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Obituaries and Death Notices for Scott County, IL


Allen, Eleanor Jane
Eleanor Allen, 83, of O'Fallon, born May 16, 1928, in Hillview, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011.
Eleanor graduated from Hillview High School and Illinois State University in Normal. She taught junior and senior high school in West Salem and Mowequa. After 25 years of teaching, she retired in O'Fallon with her mother. She continued to substitute teach for several years. Eleanor was a member of the First Baptist Church of O'Fallon and an active member of the senior Sunday school class until her illness in 2003. She served her community well by working on the election board for many years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Dorothy (Carter) Allen.
Eleanor is survived by a sister, Ann (Wayne) Litherland of Indialantic, Fla.; a niece, Leslie (Tom) Wright of Indialantic, Fla.; and nephews, Steve and Eric Wright.
Visitation will be today from 2-6 p.m. at Schildknecht Funeral Home in O'Fallon. Funeral services will be held today at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Pine Tree Cemetery in Patterson. Arrangements entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home and Cremation Service in O'Fallon.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Allen, Norma Jean Huddleston

KNOXVILLE - Norma Jean Allen, 65, of 407 N. Hebard St. died at 11:35 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 1997, at St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
Born April 26, 1932, in Wilmington, Mo., to Arthur and Dorothy Huddleston, she married Jack Allen.
Surviving are one sister, Viola Polk
[Pope] of Jacksonville, and one brother, Arthur Huddleston of Mount Sterling. She was a former dietitian at MacMurray College in Jacksonville.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Gillham Cemetery, rural Winchester. Visitation will be one half-hour before services at the cemetery. Arrangements are by Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville.
[Peoria Journal Star, July 31, 1997, submitted by Sara Hemp]

Gary L. Anders
Gary Lee "shortwheels" Anders, 65, of Glasgow, died late Wednesday  afternoon , June 28,2006, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. He was born Dec. 5, 1940, in Winchester, the son of Raymond and Izetta Foster Anders. He married Rayma Smith on April 14. 1968, in Bowling Green, Mo. and she survives. He is also survived by four daughters, Leanne Andersof Winchester, Debbie [husband Carl] Breitweiser of Pearl, Melanie [husband, Brenton] Dean of Griggsville and Debbie Farmer of East Alton; three grandsons, Dustin Strother, Derek O'Dell and Christian Dean; two granddaughters Ashley Farmer and Caylin Dean; one sister , Francis [husband,Bill] Wiggerof Florence and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son Gary R.;two brothers , Robert "Buzz" and Donald;and one sister Mildred [husband Arthur Neff of Winchester]. Mr Anders attended Winchester schools. He was a heavy equipment operator for Freesen's for 17 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the Operators Union Local 965 and a member of the Glasgow town board. He enjoyed the river and watching his grandson race sprint cars. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Winchester City Cemetary. There will be no visitation. Coonrod funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
[Winchester Times,  28 Jun 2006 - Sub. by Rayma Anders]             

Bates, Ruth Ida Six

BEARDSTOWN - Ruth Ida Bates, 92, of Beardstown died Saturday, June 19, 2004, at Heritage Manor South. Born Sept. 25, 1911, in Scott County, to Joe and Ida May Tash Six, she married Charles Bates on Dec. 26, 1938, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Feb. 25, 1969. She also was preceded in death by one brother, three sisters, and two stepdaughters, Marjorie Anderson and Mae Brockhouse. Surviving are one daughter, Marilyn Bates Day of Beardstown; one granddaughter; one stepgranddaughter.
A bookkeeper, she worked for Farm Bureau in Jacksonville from 1929 to 1938; Glenn Services from 1954 to 1962; and Kline Department Store from 1969 to 1978. She was a member of First Christian Church in Beardstown.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Oxville Cemetery near Bluffs. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.
[Peoria Journal Star, June 20, 2004, Page: B6, Submitted by Sara Hemp]

Bell, Lois Arlene
Lois Arlene Bell, 49, of Winchester, passed away Saturday afternoon, July 2, 2011, at her home.
She was born July 4, 1961, in Savanna, the daughter of the late Roger W. and Grace Schaible Bell.
Lois graduated from United Township High School in East Moline in 1979 and obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1982. She then attended the University of Illinois College of Law obtaining her Juris Doctorate in May 1985. She was admitted to practice law and engaged in private practice of law from 1985 until 2002 in Winchester, primarily as Bell & Mann Law Offices with Richard E. Mann. While in practice she represented many individuals, banks, municipalities and other districts.
In November 2002, Lois was elected Resident Circuit Court Judge for Scott County, a position she continued to hold. As Judge she presided over cases in Scott, Greene, Morgan, Jersey, Macoupin and Sangamon Counties.
She was a member of the ISBA, ABA and PAD, and was a supporter of Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. She attended Lake Presbyterian Church in Osage Beach, Mo. Lois enjoyed traveling, boating on the Illinois River and Lake of the Ozarks, golfing, swimming, cooking, photography, gardening, reading and computers.
Surviving is her brother, Mark (wife, Mary) Bell of Elkhorn, Wis.; and her sister, Barbara (husband, Willy) Duncan of Cordova; nieces, Ellyn (Josh) Andrews, Amberly Bell, Anna Grace (Tony) Mejia and Arlene Smith; and nephews, Andrew Henry and Alex Henry.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Winchester City Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Bonham, Claude

Claude Hubert Bonham, 79, of Exeter, passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011, at his home.
He was born Feb. 19, 1932, in Hannibal, Mo., the son of the late Roy and Geraldine Maddox Bonham. He was raised in the home of the late Walter and Geneva Saxer near Winchester. He was united in marriage to Mary Margaret Lott on Oct. 19, 1952 in Hannibal. She preceded him in Death Sept. 17, 2010.
Mr. Bonham was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1949 until 1952. Serving in Korea where he received the Occupation Medal, Korean Service medal with 4 Bronze service stars, United Nations Service Medal and the Purple Heart.
Together with his wife, he owned and operated the Maid Rite and Dixie Cream Donut Shop in Hannibal until 1960 when they moved to Chicago where he worked for Ceco Steel Company. In 1969, he moved his family back to this area and worked through Carpenters Local 904 in Jacksonville and farmed at home in Exeter. Claude loved his work in construction and farming, but most of all his love was for his family, the trips, cookouts and sporting events and the time he spent with them.
Surviving are his three daughters, Beverley (David) Evans, Martha (Roger) Evans and Claudine (Byron) Nobis, all of the Bluffs area.
Seven grandchildren, Matthew Evans, Michael (Jessi) Evans, Rene (Derek) Chapman, Keith (Dina) Evans, Kari (Michael) Walston, Christopher (Libby) Nobis and Jena (CJ) Hood, all of the Bluffs, Winchester, Pittsfield area. Eight great-grandchildren, Logan and Lakin Nobis, Cayden Hood, Drew and Zach Evans and Chloe, Cody and McKinley Walston. Also surviving is a brother, Frank Bonham of San Jacinto, Calif., and many nieces, nephews and cousins in California, Chicago, Kansas City, Hannibal and the Jacksonville area. Other family preceding him were his brothers, Richard and Ronnie Bonham; and sister, Zelma Beal.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be at Grandview Burial Park in Hannibal, Mo., where military honors will be conducted. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Monday at the funeral home where the family will meet with friends from 5-8 p.m.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Brown, Beverly A.
Beverly A. Brown, 76, of Murrayville, died Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at her residence.
She was born Nov. 9, 1934, in Roodhouse, the daughter of Arthur and Mary Garner. She married Neal R. Brown on Oct. 3, 1952, in White Hall. He preceded her in death Nov. 2, 2010.
Surviving are three children, Bonnie Brown of Winchester, Mary Conway of Colorado Springs, Colo, and Terry (David) McCollom of White Hall; daughter-in-law, Sandra (Eric) Gregory of Winchester; family friend, Jim (Joyce) Law; seven grandchildren, Adam (Andie) Fundel, Crystal (Steve) Connolly, Michele Palmer, Joe McCollom, Nicole (Kyle Robison) McCollom, Megan McCollom and Kassie Brown; four great-grandchildren; one brother, Randy (Judy) Garner of Jacksonville; one sister, Cathy (Ronnie) Howard of Surprise, Ariz.; and one brother-in-law, Paul Russel (Vicki) Brown of Cape Coral, Fla. She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal Rea Brown; one brother, Donnie Garner; and son, Neal Wayne Brown.
Beverly was employed by Calico Collectables in Jacksonville before retiring in 1996. She enjoyed playing bingo, going to the "boat", canning, cooking, spending time with family and feeding God's animals.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Winchester City Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Murrayville.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


Brown, Wanda Eileen Sims
Wanda Eileen Sims Brown, 85, of Barton W. Stone Home in Jacksonville, and formerly of Waverly, died Monday evening, Oct. 3, 2011, at the home.
She was born March 24, 1926, in Waverly, daughter of the late Otis and Florence Keplinger Sims. She married Wilbur "Wib" Brown on Jan. 12, 1947, and he preceded her in death Nov. 10, 1970.
Surviving are three daughters, Patty Steele and husband Milton of Coupeville, Wash., Mary Jackson and husband Greg of Waverly and Betty Adams of Chandler, Ariz.; two sons, Wilbur "Gene" Brown and wife Cricket of St. Simon, Ga., and Bill Brown of Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Brijin Haycraft of New Berlin, Nate Steele and wife Shantina of Coupeville, Wash., Joe Jackson of Springfield, Suzanne Hoole and husband John of Seattle and Luke Adams and wife Robinette of Phoeniz; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Virginia Sims of Jacksonville, Mary Akers of Roodhouse and Louise Brown of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two brothers, Albert Sims and Glenn Sims.
She was a 1944 graduate of Waverly High School and enjoyed the many reunions and alumni banquets with her classmates. She was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church in Waverly and the United Methodist Women's group and served on many committees through the years. She was also a member of the BA Club in Waverly. Wanda was a friend to many and drove many miles taking friends to appointments in the area.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Waverly United Methodist Church in Waverly. Burial will be at Waverly East Cemetery. Visitatiion will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Waverly United Methodist Church.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Capps, Edna

ca 1905 - 1980
Mrs. Edna Capps, 75, of Winchester, Ill. formerly of Pleasant Hill, died Friday (May 23 at 11:30 p.m.) at her home in Winchester. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Effie Hoaglin of Pleasant Hill. She married McKinley Capps of Pleasant Hill at Pittsfield, Ill. in Sept of 1927. They have lived in Winchester the past 39 years. She is survived by her husband, one son Arthur F. and his wife Betty of Winchester, two granddaughters, Christine of California, Debbie, and one grandson, Bobby both of Winchester; three great-granddaughters and one great grandson . One sister Mrs. Ethel Todd of Carrolton, Ill.; four brothers, Jess Hoaglin of North Hollywood, Calif., Clarence Hoaglin of Pittsfield, Ill., Clay and Russell of Pleasant Hill. She was preceded in death by two brothers Samy and William C., three sisters, Janie, Archie Fern Windmiller and Thelma Garner. Services were held Monday May 26 (2 p.m.) with burial in Winchester. Her brother Jess and the granddaughter, Christine flew in from California Sunday to attend the services. They returned home Tuesday.
[Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne -- From the Virginia Hart Collection]

Christian, Marjorie June
Marjorie June Christian, 79, of Roodhouse, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at her home in Roodhouse.
She was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Granite City, the daughter of Thomas and Agnes Tendill Pattie. She married Fred A. "Smokey" Christian on May 21, 1949, in Madison, Wis. He preceded her in death April 7, 1999.
Surviving are seven daughters, Paula Miller of Roodhouse, Janet L. Womas of Greenfield, Judith (Mike) Boyle of Peoria, Nancy (Jim) Young of Roodhouse, Barb (Lyndell) Crabtree of Independence, Mo., Brenda Christian of Manchester and Meg Lorton of Jacksonville; 20 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Don Pattie, Henrietta Zeiss and Laura Ann Mortellaro, all of Marbel Hill, Mo. She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Carolyn J. Dickerson; two brothers, Fred and David Pattie; and two sisters, Yerba Melni and Betty Isom.
Marjorie was an LPN. She was employed at the Our Saviour and Norris Hospitals in Jacksonville prior to their closing. Before retiring in 1990, she worked at the Reich Nursing Home in Carrollton. Marjorie was an accomplished artist and seamstress. She enjoyed working on family genealogy. Her greatest joys were loving and nurturing her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Roodhouse, with interment at Pine Tree Cemetery near Patterson. Visitation will be Thursday after 2 p.m. with the family meeting friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Cockerill, Mildred Marie
Mildred Marie "Millie" Cockerill, 94, of Riggston, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 26, 2011, at the Scott County Nursing Center.
She was born Feb. 7, 1917, in Scott County, the daughter of the late John Robert and Ella Elizabeth Jackson Hester.
She married James Alfred "Lefty" Cockerill on Dec. 25, 1935, and he preceded her in death Dec. 17, 1988. Also preceding her were her brothers, Archie Hester, Albert Hester and Everett "Slip" Hester; sisters, Pearl Hester Murphy, Myrtle Hester Baker and Frances Hester Turner; granddaughter, Tina McVay; and a great-great-grandson, Derick Roberts.
Mildred was the Postmistress for Riggston from Oct. 18, 1948, until her retirement Oct. 2, 1981. She was a life member of the Winchester American Legion Auxiliary and served as the District Treasurer for several years. She was also a member of the AMVETS Auxiliary, the Glasgow Baptist Church and the Scott County Democratic Womens' Committee. She loved to work in her garden, can, sew and cook, and was well known in the area for her pies.
Surviving are her three children, James E. (wife, Barbara) Cockerill, Robert L. (wife, Sharon) Cockerill and Donna Mae Cockerill; 12 grandchildren, Tara Moore (husband, Danny), Jana Hassebrock (husband, Barry), Michael Cockerill (wife, Kristy), Melora McVay, Roberta Roberts-Maxon, Trudy Leffers (husband, Lloyd), Carla Williams, Liesa Duggan, Christina Savage (husband, Dennis), Colton Maynard, David Maynard (wife, Kelsi) and Cassidy Tuey (husband, Eric); 28 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be at Glasgow Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 1 p.m. Thursday until the time of the service at the funeral home.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Crawford, Harold "Gene"
Harold "Gene" Crawford, 53, of Abbeville, La., and formerly of Winchester, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
He was born April 15, 1958, in Jacksonville, the son of Harold and Shirley Crawford.
Gene is survived by two daughters, Amelia "Amie" (fiance, Bryan Barton) Crawford of Thayer and Katherine "Katie" Crawford Gauges of Winchester; mother, Shirley Crawford of Winchester, two sisters, Brenda Pollard and Linda (Scott) McCleery, both of Winchester; one brother, Lindall (Kari) Crawford of Roodhouse; one grandson, Alexander Knox Barton; a granddaughter on the way; and friend, Tamba Wells. He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Crawford.
Mr. Crawford was a 1976 graduate of Winchester High School. He was a carpenter and a member of "the Good Old Boys Club". He loved his children and family, camping, fishing, hunting and bluegrass music. He was of the Methodist faith, had a giving heart, and was an organ donor.
Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Winchester. Visitation will be Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


Davidson, Bonita Kay
Bonita Kay "Bonnie" Davidson, 67, of Winchester, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2008, at her residence. She was born Aug. 6, 1941, in Alsey, the daughter of Victor and Sue Hosack Shandrow. She married Roy E. Davidson Jr. onJuly 25, 1959, in Harrison, Ark., and he survives. Also surviving is her mother, Sue Shandrow in Winchester; two sons, Mike Davidson and companion Rhonda of Alsey and Marty Davidson and wife Kim of Alsey; a daughter-in-law, Cindy Davidson of Springfield; seven grandchildren, Kristen Lee and husband Joseph, Keri Thatcher and husband Joel, Jessica Kunz and husband Loren and Nicole Jennings, all of Springfield, Bret Davidson and wife Jennifer of Winchester, Corkey Davidson of Alsey and Nick Davidson of Alsey; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; a son, Mark Davidson; and a sister, Vicky. Mrs. Davidson was a 1959 graduate of Winchester High School. She was a past employee of the Illinois Department of Public Aid for many years, retiring in 2002. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Winchester. She loved to play video poker and also enjoyed watching horse races. She loved to flower garden and collect antiques. But her greatest love was for her grandchildren and her family. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be at Bower Cemetery near Alsey. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL- Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


Davis, Don
Don Eugene Davis, 76, of Winchester, died Friday, May 13, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Jan. 23, 1935, in Detroit, the son of the late Charles "Ricky" and Helen Wade Davis. He married Joyce Eddinger Oct. 29, 1955.
Don attended Pike County schools and graduated from Pittsfield High School. He served in the U.S. Army. He was employed after his Army service with Illinois Valley Paving and then Freesen Inc. until his retirement in 2000.
Don enjoyed playing cards, was an avid golf fan and a diehard Cardinal fan. He was a member of the Winchester American Legion and the Winchester United Methodist Church where he served on the Board of Trustees and was active in the Methodist Men's Fellowship. He loved to follow his grandsons to golf matches and spending time with all of his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other family.
Surviving is his wife, Joyce, at home; his children, Mike (Karen) Davis, Jeff (Genia) Davis, Donna (Gordon) Holmes and Lori (Jerry) Littig, all of Winchester; 10 grandchildren, Adam Davis of Jacksonville, Jennifer (John) Neff of Winchester, Brett Holmes of Winchester, Matt Davis of Winchester, Josh Littig of Bluffs, Krysta Littig, Nate Davis, Lindsay Littig, Chaning Davis and Isaiah Littig, all of Winchester; and three great-grandchildren, Rianna, Landon and McKenna Neff, all of Winchester. Also surviving are three brothers, Phil Davis of San Antonio, Bruce Davis of Fresno, Calif., and Bill Davis of Alsey; and three sisters, Shirley Sperling, Joyce Kay Davis and Janice Mae Davis, all of Winchester. Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, Archie; and two infant sisters.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Winchester United Methodist Church. Burial was at the Winchester City Cemetery, where military honors were conducted. Friends called after 3 p.m. Monday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester, where the family met with friends from 5-8 p.m.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Dawdy, Elbert D.
Elbert D. Dawdy, 88, of Jacksonville, passed away Monday evening, May 23, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Hillview, the son of Burley and Dola Moore Dawdy. He married Virginia Griswold on June 14, 1948, in Drake, and she preceded him in death June 3, 1994.
He is survived by two nephews, Dick and Bob; one niece, Susie; and his caregivers, Larry and Carol Sue Bettis of Jacksonville. He was preceded in death by one son, Earl Lee Dawdy; two brothers, Ellery Dawdy and Edward Dawdy; one nephew, Gary; and one niece, Karen.
Mr. Dawdy had been employed at Ideal Bakery Company for 22 years and later at Cater Vend for 23 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He was a member of the Hillview Baptist Church, the Bryant-Thomas American Legion Post in Hillview and the VFW in Jacksonville. He enjoyed going to Kottage Kafe and Grandma Rudi's to have coffee with his friends.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with burial at Pine Tree Cemetery near Patterson. The family will meet friends from 5-7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Dawdy, Lewis W. "Sam"
Lewis W. "Sam" Dawdy, 89, of Detroit, Ill., and formerly of Roodhouse, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Eastside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield.
He was born Sept. 9, 1922, in Hillview, the son of Lewis E. and Ida Forrester Dawdy. He married Betty Huffman on May 7, 1943, in Elkton, Md., they later divorced. He married Anna Bell Shipley on Oct. 30, 1977, in Bowling Green, Mo., and she survives at home.
Also surviving are his sons, Mike (Linda) Dawdy, Eugene Ray Dawdy, Robert (Kim) Dawdy and Terry (Ronnie) Dawdy, all of Jacksonville, Paul Dawdy of Roodhouse and Tim Dawdy of Roy, Utah; stepchildren, Gary (Melissa) Shipley of New Berlin, Kathy (Gene) Meyer of Pittsfield, Larry (Jennifer Hogan) Shipley of Jacksonville and Bobby (Barb) Shipley and Bruce (Jody) Shipley, both of Winchester. Other survivors include 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and one on the way; 13 stepgrandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.
Lewis was a 1940 graduate of Roodhouse High School. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1945. He retired from the railroad after 21 years, then 11 years for Mobil Chemical Company, and then 15 years as a truck driver, retiring in 1992 with LSSD Trucking Company.
Preceding him in death were his parents; first wife, Betty; a son, William Dawdy; a grandson, Christopher Dawdy; and two brothers, Norman and Edward Dawdy.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be at Bloomfield Cemetery where military honors will be conducted. Friends may call on Saturday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Day, Denzel
Denzel Lee Day, 84, of Jacksonville, died Monday, May 24, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born Sept. 17, 1926, in Scott County, the son of Walter A. and Ada Leah Smith Day. He married Dorothy Bosteder in 1949, and she preceded him in death Dec. 31, 2003.
Mr. Day is survived by two sisters, Joyce Marie Groom of Pittsfield and Linda Gail (husband, Don Edward) Benson of Mt. Holly, N.C.; one brother, Walter Hal Day of Tucson, Ariz.; six nephews, Walter D. (wife, Joan) Groom and Kerry (wife, Sandy) Groom, both of Pittsfield, Stephen Day of Tucson, Ariz., Scott (wife, Brenda) Day of Gunnison, Colo., Kevin Stegemann of Sherman, and Donnie Benson of Mt. Holly; four nieces, Christina (husband, Eric) Lakin of Murrayville, Debra (husband, Hank) Adair of Tucson, Ariz. and Tracy (husband, Tony) Rowe and Kim Cole, both of Gastonia, N.C.; several great-nieces and great-nephews, and his special friend, Helen Loehr. He was preceded in death by one son, Earl Jerome Day; two sisters, Madelyn Maxine Day and Audrey Louise Stegemann; and one brother-in-law, Robert G. Groom.
Mr. Day was a fireman engineer for the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville. He had earlier worked many years at J. Capps and Sons and had owned the Texaco filling station at South Main and Michigan, and D and D Sporting Goods on the corner of Hardin and Vandalia. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Wadley Lodge # 616, A.F. & A.M. in Woodson, and a former board member of Williams-Edwards Cemetery. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, loved motorcycles, and enjoyed living life to the fullest.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 27, at Williamson Funeral Home, with burial at Williams-Edwards Cemetery near Barrow. Visitation was held May 26 at the funeral home. Masonic Services were conducted at 7 p.m. Thursday.
[Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Dobey, John
John Junior Dobey, 84, of Glasgow, died Friday May 27, 2011, at North Church Nursing and Rehab in Jacksonville.
He was born July 6, 1926 in Detroit, the son of the late John William and Veda Opal Allison Dobey.
He married Gladys Irene Lacey May 16, 1974 in Murrayville. She preceded him in death March 29, 2007. Also preceding him were two brothers and four sisters.
John graduated from Winchester High School. He served 2 years in the US Army. John worked as an insurance agent for many years in the area. He was a member of the First Assembly of God in Winchester. He enjoyed fishing, hunting , mushrooms and rooting for the Cubs.
Surviving are his children, Calvin Michael Dobey, Deborah Gail Black, Kathryn Opal Teller and Steven Edward Dobey, all of California, and a step son, Kevin Denham of Springfield, grandchildren, Michael Edward Dobey, Thomas Corbin Teller, Ashley Michelle Teller, and step grandson, Tyler Denham, and a great granddaughter, Reesee Abigail Dobey.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at the Winchester City Cemetery. Military honors will be conducted.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Bader, Nell V. Lemme Elledge
Nell V. (Lemme) Bader
Born: Mon Feb 7, 1927
Died: Wed Oct 2, 2013
Visitation: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri Oct 04, 2013; Location: Niebur Funeral Home Funeral Service: 1:00 PM Fri Oct 04, 2013; Location: Niebur Funeral Home
Nell V. Bader, 86 of Pittsfield, IL passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Liberty Village in Pittsfield.  Nell was born in Decatur, IL on February 7, 1927, the daughter of William B. and Lola C. Green Lemme.  She married James C. Elledge in Quincy, IL on December 7, 1946 and he preceded her in death on March 13, 1965.  Nell later married Howard O. Bader at Bader, IL on December 27, 1969 and he preceded her in death on January 2, 1980.
When Nell was two years old, the family moved to Scott County, IL where she attended Naples School for three years, later moving to Bluffs and graduating from Bluffs High School.  She was a graduate of MacMurray College in Jacksonville, and Gem City Business College in Quincy, IL. Before becoming a teacher, Nell worked at the Quincy Medical Clinic at 14th & Main in Quincy.  She was an elementary school teacher for thirty-two years teaching third through sixth grade in Baylis and later teaching school in Pikeland Unit #10, Pittsfield, teaching the fourth grade class at South School in Pittsfield.
Nell’s interests were her grandchildren, traveling, gardening, and bird watching.  She was a member of the Missouri Botanical Society, Morgan County Audubon Society, member and past president of the Pittsfield Garden Club, Sorosis Club and Country Couples.  She enjoyed going to the theater and to concerts and was a volunteer for Illini Hospital for twenty plus years.  She was an active member of the Pittsfield United Methodist Church and cherished her Church family and friends’. She is survived by her grandson, Joshua James Elledge and great-grandson, Wyatt Case Elledge of St. Louis, MO;  her granddaughter, Brianna Marie Elledge of  Clarksville, TN and daughter-in-law, Judy L. Elledge of Clarksville, TN. Two granddaughters Amy Christine and Sara Melissa of Washington state, daughters of her son by a previous marriage also survive along with one nephew, Rene C. Lemme of Vienna, IL and one niece, Karen Ann Ridenour of Bellville, OH; step-son Verne Howard (wife Cathy) Bader of Meredosia, IL and one step-daughter, Mary Elaine Bader of Browning, IL. Her parents, one brother, Gordon C. Lemme of Bluffs, a cousin, Vera Magill, and her only child, Kevin Case Elledge of St. Louis, MO in 2007, preceded Nell in death. Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with the Rev. Dave Kelly officiating.  Interment will be in the Baylis Cemetery.  Visitation will be held prior to the service from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. [Submitted by Sara Hemp]


Douglas, Russell E. Jr.
Russell E. Douglas Jr., age 37, of Patterson died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, near White Hall. He was born Nov. 30, 1973, in Jacksonville, the son of Russell E. and Barbara Ann Benton Douglas Sr. He married Sonia Crawford, and she survives.
Also surviving are his mother and step-father, Barbara and Vernon Newingham of Patterson; three sons, Lucas Tyler Douglas, Curtis Lee Douglas, and Aaron Christopher Douglas, all of Patterson; grandparents, Eileen Page of White Hall, Bob and June Douglas of White Hall, Ruby Newingham of Patterson, and Marion Newingham of Patterson, He is also survived by a sister, Theresa Douglas of White Hall, and a brother, Travis Dale Douglas of Patterson.
He was preceded in death by his father, Russell E. Douglas Sr., and grandfathers, James Benton, Cornell Page, and Ralph Newingham.
Rusty had been a meat cutter at the former Coates Locker Service in White Hall, and later was an electrician, working for Hanor Corporation, and Douglas Electric. He loved playing his guitar and was well known for being a jokester. He loved his sons very much, was loved by his family and friends, and will be deeply missed. He had been a member of the Hillview Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, with burial in Pike Tree Cemetery at Patterson. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
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Early, Gregory
Gregory Wayne Early, 52, of Winchester, passed away Monday, Sept. 5, 2011, at his home in Winchester.
He was born Sept. 21, 1958, in Jacksonville, the son of Ronald Buell and Martha Jane Powell Early. He married Brenda L. Miller on Jan. 13, 1979, in Roodhouse. She survives in Winchester.
Also surviving are his children, Dallas and Chelsea Early, both of Winchester; grandchild, Karmyn Dunn; brother, Jay (Brenda) Early of Roodhouse; sister, Kathy (John) Simmons of Alsey; stepmother, Ruth Early of Winchester; and maternal aunt, Judith (Denton) Rusten of Roodhouse. His parents, Ronald and Jane Early, preceded him in death.
Greg was a member of the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Winchester. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Greg and other church members went to Louisiana as part of the Disaster Relief program. Prior to his illness, he worked as an electrician for Pactiv Corp, in Jacksonville. He enjoyed restoring vintage tractors.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Winchester. Visitation will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service at 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at Winchester City Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Eddinger, Earl Jr.
Earl Eddinger Jr., 63, of Jacksonville, died Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Earl was born May 20, 1948, the son of Earl Eddinger Sr. and Beatrice Keyes Eddinger. He married Edith Starner on Dec. 12, 1970. They later divorced.
Earl is survived by his son, Earl Gregory Eddinger. He is also survived by one brother, Gary Eddinger; and several sisters, Amanda Kemper, Jo Gregory, Linda Goody and Debbie Benge; as well as Edith Little, his trusted friend and caregiver.
Committal services will be held at Winchester Cemetery on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
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Englebright, Mary Elizabeth
Mary Elizabeth "Beth" Miller Englebright, 38, of Louisville, Ky., and formerly of Merritt, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011, at her home in Louisville.
She was born Aug. 4, 1973, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Wayne and Ellen Hankins Miller. She married David Englebright on Sept. 3, 2004, in Marion County, Ill. He survives in Louisville.
Surviving are her parents, Wayne and Ellen Miller of Merritt; brothers, Joseph (Shelly) Miller of Las Vegas, David Wayne and Michael Aaron Miller, both of Merritt, and Joshua Andrew (Christal) Miller of Winchester; maternal grandmother, Maggie Wilma Hankins of Jacksonville; and two stepchildren, Seth and Lindsey. An infant brother, Robert Wayne Miller; and grandfather, Lloyd Leland Hankins, preceded Beth in death.
Beth was a loving wife, daughter and sister. She loved all animals, especially her two dogs, Diamond and Target. Beth was fascinated by frogs and collected all types of frog paraphernalia.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Winchester, with interment at Green Cemetery near Bluffs. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of the service.
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Freeman, Margaret M.
Margaret M. Freeman, 85, of Bluffs, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
She was born Sept. 20, 1926, in Ferndale, Mich., the daughter of Richard and Ida VonAllmen Miller. She married James Wendell Freeman on Dec. 26, 1949, in Detroit, Mich. He preceded her in death Feb. 23, 1999.
Surviving are three children, James Wendell (Rita) Freeman Jr. of Bluffs and Wendy (Doug ) Easton and Richard (Tina) Freeman, both of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Margaret was a 1949 graduate of MacMurray College. She was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church in Bluffs. For many years she served on the Bluffs Library Board. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Bluffs, with interment at Memorial Lawn Cemetery near Jacksonville. Visitation will be today from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Frost, Helen Marie Eddinger
Helen Marie Eddinger Frost, 93, of Winchester, passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 2, 2011, at the Scott County Nursing Center.
Helen was born in Alsey Oct. 17, 1917, the daughter of the late Josh and Clara Ausmus Hepworth. She married Arthur James Eddinger, and then later married George Frost, both of whom preceded her in death.
Surviving children include, Bill (Ruby) Eddinger, Joyce Davis, Donnie (Maurene) Eddinger and Delores (Jack) Wright, all of Winchester. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were four sons, Arthur James "Jay" Eddinger, Charles Newton Eddinger (surviving wife, Bea), Gary Wayne Eddinger and Russell Darrell Armstrong; stepchildren, Donald Frost and Lois Dietz; three brothers, John Raymond Hepworth, Robert Joshua Hepworth and Benjamin Hepworth (surviving wife, Norma Jean German; and four sisters, Mary Irene Chance, Sarah Colvin, Della Sanders and Clara Luetta Moore.
She graduated from Alsey High School with the class of 1934. She was a member of Alsey Baptist Church. She worked for many years cleaning homes. She also worked at Arbuckle Nursing Home and then for eight years at the Scott County Nursing Center and for 14 years at the Sunset Motel. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and working in her yard.
A graveside committal service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bowers Cemetery near Alsey. A visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL, Aug. 3, 2011 - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Garrett, James Kenneth
James Kenneth "Kenny" Garrett, 79, of Alsey, passed away early Monday morning, Nov. 7, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born May 27, 1932, in Scott County, the son of Alfred and Eileen Templin Garrett. He married Joan O'Rielly on June 17, 1950. They celebrated 61 years of marriage.
Kenny was retired and a proud member of Operating Engineers Local 965, Springfield, and had received his 40 year pin. He was a farmer and loved his Allis-Chalmers machinery. Hunting was another love of his. He never met a stranger and there was never a doubt as to where you stood with him. Ken loved his family and enjoyed watching as they participated in school sports.
Surviving is his wife, Joan at home; their children, Jim Garrett of Winchester, Janice Jefferson (husband, Don) of Manchester, Kenny C. Garrett of rural Winchester, Joni Gail Garrett of Winchester, Kevin Garrett (wife, Ginger) of Glasgow and Dana Garrett (wife, Shannon) of Glasgow. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Jason Jefferson (wife, Susan), Jeremy Garrett, Staci Jefferson, Quentin Garrett, Devon Garrett and Laura Garrett; two great-granddaughters, twins Maddie and Abby Garrett; and a brother, David King Sr. Preceding him in death were his parents; stepfather, Roy King; son, Tommy Dale Garrett; brother, Arthur Garrett; and two infant sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be at Bowers Cemetery near Alsey. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home where the family will meet with friends from 5-8 p.m.
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Gourley, Ilene L.
Ilene L. Gourley, 87, of Alsey, passed away Thursday evening, Oct. 13, 2011, at Liberty Village in Pittsfield.
She was born Nov. 13, 1923, on the family farm near Alsey, the daughter of the late Yuel Beverly and Daisy Bell Wells Haney. She married Loyd D. Gourley on Oct. 13, 1945, in Winchester. He preceded her in death Sept. 4, 1992. Also preceding her was her sister, Irene Treadway.
Mrs. Gourley attended Pleasant Hill country school and worked with her husband on their farm for many years. She also worked as a home health aid with Visiting Nurses for 13 years. She attended Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and enjoyed gardening, Cardinal baseball, helping others, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving is her daughter, Sharon (husband, Jim) Huppe of Arenzville; her son, Don Gourley of Alsey; and her granddaughter, Katie (husband, Ray) Geroff of Arenzville.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be at Bowers Cemetery near Alsey. Friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.
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Hainsfurther, Nancy Sue
Nancy Sue Hainsfurther, 79, of Winchester, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011, at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
She was born March 24, 1932, in Belleview, the daughter of Jacob and Nancy Hudgens McNeily. She married Albert Hainsfurther on Aug. 21, 1955, in St. Louis.
Surviving are her husband, Albert of Winchester; two sons, Mike (wife, Lauri) Hainsfurther of Dallas and Mitch (wife, Tammy) Hainsfurther of Carlinville; one daughter, Allison Hainsfurther of Godfrey; six grandchildren, Nick Hainsfurther of Colorado Springs, Colo., Meredith and Joey Hainsfurther of Dallas, Brandon Jeffers of St. Louis and Jacob and Dustin Hainsfurther of Carlinville. One daughter , Linda Sue Hainsfurther, preceded her in death.
Nancy was a member of the Winchester PEO Sisterhood, Chapter EK. She attended the Winchester United Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Winchester United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:30 p.m. until time of the service at the Methodist Church. Interment will be at a later date
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Hardesty, Doshia Lois Oehler
Birth: April 30, 1909 (Scott co., IL)
Parents: Gustof A. & Doshia (Gregory) Oehler
Marriage: John A. Hardesty (June 8, 1935, Harrold, South Dakota, he d. 1989, married 54 years)
Death: February 13, 1990 (Highmore, SD)
Age: 80 yrs 9 mos 13 ds
Funeral: Friday, February 16, 1990 (St. Mary's Catholic Church, Highmore, SD)
Burial:  St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: Miller High School (1927, Valedictorian); Northern Normal (Aberdeen, 1929)
Occupation: Schoolteacher, 7 years (Hand and Hyde counties); substitute teacher
Locations: Highmore, Hand co. (age 9), Highmore
Organizations/Civic: PTA, St. Mary's Altar Society, Kard Klub, Kensington Club
Preceded in death by: husband, daughter Catherine Lois, 2 brothers, 3 sisters
[From the memorial leaflet, Contributed by Jacque McDonnell - Survivor information omitted for privacy]


Harrell, William Burnett
William Burnett Harrell, 91, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Barton W. Stone Nursing Home in Jacksonville.
He was born July 28, 1919, in Fishhook, the son of John Sherman and Jennie Maude Carter Harrell. He married Darlene Grady on Oct. 29, 1949, in Winchester. She survives in Jacksonville.
Also surviving are two sons, William Joseph (Sharon Ann) Harrell of Franklin and Donald Burnett (Rose Marie) Harrell of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Louise Tribble of Jacksonville, Gladys Miller of Indiana and Mae Frye of Jacksonville. Five sisters, Esther Cox, Gloria Wallace, Kay Hart, Faye Stubblefield and Goldie Chaney; and six brothers, Howard, Raleigh, Chalmer, John II and Clyde Harrell and Owen Hearold, preceded her in death.
William was employed for 34 years at the McFarland Mental Health Center in Springfield before his retirement. Serving in the Army during World War II, he was stationed in the Philippines. William was a long-time member of the South Jacksonville Assembly of God Church. He was a hard-working man who loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 12 noon at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Winchester, with interment at Gillham Cemetery near Winchester. Visitation will be Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.
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Hoots, Richard
Richard Hoots, 78, of Winchester, died Friday afternoon (Aug. 5, 2011).
Mr. Hoots, a retired farmer, was born March 28, 1933, a son of the late Ben and Emma Jane Gregory Hoots.
He married Rosalie Todd Hoots Dec. 8, 1960. She died March 22, 1998.
Dick was the longest running Scott County Commissioner for 20 consecutive years. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Julian Wells American Legion Post 442 for 57 years, serving proudly with the honor guard and the Masons of Winchester and White Hall for 50 years. He also served on the Scott County Farm Bureau board, MCS Community Services board, and worked many years for auctioneer Leroy Moss. He enjoyed playing the harmonica, square dancing, and traveling to country music shows.
He is survived by special friend, Mary Kesterson. He is also survived by three sons, Ronald Eddy of Ewing, Va., Gus Eddy of Roodhouse and J.B. Hoots of Winchester; three daughters, Brenda (husband Michael) McEvers of Jacksonville, Melissa Hoots of Winchester and Julie (husband Martin) DeFrates of Manchester; eight grandchildren, Stephanie (husband Ryan) Bandics of Henderson, Nev., Jared (wife Sara) Hoots of Mount Sterling, Derek Eddy of Roodhouse, Ashley Coultas and Brittany Eddy of Jacksonville, Kyle Eddy of Ewing, Va., and Megan and Jacob DeFrates of Manchester; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Hazel Moss of Woodson and Barbara (husband Larry) Derricks of Jacksonville; and brother Carl (wife Imogene) Gregory of Winchester.
Preceding him in death were three brothers, Rollie and Ray Hoots, and Harold (surviving wife Vera) Gregory.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Coonrod Funeral Home, Winchester, with the Rev. Jim Mackey conducting. Burial will be in Bloomfield Cemetery.
VISITATION: After 3 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with family present 5 to 8 p.m.
ARRANGEMENTS: Coonrod Funeral Home, Winchester.
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Howard, Tessie H.
Tessie H. Howard, 88, of Winchester passed away Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011, at the Scott County Nursing Center.
She was born Jan. 4, 1923, near Alsey, the daughter of Hubert and Georgia Cowgil Day.
She married Carl L. Howard July 26, 1942, in Glasgow. He preceded her in death May 10, 2005. Also preceding her in death was her brother, Albert, and five sisters, Pansy, Nina, Osee, Fern and Vera. Surviving is her daughter, Patsy Graham of Winchester three sons Albert (wife Debbie) Howard of Buckeye, Ariz., Ronald (wife Cathy) Howard of Surprise, Ariz., and Steve (wife Mary Jane) Howard of Glasgow, seven grandchildren Jim "Archie" Graham, Mike Graham, Randy Graham, Jeff Howard, Deanna Pelletier, Lisa Howard and Trent Howard, 10 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Tessie was a caring homemaker and loving mother. She was a member of the Bloomfield Baptist Church.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be in Bowers Cemetery near Alsey. The family will meet friends from 1 p.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the funeral home.
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Hutton, Caroline Mueller
Caroline Mueller Hutton, 86, of Bluffs, passed away Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011, at the Scott County Nursing Center in Winchester.
She was born June 11, 1925, in Bluffs, the daughter of Fred and Anna Elizabeth Mueller. She married Pernel E. Hutton on Jan. 30, 1948, in Bluffs. He preceded her in death Jan. 10, 2011.
Caroline lived her entire life in Bluffs where she worked for over 40 years at the various grocery stores. She enjoyed helping her husband raise both chickens and large gardens. She also enjoyed working in her yard where she grew beautiful flowers of all kinds.
Surviving are four sisters-in-law and four brothers-in-law along with a great number of nieces and nephews. Caroline's husband; parents' three brothers, Robert, Virgil and Ralph Mueller; and one sister, Bernice Sappington, preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Bluffs, with interment at Fairview Cemetery near Bluffs. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.
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Inman, Daisy J.
Daisy J. Inman, 79, of Winchester, and formerly of Glasgow, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
She was born March 12, 1932, in Abington, Ill., the daughter of Oscar, Sr. and Alta M. Alexander Anderson.
She is survived by four sons and three daughters, Carol Inman of California, Jim (wife, Jill) Inman of Rock Falls, Ill., Joe (wife, Norma) Inman, Rita Inman, and Jewel (husband, Greg) Palmer, all of Alsey, Ill., Chris Inman of Belvidere, Ill., and Dennis (wife, Tania) Daniels of Michael, Ill.; eleven grandchildren, Joyce (husband, Jason) Luck of Louisiana, Mo., David (wife, Julina) Kirby of Barry, Ill., Rosetta, Roy and Troy Inman, all of Rock Falls, Jeffrey (wife, Missy) Grady of Winchester, Chuckie Grady, Tim Palmer of Alsey, Emily Daniels, Annie and Brandon Smothers, all of Michael; several great-grandchildren; two brothers, Oscar Anderson Jr. and Allen Crotts, both of Rock Falls; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Charles Inman; three brothers, Charles Abell, George and Johnny Anderson; and one sister, Helen Cumby.
Daisy was employed at Eastside Health and Rehab Center in Pittsfield for many years, as a CNA, before her retirement. She loved to play cards.
Funeal services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be in Walkerville Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
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Jackson, Russell L.
Russell L. Jackson, 82, of Murrayville, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 7, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 12, 1929, in Morgan County, the son of Wiley and Rose Flynn Jackson. He married Marie Hermes on Oct 16 1954, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Berlin, and she survives.
He is also survived by one son, Tom Jackson of Waverly; two daughters, Linda (husband, Dave) Wohlers of Waverly and Diane (husband, Roger) Lovekamp of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Joshua Wohlers of Waverly, Amy (husband, Tom) Killam of Hettick and Shawn (wife Ashley) Lovekamp of Jacksonville; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bob (wife, Helen) Jackson and Albert (wife, Carolyn) Jackson, both of Jacksonville; two sisters, Louise (husband, Jim) Angelo and Agnes (husband, Ralph) Johnson, both of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Donna Elizabeth Jackson; and one grandson, Matt Lovekamp.
Mr. Jackson was a farmer in the Murrayville area for 45 years where he had a large hog operation. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church in Winchester. He served on the Murrayville-Woodson Elevator Board for nine years, having served as president for two years. He was also a member of the VFW, the Moose and the Knights of Columbus for 50 years. He was a loving husand, father and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Winchester, with burial at St. Bartholomew's Cemetery in Murrayville. The family met friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville. A prayer service was conducted at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
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Lawson, Sandra K.
Sandra K. Lawson, 62, of Glasgow, passed away early Monday morning, Oct. 17, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
She was born April 17, 1949, the daughter of Darrell ad Herthel Combs Barber. She married Lynn "Butch" Lawson
Surviving is her husband, Butch Lawson at home; her son, Robert "Jamie" (wife, Teresa) Barber of Glasgow; her father, Darrell Barber in Manchester; stepson, Matt (wife, Julie) Lawson of Winchester; grandchildren, Jeff, Jason, Terra, Kelsi, Elizabeth and Chloe; stepgrandchildren, Amy and Laura Beth; and great-grandchildren, Cole and Harlin. Also surviving are four brothers, Kevin (wife, Lisa) Barber of Manchester, Robert (wife, Toni) Barber of Milwaukee, Roger Barber of Glasgow and Dennis (wife, Nancy) Barber of Pittsburgh, Pa. Preceding her in death was her mother, Herthel; brother, Gary (surviving wife, Joy Barber of Texas); and her stepmother, Betty.
Sandy attended Alsey and Winchester schools, she worked as a nurse's aide for Passavant Hospital and Scott County Nursing Center until her retirement. She loved her family and loved to help others.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Bowers Cemetery near Alsey. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester where the family will meet with friends from 6-8 p.m.
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Lyons, Bernice
Bernice Lyons, 91, of Barton W. Stone Home in Jacksonville, and formerly of Waverly, died Monday morning, Oct. 3, 2011, at the home.
She wa born March 2, 1920, in Waverly, daughter of the late Herman Turner and Myrtle Miner Turner Cooney. She married Clyde William Lyons on Nov. 27, 1939, in Bowling Green, Mo., and he preceded her in death Sept. 24, 1991.
Surviving is one daughter, Judith Brown and husband Ronald of Waverly; a son, Clyde "Butch" Lyons and wife Kathy of Waverly; three grandchildren, Lonn Brown and wife Tara of Waverly, Brandon Brown and wife Letitia of Waverly and Jodi Lyons of Waverly; four great-grandchildren, Seger and Sienna Brown and Levi and Case Brown, all of Waverly; one sister, Dorothy Handy of Chatham; a brother, Clifford Turner and wife Peggy of Loami; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two granddaughters, Roxanne Brown and Gina Lyons; four sisters; and three brothers.
Mrs. Lyons was a member of the Waverly United Methodist Church in Waverly and farmed along side her husband for many years. She loved to flower and vegetable garden.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly. Burial will be at Waverly East Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
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Malcolm, Kimberly Ann Summers
Kimberly Ann "Kim" Summers Malcolm, 52, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
She was born July 4, 1959, in Jacksonville.
She attended Winchester schools and graduated from Triopia High School and Gem City Business College. She worked for many years for Bio Guard Chemical in Georgia and Canada. She was of the Baptist faith.
Surviving is her parents Larry A. and Carolyn Summers of Jacksonville; her sister, Kelly Allen (Rick Abeln) of Jacksonville; two brothers, Tony (wife, Rhonda) Smith of Nortonville and Tim (wife, Shannan) Smith of Medora; a special friend, Chris Blesse of Jacksonville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her mother, Donna Glover.
Kim loved animals, especially dogs and horses, and she loved to read.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be at Winchester City Cemetery. Friends may call after 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home where the family will meet with friends from 6-8 p.m.
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McCool, Irene Josephine Hatcher
Irene Josephine Hatcher Wooldridge McCool, 100, passed from this life on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2011, at Tablerock Healthcare in Kimberling City, Mo.
Mrs. McCool lived in Kimberling City, Mo., with her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Chuck Ermisch, from 1995 until entering Tablerock in 2004.
She lived her entire life prior to that time in Illinois and retired at 65 after 20 years as buyer of designer dresses in Springfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Wooldridge; their daughter, Patsy Wooldridge Wilkins; as well as 11 younger siblings. She is survived by two daughters, Dona Wooldridge Tapp of Nashville, Tenn., and Sharon Wooldridge Ermisch of Kimberling City, Mo.; as well as by 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A graveside service conducted by Pastor Jim Harper, minister of the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, will be held at Pine Tree Cemetery in Patterson at 2 p.m. today. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

McEvers, Ed
Ed McEvers, 75, of Jacksonville, died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at Passavant Transitional Care Unit in Jacksonville.
He was born Sept. 3, 1935, in Jacksonville, the son of Walter Edmund and Iva Mae Angelo McEvers.
Ed attended several elementary schools in Illinois and Richmond, Calif. He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1953. Following graduation and while trying to decide what to do with his life, he was drafted into the U.S. Army, spending 13 months stationed in Korea. Following his discharge, Ed enrolled in Illinois College and graduated in 1964. He worked as a caseworker for the Department of Public Aid for two years before attending graduate school at Arizona State University and receiving a Master of Social Work degree from Washington University. He returned to Jacksonville in 1968 and married Janet Hurrelbrink at her parent's home near Winchester on June 15. Ed worked as a child welfare specialist for the Illinois Department of Mental Health Adolescent Unit at Jacksonville Developmental Center, a social worker for School District 117, and many years as a supervisor with the Department of Children and Family Services. Following retirement in 1998, he did contractual work for the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority and Youth Attention Center.
Ed is a longtime member of Lynnville Methodist Church and a life member of the Jacksonville Elks. He was a former member of the Jacksonville Country Club, Elm City Rehabilitation Board, and the Educational Daycare Board. He was past-president of Big Brothers and served as a Big Brother for 12 years. He served as an Elks Youth League Coach and worked many years on the Robbie McEvers Golf Tournament.
Ed is survived by his wife, Janet; children, Allison (husband, James) Pratt of Jacksonville and Michael (wife, Heather) McEvers of Lincoln; grandchildren, Mitchell and Gabriel Pratt and Carissa, Madison and soon-to-be-born baby boy McEvers. He is also survived by sisters, Elaine Gauges of Winchester and Linda (husband, David) Van Aken and brother, Loren McEvers, both of Lynnville; aunt and uncle, Jim and Louise Angelo of Jacksonville; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by one son, Robbie; his parents; brother, Bob; sister, Sharon; his in-laws, Howard and Opal Hurrelbrink; and brother-in-law, Gary Hurrelbrink.
Ed was an avid reader, gardener and fisherman. He loved spending time with the boys at the Elks. But most of all, he cherished being PaPa to those little grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday at Centenary United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, with burial at Winchester City Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at the Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville.
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McEvers, Gayle
Gayle McEvers, 77, of Winchester went to be with his Lord surrounded by his family Saturday morning, June 25, 2011.
Gayle was born Sept. 5, 1933, in Scott County, the son of the late Roy and Lena Savage McEvers. He married Carol Schroeder on June 25, 1954, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in White Hall.
Gayle was a 1952 graduate of Winchester High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed by the State of Illinois at the Jacksonville Developmental Center as a fireman in the power plant, and later became Assistant Chief Engineer, retiring in 1991. He was also a sales representative for Kaeser and Blair for over 30 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Winchester where he served as a moderator and song leader until his health would not allow him to continue.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandchildren's activities.
Surviving is his wife, Carol at home; his children, Grace McEvers (companion, Brian Hynes) and Mike (Brenda) McEvers, both of Jacksonville and Barb (Steve) Hoots of Winchester; four grandchildren, Matt McEvers and Ashley Coultas, both of Jacksonville, Kaila (Jim) Pfieffer of Chicago and Derek Hoots of Winchester; a great-granddaughter, Lily McEvers; a sister, Barb (Dale) Lybarger of Roseville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Winchester. Burial will be at Glasgow Cemetery where military honors will be held. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester where the family will meet friends from 5-8- p.m.
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McGlasson, Virginia E.
Virginia E. "Granny" McGlasson, 85, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 30, 2011, at Prairie Village Health Care Center in Jacksonville.
She was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Winchester, the daughter of Ernie and Eva Cumby Cummings. She married Leland Stice and he preceded her in death. She later married Owen S. McGlasson and he survives.
She is survived by six sons, Earl (wife, Stacey) McGlasson and Owen (wife, Melissa) McGlasson Jr., both of Franklin, Tom (wife, Marie) Stice of Osage Beach, Mo., and Steve Stice, Wayne Stice and Ronnie Stice, all of Winchester; two daughters, Debra (husband, Jamie) Jackson of Murrayville and Shirley Stice of Jacksonville; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ted Cummings of Tennessee. She was preceded in death by two sons, Danny Stice and Gary Stice; one daughter, Brenda Lee Hoots; two brothers, Bobby Cummings and Earl Cummings; and two sisters, Norma Spradlin and Leona Daniels.
Mrs. McGlasson was a devoted mother and housewife. She enjoyed babysitting and sitting outside visiting with family and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Winchester City Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday at Williamson Funeral Home.
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Merriman, John R.
John R. Merriman, 78, of Oxville, passed away Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born May 31, 1933, in Oxville, the son of Archie and Nina Morris Merriman. He married Vicky Hostetler on June 17, 1983, in Oxville. She preceded him in death Jan. 4. 2010.
Surviving is three daughters, Teresa Hopping of Oxville, Nena (Donnie) Richard of Naples and Dani (Brian) Scott of Oxville; four grandchildren, Ricky Jr. and Morgan Hopping, Racheal (Adam) Thompson and Rusty Rae Rickard; and several brothers and sisters.
John was a member of the Oxville United Methodist Church. He farmed in the Oxville area. He worked as an engineer for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad for 32 years. John served in the Army during the Korean conflict and was a member of the Bluffs American Legion. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and eating chocolate.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Winchester. Visitation will be Friday after 3 p.m. with the family meeting friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery near Bluffs.
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Miller, Judia
Died -- At her home in Winchester Ill., Wednesday, February 18, 1914 at 5:30 a.m. Mrs Judia Miller Aged 84 years, 24 days, Funeral services will be conducted from her late home. Friday, February 10, 1914 at 10:30 A.M., Rev. J.E. Strevey, officiating, assisted by Rev. D.H. Toomey. Interment at Winchester Cemetery. Friends of the family are invited to Attend. Winchester, Illinois. Feb 19, 1914.
[Submitted by Mary Wilson who adds: maiden name Sappington born 25 Jan 1830 KY Married Fedrick Miller. Survived by 4 children Amy, Franny, Verlin, Marcus.]


Million, C. Katherine Harp
C. Katherine (Harp) Million, 86, of Jacksonville, died Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
She was born Dec. 1, 1924, in Roodhouse, the daughter of J. Herschel and Cecile May (Edwards) Harp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph C. Million; and an infant son, Mark A.
She is survived by children, Katherine L. (Dale) Potter of Manchester, Tenn., Joelle Million (Johannes Postma) of Longmeadow, Mass., Garry L. Million of Jacksonville, Karla Y. Boyet of Farmington, N.M., Karel A. Heinz of Jacksonville and Krystal G. (Darryl) Christofanelli of Petersburg; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by a brother, Robert H. Harp of Jacksonville; sisters, Mary Ann Ranson of Franklin and Gerry Hanback of Murrayville; and many nieces and nephews.
Katherine graduated from Murrayville High School in 1942 and married Joe Million on July 4 of that year. She was a former resident of Rockford, Murrayville, Rushville and Franklin. Her final years were lived in Jacksonville. She was a sales representative for a number of companies and with her husband owned and operated Million's Dari Bar in Rushville. After her husband's death, she was owner-operator of Mode-O-Day dress shop and served as president of the Rusvhille Chamber of Commerce. Her volunteer activities included being a Girl Scout Leader and an American Cancer Society fundraiser.
After retiring to Morgan County in 1993, she visited with her friends daily in her own little corner at McDonald's until becoming a resident of Prairie Village Health Care Center in 2009.
Family will receive visitors on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the Mackey Daws funeral Home in Murrayville. Graveside services will follow the visitation at the Murrayville City Cemetery.
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Moore, Dixie K.
Dixie K. Moore, 54, Alsey, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at her residence.
She was born in Jacksonville June 27, 1957, the daughter of Karl E. and Rachael Newton Corey. She married Kenneth P. Moore on July 17, 1981 and he survives.
Also surviving are a daughter, Monica Knapp of Alsey; four sons, Gene (Misty) Knapp of Eldred, Michael (Jennifer) Moore of Jerseyville, Marcus (companion, Trina Henderson) Knapp of Roodhouse and Terrance (wife, Kim) Knapp of Rockford; a stepson, Eric Moore of White Hall; 11 grandchildren; three sisters Cindy Newingham of Jacksonville, Marty Grey of Florida and Megan (Barry) Andrist of Las Vegas; and five nieces and nephews who loved her dearly. She was preceded by her parents; and a niece, Carla Newingham.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Alsey Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. on Monday at the Alsey Baptist Church. Burial will be at Bowers Cemetery. Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Roodhouse is in charge of arrangements.
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Moore, Vera H.
Vera H. Moore, 79, of Alsey, passed away Saturday evening, June 25, 2011, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
She was born in Scott County, Dec. 14, 1931, the daughter of the late Hubert and Georgia Cowgill Day. She married Kenneth Moore on May 5, 1961, and he preceded her in death Jan. 17, 2005.
Vera is survived by her children, Kenny (Julie) Moore of Mount Washington, Ky., and Gary Moore (Lisa Tweety) of Bluffs; her beloved friend, Alice Mitchell of Alsey; her sister, Tessie Howard of Winchester; grandchildren, Joshua Moore of Irvine, Calif., Emily Moore of Elgin, Brandon Moore of Winchester, Lindsay Moore of Mount Washington, Ky., Christopher Clark of Bluffs and Bethany and Audrie Moore, both of Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. Also preceding her in death was a brother, Albert Day; and four sisters, Osee Hoots, Pansy Weiss, Nina Spencer and Fern Whewell.
Vera loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. She had a great love for her dog, Baby. She enjoyed going out to eat, taking Sunday drives and took pride in her flowers.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be at Bowers Cemetery near Alsey. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where the family will meet friends from 6-8 p.m.
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Mueller, Tonya Rene Brackett
Tonya Rene Brackett Mueller, 49, of Bluffs, passed away Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
She was born June 28, 1962, in Chicago, the daughter of Robert and Donna Clark Brackett.
Tonya attended Alsey Grade School and graduated from Winchester High School in 1980. She worked for 20 years at Bound to Stay Bound Books and then the last nine years for Buchheit in Jacksonville recently being promoted to farm manager. She loved her work, her cats, Mardi Gras parties, St. Louis Cardinal baseball, Dale Jr., and NASCAR. She enjoyed her trips to Florida with her grandparents, recently remodeling her house making it a home, but her greatest love was her sons.
Surviving are her two sons, Robert Shireman (Emily Rausch) of Columbia, Mo., and Sam Mueller at home; her loving partner for the last 10 years, Guy Hoots at home; parents, Robert and Donna Brackett of Winchester, brothers, Jay Tennill of Monet, Mo., and Tony Flowers (Kem Wilson) of Bluffs; sisters, Sandy (Jeff) Main of Roodhouse and Diana Brackett of Winchester; maternal grandparents, Tony and Betty Babick of Jacksonville; half sister, Terri (David) Graves of Jacksonville; stepchildren, Amanda Hoots of Winchester and Brett Hoots of Bluffs; and grandson, Brycen Matthew Hoots; as well as Guy's parents Cliff and Lynn Hoots of Bluffs; and a host of friends.
Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Funeral services will be private. Burial will be at Winchester City Cemetery.
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Nelson, Donald Lee
Donald Lee Nelson, 66, of Jacksonville, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, in Chandlerville.
He was born Aug. 31, 1944, near Springfield, the son of Owen and Lela Mikel Nelson. He married Beverly Robinson on Jan. 30, 1966, at the Winchester United Methodist Church in Winchester, and she survives.
He is also survived by one son, Jeffrey Nelson of Jacksonville; three grandchildren, Tyler, Hayden and Hannah Nelson; his mother, Lela Nelson of Jacksonville; and two brothers, David Nelson of Jacksonville and Bill (wife, Tammy) Nelson of Springfield. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Wanda (husband, Bob) Peck of Bella Vista, Ark,; brother-in-law, Bill (wife, Pat) Robinson of Winchester; niece, Kathy (husband, Dick) Statz of Verona, Wis., and her children, Jesse (wife, Elizabeth) Thill and their son, Chance of Warwick, R.I., and Jared Thill of Fayetteville, Ark,; niece, Lora (husband, J.R.) Bess of Divernon, and their children, Jordan, Taylor and Riley; and niece, Stacy (husband, Chad) Beeley of Jacksonville, and their children, Julia and Rachel. He was preceded in death by his father.
Mr. Nelson was a member of the AMVETS and Moose, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, yardwork, boating, riding his Harley and meeting with his many friends and coffee group. Donald loved to cheer on the Routt football team, and he especially enjoyed his family and paticipating in the Robinson LaLa Reunion each year.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at Williamson Funeral Home, with burial at Winchester City Cemetery. Friends may call after 12 noon on Wednesday at the funeral home, where the family will meet friends from 4-7 p.m.
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Peek, Earl S.
Earl S. Peek, 89, of Pittsfield, and formerly of Jacksonville, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 18, 1922, in Glasgow, the son of Clark and Lucy Sherwin Peek. He married Joyce Walk on Aug. 23, 1940, in Bowling Green, Mo., and she preceded him in death Nov. 19, 1988. He later married Zona Norton on Aug. 12, 1995, in Kampsville, and she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Larry (Charlotte) Peek of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Tim (Sue) Peek of Kentucky; one daughter, Sherry Mansfield of Salt Lake City; four stepdaughters, Carol Ann (John) Powell of Pittsfield, Pamela Jean Baxter of Pittsfield, Mary Marcine (Carlos) Lara of Pittsfield and Anita Louise (Mike) Lovell of Roseville; 11 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Nancy Deighton; one stepson, Denny Norton; one sister, Mildred McLaughlin; five brothers, James, William, Lee, Gene and Vern Peek; and two sons-in-law, Charles Baxter and Grant Mansfield.
Mr. Peek was a graduate of Alsey and Milton High School where he was an accomplished athlete. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, as a sergeant, in the Philippines and Japan. Earl was a founding member and an elder at First Christian Church in Jacksonville and taught Sunday school classes for 50 years. He then became a member of Milton Christian Church where he was active as an elder and adult Sunday school teacher. He was employed by Hoover Bros. John Deere in Milton for seven years, before working 38 years for Gordon Implement in Riggston, retiring as service manager in 1984. Earl was an avid collector of John Deere memorabilia and enjoyed crossword puzzles.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday at Milton Christian Church where a luncheon will be served at noon prior to the service. Burial will be at Glasgow Cemetery with military honors conducted by Winchester American Legion Post 442. Family will meet friends from
3-7 p.m. at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield.
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Pence, Arvey Lee

Arvey Lee Pence, 68, of Bluffs, passed away Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born Oct. 24, 1942, in White Hall, the son of Rexine Pence. Arvey was raised in the home of his grandmother, Elsie Pence. He married Donna Walters. She survives in Bluffs.
Also surviving are a son, Keith Pence, and daughter, Pam Wilson Pence, both of North Carolina; daughters, Jolene Pence and Salena Clendenny, both of Bluffs; grandchildren, Kindra Heller, Seth Heller and Gage Myers; and great-grandchild, Kiya Heller.
Arvey was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He worked as a construction operator out of Union Hall 965 in Springfield. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Bluffs. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery near Bluffs.
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Pierz, Mary "Toots"
Mary Imogene "Toots" Pierz, 85, of Winchester, died Wednesday morning, May 18, 2011, at Calhoun Nursing & Rehab in Hardin.
She was born Nov. 20, 1925, in Florence, the daughter of Sterling and Mary Elizabeth Stice Ralaford. She married Joseph Pierz Aug. 15, 1958, and he preceded her in death March 6, 2011.
She is survived by two sisters, Freda (deceased husband, Herman) Evans of Winchester and Peggy (husband, Sterling) Varner of Pittsfield; and nieces and nephews, Sue and Ralph Dillard of Curryville, Mo., Jim and Bev Evans of White Hall, Kenny and Paula Evans of Winchester, Gary Ralaford of Warsaw, Mo., Pam and Kent Meier and Shawnette Bauer, both of Jacksonville, and Kelly Mueller of Highland. She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen Clause; and one brother, Rex "Bud" Ralaford (surviving wife, Betty of Deepwater, Mo.).
Mrs. Pierz had worked at the Plastic Factory in Winchester and had also done some housekeeping for people. She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Winchester. She enjoyed shopping, tending to her flowers and cooking.
A funeal service was held 2 p.m. Friday at Williamson Funeral Home, with burial at Winchester City Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 1-2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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Riggs, John D.
John D. "Jack" Riggs, 68, of Winchester, passed away late Saturday night, June 25, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born Jan. 2, 1943, in Santa Anna, Calif., the son of the late Ralph Richard and Mary Margaret Trumble Riggs. He married Connie Hawkins Lacey on Sept. 2, 1989.
Jack was a graduate of Winchester High School. He served in the U.S. Army, and retired in 2007 from the Illinois Department of Corrections. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Winchester. He loved to travel, ride motorcycles and spend time in Arizona.
Surviving is his wife, Connie at home; stepchildren, Tina Lacey, Elizabeth Lacey and Dawn Johnesse; grandchildren, Alisha Lacey and Jordan Foster; two brothers, Jim (wife, Sue) Riggs of Winchester and Ted (wife, Donna) McDonald of Carl Junction, Mo.; sister, Eva Jo (husband, Hal) McLaughlin of Winchester; and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; his stepmother Jessie McDonald Riggs; and a sister, Betty Corson Darlington.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be at Winchester City Cemetery where military honors will be conducted. Friends may call Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. -
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Rueter, Cynthia R.
Cynthia R. Rueter, 39, of Bluffs, died Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
She was born Jan. 6, 1972, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Audrey and Wanda McDade Gregory. She married Jim Rueter on Dec. 5, 1993, in Henderson, Nev., and he survives.
She is also survived by one daughter, Jessica (husband, David) Cook of Jacksonville; one son, Joshua Rueter of Bluffs; her parents of Bluffs; three sisters, Kelly (companion, Mark Ruyle) Huddleston of Meredosia, Debra (companion, Steve Odell) Gregory of Robinson and Julie (husband, Mark) Henderson of Pittsfield; three brothers, Randy (wife, Annette) Huddleston of Jacksonville, Aaron (wife, Stacy) Gregory of Bluffs and Alan (wife, Sara) Gregory of Bluffs.
Cynthia was a clerk at Bluejay Junction in Bluffs for 18 years. She loved her job and all of the people with whom she had contact. She knew and loved everyone, and strangers were soon to become friends. She was always busy, and between the Junction and cleaning homes, worked seven days a week. She was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed working with horses. She cherished her family and her dog, Riley.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Williamson Funeral Home. The family will meet friends from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
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Schone, Barbara Jean Burns
Barbara Jean Burns Schone, 76, of Jacksonville, left this life on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011, at her residence surrounded by her family.
She was born Oct. 1, 1934, in Cheyenne, Wyo., the daughter of Myron Robert and Barbara Hatch Ferriman. She married Carl R. Burns on Aug. 31, 1957 in LaGrange, and he preceded her in death on July 8, 1987. She married Howard Schone on Jan. 30, 1999, at Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville, and he survives.
Mrs. Schone is also survived by three daughters, Kathy Gregory of Jacksonville, Karen (husband, Jeff) Bailey of Cape Coral, Fla., and Kelli (husband, Scott) Drury of Cleveland, Tenn.; one son, Fred (wife, Kathy) Burns of Chapin; five stepchildren, Karen (husband, Dave) Greifzu of Auburn, Kim (husband, Jeff) Clark of Chandlerville, Karla (husband, Dan) Nora of Palatine, Kristy (husband, Jeff) Abell of Jacksonville and Kay (husband, Brian) Habbe of Nashville, Tenn.; one stepdaughter-in-law, Joanie Schone of Jacksonville; 13 grandchildren, Bridget D. (husband, Jason ) Bailey Little, Brett A. Bailey, Brooke N. Bailey, Robert C. (wife, Samantha) Gregory, Wade R. Gregory, Lauren A. Gregory, Laura N. Drury, James C. Drury, Matthew R. Drury, Ashley M. Burns, Megan N. Burns, Emily K. Burns and Michael R. Burns; two great-grandsons, Briar J. Little and Garrett L. Little; 11 stepgrandchildren, Kyle Schone, Chad Schone, Samuel Greifzu, Aaron Greifzu, John Greifzu, Thomas Nora, David Nora, Ellie Abell, Katie Abell, Gus Abell and Adam Abell; one brother, Robert L. (wife, Maggie) Ferriman of Jefferson City, Mo.; and one sister, Beth (husband, Fred) Ahlborn of Magness, Ark. She was preceded in death by one stepson, Brad Schone.
Mrs. Schone was a 1957 graduate of Culver-Stockton College. She taught Math and English at Bluffs Junior and Senior High Schools for over 20 years. Mrs. Schone was a member of the Church of Our Saviour and active in the Catholic Daughters of America, Deanery, and Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. Jean loved quilting, sewing, gardening, and playing bridge. She enjoyed traveling, especially visiting the Lake of the Ozarks.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Church of Our Saviour in Jacksonville, with burial at St. Mark's Cemetery in Winchester. Friends may call after 12 Noon today at Williamson Funeral Home, where the family will meet friends from 4:15 p.m. until 7 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. today.
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Scott, Mildred L.
Mildred L. "Millie" Scott, 95, of Winchester, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, at the Scott County Nursing Center.
She was born April 23, 1916, in Rossville, the daughter of Christian and Elsie Perry Cameron. She was united in marriage to William Addison Scott on Dec. 31, 1938, in Winchester.
Millie graduated from Winchester High School and attended Our Saviour Nursing School in Jacksonville. She was a homemaker and also was a cook for the Winchester Grade School for 32 years. A faithful member of St. Mark's Church in Winchester, the Altar Society there, Royal Neighbors, the "Happy Hoopers" knitting group and was active in various bridge clubs for 50 years. Millie enjoyed traveling and square dancing, but her greatest treasure was her family.
Survivors include her children, William (wife, Lonna) Scott of St. Helen, Calif., James (wife, Jane) Scott of Michigan City, Ind., Randall (wife, Patricia) Scott of Austin, Texas, Daniel (wife, Lois) Scott of Phoenix, Patrick (wife, Jayne) Scott of Scottsdale, Ariz., David (wife, Vickie) Scott of Barrington and Mary (husband, Rick) White of Winchester. Twenty grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive. Preceding her in death was her husband, Addison, in 1977; a brother, Paul Cameron; and two sisters, Helen Thomas, and Marjorie Hereford.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Church in Winchester. Burial will be at Winchester City Cemetery. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Friday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester where the family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 5 p.m.
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Sherwin, Mary Louise
Mary Louise Sherwin, 81, of Roodhouse, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
She was born Sept. 13, 1929, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Lewis and Edith Lindsey Ward. She married Jesse Eugene Sherwin on Sept. 21, 1952, at Grace United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, and he preceded her in death March 25, 2000.
Mrs. Sherwin is survived by three children, Carolyn Sherwin, Gary (wife, Carolyn) Sherwin and Ron (wife, Alice) Sherwin, all of Roodhouse; three grandchildren, Rebecca, Amy and Randall Sherwin, all of Roodhouse; one sister, Ethel Ward of Roodhouse; and one brother, Ralph (wife, Bernice) Ward of Jacksonville.
Mrs. Sherwin was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, baking and traveling. She was a member of First Christian Church in Jacksonville.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Williamson Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with burial at Glasgow Cemetery in Glasgow. The family will meet friends one hour prior to the service Sunday at the funeral home.
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Swartz, Bessie
BESSIE I. (SCUPHAM) SWARTZ, 69, of Pittsfield, died Tuesday, May 25, 1982 in Illini Hospital. Born Sept. 18, 1912, at Winchester, she was a daughter of William and Loutishy Flynn Scupham. She was married June 24, 1934, in Winchester, to Carl Swartz who preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Carl William Swartz of Barry; one daughter, Mrs Richard (Minnie) Hymes of Jacksonville; 11 grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, five brothers and three sisters. Services were Friday at 2 p.m. at the Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, conducted by the Rev David Brown. Burial was in Winchester City cemetery.
[Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection, Pike Co IL]

Tennill, Diane
Diane Tennill, 59, of Winchester, passed away Friday evening, May 13, 2011, at Prairie Village Healthcare in Jacksonville.
She was born Sept. 18, 1951, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Earl Edward and Wanda Shearburn Cox.
Diane was a 1970 graduate of Winchester High School. She was employed at Walmart where she was active with the Children's Miracle Network. She volunteered with the Scott County Dog Rescue and helped with the coat drive in Winchester.
Surviving is her son, Matthew Tennill and her grandchildren, Avenelle and Bryce Tennill, all of Winchester; her mother, Wanda Cox of Glasgow; and her two brothers, Craig Cox of Winchester and Brett (Kelly) Cox of Glasgow. Preceding her in death was her father, and sister-in-law, Karen Cox.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be at the Winchester City Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
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Todd, Roland E.
Roland E. Todd, 83, of Winchester, passed away Monday night, Nov. 14, 2011, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born May 16, 1928, in Scott County, the son of the late Addie and Lena Mae Anders Todd. He married Marie Brown on Sept. 8, 1948, in Jacksonville.
Roland was a 1947 graduate of Winchester High School. He worked for Anderson Clayton/Kraft Foods for 38 years. He was a member of the Winchester United Methodist Church, and he was a Mason.
He is survived by his wife, Marie at home; his son, Stephen Todd (wife, Vicky) and daughter, Melinda Hembrough (husband, Danny), both of Winchester; five grandchildren, Kerry Henry, Kullen Todd, Shawn Fry, Suzanne Ford and Todd Hembrough; and great-grandchildren, Eden Marie Henry, Jarrett Fry, Jackson Fry, Sawyer Fry, Addie Mae Ford, Clara Ford, Lincoln Ford and Isabella Hembrough.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Winchester United Methodist Church. Burial will be at Winchester City Cemetery. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Thursday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester where the family will meet with friends from 5-8 p.m.
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Travis, Ida Frances
Ida Frances Travis, 93, of Jacksonville, and formerly of Manchester, died Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Heritage Health in Jacksonville.
She was born Dec. 6, 1918, in Scott County, the daughter of Homer L. and Nannie Boston Thompson. She married Charles J. Travis on March 10, 1942, at Shelbyville, Mo., and he preceded her in death July 31, 1992.
She is survived by a nephew, James L. Thompson of Port Orchard, Wash.; and several cousins in the area. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Claude G. Thompson and Kenneth E. Thompson.
Frances graduated from Roodhouse Community High School in 1936. She worked as a telephone operator, and later owned and operated Travis Grocery along with her husband in Manchester. She later worked at J. Capps and Son in Jacksonville, and then at Walmart until her retirement. She was a longtime member of the Manchester Methodist Church and the Royal Neighbors of America.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Manchester Cemetery.
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Verdon, Marjorie
Marjorie Louise Christison Verdon, 89, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
She was born June 5, 1922, in rural Winchester, the daughter of Elmer J. and Mary Irene Glossop Christison. She married Joseph R. Verdon on Jan. 23, 1945, in Kansas City, Mo. He preceded her in death April 30, 1986.
Surviving is a sister, Mary Kathryn Christison Gardner of Jacksonville; brothers, Wayne (Madge) Christison of Hot Springs, Ark., and Ralph (Elizabeth) Christison of Putnam; nieces and nephews, Lance R. (Tina) Gardner of Anaheim, Calif., Darin K. Gardner of Franklin, Lisa (Carl) Wesender of Batavia, John (Ruth) Christison of West Burlington, Iowa, and Denise Christison of Dallas; cousins, Barbara Jean Six and Helen (Bill) Cumby, all of Winchester, Dan Gahnstrom of Broomfield, Colo., Jeanne (Gene) Hanson of Denver and Bill (Mary Ann) Foelker of Seffner, Fla.; and in-laws, Susan Verdon of Lincoln, R.I., Jim (Jean) Douglas of Massachusetts and Anna (Alvin) Tucker and John (Thelma) Verdon, all of Lincoln, R.I. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and an infant brother.
Marjorie graduated from the White Hall High School in 1940. She was employed several years at the Hallmark Greeting Card Co. in Kansas City, Mo. She retired from the Decatur Earthmover Credit Union in Decatur. She enjoyed traveling and her family.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Winchester, with interment at the Winchester City Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 p.m. until time of the service at the funeral home.
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Vortman, Richard Carl
Richard Carl Vortman, 88, of Winchester, died Saturday (Dec. 10, 2011) at his residence.
He was born May 11, 1923, in Morgan County, a son of Paul and Fredricka "Reka" Kaehlert Vortman. He married Eileen Freesen on Nov. 22, 1944, in Jacksonville and she survives.
Mr. Vortman was a 1941 graduate of Chapin High School. He worked alongside his cousin for Harold Kaehlert Construction in Springfield, before working as a farm hand. Richard owned a small farm and was a tenant farmer for 48 years in Scott County.
He was a member of the Winchester Square Dance Club and enjoyed attending club dances throughout the area.
He is also survived by three sons, Larry Vortman and Lloyd (Scarlett) Vortman, all of Winchester and Bruce (Penny) Vortman of Roodhouse; three grandchildren, Paul (Deea) Vortman of New Salem, Ill., Luke Vortman of Kansas City, Mo., and Sara (Jared) Hoots of Mount Sterling; two great-granddaughters; a sister, Pauline (Robert) Koehm of Godfrey; and two nieces, Sherri Koehm of St. Louis, and Teresa Koehm of Godfrey.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, William Russell Vortman.
SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester with burial in Winchester City Cemetery.
VISITATION: 2-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Coonrod Funeral Home with family present 5-7 p.m.
ARRANGEMENTS: Coonrod Funeral Home, Winchester.
[Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


Wade, Jimmie Duane
Jimmie Duane Wade, 73, of Winchester, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 3, 2011, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, with his daughter at his side.
He was born March 31, 1938, in Florence, the son of the late Roy and Margaret Evans Wade.
He was a 1956 graduate of Winchester High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a jet engine mechanic and then attended MacMurray College and Beauty College. He then worked as a beautician until his retirement. He worked at Regis in Springfield and had his own shop in Winchester. Jim was also an instructor for Flamingo Beauty College in Jacksonville and Springfield.
Surviving is his daughter, Deborah (Robert) Meredith of Springfield; son, Richard Jason Wade of Jacksonville; and five grandsons. Preceding him in death was a brother, Billie Wade; an infant sister; and a grandson.
A reception to honor Jimmie will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at Ed & Woodie's in Florence. A private committal will be held at a later date.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

Wallace, Randall C.
Randall C. Wallace, 74, of Lynnville, passed away Monday afternoon, Aug. 8, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
He was born May 25, 1937, in Bow, Ky., the son of the late Herschel and Velma Davidson Wallace. He married Caroline Hayes on March 30, 1957, in Jacksonville. She preceded him in death April 15, 2002. Also preceding him in death was his brother, Herschel Wallace.
Randy attended Jacksonville schools, and was a painter through Local 90 in Springfield, working many years for JB Large and Sons in Jacksonville.
He enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling. He also liked watching NASCAR racing and visiting with family and friends. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Jacksonville, and in his younger years he sang with several local bands in the area.
Surviving are his four daughters, Mary (David) Mumford of Jacksonville, Elizabeth (William) Kavach of Jerseyville, Karen (Richard) Beach of Murrayville and Jodi (Revor) Lessman of Springfield; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Coonrod funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be at Winchester City Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


Whewell, Geneva
Geneva Mae Roberts Whewell, 81, of Bluffs, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at the Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield.
She was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Litchfield, the daughter of Charles O. and Emma B. White Roberts. She married Lonnie R. Whewell on April 20, 1947, in White Hall. He preceded her in death Oct. 20, 1993.
Surviving are five children, Randy (Marilyn) Whewell of Arenzville and Dennis (Terry) Whewell, Brenda Kauffman, Rex (companion, Vicki Berry) Whewell and Judy Whewell, all of Bluffs; nine grandchildren, Aaron (companion, Mallory Evans) Kauffman of Bluffs, Sara (Alan) Gregory of Bluffs, Bethany (Anthony) Mital of Rock Island, Rebecca Whewell of Arenzville, Brook (Nick) Musch of Chapin, Kelli (Adam) Bruns of Springfield, Eric (Heather) Whewell of Memphis, Tenn., Ashlee Whewell of Bluffs and Garrett Andrew Whewell of Jacksonville; grandchildren-to-be, Kylan Gregory of Bluffs, and twins, Faith and Tenley Musch of Chapin; siblings, Don (Anna) Roberts of Greenfield and Shirley Cox of Winchester. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl White and Delmar Roberts; and one sister, Betty Witthuhn.
Geneva enjoyed baking for family, friends and neighbors, taking van rides and attending family functions.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Winchester, with interment at the Manchester City Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


Witwer, Ernest Elmer
Ernest Elmer Witwer, 81, of Winchester, went to be with his Lord Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at his home surrounded by his wife and children.
He was born Feb. 10, 1930, son of the late Ernest and Bertha Milby Witwer. He married Reba Mitchell on April 16, 1978, in Moline.
Surviving are his wife; and three children from a previous marriage, Everett Eugene Witwer of Merrit, Evelyn Elaine (Randy) Downs of St. Joseph, MO., and Elroy Ernest (Suzie) Witwer of St. Louis; three grandchildren, Matthew Alan (companion, Keri) Downs, Brian Lee (Melissa) Downs and Sarah Beth Downs; three great-grandchildren, Jolee Downs, Layne Wallace and Kayle Wallace; two nephews, John (Joyce) Witwer and Tom (Sharon) Witwer; and several cousins. Elmer was preceded in death by a brother, Jacob Lee (Polly) Witwer.
Elmer was a member of the Winchester Assemly of God Church, the Winchester American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars and the National Rifle Association.
Elmer served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He farmed in Scott County all his life. He sold real estate and insurance as well. He sold auto parts in several stores throughout the area for 25 years and served 12 years as a Scott County Commissioner.
He enjoyed his pets (dogs and cats) as well as caring for his cattle. He was a collector of antiques of all kinds. He also collected and restored antique vehicles. He enjoyed mowing his lawn and maintaining his home.
Elmer was proud of his 60 year perfect Sunday school attendance record.
He was a man of honor and respect, truly loved by his family, and will be missed by them and all who knew him.
Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Monday at the Winchester Assembly of God Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at the Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Winchester. Interment will be at the Murrayville City Cemetery.
[Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]



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