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Martha Myers, 93, of Colchester

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

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, 0, of Augusta

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

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, 7, of Bushnell

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

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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William James "Jim" Robeson, 70, of Rushville

William James “Jim” Robeson, 70, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 3:54 a.m. Friday, August 04, 2017, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  He was born on August 28, 1946 in Rushville, IL. He was a son of the late William & Leona Icenogle Robeson. He married Judith Ann Allen on September 6, 1964 in Rushville, IL.  She survives along with (2) daughters, Melissa Prather & husband Nick, Nicole Stambaugh & husband Mike both of Rushville, IL, (3) grandchildren, Casey, Cole & Connor Prather.  He was preceded in death by (1) brother, Robert Robeson, (1) sister, Teresa Orr.  
 
He worked at Bartlow Brothers Packing in Rushville for ten years. He then worked at Oscar Meyer & Co., Excel Meat Solutions, and later Cargill Corp. for forty years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of the Rushville Odd Fellows Friendship Lodge #24 and Schuyler Co. Coon Hunters Association. Jim was an avid coin collector and gardener.  He was a Green Bay Packers and all around sports fan. He enjoyed spending time with his grandsons and dog, Abby.  
 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Larry DeSha officiating.  Interment will follow at Sims Cemetery in Huntsville, Twp, Schuyler Co., IL.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services on Wednesday.  Memorials may be given to Schuyler Humane Society.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.
  

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Robert Leroy "Bob" Yeast, 95, of Macomb

Robert Leroy "Bob" Yeast, 95, of 330 East Grant Street, Macomb, Illinois, passed away at

1 0:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

He was born on a farm, one and a half miles southeast of Macomb on September 8, 1921, to

William Ernest and Ruth (Archer) Yeast. Ernest was a grain and dairy farmer. Surviving are one

son, John Stephen (Judy) Yeast of Sciota; three grandchildren, Melissa (Leandro) Telles, of Macomb

Michael (Elizabeth) Yeast of Chandler, Arizona and Ashley (Mitch) Tanney of Centennial,

Colorado. Also surviving are one sister-in-law, Barbara Rosenberger of Calabasas, California;

two nephews, Bradford Rosenberger of Pasadena, California, William (Elizabeth) Yeast of Mill

Valley, California; four nieces, Janice (Larry) Wayland, Sharon (William) Butcher, and Debbie (David)

Taylor, all of Macomb and Lou Ann (Bert) Glader of Stanford, California.

Mary, his wife of 60 years, preceded him in death in 2007.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother, William Richard Yeast; one sister,

Dorothy (Jess) Davidson; two nephews, James Campbell and Roger Campbell; and two brothersin-

law, Robert (Dorothy) Campbell and John (Louise) Campbell.

Robert’s first eight grades of schooling were in a one room country school. He attended and

graduated from Macomb High School in 1939. He married Mary LaRue (Campbell) Yeast on

N o v e m b e r 3 0 , 1 9 4 0 , i n M a c o m b .

Upon graduation he worked for two years at the Illinois Electric Porcelain factory as a precision

grinder. With war in the air Robert was ordered to take his precision grinding skills to the Arsenal

in Rock Island, Illinois. There he drilled and finished machine gun barrels until 1943 when he was

drafted into the Army Infantry and ordered to report to Camp Blanding, Florida. Prior to

deployment he received a Combat Infantryman Expert Marksmanship Badge with an M1.

Robert sailed to Europe aboard the Queen Mary and soon found live combat experience in

Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge. Shortly thereafter it was Robert’s company that crossed

the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen. During his deployment he was awarded two Overseas Service

Bars, a European-African-Middle Eastern Ribbon with three Bronze Battle Stars, a Good Conduct

Medal, and a WWII Victory Medal. He returned to civilian life in 1946 after fulfilling his military

obligation.

Upon his return, Robert found employment at the McDonough Power Company. He worked there

for 13 years serving as a groundsman, lineman, storekeeper, power use advisor and assistant

manager. In 1957 he left McDonough Power to open his own business, Yeast Printing, Inc. He was

president and CEO of the business for 58 years until retiring in 2015.

Through the years Mr. Yeast was very active in the community. His accomplishments

included service as a member of the Macomb School Unit #185 school board; serving as a Boy Scout

scoutmaster, district chairman and member of the Prairie Council Executive Committee; Trustee,

Deacon and Elder of the First Presbyterian Church; Worshipful Master in the Masonic Lodge;

Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce "Citizen of the Year" in 1986; president of the Macomb

Area Chamber of Commerce in 1987; member of the V.F.W. and American Legion Post 6; served as

a board member of the McDonough County Red Cross and the Tuberculosis Association. In 2013,

Robert was honored for his significant contribution to the community throughout his business

life by Macomb Mayor Mike Inman who declared September 9, 2013 as Robert L. Yeast Day.

Robert joined the Macomb Chapter of Rotary International in 1962, serving as president in 1979-

80. He was awarded Rotary’s prestigious Paul Harris award in 1984. As a member of Rotary he

achieved over 54 years of perfect attendance.

Bob Yeast was initiated into the Macomb Elks Lodge in 1942 while in basic training at Camp

Blanding, Jacksonville, Florida. Following WWII he became very active in the Elks, serving as

exalted ruler in 1965-66, the same year he donated the first Easter Bunny costume to Macomb

Lodge for their Easter Bunny program. In 1967, he was chosen as Macomb Lodge "Elk of the

Year." As an active member of the Lodge he served a term on the House Committee, and a five

year term on the Board of Trustees. During this time he sponsored a team in the Macomb Elks

Bowling League which continued into the 1980’s. He also served in several capacities on the Board of

Directors of the Illinois Elks Bowling Association, including 14 years as treasurer and as president.

In 1975 he began his journey through the Illinois Elks Association’s (IEA) District offices, being

elected District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler in 1980-81. In 1984 he was elected third vice-president

of the IEA and in 1988-89 he served as president. From 1988-93 he was an Area 5 Ritual Committeeman.

During 1988-99 he was selected as the Grand Esteemed Loyal Knight. From 1993-95 he

was chairman of the Grand Lodge Ritual Committee. On November 16, 2013, Macomb Lodge

honored Robert Yeast with a Roast to recognize his 71 years of outstanding service and dedication to

furthering the goals of Elkdom.

Through the years Bob Yeast was often kidded for not having any hobbies. His passion was

work, Rotary and attending Elks events at the Lodge and at state association and Grand Lodge

conventions. He also enjoyed his grandchildren and NASCAR. When the grandchildren were

young, he and Mary would take them to Chicago every Christmas season to see the wonderful

light displays.

Bob Yeast was an astute businessman, but more importantly a kind and compassionate human

being. His gift to mankind was not in talking but in listening and doing. Raised on a farm in the

1930’s Bob was accustomed to hard work, to take nothing for granted, and appreciate what you

have. As a businessman he was generous in giving back to the community, never asking for public

recognition. He was successful because he treasured friendship and respect for his peers. He was

a quiet man, not comfortable in long-winded conversations. If there was work to be done then he

wanted to work, not chat. In high school Bob wanted to be an architect. Circumstances dictated he

follow a different path. He did demonstrate he had the skills to be an architect when he was called

upon to design the original McDonough Power Co-op building and then again, in 1950, when he

designed and performed all the major construction on the first and only home he and Mary would

ever own. They both resided in that home until they were no longer able to care for themselves.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, at the First Presbyterian

Church in Macomb with the Rev. Mark Merrill officiating, Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in

Macomb. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 8, from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service.

Clugston Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macomb Elks Veterans Service, the Illinois Elks

Children’s Care Corporation or the McDonough County Humane Society.

You may sign the guest book and leave online condolences at www.clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Larry Ross Jameson, 68, of Macomb

Larry Ross Jameson, 68, of Macomb, Illinois passed away at 10:52 AM Thursday August 3, 2017 at his residence. He was born March 9, 1949 in Danville, Illinois to Dale William and Margaret Elizabeth (Dixon) Jameson and raised by an aunt and uncle, Don and Jo Jameson. He married Nancy K. Neuhardt in 1972. He later married Beth A. McGinnis on December 30, 2016. They both survive.
He is also survived by two children, Kelly M. (Patricia) Jameson of Chicago, IL; Eric R. (Courtney Williams) Jameson of Macomb, IL; seven siblings, Dave (Barb) Jameson of Bushnell, IL; Doug (Gloria) Jameson of Bloomington, IL; Susan (John) Odenthal of Geneva, IL; Dan (Kathleen) Jameson of Munster, IN; Sally (John) Allhands of Watseka, IL; Gary Jameson of Peoria, IL; Lee (Loretta) Jameson of Downers Grove, IL; sister-in-law Sandy Jameson of McGregor, TX; step mother Phyllis (Raymond) Gibson and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Dean Jameson, one brother in infancy and his long time best friend Randy Heil.
Larry graduated in 1967 from Richwoods High School in Peoria, IL. He graduated from Western Illinois University with a BA in 1971 before graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1972. In 1983, Larry and Patrick J. Burke became business partners and purchased Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home from Glenn Wallen and Esther Dodsworth. This was the beginning of a long and successful partnership. Larry was elected McDonough County Coroner in 1980 after being selected to fill a vacancy. He was elected seven more times, serving 28 years as the McDonough County Coroner. While Coroner, Larry served on the Board of Directors for a number of years and was elected to be President of the Illinois Coroner’s and Medical Examiners Association in 1991. He became involved in the 1st Illinois Funeral Directors Disaster Response Team, helping write the guidelines book. Larry also, became a FEMA certified Disaster Response Coordinator, and longtime member of the Cook County Disaster Response Team.   
Larry enjoyed living in Macomb and was very proud of his community. He was involved as a member of Jaycee’s, Odd Fellows Lodge, Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Macomb Elks Lodge, the Masonic Lodge, Quincy Consistory, Mohammed Shrine, Macomb Rotary Club, the Leatherneck Club, served on the Board of Directors for the Macomb Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors for the Carl Sandburg College Mortuary Science Program.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday August 7, 2017 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church with Deacon Tony Ensenberger officiating. Visitation will be held Sunday August 6, 2017 from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Interment will be in St. Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Macomb Bomber Boosters Club or to Western Illinois University Athletics. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com
 

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Keith E. Murfin, 78, Bushnell

Keith E. Murfin age 78 of Bushnell, Illinois, passed away Monday July 31, 2017, at O.S.F. in Peoria.  He was born November 6, 1938 in Macomb, to Sam and Maxine Hodge Murfin.  Keith was united in marriage on June 11, 1960 in Macomb, to Judy Roberts Murfin, she survives of Bushnell.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his wife of 57 years Judy of Bushnell, 1 Son: Brad Murfin (Luz), Vacaville, Calif., 3 Daughters: Kelly Raymond, Yellville, Ark., Laura Malott (Brian), Bushnell, Holly Luna (Kirk), Minooka, Illinois, 7 Grandchildren: Matthew Raymond (Lindsay), Madison, Wisconsin, Elliott Malott, Fort Myers Florida, Chase Malott, Bushnell, Illinois, Cyndi Anderson (Meryl), Yelloille, Arkansas, Brad Murfin Jr., Vacaville, California, Tommy Luna (Rangel), Minooka, Illinois, 3 Great Grandchildren: Deserae Marie Hamilton, Cole Roger Anderson, Emmaline Grace Raymond, 1 Sister: Carol Stormer (Paul), Danville, Illinois.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Sisters: Ruth Huston, Norma Jean Fyffe Haws.
Keith had worked at the Colchester Brick and Tile Company, then as a farm hand in the Bushnell area for over 50 years.  He was a hardworking man, who loved his family with every fiber of his being.
Graveside services will be 3:00 P.M. Thursday, August 3, 2017, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, with Rev. Mark Wolford.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family.  Memorial has been established to Keith's Grandchildren, that were his world. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Betty F. Leefers, 94, Macomb

Macomb-Betty F. Leefers, 94, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 12:00 PM Monday July 31, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.
She was born April 23, 1923 in Roseville, Illinois to Edgar and Fern Reed Dakin. She married Kenneth Leefers on Nov. 17, 1954. He preceded her in death on March 27, 2010.
She was also preceded in death by her parent; sisters, Doris Hennenfent and Mary Lou Miller.
She is survived by her children, Charles Leefers of Tucson, Arizona, Susan Kay Leefers of Macomb, Illinois; and a grandson, Alex Leefers of Flagstaff, Arizona.
She worked for the McDonough County Circuit Clerk’s Office for over 10 years. She was also a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday August 5, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Dr. Howard White will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday August 4, 2017 at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Lafayette Square Residential Fund.  Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com


 

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Donald F. Scharfenberg, 86, Macomb

Donald F. Scharfenberg passed away on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Wesley Healthcare from complications related to a recent stroke. He was born on May 13, 1931 to Joseph and Alma (Ploog) Scharfenberg in Sterling, Illinois. There he grew up and met and married the love of his life of the past 70 years, Peggy (Beach).

He is survived by his wife, Peggy of Macomb, and son, Jon (Carol) Scharfenberg of Decatur and grandchildren, Taylor and Tucker Scharfenberg, daughter, Jill Roby of O’Fallon, Missouri and grandsons, Ryan and Alex Roby and great-granddaughter, Everleigh Roby, son, Tom (Diane) Scharfenberg of Naperville and grandchildren, Jim and Sarah Scharfenberg. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Paul.

Don was a veteran and served in Japan during the Korean War. Upon his return from his Army service, he earned a degree in Art Education from Northern Illinois University. He went on to earn a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois and his Doctoral degree from Illinois State University. He began his teaching career at National College of Education Evanston, then with the Rockford Public Schools. In 1960, he began his tenure as an art educator at Western Illinois University. He loved teaching students how to understand and appreciate the need for art, and to encourage their artistic growth until his retirement in 1993. He also created numerous works of art that can be seen on display in the Macomb area.

In addition to his artistic talent, he was blessed with a love of music and was proud to have been a member of the University of Illinois Marching Illini, and he sang in numerous choirs throughout his life, including the First Presbyterian Church choir up until his passing.

He had many interests and hobbies including a tremendous love of the outdoors and nature. He enjoyed gardening and watching the birds he would attract to his feeders. He and Peggy spent many hours with their family and friends on their boat. And the only activity he loved more than fishing was cheering for the Fighting Illini, the Chicago Bears, and his beloved Chicago Cubs.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the extraordinary care and compassion we all received from the Emergency Team at McDonough District Hospital, the ICU doctors and staff at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, the Staff at Wesley Healthcare, and the remarkable care of Kristie from MDH Hospice. Special gratitude is extended to Theo Epstein and the World Champion Chicago Cubs.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb with Reverend Mark Merrill officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Music Fund or 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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Velma M. Welch, 85, Tennessee, IL

Velma M. Welch age 85 of Tennessee, Illinois, passed away at her home with her family at her side on Saturday, July 29, 2017.  She was born on July 7, 1932, in the Oak Grove Community located in Hancock, County, Illinois, to George W. and Sarah E. Whelchel Carle.  Velma was united in  marriage to William N. Welch Jr. on August 21, 1949, in Hamilton, Illinois, he preceded her in death November 13, 1984.  She then became very dear friends with Sam Logan and Carroll Weaver, who also preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her Parents, 1 Brother: Gerald Carle, 1 Sister: Nellie Shipman, 1 Grandson In Law: Eric Beekman.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Sons: Bill Welch (Theresa), Macomb, Illinois, Bobby Logan, Colchester, Illinois, 3 Grandchildren: Eric Welch (Mary), Macomb, Illinois, Laurie Beekman, Bushnell, Illinois, Chad Welch (Jeri), Macomb, Illinois, 7 Great Grandchildren: Austin Welch, Alex Welch, Sofia Welch, Brooklyn Welch, Caden Welch, Aaron Logan, and Brody Logan.
Velma was a social member of the Macomb V.F.W., Colchester Senior Center, Faith Fellowship Church, Tennessee, Illinois,  Velma enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, crafting, bingo, playing cards, gathering with friends and family, traveling, camping, listening and watching bands perform blue grass and country music.  Of all the things, that she did, her greatest enjoyment came when she watched her son Bill with his antique tractors in the tractor pulls, along with spending time with her family.  Velma had been employed at Western Illinois University for 20 years in Building services.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Dave Scott.  Burial will follow the services at St. Marys Cemetery, St. Marys, Illinois.  Visitation with the family will be 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Memorials are to Faith Fellowship Church, Colchester Senior Center, McDonough District Hospital Hospice, or Colchester Rescue. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Mary E. Howard, 76, Rushville

Mary E. Howard, 76, of Rushville, IL passed away at 9:11a.m., Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.  She was born on July 26, 1941 at Alton, IL a daughter of the late Lloyd Cal & Anna Mae Blurton Clayton.  She married Clifford Eugene Howard on December 2, 1958 in Beardstown, IL.  He preceded her in death on June 1, 1999.  She is survived by (2) sons, Jimmie L. Howard & companion Cheryl Stone, Tommie P. Howard & wife Cheryl of Rushville, IL, (2) daughters, Sue E. Rosen & husband Bill of Houston, TX, Nancy A. Minter & husband Donald of Houston, TX, (6) grandchildren, (3) great grandchildren, (3) brothers, Edward Clayton & wife Pam of Canton, IL, Robert Clayton & wife Sharon of Merritt, IL, Jack Clayton & wife Cindy of Macomb, IL, (1) sister, Dorothy Reische of Springfield, IL, brother-in-law, Mike Vaughn of Ipava, IL & numerous nieces & nephews  She was preceded in death by (1) son, Roger Howard, (1) brother, Lloyd Clayton, (2) sisters, Sue Vaughn, Carolyn Yates.  She worked at Haber Car Wash, Mary’s Dari Maid, Dee’s Café & Brown’s Restaurant until retiring in 2001. She was a member of the Schuyler American Legion Unit #4. Mary loved her vegetable & flower gardens.  Her hobbies were canning, cooking, baking, bird watching and in later years her cats.  Funeral arrangements will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Grant Armstrong officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Schuyler American Legion Post #4. Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com

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Wanda L. Miller, 99, Havana IL

Name:   Wanda L. Miller                           Age:    99

Address:   Havana, IL

Date of Death: Friday, July 28, 2017   Time: 8:23 pm       

Place:  Havana Health Care Center in Havana, IL

Date of Birth:    June 22, 1918  Place: Sheldons Grove, IL

Parents: Pete and Lula Maye (Curless) Hamm

Married: Fred Miller on November 22, 1943 in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1984.

Survivors: Son- Richard (and Connie) Miller of Rushville, IL
  Son- Pete (and Pam) Miller of Lewistown, IL
  9 Grandchildren, 21 Great-Grandchildren, 9 Great-Great-Grandchildren
  Brother- Pete (and Lois) Hamm, Jr. of Browning, IL

Preceded by:    son, Tim Miller, daughter, Joyce Korth, 5 brothers, Marshall, Dallas, J.C., Dale,      and Virgil Hamm and her sister Glenna Hursch

Occupation:  Homemaker


Memberships:   Wanda lived at and enjoyed overlooking Anderson Lake before making her home with her daughter, Joyce, in Bath.
She was an avid bowler. She bowled in Pro-Ams all over the country and was inducted into the Illinois Bowling Hall of Fame. She was also inducted into the Havana Women’s Bowling Association in 1982. At age 82, she finally retired her bowling ball.
Wanda traveled to Las Vegas several times. She attended many Miller reunions and was known for her cooking and homemade noodles. 

Services:  Graveside service will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Sheldons Grove Cemetery.

Place:    Sheldons Grove Cemetery

Officiating:  Pastor Wayne Cureless

Visitation:    

Interment:     Sheldons Grove Cemetery

Memorials:          Hickory-Kerton Fire Department

Services By:   Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, IL. Online condolences may be given   to the family at www.shawgomemorialhome.org
 

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D. Jane LeFebvre, 77, of Macomb

D. Jane LeFebvre, 77, of Macomb, Illinois passed away at 4:11 AM Friday July 28, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital.  She was born November 9, 1939 in Macomb to Norris and Bertha (McCammon) Moon.  She married John “Max” LeFebvre in Macomb, IL on November 11, 1961. He preceded her in death in 2007.
Surviving are two children Tracy (Rick) VanBrooker of Macomb, IL; Joe (Melissa) LeFebvre of Macomb, IL; seven grandchildren, Kellen (Seth) Hughes, Makenna LeFebvre, Mariah Manzo, Heather Mesick, Hanna Mesick, Holli (Spencer) Raleigh and Andie (Mark) Cokel; four great-grandchildren, Tessa Jane Hughes, Briar Allen Taft, Jaden Elizabeth Taft and Ellison Eileen Cokel; one sister Mary Ann Fowler of Macomb, IL; and her special friend, significant other and companion Craig Duyser.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two siblings, Saranelle Deane and Frank Moon.
Jane and Max owned and operated the Black Bull Taco House in Macomb for several years. She was a member of the Macomb VFW Post 1921, American Legion Post 6, Elks Lodge #1009 and the Macomb Eagles Club.  Jane was also an avid Cubs fan. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends especially her grandchildren.
Cremation Rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held Tuesday August 1, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral home. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial of ashes will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Macomb American Legion Post 6 or to the Macomb Eagles Club. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Ronald O. Weaver, 80, Adair

Ronald O. Weaver, 80, of Adair, Illinois passed away Wednesday July 26, 2017 at his residence.       He was born March 29, 1937 in Hancock County, IL to Melvin and Irene (Curtis) Weaver.  He married Shirley Chapman on June 12, 1960 in New Philadelphia, IL, she survives.

Also surviving is one daughter, Kathy (Kurt) Gibson of Anderson, SC; two grandsons, Michael and Ryan Gibson; six brothers, Francis (Dixie) Weaver of Bushnell, Il; Jerry (Dorothy) Weaver of Decatur, IL; Scott (Roberta) Weaver of Macomb, IL; Danny (Norma) Weaver of Cobden, IL; Bennie (Nancy) Weaver of Augusta, IL; Lyle Weaver of Macomb, IL; four sisters, Beverly (Jim) Manley of Plymouth, IL; Melvina Gilbert of Macomb, IL; Betty (Richard) White of Macomb, IL; Linda (Vernon) Twait of Carbondale, IL; one step-sister, Patty (Ray) LuBash of Good Hope, IL.

Ronald retired from NTN Bower’s in 1999, after 33 years of service.  He was a member of the New Salem Christian Church.  Ronald, along with his brother Francis, enjoyed playing country music at local nursing homes and square dances for many years.

Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday July 29, 2017 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home where visitation will be one hour prior to services.  Rev. Jim Eddy will officiate.  Interment will be in the Bushnell Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Adair Rescue Squad.  Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com
 

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Norma Jean Renshaw, 88, of Burnside

Mrs. Norma Jean Renshaw, 88, of Burnside, IL passed away at 9:30 AM Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at her home.
 
She was born August 24, 1928 in Blandinsville, the daughter of Norman and Madelyn Fisher McKeown. On September 11, 1947 she married Wendell J. Renshaw in Rock Island, IL. He preceded her in death on November 13, 1994.
 
She graduated from the Blandinsville High School and was Valedictorian of her class. Earlier in life, she and husband owned and operated the Main Café in Blandinsville. She also worked for the First National Bank in Blandinsville for 29 years and for AIM Crop Insurance in Blandinsville for several years.
 
Norma Jean was a member of the LaHarpe Union Church. She enjoyed gardening, her dog, Sparky and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
 
Surviving are 2 daughters, Rebecca Link of Quincy, IL and Pamela (Ronald) Bundy of Burnside, 5 grandchildren, Erin Link of Burlington, IA, Adam (Sara) Link of Moline, IL, Sarah Link and her fiancé, Connor Haxel, of Quincy, Alex (Erica) Bundy of Burnside and Dayna Bundy of Chesterfield, MO, 2 step-grandchildren, Brandon (Cassie) Bundy of LaHarpe and Brandy Bundy of Springfield, IL, 3 great-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren and 2 brothers, Bill (Bonnie) McKeown of Blandinsville and Charles (Cyndy) McKeown of Bloomington, IL, her sister-in-law, Irene Renshaw of Terre Haute, IL and several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, 1 brother, Donald McKeown, her father, Norman McKeown and her step-father and mother, Norman and Madelyn Fenton.
 
Services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, July 28, 2017 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Bruce Goettsche officiating. Burial will be in the Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville. Friends may call after 3:00PM Thursday at the funeral home where the family will meet with friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. A memorial has been established for the MDH Hospice. Condolences may be left by visiting her obituary at banksandbeals.com.

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Evelyn Joan Waddill, 83 of Macomb

Evelyn Joan Waddill, 83 of Macomb, Illinois, passed away Monday, July 24, 2017, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.  She was born October 15, 1933, in Tennessee, Illinois to Claude and Myrtle Norris Van Fleet.  Joan was united in marriage on November 15, 1950, in Colchester to William W. Waddill Sr., he preceded her in death on October 6, 1990.  She was also preceded by her parents and 1 Son: Terrance Waddill.
 
Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Sons: William Waddill Jr. (Leanne) , Fifty Six, AR., Les Waddill (Melissa), Macomb, IL., 4 Daughters: Connie McEntire, Carthage, IL, Brenda James, Macomb, IL., Cynthia Beckner (Kenith), Colchester, IL., Carol Thurman, Batesville, AR., 10 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, 2 Brothers: Carl Van Fleet, Ewing, MO., George Van Fleet (Shirley), Plymouth, IL., 3 Sisters: Bonnie Maness, Tarkio, MO., Patty Cook, Plymouth, IL., and Luan Johnson (Sam), Plymouth, IL.
 
Joan had worked at Cooper Industries in Macomb for many years along with helping farm on the family farm.  She loved to oil paint, read, crocheting, spend time on her computer, visiting with friends and family.  She loved to raise a big garden on the farm and from that can as much as she could. Joan loved living on the farm, where she would be outdoors, spending time with her dogs, that she loved dearly.  Most of all, she loved her family, and all the times she spent with them.
 
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Pastor Jim Richardson.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services on Thursday at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the registor book at the funeral home after 12 noon till 5:30 P.M. Wednesday.  Memorial is to Bethel Baptist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Delores Irene Hall, 87, Mt. Sterling

Dolores Irene Hall, 87, of White Hall, IL, formerly of Mt. Sterling, IL, passed away at 12:10 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the White Hall Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in White Hall.  She was born on April 15, 1930 in Brown Co., IL a daughter of the late Loren & Lacy Houston Alcorn.  She married Norris “Joker” Adams on March 15, 1947 in Mt. Sterling, IL.  He preceded her in death on January 26, 1977.  She then married Don O’Malley on May 13, 1980 in Mt. Sterling, IL.  He preceded her in death on November 16, 1992. She later married Jesse Hall on December 25, 1994 in Macomb, IL.  He preceded her in death on February 7, 2011.  She is survived by (1) daughter, Merry Lynn Tallman & husband Daniel of Greenfield, IL, (1) grandson, Michael Hill & wife Kelley of Winchester, IL, (1) great granddaughter, Vanessa Hill.  She was preceded in death by (1) brother, Lloyd Alcorn & (1) sister, Nina Johnson.  She was a member of the Mt. Sterling First Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Mt. Sterling City Cemetery with Rev. John Pattison officiating.  Inurnment will follow. 

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Ruth M. Runkle, 93, of Littleton

Ruth M.  Runkle, 93, of Littleton, IL passed away at 1:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at her home where she lived for seventy years, with family by her side.  She was born on October 24, 1923 in Macomb, IL a daughter of the late Chester Brooks & Tennie Annie Gray Hillyer.  She married Francis Eugene Runkle on December 19, 1940 in Palmyra, MO.  He preceded her in death on September 22, 2003.  
 
She is survived by (8) grandchildren, Rick Jones & wife Kathy of Littleton, IL, Lea Ann Evans & husband Doug of Mt. Sterling, IL, Kevin Runkle of Littleton, IL, Greg Runkle & wife Amanda of Littleton, IL, Kay Smith & husband Monty of Rushville, IL, Tom McMurren of Rushville, IL, Hank Bennett of Canton, IL, Jeff Bennett of Canton, IL, (17) great grandchildren, (7) great-great grandchildren, numerous nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by (1) son, Dick Runkle & daughter-in-law, Barbara Runkle, (1) daughter, Clara Mae Curtis, (1) great grandson, Ryan L. Jones, (3) brothers, Keith Hillyer, Russell Hillyer, and C.B. Hillyer, Jr., (3) sisters, Ruby Trone, Shirley Runkle, and Geneva Martin.
 
She was a member of the Littleton United Methodist Church and was a life-long farm wife & homemaker. She loved mowing her lawn & tending her flower & vegetable gardens. She also enjoyed cooking, baking & canning. She was a babysitter for everyone who needed her, she cleaned houses & had been a waitress at the Littleton Cafe.  Ruth always said to everyone, “I’ll be okay, take it easy & be good.”  
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 21, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in Littleton Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services on Friday. Memorials may be given to the Littleton Fire Departmant or Beacons Of Hope Hospice (102 E Main St. Galesburg, IL 61401). Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.
 
 

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Royal J. Bryan, 91, of Macomb

Royal J. Bryan, 91, of 1200 East Grant Street, Macomb passed away at 1:48 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
He was born on August 22, 1925 in Lee Township, Fulton County to Leonard and Mary Hoyle Bryan. He married Margaret Ash on September 21, 1962 in Macomb. She passed away on February 25, 2013.
 
He was also preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Cecil, Wayne, Herschel, Leonard and Lowell Bryan and five sisters, Annettalie Garrison, Georgia Mize, Ines Haffner Johns, Lula Stephans and Bessie Harland.
 
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
 
He graduated from Cuba High School in 1942. He served in the Army from December 10, 1943 to April 29, 1946. He was a member of the 303rd FA BN of the 97th Infantry Division. He served in both the European and Pacific theaters and held the rank of Sargeant.
 
He worked for Scotland Road District for 39 years, 18 of those as Road Commissioner. He was past Commander of Post 6 Macomb American Legion, serving in that capacity in 1964 and 1965. He was also a member of the Macomb VFW. He went on the Great River Honor Flight out of Hannibal on June 24, 2017.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday July 24, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Jungil Rhee officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with full military rites being conducted by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW.
 
Memorials may be made to the Wesley Village Benevolent Fund.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Mildred (Peg) L.Vogler-Nell, 95, of Rushville

Mildred (Peg) L.Vogler-Nell, 95, of Rushville, IL passed away at 12:33 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington, IL.  She was born on July 9, 1922 in Schuyler County, IL a daughter of the late Earnest & Minnie Johnson-Vogler.  She married James E. Nell on June 16, 1967 in Clark County, NV.  He preceded her in death on July 16, 2000.  
 
She is survived by (3) daughters, Janet Heaton of Rushville, IL, Dixie Hierman & husband Bob of Mapleton, IL, Penny Beckstead of Mesa, AZ,  (7) grandchildren, (14) great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by (1) son, Larry Curtis, (1) daughter, Regina Nell-Stephenson, (1) son-in-law, Larry Heaton, Sr., (1) granddaughter, Robin Heaton, (2) sisters, Irene Cripe & Hazel Crum.  
 
Mildred (Peg) lived in Schuyler most of her childhood life. As an adult, she moved to Macomb & worked at Billy Woo’s Restaurant for thirteen years until her marriage to James Nell in 1967. Together they lived in Phoenix & Mesa AZ for seven years before returning to Quincy, IL in 1973. They later moved to Rushville to farm. Because of Jimmy’s health issues they moved to town in 2000, where Mildred resided for sixteen years until moving to Farmington Country Manor in Farmington, IL.  
 
Peg worked numerous places during her career including AZ Public Schools, Dickson Electronics, Motorola, Davison & Cleaver and Snyder’s Vaughn Haven Nursing Home.  She loved the outdoor farm life, working with livestock, mowing yards and all that pertained to the farm.  She also enjoyed spending time with family, sewing and quilting.  
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, IL with Rev. Carl Wiggins officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 until the time of services on Saturday. Memorials may be given to Vitas Healthcare Hospice, 5019 N. Executive Dr., Peoria, IL 61614.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com
 

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Sidney L. Allen, 81, Prairie City

Sidney L. Allen, 81, of Prairie City, IL passed away at 1:25 AM Monday July 17, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital. He was born November 26, 1935 to Roy and Avery (Akers) Allen. He married Jean E. Howerter on August 26, 1977 in Bushnell, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are six children, Cindy (Randy) VanBrooker-Shepler of August, IL; Jerry Allen of Bushnell, IL; Greg (Susan) Allen of Huntley, IL; Teresa (Doug Huls) Statler of Basco, IL; Kevin (Julie) Allen of Forsyth, MO; Tammy (John) McCamant of Bushnell, IL; one step-son Keith (Jody) Douglass of East Galesburg, IL; seven siblings, Sandra Shipman of Dallas City, IL; Earl (Judy) Allen of Plymouth, IL; Larry Allen of Carthage, IL; Linda (Dale) Schamberger of Carthage, IL; Janie Crum of Carthage, IL; Cheryl (Wes) Shoemyer of Clarence, MO; Chris (Ronnie) Totten of Salisbury, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Danny Allen.
After graduating from Plymouth High School Sidney set out on a 50 + year journey working, traveling and making his own path in the trucking industry. Sidney and his wife Jeanie working together owned and operated Allen’s Trucking for 35 years. After retiring from the trucking industry, he enjoyed working part time for Blout Farms.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday July 21, 2017 at the Corman Memorial Home in Avon. Where visitation will be Thursday July 20, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Pastor Jim Eddy will officiate. Cremation Rites will follow services. Burial of ashes will be in Prairie City Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Bushnell Patriot Flag Crew or to the Bushnell Rescue Squad. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.cormanmh.com
 

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Elaine S. Pittenger, 88, of Tennessee, IL

Elaine S. Pittenger age 88 of Tennessee, Illinois, passed away Monday, July 17, 2017, at Wesley Village Health Care, in Macomb, Illinois.  She was born May  12, 1929 in Chaffee, North Dakota, to Walter H. and Luella Miller Sprunk.  Elaine was united in marriage to John Louis Pittenger on August 23, 1959 in Chaffee, North Dakota, he preceded her in death on February 27, 2014.

Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Sister In Law: Marlene Sprunk, Crystal, Minnesota, 1 Nephew: David S. (Mary) Sprunk, Pine City, Minn., 2 Nieces: Diane (Lee) Englund, Princeton, Minn., Joy (Nick) Bueltel, Golden Valley, Minn., 6 Great Nieces and Nephews, 5 Great Great Nieces and Nephews, 2 Aunts: Helene Sandvig, Fargo North Dakota, Eleanor White, Macomb, Il., a very special Cousin: Gerald and Mary Jane White, Colchester, Il., along with several Cousins.
Elaine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 1 Brother: Kenneth Sprunk.
Elaine was born and raised in North Dakota, where she attended rural schools.  She is a graduate of Leonard High School in North Dakota, Valley City State Teachers College in North Dakota and Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Elaine had taught school in the Nauvoo Colusa School District, and the Colchester School District of which she taught 22 years.  She had also been employed with the McDonough County Health Department, where she was given the Woman of the Year award.  She was a past president of the Church Women United, United Methodist Women, Homemakers Extension, Colchester Teachers Club, McDonough County Retired Teachers, and Hills Grove United Methodist Church of which she had played the piano for over 50 years.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary with Rev. Jim Clayton.  Burial will follow the services at St. Mary’s Cemetery in St Mary.  Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services on Friday at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Thursday.  Memorials are to Chaddock School, Quincy, Illinois or Cunningham Children’s Home, Urbana, Illinois.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Sara E. Ward, 90, of Rushville

Sara E. Ward, 90, of Rushville, passed away at 5:30 AM, Friday, July 14, 2017, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
 
She was born on February 12, 1927, in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, the daughter of Hartzel and Electa (Bonser) Simpson.  She married Stanley Ward on October 27, 1945, in Rushville and he preceded her in death on February 19, 2004.
 
Surviving are three children Linda Strong and husband Dennis of Rushville, Kenny Ward and wife Diane of Camden and Vicki Ruth and husband Darrell of Mt. Carmel, five grandchildren Amy Ralston and husband John, Emily Hamm and husband Petie, Tracy Stambaugh and husband Kraig, Darrick Ruth and wife Cathy and Ryan Ruth and wife Brigitte, 15 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, a brother-in-law Robert Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, a sister-in-law Betty Ward of Pleasant View and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a daughter Paula Ward, a brother James Simpson and a sister Mary Ann Anderson.
 
Sara was a 1944 graduate of Rushville High School.  Prior to her marriage, she worked at Alexander Lumber in Rushville.  She was a homemaker and assisted her husband on the family farm, where she raised chickens, cattle, hogs and a huge garden.  After her children were grown, she worked part-time for the Schuyler County Treasurer’s Office.
 
She was a member of the Camden United Methodist Women and the Rushville Professional Women.  She volunteered at the HELP Center in Rushville.  She and Stanley traveled all over the United States with their camper and wintered in Texas.  She was a great seamstress, who made her daughters’ clothes for many years along with many quilts.  She loved to play cards.  Sara was a terrific cook and infamous for her noodles and date pudding.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, during holidays and at all of their events.
 
Services will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Reverend Charles Peart, III officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, July 17, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the Camden United Methodist Church, Hope Blooms or Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation.  You are invited to share your memories of Sara, leave condolences and view her memorial video at www.woodfuneralhome.online.

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William E. "Bill" Weingartner, 91, of Macomb

William E. "Bill" Weingartner, 91, of Macomb passed away at 12:55 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
 
He was born on July 27, 1925 in Macomb to Clyde and Catherine Eastin Weingartner. He first married Doris Philson on November 12, 1944 in Greenville, South Carolina. She passed away on February 7, 1986. He then married Debbie Bartels on February 14, 1987 Lake Worth Florida. She passed away on August 10, 1993.
 
He is also preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Kathy LaVingon and one brother, Robert "Smokey" Weingartner.
 
Bill is survived by one daughter, Karen (Leonard) Justus of Macomb; two grandchildren, Todd (Joan) Justus of Old Monroe, Missouri and Troy Justus of Springfield; three great-grandchildren, Whitney, Sidney and Dalton and two great-great-grandchildren, Tristan and Liam.
 
Bill lived in Macomb all of his life. He was a warehouse manager for McDonough Power.
 
He was an Air Force veteran serving during World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Macomb, 68 year member of the Macomb Elks, a 71 year member of the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW.
 
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery with Reverend Gary Elg officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW. There will be no visitation. 
 
Memorials may be made to the Elks Children’s Care, Elms Nursing Home or 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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Evelyn Hainline, 90, Blandinsville

Evelyn B. Hainline, 93, of Blandinsville passed away at 3:14 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Carthage Memorial Hospital in Carthage.

She was born on April 2, 1924 in Blandinsville to Lawrence and Iona Bixler Allen. She married Robert Hainline on August 3, 1941 in Kahoka, Missouri. He passed away on May 26, 1973.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Roger Hainline; one grandson, Blaine Whitman; one sister, Arlene Simpson and two brothers, Murry Allen and Lawrence Allen.

She is survived by her children, Renie Hainline of Blandinsville, Sharon Kay (Ken) Garrett of Hermitage, Tennessee and Janet (David) Whitman of Blandinsville; six grandchildren, Rhonda (Sam) Nguyen, Denise (Robert) Zickgraf, Debra (Khue) Nguyen, Regina (Frank) DeRiggi, Alan (Jolyn) Whitman and Melissa (Tom) Walley; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and four brothers, Jerry (Carol) Allen, Jack (Diane) Allen, Max Allen and Carl (Lynn) Allen.

Evelyn has lived all of her life in Blandinsville. She cleaned the bank for 50 years and also cleaned houses.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville with Reverend Nate McCarter officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville.

Memorials may be made to the Carthage Memorial Hospital Foundation.

You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Lavona O. Walker, 90, Macomb

Lavona O. Walker age 90 of Macomb, IL formerly of Cuba, IL passed way at 11:51 A.M. Thursday July 13, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, IL.  She was born on August 5, 1926 in rural Avon, Fulton Co., Illinois to Charles Webster and Iness E. Howe Goodell.  She married Cloyde J. Walker on October 28, 1950 in Havana, IL and he preceded her in death on March 22, 1989.  Lavona is survived by one Daughter – Rebecca S. (Jack) Hart of Marietta, IL, 2 Grandchildren – Jessica and Jennifer Hart and numerous Nieces and Nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her Parents, 1 Brother, and 2 Sisters.
Lavona was a member of the Point Pleasant United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday July 17, 2017 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, IL, with visitation being held 1 hour prior to the time of services at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Cuba Cemetery.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Point Pleasant United Methodist Church.  

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Stephanie Anne Mazzini, 53, of Macomb

Stephanie Anne Mazzini, 53, of Macomb, formerly of Springfield passed away at 4:57 a.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
 
She was born on April 29, 1964 in Springfield to Bruce and Wanda Watkins Thompson.
 
She is survived by three daughters, Brianna Bowles of Macomb, Ann Day of Springfield and Alexis (Phillip) Weaver of Chicago; two sons, Dalton Mazzini of Macomb and Chase Morris of Springfield; four grandchildren; five sisters, Sheila (David) Brown, Susan Thompson, Sharon (Dan) Sexson, Sandra (Jeff) Vacker and Cheryl Thompson.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Bruce Thompson.
 
Stephanie lived in Springfield most of her life before moving to Macomb in 2010.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. The family will meet with friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Iris J. Hagey, 94, of Wood Dale, formerly of Blandinsville

Iris J. Hagey, 94, of Wood Dale, formerly of Blandinsville passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at her home in Wood Dale, Illinois.
 
She was born on June 2, 1923 in Fountain Green to Charles and Josephine Hensley Jenkins. She married Clair Hagey on November 6, 1948 in Sciota. He passed away in 1984.
 
She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Carolene Welsh and Lillian Dannenhauer.
 
She is survived by one daughter, Pam Hagey of Wood Dale and several nieces and nephews.
 
Iris lived her early life in Blandinsville before moving to Peoria in 1942. She then moved to Mossville and lived there for many years before living the last 7 years in Wood Dale. She worked as a bookkeeper.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville with Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. There will be no visitation.
 
Memorials may be made to Alexian Brothers Hospice Program.
 
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville is in charge of arrangements.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Alfred Gil Belles, 76, of Macomb

Alfred Gil Belles, 76, of Macomb, IL died on May 25, 2017 at 11:02 AM. He was born July 6, 1940 in Louisville, KY to Alfred Gilbert and Julia Marie (Schneider) Belles.
Surviving is his sister-in-law Barbara Jean Belles of El Paso, TX; one niece, Julia Ann Belles of Santa Fe, NM and one nephew Robert Clarence Belles of Rockford, IL.
 
Gil came to Western Illinois in 1968 to teach history at Western Illinois University. While he was in that department he helped create a Black Studies Area and then chaired the department of African American studies. In 1985, Belles "retrained," earning another degree, and began teaching in the department of recreation, park and tourism administration (RPTA). He taught in RPTA, creating courses for the tourism component of the curriculum, until his retirement in 1996. Along the way, he chaired the Council on Admission, Graduation, and Academic Standards (CAGAS) for three separate terms. He was the recipient of the College of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Outstanding Teaching Award, five WIU Faculty Excellence Awards and a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Wittenberg University, to name a few. 
 
During his tenure, he was actively involved in such campus activities as Open Door and the President's Task Force to End Homophobia, and continued to be involved in numerous community and civic organizations including the Performing Arts Society, YMCA of McDonough County, Tri-States Public Radio and Tri-States Audio Information Services, the Western Illinois Museum, Meals on Wheels, McDonough County Historical Society and the Macomb Public Library. 
 
In 2009, the College of Fine Arts and Communication recognized Belles with the "Distinguished Friend of the College Award." Belles is a past board member for the Performing Arts Society and was instrumental in leading the effort to renovate the COFAC Recital Hall Green Room. The PAS named the Green Room in Belles' honor. In addition, he supported many Alumni Programs functions and was instrumental in coordinating the annual Homecoming run/walk. Because of his commitment to the University, Belles received the WIU Alumni Programs' Honorary Alumnus Award in 2010.
 
Belles delivered the inaugural Jackie Thompson Wellness Lecture, "The Importance of Wellness in Your Life," in October 2011. An advocate of health and wellness, Belles could often be found at WIU's Student Recreation Center and the McDonough County YMCA.
 
In his earlier years, he served as the swimming coach for the YMCA, the high school and the WIU Water Polo team, which won the NAIA national championship in 1969. He created the first WIU TinMan Triathlon in 1980 and served as the event's director through 1985. 
 
Cremation Rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life and Ice Cream Social will be held on Saturday July 15, 2017 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the COFAC Recital Hall Western Illinois University. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book and leave condolences at www.dodsworhfh.com.

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Ruth Marie White Vawter Kugler, 89, of Macomb

Ruth Marie White Vawter Kugler, 89, of Macomb, Illinois passed away Friday, July 7, 2017 at Wesley Village in Macomb. 
 
She was born in rural Fulton County to Laura Freburg White and Andrew Snowden White.  The youngest of eight children, she grew up on her parents' farm.   She had very fond memories of the one-room school she attended in Checkrow, Illinois.  She graduated from Avon High School.   As her brothers left the home to enter WWII, she and her sister took over many of the duties around the home.  
 
In 1946, she married Max Leroy Vawter.  Together, they had five children. 
In 1975 Ruth married Bob Kugler.  For seventeen years, they shared a beautiful marriage and friendship. From this marriage, she gained four lovely step-daughters.
Ruth lived most of her life in Macomb, working at a variety of jobs.  She worked At Western Illinois University in Sherman Hall for 26 years before retiring from the print shop. 
Ruth was a loyal Cubs fan.  Nothing pleased her more than spending time with her three sons while watching the Cubs.
 
Ruth volunteered at McDonough District Hospital.  It was an activity she valued.  Before her health began to fail, she enjoyed getting together with her Monday night pizza group. She was also a member of the First Christian Church.
 
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Laura and Snowden White; two husbands: Max Vawter and Bob Kugler; daughter Janis Bennett and step-daughter Peggy La Bounty; four brothers:  Dale White, June White, Les White, and Leo White; and two sisters: Dorothy Willard and Hazel Barker.
Ruth is survived by her sister Faye Wallick of Bushnell, Illinois; her children: Sue (Bob) Kupfer of Camdenton, Missouri; Mike Vawter of Macomb, Illinois; Marc Vawter of Macomb, David (Alison) of LaHarpe, and son-in-law Jim Bennett of Ashland, Kentucky. Her step-daughters: Kathy Torrance, Pam Knudson, and Angie Klemp, and grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and her great-grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews, and friends.
 
A Celebration of Life will take place at the Red Ox at noon on Friday, July 14, 2017.  Friends and family are invited. Lunch will be served.  Please let one of the family members know you plan to attend. Sue's number is 573-216-5720.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday in Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Kelly Ingersoll will officiate. Again, friends and family are invited.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the McDonough District Hospital Volunteers. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Virginia E. Prather, 88, of Rushville

Virginia E. Prather, 88, of Rushville, as innocent as the definition of her name, remained sweet natured until she passed away at 9:10 AM, Friday, July 7, 2017, at the Elms in Macomb.
 
She was born on May 14, 1929, in Rushville, the daughter of Henry and Frieda (Brown) Burnside.  She married a hard working farm boy, Virgil Prather on October 21, 1950, in Rushville.  He preceded her in death on April 13, 1991.  Also preceding her in death were her parents, son Paul Prather, daughter Sheila “Hag” Prather, two great grandchildren Harley and Harmony Henson, sister Beverly Debertha Melvin and brother Ted Burnside.
 
Surviving are her children Rex Prather and wife Nicky, Victor Prather, and Marshall Prather and wife Glenna all of Rushville, Vicky Prather of Bushnell, and Penny Scrogum and husband Michael of Macomb, nine grandchildren Rachel Metro and husband Brenten, Lance Prather and wife Tiffany, Heath Prather, Deanna Prather, Amanda Prather, Emma Lewis and husband Chris, Dylan Prather, Tristan Prather and Nicholas Prather, nine great grandchildren Planet and Shonsa Henson, Braxton, Kanon, and Kalyn Prather, Benjamin Prather, Julian Pichardo, Vada and Henry Lewis, brother Tom Burnside and wife Barbara of Chesterfield, Missouri, brothers-in-law Wayne Melvin of Macomb and Howard Prather and wife Glenna of Rushville, sister-in-law LeIsle Prather of Huntsville, brother, and several nieces and nephews.  She enjoyed the company of several “grand dogs”; one special pup named Virgil even delighted residents at the Elms, with his visits.
 
Virginia graduated from Rushville High School in 1946 and was thrilled to attend her 70th class reunion. Prior to her marriage, she worked for Fred Krause Drug Store, Hornsby’s, Farmer’s Elevator and Schuyler Locker.  After her marriage, she was a dedicated wife and mother.  She lived a most unusual selfless life, having concern for the needs and wants of others, particularly her children, before herself.  She sacrificed much for others without complaint.  Her legacy will live on in the hearts and lives of her family that she helped with her loving nature. Following the death of her husband, she began a career as a caregiver for the elderly.
 
She was a member of the Rushville Free Methodist Church and lived out her faith daily.  She loved to sew and garden, but most of all she loved her family and poured herself out for them.  
 
Services will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Reverend Rob Kirkham officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, July 10, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the Rushville Free Methodist Church or to the Elms in Macomb.  You are invited to share your memories, leave condolences and view her memorial video at www.woodfuneralhome.online

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Herbert William Butler, 93, of Macomb

Herbert William Butler, 93, went to heaven on July 4, 2017.  Herb was a lifelong learner who loved life, enjoyed reading, music, singing, traveling, and teaching.  Most of all, he loved God.
 
Born in Chicopee, Kansas to Espy and Marian Butler on January 22, 1924, he was the sixth of seven children. Their family moved to Pittsburg, Kansas where Herb attended school, participating on the swim team and graduating high school. Herb served his country by joining the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed in North Africa and India.  He received his bachelor degree in education at Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg, KS, studied linguistics in Oklahoma, and attended Central Bible Institute in Springfield, MO.  In 1950 he was ordained by the Assemblies of God and received his missionary appointment to Upper Volta (Burkina Faso), West Africa. On January 7, 1951 he married Marguerite Wilson. Herb and Margie began their missionary journey by attending French language school in Paris, France for nine months and then served 13 years as missionaries in Upper Volta, West Africa. During this time they were blessed with four children:  Sandy, Mary, Pat and Paul. 
 
In 1964 Herb enrolled in Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, earning a Masters Degree in Anthropology and went on to complete his doctoral studies at Michigan State University. He taught French while earning his doctorate in Michigan and in 1972 became a Professor of Anthropology at Western Illinois University.  He was a member of the American Anthropological Association, Alpha Mu Gamma Language Society and Kappa Delta Pi Education Society.
 
On March 6, 1988, he married Rhoda Grass which added two stepsons, Greg Grass and Jeff Grass, to the family. In their 28 years of marriage, Herb and Rhoda enjoyed life to the fullest and were able to travel throughout the U.S. and internationally. They were gracious hosts to many international students attending WIU. 
 
After 20 years of teaching at WIU, Herb retired but continued his life of service as a part-time minister for various churches, prisons and nursing homes. He volunteered as a Big Brother, reader at R.I.S. for the blind and visually impaired and was a regular bell ringer for the Salvation Army during the holidays.
 
Herb is now with his loving Savior. This July 4th was truly his declaration of independence from the earthly restraints brought on by several strokes. He loved to jog and keep fit…perhaps so he could make his last sprint into the arms of Jesus.
 
Herb loved his family and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. On July 20, 2016, his beloved Rhoda passed away. Herb was also preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margie, his brothers Buford, Melford, Wesley, and Cecil and sisters DeEtta Butler and Lois Duncan.
 
He is survived by two daughters; Sandy Tripp and husband Ken of Springfield, MO, and Mary Hartley of Springfield, MO, two sons; Pat and wife Karla of Cumming, GA, and Paul and wife Karla of Spartanburg, SC, two stepsons; Greg Grass and wife Gloria of Heber City, UT, Jeff Grass and wife Patti of Houston, TX, 11 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
 
The family will receive friends Monday, July 10, 2017 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb, IL.  Funeral services will immediately follow at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators at  https://www.wycliffe.org/donate. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.
 

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Nelda Maurine Kelly, 87, of Macomb

Nelda Maurine Kelly, 87, of Macomb, Illinois passed away at 10:40 PM Tuesday July 4, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
 
She was born July 16, 1929 at Bath, Illinois to William and Laura Herrmann Lane.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Salem Lutheran Church in Chandlerville, Illinois. On September 12, 1954, she was united in marriage to Wayne Kelly in Chanderville, IL.  He preceded her in death on Oct. 20, 1999.
 
She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Hahn, Marjorie Bieshaar; two brothers, Leonard and Billy Lane; one nephew, William Russell and one niece Sharon Bieshaar.
She is survived by two daughters, Maurine (Robert) Moore, Emily (Michael) Waack both of Macomb; several nieces and a nephew also survive.
 
Nelda graduated from Bath-Lynchburg High School and Western Illinois University. She taught school in rural Bath, Easton, and retired from the V.I.T. School District.
She was a charter member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was a member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association.
 
Nelda lived most of her life in Macomb. She and her husband owned and operated Kelly Auto Supply Napa of Macomb since 1977. She was the recipient of the Macomb Business Woman of the Year award.
 
Services will be at 10 AM Saturday July 8, 2017 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Macomb. Rev. Michael Burdick will officiate. Visitation will be Friday July 7, from 5-7 PM at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church HVAC Fund, Lutheran’s Women’s Missionary League, or MDH Acute Care Fund.
 
Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.
 

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Robert Sibbing, 88, of Macomb

Robert Sibbing, 88, of Macomb passed away at 8:20 a.m. Sunday, July 2, 2017 after a brief stay at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
He was born in Quincy to Bertram and Ruby Sibbing.
 
He is survived by three sons, Scott (Lori) Sibbing of Colchester, Eric (Laura) Sibbing of Tennessee and Paul (Shannon Maffia) of Orland Hills; five grandchildren, Christopher, Sonja, Haley and Conner Sibbing and Keith Maffia; one great-grandson, Elliott Sibbing and one brother, Jim Sibbing of Quincy.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and 2 sons Greg and Brad.
 
He graduated from Quincy Notre Dame High School and joined the Army at age 17. He served in occupied Germany and played in the 28th Army band. He was discharged in 1948.
 
He attended the University of Iowa, Western Illinois University and University of Illinois earning his Doctorate of Education in 1969. He was employed by the Quincy public schools and taught saxophone and jazz at WIU before his retirement.
 
He continued to be active playing music in community bands and wind ensembles. He also wrote and published original music compositions.
 
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Tony Ensenberger officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.
 
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Robert G. "Bob" Heffner, 84, of Industry

Robert G. "Bob" Heffner, 84, of Industry passed away at 3 a.m. Monday, July 3, 2017 at Countryview Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
He was born on March 4, 1933 in Smithfield, Illinois to Perry and Lucy Lance Heffner. He married Elaine Heaton on December 25, 1957 in Industry. She survives.
 
Also surviving are one daughter, Tonia (Kevin) Miller of Littleton; one son, Mark (Debbie) Heffner of Athens; four grandchildren, Andy (Chelsea) Miller of Industry, Doug (Kristen) Miller of Littleton, Lindsey (Jake) Bosie of Cantrall and Jarob Heffner of Colorado Springs, Colorado; five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter; infant great-granddaughter; brother and sister-in-law, Bill (Janice) Heffner; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Mae (Leon) Hillyer; an infant brother and two half-sisters.
 
Bob was a hard worker. He had a heating, cooling electrical and plumbing business and worked for the McDonough County Highway Department for 20 years. He was a member of the Masonic lodge for 37 years and the Industry Volunteer Fire Department for 31 years. He graduated from Industry High School in 1951.
 
He and his wife had a river cabin on Spring Island, Hamilton, Illinois where they enjoyed boating, fishing and spending time with friends.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Rex Featherlin officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 Thursday evening at the funeral home with Masonic services being conducted at 4:15 p.m. Burial will be in the Industry Cemetery.
 
Memorials may be made to Harbor Lights Hospice or Industry Fire Department.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Kathryn Weghorst, 102, of Macomb

Kathryn Weghorst, 102, of 1200 East Grant Street, Macomb passed away at 11:40 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
She was born on March 6, 1915 in Macomb to Charles W. and Ethel Allison Kelso. She married Ralph Caspall. She later married Francis "Dutch" Weghorst. He preceded her in death in 1986.
 
Kathryn is also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Beverly Kay Kouskey; one brother and two sisters.
 
Kathryn is survived by four sons, Fred (Gloria) Caspall of Macomb, Ken (Diana) Caspall of Columbia, Missouri, Dan (Deborah) Caspall of Pawhatan, Arkansas and Larry Caspall of Macomb; ten grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
 
Having been born and raised in Macomb, she lived in Pekin for several years, Little Swan Lake and Decatur before returning to Macomb. She was a school teacher and also worked for J.C. Penney’s for 15 years.
 
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Macomb, the Daughters of American Revolution and the Merry Maids club.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Kelly Ingersoll officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the McMahill Cemetery near Little Swan Lake.
 
Memorials may be made to Wesley Village.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Wendy Jo Wilson, 46, of Bushnell

Wendy Jo Wilson, 46, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 2:30 a.m. Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb, IL.
 
Wendy Jo was born August 8, 1970 in Macomb the daughter of Mike and Shirley Lockwood Wilson.
She was a 1988 graduate of Bushnell High School. She worked as an in-home nurse for No Place Like Home Senior Care, Dubuque, IA. Her passionate and caring personality showed through to her clients and all who knew her. She enjoyed thrift shopping, yard sales and buying prizes for family and friends. She loved having coffee with friends, Sunday drives with her boyfriend, Robert, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.
 
Survivors include, one daughter, Mariah (Skyler) Pence of Terre Haute, IL, one son, Corbin (Delora) Coulter of Cuba, IL, three grandchildren, Adalynn. Levi, Brinley Pence, her boyfriend, Robert Francois of Dubuque, IA, father, Mike (Belinda) Wilson of Bushnell, mother, Shirley (Richard) Lafary of Bushnell, two sisters, Michelle Crawford of Belle Fourche, SD and Michaela Sigmon of Mechanicsburg, OH and one brother, Jesse Wilson of Bushnell. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and one brother, James McMahill.
 
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe, IL with Rev. Jim Clayton officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie City Cemetery, Prairie City, IL. The family will receive friends from noon until time of service Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Wendy Jo Wilson Memorial Fund. To sign the guest or to leave a condolence please visit, banksandbeals.com.

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A. Paul Magee, 61, of Raritan

A. Paul Magee, 61, of Raritan, IL passed away at 3:40 AM Saturday, July 1, 2017 at his home. He was born December 15, 1955 in Burlington, IA the son of Orval L. and Barbara Scholz Magee. On April 17, 2010 he married Brenda Switzer in Raritan, IL.
 
Paul was a lifelong resident of Henderson County. He was a 1974 graduate of the Southern High School. He was a mechanic for C.E. Neff Company in Stronghurst for many years, Heritage Equipment in Macomb, IL, and later owned and operated Magee Ag Repair in Raritan. He was always doing something even when he wasn’t working.
 
Paul loved John Deere Tractors and attending tractor pulls with his 4010, 530 and his garden tractors. He, or anyone who knew him would say his blood ran green. Paul enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and camping. He was a member of the Raritan Fire Dept.
 
Survivors include his wife, Brenda, four children, Amy (Dan) Farris of Smithshire, IL, Kevin Magee of Raritan, James (Carrissa) Lozier of Bloomington, IL, Nicole (Brett) Rollins of Lawndale, IL, nine grandchildren, Dakota, Ellie, Jess, Emma, Alyssa, Cameron, Alexia, Vanessa, Dawson, one great-granddaughter, Sierra, his father, Orval, three brothers, Ronald (Jennifer) Magee of Platte City, MO, Dwayne (Carla) Magee of Raritan, Darryl (Lori) Magee of LaHarpe, IL, three sisters, Diana Parrish of Quincy, IL, Patricia (Mark) Irish of LaHarpe, Elizabeth (Tim) Smith of LaHarpe, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
Paul was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara, one son, Jesse and his grandparents.
 
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst. Burial will follow in the Carman Cemetery. Friends may call anytime after 10:00 AM Thursday where the Family will greet friends from Noon until the time of Service. A memorial fund has been established for the family. To sign the guest book or leave a condolence please visit banksandbeals.com.

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George Clinton Sutton, 82, of LaHarpe

George Clinton Sutton, known first as “Kayo” then later as “Sam” to family and friends, died Wednesday June 28, 2017 of complications from dementia.
 
Sam was born in LaHarpe, Illinois on December 5, 1934 to Cecil W. Sutton and Viola R. (Helmers) Sutton. He married Marsha Sue Raley with whom he had four children.   Following Marsha’s death in 2001, he married Carol (Chance) Baker.
 
Sam is survived by two daughters, Robin of Elkhart, Indiana and Katie (Jeff) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; two sons, Scott (Angie) of Carmel, Indiana and Samuel Eric of Ruskin, Florida; five grandchildren (Ben, Nick, Alex, Orion and Callista) and two great grandchildren (Elijah and Lucy), and the entire Baker family which adopted him as one of their own.
 
Sam was a 1952 graduate of LaHarpe High School. He served in the US Navy on the USS Mount McKinley during the Korean conflict. He received a bachelor degree in Education from Western Illinois and Masters from Montevallo University. Mr. Sutton taught drivers education and coached at King and Leto High Schools in Tampa, Florida, from 1967 until 1997. After retirement, Sam lived in Elkhart, Indiana and then later moved to Brunswick, Missouri.
 
During High School, Sam lettered in football, basketball and track. In his tenure as a high school coach for Leto, he won four state championships in track and created the Nash Higgins Relays, now in its 47th consecutive year. He had a lifelong passion with golf, scoring a hole in one on the 10th hole of Old Orchard, Elkhart, Indiana.   Sam was a longtime fan of Notre Dame football, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Cubs.
 
Sam was a member of Temple Terrace United Methodist Church, Tampa, Florida, Faith United Methodist Church, Elkhart, Indiana, and attended First Christian Church of Brunswick, Missouri.
 
The family will receive friends from 9 - 11 am Wednesday, July 5th at Banks and Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe, Illinois followed by a Graveside service, with military rites, at 11:00 am in the LaHarpe Cemetery with Lee Unger officiating. A lunch will be served after the graveside. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the American Cancer Society, donations can be mailed to the: George Sutton Memorial Fund, C/O Banks & Beals Funeral Home, PO Box 503, LaHarpe, IL 61450. Condolences may be left banksandbeals.com.

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Dorothy (Dot) Sweet Forman, 96, of Macomb

Dorothy (Dot) Sweet Forman passed away at the Elms on June 28, 2017, at 7:34 a.m.. She was born on May 18, 1921 in Briggsdale, Colorado to George Graham Sweet and Edith Schwamb Sweet, who predeceased her. A daughter, Karen (Carrie) Arnold and her husband, Samuel Arnold of Denver, Colorado and a sister, Winona Sweet Camp and her husband, Lloyd Camp of Platteville, Colorado, also predeceased her.
 
She is survived by her husband of 75 years, James P. (Quin) Forman of Grand Prairie Assisted Living in Macomb, Illinois, and her daughter, Jan Lucie (husband Jim Lucie) of Macomb, three grandchildren: Quin Lucie (wife Amanda Davis) of Charlottesville, Virginia; Megan Lucie Wunderlich (husband Craig) of New Canaan, Connecticut; and Devon Lucie (wife Surae Chinn) of Salt Lake City, Utah. She was blessed with seven great-grandchildren: Aleeyah and Maya Davis-Montgomer; Molly, Brooks, and Will Wunderlich; and Graham and Ellanor Lucie. A niece, Phyllis Camp Nelson (husband Charlie) of Platteville, Colorado also survives her.
 
Dorothy and Quin Forman were married on June 28, 1942 in Greeley, Colorado in the Park Congregational Church. Dorothy graduated from Briggsdale High School in Colorado in 1938 as valedictorian of her class and was the first member of her family to graduate from college doing so in 1942 from Colorado State College (University of Northern Colorado). She was named Outstanding Junior Woman and Outstanding Senior Woman, served as president of Women’s Council for two years, and worked in the college Personnel Office as secretary to Dr. Annie M. McCowen, author of widely-used children’s elementary grades reading series.
 
For 28 years she was church secretary and office manager at First Congregational Church of Greeley, Colorado and upon moving to San Diego was church secretary at Chula Vista Community Congregational Church until her retirement in 1994 when they moved to Macomb, Illinois. She was a member of and active in the First Presbyterian Church in Macomb, serving as secretary of Presbyterian Women’s Fellowship and church historian and served as president of Macomb Beautiful.
 
She wrote poetry and three books, depicting her mother’s homesteading days in Colorado, the life of an ancestor who immigrated from England and a young church minister. She gave programs based on these novels to local retirement homes. She also wrote and published histories of both churches that she served as secretary.
 
Dorothy loved music and played violin as a young girl, even playing the wedding march for a wedding in Briggsdale. She especially enjoyed using her fine musical ear to sing alto in church choirs.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 16 at the First Presbyterian Church in Macomb with Gene Miller officiating.
 
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or the Western Illinois Museum.
 
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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Conrad Barrett, 76 of Pineville, Missouri, Formerly of Macomb

Conrad Barrett, 76 of Pineville, Missouri, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017.  He was born April 13, 1941 in Macomb, Illinois, to Charles Edward and Freda Fern Harry Barrett.  He was united in marriage in Macomb Illinois to Roseanna Jane McGaughey, she preceded him in death on March 31, 1993.  He was also preceded in death by his parents and Sister: Kay Barrett.
 
Surviving to mourn his passing are 2 Daughters: Tammy Polston, Fulton MO., Brenda Barrett, Arkansas City, Kansas, 2 Step Daughters: Cheri Maddox, Auxvasse, MO., Glenda McGaughey, Columbia, MO., 1 Step Son: Robert McGaughey, Jefferson City, MO., 1 Grandson: Travis Polston, 7 Step Grandchildren: Ronnie Kimbley, Heather Brady, Ashley McCulley, Jordon McGaughey, Robert E McGaughey, Brittany McGaughey, Thomas McGaughey, 1 Great Grandson: Conrad Polston and 10 Step Great Grandchildren, along with many cousins.
 
Conrad was retired from Morton Building Company of 30 plus years, where he was a master carpenter.  He was a member of the Argyle Bible Church.  He spent his free time hunting, fishing, always at his side was his dogs, that were the love of his life. He loved using his hands to build or fix anything that needed fixed.  He lived his life with the thought he could find a use for anything.  One of his projects was to cut down his own trees, mill the lumber, and build his home with the lumber.
 
Graveside services will be 11:30 A.M. Friday, June 30, 2017, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester with Pastor Larry Rickard.  Military services will be conducted at the grave by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  
 
Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Friday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Friday.  Memorial is to West Prairie FFA Chapter. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com. 

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Franklin and Janet Hoyt of Macomb

A Memorial service for Franklin and Janet Hoyt of Macomb will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 2, 2017 at the Industry Assembly of God Church. All family and friends are welcome. Burial of ashes will be held following the service in the Harris Cemetery west of Table Grove.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

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Herbert "Merle" Brown, 81, Table Grove

Herbert "Merle" Brown 81 of Table Grove passed away at 10:40 Sunday June 25, 2017 at Vibra Hospital in Springfield, IL.

He was born December 12, 1935 son of Herbert Gifford "Snakey" & Maudie Heltzel Brown. He married Louise Potter August 10th 1955 in Ipava.

He worked multiple jobs in his lifetime, starting at D.O. Smiths garage in Table Grove to Ulmers Ford Sales in Ipava, he worked for the Table Grove Elementary School, International Harvester in Canton, Pioneer Seed in Good Hope and West Central FS in Adair.

He was a volunteer fireman for the Table Grove Fire Department for over 30 years.

He is survived by his wife Louise, his son Rick (Ann) Brown of Table Grove, a daughter LaMerle (Jim) Czarnecki of Table Grove, a daughter LeAnna (John) Ritter of Macomb, four grandkids Shane (Kat) Brown of Macomb, Kristina Ashbaker of Macomb, Cassie (Dan) Fosdyck of Table Grove, and Mitch "Bubba" (Elizabeth) Czarnecki of Quincy, and 5 great grandchildren and a 4 legged kid TEDDY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Edward Brown, and 1 sister Marie Schisler and two grandchildren Paul and Suzy Ritter.

Services will be at 1:30 PM Thursday June 29, 2017 at the Dodsworth- Piper- Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb. Mike Ulmer will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be private. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Table Grove Volunteer Fire Dept. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Lois G. Kreps, 84, Prairie City

Lois G. Kreps age 84 of Prairie City, IL formerly of Avon, IL passed away on Saturday June 10, 2017 at the Prairie City Rehab & Health Care Center in Prairie City, IL.  She was born on October 17, 1932 in Avon, Lee Twp. Fulton Co. IL to Forrest and Charlotte Serven Hornbaker.  She married Edwin L. Kreps in Warrenton, MO on December 5, 1954 and he preceded her in death on October 11, 1977.  Lois is survived by 1 Daughter and 1 Son – Karen R. Shamblin of Prairie City, IL and Greg K. (Teresa) Kreps of Mahomet, IL, 7 Grandchildren and 8 Great-Grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her Parents and 2 Sisters.
Lois attended and was very active in the Prairie City Presbyterian Church for many years.  She more recently had been attending the Bushnell Baptist Church.  She graduated from Cottage Hospital School of Nursing and spent several years at McDonough District Hospital as an RN serving as a surgical Nurse and later retired from Monmouth Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday June 29, 2017 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, IL with visitation being held 1 hour prior to the time of services at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be in the Bushnell Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Light Hospice.  Please sign the guestbook or leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com.

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Esther Meryl Cook, 97, of Macomb

Esther Meryl Cook, 97, of Macomb passed away at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
 
Baptized in Bethel Baptist Church at the age of 8 and longtime active member in Baptist churches in Blandinsville and Macomb. Meryl served as Sunday School teacher, church clerk, delivered tapes and visited shut-ins, was a member of Missionary Society and served on various committees.
 
Meryl was a 4H leader for 13 years and was a 50 year member or Homemakers Extension. She also joined the Host Family Program and served as American "mom" to International Students for 25 years. Some have continued to stay in contact.
 
She married Carol J. Riggins on February 25, 1939. Her children are Roger (Sandra) Riggins of Macomb, Marilyn D. (Steve) Pastorelli of Macomb, Ronald J. (Gale) Riggins of Tremont, Illinois and J. Kathleen (Alan) Theis of Wales, Wisconsin. Carol was killed in a milk truck accident on November 19, 1954.
 
Meryl moved to Macomb in 1958 so her children could attend college. She rented rooms to college men for 13 years.
 
On October 9, 1966, Meryl married Curtis R. Cook. He died on December 24, 1973.
 
Meryl worked at McDonough District Hospital for 30 years, retiring in October, 1989.
 
After retirement, she enjoyed traveling, gardening, making unusual recipes, helping whenever needed and spending time with her grandchildren. She was known as the "cookie grandma". She went on Mission trips to India, Zaire, Costa Rica, and Alaska. Other travels included trips to Europe, Japan, Korea and Taiwan and bus trips in the U.S. and Canada. More recent years she enjoyed traveling with family.
 
Meryl was preceded in death by son, Roger Riggins and son-in-law, Steve Pastorelli and siblings, Garold Holstine, Otho Holstine, Mary Elizabeth Smith, Ruth Parks and Marjory Parks. Children, Marilyn Pastorelli, Ronald (Gale) Riggins and Kathleen (Alan) Theis, daughter-in-law, Sandra Riggins and brother, Walter Holstine of Aledo survive.
 
Meryl’s family includes ten grandchildren: Julie Melvin of Macomb, Dianne Cash and Sue Walker of Ft. Myers, Florida; Cindy Lueck of Macomb, Debi Mathew of Ottawa, Canada, Rick Riggins of Peoria; Ryan Riggins of Macomb and Amanda Riggins of Bloomington; Becky Theis of Denver, Colorado and Lindsay Kaufman of Madison, Wisconsin.
 
Fourteen great-grandchildren include Ashley Foster of Marion, Illinois, Hannah Melvin of Industry, Baylee and Cody Walker of Ft. Myers, Florida, Addison Riggins of Peoria, Erin Lueck of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tyler Lueck of Bloomington, Matthew and Andrew Lueck of Macomb, Lexi, Sierra and Ravi Matthew of Ottawa, Piper and Riley Riggins of Macomb and Elaina, Sienna and Cora Kaufman of Madison, Wisconsin.
 
Two great-great-grandchildren are Olivia Foster of Marion and Emmett Cox of Industry.
 
Meryl has two step-daughters, Juanita Cherry of Trenton, New Jersey and Teresa Gilbert of San Angelo, Texas. Step-grandchildren include Melanie Brennan of Las Vegas, Stephen Pastorelli of Ely, Nevada and Gina Bickers of Macomb. Step-great-grandchildren include Zach and Colin Cherry of New Jersey, Brandon, Benjamin and Nicholas Gilbert of Texas, Zachary Connor, Emily and Abigail Brennan of Las Vegas, Brandon and Tyler Bickers of Macomb and Joe and Tony Pastorelli of Ely, Nevada.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Macomb with Reverend Claudia McCain officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery south of Macomb.
 
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund or the McDonough County YMCA.
 
The family would like to thank the entire staff at the Elms, the nurses and doctor from the McDonough District Hospital Hospice, and the Home Healthcare nurses for the amazing care they provided for our mother in the past months. Their compassionate care was a blessing to Meryl and a comfort to the entire family. We extend to every one of them our deep, heartfelt appreciation.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Lori Ann McKee, 46

Lori Ann McKee; The McKee Family sadly announces the passing of Lori Ann McKee , loving wife and mother.  Lori was born to Joseph Virgil Davis Jr. and Cindy Beth Herndon Davis of Tucson, AZ on August 12, 1971. She and her family moved to Bullhead City, AZ in 1988.
On July 4, 2001 she married Doug McKee and together, they raised two boys and three girls:  Douglas Tyler McKee currently at Southern Utah University, Matthew Laurence McKee also at Southern Utah University, Saylor Nicole McKee who will be an attending Senior at Mohave High School this fall, and twin girls, Lexi Taylor McKee and Laci Ann McKee who will be advancing into the 7th Grade at Montessori Preparatory Academy this coming year.
Lori was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  She was a loving and passionate mother and wife; nothing was more important to her than her family.  With her family, she enjoyed outdoor activities and attending the numerous athletic events and musical programs that her children participated in. Lori also celebrated life with her friends everywhere she went, from church events to school functions to friendly lunches. Lori had a permanent smile and a kind, sweet heart.
In 2012 Lori was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer.  Although the odds were stacked against her, she courageously battled the disease for over five years, inspiring those around her and baffling the medical community as she fought the disease back time and time again...Lori was the living embodiment of the term "never give up".  Sadly, and despite all her efforts, the cancer spread too rapidly and she succumbed to the disease on the evening of June 9, 2017.  She passed peacefully and comfortably in their family home surrounded by all five children, her brother-in-law Jeff McKee, her niece Maria McKee Plott, her mother-in-law Delores McKee and her loving husband Doug.  Each was privileged to give her a kiss goodbye and whisper a sweet and private message into her ear before she slipped the bonds of earth and returned to her Heavenly Father.
Lori is the niece of Scott Herndon, cousin of Kolette and Jessica Herndon, Granddaughter of Donovan and Marge Herndon, niece of Hodge and Jalane Herndon, and niece of Kermit and Norma Danner of Macomb Il.
Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM Tuesday June 20, 2017 at the Pennington Point Cemetery. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com 

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Norma Rowland, 94 of Rushville

Norma Rowland, 94, of Rushville, passed away at 6:40 AM, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at her home.

She was born on January 24, 1923, in Schuyler County, Illinois, the daughter of Wesley and Myrtle (Rittenhouse) Paisley.  She married Thomas J. Rowland on March 24, 1944, at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville.  He preceded her in death on April 30, 2006.

Surviving are one son Thomas Lee Rowland and wife Donna of South Jacksonville, seven grandchildren Kris Atwell and husband Corey, Kim Fruehling and husband Chris, Thomas Jonathan Rowland, Patti Murphy and husband Mike, Brad Greer, JoLynn Greer and Trisha Scott and husband Stephen, great grandchildren Morgan and Nathan Atwell, Sydney and Taylor Fruehling, Samantha and Lindsey Harmon, Brooke and Hunter Greer, and Jake and Cole Scott, two great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Linda Ann Greer, four brothers Kenneth, Jack and Lyle Paisley, and an infant brother, five sisters Doris Logan, Evelyn Akers, Minnie Stephens, Vera Crockett, and Mary Lou Phillips.

Norma was a graduate of Rushville High School and Illinois State University.  During her college years, she worked at State Farm Insurance and was the supervisor of the bookkeeping department and later as an assistant to the President of the company.  She returned to Rushville, to fulfill her passion for teaching.  She taught Bookkeeping and Shorthand for 25 years.  She later performed the accounting for the family business Rowland & Sons until 1986, when the business closed.  She and Tom served as Parade Marshalls for the Smile’s Day Parade in 1989.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Schuyler American Legion Auxiliary both in Rushville and a bridge club.  She was a founding member of the Monday Night and Tuesday Morning Ladies Golf Leagues.  She was the City Champion of the Scripps Park Members Tournament.  She volunteered at the HELP Center in Rushville.  She and her husband enjoyed wintering in Florida.

Memorial Services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Reverend John Sowers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Friday, June 23, 2017,   at the Wood Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the Scripps Park Golf Course or the First United Methodist Church.  You are invited to share your memoires and leave condolences at www.woodfuneralhome.online.
 

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Thomas R. Downs 72 of Bushnell

Thomas Robert Downs age 72 of Bushnell, IL passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 13, 2017 after a courageous battle with Leukemia and Alzheimer’s for the last 7 years.  He was born on June 4, 1945 in Canton, IL to Franklin and Lydia Johns Downs.  He first married Vickie Bowton in 1962.  He later married Deborah Ann Cook in Canton, IL on April 2, 1984.  Tom is survived by his wife Debbie of Bushnell, IL, 5 Children – Mike (Lana) Downs, John (Jennifer) Cardosi, Tim (Pam) Downs all of Canton, IL, Wayne (Tina) Cardosi of St. Louis, MO, and Lora (Kevin) Becker of Steeleville, IL, 12 Grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchildren.  He is also survived by brother John (Patty) Downs, sister Jane (Larry) Wages, and mother-in-law Charlotte Cook all of Canton, IL.

Tom was on the Fulton Co. Board from 1974 to 1978 and Deputy of Fulton County from 1978 to 1982.  He worked at International Harvester for 21 years as a Journeyman Machinist Machine Repairman and also as a Gunsmith for many years.  In 1984 he joined the Bushnell Police Dept. retiring as a Sergeant in 2010.  Tom was also a master woodworker having owned and operated Tom’s Woodworking.  He received many awards for his work plus many people in Bushnell and surrounding towns have some of his work.  In his spare time he loved fishing with Joe Francis and hunting in his younger years.  His main love was spending time with his grandchildren especially teaching Eric and Morgan Cardosi to fish and passing on his woodworking skills to Eric.

A visitation will be held from 4 – 6 P.M. on Friday June 16, 2017 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, IL.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Leukemia Assoc. or the Alzheimer’s Association.  Please sign the guestbook or leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com.

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Norma Jean Wilson 92 of Colchester

Norma Jean Wilson age 92 of Galva, Illinois, formerly of Colchester, passed away at her home in Galva, Monday, June 12, 2017, with her family at her side.  She was born September 9, 1924 in Brooklyn, Illinois, to Ira and Mary Moore Arnold.  Norma was united in marriage, November 3, 1948 in Blandinsville, Illinois to James Woody Wilson.  He preceded her in death February, 1993.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, 4 Brothers: Walter Arnold, Calvin Arnold, Jimmy Arnold, Jerry Arnold, 2 Sisters: Martha Willis, Mildred McMahan and 2 Grandchildren.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: Steve Wilson, Augusta, Illinois, 1 Daughter: Lorena K. Siverly, Galva, Illinois, 4 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild on the way, 3 Brothers: Bill Arnold, Quincy, Illinois, Chester Arnold, Hettick, Illinois, Tommy Arnold, Florida, and 1 Sister: Florence Dunn, East Moline, Illinois.
Norma was a member of the Colchester First Baptist Church, She had worked at the Blandinsville Nursing Home, Colchester Nursing Home, Hilton Nursing home in Colchester, She cared for elderly people in her home and helped her husband farm.  She loved to quilt, gardening, cooking, and baking.  She would share her harvest from her garden with many local friends and family.  All of Norma’s quilts were hand quilted and she made sure to make a quilt for all of her family.  She was a regular at many local farmers markets, where she would sell her baked goods along with what she grew out of her garden.  Norma’s greatest love of all was when she could cook and baked for her family and have them all gather together.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Dennis Clements.  Burial will follow the services at Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.  Visitation with the family will be 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday.  Memorial is to O.S.F. Hospice Care out of Galesburg, Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Marion C. Dobbs 92 of Macomb

Marion Dobbs, 92, of Macomb passed away on May 28, 2017 in Pennsylvania.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be held in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.
 

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Bobby L. Mathena and Juanita A. Mathena, of Colchester

Bobby L. Mathena age 81 of Colchester, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.  He was born June 13, 1935, in Williamstown, Missouri, to Russell and Nancy Anna Davies Mathena.   Bobby was united in marriage on June 16, 1965, in Peoria, Illinois to Juanita A. Fisher.  She preceded him in death on January 4, 2017.
 
Surviving to mourn his passing  Sons; Gerald and Cindy Brown, Carthage, Illinois, Roger and Paula Brown, Macomb, Illinois, Rodney Brown, Kanas City, Missouri, Kevin Brown, Tennessee, Illinois, 1 Daughter Kimberly and George Lewis, Bloomington, Illinois, 14 Grandchildren: Jamison, Erin, Austin, Paxton, Wyatt, Brandi, Christopher, David, Kimberly, Joshua, Anna, Amanda Emily, Brett, 6 Great Grandchildren: Reece, Gavin, Jersey, Jesslynn, Jace, Charlotte,  2 Brothers: Russell and Mary Mathena, Joliet, Illinois,  Bill Mathena, Macomb, Illinois, 4 Nephews: Gary, Frank, Charles, Dennis, 3 Nieces: Brenda, Nancy, and Luana.
 
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Juanita, 1 brother: Basil, 1 sister: Betty Mathena Swanson, 1 Sister-in-law, 1 brother-in-law, and 2 nieces.
 
Bobby served his country in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He attended Grade School in Missouri and was a Graduate of Macomb High School.  He worked at McGraw Edison in Macomb before joining the carpenters Local 644 in Pekin, Illinois where he retired after 30 years.  Bobby was a Member and served as Past Patron of OES #123, Past Master of AF & AM #0017.  He was a member of the Macomb VFW Post 1921, and Macomb American Legion Post 6.
 
Bobby enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pitch and mushrooming. He loved to fish, having a cabin on the river for many years.  Of all the different things that Bobby did in his life, the greatest treasure was his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
Juanita A. Mathena age 92 of Colchester, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb, Illinois.  She was born May 27, 1924 in Bluff City, Illinois, to Loren and Evanna Parks Fisher.  Juanita was united in marriage to Wayne K. Brown, April 1945, she was later united in marriage to Bobby L Mathena on June 16, 1965, in Peoria, Illinois.
 
Surviving to mourn her passing are, Sons; Gerald and Cindy Brown, Carthage, Illinois, Roger and Paula Brown, Macomb, Illinois, Rodney Brown, Kanas City, Missouri, Kevin Brown, Tennessee, Illinois, 1 Daughter Kimberly and George Lewis, Bloomington, Illinois, 14 Grandchildren: Jamison, Erin, Austin, Paxton, Wyatt, Brandi, Christopher, David, Kimberly, Joshua, Anna, Amanda Emily, Brett, 6 Great Grandchildren: Reece, Gavin, Jersey, Jesslynn, Jace, Charlotte, 2 Half Sisters, Romona Teel, Industry, Darlene Jarnot, Macomb, 1 Half Brother: Gary Fisher, Macomb.
 
Juanita had been employed at Western Illinois University in Building services.  She was a member of the Colchester Eastern Star, Colchester United Methodist Church, Women’s Bowling Association of which she bowled all over the United States.  Upon the death of her mother, she was raised by her Grandparents, Worley and Hattie Parks. In 1937 she moved with her grandparents to Colchester, where she graduated from Colchester High School in 1943.
 
She loved to fish, having a cabin on the river for many years.  When she was not fishing she loved her country music, always having the radio on.  She attended many Country music Concerts all over the country and taking her kids with her.  After the kids grew up, they started taking her to many concerts in St. Louis or Chicago.  
 
Juanita also loved her Chicago Cubs, which she was proud to let you know she was a Cub Fan.  Of all the different things that Juanita did in her life, the greatest treasure was her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
Graveside service will be Friday, June 16, 2017, at Mt Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, with Rev. Mark Smith. Military rites will be preformed by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  In Lieu of flowers the family would like a memorial be made to McDonough District Hospital Hospice.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Teddy Mac Parsano, 79, of Rushville

Teddy Mac Parsano, 79, of Rushville, passed away at 1:45 PM, Friday, June 9, 2017, at his home.
 
He was born on January 8, 1938, in Rushville, Illinois, the son of Harley and Ada (Chockley) Parsano, Sr.
 
Teddy served as a cook in the US Navy, from 1956 until retiring in 1976.  He then worked as a machine operator at NTN Bower in Macomb for 20 years retiring in February of 1999.
 
He was a member of the Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and the White Hat CB Club.  He enjoyed woodworking, dancing and camping.
 
Surviving are his longtime buddy Steve Campbell of Rushville, the children of his longtime companion Helen Kelly: Jeanie Kirkham and husband Bud of Camden, Joyce Stambaugh of Astoria, Jim Kelly and wife Pam, Jack Kelly and wife Dixie all of Camden, Helen’s grandchildren and great grandchildren, one sister-in-law Pauline Parsano of Rushville, one brother-in-law Harold Anderson of Peoria Heights, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, longtime companion Helen Kelly, her son Jerry Kelly, her grandson Scott Kelly, her granddaughter Cindy Mangold, two brothers Harley “Parsie” Parsano, Jr., and George Parsano, three sisters Frances Young, Ida Mae Anderson and Jenny Emery.
 
Services will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery with military rites by the US Navy Honors Detail and the Schuyler American Legion Post # 4.  Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials may be given to Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation or the Big Buddy Program in Rushville.  You are invited to share your memories of Teddy and leave condolences at www.woodfuneralhome.online.

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Diana Lynn Morris, 63, of West Point, Illinois, formerly of Carthage and Blandinsville

Diana Lynn Morris, 63, of West Point, Illinois, formerly of Carthage and Blandinsville passed away at 8:20 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
 
She was born on May 24, 1954 in Danville, Illinois to Walter "Hub" and Minnie Porter Terrell. She married William Lee Morris on March 13, 1990. He survives.
 
Also surviving are two sons, Duane Thompson of West Point, and David Thompson; daughter-in-law, Kim Thompson of West Point, nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Don (Jackie) Terrell of Blandinsville and three nieces.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother in infancy.
 
Diana lived in Carthage and has lived in West Point for the last five years.
 
A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville with Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be held at a later date.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Fredrick Combites, 66, of Colchester

Fredrick Combites, 66, of Colchester passed away on June 2, 2017 in Macomb.
 
Services for Tuesday, June 13 have been temporary postponed due to health reasons. They will be rescheduled at a later date.
 
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

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Donna Jean Burt, 78, LaHarpe

Donna Jean Burt, 78, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 5:40 PM Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at The LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center.

Born on January 17, 1939 in Kirkwood, IL, Donna was the daughter of Ward and Alice Whitmore Melvin. On August 5, 1959 she married Ronald Burt. They later divorced.

Donna was a 1957 graduate of the LaHarpe High School. She enjoyed crocheting and above all, she loved being a mother and grandmother.

Survivors include one daughter: Rena Quigle of LaHarpe; one son: Roger Burt of LaHarpe and six grandchildren.

Donna was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter: Rhonda Quigle; one son: Rodney Burt; one granddaughter; three brothers: William, Ward and Ralph Melvin and one sister: Nancy Johnson.

A funeral will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, June 9, 2017 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Bruce Goettsche officiating. Burial will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery. The Family will meet with friends from 9:30 AM until the time of service on Friday. A Memorial Fund has been established for The LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center. Please visit banksandbeals.com to leave a condolence or sign the guest book.

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Danny Lee Engelbrecht, 50, of Littleton

Danny Lee Engelbrecht, 50, of Littleton, IL, passed away at 7:24 p.m. Sunday, June 4, 2017, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital. He was born on February 3, 1967 in Jacksonville, IL a son of Ronald & Linda Lyttaker Engelbrecht.
 
He married Amy L. Barrett on July 2, 1999 in Lewistown, IL.  She survives along with his parents of Rushville,  his grandmother, Dorothy Lyttaker of  Rushville, IL, (2) sons, William T. Engelbrecht & Faxon of Beardstown, IL, Darrell W. Engelbrecht & Jennifer of Rushville, IL, (1) grandson, Cedric J. Engelbrecht.  
 
Danny was a Dredge & Pump Operator for Mid-America Dredging of Good Hope, IL.  He was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Rushville. He was a C.B. & Ham Radio Operator. He was also an avid collector of revolver pistols, especially cap & ball side arms. He enjoyed recreational boating. Danny was always willing to help anyone with a project, problem or task anytime he was needed.  
 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with officiating. Interment will follow in Christian Neck Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until the time of services on Friday. Memorials may be given to his family. Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.
 

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Charles Wayne "Chuck" Nelson, 73, of Canton, formerly of Rushville

Charles Wayne “Chuck” Nelson, 73, of Canton, IL, formerly of Rushville, IL, passed away at 10:14 a.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Graham Hospital in Canton, IL.  He was born on August 13, 1943, in Rushville, a son of the late Lyle C. & Lucille Blurton Nelson.
 
He is survived by a brother, Vernon Nelson & wife Carolyn of Springfield, IL, a niece, Natalie Ruth (Nelson) Jensen & husband Michael of Fishers, IN, a nephew Bryan Nathaniel Nelson of St. Louis, MO, a great niece Penelope Jensen, a great nephew, Felix Jensen, and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Clella Nelson.
 
When Chuck was growing up on the farm he enjoyed working with the livestock, tending the chickens & taking care of the family pets. He also liked helping his mother with home chores.  He was a former client at Bridgeway in Macomb, IL & at Fulton Co. Rehabilitation Services in Canton, IL. He was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church.  
 
He lived at Renaissance Group Home where he volunteered helping with simple chores & tasks. He loved making & collecting rubber band balls. Although his disabilities limited him in many ways he was always ready & willing to help others in any way he could. He was a joy to be around.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating. Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Rushville First United Methodist Church Elevator Fund or Fulton County Rehabilitation Services Building Fund.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.
 

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Billie L. "Bill" Hasten, 86, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of LaHarpe

Billie L. "Bill" Hasten, 86, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of LaHarpe, IL passed away 1:11 AM Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Ryan House Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ. Bill was born on December 13, 1930 in Fountain Green, IL the son of Carl and Jessie McConnell Hasten. He married Cerece Alton on June 24, 1951 in Fountain Green.
 
After graduating from LaHarpe High School in 1948 he enlisted in the Navy. He served for 2 years and then joined the reserves. Bill and Cerece then purchased Hasten Newstand. In 1952 he was called back to active duty and served in Washington DC on the USS Keller for 2 additional years. Following his active duty Bill returned to LaHarpe to assist his wife in running Hasten Newstand. Bill and Cerece Sold Hasten Newstand and then Bill went into partnership with Wayne Yetter to form LaHarpe Motor Sales. Bill continued in business until 2001.
 
Bill was active at the LaHarpe Christian Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, Deacon and Elder. He was a volunteer fireman for the LaHarpe Fire Department. He was a member of the Lions Club, Golden Rule Club, and was a member of the LaHarpe Masonic Lodge. He was a man of strong faith and honesty. All who knew Bill admired his character, humor and loyalty. He loved spending time with his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him.
 
He is survived by his wife; two daughters: Janel Schneider of Phoenix, AZ, Jill (Bill) Dyer of Golden, CO; four grandchildren: Jessica Schneider Morris, Justin Schneider, Ashley Dyer McManus, Brice Dyer; three great-grandchildren: Brady McManus, Benjamin McManus, Amelia Morris and one sister: Margie Walker.
 
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law: Kirk Schneider; two brothers: Carl Jr. and Jim Hasten and two sisters: Jean Blumer and Christine DeHaven.
 
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the LaHarpe Christian Church, LaHarpe, IL with Nate McCarter officiating. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. A memorial fund has been established for the LaHarpe Christian Church and Hospice of The Valley in Phoenix. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.

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Gloria M. McNeely, 75, of Avon

Gloria M. McNeely, 75, of Avon, Illinois passed away at 11:14 AM Friday, June 2, 2017 at her residence. She was born on Sunday, May 10, 1942 in Dayton, OH to Harold and Kathryn (Sullivan) Wilson. She married Russell A. McNeely in Bushnell, IL on October 11, 1974. He survives.
Also surviving are six children, Bobby (Alice) Douglas of Bushnell, IL; Penni (TJ) Sigler of Brownsburg, IN; Brian (Lisa) Douglas of Safford, AZ; Jack (Glenda) Wensloft of Battle Creek, MI; Mike (Tina) McNeely of Thayer, IN; Michelle (David) Keep of Twin Falls, ID; thirteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one step-brother, Bob Weaver.  
Gloria worked at Wayne Feeds in Bushnell for 24 years and at the Bushnell Veterinarian Clinic for 4 years.
 
Gloria enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and keeping up with their school and extracurricular activities. She was always helping others.      
 
Cremation Rites have been accorded. Graveside memorial services will be held at 12:30 PM Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Bushnell Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Corman Memorial Home in Avon. Memorial Contributions can be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.cormanmh.com.

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Maxine Cravens, 94, of Macomb

Maxine Cravens, 94, of Macomb, passed away at 4:54 PM Tuesday May 30, 2017 at the Wesley Village Health Care Center. She was born January 27, 1923 in Madison, WI to William and Marie (Potts) Martin. She married Ralph Earl Cravens on September 21, 1940 in Kahoka, MO. He preceded her in death on May 9, 1977.
 
Surviving is one daughter, Rosemary (Dennis) Sims of Macomb, IL; three grandchildren Bruce (Kim) Sims of Macomb, IL; Troy Connelly of Austin, TX  and Angie (Foster) Jackson of Huston, TX; six great grandchildren; seven great greatgrandchildren; one brother, Junior (Nancy) Martin; two sisters, Kay Crew; Chloe Yonash  and several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three children, twins Larry and Gary Cravens, and Jeanette Connelly; six brothers, Merlin, Claire, Larry, Paul, Lawrence and Stanly Martin; two sisters, Madeline Howell and Genieve Blake.
 
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday June 2, 2017 at the Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage, IL with Pastor Jim Richardson officiating.  Memorial contributions can be made to Wesley Village Dinner or the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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David Tracy Heitz, 58, of Rushville

David Tracy Heitz, 58, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Monday, May 29, 2017 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Beardstown, IL.  He was born on April 24, 1959 at Rushville, IL a son of the late Kermit & Esther Butler Heitz.  
 
He married Bonnie Eck on April 25, 1980 at Rushville, IL.  She survives along with, (2) sons, Cole Heitz & Alaina of Rushville, IL, Andrew (A. J.)  Heitz of Springfield, IL,  (2) grandchildren, Lily & Lucy Heitz, (3) brothers, Dennis Heitz & Joyce of Rushville, IL, Dan Heitz of Colchester, IL, Dean Heitz & Kay of Rushville, IL,   (1) father-in-law, Jim Eck of New Berlin, IL, (2) brothers-in-law, Tim Eck of Godfrey, IL, Tom Eck of Dallas TX, (1) sister-in-law, Bev Tucker & Brad of Colorado Springs, CO.  
 
He graduated from Rushville High School and received an Associate’s Degree in Ag Mechanics from Spoon River College.  He was employed at Arthur Ring & Sons in Rushville, Arends Awe, Inc. in Perry, IL, Western IL Equipment in Macomb, IL and Stevens Implement in Havana, IL as an equipment salesman.  
 
He served as Rushville Township Trustee, Schuyler County Fair Sheep Superintendent and was a member of the RHS FFA Alumni Association.  His passions in life were spending time with his family, caring for the family farm and crafting various projects in his woodworking shop.  
 
A celebration of David’s life will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, IL. Memorials may be given to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or Starhill Forest Arboretum.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to  www.worthingtonfh.com.
 

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Jane Mohr, 83, of Terre Haute, IL

Jane Mohr, 83, of Terre Haute, IL, passed away at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab Center in Stronghurst, IL.
She was born on September 14, 1933 in Macomb, IL the daughter of Lowell and Etta Gustafson Butler. On April 10, 1955, she married Lowell Mohr in LaHarpe, IL.
 
Jane attended country grade schools and was a 1951 graduate of the former Terre Haute High School, graduating as valedictorian. She then attended Western Illinois State Teachers College. Jane was a former president of the Henderson County Republican Women. She was a member of Terre Haute United Methodist Church, serving as secretary of the church board for many years and also a member of the Durham G.T. Club.
 
Survivors include her husband, Lowell, one daughter, Annetta (Rowen) Ziegler of LaHarpe, one son, James (Joan) Mohr of LaHarpe, six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one brother, Gary (Sherry) Butler of LaHarpe. Mrs. Mohr was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Marion and David Butler.
 
The funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe. Burial will be in the Terre Haute Cemetery. Friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for the Terre Haute United Methodist Church or Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book please visit, banksandbeals.com.

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Rella H. Bice, 93, of Macomb, formerly of LaHarpe

Rella H. Bice, 93, of Macomb, IL, formerly of LaHarpe, IL, passed away May 29, 2017 at the Wesley Village Health Care Facility in Macomb. 
 
She was born July 14, 1923 to Vernon and Lodine Carpenter Hopkins in Lomax, IL. On August 16, 1942 she married Marion Bice in Lomax, IL. He preceded her in death on May 10, 2011.
Rella was a devoted wife and mother. She worked for Dr. Laverne Myers and then Dr. Steve Rodeffer in the LaHarpe Dental Office for 25 years. After retiring, she and Marion moved to Wesley Village in 2008.
 
Rella loved to read and was a member of the LaHarpe Christian Church where she loved serving in many capacities. She was also an active member of the LaHarpe DAR Chapter for many years. While residing in Macomb she attended Maple Avenue Christian Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Sheila (Demming) Moon of Macomb, sister-in-law, Jean Hopkins of Higginsville, MO, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Clinton and Eleanor Sears of Macomb, and several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 68 years, one brother, William Hopkins, four sister-in-laws, Mildred Sticklen, Lucille Rodeffer, Maxine Long and Eileen Purdy, and two brother-in-laws, Robert and Ben Bice.
 
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Donnie Case and Nate McCarter officiating. Burial will be held in the LaHarpe Cemetery. Friends may call Monday at the funeral home from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. where the family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for the LaHarpe Christian Church, Maple Avenue Christian Church, Wesley Village, or MDH Hospice. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book please visit, banksandbeals.com.

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Glen E. Trone, 96, of Rushville

Glen E. Trone, 96, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 12:50 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  He was born on May 7, 1921 in Browning Twp., Schuyler Co., IL a son of the late Carl A., Sr. & Bertha Adeline "Addie" Kinnear Trone.  

 

He married Vivian Fuqua on October 9, 1949 at the Rushville First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  She survives along with (1) son; Tom Trone & wife Sue of Moline, IL, (1) daughter, Janet Steinman & husband Robert of Hamilton, IL, (6) grandchildren, (9) great grandchildren, and numerous nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by (1) daughter, Lisa Marie Trone, (7) sisters, Nancy Trone, Clarice Dickerson, Mary Stambaugh, Madeline Dunlap, Lois Jones, Jean Sieber, Marcella Taylor, (4) brothers, Carl Jr., Virgil, Donald & Howard Trone.

 

Glen graduated from Rushville High School in 1939 & the University of Illinois, with high honors, in 1943.  He served in the Army in Europe during WWII. After his discharge in 1946, he worked for the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Farmers Home Administration, from 1947 to 1959. He also worked as VP loan officer at Citizen’s First State Bank of Walnut, IL and other banks until retirement in 1989.  

 

He was a member of both the Rushville and Walnut United Methodist Churches where he served as a Trustee & Sunday School Teacher. Glen served on Walnut High and Grade School as well as Sauk Valley Community College Boards. He was a member of Rushville and Walnut Rotary.  He served as President of both clubs during his tenure. Glen was a member of the American Legion Posts in Rushville and Walnut as well as the Walnut Masonic Lodge #722, A.F. & A.M. Glen was active in Boy Scouts and was a Scout Master for many years.  

 

Glen enjoyed photography, gardening, landscaping, coin collecting, painting, wood carving, classical music, traveling and, of course, spending time with his immediate and very large extended family. Glen loved to hunt for morel mushrooms in Schuyler County.

 

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Rushville City Cemetery with Rev. Grant Armstrong officiating. Interment will follow. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Culbertson Hospital Foundation or American Cancer Society.  Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Private condolences may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.

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Ralph Gilbert Countryman, 83, of Stronghurst

Ralph Gilbert Countryman, 83, of Stronghurst, IL passed away at 7:25 PM Saturday, May 27, 2017 at his home.
 
He was born on January 22, 1934 in Wilmington, IL the son of Paul and Margret Calhoun Countryman. On November 17, 1954 he married Mary Lue Williams in Joliet, IL. They later divorced.
 
Ralph served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was later honorably discharged. He was very proud of the time he served in Korea. In 1970 he married Lucy Bean in Joliet, IL. They later divorced.
 
Ralph first worked for Uniroyal in Elwood, IL. He then went to work for Haliburton Co. in Houston, TX for over 20 years, retiring in 1998. Upon retirement he moved to LaHarpe, IL. He was an avid White Sox fan, enjoyed golfing as well as playing Dice and Dominos. He had a soft spot in his heart for children.
 
Survivors include six children, Ralph (Fran) Countryman of Wilmington, IL, Wade (Pam) Countryman of Oquawka, IL, Debbie Peterson of Stronghurst, Roger (Jackie) Countryman of Stronghurst, Candy Countryman of Houston, TX, and Shelly Fye of Texas, 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, five brothers, Paul, Chuck, Floyd, Walter, Hank and many nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Randy Countryman, five brothers, Clarence, Robert, Tom, Calven, Ed, one sister, Arlene Greer, two daughter-in-laws, Luann and Janice, and one son-in-law, Jeff Peterson.
 
A funeral service, with military rites, will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Banks and Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe, IL with Aaron Baker Officiating. A visitation will be held from Noon Wednesday until the time of Service. Burial will be held at a later date in the Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington, IL. A memorial fund has been established for The Ronald McDonald House. Please visit banksandbeals.com to leave a condolence or sign the guest book.
 

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Ida Darlene Lindsey, 84, of Macomb

Ida Darlene Lindsey, 84, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at Heartland Healthcare Center, on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 4:21 p.m.
 
Ida was born on December 16, 1932 in Table Grove, Illinois to Arthur and Danna Killan Abernathy. She married Howard E. Lindsey on August 22, 1952 in Table Grove, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard; sons, Melvin Daniel and Howard Eldon; her parents; three sisters and five brothers.
 
Ida is survived by four grandchildren: Angie (Matt) Doerhman, Amy (Glen) Busch, Josh Lindsey, and Blaine (Delaina) Lindsey; seven great-grandchildren: Ryan (Tiffany) Lindsey, Kayla and Kaitlyn Busch, Brenna Heist, Landyn, Dylan, and Owen Lindsey; three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-laws, Mary Abernathy and Vera Wheeler; daughter-in-law, Connie Lindsey; and many nieces and nephews.
 
Ida worked as a waitress and at the WIU physical plant.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family burial will be held at a later date.
 
Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice or WIU Foundation.
 
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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Eloise M. Lowderman, 93, of Macomb

Eloise M. Lowderman, 93, of 501 Candy Lane, Macomb, passed from this earth on Tuesday, May 24. Born May 8, 1924, in Swan Township, Warren County, IL, to Sidney and Esther (Neidy) Smith, she married Wayne H. Lowderman on March 10, 1943, in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death on October 6, 1998.
 
Eloise is survived by two sons, Jack (Sherry) Lowderman, and Ron (Charlotte) Lowderman of Macomb; twelve grandchildren, Monte (Carrie) Lowderman of Macomb, Brent (Kris) Lowderman of Macomb, Cody (Abby) Lowderman of Macomb, Kim (Matt) Lund of Gurnee, Mark (Laura) Lowderman of Lake Zurich, Kristi (Clayton) Schmidt of Macomb, Mitch (Marilyn) Wooldridge of Macomb, Lori (Scott) Schwerer of Blandinsville, Cathy (Chris) Cook of Columbia, MO, Mary Lou (Benny) Ortiz of Tulsa, OK, John (Chris) Henkle of Web City, MO, Ted Henkle of IL; twenty-six great grandchildren; and ten great-great grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Vince (Betty) Smith of Roseville, and two sisters, Erma (Arthur) Lewis, and Gaila (Raymond) Parsons, both of Roseville.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Wayne, infant son, Larry Wayne, infant daughter, Rita Rue, daughters, Linda (Bob) Henkle of Tulsa, OK, and Nelrose (Raymond) Wooldridge of Macomb, grandson, Cory Lowderman, and sister, Ima Jean (Roy) Bycroft of Roseville.
 
Eloise spent her early years near Roseville, IL, and moved to Macomb with her husband following her marriage. She was a supporting partner as Wayne built a successful livestock dealer and bull leasing business with a reputation founded on honesty and integrity. In 1969, they developed the mobile home park on East Jackson Street, Macomb, now known as Kiljordan Meadows. Additionally, they developed the shopping area near the former K-Mart building, as well as Wesley Village Retirement and Health Care Center.
 
Eloise was a patriot who was passionate about her nation and community. Active in the Republican party for a number of years, she served as McDonough County Republican Chair Woman from 1972 through the early 80's. A highlight of her service was being named as the 17th Congressional District Coordinator for the Ronald Reagan campaign and elected as delegate to the Republican National Convention during the 1976 Presidential election.She and Wayne were honored to be invited by Reagan to attend his inauguration as President in 1981.
 
A member of Macomb Women's Club for many years, she was named as the club's Woman of the Year in 2004. As a member of BPOE Deers for over sixty years, she served as a frequent officer. She was a longtime member of Wesley United Methodist Church, and enjoyed her membership in the Macomb Country Club, Macomb Eagles, and the VFW Auxiliary. An avid card player, she thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of a pitch or canasta game, and valued the special friendship of those with whom she shared her passion.
 
Family and time spent together were genuine treasures for Eloise. Most holidays and special occasions centered about her extended dining table where all gathered to enjoy her delicious home cooked dishes.
 
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, May 30, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Dr. Gary Elg officiating. The family will meet with friends from 5 to 7 PM on Monday, May 29 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetary. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley Village or to MDH Hospice.

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William Roy Hodges, 92, of Macomb

William Roy Hodges, 92, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 8:00 AM Tuesday May 23, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb, Illinois.
 
He was born April 17, 1925 in Macomb, Illinois, to Herman and Clara Carey Hodges.
 
He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Breedlove of San Diego, California; a son, Anthony Hodges; 2 grandchildren, Lisa Breedlove, Meghan Pearce and 6 great-grandchildren.
 
He served in the Army in Europe during World War II.
 
Graveside Services will be at 2 PM Friday at Oakwood Cemetery. Pastor Jim Eddy will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.

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Kathryn Jeffries, 62, of Macomb

Kathryn Jeffries, 62, of Macomb, passed away at 9:27 AM Monday May 22, 2017 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
She was born August 14, 1954 in Chicago, Illinois.
 
She married Edward G. Jeffries on Nov. 4, 1978. He survives.
 
She was active in the McDonough County Humane Society.
 
Cremation has been accorded. A visitation will be held at a later date.
 
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.

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Robert Lynn Petty, 63, of Colchester

Robert Lynn Petty, 63, of Colchester, Illinois, passed away May 20, 2017 in his home in Colchester.  He was born March 15, 1954 in Quincy, Illinois, to James and Mable Brown Petty.  He was raised by his aunt and uncle, Denver and Margie Petty.
 
Bob is survived by 2 Sons: James (Heather) Petty of Colchester, Illinois, and Shawn Hilton (Deb Clem) of Colchester, Illinois, 5 Grandsons: Riley, Denver, Dallas Petty, Logan and Xavier Hilton, 2 Granddaughters: Belle Petty and Joslyn Hilton.  1 Sister: Hope Clark of Macomb, Illinois, along with many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Aunt and uncle, 2 Brothers: Mike Petty, Ernie Petty, 2 Sisters: Donna Wardell and Marilyn Geremiah.
 
Bob was a 1972 graduate of Macomb High School.  He had many jobs over the years with the last being a union painter at Western Illinois University.  Bob had a rough exterior, but on the inside he had a heart of gold.  He would give the shirt off his back to help someone out.  Bob was very proud of his grandkids and loved them dearly.  He made sure to stop by multiple time per day to see them.
 
Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 27, 2017, at LaHarpe Cemetery in LaHarpe, Illinois. Visitation with the family will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday. Memorial is to his Grandchildren's Education Fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Virginia K. McKinney, 88, of Macomb

Virginia K. McKinney, 88, of Macomb passed away at 6:18 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
 
She was born on February 24, 1929 in Dallas, Texas to James Philip and Jewell Carter Kimmel. She married James E. McKinney on December 30, 1950 in Midlothian, Texas. He survives.
 
Also surviving are one son, Kimmel (Ingrid) McKinney of Lewisville, Texas; two daughters, Alma (William) Beile of Liberty, Missouri and Melanie McKinney of Warren Achievement Center in Monmouth; five grandchildren; one great-grandson and one brother, James Kimmel.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Virginia was a Cum Laude graduate of Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri with a major in art and interior design. She and her husband, Jim have lived in Macomb since 1966. Virginia was a skilled interior decorator and was well known for her needlework.
 
A Celebration of Life will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at the Macomb Country Club.
 
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Loaves and Fishes or the Warren Achievement Center in Monmouth.
 
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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Shirley Anne (Parker/Bell) Henninger, 89, formerly of Macomb

Shirley Anne (Parker/Bell) Henninger, 89, passed away peacefully, at her residence in Good Samaritan Society Nursing Facility in Geneseo, Illinois, on Friday, May 19, 2017, at 3:45 p.m. Shirley was born February 9, 1928, to Sam and Aline Parker in Hillerman, IL in Massac County. She married Ralph Harrison (Jack) Bell II on June 29, 1947. Jack preceded her in death in September, 1974. She married Andrew Henninger on January 3, 1978. Andy preceded her in death in April, 2011. Also, preceding Shirley in death were her parents and brothers Kenneth and James Parker.
 
Shirley is survived by her sons, Ralph (Jean) Bell of Beech Grove, Indiana and Jack (Susie) Bell of Benton Harbor, Michigan; daughters Roxie Rittenhouse (Dave) Jones of Kansas City MO, Suzy Bell (Jay) Heaton of Geneseo IL, and Juli Bell (Mike) Hubbard of Woodridge, IL. Also surviving are Shirley’s grandchildren Jason Bell, Mindy Rittenhouse, Niki Rittenhouse, Jeremy Heaton, Stephanie Heaton Mowers, Jaran Heaton, Samantha Heaton Whitham, Jenelle Hubbard, Chris Hubbard, Jack Bell Jr, Andrew Bell, and Henry Bell. Also surviving her are great grandchildren Vivian Bell, Sam Bell, Lucas Heaton, Benjamin Mowers, and Grace Heaton. She is also survived by stepson, Thomas (Cynthia) Henninger of Rushville IL, Stepdaughters Jane (Rich) Lafnitzegger of Long Grove, IL, Lynn (Kelly) Stambaugh of Rushville IL, and Edie Henninger Williams (Damien) Cook of Ponte Vedra, FL. Step grandchildren include Paige Henninger, Andrea and Laura Lafnitzegger, Zeke and Julie Staubaugh, and Emma, Joshua, and Olivia Williams, and Sloan and Sawyer Cook.
 
Shirley is also survived by her very dear sister Judy (Bill) Schehl of Geneseo, IL, brother Dan (Donna) Parker, VT, and sisters-in-law Sarah Parker and Donna Cottrell.
 
Shirley worked for Western Illinois University for 25 years retiring as the Director of Registration. She loved working with college students and enjoyed her co-workers. Shirley loved to travel, read, and spend time with her family. During the spring she liked mushroom hunting, bird watching, and enjoyed the flowers in her yard. She was known for her sweet smile and her kindness.
 
Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 12:00 am at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, IL. with Dr. Howard White officiating. Shirley’s family will meet with friends for an hour prior to services at the funeral home. Friends and family are invited to a luncheon at the Wesley United Methodist Church directly after the service.
 
Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church of Macomb, IL or Liberty Village of Geneseo IL.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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