Local Obituaries

Carolyn B. Jennings, 82, of Colchester

Carolyn B. Jennings, 82, of Colchester, passed away Sunday, August 19, 2018, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb. She was born October 22, 1935, in Burfordville, Missouri, to Shelby and Ruby Booth Jennings.

 

Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters, Angie (Megan Wallen) Schauble, Colchester, Cynthia (Allen) Sheffler, Blandinsville; 3 Grandchildren, Matthew (Jessica) Sheffler, Andrew (Kendall) Sheffler, Timothy Sheffler; 4 Great Grandchildren, Lillian, Jackson, Gwendolyn, Allison, and 2 Sisters.

 

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents and 1 Sister.

 

Carolyn never met a puzzle, or crossword puzzle she didn’t like. Her heart was always with Missouri, the state she was born and grew up in.  She was a true die heart St. Louis Cardinal fan, along with all country music. She had a special love for all of Hank Williams Sr. music. When she was not doing puzzles, she enjoyed learning more about family history.  She could name every state capital in the United States.  Her greatest love of all was her two girls and their families.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family.

 

To leave condolences to the family, visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

 

 


Kathryn Ann Marshall, 61, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Ipava, IL

Kathryn Ann Marshall, 61, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Ipava, IL died Saturday, August 18, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO  after fighting a short, yet incredibly brave battle with cancer.

 

Kathy was born to Robert M. and Martha Ann Marshall on July 19, 1957 and was raised on a farm outside of Ipava, IL. She was a 1975 graduate of VIT High School in Table Grove, IL and later graduated from Graham School of Nursing in Canton, IL in 1978. Kathy served as a registered nurse for 40 years.  She began her career in Des Moines, IA and later moved to El Paso, TX to work near her mother’s family for 18 years.  Kathy then transitioned to St. Louis, MO in 1997 so she could be closer to her immediate family.  She worked at Des Peres Hospital for the last 21 years and enjoyed the relationships she developed with her beloved colleagues. During her career, Kathy contributed to a range of operating room services, specializing in open-heart, orthopedic, and neurological surgery. She eventually managed inventory and surgical supplies as well as trained new surgical nurses.

 

Kathy is survived by her mother, Martha Marshall Sloan of Bushnell, IL, sister Karen (Albert) Bussone of Normal, IL, brother Robert K. (Heather) Marshall of Vermont, IL, sister Beverly Marshall of Streamwood, IL, brother Philip Marshall of Oshkosh, WI, niece Amanda (Michael) Lorentz of Springfield, IL, niece Sarah (Tristan) Estep of Cerro Gordo, IL, nephew Joseph Marshall of Macomb, IL, and nephew Peter Bussone of Normal, IL.  She was preceded in death by her father, Robert M. Marshall in 2014.

 

Family was always a priority for Kathy.  She loved spoiling her dear nieces and nephews and she always took great interest in the health needs of her family.  Kathy was an animal lover, an avid fan of Bette Davis movies, and enjoyed the talents of Barbara Streisand.  She was an amazing cook and loved to bake for her family and friends.  Kathy had a beautiful soul. Her kindness and generosity toward others was one of her many gifts and are attributes we would strive to live up to.

 

A visitation for family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 2-4 pm at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL. with funeral services beginning at 4 p.m.  Interment will take place at Pennington Point Cemetery in Adair, IL. following the service.  Memorials can be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate in Peoria, IL.  The family would like to thank the staff at St. Luke’s Hospital for their quality care.             

 

Steve Bainter, 65, of Macomb

Steve Bainter, 65, of Macomb passed away at 11:13 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2018 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Illinois.

 

He was born on December 23, 1952 in Macomb to Charles and Hazel Price Bainter. He married Lila Jillane Speer on June 4, 1977. She survives.

 

Also surviving are two sons, Brock (Megan) Bainter and Blake (Griffin) Bainter, both of Macomb; 5 grandchildren, Bryden, Bryanna, Bingham, Vivienne and Bodhi; one brother, Chuck Bainter; two step-sisters, Debbie Menke and Becky Lawyer; four nephews, one niece; mother-in-law, Dana Speer and several cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father who raised him, Hazel and Cline Toland; his father, Charles Toland and one nephew, Jared Lawyer.

 

Steve lived in the Industry area before moving to Macomb in 1978. He worked for 34+ years for the State of Illinois Ag Department as a warehouse examiner specialist, retiring in 2014.

 

He was a very devoted father and grandfather. He was an avid supporter of the St. Louis Cardinals and Macomb High Bombers. He also enjoyed golfing and fishing, reading military history, doing crossword puzzles and was a weather enthusiast. He especially loved traveling with his wife, Jill.

 

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Cremation rites will follow the visitation. A Celebration of Life will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018 at Gold Hills Golf Course, just west of Macomb with Scott Jones officiating. Please dress casual.

 

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to the Macomb Fire Department or Macomb High School Baseball.

 

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


John W. Bucy, 88, of Astoria, IL

John W. Bucy, 88, of Astoria, IL passed away on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. in the Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

 

He was born March 3, 1930 in Vermont, IL to John and Erma (Horner) Bucy. John married his wife, Dorothy A. “Dot” Schisler, on November 20, 1955 in Astoria, IL. She preceded him in death on December 11, 2000. Also preceding him in death are 6 Brothers, Otis, Wayne, Ansel, Henry, Clair, and George Bucy; Sister, Mary-June McCormick; 3 Half-Sisters, Dorothy Hughes, Vera Brillhart, and Lela Mendonhall; 3 Half-Brothers, Boyd, Ernest, and Charles Bucy; Grandson, Mark Bucy; Step-Grandson, Mike Belden; and Step-Great-Grandson, Cole Posey.

 

John is survived by two Sons, Steven Bucy of Table Grove, IL, and John Lance Bucy of Astoria, IL; 4 Grandchildren, Ashley Bucy, Bradi (and Monte) Chipman, Amber Bucy, and Jordan Kinkead; 1 Step-Grandson, Matt (and Erin) Posey; 6-Great-Grandchildren, Riley Lynn Weinman, Kaylynn Bucy, Levi, Evan, Addison Chipman, and JJ Kinkead; 2 Step-Great-Grandchildren, Nik Belden and Christin Posey; Brother, Eldon (and Bertha) Bucy of Vermont, IL; and Sister, Betty Ricketts of Chandler, AZ.

 

He worked at the Ken-Ray Foundry in Vermont, IL, and moved to Canton, IL to be an international Harvester. He then worked at NAVISTAR in Indianapolis, IN, before retiring on June 30, 1999.

 

John also served his country in the Army National Guard. He was a 1950 graduate of VIT High School. He was a member of the Astoria American Legion Post #25 and the Astoria United Methodist Church. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan and enjoyed flower gardening, mushrooming, fishing, dancing and in his younger days, playing sports.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL with Reverend Robert Greene officiating. Visitation will take place 6-8 pm Friday, August 24th at the funeral home.

 

Memorials can be made to Astoria Toys for Tots in care of the Astoria Fire Department. Services provided by Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, IL.

 

Online condolences may be given to the family at http://www.shawgomemorialhome.org


Eleanor N. Long, 85, of Macomb

Eleanor N. Long, age 85 of Macomb, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Bickford Senior Living in Macomb.

 

She was born January 30, 1933 in Canton, Illinois to Worley and Bertha Butler Nott.  Eleanor was united in marriage August 25, 1952 in Lewistown, Illinois to Rev. Donald Long.  He preceded her in death on February 15, 2013.

 

Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: J.L. McCall, Adair, Illinois and Elizabeth and Kenneth Zwolak, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, 8 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, 1 Brother: Charles (Clara K) Nott, Lewistown, Illinois, and 1 Sister: Berta (Gary) Rohrer, Avon, Illinois.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 Daughter; C.J. Kremer, 2 Sisters: Reta Torrance, and Janice Funk.

 

Eleanor had been very active in the United Methodist Women, she loved to bake, sew take walks and work outside.  She loved the time she got to have her family together for a meal.

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded.  Graveside services will be held at a much later date.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family. Memorials are to Harbor Light Hospice or Cunningham Children’s Home and can be sent to Jones Mortuary, box 352, Colchester, Illinois, 62326. 

 

To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

 


Susan Coddington, 74, of Macomb

Susan Coddington, 74, of Macomb passed away at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.

 

She was born on March 26, 1944 in Burlington, Iowa to P. Floyd and Mary Jean Grigsby Coddington.

 

She was a graduate of Western High in Macomb in 1962 and attended Western Illinois University. She moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1970 where she founded her accounting business, The Coddington Company in 1986 and ran it until her retirement in 2012. She then returned to Macomb to be closer to her family.

 

She is survived by her son, Phillip (Trish) Bauereiss of Denver, Colorado; her daughter, Kerri Nall Duvanel of Mission, Kansas; two grandsons, Miles and Evan Duvanel of Mission, Kansas; her brother, Robert (Deb) Coddington of LaPorte, Indiana; her sister, Sally Coddington of Colorado Springs, Colorado; nieces, Tami Clarke of Macomb and Penny (Chad) Price of Normal; nephews Brian and Brandon Coddington of LaPorte, Indiana; great-nieces and nephews, Melissa (Tieson Markland) Hardisty of Macomb, Megan (Stefan) Shepler of Carmi,Ill. Tanner Hardisty of Chicago, Grant and Oliva Price of Normal,Ill. and Farrah and Jackson Coddington of LaPorte, Indiana and one great-great-niece, Poppy Shepler of Carmi,Ill.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Jayne Clarke and one nephew, Nicholas Coddington.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services.

 

Memorials may be made to Wesley Village or Lafayette Square.

 

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.

 

 


Melanie G. Rhinberger, 62, of Summum, IL

Melanie G. Rhinberger, 62, of Summum, IL passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. while in her home.

 

She was born on July 13, 1956 in Galesburg, IL to her parents, William and Gayle (Hendricks) Marlow.

 

Melanie married Roylee Rhinberger on June 18, 1976 in Knox County. He survives. Also surviving are her sons, Noah Rhinberger of Summum, IL and Robert Rhinberger of Anderson Lake, IL; daughter, Amy Knous of Beardstown, IL; sister, Vicky McCombs of Rushville, IL; brothers, Jack and Rick Marlow; and four granddaughters.

 

She was preceded in death by her brother, William Marlow.

 

Melanie worked as a secretary at H & R Block in Rushville, IL for the last 4 years. She also worked at Stevens Publishing as a sorter. For the last 6 years she was in the sales department for R and M Paracord.

 

She was also a member of First Church of the Nazarene in Lewistown, IL. Melanie held many positions with the Boy Scouts where she was currently Merit Badge Counselor for Troop #132.

 

Graveside services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018 at the Summum cemetery with Pastor Ron Jansen officiating.

 

Memorials can be made out to the Melanie Rhinberger Memorial Fund.

 

Services provided by the Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, IL. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.shawgomemorialhome.org


Sue L. Fisk, 83, of Rolla, MO, formerly of Astoria, IL

Sue L. Fisk, 83, of Rolla, MO, formerly of Astoria, IL passed away on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 10:20 a.m. in the Phelps County Regional Medical Center, Rolla, MO.

 

She was born on November 6, 1934 in Pleasanton, KS to her parents, Elmer Clell and Renetta Beatrice (Jones) Price. They preceded her in death.

 

Sue married her husband, Donald L. Fisk on July 29, 1950 in Palmryra, MO. He survives. Also surviving are her sons, Donald Warren Fisk of Oelwein, IA, Kent Douglas Fisk of Troy, IL, Terry Allen Fisk of Muscatine, IA, Mark Edward Fisk of Sarasota, FL; daughter, Vickie Sue Lenz of Venice, FL; 11 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

 

Sue was first and foremost a housewife and mother that would tackle any challenge. She received her high school diploma from Gibson City Schools where she was employed for several years as a Teacher’s Aide. She also was employed at Wal-Mart and Pete’s Cleaners for many years.

 

She was a member at the Greentree Christian Church in Rolla, MO. Her pride and joy was her family and working with children, especially her church family where she was a dedicated youth counselor. She will be greatly missed.

 

Services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL with Pastors’ Justin Cook and Chris Foster officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the memorial home.

 

Memorials can be made out to the Sue L. Fisk Memorial Fund.

 

Services provided by the Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, IL. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.shawgomemorialhome.org


Patsy S. Springs, 77, of Macomb

Patsy S. Springs, 77, of Macomb, formerly of Vermont, IL passed away on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12:55 p.m. in Wesley Village, Macomb, IL.

 

Patsy was born on September 25,1940 to Orval and Imogene (Springs) Umphryes. She married Howard D. Springs on August 21, 1958 in Rushville, IL. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by 3 of her brothers: Orval Jr., George Wayne, and Neil Eugene Umphryes.

 

She is survived by her son, Peter Springs of Macomb; sisters, Lona Jo Wagner of Belville, IL, Rosie Ellen Wece of Murphysboro, IL, Susan Jane Jackson of Pontiac, IL, Nancy Ann Hayes of Vermont, IL, Betsy Dorene Umphryes of Centralia, IL, Donna Dee Randabaugh of Vermont, IL; brothers, Richard Lee Umphryes of Vermont, IL, Jon Paul Umphryes of Vermont, IL, and Henry Joseph Umphryes of Vermont, IL.

 

Patsy worked 15 years in Havana, IL, first for Atwood Manufacturing, then DANA Corporation, until their closing in 1979.

 

She was a member of the Vermont Christian Church, Carroll Rankin American Legion Auxiliary Post #26 of Vermont, IL, and the Rebekah Lodge #385 of Bushnell, IL. She was also a 9 year member of the Village Board of Vermont, IL and for several years was a committee member of the Bethany Special Needs Program in Macomb, IL. She was the collector for “Love Packages” in Vermont for the last 15-20 years. Patsy was instrumental in working with the Vermont Cemetery Board to repair and set GI Markers for those veterans who either didn’t have a marker or the one issued had been damaged.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Astoria, IL with Pastor Cody Stinnett officiating.

 

Memorials can be made out to the Carroll Rankin American Legion Auxiliary Post 26 of Vermont, IL.

 

Services provided by Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, IL. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.shawgomemorialhome.org

 


Dixie L. Prather, 68, of Camden

Dixie L. Prather, 68, of Camden, passed away at 9:41 PM, Sunday, August 12, 2018, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

 

She was born on May 10, 1950, in Coshocton, Ohio, the daughter of Ernest and Orpha (Dunmire) Wilson. They preceded Dixie in death along with step father Roy Tweedt, and one daughter Tami Prather and one sister Jan “Sis”.

 

She married Larry Prather on April 17, 1970, in Mt. Sterling and he survives. Also surviving are one son David Prather and Danielle Agans of Camden, one grandson Nic Agans, two granddaughters Shelby Lung and Taylor Lung, two great grandchildren Dawsen and Sydnee, one sister Grace “Tootie” and several nieces and nephews.

 

Dixie graduated from Brown County High School with the Class of 1968. She then attended nursing school at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. She first worked at the Tastee Treat in Mt. Sterling, and ran the pool hall in Camden. She later worked at Roger’s Bakery in Rushville. For over 23 years, she worked as a receptionist for Dr. Russell R. Dohner retiring in 2008 due to ill health. She enjoyed riding horses, gardening and was an excellent cook. She also wrote poems. Her greatest joys were her cats and babysitting her grandchildren.

 

Services will be at 10:00 AM, Friday, August 17, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville, with Pastor Dan Wise officiating. Interment will follow in the Palm Cemetery, west of Rushville. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville. Memorials are suggested to Hope Blooms or the Schuyler County Humane Society.

 

You are invited to share your memories of Dixie, leave condolences and view her memorial video at www.woodfh.net.