Our Obituaries

Carl Lester Birkner

November 8, 1927 - January 27, 2018

Carl Lester Birkner, 90, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at his home.He was born on Nov. 8, 1927 in Pinckneyville, IL, the son of the late Edward Peter and Charlote Johanna (Loos) Birkner. Carl attended grade schools at Van Brunt and Brick Schools in Pinckneyville area and graduated from Pinckneyville Community High School in 1945. He participated in football,...
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Elsie Imogene Staats

August 20, 1932 - January 21, 2018

Elsie Imogene Staats, 85, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at home.She was born on August 20, 1932, in Sharpsburg, IL, the daughter of the late Everett Edward and Elsie Maie (Redfern) Solomon. She married John K. Staats, Jr. on Dec. 24, 1953 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 2012. Elsie was a teacher for Springfield District 186. After she retired from teaching, she...
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Darlene E. Summers

December 15, 1931 - January 14, 2018

Darlene E. Summers, 86, of Springfield, passed away at 4:30 pm Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at Memorial Hospice at Heritage in Springfield. She was born in Jacksonville, IL, Dec. 15, 1931 the daughter of Paul R. and Lena Maude (Large) Nunes. She married John Summers in Jacksonville, IL on Aug. 29, 1954 and he survives. Darlene is also survived by her six daughters: Diane Summers of Chatham, IL, Joni ...
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Ella Mae Smith

July 16, 1927 - January 14, 2018

Ella Mae Smith, 90, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at Villa East Health Care Center in Sherman, IL.She was born on July 16, 1927, in Campbell Hill, IL, the daughter of the late Herman and Josephine (Bear) Gerberding. She was a CNA in the home health care industry and was a member of First United Methodist Church in Springfield.She is survived by 3 daughters, Brenda (husband...
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James Richard Stout

May 10, 1957 - January 13, 2018

James Richard Stout, Sr., of Springfield, passed away on January 13th, 2018 at his home after a long battle with Corticobasal Degeneration.He was born May 10, 1957 in Cairo, IL to Ray and Rose (Karcher) Stout. He graduated from Camelot High School in Cairo and received both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Murray State University in Murray, KY where he was an active member of Sigma Pi...
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Nhi T. Pham

February 23, 1927 - January 8, 2018

Nhi T. Pham, 90, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 at Auburn Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Auburn, IL.She was born on Feb. 23, 1927, in Saigon, Vietnam, the daughter of the late Vo Van Dong and Pham Thi Tan. She married Le Van Ky in 1942 in Thu Duc, Vietnam and he preceded her in death in 1981.She was a homemaker in Vietnam, and came to the United States in December of...
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George T. Wilber

August 31, 1927 - January 6, 2018

George T. Wilber, 90, of Springfield, passed away at 9:08 am Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018 at Concordia Village Care Center in Springfield. He was born in Lawrence County, IL, Aug. 31, 1927 the son of Wallace Walker and LaVerna (Warren) Wilber. He married Louise Lynch March 28, 1946 in Lawrenceville, IL and she survives. He is also survived by his three sons: Harold "Duke" (Rita) Wilber of Springfield...
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Gaylord Monroe Smith

September 27, 1935 - January 2, 2018

Springfield, IL-Gaylord Monroe "G.M." Smith, 82, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at The Bridge Care Suites in Springfield. He was born in Boulder, IL September 27, 1935 the son of Gaylord and Lillie Ann (Sharp) Smith. G.M. attended a one room school for his elementary education, and then graduated from Sandoval High School. He continued his education earning his...
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Paul Wesley Nickelson

May 23, 1934 - January 1, 2018

Paul Wesley "Nick" Nickelson, 83, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center.He was born in Cook County, Chicago, IL on May 23, 1934, the son of Glen and Helen Nickelson and they preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were a sister Nancy Collins, and a brother Robert Nickelson. He married Constance Mae DeCastro on August 18, 1954. They were...
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Carole Colburn

October 29, 1942 - December 29, 2017


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Wayne A. Young

July 31, 1935 - December 29, 2017

Wayne A. Young, 82, of Springfield, passed away on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center.He was born on July 31, 1935 in Springfield, the son of the late Harry and Chloris (Copeland) Young. He married Rose Marie Parker on Nov. 15, 1959 in Springfield and she survives.Mr. Young was a veteran of the United States Air Force and served as an aircraft electrician on the B-36 Peacemaker. ...
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Carol Veicht

April 21, 1933 - December 20, 2017

Carol Veicht, 84, of Springfield, passed away on December 20, 2017 at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington, Illinois. She was born on April 21, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Maxwell and Carrie Stiehl. Carol married Gordon L. Veicht on September 9, 1951 in Milwaukee and he preceded her in death on December 29, 2003.Mrs. Veicht is survived by one daughter Cheryl (Wendell) Pierce of Springfield,...
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James F. Harry

December 30, 1939 - December 18, 2017

Springfield, IL-James "Jim" F. Harry, 77, of Springfield, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at 11:22 am at Memorial Medical Center. Jim was born in Quincy, IL, December 30, 1939. His youth was spent on a farm in Baylis, IL. He graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1958, then graduated from Illinois College in 1963. An avid athlete, Jim participated in football, basketball, and track in...
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Carol Sue Wiggers

September 27, 1963 - December 13, 2017

Carol Sue (Doglio) Wiggers, 54, from Mahomet Illinois passed away at 1:40 AM December 13, 2017 after a long battle with kidney disease. Carol was born in Brooke, IN on September 27, 1963 to James and Elizabeth (Ford) Doglio. She graduated from Auburn High School class of 1982. She married Douglas E. Wiggers of Springfield on May 12, 1984. Carol is survived by her husband Doug, and her daughter...
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Larry Douglas Wimmer

May 2, 1945 - December 5, 2017

Larry D. Wimmer, 72, of Sherman, IL, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at his home.He was born on May 2, 1945 in Shelbyville, IL, the son of the late Wendell and Alice Pauline (Gwin) Wimmer. Larry served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He owned and operated Contractor's Lumber City in Springfield, retiring in 2006. He loved to play golf, was an avid Chicago Bears, Chicago...
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Thomas E. "Tommy Schafer

October 18, 1960 - December 2, 2017

Thomas E. "Tom, Tommy" Schafer, age 57, of Springfield passed away on December 2, 2017 at 2:29 am in Memorial Hospital surrounded by his daughters. Tom was the oldest son of Dale and Maria (Syes) Schafer and was born in Springfield October 18, 1960. Attended St. Patrick's grade school and Springfield Southeast High School. He is preceded in death by his father Dale. He married Shelly L. Pavich in...
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Earl Ray,

December 24, 1923 - November 26, 2017

Earl Ray, Jr., 93, of Springfield, formerly of Pleasant Plains, IL, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg, IL.He was born on Dec. 24, 1923 in Pleasant Plains, IL, the son of the late Earl Ray, Sr. and Anna (Robinson) Ray. Mr. Ray worked as the office manager for Illinois Central Gulf Railroad, retiring in 1983. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian...
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Donald P. Creel

February 5, 1937 - November 21, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home, Springfield, IL.
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Cline L. Brillhart

August 2, 1933 - November 19, 2017

Cline L. Brillhart, 84, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at home. Cline was born to George and Maye Winston Brillhart on August 2, 1933, on a farm in McDonough County. He attended a one-room school through eighth grade and graduated from Industry High School in 1951. He married Carol Price on October 8, 1960, in Vermont, Illinois, and she survives.Cline is also survived...
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Minodora Ursachi

December 22, 1934 - November 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home, Springfield, IL.
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John Michael Brillhart

November 17, 1972 - November 6, 2017

John Michael Brillhart, 44, of Springfield passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017, in Bloomington, Illinois. He was born on November 17, 1972, in Springfield to Cline and Carol Price Brillhart. John married Sarah Hrenko on June 17, 2000, in Springfield, and she survives.John is survived by his two daughters, Cora and Sadie Brillhart, and his parents, Cline and Carol Brillhart, all of Springfield...
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Thomas Joseph Roski

June 24, 1940 - November 1, 2017

Thomas Joseph Roski, 77, of Virden, passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center.Bisch Funeral Home West, Springfield, is in charge of arrangements.
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Deanna K. Bollman

April 8, 1963 - October 30, 2017

Deanna K. "Dede" Bollman, 54, of Springfield, passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center.She was born on April 8, 1963 in Springfield, the daughter of Robert and Janice (Pehlman) Bollman. Deanna worked as the service manager at Bollmans Pool and Spa. Since her youth, she was active playing softball and she continued that through watching her nieces play. She truly...
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Elmer Ray Lauterbach

June 10, 1936 - October 29, 2017

Elmer Ray Lauterbach, 81, of Pleasant Plains, passed away on October 29, 2017 at St. John's Hospice Care Unit. At the time of his passing, Elmer was surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born on June 10, 1936 in Springfield to Harry William and Edith Mae Lowry Lauterbach. Elmer married Alice Marie Gates on November 23, 1957 and she preceded him in death on July 1, 2013. Mr. Lauterbach...
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William Sapp,

May 31, 1925 - October 24, 2017

Springfield, IL-Brigadier General (Ret.) William "Bill" Sapp Jr, 92, of Springfield, passed away at 3:15 am Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care in Chatham. He was born May 31, 1925 in Oak Wood, IL the son of William and Inez (Miller) Sapp Sr. They preceded him in death as well as three sisters, and his son, Greg. After graduation from Du Quoin High School in 1943, he enlisted and...
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Martha D. Hawker

May 25, 1925 - October 18, 2017

Martha D. Hawker, 92, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was born on May 25, 1925 in Springfield to Emil and Dora Krell Kusch. Martha married Richard Hawker in Springfield on February 22, 1947 and he survives.Mrs. Hawker is also survived by two children: Fred (Donna) Hawker of Rochester and Carol (Sam) Spengler of Colorado Springs,...
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Shirley Mae Ballard

November 19, 1927 - October 15, 2017

.Springfield, IL- Shirley M. Ballard, 89, of Springfield, passed away at 2:17 pm Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was born in Springfield, Nov. 19, 1927 the daughter of Carrol and Hazell (Kelly) Jones. She married Edward M. Ballard April 6, 1956 and he preceded her in death Feb. 16, 2007. Shirley and Ed were charter members of Southside Christian Church. They were...
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Janet Collins

March 8, 1949 - October 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home, Springfield, IL.
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Edwin Frederick Goebig

April 4, 1953 - October 8, 2017

Edwin Frederick "Fritz" Goebig II passed away in the company of family at home in Springfield after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, October 8, 2017.He was born in the Detroit area suburbs on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1953. He was the only child of Victor Herbert Goebig and Evelyn Berneice Swartz. After the onset of health problems affecting his parents, an uncle, Charles Mathew...
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David Alan Link

July 8, 1956 - October 7, 2017

David A. Link, 61, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at his home.He was born on July 8, 1956 in Springfield, the son of the late Albert R. and Mary J. (Brown) Link. He married Patricia Schultz on May 5, 1979 in Springfield and she survives.David was in sales and management with Kents, E&F Distributing, and recently at Brookhills Golf Course. He was a member of...
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Annabelle B. Williams

March 4, 1934 - October 4, 2017

Annabelle B. "Ann" Williams, 83, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Heritage Health Hospice.She was born on March 4, 1934 in Barron, WI, the daughter of the late Arthur O. and Dea (Bryngleson) Frisinger. She married Ralph E. Williams on June 21, 1975 in Springfield and he preceded her in death in 2004.Ann worked as a tax analyst for the IL Department of Revenue and...
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LaVerne Leathers

November 14, 1942 - October 3, 2017

Chatham, IL- LaVerne Leathers, 74, of Chatham, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 6:48 pm Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Springfield, November 14, 1942 the daughter of Thomas Edward and Bernice (Carter) Wilson. She married Daniel Ray Leathers in 1962 and he preceded her in death, July 9, 1987. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a step-brother, Tom...
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Bernadine Aretta Porter

March 31, 1921 - September 30, 2017

Bernadine Aretta Porter, 96, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday September 30, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was born on March 31, 1921 in Christopher, Illinois to Robert H. and Allia Bell Stowers Lowery. Bernadine married John R. Porter Sr., in 1947 in Christopher and he preceded her in death on May 7, 1996.Mrs. Porter is survived by her son John R. (Mary) Porter Jr., of...
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George Kenneth Judd

August 24, 1928 - September 28, 2017

Springfield, IL-George Kenneth "Kenny" Judd, Jr., 89, a lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away at 3:04 pm Thursday, September, 28, 2017 at Concordia Village. Kenny was born August 24, 1928 the son of George Kenneth and Helen (Robb) Judd Sr. He married Anna M. Hayden in Springfield, March 5, 1949 and she preceded him in death September 5, 2016. He was also preceded in death by his...
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Patricia A. Ozyurt

May 2, 1950 - September 22, 2017

Springfield, IL-Patricia Ann Ozyurt, 67, of Springfield, passed away at 4:05 pm Friday, September 22, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, as her family gathered at her side. She was born in Canton, IL, May 2, 1950 the daughter of Helen (Cooper) and David Bell. Her parents preceded her in death. She is survived by husband Gunes Ozyurt with whom she celebrated 47 years of marriage. ...
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Graham David Vose

October 4, 1994 - September 16, 2017

Graham David Vose, 22, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at his home.He was born on Oct. 4, 1994 in Springfield, the son of the late Thomas R. Vose and Toni (Vignola) Vose.Graham was a hard worker employed by Meijer who spent his free time playing video games, spending time with his family, and supporting his favorite sport's teams: the St. Louis Cardinals and the Green...
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Mary Virginia Miller

May 1, 1929 - September 5, 2017

Mary Virginia Miller, 88, of Springfield, passed away on September 5, 2017 at Villa Health Care Center East. She was born on May 1, 1929 in Peekskill, New York to James and Teresa Ellen Palumbo Serino. Mary married Jesse Samuel Miller Jr. on August 27, 1955 and he preceded her in death on September 25, 1999.Mrs. Miller is survived by two children: Therese Meskimen of Robinson, IL., and Jesse S. ...
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Harold S. Meek

November 12, 1930 - August 31, 2017

Springfield, IL - Harold Snowden Meek passed away August 31, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born November 12, 1930 in Springfield to the late Albert Meek and Josephine Snowden Meek. He was also preceded in death by seven brothers, three sisters, two nephews, and one niece. He attended Cathedral High School for two years, and then finished his high school education at Inkster High...
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Donna F. Gee

June 15, 1930 - August 30, 2017

Springfield, IL-Donna F. Gee, 87, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center.She was born in Columbus, OH, June 15, 1930 the daughter of Donald and Eva (Ott) Woodruff. She married James Gee May 28, 1948 and he preceded her in death May 21, 2015. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Matthew Hunter, and her sister, Tudie Shields. She...
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Samuel W. Schneider

July 16, 1935 - August 29, 2017

Springfield, IL-Samuel W. "Bill" Schneider, 82, a lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away at 4:30 pm Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. He was born July 16, 1935 the son of Roy and Rita (Friend) Schneider. He married the former Jean Thom in Springfield, June 30, 1957, recently celebrating their 60th anniversary.Bill retired from Henson-Robinson Company as a sheet...
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Hailey Paige Buhnerkemper

July 17, 1997 - August 18, 2017

Springfield, IL- Hailey Paige Buhnerkemper, 20 a lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away Friday, August 18, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center.She was born July 17, 1997 the daughter of Robert and Rachelle (Cross) Buhnerkemper. Her mother preceded her in death Sept. 30, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her grandfathers; Joseph Buhnerkemper in 1987 and Donald Connolly in 2014. Hailey...
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Cynthia Marie Ogden

July 21, 1953 - July 30, 2017

Cynthia Marie Ogden, 64, passed away on July 30, 2017 following a 7 month battle with lung cancer. She passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family and devoted husband.Cindy was born in Decatur, IL., the daughter of Cliff and Lucille Hodges and sister to Brian (Sally) Hodges and Sandy (Jay) Dexter.Mrs. Ogden is survived by her husband of 42 years, Kevin Ogden, and her children: Jeff ...
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Frank C. Pickett

April 19, 1931 - July 29, 2017

Frank C. Pickett, 86, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family.He was born on April 19, 1931 in Pleasant Plains, IL, the son of the late William Ernest and Dorothy Elizabeth (Gray) Pickett. He married Alice Lynn on January 2, 1952 in Springfield and she survives.In addition to his wife, Alice, he is survived by a son, William Michael ...
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Keith A. Zappo

March 31, 1953 - July 22, 2017

Keith Allen Zappo 1953-2017 Keith Allen Zappo, 64, of Springfield, IL passed away on Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.Keith was born March 31st, 1953 in Chester, PA, the son of Nicholas and Jane Zappo.He married Gail Martin on October 11th, 1975 in Glenolden, PA and together with joy and pride, they raised their family.Keith worked as a self-employed landscape designer...
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Gregory A. Sapp

February 11, 1956 - July 15, 2017

Chatham, IL-Gregory A. "Greg" A. Sapp, 61, of Chatham, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 6:05 am, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born February 11, 1956, in Springfield, the son of William and Yvonne (Rice) Sapp Jr. Greg was a graduate of Chatham Glenwood High School. He worked as a tax analyst for the State of Illinois Department of Revenue, retiring in 2013. Greg...
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Herbert Morse Altman

June 26, 1938 - July 9, 2017

Herbert Morse Altman, 79, of Springfield and Clearwater, Florida, passed away on Sunday July 9, 2017 at his residence. He was born on June 26, 1938 in Lincoln to Frederick Eugene and Mary Ellen Greenslate Altman. Herbert married Dr. Erika Nina Bausch on July 7, 1962 in Lincoln and she survives.Mr. Altman is survived by two brothers: James Henry Altman of Arnold, MO. and Fred (Sharon) Altman of...
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Charles M. Wilson

April 1, 1944 - July 6, 2017

Charles M. "Chuck" Wilson, 73, of Springfield, formerly of Taylorville, passed away on Thursday July 6, 2017 at his residence. He was born on April 1, 1944 in Taylorville to Lawrence E. and Ona May Miller Wilson. Chuck married Lynn Ann Craggs in 1972 and she survives.Mr. Wilson is also survived by his two daughters: Kristyn Yocius and Lindy Wilson both of Springfield, one son Gregory Craggs of...
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Wm. Darrell Erkman

August 13, 1940 - July 3, 2017

Wm. Darrell Erkman, 76, of Springfield, formerly of Eldorado, IL., passed away on Monday July 3, 2017 at his residence. He was born on August 13, 1940 in Eldorado to Will J. and Dora Wintizer Erkman. Darrell married Pamela J. Christensen on January 25, 1969 and she survives. Mr. Erkman is also survived by his sister Rosemary Marshall and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two...
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Cecelia Tillman Altizer

May 29, 1927 - June 27, 2017

Cecelia Tillman Altizer, long-time resident of Springfield, lost her courageous battle with cancer on June 27th surrounded by her family. She was born in Tyson, Georgia to Edith and Lanus Tillman. A graduate of Culver Stockton College in Canton, Missori, she earned a teaching degree. Always ambitious, she later attended University of Illinois and obtained a Masters Degree in Psychology. Her love...
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Joyce M. Hayes

November 24, 1955 - June 19, 2017

Joyce joined her Lord and Savior and family and friends who departed before her on June 19th. She was blessed to be a cancer survivor for over 24 years. She was born in Breese, Illinois to Henry and Laurine Bruckner on November 24, 1955. She grew up on a farm in Clinton County where she graduated from Breese high School in three years. She received her Associate's Degree from Kaskaskia Junior...
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Michael Roy Eairheart

March 15, 1960 - June 13, 2017

Michael Roy Eairheart, a.k.a "Big Mike" or the "Big Guy", 57, of Springfield, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on March 15, 1960, at Abraham Lincoln Hospital in Lincoln, IL, to Eugene and Zelda (McPherson) Eairheart. Michael worked as an Information Systems Technician on the Help Desk for the IL Secretary of State's Office. He enjoyed...
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Bonnie J. Millard

February 20, 1927 - June 9, 2017

Bonnie J. Millard, 90, of Springfield, formerly of Quincy, passed away on Friday June 9, 2017 at Mill Creek Special Care Center. She was born on February 20, 1927 in Quincy to Theodore J. and Mildred E. Altgilbers Schuette. Bonnie is survived by her two sons: Rick R. (Karen) Millard and Jeff J. (Ariel) Millard, one grandson, three granddaughters and her special friends Ron and Clara Hageman.Mrs....
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Agnes M. Heineman

February 14, 1927 - May 28, 2017

Agnes M. "Aggie" Heineman, 90, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday May 28, 2017 surrounded by her family at Memorial Medical Center . She was born on February 14, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York to Svend and Margaret K. Hyland Nielsen. Agnes married Gerard F. Heineman on September 2, 1950 in Brooklyn and he preceded her in death on December 20, 2006.Aggie is survived by four children:...
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Jason B. Nagle

January 15, 1972 - May 27, 2017

Jason B. Nagle passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, May 27, 2017 after enduring a short battle with cancer. Born on January 15, 1972 in Urbana, IL, Jason was the oldest son of Richard (Dick) and Cynthia (Cindy) Nagle. He attended Springfield Southeast High School and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, majoring in Plant Biology and Zoology. Jason's love for nature and the...
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Irene P. Bonczyk

April 11, 1931 - May 19, 2017

Irene P. Bonczyk, 86, of Springfield, passed away on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Bickford House with her family by her side.She was born on April 11, 1931 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Joseph and Stephanie (Sarna) Ilkanic. She married Bruno Bonczyk in Chicago, IL in 1951 and he preceded her in death on Nov. 17, 2012.Irene lived in the East Alton , IL area for over 40 years before moving...
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Donna Lee Oberline

August 9, 1934 - May 16, 2017

Donna L. Oberline 1934-2017Springfield, IL-Donna Lee Oberline, 82, a lifelong resident of Springfield, passed away at 5:27 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield. She was born August 9, 1934 in Springfield, the daughter of Howard and Dorothy (Davidson) Alverson. She graduated from Springfield High School in 1952. Donna met Robert Oberline when both worked...
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Agnes G. Lynch

September 24, 1920 - May 15, 2017

.Springfield, IL- Agnes G. Lynch, 96, of Springfield, passed away at her home on Monday, May 15, 2017Agnes' grandparents, both on her father's and mother's side, were immigrants from Austria's Burgenland region to South Dakota. Her paternal grandparents originally spelled their surname Schneider. Agnes was born in Eden, SD and graduated from Webster High School in 1939. She attended Northern...
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Virgil J. Smiley

September 22, 1920 - May 14, 2017

Virgil "Jack" J. Smiley, 96, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at Villa of Hollybrook, Chatham, IL.He was born September 22, 1920 in Wood River, IL, the son of the late Virgil and Elsie Smiley. He married Gwen Pearse in Plymouth, England in 1943. Mr. Smiley served in the Merchant Marines for two years and was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII, assigned in North Africa and Europe. ...
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Don W. Estaque

May 29, 1928 - May 7, 2017

Don W. Estaque of Springfield, Illinois passed away on May 7, 2017 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. He was born on May 29, 1928 to the son of William E. Estaque and Nell Courtwright Estaque. He married Marjorie M. Brucker, the daughter of Elmer and Etta Brucker of Cropsey, Illinois on August 17, 1952 at West Side Christian Church in Springfield. He was preceded by his wife, Marjorie, on...
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Elsie R. Greene

March 30, 1933 - May 3, 2017

Elsie R. Greene, 84, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday May 3, 2017 at Oak Terrace Nursing Home. She was born on March 30, 1933 in Springfield to Raymond and Rose Beamer Ebner. Elsie married James A. Greene in Springfield on July 4, 1952 and he preceded her in death in September of 2005.Mrs. Greene is survived by her son James A. Greene II of Springfield, four grandchildren: Jamie, Jaclyn,...
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Larry L. Costello

October 1, 1951 - April 25, 2017

Springfield, IL-Larry L. Costello, 65, of Springfield, passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 5:55 pm, at St. John's Hospital. He was born in Carrolton, IL, Oct. 1, 1951 the son of Lloyd and Mary (Vinyard) Costello. Larry married Lisa Meyer in Las Vegas, NV, in 1990 and she survives. He is also survived by his son, Nathan (Cora) Anderson of Columbia, MO, his brother Kevin Costello of...
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Luwanna Kaye Bollin

June 15, 1947 - April 23, 2017

Luwanna Kaye Bollin, 69, of Springfield, passed away Sunday April 23, 2017 at Regency. She was born June 15, 1947 in Crane, Indiana to Robert and Eldean Terrell Gibbs. Lu married Kenneth Bollin June 24, 1972 in Springfield and he survives.Mrs . Bollin is also survived by one daughter Kendra Bollin, one son Kristopher (Lara) Bollin both of Springfield, one granddaughter Molly Bollin also of...
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Theodore Raymond Pleshe

April 2, 1925 - April 15, 2017

Theodore Raymond "Teddy" Pleshe, 92, of Springfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at his home.He was born on April 2, 1925 in Bulpitt, IL, the son of the late Nicholas and Antonia (Klaric) Pleshe.He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the U.S.S. Honolulu. He later worked as a Stationary Engineer for the state of Illinois. He was an avid horseback rider, loved to...
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James R. Hurley,

October 30, 1962 - April 13, 2017

Springfield, IL-James R. "Jim" Hurley, Jr., 54, of Springfield, passed away at 1:26 am Thursday, April 13, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Springfield, Oct. 30, 1962 the son of James R. and Carlene (Holzkamper) Hurley Sr. His mother preceded him in death as did a brother, Dion. Jim married Joyce Bradley in 1983 and she survives. He is also survived by his son, James R. "Jimmy"...
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Jimmie D. Holman

July 6, 1930 - April 12, 2017

Jimmie D. Holman, 86, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Reflections Memory Care in Chatham, IL.He was born on July 6, 1930 in Frankford, MO, the son of the late Harry D. and Florence M. (East) Holman. He married Barbara Moore on February 21, 1954 in Vandalia, MO, and she just preceded him in death on March 31, 2017.Mr. Holman served 4 years with the U.S. Air Force...
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Eleanor A. Adams

July 20, 1922 - April 11, 2017

Eleanor A. Adams, 94, of Palmyra, passed away on Tuesday April 11, 2017 at her residence. She was born on July 20, 1922 in Summit, Illinois to August and Agnes Breyer Heabel. Eleanor married Charles M. "Tom" Adams on July 19, 1941 and he preceded her in death on March 28, 2007.Mrs. Adams is also survived by her children: Charlotte (Harold) Sanderfield of Palmyra, Kathy (Richard) Milligan of...
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Robert Jackson Shanks

December 4, 1927 - April 8, 2017

Robert Jackson Shanks, 89, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday April 8, 2017 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He was born in Watseka, Illinois on December 4, 1927 to Roy William Shanks and Anna Mae Coleman. Mr. Shanks graduated from Watseka High School in May of 1945 and joined the Navy in June of that same year. Robert served on Air Craft Carrier CVE 113-Uss Puget Sound for two years...
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Wayne S. Martin

June 22, 1937 - April 6, 2017

Springfield, IL- Rev. Wayne S. Martin, 79, was called from this earthly life on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm. Wayne was born in Decatur, IL on June 22, 1937 to W. Stanley and Elsie (Kurek) Martin. His parents and a brother, Bill Martin preceded him in death. He spent the first 50 years of his life in Decatur, IL graduating from Millikin University in 1959 and then working for A.E. Staley...
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Paul K. Riemer,

September 20, 1924 - April 1, 2017

Paul K. Riemer, Jr. 92, of Pleasant Plains, IL, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 4:40 pm at Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Springfield, September 20, 1924 the son of Paul K and Hannah J. (Miller) Riemer Sr. He married Mary Richardson October 11, 1946 and she preceded him in death, December 29, 2013. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters; Paula Jean Livesly...
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Barbara M. Holman

April 13, 1933 - March 31, 2017

Barbara Holman, 83, of Springfield, passed away on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.She was born on April 13, 1933 in Laddonia, MO, the daughter of the late Olin K. and Frankie M. (Westfall) Moore. She married Jimmie D. Holman on Feb. 21, 1954 in Vandalia, MO.Barbara retired as a secretary/office manager at the Illinois Retired Teachers' Association. Prior to that she...
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Donald Richard Garvue

July 2, 1935 - March 31, 2017

.Springfield-Rev. Donald Richard Garvue, 81, of Springfield, passed away at 6:32 am Friday, March 31, 2017, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. He was born in Marshfield, WI, the son of Ollie and Hilda (Parbs) Garvue. His parents, a sister, a half-brother, and his granddaughter, Maddie preceded him in death.Don attended University Minnesota, to study Architecture. While involved in a class...
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August A. Candioto,

February 15, 1953 - March 30, 2017

August "Guss" A. Candioto Jr., 64, of Chatham, passed away on Thursday March 30, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born on February 15, 1953 in Springfield to August A. and Frances Bogden Candioto Sr. He married Cindy Blanford in Springfield on May 23, 1981 and she survives.Guss is survived by one son Joseph A. Candioto, one sister Candice (Pat) Bearss, several nieces, nephews,...
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Mathew D. Miller

January 6, 1989 - March 29, 2017

Mathew D. Miller, 28, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday March 29, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on January 6, 1989 in Springfield to Bill Miller Sr. and Donna Sims. He married Natalie England in Springfield on July 21, 2012 and she survives.Mr. Miller is also survived by his three children: Adyson, Maddyx, and Joslyn, his parents Bill Miller Sr. of Georgia and Donna Sims of...
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Catherine Ann Carter

January 29, 1924 - March 25, 2017

Catherine Ann Carter, 93, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village.She was born in January of 1924 at her family's farmhouse in Alvin, IL, the daughter of the late John Leslie and Irma Carter.Catherine earned an AA in Home Economics from Blackburn College in Carlinville, a BS in Home Economics from Illinois State University in Normal, an MS in...
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George A. Fries

December 2, 1927 - March 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home, Springfield, IL.
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James M. Alred

June 22, 1938 - March 13, 2017

James M. Alred of Springfield, IL, formerly of Murrayville and Roodhouse, IL, died Monday March 13, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. Jim was born June 22, 1938 at home in Murrayville, son of Clifford C. Alred and Lillie Israel Alred. He was the youngest of 7 children, preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Margaret (Maggie), Evelyn, and Betty, and his brother Clifford....
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William McCullough

September 16, 1934 - February 20, 2017

Rev. William "Van" McCullough, 82, of Springfield, passed into the presence of his Lord on Monday February 20, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born to William and Sarah Jane McCullough on September 16, 1934 and was baptized into Christian faith shortly thereafter. Van attended school in Riggston, Winchester, and graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in Concordia, Missouri. He...
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Robert Eugene Jones

March 2, 1930 - February 17, 2017

Robert Eugene Jones, age 86 of Springfield, Illinois, passed away Friday February 17, 2017. A native of Jackson, Tennessee, he was the son of the late Robert Lee Jones and Lexie Green Jones.Mr. Jones is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joy Williams Jones, daughter Mari Lyn Jones Budde and her husband Patrick, grandson David Michael Budde, and granddaughter Emily Alyse Budde, all of...
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Marvin David Brown

November 7, 1944 - February 16, 2017

Marvin D. Brown 1944 - 2017Springfield, IL-Marvin D. Brown, 72, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at 10:15 pm at Memorial Medical Center. He was born in Des Moines, IA, Nov. 7, 1944 the son of Mitchell and Esther (Leiserwitz) Brown. He married Mary J. Robinson, March 14, 1969 in Des Moines, IA and she survives. Also surviving are his two daughters; Andrea (husband Matt)...
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Mary Jeane McGuire

November 2, 1940 - February 15, 2017

Springfield, IL-Mary Jeane McGuire, 76, of Springfield, formerly of Jacksonville, IL, passed away at her home, Wednesday evening, Feb. 15, 2017, at 6:15 pm. She was born in Kansas City, Kansas, Nov. 2, 1940, the daughter of Frederick William and Bernice Jean (Book) Starkey. She married Richard L. McGuire, and he preceded her in death on April 20, 1999. She was also preceded in death by her...
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Susan Marie Ledden

January 28, 1959 - February 14, 2017

Susan Marie (Harms) Ledden passed away February 14th in the loving presence of her husband, Jim.She is survived by: her adoring husband of 35 years, Jim; much-loved sons Jason and Kevin; mother, Norma Harms; brothers John (Pat), Jim (Wanda), David (Kathy), Mark (Donna), and sister Joyce. She is further survived by nieces and nephews Aaron, Carrie, Becky, Cindy, Adam, Ben, Brian, and Luke; grand...
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Brittany Ann Sisk

March 7, 1984 - February 12, 2017

Brittany Ann Sisk - 1984-2017Springfield, Illinois-Brittany Ann Sisk - 32 of Springfield, Illinois passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 12, 2017.Brittany was a loving mother, companion, daughter, sister, and friend. She worked at St. Johns Hospital as a Neurological Diagnostic Technician and most recently started working for Help at Home of Springfield. Brittany participated...
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Nancy E. Lashbrook

December 3, 1952 - February 12, 2017

Nancy E. Lashbrook, 64, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday February 12, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. She left the way she lived, surrounded by her loving family. Although she has been robbed of life, and life has been robbed of her caring presence, we can take solace in the fact that her pain from ALS has ended. Heaven now has the most patient and kind person to have walked this planet....
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Robert L. Wright

April 1, 1928 - February 9, 2017

Robert L. Wright, 88, of Chatham, IL, formerly of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at St. John's Hospital.He was born on April 1, 1928 in Springfield, the son of the late Frank Wright and Eloise Cappelin. He married Jacqueline Bailey on Dec. 26, 1948.Mr. Wright served in the U.S. Navy. He was owner/operator of Wright Painting and Decorating, was a member of First Christian...
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Catherine Mary Long

January 1, 1949 - February 4, 2017

Springfield, IL-Catherine Mary (Schultz) Long, 68, of Springfield, passed away Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Decatur, IL Jan. 1, 1949 the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Donovan) Schultz. She married Roger Long in 1972and together they had two children Mari Beth and David. They were married for 16 years. Her parents preceded her in death. Cathy graduated from St. Teresa...
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Anastasia John Kerasotes

November 10, 1921 - January 29, 2017

Anastasia (Babe) Kerasotes1921-2017Anastasia ("Babe") Kerasotes passed away peacefully at 4:45 PM Sunday January 29th at her home in Tucson, surrounded by family and friends.In addition to her sister Diane (George) Miller of Champaign IL, Babe is survived by her children, Victoria (George) Constan of Naples FL; Dean (Sandi Aguilera) Kerasotes of Stuart, FL; and Anthony (Barbara) Kerasotes of...
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Evelyn J. Perry

February 16, 1927 - January 27, 2017

Evelyn J. Perry (nee Olson), age 89, entered eternal life on January 27, 2017, in Springfield, IL. She was born in Ottawa, IL. After graduating from Ottawa High School, she moved to Evanston, IL, and worked at the Nielsen Corporation in Chicago.Evelyn is survived by four loving children, Richard Perry of Harvard, IL; Steven (Linda) Perry of Rochester, IL; Susan Andrews of Springfield, IL; Linda...
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Carolyn Jo Bayliff

February 25, 1958 - January 20, 2017

Carolyn Jo Bayliff, 58, of Fenton, Missouri, formerly of Springfield, passed away on Friday January 20, 2017 at Saint Clare Hospital in Fenton. She was born on February 25, 1958 in Springfield to Carol and Barbara Burris Hacker. Carolyn married Scott Bayliff on February 14,, 1987 in Springfield and he survives.Mrs. Bayliff is also survived by her son Benjamin Scott Bayliff of St. Louis, her...
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Charlyne Ruth Koch

October 31, 1928 - January 18, 2017

Charlyne Ruth Koch, 88, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Concordia Village.She was born on October 31, 1928 in Brookfield, IL, the daughter of the late William F. and Charlotte C. (Schmidt) Koch.Charlyne worked as a music teacher in the Springfield school system for many years and was the first female band director for District 186. She was also an avid golfer and...
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Donald Boyd Whitehead

June 29, 1952 - January 11, 2017

Donald "Don" Boyd Whitehead, 64, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday January 11, 2017 at St. John's Hospital. He was born on June 29, 1952 in McAlester, Oklahoma to J.C and Freda Boyd Whitehead. Don married Pamela Hassler in New York City on October 10, 1978 and she survives.Mr. Whitehead is also survived by one son James (Andria Crawford) Whitehead of Springfield, one daughter Katie...
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Matthew H. Jones

April 23, 1985 - January 7, 2017

Cantrall, IL- Matthew H. "Matt" Jones, 31, passed away at his home Sat. Jan 7, 2017. He was born in Springfield, April 23, 1985 the son of Michael J. and Debra (Bertels) Jones. He graduated from St. Joseph's Grade School and then attended Ursuline Academy before graduating from Athens High School. Matt had a passion for anything automotive. His expertise was installing automotive accessories...
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Frederick David Rhoda

November 17, 1930 - January 7, 2017

Frederick David "Dave" Rhoda, 86, of Little Rock, Arkansas, formerly of Chatham, passed away on Saturday January 7, 2017 at Hickory Heights Health and Rehab in Little Rock. He was born on November 17, 1930 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Frederick Christian and Elizabeth Orpha Erwin Rhoda. Dave married Alice Ward on June 20, 1953 in Fort Wayne and she preceded him in death on January 2, 2010. Mr. Rhoda...
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Richard D. Hall

February 18, 1942 - January 6, 2017

Springfield, IL- Richard D. Hall, 74, of Springfield, formerly of Rhinelander, WI and Zion, IL, passed away at 4:50 PM Friday, Jan, 6, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born in Rhinelander, WI, Feb. 18, 1942 the son of Ronald H. and Minnie (Bowman) Hall. Richard proudly served in the United States Marine Corp earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnamese Service...
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James M. Weis,

March 14, 1936 - January 4, 2017

Springfield, IL- Pastor James M. Weis, M.Div., 80, of Springfield, went to be with his Savior, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. He was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, March 14, 1936 the son of Albert J. and Alma Weis. His parents and his sister, Mary Kikendul preceded him in death. Jim graduated from St. Paul Academy (now St. Paul's College) in Concordia, MO and then earned his M.Div. from Concordia...
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Roger R. Shipley

July 30, 1933 - January 2, 2017

Springfield IL- Roger R. Shipley, 83, of Springfield, passed away in the Emergency Room of Memorial Medical Center, Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 at 10:22 am. He was born in Smiths Grove, KY, July 30, 1933 the son of Calvin and Lois Hunt Shipley. His parents, a daughter, Lisa Shipley and his step-father, Holman Majors preceded him in death. He married Marilyn J. James in 1952 and she survives. He is also...
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Carol Ann Ryburn

August 1, 1944 - January 2, 2017

Carol Ann Ryburn, 72, of Springfield passed away on Monday January 2, 2017 at St. John's Hospital.A funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Monday January 9, 2017 at Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church, 501 South Douglas, with burial to follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will meet friends one hour prior to the service Monday at church. Memorial contributions may be made to Douglas...
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John Scott Bell

May 29, 1935 - December 29, 2016

John "Jack/Buck" Bell, 81, of Chatham, IL, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at his home.He was born on May 29, 1935 in Fairbury, NE, the son of the late Harold C. and Esther (Scott) Bell. He married Sharron Lea Smith in Springfield on June 24, 1956 and she preceded him in death on April 27, 2011.John retired as the Head Engineer for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential...
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Cynthia L. Gilman

January 27, 1957 - December 26, 2016

Cynthia L. "Cindy" Gilman, 59, of Springfield, passed away on Monday December 26, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born on January 27, 1957 in Springfield to Raymond and Edith F. Stanberry Gilman.She is survived by four brothers and sisters: Deborah Langan, William "Bill" (Susan) Gilman, James H. (Debbie) Gilman and Edith "Jeri" Gilman all of Springfield as...
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Ernest Eugene Smith

June 22, 1935 - December 26, 2016

.Ernest Eugene Smith, 81, of Springfield, passed away on Monday December 26, 2016 in the comfort of his own home. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Springfield. He was born on June 22, 1935 in Danville, IL. He was preceded in death by his father Ernest Smith, his mother Nora Smith and sister Lyndall Hodges. He is survived by his wife Wendy Smith, brothers: Richard Smith and David...
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Gloria Jean Fafoglia

August 3, 1928 - December 25, 2016

Gloria Jean Fafoglia, 88, of Springfield, passed away on Dec. 25, 2016 at home with her loving family by her side.She was born on Aug. 3, 1928 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of the late Albert P. and Mildred (Gordon) Molash. She married Angelo Fafoglia on Sept. 20, 1947 and he preceded her in death in 2001.Gloria worked in the mortgage lending department of First National Bank, retiring as a Vice...
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