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Roderick Dean Beck, 69, of Macomb

Roderick Dean Beck,69, of Macomb, passed away at 8:54 A.M. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at his home. He was born on May 15, 1947 in Macomb, Illinois the son of Dean and Dorothy Sherman Beck. He married Delores Easley on February 17, 1968 in Industry, Illinois.
 
He is survived by his wife Delores, two daughters Barbara (Scott) Coker of Macomb, and Stephanie (Todd) Moon of Macomb, five grandchildren Jacob Moon, Hannah Moon, Sydney Coker, Hayley Coker, and Macy Coker, two brothers Lindell (Joy) Beck of Colchester, and Kent (Sandy) Beck of Bloomington, several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Rod graduated from Industry High School and went to work at the porcelain plant in Macomb, he then served in the Army in Vietnam from 1966 until 1969. Following his tour of duty in Vietnam he farmed with his family in Vermont and Eldorado Township and later south of Colchester. He then served as the Eldorado Township Road Commissioner for several years, he then became the Director of Township Officials of Illinois Risk Management Association, he retired in July of 2015. Rod was also an Industry School board member and Industry Assembly of God Church board member. He was a former state officer for the Illinois Young Farmers Association and he was proud to be an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Rod was an extraordinary, hard-working, dutiful and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Monday, May 1, 2017 at the Industry Assembly of God Church. Rev. Jon Keck will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Full military rights will be conducted at the graveside by the Macomb American Legion and the Macomb VFW. Family will meet with friends on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at the Clugston – Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Memorials may be made to the Industry Assembly of God Church. You may sign the guest book and leave online condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Ann Marie Powell, 85, of Macomb

Ann Marie Powell, 85, of Macomb, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois.  She was born March 7, 1932 in Colchester, to Sam and Mae Hotten McGrann.  Ann was united in marriage to Lindy R. Powell in Macomb on December 30, 1950, he preceded her in death on April 24, 2014.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, 1 Son: Lindy Rex Jr. Powell and 1 Brother: Paul McGrann.
 
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: David Marshall and Julie Powell, Macomb, 2 Daughters: Rose Marie Powell, Bloomington, Illinois, Natalie Jane and Tom Derry, Mountain View, California, 6 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Sister: Rachel Louderman, Colchester.
 
Ann was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, Colchester Area Gathering Place Back Pack Program.  She Graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in Science and Special Education in 1974.  Ann had been a special education teacher in both the Dallas City and Northwestern School Districts.  Owner and Broker of Ideal Realty in Macomb, Co Owner of Lindys Drive Inn, Macomb and Co Owner of Macomb Skateland.
 
Private Graveside services will be held at Bethel Cemetery with Pastor Jim Richardson.  Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester after 9:00 A.M. Sunday.   Memorials are to Colchester Area Gathering Place Back Pack Program, P.O. Box 69, Colchester, Illinois, 62326.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Nicole Elizabeth Hunter, 23, of Macomb

Nicole Elizabeth Hunter
 
May 24, 1993 – April 24, 2017
 
”Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” Colossians 3:23.
 
Nicole’s life was a fulfillment of those words. Her life began in Lafayette, Indiana, on May 24, 1993. she was soon exploring many avenues in her life. A product of Macomb schools, Nicole enjoyed  music  and science, graduating in 2011.  She completed her education Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor in Recreation and Park Administration from Eastern Kentucky University, where she was very active in the university’s Campus Crusade for Christ and as a residence counselor.
 
Nicole always had a deep seated love for the outdoors and being psychically active. As a young girl, Nicole first attended the church camp CILCA with her father and became passionate about camp, spending every summer at the camp. She took that passion and focused it early on in high school, becoming a counselor at CILCA the first summer she was eligible.
 
Having pursued a career in parks and recreation, Nicole’s spark shined through the kids and parents she worked for. With large portions of her later life dedicated to being a teacher and counselor to thousands of young individuals at organizations like WinShape Camps for Communities, Camp Kenthaten and Bricks 4 Kidz, Nicole’s message for enjoyment and positivity fell on the hearts of many. Her campers (whether children sent by their parents, underprivileged youth who worked hard to be selected to attend camp, or special needs adults) sought her out for direction, affection, and compassion.
 
Outside is where Nicole was most happy. Whether she was on a bike or shooting arrows, you could always find her in her comfort zone. You could tell from an early age that this was a person who loved to move. From playing little league softball, running with her siblings around the block, or hiking the Idaho Mountains, the outdoor life was always in her eyes.
 
Outside of the outside, Nicole was an intellectual and hobbyist. One of her proudest achievements was being invited to go to Intel’s Annual International Science Show with a science presentation on her work with power efficiency in cars. She showed her creativity through a breath of outlets, from guitar to craft arts to Legos, and filled her free time with strumming complex melodies and building intricate creations.
 
In 2015 Nicole learned she had neuroendocrine cancer primary to the ovary and returned home to recover. While fighting the disease she served as a substitute teacher for the Macomb School District, rode her bike and practiced archery.  Nicole’s fighting spirit stayed with her to the very end.  She was here a short time, but lived a full and memorable life.  She will be missed by the many she touched.
 
She has left her parents, G. David and Debra Hunter, sisters Jessica (Nick) Bohrhunter and Amanda Hunter, brother Oliver Hunter and nephew and godson Theodore Bohrhunter. Those greeting her in Heaven are her aunt, Heidi Schoedel, grandparents Betty and Garland Hunter Sr. and uncle Garland Hunter Jr.
 
Nicole valued experience over material things. In keeping with her sensitivities and her dream of becoming a camp director, the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her honor to Camp CILCA (where her camp passion began) www.cilca.org and Camp Mak-a-Dream (a camp for young adults with cancer and Nicole’s last camp experience ) www.campdream.org  Memorial Service will be held at 3:30 PM Monday May 1, 2017 at the Immanuel Lutheran Student Center 303 N. Clay St. Macomb, IL. Rev. Michael Burdick will officiate. Burial of ashes will be at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.

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James Lynn Chance, 71, of Quincy, formerly of Blandinsville

James Lynn Chance, 71, of Quincy, formerly of Blandinsville, passed away, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He was born August 29, 1945 in Macomb to Carl and Veola McCullum Chance.  
 
Surviving to mourn his passing are 2 Nieces: Debra DeCounter, Melanie Ball, 2 Nephews: Greg Chance, Mike Ball, 1 Sister In Law: Sara Chance, and several Great Nieces and Nephews.
Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Brother: Ronald Chance, 1 Sister: Karlean Ball, 1 Sister In Law: Janice Chance, and 1 Brother In Law: Jack Ball.
 
Lynn served his country in the United States Air Force for 1966 to 1970, he was stationed in Thailand for a period of time.  He was a member of the Farm Bureau, the Blandinsville American Legion.  He loved the time he spent with his friends playing cards and having a good time.  He also farmed with his Dad.
 
Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Military rites at the grave by the Macomb American Legion and the Macomb V.F.W..  
 
Friends may view and sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester,  from 1:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M. Wednesday and from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Thursday.  Memorial is to the Blandinsville Veterans Memorial. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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James M. Beadles, 66, of Macomb

James M. Beadles, 66, of Macomb, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, at O.S.F. Hospital in Peoria, Illinois.  He was born May 10, 1950, in Macomb, to Basel Ralph and Opal Norris Beadles.  Jim was united in marriage on May 25, 1990, in Macomb, to Clare Chatterton.
 
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife: Clare of Macomb, 1 Son: Rusty Beadles of Burlington, 2 Step Daughters: Deanna Carr and Kim Huston, 2 Step Sons: Tony Carpinella , Minnesota, and Jim Carpinella, Tuttle, North Carolina, 16 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren, 8 Sisters: Shirley Frances and Cranston Williams of Cleveland, Ohio, Vonna Kay and Robert Gross, Lincoln, Illinois, Christina Creasy , Colchester, Illinois, Lois and Schuyler Sandeen, Torrance, California, Peggy and Rick Augustoski, Dumfries, Virginia, Carol Sue Boggs, Santa Rosa, California, Karadeen Burns, Missouri, Sharon Square of Long Beach, California 1 Brother: Butch and Melinda Beadles, the State of Tennessee, along with numerous Nieces, Nephews,  great nieces and great nephews.
 
James was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Sister: Linda R. Nunn and 1 Brother: Louis Kelly.
James served his country in the U.S. Army.  He had worked at Albee Florist, Haeger Pottery, and Woodrum Chevrolet.  He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb, AM. Vets of Macomb, Gold Wing Road Riders Association, of which he was an officer in the club for 19 years, Anita’s Kids, Lamoine Christian Camp, Macomb V.F.W. for 12 years, Patriot Guard for 10 years.
 
Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb with Rev. Paul Parker.  Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services at the church.  Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will take place at a later date.  
 
Memorials are to Macomb Trinity Lutheran Church, Anita’s Kids or the Lamoine Christian Camp.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Mark William Hutchins, 57, of Colchester

Mark William Hutchins, 57, of Colchester passed away peacefully at 6:45 P.M. on April 20, 2017, in his home due to complications from ALS. 
 
He was born May 8, 1959, to Kenneth and Doris (Rigg) Hutchins. 
 
On February 22, 1997, he married the love of his life Cheryl K Walley. She survives.
 
Mark was a 1977 graduate of Macomb High School and worked at NTN Bower until his retirement. Before ALS he was an avid gardener and woodworker. He was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Denver Broncos fan.
 
Also surviving are his two step children, Sarah (Paul) Nelson of Colchester, IL, Seth (Melissa) Sappington of Plymouth, IL, one brother, Michael (Barbara) Hutchins of PlantCity, FL, a sister-in-law, Connie Hutchins of Macomb, IL, his father-in-law John Walley; sister-in-law Polly (Mark) Buddemeyer of Newburgh, IN; brother-in-law, Tom (Melissa) Walley of Fulton, MO. Two aunts, Patricia Ward of Macomb, IL and Linda (Cap) Spangler of Bushnell, IL; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. 
 
Mark’s favorite role was Papa Bear to Donovan and Jonothan Nelson, Lyndee, Norma and Cody Sappington, his adopted granddaughter Joslyn Hilton and his therapy dog, Maizy Grace.
 
Preceding him in death were his mother and father, his grandparents Pat and Irene Hutchins and Eldon and Marie Rigg, his brother Mitchell Hutchins, his uncle George Ward and aunt Pattie Swanson, mother-in-law, Norma Walley, sister-in-law Barbara Roskamp and brother-in-law David Roskamp.
 
Graveside services at will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Mt Auburn Cemetery in Colchester with Pastor Jim Richardson.  Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday.  Memorials may be made to Colchester Rescue Squad or the family through Jones Mortuary. The family wishes to express their thanks to Alex Little, Melissa Beatty and Meghan Carter for the love and care shown to Mark during his heroic battle with ALS and to his friends and classmates who made a positive difference.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
 

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Mary Ellen Ward, 89, of Rushville

Mary Ellen Ward, 89, of Rushville, passed away at 2:35 AM, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.
 
She was born on December 12, 1927, in Troy, Alabama, the oldest child of Roy Benjamin and Frances Oree (McCurley) Conner.  She married Albert Merle Ward on September 22, 1945, by Pastor William Bush of the South Side Baptist Church in Troy, Alabama.  He preceded her in death on December 16, 2014.
 
Surviving are three sons Ronald Gene Ward and wife Cynthia of Macomb, Robert Merle “Bob” Ward and wife Linda and Roger Allen Ward all of Rushville, six grandchildren Mariah DiGrino and husband Sam, Andrea Ward and husband Oscar Fischer, Muriel Ward and fiancée Jeff Jones, Robert Merle “Bobby” Ward, Jr and wife Dana, Shari Thurman and husband Brad and Samuel Ward, seven great grandchildren Madeline DiGrino, Sophia DiGrino, Reanna Orr, Cole Thurman, Brianna Johnson, Rylee Thurman and Mason Ward, one great great granddaughter Kahli Morris, one sister Jacqueline “Jackie” Gulledge of Ozark, Alabama, and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers Ray Connor and Billy Connor.
 
Mary first worked at The L & H Drive-In, The Cozy Corner, and was the manager of the Maid Rite.  She worked for 22 years at Culbertson Memorial Hospital, as Food Service Manager and Supervisor of the Dietary Department retiring in December 1985. She and Albert also operated Mary’s Ceramics from their home from 1982 to 2000.              . 
 
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, where she volunteered for many activities, Wesley Ann Circle, and the Schuyler American Legion Auxiliary Post #4 in Rushville.  She was also a member of the American Diabetes Association, where she served as Central Illinois District President and won the 100% Presidents Award.  She was very proud of this accomplishment.  She served as a Room Mother at school along with being Cub Scout Leader for 9 years.
 
She enjoyed gardening and working on her family genealogy.  She loved people and most of all her family.
 
Services will be at 11:30 AM, Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Reverend Grant Armstrong officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Saturday, at the Wood Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation.  You are invited to share your memories of Mary, leave condolences and view Mary’s memorial video at www.woodfuneralhome.online.

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James Hunter, 92, of Boulder, Colorado, formerly of Colchester

James Hunter age 92 of Boulder, Colorado, formerly of Colchester, Illinois, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, at Manor Care in Denver, Colorado.  Jim was born January 9, 1925, in Colchester to Bert and Mabel Coplan Hunter.  He was united in marriage on February 15, 1947, in Table Grove, Illinois to Doris E. Foster, She preceded him in death on April 29, 2014.  Jim was also preceded in death by his parents and 1 Infant Sister.
 
Surviving to mourn his passing are many Nieces, nephews, cousins and long time friends.
Jim was a past member of the Colchester Lions Club, Colchester United Methodist Church.  He was a 1942 Graduate of Colchester High School.  He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Air force, he graduated airplane airframe school in Gulfport, Ms. Aircraft Engine School, Willow Run, Michigan, B -24 Mechanic School, Charleston, South Carolina.  He was given a beautiful round the world trip by the USAF with crossing Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal, by ship, India by train, 3 flights over the Hump, one year in Kunming China at the China end of the Berma Road, Crossed the Pacific by ship and the U.S. by troop train.  
 
Thanks to his GI bill, Jim enrolled at Western Illinois University as Accounting Major and also became the drummer for Western’s Band.  Jim had been employed at Ogle motors Pontiac-Packard Dealer as the Accountant, Cook Chevrolet, for 15 years, he was with Yetter Manufacturing in Colchester as the accountant of which he was later promoted to Vice President.  
 
After his time at Yetter’s, Jim started selling Hammond Organs, which led to Jim and Doris moving to Boulder Colorado and opening a Hammond Organ Dealership, of which Jim and Doris won a trip to Portugal. Later in Jim’s life, he and Doris sold the business and Jim started working for the FDIC, as an accountant. Jim got his private pilots license which made it easy for him and Doris to return back to Colchester to visit friends and family.  He also loved when he and Doris got to travel on his motorcycle.
 
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Mark Smith.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Military services will be held at the grave by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  
 
Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday.  Memorial is to the Donors Choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Dannie Lee Royer, 76, of Macomb

Dannie Lee Royer, 76 of Macomb, passed away on Monday, January 9th at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb, Illinois.  He was born April 28th, 1940 in Macomb, Illinois, to Richard Henry Royer and Ella Bernetta Willey Royer.  
 
Dannie was united in marriage on August 20th, 1961 in Industry, Illinois to Sandra Kay Breeden Royer.  Preceded in death by his wife Sandra, July 20th, 2016 and his parents Richard H. Royer, September 18th, 1996 and E. Bernetta Willey Royer, September 6th, 1966.  
 
Surviving to mourn his passing are 2 daughters:  Theresa J Royer of San Mateo, California and Christina K (Royer) and husband Robert Hughes of Kenosha, Wisconsin, 3 Grandchildren: Amanda M Hughes, Zachary D. Hughes and Kaylin C. Hughes.  
 
Also surviving are two brothers, Donnie Dean Royer of Plymouth, Obie Paul Royer of Macomb and a half-brother Timothy Todd Royer of Colchester.
 
Dannie was a member of the Macomb Church of Christ. He worked for many years at Royer’s Custom Butchering in Doddsville.  Dannie enjoyed being out of doors, especially fishing with his family and friends.
 
Graveside services will be held Friday, April 21st at 11:00 am at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb, Illinois.  Graveside services will be officiated by Pastor Ted Shirley.  A celebration of life luncheon will follow at the Red Ox Restaurant.  
 
In lieu of flowers, the family is respectfully asking for donations to assist with funeral expenses.

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Mary L. Raymer, 84, of Macomb

Mary L. Raymer was born in Crawford County, Iowa on May 14, 1932 to Harry and Olga (Olson) Sharp and passed on April 16, 2017 at 7:06 p.m. Her Mother preceded her in death in 1963 and her Father in 1973. On September 20, 1953 Mary married Myron H. Raymer in Oceanside, CA. He preceded her in death on June 27, 2011.
 
To their union was born three sons, Dirk (Shelly), of Normal, IL, Scott of Schaumburg, IL and Alex of Elgin, IL. To mourn her passing are sons and seven grandchildren : Josh Raymer, Clinton, IL, Chris (Sarah) Raymer of Temecula, CA, Michelle Raymer, Chicago, IL, Courtney Raymer and Rachel Raymer of Schaumburg and Jake Raymer and Jessica Raymer of Elgin, IL. Mary leaves four great- grandchildren: Zack and Kiley of Clinton, and Tyler and Maddie of Temecula, CA. Also, she is survived by one sister, Alma (Jerry) Ganatos of Murrieta, CA , one brother Jesse (Sue) Sharp of Havasu City, Nevada And many nieces and nephews from both her side as well as Myron’s side of the family.
 
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband Myron, one daughter-in-law Jackie Raymer, two brothersVernon Sharp and Vinton Sharp, three sisters Beulah Mulligan, Irene Cole and Betty Larson, six brothers-in-law Ben Mulligan, Whitey Cole, Floyd Wade, Robert Larson,Ross Raymer and Lowell Raymer, five sisters-in-lawRosemary Sharp, Irene Sharp, Marianne Sharp, Virgie Raymer and Edith Raymer.
 
Mary graduated from Ute High School in 1950, after which she worked in the office of Rath Packing Co., in Waterloo, Iowa. She then went to Sioux City, Iowa to work at Weatherwax, Inc., a men’s clothing store, in accounts receivable. Mary left there to go to California to marry Myron, who was there in the Marines. They moved to Macomb in 1968. Mary then worked in the City Clerk’s office of the City of Macomb. Mary worked for the City of Macomb for twenty-six years retiring in December 1994. Since her retirement she has been an active member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Macomb, where she served as an elder, deacon, financial secretary, and on several committees as well as officers of her Disciples Women group. She was a member of the Auxiliary to McDonough District Hospital where she served as president and 1st Vice-president, as well as serving on committees and volunteering in the gift shop. She was a member of the B.P.O. Deer and held the offices of secretary and treasurer. While her sons were in school Mary was a member of the Bomber Booster club and helped with raising funds for bleachers at Macomb High’s football field.
 
Favorite past-times for Mary were reading and playing games on the computer. Mary also read her Bible and kept a daily journal. She loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending time with them. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the First Christian Church in Macomb with Reverends Kelly Ingersoll and Wally Holt officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m Friday April 21, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.
 
Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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James Albert Sturm, 80, of Sciota

James Albert Sturm, 80, of 1708 1700th Road, Sciota passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 in Tavares, Florida.
 
He was born on March 8, 1937 in Macomb to George Albert and Vera Irene Hickman Sturm.
 
He is survived by two sisters, Lujean Scaman of Oregon and Ann Jones of California and many nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Charles, Donald, Carl and William Sturm; one brother in infancy, Thomas Sturm and two sisters, Irene Wiegman and Barbara Sturm.
 
He lived in the Macomb area most of his life. He was a sheet metal worker and worked at several power plants.
 
He was a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed enduro racing.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb with Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. There will be no visitation.
 
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer 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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Anita Louise Siltman Duvall, 70, of Macomb

Anita Louise Siltman Duvall, 70, of Macomb passed away at 7:23 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
 
She was born on December 1, 1946 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida to Paul and Juanita Alford Siltman. She married Larry Duvall on January 14, 1967 in Quincy. He survives.
 
Also surviving are two sons, Tom (Liz) Duvall of Macomb and Scott (Megan) Duvall of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Rayne Duvall, Levi Duvall, Zachary Duvall and Hailey Duvall; her mother, Juanita Siltman of Quincy; her siblings, Yvonne (Jim) Wellman of Quincy, Ronald (Patty) Siltman of Quincy and Paul Francis Siltman of Idaho and a special friend, Sue Armstrong.
 
Anita and Larry just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
 
Anita worked for Motorolla in Quincy. She enjoyed camping and spending time with her family. Larry and Anita enjoyed riding their motorcycle with the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, Chapter B. She loved playing board games and having Pepsi parties with the grandchildren. Her family will always remember her contagious laughter.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Pastor Rosetta Whitfield officiating. Entombment of ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb following the services.
 
Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Mary Eloise Nelson, 94 of Macomb, formerly of Colchester

Mary Eloise Nelson, 94 of The Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, formerly of Colchester, Illinois went home to be with her Lord, April 13, 2017.  She was born March 4, 1923, in Hardeman County, Tennessee, the daughter of James Oscar and Frances Athelia (McAlpin) Sain.  She married Thomas John Nelson on March 15, 1942, in Huntsville, Alabama.
 
Eloise was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, 2 Sisters: Faye Chambers and Bobbie June Flake, 3 Brothers: Robert Windell Sain, Gordon Sain, and and infant Brother: James Oscar Sain Jr., 3 half - sisters: Annie Owen, Pearl Luttrell and Jewel Winn, 2 half - brothers: Thomas Sain and Jim Sain, and a Great Granddaughter: Emily Nicole Biswell.
 
Surviving are 2 Daughters: Vicki (Terry) Biswell of Quincy and Anita (Ken) Brown of LaHarpe and 1 Son: Mike (Charlotte) Nelson of Colchester, 1 Brother: Travis Sain, of Bartlett, Tennessee, 1 sister in law: Elaine Sain of Olive Branch, Mississippi, 7 Grandchildren: Matt Biswell (Lori), Michael Biswell (Jen), Jolyn Whitman (Alan), Brian Brown (Amy), Amy Chambers (Lance), Todd Nelson (Megan), and Tim Nelson (Sara), 18 Great Grandchildren: Abby and Blake Biswell, Gianna, Will and Thomas Biswell, Cory and Jordan Thorman, Matthew and Mason Whitman, Bailey and Laney Brown, Cole, Brynn and Cade Chambers, Andy, Claire, and Austin Nelson, Eve Nelson, and many nieces and nephews.
 
Eloise was a member of the First Baptist Church of Colchester where she served in many ways, including working with the Good News Club after school program.  She also volunteered at the Colchester Grade School as a lunchroom monitor and served as a Girl Scout leader for many years.  She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family.
 
She was blessed by many people while she resided at the Elms, those who volunteered by faithfully reading to her,  Pearl Bradley and Wanda Bartlett, and those who cared for her in a kind and loving manner.  The family would like to thank these people for enriching her life.
 
Funeral Services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Colchester First Baptist Church, with Rev. Dennis Clements.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the Family will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  
 
Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Memorials Colchester First Baptist Church or The Elms Nursing Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Betty Moore, 83, of Frederick

Betty Moore, 83, of Frederick, passed away at 9:30 AM, Friday, April 14, 2017, at her home.
 
She was born December 31, 1933, in Ripley, the daughter of Russell Roscoe and Ruby Pearl (Gossage) Moore.
 
Surviving are her son Kem Moore and wife Marlene of Yates City, three grandchildren Janet Moore of Springfield, Brian Moore and wife Jennifer of Jacksonville and John Moore of Springfield, three Lena Lambert of Beardstown, Nina Young of Ripley and Kaye Jones of Mt. Sterling, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her longtime companion Jack Strong, and three sisters Opal Hedges, Rosalie Childers, and Faye Corbin.
 
Betty was a long time caregiver for the elderly and also worked at the Sugar Grove Store for many years.  She attended the Black Oak and Rushville Church of the Nazarene.  She loved her cat and to mow her yard.  She was very proud of her grandchildren.
 
Services will be at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Reverend Fred Fritz officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to St. John’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Springfield.  You are invited to share your memories of Betty and leave condolences at www.woodfuneralhome.online.
 

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Virginia E. Rittenhouse, 90, of Macomb

Virginia E. Rittenhouse, 90, of Macomb, passed away at 8:15 AM Friday April 14, 2017 at Countryview Care Center in Macomb.
 
She was born Nov. 14, 1926 in Macomb, Illinois to William and Hallie Logan Rittenhouse.
 
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Cecil, Herschel, Hiram, Richard and Robert Rittenhouse; and 2 sisters, Irene Miller and Opal Spires.
 
She is survived by her brothers, Gene Rittenhouse of Tennessee, Illinois, Jack Rittenhouse of Macomb, Illinois.
 
Virginia enjoyed all of her family. She enjoyed many outings with her niece Debbie Forman.
 
Virginia was fond of the nurses at Countryview Care Center and appreciated the excellent care she received.
 
Virginia worked for Bridgeway Inc. in Macomb.
 
Cremation has been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be held at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to the McDonough County Animal Shelter.
 
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.
 

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James Ralph Pontifex, 62, of Macomb

James Ralph Pontifex, 62, of Macomb passed away at 7:53 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 at his residence.
 
He was born on August 9, 1954 in Macomb to C. Richard and Eleanor Litchfield Pontifex.
 
He is survived by two sisters, Janice (Thomas) Gates and Jennifer Pontifex, both of Macomb; one brother, John Pontifex of Macomb; two nephews, Tim Gates of Macomb and Andrew Pontifex of Burlington, Iowa and one niece, Sarah Gates of Macomb.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
James lived in Macomb all of his life. He worked in janitorial services for Bridgeway. He had also worked for the Holiday Inn, Roe Boat Supper Club, Damones, Niemans and the Presbyterian Church.
 
He attended the Macomb First Presbyterian Church.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb with Reverend Mark Merrill officiating. There will be no visitation.
 
Memorials may be made to Bridgeway.
 
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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Ruth D. Sharon, 82, of Bushnell

Ruth D. Sharon, 82, of Bushnell, passed away at 5:45 AM Tuesday April 11, 2017 at Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg.
 
She was born June 2, 1934 in Adair, Illinois to Ray Nelson and Ethel Mae Dorothy Seitz; she married Alan W. Sharon on Feb. 14, 1953. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2004.
 
She was also preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Marilyn Thompson.
 
She is survived by her son, Mark (Lori Hardebeck) Sharon of Wickenburg, Arizona; a brother, James (Judy) Seitz of West Point, Iowa; a nephew, James Seitz of Ft. Madison, Iowa; grandchildren, Wesley and Derek Sharon; several other grandchildren and step-grandchildren.
 
She attended a 1 room School house- Frog Pond in rural Adair and was in the last class before it closed. She also in the final graduating class of Adair High School in 1952.
 
Funeral Services will be at 12 noon Saturday April 15, 2017 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service. Rev. Amy Holman will officiate. Burial will be in Pennington Point Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to Bushnell Fire & Rescue Squad. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences to www.dodsworthfh.com.

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Christopher Wayne "Chris" Thompson, 43, of Peoria Heights, formerly of Rushville

Christopher Wayne “Chris” Thompson, 43, of Peoria Heights, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 8:37 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017, at OSF Hospice Home in Peoria.  

 

He was born February 15, 1974 at the Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.  He was the son of Wayne and Patricia Sue “Trish” Walters Thompson.  He married his high school sweetheart of 25 years, Carrie M. Ritchey on June 30, 2016 in Peoria.  

 

She survives along with his mother, Trish Thompson of Rushville; his father Wayne Thompson of Chandler, AZ; a brother, Jeremy Thompson, and a sister, Megan Thompson both of Rushville; two nieces, Piper and Marin Thompson; his maternal grandfather, Zane Morrell of Astoria; in-laws, Roger & Alice Jo Ritchey; and a brother-in-law, Todd Ritchey & wife Nicole all of Camden, IL, two nephews, Vance & Ty Ritchey.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Delores A. Belville Jones; maternal grandfather, Fred Jones; and paternal grandmother, Marie E. Thompson Kessler.  Chris graduated Rushville High School in 1992.

 

He attended Spoon River College from 1999-2001 where he earned certifications in computer applications and networking and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, the President’s Honors List and the National Dean’s List. He also attended Bradley University from 2001-2002.  

 

He was a Network Security Analyst employed by CIAN to service the US Treasury Dept. Prior to that he had numerous years of experience with a variety of technology companies in the Peoria area. He achieved the elite designation of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in July 2016. He also held several Microsoft Certifications across a range of areas including Enterprise Administration, Network Infrastructure, hardware and software. Prior to attending college, Chris held a variety of jobs in the Rushville area and at one time owned his own DJ business.  

 

He loved technology-trying out the latest gadgets, watching movies and listening to music in his home theater. He was also an avid World of Warcraft (WOW) gamer. He enjoyed cooking new recipes and grilling out.  He also loved spending time with his two dogs, TaraBelle Trouble & Murphi.  A Jeep fanatic, he enjoyed spending time in his garage modifying his Rubicon. His favorite way to spend a summer day was with the top down and doors off, just driving.  

 

A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, IL.  Private family graveside services will be at the Camden West Cemetery with David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow.  Memorials may be given to Melanoma Research Foundation. Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com

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Gregory R. Tingley, 59, of rural Plymouth

Gregory R. Tingley, 59, of rural Plymouth, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at his home with his family at his side.  He was born April 29, 1957, in Macomb, to Rex and Helen Mason Tingley.  He was united in marriage to Lisa Ernst on July 24, 1993.
 
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife: Lisa of rural Plymouth, his 3 Dogs: Elvis, Sassie, Foster Child, his Cat: Tinker, 1 Brother: Larry (Anita) Tingley, 2 Sisters: Sue Barnes, Janet (Ken) Nicholas, 2 Sister In Laws: Vee Tingley, Merri Tingley and several Nieces and Nephews.
Gregory was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Brothers: Tom Tingley, and Randy Tingley.
 
Gregory had worked for many contractors in the area along with being self employed, doing asbestos removal, carpentry, and concrete.  He had also been the Superintendent of the Tri County Golf Course between Plymouth and Augusta.  He loved living on Gin Ridge, where he could do what he wanted.  His passion in life was deer and turkey hunting, fishing, mushrooming, visiting with friends.  His greatest love was the time he spent with his wife, Lisa , his dogs and his family. 
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  A memorial has been established to McDonough District Hospital Hospice, Memorials can be left at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Donald Leigh Brown, 64, of Macomb

Donald Leigh Brown, 64, of Macomb, passed away at 5:18 AM Tuesday April 11, 2017 at the Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
He was born May 30, 1952 in Canton, Illinois to Robert Leo and Frances Irene Melum Brown. He is survived by his sisters, Patricia (Wayne) Sauer of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Peggy (Michael) McDaniel of Macomb, Illinois and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Cremation has been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be held at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery.
 
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Charity of the donor’s choice.Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook at www.dodsworthfh.com.

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Donna Jean Davis, 64, of Macomb

Donna Jean Davis, 64, of Macomb passed away at 7:38 a.m. Sunday, April 9, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
 
She was born on March 22, 1953 in Macomb to Edward "Bud" and Vera Butcher McCoy.
 
She is survived by her mother, Vera McCoy of Macomb; three daughters, Amanda (Matt McRaven) Green of Macomb, Vallerie (Josh) Peters of Macomb and Marlena (Scott) Lee of Macomb; seven grandchildren, Caden Green, Zakery Green, Cohen Green, Kylee Peters, Isabelle Lee, Jeffery Lee and Claire Lee; two sisters, Jackie (Kent) Oster of Industry and Debbie (Steve) Miller of Macomb; two brothers, Edward (Jan Mac) McCoy of El Paso, Texas and Michael McCoy of Macomb; eleven nieces and nephews; twenty-eight great-nieces and great-nephews and her dog, Elsa.
 
She was preceded in death by her father; one son, James Sterling Davis and her beloved dog, Tuffy.
 
Donna lived all of her life in the Macomb area. She was co-owner and operator of Macomb Auto Body in Macomb for over 30 years. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Mark Merrill officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery south of Macomb.
 
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s or the Donna Jean Davis Memorial Fund to be used for her grandchildren’s college fund.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Dixie J. Bisby, 62 of Colchester

Dixie J. Bisby, 62 of Colchester, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at her home in Colchester, with her family at her side.  She was born on December 8, 1954 in Macomb, to J. Edward and Betty Jarvis Marlow.  She married Robert Bisby on December 21, 1972.
 
Surviving to mourn her passing are her Husband of 44 years, Robert Bisby and her mother, Betty Marlow, Macomb.  Also surviving are two daughters, Brooklee (Brad) Whitford of Macomb and Holly (Nick) Westgerdes of Rochelle, Il., four granddaughters, Sophie and McKenzi Whitford and Madelyn and Lauren Westgerdes, two sisters, Donna (Ron) Wetzel of Colchester, Il. and Doris (Eric) Schierer of Greentown, PA., two nieces, Jenn (Todd) Westfall, Fowler, Il., and Megan (Brian) Alt of Lake Areil, PA., and two nephews, Ryan (Amanda) Wetzel of Colchester, and Wesley Schierer of Greentown, PA.
She was preceded in death by her father.
 
Dixie has lived most of her life in Colchester.  She had worked for McDonough District Hospital Pediatrics for the last several years.  She enjoyed spending as much time as she could with her daughters and granddaughters, attending sporting events.
 
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, April 14, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Revs Mark Hendrickson and Kenneth Jarvis.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, at the Funeral Home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Thursday.  Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital Hospice or Colchester United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com. 

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LaQuarius Amore Lampkins, 3 1/2 months, of Macomb

LaQuarius Amore Lampkins age 3 1/2 months, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at McDonough District Hospital Emergency Room.  He was bornDecember 21, 2016, at Macomb, the son of Christopher Lampkins and Tiffany Sturek.
 
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Father Christopher Lampkins and Step Mother: Autumn Ponder, Macomb, his Mother: Tiffany Sturek, Blandinsville, Bothers: LaBainian Lampkins, Jeffery Rutledge, Step Brother: Elijah Taylor, Sister: Jamie Heath, Paternal Grandfather: Wilford Wilder, Maternal Grandfather: Rick Sturek, Maternal Grandmother: Stacy Sturek, Maternal Step Grandparents: Daniel (Pamela) Coulter, Adopted Maternal Grandma: Elizabeth (Malott) Ellis, God Mother: Darcy Hay, Uncles: Courtney Lampkins, Trenton Hay, Lacy Snowden, Aunts: Corliss Burnside, Connie Heath, Suerna Davison, Destiny Taylor, along with several Cousins.
 
LaQuarius was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandmother: Sharon (Burnside) Lampkins, Brother: Angle Lampkins and Uncle: Anthony Stewart.
 
Graveside services will be 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with Rev. Andy Rector.  A memorial has been established to the family to help with expenses.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Pat Schisler, 81,of rural Vermont

Pat Schisler, 81,of rural Vermont, passed away on April 6, 2017 at 9:44 a.m. in Industry Township.
 
She was born on April 10,1935 in Macomb, Illinois, the daughter of Clarence and Lena Bainter Kleinkopf.
 
She married Jerry Schisler on January 10, 1954 in Colchester, Illinois.
 
She is survived by her husband Jerry, two daughters Teri Waugh of St. Augustine, Debbie (Mike) Black of Industry, one son Rick (Evet) Schisler of Good Hope, 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, one sister Sharon Bloomfield of rural Colchester, and several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, son in law George Waugh Jr., one brother Don Kleinkopf and one sister Curlene Booz.
 
Since her marriage Pat had lived in Macomb, Fountain Green, Stronghurst, and had lived in McDonough County East of Industry since 1965. Pat was an LPN and had worked for Dr. Andernovics in Industry, the Dohner Clinic in Rushville , and later for Bickford Cottage in Macomb before her retirement. She was a member of the West Prairie Church, and was a former member of the Ladies Investment Club in Macomb. Since her retirement Pat had volunteered at Loaves and Fishes in Macomb, and she also enjoyed gardening and walking.
 
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at the Clugston – Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Reverend Jeremy Westlake will officiate. Burial will be at the Pennington Point Cemetery in New Salem Township near Industry. Visitation will be held at the Clugston – Tibbitts Funeral Home on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M.. Memorials may be made to the West Prairie Church or to Loaves and Fishes. You may sign the guest book and leave online condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Carolyn M. Murfin, 84, of Bardolph

Carolyn M. Murfin age 84 of Bardolph, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.  She was born April 18, 1932, in rural Schuyler, County, to Elmer and Dorothy Leezer Davis.  Carolyn was united in marriage on November 19, 1949, to William E. Murfin, then later to Gerald Harlin, both of them preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 Brothers: Donald Davis, Richard Davis, 1 Daughter In Law: Rebecca Murfin, 2 Son In Laws: Leslie Rauch and James Hill.
 
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: Randy Murfin, Mountain View, Missouri, 4 Daughters: Janet Rauch, Macomb, Illinois,  Coleen Hill, Springfield, Illinois, Cheryl (Scott) Allison, Macomb, Illinois, Judy (Rick) Webster, Bardolph, Illinois, Pamela (Mark) Jackson, Colchester, Illinois, 1 Step Son: Tim (Lynne) Harlin, Cedar, Minnesota, 1 Step Daughter: Dawn (Kurt) Mossage, Moline, Illinois, 18 Grandchildren: Shawn (Debra) Rauch, Angie (Mike) Mantlo, Kim Riley, Jessi Jo Murfin, Jenelle Murfin, James (Machele) Hill II, Jeff (Stacey) Hill, Jonah Hill, Jill (Jeff) Klinedinst, Monte (Keri) Allison, Kelly (Kelly Murfin) Webster, Kerry Jo (Kevin) Davis, Sara (Wes) Durbin, Stacy (Greg) Strange, Jerame (Jessica) Jackson, Gary (Shannon) Jackson, Andy (Nicole) Jackson, Lisa (Andy) Patton, 5 Step Grandchildren, 44 Great Grandchildren, 2 Step Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren, 1 Sister In Law; Melba Davis, and 1 very special friend: Walter Richards.
 
Carolyn was a member the Macomb Assembly of God Church, She had worked at the Everly House in Macomb for several years, she also had been with Columbus Services at Western Illinois University, a in house care giver to many of the elderly. Owner and operator of Karolyn’s Kennels for over 50 years.  She would go on Christian Crusades on the East Coast for many years.  She enjoyed gardening, camping watching rodeo’s, and loved taking care of all types of animals, large and small.  Her greatest love of all was the time she spent with her family.
 
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Jon Keck.  Burial will follow the services at Bardolph Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday.  Memorial is to the Macomb Assembly of God Church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Sandra Pensinger, 79, of LaHarpe

Sandra Pensinger, 79, of LaHarpe, formerly of Macomb, passed away at 3:48 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
 
She was born in Macomb to J. Kent and Noma Pearce Melvin.
 
She is survived by three brothers, Hal Melvin and Max Melvin of Blandinsville and J. Brad Melvin of Portland, Oregon, 1 niece Karla (Matt) Sullivan of Carthage, 1 nephew Cal (Ashley) Melvin of Blandinsville, and 6 great nieces and nephews.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services.
 
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville is in charge of arrangements.
 
You may sign the guest book and leave online condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Bernidene June Gustafson, 90, of Tennessee

Bernidene June Gustafson, 90, of Tennessee, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb, Illinois.  She was born June 8, 1926 in Bowen, Illinois, to Dillon and Naomi Marsh Cook.  She was first united in marriage to Ray Fish, then in 1949 she was united in marriage to Frederick Gustafson.
 
Surviving to mourn her passing are 7 Daughters: Raelee Johnson, Arkansas, Donna Pugh, Florida, Darlene (Jack) Sturken, Indiana, Ann Hiland, Bowen, Illinois, Lynn Gustafson, Macomb, Illinois, Kay (Steve) Macejak, Florida, Penny (John) Swanson, Tennessee, Illinois, 10 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren.
 
Bernidene was preceded in death by her husband Frederick Gustafson, 1 Infant Son,  1 Granddaughter: Dawn McEwan, 1 Great Granddaughter: Brandie Howard, 4 Sisters: Ada Anderson, Jenny Cook, Olive Johnson, Ida Franklin, 4 Brothers: Homer Cook, Jeffery Cook, Ernest Cook and Tom Cook.
 
Bernidene spent most of her life on the farm west of Tennessee. She loved gardening and crafting.  She had been employed at Western Illinois University building services for 20 years.  She Taught Cake decoration at Carl Sandburg, College and the Y.M.C.A. for many years along with making many brides and grooms wedding cakes.  
 
After her retirement from W.I.U. she helped take care of many people at there homes.  Bernidene was never one to sit still for very long, which was something that she has passed down to her daughters.  She was a member of the Tennessee and Colchester Household Science Club, Ladies Auxiliary Club, Red Hat Society.  She had attended both the Hillsgrove united Methodist Church and the Tennessee United Methodist Church.  Bernidene and Gus were the happiest when family got together and enjoyed playing cards with them and friends.
 
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Mark Smith.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Memorials are to Hillgrove United Methodist Church or Colchester United Methodist Church.

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C. Don Weston, 84, of Macomb

C. Don Weston, 84, of Macomb passed away at 8:04 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
 
He was born on February 22, 1933 at Phelps Hospital in Macomb to Dr. C.L. (Mike) and Joyce Clark Weston. He married Marjorie Graham Robb on October 3, 1965 in Chicago. She survives.
 
Also surviving are his sons, Whitney of Macomb, Wayde (Cindy) of Collegeville, Pennsylvania and Russell Robb of Huntsville, Alabama; daughter, Patrica Weston of Macomb; grandchildren, Ben (Ashley) Robb of Huntsville, Alabama, Eric (Victoria) Robb of Clayton, North Carolina, Will Weston, law student of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and Kate Weston of Collegeville, Pennsylvania and great-granddaughters, Alyson and Lillian Robb.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Tom Weston.
 
C. Don graduated from Western Lab School, Knox College in Galesburg and Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C.
 
He was a member of the Knox College ROTC and served in the US Army. He is a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity, McDonough County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association for over 50 years and had received a certificate from the Illinois Bar commemorating that accomplishment, McDonough County Republican Party, American Legion, WIU Leatherneck Club and attended Monday Downtown Athletic Club lunches and the Macomb Elks. He served as Assistant States Attorney and was elected McDonough County States Attorney.
 
He was a founding member of the Bears and Bulls stock club in Macomb from which he recently retired.
 
C. Don always lived in Macomb where he participated in many local committees and activities. He was the oldest practicing attorney in McDonough County, practicing for over 50 years. He was recently asked to serve as grand marshall of the 2017 Heritage Days parade.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb with Reverend Dr. Howard White officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Private burial of ashes will be held at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.
 
The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or a charity of the donor’s choice.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Mary Eileen Rouse, 90, of Galesburg, formerly of Macomb

Mary Eileen Rouse, 90, of Galesburg, formerly of Macomb passed away at 6:02 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, Illinois.
 
She was born on September 10, 1926 in LaHarpe, Illlinois to Elmer and Leta Albaugh Bennett. She married Gerrard "Shorty" Rouse on May 6, 1946 in Bushnell, Illinois. He passed away on January 15, 2010.
 
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Marvin Rouse; one granddaughter, Natalie Rouse; one son-in-law, Mike Brueck; two sisters, Lorain Griffith and Patsy Holmes and three brothers, Lowell, Lisle and Harold Bennett.
 
Mary is survived by three daughters, Ketura Brueck of Burlington, Iowa, Loretta (Tim) Thomann of Middleton, Iowa and Ila (Roger) Peterson of Galesburg, Illinois; eight grandchildren, Scott (Mindy) Brueck, Tricia Thomann, Kelly Thomann, Tanner (Trisha) Thomann, Tyler (Jeni) Rouse, Jim (Kara) Roe, Bill Roe and Brett (Jennifer) Peterson Sr.; thirteen great-grandchildren, Cameron Brueck, Parker Brueck, Tevin Thomann, Shaelyn Thomann, Kyiah Hill, Cash Thomann, Camry Thomann, Emma Rouse, Nora Rouse, Wilder Rouse, Billy Roe, Madalynn Peterson and Brett Peterson Jr.; one brother, Dean (Darlene) Bennett and many nieces and nephews.
 
Mary graduated from Gem City Business College in 1944. She worked for J.C. Penney and managed a fabric shop Fab n Trim in Macomb. She the worked for the Circuit Clerk at the McDonough County Court House for many years before her retirement.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb with Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. There will be no visitation.
 
Memorials may be made to Make A Wish Foundation.
 
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Michael D. Belden, 38, of Macomb

Michael D. Belden, 38, of Macomb, passed away Wednesday March 29, 2017 at his home. He was born on  May 11, 1978.
 
He is survived by; Son- Nikolas Belden of Rushville, IL; Father- Perry (and LeAnn) Posey of Oak Hills, CA; Grandparents- Donald and Phyllis Ebersole of Claremont, CA; Step-father- Steve Bucy of Table Grove, IL; Step- grandfather- John Bucy of Astoria, IL; Brother- Matt (and Erin) Posey of Ipava, IL; Sister- Bradi (and Monte) Chipman of Ipava, IL; Brother- Kyle (and Ruby) Posey of Victorville, CA; Brother- Mark Bucy of Table Grove, IL; Girlfriend- Nicole Carithers of Macomb, IL; Nieces and nephews 
 
He was preceded in death by; his mother, Pamela Bucy, grandmother, Toby Curley, grandfather, Gary Belden, grandparents, Edison Eugene and Margaret Posey, step grandmother, Dorothy Bucy, and his nephew, Cole Posey.
 
He was a delivery driver for Amerigas. He also worked construction and drove a semi-truck for Belden Trucking.  
 
Michael loved music, playing the guitar and musicians Randy Rhoads and Zakk Wylde. He was also an Ozzy Osborn fan. Michael was a kind father whose heart was always in the right place.  
 
Services will be held at 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. Pastor Doug Krukewitt will officiate. Visitation will be held 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, April 2 prior to the service. Cremation rights will be accorded following the service. Friends and family will meet at the Ipava American Legion after the service on Sunday.
 
Memorials may be made to the Nicholas Belden Education Fund in care of Ipava State Bank. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.shawgomemorialhome.org.
 

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Richard Duane Hood, 77, of Rural Industry

Richard Duane Hood, 77, of Rural Industry passed away at 12 noon Monday, March 27, 2017 at his residence.
 
Duane was born on February 17, 1940 to Harold and ViAnna Bagley Hood in Macomb. He married Ann Williams on Novmeber 12, 1961. She passed away on September 15, 2004.
 
He was also preceded in death by his parents.
 
Duane is survived by his children, Julie Hood, Susan Hood and Steve (Lisa) Hood all of the Industry area and four grandchildren, Andrew (Amy) Taylor, Alaina Taylor, Sidney Hood and Rachel Hood; great-grandson, Landon Taylor; special friends, Rose Blackburn of Rushville and Bob and Glenda Grant of Roseville and nieces and nephews, Michele Taylor, Michael Hood, Jim (Jenny) Hood and their families.
 
Duane attended schools in Adair and Blandinsville, graduating from Blandinsville High School in 1958. After graduating, he worked for the Macomb Dairy until moving to his farm in 1961, where he farmed with his family until his passing.
 
Duane enjoyed earning a living farming with his family, pulling antique tractors and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a founding member of the Argyle Gas Engine Association. He was also a member of the Doddsville United Methodist Church, Industry Masonic Lodge, State Bank Of Industry bowling team and pulled tractors with the Bald Bluff Antique Tractor Pulling Association.
 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend David Haney officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Masonic services will be conducted at 5:15 p.m. Thursday by the Macomb Masonic Lodge. Burial will be in the Doddsville Cemetery.
 
Memorials may be given in memory of Duane to Doddsville United Methodist Church, Doddsville Cemetery or MDH Hospice Program.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Kenneth Faeh Stevens, 93, of Good Hope

Kenneth Faeh Stevens, 93, of Good Hope went home to be with his Lord and Savior at 3 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at Grand Prairie Assisted Living Center in Macomb.
 
He was born on November 15, 1923 in Smithfield, Illinois to Estey and Elsie Tarter Stevens. He married Marjorie Chambers on December 27, 1945 in Macomb. She passed away on March 7, 2017.
 
He was also preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Debby Stevens; one grandson, Brett Beam and one brother, Harold Stevens.
 
He is survived by 3 daughters, Sherry (Terry) Beam of We-Ma-Tuck, Sandy (Mitchell) Welsh of Blandinsville and Denise (Chet) Jacobus of East Peoria; 7 grandchildren, Brian (Aimee) Beam, Brad (Sarah) Beam, Steve (Tiffani) Welsh, Shannon (Renee) Welsh, Ashley (Brad) Mahony, Jenna Hilton and Stephanie (Matt) Bates; 3 step-grandchildren, John (Heidi) Jacobus, Jenni (John) Markello and Jim (Laura) Jacobus; 18 great-grandchildren; 7 step-great-grandchildren and one sister, Ilene Derry of Smithfield.
 
Kenneth lived most of his life in the Good Hope area moving there in 1951. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb. He taught agriculture at Cuba, Athens and Northwestern until his retirement in 1968. He then worked for FBFM at the University of Illinois retiring in 1985 and was currently working as a private tax accountant. He was a Navy veteran.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 31, 2017 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb with Reverend Dr. Howard White officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. prior to services. Full military rites will be conducted following the services at the church by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW. Private burial of ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.
 
Memorials may be made to the Honor Flight or ALS Foundation.
 
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Larry L. "Lance" Floyd, 66, of Carthage, formerly of Rushville

Larry L. “Lance” Floyd, 66, of Carthage, IL, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.  

 

He was born June 13, 1950 in Springfield, IL.  He was the son of the late Kenneth L. and Virginia C. Sokolis Floyd.  He married Carla Peacock April 23, 2005 in Rushville.  

 

She survives along with his daughter, Jamie Floyd Lane & companion Marty Thompson of Rushville; a step daughter, Amy Johnson & husband Cory of Carthage; two step sons, Corey Ingles & Fiancé Andrea Mellor of Rushville, John Lawrence Peacock & wife Cece of Carthage; two grandchildren; three step grandchildren; a sister, Jeanette Plaster & husband Kim of Sherman; two brothers, Jerald “Jerry” Floyd & wife Ruth Ann of Blandinsville, IL, Kenneth Allen Floyd of Springfield, IL, several nieces & nephews.

 

Lance was a United States Marine Corp. veteran serving in Vietnam.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association and operated Pioneer Taxidermy several years.  He always enjoyed fishing and hunting.  

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. John Sowers officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with Military Honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 & a U.S. Marine Corp. Honor Detail.

 

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Wounded Warriors.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.

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Tom Hardy, 69, of Macomb

Tom Hardy, 69, of Macomb, passed away on March 23, 2017 at his residence. He was born February 17, 1948 in Quincy, IL to George and Marcella (Bienhoff) Hardy.
 
Surviving is one sister, Nancy K. Robertson of Kissimmee, FL; two nephews and two nieces, Jon Robertson, Wesley Robertson, Becky (John) Gramley and Brandi (Sam) Escobar all of Kissimmee, FL; three cousins, Susan (Ron) Fegen; Mark (Janice) Bienhoff; Ruth Ann (Paul) Ramero; and special companion his beloved cat Cooper.   
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Larry Robertson.
 
Tom was a trustworthy, honest and loyal friend to many and most proud of his family. He was an avid outdoorsman in his youth and enjoyed spending time hunting and fishing with his father. Tom enjoyed bowling and playing pool but his true passion was playing Golf, especially with good friends at his favorite course Gold Hills.  He was an avid sports fan and particularly enjoyed watching Atlanta Braves Baseball.
 
Cremation Rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Gold Hills Golf Club on Thursday March 30, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the McDonough County Animal Shelter or to the Faith Lutheran Church of Augusta, IL. 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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Teresa Ruth Hocker Newman, 95, of Macomb

Teresa Ruth Hocker Newman, 95, of Macomb, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Wesly Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
She was born on July 1, 1921 in Colchester to Dewey Victor and Helen Kane Hocker. She married Ronald Walty. She later married Jesse Switzer and then married Tom Newman. They are all deceased.
 
She was also preceded in death by her parents and three sons, Larry Walty, Michael Walty and Richard Walty.
 
She is survived by one son, Albert (Sue) Walty of East Peoria; two daughters, Nancy (Bill) Warner of Neosho, Missouri and Debbie (Jay) Jamison of Atascadero, California; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 
She lived in Pekin before moving to California for 58 years and then moved back to Macomb in 2013.
 
Teresa worked as an aide for Home of Guiding Hands, an agency that cared for severely handicapped children.
 
Private graveside services will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. There will be no visitation.
 
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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Mark Howard Payne, 48, of Macomb

Mark Howard Payne, 48, of Macomb, passed away at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in the woods on his farm. He was born on October 18, 1968 in Macomb, Illinois the son of W. Don and Maureen Fowler Payne. He first married Emilie Dorman on November 6, 1993 and they had two children. He then married Vickie Piper on March 31, 2016 in Macomb, whom he met while delivering hay to her home.
 
He is survived by his wife Vickie, one daughter Morgan Payne of Macomb, his mother Maureen Payne of Macomb, two sisters, Vanessa (Tom) Castleman of Biloxi, Mississippi and Kim Marie (Eric) VanFleet of Macomb, one stepson, Paxton (Kailey) Piper of Dunlap, Illinois, one step grandchild Haven Piper of Dunlap, Illinois and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
 
He was preceded in death by his father, W. Don Payne, son Brendon Payne, brother Steve Payne, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
 
Mark lived in the Industry and Macomb areas all of his life, he was a graduate of Industry High School. Mark was very good at all the trades, he was an expert electrician and contractor. He was well known for his top quality hay production business, and was very passionate about breeding and raising his high quality Black Angus Cattle. Mark farmed hundreds of acres throughout his life and very much missed working along side his son Brendon on the farm. Brendon passed away in 2014. Mark was a loving husband and father.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with Pastor Randy Munson officiating. Following the graveside service the family will meet with friends at the home of Mark’s mother, Maureen Payne at 1106 Bobby Avenue in Macomb.
 
Memorials may be made in his memory to the Mark Payne Memorial Fund.
 
Clugston -Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of the arrangements.
 
You may sign the guest book and leave online condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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William H. Noble, 88, of Galesburg, formerly of Good Hope

William H. Noble, 88, of Galesburg, formerly of Good Hope, passed away at 9:26 PM Tuesday March 21, 2017 at his residence.
 
He was born April 17, 1928 in Macomb, Illinois to Jesse and Gladys DeWeese Noble; he first married Cheri Switzer; she passed away in 1995. He then married Christina L. Wolf. She preceded him in death on June 10, 2012.
 
He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jim Noble and 3 sisters, Lena Pearl, Elizabeth Creasy, and Cora Guerrero.
 
He is survived by his stepchildren, Andrew Switzer, Starr Switzer both of Las Vegas, Nevada; Brad Switzer of Heyward, California; a brother, Don (Sheryl) Noble of Rock Falls, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.
 
He served in the Navy during World War II.
 
 He worked at the Hammer Factory in Bushnell, IL. andl was also a Foundry worker.
 
He attended the Church of God and Prophecy in Abingdon, IL. Bill was a published Poet and a member of the National Library of Poetry.
 
A Celebration of life will be held Sunday March 26, 2017 from 3-5 PM at PZ’s Place and Steakhouse 2320 Grand Ave. Galesburg, Illinois. Cremation has been accorded. Burial of ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Knox County Humane Society. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.

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Cyril Edward Koch, 85, of Rushville

Cyril Edward Koch, 85, of Rushville, passed away at 5:52 a.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.  
 
He was born December 4, 1931 in Mt. Sterling, IL.  He was the son of the late Cyril and Lula Yakle Koch.  He married Martha Cook June 7, 1951 at St. Joseph’s Church in Mt. Sterling.  Martha passed away in 1996 in Eugene, OR.  Arlene Rogers-Koch was Cyril’s companion for 20 years.  Arlene preceded him in death July 18, 1997.  
 
Surviving are four sons,  Cyril Frederick Koch & wife Merana of Baja, Mexico, Dennis Lee (Denny) Koch & wife Beth of Utica, NY, Billy Joedward Koch & wife Mary, and David Allen Koch all of Rushville, IL; three daughters, Sheila Sue Devening of Waco, TX, Lesa Kathryn Ritter & husband Leroy of Monticello, IN, Jacquelin Louise Ordiway & husband Mike of Delphi, IN; a daughter-in-law, Rita Koch-Burke of Rushville.  He had the unconditional love of 21 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren.  Also surviving is one brother, Richard Koch & wife Judy of Morton; and one sister, Donna Stephens of Timewell, IL.  He was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Richard (Gerry) Koch; two Brothers, Gerald  Koch & William Koch; four sisters, Lula May Koch,  Laura Volk, Norma Ward, Marge Grist.  
 
He Owned & operated Koch’s Termite & Pest Control for many years until retiring and turning the business over to his son Gerry, who ran it until his death.  Cyril’s grandson Karey now operates the family business.  His passion was music, playing his guitar, singing Karaoke and attending his children’s sporting events.
 
He spent many weekends at the Harness Horse Races and in his younger days owned and raced harness horses including “Valerie H” & “Ruthie” which were his favorites. He treasured the love of his family. He was a loving, father, grandfather, brother and friend to many.  
 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with his son, Fred Koch, officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  
 
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services on Monday. Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.
 

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William Harold Sanders, 89, of Macomb

William Harold Sanders, 89, of Macomb, passed away early Sunday morning March 19, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.
 
He was born May 18, 1927 in Alton, Illinois to Harold B. and Sarah Clark Sanders; he married Jo Ann Brunner on March 25, 1967. She survives.
 
Also surviving is his daughter, Rachel (Randall) Larson of Arlington Heights, Illinois and a grandson Daniel Larson.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty Jane Close.
 
He did his undergraduate work at Washington University and received his Doctorate from Miami University-Oxford, Ohio.
 
 During his 26 years in the Art Department at Western Illinois University, he was Art Director at the WIU Library from 1976-1989.
 
Upon Bill’s request his body was donated to the Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, MO.
 
Memorial Services will be held at 11 AM Saturday March 25, 2017 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service. Rev. Rose Whitfield will officiate. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Western Illinois University Library or the Frist Baptist Church. Please sign the guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsorthfh.com.

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Gladys Faye (Van Velsor) Stambaugh, formerly of Macomb

Gladys Faye (Van Velsor) Stambaugh, formerly of Macomb passed away on January 16, 2017.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10 a.m.  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at the Berean Church in Ipava, Illinois. Burial of her ashes will be a private service with only the immediate family in the Prairie City Cemetery later.
 
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

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Carolyn Sue Rittenhouse, 82, of Colchester

Carolyn Sue Rittenhouse age 82 of Colchester, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, with Melonie, Todd, Tyler, Marah and Tanner by her side.  Sue was born April 29, 1934, in Vandalia, Missouri, to Clayton and Vivian Ashlock Daniels.  
 
She was united in marriage to Herschel Rittenhouse on October 5, 1969, in Milan, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on September 28, 1991.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, 1 Daughter: Lana Rapp, 1 Step Daughter: Marjorie Hillyer, 1 Step Son: Donnie Rittenhouse, 4 Brothers: Richard (Grady) Daniels, Jay Daniels, Melvin Daniels, Bill Daniels, 2 Sisters: Ruth Bohannon and Patricia Daniels.
 
Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: Wanda (Scott) Morrell, Oklahoma, Melonie (Todd) Icenogle, Colchester, 2 Step Daughters: Sara Rittenhouse, Missouri, Peggy Rittenhouse, Missouri,  2 Sons: Kenneth Nelson, Nevada, Allen Nelson, Oklahoma, 3 Step Sons: Wade Rittenhouse, Macomb, David Rittenhouse, Milan, Kenny (Myrlene) Rittenhouse, Rock Island, 11 Grandchildren,  16 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great Great Grandchildren, 9 Step Grandchildren, 18 Step Great Grandchildren and 15 Step Great Great Grandchildren.
 
Sue had worked at Western Illinois University, Food service, Colchester Nursing Center, Bus driver for Colchester School District, and McDonough County Rehabilitation Center.  She also loved driving for the local Amish to where ever they needed to go.  She was a member of the Macomb V.F.W. Auxiliary for many years.  Loved to collect figurines of Cardinals and Amish built furniture.  In her spare time Sue enjoyed watching the game show network, doing puzzles, knitting, and quilting.  She loved to travel and see new things and talk to new people.  Of all the things that Sue did in her life being with her family brought her the most joy.
 
Funeral services will be 4:00 P.M. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Chaplain Mike Hickey.  Cremation will follow the services, with a private burial at a later date. Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary.  
 
Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday.  Memorials are to St. Judes Children's Hospital or Colchester Rescue. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Jayne Coddington Clarke, 71, of Macomb

Jayne Coddington Clarke, 71, of Macomb passed away at 1:01 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 2017 at her residence.
 
She was born on August 20, 1945 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of P. Floyd and Mary Jean Grigsby Coddington. She married Terry Clarke on January 16, 1964 in Macomb. He passed away on November 1, 2013.
 
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
 
Surviving are her children, Tami Clarke of Macomb and Penny (Chad) Price of Normal; five grandchildren, Melissa (Tieson Markland) Hardisty of Macomb, Megan (Stefan) Shepler of Carmi, Ill., Tanner Hardisty of Chicago, Grant Price of Normal, Ill. , Olivia Price of Normal ,Ill. one great-grandchild Poppy Shepler of Carmi, Ill.,one brother Robert (Deborah) Coddington of LaPorte,Indiana, 2 sisters Susan Coddington of Macomb, and Sally Coddington of Colorado Springs and several nieces and nephews.
 
Jayne owned and operated K&D Dress Shoppe on the square for several years. She worked as a real estate agent and broker in Macomb for 25 years for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. She was the founder and director of the McDonough Co. Teen Court program, from which she retired in 2013. Jayne enjoyed gardening, landscaping, and loved mowing her lawn, bowling, golfing, and WIU and Bomber sporting events. Her pride and joy were her grandchildren and great-grand daughter.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23,2017 from 4-6 p.m. at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. There will be no services.
 
In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Bomber Booster Club or the American Heart Association.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Rosalee H. Smith, 92, of Macomb

Rosalee H. Smith, 92, of Macomb, formerly of rural Adair passed away at 7:55 p.m. Saturday, March 18, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
 
She was born on December 11, 1924 in Macomb to Leonard Frank and Sarah Augusta Gillam Parks. She married Duane H. "Buck" Smith on September 8, 1946 in Adair. He passed away on November 13, 2009.
 
She was also preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Eugene Parks, Oscar Parks and George Parks.
 
She is survived by one son, D. James "Jim" (Karen) Smith of Adair; one daughter, Dixie (Roger) Rouse of Macomb; four grandchildren, Melissa Lillie, Stacey Rouse, Amanda Smith and Shawn Rouse; four great-grandchildren, Taylor, Dylan, Tanner and Cameron.
 
She lived most of her life in the rural Adair area where she and her husband farmed. She worked as a CNA at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb for thirty and a half years before her retirement. She also worked as a telephone operator for General Telephone for five years. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading and care giving.
 
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Macomb and following her marriage was a member of the New Salem Christian Church in Adair.
 
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Gary Elg officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pennington Point Cemetery west of Adair.
 
Memorials may be made to the Scotland Trinity Presbyterian Church.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Viola Stiber, 85, formerly of Macomb

Vi Stiber, formerly of Macomb , passed away at 6:08 a.m. on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care in Washington, Illinois . She was born on July 10, 1931 in Charleston, Illinois to Herman Jesse and Grace Mabel Hall McCormick. In 1950 she married Richard Weller. To that union these children were born and survive: Peggy (Brian) McFeeters of Morton, Illinois and Linda (David) Hillyer of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Vi also leaves four grandchildren, Kathy (Joe) Schierer, Laurie (Brent) Werries, Jessica (Tim) Hehman, and Ryan Hillyer, along with six great-grandchildren.
 
Vi graduated from Lamoille High School and Western Illinois University and spent most of her career working as an administrative secretary at WIU and in West Virginia and North Carolina. She later spent her retirement years in Avon Park, Florida.
 
The family would like to thank the staff of Reflections Memory Care and Transitions Hospice for their loving care.
 
Vi’s wishes were to donate her body to science. There will be no services. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of the arrangements.
 
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Central Illinois or the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois in care of Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, 303 East Washington Street, Macomb, Illinois, 61455.
 
You may sign the guest book and leave on line condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Gene Filbert, 79, of Bushnell

Gene Filbert, 79, of Bushnell passed away at 11:20 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb surrounded by his family.
 
He was born on September 9, 1937 in Bushnell to Clayton and Margaret Beghtol Filbert. He married Karen Derry on February 18, 1960. She preceded him in death on March 3, 2014.
 
He was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Lisa Johnson and one brother, Ronald Filbert.
 
Gene is survived by one son, Mike Filbert of Bushnell; one daughter, Pam (Steve) Hensley of Macomb; four grandchildren, Tyler Hensley of Palatine, Lauren Hensley of Macomb, Lexi (Ben) Bruce of St. Louis, Missouri and Kyle Johnson of Macomb; one great-grandson, Landon Hensley of Palatine and many nieces and nephews.
 
He was a graduate of Bushnell-Prairie City High School. He started farming in the late 60's and continued until the early 90's. Following his retirement he worked for several area implement dealerships and most recently for Jenks Family Farms.
 
He was a member of the Jerusalem United Methodist Church.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Delbert Pancake officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 20, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Bushnell Cemetery.
 
Memorials may be made to the Jerusalem United Methodist Church or the MDH Nursing Scholarship.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Darlene Louise Comstock, 95, of Hamilton

Darlene Louise Comstock, 95, of Hamilton, IL passed away Friday, March 17, 2017, four days before turning 96, at the River Hills Village in Keokuk, IA.
 
Darlene was born March 21, 1921 in rural Lomax, IL the daughter of Guy and Mary Hutson Little. She was united in marriage to Vern Comstock on July 28, 1945. He preceded her in death on August 7, 2014.
 
She was a graduate of the LaHarpe High School. Darlene was unendingly devoted to family and friends. Religion and church was an integral part of life. An accomplished pianist and organist, she served as pianist and organist for 70+ years for LaHarpe and Hamilton Churches.
She was an excellent cook, pie baking her specialty. She enjoyed cooking for her family and friends.
Survivors are daughter, Jeanne (Neil) Bennett of Iowa City, IA, son, Max (Linda) Comstock of Springfield, IL, five grandchildren, Gwendolyn (Tom Rogers) Bennett of Deer Park, IL, Nicole (Michael Nguyen) Bennett of Atlanta, GA, Angela Comstock of Springfield, IL, Phil (Kristy) Comstock of Chatham, IL, Greg Comstock of Grass Valley, CA, four great-grandchildren, Griffin and Liem of Atlanta, GA and Ariana and Kenzie of Chatham, IL.
 
Darlene was preceded in death by her husband, Vern, one sister, Martha Jean Cratsenberg and six brothers, Stanley, Robert, George, Wayne, Richard and Lldon Little.
 
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at the Hamilton United Methodist Church, Hamilton, with Nicholas Gleason officiating. After the services there will be a luncheon at the church followed by burial at the LaHarpe Cemetery, LaHarpe.
 
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe. A memorial fund has been established for the Hamilton United Methodist Church or Lee County Hospice. To sign the guest book or leave an online condolence please visit banksandbeals.com.

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Constance Y. Crawford, 74, of Macomb

Constance Y. Crawford, 74, of Macomb, IL passed away peacefully at 11:16 PM Monday March 13, 2017. She was born April, 5, 1942 in Inglewood, California to Milan and Loretta (Johnson) Anderson. She met the love of her life, Robert D. Crawford and they married on November 28, 1964. He preceded her in death on July 14, 1994.
 
Connie is survived by her 3 children, Robert Crawford of Sciota, IL; Eric (Christine) Crawford of Great Mills, MD; Stephanie (Greg) Higgins of Norfolk, VA; 5 grandchildren, Erin, Ashley, Shannon, John, and Riley; 2 brothers, Dale Anderson of Brainerd, MN; Dan (Jean) Anderson of Industry, IL; sister-in-law Sally Stickle of Lake Placid, FL; and many loving nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
 
Connie was a graduate of Methodist Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, MN and Western Illinois University. She started her 44 year nursing career at Methodist Kahler Hospital, and then worked at the University of Minnesota Hospitals in Minneapolis, MN, Carthage Hospital, Dr. Borum’s office in Blandinsville, IL, and McDonough District Hospital. Connie was an avid artist, creating many beautiful paintings for friends and family. She also enjoyed gardening, doting on her grandchildren and playing cards with canasta club.
 
Cremation Rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday March 20, 2017 at the St. Paul Cemetery with Rev. Ron Peters officiating.  Visitation will be held two hours prior to services from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program or to the American Liver Foundation. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.

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Sarah Lea "Sally" Ellis, 74, of Rushville

Sarah Lea “Sally” Ellis, 74, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 12:40 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Sally was born March 19, 1942 on the family farm in Schuyler Co., IL.  She was the daughter of the late Harold W. & Mary Louise Irwin Kinkead.  She married Gene H. Ellis June 7, 1959 at the Astoria Christian Church.  He passed away March 18, 2010.  
 
Surviving are four daughters, Leann Heffren & husband Bob of Ripley, IL, Georgeann L. Ellis & companion Kathy Foster of Beardstown, IL, Rhonda J. Morton & husband Darrell of Heber Springs, AR, Kimberly N. Cluney of Rushville, IL, ten grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a great granddaughter and her brother, John Kinkead.  
 
Sally graduated from Astoria High School and was a Certified Nurse’s Aide.  She worked at Astoria Health Care Center & Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home as a C.N.A. She later operated the concessions area of the nursing home. She was a member of the Astoria Christian Church and the Rushville First Presbyterian Church.  She taught Children’s Sunday School classes and Bible School.  She was also a member of the Astoria Mothers Club, was a R.S.V.P. volunteer and for 21 years  she volunteered at the Rushville HELP Center. Sally loved life and all the people she came in contact with.  She especially enjoyed all the visits from her family and friends.
 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services on Thursday. Memorials may be given to the Rushville HELP Center. Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.
                                                                                            

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Richard L. ("Robbie") Robinson, 79, of Macomb

Richard L. (“Robbie”) Robinson passed on Friday March 10, 2017 after an extended illness. Richard was born on March 26, 1937 to Myrtle I. and Quincy D. Robinson. He was preceded in death on April 4, 2013, by his beloved wife of 36 years, Donna F. Robinson.
 
He is survived by his brother, Byron (Peggy) Robinson; two sons, Jerry (Patricia) Robinson; Rick Robinson; four step-children, David (Tammy) Wilson, Denise (Tim) Kipling, Danny Wilson and Diane (Joe) Simpson. Robbie was most proud of his ten Grandchildren, Aaron (Shanna), Alex, Alicia, Alyssa, Amie (Sid), Ben (Karmyn), Jakob, JD, Nicole and Sam. He also doted on his six Great Grandchildren, Aubrey, Payton, Nathan, Candice, Sydni, and Auslynn.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two sisters Mary and Roberta.
 
Robbie was a friendly man who loved people and sports. He was good at bowling and enjoyed playing golf, but never got good at it, although he tried a lot. He always tried to make you smile.
 
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Where visitation will be Monday March 13, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.

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Daryl Lee Elis, 48, of Macomb

Daryl Lee Elis, 48, of Macomb, IL passed away at 5:13 PM Friday March 10, 2017 at his residence. He was born August 7, 1968 in Macomb, IL to M. Keith and Margaret (Alexander) Elis.
 
He is survived by his mother Margaret Elis and his grandmother Marjory E. Alexander.
 
He was preceded in death by his father, Uncle David Elis and Aunt Kathryn Ward.
 
Daryl graduated from Industry High School in 1986. He then attended Spoon River College in Macomb before graduating from Western Illinois University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness. In 1994 Daryl started Lee Crop Care which he owned and operated for the past 23 years. He enjoyed collecting farm toys and had passion for photography. Daryl had a special relationship with his mother and grandmother; he enjoyed helping and giving back to the two women that raised him.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday March 16, 2017 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home where visitation will be Wednesday March 15, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Reverend Claudia McCain will officiate. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the family of Daryl Lee Elis or the Donor’s Choice. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.
 

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Jerold L. Justus, 77, of Carthage

Jerold L. Justus, 77, of Carthage, passed away Thursday, March 9, 2017, at 3:41 p.m. at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
 
Jerold (Jerry) was born July 4, 1939, in Carthage Township, Illinois, the son of Elmer and Jeannette (Stone) Justus. He graduated from Carthage High School in 1957  and then worked on the railroad for many years. When Jerry's parents passed away, he took over their farm.
 
Jerry loved to watch football and westerns, enjoyed reading, and loved to take drives through the countryside. He also thoroughly appreciated his time at  River Hills Village and particularly loved interacting with the other residents and workers - Jerry never knew a stranger.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, William Justus; and a sister, Janice Justus. Jerry is survived by a sister, Eleanor (Richard) Sopp of Ballwin, Mo.; a brother, James (Shirley) Justus of Elvaston; and many nieces and nephews.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded.  Private graveside services will be held at Argyle Cemetery, Rural Colchester at a later Date.  Memorials may be directed to River Hills Village Assisted Living Activities Department. Jones Mortuary of Colchester is in charge of arrangements.    Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Dennis Ray Crowe, 73 of Macomb

Dennis Ray Crowe, 73 of Macomb, IL passed away at 5:00am Wednesday March 8, 2017 peacefully at home with his wife and daughters near his side. He was born to Dennis Dean Crowe and Jean Hickman Crowe on July 6, 1943 in Paoli, Indiana.
 
Dennis met and married the love of his life Lynne Gilmore in Indiana in the summer of 1963. After a couple of years exploring life in love with each other they decided to become a family and had Kathleen Lynne and thus began a new chapter for Dennis as he would become a proud father of two more children Dennis and Whitney.
 
While they were living in Terre Haute, In. He completed his B.S. and M.S. in economic geography which led him to pursue a PHD at the University of Florida. After which he taught there until 1977 when he relocated to his final home in Macomb, IL. There he joined the RPTA department and taught park planning and tourism. During his life in Macomb he continued to be fulfilled by his love of nature only now being able to not just explore his backyard but now all of the US.
 
His favorite activity as a child was staying up all night listening to radio stations around the world and this hobby transformed into a lifelong pursuit of experiencing as many cultures first hand as he could through his many travels across the world. Korea was a favorite and special place for Dennis with many visits there eventually even designing a National Park for the Country.
 
In addition he taught at the University of London and gave presentations in China. When he was not traveling his days were spent with his hands in the earth creating beauty through his gardens, his evenings were spent twirling his wife around the dance floor and his late nights were spent with his love of Latin music playing his Conga Drums until the sun rose before he slept. He is survived by his wife Lynne, 3 children and 13 grandchildren.
 
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday March 11, 2017 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. There will be a visitation Friday March 10th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM and one hour preceding the funeral on Saturday at 1:00PM. Graveside services and interment will be held the following week at Grovelawn Cemetery in Pendleton, IN. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.

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Chris A. Sprinkle, 67, of Littleton

Chris A. Sprinkle, 67, of Littleton, passed away at 7:09 PM, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
 
He was born on November 18, 1949, in Littleton, Illinois, the son of Clifford and Clela (Gorsuch) Sprinkle.  He married Linda Patton on October 4, 1996 in Rushville.  She survives.
 
Also surviving are one daughter Kelly Knous of Rushville, one granddaughter Tayler Knous, and several cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
Chris was a 1968 graduate of Rushville High School.  He served in the US Army from July 1969 to June 1971.   He was a welder by profession and had worked for Bohn Aluminum in Beardstown and Precision Tank in Virginia, Illinois, until a work injury ended his welding career.  He then became a security guard for Excel in Beardstown and later the Department of Human Services in Springfield, retiring in 2007, due to health issues.  In his early years, he was a member and active with the Schuyler American Legion Post #4.
 
He was an avid outdoorsman, who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and mushrooming.  He also enjoyed watching western movies and going to dances.
 
Graveside Services will be at 2:30 PM Friday, March 10, 2017, at the Littleton Cemetery, in Littleton, with military rites by the US Army Burial Detail and the Schuyler American Legion Post # 4.  Memorials are suggested to the Chris Sprinkle Memorial Fund.  You are invited to share your memories and leave condolences at www.woodfuneralhome.online.
 

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Marjorie Elaine Stevens, 91, of Good Hope

Marjorie Elaine Stevens, age 91, of Good Hope, Illinois, went home to be with her Lord and Savior at 1:20 P.M. on Tuesday, March 7 at Grand Prairie Assisted Living in Macomb, Illinois. She was born on July 31, 1925 in Ipava, Illinois the daughter of Carl and Myrtle Rauch Chambers. She married Kenneth Stevens on December 27, 1945 in Macomb.
 
She is survived by her husband Kenneth, three daughters Sherry (Terry)Beam of Wee-Ma-Tuk, Sandy (Mitchell)Welsh of Blandinsville and Denise (Chet) Jacobus of East Peoria, seven grandchildren Brian (Aimee) Beam, Brad (Sarah) Beam, Steve (Tiffani) Welsh, Shannon (Renee)Welsh, Ashley (Brad) Mahony, Jenna Hilton, and Stephanie (Matt) Bates, 18 great-grandchildren, seven step great-grandchildren, and three step grandchildren John (Heidi) Jacobus, Jenni (John) Markello, and Jim (Laura) Jacobus. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Debby Stevens, one grandson Brett Beam, and one sister Vera Turner.
 
Marjorie lived most of her life in the Good Hope area moving there in 1951. She had worked as a secretary at Camp Ellis, Champaign, the WIU Lab School, Austin Construction, and also at WIU in
 
Sherman Hall. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb.
 
For several years she and Kenneth participated in the Lay Witness Missions in church’s in IL, MO, IA, IN. She was a crusader for Christ and wanted to share the word with others. She used every opportunity she had to make sure people knew Jesus rught up to the end of her life on this earth.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb on Friday, March 10, 2017. Rev. Dr. Howard White will officiate. Private burial of ashes will be held at a later time. The family will meet with friends one hour before the time of service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Harbor Lights Hospice in Galesburg or to the Wesley United Methodist Church. Clugston - Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of the arrangements. You may sign the guest book and leave online condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Patricia Fry, 82, of Macomb

Patricia Fry, 82, of Macomb, passed away at 7:20 PM Tuesday March 7, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb, IL.
 
She was born Nov. 30, 1934 in Macomb, to Walter and Florence Gallagher Phoenix; she married Harley Haulk. He preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 2002.
 
She is survived by 3 sons, David, Dale, and Daryl Haulk all of Macomb; 2 granddaughters, Kaylin Haulk of Appleton, Wisconsin and Julie Haulk of Macomb.
 
She worked at the McDonough County Rehabilitation Center. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and St. Paul Church.
 
Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM Friday March 10, 2017 at St. Paul Church, where visitation will be 1 hour prior to the Mass. Father Adam Stimpson will officiate. Burial will be at St. Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions made be made to West Central Illinois Special Education Coop. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Joyce Gossage, 74, of Rushville

Joyce Gossage, 74, of Rushville, passed away at 12:32 AM, Monday, March 6, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
 
She was born on May 28, 1942, in Ray, Illinois, the daughter of Wayne and Yvonne (Cook) Settles.  She married Jack Gossage on September 7, 1963, in Rushville, and he preceded her in death on April 4, 1992.
 
Surviving are two sons Kevin Gossage and wife Dawn of Frederick, and Sam Gossage and wife Luan of Rushville, seven grandchildren Shannon Konkler, Heather Barry, Michele Gallaher and companion Adam Goben, Amy Dochterman and companion Mike O’Neill, Haylee Gossage and companion Charlie Long, Sammy Gossage, Mickey Gossage and companion Kendra Maltby, eleven great grandchildren Dylan, Kendra, Keegan, Kaylee, Paige, Brady, Hayden, Kaleb, Hunter, Izek, and Ayden, one great great granddaughter, four sisters Sharon Hale of Bluffs, Waynette Stults and husband Red of Palmyra, Illinois, Donna Jeanne Stevenson and husband Herb of Camden, and Carol Settles of Rushville, one brother James Settles and wife Lisa of Bluffs, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, one son Terry Gossage, one brother George Settles.
 
Joyce was a member of the 1960 graduating class of Rushville High School, the last class to graduate from the “old” high school.  She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Snyder’s Vaughn Haven Nursing Home in Rushville and Myers Nursing Home in Beardstown.  She later was a waitress at various restaurants and cooked at Mary’s Dari Maid and Brown’s Restaurant both in Rushville.  She also was the driver of the transport van at the Schuyler County Senior Center.
 
She was a den mother with the boy scouts, when her boys were young.  In her younger years, she enjoyed mushrooming.  She also enjoyed reading and watching soap operas.  Her grandchildren were very important to her.
 
Services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 10, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Brother Matt Haberman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Messerer Cemetery, near Frederick.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thursday, March 9, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the Schuyler County Senior Center.  You are invited to share your memories of Joyce and leave condolences at www.woodfuneralhome.online

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Wanda Jean McSperritt, 85 of Macomb

Wanda Jean McSperritt age 85 of Macomb, passed away, Friday, March 3, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center Springfield, IL. She was born September 14, 1931, in Fandon to Herbert and Nellie Harding.
 
Wanda was united in marriage on June 22, 1949 in Macomb to Robert Eugene McSperritt, who passed away September 21, 2009.
 
She is survived by her children, Michael (Donna) McSperritt of Donnellson, IL, Steven McSperritt of Colchester, IL, and Carol Miller of Macomb; ten grandchildren: Christina McSperritt of Springfield, IL, Heather (Matt) Adams of Canton, IL, Michael J. (Kendra) McSperritt of Hillsboro, IL, Patrick (Whitney) McSperritt of Irving, IL, Daniel (Melyssa) McSperritt of Decatur, IL, Mark McSperritt and Jennifer Kitch of Macomb, Carrie Dawdy of New Berlin, IL, Brian (Jackie) Baxter of Walford, Iowa, Bradley (Kelsey) Baxter of Table Grove, IL, and Brandon (Leanne) Miller of Wautoma, WI.
 
She has twenty-seven great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She is also survived by two sisters. Beulah Self of Macomb and Luella VanFleet of Blandinsville, and a sister-in-law Judy Harding of Willshire, OH. Wanda also had numerous nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Delbert Harding of Willshire, OH.
 
Wanda was devoted to her family and cherished the times she spent with her children, grandchildren, and great great grandchild. She also, enjoyed sewing, crocheting, ceramics, her flower gardens, as well as, bird watching.
 
The family will meet with friends on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.. Graveside services will follow at 11:30 a.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with pastor Andre Harper officiating.
 
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Memorial Medical Center Foundation in care of 6th Floor ICU or Children's Miracle Network. You may sign the guest book and leave on line condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Zola Irene (Sims) Provine Alexander, 97, of Macomb

Zola Irene (Sims) Provine Alexander, 97, passed away peacefully, at her residence in Grand Prairie Assisted Living, Macomb, Illinois, on Friday, March 4, 2017, at 3:28 p.m.. She was born April 21, 1919, to Claude and Alice (Hunter) Sims in Bethel Township, McDonough County. Zola married William George Provine on March 15, 1937. He preceded her in death on August 20, 1955. She married John Alexander on August 11, 1958. He preceded her in death on May 29, 2010. Also, preceding her were her parents, daughter Betty Shannon, sister Ferne Lewellin, brothers William and George Sims, and one step daughter-in-law, Janet Alexander.
 
She is survived by her sons, Harvey (Carole) Provine and Roger (Lorna) Provine of Macomb, grandchildren, Heidi McKinney, Springfield, Denise VanAcker, Nick VanAcker of Moline, Ann Mellinger, Burlington, Lynnette Cale, Macomb, and Ross Provine, Metamora. Also surviving are great grandchildren Megan Dunnill, Courtney Williams, Chaunté and Miranda VanAcker, Bruce and Joel Provine, and Nina Cale, and great-great grandchildren Oliver Dunnill and Ja'Nyiah VanAcker. She is also survived by stepsons, Gary (Shirley) Alexander and Frank Alexander and stepdaughter, Bonita Cassidy and several step grandchildren and step great grandchildren. Zola and her husband, William, lived on a farm in Scotland Township where they raised dairy cattle. After William's death as the result of a farm accident, Zola and her young sons continued to milk the cows morning and night. She later worked at the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles in Macomb and Ebey's License Service. She enjoyed bowling and fishing. She loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed attending all their activities. Zola accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior in January, 1934. She attended the First Christian Church.
 
Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at the Clugston -Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Rev.Kelly Ingersoll will officiate. Burial will be at the Camp Creek Cemetery south of Macomb. The family will meet with friends one hour before the time of service on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Macomb or Harbor Lights Hospice in Galesburg. You may sign the guest book and leave online condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Robert Eugene Wetzel, age 90, formerly of Blandinsville

Robert Eugene Wetzel, age 90, a resident of the LaHarpe Davier Health Care Center and formerly of Blandinsville, passed away at 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, March 2,2017 at the Health Care Center. He was born on November 13, 1926 in Bentley, Illinois the son of Roscoe and Leona Simmons Wetzel. He married Mary Lou Wright on December 22, 1946 in Rushville, Illinois. She preceded him in death on January 31, 2009.
 
He is survived by three sons Jeffrey(Cathi) Wetzel of Gypsum, Colorado, Jerry(Holli) Wetzel of Eagle, Colorado and Steven(Heather)Wetzel of Gypsum, Colorado, nine grandchildren Jason Wetzel of Baltimore, Maryland Amanda Wetzel of Quincy, Illinois, Jim Wetzel of South Carolina, Evan Wetzel of Eagle, Colorado,Eliza Wetzel of Eagle, Colorado, Amelia Wetzel of Gypsum ,Colorado, Jeff(Carrie) Miller of Pinckneyville, Illinois, Tom Miller of Prairie City, Illinois and Jill(Justin) Griffith of Bushnell, Illinois, five great-grandchildren Tressie, Dalton, J.C., Jillian Miller , Riley Griffith , two sisters Marilyn Houston and Evelyn Yard, and two sister in laws Louise Wetzel and Annalee Wetzel, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son Jonathan Wetzel, two brothers Bill Wetzel and Wendell Wetzel and one sister Shirley Shafer.
 
Bob farmed in the Fountain Green area until 1967 when he moved to Blandinsville. Bob had served in the U.S. Army from 1945 until 1946 during World War II, he was a member of the American Legion Post 424 in Blandinsville was a 4-H leader in Hancock County, he was also a former member of the New Hope IOOF Lodge #263, was the Village President of Blandinsville for 15 years, and was on the Village Board of Trustees for two and a half years.
 
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the Clugston -Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.Rev. Bruce Goettsche will officiate. Burial will be in the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 12:30 P.M. until 1:30 P.M. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
 
Memorials may be made to the Robert Wetzel Memorial Fund. You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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William Pard Bartlow, 96, of Rushville, IL

William Pard Bartlow, 96, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 5:52 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital.  He was born July 9, 1920 in Rushville.  He was the son of the late Howard Pard and Elizabeth E. Eifert Bartlow.  He married Margie Ellen Dean June 30, 1946 in Rushville.  Margie passed away December 25, 2010.  

 

Bill is survived by his two sons, Jeffrey Pard Bartlow & wife Jeanne of New Port Richey, FL, Joseph Alan Bartlow of Rushville; four grandsons, John Pard Bartlow, Michael J. Bartlow, Zebulon J. Bartlow, Nathan M. J. Bartlow; two great grandchildren, Tyler Pard Bartlow and Myra Ann Bartlow; a sister, Nancy Jorgesen of Rushville.  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Jacob Lawler Bartlow, and a brother, Robert E. “Ted” Bartlow.  

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran of W.W. II.  A 1938 graduate of Rushville High School, he also graduated from Illinois Wesleyan College, Normal, IL, in 1942.  After his discharge from the army, he attended Western Illinois State Teachers College in Macomb, IL on the G.I. Bill.  In 1948 Bill, his father Howard, and brother Ted began construction on the facility, south of Rushville, known as Bartlow Brothers Inc., maker of Korn Top Meats.  The plant officially opened in 1950.  He worked there his entire career until retiring as President and C.E.O.  

 

He was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church, Schuyler American Legion Post #4, and was past President & 50 year member of the Rushville Rotary Club. Bill was an avid lover of music; in 1961 he completed a life-long goal of installing a Wurlitzer Pipe Organ in his home.  

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 6, 2016 at Rushville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Grant Armstrong officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with Military Honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 & a U.S. Army Honors Detail.  Calling hours will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at Worthington Funeral Home.  

 

Memorials may be given to Culbertson Hospital Foundation.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.

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Evelyn Mae Lane, 70, of Beardstown, IL

Evelyn Mae Lane, 70, of Beardstown, IL, passed away at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, at OSF St. Frances Medical Center in Peoria, IL.  She was born on October 5, 1946 in Beardstown, IL.  She was the daughter of the late Fairl A. and Margaret Elaine Trone Lane.  

 

She is survived by four daughters, Susan Campbell & husband Brad of Virginia, IL, Estella (Mia) Blake, Christina Graham and husband Richard, Brandy Burke and companion Pelone Urquiga all of Beardstown; seven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a brother, Robert Lane and wife Norma of Browning, several nieces, nephews & cousins. She was preceded in death by a sister, Susan Lane, and a niece, Stacey Lane.  

 

She grew up in Browning and graduated from Rushville High School in 1964.  Evelyn loved to mushroom hunt and explore the Illinois River banks for “treasures.”  She most of all, enjoyed her grandchildren.  

 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Debbie Hester officiating. Private inurnment will be held on the family lot at a later date.  Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of services on Wednesday.

 

Memorials may be given to Culbertson Hospital Foundation.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com

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Patricia Ann Campbell, age 84, of Blandinsville

Patricia Ann Campbell, age 84,of Blandinsville, passed away on March 1, 2017 at 9:34 P.M. at her home in Blandinsville.
 
She was born August 3, 1932 in Bushnell, Illinois the daughter of Victor and Erma Martin Goeke.
 
She married Gerald Campbell on July 1, 1951 in Niota, Illinois. He preceded her in death on August 7, 2002.
 
She is survived by two sons Delbert( Beth) Campbell of Blandinsville, Gary ( Cheryl) Campbell of Blandinsville, one daughter Pamela (Don) Rodeffer of Blandinsville, two sisters Charlotte Bowles and Victoria Teegan, one brother Steve Goeke, 10 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and her beloved pet dog Lucy.
 
She was preceded by her husband, parents, one sister Mary Goeke, and two brothers Irwin Goeke and Martin Goeke.
 
Patricia worked at NTN Bower for 20 years before her retirement. She lived most of her life in Blandinsville.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held on Friday, March 3, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. at Clugston – Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Memorials may be made to Blandinsville Fire and Rescue or the MDH Hospice Program. You may sign the guest book and leave condolences online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Josephine Ward, 93, of Rushville, formerly of Frederick

Josephine Ward, 93, of Rushville, formerly of Frederick, passed away at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at Liberty Village in Pittsfield.
 
She was born on February 18, 1924, at the family home in Bainbridge Township, the daughter of William Thomas and Ida (Persinger) Haber.  She married Russell Gayle Ward on March 11, 1947, in Virginia, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on July 25, 2008.
 
She attended Hazel Dell School and graduated from Rushville High School in 1942.  She worked as a clerk at J.C. Penney in Rushville for 3 years.  She then worked part time in the Schuyler County Treasurer’s Office for 24 years.  She attended the Frederick Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She loved working and helping her husband on the farm.  She also enjoyed cooking, gardening, and sewing.  She loved nature. She made quilts for all of her eight grandchildren.  Her pride and joy was her children and grandchildren, taking them on walks in the woods and wading in the creek.
 
Surviving are three children Marlys Knox and husband Bob of Springfield, Judy Ebbert and husband Bill of Pittsfield and Dean Ward and wife Sandy of Frederick, eight grandchildren Jennifer Keegan and husband Steven, Jason Vala and wife Courtney, Alissa Fuhrmann and husband Ben, Rachel Worden and husband Joel, Ryan Ebbert and husband Andriv, Robyn Engstrom and husband Aaron, Emily Fox and husband Mark, and Andy Ward and wife Megan, ten great grandchildren Zackary and Lucas Keegan, Christopher and Camden Vala, Avery Fuhrmann, Reagan and Rush Worden and Nolan, Connor and Ella Engstrom, one sister Zehrea Phillips of Rushville, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Allen Haber and an infant sister Mary Dorothy Haber.
 
Services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 4, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Brother Matt Haberman and Brenda Wessel officiating.  Interment will follow in the Messerer Cemetery, near Frederick.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to Frederick Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). You are invited to share your memories of Josephine leave condolences at www.woodfuneralhome.online

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Elizabeth L. "Betsy" Kirkham, 75, of Rushville

Elizabeth L. “Betsy” Kirkham, 75, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Monday, February 27, 2017 at The Elms in Macomb, IL.  

 

She was born on September 5, 1941 in Hillview, IL.  She was a daughter of the late Claude & Della Bell Moore.  She married Carl Eugene “Gene” Kirkham on October 4, 1959 in Springfield, IL.  He preceded her in death on July 16, 1997.  

 

She is survived by (2) sons, Bruce Kirkham & Patty of Cherry Valley, IL, Brian Kirkham of Champaign, IL, (1) daughter, Penny Billingsley & Mark of Cuba, IL, (5) grandchildren, Ian & Nate Billingsley, Claire, Emma & Joey Kirkham, (2) great grandchildren, Cadence Murphy, Penelope Billingsley.

 

She was a life-long housewife and was a supervisor at Rushville Hardees for twenty years before retiring in 2007.  She was a former member of the Phoenix Opera House board of directors, Rushville Junior Women’s Club and Schuyler District #1 school board.  

 

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating.  Inurnment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to The Phoenix Opera House.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.

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Cora Eileen Drawve, 90, of Canton

Cora Eileen Drawve, 90, of Canton, passed away at 11:13 AM, Monday, February 27, 2017, at Graham Hospital in Canton.
 
She was born on July 5, 1926, in Peoria, the daughter of Louis and Cora A. (LaFollette) Sylvester.  She married Everette L. Drawve on March 13, 1965, in Alton and he survives.
 
Also surviving are one daughter Monica Tjarks and husband Douglas of Cary, North Carolina, two grandchildren Tracy Adams and husband Jeff and Ross Tjarks and wife Andrea, five great grandchildren Taylor and Jacob Adams, Zoe, Lina and Staci Tjarks, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters Gladys Gilham and Dorothy Brown, and two brothers Robert “Dutch” and Howard Sylvester.
 
Eileen worked as a key punch operator for Caterpillar in Peoria for 31 years retiring in 1978.  She was a member of the Tyng Memorial Church in Peoria and the Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton.  She and Everette enjoyed taking drives, reading and watching movies.  She was a good hearted person, loved by all who knew her.
 
Services will be at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 3, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Pastor Stephen Bounds officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Wood Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation.  You are invited to share your memories of Eileen and leave condolences at www.woodfuneralhome.online

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Janet Rose Alexander, 65 of Colchester

Janet Rose Alexander age 65 of Colchester, passed away with her family at her side, Friday evening at O. S. F. Hospital in Peoria, Illinois.  She was born April 21, 1951, in Macomb to Bennie and Ardella Nelson Ritchey.  Janet was united in marriage on June 28, 1969 in Colchester to Frank William Alexander.
 
Surviving to mourn her passing are her Husband of 47 years, Frank of Colchester, 1 Son: Frankie Lee Alexander, Colchester, 1 Daughter: Janetta Rose Alexander, Colchester, 1 Granddaughter: Jamie Lynn Alexander, 1 Brother: Bennie (Jennie) Ritchey, Colchester, 6 Sisters: Sherry (Don) Hightower, Prairie City, Marie (Charles Johnson, Little Elms, Texas, Nurita (Steve) Wrolstad, Caprenteria, California,
Vickie (Lowell Melvin, Galesburg, Illinois, Bonnie (Dave) Long, Cuba, Illinois, Ginger Ritchey, Macomb.
 Janet was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
 
Janet was a member of the Fandon Christian Church, she loved all animals of which she would take them in.  She enjoyed sewing, collecting cook books, and then getting to cook for her family and friends.  Her greatest love of all was her husband, children, grandchild and family.
 
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Aaron Baker.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.  
 
Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 10:00 A.M. Tuesday.  Memorial is to St. Judes Children's Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Ramona I. Teel, 83, of Macomb

Ramona I. Teel, 83, of Macomb, IL passed away at 12:33 PM Saturday February 25, 2017 at her residence. She was born March 14, 1933 in Bluff City, IL to Loren and Alberta (Moulton) Fisher. She married Willard Lee Teel on January 31, 1954 in Macomb, IL. He preceded her in death.
 
She is survived by three sons, Randy Lee (Wendy) Teel of Macomb, IL; Douglas Lee (Taunya) Teel of Roseville, IL; Duane Lee (Lisa) Teel of Blandinsville, IL; four grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; one brother, Gary Fisher of Macomb, IL; one sister, Jeanette Darlene Jarnot of Macomb, IL.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and three sisters.
 
Ramona spent her life helping others weather she could afford to or not. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and watching them grow. Ramona took her job in the home very seriously and prided herself on a well-kept home.
 
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday March 2, 2017 in the Industry Cemetery with Pastor Jon Keck officiating. Visitation will be held at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home Wednesday March 1, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to Linda’s Fund at McDonough District Hospital. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com.   

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James E. Hunter age 79 of Kewanee, formerly of Tennessee, Illinois

James E. Hunter age 79 of Kewanee, Illinois, formerly of Tennessee, Illinois, passed away Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Royal Oaks Care Center, in Kewanee, Illinois.  He was born October 18, 1937, in Springfield, Illinois, to Leslie and Thelma Wilmot Hunter. James was united in marriage on June 11, 1977, in Macomb to Joyce Ussery. She preceded him in death on May 27, 2012.
 
Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Brother: Leslie L. (Norma Jean) Hunter, Springfield, Illinois, and several Nieces and Nephews. James was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joyce Hunter.
 
James a member of the Jehovahs Witness, and the Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics, Union Local 340.  He and his wife were avid antique collectors, he also loved to visit with family and friends, He retired from Haeger Pottery in Macomb, where he was the head setter for the kiln.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. No services will be held.  Burial will take place with his wife at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handleing arrangements.   To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Bobby Mathena 81 of Colchester

 
Bobby L. Mathena age 81 of Colchester, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb. He was born June 13, 1935, in Williamstown, Missouri, to Russell and Nancy Anna Davies Mathena. Bobby was united in marriage on June 16, 1965, in Peoria, Illinois to Juanita A. Fisher.  She preceded him in death on January 4, 2017.
 
 Surviving to mourn his passing  Sons; Gerald and Cindy Brown, Carthage, Illinois, Roger and Paula Brown, Macomb, Illinois, Rodney Brown, Kanas City, Missouri, Kevin Brown, Tennessee, Illinois, 1 Daughter Kimberly and George Lewis, Bloomington, Illinois, 14 Grandchildren: Jamison, Erin, Austin, Paxton, Wyatt, Brandi, Christopher, David, Kimberly, Joshua, Anna, Amanda Emily, Brett, 6 Great Grandchildren: Reece, Gavin, Jersey, Jesslynn, Jace, Charlotte,  2 Brothers: Russell and Mary Mathena, Joliet, Illinois,  Bill Mathena, Macomb, Illinois, 4 Nephews: Gary, Frank, Charles, Dennis, 3 Nieces: Brenda, Nancy, and Luana.
 
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Juanita, 1 brother: Basil, 1 sister: Betty Mathena Swanson, 1 Sister-in-law, 1 brother-in-law, and 2 nieces.
 
Bobby served his country in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He attended Grade School in Missouri and was a Graduate of Macomb High School.  He worked at McGraw Edison in Macomb before joining the carpenters Local 644 in Pekin, Illinois where he retired after 30 years.  
 
Bobby was a Member and served as Past Patron of OES #123, Past Master of AF & AM #0017.  He was a member of the Macomb VFW Post 1921, and Macomb American Legion Post 6.  Bobby enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pitch and mushrooming.  He loved to fish, having a cabin on the river for many years.  Of all the different things that Bobby did in his life, the greatest treasure was his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
 
Visitation with the family will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  A Masonic Service will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.  Cremation rites will be accorded following visitation.  A Graveside service with military rites will be held at a later date at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  
 
Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  In Lieu of flowers the family would like a memorial be made to McDonough District Hospital Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Dorothy Joan Tolles, 84, of Rushville

Dorothy Joan Tolles, 84, of Rushville passed away at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Heritage Manor Health Care Facility in Beardstown, Illinois. She was born January 30, 1933, in Macomb, Illinois, to the late Elmer and Naomi Steele Neidig. She married Robert Tolles on October 23, 1954, at the First Christian Church in Rushville. He preceded her in death in 1995.  She is survived by three children: Robert Tolles and wife Dian, Larry Tolles and wife Ramona all of Rushville, Lori Bassham and husband Bill of East Peoria; seven grandchildren: Jessica Kelly, James Bailey, Lindsay Roegge and husband Shon, Rachel Schwalb and husband David, Nick Tolles, Shanda Wood and husband Adam, Jeffrey Bassham and fiancé Brittany Harden; and eleven great-grandchildren.   Also surviving are a sister, Sharon Balmer of Galesburg, IL and brother, Michael Shroyer.  Dorothy was preceded in death by two brothers Ralph Self and Bobby Neidig, and two sisters Ruth Dunn and Marilyn Ward.  Dorothy worked at Bartlow Brothers Packing Plant until she and “R.T.” started their family. Later, she worked at Pings Pantry and Culbertson Memorial Hospital as a cook/dietary aide. She was proud that Dr. Dohner loved her fried chicken, and she always made sure that she saved him some. She loved to grow flowers and vegetables. Her secret for healthy house plants was that you had to talk to them. Dorothy loved her family and her dear friends. She especially loved to spend time with her grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Sam Stringer officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services on Wednesday.  Memorials may be given to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or Littleton Baptist Church.  

 

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Robert R. "Bud" Painter, 74, of Terre Haute, Illinois

Robert R. "Bud" Painter, 74, of Terre Haute, Illinois passed away at 11:45 PM Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
 
Born on July 14, 1942 in LaHarpe, Illinois, Bud was the son of Lowell and Lois Manifold Painter. On March 17, 1973 he married Jennifer Bruyn in the Terre Haute United Methodist Church. She survives.
 
Bud was a 1960 graduate of LaHarpe High School. He farmed all his life in the Terre Haute area. He was a volunteer fireman for the Terre Haute Fire Department for many years. Bud was a member of the Terre Haute United Methodist Church where he had also served as Trustee. He was an avid bowler and had achieved a perfect 300 game. He served as a softball coach for the summer league for many years.
 
Besides his wife, Bud is survived by three daughters: Michelle (Dan) Oilar of Kahoka, MO, Dawn (Chane ) Combites of Terre Haute, and Jena (David) Oilar of Kahoka, MO; five grandchildren and his twin sister: Roberta (Dick) Blackhurst of Farmington, IL.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson: Matthew Oilar and sister: Louise Rash.
 
A memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Jim Clayton officiating. A private family burial will be held at a later date. Friends may call anytime after 3:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. A memorial fund has been established for the Terre Haute United Methodist Church. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.

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Linda S. Moore, 75, of Macomb

Linda S. Moore, 75, of Macomb passed away at 12:29 p.m. Monday, February 20, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
 
She was born on May 10, 1941 in Macomb to Karl and Dorothy Wilkerson Albee.
 
She is survived by four sons, Rick (Donna) Moore of Macomb, Dan (Ann) Moore of Macomb, Tim (Susie) Moore of Sciota and Tom Riester of Texas; long time friend, Shihan George Vance of Bushnell, 10th degree black belt of the Black Dragon Triad; eleven grandchildren, Amber (Curtis) Bisby, Ryan (Brittney) Moore, Kassandra (Bradley) Mason, Kristyn (Scott) Hinman, Tashina Moore, Rebecca Moore, Heather Moore, Brian (Baylee) Moore, Angela (Richard) Otis, Tabitha Riester and Cody Riester; eleven great-grandchildren; one brother, Dennis (Debbie) Albee of Fort Madison, Iowa; one sister, Dyna Young of Arkansas and her two special dogs, Tomo and Zoey.
 
Linda lived most of her life in Macomb. She attended the First Christian Church of Macomb, later becoming a member of the Sciota Christian Church. She taught most of her life, starting with baton, guitar and tumbling while still in high school. She added martial arts and aerobics as an adult. She was a 6th degree black belt Hanshi, the highest ranked woman in the Black Dragon Triad.
 
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
 
Memorials may be made to the MDH Hospice or Pawsitive Beginnings.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Albert "Eddie" Cobb, 86, of Good Hope

Albert "Eddie" Cobb, 86, of Good Hope passed away at 4:29 p.m. Monday, February 20, 2017 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
 
He was born on February 12, 1931 in Industry to Bailey and Nellie Robinson Cobb. He married Jacqueline L. Johnson on July 23,1954, she preceded him on March 23,2010. He later married Betty Clark on January 4, 2014. She survives.
 
Also surviving are two children, Vickie (Randy) Brown of Taylor Ridge and Mark (Jackie) Cobb of Rock Island; grandchildren, Andrea (Jeremy) Miles, Vanessa (Fred) Larson, Rhonda (Chad) Sowards and Matt Brown; nine great-grandchildren and three brothers, Wayne (Sheila) Cobb, Joe Cobb and Lee (Janet) Cobb.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Thomas Brown; one brother, Richard Cobb and one sister, Barbara Cobb in infancy.
 
Eddie had lived in Peoria, Milan, St. Charles and Macomb before moving to Good Hope in 2002. He worked as a tool and dye maker for Caterpillar, International Harvester and McDonnell-Douglas.
 
He was a member of the First Christian Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He served in the United States Army in Germany from 1952 to 1954.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Macomb VFW with Rev. Mike Smith and Terry Goben, State Worthy President of Fraternal Order of Eagles officiating.
 
Memorials may be made to the MDH Hospice or the Center for Sight and Hearing in Rockford.
 
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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Billie L. "Bill" Hasten, 86, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of LaHarpe

Billie L. "Bill" Hasten, 86, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of LaHarpe, IL passed away 1:11 AM Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Ryan House Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ.
 
Bill was born on December 13, 1930 in Fountain Green, IL the son of Carl and Jessie McConnell Hasten. He married Cerece Alton on June 24, 1951 in Fountain Green.
 
After graduating from LaHarpe High School in 1948 he enlisted in the Navy. He served for 2 years and then joined the reserves. Bill and Cerece then purchased Hasten Newstand. In 1952 he was called back to active duty and served in Washington DC on the USS Keller for 2 additional years. Following his active duty Bill returned to LaHarpe to assist his wife in running Hasten Newstand.
 
Bill and Cerece Sold Hasten Newstand and then Bill went into partnership with Wayne Yetter to form LaHarpe Motor Sales. Bill continued in business until 2001.
 
Bill was active at the LaHarpe Christian Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher, Deacon and Elder. He was a volunteer fireman for the LaHarpe Fire Department. He was a member of the Lions Club, Golden Rule Club, and was a member of the LaHarpe Masonic Lodge.
 
He was a man of strong faith and honesty. All who knew Bill admired his character, humor and loyalty. He loved spending time with his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him.
 
He is survived by his wife; two daughters: Janel Schneider of Phoenix, AZ, Jill (Bill) Dyer of Golden, CO; four grandchildren: Jessica Schneider Morris, Justin Schneider, Ashley Dyer McManus, Brice Dyer; three great-grandchildren: Brady McManus, Benjamin McManus, Amelia Morris and one sister: Margie Walker.
 
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law: Kirk Schneider; two brothers: Carl Jr. and Jim Hasten and two sisters: Jean Blumer and Christine DeHaven.
 
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at The First Christian Church in Phoenix. A memorial Service and burial is pending in LaHarpe, IL. A memorial fund has been established for the LaHarpe Christian Church and Hospice of The Valley in Phoenix. Contributions may be mailed to The Bill Hasten Memorial Fund, C/O Banks & Beals Funeral Home, PO Box 503, LaHarpe, IL 61450. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.

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Eloise Baxter, 95, of Rushville

Eloise Baxter, 95, of Rushville, passed away at 10:30 PM, Sunday, February 19, 2017, at the Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Jacksonville.
 
She was born on May 2, 1921, in Rushville, the daughter of Glenn Ellis and Lura (Settles) Moore.  She married Dwight Baxter on March 22, 1944, the First United Methodist Church in Rushville.  He preceded her in death on October 21, 2014.
 
Surviving are one daughter Betty Sue Ford of Chapin, four grandchildren Beth Susan Peterson and husband Erik, Ronald Dale Ford, Jr., Stephen Matthew Ford and wife Sarah Beth, and Sarah Elizabeth Wheeler and husband Robert, nine great grandchildren Leslie Carmean, Morgan Wheeler, Hannah Garman, Jadon Wheeler, Jonah Garman, Joshua Ford and Rachel Ford, Savanna and Emma Ford, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, step father Harlan Robinson, son-in-law Ronald D. Ford, one sister Maxine Moore and one brother Glenn E. Moore.
 
After graduating from Rushville High School, she worked as a legal secretary for Bottenberg and Garrison Law Firm.  She served as Deputy Schuyler County Clerk from 1942 to 1944, was a clerk at J.C. Penney and Krauss Drug both in Rushville, a secretary in the Schuyler County School system for 12 years.  She and her husband owned and operated the What’zit Shop in Rushville.
 
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  She was very active in the community having served on the Schuyler County Home Bureau Board, serving as 4-H County Chairman and 4-H Leader, past member of the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Board, Past President and volunteer at the Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center in Rushville, Past President of the Schuyler-Brown Historical Society, Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteer, member of the Business and Professional Women.  She was the Grand Marshall for the Smiles Day in 1997 and received the Studs Terkel Humanities Service Award for community service in 2000. In 1928, as a young girl, she helped unveil the tablet in Central Park, marking the location where Abraham Lincoln spoke.
 
Services will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, February 24, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville, with David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursdayat the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or the Houston United Methodist Church, both in Rushville.  You are invited to share your memories of Eloise, leave condolences and view her memorial video at www.woodfuneralhome.online

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