Taylorville Obits Archives for 2023-09

Charlie Ruyle

Charlie Ruyle, 80, of Morrisonville, passed away surrounded by family at 9:20 p.m. on Thursday, September 28, 2023, at his home.

Charlie was born February 26, 1943, in Litchfield, the only child of Walter Andrew and Ellen M. (Wagner) Ruyle.  He graduated from Gillespie High School with the Class of 1961, and while attending high school began his career in the funeral profession assisting his local funeral home with funerals and their ambulance service.  Upon graduation, Charlie accepted his first full-time position selling burial clothing and sundries, and that soon led him to casket sales.  He would sell caskets until the day he died, working for several local companies, currently Matthews International Funeral Solutions.  Though casket sales were his career, his devotion was to the many communities he served through funeral service.  Charlie assisted several funeral homes throughout the decades and was currently employed with the Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Homes for the past 20 plus years.  He was devoted to the bereaved and wanted their loved one’s funerals and memorials to be as special as any others.

On August 6, 1966, Charlie married the love of his life, Sharon E. Schmidt, at the Gillespie Zion Lutheran Church.  They enjoyed over 57 years of marriage, and the last thirty-three in Morrisonville.  They have been devoted members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Harvel, where Charlie served on many committees and held several positions, most recently Elder. He had few hobbies, because of his dedication to his professions, but he never missed a chance to have lunch or dinner at Charro’s in Taylorville.  Charlie’s other favorite pastime wasn’t just spending time with his family but spoiling his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Sharon Ruyle of Morrisonville; daughters, Heidi Massie of Morrisonville, and Ann (husband, Rich) Ganther of Morrisonville; grandchildren, Memphis (wife, Savannah) Sullivan of Morrisonville, Maddie Massie of Springfield, Dalton (wife, Brooke) Thomas of Bury St. Edmunds England, and Cody Ganther of Morrisonville; great grandchildren, Maelee and Macklen Sullivan; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends, Larry Rogers, Megan Steely, Fan & E. Camacho, and his favorite waitress, Ying; and numerous funeral directors and families who will always be grateful for his years of help.

Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 304 Carlin Street, Morrisonville, IL 62546.

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 402 Monroe Street, Harvel, IL 62538 with Rev. Joseph Nehring as celebrant.

Interment will follow the funeral ceremony at Asbury Cemetery in Raymond.  The family is hosting a luncheon at the American Legion Post 721 in Morrisonville following committal services.  Donations of food may be made to the American Legion on Wednesday morning.

Memorial contributions are suggested to: Trinity Lutheran Church, 402 Monroe Street, Harvel, IL 62538, or Benld Adopt-A-Pet, 807 Stewart Avenue, Benld, IL 62009.

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

David D. Dawson

David Dwain Dawson, age 79, passed away on September 28th after a lengthy battle with cancer.  Dave was born in Taylorville, Illinois, on January 25th, 1944, the son of Neal Benton and Edna Irene (Brown) Dawson.  He is survived by his wife Lynn (Bifford) Dawson, his daughters Amy Yuzenas (Dennis) and Sarah Dickinson (Jim), and bonus daughters Lindsay Hedden (Nathan) and Lauren Murtha. He adored his five grandchildren Abby Yuzenas Parker (James), David Yuzenas, Carter Dickinson, Davis Dickinson, and Olivia Hedden, and his nephew Michael Dawson, all of whom will miss him tremendously.  Mark Alan Dawson, his brother, preceded him in death.  

   Dave was a tool design engineer and manager at Caterpillar in Decatur for many successful years.  He loved music, movies, and sports of every kind, especially the University of Michigan football team.  He cared deeply about the environment and human rights and passed these ideals on to his children and grandchildren.  Dave was extremely proud of his family and made countless visits to them across the country, never missing a grandchild’s graduation. Some of his favorite vacations were visiting Pere Marquette State Park, Starved Rock State Park, sailing the Caribbean on a Windjammer tall ship, and exploring Ireland.  

   Dave’s laughter and sense of humor will live on in our memories forever. We hope that Dave is sharing a cheeseburger in paradise with Jimmy Buffett and swapping stories with old friends.  

   A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, October 22nd from 3:00–6:00 at Burton’s Tap in Langleyville. In lieu of flowers, we encourage people to make a gift to their charity of choice, or go out for a meal with friends or family and raise a glass in Dave’s honor.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of David, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

David L. Brasche

David L. Brasche, 75, of Taylorville, passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side on Friday, September 29, 2023, at Taylorville Care Center.

David was born February 13, 1948, in Taylorville, the son of Joseph and Mary Louise (Bozarth) Brasche.  He graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1966 and attended Kaskaskia College.  David married Sheryl E. Ketchum on February 15, 1969, at Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville.  They enjoyed over 54 years of marriage.

David proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War.  Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Peabody #10, where he was working prior to joining the service.  David worked at Peabody #10 until its closure in 1995, and then went on to work for Dominion, Kincaid Station, until his retirement.  David was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post #4495, where he held several positions over the years, including Commander in 1980-1981 and 2014-2016.  He was also a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Taylorville.  Dave loved to be with his friends and family, whether it was bowling in league, playing golf, or fishing. He and Sheryl loved vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks and Ft. Myers Beach, FL. David was proud that his sons shared his strong work ethic and enthusiasm for enjoying life. Most of all, David loved being Grandpa, and adored Sarah and Kyle.

He was preceded in death by his parents; maternal grandmother, Lena Bozarth; paternal grandmother, Leona Rosetti; and paternal grandfather, Albert Brasche.

David is survived by his wife, Sheryl Brasche of Taylorville; sons, Ryan (Jennifer Prose) Brasche of Jonesboro, AR, and Jared (Brittany McLaughlin) Brasche of Taylorville; grandchildren, Sarah Brasche of Fayetteville, AR, and Kyle (Emma Beck) Brasche of Taylorville; sister, Mary Jo (husband, Ken) Werth of Lincoln; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Greenwalt of Edinburg, and Joni (Scott Austin) Havener of Spring Hill, FL; and several nieces and nephews.

 Visitation: The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023, at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

Funeral Ceremony: 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at the funeral home with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating.

Interment with military honors will follow the funeral ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: V.F.W. Memorial Home, 515 N. West Avenue, Taylorville, IL 62568.

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

 

James J. Brown

James J. Brown, 88 of Taylorville, IL, passed away on September 28, 2023, at his residence. He was born on July 7, 1935, in English, IN, to the late Thomas Brown and Ellen (Woolums) Brown. James married Lois Marlene Mills on June 27, 1953, in Taylorville, IL, and they spent many happy years together before she preceded him in death on July 21, 2008.

James worked in construction and retired from Kennedy Metal Products. He loved music and enjoyed playing his guitar back in the day. He would never turn down a game of cards. James had a green thumb and found happiness in showing off his garden and plants. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Above all else, he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his sons: James Brown (Ron Finley) of Florida; Steven (Kelly) Brown; Ronnie (Anita) Brown; Tom (Dawn) Brown all of Taylorville, IL; daughters: Ellen Samson (Bill Buschon); Deb Foster (Greg Mays); Rhonda (Steve) Walters; Betty Asmussen (Paul Gagne) all of Taylorville, IL; Brenda (Bryan) Shake of Owaneco, IL; Julia (Kenny) Jackson of Tennessee; several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and step-great-grandchildren; sister: Betty “Brown” Carmichael of Florida; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

James was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two daughters, Marcella Wilham and Theresa Brown, and his great-grandson, Anthony Turney.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, from 10:00-12:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. A funeral service will begin at 12:00 p.m. and interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Sutton Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at suttonmemorialhome.com.

 

 

Carole A. Roberts

Carole A. Roberts, 85, of Taylorville, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Carole was born February 18, 1938, in Taylorville, the daughter of the late Theodore and Mary Catherine (Sams) Moe.  She graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1956, and went on to work at Franklin Life Insurance, in the underwriting department, for 15 years.  Carole married Charles J. Roberts on April 29, 1966, at Davis Memorial Christian Church, and they enjoyed 55 years of marriage.  Charlie preceded her in death on September 19, 2021.

Carole devoted her life to her family.  She loved boating and lake life, and most of all enjoyed her grandchildren.  Carole was a longtime member of Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville, and she looked forward to her lunch dates with the women from the church, as well as meeting girlfriends for coffee.

Carole is survived by her children, Aaron (wife, Brenda) Roberts of Taylorville, and Catherine Roberts of Taylorville; grandchildren, Adam (Amanda Baldwin) Walton of Cleveland, TN, Markie (Brandon Cline) Kocurek of Olathe, KS, Hannah (Steven Long) Roberts of Taylorville, and Haley (husband, Brenden) Williamson of Taylorville; great grandchildren, Dimitri and Dimilo Williamson; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation and Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive guests from 10:00-12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023, at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville.  The funeral ceremony will follow the visitation at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Metsker officiating.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Davis Memorial Christian Church, 1500 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

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

 

Delores Jean Jack

Delores Jean Jack, 90 of Taylorville, IL, passed away on September 25, 2023, at 1:32 a.m. at Taylorville Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on November 11, 1932, the daughter of Joseph Cattinari and Mary Venzon of Kincaid, IL. She married Bill Jack in 1951 in Wisconsin, and he preceded her in death in 1951.

While Bill served in the U.S. Navy, they resided in San Diego, CA, and later returned to Taylorville. Delores worked as a clerk for the State of Illinois for many years and was an active member of Joy Assembly Church in Stonington. 

Delores is survived by her daughter: Theresa Mosley of Taylorville, IL, her brothers: Richard Cattinari of Missouri; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: Joseph Cattinari and Mary Venzon; husband: Bill Jack; her son: William Jack and her brother: Gene Cattinari.

A visitation will be held on Friday, October 6, 2023, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m., and interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Sutton Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at suttonmemorialhome.com.

Gary Nicholas Norville

Gary Nicholas Norville, 72 of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.  He was born on September 2, 1951, in Taylorville, the son of Anthony P. “Tony” and Marian R. (Ream) Norville.  He married Martha Prasun on July 21, 1973, in Kincaid.  Gary received a degree in agriculture from Lincoln Land Community College and farmed for many years until his retirement.  He was an active member of the Illinois Pork Producers Association.  Following retirement he worked with his daughter at J.O. Harris Sales.  He was an active member of St. Rita Catholic Church in Kincaid where he served as an Eucharistic Minister for over 30 years.  He enjoyed dancing and was active in 4H activities with his children.  More than anything he loved his family, especially his grandchildren and enjoyed attending all of their sporting events and activities. 

He is survived by his wife: Martha Norville of Springfield; daughters: Mindy Smith (Brent), of Peosta, Iowa, Amy Bruno (Derek) of Springfield, and Mary Beth Harris (Jay) of Alexander; grandchildren: Tori Bruno, Joseph Smith, Clay Bruno (Danielle), Megan Smith (Nathan Gehl), A.J. Harris, and Claire Harris; siblings: Toni L. Fabry (Tom) of Tyler, Texas, Nancy Norville of Springfield, and Patrick Norville (Traci) of Clarksdale; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. 

A funeral Mass for Gary will take place at 10:00a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023, at St. Rita Catholic Church in Kincaid with Fr. Charles Edwards officiating.  The burial will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville.  Visitation will be held from 3:00p.m. until 6:00p.m. on Sunday at St. Rita Catholic Church.  Memorials may be made to St. Rita Catholic Church.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Gary, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

Jeremy Michael Campbell

Jeremy Michael Campbell, 43 of Taylorville, IL, passed away on September 25, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Hospital. He was born on June 12, 1980, in Decatur, IL, to LeRoy Campbell and Margo (Berschneider) Campbell.

Jeremy worked as a laborer for Wrightway Construction. When not working, Jeremy loved the outdoors, cooking, and camping.  He loved his loud toys, big trucks and spending every minute enjoying his time with loved ones; he especially enjoyed all the little ones. Jeremy was himself, a big kid at heart and they all loved him.  He was a true Survivor, a Warrior, forever in our hearts.

He is survived by his significant other of eleven years: Anita Scott of Taylorville, IL; children: Bryce Campbell of Decatur, IL; Kolby Campbell of Taylorville, IL; Trevor Scott of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Arabella Scott; Blaze Scott; Zaydin Scott; siblings: Christina (Bill) Tuttle of Dalton City, IL; Jennifer (Erik) Lindahl of Collierville, TN; and Todd Campbell of Theresa, WI. Sister-in Law’s Margie (Richard) Phelps, Linda (Gerry) Roemer, Betty (Kyle) Ellinger, Julie (Nate) McGrath all of Taylorville Il, Mother-in-Law: Juanita Scott, several nieces and nephews and special nurses “Lene and Kaitlyn” and  all the 2 E Oncology nursing Family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and Father-in-Law, John G. Scott.

A visitation will be held on Friday, September 29, 2023, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dayle Badman officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Mt. Auburn, IL.

Memorials in Jeremy’s honor may be made to Kolby’s college fund.

Sutton Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at suttonmemorialhome.com.

Vivian Faye Durbin

Vivian Faye Durbin, 60 of Taylorville, passed away on Tuesday, September 26, 2023, surrounded by her family in her home.  She was born on December 12, 1962, in Taylorville, the daughter of Ernest Ray Durbin and Sadie Ann (Smith) Barnes.  She worked for many years as a CNA providing home health care services.  More than anything she loved her family, especially her grandchildren and her dog Teddy.

She is survived by her companion: Kevin McCarthy of Taylorville, children: Ryan James Durbin (Crystal) of Pana, Amanda Durbin (Kelly Quick) of Taylorville, and Michael Douglas Durbin of Taylorville; grandchildren: Riley, Sabrina, Haylee, Chasity, Caleb, Chloe, Ciara, Michael, Lily, Madison, Dylan, Grayson, Jaxon, Chevy, and Destiny; great grandchildren: Brexley and Novalynn; siblings: Doreen Clouser (Cliff) of Martinsville, Elizabeth Ginger of Taylorville, and Ernest Foote of Taylorville; previous husband: William Douglas Durbin; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother: Sam Foote; infant brother Marty; and infant grandson Brandon.

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

Dorothy Ann Davis

Dorothy Ann Davis, 76 of Taylorville, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2023, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.  She was born on November 21, 1946, in Stonington, the daughter of Walter and Gladys (O’Dell) Burton.  She married Ivan Allen who preceded her in death.  On February 14, 1982, she married Cletus Davis in St. Peter’s, Missouri. 

She is survived by her husband: Cletus Davis of Taylorville; children: Craig Allen of Taylorville, Brian Allen (Kara) of Ashland, Missouri, Cleat Davis of Pana, and Robert Davis of Decatur; and grandchildren: Anamay Allen and Elizabeth Allen. 

A private family funeral will be held for Dorothy, and the burial will take place in the Old Stonington Cemetery.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Dorothy, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

Lona K. Sartore

Lona K. Sartore, 97, went to her heavenly home at 5:20 p.m. on September 19, 2023, at Bria of Godfrey. 

Lona was born in Vermilion, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Sidney and Winifred Wickham.  In 1945 Lona married MSgt Guideo Sartore at the U.S. Air Base Chapel in Edmonton, Alberta. They made their home in Taylorville, Illinois later that year after the end of World War II.  Guideo passed in January 1960.  Lona raised her 3 children and made her home in Taylorville until September 2021, when she moved into nursing care.

Lona graduated from The Decatur School of Practical Nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse on February 20, 1963.  She then worked at St. Vincent’s Memorial Hospital in Taylorville until her retirement.  She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church in Taylorville where she was active in Catholic Daughters of the Americas, quilting, preparation of funeral meals, and choir.  She also served as a Brownie leader and a Girl Scout leader and was an associate of the Adorers of the Blood of Christ.

Surviving are three children and their spouses:  Bill and Della Reazer of Springfield, IL, Larry and Mary K. Crocker of Godfrey, Illinois, and John and Cathy Sartore of Edmond, Oklahoma.  Also surviving are five grandchildren, Jeff Reazer, Traci (Chris) Varteressian, Stephanie (Brian) Turner, Robin (Harris) Sartore-Coltrain, and Nick Sartore; two great-grandchildren, Hollie (Kevin Tierney) Harrigan and Ilaria Sartore; two brothers, John (Sylvia) Wickham and Tom Wickham; one sister, Florence; and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation rites have been accorded, and a private graveside ceremony will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Mary Catholic Church, 108 W. Adams Street, Taylorville, IL 62568, or St. Mary School, 422 S. Washington Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.

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

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

Harriett L. Carey

Harriett L. Carey, 84, formerly of Illiopolis, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Taylorville Care Center.

Harriett was born November 15, 1938, in Mt. Auburn, the daughter of Charles and Bessie (Shartzer) Adams.  She married Max Eugene Carey on July 4, 1958, at the Mt. Auburn Church of Christ.  He preceded her in death on April 10, 2016.

For several years, Harriett worked for DeKalb in Illiopolis.  In her retirement, she worked for Johnson Food Center in Illiopolis and then Taylor Pharmaceutical in Decatur. Harriett and Max enjoyed taking trips to play BINGO.  In Max’s later years, they spent much of their time camping at the Riverfront Campground in Shelbyville.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank, Arthur, Benjamin, Leroy, and Joe Adams; and sisters, Mamie Patrick and Shirley Daley.

Harriett is survived by her daughter, Karen (husband, Bryan) Patton of Mt. Auburn; grandchildren, Nic Patton of Mt. Auburn, Jensen (husband, Kenny) O’Brien of Morrisonville, and Tess Patton of Mt. Auburn; great grandson, Coop O’Brien; sister, Grace (husband, Jr.) Christopher formerly of Edinburg; sister-in-law, Luella List of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Harriett will be cremated, and no public 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 Harriett, or to offer condolences to her family.

 

James Lee Baird

James Lee Baird, 62, of Morrisonville, left this world on September 15, 2023.

Jim was born September 13, 1961, in Warrensburg, MO, the son of Bill and Jane (Traughber) Baird.  His early childhood was spent overseas in Spain and Morocco, while his father served in the United States Air Force.  After returning stateside, Jim grew up in and around Clarksdale, and graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1979.

After graduation, Jim enlisted in the United States Army.  He was stationed at Camp Casey in Korea with the 2nd Infantry Division.  On February 27, 1982, Jim married Kayla Klinger at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrisonville.  Together they shared 41 years of marriage, and have raised their five children.

Jim was known for his work ethic.  Over the years he worked for Johnson Township, Christian County FS, Echlin Inc., owned and operated Baird’s Seamless Gutters, and was most recently an over the road truck driver.  Jim loved nature, fishing, hunting, and occasionally trespassing on his adventures.

He is survived by his parents, Bill and Jane of Taylorville; wife, Kayla of Morrisonville; children, J.R. (Tracy), Levi (Mady), Scott, Kurtis, and Tatum; grandson, Liam; siblings, Bonnie (David) Hoffert, Jeff (Susan), and Janis; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

No public services will be planned, as Jim never liked being the center of attention.

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

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

Barbara Ann Tirey

Barbara Ann Tirey, 82 of Taylorville, passed away at 10:04a.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2023, surrounded by her family, in her home.  She was born on December 29, 1940, the daughter of Noah and Wilma (Lyerla) Durbin.  She married John Tirey on August 6, 1959, in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on November 17, 2012.  Barb was a member of the Catholic Church and found great comfort in her faith.  She operated local gift shops and worked as a secretary for an autobody shop.  She enjoyed crafts, shopping, and loved animals, especially dogs. 

She is survived by her son: Derrick A. Brown of Taylorville; daughter: Marie Atkinson of Taylorville; grandchildren: Jacklin Brown, Alissa Brown, and Jasper Barrish; brother-in-law: Joe Harvel; sisters-in-law: Paulette Tirey, Ann Collins, Diane Tirey, and Elsie Durbin; dear friend: Pamela Muffick.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughter: Theresa Holmes. 

Barbara will be cremated, and no services are planned.  Her remains will be inurned at Camp Butler National Cemetery.  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.

Albert A. Showalter

Albert Alonzo Showalter, 94, of Jacksonville IL and formerly of Taylorville IL died on Thursday, September 7, 2023 at home. Al was born on July 13, 1929 in Taylorville to Albert Alonzo and Ida Cecil (Etter) Showalter, the youngest of seven children.
Al married Rosa Nell (Robison) Showalter on March 21, 1954 in Taylorville IL. He was father to two sons, Christian Blaine (Jeanette) and Nicholas Blair (Jill.) He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1947 and later graduated from Brown’s Business College in Decatur IL.

Al was employed for many years by the Breeze Courier Printing Company. He previously worked for Metropolitan Life, managed the Sears Catalog store and was employed by Alexander Lumber both in Taylorville. He served his country in Korea from 1951-1953 with the 518th Ordinance and achieved the rank of staff sergeant.

He was for many years involved and committed to the Masonic Lodge, The Ansar Shrine, Davis Memorial Christian Church and the Taylorville United Methodist Church - joyfully singing tenor in the church choir.  He found meaning and fulfillment in his service on the City of Taylorville Cemetery Board.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers and 1 sister.

A memorial service will be held at 2pm on September 16, 2023 in the sanctuary of Taylorville United Methodist Church. An hour of visitation will begin at 1pm. Military rites will be celebrated at a private family inurnment at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  Arrangements are by Howe and Yockey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Taylorville United Methodist Church, Preacher’s Aid Society or Memorial Health Systems Hospice.  Send condolences at www.howeandyockey.com

Marilyn Sue Crites

Marilyn “Sue” Crites, 85 of Taylorville, passed away at 12:30a.m. on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.  She was born on July 10, 1938, in West Frankfort, Illinois, the daughter of Raymond and Zelma (Schrum) Dotson.  She married Billy “Jan” Phillips on May 28, 1955, and he preceded her in death on September 21, 1977.  Sue later married Harold “Lynn” Crites on April 20, 1991, and he preceded her in death on January 15, 2022.

She is survived by her sons: Randy Phillips (Paula), Kent Phillips, and Bryan Phillips; stepsons: Jim Crites (Denise), Barry Crites (Rebecca), and Bradley Crites (Marjorie); grandchildren: Nathan Phillips, Gabe Phillips, and Hannah Phillips; and brother: Lee Dotson.

In keeping with her wishes, Sue will be cremated, and a private family graveside will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Sue, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

Angela Marie Timm-Miller

Angela Marie Timm-Miller, 50 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at 12:35 p.m. at Carle Hospital in Champaign, IL. She was born on November 7, 1972, in Springfield, IL the daughter of George August and Gina K. (Schleyhahn) Timm. She married Steven Miller on November 15, 2016. Angela worked as a Special Education Teacher. She loved art, football, warm weather, her heated blanket and most importantly, she loved being a meemaw to her grandbabies more than anything in this world. She graduated from Taylorville High School.   

She is survived by her husband: Steven Miller of Taylorville, IL; mother: Gina Timm of Taylorville, IL; children: Kourtneigh Oats and Significant other Ronnie Clay of Taylorville, IL; Kaleb Oats and significant other Josie Gollahon of Taylorville, IL; Tilur Miller, Austin Miller, Sholeen Miller; grandchildren: Jayce Felton, Riggs Felton, Annistyn Clay, Liam Miller, Noah Miller, Dallas Jo Miller; Sisters: Rachel Murphy and Melissa Stewart and Her beloved dogs: Chewy and Heidi. Angela was preceded in death by her father and Grandson: Braxton Miller.   

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 15, 2023, from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation starting at 2:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Jason Hoffmann officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Gift of Hope Organ and Tissue Donation, to the family to help with expenses, Christian County Animal Control or to Shriners Childrens Hospital.

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

Please sign our online guest book at suttonmemorialhome.com

Kenny R. 'Booney' Boone

Kenny R. “Booney” Boone, 52, of Taylorville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Hospital.

Kenny was born April 12, 1971, in Pana, the son of Daniel R. and Carol (Coy) Boone.  He attended Taylorville schools and worked as a farmhand for several farmers in the area.  Kenny was a talented woodworker, and he enjoyed fishing, playing in pool leagues, and watching NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon.

He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel R. Boone; paternal grandparents, Marcellus and Miriam Leona Boone; maternal grandparents, Harold and Myrtle Coy; and brothers, Michael A. and Robert E. Wasson.

Kenny is survived by his mother, Carol Boone of Taylorville; daughter, Stephanie D. Boone of Taylorville; grandsons, Zaydin Eson, Zander Lomprez, and Zyler Lomprez; siblings, Tammy (Steve) Huckaba of Martinsville, Leona (Jim) Sandau of Newberg, OR, Sue (Tracey) Hunt of Taylorville, Ronald Beesley of Taylorville, and Pam Fanning of Edinburg; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.  The funeral ceremony will follow the visitation at 6:00 p.m.

Cremation rites will be provided following ceremonies.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Kenny’s family.

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

Robert Erwin Mitchell

Robert Erwin Mitchell, born in Chicago on May 23, 1924, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Taylorville, IL on September 6, 2023.

A loving father to Alfred “Fred” and Robert Mitchell; father-in-law to Cheryl Mitchell; grandfather to Stephanie Mitchell, Laura Mitchell, Emily Mitchell, Steven Mitchell and Grace Mitchell; great-grandfather to Olivia Hadley, Claire Hadley, Matthew Jeffers and Marissa Jeffers; and uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Robert dearly loved his family and was preceded in death by his wife Marian (Filson) Mitchell in 2012.  A long-time member of Hope Lutheran Church in Chicago, Robert was a devout Lutheran and attended church wherever he lived.  A US Navy veteran of WWII, Robert was also active in the Destroyer Escort Sailor’s Association (DESA) where he met many good friends.  One of the recent highlights of his life was a trip to Washington D.C. with other WWII veterans with Honor Flight (Chicago).  While he spent his final days in Taylorville, he previously resided at Luther Village in Arlington Heights, in Tucson, Arizona, and in New Lenox, IL.  As a professional electrical engineer, Robert participated in the construction of many buildings in downtown Chicago and worked well into his 80s.

He leaves a legacy of humor, friendliness and love to his family and friends.  He will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.  A memorial service in Taylorville, IL will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his honor may be made to Honor Flight Chicago (www.honorflightchicago.org), 9701 W. Higgins Rd, Suite 310, Rosemont, IL 60018.

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

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

Deanna Darlene 'Dee Dee' Tyler

Deanna Darlene “Dee Dee” Tyler, 79, of Mt. Auburn, passed away at 1:20 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 2023, at Taylorville Skilled Nursing & Rehab.

Dee Dee was born June 4, 1944, in Springfield, the daughter of Russell and Dena Marie (Hagler) Huegel.  She graduated from Virden High School with the Class of 1964.  Dee Dee worked as a playground supervisor for Memorial School in Taylorville for 17 years, before accepting the same position at Mt. Auburn Grade School for 7 years.  When Mt. Auburn Grade School closed, Dee Dee transferred over to Stonington Elementary for a short time before retiring.  She also worked as a cook for several years at Green Gables while employed with the school district. 

Dee Dee married Fred L. Tyler on September 13, 1997, at Mt. Auburn, and they enjoyed nearly 26 years of marriage.  She was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Taylorville, and devoted member to the Mt. Auburn Lioness Club until its closure.  Dee Dee enjoyed vegetable gardening and crocheting.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Dee Dee is survived by her husband, Fred L. Tyler of Mt. Auburn; son, Anthony Hubbard of Mt. Auburn; sister, Linda (husband, Ernest “Pete”) Hohimer of Virden; and several nieces and nephews.

 Visitation & Funeral Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 11, 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 David Crouch officiating.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dee Dee’s family.

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

 

Carol Sue Hasera

Carol Sue Hasera, 83 of Pana, IL, passed away on August 24, 2023, at Prairie Rose Health Care Center in Pana. She was born on June 10, 1940, in Tovey, IL, the daughter of the late Ernest Batist Loman and Waunita Dixon. She married William Lashbrook on October 30, 1956, in Owensboro, KY, and he preceded her in death on November 9, 1980. She then married James Powers in 1983 and he preceded her in death in 1990. She later married Ted Hasara in 1994 and he preceded her in death in 2009.

Carol owned and operated Carol’s Produce in Taylorville, Morrisonville and in California. In her spare time, Carol enjoyed painting and belonged to her daughter’s art studio on Taylorville Square. Above all else, Carol loved her family dearly.

She is survived by her daughter: Brenda Jahanbani of Temecula, CA; sons: Kenneth Lashbrook of Edwardsville, IL; David Lashbrook of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Va’Nicia Waterman of Delavan, IL; Monte Waterman of Raymond, IL; and her great-grandchildren: Carter Patrik, Riley Elizabeth, and Charlie Ann.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her children: Patti Waterman, Gina Lashbrook, Steve Lashbrook, and her granddaughter, Sarah Waterman.

A graveside service will be held at Morrisonville Cemetery on September 16, 2023, at 11 a.m.

Sutton Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at suttonmemorialhome.com.

Debra Sue (Springgate) Hawley

Debra Sue (Springgate) Hawley, 67, of Decatur, formerly of Taylorville, passed away on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at Alive Hospice in Nashville, TN.

Debra was born February 6, 1955, in Taylorville, the daughter of Robert and Jane (Owens) Springgate.  She graduated from Taylorville High School with the Class of 1973.  Debra worked in the kitchen for the Franciscan Sisters convent for several years.  She then went on to Wal-Mart, where she worked as an Associate in both Taylorville and the Decatur stores until her retirement.  Debra was an animal lover, especially her two beloved dachshunds.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Debra is survived by her sister, Kathleen Seibel of Decatur; and several beloved cousins.

Visitation & Memorial Ceremony: The family will receive friends from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin Street, Taylorville, IL 62568.  The memorial ceremony will follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating.

Inurnment will follow the ceremony at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens in Taylorville.

Memorial contributions may be made to: American Diabetes Association, PO Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116.

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

 

Roger Lee Dowdy

Roger Lee Dowdy, 79, of Woodlawn, IL passed away on September 4, 2023 at his residence. He was born on May 18, 1944 in Taylorville, IL to the late Shirley Arnold Dowdy and Ruby Pearl Kearney. Roger married the love of his life, Nancy E. (Newell) Dowdy, and she survives.

Roger loved his country and proudly served in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1969 and went on to work for many years in the grain industry. He worked as a general manager of operations for 29 years until his retirement in 2010. Throughout his life, Roger resided in many towns, including Owaneco, Palmer, Taylorville, Stonington, Olmsted, Cincinnati, and Woodlawn. In his free time, Roger loved watching high school sports, his beloved St. Louis Cardinals, playing cards, and hunting. Above all, Roger loved his family immensely and enjoyed spending time with his wife, sons, and grandsons.

Roger is survived by his wife: Nancy E. Dowdy of Woodlawn, IL; sons Tim (Kristie) Dowdy of Indianapolis, IN; Bruce (Jackie) Dowdy of Stonington, IL; Jared (Sarah Richardson) Dowdy of Dix, IL; grandsons Matt, Austin, Tyler, Caleb, and Will Dowdy; brother Larry R. Dowdy; sister Gloria (Larry) Budd, all of Taylorville, IL; and his sister-in-law Sandra (Tom Shurtz) Presswood of Mt. Vernon, IL. Roger also had many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Shirley and Ruby, sisters Margaret (Peggy) Hunt and Laura Maxine Dowdy, and sister-in-law Jana Dowdy.

A visitation will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, IL. A second visitation will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. A funeral service will  begin at 3:00 PM with Pastor Chad Foster officiating. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made in Roger’s name to either the Wounded Warrior Project or The American Cancer Society for Prostate Cancer Research.

Sutton Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at suttonmemorialhome.com.

Doris Jule Harrison

Doris J. Harrison, 90, of Taylorville, IL, passed away on September 1, 2023, at her home in Taylorville, IL. Doris was born on December 25, 1932, in Kincaid, IL, the daughter of Henry “Jim” and Mary (Derry) Hughes. She married Thomas Harrison on June 24, 1951, at the Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville. He preceded her in death on December 10, 2010.

 

She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia (Terry) Cowgill of Taylorville IL; sons, Ronald (Julitta) Harrison of Taylorville, IL; Daniel Harrison of Nixa, MO; Steven (Lori) Harrison of Taylorville, IL; and Scott Harrison of Taylorville, IL. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.    

 

 She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Thomas; grandchildren, Cody Harrison, Braydon Harrison, and Nicholas Williams.

 

A visitation for Doris will be held on September 7, 2023, from 4:00-7:00 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m.  on Friday, September 8, 2023, at Sutton Memorial Home, with Pastor Chad Zueck officiating.  Interment will immediately follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

 

Memorials in Doris’s name may be made to the ALS Association.

 

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. has been entrusted with arrangements.

 

Please sign our online guestbook.

James Toray Fagan

James Toray Fagan, 61 of Taylorville, passed away at 12:12p.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2023, at Springfield Memorial Hospital.  He was born on November 30, 1961, in Ft. Dix, New Jersey, the son of James L. and Delores (Legg) Fagan.  He married Patricia James on June 14, 1986, in Mason County.  James graduated from Lanphier High School in 1979 and served in the U.S. Army.  He worked for the Illinois Department of Corrections as a counselor.  In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, woodworking, reading, and spending time at his cabin in Southern Illinois.  More than anything he loved his family, especially spending time with his grandson. 

He is survived by his wife: Patricia Fagan of Taylorville; mother: Delores Fagan of Taylorville; daughter: Elizabeth Fagan (Rebecca McDaniel) of Lincoln; grandchildren: Oliver Hirstein, Isabella Eder, and Brynn Eder; brothers: James Joe Fagan of Taylorville and James Darek Fagan of Springfield; and dear friend Daniel Crowder.  He was preceded in death by his father.

James will be cremated, and his family will host a celebration of his life at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Chrisitan County Animal Control.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of James, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.

Thomas Delbert Warren Sr.

Thomas Delbert Warren Sr., 82 of Taylorville, passed away on August 27, 2023, at Carriage Crossing Senior Living Center in Taylorville, IL. He was born on November 9, 1940, in Bulpitt, IL, to the late Alonzo Warren and Jesse (Taulbee) Warren. Thomas married Linda Sue Perry on September 25, 1960, in Taylorville, and she preceded him in death on July 27, 2011.

Thomas retired after working as a self-employed electrician for many years. He was an avid Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Boston Celtics fan.  He loved to go gold prospecting.  He played fast pitch softball on traveling leagues.

He is survived by his daughter: Kristy (Jerry) Harvell of Taylorville, IL, son: Thomas (Theresa) Warren Jr. of Chino Hills, CA; grandchildren: Cheryl Casad of Edinburg, IL; Jennifer (Nick) Ketchum of Athens, IL; Samantha (Brian) Leach of Edinburg, IL; Daniel Warren of Peoria, IL; great-grandchildren: Gavin and Kyson Ketchum of Athens, IL; Christian, Domanic, Kynslee, and Layklynn Leach of Edinburg, IL; and Zayden McDowell of Edinburg, IL. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents: Alonzo and Jesse Warren; wife: Linda Sue Perry; sisters: Mildred Pagliai; Majorie Colgrove; Betty Cook; Rosemary Stephens; and his brothers: Donald Warren, Lawrence Warren, and Harold Warren.

Cremation rites have been accorded and a graveside service will be held on Friday, September 8, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Edinburg Cemetery with Pastor Don Bettis officiating.

Thomas’s family invites loved ones and friends to a lunch held afterwards at the Edinburg Community Building.

Memorials in Thomas’s honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Sutton Memorial Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Please sign our online guestbook at suttonmemorialhome.com.

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