• Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Leonard “Lenny” Homa

    Leonard “Lenny” Homa Taylor Springs, IL Leonard “Lenny” Andrew Homa, 93, of Taylor Springs died Sunday, June 9, 2019 at his home, surrounded by loved ones.   Mr. Homa was born December 14, 1925, in Taylor Springs to George and Mary (Mehochko) Homa. After attending Taylor Springs Grade School and Hillsboro High School, he served as a Sgt. in the United States Marine Corps in the southwest Pacific during WWII and later owned and operated Homa Pabst Blue Ribbon Distributing. He was a lifeti…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Margaret Chumley

    Margaret Chumley Coffeen Margaret Chumley, 86, of Coffeen died Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro. Mrs. Chumley was born July 1, 1933, in Nokomis to Jimmy and Ann (Douglas) Goodwin.   Margaret and Jack Chumley were married on April 22, 1953, in Hillsboro. She is survived by two sons, Mike Chumley of Greenville and Marty (wife Paula) Chumley of Mulberry Grove; one daughter, Lora (husband Kelly) Neisler of Mulberry Grove; two grandsons, Chase Ryan Wilhelm of …

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Marian Bircher

    Marian Bircher Hillsboro Marian M. Bircher 87 of Hillsboro passed away April 28, 2019 at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 19, 1931 in Collinsville IL to Joseph and Agnes (Etchills) McCain. She married Glenn Bircher on Jan 28, 1950 in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Highland. Together, in 1960s they founded WINU-AM radio station in Highland, which they operated until their retirement in1991; she was a Cub and Boy Scout leader, delivered meals on wheels and was a me…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Terry Todt

    Terry Todt Raymond, Montgomery Co. IL Terry George Todt, 63, of Raymond, died May 23, 2019 at his home in Raymond. A visitation will be held on May 29 2019, from 3-7 pm at the Lincolnwood Gym in Raymond. Funeral services will be held on May 30, 2019, at 10am also at the Gym, with burial to follow at Asbury Cemetery in Raymond. Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family. Terry was born on Feb. 22, 1956, at Hillsboro Hospital to the late George and Vera (Bonacorsi) Todt of Raymond. A…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Valerie Hortenstine-Sheldon

    Valerie Hortenstine-Sheldon Hillsboro Valerie Kaye Hortenstine-Sheldon, age 39, of Hillsboro passed away on May 16, 2019 as a result of a traffic accident near Raymond. She was born on June 25, 1979 in Vandalia, Illinois the daughter of Jacob and Teresa Sergent Hortenstine.  She married Timothy Sheldon on July 25, 1998, which later ended in divorce. Val was a graduate of Ramsey High School and had attended Lake Land College, She had completed several Law Enforcement training classes at a…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Samantha La Pradd

    Samantha La Pradd Hillsboro Samantha Kate La Pradd 23 of Hillsboro formerly of Litchfield passed away May 16, 2019. She was born In Hanau Germany on November 28, 1995. She was a 2014 graduate of Belleville High School and was currently a medical student at MTI in Springfield IL and was scheduled to graduate in two weeks. She is survived by her significant other Austin Milanos of Hillsboro her son Carter Joseph William Milanos of Hillsboro, Mother Cisy (Jeff) Thielemann of Litchfield, father D…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Austin Krager

    Austin Krager Farmersville Austin Anthony Krager, age 18, of Farmersville, passed away of an auto accident on May 9, 8:39 pm at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville IL. Austin was born January 26, 2001 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield the son of Mark and Jill Welsh Krager. Austin was a member of the Senior Class of 2019 at Lincolnwood High School. While at Lincolnwood he was a member of the Lincolnwood Lancer Basketball Team and FFA.  He was a recipient of the 2019 FFA …

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Mariam Bircher

    Mariam Bircher Hillsboro Mariam M. Bircher 87 of Hillsboro passed away April 28, 2019 at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born June 19, 1931 in Collinsville IL to Joseph and Agnes (Etchills) McCain. She married Glenn Bircher on Jan 28, 1950 in St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Highland. Together, in 1960s they founded WINU-AM radio station in Highland, which they operated until their retirement in1991; she was a Cub and Boy Scout leader, delivered meals on wheels and was a me…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Kenneth “Keck” Elmore

    Kenneth “Keck” Elmore Waggoner Kenneth L. Elmore (Keck), age 99, of Waggoner passed away on Friday, April 26 on the family farm just two weeks shy of his 100thbirthday. Kenneth joined his wife of 76 years Virginia A. Elmore who passed away on April 11th.  The only time they had been apart for an extended period of time was when Keck served his country during World War II in the South Pacific with the Army Air Corp. Keck was born May, 11 1919 in rural Coffeen, the son of Ernest …

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Ashley Weffenstette

    Ashley Weffenstette Farmersville Ashley C Weffenstette, age 48 of Farmersville passed away April 21, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.    She was born on September 25, 1970 in Garland, Texas the daughter of John L. and Linda Douglas Weffenstette.   She worked a Truck Driver and was a US Navy Veteran.   Her mother, Linda D. Rogers and brother, John Weffenstette both of Farmersville, survive her. Her companion, Bernadette Lindsey of Farmersville also survi…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Verda Hahnenkamp

    Verda Hahnenkamp Springfield Verda Hahnenkamp 87 of Springfield passed away April 24, 2019 at Hillsboro Rehabilitation. She was born May 9, 1931 in Litchfield IL to Louis and Alma (Heyen) Hahnenkamp. She was a graduate of Litchfield High school, was a member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield and she enjoyed playing cards. She was an insurance secretary in Pana and at Horace Mann in Springfield. She is survived by two sisters Ruth Benning of Raymond and Erma Hartke of Collinsvil…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Dalbert JANSSEN

    Dalbert JANSSEN Hillsbor Raymond Harvel Dalbert James Janssen of Hillsboro formally Raymond and Harvel, passed away on April 19, 2019 at his home. He was born on August 8, 1962 in Pana Illinois the son of Paul and Gwen Beatty Janssen. He married Ginger Hartman on March 21, 1986 and later divorced. He drove a truck for a number of local trucking companies and owned and operated DMC trucking, before retiring. He was a strong supporter of the 2ndamendment and the NRA. He enjoyed shooting and rel…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Virginia Elmore

    Virginia Elmore Waggoner Virginia A. Elmore of Waggoner passed away on April 11, 2019 at her Home. She was born on February 16, 1924 in Waggoner Illinois the daughter of Paul and Margaret Brubaker Long. She married Kenneth “Keck” L. Elmore on December 5, 1942. Mrs. Elmore was a homemaker and a teacher having taught kindergarten in the Panhandle School district from 1963 through 1987 before her retirement. She was an active member of A Community of Faith Church in Raymond.  Besides her hu…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Joyce Peters

    Joyce Peters Farmersville Joyce Lorraine Peters, age 57, of Farmersville, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Heritage Health in Carlinville, Illinois, surrounded by family. She was born September 21, 1961, to John R. and Nellie VanHuss Allen.   She married Kirby Ralph Peters on January 31, 1988, in Jamaica and he preceded her in death on August 9, 2014.  Her parents also precede her in death.    Joyce is survived by 5 sisters: Jane (Rick) Irwin, of Springfie…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Sarah Reynolds

    Sarah Reynolds Hillsboro Sarah F. Reynolds 53 of Hillsboro passed away April 11, 2019 at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation center. She was born Jan. 6, 1966 in Portland OR to Earl A and Lois I. (Campbell) Reynolds. She graduated high School in Dallas TX. She worked as a clerk at local Casey’s General Store and she loved pets. Memorials can be directed to Paws Care or Guatemala Mission trips in care of her brother John. She is survived by her siblings David Reynolds of Portland OR., John R…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Mitchell Keith Halsey

    Mitchell Keith Halsey Raymond Mitchell Keith Halsey, age 55, of Raymond, passed away on April 7, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Keith was born in Mt. Sterling, KY on January 14, 1964 the son of Billy Hershel Halsey and Mary Alice (Eldridge) Halsey. On June 30th, 1984, he married Carmen Bryant, daughter of William Harold and Rose Bryant, in Frenchburg, KY. Keith and Carmen have been blessed to celebrate a marriage of 34 plus years.     Keith was currently the pastor of R…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Charles “Charlie” Simonton

    Charles “Charlie” Simonton Taylor Springs Charles “Charlie” E. Simonton 81 of Taylor Springs passed away April 4, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born Oct 21, 1937 in Hillsboro IL to William and Almeta Simonton. He was a retired Correctional officer at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro as head of Laundry. He served in the US Navy and was of the Baptist faith. He was a dedicated supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s hospital. He was married to Laura Reed and is survived b…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Harold Laurent

    Harold Laurent Walshville Harold Laurent 85 of Walshville passed away April 8, 2019 at Jerseyville Health Care Center. He was born July 6, 1933 in Litchfield IL to Irvin and Jenny (Macky) Laurent. He worked for the Rail Road. He married Shirley Greer. He is survived by one son Frank Laurent of Staunton. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. No services are planned. Harold Laurent 85 of Walshville passed away April 8, 2019 at Jerseyville Health Care Center. He was born July 6, …

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Bayleigh Hartman

    Bayleigh Hartman Hillsboro Bayleigh Hartman 23 of Hillsboro passed away on April 3, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born in Hillsboro IL on Dec. 25, 1995. She is survived by her mother Molly White and her step father Josh Arnold of Donnellson, boyfriend Lyle Cole of Hillsboro, three children Korbin Queener, Nolan Cole and Penderson Cole, siblings Shelden Simpson, Ashtyn Hartman, Brenden Hartman and Aleah Hartman. Memorials can be directed to her children. Funeral service …

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Thomas Wheeling

    Thomas Wheeling Hillsboro Thomas Richard Wheeling 63 of Hillsboro passed away March 31, 2019 at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation. He was born in Limestone Maine July 7, 1955. He was a graduate of Nokomis High School and Rankin Tech School. He was a member of Fillmore United Methodist Church. He served in the US Air Force. He is survived by two daughters Jennifer (Wheeling) Funk of Litchfield and Kimberly (Wheeling) Brooks of St. Louis MO, one son Thomas Wheeling of Fenton Mo, 6 grandchil…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Lela Busby

    Lela Busby Hillsboro/Litchfield Lela “Nancy” “Pink” Busby 91 of Hillsboro formerly of Litchfield passed away March 28, 2019 at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation.   She was born Aug. 13, 1927 in Lovington IL to Elza and Lela Faye (Jones) Stout. She was a homemaker, enjoyed singing at church and yodeling. She was a member of the Litchfield Southern Baptist Church.   She was married to Oley Lawson and he preceded her in 1983.   She is survived by two sons Oley (Nadene) Lawson….

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    James Davis

    James Davis Hillsboro James E. Davis 56 of Hillsboro passed away March 26, 2019 at Memorial Medical center in Springfield. He was born Nov. 3, 1962 in Hillsboro IL to Paul and Verna (Stokes) Davis. He attended Christian Church in Hillsboro. He is survived by one daughter Tarena Baxin of Mattoon two grandchildren Shyanna and Abbitt Baxin, three brothers Larry Davis of Pana, David Davis of Hillsboro and Richard Davis of Litchfield. He was preceded in death by his parent’s and two sisters Linda …

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Edward “Ed” Kimbro

    Edward “Ed” Kimbro Taylor Springs Edward “Ed” Kimbro 72 of Highland formerly of Taylor Springs passed away March 26, 2019 at Highland Health care center in Highland. He was born March 14, 1947 in Hartford IL to George and Lucille (Watkins) Kimbro. He worked at American Steel Foundries in Granite City and was an over the road truck driver. He was a past member of the Calvary Baptist church in Hillsboro. He married Suzanne Marquardt and that ended in divorce then he married Shirley Kimbro in 19…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Doris Sorrells

    Doris Sorrells Raymond Doris M. (Pocock) Sorrells 90 of Raymond Passed away March 24, 2019 at Tremont assisted living center in Hillsboro. She was born Feb. 23, 1929 in Nokomis IL to Chester and Pearl (Pray) Pocock. She was a graduate of Nokomis High School. She married Earl Sorrells in Nokomis on June 20, 1948. She was a member of A Community of Faith Church in Raymond, She worked on the family farm, including bringing daily lunch to those working, She worked at Sorrells Farm Supply in Raymo…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    David Vega

    David Vega Litchfield A Celebration of David “Dave” L. Vega’s, life will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 6p.m. where his family and friends will share memories and stories. It will be held at the Moose Lodge #1634, 221 North Madison Street, Litchfield, IL 62056.     An open house will begin at 5:00 pm until the time of the memorial and also afterwards.     Mr. Vega age 70, of Litchfield died Tuesday, March 19, 2019, with his family by his….

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Karin Henrion

    Karin Henrion Hillsboro Karin E. Henrion 57 of Hillsboro formerly of Alton passed away Saturday march 16, 2019 at Kindred hospital in Northlake IL. She was born Jan 7 1962 in East St. Louis IL, to Thomas and Ada (Gillis) Riley. She was a graduate of Highland High School, and was a secretary at Hazelwood Jr. High School. She is survived by one son Brendan Henrion of Alton IL, two grandchildren Aliyah and Iden Henrion, siblings Mary (Riley) Reinacher, Janet Ripperda and Cheryl Adams all of Hill…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Thomas “Tom” Arnold

    Thomas “Tom” Arnold Farmersville Thomas Lewis Arnold, age 87, of Farmersville, passed away on March 15, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.   He was born at the family farmhouse in Waggoner on September 23, 1931 the son of Edgar and Bertha Lewis Arnold. He attended Waggoner School and was a graduate of Farmersville High School.  He married Barbara Gorin in Litchfield on July 27, 1952, she survives. For most of his life Tom farmed and for over 30yrs worked as Coal Miner He belonge…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Paula Kuhl

    Paula Kuhl Coffeen   Paula Mae Kuhl 56 of Coffeen passed away March 14, 2019 at Hillsboro Area Hospital. She was born July 4, 1962 in Hillsboro to Charles and Frances (White) Randle. She was married to Leroy Kuhl of Coffeen. She was a homemaker and loved spending time with her grandchildren. She enjoyed the outdoors including boating and camping. She is survived by her parents, husband Leroy, one son Ben (Fiancée Trisha) Johnson of Springfield and one daughter Haley husband Chris Glenn o…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Jerry Huffman

    Jerry Huffman Litchfield Jerry D. Huffman 76 of Litchfield IL passed away March 11, 2019 at his residence. He was born Feb. 7, 1943 in Noblesville IN to Lennie O. and Helen M. Huffman. He married Jeanie Pollard on June 20, 1964 in Indianapolis IN. He is survived by his wife Jeanie, children Robin Huffman and Jerry Huffman both of Litchfield, “Grandchildren” Cari, Heather, Kevin, Gracie, Jayden and Jordan, in laws Rose Pollard, Mary Ann Pollard, Norman, Ben & Kelly and Roger and Diane., Lo…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Robert Johnson

    Robert Johnson Raymond Robert “Bob” Johnson, age 92, of Raymond, passed away on Feb. 3, 2019, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.   He was born in Staunton on May 26, 1926 the son of John and Mary Schreiter Johnson.   He was a Carpenter and owned and operated Bob Johnson Builders.    He married Wanda Fae Marit in the Pleasant Hill Christian Church in Raymond on June 20, 1947.     He is survived by: 2 sons, David Johnson of St. Germain, WI;Ken… Robe…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Keith Van

    Keith Van Waggoner Keith Andre Van, Jr, age 13, of Waggoner, passed away at 1:03pm on March 2, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born in Springfield on June 2, 2005 the son of Steve and Lori Grimm Boehler. He was a student at Lincolnwood Jr./Sr. High School and was a Friend to all the students and staff. He enjoyed walking and riding his bike, Keith was always able to impact others lives by being a part of what ever was going on at school or home. Even in death Keith is able …

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Ruth Aherin

    Ruth Aherin Farmersville FARMERSVILLE, IL–Ruth Ann Aherin, 98, of Farmersville, passed away peacefully on Friday March 8 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital with her family present.  Ruth was born on October 22, 1920 in Harvel, IL, the daughter of the late Sarah and James Leonard. Ruth married Walter F “Lefty” Aherin on September 7, 1948.  After 36 years of marriage Walter passed away in 1985. Ruth is survived by four children, Darrell of Springfield, Paul (Margie) of Ozark, MO, …

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Harriet Halpin

    Harriet Halpin Staunton Harriet Halpin 89 of Staunton passed away Friday March 1, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. She was born Jan 11, 1930 in Chicago IL, her parents were John and Augusta (Kowsoski) Slusarek and step father John Kilduff. She was a nurse’s aide in Staunton Community Memorial Hospital. She was of the Catholic faith and was a past member to the Staunton VFW. She enjoyed going shopping, spending time with her family and friends and flower gardening. She was married t…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Marilyn Cravens

    Marilyn Cravens Litchfield Marilyn (Epps) Cravens 76 of Litchfield passed away Thursday Feb. 21, 2019 at 10:31 AM at Heritage Manor in Litchfield. She was born in Litchfield IL on Dec. 24, 1942 to Albert Charles and Claudie May (Card) Epps. She married Elmer William Cravens on June 13, 1959. She worked at Echlin Brake parts in Litchfield, Carlinville Senior center and Barry care center; she was a member of Reno and Sorrento Baptist Churches and VFW #5790 Ladies Auxiliary of Mt. Olive   S…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Allen Guthals

    Allen Guthals Waggoner Allen George Guthals, age 49, of Waggoner, passed away on Feb. 18, at his home.   He was born in Springfield on June 30, 1969 the son of Loren Ray Guthals and Viola Irene Owen Guthals.   He is employed by Donco as a Meter Installer. He belonged to the IBEW, Local 51.    He enjoyed all motorsports especially NASCAR, car shows and his dog Chief.   His brother Danny Guthals of Girard, IL, two aunts; Janet (AL) Bertolis of Decatur and Agnes (Harold)…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Fr. Gerald Bunse

    Fr. Gerald Bunse Farmersville Fr. Gerald Lynn Bunse, 67, of Farmersville died 7:27 a.m. Wednesday Feb. 6, 2019 at the St. Joseph’s Home in Springfield.   He was born Nov. 22, 1951 in Alton, to the late Raymond and Wanda (Ulery) Bunse. He was ordained as a Priest in May 28, 1983. He enjoyed NASCAR.   Over his career he had been assigned to the following Parishes; Parochial Vicar: St. Bernard, Wood River Parochial Administrator: Holy Ghost, Jerseyville; St. Frances Cabrini, Springfiel…

  • Farmersville,  Hillsboro,  Raymond

    Donald Sale

    Donald Sale Hillsboro Donald “Don” L. Sale 81 of Hillsboro passed away Feb. 2, 2019 at St John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born Feb. 1, 1938 in Hillsboro IL to George and Ella (Engleman) Sale. He was a 1955 graduate of Nokomis High School. He was skilled and enjoyed wood working. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro. He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Mt Moriah Lodge #51(Past Master), Donnellson Masonic Lodge (Past Master), Valley… Don…