Obituaries

Edgar Webb

published 1/18/2017
Rev. Edgar L. Webb, 91, of Bloomington, formerly of rural Heyworth, passed away at 1:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Martin Health Center, Bloomington. His celebration of life service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington with Rev. Vaughn Hoffman officiating. A private family burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, LeRoy. Visitation will be from 9:30-11:00 a.m., Saturday at the church. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home is assisting the ...

Richard Chrisman

published 1/13/2017
Richard Alan Chrisman, 85, of Danville, IL formerly of Bloomington, IL passed away at 11:30 pm on January 13, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Richard was born on February 20, 1931 in Bismarck, IL the son of Merle and Dorothy (Boggess) Chrisman. He married Anna Marie Schlorff on July 1, 1951 in Danville, IL, and she survives. Other survivors include his daughter Nancy (Lon) Henderson of Danville, 3 sons, Paul (Evie) Chrisman of Suwanee, GA, Greg (Deborah) Chrisman of Jericho, VT, and...

J.L. Penfold

published 1/10/2017
Reverend J.L. Penfold, 71, of Greeley passed away at his home on January 10, 2017 surrounded by family. He was born on April 5, 1945 in Denver, CO to James Leslie and Karmen “Kay” Jean (Sauer) Penfold, Jr. and was proud to be a fifth generation native of Colorado with deep roots. He grew up in Fort Lupton and graduated high school in 1963, then graduated from CSU with a degree in Entomology, UNC with a Masters of History and then attended Asbury Theological Seminary, graduating with a Masters of...

Rebecca Ann "Becky" Fox

published 1/8/2017
Rebecca Ann "Becky" Fox, 84, of Savoy passed away at 1:52 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 8, 2017) at her home. She was born on Aug. 18, 1932, at home in Glasgow, W.Va., the oldest child of Orville and Virginia McQuillen Litton. She married Carl B. Fox on June 1, 1951. He preceded her in death in February 2009. Surviving are two daughters, Anne Fox Moore of Russellville, Ark., and Mary Fox Lynch of Bella Vista, Ark.; four granddaughters, Dr. Rebecca (Nathan) King, Elizabeth Moore and Billie (Shane) Nichols, ...

Brenda Hultberg

published 1/7/2017
Belinda Lea Hultberg, 65, of Asheville, died on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at her residence.  Born in Columbus, OH to the late Donald Lee and Mildred Delores Smith Schoby, she was a preschool teacher. Survivors include her husband, David Godfrey Hultberg ; daughter, Liberty Lea Hultberg Ferda and her husband, Tucker; and a granddaughter, Lucy Lea Ferda. Groce Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Earl Dickey

published 1/3/2017
The Rev. Earl Wayne Dickey, 101, went to be with his Lord on January 3, 2017 at Manor Court in Carbondale, IL. He was the oldest of 12 children born to Homer E. and Lillie Jostes Dickey on Sept. 8, 1915 in Montgomery County, IL. Earl was called to the ministry at the age of 9. His father, also a minister, moved frequently causing Earl to attend 15 different schools before graduating from high school. At the age of 18 he joined the Civilian Conservation Corps where he helped develop Giant City ...

Eleanor Mulligan

published 1/2/2017
Eleanor Lewis Mulligan 98, of Indianapolis, died January 2, 2017. She was born December 30, 1918 in Roanoke, Virginia to the late Richard Meriwether and Bailey (Daniel) Lewis. She was raised near Salisbury, North Carolina. Eleanor received her college degree from Montreat Training School in North Carolina, and a Master's Degree from the former Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Virginia. She met and married Rev. Robert Mulligan in 1942, making the tremendous move to the cold of ...

Ann Louise Glahn

published 1/1/2017
Ann Louise Glahn (77), wife of retired pastor David A. Glahn, passed away on January 1, 2017 in Jacksonville, FL.   They served local churches in the former Central Illinois Conference and in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, retiring from Morrisonville UMC in 2003.   By Ann’s request, no memorial services will be held.   Condolences may be sent to the Rev. David A. Glahn, 4762 Beacon Dr W, Jacksonville, FL  32225-4003.  

Mary Runyon

published 12/27/2016
Mary Catherine Runyon age 87 of Bloomington IL passed away peacefully with her family by her side at 10:40 PM on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Martin Health Center, Bloomington, IL. Her funeral service will be 11:00 Saturday (December 31, 2016) at the First United Methodist Church 211 N. School St., Normal, IL. The Rev. Kim Burke and Rev. Don Jones, will be officiating. Visitation will be 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, Normal, IL. Arrangements are being handled ...

Phyllis May Hale

published 12/24/2016
Phyllis May Hale, 88, of Oakland IL passed away December 24 at Hilltop Nursing Home in Charleston, IL. She was born September 20,1928 in Ishpeming, Michigan, daughter of Madge and J Kenneth Smith. She married Rev. Charles E. Hale June 30, 1950. He passed away December 11, 2000. Phyllis is survived by three sons, Stephan (Priscilla) St Joseph, IL, Robert (Donna) Oakland, IL, and Donald (Chris) Oakland, IL; 7 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and a brother David (Toodie) Smith, Marion, IN....

Bonnie Helen Cramer

published 12/18/2016
Bonnie Helen Smith Cramer, 71, passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016. The wife of Frederick Cramer, she was born April 9, 1945 to the late C. Woodrow and Mary Boomer Smith. As the wife of a pastor, Bonnie Helen has always been very involved in church, whether teaching Sunday school, conducting children’s choir, or playing the piano. To her it was never a job or responsibility; she enjoyed investing her time and energy in the people who surrounded her. Outside of church, Bonnie Helen listened to ...

Larry Smith

published 12/18/2016
 Larry Gene Smith, 70, of Carbondale passed away at 10:27 a.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.  Larry was born on September 16, 1946 to Harold Eugene “Sunny” Bush and Naomi Ethel (Holland) Bush. He married Angie Kaye on September 21, 2016, in Carbondale. She survives and is of Carbondale. Other survivors include a daughter, Shari Eve (Noel E.) Buisker of Freeport; a son, Adam C. (Michelle) Smith of De Soto; a stepson, Shadi (Karen) Frick of Carbondale; ...

Genevieve L. Hass

published 12/16/2016
Genevieve L. Hass, 95, passed away on December 16, 2016 at her home in John Knox Village. She was born in Evanston, IL, graduated from Northwestern University, and earned her Master’s degree from the University of Illinois. Married to Carl F. Hass, a Methodist minister who served in Central Illinois, she directed the music programs in various churches and later taught English at the middle school level. Upon retirement they moved to John Knox Village where Genevieve served as a member of the ...

Earline J. Michels

published 11/28/2016
Earline J. Michels, 84, of Litchfield, IL, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 11:20 A.M. at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Litchfield, IL. Earline was born on December 10, 1931 in Phillipstown, IL, a daughter of the late Earl Sanders and Faye (Hewitt) Sanders Clark. Earline graduated from Crossville High School and attended McKendree College in Lebanon, IL. Earline married Rev. Francis T. Michels on August 29, 1952 in Phillipstown, IL and he preceded her in death on October ...

Jon Westfall

published 11/14/2016
Jon Raymond Westfall, 78, of Carmi, passed away at 10:40 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2016 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born in Vincennes, IN on August 17, 1938 the son of Clarence W. "Bud" and Martha E. "Marty" (Logan) Westfall. Jon married Marilyn Kay Seitz on September 29, 1957. From 1956-1959 Jon served in the United States Navy at Bethesda Naval Medical Center before being transferred to the Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Jon was a Carmi city police officer ...

Mary Louise Erwin

published 11/13/2016
The Rev. Mary Louise Erwin, 100, joyfully went to be with her Savior on Nov. 13, 2016. She was born in Leon, Kansas on Oct. 2, 1916, to Bert and Salomia Meeks. She married her high school sweetheart, Carroll J. Erwin in Kingman, Kansas, on June 3, 1934, and he preceded her in death in June of 2013 at the age of 99. They enjoyed 79 years of marriage together and were blessed with a large family, daughter and son-in-law, Delores and the late Rev. Don Bowers and son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and ...

Vaudra M. Rushing

published 11/12/2016
Vaudra M. Rushing, 92, of Springfield, died Nov. 12, 2016, in Springfield.  She was born in Carbondale on Feb. 18, 1924, to Lee W. and Mae C. Rushing, of Carbondale.  She was preceded in death by both parents, as well as a younger brother, Bobby, in his childhood.  She is survived by a sister, Beulah Guard, of Springfield. The Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m., Nov. 19, 2016, at Laurel United Methodist Church, 631 S. Grand Avenue West, Springfield. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. in the...

Delta Mae Milhouse

published 11/6/2016
Delta Mae Milhouse, 89, of Petersburg, passed away on Sunday, November 6, 2016 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home. Delta was born on February 24, 1927 in McAllen, Texas, the daughter of the late Mark and Mabel (Stanton) Burnett. Delta married Edward Milhouse in Chicago on August 25, 1957 they celebrated 61 years of marriage until he preceded her in death on September 8, 2012. Delta attended Kendall College, went on to graduate from Northwestern University, and earned her teaching certificate from ...

Evelyn Pruehsner

published 10/31/2016
Evelyn Jeanne Pruehsner, 90, of Anna passed away at 12:15AM, Monday, October 31, 2016 at Union County Hospital Long Term Care Nursing Home. Evelyn was born December 8, 1925 in Mill Shoals, IL the daughter of William and Emma (Funkhouser) Toombs. Her mother Emma Louise passed away when she was four years old. Her father, William O. Toombs married Mary Weatherford who helped raised Evelyn and her siblings. In 1944, she married Leslie C. Pruehsner of Nashville, IL. They were married seventy years....

Kay McClarey

published 10/30/2016
 Antionette Kay “Kay” McClarey, 80, of Decatur, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016.  Kay was born August 10, 1936 in Bell City, MO, the daughter of The Reverend Charles Eastin and Anna Naomi (Williams) Eastin. She worked in Christian Education most of her adult life and was a member of First United Methodist Church. A resident of Primrose Retirement Community, Kay and her husband Jim were leaders of the Sunday afternoon chapel service which they founded in the spring of 2015. Kay married ...

Thelma June Cummins

published 10/30/2016
Thelma June Cummins, 93, of Lawrenceville, Illinois, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the United Methodist Village North Campus in Lawrenceville, Illinois. She was born June 7, 1923 in Crawford County, Illinois, the daughter of Herman Harrison and Leona (Stevenson) Rigg. She married Warren Grant Cummins on June 14, 1941 and he preceded her in death on June 20, 1999. Thelma was a homemaker and a member of the United Methodist Church in Pinkstaff. Preceding her in death were her parents; ...

Mary F. Roper

published 10/28/2016
Mary F. Roper, 96, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully at 8:47 a.m. Oct. 28, 2016, at her home. Her memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington, with the Rev. Vaughn Hoffman officiating. Mary was born June 14, 1920, in Murphysboro, a daughter of Jacob Charles Yarborough and Anna Lee Hunsaker Yarborough. She married the Rev. O. Martin Roper on May 29, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo. Surviving are two daughters, Nancy Reed and Linda (Richard) Nolen, both of...

Lenora Carrell

published 10/17/2016
 Lenora Carrell, 100, of Danville, Illinois, peacefully stepped onto Heaven’s shore on Monday, October 17, 2016, at 12:46 p.m. Lenora was born on July 25, 1916, to Elmer and Stella (Cunningham) Snell in Flora, Illinois.  She married Harold Carrell in 1935.  They had four sons and two daughters: Edwin Carrell (deceased); Howard (Peggy) Carrell of Danville, David (Florence) Carrell of Springfield, Charlotte Wilson of Urbana, Paul Carrell (deceased), Nancy (David) Carpenter of Columbus, Ohio, and ...

Francis "Mike" T. Michels

published 10/10/2016
Rev. Francis "Mike" T.  Michels, 87, of Litchfield passed away Monday morning October 10, 2016 at 1:45 am at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Litchfield, IL. He was born at the family farm home on March 29, 1929 near Albion, IL in Edwards County, IL, a son of Frank C. and Harriett (Holt) Michels . Mike married the former Earline Sanders on August 29, 1952 at Phillipstown Methodist Church near Crossville, IL. He was the youngest of five sons: Vernon, Virgil, James, and Allen. All ...

David Walls

published 10/8/2016
The Rev. David L. Walls (65), a retired pastor, passed away on October 8, 2016.   He served local churches in the former Central Illinois Conference, retiring from Catlin UMC in 1999.   Services have already been held.   His wife, Pat Walls, survives. Condolences may be sent to her at 2196 Northway Rd Ext., Williamsport, PA  17701.  

Robert “Pastor Bob” Lee Shook

published 10/6/2016
Robert “Pastor Bob” Lee Shook, 70, of Marion, IL, passed away October 6, 2016 at Heartland Regional Medical Center, in Marion. He was born September 28, 1946 in St. Louis, the son of Lester Shook and Selma (Helbig) Shook. He married Susan (Thompson) Shook on December 10, 1988 and she survives of Marion. Mr. Shook is survived by four children, Deana and Gary Kelly, of Du Quoin, IL, Eric and Robin Shook, of Texico, IL, Stephanie Shook, of Centralia, IL and Mathew and Gina Shook, of Centralia, IL; ...

Frank Ogdon

published 10/4/2016
Franklin Otto Ogdon passed away on October 4, 2016, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. Frank was born August 19, 1954, in Bloomington, Illinois, to Harold and Frances (Mann) Ogdon. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 3 years before marrying his high school sweetheart, Diane Rosenthal on July 8, 1973. Frank obtained his bachelor’s degrees in education and special education from Eastern Illinois University, followed by his master’s degree in divinity from Christian Theological Seminary in ...

Doris Nadine Bogart

published 9/26/2016
Doris Nadine Bogart 79 of Normal Illinois passed away September 26, 2016 at her residence. Doris was born in Mill Shoals on March 2, 1937, the daughter of Weldon R. and Clara Neathery Gardner. Doris graduated from Fairfield Community High School Class of 1954. She also was a Registered Nurse, graduating from Alton Memorial Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1957. On September 5, 1959 she married the Rev. J. Ronald Bogart, who survives. Following their retirement in 2000, the lived in Mill ...

Glenn E Huffman

published 9/17/2016
Glenn E Huffman of Bismarck,Il passed away on Sept. 17, 2016 in Danville,Il He was 96 years old. Glenn was born in Vermilion County, Illinois at home on October 13, 1919. Son of Clarence and Stella Huffman he was the youngest of three children. His sister Opal and sister Ruby passed on before him as did his parents.  In 1939 he was married to Mildred Kirkpatrick in a small church in Danville. Married 77 years.  He worked at the Miebeck Shoe factory and in a few years he found himself in the Army...

Rebecca G. Brewer

published 9/15/2016
Rebecca G. Brewer, 92, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:03 P.M. Thursday, September 15, 2016 at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mount Vernon, Illinois. She was born Saturday, September 22, 1923 in Beaver City, Nebraska to parents, Robert Allen and Margaret Ellen (Childs) Giles. The family lived for a short time in LeRoy, Kansas in 1930 and 1931 and then moved to Galseburg, Illinois. She first married Reinhold Hohn on July 3, 1960 and he preceded her in death in February 1963. She...

Joyce Marie Parris Powell

published 9/14/2016
Joyce Marie Parris Powell, 84, passed away on September 14, 2016 at Hospice Home of High Point. Joyce was born in 1932 to James and Gladys (Riggle) Parris of Clarksville, Indiana. Joyce’s life began with an exciting adventure, when in 1937, she and her family escaped from their house in a boat during the great Ohio River flood. As a teenager she committed her life to Christ and remained a faithful follower. She graduated from Jeffersonville High School in 1950 and shortly thereafter married the ...

Ned W. Hawbecker

published 9/9/2016
The Reverend Ned W. Hawbecker, 82, of Decatur passed away on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. A service to celebrate and honor Reverend Ned’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at First United Methodist Church, Decatur. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time. He will be laid to rest at Boiling Springs Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary c/o Hawbecker Scholarship Fund. Ned was born on June...

Constance H. "Connie" Grob

published 9/6/2016
Constance  H. "Connie"  Grob (nee Parrish), 90, of Lebanon, IL, born April 26, 1926, in Chester, IL, died Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at Mar Ka Nursing Home in Mascoutah, IL. Connie met her late husband, John, while attending McKendree College. They were married on August 7, 1953, at the United Methodist Church in Chester, IL. Connie graduated from McKendree College in 1953 Summa Cum Laude, Degree in Religious Studies. She served on the Board of Trustees from 1975 to 1991 and on the Alumni Board...

Dr. Lawrence Harold Mason

published 9/6/2016
The Reverend Dr. Lawrence Harold Mason, 88, died Tuesday, September 06, 2016 at the Chambersburg Hospital. He was born to Dr. Harold L. and Maude M. Mason on July 16, 1928, in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Mason graduated from Rochester Senior High School in 1946. He received a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut in 1950, earned a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois in 1953 and changed direction by earning a Bachelor ...

Fred Belcher

published 9/1/2016
Rev. Fred Belcher, 93, of Bloomington, IL, passed away at Heritage Health of Normal, IL, at 9:19p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Visitation will be from 2—4p.m. on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Crossroads Chapel, 1049 JC Parkway, Bloomington, IL 61705. Fred’s service will be on Monday, September 5, 2016 at the church at 10:00a.m. with pastor Mark Wallace celebrating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery, Saybrook, IL following the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be ...

Howard Patrick Donahue

published 7/27/2016
The Rev. Howard Patrick Donahue, 89, joined the Heavenly Father on Wednesday (July 27, 2016). He was born on Sept. 21, 1926, in Pennsylvania and had 11 brothers and sisters. He proudly served in World War II as a tank driver for the U.S. Army. The Rev. Donahue received his formal education at Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., and at Emory Candler School of Theology in Georgia. He served the United Methodist Church in many capacities, including senior pastor at Rantoul United Methodist Church and ...

Norma Fyffe Hawf

published 7/13/2016
Norma Fyffe Hawf, age 82 of Allendale and formerly of Sumner, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in Vincennes, IN at Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born March 10, 1934 in Macomb, IL to Samuel and Emma Maxine (Hedder) Murfin. Norma married Rev. Robert “Bob” Fyffe, and he preceded her in death in 2001. She then married Gene Hawf, and he survives. She had been a member of the Lancaster United Methodist Church for many years. Norma was a loving and devoted homemaker to her family. Surviving ...

Omer Jones

published 6/30/2016
Rev. Omer A. Jones, 94, of Salem, IL died June 30, 2016 at St. Louis University Hospital.  A retired United Methodist Minister with sixty plus years of service, he served in many United Methodist's church's throughout Southern Illinois.  Following graduation from high school, he attended McKendree College in Lebanon, and Northwestern University in Evanston.  He enjoyed playing guitar. Funeral services will be 12 O'clock noon, Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the Rankin Funeral Home in Salem.  Burial ...

Sue K. McCoy

published 6/16/2016
Sue K. McCoy, 55, of Port Byron, passed away peacefully Thursday, June 16, 2016, at her home. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 22 at Church of the Cross United Methodist Church, 22621 Illinois Route 2, Port Byron. Visitation will be 4–7 p.m. Tuesday, also at the church. Burial will take place in Pleasant Point Cemetery, Port Byron. Memorials may be made to the Church of the Cross or the University of Iowa Cancer Center. Arrangements are in the care of Gibson–Bode ...

Larry Arden Olson

published 6/12/2016
Rev. Larry Arden Olson, 78, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Sunday, June 12, 2016, at Emery Place in Robins, Iowa, following a brief illness. Visitation: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 17, 2016, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Service: 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at the funeral home. Private burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Following the service, friends are invited to join the family for a luncheon in the Legacy Center at ...

Mary M. Luke

published 6/11/2016
Mary M. Luke (99), widow of the Rev. Thomas J. Luke, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Indiana.   She and Rev. Luke were married in 1993. He had retired from Springfield First UMC in 1978.   Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2016, 2:00 pm at Trinity UMC, 550 S Blair St., Crawfordsville, IN 47993.   Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, also at Trinity UMC.   Condolences may be sent to a daughter: Elaine Sims, 613 Crescent Drive, ...

Jennie Chin

published 6/8/2016
Jennie Chin, 66, of Champaign passed away on Wednesday (June 8, 2016). She was born on Sept. 7, 1949, in Champaign to George Chin and Gong Yok Tsun (Jean Chin). Jennie is survived by her mother; son, David (Julia) White; daughters, Julianne (Jr.) Walag, Chi Luu, Cuc Liang and Hoa Coppenbarger; grandchildren Kaien, Mylea, Isabella, and one blessing to arrive soon; brothers, George Chin Jr. and Eddie Chin. She was preceded in death by her father. Jennie was an active member of Quest United ...

Frank A. Williams

published 6/5/2016
Frank A. Williams, 88, of West Point, passed away at 10:10 a.m. Sunday, June 5, 2016, at his home.Frank was born April 1, 1928, a son of Hamil and Lydia (Hull) Williams, in Basco. He graduated from Bowen High School. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a sergeant and received his honorable discharge in 1953. He was a member of the American Legion. On Feb. 13, 1954, he was united in marriage to Mary Jo McGinnis in Mississippi.Frank was a self-employed contractor and carpenter...

Eleanor Cox

published 6/3/2016
Eleanor S. Cox, 92, died peacefully at 2:20 p.m. on Friday, June 3 at Bickford Cottage, Champaign. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8 at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy.  Rev. Dick McGuire will officiate.  Burial will be in Rossville Cemetery, Rossville. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. before the service at the funeral home. Eleanor was born in Hoopeston, on October 6, 1923, the daughter of Louis H. and Mary Ernst Schlecht.  The family moved to ...

Shirley Mae Leckrone

published 5/25/2016
Shirley Mae Leckrone, 88 of Granite City passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Eunice Smith Nursing Home in Alton, IL.  Shirley was born on September 22, 1927 in Granite City; a daughter to the late Raymond and May M. (Hartung) Luckert. Along with her husband, Shirley dedicated her life to serving others and the Lord. Shirley and her husband started serving churches in Thompson, IL while her husband attended seminary in Dubuque, IA. She and her husband served several churches in Illinois ...

Christopher Ray Shimboff, Sr.

published 5/6/2016
Christopher was born on January 21, 1930 and passed away on Friday, May 6, 2016. Christopher was a resident of Effingham, Illinois at the time of his passing. Chris was an Army Air Corps Veteran serving for 5 years. He was married to Mary. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday May 9 2016 at Effingham Bible Church 710 W. Jefferson St Effingham IL 62401 with the Rev. John Hollis officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Effingham with military rites. Visitation will be from ...

Joseph E. Martin

published 5/4/2016
Reverend Joseph E. Martin, 90, of Colona, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Genesis Medical Center, Silvis. Funeral services will be noon Monday at Colona United Methodist Church. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until service time at the church. Schroder Mortuary in Colona is assisting the family with arrangements. Burial will be at Dayton Corners Cemetery in Colona. Memorials may be made to the Preachers Aid Society or National Diabetes Association. Joseph was born Oct. 12, 1925, in Versailles,...

Eunice C. Deninger

published 4/27/2016
Eunice C. Deninger, 89. of Sugar Grove, formerly of Pontiac, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Dr. Frank Deninger; loving mother of Pamela (David) Melvin, Frank, and Jonathan; devoted grandmother to Brenna (Kevin) Brown; and great-grandmother to Gemma Brown. She was a wonderful and generous wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be dearly missed by all who knew her. There will be a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at...

Paula Schmink

published 4/20/2016
Paula Schmink 79 of Harrisburg passed away 8:48 AM Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at Harrisburg Medical Center. She was born September 20, 1936 in Harrisburg, the daughter of Paul and Josephine McElroy Holland. She was a retired business manager at Harrisburg Medical Center and a member of the Harrisburg First United Methodist Church. On December 25, 1954 she married Max Swan and he preceded her in death on August 29, 1989. She later married Rev. George Schmink on January 8, 1994 and he survives. ...

M. Imogene Dillman

published 4/13/2016
M. Imogene Dillman, age 97 of Charleston, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 while at Charleston Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Visitation for family and friends will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Charleston Community Church located at 2360 Shawnee Drive in Charleston. Funeral Services honoring and celebrating her life will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church with Pastor Sangram Kodavatikani and grandsons Rev. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz ...

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