• Taylorville

    Katherine Gail Stockon

    Katherine Gail Stockon, 57, of Taylorville, IL died at 5:18 am Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at Taylorville Care Center.   She was born August 14, 1956 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Alpha Leroy and Shirley Ann Myers Blakeman. She was a member… View Full Notice → Katherine Gail Stockon

  • Moline

    Deaths for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

    Allen, Clay L., 64, Cambridge; Stackhouse Moore, Cambridge. Bennett, William L., 74, Ormond Beach, Fla., formerly Davenport; Cunnick-Collins, Davenport. Boyle, Jeffrey L., 48, Belleville, Ill.; Kurrus, Belleville. Childers, Helene, 91, Davenport; Schroder, Silvis. Gibbs, View Full Notice → Deaths for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

  • Effingham

    Donald Rieman

    Donald Henry Rieman, 77, of Effingham, passed away at 4:22 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, surrounded by his loving family. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham. Visita View Full Notice → Donald Rieman

  • Mount Vernon

    Mike Vaughn

    Michael Henry Vaughn, 60, of Mt. Vernon, passed away 5:27 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. View Full Notice → Mike Vaughn

  • Aledo


    Virginia Lee (Campbell) Lawhorn passed from this life into heaven on Sept. 30, 2013. She was born Jan. 31, 1928 to Lawrence & Mabel Campbell in Manley. View Full Notice → VIRGINIA LEE (CAMPBELL) LAWHORN

  • Freeport

    Hrycyniak, Jaroslav

    JUROSLAV O. HRYCYNIAK, 89 FREEPORT – Jaroslav O. Hrycyniak, 89, of Freeport passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at his home. He is survived by his… View Full Notice → Hrycyniak, Jaroslav

  • Wheeling


    Robin Sue Bitter, 58, was born April 18, 1955, and passed away October 28, 2013. Beloved wife of Gary, loving Mom to Hope, cherished daughter of Ruth… View Full Notice → BITTER, ROBIN SUE

  • Benton

    Helen Ruth (Summers) Shuppara

    Helen Ruth (Summers) Shuppara passed away peacefully, with her family at her bedside, early Friday morning, Oct. 18, 2013, at Springfield Memorial Hospital after a brief stay due to a pulmonary embolism. View Full Notice → Helen Ruth (Summers) Shuppara

  • Murphysboro

    Edwin “Cotton” Clutts

    Edwin “Cotton” Wayne Clutts, 79, of Murphysboro, Illinois, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at the Rehab and Care Center of Jackson County in Murphysboro. Edwin was born on March 14, 1934, in Murphysboro, to Virgil and Anna (Koenig) Clutts. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958. He was a member of the American Legion Post # 127. Mr. Clutts worked for at least thirty years at the former General Telephone as a service technician. He married Barbara Threlkeld on December 24, 1956, in Murphysboro, and she preceded him in death on December 22, 2003. Survivors include four children Brian Wayne Clutts of Gorham,…

  • Libertyville

    Constance Gerardi

    Constance “Tina” Gerardi, nee Cecala, 92, of Libertyville, passed Oct 30th at Advocate Condell. Mrs. Gerardi was a Libertyville resident since 1991 and was a member of St. Joseph Parish Libertyville. She is survived by her loving daughters Constance J Gerardi and Josephine Gerardi; the proud grandmother of John F. Gerardi; the dearest grandmother of Natalie, Kara, and Olivia Anderson/Runions; the dear sister of Ann Conti and the beloved wife of the late John J Gerardi of 61 years of marriage. Funeral Mass for Constance will be held Saturday November 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM at St Joseph Catholic Church, 121 E Maple Ave, Libertyville. Interment following Ascension Cemetery. Visitation…

  • Joliet,  Morris

    Jeraldine Reid

    Jeraldine L. Reid (nee Malpass) “Jer Jer” Age 73. Peacefully Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home following a courageous battle with breast cancer with her family by her side. Born in Chicago and a longtime Joliet and Romeoville resident. Retired from Unitel in Naperville after many years of service. “Jerrie’s” favorite pastime was playing Bunco with her lifelong friends in Romeoville every month for the past 30 years. Jerrie’s whole life revolved around her children, grandchildren and great-grandchild. Her happiest moments were always surrounded with family and friends sitting on everyone’s porches. Preceded by her parents, Jack and Louise (nee Wickert) Malpass; twin brothers, Ronald…

  • Kankakee County

    Mr. LaMorris Farmer – August 30, 1955 – October 19, 2013

    LaMorris Farmer was born on August 30, 1955 in Kankakee, Illinois to Percy L. Farmer, Sr. and Mary Ann Sykes. Butch as he was known by family and friends attended and graduated from Kankakee District 111. He had been employed as a production worker in the cabinet manufacturing field. LaMorris departed this life on October 19, 2013 at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. He is survived by his mother, Mary Ann Greene of Kankakee, father Percy of Florida; sister, Yolanda (Robert D.) Williamson-Sanders of Bourbonnais; his brother, Percy ‘Larry’ (Minnie Hodges) Farmer of Florida; one niece and four nephews that were very dear to him; a special…

  • Bourbonnais,  Bradley,  Herscher,  Kankakee

    Don Raterink

    If a man’s wealth were measured in the lives touched, then Donald A. Raterink would have riches beyond measure as he inspired thousands of young lives during his many years as a teacher View Full Notice → Don Raterink

  • Shelbyville

    Roland Smith, Jr.

    Roland Smith, Jr., 75, of Shelbyville, IL, died at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur, IL. View Full Notice → Roland Smith, Jr.

  • Herrick,  Pana

    Atsuko T. Harlow – November 17, 1929 – October 29, 2013

    Atsuko T. Harlow, 83, of Pana, died Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in Heritage Health—Pana. She was born November 17, 1929 in Okinawa, Japan, the daughter of Tsutomi & Kiyono Takemoto, deceased. Atsuko came to the United States in 1958, living in Chicago for a time and then came to Pana. She became a naturalized citizen in 1973. She was a homemaker, and she enjoyed gardening, crocheting, playing bingo, canning, and cooking. She was also a member of the Tower Hill Christian Church. Atsuko Takemoto & Thomas W. Harlow, Sr. were united in marriage on December 5, 1958 in Japan. He preceded her in death on February 14, 2013. She is…

  • Lebanon

    Johnny Bland

    Johnny Bland, age 71, of East St. Louis, died at 10:41 a.m. Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville. There will be no services. View Full Notice → Johnny Bland

  • Taylorville

    Natalilna Sim

    Natalilna Sim of Taylorville, IL passed away at 6:55 a.m. on October 29, 2013 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL; the daughter of Louis and Santina (Leone) Camatti. She married James A. Sim on November 27, 1947. he preceded her in passing. She … View Full Notice → Natalilna Sim

  • Argenta

    Judtih Ann “Judi” Haltom

                Judith Ann “Judi” Haltom, 73 of Argenta, IL passed away 5:10 P.M. May 7, 2013 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.             Funeral services will be 12 Noon Monday, May 13, 2013 at Argenta United Methodist Church, Argenta, IL with Rev. Kevin Treptow officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Creek Cemetery, Argenta, IL. Visitation will be from 10 – 12 Noon Monday at the Argenta United Methodist Church. The family requests casual attire. Calvert Funeral Home, Argenta, IL is in charge of arrangements.             Judith was born November 5, 1939 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Jule Conner and Marguerita Nelson. She married Philip D. Haltom January 28, 1961…

  • McLeansboro

    Veda Mae Sutton

    Veda Mae Sutton, 90, of McLeansboro, died 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon. View Full Notice → Veda Mae Sutton

  • Effingham

    Gary Flowers

    Gary Louis Flowers, 68, of Effingham, died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham. View Full Notice → Gary Flowers

  • Abingdon,  Galesburg

    Mrs. Barbara J. Swanson, Galesburg Chapel

    90, of Galesburg, died at 12:28 a.m. Monday, October 28, 2013 in Seminary Manor. She was born August 17, 1923 in Galesburg the daughter of Albin J. and Emma C. (Seaburg) Sandeen. She married Dale E. Swanson on July 14, 1946 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Galesburg. He preceded her in death August 24, 2008. She is survived by a daughter, Kathleen (and Doug) Cruce of rural Galesburg; three grandchildren, Josh (and Kristen) Cruce of Aurora,Ill., Lindsey (and Dirk) Steele of rural Maquon, and Laura (and Nic) Jerome of Des Moines, Iowa; five great grandchildren, Ashleigh and Ella Cruce, Drew and Haley Steele, and Izzie Jerome. One sister preceded her…