Bradley Faulkner Watkins

published 9/19/2023
IGRC retired pastor, the Rev. Bradley Faulkner Watkins, 80, died today (Sept. 19, 2023) in Georgia. He is the father of Central District Superintendent Bradley Watkins II. Rev. Watkins served 38 years in four conferences — Tennessee-Kentucky, the former South Pittsburgh Conference, the former Detroit Conference and transferred into the former Central Illinois Conference in 1979, where he served the last 22 years of his ministry. He served seven years in the former Champaign (later Iroquois ...

Jennie Lynn (Stein) Totten

published 9/8/2023
Jennie Lynn (Stein) Totten, 91, of Woodlawn, Illinois passed away Friday, September 8, 2023 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor.  She was born October 27, 1931 in Enfield, Illinois, the daughter of the late Lynn Rude Stein and the late Ruth Lorene (Veatch) Stein.  She married Ralph Austin Totten, son of Kenneth A. Totten and Faith (Bateman) Totten in Carmi on August 5, 1951.     Jennie Lynn grew up among fields of flowers on Stein’s Nursery near Enfield and attended Upponblock School, a one room ...

Marcia Herath

published 9/8/2023
Marcia Elizabth Herath, 82 passed away on Friday, September 8, 2023 surrounded by her family at her home. Marcia was born on April 12, 1941 in Joliet, IL to Verner and Esther Pearson. She married Richard Herath on June 9, 1963 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Joliet, IL. Marcia was a licensed RN, her career began at the Evanston Hospital in Evanston, IL. where she had a love for working with preemie babies and as a surgical nurse. She had a big heart for always wanting to help others, she worked ...

Nancy Patton

published 9/6/2023
Nancy Jean Patton, 72, of Rochester, Illinois passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at Barnes Jewish Hospital on September 6, 2023, surrounded by family.   Nancy was born in Springfield, Illinois on June 11, 1951 to Eugene and Betty Baker both of whom preceded her in death. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1969 and attended William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. Nancy married James Kevin Patton on June 26, 1982 in an intimate ceremony. ...

Stephen Killion

published 8/30/2023
Pastor Stephen Emery Killion, age 83 of Bridgeport, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at Helia Healthcare of Olney. He was born October 1, 1939, to Paul and Gladys (Miller) Killion. On October 7, 1971, Steve married Edith Howe in San Diego, CA. For 51 years, Steve and Edith lived hand in hand and made many beautiful memories. As a young man, Steve served his country during the Korean War as a member of the United States Army. He then earned his Master’s Degree in business at Pasadena ...

Anne Bowen Follis

published 8/28/2023
Anne Bowen Follis passed away August 28, 2023 in Nokomis, Illinois surrounded by family and Scripture after fighting a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Anne joined God’s beautiful world on August 22, 1947, born to Don and Leona Bowen in Albany, NY. She was educated in Cherry Hill, NJ and attended Houghton College for one year before returning to home to work as a secretary. She married Daniel Dean Follis on August 24, 1968. The two moved to Illinois and began what would become ...

Lewis Root

published 8/18/2023
Retired pastor, the Rev. Lewis Root, 97, died Aug. 18 in Denver Colo.   Rev. Root served 40 years in the former Central Illinois Conference, with the 28 years of his ministry in extension ministries. He retired in 1991 as Director of Pastoral Care at the Lakeview Medical Center in Danville.   Funeral services have already been held.   Condolences may be sent to his wife, Marian Root, Harvard Square, 10200 E. Harvard Ave., Apt. 207, Denver, CO  80231-3947.  

Steven Ernest Goodin

published 8/11/2023
Rev. Steven Ernest Goodin, age 73, of Kankakee passed away Friday, August 11, 2023 at his home. He was born July 29, 1950 in Spring Valley, IL, the son of Kenneth & Marian Wright Goodin. Steven had one sister, Sandra Holler Kimpling married to Sam Kimpling residing in Streator, IL. Steve married Brenda Boles Goodin on August 2, 1969. They had four children: Steven Boyd Goodin, Brad Alan Goodin married to Lupita Goodin, Jennifer Joyce Boeckmann married to Stephen Brian Boeckmann, and Jacob ...

Patricia Hanzel

published 8/10/2023
With great sadness, we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Patricia Hanzel, 74, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, on August 10, 2023, at Wabash General Hospital. There will be a small gathering, in celebration of Patti’s life, Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 512 N Mulberry Street, Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Patricia was born to the late Victor and Eva (Delduca) Williams on December 16, 1948, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She married F. Thomas Hanzel on ...

Donald J. Jones

published 8/6/2023
Reverend Dr. Donald J. Jones passed away on Sunday, August 6, 2023, at the age of 93. A service is planned for Don at 11 AM Saturday August 12, 2023, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomington. There will be a private entombment at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. Born to Rev. J. Rush and Mollie Jones in Ovid, Colorado on Jan. 4, 1930, Don was an only child. In 1951, he married his high school sweetheart, L. Darlene Fox, and they were married for 69 years until her death in Dec. ...

Lisa Lavern Bozeman

published 8/2/2023
Lisa Lavern Bozeman, 59, of Hazlehurst, MS was born March 26, 1964 to Lonnie McKenzie and Lillie V. Johnson McKenzie. Lisa passed Wednesday, August 2, 2023 in Chicago, IL. Visitation Friday, August 11, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Westhaven Funeral Home. Funeral services Saturday, August 12, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., Mt. Sinai United Methodist Church, 424 Monticello Street, Hazlehurst, MS 39083 with burial in Hazlehurst City Cemetery in Hazlehurst, MS.

Larry Patton

published 7/29/2023
Legendary teacher, coach, and pastor in the Belleville and St. Louis area, Larry Edgar Patton passed on to his heavenly home on July 29. Born July 2, 1940, “Coach” was raised in Fairview Heights, Illinois, and graduated from Belleville Township High School in 1958 where he was a star student, basketball, and baseball athlete, and where, most importantly, he met the love of his life, Diane Lengfelder. Larry attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale on a baseball scholarship where he ...

Melody Brawley

published 7/22/2023
Melody Dawn Brawley passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2023 at River Crossing of Creve Coeur in Creve Coeur, Missouri at the age of 71 years, 6 months, and 12 days.   Melody was born on January 10, 1952 in St. Louis, Missouri to the late David E. Brawley, Jr. and Verneta L. Brawley (nee Hopper).   A complete obituary, including funeral arrangements, are pending at this time and will be posted here  when finalized

Mary Catherine Mowery Mason

published 7/5/2023
Mary Catherine Mowery Mason November 9, 1943-July 5, 2023 In the care of Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. Shippensburg, PA 17257 Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ 1811 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg, PA 17202 Our beloved mother, Mary Mason, passed into eternal life at her home at Menno Haven in Chambersburg, PA on July 5, 2023. Mary was born on November 9, 1943 in Chambersburg, PA to John and Pauline ...

Gloria A. Norwood-McLean

published 6/22/2023
Gloria A. Norwood-McLean passed away on June 22, 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents Charles Wesley Norwood and Getrude Tinsley Norwood. She leaves behind a husband of 38 years, one son, a daughter, four grandchildren, one great grandchild, two sisters, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, loved ones. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul Methodist Church 9721 Pinnacle Valley Rd., Little Rock on Saturday July 15 at 12 p.m.

Louis Youngs

published 6/16/2023
Pastor Louis Alam Youngs, 95 of Robinson, IL., died Friday June 16, 2023, 4:55 pm in Robinson Health & Rehab (Cotillion Ridge), with his loving family at his bedside. Louis or “Louie” as we knew him, was born in St. Louis, MO, January 29, 1928 the son of Otis K and Edith Irene (Clagg) Youngs-Williams. Louie grew up and received his early education in Harrisburg, IL and after high school, attended Asbury College in Wilmore, KY where he graduated in 1949. He then attended Garrett Biblical ...

Dennis Groh

published 4/22/2023
The Rev. Dr. Dennis Edward Groh, age 83, died peacefully at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan, on April 22, 2023, surrounded by family.  He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Constance De Young Groh, children Jeremy D. Groh (Christin), Sara Groh Silva (Richard), stepchildren Patrick Collora and Anthony Collora, and grandchildren Molly Silva, Patricia Noonan, Katherine Silva, Liam Silva, and Elliot Silva. Dennis was born in Chicago, IL, on August 9, 1939, the only child of Edward and Anne ...

Mary Joyce (Horton) Waltz

published 4/4/2023
Mary Joyce (Horton) Waltz, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2023 at the age of 89 in the memory care unit of Beacon Hill in Lombard, Illinois.  She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Alan K. Waltz; daughter Sharon Maxwell and her husband Robert and their two children, Alan (spouse Stephanie) and Kathryn; and son Reid Waltz and his wife Melanie and their two children Sarah and Ethan.  Mary Joyce is also survived by two siblings, Brenda Tasker and ...

Charlotte Tournear

published 3/27/2023
Charlotte Tournear, 89, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2023 at Aperion Care in Princeton, IL., Charlotte was born at home in Steeleville, IL. to the late Charles August and Virginia Mae (McClure) Schwebel. Charlotte and her two younger sisters Dolores and Ruby grew up in the surrounding areas. She went to Carthage College to study opera, wherein she met the love of her life, Prosper. Prosper and Charlotte married September 10, 1955. She was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Star (a masonic order...

James Thompson

published 3/8/2023
Rev. James Allen Thompson died under hospice care at Martin Health Center in Bloomington, IL on March 8, 2023. He had been battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) for over two years. He was born October 14, 1942, in Chicago, to Keith D. and Olive (Allen) Thompson. Jim spent his childhood in urban and suburban Chicago graduating from West Chicago High School. He then graduated from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA with a degree in theater and drama. He spent his early adult years working in ...

Conrad G. Steinhoff

published 3/2/2023
Conrad G. Steinhoff, 90, of Lebanon, IL, born April 19,1932 in Madison, WI, died March 2, 2023 under hospice care at his youngest daughter's home in Madison, WI surrounded by family. Conrad attended La Grange Community College and then Wheaton College, graduating in 1954 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. After serving in the Army in West Germany, he earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago. Service to others drove Conrad throughout his life. He spent his ...

John Shear

published 2/24/2023
Rev. Dr. John Robert Shear, 66, of St. Louis, MO, left us while surrounded by family on February 24, 2023 from Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer. He resided in the Soulard neighborhood with his wife where they enjoyed a lively community with their dog Duke. He served in the Presbyterian Ministry for 28 years, specializing in young adult and youth development and was also Professor of Religious Studies in the bi-state collegiate areas. While in the ministry, his time was devoted to the growth of faith, ...

Marie Mosher

published 2/22/2023
Marie Mosher, 96, of Peoria, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at Lutheran Hilliside Village in Peoria. She was born on January 6, 1927, in Kenvir, Ky., to William and Clara (Gregory) Owens. Marie married Rev. Claude Mosher on September 9, 1948, in Hamilton, Ohio. He preceded her in death on December 21, 2021. Marie is survived by one son, Bill Mosher (Suzette Foster) of Boone, N.C.; one daughter, Susan Roth of Morton; three grandchildren, Sean Mosher, Ryan (Debbie) Mosher and Kristen ...

Thomas Neufer Emswiler

published 2/21/2023
The Rev. Thomas Neufer Emswiler, 81, of Champaign died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023, at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born Thomas Clair Emswiler Jr. on April 18, 1941, in Overland Park, Kan., to Thomas Clair Emswiler Sr. and Velva Allmand Emswiler. He graduated from Emporia Senior High School in 1959 and received a B.A. from Emporia State University before graduating from Perkins School of Theology in Dallas. He received an M.A. in a joint program between ...

Larry Bricker

published 2/19/2023
Larry Dean Bricker, 78, of Monticello, Illinois passed away unexpectedly on Sunday February 19, 2023. Larry was born on April 5, 1944, in Decatur, Illinois the son of George and Thelma (Monroe) Bricker Sr. After graduating from Blue Mound HS, Larry married the love of his life Janiss (Coverstone) on September 2, 1966. Larry graduated from Millikin University in 1973 (B.S. Accounting) before working 39 years with Caterpillar. After retiring from Caterpillar, Larry graduated from the IGRC Course ...

Paul H. Prater

published 2/12/2023
IGRC retired pastor, the Rev. Paul H. Prater, 75, died Feb. 12 in Jefferson City, Mo. Rev. Prater served 23 years of active ministry before going on medical leave in 2004. His last appointment was at Washington Crossroads. He retired in 2012. A private memorial service for the family will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to his wife, Betty Prater, 1753 Del Cerro Dr., Jefferson City, MO  65101-5537.

Ruth and Walter Storey

published 1/22/2023
Walter Glen Storey, 88, died on January 22, 2023 in St. Louis, Missouri, just 29 days after the death of his beloved wife, Ruth Ann (Summers) Storey. Walter and Ruth were married for 66 years. Walter was born in Enfield, Illinois on October 12, 1934 to Robert Elcie and Violet (Walters) Storey. Walter graduated high school in Enfield, Illinois then attended McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois. Walter and Ruth met in the summer of 1953 at a summer camp for church youth group leaders that was ...

Walter Storey

published 1/22/2023
Walter Glen Storey, 88, died on January 22, 2023 in St. Louis, Missouri. Walter is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, who died on December 24, 2022. Walter and Ruth were married for 66 years. Walter was born in Enfield, Illinois on October 12, 1934 to Robert Elcie and Violet (Walters) Storey. Walter graduated high school in Enfield, Illinois then attended McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois. Walter and Ruth met in the summer of 1953 at a summer camp for church youth group leaders that was ...

Barbara A. Kaley

published 1/9/2023
Barbara A. Kaley, 95, of Bement, IL., passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023, in Lexington, S.C. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M., on Thursday, January 19, 2023, at the Bement United Methodist Church, 249 N. Piatt St., Bement. Visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. until time of services at the church on Thursday. The Pastor Naomi Roberts will officiate. Burial will be in the Bement Township Cemetery, Bement. Memorial contributions can be made to Bement United Methodist Church. ...

David Blackburn

published 1/8/2023
David Blackburn, 74, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, passed peacefully in his sleep on January 8, 2023. David was a deeply compassionate and selfless person. He was committed to bringing the Kingdom of God to earth. Steadfast was his approach in finding ways to embody the teachings of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He was born January 31, 1948 in Springfield, Missouri, son of Lennis and Jean Blackburn. He graduated from the University of Illinois-Springfield. He was ordained in the Assemblies...

Deborah M. (Brown) Cogdill

published 12/30/2022
Deborah M. (Brown) Cogdill of Allendale, Illinois was called to her eternal life with Christ on December 30, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born on January 8, 1955 to the late Harold and Velma (Bowman) Brown. On April 3, 1982, she married the love of her life, David, who survives. Debbie was not only a wonderful wife to David, but also a loving mother and mamaw. She took pride in her daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth, and told many about their accomplishments in life. Her love for her ...

Myla Sue Davis

published 12/25/2022
Myla Sue Davis, age 77 of Bloomington, IL, died at 1:55 PM on Sunday, December 25, 2022, at her residence. Her funeral service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, December 31, 2022, at Wesley United Methodist Church 502 E. Front St. Bloomington IL. Rev. Sara Isbell and Rev. Vaughn Hoffman will be officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Bloomington, IL. Visitation will be 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Saturday at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Preachers Aid ...

Ruth Storey

published 12/24/2022
Rev. Ruth Storey, wife of Rev. Walter Storey and mother of IGRC pastor, the Rev. Brian Storey, died Dec. 24 in St. Louis. Both Ruth and Walter were clergy members of Missouri Conference, but Rev. Walter Storey also served briefly in the IGRC. conference, but Walter served in IGRC briefly. No arrangements have been announced by the family. Condolences can be sent to Rev. Brian Storey, 518 Oak Valley Dr, Saint Louis, MO 63131-4730.

Barbara Westwood Fradenburgh

published 12/22/2022
Barbara Westwood Fradenburgh, 94, died December 22, 2022 in Tucson, AZ. She was born in Moab, UT to Neil and Ida Blake Westwood on May 24, 1928. After high school she moved to Chicago for college, obtaining a BA from the Baptist Missionary Training School. While there she met and married Charles A. Fradenburgh, Jr. on June 18, 1950. Together they raised four children, moving throughout Illinois, to follow Charles' assignments to various Methodist churches until they moved to Arizona in 1980. ...

Charles Wheeler

published 12/19/2022
Charles Richard Wheeler, 99 of Frankfort, IN, formerly of Champaign, IL, died at 8:15 p.m. Monday (December 19, 2022) at Wesley Manor in Frankfort, IN.  He was born October 4, 1923, in Charleston, IL, son of Charles W. Wheeler and Florence ”Flossie” (Waters) Wheeler.  He married Shirley J. Stanfield in 1947. Many family knew him as Richard or Dick until he went to the military when he began going by his first name.  Charles was a World War II (Europe) and Korean (stateside) veteran.  While at ...

Donald Walden

published 12/19/2022
The Rev. Donald Eugene Walden passed away peacefully on Monday (Dec. 19, 2022).  He was born on Oct. 12, 1929, in Normal, to John and Mona Walden (nee Wakefield).  His early life was spent near Farmer City, where his father was a barber. They moved to Urbana, and he graduated from Urbana High School in 1946. He spent his first two years of college at Taylor University and then transferred to the University of Illinois, graduating in 1952, the same year he married Patty Jo Green. Don then entered...

Maurine L. (Matthews) Seibert

published 12/11/2022
Maurine L. (Matthews) Seibert, 93, passed away peacefully on December 11, 2022, at her residence at Laclede Groves Independent Living community in Webster Groves, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Ronald R. Seibert, her parents, Jasper and Jennie (Walkendorf) Matthews, her sisters Sabina (Bill) Burnside, Mildred (Jim) Taylor, and Doris (Edwin) King. Maurine is survived by her brother Jerry (late wife Mary) Matthews, brother Norman (Dottie) Matthews, sister Janet (late husband ...

Bill Causer

published 12/10/2022
Reverend William James Causer, 83, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, went to be with the Lord at 9:15 pm December 10, 2022 surrounded by his family at his residence. He was born January 15, 1939 in DuQuoin, Illinois to the late William Jackson and Louise Brown (Poe) Causer. Bill married Patricia (Kern) Causer on April 1, 1958 at the First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois. They have been blessed with a wonderful sixty-four years of marriage.   In addition to his wife, Patty, Bill is ...

John C. Wilkey

published 12/6/2022
John Conrad Wilkey was born November 6,1935 in Quincy, IL, the son of Keith L. and Ruth Meier Wilkey. He died December 6, 2022. He graduated from Camp Point High School, Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL with a Bachelor of Arts, Garrett Biblical Institute with a Master of Divinity, and University of Dubuque Theological Seminary with a Doctor of Ministry. He married Eileen Deloris Daggett on July 10, 1955. Eileen passed away on March 2, 2003.  They were parents of five children: John Wesley ...

Roy B. Nash

published 12/3/2022
On December 3, 2022, Chaplain Roy B. Nash of Springfield passed away at age 84. Born in Monroe, Louisiana to Clyde and Dorothy Nash, Roy is survived by his wife, Kay Nash. They were married for 59 years. Roy is also survived by a daughter, Heather Nifong, her husband Chris, and grandchildren Lucy and Alice Nifong of Springfield and by a son, Heath Nash and his husband John Noble of Washington DC. Roy graduated from Neville High in Monroe, LA; Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA; and Methodist ...

Robert B. Einhouse

published 11/24/2022
Rev. Robert B. Einhouse, Jr., 77, of Springfield, died at 6:40 a.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2022. Robert was born June 7, 1945, in Redwood City, CA, the son of Robert B. Sr. and Phyllis Johnson Einhouse. He grew up in California but moved to Illinois in 1974 and it claimed his heart. Robert met his wife, Nancy K. Collison, on an Amtrak train in 1972 and they married in 1974 after meeting two years prior to the day. She preceded him in death on January 7, 2012. Robert earned his Master of ...

Alice R. Wiedrich

published 11/21/2022
Alice R. Wiedrich, 97, of Decatur, IL, passed away on Monday November 21, 2022 in Randall Residence Center of Decatur with family by her side.   A visitation at 9:30am will be followed by a memorial service at 10:00am to celebrate Alice’s life on December 19, 2022 at Grace United Methodist Church, 901 N. Main Street, Decatur, IL. Interment to follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Champaign, IL.   Alice was born May 30, 1925, in Stratton, Nebraska, the daughter of Thomas D and Lena (Gardner) Rife. Alice ...

Robert Pitsch

published 11/7/2022
Rev.Robert Pitsch died November 7, 2022, at Aldersgate United Methodist Retirement Home in Charlotte, NC at the age of 102. He was born in Peoria, Illinois on January 19,1920, to Wilhelmina Ruch Pitsch and Richard Pitsch. He attended Peoria schools graduating from Woodruff High School in 1938. He studied at Illinois Wesleyan University where he earned his BA degree in 1945. From IWU, he went on to earn a Masters of Divinity degree from Garrett Theological Seminary and was ordained a United ...

Jerry Douglas Crawford

published 11/5/2022
Jerry Douglas Crawford, 75, of Carmi, Illinois, died Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, Indiana. He was born August 9, 1947, in Maunie, Illinois, the son of Augustus and Mildred (Carrell) Crawford. He was married to Rosalyn “Jeanie” (Lamp) Crawford on December 24, 1966, and she preceded him in death on December 25, 2021. Jerry worked for many years as meat manager at Wag’s Grocery in Carmi, and he later served as chaplain at Meadowood Nursing Home in ...

Estella Ann Paskewitz

published 10/30/2022
Estella Ann Paskewitz, 89, of Danville, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Sunday (October 30,2022) at Hawthorne Inn of Danville. She was born March 31, 1933 in Danville, a daughter of Rev. James and Ursula Downing Cornett. She married Rev. Paul Paskewitz May 27, 1983. He survives. She is survived by a daughter, Melanie Enos of Danville; a son John Enos of Lumberton, NC; four grandchildren, Zach Frazier (Kjersti Emerson-Frazier), Meghann Shelato, Sean Enos, and Caitlyn Enos; one great-grandson, Henrik ...

Allen F. “Pete” Vinson

published 10/28/2022
To join the livestream of the funeral service for Allen F. "Pete" Vinson, please select the link below. The streaming will begin at 12:50 PM Tuesday, November 1, 2022. The video of the service will also be archived for future viewing. Allen F. “Pete” Vinson, age 73 years, a resident of rural Vienna, passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 28, 2022, at his home. Pete was born February 13,...

Paul Lees

published 10/16/2022
Rev. Paul Lees, 92, of Bloomington, formerly of Streator, passed away at 2:35 am on Sunday, October 16, 2022 at Martin Healthcare Center, Bloomington. He was born December 17, 1929 in rural Herrick, son of Lowell and Berenice Feltenberger Lees. He was raised on a family farm in Oconee, IL. Paul graduated from Pana Township High School in 1948. He went on to serve 45 months in the United States Air Force, military police, where he earned a sharp shooter medal. He married the love of his life, ...

Benjamin Smith

published 10/7/2022
Benjamin Clifford Smith, 80, of Washington, passed away on Friday, October 7, 2022, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 14, 2022, at Mason White Funeral Home in Washington, with Reverend Joseph Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 13, 2022, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Glendale Cemetery in Washington, immediately following the funeral service. Cliff was born on August 31, ...

Richard L. Houser

published 9/24/2022
Richard L. Houser age 80, of Palestine, Illinois, formerly of Willow Hill, Illinois, departed this earthly world to join his Lord and Savior Saturday, September 24, 2022 at his home with his loved ones by his side. Funeral services celebrating Richard's life will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 29, 2022 at the Crain Funeral Home with Pastor Rev. Paul Gray officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Thursday. Burial will be in the Hays Cemetery, ...

Alice Louise Hale

published 9/17/2022
Alice Louise Hale, 97, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, passed away peacefully at 2:29 pm September 17, 2022 at her residence. She was born August 12, 1925 in Mount Vernon to the late Max and Dixie (Carnahan) Piercy. Alice first married Joe Glenn Moore, Jr. on June 23, 1946. He preceded her in death on April 21, 1987. She later married Claude E. Spurlock on January 6, 1990. He preceded her in death in March 2004. Alice then married Floyd Hale and he preceded her in death in 2018.   Alice is survived ...

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