• Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Sue Christian

    Sue Christian Riverton Sue (Quinn) Christian, 82, of Riverton IL, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Villas West in Sherman IL. Sue was born in Paris IL, on January 24, 1938 the daughter of Clayton and Mary (Creech) Quinn.   A complete obituary will follow in the future.  Sue (Quinn) Christian, 82, of Riverton IL, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Villas West in Sherman IL. Sue was born in Paris IL, on January 24, 1938 the daughter of Clayton and Mary… Vie…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    George Moss

    George Moss Quincy George Gilbert Moss was born May 20, 1921, in Jacksonville, Illinois, the Son of Ralph Roy and Nelia E. (Wight) Moss. He married Evelyn June DeFrates February 22, 1947. Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Lynn Eggleston of Riverton, IL, and Beverly Bakowski, of Springfield, IL; sister, Mildred Clemons of Pleasant Plains; and brother, John (Jack) of Springfield. There are also 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews all scattered around the s…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Dale Mendenhall

    Dale Mendenhall Buffalo Dale L. Mendenhall, 88, of Buffalo, died on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Heritage Healthcare in Springfield.  Dale was born on January 7, 1932, in Buffalo, the son of Arthur and Pauline ( Wilborn) Mendenhall. He married Joann Etherton on January 26, 1952 in Mechanicsburg and she preceded him in death on February 28, 2005. Dale was a Korean War Veteran as well as a lifelong farmer and enjoyed collecting antiques, marbles, and Winchester accessories.  He is prece…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Karen Hewitt

    Karen Hewitt Edinburg Karen L. Hewitt, 72, of Edinburg, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. Karen was born in Springfield on February 24, 1948, the daughter of Patrick and Eleanor (Mohn) Green. She married Tom Hewitt on June 6, 1967 and he survives. She enjoyed hot rodding, crafts, dancing and shopping with her sister. Karen had a heart as big as the ocean and always put others first. She is preceded in death by her parents, and one grandson Ty Hunter …

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Herman Kuntzman

    Herman Kuntzman Springfield Herman “Sonny” Kuntzman, 80, of Springfield, IL, passed away on the morning of Wednesday March 18, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center.  Sonny was born on September 19th, 1939 the son of Herman and Virginia (Beerup) Kuntzman.  Cremation services are being accorded at the funeral home and there will be a memorial services held at a later date.  Please contact the family to send your condolences if you would like.  You may also sign our online registe…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Anthony Ramirez

    Anthony Ramirez Springfield On the day you were born, you brought to the world a gift of joy and love.  Anthony, because of you we are blessed with so many happy, funny and beautiful memories. When you entered a room you brightened it up and made it come to life, you would never allow a dance floor to remain empty under your watch, and you were always the life of the party. We will never forget your 50thbirthday party that brought us all together to celebrate you and …

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Jan Haines

    Jan Haines Springfield Jan Kendall Haines, 78, passed away on Thursday March 12th at home in Springfield. Jan was born February 24th, 1942 the son of Laverne and Lenore Wilson Haines. He married Evelyn Vangeison in November of 1961 and they had three daughters. He was raised on a farm outside of Bulpitt, IL, where he graduated from South Fork High School. He went on to work as a parts manager and a sales associate for Caterpillar Machinery. Jan is lovingly remembered by his spouse of 25 years…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Doris Clark

    Doris Clark Eureka, MO, Formerly of Rochester, Doris P. Clark, born and raised in Rochester, IL. passed away peacefully March 11, 2020 at St. Andrews Care Facility, Eureka, MO. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until the time of the service at 11:00AM on Monday, March 16, 2020, at Wilson Park Funeral Home, 200 East Main Street, Rochester, IL. 62563. In lieu of flowers donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Doris P. Clark, born and raised in Roche…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Patricia Ott

    Patricia Ott Springfield Mrs. Ott, 75, of Springfield, passed away at Memorial Medical Center in the early hours of Sunday morning. She is the descendant of Lawrence Leach and Catherine Mileham of Salem, Massachusetts. Mrs. Ott was born on January 11, 1945 in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Sheridan and Frances (Parrish) Leach. Survivors include brother, Sheridan Jr. of Wheatfield, IN; sister, Leah Askew of Kankakee, IL; brothers Donald Farrar and Ronald Farrar of St. Paul, MN; brothers, Jim Tayl…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Gail Juhl

    Gail Juhl Springfield Gail R. (Bale) Juhl, 54, of Springfield, IL, passed away at Memorial Medical Center on Sunday March 8th, 2020 in the company of her family. Gail was born in Springfield, IL, on March 30th, 1965 the daughter of Marvin and Bertha (Garvin) Bale. She will be deeply missed by all. She left an extraordinary impact on all who knew her.   Gail was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother Rodney Bale. She is survived by her son, Daniel (partner, Wendy) of Maine; 3 g…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Gary Beals

    Gary Beals Rochester Gary Beals, 60, of Rochester, died on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Aperion Care in Springfield. Gary was born on September 27, 1959, in Taylorville, the son of Robert and Frances (Goeckner) Beals. He was a St. Louis Cardinals Fan, and worked at Bob Evans as a cook for 15 years, prior to that he enjoyed carpentry and wood working. In his younger days Gary enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert; and brother, Mark Beals. Gary is survived by …

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Susan Phares

    Susan Phares Riverton Susan Marie Phares passed peacefully Friday, March 6.  She lived a life of joy filled with family, friends, dogs and as much adventure as she and husband Roy could make happen including 80 mph motorcycle rides. Susan leaves behind her husband Roy of 22 years, her two sons Rocky and Coby, grandson Justin, Roy’s daughter Marjorie, her husband Arnie, son Paul, his wife Stephanie, granddaughter Lily, grandson Luke, Susan’s sisters Cheri Lahue and Karen Lusby, many lovin…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Ruby Green

    Ruby Green Springfield Ruby Green, 96, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at her son’s home. Ruby was born on January 20, 1924, in Edinburg, the daughter of James and Catherine (Thoman) Stanbery. She married Delbert Green on November 29, 1942 and he preceded her in death in 1990. Ruby worked at Sangamo Electric as an assembler for 28 years before retiring and then ran a home daycare. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and was a caregiver her whole life. S…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Lindel Kern

    Lindel Kern Springfield Lindel R. Kern, 94, of Springfield IL, passed away on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital.   Lindel was born in Springfield IL, on February 20, 1926 the son of Ralph and Louise Kern.   He was preceded in death by his parents.   Lindel is survived by his wife, Virtie Mae (Shofner) Kern; his children, Gary (Beth) Kern, Alan (Deborah) Kern, and Linda (Jim) Stice; 5 Grandchildren, and 3 Great Grandchildren.   Lindel served as a combat inf…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Robert Taft

    Robert Taft Rochester Robert W. Taft, 77, of Rochester, died on Tuesday, February 25, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. Bob was born on December 30, 1942, in Rochester, the son of Howard and Irene (Davis) Taft. Bob grew up in Rochester and attended Rochester schools before joining the United States Army and serving in Vietnam. He graduated from Springfield Barber College and was a registered professional barber in the 1960’s as well as a farmer in the Rochester area for nearly all of …

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Connie Margaron

    Connie Margaron Springfield Connie Sue (Ersery) Margaron, 54, of Springfield IL, passed away at her home on Tuesday February 18, 2020.   Connie was born on May 9, 1965 in Springfield IL, the daughter of Jack and Carol (Warren) Margaron.   She was preceded in death by her father, Jack; grandparents, Eileen and William (Bill) Warren; step-father, Wayne Ersery; and grandson, Jagger E. Cox.   She is survived by her children, Kayla Wartenbe, Marcus Wartenbe, Caitlin Wartenbe, N…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Elsie McElyea

    Elsie McElyea Niantic Elsie M. McElyea, 87, of Niantic, passed away on Wednesday, February, 19, 2020 at Hickory Point Christian Village in Forsyth. Elsie was born on January 11, 1933, in Springfield, IL. the daughter of Thomas and Viola Wilson. She married Joseph McElyea on June 30, 1950 in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Elsie loved sewing, crocheting, and talking endlessly about her grandchildren. She will be missed greatly by those who knew her. Elsie’s family would like to extend their appreciation…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    John Spindel

    John Spindel Edinburg John Spindel, 89, of Edinburg, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2020 at Life’s Journey in Taylorville. John was born on September 20, 1930, the son of John and Eleanor (Greenwalt) Spindel. He married Esther Huegel on February 2, 1957 and she survives. John is a Korean War Veteran and was a member of the Edinburg United Methodist Church. He enjoyed camping, gardening, riding his bike, trains, cave exploring and traveling to Colorado and Texas for vacation. John and Est…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Thomas Mitchell Sr.

    Thomas Mitchell Sr. Springfield Thomas W. Mitchell Sr., 79, of Springfield IL, passed away on Sunday February 16, 2020 in the company of his family. Thomas was born on March 3, 1940 in Springfield, the son of Isaac and Iva (Campbell) Mitchell. He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers; and 1 sister. Thomas is survived by his wife, Carol Mitchell of Springfield; children, Thomas W. Mitchell Jr. (wife, April) of Standard City, Kimberly L. Prehoda (husband, Bobby) of Riverton, Kevin L….

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Winifred Fleck

    Winifred Fleck Buffalo Winifred “Winnie” Fleck, 98, of Buffalo, passed away on Saturday, February 19, 2020 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was born on January 2, 1922, in Dawson, IL. the daughter of Omar and Beatrice (Kerns) Bumgarner. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved Loren Ketchum and sons RJ and Paul Fleck. She is survived by her daughter Kathy (Bill) Ladew of Clinton, IL.; Grandchildren, Angie (Larry) Dietsch of Leroy, IL., Bob (Jennifer) Meschnark of Sa…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    LeRoy Karrick III

    LeRoy Karrick III Riverton LeRoy Karrick III of Riverton passed away February 14, 2020 at Memorial Hospital. He was born July 10, 1970 to LeRoy Karrick Jr. and Sarah Synder-Cooper Karrick. He was preceded in death by his father LeRoy Karrick Jr. He was employed by Kelly Group as a welder He is survived by one son, Cody and one daughter, Alyssa both of Springfield; mother, Sarah Karrick of Riverton; one sister, Lenora (Jeff) Pulcher of Springfield; and one brother, Brian (Janet) Cooper of Mech…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Martin(Marty) Fahey

    Martin(Marty) Fahey Springfield   Martin “Marty” T. Fahey passed away on February 7, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by close family. He was born on March 5, 1956 to William “Barney” and Patricia Fahey.    He was preceded in death by his father, William “Barney” and his brother Michael. Marty is survived by his children Lindsay Smith and Joel (Grace) Fahey; mother, Patricia; 2 grandchildren; twin sister Marcia (David) Bentley;…   …

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Martin Fahey

    Martin Fahey Springfield Martin “Marty” T. Fahey passed away on February 7, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by close family. He was born on March 5, 1956 to William “Barney” and Patricia Fahey.    He was preceded in death by his father, William “Barney” and his brother Michael. Marty is survived by his children Linsday Smith and Joel (Grace) Fahey; mother, Patricia; 2 grandchildren; twin sister Marcia (David) Bentley;… Martin “Mar…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Henry Smith

    Henry Smith Springfield Henry K. Smith, 63, of Springfield, IL passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020.   Henry was born on June 30, 1956 in Springfield, the son of Leslie and Gertrude (Wheeler) Smith.   He was preceded in death by his parents; as well as his in-laws, Bud and Marge Houchin.   Henry is survived by his wife, Brenda Smith; children, Tiffany (Ryan) Kleimenhagen, Courtney (Jason) Williams, Jared (Samantha) Smith; 5 grandchildren, Madison, Christopher, Natrell, Jaxcy…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Nathan Wilcoxon

    Nathan Wilcoxon Rochester Nathan Wilcoxon, 92, of Rochester, passed away on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Home in Springfield. Nate was born on October 16, 1927, in Sherman, the son of Ralph and Martha (Underwood) Wilcoxon. He married Carol Aune on June 3, 1951 and she survives. Nate received his BSCE degree from the University of Grand Forks in North Dakota and retired after working for Crawford Murphy & Tilly after 40 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 19…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Edith Pride

    Edith Pride Springfield Edith “Dolly” Pride, 89, of Springfield, peacefully passed away on February 8, 2020 with her family by her side. Edith was born in Decatur, IL. on March 20, 1930, to BB and Helen Burgess who preceded her in death. Edith married Jesse M. Pride in 1949, and they had three children, Kathy, Sharon, and Linda. Jesse preceded her in death. Linda, her youngest daughter, also preceded her in death in 2003. Surviving are her two children, Kathy Bang of Springfield, IL. and Shar…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Vida Elsner

    Vida Elsner Springfield Vida Lee Elsner, 72, of Springfield, IL passed away on January 22, 2020 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg, IL. Vida was born in Springfield, IL on May 27, 1947 the daughter of David H. Elsner and Frances V. (Chronister) Elsner. In her youth she lived an athletic life, playing all the sports and even enjoyed swimming and dancing as she grew up. Vida also loved to travel and had an opportunity to go to Europe and tried her hand at skiing. She started working at t…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Earl “Glen” Moreland

    Earl “Glen” Moreland Springfield Earl “Glen” Moreland, 83, of Springfield, IL passed away at his home on February 2, 2020. Glen was born on August 8, 1936 in Ramsey, IL the son of Earl Moreland and Dorothy (Harris) Moreland. Dorothy later re-married Russell Maroney, who treated Glen as a son of his own. In his younger years, Glen was very involved in the 4H Livestock Program, and also worked for the US Postal Service in Hillsboro, IL. He joined the United States Air Force in 1957 and served u…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Melvin Miner

    Melvin Miner Rochsester Melvin L. Miner, 88, of Rochester, passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at Auburn Nursing and Rehab in Auburn. Melvin was born on October 26, 1931, the son of Joseph and Ethel (O’Conner) Miner. He married Gladys Penrod on July 9, 1988 and she survives. Melvin worked as welder for Navistar-International before retiring and moving to Rochester in 2003. He was a member of the Rochester First Baptist Church, Local 6 UAW Stone Park, IL. a Korean War Veteran and enjoyed …

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Valeria Shaughnessy

    Valeria Shaughnessy Oak Brook, IL 94 years ago, on Black’s Farm at the outskirts of Springfield, Valeria Shaughnessy was born, the fourth in a family of five children, to Vincent and Barbara Shadis. She was raised in Springfield, attending Palmer and Feitshans schools, and graduating from St. John’s School of Nursing in 1947.  Her nursing career took her from Springfield to New Mexico, California, and Mass General in Boston before returning to St John’s. She married Richard Shaughnessy i…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Shirley Lewis

    Shirley Lewis Rochester Shirley Marie Lewis, 90, of Rochester, died on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Shirley was born on December 14, 1929, in Greenville, Illinois, the daughter of Elisha and Edith (Bowlin) Tucker. She married David Lewis on January 7, 1956; he preceded her in death on January 3, 2017. Prior to moving to Springfield Shirley worked for Federal Land Bank in Effingham as an administrative assistant. She continued her career in Springfield …

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Louise Taplin

    Louise Taplin Springfield Louise P. Taplin, 90, of Springfield IL, passed away on Tuesday January 28, 2020 at her home while in the company of her family. Lou was born on January 25, 1930 in Hopewell VA, the daughter of John “Knight” Eanaes and Elizabeth (Eades) Atkinson. She was preceded in death by her son, Paul, her parents, 3 sisters, and her business partner in crime, Helen Austin. Lou is survived by Jim and Kay West of Springfield IL; 8 grandchildren, Paul Jr. (wife, Karin) Taplin, Shan…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Gary Lynn

    Gary Lynn Oakford Gary Blain Lynn, 61, of Oakford IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 26, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. Gary was born on April 15, 1958 the son of Harold and Norma (Cohenour) Lynn in Pekin IL. Gary served in the United States Army from 1978 to 1982. He became a Registered Nurse in 1994 after receiving his Associates Degree in Nursing from Lincoln Land Community College.    He was preceded in death by his father …

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Ruth Dobbe

    Ruth Dobbe Pleasant Plains Ruth Hermina (Jurgens) Dobbe, age 93 and formerly of Pleasant Plains, IL.  passed to paradise at her home in Concordia Village on Friday, January 24th, 2020. Ruth was born in Newmansville, IL. on April 7, 1926 to John Herman Jurgens and Eula Bell Stiltz Jurgens.  As a 1944 graduate of Virginia High School, Ruth completed a summer course at Western Illinois Teachers College and passed the required Illinois State Teacher’s Exam. In the fall of 1944, at the a…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Shirley Bown

    Shirley Bown Springfield Shirley Ann (Hannel) Bown of Springfield, IL entered Heaven on Saturday January 25, 2020 at the Villas East in Sherman while in the company of her family.   Shirley was born in Summer Hill, IL on May 27, 1942 the daughter of Myrl and Cassie (Holcomb) Hannel.   Shirley was preceded in death by Robert Alan Bown (husband), Myrl Hannel (father), Cassie (Holcomb) Hannel (mother), and a great nephew Brener Hannel.   She is survived by her son Ronald A. Bown (…

  • Mechanicsburg,  Rochester,  Springfield

    Van Prater

    Van Prater Rochester Van Allen Prater, 61, of Rochester, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at his home. Van was born on June 1, 1958 in Springfield, the son of Tom and Barb (Beaty) Prater. He was an EMT/Paramedic for 30+ years. In his later years he found happiness driving a semi for Herrin/Berry Fertilizer and enjoyed fishing and riding his motorcycle. He was a loving son, father and grandfather. Van was preceded in death by his father, and one brother; Kent P…