Our Obituaries

Michael E. Brewer

January 3, 1938 - November 2, 2013

Michael E. Brewer, 75, of Riverton, and North Fort Myers FL died at 10:54 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Michael was born January 3, 1938 in Riverton, the son of Dwight and Margaret Patterson Brewer. He married Christina M. O'Connor on July 11, 1964 in Riverton. Michael attended Riverton High School and Lincoln Land Community College. He proudly served our...
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Louise F. Giordano

October 12, 1918 - October 30, 2013

Louise F. Giordano, 95, of Springfield, died at 11:55 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at St. John's Hospice. Louise was born October 12, 1918 in Riverton, the daughter of Bernardino and Asunta Frasco Gentile. She married Carl John Giordano on June 8, 1940 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception; he preceded her in death on August 28, 2000. Louise was a graduate of Feitshan's High...
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Dorothy Mae Workman

August 6, 1915 - October 23, 2013

Dorothy Mae Workman, 98, of Sherman, died at 2:30 a.m. on October 23, 2013 at Villa East Nursing Home in Sherman. Dorothy was born on August 6, 1915 in Marion, IL, daughter of Ernest and Julia Rea (Treece) Lawson. She married George W. Workman on October 12, 1929 in Atwood, IL. He preceded her in death on September 19, 1988. Dorothy had worked as a Presser at One Day Cleaners. She and her...
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Barbara E. Christine Morris

July 19, 1952 - October 21, 2013

Barbara Ellen Christine Morris passed away on October 21, 2013. She was born to Robert J. and Rita Cannon Christine on July 19, 1952. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Lincoln Land Community College, and Illinois State University. Barb married James Robert Morris on July 13, 1974, and he survives her. In addition, she is survived by their two sons, Timothy J. and Daniel R. Morris, both...
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Martha Ann Denney

January 8, 1950 - October 21, 2013

Martha "Marty" Ann Denney, 63, of Springfield, passed away due to cancer at 7:16 a.m. on Monday, October 21, 2013 at Springfield Memorial Medical Center. Marty was born January 8, 1950 in Litchfield, the daughter of John and Veronica Hebert Puckett. She graduated from Litchfield High School and married Steve Denney in Springfield in 1970. Marty retired from IDOT in 2002, where she worked as a...
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Barbara L. Phillips

July 27, 1950 - October 19, 2013

Barbara L. Phillips, 63, of Pleasant Plains, died at 1:58 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Barbara was born July 27, 1950 in Springfield, the daughter of Wendell and Thelma Douthit Smith. She married Joseph E. Phillips, Jr. on December 30, 1971 in Springfield. Barbara was a graduate of Southeast High School and retired in 2002 from the personnel department for the...
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Barbara Mary Lanham OSF

September 7, 1935 - October 19, 2013

Sister Barbara Mary Lanham, O.S.F. (78) of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis died on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis Convent, Springfield, Illinois. Sister Barbara Mary was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 7, 1935, the daughter of Bernard and Mary Penderry Lanham. She entered the Congregation on February 11, 1952, and professed her religious vows on October 4,...
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Vincent Mark Perrero

April 27, 1991 - October 18, 2013

Vincent Mark Perrero, 22, of Springfield, died at 5:11 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2013 at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Vincent was born April 27, 1991 in Urbana, the son of Daren M. and Karen Marie Alvord Perrero. Vincent attended Blessed Sacrament Parish school and graduated from St. Agnes Parish school. He was a 2010 graduate of Southeast High School, where he was awarded the Citizenship...
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Mark Harrison

October 7, 1949 - October 18, 2013

J. Mark Harrison, 64, of Springfield, died on Friday afternoon, October 18, 2013 at his home. Mark was born October 7, 1949 in Shelbyville, IN, the son of Clay and Dorothea Hudson Harrison. He married Elizabeth A. Marinello on October 17, 1982 in Wheaton. Mark was a 1968 graduate of Greenfield High School, and received his Bachelor of Science in Sociology from Ball State University in 1972. ...
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John Cosgrove

January 24, 1931 - October 18, 2013

John "Jack" Cosgrove, 82, of Springfield, died peacefully at 12:00 a.m. at his home, surrounded by family, on Friday, October 18, 2013. Jack was born January 24, 1931 in St. Louis, MO, the son of Michael and Mary Jane Slimon Cosgrove. He married Jeanette Stephens on June 12, 1954 in St. Louis, MO; she preceded him in death on September 7, 2008. He was also preceded in death by his parents;...
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Theresa M. McGuckin

September 21, 1929 - October 14, 2013

Theresa M. McGuckin, 84, of Springfield, died at 8:07 a.m. on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Theresa was born September 21, 1929 in Chicago, the daughter of James and Ann Masterson Murray. She married Joseph A. McGuckin on April 7, 1951 in Joliet. Theresa was a graduate of St. Raymond's Cathedral Grade School and St. Francis Academy, both in Joliet. She earned her...
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Robert Arthur McNally

December 6, 1927 - October 13, 2013

Robert A. "Bob" McNally, 85, of Springfield, passed away at 8:55 a.m. on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Bob was born December 6, 1927 in St. Louis, MO, the son of Joseph and Hattie Luther McNally. He married Jacqueline Paglusch on September 10, 1955 at Trinity Evangelical in St. Louis, MO. Bob graduated from Ferguson High School in St. Louis, MO. Bob had a passion for...
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Arthur L. Reynolds

February 15, 1934 - October 12, 2013

Arthur L. "Art" Reynolds, D.D.S., 79, of Springfield, died at 11:55 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Art was born on February 15, 1934 in Springfield, the son of the late John and Della Tremaine Reynolds. He married Carol Ann McTaggart on July 3, 1974 in Springfield. Art was a graduate of Lanphier High School and received his D.D.S. from the University of...
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Carl W. Volkmann

October 23, 1933 - October 11, 2013

Carl W. Volkmann, 79, of Springfield, died Friday, October 11, 2013 at his home at the end of a 15 year struggle with cancer. Carl was born October 23, 1933 in Streator, Illinois, the son of Rev. William C. and Grace Bentzin Volkmann. He married Roberta Bock in 1957 in Dubuque, Iowa. Carl received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wartburg College in 1955, his Master of Divinity degree from...
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Leonard W. Adams

July 20, 1923 - October 9, 2013

Leonard W. Adams, 90, of Springfield, died at 5:35 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. Leonard was born on July 20, 1923 in Springfield, the son of Harry L. and Mary F. Bryant Adams. He married Barbara Jean Rigdon on February 14, 1970 in Chicago; she preceded him in death on December 3, 2012. Leonard was a graduate of Feitshans High School and proudly served in the...
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Corinne Mae Palmer

June 28, 1926 - October 7, 2013

Corinne Mae Palmer, 87, of Springfield, died at 12:09 p.m. on Monday, October 7, 2013 at St. John's Hospice. Corinne was born June 28, 1926 in Springfield, the daughter of Archie and Anna Rau Griffith. She married Donald E. Palmer on August 26, 1950 in Springfield, he survives. Corinne worked at Franklin Life Insurance Company and was a loving mother and grandmother who was devoted to her...
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Debra Lynn Lynch

July 4, 1954 - October 5, 2013

Debra Lynn Thorne Lynch, 59, of Springfield, died at 4:23 p.m. on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at St. John's Hospice. Debra was born on July 4, 1954 in Springfield, the daughter of Dorothy Hickson Thorne. She married Arthur Lynch on December 28, 1973 in Springfield. Debra graduated from Lanphier High School and was employed as a filing and title clerk for the Secretary of State. She enjoyed...
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Frances A. Armes

July 11, 1917 - October 3, 2013

Frances A. Armes, 96, of Springfield, passed into the arms of her beloved at 3:03 a.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Frances was born on July 11, 1917 in Springfield, the daughter of Edward A. and Anna Durheim Nesch. She married Raymond Armes, Sr. and he preceded her in death on June 26, 1980. Frances was a graduate of Feitshans High School and worked for...
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Georgia Ann Wysocki

June 9, 1953 - October 3, 2013

Georgia Ann Wysocki, 60, of Springfield, died at 8:06 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2013 at her home. Georgia was born June 9, 1953 in Peoria, the daughter of Anthony and Barbara Nadasdy Wysocki. Georgia was a 1971 graduate of Ursuline Academy and earned her bachelor's in English from Illinois State University. She worked for the United States Postal Service for over 15 years in the business...
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Walt Gudgel

September 21, 1951 - September 30, 2013

Walt Gudgel, 62, of Pawnee, passed away at 9:27 p.m. on Monday, September 30, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Walt was born September 21, 1951 in Springfield, the son of Charles and Virginia Piper Gudgel. He married Marlene Scroggins on December 9, 1972 in Springfield. Walt was employed by Capitol Ready Mix for 20 years. He was known for being dedicated to his family. He was preceded in...
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Roberta Ann Antonacci

May 20, 1934 - September 29, 2013

Roberta "Bobbie" Ann Antonacci, 79, died at 6:58 p.m. on Sunday September 29, 2013 at her home. Bobbie was born on May 20, 1934 in Springfield. She married Pasquale "Patrick" Antonacci on October 27, 1956 in Springfield; he preceded her in death on March 27, 2007. Bobbie was a graduate of Ursuline Academy and then worked for Cilco. She then became a stay at home mom who was the epitome of a...
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Chuck Ward

January 18, 1940 - September 29, 2013

Charles W. "Chuck" Ward, 73, of Springfield, died at 5:10 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Chuck was born on January 18, 1940 in Springfield, the son of George and Vivian Grableck Ward. He married Brenda Smith Baietto in 2007. Chuck attended Harvard Park Elementary School, was a graduate of Springfield High School Class of 1958, completed his undergraduate at...
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Janet Ruth Luparell

February 12, 1955 - September 29, 2013

Janet Ruth Luparell, 58, of Springfield, died at 2:10 p.m. on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Janet was born February 12, 1955 to William Ross and Letha Kirkham Dupoy. She married Anthony "Tony" Luparell on July 17, 1998 in Springfield. Janet was a graduate of Rushville High School in 1973 and worked with soldiers and counseling domestic violence victims while on base...
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Nathan R. Hoffman

May 8, 1978 - September 27, 2013

Nathan R. Hoffman, 35, of Springfield, died at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013, at Mark Twain Lake, Missouri. Nathan was born on May 8, 1978 in Springfield, the son of Jeffery V. and Cherlynn K. Rulison Hoffman. He married Sara Ann Swinford on June 9, 2007 in Springfield. Nathan was a graduate of Ridgely Elementary School and Lanphier High School class of 1996. He was an Engineering...
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Barbara Jean Stehn

July 19, 1929 - September 27, 2013

Barbara Jean Stehn, 84, of Springfield, died at 10:20 a.m. on Friday, September 27, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Barbara was born in Winona, MN on July 19, 1929, the daughter of Art and Elsie Kalmes. She was raised on a dairy farm in a large Catholic family with seven brothers and sisters near the farming community of Rollingstone, MN. She married Jack B. Stehn on September 13, 1952 in...
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Teresa Geary Farley

August 25, 1972 - September 25, 2013

Teresa Geary Farley, 41, of Springfield, died at 8:11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. Teresa was born August 25, 1972 in Springfield, the daughter of Terry and Patricia Graham Geary. Teresa was a graduate of Lanphier High School and worked for St. Joseph's Home as a CNA. She was a medical assistant and dog breeder that loved animals, especially basset hounds. ...
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Edward J. Curtin

July 14, 1928 - September 24, 2013

Edward J. Curtin, 85, of Pleasant Plains, died at 10:01 p.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. Ed was born July 14, 1928 in Springfield, the son of George W. and Caroline G. Longworth Curtin. Ed was a graduate of Pleasant Plains High School and worked as a farmer and mechanic on his own farm. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, past member of the Knights of Columbus, and...
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Norma Jean Klosky

August 17, 1933 - September 23, 2013

Norma Jean Klosky, 80, of Springfield, died at 9:30 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Norma was born August 17, 1933 to Harlan and Edna Mundt Mendenhall. She married Robert "Bob" Klosky on December 23, 1951 at Westside Christian Church in Springfield; he preceded her in death on September 25, 2005. Norma was a graduate of Springfield High School and was employed...
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Douglas A. Perry

May 5, 1945 - September 23, 2013

Douglas Perry, 68, of Springfield, died at 12:55 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. Douglas was born May 5, 1945 in Springfield, the son of Earl and Etta Baker Perry. He married Linda Kay Clendenin on July 27, 1968. Douglas attended Lanphier High School and proudly served his country in the United States Marine Corps. during Vietnam. He had been employed by Rail...
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Charles R. Ushman

November 17, 1935 - September 22, 2013

Charles R. "Chuck" Ushman, 77, of Bath, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home. Charles was born November 17, 1935 in Springfield, the son of Joseph F. and Lillie Cunningham Ushman. He married Peggy Rhoads on August 30, 1958 in Springfield, together they had two sons and later divorced. On April 7, 1971 he married Doris J. ...
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Richard C. Robinson

January 23, 1952 - September 22, 2013

Richard "Rick" C. Robinson, 61, of Springfield, died at 6:05 a.m. on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at his home after a dignified and courageous five year battle with cancer. Rick was born January 23, 1952 in Springfield, the son of Jerome and Shirley Woolf Robinson. He married Lorraine Owens on May 27, 1995 in Springfield. Rick was a lifelong Atlanta Braves fan and was a stockholder of the Green...
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Robert J. Mulvihill

August 21, 1928 - September 19, 2013

Robert J. Mulvihill, 85, of Springfield, died at 7:58 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at St. John's Hospice. Bob was born August 21, 1928 in Omaha, NE, the son of Joseph and Dorcas LaVelle Mulvihill. He married Elizabeth A. Roetker on August 10, 1963 in Omaha, NE. Bob was a graduate of Creighton University, where he received his law degree. He later earned two master's degrees, one in...
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Charles Vincent Brady

January 11, 1927 - September 19, 2013

Charles Vincent Brady, 86, of Springfield, IL, went to Heaven at 11:04 a.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013. Charles was born January 11, 1927 in New York City, NY, the son of Joseph Bernard and Sarah McLaughlin Brady. He married Patricia Ann O'Donnell on July 4, 1974 in Danvers, MA. Charles earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Catholic University in Washington, DC. He went on to...
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Ada G. Wofford

March 12, 1936 - September 18, 2013

Ada G. Wofford, 77, of Springfield, passed away at 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Capitol Care Center in Springfield. Ada was one of eleven children, born to Toiles and Sarah Reid Crawford of Houston, Mississippi. When you met Ada, you were immediately aware that you were in the presence of an extremely independent, sporadically boisterous and loyal woman. Her commitment to her...
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George W. Duewer, Sr.

December 10, 1943 - September 15, 2013

George W. Duewer, Sr., 69, of Springfield, died at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. George was born December 10, 1943 in Springfield, the son of Walter Matthew and Wilda Lenora Cahill Duewer. He married Myrna Sharron Cross on November 3, 1962 in Springfield. George was a graduate of Springfield High School and attended Southern Illinois University. He worked for...
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Christopher David Gutierrez

December 24, 1961 - September 12, 2013

Christopher "Chris" David Gutierrez, 51, of Champaign, formerly of Springfield, died at 12:40 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Chris was born December 24, 1961 in Springfield, the son of Pedro and Stephina Arguello Gutierrez. He married Dora Miller on August 26, 2013 in Champaign, IL. Chris was a graduate of Springfield High School and was...
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Florence M. Hays

December 26, 1920 - September 12, 2013

Florence M. Hays, 92, of Springfield, passed away at 4:25 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at her home. Florence was born December 26, 1920 in Enfield, IL, the daughter of Edward and Sarah Bayer Naas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hays in 1981; three brothers; two sisters; and one granddaughter. She is survived by her sons, Arther (wife, Doris) Hays of Forrest City,...
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Kathryn Sylvia Garner

December 22, 1948 - September 12, 2013

Kathryn Sylvia Garner, 64, of Chatham died at 8:56 a.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Kathryn was born December 22, 1948 in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of Clifford Oscar and Sylvia Hougland Swanson. Kathryn graduated from Springfield High School and was an accomplished pianist and enjoyed painting and writing poetry. Kathryn possessed a deep faith and was a...
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Kenneth E. Lehman

July 31, 1939 - September 8, 2013

Kenneth E. Lehman, 74, of New Berlin, died at 5:05 a.m. on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at St. John's Hospice. Ken was born July 31, 1939 in Springfield, the son of Ernest L. and Mildred Fritz Lehman. Ken was a 1956 graduate of Lanphier High School and worked in construction from 1962-1971. He owned Harbor Lights Tavern in New Berlin for 13 years and spent 20 years as an electrician, with 3 of...
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Mary Eaton

January 22, 1919 - September 5, 2013

Mary Eaton, 94, of Springfield, died at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Concordia Village. Mary was born January 22, 1919 in Peoria. She was the youngest of five children of John and Theresa Dempsey. On November 16, 1940, Mary married Walt, the love of her life. They lived in their family home in Peoria for 42 years. Together they raised two children, Carol Clouser Noe (husband...
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Stuart O. Cappellin

September 15, 1938 - September 5, 2013

Stuart O. Cappellin, 74, of Springfield, died at 11:25 a.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Stuart was born September 15, 1938 in Springfield, the son of Robert and Edna Mae Adloff Cappellin. He married Mary Elizabeth Cleary on February 14, 1960 in Springfield. Stuart was a 1956 graduate of Springfield High School and later attended Southern Illinois University at...
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John David Lawler

August 11, 1931 - September 3, 2013

John David Lawler, 82, of Springfield, passed away at 4:00 p.m., surrounded by family, on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. John was born August 11, 1931 in Springfield, the son of Thomas F. and Thelma E. Trent Lawler. He married Betty Tengler on October 20, 1951 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. John was a graduate of Springfield High School. He served his country as...
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Mac McCloughan

August 18, 1934 - September 3, 2013

Langham "Mac" McCloughan, 79, of Springfield, died at 10:57 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Mac was born August 18, 1934 in Springfield, the son of Lloyd and Zella Langham McCloughan. He married Mary "Peg" LaFura; she preceded him in death on December 13, 2006. Mac was a 1954 graduate of Riverton High School and worked for Borden Chemical for 30 years as a...
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Scott R. Flohr

December 15, 1958 - September 2, 2013

Scott R. Flohr, 54, of Springfield, passed away at 8:10 a.m. on Monday, September 2, 2013 at his home. Scott was born December 15, 1958 in Bucyrus, OH, the son of Delwyn D. and Emma Lee Heydinger Flohr. Scott received numerous undergraduate and graduate degrees in history and education from the University of Illinois and Olivet Nazarene. He was a dedicated teacher at Franklin Middle School...
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Jorge Prado Patino

May 13, 1945 - September 1, 2013

Jorge Prado Patino, 68, of Springfield, died at 9:57 a.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. Jorge was born May 13, 1945 in Fort Madison, IA, the son of Baltazar and Paula Prado Patino. Jorge was employed as an environmental engineer for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency for more than 30 years. He was a member of ASCME and was an avid dog owner. He was preceded...
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Murray L. Thompson

March 31, 1928 - September 1, 2013

Murray L. Thompson, 85, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. Murray was born March 31, 1928 in St Louis, MO, the son of Roscoe C. Thompson and Thelma Kelley Thompson. He married Betty L. Gaines on August 13, 1948 in Jacksonville, IL. Murray loved spending time with his family, photography, music, reading and ministry. He served as an...
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Betty R. Blakeman

June 23, 1927 - September 1, 2013

Betty R. Blakeman, 86, of Springfield, died at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Betty was born June 23, 1927 in Springfield to Fred and Eva Jones Morris. Her mother later married Lawrence P. Prather, who raised her. She married Charles R. Blakeman and he preceded her in death in 1997. Betty was employed with the Secretary of State for 26 years until her...
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Richard Yates Reid

December 18, 1929 - August 27, 2013

Richard Yates Reid, 83, of Springfield, went to see our Lord, at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at his home, surrounded by love from his wife and their nine children. "Dick" was born December 18, 1929 in Springfield, Illinois. He was one of five children born to John and Elizabeth Wood Reid. He married Doris "Dodie" Shaughnessy on October 6, 1951 at St. Joseph's Church. They remained at...
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Violet C. Mudra

August 2, 1914 - August 26, 2013

Violet C. Mudra, 99, of Springfield, died at 5:50 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. Violet was born August 2, 1914 in Wilberton, OK, the daughter of Domenico and Mary DiGiacomo Nerone. She married Adolph A. Mudra on June 6, 1936 in Springfield; he preceded her in death on May 12, 2011. Violet was a graduate of Ridgely Elementary School and worked for Roland's clothing...
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Gerald F. Malik

March 12, 1937 - August 26, 2013

Gerald F. "Jerry" Malik, 76, of Springfield, passed away at 12:01 p.m. on Monday, August 26, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Jerry was born on March 12, 1937 in Chicago, the son of Frank and Pearl Pernsteen Malik. He married Barbara Knapp on October 29, 1983 in Marley, IL; she preceded him in death on August 27, 2012. Jerry was honored to and enjoyed serving his country. He began military...
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Charlene Rimkus

February 24, 1935 - August 25, 2013

Charlene Rimkus, 78, of Springfield, died at 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Capitol Care Center. Charlene was born February 24, 1935 in Chatham, the daughter of Charlie and Nellie Thomae Bale. She married John E. Rimkus on April 17, 1955; he preceded her in death. Charlene enjoyed sailing, fishing and growing orchids. She was also preceded in death by her parents and son, Richard...
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Karen Irene Salmon

March 7, 1941 - August 24, 2013

Karen Irene Salmon, 72, of Springfield, died at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. Karen was born March 7, 1941 in Danville, the daughter of Forrest and Mary Arundale Nims. Karen was a graduate of Havana High School. She worked at St. John's Hospital in the business office as an account specialist and had also worked at Richland Memorial Hospital. Karen attended...
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James G. Settles

March 11, 1937 - August 23, 2013

James G. "Jimmy" Settles, 76, of Springfield passed away at 4:17 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Jim was born March 11, 1937 in Beardstown, the son of James T. and Katheryn "Jane" Settles. He married Donna Merold in Lincoln, IL in 1960 and they had 53 loving years of marriage. Jim attended Springfield High School and was known as "Gilly". Upon...
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Joan M. Smith

November 13, 1965 - August 22, 2013

Joan M. Smith, 47, of Springfield, died at 2:04 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at her home. Joanie was born November 13, 1965 in Springfield. She married Jim Smith on September 13, 1986 in Springfield. Joanie was a graduate of Lanphier High School and worked for the Secretary of State. She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed fishing, boating, camping and most of...
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Jack L. Lisenbee

November 20, 1930 - August 22, 2013

Jack L. Lisenbee, 82, of Springfield, died at 8:05 a.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at St. John's Hospice. Jack was born on November 20, 1930 in Macomb, IL, the son of Lloyd and Marie Greeley Lisenbee. He married Ann Keithley on April 12, 1952 in Macomb. Jack was a graduate of Macomb High School in 1948 and earned his MBA from the University of Illinois in Champaign in 1977. He retired in...
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Andrea Cason

January 8, 1980 - August 21, 2013

Andrea "Andie" Cason, 33, of Springfield, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Andie was born January 8, 1980 in Springfield, the daughter of Michael Cason and Sharon Thompson Phifer. Andie was a 1998 graduate of Lanphier High School and went on to attend Springfield College. She worked in the library at SIU School of Medicine. She recently learned and was...
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Howard J. Lehmann

December 11, 1928 - August 21, 2013

Howard J. Lehmann, 84, of Springfield, died at 12:22 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at his residence. Howard was born on December 11, 1928 in Gridley, IL, the son of Joseph Peter and Wanda Neher Lehmann. He married Miriam Joyce Messer on August 27, 1950 in Lexington, IL. Howard was a graduate of Gridley High School and was the operator of Glass Specialty. He was one of the founders of...
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Edward F. Schofield

March 11, 1925 - August 19, 2013

Edward F. Schofield, 88, of Springfield, passed away at 5:11 p.m. on Monday, August 19, 2013 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. Edward was born March 11, 1925 in Brooklyn, NY, the son of Edward P. and Margaret H. Zoeblein Schofield. He married Eleanor G. Ericksen on June 27, 1948 in Brooklyn, NY; she preceded him in death. Edward was a graduate of Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences,...
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Mary Lou Harness

March 21, 1934 - August 17, 2013

Mary Lou Harness, 79, of Springfield, died at 2:05 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at her home. Mary Lou was born March 21, 1934 in Edwardsville, the daughter of Lorenz and Mary Bono Gallina. She married George N. Harness, Jr. in 1952 in Staunton, IL; he preceded her in death on October 21, 1992. Mary Lou and her husband ran a nightclub from 1968 to 1975 called the Harness House and most...
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Dianne Ekiss

December 6, 1929 - August 16, 2013

Dianne Ekiss, 83, of Springfield, passed away at 1: 25 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013 at St. Joseph's Home. Dianne was born December 6, 1929 in NY. She married Robert W. Ekiss on June 20, 1974 in Shelby County, IL; he preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents. Cremation will be accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center. Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Friday,...
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Robert Edward Shaughnessy

August 19, 1928 - August 16, 2013

Robert Edward Shaughnessy, 84, of Springfield, died at 6:27 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. Robert was born on August 19, 1928 in Springfield, the son of Robert E. and Margaret Rooney Shaughnessy. He married Marlyn Carlton on February 3, 1951 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield. Robert was a graduate of Kent State High School in Kent, OH in 1946...
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Dorothy J. Blair

November 17, 1930 - August 16, 2013

Dorothy J. Blair, 82, of Springfield, peacefully passed away at 6:15 a.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Dorothy was born on November 17, 1930 in Springfield, the daughter of Edward and Irene Kane. She married John J. Blair, Sr. on February 9, 1957 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Springfield; he preceded her in death in 1982. Dorothy was a devoted mother, grandmother,...
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Brandon Cory Gentry

May 11, 1987 - August 14, 2013

Brandon Cory Gentry, 26, of Kingsland, GA, passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 in Jacksonville, FL. Brandon was born May 11, 1987 in Springfield, the son of Carol Arnold and Jon Gentry. Brandon was known for being athletic and adventurous. He enjoyed the outdoors, dance video games, and teaching his daughter to play soccer. He was a good father and friend to all. He was preceded in...
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Dorothy L. Zaubi

January 23, 1924 - August 13, 2013

Dorothy Zaubi, 89, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at her home. Dorothy was born January 23, 1924 in Pontiac, the daughter of Joseph and Marguerite Simpson Seloti. She married Edward Zaubi on February 12, 1950 in Springfield. Dorothy was a graduate of Pontiac High School and attended Illinois State University. She was employed for many years at the House of Representatives and...
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Barbara Ann Thompson

May 17, 1938 - August 10, 2013

Barbara Ann Thompson, 75, of Springfield went to be with the Lord at 5:52 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at home. Barbara was born May 17, 1938 in Hoffman, IL, the daughter of Edward H. and Paula Lehman Sprehe. She married H. Sam Thompson on February 8, 1958. Barbara graduated from Carlyle High School in 1955. She worked for Franklin Life Insurance Company and then as a legal secretary...
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Scott A. Brindley

November 9, 1948 - August 8, 2013

Scott A. Brindley, 64, of Greenview, died at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Scott was born November 9, 1948 in Buffalo, NY, the son of LaMotte and Carol Roth Brindley. He married Miriam Holzimmer in 1970 in Grand Rapids, MI. Scott was a graduate of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, receiving his degree in Communications and Christian Education. He proudly...
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Karen L. Horn

October 12, 1966 - August 7, 2013

Karen L. Horn, 46, of Springfield, passed away at 2:38 p.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Karen was born October 12, 1966 in Carlinville, the daughter of Robert A. and Betty Giller Maguire. She married Phillip Horn. Karen was a loving wife and daughter who gave unselfishly of her time and was always there for her family and friends. Karen is survived by her...
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Bob Alewelt

July 11, 1942 - August 7, 2013

Bob (John Robert) Alewelt, 71, of Rochester, died on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at his home. Bob was born on July 11, 1942 in Springfield, son of Clarence "Mick" and Betty Cunningham Shea. He married Vicki Zaubi on February 12, 1966 in Springfield. Being a lover of sports, Bob lettered in three sports, football, wrestling, and track in high school (Feitshans) and in college (EIU). He later...
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Kaden Kent Pocklington

August 7, 2013 - August 7, 2013

Kaden Kent Pocklington was born and entered into eternal life on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. He is survived by parents, Alexandria Evans and Travis Pocklington of Springfield; grandparents, Michelle Pocklington of Gillespie, Dennis Pocklington of Springfield, and Veronica (husband, Donny) Evans of AZ; great-grandparents, Vivian Goff of Springfield, Doris Denby of...
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Dorothy June Norris

July 1, 1939 - August 6, 2013

Dorothy June Norris, 74, of Springfield, passed away at 8:40 a.m. on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 at her residence. June was born on July 1, 1939 in Salem, the daughter of Dean and Erma Garner Parker. She married Paul Norris on September 23, 1962 in Salem. June was devoted Mother and Grandmother. She worked as a supervisor at Illinois Bell and was a member of Real Life Church. She was generous...
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Jerry B. Gott

May 28, 1928 - August 5, 2013

Jerry B. Gott, 85, passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Monday, August 05, 2013 at his home in Springfield. His joyous approach to life was an inspiration to many. He brought zest to overcoming obstacles. Jerry was born May 28, 1928 in Mt. Vernon, IL the son of William and Myrtle Bender Gott. He married Karen Churchman Hasara on March 8, 1985 in Springfield. Jerry graduated from Mt. Vernon High School...
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George Johnson

December 26, 1917 - August 4, 2013

George Johnson, 95, of Springfield, passed away at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, IL. He was born to the late George and Mildred Johnson on December 26, 1917 in Chicago, IL. His sister, Marion O'Hara, preceded him in death. George graduated from Tilden Technical High School and attended college classes at Northwestern University, Chicago, IL,...
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Jeanette Dehlinger

November 19, 1917 - August 4, 2013

Jeanette "Jeanne" Dehlinger, 95, of Springfield, died at 9:34 a.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at Heritage Healthcare. Jeanne was born on November 19, 1917 in Chicago, the daughter of Francis W. and Jeanette Hinchliff Parker, Jr. She married Charles O. Dehlinger on March 31, 1946 in Richmond, VA; he preceded her in death on January 29, 1999. Jeanne earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Goucher...
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Richard C. Bliss

July 22, 1939 - August 3, 2013

Richard C. Bliss, 74, of Springfield, died at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Richard was born on July 22, 1939 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of H.C. and Doris Bliss. He married Jane McAleece on January 2, 1965 in Dubuque. IA. Richard earned his Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy and was a proud alumnus of North Dakota State University in Fargo. He...
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Georgiann Kutilek

February 11, 1929 - July 31, 2013

Georgiann (Lukas) Kutilek, 84, of Springfield, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. Georgiann was born on February 11, 1929 in Chicago, the daughter of Frank and Philomena (Kuzela) Lukas. She grew up in Chicago and Cicero, graduated from Lourdes High School in 1946, and attended the University of Illinois as a member of the first nursing class, receiving her Certificate...
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Gary W. Stremsterfer

March 31, 1942 - July 31, 2013

Gary W. Stremsterfer, 71, of Springfield, peacefully entered heaven at 5:25 p.m. on July 31, at St. John's Hospice. Gary was born March 31, 1942 in Springfield, the son of Wilbur and Elizabeth Guinan Stremsterfer. He married Marianne Kohlrus on August 16, 1969 at St. Aloysius Church and was a loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather. Gary was a graduate of Griffin High School,...
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G. Patrick Stevens

March 29, 1951 - July 31, 2013

. Patrick Stevens, 62, of Springfield, died at 8:57 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at his home. Pat was born March 29, 1951 in Eldorado, the son of Clarence and Helen Cox Stevens. He married Melinda (Hunter) Paul in 1996 in Troy, IL. Pat was a graduate of Edwardsville High School. He was known as the true "car man", starting his love for them at a very early age. His love for cars...
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John R. Teimeyer

June 5, 1946 - July 30, 2013

John R. Teimeyer, 67, of Springfield, died at 11:09 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Symphony of Lincoln Nursing Home. John was born on June 5, 1946 in Springfield, the son of John A. and Loretta I. Rogerson Teimeyer. He married Patricia Pettyjohn on Dec. 13, 1969 in Springfield. John was a graduate of Griffin High School and St. John's School of Nursing. He retired from the Springfield Fire...
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William James Pruitt

July 27, 2013 - July 27, 2013

William James Pruitt, of Springfield, died on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. William was born on July 27, 2013 in Springfield, the son of Scott Pruitt and Bridget Dawdy. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Betty Dawdy. He is survived by his parents, Bridget Dawdy and Scott Pruitt of Springfield; paternal grandparents, David and Vickie Pruitt of...
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Dorothy E. Corbett

February 18, 1922 - July 27, 2013

Dorothy E. "DeEllen" Corbett, 91, of Springfield, died at 5:15 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Ms. Corbett was born on February 18, 1922 in Chicago, the daughter of Earl and Dorothy Mae McDonald Corbett. She was a graduate of Ursuline Academy and a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish. Ms. Corbett retired from George S. Grimmett and Co. after 30 years as a kitchen...
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Bruce Rodney Hurst

June 10, 1955 - July 27, 2013

Bruce Rodney Hurst, 58, of Springfield, died Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Walker Nursing Home in Virginia, IL. Bruce was born June 10, 1955 in Springfield, IL, the son of Hamlin and Dorthee (Hirsch) Hurst. Bruce was a 1974 graduate of Springfield High School. He was a residential homebuilder and landlord for 30 years. He enjoyed applying his many skills in the various aspects of building...
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Tom Noel

March 12, 1941 - July 27, 2013

Thomas J. Noel, 72, of Kewanee, died peacefully at 9:40 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at his home. Tom was born March 12, 1941 in Monmouth, IL the son of Kenneth W. and Helen (Quinn) Noel. Growing up the third oldest in a family of 12 children taught Tom the value of hard work, education and the importance of family. He graduated in 1959 from Monmouth High School and later completed various...
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Harold L. England

July 12, 1942 - July 26, 2013

Harold L. "Kookie" England, 71, of Springfield, peacefully passed away at 6:33 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013 at his home with his children by his side while watching a Cardinals game. Kookie was born July 12, 1942 in Springfield, the son of Wayne and Margaret Simpson England. He married Donna Janas in 1985. Kookie retired from the State of Illinois Department of Transportation and was a...
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Annie Lenkart

October 14, 1935 - July 26, 2013

Annie went to meet her loving parents, George and Margaret Drohner on July 26, 2013. She is survived by her caring husband, Bennett, whom she married November 17, 1956, and her three much loved children, Larry (Karen), Laurel (Walter) Howe, of Normal, and Lyle. Her pride and joy grandchildren, Alex Howe and Maggie Lenkart. A sister, Elsie Herrmann of Cary also survives along with in-laws...
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Margaret Alberta Bounds

August 21, 1928 - July 26, 2013

Margaret Alberta "Bert" Bounds, 84, of Springfield, died at 4:26 a.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Bert was born on August 21, 1928 in Springfield, the daughter of Eldon and Goldie E. Whitesell Beckner. She married Donald B. Bounds on October 30, 1954 in Hernando, MS. He preceded her in death. Bert attended Feitshan's High School and worked as a secretary for Bounds...
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Tom Wilhelm

February 26, 1957 - July 25, 2013

Tom Wilhelm, 56, of Springfield, died at 6:35 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at his home. Tom was born February 26, 1957 in Peoria, the son of Charles T. and Colleen M. Armstrong Wilhelm. He married Catherine Ashenbrenner on June 21, 1986 in Springfield. Tom was an accomplished drummer and had enjoyed playing in several local bands, such as "City Slicker" and "Smack Dab". He was also an avid...
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Mildred Rose Freitag

June 13, 1935 - July 23, 2013

Mildred Rose Freitag, 78, of Pleasant Plains, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at St. Joseph's Home. Rose was born June 13, 1935 in New Berlin, the daughter of William E. and Mildred F. Moody Dippel. She married Charles W. Freitag on June 11, 1955 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church; he preceded her in death in 2010. Rose attended New Berlin High School. She enjoyed spending...
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George E. Donnelly

April 9, 1920 - July 21, 2013

George Edward Donnelly, 93, of Springfield, died at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. George was born April 9, 1920 in Springfield, the son of Oswald J. and Esther Boyd Donnelly. He married Victoria Kanosky on July 20, 1957 in Gilman; she preceded him in death on January 6, 2008. George was a graduate of Springfield High School and worked at Illinois Bell...
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Donald L. Lepper

October 1, 1941 - July 21, 2013

Donald L. Lepper, 71, of Rochester, died at 9:20 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Heritage Health. Don was born October 1, 1941 in Springfield, the son of Richard and Mary Barton Lepper. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Ann Mertz, on February 8, 1964 in Springfield at St. Cabrini Catholic Church. Don graduated from Griffin High School and attended Springfield Junior College and SIU...
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Beverly K. Babicky

August 23, 1947 - July 21, 2013

Beverly K. Babicky, 65, of Springfield, passed on at 7:14 a.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Beverly was born on August 23, 1947 in Springfield, the daughter of Raymond and Frances Nesch Armes, Sr. She married Tom Babicky on November 2, 1967 in Springfield. Beverly graduated from Lanphier High School. She retired in 2003 after 38 years of service with the State of...
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William H. Berning

December 26, 1926 - July 19, 2013

William H. "Bill" Berning, 86, of Springfield, died at 11:25 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2013 at his residence. Bill was born December 26, 1926 in Springfield, the son of H. William and Gladys Dickerson Berning. He married Helen JoAnn Miller on December 31, 1954 in Springfield. She preceded him in death on April 18, 2000. Bill graduated from Springfield High School and earned his Bachelor's...
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Marian Mary Ann Zarones OP

September 17, 1931 - July 17, 2013

Sister Marian Zarones, 81, a Dominican Sister, of Springfield, died July 17. She was born to John and Mary Gasperi Zarones in Oskaloosa, Iowa. For 46 years, Sister Marian taught in Catholic parish elementary schools: Cathedral and Christ the King, Springfield; Our Saviour, Jacksonville; St. Margaret Mary, Algonquin; St. Christina and St. John Bosco, Chicago. Sister served as a classroom...
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Shirley R. Patheal

October 7, 1949 - July 17, 2013

Shirley R. Patheal, 63, of Berlin, died at 10:06 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Shirley was born October 7, 1949 in Springfield, the daughter of Bertha Nation Hamrick. She married Edwin "Ed" Patheal on January 14, 1975 in Rock Island, IL. Shirley graduated from Springfield High School and attended Lincoln Land Community College. She worked as a beautician for...
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Eugene C. Costa

December 6, 1922 - July 16, 2013

Eugene C. Costa, 90, passed away at 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Eugene was born December 6, 1922 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Eugene A. and Genevieve B. Carroll Costa. He married Bernadette Quinn on October 29, 1949 in Springfield. Eugene was a 1941 graduate of Cathedral Boys High School. He attended Saint Louis University and Rolla School of Mines and Minerals. In 1943, he was...
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Arthur Williams

July 29, 1931 - July 13, 2013

Arthur Williams, 81, of Springfield, died at 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Memorial Medical Center. Arthur was born July 29, 1931 in Thayer, the son of Ezra and Mary Ann McGahey Williams. He married Patricia Dennis in 1955. Arthur served his country in the United States Navy. He was a plumber at St. John's Hospital and belonged to Plumbers and Steamfitters local 137 and the American...
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Harry E. Clements

January 14, 1932 - July 12, 2013

Harry E. Clements, 81, of New Berlin, died at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, July 12, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. Harry was born January 14, 1932 in Berlin, the son of Harry and Morlen Clements. He married Wanda Pratt on December 18, 1954 in Springfield. Harry was a graduate of New Berlin High School and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was the Island...
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Pauline Frances Tolan

July 13, 1920 - July 10, 2013

Pauline Frances Tolan, 92, of Petersburg, died at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home. Pauline was born July 13, 1920 in Farmingdale, IL, the daughter of Paul F. and Ruth Bradenburg Tolan. Pauline graduated from Ursuline Academy and Springfield College. Her work career started as an elementary school teacher in Sangamon County for nearly 11 ½ years. ...
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David Lynn Musgrave

July 29, 1950 - July 10, 2013

David Lynn Musgrave, 62, of Springfield, passed away at 6:51 a.m. on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. David was born July 29, 1950 in Fairfield, IL, the son of Vernon and Edra Lee Musgrave. He married Patsy Sheraden on November 4, 1999 in Springfield. David was a family oriented man who was very devoted to his daughters and grandchildren. He was a member of Berean Baptist...
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Samuel Frederic Deneke III

March 12, 1939 - July 7, 2013

Samuel Frederic Deneke, III, 74, of Springfield, died at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at St. John's Hospital. Samuel was born March 12, 1939 in Fredricktown, MO, the son of Samuel Frederic Deneke, Jr. and Mary Ellen Webb. Samuel was a graduate of Fredricktown High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He enjoyed boating and fishing. He...
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William G. Black

April 17, 1920 - July 7, 2013

William Grant Black, 93, of Springfield, died at 5:54 p.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Concordia Village. William was born April 17, 1920 in Muncie, IN, the son of Joseph C. and Verna D. Grimes Black. He married Frances King Mathewson on May 15, 2000 in Cincinnati, OH. William was a 1937 graduate of Urbana High School and received his Bachelors' Degree from Greenville College. After college,...
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