Obituaries

Richard Duane Ambrose

published 10/16/2021
Richard Duane Ambrose, 77, of Effingham passed away peacefully at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021, at his home. He was born on March 6, 1944, in Champaign, Illinois, the son of Richard and Lois “Lucille” (Millage) Ambrose. Richard Duane went to seminary at the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, and received his Master of Divinity Theology.  He received his Bachelor’s from Olivet College in Bourbonnais, Illinois. He worked as a minister for 46+ years and officially ...

Thomas R. Wright

published 10/16/2021
Pastor Tom R. Wright, 81, of Joy, IL went to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at his home in Joy.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, October 21, at First United Methodist Church, Geneseo.  Rev. Dr. Christopher Ritter will officiate.  You may also view the funeral on the church’s Facebook page.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 4 – 7 p.m. at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, ...

John W. Byrne

published 10/12/2021
John W. Byrne, 92, formerly of Roanoke, IL passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka. He was born on October 23, 1928, in Pontiac, IL to Ira and Vera Rittenhouse Byrne.  He married Letha Garretson on May 8, 1949, in Graymont, IL.  She survives. Also surviving are his five children, Linda (John) Blossom; Denise Byrne; Peggy (Allan) Scheirer; Mike (Sherry) Byrne; and Jeff Byrne; six grandchildren, Tim (Jill) Scheirer; Andy Scheirer; Rachael (Nick) Scott; ...

Vesta Lucille Morgan

published 10/5/2021
Vesta Lucille Morgan, 103, of Paris, Illinois, formerly of Westfield, Illinois, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at her residence. She was a devoted homemaker and minister’s wife. She was born September 12, 1918, in St. James, Missouri, the daughter of the late Elmer and Elizabeth Harriett (Geisler) Grayson. She married the Rev. Allen David Morgan on May 17, 1934, in St. Louis, Missouri. He preceded her in death on December 7, 1980. Survivors include five children, Harriett ...

Barbara Sue Pomeroy

published 9/30/2021
Barbara Sue Pomeroy, 65, of Toulon, formerly of Knox, IN, was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She left this world peacefully at 4:08 a.m. Thursday, September 30, 2021 at her home. Barbara was born on February 16, 1956 in Eureka, SD, the daughter of Norval and Esther (Bratton) Wixom. She married Leon Pomeroy on August 27, 1977 in Caldwell, ID; he survives. Also surviving six children, Jared Pomeroy of El Paso, TX, Joshua Pomeroy of Hartland, MI, Justin (Jana) Pomeroy of ...

Mary Ellen Peabody

published 9/26/2021
Mary Ellen Peabody, 94, of Pontiac IL passed peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, at Evenglow Lodge, Pontiac, IL. She was born Sept. 11, 1927, in rural Carman, IL, the daughter of Charles Walter & Marguerite Ellen (Vaughan) Howell. She was raised in Yates City, IL, where she graduated from high school and on Nov. 30, 1945, married Gordon Duaine Peabody. They raised a family of six children on Illinois farms for 25 years at Altona, La Prairie Center and West Jersey until Gordon and Mary Ellen ...

Anna Jean Rhodes

published 9/8/2021
Anna Jean Rhodes, age 92, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 2:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Aperion Care in St. Elmo, Illinois.  Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 13, 2021 at the First United Methodist Church in St. Elmo, Illinois with a one-hour viewing prior to the service.  Pastor Dan Laack will be officiating.  Burial will be at Maplewood Cemetery in St. Elmo, Illinois. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 2021 at First United ...

Charles Don Ferrill

published 9/7/2021
IGRC retired pastor, the Rev. Charles Don Ferrill, 90, died  Sept. 7 in Clinton. Rev. Ferrill served 41 years in the former Central Illinois Conference, retiring in 1997 from Danville: St. James. In retirement, he served six years at Weldon. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 11 at Clinton UMC, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Condolences may be sent to his wife, Helen F. Ferrill, 28 Beech Dr., Clinton, IL  61727-2406.

C. W. “Butch” Reneker, Jr.

published 9/2/2021
Rev. Clarence Woodrow Reneker, Jr., 74, of Louisville passed away at 9:47 a.m. Thursday, September 2, 2021 at the Clay County Hospital, in Flora. Clarence Reneker Jr. was born in Camp Hill, PA only son of Clarence and Pearl Reneker. He was called Butch by everyone While in school he enjoyed history and excelled in wrestling. Upon graduating from high school, Butch entered into military service by joining the United States Air Force. After basic training, he was stationed at Pease AFB, N.H. ...

Henry J. Mauschbaugh

published 9/2/2021
Henry J. Mauschbaugh passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021, at Snyder Village in Metamora. He was born to William J. and Martha Bailey Mauschbaugh on August 15, 1926, in East Peoria. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Martha, Ruth, Margaret, William, Mary, Betty Jane, Roland and Jacqueline. Henry is survived by his wife, Norene; children, Scott (Sherry), Laurie and Leann Stiles (Robert); 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Henry graduated from East Peoria High ...

Raymond P. Harrison

published 9/1/2021
Raymond P. Harrison, age 81, of Chillicothe, passed away on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria from complications from Covid Pneumonia. Ray was born on July 12, 1940 in Cook County, IL to Raymond W. and Loretta M. (Peters) Harrison.  He married Jane Horaney on June 27, 1964 in Streator, IL. Surviving are his wife, Jane; his children, Amy (Erik) Black of Chillicothe and Aaron Harrison of Chillicothe; his former daughter-in-law, Christina Ketcham of Chicago; two ...

Scott McMurray

published 8/20/2021
Scott McMurray, age 67, passed away August 20, 2021, in Waukesha WI. Born in Peoria, IL, he was the son of Lou and Barbara McMurray. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1976, Master of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary in 1979, and Doctor of Ministry at McCormick Theological Seminary in 1991. He will be remembered for his 40 years of service and dedication working as a United Methodist clergyman at various Churches throughout the Illinois and Wisconsin...

Ellen Craig

published 8/5/2021
Ellen passed peacefully on August 5, 2021, at age 68, after a courageous 30 year fight with breast cancer. She loved life and lived it on her terms. She loved music, art, dancing and had a never ending thirst for knowledge, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art & Music Education and two Masters Degrees. Ellen was a warm outgoing person. She loved to make new friends. She enjoyed hearing about the families of the nurses and lab techs at the Froedtert Cancer Center, and they all loved having ...

Margaret McCoy

published 8/2/2021
Margaret Virine McCoy, 90, widow of the Rev. Ophilius McCoy, died Aug. 2 in Springfield.   The McCoys served 17 years in active ministry in the former Central Illinois and later, Illinois Great Rivers Conference, retiring from Charleston: Otterbein in 1994. He died Feb. 14, 2017.   Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, Aug. 12 at Ruby Funeral Home in Springfield. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.   For a complete obituary, ...

Kenneth Gilley

published 7/30/2021
Kenneth Roy Gilley, 82, of Martinsville, Illinois completed his earthly journey at 6:30 a.m. July 30, 2021, at Union Hospital with his wife and family at his side. Roy was a man of many interests from collecting and recycling pop cans to removing gold pieces from old computers to cutting and skinning a side of beef. When his hand got tired, he would switch hands and continue his work. He could root a rose cutting under a mason jar or nurse a sick or injured pet back to health with a little bag ...

Rhea Kenyon

published 7/30/2021
Rhea Kenyon, 95, widow of the Rev. Irving Hick Kenyon, died July 30 in Springfield.   The Kenyons served 31 years of active ministry in the former Central Illinois Conference, retiring in 1984 from the Pioneer Parish (Brooklyn-Alexander-Asbury-Bluff Springs-Meredosia) in 1984. Rev. Kenyon died July 27, 1990.   There will be no funeral service. Boardman Smith Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of arrangements where a full obituary will be posted at a later date.   Condolences may be sent to...

Shirley J. Stanfield Wheeler

published 7/17/2021
Shirley J. Stanfield Wheeler, 91, of Frankfort, IN., formerly of Champaign, IL, died at 12:02a.m. Saturday (July 17, 2021) at Wesley Manor in Frankfort, IN.  She was born September 29, 1929, in Coles County, IL, daughter of Speed Steven Stanfield and Lottie Pearcy Stanfield. She married Charles Richard Wheeler in 1947.  Shirley was an active partner in ministry with her husband teaching Youth Group and Sunday school, a dedicated mother and an active leader in United Methodist Women. She shared ...

Peggy Marie Simon

published 7/8/2021
Peggy Marie Simon died in Missoula, Montana, on July 8, 2021, surrounded by her husband, Gene, and sons, Chris and Paul. Peggy was born in Niles, Michigan, on April 7, 1943. She had three sisters and grew up in Chatsworth, Illinois. Peggy earned a BA in Elementary and Special Education from Illinois State University. She also earned a Master's of Education degree from Western Illinois University. While in college, she met Gene and it was love at first sight for both. They were married for 59 ...

Emma Lutes Smith

published 7/5/2021
Emma Lutes Smith, 100, died at 4:05 am on July 5, 2021 at The Glenwood Assisted Living Center in Effingham. She is survived by two sons, Charlie Smith of Nashville TN, and John (Susan) Smith of Carbondale; two daughters, Kaye (Terry) Kimpling and Deb (Gary) Gregory both of Effingham; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; and brother Carl Lutes of Carbondale. In addition to her parents and husband of 57 years, she was preceded in death by her son David ...

Kathleen Keller

published 7/3/2021
Kathleen L. Keller, 72, of Pekin, passed away at 3:58 a.m. Saturday, July 3, 2021 at her home. Born June 10, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan to Calvin and Vivaleen (Potts) Landrum, she married Rev. Dr. Curt D. Keller on October 29, 1983 in Neoga. He survives. Also surviving is her son, Christopher Keller of Millersville, Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Geoffrey Keller on September 9, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. Kathy was a graduate of Carson-Newman University in ...

Karol Brown

published 6/24/2021
Karol S. Brown, 84, of McLeansboro, died at 3:25 a.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at her residence. She was born on Sept. 18, 1936, in Highlandville, Missouri, the daughter of Robert E. and Jenice (Spiess) Lawson. She married Richard G. "Dick" Brown on Oct. 12, 1961, in Kansas City, Missouri, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 2008. Mrs. Brown is survived by a son, George A. "Drew" Brown of McLeansboro; a daughter, Jennilyn M. Orpurt of New Harmony, Indiana; four grandchildren; two ...

Floyd R. Stradley

published 6/15/2021
 The Rev. Dr. Floyd R. Stradley, an ordained United Methodist minister, went to be with our heavenly Father on June 15, 2021. He was born Sept. 30, 1933, in Arkansas, and grew up in Decatur, where his parents moved soon after his birth. Floyd married Donna Hiser on June 22, 1957, at First E.U.B. Church, Decatur. A homemaker, Donna was always beside him from the time they began dating in college through a marriage of almost 64 years. Floyd graduated from Millikin University in 1955 and the ...

Wanda L. Holliday

published 6/11/2021
Wanda L. Holliday, 85, Oblong, IL went to be with her Lord and Master on Friday June 11, 2021, at the Cobblestone Crossing Health Campus in Terre Haute, IN where she had been residing for the last few years. She was born on July 14, 1935, in Herrin, IL the daughter of Elvia Floyd and Velma Cleopha (Coffer) Walker. On January 15, 1955, she married the love of her life, Harold Harding Holliday, who preceded her in death on August 26, 2010. Wanda was a sales associate at Buehler Foods in ...

Jon Cockrel

published 6/8/2021
Rev. Jon Edward Cockrel, 79, of Metropolis, went peacefully into the arms of his Lord on June 8, 2021, at the Ray & Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, from complications following a stroke. Jon was born on November 20, 1941, in Metropolis, the son of Wayne and Mary Ethel (Call) Cockrel. He married Betty Jean Brenningmeyer on September 3, 1960, at the Joppa United Methodist Church. Jon is survived by his wife; his son Timothy (Beth) Cockrel of Bremerton, WA; his daughter Jill (Matthew) ...

Robert D. Mushrush

published 5/26/2021
Rev. Robert, "Bob," D. Mushrush, 86, of Peoria, passed away at 2:24 pm, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.  On March 22, 1935, Bob was born in Claremont, IL, the son of Howard and Nola Mae Adamson Mushrush. He married Joanne Wiseman on June 13, 1954, in Bellmont, IL; she survives.  Throughout his entire life, Bob dearly loved and remained proud of his family, including four children, Kenton Mushrush of Peoria, IL; Kirk (Linda) Mushrush of Dyersville, IA; Kia ...

Marvin Bennett

published 5/19/2021
We are sad to announce that on May 19, 2021, at the age of 85, Marvin Bennett of Sparta, Illinois, born in Saint Louis, Missouri passed away. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Marvin Bennett to pay them a last tribute. He was predeceased by : his parents, Marvin Bennett and Dorothy Bennett (Robb); his daughter Katherine; and his grandson Jeremy Bennett Baker. He is survived by : his wife ...

Shashi Misal

published 5/3/2021
Shashi Misal, 81, spouse of IGRC retired pastor Rev. Margaret Misal, died May 3 in Arizona.   The Misals were married 54 years. Rev. Misal served 26 years in the former Central Illinois Conference and later, the Illinois Great Rivers Conference. She retired in 2004 from Arcola.   Shashikant Bapurao MISAL was born on March 5, 1948 and passed away on May 3, 2021 and is under the care of Valley of the Sun Mortuary & Cemetery. Visitation will be held on May 10, 2021 at 9:00 am at Chandler United ...

Evelyn Wright

published 5/1/2021
Evelyn Wright, nee Shelton, 90, of Mascoutah, IL, born April 1, 1931, in Mt. Airy, NC, died May 1, 2021 at St. Paul Senior Community, Belleville, IL.    She enjoyed a fulfilling career in education, teaching children in the Multiple-Handicapped Unit at the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, IL and English at Granite City High School. She was also a consultant for the hearing impaired at Ten County Regional Special Education Service Center in Bellville, IL.   Mrs. Wright cherished her ...

Macel Buss

published 4/23/2021
Macel Buss, age 90, of Coconut Creek, FL passed away on April 23, 2021. Graveside funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday April 28, 2021 at the Hayes Cemetery rural Hidalgo, IL. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL is assisting the family. Macel was born on December 21, 1930 in Hidalgo, IL to Harold & Flora King. Survivors include her husband Gaylord; children Bob (Gail) Green, Ilah (Patrick) Walsh, Amanda (Tommy) Ruzzano and Brent (Tamara) Buss. She also has eleven beloved ...

Barbara L. Kersh

published 4/15/2021
Rev. Barbara L. Kersh, 88, of Putnam, passed away Thursday April 15, 2021, 8:57 am at Heartland Health Care, Henry. Memorial services will be held Sunday April 18, 2021, 1:00 pm at the Henry United Methodist Church. The Rev. Will Meachum will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Henry United Methodist Church or to her family. Calvert & Johnson Memorial Home, Henry is assisting the family with arrangements. Barbara was born January 13, 1933 in Oklahoma. She married Wesley Kersh on January 4, ...

Loyd Dodd

published 4/9/2021
Loyd Leon Dodd, 81, of Fiatt passed away at 9:42 p.m., on Friday April 9, 2021 at Renaissance Care Center surrounded by his loved ones. He was born December 15, 1939 in Springfield, Illinois to Ralph and Lillian (Spencer) Dodd. They preceded him in death as did two brothers, five sisters and many precious pets from Jiggs through Nellie. He married Ellen Stroman September 15, 1978 in Havana. She survives. Also surviving are one son Jacob (Kelly) Dodd of Roseville; two daughters Robin (the late ...

Jack Holloway

published 3/20/2021
IGRC retired pastor, the Rev. Jack Holloway died March 20 in Naples, Fla. Rev. Holloway served 23 years of active ministry in the former Central Illinois Conference, retiring in 1987 from Milan. Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Service is tentatively planned for June in Marissa, Ill., where cremains of both Rev. Holloway and his wife will be interred.

Roberta J. Atwood

published 3/17/2021
Roberta J. Atwood, age 98, of Charleston, IL, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at the Charleston Villas of Holly Brook in Charleston, IL. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm, Sunday, March 21, 2021 at Pulliam Funeral Home in Hutsonville, IL. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until the start of the service. The graveside service will immediately follow at Hutsonville Cemetery, Hutsonville, IL. Arrangements are being provided by Pulliam funeral Home, Hutsonville. Roberta was born on a ...

Paul Ronald Beach

published 3/13/2021
Rev. Dr. Paul Ronald Beach, 94, of Belleville, IL, born October 21, 1926 in East St. Louis, passed away peacefully at his home in Belleville on March 13, 2021. Paul was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy in 1944 and 1945. He was employed by the Atlantic Refining Co. and Standard Oil of Texas from 1952 until 1960, at which time he resigned and entered seminary to become a minister in the United Methodist Church. He served in many capacities in the Central Illinois ...

Ruth E. Marrett

published 2/25/2021
Ruth E. Marrett, 95, widow of the Rev. Allen Riley Marrett, died Feb. 25 in Mahomet.   Together with her husband, the Marretts served 25 years of active ministry, retiring in 1974 from Bushnell. He died Feb. 16, 1997.   Funeral services will be held at a later date.  Morgan Funeral Home in Savoy is in charge of arrangements.

David Ross Baker

published 2/23/2021
IGRC retired pastor, the Rev. David Ross Baker, 85, died Feb. 23. Rev. Baker served 13 years of active ministry, retiring in 2005 from the Vermilion West Parish (Flanagan-Long Point). Following retirement, he served six years as pastor at Flanagan and two years at Cornell. His wife, the Rev. Donna Baker, served as a part-time local pastor for 15 years at McDowell before retiring in 2013 and served three years in retirement at Minonk-Wenona St. John's. She died Nov. 17, 2020. A memorial service...

Vernie T. Barnett

published 2/20/2021
The Reverend Dr. Vernie T. Barnett, a retired United Methodist minister, 93, of Decatur, Illinois, died Saturday, February 20, 2021 at home. At his request his body has been cremated, and there will be no public worship service. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to Grace United Methodist Church or the Preachers' Aid Society, P.O. Box 19207, Springfield, Illinois, 62794. Vernie was born November 21, 1927 in Metropolis, Illinois, the son of Vernie and ...

Wes Osborn

published 2/16/2021
The Rev. Wesley Leon Osborn, 1948-2021, of Neoga died at home, with this family around him, on Tuesday evening (Feb. 16, 2021). The Rev. Osborn received a scholarship to play football from Eureka College and later graduated from Wesleyan University and then attended Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston. He served as a United Methodist pastor for 35 years in Central. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wes and Helen Osborn; in-laws, Bob and Mary Kenner; and siblings, Larry, ...

Marjorie Elizabeth Soon

published 2/15/2021
Marjorie Elizabeth Soon, 96, of East Peoria, formerly of Normal, passed away on Monday, February 15, 2021 at Country Comfort Retirement Home in Henry. A memorial service for Marjorie will be held at a later date. Kibler Brady Ruestman Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Preachers Aide Society. www.PASBF.org Marjorie was born on April 1, 1924 in Bellaire, OH, a daughter to James Burton and Alice Elizabeth Schnegg Hendershot. She...

William “Bill” Woodruff

published 2/6/2021
William Frank Woodruff, 91, of Auburn, passed away at 9:37 am on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  Bill was born December 7, 1929, in Michigan, the son of Frank L. and Virginia (Nichols) Woodruff.  He married Carol Jean Wempen on June 19, 1949, in Assumption, IL. Bill grew up in Michigan where he spent summers from a young age working on his uncle's farm and where he excelled on the swim team in high school before moving to Assumption, IL, for his senior ...

T. Owen Candler

published 2/1/2021
Rev. T. Owen Candler, 89, of Groveland, passed away Monday, February 1, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family after a brief illness. He was born November 29, 1931 in Lynchburg, VA to George A. and Lillian Bessie (Robertson) Candler. He married Ida E. White on June 2, 1954 in Wilmore, KY. She survives. Also surviving are their four children, Cindy (Michael) Wallen of Groveland, Melody (Steve) Bennett of Peoria, Thomas Owen (Esperanza) Candler Jr. of Tremont, and Robin (Allan) Birkey of ...

Robert R. Smith

published 1/24/2021
Dr. Robert R. Smith, age 82, of Maryville, Illinois, formerly of Edwardsville, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. He was born February 5, 1938, in West Frankfort, Illinois, the son of the late Roy E. & Allegra V. (Melvin) Smith. Robert was a retired United Methodist Minister who had served Southern Illinois for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elaine (Elliott) Smith, whom he married on July 14, 1958. Robert is also survived by two ...

John Best

published 1/19/2021
John Patrick Best, age 68, of Edwardsville, IL, ascended into the Kingdom of God on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 12:35 am. John was born in Beardstown, IL on January 13, 1953, the son of late Mary Anne (Chuck) Davis Green and John Paul (Jewell) Best. John married his wife of 29 years, Judith Early Best on June 29, 1991, in Evanston, IL. Besides his wife, he is survived by his two sons, Joseph Claude Best and Jackson Claude Best along with his five sisters: Kathleen Best, Suzanne (Jerry) Hinch,...

Bernetta Milam

published 1/17/2021
Bernetta Jeanine Milam, 91, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 10:33 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 2021 at her home. Born August 3, 1929 in Galesburg to Edwin and Ernestine (Weber) Blair, she married Jamie G. Milam on November 11, 1953 in Kingsville Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one step-son, Kenneth Milam; one sister, Carlene Case and one brother, James Blair. Surviving are her three daughters, Nancy Morrison of Fort Myers, Florida, Gwen Milam of Creve Coeur, Susie (Ron) ...

Sherry Lindeman

published 1/15/2021
herry Lindeman, 87, of Ocala, FL passed away January 15, 2021 at Brandley Hospice House in Summerfield. The former Sherry Janssen was born November 9, 1933 in Minonk, Illinois to Louise and Henry Janssen. She attended Rutland schools and Illinois State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education. She taught 2nd and 4th grades in Streator until her marriage to Rev. Thomas Lindeman on February 11, 1962 in Dana, IL. The Lindemans moved around Central Illinois, serving United ...

Jack D. Travelstead

published 1/10/2021
Jack D. Travelstead, 91, of Springfield, departed this life at 10:11 a.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Memorial Medical Center. Jack was born March 24, 1929, near Harrisburg, IL, the son of Earl and Lois Henninger Travelstead. He married Hazel Geraldine “Jerry” Rushing on June 16, 1950, in Southern Illinois; she preceded him in death on July 22, 2013. Jack graduated from Harrisburg Township High School, attended Southern Illinois University, and received a Master of Divinity Degree from ...

Clark Roan

published 1/8/2021
Clark Roan left this life to be with the Lord on January 8, 2021 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born on August 21, 1950 at Greenup, Illinois to William Harvey Roan & Florene Elizabeth (Glidewell) Roan. Clark learned at a very early age to be a very hard worker along with his family on the family farm near Greenup, IL. He attended Greenup High School & his first job off the family farm was at a local tire business. Clark had a long career as a large offset press operator ...

Elizabeth “Colleen” Miller

published 1/2/2021
Elizabeth “Colleen” Miller, 87, of Cowden, IL passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at home with loving family members by her side. Colleen was born on August 22, 1933, in De Land, IL, the daughter of Fred and Clara (Burton) Cooper.  She was a 1951 graduate of De Land-Weldon Senior High School.  Colleen and Marlin Miller were united in holy matrimony on August 13, 1960, in Kankakee, and celebrated 50 years of marriage before his passing on April 14, 2011.  She was a member of the...

L. Darlene Fox Jones

published 12/26/2020
L. Darlene Fox Jones died Saturday, December 26, 2020, at the age of 89. There will be a private funeral. A Service of Celebration will follow in July. Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home in Bloomington is handling arrangements. Entombment will be in East Lawn Memorial gardens Mausoleum in Bloomington. . Darlene was born to Lorn and Lillie Mae Kelso Fox on the Fox Ranch in Eads, Colorado on March 6, 1931. The eldest of 3 children, her brother, Dwayne, and sister, Madonna, preceded her in death, as ...

Keith Michaels

published 12/22/2020
Keith Allen Michaels, 71, went home to the Lord on December 22, 2020 with a smile on his face and his wife at his side. His death was due to complications following surgery for lung cancer. Keith was born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio. Following high school, Keith enlisted in the Marine Corps and served in Vietnam. He earned the Navy Achievement Medal for superior performance and was authorized to wear the Combat “V”. Some of the other honors he achieved included the Presidential Unit Citation ...

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