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    AGUIRRE, Katyrina Aug 20, 1996 – Oct 21, 2019

    HOOPESTON – On Monday, October 21, 2019, at 3:39 p.m., Katyrina Rose Maree Aguirre, affectionately known as “Katy” or “Katybugg,” gained her wings and is being reunited with her papa Mike, mama Char and grandma Patsy. Katy was born on August 20, 1996, in Danville to Darcie Lackey and Jerry Aguirre. Katy was a wonderful young woman who was loved by so many and is missed and will always be cherished. Our Katy, as everyone called her, was an amazing daughter, bonus daughter, aunt (uncle … LOL), niece, cousin and friend to so many. Katy had an infectious laugh and smile that is being mimicked through her nephew Waylon Michael…

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    SPESARD, Marjorie Aug 8, 1930 – Oct 9, 2019

    Marjorie Ann Spesard, 89, of Ridge Farm, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on October 9, 2019. She was born to Louis and Floy (Bradfield) Mosier of Indianola on August 8, 1930. Marjorie was married to Wilbur Spesard on February 4, 1950. He survives. She also leaves behind eight children, Terri (Jay) Tate, Kathy (Gary) Knall, Michael (Roseann) Spesard, Jane (Lon) Gardner, Karen Rhodes (deceased), Sonna (Scott) Rodgers, Lisa (Russell) Akers and Steven (Mendy) Spesard; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Marilyn Ellis. Marjorie was a strong Christian woman and influenced all her family and others who came in contact with her to share the…

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    Billy Robinson

    of Hoopeston, passed away October 9, 2019, in Sycamore, Illinois. Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Blurton Funeral Home, Hoopeston, is in charge of arrangements. www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com

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    VERPLANK, Emma Jun 24, 1921 – Oct 5, 2019

    Emma Argena Coffing Hunter Verplank, 98, of Covington, Ind., passed away at The Waters of Covington on Saturday, October 5, 2019, with family by her side. Emma was born the daughter of Everett Andrew and Maude May (Lang) Coffing on June 24, 1921, near Portland Arch, Indiana. Emma Married Paul Hunter on June 21, 1939. He preceded her on August 28, 1986. She later married Neil Verplank on August 12, 1992. He preceded her on May 23, 2003. Emma leaves behind her three daughters, Pauletta (Art) Fletcher, Alberta Hunter and Tammy (Randy) Spivey; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Emma was preceded in death by her parents. She lost…

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    BINKLEY, Robert 'Bob' Jun 12, 1928 – Sep 27, 2019

    Robert “Bob” Warren Binkley, 92, of Georgetown, passed away at 12:15 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2019, at Pleasant Meadow’s in Chrisman. Per his wishes, Bob was cremated and private family services will be at a later date. Bob was born June 12, 1928, in Ridge Farm to Horace and Maude (Baldwin) Binkley. He attended Georgetown schools, graduating from Georgetown High School in 1946 before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. Bob served from 1946-1948 as a crew chief on P51s , serving in Japan. He studied at Eureka College to be a coach. Upon returning from the service, Bob worked for Midway Airport in Chicago, and later taking a position…

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    SPENCER, Burton "Pap" Jun 5, 1949 – Sep 27, 2019

    Burton “Pap” Spencer, 70, of Danville, passed away on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019, at OSF in Urbana. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Kruger Coan Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams St., in Danville, with services immediately following at noon. The family asks that you come as you are, as pap would’ve wanted it that way. Following services Burton will be laid to rest at Danville National with military honors by American Legion Post 210. Pap was born on June 5, 1949, in Bowen, Ky., to Charley and Laura (Quilan) Spencer. He attended school through the eighth grade before enlisting in the U.S.…

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    COX, Trudy Feb 10, 1947 – Sep 19, 2019

    DANVILLE – Trudy Ann Cox, 72, of Danville, passed away at 2:57 a.m. September 19, 2019, at Hawthorne Inn in Danville, Ill. Trudy was born the daughter of Ernest Eugene and Mary Elizabeth (Budde) Weed in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, on February 10, 1947. She married Ted Cox on March 3, 1968, in Arcola, Ill. He survives. Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Ted Cox of Danville; two sons, Shawn Cox of Biloxi, Miss., and Eric (Susan) Cox of Danville; three grandchildren, Dawson Cox, Megan Cox, Lauren Cox; and several nieces and nephews. She had many dear friends, especially Lyle Holycross, Carol Givens, Judy Rudnicke, Kathy Delzell and Ed and…

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    NORTON, Allen Jun 26, 1947 – Sep 25, 2019

    Allen Norton, 72, of Covington, Ind., passed away September 25, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. He was born June 26, 1947 in Terre Haute, Ind., the son of Warren and Imogene (Martin) Norton. He married Pamela Gregg, and she survives. Allen will be dearly missed by his wife, Pamela Norton; children, Julia Norton, Pam Cheuvront, Gena (Patrick) Hegemann, Troy (Nikki) Norton, William (Carrie) Nabors, Sarah (Luis) Valdez, Heather (Anthony) Maser and Lawson Norton; siblings, Paul (Donna) Norton, Glen (Ellen) Norton, Linda (Larry) Simpson and Herb (Teresa) Norton; grandchildren, Ronni, Rhonda and Ryan Coburn, Brittany, Levi and Travis McDaniel, Trenton and Maryah Norton, Chevy and Natalie Kruger, Demetrius…

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    PRIBBLE, Timothy Nov 14, 1960 – Sep 26, 2019

    Timothy Dean Pribble, 58, of Danville, passed away September 26, 2019, at the Danville VA Health Care System. He was born November 14, 1960, in Danville, the son of Ronald and Linda (Cole) Pribble. Tim will be dearly missed by his mother, Linda; children, Michael (Tina) Pribble of Marion, Ill., DeAnn Pribble of Danville and Emily Pribble of Danville; one brother, Vernon (Paula) Pribble of Tennessee; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald; and two brothers, Ron Jr. and Chris Pribble. Tim worked at FreightCar as a mechanic for several years and loved going around the neighborhood helping his friends fix things. He was a…

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    JAMES, Helen Jul 20, 1928 – Sep 27, 2019

    Helen Delores (Holt) James, 91, of Potomac, passed away at 6 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2019, at Country Health in Gifford. Helen was born on July 20, 1928, in rural Potomac, the daughter of Richard Ezra and Laura Nettie (McGlaughlin) Holt. She attended the No. 10 one-room grade school and graduated at the top of her class. Helen graduated from Armstrong High School in 1946 as class valedictorian. After high school, she worked at Consolidated Products in Danville. She married Hardin Thomas James Sr. on June 5, 1949, at No. 10 Church of Christ, in rural Potomac. He survives. She also is survived by three sons, Hardin “Tom” James Jr.…

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    NIZET, Janice Jan 1, 1936 – Sep 24, 2019

    DANVILLE – Janice Lee Nizet, 83, of Danville, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Janice was born January 1, 1936, in Danville, Ill., to Harmon and Ruby (Nicholson) Thomas. She worked at General Electric-Valmont for almost 40 years. Janice married James Richard Nizet on February 5, 1954. Jim preceded her in death February 7, 2004. Janice is survived by a daughter, Kym (Larry) VanVickle of Danville; three grandchildren, Jonathan and his fiance Danielle (Sacre) VanVickle of Danville, Thomas James “TJ” (Ashley) VanVickle of Washington, and Velma (Aaron) Koss of Danville; four great-grandchildren, Rian, Kamryn, Ayden and Peyton “Little P-Rae.” She also is…

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    WHITE, Betty Aug 24, 1936 – Sep 16, 2019

    Betty Lou Delores White, 83, of Tilton, met Jesus face to face at 3:30 p.m. Monday, September 16, 2019, at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living, Chrisman. She was born August 24, 1936, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of Harvey and Helen Elizabeth (Cooper) Griffin. She was united in marriage to her sweetheart, George A. White, on May 4, 1958, in Westville. After 61 years together, he will miss her dearly. Betty also will be missed by her son, Timothy Allen (Marianne) White of Danville; her daughter, Darla Jean White of Danville; her brother, Robert Swider of Danville; her grandchildren, Katy, Brianne and Carter, all of Danville; and many extended family and…

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    FELGENHAUER, Violet Nov 2, 1931 – Sep 15, 2019

    Violet Marie Felgenhauer, 87, of Covington, Ind., died at 3:35 p.m. EDT Sunday, September 15, 2019, at St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital. She was born November 2, 1931, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of Samuel and Alma (Robinson) Nale. She was a graduate of Georgetown High School and formerly attended Cumberland Presbyterian Church. They moved from Humerich, Ill., to Covington 50 years ago. She was a former Cub Scout leader and active in the PTO. Her employment was at General Electric and Valmont for 23 years. She greatly enjoyed her family. Violet married Jack Leroy Felgenhauer in February 1948. He died June 13, 2005. Surviving are six children, Randy (Mary) Felgenhauer…

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    FELGENHAUER, Violet Nov 2, 1931 – Sep 15, 2019

    Violet Marie Felgenhauer, 87, of Covington, Ind., died at 3:35 p.m. EDT Sunday, September 15, 2019, at St. Vincent Williamsport Hospital. She was born November 2, 1931, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of Samuel and Alma (Robinson) Nale. She was a graduate of Georgetown High School and formerly attended Cumberland Presbyterian Church. They moved from Humerich, Ill., to Covington 50 years ago. She was a former Cub Scout leader and active in the PTO. Her employment was at General Electric and Valmont for 23 years. She greatly enjoyed her family. Violet married Jack Leroy Felgenhauer in February 1948. He died June 13, 2005. Surviving are six children, Randy (Mary) Felgenhauer…

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    OSTERBUR, JoAnn Oct 31, 1940 – Sep 8, 2019

    JoAnn Osterbur, 79, of Oakwood, Ill., passed away Sunday, September 8, 2019, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, Ill. She was born August 31, 1940, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Farmer in Terre Haute, Ind. They precede her in death. Also preceding JoAnn in death include her husband, Lewis Osterbur; and son, David Osterbur. JoAnn leaves behind her children, Matthew Osterbur, Cynthia (Ron) Pridemore and Michelle (Joe) Gue; grandchildren, Rachal (Brad) Roach, Nathan (Kristan) Pridemore, Amber Gue and Kyle (Danielle Fouse) Gue; great-grandchildren, Piper Pridemore and Rosalyn Roach; and one sister, Margot Haney. JoAnn had many hobbies. She enjoyed music of all kinds, playing her piano, watching…

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    WOLFE, Mary Jan 21, 1958 – Aug 27, 2019

    Mary Louise Wolfe, 61, of Danville, passed away in her home with her daughters by her side on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. She was born on Jan. 21, 1958, the daughter of Carl and Virginia Foster. They precede her in death. Also preceding Mary in death includes her two brothers, Carl and Ron Foster. Mary leaves behind two daughters, Nicole (Jeremy) Zaayer and Tori (Jason Smith) Appl; four grandchildren, Tinley, Aston, Maddison, and Kiptyn; and one sister, Sue (Sam) Garmon. Mary worked for the University of Illinois Press for more than 20 years and was a member of the Batestown United Methodist Church for many years. She was a collector…

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    DELHAYE, George Oct 3, 1936 – Aug 27, 2019

    George Delhaye, lifelong resident of Westville, passed away on Aug. 27, 2019, at Carle Hospital in Champaign. George was born Oct. 3, 1936, at home in Westville to Louis and Helen Ames Delhaye. George attended Westville schools graduating with the class of 1955. After high school, he entered the Navy reserves and graduated with other sailors from The Great Lakes Navy Academy in Chicago. He married Sonna Shaw on Sept. 9, 1957, spent 50 wonderful years together in marriage before her passing in 2010. George entered the workforce at an early age, starting out at Davies Packing Company, then Tee Pak where he spent 35 years, retiring in 1999. Most…

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    Spriestersbach, Gordon

    Gordon “Craig” Spriestersbach, 62, of Cayuga, passed away at home on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. He was born in Danville on June 9, 1957, to the late Gerald “Jerry” C. and Joyce Ann (Kramer) Spriestersbach. Craig graduated from Covington High School in 1976 and married the love of his life, Elizabeth Jean Burch on Sept. 16, 1978. Throughout the years he worked at Olin/Flexel in Covington for 20 years, Covington IGA and recently retired from the Cayuga Red and White after 12 years. He loved computers and was always surfing the web. He was a Cubs, Colts and Pacers fan, IU basketball and Bobby Knight fan, and enjoyed watching NASCAR.…

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    WILLIAMS, Alexander Feb 13, 1943 – Aug 23, 2019

    Alexander Williams, 76, of Covington, Ind., passed away Friday, August 23, 2019. He was born in 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Benjamin and Margaret Williams. After graduating from Hughes High School in Cincinnati at age 18, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, retiring after 25 years. He also worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Danville, Ill., retiring after 20 years in 2005. His hobbies included watching his children participate in football, band, assisting with their Boy Scout/Girl Scout troops, cooking ribs, woodworking, flea markets and his 1969 Mercedes. Alex is preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Benjamin Williams; a brother, Marvin Williams. Surviving family…

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    BURNS, Shannon Jun 5, 1976 – Aug 23, 2019

    Shannon Marie Burns crossed over to eternal life on Aug. 23, 2019, with family and close friends by her side. Born in Burlington, Vt., on June 5, 1976, she leaves behind her mom and dad, Deby and Gabe Lutterschmidt; brother, Gary; life partner, Dennis Gritton; nephew, Damien Burns; niece, Summer Hopkins; her grandmothers, Dorothy Keoppen of Leesburg, Fla., Rita Burns of Essex Junction, Vt.; grandfather, Gottfried Lutterschmidt of Mauren, Liechtenstein; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The list of friends who were a part of her life is endless, as she cherished every one of them. She was predeceased by her father and three grandfathers. Shannon was known affectionately by…

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    SLEVA, Betty Nov 19, 1945 – Aug 28, 2019

    Betty K. Sleva, 73, of Peoria, Ill., formerly of Westville, passed away at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, in Peoria. She was born November 19, 1945, in Danville, Ill., the daughter of Cecil M. and Janet (Bishop) Gill. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Chris) White of Dunlap, Ill.; her grandsons, Connor and Elliott White, of Dunlap; her sister, Janice Barker, of Paxton, Ill.; three nephews; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark E. Sleva; her son, Aaron G. Sleva; her father, Cecil M. Gill; her mother, Janet (Bishop) Gill; her sister, Linda (Gill) Stine; and her…

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    ROSS, Joann May 1, 1931 – Aug 24, 2019

    Joann (Cox) Ross, from Catlin, Ill., was ushered into the presence of Jesus at age 88 on Saturday, August 24, 2019. She was born May 1, 1931, to the late George and Mable (McElhaney) Cox of Catlin. She went to Catlin Grade School and Catlin High School, where she graduated with honors in 1949. She was a faithful member of Catlin Church of Christ for over 47 years. In 1944, Joann met Rawlyn R. Ross in high school and they were married September 15, 1951, at Catlin Church of Christ. Joann worked at the 2nd National Bank of Danville, Ill., when they were first married and then worked as a…

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    BILDILLI, Dominic Jun 24, 1932 – Aug 29, 2019

    Dominic Albert Bildilli, 87, of Danville, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019, at OSF Sacred Heart in Danville. Per his wishes, he will be cremated with private family services at a later date. Dominic was born June 24, 1932, to Charles A. and Barbara (Giovanini) Bildilli Sr. in Bunsenville, Ill. He graduated from Georgetown High School in 1950. Following high school, he served for the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at General Motors for 40 years as a machinist. On February 12, 1956, he married Beverly Ann Pearman in Indianola, Ill. They recently celebrated 63 years together. Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Pamela (Kim)…

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    Buck, Ruth

    of Armstrong, passed away at Country Health, in Gifford. Funeral Mass 10:00 am Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, in Penfield. Visitation 4-7 pm Wednesday at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac. www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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    COFFEY, Donna May 15, 1955 – Aug 29, 2019

    Donna Darlene Coffey, 64, of Rossville, passed away at 9:19 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center. Donna was born on May 15, 1955, in Danville, the daughter of Gerald and Dorothy (Williams) Vaughn. She married Gordon Coffey, in 1989, in Paducah, Ky. He survives. She is also survived by one daughter, Stacey Brant of Rossville; four step-daughters, Amy Bogard of Hoopeston, Patty Coffey of Litchfield, Dena Coffey of Hoopeston and Wendy Thompson of Texas; three steps-sons, Linden Coffey, Chad Coffey and Richard Coffey all of Hoopeston; two grandchildren, Scotty and Donna Brant; one great-grandchild, Bentlee Brant; more than 30 step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren that she loved…

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    MOORE, Curtis

    Curtis Moore, taken too soon, for there is no more suffering. He went to be with the angels as he was surrounded at home by his wife, Dawn; sister, Marie; father, Curt (Char); daughters, Cheyenne and Heather; grandson, Michael and Zailyn; and his son, Zachary. He was preceded in death by his mother, sister, aunts and uncles. He loved fishing and hunting with his nephew Matt and his two grandsons, Michael and Zailyn. A memorial service will be at noon Saturday, Aug. 3, at Mallard Point at Kennekuk County Park. Leek & Sons Funeral Home, Danville, is assisting the family in arrangements. Condolences may be sent to www.leekandsonsfuneralhome.com

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    Philip Woods

    Philip Woods Philip Wayne Woods, 78, of Liberty, Texas and formerly of McLeansboro, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Kingwood Medical Center in Kingwood, TX. He was born October 23, 1940 in Ft. Morgan, Colorado to Michael J. and Celia (Ottens) Woods.  Philip was a retired truck driver and also worked for Walmart for several years.  He was a member of Christian Chapel Church and the First General Baptist Church in McLeansboro. Philip is survived by three daughters: Kimb…

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    Wilma Lewis

    Wilma Lewis Wilma F. Lewis, age 95 , of La Porte, IN, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at La Porte Hospital.  Wilma was born in McLeansboro, IL, on January 6, 1924 to Harry G. and Nora M. (Gibbs) Gunter.  On May 25, 1943, she married Howard A. Lewis in St. Louis, MO.  Surviving are her beloved children, Ronald (Norma) Lewis and Robert (Edwina) Lewis, both of La Porte, IN; four grandchildren, Ronald A. Lewis,  Pamela (Brian) Dolan, David (Erin) Lewis, and Lisa (Tom) T…

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    Rev. Dr. William Tomberlin

    Rev. Dr. William Tomberlin Rev. Dr. William B. Tomberlin went home to be with his Lord on May 20, 2019.  He was born in Nashville, GA on June 23, 1927 to Bernace and Susie (Brantley) Tomberlin. He leaves behind his wife of 70 years, JoAnn Tomberlin of McLeansboro, IL; two sons: Larry (Valerie) Tomberlin of Albuquerque, NM and Victor E. (Laura) Tomberlin of Ponte Vedra, FL; daughter, Judith (Stacey) Crawford of Kansas City, MO; grandchildren: Conna (Tim), Scott (Brooke), Amanda (Vic), Lau…

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    Fred Witter

    Fred Witter Fred Arthur Witter, age 95, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019. He was born in Wayne County on September 20, 1923, the son of Arthur and Gertie Witter. He married Mary Ruth Webb on April 8, 1951. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage before Mary Ruth’s death in 2016. Fred was preceded in death by Mary Ruth, both parents, brothers: Marshall, Clyde, Arles,  sister, Lois Kelley, and nephew, Donald Kelley. Homer Buchanan, a maternal uncle from Wayne County, also preceded him in…

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    DOUGLAS, Roger Oct 25, 1952 – May 12, 2019

    Roger E. Douglas, 66, of Hillsboro Ind., passed away Sunday May 12, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. He was born October 25, 1952, in Williamsport, Ind., the son of Eugene Kirk and Louise (Rhodenbaugh) Douglas. He married Gretchen J. Uplinger on January 26, 1991, in Hillsboro. Surviving family include his wife, Gretchen J. Douglas, Hillsboro; daughter, Racquel (Matt) Cosby, Waveland, Ind.; sisters, Carol Wolfe (Owen Keeling), Kingman; Brenda (Rick) Jones, Indianapolis; brother, Steven Douglas, Kingman; four stepdaughters, Buffy (Rachel) Wilson, Crawfordsville, Ind., Page Craft, Cayuga, Ind., Donna Faulkner, Danville, Ill., Tracy Bell, Indianapolis; stepson, Joe Douglas, Clinton, Ind.; 11 grandchildren, Carson Cosby, Sydney and Ben Trahan, Brittany…

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    Monty Ragan

    Monty Ragan Monty Barker Ragan, 76, of McLeansboro, IL, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  He was born March 26, 1943, in Salem, Missouri to James Jefferson and Olive (Barker) Ragan.  He married Rebecca Ann Smithpeters on January 31, 1964 and she survives.  He was a Christian by faith. Monty was a grain and livestock farmer and then owner/operator of Monty Ragan Oilfield Tank Truck Service for many years.  Howe…

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    Fritz Gunter Jr.

    Fritz Gunter Jr. Booneville, Missouri (formerly of McLeansboro) Fritz E. Gunter, Jr., age 95, formerly of McLeansboro, Illinois passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at his home in Booneville, Missouri.  He was employed by CocaCola corporation for twenty years.  He later went into homebuilding/construction and also served on the Deming, New Mexico Fire Department. Survivors include his wife, Kay N. Gunter, of Booneville, Missouri, two daughters, Lynn (husband Kenneth) Eaves, of …

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    Timothy Rubenacker

    Timothy Rubenacker Timothy Eugene Rubenacker, 73, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 at his home in Broughton, Illinois. He was born in Hamilton County, IL on August 4, 1945, the son of Oscar Joseph and Frances (Ewald) Rubenacker.  Timothy was a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Vietnam War.  He had worked as a metal polisher for the Johnson Outboard Marine Corporation and was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Dahlgren. Timothy is survived by his son, Sha…

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    Mary Hale

    Mary Hale Mary Lee Hale, 82, of Conyers, Georgia and formerly of Dahlgren, IL, passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 at Morningside Assisted Living in Conyers, GA. She was born December 27, 1936 in Belle Rive, IL, the daughter of Arnold and Lois (Smith) Ripplinger.  Mary was a retired electrician and a member of IBEW Local and the Assembly of God Church. Mary is survived by two sons: Richard LaBonte of St. Charles, MO and Kevin (Nina) LaBonte of Covington, GA; four grandchildren: Kimberly T…

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    Doggett, Margaret

    of Dunedin,DOGGETT, Margaret Jean of Dunedin, FL passed away January 20, 2019. Service: 1 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the VA Chapel, Building 49, 1900 E. Main St., Danville

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    Dorothy Cox

    Dorothy Cox Mrs. Dorothy Mae (Cook) Cox, 90, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at the Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was born August 27, 1928 near Dale, IL, the daughter of Virgil Smith and Felsia (Miller) Cook.  On November 19, 1946 she married Willie Earl Cox in Dixon, Kentucky.  They farmed together for many years.  They were married for 45 years until Willie passed away in 1992. Mrs. Cox was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary and DAV Au…

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    Gary Kuhn

    Gary Kuhn Gary Lee Kuhn, 69, a resident of Benton, Illinois, passed away Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Harrisburg Medical Center in Harrisburg, IL. He was born November 30, 1949 in Salem, IL, the son of Jacob and Alice (Bryan) Kuhn.  Gary was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served during the Vietnam War.  He was also an intern for the FBI and worked as a civil servant at Scott Air Force Base for 38 years. Gary is survived by his mother, Alice Morland of McLeansboro, IL; two so…

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    TOBY, Mary Apr 22, 1932 – Apr 3, 2019

    Mary Elizabeth Toby, 86, of Glen Carbon and formerly of Jacksonville, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Meridan Village in Glen Carbon. She was born April 22, 1932, in Danville, the daughter of John F. and Victoria Koziol Cassel. She married Keith R. Toby on October 26, 1950, at St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Danville. He preceded her in death June 23, 2011. She is survived by one daughter, Cynthia (Joseph) Kennedy of Virginia; three sons, Michael (Maureen) Toby of Naperville, Patrick (Cheryl) Toby of Kansas City, Mo., and David (Melissa) Toby of Glen Carbon; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother, Larry Cassel of Florida. She was…