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  • Jeron Eugene Thomson, 34, of Macomb passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 at Northwestern Medical Center in Chicago.
     
    He was born on May 27, 1983 in Peoria, Illinois to Jerry Eugene and Sharon Mayall Thomson.
     
    He is survived by his father, Jerry Thomson of Macomb; his ex-wife and friend, Sarah Looman of Macomb; girlfriend, Hilary Strohschein of Chicago; many good friends, relatives and his beloved dog, Cooper.
     
    He was preceded in death by his mother, Sharon.
     
    He worked as an audio engineer and video editor for several years before owning and operating the Easy Creole restaurant in Berkley, California.
     
    Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. There will be no visitation. There will be a luncheon to follow at the Macomb American Legion. Private burial of ashes will be held at the Ipava Cemetery.
     
    Memorials may be made to the Jeron Thomson Memorial Fund.
     
    You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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  • H. Louise Agans, 96, of Rushville, passed away at 4:10 AM, Monday, October 16, 2017, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.
     
    She was born on September 22, 1921, in Schuyler County, Illinois, the daughter of Alva and Freeda (Montooth) Roudebush.  She married Lora Vail “Tom” Agans on August 14, 1940, in St. Charles, Missouri and he preceded her in death on October 7, 2000.
     
    Surviving are three children Sandra Brockman of Beardstown, Larry Agans and wife Debbie of Marion, Janie Ward and husband Jerry of Rushville, eight grandchildren Thomas Vail Brockman and wife Teresa, Jeffrey W. Brockman and wife Rhonda, Jennifer L. Lovekamp and husband Joseph, Melissa L. Orr and husband Tom, Heather Agans, Haley Kelly and husband Chad, Lacey B. Young and husband Tyler, and Harold Lee Ward and wife Jennifer, 16 great grandchildren Meagan Brockman, Zachary Brockman, Lakin Brockman, McKenna Brockman, Zachary Orr, Alexis Orr, Christopher Beyer, Hannah Barnewolt, Mallory Bowman, Lance Kelly, Paxton Kelly, Callen Young, Ellery Young, Ryan Ward, Madeline Ward and Joseph Ward, one sister Betty Bader of Morrisonville, Wisconsin, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one grandson Dusty Ward, son-in-law Richard Brockman, one sister Geraldine Toland and two brothers Richard Roudebush and Robert Roudebush.
     
    A 1940 graduate of Rushville High School, Louise worked for Quinn Shoe Store and as a bookkeeper for Boydston Lumber in Rushville.  She then worked with her husband at their business Tom’s Shell, retiring on March 15, 1980.
     
    She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville.  She was also a member of the Adelaide Rebekah Lodge # 381 in Rushville and the Macomb Rebekah Lodge # 342 in Macomb.  She volunteered with Culbertson Hospital Auxiliary and at the Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center in Rushville.  She enjoyed crocheting. 
     
    Services will be at 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to Hope Blooms or Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation.  You are invited to share your memories, leave condolences and view her memorial video at www.woodfh.net
     

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  • Charles Edward Brown, 87, of Macomb, formerly of Lee’s Summit, Missouri passed away at 10:25 p.m. Friday, October 13, 2017 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
     
    He was born on January 18, 1930 in Warrensburg, Missouri to Hickman C. and Laura D. Burrington Brown. He married Carole Diane May on May 14, 1973 in Miami, Oklahoma. She survives.
     
    Also surviving are two sons, Jeff Brown of Macomb and Christopher (Jennifer) Brown of Camarillo, California and three grandchildren, Willow Brown, Andor Brown and Cormac Brown, all of Camarillo. He was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Hickman Jr. and William.
     
    Charles lived in Lee’s Summit, Missouri for many years before moving to Macomb in 2014. He was an Air Force Veteran serving from 1950 to 1953.
     
    He worked as an electrician and was a member in good standing of Local Union 124 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 68 years.
     
    Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Private burial of ashes will be in the Veteran’s Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.
     
    Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
     
    You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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  • Georgia Ann "Annie" Friday 47 of Decatur passed away on October 3, 2017 in Decatur.
     
    Annie was born November 27, 1969. She was the beloved daughter of the late Tom Friday and Mary Lou who survives. She is also survived by her children Micheal Ray and Amber Nicole. Her siblings Randy (Cheryl) Friday, Hank Friday, Jamie Powell, Kelly Friday, Jackie (Terry) Sullivan, Missy (Duke) Friday, and Andy Friday. She is also survived by her birth family, Georgia Myers, Sandra Humphrey, Teresa Myers, Cathy Myers, Billy Myers, Diane Christoffersen, and Raymond Myers and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
     
    She is preceded in death by her father, her grandparents, and many beloved family members and dear friends.
     
    Annie loved Halloween, dressing up and decorating for the kids every year, and had a strong passion for her animals. She loved Nico, Cece, and Sandy beyond measure.
     
    She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
     
    There will be a graveside service at the St. Mary’s Cemetery on October 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. All who wish to attend will meet at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb at 1:30 to proceed to the cemetery.
     
    In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Annie’s memory in care of Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home.
     
    You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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  • Marilyn Kay (Dohner) Johnson, 71, Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 2:30 p.m., October 7, 2017, at The Elms Nursing Home, Macomb, Illinois.

    She was born May 27, 1946, in Rushville, Illinois to Robert Samuel and Beulah Marie (Gibble) Dohner. She married Jim Taylor in Astoria, Illinois on August 15, 1965. They divorced in 1985. She married William Garry Johnson June 25, 1989, in Macomb, Illinois. He survives.

    Marilyn is also survived by one sister: Martha (Lee) Fillingham of Table Grove, Illinois and two brothers David Dohner of Vermont, Illinois and Mark Dohner of Ipava, Illinois; two sons of husband Garry Johnson--Christopher Johnson of Los Angeles, California and Colin Johnson of Bloomington, Indiana; five Dohner nieces and nephews (Anthony Fillingham of Macomb, Illinois, Aaron [Lena] Dohner of Eureka, Illinois, Dawn Dohner of Vermont, Illinois, Dianne [Cody] Stinnett of Vermont, Illinois and Amy [Nick] Grimberg of Vermont, Illinois and 7 Johnson nieces and nephews in Canada, 9 Dohner and 8 Johnson grand-nieces and grand-nephews; two Johnson brother-in-laws: John Edward Johnson and Douglas Harry Johnson of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and, a number of aunts and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Beulah Dohner, and brother-in-law Warren Albert Johnson.

    Marilyn graduated from V.I.T. High School, Table Grove, Illinois and Midstate College of Commerce, Peoria, Illinois. She thoroughly enjoyed her 38-1/2 years of service to Western Illinois University as a Clerk Stenographer, Personnel Assistant, and Executive Secretary to the President/Secretary to the Board of Trustees.

    She served as a 30+-year member of the McDonough County 708 Board of Directors, and during her career, she served the Western Athletic Club Board of Directors, McDonough County United Way Board of Directors, Performing Arts Society Board of Directors, Macomb Altrusa Club, Fulton/McDonough County Mental Health Center, Business and Professional Women’s Club, and as co-chair of the WIU Centennial Celebration Committee. She was proud to be named in 1999 as one of the 50 Women of Western and in 2005 to be honored by the WIU Alumni Association as a Western Illinois University Honorary Alum as well as being named in 2005 by WIU students as Grand Marshal of the WIU Homecoming Parade.

    Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at 1:00 pm. at the The Grand Ballroom, Western Illinois University in the University Union, one and one half hour prior to a Celebration of Life service which will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. Pastor Barry Reed will officiate.

    Cremation rites have been accorded. Private interment will be Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Western Illinois University Foundation – W. Garry & Marilyn K. Johnson Scholarship Fund.

    Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

    You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.


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  • Frances Eliza Ross, 92, of Rushville, passed away at 4:35 AM, Monday, October 9, 2017, Heritage Health, Therapy and Senior Care in Beardstown.

     

    She was born on November 30, 1924, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Forest G. and Anna P. (Matheny) Toland.  She married Robert R. Ross on May 21, 1945, in Galesburg.  He preceded her in death on February 18, 2010.

     

    Surviving are three sisters-in-law Jane Toland of Lafayette, Indiana, Lela Tomlinson of Quincy and Ruth Diseron and husband Richard of Rushville, one brother-in-law Maurice Ross of Rushville, five nephews, seven nieces, one step nephew, three step nieces and several great nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two brothers Glade Toland and William Toland, an infant sister Mary M. Toland, sisters-in-law Rayetta Ross, Sonja Ross and Mabel Heath, brothers-in-law Russell Tomlinson, Joseph Heath and Byron Ross and a nephew Rodney Diseron

    Frances attended Olive Branch and Hickory Grove rural schools in Schuyler County.  She was a 1942 graduate of Industry High School and attended Western State Teachers College in Macomb.  For 2 years, she worked for Illinois Commercial Telephone Company in Macomb.  She a farm wife and homemaker.

     

    She was a member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School.  For over 60 years, she was a member of the Schuyler County Home Extension, having served several years as President.  She was also the leader of the Blue Ribbon 4-H Club for 11 years an a member of the Illinois State and National Associated Women of the World.  She loved her home and flowers.  Frances was also a seamstress and member of the Nifty Needlers Quilting Group.

     

    Services will be at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the Ebenezer United Methodist Church.  You are invited to share your memories of Frances and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.
     


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  • Elsie Helen Archer, 85 of Industry passed away at 4:25 a.m. Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Apostolic Christian Restmor in Morton.

    She was born on November 20, 1931 in McDonough County to Alva and Ica Flack Skiles. She married G. Franklin Archer on July 8, 1951 in Industry. He passed away on December 15, 1997.

    She was also preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Marjorie McMillan and Velma Skiles.

    Elsie is survived by two sons, Steve (Kristi) Archer of Washington and Scott (Cheryl) Archer of Mapleton; one daughter, Jill (Lynsey) Lynn of Pontiac; six grandchildren, Kelsey (Jake) Bill, Amy (Matthew) Sumner, Haley (Brent) Hinderliter, Evan (Amanda) Archer, April Lynn and Jared Lynn; one great-granddaughter, Alexis Sumner; two brothers, Al (Janice) Skiles and Jerry (Linda) Skiles and one sister, Jane (Richard) Russell.

    Elsie lived all of her life in the Industry area. She graduated from Industry High School and attended Western Illinois University. She was a member of the Doddsville United Methodist Church. She worked as a farm wife, drove a school bus and worked as a teacher’s aide at Industry High School for many years and in her early life she worked at Newberry’s Five and Dime store in Macomb.

    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Industry High School with Reverend David Haney officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the school. Burial will be in Doddsville Cemetery.

    Memorials may be made to either the Doddsville Methodist Church, Pinhook Park or the Windmill Maintenance Fund.

    Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

    You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.


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  • Jeanine Pollmeier, 63, of Macomb passed away at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at her residence.
    Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 14, 2017 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Macomb. The family will meet with friends at the church Saturday from 9:30 to 10 a.m.
    The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the MDH Hospice Program.
    Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
    You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.


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  • Elva F. Jefferson age 91 of Macomb, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.  Elva was born January 14, 1926, in Tennessee, Illinois, to Bert and Agnes Wilcox Cuba.  She was united in marriage on November 3, 1945, at the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church, to Hoyt Jefferson.  He preceded her in death on November 12, 2004, she was also preceded in death by her parents, 1 Daughter: Anita Jefferson, 1 Sister, and 4 Brothers.
    Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: John David (Colleen) Jefferson, Grundy Center, Iowa, 1 Daughter: Caralee (Bill) McGinnis, Carthage, Illinois, 6 Grandchildren: Tim (Marci) Jefferson, Nathan Jefferson, Luke Jefferson, Jacob (Jeni) Jefferson, Molly (Lenny) Sanders, Dan (Mary) McGinnis, 13 Great Grandchildren, 1 Brother In Law: Dean Jefferson, 1 Sister In Law, Maribeth Jefferson along with several Nieces and Nephews.
    Elva attended the New London Iowa, Presbyterian Church, Hillsgrove United Methodist Church, Argyle Presbyterian Church.  She attended Western Illinois University, Valedictorian of her 1943 Colchester High School Class, received the D.A.R. in 1943,  She was a member of the, New London Tri T Women, McDonough County Home Bureau, and the McDonough County Farm Bureau.  Elva had been employed by the McDonough County Farm Bureau.
    Services will be 12 Noon Friday, October 13, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Jim Clayton.  Visitation with the family will be from 10 A.M. to 12 Noon Friday at the Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Memorial is to the Elms Nursing Home Staff.   On line Condolences to the family can be left at jonesmortuaryfh.com 


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  • Gerald "Jerry" Vawter, 86, of Industry, IL, passed away at 10:45 AM Saturday October 7, 2017 at his residence, surrounded by family. He was born October 28, 1930 in McDonough County, IL to James Melvin and Okle Dale (Cheesman) Vawter. He united in marriage to Emmie (Lung) Vawter June 5, 1954. She survives.
     
    To this union was born three surviving children, Debra Sue, Jerry Joe, and Vickie Sue. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Brent and Bryce Bainter, Jessica (Adams) Vawter, Jennifer and Jacob Janssen; and five great-grandchildren.
     
    Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Lewis, Max, and Bob Vawter.
    He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1951 until 1953.
     
    Jerry was a Brickmason by trade. He was also a “die-hard” Cubs fan and a great outdoorsman, loving to hunt and fish. He cherished his family and loved following his grandchildren in their sporting events.
    To honor Jerry’s wishes, there will be no visitation.
     
    For his friends and relatives, there will be calling hours held at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home on Monday October 9, 2017 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Graveside services with Military Rites will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday October 10, 2017 at the Oakwood Cemetery. Pastor Bennett Woods will officiate.
     
    In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the McDonough District Hospice for the excellent care they provided. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com 

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