Local Obituaries

Martina A. Thorman, 86, of Macomb

Martina A. Thorman, 86, of Macomb, Illinois; passed away at 6:10 PM Sunday December 16, at 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

 

She was born Jan. 24, 1932 in Colchester, Illinois to Howard and Lenora Larson Miller; she married Lloyd Thorman on March 5, 1950. He survives.

 

Also surviving are her sons, Richard (Roberta) Thorman of Macomb, Illinois, Christopher (Alla) Thorman of Charlotte, North Carolina; 4 grandchildren, Erica (Neal) Thurman, Tim (Kim) Thorman Alina Thorman, Allan Thorman; 6 great-grandchildren, Jessica Thurman, Madelyn Thurman, Tyler Thurman, Lindsay (Hayden) Douglas, Alex Walkley, Joseph Thorman; and a brother Lloyd Miller of Macomb.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, sons, Terry and Roger Thorman; brothers, Scott and Paul Miller.

 

She worked at Western Illinois University as a Secretary for several years.

 

She was a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church and a member of the Quilt Club.

 

She enjoyed knitting and made over 400 Christmas stockings.

 

Services will be at 11 AM Friday Dec. 21, 2018 at the Jerusalem United Methodist Church. Rev. Timothy Wynne will officiate. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 PM at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Cremation has been accorded. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Jerusalem United Methodist Church.

 

Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com


Harriett Ann Crossett, 90, of Macomb

Harriett Ann "Hattie" Crossett, 90, of Macomb passed away at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, November 25, 2018 at her residence.

 

She was born on September 17, 1928 in Macomb to Paul and May Fuhr Woods. She married Richard Earl "Dick" Crossett on October 19, 1952 in Macomb. He passed away on January 31, 2002.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Paula Cover.

 

Hattie is survived by her children, Lisa (Patrick Freilinger) Crossett of San Francisco, California, Rick Crossett of Macomb and Lorrie (Bill Kacerovskis) Crossett of Kirkwood, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Colleen (Eric) Beaver, Lauren Crossett, Bridget Crossett, Crossett Freilinger, Alice Freilinger, Erin Kacerovskis and Hannah Kacerovskis; two great-grandchildren, Lochlan Beaver and Patrick Beaver; and one brother, Edwin Woods.

 

Hattie was a graduate of Western Illinois University Lab School in 1946. She and her husband lived in Keokuk, Iowa from 1952 to 1953 when they moved to Macomb and have lived there ever since.

 

She was a member of the Macomb Country Club and attended Cotillion and Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb. In her earlier years she enjoyed playing golf and tennis.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Macomb Country Club.

 

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels.

 

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


Patricia A. Ames, 85, of Table Grove, IL

Patricia A. Ames, 85, of Table Grove, IL passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:45 pm while in the Heartland Healthcare Center, Macomb, IL.

 

She was born on March 11, 1933 in Macomb, IL to her parents, George and Gayle Waters. On August 23, 1951 Patricia married Donald Ames in Ipava, IL. He preceded Patricia in death along with her parents and brother, Guy Waters.

 

Patricia is survived by son, Gary Ames of Table Grove; 4 grandchildren, Jesse Ames, Stephanie Friday, Mackie Davenport, and Kenny Davenport; 7 Great-Grandchildren; and Brother, Larry Waters of Table Grove.

 

Patricia worked as a farmwife and retired from Table Grove State Bank. She was also a member of the West Prairie Presbyterian Church and Table Grove Legion Auxiliary. Family was everything to Patricia. She also loved to cook.

 

Services will be held 11 am on Thursday, December 20, 2018 at the Shawgo Memorial Home with Mike Ulmer officiating. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the services and internment will be at the Harris Cemetery in Table Grove, IL.

 

Memorials can be made to the Table Grove Rescue Squad or McDonough Hospice.

 

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


Helen Short, 95, of Macomb

Helen Short, 95, of Macomb passed away at 12:55 p.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb.

 

She was born on September 29, 1923 in McDonough County to Robert and Ethel Jackson Logan. She married Raymond Short on July 14, 1960 in Jerseyville, Illinois. He passed away on January 30, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

 

Helen is survived by her church family and many special friends.

 

She has lived in McDonough County all of her life. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb, Rebekah Lodge #342 and was a former member of Macomb Lodge 9 Ladies Auxiliary Patriarch Militant.

 

She was a quiet lady of great faith.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 17, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Lyren Haney officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the New Loraine Cemetery in Loraine, Illinois.

 

Memorials may be made to the Wesley Village Household Fund.

 

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


Ronald W. Harn, 85, of Bushnell, IL

Ronald “Ronnie” W. Harn, 85, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 11:42 AM on Monday, December 10, 2018 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. He was born July 8, 1933 in Bushnell, IL to George and Tillie (Crum) Harn. He married Lana Smith in Bushnell, IL on February 9, 1974; she survives.

 

Also surviving are five children, Stephen (Gayle) Harn of Blandinsville, IL, Sheryl (Randy) Friday of Colchester, IL, Debra Harn of Macomb, IL, Donna Nell of Blandinsville, IL, David (Beth) Wharton of East Peoria, IL; three grandchildren, Stephanie (Clay) Robinson, Kammie Harn, Blake (Courtney) Wharton; one great-grandchild, Cheyenne Robinson; three brothers, Frederick (Martha) Harn of Bushnell, IL, David (Reita) Harn of Lewistown, IL, Leo Harn of Avon, IL; two sisters, Mardine Hanley of Prairie City, IL, Barbara Derenzy of Bushnell, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Tony and Timmy Harn; one brother, John Richard Harn; and one sister, June Waller.

 

Ronnie’s favorite hobby and passion was antique cars. He was a member of the Western Illinois Antique Auto Club of Galesburg. He proudly served his country in the Army during the Korean War.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, December 14, 2018 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, with Pastor Jim Eddy officiating. Interment will be in the Bushnell Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at the funeral home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Bushnell Patriot Flag Crew or the Bushnell VFW Post #1422. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com 


Linda L. (Williamson) Lovdahl, 60, of Monmouth, IL

Linda L. (Williamson) Lovdahl, 60, of Monmouth, IL passed away at 5:07 PM on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at OSF St. Francis in Peoria, IL. She was born October 28, 1958 in Canton, IL to Joshua and Vera (Bailey) Williamson.

 

She is survived by her mother, Vera; two children, Geoffrey Lovdahl of Monmouth, IL, Jessica Lovdahl of Carbondale, IL; one brother, William “Bill” (Sharon) Bailey of London Mills, IL; one niece, Carrie Ann Winkler Bailey; two nephews, Shawn (Lisa) Lillard, Jamey (Casey) Bailey; five great nephews, and one great niece.

 

She was preceded in death by her father, Joshua; one sister, Carol Lillard; and one brother David Williamson.

 

Linda had a strong Christian faith and she loved her family and friends dearly. She retired from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer. Linda was a strong woman and when she decided to go back to school in her 50’s to become an LPN, her family was so proud of her. She had a passion for her second career and absolutely loved caring for other people, including her mother.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, IL; where visitation will be held from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Friday, December 14, 2018. Gary Bryon will officiate. Interment will be in Bushnell Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s choice.

 

Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com


Willard D. Chapman 101, of Macomb

Willard D. Chapman 101, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away Friday December 7, 2018 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois.

 

He was born Sept. 4, 1917 in Macomb, Illinois to Alex and Maude Dennis Chapman; he married Letha Kimmel on June 14, 1942. She preceded him in death on April 12, 2010.

 

He is survived by his daughters, Roxie Senn of Pleasant Plains, IL., Denise Coker of Petersburg, IL., and Debbie Farder of Rochester, IL.; 6 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers and a sister.

 

He served in the Navy during WWII. He owned Macomb Auto Body and Chapman Mobile Manor.

 

He loved flying radio controled airplanes, hunting and fishing.

 

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday Dec. 17, 2018 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with Military rites. Pastor Jim Eddy will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com


Winona M. Winter, 100, of Macomb

Winona M. Winter, 100, of Macomb passed away at 10:25 a.m. Friday, December 7, 2018 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.

 

She was born on August 20, 1918 in Bethel Township, McDonough County to James and Florence Teel Thompson.

 

She is survived by friends Scott and Cheri Allison of Macomb; one sister, LaVerda Wenzel of Phoenix, Arizona and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Norma Jean Gray and Thelma Jackson and one brother, James W. Thompson, Jr.

 

Winona lived most of her life in McDonough County. She received her B.S. from Western Illinois University in 1956. She taught in several McDonough County country schools and finished her teaching career at Good Hope Elementary School, teaching first grade.

 

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, McDonough County Historical Society and Illinois Teachers Association and a former member of Order of Eastern Star.

 

When she was able she was an avid bird watcher, enjoyed golfing and was active with her farm and flower garden. She enjoyed traveling the world seeing China, Russia, seeing the pyramids in Egypt, Africa, South America, Hawaii and Alaska to name a few.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Dr. Howard White officiating. There will be no visitation. Private burial of ashes will be held at a later date.

 

Memorials may be made to Wesley Village, Pursuit of Home.

 

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


Vera L. Bright, 91, of Macomb

Vera L. Bright, 91, of Macomb, passed away at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

 

She was born on July 4, 1927 in Wythe Township, Illinois to Leonard and Francis Arnold Miller.

 

She is survived by her caregiver, Cheryl Stevens of Colchester; two brothers, Hank (Gloria) Miller of Warsaw and Butch (Pam) Miller of Smithfield and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; special friend, Hap; four brothers, Jerry Miller, John Miller, Walter Miller and Andrew Miller and one sister, Nancy Hitz.

 

Vera lived most of her life in McDonough County where she worked Haeger Pottery and was a greeter at Walmart before her retirement.

 

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

 

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


W. Wayne Link, 86, of LaHarpe, IL

W. Wayne Link, 86, of LaHarpe, IL, passed away Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, IA.

 

Mr. Link was born June 16, 1932 in LaHarpe the son of Lewis and Eva Laybourne Link. On March 18, 1956 he married M. Louise Russell in Terre Haute, IL. She survives.

 

Wayne was a 1950 graduate of the LaHarpe High School. Following high school he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Link farmed all of his life near LaHarpe. He was a member of the LaHarpe Union Church, LaHarpe American Legion and the Farm Bureau. He was an avid reader and enjoyed listening to country music.

 

He is survived by his wife, Louise, two sons, Sheldon Link and Scott Link both of LaHarpe, seven grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, one brother, Wendell (Eleanor) Link of LaHarpe and one sister, Jean Louden of LaHarpe.

 

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Donald Link, four sisters, Louella Bowen, Louise Boren, Dorothy Kern and Leah Belle Hicks.

 

The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Nate McCarter officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until 2:00 Saturday at Banks & Beals. A memorial fund has been established for the LaHarpe American Legion.

 

To leave a condolence or sign the guest book please visit Mr. Link's obituary at banksandbeals.com