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Glenda Faye Sikes

 

Glenda Faye Sikes, 81 of Taylorville, passed away at 11:56 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

 

Glenda was born on February 8, 1935 in Morrisonville, the daughter of Glenn and Gesine Jansen Vanzant. She married Ernie Sikes on June 6, 1952 in Taylorville, and he preceded her in death on August 3, 2001. Glenda was a van driver for the Christian County Senior Center for over 30 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she was active in the ladies’ aid and the choir. She had also served on the Christian County Mental Health Board. In her spare time, Glenda enjoyed sewing, gardening, cooking, and especially spending time with her family & friends.

 

She is survived by her children: Judy (Darrell) Ross of Fillmore; Mike Sikes of Taylorville; Cindy (Lake Lattimore) Sikes of Urbana; grandchildren: Mary Kay Ley, Jennifer Ross, Zack Ross, Crystal Anderson, Lacy Rogers; great grandchildren: Tiffany Ley, Rachael Ley, Ally Phillips, Curtis Phillips, Tanner Ross, Teagann Ross, Trysten Anderson, Gideon Anderson, Sophie Rogers, Grace Rogers, Griffin Rogers, Addilyn Rogers; step-grandchildren: Cyndra Lattimore & Chaundra Lattimore; siblings: Bonnie (Frank) Hornbeck of Taylorville; Nila (Charlie) Koch of Huey; and Dwain (Debbie) Vanzant of Decatur.

 

Along with her husband, Glenda was preceded in death by her parents, daughters: Marcia G. Sikes-Wood, Juanita Gideon, and Janet Sikes, and Joyce Sikes in infancy, as well as one brother: Merle Vanzant.

 

Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m., at McClure Funeral Home. Burial will take place in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Nokomis. Memorials may be made in her honor to: Trinity Lutheran Church, or Christian County Senior Citizens Center. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memories of Glenda or condolences to her family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  

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Priscilla M. Todt

 

Priscilla M. Todt, 77, of Taylorville, died at 8:55 a.m., Thursday, July 14, 2016, at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield. She was born on January 4, 1939, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin the daughter of Earl and Margaret (Detzel) Darrall.  She married Val Gontarek and they later divorced.  Priscilla them married James Bruce Todt and he preceded her in death.  Priscilla was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville.  She had retired from Taylorville Memorial Hospital where she worked in the accounting department.  She continued to stay active at the hospital as a volunteer with the Ladies Auxiliary for many years.  In her free time, she enjoyed reading, especially the Bible, and doing puzzles and crossword puzzles and spending time with her grand-dog “Shame”.

 

She is survived by her sons: Craig J. Gontarek of Taylorville and Gregory Gontarek of Elkhart; sister: Dotty (Jim) Last of Tampa, Florida; niece and nephews: Michael (Pam) Last, Pamela (Jerry) Napp, and Lawrence (Lou Ellen) Last. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bruce Todt and nephew: David Last.

 

A private memorial service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville with Pastor Rodney Blomquist officiating.  McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Memories of Priscilla or condolences to the family may be sent online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  

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Paula S. Everett

 

Paula S. Everett, 65 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 1:37 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on October 20, 1950 in Taylorville, IL the Daughter of Curtis Wingo and Pauline (Smart) Myers. She married Delmar Everett on October 16, 1976 in Missouri and he later preceded her in death on January 18, 2010. Paula owned North Lanes Restaurant and she later worked as a homemaker. 

 

Surviving are her Daughters: Cheryl (Ron) Bond of Normal, IL; Becky (Phillip) Albert of Taylorville, IL; Cindy (Vinny) DeLaCruz of Taylorville, IL; Charlotte (Luis)  DeLaCruz of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Jordan, Brendan, Nicholas, Cory, Alexis, Anastasia, Kiley, Drake; Great-Grandchildren: Corbyn, Aurora and Dawson; Sisters: Karen Wingo, Kay Purkes, Betty McManus; Brothers: Keith Wingo, Terry Wingo. Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, Grandson Devan Everett, Brothers Curtis Wingo, and Marven Wingo.

 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Ryan Whitley officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

 

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Gary J. Hammond

 

Gary J. Hammond, 68 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 7:10 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on May 3, 1948 in Farmington, MO the Son of Leeman and Margaret (Shy) Hammond. He married Brenda Booker on September 13, 1976 in Nashville, IL. He worked as a Bridge builder for Burlington Northern Rail road company and he retired from Precision products in Lincoln. Gary Served in the U.S. Army National Guard for 8 years.

 

Surviving are his Wife: Brenda Hammond of Taylorville, IL; Daughter: Christina Taylor and Companion Randy Edgington of Ashley, IL; Grandchildren: Layssa Taylor of Morrisonville, IL; Lexi Taylor of Morrisonville, IL; Sisters: Karen (Gary) Yarbrough of Centralia, IL; Paula (Paul) Wells of St. Genevieve, MO; Angela Smith of Irvington, IL; Janet Hammond and companion Shawn Stokes of Richview, IL; Brothers: Roger Hammond of Taylorville, IL; Jerry (Tammie) Hammond of Mt. Vernon, IL; Dennis (Becky) Hammond of Centralia, IL; Jeff Hammond of Richview, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Son: Gary J. Hammond Jr.; Brother: Mike Hammond.

 

Visitation will be held on Monday, July 18, 2016 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Joy Assembly in Stonington. Memorial service will be on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Joy Assembly in Stonington with Pastor Tim Moats officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

 

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Donna J. Snyder

Donna J. Snyder, 74 of Taylorville passed away on Monday, July 11, 2016 at 2:38 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She was born on October 25, 1941 in Springfield, IL the Daughter of Dewey and Clara Mae Frye. She married Jerry Snyder on November 28, 1959 in Mississippi. She worked as a homemaker.

 

Surviving are her Daughters: Vicki (Steve) Grundy of Morrisonville, IL; Vanessa Younker of Morton, IL; Grandchildren: Brandon Grundy, Katlyn Grundy, Claire Younker, Gabe Younker; Great Grandchildren: Kessa Stephens, Libby Stephens; Sister: Francis Minton of Armstrong, MO; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents and her two Sons Jeffrey Snyder and Steven Snyder. 

 

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to the wishes of the family C/O Sutton Memorial Home 327 N. Clay St. Taylorville, IL 62568

 

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Phyllis (Kaye) Yoder

 

Phyllis (Kaye) Yoder, 79 of Edinburg passed away at 5:25pm on Sunday, July 10, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  She was born on April 20, 1937 in Boody, the daughter of Dale and Violet Pistorius Bliler.  She married Howard M. Yoder on November 22, 1958 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville.  Kaye graduated from St. John’s School of Nursing and worked as an RN prior to raising her children and farming with her husband.  She was a member of the Taylorville First United Methodist Church and was an avid gardener, amazing cook, an animal lover, and enjoyed being a fan of the Illini.  Most of all, she loved caring for and spending time with her family, who will greatly miss her.

 

Along with her husband Howard, Kaye is survived by her children: Teresa (Kirt Laymon) Brockelsby of Edinburg; John (Sherry) Yoder of Blue Mound; Jeff (Kelly) Yoder of Edinburg; Paul (Dr. Angela) Yoder of Charleston; 10 grandchildren: Katie Brockelsby, Garrett Brockelsby, Aarika (B.J.) May, Julie Yoder, Dr. Monica (Kyle) Ryan, Kyle Yoder, Brian Yoder, Adam Yoder, Ella Yoder, Zachary Yoder; two great grandchildren: Jackson and Hannah May; sister-in-law: Elaine Bliler; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Kaye was preceded in death by her parents, one infant son: James Robert Yoder; her brother: Dr. Marion Bliler, and one son-in-law: Danny Brockelsby.

 

A funeral service will be held at 10am on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Taylorville First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will follow at Grove City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 until 7pm Tuesday at McClure Funeral Home. Memorials may be made in her memory to: First United Methodist Church, or the American Cancer Society.

 

McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Memories of Kaye or condolences to her family may be shared at: www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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Sharon (Goodall) Long Yates

 

Sharon (Goodall) Long Yates, 73 of Jacksonville, IL passed away at Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehab on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 8:40 pm with her loving family by her side. She was born on November 2, 1942 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Herman and Loretta (Vancil) Goodall.  She married Arthur “Jack” Long in Taylorville, IL on July 20, 1963 and they later divorced.

 

She is survived by her daughter: Beth (Brad) White of Jacksonville, IL; sons: Raymond (Misty) Long of Springfield, IL, Jeff Long of Jacksonville, IL; 5 grandsons, 1 granddaughter; 2 great-grandsons, 1 great-granddaughter; ; brother: Dave (Phyllis) Goodall of Taylorville, IL sister: Brenda (Lee) Lanzotti of Taylorville, IL; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Eric Stillwell officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.  Visitation will be from 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. 

 

Memorials may be made to: Lighthouse Apostolic Church, 1224 West Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568; American Kidney Association; or Pancreatic Cancer Fund and will be received by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, IL which is assisting her family with arrangements.

 

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John R. Damarin

John R. Damarin, 91 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. at  Meadow Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylorville, IL. He was born on January 4, 1925 in Mt. Pulaski, IL the Son of Harry and Alene (Mayer) Damarin. He married Jessie Damarin and they were later divorced.  He worked as an IH Dealer in Taylorville for many years.

 

Surviving are his Daughter-in-Law: Diana Damarin of Taylorville, IL; Grandson: John David Damarin of Decatur, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Dillon, Gage, Gabrielle, Jayce and Jayger Damarin; Companion Donna Nichols of Taylorville, IL; Sister: Doris (Rich) Eide of Missouri; Nephew: Larry Damarin. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Son: John Eldon Damarin, Brother: Virgil Damarin.

 

There will be no visitation and there will be a Graveside service at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville, IL at a later date.

 

]Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Richard E. Stuart

 

Richard E. Stuart, 80 of Mechanicsburg passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 2:46 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born March 17, 1936 in Bolivia, IL the Son of Raymond E. and Geraldine (Ealey) Stuart. He married Shirley Ann Ward on August 30, 1957 in Mt. Auburn and she later preceded him in death on October 5, 1985. He was a retired Carpenter for local 16 for 38 years.

 

Surviving are his Daughters: Debra Lehman of Decatur, IL; Sons: Richard L. (Jennifer) Stuart of Glenarm, IL; Daniel (Amy) Stuart of Edinburg, IL; Grandchildren: Joshua, Levi Lehman, Lindsey Newingham, Jacob L. Stuart, Jenni M. Stuart, Eden L. Stuart, Kyle Stuart, Paige Stuart, Emma Stuart; Great-Grandchildren: Madison Stuart, McKayla Stuart, Adam Stuart, Trenton and Garrett Lehman, Lawson and Sawyer Lehman, Olivia Weatherford, and Avery Newingham; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wife, Sister: Jerry Lou Stuart and his Brother: Raymond L. Stuart. 

 

Visitation will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10:00-12:00 Noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 12:00 Noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Randy Meador Officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to Memorial Home Services Hospice 720 N. Bond St. Springfield, IL 62702

 

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Richard Wayne "Bear" Hughes

 

Richard Wayne “Bear” Hughes, 67 of Taylorville passed away at 10:09A.M. on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born on June 13, 1949 in Taylorville, the son of Thomas J. and Beatrice M. Turpin Hughes.  Mr. Hughes proudly served his country during the Vietnam War with the United States Air Force.  He was a skilled mechanic and was passionate about working on cars and motorcycles.  Richard operated his own shop and was well known for his automotive repair skills.  He enjoyed traveling, karaoke, and spending time with his family. 

 

He is survived by his children: Shannon Hughes (Gustavo Navarro), Shawna Holsonback (John), and John Wayne Hughes all of Corpus Christi, Texas; grandchildren: Halle C. Navarro, Kayla Holsonback, and Dylan Hughes; Sisters: Gloria Bobbie (Gill) of Plattsburg, New York, and Laura King (David) of Kincaid.  He was preceded in death by his parents; brother: Bobby Schmelzer, and grandson: Tyler Hughes.

 

A graveside service and inurnment with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Riverton.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements.  Memories of Richard or condolences to the family may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

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James Edward Boils

 

James Edward Boils, 73, of Taylorville, died at 3:57 a.m., Monday, July 4, 2016, at Meadow Manor Nursing Home.

 

James was born on April 20, 1943 in New Castle, IN, the son of Claude and Frances (Stroud) Boils. He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church in Taylorville. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and watching the Cardinals play.

 

Surviving are his wife, Sandra (Mills) Boils of Taylorville, one son: Joseph Boils of Taylorville, and one granddaughter: Claudia Boils, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters: Wanda Locke, Eileen Thomas, and Jamie Craig, and nephew: Mike Locke.

 

There will be no services. McClure Funeral Home & Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memories of Mr. Boils or condolences to his family may be sent online at: www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  

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Glenn Brown

 

Glenn Brown, 79 of Taylorville passed away on Friday, July 1, 2016 at 1:25 p.m. at Prarie Rose Health Care Center in Pana. He was born on December 13, 1936 in Moweaqua, IL the Son of Charles and Alice (Hays) Brown. He married Judy Tirey on July 10, 1963 in Taylorville, IL.  He worked for Don Wright Plumbing and heating in Moweaqua.

 

Surviving are his Wife: Judy Brown of Taylorville, IL; Daughters: Amber Brown of Taylorville, IL, Tammy (Jeff) Chandler of Missouri; Sons: Billy Brown and Companion Veronica of Taylorville, IL, Derrick Brown of Taylorville, IL; Grandchildren: Sierra Brown of Taylorville, IL; Jacklin Brown of Taylorville, IL; Alissa Brown of Taylorville, IL; Great-Grandchildren: Joseph Staab, Merdith Staab, Gabe Staab all of Missouri; Brother: James Brown; Nieces, Nephews and Cousins: Several. He is preceded in death by his Parents, Children Glenn Brown and Laurie K. Brown.

 

There will be no services and inurnment will be held at a later date.

 

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Kenneth C. Kettelkamp

 

Kenneth C. Kettelkamp, 79, of Nokomis, passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 1:24 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. He was born on October 19, 1932 in Nokomis, IL the Son of Edger and Freida (Schneider) Kettelkamp. He married Aleta L. Beaty on  March 4, 1962 at South Fork United Methodist Church in rural Nokomis. He was a retired prison Guard at Hillsboro Correctional center and a farmer. 

 

He is survived by his Wife: Aleta Kettelkamp of Nokomis, Son: Carl (Lori) Kettelkamp of Nokomis, IL; Alan (Lori) Kettelkamp of Norman, OK; David (Kiana) Kettelkamp of Springfield, IL; Grandchildren Leanne (Kyle) Gehrs, Amanda Kettelkamp, Britton Kettelkamp, Erica Kettelkamp, Destiny Kettelkamp, Chris Kettelkamp, Clayton Kettelkamp, Jay Kettelkamp, Oscar Kettelkamp, Sophia Kettelkamp, Marco and Susu; Great-grandchildren: Keegan and Brayson. Sisters: Frances Pray of Coffeen, IL and Marilyn Bauman of Nokomis, IL Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Daughter: Donna Kettelkamp, Granddaughter Jessica Kettelkamp, Sister Georgia Janssen, Brother-in-Laws: Dale Janssen, Paul Bauman and Dwight Pray.

 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at South Fork United Methodist Church in Rural Nokomis. Burial will be in Kettelkamp Cemetery in Rural Nokomis, IL with military graveside honors. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 5, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis.

 

Sutton Funeral Home in Nokomis is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

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Velma R. Calvert

 

Velma R. Calvert, 92 of Taylorville passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 12:20 a.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on September 30, 1923 in Mc Daniels, KY the Daughter of Ira Delphus and Leora Maude (Wilson) Stone. She married Ralph Calvert on October 12, 1957 in Taylorville, IL.  She worked as a waitress at Kings Café, 48 Café and Bills Toasty. She was also a nurse’s aid at St. Vincent Hospital in Taylorville, IL. She graduated from Taylorville High school in 1942; Velma was a wonderful mother who made great sacrifices to care for her children. She had a sharp wit and lovely sense of humor. She was a faithful member of the Taylorville congregation of Jehovah’s witnesses. Velma loved reading her bible and looked forward to its promise of the resurrection of dead loved ones into restored earthly paradise. She devoted much time to sharing her bible based hopes with others. Her endurance despite many hardships and loyal love will be greatly missed. 

 

Surviving are her Husband Ralph of Taylorville; Daughter: Bonnie Uptain of Little Rock, AR; Sons: Jim C. Wingo of Taylorville and William (Talya) Calvert of Clinton; Grandchildren: Kevin and Jon Wingo, and Missi Sullivan, Christy Leach, Quinnie, Zayin, and Emerald Calvert; Five Great-Grandchildren; two Great-Great-Granddaughters; Sister: Coralie Beard of Mt. Sterling, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Daughter: Vicki, Grandson: Jackie Wingo; and three Brothers: Alton, James and Gordon Stone.

 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Taylorville.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses with David Patterson Officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

 

Memorials may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 3540 Lincoln Tr. Taylorville, IL 62568

 

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Bernard Wayne Moss Sr

 

Bernard Wayne Moss Sr. Bernard was born November 10, 1927 in Decatur, IL the son of Wayne D. and Doris M. (Dalluge) Moss. He married Patricia L. Galbraith on September 4, 1970. He was a lifetime farmer in the Moweaqua area and worked for several years at A.E. Staley’s in Decatur. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict serving in the Army mostly in Korea. Bernard was a wonderful husband and father who loved his family dearly and he was dearly loved in return. He was happy and satisfied with his accomplishments in life. 

 

He is survived by his Wife Patricia; Son, Bernard Wayne Moss Jr. (Wife Hilary) of Rochester, IL; Daughters: Brenda Oliver of Rock Island, IL; Linda Moss of Iowa City, IA; Step Daughter: Cheryl Lawrence- Prather (Husband Richard) of Springfield, IL: Step-Daughter-in-Law: Cindy Blair of Edinburg, IL; Grandchildren: Kiley, Kelsey, and Zachary Moss of Washington State. Eli and Cody Moss of Rochester, IL; Tricia Lane (Seeman) of Fairbury, IL; Amber Howet (Husband Josh), Sean Nelson (Wife Angie) all of Milan, IL; B. Ryan Blair, Mandy Getz both of Edinburg,IL. Great-Grandchildren: Aiden, Landyn and Chloe all of Milan, IL; Karson and Keegan Getz of Edinburg, IL; Brianna Seeman of Fairbury, IL; Brylynn Blair of Edinburg, IL. Sister: Joyce Donovan (Husband Tim) of Decatur, IL; Several Nieces and Nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents, one Brother Lee Moss, Step-Son: E Bryan Blair and Great-Grandson: Nicholas Seeman. 

 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Interment will be held at Old Stonington Cemetery in Stonington, IL with military graveside honors.

 

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Carole Ann (Brown) Taylor

 

Carole Ann (Brown) Taylor, 81, passed away, peacefully, surrounded by family, at her home of fifty two years, at 2:22 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016.

 

Born October 19, 1934 to Ross and Edna (Yocom) Brown in Decatur, IL, she grew up in Stonington, graduating in 1953 from Stonington High School.

 

She married Norman Eugene Taylor, her high school sweetheart, there, on July 15, 1956 and shared nearly forty years of marriage before his death on May 3, 1996.  They moved to Rosewood Heights in 1963 as Norman, a physician specializing in family medicine, joined a newly established primary care practice.

 

Carole lived a life of joy and service to her community.    Carole was a dedicated member of St. Paul United Methodist Church for fifty three years, and served in many volunteer capacities, most recently as the Chair of the Memorials Committee.  She was actively involved in the Alton Christan Woman's Club, serving as the Chairperson of this local chapter of Stonecroft Ministries at the time of her death.  She was a member of the Illinois State Medical Society Alliance (ISMSA) for fifty six years and serviced on its board for twenty-five years; she served four terms as the President of the Madison County Medical Alliance.  She was a Girl Scout Leader; Cub Scout Den Mother; and a secretary of Job Daughters-Bethel 88.  In later years, she lovingly supported her grandchildren in sports and other pursuits.

 

Carole's warm hospitality and generosity made her home a destination for the friends of her children and all she met.  She hosted visiting missionaries and speakers; Bible study groups; Rotary Club holiday parties; and the occasional fish fry.  She loved to entertain guests and her dining room hosted many family dinners and gatherings.

 

Carole is survived by her four children, Jill (Taylor) Sullivan and william Sullivan of Hudson, MA; Judy (Taylor) Woods and Steve Woods of Alton; Jim and Karen (Wade) Taylor of Edwardsville; Jennifer (Taylor) Fix and Robert Fix of Burleson, TX; as well as by five beloved granddaughters, Mallory (Taylor) Sidarous and Matt Sidarous of Edwardsville, Vanessa (Taylor) Paradee and Steven Paradee of Edwardsville, Katelyn (Woods) Profancik and Nick Profancik of St. Louis, Erin Woods of Alton, Juliana Sullivan of Hudson, MA; step-grandchildren, Angela Fix of Chuluota, FL, Jill (Fix) Sucha and Tim of Crowley, TX; she is blessed with four great-grandchildren, Isaac and Leah Sidarous, Elaina and Taylor Paradee; step- great-grandson, Matthew Fix; brother, Gary Brown and Carol (McKinney) of Taylorville; sister-in-law, Jeannie (Taylor) Klay and Roy Klay of Wayne, MI; nieces, Cheryl (Klay) Walsh of Howell, MI, Diane (Brown) Reid of Taylorville; nephews, Kris Klay of Gaylord, MI, Doug Brown and Gary Ross Brown of Taylorville; and many great nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Eugene Taylor, MD; parents, Ross and Edna Brown; and in-laws, Charles and Virginia Taylor.

 

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Rosewood heights, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 29.  Pastor Daryl Fansler will officiate.

 

Burial will be in Woodland Hill Cemetery in East Alton.

 

Memorials may be made to St. Paul United Methodist Church, Rosewood Heights.

 

Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.

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Linzy Adair Michael

 

Linzy Adair Michael, age 46

 

Linzy Adair Michael, of Nokomis, Illinois, passed away at 11:59 PM - Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at his home.

 

 Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM – Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, Illinois.  Burial will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery in Elliottstown, Illinois.  Visitation will be held 1 hour before the service.  In loving memory of the Linzy, memorials may be made to the family.  The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com

 

 

Linzy was born on September 2, 1969, in Pana, Illinois, the son of Herschel Woody and Francis Anita (Adair) Michael.  He graduated from Nokomis High School in 1988, and earned his business management degree from Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. Linzy was a farmer, owned Michael Family pressure washing, and worked for Aumann Auction, Inc. for the last 12 years.  He also bought and sold farm equipment.

 

Linzy attended Grace Baptist Church and was a member of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau.  He loved going to auctions to find new treasures and spending time with his children.

Linzy is survived by:        

    

Fiancé – Sonia Davis of Nokomis, Illinois                                                                                   Children – Jessi Michael, age 9, Haily Michael, age 8, Roy Michael, age 6, and a son expected to be born on October 16, 2016.                                                                                                     Brothers – Dennis Michael of Tallahassee, Florida, Herschel W. Michael, Jr. of Jacksonville, Illinois, and Lyle Michael of Nokomis, Illinois.                                                                                 Sisters – Amy Kennedy of Greenville, Illinois, Annette Michael – Jefferson of Springfield, Illinois, Lilyen Masscellino of Buffalo, New York, and Theta Vick of Palmer, Texas.

Linzy was preceded in death by his parents.

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Ralph E. Harrison

 

Ralph Edward Harrison, 83 of Tucson, AZ formerly of Taylorville passed away on Friday, June 17, 2016 in Dallas, TX.

 

He was born on August 30, 1932 at Mount Eagle, TN the youngest son of James Clyde and Adeline (Morton) Harrison. His family later moved to Stonington where he graduated from Taylorville High School in 1950. He then attended Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. After college he joined the Marines where he was a Corporal in the First Marine Division of the 11th Battalion in the Korean War.

 

After returning from the war, Ralph met and married Janice Jane Johnson on December 30, 1954. He and his family lived in Taylorville where he operated his family business, Harrison Motor Sales until selling the business and retiring in 1995 to Tucson, AZ to continue to perfect his golf game.

 

After the passing of his wife in 2002, Ralph continued traveling around the United States in his motor home. He was later joined by his longtime companion Myra Joy Turner of Dallas, TX. He became a campground host at Custer State Park in South Dakota until 2014.

 

Survivors include: Daughter, Samantha (Duane) McBeath of Gilbert, AZ; Sons, Aaron (Tara) Harrison of Brighton, CO and Bruce (Heather) Harrison of Marana, AZ; Grandchildren, Madison and Sydney McBeath and Raegan and Kaden Harrison;

 

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Wife, Janice, Son, Ralphie Jr., Siblings, Jimmy, Billy and Betty.

 

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial with military funeral honors will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the Ralph Harrison Family Scholarship Fund at the First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Walnut Street, Taylorville, IL 62568 or Taylorville VFW Post #4495, 515 West Avenue, Taylorville, IL 62568.

 

Condolences to his family may be left at www.perfettifuneralhome.com

 

Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.

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