Obituaries

Martha Baxter North

published 3/2/2019
Martha Baxter North passed away peacefully on March 2, 2019 in her sleep in her home at Friendship Village of Bloomington MN.  Martha was born in Montgomery West Virginia on October 4, 1922. She graduated from West Virginia Institute of Technology with a degree in Business Education. She met Jacob Baxter at church while he was attending WVIT. She graduated college on a Friday and married Jake on Sunday. They lived briefly in New Haven CT then moved to Champaign IL where they raised two ...

Mary Brownfield

published 2/10/2019
Mary Brownfield, 93, of Carlinville, IL, formerly of Peoria, passed to her heavenly reward on Sunday, February 10, 2019, with her daughter at her side. Mary suffered a fractured hip in December and was not able to return to her previous state of health. Mary was born on August 31, 1925, in Peoria, IL. She was the sixth child born to Fred and Mary (Rauschkolb) Demmin. She lived in Peoria all of her young life and attended Manual Training High School. She married Richard C. Brownfield on June 7, ...

Barbara Moreau

published 2/8/2019
Barbara S. Moreau, 62 of Gillespie, formerly of Lakewood passed away Friday, February 8, 2019 at Heritage Health in Gillespie. She was born August 19, 1956 in Pana the daughter of Ervil K. and Dorothy (Adkisson) Padgett. She married Larry Moreau on May 30, 1975 at Zion United Methodist Church in rural Tower Hill and he survives her passing. In addition to her husband Larry, she is survived by her son Kenneth (Susan) Moreau of Bloomington, IL, her daughter Lisa (Joseph) Poorman of Humboldt, IL, ...

Lorraine Martin

published 2/3/2019
Lorraine E. Martin died at Meadowood Nursing Center in Clearlake, California on February 3, 2019. Lorraine married Robert Martin on March 27, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. Lorraine was a retired pastor of the Viola United Methodist Church. She came to Lake County 6 years ago, joining her son and daughter-in-law, James Martin and Martha Bakerjian in Clearlake, California. She enjoyed church activities, fishing on the family vacations, and making doll houses. Lorraine was the Mercer County Woman of ...

David L. Bultemeier

published 2/1/2019
Rev. David L. Bultemeier, 84, of East Peoria died Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.   David was born on Oct. 10, 1934, in Monmouth Illinois, to Hulin and Dorothy (Stevenson) Bultemeier. He married Joanne Sharon Bowker on June 17, 1956, in Peoria; she preceded him in death on Nov. 30, 2013.   He is survived by his children, Kathy Rosser, Lori Bultemeier, and Michael Bultemeier; his grandchildren, Libby Ingraham, Lauren Lambert, and Drake Bultemeier; one great-grandchild, James Odin Ingraham; and one sister, ...

Jack L. Adams

published 1/28/2019
Jack L. Adams 87, of Ballwin, Missouri, died peacefully on January 28, 2019, in Chesterfield,  Missouri. The Reverend Jack L. Adams was born on June 5, 1931, in Harrisburg, IL and grew up in the coal mining community of Galatia, IL. He was the beloved only son of Rex and Essie Adams. Jack was a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, NJ. Jack began his career as a young pastor to four tiny Methodist churches in the vicinity of Crab ...

James R. Hunter

published 1/20/2019
Rev. James R. Hunter was born May 13, 1923 in Terre Haute, IN to William Howard and Aletha (Stricker) Hunter and passed away on Jan. 20, 2019. He married the love of his life, Mary Frances (Price) on June 27, 1948. After serving in the Army during World War II, he attended college at Iowa University, Indiana State and graduated with a Masters of Divinity from Rochester Divinity School. He served in churches in New York, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. His hobbies included bird-watching, oil ...

John Woodruff

published 1/18/2019
John Hurlbut Woodruff died January 18, 2019 at his home in Wilmore, KY. Funeral services will be at 11:30 am on Thursday, January 24, at Estes Chapel, Asbury Theological Seminary, in Wilmore with the Rev. Jessica LaGrone officiating, with interment to follow at Bluegrass Memorial Gardens. The family will receive visitors from 10:00-11:00 am at Estes Chapel. John Hurlbut Woodruff was born February 6, 1935 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Eugene Hurlbut and Esther Teeters Woodruff. He attended the public...

Karen E. Christianson

published 1/17/2019
 Karen E. Christianson, 81, of Moline, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at ManorCare Health Services-Utica Ridge, Davenport. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Jan. 22, at Riverside United Methodist Church in Moline. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Moline. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to “Baby Fold”, 108 E Willow St., Normal IL 61761; thebabyfold@givingfuel.com. Karen was born April 11, 1937, in Galesburg,...

Oren R. Mulvany

published 1/3/2019
Oren R. Mulvany, 90, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Illinois. He was born August 30, 1928 in Louisville, Illinois, the son of Freddie L. and Bertha (Harrell) Mulvany. He married Betty Smith in 1949 and she preceded him in death in 1984. He married Lois M. (Clark) Cox in 1985 and she survives. In Oren’s earlier years, he was an electrician, as well as a mechanic at the Shell Service Station in Xenia. After ...

John William "Bill" Cooper, Sr

published 12/28/2018
John William "Bill" Cooper, Sr., 77, of Coffeen, IL, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 3:55 a.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital, Hillsboro, IL.  Cremation rites will be accorded.  Memorial services will be held on Monday, December 31, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Vandalia, IL.  Rev. Terry Westerfield, Pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate, assisted by Rev. Greg Courtwright. Inurnment will in in the Columbarium, First United Methodist Church,...

Freda Duke

published 12/15/2018
Freda K. Duke, 93, of Greencastle, IN, formerly of Marshall, IL passed away 4:00 PM Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 in Asbury Towers Retirement Community at Greencastle, IN. She was retired as an assistant administrator from Indiana State University. Freda was born Dec. 21, 1924 at near Dennison, IL, the daughter of Fred and Nellie Price Dawson. She married Rev. Harry Duke Jr. on Sept. 2, 1945 at Terre Haute, IN and he preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 1973. Surviving are two sons, Bill (Marsha) Duke of...

Donald Caspers

published 12/8/2018
Donald Caspers Cedar Rapids After 94 years of a life devoted to the service of others, Donald T. Caspers died on Saturday, Dec. 8, at his beloved home, Meth-Wick Manor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He loved cardinals, poinsettias, Christmas music, football and a good slice of pie. Those who knew him well will always recall the many stories he shared about his experiences. Don was born and raised on his family's farm in Castle Grove Township in rural Monticello, Iowa. He graduated from Monticello High ...

Richard Piscatelli

published 12/7/2018
Rev. Richard Piscatelli “Pastor Dick”, age 82, of Chatham, was welcomed into Heaven on Friday, December 7, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Pastor was born on February 15, 1936 in Watertown, MA, the son of Dominic and Ida (Scipione) Piscatelli. He married Carole Davis on August 30, 1963 in Newton, MA. Pastor Dick is survived by his wife, Carole; sons, James, Eric, Scott, John, David, and daughter, Karen Piscatelli Epley; grandchildren, David, Erica, Michael, Amy, Troy, Heather, ...

Tom Compton

published 12/3/2018
Rev. Thomas Joe Compton, 69, of Pana, Illinois, formerly of Lakewood, IL and Assumption, IL, passed away at 6:40 a.m. Monday, December 3, 2018 in HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 7, 2018 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL.  Visitation will be Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the funeral home.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, IL.  Memorials may be given to the Preachers Aid ...

Dwight Jones

published 11/18/2018
Reverend Dwight Jones, age 83, of Glen Carbon, IL, formerly of Salem, died Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at Meridian Village Care Center in Glen Carbon.  Dwight graduated from Asbury College in Wilmore, Kentucky and went on to receive his Master of Divinity from Asbury.  Reverend Jones served 40 years in ministry in the former Southern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Dwight’s ministry began as the Pastor of four church, Montrose, Watson, Wheeler, and Dietrich.  He spent one ...

Jackie McGeehon

published 11/17/2018
Jackie Sue (Burcham) McGeehon, 65, of Rushville, IL, went to be with the Lord at 7:56 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on October 4, 1953 in Decatur, IL to the late Jack & Dorothy Childress Burcham.  She married Randy McGeehon on May 25, 1982.  He survives along with (3) children, Nicholas McGeehon & Martha, Trevor McGeehon & D’Ann and Mathew Lofland, (4) grandchildren, Aubrey, Tanner, Campbell, Cooper.  She was preceded in death by...

Charles A. "Bud" Hanson

published 11/3/2018
Rev. Charles A. "Bud" Hanson, (101), of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Heritage Memorial Hospice in Springfield, IL.  Bud was born January 4, 1917 in Hammond, IN; the son of Harold and Emilie Marie Kabella Hanson, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Ruth Mildred Sheldon on Sept. 29, 1940; she preceded him in death on May 14, 2006. Bud graduated from Carthage College and Garrett Theological Seminary. He served as Methodist clergy member from 1939-1983 in ...

Jeannine O. McNemee

published 10/31/2018
  Jeannine O. McNemee, 84, of Bloomington passed away at 1:28 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at Martin Health Center in Bloomington. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018 at Morningstar United Methodist Church in Normal with Pastor Tiffany Black officiating. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday and one hour prior to services on Monday, both at the church. Interment will be at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery in Bloomington.  Memorial may be ...

Ronald Seibert

published 10/29/2018
Ronald Richard Seibert, 89, of Collinsville, Illinois passed away Monday, October 29th, 2018. He was born August 10th, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois to Walter and Mildred (Stout) Seibert. He is preceded in death by his parents. Ron is survived by his loving wife, Maurine (Matthews) Seibert, daughter Kris Conway, son Dan (Lydia) Seibert, daughter Ronna Seibert, and daughter Julie (late husband Richard) Berman. He is further survived by 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren with two more on the ...

Janet L. Kaizer

published 10/28/2018
Janet L. Kaizer, age 74, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2018 at her residence in Peoria, IL. Janet was born October 20, 1944 in Ft. Riley, Kansas, a daughter of Richard and Eleanor (Mitchell) Cook.  She married Edward Joseph Kaizer in April of 1974 in St. Louis, MO.  He survives, also surviving are their five children: Edward (Lynn) Kaizer of Ames, IA; Claire (Doug) Kasamis of Mundelein, IL; John Kaizer of Scottsdale, AZ; Laraine (Sasha) Kaizer-Viazovtsev of Finland; and Joseph Kaizer of ...

Lois "Hoppy" Mann

published 10/27/2018
Lois "Hoppy" Mann, widow of the Rev Donald R. Mann, died October 27th in Rockford.  Together with her husband, the served 34 years in active ministry in the former Central Illinois Conference, retiring from Waverly in 1987.  A memorial service will be held at 4pm Friday November 30th at the Court Street UMC in Rockford with the visitation an hour before the service.  A graveside service will be held in Kankakee at Mound Grove Cemetery on Saturday, December 1 at 10am.  Condolences may  be sent ...

Thomas Pruett

published 10/25/2018
Thomas Michael Pruett, went to be with the Lord on October 25, 2018 in Colby, KS.              He was born on June 18, 1950 in Columbus, Indiana.  He married Shelley Jean Brown on September 22, 2001 in Colby, Kansas He is survived by Shelley and 2 children, Kelley Quintero of Colby, KS and Jason Pruett of Chicago, Illinois.  He had 2 grandchildren, 4 step-children and 14 step-grandchildren. Tom was a a United Methodist Minister for 18 years, serving in Illinois before moving to Kansas.  He was...

Guy W. Keysear

published 10/19/2018
Rev. Guy W. Keysear, 69, of Farmer City passed away at 11:28 A.M. Friday, October 19,2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Illinois. His funeral will be at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Weldon United Methodist Church with Rev. C. Don Ferrill and Pastor Steve Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Farmer City. Visitation will be from 12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at the Weldon United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be...

Thomas Gabbard

published 10/13/2018
Thomas Hardy Gabbard, age 81, of Plano, Texas passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Tom was born Tuesday, September 28, 1937 in Ardmore, Oklahoma to Sarah Frances Gabbard and John Curtis Gabbard. He was the youngest of three boys. Tom grew up in Oklahoma with his two siblings Curt and Bill. With only three years to separate them Tom’s mother always remarked there was a padded cell at the local sanitarium just waiting for her. Tom had a spark of mischief. Tom would often go out in the ...

Floyd Hale

published 10/10/2018
Reverend Floyd Irvin Hale, 96, died October 10, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital following a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Alice (Piercy-Moore) Hale. Floyd and Alice were blessed with more than twelve years of marriage. Floyd is also survived by his children from his sixty-two years of marriage to Dorothy Christina (Pickett) Hale:  Larry (Brenda) Hale; JoAnne (Stanley) Tylman; Paul (Dixie) Hale; Mark (Anita) Hale; Michael Moore; eleven grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren ...

William R. Warner

published 9/23/2018
Rev. William R. Warner, 94, passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Manor Court of Carbondale surrounded by his loving family. Rev. Warner was born January 1, 1924 to Edmund and Emily (Robinson) Warner. He married Normagene McDaniel on May 26, 1946 at Carbondale. She preceded him in death on July 19, 2006. Rev. Warner served his country in the US Army during WWII. He went on to become a Methodist minister for over 40 years, serving several churches in the Southern Illinois area. He was an...

Kenneth Allen Bade

published 9/19/2018
Kenneth Allen Bade, 92, of Kankakee passed away Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at Presence Merkle Knipprath. Kenneth was born on January 26, 1926 in Union, Missouri to Steve Quintin Bade and Irma Eads Bade.  Kenneth had an interest in music at an early age. His mother and father were both members of choruses and his mother was also a pianist. He began taking piano lessons from his neighbor at the age of 11. Kenneth also played the violin and the clarinet in High School.  In 1945 Kenneth began his...

Irene Pierce

published 9/16/2018
Irene Pierce, 91, formerly of Marion, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Odin Healthcare Center. Irene was born on January 25, 1927 in Pittsburg to Henry and Betty (Patterson) Edwards. She married Rev. Frank Pierce in Pittsburg on July 20, 1946.  He preceded her in death on December 27, 2011. Irene loved to sing and play the piano and was an amazing cook. God was first in her life and family was second and she served beside her husband in several local Methodist churches. Irene is ...

Andrew C. Procell

published 9/7/2018
Reverend Andrew C. Procell, 92, of Stewardson, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 at Life’s Journey Senior Living in Mattoon. A graveside service for family will be held at Stewardson Cemetery. Andrew was born December 02, 1925, in Zwolle, Louisiana, the son of Phillip and Alma (Ebarb) Procell. He married Betty Clark on May 29, 1947 in Shelbyville, IN. Andrew served during World War II with the United States Navy and was known in his community as Reverend Procell for his 22 years of service ...

Eleanor N. Long

published 8/16/2018
Eleanor N. Long age 85 of Macomb, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Bickford Senior Living in Macomb.  She was born January 30, 1933 in Canton, Illinois to Worley and Bertha Butler Nott.  Eleanor was united in marriage August 25, 1952 in Lewistown, Illinois to Rev. Donald Long.  He preceded her in death on February 15, 2013.  Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: J.L. McCall, Adair, Illinois and Elizabeth and Kenneth Zwolak, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, 8 Grandchildren, 8 Great ...

Naomi R. Davidson

published 8/13/2018
Naomi R. Davidson, 78, of Belleville, Illinois, born on March 20, 1940, in Eldorado, Illinois, passed away Monday, August 13, 2018, at the home of her son, Michael, in Sullivan, Missouri. Naomi Ruth grew up in Eldorado and graduated from Eldorado High School, class of 1958. She attended college at McKendree University, earning a teaching degree. She taught for a short time before entering the political world. She worked for Congressman Tim Hall, campaigned for Secretary of State Alan Dixon and ...

Bernice D. Stropes

published 8/10/2018
Bernice D. Stropes, 105, of Chilhowee, MO formerly of Orion, died Friday, August 10, 2018, in Chilhowee. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Orion United Methodist Church, 407 12th Avenue, Orion.   Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church.  Following services there will be fellowship time with the family and a light luncheon and coffee served at the church.  In Lieu of flowers, Bernice asked that memorials may be given to her ...

Kate Johnson

published 8/4/2018
 Katherine W. "Kate" Johnson died peacefully on August 4, 2018 at the age of 94. Kate was born October 21, 1923, lived previously in Moline and Peoria Illinois and for the past 25 years she made her home in Minneapolis. She lived her life with a generous, gracious spirit and a wry sense of humor. Throughout her life she enjoyed all forms of artistry, family and friends. The world changed a great deal in her 94 years of life and she found a way to broaden her lens and see the world differently ...

Betty Bryant

published 7/29/2018
Betty Katherine Bryant, 86 of Edwardsville, Illinois passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at The Baptist Home in Ironton, Missouri.  Betty was born on September 3, 1931 in Plumville, Kentucky; the daughter of the late Andrew Taylor Sweet and Birdie Mae (Elliott) Daniels. Betty was a second grade teacher in the Ashley Illinois School District and was a member of New Bethel United Methodist Church in Glen Carbon where she was a member of the adult choir and United Methodist Women. ...

Clarence L. “Bud” Tolley

published 7/18/2018
Clarence L. “Bud” Tolley, 81, of Sun City Center, Fla passed away July 19, 2018. He retired as a Methodist minister over 50 years of service. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Bette Jean Tolley, two sons, Randall Tolley and Michael (Laurie) Tolley, four step children, Kevin (Carolyn) Accola, Kim (Richard Fowler) Brian (Karen) Accola and Joan (Larry McGill ) Snyder, a sister, Margaret Klankey, 16 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 pm ...

Esther Carriker

published 7/18/2018
Esther F. Carriker, 93, of Litchfield, passed away Wed., July 18, 2018 at 10:24 a.m. in her home.  She was born on Sept. 27, 1924 in Shaw’s Point Township in Macoupin County, IL, a daughter of Leslie Dorman & Nona Maude (Hodges) Fuller.  She graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1941.  She taught elementary education at Tennessee School near Oconee after receiving a war emergency certificate.  She also worked as a civil service clerk at the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station in ...

Charles Arthur “Art” Ferguson

published 7/17/2018
The Rev. Charles Arthur “Art” Ferguson passed away on Tuesday (July 17, 2018) at the Freedom House assisted-living facility at the Veterans Affairs campus in Danville. Art was 98 years old and had lived with his fellow veterans at the Freedom House for the past few years. Art was born Sept. 21, 1919, in Beaver Township, Jefferson County, Pa., near the town of Timblin, to Maude Pearl (Eshbaugh) and Charles Arthur Ferguson. Surviving Art are two sons, Dean Robert Ferguson of Rochester and Bruce ...

Rebecca Joan Beck-Sturm

published 7/15/2018
Rebecca Joan Beck-Sturm, 86, formally of Mt. Carmel, Illinois passed from this life on Sunday July 15, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at the Wabash Christian Village in Carmi, Illinois.   Joan was born December 17, 1931 in Keensburg, Illinois the daughter of Leo and Ferris (Gray) Richardson.   She married John Harold Beck at the Methodist Parsonage in Bellmont, Illinois on June 17, 1949. Joan and John owned and operated Joan’s Craft and Gifts in Mt Carmel, Illinois for 11 years.  She also worked side by side...

Robert Eugene Sabo Sr.

published 7/12/2018
Rev. Robert Eugene Sabo Sr., 85, of Carlinville, passed away Thursday morning, July 12, 2018 at his residence in Carlinville, IL. Robert was born on December 17, 1932 to Paul and Elizabeth (Toth) Sabo in Granite City, IL.  On May 24, 1952 he married Martha McNeely in Louisville, GA. Following attendance at Granite City High School where he participated as a wrestler, Pastor Bob enlisted in the Air Force serving during the Koran Conflict.  He played the trumpet in the 114 Air Force Marching Band....

Esther M. Martz

published 6/17/2018
Devoted wife of Rev. Leonard T. Martz for 64 years; Loving mother of Philip (Wendelyn) Martz of Charlotte, N.C., Dr. Deborah (Dr. Samuel) Naaman of Carol Stream, IL., Priscilla (Steven) Ross of Clarkston, MI., and David Martz of Worth, IL.; Proud grandmother of Alder, Loren, and Harrison Martz; Blaise and David Naaman; Nathan (Erin), Emily, and Andrew Ross; Dear sister of the late Rev. Harrison (Arlene) Davidson, the late Dr. Loren Kenneth (Dr. Terry) Davidson, and the late Dr. Phyllis (late Dr....

Janice L. Divan

published 6/8/2018
Janice L. Divan, 80, of Attica, Ind., died at home on June 8, 2018. She was surrounded by her family and loving members of her Great Lakes Caring hospice care team. She was born on Aug. 30, 1937, to Clyde and Charlotte (Roberts) French in Bloomington, Ill. She married Rev. Dennis Divan Oct. 5, 1962. He survives. Survivors include her husband, Rev. Dennis Divan; three children, Denise Divan-Warnke, Dana (Cindy) Divan, and Darla Divan; two sisters, Irma Elmore and Marilyn (Ken) O'Neal; seven ...

William Glenn Browning

published 6/6/2018
The Rev. Dr. William Glenn Browning, 86, departed this world on June 6, 2018 in Springfield, IL surrounded by his loving family.  He was the oldest of four children born to Francis Lavern Browning and Mary Edna (Briscoe) Browning. One brother, Dr. Ronald Browning preceded him in death. Dr. Browning was born in Chicago on February 6, 1932 and enjoyed the benefits of that great metropolis until he was 14 years of age. He frequented the museums, practically living in them, exposing himself to ...

Paul Sims

published 6/3/2018
Raymond Paul Sims died on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at his home in Rochester.  Paul was born on September 10, 1926, to Herman and Mabel Sims in Marion, IL.  He married Jeanne’ L. Seale on November 3, 1951.  She survives him, as does two daughters, Carol Sims and Cathy Sims Norgaard, three grandchildren, Michael, Deanne, and Stephen Norgaard, and two great-grandchildren, Terrali and Nolan.  He is also survived by a brother, G. William Sims, of Florida. Preceding him in death are his parents, three ...

Hilda Nelly Lopez

published 5/29/2018
Hilda Nelly Lopez, age 89 of Wilmington passed away on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Autumn Care of Myrtle Grove. She was born on February 28, 1929 in Santiago, Chile. She is survived by her daughter, Viviana and her husband Ricardo, and her youngest daughter Doris. She is preceded in death by her oldest daughter Diana and her husband of 62 years, Hugo Lopez. She grew up attending the Evangelical Methodist Church in Chile along with her family and became involved in singing with the youth and adult ...

Lois Irene Hout

published 5/27/2018
Lois Irene Hout, 86, of Robinson, IL, died at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 27, 2018 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her family. She was born Saturday, March 26, 1932 in rural Flat Rock, the daughter of Lester Catt & Emma (Fear) Catt. Lois was a 1970 Graduate of American School, (which she accomplished over mail). She dedicated much of her life to being a homemaker. She also worked for L.S. Heath for 13 years before moving to Fairfield, where she worked for 11 years. For over 20 years, Lois ...

Viola Hankla

published 5/22/2018
Viola Mae Clayton Hankla, 90, passed away on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Manor Court of Carbondale. Viola was born May 3, 1928 in Union County to Everett and Pearl (Smith) Clayton. She married Joseph R. Hankla on September 16, 1949. Viola is survived by her loving husband, Joseph; sisters, Geraldine Elkins of Marion, Vurtis Duckworth (James) of Perks, Louise Smith Pender (Art) of Anna, Carolyn Bird (Bill) of Jonesboro; brother, Jerrie Clayton of Anna; nieces, Teresa Althoff, Regina Wilkinson, ...

Robert Snider

published 5/21/2018
IGRC retired pastor Robert T. Snider died May 21 in Carol Stream. He was 71.   Rev. Snider served 28 years in active ministry, retiring in 2005 from Coal City.   Per his request, no service will be held and his body was donated to science.   Expressions of sympathy may be sent to his daughter, Christine McLewin, 11314 Acuff Lane, Lenexa, KS  66215

Susan Reneker

published 5/17/2018
Susan Ann Reneker, 71, of Illiopolis, IL, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2018 in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be held at the Illiopolis United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 11:00am.  Memorials may be made to either the Illiopolis or Niantic United Methodist Church.  Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, is assisting the family. Susan was born April 23, 1947, in Lebanon, New Hampshire, daughter of Clifton V. Wheeler, Sr. and Ruth A. (Wooster) Wheeler.  ...

Dorotha Mae (Weise) Russell

published 5/10/2018
Dorotha Mae (Weise) Russell was born in Adair County, Iowa on March 3, 1920, the daughter of August F. and Matilda F. (Wambold) Weise. She died in Tomball, Texas on May, 10, 2018. As part of the war effort, she moved to Champaign, Illinois in 1942 as a first woman telegrapher for the Illinois Central Railroad. There she met and married Robert J. Russell. She is survived by two children, Marilee K. Belanger of Spring, Texas and Robert O. (Ann) Russell of Biloxi, Mississippi, and three ...

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