Obituaries

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...

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 ...

Jean Ann Kinne Burrill

published 5/7/2018
Jean Ann Kinne Burrill died in Oregon City, Ore., on May 7, 2018, in the presence of her loving husband of 70 years, Roy Burrill. Jean Ann Kinne Burrill was born June 5, 1926, daughter of the Rev. Theodore C. Kinne and Juanita Mary Anderson Kinne. She graduated from Bloomington (Ill.) High School in 1943. She joined the U.S. Cadet Nurse Corp, graduating from Indianapolis City Hospital School of Nursing in 1947. She was employed at Moline Public Hospital until her marriage to Roy Eugene Burrill ...

Michael C. "Mike" Kovalcik

published 4/30/2018
Rev. Michael C. "Mike" Kovalcik, 88, of Morton passed away Monday, April 30, 2018, at Morton Villa Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. Mike was born on Dec. 3, 1929, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to Michael John and Dorothy (Dukovich) Kovalcik. He married Joyce Peterson on June 8, 1956, in Poplar, Wis.  Surviving are his wife, Joyce Kovalcik of Morton; three daughters, Debra (Stephan) Kaak of Peoria and Diane (Doug) Fair and Susan Barnhart, both of Morton; six grandchildren, Cara Clemmer, Doug Fair ...

Harold Shaffer

published 4/25/2018
Harold Douglass Shaffer, 76, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. He was born October 9, 1941 in Lawrence County, Illinois, the son of Delmas and Marie (Vaught) Shaffer. He married Mary Cooper on March 16, 1962 and she survives. Harold was a Lawrenceville High School graduate. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois and his Master’s Degree of Sacred Theology from Emory ...

Janice Reeder

published 4/6/2018
Janice Reeder, 71, of Danville passed away Friday April 06, 2018 at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center. She was born on November 07, 1946 to Walter and Hazel Salts in Williamsport, IN. They precede her in death.  Janice leaves behind a husband of 48 years, Danny Reeder; three sons, Ethan (Kimberly) Wise, Christian (Renata) Wise, and Morgan (Abigale) Reeder; as well as four grandchildren, Daniel Wise, Grace Wise, Zachary Reeder, and Kayden Reeder.  Janice was instrumental in the creation of the ...

Thomas "Tom" Wilber

published 4/6/2018
Reverend Thomas "Tom" Wilber, 68, of Pittsfield, IL died on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL after a short illness. Tom graduated from Jacksonville High School.  He went on to attend and graduate from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL and Methodist Theological School in Ohio.  Tom served the following United Methodist Churches: Littleton/Brooklyn/Doddsville, Bluff Springs/Browning, Portage Faith/Shallersville/Mantua/Freedom in Ohio, Pleasant ...

Gary Stickney

published 3/30/2018
Gary Gene Stickney was born May 1948, in Carbondale, Illinois to parents of John and Geraldine Stickney. At the age of 5, Gary lived in Springfield, IL. He went to McCIernand grade school, Geo Washington middle school, and graduated from Lanphier high school in 1967. He joined the Order of DeMolay and Master Councilor while in Springfield. After high school, Gary attended junior college and graduated after two years from Eastern State University in Charleston, IL. During high school, Gary worked...

Mildred Fern Kirkpatrick-Huffman

published 3/28/2018
Mildred Fern Kirkpatrick-Huffman was born on January 2, 1919 and passed away on March 28, 2018.  She was the first daughter of Glen and Nellie Kirkpatrick. The oldest of four children and she survived all of her siblings.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn Huffman who passed away in Sept 17, 2016.  Surviving is her daughter; Valerie (Paul) Osborn, a granddaughter; Donna (Owen) Hemmert, a grandson; Michael (Kimberly) Osborn, five great grandchildren; Shayla, Glenn, Austin, ...

Eunice Seaman Lucht

published 3/12/2018
Eunice Darlene (Holland) Voigt Seaman Lucht was born August 29, 1930 in Guthrie, IL., to John Harmon and Emma Irene (Warder) Holland. She attended a country school until the family moved to Gilman, IL., in 1938. Eunice then attended Gilman schools and graduated from Gilman High School. She was raised by her sister and her husband George and Helen Whittler. Eunice received a B.S. in Music Education from Olivet University in Kankakee and a Masters in Education at the University of Illinois. Before...

Mary McNeil

published 3/11/2018
Mary McNeil, widow of the late Rev. Kenneth C. McNeil died March 11.   Together with her husband, the McNeils served churches in the former Central Illinois Conference prior to retirement. Rev. McNeil preceded her in death.   Visitation and funeral services have already been held in Chicago.  

Esther D. Craig

published 3/6/2018
Esther D. Craig, 93, of Effingham, IL, passed away at 11:37 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018 with her granddaughter, Karen, at her side in Glenwood Assisted Living in Effingham, IL. A memorial service will be held Monday, March 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. in Centenary United Methodist Church in Effingham, IL with Rev. Christine Cunningham officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Monday in the church. Memorials may be given to Centenary United Methodist Church of Effingham, IL. Arrangements are ...

Donald Earl Wise

published 3/3/2018
Rev. Donald Earl Wise, 92, of Decatur, IL passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.  A memorial service to celebrate and honor Don’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at the Zion Chapel United Methodist Church, Boody, IL. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the church. He will be laid to rest at Zion Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Preacher’s Aid Society or to Zion Chapel. Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home North Chapel ...

Mary Esther Drake Wahl

published 2/24/2018
Mary Esther Drake Wahl, surviving spouse of Rev. Bernard C. Wahl, Jr., died Feb. 24 in Naples, Fla. She was 99.   Rev. Wahl was a missionary to Malaysia and then served in the Northern Illinois Conference before coming to Central Illinois to serve at Latham, Niantic, Colchester and Lewistown.  He retired in 1971.  He died in 2007.   No services are planned at this time. Condolences may be sent to daughter, Ruth Wahl, at 3270 Orange Grove Trail, Naples  FL  34120-1456.

Mabel L. Howard

published 2/19/2018
Mabel L. Howard, 92, of Sumner, Illinois passed away Monday, February 19, 2018 at the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital in Lawrenceville, Illinois. She was born February 2, 1926 in Vester, Kentucky, the daughter of Drurry T. and Clara (Cowans) Bryant. She married Lloyd Howard on February 2, 1946 and he preceded her in death on May 2, 2003. In her earlier years, Mabel worked at the Shoe Factory in Olney and Suttle Apparatus in Lawrenceville. She was a homemaker and devoted her life as a minister...

John O'Dell

published 2/16/2018
John O'Dell, age 88, of Salem, died February 16th, 2018 at Community Health Professionals Hospice Center in Van Wert, Ohio surrounded by family. He was the retired Minister at Trinity United Methodist Church in Salem. John attended Centralia Township High School where he graduated in 1947. During high school, he played the trumpet in the concert and marching band. After high school, John worked for Huggins Grocery Store, Kas Potato Chip, and Hollywood Brands Candy company. He graduated from ...

Alice Faye Morgan

published 2/8/2018
Alice Faye Morgan, 75, died at 2:33 a.m. Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Fountain View Manor in Granite City. Born September 16, 1942 in Du Quoin, IL she was daughter of Milton and Lessie (Mulligan) Ahlers. Mrs. Morgan was a homemaker and she enjoyed collecting and making dolls. She was a member of the Emmanuel Free Methodist Church in Alton. On July 2, 1961 she married David P. Morgan in Du Quoin, IL. He survives. Also surviving is a son, David Wayne Morgan (Julie) of Alton, a daughter, Kimberly ...

Donna Kay Reed Brodie Barrick

published 1/28/2018
Donna Kay Reed Brodie Barrick passed away quietly at her home January 28, 2017.  Donna was born to Donald Reed and Bessie Evelyn Leighty Reed October 14, 1942 in Monmouth, Illinois.  She graduated from Macomb High School in 1960 and received a Secretarial Studies Certification from Gem City College.  Donna married John William Brodie July 1, 1961 and they have two children, Donna Denise (Stricker) and Monte William.  Donna spent many of her adult years in the community of Victoria, Illinois.  On...

Cheryl Ann Smith

published 1/13/2018
Cheryl Ann Smith, 79, of Morton formerly of Canton, passed away on Saturday January 13, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center. She was born on October 21, 1938 to Joseph Marion and Beulah Mae Harris Stokes. She married Delmar Dan Smith Sr. on December 15, 1954 and he survives. Also surviving are her three children; Joy Deanne (Paul) Mason, Melody Sue Smith and Delmar Dan (Cathy) Smith Jr.; six grandchildren, Joshua (Whitney) Smith, Anna Smith Carroll (Chad Bittner), Jessica Mason, Abby...

Kenneth Warner Goodell

published 1/13/2018
Rev. Kenneth Warner Goodell went to join the other saints in heaven on January 13, 2018. He was born in Winfield, Kansas on September 9, 1930. In 1937 his family moved from Kansas to Illinois where his father served as minister. On June 22, 1952, he was united in marriage to Mary Worrall of Jacksonville, Illinois. Ken prepared for ministry in the Methodist Church by attending Wesley Theological Seminary in Westminster, Maryland. While attending seminary he served the Methodist Church in ...

John Ratcliff

published 12/28/2017
Rev. John Ratcliff, a former clergy member of the Southern Illinois Conference, died Dec. 28 in Auburn, California. He was 87.   Rev. Ratcliff's ministry in the former Southern Illinois Conference included serving as student local pastor at Bethel Kane and Shiloh from 1967 to 1974. He pastored for three years in the North Georgia Conference and then returned to Illinois where he pastored Venice, Cahokia Faith, and Ashley Beaucoup when he left the ministry in the SIC.   Private services were held...

Ruth Darling

published 12/28/2017
Ruth L. Darling, age 79 of Lodi, CA passed away on Thursday, December 28th, 2017. Ruth had survived her husband, retired minister, Rev. Steven L. Darling, who passed in April and to whom Ruth had been married 57 years. Steven and Ruth were married in Funks Grove, "Church & Chapel in the Trees" Illinois on June 12, 1960. Funks Grove has since been made a National Natural Landmark and Nature Preserve. Ruth was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan, Bloomington, Illinois. She used her degree in nursing ...

Elizabeth McIntosh

published 12/15/2017
Elizabeth Ann McIntosh 86 of Bloomington, Illinois passed away 6:03 PM December 15, 2017 at Martin Health Center, Bloomington, Il. Services to Celebrate Elizabeth’s Life will be 11 AM, Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at Wesley United Methodist Church, Bloomington, IL with Rev. Vaughn Hoffman officiating. Private family interment will be at a later date. Visitation will be 4 – 7 PM, Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL assisted the family with cremation rites....

James Frank Barnett

published 12/14/2017
James Frank Barnett died December 14, 2017, in Elkville after a short illness. He was 94. He was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Carlinville to James Russell and Ruth (Van Meter) Barnett. A brother, Donald Barnett, preceded him in death. He married Ethel Brewer on June 30, 1956. She survives. He moved to East Alton when his father was employed by Standard Oil Refinery in Wood River. The family moved to Bethalto, where he graduated from Bethalto High School in 1940 and from East Alton Wood River High ...

Michael Mayfield

published 11/11/2017
Rev. Dr. Michael Douglas Mayfield, age 66, of rural Pittsburg, Illinois, passed away suddenly at 11:08 PM on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the OSF Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. Michael and his beloved wife of 43 years, Vickie, were visiting daughter Sarah Wanck, son-in-law Gabriel Wanck, and grandson Hudson Wanck at their home in Washington, Illinois. Mike is also survived by son Adam Mayfield of Orlando, Florida, and daughter Leah Mayfield of Rantoul, Illinois – as well as a sister, two ...

Robert “Bob” D. Ervin

published 10/24/2017
Rev. Robert “Bob” D. Ervin, Sr., age 87, of Sherman, passed away on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Villa Health Rehab in Sherman, Illinois. Pastor Bob was born July 28, 1930 in Decatur, Illinois, the son of John Samuel and Vera Viola (Purviance) Ervin. He married Phyllis Ann Smith on June 14, 1953 at the Niantic Christian Church in Niantic, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; son, Dan (Kathleen) Ervin; two daughters, Gayle (Dan) Blair and Marcey Ervin (Keith Kopecky); grandchildren, ...

Marion Ford

published 10/22/2017
Rev. Marion Ford, retired pastor, died on Sunday, October 22, 2017.  He served in our Conference for 45 years, retiring in 2009 from Stiritz UMC as an Associate Member of the Annual Conference.  Marion’s wife, Peggy, preceded him in death in 2009.  A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2017, at the Lawrenceville City Cemetery beginning at 11:00 a.m.    Condolences may be sent to his daughter, Nana Koenegstein at 420 W Washington, Dix, IL 62830.   A full obituary may be found ...

Raymond “Ray” Roberts

published 10/18/2017
Rev. Raymond “Ray” Roberts, Jr., age 78 of rural Edgar County, Illinois, passed away at 2:18 p.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 in Paris Health Care Center in Paris. Rev. Roberts was the Minister at Otterbein United Methodist Church in Paris for 19 years. He also was Minister for several other United Methodist Churches including; Anchor, Illinois, Potomac, Illinois, Grandview, Illinois, Dudley, Illinois, Findlay, Illinois, Assumption, Illinois, the Loxa Presbyterian Church, Johnstown, Illinois, ...

Hubert P. Lytle

published 10/15/2017
Reverend Hubert P. Lytle, 97, of Watseka passed away on October 15, 2017 at his home.  He was born on March 17, 1920 in Austin, IN, a son of Zene M. and Emma Belcher Lytle. Pastor Lytle married Ruth Reid in Scottsberg, IN on July 10, 1944 and she preceded him in death on March 10, 1983.  He married Florence Kenney on February 11, 1984 and she preceded him in death on December 30, 2006.  He married Lois Alexander on June 9, 2007 and she survives. In addition to his wife, Lois Lytle of Watseka, ...

Rebecca Claire Winn

published 10/12/2017
Rebecca Claire Winn, 97, of Mount Vernon, Illinois went to be with her Lord at 7::54 A.M. October 12, 2017 at Mount Vernon Health Care Center. She was born January 9, 1920 in New Canton, Illinois to James R. & Minnie (Barley) Easley. She married Maurice L. Winn on June 1, 1942 in Pittsfield, Illinois and he preceded her in death in 1977. Rebecca is survived by her son, Randy Winn of Mount Vernon, Illinois; daughters, Judith Brown of Tucson, Arizona and Janet Harris and husband, Randy of Mount ...

Robert Scott White

published 10/9/2017
Dr. Robert Scott White, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and noted United Methodist Pastor, passed away October 9, 2017 at the Good Samaritan nursing home in Olathe, KS at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 58 years, Bert, who passed nearly 10 years ago after a battle with ALS. Bob was born on November 26, 1928 in Ft. Wayne, IN to Mr. and Mrs. E P White. Bob was raised in Indiana as the son of a Methodist Episcopal minister and moved around within...

Joanne C. Michaels

published 10/8/2017
Joanne C. Michaels, 68, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2017 at her home. Born August 16, 1949 in Sandusky, Ohio, she was the daughter of Albert and Dorothy (Truman) Slyker. Joanne lived with her parents and sisters in Huron, OH. She married her husband of 46 years, Keith Michaels on July 17, 1971 in Huron. She loved her family and friends. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, providing these talents for people in the church with gifts. She received her associates degree from Olney ...

Ruth Junk

published 10/8/2017
Ruth Elizabeth Wagner Junk, 101, of Bloomington, died Sunday (Oct. 8, 2017) at Martin Health Center, Bloomington. She was born in Wichita, Kan., and grew up in Topeka. She earned a music degree from Baker University, Baldwin, Kan., and was offered a scholarship to Garrett Biblical Institute as chapel organist. She met and married fellow student Charles Huff Junk, who became a Methodist minister in 1940. After her husband's accidental death in 1949, she supported herself and four children working...

Dennis Gambill

published 10/7/2017
Dennis Gambill, 61, of Richview, IL., passed away October 7, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was born the son of Donald and Wilma (Parker) Gambill on October 14, 1955 in Centralia, IL. He married Donna Day in Shattuc IL, on May 1, 1976. Survivors include his beloved wife of 41 years, Donna Gambill, of Sandoval; devoted children, Jason Gambill and wife Leslie of Centralia, Ryan Gambill and wife Kasey of Salem, Deanna Williams and husband Paul of Salem; precious grandchildren, Donovan, ...

Frances Cramer

published 9/24/2017
Frances Marie Cramer died on Sunday (Sept. 24, 2017) at Heartland Health Care Center in Paxton. Frances was born on Nov. 9, 1920, in Danville to George and Olive (Francis) Magers. She attended grade school in Westville and graduated from Georgetown High School in 1938. After earning her teaching certificate at Eastern Illinois Teachers College, she taught elementary school in Martinsville until she married Ernest F. "Bud" Cramer on Dec. 31, 1941. Beside her parents, Fran was preceded in death by...

Nefra A. Munoz

published 9/15/2017
Nefra A. Munoz, 82, of Moline, died Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, at her home. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. at Vida Nueva Church at 335 5th Ave., Moline. Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 18, from 4-7 p.m. at Esterdahl Mortuary, Moline. Burial will be at Moline Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the family.  Nefra was born on Aug. 27, 1935, in Lebu, Chile, the daughter of Alberto and Manuela Parra Huenteo. She married Manuel Munoz on March 26, 1955. She worked at ...

Bill Coatney

published 9/11/2017
Billy Coatney, 86, of Fairfield, passed away on Monday, September 11, 2017 at Fairfield Memorial Hospital. Billy was born February 26, 1931 in East Alton, Madison County, the son of Earl and Edith (Rundell) Coatney. He married Cleo (Sonricker) on November 18, 1949, at Bethalto Methodist Church. Billy is survived by his devoted sons, Roger Coatney and wife Linda of Mt. Vernon, Thomas Coatney and wife Allison of Virginia, IL.; loving daughter Carol Boyles of Fairfield. Precious grandchildren, ...

Harriett Gale Salzman

published 9/1/2017
Mrs. Harriett Gale Salzman (Brown), 91, of Decatur, IL, passed away from natural causes at midnight on September 1, 2017 at her current residence at Bickford Cottage. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Grace United Methodist Church, 901 N Main St, Decatur, IL 62521. A time of remembering with family members will begin at 10:00 am. Dr. David R. Wence, Retired United Methodist Pastor and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and founder of Decatur ...

Kim Yong Soon

published 8/31/2017
Kim Yong Soon, 91, of East Peoria, formerly of Normal, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Riverview Retirement Center in East Peoria, Illinois. A memorial service for Kim will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 at First United Methodist Church in Normal with Pastor Kim Burke and Pastor Kathy King-Noble officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. A private family inurnment will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Preachers ...

Merrill O. Challman

published 8/5/2017
Rev. Dr. and U.S. Army Chaplain Merrill O. Challman [LTC, Ret] born October 23, 1920, to Oscar and Elnora Challman in Moline, IL, died on August 5, 2017, in Louisville, KY, a community he loved. He was 96 years old. He is survived by Beth Challman, his dearly loved wife of 74 years, by four sons, Timothy, Daniel, Donald and Ronald, by one daughter, Carolyn Lanham. His second daughter, Marilyn Shelby, passed to her heavenly home ahead of him. He is missed by his nine grandchildren, Kristoffer, ...

Arno M. Hutchinson

published 7/19/2017
Rev. Arno M. Hutchinson, Jr., 93, of Chrisman, Illinois, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living in Chrisman. He was retired after over forty years of service in ministry, serving United Methodist churches in Plymouth, Altona, Ogden, Seymour, Kansas, Williamsville, Buda, Hume, Metcalf, and Edgar, Illinois, as well as Allen and Eatonville, Washington.  He was born July 9, 1924, in Spokane, Washington, the son of the late Arno M. and Floy Virginia ...

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