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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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