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Clarence Leroy Smith, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida (formerly of Hobbs, New Mexico) died on Thursday, July 16, 2015.  Mr. Smith was 77 years old.

He was born on July 12, 1938 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Leroy Smith, (Belen), growing up in Bartlesville and Borger, Texas.

Mr. Smith attended Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico on an athletic scholarship (football) playing offensive tackle for the Greyhounds.  While at ENMU, he met and married the former Rena Darthulia Taylor on November 29, 1959 in Hobbs, New Mexico.  Both were Citizens of the Cherokee Nation.

Mr. Smith was a retired New Mexico State Police Senior Patrolman, having served the citizens of the State of New Mexico for over 24 years with duty stations in Roswell, Clovis, and Hobbs.  He retired on September 30, 1986.  In retirement, Mr. Smith was a carpenter, focusing on home remodeling projects, custom cabinetry, custom furniture, and mobile home renovation until he lost his vision to diabetes. 

In Hobbs, Mr. Smith was active with Pack 17 of the Cub Scouts of America, Troop 198 of the Boy Scouts of America, and a football coach with the Hobbs Boy’s and Girl’s Club youth football program.

Mr. Smith is survived by his son, Clarence Leroy Smith, III (Jan) of Raymond, Illinois; Two grandchildren, Quentin James Smith of Hobbs, New Mexico and Alexia Jade Draughan of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and his sister, Barbara Sue Dukaj of Jacksonville, Florida.

Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Rena Darthulia, his daughter, Jamie Rena Thompson, his parents, and a sister, Marilyn Jo Williams.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at Saint Helena Catholic Church in Hobbs, New Mexico with Committal of ashes following at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Saint Helena Pastor, the Reverend Ricardo Bauza, will be he officiant.  Pallbearers will be the Honor Guard of the New Mexico State Police.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Hough Funeral Home of Raymond, Illinois is assisting both Quinn Shulz Funeral Home of Jacksonville Beach, Florida and the family with the arrangements.  Hough Funeral Home can be reached at 217-229-4219 for additional information.



Lyle E. Garmon 83 of Irving passed away Monday July 20, 2015 at Montgomery nursing and rehab.

He was born March 20, 1932 in Stonington IL to James and Bernice (Coffey) Garmon.

He graduated Hillsboro High School in 1948.

He served in The U.S. Army

He was a meat cutter for 20 years and worked at a Taylorville auto parts for 13 years then worked at Richardson Manufacturing as general maintenance for 5 years.

He is survived by one daughter Michelle husband James Knight in Virginia Beach VA,  2 sisters Wilma husband Carl Hallers of Taylor Springs and Martha husband Gene Klump of Raymond, one grandchild Jennifer husband Kyle Hoefer and two great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Raymond Garmon.

He was a member of the Hillsboro Moose and VFW Post 1306 in Taylor Springs. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

A private family burial will be held at a later date.

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Catherine J. Etter age 93 of Raymond passed away on July 3, 2015 at her home.

She was born in Litchfield, the daughter of Charles and Grace Caulk Roach.

She was a graduate of Litchfield High School class of 1941.

She Married Roy William Etter in Missouri on April 28, 1941.

She was a member of “A Community of Faith Church” in Raymond.

 

She was a homemaker and had worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Lazarus before retiring in 1966.

She lead an active life and enjoyed going out with friends, bus trips, Theatre, Horse races, and playing cards.

She was a member of the; Red Hats, The Eating Club, The Singles Club, Senior Citizens and Home Arts.

For over 50 yrs she belonged to a number of card clubs, including the Saturday Night Card Club and the Sunday Night Card Club.

She is survived by a son Bruce (Christine) Etter of Chatham, A Grandson Rob (Gina) Etter and two great grand Children Sydney and Hayden Etter  all of Mascoutah, IL.

Besides her parents and Husband she was preceded in death by 3 Brothers Martin, James and Melvin and a sister Mary.

Memorials may be left to Celtic Hospice

Visitation will be held on Wednesday July 8th from 10 am until noon at “A Community of Faith” Church in Raymond.

Funeral services will be held at Noon with Rev. Larry Moslener officiating with burial in Asbury Cemetery.

Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family condolences maybe left at www.houghfuneral home.com

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Helen Marie Cravens of 76 of Litchfield passed away on June 7, 2015 at 1:20 A.M. at Hillsboro Area Hospital.

She was born in Carrollton IL on Oct 18, 1938 to William and Edna (Thorton) Cravens

She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith, an avid bingo player, enjoyed fishing and farm bureau member.

She is survived by her daughters Bernice Smith of Litchfield, Donna husband Rick McDonald of Litchfield and Christine husband Tim Love of Litchfield, sons Delbert wife Linda Smith of Litchfield and Ronald Gilbert of Litchfield, 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren, Brothers Roy and Sam Cravens of Litchfield and one sister Peggy husband Ed Mclarty of Litchfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents’ one son Gilbert Smith and Brothers Edward, Elmer and Earl Cravens and one sister Lillie Cravens.

Memorials can be made to her family

Visitation will be June 11, 2015 from 9:00 A.M. until service time.

Funeral service will be Thursday June 11, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro, with Rev Lynwood Brown will officiate.

Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield.

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Martha Alberta Caldwell 81 of Taylor Springs passed away June 2, 2015 at 9:40 P.M. at Hillsboro Rehab and Health Care.

She was born in Taylor Springs IL on April 5 1934 to Albert and Martha Howell Shelton

She was a graduate of Hillsboro High School.

She married Donald Caldwell on Sept 8 1952

She worked at both Ben Franklin and Shermans in Hillsboro; she cleaned homes and offices and did alterations from home.

She is survived by son Kevin Caldwell of Lexington IL , son Mark  wife Annette Caldwell of Hillsboro , Daughter Gail husband Ronald Bergschneider of Harvel , daughter Tammy husband Keith Johnson of Auburn and son Michael wife Melissa Caldwell of Hillsboro, 22       Grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren, siblings Dennis Albert Grant wife Barbara Shelton of Copperas Cove TX, John C. wife Bev Smith Jr. of Nokomis and Teresa husband Chris Zumwalt of Pawnee IL

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister Melba Darlene Orlando.

Visitation will start at 11:00 A.M. until service time

Funeral service will be Friday June 5, 2015 at 12:00 P.M., at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Rev. Joy Caschetta officiating.

Burial will be at Morrisonville Cemetery in Morrisonville.

Memorials can be made to Alzheimer’s association.

Harold E. Buske 92 of Litchfield passed away Sat. May 23 2015 at St Francis Hospital in Litchfield.

He was born on March 9, 1923 in Litchfield IL to Edward R. and Josephine L (Schuette) Buske.

He was a retired correctional officer in both FL. and IL.

He graduated from Litchfield High School in 1942.

He married Betty Catherine Davenport on Aug. 28, 1950 and then Rose Mary Cooper on Oct. 18 1974.

Children surviving: Deborah husband Roy Small of Oconee IL, Patricia Ann Hafley of Illiopolis IL, Ronald Blain Buske  Cape Coral FL, Pamela Kay husband Joe Furstenberg Illiopolis IL, Sheryl Lynn husband Randy Peters Murfreesboro TN, Cathy Jo Fenton Litchfield IL, Julie Jae husband Dave Kinney Murfreesboro TN, Lona Louise husband Allen Bilbrey of Illiopolis IL, Edward William Buske Litchfield IL and Adron Lee wife Wendy Buske of Belleville IL, Step children Robin husband Jack Hurst of Eugene OR, Teresa husband Jim Jorn of Virden IL, Diane husband Ronnie Green of Litchfield IL, Jeff wife Connie Cooper of Springfield IL , Jerry wife Kim Cooper of Auburn IL, Numerous Grandchildren and Step Grandchildren and Numerous Great grandchildren and Step Great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents’ and wife Betty in 1994 and Rose in 2007.

He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army 157 INF Regt 45th Div. During WWII and Korean War including. Africa, Sicily, Italy.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #436 of Litchfield and Disabled American Veterans. He had a lifelong strong Christian belief.

Memorials are for family choice in care of the funeral home.

A visitation will start on Wed. May 27 2015 at 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro followed by committal service at Camp Butler National Cemetery at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Steve Revisky pastor of the Christian church in Litchfield.

Casket bearers will be Joe Furstenberg, Randy Peters, Edward Buske, Dave Kinney, Allen Bilbrey, Ronnie Buske and Adron Buske.

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Norma J. Piazza 78 of, Schram City passed away Sunday May 17, 2015 at her residence.

She was born in Peoria IL on June 21, 1936 to Russell and Stella (Smith) Williamson.

She was a graduate of Hillsboro High school and had been a telephone operator in Springfield.

She married James Piazza and he survives, also surviving are two brothers Garry and Jim Williamson of Hillsboro and one sister Ann Wagner of Wilmington NC.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons Robert and Michael Piazza.

She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic church in Hillsboro.

A funeral mass will be Thursday May 21, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at St Agnes Catholic church in Hillsboro with Fr. Dan Willenborg officiating with burial in St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials can be left to MCCA or Paws Care.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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Marjorie Hundt 87 of Hillsboro passed away April 19, 2015 at Heritage Manor in Litchfield.

She was born on Oct. 25, 1927 in Jersey City New Jersey to George and Jenny Fantry.

She graduated high school and from legal secretary training school.

She was a legal secretary for several law firms in New Jersey.

She is survived by one son Tom Mastrolia of Hillsboro, 2 granddaughters Jennifer Mastrolia of Taylor Springs and Erica Mastrolia of St. Louis, 2 great grandchildren survive Elijah Mastrolia and Izaiah Lohman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Richard Mastrolia, 3 brothers and one sister.

She was member of St. Agnes Catholic church in Hillsboro.

Memorials can be made to Heritage Manor in Litchfield.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday April 22nd, 2015 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

She will be interred in Brandon FL., at a later date.

 Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangement.

Condolences can be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com



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Robert Clark Fergusson of Springfield formally of Hillsboro passed this life on April 15, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born in Ponca City, OK on Aug. 1, 1924 to Fay Floyd and Susie Elizabeth (Darst) Fergusson.

One of three children was his brother, Fay Floyd Fergusson, Jr and his wife Ethel both deceased and one sister Laura Lou Schwartz of Hillsboro and her husband Max Schwartz Deceased

Robert (Bob) married Dorcas Lorraine Sturgeon now of Springfield, on Oct. 8, 1948 at the First Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro. They have one son Dean Robert Fergusson wife Carlann (Gaum) of Satellite Beach FL., one grandson Kyle Robert Fergusson wife Kirsten (Ashton) of Seattle WA., and one granddaughter Kara Lee Fergusson of Hillsboro OR.

Bob attended a number of schools throughout his primary years in Texas and Oklahoma, and in 1940 the Fergusson family moved to Hillsboro, IL where he attended Hillsboro High School graduating in 1943. He is a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro IL.

Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army at age 18 on June 1, 1943. He was in basic training camps in Texas, and was sent overseas in June 1944, in England, France and Germany. He was with the 28th infantry Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was discharged from the Army on December 10, 1945. Through his carpenter knowledge, he worked out of the Carpenter Union until retirement in august, 1983.

He will be cremated and his ashes placed in the Fergusson lot in Irving Cemetery. A private family service will be held.

May the Lord bless and keep Robert C. Fergusson forever in His care in Heaven

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro are in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left at www.houghfuneralhomes.com.

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Helen June Huber, 92, of Wilmington, OH, died Thursday afternoon, March 26, 2015, at Cape May Retirement Community.   

Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 1, at Faith Lutheran Church in Wilmington, OH, with the Rev. June Fryman officiating. Fisher-Edgington Funeral Home in Wilmington, OH, is in charge of  arrangements.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 6, in Harvel Cemetery in Harvel with Pastor Scott Busacker officiating. Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Huber was born on June 15, 1922, in Ava, the daughter of the late Asa Julius and Clara Anna (Griffin) Williams. She married Howard William Huber in November of 1948, in East St. Louis, and he preceded her in death on April 20, 1979.

She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Wilmington, OH, where she was active with WELCA and the tag sale.  She had worked for 15 years in the 1940-50s with the Alton and Southern Railroad as a secretary.

Mrs. Huber is survived by her daughter, Lynn Ann (David) Ackerman of New Vienna, OH; and a granddaughter, Beth Ackerman of Wilmington, OH.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her two brothers, Harold "Curly" Vernon Williams and Norman Carl Williams; and a sister, Irma Lorraine Hubert.

Contributions in Mrs. Huber's  memory may be made to Faith Lutheran Church or Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123, Wilmington, OH,  45177.

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Loretta Mae Anderberg, 90, passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at the Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. She was born on Sept 30, 1924 in Raymond, Illinois to Lester and Bessie Kramer Foster.

Loretta was raised in the Montgomery County farmland, where she rode horseback from the family homestead to a one-room grade school. After graduating from Raymond High School, she furthered her education at the St. Johns School of Nursing in Springfield, IL where she earned her degree (along with a 99% score in surgical nursing) and became a licensed registered nurse.   

Loretta entered the U.S. Nurse Cadet program at the VA hospital in Baltimore, MD during WWII, where she cared for many wounded military members, and one particular Coast Guard sailor, George Patrick Anderberg. Falling in love, George and Loretta and were married in Boston MA on October 12, 1946.

They moved to Raymond in 1948 where they raised five children and operated the Foster-Anderberg Egg Farm on the hill among the corn and wheat fields while Loretta continued her career as a registered nurse.

George and Loretta retired to south Texas and enjoyed exploring North America. While traveling in their RV from coast to coast, including Alaska, they enjoyed visiting their children, family and friends as part of their journey. The couple stayed happily married for 56 years until Georges death on Sept. 2, 2003. Loretta lived out her final years with her son Peter, in San Antonio.

A spiritually devoted and giving person, Loretta enjoyed being an active member of the church. She loved being with family and friends and never met a stranger with whom she couldnt strike up a conversation.

Loretta is survived by her brother; Wayne Foster of Raymond, Il; her five children: Tom Anderberg and wife Theresa of Oakland, CA, Myra Hubbard of Culver, OR, Steve Anderberg of Angleton, TX, Lucy Anderberg and Dennis Medin of Shorewood, IL and Pete Anderberg of San Antonio, TX; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other family members.

Loretta was preceded in death by her parents and brother Joe Foster of Morrisonville, IL.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7pm on Monday March 30, 2015, at the Hough Funeral Home, located at 512 E. Broad St., Raymond, IL 62560. A funeral service will be held at 10am on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the St. Raymond Catholic Church in Raymond. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, IL.

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Dennis Lee Wilson 76 of Hillsboro passed away March 23, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born on June 6, 1938in Wagoner OK to Buckley Wilson and Marge Claxton Allen.

He was a high school graduate and received his associate’s degree in Business management.

He worked for and was a member of the Iron Workers Labor local 75 in Phoenix AZ as a business agent and then he retired from OSHA as a public speaker on health and safety.

He married Sherry Trude from 1957-1974 then Sharon Odle from 1980-1997 both survive.

He is survived by  children Kim Walsh of St. Louis Mo, Denny Wilson, Boyd Wilson, Travis Wilson and Darrin Wilson all of Tulsa Ok., Ricky Gunderson of Tenn., Jimmy Gunderson of Hillsboro IL and Charlie Gunderson of Tenn., 14 grandchildren and 7 Great-Grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and 4 brothers.

He was a member of the Free Methodist church in Hillsboro.

Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery Wagoner OK.

A local memorial service will be held at a later date.

Hough & sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left at www.houghfuneralhomes.com.



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Hope D. Palank 64 of Granite city passed away Friday March 13, 2015.

She was born on April 14, 1950 in Wheeling WV., to Wilmer and Evelyn May (Phemester) Stapleton.

She received an associate’s degree in Business Accounting.

She retired from the USDA in Accounting.

She was married to Monroe Reynolds.

She is survived by one daughter Christy and husband Nathan Hemken of Donnellson, one grandson Collin Wasson of Donnellson 3 sisters Joyce Goltz, Connie Littlejohn and Karen Moore and 2 brothers Wayne Hehle and Junior Stapleton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son Mark Reynolds in 2010 and one grandson Kaden Pruett in 2009.

Memorial service will be held on March 17th 2015 at 1:00 P.M. at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Brother Henry Crippen officiating.

 Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangement.

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Wilma Modelle Sutter, 102, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Lexington, Kentucky.  

She was born Sept. 29, 1912 in Harvel, IL to Alfred & Lettie (Henry) Marshall.  She married Chester Vanzant (March 23, 1939) who died on Dec. 21, 1972.   She married John Stead on June 28, 1975 who died (Oct. 19, 1991).   She married August (Gus) Sutter June 24, 1994 who died August 14, 2006.  

Wilma began teaching upon graduation from Harvel High School and taught at rural schools including Shoal Creek, Central School, and Willow Vale.   She then taught in Panhandle School District, Morrisonville School District and Lincoln Land Community College.   She was an English teacher and pioneered Title One Reading in Panhandle and consulted in other schools.  While teaching she earned degrees from McKendree College and the University of Illinois.   She was a life-long educator, motivating many students to pursue degrees.   She loved Harvel and was active in Raymond Harvel Kiwanis club, the Harvel Women's Club, the Christian County Farm Bureau, and the Retired Teachers Association, R.N.A. Camp 506.  She joined Harvel Christian Church in 1924 where she taught Sunday school for 51 years and served as Secretary until it closed.   She then joined Davis Memorial Christian Church, Taylorville.  

She is survived by: daughter Denna Daugherty of Issaquah, WA; son Don Vanzant (Nina) of Lexington, KY; step-daughter: Dorothy (Stead) Morales; grandchidlren: Tara Johnston, Issaquah, WA; Kris Vanzant, Lexington, KY; Jeff Vanzant, Midway, KY; Leah Vanzant, Versailles, KY; great-grandchildren: Tyler Johnston, Kendall Johnston, Morgan Warder, Jackson Vanzant, Nicholas Vanzant, Chelsea Warder, Avery Vanzant, Kate Vanzant, Benjamin Vanzant, Owen Warder, Cameron Vanzant, and Luke Vanzant; and many nephews and nieces.   She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brothers Everert Marshall, Clete Marshall, and Fred Marshall and by sister Nina (Wernsing) Geisking. 

Visitation will be at Hough Funeral Home, Raymond, on Sat. March 14, 10:00 AM – 12:00.  The funeral service will follow visitation and be officiated by Rev. Bill Kerns.  Interment will follow at Morrisonville Cemetery.   Memorial contributions are suggested to Cambridge Place, Lexington, KY or the charity of your choice.  

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Margaret “Peggy” Ann Jordan, age 81 of Farmersville, passed away on Feb. 20, 2015 at Pleasant Hill Village in Girard.

She was born on April 4, 1933 in Zanesville, Twp., born the daughter of John M. and Anna F. Fireman Uhrig.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Farmersville, where she assisted in the choir and the Alter Society

On Feb. 16, 1957 she married Earl J. Jordan in Raymond, he preceded her on July 22, 1996.

She was a 1953 Graduate of St. John’s School of Nursing, soon after she was employed as a nurse and later became a Farmwife and homemaker.  For some 40 years she and her Husband made their home and raised their family on the Blue J Farmstead near Farmersville.

Three sons survive her; Michael J. Jordan of Mechanicsville, VA, Daniel G. (Lisa) Jordan of Springfield and Eric J. (Kimberly) Jordan of Dallas, TX, she is also survived by 9 Grandchildren and 2 great Grandchildren. Two brothers; Richard “Dick” Uhrig of Divernon, Dr. J. William Uhrig of FL and sister Marilyn “Susie” Sale of Raymond also survive her.

Besides her parents and husband a brother Dr. Robert E. Uhrig preceded her in death.

Memorials in her name maybe left to the Farmersville-Waggoner Ambulance, Pleasant Hill Village, or the Farmersville-Waggoner Library

A Funeral Mass for her will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, February 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Farmersville.

Visitation will be held on Friday February 27 from 4-7 also at the church.

Fr. J. Bunse will be officiating and burial will be held in St. Maurice Cemetery in Morrisonville 



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James “Jim” E. Wensch Jr. of Springfield but formally of Hillsboro passed away Feb. 10, 2015 at St John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born on Feb. 25, 1943 In Kankakee IL to James E. Sr. and Lillian Wensch.

He earned his associates degree from Sangamon State University in Springfield.

He was a comptroller at Echlin in Litchfield and was a skilled trim carpentry work.

He was married to Lee Dodd and she survives in Springfield.

He served in the U.S. Air force.

He is survived by his Father, Wife Lee and children Teresa Bateman of Yorkville IL , Tammy Wensch of  Battle Creek MI, Carl Lindberg of Mesa AR, Eric Lindberg of Mesa AR and Ken Lindberg of Chandler Ar. 6 Grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and siblings Tom, Debbie Mary and Bill.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Memorials can be made to the American cancer society

Funeral services will be Saturday Feb. 14, 2015 at 11:30 A.M. with a visitation starting at 10:00 A.M. at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Military rites will be given by VFW Post 1306 of Taylor Springs and Irving American Legion Post 425.


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Ramona L. Bergschneider age 85 of Harvel passed away at Hillsboro Area Hospital  in Hillsboro, IL on Feb. 11, 2015.

She was born on Feb. 17, 1929 in Taylorville, the daughter of the late Henry Allen and Gladys Mary Cantrell Leach.

She was a homemaker, and of the Baptist Faith.

She married John A. Bergschneider. He preceded her in death on May 29, 1980

She is survived by four sons, John A. (Kathy) Bergschneider of Morrisonville, Ed Bergschneider of Harvel, Larry (Anita) Bergschneider of Morrisonville, Kenny (Sherry) Bergschneider of Litchfield. She is also survived by; a brother Roger D. Leach of Quincy; Grandchildren Diana (Tony) Fleming of CO, Angela (Brian) Woodson of Springfield, Michaela Bergschneider of Litchfield, CJ Bergschneider and Anna Bergschneider both of Morrisonville, two step grand children Michael Claussen and Michelle (Brendan) Claussen-Dyrda both of Litchfield and 3 Great Grandchildren Kori and Hailey Fleming of Colorado and Caleb Woodson of Springfield

Besides her parents, and husband two brothers Harold and Robert preceded her in death.

Funeral service will be held on Friday Feb. 13, 2015 at 11 AM at Hough Funeral Home in Raymond.

Burial will be held in the Harvel Cemetery

Condolences to the family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

 

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Cheryl Annette Hollers 49 of Candler N.C. but formally of Butler passed assay Dec. 13, 2014 in Ashville N.C.

She was born in Litchfield IL on Feb. 4th 1965 to Robert and Joann (Dyer) Hollers.

She was a special needs car giver; she worked with election boards and volunteered with meals on wheels.

She is survived by her parents, one son Brandon Miles of Candler N.C. one daughter Brittany Miles of Candler N.C. Two Brothers Marvin wife Linda Hollers of Hillsboro and Robert Hollers Jr of Milwaukee WI., three sisters Debbie husband Nate Deiger of Clearwater FL, Bobbie Hollers of Gillespie and Connie Hollers of Litchfield, and 7 nephews and 4 nieces.

 A memorial service will be held Wed Feb 4th at 10 AM at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro visitation will be one hour prior to the service with Kevin Simburger officiating.

Memorials can be made to Cheryl Hollers family.

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Bernice D. (Johnston) Bandy 94 of Hillsboro passed away Jan 17, 2015 at Montgomery nursing and rehabilitation.

She was born June 2, 1920 in St Genevieve Mo. to Raymond and Lula (Bell) Johnston.

She was a graduate of Mulberry grove High School in 1936.

She married Loren Bandy in St Louis Mo on March 21 1939.

She was a self-employed hairdresser for over 30 years retiring in 1983.

She is survived by one daughter Ruth Ann husband Jim Heselov of Hillsboro and one grandson and 3 great grandchildren.

She is also survived by one sister Emmi Jean Jackson of Greenville.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Loren and one brother Russell Johnston and two sisters Roberta Haudenshield and Mildred Bissett.

She was a member of the Free Methodist church in Hillsboro and past member of the Business and professional women club and Hairdressers association. She enjoyed flowers and gardening.

Private funeral services were held Monday Jan. 19, 2015   with Rev Joy Caschetta officiating.

Burial was in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Donnellson

Memorials can be made to the donor’s choice.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of local arrangements.

Condolences can be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com


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John J. “Jack” Convery, age 96, of Raymond, but had resided at Tremont Ridge for they last 3yrs, passed away on January 9, 2015 at Hillsboro Rehabilitation  & Health Care in Hillsboro.

Jack was born on September 18, 1918 in Farmersville he was born the son of Frank and Christella Brown Convery.

He was a Graduate of Raymond High School.

At the age of 17 he began working as a postal clerk at the Raymond Post Office. In 1952 he was appointed Postmaster and held that position for 37 years retiring in 1978.

He married Rosalie Weitekamp in Raymond on February 7, 1942, and she survives.

He was a member of the St. Raymond’s Catholic Church he delivered Meal on Wheels and had been a little league coach and an avid bowler. Jack was also a member of the National Post Masters Association, a charter member of the Raymond KC's counsel 4696, a Charter Member of the Shoal Creek Golf Course, he was a avid sports fans and loved his Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.   Jack was very instrumental in the development and construction of the Raymond Shoal Creek Golf Course.

He is survived by sons Ron (Sue) Convery of Carlinville, Mark (Kathy) Convery of Ponte Vedra, FL Patricia (Joe) Pope of Harvel, Mary Ellen Gentry of Jacksonville, FL and Angie (David) Gray of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL .  He is the proud Grandpa of 22 and the great Grandpa of 39.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Kathleen Spence and a sister, Sister Agnes Eileen Convery OP.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday January 12, 2015 at St. Raymond’s Catholic Church in Raymond. Visitation will be held on Monday from 4-7pm at the Church.

Burial will be a St. Raymond Catholic Cemetery in Raymond, Fr. Bunse will be officiating.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com   


James F. Reed age 73 of Nokomis passed away at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield IL on January 9, 2015.

He was born on September 23, 1941 in Springfield, the son of  Raymond L and Dorothy Taylor Reed.

He was a farmer, and after 30 years, retired from Caterpillar.

He married Martha Janssen on February 9, 1963 and she survives.

He was a member of the UAW local 751 and a member of the gold wing riders.

He is survived by three daughters, Monica (Terry) Crape of Nokomis, Karen Cooper (companion Wade Armes) of Nokomis, Patricia (David) Beal of Nokomis, a grandson Anthony (Amanda) Krivi, Mt. Olive and two brothers Raymond (Nancy) Reed II of Fairfax, VA and Robert L. (Beth) Reed of Houston, TX.

Besides his parents, a son James F. Reed II preceded him in death in 1967.

Memorials to the Raymond Harvel Ambulance or the Raymond Harvel Fire Dept

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday January 14, 2015 at 10:30 AM at A Community of Faith Church in Raymond.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday January 13, 2015 at the Church

Condolences to the family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

 


Mary Jeanette Broaddus, age 91, of Raymond, passed away Dec. 17, 2014 at 8:05pm, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis Mo..

She was born near Raymond IL on May. 17 1923, the daughter of the late Clarence C. and Clara C. Weitekamp Kelmel.

She married William H. Broaddus on Oct. 8, 1947 at the St. Raymond Catholic Church in Raymond on Oct. 8, 1947. He preceded her on November 7, 2006

She was a dedicated farmwife and a homemaker. She was a member of the St. Raymond Catholic Church and a member of the St. Raymond CCW. She was a member of the Raymond American Legion Triple Star Post 299 Ladies Aux. She and her husband were proud sponsors of the FFA and the Montgomery County Farm Bureau.

She is survived by a son, William Paul (Kathy) Broaddus of St. Louis, daughters Barbara Stephenson of Raymond, Patricia (Kevin) Olson of Harvel and Pamela (Rob) Bloome of Carlinville. She is the loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Also surviving her are several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son James Charles Broaddus and a granddaughter Rachel Jeanette Broaddus.

 

Memorials maybe left to the Raymond/Harvel Ambulance or the Raymond Park

Visitation will be held on Friday Dec. 19, 2014 at the St. Raymond Catholic Church in Raymond from 4 until 7 PM.

Funeral services will be held Saturday Dec. 20, 2014 at 10 AM also at the Church in Raymond. Burial will be held in the St. Raymond Catholic Cemetery in Raymond with Fr. Bunse officiating.

Condolences to the family maybe left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

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Andrew T. “Hauch” Ondesko 67 of Taylor Springs passed away Dec. 16, 2014 at Hillsboro Rehabilitation and health care.

He was born Juan 14, 1947 in Hillsboro to Andrew J. and Anna Marie (Mikeska) Ondesko.

He was a graduate of Hillsboro High School.

He owned and operated Bikes and More in Taylor Springs and was a bus driver for the Hillsboro School district.

He enjoyed playing baseball and soft ball and was on the Coffeen Roadrunners team.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He married Becky Clark on Oct. 8, 1993.

He is survived by his wife Becky, his children Andrea Ondesko of Janesville WI, Andrew wife Rachel Ondesko of Taylor Springs and Brock Ondesko of Taylor Springs, grandchildren Darin and Sydni Brewster of Janesville WI and one sister Anna Marie Gordon of Riverview MI.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials can be made to the Ondesko Family

No services are planned.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangement.

Condolences can be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

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Sherry L. Moore Osborn 48 of Irving passed away Dec. 11, 2014 at her residence.

She was born in Chicago IL, on July 14, 1966 to Richard and Mary Ann (Mindrup) Moore.

She was a homemaker.

She married Tim Osborn on July 15, 1984 He preceded her in death Aug. 21, 2012.

She is survived by her mother, 3 children Joseph Christian companion Nichole Degler of Irving, Stacey Osborn and Christy husband Jaben Compton both of Hillsboro and 13 grandchildren, two brothers Robin Moore and Sampson Moore.

She was preceded in death by her father Richard, husband Tim and one brother Keith Shelton.

Memorials can be made to the Sherry Moore Family.

Funeral services will be Tuesday Dec. 16 at 12:00 P.M. with a one hour visitation prior to services with Rev. Terry Carlock pastor of the Full Gospel church in Schram city officiating.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com


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Russell F. Hiller 88 of Hillsboro passed away Dec. 10, 2014 at Hillsboro Rehab and health care in Hillsboro.

He was born June 27, 1926 in Hillsboro to Russell H and Clara Lucille (Hough) Hiller.

He graduated from Hillsboro High School.

He Married Audrey Keiser on June 8, 1952.

He served in the U.S. Army

He worked for over 30 years for the U. S. government at the finance center in Indianapolis and U. S. post office in Hillsboro. He owned and operated Hiller Gift and Stationary in Hillsboro.

He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro, National Association of Letter Carriers, Presbyterial committee work, Superintendent and Sunday school teacher, Active in the PTA, Local Tax assessor, active in summer lunch programs at church.  He mostly enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife and children Terry and Jane Hiller of Hillsboro, Mike and Pam Hiller of Hillsboro Debbie Clayton of Springfield and Jeff and Sharri Hiller of Caddo OK., grandchildren Joel Hiller, Brittany and Matthew Dooly, Katie and Clint Schmollinger, Rhonda Hiller and friend Alex, Michael Hiller and friend Kayla, Mackenzie Hiller and friend Brandon, Andrew Hiller, Whitney and Chris Reynolds, Shelby and Nate Martincic, Chelsey Hiller, Elizabeth and Michael Keller, Jeremy Heard, John Hiller and friend Hannah and Monica Hiller, 17 great grandchildren,  and one sister Doris Seamon.

He was preceded in death by his parents’ two brothers Howard Hiller and Harold Hiller and one sister Mildred Jett.

Memorials can be made to the food pantry of your choice.

Memorial services will be Saturday Jan. 3 2015 at 11:00 P.M. with a one hour visitation prior to the service at the Free Methodist church in Hillsboro with Rev. Randy Sands and Rev.Matt Ferguson officiating.

Burial will be in Wares Grove Cemetery in Butler.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements

Condolences can be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

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Carlton L. Redfern 92 of Godfrey passed away Dec.9, 2014 at United Methodist village at 2:50 P.M.

He was born on Feb. 8, 1922 in Scottville IL to Ira and Reba (Clark) Redfern.

He was a graduate of Scottville high School.

He worked as a farmer and a carpenter.

He married V. Maxine Hughes of Palmyra IL on Dec.6, 1941. She preceded him in death Nov. 11, 2005.

He is survived by 3 daughters Connie Hewitt, Jane Richert and Joyce Carroll, 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren one sister Margaret Lee.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Eldon Redfern.

He was a member of the Terry Park community club,Farmers union, Precinct committeeman, Palmyra Volunteer fire department and Northwestern School board.

Memorials can be made to Northwestern Ambulance Service.

A private family graveside service will be at Oak Hill cemetery in Palmyra.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of local arrangements.

Condolences can be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

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Edna M. Adams Rimmel 97 of Litchfield but formally of Decatur passed away Dec. 3, 2014 at Hillsboro Rehab and health care.

She was born Aug. 5, 1917 in Livingston IL to Edward A. and Florence E. (Owsley) Adams.

She married Charles E. Rimmel on Dec. 25, 1936. He preceded her on July 28, 2010.

She worked for several years at Pepsi cola bottling plant in Decatur and Brown Shoe Factory in Litchfield.

 

She was of the Lutheran faith, and enjoyed cooking, flowers, shopping card playing and collecting hats.

She is survived by one son Charles “Chuck” W. Rimmel of Gillespie Il and one daughter Charlene husband Gary McNew of Taylor springs, Grandchlidren William wife Joyce Rimmel of Orlando FL., Robert wife Kim Rimmel of Decatur, Amy Evans of Decatur, Shelly husband Mike Benning of Raymond, Nichole husband Mike Schweiss of Millstadt, Great grandchildren Drew, Chynna, Sharee, Colt and Broc Benning, Nichole Wright, Christina Dexheimer, Robbie Rimmel, Lynsday Rimmel, Christopher Lafferty, William Lafferty and 5 Great Grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; 8 brothers and sisters, husband Charles and one great-grandchild Charles Rimmel III.

Memorials can be made to the family choice.

Funeral service will be at Hough & Sons Funeral home in Hillsboro at 11:00 A.M. on Sat Dec. 6, 2014 with Rev. Ed Fogle officiating Visitation will be Saturday one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery in Litchfield IL.

Condolences can be left at www.Houghfuneralhome.com


Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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Leonard F. Woolard Jr. 77 of Hillsboro formally of Murphysboro passed away Nov. 6, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

He was born Dec. 30, 1936 in Murphysboro IL to Lenard F and Alice Woolard.

He graduated from catholic high school in Murphysboro, and was of the catholic faith.He worked at various fruit orchards.

He was a U.S. Navy Veteran.

He married Alice Phillips of Fenton Mo, and then JoElla Fisher of Cobden IL, both marriages ending in divorce.

He is survived by 2 sons Steven wife Kelly Woolard of Fenton Mo and Lloyd wife Shelly Woolard of Hillsboro, 4 daughters Lois Pulliam of Hillsboro IL, Glenda husband Kevin Perkins of Taylor Springs IL, Teresa husband Phillip McIntosh of Peoria and Joyce Kirk of Hillsboro, 3 step sons Paul Marsh of Jonesboro, Russell Marsh of FL and Frank Seaman of FL, three stepdaughters Amy Cavitt of TN, Shelby Marsh of TN and Robin Latham of TN., 22 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren, 18 step grandchildren and 12 step great grandchildren one brother Larry Woolard of Marion IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son Leonard “Lee” Woolard Jr. and one great granddaughter Allison Phipps.

Memorials can be made to the Leonard Woolard family

Visitation will be Sunday Nov 9th from 5-7 P.M.

Funeral services will be Monday 10th at 11:00 A.M. all at Hough and sons funeral Home in Hillsboro with Rev. Robert Carter officiating.

Burial will be in Wares Grove Cemetery in Butler.

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Jeffery Michael Masters, age 17, of Harvel, passed away Nov. 5, 2014 at 5:07pm, at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born in Hillsboro IL on Dec. 23 1996, the son of James M. Masters of Harvel and Laura Osborn Beiermann of San Diego, CA.

He was currently attending Lincolnwood High School where he was a member of the Junior Class.

Besides his Parents, he is survived by a brother, Timothy (Sara) Masters of Virden and Zachary Masters of Harvel. He is also survived by 3 nieces Brielle Gorman, Shelby Brown and Jenna Barger and 2 Nephews Robert Brown and Charlie Lake all of Virden.

He is the Nephew of Steve and Angela Masters of Gillespie, Buddy Masters Jr. of CA Tammy (Rex) Gehlbach of Troy, Kendra Hawkins of Harvel, Cathy (Jason) Hernandez of Springfield, Shannon (Justin) Hoyt of Girard, and April VanDyke of Carlinville.

He is the grandson of Joyce (Raymond) Beiermann of Raymond, Buddy Masters Sr. of Hillsboro, Debbie (Kevin) Bounds of Witt, Michael Osborn of Litchfield, Carl VanDyke of Nilwood, the Great grandson of Lilly Peters of Shipman, Phyllis Neff of Shipman.

 

Visitation will be held Monday, Nov. 10 at the Lincolnwood High School Gym in Raymond from 4 until 7 PM.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 10 AM also at the gym in Raymond. Burial will be held in the Palmer Cemetery with Rev Jim Wagahoff officiating.

Memorials may be left to the family.

Condolences to the family maybe left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

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Margaret M. Oakley Boyd 84 of Irving passed away Nov 4th at 6:10 P.M. at Hillsboro Area Hospital.

She was born on July 7, 1930 in Hillsboro Illinois to Clarence and Beatrice Lang Oakley.

She married John C Boyd Sr. on Nov. 7, 1953 he preceded her in death on March 13, 1999.

She worked at the dress factory in Hillsboro and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her son John wife Vickie Boyd of Irving and step daughter Evangeline Husband Wayne Purkes of Taylorville, 8 grandchildren 11 Great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchild and sisters Ruth Hefley of Hillsboro, Kate Schonmer of Hillsboro and Frances Frost of Taylorville.

She was preceded in death by two daughters Diane Boyd and Laura Davis and one on Cliff Boyd one grandson John King and Brothers James and Russell Oakley and Sisters Edna Thatcher and Jenny Fleigle.

She was a past member of the Women of the Moose and Montgomery County Farm Bureau.

Visitation will be Saturday Nov. 8th at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro from 5-7

Funeral services will be held on Sunday Nov. 9th at 2:00 P.m. at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Rev. James R. Hayes officiating.

Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery in Hillsboro IL.

Memorial can be directed to MCCA

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.
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Suzanne  M. Cunningham 75 of Hillsboro formally of Donnellson IL and Detroit MI,  passed away Oct. 2, 2014 at 10:35 P.M> at Hillsboro Rehab and Health Care.

She was born on May 25, 1939 in Highland Park MI., to Albert and Lydia (Basso) DeRight.

She was a graduate of Hillsboro High School class of 1957.

She Married Earl Cunningham on Aug. 27, 1957.

She was a secretary for Sommer Steel in Detroit MI.

She is survived by her husband Earl and 3 children Michael Cunningham of Horton MI., Carol Perry of Glendale Az., and Daniel Cunningham of Hillsboro, 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents one brother and one sister.

She was a past member of the Panama Catholic church.

Funeral service will be at Tuesday at 11 A.M., at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Rev. Ed Fogle officiating.

Visitation will be Monday Oct 6, 2014 from 5-7 P.M. at Hough & sons Funeral Home.                              

Burial will be at Donnellson Cemetery in Donnellson.

Memorials can be made to MCCA
Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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Lucianne Bliss Hay 74 of Hillsboro passed away Sept. 18, 2014 at Hillsboro Area Hospital.

 

She was born in Hillsboro to Thomas and Dorothy Bliss on Aug. 8, 1940.

She graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1958 and Graduated from U of I in Champaign with a master’s degree.

She was a high school English teacher in Largo Florida for 35years.

She married Thomas Hay and they later divorced.

She is survived by one Daughter Bliss S. Sellers of Virginia, 2 grandsons and one granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter and one brother George Bliss.

A private family burial will be held at a later Date.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

Condolences can be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com




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Kathleen A. Eggersmeier, age 72,  of Raymond passed away on Sep. 10, 2014 at Heritage Health Care in Gillespie.

She was born on Nov. 27, 1941 in Hillsboro, the daughter of the late Charles Ross and Helen Doerr Pope.

Kathy was a 1959 Graduate of Raymond High School was an expert quilter.

She married Allan L. Eggersmeier on April 5, 1964 and he preceded her on May 6, 2002.

She is survived by three brothers Paul (Pat) Pope of Portland, OR, Joe ( Pat) Pope of Harvel and John  (Jill) Pope of Harvel. She is also survived by a grandson Drew Eggersmeier of Hillsboro and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and Husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Ross and a Grandson Lee Edward Eggersmeier.

Memorials may be left to the Raymond/Harvel Ambulance.

Services will be held on at 12 Noon on Sat. Sep. 13 at Hough Funeral Home in Raymond.  Friends may call from 10 am until 12 Noon.

Burial will be at Harvel Cemetery.

Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is in charge of arrangements.

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Thomas “Tom” E. Sellers 79 of Hillsboro passed away Aug., 4 2014 at Hillsboro Area Hospital.

He was born On Oct 29, 1934 in Hillsboro to Lyman E and Helen Marie (Coffey) Sellers.

He was a 1954 graduate of Hillsboro High School.

He married Beatrice (Burris) on Sept. 4, 1955.

He worked at Eagle pitcher as a welder and mechanic for 28 years and Hillsboro health care as supply supervisor for 10 years.

He was a member of Calvary Baptist church, he taught Sunday school, R.A. Leader and a trustee and was a past member of the Hillsboro Lions.

He is survived by his wife Bea, and children Lynn E. Sellers, Mark T. Wife Gretchen Sellers, Paul E. wife Melissa Sellers and Julie M. husband Larry Slightom all of Hillsboro, 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, and 3 sisters Beverly Ernst of Hillsboro, Lila Criswell of Hillsboro and Shirley Moody of Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be on Friday Aug. 8, 2014 at 12:00 P.M. at Calvary Baptist Church, visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. until service time with Rev. Jeff Hemken officiating with burial in Wares Grove Cemetery at a later date.

 Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

 Condolences can be left on line at Houghfuneralhome.com


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Norma J. Thompson, age 86, of Harvel passed away July 31, 2014 at Hillsboro Health Care and Rehab in Hillsboro, IL

She was born in Palmyra, Illinois on April 23, 1923, the daughter of the late Raymond E. and Alma Anderson Love.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel.

She married Leonard L. Thompson on Jan 6, 1945   in Carlinville. He preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 1992.

Two daughters survive her, Tammy Jenney and Tiffany Guidi both of Raymond, and also 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren and 3 brothers survive her, Roland Love of Jacksonville, IL, Jack Love of Carlinville, IL and Leon Love of Palmyra, IL. Besides her parents and her husband 4 brothers Stanley Love, Eldon Love, Edward Love and Clarence Love all preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held on Aug 4, 2014 at Hough Funeral Home in Raymond from 5 until 7 PM.

Funeral services will be held at Hough Funeral Home at 10 am   in Raymond.

Burial will be held at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Palmyra, IL

Mrs. Thompson’s services will be officiated by Pastor Scott Busacker

Memorials may be left to the Family

Condolences to the family maybe left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

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John B. White 61 of Hillsboro passed away on July 19, 2014 at Montgomery Nursing and rehab.

He was born on July 7, 1953 In Miami FL to William and Dorothy (McDonald) White.

He was a graduate of  Hillsboro High School and He attended Western Illinois university in Macomb and University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

He was preceded in death by his father Bill.

He is survived by his mother Dorothy and 2 sisters Roi (Dan) Thorpe, Dana (Kurt) Armstrong and one brother George (Ronda) White, and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation rites were accorded and a private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Condolences can be left at houghfuneralhome.com

Hough & Sons Funeral home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.



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Gerald Edward Langen, age 99, of Raymond, passed away Thursday July 17, 2014 at Hillsboro Rehabilitation Center in Hillsboro.  

He was born on December 19, 1914 in Morrisonville, IL to John T. and Kathryn Lyons Langen.

He married Rose Cesaretti on Jan. 11 1947 at St Maurice Catholic Church.

He was a lifelong farmer in Morrisonville and Raymond.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1941 – 1946. During which time he was Platoon Sargent and a Technical Sargent he was with the 33rd infantry and took part in the Bougainville Campaign, He received 2 silver stars, 3 bronze stars and 2 purple hearts.

He is survived by 4 sons Robert wife Connie Langen of Raymond, Michael Langen of Decatur, Thomas Langen and Timothy Langen both of Raymond, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rose and brothers Howard, Melvin, John and Edward.

He was a member of the St. Raymond Catholic Church; he was instrumental in the formation of the Raymond Knights of Columbus serving as the council’s first Grand Knight, making him a member for over 80 years.  He was a member of the Raymond American Legion Post 299 for over 68 years, past Board member of the Montgomery Co. Soil and Water Conservation for over 14 years and board members of Morrisonville Farmers CO-OP, and Montgomery Co. Farm Bureau. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal Fan and Illini Basketball Fan.

He enjoyed being around horses and helped start the Raymond saddle club.

He enjoyed bowling and at one time was co-owner of the Raymond Bowling Alley.

Visitation will be on Monday July 21, 2014 from 4-7 P.M. at the K of C Hall in Raymond.

Funeral mass will be at St. Raymond’s Catholic Church at 10:00 A.M., on Tuesday July 22, 2014 with Fr. Jerry Bunse officiating.

Burial will be in St. Maurice Cemetery in Morrisonville with full military rites by American Legion Post 299 and Morrisonville American Legion Post 721

Memorials can be made to: Raymond-Harvel Ambulance, Raymond American Legion Post 299 or Raymond K of C 4696.

Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences can be left on line at www.houghfuneralhome.com

 
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Celestine E. “Sally” Lyons 93 of Raymond Passed away Saturday July 5, 2014 at her residence.

She was born on May 3, 1921 in Harvel IL to Frank and Bessie (File) Krager.

She was a graduate of Raymond High School and from Browns Business College in Springfield.

She worked for 30 years at the First national Bank in Raymond beginning as a teller and rising up to vice president.

She married John Lyons in 1943.

She is survived by three sons Richard wife Sharon Lyons of Harvel, James Lyons of Albany NY and Greg wife JoEllen Lyons of Glenarm, 7 Grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren, one sister Mary Husband Shirlen Rosenthal of Raymond.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband John, daughter Jean Wankum and one sister Frances Herman and three brothers Lawrence Krager, John Krager and Howard “Tony” Krager.

She was a member of the St. Raymonds Catholic Church and of the CCW.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 8th from 4-7 PM at the St. Raymond’s Catholic Church

Funeral mass will be held Wed July 9th at 10 AM also at the church, with Fr. Jerry Bunse officiating.

Burial will be held at St Raymond’s Cemetery

Condolences to the family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com
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Nora Jane Caudle, age 62, of Litchfield, passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield on Saturday, June 28, 2014.

Nora Jane was born in Litchfield IL on June 2, 2014 the daughter of  Raymond Lloyd and Nora Bell Jarmen Higgins.

She married Donald R Caudle and they lived in Waggoner before moving back to Litchfield he preceded her in June 13, 2009.

She was an active member of the Litchfield VFW Post 3912 Ladies Aux. where in the past had served as Chaplin

She enjoyed mowing and she enjoyed her family, but especially her Grandsons.

Nora Jane is survived by her mother Nora Bell Law of Litchfield, and two daughters; Genia (Dewayne) Morrison of Waggoner and Jennie (Scott) Boerckel of Litchfield, IL.  She is the proud grandmother of 5 grandsons,  2 Great Grandsons.  Also surviving are 4 sister Georgia Rabich, Leeta (Harry) Odle, Melba (Russell) Klekamp, Rita (Steve) Bryant and a brother Lonnie P. (Ruth) Law all of Litchfield.

Besides her father and husband, a grandson, Cody Westbrook preceded her in death.

A memorial services will be held Wednesday July 2 at 5 PM at the Litchfield VFW Post 3912 in Litchfield, IL

Burial will be held at Bethel Ridge Cemetery near Atwater.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

The Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family.


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Eileen Matli , age 96, of Litchfield, passed away at Heritage Manor in Litchfield on Sunday, June 8, 2014.

Eileen was born near Palmer in Bearcreek Twp  IL on Feb. 25, 1918 the daughter of  the late Thomas E. and Ida C. (Durbin) Durbin.

She married Bernard Matli and he preceded her in 1992.

She enjoyed Bingo and Cards, but most of all she enjoyed her family.

Eileen is survived by her two sons, Robert (Ruth) Matli of Harvel and Dennis (Becky) Matli of Raymond and two daughters Shirley (Hans) Mizera of Litchfield and Carolyn (James) Smith of Washington, IL.  She is the proud grandmother of 13 grand children, 38 great grand children, and 14 great great grand children and Aunt to several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband, two daughters, Barbara Matli and Theresa Sides, 5 brothers and 4 sisters precede her in death.

Visitation will be held Friday, June 13 from 4-7 PM at the St. Raymond’s Catholic Church in Raymond.

Funeral services will be held Saturday June 14 at 11 AM also at the church.

Burial will be held at St. Raymond Catholic Cemetery in Raymond.

Fr. Bunse and Fr. Neuman  will be officiating.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

The Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family.

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Roy “Robby” Robison, IV

Roy “Robby” Robison IV, age 27, of Springfield, but formally of Hillsboro died at his home on Friday, June 6, 2014.

Robby was born in Hillsboro IL on August 4, 1986 the son of Roy Earl III and Donna Kay (Ridge) Robison.

He was a member of the Hillsboro High School Class of 2004.

Robby had in the past worked at Capri IGA and the Canton Inn.

He is survived by his parents Roy Earl Robison III of Hillsboro and Donna Kay Koleski of Springfield; brothers Nicholas (Jennifer) Ginos of Springfield, Kevin (Amanda) Ginos of Hampton, VA, sister Bandi Koleski of Springfield. Grandparents Robert and Clara Clearwater of Hillsboro,; Aunts, Janis (Mike) Collins, Patty (Joey) Holshouser both of Hillsboro, Sheila Clearwater Moore of Cowden, IL, Theresa Wallace, Pam Clark, both of  Springfield ; Uncles, John Robison of Hillsboro, Claude (Diane) Ridge, John (Brittany) Stumper both of Springfield.

He is also Michael (Susan) Collins, Brooklyn, NY, Jessica Devaisher, Jacob (Paula) Collins Both of Hillsboro, Reid Holshouser, Twenty-nine Palms, CA, Katelynn (Aaron) Clearwater Davis of Pittsfield, Kallie, Kara and Eddie Clearwater of Cowden, IL, Raymee (David) Alper, St. Louis, MO. Tyson (Dana) Holshouser of Hillsboro Tiffany, Richie, Beth and Luke Ridge, Christian Wallace, Paul, Donald, Danielle Backer, Max and Jessica Corlas, Evelyn and Abigail Stumper all of Springfield and many good friends.

Was preceded in death by his grandfather Roy Earl Robison Junior, grandparents Don and Evelyn (Stone) Stumper and uncle Edward Clearwater.

Memorials may be left to the Hillsboro Sports Association.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 12 from 4-7 PM at the Free Methodist Church in Hillsboro.

Funeral services will be held Friday June 13 at 10 AM also at the church.

Burial will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery and Hillsboro and Rev. Randy Sands will be officiating.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

The Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting the family.



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Lloyd Harold Whitworth, 83, of Hillsboro passed away May 22, 2014 at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab.
He was born June 25, 1930, Lloyd always enjoyed telling people that he was born six months before Christmas and six months after Christmas. He was born near Gillespie IL on the farm residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra and Nellie Whitworth and Lloyd was the youngest of five children.
Lloyd shared his childhood with two brothers and two sisters and attended Maple St. School in Gillespie, IL through the 7th grade until his family relocated to a farm near Coffeen IL. He graduated from the 8th grade in 1944, from Egypt School near Coffeen. Lloyd went on to attend and graduate from Coffeen High School in 1948.
In the fall of 1948 he started working g for Shell Oil Co. “Products Pipeline” and was employed at plants located in Zionsville, IN. and Terre Haute, IN. and continued working at those locations until he transferred to Wood River, IL where he retired in 1984.
In 1951, while still a Shell employee Lloyd was drafted into the U.S. Army. After Basic training, he served fifteen months overseas at Slazburg, Austria. During his active military duty, Lloyd was promoted to the rank of Sergeant until he was honorably discharged in 1956. After his discharge he returned to Terre Haute, IN for seven months and then transferred to Wood River IL for his remaining years with Shell Oil Co.
In 1986 He was employed by Boatmen’s Bank in downtown St. Louis Mo. He remained employed by Boatmen’s until his retirement in 1991. It was during this time he met Ginny Bullock and they were married in Las Vegas NV in 1993. After he retired He and Ginny moved to Hillsboro.
He is survived by his wife Ginny, sons David of Brownsburg, IN, Dennis of Staunton IL, stepsons Steve of Granite City and Dan of St. Louis Mo, one grandchild and 6 step grandchildren and one sister Verda MacDonald of Rosewood Heights IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Marie Bartels and brothers Ralph of Hillsboro and Earl who was serving in the U.S. Navy when he was killed in Oct. 1942 when his ship was sunk by a German submarine off the coast of North Africa.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 425 of Irving IL.

His remains were donated to St. Louis University.

 A memorial service will be held Saturday June 14th 2014 at 1:00 P.M. at Hough & sons funeral Home in Hillsboro with Jerry Dowding officiating.

Memorials can be directed to MCCA.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.
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Roy A. Carter, Sr.  FARMERSVILLE, IL - Roy A. Carter, Sr., 79, passed away at 10:10 p.m. at Springfield's Memorial Medical Center on Friday, May 30, 2014 after a courageous battle with Parkinson's disease.  Many of his family members were there by his side.

Roy was born on April 30, 1935 in Cleveland, Ohio.  The son of Florence (Thomas) Carter Finn and Joseph D. Carter.  In 1960, he married Reyesitas "Linda" Baros in San Juan Pueblo (Ohkay Owingeh), New Mexico at St. John's Catholic Church.  Preceded in death by both his mother and father, he is survived by his wife.

At the age of 17, Roy started a typesetting apprenticeship at the Cleveland Plain Dealer and due to his strong desire to travel, became a very active Tramp printer working in over a hundred different newspapers and printing shops throughout the country.  After years on the road and in an Airstream trailer, he settled in Espanola, New Mexico and started Master Printing Company.  He subsequently relocated his family to Illinois and ran Springfield's Hamann the Printer, and later established Carter Printing Company in Farmersville from which he retired five years ago.

Surviving children are Ron Carter of Lucasville, Ohio, with grandchild Carissa; Michael (Joleen) Carter of Guthrie, Oklahoma, with grandchildren Monica and Michael; Roy Carter Jr. (Lori) of Springfield, Illinois with grandchildren, Olivia and Colton; Tina Tilashalski (Ken) of Hoover, Alabama with grandchildren, Carter, Hunter Ann, Cole, and Chase; and Karen Harrop (Greg) of Chesterfield, Missouri with grandchildren, Anthony, John, and Emma; along with three great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings are Eugene Carter (Judy) of Park Ridge, Illinois; Robert Carter of Fairview, Ohio, and Eleanor Adkins (Tom) of Avon, Ohio.

and a many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at St. Mary's church on Tuesday, June 3 from 4:00 to 7:00.  On Wednesday, June 4, the funeral mass will begin at 10:00 with the burial immediately following in St. Martin Cemetery in Farmersville with Fr. Bunse officiating.

Memorials in his name may be left to the Farmersville-Waggoner Volunteer Ambulance Service.

Hough Memorial Funeral Home, Farmersville, IL, is in charge of the arrangements.  

Condolences to the family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

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Barbara A. (Currie) Martin, 54 of Energy IL but formally of the Hillsboro Area passed away May 30, 2014 at her residence.

She was born in Hillsboro IL on June 26, 1959 to Fred Law Sr. and Karen (Fletcher) Mount.

She attended Hillsboro area schools and was an LPN at area nursing homes.

She is survived by her mother Karen Mount of Energy, two sons Michael wife Kim Currie of Irving and Joe Martin of Energy, one sister Nancy “Janie” law of Mo., several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father Fred, and two brothers Fred Law Jr. and Bobby Lee Law.

Memorials can be made to the Barbara Martin Family.

Visitation will be Wednesday June 4th 2014 from 5-7 P.M. at Hough& sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro a private family burial will be at a later date

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.


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Helen Eileen Orr Engelman, age 94 of Raymond passed away on May 9, 2014, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab in Taylor Springs, IL. She was born December 8, 1919 in Raymond the daughter of the late Charles and Anna Mae Rents Orr.

Mrs. Engelman attended the Firmin Desloge Hospital School of Nursing in E. St. Louis.  

She worked for the US Postal Service at the Raymond Post office from 1955 until 1980 as a postal clerk .

Helen was a very good cook and folks would ask for her homemade pies especially for her custard pies, and was an avid Cardinal Fan.


She married Eilert Mitchel Engelman at the Calvary Baptist Church in St. Louis on May 20, 1940. 

He preceded her on May 6, 2006.

She is survived by daughter Sherdel Ann (Loren) Janssen of Carrollton, sons Jimmy Mitchel( Carol) Engelman of Raymond and Jon Allan(Ruth) Engelman of Springfield. She was the proud grandma of Tim (Kaaren)Janssen of Cedar Park, TX, Julia (Steve) Feig of Simi Valley,CA,  David (Jeannie) Janssen of Urbandale, IA, Michelle (Jerry) Dusek of Fruitland, IA and Mitchel Jon Engleman of Springfield and 11 Great grandchildren.

 She is surveyed also by a sister Rosemary (David) Hanna of Wichita, KS 


Besides her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a grandson Brian Engelman.


Memorials in her name maybe left to the Raymond Harvel Ambulance.


Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 14, from 4-7 at Hough Funeral Home in Raymond 

Funeral Services will be held at A Community of Faith Church  in Raymond at 10am on Thursday May 15.

Burial with Asbury Cemetery in Raymond.

Condolences to the family may be left www.houghfuneralhome.com

Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family  


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Ret. Master Sergeant Dale G. “Troop” Ogden of Raymond passed away on May 9, 2014, at Memorial medical Center in Springfield IL. He was born August 14, 1932 in Raymond the son of the late Henry Jacob and Dollie Ann (Myers) Ogden.

Dale served in the US Army as an MP and for 33 yrs was a Trooper for the IL State Police serving most of it at Dist 18. He had in the past also worked at Ozark Airlines in Springfield, IL as a reservationist.  

He was a Raymond Harvel Volunteer Fireman for a total of 53 years and actively for 32. 

He served as a County Board Member for 14 yrs. and he had served as the Zansville Twp Supervisor.

He was a Member of the Raymond American Legion Post 299, the Montgomery Co. Ducks Unlimited and the F.O.P.   He was a member of the Sorrell’s Farm Supply Bowling team and a avid Cardinal Fan.


He married Mary Ann McCallum on June 23, 1957 at the Raymond Methodist Church and she survives.

He is also survived by daughter Gail Ann Corwin of Raymond, daughter Shelley (Roy) Ogden-Jenkins of Raymond,  daughter Donna Dale (Thomas) Elmore of Farmersville and son Douglas (wife Johni)Ogden of Butler. He was the proud grandpa of Joshua Matthew Creasy of Farmersville, Brandon Allan Jenkins and Nicole Jenkins both of Raymond,  Alexandria Nicole Elmore and Amber Lynn Elmore both of Farmersville Eli Renee Ogden and Ean Elizabeth Ogden both of Butler.  He is surveyed also by a brother Donald Leon Ogden of Raymond.  


Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter Trey Ann Faye Ogden in 2004 and 3 brothers Bernard, Robert and Dean and a sister Dorothy Tarter.


Memorials in Dales Name maybe left to the Raymond Harvel Fire Dept. or Am. Legion Post 299.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday May 13, from 4-7 at A Community of Faith Church in Raymond 

Funeral Services will also be held at the Church at 10am on Wednesday May 14.

Burial with full Honors will be held at Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Honey Bend.

Condolences to the family may be left www.houghfuneralhome.com

Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family  


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Alice Kay McWilliams 72 of Taylor Springs formally of Farmersville and Donnellson passed away April 20, 2014, at Hillsboro rehabilitation and health care.
She was born on March 1, 1942 in Springfield IL to Neal and Mildred (Nixon) McWilliams.

She graduated from Pawnee High School and Greenville College.

She worked on the family farm and raised horses.

She was a member of the Pawnee Methodist church, charter member of the Pawnee rainbow girls, Eastern Star and past member of the American Quarter Horse association

She is survived by several cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her Parents and one brother Roger McWilliams in 2003.

Memorials can be directed to the Benld Adopt a pet.

A private burial will be in Horse Creek cemetery in Pawnee IL.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.


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Robert “Bob” Hendricks 95 of Raymond, Illinois passed away April 20, 2014 at Eastland Assisted Living Center in Auburn, Illinois. He was born October 23, 1918 in Harvel Illinois to Charles and Addie Dilbeck Hendricks. He married Geraldine Hiller on October 5, 1946 in Raymond, Illinois, She preceded in death in 2007.

He is survived by one son Paul( Jennifer) Hendricks of Divernon, Illinois, one grandson Kirk (Tami) Hendricks of Navarre, Florida, and two great granddaughters, Tessa Elizabeth and Mackenzie Geneva Hendricks also of Florida. He is also survived by one brother The Reverend (Ret) Charles Hendricks of Springfield, Illinois and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Bob was a WWII veteran serving in The Army Air Corps from 1941 to 1945, in The Solomon Islands, New Guinea and the Philippines, one of his greatest Joys was going on the Honor Flight to Washington DC in 2010. He drove a truck prior to and after his service retiring in 1982. He was an active member of the American Legion post in Morrisonville as well as a Member of the Litchfield Moose Lodge. After retirement he and Gerry split their time between Raymond and Las Vegas, Nevada playing their favorite video poker machines. For all who knew him he always had a joke to tell and enjoyed his breakfasts with “his girls” in Raymond, a die-hard Cub fan, he had the best neighbors in the world in Raymond and loved them all.

Memorials may be made to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight or Memorial Medical Center Hospice Program, The wonderful Hospice staff were always there to help.

Hough Funeral Home in Raymond, Illinois is in Charge of Arrangements, with the Funeral at 11:00 AM Saturday April 26, 2014 at the funeral home with the Reverend John Nelson of Hospice officiating., visitation will be prior the funeral from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

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Richard Allen Burkholder age 80 of St. Peters MO passed away at Barnes Hospital in St. Peters Missouri on April 16, 2014.

He was born the son of the late Earl and Hazel (Zuck) Burkholder on March 23, 1934 in Freeport Illinois.

Richard received a Masters degree in engineering from the University of Illinois. He served his country in the Air Force for five years. He was employed as a Medical Engineer.

Mr. Burkholder was a forward thinking person in the medical engineering field having obtained 15 different inventions. He was also well-respected having received numerous awards and accommodations.

He married Marion Brown on December 28, 1962 in Ladue Chapel in Ladue Missouri and she survives.

One son Dennis Richard and his wife Cindy Burkholder of St. Peters Missouri also survive him. He is the proud Grandfather of one granddaughter Isabel Brown Burkholder.

Besides his parents, 1 brother and 5 sisters also preceded him in death.

Memorials may be left to the St. Charles County Rose Society.

Graveside services with Military Honors will be held on April 23, 2014 at 11 AM at Asbury Cemetery in Raymond Illinois, Tom Mulch will officiate.

Hough Funeral Home is assisting the family.  

George D. Suits 96 of Hillsboro Passed away Thursday April 3, 2014 at Hillsboro Area Hospital.

He was born in Hillsboro on Sept 10, 1917 to George W. and Anna V. McCullers Suits.

He married Caroline Vollmar on April 21, 1940, in Hillsboro by the Rev. James E. Reynolds.

He served in the U.S. Army Co. C, 27 Battalion, Ft. Leonard Wood MO.

George started his career as an accountant for Anheuser Busch and he was a salesman for Moorman Feed Manufacturer in Carlinville for 15 years from 1945-1959 He retired as a district manager in 1978.

He is survived by one daughter Suzanne Vollmar Thompson of Vandalia.

He was preceded in death by his wife Caroline in 2012.

He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro and a member Mt. Moriah Lodge No 51 A.F & A.M., having served as Worshipful Master, the Hillsboro Chapter No 197 R.A.M., having served as Excellent High Priest and treasurer. He is a member t the Herman chapter No. 95 O.E.S. of Hillsboro, The Carrollton council No 48 R.A.M. Carlinville, the St. Omar Commandery No 30, K.T. of Litchfield, the Macoupin-Montgomery county Shrine club. A 32degree Mason, he is a member of the Springfield consistory and the Ansar Shrine Temple both of Springfield. He is also a member of the American Legion.

 

Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge services will be at 9:30 A.M.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M.

Funeral services will begin at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Joy Caschetta and Rev. Tom Compton officiating at the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro all on Tuesday April 8 2014.

 Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro with military rites conducted by Taylor Springs VFW #1306 and Irving American Legion #425                    

 Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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Steven A. Winsell 51 of Hillsboro formally of Gillespie passed away March 25, 2014 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield.

 He was born in St Louis Mo on Jan 26, 1963 to Charles and Jo Catherine (Steward) Winsell.

 He worked as a diesel mechanic for many years.

 He married Elizabeth Speed on Dec. 10, 2003.

 He is survived by his wife and two children Anthony “Tony” Winsell and Jessica Lynn Winsell both of Hillsboro.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Charles Winsell Jr. and one sister Reberta Reed.

 He was a member of the Living Waters Ministries in Litchfield.

Funeral services will be at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro on March 28 at 12:00 P.M. with Rev. Deborah Hoefker officiating, with a visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.

 Burial will be in Gillespie Cemetery.                    

 Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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Paul Greenwalt, age 66, of Raymond Illinois, passed away on March 20 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield Illinois. He was born August 4, 1947 in Carlinville Illinois, the son of the late Samuel and Mary McIntyre Greenwalt. Paul is well known in the area for his ability to operate heavy equipment having worked for Mackay Excavating in Raymond for nearly 30 years and for the last 10 yrs was the Owner/Operator of Greenwalt Excavating.

 

Paul enjoyed NASCAR and being outdoors.

He married Susan Gunn in Raymond on 2/16/2002 and she survives.  Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Michael (Stacey) Greenwalt of Shipman, 2 daughters, Michelle Greenwalt of Carlinville and Marissa (companion Kody Nimmo) Greenwalt of Harvel. He is survived by 3 grandchildren and also by a step daughter Chelsea Gunn of Raymond, also 2 brothers Richard Greenwalt and David (Gayla) Greenwalt and a step brother Eric (Diane) Vanwinkle all of Carlinville. Besides his parents, a sister, Myra Jean Greenwalt, preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Paul will be held on Tues March 25 at 10:00am at the “A Community of Faith Church” in Raymond.

Visitation will be held on Mon March 24 from 4-8pm also at the Church.

Burial will be held in Bethel Ridge Cemetery near Atwater.

Memorials in memory of Paul may be left to the Raymond/Harvel Ambulance, Bremmer Sanctuary or the Bethel Ridge Cemetery

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Nancy Lea (Allen) Herpstreith 75 of Butler passed away at her residence on March 13, 2014.

She was born on Oct.3, 1938 in White Hall IL to Hal and Elda Ruth (Morrow) Allen.

She graduated from Alton High School.

She married Merle Herpstreith on Feb. 2, 1980

She was a homemaker and a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints.

She is survived by her Daughter Denise husband Rodger Buske, Texas, Son David Anderson, Butler, Daughter Rebecca Goughenour, St. Charles Mo, Daughter Nancy husband Kurt Halleman, Witt, Daughter Katrina Boliard Nokomis, Step son Richard Herpstreith, Witt, Step daughter Susan Shears, Taylorville, Step son Kevin Wife Patty Herpstreith Nokomis,  Step son James wife Sharon Herpstreith, Witt Charles wife Cindy Herpstreith Taylorville, Step son Robert Herpstreith, Taylorville, Several Grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Merle in2009,  son Douglas Anderson 2 step sons David and Gary Herpstreith one step granddaughter Bobbie Jean Herpstreith, one sister in infancy Ruth Ann Allen.

Funeral service will be at Tuesday at 10 A.M. At Hough & Sons funeral Home in Hillsboro with Bishop Dale Volle

Visitation will be Monday March 17, 2014 from 5-7 P.M. at Hough & sons Funeral Home.                             

Burial will be at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield.

Memorials can be made to MCCA

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.



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 “Marcy” Marcella R. (Brown) Mutchler 87 the oldest of five daughters, of Springfield formally of Butler Passed away March 12, 2014 at Christian village in Lincoln IL after and extended illness. .

She was born Sept 2, 1926 in Butler IL to Miles P. and Lois M. (Karrick) Brown Rogers.

She was a homemaker for most of her life and later worked at the former turtle creek nursing home in Litchfield and at Hillsboro Health care center as a CNA.

She was a member of Butler Union Church. She loved gardening, antique shopping, collecting books, knives and swords. She enjoyed classical music and in her later years liked country music and enjoyed listening to her CD’s. She was an avid reader and enjoyed Shakespeare and the classics as well as books about all religions and ancient history.

She was an animal lover, especially cats. She had a soft heart for stray and feral cats and couldn’t let them go hungry. She had several favorite cats and had a very difficult time giving them up to others when she moved from Butler to Springfield in 2000. She could only bring her beloved Tony with her to Springfield and he remained with her until she entered Christian village in Lincoln in 2008.

She married Chauncey Mutchler on April 22, 1944. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by Sherri Olson of Springfield, Jack Wife Pat Mutchler of Springfield and Tarianne Ames and Husband Eric Shaver of Mechanicsburg.

13 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren, sister Grace husband Bernard Levine of Chatham. She was preceded in death by her parents, step father Hayden Rogers, Husband and daughter Connie Cartwright in 1975 and sisters Nancy Vanzo, Marilyn Rufus, Eleanor Massey.

Memorial can be made to adopt a pet in Benld.

Memorial service will be Monday March 17th 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Rev. Larry Moslener officiating Pastor of a Community of Faith Church in Raymond.

Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Monday.

Burial will be at a later date.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.



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Gene Hall 75 of Hillsboro passed away March 11, 2014 at John Cochran VA Medical center in St. Louis.

He was born on Dec. 18, 1938 in Irving TWP. To Everett and Vivian Hall and Step father Otto Kline.

He worked at Brown Shoe Co., in Litchfield; He had 14 years of service to Hillsboro including engineer/dispatcher for Hillsboro Fire Department and Hillsboro Police Department, and He then worked at Eagle Pitcher until it closed in 1982.

He was a member of the Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge 51 A.F & A.M., Royal Arch Masons, York Rites of Vandalia and ANSAR Shrine in Springfield; He twice was past master of the Walshville Masonic lodge 475. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1968, He was at Ft. Rucker Alabama where he was maintenance Crew Chief of fix wing and huey Helicopters.

He married Nila Bell on Feb. 13, 1961.

He is survived by his wife Nila, one son Warren Hall of Taylor Springs and one Granddaughter Ashley husband Craig Steed of Hillsboro.

He was preceded in death by his parents and step father.

Visitation will be Thursday March 13 2014 at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro from 5-7 P.M. with masonic rites at 7:00 P.M.

Funeral service will be Friday March 14 2014 at 1:00 P.M. with Rev. Jay Johnson officiating, pastor of Union Ave. Christian Church in Litchfield.

Burial will be in St. Johns Cemetery in Irving.

Full Military rites at graveside by VFW post 1306 of Taylor Springs and Irving American Legion #425.

Memorials can be directed to the Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.



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Mary I. White 87 of Hillsboro passed away Monday March 1, 2014 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield.

She was born in Hillsboro on Sept 29, 1926 to Ray and Sophia Watson Erwin.She Married Kenneth L. White on Dec. 27, 1952.
She and her husband owned and operated Kenny and Mary’s Café and service station and wrecker service in Hillsboro for many years; she also had an in home day care for over 32 years.

She is survived by one son Jim and wife Kristel White of Hillsboro and a granddaughter Jordan White of Hillsboro one sister Myrtle Barto of Raymond.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Kenneth one sister Elizabeth “Betty” Wagahoff and one brother Bob Erwin.

She attended Hillsboro United Methodist Church in Hillsboro.
Funeral service will be Thursday March 6, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Joy Caschetta officiating, at Hough & sons funeral Home, with a one hour visitation prior to services.

 Burial will be in Elm Wood Cemetery in Litchfield.
Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.


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Betty A. McBroom 76, of Butler passed away Saturday March 1, 2014 at Hillsboro Area Hospital.

 

 She was born Nov 13, 1937 in Butler IL to Floyd and Esther (Guinn) Karrick.
She attended Butler schools and was a graduate of Hillsboro High School in 1955.
She was an aide in Special needs classrooms for Hillsboro School District. She was a Girl Scout leader, Election Board Judge and an intragual of the Butler Community helping with many community events including homecoming and luncheons.

 She was a member of the Butler Union Church where she had been an Elder and Sunday School Teacher.

 She married James “Shad” McBroom on Dec. 3, 1955 and he preceded her in death in 1993.

 She is survived by daughters Karon husband Danny Seymour of Winter Springs FL, Sharon husband John Clark of Hillsboro, Kathy husband Jim Dickerson of The Villages FL and Stacy husband Stephen Labbe of Carmel NY, Grandchildren JC Seymour, Dylan Clark, Daphne and Amber Labbe and Great Grandchildren Andrew and Thomas Seymour, one sister Pearl and Husband James Kenny Stockstill of Butler one Brother in Law Gerald Singleterry. She was preceded in death by her parents, Husband and one sister Violet Singleterry.
Visitation will be Tuesday March 4th at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro from 5-7 P.M.

 Funeral service will Wednesday March 5th at 10:00 A.M.at Hough & Sons Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Moslener officiating, pastor of a Community of Faith Church in Raymond.

 Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield IL.
Memorial can be directed to Butler Union Church.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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Verna J. Easley Klemann 57 of Jacksonville formally of Hillsboro passed away Thursday Feb. 20, 2014 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield.

She was born on July 1, 1956 in Grubville Mo to Robert Easley and Ralph and Dorothy Baker.
She was a graduate of Nokomis High School in 1974.

She had been a taxi cab driver in the Jacksonville area for over 20 years.

 She is survived by her parents, one Daughter Chastity Hope Houser of Hillsboro and one Son Cicel James Klemann of FL. 8 Grandchildren, Brothers David Easely of Litchfield, Virgil Easley of Hillsboro and two sisters Bertha Elwood of Hillsboro and Mary Jackson of Johnson City IL.
She was preceded in death by her father Robert Easley.

She was a member of the 1st United Pentecostal church in Schram City.

Memorial service will be Monday Feb 24, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Paul Carter officiating, at Hough & sons funeral Home, with a one hour visitation prior to services.

 Burial will be at a later date

 Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.
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Delores L. Benning (nee' Pence) of Springfield, born March 31, 1934 in Litchfield, IL passed away February 16, 2014 at Heritage Health Center.  

Delores was born the daughter of the late Clyde and Della (Williams Pence of Litchfield.  She married Paul R. Benning on April 10, 1955, he preceded her on Dec. 3, 1994. 

Delores was the beloved mother to her children, Kathryn (Joseph) Guelbert of St. Louis MO and Timothy (Kimberly) Benning of Springfield IL and grandmother to Haley Benning.  

Delores was a dear sister to Shirley, Robert, Gloria, Ray, Tom, James and Judy and preceded in death by siblings Clyde, Harold, Russell, Dale, John, Ralph and Jane.  Delores was dear sister-in-law, aunt and friend to many.

Paul and Delores owned and operated Benning Equipment Co. in Raymond IL for nearly 30 years where they were long time residents.  Delores always had a smile for you and loved spending time with her family especially granddaughter Haley.  She will be greatly missed.  

Visitation will be held at Hough Funeral Home in Raymond Wednesday, February 19th from 4-7pm. Funeral services will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel Thursday, February 20th at 10am. Burial will follow at Asbury Cemetery.

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Clarence Francis Millburg, aged 81, of Raymond IL, passed away on January 9, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield IL.

He was born on September 10, 1932 in Harvel born the son of the late Walter and Agnes Todt Millburg. He was a member of St. Raymond’s Catholic Church and a lifetime member of St. Raymond’s K of C Council 4696.

He married Mary Lorraine Curvey on October 24, 1953 at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville Illinois.

Clarence was good family man and Farmer during his lifetime.

Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons Kenneth and wife Marianne Millburg of Glenarm IL, Pat and wife Karen Millburg of Springfield Illinois, Larry and wife Charlene  Millburg of Crestwood MO, Michael and wife Cindy Millburg of Morrisonville IL, and Greg and wife Marci Millburg of Sycamore IL he is also the proud grandpa of 15 grand children and 12 great grand children.  Two brothers, Jim and wife Patricia Millburg of Raymond, IL and Cecil and wife Helen Millburg of Litchfield survive him. One brother Earl Francis Millburg and a sister Rose Marie Millburg preceded him in death.

Memorials may be left to the Raymond K of C Council 4696 or the Panhandle Food Pantry.

Visitation will be held on January 13th 2014 from 4 until 7 PM at the St. Raymond Catholic Church in Raymond.

A Funeral mass will be held on January 14, 2014 at 10 AM at St. Raymond Catholic Church in Raymond.

Burial will be held at St. Raymond Catholic cemetery and Raymond’s Fr. Gerald Bunse he will officiate.

Hough Funeral Home in Raymond IL is assisting the family.

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Darrell L. Traylor 83 of Hillsboro passed away Dec. 31 2013 at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born July 5, 1930 in Coffeen IL to Edgar Alvin and Ethel Mae (McCaslin) Traylor.

He was a graduate of Hillsboro High School.

He worked at Caterpillar in Peoria; He was a farmer and had worked at Mormans Feed and Traylor Sealtest dairy products. He worked for Hillsboro TWP and was a bus driver for Hillsboro High School.

He married Doris Green In 1948.

He is survived by his wife Doris, Daughter Kathleen Beckom of Springfield two sons Elbert wife Christina Traylor of Lincoln NB and Steve Wife Nancy Traylor of Hillsboro 3 grandsons Todd and Chad Butler and Sean Traylor one granddaughter Randi Traylor, 2 great granddaughters Jordan and Abbie Butler and one Great Great Grandchild, one Brother Dale J. Traylor of Taylor Springs. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Ione Snider, Maddie  Matakes, Dallas Traylor, Delbert Traylor, Ethel Coleman, Denver Traylor, Don Traylor and Berthanel Traylor in infancy.

He was a member of the Waveland Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro Moose lodge #1377 and Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge #51 of Hillsboro.

Funeral services will be Saturday Jan 4, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Hough & sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Rev. Gary Hanover officiating

Visitation will be Friday from 5- 7 P.M. with masonic services at 6:30 P.M. and again Saturday at 10:00 A.M. until service time.

Burial will be in Waveland Cemetery

Memorials can be directed to Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge #51 or Hillsboro Area Hospital.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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Carolyn A. Smith 71 of Hillsboro passed away Dec. 30, 2013 at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born Dec. 27, 1942 in Litchfield IL to Steve and Genevieve (Auda) Banovz.

She graduated from Benld High School in 1964.

She was a homemaker and volunteered for many community functions especially vacation bible school.

She is survived by 2 daughters Pamela Smith and Donna ( husband Tony) Eickhoff and one son Paul Smith all of Hillsboro, 6 grandchildren and one great grandchild, one brother Steve (Wife Patricia) Banovz of Staunton and 4 sisters Gloria Hubbard of Nokomis, Marilyn McClard and Sharon Borders both of Litchfield and Marlene (Husband Don) Heigert of Staunton.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be Thursday Jan 2, 2014 at 11 A.M. at Hough & Sons Funeral Home with Mark Noyes officiating. Visitation will be Thursday one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be in Irving Cemetery in Irving

Memorials can be directed to Memorial home services or Montgomery nursing and Rehabilitation.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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Forrest N. Snow, 91, of Irving, Illinois, passed away Dec. 27, 2013, at Hillsboro Area Hospital.

He was born Nov. 24, 1922, in Irving to Frank and Jessamine (Norvell) Snow.

He attended Irving Grade School and Irving High School then graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1940.

He served in the U.S. Army in WWII from Feb. 1943 to Dec. 1945. In 2011, he participated in an Honor Flight to Washington, DC. After his discharge from the Army he entered into an apprenticeship with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local Union #982 in Detroit, Michigan. He had attained lifetime membership in the Union and in 2011 was honored by his Local as its longest standing member with 65 years of service.

He was a Master Mason for 62 years and was a lifetime member of the Irving Masonic Lodge #455.

He had been on the Irving village board for 14 years and had been Chief of the Irving Fire Department.

He married Charlotte Schooley in St. Louis in 1942. She preceded him in death in 2000.

He married Donna J. Pyatt in Peoria in 2003 and she survives.

He is also survived by one daughter Dale Snow of Joliet; two sons Harry “Jody” (Rita) Snow and Scott (Jean) Snow of Irving; one stepson Robert(Jill) Waldheuser of Carrollton and one stepdaughter Andrea (Matt) Cummins of Carrollton; 5 grandchildren, Tara (Jeremy) Walk, Daniel Snow, Jessamine (Taylor) Blackburn, Dora (Steven) Kennedy, Rebecca (Nathan) Grimm and  7 stepgrandchildren, Mallory and Robert Waldheuser, Courtney Waldheuser, Dylan Barnett, Madelyn, Nathan and Ian Cummins; 7 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by 3 sisters, Velma Kilday, Hartford, CT, Helen Land, East Peoria, and Lois McReynods, Peoria.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Charlotte, brother Harry Snow and sisters Marilyn Snow in infancy, Frances Merry, Wilma Tomamichel, and Faye Swisher.

Visitation will be Thursday, Jan 2, 2014, from 5-6:30 p.m., Irving Masonic rites will begin at 6:30 followed by a memorial service at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro with Rev. Randy Sands officiating.

Burial with full military rites will be Saturday Jan 4, 2014, 10 a.m. at Elmwood cemetery in Litchfield.

Memorials can be directed to the Irving Masonic Lodge #455.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Douglas G. Owens, age 53, of Harvel passed away in Springfield on Nov. 1 2013.

He was born on June 12, 1960 in Springfield, IL the son of the late Charles P. and Margaret Ann Siddens Owens.

Doug was a Lincolnwood High School graduate.  He worked as an Iron Worker and Heavy Equipment Operator. He was a member of the United Iron Workers and the NRA.  He had served in the Il Army National Guard.

He was an avid NASCAR and Cardinals Fan, he enjoyed all Motorsports, but especially Truck Pulls.  

 

He married Lori Bess on Aug 6, 1993.

Doug is survived by his Wife Lori, Daughter Abby Owens her companion Kooper Nimmo of Raymond, Stepson Adam (Kayla) Pennock of Litchfield, grandson Jace  Pennock, a brother, Phil (Melissa) Owens of Litchfield

 

Visitation will be held Wednesday Nov 6, 2013 from 4-7pm at the Raymond KC Hall

A Memorial service will be held at 7pm.

Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family    

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Thomas L Murray Sr, age 70, of Hillsboro Illinois passed away on October 23, 2013 at his home.  He was born the son of the late Wayne Frederick Murray and Kathryn Ann Miller Murray on December 2, 1942 in Brownstown Illinois.

He married Mable Lanzer on April 8, 1967 in Hillsboro Illinois and she does survive.

Mr. Murray served his country during the Vietnam era in United States Navy from 1964 to 1967.

Tom worked as a longwall mechanic at the Monterey Coal Mine in Carlinville for 28 years and was a member of the UMWA Local 1613. He was a member of the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro and also belonged to the Hillsboro Knights of Columbus, he was a member of the Hillsboro Community Senior Citizens and volunteered his time for the Meals on Wheels.

He is survived by daughter JoAnn Seward husband Brett of Taylor Springs Illinois, son Thomas L Murray Jr and wife Mary of Hillsboro, daughter Jody Shreve of Hillsboro daughter Jennifer Fenton husband Bruiser of Sorento, daughter Julie Beatty husband Ron of Hillsboro, son Brian Murray companion Stormie of Butler, son Travis Murray wife Danielle of Breese. Is the grandfather of 19 grandchildren and 4 great grand.

Tom is survived by brothers Dale Murray wife Barbara of Taylorville, Dan Murray wife Nancy of Irving, Leo Murray wife Martha of Irving, Raymond Murray wife Brenda of Altamont Springs Florida, Steve Murray wife Irma of Hillsboro,  Pat Murray of Hillsboro,  John Miller Murray wife Janice of Midlothian, IL, brother Gerry partner Glen of Arlington Texas, and two sisters Veronica Armentrout husband Glenn of Butler and Ann Maguire husband Perry of Staunton and Many Nieces and Nephews.

Besides his parents one brother Greg Murray preceded him in death.

Funeral services for Tom Murray will be held Monday, October 28 at 10 AM at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro with Fr. James Neuman and Fr. Dan Willenborg officiating.

Visitation will be held Sunday, October 27 from 3 until 6 PM at Hough and Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro Illinois. Burial will be in Ware’s Grove Cemetery in Butler Illinois.

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Maurietta Cora yard, age 96 of Farmersville passed away on September 15, 2013 at  St. Joseph’s Home of Springfield. She was born in Jersey County Illinois on December 16, 1916 to the daughter of the late August and Francis (Weitikamp) Beiermann.

She was a graduate of Divernon High School. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Farmersville

She married John Yard on May 2, 1937 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Farmersville he proceeded her in death in 1998.

She was a homemaker and with her husband owned the Clover Farm Grocery in Farmersville Illinois for many years.

She is survived by three daughters Marge husband Mike McCardle of  Minneapolis, Donna husband Tom Donaldson of Carlinville,  Jeanne and husband Roger Williams of Farmersville and also 8 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grand Children.  Besides her husband and parents four brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday September 19 at 10 AM at the St. Joseph’s Home Chapel in Springfield Illinois.

A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service also located at St. Joseph’s Home Chapel in Springfield.

Burial will be held at St. Maurice Catholic Cemetery in Morrisonville Illinois

Memorials may be left to the Farmersville Waggoner Ambulance   or the Farmersville Revitalization Project.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

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Loretta Jean Bergman McCartney 56 of Irving Passed away Sept 11, 2013 at 10:09 P.M. at her residence.

She was born on Oct. 24, 1956 in Hillsboro to Fred “Sonny” and Roberta “Bertie” Schneider Bergman.

She was a graduate of Hillsboro High School.

She worked at Schutt Manufacturing in Litchfield.

She was married to Jim Hefley that later ended in divorce, she married Martin McCartney and he preceded her in death in 2002. She is survived by her companion Shawn Murray of Irving.

Also surviving is her Father one son Ken and wife Tabitha Hefley of Hillsboro and one daughter Lindsey McCartney of Irving and her fiancée Tanner Murphy and grandchildren Kaylee, Jacob and Gunner Hefley of Hillsboro. Sisters Linda husband Dennis Montgomery of Decatur, Luann Husband David Chappelear of Hillsboro and Laura husband Lane Caulk of Irving.

She was preceded in death by her Mother Bertie, one daughter Kaci McCartney.

She was a member of the liberty church in Bingham.

In Lieu of Flowers memorials can be made to the Hefley Educational Fund.

Visitation will be Friday from 5 – 8 p.m. at Hough & Sons funeral Home In Hillsboro and Funeral service will be Saturday Sept 14th at 10:00 A.M. at the Funeral Home, with Rev. harry Kirk officiating.

Burial will be at Asbury Cemetery in Raymond

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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Randy J Pope, age 57 of Raymond passed away Wed. Sep. 4, 2013 at Barnes- Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  He was born on May 7 1956 in Hillsboro, IL, the son of James H. and Betty Gorsage Pope. He married Terri Furness in Hillsboro, IL on July 30, 1978 and she survives.

Randy loved life on the farm and was a dedicated farmer his whole life. He was a 1974 graduate of Lincolnwood High School and had also served on the Panhandle School Board for 16yrs, 2 of which he served as President.  He also served on the Panhandle Education Foundation and was a FFA Alumni and had served as a  Rountree Twp trustee. He enjoyed sports especially NASCAR and the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals.  He served a number of years on the Raymond-Harvel Sports Association Board and was a volunteer little league baseball coach.  Randy enjoyed life, but never so much as he did as when he was at Disney.

Randy loved his family and was the father of two daughters Alexis (Vince) Walch of Raymond, and Casey (Chris) Fair of East Alton, IL and a son Cody (Aby Lee) Pope of Springfield. Besides his wife and children he is survived by his mother Betty (Larry) Jenkins of Raymond, a sister Penny (Robert) Grundy of Morrisonville, and brother, Allen (Vivian) Pope of Nokomis. He is also the proud Grandfather of his grandson Paxton Walch of Raymond.    

Funeral services will be held Mon. Sep. 9, 2013 at 10:00 am at A Community of Faith Church in Raymond, Visitation will be held Sunday Sep 8, 2013 from 3-6pm also at the church. Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery in Raymond, IL. Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Nelda Ludwig 95 of Hillsboro passed away July 29, 2013 at 2:15 A.M. at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

She was born in Hillsboro IL on Oct. 17, 1917 to Frank and Vaughn (Suits) Brooks.

She was a graduate of Hillsboro High School in 1935

She worked for consolidated coal company in Coffeen IL for over 15 Years.

She married George Ludwig on Oct. 12, 1940; He preceded her on Sept 4, 1982.

She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church and she was active in the Alter and Rosary Society. She enjoyed playing cards with friends and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.

She is survived by William “Bill” Ludwig and his wife BoBae of Inverness IL and one Daughter Nadine Ludwig Rodden and her husband Roger of Roswell GA, 5 granddaughters Jennifer Clark, Jacqueline Kelly, Jessica Ludwig Nice, Alison Rodden Ferdinando and Erin Rodden and 5 Great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother Irl Brooks.

A public visitation will be Wed. July 31 from 5-7 P.M. with a public rosary at 4:30 P.M. at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

Funeral Mass will be Thursday Aug. 1 2013 at 10 A.M. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, with The Very Rev. James L. Neuman V.F. officiating.

Burial will be in St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Memorials can be made to Masses at St Agnes or Wounded Warrior project.        
Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting the family.



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Rodney “Steve” Cook Jr., age 54, of Golden Illinois, formally of this area, passed away on July 27, 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis Missouri.

A celebration of life will be held at the home of Sharon Rowland at 11 Circle dr in Farmersville Illinois on August 2, 2013 from 4 until 8 PM.

Memorials may be left to the Central Summer Baseball.

Rodney was born in Olney, Illinois on November 15, 1958, the son of Rodney Cook Sr of Auburn, IL and Viola Stanley Brady of Loveland, Colorado.

He was a 1978 Graduate of Lincolnwood High School and JWCC Truck Driving School.

He married Sherri Lanter on July 17, 2006 at the Victorian Inn in Camp Point, Illinois and she survives.

Steve worked as a pump tester at Gardner Denver in Quincy Illinois.  He was a volunteer for Morgan County United Way; he was the coach for the Parker Little League baseball and the Morgan County slo-pitch softball coach.   He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Denver Broncos fan, dedicated dirt track racer and fan, a great father, grandfather, husband, son, brother, uncle and friend to all.

 Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by a son Bobby (Heather Crary) Gutierrez of Parker Arizona and grandson Jameston Gutierrez, 3 step children Tony Boehler(Jillian )of Iowa City IA  Lora Boehler and Hanna Boehler of Golden, brothers and sisters include Dennis Cook, Sheila Cook, Lee Frank Cook, Brock Brady and Renee Brady along with several Nieces and Nephews.  A brother Harvey Cook preceded him.

Hough Funeral Home in Raymond is assisting the family.

Condolences to the family may be left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

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Murl White 79 of Schram City passed away Tuesday July 23, 2013 at 2:42 P.M. at his residence.

He was born in Coffeen IL on Jan 7, 1934 to Leonard J. and Iva G. Garwood White.

He retired from Hillsboro Glass Factory; He owned and operated Whites Lawnmower service in Schram City.

He married Betty J Martin on April 11, 1953.

He is survived by his wife Betty, one son Steve wife Laura White of Hillsboro, two daughters Kim husband Dean Davidson of Hillsboro and Cheri husband Mike Huber of Coffeen, 7 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, two brothers Russell White of Coffeen and Dale White of Hillsboro and one sister Jessie Neathery of Greenville.

He was preceded in death by his parent’s, one granddaughter Cheryl Davidson, one Great-granddaughter Taylor Shanks, one sister Mildred Bess and four brothers Clifford, Cecil, Burrell and Wayne.

Memorials can be made to Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department Dive Team.

Grave side memorial services will be held on Saturday July 27, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Oak Grove cemetery in Hillsboro with Lawrence Price officiating.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements.

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Goldia F. King, age 91, of Raymond passed away July 13, 2013 at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

She was born in Rosemond Illinois on June 25, 1921, the daughter of the late James Benjamin and Abby M Curry Reynolds.

She was a lifelong member of the Wares Grove Church where she was active in the ladies aide. She was a member of the Montgomery county Farm Bureau, the Red Hats along with various card clubs and coffee groups.

She married Robert W. King on November 18, 1939 at her parent’s home in Witt. He preceded her in death on January 23, 2004.

She is survived by one daughter Linda (husband Dr. Max Eakin of Glen Carbon Illinois and one son Dale King of California. Eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren and a sister Dorothy Autery of Godfrey Illinois also survive her. Besides her parents and her husband two daughters Loretta Bruntjen and Donna Cravens and also 5 brothers and 3 sisters precede her in death.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 18 at Hough Funeral Home in Raymond from 5 until 7 PM.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 19 at 10 AM at the Wares Grove Church in Butler Illinois.

Memorials may be left to the Raymond and Harvel Ambulance Squad or to the Wares Grove Church. Condolences to the family maybe left at www.houghfuneralhome.com

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Visitation for Lee William Marten, 64, of Raymond, will be held 4-8pm on July 17, 2013 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Raymond, Illinois. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on July 18, 2013 at St. Raymond’s Catholic Church with Christian burial at St. Raymond’s Catholic Cemetery.  Hough Funeral Home will be organizing services and Rev. Fr. Gerald Bunse will officiate.  Memorials may be made to the Panhandle Food Pantry in Raymond or Covenant Network of St. Louis.

Mr. Marten died at 8:35 a.m. Saturday, July 13, 2013, at his home in rural Waggoner after a struggle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  Lee was born in Litchfield, IL on Oct. 10, 1948 the son of the late Francis and Ruth (Boehler) Marten

He was a lifelong farmer, having been raised on a dairy farm. He graduated from Lincolnwood High School in 1966 and from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education in 1970. After one year spent teaching high school agriculture in Athens, Illinois, he started farming with his brother Carl, growing crops and raising hogs.

Mr. Marten served as a director for 16 years on the Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative board. He was the president and a Zanesville Township board member for the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. He also served on the Panhandle Community Unit School District Board for 12 years as well as the St. Isidore’s School Board.

Mr. Marten was a devoted Catholic, serving on the Diocesan Finance Council, as the chairman for the Litchfield Deanery Pastoral Council and as a trustee for St. Raymond’s Parish. He taught high school and junior high school religion at St. Raymond’s and often participated in the 24-hour Eucharistic adoration. He was an avid collector of religious material such as books and videos always with the spirit of being able to share them with others.  He also helped maintain the historic Our Lady of the Highways Shrine along Route 66 established by his older sister Loretta on their farm in 1959.

His memberships included being a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus, lifetime FFA Alumni, Illinois and Montgomery County Farm Bureau, and the Illinois Route 66 Association.

He loved to travel and was especially fond of Alaska and grateful to be able to make the journey after suffering a stroke. His 35th wedding anniversary would have been July 15th, 2013.

Surviving are wife, Mary (DeBarr) Marten; children, Ellen Marten of Springfield, Emily (Marten) and Peter Stork of Crown Point, Indiana, and Thomas Marten of Raymond, 1 granddaughter, Eleanor Stork, a sister Jane and Larry Hockett of Springfield; brothers, Joe and Barbara Marten of Litchfield, Tony and Paulette Marten of Litchfield, Raymond and Debbie Marten of Raymond, Carl and Marlene Marten of Raymond; sister-in-law, Judy Marten of West Lafayette, Indiana; as well as many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, brother John Marten and sister Loretta Ludek.

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Gail K. (Barno)  Stoecklin  Links of Coffeen formally of Greenville and Hillsboro passed away June 30, 2013 in Louisville KY.

She was born in Hillsboro IL to John and Lucille (Hart) Barno.

She was a graduate of Hillsboro High School.

She was a homemaker.

She married Larry “Butch” Links in 1999.

She is survived by her husband Butch, three sons Mike Stoecklin of Saunemin IL, Trevor Stoecklin of Greenville and Tim Stoecklin of Greenville and one stepson Greg Links of Greenville IL, 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers Mike wife Mako Barno of Jacksonville FL, Steve Barno of Radcliff KY and one sister Karen husband Mike Miller of Longview TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Gary Barno

 Memorials can be made to donor’s choice.
A visitation will be Friday July 5, 2013 from 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. at Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro.

Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of local arrangements.

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Mary Jane (Wilhelm) Taylor, 90 of Irving Passed away June 25, 2013 at 2:45 A.M. at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born June 123, 1923 in Irving IL to Henry and Bertha (Fogle) Wilhelm.

She was a cook at the Canton Inn for many years.

She is survived by Floyd wife Marilyn Taylor of Irving, Ed Companion Norma Taylor of Irving and Charles Wife Roberta Taylor of Joliet, 4 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her companion of over 30 years Merle Jones, two daughters Doris Caulk and Rose Fenton and 5 brothers.

Memorials can be made to the Irving Century House.
Grave side services and burial will be at King Cemetery in Irving on Friday June 28, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with Rev. Randy White officiating.

Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. until service time at the funeral home.
Hough & Sons Funeral Home in Hillsboro is in charge of arrangements 

 
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Patricia M. Wilson, age 72 of Raymond died Thursday June 20, 2013 at Memorial Hospital Hospital in Springfield, IL . She was born in Livingston, IL on Nov. 16, 1940. Her parents were the late Thomas & Mary (Gierak) Tsupros. She married Ira Leroy Wilson  in Litchfield in 1960. She had retired from Heritage Manor in Litchfield having been a Physical therapist after 17 yrs of employment.

She is survived by one Son Thomas of Alton, IL daughters Bonnie Wilson of Raymond, Nell Belsher of Moberly Mo., Patricia Wilson of Raymond

She is also survived by 5 Grandchildren Danny, Brian Cheyenne, Alyssa, of Cleveland TX, and Andrew of Raymond, IL, She is also survived by Brothers Marion (Dorothy) Tsupros of Livingston and James (Mildred) Tsupros of Stauton and a sister Virginia Smith of Gillispie. Mrs. Wilson is preceded by 2 Grandson Donavon and Mike 3 sisters Bessie Howard, Helen Yooung, and Trene Scott.

Memorials in lieu of flowers are to the MCCA  

Visitation will be held Monday June 24 from 9-11 with the funeral following at 11:00am

at Hough Funeral Home in Raymond Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery.

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