Local Obituaries

Annastacia L. Plate, 33, of Industry

Annastacia L. Plate, 33, of Industry, IL., passed away at 10:59 AM Tuesday May 22, 2018.
She was born July 18, 1984 in Macomb, Illinois to Robert and April Johnson Plate.
 
She is survived by her father and Step-mother Robert and Scarlett Plate of Industry, IL; her mother, April Johnson of Florida; her children, Kaleb Johnson of Ipava, IL; Josey Parker of Colchester, IL; Daisy Hinderliter of Ipava, IL; brothers, Davis and Jonathan Johnson both of Florida; sisters, Ashley Plate of Vermont, IL; Shyann Plate of Industry, IL; Skyler (Miranda) Taylor of Blandinsville, IL; Myles Taylor and Marcie (Brian) Lannery both of Ipava, Illinois.
 
Graveside services will be at 10:30 AM Saturday May 26, 2018 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. Pastor Jime Eddy will officiate. Visitation will be Friday May 25, from 5-7 PM at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Annastacia Plate Family. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

Roy E. Lung, 87, of Canton

Roy E. “Bud” Lung, 87, of Canton, passed away at 9:00 AM, Monday, May 21, 2018, at the Elms in Macomb.
 
He was born on August 3, 1930 in Roseville, Warren County, Illinois, the son of Lloyd L. and Cloah P. (Lickey) Lung.  His family moved to Schuyler County in 1944.  He attended Brooklyn High School.  He married Darlene Cook on April 8 1959, in Brooklyn, Illinois and she preceded him in death on January 23, 2018.
 
Surviving are four sisters Edna Peterson and husband Robert and Helen Caldwell Koester all of Macomb, Emmie Vawter of Industry and Theda Bedwell of Peoria, and several nieces and nephews.  His parents and a nephew Phillip Caldwell preceded him in death.
 
He served overseas in the Korean Conflict with the US Army.  He was employed for several years at International Harvester in Canton.
 
Bud enjoyed racing go-carts, riding motorcycles and flying airplanes.  He and Darlene 
loved roller skating and would travel around the state to different rinks.  He had a deep religious faith, having read the entire Bible several times.
 
Graveside Services will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Rushville City Cemetery, with military rites by Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail and the Schuyler American Legion Post # 4. There will be no visitation.  Memorials are suggested to MDH Hospice. You are invited to share your memories of Bud and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.
 

Marvin Gene "Spaz" Corbin, 54, of Ripley

Marvin Gene "Spaz" Corbin, 54, of Ripley, passed away at 6:28 PM, Saturday, May 19, 2018, at this home.
 
He was born on June 11, 1963, in Rushville, Illinois, the son of Larry Eugene and Velma Faye (Moore) Corbin.  He married Diane Rose Lung on May 9, 1982, in Mt. Sterling and she survives.
 
Also surviving are his daughter Alicia Nicole “Nikki” Martin and companion Justin Chancy of Littleton, one grandson Anthony Scott Martin, grandmother Maurine Corbin of Quincy, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents two brothers William “Ballpark” Park and Harold Park, grandparents Eugene Corbin and Russell and Ruby Moore.
 
Marvin served with the United States Marine Corps.  He was a truck driver for various companies, the last being Ryan Fuqua Trucking, who he considered family.
 
He enjoyed Harley Davidson motorcycles, fishing, the St. Louis Cardinals and trucking across America. Spending time with his family, watching his grandson grow into an adult, long motorcycle rides with his wife, seeing his daughter smile and helping others in any way he could were his favorite things to do.
 
Services will be at 1:00 PM Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Brother Matt Haberman officiating.  Interment will follow in the Ripley Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to his grandson Anthony’s education fund.                          
 
You are invited to share your memories of Marvin, leave condolences, and view his memorial video at www.woodfh.net.
 

Maxine Miller, 99, of Bushnell

Maxine Miller passed away at 7:30 Am on May 17, 2018. She was 99 years old and had a wonderful life up until the last 4 months.
 
Maxine was born on June 8, 1918 to Joseph Ralph and Ester (Bauer) Dare. She married Hubert L. Miller about one month after graduation from High School on June 28, 1936. He preceded her in death on September 8, 2007 after 71 years of a wonderful marriage.
 
She is survived by one son, James (Marjorie) of Bushnell. 4 Grandchildren, 4 Step Grandchildren, 5 Great grandchildren, 13 Step Great Grandchildren, and 3 Step Great Great Grandchildren.
 
Maxine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, 1 daughter (Jeanne Ann), son in law (Kenny), 1 sister, 2 step sisters, 1 step Brother, and 1 Daughter in law.
 
Maxine worked with her husband farming in the Bushnell area, raised a huge garden every year, canned lots of tomatoes, drove tractors, and was a homemaker her entire life. To say she was just a farmer’s wife is an understatement.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday May 22, 2018 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home; where visitation will be Monday May 21, 2018 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM. Pastor John Simmons will officiate. Interment will be in the Bushnell Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Bushnell Rescue Squad or to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com 
 

Joyce Marie Norcross Howe, 83, of Macomb

Joyce Marie Norcross Howe, a longtime Macomb resident, passed away on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2018 at 9:21 a.m. It was a day that was always very special to her given the important role that being a mother, and later a grandmother, played in her life. She died in Sunnyvale, CA at the age of 83 after battling complications brought on by giant cell arteritis while vacationing in Florida.
 
Joyce was born on January 9, 1935 in Toledo, Ohio to former Bushnell residents Dalton and Julia Lay. She moved from Toledo to Bushnell during high school and was a 1953 graduate of Bushnell-Prairie City High School and a graduate of Gem City Business College in Quincy, IL, spending the rest of her life as a resident of Western Illinois.
 
Joyce was caring, giving and loyal. She was always there for her family, in good times and in bad, with kind words, love and support. She was dedicated to her friends and also enjoyed dining and dancing with them at favorite Macomb institutions such as the Macomb Country Club, The Red Ox, Magnoila’s, The Macomb Dining Company, Damone’s, The Frontier Room and others that have come and gone during her 50+ years in Macomb. Joyce had an appreciation for the arts and was an active member of the Bureau of Cultural Affairs at Western Illinois University for many years as well as a supporter of the Western Illinois University Leatherneck Club and other clubs and groups both at WIU and also the Macomb school district. A bookkeeper at heart, Joyce was meticulously well organized and could recall the location of any file or record in her office within seconds of sitting down in front of her vintage typewriter that she used since her secretarial days at C.S. Norcross & Sons, the Bushnell-based manufacturing company, in the 1960s.
 
Joyce is survived by her husband Leland Howe of Macomb, IL, whom she married on May 29, 2010; her son Chipp Norcross, his wife Alexandra and grandsons Luc-Alexander and Max-Noel of Menlo Park, CA; and her son Robert Norcross and granddaughter Riley of Naples, FL. She was preceded in death by her first husband Charles E. Norcross of Macomb, IL and her parents Dalton and Julia Lay of Macomb, IL.
 
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home at 303 E. Washington St., Macomb, IL and will be presided over by Rev. Elissa M. Bailey from the First United Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the time of the services.
 
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for memorial contributions to be made in Joyce’s memory. A Go Fund Me campaign has been created with all donations going to the support of the study and awareness of delirium in hospitalized senior citizens. Delirium affects an estimated 80% of senior citizens who are treated in intensive care units and is frequently misdiagnosed and mistreated as dementia. To donate, visit www.gofundme.com and search for "Joyce Norcross Howe Memorial" Alternatively, you can make a donation in her memory directly to the First United Presbyterian Church in Bushnell, Ill. where she and Leland were married on May 29,2010. You may sign the guest book and leave online condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.
 

Marta Beth Logan, 73, of LaHarpe

Marta Beth Logan, 73, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 6:08 AM Monday, May 14, 2018 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center.
 
Marta was born on July 14, 1944 in Burlington, IA the daughter of Merwyn and Margaret Behne Kimble. On August 14, 1963 she married Jan Logan. They later divorced.
 
Marta was a 1962 graduate of the Dallas City High School and later graduated from WIU. She worked as an elementary teacher in LaHarpe for 19 years. She was a member the LaHarpe P.E.O. Marta was also a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Burlington.
 
She is survived by her former husband, Jan, one son, Jon Logan of Chicago, IL, one daughter Jill (Jason) Stone of Olathe, KS, three grandchildren, Lauren, Nathan and Adam Stone, three brothers, Brad Kimble of St. Louis, MO, Martin Kimble of Peoria, IL, Mark Kimble of Fenton, MO, and one sister, Mary Kimble of Fort Madison, IA.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Marcia Forquer.
 
A P.E.O. and memorial service will begin at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe. Rev. Bruce Goettsche will officiate the memorial service. Burial will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until the services begin. A memorial fund has been established for the P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund and the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center. Please visit banksandbeals.com to leave a condolence or sign the guest book.

Maycel E. Gebhardt, 89, of LaHarpe

Mrs Maycel E. Gebhardt, 89, of LaHarpe, IL died at 1:10 AM Monday, May 14, 2018 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center in LaHarpe.
 
She was born April 7, 1929 in LaHarpe, the daughter of Amos and Flo Nelson Bundy. On July 2, 1947 she married Edward L. Gebhardt in LaHarpe. He preceded her in death on December 3, 2013.
 
Growing up, Maycel worked in her parents restraunt and attended LaHarpe Schools. She later worked at the Lomax Canning factory, W.R.I.C. in Burlington, IA. She also enjoyed babysitting for many years. Maycel loved being around her family and following her grandchildren’s sporting activities. She also liked bowling and walking. She was a member of the LaHarpe United Methodist Church and a 45 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
 
She is survived by 3 sons, William Ed (Carol) Gebhardt of Burlington, IA, Kerry L. (Beth) Gebhardt of Blandinsville, IL and Marvin (Kelly) Gebhardt of LaHarpe, 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and one sister Frances (Eldon) Neff of Burlington.
 
She was preceded in death by her husband, one son, Byron Gebhardt, 5 brothers, Julian, Harold, Billie, Amos and James "Dude" Bundy, 4 sisters, Pauline Link, Betty Melvin, Viola Hainline and Edna Furrow and her parents.
 
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the LaHarpe Cemetery with Rev. Rick Goettsche officiating. Friends may call at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe after 3:00 PM Wednesday where the family will meet with friends from 5:00 until 6:30 PM. A memorial fund has been established for the Activity Fund at LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center. To leave a condolence and sign the guest book, please visit her obituary at banksandbeals.com.

Grace E. Payne, 107, of Macomb

Grace E. Payne, 107, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 6:00 AM Saturday May 12, 2018 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, Illinois.
 
She was born January 8, 1911 in Warren County, Illinois to Jacob Peter and Nellie Blanche Duan Waymack; she married Clarence Samuel Payne September 21, 1929. He preceded her in death on February 13, 1979.
 
She was also preceded in death by her sons, Jay Neale and Don Ray; brothers, Ame and Kenneth Waymack; sisters, Frances Luster and Martha Parkins.
 
She is survived by a daughter, Mary Jane Colley of Moberly, Missouri, grandchildren, Lisa (P.K.) Krieg of Carthage, Illinois, Brad (Sara) Payne, Brent (Robyn) Payne both of Good Hope, Illinois and Martin Ham of Macomb, Illinois; 9 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren survive.
 
She was a seamstress for the Elms Nursing Home in Bushnell and later at the Macomb facility.
 
Graveside services will be at 11 AM Thursday May 17, 2018 at the Good Hope Cemetery. Rev. Michael Herdt will officiate. Visitation will be held Wednesday May 16, from 5-7 PM at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Elms Nursing Home. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com
 

Barbara Jeanne Williams Haney, 81, of Vermont and Camden

Barbara Jeanne Williams Haney, 81, of Vermont and Camden, passed away at 5:40 PM, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.
 
She was born on September 9, 1936, in Browning, Illinois, the daughter of Russel Wayne and Marcella L. (Curtis) Kennedy.  She first married Ellis “Al” Williams on November 3, 1956, at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville.  She later married Phillip “John” Haney, Sr. on November 6, 1993, at the Vermont United Methodist Church.  He preceded her in death on December 1, 2016.  She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter Marcie Williams, one stepson Phillip Eugene “Joe” Haney, Jr., one stepdaughter Cheryl Ann Thomas.
 
Surviving are three children Roxanne Morey and husband Scott of Springfield, Alan Williams of Rushville, and Susanne Hendricks and husband Ed of Mt. Sterling, one step son Steve Haney and wife Tess, of Vermont, one stepdaughter Sharon Stracker and husband Randall of Table Grove, one stepson-in-law Dave Thomas of Vermont, one stepdaughter-in-law Donna Haney of Rushville, six grandchildren Andrew Goldsby, Chris Williams, Jordan Williams, Ryan Williams, Sara Hendricks, and Jeremiah Hendricks, 10 step grandchildren Steve Haney, Ben Haney, Jennifer Bollinger, Adam Haney, Danny Thomas, Chris Haney, Sara Schmalshof, Cara Stracker, Scott Haney and Mandy Haney, five great grandchildren, 22 step great grandchildren, a cousin who was raised as a brother Gary Kennedy and wife JoAnn of Camden and several nieces and nephews.
 
A 1955 graduate of Quincy Beauty Academy, Barbara was a hairdresser first in the Chicago area.  Later she operated Barbara Beauty Shop in Camden for over 50 years, retiring in 2007.  She was also the hairdresser at the Golden Good Shepherd Home in Golden for over 30 years.
 
She was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church and attended the Vermont United Methodist Church.  She was also a member of the United Methodist Women and the Schuyler Home Extension.  She enjoyed knitting, cooking and baking.
 
Services will be at 1:00 PM, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Reverend Robert Greene officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Monday, May 14, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the Camden United Methodist Church or the Vermont United Methodist Church.  You are invited to share your memories of Barbara, leave condolences and view her memorial video at www.woodfh.net.
 

Pauline Parsano, 90, of Rushville

Pauline Parsano, 90, of Rushville, passed away at 9:05 AM, Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.
 
She was born on November 29, 1927, in Brown County, Illinois, the daughter of Ralph and Alta Mildred (Hughes) Bowman.  She married Harley “Parsie” Parsano on September 23, 1946, in Peoria.  He preceded her in death on March 5, 1993.
 
Surviving are four daughters Sharon Gossage, Sandi Prather and husband Rick, and Sally Toland and husband Jim all of Rushville and Rissa Keck of Bartonville, one son-in-law Larry Trone of Rushville, ten grandchildren Deano Trone and wife Courtnie, Jo Trone and wife Emily, Shelley Kveton and husband Kevin, Stacey Briney and husband Nathan, Nick Prather and wife Missy, Brett Prather and wife Jen, Jamie Toland and wife Sarah, Matthew Toland and husband Saul Nache, Cara Ham and husband Terry, and Shanna Flowers and husband Josey, 27 great grandchildren Dallas Trone, Austin Trone, Ainsley Trone, Maggie Trone, Tanna Trone, Tyson Trone, Clay Stambaugh, Madison Kveton, Julia Kveton, Bailey Ervin, Kaylynn Briney, Casey Prather, Cole Prather, Connor Prather, Colin Fuqua, Tyler Prather, Lyric Prather, Jack Prather, Jayden Prather, Kope Prather, Carter Toland, Elise Toland, Megan Ham, Mylie Ham, Micah Ham, Camryn Flowers, Joaney Flowers, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters Rhonda Lea Parsano and Sue Trone, son-in-law Stan Gossage, one grandson Doug Trone, one sister Norma Foiles, four brothers Vernon, Truman, John and Joe Bowman.
 
Pauline worked for 7 years at Ball Variety Store, Mode-O-Day,  and Antiques and Trumpery all in Rushville. She also cleaned houses.  She and her husband help manage the Rushville Roller Rink.  They also managed the Ayerco Convenience Store for many years.
 
She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Rushville.  She enjoyed dancing and roller skating.  She loved reading.
 
Graveside services will be at 10:00 AM, Monday, May 14, 2018, at the Rushville City Cemetery in Rushville, with David Haney officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday, May 13, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or Hope Blooms. You are invited to share your memories of Pauline, leave condolences and view her memorial video at www.woodfh.net.