Obituaries

Randy Wrink Ebert, 60, of Bushnell, IL

Randy Wrink Ebert, 60, of Bushnell, IL, passed away at 6:02 PM on August 14, 2019 at OSF St. Francis in Peoria, IL. He was born January 8, 1959 in Macomb, IL to Lloyd Jr. and Marilyn (Hood) Ebert. He married Barb McCullough on May 12, 1979 in Macomb, IL; she survives.

 

He is also survived by two sons, Joshua (Staci) Ebert and Michael (Tashina Bradford) Ebert. He has left six

Grandchildren, Mackenzie, Marcus, Jacob, Jarod, Jaelea, and Dacey. He is survived by two brothers, Jerry

and Dan; three nephews, Cory (Amy) Ebert, Matthew (Christina McCullough), and Greg McCullough; four nieces, Madison (Patrick) Maphies, Kylie, Ciara, and Michelle McCullough; and two great

nephews, Brendan and Colby Ebert.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marilyn Hood Ebert and Lloyd Ebert, Jr.; a sister, Lana Sue; and

Grandparents, Lloyd and Letha (Ide) Ebert and Floyd and Florence (Bair) Hood.

 

Randy enjoyed his younger days at his dad’s gas station. As an adult, he enjoyed having his own station

for a short period of time before becoming unable to work. He lived for his six grandchildren and enjoyed them coming around to “take care of Grandpa.” Randy spent most of his time working on cars and loved drag racing on the weekends. He won the regional bracket drag racing title to go to Bowling Green, KY and also was chosen to race at Denver, CO. He was the Byron, IL Firecracker Bracket Champion in 1979. Randy was unable to continue with his love of racing and wrenching on cars, but his children have taken on the family’s love of this hobby. He will be greatly missed, but is finally at peace.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 19, 2019 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Schulte officiating. The family will meet for visitation from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Bushnell Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to The Bushnell Rescue Squad, The Grand kids college fund, or for PSP (Progressive SupraNuclear Palsy) Research. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com

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Mary J. Norvell, 93, of Macomb

 

Mary J. Norvell, 93, of Macomb passed away at 8:02 PM Saturday August 10, 2019 at Heartland Health Care Center. She was born October 2, 1925 in Lee County, IA to Ralph E. and Mabel A. (Millspaugh) Jackson. She married James L. Norvell on June 27, 1947 in Macomb. He preceded her in death on January 25, 1977.

 

She is survived by three children, Susan (Chris) Royal of Springfield, IL; Tom Norvell of Chicago, IL; Steve Norvell of Montana; one grandson Brian (Kaitlin) Royal of Frisco, TX; one great grandson Joshua Royal and one sister Shirley (Fred) Giebrich of Florida.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Martha McMahan and infant sister Jesse.

 

Mary was a 1947 graduate of Western Illinois State Teachers College and an extremely proud alumni.  Western was an integral part of Mary’s life as it is where she met her husband, Jim, and began her life-long association with the Sigma Kappa Sorority.  Mary’s love of Sigma Kappa started on the Western campus and became the source for many cherished memories and friendships.  Her dedication to Sigma Kappa began when she served as chapter president during her college years and continued when she returned to Macomb in the mid-1970s.  Her service as the chapter advisor lasted from the late-1970s until 2012.  Volunteering and service to the local community were important to Mary and she exemplified those qualities throughout her life.  American Association of University Women (AAUW), the National Assistance League and Newcomers Clubs benefitted from her leadership and service.  She also served as a Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader.  Her love of watching sports came from her husband’s knowledge and love of sports.  Mary loved to travel and enjoyed taking her dad to Florida to visit family as well as catching up with friends and sisters at the annual Sigma Kappa conventions. 

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Erin Marth officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church or WIU Foundation - Mary Norvell Memorial Fund at Western Illinois University. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of armaments. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com   

   

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Alma V. Frakes, 89, of New Philadelphia

On August 11, 2019 at 12:25 a.m. Alma V. Frakes, 18 days shy of her 90th birthday, gained her heavenly wings.

 

She was born Alma V. Weaver on August 30, 1929 in New Philadelphia, Illinois. She was the eldest daughter of Howard M. and Willamae (Ferrell) Weaver of Joetta.  Alma married Bobbie L. Frakes March 22, 1951 in Pochahontas, Arkansas, then traveled to Nashville for a honeymoon at the Grand Ole Opry. He passed away on July 20, 2005.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Beth Ann McGruder; her son, Howard Lee Frakes; one sister, Inez Koeber, and one infant grandson, Robert.

 

Alma is survived by one daughter, Connie (Gary) Lybarger of Monmouth; her grandchildren were the highlight of her life, Erika (Luke) Thomas, Denise (Larry) Green, Krista (Noah) Ulrich, all of Florida, Kaleb McGruder, Jason (Lori) McGruder, Janell McGruder, all of Macomb, Jennifer Wiltermood of Quincy, Willo Shutwell of LaHarpe, Rainie Barnes and Jesse Frakes of Plymouth; 14 great-grandchildren and one brother, Marion (Marylou) Weaver of Joetta.

 

Alma worked her early years as a nanny in Bushnell. After marrying and raising her children she became a CNA and worked at area nursing homes. Her family will be lost without all the great family dinners that she prepared over the years, especially her homemade noodles, pumpkin pies and zucchini brownies.

 

Alma will be missed by many people, she always had a kind word and loving smile for everyone. She truly loved her family.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Jon Keck officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Stoneking Cemetery in Bethel Township.

Memorials may be made to the Alma Frakes Memorial Fund.

 

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

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Dale Eugene Walters, 88, of Bushnell, IL

Dale Eugene Walters, 88, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 12:40 AM on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL, with his family by his side. He was born on October 23, 1930 in Prairie City, IL to Earl and Marie (Haffner) Walters. He married Nadyne Harris on August 27, 1950 in Bushnell, IL; she survives.

 

Also surviving are five children, Cynthia (Gary) Hoyle of Woodstock, GA, Janice Teel of Bushnell, IL, Gary (Jane) Walters of Bushnell, IL, Tonna (Chuck) Weber of Santa Maria, CA, Steve (Kimberly Pierce) Walters of Bushnell, IL; ten grandchildren, Michelle (Jeff) Johnson of Bushnell, IL, Todd (Sandra) Teel of Bushnell, IL, Troy (Christine) Teel of Peoria, IL, Trisha Thurman of Peoria, IL, Kari (Kent) Froebe of Lincoln, IL, Kristine (Dan) Waldinger of Mahomet, IL, Kyle (Lacie) Walters of Adair, IL, Chuck Weber, Chad (Lindsey) Weber, Larry Weber all of Santa Maria, CA; twenty great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Shon Hoyle; one son-in-law, Earl Teel; two brothers; and five sisters.

 

Dale’s favorite job was working as a custodian for the Bushnell-Prairie City School District. After retiring he always held B-PC close to his heart. He also painted almost every house in Bushnell, some of them maybe twice. As a pastime he enjoyed getting away and going to the Casino. He dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Even if he wasn’t able to make it to a sports event, he always listened to them on the radio so he wouldn’t miss anything.

Cremation Rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at the Bushnell Cemetery, with Dennie King officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bushnell Rescue Squad, the B-PC Booster Club, or St. John’s Hospital Hospice Program. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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

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Dorothy Ann (Henness) Wayland age 78, of Colchester, IL.

Dorothy Ann (Henness) Wayland age 78, of Colchester, IL. passed away peacefully Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Hutchinson, KS. surrounded by her family.

 

Dorothy was born on September 26, 1940, in Colchester, IL. the daughter of John William and Lucia Brandt Crocker Henness. She grew up in a small one-room home filled with love, and a place where she and her brothers made many happy memories.  Dorothy attended Colchester High School, where she formed many life long friendships. On September 28, 1956, she married Eugene Augustus Bodenhamer. Together, they raised their 2 sons and 3 daughters.  

 

In her younger years, Dorothy took great joy in bringing up her children. She loved history and was the person who brought her family’s stories to life. She went on to marry her childhood friend, Richard Wayland in 2016. They made their home together in Colchester.  Throughout her life, her happiest days were enjoyed in the presence of her family.  Her final wish was to be returned to Colchester, to be laid to rest among her family, friends and in the community she loved.  Above all, Dorothy was greatly loved and her memory will always be treasured.

 

Surviving family members include her loving husband, Richard (Dick) Wayland; Sons, Troy Bodenhamer, Stephen Bodenhamer and Daughters, Lana VanHorn, Lori Arguelles and Karen Claggett; 9 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Eugene Bodenhamer and two brothers, William and Robert Henness.

 

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 9, 2019, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, IL. Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Sunday September 8, 2019. Memorial is to Colchester Rescue.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Frieda Mae Boyd Prentice, 97, of Macomb

Frieda Mae Boyd Prentice, 97, of Macomb went to be with her Lord and Saviour at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.

 

She was born on February 13, 1922 in St. Mary’s, Illinois to Donald M. and Nancy Mae Coleman Boyd. She married C. Paul Prentice on April 23, 1948 in Macomb. He passed away on July 12, 2012.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Darrell Boyd.

 

Frieda is survived by two daughters, Janice (Randy) Woods of Good Hope and Joyce Prentice of Waialua, Hawaii; three sons, Stan (Phyllis) Prentice of Rushville, Steve (Bev) Prentice of Owasso, Oklahoma and Duane (Joanna) Prentice of McKinney, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren with 1 great-grandchild due in August and one sister, Ruth Walton of Runnels, Iowa.

 

Frieda lived her early life in rural Plymouth. After her marriage she lived in Colchester, Industry and Macomb. She loved gardening, being a farm wife and babysitting. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church where she enjoyed playing the piano when she was younger.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverends Donnie Case and Lyren Haney officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in St. Mary’s.

All are invited back to Wesley Village Community Center following the graveside for a lunch.

Memorials may be made to Wesley Village.

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

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Marilyn Francis Parker, 90, of Bushnell, IL

Marilyn Francis Parker, 90, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 4:02 AM on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the home of her daughter. She was born on April 15, 1929 in Bushnell, IL to Sam D. and Ethel (Samuels) Wenger. She married Bert A. Parker on October 11, 1948 in Hiawatha, KS; he preceded her in death on November 10, 2013.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Doris Smith; and one brother, Clifford Wenger.

 

She is survived by two daughters, Berta (Larry) Raymond of Bushnell, IL, Joy (Don) Hubner of Macomb, IL; four grandchildren, Brittini (Eric) Chapman of Bushnell, IL, Ashlea (Chris) Pflug of Franklin, TN, Michele (Matt) Kline of Mundelein, IL; Michael (Vanessa) Russell of Lompoc, CA; one step-granddaughter, Jenalee (Greg) Bolen of Jupiter, FL; four great-grandchildren, Brice and Bree Chapman, Charlie and William Parker Pflug; three step-great-grandchildren, Brodie, Cooper, and Sloan Bolen; one sister, Donna Gilmore of Canton, IL; and one brother, Larry (Kay) Wenger of London Mills, IL.

 

Marilyn was always a very quiet and reserved person. So much so that when she won Prom Queen in high school, she graciously declined. She was a wonderful housewife and mother above all else. She  absolutely treasured the time she got to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Pastor Brett Fisher will officiate.

 

Interment will be in the Vermont Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program or the Checkrow Church. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com

 

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Robert B. Henness age 76 of Colchester

Robert B. Henness age 76 of Colchester, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019, at  his home in Colchester.  He was born October 23, 1942, in Colchester, to John William and Lucia B. Crocker Henness.  Bob was united in marriage to Neta Stimpson, August 5, 1961, in Colchester, she preceded him in death November 3, 2006.

 

Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Son; Wes (Patty) Henness, Macomb, 1 Daughter: Rosenna (Troy) See, Amarillo, Texas. 6 Grandchildren: Whitley (Tyler) Walters, Brandt (Kayla) Henness, Matthew (Jennifer) See, Elijah (Mary) See, Elizabeth See, Sarah See, 6 Great Grandchildren, 1 Sister: Dorothy (Dick) Wayland, Colchester, 1 Sister in Law: Virgie Henness, along with her family Carol Reedy, Melody Berndt, Mark Henness, Brother In Law: John (Pam) Stimpson and Step Sister: Sharon (David) Otey.

 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 1 Brother: Bill Henness

 

Bob served his country in the National Guard.  As a young man he saved the U.S. Flag from being torn down by a group of people on the lawn of the McDonough County Courthouse.  He was a member of the Colchester First Baptist Church, where he was baptized as a young man.  Bob was a member of the Hancock Gun Club, in Carthage, He enjoyed the point of time in the day when he got to gather with his friends for coffee at Beck’s or the Full Scoop.  Bob was the owner and operator of Bob’s Lawn Service in Colchester.  He previously worked at Ozark Camper Sales and Colchester Nursing Home both in Colchester.  Family meant everything to Bob, he enjoyed family gatherings to eat and visit.  Bob’s greatest love was his family.

 

Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester with Rev. David Haney.  Military services will be conducted at the graveside by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  Friends may view and sign the register book at Jones Mortuary from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday.  Memorial is to Colchester Rescue.

 

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Arleta Mae Sikes, 80, of Macomb, Il

Arleta Mae Sikes, 80, of Macomb, Illinois passed away at 4:40 PM Sunday July 21, 2019 at the Elms Nursing Home. She was born May 23, 1939 In Smithfield, IL to Milo and Pauline (Henderson) McMullen. She married Allen Sikes on September 8, 1957 in Bardolph, Illinois. He survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Tom Sikes of Macomb, IL; Roger Sikes of Macomb, IL; Larry (Teri) Sikes of Macomb, IL; two grandchildren, Cody Allen Sikes and Emily Lynn Sikes; one brother, Larry (Terri) McMullen of Anamosa, IA and two sisters, Alice (Charles) Louko of Elk Grove Village, IL; Helen Snyder of Sullivan, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son James Howard Sikes, two brothers, Marshall and Harold McMullen.

 

Arleta enjoyed collecting dolls and cookbooks. She worked for K-Mart in Macomb for more than 27 years.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday July 26, 2019 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Pastor Gary Elg will officiate. Burial of Ashes will be in the Bardolph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Elms Nursing Home. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com   

 

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Jamie Lee Stroops, 44, of Phoenix, AZ

Jamie Lee Stroops, 44, of Phoenix, AZ passed away Sunday July 14, 2019 at Young Life Assisted Living in Phoenix, AZ. He was born in Macomb, IL on June 23, 1975 to David L. Geer and Debra J. Stroops.

 

He is survived by one daughter Clarissa Valencia-Stroops of Glendale, AZ; his mother Debra (Joe David Greth) Stroops of Phoenix, AZ; grandfather Glen Stroops of Macomb, IL; one uncle, Tom (Laura) Stroops of Bushnell, IL; two aunts, Becky (Gary) Taylor of Avon, IL and Glenda (Clay) Gosnell of Rockford, IL; several nieces and nephews. 

 

He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents David and Gretchen Geer, maternal grandmother Pat Stroops and uncle Steve Geer.

 

Jamie enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He completed his undergraduate from Pepperdine University before graduating from UCLA School of Law. Jamie’s boss from the law firm where he practiced Family Law had this to say; “He never allowed his illness to define him and, to his last days, always was there for his friends with a cheerful message, even after he lost the ability to speak and type. He was one of the most kindhearted, compassionate people you would have ever have the good fortune to meet. He had to deal with more adversity than many of us will ever know, yet never let it show. He was always there for his beautiful daughter Clarissa, his mother Debra, his friends and clients. Jamie's legacy, beyond being a doting and devoted father are the thousands of parents around the world who have children thanks to him” by Andy Vorzimer

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday July 20, 2019 at the Bushnell Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mark Merill officiating. Visitation will be Friday July 19, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Bushnell Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the  Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com

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Dr. William B Bradley of Macomb, Illinois

On the morning of July 11, 2019, Dr. William B Bradley of Macomb, Illinois passed away peacefully after a brief illness.  

 

Bill, as he was known, was born on November 28, 1926 in Rushville, Indiana to Dorothy Bradley (née Easley) and RB Bradley. He was one of six children, who knew him as “Billy.”

 

On May 27, 1953, he married Pearle Poole of Surry, Virginia, and together they raised two sons, Rey (deceased) and Phil, and two daughters, Ann and Cathy.

 

In 1945, Bill graduated from Rushville High School and completed a bachelor and advanced degrees from Indiana University, earning his Doctorate of Physical Education in 1959.  While at Indiana, he joined the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

 

Bill was a standout, multi-sport high school and collegiate student-athlete. He was a member of the Indiana University Big Ten Conference Championship Football Team in 1945 and the All-Big Ten Conference Track Team in 1947. In 1970, he was named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame District 25-F Lions Club Silver Anniversary High School Basketball Team. 

 

From 1950-1952, Bill proudly served in the United States Army on active duty. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1952. He rose to the rank of 1st Lt., M.S.C., and was honorably discharged from the Army Reserve in 1958. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Campaign Star, United Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal after serving six months in Korea.

 

Bill was a dedicated educator at all levels, most notably as a Professor of Physical Education for Men at Western Illinois University from 1970-1993. While at WIU, he served on numerous committees and for 10 years as the Coordinator of the Sports Management Program, one of only four programs of its kind in the country at the time. His students fondly remember him as “Dollar Bill.”  Prior to his tenure at WIU, Bill taught at Virginia State University, Southern University, Indiana University, and Fayetteville State University.

 

Bill coached several sports, serving as the head baseball coach at Virginia State College from 1967-1970 and for the American Legion baseball team in Macomb in the 70’s and 80’s. Two of his players went on to excel in the major leagues and numerous others in collegiate baseball.

 

Nationally, Bill was recognized as a leader in physical education, named to the President’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sports in the 70’s. He was a member of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Committee and the 1972 U.S. Olympic Baseball Committee. He was also a consultant for the National Youth Sports Program.

 

Bill was, of course, best known as an avid golfer and long-time supporter of O.L. Champion Golf Course in Macomb, achieving eight holes-in-one during his golf career. He was a founding member of the golf group known as “The Brothers.”  In retirement, he and Pearle enjoyed winters in Lakeland, Florida, golfing with friends and family.

 

When not on the golf course, Bill enjoyed watching sports in person and on TV (especially Chicago teams), reading crime/detective novels, watching classic TV westerns, and chit-chatting with friends and complete strangers. He was an active community volunteer over the years, serving on numerous Boards and committees including The First Tee program in Macomb.

 

Bill is survived by his wife, Pearle, of Macomb; son, Phil Bradley (Ramona), of Sarasota, FL; daughter, Ann Bradley, of Cheltenham, PA; daughter, Cathy Bradley, of New York, NY; four grandchildren, Megan Rose (Jesse), Curt Bradley (Rebecca), Courtney Tyler (Sheldon), and Angela Bradley; five great-grandchildren (Lola, Kane, Trai, Alayna, and Aiden); and sisters, Louella Goins of Rushville, IN and Joanne Bradley of Chicago, IL.

 

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Where visitation will take place on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations made to the WIU Foundation/Arthur D. and Roselyn Chown Golf Learning Center, noting in memory of the Bill Bradley Memorial Bench Hole #8. Please sign the guest book and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Nedra L. Carle Depoy, 79 of Colchester

Nedra L. Carle Depoy age 79 of Colchester, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.  She was born February 5, 1940, in Plymouth, Illinois, to Alfred A. and Dora F. Bartlett Carle.  Nedra had been united in marriage to William Worster Sr in 1957 in Plymouth, he preceded her in death, she was united in marriage to Bernard O Depoy in Macomb in 1961, he preceded her in death in 1976.

 

Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: Vicky L. Schumpert, Odessa, Texas, Tina L. Slick, East Peoria, 1 Son: William E. (Deena) Worster Jr, Odessa, Texas, 12 Grandchildren: Jennifer Lankford, Jonathan Fitch, Stephanie Schumpert, Todd Worster, Nikki Lambright, Danielle Bennett, William Bennett, Cara Shahan, Mandi Burnett, Amber Duncan, Chris Hill, Jesse Buchanan, 23 Great Grandchildren, Kahali Scott who was Nedra’s darling Great Granddaughter, 1 Sister: Mary (Everett) Chapin, Colchester.

 

Nedra was preceded in death by both husbands, her parents, 1 Grand Daughter: Latasha Lewllyn, 2 Great Grandchildren, and her companion for the last 23 years Robert Neavear.

Nedra loved to travel and see this country, she also enjoyed country music, canning, cooking, baking, being out doors and spending time with her family camping.  The one thing that brought the greatest joy to her life was the time she got to spend with her family..

 

Memorial Service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Reverends Alex and Angie Bryant.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services on Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial is to the family to help with expenses.

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Betty J. Marlow, 83 of Macomb, IL

Betty J. Marlow age 83 of Macomb, formerly of Tennessee, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. 

 She was born November 8, 1935, in Quincy, Illinois to Howard and Pearl Johnson Jarvis.  She was united in marriage December 20, 1953, in Carthage, Illinois to Jasper E. (Speed) Marlow, he preceded her in death on July 10, 2006.

 

Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: Donna (Ron) Wetzel, Colchester, Doris and Eric Scheirer, Greentown, PA., 1 Son In Law: Robert Bisby, Colchester, 6 Grandchildren: Brooklee (Brad) Whitford, Ryan (Amanda) Wetzel, Jennifer (Todd) Westfall, Holly (Nick) Westgerdes, Megan (Brian) Alt, Wesley Scheirer, 11 Great Grandchildren, 5 Brothers: Bennie Jarvis, Kenneth (Barbara) Jarvis, Kail (Mary) Jarvis, Ricky Jarvis, Rex (Debbie) Jarvis, 2 Sisters: Debra (Marty) Decker, Nellie Cameron, and 1 Sister In Law: Kathryn Jarvis.

 

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 Daughter: Dixie Bisby, 2 Brothers: Howard Jarvis, Loren Jarvis and 1 Sister: Rosalie Jarvis.

 

Betty was a member of the Tennessee United Methodist Church, Colchester Methodist Church, Tennessee United Methodist Women, past member of the Rebecca Lodge, she enjoys to read and crochet.  Betty had worked at the Colchester State Bank for 13 years and then retired from First Federal Savings Bank after 19 years.

 

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Jones Mortuary, Colchester, with Rev. Jim Clayton.  Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 12 noon Friday.  Memorials: Macomb Senior Transportation, Lafayette Square Residents Fund, Colchester Methodist Church.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Robert E. Marshall, 77, of Macomb, Illinois

Robert E. Marshall, 77, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 9:35 PM July 11, 2019 at the Lamoine Assisted Living & Memory Care in Macomb, Illinois.

 

He was born Aug. 27, 1941 in Peoria, Illinois to Simpson and Doris (McDonald) Marshall; he married Judy Duffy on December 4, 1965. She survives.

 

Also surviving are a son, Brendan (Michelle) Marshall of Monmouth, Illinois; grandchildren, Austin and Emma Marshall; a sister, Mollee (Vernie) Thomas of Danville, Illinois and nephew’s, John & Nathan Thomas and their families.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Marshall.

He operated Marshall Brothers Oil Company in his early life and went into car sales in 1972 with Royal Pontiac Buick, Kelly Pontiac Buick, and retired from Woodrums Automotive.

 

He was a member of St. Paul Church, and longtime member of the Macomb Country Club. Rob was an avid golfer, tennis player, pitch player.

 

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Tuesday July 16, 2019 at St. Paul’s Church. Father Adam Stimpson will officiate. Visitation will be Monday July 15, from 5-7PM at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home; with recitation of the rosary at 4:30 PM. Cremation will be accorded after the Mass.

 

Burial of ashes will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Contributions to Macomb Country Club or St. Paul’s School. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Sandra Page Lybarger-Kirkpatrick, 76, of Bushnell, IL

Sandra Page Lybarger-Kirkpatrick, 76, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 7:35 PM on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at her residence. She was born on March 31, 1943 in Bushnell, Illinois to Milton and Dorothy Burk-Lybarger.

 

She is survived by her son, Carlton Kirkpatrick and wife Leigha of Las Vegas, NV and three grandchildren, Colin, Sophia, and Christian Kirkpatrick.

 

Sandra was a very strong and loving mother-grandmother. She graduated from Bushnell-Prairie City HS, where she found her passion in athletics which carried into her adult life. Sandra was an avid golfer and a huge basketball & football fan! She was blessed with many close-lifelong friendships and will be missed by many.

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in the Bushnell Mausoleum. Memorial contributions can be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com

 

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Lloyd R. Mason, 76, of Table Grove

Lloyd R. Mason, 76, of Table Grove, formerly of Industry and Good Hope passed away at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his residence.

 

Lloyd was born on May 2, 1943 in Macomb to Lawrence E. and Ruth Simon Mason. He married Beverly DeMott on June 22, 1968 and they were married 51 years and 18 days. She survives.

Also surviving are one sister, Lois Mason of Quincy; brother-in-laws, Roger (Miriam) DeMott of Webster, New York and David (Lauri) DeMott of Ipava; sister-in-laws, Lois Richardson of Temecula, California, Vonetta (Evan) Morgan of Ipava and Marjorie (George) Long of Adair; special nephew, Roger DeMott; special niece, Tiamaris Gordon; several other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his adopted parents, Doris and Ross DeMott, and brother-in-law, Gerald DeMott.

 

Lloyd and Beverly lived in Good Hope and Industry before moving to Table Grove.

Lloyd worked for M&H Auto Supply, Tweed Mummert, Bob Root and later worked for Farm King for 20 years in the tire shop where he was chosen employee of the month in October, 1991.

He loved fast cars and riding his motorcycle.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery. Following the graveside service the family wants to invite everyone back to the Macomb VFW for a meal.

 

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to McDonough District Hospital (MDH) Hospice and Table Grove Fire and Rescue Squad.

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

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Charles Y. Jackson, 95, of Bushnell, IL

Charles Y. Jackson, 95, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 1:35 PM on Monday, July 8, 2019 at his residence with his son and daughter-in-law by his side. He was born on August 6, 1923 in Monroe City, MO to James Richard and Ella Mae (Hills) Jackson. He married Luella Lee Geist on February 19, 1946; she preceded him in death on August 18, 2013.

 

He was also preceded in death by one son, Charles Y. Jackson Jr. and one daughter-in-law, Sue Jackson.

 

He is survived by two sons, Richard “Ed” (Karen) Jackson of Bushnell, IL, Donald (Carolyn) Jackson of Fulton, MO; eight grandchildren, Amber Jackson, Misty Hill, and Steve Jackson all of Texas, Tim (Jennifer) Jackson of Fisher, IL, Philip (Ashley) Jackson of Ft. Worth, TX, Jennifer (Chris) Bordelon of Little Elm, TX, Michael (Chris) Jackson of Collinsville, IL, Jaime Jackson of Fulton, MO; fifteen great-grandchildren, John, Connie, Chasity, Cailsey, Bailey, Hannah, Ella, Lauren, Alyssa, Olivia, Caleb, Lily, Haley, Acaesha, and Alaeyah; and one great-great-grandhchild, Alexander.

 

Charles graduated high school in Monroe City, MO and then went into the military. He served as an Aviation Chief in the Navy during World War II from 1941 until 1945. In 1947 he started working for Burlington Northern Railroad, where he retired in 1985. Charles loved to camp, garden, read, and study the bible. He also loved spending time with his family. He coached little league from 1956 until 1969. After retiring from the railroad, he went to Plant City, FL for the winters. Charles was a member of the Bushnell United Methodist Church, Bushnell VFW Post #1422, and Bushnell Odd Fellows Lodge #322.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Bushnell United Methodist church, with Pastor Dan Lybarger and Pastor Amy Holman officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Bushnell Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bushnell United Methodist Church or the Bushnell Rescue Squad. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com

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Connie Jo Standard, 73 of Macomb, IL

Connie Jo Standard, age 73 passed away peacefully at Courtyard Estates in Bushnell, IL on Sunday July 7th.  She was born on August 4, 1945 to Glenn and Elner (Dawdy) Standard.  

 

She lived on Fisk Street in Macomb next to them most of her life.  In earlier years she was a housekeeper for Edna.  They became friends and Edna moved in. Connie cared for her in her remaining years.  She enjoyed walking her dog Roxie and walking to McDonald’s for a cheeseburger and shake.  She played solitaire and did many word find games. Connie lived a simple and quiet life.

 

Connie is survived by her sister Sherry (Standard) Wayland (Jack) of Macomb, brother Glenn Arlin Standard (Phyllis) of Arizona and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Karen Standard and sister 

Marilyn (Standard) Raymond.  

 

Graveside services will be Burial will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with Chaplin Jordan Knight.  Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Wednesday.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Karen Joy Byers, 75, of LaHarpe, Illinois

Karen Joy Byers, 75, of LaHarpe, Illinois formerly of Ottumwa, Iowa passed away June 30, 2019 at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa.


    She was born on November 20, 1943 in Blandinsville, Illinois the daughter of Loyd L. and Nancy Moore Breiner.


    Joy attended Northwestern High School in Sciota, Illinois. She enjoyed camping, riding horses, crafting, time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandson and shopping, shopping and shopping.


    Survivors include two children, Tina Marie Stajcar of Centerville, Iowa and Todd Byers of Muscatine, Iowa, two grandchildren, Jack (Jaclyn) Stajcar and Lucas (Jaclyn) Stajcar, one great-grandson, Trent, and eight sisters, Dorothy Plank and Pauline Jones of LaHarpe, Charlene Wilson, Lucille (Edward) Luton and Deanna Truelove of Blandinsville, Illinois, Patricia (Lewis) Huston of New Boston, Illinois, Marilyn (Pat) Cahill of Burlington and Jo (Don) Frye of Muscatine, Iowa.


    She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Lloyd “Gene” Breiner and four sisters, Louise Thompson, Thelma Figg, Virginia Kerfoot and Wyvonne Byers.


    A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the LaHarpe Cemetery with Rev. Rick Goettsche officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Deanna Truelove to help with expenses. To leave a condolence please visit her obituary at banksandbeals.com. Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe is assisting the family with arrangements.

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William J. "Billy" Sloop, 42, of Ferris, Illinois

    William J. “Billy” Sloop, 42, of Ferris, Illinois passed away at 9:27 a.m. Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.


    Billy was born on July 28, 1976 in Anchorage, Alaska the son of William Ray “Bill” and Barbara L. Ellefritz Sloop.


    He was a graduate of Carthage High School, Carthage, Illinois. He worked various jobs thoughout his life, including Little Timber Farm, near Carthage. Billie enjoyed playing cards.


    Survivors include, one son, Kevin Oliver of LaHarpe, Illinois, his parents, Bill and Barbara of Ferris, grandmother, Elizabeth Doyle of Ferris, and two sisters, Amy (Chance) Nye of Keokuk, Iowa and Rachel (C.J.) McHugh of Buffalo, Iowa.


    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Arnetta Sloop and Leroy Ellefritz, step-grandfather, James Doyle and one sister, Lonna Sloop.


    Friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Following visitation cremation will be entrusted to Banks & Beals.

 

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Harmony Cemetery, near Bentley, Illinois, with Pastor Ben Ellefritz officiating. A memorial fund has been established to help with expenses.

 

To leave a condolence please visit Billy’s obituary at banksandbeals.com.

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Stanley C. Welsh, 94, of Sciota

Stanley C. Welsh, 94, of Sciota passed away at 8:35 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2019 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.

 

He was born on August 2, 1924 in Sciota to G. Wayne and Nellie B. Curtis Welsh. He married Roberta DeCounter on February 7, 1946 in Sciota. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Mitchell (Sandy) Welsh of Blandinsville; two daughters, Janet (Randy) Hachmeister of Burlington, Iowa and Melinda (Keith Donaldson) Welsh of Blandinsville; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and two on the way; and one brother, Gene (Ann) Welsh of Mitchell, Nebraska.

 

He was preceded by his parents; one daughter, Ellen Welsh Keithley and one brother, Max Welsh.

 

Stanley farmed all of his life. He started up his dairy farm and established a legacy for his family. He enjoyed wintering with Roberta in Ft. Myers where they made many life-long friends.

In his spare time he enjoyed golfing and fishing with his grandkids. RV’ing was also a favorite for he and Roberta. They traveled around the country visiting friends and family.

 

He was a graduate of Good Hope High School. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, member of the former Sciota Christian Church where served as an elder for many years, attended the Blandinsville Christian Church. He was a volunteer fireman for many years.

He was an Army veteran serving during World War II.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Blandinsville Christian Church with Reverend Gordon Blankenship  officiating.

 

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.

 

Everyone is invited back to the church following the burial for a lunch and fellowship.

 

Memorials may be made to the LaMoine Christian Service Camp.

 

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

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Death Notice

David L. Frank age 66 of Blandinsville, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at his home in Blandinsville. Cremation rites have been accorded.  A Celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements.

 

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Wyvonne Elaine Byers, 70 of LaHarpe, IL

Wyvonne Elaine Byers, 70, of LaHarpe, Illinois passed away at 10:35 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa.


    She was born on April 29, 1949 in LaHarpe the daughter of Loyd L. and Nancy Moore Breiner. On April 29, 1966 she married Ike Lavern Byers. He survives.


    Wyvonne enjoyed gardening, painting and crafting. She loved music particularly Elvis. She also enjoyed shopping and going to yard sales. Her greatest love was for her kids,  grandkids, and her best friend and husband, Ike.


    Survivors include her husband, Ike, three children, Troy Byers of Keokuk, Iowa, Michelle (Kelly) Smith of Albia, Iowa and Ike Byers Jr. of LaHarpe, three grandchildren, Olivia (Derik) Bronson, Isaac Smith and Elijah Smith, one great-grandchild, Isaiah Bronson all of Albia and nine sisters, Dorothy Plank, Pauline Jones and Joy Byers all of LaHarpe, Charlene Wilson, Lucille (Edward) Luton and Deanna Truelove of Blandinsville, Illinois, Patricia (Lewis) Huston of New Boston, Illinois, Marilyn (Pat) Cahill of Burlington and Jo (Don) Frye of Muscatine, Iowa.


    Wyvonne was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Lloyd “Gene” Breiner and three sisters, Louise Thompson, Thelma Figg and Virginia Kerfoot.
    A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Bruce Goettsche officiating. A memorial fund has been established. To leave a condolence please visit Wyvonne’s obituary at banksandbeals.com.

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Anna Mae McClintock, 84, of Macomb

Anna Mae McClintock, 84, of Macomb passed away at 12:08 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2019 at Hospice House in Peoria.

 

She was born on May 30, 1935 in Macomb to Frank and Violet Doty Bly. She married Richard “Dick” McClintock on December 25, 1953. He survives.


Also surviving are two sons, Danny (Kathy) McClintock of Douglasville, Pennsylvania and Adam (Cindy) McClintock of Macomb; four grandchildren, Karlee (Tyler) Neiswender of Reading, Pennsylvania, Alexis McClintock of Douglasville, Pennsylvania, Kayla (Derek) Switzer of Des Moines, Iowa and Brittany (Chris) Davila of Gulf Shores, Alabama; two great-grandchildren, Beau Davila and Hannah Switzer and one sister, Millie (Joe) Bainter of Macomb.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and four sisters.

 

Anna lived all of her life in Macomb. She bowled in the Macomb Women’s Bowling League for many years had bowled a 286 as her highest league game. She loved cats, dogs and horses. She was an avid Cubs fan. She also enjoyed doing scratch off lottery tickets and crossword puzzles and the board game, Aggravation.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, Reverend Claudia McCain officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

 

Memorial may be made to the Cancer Fund or the OSF Richard Owens Hospice Home.

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Deborah L. "Deb" Bennett, 59, of Davenport, IA

Deborah L. "Deb" Bennett, 59, of Davenport, IA passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She was born on May 7, 1960 in LaHarpe, IL, the daughter of Mark L. and Mary H. Woods Bennett.

 

Deb moved from LaHarpe at the age of 10 to Burlington, IA and was a 1978 graduate of the Burlington Notre Dame High School. For the past 30 years she had resided in Davenport. She went on to become a registered nurse, graduating from the University of Iowa in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She was a critical care traveling nurse working in several states for 5 years. Deb also became a licensed hearing aid specialist, working with her mother for several years.

 

Deb loved knitting, crochet, sewing, and gardening. She could create almost anything she set her mind to.

 

Survivors include her son Cyrus Bennett of Davenport, mother, Mary (Dean Bassett) Duval of Davenport, brother, David (Joanne) Bennett of Minneapolis, MN, and several aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.

Deb was preceded in death by her father, Mark Bennet, step-father, Floyd Duval, grandparents, Robert and Jessie Bennett, Fred and Elaine Woods, William and Agnes Grainger and Max Dull.

 

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Lee Unger officiating. Burial will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home an hour prior to services. A memorial fund has been established for her son’s college education. Please visit banksandbeals.com to leave a condolence and sign the guest book.

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