sherwin-Williams and the Breeze-Courier, all in Taylorville, and while with the Breeze-Courier, was the de facto sports photographer for the publication.  His pictures from the gridiron and basketball court routinely graced the pages of the newspaper.  Ron started with the State of Illinois in 1982, moved to Springfield in 1997 and retired from the State in 2002.

 

Ron is survived by his children, Stephen Arthur (Helen) of Downers Grove, IL, Susan Poor Nevitt (Greg) of Springfield and Scott Alan of Joppa, MD, and two grandchildren, Kimberly Elsa Nothdurft and Elyse Ha’Ani Nothdurft.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy Ann (Natterman) and his parents, William and Blanche (Sadler) Nothdurft.

Friends are requested to participate in a “celebration of life”, commencing at 3P on Sunday, September 6th at the Moose Family Center in Taylorville.  Private family interment will be at Camp Butler in Springfield.

 

As a decorated Eagle Scout, memorials in the name of Ronald W. Nothdurft are requested to be sent to the Boys Scouts of America, 1325 W. Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038 or via their website (https://donations.scouting.org/#/national/).

 

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


Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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Wreatha Riva


Wreatha K. Riva 93 of Kincaid passed away at 5:25 a.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020 at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL. Wreatha was born one of three triplets (Wreatha, Leatha & Leda) May 13, 1927 on the family farm in Sharpsburg, IL to Ora E. and Katherine (Purcell) Redfern. Wreatha married John Pete Riva on June 29, 1946 at her family’s home in Sharpsburg, IL. They enjoyed 52 years of marriage prior to John’s passing on April 22, 1998. They made their home and resided their entire married life in Kincaid, IL. Wreatha was a beautician and operated Wreatha’s Beauty Shop out of her home in Kincaid for over 20 years before going to work and retiring from the State of Illinois Comptrollers Office after 21 years of service. Wreatha enjoyed spending time with her family, Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing Bingo and going to the Taylorville YMCA for exercise and fellowship. The YMCA family was very near and dear to her heart! Wreatha was a long standing member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 905 in Kincaid.
Wreatha is survived by her three children, Rudy Riva of Kincaid, Wesley (Sheila) Riva of Taylorville and Vickie (Don) Henley of Springfield, IL, Twin Sister Leatha Brown of Mt. Carmel, IL, Grandchildren Rudy Riva Jr., Tony Riva Erin Riva, Eric Riva, Brent Riva, Jeremy Riva, Megan Henley Brown and Sara Henley; Great Grandchildren Jeffrey Riva, Nicole Riva, Ally Riva, Lane Riva, Cooper Riva, Caden Riva, Nolan Riva, Henley Brown, Camden Brown and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Leda Mae Redfern and Mary Lambert; Brothers Eugene Redfern and Bruce Redfern; Daughter-in-Law Marilyn Riva.
Due to COVID 19, Private Family Services will be held at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Tom Bellegante officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

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Maureen Curry

Maureen (Mahan) Curry received the final star in her heavenly crown and gained her angel wings on Thursday, August 6, 2020, having shed her temporary physical body afflicted by Covid-19 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Maureen was born July 11, 1961 in Taylorville, the daughter of Wayne and Dolores (Turvey) Mahan. She married Gregory J. Curry on June 27, 1992, and he preceded her in death on March 7, 2010.
Maureen put her heart and soul and lots of love into everything she did. No matter where she was employed, she gave no less than 100%, and treated her co-workers as friends. Maureen worked at First Trust Bank in Taylorville.  Since 1999, she had worked at Lincoln Land Community College, most recently in the role of facilities office coordinator. During those years, Maureen somehow found time to obtain her Associate’s degree. Outside of work, she truly was, as one family member told her, the “Energizer Bunny”. She was always on the go, making caramels, fudge, and heavenly German chocolate cakes, prepared with love, for countless numbers of people. She never knew a stranger, even making friends with people from Australia when she visited Paris, France. Maureen loved everyone. Yet, she saved the best of her love for her family. She doted over her nieces and nephews and their children. She did everything she could to bring joy into their lives. Maureen’s efforts to create fun-filled Mahan family reunions showed how important family was to her. Despite doing all of the above, she still had enough juice in her batteries to be the primary caregiver for her dad before he passed away. Maureen was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Taylorville. She had accepted Jesus Christ as her savior. She is finally getting her well-deserved rest

Maureen is survived by: four brothers, Gregory (Barbara) Mahan, William (Karen) Mahan, David (Gloria) Mahan, and Evan (Donna) Mahan; two sisters, Myra (Jeff) Boaden and Michelle (Mahan) Edwards; brother-in-law, Glenn Curry; nieces, Kedra, Kelly, Lauren, Jordan, Karri, Erica, Emily, Mikaelah, and Katareina; nephews, Clint, Ryan, Luke, Daniel, Andrew, Adam, and Trent; 9 great-nephews; 13 great-nieces; and fiancé, Bruce Hubbell. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Clay; grandparents, Cleo and Otis Mahan, and Bonnie and Everett Turvey.

A private family service will be held, followed by interment at Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville. You are invited to watch a livestream of Maureen’s service of remembrance at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at: https://client.tribucast.com/tcid/94484291
A public Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, once the family feels it is safe to do so.

Losing Maureen is heartbreaking and all who knew her will be missing a piece of the puzzle that we call life. So, we might ask ourselves, how do we go on without her? We can find the answer in the song, “Give More Love” by Ringo Starr. Listen to or read the lyrics to this song, and if you “Give More Love” like Maureen did every day, you will honor her memory and the love she gave you will live on forever. Maureen had a big heart, and even to her last day was more worried about the well-being of other people. Therefore, her family members ask you to remember Maureen by making a donation to the American Heart Association, donating blood, or making a donation to an organization of your choosing.
The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with ceremonies.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Dale Basil


Mr. Dale W. Basil, 62, of Jeisyville, IL passed from this life at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at home.
He was born in Taylorville, IL June 18, 1958 the son of Chester Wm. “Bill” and Mary “Charlene” (Tippitt) Basil.  Dale graduated from Kincaid High School.  He married Debra Durbin on September 10, 1983 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Taylorville, IL.
Dale was a coal miner for 20 years.  He finished his last year mining in West Virginia.  Mr. Basil, along with his son Cody, owned and operated Midland Tree Service for many years.
Surviving are his wife Debra of Jeisyville, IL a son Cody and his wife Madison Basil of Taylorville, IL a step-daughter Brehia Alaria of Tovey, IL 2 grandchildren Chandler and Charlie Basil of Taylorville a sister Anita and her husband Mark Lemanski of Taylorville, IL and a brother Jeff and his wife Gina Basil of Kincaid, IL along with several nieces, nephews and a great many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father Bill Basil and a step-daughter April Anderson.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Masterson Funeral Home in Kincaid, IL.  Pastor Bob Turner will officiate.  Burial will follow in Thomas Anderson Cemetery, rural Palmer, IL.  Visitation for Mr. Dale W. Basil will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 14, 2020 at Masterson’s in Kincaid.  Condolences may be left at www.mastersonfh.com which will be printed and given to his family.  Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Kincaid is honored to be entrusted with his care.   

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Robert Ray Montgomery

Robert Ray Montgomery, 86, of Morrisonville, passed away at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

 

Ray was born September 9, 1933 in Decatur, the son of Robert Guy and Grace Mae (Van Houten) Montgomery.  He married Phyllis Mae Hancock on September 9, 1952 at the First Baptist Church in Morrisonville, and she preceded him in death on January 24, 1993.  Ray then married Jean (McKinnie) Kraner on October 2, 1993 at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville, and she survives him.

 

Ray was raised in Clay County, and attended Louisville schools.  He proudly served our country in the United States Navy, serving in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War.  Ray went on to retire from the Navy, in 1973, as a Senior Chief Electrician’s Mate.  He then worked for Sears in Decatur, the City of Morrisonville, and then Sears in Springfield, where he retired.

 

Ray was a true patriot, and he lived his life with a desire to serve his community.  He was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, volunteering his time in many facets of the church.  Ray was also dedicated to the American Legion Post #721, where he served as commander, and was currently the chaplain.  He was also a member of the Morrisonville Masonic Lodge No. 681, Christian County Shrine Club, and the International Order of Odd Fellows in Palmer.  Ray served as past Fire Chief of the Morrisonville-Palmer Fire Protection District, and he was instrumental in the creation of the Morrisonville Community Ambulance Service.  He enjoyed attending the USS Loeser Reunions, and feeding the birds and squirrels in the yard.  Out of all his accomplishments in life, Ray was most proud of his children and grandchildren.

 

He was also preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Patricia Lea Montgomery; son, Douglas Wayne Montgomery; and daughter-in-law, Arlene Kay Montgomery.

 

Ray is also survived by his children, Robert (wife, Della) Montgomery of Morrisonville, Don Montgomery of Loami, Judy Hunt of Raymond, David (wife, Sarah) Montgomery of Mound City, MO, and Amy (husband, Dan) Schmedeke of Morrisonville; 21 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; siblings, Carol Oliver of San Jose, CA, Tyler (wife, Linda) Montgomery of Beverly Hills, FL, Jim (wife, Susie) Montgomery of Taylorville, and Grace Arlene Kidd of Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 14, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church, 111 North Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546.

 

A private memorial ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville, with Rev. Jim Ferrill officiating.

 

Inurnment with military honors will follow the ceremony at Morrisonville Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to: Morrisonville Community Ambulance, PO Box 641, Morrisonville, IL 62546, or Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.  Donations of food may be brought to the American Legion Post #721 in Morrisonville on Saturday morning.

 

The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville with ceremonies.

 

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

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John M. "Jack" Conrath

John M. “Jack” Conrath, 84 of Kincaid passed away Wednesday, August 5th at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Conrath was born on July 15, 1936 to Joseph and Jennie “Eleanor” (Hatfield) Conrath in Bulpitt, IL.  He married Mary F. Forsythe on December 31, 1954 at St. Mary’s Church in Taylorville, IL.
Jack started his work career working for the F.B.I.  He later worked for IBM from which he retired and then went to work for the State of Illinois from which he also retired.  He was a drummer and singer in bands including “5 Jokers”, “Steve Walko Trio”, and “Los Medicos Locos”.
Mr. Conrath was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Kincaid and was very active member at St. Rita Catholic Church.
Surviving are his wife Mary of Kincaid, a son Rick Conrath and his wife Barbara of Lombard, IL, his daughters Michelle Brookens of Taylorville, IL  and Lisa Conrath-Bova husband Mark Bova of Geneva, IL, , grandchildren Kaitlin Brookens of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Jeffrey (Rachel) Brookens of Cedar Rapids, IA, Kevin Conrath and companion Kelsey Shinner of Denver, CO, Meagan Conrath of Detroit, MI, Hailey Bova and Logan Bova of Geneva, IL, and great-grandson Jackson Brookens of Cedar Rapids, IA, along with several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death his parents, one brother and three sisters.
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Kincaid, IL at 11 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2020. Fr. Tony will officiate.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Pawnee.  Visitation for Mr. John M. “Jack” Conrath will be held from 9:30 am to 11am at the Church.  Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Kincaid is honored to be entrusted with his care.
Jack wanted everyone to know:  “I Made It Home”  I just wanted to let you know I made it home.  Everything is so pretty here, so white, so fresh, so new.  I wish that you could close your eyes so you could see it too.  Please try not to be sad for me. Try to understand. God is taking care of me… I’m in the shelter of His hands.  Here there is no sadness, and no sorrow, and no pain.  Here there is no crying, and I’ll never hurt again.  Here it is so peaceful, when all the angels sing. I really have to go now… I’ve just got to try my wings.  PS… I’ll be the first face you see when you get here!  
Memorials in loving memory of Mr. John M. “Jack” Conrath are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place - Memphis, TN 38105
 

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Richard Black

Richard Earl Black, 70, of Taylorville, passed away at 9:10 a.m. on August 5, 2020, at his home. Rich was born April 12, 1950, in Taylorville. He was a 1968 graduate of Taylorville High School. He married Suzi Denning of Taylorville on June 27, 1974. They later divorced. Rich was a proud Army veteran who served in Vietnam and he was a longtime employee of Illinois Consolidated. Rich’s favorite pastimes were fishing with his buddies at Lake Taylorville and cheering on his beloved baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals. He very much enjoyed his weekly poker game; completing woodworking projects in his garage; and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandsons. He was a friend to many, and his humor will be sorely missed.
He is survived by his children Jeffrey Black of St. Louis, MO, and Christopher (wife, Theresa) Black of Peoria, IL; grandchildren Sam and Hayden Black and Shane Black; brother Don Black of Taylorville; sister Carol (husband, Joe) Stepping of Stonington, IL; and several nieces and a nephew. Rich was preceded in death by his parents, Carol (Molly) Griffin and Leslie Black; his brother, Jim Black; and his niece, Leslie Jo Black.
Cremation will be accorded, and a graveside ceremony will be held on August 15, 2020 at 9 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.
The family has entrusted Sutton Memorial Home, 327 N. Clay St., Taylorville, IL 62568 with arrangements.
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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Bobbie Powell

Bobbie Powell, 83 of Rochester passed away on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 1:20 a.m. at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville, IL. He was born on August 3, 1937 in Shreveport, LA the Son of Alvin Jackson and Ruby Jewell (Bamburg) Powell. He married Ruth Ann Kohl on June 14, 1958 in Des Plains, IL. Bobbie worked as a Union Carpenter for the Bloomington and Chicago Area Unions for 35 years. He was a member of the Blueville Masonic Lodge #647 AF& AM, Ansar Shrine of Springfield, IL, Christian County Shrine Club and the Scottish Rite. He loved to hunt, fish, camp, be on his farm and spend time with his family.
He is survived by his Wife: Ruth Ann Powell of Rochester, IL; Daughter: Belinda (Jack) Hafliger of Edinburg, IL; Grandchildren: Jaclyn (Kyle) Owens of Taylorville, IL; Samantha and Sabrina Hafliger both of Edinburg, IL; Great-Granddaughter: Kilyn Owens of Taylorville; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents: Alvin (Ruby) Powell and his siblings: Alvin “Red” Powell, Alva Rue Galloway.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 10:00-12:00 Noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Masonic Service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 12:00 noon. The Funeral Service will follow the Masonic Services starting at approximately 12:15 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Caleb McGregor officiating. Burial will be in Edinburg Cemetery in Edinburg.
Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children 4400 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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James "Keith" Morgan

James “Keith” Morgan, 68, of Taylorville, passed away at 8:05 a.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at his residence.
Keith was born February 5, 1952 in Vandalia, the son of Charles Herbert and Betty Mae (Lockart) Morgan.  He married Diane Crowder on December 5, 1971 in Taylorville.


Keith proudly served our country in the United States Army during Vietnam.  After his honorable discharge, he worked for Ziegler Coal Company until his retirement.  He then worked for Capital Redi-Mix for an additional 20 years.  Keith was a hard worker, and he took pride in everything he did. He was a true outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, 4-wheeling, and any other outdoor activities that involved being around his family.  Keith was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Fighting Illini football and basketball fan. 


He was preceded in death by his parents; and his infant brother, Charles Morgan, Jr.


Keith is survived by his wife, Diane Morgan of Taylorville; sons, Jim (wife, Shannon) Morgan of Taylorville, and Kevin (wife, Caryn) Morgan of West Lafayette, IN; daughter, Bobbie (husband, Bob) Fenno of Coulterville; grandchildren, A.J., Mercedez, Hunter, Ryan, Greg, and Drew; siblings, Sharon Scott, Charlie Morgan, Ivan Morgan, Mike Morgan, and Lenna Morgan; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville.  In keeping with CDC guidelines, only 50 guests at a time will be allowed to visit in the funeral home, and the wearing of masks is suggested.


Private family ceremonies will be held with Chaplain Abraham Mogerman officiating.


Memorial Contributions may be made to: Kindred Hospice, 2815 Old Jacksonville Road Suite 202, Springfield, IL 62704, or Cancer Care Specialists of Illinois, 210 W. McKinley Ave. Suite 1, Decatur, IL 62526.


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

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Robert E. Fleming

Robert E. Fleming, 88, of Taylorville, passed away at 3:56 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020 at his residence.
Robert was born on May 15, 1932 in rural Christian County, the son of Steven Gatton and Gladys Fleming.  He married Shirley Absher on June 7, 1957 in Hebron, and she preceded him in death in 1984.  Robert then married Darlene Porter on June 20, 1987 in Taylorville, and she preceded him in death September 10, 2009.


Robert proudly served our country in the United States Navy.  He served in the Korean War as a gunner.  After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Robert worked many years at the Freeman Coal Company, where he retired.  He also farmed the family farm for the majority of his life. Robert was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville, and he served as the Commander of the V.F.W. Post #4495 twice.  He was an avid Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Cardinals fan, and he enjoyed carpentry and gardening.  Most of all, Robert enjoyed the time that he spent with his family.


He was also preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Gerald and Edward Fleming.


Robert is survived by his sons, Robert J. Fleming of Tovey, Jeffrey A. (wife, Susan) Fleming of Taylorville, Todd M. (wife, Suzanne) Fleming of Cape Coral, FL, and David Jon (wife, Wendy) Fleming of Taylorville; grandchildren, Jenny, Megan, Kiley, Chelsea, Jackson, Emily, Braden, Kalene, Kourtni, and Shaun; great grandchildren, Cameron, Liam, Chazden, Oliver, Crew, and Connor; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved lap dog, Nick.


Private graveside ceremonies with military honors will be held at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville.


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

 

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

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Richard Prakel

Richard Dean Prakel, 53 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL. He was born on December 5, 1966 in Clinton, IL the son of John Richard and Constance Kay (Clements) Wood. Richard worked as a roofer for Eric Allard roofing.
He is survived by his parents: Connie (Jim) Wood of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Alisa (Brandon) Noren and Brooke (Josh) McLeod both of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Lindsay, Kayden, Beckett and Bowen; Sisters: Julie (Mike) Boyd, Nicole (Derek) Snyder both of Indiana; Step-Sister: Jennifer (Andy) Petzold of Iowa; Step-Brother: Jeff (Stacey) Wood of Taylorville, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Father: John Prakel.
Richard will be cremated and there will be no services. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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Sharon Follis

Sharon K. Follis, 75 of Owaneco, passed away at 12:28pm on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehab.  She was born on August 19, 1944 in Clay City, the daughter of Harold L. and Hazel M. (Ile) Hildebrand.  She married Bobby D. Follis on October 25, 1963 in Phoenix, Arizona and he preceded her in death on November 27, 2007.  Sharon was an animal lover and had several gypsy horses over the years as well as her beloved dog Trivett.  She was a fan of country music and enjoyed live music performances.  
She is survived by her daughters: Lisa Caddell (William) and Machelle Rodabaugh.  
Sharon 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 Sharon, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Donna Peterson

Donna Jean Peterson, 84 of Mattoon, IL formerly of Edinburg, IL passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Odd Fellow Rebekah Home in Mattoon, IL. She was born on July 2, 1936 in Sullivan, IL the daughter of Carl and Bernadine (Kidwell) Weakley. She married John A. Peterson on September 2, 1988 and he preceded her in death on October 7, 2015. Donna worked as Regional Coordinator for the Heart Association, a Floral Designer and she was a member of Taylorville Christian Church. John and Donna enjoyed taking trios and cruises.
She is survived by her sister Joyce and brother in law Michael Edmonds, sons Jeffrey (Sherry) Beierman, Michael (Maureen) Beierman, Marshall Peterson and Reidd (Patti) Peterson. Several grandchildren and special nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Bernadine and Carl Weakley, brother and sister in law: Lynn and Sally Weakley, son Robert Beiermann and husband John Peterson.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Camfield Cemetery in Sullivan, IL with Pastor James Jones Officiating.
Memorials may be made to Taylorville Christian Church 1124 N. Webster St. Taylorville, IL 62568 and/or to the American Heart Association 3816 Paysphere Circle Chicago, IL 60674-0001.  
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.
Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com
 

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Travis Hunt

Travis Donald Hunt, 39 of Taylorville, passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 in his home.  He was born on July 26, 1981 in Taylorville, the son of Dennis D. and Kathleen M. (Murray) Hunt.  He married Melissa Kretzer on October 5, 2013 in Kincaid.  Travis attended St. Mary’s Catholic School, graduated from Taylorville High School, and attended Lincoln Land Community College.  He worked several jobs throughout his life including the Pawnee Food Center, Cowell Tree Service, Tullis Excavating and most recently Urban Rental Company.  Travis was known as a genuinely happy person who never knew a stranger.  He lived an active life, enjoying bowling, snow skiing, snowmobiling, riding his bike, playing cards, and even tried skydiving.  He loved to be outdoors, no matter if he was throwing bags or playing mud volleyball with his team the Cadillac Shirley’s.  For many years he co hosted the Hunt Mud Volleyball Tournament.  Travis was also artistic; he enjoyed painting and had a knack for turning junk into art.  He had a love for music; not only listening, but also playing.  He taught himself how to play the electric bass and enjoyed taking part in open-mic nights.  Traveling was another passion of Travis’s.  He spent time traveling all around the world including a backpacking trip through Europe.  Travis lived a life full of peace, love, and joy and will be dearly missed by his large family and countless friends.  
He is survived by his wife: Melissa Hunt of Taylorville; father: Dennis Hunt (companion Gloria McClard) of Stonington; siblings: Tom (Anita) Hunt of Taylorville, Kim (Frank) Herkert of Morrisonville, Tim (Kristin) Hunt of Taylorville, Tyler (Betsy) of Edinburg, Todd Hunt of Owaneco, and Kristin (Jeremy) Stanton of Taylorville; mother and father-in-law: Sue and Patrick Kretzer of Taylorville; brother-in-law: Eric (Nicole) Kretzer of Seattle, Washington; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his beloved Mastiff: Ringo .  He was preceded in death by his mother; grandparents: William and Mary Murray and Steven and Evelyn Hunt; aunt: Carolyn Brusca; uncles: Jim Murray, Bob Sinnard, and Don Hunt.  
A visitation for Travis will be held from 4p.m. until 7p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.  A service of remembrance will begin at 7p.m.  Due to the pandemic, only 50 visitors will be allowed in the building at a time and masks are encouraged as well as casual attire.  A private family graveside inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Memorials may be left to St. Mary’s Catholic School or the Dinner Seasoned with Love organization.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Travis, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com. 

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James Anthony Graham Sr.

James Anthony Graham Sr., 74, of Taylorville passed away at 3:39am on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born on December 1, 1945 in Tovey, the son of Bernard Joseph and Lorraine Rose (Basil) Graham.  He married Jennifer Alma Honea on August 10, 2002 in Taylorville and she preceded him in death on December 19, 2015.  James served as a heavy equipment operator in the US Airforce during the Vietnam era.  He worked as a manager at KFC for many years in both Springfield and St. Augustine, Florida and he also drove a school bus in Rockford.  He worked for Addis Home Healthcare before his retirement.  James enjoyed the beach and loved to cook, especially his homemade noodles.  
He is survived by his children: James A. Graham Jr. (Barbara Granada Piteiro) of Astor, Florida, Deanna Stanten (Aaron) of Floresville, Texas, and Melissa Wilkinson (John) of Palatka, Florida; brothers: John C. Graham (Cathy) of Rochelle, Thomas Graham (Sherry) of Welaka, Florida, Ronny Graham (Polly) of Griffin, North Carolina; sisters: Mary Ann Crosby of Crescent City, Florida and Cheryl Drnjevic of Jeisyville; half-brothers: Dale Carmichael (Roberta) of Homosassa Springs, Florida, Dwayne Carmichael of Crescent City, Florida, and Terry Lee Carmichael (Sheryl) of Taylorville; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; half-brothers: Rudy Bill Carmichael and Leslie Carmichael; stepfather Gordon Carmichael; and mother-in-law: Juanita Conyers.  
Mr. Graham will be cremated, and a graveside memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville with Sr. Rose McKeown officiating.  Military graveside rites will also be conducted.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of James, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com. 

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John William Johnson

John William Johnson, 70, of Taylorville, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at his residence.
John was born on March 12, 1950 in Hillsboro, the son of Charles “Chuck” and Lucia (Marley) Johnson.  He graduated from Nokomis High School, and went on to proudly serve our country in the United States Air Force.  John worked for many years at Sangamon Paper Company.  He was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis.  John was an avid fisherman, and he especially enjoyed fishing the pond at the family farm.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Jim, Robert “Babes”, and Roger “Onze” Johnson.
John is survived by his son, Jimmy (wife, Christine) Johnson of Seminole, FL; grandson, Benjamin; brother, Charles “Chaz” Johnson of Holiday, FL; the mother of his son, Sally Dickerson of Trilla; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Graveside Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Kettelkamp Cemetery in Nokomis.
The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with ceremonies.
Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.

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Kenneth Ray Badman

Kenneth Ray Badman , 75, of Taylorville, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

Ray was born July 12, 1945 in Moweaqua, the son of Leonard and Margaret “Maggie” (Stockon) Badman.  He married Barbara Shanks in 1967, and they later divorced.  Ray, then, married H. Dayle Nelson on December 9, 2007 in Lincoln.

Ray graduated from Morrisonville High School, and then proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps.  He served during Vietnam, and attained the rank of Corporal before his honorable discharge in 1968.  Once Ray was out of the service, he worked as a mechanic in California, and he coached little league while he was there.  Upon his return to Illinois, he and his father operated the Shell Station in Taylorville, until 1973.  Ray then worked as a long-haul truck driver for 47 years, and spent his later years as a bus driver for the Taylorville school district.  He had a famous sweet tooth, never enjoying too many Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup F5’s from Tastee Treet.  Ray enjoyed working on trucks in his spare time, but he enjoyed being a dad and grandpa the most.  He was a member of the Morrisonville United Methodist Church.

Ray was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Darren Durbin; and brother-in-law, Cayle “Fuzz” Davis.

He is survived by his wife, H. Dayle Badman of Taylorville; children, Jeff (wife, Tara) Graham of Stonington, Lisa (husband, David) Durbin of Palmer, Kenny (wife, Jodie) Badman of Morrisonville, and Teri (husband, Phillip) Deal of Morrisonville; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Tiffani, and Jaden Graham, Ashley Lowis, Corey (wife, Kalie) Badman, Mackenzie (husband, Justin) Drone, and Alex, Austin, Adam, and Alaina Deal; great grandchildren, Allison and Luke Lowis, and Lane Badman; brothers, Jimmy (wife, Sue) Badman, and Billy (wife, Nita) Badman, both of Palmer; sisters, Janet Davis of Palmer, Connie (husband, Tony) Cook of Pana, and Vickie (husband, Tom) Grundy of Morrisonville; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville.  In keeping with CDC guidelines, only 50 guests at a time will be allowed to visit with the family, and the wearing of masks is suggested.

A private family funeral ceremony will be held, followed by interment with military honors at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Morrisonville-Palmer Fire Protection District, 205 SE 6th Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546, or Bear Creek Community Club, PO Box 18, Palmer, IL 62556.  Donations of food may be made to the Palmer Community Building on Tuesday morning.

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

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