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  • Wilma M. Wells, 95, of Macomb passed away at 9:43 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.
     
    She was born on May 10, 1922 in Hancock County to Milo and Hazel Nelson Roberts. She married Keith Wells on July 16, 1941 in Palmyra, Missouri. He passed away on August 18, 2008.
     
    She was also preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Merle Roberts and Arthur Roberts and sister, Lola Mae Kempher.
     
    Wilma is much loved and will be greatly missed by her children, Sharon (Lyle) Kreps of Des Moines, Iowa, Janice (Warren) Crane of Oak Island, North Carolina and Melvin Wells of Macomb; five grandchildren, Brian, Douglas, Jason, Amy and Jennifer; fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Edna Clark of Macomb and one sister-in-law, Jean Roberts.
     
    She lived most of her life in McDonough County. She liked to read and cook. She was employed as a cook at various establishments in Macomb.
     
    Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
     
    Memorials may be made to the Macomb VFW.
     
    You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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  • Harold C. "Hal" Rasmussen, 88 of Greeley, CO, passed away at 1:47 am on Saturday, August 5, 2017 in Greeley, CO.  He was born on October 3, 1928 in South Bend, IN, the son of Henry Carl and Myrl (Hammond) Rasmussen.
     
    Hal served in the army during the Korean conflict, then graduated from the University of Illinois.  He enjoyed a long career in petroleum exploration. He loved to sail the great lakes of Michigan, fly recreational aircraft, and follow baseball.
     
    Hal is survived by his children, Beth, Ann, and John Rasmussen of Denver, CO, his step-sons Marc and Matt Williams of Traverse City, MI, 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Dorothy Clemens and Myrle Ann Anthony, his first wife Charma Clift Rasmussen and his second wife Sally Anne Williams.
     
    Services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL.  Visitation will begin 1 hour prior to the service.  Pastor Matthew Thiner will officiate.  Interment will be in the Ipava Cemetery with military rites provided by the Ipava American Legion.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ipava American Legion.

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  • Rose Mary Root, 70, of Sherman, passed away at 1:56 AM, Friday, August 18, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
     
    She was born on October 25, 1946, in Rushville, the daughter of Emery and Dorothy (Hiles) Phillips.  She married Byron F. Root on September 25, 1964, in Rushville and he survives.
     
    Also surviving are one son David G. Root of Daytona Beach, Florida, one daughter Karla M. Wilham and husband Brian of Williamsville, two grandchildren Zach and Kourtney Wilham, one brother Terry Phillips of Rushville, three sisters Shirley Baker and husband Alan of Bullhead City, Arizona, Norma Jones and husband Bob of Maryland, and Carol Lynn Kokenes of Chicago, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one brother Robert A. Phillips and one sister Sara Conlin.
     
    Rose Mary was a 1964 graduate of Rushville High School and attended Lincoln Land College.  She worked as an accountant with the Illinois Department of Human Services retiring in 2002.  She enjoyed flower arranging, crossword puzzles, going to Florida and enjoying the beach. She also loved attended her grandchildren’s extra-curricular activities.
     
    Services will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Pastor Greg Fish officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Memorials are suggested to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.  You are invited to share your memories of Rose Mary, leave condolences and view her memorial video at www.woodfuneralhome.online.

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  • Elizabeth Ann Soule, 92, of Galesburg, formerly of Blandinsville, Illinois passed away on July 31, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg.
     
    She was born on August 3, 1924 in Hire Township to Willis Earl and Cordia Bice Kline. She graduated from Western Academy in 1942 and attended Western Teacher’s College.
     
    Elizabeth worked for the Corps of Engineers in Chicago from 1943 to 1946. She later worked for Culligan Water Company of Macomb retiring after 25 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blandinsville.
     
    She married Wallace P. Soule on August 3, 1948. He passed away on April 1, 2016.
     
    She is also preceded in death by one brother, Kermit Kline and two sisters, Isabel Sly and Ella Mae Lewis.
     
    Elizabeth is survived by her children, Phillip (Patti) Soule of Osterville, Massachusetts, Jacqueline (Christopher Kent) Glass of Galesburg, Brian (Bobbi) Soule of Germantown Hills and Annette (Rick) Saul of Galesburg; eight grandchildren, Ellen (Matt) Fulton, Eric Soule, Kelly Soule, Jennifer Soule, Sheena (David) Leonard, Kelcey (Mark) Steadman, Amie Saul and Taylor Saul; six great-grandchildren, Amelia Fulton, Cash Fulton, Jayce Kubis, Asher Kubis, Benett Leonard and Norah Leonard; one sister-in-law, Jean Soule of Springfield and many nieces and nephews.
     
    Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 26, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville with Reverend Dean Reeverts officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial of ashes will be in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.
     
    Memorials may be made to the Blandinsville Rescue Squad.
     
    You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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  • Martha Myers age 93 of Colchester, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Wesley Healthcare Center in Macomb.  She was born May 15, 1924 in Macomb, to William and Zella Provine Barclay.  For 48 years, Martha was united in marriage to John D. Myers.  They started their journey together as husband and wife on,  January 19, 1947, in Macomb, he preceded her in death on November 30, 1995.
    Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Sons: Donald Myers (Sue), GoodHope, Charles Myers (Anne), Macomb, 1 Daughter In Law: Christine Myers, Colchester, 4 Grandchildren: Alison Myers Jefferson (Steve), Amber Driskell (Rick), Crystal Zulauf (Josh), Jonathan Myers, 5 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Brother: Kenneth Barclay, Macomb.
    Martha was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 Sons: Wendell Myers, Richard P. Myers, and 1 Grandson: Nicholas Myers.
    Martha is a member of the Scotland Trinity Presbyterian Church, American Legion Auxiliary, and Singing Seniors.  She had been a bookkeeper at Union National Bank in Macomb along with a Homemaker.
    Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 16, 2017, at Scotland Trinity Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Gary Elg.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be 9:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Church.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements.  Memorials are to  Scotland Trinity Presbyterian Church, or McDonough District Hospital Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com


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  • Mark Taft, 57, of Macomb passed away at 8:53 p.m. on July 9, 2017 at his home in Macomb with his family by his side.
     
    He was born in Avon on September 22, 1959 to Nancy Taft. He married Vickee Tait. She survives.
     
    Also surviving are three children, Melissa English, Matt Taft, and Shane Taft, all of LaHarpe; eight grandchildren; three aunts, Mary Harn of Macomb, Gloria (Jack) Statler of Hamilton and Edwina Mitchell of Carthage; special friends, Jean Kipling and Christy Cozadd and several cousins.
     
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Taft; grandparents, Chester and Garnet Taft; four uncles, Bronald Taft, Kenny Kreps, Harry Smith and Don Lantz; three aunts, Martha Kreps, Betty Smith and Cynthia lantz and three cousins, Gary Taft, Kent Kreps and Harry Smith.
     
    Mark lived most of his life in Blandinsville before moving to Macomb. He was a supervisor for Whalon Manufacturing and then later worked for Pioneer until his retirement.
     
    Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the Macomb VFW.
     
    Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
     
    You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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  • Hazel Louise Josefina Murray, 6lb, 11oz, infant daughter of Ryan Scott & Liway “Lee-y” Santos Murray was stillborn at 2:11 a.m. Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  
     
    Surviving are her parents of Augusta, IL, a brother, Keller Murray of Rushville, IL, grandparents, Loreto & Josefina Santos of  the Philippines, Kevin Murray & wife Nancy, Lori Murray all of Rushville, IL, great grandparents, Leon & Ruby Passmore of Rushville, IL, four uncles, Alex Santos, Jojo Santos, Lee-Jay Santos, Cory Parry, four aunts, Andrea Murray, Kayla Sargent, Lorin Grafton, Shelby Parry.  
     
    She was preceded in death by great grandparents, Jim, Josephine and Louise Murray, great-great grandparents, Hazel & Bill Crum, great-great aunt, Jane DeWitt.
     
    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Kirkham officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Wednesday.  Memorials may be given to her family.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.
     

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  • Jeanine Pollmeier, 63, of Macomb passed away at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at her residence.
     
    She was born on June 8, 1954 in Fort Madison, Iowa to William and Cora Wagner Pollmeier.
     
    She is survived by her mother, Cora Pollmeier of Macomb; her brother, Randall (Anka) Pollmeier of Port Saint Lucie, Florida; niece, Jessica Pollmeier of Winter Springs, Florida; nephew, Brandon of Kansas City, Missouri; two great-nieces, Madelyn and Callie Pollmeier and one great-nephew, Bennett Pollmeier.
     
    She was preceded by her father, William Pollmeier.
     
    Jeanine grew up in LaHarpe and has lived in Macomb for several years. She worked for Western Illinois University as a Admissions Record Supervisor. She also worked for many years at the Macomb VFW.
     
    She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church.
     
    Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial service will be held at a later date.
     
    Memorials may be made to the MDH Hospice.
     
    Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
     
    You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com

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  • Reid James Brewer, age 7, of Bushnell, passed away on Sunday August 6, 2017 in his mother’s arms after a long battle with cancer, at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria, IL. 
     
    Reid was born June 30, 2010 at Graham Hospital in Canton, IL to James and Katie Brewer. Reid was the youngest of a large family. Surviving are his older sisters Michelle (Tony) Utter, Tammie (Jason) Brewer and Brittany (Clint) Wickert, along with his brothers Gage Bowen and Caleb Brewer. Also surviving are his grandparents and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews who all loved him dearly. 
     
    From the moment that he was born, “Reidy Pea” brought joy and sunshine into other’s lives. He had a magnetic personality that drew others to him. Reid danced his way through life and made you want to dance right along side him. Reid was skilled in the finer arts of zombie hunting, Lego creating and becoming a YouTuber. Reid’s charm captured the hearts of people all over the world through his Facebook page, Team Reid.
     
    Even throughout his 2 year battle with cancer, he remained positive, silly and full of high energy, possibly due to the toasted marshmallow lattes that nurses supplied him with when in the hospital. Reid was described by many as an old soul in a young body in regards to his compassionate nature. Always thinking of others, Reid helped raise funds for causes such as supporting other local families affected by childhood cancer, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Ronald McDonald Houses, and his biggest accomplishment of donating 16 X-Box One systems, games and controllers to the upcoming Hematology/Oncology ward at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois. 
     
    There will be a visitation on Thursday, August 10 from 4-7pm at the BPC High School at 845 Walnut St, Bushnell, IL. A Celebration service will be held on Friday, August 11 at 11am also at BPC High School. In true Reid style, the family requests everyone to wear their favorite Team Reid shirt, superhero shirt or a red t-shirt, displaying Reid’s favorite color. Following the services, burial will be in the Bushnell Cemetery, followed by a meal at the CC Center at 355 W. Main St. Martin Hollis Funeral Home will be in charge of the arrangements. 
     
    In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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  • Doris Eileen Prather, 89, of Rushville, passed away at 12:46 PM, Thursday, August 3, 2017, at her home.
     
    She was born on September 29, 1927, in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, the daughter of John Leonard and Lillie Ray (Goodin) Ebbert.  She married Francis “Franner” Prather on November 10, 1948, at the Methodist Church in Macomb.  He preceded her in death on May 4, 1966.
     
    Surviving are four daughters, Patricia Thornton and husband Billy of Rushville, Pamela Kelly and husband Jim and Kathy Artis and husband Gale all of Camden and Mary Yockey and husband Michael of Naperville, ten grandchildren, Andrew Thornton and wife Laura, Scott Thornton and wife Bridgett, Tracy Thornton and Amy, Tom Thornton and wife Johnna, Chad Kelly and wife Haley, Jami Kelly, Shawn Artis and wife Jennifer, Randall Artis, Sarah Yockey and Kate Yockey, six great grandchildren Isabelle, Olivia and Jackson Thornton, Billy Thornton, Lance and Paxton Kelly, one brother, Victor Ebbert of Havana and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Terri Thornton Hamm, four sisters, Lucille Curtis, Leona Smith, Mary Hill and Barbara Joan Ebbert, two brothers, Paul and Louis Ebbert.
     
    Doris graduated from Rushville High School with the Class of 1945.  Soon after graduation, she began working as a bookkeeper at Alexander Lumber in Rushville, until 1950. She and Franner moved to California while Franner was in the United States Navy.  While there, their two daughters Patty and Pam were born.  In March 1953, they returned to Illinois where they farmed in Schuyler and Warren Counties until Franner’s health declined.  Doris resumed working at Alexander Lumber in 1970 until her retirement on September 1, 1996.  She later worked as a clerk at County Market in Rushville for 8 years. 
     
    She was a devoted member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville, where she served as a deacon and the Financial Secretary for many years.  She was also a volunteer in the church office and nursery for many years and was the last surviving member of the Sooner Sunday School Class.  She was also a member of the Schuyler American Legion Auxiliary.  She enjoyed reading, cooking and baking.  The heart of Doris’s life was her family and her church.
     
    Services will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville, with Reverend John Sowers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, August 7, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville.  You are invited to share your memories of Doris, leave condolences and view her memorial video at www.woodfuneralhome.online.

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