Local Obituaries

Marjorie "Jean" Horine, 95, of College Place, Washington, formerly of Macomb and Galesburg

Marjorie "Jean" Horine, of College Place, Washington, formerly of Macomb and Galesburg passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and loved ones in College Place, on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 12:25 a.m. at the age of 95.

 

She was born on June, 19, 1923 in Macomb, Illinois to Granvil and Forrest Margaret Brandon Greeling. She first married Tom Firof. She later married Robert "Bob" Horine on December 5, 1971 in Macomb. He preceded her in death on August 30, 2018.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Kathlyn Dakin and Mary Henderson and one brother, William Ansel Greeling.

 

Jean is survived by a daughter, Vicki (Ned) Shane of Galesburg; one son, Dale (Susan) Firof of Macomb, step-children, Teresa (Steve) Wheeler of College Place, Washington, Maura Horine of Spokane Valley, Washington, John (Daya) Horine of Columbia Falls, Montana, Lora (Kerry) Poirier of Polson, Montana and Jeffrey Hamm of Kauai of the Hawaiian Islands; 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

 

Jean and Bob spent the last 2 years of their lives in College Place, Washington where Bob’s daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Steve Wheeler live. Teresa and Steve were the most loving , caring and devoted children. They lived to make everything as good as possible for Jean and Bob and treated Jean as if she was their second mom.

 

Jean was a hard worker, a wonderful cook and a very generous lady, always tried to help both her children and grandchildren however she could.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Macomb on Oct. 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s 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.


Robert "Bob" Horine, 89, of College Place, Washington, formerly of Macomb and Galesburg

Robert "Bob" Horine, of College Place, Washington, formerly of Macomb and Galesburg died peacefully in the care of family and loved ones in College Place, at 9:45 p.m. Thursday, August 30, 2018 at the age of 89.

 

He was born on October 6, 1928 in Macomb to Frank and Ella Crabb Horine.

 

Surviving are children, Teresa (Steve) Wheeler of College Place, Washington, Maura Horine of Spokane, Washington, John (Daya) Horine of Columbia Falls, Montana, Lora (Kerry) Poirier of Polson, Montana and Jeffrey Hamm of Kauai of the Hawaiian Islands; step-children, Vicki (Ned) Shane of Galesburg and Dale (Susan) Firof of Macomb; 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, James, John "Jack" and Donald "Doc" Horine and one sister, Helen (Horine) Davidson.

 

Bob grew up on a farm outside of Macomb. He graduated from Macomb High School in 1946. Bob joined the United States Army in 1948 and was discharged in December 13, 1951. Before and after his military service, Bob worked in the automotive industry. On December 5, 1971 Bob married the love of his life, Marjorie Jean (Greeling) Firof. This began a 47-year love affair that saw these two wonderful people grow inseparable. Bob and Jean owned and operated a stained-glass business where Bob used his creative and artistic skills to design, build and install church windows. In 1982, they were hired to manage Lafayette Square, a Senior Citizen Complex, in Macomb, Illinois. Bob and Jean continued as managers there until their retirement in 1991. After their retirement, they traveled the United States, working at places like Yellowstone National Park and a dude ranch in Colorado. In 2016, Bob and Jean moved to College Place, Washington to live with Bob’s daughter, Teresa (Steve) Wheeler.

 

Bob was passionate in his spiritual beliefs and a dedicated member of the Catholic Church. He was a man of solid faith, generosity and sense of humor. All these traits and the love that he shared will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held on Friday Oct. 12, 2018 at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Macomb at 2:00 p.m.

 

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s 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.


Lila J. McKeown, 59, of Fountain Green, IL

Lila J. McKeown, 59, of Fountain Green, IL passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL
 
Born on January 12, 1959 in LaHarpe, IL, Lila was the daughter of Merrill Robert and Georgia Sheffler Link. On April 28, 1984 she married Wendell McKeown in LaHarpe.
 
Lila grew up in LaHarpe and was a 1977 graduate of the LaHarpe High School. She then attended the College of the Ozarks, graduating in 1981. She worked briefly for Dr. Couer in Carthage before receiving her masters degree from Western Illinois University. Lila taught science and biology in the LaHarpe School District for many years. She began her administrative career as the principal for the LaHarpe Jr. High and High School for the ‘04-‘05 school year and served in that position during the consolidation of Illini West and was currently the principal for the LaHarpe Elementary School. She was a member of the Fountain Green Presbyterian Church and the LaHarpe American Legion Auxiliary.
 
Survivors include her husband Wendell, two sons, Cody and Dillon McKeown of Fountain Green, granddaughter, Jackie Jane McKeown, mother, Georgia Cox of LaHarpe, one brother, Daniel Link of LaHarpe, two sisters, Brenda (Steve) Peterburs of Morton, IL, Tracy (Jeff) McDowell of LaHarpe and many nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her father, brother, Mark Link and sister, Selia "Susie" Schmidt.
 
Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 8:00 PM Friday, September 21, 2018 at the LaHarpe Christian Church. A private family funeral service will be held on Saturday September 22, 2018 followed by a private burial in the McConnell Cemetery. All friends and family are welcome to attend a Celebration of Lila’s Life from 5:00 until 7:00 Saturday at the LaHarpe Elementary School Gymnasium.
 
A memorial fund has been established for Jackie’s Education and the Fountain Green Presbyterian Church.
 
Visit banksandbeals.com to sign the guest book or leave a condolence.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


Alleyne Whitten Shumate, 104, of Fountain Green, IL

Alleyne Whitten Shumate, 104, of Fountain Green, IL passed away Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at her son’s home in Morton, IL.
 
She was born October 5, 1913 in Colchester, IL, the daughter of Luther and Rosa Knoedler Martin. In July 1931 she married Russell Whitten. They later divorced. On July 24, 1965 married Myron "Toodles" Shumate in Carthage, IL. He preceded her in death on April 16, 1995.
 
Alleyne had worked as a cook and house cleaner. She was a member of the Fountain Green Presbyterian Church.
 
She is survived by one son, Donald Eugene (Joyce) Whitten of Morton, IL, 10 grandchildren, David Whitten, of Nauvoo, IL, Andrea (Terry) Cale of Dallas City, IL, Brian Whitten of Dayton, OH, Scott Whitten of Keokuk, Iowa, Tammi (Roger) Latham of Lake Worth, FL, Tad (Paige) Whitten of Congerville, IL, Darin (Dana) Whitten of Rochester, IL, Penni Jo (Dr. Thomas) Wilson of Chattanooga, TN, Jimm McCord of Colorado and Kelly (Larry) Welch of Chillicothe, IL and many great and great-great-granchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Myron, son Doyle Whitten, daughter Barbara McCord and twin infant daughters, Jane and Joan, three brothers, Virgil, Irvin and Vernon Martin and one sister, Alma Shipman.
 
Services will be held at 10:00AM Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Mark Hanson officiating. Burial will be in the Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, IL. Friends may call after 2:00PM Friday at the funeral home where the family will meet with friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM. 
 
A memorial fund has been established for the Fountain Green Presbyterian Church.
 
To leave a condolence, please visit her obituary at banksandbeals.com

Ernie Edward O'Neil, 89, of Industry and Macomb

Ernie Edward O’Neil, a longtime resident of Industry and Macomb, Illinois, passed away on September 17, 2018 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington, Illinois. He was 89. 

Ernie was born February 5, 1929 in Woodstock, Illinois, the son of Ernie and Mary (Lockinger) O’Neil. He attended public schools in the Chicago area and proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After returning home, he married Gertrude A. Karlesky on June 30, 1956 in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Ernie and his family moved from the Chicago area to Industry, Illinois in 1972. Ernie retired from Western Illinois University and was also a farmer. He recently lived in Clinton, Illinois with his daughter.

Ernie is survived by his son, Brian (Lori) O’Neil of Batavia, Illinois and his daughter, Brenda (Mel Duesenberg) Sanderson of Clinton, Illinois; his grandchildren, Erin O’Neil, SeAnna Sanderson Sloat, Colleen Antczak, and Haley Starkey; and four great grandchildren, Kayel Sloat, Brody Sloat, Charolotte Antczak and Olivia Antczak. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gertrude; his sisters, Jane, Margaret and Ella; and his brother, John.

Private graveside services will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Buffalo Grove, Illinois at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 22.  The family entrusted Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Illinois with cremation rites.

Memorials may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

 
 

Linda Sue (Miller) Collins, 61, of Sciota

Linda Sue (Miller) Collins, 61, of Sciota passed away at 6:20 a.m. Monday, September 17, 2018 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth.

 

She was born on December 16, 1956 in Carthage to James W. and Ruth A. Etter Miller. She married Donald E. Collins on November 21, 1984 in Kahoka, Missouri. He survives.

 

Also surviving are her mother Ruth Miller of Canton; her sister, Teresa (Rick) Brown of Indianapolis, Indiana; her daughter, Heather (Mark) Gooding of Dahinda; her son, Bradley Collins of Albany; four grandsons, Tyler Grubb, Collin Grubb, Alex Johnson and Michael Collins; a granddaughter, Kaitlyn Collins and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

She is preceded in death by her father and two brothers, James B. Miller and David E. Miller.

 

Linda was the original owner of Suns Country Dinner Pail in Augusta. She also worked for a local manufacturer for 20 years. Linda became a LPN and has spent the last years working at LaHarpe Davier Nursing Home, St. Mary’s Square and Wesley Village. She had been a member of the Augusta Fire and Rescue and Good Hope-Sciota Fire Department as an EMT. She also served several years on the Village Board of Sciota as trustee.

 

Linda lived life to the fullest, spending as much time as she could with her family, near and far. She had a love for the outdoors, gardening and playing on the Mississippi River, hunting mushrooms and deer. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville. Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Fridayat the funeral home. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Good Hope.

 

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Illinois Cancer Center.

 

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


Terry L. Carnahan, 64, of rural Colchester

Terry L. Carnahan, 64, of rural Colchester passed away at 3:18 p.m. Sunday, September 16, 2018 at his residence.

 

He was born on June 8, 1954 in Macomb to Vernie and Betty Kellum Carnahan. He married Marsha Kitch on August 3, 1973. She survives.

 

Also surviving two daughters, Stacy Carnahan of Industry and Becky (Ryan) Moon of Plymouth; two grandchildren, Cheyanne and Dalton Moon of Plymouth; brother, William Ed Carnahan of Industry and sister, Beverly (Coy) Carnahan Abernathy of Macomb.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Kenneth J. Carnahan.

 

Terry lived all of his life in the Industry area. He worked for King-Sealy for 12 years and was the Bethel Township Highway Commissioner for 28 years. He also worked as a farmer his entire life in the Industry area.

 

He enjoyed working hard with his family on his farm, four wheeling, riding horses, motorcylces, camping, joking with friends, traveling to Montana and watching his grandkids in different events. He was a graduate of Industry High School in 1972.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 21, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Scott Jones officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Industry Cemetery in Industry.

 

Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice Program or Cancer Research.

 

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


Joyce A. Lehman, 70, of Astoria, IL

Joyce A. Lehman, 70, of Astoria, IL passed away at 2:31 a.m. on Sunday, September 16, 2018 while at the Mason District Hospital, Havana, IL.

 

She was born on May 30, 1948 to her parents, James Robert and Irma Sophia (Snyder) Moody. They preceded her in death. Joyce married Terry Lehman on August 9, 1969 in Mt. Sterling, IL. He survives.

 

Also surviving is her daughter, Alicia Lehman of Astoria, IL; Granddaughter, Lily Lehman of Astoria, IL; Brother, Roger Moody of Camp Point, IL; Sisters, Sharon Martini of Buffalo Grove, IL, and Jan Lodding of Lake Barrington, IL.

 

Joyce was a Registered Nurse, keeping her license current up until 5 years ago. She entered the work force in the surgical department at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, IL. She then continued her nursing at the Astoria Healthcare Center in Astoria. Later, Terry and Joyce became owner/operators of the Astoria Sunshine Store and then in 1987, they started Studio Screens Express in Astoria.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial service will be held at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL with Pastor David Little officiating. Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service.

 

Memorials can be made out to the Astoria Lions Club.

 

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


 


Larry A. Graves, 79, of Macomb

Larry A. Graves, 79, of Macomb passed away at 4:40 a.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at his residence.

 

He was born on October 2, 1938 in Macomb to Cecil and Garnett Reed Graves. He married Mary E. Thompson Rogers on April 9, 1994 in Good Hope. She survives.

 

Also surviving two sons, Jeffrey Scott (Beth) Graves of Lexington, Kentucky and Bryan (Angie) Graves of Macomb; one daughter, Amber (Derek) Hiland of Sycamore; one step-son, Steven Rogers of Murphysboro,; one step-daughter, Wendy Greer of Carbondale; two granddaughters, Katybeth Robertson of Utah and Kali Quigley of Texas; two grandsons, Micheal Graves of Macomb and Tyler Hiland of Sycamore and one great-granddaughter, Riley Robertson of Utah.

 

He was preceded in death by one son, Lennie; one grandson, Carter; two brothers, Floyd and Allen Lee and one foster brother, Frankie Simpson.

 

Larry lived all of his life in the Macomb area. He worked as a mechanic for many years at M & H Auto Supply, Larry’s Machine Shop, MAC Ford, Hillyer Construction and Woodrum’s dealership.

He was a member of the Macomb Masonic Lodge #17, 50 year member of the Macomb Elks, Macomb Eagles, Lifetime member of Goldwing Roadsiders Association and a member of Jerusalem Methodist Church.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Mark Wolford officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the funeral home. Masonic services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

 

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s, Jerusalem Methodist Church Building Fund or MDH Hospice.

 

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


Dr. G. Louis Battin, 87, of Macomb

Dr. G. Louis Battin, 87, of Macomb passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

 

He was born on July 6, 1931 to George and Winnie Gardner Battin. He married Doris Swedell on March 22, 1953 at the Adair Methodist Church in Adair. Louis graduated from Adair High School. Louis joined the Army and served in the Korean War. He graduated from WIU with a Bachelors and Masters degrees and earned his Doctorate from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

 

Louis taught at Bardolph, Illinois and coached 5th and 6th grade boys basketball prior to being hired by Macomb School District in 1959. He was principal of MacArthur and Wilson schools and later became Assistant Superintendent of Macomb School District until he retired in 1992. In 1993 he was hired by the Regioal Office of Education to work in the Opening Doors Program, and was Director of the Stay-In/Equal Chance Program, and was also Director of the Illinois Truant’s Alternative and Optional Education Program Training and Technical Assistance Project. He retired from ROE in 2008. Louis also served as Board of Director at Wesley Village from 1988-1993, Emeritus from 1993-1996 and Director from 2000-2011.

 

Louis was awarded the Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian services by the Lions Club International Foundation. In 1991 he was honored with a key to the City of Macomb by the late Mayor Bob Anstine. His family, friends and church were extremely important to him.

 

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Doris Battin; daughters, Susan (John) Gamage and Ellen (Tim) Pedersen; son, Brian (Viola) Battin and three grandchildren, Jennifer (Mitch) Houch, Eric Gamage and Sarah (Scott) Agee.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018 with Reverend Dr. Howard White officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 14, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Private burial of ashes will be held at a later date.

 

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Wesley Village, Streaming Waters or Macomb Education Foundation.

 

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