Obituaries

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 ...

William Ekstrom Jr.

published 11/22/2015
William Don Ekstrom Jr., 80, of Tolono passed away at 8:45 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 22, 2015) at Newman Rehab and Health Care Center, Newman. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at Tolono United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Al Simonson officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the church. Freese Funeral Home, Tolono, is assisting with arrangements. Mr. Ekstrom was born on June 28, 1935, at Rock Island, a son to William and Edna Runyon Ekstrom. He married ...

Pauline Stoltz

published 11/19/2015
Pauline Caroline Stoltz, 83, of Mt. Carmel, Illinois, went to be with her Lord Thursday, November 19, 2015 at United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, Illinois. She was born Saturday, March 5, 1932, in Wabash County, Illinois, the daughter of William E. and Gladys K. (Seibert) Stoltz. Pauline was a very active member of Lancaster United Methodist Church in Lancaster, Illinois. She served as a Trustee of the Church and as the President of the Kaskaskia River District United Methodist Women. ...

Paul Eugene White

published 10/9/2015
Rev. Paul Eugene White, 87, of Peoria, went home to be with the Lord at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, surrounded by family and friends.      He was born on August 19, 1928, in Richmond, IN, a son of Homer and Luella Jane (Hoover) White. They preceded him in death, along with eight siblings.      Rev. White is survived by his loving wife of over fifty-eight years, Esther (Wilson) White of Peoria; five children, Steven of Peoria (Lori) , Cindy (Jeff) ...

Mary Etta (Mast) Catlin

published 10/3/2015
Mary Etta (Mast) Catlin, 93, of Greenwood, IN, passed away on October 3, 2015. She was born on April 13, 1922, in Elkhart Co., Indiana to the Rev. Plessa and Vada Mae (Laudeman) Mast. She earned a bachelor of arts degree in home economics from Indiana Central College. Mary Etta is survived by her children; the Rev. A. David (Elaine) Catlin of Martinsville, IN, Cheryl (Les) Larson of Greenwood, IN, the Rev. Dr. Joel (Rev. Donna) Catlin of O’Fallon, IL and Lori (Rodolfo) Catlin Garcia of Granby,...

John Richard “Dick” Seed

published 9/30/2015
Rev. John Richard “Dick” Seed, Sr., 87, of Pekin, passed away at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.Born May 30, 1928 in St. Francisville to Albert Harold and Zelma June (Litherland) Seed, he married Mabel I. Schemerhorn on December 8, 1948 at Bridgeport.  She survives. Also surviving four daughters, Cyndy (Nick) Blanchard of Creve Coeur, Rochelle (Jon) Bouse of Loda, Lynn DeMarco of Springfield and LaDonna Maria Seed of Edmond, OK; five sons, ...

Mary Renfro

published 9/28/2015
Visitation for Mary White Renfro, 99, of Lebanon who passed away Monday September 28th, will be held   3 to 7 p.m. Thursday October 1st  and 9 to 10 a.m. Friday October 2nd at First United Methodist Church, Lebanon. Funeral 10 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial in College Hill Cemetery. Meyer Funeral Home, Lebanon is in charge of arrangements.  Mary White Renfro was born and raised in Washington DC. She was a kindergarten teacher there for 15 years.  Mary was the first in her family to receive ...

Patty Jo Walden

published 9/23/2015
Patty Jo Walden (nee Green) passed away on Wednesday (Sept. 23, 2015) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Patty Jo was born on June 21, 1929, the second daughter of Dewey and Gladys McDowell Green. Her early life was spent on a farm in Cave-in-Rock, Ill., where she attended a one-room schoolhouse before her family moved to Champaign. She graduated from Champaign High School in 1946. She married Donald Walden of Urbana on June 29, 1952. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from ...

James Roscoe “Skip” Proctor

published 9/22/2015
James Roscoe “Skip” Proctor, 77, passed away at 12:50 a.m. on September 22, 2015 at Symphony of Decatur. Skip was born on September 16, 1938 in Decatur; son of Kenneth E. and Eugenia P. Proctor Howe. He married Janice Kay Coulson on August 10, 1968 in Decatur. She survives him. Also surviving Skip are his daughters: Stephanie (Casey) Westen of Latham, and Jennifer Wallace of Bloomington; two sisters: Maxine Dorsey of Marana, AZ and Jeanne Febus of Bloomington; one brother: Dr. Richard Davis ...

Lindsay D. Churchman

published 9/19/2015
The Rev. Lindsay D. Churchman, 54, of Eureka passed away on Saturday, September 19 at Advocate Eureka Hospital after a brief but intense battle with cancer. He was fifty-four. Lindsay was born on November 22, 1960 in Washington, Iowa to L. Duane and Darlene Sims Churchman. He married Jennie Huff Churchman on June 14, 1997. She survives. Also surviving are daughters Emily Margaret of Watauga, TX and Rachel Ann of Eureka; his mother Darlene of Ankeny, IA; brothers Dan (Debi) Churchman of ...

George L. Whitley

published 9/17/2015
George L. Whitley, 84, of Effingham, departed this life at 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 20, 2015, at First Church of God, 2600 S. Banker Street, Effingham, with the Rev. C.W. Lewis and Rev. Ed Wojnar officiating. Burial will be in Arborcrest Memorial Park in Effingham, with military rites. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2015, at the church. ...

Eula Mae Bender

published 9/10/2015
Eula Mae Bender of Manitowish Waters and Minocqua, Wisconsin passed away on September 10, 2015 at the Season’s of Life Hospice House in Woodruff, WI. She was born June 16, 1931 at Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Edward and Freda (nee Tippitt) Sexson. She graduated from High School in Kincaid, IL, and attended Brown’s Business College in Springfield, IL. She was a photography lab technician for 15 years. She was active on the worship committee, the Women’s Guild and the Madams and Sirs group of ...

Elizabeth J. (Betty-Jo) Hendry

published 8/31/2015
Elizabeth J. (Betty-Jo) Hendry, a resident of Greenville, SC since 2011, passed away peacefully on August 31, 2015. Betty-Jo was born on September 10, 1933 in Gainesville, FL, the daughter of Robert Reece and Christine Medlock Brabham. She graduated from Gainesville High School and Massey Business School in Jacksonville, FL. A career administrative professional, she began her career at the University of Florida and retired from the University of Illinois in 1993. On November 21, 1951, she ...

Richard V. “Dick” Garabrant

published 8/30/2015
Rev. Richard V. “Dick” Garabrant, 88, of Bloomington, died at 2 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 30, 2015) at Meadows Mennonite Nursing Home, Chenoa. His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Grace Church, Normal. The Rev. Len Thebarge will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, is handling arrangements.  Interment will be in Mount Joy Cemetery in rural Armington. Military rites will be performed.He was born Nov. 1, 1926, in ...

Bill Renner

published 8/11/2015
William (Bill) S. Renner (68) of Springfield, Illinois, passed away at his residence on Tuesday, August 11, just before 4 a.m. The visitation and funeral services will be held at the Springfield 1st Church of the Nazarene, 5200 S 6th Street Frontage Rd E, Springfield, IL 62703 on August 17, 2015 at 10-11:30 for visitation and 11:30 for the funeral. Internment will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery at 1 pm. Bill was born on July 27, 1947 to William K. and Stephanie Renner in Brooklyn, NY....

Oliver Zivney

published 7/30/2015
Rev. Oliver Kermit "Doc" Zivney was born April 24, 1926 at Beaver Dam, WI, the elder son of Fred and Albena (Roller) Zivney. He went to his Lord and Savior on July 30, 2015 from Heritage Health of Dwight, where he had been a resident since early spring. Visitation will be held from 4-7 on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at Hager Memorial Home; additional visitation will be held an hour prior to services at the church. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. at the United Methodist church on Monday, August 3, ...

Chester Elton Sheldon

published 7/29/2015
The Rev. Chester Elton Sheldon, Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Bloomington, passed away July 29, 2015, in Crystal, Minn. The Rev. Sheldon was born to Elton Addison Sheldon and Stella Bollman Sheldon on June 30, 1918, in Rock Island. He was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and Garrett Theological Seminary. He was awarded an honorary doctor of divinity degree from MacMurray College in 1977. He married Helen McNicol of Dixon 74 years ago, on Aug. 17, 1941. She preceded him in death Feb. ...

Ralph H. Dude

published 7/24/2015
 Rev. Ralph H. Dude, 77, Normal, IL, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2015 at his residence. A celebration of life service will be held Friday, August 7 at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church, Normal, IL. Visitation will be at 10AM the day of the service and a lunch will follow the service. Rev. Dr. Don Jackson and Rev. Leah Pogemiller will be officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to The Baby Fold, 108 E Willow ...

Joyce Owens

published 7/16/2015
Joyce Owens, 73, of Perryville, MO, passed away July 16, 2015 at her residence. She was born January 22, 1942 in Washington Court House, Ohio, daughter of Woodrow Wilson Bradley and Noreen (Baldridge) Shephard. She and Rev. Bruce Owens were married on April 1, 1957. He survives in Perryville, MO. Joyce was a homemaker. She was a member of First Methodist Church in Perryville. Survived by three daughters; Debra (Tony) Rodriguez of Granville, IL, Jeanette (Dave) Norton of Grinnel, IA, and ...

Glenn Ioder

published 7/9/2015
The Memorial Service arrangements for retired pastor Glenn Ioder (91), who died in Uruguay on July 9, are as follows: Visitation will be on Friday, August 14, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the Worship Center of First United Methodist Church, Peoria, IL. The Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015, 1:30 pm in the Sanctuary of First United Methodist Church, Peoria, IL. A reception will be held following the Memorial Serving in the gathering space of First United Methodist Church, ...

Rachel P. McCleary

published 6/28/2015
Rachel P. McCleary (84), wife of retired pastor Paul F. McCleary, passed away on June 28, 2015 in Arizona.  Paul spent most of his ministry in extension appointments which took him away from the annual conference. They retired in 1995.  Funeral arrangements have already been held.  Condolences may be sent to the Rev. Paul F. McCleary, 2625 E Southern Ave Unit C289, Tempe, AZ 85282-7817  

William Luther White

published 6/28/2015
Rev. Dr. William Luther White, 83, of Normal passed away, after a brief illness, on Sunday, June 28 at Advocate/BroMenn Medical Center. He was born in Brazil, Indiana on July 7, 1931, son of the late Luther and Beatrice White. His brother Phillip preceded him in death. After graduation from DePauw University, where he had a Rector scholarship, he completed his master of divinity at Garrett Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Theology & English Literature from Northwestern University. He was ...

Beulah M. Pribble

published 6/21/2015
Beulah M. Pribble, 98 of Herrin, Illinois died on Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Parkway Manor Nursing Home in Marion, Illinois. She was born in Jackson County to James and Irene (Dixon) Wright Thursday, March 15, 1917. She was united in marriage with Rev. Gene Pribble April 14, 1934 and he passed away March 23, 2006. Mrs. Pribble was very active in her husband’s ministry. She is survived by 3 children, Darlene and Willis Carroll of Evansville Indiana, Judy and Louie McMurray of Herrin and Jim and ...

Nathaniel H Gwinn

published 6/15/2015
Rev. Nathaniel Hill Gwinn, 93, passed away Monday, June 15, 2015, at his daughters home from complications due to a stroke and skin cancers. Rev. Gwinn was born July 14, 1921, in Elton, WV, the son of the late Clarence Hill and Josie Exie Gwinn. Following graduation from Sulphur District High School in Sandstone, WV, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served as a Medical Nurse during World War II and was honorably discharged on January 31, 1946. After serving our Country, Rev. Gwinn married Ruth ...

Lester Laur

published 6/4/2015
Rev. Lester B. Laur, 96, of Effingham, passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday, June 8, 2015, at Centenary United Methodist Church in Effingham, with Dr. Joe Scheets and Rev. Leanne Noland officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Effingham. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. Services are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham. Memorials may be made to ...

Peggy Jo Duncan-Wood

published 6/1/2015
The Reverend Peggy Jo Duncan-Wood parted from us to be with our Heavenly Father in the very early morning of June 1, 2015, at Hospice of the Piedmont in High Point.The funeral will be 11 a.m. on Thursday 4 June at the First United Methodist Church of Lexington, with the Revs. Jamie Armstrong and Jenna Grogan officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greensboro. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Davidson Funeral Home in Lexington, N.C. She was the daughter of the late ...

Georgia Hartman

published 5/27/2015
Georgia G. Hartman, age 101 of Mt. Carroll, IL, passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Mt. Carroll, IL.  Georgia was born May 22, 1914 in Story County, IA; the daughter of George and Ruth (Bennethum) Hopper. At the age of four, her mother died and she was raised by Elmer and Bertha Stahlman. She graduated from Aurora High School in Aurora, IL and attended Aurora College.  On June 8, 1939, Georgia married Rev. Robert Hartman in Plainfield, IL. Together they served...

Ada M. Bear

published 5/22/2015
Ada M. Bear, 90, of Mason City, passed away Friday, May 22, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born August 20, 1924 in Chicago the daughter of Merle and Agnes Page. She married the late Reverend Leland Bear on September 5, 1942 in Roberts, Illinois. She is survived by her children; Jim (Joyce) Bear of Aurora, CO and Ruth (Roger) Cohn of Pine Plains, NY, her sister; Catherine Ferguson of Clinton, IL, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death...

Helen M. Metzger

published 5/13/2015
Helen M. Metzger, 96, of Galva, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Galesburg.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 19th, at the Galva Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services.  Rev. Martin Gutzmer will officiate.  Burial will be at the Galva Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Memorial may be made to the First United Methodist Church.  Helen was born October 25, 1918 in Chicago, ...

Dennis Ray Sparenberg

published 4/26/2015
Dennis Ray Sparenberg was born Feb. 13, 1950, in Watseka, the son of Wayne and Myrtle Sparenberg. He went to his eternal home in Heaven on Sunday morning (April 26, 2015). His body was cremated, as he wished. He is survived by his wife, June (Kilgos) Sparenberg, whom he married on May 22, 1982, in Kankakee. Also surviving are one son, Keith and wife, Monica Sparenberg, of Houston, Texas; three daughters, Karen Jaskula, of Cedar Park, Texas, Kari Sparenberg, of Houston, Texas, and Kristin ...

John Thomas "Tom" Meachum

published 4/25/2015
John Thomas "Tom" Meachum passed away in his home at 11:40 p.m. Saturday (April 25, 2015) surrounded by family. Tom was born in Taylorville on July 9, 1946. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell Dole and Julia Hayden Meachum; his sister, Jeannie; his brother, Billie; his grandson, Joseph Patrick McPherson; and his beloved dog, Roscoe. He is survived by his wife, Linda, whom he married on June 30, 1973; his beloved children, Kelly McPherson (John) and William Meachum (Joy); five ...

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