Obituaries

Timothy C. Sullivan, 64, of Macomb

Timothy C. Sullivan, 64, of Macomb, Illinois passed away at 4:08 AM Thursday, May 23, 2019 while surrounded by loved ones at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.

He was born May 6, 1955 in Macomb, Illinois to Clarence Arnold and Louise Doran Sullivan. He married Cynthia Schultz on March 15, 1980. She survives.

 

Also surviving are his children: Brian Sullivan of Macomb, Illinois, Elizabeth (Paul) Strycker of Mequon, Wisconsin, and Theresa (Nathan) Young of Colchester, Illinois; 5 grandsons: Peter Strycker, Luke Strycker, Lauren Young, James Strycker, and Andrew Strycker; 2 granddaughters: Clare Strycker and Emily Young;  3 brothers: Joe Sullivan of Macomb, Illinois, Jerry (Jennifer) Sullivan of Sturgeon, Missouri, and John (Judy) Sullivan of Mabank, Texas; 5 sisters: Margaret (Dan) Donovan of Macomb, Illinois, Cathy (Ed) Kresl of Tampa, Florida, Martha Woodford of Peoria, Illinois, Donna Mason of Macomb, Illinois, and Christina (Paul) Richter of North Aurora, Illinois. Many nieces, nephews, cousins, great-nieces, and great-nephews survive.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters: Mary Sullivan and Susan Earman; 1 brother-in-law: Scott Woodford.

 

He was a lifelong member of St. Paul Catholic Church; regular Eucharistic minister and altar server; member of St. Paul Cemetery Board; member of McDonough County Farm Bureau; former member of McDonough County 4-H Board; former member of Macomb School Board; formerly in charge of land-owner relations for the Macomb Balloon Rally Committee.

Tim was a lifelong farmer who was admired by his landlords and farm neighbors. He had worked with WIU grounds-keeping, WIU golf course, and Logan School; had been a bus driver for Red Cross, Bridgeway, and Macomb Schools; had played basketball for Macomb Bombers from 1972-1974, earning the name “Super Sub” for his noteworthy shooting percentage and rebounding; had coached basketball, baseball, and softball for St. Paul School, YMCA, MCGSL, and Macomb Little League.

 

Rev. Adam Stimpson will offer a funeral Mass for Tim at 10 AM Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at St. Paul Catholic Church, with visitation on Monday, May 27, from 3-6 PM at the church preceded by a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 2 PM. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery following the funeral Mass.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Church, Macomb FFA, or Macomb Bomber Booster Club.

 

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

Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements

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Micaela D. Hearne, 37, of Macomb

Micaela D. Hearne age 37 of Macomb, passed away Wednesday at her home in Macomb.  She was born July 26, 1981 in Canton, Illinois, to Davis and Tracy Hall Sheets. Micaela was united in marriage September of 2005 in Macomb, to Keith Hearne.

Surviving to mourn her passing is her Mother: Tracy Dutton,  Husband: Keith Hearne, 1 Son: Merik Sheets, Macomb, 2 Daughters: Bailey Sheets, Macomb, Rylea Hearne, Macomb, 1 Sister: Megan Garcia, Macomb, 1 Niece: Leina Garcia, 1 Nephew: Liam Garcia, Father In Law: Jon Hearne, Bardolph and 2 very special friends, Jenny Carrano and Stephanie Haskins.

Micaela was a homemaker for her family and friends.  She always had an open door to her home helping anyone that needed help.  She enjoyed gardening of which she had a very green thumb.  Her Greatest love of all was her family.

Celebration of life will be held at Argyle Lake State Park at a later date.  Memorial is to the family to help with expenses.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com 

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Constance C. Purdum, 85, Macomb, IL

Constance C. Purdum, a former longtime Macomb resident and civic leader, died of respiratory failure April 6 at her residence at Sunrise of Beverly Hills, CA. She was 85 and had suffered from metastatic lung cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.

                Connie, as she was universally known, was born in Bushnell to Albert Smith and Enid Edie Clarke on July 11, 1933. She was educated at the Western Illinois University Training School and was a 1955 graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, and was also a graduate of the Moser Secretarial School of Chicago.

                After finishing her education, she worked as secretary to the dean of men at W.I.U., before marrying Jerry S. Purdum of Macomb on Nov. 2, 1957. The couple eloped to Crown Point, Indiana and spent a brief honeymoon in Chicago before returning to set up housekeeping at the West Carroll Street apartments, later moving to South Madison Street and eventually to 8 Bacon’s Wood Circle.

                Over the years, Connie was active in local politics and various charitable organizations. She was co-chair of the McDonough County Republican Central Committee in the presidential election of 1968, and also served as chair of the Salvation Army Advisory Board. She was also a longtime driver for Meals on Wheels, and later served as a board member of the McDonough District Hospital and a trustee of Lawrence University.

                She belonged to the First Presbyterian Church, the Macomb Country Club and was a proud member of the noon meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. A vital, vivacious presence in the community, she loved dancing the Charleston, playing host at Saturday night dinner parties, and appearing in productions of “South Pacific” and “Annie Get Your Gun” at W.I.U.’s Summer Music Theatre in the 1970s. In later years, she lived part-time in Chicago, where she served on the board of Lifeline Theatre and enjoyed trips with fellow patrons of the Goodman Theatre Company to see plays in London. Similarly, she relished annual journeys organized by President Al Golfarb of W.I.U. to see theater in New York City. In 2011, she moved to Bethesda, Md., to be closer to relatives and then, in 2014, to Beverly Hills.

                She was predeceased by her parents and husband, a longtime local businessman, and by one son, Christopher Clarke Purdum, and by her other sister, Rosemary Kelso.  She is survived by her other sister, Barbara Carson of Macomb, and her three children, sons Todd, of Los Angeles and Stephen of Grand Rapids, MN, and daughter, Edie Glavey of Chicago, together with six grandchildren, Margaret and John Glavey of Chicago; Shelby and Harrison Purdum of Grand Rapids; and Katharine and Stephen Purdum of Los Angeles.

                A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday May 25, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Macomb. Rev. Erin Marth will officiate.  Private burial of ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory to the Salvation Army.

Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Margaret Ella Bugg Chenoweth, 87, of Macomb

Margaret Ella Bugg Chenoweth, 87, of Macomb passed away at 5:59 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at her residence.

 

She was born on November 16, 1931 at the St. Francis Hospital in Macomb to Roscoe William and Margaret Ulm Bugg. She married George Edward Chenoweth on February 4, 1950 in Macomb. He passed away on June 4, 2002.

 

She is also preceded in death by her parents; one son, David; one brother Frank and two sisters, Elizabeth and Joann.

 

Ella is survived by three daughters, Cathy (Christopher) Laughery of Evergreen,Colorado Chris (Mick) Cruse of Normal, Illinois and Connie (David) Garner of Macomb; five grandchildren, Tanya (Joshua) Serena, Michael (Sheena) Morgan, Eric David (Natalie) Chenoweth, Tracy (Wyatt) Houtz and Adam (Sara) Chenoweth; eight great-grandchildren, Zoraida, Marshall, Augustine, Pascal, Benjamin, Thomas, Anastasia and Annalie and one sister, Betsy (Mike) Kugler of Adair.

 

Ella graduated from Macomb High School in 1949 and immediately began a job at the Citizens National Bank where she worked for 3 years. She also worked at Mounce Motors as a bookkeeper, McDonough County Farm Bureau, WIU in the Math Department and then the Speech and Hearing Communications Department for eight years. In 1978 she became the office manager at Chenoweth Implement Co., Inc until July, 1997 when she retired.

 

While her children were young she was a girl scout leader and served on the GSA Macomb Board for three years; coached the first YMCA girls softball starting with only two teams. She also volunteered as a bookkeeper for Meals on Wheels program through the First Presbyterian Church for five years and MDH Auxiliary for three years.

 

Ella was a member of Macomb Women’s Bowling association for 30 years and served two terms as President of the Friday Night League; a member of the WIU Women’s Golf League for four years; member of the Macomb Grandmother’s Club for ten years serving terms as secretary-treasurer, Vice-President and President; member of Macomb Country Club and First Presbyterian Church in Macomb where she and George were married.

 

Sometimes she liked to write little rhymes and couldn’t resist one last time. She was very happy as George’s wife and she loved her family and her life.

 

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb with Reverend Erin Marth officiating.

 

Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice or Wesley Rehab.

 

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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Patricia Ann Rodeffer, 77, of rural Dallas City, IL

Patricia Ann Rodeffer, 77, of rural Dallas City, Illinois passed away at 1:00 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2019 at the Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab in Stronghurst, Illinois.

 

Pat was born on December 30, 1941 in Decatur, Illinois the daughter of Charles T. and Grace Mae Denson Johnson. On August 11, 1967 she married John H. Rodeffer in Bloomington, Illinois. He survives.

 

Mrs. Rodeffer was a 1960 graduate of Clinton Community High School, Clinton, Illinois. Following high school she received her Bachelors Degree from the Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. Pat taught Special Education at Enos Elementary School in Springfield, Scofield School in Carthage and Remedial Reading at the Ferris Grade School in Ferris, Illinois.

 

Pat was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi, American Association of University Women, Girl Scouts where she served on the staff of the 50th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. She was also a member of the LaHarpe Christian Church, serving as head of the Nursery Department for 25 years. She loved to sing in the church choir, embroidery and quilting with the ladies of the Ladies Aide of the Ferris Christian Church. She was addicted to Jigsaw Puzzles.

 

Survivors include her husband, John, three children, Clark (Amanda) Rodeffer, Lynn (Caryn) Rodeffer and Anna Rodeffer, five grandchildren, E’lanor, Derek, Lily, Silas and Zoey, and one brother, Ray Lynn Johnson.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Charles "Dick" Johnson.

 

The funeral service for Mrs. Rodeffer will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Pastor Nate McCarter officiating. Burial will be in the Durham Cemetery with Jordan Knight officiating. The family will receive friends from noon until 2:00 Saturday at Banks & Beals.

 

A memorial fund has been established for the LaHarpe Christian Church (to send kids to church camp), Illinois Cancer Society or Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab. To leave a condolence please visit Patricia’s obituary at banksandbeals.com

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Joseph T. Adams, 51, of Macomb

Joseph T. Adams, 51, of Macomb passed away at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, May 19, 2019 at his residence.

He was born in Macomb on November 2, 1967 to Donald and Marcia Foster Adams.

 

Joseph is survived by his mother, Marcia Adams of Macomb and three brothers, James T. Adams of Macomb, David A. Adams of Macomb and Matthew R. (Heather) Adams of Canton; one nephew, Matthew "Bubba" Adams of Canton and two nieces, Danielle Adams of Canton and Cynthia Adams of Canton.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald and his grandparents.

 

Joseph had worked as an English Professor at Western Illinois University.

 

He lived in Macomb all of his life. He enjoyed family history and was an avid writer. He loved fishing, camping and any type of adventure.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be held in Bardolph Cemetery.

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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Floyd Duane "Scooby" Holdcroft, 87, of Macomb

Floyd Duane "Scooby" Holdcroft, 87, of Macomb passed away at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

 

He was born on August 18, 1931 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan to Floyd and Icie M. Duncan Holdcroft.

Duane is survived by one son, Bruce Holdcroft of Macomb; one daughter, Barbara (Richard) Walters of Bushnell; grandchildren, Stephanie (Nathan) Harrison of Bushnell and Megan (Brad) Thompson of Canton; great-grandchildren, Aubree Thompson and Graham Harrison; one step-son, Billl Holdcroft of Chicago; step-grandchildren, Icie, Kiah and Tish and three step-great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Tom Holdcroft and one sister, Betty Haulk.

He worked for Haeger Pottery for 20 years and then worked as a custodian at Edison School for 21 years before his retirement.

 

He served in the United States Army. He was a lifetime member of the Macomb American Legion. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and enjoyed mowing and gardening.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Ben Ellefritz officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be held in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

 

Memorials may be made to the Macomb American Legion or the Alzheimer’s Association.

 

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

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Cecilia A. Clark, 63, of Macomb

Cecilia A. "CC" Clark, 63, of Macomb passed away at 2:49 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

 

She was born on March 19, 1956 in Macomb to Curtis and Mary Dolan Leonard. She married Daniel Clark on December 19, 1974 in Macomb. He survives.

 

Also surviving are one son, Aaron (Catalina Simon) Clark of Macomb and one step-son, Alex Rzeszut of Macomb.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

CC worked for GTE for 20 years and at MDH in the communications department for 29 years.

She enjoyed antiquing and going on motorcycle rides.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. There will be no services.

 

Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital.

 

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

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Ethel Rhodes, 54, of Macomb

Ethel Rhodes age 54 of Macomb, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Heartland Health Care Center, in Macomb. 

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. Services may be held at a later date. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handleing arrangements.

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Kathryn S. Jobe, 73, of Macomb

Kathryn S. Jobe age 73 of Macomb, passed away, Monday, May 13, 2019, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.  She was born November 29, 1945, in Keokuk, Iowa, to Robert W. and Helena K. Williams Jobe.

 

Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Brothers: John Jobe, Maple Valley, Washington, Jim Jobe, Ft. Madison, Iowa, 1 Sister: Barbara Cunningham, Macomb, 1 Brother In Law: Bill Mullins, along with several Nieces and Nephews.

 

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, 3 Sisters: Alice Kutcher, E. Maxine Rowe, Sandra Mullins, 1 Brother: Steven Jobe.

 

Kathryn retired from the Rock Island Arsenal, she obtained her associate degree from Keokuk Junior College and later attended St. Ambrose College in Davenport, Iowa.  She loved caring for all her cats, cross stitching, shopping with family and friends, flowers, but most of all she loved the time she got to spend with her family.

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. Internment at Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa will be held at a later date. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Ron Feld, 77, of Colchester

Ron Feld age 77 of Colchester, passed away Monday, May 13, 2019, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb. He was born March 24, 1942 in Quincy, Illinois, to Everett and M. Louise Tice Feld.  Ron was united in marriage November 28, 1963 in Virginia, Illinois to Helen Kolberer, she preceded him in death on March 17, 2003.

 

Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Son: Greg (Tara) Feld, Macomb, 3 Daughters: Jill (Kevin) Hufendick, Quincy, Judy (Joey) Haddix, Colchester, Kim (Fred) Pendleton, Pekin, 9 Grandchildren; Haleigh (Jared) Ruebush, Josh Haddix, Bryce Haddix, Courtney (Brian) Buford, Abbey (Devan) DePauw, Kelley Hufendick, Hannah (Jeremy Hughes) Feld, Emily Pendleton, Katie Pendleton, and 6 Great Grand Daughters.

 

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 40 years Helen Feld, and 1 Brother: Dave Feld. Ron had been employed at Simpson Powellson Lumber Yard in Colchester, Pioneer Lumber in Macomb, and First Federal Savings Bank in Colchester, where he retired after 20 years.  Ron had been a member of the Colchester Fire Department and the Colchester Lions Park Board.  He was a member of the Macomb Elks, Colchester Lions Club, NRA, and the Hancock County Gun Club.  He enjoyed fishing spending time at the Lake of the Ozarks, meeting his friends for coffee, watching the St Louis Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys,  The time he spent with his family brought the greatest joy to his life. 

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Jim Clayton, internment will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. 

 

Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Thursday. Memorials are to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Delbert C. Manard age 92 of Colchester

Delbert C. Manard age 92 of Colchester, passed away, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Wesley Village Health Care in Macomb. 

 

He was born October 3, 1926, in La Clede, MO. to Lloyd M and Velma M. Griswold Manard.  He was united in marriage to Wanda June Peck in Macomb, August, 22, 1948.

 

Surviving to mourn his passing is his Son; Joseph E. Manard, Colchester and several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

 

Delbert was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 1 Daughter; Joan Manard, 2 Sisters; Veta Marie Harper, Katherine LaVerne Manard, 2 Brothers; Robert Griswold Manard and Lloyd Melvin Manard Jr.

 

Delbert was a life time farmer, he had served on the Board of Directors of McDonough Telephone Coop.and the Colchester State Bank, 50 year member of Bushnell Masonic Lodge.  Served his county in the United States Army, of which he was stationed in Japan.

 

Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester with Rev. Lyren Haney.  Visitation with the family will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.

 

Memorial is to Friendship Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Alice E. Sheffler, 80, of Macomb

Mrs. Alice E. Sheffler, 80, of Macomb, IL passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.

 

She was born March 1, 1939 in Blandinsville, IL, the daughter of John W. And Alice Foster Akers. On October 9, 1956 she married Richard E. "Pop" Sheffler in Blandinsville. He preceded her in death on September 19, 2006.

 

Alice enjoyed crocheting, knitting, playing bingo and working in her yard. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren.

 

Surviving are three daughters, Sheryl (Bob) Klein of Blandinsville, Darlene (Jeff) Beck of Abingdon, IL and Lisa (Duane) Teel of Blandinsville, two sons, Allen (Cynthia) Sheffler of Blandinsville and Jeff (Joanna) Sheffler of East Peoria, IL, 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, one brother, Roy Akers of Coal Valley, IL and one sister, Joan Gashi of Pennsylvania.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, one granddaughter, Emily Beck, one great-granddaughter, Alexis Teel, one brother, John W. Akers, Jr. and one sister, Doris Ridgeway.

 

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Terre Haute, Illinois Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 9:30 - 10:30 Thursday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe.

 

To leave a condolence, please visit her obituary at banksandbeals.com.

 

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Dr. Donna Lucille Sloan, of Macomb

Dr. Donna Lucille Sloan died May 13, 2019 at Macomb, Illinois.

 

She was born June 6, 1933 to W. Leroy Sloan and Leta Sloan.

 

She graduated from Volga High School and worked several years in Elkader, Ia. Then she attended ISU and earned a BS. She taught home economics in Clear Lake and Marengo, Ia.. She went back to ISU to get her MS. After obtaining her degree, she got a position teaching textiles and clothing at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL where she taught until her retirement. During her tenure she earned a PHD from Ohio State University.

 

She was an active member of Wesley United Church and also a member of AARP, PEO and University Women. Donna was an avid bridge player and played Mexican dominoes. Donna had many fiends especially her best friend, her cat Oreo.

 

Donna is survived by her sister, Doris and brother-in-law Leo Buckley from Des Moines, her niece Janet and husband Nathan Weeden and nephew Jerry Buckley, all from Des Moines.

 

Her last years were spent residing at Wesley Village in Macomb, Ill a victim of Alzheimers.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb with Reverend Dr. Howard White officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11a.m. Wednesday at the Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Volga Cemetery in Volga, Iowa.

 

Memorials can be sent to Wesley Village or Wesley United Church both 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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Nancy Taylor, age 64 of Macomb

Nancy Taylor, age 64 of Macomb, passed away at 4:10 A.M. on January 31, 2019 at Generations at Rock Island, Illinois.

 

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Industry Cemetery.

 

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

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Carl Richard Shipman, 82, of Blandinsville

Carl Richard Shipman, 82, of Blandinsville, IL went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 3, 2019 at 9:20 a.m. The Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, IL.

 

Carl was born September 22, 1936, to Cecil & Margie Shipman at their home north of Webster, IL by Doc Kelly. He married Janet Thompson on May 5, 1963 at the 1st Baptist Church in Blandinsville, IL. Carl was a veteran of the US Army. He was a night-shift foreman at NTN Bower for over 30 years. Carl was well known as an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He enjoyed life and had several hobbies including gardening, hunting and fishing with his sons and brothers, playing cards, camping with family and friends, and singing karaoke. He enjoyed all very much.

 

Carl is survived by his wife, Janet Shipman of Blandinsville, IL, two sons, Daniel (Nicole) Shipman, of Blandinsville, IL; Darren (Heather) Shipman of Gonzales, LA, one daughter, Lucinda Johnson (Don Carey) of Macomb, IL, 7 grandchildren: Nathan (Lacey) Shipman, Anthony Shipman, Nicholas Shipman, Lucas Shipman, Allyssa Johnson (Joe Gallagher), Alex Johnson (Heather Gonterman) and Ian Shipman and 4 great-grandchildren: Jaylee, Hope, Aiden and Jackson.

 

Carl was raised in a big, loving family with 3 brothers and 3 sisters: Mildred (Major) Lewis of Grayslake, IL; Cecil (Iola) Shipman of Ferris, IL; Clifford (Martha Jean) Shipman of Blandinsville, IL; Henry (Sonja) Shipman of Dallas City, IL; Shirley (Paul) Gorrell of Burlington, IA; and Carolyn (Vernon) Reed of Macon, MO. Although too many to mention, Carl also loved all of his nieces and nephews and had many good memories of family reunions and camping with his extended family at Spring Lake Park throughout the years.

 

Carl’s in-laws were his niece Angela Thomason, sister-in-law, Carolyn Strausbaugh and brother’s-in-law Larry and Donald Thompson.

 

Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Margie, three brothers-in-law’s; Marion Lewis, Vernon Reed and Donald Thompson and one sister-in-law, Martha Jean Shipman.

 

Carl never knew a stranger and couldn’t go anywhere without striking up a conversation with someone he knew. He was a friend to all and will be forever missed by his family and friends.

 

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe. Burial will be in the Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Banks & Beals. A memorial fund has been established for the First Christian Church Blandinsville or MDH Hospice.

 

To leave a condolence please visit Carl’s obituary at banksandbeals.com.

 

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Joan W. Ford, 72, of Bardolph

Joan W. Ford, 72, of Bardolph passed away at 12:49 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.

She was born on May 11, 1946 in Macomb to Albert and Violetta Adair Byerly. She married Rex Ford on November 4, 1967 in Macomb. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Tina (Randy) Ball of Muscatine, Iowa and Jenni (Steve) Schmitz of Macomb; one son, Chris (Kathy) Ford of Canton, Missouri; five grandchildren, Danielle (Rusty) Wolfe, Brad Ford and fiancee`, Andrea Hazelrigg, Allison Ford, Olivia Ford and Jodi Schmitz; two great-grandchildren, Mason Ford and Harper Hazelrigg and two sisters, Bonnie (Ray) Meisenheimer of Virden, Illinois and Cathy (Enoch) Snow of Virden, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Danny Ford; one brother, Joe Byerly and one sister Carol Byerly Ingram.

Joan lived in Bardolph since 1967. She worked as a home health worker for the McDonough County Health Department and also worked for the Elms Nursing Home and the Everly House.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Bardolph Cemetery with Reverend Jim Eddy officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to St. Judes or Bardolph Cemetery.

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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Betty Lou Logan 77, of Tennessee, IL

Betty Lou Logan 77, of Tennessee, IL passed away peacefully with family by her side on Thursday morning March 21, 2019 at Heartland Healthcare in Macomb, IL. 

Celebration of life will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at Jones Mortuary, with Rev. Doug Gorman.  Visitation with the family will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday, May 10, 2019, at the funeral home.  Private burial will take place at Hutchinson Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorials be made to Hutchinson Cemetery.   Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

 

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Darlene Derry, 91, of Canton, IL

Darlene Derry, 91, of Canton, IL, formerly of Astoria, East Peoria, and Hot Springs, Arkansas passed away Monday, April 29, 2019 at 5:35pm in Graham Hospital, Canton, IL.

 

She was born January 23, 1928 in Fulton Co., IL to parents Charles Lloyd and Mary Elizabeth Fisk. Darlene married Bernard Derry on September 14, 1947 in Astoria, IL. He preceded her in death on August 18, 2005 after 58 years of marriage.

 

Darlene is survived by son, Dr. Greg Derry of Cuba, IL; Daughter, Kathy Hayes of Groveland, IL; 4 Grandchildren, Kim Watkins, Jennifer Derry, Gina (and Gary) Sciortino, and Jeremy Hayes; 4 Great-Grandchildren, Carson (and Austin) Markland, Konnor Petefish, Kailee Sciortino and Laney Sciortino; Great-great-grandson, Landon Markland; Sister, Rose Heger of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; and Brother, Donald Fisk of Rolla, Missouri.

 

She was preceded in death by Great-Grandson, Ryan Petefish, and brother George Fisk.

 

Darlene worked as an air traffic controller until marriage changed her path. She spent her life supporting her husband in farming and raising her family. Darlene and Bernard were faithful members of the Summum Christian Church where she was very active with her great baking skills at all funeral dinners. Darlene was a gifted gardener and the keeper of many cats and a

few favorite dogs. She moved to Canton for the remaining twelve years of her life and always enjoyed feeding her birds and continued baking. Her companion (her other child), Tiger her cat, faithfully stayed by her side.

 

Services will be held 12 Noon on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Shawgo Memorial Home with Pastor Darren Fish and granddaughter Kim Watkins officiating. Visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the services on Friday with internment at the Astoria Cemetery, Astoria, IL.

 

Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society or TAPS in Pekin, IL

 

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

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J. Rodney Hodges, 69, of Augusta, Illinois

J. Rodney Hodges, 69, of Augusta, Illinois, passed away 12:15 AM Monday April 29, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.

 

He was born July 27, 1949 in Macomb, Illinois to James R. and Helen Egerton Hodges; he married Sue Ellen Markham on Feb. 1, 1969. She survives.

 

Also surviving are his children, Caryn (Jamie) Kerker of Augusta, Illinois, Terry (Trisha) Hodges of Kirkwood, Illinois, Kelly (Preston) McPeak of Blandinsville, Illinois; 6 grandchildren, Amanda (Daniel) Corrigan, Alyssa Kerker, Nicholas Hodges, Natalie Hodges, Layton McPeak, Landon McPeak; 2 brothers, Curtis Hodges of LaHarpe, Illinois, Kevin Hodges of Blandinsville, Illinois; and a sister, Linda Colla of Nevada.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

He worked his early life at Jennings Sales Barn, and then for NTN Bower and Yetter Manufacturing retiring in 2005. He farmed all his life.

 

He enjoyed Hunting, woodworking and collecting things.

 

He accepted the Lord and was a Christian when he passed away.

 

Services will be at 10 AM Saturday May 4, 2019 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be Friday May 3, from 5-7 PM. Pastor Jim Eddy will officiate. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery. Memorial Contribution may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Please sign guest book or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Lena "Gracie" Struening, 94, of Macomb

Lena "Gracie" Struening, 94, of Macomb passed away at 10 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

 

She was born on January 10, 1925 in Beason, Illinois to Louis and Lulu Baldwin Buesking. She married Vernon Paul Struening on April 20, 1947 in Lincoln, Illinois. He passed away on February 19, 1998.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; five brothers and three sisters.

 

Lena is survived by one daughter, Paula Brown of Macomb; one son, Craig (Julianne) Struening of Cynthiana, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Brandi Brown, Christopher Brown, Christi Struening and Cailean (Bryan) Nesbit and two great-grandchildren, Taylor Taulbee and Lukas Taulbee.

She lived in Lincoln, Springfield and Macomb before moving to Florida in 1977. She and her husband moved back to Macomb in 1990. She had worked in real estate while living in Florida.

 

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

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Peggy Irene (Hinchee) McGrew, 76, of Walnut Grove, IL

Peggy Irene (Hinchee) McGrew, 76, of Walnut Grove, IL, died Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 8:45 AM at her home after a two year battle with cancer. She was born February 16, 1943 in Avon, IL to Richard and Avis (Knott) Hinchee. She graduated from Cottage Hospital School of Nursing in 1964 and enjoyed a variety of nursing roles during her 40 year career.  

 

Peggy married Tom McGrew on November 26, 2016, he survives.  She is also survived by her son Kenton (Karina) Schenk of Escondido, CA, daughter Sarah Brown Abdullah and grandson Max Abdullah of Carmel, IN; brother James (Cindy) Hinchee of Canton, brother Frank (Vickie Tait) Hinchee of Bushnell; sister Beverly (Gary) Reed of Bushnell, sister Betty (David) Dean of Bushnell, sister-in-law Cathy (Ron) Ebbert of Oakford; and aunt Mary Belle Koser of Bushnell; along with 4 wonderful stepchildren and their families. 

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, father, step-father Donald Thompson, and brother Robert Hinchee.

 

No matter where Peggy was in her life, the main constant was her personal relationship with her savior Jesus Christ.  The desire of her heart was to share that love with everyone she knew so that all may experience the peace that passeth all understanding, which she lived out gracefully during her illness.  A wonderful tribute to Peggy would be to seek to know or deepen one's own relationship with the Lord.  

 

Peggy loved the beautiful renewal of spring, with its bright colors. Please feel free to wear happy colors if attending her services, to celebrate a life well lived.

 

Services will be held at 3:00 PM at the Checkrow Community Church, 3587 E Checkrow Rd, Avon, IL (rural Bushnell) on Saturday April 27, 2019, with visitation two hours prior to the service.  The service will be officiated by Pastor Joe Olson of Checkrow and Pastor Dean Reeverts of Walnut Grove UMC.  Cremation rights have been accorded.  Burial of ashes will be in Rigdon Cemetery.  

 

Memorial contributions may be made to MDH Hospice, who were so kind and incredibly competent during this time.  Martin-Hollis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com

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Doris Ann Darling, Nee Pratt, 88, of Bushnell, IL

Doris Ann Darling, nee Pratt, 88, of Bushnell, IL was called home to be with the Lord at 4:28 PM Thursday, April 18, 2019 at McDonough District Hospital. She was born June 26, 1930 to Jay Clyde and Fannie Mae (Mings) Pratt. She married Jesse Cleo Darling on July 24, 1948 in Bushnell, IL; he preceded her in death on January 22, 1979.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents and older sister Martha Louise.

 

She is survived by her daughters, Claudia Celeste Darling and Valerie Faith Ebert; sons-in-laws Winston Nyo Winn and Gary Lynn Ebert; granddaughter Noelle Renee Ebert; and youngest brother Earl Thomas (Jo Ann) Pratt.

 

She was devoted both to her family and her position as assistant librarian at the Bushnell Public Library for many years prior to retirement.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, April 26, 2019 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, with pastor David Hughes officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Bushnell Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bushnell Public Library.

 

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

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Damon Featherlin, of Macomb

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019 for Damon "Tuffy" Featherlin.

 

The memorial will be held at the Gin Ridge Cabin located at 1315 East 800th Street, Macomb, Illinois.

All family and  friends are welcome to attend to honor Tuffy's life and service to his country.

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Patricia L. Waggoner, 89, of Macomb

Patricia L. Waggoner, 89, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 3:25 AM Saturday Feb. 2, 2019 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

 

She was born Sept. 19, 1929 in Schulyer County, Illinois to Harold and Audrey Garrison Botts; she married John Waggoner on June 13, 1948. He preceded her in death on March 23, 2014.

 

Also preceding in death is her daughter, Jacqueline Murphy, brothers, Robert, Rolen, and Max Botts.

 

She is survived by her grandchildren, Timothy (Poope) Murphy of West Bath, Maine, and Christine (Brian) Laukaitis of Springfield, IL; great-grandchildren, Ayumi and Kiyomi Murphy Sasebo, Japan, Allison and Alex Murphy of West Bath, Maine; a great-great-grandchild, Leila Murphy; a brother, John (Barbara) Botts of Rushville, IL; a sister; Donna (Dick) Raffensparger of Tucson, AZ; and a sister-in-law, RoseAnn Botts of Opelousas, LA.

 

She worked at the McDonough County Treasurer Office for 40 years and served as Treasurer for 28 years retiring in 1998.

 

She was a member of the Macomb Altrusa Club, Macomb Eastern Star, McDonough County Genealogical Society, D.A.R. McDonough County Republican Women, and BPOE Deers.

 

Cremation has been accorded. Graveside Services will be held at 11 AM Saturday April 27, 2019 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Rev. Dr. Howard White will officiate. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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