Local Obituaries

Greg H. John, 61 of rural Industry

Greg H. John, 61 of rural Industry passed away at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5435 East 1650th Street, Industry.

 

He was born on September 8, 1957 in Macomb to Gene and Marjorie "Marge" Mason John. He married the love of his life, Lori Chenoweth on January 22, 1977 in Macomb. She survives.

 

Also surviving are two children; Brandon (Sydney) John of Macomb and Hayley (Mike) Dobson of Seaford, Delaware, grandchildren; Emily Dobson, Mazie John, Gabriel John, Maddox Dobson and Tatym Dobson. parents; Gene and Marge John of Macomb; two sisters, Terri (Jim) Burnham of Macomb and Julie (Troy) Aten of Colchester; sister-in-law, Terra Litchfield of Macomb; niece Kristen (Scott) Terry of Macomb; two nephews, Derek (Lisa) Litchfield of Macomb and Hunter Aten of Brooklyn, Iowa and mother-in-law, Juanita Huff of Macomb.

 

He is preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents, his father-in-law; K.C. Chenoweth and his brother-in-law and best friend, Randy Litchfield in 2016.

 

Greg lived in Macomb until 1984. He lived in Taylorville from 1984 to 1985 before moving to Industry in 1986. He was the plant manager for Refreshment Services Pepsi in Macomb for 39 years, retiring in May of 2018.

 

He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and First Christian Church of Macomb. He loved his children, grandchildren, and his beloved dog, Scout, duck hunting and could fix anything.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. A visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 19, 2018 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

 

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to St. Paul’s School or Ducks Unlimited.

 

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

 


Christine "Cris" Elizabeth Loring, 62, of Macomb

Christine “Cris” Elizabeth Loring was born to Robert Loring and Sally Cobb on December 31, 1955 at St. Francis Hospital in Macomb, IL.  She passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Monday, November 12, 2018.

 

 She is survived by her father Robert Loring, soulmate Steve Richbark, sons, Aaron (Kim) Sistko, Andy (Dana) Sistko, Mike Sistko; nephews Mark and Bill Cramer, and grandchildren Noah Sistko, Abi Cramer, Haiden Lee and Madison Richbark.

 

She is preceded in death by her mother, sister and nephew.

 

Cris worked as a CNA at the Elms Nursing Home and cared for the elderly with the same love she gave her family.  Her life revolved around her friends, family, Teddy, her miniature Yorkie, her garden and her grandchildren.

 

Funeral services will be 10 AM Friday Nov. 16, 2018 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be Thursday Nov. 15 from 5-7 PM. Rev. Mike Eddy will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John’s Children’s Hospital.

 

Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com


Ileen Mae Brown, 92, of Niota, IL

Ileen Mae Brown, 92, of Niota, IL passed away at 2:15 AM Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Montibello Health Care Center in Hamilton, IL.

 

Ileen was born on November 8, 1926. She was the daughter of Frank and Susie H. Seigfried Brown.

 

She was born and raised on her family’s farm near Niota. Growing up she helped raise hogs. She went to work and eventually retired from Shelor-Globe in Keokuk, IA. Ileen was a member of the Presbyterian Faith. She loved being around children and enjoyed listening to country music.

 

She is survived by two sisters, Norma Quesenberry of Carthage, IL, Mary Black of Burnside, IL and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

Ileen was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Hazel Brown and Myrtle Brown, one brother, Lee Brown, one sister-in-law, Dora Jean Brown, two brothers-in-law, Marion Quesenberry and Charlie Black, and two nephews, Roger and Byron Brown.

 

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City where the family will meet with friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Tull Cemetery near Niota. Please visit banksandbeals.com to leave a condolence or sign the guest book.

 

 


Paulette E. (Cook) Perry, 71, of BushneIl

Life's journey for Paulette E. (Cook) Perry, 71, of BushneIl, Illinois, ended on Oct. 27, 2018 in Texas.

 

Polly was born July 11, 1947 in Avon, Illinois to Samuel R. and Nellie (Gertie) Strode Perry; she married Charlie Cook on April 21, 1972. 

 

She is survived by her daughters, Christina Ashcraft of Bushnell, Illinois, Trudy von Seeburg of Georgetown, Texas, Candace Cook of Abingdon, Illinois; 4 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Rosalie Wier.

 

Visitation will be held 9:00 AM Saturday Nov. 17, 2018 with Memorial Service following at 10:00 AM at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. Rev. Amy Holman will officiate. Cremation has been accorded and private burial of ashes will be in Bushnell Cemetery. 

 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the residents of Prairie City Nursing & Rehab Center. 

 

Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.martinhollis.com

 

 


David Kim Miller, 61, of Pawnee, IL

David Kim Miller, 61, of Pawnee, Illinois formerly of Vermont and Macomb; passed away at 6:40 PM Wednesday Nov. 7, 2018 at his residence.

 

He was born Sept. 15, 1957 in Canton, Illinois to Edward and Joan Kost Miller; he married Janet Schons on June 27, 1981. She survives.

 

Also surviving is his Mother, Joan (Bob) Loring of Macomb, Illinois, sons, Jacob Robert Miller of St. louis, Missouri, Derek Tyler Miller of Loami, Illinois and a sister, Maureen (Robert) Greene of Vermont, Illinois.

 

He was preceded in death by his father.

 

Mr. Miller was in the Office Supply business. He worked at Macomb Office Supply, owned Miller Business Machines in Colchester, and worked for RK Dixon.

 

He was a member of the Vermont Christian Church and a former member of the Vermont Masonic Lodge, Macomb Elks and Macomb Jaycees.

 

He was an avid Hunter, fisherman and sports fan (Cubs, Bears, and Black Hawks).

 

Funeral services will be 2 PM Tuesday Nov. 13, 2018 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be Monday Nov. 12, from 5-7 PM. Rev. Robert Greene will officiate. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Crippled Children’s. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

 


Donald Howard Black, 86, of Macomb

On Tuesday November 6, 2018 Donald Howard Black, loving husband and father of five passed away at the age of 86 in Macomb Illinois.

 

Don was born on March 6, 1932 in Chicago, IL to Edna (Haskin) and Charles Newton Black, Jr. Don was married to Joanne Dass on April 17, 1954 at the Elston Avenue Methodist Church in Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert Black of Park Ridge and an infant brother Charles Newton Black, III. Step Father George Haskel Simmons and Step Brother George Simmons Jr.

 

Don is survived by his wife Joanne Adele (Dass), four sons, a daughter, nine grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. Ken and Donna Black their children Adam and Justina (Black) and Pete Verlie their two children Hayden and Jackson of Allentown, PA. Richard and Maureen Black their children Tim and Katie of Carol Stream, IL. Bill and Linda Black their children Brandon and Kendal of Mission Viejo, CA. Bruce Black of Macomb, IL. Jeffery and Jennifer (Black) Fastner their children Tanner, Bailey, and Breckon of Denver, CO. Don Graduated from Taft High School in Chicago. He held a Phd of Education from Indiana University, as well as degrees from Northern Illinois University and Blackburn College.

 

From 1954 to 1956, Don served in the US Army at Camp Gordon, Augusta, Georgia in the Provost Marshall Center during the Korean Conflict.

 

Don had a long and vibrant career in school administration serving as Macomb Unit School Dist #185 Superintendent from 1977 to 1987 and Bloomsburg, PA Area School District from 1974 to 1977. Before that he enjoyed being at Downers Grove, IL Public Schools between 1953 to 1974 as an Associate Supt., Principal of O’Neil Jr. High School, and a teacher. After retiring Don wasn’t through working. He was a visiting professor at North Central College in Naperville and an Adjunct Professor at Western Illinois University of Macomb. He was also the Caretaker for the closing of Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL and served on the reuse committee.

 

Being a Rotarian was a big part of Don’s life making lifelong friends both locally and around the world. Hosting several International exchange students including Noel Renouff of Australia and Rafael Sahada of Argentina. Don was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow in 1995 and served terms as Club President of three different clubs. He also had civic affiliations with the Boy Scouts of America, United Way, Elks Club, and Phi Delta Kappa.

 

Don was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb. Proudly serving many years as a member of the Fellheimer Trust.

 

We considered him a master model ship builder, lover of poetry and art.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held on November 17th, 2018 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb from 9 to 11 a.m., followed with a memorial service at 11 a.m., and graveside services with Military Rites at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

 

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church of Macomb or Rotary.

 

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.


Mary Evelyn Lafary, 89, of Prairie City, IL

Mary Evelyn Lafary, 89, of Prairie City, IL passed away at 4:17 PM Wednesday November 7, 2018. She was born April 1, 1929 in Pontoosuc, IL to Lloyd and Georgia (Bohon) Thrasher. She married Harley G. Lafary on March 26, 1950 on the Lafary family farm in rural Good Hope. He survives.

 

Also surviving are 4 children, Gary (Elieen) Lafary of Bushnell, IL; Randy (Tina Lantz) Lafary of Prairie City, IL; Mike (Nancy) Lafary of Prairie City, IL; Sandra McVey of Abingdon, IL; ten grandchildren, many great grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren, three siblings, Lloyd Thrasher Jr. of Bushnell, IL; Dorothy (Gordon) Melvin of Macomb, IL and Tom (Janet) Thrasher of Bushnell, IL and several nieces and nephews.

 

Mary was a dedicated homemaker, she enjoyed cooking for the family especially homemade noodles and her specialty donuts. She also enjoyed country western music and going to the races.

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday November 13, 2018 at the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, where visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Pastor Dean Reverts will officiate. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com


Lois Joanne Knott, 88, of Bushnell

Lois Joanne Knott, 88, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 5:15 PM on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb, IL. She was born on October 16, 1930 in Macomb, IL to Clyde and Pearl (Weaver) Alexander. She first married Robert Ambrosius, then later married Richard Knott.

 

She is survived by her children, Linda (Steve Kreider) Moore of Bushnell, IL, Jerry Ambrosius of Knoxville, IL, Ron (Carol) Ambrosius of Alabama, Bob (Rhonda) Ambrosius of Prairie City, IL, Tracy (Adam) Morrow of Galesburg, IL; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Lorraine Ridle; and special friend, Frank Dilts.

 

Lois loved to cook and was famous for her delicious apple pies. She also loved to garden and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Lois was a giver at heart. When she wasn’t taking care of herself, she was caring for others. 

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, November 12, 2018 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, where visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Rev. Ted Shirley will officiate. Interment will be in the Bushnell Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the VFW Auxiliary or the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program.

 

Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com

 


Richard L. Anders, 70, of Terre Haute, IL

Mr. Richard L. Anders, 70, of Terre Haute, IL, passed away at 10:40 AM Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at the Monroe County Hospital, Albia, IA.

 

Dick was born March 14, 1948 in LaHarpe, IL, the son of Ellis and Irene Johnson Anders. On August 20, 1970 he married Shirley Marie Stewart in Oquawka, IL.

 

Mr. Anders was a 1966 graduate of the LaHarpe High School. Following high school he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Dick worked for BNSF for the past 44 years.

 

Survivors include his wife, Shirley, mother, Irene Renshaw of Terre Haute, IL, two daughters, Ashli Williams of Sigourney, IA and Laci Anders of LaHarpe, six granddaughters, Jaela, Rane, Kyla, Clara, Ava and Dehlia, four sisters, Karen (Wayne) Swisher of Lomax, Maude (Harold) Ravenscraft of Lomax, Beverly Worley of Lomax and Beth Ann (Jimmy) Vogel of O’Fallon, MO and one brother, David (Loretta) Anders of Kirkwood, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his father, Ellis Anders and step-father, Dale Renshaw.

 

A graveside service with Military Rites will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Terre Haute Cemetery, Terre Haute, IL, with Rev. Lee Unger officiating. A memorial fund has been established for the Terre Haute United Methodist Church Building Fund.

 

Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe is assisting the family. To sign the guest book or leave a condolence please visit banksandbeals.com.


Harold Francis Feikert Sr, 75, of Bushnell, IL

Harold Francis Feikert Sr, 75, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 9:36 PM Sunday November 4, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He was born July 11, 1943 in Bushnell, IL to William and Ada (McDaniel) Feikert. He married Sharon Kay Weaver on November 14, 1964 in Bushnell, IL. She survives.

 

Also surviving are four children, Penny (Todd Zeitler) Feikert of Sherrard, IL; Harold Francis (Patricia) Feikert Jr. of Bushnell, IL; James (Jean) Feikert of Manvel, TX; Joel (Robin) Feikert of Bushnell, IL; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, one brother, Lloyd (Joyce) Feikert of La Harpe, IL; one sister, Hanna Bylthe of Stronghurst, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, eleven siblings and one grandson, Justin Smith.

 

Harold was a member of the American Legion Post 301 of La Harpe, IL; Bushnell Odd Fellows Lodge # 322, Bushnell Rebekah Lodge # 385 and the Bethaddon Samaritan #246 of Bushnell. He was a past Scoutmaster for the Bushnell Cub Scout Pac 346 and the Bushnell Boy Scout Troop 343. Harold was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed playing Poker and was a proud staunch Democrat. He was a family man,  a loving husband, father and grandfather. If you ever asked Harold how he was doing the answer was always “Fantastic”.     

 

Funeral services will  be held at 10:30 AM Thursday November 8, 2018 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. Where visitation will be held Wednesday November 7, 2018 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.  Reverend’s Randy and Sandy Hillyer will officiate. Interment will be in the Bushnell Cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Bushnell Odd Fellows Lodge # 322 Scholarship Fund.

 

Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com