12/6/2013 6:44:49 AM
There are a number of Angel Tree programs for children at this time of year, and now there is one to benefit Senior Citizens as well. Jerry Mahr, Director of the Christian County Senior Citizens Center says they are looking for seniors in need:
The Christian County Senior Center is at the corner of Adams and Shumway streets in Taylorville...read more
Trela M. Virden, 80, of Taylorville, passed away on December 4, 2013 at 4:35 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on October 27, 1933 in Macon Co., IL; the daughter of Guy and Telitha Ann (Sutton) Crickman. She married Gilbert L. Virden in 1952, they later divorced. She was a retired waitress and a bartender. She was the owner and operator of the Corner Pocket Restauran...read more
Mrs. Shirley Jean Leaderbrand, 75, of Morrisonville, IL formerly of Kincaid, IL passed away at 9:43 am Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at home.
She was born in Jacks Fork, MO March 14, 1938 the daughter of John Franklin Howard of Litchfield, IL and Dolores Edgar of St. Charles, MO.
Shirley married Harold Leaderbrand on June 23, 1952 in Jefferson City, MO.
Mrs. Leaderbrand was a member of Kincaid Bapt...read more
Beverly Diane (Oyler) Taylor-Groff, 66, of Taylorville entered her Heavenly home at 8:24 am Tuesday, December 3 at her residence.
She was born March 1, 1947 in Taylorville the daughter of Loren and Louise Smith Oyler. On February 13, 1971 she married William “Bill” Taylor in Springfield, IL and he preceded her in death on April 25, 1995. Beverly then married Gary L. Groff on May 23, 1...read more
Mary Jane (Bates) Martin, 87, of Witt, IL, passed away on December 1, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on September 2, 1926 in Taylorville, IL; the daughter of Edward and Nelllie (Simpson) Bates. She was married to Glenn W. Martin on March 29, 1949 at the Buckeye Methodist Church in Owaneco, IL. He preceded her in passing on March 11, 1994. She was ...read more
Dwight Eugene Pray, 94, of Coffeen, IL, passed away on November 30, 2013 at 11:57 a.m. at his residence in Coffeen, IL. He was born on August 21, 1919 in Rosamond, IL; the son of Hardin and Grace (Beattie) Pray. He was married to Frances Kettelkamp on February 1, 1948 in the South Fork United Methodist Church in rural Nokomis, IL. He was a retired dairy farmer. He raised beef cattle and was a craf...read more