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    Robert Schmelter, Jr.

    Robert Schmelter, Jr. Robert Eugene Schmelter, Jr., 79, of Litchfield, passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at 11:15 a.m. at his home.  Born July 18, 1940 in East St. Louis, IL. A son of Robert Eugene and Gladys Deana (White) Schmelter, Sr.  Mr. Schmelter was a Veteran serving in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  He married the former Donna Lea Howard on April 1, 1976 in Greenville, IL and she survives. Mr. Schmelter was retired from International Paper Co / CPC R…

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    Gary Kolkhorst

    Gary Kolkhorst Gary Lee Kolkhorst, 77, of Litchfield, formerly of Raymond and Harvel, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 7:56 a.m. at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsboro, IL., after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease.  He was born August 20, 1942 in Litchfield, IL, A son of Wilbert Herman and Wilma Vera Caroline (Brockmeyer) Kolkhorst.  Mr. Kolkhorst was a graduate of Raymond High School, Class of 1960. He married the former Sherlyn “Sherry”… Gary…

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    Tyler Stoneburner

    Tyler Stoneburner Tyler Andrew Stoneburner, 27, of Litchfield, passed away on Sat., Jan. 4, 2020.  He was born on Nov. 1, 1992, in Litchfield, IL, a son of Terry Charles & Cathy JoAnn (Heaton) Stoneburner.  He graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 2011.  Tyler worked at Action Powersports in Litchfield where he helped in Parts & Assembly.  Growing up he attended Christian Church of Litchfield.  Tyler enjoyed four wheeling, riding his Harley, …

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    Georgia Sellers

    Georgia Sellers Georgia Ann Sellers, 70, of Litchfield, passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019, at 12:58 p.m. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Born November 26, 1949, the daughter of Norman Dale and Sydney Anna (Zuptich) Sawyer. She graduated from Litchfield Community High School with the Class of 1969.  She received a Masters Degree from Phoenix University in accounting.  She married James Kenneth Sellers on September 29, 1968.  Mr. Sellers passed away October 20,…..

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    Ursula Eilers

    Ursula Eilers Litchfield Ursula Helene (Garbe) Eilers went home to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 5:30 a.m., at St. Francis hospital in Litchfield at the age of 85. Born October 17, 1934 in Peterwitz Kreis Jauer, Schlesien, Germany the daughter of Fritz and Helene (Noack) Garbe, who farmed and ran a “Gasthaus”, or village pub. World War two drove them, along with their entire village, out of their homeland when she was only 10 years old, trekking across the Sudetenland M…

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    Rosemary Billiter

    Rosemary Billiter Rosemary Joyce Billiter, 81, of Litchfield, passed away on Mon., Dec. 30, 2019.  She was born on January 19, 1938 in Litchfield, IL, a daughter of James Vincent & Velma Bouillon Fudoli.  Rosemary graduated Litchfield High School with the Class of 1956.   She went on to Eastern Illinois University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Education.  She married Dr. Dennis Ross Billiter on Dec. 27, 1959 in Union Avenue Christian Church in Litchfield.&…

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    Dale Traylor

    Dale Traylor Dale Lavern Traylor, “Squeek”, 96 of Litchfield, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 4:45 pm with family at his side.  Mr. Traylor was born in Schram City, the 2nd of 6 sons of Samuel and Myrtle (Koonce) Traylor.  A Graduate of Hillsboro High School and St. Louis Business College, Mr. Traylor joined the United States Marine Corp in November 1942.  While serving with the 2nd Division, in the South Pacific during the Battles for Tarawa and Saipan where he was….

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    Dennis Nail

    Dennis Nail Litchfield Dennis Earl Nail, 59, of Litchfield, Passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 5:25p.m., at his home.  Born in Litchfield July 24, 1960, to Earl Leroy and Beverly June (Yemm) Nail.  Dennis graduated from Litchfield Community High School with the Class of 1978.  Prior to entering college, Dennis served a two year mission in Chile for his Church.  Upon completion of his mission, Dennis entered Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, where he received…

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    Woodrow “Woody” Dobson – Hendricks

    Woodrow “Woody” Dobson – Hendricks Woodrow “Woody” Dobson – Hendricks, 85, of Litchfield, passed away on Sat., Dec. 14, 2019 at 11:50 p.m. in Montgomery Nursing & Rehabilitation in Taylor Springs.  He was born on April 22, 1934, in Campbellsville, KY, a son of Kemp & Virginia (Shofner) Hendricks.  Woody was a Laborer and farm hand.  He mowed and did yard work for several people in Litchfield as well.  He was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield. …

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    Mark Huber

    Mark Huber Mark David Huber, 52, of Hamel, formerly of Coffeen, passed away on Thurs., Dec. 12, 2019 at 4:45 a.m. in Evelyn’s House Hospice Center in Creve Coeur, MO.  He was born on Oct. 17, 1967 in Hillsboro, IL, a son of Donald Dean & Phyllis Marie (Bauer) Huber.  Mr. Huber graduated from Hillsboro High School with the Class of 1985.  He went on to Southern Illinois University of Carbondale and graduated in 1989 with a double degree in Animal Science and Agribusiness.&nb…

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    Leoda Cook

    Leoda Cook Leoda Frances Cook, 91, of Litchfield, passed away on Sun., Nov. 24, 2019 at 7:40 p.m. in HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  She was born on July 2, 1928 in Vandalia, IL, a daughter of Herman & Belle Elizabeth (Daniels) Lansford.  She married Fred Eugene Cook.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 15, 1991.  Leoda was a homemaker and farm wife.  She previously worked at Hillsboro Glass for several years and was a beautician.  She was a member of…

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    Charles Hartpence

    Charles Hartpence Charles Hartpence, 77, of Benld, passed away on Tues., Nov. 12, 2019 at 10:27 a.m. in HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield.  He was born on Oct. 15, 1942, in Minneapolis, MN, a son of John & Eleanor (Olson) Hartpence.  After graduating college with a business degree, Mr. Hartpence was a meat salesman for Kretchmar Hams for 25 years.  He later became self-employed as the owner of Triple C Mobile Washing & Cleaning.  Charles was also a licensed p…

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    Anita Wolff

    Anita Wolff Barbara Anita Wolff, 85, of Litchfield, passed away on Fri., Nov. 8, 2019 at 7:55 a.m. in her home.  She was born on Feb. 11, 1934, in St. Louis, MO, a daughter of Calvin C. & Ethel D. (Turrentine) Hook. She graduated High School in St. Louis, MO in 1952.  She married Marion Louis Wolff on March 21, 1954.  He preceded her in death on July 30, 2009.  Mrs. Wolff was Co-Owner of Wolff Oil Inc. with her husband, Marion, in Litchfield where she was a Bookkeeper….

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    James Kinney

    James Kinney James Roland Kinney, 81, of Litchfield, passed away on Mon., Nov. 4, 2019 at 2:40 p.m. in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  He was born on Oct. 10, 1938, in Whiteville, TN, a son of Duke William & Bettie Sue (McKinney) Kinney.  James graduated from Whiteville High School with the Class of 1956.  He studied Civil Engineering at Polytechnic Institute.  James was a veteran of the Tennessee National Guard.  He married the former Mary Jane Doss on …

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    Norman Schlotthauer

    Norman Schlotthauer Norman James Schlotthauer, 80, of Litchfield, passed away on Sat., Nov. 2, 2019 at 1:34 p.m. in his home.  He was born on March 11, 1939 in Morrill, NE, a son of Jacob & Anna Marie (Weimer) Schlotthauer.  Norman was a graduate of Morrill High School with the Class of 1957.  He went on to Neosha, MO where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree.  Norman was a Chemist for the St. Louis County Water Department – Missouri American Water Company.  He follow…