Local Obituaries

Evelyn Elaine (Burns) Frazier, 71, Macomb

Evelyn Elaine (Burns) Frazier, age 71, of 31 Indian Trail Rd., Macomb, Ill. passed away at 10:18 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.  She was born on July 24, 1948 in Moberly, MO to the late Reverend Arnold Burns and Evelyn (Huffine) Burns.  She preferred to be called by her middle name, Elaine, because she had the first name as her mother.

 

After graduating from Northeast High School in Kansas City, MO, Elaine attended Central Missouri State College (now University of Central Missouri) and then finished a B.S. in Elementary Education at Central Methodist College, Fayette, MO, where she met her future husband, Steve.  Elaine was married to Stephen L. Frazier, on March 24, 1973 in Kansas City, MO by her father, Reverend Arnold Burns.

 

She is survived by her husband, Steve and their 2 children, Kimberly C. Grover and Derek K. Frazier,  and three grandchildren (Christiana M. Rivera, Tyler J. Grover, Ryan J. Grover).  She is also survived by one brother, Ralph Burns and his son, Brian.  On the Frazier side, she is survived by Leslie Ferguson, Bob Frazier, Marlis and Donald Frazier.  She is also survived by a number of cousins, nieces and nephews in the Burns, Frazier, Huffine and Jones families.

 

The viewing and funeral will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 2000 W Adams Rd, Macomb, IL on Saturday, March 14, 2020. The viewing will be at 2:00 p.m. and the funeral will be at 3:00 p.m. A light meal will follow. The burial will be at the Woods Chapel United Methodist Cemetery at 813 MO-131, Odessa, MO (Highway 131 south of Odessa, MO) at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 16, 2020.

 

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.

 


Clara Jane Russell, 78, Industry

Clara Jane Russell, 78, of Industry, passed away peacefully on the morning of March 7, with her family by her side.

 

Jane was the daughter of Alva and Ica (Flack) Skiles.  She was born in her Doddsville family home on June 15, 1941. She was one of six children raised on the family farm.

 

Jane graduated from Industry High School in 1959 where she met the love of her life, Dick Russell. Last year, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. He survives along with their three sons. Todd (Robin) of Macomb, Chad (Dorvea) of Table Grove, and Eric (Yvonne) of Commerce, Texas. Her brother, Jerry (Linda) Skiles and two sister-in-laws, Jan Skiles and Donna Russell also survive.

In addition she is  survived by nine grandchildren: Erika Snyder, Ketra (Joe) Roselieb, Derek (Kayla) Switzer, Levi Russell, Lauren Switzer, Kyle (Jill) Russell, Kurt Russell, Nick Russell, and Blake Russell; as well as three  great grandchildren: Presley Snyder, Hannah Switzer and Baby Roselieb (due in July).

 

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters: Velma Skiles, Margie McMillian, Elsie Archer; one brother, Al Skiles; and one grandchild, Cody Russell.

 

Taking care of family was Jane's first priority. Whether family or friend, Jane made others feel accepted and loved.  She spent many years of her life caring for children; babysitting, teaching Sunday school, and donating school supplies to those in need. She was an avid reader and wonderful cook. 

 

Her life was spent loving her husband Dick and her family. She spent many hours waiting on her sons after practices, delivering countless meals to the farm, and always being there to watch and love her grandchildren.  In addition, Dick and Jane were avid campers who loved to spend time with their camping groups.  Her devoted spirit, smile, and quick wit will be missed by all.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded.

 

Memorial services will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11 AM at Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb, Rev. Donnie Case will officiate. A private burial will be held at Vance Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday, March 12 from 5 to 7 pm at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Maple Avenue Christian Church (MACC), McDonough District Hospital Hospice (MDH Hospice), or the charity of your choice.

 

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

 

 


Garrett Morrow, age 27

Garrett Morrow, age 27 passed away at 9:30 AM on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Shelbyville, Illinois.

 

He was born on December 16, 1992 the son of William Morrow and Crystal Palmer.

 

He is survived by his father, his mother, one brother, Connor Morrow of Harrison Arkansas, two sisters, Misty Wear of Springfield Illinois and Dusty Turner of Bryan, Texas, paternal grandmother, Marlene Morrow, and paternal grandfather Joe (Lois) Palmer.

 

Preceded by his Paternal Grandfather Norman Morrow.

 

Garrett loved gardening, cooking and fishing, he will be dearly missed by his family.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded, there will be no services.

 

Clugston – Tibbitts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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

 


Geoa Irene Keeran, 80, of Macomb

Geoa Irene Keeran, 80, of Macomb, formerly of Industry passed away at 9:35 p.m. Sunday, February 16, 2020 at her residence.

 

She was born on December 10, 1939 in Industry, Illinois to Edward L. and Minnie A. Icenogle Keeran.

 

She lived most of her life in Industry before living the last few years in Macomb.

 

She is survived by a brother, Lyle (Pamela) Keeran of Colchester; two nieces, Keena Lynn (Owen) Ashford of Macomb and Karis (Chet Derry) Keeran of Macomb; one nephew, Kaleb (Ashley Bontke) Keeran of Macomb; two great-nieces, Hannah Belle Ashford and Hayleigh Mae Ashford and her beloved cat, Tigger.

 

She worked as a manager at Western Union in Illinois and for 15 years at Western Illinois University before her retirement.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday,  March 7, 2020 at Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn with Reverend Jim Eddy officiating. There will be no visitation.

 

Memorials may be made to the McDonough County Animal Shelter or Colchester Area Relief Effort (CARE).

 

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

 

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


Nell  E.  Mayo, 95, of Macomb

Nell  E.  Mayo, age 95, passed away at 11:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 25 at her home in Macomb.

 

She was born on June 23, 1924 the daughter of Nick and Laura Pelfrey Elam. She married James Mayo on July 6, 1945,  he passed away on July 4, 2005. She is also preceded by her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

 

She is survived by two daughters, Pamela (Wayne) Kuklinski of Ingleside, Illinois and Stephanie Browning of Macomb, Illinois. Four grandchildren, Todd (Beth) Kuklinski, of Lake Zürich, Cortney Browning of Minneapolis Minnesota, Lindsey  Arechigo of Rochester, Minnesota and Christopher (Melissa) Browning of Rochester, Minnesota Six great-grandchildren, Paige and Kayla Kuklinski and Noah, Josiah, Hanna, and Abigail Arechigo.

 

Nell grew up in West Liberty, Kentucky and had lived in Dayton, Ohio Davenport, Iowa Mount Prospect, Illinois Rochester, Minnesota Lexington, Kentucky Brookville, Ohio and she moved to Macomb in 1993. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star Chapter in Davenport , Iowa.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held at a later time. 

 

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, is in charge of arrangements. You may sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.


Louise Allison Griswold, 94, of Macomb

Louise Allison Griswold, 94, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb, Illinois.

She was born December 8, 1925, in Pilot Grove Township, Hancock County, Illinois, to Charley and Eupha Krieg Lefler.  She married Harmon Allison on April 5, 1946, in Springfield, Illinois.  He passed away on October 18, 1976.  She married Damon Griswold on April 7, 1979, in Roseville, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on May 25, 2012.

 

Surviving are her children Linda (Vern) Smith and Scott (Cheri) Allison all of Macomb, Illinois; two step-children, Brad Griswold, San Jose, California, and Kathy (Mike) Griswold Clinton, Sugarland, Texas; grandchildren Jill (Jeff) Klinedinst and Monte (Keri) Allison; step-grandchildren Brian (Jamie) Griswold and Jason Clinton; great grandchildren Blake, Lance, Tanner, and Reese Klinedinst and Sadie and Macon Allison; step-great-grandchildren Dane and Hadley Griswold; one sister, Eleanor Porter; and one sister-in-law, Miriam Lefler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Harlan, Merlin, and Junior Lefler along with brother-in-law Lewis Porter and sister-in-law Lela Mae Lefler.

 

Services will be Wednesday, March 4 with visitation at 9:30 a.m. and services at 10:30 a.m. at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Pastor Jim Eddy will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to Wesley Village Healthcare Center.  Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com


 


 


William Ed Carnahan,, age 61, of Industry , Illinois

William Ed Carnahan,, age 61, of Industry , Illinois, passed away at 10:40 AM on Saturday, February 29 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. He was born on January 10, 1959 in Macomb,Ill.  the son of Vernie and Betty Kellum Carnahan.

 

Ed is survived by one sister Beverly (Coy) Carnahan Abernathy of Macomb, two daughters Kristy and Misty, several grandchildren, sister-in-law Marsha Carnahan of Colchester, three nieces, one nephew, one great-niece, and one great nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Kenneth Carnahan, and Terry Carnahan.

 

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 11 AM at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Scott Jones will officiate. The family will meet with friends on Tuesday evening March 3, 2020 from 5 PM until 7 PM at the funeral home. The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Ed Carnahan Memorial Fund. You may sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.


Catherine (Cathy) Mary McCourt, age 63, of Sciota

Catherine (Cathy) Mary McCourt, age 63, of Sciota, Illinois passed away at 3:25 P.M., Friday, February 28, 2020, at Heartland Healthcare in Macomb, Illinois following a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer.

 

She was born on February 25, 1957, in Macomb, Illinois, the daughter of Sterling (Swede) and Mary Lee Lawyer Nichols. Cathy married Don McCourt on October 22, 1983, in Macomb, Illinois.

 

She is survived by her husband Don, one son, Shaun McCourt of Macomb, one brother Mike (Susie) Nichols of Macomb, nephews Joe (Amanda) Nichols, Kelly (Diana) Nichols, and Tyler (Claire) Nichols, and great-nephews and nieces Quin, Jace, Easton, Jalie, Davis, Sullivan, Simeon and Leah Nichols. Cathy is also survived by two brothers-in-law Tim (Lisa) Hainline of Roseville, Kevin McCourt of Blandinsville, and one sister-in-law Mia Dee McCourt of Blandinsville, niece Kristy (Jake) Hobby and nephew Kyle Hainline.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law Teri Hainline Powell.

 

Cathy graduated from Macomb High School in 1975, and graduated from Moser Business School in Carthage, Illinois. She retired from Western Illinois University after 31 ½ years of service, and worked the past seven years at Bridgeway.

 

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Kelly Nichols officiating. Private burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. until the time of service.

 

At Cathy’s request she wants everyone to wear their Cubs’ attire to celebrate her life and her beloved Chicago Cubs.

 

Memorials may be made to the Macomb High School Band Boosters and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 

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


 


Billy L. Deford , age 84, of Macomb

Billy L. Deford , age 84, of Macomb, passed away at 3:47 PM on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. He was born on December 23, 1935 in Table Grove, Illinois the son of Ross and Mildred Stremmel Deford. He first married Juanita Behymer, she passed away in 1979. He later married Billie F. Sowell on July 19, 1980, she survives.

He is also survived by three children Mary (Danny)Cole of Plainville, Illinois, Robert (Stephanie) Hotto of Macomb, and Patricia (Bradley) Phillips of Plymouth, eight grandchildren William(Brandi) Cole, Anna (Darren) Chapman, Tonia (Matt) McBride, Austin Hotto, Douglas(Olivia) Phillips, Kendra Hotto, Abbie Weaver-Hotto, and Carl Hotto, 12 great-grandchildren, two sisters JoAnn Lindsay, and Linda Lane, one brother Ronald (Janice) Deford, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, daughter Joyce Deford,  two brothers Bob Deford and Jack Deford, and three nephews also preceded him in death.

 

Funeral services will be held on March 8, 2020 at 1 PM at the Lowderman Event Center in Macomb. Pastor Jim Eddy will officiate. Private graveside services will be held at a later time. Memorials may be made to the Billy Deford Memorial Fund. You may sign the guestbook and leave online condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.


 


Marjorie Katherine Heflin, 98, of Macomb

Marjorie Katherine Heflin, 98, of Macomb passed away at Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

 

She was born on August 6, 1921 in Rushville, Illinois to Gerald and Zeda Bollinger Hopkins. She married Ivan Joe Heflin on June 11, 1945 in Peoria. He passed away in November of 1973.

She is also preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Wallace Hopkins and one sister, Nedra Gray.

 

Marjorie is survived by her children, Wallace Heflin of Macomb, Ed (Carol) Heflin of Macomb, Kathy (Dennis) Moon of Macomb and Mark Heflin of Macomb; one grandson, Jimmy (Heather) Griffith and two granddaughters, Hunter and Kaitlin Griffith of Good Hope.

 

Marjorie has lived in Macomb since 1957. She worked for the Vermont Post Office, Camp Ellis, Gamage Grocery Store and Kroger Grocery Store. She enjoyed cross stitching and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Private Graveside services will be held in Vermont Cemetery at a later date.

 

Memorials may be made to Heartland Health Care in Macomb.

 

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