Obituaries

Robert R. Smith

published 1/24/2021
Dr. Robert R. Smith, age 82, of Maryville, Illinois, formerly of Edwardsville, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born February 5, 1938, in West Frankfort, Illinois, the son of the late Roy E. & Allegra V. (Melvin) Smith. Robert was a retired United Methodist Minister who had served Southern Illinois for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elaine (Elliott) Smith, whom he married on July 14, 1958. Robert is also survived by two ...

John Best

published 1/19/2021
John Patrick Best, age 68, of Edwardsville, IL, ascended into the Kingdom of God on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 12:35 am. John was born in Beardstown, IL on January 13, 1953, the son of late Mary Anne (Chuck) Davis Green and John Paul (Jewell) Best. John married his wife of 29 years, Judith Early Best on June 29, 1991, in Evanston, IL. Besides his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Joseph Claude Best and Jackson Claude Best along with his five sisters: Kathleen Best, Suzanne (Jerry) Hinch,...

Bernetta Milam

published 1/17/2021
Bernetta Jeanine Milam, 91, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:33 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 2021 at her home. Born August 3, 1929 in Galesburg to Edwin and Ernestine (Weber) Blair, she married Jamie G. Milam on November 11, 1953 in Kingsville Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one step-son, Kenneth Milam; one sister, Carlene Case and one brother, James Blair. Surviving are her three daughters, Nancy Morrison of Fort Myers, Florida, Gwen Milam of Creve Coeur, Susie (Ron) ...

Sherry Lindeman

published 1/15/2021
herry Lindeman, 87, of Ocala, FL passed away January 15, 2021 at Brandley Hospice House in Summerfield. The former Sherry Janssen was born November 9, 1933 in Minonk, Illinois to Louise and Henry Janssen. She attended Rutland schools and Illinois State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education. She taught 2nd and 4th grades in Streator until her marriage to Rev. Thomas Lindeman on February 11, 1962 in Dana, IL. The Lindemans moved around Central Illinois, serving United ...

Clark Roan

published 1/8/2021
Clark Roan left this life to be with the Lord on January 8, 2021 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born on August 21, 1950 at Greenup, Illinois to William Harvey Roan & Florene Elizabeth (Glidewell) Roan. Clark learned at a very early age to be a very hard worker along with his family on the family farm near Greenup, IL. He attended Greenup High School & his first job off the family farm was at a local tire business. Clark had a long career as a large offset press operator ...

Elizabeth “Colleen” Miller

published 1/2/2021
Elizabeth “Colleen” Miller, 87, of Cowden, IL passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at home with loving family members by her side. Colleen was born on August 22, 1933, in De Land, IL, the daughter of Fred and Clara (Burton) Cooper.  She was a 1951 graduate of De Land-Weldon Senior High School.  Colleen and Marlin Miller were united in holy matrimony on August 13, 1960, in Kankakee, and celebrated 50 years of marriage before his passing on April 14, 2011.  She was a member of the...

L. Darlene Fox Jones

published 12/26/2020
L. Darlene Fox Jones died Saturday, December 26, 2020, at the age of 89. There will be a private funeral. A Service of Celebration will follow in July. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington is handling arrangements. Entombment will be in East Lawn Memorial gardens Mausoleum in Bloomington. . Darlene was born to Lorn and Lillie Mae Kelso Fox on the Fox Ranch in Eads, Colorado on March 6, 1931. The eldest of 3 children, her brother, Dwayne, and sister, Madonna, preceded her in death, as ...

Keith Michaels

published 12/22/2020
Keith Allen Michaels, 71, went home to the Lord on December 22, 2020 with a smile on his face and his wife at his side. His death was due to complications following surgery for lung cancer. Keith was born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio. Following high school, Keith enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He earned the Navy Achievement Medal for superior performance and was authorized to wear the Combat “V”. Some of the other honors he achieved included the Presidential Unit Citation ...

Mary Jo Williams

published 12/16/2020
Mary Jo Williams, 87, of West Point, Illinois, passed away Wednesday evening, December 16, 2020 at 9:53 PM at the Sunset Home in Quincy following an extensive struggle with Alzheimer’s. Mary Jo was born February 13, 1933 in Laurel, Mississippi, the daughter of Charles and Alice (Polk) McGinnis.  On February 13, 1954 she was united in marriage to Frank A. Williams in Mississippi.  He preceded her in death in 2016.  Mary Jo felt the call to join the ministry in the 80’s. She graduated from Garrett...

Joseph Evers

published 12/12/2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Rev. Dr. Joseph (Joe) Calvin Carr Evers announces his passing on December 12, 2020 at the age of 93. Joe lived in Orange City, FL with his wife, Karen Way Sanner Evers, and had served as a pastor for over 70 years. Joe was born in Metropolis, IL on December 17, 1926. Preceding Joe in death were his parents, Luther L. Evers and Nellie (nee Trovillion) Evers. Joe has 5 children, Mark Evers (Mary), Dan Evers (LaVonne Stangle), and Jane Ann Comeau from his...

Stanley Rapp

published 12/11/2020
The Rev. Stanley Rapp, 86, of Loda, peacefully passed away at 8:00 pm Friday December 11, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to The Melvin-Roberts Fire and Rescue. Stanley was born July 20, 1934 in Cambridge, Illinois a son of Conrad and Goldia Rosene Rapp. He married Lois Nelson on February 9, 1958 in Paloma, Illinois. They have been married sixty-two years. Lois survives in Loda. Also, ...

Trisha L. Chapman

published 12/8/2020
Pastor Trisha L. Chapman, 63, of Galva, IL died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at her home. She was born April 3, 1957, in Jacksonville, the daughter of O. Lynn and Patricia “Patt” Babb Chapman. She is survived by one sister, Krystal (Dennis) Twitchell of Riverton; one niece, Samantha Steinmetz (partner Gary Mical) of Lake Villa; and her great-nephew, Chase Mical. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters, Janell Chapman, and Tanya Steinmetz. Early in her life, Trisha had worked at ...

Colleen Krause

published 11/28/2020
Colleen Elizabeth Krause nee Draper entered into eternal rest on November 28, 2020. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband and best friend, Rev. Dr. Robert A. Krause, who died on April 14, 2003, her parents, John Wesley Draper I and Esther nee Murdach, Draper; her sister and brother-in-law, Harry and Doris Draper Smith, her brother and sister-in-law, Norman L. and Deloris Draper, her sister and brother-in-law Keith and Glenda Draper Chrisman, and her brother John Wesley Draper II. She ...

Jim Weiss

published 11/26/2020
The Rev. Raymond James Weiss, 92, of Godfrey passed away Thursday, Nov. 26 at Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.  He was born March 7, 1928 in Ashley, Illinois, the son of the Rev. Raymond J. “Pete” and Louise (Hamilton) Weiss. He married Lorraine Wilson on Feb. 27, 1947 in Kane. She preceded him in death Feb. 25, 2009. He married Mary Ann Moulton in 2014. She survives.  Rev. Weiss spent a lifetime as a minister serving United Methodist congregations in Central and Southern Illinois, as ...

Ruth Barnard

published 11/24/2020
Ruth Marilyn Barnard died November 24, 2020 in Sarasota, Florida. Ruth was born in Bloomington, Illinois on September 28, 1927 to Freeman and Irene Poole White. She married her high school sweetheart, Willliam (Bill) Barnard, in 1947 and spent nearly 60 years with him until his death in 2006. She graduated from Bloomington High School in 1945 and was active with her alumni group until her move to Florida in 2016. Ruth served as a secretary throughout the years but her love and commitment to her ...

Richard Lowe

published 11/23/2020
Richard M. Lowe, 97, of St. Elmo, died at 10:55 a.m., Monday, November 23, 2020 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Effingham. A private family service will be held at Maplewood Cemetery with Dan Laack officiating and military rites by the American Legion Post 420, St. Elmo. Donations in his honor can be made to the Richard M. Lowe Family Scholarship, P.O. Box 82, St. Elmo, IL 62458 or the Cecil C. and Agnes C. Lowe Endowed Scholarship, McKendree University, Office Development, ...

Donna F. Baker

published 11/17/2020
Rev. Donna F. Baker, 77, of Minonk, IL passed away at 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at her home. Cremation rites will be accorded and Inurnment will be held at a later date at Oaklawn Memorial gardens, Indianapolis, IN. Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials to the Preacher’s Aid Society. Donna was born August 27, 1943 in Indianapolis, IN the daughter of Clive and Marguerite Matthies Breedlove. She married Rev. David R. ...

William W. Leppin

published 11/15/2020
IGRC retired pastor, the Rev. William W. Leppin, 73, died Nov. 15.   Rev. Leppin served 41 years of active ministry, retiring in 2011 from Dwight.   Arrangements are pending.   Condolences may be sent to his wife, Marsha Leppin, 13304 Meadowlark Lane, Huntley, IL  60142-6385.  

Robert Hackl

published 11/13/2020
Robert Hackl, 91, passed from this world to his eternal reward on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Savoy. He was born April 30, 1929, in Springfield, the son of Robert and Margaret Mohr Hackl. He leaves his wife of 65 years, Mary Shaw Hackl; three daughters, Belinda (Bruce) Millis, Myra Gillespie and Melissa (John) Tate; eight grandchildren, Adam (Jenny) Millis, Andy (Whitney) Millis, Austin Millis, Michael (Nicky) Smith, Liz Smith, Alec (Kenzie) Gillespie, Ben Tate (Nikki) and Sara Tate (Jamie); seven...

Daren Durey

published 11/12/2020
Pastor Daren Clayton Durey, age 97 passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at his home in Fredericktown, Missouri. He was born on March 7, 1923 in Manchester, Iowa, a son of Floyd August and Cora Emily (Rolfe) Durey. On June 17, 1967 he was united in marriage to Eva Marie Nihells, she survives in Fredericktown. Other survivors include her children – Edie Gollings of California, Brenda (Scott) Foster of Indiana, Daren George (Karla) Durey of Michigan, Paulette Ashby of Illinois and Brenda ...

Lila J. McCulley

published 11/9/2020
Lila J. McCulley, 70, of Minonk, passed away at 11:51 on Monday November 9, 2020 at OSF St. James ER in Pontiac. A private family service will be held at Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home in Minonk. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Kinmundy, Illinois with a graveside service to be held at 2:30 PM on Friday November 13, 2020. Memorials may be given to the Minonk United Methodist Church, or to The Minonk Food Pantry. Lila June Jones was born in Salem, Illinois on June 9, 1950, a ...

Polly Anne Hodapp

published 11/7/2020
Polly Anne Hodapp, 95, of Franklin, IN passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020. She was born November 9, 1924 in Princeton, IN to the late Herbert and Nell Martin. She graduated from Evansville College in 1947 with a BA in Education where she was a member of Gamma Epsilon Sigma (local) and Alpha Chi (national) sororities. Polly was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church, member of Spouses Organization of the Council of Bishops of the UMC, and supported her husband throughout his ...

Raymond “Ed” Foutch

published 11/3/2020
Raymond “Ed” Foutch, age 81 of Salem, passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  Ed was born on July 13, 1939 in Wamac, the son of Andrew and Oma (Lowry) Foutch.  He married Lora (Curry) Foutch on January 29, 2000 in Brownstown, and she survives in Salem. In addition to his wife, Lora, he is survived by one son, Kenny Foutch and wife Debbe of Salem; three step-sons, Daron Rigdon and wife Mel of Brownstown, Derek Rigdon and wife Cheryl of Brownstown, and...

Dr. James (Jim) A. Goulding

published 10/29/2020
Dr. James (Jim) A. Goulding of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, peacefully completed his journey on earth on October 29, 2020 at Oak Park Place, a long-term care facility in Madison, WI. Jim was the son of Mildred L. and Thomas W. Goulding. He leaves behind his wife of fifty-one years, Siv; his daughters Gunilla and Ulla; son-in law Robb McClintock; granddaughters Linnea, Annika, and Malina McClintock; and his brother and sister-in-law Norman and Barbara Goulding. Jim grew up in Medina, Ohio. In high ...

William Heinbaugh

published 10/24/2020
William Dale Heinbaugh, 91, of Columbia City, Indiana, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Miller's Merry Manor. Born June 10, 1929 in Painesville, Ohio, he was the son of Dale Tower and Esther Carolyn (Stroll) Heinbaugh. Bill grew up in in Russiaville, Indiana and moved to Warren where he graduated from Salamonie Township High School. He went on to serve in the U.S. Navy where he became a Seabee and worked for military railroad. He earned a degree from Huntington University and then went ...

Donald DuRall

published 10/21/2020
Rev. Donald E. DuRall, 87, of Effingham, IL, and Salem, MO passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in Salem, MO. Private family funeral services will be held at Reiss Chapel at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL with burial to follow. Services are in the care of Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham, IL. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to an animal shelter of your choice, or you may plant a memorial tree in Donald's name. Online ...

Elmer Fenton

published 10/20/2020
Rev. Elmer L. Fenton, age 97, formerly of Greenville, IL passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Friendship Village in Sunset Hills, MO. Graveside services will be conducted Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 1 PM at Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento, IL. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution are suggested to The Greenville First United Methodist Church. Elmer was born February 26, 1923 in Old Ripley Township, Bond County, IL to William Alva and Leavy E. (Davis) Fenton. He married Ruth Ellen Watson on...

Vera Swantner

published 10/20/2020
Vera Lee Winger Swantner, 92, of Frankfort, passed away on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Wesley Manor in Frankfort.  She was born in Crawford County, Illinois on April 23, 1928 to Lawrence Earl and Hazel (Correll) Winger. She married M. Thomas Swantner on June 10, 1951 in Speedway, IN; he passed on December 17, 2012. Vera graduated from Robinson Township High School in Robinson, IL in 1945. In 1952, Vera graduated from Manchester College with a bachelor’s degree. Prior to graduation, she attended...

Ray Radae

published 10/19/2020
On Monday, October 19, 2020, the Reverend Raymond Dale Radae received his crown of righteousness after fighting the good fight, keeping the faith, and finishing his Earthly race at Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  What a good and genuine servant of Christ!  All of us loved Ray and, yet, it always felt like he loved us more. Ray was born on December 6, 1947, in Highland, Illinois, the son of Alex J. Radae and Thelma L. Radae.  He was preceded in death by his parents and his beloved ...

Mark D. Amenda Sr

published 10/18/2020
Rev. Mark D. Amenda Sr., 70, of Streator died Sunday afternoon (October 18, 2020) at his home    Funeral services will be held at Noon Thursday at First united Methodist Church, Streator with Rev. Anne Ferguson officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM- Noon Thursday at First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Grand Ridge Cemetery.   The Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator is in charge of arrangements.    Pastor Amenda was born July 1, 1950 in Decatur, the son of George and ...

Katharine Guither

published 10/17/2020
Katharine Wendorff Mensendick Guither, 99, of Quincy, formerly of Carthage, passed away at 2:45 A.M. early Saturday morning, October 17, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy. Katharine Guither was born in Quincy, March 18, 1921, the daughter of the late Drs. Herman A. and Flora Elise Kaempen Wendorff. Her maternal grandparents were the late Mrs. and Mrs. C. W. E. Kaempen, one of the foremost building contractors of Quincy, and Mr. and Mrs. Louis Henry Wendorff, long-time prominent ...

Edward Hoffman

published 10/10/2020
Edward Lawrence Hoffman, 97, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Saturday, October 10th.  He resided at Kingswood Manor for the past 10 years.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Lucy Eleanor Wood Hoffman in 2010, and his former wife Vivian Ozment Hoffman in 1954, as well as his parents, Edward Charles and Appa Drucilla Blackburn Hoffman and six siblings. Edward was born on June 14, 1923 in Walum, North Dakota where his parents were homesteading.  They moved back to Illinois when he was a...

Elizabeth Glidden

published 10/7/2020
Elizabeth Forster Glidden, 91, of St. Augustine died at home on October 7, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents and her late husband, John Glidden. She is survived by a sister, Joy Patterson (Duane); two daughters, Jeanne Glidden Prickett (Hugh) of St. Augustine and Christina (Rory); son David (Beate); grandchildren Nathaniel (Katie) and granddaughter Chesran; step-grandchildren Darlene Prickett, Rosanne Bangura (Serifo), Rosalyn Prickett and Robert Cook (Jill Savin); step-great-grandc...

George Schmink

published 10/5/2020
Rev. George Frederick Schmink, 93, passed away October 5, 2020. He was born on January 3, 1927 in Decatur, IL to Solomon and Anna Hanks Schmink. He married Doris Powell Schmink on June 27, 1948, and she preceded him in death on July 28, 1992. He then married Paula Swan Schmink on January 8, 1994 and she preceded him in death on April 20, 2016. One son, David, preceded him in death on June 23, 1995. He was also preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary Grace Shearer. Survivors ...

Joan Willis

published 10/1/2020
Joan Straight Willis, 95, died October 1, 2020, at 12:50 p.m. at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Illinois. She was born in Oak Park, Illinois, Feb. 26, 1925, the only daughter of Lyle F. Straight and Amy Kellogg Hovey Straight. Joan earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1947. She was named to "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." She worked for the Central Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church for many years and ...

Douglas Pollex

published 9/25/2020
Douglas D. Pollex, 66, resident of Stonefort, unexpectedly passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Harrisburg Medical Center. This outgoing, life loving, caring man has left a permanent mark etched on so many hearts and he will be supremely missed by his wife and best friend of 44 years Deborah (Ritchie) and his beloved children Jacob and Sarah (Denny). Family was the pivotal essence of Doug’s life. He was so proud to be the father and grandfather of a loving, close-knit family. He was a ...

Dawn Lowe

published 9/22/2020
Dawn Pearl Lowe, 94, of Bloomington died at 4:53 PM on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Martin Heath Center in Bloomington. There will be a funeral service for Dawn on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 5 PM at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington. Reverend Sara Isbell will officiate. There will be a visitation from 3-5 PM at the Memorial Home Saturday. Interment will be later at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. Dawn was born March 7, 1926, in Milwaukee, WI to Henry and Marie ...

Roy Burrill

published 9/15/2020
Roy Eugene Burrill died in Oregon City, OR on September 15, 2020. Roy Eugene Burrill was born in rural Viola, Illinois on April 14, 1925. He was the son of Roe Wesley and Edith Sedwick Burrill. He attended school in Viola and graduated from Viola High School in 1943. He was an Electrician 2nd Class in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was stationed at Dutch Harbor, Alaska. He married Jean Ann Kinne in 1948. He graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois in 1949 and ...

George I. Heineman

published 9/13/2020
George I. Heineman, Sr., 87, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at his home. He was born October 11, 1932, in Springfield, the son of Fred and Marie (Lysinger) Heineman. He married Viola “Marie” Gill and she survives. Also surviving are three children, Sharon (Steve) Gilbert of Chillicothe, Linda (Allen) Rogers of Morton and George I. (Tamara) Heineman, Jr. of Denton, TX; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; three brothers, Fred (Kathy)...

Robert Butts

published 9/13/2020
Robert Yates Butts, Morgantown, 87 died Sept. 13, 2020 of complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Bob was born in West Point, MS, son of CY and Dorothy Coleman Butts on Nov. 17, 1932. Bob completed undergraduate work at Millsaps College and attended Seminary at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, Nashville TN. He was ordained an Elder of the United Methodist Church. He served United Methodist Churches in Mississippi, Tennessee and Illinois including as Campus Minister at Delta State University,...

Charles Cunningham

published 8/31/2020
It is with great sadness that the family of Charles Edward Cunningham, 72, of Effingham, IL, announces his passing from this world into the Kingdom of Heaven on August 31, 2020. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 34 years, Janice (nee, Miller) Cunningham; son, Steven (Mina) Cunningham; step-children, Christa (Brian) Packer, Scott (Libby) Moeller, and Andrea (Jason) Holtz; grandchildren: Jamie, Kyle, Tucker, Maggie, Adeline, Grace, and Gunnar.  He was preceded in death by his parents, ...

Maxine C. Atkins

published 8/28/2020
Maxine C. Atkins, formerly of Geneseo, IL, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020, at Manor Care, Moline, IL, after a 15 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Cremation has been performed per her wishes and a private celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.Rungemortuary.com. Memorials can be made to the Illinois Great Rivers Preachers Aid Society. Maxine was born June 2, 1927, in Glen Ferris, West Virginia, to Roland and Ethel (Stillwell) ...

Gary D. Bass

published 8/17/2020
Rev. Gary D. Bass, 80, of Springfield, died Monday August 17th, 2020 at Concordia Village. He was born August 21, 1939 in Ramsey, IL. Gary was the son of James and Geraldine (Womack) Bass. He married Dianne (Daly) in 1960. Gary and Dianne were married for 42 years and had four children (Cindy, Tim, Amy, and Matt). Dianne died in 2003. Gary married Helen Carnduff in 2007 Rev. Bass was a retired United Methodist Minister. He graduated from Peoria High School, MacMurray College in Jacksonville, and...

Helen C. Black

published 8/12/2020
Helen C. Black, 95 of Auburn passed away Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020 at Auburn Nursing and Rehab. She was born May 21, 1925 in Taylorville, the daughter of Glenn and Myrtle Corns Plowman. She married Eugene Black on Sept. 9, 1945 in Vernon, IL and he preceded her in death on March 12, 2014.  Also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister. She was a member of the United Methodist Church. Surviving her are two sons, Phillip Black and Paul (Carolyn) Black both of Springfield; two ...

Merwin Donahue

published 8/7/2020
The Kingdom of Heaven welcomed Merwin G. Donahue, 93, of Rantoul, as she graduated from this earthly world Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. Merwin earned a master’s degree in theology at Emory University in Atlanta, as well as advanced degrees in French and English.  t As an educator at the collegiate and high school level, she was recognized by the state of Illinois for her progressive and innovative language-teaching skills and served as consultant for the University of Illinois Language Department. She ...

Dale Kooi

published 8/3/2020
The Rev. Dale A. Kooi, 86, of Kewanee, died Monday, August 3, 2020 at Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Dale was born March 7, 1934, the son of Arthur and Gladys (Phillips) Kooi, in Streator, Illinois. He married Carol Ann Palmer of Cambridge in 1954. They had two children, Mary-Carol Riehs, Elmhurst and David Kooi, Kewanee. They survive along with three grandchildren, Madeleine (Matthew) Belk, Carl Riehs (Olivia Kuljian) and Abigail Riehs; a great grandson, Hannibal Belk; and a ...

Ray Badman

published 7/31/2020
Kenneth Ray Badman, 75, of Taylorville, passed away at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. Ray was born July 12, 1945 in Moweaqua, the son of Leonard and Margaret “Maggie” (Stockon) Badman.  He married Barbara Shanks in 1967, and they later divorced.  Ray, then, married H. Dayle Nelson on December 9, 2007 in Lincoln. Ray graduated from Morrisonville High School, and then proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps.  He served during Vietnam, and...

Joseph Peacock

published 7/28/2020
The Rev. Joseph Neal Peacock died on July 28, 2020 at the age of 92 years.  He lived faithfully as a father, grandfather, pastor, civil rights activist and tireless champion of social justice and peacemaking. Joe was born April 29, 1928 in Knoxville, TN.  He helped his parents, Tacie (Thomas) and Neal Dow Peacock, with their peach orchard, “Friendly Acres,” near the Smoky Mountains.  He inherited his love of gardening from his father, who was the Dean of the College of Agriculture at the ...

Julie F. Azbell

published 7/28/2020
Rev. Julie F. Azbell, 66, of Arenzville, passed away quietly on July 28, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, with her husband and friends at her side. She was born July 26, 1954, in Lincoln. Julie is survived by her husband, Pastor Randy Azbell of Arenzville, two daughters, Katie (Kody Knoche) Azbell of Warsaw and Melody (Doug) Claudius of Rushville; three grandchildren, Will, Matt, and Izzy; two siblings, Bill (Pam) Ferguson of Westerville, Ohio and Barb (Brian) Beyer of Florissant, ...

Martha Horrell

published 7/27/2020
The Rev. Martha Summers Horrell died on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Delmar Gardens of Chesterfield. She was born in Logan, IL., on Feb. 9, 1934, to the late Damon and Lena (Bell) Summers. After earning a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, she taught first grade in Rantoul, IL. Soon after, she moved to Florida and sold real estate while raising a family. In 1972, Martha moved to Edwardsville and began selling real estate with her father. Successful in ...

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