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    Celeste (Root) King

    Celeste (Root) King, 68, of Taylorville, formerly of Assumption, passed away on November 9, 2019 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis due to complications from Pulmonary Hypertension.  She was born on January 18, 1951 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur, the daughter of Albert and Genevieve (Cazalet) Root.  She married John A. King at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Assumption, on August 24, 1974.  Celeste was a retired hairdresser, nail technician, and bank teller at Regions Bank.  She loved her family and adored her grandchildren more than anything.   Mrs. King is survived by her husband: John A. King of Taylorville; children: Stephanie Spresser of South Elgin, IL and son:…

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    Celeste King

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    Jessie "Sug/Suggie" Irene Holt (Scallions)

    Jessie “Sug/Suggie” Irene Holt (Scallions), 83 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. at Hickory Estates in Taylorville, IL. She was born on September 1, 1936 in Henderson County, TN the daughter of Dolphus David and Mamie Alberta (Waller) Scallions. She married Jesse Max Holt on September 30, 1954 and he preceded her in death. She worked for 23 years at Sangamon Card Company and she was the Co-Owner of Mr. T’s Restaurant. Sug enjoyed her family especially all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She loved Traveling to Florida, Opry Land, Nashville and Branson.  She enjoyed her time with her sisters at Nashville North.  She…

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    Pamela McConnell

    Pamela McConnell, 63 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 8:09 a.m. at her home in Taylorville, IL. She was born on June 28, 1956 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of Mick and Pat (Sparling) Emmerling. She married Lyndon McConnell on July 7, 2007 in Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death on November 11, 2012. Pam worked as the Principal at South Elementary School in Taylorville. She was a member of the Taylorville Moose Lodge #1416, Alpha PHI and the National Education Association. Pam loved her kids and grandkids and was passionate about her career as an educator. In her free time, she loved spending…

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    Mary Tanner Michel

    Mary Tanner Michel, 95 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 2:20 a.m. at Hickory Estates in Taylorville, IL. She was born on February 15, 1924 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of William Richard and Irma Pearl (Muman) Tanner. She married Eugene Michel on August 3, 1941 in Palmyra, MO and he preceded her in death on September 8, 2004. Mary was a past member of the center Unit of HCEA and Red Hat Ladies. She loved making bears and giving them to family and friends, she enjoyed shopping and occasionally going to the casino. She also loved spending time with her family.   She is survived…

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    Chiquita AnaLois (Wicker) Henn

    Chiquita AnaLois (Wicker) Henn, 75 , of Assumption, was reunited with her husband, while surrounded by her family in her home, November 4, 2019.   Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 8, 2019 in Seitz Funeral Home, Assumption.  Visitation will be from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., prior to service time.  Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Assumption.  Memorials may be made to the family.   Chiquita was born February 4, 1944 in Steele, MO, the daughter of Jesse and Bernice (Hardin) Wicker.  She married Michael “Mick” Henn February 4, 1976 in Savannah, TN.  He preceded her in death July 12, 2019.   Surviving are her sons: Kenny…

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    Frances Marie Kelmel-Frost

    Frances Marie Kelmel-Frost, 90, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:38 a.m., on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Frances was born November 20, 1928 in Hillsboro, the daughter of Clarence Cecil and Beatrice (Lange) Oakley.  She married Harold W. “Shorty” Kelmel in 1951, and they later divorced.  Frances then married Robert Gene Frost, and he preceded her in death March 7, 2001. Frances was a devoted homemaker.  Nothing in life made her happier, than when her entire family was together.  Frances enjoyed cooking for them, and crocheting many different things for them.  She also enjoyed jigsaw puzzles and listening to country music on the radio.…

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    Dolores E. (Tolliver) Ketchum

    Dolores E. (Tolliver) Ketchum, 86, of Taylorville, passed away at 12:38 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Taylorville Care Center with her three loving daughters at her side. Dolores was born February 5, 1933 in Taylorville, the daughter of Otto and Dorothy Tolliver and natural parents Otto and Eileen Boch.  She married Roy Eugene “Gene” Ketchum, Jr. on March 27, 1949 at the Methodist Parsonage in Hillsboro, and they enjoyed over 63 years of marriage.  He preceded her in death on January 17, 2013. Dolores attended Taylorville High School and went on to be a devoted homemaker.  She loved to dance, spending many years as a member of Charlie’s…

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    Tim R. Emerson

    Tim R. Emerson, Sr. 78, of rural Moweaqua, IL formerly of Taylorville, IL passed away at 9:00 P.M. Thursday, October 31, 2019 at his home. He was born December 2, 1940 in Taylorville, IL the son of Jacob and Edith (Reber) Emerson. Mr. Emerson married Connie Kroener on March 2, 1966 in Taylorville, IL and she survives. Also surviving are a son Tim (wife Kim) Emerson Jr of Taylorville, IL a daughter Rhonda (Todd) Henderson of Moweaqua, IL, a step Daughter Sherri (Mike) Christine of Pana, IL along with 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a great-granddaughter, 4 brothers and 8 sisters. Cremation rites…

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    Marshall Douglas Lowe

    Marshall Douglas Lowe, 64 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at his home in Taylorville, IL after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on December 14, 1954 in Chicago, IL the son of William H. and Virginia M. Lowe. He married Donna Simpson on November 5, 2005 in Taylorville, IL. Marshall was the owner of Lowe’s Paving & Sealcoating and he was a member of the Moose Lodge #1516 in Taylorville. Marshall was known for his very strong work ethic. He started his business with a tank in the back of a pickup truck and over 20 years of hard work and…

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    Andrew "Andy" John Kolenich

    Andrew “Andy” John Kolenich, 81, of Auburn, IL passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at his home in Auburn. He was born on February 19, 1938 in Auburn, the son of Andrew and Cecelia (Bottino) Kolenich. He married Joyce Grossner on May 28, 1959 in Auburn. Andy worked in heating and cooling at Dickey-John in Auburn. He loved to fish and he especially loved his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was also a die-hard Steelers fan. Andy was a member of the Divernon Resi Sportsmans Club in Divernon. He is survived by his Wife: Joyce Kolenich of Auburn, IL; Children: Cynthia (Dave) Jones, Michael (Sallie) Kolenich, Monica…

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    Sharon Darlene Mense

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    Rosemary Brown

    Rosemary Brown, 89, of Taylorville, passed away at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  She was born on April 23, 1930 in Morris, Illinois the daughter of Lawrence E. and Bernice (Connor) Arneson.  She married William J. Brown on March 17, 1951 in Morris.  He preceded her in death on May 12, 2004.  Rosemary graduated from St. Angela’s Academy in Morris and also attended Bradley University in Peoria.  She was a homemaker and worked as a bookkeeper for Brown & Sons. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the CD of A.  Rosemary was a 50-year member of the Taylorville Women’s Club…

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    Rosemary Brown

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    Joyce Ann Riley

    Joyce Ann Riley, 79, of Herrick, IL passed away peacefully at 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Effingham, IL with her loved ones by her side. Joyce was born on November 25, 1939, in Marion, IL, the daughter of Henry and Maxine (Short) Hudgens. She and Steven Riley were united in holy matrimony on May 23, 1970 in Las Vegas, NV. Joyce was a homemaker who adored her family. She could usually be found watching baseball or volunteering with the little league. She was also a proud sponsor of little league. Surviving are her husband, Steven Riley of Herrick, IL; sons:…

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    Maude A.M. Lambert

    Maude A.M. Lambert, 103 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at her residence in Taylorville, IL. She was born on April 16, 1916 in Palmer, IL the daughter of Guy and Nina (Ginger) Moses. She married Dwight Lambert on December 24, 1944 and he preceded her in death on July 21, 1990.  Maude was a retired business owner and operator of Lamberts Electric and Appliance Store in Taylorville for many years. She was an avid quilter and was known for her delicious pies and chicken and noodles.   She is survived by her Daughter: Marie Ann Lambert of Taylorville; two grandchildren: Dwighla Yard of…

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    Larry D. Repscher

    Larry D. Repscher, 59 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 7:54 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on January 17, 1960 in Taylorville, IL the son of Frank L. and Dorothy G. (Reber) Repscher. He married Janice S. Windell on February 22, 1992 in Taylorville, IL. Larry worked as a construction coordinator for Newwave Communications. He loved to fish and spend time on the family farm. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville. He is survived by his Wife: Janice Repscher of Taylorville, IL; Brothers: Melvin (Rita) Repscher of Taylorville and Frank (Barbara) Repscher of Kihei,…

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    Tiffiany J Stengel

    Tiffiany J Stengel, 37, of Kincaid passed away on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She was born July 6th, 1982 in Springfield, IL the daughter of Mildred “Midge” (Gudgel) Willett of Kincaid and the late Richard “Rick” Stengel of Springfield.   Tiffiany graduated from South Fork High School in Kincaid and worked as a caretaker.  She enjoyed visiting with her mom who was her best friend and enjoyed the times they would have going to lunch, shopping and hanging out together.     Tiffiany is preceded in death by her dad whom she loved very much.   She is survived by her Mother Midge and Step-father Dave…

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    Thomas Duane Harvell

    Thomas Duane Harvell, 77 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 4:49 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on May 1, 1942 in Brown County, IL the son of Dudley and Betty (VanHynning) Harvell. He married Karen Kay Orr on December 14, 1960 in the Free Methodist Church in Taylorville. Tom retired from Bridgestone Firestone Tire and Rubber Company and he was a member of the NRA, Illinois Forestry Program and NWTF. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids.   He is survived by his Wife: Karen Kay Harvell of Taylorville, IL;…

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    Lela Geraldine Hazel

    Lela Geraldine Hazel, 103 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 1:00 a.m. at her residence in Taylorville, IL. She was born on August 11, 1916 in Tower Hill, IL the daughter of Orville and Elizabeth (Ballard) Nance. She married Donald Durbin on September 19, 1933 in Taylorville, IL and he preceded her in death on September 21, 1957, then she married Marion Kelly Hazel on June 6, 1962 in Hillsboro, IL and he also preceded her in death in March of 2001. Lela Helped her husband on the farm and she also worked at Simplicity and Rothly Garment for 33 years. She loved reading, sewing, raising…

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    Norma Jean Duncan

    Ms. Norma Jean Duncan of Taylorville died on October 17, 2019 in Bayside Wisconsin. She was born on September 29, 1928 in Taylorville, the youngest daughter of Mike and Christine (Mecca) Marsaglia. With the exception of residing in Wisconsin for five years, she lived her lifetime in Taylorville. Norma graduated from Taylorville High School in 1946, and was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. She was employed as a receptionist for Liberty Mutual Insurance for 15 years, the Secretary of State office for 12 years and the Farm Service Agency for 6 years. In December 1963 She married Paul Vansack. Their daughter Paula was born in 1967.…

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    Michael Dean Bethard

    Michael Dean Bethard, 69, of Morrisonville, IL, passed away at 2:12 p.m. on Monday, October 21, 2019 at his residence. Michael was born November 2, 1949 in Taylorville, IL, the son of Loren “Pete” and Betty (Wilson) Bethard.  He married Janet Sue Spurgeon on November 4, 1968 in Morrisonville, IL.   Michael graduated from Morrisonville High School in 1967.  He owned and operated W.H. Kent. Inc. since 1985.  Michael was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, and enjoyed trout fishing in Missouri.  Most of all, Michael enjoyed his time spent with his grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.   Michael is survived by…

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    Martha Elizabeth Williams

    Martha Elizabeth Williams, 86 of Effingham formerly of Kincaid passed away on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11:20 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was born on August 8, 1933 in Logan County, IL the daughter of Ross and Lida (Byers) Williams. She worked as a secretary for an insurance company in Taylorville and was a devote Catholic.   She is survived by her Son: Michael (Veronica) Beaman of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Terri (Kyle) Taylor of Effingham, IL; Diane Bilyeu of Taylorville, IL; Eight Grandchildren; Nine Great-Grandchildren; Sister: Pat Reber of Taylorville, IL and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents,…

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    Mildred Marie Renken

    Mildred Marie Renken, 91, of Effingham, IL, went to be with her Heavenly Father while being surrounded by her family at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at her residence. Mildred M. Renken is survived by, daughter, Lois (Jon) Ruppert of Taylorville; son, Mark (Terri) of Kokomo, IN; five grandchildren, Gretchen Alaina Ruppert, Lane Ruppert, Faith Renken, Abigail Renken and Timothy Renken; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Glenn E. Renken, on December 18, 2010; her parents, Henry T. and Mary L. “Maime” (Deedrick) Oye; and siblings, Alvin, Edwin, Willie, and Harry Oye and Helen McCartney. Mildred was born in…

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    Elizabeth Elnora Johnson

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    Dennis Lyle McLaughlin

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    Mark D. Durbin

    Mark D. Durbin, 59 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 1:16 a.m. Mark was born on August 27,1960 to Harold A. Durbin and Helen Dexheimer Durbin. He graduated in 1978 from Morrisonville High School. On November 28, 1981, he married Mary Jo Sloan. They raised three daughter’s Mary, Mandi and Marsha. He spent his life working for area farmers and auctioneers. He was the owner of A-1 Taxi. He spent the past 5 years working for Battery Specialists and Golf Carts.   He is survived by his wife Mary Jo, his three daughter’s Mary Mclean, Mandi Smith and Marsha Durbin and his son in law Rusty…

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    Margaret Sharon (Watson) Lyons

    Margaret Sharon (Watson) Lyons, 73 of Taylorville formerly of Stonington passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at 4:20 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on January 14, 1946 in Stonington, IL the daughter of Joseph Howard and Beatrice (Lewis) Watson. Sharon as she was known to family as friends, was raised in Stonington, IL. After attending Stonington High School (class of ’64) she married Minor Dishon. She then moved to Taylorville in 1978. They later divorced. She retired and was quite skilled as a certified nurses assistant and home health care aide. She enjoyed books, crochet, trivia and bingo and was a member of…

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    Judith Collene (Franklin) Bandy

    Judith Collene (Franklin) Bandy, 88 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:09 a.m. at Moweaqua Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Moweaqua, IL. She was born on July 16, 1931 in Warrensburg, IL the daughter of Ray and Jesse (Marvel) Franklin. She married Darrell L. Bandy on September 3, 1948 in Ft. Wayne, IN and they enjoyed 71 years together. She was a collector of many different items, and delighted in being a farmers wife. She graduated from Olney Central College with a degree in genealogy.   She is survived by her Husband: Darrell L. Bandy of Taylorville, IL; Son: T.R. Bandy of Phoenix, AZ; Daughter:…

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    Lawrence E. Bramel

    Lawrence E. Bramel, 78 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 3:50 p.m. at his residence in Taylorville, IL. He was born on March 5, 1941 in Taylorville, IL the son of Robert and Ophelia (Pallai) Bramel. Lawrence was a retired elementary school teacher in Taylorville and was a member of the United Federation of Dolls.   He is survived by his Brother: Frank Bramel of Mt. Auburn, IL; Niece: Darla (Mark) Cochran of Blue Mound, IL; Nephew: Don (Susan) Henderson of Mt. Auburn, IL; Great Nephew: Cody Henderson; Great Nieces: Libby Campbell, and Rhilee Cochran; Great-Great-Niece: Brynlee Maxine Campbell; and several Cousins He was preceded in…

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    Kenneth "Buck" Fisher, Sr

    Kenneth “Buck” Fisher, Sr., 53, of Assumption, IL, passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at his residence.  Buck was born August 22, 1966 in Marion, IL, the son of John F. and Carol Ann (York) Fisher.  He married Kristine E. Newlin on October 4, 1987 in Mattoon, IL.   Buck graduated from Mattoon High School, and drove semi-trucks for a number of trucking companies over the years. He was ornery, tough, and funny, and would do anything that needed to be done to take care of his family.  Buck loved motorcycles, fast cars, and rock and roll, and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.  …

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    Catherine M. Johnson

    Catherine M. Johnson, 60 of Taylorville passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 4:00p.m. at Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana. She was born on August 23, 1959 in Taylorville the daughter of James A. and Dora Mae (Rohdemann) Kidd.  She worked at County Market in Taylorville for over 20 years in the bakery department and later retired. She is survived by her Son: Jeremy A. Kidd of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Robyn Kidd of Dallas, TX. Brothers: James Alan Kidd of Mt. Carmel, IL and Adrian C. Kidd of Kincaid, IL. Sister: Joan Basil and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Catherine was preceded in death by her parents…

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    Laura M. Kinney Gallion

    Laura M. Kinney Gallion, 85 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 7:20 p.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on September 30, 1934.  She married Donnor ”Pete” Kinney and he preceded her in death. She later married Bernard Gallion on June 17, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. Laura was a secretary at Hopper Paper, GSI and H&R Block until her retirement. She was an avid reader and loved to collect angels. Laura enjoyed traveling, going to casinos as well as going on cruises. She was a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #1263 and was Illinois State Past Deputy Grand Regent. She…

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    Don Edward Beane

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    Kevin F. Noren

    Kevin F. Noren, 65, of Taylorville, IL, passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 at his residence.  Kevin was born June 29, 1954 in Taylorville, the son of James A. and Mary Ann (Reish) Noren.  He married Nancy L. Romeo on September 5, 1987 in Taylorville.   Kevin graduated from Taylorville High School in 1972, and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.  After his time in the service, he graduated from the Police Academy in Champaign, IL, and went on to work for the City of Taylorville Police Department, and then the Christian County Sheriff’s Department as a Sheriff’s Deputy.…

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    Deborah "Debi" Sloan

    Deborah “Debi” Sloan, 62 of Taylorville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, at 6:37p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in her home.  She was born on June 18, 1957 in Shelbyville, the daughter of Clyde Lewis and Ardena June (McPeek) Willard.  She married William Sloan on June 26, 1976 in Edinburg.  Debi previously worked at Service Advantage as a client services manager and as an executive secretary at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital and was a member of the Taylorville Christian Church.  Debi loved being outdoors, spending time boating, fishing and camping with Bill in their RV.  In the last few years Debi and Bill have enjoyed serving as campground…

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    Deborah “Debi” June Sloan

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    Dale L. Daughtry

    Dale L. Daughtry, 81 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 9:02 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. He was born on April 13, 1938 in Taylorville the son of Dale and Geraldine (Welge) Daughtry. He married Donna Kramer on November 4, 1956 in Millersville, IL. Dale farmed for over 20 years.  During that time, he also opened his own sign shop where he worked as a sign writer and graphic artist.  He lettered and pinstriped signs and vehicles along with well-known funny cars, dragsters, pulling tractors and sprint cars. He took great pride in his work. In August 2004, Dale was inducted into the…

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    Raymond Noreuil

    Raymond Lamar Noreuil, 87 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 10:05 p.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL. He was born on October 24, 1931 in Tovey, IL the son of Oscar and Celine (Maniez) Noreuil. He married Lorene Marie Parrish on March 3, 1951 in the First Baptist Church in Taylorville and she preceded him in death on November 6, 2017. Ray retired as the owner and operator of Ray’s Transmission in Taylorville after 50 years in business. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict in the United States Army and a member of the VFW Post # 4495 in Taylorville. He is…