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R. Douglas Taylor, 72, of Rushville

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

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Virgil E. Parker, 82, of rural Industry

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

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James "Jim" Entwistle, 77, of Macomb

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

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Mary Jo Keefauver, 72, of Lewistown

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

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Lotus Martin Hilton Webb, 101, of Tennessee

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

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

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

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Veta Marie (Maynard) Harper, 93, of Macomb, formerly of Good Hope

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

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Robert L. Howard, 74, of Macomb

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

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Doris K. (Little) Setser, 82, of Macomb

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

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L. Lorraine Hurst age 93 of Farmington, Illinois, formerly of Plymouth

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

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William E. Keene Jr; 80, of Plymouth

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

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Nedra P. Taylor, 96, of Blandinsville

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

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

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

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Darlyne Smith age 100 of Colchester,

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

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

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

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Angela Kay Green, 53, of Macomb

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

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John W. "Bill" Winston, 79, Monmouth

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

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

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

Place:  Roseville Rehab and Health Care in Roseville, IL

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

Parents:  Edward and Dorothy (Workman) Winston

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

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

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

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

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

Services:      2 pm on Sunday, November 18, 2017  

Place:    Shawgo Memorial Home

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

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

Interment:     cremation rites will be accorded following the service.

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

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

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Harry Lee Baker, age 71, of Bushnell, Illinois

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Russell (Jake) Phillips age 72 of Tennessee, Illinois

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

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

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

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James Paul Rebman, 84, of Rushville, IL

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

 

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Ruby Ilene Sipes, 93 of Macomb

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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

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Debra J. Davis, 56, of Macomb, Illinois

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

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Jack L. Danner, 84, Astoria IL

Name:   Jack L. Danner                         Age: 84   

Address:     Astoria, IL

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

Place:  Havana Health Care Center, Havana, IL

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

Parents: Galyn and Christene (Bucher) Danner

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

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

Preceded by:    parents and one daughter, Vickie Spires.

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

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

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

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

Place:    Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL

Officiating:  Pastor Gary Sheets

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

Interment:     Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials:          Astoria American Legion Post #25.

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

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Patricia E. Ward, 80, of Macomb, IL

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

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Kerry Jo Simpson, 56, of Rushville

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Sondra Colleen Metcalf Porter, 75, of Blandinsville

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

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

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

 

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

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

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Alexis Miller, 15, of Bowen

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

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Marianne E. Matheny, 73, Astoria, IL

Name:   Marianne E. Matheny                        Age: 73

Address:   Astoria, IL

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

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

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

Parents:  Ralph and Evalyn (Roland) Pratt

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

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

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

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

Military:         No

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

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

Place:    Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, IL

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

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

Interment:     Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials:   Ipava Order of the Eastern Star #226

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jeron Eugene Thomson, 34, of Macomb

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

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H. Louise Agans, 96, of Rushville

H. Louise Agans, 96, of Rushville, passed away at 4:10 AM, Monday, October 16, 2017, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.
 
She was born on September 22, 1921, in Schuyler County, Illinois, the daughter of Alva and Freeda (Montooth) Roudebush.  She married Lora Vail “Tom” Agans on August 14, 1940, in St. Charles, Missouri and he preceded her in death on October 7, 2000.
 
Surviving are three children Sandra Brockman of Beardstown, Larry Agans and wife Debbie of Marion, Janie Ward and husband Jerry of Rushville, eight grandchildren Thomas Vail Brockman and wife Teresa, Jeffrey W. Brockman and wife Rhonda, Jennifer L. Lovekamp and husband Joseph, Melissa L. Orr and husband Tom, Heather Agans, Haley Kelly and husband Chad, Lacey B. Young and husband Tyler, and Harold Lee Ward and wife Jennifer, 16 great grandchildren Meagan Brockman, Zachary Brockman, Lakin Brockman, McKenna Brockman, Zachary Orr, Alexis Orr, Christopher Beyer, Hannah Barnewolt, Mallory Bowman, Lance Kelly, Paxton Kelly, Callen Young, Ellery Young, Ryan Ward, Madeline Ward and Joseph Ward, one sister Betty Bader of Morrisonville, Wisconsin, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one grandson Dusty Ward, son-in-law Richard Brockman, one sister Geraldine Toland and two brothers Richard Roudebush and Robert Roudebush.
 
A 1940 graduate of Rushville High School, Louise worked for Quinn Shoe Store and as a bookkeeper for Boydston Lumber in Rushville.  She then worked with her husband at their business Tom’s Shell, retiring on March 15, 1980.
 
She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville.  She was also a member of the Adelaide Rebekah Lodge # 381 in Rushville and the Macomb Rebekah Lodge # 342 in Macomb.  She volunteered with Culbertson Hospital Auxiliary and at the Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center in Rushville.  She enjoyed crocheting. 
 
Services will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to Hope Blooms or Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation.  You are invited to share your memories, leave condolences and view her memorial video at www.woodfh.net
 

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Charles Edward Brown, 87, of Macomb

Charles Edward Brown, 87, of Macomb, formerly of Lee’s Summit, Missouri passed away at 10:25 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
 
He was born on January 18, 1930 in Warrensburg, Missouri to Hickman C. and Laura D. Burrington Brown. He married Carole Diane May on May 14, 1973 in Miami, Oklahoma. She survives.
 
Also surviving are two sons, Jeff Brown of Macomb and Christopher (Jennifer) Brown of Camarillo, California and three grandchildren, Willow Brown, Andor Brown and Cormac Brown, all of Camarillo. He was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Hickman Jr. and William.
 
Charles lived in Lee’s Summit, Missouri for many years before moving to Macomb in 2014. He was an Air Force Veteran serving from 1950 to 1953.
 
He worked as an electrician and was a member in good standing of Local Union 124 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 68 years.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Private burial of ashes will be in the Veteran’s Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.
 
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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Georgia Ann "Annie" Friday 47 of Decatur

Georgia Ann "Annie" Friday 47 of Decatur passed away on October 3, 2017 in Decatur.
 
Annie was born November 27, 1969. She was the beloved daughter of the late Tom Friday and Mary Lou who survives. She is also survived by her children Micheal Ray and Amber Nicole. Her siblings Randy (Cheryl) Friday, Hank Friday, Jamie Powell, Kelly Friday, Jackie (Terry) Sullivan, Missy (Duke) Friday, and Andy Friday. She is also survived by her birth family, Georgia Myers, Sandra Humphrey, Teresa Myers, Cathy Myers, Billy Myers, Diane Christoffersen, and Raymond Myers and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
 
She is preceded in death by her father, her grandparents, and many beloved family members and dear friends.
 
Annie loved Halloween, dressing up and decorating for the kids every year, and had a strong passion for her animals. She loved Nico, Cece, and Sandy beyond measure.
 
She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
 
There will be a graveside service at the St. Mary’s Cemetery on October 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. All who wish to attend will meet at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb at 1:30 to proceed to the cemetery.
 
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Annie’s memory in care of Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Marilyn Kay (Dohner) Johnson, 71, Macomb

Marilyn Kay (Dohner) Johnson, 71, Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 2:30 p.m., October 7, 2017, at The Elms Nursing Home, Macomb, Illinois.

She was born May 27, 1946, in Rushville, Illinois to Robert Samuel and Beulah Marie (Gibble) Dohner. She married Jim Taylor in Astoria, Illinois on August 15, 1965. They divorced in 1985. She married William Garry Johnson June 25, 1989, in Macomb, Illinois. He survives.

Marilyn is also survived by one sister: Martha (Lee) Fillingham of Table Grove, Illinois and two brothers David Dohner of Vermont, Illinois and Mark Dohner of Ipava, Illinois; two sons of husband Garry Johnson--Christopher Johnson of Los Angeles, California and Colin Johnson of Bloomington, Indiana; five Dohner nieces and nephews (Anthony Fillingham of Macomb, Illinois, Aaron [Lena] Dohner of Eureka, Illinois, Dawn Dohner of Vermont, Illinois, Dianne [Cody] Stinnett of Vermont, Illinois and Amy [Nick] Grimberg of Vermont, Illinois and 7 Johnson nieces and nephews in Canada, 9 Dohner and 8 Johnson grand-nieces and grand-nephews; two Johnson brother-in-laws: John Edward Johnson and Douglas Harry Johnson of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and, a number of aunts and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Beulah Dohner, and brother-in-law Warren Albert Johnson.

Marilyn graduated from V.I.T. High School, Table Grove, Illinois and Midstate College of Commerce, Peoria, Illinois. She thoroughly enjoyed her 38-1/2 years of service to Western Illinois University as a Clerk Stenographer, Personnel Assistant, and Executive Secretary to the President/Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

She served as a 30+-year member of the McDonough County 708 Board of Directors, and during her career, she served the Western Athletic Club Board of Directors, McDonough County United Way Board of Directors, Performing Arts Society Board of Directors, Macomb Altrusa Club, Fulton/McDonough County Mental Health Center, Business and Professional Women’s Club, and as co-chair of the WIU Centennial Celebration Committee. She was proud to be named in 1999 as one of the 50 Women of Western and in 2005 to be honored by the WIU Alumni Association as a Western Illinois University Honorary Alum as well as being named in 2005 by WIU students as Grand Marshal of the WIU Homecoming Parade.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 1:00 pm. at the The Grand Ballroom, Western Illinois University in the University Union, one and one half hour prior to a Celebration of Life service which will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Pastor Barry Reed will officiate.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Private interment will be Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Western Illinois University Foundation – W. Garry & Marilyn K. Johnson Scholarship 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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Frances Eliza Ross, 92, of Rushville

Frances Eliza Ross, 92, of Rushville, passed away at 4:35 AM, Monday, October 9, 2017, Heritage Health, Therapy and Senior Care in Beardstown.

 

She was born on November 30, 1924, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Forest G. and Anna P. (Matheny) Toland.  She married Robert R. Ross on May 21, 1945, in Galesburg.  He preceded her in death on February 18, 2010.

 

Surviving are three sisters-in-law Jane Toland of Lafayette, Indiana, Lela Tomlinson of Quincy and Ruth Diseron and husband Richard of Rushville, one brother-in-law Maurice Ross of Rushville, five nephews, seven nieces, one step nephew, three step nieces and several great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two brothers Glade Toland and William Toland, an infant sister Mary M. Toland, sisters-in-law Rayetta Ross, Sonja Ross and Mabel Heath, brothers-in-law Russell Tomlinson, Joseph Heath and Byron Ross and a nephew Rodney Diseron

Frances attended Olive Branch and Hickory Grove rural schools in Schuyler County.  She was a 1942 graduate of Industry High School and attended Western State Teachers College in Macomb.  For 2 years, she worked for Illinois Commercial Telephone Company in Macomb.  She a farm wife and homemaker.

 

She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School.  For over 60 years, she was a member of the Schuyler County Home Extension, having served several years as President.  She was also the leader of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club for 11 years an a member of the Illinois State and National Associated Women of the World.  She loved her home and flowers.  Frances was also a seamstress and member of the Nifty Needlers Quilting Group.

 

Services will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church.  You are invited to share your memories of Frances and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.
 

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Elsie Helen Archer, 85 of Industry

Elsie Helen Archer, 85 of Industry passed away at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

She was born on November 20, 1931 in McDonough County to Alva and Ica Flack Skiles. She married G. Franklin Archer on July 8, 1951 in Industry. He passed away on December 15, 1997.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Marjorie McMillan and Velma Skiles.

Elsie is survived by two sons, Steve (Kristi) Archer of Washington and Scott (Cheryl) Archer of Mapleton; one daughter, Jill (Lynsey) Lynn of Pontiac; six grandchildren, Kelsey (Jake) Bill, Amy (Matthew) Sumner, Haley (Brent) Hinderliter, Evan (Amanda) Archer, April Lynn and Jared Lynn; one great-granddaughter, Alexis Sumner; two brothers, Al (Janice) Skiles and Jerry (Linda) Skiles and one sister, Jane (Richard) Russell.

Elsie lived all of her life in the Industry area. She graduated from Industry High School and attended Western Illinois University. She was a member of the Doddsville United Methodist Church. She worked as a farm wife, drove a school bus and worked as a teacher’s aide at Industry High School for many years and in her early life she worked at Newberry’s Five and Dime store in Macomb.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Industry High School with Reverend David Haney officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the school. Burial will be in Doddsville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to either the Doddsville Methodist Church, Pinhook Park or the Windmill Maintenance 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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Jeanine Pollmeier, 63, of Macomb

Jeanine Pollmeier, 63, of Macomb passed away at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at her residence.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Macomb. The family will meet with friends at the church Saturday from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the MDH Hospice Program.
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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Elva F. Jefferson age 91 of Macomb

Elva F. Jefferson age 91 of Macomb, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.  Elva was born January 14, 1926, in Tennessee, Illinois, to Bert and Agnes Wilcox Cuba.  She was united in marriage on November 3, 1945, at the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church, to Hoyt Jefferson.  He preceded her in death on November 12, 2004, she was also preceded in death by her parents, 1 Daughter: Anita Jefferson, 1 Sister, and 4 Brothers.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: John David (Colleen) Jefferson, Grundy Center, Iowa, 1 Daughter: Caralee (Bill) McGinnis, Carthage, Illinois, 6 Grandchildren: Tim (Marci) Jefferson, Nathan Jefferson, Luke Jefferson, Jacob (Jeni) Jefferson, Molly (Lenny) Sanders, Dan (Mary) McGinnis, 13 Great Grandchildren, 1 Brother In Law: Dean Jefferson, 1 Sister In Law, Maribeth Jefferson along with several Nieces and Nephews.
Elva attended the New London Iowa, Presbyterian Church, Hillsgrove United Methodist Church, Argyle Presbyterian Church.  She attended Western Illinois University, Valedictorian of her 1943 Colchester High School Class, received the D.A.R. in 1943,  She was a member of the, New London Tri T Women, McDonough County Home Bureau, and the McDonough County Farm Bureau.  Elva had been employed by the McDonough County Farm Bureau.
Services will be 12 Noon Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Jim Clayton.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 A.M. to 12 Noon Friday at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Memorial is to the Elms Nursing Home Staff.   On line Condolences to the family can be left at jonesmortuaryfh.com 

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Gerald "Jerry" Vawter, 86, of Industry

Gerald "Jerry" Vawter, 86, of Industry, IL, passed away at 10:45 AM Saturday October 7, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by family. He was born October 28, 1930 in McDonough County, IL to James Melvin and Okle Dale (Cheesman) Vawter. He united in marriage to Emmie (Lung) Vawter June 5, 1954. She survives.
 
To this union was born three surviving children, Debra Sue, Jerry Joe, and Vickie Sue. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Brent and Bryce Bainter, Jessica (Adams) Vawter, Jennifer and Jacob Janssen; and five great-grandchildren.
 
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Lewis, Max, and Bob Vawter.
He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1951 until 1953.
 
Jerry was a Brickmason by trade. He was also a “die-hard” Cubs fan and a great outdoorsman, loving to hunt and fish. He cherished his family and loved following his grandchildren in their sporting events.
To honor Jerry’s wishes, there will be no visitation.
 
For his friends and relatives, there will be calling hours held at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home on Monday October 9, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Graveside services with Military Rites will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at the Oakwood Cemetery. Pastor Bennett Woods will officiate.
 
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the McDonough District Hospice for the excellent care they provided. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com 

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Roger Neil Hobby, 70, of Blandinsville

Roger Neil Hobby, 70, of Blandinsville passed away at 12:02 a.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at his residence.

He was born on May 3, 1947 in Monmouth to Henry Cecil and Margaret Ruth Fisher Hobby. He married Carol L. Gray on September 5, 1965. She passed away on August 22, 2017.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Roger is survived by one daughter, Robin (Bryan) Hofmeister of Acworth, Georgia; one son, Kevin Hobby of Blandinsville; three grandchildren, Jacob (Kristy) Hobby, Brandon Gebhardt and Clayton Gebhardt; four great-grandchildren and two sisters, Barbara (Rex) Stewart and Karen (Lewis) Moore.

Roger lived most of his life in Blandinsville. He worked for 45 years at NTN-Bower as a machine operator, retiring in 2012.

He enjoyed camping, fishing and was an avid Chicago Bears fan.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville with Larry Hobby officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville.

Memorials may be made to the Blandinsville Fire and Rescue Squad or Fresenius Kidney Care in Galesburg.

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

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D Ruth Sappington age 88 of Macomb

D Ruth Sappington age 88 of Macomb, passed away September 30, 2017, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.  She was born June 3, 1929, in Media, Illinois to Mr. and Mrs. Cleo Corley.  Ruth was united in marriage September 17, 1949, in Strong?hurst, Illinois, to John P. Sappington.  He preceded her in death on July 24, 2000, she was also preceded by her parents,  and 2 Brothers.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: Jay P. Sappington, Macomb, Illinois, 1 Daughter: Jayne A. Sappington, Lubbock, Texas, 6 Grandchildren: Sarah, Seth, Jared, Zachary, Jessica and Kaitlin, 5 Great Grandchildren, 3 Sisters: Doris E. Mason, Dorothy Lindell, and Gwen.
Ruth was a member of the Doddsville United Methodist Church, and retired from the Department of Labor with the State of Illinois.
Private Graveside services will be held at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.  Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Thursday.  Memorial is to the Doddsville United Methodist Church or McDonough District Hospital Hospice.   On line Condolences to the family can be left at jonesmortuaryfh.com 

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Terry A. "Maynard" Leverton, 57, of Rushville

Terry A. "Maynard" Leverton, 57, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017, at his residence.  He was born on September 29, 1960 at Monmouth, IL.  He was a son of the late Charles H. & Rose Anna Taylor Leverton.  
 
He married Lori Taylor on April 7, 1984 in Rushville.  She survives along with (2) sons, Terry Joe Leverton, Samuel Ray Leverton both of Rushville, (1) daughter, Anna Pilger & Bobby of Astoria, IL, (10) grandchildren, (1) brother, Russell Leverton & Susan, (2) sisters, Jessie Gustafson & Mike of Rushville, IL, Barbara Gustafson of Beardstown, IL. He was preceded in death by (3) brothers, Samuel, Charles & David Leverton, (1) sister, Marilyn Bean.
 
Terry graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1979. He was a Navy veteran serving from 1979 to 1982. He was a carpenter working out of Union Local #270 until his retirement in 2015.   He enjoyed fishing, hunting, the St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR and most of all spoiling his grandchildren.  
 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. Craig Stevens officiating. Interment will follow in Christian Neck Cemetery with military honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and a Navy Honors Detail. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday.  
 
Memorials may be given to Great River Honor Flight.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to  www.worthingtonfh.com
 

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Phoebe Jane Jackson, 70, of Macomb

Phoebe Jane Jackson, 70, of Macomb, IL, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Cedar Village Long Term Care in Ness City, KS.  She was born October 1, 1946 in Rushville, IL daughter of the late Marcus L. & Henrietta Campbell Robinson.  
 
She is survived by (3) sons Ricky Jackson &  Colleen of Macomb, IL; Billy Jackson & Carol of Macomb, IL; and Rodney Jackson of Roseville, IL;  (1) daughter Marce McGovern & Michael of Beeler, KS;  (11) grandchildren,  Justin, Cody & Dylan McGovern, Dalton, Michaela, Skyler, Allison, Meagan, Bailey, Reece & Delaney Jackson; (2) great grandchildren Lexie & Jasmine McGovern; (1) Sister Doris Distefano & Charles of Pearland, TX,  several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by (3) brothers, Norman, Edwin & Sterling Robinson.  
 
Phoebe lived most of her life in Macomb, IL until November 2016 when she moved to Kansas to live with her daughter. She worked at Wal-Mart from 1987 until retiring in 2011. Phoebe loved to read and watch television.  She also liked to crochet blankets for her loved ones. She also donated blankets to several charities including Paralyzed Veterans, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and SPCA.
 
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday October 6, 2017 at the Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating.   Interment will follow at the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday.
 
Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A gift fund has been established in her name. Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.
 

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Mary Ann Stewart, 75, of Good Hope

Mary Ann Stewart, 75, of Good Hope passed away at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family after a two year battle of cancer.
 
She was born on December 30, 1941 in Walkerville, Illinois to Durward and Zella Mundy Ward. She married Wayne Stewart in 1963.
 
Surviving are her husband, Wayne of 54 Years; son, Ronnie (Cynthia) Stewart of Warsaw; daughter, Bonnie (Tim) Ross of Elgin; four grandchildren, Alisha (David) Meyer of Manchester, Iowa, Brian (Brittany) Ross of Streamwood, Illinois, Casey Stewart of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Amber Ross of Elgin and one great-grandson, Jackson Ross of Streamwood.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents.
 
She was a retired Telecommunications Director at Western Illinois University.
 
She enjoyed traveling, spending time with family and friends and reading.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be in the Good Hope Cemetery.
 
Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice or Western Illinois Home Healthcare.
 
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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John Wayne Dildine, 71, of Industry

John Wayne Dildine, 71, of Industry passed away at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
John was born on February 9, 1946 in Williamsville, Missouri to Cecil and Beatrice Deason Dildine. He married Ruth Ann Coakley on February 16, 1968 at the Industry Assembly of God Church. She survives.
 
Also surviving are three children, Belinda Gomez of Beardstown, Waynette Markley of Industry and John (Megan) Dildine of Adair; eight grandchildren, Jessica (Jeremy) Nell of Stoughton, Wisconsin, Cody (Misty) Markley of Table Grove, Erica Sabino (Ryan Lashbrook) of Rushville, Angel Sabino of Rushville, A.J. Ruiz of Carthage, Emma Dildine of Adair, Ethan Dildine of Adair and Emerson Dildine of Adair; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Ryker Markley of Table Gove; two sisters, Janet Ray of Pekin and Mina Dickinson of Astoria and one brother, Ron Dildine of Wisconsin.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents.
 
John was in the Navy serving aboard the USS Constellation during Vietnam from 1964 to 1968.
 
He went on to drive a semi for Max Fawcett trucking in Table Grove. He then was employed at NTN-Bower in Macomb from which he retired in 2005. He also farmed.
 
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and talking on the CB. After retiring, he spent most days at Forman’s garage in Industry.
 
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at Industry Assembly of God Church with Pastor Jon Keck and Chaplain Ted Shirley officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial of ashes will be in the Industry Cemetery with full military rites being conducted by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW.
 
Memorials may be made to the Industry Fire Department.
 
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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Gary A. "Ike" Mathis, 71, of Rushville

Gary A. "Ike" Mathis, 71, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017, at his residence. He was born on December 15, 1945 in Woodstock Twp, Schuyler Co., IL.  He was the son of the late Lyle & Verna Hopping Mathis.  
 
He married Melissa Coffman on July 27, 1968 in Stonington, IL.  She survives along with (2) sons, Luke Mathis & wife Sadie of Divernon, IL, Josh Mathis of Rushville, IL, (2) daughters, Beth Oeser of Rushville, IL, Lori Prather & husband Matthew of Rushville, IL, (11) grandchildren, Amber Logan & Scott of Rushville, IL, Kailey Elliott & Michael of La Jolla, CA, Kendra Ward of Edwardsville, IL, Gretchen Ward, Erin Herbster, Eric Prather, Jadyn Prather, Trace Prather all of Rushville, IL, Verna Jane Mathis, Etta Jean Mathis, Clinton Lovens all of Divernon, IL, (2) great grandchildren, Jase Allen Logan, Gracelynn Vesta Crook both of Rushville, IL, (2) sisters, Hazel Geer of Tucson, AZ, Edie Buckalew & Terry of Browning, IL, (1) aunt, Geri Stevens of Rushville, IL, (4) nieces & nephews who were like his own children, Stephania Murrell & Brad, Jason Meyer all of Browning, IL, Lacey Meyer & Mike, Mike Mathis both of Rushville, IL, (2) granddogs, Otis Mathis & Kevin Elliott.  He was preceded in death by (1) son, Andrew Allen Mathis, (1) daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Mathis, (1) grandson, Clayton Ward, (1) brother, Kenneth “Shorty” Mathis, (2) brother-in-laws, Ronald (Hockey) Meyer, Charles Geer, (2) nephews, Shawn Meyer, Ronnie (JR) Meyer.  
 
Gary graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1963. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968.  He was an independent logger until 1994.  He then worked maintenance at L&N Industries for 19 years until retiring in 2013.  
 
Gary (Ike) was a genuinely good person who never knew a stranger and liked everyone!  He cared about his family like no other.  He enjoyed the gambling boat, watching stock car racing, and bull riding.  He loved his outdoor swing and being surrounded by his family.
 
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Rushville with Father Adam Stimpson officiating.  Interment will follow in Browning Cemetery with military honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and an Army Honors detail.    
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to Carcinoid Tumor Research.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to  www.worthingtonfh.com.
   
 

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Anne G. Allen, 85, of Macomb

Anne G. Allen, 85, of Macomb passed away at 3:55 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017, at her home, surrounded by family.

She was born on December 21, 1931 in Havana to John S. and Gertrude Heater Gaw. She married Robert W. Allen on November 19, 1953. They were married for 62 years. He passed away on January 12, 2016.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant son John David Allen, two son-in-laws, Rob Meline and Doug Marlowe and two brothers, James and William Gaw.

Anne is survived by five children, Roger Allen of Evansville, Indiana, Lynn Marlowe of Macomb, Doug Allen of Macomb, Diane Meline of Macomb and Carol (Scott) Leonard of LaSalle; a special friend, her sister-in-law, Agnes Gaw of Elmhurst; six grandchildren, Kayla (Derek) Switzer, Jaclyn Leonard, Jay Leonard, Kelsey (Austin Church) Meline, Erin Meline and Katie (Rainer) Warpenburg and three great-grandchildren, Garrik, Hagen and Tavin Warpenburg.

She lived in Havana and Springfield , before moving to Macomb. She was a graduate of St. Francis Nursing School and worked as a Registered Nurse at Beu Health Center at Western Illinois University from 1971 to 1998.

She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Macomb, and served as a room mother for her children when they attended school at St. Paul’s Grade School.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 9, 2017 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Macomb with Father Adam Stimpson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial of ashes will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church or MDH Hospice.

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

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Timothea Thorne Gentry-Harris, 58, of Macomb

Timothea Thorne Gentry-Harris, 58, a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

Born on September 20, 1959, Thea was the eldest of seven children born to Joyce Powell Gentry and Benjamin Francis Gentry, both who preceded her in death.

Thea graduated from Macomb Senior High School and attended Monmouth College where she studied nursing. For 18 years, Thea worked at Western Illinois University as a Campus Operator. During that time, if you called the main switchboard and heard a welcoming greeting of: "Western Illinois University

or Campus Operator," you were most often talking to Thea.

On April 12, 2013, Thea married Steven Harris who survives. The couple enjoyed traveling to Steve’s concerts and spending time at home with their dogs and cat. Thea was known for her good humor, loving spirit and sharp wit. While she loved her dog, Bubba, she always had an inexplicable love of frogs which earned her the nickname of "Froggy" to her family.

Thea is survived by her two daughters, Danica Gentry-Rist (Montgomery) and Reese Gentry, both of Peoria. She also leaves behind grandchildren whom she cherished: Baylee Gentry, Warren Lewis, Taylor Lewis, Maysen Lewis, Dayvid Lewis, Jasmine Rist and Kennadi Rist. She is preceded in death by her grandson, Jeremiah Rist.

She is also survived by her sisters and brothers, Thaddeus Adair Gentry (Lisa) of Schaumburg, IL,

Tiffani Mari Griffin (Jeff) of Ashland, OR, Joy Anastasia Gentry of Arlington, MA, Gabrielle Claudine Gentry of Portland, OR, Benjamin John Gentry (Renee) of Macomb, and Gunnar Powell Gentry of Macomb.

In addition, she leaves behind a niece and seven nephews, Samantha and Jeremy Gentry, Joshua and Finn Griffin, Jasper Gentry, Benjamin, Payton and Boston Gentry.

Thea was also a member of the St. Paul Catholic Church in Macomb, where she attended Sunday school and made her confirmation.

A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at St. Paul Church, 309 W Jackson St, in Macomb.

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

The family request there be no flowers.

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

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Vickee Ann Taft, 64, of Macomb

Vickee Ann Taft, 64, of Macomb passed away at 12:11 a.m. Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at her residence in Macomb.

She was born on May 16, 1953 in Bangor, Maine to Robert L. and Madelyn L. Buskee Tait. She married Mark Taft. He passed away on July 9, 2017.

She is also preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by two sons, Sean Tait of Forest Grove, Oregon and Ryan Sanborn of Nevada, two grandchildren, Jordan Tait and Sean Tait, three sisters, Linda Tait, Sandra Tait and Jeri J. Tait, two brothers, Robert Steven Tait and Lee Tait, sister-in-law, Vickie Tait, several nieces and nephews and her good friend, Peggy Koontz.

Vickee lived most of her life in Macomb. She had worked at NTN Bower for several years.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no service.

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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F. Warren Litchfield, 90, of Macomb

F. Warren Litchfield, 90, of Macomb passes away at 2:02 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Warren was born in McDonough County on July 9, 2017 to Fred and Garnet Hayes Litchfield. He married Dorothy L Stoneking on May 22, 1948. Together they were the parents of Sherry and Randy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy, brother Wendell, sister Alene Atkinson, son Randy and infant grandson Tyler Joseph Peterson.

Warren served in the United States Army. Prior to that he worked as a civilian mechanic at Camp Ellis.

Warren had many jobs over his lifetime, but most people will remember him from King Seely Thermos. He last worked and retired from the WIU Building Services.

A loving husband, father and grandfather, Warren enjoyed the life he and Dorothy made together and the family they created.

Left to cherish his memory are daughter Sherry (Ray) Peterson of Macomb, daughter-in-law Terra Litchfield of Macomb, sister Mary Irwin of Macomb, brother William Litchfield of New Philadelphia, grandchildren Stacie Thompson of Macomb, Derek (Lisa) Litchfield of Macomb, Rebecca (Scott) Wayland of Ashland, Kristen (Scott) Terry of Macomb and Trevor M. Peterson of Springfield and great-grandchildren Lauren Thompson of Macomb, Elise Zeigler of Macomb, Olivia and Scotlynn Terry of Macomb, Heidi and Zachery Wayland of Ashland.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2007 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Pastor David McHenry of the First Baptist Church of Ashland officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb where full military rites will be conducted by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in memory of Randy.

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

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Dorothy L. Litchfield, 87, of Macomb

Dorothy L. Litchfield, 87, of Macomb passed away at 6:25 p.m. Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

She was born on March 11, 1930 in McDonough County to Jacob and Pearl Cheesman Stoneking. Dorothy married F. Warren Litchfield on May 22, 1948. He survives. Together they were the parents of two children, Sherry and Randy.

Over her lifetime, Dorothy worked at the Sugar Bowl, Haeger Pottery, the Ladies Fashion Dept. at Montgomery Wards and King Seeley Thermos.

Mrs. Litchfield was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

Dorothy was a passionate gardener, known for the lovely flowers she grew and tended. Friends even nicknamed her the Flower Queen. Sometime later they could be seen driving around town in their car with the license plate flwrqn 1.

Another favorite of hers was to cook big meals for her family. We were especially fond of her lemon meringue pies and always eager to devour one or two of them. They were not only delicious, but beautiful as well. Worthy of a picture in a cooking magazine.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents, son Randy Alan Litchfield and infant grandson Tyler Joseph Peterson.

Family left to cherish her memory are husband Warren, daughter Sherry D. (Ray) Peterson and daughter-in-law Terra Litchfield all of Macomb, grandchildren, Stacie Thompson of Macomb, Derek (Lisa) Litchfield of Macomb, Rebecca (Scott) Wayland of Ashland, Kristen (Scott) Terry of Macomb and Trevor M. Peterson of Springfield and great-grandchildren, Lauren Thompson of Macomb, Elise Zeigler of Macomb, Oliva and Scotlynn Terry of Macomb and Heidi and Zachery Wayland of Ashland.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend David McHenry of the First Baptist Church of Ashland officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. Following the burial there will be a Celebration of Life at the Bailey House in Macomb.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in memory of Randy.

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

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Norma Windsor, 84, of Rushville

Name:   Norma Windsor                           Age: 84

Address:   Rushville, IL

Date of Death: Sunday, September 24, 2017   Time:   10:35 pm      

Place:  Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Rushville, IL

Date of Birth:    June 22, 1933  Place: 

Parents:  John Roscoe and Gordia Eurith (Benham) Ford

Married: Harold Lee Windsor on February 25, 1952 in Canton, IL.  He preceded her in death on April 5, 2010.

Survivors: Son-Randall (and Deborah) Windsor of Canton, IL
  Daughter-Sandra (and Jan) McCombs of Littleton, IL
  Son-Timothy Windsor of Canton, IL
  Daughter-Penny Windsor of Macomb, IL
  Son-David Windsor of Macomb, IL
  Son-John Windsor of Astoria, IL
  Daughter-Aimee (and Shannon) Burget of Summum, IL
  15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren
  Sister-Judy Mitchell of Inota, OK
 
Preceded by:   Daughter-Cynthia Windsor, Grandchildren Amanda Chrisco and Casey
   Chrisco, 2 sisters, Wilma Parks and Delores Thompson, and 5 brothers;
     John, Richard, James, Rosco, and Ralph Ford.

Occupation:  Norma worked in housekeeping at Graham Hospital in Canton, IL.  She also worked at the overall factory in Canton and the glove factory in Bushnell, IL  She was a homemaker for several years and enjoyed sewing and quilting.

Military:         No

Memberships:  

Services:    3:00 pm on Thursday, September 28, 2017    

Place:    Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL

Officiating: 

Visitation:   one hour prior to the services on Thursday at the funeral home

Interment:     cremation rites will be accorded following visitation.

Memorials:       Alzheimer’s Association of Central Illinois, 606 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria, IL

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

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Toni Faye McAvoy, 70, of Seaton

Toni Faye McAvoy, 70 of Seaton, Illinois, passed away Monday, May 22, 2017 at Trinity Hospital, Rock Island after valiantly battling lung cancer for several years.

Toni was born on January 31, 1947 in Macomb, Illinois to John Thomas and Barbara (Breeden) McAvoy. She was a 1964 graduate of Macomb High School and later received her Associate degree from Southeastern Community College, Burlington, Iowa. She served Blue Cross & Blue Shield for many years as a customer service representative.

Toni enjoyed cross stitching, quilting, cooking, and bargain hunting. Her favorite things though were her weekend trips with her brother and sister-in-law and spending time with her son and his family.

Those left to cherish Toni’s memory include her son and daughter-in-law: Dale and Debbie Dilts of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; grandchildren: Brandon and Shelby; brother and sister-in-law: Dr. Victor and Karon McAvoy of Aledo, Illinois; and half sister, Becky Yoho of Carthage, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Pennington Point Cemetery West of Adair. Rev. A. Lee Unger will officiate.

Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of local arrangements.

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

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Zenith V. Parrish Haddix Thompson, 96, of LaHarpe, IL

Zenith V. Parrish Haddix Thompson, 96, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 1:20 PM Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Wesley Village in Macomb, IL.

Born on March 19, 1921, in Rutledge, MO, Zenith was the daughter of Harry and Veda Arehart Parrish. On April 12, 1943 she married Melvin Haddix, Sr. in Tacoma, WA where he was stationed at Fort Lewis before going overseas in support of WWII. He preceded her in death on September 29, 1972. On June 21, 1975 Zenith married Ernest Thompson in LaHarpe. He preceded her in death on May 8, 1985.

After her high school graduation she came with her parents to live on a farm near Blandinsville, IL. She worked at the Lomax Canning Factory, Sheaffer Pen Company and Lightner’s Motel in LaHarpe. While her husband was deployed she returned to live with her parents until Melvin was discharged. She then worked at the LaHarpe State Bank and the old Methodist Church for several years. She and Melvin were members of the LaHarpe Methodist Church. Zenith resided in LaHarpe for 73 years, spending the last four at Grand Pairie in Macomb.
Zenith is survived by two sons: Melvin (Rosalie) Haddix, Jr. of Blandinsville, Larry (Linda) Haddix of Kansas City, MO; seven grandchildren: Joey (Judy) Haddix of Colchester, IL, Jodi (Dana) Nelson of Colchester, Doug Haddix of Willis, VA, Justin Haddix of Quincy, IL, Shawn (Sierra) Haddix of St. Joseph, MO, Bret Haddix of Kansas City, Devin (Liz) Haddix of Kansas City; Eight great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, one brother: Ercell Parrish, and a nephew.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, September 25, 2017, at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Pastor Lyren Haney officiating. Burial will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of service Monday. A memorial fund has been established for the LaHarpe Fire Department and Grand Prairie Assisted Living. To leave a condolence or sign the guest book visit banksandbeals.com.

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Betty Jean Bates, 92, of Macomb

Betty Jean Bates, 92, of Macomb passed away at 3:05 p.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.

She was born on June 13, 1925 in Macomb to James O. and Grace Spoonamore Toland. She married Paul Bates on May 9, 1948 in Macomb. He passed away on August 30, 2015.

She was also preceded in death by her parents.

Betty lived most of her life in Macomb. She worked as a secretary for the railroad for many years before her retirement.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no service. Private burial of ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

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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Lester E. Burgard, 87 of Havana,IL

Name:   Lester E. Burgard                          Age: 87

Address:   Havana, IL

Date of Death: Tuesday, September 19, 2017  Time: 6:23 p.m      

Place:  Havana Health Care Center, Havana, IL

Date of Birth:    March 5, 1930  Place:    Littleton, IL

Parents:  Andrew Burley and Irma Elizabeth (Bollinger) Burgard

Married: Rosa Lee Danner on August 27, 1949.  She survives.

Survivors: Wife-Rosa Lee Burgard of Canton, IL
  Son-Jerry Burgard of Havana, IL
  Son-Lyle (and Pamela) Burgard of Browning, IL
  Son-Pastor Rick (and Cathy) Burgard of Havana, IL
  Daughter-Sheila (and Gary) Sloter of Astoria, IL
  Daughter-Loretta (and Robert) Mansfield of Warsaw, IN
  13 Grandchildren:  Chris Burgard, Keith Burgard, Althea (and Todd) Russell,
   Jennifer Burgard, Michael (and Amy) Burgard, Scott (and Tera) Burgard,
   Matthew (and Jessica) Burgard, April (and Jim) Wilton,
   Theressa (and Harry) Shambaugh, Gary (and Renee) Sloter, Jr.,
   Geff Sloter, Susan (and Joshua) Moran, and
   Robert Paul (and Mandy Mansfield)
  19 great-grandchildren
  1 Great-Great-Granddaughter
 
Preceded by:  parents and sister Marian Huseman

Occupation:  Lester worked for the railroad.  He then went to work for Farr Trucking in Table Grove, IL and later worked at International Harvester in Canton, IL for 29 years, retiring in 1983.  He became an ordained minister with the Nazarene Church on August 14, 1970.  He pastored churches in Bath, Astoria, Fairbury, and Rushville, IL.  After his retirement, he did pulpit fill for area churches when needed.

Military:         No

Memberships:   Lester enjoyed fishing and coon hunting in his spare time, but his life was his church and his work.

Services:  10:00 am Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Place:    Havana Church of the Nazarene, Havana, IL

Officiating:  Pastor Rick Burgard

Visitation:    4-7 pm on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL

Interment:     Woodland Cemetery, Astoria, IL

Memorials:   Alzheimer’s Association or the Havana Church of the Nazarene

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

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Anastasia Lynn Grate, infant daughter of Daniel and Amber Grate of Industry

Anastasia Lynn Grate, infant daughter of Daniel and Amber (Jelinek) Grate of Industry, passed away peacefully in the arms of her mom and dad, Sunday, September 17, 2017, in the garden of St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis.
She was born at 5:56 AM, on July 25, 2017, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her maternal grandparents Frank and Debbie Jelinek of Golden, Missouri, paternal grandparents David and Georgia Grate of Rushville and Pat Grate of Dunlap, paternal great grandparents Joanne Grate and June Haines both of Rushville, and several aunts, uncles, cousins and people that loved her.

She loved to be swaddled as long as her hands were free to feel her ears.  Mom and Dad’s voices had a calming effect on her.

A Service of Love will be at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 23, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Reverend John Sowers officiating.  She will then be placed in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Her family will meet with friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, September 22, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the Children’s Heart Foundation for research of heart related disorders.  You are invited to leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.
 

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Ralph Silva, 62 of Colchester

Ralph Silva age 62 of Colchester, Illinois, went to be with his Lord with his family at his side on, Sunday, September 17, 2017 at his home in Colchester. Ralph was born December 2, 1954, in Los Angeles, California to Manuel and Edna Mae Creasy Silva.  He was united in marriage, April 17, 1999 at the Fandon Christian Church to Susan K. Chenoweth, she survives on Colchester.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife: Susan, 3 Sons: Jeremiah (Tici) Silva, Macomb, Bryan (Stephanie) Chenoweth, Peoria, Blake (Jessica) Chenoweth, Pekin, 3 Daughters: Tiffany (Chris) McLaughlin, Monmouth, Misty (Charlie) Gatson, Peck, Kansas, Brandi Chenoweth, Peoria, 10 Grandchildren: DiaVace Silva, Aubrey Silva, Isaiah Silva, Shainee Still, Lily McLaughlin, Iry Gatson, Wyatt Gatson, Siddalea Gatson, Tucker Chenoweth, Ezra Chenoweth, 2 Brothers: Cory (Pauline) Silva, Colchester, John Butch (Susan) Shepherd, Colchester, Vicki Jewell, Colchester, Sherry Shepherd, Colchester, and Melody Lord, Los Angeles, California.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Step Father: John Paul Shepherd II, and 1 Sister: Candy Silva.
Ralph served his county for 20 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force.  He later worked for Auto Zone as a corporate store maintenance.    Ralph enjoyed taking Susan to the movies even after he became ill.  He also enjoyed going out to eat, traveling, working of cars and sharing his knowledge of repairing cars with his family.  His greatest love was his Lord and his family, and the time he got to spend with his family.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, September, 22, 2017, at the Colchester First Christian Church, with Rev. Jon Keck.  Burial will take place following the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester with Military Rites by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  Visitation with the family will be Thursday, September 21, 2017, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Thursday.  Memorials are to Colchester First Christian Church or McDonough District Hospital Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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Harold Macks Allen, 73, of Macomb

Harold Macks Allen, 73, of Macomb, formerly of Blandinsville passed away at 12:06 a.m. Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Grand Prairie Assisted Living Center in Macomb.

He was born on February 15, 1944 to Lawrence and Iona Bixler Allen. He married Patricia Johnson on July 4,1964.

He is survived by three sons, Aaron (Lisa) Allen of Macomb, Shannon (Nora) Allen of Rushville and Shane (Karen) Allen of Macomb; thirteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Jerry (Carol) Allen, Jack (Diane) Allen and Carl (Lynn) Allen and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Evelyn Hainline and Arlene Simpson and two brothers, Murray Allen and Lawrence Allen.

Macks lived most of his life in the Blandinsville area. He worked as a truck driver for many years before his retirement. Macks had also served in the U.S. Navy.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb with Reverend Gordon Blankenship officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville.

Memorials may be made to the Harbor Lights Hospice.

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

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Byron D. Ross, 96, of Rushville

Byron D. Ross, 96, of Rushville, passed away at 6:55 PM, Friday, September 15, 2017, at Heritage Health, Therapy and Senior Care in Mt. Sterling.
 
He was born on November 5, 1920, at his maternal grandparent’s home in Rushville, the son of John Davis and Charlotte Mabel (Tucker) Ross.  He married Rayetta Morgan on November 5, 1946, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler County, Illinois.  She preceded him in death on November 12, 1996.
 
Surviving are three children Dorcas Wood and husband Steve of Macomb, John Ross and wife Rose and Phyllis Prentice and husband Stan all of Rushville, seven grandchildren Lori Thomas and husband Brian, Julie Ross and husband Joe Peck, Amanda VandeHoef and husband Ben,   Joni Harper and husband Travis, Chad Prentice and wife Megan, Kristi Wiemelt and husband Ryan and Brant Ross Wood, 13 great grandchildren Jett, Archer, and Everley Wiemelt, Nathan, Natalie and Nicholas VandeHoef, Charlotte and Augustus Harper, Zane and Alistair Peck, Meredith, Luke and Reid Prentice, and a great grandson Wiemelt due shortly, two sisters Lela Tomlinson of Quincy and Ruth Diseron and husband Richard of Rushville, one brother Maurice Ross of Rushville, two sisters-in-law Frances Ross of Beardstown and Monna Belle Beadles of Rushville and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one brother Robert Ross, one sister Mabel E. Heath, sister-in-law Sonja Ross, brothers-in-law Russel Tomlinson, Joe Heath and Gerald Morgan, and nephew Rodney Diseron.
 
Byron served as a medic, stationed at Eglin Field, near Pensacola, Florida, with the Army Air Corps during WW II.  He farmed for most of his life retiring in 2003, but he still kept up on the markets and happenings at the farm. He was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church near Rushville, Gideons International, and the Schuyler County Farm Bureau.  He was a supporter of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
 
He enjoyed reading his Bible daily.  He was also a people person, who was always interested in meeting new people.  Once you were introduced, he showed genuine interest in what was happening in your life.  He was devoted to his grandchildren and great grandchildren and loved them very much.
 
Services will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home.  Memorials are suggested to Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation or Gideons International.  You are invited to share your memories, leave condolences and view his memorial video at www.woodfh.net

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Pauline E. Collins, 66, of Rushville

Pauline E. Collins, 66, of Rushville, passed away at 8:10 AM, Friday, September 15, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born on December 28, 1950, in Louisiana, Missouri, the daughter of Richard F. and Wanda (Barnes) Luckett.

Surviving are her daughter Theresa Holsman of Beardstown, granddaughter Jackie Holsman and fiancé Mac French of Beardstown, great grandson Syrus French, former husband George Holsman of Beardstown, three brothers Michael Luckett of Valley City, Ricky Luckett of Hersman, and Roger Luckett and wife Dodie of Naples, two sisters Joyce Guthrie and husband Mike of Arkansas and Tammy Welch of Jacksonville, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a sister Clara Jackson and three brothers Richard, Rocky and Rollie Luckett and her longtime companion Tom Dodds.

Pauline worked at Schmidt Hospital in Beardstown from 1976 to 1982.  She was then a caretaker for the elderly in their homes.  She enjoyed embroidery, flower gardening and going to the orchard.

Private interment will be in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation or Hope Blooms. Wood Funeral Home has been entrusted to assist the family.  You are invited to share your memories of Pauline and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.

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George Maye, 80, of Macomb

George Maye of Macomb, IL was born to Ernest and Marie Maye, European immigrants on September 8, 1937 in Chicago, IL. He moved to Marshfield, MO in 1950, graduated from Marshfield High School in 1955. He attended Missouri University for two years. In January 1960, he married Chris Vavruska and that November was drafted into the Army. He was honorably discharged with the rank of SP5 September 1962 and returned to college, graduating from SMS in 1964 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry.

 

He was employed with the USDA for 30 years, working in many labs across the country, finally retiring in 1992 at the age of 55. George was able to fully enjoy 25 years of retirement which included building a home in Joplin, MO to be close to family. During that 25 years he and Chris extensively travelled with loved ones - from Texas to Alaska and everywhere in between in their RV.


For 20 years they enjoyed the home they built in Joplin. George had a great sense of humor and always had a devious sparkle in his eye when up to no good. Among other things, he was also a volunteer and delivered Meals on Wheels and helped in Joplin’s Free Clinic. He loved to build in his woodshop. Due to health reasons, they moved to Macomb, IL to be close to their children. They became members of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. He and Chris also took Chair Yoga classes to which he continued until the day before his 80th birthday.


George was preceded in death by his brother Joey, his 5½ year old son Curt, both parents, and sister Therese Koester of DeSoto, MO. Survivors are wife Chris, son Chuck (Tracy) Maye, of St. Charles, MO., daughter Dawn (Tim) Piper of Macomb, IL. Five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Sister Jeanne (Larry deceased) Pekarek of Joplin, MO. Ann (Duane) Davis of Neosho, MO. Brother-in-law Jim (Pat) Vavruska of Niangua, MO. And many nieces and nephews.

 

George was ready to leave this world and shortly before his passing said, “I’ve had a good life, a very good life. I have a good family. How many people get to retire at 55 years old and live another 25 years.” George was surrounded by his loved ones and died peacefully at home, connected to those he loved until the very end. He will be greatly missed.


Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday September 20, 2017 at St Paul’s Catholic Church. Visitation will be held Tuesday September 19, 2017 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with prayer service at 7:00 PM at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Father Adam Stimpson will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Paul’s School. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Buddy L Romine, 86, of Ashland

Name:   Buddy L. Romine                          Age: 86

Address:   Ashland, IL

Date of Death: Thursday, September 14, 2017   Time: 7:34 pm       

Place:  Passavant Area Hospital I Jacksonville, IL

Date of Birth:    November 16, 1930  Place: Macomb, IL

Parents: Herbert and Anne (Teel) Romine

Married: Barbara A. Skiles on September 4, 1955 in Macomb, IL.  She survives.

Survivors: Wife- Barbara Romine of Ashland, IL
  Daughter- Sue (Preston) McKinnon of Murrayville, IL
  Daughter- Jodie Romine of Jasksonville, IL
  Son- Brian (and Susan Holt) Romine of Florissant, MO
  Son- Eric (and Michelle Cox) Romine of Ashland, IL
  Grandson- Philip (and Brittany Kimbro) McKinnon of Jacksonville, IL
  2 Great- Grandchildren- Bailey Noel and Paxton Elliot McKinnon
  Honorary Grandson- Brett (and Misty) Spencer
  Honorary Great-Granddaughter- Claire Josephine Spencer
  Sister- Mary Bowser of Wheeling, WV
  Brother- Terry (and Kay) Romine of Wheeling, WV
  Sister- Sheila Doyle of Macomb, IL
     
  
Preceded by:  parents, Herbert and Anne (Teel) Romine-Caldwell, Step-mother, Marge Hillyer    Romine and sister, Wanda Romine Doring  

Occupation:  Army National Guard for 34 years.

Military:       US Air Force Veteran, serving in the Korean War, stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He served for 34 years in The Army National Guard at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, IL in the 3637th Maintenance Co. and 232 S & S Battalion.  

Memberships: Avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. His hobby’s included tinkering around home and helping out on the farm with his family.  Bud was a patriotic man who loved his country.

Services:  11:00 am, Monday, September 18, 2017

Place:    Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL

Officiating:  Pastor Bob Kerr

Visitation:      1 hour prior to the service at funeral home

Interment:     Ridgeville Cemetery in Browning, IL

Memorials:          Holy Pursuit Dream Foundation or Astoria American Legion Post #25

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

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Ronald L. Cook, 96, of Industry

Ronald L. Cook, 96, of Industry, IL, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017, at McDonough Dist. Hospital in Macomb, IL.  He was born on December 23, 1920 in Vermont at the home of his maternal grandparents, Caleb & Ellen Cox.  He was the son of Charles E. & Olive (Cox) Cook.  He is survived by his wife, Doris Dohner Cook, (3) daughters, Ramona Cook of rural Industry, Linda (Michael) Kuehl of Elgin, IL, Mary Ann Cook (Joseph Cusumano MD) of St. Louis, MO, (1) grandson, Michael Cook Cusumano of Springfield, IL, (1) sister, Elizabeth (Herb) Easley of Macomb, IL, many beloved nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Raymond Cook.  Ronald and his parents moved to Beardstown, IL in 1922, where he attended school.  In 1932, his family moved back to Vermont, where he graduated from Vermont High School in 1938.  He then enrolled at Western IL State Teachers College, where he obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in chemistry.  He did further graduate work at U of I, Wayne State, and the University of Denver and was all-but-dissertation for his PhD.  He married Doris Mary Dohner on December 31, 1942 at her parents’ home south of Vermont.  He enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard in May of 1942, played on the USCG Bears basketball team and taught in the pharmacist’s mate school until he was discharged in 1943 due to disability obtained while on active duty.  He taught and coached in Illinois schools, including Coatsburg, Vermont, Morrison and Elgin.  In 1962 he began teaching chemistry at Illinois State University in Normal. He retired in 1978 and moved to rural Industry, where he farmed and taught chemistry part time at Industry High School.  Ronald is in the Hall of Fame at Morrison High School.  He received the Valley Forge Foundation award for excellence in teaching in 1961.  He received the WIU Alumni Achievement Award in 1976 and was inducted into the Leatherneck Hall of Fame for track, football and basketball in 1998.  He served on the Illinois Curriculum Council in the State Superintendent’s office at Springfield for almost thirty years.  He was a life member of the National Science Teachers, the National Education Association, Disabled Veterans, and the American Legion.  He worked diligently in the Illinois Association of Chemistry Teachers and was responsible for getting the annual meeting moved to ISU.  He loved teaching and supervised many student teachers over the years.  He was a lifelong athlete and only quit walking two miles a day this year due to an injury.  He was a leading player on the Vermont High School basketball team.  At Western he was known as a one-man track team as he always competed in the low and high hurdles, high jump, pole vault, javelin and relays.  He was voted MVP in basketball for Western and the conference in 1946.  He coached for Morrison High School, Elgin Community College and ISU’s University High School and he served on the ISU athletic board as they negotiated membership in the Missouri Valley.  Ronald often stated that his great loves in life were Doris, his three daughters, his grandson and WIU, to which he attributed his professional success.  In spite of increasing blindness and loss of hearing, he remained active and fit until this year.  He had a phenomenal memory and could still name his students, the scores of long-ago sporting events and many details of his life.  He was a fascinating story teller. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at the Industry United Methodist Church in Industry, IL with Rev. Bennett Woods officiating.  Interment will follow in Chockley Cemetery near Industry and the farm Ronald loved.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, IL.  Memorials may be given to the Ronald & Doris Cook scholarship at Western Illinois University.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com

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Keith Chapman, 75, of Frederick

Keith Chapman, 75, of Frederick, passed away at 12:05 PM, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born on September 26, 1941, at his parent’s home in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, the son of Maurice and Julia (Smedley) Chapman.  He married Marcie McCaulley on July 5, 1962 in Virginia, Illinois and she survives.

Also surviving are four children Army Veteran Sargent Franny Simmons of Petersburg, Indiana, Tammy Fretueg and husband Rick of Camden, Sargent First Class Retired Timothy S. Chapman and wife Kellee of Plato, Missouri, and Brenda Doolin and husband Dan of Frederick, 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, one brother Richard “Jack” Chapman and wife Donna of Mendota, one sister Barbara Smith and husband Donald “Smitty” of Chapin, his dogs Tigger and Molly and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son Stephen Chapman, a son-in-law Mike Allen, a great granddaughter Kenley Simmons.

Keith served in the US Army during Vietnam .  He worked for 29 years as a heavy equipment operator with Operating Engineers retiring in 2006.  He then owned and operated Chapman Excavation.

He was a member of the Schuyler American Legion Post # 4, the Ripley Church of God (Abrahamic Faith), and the National Rifle Association.  He was also a member and actively rode with the Patriot Guard.  He was a ham radio operator AA9GK.  He enjoyed tinkering with his equipment and working with his sawmill.  For many years, he hatched and raised quail.

Graveside Services will be at 11:30 AM Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Clark-Newberry Cemetery, near Frederick, with Rob Laning officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by the Schuyler American Legion Post # 4. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home, in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the Schuyler Veterans Memorial or the Patriot Guard.  You are invited to share your memories of Keith and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.
 

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Larry W. Ault, 59, of Colchester

Larry W. Ault, 59, of Colchester passed away at 1:50 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2017 in Bureau County, Illinois.

He was born on September 12, 1957 in Monmouth to Russell and Lola Springer Ault. He married Annette Haffner on December 10, 1988 in Macomb. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Calli (Taylor) Hodges of Colchester; one son, Logan Ault of Colchester; two grandchildren, Landen and Adelyn Hodges of Colchester; his mother, Lola Ault of Macomb; one brother, Phil Ault of Las Vegas, Nevada; two nephews; one niece and his dog, J.J.

He was preceded in death by his father, Russell; one brother, Rick Ault and one niece.

Larry lived all of his life in the Roseville and Macomb areas. He worked as a heavy equipment operator and was a member of the Local 649 Operating Engineer’s Union in Peoria.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb with Reverend Dean Reeverts officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, September 18, 2017 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. A celebration of life and a light lunch will be held at the Macomb VFW following the service.

Memorials may be made to the Larry Ault Memorial Fund.

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

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Hunter Reed Rockhold, infant, Cincinnati, Ohio

Hunter Reed Rockhold, infant son of Brian and Shayna Lacourse Rockhold passed away at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He is survived by his parents; one sister, Amberlin Rockhold; paternal grandparents, Dale and Maureen Rockhold of Macomb; maternal grandparents, Tim and Daphne Lacourse of Bushnell and Heather Carpenter of Bushnell; great-grandparents, Jerry and Nancy Carpenter of Bushnell and Raymond and Kay Fennessey of Bowie, Maryland.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Bushnell City Cemetery with Joe Olson officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospital Maternal Fetal Ward.

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 Dewayne Baker, 64, of Rushville

The Lord took a very kind and gentle soul to be with him. Larry Dewayne Baker, 64, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 1:24 p.m. on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL due to injuries following an accident. He was born April 10, 1953 in Rushville the son of Lyle and Helen Virginia Orr Baker. Larry never married.  
 
Surviving are three brothers, Allen Baker & Barbara of Camden, IL, David E. Baker & Carol of Good Hope, IL, Marvin L. Baker & Jean of Bowen, IL; two sisters, Karen Libby of Streator, IL, Carol Trinkle & Marty of Rushville, IL.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Dick Libby.
 
He graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1971.  He worked at Davis IGA Grocery Store in Rushville and Astoria Fiber Steel in Astoria, IL. He became disabled while working for the Burlington Northern Railroad.
 
Larry was a person who never complained or spoke ill of another.  He loved the outdoors, especially deer hunting with his brother Marvin. They could talk for hours of their hunting adventures. He was also an avid recycler.  He had a kind word and a smile & for everyone he met.  Our hearts are broken over the loss of our beloved brother. He was greatly loved and will be missed exceedingly.  
 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Aaron Baker officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services on Monday. Memorials may be given to his family.  Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com
 
 

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Leland Dale "Mike" Knott, 74, of Beardstown

Leland Dale "Mike" Knott, 74, of Beardstown, Illinois, passed away at 3:22 a.m. Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Illinois.  He was born on March 24, 1943 in Rushville, Illinois. He was the son of the late Darrel Custer and Ura Vivian (Dunn) Knott.  
 
He married Cathy Sue Rausch on November 15, 1986.  She survives along with (2) daughters Catherine (husband Don) Edwards of Lake Zurich, IL Sierra Knott of Beardstown, IL, (1) son Eric Knott of Beardstown, IL, (1) step daughter Miranda Casson of Beardstown, IL, and (1) step son Mark Lockman of White Hall, IL and (8) grandchildren, Jacob Edwards, Geoffrey Edwards, Trevor Knott, Brandon Knott, Andrew Knott, Kellen Knott, Angelina Slater, and Michael Slater, (1) brother Marvin Keith (wife Linda) Knott of Kankakee, IL, and (2) nieces Kimberly Knott and Melissa Knott.  
 
Mike was a graduate of Rushville High School. He began his career as an auto mechanic completing vocational training with the Pontiac Division of GM in 1962 and taking courses at Spoon River College in Canton while working for Tribbey Implement. Mike was an outstanding auto body repairman for Alters Buick Oldsmobile for nearly 25 years until his “retirement”.
 
His hobbies included restoring cars, flying airplanes, boating, and riding his motorcycles with friends. Mike loved music and his music family.  He played bass for several bands throughout the years, operated a DJ business and built sound systems. In 2010, he started River Valley Productions running sound and lights for many up and coming bands with his son, Eric and grandson Trevor Knott. But most of all, Mike loved his family dearly and was happiest when he was surrounded by family and friends.
 
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Worthington Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Haberman officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 am until the time of service on Saturday. Memorials may be given to his family. Private condolences & expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.
 

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G. Donald Kreps, 94, of Blandinsville

G. Donald Kreps, 94, passed away peacefully at 5:00 AM Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center, LaHarpe, IL.
 
Donald was born on September 8, 1923 in rural Blandinsville, IL to George Leslie and Lois Irene White Kreps. He graduated from Blandinsville High School in 1941. Mr. Kreps served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Lois Idel Link in 1943. She preceded him in death on September 26, 2000.
 
Donald was involved in the community in various ways. He served on the Blandinsville-Hire Fire Department, PABOB, and had served as City Clerk. He had worked at Thermogas and as a Veteran’s Assistance Coordinator.
 
Donald is survived by his children: Delbert (Rhonda) Kreps of LaHarpe, Keith (Wendy) Kreps of Blandinsville, Karen Bratton of Burlington, IA, Steve (Peggy) Kreps of Champaign, IL, Gayle (Steve) Harn of Blandinsville, Rita (Greg) Siegworth of LaHarpe, Dean (Kathy) Kreps of Holland, MI, and Diana Mealey of Blandinsville, 14 grandchildren: Debby Kreps, Kim Larson, Christopher Kreps, Brian Kreps, Jake Kreps, Michele Stubbs, Teri Bratton, Stacey Carlson, Kammie Harn, Jason Siegworth, Jennifer Hobby, Kyle Kreps, Sam Kreps, and Blake Mealey, two step-grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
 
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, four sisters: Evelyn Doney, Edith Pursell, Wilma Kelly, and Maxine Dark, two brothers: Robert and Floyd, one son-in-law Greg Bratton and one grandson, Alecs Kreps.
 
A funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Gordon Blankenship officiating. Burial, with military rites, will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery. Friends may call any time after 3:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. A memorial fund has been established for the Blandinsville-Hire Fire Department and Hospice Compassus. Please visit banksandbeals.com to leave a condolence or sign the guest book.
 

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Paul V. Bell, 72, of Macomb

Paul V. Bell, 72, of Macomb formerly East Prairie, Missouri passed away at 11 a.m. Monday, September 4, 2017 at Grand Prairie Assisted Living Center in Macomb.

He was born on July 15, 1945 in East Prairie, Missouri to Clark Eugene and Mary Pearl Parker Bell.

He is survived by two daughters, Tammie (Jeff) Mabrey of Macomb and Cindy (Michael) Larkin of Ironton, Missouri, two sons, Shaun Bell and Joshua Bell both of Cape Girardeau, Missouri two brothers, Billy Bell and Gary Bell, both of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Clark E. Bell, Jr., in infancy and three sisters, Delores Ferguson, Vivian Bell and Eugenia Ray.

Vernon lived most of his life in Missouri before moving to Macomb. He worked as a carpenter.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be announced at a later date.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s.

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

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

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