Taylorville Obits Archives for 2023-01

Roger Estes

Roger Estes, 63, of Taylorville, IL, passed away on January 28, 2023, at his home. Roger was born on May 21, 1959, in Aurora, IL, the son of Harvey Clifton and Charlotte (McCaslin) Estes. His father passed when he was a baby and he was raised by his mother and Jim Adkins. 

 

Roger loved his family and friends dearly and always had a smile or story to share. He loved cars and spent much of his career in the car business. Roger loved racing and cheering for his favorite sports teams and found his greatest joy in connecting with others. 

 

Roger is survived by his children, Heather (Brian) Thompson and Heath (Candi) Estes; grandchildren, Evan Thompson, Audrey Thompson, Jaxon Estes, Jonah LeDuc, Adam LeDuc, Avery Bruns, Reese Bruns, and Lilly Merritt; dad, Jim Adkins; sisters, Betty Jo Estes, Shirley Anderson and Kandee Kamer and brothers, Jimmy Estes, Byron Adkins and Jamie Adkins. 

 

Roger was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Billy Estes and Ralph Estes, and son, Brandon Estes.

 

A visitation for friends and family will be held on Thursday, February 2, 2023, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. A funeral service will immediately follow at Sutton Memorial Home, with Pastor James Jones officiating. Roger would love everyone to be comfortable and please come in casual or your favorite sports attire. 

 

Memorials may be made to the family C/O Sutton Memorial Home, 327 N. Clay Taylorville, IL 62568. Memorials received will go to the fund for the Brandon Estes Bitty Basketball League at the Christian County YMCA. 

 

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Rebecca Lynn Roach

Rebecca Lynn (Erwin) Roach, 55, of Taylorville passed away at 5:55a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2023 in her home.  She was born on March 5, 1967 in Decatur, the daughter of Dianna Borkhardt Sims and Wes Huddlestun.  Rebecca loved spending time with her grandkids and kids.  She loved her dog Mini.  She enjoyed riding four wheelers and anything to do with mud.  Rebecca loved going to the Covered Bridge Festival.  She was full of life and was always up for getting her hands dirty and fixing things. 

She is survived by her mother: Dianna Sims of Taylorville; father: Wes Huddlestun of Lincoln; sons: Christopher Erwin (Nikki) and TJ Forrest (Rachel) both of Taylorville; daughter: Tisha Sheppard (Tyler) of Taylorville; grandchildren: Kaylee Campbell, Kendra Erwin, Jacob Campbell, Lawrence (Boo) Erwin, and Keagen Erwin all of Taylorville; brothers: Marion Erwin (Kim) of Atwood, Tony Erwin of Arcola, Roy Sims Jr. of Kentucky, and Jim Huddlestun of Lincoln; and sisters: Shelia Winebarger (Sims) of Kentucky and Regina Fugate of Kentucky.  She was preceded in death by her step-father: Roy Lee Sims; brother: Billy Joe Sterling; her grandparents and uncles.

Rebecca will be cremated, and her family will host a celebration of life at a later date.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Rebecca, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

Robert Dean Stare

Robert Dean “Robbie” (Thomas) Stare, 18, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Taylorville, IL and Mattoon, IL, passed away on January 24, 2023, in Springfield, IL. Robbie was born on April 7, 2004, in Springfield, IL, the son of Rebecca Stare of Taylorville, IL.

Robbie is survived by his siblings, Sanora and Elizabeth Stare of Taylorville, IL, and their mother, Rebecca Stare; Robert D. Thomas of Murfreesboro, TN, Marissa Thomas, Dalton Ridgeway, and Cheyanne Thomas of Springfield, IL, and Gracelyn Thomas of Greenville, IL; grandparents, Harold and Cheryl Gambill of Mattoon, IL; Carolyn Koke of Springfield, IL; Betty Stare of Taylorville, IL; girlfriend, Jasmine Jardon of Springfield, IL; several cousins, nieces and nephews; as well as his biological mother, Tracy Thomas of Springfield, IL.

He was preceded in death by his biological father, Robert E. Thomas, grandmothers, Judith Thomas, Connie Gambill and grandfather, Robert A. Stare.

Robbie attended Lanphier High School and CACC in Springfield, IL, and had just graduated in the Class of 2022. He recently earned a certificate as a certified welder. Robbie was loved by so many. He will be remembered for his bright blue eyes, loving nature, big heart, but above all else, he loved his friends and family.

He enjoyed listening to all types of music, was an avid gamer and loved playing football. He loved attending St. Louis Cardinal games with his papa.

A visitation for friends and family will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023, from 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 4:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home, with Pastor Taylor McManigell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Robert’s name may be made to Taylorville Youth Football, Taylorville Junior Football League, CACC Welding Program or Mattoon Youth Football.

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is in charge of arrangements.

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Mildred A. Nelson

Mildred A. Nelson nee Fennell, age 88.  Late of East Hazel Crest (Chesterfield neighborhood of Chicago). Devoted wife of 38 years to the late Edward H. Nelson, Sr.

 

Beloved daughter of the late William and Helen Fennell; Dear mother of Cynthia (late Thomas) Scheib, Sandra (Gerald Sr.) Viall, Janice (Michael) Naddy and Edward H. (Teresa) Nelson, Jr.; Cherished grandmother of Carrie Scheib, Caitlin Scheib, Jerry (Melissa) Viall, Lisa (Adam Yassky) Viall, Joseph Viall, Sean Naddy, Kylie (Ryan) Muha and Noah Nelson.  Great-grandmother of 12 and great-great-grandmother of 1. Preceded in death by her siblings, Merriam (Edward) Weglarz, Helen Miller and Carl Mason. Wilma Arbuckle; Gladys Nelson; Helen Noelle; Dearest friend and cousin of Barbara Raminski; Dearest Aunt to many. Resting at the Tews-Ryan Funeral Home, 18230 S. Dixie Hwy. Homewood, from 9 am until the time of prayers at 10 am Tuesday, January 31.  Funeral Mass 10:30 am Tuesday at St. John Neumann (formerly Joseph Church), 17951 Dixie Hwy. Homewood, IL.  

 

Mildred never met a stranger; she was an avid Cubs fan and a big supporter of all her grandchildren and cherished all her friendships. The family would like to thank the caring Staff at the Artis Memory Care in Elmhurst and Gentiva Hospice.  Instead of flowers, memorials to the Mercy Home, Misericordia, or the Parish of St. John Neumann would be appreciated. Interment St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, Illinois. For additional information, contact Tews-RyanFH.com or call 708-798-5300.

Adrianne L. Ostermeier

Adrianne L. (Smith) Ostermeier, 53 of Edinburg, passed away at 12:22a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2023 surrounded by her family in her home.  She was born on February 22, 1969 in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Gregory A. and Denise (Nitzsche) Smith.  She married William Scott Ostermeier on July 4, 2004 in Edinburg.  Adrianne earned her Master’s Degree from Truman State University and worked for Springfield School District #186 where she worked with new teachers entering the district.  She was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg where she assisted in many roles including as a Sunday School Teacher.  She was an artistic individual and enjoyed scrapbooking and antiquing.  She enjoyed organizing parties and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone she could. 

She is survived by her husband: Scott Ostermeier; children: Andrew Ostermeier, Quinn Ostermeier, Zach Ostermeier, and Kyle Ostermeier; grandchildren: Sunnie Ostermeier and Asher Ostermeier; parents: Greg and Denise Smith of Columbia, Illinois; brother: Tyler Smith (Angela) of Eureka, Missouri; mother-in-law: Charlott Ostermeier of Edinburg; father-in-law: Dale Ostermeier of Edinburg; brothers-in-law: Mark Ostermeier (Tracy) of Taylorville and Tony Ostermeier (Lindsey) of Mechanicsburg; and sister-in-law: Chrissy Cagle (Jeremy) of Sherman.

Adrianne will be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at 10:00a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Edinburg with Pastor Gaylord Spilker officiating.  Visitation will take place from 4:00p.m. until 7:00p.m. on Friday at the church as well as 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday.  Inurnment will take place at the Grove City Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church or for an education fund for her children, c/o the Ostermeier Family.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Adrianne, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com. 

Barbara J. Aten

Barbara Jean Aten, 83 of Pana, passed away at 2:51a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2023 in Pana Community Hospital.  She was born on August 17, 1939, the daughter of Oden B and Sylvia (Cooper) Evans.  She married Robert L. Aten on February 4, 1962 in Hidalgo, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on May 25, 2012.  Barbara worked for many years as the head cook at the Lake Lawn Inn in Pana and was a member of the Pana Christian Church

She is survived by her children: Douglas D. Aten (Vicky) of Honokaa, Hawaii, Robert D. Aten of Pana, and Brenda J. Shouse (Willis) of Cowden; grandchildren: Dayle M. Aten and Samantha D. Shouse; and siblings: Richard D. Evans of Decatur, Richard W. Evans (Delores) of Houston, Texas, and Nancy. 

Mrs. Aten will be cremated, and no services will be held at this time.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Barbara, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  

Phyllis Louise Moomey

Phyllis Louise Moomey, 82, of Taylorville, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 3:29 a.m. at her home in Taylorville, IL. She was born on November 5, 1940 in Jacksonville, IL, the daughter of Francis Cleo and Beatrice Grace (Burke) Richey. She married Ronald Moomey in Nokomis, IL, and they later divorced. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville and the Taylorville Red Hat Ladies. Phyllis loved animals and would take in any strays. She was a very giving person with a big heart.  Phyllis also loved music and enjoyed a good concert, where she could be seen dancing and singing along.  She especially loved to hear her granddaughter, Kayleigh, sing. 

She is survived by her significant other: Lyle “Spike” Woodard of Taylorville, IL; children: Cathy (Larry) Mizeur of Owaneco, IL; Renee (Dave) Coppock of Billings, MT; Peggi (Mark) Cisco of Stonington, IL; step-children: Sandra (Resa) Mastali of Celebration, FL; Kari Dunn of Shelbyville, IL; daughter-in-law: Velia Moomey of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Kate (Randy) Temain of Taylorville, IL; Kenneth Moomey Jr. of Taylorville, IL; Paul Mizeur  of Taylorville, IL; Mark (Jayme) Mizeur of Assumption, IL; Cierra Coppock of Bellingham, WA; Josh (Stephanie) Cisco of Mt. Auburn, IL; Kayleigh Cisco and Fiancé John Whalen of Coffeen, IL; Nicole Cisco of Stonington, IL, and eleven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two children: Mark Allen and Kenneth Lee Moomey.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 10:00-12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 12:00 noon at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Father Piotr Kosk officiating. Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Christian County Animal Control.

David N. Myers, Sr.

David N. Myers, Sr., 86, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

David was born February 8, 1936 in Springfield, the son of Charles and Birdie Lee (Farrow) Myers.  He married Zora Marie Phillips in Springfield, and she preceded him in death on April 20, 2005.

David proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He worked for Pendleton Motors in the service department, retiring in 1998. David enjoyed tinkering and working on small motors, and he helped many people with their lawnmower maintenance.  He was an honest, hardworking, and kind man, that loved a good jigsaw puzzle.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Ethel Weinkauf, Ruth Ellis, and Peggy Nance; brother, Charlie Myers; and sisters, Lena and Ruby.

David is survived by his son, David N. Myers, Jr. of Springfield; grandchildren, Michelle Edwards, Loretta London, Ann Ganther, Rich Ganther, Peggy Ganther, and Trista Williamson; and several great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Graveside Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2023 at Camp Butler National Cemetery, 5063 Camp Butler Rd, Springfield, IL 62707, with military honors provided by the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County and the Department of Defense.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with ceremonies.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of David, or to offer condolences to his family.

 

Janie D. Nobles

Janie D. Nobles, 61, of Kincaid, passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Arcadia Care in Auburn.

Janie was born September 17, 1961, in New Orleans, LA, the daughter of Beau and Betty (Johnson) Badgett.  She married Roger W. Nobles, Sr. and he preceded her in death.

Janie worked as a nurse for many years in area nursing homes. She had unwavering faith in her God, and proved that by the way she lived her life and raised her family.  Janie enjoyed riding around on her electric scooter and drinking Pepsi.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Jeanie and Michelle.

Janie is survived by her children, Angela Sharp of Kincaid, Roger W. Nobles, Jr. of Kincaid, Randy Nobles of Kincaid, Zach (wife, Sara) Nobles of Taylorville, and Zoe Nobles of Taylorville; grandchildren, Daylynn Hill, Niryana Sharp, Jozlynn Sharp, and Aurelia Schoof; sisters, Donna Maskel and Jackie Badgett; and several nieces and nephews.

Cremation rites will be accorded, and no services will be held.

The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with arrangements.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Janie, or to offer condolences to her family.

 

Shirley A. Umberger

Shirley A. Umberger, 83 of Taylorville, passed away at 10:55a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023 at Taylorville Care Center.  She was born on July 27, 1939 in Owaneco, the daughter of Michael and Marjorie (Buckles) Umberger.  Shirley attended schools in Owaneco and Taylorville and worked as a nurse for many years. 

She is survived by her children: Debra Ransdell of Nokomis, Lisa Bland of Tovey, and James Finuf of Indianapolis; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; siblings: Jeannie Smith of Idaho, Wilma Mauney of Tennessee, Mickey Umberger (Karen) of Metropolis, Rene Pickett (Mike) of Springfield, Jackie Billings (Ralph) of Springfield, and Dennis Umberger (Tina) of Nokomis; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; step-mother: Lolita Umberger; children: Kevin Ransdell and Laura Churchill; and siblings: Robert (Dorothy) Umberger and Dorothy (Billy) Ellinger.

Shirley will be cremated, and the family will host a celebration of life at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Shirley, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

Darryll Martin "Marty" Beaman

Darryll Martin “Marty” Beaman, 59 of Taylorville and Charleston, passed away on Monday, January 23, 2023 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  He was born on July 14, 1963 in Taylorville, the son of Darryll Miller and Beverly Joyce (Lowe) Beaman.  Marty graduated from Charleston High School and earned his degree in accounting from Eastern Illinois University.  He loved watching movies and enjoyed spending every Saturday at his parents’ home watching a movie together.  He had a special place in his heart for dogs, especially his favorites Odie and Turbot. 

He is survived by his parents: Darryll and Beverly Beaman of Taylorville; sister: Catherine A. Jensen (companion, Bill Metzler) of Taylorville; nieces: Kelci Hite of Mattoon and Savanna Las (Kyle) of Taylorville; and great nephews and niece: Camdon Las, Colby Las, and Kelijyah Flemming.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Mary E. Beaman and Floyd and Juystine Lowe.

Marty will be cremated, and no services will be held at this time.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Marty, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefunerlhome.com.

Doris Ann Cunitz

Doris Ann Cunitz, 78, of Taylorville, IL, passed away on January 14, 2023 in Taylorville, IL. Doris was born on November 22, 1944, in Taylorville, the daughter of Edward and Virginia (Brownfield) Lukach. Doris married George Cunitz on April 8, 196l, in Taylorville, IL.

Doris was survived by her children, Richard Scott (Christine) Cunitz and Eric Cunitz; grandchildren, Richard Jr. (Brittany) Cunitz, Randy Cunitz and Erica Cunitz; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Donna Dance and one brother, Frank Lukach; She was also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Cunitz; daughter, Lisa Cunitz; brother, Charles Howard and her maternal and paternal grandparents;

Cremation rites have been accorded by Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Glenn E. Sherman Sr.

Glenn E. Sherman Sr. “Chief Dego”, 85 of Taylorville passed away at 6:58p.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  He was born on July 14, 1937 in Taylorville, the son of Frank Rex and Betty Bernice (Burke) Sherman.  He married Sharon Kay Davis on April 16, 1962 in Springfield, and she preceded him in death on February 19, 2010.  Glenn proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.  Following his time in the service, he went to work for Caterpillar where he retired following a 50-year career with the company.  Glenn was a true outdoorsman, he loved hunting, fishing, and attending rendezvous.  He enjoyed riding motorcycles and owned bikes of all kinds throughout his life.  Most days he could be found eating breakfast at Bill’s Toasty.  He had a true zest for life and never had a bad thing to say about anyone.  More than anything he loved his family, by whom he will be dearly missed.

He is survived by his children: Glenn Sherman Jr. (Fran) of Taylorville, Frank Sherman (Wendy) of Decatur, Vince Sherman (Mindy) of Taylorville, Twyla Sherman of Taylorville, Toni Sherman of Taylorville, Ashley Beveridge (Andrew) of Pana, Hannah Coleman of Taylorville, Season Sherman (Ronda) of Taylorville, and Joseph Sherman of Taylorville; numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren; sibling: Frank Sherman (Linda) of Roanoke, Virginia, Kathy McLaughlin of Owaneco, Roy Sherman (Dorothy) of Taylorville, Selena Horn of Owaneco, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother: Rex Sherman.

Glenn will be cremated and his family with host a celebration of his life at a later date.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Glenn, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

Lloyd Conant

Lloyd Conant, 76, of Taylorville, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 6:18 p.m. at his home. He was born May 17, 1946 in Erie, PA, the son of Kenneth Conant and Leola Conant (Thornton). He married Marjorie Ellen (Siegrist) on August 4, 1973 and she preceded him in death.

Lloyd graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a Bachelors degree in Sociology and worked for the State of Illinois as a Legislative Printer for many years before his retirement. He was an avid Illini sports and White Sox fan and loved golfing, having a hole-in-one at Timberlake Golf Course in Sullivan, IL. Above all, he loved his family, church, and the Lord and was an active member of the church and choir at First United Methodist Church in Taylorville and Laurel United Methodist Church of Springfield.

He is survived by his sons: Richard A. Conant of Springfield, IL; Jeffrey L. Conant of Springfield, IL; Michael A. Conant and fiancée Karen Kilberg of Ypsilanti, MI; and brother, David L. Conant of Witt, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and sister, Deborah S. Willhoit.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral service will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorials in Lloyd’s honor may be made to the American Diabetes Association or First United Methodist Church of Taylorville.

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

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Darin H. Brown

Darin Harrison Brown, age 57, beloved son of Jack & Penny Brown of Taylorville, died suddenly Friday, January 13, 2023 at his home in Spring Hill, Tennessee.  Darin was born May 27, 1965 in Taylorville.  He was a graduate of Taylorville High School in 1983 and Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1987.  He and his dear wife Cindy were married 33 years ago, June 17, 1989 in Merced, California.

Darin was employed for a number of years in the newspaper business in Oklahoma, California, and Tennessee.  He also served as an ordained Baptist Pastor in several churches in the area.  Darin was a talented musician on the guitar and trombone as well as composing his own music.  He was a man of faith who lived his life sharing his faith through word and music.  We will miss his kindness, his beautiful smile, his voice, and his hugs.  He is forever in our hearts.

Darin is survived by his wife Cindy Brown, Spring Hill, Tennessee; daughter, Bethany Hadden (Dr. Kyle), Jacksonville, Illinois; son, Josiah Brown, Spring Hill, Tennessee; grandchildren, Robby & Daniel Hadden, Jacksonville, Illinois; brother, Trenton Brown (Megan), Rancho Palos Verde, California; parents, Jack & Penny Brown, Taylorville, Illinois.  He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Daris & Blanche Ellen Boaden and Mae Brown Woods.

A private family service will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville with Rev. Dick Wamsley officiating.  Burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Darin, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.  Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association, 2501 Chatham Rd, Ste. 210, Springfield, IL 62704.

Diane Simpson Anderson

Diane (Simpson) Anderson, 70, of Taylorville, passed away on Saturday, January 14, 2023, at Taylorville Care Center.

Diane was born May 10, 1952, in Decatur, the daughter of Richard William and Lorene “Dora” (DeSelms) Simpson, and she was raised in Velma by Kenneth and Helen DeSelms. Diane married Larry Anderson, and they later divorced.

Diane graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1970.  She worked in the fitting room at the Taylorville Wal-Mart, where she retired after 31 years of service. Diane’s greatest joy was her granddaughter, Vivian, with whom she would spend as much time as possible.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Diane is survived by her daughter, Christina Rogers of Taylorville; granddaughter, Vivian Rogers of Taylorville; sister, Patsy Kerney of Lake Wales, FL; and aunt, Mary Agnes Simpson of Taylorville.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.  The funeral ceremony will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Josh Wertz officiating.

Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorial contributions may be made: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Diane, or to offer condolences to her family.

 

JoAnn Harper

JoAnn Harper, 91, of Hewittville passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 7:10 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL. She was born on December 23, 1931 in Taylorville, IL, the daughter of Harry Floyd Orr and Myrtle Lorraine (Mills) Orr. She married Owen H. Harper on December 4, 1948 in the Taylorville Free Methodist Church Parsonage in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on May 2, 2020.

JoAnn worked as a Machine Operator at Sangamon Card Company for many years before retiring in 1994. She was an active member at Taylorville Christian Church, Taylorville VFW Post 4495 Auxiliary and The American Legion Post 72 Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughters: Kathleen (Ray) Richards of Taylorville, IL; Marilyn (Christopher) Sturek of Bailey, CO; Grandchildren: Melony (Wharton) Dorton of Taylorville, IL; Mirka Sturek of Durango, CO; Braden Sturek of Durango, CO; Great-Grandchildren; Mia Dorton and Tyler Dorton; Sisters: Donna LeFever of Edinburg, IL; Karen Harvel of Taylorville, IL; Pam Jacobs of Taylorville; IL; Brothers: Ronald (Betty) Orr of Taylorville, IL; Richard Orr of Taylorville, IL; Roger (Retha) Orr of Cowden, IL; Sister-in-Law: Janet Orr of Taylorville, IL; Brother-in-Law: John “Butch” (Mary) Harper of Assumption, IL and many nieces and nephews.

JoAnn is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers: Harry Orr; Larry Orr; Robert Orr; and Sisters: Mary Durbin and Shirley Orr in infancy.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held the following day at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home with Pastor James Jones officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

Larry 'Doc' Prose

Larry “Doc” Prose, 76, of Morrisonville, passed away at 12:14 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Doc was born November 5, 1946, in Litchfield, the son of Loren A. “Bill” and Gladys L. (O’Brien) Prose. He graduated from Morrisonville High School with the Class of 1964 and went on to proudly serve our country in the United States Army as a medic during the Vietnam War.  Doc married Sharon Lynn Bolen on October 31, 1970, at the Davis Memorial Christian Church.  They enjoyed over 52 years of marriage.

Doc was employed at Caterpillar for 44 years, retiring as a company man.  He was community minded, serving on many civic boards and volunteering his time and talent for many other local organizations.  Doc was dedicated to the V.F.W. Post #4495 for decades, cooking for every fundraiser, bartending at “Afterglow”, holding various positions, and serving on the burial detail until his death.  He also served as treasurer on both the PMRA board and board of directors for the Morrisonville-Palmer Fire Protection District for many years.  Doc was also a lifelong member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Morrisonville, and longtime member of the American Legion Post #721 in Morrisonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Edward Prose.

Doc is survived by his wife, Sharon Prose of Morrisonville; daughter, Jacinda Prose of Taylorville; son, Lex (wife, Rhonda) Prose of Forks, WA; grandchildren, Alexa (husband, Ben) Hylton, Cort (wife, Lindsay) Prose, Whitlee Prose, Trent Prose, and Matilda “Tilly” Prose, all of Forks, WA; great grandchildren, Lane and Ryan Hylton, and Booker Prose; brother, Carl (wife, Mary) Prose of Streamwood; sister, Carolyn Prose of Morrisonville; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to meet at the V.F.W. Post #4495, 515 N. West Ave, Taylorville, IL 62568, by 11:00 a.m. to line up and process to Morrisonville Cemetery for an 11:30 a.m. graveside ceremony on Saturday, March 18, 2023, where military rites will be rendered by the Christian County Honor Guard and United States Army.

A celebration of Doc’s life will follow at the V.F.W. Post #4495 until 3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: American Legion Post #721, 607 Ricks Street Morrisonville, IL 62546, or the V.F.W. Memorial Home, 515 N. West Ave, Taylorville, IL 62568.

The family has entrusted Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home in Morrisonville with ceremonies.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Doc, or to offer condolences to his family.

Dennis O'Malley

Dennis M. O’Malley, 82, of Nokomis, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 3:10 A.M.  at Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was born on September 29, 1940 in Witt, IL, the son of Wm O’Malley and Celia Bertha (Brown) O’Malley.

 

Dennis was a 1958 graduate of Nokomis High School and joined the U.S. Navy shortly after. He married Doris O’Malley on February 6, 1965 at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL. Dennis was a member and founder of the Nokomis Bowling Association and was an avid golfer. He ran his own golf Tournament, The O’Malley Open, for 25 years and loved boating, Illinois, and The Chicago Cubs. Dennis retired in 2000 after working as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service.

 

He is survived by his wife: Doris O’Malley; Daughter: Michelle (Jeff) Kimbro of Caitlin, IL; Sons: Dennis (Rosalind) O’Malley of Nokomis, IL; Daniel (Kim) O’Malley of Bingham, IL; Grandchildren: Josh and Jenny Kimbro; Amber (Bryant) Wright; Nick O’Malley; Taylor (Beau) Hutchison; Tylor (Alexis) Knisley; Spencer O’Malley; Great-Grandchildren: Brody, Baylor, and Brynn Wright; Issac and Greta Hutchison; and Brother: Donald O’Malley of Decatur, IL.Dennis is preceded in death by his parents; Granddaughter: Ayden O’Malley; Sister: Dorothy Ann Kottwitz; and Brothers: Billy, Gerald, and Chuck O’Malley.

 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 9:00-11:00 A.M. at St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL. Funeral Mass will immediately follow at 11:00 A.M., with Father Michael Meinhart officiating. Interment will follow at St. Louis Catholic Cemetery in Nokomis. The family asks that you do not dress up and that you wear your favorite sports attire to the service.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to the St. Louis Catholic School Ayden O’Malley Scholarship fund.

 

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

 

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Sr. Ann Frances Gross, ASC

SR ANN FRANCES GROSS, ASC, 88. died peacefully at 9:40 pm, Sunday, January 8, 2023 at
Benedictine Living Community on the grounds of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows near
Belleville, Illinois.
Sr. Ann Frances was born on November 19, 1934 in Evansville, Illinois, she was baptized Anna Lee
and was the ninth of ten children in the family of Michael and Martha (nee Bleem) Gross. Michael and
Martha had four daughters join the ASC community in Ruma, Illinois.
Sr. Ann Frances made her first profession on July 1, 1954 and her final vows on July 1, 1959. She has
been professed for 68 years.
During her 46 years in the nursing profession, Sr. Ann Frances played an essential role in several
projects which increased the services offered by the three hospitals where she worked. At St.
Vincent’s in Taylorville, she supervised the renovation of the emergency room. She also played a vital
role in the education and training of operating room technicians and assisted them in reaching
certification. At St. Clement’s in Red Bud, she assisted in setting up orthopedic, eye and neurological
clinics. At St. Joseph’s in Murphysboro, she set up the obstetric department in the newly-opened
hospital. She felt called to nurse the whole person back to health and championed for the best care for
her patients.
Qualities that people found admirable in Sr. Ann Frances were her love of children, her positive
attitude, and her strong sense of responsibility. She accepted with valor the blindness that came in her
later years.
She is survived by her sister - Sr. Mildred Gross, ASC, her sister-in-law Loretta Gross, many nieces
and nephews and members of the ASC community.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 5 Brothers – Paul (Margaret) Gross, Leo (Ethel) Gross,
Milton (Dorothy) Gross, Francis Gross and a baby brother who died at birth; and 3 Sisters – Florence
(Raymond) Bussman, Sr. Marina Gross, ASC and Sr. Mary Martin Gross, ASC.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:15 am, Friday, January 13, 2023

Benedictine Living Community at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
726 Community Drive, Belleville, Illinois
Immediately following Mass, the funeral procession will travel to the
Convent Cemetery in Ruma, Illinois for burial
Visitation: Friday – 9:15 am – 11:15 am

Benedictine Living Community at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
Donation in memory of Sister Ann Frances Gross may be sent to the ASC Retirement Fund, 4233
Sulphur Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63109 or online at www.adorers.org “Support our Ministries”
To view this obituary and sign the register book, visit www.wpfh.net

Timothy E. Mayes

Timothy E. Mayes, 69 of Taylorville, passed away at 4:11p.m. on Monday, January 9, 2023 at Springfield Memorial Hospital.  He was born on February 9, 1953 in Butte, Montana, the son of Thomas E. and Doris (McIntosh) Mayes Sr.  He married Theresa Schroyer on November 28, 1975 in Taylorville.  Tim worked in manufacturing for many years including at Macon Metals and GSI.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid sports fan, especially the Cubs and Bears.  He had a passion for demo derbys and competed in many throughout the years.  Reading was another favorite hobby of his, especially westerns.  More than anything he loved his family, especially his grandchildren. 

He is survived by his wife: Theresa Mayes of Taylorville; children: Tammy Bowers (David), Timothy Mayes Jr.(Alicia), and Tiffany Mayes all of Taylorville; grandchildren: David, Emma, Chloe, Timothy, Taylor, and Roy; he was one of 13 children, including his siblings: Brenda, Terry, Ted, Bonnie, Connie, and Roberta; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father: Junior Weakley; great grandson: Kai; and several siblings. 

A visitation for Tim will take place from 4 until 6p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2023 at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville.  Following the visitation, a dinner will be hosted at the Bethel Baptist Church near Sharpsburg.  Memorials may be made to Taylorville V.F.W Post #4495.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Tim, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

Mr. Albert "Cheesy"Puccetti

Mr. Albert “Cheesy” Puccetti, 88, of Tovey, IL died Monday, January 9, 2023 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  He was born January 23, 1934 in Tovey, IL the son of Leo and Maria (DelMagro) Puccetti.  Albert married Margaret Pop on June 9, 1956 in Taylorville, IL and she preceded him in death May 26, 2022.  Cheesy retired after 32 years at Peabody Mine #10.  He was a member of the U.M.W.A., the Taylorville VFW and the Kincaid American Legion and is a past Trustee for the Village of Tovey.  Mr. Puccetti honorably served his country in the US Army during the Korean War.  Surviving are: 3 sons Michael “Mickey” (Katherine) Puccetti of Girard, IL David (Kim) Puccetti of Taylorville, IL., Mark (Kristin) Puccetti of Tovey, IL a sister Anita R. Lucas of Kincaid, IL a sister in law Claudine Puccetti of Chatham, IL., 6 grandchildren Michael Puccetti, Katie (Derek) Emery, Brooke (Rob) Wangen, Matthew Puccetti, Nicholas Puccetti, Jacob Puccetti, 7 great grandchildren Bella, Ryker, Rhyett, Addison, Cole, Luke and Case along with many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 66 years Margaret, and 2 brothers Joseph and Geno Puccetti.  Private family funeral services are planned.  Masterson’s in Kincaid is assisting his family with arrangements.  Condolences and memories may be shared at mastersonfh.com and will be printed and given to the family.

Carolyn Sue Kingston

Carolyn Sue Kingston, 80, of Windsor, IL, passed away peacefully, at home, surrounded by her family at 11:05 a.m. on Friday, January 6, 2023.

 

Carolyn was born on November 29, 1942, in Pana, the daughter of Richard and Helen (Paradee) Budds. Carolyn married Harold E. “Speedy” Kingston on October 19, 1959, and they celebrated 42 years of marriage before his passing on February 21, 2001. Carolyn worked at Continental Bondware in Shelbyville for many years and later Agri-Fab in Sullivan. She also provided in-home care for others and worked at the Windsor Food Center until her retirement. Carolyn enjoyed camping, mushroom hunting, crocheting, reading, puzzles and spending time with family and friends. She was loved dearly and was referred to as “mom” by many. She was a very independent woman who took care of her family. We always knew who to turn to for answers. She will be missed by so many.

 

She is survived by her son, Harold “Doug” Kingston of Windsor; daughter, Gina Szachnitowski of Windsor; grandchildren: Jodie (John) Edwards of Beecher City, Mandy (Garren) Eaton of Mattoon, Becky (Mac) Frederick of Shelbyville; Mary (Derek) Hackett of Mattoon, Sarah Szachnitowski of Mattoon, Emmy (Nic) Ledoux of Casey and Kelsey Szachnitowski (Josh) of Windsor; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and siblings: Vivion, Cecelia, Keith, Kathy, Dawn, Julia, Mark and Lisa.

 

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Vickie Williams and siblings: Dona, Deanna, Dick and Lyle.

 

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2023, in Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place in Bethel Cemetery in rural Shelbyville. Memorials may be made in her honor to the American Cancer Society and mailed to Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, 207 N. Oak, Windsor, IL 61957. Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home in Windsor is assisting the family.

 

Family and friends are invited to light a candle or share a story in Carolyn’s honor at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

 

Patricia R. Landers

Patricia R. Landers, 71 of Taylorville, IL, passed away on Thursday, January 5, 2023 at 4:03 a.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She was born on September 14, 1951 in Middletown, IL, the daughter of Charlene Marie Poole and Harold Dean Poole. Patricia married Harold Leach in April of 1975 and they later divorced in March of 1996. On December 26, 2001, she married Gerald (Gary) Landers of Taylorville and he preceded her in death in November of 2010.

Patricia retired from the Secretary of State after working there nearly 35 years. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Middletown and loved working in her garden and canning. Her family meant the world to her.

She is survived by her children: Debbie (Josh) Stephens of Taylorville, IL; Matthew Leach of Richmond Hills, GA; Marcus Leach of Taylorville, IL; and Bobbi (Marvin) Gomez of Denver, CO; Grandchildren: Kaitlyn Leach, Christopher Leach, and Cory Leach of Salt Lake City, UT; Logan Leach of Richmond Hill, GA; Austin Totten, Lucas Stephens, and Alexander Stephens of Taylorville, IL; Paige Gomez of Denver, CO; and Taryn Landers of Eugene, OK; Brother: Joe Poole of Bloomington, IL; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Patricia was preceded in death by her husband, parents, three brothers: Gary Poole; Roy Poole; and Paul Poole; and her son: Terry Landers.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral services will be held the following day at Sutton Memorial Home at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Brennan Hurley officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Camp Butler in Springfield, IL.

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

Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

Gene A. Peters

Gene A. Peters, 87 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 2:05 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville, IL. He was born on September 2, 1935 in Taylorville, IL the son of Lee Clinton and Faye Arminta (Hardin) Peters. He married Donna Harmon on March 15, 1958 in Taylorville, IL. Gene was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Taylorville and the Taylorville VFW Post #4495. He retired from Caterpillar in Decatur where he worked for 40 years as a pipefitter. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving in Korea immediately following the conflict.

He is survived by his wife: Donna Peters of Taylorville, son: Matthew Peters of Taylorville, grandchildren: Austin (Miranda) Peters, Evan Peters and Ryan (Delanie) Peters all of Taylorville; Great-Grandchildren: Colbie, Allison and Collins Peters all of Taylorville; sister: Sonja Heldebrandt of Nokomis and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Darrell, Roy and Jerry Peters, Sisters: Phoebe Schwemin and Hope Peters and Great-Granddaughter: Kinsley Peters. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to The First Presbyterian Church of Taylorville or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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

Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

John Daniel Litteken

John Daniel Litteken, 74, of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday January 4, 2023, in Taylorville. Dan was born on June 28, 1948, in Boonville, Missouri, the oldest son of John G. Litteken and Loretta C. Twenter. He married Carolyn Gerling on October 13, 1972, at the Newman Catholic Center in Columbia, Missouri. Dan retired as the General Manager of the Morrisonville Farmers’ Cooperative in 2017 after 40 years. He served as an enlisted member of the US Air Force from 1967 to 1971 as a Crew Chief for B-52s. He graduated from Central Missouri State University and earned his MBA from Sangamon State University. Dan was a longtime member of Saint Mary Catholic Church in Taylorville and previously served on the school board for St. Mary School as well as board member and president of the St. Mary’s Parish Council. Dan served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Grain and Feed Association of Illinois and on the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation Board as well as the Hospital Board. He volunteered his time with Sertoma Club, the Taylorville Arts Council and Missions for Taylorville.

 

 

Surviving are his Wife: Carolyn Litteken of Taylorville, IL; Son: Christopher (Maureen) Litteken of Cedar Mill, OR; Daughters: Jessica Litteken of Los Angeles, CA; Chelsea (Christopher) Miller of Lake Oswego, OR; Grandchildren: Bailey and Brooklyn Litteken of Cedar Mill, OR, and Clayton and Callum Miller of Lake Oswego, OR. Also surviving are his siblings: Tim Litteken of Columbia, MO, Juliana Litteken of Lee’s Summit, MO, and Ted Litteken of Neosho, MO. He was preceded in death by his Parents.

 

The Funeral Mass for Dan will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville at 11:00a.m. with Father Piotr Kosk officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the church in Taylorville. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 108 W Adams St., Taylorville, IL 62568 or the Morrisonville Community Ambulance Service, 709 Sarpy St, Morrisonville, IL 62546.

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements.

William D. Moorehead

William D. Moorehead, 75 of Mt. Auburn passed away on Monday, January 2, 2023 at 6:56 p.m.at his home in rural Mt. Auburn, IL. He was born on December 9, 1947 in Decatur, IL the son of William and Rosemary (Merold) Moorehead.

 

He is survived by his children: Tadd Moorehead (Sarah) of Chatham, IL; Stefan Moorehead (Leah White) of Arlington Heights, IL; Sheri (Joel) Clayton of Mechanicsburg, IL; Alice Moorehead (Ashley Ferris) of Decatur, IL and Eric Moorehead of Mt. Auburn, IL; grandchildren: Brendan Moorehead (Meredith), Adalyn Smith (Reed), Cameron, Colton, Corbin, Claira and Canaan Clayton and Hugo Moorehead-White. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Amanda Moorehead.

 

Anyone who knew Bill knew he was a complete character. He never met a stranger in his life. Quick to talk about his favorite coffee, recent trips on his motorcycle, what he was doing at Camp One Way, or share what his children and grandchildren were doing. His love of his children and family never relented. When Bill got a hold of an idea, he never stopped until that idea was a reality. His work in recovery programs and helping kids through the foster care system was a guiding light. 

 

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Remnant Church in Blue Mound, IL. Memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 11:00 a.m. at Remnant Church in Blue Mound, IL with Pastor Mike Smith officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

 

Memorials may be made to Camp One Way or Remnant Church.

 

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

 

Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

Sandra Marie Donaldson

Sandra Marie Donaldson, 79, of Taylorville, passed away at 11:51 a.m. on Wednesday, December 28, 2022, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Sandie was born March 27, 1943, in Springfield, the daughter of Wayne B. and Jacquelyn M. (Osterholt) Rich.  She graduated from Morrisonville High School with the Class of 1961, where she met the love of her life, Eugene “Don” Donaldson, Jr.  They were married on September 12, 1964, at St. Maurice Catholic Church in Morrisonville, and they enjoyed over 58 years of marriage.

Sandie worked at the Palmer Elevator for many years, before staying home to manage the household and raise her children.  She loved cooking and baking, and everything she made was delicious.  Sandie was also an avid coffee drinker and reader, never forgetting to read from her bible every night.  She was raised in the Morrisonville United Methodist Church and remained true to her faith her entire life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sons, Scott and Steve Donaldson; and stepmother, Kathryn Rich.

Sandie is survived by her husband, Don Donaldson, Jr. of Taylorville; children, Jackie (husband, Don) Zlaty of Flora, IN, Sara (husband, Mike) Vice of Kincaid, and Greg (wife, Barbara) Donaldson of Taylorville; grandchildren, Zach (wife, Tori) Donaldson, Ryan Donaldson, Taylor Donaldson, Kaysi (Aaron Robertson) Vice, Lucas (Olivia Arteaga) Vice, Alyie (husband, Rit) Norman, Kaytlynn Donaldson, Kay (husband, Elwood) Adams, Krista (husband, Ted) Ostermeier, Zackary Wicker, and Zaydyn Donaldson; 13 great grandchildren; brother, Stan (wife, Doris) Rich of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Private family ceremonies were held.  Interment followed at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Greg Donaldson, Zach Donaldson, Elwood Adams, Zaydyn Donaldson, Lucas Vice, and Don Zlaty had the honor of serving as pallbearers.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Christian County Senior Citizens, 701 W. Adams Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

The family entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with ceremonies.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Sandie, or to offer condolences to her family.

Charles "Charlie" Ralph Hardy

Charles “Charlie” Ralph Hardy, 80, of Tower Hill, IL, passed peacefully on Monday, January 2, 2023, in Pana Community Hospital in Pana, IL with his loved ones by his side.

 

Charlie was born on October 5, 1942, in Shelby County, the son of Ralph and Wanda (Wilcoxon) Hardy. He was a 1960 graduate of Tower Hill High School. On April 16, 1961, Charlie married the love of his life, Carleen Foor, and they were blessed with 61 years of marriage. Through the years, Charlie worked at Mueller Casting, The Oliver Corporation, Grabb Motors and farmed most of his life in the Tower Hill area. He served on the Tower Hill School Board and the Assumption Coop Board. He was a member of the Tower Hill Christian Church and the NRA. He enjoyed farming, shooting his firearms, woodworking, hunting mushrooms, riding four-wheelers and spending time with his family. Charlie was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to many. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved him dearly.

 

Charlie leaves behind his loving wife, Carleen of Tower Hill; four sons: Michael Clay (Joanna) Hardy of Tower Hill, Luke Eric Hardy of Tower Hill, Chad Lincoln (Carrie) Hardy of Moweaqua and Mathew Jay (Dawn) Hardy of Tower Hill; five grandchildren: Joshua (Kimberly) Hardy, Nichole Hardy, Coulter Hardy, McQuade Hardy and Mackenzie (Aaron) Riley; three step-grandchildren: Gwyn Gilkson, Alexandrea Jones and Katie Jones and 16 great-grandchildren with #17 on the way.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Seth Hardy; two sisters: Barbara Hubner and Linda Pritts and one niece, Trudy Filchak.

 

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2023, in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville with Reverend Derrick Ritchie officiating. Burial will take place in Tower Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 6, 2022, in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Memorials may be made to the Tower Hill Christian Church or the Tower Hill Cemetery and mailed to Lockart-Green Funeral Home, 302 W. Main, Shelbyville, IL 62565.

 

Family and friends are invited to light a candle or share a story at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.

 

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