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8/3/2015 11:44:41 AM
The Taylorville Fire Department responded to a fire on the exterior of an apartment building at 2215 West Spresser Street on Sunday afternoon shortly before 4:00 p.m. When firefighters arrived, the fire was on the exterior part of the apartment building. According to Assistant Fire Chief, Andy Goodall, the fire never got into the interior part of the structure and was controlled in about 10 minu...read more
Obituaries
Shermaine “Sheri” Brady, 76, of Taylorville, IL, died at 7:40 pm Friday, July 31, 2015 at Taylorville Care Center. She was born August 31, 1938 in Livingston, Montana, the daughter of Sherman and Louella Thomas Culberson. On December 21, 1963 she married David M. Brady in Gainesville, Texas. Sheri was a homemaker. Surviving are her children: Mark Brady of Taylorville, Mary Mundhenke ...read more
Mrs. Lorraine R. Carmichael, 91, of Jeisyville, IL passed away at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at home.She was born in Jeisyville, IL October 28, 1923 the daughter of Chester and Rosa (Stephens) Basil.  Lorraine married Bernard Joseph Graham March 30, 1940 in St. Charles, MO.  He preceded her in death March 25, 1949.  She later married Gordon Carmichael July 5, 1950 and he prece...read more
Anne Swigert, 81, of Stonington, IL died at 6:20 am Friday, July 24, 2015 at her home. She was born May 29, 1934 in Decatur, IL the daughter of Dr. Francis L. and Alice Leota Rand Puckett. On July 20, 1952 she married Lyle C. Swigert in Stonington. Anne was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Stonington and the Alter and Rosary Society. She loved going to Casinos and the boats. Surviving...read more
Donald Victor Beetem, 78 of Taylorville formerly of Ortonville, MN and Fox Lake, IL passed away at 3:14 AM on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at his home. He was born on September 8, 1936 at Revillo, SD the son of Thomas Francis and Hazel (Bruner) Beetem. He married Betty Lou Bernice Mauch on June 6, 1959 at Beardsley, MN.. They recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. Donald was preceded in d...read more
Leah Christine (Daykin) (Spurling) Brooks, 99, of Taylorville, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 11:31 a.m. at Taylorville Estates in Taylorville, IL. She was born July 10, 1916, in Taylorville and was a lifelong resident of the city. Christine was the daughter of William and Nellie Elizabeth (McClughan) Daykin. She married S.F. "Fritz" Spurling on January 20, 1939, in Taylorville,...read more

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