• Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Charlotte E Sexton

    Charlotte E. Sexton nee Cox, 89, of Havana passed away on September 7, 2018 at 10:52 pm at Mason District Hospital in Havana. She was born on February 2, 1929 in Fairview to Alfred and Ida Lafern (Cook) Cox. On November 10, 1947 in Fulton County she married Dale Sexton who preceded her in death in 2003. She is survived by 3 sons: Steve (Linda) Sexton of Havana, David (Carolyn) Sexton of Cisne, Mark Sexton of Canton, 5 daughters: Judy (Carl) Fink of Georgia, Lynn Bertelsen of Havana, Lory Jones (Don Walch) of Havana, and Carol Sexton (Dennis Servis) of Havana, son-in-law Gary Melton, 20 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Shirley M. Lohrenz

    Shirley Mae Lohrenz, 93, of Mason City, IL passed away on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 2:15 PM at Mason City Area Nursing Home. Shirley was born July 29, 1925 in rural Mason City, IL, the daughter of Frederick and Emma (Berns) Blaum . She married Louis Lohrenz on November 2, 1947 in Easton, IL. He preceded her in death on January 26, 1982. Shirley is survived by two brothers, Raymond “Jack” Blaum of Bettendorf, IA, Robert (Mae) Blaum of Divernon, IL, one sister, Rita Cole of Mason City, IL, and twelve nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Donald and F. Dale…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Roy V. Montag

    Roy V. Montag, age 83, of Manito, passed away at UnityPoint Health Pekin on Sunday, September 2, 2018. Roy was born to the late Virgil Adolf and Hazel Cleo (Littleton) Montag on October 20, 1934 in Quincy. He married Linda Sue Kirtley on December 13, 1958 in Peoria, and they celebrated 49 years of marriage before her passing on July 26, 2008. He was also preceded in death by a sister, two great-great-granddaughters, and one nephew. Roy is survived by his daughters, Becky (Randy) Allen of Quincy, Bonita (Larry) Hardisty of Manito, Belinda (Mark) Berry of Pekin, and Bronda Rogge of Pekin; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Wilda…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Robert N. Morrison Jr.

    Robert N. Morrison Jr. 69, of Tallula passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on March 1, 1949 in Springfield to Robert N. Morrison, Sr. and Ava (Wilson) Morrison. He is survived by his siblings: Randy Morrison and Sheila Williams, Nephew: Clifton Williams and 4 great nephews: Dustin, Devon, Gavin and Jordan. Robert was preceded in death by his parents and his brother in law Paul “Rodney” Williams. He was a graduate of Harris High School in Petersburg, served in the United States Navy from 1967-1972 and retired from Capitol Wood Works after 42 years of service. He was a country…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Ronald W. Wistehuff

    Manito—Ronald W. Wistehuff, 82, of rural Forest City passed away at 11:35 P.M. on August 28, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born June 12, 1936 the son of Wayne V. and Frances Seelye Wistehuff. He married Pauline Frederick on September 10, 1955 in Peoria and she preceded him in death on April 1, 2017. Surviving are two daughters, Deborah (David) Veltman of Morton and Marian (Steve) Gray of Pekin; one son, Michael Wistehuff of Algonquin. Ron has six grandchildren, Laura (Denny) Hoyland, John (Tara) Veltman, Andy (Ann) Gray, Tara (Jason) Juchems, Timothy Wistehuff and Nathan Wistehuff. He also has seven great grandchildren. One brother, James (Ulla)…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Clayton R. Carter

    Clayton R. Carter, age 65, passed away peacefully at his home in Chandlerville on Tuesday, August 28, 2018. He was born to Ray and Harvey (Bone) Carter on July 17, 1953 in Missouri. Clayton is survived by his children, Ian (Liz) Carter of Petersburg, Tyler (Renee) Carter of Chandlerville, and Carrie (Chad) Claussen of Oakford; grandchildren, Blake Mowry, Lacey Carlock, Payne Carlock, Maddie Carter, Will Carter, Drew Carter, Livi Carter, Ray Carter; great-grandchildren, Norah Buker and Lindy Mowry; and former wife and good friend, Robin Watkins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and four sisters. Clayton worked for Kifco in Havana for over 20 years. He…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Wiliam "Bill" Honn

    William “Bill” K. Honn, 70, of Chandlerville, IL, passed away at his home on Monday, August 27, 2018, with his loving family at his side. He was born on April 19, 1948 to William and Rosemary (Reed) Honn and was later raised by his mother and step-father Donald Meyer. He married Linda (husband Pat) Dobson and later divorced but remained good friends. Bill is survived by his three children; Ryan (Danielle) Honn of Petersburg, Amanda (Mo) Witherell of Chandlerville, and Brandon Honn of Petersburg; and seven grandchildren, Alayna Honn, Justin Honn, Gage Honn, Kayla Witherell, Walker Witherell, Vance Witherell, and Logan Witherell. He is also survived by two brothers; Donny…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Betty J. Schad

    Betty J. Schad, 90, of Havana, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 24, 2018, at 9:37 AM, at the Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community in Chenoa, with her family by her side.  She was born September 3, 1927, in St. Louis, MO to Creel and Bernice Shannon Kreeger. She married William R. Schad on March 4, 1945 in Kansas City, MO. He preceded her in death on August 9, 2000, after 55 years of marriage. She was preceded in death by brother, Robert and his wife Mickie Kreeger, in-laws Jack and Nelda Schad and Jean and Dean Batton and brother in law, LeRoy Davidson. Betty grew up in Kanas City, MO…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Evelyn Faye Edlin

    Evelyn Faye Edlin, 55, of Guston, Kentucky, passed away at her home at 8:44 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018. She was born June 18, 1963 in Havana, Illinois, to Paul and Laura Faye (Turner) Monroe. She married Harold Edlin on November 23, 1983 and he preceded her in death on August 9, 1993. Mrs. Edlin is survived by seven siblings: James Russell Monroe of Kentucky, David (Tammy) Monroe of Virden, IL, Paula (Mike) Ferguson of Henry, TN, Paul (Suzanne)Monroe of Martin, TN, Shelia Carter of McKenzie, TN, Suealice (John) Maturo of McKenzie, TN, and Grant (Angela) Monroe of McKenzie,TN, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Jerry Paul Kuhlman

    Jerry Paul Kuhlman, 45, of Havana, passed away at 12:38 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018. He was born November 10, 1972, in Canton, IL, to David and Dessie (Lane) Kuhlman. He married Virginia Mercer on December 13, 2002. She survives. Mr. Kuhlman is survived by his parents; wife; three children: Tyler Kuhlman, Brennan Kuhlman and Hannah Kuhlman. Also surviving are six siblings: Jason Jones, James Kuhlman, Diane Ambrose, Michelle Menchaca, Jennifer Schoonover and Sara Lane-Mitchell. He was preceded in death by one brother, Justin Jones and one son, Daniel Kuhlman. Mr. Kuhlman was a truck driver, working for Mason Co. Transfer, Sunrise Ag, Tanner Towing, Curry Trucking and Alan…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Bernice Marie Hahn

    Bernice Marie Hahn, 99, of Havana, passed away at 10:51 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Mason City Area Nursing Home. She was born October 1, 1918, in rural Havana, Illinois, to Edgar and Dena (Mohlman) Hahn. Ms. Hahn is survived by two cousins: Alvena (Virgil) Gathman, of Manito and Wayne (Helen) Vanderveen of Havana, as well as several extended cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Ms. Hahn was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Havana, where she had been a member of Walther League and later, Altar Guild. She had worked as a cook at Havana High School for 17 years. She…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Robert William "Bob" Harp Sr.

    Robert “Bob” William Harp Sr. of Easton, IL passed away Thursday night, August 16, 2018. He was born in Lincoln, IL September 26, 1944 to William Vincent and Agnes (Lane) Harp. Bob is survived by his step mother Betty Harp; his children Robert (Janine A.) W. Earl Harp of Easton, and Christina “Chris” Harp of Easton; grandchildren Stormy Lynn Harp and Brianna Harp; two great grandchildren Zepplin and Codi; and siblings Billy J. (Pam) Staltz of Easton and Mary A. (Brad) Bellm of Girard. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and sister Bertha Eileen “Sue” (James) Kluckman. Bob enjoyed fishing and mowing. The family will hold a…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Sharon Kay Moore

    Sharon Kay Moore, 75, of Petersburg, IL passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at Memorial Hospice at Heritage in Springfield, IL. She was born on February 10, 1943 in Centralia, IL the daughter of Carrel and Joan (Schelot) Diel. She married Bob Ray Moore on December 18, 1960 at Fouts Christian Church in Centralia, IL and he survives. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Charles (June) Diel. She is survived by two daughters Darla Heyen (Dwaine) of Oakford, IL and Deanna Clark (Clint) of Athens, IL. Three granddaughters: Haley Heyen of Springfield, IL and McKenna and McKayla Clark of Athens, IL. Two step grandsons…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Daniel D. Boyer

    Daniel Dale Boyer, 68, of Petersburg, passed away at his home on August 9, 2018 at 10:54 a.m. He was born on June 2, 1950 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Donald Loren and Ninevah (Green) Boyer. He married Linda Stergion on February 8, 1969. Daniel is survived by his wife, Linda, two daughters, Deanna (Thomas) Owings of Petersburg, and Danella Lynn of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one son, Jason (Steffeni) Boyer of Colorado Springs, Colorado; and a step-daughter, Kristina (Robert) Powell of Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Geordan Owings, Micah Owings, Danaka Owings and Haeli Boyer; three brothers, Tim (Debbie) Boyer…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Norma Jean Dixon

    Norma Jean (Hodges Gideon) Dixon , 79, of Mason City, passed away at Mason City Area Nursing Home at 7:19 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018. She was born November 21, 1938, in Sparta, Missouri, to Loyal “Leland” and Wilda Eileen (Robinson) Hodges. She married Odell Dixon on December 10, 1993 at United Methodist Church in Springfield, IL. Norma Jean is survived by her husband, Odell, of Mason City; six children: Gaileh Jean Gideon (Mark) Barrow of Mason City, Matthew Jay Gideon of Long Beach, CA, Russ Dixon of Mason City, Brenda (Rick) Harvey of Mason City, Ron (Lisa) Dixon of Normal, IL, Rod (Kelly) Dixon of Mason City; eight…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Roberta M. Conway

    Roberta M. Conway, 94, of Bath, passed away at her home at 8:05 p.m., on Monday, July 30, 2018. She was born November 10, 1923, in Kilbourne, IL, to Robert and Lieura (Lacey) Keefer. She married Johnie Conway on September 13, 1946, in Bath, IL; he preceded her in death on January 11, 1990.    Mrs. Conway is survived by son Alan of Roosevelt, Utah, daughter Lynn of Oxford, IA, son David of Bath, seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sisters Rosalie Piper and Mabel Lynn, brother Robert Keefer, daughter Ann and sons John Mark and Kevin.    Mrs. Conway was an…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Roger Kay Ogden

    Roger Kay Ogden, 82, of Athens passed away at 6:40 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on February 11, 1936 the only child of Maurice and Hazel (Watkins) Ogden. On September 24, 1961 in Petersburg he married Barbara Ruppel who survives. Roger and Barbara have 3 sons: Steve (Dawn) of Springfield, Michael (Stephanie) of Normal and Brian (Kim) of Athens, 7 grandchildren: Andrew, Zane, Matthew, Mark, Daniel Lauren and Jonathan and 2 great granddaughters: Amber and Jade. He also leaves behind several cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. He was a 1954 graduate of Petersburg Harris High School…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    LaVerne Ryan

    LaVerne May Ryan, 86, of Mason City passed away July 25, 2018. She was born January 21, 1932 in Gary Indiana to Robert and Bessie (Hiermier) Sheely. LaVerne is survived by her children: Mary J. (Mike) Buttry of Sprinfield, Peggy J Stanberry of Springfield, Carlos H Newell Jr. of Clinton, OK, James A. (Sheila) Newell of Easton, Karol A. (Jon Stovall) Montalto of Gardiner, ME, Paulina M. (Mike) Cardello of Lake Havasu, AZ and Martin W. Ryan of Maynard, MA; 30 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by seven brothers, one sister, one grandson, one son, her parents, and a step…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Peggy Lou Hertter

    Peggy Lou Hertter, 72, of Havana, passed away at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Havana. She was born July 4, 1946 in Richmond, Missouri, to Vernon and Maybelle (Frazier) Welchel. She married Cecil A. Hertter on February 11, 1966 in Fairbanks, Alaska. He preceded her in death on January 26, 2017. Mrs. Hertter is survived by three children: Patricia (Keith) Wojtkiewicz, Rich (Casey) Hertter and Michael (Jennifer) Hertter, all of Havana, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four siblings: Vernon (Cindy) Welchel, Virginia (Darren) Welchel, Janice (Leon) David, Carole Ann Lewis and brother-in-law, Dean Griffee. She was preceded in death by…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Van Earl Pace

    Van Earl Pace, 88, of Springfield, formerly of Lillian, Alabama and Peoria, IL, passed away at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL at 11:25 p.m. on Monday, July 23, 2018. He was born December 9, 1929, in Rector, Arkansas, to Zelmer and Eva (Clayton) Pace. He married Mary Garls on July 4, 1959. He later married Virginia Trice on June 24, 1983, and she preceded him in death in February 14, 2008. On March 2, 2017, he married Mary Karr and she preceded him in death on October 1, 2017. Mr. Pace is survived by two daughters: Patti (David Halpin) Pace-Halpin of Springfield, IL, Vanessa (Dru) Bergman of Havana; three…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Diann Jean Noone

    Diann Jean Noone, 71, of Lake Petersburg, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born November 16, 1946, in Oak Park, IL to Roger and Jean (Prendergast) O’Connor. She married Kevin B. Noone in Ireland. While they did divorce, they remained soul mates and best friends. He preceded her in death. She is survived by her children: Devin (David) Kerrigan of Petersburg; grandchildren William Barry Kerrigan and Quinn Eileen Kerrigan; Brothers Michael (Ginny) O’Connor of Woodridge, IL and Mark O’Connor of Scottsdale, AZ; and sister Susan (Jim) Dunne of Woodridge, IL and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband and…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Fred V. Kruse

    Frederick “Phred” Van Kruse Fred V. Kruse, 81 of Havana, passed away July 21, 2018. He was born in 1936 in Havana IL, the son of Theodore “Ted” J. Kruse and Velma (VanEtten) Kruse. In 1959 he married Kay Asay and brought into the world two children from that marriage: Amy K Kruse of Belleville, IL and Kerstin A Kruse Liberty of Dallas Georgia. In 1990 he then married Verna Mae Vogt Landis, who brought two step-children to their union: August (Claudia) Landis of NV and Vicki (Larry) Landis Davis of AZ. Verna remained devoted to him through his death. Fred is also survived by four grandchildren: Bailey R K…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    George Phillip Kistler

    George Phillip Kistler, 89, of Petersburg, passed away on July 17, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. George was born on December 4, 1928, in Rushville, IL; the son of the late Max and Ruby (Euyler) Kistler. George married Brenda Peters at First Christian Church in Petersburg on June 4, 1967; where they have been members for many years. George proudly served our country in the Marines. George worked as a nuclear physicist, wrote many science fiction and fact stories and articles, and enjoyed working as captain of the Talisman Riverboat in Petersburg. George is survived by his loving wife of 51 years Brenda Kistler of Petersburg, his siblings…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Huey Cravens

    Huey Cravens, age 86, passed away at his home in Havana, IL on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Huey was born to John and Bessie (Shadowens) Cravens on October 31, 1931 in Harco, IL. In 1960, he married Juanita Gothard in Chicago, IL. Huey is survived by one son, John (Anita Connally) Cravens Sr. of Ordway, CO; brother and Vietnam War Veteran Donald Cravens of IN; grandchildren, Jessie Cravens of East Peoria, IL, Michael (Maxine Tyler) Cravens of Rocky Ford, CO, Able Cravens of Lewistown, IL, and Rosanna (Dale Sherrill) Cravens of Havana, IL; great-grandchildren, Kaiden, Bear, Serenity, Chloe, Troy, Christian, John III, BellaDonna, and Amaryllis; and numerous nieces and nephews.…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Monte Eugene Emmons

    Monte Eugene Emmons, 75, of Lewistown, passed away at his home at 9:37 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, 2018. He was born September 12, 1942, in Havana, IL to Stanley and Ina (Steele) Emmons. He married Marilyn McDonald on October 18, 1986 in Rushville, IL. Mr. Emmons is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of Lewistown; daughters: Tina (Kurt) Jagielski of San Antonio, TX and Tracy Stone of Divernon, IL; sons: Steve (Michelle) Emmons of Havana and Michael (Jenny) Emmons of Little America, IL; step-sons: Jim Thomas of Lewistown and Rusty Thomas of Havana; fifteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and one uncle, Jack Steele of Havana. Also surviving are his two special…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Eugene H. Giehl

    Eugene H. Giehl passed away on Sunday July 15, 2018 at Mason City Area Nursing Home. He was born December 10, 1924 the son of Otto F. and Rose Meismer Giehl of Metamora IL. He married Eva Joann Clarence on November 12, 1949, and she proceeded him in death in 2016. He is survived by one son, Ted (Bethanne) Giehl of Worcester MA; two daughters, Judy (Don) Smith of San Jose IL and Mary (Mike) Moos of Sherman IL, one brother, Tom (Vicki) Giehl of Princeton IL, two sisters, Rosemary Huber of Easton IL and Bernadette (Joe) West of Peoria IL. He is also survived by ten grandchildren; Stephanie (Peter)…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Walter William Jurgens

    Walter William Jurgens, 91, of Petersburg died July 12, 2018 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in rural Petersburg. He was born April 7, 1927 to William Edward and Emma Clara (Leinberger) Jurgens in his parents’ rural Ashland, IL home in Cass County. He married Janet Townslay on August 9, 1953 in Annie Merner Chapel on the campus of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL. She preceded him in death May 4, 2014. He is survived by his children, Joyce Te Ronde (Robert) of Petersburg, Linda Jurgens of Springfield and Jeffrey Jurgens of Ashland. Also surviving is his brother, Harold (Sandy) Jurgens of Ashland, as well as several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Thelma Mangold

    Thelma I. Mangold, 97, of Mason City, IL, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018. She was born February 17, 1921 in Williamsville, IL to Robert and Eula (Bozarth) Morgan. She married Hugh Mangold in Keokuk, IA June 20, 1940. He preceded her in death. Thelma is survived by her children Cynthia Mangold of Mason City and Linda (Raymond) Bree of Lincoln; grandson Daniel (Jeanie) Bree of University Place, WA; great grandchildren Olivia and Owen Bree, and Mara Bree who preceded her in death; and sister Frances Morgan. She was also preceded in death by her husband, parents, and three brothers: Hazel, Harvey, and Robert Morgan. Thelma was a member of…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Sharon Marie Ray

    Sharon Marie Wagner Ray, 75, of Havana, passed away to be with her lord at 1:15 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born November 21, 1941 in Chandlerville, IL to Fred E. and Essie (Miller) Wagner. She married Arnold D. Ray on March 10, 1957 in Havana. He preceded her in death on February 10, 2001. Sharon was a licensed cosmetologist, a licensed cosmetology instructor, and a licensed CNA. She worked for the Mason County Health Department. Sharon was a member of the Havana Church of Christ. She was well liked by all who knew her and was known for her wonderful…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Hazel Edna Leinberger

    Hazel Edna Leinberger, 89, of Springfield, formerly of Chandlerville passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at her home. Hazel was born January 2, 1928 in rural Chandlerville, the daughter of the late Frank and Louise (Christensen) Dirks. Hazel married Rudy Leinberger on March 15, 1947; they shared 50 years together until Rudy preceded her in death February 23, 1998. Hazel and Rudy were members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Petersburg. Hazel spent most of her life helping Rudy raise purebred cattle on their farm, she also worked for Stout and Lauer Jewelers and Helzberg Diamonds for over 30 years. In her free time Hazel loved quilting, antiquing, and making…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Charles Edward Lane

    Charles Edward Lane, 68, of Bath, IL, passed away at his home at 3:28 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2017. He was born July 14, 1949 in Bath, IL, to Clarence H. and Geraldine “Jerri” (Hobbs) Lane. He married Peggy France on June 22, 1991 in Petersburg. Mr. Lane is survived by his wife, Peggy, of Bath, three children; Sarah Lane-Mitchell of Havana, Charles E. Lane, Jr. of Springfield, Yvonne Long of Normal, IL; eight grandchildren: Timothy, Dakota, Justyne, Malachi, Latrell, Jarith, Jack and Riley. Also surviving are seven brothers and sisters: Ruth A. Lynch of Gulfport, MS, Gertie ( companion – Robert Ross)Bubert of Mt. Vernon, Sally (companion –…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Clarencetta Faye Miller

    Clarencetta Faye Miller, 77, of Lewistown, passed away at Graham Hospital, in Canton, IL at 6:14 p.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2017. She was born May 18, 1940 in Havana, to Clarence and Hilda (Hamm) Miller. She married Larry Miller on April 2, 1977 at New Lebanon Church, near Kilbourne, IL. Mrs. Miller is survived by her husband, Larry, of Lewistown, four children: Barbara (Harold) Lee of Farmington, Loy (longtime companion – Nancy Elliott) Bridges Jr., of Havana, Karen (Daniel) Holmes of Havana, Michael Bridges of Havana, two step-children , Rita Gerber and Eric Miler, both of Lewistown, nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Lanora “Toady” Clifford

    Mrs. Lanora “Toady” Clifford, 90, of Easton, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born July 7, 1926 to Lawrence “Ticky” and Betty (Diers) Davis in Easton, IL. She married Russell Clifford December 23, 1944. Lanora is survived by her husband, and her cousins: Mardell Urish of Pekin, IL, Linda (Tom) Morris of Phoenix, AZ, and Dee (Jamie) Thompson of Mason City, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Beth Ann Clifford. Lanora was a member of the Easton Methodist Church. She was an avid Cubs and Chicago Bulls fan. Cremation rites have been accorded, there will be no services at…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Larry D. Blessman

    Larry D. Blessman, 76, of Bath, passed away at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield at 11:25 a.m. on Monday, December 26, 2016. He was born April 3, 1940 in Lynchburg Township in Mason County, Illinois to Freeman and Esther (Ogden) Blessman. He married Earla Friend on July 21, 2007 in Ashland. Mr. Blessman is survived by his wife, Earla, of Bath. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Russell Blessman. Mr. Blessman was a member of Fairview Methodist Church near Bath. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Bath-Lynchburg Optimist Club and a 50 year member of…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Bonnie J. Lawson

    Bonnie J. Lawson, 75, of Manito, passed away at 8:43 AM Friday, December 22, 2016 at Pekin Hospital. She was born September 10, 1941 in Golconda, IL. the daughter of James and Mary Joyner Collins. She married Earl Lawson December 19, 1983 in Missouri and he survives. Bonnie has three daughters Merry Eccles of Nashville, TN., Christle (Gary) Eccles of Peoria, and Kelly (Terry) Flairty of Manito; three sons, Mike Eccles of Pasadena, TX., Brad Eccles of Washington, and Jason Eccles of Maysville, IA; two step daughters, Autumn Thompson of Pekin and Rhonda Perkins of Greeley, CO.; one step son Randy (Karen) Lawson of Missouri City, TX. She has ten…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Brandt Green

    Brandt R. Green, 77, of Manito, passed away Friday morning in OSF- St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. He was born December 29, 1938 in Dover, Delaware to the late David and Gladys Risley Green. Mr. Green worked many years as a custodian at Manuel High School in Peoria until retiring. He is survived by his daughter, Michelle LaGage, of Manito, two grandsons, Kevin LaGage and Dylon LaGage, both of Manito, two great-grandsons, Jaxson LaGage and Aaliya Ritchie, and two brothers, Howard (Debbie) LaGage, of Delaware, and David (Judy) LaGage, of New York. Along with his parents, Mr. Green was preceded in death by his wife Barbara LaGage in 2011. Services…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Patsy Ann Shults Williams

    Patsy Ann Shults Williams, 76, of Havana, passed away at her home at 5:23 p.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016. She was born February 23, 1940 in Mason County, IL to Robert and Marie (Hart) Shults. Patsy is survived by three daughters, Ruth Ann (Eric) Miller of Bethany, IL, Rhonda Sanders of Clinton, NC, Roxane (Dale) DeLong of Burgan, NC, three grandsons, Corey Terry, Cyle Terry and Hunter Olson, all of California, sister Lavina Kruse of Havana and brother, Mackrow Shults of Lincoln, as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Rickey Williams, grandson, Brandon Sanders, siblings, Jenith “Buster” Shults, Clifford Shults,…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Judy K. Helton

    Judy K. Helton, 71, of Havana, passed away at Havana Health Care at 1:00 a.m. on Monday, December 19, 2016. She was born April 22, 1945 in Peoria, IL to Stanley and Dorothy (Schook) Harrison. She married Marty Helton on July 13, 1966 in Peoria. Mrs. Helton is survived by her husband, Marty, of Havana, four children: Bonnie Marie of St. Louis, MO, Jackie (Greg) Ebken of Easton, Martin John Helton of Havana and Trina Maria McHood of Bloomington, seven grandchildren: Kristian Helton, Courtney Helton, Gabriella Helton, Jarod Helton, Emily Ebken, Brinna Ebken and Macy McHood. Also surviving are three brothers, Bill, Randy and Tim Harrison and four sisters, Nancy,…

  • Chandlerville,  Greenview,  Havana,  Manito,  Mason City,  Petersburg,  San Jose

    Mary Ann Spires

    Mary Ann Spires, 97, of Elmhurst, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 at Lexington of Elmhurst Nursing Home at 3:20 PM. She was born on May 18th, 1919 and was the daughter of Charles and Lela May (Harbison) Boensel in Chandlerville, IL. Mary Ann married Rufus Henry Spires in Bowling Green, MO, on December 23rd, 1939. He preceded her in death. Mary Ann is survived by two grandchildren, Krista Rhea of Long Beach, CA, and Bridget (Rhea) Dore of River Forest, IL, and two great grandchildren (Nolan Gedeon and Anna Dore). She was preceded in death by one daughter, Maribelle Spires Rhea, one brother, Robert Boensel, and two…