Local Obituaries

Marilyn Francis Parker, 90, of Bushnell, IL

Marilyn Francis Parker, 90, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 4:02 AM on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the home of her daughter. She was born on April 15, 1929 in Bushnell, IL to Sam D. and Ethel (Samuels) Wenger. She married Bert A. Parker on October 11, 1948 in Hiawatha, KS; he preceded her in death on November 10, 2013.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Doris Smith; and one brother, Clifford Wenger.

 

She is survived by two daughters, Berta (Larry) Raymond of Bushnell, IL, Joy (Don) Hubner of Macomb, IL; four grandchildren, Brittini (Eric) Chapman of Bushnell, IL, Ashlea (Chris) Pflug of Franklin, TN, Michele (Matt) Kline of Mundelein, IL; Michael (Vanessa) Russell of Lompoc, CA; one step-granddaughter, Jenalee (Greg) Bolen of Jupiter, FL; four great-grandchildren, Brice and Bree Chapman, Charlie and William Parker Pflug; three step-great-grandchildren, Brodie, Cooper, and Sloan Bolen; one sister, Donna Gilmore of Canton, IL; and one brother, Larry (Kay) Wenger of London Mills, IL.

 

Marilyn was always a very quiet and reserved person. So much so that when she won Prom Queen in high school, she graciously declined. She was a wonderful housewife and mother above all else. She  absolutely treasured the time she got to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Pastor Brett Fisher will officiate.

 

Interment will be in the Vermont Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program or the Checkrow Church. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com

 


Robert B. Henness age 76 of Colchester

Robert B. Henness age 76 of Colchester, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019, at  his home in Colchester.  He was born October 23, 1942, in Colchester, to John William and Lucia B. Crocker Henness.  Bob was united in marriage to Neta Stimpson, August 5, 1961, in Colchester, she preceded him in death November 3, 2006.

 

Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Son; Wes (Patty) Henness, Macomb, 1 Daughter: Rosenna (Troy) See, Amarillo, Texas. 6 Grandchildren: Whitley (Tyler) Walters, Brandt (Kayla) Henness, Matthew (Jennifer) See, Elijah (Mary) See, Elizabeth See, Sarah See, 6 Great Grandchildren, 1 Sister: Dorothy (Dick) Wayland, Colchester, 1 Sister in Law: Virgie Henness, along with her family Carol Reedy, Melody Berndt, Mark Henness, Brother In Law: John (Pam) Stimpson and Step Sister: Sharon (David) Otey.

 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 1 Brother: Bill Henness

 

Bob served his country in the National Guard.  As a young man he saved the U.S. Flag from being torn down by a group of people on the lawn of the McDonough County Courthouse.  He was a member of the Colchester First Baptist Church, where he was baptized as a young man.  Bob was a member of the Hancock Gun Club, in Carthage, He enjoyed the point of time in the day when he got to gather with his friends for coffee at Beck’s or the Full Scoop.  Bob was the owner and operator of Bob’s Lawn Service in Colchester.  He previously worked at Ozark Camper Sales and Colchester Nursing Home both in Colchester.  Family meant everything to Bob, he enjoyed family gatherings to eat and visit.  Bob’s greatest love was his family.

 

Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester with Rev. David Haney.  Military services will be conducted at the graveside by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  Friends may view and sign the register book at Jones Mortuary from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday.  Memorial is to Colchester Rescue.

 


Arleta Mae Sikes, 80, of Macomb, Il

Arleta Mae Sikes, 80, of Macomb, Illinois passed away at 4:40 PM Sunday July 21, 2019 at the Elms Nursing Home. She was born May 23, 1939 In Smithfield, IL to Milo and Pauline (Henderson) McMullen. She married Allen Sikes on September 8, 1957 in Bardolph, Illinois. He survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Tom Sikes of Macomb, IL; Roger Sikes of Macomb, IL; Larry (Teri) Sikes of Macomb, IL; two grandchildren, Cody Allen Sikes and Emily Lynn Sikes; one brother, Larry (Terri) McMullen of Anamosa, IA and two sisters, Alice (Charles) Louko of Elk Grove Village, IL; Helen Snyder of Sullivan, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son James Howard Sikes, two brothers, Marshall and Harold McMullen.

 

Arleta enjoyed collecting dolls and cookbooks. She worked for K-Mart in Macomb for more than 27 years.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday July 26, 2019 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Pastor Gary Elg will officiate. Burial of Ashes will be in the Bardolph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Elms Nursing Home. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com   

 


Jamie Lee Stroops, 44, of Phoenix, AZ

Jamie Lee Stroops, 44, of Phoenix, AZ passed away Sunday July 14, 2019 at Young Life Assisted Living in Phoenix, AZ. He was born in Macomb, IL on June 23, 1975 to David L. Geer and Debra J. Stroops.

 

He is survived by one daughter Clarissa Valencia-Stroops of Glendale, AZ; his mother Debra (Joe David Greth) Stroops of Phoenix, AZ; grandfather Glen Stroops of Macomb, IL; one uncle, Tom (Laura) Stroops of Bushnell, IL; two aunts, Becky (Gary) Taylor of Avon, IL and Glenda (Clay) Gosnell of Rockford, IL; several nieces and nephews. 

 

He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents David and Gretchen Geer, maternal grandmother Pat Stroops and uncle Steve Geer.

 

Jamie enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He completed his undergraduate from Pepperdine University before graduating from UCLA School of Law. Jamie’s boss from the law firm where he practiced Family Law had this to say; “He never allowed his illness to define him and, to his last days, always was there for his friends with a cheerful message, even after he lost the ability to speak and type. He was one of the most kindhearted, compassionate people you would have ever have the good fortune to meet. He had to deal with more adversity than many of us will ever know, yet never let it show. He was always there for his beautiful daughter Clarissa, his mother Debra, his friends and clients. Jamie's legacy, beyond being a doting and devoted father are the thousands of parents around the world who have children thanks to him” by Andy Vorzimer

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday July 20, 2019 at the Bushnell Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mark Merill officiating. Visitation will be Friday July 19, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Bushnell Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the  Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com


Dr. William B Bradley of Macomb, Illinois

On the morning of July 11, 2019, Dr. William B Bradley of Macomb, Illinois passed away peacefully after a brief illness.  

 

Bill, as he was known, was born on November 28, 1926 in Rushville, Indiana to Dorothy Bradley (née Easley) and RB Bradley. He was one of six children, who knew him as “Billy.”

 

On May 27, 1953, he married Pearle Poole of Surry, Virginia, and together they raised two sons, Rey (deceased) and Phil, and two daughters, Ann and Cathy.

 

In 1945, Bill graduated from Rushville High School and completed a bachelor and advanced degrees from Indiana University, earning his Doctorate of Physical Education in 1959.  While at Indiana, he joined the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

 

Bill was a standout, multi-sport high school and collegiate student-athlete. He was a member of the Indiana University Big Ten Conference Championship Football Team in 1945 and the All-Big Ten Conference Track Team in 1947. In 1970, he was named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame District 25-F Lions Club Silver Anniversary High School Basketball Team. 

 

From 1950-1952, Bill proudly served in the United States Army on active duty. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1952. He rose to the rank of 1st Lt., M.S.C., and was honorably discharged from the Army Reserve in 1958. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Campaign Star, United Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal after serving six months in Korea.

 

Bill was a dedicated educator at all levels, most notably as a Professor of Physical Education for Men at Western Illinois University from 1970-1993. While at WIU, he served on numerous committees and for 10 years as the Coordinator of the Sports Management Program, one of only four programs of its kind in the country at the time. His students fondly remember him as “Dollar Bill.”  Prior to his tenure at WIU, Bill taught at Virginia State University, Southern University, Indiana University, and Fayetteville State University.

 

Bill coached several sports, serving as the head baseball coach at Virginia State College from 1967-1970 and for the American Legion baseball team in Macomb in the 70’s and 80’s. Two of his players went on to excel in the major leagues and numerous others in collegiate baseball.

 

Nationally, Bill was recognized as a leader in physical education, named to the President’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sports in the 70’s. He was a member of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Committee and the 1972 U.S. Olympic Baseball Committee. He was also a consultant for the National Youth Sports Program.

 

Bill was, of course, best known as an avid golfer and long-time supporter of O.L. Champion Golf Course in Macomb, achieving eight holes-in-one during his golf career. He was a founding member of the golf group known as “The Brothers.”  In retirement, he and Pearle enjoyed winters in Lakeland, Florida, golfing with friends and family.

 

When not on the golf course, Bill enjoyed watching sports in person and on TV (especially Chicago teams), reading crime/detective novels, watching classic TV westerns, and chit-chatting with friends and complete strangers. He was an active community volunteer over the years, serving on numerous Boards and committees including The First Tee program in Macomb.

 

Bill is survived by his wife, Pearle, of Macomb; son, Phil Bradley (Ramona), of Sarasota, FL; daughter, Ann Bradley, of Cheltenham, PA; daughter, Cathy Bradley, of New York, NY; four grandchildren, Megan Rose (Jesse), Curt Bradley (Rebecca), Courtney Tyler (Sheldon), and Angela Bradley; five great-grandchildren (Lola, Kane, Trai, Alayna, and Aiden); and sisters, Louella Goins of Rushville, IN and Joanne Bradley of Chicago, IL.

 

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Where visitation will take place on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations made to the WIU Foundation/Arthur D. and Roselyn Chown Golf Learning Center, noting in memory of the Bill Bradley Memorial Bench Hole #8. Please sign the guest book and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com


Nedra L. Carle Depoy, 79 of Colchester

Nedra L. Carle Depoy age 79 of Colchester, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.  She was born February 5, 1940, in Plymouth, Illinois, to Alfred A. and Dora F. Bartlett Carle.  Nedra had been united in marriage to William Worster Sr in 1957 in Plymouth, he preceded her in death, she was united in marriage to Bernard O Depoy in Macomb in 1961, he preceded her in death in 1976.

 

Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: Vicky L. Schumpert, Odessa, Texas, Tina L. Slick, East Peoria, 1 Son: William E. (Deena) Worster Jr, Odessa, Texas, 12 Grandchildren: Jennifer Lankford, Jonathan Fitch, Stephanie Schumpert, Todd Worster, Nikki Lambright, Danielle Bennett, William Bennett, Cara Shahan, Mandi Burnett, Amber Duncan, Chris Hill, Jesse Buchanan, 23 Great Grandchildren, Kahali Scott who was Nedra’s darling Great Granddaughter, 1 Sister: Mary (Everett) Chapin, Colchester.

 

Nedra was preceded in death by both husbands, her parents, 1 Grand Daughter: Latasha Lewllyn, 2 Great Grandchildren, and her companion for the last 23 years Robert Neavear.

Nedra loved to travel and see this country, she also enjoyed country music, canning, cooking, baking, being out doors and spending time with her family camping.  The one thing that brought the greatest joy to her life was the time she got to spend with her family..

 

Memorial Service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Reverends Alex and Angie Bryant.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services on Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial is to the family to help with expenses.


Betty J. Marlow, 83 of Macomb, IL

Betty J. Marlow age 83 of Macomb, formerly of Tennessee, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. 

 She was born November 8, 1935, in Quincy, Illinois to Howard and Pearl Johnson Jarvis.  She was united in marriage December 20, 1953, in Carthage, Illinois to Jasper E. (Speed) Marlow, he preceded her in death on July 10, 2006.

 

Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: Donna (Ron) Wetzel, Colchester, Doris and Eric Scheirer, Greentown, PA., 1 Son In Law: Robert Bisby, Colchester, 6 Grandchildren: Brooklee (Brad) Whitford, Ryan (Amanda) Wetzel, Jennifer (Todd) Westfall, Holly (Nick) Westgerdes, Megan (Brian) Alt, Wesley Scheirer, 11 Great Grandchildren, 5 Brothers: Bennie Jarvis, Kenneth (Barbara) Jarvis, Kail (Mary) Jarvis, Ricky Jarvis, Rex (Debbie) Jarvis, 2 Sisters: Debra (Marty) Decker, Nellie Cameron, and 1 Sister In Law: Kathryn Jarvis.

 

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 Daughter: Dixie Bisby, 2 Brothers: Howard Jarvis, Loren Jarvis and 1 Sister: Rosalie Jarvis.

 

Betty was a member of the Tennessee United Methodist Church, Colchester Methodist Church, Tennessee United Methodist Women, past member of the Rebecca Lodge, she enjoys to read and crochet.  Betty had worked at the Colchester State Bank for 13 years and then retired from First Federal Savings Bank after 19 years.

 

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Jones Mortuary, Colchester, with Rev. Jim Clayton.  Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 12 noon Friday.  Memorials: Macomb Senior Transportation, Lafayette Square Residents Fund, Colchester Methodist Church.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com


Robert E. Marshall, 77, of Macomb, Illinois

Robert E. Marshall, 77, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 9:35 PM July 11, 2019 at the Lamoine Assisted Living & Memory Care in Macomb, Illinois.

 

He was born Aug. 27, 1941 in Peoria, Illinois to Simpson and Doris (McDonald) Marshall; he married Judy Duffy on December 4, 1965. She survives.

 

Also surviving are a son, Brendan (Michelle) Marshall of Monmouth, Illinois; grandchildren, Austin and Emma Marshall; a sister, Mollee (Vernie) Thomas of Danville, Illinois and nephew’s, John & Nathan Thomas and their families.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Marshall.

He operated Marshall Brothers Oil Company in his early life and went into car sales in 1972 with Royal Pontiac Buick, Kelly Pontiac Buick, and retired from Woodrums Automotive.

 

He was a member of St. Paul Church, and longtime member of the Macomb Country Club. Rob was an avid golfer, tennis player, pitch player.

 

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Tuesday July 16, 2019 at St. Paul’s Church. Father Adam Stimpson will officiate. Visitation will be Monday July 15, from 5-7PM at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home; with recitation of the rosary at 4:30 PM. Cremation will be accorded after the Mass.

 

Burial of ashes will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Contributions to Macomb Country Club or St. Paul’s School. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com


Sandra Page Lybarger-Kirkpatrick, 76, of Bushnell, IL

Sandra Page Lybarger-Kirkpatrick, 76, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 7:35 PM on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at her residence. She was born on March 31, 1943 in Bushnell, Illinois to Milton and Dorothy Burk-Lybarger.

 

She is survived by her son, Carlton Kirkpatrick and wife Leigha of Las Vegas, NV and three grandchildren, Colin, Sophia, and Christian Kirkpatrick.

 

Sandra was a very strong and loving mother-grandmother. She graduated from Bushnell-Prairie City HS, where she found her passion in athletics which carried into her adult life. Sandra was an avid golfer and a huge basketball & football fan! She was blessed with many close-lifelong friendships and will be missed by many.

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in the Bushnell Mausoleum. Memorial contributions can be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com

 


Lloyd R. Mason, 76, of Table Grove

Lloyd R. Mason, 76, of Table Grove, formerly of Industry and Good Hope passed away at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his residence.

 

Lloyd was born on May 2, 1943 in Macomb to Lawrence E. and Ruth Simon Mason. He married Beverly DeMott on June 22, 1968 and they were married 51 years and 18 days. She survives.

Also surviving are one sister, Lois Mason of Quincy; brother-in-laws, Roger (Miriam) DeMott of Webster, New York and David (Lauri) DeMott of Ipava; sister-in-laws, Lois Richardson of Temecula, California, Vonetta (Evan) Morgan of Ipava and Marjorie (George) Long of Adair; special nephew, Roger DeMott; special niece, Tiamaris Gordon; several other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his adopted parents, Doris and Ross DeMott, and brother-in-law, Gerald DeMott.

 

Lloyd and Beverly lived in Good Hope and Industry before moving to Table Grove.

Lloyd worked for M&H Auto Supply, Tweed Mummert, Bob Root and later worked for Farm King for 20 years in the tire shop where he was chosen employee of the month in October, 1991.

He loved fast cars and riding his motorcycle.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery. Following the graveside service the family wants to invite everyone back to the Macomb VFW for a meal.

 

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to McDonough District Hospital (MDH) Hospice and Table Grove Fire and Rescue Squad.

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