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.

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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.

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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.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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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

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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.

 
 

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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.

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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.

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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.


 

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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.

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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.

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Carroll K. "Jim" Kitchen, 82, of Blandinsville

Carroll K. "Jim" Kitchen, 82, of Blandinsville passed away at 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

 

He was born on February 2, 1936 in Libertyville, Iowa, the youngest of 12 to Samuel Sr. and Vernie Maring Kitchen. He married Ruth Ann Millspaugh in 1956. She preceded him in death. He then married Mary Wallace in 1975. She preceded him in death in 2016.

 

He was also preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Paul, Gerald, Billy, Donald and Samuel; six sisters, Florence, Nellie, Neva, Kathryn, Geraldine and Barbara and step-sons, Jeff and Danny Monroe.

 

Jim is survived by his children, Kimberly (Matthew) Burford of Carthage, Royal Kitchen of Alvin, Texas, Wesley Kitchen of Wareham, Massachusetts and Susan (Jeff, deceased) Monroe of Blandinsville; step-children, Kalyn (Joe) Wilcoxen of Blandinsville, Russell Coates of Nashville, Tennessee, William Coates of Monticello, Minnesota and Robert Monroe; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

 

He lived in LaHarpe and Blandinsville most of his life. He enjoyed wood working and crafts. He was a dedicated employee for Charlie Hensley farms for over 20 years. Before that he worked for Lowell Cortelyou.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville with Reverend Lyren Haney officiating. There will be no visitation.

 

Memorials may be made to Blandinsville Rescue Squad.

 

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

 

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

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Clay A. Wise, 58, of Mt. Pleasant, IA

Clay A. Wise, 58, of Mt. Pleasant, IA passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 while in his home.

 

Clay was born to Leslie and Janice (Salisbury) Wise on January 15, 1960 in Lake Charles, LA. His father, Leslie, preceded him in death along with maternal grandfather, Lyle Salisbury; Paternal Grandparents, Arthur and Maydee Wise; and two Aunts, Ruth Ellis and Marilyn Howarter.

 

He is survived by his mother, Janice Poloney of Canton, IL; Sisters, Teresa Fleming of Mattoon, IL, Patricia Cupp of Canon City, CO, and Connie Rossignol of Aurora, CO; Grandmother, Irma Salisbury of Canton, IL; 3 Nieces and Nephews, 2 Great-Nieces and Nephews, and several Cousins.

 

Clay worked as a fork lift operator for LaMont Company. He served his country in the Army with a rank of Specialist 4 in the 124th Signal Battalion, Company C. He was also a member of Bob Tribby Post #58 American Legion, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

 

Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Astoria Cemetery, Astoria, IL with Pastor Kevin Kessler officiating. Military rites will be provided by the Astoria American Post #25 for interment.

 

Memorials can be made out to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN.

 

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

 

 

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Patricia Lynn (Grassmyer) Semick, 60, of Macomb

Patricia Lynn (Grassmyer) Semick, 60, of Macomb passed away at 5:53 p.m. Saturday, September 8, 2018 at her residence in Macomb.

 

She was born on March 11, 1958, to Harold and Ella (Sturgess) Grassmyer in Peoria, Illinois.

 

She is survived by two sisters, Sharon (William) Setser of Macomb and Christine "Tina" (Rick) Welsh of Bartonville, Illinois; three nieces, Dawn Pankey (Chad) Grainger of Denver, Iowa, Ginger Pankey (Stu) Westen of Mukwonago, Wisconsin, and Sherry Pankey (Scott) Whitsitt of Austin, Texas; seven great-nieces and nephews and a very special friend of fourteen years, Tim Luidahl of Macomb.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, and all of her grandparents.

 

Patti graduated from Limestone Community High School in Bartonville, Illinois in 1976. She received her Bachelor degree from Western Illinois University in 2010.

 

Patti worked at Commercial National Bank in Peoria for 17 years, starting as a young teller and leaving as the secretary to the bank president.

 

She moved to Macomb in 1995. She worked at Bridgeway, Mid-American National Bank of Macomb, Spoon River College and most recently for Mosaic. She dearly cared for her clients at Mosaic and brought some of them to church most Sundays. Patti was an active member of Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb.

 

Patti’s aging parents moved in with her in 1998. She helped care for them until their deaths.

Patti had a love for animals, especially cats, which she raised over the years. She loved her home and took great pride in decorating the inside and tending to beautiful flower gardens outside. She was an avid antique shopper, and loved the challenges of resale shopping. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends, especially, by her two sisters.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Maple Avenue Christian Church with Reverend Donnie Case officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded and private burial of cremains will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb at a later date.

 

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Maple Avenue Christian Church Building Fund or Humane Society of McDonough County.

 

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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Lulu Belle Holland, 75, of Macomb

Lulu Belle Holland, 75, of Macomb passed away at 2:11 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2018 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

 

She was born on March 3, 1943 in Macomb to Russell L. and Elizabeth F. Peterson Willey. She married Robert William Bailey. She then married Thomas Jackson Frost and then married Golden Donald Holland, Jr. He passed away in 1982.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sons in infancy; two sisters and one brother in infancy.

 

She is survived by her children, Jerry (Angela Claibourn) Bailey of Macomb, Kevin Bailey I of Bloomington, Risa (Kenneth) Diehl of Macomb and David (Lori) Frost of Colchester; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and 3 brothers, Russell Willey, Lee Willey and Roger (Darla) Willey.

 

Born and raised in Macomb, she was a graduate of Macomb High School in 1961. She lived in various places in Illinois before moving back to Macomb in 1976. She had worked as a nurse’s aide and worked for Eureka Company making bomb casings during the Vietnam War.

 

She attended the Bethel Baptist Church south of Fandon.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Bethel Baptist Church with Reverend Jim Richardson officiating. There will be no visitation. Burial of ashes will be in Rushville City Cemetery following the service. Family requests casual dress with either cat or kitten shirts or butterfly shirts and blue pants.

 

Memorials may be made to the Lulu Belle Holland Memorial 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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Betty J. White, 81, of Canton, formerly of Vermont, IL

Betty J. White, 81, of Canton, formerly of Vermont, IL passed away at 5:06 p.m. on Thursday, September 6, 2018 while in the Clayberg Fulton County Nursing Center in Cuba, IL.

 

Betty was born on July 25, 1937 in Vermont, IL to her parents, Cecil and Della (Emig) Wright Sr. In 1956, Betty married Larry “Red” White in Lewistown, IL. Larry preceded Betty in death on December 13, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Gene Wright.

 

Betty is survived by her son, Kevin White of Cuba, IL; Daughter, Della Anderson of Astoria, IL; 2 Sisters, Bessie Ellen Bricker of Astoria, IL and Doris Lafary of Smithfield, IL; Brother, Bobby Wright of Southern Illinois; 9 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren.

 

She worked as a homemaker and was a member of the Vermont United Methodist Church. Betty enjoyed going to the annual Spoon River Scenic Drive and auctions.

 

A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2018 in the Vermont Cemetery in Vermont, IL with Pastor Glen Edenburn officiating. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. the same day at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL.

 

Services provided by Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, IL.

 

Online condolences may be given to the family at http://www.shawgomemorialhome.org

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Marcile K. "Midge" Clayton, 90, of Macomb, Formerly of Vermont

Marcile K. "Midge" Clayton, 90, of Grand Prairie Assisted Living in Macomb, formerly of Vermont, peacefully went to be with our Lord on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at her home.

 

She was born in Rockbridge in Green County, IL on February 26, 1928 to Carl and Viola Loy Bowman. She married Charles Howard "Red" Clayton on August 14,1948 and they enjoyed 68 years of marriage.

 

She is survived by her six children, Paulette and Dr. Gary Payne of Austin Texas, Elaine Clayton of Galesburg, Michael and Pat Clayton of Walcott Iowa, Mark and Mary Clayton of Ave Maria Florida, Janet and Brad Hall of Vermont, Karen and Thomas Akers of Carol Stream. She was loved and adored by 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband "Red" Clayton, her parents, a sister, and 5 brothers.

 

Marcile was a graduate of Medora High School, and moved to Macomb in 1946 where she attended Western Teachers College (now WIU). Besides raising an active and growing family, Midge worked at Haegar Pottery salesroom where she retired after 20 years of service. Daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and woman of faith, Midge was a member of Vermont Methodist Church and United Methodist Women as well as Vermont Auxiliary and Vermont Breakfast Club. She dedicated her life to her husband, her children and her beautiful flower garden.

 

A private internment of ashes will be held at Chockley Cemetery in Eldorado Township.

 

All are invited to join us in a Celebration of Life that will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at Wesley Village Community Center in Macomb for a time of fellowship, sharing and refreshments. The family with meet with friends following the service at 11 am.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Chockley Cemetery or McDonough County Public Transportation.

 

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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N. Isabel Livermore, 83, of LaHarpe

N. Isabel Livermore, 83, of LaHarpe, IL died Thursday, September 6, 2018 at her home.

She was born July 2, 1935 in Wyaconda, MO, the daughter of Gilbert and Lucille Alexander Hustead. She married Herbert Fox on January 22, 1955. They later divorced. On November 7, 1992 she married Carroll Livermore . He preceded her in death on January 15, 2016.

 

She was a 1953 graduate of Stronghurst High School. Following graduation she worked at Sylvania in Burlington, IA. She later worked at the State Bank of LaHarpe from 1967 until retiring on December 11, 1998.

 

Isabel was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan as well as the LaHarpe Eagles and Illini West Chargers. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter, Jerilyn (Ron) Bennett of Carthage, IL, one son, Brian (Shelly Wagler) Fox of LaHarpe, two step-children, David (Sheila) Livermore of Smithshire, IL and Diane (John) Kesinger of Aledo, IL, ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, five sisters, Darlene Tatge, Joan Stamp, Betty Smith, Joyce McCarthy and Judy Duncan and one brother, Charles Hustead.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother-in-law.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with John Kesinger and Hayden Fox officiating. Burial will follow in the Stronghurst Cemetery. Friends may call after 3:00PM Saturday at the funeral home where the family will meet with friends from 5:00 - 7:00PM.

 

A memorial fund has been established for the Blessing Hospice or the H.O.P.E. Organization.

 

To sign the guest book and leave a condolence, please visit her obituary at banksandbeals.com,

 

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Geraldine "Geri" Stevens, 90, of Rushville

Geraldine "Geri" Stevens, passed to her heavenly home on Friday, August 31, 2018 just hours after celebrating her 90th birthday. She was born on August 30, 1928 in Astoria, IL, the daughter of Ethel and Oscar (Johnson) Hopping. She married John Robert "Bob" Stevens on May 30, 1963 in Springfield, IL. He preceded her in death on May 3, 1986.

 

    Geri is survived by her three sons; Jon Crozier of Springfield, IL, Rex Stevens of Rushville, IL, and Rodney (and Tonya) Stevens of Simi Valley, CA, three grandchildren; Wesley Stevens, Ryan Stevens, and Kaylee Stevens, all of Simi Valley, CA, two step-grandchildren, Dakota Stevens and John Robert Stevens of Marietta, GA, numerous nieces and nephews, and a very special friend and caregiver, Tonya Goddard. Geri also leaves behind her most loved companion, her dog Daisy Mae, whom she lovingly called "My sweet Baby Girl".

 

    Geri was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers; Russell Hopping, Harold Dean "Pete" Hopping and Kenneth Wayne "Hop" Hopping, two sisters, Verna Vesta Mathis and Pauline "Polly" Trone and a step-daughter Starlynn Stevens and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

    Geri attended small country schools in the area surrounding Astoria. She worked as a cocktail waitress at the Elks Club in Springfield, IL for several years. Later she and her husband and family moved to Van Nuys, CA, where she was employed by the Holiday Inn and also worked as a licensed Real Estate agent with REMAX Realty and other agencies until she retired. She later moved back to Illinois and made her home with her sister Verna Mathis for several years and then moved to Charles Place in Rushville this past year.

 

    Geri was of the Christian faith and on January 3, 2018 was baptized in her faith in Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She had a giving heart and her greatest joy was always being there to help others, especially her family and grandchildren.

 

    Cremation rites have been accorded. Shawgo Memorial Home has been entrusted with her arrangements and a celebration of life is being planned in the future.

 

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June Elizabeth (Goldsborough) Huston, 91, of Rushville

June Elizabeth (Goldsborough) Huston, 91, of Rushville, passed away at 2:05 PM, Wednesday,
September 5, 2018, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.
 
She was born on August 22, 1927, in Schuyler County, Illinois, the daughter of Harvey Curtis
and Anna Maria (Dean) Goldsborough. June was a 1945 graduate of Rushville High School.  She
married Harold Huston in 1952. She worked for many years as a cook at Rushville Junior High
School Cafeteria and later as a ward clerk at Culbertson Memorial Hospital. She also worked as
a secretary for the Free Methodist Church in Rushville.
 
She was a lifelong member and an active servant in the Free Methodist Church in Rushville,
teaching Sunday School, serving as steward, volunteering in the CYC program, and serving as
treasurer for Rushville Family Camp. Her Christian faith and her family were the greatest
sources of joy and hope in her life; she prayed fervently for her daughters and their families and
invested her life in establishing holiday traditions and creating lasting memories. Her
grandchildren will always remember Easter egg hunts, rides in the red wagon, long rows of
Christmas stockings lining the mantle, tea parties, homemade gifts, and being allowed to nail
countless platforms in her red pine tree. She preserved these memories in journals that she kept
for each of her eight grandchildren. She was a talented baker, loved planting flowers, and filled
several notebooks with journal entries. She always acknowledged her family’s and friends’
birthdays and anniversaries with cards and often wrote thoughtful notes or sent baked goods to
people who needed encouragement.
  
Surviving are three daughters Marie Beth Oakley and husband Daniel of Minonk, Illinois;
Colleen Annette Warren and husband Jim of Marion, Indiana; and Teresa Kathleen Boyd and
husband Larry of Queen Creek, Arizona; grandchildren  Andy Brehm (Callie), Amy Laabs
(Curtis), Spencer Owen (Stephanie), Curtis Owen, Kelsey Mitchener (Nathan), Nathanael
Warren (Courtney), Faith Warren, and Caitlyn Koeberlein (Adam);  great
grandchildren  Maddox Brehm, Kaeson, Kairi, and Kenzie Laabs, and Jeniva Owen; sisters-in-
law Edith Goldsborough and Verna Goldsborough, both of Rushville, and several nieces and
nephews.  She was preceded in death by her five brothers, Harold Goldsboro, Melvin
Goldsborough, Kenneth Goldsborough, Morris Goldsborough, and Junior Goldsborough (her
twin), and her two sisters, Marie Washam and  Violet Phillips.
 
Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 10, 2018, at the Free Methodist (Hope)
Church in Rushville, with her nephew Pastor Rob Kirkham officiating. Interment will follow in
the Ebenezer Cemetery, south of Rushville.
 
Memorials can be made to the Free Methodist Family Camp. 
 
You are invited to share your memories of June, leave condolences and view her
memorial video at www.woodfh.net.

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Robert Detrick, 82, of Lewistown, IL

Robert Detrick, 82, of Lewistown, IL passed away at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018 while at home.

 

He was born August 1, 1936 in Quincy, IL to his parents, Commodore Perry and Carrie Mae (Lawson) Detrick. They preceded Robert in death along with his son, Steven.

On March 1, 1961 Robert married Marilyn Black in Lewistown, IL. She survives. Also surviving are sons, Daniel and Will Detrick; 4 grandchildren, Aaron, Samuel, Maggie, and Wyatt Detrick; Along with sister, Virginia Crase of Manito, IL.

 

Bob taught social studies at East Peoria, HS for 5 years, then at Pekin HS for 1 year before being called to the military. Throughout his career, he was principal at Manito schools for 2 years, school administrator at Easton schools, and was social studies teacher at Illinoi Central schools. He also taught the Chinese language at Washington University in St. Louis under a fellowship program.

 

Bob entered the United States Air Force. He then attended college at WIU in Macomb, before being called back to attend flight school. He also was sent to signal school, where he learned the Chinese language. Bob was most proud of the medal received from General Lai Ming-Tang, Chief of the General Staff, Ministry of National Defense, Republic of China.

 

Bob was a life member of the Havana VFW #6408. He was a 50 year member of the Manito Masonic Lodge #476 AF & AM, the Order of the Eastern Star of Pekin, IL, the Peoria Consistory Masonic Temple, and the AFIFI Shriners of Tacoma, WA. He enjoyed camping and fishing. He took piano lessons in his adulthood, participating in several recitals. Bob liked taking walks and target practice. He owned two 1934 Fords in his lifetime and enjoyed driving them.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Lewistown, IL with Pastor Kathy Barrett officiating. Visitation will be held 5 to 7 pm on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL with Masonic Services beginning at 7:00 p.m. Also, 1 hour prior to the services on Saturday at the church. Interment will be at Apple Cemetery, Lewistown, IL, with full military rites.

 

Memorials can be made to Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, the Easton United Methodist Church, or the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

 

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

 

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Mildred E. Inman, 100, of Macomb

Mildred E. Inman, 100, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 5:30 AM Saturday Sept. 1, 2018 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, Illinois.

 

She was born Sept. 28, 1917 in Sumner, Missouri to Francis and Mary Olive Smith Rice; she married Robert E. Inman on Sept 20, 1940. He preceded her in death on May 15, 1977.

 

She was also preceded in death by a son, Robert G. Inman; 3 brothers, Newcomb Rice, James Rice, Michael Rice; 3 sisters, Agnes Brown, Lillian Brown and Lorene Rice.

 

She is survived by a daughter, Janey (Terry) Morrow of Bushnell, Illinois; 5 grandchildren, Adam Morrow, Kelly Morrow Lavender, Jennifer Stanley, Tobie Inman, Cassie Inman; 3 great-grandchildren and 2 step-greatgrandchildren.

 

Services will be at 11 AM Wednesday Sept. 5, 2018 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. Rev. A. Lee Unger will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jennifer (Krissy) Johnson Benefit.

 

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

 

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Roger D. Jackson, 79, of rural Macomb

Roger D. Jackson, 79, of rural Macomb passed away at 1:55 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2018 at his residence.

 

He was born on March 27, 1939 in Macomb to Donald R. and Margaret B. Tumey Jackson.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Harvey Jackson.

 

Roger is survived by his life partner, Louise Barrett of Macomb; three sons, Rick (Colleen) Jackson of Macomb, Billy (Carol) Jackson of Macomb and Rodney Jackson of Macomb; one daughter, Marce (Michael) McGovern of Beeler, Kansas; 11 grandchildren, Allison, Meagan, Dalton, Michaela, Skylar, Dylan, Justin, Cody, Bailey, Reese and Delaney and three great-grandchildren.

 

He lived in McDonough County all of his life and worked as a farmer and was a truck driver. He was an army veteran serving from 1962 to 1964. He was a member of the Macomb American Legion.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be in Camp Creek Cemetery south of Macomb.

 

A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Macomb American Legion.

 

Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice or Macomb American Legion.

 

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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James Jr. Woodside, 87, of LaHarpe, IL

James Jr. Woodside, 87, of LaHarpe, IL, passed away 5:43pm Friday, August 31, 2018 at the Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL.

 

James was born on July 26, 1931 in Burnside, IL, the son of Lloyd James and Dorothy Turner Woodside. On September 2, 1951 he married Correna Vradenburg. She preceded him in death on February 6, 1982. On April 10, 1984 he married Deloris Burford Comstock. She survives.

 

Also surviving are one son Lee (Ginger) Woodside of Tennessee, IL, two daughters, Kay (Michael) Aldridge of Mackinaw, IL and Denise Woodside of Carthage, IL. one step-son, Stephen (Linda) Comstock, of LaHarpe and one step-daughter, Julie (Rich) Gacke of Davenport, IA, one granddaughter, Michaell (Matt) Zimmerman, six step-grandchildren, Marinda (Terry) Lund, Kyle Gacke, Brian Gacke, Adam (Ashley) Gacke, John Aldridge and Tony Comstock, three great-grandchildren, Ryann, Charlie and Jack Zimmerman and two step-great-grandchildren, Bo and Scarlett Gacke.

 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, two grandchildren, Sherry Woodside and Steven Aldridge and three brothers, Gary, Jerome and Wayne Woodside.

 

James was a graduate of the LaHarpe High School. He worked as a tractor mechanic for over 40 years. He and his brother-in-law, Gale Powelson, owned and operated LaHarpe Tractor Repair Service for many years. He also taught tractor mechanics at Carl Sandburg’s Fountain Green school. Mr. Woodside never met a stranger, had a great sense of humor and was still a farmboy at heart. He enjoyed raising cattle and would treat them like pets, often naming them. He loved visiting the Smokey Mountains, reading, working in his yard, driving his truck, which was his pride and joy and visiting with friends over coffee at the restaurant.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Bruce Goettsche officiating. Burial will be in the Moss Ridge Cemetery, Carthage, IL. There will be no formal visitation, but friends are welcome to stop at the funeral home Tuesday between 3:00 and 7:00PM. 

 

A memorial fund has been established for the LaHarpe Union Church or Colon Cancer Research.

 

To sign the guest book and leave a condolence, please visit his obituary at banksandbeals.com.

 

 

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Larry Louderman, 69, of Colchester

Larry Louderman, 69, of Colchester, went to be with his Lord on Friday, August 31, 2018, at O.S.F. Hospital, Peoria, Illinois. He was born July 29, 1949, in Macomb, IL to E. Dwight and Margaret McFadden Louderman.  Larry was united in marriage at Bethel Baptist Church on March 30, 1968, to Catherine Parks.

 

Surviving to mourn his passing are his Mother, Margaret Louderman, Macomb, his wife of 50 years Catherine Louderman, Colchester, 3 Daughters: Lorie (Chris) Calbaugh, Soddy Daisy, Tennessee, Stephanie (Matt) Mencel, - Colchester Stacie (Ryan) Hunt, - Colchester, 4 Grandchildren: Rachel Mencel, William Mencel, Ethan Hunt and Andrew Hunt, 3 Step Grandchildren: Beau Calbaugh, Amanda Stephens, Christina McDaniel, 2 Step Great Grandchildren: Ada Stephens, Clara Stephens, 1 Sister: Luan Moss, Park Forest, Illinois, 2 Nephews: Doug (Sandi) Moss, Roger (Danielle) Moss, 3 Great Nieces and 3 Great Nephews.

 

Larry was preceded in death by his Father: Dwight Louderman, father and mother-in-law: Merle and Ruth Parks, 2 Great Nephews and 1 Great Niece.

 

Larry was a member of the Argyle Bible Church, where he was a member of the Praise & Worship Team and Audio Visual Department, along with being very active in many other parts of the church. He owned and operated Century Electronics in Colchester for 25 years, Century Sound Recording Studio, in Colchester, and was a Sound Engineer at Methode Electronics in Carthage for 20 years from where he retired.  In his earlier years he had worked at Hunt Appliance, Jones Mortuary and Carson’s Western Auto. 

 

Larry had been a member of many local bands from 7th grade on. Most recently, Larry was a member of the One Accord Quartet, The King Graffiti Band, and The On Stage Band of which he had a large following. Larry believed that the pinnacle of his musical career occurred Labor Day weekend 2016 and again in 2017, when his dream to produce a Gospel Jamboree with local musician friends came to fruition. The two things that were most important in Larry's life were his love for the Lord and his love for his family.

 

Funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Argyle Bible Church, with Pastor Sam Kostreva and Pastor Michael Deblois. Burial will follow the services at Argyle Cemetery.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, Sept. 5th at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.

 

Memorials can be made to the Argyle Bible Church or Leukemia Research. There will be a Blood Drive in memory of Larry held in Colchester at a later date.

 

To leave condolences to the family, visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

 

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Frances A. (Garrison) Kline, 85, of Macomb

Frances A. (Garrison) Kline, 85, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 5:25 AM Thursday Aug. 30, 2018 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

 

She was born March 2, 1933 in Grants, New Mexico, to Ralph and Mabel Bean Garrison; she married Wendell Kline on July 23, 1951. He survives. Also surviving are her children, Debbie (Bob) Farley of Cary, IL., Kevin (Karen) Kline of Tallahassee, FL., Stewart (Joy) Kline of Macomb, IL., King (Traci) Kline of Palmyra, MO., Townsend (Linda) Kline of Macomb, IL; 18 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Kenny Garrison of Washington and Ray Garrison of Missouri.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

 

She and her husband built and operated Papa’s Produce for 37 years. She attended the Crossing Church and was a former member of the Altrusa Club. During her childrearing years she loved spending time boating on the river with her children. She loved the river. Frances enjoyed attending her children’s sporting games and school activities. She also enjoyed playing games and cards with family and friends.

 

Later in life she also enjoyed traveling with Wendell on Motorhome trips and visits to Alaska, Hawaii and cruises to Caribbean islands. Frances also enjoyed spending the winter months in the warm weather of the Gulf shores.

 

A visitation will be held from 10 AM- 11 AM Tuesday Sept. 4, 2018 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 11AM. Rev. Ben Ellefritz and Mr. Andy Hamm will officiate. Cremation is planned with burial of ashes at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer Association or the MDH Hospice Program.

 

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

 

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Mary Gillenwater, 92, of Macomb

Mary Gillenwater, 92, of Macomb passed away at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Jefferson House in Macomb.

 

She was born on November 14, 1925 in Rushville to Edward and Menta Howard Emerick. She married Charles R. Gillenwater on September 30, 1944 in Mt. Sterling. He passed away on July 28, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Sarah Leverton; a grandson, Eric Harber; three brothers and four sisters.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Rebecca (Michael) Harber of Sanford, Florida; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

 

Mary lived most of her life in the Macomb, Rushville, Mt. Sterling and Peoria areas. She was a member of the Colchester Methodist Church. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Pastor Jim Clayton will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. There will be no visitation.

 

Memorials may be made to the McDonough County Cancer Fund.

 

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

 

 

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Ronald G. Lawson, 75, of Macomb

Ronald G. Lawson, 75, of Macomb passed away on Thursday, May 31st, peacefully at his home. He touched many lives with his positive outlook on life.

 

Ron was born on January 12, 1943 and was raised in Macomb, Illinois graduating from Western High School. He moved to California at 18 for college which included Cabrillo Community College after which he transferred to and graduated from UC Berkeley. His career included many good years with Ford Motor Company and Lockheed Martin. While his greatest joy was spending time with family, he also enjoyed many activities including golf, motorcycles, coaching, and playing bridge.

 

Ron is survived by his loving family, wife Linda Lawson, children Shelby (Bryan) of Saratoga and Brent (Cindy) of San Carlos, and grandchildren Rikki (Tom), Ashley, Catelyn, Nolan, Quinn, and great-grandchildren Arriana and Alexandria.

 

His generous loving spirit will be missed by all who knew him.

 

Friends and family are invited to a memorial service at Saratoga Federated Church at 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070, on July 22 at 2 PM. A memorial service will also be held at Rosemont Cemetery in Plymouth, IL on September 8, 2018, at 2 PM.

 

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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Esther Melvin Shoemate, 87, of Macomb, IL

Esther Melvin Shoemate, 87, of Macomb, IL passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.

She was born January 3, 1931 in LaHarpe, IL, the daughter of Lyle Franklin and Ethel Louise Schultz Melvin. On May 29, 1948 she married Bill Shoemate. They later divorced.

Esther was raised in LaHarpe where she attended school through her junior year and graduated from the Warsaw, IL High School. She then attended the College of Commerce in Burlington, IA. She worked at the Post Office in Table Grove, IL, and for 21 years she worked as a bookkeeper for Farm King in Macomb. She served as the Farmers Township Auditor for 2 terms and was also the treasurer for the village of Table Grove. She was a member of the Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb.

Surviving are one daughter, Carol (George Newman) Dodds of Plymouth, IL, one son, William (Janice) Shoemate of Quincy, IL, five grandchildren, Lexy Deford, Matt and Jamie Dodds and Sarah and Alex Shoemate, two great-great-grandchildren, James Robert Dodds and Kayden Alexander Dodds, one sister, Erma (Monte) Geddes of Mediapolis, IA, one niece, three nephews and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Virgil Melvin and her parents.

Services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Donnie Case officiating. Burial will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 1:00 PM Wednesday until time of services.

 

A memorial fund has been established for the Maple Avenue Christian Church. Please visit banksandbeals.com to sign the guestbook and leave a condolence.

 

 

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Robert D. Kessler, 66 of Lewistown, IL

Robert D. “Bob” Kessler, age 66 of Lewistown, IL, passed away at 9:22 am Saturday, August 25, 2018 at his home. He was born on April 24, 1952 in Canton, IL, the son of Clinton E. and Ferne E. (McMullen) Kessler.

 

Robert married Gloria Fuqua in 1970. She preceded him in death. On August 27, 2011, Robert married Kristine Kays Large at Camp Emmanuel, South of Astoria, IL. She survives. Also surviving are his daughter, Kelly (and Matthew) Sommers of Atlanta, GA, step-daughter Lori (and Mike) Oldenettel of Jacksonville, IL, step-son David (and Rochelle) Large of Jacksonville, IL, three grandchildren; Landon, Raegan, and Maddox Sommers, five step-grandchildren; Nash, Kellon, and Beckham Oldenettel, and Brandon and Lynden Large, two step-great-grandchildren, Eli and Rosalie Large, and his sister, Sharon Cameron of Astoria, IL.

 

Robert was preceded in death by one son, Damon Kessler, one step-grandson Parker Oldenettel, and one brother, Clinton “Jackie” Kessler, Jr., and his parents.

 

He was a member of the Woodland Church of the Brethren in Astoria. He was a good Christian man who put his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and was a constant witness for Him. He worked as a heavy equipment operator. He also was an over the road truck driver and an excellent mechanic. He was a member of the Army reserves. Robert loved collecting antique tractors, working to restore them. His hobby was his work and giving unto others. He loved his family, spending as much time as he could with them.

 

Services will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lewistown Church of the Nazarene. Pastors Randy Munson, Stanley Stambaugh, and Barbara Sawyer will officiate. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 30th from 4-7 pm at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Interment will be in the Diamond Grove Cemetery in Jacksonville, Illinois.

 

Memorials may be made to the Robert D. Kessler memorial fund.

 

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Betty J. Winston, 87, of Rushville

Betty J. Winston, 87, of Rushville passed away at 4:47 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 while in her home.

 

She was born on May 7, 1931 in Browning, IL to her parents, Frank and Isla (Lane) Weishaar. They preceded her in death along with her sister, Wanda Mae Weishaar.

 

Betty married Jack Winston on April 21, 1951 in Beardstown, IL. He survives. Also surviving are Daughters, Nancy Winston of Rushville, IL and Christy (and John) Chubick of Bloomington, IL; 3 Grandchildren: Shelly Toland, Jennifer (and Dave) Ziemer, and Kayla (and Josh) Smith; 4 Great-grandchildren, Taylor, Olivia, Coralynn, and Calvin; Brothers, Jim Weishaar of Rushville, IL and Alfred (and Fanny) Weishaar of Beardstown, IL; and Sister, Peggy Stambaugh of Browning, IL.

 

Betty worked as a homemaker and enjoyed flower gardening, going to the movies, reading, and listening to music, especially Lawrence Welk.

 

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, August, 27, 2018 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL with Pastor Charla Meyers officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the services. Interment will be at Browning Cemetery in Browning, IL.

 

Memorials can be made out to the Alzheimer’s Association, Illinois Chapter.

 

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

 

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Carolyn B. Jennings, 82, of Colchester

Carolyn B. Jennings, 82, of Colchester, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb. She was born October 22, 1935, in Burfordville, Missouri, to Shelby and Ruby Booth Jennings.

 

Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters, Angie (Megan Wallen) Schauble, Colchester, Cynthia (Allen) Sheffler, Blandinsville; 3 Grandchildren, Matthew (Jessica) Sheffler, Andrew (Kendall) Sheffler, Timothy Sheffler; 4 Great Grandchildren, Lillian, Jackson, Gwendolyn, Allison, and 2 Sisters.

 

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and 1 Sister.

 

Carolyn never met a puzzle, or crossword puzzle she didn’t like. Her heart was always with Missouri, the state she was born and grew up in.  She was a true die heart St. Louis Cardinal fan, along with all country music. She had a special love for all of Hank Williams Sr. music. When she was not doing puzzles, she enjoyed learning more about family history.  She could name every state capital in the United States.  Her greatest love of all was her two girls and their families.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family.

 

To leave condolences to the family, visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

 

 

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Kathryn Ann Marshall, 61, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Ipava, IL

Kathryn Ann Marshall, 61, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Ipava, IL died Saturday, August 18, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO  after fighting a short, yet incredibly brave battle with cancer.

 

Kathy was born to Robert M. and Martha Ann Marshall on July 19, 1957 and was raised on a farm outside of Ipava, IL. She was a 1975 graduate of VIT High School in Table Grove, IL and later graduated from Graham School of Nursing in Canton, IL in 1978. Kathy served as a registered nurse for 40 years.  She began her career in Des Moines, IA and later moved to El Paso, TX to work near her mother’s family for 18 years.  Kathy then transitioned to St. Louis, MO in 1997 so she could be closer to her immediate family.  She worked at Des Peres Hospital for the last 21 years and enjoyed the relationships she developed with her beloved colleagues. During her career, Kathy contributed to a range of operating room services, specializing in open-heart, orthopedic, and neurological surgery. She eventually managed inventory and surgical supplies as well as trained new surgical nurses.

 

Kathy is survived by her mother, Martha Marshall Sloan of Bushnell, IL, sister Karen (Albert) Bussone of Normal, IL, brother Robert K. (Heather) Marshall of Vermont, IL, sister Beverly Marshall of Streamwood, IL, brother Philip Marshall of Oshkosh, WI, niece Amanda (Michael) Lorentz of Springfield, IL, niece Sarah (Tristan) Estep of Cerro Gordo, IL, nephew Joseph Marshall of Macomb, IL, and nephew Peter Bussone of Normal, IL.  She was preceded in death by her father, Robert M. Marshall in 2014.

 

Family was always a priority for Kathy.  She loved spoiling her dear nieces and nephews and she always took great interest in the health needs of her family.  Kathy was an animal lover, an avid fan of Bette Davis movies, and enjoyed the talents of Barbara Streisand.  She was an amazing cook and loved to bake for her family and friends.  Kathy had a beautiful soul. Her kindness and generosity toward others was one of her many gifts and are attributes we would strive to live up to.

 

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 2-4 pm at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. with funeral services beginning at 4 p.m.  Interment will take place at Pennington Point Cemetery in Adair, IL. following the service.  Memorials can be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Peoria, IL.  The family would like to thank the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital for their quality care.             

 

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Steve Bainter, 65, of Macomb

Steve Bainter, 65, of Macomb passed away at 11:13 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

 

He was born on December 23, 1952 in Macomb to Charles and Hazel Price Bainter. He married Lila Jillane Speer on June 4, 1977. She survives.

 

Also surviving are two sons, Brock (Megan) Bainter and Blake (Griffin) Bainter, both of Macomb; 5 grandchildren, Bryden, Bryanna, Bingham, Vivienne and Bodhi; one brother, Chuck Bainter; two step-sisters, Debbie Menke and Becky Lawyer; four nephews, one niece; mother-in-law, Dana Speer and several cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father who raised him, Hazel and Cline Toland; his father, Charles Toland and one nephew, Jared Lawyer.

 

Steve lived in the Industry area before moving to Macomb in 1978. He worked for 34+ years for the State of Illinois Ag Department as a warehouse examiner specialist, retiring in 2014.

 

He was a very devoted father and grandfather. He was an avid supporter of the St. Louis Cardinals and Macomb High Bombers. He also enjoyed golfing and fishing, reading military history, doing crossword puzzles and was a weather enthusiast. He especially loved traveling with his wife, Jill.

 

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Cremation rites will follow the visitation. A Celebration of Life will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018 at Gold Hills Golf Course, just west of Macomb with Scott Jones officiating. Please dress casual.

 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Macomb Fire Department or Macomb High School Baseball.

 

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

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John W. Bucy, 88, of Astoria, IL

John W. Bucy, 88, of Astoria, IL passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. in the Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

 

He was born March 3, 1930 in Vermont, IL to John and Erma (Horner) Bucy. John married his wife, Dorothy A. “Dot” Schisler, on November 20, 1955 in Astoria, IL. She preceded him in death on December 11, 2000. Also preceding him in death are 6 Brothers, Otis, Wayne, Ansel, Henry, Clair, and George Bucy; Sister, Mary-June McCormick; 3 Half-Sisters, Dorothy Hughes, Vera Brillhart, and Lela Mendonhall; 3 Half-Brothers, Boyd, Ernest, and Charles Bucy; Grandson, Mark Bucy; Step-Grandson, Mike Belden; and Step-Great-Grandson, Cole Posey.

 

John is survived by two Sons, Steven Bucy of Table Grove, IL, and John Lance Bucy of Astoria, IL; 4 Grandchildren, Ashley Bucy, Bradi (and Monte) Chipman, Amber Bucy, and Jordan Kinkead; 1 Step-Grandson, Matt (and Erin) Posey; 6-Great-Grandchildren, Riley Lynn Weinman, Kaylynn Bucy, Levi, Evan, Addison Chipman, and JJ Kinkead; 2 Step-Great-Grandchildren, Nik Belden and Christin Posey; Brother, Eldon (and Bertha) Bucy of Vermont, IL; and Sister, Betty Ricketts of Chandler, AZ.

 

He worked at the Ken-Ray Foundry in Vermont, IL, and moved to Canton, IL to be an international Harvester. He then worked at NAVISTAR in Indianapolis, IN, before retiring on June 30, 1999.

 

John also served his country in the Army National Guard. He was a 1950 graduate of VIT High School. He was a member of the Astoria American Legion Post #25 and the Astoria United Methodist Church. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and enjoyed flower gardening, mushrooming, fishing, dancing and in his younger days, playing sports.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL with Reverend Robert Greene officiating. Visitation will take place 6-8 pm Friday, August 24th at the funeral home.

 

Memorials can be made to Astoria Toys for Tots in care of the Astoria Fire Department. Services provided by Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, IL.

 

Online condolences may be given to the family at http://www.shawgomemorialhome.org

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Eleanor N. Long, 85, of Macomb

Eleanor N. Long, age 85 of Macomb, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Bickford Senior Living in Macomb.

 

She was born January 30, 1933 in Canton, Illinois to Worley and Bertha Butler Nott.  Eleanor was united in marriage August 25, 1952 in Lewistown, Illinois to Rev. Donald Long.  He preceded her in death on February 15, 2013.

 

Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: J.L. McCall, Adair, Illinois and Elizabeth and Kenneth Zwolak, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, 8 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, 1 Brother: Charles (Clara K) Nott, Lewistown, Illinois, and 1 Sister: Berta (Gary) Rohrer, Avon, Illinois.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 Daughter; C.J. Kremer, 2 Sisters: Reta Torrance, and Janice Funk.

 

Eleanor had been very active in the United Methodist Women, she loved to bake, sew take walks and work outside.  She loved the time she got to have her family together for a meal.

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded.  Graveside services will be held at a much later date.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family. Memorials are to Harbor Light Hospice or Cunningham Children’s Home and can be sent to Jones Mortuary, box 352, Colchester, Illinois, 62326. 

 

To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

 

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Susan Coddington, 74, of Macomb

Susan Coddington, 74, of Macomb passed away at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.

 

She was born on March 26, 1944 in Burlington, Iowa to P. Floyd and Mary Jean Grigsby Coddington.

 

She was a graduate of Western High in Macomb in 1962 and attended Western Illinois University. She moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1970 where she founded her accounting business, The Coddington Company in 1986 and ran it until her retirement in 2012. She then returned to Macomb to be closer to her family.

 

She is survived by her son, Phillip (Trish) Bauereiss of Denver, Colorado; her daughter, Kerri Nall Duvanel of Mission, Kansas; two grandsons, Miles and Evan Duvanel of Mission, Kansas; her brother, Robert (Deb) Coddington of LaPorte, Indiana; her sister, Sally Coddington of Colorado Springs, Colorado; nieces, Tami Clarke of Macomb and Penny (Chad) Price of Normal; nephews Brian and Brandon Coddington of LaPorte, Indiana; great-nieces and nephews, Melissa (Tieson Markland) Hardisty of Macomb, Megan (Stefan) Shepler of Carmi,Ill. Tanner Hardisty of Chicago, Grant and Oliva Price of Normal,Ill. and Farrah and Jackson Coddington of LaPorte, Indiana and one great-great-niece, Poppy Shepler of Carmi,Ill.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Jayne Clarke and one nephew, Nicholas Coddington.

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to Wesley Village or Lafayette Square.

 

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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Melanie G. Rhinberger, 62, of Summum, IL

Melanie G. Rhinberger, 62, of Summum, IL passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. while in her home.

 

She was born on July 13, 1956 in Galesburg, IL to her parents, William and Gayle (Hendricks) Marlow.

 

Melanie married Roylee Rhinberger on June 18, 1976 in Knox County. He survives. Also surviving are her sons, Noah Rhinberger of Summum, IL and Robert Rhinberger of Anderson Lake, IL; daughter, Amy Knous of Beardstown, IL; sister, Vicky McCombs of Rushville, IL; brothers, Jack and Rick Marlow; and four granddaughters.

 

She was preceded in death by her brother, William Marlow.

 

Melanie worked as a secretary at H & R Block in Rushville, IL for the last 4 years. She also worked at Stevens Publishing as a sorter. For the last 6 years she was in the sales department for R and M Paracord.

 

She was also a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Lewistown, IL. Melanie held many positions with the Boy Scouts where she was currently Merit Badge Counselor for Troop #132.

 

Graveside services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018 at the Summum cemetery with Pastor Ron Jansen officiating.

 

Memorials can be made out to the Melanie Rhinberger Memorial Fund.

 

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

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Sue L. Fisk, 83, of Rolla, MO, formerly of Astoria, IL

Sue L. Fisk, 83, of Rolla, MO, formerly of Astoria, IL passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 10:20 a.m. in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, MO.

 

She was born on November 6, 1934 in Pleasanton, KS to her parents, Elmer Clell and Renetta Beatrice (Jones) Price. They preceded her in death.

 

Sue married her husband, Donald L. Fisk on July 29, 1950 in Palmryra, MO. He survives. Also surviving are her sons, Donald Warren Fisk of Oelwein, IA, Kent Douglas Fisk of Troy, IL, Terry Allen Fisk of Muscatine, IA, Mark Edward Fisk of Sarasota, FL; daughter, Vickie Sue Lenz of Venice, FL; 11 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

 

Sue was first and foremost a housewife and mother that would tackle any challenge. She received her high school diploma from Gibson City Schools where she was employed for several years as a Teacher’s Aide. She also was employed at Wal-Mart and Pete’s Cleaners for many years.

 

She was a member at the Greentree Christian Church in Rolla, MO. Her pride and joy was her family and working with children, especially her church family where she was a dedicated youth counselor. She will be greatly missed.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL with Pastors’ Justin Cook and Chris Foster officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the memorial home.

 

Memorials can be made out to the Sue L. Fisk Memorial Fund.

 

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

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Patsy S. Springs, 77, of Macomb

Patsy S. Springs, 77, of Macomb, formerly of Vermont, IL passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12:55 p.m. in Wesley Village, Macomb, IL.

 

Patsy was born on September 25,1940 to Orval and Imogene (Springs) Umphryes. She married Howard D. Springs on August 21, 1958 in Rushville, IL. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by 3 of her brothers: Orval Jr., George Wayne, and Neil Eugene Umphryes.

 

She is survived by her son, Peter Springs of Macomb; sisters, Lona Jo Wagner of Belville, IL, Rosie Ellen Wece of Murphysboro, IL, Susan Jane Jackson of Pontiac, IL, Nancy Ann Hayes of Vermont, IL, Betsy Dorene Umphryes of Centralia, IL, Donna Dee Randabaugh of Vermont, IL; brothers, Richard Lee Umphryes of Vermont, IL, Jon Paul Umphryes of Vermont, IL, and Henry Joseph Umphryes of Vermont, IL.

 

Patsy worked 15 years in Havana, IL, first for Atwood Manufacturing, then DANA Corporation, until their closing in 1979.

 

She was a member of the Vermont Christian Church, Carroll Rankin American Legion Auxiliary Post #26 of Vermont, IL, and the Rebekah Lodge #385 of Bushnell, IL. She was also a 9 year member of the Village Board of Vermont, IL and for several years was a committee member of the Bethany Special Needs Program in Macomb, IL. She was the collector for “Love Packages” in Vermont for the last 15-20 years. Patsy was instrumental in working with the Vermont Cemetery Board to repair and set GI Markers for those veterans who either didn’t have a marker or the one issued had been damaged.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Astoria, IL with Pastor Cody Stinnett officiating.

 

Memorials can be made out to the Carroll Rankin American Legion Auxiliary Post 26 of Vermont, 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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Dixie L. Prather, 68, of Camden

Dixie L. Prather, 68, of Camden, passed away at 9:41 PM, Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

 

She was born on May 10, 1950, in Coshocton, Ohio, the daughter of Ernest and Orpha (Dunmire) Wilson. They preceded Dixie in death along with step father Roy Tweedt, and one daughter Tami Prather and one sister Jan “Sis”.

 

She married Larry Prather on April 17, 1970, in Mt. Sterling and he survives. Also surviving are one son David Prather and Danielle Agans of Camden, one grandson Nic Agans, two granddaughters Shelby Lung and Taylor Lung, two great grandchildren Dawsen and Sydnee, one sister Grace “Tootie” and several nieces and nephews.

 

Dixie graduated from Brown County High School with the Class of 1968. She then attended nursing school at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She first worked at the Tastee Treat in Mt. Sterling, and ran the pool hall in Camden. She later worked at Roger’s Bakery in Rushville. For over 23 years, she worked as a receptionist for Dr. Russell R. Dohner retiring in 2008 due to ill health. She enjoyed riding horses, gardening and was an excellent cook. She also wrote poems. Her greatest joys were her cats and babysitting her grandchildren.

 

Services will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, August 17, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Pastor Dan Wise officiating. Interment will follow in the Palm Cemetery, west of Rushville. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Memorials are suggested to Hope Blooms or the Schuyler County Humane Society.

 

You are invited to share your memories of Dixie, leave condolences and view her memorial video at www.woodfh.net.

 

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LaVern E. Anderson, 86 of Macomb

LaVern E. Anderson, 86 of Macomb, IL, formerly of Astoria, IL, passed away at 9:45 am
Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on April 17, 1932 in Astoria, the daughter of Samuel and Ruby (Hulvey) Workman. She married Herbert Howe on May 16, 1951 in Astoria. He preceded her in death in 1988.
 
She later married Charles Anderson in Astoria. He survives. Also surviving are her son, Thomas (and Glenda) Howe of Astoria, two daughters, Judy Kennedy and Linda Kaufman of Normal, IL, 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one step-son Robert Anderson of Williamsville, IL, two step-daughters, Cindy Branch and Debbie Sutton, both of Macomb, IL, 7 step-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren, and two brothers, James (and Roberta) Workman and Max (and Marilyn) Workman, both of Astoria. LaVern was preceded in death by her parents, one son John Howe, her sister Marjorie Wilson, and her brother Virgil Workman.
 
She was a homemaker. She also worked for Stevens Publishing in Astoria for several years.
She was a member of the Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb. She enjoyed playing
cards and games at Lafayette Square Apartments, where she resided.
 
Graveside services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Astoria
Cemetery. Pastor Donnie Case will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Maple Avenue
Christian Church. There will be no visitation.

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Jacqueline Whitney, 64, of Macomb

Jacqueline Whitney, 64, of Macomb passed away at 1:56 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2018 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

 

She was born on August 22, 1953 in Chicago to Edward and Jeanette Blackwelder Whitney.

 

She is survived by two brothers, Brad Whitney of Ft. Myers, Florida and Bart (Laura) Whitney of Macomb; two sisters, Janet (David) Bradley of Las Vegas, Nevada and Allison (Lee) Berggren of Ringwood, Illinois; special friend, Sue Tellefson of Macomb and several nieces and nephews.

 

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

 

Memorials may be made to the McDonough County Humane Society.

 

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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Joseph Donald Carrier, 96, of Industry

Joseph Donald Carrier, 96, Industry, formerly of Springfield, IL, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 6th

 

Joseph was born July 28, 1922, in Warren County to Howard and Lola Law Carrier. Joseph married Evelyn F. Bailey Campbell who preceded him in death March 10, 2006. He was also preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Robert Carrier, Richard Carrier and Kenneth Carrier; and three sisters, Mildred Sloan, Roberta Steck and Dorthy Hook.

 

He is survived by his children, John Campbell ( Judy ) of LaGrange, GA; Phillip Campbell ( Adair ) of Charleston, RI; Dennis Campbell of Table Grove; Andrew Carrier ( Joanna ) of Springfield, IL; Rebecca Ferrell of Rockwall, TX; and Deborah Milby of Industry, IL, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

Joseph was a veteran of WW2. He served as a Sergeant First Class in the United States Army in the South Pacific.  He was awarded many medals and ribbons including the Purple Heart, Bronze star with Valor, and Bronze star.

 

For the majority of his career, Joseph worked as a District Manager for Murphy’s Product Company. He also worked as a Real estate agent, retiring in 1992.

 

While living in Springfield, IL, he was a long time member of Southern View Chapel, serving as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher.  Joe delivered Meals on Wheels for many years.

After moving to Industry, he joined the Industry Kiwanis Club, later serving as President. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Plymouth, IL.  Joe loved playing cards, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

 

Services will be held at 10 AM Monday Aug. 13, 2018 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb, IL. Burial will follow at 2 PM at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL. Rev. Jim Richardson will officiate.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Industry Fire and Rescue or Bethel Baptist Church.

 

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

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J. Marshall Mathias, 79, of Macomb

J. Marshall Mathias, 79, of Macomb passed away at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
He was born on October 20, 1938 in Cleveland, Ohio to James N. and Mildred R. Alspach Mathias. He married Estelene Stoll on October 26, 1962 in Bondurant, Iowa. She passed away on February 28, 2015.
 
He is also preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Marcia Green and Becky Mathias; two sons, Steven Mathias and J. Randell Mathias; one grandson, Joshua Green and one brother, Clark L. Mathias.
 
He is survived by two granddaughters, Amber Jones of Good Hope and Kristina (Michael Forman) Green of Macomb; two great-grandchildren, Layla Forman and J. Malachi Forman; two sisters, Holly Mathias of Las Cruces, New Mexico and Marcene Mathias of Winfield, Illinois; many nieces and nephews and many cousins.
 
Marshall was president of Accurate Cast Products in Addison, Illinois for many years before retiring in 1999. He moved to Macomb in 2008. He attended Maple Avenue Christian Church.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Donnie Case officiating. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.
 
Memorials may be made to Mosaic.
 
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Jeanette Marie Grindle, 78, of Macomb

Jeanette Marie Grindle, 78, of Macomb passed away at 8:25 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

 

She was born on April 17, 1940 in Cincinnati, Ohio to John and Agnes Jeanette Soles Dency.

She is survived by one daughter, Agnes (James Michael) Norton of Macomb; two grandsons, Stephen Andrew Norton and Phillip Michael Norton; one sister, Barbara (Rick) Barg of Virginia and one brother, Joseph (Kathy) Dency of Virginia.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Herman John Marlow Grindle and one brother, Donald Dency.

 

Jeanette worked for State Farm Insurance in Terre Haute, Indiana for many years before moving to Macomb in 1998. She then worked for Farm King until 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

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Shirley Jean Bridgewater, 73, of Macomb

Shirley Jean Bridgewater, 73, of rural Macomb, passed away at 12:31 a.m. Sunday, July 29, 2018 at OSF St. Mary’s Hospital in Galesburg.

 

She was born on June 7, 1945 in Macomb the daughter of Clifford and Jeanette (Caspall) Coker. She married Donald Bridgewater, Sr. on November 29, 1975. He survives.

 

Shirley is also survived by her daughter, Melisa (Shane) Thompson of Bardolph; sons, Rick (Sharon) Bridgewater of Monmouth, Donnie (Julie) Bridgewater, Jr. of Cambridge and Eric (Teanne) Bridgewater of Bensenville; Tracy (Steve) Woodson of Florida whom she considered a daughter; 14 grandchildren, Anthony, Hunter, Jenna, Morgan, soon to be born, Layne, Kasi, Kevin, Krystal, Dylan, Caleb, Noah, Sarah, Cindy, and Sierra; siblings, Pat Young, Ed (Pat) Coker, and Cindy (Jim) Hare, all of Macomb, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother-in-law, Eugene (Tuffy) Young.

Shirley graduated from Bardolph High School in 1963 and attended Quincy Beauty School. She was a cosmetologist for several local businesses, including her own salon. She also worked at Haeger Pottery, WIU Food Services, and Hy-Vee.

 

Shirley had a zest for life with her infectious outgoing, friendly personality always putting others first before herself. She enjoyed painting, drawing, spending time in her kitchen cooking her favorite dishes, and spending time with her family. She was the rock of her family and she loved her husband, children and grandchildren with all her heart. She will be greatly missed by those she touched in her very special way.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, August 10, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bardolph Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made in her memory.

 

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

 

 

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Rodney Cratsenberg, 65, of LaHarpe

Rodney Cratsenberg, 65, of LaHarpe, IL passed away July 31, 2018 at the LaHarpe -Davier Health Care Center Apartments.

 

Rodney was born September 3, 1952 in LaHarpe the son of Roland and Margaret Johnson Cratsenberg.

 

He was a graduate of LaHarpe High School. Following high school he received his bachelors degree from Western Illinois University. He worked as a Spanish Teacher at the Rushville High School, Rushville, IL. He later worked as an auctioneer, realtor and farmed with his father, Roland.

 

Survivors include several cousins and extended family members. He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Rodney was a member of the LaHarpe Lions Club, LaHarpe Masonic Lodge, Odd Fellow’s, and the LaHarpe Christian Church where he sang in the choir. He enjoyed spending time with his family, and music and singing. Rodney was a caring, selfless and strong Christian man.

 

A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at the LaHarpe Cemetery with Nate McCarter officiating. Odd Fellow’s Rites will be conducted at the graveside. Masonic Rites will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday, August 6 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe followed by visitation with the family until 7:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for the LaHarpe Christian Church.

 

To leave a condolence or to sign the guest book, please visit Rodney’s obituary at banksandbeals.com.

 

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Jean Martin, 79, of Astoria, IL

Jean Martin, 79, of Astoria, IL died at 5:24 a.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at home.

 

Jean was born January 21, 1939 in Quincy, IL to her parents, Harry and Grace Bryant. Her parents preceded her in death, along with two infant siblings and her brother, Harry.

 

She is survived by her son, Dan Martin, of West Liberty, IA; Daughter- Debbie (and Jimmy) Derry of Astoria, IL; Granddaughter- Jordyn (and Whitney) Davis of Astoria, IL; Great-Granddaughters - Paisley Jean and Pyper Jolee Davis; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Jean worked at the National Bank in Lewistown, IL then was owner/operator of two travel agencies in Lewistown and Havana, IL. She then moved to Springfield, IL where she was the manager of Travel at Bergner’s, until her retirement. She then moved back to Astoria where she worked as a teacher’s aide for Astoria Grade School and worked for Adkin’s Video. She then went to work for the Central Illinois Agency on Aging as the Site Manager for the Astoria Senior Center.

 

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August, 2, 2018 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL where visitation will be held two hours prior to the services. A private burial will take place at Derry Family Cemetery at a later date. Memorials can be made out to the Astoria Senior Center.

 

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

 

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Larry Lee Kane, 81, of LaHarpe

Larry Lee Kane 81, of rural LaHarpe, IL died at 4:05 AM Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation in Burlington, IA.

 

He was born near Stronghurst, IL on September 7, 1936, The son of Everett and Nedra Logan Kane of Lomax, IL. On May 6, 1961 he married his childhood sweetheart, Mary Ann Cassell in a military wedding at Ft. Benning, GA.

 

He received his early education in Monmouth, IL and graduated from Dallas City High School where he was chosen by the American Legion to attend Boy’s State in 1954. After several years of college, he enlisted in the Armed Forces, attended Officer’s Candidate School and was later sent to Germany. Returning to the States, he completed his college education and graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College. Thus, began his 36 year career with General Electric Co. In Burlington, IA and Mt. Laurel, NJ. After retirement in 1999, he enjoyed spending his winters in Naples, FL.

 

A man of friendly manner, genial personality and good character, Larry was a credit to his family, his church and his community and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. He was a devoted family man, living his whole life entirely for his wife and children. He was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and boating with his friends and working in the timber and especially going mushrooming. He and Mary Ann were animal lovers and were known for raising orphaned baby raccoons and German Shepherds. He took great pride in maintaining his home, garden and yard. He was an avid reader. He and his wife especially enjoyed summers spent hiking in the Grand Tetons in WY.

 

Larry was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dallas City where he had served on the church board and lectured and ushered for many years. He was a third degree member of the Knights of Columbus in Nauvoo, IL.

 

He volunteered for 17 years with the Boy Scout program in LaHarpe, taking many hikes and camping trips. He served as a Scout Master and was chairman of the Board for both the Cub and Boy Scouts for many years. In 1976, he was the recipient of the District Award of Merit from the Saukee Area Council of Boy Scouts for his service to the youth of the community. He still continued to conduct the annual Cub Scout Pinewood Derby car races for many years thereafter. He guided his two sons through the ranks of Eagle Scouts and was instrumental in supervising the building of the Boy Scout Cabin on the site of Ft. La Harpe in 1976, which is still in use today.

 

In 1993 he was awarded the LaHarpe Summerfest Humanitarian Award. He was a member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word, always opening doors for his beloved wife.

 

Survivors include his wife and three children: Gregg Kane, Hinsdale, IL; Jennifer Junker, Warrenton, MO; Shawn Kane, Austin, TX. Eight surviving grandchildren include: Jessica, Sarah, Ethan, Will Kane; Jakob and Sawyer Junker; and Jade and Jazmyn Kane and his nearly like a brother, Greg Wisslead. He will be missed by his devoted four legged companion, Skye, who will not understand his absence. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother in infancy.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 3, 2018 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dallas City, IL with Father Tom Szydlik officiating. Burial with military rites, will be in the Gittings Mound Cemetery, rural Dallas City. Friends may call after 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Banks and Beals Funeral Home in La Harpe where a prayer service will be held at 4:30 followed by a visitation with the family from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. 

 

A memorial fund has been established for Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Allaman Council of the Knights of Columbus. To leave a condolence, please visit his obituary at banksandbeals.com

 

 

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Patricia Rhea Aaberg, 69. of LaHarpe

Patricia Rhea Aaberg (Hallowell), 69, died peacefully after a brief illness in Corinth, Mississippi on April 6, 2018.
 
Pat was born on January 18, 1949 in Muscatine, Iowa to Henry (Hank) Rhea and Lillian Marie (Green) Hallowell. She graduated from La Harpe High School in 1967. She graduated from the College of the Ozarks with two degrees in teaching. In 1974, she joined the Army and was assigned to Fort Dix where she served as a Recreational Specialist. She was transferred to Tripler Army Base in Hawaii and was honorably discharged as an Staff Sergeant. Due to injuries sustained while on Active Duty, she was designated as a disabled veteran.
 
She received her master’s degree while in Hawaii in 1982. She moved to Fruitland Park, Florida on a permanent basis in 2001 where she cared for her mother until her death in 2007. She was a member of the American Legion Post 219 in Fruitland Park. On November 9, 2004 (Veteran’s Day), she married Donald Martin Aaberg. They moved from Florida to Adamsville, Tennessee in 2010.
 
Pat had a passion for painting. She painted many pictures for family and friends, specializing in pastels. She was known for her quick wit, infectious smile, magnetic personality and her kind and compassionate spirit.
 
Pat was preceded in death by her father, Hank, her mother, Marie and her brother, Donald W. Hallowell and her stepson William Aaberg. She is survived by her husband Donald, and her beloved grandchild Liberty Jane Bean and many lifelong friends including Margaret Haecherl of Nashville, TN, Kathy Butler of Blandinsville, Ill., and Betty Quigle of Smyrna, TN.
 
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the La Harpe Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.
 
Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe is assisting with arrangements. 
 
Visit banksandbeals.com to leave a condolence or sign the guest book.

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Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ash, 91, of Macomb

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Ash, 91, of Macomb, IL passed away ay 3:25 AM on Sunday July 15, 2018 at Courtyard Estates of Bushnell. She was born February 7, 1927 in McDonough County to Philip and Marie (Crew) Woerly. She married Garland William Ash on October 25, 1947 in Macomb, IL. He survives.
 
Also surviving are two daughters, Marsha (John) Huckabey of Macomb, IL, Glenda (Steve) Harvey of Chatham, IL; three grandchildren, Jennifer Kitch, Trenton Huckabey, Greg Harvey; two great-granddaughters, Karissa Kitch, Lily McSperritt and one great-great-grandson, Aden Kitch.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister Loretta Roberts and two brothers Paul and Alfred Woerly.
 
Betty owned and operated Betty’s Beauty Corner for over 40 years. She was an active member in the Macomb Elks Lodge 1009 Auxiliary and the Macomb Eagles Club. As a pastime, she enjoyed bowling and was a master at playing 4-point pitch. She and her husband enjoyed to travel together, they particularly loved taking bus tours. Betty enjoyed spending time with family especially with her grandchildren. She was so proud of each of them.
 
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 PM on Wednesday July 18, 2018 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be on hour prior to the services. Father Deptula will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded after the service. Private burial of ashes will be in St. Paul Cemetery at a later date. 
 
Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. 
 
Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com 
 
 
 
 

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Evelyn R. "Sally' Young, 83, of LaHarpe

Evelyn R. "Sally" Young, 83, of LaHarpe, IL passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7:08 PM at the Countryview Care Center in Macomb, IL.

 

She was born May 27, 1935 in Burlington, IA the daughter of William V and Mary Connor Sliger. She was first married to William L. Akers, Sr. They later divorced. On January 1, 1964 she married Carl A. Young in Carthage, IL. He preceded her in death on June 15, 1998.

 

She raised horses and hunting dogs. She enjoyed caring for other people and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She attended the Agape Church in LaHarpe.

 

She is survived by 1 son, William L. "Bill" (Kathy) Akers, Jr. of rural Blandinsville, IL, 2 grandsons, Bill (Angel) Akers of Mediapolis, IA and Justin (Jenna) Akers of rural Blandinsville, and 2 great-grandchildren, Kilie and Keegan Akers.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, 1 brother, William "Bud" Sliger, 1 sister, Leota Bright and her parents.

 

No services are planned. A memorial fund has been established to help with final expenses. Contributions may be mailed to; Sally Young Memorial, c/o Banks & Beals Funeral Home, PO Box 503, LaHarpe, IL 61450.

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Don Wendell Mathis, 73, of Macomb

Don Wendell Mathis, 73, of Macomb went to be with his Lord and Savior at 11:15 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his family.

 

He was born on August 3, 1944 in Pittsfield, Illinois to Wendell W. and Helen A. Douglas Mathis. He married Shirley E. Martin on January 3, 1968 in Nogales, Arizona. She survives.

 

Also surviving are three daughters, Sherri (Steven) Oyler of Millstadt, Illinois, Vicki (Corey) Millard of Oregon, Wisconsin and Diana (Chad) Wade of Decatur, Illinois; one son, Marcus (Kara) Mathis of Normal, Illinois; grandchildren, Jared and Zachary Farniok, Tyler and Hayley Millard, Lucas and Owen Wade and Skylar and Josie Mathis and two brothers, Ray (Amy) Mathis of Seminole, Florida and Lee (Janet) Mathis of Simpsonville, South Carolina.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.

 

Don attended Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas and was a member of Macomb Church of Christ. He worked in residential carpentry owning Don Mathis Construction for 53 years before his retirement.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Macomb Church of Christ with Tim Burke officiating. The family will meet with friends from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Private burial of ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

 

Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice.

 

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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Donald "Don" B. Christopher, 92, of Avon, IL

Donald “Don” B. Christopher, 92, of Avon, IL passed away at 2:15 PM on July 11, 2018 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, IL.

 

He was born September 5, 1925 in Grand Rapids, MI to Leonard and Marion (Cook) Christopher. He married Gloria Miller on December 28, 1995 in Memphis, TN; she survives.

 

Also surviving is one son, Paul (Debbie) Christopher of Memphis, TN; two grandchildren, Michael and Brian Christopher; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, William Christopher of Rochester, NY.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

 

Don bravely served his county in the 8th Army-Air Corp in England during WWII. He retired from International Harvester after 34 years of service. He was a member of the Bushnell Rotary Club, Macomb University Baptist Church, and Avon Rescue Squad.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be announced at a later date. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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

 

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Roger L. Clark age 77 of Plymouth, Illinois

Roger L. Clark age 77 of Plymouth, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois. 

 

He was born February 20, 1941 in Lamoine Township, McDonough County, to Newell and Bernice Lester Clark.  Roger was united in marriage in Carthage on June 8, 1960, to Lynda McCracken. 

 

Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife of 58 years Lynda Clark, 1 Son: Tim (Stacy) Clark, Macomb, 3 Grandchildren: Kallie Jo Clayton, Britta Clark, Austin Clark, 2 Great Grandchildren: Veronica Dillman, Bruce Dillman, 2 Brothers: Richard (Helen) Clark, Colchester, Stanley (Paula) Clark, Plymouth, 1 Sister: Nadene Hoing, Macomb, and many Nieces, Nephews and cousins.

 

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Brothers: Gerald Clark and Larry Clark.

 

Roger was a lifetime farmer, he had worked at Haeger Pottery in Macomb and retired after 16 years from Yetter Manufacturing in Colchester.  He loved to go fishing and deer hunting.  He enjoyed his old cars and going to car shows with the love of his life Lynda and taking rides in the cars around the area.  Roger’s greatest joy came from the time he spent with his family.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded.  No services will be held.  Memorial to St. Jude Children's Hospital can be sent or dropped off to the Jones Mortuary in Colchester Box 352, Colchester, 62326. 

 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

 

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Donald L. "Tailspin" Smith, 88, of Macomb

Donald L. "Tailspin" Smith, 88, of Macomb passed away at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 9, 2018 at Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Montana.

 

He was born on May 25, 1930 in Walnut Grove to Russell and Rose Morrow Smith. He married Elnora Wilson on October 3, 1952 in Macomb. She passed away on October 27, 2011.

 

He is also preceded in death by his parents and one brother Russell Gene Smith.

 

Donald is survived by one son, Tim (Vicki) Smith of Macomb; two daughters, Karen (Rick) Kitch of Polson, Montana and Tammy (Todd) Potter of Carthage; six grandchildren, Todd (Michelle) Kitch, Chad (Laurie) Kitch, Jaime Dygert, Jason (Jennifer) Smith, Jessica (Matt) Koeppen and Lucas Potter; ten great-grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Shelby, Sydney, Addley and Maisey Kitch, Allison and Nicholas Smith and Silvi and Reva Koeppen, one brother Chester Lyle (Nona) Smith, sisters-in-law Joanna Smith, Betty (Ed) Agans, and Alice Hodges, several nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Donald served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War from 1947 until 1951. He worked as a union electrician for many years, and was a member of IBEW Local # 34. He retired in 1992. Donald very much loved his family and was an avid Chicago Bears, Bulls ,White Sox, and Blackhawks fan, and was honored as a veteran in October 2017 during the National Anthem at a Blackhawks game in Chicago.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at the Crossing in Macomb with Pastor Ben Ellefritz officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb with full military rites conducted by Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW.

 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Macomb V.F.W.

 

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

 

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Dorothy "Dotty" M. Cramblet, 72, of Bushnell

Dorothy “Dotty” M. Cramblet, 72, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 7:47 PM on Tuesday July 10, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.

 

She was born March 15, 1946 to John and Dorothy (Kepple) Lawson. She married Ron Cramblet on July 17, 1966, they were married for 35 years.

 

She is survived by her three children, Neil (Elizabeth) Cramblet of O’Fallon, MO, Lisa (Stacey) Worthington of Bushnell, IL, Kim (John) McKay of Minonk, IL; eight grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren, with one on the way.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandsons, Alex and Bryce McKay.

Dotty was an active member of the Bushnell Christian Church and served on the Bushnell-Prairie City School Board for 8 years. Her and her husband owned and operated Upsy Daisy Flowers in Bushnell for 18 years. She did in home daycare and then retired from Walmart after 23 years.

 

Services will be held at 10:00 AM Monday July 16th, 2018 at the Bushnell Christian Church. Pastor John Simmons will officiate. Interment will be in Bushnell Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday July 15, 2018 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home.
 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Bushnell Christian Church.

 

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

 

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Ruth W. Bryan, 89, of Lincoln

Ruth W. Bryan, 89, of Lincoln, formerly of Macomb passed away at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Christian Village Nursing Home in Lincoln.

 

She was born on April 10, 1929 in Industry to Harry B. and Leona Neer Soper. She married Lowell Bryan on October 27, 1956 in Macomb. He passed away on August 26, 2012.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; stepson, Michael Bryan; five brothers and one sister.

 

Ruth is survived by two sons, Paul (Beth) Bryan of Emden, Ill., and Dan (Janis) Bryan of Ashland, Oregon; one stepson, Ben Bryan of Naples, Florida; one stepdaughter, Lynn (David) O’Hern of St. Augustine, Florida; nine grandsons, David, Curtis (Christina), Clinton, Cole, Michael, Leonard, Matthew, Elijah and Zachary; one granddaughter, Savanna; five great-grandchildren Will, Joshua, Justin, Zeirn and Hunter and one step-great-granddaughter Tessa Nichole.

 

Ruth graduated from Bardolph High School in 1947. She lived all of her married life in Macomb. She worked for the McDonough County Circuit Clerk’s office for 18 years. She then worked as a legal secretary for C. Don Weston and finished her working career at McDonough County Division of Children and Family Services. She retired in 1991.

 

A Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Macomb with Father Adam Stimpson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Bardolph Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy or St. Paul’s Church.

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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Jack H. Mariner, 94, of Bushnell

Jack H. Mariner, 94, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 1:00 PM on Monday July 9, 2018 at the Meadows Retirement Community in Chenoa, IL.

 

He was born February 16, 1924 in Macomb, IL to Charles “Jack” and Edythe (Harris) Mariner. He married Reta M. Raymond in Roseville, IL on December 9, 1956; she preceded him in death on August 12, 1980. He later married Patricia Everly on November 11, 1983; she preceded him in death on May 15, 1996.

 

He was also preceded in death by his parents and step-son, Tom LaCourse.

 

He is survived by two daughters, Pam (Timothy) Good of Manhattan, IL, Nancy Mariner of Normal, IL; six step-children, Jeannie Phillips of Indianapolis, IN, Deb (Dockstader) Randy of Galesburg, IL, Larry “Boge” LaCourse of Bushnell, IL, Tim (Daphne) LaCourse of Bushnell, IL, David (Starr) LaCourse of Robertsdale, AL, Rhonda (John) Warren of Pontiac, IL; several grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

 

Jack served his country as a U.S. Marine during WWII and Korea, and was active in the Bushnell VFW for many years. He served on the McDonough County Planning Commission, Illinois Farm Bureau Board of Directors, and the Bushnell Fire Protection District, as a trustee and president.

 

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday July 13, 2018 at the Bushnell Cemetery. Timothy Good will officiate. Calling hours will be held before the service from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home.

 

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Bushnell Fire Department or the Lewy Body Dementia Association.

 

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

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Earl Eugene Little, 33, of Quincy

Earl Eugene Little, 33, of Quincy, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 11:21 PM, on Friday, July 6, 2018, in Pinckneyville, Illinois.

 

He was the son of Jay E. and Michelle Marie (Marvel) Little born on July 23, 1984 in Quincy.

 

Surviving are two sons Tycen Little and Landon Little both of Beardstown, his father Jay Little and wife Teresa of Frederick, two sisters Dana Caley and husband Andy of Quincy and Jennifer Graham and husband Josh of Paducah, Kentucky, one brother Hank Little of Nashville, Tennessee and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

 

He was preceded in death by his mother Michelle Little and grandparents James and Eva Little and Horace and Jonquil Marvel.

 

Earl was a 2003 graduate of Rushville High School.  He served in the United States Air Force and attended the Fireman’s Academy in San Angelo, Texas.  He was stationed with the fire department at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa.  He worked for Caley Construction and was a programmer for Titan Wheel both in Quincy.  He was an Illini, Chicago Bears, Cubs and Bulls sports teams fan.  He was most proud of being a father and loved his sons beyond measure.

 

Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, July 13, 2018, at the Rushville City Cemetery with Andy Caley officiating.  There will be no visitation. 

 

Memorials are suggested to his son’s education fund.  The Wood Funeral Home in Rushville has been entrusted with assisting the family. 

 

You are invited to share your memories of Earl and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.

 

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Clara Mable Thompson, 93, of Canton

Clara Mable Thompson, 93, of Canton, IL formerly of Bushnell passed away at 5:17 PM July 9, 2018 at Heartland Healthcare Center.

 

She was born August 11, 1924 in Smithshire, IL to George and Olive (Lauver) Wright. She married Robert J. Thompson on February 2, 1946 in Phoenix City, Alabama. He preceded her in death October 9, 2011.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson Douglas Thompson, two sisters, Nola Wallis; Frances Hass and one brother G. Duane Wright.

 

Surviving are four children, George R. (Peggy) Thompson of Prairie City, IL; Roberta (Gilbert) Stutes of Canton, IL; Gary L. (Mary) Thompson of Macomb, IL; Linda (Robert) Lewis of St. louis, MO; eight grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

 

Clara was a long time employee of the Bushnell Ben Franklin Store, she was a hard worker and enjoyed helping others. She was also a member of the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Saturday July 14, 2018 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to services. Pastor Dean Reverts will officiate. Interment will be in the Prairie City Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Bushnell Rescue Squad.

 

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

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Martin D. Edwards, 55, of Rushville

Martin D. Edwards, 55, of Rushville, passed away at 10:31 AM, Thursday, July 5, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

 

He was born on April 7, 1963, in Rushville, the son of Robert J. and Bernita (Hoffmeier)

Edwards. He married Shari Murray on August 31, 1984, in Rushville and she survives.

 

Also surviving are his children Chris (wife Amber) Edwards of Fairbury, Emma (Jake

Hendricks) Bentz of Arenzville, and Kelli (Curtis Terwelp) Edwards of Rushville, three

grandchildren Carson Bentz, Harper Edwards, and Tucker Edwards and one granddaughter on the way, his brothers and sisters Joe Edwards and wife Vickie of Frederick, Terrie Loughary and husband Mike of Beardstown, and Susan Crook of Rushville, sisters-in law Diane Edwards of Rushville, and Susan Seymore and husband Bill of Macomb, brother-in-law Kevin Murray and wife Nancy and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Steve Edwards.

 

Martin first worked as a baker at Kozy Korner in Rushville. He was currently a custodian at Webster School in Rushville, having begun on June 8, 1987. He loved the kids and his coworkers as though they were his own family. He also worked for Bruiser’s food stand.

 

He was a devoted and committed member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rushville. He had a passion for collecting telephones and was a member of the Antique Telephone Collectors Association and the Telephone Collectors International. He enjoyed playing with his pet bull Junior that he had raised from a baby, along with his other cattle Rosie and Chance. He loved the television show, “The Walton’s”, and often commented he would like to join their family. His grandson now carries the love of the show with him. Martin never met a stranger and loved to visit every chance he could get. His grandkids held the most important place in his heart.

 

Services will be at 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Pastor Mike Burdick officiating. Interment will follow in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery on Honey Point Road, near Meredosia. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, July 9, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.

 

Memorials are suggested to his grandchildren’s education.

 

You are invited to share your memories of Martin, leave condolences and view his memorial video at www.woodfh.net.

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Paul Byers Lescher, 75, of Blandinsville

Paul Byers Lescher, 75 of Blandinsville, IL died Saturday July 7, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on July 26, 1942 in Macomb, Il to Arthur and Elgin (Hensley) Lescher. He married Betty Frye in Macomb July 31, 1959. She survives.

 

Also surviving are two children, Kathryn (Kenny) Rutledge of Adair, IL; Kris (Cathy) Lescher of Macomb, IL; three grandchildren, Krista (Tim) Herrin of Manito, IL, Kolette (Chad) Kirkenmeier of Bolingbrook, IL, Doug (Erica) Lescher of Hamilton, IL; five great grandchildren, Avery and Clayton Herrin, Caden Kirkenmeier, Baby Girl Kirkenmeier due in September, Taylor and Byers Lescher; Sister Ann(Gene) Welsh; Aunt Elaine Deems and several cousins, nieces and nephews. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved yellow lab, Leo.

 

Paul was a 1960 graduate of Western High School.  He was a member of the Western High football team which was undefeated. He scored 20 touchdowns in one season and selected for the Little All-State team. He was a heavy equipment operator. He worked for IDOT for 30 years until his retirement in 2002. He was a lifelong farmer in Blandinsville and lifetime member of the Macomb Elks Lodge 1009.

 

In his youth, Paul and his sister Ann were well known for their participation with their Shetland ponies in the Fancy Turnout Class.  They won many awards at various fairs, including the Illinois State Fair. Paul and Betty enjoyed running and traveled to many races throughout the years. They were some of the original members of the Macomb Road Runners. He loved boating with his family on the Mississippi River and Lake of the Ozarks. He was great water-skier and taught his children and his grandchildren how to ski. He loved spending time with family, especially his great grandchildren.

 

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Friday July 13, 2018 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with Rev. Kelly Ingersoll officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday July 12, 2018 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Blandinsville Fire Rescue Squad or to the Donor’s Choice. Interment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

 

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

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Sharon K. Walter, 75, of Prairie City, IL

Sharon K. Walter, 75, of Prairie City, IL passed away at 9:45 PM on July 8, 2018 at Heartland Health Care in Galesburg, IL.

 

She was born January 10, 1943 in Warren County, IL to Aquilla and Kathryn (Moore) Foust. She married Jerry Walter on December 9, 1962 in Roseville, IL; he survives.

 

Also surviving are her children, Kevin Walter of Prairie City, IL, Kim (John Douglas) Walter of Bushnell, IL, Kyle Walter of Bushnell, IL; three sisters, Beverly Jean (Don) Waller of Macomb, IL, Donna Stopplewerth of Colchester, IL, and Kathy Foust of Colchester, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson, Jacob Walter; two brothers; and one half-sister.

 

One of Sharon’s favorite hobbies was tending to her flower garden and she loved watching the hummingbirds. She also enjoyed operating a Ham Radio, with her call sign being N9TGA. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Wednesday Hit and Miss Bowling League, Friendly Neighbors Club, and Bushnell United Methodist Church. She ran the nursery in the church for many years, was in the United Methodist Women’s Circle, and the church choir. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday July 12, 2018 at the Bushnell United Methodist Church. Pastor Amy Holman will officiate. Interment will be in the Bushnell Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Wednesday July 11, 2018 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Bushnell United Methodist Church or the Bushnell Rescue Squad.

 

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

 

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Dixie A. Weaver, 76, of Bushnell

Dixie A. Weaver, 76, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 7:34 AM on July 5, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.

 

She was born May 16, 1942 in Canton, IL to Ora and Wynona (Camp) Rittenhouse. She married Francis E. Weaver on March 15, 1959 in Ipava, IL; he survives.

 

Also surviving is one son, Tim (Michelle) Weaver, of Macomb, IL; three grandchildren, Keeley, Ava, and Laney Weaver.

 

Dixie loved and solely listened to country music, especially Elvis Presley. She enjoyed making jewelry and loved spending time with her three granddaughters, who she was crazy about.

 

A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday July, 8, 2018 at the Highway Family Restaurant in Bushnell, IL.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Arthritis Foundation. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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

 

 

 

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Rosalie James, 87, of LaHarpe

Rosalie Kimler James, 87, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 6:12 AM, Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, IL.

 

She was born on February 20, 1931 in Blandinsville, Illinois to Leonard and Sylvia Sweasy Kimler. She married Merlin James on August 28, 1949 in Blandinsville.

 

Rosalie was a member of the Sciota Christian Church and in 1998, transferred her membership to the Blandinsville Christian Church. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed doing for others. She loved giving hugs to everyone.

 

Surviving to mourn her passing are, 1 Daughter: Charlotte Nelson (Mike) of Colchester, IL, 2 Sons: Mike James (Donna) of LaHarpe and Greg James (Anna) of Blandinsville, 10 grandchildren: Amy Chambers (Lance), Derrick James, Nicole Allensworth (Derek), Todd Nelson (Megan), Joanna Johnson (Cory), Craig James, Tim Nelson (Sara), Grant James (Bobi), Luke James (Jena) and Brice James (Jason) and 18 great-grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; one son: Mitchell James, one grandson: Evan James, and one sister: Marjory Kempher.

 

Visitation will be Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Blandinsville Christian Church from 9:00 until 11:00AM followed by the funeral at 11:00AM at the church with Pastor Gordon Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to the Blandinsville Fire Department, the Blandinsville Christian Church or to BWP Football (because she loved watching her sons, grandsons and great grandsons play football).

 

Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe, IL is assisting with arrangements.

 

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

 

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David Wilson, 76, of Blandinsville

David Wilson, 76, of Blandinsville passed away at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

 

He was born on January 2, 1942 in Macomb to Wendell and Mary Irey Wilson.

 

He is survived by one daughter, Beth (Tyler) Carson of rural Colchester; two grandchildren, Lauren and Reid Carson; two sisters, Sandra Riggins of Macomb and Jane (Dennis Hoerner) of Aledo; one brother, William (Denise) Wilson of Springfield; one sister-in-law, Carol Wilson of LaHarpe; several nieces and nephews and a special friend, Sally Day of Stronghurst.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a twin brother, Joe Wilson and a brother-in-law, Roger Riggins.

 

Dave lived in Blandinsville all of his life. He was a 1960 graduate of Western High in Macomb. He worked for United Feeds for many years before his retirement. He also worked for the ordinance plant in Middleton, Iowa and construction for several years.

 

He enjoyed playing golf, bowling, playing pool, watching NASCAR and going to car shows. He mowed several area cemeteries for several years. He was on the Blandinsville-Hire Fire Department and a member of Twin Oaks Country Club. He was an Army veteran.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family burial of cremains will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville.

 

Memorials may be made to the Blandinsville-Hire Fire and Rescue Squad.

 

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

 

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Harlin L. Terry, 93, of Littleton

Harlin L. Terry, 93, of Littleton, passed away at 4:10 PM, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Culbertson
Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
 
He was born on December 22, 1924, in Beardstown, Illinois, the son of Charles E. and Lillian
Elizabeth (Riggall) Terry. He married Margaret Trone on August 24, 1947, at the First Christian
Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville.
 
Surviving are his wife Margaret of Littleton, son Stephen Terry and wife Cathy of Littleton,
daughter Rita Geisler and husband James of Rushville, five grandchildren Stephanie Maliongas,
Sally Trone and husband Steve, Terri Belville and husband Dennis, Scott Terry and Anne Oliver
and husband Justin, 12 great grandchildren Cody Morris and wife Jayme, Abigail Morris, Alex
Kellerman, Jakob Maliongas, Deni Trone, Tyler Trone, Madelyn Belville, Carson Belville,
Charlie Terry, Ethan Oliver, Mitchell Oliver and Emersyn Oliver, five great great grandchildren
Keaton, Dawsyn, Jaxson and Oliver Morris and Lillian Zeisler, one sister Carolee Gorsuch of
Littleton and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother
Earl Terry and a grandson-in-law Adam Maliongas.
 
Harlin joined the United States Navy, during WW II. He served as a ships cook Second Class
Petty Officer aboard the SS America, which was the first cruise ship converted to a troop
transport ship. After the service, he worked for a short time at Porcelain Plant in Macomb. He
then became a farmer for his entire life, surveying the crops the last week of his life. He and his
son operated a logging business for over 50 years, until 2008.
 
He attended the Littleton Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting raccoons and mushrooms. He
cherished time with his family and everyone looked forward to Sunday get togethers. He was a
dedicated caregiver to his parents for many years. He loved humor and was a practical jokester.
 
Services will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, July 9, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville,
with Steve Hoover officiating. Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation
will be from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Sunday, July 8, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in
Rushville.
 
Memorials are suggested to the Schuyler School District Lunch Program or the
First Baptist Church of Littleton
 
You are invited to share your memories of Harlin and leave
condolences at www.woodfh.net.

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Marjorie Jennings, 84, of Macomb

Marjorie Jennings, 84, of Macomb, formerly of Silvis, passed away at 8:50 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

 

She was born on December 30, 1933 in Adair to Doyle and Elsie Reneau Hensley. She married Donald Lee Jennings on June 26, 1953. He passed away in 1972.

 

She is also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Rebecca Jennings; son-in-law, David Serrano; three brothers and two sisters.

 

Marjorie is survived by one daughter, Donella Serrano of Coal Valley; grandchildren, David N. (Julie) Serrano, Jr. of Coal Valley and Denise J (Roger ) Rouse of Largo, Florida and five great-grandchildren, Austin Danner, Dylan Rouse, Manuel Serrano, Kayden Serrano and Lakyn Serrano.

 

She lived in Silvis for many years before moving to Macomb in 2004. She worked as a secretary for United Van Lines moving company for 29 years.

 

She is a member of Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Donnie Case officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made in her memory.

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Martha B. Miller, 74, of LaHarpe, IL

Martha B. Miller, 74, of LaHarpe, IL, passed away Friday, June 29, 2018 while vacationing in Mexico City, Mexico.

She was born on July 5, 1943 in Keokuk, IA the daughter of Delbert and Mary Gemming Wyatt. On December 22, 1963 she married Richard V. Miller in Swan Creek, IL.

Mrs. Miller was a 1961 graduate of Roseville High School. She then attended Western Illinois University and took courses through Illinois State University. She served as Librarian for 25 years at the LaHarpe Carnegie Library. She was responsible for automating the system at the Library and one of her favorite duties at the Library was overseeing children’s story hours. Martha was a member of the Chapter B.O. of the LaHarpe P.E.O. and the Good Hope United Methodist Church. She loved music, sewing, stitching projects and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, Richard, one daughter, Sarah Kerfoot of Colchester, IL, four grandchildren, Konnor Bellmore of Scottsdale, AZ, Calvin Kerfoot, AJ Kerfoot and Brady Thomas all of Colchester, one sister, Mary Prueter of Macomb and one brother, James Wyatt of Good Hope, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Eric and two sisters, Ruth Shragal and Rebecca Stillwell. 

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Good Hope United Methodist Church with Pastor Michael Herdt officiating. The family will meet with friends following the service in the church basement where light refreshments will be served. Burial will be held at a later date in the LaHarpe Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the Chapter B.O. of the LaHarpe P.E.O. or the Good Hope United Methodist Church Music Program.

 

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

 

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John P. Frank, 71, of Bushnell

John P. Frank, 71, of Bushnell, Illinois passed away at 9:15 PM Friday June 29, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospital. He was born October 22, 1946 in Keokuk, Iowa to Paul H. and Doris L. (Spurgeon) Frank. He married Rosemary L. Allen on August 3, 1974 in Bushnell, IL. She survives. 

 

Also surviving, daughter Paula (Matt) Carpenter of Marquette Heights, IL and their two daughters Julia and Jocelyn Carpenter; two sisters, Jean (Bob) Douglas of Bushnell, IL; Judy (Larry) Shepard of Swan Creek, IL; and one brother Jim Frank of Fulton County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, half-sister Donna Ruble and half-brother Deo Dover.

 

John worked at Porcelain Products in Macomb from 1965 until it closed in 2003. He went on to work for Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Bushnell for 15 years retiring in February of 2018. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoyed fishing. Most important to John and his true happiness came from spending time with his family, especially his two granddaughters and watching them grow.

 

John was a veteran of the United States Army having served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967 where he received a Purple Heart award. He was a Life Member of the Pierce-McDonald VFW Post 1422, where he served many terms as the Post Commander and as a member of the Honor Guard. John was also a member of the Macomb American Legion and Veterans Assistance Committee of McDonough County. John was a veteran on the September 2017 Greater Peoria Honor Flight.

 

John was of the Baptist faith.

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held on August 4, 2018 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Bushnell VFW. Private burial of ashes will be in the Bushnell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF).

 

Memorials may be sent to Martin-Hollis Funeral Home or made online at http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR?fr_id=6919&pg=personal&px=12170129

 

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

 

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Larry R. James, 64, of Blandinsville

Larry R. James, 64, of Blandinsville, formerly of Colchester, passed away at his home in Blandinsville on Monday, June 25, 2018. He was born September 22, 1953 in Macomb, to Benjamin and Elgin McCullough James. Larry was united in marriage on June 23, 1984, in Colchester, to Paula Graham.

 

Surviving to mourn his passing is his father: Benny James of Colchester, 2 Sons: Steve (Ashley) James, Macomb, Roger James, Macomb, 2 Brothers: Sidney (Jennifer) James, Bardoiph, Michael (Marjorie) James, Prairie City, 2 Sisters’: Bonnie (Tom) Wilson, Colchester, Becky (Mike) Campbell, Estero, Florida, Larry’s ex-wife: Paula Matthew, Morrow Georgia, along with many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. Larry was preceded in death by his mother: Elgin James, 1 Sister: Sarah Jane Burke and both sets of Grandparents.

 

Larry had worked for 31 and 1/2 years at Cooper Industries in Macomb, while he was at Cooper, he held offices in the Local ABG Union 86, and 12 years at Western Illinois University in Building Services, where he retired. He served his country in the United States Army. He was an active member in the Blandinsville First Christian Church. He enjoyed going uptown in the mornings to have coffee at Tinks and visiting with his friends. He also enjoyed playing pool, going to the Y.M.C.A. and watching the Cincinnati Reds play ball. The thing that brought the most pride was the time he spent with his family, friends and his boys.

 

Celebration of Life service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Gordon Blankenship. Military Rites will be held at the funeral home by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion. The family will meet with friends 1 hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Saturday. Private burial of the Cremains will be held at a later date, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Friday, then from 8:00 A.M. till time of services Saturday. Memorial is to the Blandinsville First Christian Church.

 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Richard "Dick" Toland, 67, of Rushville

Richard “Dick” Toland, 67, of Rushville, passed away at 1:50 PM, Monday, June 25, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

 

He was born on May 21, 1951, in Rushville, the son of Charles and Laura (Fuqua) Toland. He married Laura Parker on August 26, 2000 in Rushville and she survives in Meredosia.

 

Also surviving are his son Chris and wife Chelsey of Rushville; two grandchildren Kaisen and Paisley Toland; two step children Dustin Parker and fiancée Loretta and Andrew Parker all of Meredosia; three step grandchildren Lakyn Parker, Addy Parker and Bryleigh Parker; one brother James Toland and wife Sally of Rushville; two nephews Jamie Toland and wife Sarah and Matthew Toland and husband Saul Nache; one niece Cara Ham and husband Terry; one aunt Joanne Grate and one uncle Jerry Thurman, both of Rushville, and several cousins.

 

Dick was a 1969 graduate of Rushville High School and a graduate of Spoon River College. He worked for over 40 years as a union cable splicer. He was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville.

 

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Rushville City Cemetery with Pastor Charla Meyers officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials are suggested to Hope Blooms or the charity of one’s choice.

 

Wood Funeral Home in Rushville has been entrusted to assist the family. You are invited to share your memories of Dick and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.

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John R. Farris, 73, of Blandinsville

John R. Farris, 73, of Blandinsville passed away at 7:58 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018 at his residence. He was born on July 7, 1944 in Abingdon to Irene Wells. He married Marietta Foster on April 16, 1963 in Macomb. She survives.

 

Also surviving are his mother, Irene Wells of Galesburg; two sons, William (Rosetta) Farris of Galesburg and Carl (Sheila) Farris of Augusta; two daughters, Lucinda (Tom) Graham of Michigan and Patricia Osborn of Iowa; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and one brother, Jim Curtis of East Galesburg.

 

He is preceded in death by his sister, Patsy Perkins.

 

John lived in Cameron for many years before moving to Blandinsville in 2006. He worked for ADM in Galesburg and Midwest Awning.

 

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at South Cemetery in Blandinsville. There will be no visitation.

 

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

 

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

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Gordon J. Hocker, 87, of Pekin,IL

Gordon Jeremiah Hocker 87 of Pekin, Illinois, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017, at UnityPoint Health-Pekin.  He was born July 29, 1930, in Colchester, to Thomas Clayton and Flora Irene (Harpe) Hocker.  He married Violet M. Tyler on June 6, 1965, in DeKalb, Illinois.

 

Surviving are his daughter, Denise Hocker of Pekin, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Loretta Jones Degitz, Hannah Lucille Turner and Lolita Hocker.

 

A United States Air Force veteran on the Korean War, he served from January 12, 1951 to January 11, 1955.  He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1958 and a Master of Science degree in Education in 1966, both from Western Illinois University in Macomb.  From 1958 to 1968 Gordon served as a teacher, coach, superintendent and principal in Mapleton and Laura, Illinois.  In 1968 he began with Pekin Public Schools District 108 as Principal of C.B. Smith.  He spent the last tree years of his career back in the classroom teaching physical education at Jefferson school.  He retired in June of 1988.  Following his retirement, Gordon worked for Mike Fahnders Auction in Pekin for several years and assisted with the Pekin AMBUC Charity Auction for several years.  He had a lifelong of sports, especially the Chicago Cubs.  In his youth, he was an exceptional athlete earning the nickname as “The Little Giant” in high school. Gordon was an outdoorsman with hunting, fishing and mushrooming as particular favorites.

 

Graveside services will be approximately 12:30 Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, with Pastor Mark Hanson, following the committal service of his cousin Norma Lee Jones.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handleing arrangements. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church 1315 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.  

 

Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

 

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