Obituaries

Clint Allen Reeves, 47, of Macomb

Clint Allen Reeves, 47, of Macomb passed away at 2:05 p.m. Friday, December 29, 2017 west of Macomb.
 
He was born on August 14, 1970 in Decatur, Illinois to Robert and Pamela Ridgley Reeves. He married Michelle Reck on June 19, 1993 in Decatur. She survives.
 
Also surviving are one daughter, Madison Reeves and one son, Cale Reeves, both of Macomb; his mother, Pamela Reeves of Cerro Gordo and one brother, Cody Reeves of Moweaqua, Illinois.
 
He was preceded in death by his father.
 
He has lived in Cerro Gordo and Quincy before moving to Macomb in 2001.
 
Clint worked as a cable technician for Comcast and was a Professional Bull Rider for five years. He enjoyed fishing and was a stay at home dad taking care of Madison and Cale.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Father Adam Stimpson officiating. There will be no visitation. The family will meet with friends following the service at the Wesley Village Community Center at 1200 East Grant Street, Macomb.
 
Memorials may be made to the Clint Reeves Memorial Fund to be used for his children’s college or St. Jude’s.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Bill D. Stephenson, 70 of Colchester

Bill D. Stephenson, 70 of Colchester, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at O.S.F. in Peoria. He was born November 13, 1947, in Quincy, Illinois, to Howard and Sue Etta House Stephenson.  Bill was united in marriage on June 12, 1982, in Blandinsville, Illinois to Gloria Sizek.
 
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife of 35 years, Gloria of Colchester, 1 Son: Jeremy Stephenson, Rush Springs, Oklahoma, 1 Daughter: Dakota Avery, La Plata, Missouri, 6 Grandchildren: Adebelle Stephenson, Robert Stephenson, Shaylee Stephenson, Jeremy Jr. Stephenson, Phoenix Avery, Ruger Olsen, 1 Sister: Kathy (Pete) Webster, Carthage, Illinois, 1 Nephew: Kris McCarty, 4 Nieces Beth Cress, Rayanne Bennet, Dusti Myers, Dallas Nelson, and 1 very special Cat: Maggie Mae.
 
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Daughter: Angie Stephenson, and 1 Sister: Sandi Jones.
Bill was a truck driver for many local companies thru the years, including Cogshell Construction, Marvin Pen and lastly Western Illinois Grain from which he retired.  He also had operated his own truck for a period of time.  He served his country in the United States Navy.  He enjoyed reading, listening to country music, fishing, watching anything that had 4 wheels race, especially Nasca and the National Hot Rod Association.  In his free time he enjoyed being part of the local frontiers men group.  Most of all Bill enjoyed the time he spent with his pets.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester will be handling the arrangements for the Stephenson family.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Briana I. Lopez, 19, of Marietta

Briana I. Lopez, 19, of Marietta, IL passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 at 8:19 am at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. 
 
She was born January 22, 1999 in Jacksonville, IL to Israel and Melissa (Bowman) Lopez. She is survived by her parents, one brother (Zach Bucher of Marietta, IL), one step-sister (Lauren Havens of Bushnell, IL), Grandparents (Tim and Wanda Bowman of Table Grove, IL) and Grandmother Linda Havens (and Tom Walters) of Marietta, IL. She is also survived by great-grandparents Olen and Judy Bell of Rushville, IL, as well as a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
 
She was preceeded in death by great-grandparents Harvey William and Lola Jean Bowman.
 
Briana loved to sing, dance, and make rap videos.  She also enjoyed cooking and baking with her mom and loved her animals. She never met a stranger and was very friendly and outgoing. Her personality was as big as life and she was very photogenic.
 
Services will be held 12:00 noon on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Pastor Ben Murray will officiate. Visitation will be held 10:30 am until noon on Saturday, February 17th, 2018 at the funeral home. Internment will follow at the Marietta Cemetery. 
 
Online condolences may be given to the family at www.shawgomemorialhome.org. Memorials may be made to the Lupus Foundation or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.   

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Dorothy L. Beck, 87, of Colchester

Dorothy L. Beck age 87 of Colchester, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Wesley Health Care, with family at her side.  She was born September 7, 1930, in Colchester to Ivan E. and Mary E. Waddill Kipling.  Dorothy was united in marriage to Ralph W. Beck on August 22, 1948, in St. Augustine, Illinois.  
 
Surviving to mourn her passing is her husband Ralph of 69 years, 3 Sons: Greg (Lisa) Beck, Wendell Beck, Steve Beck, 1 Daughter: Kathy Beck Irish, 11 Grandchildren, and 17 Great Grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, 1 Son: Rick Beck, and 1 Son In Law: Ralph Irish.
Dorothy and Ralph owned and operated the Fandon General Store and she was the Post Master for Fandon for several years at the general store. Later Dorothy and Ralph moved to Colchester and owned and operated Beck’s Sundries. Most of all Dorothy’s greatest love was the time she spent with her family.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded.  Services will be held at a later date.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is honored to be handleing the arrangements for the Beck Family.    Condolences may be expressed to the family at Jonesmortuaryfh.com.
 

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John Duane Hamm, 88, of Adair

John Duane Hamm, age 88, of Adair, Illinois, passed away at 4:40 A.M. on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Grand Prairie Assisted Living in Macomb.
 
He was born on November 4, 1929 in Industry, Illinois the son of Paul and Beatrice Gray Hamm. He married Donna Sayers on September 18, 1949, she preceded him in death on May 12, 2015.
 
John is survived by one son Stan (Terri) Hamm of Adair, four daughters Susan (Jack) Pace of Macomb, Stacy (Terry) Thompson of Macomb, Sara (Mark) Kugler of Macomb and Faith (Jason) Edmunds of Normal, nine grandchildren Josh (Kelly) Hamm of Macomb, Jeni (Mike) Nelson of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, Sasha (Nick) Chambers of Bushnell, Sadie Magee of Macomb, Adam (Becky) Thompson of Lockport, Austin (Alissa Henley) Thompson of Macomb, Christa (Brian Sears) Miller of Industry, Lucy Edmunds of Normal, and Eli Edmunds of Normal, nine great-grandchildren Connor and Sydney Hamm, Carter, Landon and Oliver Chambers, Conlee and Tatum Magee, Owen Parker, and Jack Thompson, and a daughter -in-law Verla Jean Hamm of Industry.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son Steve Hamm, one grandson Walker Pace, and one brother Roger Hamm.
 
John graduated from Industry High School and had lived in Adair all of his life. He was a cattleman and farmer and raised and showed purebred Angus cattle. John was a co-founder, and a past president of the Illinois Cattlemen’s Association. He had also served on the Adair Fire Department. John was also a member of the LaMoine Valley Angus Association.
 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Clugston – Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Capt. Adam Moore will officiate, and burial will be at the Pennington Point Cemetery in New Salem Township. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the New Salem Fire and Rescue, Salvation Army, or to MDH Hospice.
 
You may sign the guest book and leave online condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Betty A. Williams, 73, of Industry

Betty A. Williams, 73, of Industry passed away at 8:50 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2018 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
 
She was born on August 16, 1944 in Macomb to Joseph and Peggy Martin Schultz. She married Dean Williams on December 23, 1961. He passed away on October 22, 2012.
 
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother in infancy and one brother, Roy Steven Schultz.
 
Betty is survived by one daughter, Penny Williams of Industry; three sons, Jeff Williams of Macomb, Greg (Kim) Williams of Colchester and Joe Williams of West Virginia; two grandchildren, Kyle Williams and Kelsey (Brent) Scheive; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Scott Schultz and one sister, Linda (Willie) McCoy of Sciota.
 
She lived most of her life in the Industry area. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church. She was a former waitress at Bud and Marge’s in Industry for several years. Betty was an avid bowler bowling in many leagues and tournaments over the years.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 9, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Willie McCoy officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Industry Cemetery.
 
Memorials may be made to the Betty Williams Memorial Fund.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Faun B. Cramer, 99, of Macomb

Faun B. Cramer, 99, of Macomb, passed away at 1:35 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2018 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
 
She was born on January 10, 1919 in rural Good Hope to George and Maude Bevard Harper. She married Wayne Cramer on April 3, 1942. He passed away on June 8, 1997.
 
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her son, Merlin and his wife Cindi; grandson, Alan Cramer her brothers, Paul, Delbert, Arlo and Robert Harper; sisters, Donna Clemens, Vera Vogler, Helen Sperry, Mary Hunt and infant daughter Lois Harper; daughter-in-law, Linda Cramer; granddaughter-in-law, Lisa Cramer and sister-in-laws, Juanita Harper, Veta Harper, Julia Harper, Pearl Ruess, Eulalia McCann and Audrey Cramer.
 
Faun is survived by four children, Janet (Roger) Hocker of Macomb, Keith Cramer of Macomb, Rebecca Cramer of Macomb and Ron (Shannon) Cramer of Macomb; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Joann Lovejoy of Macomb; sister-in-law, Ruth Harper of Macomb; brother-in-law and his wife, Ferrol (Julia) Cramer and many nieces and nephews.
 
Faun, known to many as "Penny" was a housewife, wonderful mother and loved farming, gardening, flowers and her porch swing.
 
She was a member of the Sciota Christian Church.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
 
Memorials may be made to the Elms Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

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Patricia J. Lafary, 87, of Bushnell

Patricia J. Lafary, 87, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 3:10 AM on Wednesday January 31, 2018 at her residence.
 
She was born July 26, 1930 in Bushnell, IL to Joseph and Louise (Silberer) Roley. She married Harris Lafary on August 7, 1949 in Bushnell, IL; he survives.
 
Also surviving are two children, Vicki Reimolds of Bushnell, IL; Rick (Shirley) Lafary of Bushnell, IL; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and one brother, Robert (Joanna) Roley of Spring Hill, FL.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Patricia was an avid reader, active member of the Bushnell First Presbyterian Church, and former member of the Jolly 20’s. She had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren and great-children. She enjoyed spending time with them, following along with their activities, and watching them grow.
 
Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday February 2, 2018 at the Bushnell First Presbyterian Church, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Elissa Bailey will officiate. Interment will be in Bushnell Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Judith M. Chipman, 77, of Rushville

Judith M. Chipman, 77, of Rushville, passed away at 9:11 PM, Monday, January 29, 2018, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
 
She was born on April 2, 1940, in South Bend, Indiana, the daughter of Paul and Helen (Dumon) Charpie.
 
Surviving are two daughters Laura Trendle Polus and husband Jim of Bloomington, and Lisa Yarbrough and husband Barry of New London, Missouri, three grandchildren Corey West, Katie Polus, and Jack Polus, one brother Jim Charpie and wife Jenny of Lakeland, Florida, one sister-in-law Sue Charpie of Naperville, two nieces Deborah Eastman of Naperville and Kathy Decker and husband Brad of Urbana, two great nephews Sam and Ozzie Decker.  She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Judy graduated from Proviso High School in Maywood in 1958 and from Eureka College in 1962 with a Bachelors in Education Degree.  She first taught in the Des Moines, Iowa school system from 1962 to 1966.  She then moved to Rushville, where she taught 4th grade at Webster School from 1973 to 1995.
 
She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville.  She was very active at the state level of the Disciples of Christ denomination.  She was instrumental in the establishment of Meals on Wheels and the Christian Women’s Fellowship group both in Rushville.  She was a member of the Junior Women’s Club, Schuyler-Brown Retired Teachers, Illinois Education Association and the National Educational Association.  After her retirement, she enjoyed extensive travels to Hawaii, Alaska and Nova Scotia.  She was an avid reader and would read several newspapers daily.
 
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 Am, Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Reverend Grant Armstrong officiating.  Memorials are suggested to Culbertson Gardens or the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Endowment Fund.  You are invited to share your memories of Judy and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.
 

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Clifford Lee "Pete" Friday, 79, of Rushville

Clifford Lee “Pete” Friday, 79, of Rushville, passed away at 4:56 AM, Sunday, January 28, 2018, at his home.
 
He was born on April 28, 1938, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, the son of Clifford and Catherine Lucille (VanOrder) Friday.  He married Ellen Lucille Clanin on March 8, 1964, in Schuyler County, Illinois.  She preceded him in death on June 16, 2001.
 
Surviving are one son Thomas James “Tom” Friday of Rushville, one granddaughter Jody Friday and husband Brandon Holder of Astoria, two great grandsons Aiden Michael Friday and Brandon Holder, Jr., three brothers Robert “Bob Friday of Rushville, Wayne Friday and wife Jennifer of Springfield, Don Friday and wife Eve of Metamora, three sisters Anna Robbins of Rushville, Ruby Hammack of Summum, and Donna Hammack and husband Douglas, Sr. of Pleasant View, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by two brothers James Friday and Russell Friday, one sister Mildred Ren, two half-sisters Dorothy Bowman and Dory Anderson.
 
Pete worked as a laborer for Robinson’s Concrete Products in Frederick, the Arenzville Saw Mill and Sharkey’s in Beardstown.
 
He enjoyed watching the Golden Girls and John Wayne westerns, John Deere tractors, fishing, hunting, taking long walks and the outdoors.  He also enjoyed playing cards and checkers.  He loved special times with his great grandsons.
 
Services will be at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 1, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Pastor Greg Fish officiating.  Interment will follow in the Browning Cemetery near Browning.  Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to service time Thursday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to his family. You are invited to share your memories of Pete and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.
 

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James A. Hackbarth, 68, of Macomb

James A. Hackbarth, age 68, a longtime resident of Macomb, peacefully passed away at 8:55 A.M. on January 27, 2018 with his wife Lynn and his dog Buddy at his side.
 
James was born on June 29, 1949 in Prairieville, Illinois the son of Walter and Mary Wade Hackbarth.
 
He is survived by his wife Lynn Marchetta Hackbarth and his sister Shirley Knutti.
 
James was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Janet Bushman and Marilyn McCullough.
 
James, who was also known as Sarge and Hack by his friends and family, was an avid golfer, bowler and NASCAR fan.
 
He was a protective and caring uncle to his many nieces and nephews. Jim loved and served his country in Vietnam. He served in the Army for 26 years and was the First Sgt. at the National Guard Armory in Macomb for many years. He retired from the military in 1999.
 
Jim was a dedicated and loyal Cubs and Packers fan.
 
Lynn and Jim’s family are very grateful for the care provided by the staffs of Heartland Rehab Center and MDH Hospice for the compassionate, kind and loving care provided to Jim over the past many months.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Macomb with Father Adam Stimpson officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church. Full military rites will be conducted at the church following the mass by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb V.F.W.  Clugston -Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of the arrangements.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to be made in Jim’s name to MDH Hospice or McDonough County Animal Shelter.
 
You may sign the guest book and leave condolences online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Darlene Marie Lung, 90, of Canton

Darlene Marie Lung, 90, of Canton, passed away at 4:58 AM, Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Sunset Manor in Canton.
 
She was born on May 9, 1927, in Ray, Illinois, the daughter of Herschel and Eula Marie (Stephens) Cook, Sr. She married Roy “Bud” Lung in August 1959 in Brooklyn, Illinois and he survives
 
Also surviving are four sisters-in-law Edna Peterson and husband Robert and Helen Caldwell Koester all of Macomb, Emmie Vawter of Industry and Theda Bedwell of Peoria, and several nieces and nephews including Marsha Livers of Canton, Mark Cook and wife Cheryl of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Jerry Cook and wife Linda of St. David and Sue Murphy and husband Rod of Canton.  She was preceded in death by two brothers Herschel Cook, Jr. and Cecil Cook.
 
Darlene was a homemaker.  She and Bud loved roller skating and would travel around the state to different rinks.
 
Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at the Rushville City Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials are suggested to the Schuyler County Humane Society.   Wood Funeral Home in Rushville has been entrusted with assisting the family.  You are invited to share your memories of Darlene and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.
 

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Kenneth E. Hainline, 86, of Macomb

Kenneth E. Hainline, 86, of Macomb went home to be with the Lord at 8:19 a.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
 
He was born on March 22, 1931 in Macomb to Jamison and Jennie Olson Hainline. He married Marilyn L. Foster on January 20, 1951 in Burlington, Iowa. She preceded him in death on May 19, 2008.
 
Surviving are four children, Kim (Dan) Redman of Howards Grove, Wisconsin, Kent (Pam) Hainline of Fountain Hills, Arizona, Pam Powelson and Kevin Hainline, both of Macomb; six grandchildren, Roger McCrary, Heather (Michael) Teaby, Hannah (Ryan) Jones, Ben (Jenny) Hainline, Jennifer Powelson and Courtney Powelson; four great-grandchildren, Renton McCrary Lopez, Laine Jones, Dylan Hainline and Paxton Jones; three nephews, Steve Andrews, Dick and Jim Hainline; one niece, Becky Honson and a very special friend, Mary A. Haney.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Hainline; his parents, Jamison and Jennie Hainline; his four sisters, Florence Andrews, Mable Silberer, Maxine Rule and Marjorie Honson; one brother, Richard Hainline; one daughter, Peggy McCrary; two nieces, Patricia Hainline and Robin Gynn, and one nephew, Jerry Andrews.
 
Kenneth served in the Korean War in Japan as a member of the United States Army. He also was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Macomb.
 
He was a lifelong provider for his family and took pride in his work. His employment included Peter Pan Bakery, Inc., Aramark Services, MidAmerica National Bank and Walmart, where he spent the last 23 years.
 
He was determined, passionate and a caring friend to all. He loved spending time with loved ones, hanging out with his pals at The Office (McDonald’s) and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church in Macomb with Pastor Randell Whitmire officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb with full military rites being conducted by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.
 
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church in Macomb.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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David Yetto, 79, of Colchester

David Yetto age 79 of Colchester, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born October 25, 1938, in Highland, Illinois, to Anthony and Opal Simmons Yetto.  David was united in marriage on June 12, 1971 in Sparta, Wisconsin, to Nancy Pettis.
 
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife of 46 years, Nancy Yetto, 1 Son: Curtis Yetto, 3 Daughters: Carmen (Clint) Yetto Gould, Angela (Reginald) Yetto Newton, Tina (Ben) Fairchild, 15 Grandchildren, Ebonee (Josh) Block 25, De Angela Brown,21, Jazlyn Newton 12, Schylar Fairchild 21, Shelby Fairchild 18, Shyanne Fairchild 17, Brett Fairchild 14, Shaylee Fairchild 10, Shantaye Fairchild 7, Nicole Floyd 37, Joshua Floyd 32, Anthony Yetto 33, Catelynn Yetto 25, Courtney Yetto 23, Andrew Yetto 21,  6 Great Grandchildren: Aiden Block 5, Ariya Block 3, Makenzlei Floyd 8, Tyler Pace 20, Caila Pace 14, Aydin Pace 10, 2 Brothers, Anthony Yetto Jr., Joseph Yetto, 1 Sister: Lynnie Stewart, and 1 Step Father: Clyde Banks.
 
David had been with Burlington Northern Railroad, Yard Maintenance of Mt. Auburn Cemetery, and Paper delivery for Gateway House.  He was a member of the Masons, and a very active member of the Colchester First Baptist Church, of which he drove the church van to transport kids to all church activities.  He enjoyed collecting tools of which he would share with his family, along with taking them fishing. David also enjoyed talking to anyone that he came across, either in person or on his CB radio. David taught all of his family how to drive.  Of all the things that David did his greatest love was for his wife, Nancy along with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his Lord.  
 
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the Colchester First Baptist Church, with Rev. Dennis Clements, burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Family visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Memorial is to the family or Colchester First Baptist Church bus and van ministry.. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com 

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Wilma R. Lewis, 86, of Good Hope

Wilma R. Lewis, 86, of Good Hope, IL, passed away at 7:12 AM Monday January 15, 2018 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
She was born December, 24, 1931 in McDonough County to Thomas Bishop and Ethel (Williams) Hughes. She married Gene Lewis on June 19, 1949; he preceded her in death on May 12, 2015.
She was also preceded in death by one granddaughter, Brook Lewis; two brothers, Thomas Hughes, Bill Hughes; three sisters, Olive Hughes, Helen Coulter, Allison Welch.
 
Wilma is survived by her children, Jerry (Leslie) Lewis of Good Hope, IL, Rebecca (Steve) Conklin of Elmwood, IL, Deborah (Bill) Carson of Colchester, IL; five grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Hughes of Branson, MO; two sisters, Shirley Woolam of Macomb, IL, Sharon Kay Walters of Coal Valley, IL.
 
Wilma was a member of the Macomb Eagles. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Wesley Village for the excellent care that Wilma received during her time there.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday January 20, 2018 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Rev. Gordon Blankenship will officiate. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday January 19, 2018 at the funeral home.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program or Wesley Village. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.

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Pauline Eddington, 96, of Macomb

Pauline Eddington, 96, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 8:48 PM Friday Jan. 12, 2018 at Countryview Care Center in Macomb.
 
She was born Sept. 12, 1921 in Tennessee, Illinois to Manson and Zelma Goodrich Harwick; she married Roscoe Eddington on Sept. 4, 1944.
 
He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1986.
 
She was also preceded in death by her parents, great-grandson Jacob; daughter-in-law Beth Eddington, sisters, Margaret Miller, Laverne Harwick, and Lois Hillyer.
 
She is survived by a son, Ron Eddington of Poplar Grove, Illinois, a sister, Linda Murphy of Colchester, Illinois.
 
Graveside services will be 10:30 AM Wednesday Jan. 17, 2018 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Rev. Jim Eddy will officiate. There will be no visitation. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com
 
 
 

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Mark Alan Bucy, 25, of Table Grove

Mark Alan Bucy, 25, of Table Grove passed away at 4:31 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018 near Oakford as a result of an automobile accident.
 
He was born on February 10, 1992 in Rushville to Steven and Debbie Thompson Bucy.
 
He is survived by his mother, Debbie (Troy Smith) Koltzenburg of Industry; his father, Steve Bucy of Table Grove; his daughter, Kaylynn Bucy of Carthage; one sister, Bradi (Monte) Chipman of Ipava; two brothers, Matt (Erin) Posey of Bernadotte and Jordan Kinkead of Summum; paternal grandfather, John Bucy of Astoria; maternal grandmother, Mary (Mike) Woodside of Industry; step-maternal grandmother, Claire Thompson of Doniphan, Missouri and maternal great-grandmother , Mary Ellen Wilson of Macomb.
 
He was preceded in death by one brother, Myke Belden; paternal grandmother, Dorothy "Dot" Bucy ; maternal grandfather Tom Thompson; maternal great-grandfather, Clifford Wilson and his paternal great-grandparents.
 
Mark was an independent music artist and rapper and wrote his own music. He was a very compassionate guy and had many friends who he would do anything for. His life revolved around his daughter and his music.
 
He lived all of his life in the Colchester and Table Grove areas. He graduated from West Prairie High School.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Janaury 13, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery west of Table Grove.
 
Memorials may be made to the Kaylynn Bucy education fund.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Gladys Lucille Meek, 98, of Macomb, formerly of Roseville

Gladys Lucille Meek, 98, of Macomb, formerly of Roseville and McDonough County passed away at 10 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
She was born on October 22, 1919 in Good Hope to Rueben and Mabel Camp Young. She married Willard Wagoner in 1938. He passed away in 1965. She then married Wendell Meek in 1972. He passed away in 1987.
 
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Janice Chance; one-daughter-in-law, Linda Wagoner; one great-granddaughter, Alana Chance and three brothers, Orville, Woodrow and Russell Young.
 
Gladys is survived by two sons, Jack (Georgeen) Wagoner of Havana and Jim Wagoner of Brimfield; one daughter, Jean (Sam) Gillett of Carthage; eight grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
 
She lived in McDonough County before moving to Roseville.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family service will be held at a later date.
 
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s.
 
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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Lloyd E. Sandstrom, 93, of Macomb, formerly of Blandinsville

Lloyd E. Sandstrom, 93, of Macomb, formerly of Blandinsville passed away at 9:19 p.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
 
He was born on April 28, 1924 in LaHarpe to Alfred J. and Mary Maude Cook Sandstrom. He married Mary Hanson on August 8, 1954 in Sciota. She survives.
 
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Pauline Blackledge.
 
Lloyd lived most of his life in the Blandinsville and Sciota areas before moving to Macomb.
 
He worked as a US Postal carrier for 32 years, retiring in 1997 and was a farmer for many years. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge and a member of the former Sciota Christian Church.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the First Christian Church of Blandinsville with Pastor Gordon Blankenship and Pastor Tommy Hamilton officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.
 
Memorials may be made to Campus Students For Christ or LaMoine Christian Service Camp.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.

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Dale Abbott, 102, of Rushville, formerly of Macomb

Dale Abbott, 102, of Rushville, formerly of Macomb, passed away at 6:40 PM, Friday, January 5, 2018, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.
 
He was born on May 1, 1915, in Fulton County, Illinois, the son of David C. and Rhoda May (Trone) Abbott.  He first married Lavern Bricker on June 1, 1937 in Bloomington, Illinois.  She preceded him in death on March 21, 1997.  He later married Esther (Croxton) Vaughn on November 22, 1998 at the Littleton United Methodist Church in Littleton.  She preceded him in death on June 17, 2014.
 
Surviving are his son Eugene Abbott and wife Dorothy of Delavan, two step sons Danny Vaughn and wife Dana of Herrin and Dave Vaughn and wife Nita of Roxboro, North Carolina, three grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, two great grandchildren, six step great grandchildren, one sister Rosalee Kotter of Rushville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives, three brothers Orson Abbott, Oliver Abbott and Carson Abbott and one sister Edna Lashbrook.
 
Dale first farmed with his dad and uncle.  He was a postal carrier in the post offices in Frederick, Quincy and Macomb for 59 years retiring in June 2002.  He had also drove a delivery route for Prairie Farms for 12 years and operated Abbott’s Repair Shop in Macomb for 40 years.
 
He was a member of the Astoria Church of the Brethren and attended the Littleton United Methodist Church.
 
Services will be at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Reverend Rob Kirkham officiating.  Interment will follow in the Astoria Cemetery in Astoria.  Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, Tuesday, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the Littleton United Methodist Church.  You are invited to share your memories of Dale and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.

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Raymond C. Oliver, 91, of Macomb

Raymond C. Oliver, 91, of Macomb passed away at 6 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
 
He was born on January 12, 1926 in Washington, Iowa to William C. and Nettie M. Creech Oliver. The family later moved to Schuyler County, Illinois where Raymond spent most of his youth. The family then moved to a farm near Blandinsville in the early 1940's where Raymond began working for several farmers. This is where he met and eventually married Lora Haney on November 25, 1945 in Good Hope. She passed away on January 9, 2017.
 
He was also preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Glenn, who was killed on Iwo Jima in 1945, Carl, William C. Jr., Wayne, Lyle and Harold and James, in infancy; two half-sisters, Mable and Edith and one grandson, James.
 
They had four children who all survive, Ronald (Margaret) Oliver of Florrisant, Missouri and Roger (Yvonne) Oliver of Macomb; two daughters, Diana (Dennis) DeHaven of Blandinsville and Elaine (Mark) May of Oxford, Mississippi; a third honorary daughter, Janet Shryack Strunk of Iowa; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Russell Oliver of Blandinsville and Richard (Kathy) Oliver of Gentry, Arkansas and two sisters, Christine Agans of Rushville and Kathleen Barry of Macomb.
 
Raymond’s love of farming took him to the Null Seed Farm on December 8, 1948 where he worked for 47 years full time then another 5 years part time after his retirement. During the years that Null seed farm produced hybrid seed corn, Raymond was in charge of the production plant and warehouse, something Raymond was proud of. Raymond’s greatest love was his wife and family and farming. He never met a stranger.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Robert Green officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
 
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to MDH Hospice..
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Crystal Ann Bedwell, 56, of Bushnell

Crystal Ann Bedwell, 56, of Bushnell passed away at 2:25 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb surrounded by family and friends.
 
She was born on December 22, 1961 in Canton to Carroll D. and Mary Ellen Gillette Noland. She married Daryl Bedwell on March 16, 1986. He survives.
 
Also surviving are her mother, Mary Ellen Noland of Littleton; one daughter, Carissa Ann (Justin) Bryant of Sciota; one son, Curtis (Chelsea) Bedwell of Bushnell; two grandchildren, Jackson Daryl Bryant and Paisley Jean Bedwell; two brothers, Mark (Teresa) Noland of Farmington and Tim (Paula) Noland of Virginia; her poodle, Ellie and several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her father, Carroll D. Noland.
 
She lived most of her life in Bushnell. She attended VIT schools and was a class of 1980 graduate of Rushville High School. She received her Associate’s degree from Robert Morris College in Carthage. She worked for the ASCS office, LeRoy Brown and Dr. Gary Crosby. She spent most of her working years alongside her husband as office manager of their business, Bedwell Farm Equipment. She also sold real estate in Bushnell for 30 years. She was a pageant judge for several community fairs, was an election judge for Walnut Grove Township, donated and volunteered her time in her community and for community projects and gave her time and financial assistance to many underprivileged students and their families.
 
Her most important and favorite job was being a Mom and Grammy. She was the backbone and coordinator of her family. She was an excellent artist and loved working on the farm, gardening and taking care of her horses.
 
She was a member of Bushnell United Methodist Church, Bushnell-Prairie City School Board, MDH Hospital Board and the Christian Neighbor’s Food Cupboard.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb with Reverend Dr. Howard White officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.
 
Memorials may be made to the Delores Kator Switzer Women’s Center or McDonough County Animal Shelter.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Samuel E. Cassel, 70, of Colchester

Samuel E. Cassel age 70 of Colchester, Illinois, passed away at Sharon Elms in Peoria, Illinois, on Saturday, December 30, 2017.  He was born July 12, 1947, in Quincy, Illinois, to Sam and Ellen Walton Cassel, both of his parents preceded him in death.
 
Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Son: Tom (Jody) Cassel, Danvers, Illinois, 3 Grandchildren: Samantha Cassel, Jordan Cassel, Jacob Cassel, and 1 Sister: Evana Cassel, Colchester, Illinois.
 
Sam was a member of the Macomb V.F. W..  He served his country in the United States Army of which he was part of Vietnam Big Red 1, till 1968.  During his time in the service he received 1 Bronze Star for heroism in ground combat, 2 Commendation metals one in 67 and 1 in 68, Combat medical badge, nation defense service metal, Vietnam service metal Vietnam campaign metal.  After his time in the service he became a Union Laborer.  Sam’s heart was always in the outdoors he loved  hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, or anything else that meant he could spend time outside.
 
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Lee Unger, burial and military rites will take place following services at Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta, Illinois, by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the funeral home.
 
Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. on Sunday. Memorials are to the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion funeral service military honor guard, or Hooah hunt’s for heroes, of McLean County. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Bonnie J. Lester, 72, of Macomb

Bonnie J. Lester, 72, of Macomb, IL passed away at 7:16 PM on Monday January 1, 2018 at McDonough District Hospital.
 
She was born August 30, 1945 in Bushnell, IL to John Wesley and Naomi (Ealy) Kirby. She married Roderick Lester on February 14, 1965; he survives.
 
Also surviving are two sons, John Kevin (Kelly) Lester of Liberty, MO, David Wayne (Nitz Tango) Lester of Macomb, IL; five grandchildren, Jessica, Kolby, and Bryce Lester, Nathan and Kelsey Kellenberger; one great-grandson, Austin.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Lori Kay Kellenberger; five brothers, Kenneth, Marshall, Cleo, Jackie, and Jimmie Kirby; one sister, June Huffman.
Bonnie worked for King Seeley, McGraw Edison and retired from Farm King.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday January 5, 2018 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Rev. Lee Unger will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday January 4, 2018 at the funeral home.
 
A celebration of life will be held from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM on Friday January 5, 2018 at the Macomb VFW. Memorial contributions may be made to McDonough District Hospital. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Darrick Lashbrook, 45, of Rushville

Darrick Lashbrook, 45, of Rushville, passed away at 5:54 PM, Monday, January 1, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
 
He was born on July 2, 1972, in Chanute, Kansas, the son of Keith and Barb (Willhite) Lashbrook.
 
Surviving are his parents Keith and Barb Lashbrook, one brother Doug Lashbrook, three nieces Jadyn, Skylin, and Taelyn Lashbrook all of Rushville, uncles and aunts Larry and Nancy Lashbrook of Rushville, Doug Willhite of Chanute Kansas and Shirley Pruitt of Kansas City, Kansas, great aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents J. Robert and Edna Lashbrook, Otis Willhite and Noreen Willhite.
 
A 1990 graduate of Rushville High School, he first worked as a production worker at Schuy-Labs in Rushville.  He later worked as a heating and air conditioning technician for Condee Cooling and Electric in Marco Island, Florida and Arnold Brothers in Macomb. For the last four years, he has worked maintenance at Cargill and later JBS in Beardstown.
 
Darrick loved football and was an avid Dallas Cowboy Fan. He enjoyed mud slings, four wheeling and remote cars. His three nieces held a very special place in his heart.
 
Services will be at 1:00 PM Friday, January 5, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Pastor Ron Little officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, January 4, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation.  You are invited to share your memories of Darrick and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.
 

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Rose M. Busby, 91, of Rushville

Rose M. Busby, 91, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care Facility in Chatham, IL. She was born on October 7, 1926 in Chicago, IL a daughter of the late James H. & Mabel E. Strong Dean. She married James Ivan Busby on September 6, 1947 in Rushville, IL. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1986.  
 
Rose is survived by (4) grandchildren, Lynn Stover of Rushville, IL, Beth Read & Fiancé Aaron Marshall of Franklin, IL, Sara Tubbs & Chris of Pevely, MO, Ross Busby & companion Jessica of Barnhart, MO, (13) great grandchildren, Tyler Mummert, Katelynn Stover, Jakob Stover, Madelynn Graham, Dallas Trone, Austin Trone, Gabrielle Read, Kayla Tubbs, Jackson Tubbs, Hayden Busby, Harrison Busby, Hailey Ennis, and Hannah Ennis. She was preceded in death by her three children, James Busby, Michael Busby, Shirley Joan Ward and one sister, Jane Wells Hester.  
 
She and her husband “Moon” were lifelong farmers.  She graduated from Graham School of Nursing in Canton, IL. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital and for Dr. Russell R. Dohner before retiring.  She was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church, Schuyler American Legion Auxiliary Unit #4 and Rushville State Bank Premiere Club. She loved taking trips and excursions with the Premiere Club. She especially loved her dog Snow.  
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2017, at Worthington Funeral Home with Debbie Hester officiating. Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the Schuyler Humane Society. Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com
 

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Lorraine Wilcox, 86, of Macomb

Lorraine Wilcox, 86, of Macomb passed away at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 29, 2017 at her residence.
 
She was born on November 5, 1931 in Macomb to Harmon and Esther Butterfield Hainline. She married Ralph Wilcox on June 24, 1955 in Sciota. He passed away on May 23, 2003.
 
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Mike Hainline and one sister, Connie Royer.
 
She is survived by one daughter, Janice (Chuck) Cochran of Elkhorn, Wisconsin; two grandchildren, Matthew Cochran and Beth (Brandon) Gustafson; three great-grandchildren and one brother, Dick (Mary) Hainline of Macomb.
 
Lorraine lived in Round Lake for 48 years before returning to Macomb in 2003. She is a member of the First Baptist Church in Macomb.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Rosetta Whitfield officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Linda Derry, 72, of Industry

Linda Derry, 72, of Industry, IL passed away at 4:52 a.m. on Thursday, Dec.  28, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on May 30, 1945 in Beardstown, IL a daughter of the late Clarence M. & Joyce Ileen VanHyning Pate.  She married George Derry on March 14, 1963 at the Assembly of God Church in Brooklyn, IL. They were married 53 years. He preceded her in death on April 18, 2016. 
 
Linda is survived by (10) children, Pamela Shanty & husband Bob of Colchester, IL, George Derry, Jr. & wife Diane of Colchester, IL, Kim Derry & husband Jeff of Pekin, IL, Peggy Utter & husband Dale of Rushville, IL, James Derry of Beardstown, IL, Tim Derry of Macomb, IL Josh Buchanan of Industry, IL, Erika Spears & husband Dustin of Beardstown, IL, Misty Markley & husband Cody of Table Grove, IL, Khristy Carney of Rushville, IL; (11) grandchildren, Brittany Wertz, Kylie Wertz, Walker Utter, Gage Utter, Conner McMurl, Owen Carney, Kaylee Carney, Lauren Markley, Ryker Markley, Angel Derry, Rhys Spears, (2) great grandchildren, Leland Derry, Riley Brienen.(3) brothers; Clarence “Corky” Pate & wife Linda of Rushville, IL, Tom Pate & wife Amber of Beardstown, IL, Robert Cassady of Jacksonville, IL, (2) sisters, Sandy Fox of Beardstown, IL, Katrina Hull & husband Ben of Rushville, IL, (3) step sisters, Marcia Knous, Judy Hawk, Brenda Gaus all of Beardstown, IL. She was preceded in death by (3) sisters, Lonnie, Pat & Sally.  
 
Her hobbies were doing ceramics, crocheting, baking and making Christmas candy. When she was younger she was in a bowling league and sold Avon & Tupperware. Her greatest joy was her children.  
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Tripplett officiating.  Interment will follow in Brooklyn Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services on Thursday. Memorials may be given to the Linda L. Derry Memorial Fund c/o Industry State Bank. Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com
 

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Donald L. Billingsley, 85, of Industry

Donald L. Billingsley, 85, of Industry, IL died at 12:44 a.m., Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at his home in Industry, IL.  He was born on June 19, 1932 in Frederick, IL a son of the late Clarence & Gladys C. (Morris) Billingsley.  

 

He married Clara B. Norvell on January 16, 1953 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling, IL.  She survives along with three children, Regie Billingsley & wife, Jane, of Industry, IL, Sheila Haley & husband, Don, of Macomb, IL, and Bruce Billingsley of Rushville, IL. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Amanda Keene & husband Jordan of Cordesville, SC, Kristopher Billingsley & wife Kim of Plainville, IL, Nathan Haley & wife Sarah, of Macomb, IL, Lyndsay Bedwell & husband Spencer of Plymouth, IL; two step grandchildren, Krista Bangert & husband Jeff of Plainville, IL, Tyler Willing & wife Lexi of Barry, IL, eight great-grandchildren, Ingrid & Cyrus Keene, Liam, Addison, and Isabella Bedwell, Owen, Ethan, and Molly Haley of Macomb, IL three step great-grandchildren, Gavin Bangert, Bentley and Maddie Willing, two brothers, Morris "Ike" Billingsley & wife Marie of Camden, IL, Wayne Billingsley & wife Twila of Crossville, TN, three sisters, Rosalie Morrell of Camden, IL, Betty Etter & husband Bill of Rushville, IL,  Barbara Taylor & husband, Dick, of Burlington, IA along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by five brothers, C.E. "Buss" Billingsley, James "Rude" Billingsley, Robert Billingsley, Lester "Abe" Billingsley, Harold Billingsley, one sister, Lucille Finch.  

 

Don served his country as a Tech Sergeant in the U.S. Army while assigned on the 38th parallel during the Korean War and later helped to build churches and schools for the South Korean people. Don was a lifelong grain and livestock farmer, including raising ostriches. He also operated his own bulldozing business for many years until retiring due to illness. He was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and the National Rifle Association.  He enjoyed hunting, working hard, and entertaining his grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating. Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with Military honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 & a U. S. Army Honors Detail. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Hope Blooms.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com

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Philip Charles Schafer, 65, of Ft Myers, Florida, formerly of Rushville

Philip Charles Schafer, 65, of Ft Myers, Florida, formerly of Rushville, Illinois, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017, at his home in Ft Myers, Florida, surrounded by his family.
 
He was born June 15, 1952, in Schuyler County, Illinois, a beloved son of Charles R. and Joyce (Hoult) Schafer. He was the loving husband of Sherry A. (Haber) Schafer, his wife of 42 years, who he married on June 7, 1975, at the First Presbyterian Church in Rushville.
 
Survivors include his wife Sherry, one daughter, Nadia Schafer of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; one son, Eric Schafer and fiancé, Krista Harbin of York, Pennsylvania; his mother Joyce Schafer; one brother, Anthony (Tony) Schafer of Gambrills, Maryland; one sister, Caroline Young and husband David of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
 
He graduated from Rushville High School in 1971 and attended Western Illinois University and Illinois State University where he earned his Master’s in Business Administration degree as well as his CPA and CIA (Certified Internal Auditor). Earlier in his life as a financial analyst, he worked for Dunn and Bradstreet, Keystone Steel and Wire, and CILCO all in the Peoria, Illinois area. Later, he was employed at The Rouse Company in Columbia, Maryland, which later became General Growth Properties, where he was a Manager in Internal Audit.  
 
He and his wife retired to Florida in 2012.  Phil served on the Board of Directors at High Point Place Condominium Association as Treasurer for five years. 
 
Philip was a very loving husband, father, and son.  He valued family and enjoyed being involved with his children.   He was a baseball coach, soccer dad, and Boy Scout leader.   He loved camping and traveling with his wife and children.  He especially liked hiking Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park and Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico, with his son.
 
Philip loved life and made every day count. Throughout his life he was an adventurist.  He took flying lessons, ran the Baltimore Marathon, went scuba diving (member of the Caloosa Dive Club), loved hiking the mountains out West, sailing, riding his bike and motorcycle, golfing, and traveling, especially to Europe and Egypt. He was a man of strong faith and was a member of several churches throughout his life. Phil had a welcoming presence with everyone that he knew as well as those he had just met. 
 
Phil was diagnosed with esophageal cancer on November 7th and started chemotherapy immediately thereafter. Even though he had a difficult fight with cancer, he felt that he had lived a very blessed life.
 
Services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church in Rushville, with David Haney officiating.  The family will meet with family and friends at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) following the committal service at the Rushville City Cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the donor’s local hospice organization.  You are invited to share your memories of Phil, leave condolences and view his memorial video at www.woodfh.net.  The Wood Funeral Home in Rushville is assisting the family.

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William Bill Charles Downin, 61, of Macomb

William (Bill) Charles Downin, age 61, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017 surrounded by many family members at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. He was born January 16, 1956 in Avon, Illinois, to Edwin and Charlotte Downin. Bill was a 1974 graduate of Roseville High School. He married Sheila Shehorn on March 17, 1984 in Galesburg, Illinois. Together, they have two children, Melissa (and Patrick) Pokorny and Grant William Downin whom he adored.
 
Bill prided himself with his strong work ethic and attention to detail. From an early age he farmed on the family Centennial Farm and later formed a grain and livestock farming partnership with his Dad and brother in rural Berwick, Illinois. After the passing of his dad, Bill farmed independently in Roseville, Illinois. He then went to work for Fayhee Implement Company in Macomb, Illinois. He also worked for Laverdiere Construction Company building some of the first houses in Woodland Estates in Macomb. He then spent the bulk of his career working as a self-employed contractor. He was an expert craftsman, building houses, additions, decks, and custom pieces. If you could dream it, he could build it or fix it. He was currently employed as the Assistant Superintendent of Building Maintenance for second shift at Western Illinois University Facilities Management, where he enjoyed working with many experienced craftsmen to help provide quality learning environments.
 
While work was Bill's driving force, God was his foundation. He instilled this in raising his family. Bill conducted his work life and home life the same: love everyone, help anyone in need, be generous and kind, and respect others.
 
Bill had a passion for helping others with any task (big or small). Bill enjoyed the years that he volunteered with the Boy Scout Troop 101 with his son Grant and the other local scouts. He was very proud to have seen his son, Grant, earn the rank of Eagle Scout. He was also an avid supporter of the VIT Schools and the South Fulton Rebels. He was thankful for the opportunities to take time off to watch his son-in-law Patrick, coach his son, Grant, over the past five years.
 
Left to honor Bill and glorify God are his beloved wife of 34 years, Sheila, children Melissa (and Patrick) Pokorny and Grant Downin; his mother, Charlotte Downin; his siblings, Julie (and Rob) Derry, Chuck (and Maria) Downin, and David (and Judy) Downin. Bill also loved his five nephews and eight nieces. Bill was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Downin, and nephew, Bart Downin.
 
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom in the University Union, 1 University Drive in Macomb, on the campus of Western Illinois University. The family will greet friends from 4-7 pm in the Brattain Lounge in the University Union, prior to the Celebration of Life. The Downin family would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the staff in the Springfield Memorial Hospital's 7th Floor ICU. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Table Grove State Bank: Boy Scout Camp Scholarship, Table Grove State Bank: Building Trades Scholarship; or Table Grove State Bank: Medical Profession Scholarship.
 
His family feels very blessed to have so many people supporting Bill throughout his time in ICU at the Springfield Memorial Hospital. The "Be Bold for Bill" team grew to include the Memorial Medical Team, WIU family, South Fulton communities, and the countless other kind-hearted individuals who supported his family during this difficult time. In so many ways, your support carried them through. A thank you goes out from the bottom of their hearts, as we all enter the new year Being Bold for Bill.

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Anthony S. "Tony" Coniglio Sr., 81, of Macomb

Anthony S. "Tony" Coniglio Sr., 81, of Macomb passed away at 7:18 a.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
 
He was born on March 22, 1936 in LaGrange, Illinois to Samuel C. and Antoinette Vallone Coniglio.
 
He is survived by one son, Anthony Coniglio Jr. of North Adams Massachusetts; two daughters, Kathy Luke of Centerville, Utah and Sheila (John) Knibbs of Exeter, Missouri; Stepdaughter, Katherine Clausen of Dallas, Texas; eight grandchildren, Stuart, Eli and Wyatt Coniglio, Justin, Janessa and Cassie Luke and Brhttanie and Donica Pitkins; three great-grandchildren; one sister Rose Okmark of Oakbrook and many special nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law and sister, George and Caroline Langas and brother-in-law, Lars Okmark.
 
Tony moved to Macomb in 1970 and was well known for the joke of the day for Macomb radio. He was a car salesman and did commercial radio spots for Woodrum Inc. in Macomb.
 
Tony is in the radio hall of fame. He was a DJ as well as general manager for several radio stations. He was the emcee for Grundy County Corn Festival for 35 years. He started WCSJ radio station in Morris, Illinois. Was an emcee for many things in McDonough County, such as ugly dog contest, Heritage Days parade. He was a Ham radio operator and a storm spotter. He did the first children’s television show called Tony the Fireman. Tony knew thousands of people.
 
Tony was a life member of North American Hunting Club, Macomb Eagles, Elks and VFW clubs and volunteered for the Salvation Army. He was a McDonough County Board member for 16 years. He was President for the Lamoine Saddle Club for many years where many a horse rider can remember hearing "GOOD RIDE" during each ride. He was proud to have received the 35-year Belt Buckle Award for trail riding in Eminence, Missouri. He helped many organizations and was a master entertainer making people feel very special while he was an emcee for many area functions.
 
He served 8 years at Great Lakes Naval Station in Chicago in the Navy Reserves.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a Celebration of Life to be held in March of 2018 with date and time to be announced later.
 
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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Mary Lou Friday, 78 of rural Colchester

Mary Lou Friday, 78 of rural Colchester passed away at 2:38 a.m. Monday, December 25, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
 
She was born on March 8, 1939 to James and Elva Edwards Bartley. She married John T. "Tom" Friday on October 18, 1956 in Denver, Colorado. He passed away on April 18, 2008.
 
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; one sister and one daughter, Annie Lump recently.
 
She is survived by her children, Randall T. (Sheryl) Friday of rural Colchester, Henry E. Friday of rural Colchester, Jamie L. Powell of Macomb, John K. Friday of Macomb, Melissa L. Friday of Ohio, Jonathen Andrew Friday of Macomb, Diana (Mathew) Walden of Oklahoma, Kathy Myers of Macomb, Roxanne Pleskovitch of Virginia, Ryal Martin of Nashville, Tennessee, Sharon (Logan) Burkle of Colchester, Karen (Marty) McClellan of Quincy, Max Stoneking of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Jackie (Terry) Sullivan of Macomb; sixteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; in addition she was a foster mother to an additional 227 children over a 25 year period, loving each as if they were her own..
 
Mary Lou had a love for horses and dogs both. She enjoyed going out to eat and fixing huge dinners on the holidays for her family and whoever popped in the door. She loved to visit with everyone and very much enjoyed time spent with her family.
 
She in the past worked at Skateland, Macomb School District and McDonough District Hospital.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018 in St. Mary’s Cemetery in St. Mary with Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. There will be no visitation.
 
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Mary Lou Friday Memorial Fund.
 
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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Annette K. Sullivan, 70, of Peoria, formerly of Macomb

Annette K. Sullivan, 70, of Peoria, Illinois formerly of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 3:40 PM Friday Dec. 22, 2017 at her residence.
 
She was born Nov. 12, 1947 in Macomb, Illinois to Fred and Cathyerene “Kay” Lawson Shughart
 
She is survived by a son, Mark (Gretchen) Sullivan of Colchester, Illinois; a daughter, Debra (Mark) Sullivan of Dubuque, Iowa; 2 grandsons, Connor and Andrew Sullivan; a sister, Lynette Hickle of Astoria, Illinois a niece, Gwen Hillyer of Adair, Illinois; a nephew, Devin Hickle of Astoria, Illinois; 2 great nieces Rachel Hickle, Belle Hillyer, and a great nephew, Evin Hillyer.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and Brother-in-Law Bill Hickle.
 
She was a Loan Officer for Heights Finance in Peoria for several years.
 
Memorial Services will be 2 PM Friday Dec. 29, 2017 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Rev. Jim Eddy will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Cremation has been accorded. Memorial Contributions may be made to the McDonough County Animal Shelter. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Ruth Eloise Graham, 100, of rural Adair

Ruth Eloise Graham, 100, of rural Adair passed away at 4:54 p.m. Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Prairie City Nursing Home in Prairie City.
 
She was born on June 19, 1917 in Colchester to Harold and Beulah Daugherty Branchfield. She married Eugene C. Turnbull in 1943. He passed away in 1950. On August 18, 1961 she married James M. "Tim" Graham of Adair in Springfield. He passed away on January 24, 2003.
 
She was also preceded in death by her parents; her child, Natalie Turnbull and a brother.
 
She is survived by a cousin, Lowell A. Daugherty of Columbia, Missouri.
 
She graduated from Colchester High School and immediately started working. After World War II she moved to Springfield. She worked from 1950 to 1961 at Mid-State Wholesale Grocery in Springfield as a bookkeeper. She worked for 26 years at Midwestern Savings Association and then two years at Citizens National Bank.
 
She was president of McDonough County Health Association for twenty years. She also served on the State HIA Board as Director of District 3 for five years and as Secretary for four years. She was a member of New Salem Christian Church in Adair, serving as secretary, treasurer and organist.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Dr. Howard White officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Jeff France, 57, formerly of Macomb

Jeffrey A. "Jeff" France, 57, of Pacific, Missouri passed away and went to his heavenly home at 5:20 p.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at his home in Pacific.
 
Jeff was born on August 30, 1960 in Macomb, the son son of Marlin and Elaine Gray France. Jeff graduated from Macomb High School and went on to pursue his artistic talents at the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida from which he graduated. Jeff ended his career as Senior Director of Creative Brand Marketing and Development at Jarden/Rawlings in St. Louis, Missouri.
 
He married Tina Caldwell on September 17, 1988. She survives.
 
Also surviving are three children, Jordan (Ryan) Stevens, Mary France and Lydia France; sister, Tammy (Ted) Dankovich; nephews, Justin (Kristen) Dankovich, Adam (Kindal) Dankovich and niece, Cassie (John) Lawler.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or service at this time. Private burial of ashes will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. A Memorial service will be held at a later date.
 
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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Joyce E. Worley, 87, of Macomb

Joyce E. Worley age 87 of Macomb, passed away Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.  She was born December 7, 1930, in Roanoke, Virginia, to Otheo and Thelma Agee.  Joyce was united in marriage to George W. Worley, October 18, 1957 in Roanoke, Virginia.  He preceded her in death on October 26, 2004.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, 1 Great Grand Daughter: Penolope Worley, and 9 Brothers and Sisters.
 
Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Sons: Jerry (Lorie) Worley, Table Grove, Illinois, George (Kathy) Worley, Prescott, Arizona, 2 Grandchildren: Marissa Worley, Jared (Megan) Worley, and 1 Great Grandchild: Harper Worley.
 
Joyce was a homemaker that loved taking care of her family.  She enjoyed gardening, chrocheting, but most of all the time that she spent with her family.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. No services will be held. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
 

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Patricia H. Rutledge, 89, of Adair

Patricia H. Rutledge, 89, of Adair passed away and went to her heavenly home at 5 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
She was born on June 5, 1928 in Adair to Kenneth and Wilma Swedell Hammond. She married the love of her life, Robert L. Rutledge on December 26, 1948. He survives.
 
Also surviving are three children, Nancy (Roy Evans) Rutledge of Macomb, Craig (Margo) Rutledge of Adair and Kenneth (Kathryn) Rutledge of Adair; grandchildren, Erica (Jason) Pellerin, Jeremy (Lauran) Rutledge, Megan (Barend) Pittman-Wurth, Lacie (Kyle) Walters, Zachary (Jessica) Pittman, Krista (Tim) Herrin, Kolette (Chad) Kirkenmeier and Skyler Pittman; great-grandchildren, Reagan and Wyatt Pellerin, Grady, Lucie and Kipten Walters, Avery and Clayton Herrin, Caden Kirkenmeier, Kenna and Sterling Rutledge and Emese Wurth; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Rutledge and Sharon Hammond and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
 
She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jane Pittman; son-in-law, John Pittman; great-granddaughter, Lana Raelynn Rutledge; brother, Travis Hammond; brother-in-law, Marvin Rutledge and niece, Cristy Hammond.
 
She lived in the Adair area all of her life and worked with her husband Bob on the family farm.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation or services. Private burial of ashes will be in Pennington Point Cemetery west of Adair at a later date.
 
Those wishing to make a memorial may do so by sending them to the family who in turn will send them to the Muscular Dystrophy Association or Guiding Eyes for the Blind.
 
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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Terry LaVern Allen, 74, of Camden

Terry LaVern Allen, 74, of Camden, passed away at 11:36 PM, Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at his home.
 
He was born on November 25, 1943, in Schuyler County, Illinois,the son of Gilbert E. and Julia A (Prunty) Allen.  He married Lela Irene Gabbert on September 10, 1963, at the Camden United Methodist Church and she survives.
 
Also surviving are three children Tela Su Montgomery and husband Ken of Mt. Sterling, Tony Lee Allen and fiancée Bev Crenshaw of Rushville, Leslie LaVern Allen and friend Susan Pittman of Frederick, six grandchildren Dustin Allen and wife Ashley, Kaitlyn Marie Haschemeyer and husband Jon, Austin Allen, Kreeden Allen, Sierra Nicole Allen and Shye Ann Allen, five great grandchildren Briar Lee Allen, Olivia Rose Allen, Elizabeth Mae “Lizzy” Haschemeyer, Jackson Charles Haschemeyer, Ayslee Grace Herrick, one brother Jerry Allen of Quincy, two sisters Norma Kindhart and Judy Robeson both of Rushville, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Ferris “Bud” Allen.
 
Terry enlisted with the US Army and served from 1962 to 1964, stationed in Orleans, France.
 
He began his life work as a farm hand then as a feed mill operator for Schuyler-Brown FS and Schuyler Grain.  While at Schuyler Grain, he, Lela and Tony operated three dry fertilizer spreading trucks from 1977 to 1981, selling the trucks due to Terry’s health.  He retired in January 2008 from Schuyler Brown FS.
 
Terry served as President of the Camden Village for 8 years and trustee for 12 years.  During that time, he helped form the Camden-Littleton Water Commission, being a commissioner for 27 years.  He attended the Camden United Methodist Church.  In his youth, he enjoyed raccoon hunting with his parents and family, fishing and mushrooming.  In retirement, he enjoyed taking his great grandchildren on rides on his side-by-side, mowing the grass, reading Western books and farming for Dennis Billingsley.  His greatest time was attending and hosting family get-togethers.
 
Services will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, December 18, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Reverend Charles Peart III and Pastor Charla Meyers officiating.  Interment will follow in the Camden West Cemetery, with military rites by the US Army Burial Detail and the Schuyler American Legion Post # 4.  Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 PM, Sunday, December 17, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested the Camden United Methodist Church, Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or Hope Blooms.                                                                                
 
You are invited to share your memories of Terry, leave condolences and view his memorial video at www.woodfh.net

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Edna Frances Clark, 93, of Macomb

Edna Frances Clark, 93, of 1200 East Grant Street, Macomb passed away at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
 
She was born on April 17, 1924 in Plymouth to Milo and Hazel Nelson Roberts. She married Roy Corwin Clark on April 17, 1941 in Palmyra, Missouri. He passed away on May 31, 1995.
 
She is also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Roy Clark and two granddaughters, in infancy.
 
She is survived by one son, Gary (Letha) Clark of Tennessee; two daughters, Beverly (Kermit) Short of Sciota and Linda (Larry) Ragel of Springfield; ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and one daughter-in-law, Jolene Clark of Kewanee.
 
Edna lived in McDonough and Hancock Counties before moving to Macomb in 1983. She is a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
 
Memorials may be made to Wesley Village Pursuit of Home Project.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Bradley Dale Robinson, 52, of Eastlake, Ohio, formerly of Macomb

Bradley Dale Robinson, age 52, of Eastlake, Ohio, and formerly of Macomb, passed away at 5:00 A.M. on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at his home in Eastlake, Ohio.
 
He was born on March 24, 1965 in Macomb, Illinois the son of Ralph and Lorain Amos Robinson.
 
He is survived by his partner Melissa , two daughters Alaina Cagle of Macomb and Zia Renee Robinson of Ocala, Florida, a sister Lana (Steve) Eaves of Carthage, Illinois, a niece Amber Eaves, of LaHarpe, Illinois, and a cousin John Robinson of Industry, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Bradley had worked in sales for several years, before becoming disabled in 2009. He very much enjoyed watching NASCAR racing and Chicago Cubs baseball.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. Clugston - Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial services will be held in Macomb at a later time.
 
Memorials may be made to the Zia Renee Robinson College Fund, in care of the Fortress Bank, 500 E. Jackson St., Macomb, IL. 61455.
 
You may sign the guest book and leave online condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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R. Douglas Taylor, 72, of Rushville

R. Douglas Taylor, 72, of Rushville, IL passed away at 2:20 a.m. Monday, December 11, 2017, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  He was born on May 2, 1945 in Macomb, IL a son of the late Russell N. & Virginia L. Sellers Taylor.  
 
He married Marilyn Byrnes on June 17, 1967 in Rushville, IL.  She survives along with (1) daughter, Rose Taylor of Rushville, IL, (2) sons, Russell Taylor & wife Cynthia of Roodhouse, IL, Robert Taylor & wife Stefanie of Rushville, IL, (3) grandchildren, Peyton, Erica & Cortney Taylor , (1) great granddaughter, Finleigh Taylor, (1) sister Alicia Gipson of Bloomington, IL, (1) aunt, Ann Twyford of Chatham, IL and several nieces, nephews & cousins.  He was preceded in death by (1) sister, Sharon Goldasich.  
 
Doug was employed at Oscar Mayer & Co. of Beardstown, IL. He later worked for the IL Dept. of Corrections at the IL River Facility in Canton, IL & Western IL Facility in Mt. Sterling, IL until retiring in 2012.  
 
He was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church & attended Sugar Grove United Methodist Church.  He was active in the Boy Scouts for over forty years.  He also belonged to N.R.A., Schuyler Co. Shooters and Route # 66 Watch Club.  He was an avid hunter & enjoyed collecting watches & guns. Doug’s greatest joy was his grandchildren.  
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Charla Meyers & Mr. Jeff Ervin officiating. Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be given to Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, Boy Scout Troop #35 or American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in St. Louis, MO.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com
 

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Virgil E. Parker, 82, of rural Industry

Virgil E. Parker age 82, of rural Industry, Illinois, passed away December 7, 2017, at O.S.F. in Peoria.  He was born July 11, 1935, on the farm in rural McDonough County, to John and Beulah Parks Parker.  Virgil was united in marriage for the last 8 eight years to Wanda Hutson.
 
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife: Wanda Parker of rural Industry, 4 Sons: Virgil Paul Parker, Macomb, Russell Scott Parker, Industry, Kenny Renner, Industry, Kent Renner, Tennessee, 1 Daughter: Julie Renner, Monmouth, 19 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren and 1 Sister: Berry Oliver, Texas.
 
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Sons: Tommy Parker,, Donnie Parker, 1 Daughter: M.Denise Sprinkle, 5 Brothers: John, Jim, Hank, Pete, Bill, 4 Sisters: Mary Frakes, Marjorie McMillan, Virginia Wayland, and Edna Wilhelm.
 
Virgil was a millwright to Chadco and Morrell Farm Service, self employed trucker.  He loved to work on equipment.  He also enjoyed gardening, listening to music, spending time on the farm.  His greatest loves of all was his family and spending time with them.  He loved living life to the fullest.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded.  A Celebration of life, and meal will be from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Macomb American Legion.  Memorial is to Pay it Forward Fund.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester handled arrangements for the family. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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James "Jim" Entwistle, 77, of Macomb

Jim’s work here is done. It came to an end on Thursday, December 7, 2017. He received a call, a sort of job offer he couldn’t refuse, for an appointment from which he will not be returning. The job description comes with a large sign-on bonus, a reunion with his parents and eight brothers and sisters who have gone on before him. His new mission takes him to a delightful place where he can socialize with everyone (which was so like him), relax, and perhaps travel. Music, laughter, and love are guaranteed. Food is delicious and he won’t gain a pound. His sarcastic wit and many jokes will be understood and appreciated. He left detailed instructions for his wife, four children, and six grandchildren to celebrate his life here, which has now been completed. 
 
Born in 1940, Jim grew up in LaSalle, Il., completed his bachelor’s & master’s degree at Illinois State University and worked on his doctorate at Arizona State. He taught industrial technology at Lyle West High, and LaSalle Peru High before coming to WIU where he taught metallurgy, computer plotter drafting, and electrical methodology. Jim left teaching to form his home construction company which built homes from the ground up and remodeled many homes in the area. After 17 years of this labor-intensive job, he became a real estate appraiser and inspector, having a real estate license already. Retirement was enjoyed for too short a time. There would not be a complete picture of Jim without mentioning his love of service. He chose two avenues of service: his love of God led him to serve with the Knights of Columbus, achieving the fourth degree. He worked many hours at food events and charitable activities. In the last 15 + years he turned to the Macomb Lions Club where he enjoyed serving the local community. He worked his way to becoming the District Governor of District 1-H during the 2010-2011 year. His final gift was a personal donation to the eye bank and tissue bank of Illinois.
 
Jim is survived by his wife Jan, his daughter Kristi Plumb (James) and granddaughters Amanda and Ashley, his son Eric (Jeri) and stepdaughter Maddie, his daughter Karolynn Heuer (Jimmy) and grandsons Jacob and Blake and granddaughter Emma, and his son Craig. His sister Helen Hegland also survives.
 
A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday December 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM at St. Paul’s Church. Father Adam Stimpson will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be held Tuesday December 12, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Lions Club of Illinois or the OSF Family House. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Mary Jo Keefauver, 72, of Lewistown

Mary Jo Keefauver, 72, of Lewistown, passed away 6:16 am Saturday, December 9, 2017 at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield, IL. She was born June 12, 1945 to Paul E. and Lela (Howell) Porter in Macomb. They preceded her in death. She married Donald Keefauver on December 22, 1963 in Ipava, IL. He survives. 

 

Also surviving are Son-Patrick (and Lori) Keefauver of East Peoria, IL, Son-Dean (and Chrissy) Keefauver of Nashville, IN, Son-Kyle (and Kathy) Keefauver of Glasford, IL, Daughter-Lori Jo (and Richard) Bushey of Strafford, MO, 15 Grandchildren, 6 Great-Grandchildren, Brother-Sam (and Linda) Porter of Ipava, IL, Brother-Bill (and Nancy) Porter of Vermont, IL, and Sister-Katherine (and Norm) Miller of Table Grove, IL. 

 

She worked as a homemaker. Mary Jo loved handiwork, especially crocheting, knitting, needlepoint, quilting, and sewing. She made the best black raspberry jelly around and loved to can all the produce of her garden. She was a loving mother who was always there for her children, attending ball games, church events, and being their prayer warrior. She loved music and enjoyed playing the piano. Mary Jo attended the Berean Christian Church in Ipava.

 

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Berean Christian Church with Pastor Doug Krukewitt officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, December 15th at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Internment will be in the Ipava Cemetery in Ipava. 

 

Memorials can be made to the Berean Christian Church Building Fund or the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate

in Peoria. Services will be at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.shawgomemorialhome.org.

 

 

 

 

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Lotus Martin Hilton Webb, 101, of Tennessee

Lotus Martin Hilton Webb born to Charles and Leta Justus Martin, in Hire Township Oct 18, 1916 left earth Dec 7, 2017 to play organ for the choirs of heaven. She grew up in Tennessee Township on a farm in Centennial neighborhood, graduating Colchester HS 1934. 
 
She married Cecil (Tom) Hilton April 3, 1935 and Carol (Don) Brake and Charles (Sharon) Hilton came along in 1940 and 1941. Tom passed Oct 1967 and Lotus married Kenneth Webb Oct 1974 who died July, 2002. 
 
Lotus was employed by WIU in Computer Services for 20 years. She was a member of Tennessee Unit of Home Bureau Extension; Rebekah Lodge and drill team, Rocking Chair Club, Rio Grande Texas Quilting Guild; Colchester and Macomb Women's Clubs; United Methodist Women volunteering in various activities at the Wesley United Methodist Church of Macomb. In retirement she loved to senior square dance and travel with their Airstream caravan club around the USA, and after Tom's death visited some European points of interest. 
 
She is survived by her children; four grand children; 6 great grand grandchildren; two step daughters, Barbara (John) Zimmerman and Nancy Griffith; 3 step grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren; nephew Alvin (Helen) Gloyd; and niece Linda Gloyd (Troy) Parks.
 
She was proceeded in death by her parents, both husbands and four siblings.
 
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, December 11, 2017, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb with Dr. Howard White. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.  Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon to 1:00 P.M. Monday at the church.  Friends may view and sign the register book from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Memorials are to Wesley United Methodist Church or Macomb Salvation Army. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Estela M. Pledge, 76, of San Antonio, TX, formerly of Macomb

Estela M. Pledge, 76, of San Antonio, TX, formerly of Macomb, IL, passed away on Wednesday November 29, 2017, in San Antonio. She was born on September 11, 1941 to Jesus and Estella Martinez in Dallas, TX.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 52 years, Michael Thomas Pledge; sisters, Evelyn Farias and Mary Ann Martínez. She is survived by her son, Thomas Pledge; grandson, Justin Pledge (Amanda, PJ., Leandra Arguella), great granddaughter, Autumn Rose Pledge; sister, Norma Martínez Rogers; nieces and nephews, Laura Martínez, Lionel Martínez, Ernest Martínez, Susan Marino, Carol Divers, Sean Rogers, Scott Rogers, Yolanda Farias-Ruiz, Sylvia Godines.
 
Estella retired from Western Illinois University where she was a clinical supervisor and a health education coordinator in the counseling department. She received a Master of Arts in Counseling and was a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She was on the board of the National Board for Certified Counselors. She co-authored the book “Nico & Nana” with her grandson Justin.
 
A Memorial Mass will be held at10:30 AM Tuesday at St. Paul’s Church. Father Adam Stimpson will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Loaves and Fishes or St. Paul School. 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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Veta Marie (Maynard) Harper, 93, of Macomb, formerly of Good Hope

Veta Marie (Maynard) Harper, 93, of Macomb, formerly of Good Hope passed away at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at her residence.
 
Veta was born on July 8, 1924, on a farm near LaClede, Linn County, Missouri to Lloyd M. and Velma M. (Griswold) Manard. She moved with her family in 1930 to the home of her grandparents, Abednego and Electa (Fredrick) Manard where her father was involved in farming with his parents at Camp Point, Adams County, Illinois. She attended Primrose Grade School northwest of Camp Point, Kingman Grade School at Peoria, and graduated 8th grade from Bethel Grade School south of Fandon. She attended Macomb High School, graduating from Woodruff High School at Peoria, and attended Western Illinois University, Macomb.
 
She married Delbert Matthew Harper at the First Baptist Church, Macomb, September 21, 1947. He went to be with our Lord in 1998. They farmed on the Proctor Endowment Farm, 25 years. While farming she drove the tractor in the various farming operations and assisted with harvesting, raised a garden and chickens, did canninig, and sewed for her children. Later they purchased a home in the country west of Good Hope and owned Captain Clean Professional Cleaning Service which specialized in catastrophe cleaning.
 
Surviving are four daughters, Kathryn (Michael) Waters, Leesburg, Florida, Marilyn (Ron) Smith, Macomb, Debra (Eldon) Derry, Industry and Melinda Lea (Dan) Horton, Lomax; eight grandchildren, Chad (Julie) Waters, Jon (Nikki) Harper, Ashley Derry, Justin (Kenzie) Derry, Amanda (Lewis) Mohr, Danielle (Jeremy) Knowles, April (Seth) Berlett and Jessica Horton; two step-granddaughters, Jennifer Derry and Kimberly (Dan) Cleary; and eleven great-grandchildren, Levi and Phoebe Harper, Hailey, Makayla and Xavier James, Isaac, Ethan and Audrey Mohr, Addlyn and Aiden Knowles and Alexa Berlett. Also surviving are a brother, Delbert C. Manard and a nephew, Joe Manard; three sisters-in-law, Faun (Harper) Cramer, Joan (Harper) Lovejoy, and Ruth Harper and many Harper/Manard nieces, nephews and cousins who were all very dear to her.
 
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband; a son, Dwight Matthew Harper; a sister, Katherine LaVerne Manard; two brothers, Robert Griswold Manard and Lloyd Melvin Manard, Jr., a niece Joan Manard; and a sister-in-law, Wanda June Manard.
 
She worked 4 years in the office of Globe American Corporation, Macomb, wrote newspaper articles 14½ years for Blandinsville Star Gazette, and worked as a secretary at First Baptist Church, Macomb, retiring in 2004, a job she thoroughly enjoyed.
 
She is a past member of the McDonough County Single Rural Youth. She is a member of McDonough County Married Rural youth which she and her husband helped organize. She is a past member of the Sciota Home Bureau Extension Unit, and the Sciota Household Science Club of which she served in offices and committees.
 
She is a member of the McDonough County Genealogical Society and served 3 years as its secretary. She is a 72 year member of the Sciota Rebekah Lodge #95, Past Noble Grand, past secretary, Warden, and presently serving as Vice Grand and served on various committees.
 
She enjoyed traveling, writing letters, photography, reading, doing embroidery, square dancing, roller skating and skated on her 80th birthday. She enjoyed working with her Sciota 4-H Club members and as a leader for 36 years, playing 10-point pitch, and other games with friends. She did family genealogy and worked with a cousin, Allan Baumbach on one line. She appreciated all the kind acts and thoughtfulness that her neighbors and friends bestowed on her in her later years.
 
She is a 73 year member of the First Baptist Church, Macomb, taught Sunday School 32 years in children’s department and then served as a substitute teacher 8 years for children and adult classes, past member of Naomi Missionary Circle, served on the Fellowship Committee, and many years on the News Committee. She served 9 years on the Deacon Board, an honor that was opened to the ladies of the Church to serve their Lord in this capacity. The past 20 years she has written encouraging letters twice a month to shut-ins and those who were ill. She worked 10 years with Virgil Kelly in the Church Puppet Ministry. She loved attending Church, being with her family, grandchildren and friends.
 
Serving her Lord Jesus had first place in her life. If you do not have her Lord in your life, she asks you accept Him by faith and meet her in eternity.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 8, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Pastor Claudia McCain officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
 
Memorials may be made to either the First Baptist Church in Macomb or Lafayette Square.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Robert L. Howard, 74, of Macomb

Robert L. Howard, 74, of Macomb passed away peacefully at 11 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
He was born on April 5, 1943 in Hannibal, Missouri to Paul and Oliva McBride Howard. He first married Wanda Clark in Bowling Green, Missouri. He later married Linda Wilson on September 17, 1988 in Macomb. She survives.
 
Also surviving are four children, Pauline Howard of Peoria, Robert Howard, Jr of Peoria, Joseph Howard of Macomb and Timothy (Leslie) Howard of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two step-children, Walter Howard of Peoria and David (Mary) Wilson of Macomb; eleven sisters, Velma Walton of Peoria, Virginia McBride, Donna Reese, Janet Jenkins, Marla Clark, Connie Howard, Bonnie Roelandt and Vera Howard, all of Davenport, Iowa, Bessie Brown and Carla Bass of Rock Island and Lola Howard of Quincy; three brothers, Johnny and Danny Howard of Davenport and Archie Howard of Quincy. He also raised two grandchildren, Joseph (Lauren) Cloud of Martinsburg, West Virginia and Serenidy Howard of Macomb; several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Paul, Jr and James Howard; two step-daughters, Krista Wilson and Karla Wilson McGaughey.
 
He worked at Caterpillar in Mapleton for 42 years before his retirement on December 1, 2004. He also worked for Kitchen Made Pie Company in Peoria. He was a member of UAW 974 in East Peoria. He loved to hunt, go fishing, riding motorcycles and watching television. His compassion and kindness will not be forgotten.
 
He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Macomb.
 
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Macomb with Bishop Matt Thomas officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.
 
Memorials may be made in his memory.
 
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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Doris K. (Little) Setser, 82, of Macomb

Doris K. (Little) Setser, age 82, died suddenly Tuesday, November 28, 2017 as a result of an automobile accident. She was born in Colchester, Il. on March 10, 1935 to Rollie and Essie (Nelson) Little. She was the youngest of five children. After graduating from Macomb High School, taught at St. Paul Catholic School, and then obtained her degree at Western Illinois University. She worked in the WIU Fine Arts Department from which she retired. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Mary Jean Bryan, Laverne Keithley, and niece Julie (Bryan) Shaver. She is survived by her children Tony Setser (Pam), Jane Setser France (Randy), Janet Setser and Jean Setser, father of her children Bill Setser, sister Nita Little Brewer, brother Jack Little (Marilyn), grandchildren Matthew France (Taylar), Mitchell France, Leigh Setser Peterson (Justin), James Setser, Samuel Chandler (Jessica), great-grandchildren Julia and Savannah Chandler, Finley France, Brooks Peterson, Maverick France (on the way), nephews Michael Bryan (Pauline) and their family, Russell Bryan (Debbie) and their family, Alan Keithley (Cynthia), Maurice Keithley (Val) and their family, nieces Gail Little Malik (Jim), Paula Keithley Dumrauf (Bob) and their family, Kay Little Brooks (John) and their family, Diana Little Wozniak (Jim) and their family and very dear cousins. She was an active member at St. Paul Catholic Church in Macomb, IL, whether cooking, tending flower gardens or performing in choir.
 
Visitation will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church in Macomb, IL at 9 a.m., Monday, December 4th and Mass following at 10 a.m. with Father Stimpson officiating. She will be interred at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, IL. Luncheon will be served afterward in the gymnasium at St. Paul Catholic School. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to St. Paul Catholic School.
 
You are invited to leave condolences and sign her guestbook at clugston-tibbitts.com. The family would like to extend our gratitude to the Fulton County, Il Sheriff’s Department, Copperas Creek Fire and Rescue, Fulton County Emergency Medical Association, Timer-Hollis Fire Department, Illinois State Police for their help and several passers-by that devoted time at the scene.
 
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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L. Lorraine Hurst age 93 of Farmington, Illinois, formerly of Plymouth

L. Lorraine Hurst age 93 of Farmington, Illinois, formerly of Plymouth, Illinois, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Courtyard Estates in Farmington.  She was born March 21, 1924, in Macomb, to George and Mary Burton James.  Lorraine was united in marriage to Loren Hurst, on June 30, 1948, in Macomb, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on November 11, 1994.
 
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: Gary (Jeanne) Hurst, Trivoli, Illinois, 2 Grandsons: Christopher (Tracy) Hurst, Mapleton, Illinois, Jeffery (Cheryl) Hurst, Toulon, Illinois, 4 Great Grandchildren: Kaylie, Kelsey, Andrew, Emily, 1 Brother: Benny James, Colchester, and 1 Sister: Georgie (Al) Henderckson, Phoenix, Arizona.
 
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 46 years, 1 Great Grandson: Kyle Hurst, 2 Brothers: Ernest James, Earl James, and 1 Sister: Nancy Richardson.
Lorraine was a member of the Plymouth Baptist Church, she attended and was active in the Colchester First Baptist Church.  She enjoyed to quilt, embroidery, and gardening.  Most of all she was a mom that loved her family.
 
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Dennis Clements.  Burial will follow the services at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.  Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 A.M. to 11;00 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday till time of services.  Memorial is to Alzheimer's Association or Lorgan Trivoli Rescue. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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William E. Keene Jr; 80, of Plymouth

William E. Keene Jr; 80, of Plymouth, IL passed away at 12:01 AM Thursday November 23, 2017 at the Elms Nursing Home. He was born December 31, 1936 in Cutler, IL to William E. and Ruby (Throop) Keene. He married Michelle Gray on February 24, 1996 in Colchester, IL. She survives.
Also surviving, one daughter Page Keene of Plymouth, IL; three sisters, Betty Cooper of Macomb, IL; Nadine Waters of Macomb, IL and Jean Vangetson of Woodhull, IL.
 
William enjoyed working outdoors and spending time with family and friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his beloved dog Bandit.  
 
Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorial contributions can be made to the Elms Nursing Home or to McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 

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Nedra P. Taylor, 96, of Blandinsville

Nedra P. Taylor, 96, of Blandinsville passed away at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
Nedra was born on May 26, 1921 to Fred E. and Estella Melvin Covert and lived her childhood years south of Raritan. She graduated from Media High School in 1939 and married Garold Taylor on May 5, 1945 at the Old Bedford Church. She lived the rest of her life in Blandinsville. Nedra worked part-time for many years assisting her husband at their hardware business and then worked for 20 years at NTN-Bowers in Macomb.
 
Preceding her in death are her husband, Garold in 1990, her beloved youngest child, Dave at age 20 in 1976 and five siblings, brother and sister-in-law, Cecil (Wanda) Covert, sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn (Ivan) Armstrong, brother, Delbert Covert, brother and sister-in-law, Wayne (Mary) Covert and sister, Maxine Games.
 
Surviving are her son, Dan Taylor of Tuscon, Arizona and daughter, Diann (Delbert) Harper of Chesterfield, Missouri; grandsons, Nathan (Tricia) Harper, Casey (Elizabeth) Harper and Derek (Tristin) Harper; two great-granddaughters and three great-step grandsons.
 
Nedra will be remembered for her kind and loving spirit. She was devoted to her family and friends and was always willing to help. She loved children and adored her grandchildren, nieces and nephews and had a special bond with her niece, Debbie Smith, and her great-great-nephew, John Crawford.
 
Funeral services were held Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville with Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.
 
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Blandinsville or Harbor Lights Hospice.
 
The family would like to extend a special thanks and appreciation to the staff at Heartland and Harbor Lights for their loving care for Nedra.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Olive J. "Ollie" Toland, 77, of Industry

Olive J. "Ollie" Toland, 77, of Industry passed away at 6 a.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
 
She was born on March 10, 1940 in Belmont County, Ohio to William Wayne and Sarah Elizabeth Green Young. She married Roger Toland on March 10, 1961 in San Diego, Californa. He survives.
 
Also surviving are two daughters, Cindy (Troy) Shirrell of Macomb and Kim (Dave) Cordle of Galesburg; five grandchildren, Jon Bishop, Justine Daniels, Jacy Daniels, Brittni Shirrell and Chelsi Shirrell and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents, two brothers, Charles Young and Franklin Young and one sister, Alberta Faye Weatherford.
 
Ollie graduated from cosmetology school in Quincy. She worked as a hairdresser out of her home in Industry for 40 years. She also taught cosmetology school for a few years in Macomb.
 
She was a member of the Schuyler County Jail Museum Genealogy Group and played in the Ollie and the Country Timers Band with her husband for 15 years.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, November 27, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Industry Cemetery in Industry.
 
Memorials may be made to the Elms Nursing Home.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Darlyne Smith age 100 of Colchester,

Darlyne Smith age 100 of Colchester, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.  She was born July 9, 1917, in Macomb to Roy and Pearl Martin Nelson.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: Stanley Smith, Reno, Nevada, 3 Daughters: Penny Hunt, Reno, Nevada, Frances Ayers, Macomb, Wilma Welch, Colchester, 11 Grandchildren,13 Great Grandchildren and 7 Great Great Grandchildren.
Darlyne was preceded in death by her parents, 1 Son: Royal Hendrickson, 1 Sister: Carolee Williamson, 1 Brother: Leroy Nelson.
Darlyne may have been born in Macomb at the Phelps Hospital, but the Colchester area was always her home.  Darlyne was baptized and a member of the Colchester First Christian Church.  She and her sister Carolee were ahead of HGTV by buying, fixing up houses, decorating them, then selling them.  Darlyne was the best of the best mom’s from the early age of 10 years old she took care of her bother and sister, to caring in every way to her own children no matter what age they were, to keeping the family reunion going for 65 years.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 24, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary, in Colchester with Rev. Donnie Case.  Burial well take place at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.  Memorial is to the American Heart Association. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Jackie Stephens, age 80, of Leesburg, FL., formally of Macomb, IL

Jackie Stephens, age 80, of Leesburg, FL., formally of Macomb, IL, passed away peacefully in her home on Oct. 21, 2017, after battling a long illness.
Jackie was born to Allen and Lois Wade in Park River, ND.
Mrs. Stephens was preceded in death by her mother and father, her husband, LaVerne Foxall, and stepson, Bill Foxall.
Jackie married Richard Stephens on April 14, 2007 at the Little Church of the West in Las Vegas, NV.
Jackie is survived by her children, Scott Foxall, Vicki Cannon; her husband, Richard; two step daughters, Debbie Nordstrom, Shelly Dykes; four stepsons, Danny, Larry, Kenny, and Bobby Foxall.
Jackie was the proprietor of the East and West Student Prince and Princess Shoppe for several years. She was happy to be working at being retired in Florida with her family.
Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Pastor Jim Eddy will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens at a later date.  There will be no visitation. Memorial Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com
 

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Angela Kay Green, 53, of Macomb

Angela Kay Green, 53, of Macomb, passed away at 8:44 AM Sunday Nov. 19, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois.
She was born March 10, 1964 in Macomb, Illinois to Donald and Kathy Fowler Garlick; she married Edward A. Green on Oct. 19, 1991. He survives.
Also surviving are her parents Don and Kathy Garlick of Macomb; sons Tyler Alan Green, Timothy Michael Green both of Macomb; brothers Mike (Casey) Garlick of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Matt (Pam) Garlick of Macomb, Illinois; sister-in-laws, Beth Green, Jo Payne both of Macomb, Janet Rind of Aledo; several nieces and nephews and a special niece Cassady Garlick whom Angie loved and cared for as a daughter.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; Mike and Chloe Fowler, Archie and Roselea Garlick and her aunts, Jenette Milby and Janice Fowler.
She worked for Bridgeway for 17 years and Mosaic for 4 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Macomb, where she also served on the Church Board.
Memorial Services will be 11 AM Wednesday Nov. 22, 2017 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be Tuesday Nov. 21, from 5-7 PM. Rev. Claudia McCain will officiate. Cremation has been accorded. Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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John W. "Bill" Winston, 79, Monmouth

Name:  John W. “Bill”  Winston    Age: 79

Address:   Monmouth, IL, formerly of Beardstown and Rushville, IL

Date of Death: Wednesday, November 15, 2017   Time:   11:55 am      

Place:  Roseville Rehab and Health Care in Roseville, IL

Date of Birth: December 16, 1937   Place: Schuyler County, IL

Parents:  Edward and Dorothy (Workman) Winston

Married: Sondra Bollinger on November 17, 1956 and Astoria, IL. She survives.

Survivors: Wife- Sondra Winston of Monmouth, IL
  Son- John (and Carol) Winston of Monmouth, IL
  Daughter- Jennifer Winston of Monmouth, IL
  3 Grandsons: Daniel, Derek and Joshua Winston 
Sister- Beverly Burgard of Rushville, IL     Brother- Jack (and Betty) Winston of Rushville, IL
 
Preceded by:   Brother-Junior Winston

Occupation:  bookkeeper and tax preparer for over 44 years in Beardstown, IL.  He also farmed in Schuyler County for 20 years.

Military:         U.S. Army from 1958 to 1962, serving in the 71st Artillery Division, rank of (SP5) 

Memberships:   He was a member of the Schuyler County Farm Bureau. He was treasurer of several drainage districts in Schuyler and Cass Counties. He also served on the Schuyler County School Board and coached baseball for the Browning Sprigs minor league and Little League teams in Rushville. He loved collecting toy tractors and airplanes and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.   He started teaching his grandsons early about the “Golden Rule”.  Bill and Sondra were longtime Rushville and Beardstown residents, eventually moving to Monmouth in 2015. Bill had a collection of military uniforms and hats in his office in Beardstown until his retirement in 2013. He treasured each and every one of his clients.  

Services:      2 pm on Sunday, November 18, 2017  

Place:    Shawgo Memorial Home

Officiating:  Beardstown VFW Post #1239 with full military rites accorded.

Visitation:    Friends may call 1 hour prior to service on Sunday

Interment:     cremation rites will be accorded following the service.

Memorials:    OSF Hospice or VFW Post #1239 in Beardstown, IL

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

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Harry Lee Baker, age 71, of Bushnell, Illinois

Harry Lee Baker, age 71, of Bushnell, Illinois and formerly of Macomb, passed away at 4:26 P.M. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at his home in Bushnell.

He was born on December 27, 1945 in Macomb, Illinois the son of Thomas and Marjorie Reed Baker.

Harry is survived by two sons, Tom (Mindy Wyatt) Baker of Macomb, and Jason (Becca) Baker of Macomb, 12 grandchildren, and one sister, Sue Upp of Fort Myers, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Ronald Baker.

Harry had lived most of his life in the Macomb area, and had lived the last nine years in Bushnell. He was a Vietnam veteran serving in the Navy from 1965 until 1969. He had worked for Wayland Ready Mix in Macomb for the last 17 years before his retirement. Harry was a lifelong member of the Macomb Legion and the Macomb VFW.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts. Dustin Lambert will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb, where full military rights will be conducted by the Macomb American Legion and the Macomb VFW. Memorials may be made to the Honor Flight Program.

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

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Russell (Jake) Phillips age 72 of Tennessee, Illinois

Russell (Jake) Phillips age 72 of Tennessee, Illinois, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017, at his home in Tennessee, with his family at his side.  He was born May 26, 1945, in Middle Creek, Illinois to Waldo and Delphine Burrows Phillips.  Jake was united in marriage to the love of his life, Ruth Clauson, in Colchester on Mary 29, 1965.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his wife of 52 years Ruth of Tennessee, 2 Daughters: Becky (Walt) Dorethy, Colchester, Melissa Griswold (Shawn) Irvine, Quincy, 6 Grandchildren: Kristy (Clint) Wisslead, Kayla Dorethy, Karmyn (Ben) Kipling, Jenna Griswold (A.J.) Whitrock, Heather Griswold (Nicolas Andrade), Sydni Griswold, 3 Great Grandchildren: Jake Wisslead, Violet Wisslead and Karsyn Dorethy.  Jake also has many surviving nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly.
Jake was a humble, kind and hard-working man who loved spending time with his family.  He was full of joy and spent every moment he could playing with his granddaughters and great-grandchildren.  They were truly his pride and joy.  At every phase of life, he was an inspiration to those lucky enough to know him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Brother: Robert Phillips, 3 Sisters: Helen Sanderson, Rose Hopson and Norma Doyle.
Jake retired from his janitorial business, Commercial Clean in 2014.  Previously, Jake had worked at McDonough District Hospital, Tennessee Sand and Gravel and McGraw Edison in Macomb.  He was a member of the Gold Wing Association, formerly served on the Tennessee Village Board and the Colchester Fire Department and Colchester Rural Fire Department.  Jake was baptized as a child at the Burnside Christian Church.  He attended the Crossing Church in Macomb.
Celebration of Life service will be 11:00 A.M. Monday November 20, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.  Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday.  Memorials can be made to “Papa’s Park.”  Funds will be used to renovate Jake’s favorite park.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
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Lloyd Leroy Nelson age 81, of Colchester

Lloyd Leroy Nelson age 81, of Colchester, Illinois passed away Sunday, November 12th in Gillespie Illinois.  He was born June 21, 1936 in McDonough County, at Colchester, Illinois to Beatrice Love (Vawter) Nelson and Carl Howard Nelson.  His Spouse was Zelma Ann Hall (Malin) marriage since September 29, 1964.  Surviving to mourn his passing are his spouse Zelma and his children consisting of son, Russell Eugene Malin(Cyndi) from Davenport Iowa, daughter Lu Ann(Malin)Cook(Randy) of Bettendorf, Iowa, son Ronnie Carl Nelson(Susan) who resides in Martinez, California, daughter Brenda Elaine (Nelson)Day(Lonnie) of Denver, Illinois, son Rev. Nathan Lee Nelson(Peggy) of Gillespie Illinois.  Lloyd had 25 Grandchildren and many Great-Grandchildren as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Lloyd’s surviving siblings include Linda Rice(John), Izella Switzer, Rosalie Kennedy, Louisa Stallings, Beatrice Ann Adams, Floyd Nelson (Hellen) and Betty Jean Nelson wife of Leonard Nelson.  Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Beatrice Love (Vawter) Nelson and Carl Howard Nelson. Lloyd is also preceded in death by his brothers Gary Nelson, Leonard Nelson, and Carl Tom Nelson, and sisters Ardella Ritchey, and Alabama Shallenberger.   Lloyd lived in Colchester for 56 years, 22 years in rural Blandinsville, and 3 years in Macomb Illinois.   He attended Macomb Assembly of God Church has a child, Colchester Christian Church and Aldersgate Free Methodist Church as an adult with family, and listened to Gillespie Assembly of God online later in life where he rededicated his life to the Lord.   He was a military veteran who served in the Army as a SPC E-4 as a truck driver and he was honorably discharged.  He served in the local labor union #231 for 50 years until he retired.   He was employed by William and Steve Housewright and Galesburg construction.  He helped construct the WIU Brody Hall, and the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb Illinois.  Lloyd loved to fish, hunt, work on his Ford/Mercury cars, do his carvings, work in his garden, and his animals.   He loved life and nature.  His dream was to be self-sufficient and live off nature on what God has given.  He worked and provided for his whole family including his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 17, at Jones Mortuary in Colchester Illinois, with Nathan Nelson officiating.  Burial and military services by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion will follow at the Mt. Auburn cemetery in Colchester Illinois.  Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Friday at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home from 11:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Thursday.  Memorials can be made out for Cardinal Glennon Children’s hospital in St. Louis, Missouri or Friends of Argyle Lake State Park.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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James Paul Rebman, 84, of Rushville, IL

James Paul Rebman, 84, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 12:35 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.  He was born February 23, 1933 in Rushville Twp., Schuyler Co.,  IL.  He was the son of the late Herbert and Bertha Phillips Rebman.  He married Rose Marie Greer May 1, 1955 at the First Presbyterian Church in Rushville.  She survives along with two daughters, Angie Langner & spouse Jeff and Becky Jones & spouse Robert all of Rushville; a son, Jon Paul Rebman & spouse Mike Rood of San Diego, CA; three grandchildren, Jennifer Jones Bozarth & husband John of Chatham, IL, Samantha Rebman-Rood and Jacob Rebman Rood both of San Diego, CA;  two great grandchildren, Audrey Rose Bozarth and Anderson James Bozarth both of Chatham, IL; a sister Norma Downs of Ames, IL; a brother, Stanley Rebman & wife Teresa of Rushville, two nieces, two nephews , several grandnieces and grandnephews.  He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Kenneth Lee Rebman.   Jim was educated in Schuyler County, country schools at Pokeberry and Flatiron, graduating from Rushville High School in 1951.  He first worked as a farm hand and grocery clerk.  After being drafted into the U.S. Army in 1953-1955 and serving 18 months in Korea, Corporal Rebman was trained and worked as a mobile code dispatcher.  After discharge, he worked selling car parts at Rushville Auto Parts & farm implements at Gibb & Cal’s.  In 1974, Jim began his political career as Rushville Township Clerk and was later elected seven times (27 years) as Schuyler County Clerk until his retirement in 2001.  In addition, he served as a volunteer fireman for 15 years and was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, serving on church boards and various organizations.   He was active in the Schuyler County Jail Museum, the Smiles Day Committee and various other local community events and projects.  Throughout his life, Jim enjoyed playing golf, volleyball, bowling, tennis and followed school and community sporting events.  He was a member of Rushville Lodge #9, AF & AM, Lusk Chapter #20 Royal Arch Masons, Rushville Council#88 of Cryptic Masons, Rushville Commandery #56, Schuyler American Legion Post #4, Guthrie Pierce Post #1239 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Beardstown. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with military honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and a U.S. Army Honors Detail.    Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Masonic Rites to follow. Memorials may be given to Schuyler Humane Society or Rushville Fire Department.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com
 

 

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Ruby Ilene Sipes, 93 of Macomb

Ruby Ilene Sipes, 93, of Macomb passed away at 4:10 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born on April 12, 1924 in Oakland Township, Schuyler County to Henry and Hazel Carroll Lenover. She married Russell Sipes on April 9, 1942 in Palmyra, Missouri. He passed away on May 24, 1988.

Also preceding her in death are her parents; one daughter, Carol Diana Danner; grandson, Jimme Sipes; two granddaughters, Tracy Steiner and Kathy Rogers; three brothers, Junior, Gene and Donnie Lenover; three sisters, Erma Newenham, Anita Shawgo and Rose Monaco and a son-in-law, Gerald Palm.

Ruby is survived by her children, Jimmie Curtis (Diane) Sipes of Macomb, Judy Kay (Stu) Steiner of Minier, Connie Sue (Gene) Sikes of Warsaw, Patricia Ilene Palm of Table Grove, Vickie Jo (Jerry) Markley of Table Grove and Brenda Lee (Jim) Friday of Adair; a son-in-law, Brian Danner of Table Grove; 24 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 48 great-great-grandchildren; one sister Sarah Margaret Greenstreet and one brother, Ben Lenover.

Ruby lived in the Table Grove area for many years before moving to Macomb in 1990.

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb with Reverend John Simmons officiating. Visitation will be held from 12 noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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

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Debra J. Davis, 56, of Macomb, Illinois

Debra J. Davis, 56, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 12:38 PM Wednesday at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, IL.
She was born January 29, 1961 in Macomb, Illinois to Ronald and Linda Kemp Magnuson; she married Alan Davis on Oct. 9, 1982. He survives.
Also surviving is her Mother, Linda Magnuson of Good Hope, Illinois, her children, Ashley (Kurtis) Mason of Colchester, Illinois, Dustin Davis of Macomb, Illinois; grandchildren Oliver and Tobias Mason; brothers, Donald (Deborah) Magnuson of Ashburn, Virginia and John (Marielvys) Magnuson of Clarksville, Tennessee.
She was preceded in death by her father.
She worked for Butternut Bread in Macomb for 33 years. She was a member of the Macomb Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed working outdoors and in the yard.
Memorial Services will be at 11 AM Saturday Nov. 11, 2017 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Rev. Carl Redding will officiate. Cremation has been accorded. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Debra Davis Family. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsorthfh.com
 

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Jack L. Danner, 84, Astoria IL

Name:   Jack L. Danner                         Age: 84   

Address:     Astoria, IL

Date of Death: Thursday, November 9, 2017   Time: 3:55 am       

Place:  Havana Health Care Center, Havana, IL

Date of Birth:    May 26, 1933  Place: Minonk, IL

Parents: Galyn and Christene (Bucher) Danner

Married: Linda Hamblin on February 6, 1953 in Astoria, IL.  She survives.

Survivors: Wife-Linda Danner of Astoria, IL
  Daughter- Debra Bailey of Havana, IL
  Daughter-Anita (and Steve) Burget of Havana, IL
  Daughter-Patty Kolves of Astoria, IL
  3 grandchildren:  JR Bailey, Gabrielle Palmer, and Zachary Kolves
  1 Great-Granddaughter-Lily Bailey
  Sister-Sandra Howell of Astoria, IL

Preceded by:    parents and one daughter, Vickie Spires.

Occupation:  Heavy Equipment Operator for Operating Engineers Local #409 of Peoria, IL

Military:         Army veteran serving from 1953-1955 in the 964th Engineer’s Co. with a rank of Corporal.

Memberships:   Operating Engineer’s Local #409 of Peoria, Astoria American Legion Post #25 where he was Past Commander and the Lewistown VFW Post #5001.  Jack raised German Shepherds for over 40 years.  He enjoyed drawing.

Services:   7 p.m. on Monday, November 13th, 2017

Place:    Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL

Officiating:  Pastor Gary Sheets

Visitation:      5-7 prior to the service on Monday.

Interment:     Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials:          Astoria American Legion Post #25.

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

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Patricia E. Ward, 80, of Macomb, IL

Patricia E. Ward, 80, of Macomb, IL passed away at 4:45 AM Friday, November 10, 2017 at her residence.
She was born August 7, 1937 in Macomb, IL to H. Elvyn and Marie (Nell) Rigg. She married George M. Ward on April 10, 1960 in Macomb, IL; he preceded her in death on December 15, 2005.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Doris Hutchins.
Patricia is survived by two sons; Scott (Marilyn) Ward of Buckeye, AZ, Roger (Lisa) Ward of Macomb, IL; one daughter, Ann (Todd) Lester of Macomb, IL; four grandchildren, Jacob (Victoria) Ward; Mercedes (Chris) Norton; Alyssa and Nicole Lester; and one great-grandson, Finnian Ward.
Patricia received her Bachelors of Science in Education 1959 and Master of Science in Education from in 1980 both from Western Illinois University. While at Western, she was proud to be president of the Delta Zeta Sorority and was instrumental in the planning & building of the current Delta Zeta chapter house.  She retired from Macomb Senior High School in 1994 as an English teacher after many years teaching 6th grade at Logan Elementary. 
Her number one hobby and love were her grandchildren.  She was a proud supporter of all her grandchildren as a member of the MHS Bomber Boosters, Band Boosters, and Zionsville Royalaires.  She could be found at all her granddaughters basketball and volleyball games, band and choir concerts and was known as Nano to all.  She was very active member of the First Christian Church in Macomb and Itoko Maeda women’s group.  She also enjoyed her years as a Cub Scout leader and was very active with her sons Boy Scout troop.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery with Pastor Wally Holt’s officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Wesley at Home Program or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com
 

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Kerry Jo Simpson, 56, of Rushville

Kerry Jo Simpson, 56, of Rushville, passed away Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on January 15, 1961 to Rodney E. and Donna M. (Robinson) Belville in Rushville. 

 

Survivors are: Son- Clint (and Dawn) Belville of Browning, IL, Daughter- Jessica (and Jason) Chandler of Ft. Wayne, IN, Daughter- Natasha (and Ben) Ogden of Havana, IL, 14 grandchildren, Father- Rodney (and Mary Lou) Belville of Springfield, IL and Brother- David (and Cathy) Belville of Astoria, IL. She was preceded in death by her mother Donna Belville. 
 
Kerry Jo worked as a homemaker. She loved music and was a big part of the music community, especially at The Barn in Lewistown, IL, the River City Opry in Havana, IL, and her brother’s band, Galena Road. She developed her own card business, Kerry's Cards and Crafts. Kerry was an amazing mother and friend.
 
Services will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the funeral home in Astoria. Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Astoria, IL.
 
Memorials can be made to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.shawgomemorialhome.org.
 
 

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Theresa Jane Wenger, 55, of Springfield, formerly of Rushville

Theresa Jane Wenger, 55, of Springfield, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the Mary Bryant Home in Springfield.
 
She was born on September 6, 1962, in Rushville, the daughter of Clifford Dawson and Helen Jane (Gregory) Wenger.
 
Surviving are one brother Ronald Eugene Wenger and wife Mary of Springfield, three nephews Bryan Douglas Wenger and wife Rhea, Jonathan Kyle Wenger and Trey Brokaw, great niece Sarah Baylee Wenger, great nephew Kyle Sebastian Wenger and several aunts, uncles and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Thomas Dawson Wenger and Robert Allen Wenger.
 
Theresa was a 1980 graduate of Rushville High School.  She worked as a nurse’s aide at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville for many years.  She was a member of the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, south of Rushville.  She enjoyed collecting porcelain dolls, coloring pictures, arts and crafts and collecting t-shirts from her family’s travels.  
 
Services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, November 10, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Ken Runkle officiating.  Interment will follow in the Palm Cemetery, west of Rushville.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to services time.  Memorials are suggested to the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church or the Mary Bryant Home.  You are invited to share your memories of Theresa and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.
 

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Ica Marie Lung, 46, of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Canton and Rushville

Ica Marie Lung, 46, of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Canton and Rushville, passed away at 10:15 PM, Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
 
She was born on April 5, 1971, in Canton, the daughter of Albert Danny and Judy Ann (Brush) Lung.
 
Ica was a 1989 graduate of Canton High School.  She worked in the maintenance department of the Children’s Home School in Peoria and also as a department manager at Rural King in Ocala, Florida.  
 
Her all-time favorite things to do were traveling around the country, going on The Spoon River Drive, and riding motorcycles, especially Harley Davidsons.  She enjoyed fall and Halloween and was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings Football team.  Spending time with her grandkids was a special time for her.
 
Surviving are her daughter Shaylee Boyd and companion Kody Burgett of Beardstown, two grandchildren Hunter Lee Gossage and Kamdyn Marie Boyd, her father Albert D. Lung of Canton, her mother Judy Ann Walker of Havana, brothers Bobby Lung and wife Sarah of Ursa, Kevin Brush of Camden, Mark Cowden of Rushville, and sister Kimmy Passmore of Carthage and Jolene Cowden of Canton, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was preceded in death by one brother Brian Brush and one Sister Carla Cowden.
 
Services will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in the Beardstown City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Monday, November 6, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the Ica Lung Memorial Fund.  You are invited to share your memories of Ica, share your memories and view her memorial video at www.woodfh/net.
 

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Sondra Colleen Metcalf Porter, 75, of Blandinsville

Sondra Colleen Metcalf Porter, 75, of Blandinsville passed away at 2:22 a.m. Friday, November 3, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
 
She was born on April 10, 1942 in Macomb to Lindsay, Jr and Marjorie Bouquet Metcalf. She married Max Erwin Hardisty in 1961. They later divorced. She then married Donald Porter. He survives.
 
She is survived by her sons, Scott (Vickie) Hardisty of Carthage and David Hardisty of Bloomington; six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and brothers, Dave (Linda) Metcalf of Blandinsville, Dennis Metcalf of Sciota and Dane (Jackie) Metcalf of Blandinsville.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
Sondra lived in Blandinsville all of her life. She worked at Collection Professionals in Macomb for 25 years and at the bank in Blandinsville for a few years.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 6, 2017 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville with Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services.
 
Memorials may be made to the Sondra Porter Memorial Fund.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Margaret A. "Butch" Selph, 79, of Table Grove

Margaret A. "Butch" Selph, 79, of Table Grove, passed away Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 1:42 p.m. at the McDonough District Hospital ER. She was born February 25, 1938 in Brownsville, TN to Martin and Mary (Loyd) Negley. 

 

She married Dale Selph on June 1, 1956 in Abingdon, IL. He survives. Also surviving are Son-Danny Selph of Table Grove, IL, Granddaughter-Haily (and Jed) Rhoades of Canton, IL, Granddaughter-Karly (and Charlie) Hite of Vermont, IL, Grandson-Brandon (and Rachel) Selph of Columbus, OH, Granddaughter-Katlyn(and Bryce) Heller of Astoria, IL, Granddaughter-Jordon Selph of Table Grove, IL

8 great-grandchildren, Sister-Marelyn Kinnamon of Peoria, IL, Sister-Marjorie Cox of Macomb, IL and Brother-Dick (and Mary) Clemens of Phoenix, AZ
 
She was preceeded in death by her parents, along with Daughter-Susan Vaughn, Step-dad George Clemens, Great-Granddaughter Amelia Ford, and Sister-Martha Burns. 
 
Butch worked in the restaurant in Table Grove. She then worked at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb as a Dietary Aide for 37 years. Butch loved to shop. She enjoyed nature, especially animals, plants, and flowers.  She had a keen interest in British history, especially anything dealing with Princess Diana or Queen Elizabeth. She loved her family deeply.
 
Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. prior to the service. Cremation rites will be accorded following visitation with interment in the Harris Cemetery in Table Grove at a later date.
 
Memorials can be made to the Table Grove Fire and Rescue Squad. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.shawgomemorialhome.org
 
 
 
 

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Alexis Miller, 15, of Bowen

Alexis Marie Miller age 15 of Bowen, Illinois passed away at her home in Bowen on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.  She was born November 1, 2001, in Carthage, Illinois, to Christina Melvin and Daniel Miller.
 
Surviving to mourn her passing are her Mothers and Fathers: Joshua and Chrissy Lock of Bowen,  Dan Sr. and Amanda Miller, Ft. Madison, Iowa, 3 Brothers: Daniel Miller Jr., Bowen, Ashton Miller, Bowen, Aedan Miller, Ft. Madison, 3 Sisters: Chana Preader, Ft. Madison, Gaylynn Huling, Ft. Madison, 1 little sister on the way Arianna Marie Lock, Maternal Grandparents: Terry and Teresa Melvin, Plymouth, Paternal Grandparents: Sherry Shepherd, Colchester, Robert and Tina Miller Drexel, Missouri, Maternal Great Grandparents: Dean and Beverly Melvin, Florida, Bonnie and Ernest Chapin, LaHarpe, Illinois, Paternal Great Grandmother: Florine Miller, 3 Uncles, 3 Aunts, Several Cousins, and Izzy, Alexis' very special cat.
 
Alexis was preceded in death by her Great Grandparents: Robert and Maxine Mowen, John and Edna Mae Shepherd, and Kenneth Miller.
 
Alexis is a student at Southeastern High School in Augusta, Illinois.  She loved to paint, draw, play mind craft, reading, anything that was artistic that she could use her hands and mind to create.  She would spend hours sitting with her pets.  She also enjoyed spending time in Quincy sitting and watching the Mississippi River.  She was an outside girl spending as much time in nature as she could.  She also had her special friends that she loved to just hang out with. The Greatest love of all to her was her family.  She would leave little notes for them all over the house and in there pockets, she was always the one that would comfort everyone when they were down or hurt, Alexis was true to who she was.  She excepted her Lord and Savior on July 15, 2009.
 
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 31, 2017, at the Colchester First Baptist Church with Rev. Dennis Clements.  Burial will follow the services at Bowen Cemetery in Bowen, Illinois.  Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday, October 30, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Monday.  Memorial is to the Memory of Alexis.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com 
 

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Marianne E. Matheny, 73, Astoria, IL

Name:   Marianne E. Matheny                        Age: 73

Address:   Astoria, IL

Date of Death: Sunday, October 22, 2017  Time: 3:57 p.m      

Place:  OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, IL

Date of Birth:    April 30, 1944  Place:    Rockford, IL

Parents:  Ralph and Evalyn (Roland) Pratt

Married: Ralph Matheny on June 14, 1980 in Astoria, IL.  He survives.

Survivors: Husband-Ralph Matheny of Astoria, IL
  Daughter-Diana (and Leon Lee) Ludtke of Grant, NE
  Son-David (and Christel) Matheny and daughter of Bradfordton, IL
  Daughter-Erica (and Andy) Kassel of Columbia, MO
  Daughter-Kim (and Chad) Bent of Astoria, IL
  10 grandchildren:  Jessica Vance, Michael Vance, Laura Kassel,
    John Kassel, Andrew Bent, Charlie Bent, Zain Pemberton,
    Thomas Wiggins, and Cooper Bent.
  Brother-Art (and Tammy) Pratt of Byron, IL
  Several nieces and nephews

Preceded by:  parents, brother Ralph A. Pratt, Jr.

Occupation:  Insurance broker for France Insurance Agency in Astoria, IL

Military:         No

Memberships:   Ipava Order of the Eastern Star #226 where she was a past Worthy Matron and Lecturer.

Services:   8:00 pm Friday, October 27, 2017

Place:    Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, IL

Officiating:  Pastor Gary Sheets and the Ipava Order of the Eastern Star #226

Visitation:    6:00-8:00 pm Friday, October 27th at Shawgo Memorial Home

Interment:     Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials:   Ipava Order of the Eastern Star #226

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

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R. Walker Robb Jr., 88 of Bloomington formerly of Macomb

R. Walker Robb, Jr. of Bloomington, formerly of Macomb, passed away at 2:40 p.m. Friday, October 20, 2017 at Advocate Bro-Menn Medical Center in Normal.

Walker was born on December 1, 1929 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of Elmina and Robert Walker Robb. He left Pittsburgh after finishing high school and hitchhiked his way to the Midwest, finding himself in Monmouth, IL, where he matriculated at Monmouth College and from which he graduated in 1951. Despite placing roots in west-central Illinois, he remained devoted to the Steelers and Pirates until his dying day, notwithstanding all the Cubs, Cardinals and Bears fan who surrounded him in Macomb and Bloomington.

He met and wooed Macomb, IL native Mary Ellen Herndon, cementing their union with a wedding on June 20, 1954. When she passed away in 2010, they had celebrated 55 years together, creating a family of three children, Elizabeth Robb (Alan) Sender of Normal, Cynthia (Rick) Samples, Winona, MN, and David (Karen Robb) of Plano, TX, and seven grandchildren, Tyler (Erin Rein) and Hailey Samples, Jessica and Molly Sender and Elijah, Jacob and Seth Robb, who all survive him.

Walker was a proud member of Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at Monmouth College and served two years as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He was a committed and active community supporter of Macomb and McDonough County, IL, co-chairing the Red Cross Fund Drive, serving on the Macomb City Library board, the United Fund board, the Macomb Salvation Army Advisory Board, the Macomb Jaycees and the Boy Scouts of America. In his later years, unable to walk, his power chair displayed a banner reflecting the 18 gallons of blood he had donated over the years.

He was particularly devoted to all things Kiwanis and served that organization for some five decades, concluding with his membership in the Bloomington Golden K Club. For more than 50 years, he was a member in good standing of the Free and Accepted Masons lodge in Bethel Park, PA.

Walker Robb never met a stranger or forgot a name. He made it his mission to learn about the families and lives of anyone who made his acquaintance.

He greatly enjoyed his last years at Westminster Village in Bloomington, where he made many good friends. And his time there was made more special thanks to his ever present caregiver Mary Carter, who Walker’s family can never thank enough for her care, devotion and willingness to put up with his eccentricities.

Cremation rites were accorded. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date in Macomb. Donations in Walker’s memory may be made to the Westminster Village Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Leave condolences and remembrances or sign the guest book at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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

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Jeron Eugene Thomson, 34, of Macomb

Jeron Eugene Thomson, 34, of Macomb passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago.
 
He was born on May 27, 1983 in Peoria, Illinois to Jerry Eugene and Sharon Mayall Thomson.
 
He is survived by his father, Jerry Thomson of Macomb; his ex-wife and friend, Sarah Looman of Macomb; girlfriend, Hilary Strohschein of Chicago; many good friends, relatives and his beloved dog, Cooper.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon.
 
He worked as an audio engineer and video editor for several years before owning and operating the Easy Creole restaurant in Berkley, California.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. There will be no visitation. There will be a luncheon to follow at the Macomb American Legion. Private burial of ashes will be held at the Ipava Cemetery.
 
Memorials may be made to the Jeron Thomson Memorial Fund.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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