Obituaries

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 ...

Norene Griest Ball

published 4/11/2016
Norene Griest Ball, 68, of Bloomington, passed away Monday (April 11, 2016) at her home surrounded by her family. Norene was born June 17, 1947, in Kankakee, the daughter of Howard and Clara Shroba Griest. She married Paul Ball in 1986. Survivors include her children, Jennifer (Kevin) Tatroe, Windsor, Colo., and Adam (Shaun Taylor) Hemphill, Washington D.C.; a grandson, Hadden Tatroe, Windsor, Colo.; a sister, Theresa (Leonard) Harness, Manteno; and a brother, Phillip (Cynthia George) Griest, ...

Helen E. Brawner

published 4/1/2016
Helen E. Brawner, 82, of Peoria peacefully passed away Friday, April 1, 2016 at her home surrounded by her husband of 60 years and their daughter. Helen was born on a farm north of Trivoli, Illinois, August 2, 1933, her mother's birthday, to Esther (Beal) and Nicholas Molchin. She married Donald Brawner August 28, 1955. The couple lived in Germany for a year where Don was stationed in the military, and they were privileged to explore much of Europe together. They returned to the states with ...

Joan Loucks Eckert Hutton

published 3/31/2016
We have received word that Joan Loucks Eckert Hutton (94) passed away in Charleston, IL on March 31, 2016.   She was the widow of Rev. James B. Hutton. They served local churches in the former Central Illinois Conference retiring from Annawan Fairview in 1983. He died in 1992.   She was also the mother of Rev. David Hutton, a retired clergy member of the IGRC.   A memorial service will be held at a later date.   Condolences may be sent to Rev David Jonathan Hutton, 1002 E 1100 North Rd, Tower ...

Esther White

published 3/21/2016
Esther W. White, 85, of Peoria, IL, formerly of Evansville, IN, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 21, 2016, at her home, surrounded by family and friends. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. CDT on Friday, March 25, 2016, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria, with Dr. John Spohn officiating, Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at 2 p.m. EDT on Saturday, March 26, 2016, at Chester Cemetery in Richmond, IN. Esther was born on ...

Randy Grimmett

published 3/1/2016
The Rev. Randy Grimmett (57), a pastor on medical leave, passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in DuQuoin, IL.   He served local churches in the former Southern Illinois Conference and in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, last serving at Zion Chapel (Boody, IL) in 2005.   Randy is the brother of the Rev. Roger Grimmett, the Superintendent assigned to the Mississippi River District of the IGRC.   Visitation will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the chapel of Union ...

William Paul Hawf

published 2/25/2016
Reverend William Paul Hawf, 89, of Mt. Carmel, peacefully passed away Thursday, February 25, 2016, at Oakview Heights Continuous Care surrounded by his loving family.   Paul was born August 21, 1926, Allendale, Illinois, the son of Elmo Ray and Vernice (Shephard) Hawf.  On May 26, 1946, he married Gretchen Hipsher in Henderson, Kentucky.  She passed away in 2012.   He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  Paul returned home and began working for the New York Central Railroad.  ...

Marie Mitchell

published 2/24/2016
Marie Mitchell, Age 108 1/2, passed away February 24, 2016 at 12:01 p.m. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl D. Mitchell, a United Methodist minister; and her daughter, Carlene Matthews of Jackson. Surviving are daughters, Janet Carey of Spring Arbor and Judith Meyer of Colorado. She leaves 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date with burial beside her husband in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. A special thank...

William A. Palmer

published 2/20/2016
Rev. William A. Palmer, 81, of East Peoria passed away at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at Fondulac Rehab. and Health Care Center in East Peoria. He was born Oct. 3, 1934 in Decatur, IL to Lindsay and Margaret Lewis Palmer. He married Lois M. Mann on July 25, 1976 in Washington, IL. She survives. He was preceded in death by his parents; 1 sister, Dorothy; and 3 brothers, Lindsay L., Jim and Tom Palmer. Rev. Palmer graduated from Decatur High School and Millikin University in Decatur. He ...

Joyce Wagner

published 1/30/2016
Joyce I. Wagner passed away on January 30, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Joyce was the wife of former Southern Illinois Pastor and District Superintendent Boyd Wagner.  She was born on January 5,1932 in Portage, Pennsylvania to Ray and Elsie Moudy.  She is survived by her husband, Dr. Boyd Wagner; daughters, Diania Pace and husband, Tom and Darla Labasse and husband, Albert; sister, Lois Hampson; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. The visitation will be held from 5:00...

Toni Ross

published 1/27/2016
Toni JoAnn Heller Ross, 51, of Illinois City, went to her heavenly home Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, as Jesus won the ultimate battle over her cancer. Times of visitation and fellowship will be held Monday, Feb. 1, at Camp Milan, 1328 127th Ave., Milan, from 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., with a time of sharing at 6:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family invites people to bring a picture of them with Toni, since she was so many things to so many people. Pictures and memories will be made into a scrapbook ...

Lilian M. Burnett

published 1/19/2016
Lilian M. Burnett, 88, of Hanna City, passed away at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton. She was born March 7, 1927, in London, England, to George and Amy (Wiggins) Lambert. She was a war bride marrying her husband, the Rev. Clarence A. Burnett, Jr. on May 20, 1945, in Ipswich, England, during World War II. He preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 2002. She also was preceded in death by one sister. Surviving are one son, John (Ann) Burnett of Normal; one ...

Jeffrey R. Robbins Sr.

published 1/16/2016
Rev. Jeffrey R. Robbins Sr., 58, of Abingdon, IL died at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 2016, at OSF St. Mary's Medical Center in Galesburg, IL. Born March 20, 1957 in Winston-Salem, NC, he was the son of Dr. Hal and Lillian (Andrews) Robbins. He spent his early years in Virginia. On March 14, 2007 Rev. Robbins married Roberta Davilla in Waterloo, IA. Rev. Robbins was a 1975 graduate of Liberty High School, Liberty, SC and received his degree in Industrial Management from Clemson University ...

Ray Kelley Jr

published 12/21/2015
Rev. Ray Kelley, Jr., 88, of Belleville, Illinois, born Thursday, September 29, 1927, in Atwood, IL, died Monday, December 21, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Il. however, he remains fine as frog hair. Ray was a retired ordained minister for United Methodist Church. He attended Saint Matthew United Methodist Church Belleville Illinois, was an honorary member of the youth group at church, and active in the Illinois Prairieland Walk to Emmaus. He grew up in Ina, Il. He graduated from the ...

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