Cyril Edward Koch, 85, of Rushville, passed away at 5:52 a.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.
He was born December 4, 1931 in Mt. Sterling, IL. He was the son of the late Cyril and Lula Yakle Koch. He married Martha Cook June 7, 1951 at St. Joseph’s Church in Mt. Sterling. Martha passed away in 1996 in Eugene, OR. Arlene Rogers-Koch was Cyril’s companion for 20 years. Arlene preceded him in death July 18, 1997.
Surviving are four sons, Cyril Frederick Koch & wife Merana of Baja, Mexico, Dennis Lee (Denny) Koch & wife Beth of Utica, NY, Billy Joedward Koch & wife Mary, and David Allen Koch all of Rushville, IL; three daughters, Sheila Sue Devening of Waco, TX, Lesa Kathryn Ritter & husband Leroy of Monticello, IN, Jacquelin Louise Ordiway & husband Mike of Delphi, IN; a daughter-in-law, Rita Koch-Burke of Rushville. He had the unconditional love of 21 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Also surviving is one brother, Richard Koch & wife Judy of Morton; and one sister, Donna Stephens of Timewell, IL. He was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Richard (Gerry) Koch; two Brothers, Gerald Koch & William Koch; four sisters, Lula May Koch, Laura Volk, Norma Ward, Marge Grist.
He Owned & operated Koch’s Termite & Pest Control for many years until retiring and turning the business over to his son Gerry, who ran it until his death. Cyril’s grandson Karey now operates the family business. His passion was music, playing his guitar, singing Karaoke and attending his children’s sporting events.
He spent many weekends at the Harness Horse Races and in his younger days owned and raced harness horses including “Valerie H” & “Ruthie” which were his favorites. He treasured the love of his family. He was a loving, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with his son, Fred Koch, officiating. Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services on Monday. Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com
William Harold Sanders, 89, of Macomb, passed away early Sunday morning March 19, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.
He was born May 18, 1927 in Alton, Illinois to Harold B. and Sarah Clark Sanders; he married Jo Ann Brunner on March 25, 1967. She survives.
Also surviving is his daughter, Rachel (Randall) Larson of Arlington Heights, Illinois and a grandson Daniel Larson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty Jane Close.
He did his undergraduate work at Washington University and received his Doctorate from Miami University-Oxford, Ohio.
During his 26 years in the Art Department at Western Illinois University, he was Art Director at the WIU Library from 1976-1989.
Upon Bill’s request his body was donated to the Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, MO.
Memorial Services will be held at 11 AM Saturday March 25, 2017 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Rev. Rose Whitfield will officiate. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Western Illinois University Library or the Frist Baptist Church. Please sign the guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsorthfh.com
Gladys Faye (Van Velsor) Stambaugh, formerly of Macomb passed away on January 16, 2017.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Berean Church in Ipava, Illinois. Burial of her ashes will be a private service with only the immediate family in the Prairie City Cemetery later.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
Carolyn Sue Rittenhouse age 82 of Colchester, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, with Melonie, Todd, Tyler, Marah and Tanner by her side. Sue was born April 29, 1934, in Vandalia, Missouri, to Clayton and Vivian Ashlock Daniels.
She was united in marriage to Herschel Rittenhouse on October 5, 1969, in Milan, Illinois. He preceded her in death on September 28, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 1 Daughter: Lana Rapp, 1 Step Daughter: Marjorie Hillyer, 1 Step Son: Donnie Rittenhouse, 4 Brothers: Richard (Grady) Daniels, Jay Daniels, Melvin Daniels, Bill Daniels, 2 Sisters: Ruth Bohannon and Patricia Daniels.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: Wanda (Scott) Morrell, Oklahoma, Melonie (Todd) Icenogle, Colchester, 2 Step Daughters: Sara Rittenhouse, Missouri, Peggy Rittenhouse, Missouri, 2 Sons: Kenneth Nelson, Nevada, Allen Nelson, Oklahoma, 3 Step Sons: Wade Rittenhouse, Macomb, David Rittenhouse, Milan, Kenny (Myrlene) Rittenhouse, Rock Island, 11 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great Great Grandchildren, 9 Step Grandchildren, 18 Step Great Grandchildren and 15 Step Great Great Grandchildren.
Sue had worked at Western Illinois University, Food service, Colchester Nursing Center, Bus driver for Colchester School District, and McDonough County Rehabilitation Center. She also loved driving for the local Amish to where ever they needed to go. She was a member of the Macomb V.F.W. Auxiliary for many years. Loved to collect figurines of Cardinals and Amish built furniture. In her spare time Sue enjoyed watching the game show network, doing puzzles, knitting, and quilting. She loved to travel and see new things and talk to new people. Of all the things that Sue did in her life being with her family brought her the most joy.
Funeral services will be 4:00 P.M. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Chaplain Mike Hickey. Cremation will follow the services, with a private burial at a later date. Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary.
Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday. Memorials are to St. Judes Children's Hospital or Colchester Rescue. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Jayne Coddington Clarke, 71, of Macomb passed away at 1:01 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her residence.
She was born on August 20, 1945 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of P. Floyd and Mary Jean Grigsby Coddington. She married Terry Clarke on January 16, 1964 in Macomb. He passed away on November 1, 2013.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are her children, Tami Clarke of Macomb and Penny (Chad) Price of Normal; five grandchildren, Melissa (Tieson Markland) Hardisty of Macomb, Megan (Stefan) Shepler of Carmi, Ill., Tanner Hardisty of Chicago, Grant Price of Normal, Ill. , Olivia Price of Normal ,Ill. one great-grandchild Poppy Shepler of Carmi, Ill.,one brother Robert (Deborah) Coddington of LaPorte,Indiana, 2 sisters Susan Coddington of Macomb, and Sally Coddington of Colorado Springs and several nieces and nephews.
Jayne owned and operated K&D Dress Shoppe on the square for several years. She worked as a real estate agent and broker in Macomb for 25 years for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. She was the founder and director of the McDonough Co. Teen Court program, from which she retired in 2013. Jayne enjoyed gardening, landscaping, and loved mowing her lawn, bowling, golfing, and WIU and Bomber sporting events. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren and great-grand daughter.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23,2017 from 4-6 p.m. at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. There will be no services.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Bomber Booster Club or the American Heart Association.
Rosalee H. Smith, 92, of Macomb, formerly of rural Adair passed away at 7:55 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
She was born on December 11, 1924 in Macomb to Leonard Frank and Sarah Augusta Gillam Parks. She married Duane H. "Buck" Smith on September 8, 1946 in Adair. He passed away on November 13, 2009.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Eugene Parks, Oscar Parks and George Parks.
She is survived by one son, D. James "Jim" (Karen) Smith of Adair; one daughter, Dixie (Roger) Rouse of Macomb; four grandchildren, Melissa Lillie, Stacey Rouse, Amanda Smith and Shawn Rouse; four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Dylan, Tanner and Cameron.
She lived most of her life in the rural Adair area where she and her husband farmed. She worked as a CNA at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb for thirty and a half years before her retirement. She also worked as a telephone operator for General Telephone for five years. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading and care giving.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Macomb and following her marriage was a member of the New Salem Christian Church in Adair.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Gary Elg officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pennington Point Cemetery west of Adair.
Memorials may be made to the Scotland Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Vi Stiber, formerly of Macomb , passed away at 6:08 a.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care in Washington, Illinois . She was born on July 10, 1931 in Charleston, Illinois to Herman Jesse and Grace Mabel Hall McCormick. In 1950 she married Richard Weller. To that union these children were born and survive: Peggy (Brian) McFeeters of Morton, Illinois and Linda (David) Hillyer of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Vi also leaves four grandchildren, Kathy (Joe) Schierer, Laurie (Brent) Werries, Jessica (Tim) Hehman, and Ryan Hillyer, along with six great-grandchildren.
Vi graduated from Lamoille High School and Western Illinois University and spent most of her career working as an administrative secretary at WIU and in West Virginia and North Carolina. She later spent her retirement years in Avon Park, Florida.
The family would like to thank the staff of Reflections Memory Care and Transitions Hospice for their loving care.
Vi’s wishes were to donate her body to science. There will be no services. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Central Illinois or the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois in care of Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, 303 East Washington Street, Macomb, Illinois, 61455.
Gene Filbert, 79, of Bushnell passed away at 11:20 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb surrounded by his family.
He was born on September 9, 1937 in Bushnell to Clayton and Margaret Beghtol Filbert. He married Karen Derry on February 18, 1960. She preceded him in death on March 3, 2014.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Lisa Johnson and one brother, Ronald Filbert.
Gene is survived by one son, Mike Filbert of Bushnell; one daughter, Pam (Steve) Hensley of Macomb; four grandchildren, Tyler Hensley of Palatine, Lauren Hensley of Macomb, Lexi (Ben) Bruce of St. Louis, Missouri and Kyle Johnson of Macomb; one great-grandson, Landon Hensley of Palatine and many nieces and nephews.
He was a graduate of Bushnell-Prairie City High School. He started farming in the late 60's and continued until the early 90's. Following his retirement he worked for several area implement dealerships and most recently for Jenks Family Farms.
He was a member of the Jerusalem United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Delbert Pancake officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Bushnell Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Jerusalem United Methodist Church or the MDH Nursing Scholarship.
Darlene Louise Comstock, 95, of Hamilton, IL passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, four days before turning 96, at the River Hills Village in Keokuk, IA.
Darlene was born March 21, 1921 in rural Lomax, IL the daughter of Guy and Mary Hutson Little. She was united in marriage to Vern Comstock on July 28, 1945. He preceded her in death on August 7, 2014.
She was a graduate of the LaHarpe High School. Darlene was unendingly devoted to family and friends. Religion and church was an integral part of life. An accomplished pianist and organist, she served as pianist and organist for 70+ years for LaHarpe and Hamilton Churches.
She was an excellent cook, pie baking her specialty. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.
Survivors are daughter, Jeanne (Neil) Bennett of Iowa City, IA, son, Max (Linda) Comstock of Springfield, IL, five grandchildren, Gwendolyn (Tom Rogers) Bennett of Deer Park, IL, Nicole (Michael Nguyen) Bennett of Atlanta, GA, Angela Comstock of Springfield, IL, Phil (Kristy) Comstock of Chatham, IL, Greg Comstock of Grass Valley, CA, four great-grandchildren, Griffin and Liem of Atlanta, GA and Ariana and Kenzie of Chatham, IL.
Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Vern, one sister, Martha Jean Cratsenberg and six brothers, Stanley, Robert, George, Wayne, Richard and Lldon Little.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Hamilton United Methodist Church, Hamilton, with Nicholas Gleason officiating. After the services there will be a luncheon at the church followed by burial at the LaHarpe Cemetery, LaHarpe.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe. A memorial fund has been established for the Hamilton United Methodist Church or Lee County Hospice. To sign the guest book or leave an online condolence please visit banksandbeals.com
Constance Y. Crawford, 74, of Macomb, IL passed away peacefully at 11:16 PM Monday March 13, 2017. She was born April, 5, 1942 in Inglewood, California to Milan and Loretta (Johnson) Anderson. She met the love of her life, Robert D. Crawford and they married on November 28, 1964. He preceded her in death on July 14, 1994.
Connie is survived by her 3 children, Robert Crawford of Sciota, IL; Eric (Christine) Crawford of Great Mills, MD; Stephanie (Greg) Higgins of Norfolk, VA; 5 grandchildren, Erin, Ashley, Shannon, John, and Riley; 2 brothers, Dale Anderson of Brainerd, MN; Dan (Jean) Anderson of Industry, IL; sister-in-law Sally Stickle of Lake Placid, FL; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Connie was a graduate of Methodist Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, MN and Western Illinois University. She started her 44 year nursing career at Methodist Kahler Hospital, and then worked at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis, MN, Carthage Hospital, Dr. Borum’s office in Blandinsville, IL, and McDonough District Hospital. Connie was an avid artist, creating many beautiful paintings for friends and family. She also enjoyed gardening, doting on her grandchildren and playing cards with canasta club.
Cremation Rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday March 20, 2017 at the St. Paul Cemetery with Rev. Ron Peters officiating. Visitation will be held two hours prior to services from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program or to the American Liver Foundation. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com