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Charlie Hayes posted on 10/17/21

Bill and I were in the same Boy Scout Troop many years ago sponsored by Wesley Methodist Church on North Grand Ave. in Grandview Village. I remember him well as a good kid and good scout. My sympathies to Bill’s family.

 

Carole S. Hunter-Aubrey posted on 10/17/21

Nancy was a friend of mine when we lived in Chatham and belonged to the Junior Women's Club. She was always so friendly.

 

Jim Kramp posted on 10/17/21

I had the good fortune to meet Bill Price roughly 15 years ago through his son Ron and Daughter in Law Debbie. Bill and Barb would attend most the same party functions that Jan and I were invited to and I loved listening to his stories. From his work with the Boy Scouts, to his times working at the power plant, to his wood working skills, to his hunting and fishing stories. He was part of that greatest generation that could build or fix anything and was willing to help anyone that asked. He love to tease Anyone willing to engage him and he had the grin of a chesser cat while doing so. I was honored to have been asked by the family to be a part of Bill’s service which I’m thankful for. Rest In Peace Bill Price. A Life Well Lived. You did it right and were loved by many. From the guy you once told, “You’re Handier Than a Shirt Pocket” Jim and Jan Kramp

 

Deb Cantrall posted on 10/17/21

Bart and I are so very sad to hear of Matt's passing. We will greatly miss his kind and generous spirit. Our prayers are with all of his family.

 

Loretta Revers posted on 10/17/21

So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. Many great memories growing up and visiting the Becker’s.

 

Loretta Revers posted on 10/17/21

So sorry to hear of Keith’s passing. I spent many Summer vacations in Riverton with Keith’s family and my grandparents. I loved staying with the Becker’s.

 

Brad Howard posted on 10/16/21

RIP my brother

 

Phyllis Storey posted on 10/16/21

Sorry for your loss. I knew Sharon from Horace Mann. She was a very nice lady..

 

David & Deb Coontz posted on 10/16/21

Doris and Bill: I’m so sorry for your loss. Tom was a big part of your life as he stopped in daily to see you and visit with you bot h. He was a wonderful guy and a friend to all. Prayers are with you and your family during this time.

 

 

Mason posted on 10/16/21

WHAT'S UP DOC?

 

Sue C. Strode posted on 10/16/21

Nancy was a sweet, young Lanphier friend and a charming, kind old friend. A family wedding takes us away and we regret not celebrating her life with those who admired her. Our condolences to all. Gene and Sue France Strode

 

Tami Saviste posted on 10/16/21

I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you. My prayers are with you. May Mark rest in peace with his parents.

 

Ed Mortimer posted on 10/16/21

So sorry for your loss.

 

Pat Thompso posted on 10/16/21

Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed every visit with Your uncle Tommy when I was with your mom and dad. Praying for comfort and peace for your family. From Arkansas...

 

 

Brittney Payne-Muse posted on 10/15/21

Miss you Matt

 

Margaret Gaedtka posted on 10/15/21

To Sharon's Family and Friends, I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Sharon at Horace Mann and through a mutual friend reconnected in recent years. I will always remember her as a lovely, kind lady who always brought a smile into the room.

 

Rosemary Fulgenzi posted on 10/15/21

Deeply sorry to hear of Keith's passing,Nicole & Eric. Memories go way back to Riverton visiting Uncle Roy & Aunt Yolanda with Jerry. My prayers, Rosemary

 

John Profeta posted on 10/15/21

Dean, My heartfelt Condolences to you & your Family! Just know you will see him again! Your Dad worked with my Dad at Sangamo & Hobbs! My Dad will be there waiting for him at the Pearly Gates! The stories they can reminisce on now will be Epic!

 

Eileen lopossa posted on 10/15/21

I will always miss you, John. Remembering you installing 2 x 4s on the deck for Bambis safety. Always wanting to help. You loved Dakota and Bambi.

 

Tom Rose posted on 10/15/21

So sorry for your loss, Nicole. Prayers for comfort and peace.

 

Sally & Jim Kuczek posted on 10/15/21

Very sorry for your loss.

 

Bryan Friedrich Sr posted on 10/15/21

Dean ... My Deepest Heartfelt Sympathies To You , And Your Entire Family , For The Passing Of Your Father . I Owe Your Dad So Much For Being So Kind , And Spending So Much Of His Earthly Time Coaching Me In The Game Of Baseball . May GOD Bless Your Dad In The Kingdom Of Heaven , And May GOD Bless Your Entire Family During This Difficult Time . My Prayers Are With You All !

 

 

Dawn posted on 10/15/21

Your Spirit Lives within me Daddythank you for Choosing to Guide, Love and Protect Me

 

 

Donna Chase, Springfield, IL posted on 10/15/21

Pat I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time my friend. Contact me when things settle down. Love you.

 

Jerry Hirsteiin posted on 10/15/21

We were sad to learn of the passing of our brother Johnny. On behalf of the entire Chapter 534, Vietnam Veterans of America, we extend our thoughts and prayers to you all during this difficult time.

 

Bruce Alderson posted on 10/15/21

I lived next door to the Roscetti family for many years in my youth. They were the best example of what family should be. Nick was a great neighbor and friend. I have many fond memories of Nick and Peggy, and their sons, Nick, Gary, and Tony. Godspeed “Big Nick”

 

Jerry & Karen Hirstein posted on 10/15/21

Mike and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

 

 

Marvin Cohnen posted on 10/15/21

Will miss John remember working with him at access springfield and of course our time at Lanphier high school .RIP Buddy

 

Patrick and Kaitlin Schafer posted on 10/15/21

Allen Brewer was a great role model for a lot of young men. I know how much the Brewer men admired and respected him, because we all admired and respected him. Allen was always kind to his grandson's knucklehead friends, even when he had every right to box their ears. We'll all miss him very much. Our most sincere condolences,

 

Doug and Brad Wagner posted on 10/15/21

Wish to express fond memories and condolences on the passing of a great guy and North 23rd Street neighbor.

 

Julie Hahn Burr posted on 10/15/21

Judy, Kristin, & Derek, I am sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Brian as one of the original Stardust Dr neighbors! He was always so kind and always had a smile on his face. Thinking of you all during this time.

 

Stephen Flesch posted on 10/15/21

Thank you to everyone for your thoughts. Our family much appreciated the kindness.

 

Connie (Dove) Ferguson posted on 10/15/21

R.I.P. dear Tommy. I'll always remember your smile and laugh.

 

Jean Morgan Burnett posted on 10/14/21

Condolences to Steve’s family. Steve and I were school mates from kindergarten through high school. May his soul Rest In Peace.

 

Bill Kmett, Sr. posted on 10/14/21

Dean & family, Our sincere sympathy on the loss of your father. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Bill & BJ

 

Janet Craynon posted on 10/14/21

I enjoyed viewing the photos of the Bill Bruce that I so appreciated and respected. He was a valued asset to Illinois Baptist State Association for so many years. He was a valued co-laborer, but also a trusted friend. He will be missed by family and friends, but his influence will continue through many others.

 

Brenda Brammer & LaVena Roach posted on 10/14/21

Mike, Matt & Joe, we are so sorry for the loss of Mark. He was really a nice guy and wonderful friend. He will be missed.

 

Armand Prosperini posted on 10/14/21

I am sorry for your loss of your brother and brother in law.May he rest In peace .

 

Carla Ogden (Yustus) posted on 10/14/21

Uncle Bill....We shared some wonderful times together. When I was a little girl I had the best of times at the cabin. Just couldn't wait for the weekends so we could spend that time at the lake with the whole family. Thank you for the memories. I am sure that you and Dad are already fishing in heaven. Praying for those who loved you and that will miss you.

 

Dan & Tracy Poggi posted on 10/14/21

Matt and Joe, I’m so sorry for your loss. Mark always stopped to say hi when he was out and about. He will be missed.

 

Guy Sternnerg posted on 10/14/21

The brother of my good friend Mike, who has always been there for anyone who needed him. Now we need to be there for Mike and the family.

 

George C. Alewelt posted on 10/13/21

Rest in Peace Mr. Brewer.

 

Mary Jo Baker posted on 10/13/21

Barbara & Peggy: So sorry to hear of JoAnn's passing. I often think of your mom and mine playing bridge "till the cows come home". Think of you girls and your mom often.

 

Kathy Buckman posted on 10/13/21

I am very sorry to hear of your loss Jerry. You and your family are in my prayers.

 

Leland Campbell posted on 10/13/21

I worked one summer with Bruce, he was an extremely hardworking intelligent man. He was a good hearted person who had a great sense of humor. RIP

 

Cheri Bradley Elmore posted on 10/12/21

I will never forget the kindness you showed me as new transplant into Chatham. You made my world a better place. May your love live on in all you leave behind.

 

 

Kim Austin posted on 10/12/21

Love you daddy

 

 

Kim Austin posted on 10/12/21

Love you so much daddy ❤️

 

 

Paula posted on 10/12/21

I miss you so much Momma. Forever Loving You!

 

Hank & Susan Cronister posted on 10/12/21

To the Bill Bruce Family, Bill was a wonderful man who loved the Lord. We shall miss him as we know his family will. We too share in your sorrow. Please know that all of Bill's family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are sure he is smiling down on all of you from heaven as he is in no more pain. Treasure the memories and love of Bill you carry with you in your hearts for they will give you the strength and courage to go on until you meet Bill again. May you find peace and comfort in the Lord in the days and months to come. Rev. 21:4 Love and Prayers, Hank & Susan Cronister

 

Brian Stapleton posted on 10/12/21

Kathleen, so sorry for your loss.

 

Jeanie white posted on 10/12/21

Sorry to hear about Frank, known him since I was a kid, good man, thoughts and prayers to all family

 

Jeannette Bland posted on 10/12/21

Ed, I am so very sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose a loved one, but it is especially hard to lose a parent. I hope you can find comfort in remembering how wonderful your Mother was and how lucky you were to have her for as long as you did. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this sad and difficult time.

 

Marcia and Clyde Miller posted on 10/12/21

We are sorry to hear of the loss of your brother, Steve, May wonderful memories console all of you at this difficult time.

 

Tom & Jane Heitman posted on 10/12/21

Frank was the most interesting and amusing man we ever met. He had stories from his youth through to his days in Vietnam and well beyond. He could tell raucous stories from his young adulthood and follow-up with a recipe for chocolate chip cookies. He told stories (we sometimes found to be horrific and scary) with ease and amusement. With his stories, he made us laugh, sometimes cry, lots of times think deeply and always walk away appreciating our neighbors and friends. God bless you Frank -- you're one in a million!

 

Scott M. posted on 10/12/21

Peace be with you, Frank. Condolences to family, friends and pets. Till we meet again, Frank. God bless.

 

callie basil posted on 10/12/21

hi grandpa i love you so much rip may god bless you please let me know if you have seen my brother andrew robert basil! rip love you

 

 

John Fleischacker posted on 10/12/21

Ed my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. I know how hard it is loosing a parent. May your mother rest in eternal peace.

 

Von Gittemeier posted on 10/12/21

Frank was my ever since I moved to Missouri but I knew him before moving. He was such a warm hearted man and I looked at him as my older brother, the brother I never had. Loved him as a brother. Rest in peace brother, you will be missed terribly.

 

Kati Fennimore posted on 10/11/21

I remember when Kevin was born-I cannot believe I am writing this condolence note. His smile would light up a room. Kevin, please watch over all of us from heaven!

 

Steve and Sandy Brattain posted on 10/11/21

We miss you but we all know that you are flying high up in Heaven with no pain now. Praise the Lord..

 

Patrick Reynolds posted on 10/11/21

I’m sorry for all the family for the loss of mom. You all have come along way from the old world at 709. I won’t forget eating with you all there. You are in our prayers. Pat and Esther

 

Dixie Vincent posted on 10/11/21

It was my pleasure to work with Deana at the Fair First Aid Station for several years. She was so dedicated - opened up every morning promptly and made sure we had all the supplies we needed. Her example is one that we all should strive to emulate.

 

James k Masten posted on 10/11/21

So very sorry to hear this news. Frank was a very good man. A very loyal friend to my father. He will be missed by lots of friends and family. Prayers Rip Frank.

 

Armand Prosperini posted on 10/11/21

Larry and Pam I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Bernie Joe for many years at the post office.Just a wonderful person

 

Missy Block posted on 10/11/21

What else can be said about Grandma O and Grandpa John. They were Epic. They were my lovee and my rocks. Always there for me and for everyone—no matter what. Their wisdom and love are greatly Missed but live on in those whom they touched. Love them Beyond words.

 

 

Carol J. Cimarossa posted on 10/11/21

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss, Bernie. You and all your family are in my prayers.

 

Kathryn Dinardo posted on 10/11/21

Mike was a wonderful warrior and led an amzing life. Pat, I am so sorry for you and for his family. He will be missed. May you find comfort in knowing he is in a place of peace now- until you meet again.

 

Kathryn Dinardo posted on 10/11/21

I had the honor of serving with her at the Red Cross First Aid Station at the Illinois State Fair. She was a great lady and will be missed. I enjoyed the time we spent together.

 

Mark Bower posted on 10/11/21

Always a source of sound advice, and a friend who always treated me well. I will miss you my friend, and treasure the memories.

 

Jane Bradley posted on 10/11/21

Jodie, So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry that I was unable to attend the visitation. I am waiting on a hip replacement and can hardly walk. I was told to rest. It is not easy for me but life goes on. Bless you and Sydney.

 

Steve and Jane Bradley posted on 10/11/21

You were a good friend and we enjoyed working with you at the Red Cross, especially out at the State Fair First Aid Station. God Bless.

 

David Kissick posted on 10/11/21

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

 

Suzanne Austin posted on 10/10/21

A life well lived , rest in peace cousin.

 

 

Patsy & Glen Mester, Sun City, AZ posted on 10/10/21

Our memories are many and our hearts are breaking, but we know you are in a better place. So sorry for your loss Kathy, Tom, Jerry, Bernie, Larry, Ed, Steve and Mitch and loved ones. So sorry we cannot be with all of you and get hugs. We knew thiis day was coming, but it still is so difficult. So many memories of all of you and your families. Love you all and keeping you all in our prayers.

 

Otto Fafoglia posted on 10/10/21

So sorry to hear about Bob. He lived on Oxford Drive in Chatham and was same age as some of my children, all attended.Glenwood High. Condolences to the family. I am sure he will be sadly missed.

 

Jim Kramp posted on 10/10/21

To the Roberts Family: 26 years ago Frank came into our lives when he married our sister Betty. Over the years they built a beautiful retirement home in Mun-Row City Mo, which They both loved. Many wonderful family memories took place there. Whether it was Frank slow cooking pork buts or Frying fish you didn’t want to intervene cause Frank would certainly put you in your place which was out of his kitchen. For 26 years he cared for and Loved our Sister Betty and for that love and care we are grateful. From his attire ( sleeveless button down shirts and Brandt’s Trucker hats ) to his colorful jokes and silly laugh he will be missed but NEVER forgotten. Frank passed on his Mother’s birth day and we were all thankful she came and took Frank home. Rest In Peace Frank You were loved by many people. A life well lived. Jim Kramp - Brother In Law

 

Michelle Bentley-Lewman posted on 10/10/21

My deepest condolences to the family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and lifting you in prayer.

 

 

Kevin Boehmke posted on 10/10/21

Mikey, you will be missed by many. Though you are no longer with us, you have moved on to a more peaceful and painless life where you can shine down upon us all. Rest in Peace, my friend. See you again someday.

 

Tom Firth posted on 10/10/21

My thoughts and prayers are with his mother, kids,grandchildren,and family. He left this world much too soon. I'm grateful for the friendship we shared. You'll never be forgotten, forever missed, and the memories cherished forever. Goodbye my friend.

 

Melinda King posted on 10/9/21

My thoughts are with Mr. Turley's family. I hope your loving memories will help you through this difficult time.

 

 

Tony posted on 10/9/21

Kindness and appreciation

 

Joe Stewart posted on 10/9/21

Brian was always a gentleman and a pillar of the Sherman community. A man to be admired. He was my friend and he will be missed. RIP

 

Barbara Wheeler posted on 10/9/21

I remember Bob Turley as a very likeable, friendly fellow who liked to laugh and share stories. God bless him and his family.

 

 

Janice Maier posted on 10/9/21

Bob and I’ve shared good times and family, and many interests. Bob will always be in my heart. My sincere condolences to Bob’s closest friends and family.

 

Beth Kiel posted on 10/9/21

Kevin was a great guy with a big heart and amazing wit. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

 

Stacy Webel Reynolds posted on 10/9/21

I have not seen Bill in probably 12 years but I have lots of fond memories of him during hunting season. He taught my boys to play poker, lol! I remember one time he and Bob made a supper for Bret, Sarah, Rod and I and even made butter molds for the rolls. What a wonderful man. Prayers and Blessings to you all.

 

Kay & Clyde Ethridge posted on 10/9/21

Betty and children so sorry to hear about your loss. Frank will always be with you in memories.

 

 

Joe & Donna Mudra posted on 10/9/21

Great friend. Always willing to help with any project.

 

Jodi Becker posted on 10/9/21

Very sorry for your loss Linda. Prayers to you and your family

 

Cammy (Roberts) Ermann posted on 10/9/21

So sorry to hear of Uncle Frank's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family during this difficult time. RIP Uncle Frank

 

Martha Carey posted on 10/9/21

My last memory of Frank was of him sitting next to Kevin on a oicnic table at Jane and Tom’s earring Texas Cake and asking Kevin what the people in the movie said. He always had a story or a joke. I really enjoyed hanging out with him went we visited Von and Paul. Rest In Peace my Friend!!!

 

Martha Carry posted on 10/9/21

My last memory of Frank was of him sitting next to Kevin on a oicnic table at Jane and Tom’s eating Texas cake and watching a movie. None of us could hear the movie because he kept asking Kevin - “What did they say?” . I always enjoyed his jokes and stories. He always made me laugh. Rest In Peace my friend!!!

 

Jim Garbutt posted on 10/8/21

So sorry to hear of Brian's passing. He was such a wonderful person, neighbor, and friend. We only knew Brian for a short time and really enjoyed golfing with him and Judy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Judy,and your family. Sincerely, Nancy and Jim Garbutt

 

Jim cribbett posted on 10/8/21

Barb and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I missed this and am sorry. May GOD be with you and your family at this time.

 

Janice Lowder Kelty posted on 10/8/21

lived next door to them on midland court went to Fairview school and Lanphier the good old days! So Sorry For you loss.

 

Sheila Scannell posted on 10/8/21

We will miss Brian so much in Ironwood. A pleasure to know on the condo board. A great talent on the golf course. And a kind and friendly neighbor. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. RIP Brian and thoughts and prayers to Judy and family. Sheila and Bob Scannell

 

Sheila Scannell posted on 10/8/21

sile2verizon.net

 

Bill Shomidie posted on 10/8/21

I’m honored to say that Steve and I were good friends , we had a lot of good laughs,he will be missed by all . R.I.P.

 

 

Marsha Corsiatto posted on 10/8/21

I remember Mike as a very nice guy in school and I know that I will see my brother in Christ again on that glorious day when we’re all together again in our Lord Jesus house.

 

Tom Cockayne posted on 10/8/21

So sorry to hear of Steve passing. Became friends with Steve at Lanphier and had great times together. Thoughts and prayers go out to Steve’s family and many friends. Until we meet again buddy!

 

Armand Prosperini posted on 10/8/21

Valerie, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother,may he Rest In Peace

 

Spanky posted on 10/8/21

Mikey, we love you and rip.spanky and jen.

 

Cindy and Pete Larsen posted on 10/8/21

So sorry to hear about Steve. Thoughts of all of you during this difficult time. Hugs to all.

 

 

TJ Szerletich posted on 10/8/21

When I met Mikey, I was fresh out of the military with a lot of my own demons. Mike was a major influence, a close friend, and a guide for me after military life. He was always full of life and ready for action in any prank or joke. I'll miss you buddy, make sure to thunderstorm Jimmy for me when you meet up with him again.

 

 

kevin castle posted on 10/8/21

mike and i grew up across the street from one another, the austins were great neighbors, he was a very good friend, so many memories of us riding mini bikes together, all over pawnee, you are sadly missed my friend, god bless you.

 

Phyllis Ingram posted on 10/8/21

Steve was a great guy! Went from kindergarten through high school with him! Rest In Please my friend!

 

Sandy Carter posted on 10/8/21

Steve was good to us girls when we were teenagers. We spent a whole lot of time in the Diczban house & it was always the best place to be. I’m so very sorry Linda. ♥️

 

 

Chasity Dilks posted on 10/8/21

My thoughts and prayers are with the family!!!

 

 

Sue Bay posted on 10/8/21

He was such a good and kind person and meeting him was a joy I love listening him on radio.you will surly be missed

 

Norma Jean Reeves posted on 10/8/21

I am another one that grew up in the Diczban household. Linda & I were besties , Steve was like a brother to me. Always caring, outspoken & funny . He will be missed terribly. My love & prayers go out to the Diczban family. RIP my dear friend.

 

Barry Veach posted on 10/8/21

My condolences to all the Carnes family for the loss of your Brother, Father, Grandfather and friend. I’ll cherish the times we had together in life and am going to truly miss my friend Bruce.

 

Carrie Austin posted on 10/8/21

Mike was inspirational in his bravery and faith in the Lord. Following his journey this past year on Facebook has really been enlightening and given me a glimpse of the courageous and devote person he really was. Rest in peace, dear Mike.

 

 

Alan Paul posted on 10/8/21

We are all going to miss you,Talking about KISS in the groups isn’t going to be the same without you,Rest in peace my dear friend

 

 

Steve and Sandra Brattain posted on 10/7/21

Mike was a real jokster. He loved to make people laugh. Fly high on that mountain Mikey with Jesus. We Love you.

 

 

Steve and Sandra Brattain posted on 10/7/21

Mike was a blessing to be around. One trick right after another. Mike is now in Heaven with His Lord and Saviour Jesus.

 

Mike & Sheila Midiri posted on 10/7/21

So sorry for your loss Valerie

 

David Hood posted on 10/7/21

I met Steve in kindergarten, we grew up together. The Diczban household was my second home. We learned a lot together and from each other. Together we learned the importance of family, friendship and loyalty. You could not have a better friend than Steve, he was always there if you needed him. Rest well brother, until we meet again.

 

Jody (Turner) Ennis posted on 10/7/21

Mike was loved like a brother by my brother, Steve Turner. Steve would always share stories of his fun adventures with Mike. i wish we could have met. I am certain I would have loved him too. My thoughts and prayers and with Mikey's friends and family. Sending lots of love and hugs.

 

 

Sharon Thompson posted on 10/7/21

What a lifetime of memories that many of us have. Peace and healing

 

 

Kellie Moats posted on 10/7/21

Mikey - You are already missed. There are so many memories of all us growing up here in Pawnee. I rest easy knowing you were lovingly greeted in Heaven by so many.

 

Linda Pease posted on 10/7/21

Please note the times for the services should be to gather at 10:30 and services at 11:00 at 3rd Presbyterian Church.

 

 

Debbie Denk posted on 10/7/21

I was so sorry to see that your Mom had passed away. I've been the Secretary at the Village of Jerome for eight years and knew your parents through their volunteering and helping out in many ways around the Village. I'm sure knowing they are back together will bring you comfort and peace. Please accept my sympathy to the entire family on your loss.

 

 

Vince Hutchens Sr posted on 10/7/21

R.I.P. cuzo.......

 

Shawn The Repoman Reilly posted on 10/7/21

So Very Sorry..Prayers

 

 

Shawn The Repoman Reilly posted on 10/7/21

I met Mikey on Qlz..Great Guy..One Of A Kind..RIP Brother...

 

 

Teresa Edwards posted on 10/7/21

Austin family,I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad was an guy,and will be missed tremendously. You're in my thoughts and prayers

 

 

HONOR MICHELLE RHODES posted on 10/7/21

A CANDLE FOR YOU MIKEY TO REPRESENT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY IN HEAVEN!!!!! LOVE YA BUDDY.

 

Jerry and Katie Nation posted on 10/7/21

Farewell my friend rest now in the glory of God the Father I have such fond memories of our times together filled with laughter, heartwarming talks, traveling and so much more. We had a great journey and I will always remember your deep love for your son and grandchildren, your dedication to your many friends in good times and bad. So farewell my friend I’ll see you on the other side and I shall be with you always in my heart till that day. Love you Linda.

 

Scott Satterlee posted on 10/6/21

Jane, Bob will be missed by many and has made an impact in many lives. Bob assisted me back in 1985 in getting my first drafting job and with the exception of some time in the Air Force and then college, I have been doing it ever since. I thank Bob for this. My prayers go out to you and your family.

 

Becky Adams posted on 10/6/21

Feeling blessed to have been a very small part of her and John’s lives. So glad to have visited with her in May. My condolences to you all. ❤️

 

Sue Prevost posted on 10/6/21

Janet, I’m so glad I got to know Linda through you. Everyone needs a fun big sister like Linda and I’m so sorry your family is suffering her sudden loss.

 

Michelle R Blume posted on 10/6/21

Grandma O was an amazing woman and will be missed very much. Go get grandpa John and the kitties in heaven.

 

 

Evelyn Nagel posted on 10/6/21

Jane and family I am thinking of you and your loss. Bob was a good man and will be missed by many. God Bless

 

Sharon & Tony Swift posted on 10/6/21

You and your family are in our thoughts as you grieve this loss.

 

 

Sara Kay Ruebling posted on 10/6/21

Prayers to his Wife and Family. RIP Bob

 

Mary Hardiek posted on 10/6/21

Janie, I am so sorry for your loss. Remembering our class reunion and how much fun we all had together. Prayers for you and your family.

 

The Calloway’s posted on 10/6/21

We are very sorry for your loss Dave and family. I always got a kick out of seeing his reaction to the firework show. Prayers and hugs.

 

Mike Reeves posted on 10/6/21

Bill had a strong influence on me growing up and was a very positive male role model. I'm very sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my prayers.

 

Darlene Lesicko. Jennifer Lesicko posted on 10/5/21

We will miss our dear friend but have wonderful memories to cherish.

 

 

Joe and Pat Charles posted on 10/5/21

So very saddened at the loss of our dear friend. So happy to have many memorable trips and fun times to forever cherish! Rest In peace Billy!❤️

 

Linda Vono posted on 10/5/21

Linda was always the life of the party at our Postal Auxiliary meetings. She will be greatly missed by all of us. My condolences to her family.

 

Brian Boeker posted on 10/5/21

Barb and family, I am sorry for your loss. Bill was as genuine a man as I ever met ! You all are in my prayers!

 

Judy Denton Swaggerty posted on 10/5/21

Prayers and condolences to you and your family, Barb.

 

Judy Denton Swaggerty posted on 10/5/21

My sincere condolences to you and your family, Barb.

 

Tom Kulmacz posted on 10/5/21

Ron would quietly, calmly say the funniest thing and then smile at how much it would make you laugh. The only thing he loved more than rock and roll was his daughter Sophie. It was beautiful to see how happy and beaming he was about her. Ron was an amazing guy and I really miss him.

 

Robert & Rhonda Newtson posted on 10/5/21

So sorry for your loss.

 

Donna Douglas posted on 10/4/21

Barb and Family I am so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My thoughts and prayers for happy memories are with you. It is hard to loose the love of your life.

 

Darrell Veseling posted on 10/4/21

Jim & Family; We are sorry to learn of your Dad;s passing. We share in your sorrow and will keep you in our prayers. Darrell & Pat Veseling

 

Ray Packingham posted on 10/3/21

Sorry to hear about Rich. He was a good guy. Bowled with him many years ago. My prayers and sympathy go out to his family.

 

Ray Packingham posted on 10/3/21

I am sorry to hear about Linda. She was a great woman and a kind soul. I cherish the time we spent together. My prayers and sympathy go out to her family.

 

Colleen R White posted on 10/3/21

I am still in shock over hearing this. My heart goes out to Chuck, Amanda,, Damon, Sue's Mom, Janice and all Sue's siblings. You are all in my prayers. Sue is such a wonderful person and friend. Fly high with the Angels girl! Till we see you again.

 

Susan Enstrom posted on 10/3/21

To Barb and family, my thoughts and prayers. I so enjoyed working with Barb and meeting Bill. A lovely family.

 

Shannon W Jarvis posted on 10/3/21

I am sorry for your losses. God bless you and your family. ✝️✝️

 

David and Karen Goebel posted on 10/3/21

I am saddened to hear about my friend Bill. We shared many stories and had many laughs during my time at Staab Funeral Home in the early 90’s. Even went on a camping trip with Bill, Barbara and their family where we shared more stories and laughs. I am sorry we won’t be able to attend the memorial service. But I want to send our condolences to his entire family. May his memory be an eternal blessing to all that knew him.

 

Rhonda K Brunner-Watson posted on 10/2/21

I am saddened to hear about Uncle Bob, I have found memories of his family and ours together. I remember the vacations, hunting and visiting with each other. He would always plowing our road in the winters.

 

 

Sue E Oller posted on 10/2/21

You have my sympathy Janet and family.

 

 

Sharon Mueller posted on 10/2/21

I will never forget you!! Best big sister ever.

 

 

Sharon Mueller posted on 10/2/21

Our crazy life could've been a movie. Always loved you even if I wasn't living there. I'm sure you knew that.

 

Becky Flynn posted on 10/2/21

I have been Jos’s tax preparer for many many years. Joe always came in with a smile and I loved talking to him. He was a very dedicated worker. Our saying was - “it is what it is” Rest In Peace Joe

 

Tony Wolfe posted on 10/2/21

With great sorrow, I just learned of Greg´s untimely passing since I don´t receive the paper and hadn´t spoken with Greg in a few weeks. I´m glad to say Greg was truly the best friend I´ve ever had. I had known him since 1998, shortly after moving to Springfield. Greg made it a point to walk and visit me a few times a week after he finished work a few blocks away from my downtown apartment. We´d go to our favorite watering holes a couple times a week to meet with mutual friends and "solve" the problems of the world. I´m going to miss our frequent discussions regarding psychology, politics, religion, finances and, invariably, women. Greg was the kindest and most generous person I´ve ever known. His characteristic contagious laughter was just the prescription for anyone needing a brighter day. My deepest sympathy goes out to Greg´s family. There is now a void that will likely never be filled. Rest in peace, my friend.

 

Theresa Brown posted on 10/2/21

Susy, I miss you terribly. No one was expecting this. It shocked everyone. We all prayed for you up till the end. We all watched you soar to heaven with your band of Angels showing you the way. Your light will forever shine little Sister. Watch over our dad and make sure he doesn't get into any mischief. I'm happy for you because now you can Rest In Peace. No more pain. I Love you Forever You Sis, Theresa

 

Theresa Brown posted on 10/2/21

Daddy, my heart is broken. I miss you terribly. It was so hard to tell you goodbye. I am so thankful that I got to spend those last hours with you. I'll help keep mom company so she won't be lonely. I Love and miss you so much. Now, you and Susy behave up there. I know you are in perfect condition and you're walking with your head held high. I Love you so much Theresa

 

Ross Parks posted on 10/1/21

I'm so sorry for your loss. Sue was a wonderful person and I was proud to call her my friend. May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. Prayers for you and your family.

 

Sandy Estill posted on 9/30/21

Joe- Was such a nice guy during our high school years. Very kind and so pleasant to talk with . Always had a smile for me. My sincere condolences to the family gone way too soon.

 

mark kuhnke posted on 9/30/21

So sorry to see this, Chuck. Condolences to you and the entire family.

 

Dan and Christine Rathbone, & Family posted on 9/30/21

Sandy, Nick and family, we were sad to hear of your loss, and hope your love filled memories will help get you through these hard times. with love Dan and Chris

 

Sarah Leander posted on 9/30/21

My condolences to Sophia and the Stradt family. My dear friend Ronald Gene you are at peace now and restored. Until we meet again in the kingdom, God speed!

 

Val and Bobbie Decatoire posted on 9/29/21

So many memories of our sweet friend. RIP Bill. God bless his family.

 

Theresa Pickford, (Terri) posted on 9/29/21

Rachael, I am really sorry to hear about your son. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers everyday.

 

kevin collins posted on 9/29/21

Some times we loved the same ladies some times we shared a drink and many times we shared in party. Was a good friend through high school did not learn of his death for years after. Great gentle soul.

 

Hasmig Nielsen posted on 9/29/21

I remember your kindness. Rest in peace, Ron.

 

Jenny Oglesby posted on 9/29/21

Being best friends with Wendy for well over 20 years I was fortunate to know the family and recall many of Rich’s silly antics. He will truly be missed, but I will cherish the memories.

 

 

Joe and Carol Mullen posted on 9/29/21

Dear Chuck and family, We send heartfelt condolences to all of you. Sue was so much fun, always smiling and saying something hilarious. We will miss her sweet, fun personality and beautiful expressions of her faith. We are holding you all close to our hearts. Heaven gained a precious angel.

 

Patti Daniels posted on 9/29/21

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the worldly loss of Bill.

 

Donna Aidich posted on 9/29/21

Amanda, so very sorry to hear about Sue. She was so much fun and so sweet. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Jim Palazzolo posted on 9/29/21

Hi Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. In my mind, he was a true Patriot who cared and soldiered to the end for his Country. I will miss the camaraderie I enjoyed with Bill.

 

DK Hirner posted on 9/29/21

I was so very sorry to learn of Ron's illness and passing. He was truly a great person and I was proud to get to know him.

 

David and Bevery Bruce Sr posted on 9/29/21

Sue will be remembered for the ability to love her family and nature. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

 

 

Sara Kay Ruebling posted on 9/29/21

Had the pleasure of knowing Jim through Country Gamblers Dance club, such a great person. Learning to dance with Jim around just full of laughs and fun. My sincere condolences to his Wife and Family. RIP JIM

 

Anita Corey posted on 9/29/21

Sincere condolences to the Horrighs family. Sue was valued and respected member of the HFS information technology team. She will be missed.

 

Ron Hull posted on 9/29/21

Sorry to hear about Jim. He was a great guy.

 

James Wamser posted on 9/29/21

So sorry to hear the news. I was lucky to have known Ron when we were in the Marine Corps. Many great memories of such a great man.

 

Ron Michel posted on 9/29/21

So sorry for the loss of Sue and her father. I worked with Sue for many years at Healthcare and Family Services. Prayers for all!

 

Bob & Deb Rath posted on 9/29/21

So sorry to hear of the loss of Sue and your father. Our hearts go out to you and your family. May God give you strength and comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Kate Varcoe posted on 9/28/21

Aunt Dee Dee, we are just so very sorry for your loss of Jim and Sue. They both lived life to the fullest and they will be so sorely missed. We know your hearts are broken and we hope that knowing others care so much for all you helps you during this difficult time.

 

Kate Varcoe posted on 9/28/21

We are so sorry Sue’s bright light has been too soon diminished. Keeping the family in our prayers.

 

Mark, Caroline, Ty, Brooke, Nathan and Payton Shaffer posted on 9/28/21

We were so lucky to have Sharon and John as neighbors when we were young parents just starting our family. They were always kind and ready to lend a hand at any time. We are better people for having known them both. Our deepest sympathies to Tracy, Tanya and all of your family.

 

Giovanni & Suzanne Colombo posted on 9/28/21

Dear Traci, Tonya & family, We were so sad to hear of your mom’s passing and send prayers for peace of heart for all of you! I knew your mom for only a few years, but I knew her well enough to know that she raised two first-class daughters who are dear and loyal friends, that she loved you and her sweet granddaughters so much, and she enjoyed life! Even after she was ill, I usually saw her with a smile. I know that her love, the wonderful memories you shared, and the support of your many friends and loved ones will be a comfort to you!

 

Tammie (Adam) Zeigler posted on 9/28/21

I am so sorry to hear about Ron's passing. I was fortunate to know him in his younger years working at Whitey's when he was 11 through his teen years. Those were some great memories. Ron definitely grew up and became very accomplished in his work, hobbies, and family. Robert and Sandy, I am thinking of you and your family during this time.

 

Lynn Harper posted on 9/28/21

Ronnie, I will truly miss you .I am so glad we got reacquainted through FB. I will always remember the fun we had working at Whiteys. I have never forgotten how much you liked the band Kiss and you playing the air guitar between cooking at the restaurant. I hadn’t remembered this but you told me that Theresa and I took you to your first concert at 14 . I guess we didn’t corrupt you too bad lol ! Reading your obituary, you were so smart and accomplished so many wonderful things in your short life. God knew you had done all the work here on Earth and was ready to reward you in Heaven. Sending your family prayers and hugs especially your daughter Sophie. I used to like watching your baking sessions with her . You were such a great Dad. Just wanted you to know I will never forget you. Rest In Peace. Rock n Roll all night and party every day

 

Secretary Sarah posted on 9/28/21

Another Ron story... When Ron would sign in on the computer for our IEA department meetings...everybody used their real 1st names...except Ron was always Mick Jaggar...everybody got a kick out of it...maybe not Mitch so much. Lol. I'm gonna miss Mick Jaggar...

 

Jack Vinson posted on 9/28/21

It was my pleasure to have known both Julia a f her lovely daughter Karen with whom I worked for a very long time - while both are gone they will never be forgotten - RIP Ms Julia

 

 

James Paradowski posted on 9/28/21

Remembering our times watching movies in Beaufort South Carolina and we both were so close that we are the only ones that know what Words and Music means. Miss you very much and so does Cora. I know you are in Gods hands now but I will always cherish our times laughing together as room mates in the Marine Corps.

 

James Paradowski posted on 9/28/21

Ron we both knew this day was coming but its still a great shock to Cora and i that you have passed. You were one of my best friends from Marine Corp boot camp and all the way through your four years with an honorable discharge. It was a pleasure being room mates with you and calling you on the Marine Corp birthday every year. I am happy Cora and I got a chance to visit your home 2 years ago and that you visited us in Beaufort and Japan. I will never forget you buddy and as we both say Words and Music. Love you man!!!

 

Desiree Leemets posted on 9/28/21

Sturgis will NEVER be the same without you my friend....Nor will I..... Thank You for being such a True Heart in this life and for giving so much and helping SO many people... You didn't like when people were not doing "right" or they were "taking advantage"... You always were vocal to help make a change........ I will always love you for that... You were trying to make this world a better place for us all...Thanks for remembering me during my working Sturgis Birthdays with all the wonderful cakes over the years... And for being one of the few people who was able to sneak and pay a check before me...Looking forward to laughing again with you on the other side.... And if there is anything I can help you with on this level you let me know... Till we see each other again.... Love You Doc

 

SARAH OSHEA posted on 9/28/21

I miss you, guy. I miss how much fun you & Lisa & Laura & I had riding in your car to meetings in Bloomington...I'm trying not to cry...we laughed sooo much!! I miss you & we luv U!!

 

Michael Olson posted on 9/28/21

Ron love ya buddy I thought you had it licked. RIP brother.

 

Kenneth Guilfoyle posted on 9/28/21

Thank you for sharing part of the path with me beginning in Osaka. Best friend, best room mate, best inspiration. God speed.

 

 

Kenneth Guilfoyle posted on 9/28/21

Thank you for sharing the journey with me starting in Osaka and beyond. Best friend, best roommate, best inspiration. God speed.

 

Kumi posted on 9/28/21

I am so shocked to hear about your funeral information on FB this morning here in Japan. You were so kind to talk with me both in English and Japanese when I was in Illinois, and I was lucky to keep in touch with you such a long time through the message place. I should have send you more messages.... I pray good luck for his life in heaven. Anyway, I will remember our old days in memory and I remember your SNS diary too. In addition, I want to support your lovely daughter Sophia, if she needs help around Japan or Japanese. Your old Japanese friend, Kumi

 

 

Robyn Stradt posted on 9/28/21

Mom, mom... tell her I'm older... as the younger sister every year for 3 days I'd say... I'm as old as you nah-nah boo-boo lol that's when Ronny said mom tell her I'm older... good times, Birthdays were a shared event Rest in peace big brother

 

Laura Rennison posted on 9/28/21

I know how much he loved his daughter because he brought her name up every time I spoke to him. He was first my lawyer and then he became my friend. RIP Ron

 

 

Laura, Dana Martin posted on 9/27/21

Worked with Ron during high school years at Whiteys. Our thoughts are with his daughter and family

 

Joe McMenamin posted on 9/27/21

Ron was a good and generous friend. He fought a valiant battle till the end giving inspiration to all he leaves behind.

 

Margaret Roth posted on 9/27/21

Sandy I’m so sorry to hear about Bills passing. He was such a wonderful man. Even when he’d get a little upset about something, he was funny and crack a joke, make you smile. He’s probably making the lord smile right now. He will be missed by all the lives he touched.

 

William d Faloon posted on 9/27/21

Hud was always Hud, a kind and gentle Bear, RIP!

 

Jr and Edie Shawgo posted on 9/27/21

Sandra, thinking of you and your family during this time. Always remember Bill's big smile and friendly demeanor. Remembering the last time we saw you both at my sister's funeral.

 

Jerry and Pam Johnson posted on 9/27/21

Sandy, we are so heartbroken to hear of Bills passing. He was a great patriot and a very sweet, kind man. We shall remember him with much fondness and hood memories. We extend our deepest sympathy to you and yours at this difficult time.

 

Bob & Sissie Rhoades posted on 9/27/21

Tracey,Tanya, so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. Will miss Sharon at the gathering we used to have. Our deepest condolences to you & your family.

 

Susan Denise Solon posted on 9/27/21

Don Hudson was definitely one of a kind. It was a joy and pleasure to see him at the union hall or at Blue Monday---and nothing, absolutely nothing compared to walking a picket line with Hud!! Brother, you will be sorely missed.

 

Sharon Gebhardt Miller posted on 9/26/21

Diana and girls: I'm so sorry to hear of Rich's passing. Prayers for all for comfort and peace. (Lots of good memories at King Pin Lanes.)

 

Penny Greek posted on 9/26/21

My sincere condolences, Sandy, to you and your family.

 

Steve Skuya posted on 9/26/21

I was watching the Ryder Cup today and there was a commercial for some Baird company that jogged my memory of Henry. We were friends while serving at Camp Pendleton in the Marines. We rented an apartment in San Clemente California with one other friend and launched many fun weekend excursions from this home base. One in particular was a trip to the Queen Mary which was just docked at Long Beach. They had a shop that sold family coat of arms and Henry was able to find his there. I tried to reconnect after the service but before the internet it was impossible. It sounds like he had a great life. So sorry to hear he passed.

 

Russ & Sue Suter posted on 9/26/21

Lot of great & fun times at King Pin

 

Linda L Constant posted on 9/26/21

Don was a neighbor, fellow city employee and a friend. No one lived the outdoors and dogs more than he did. I will miss the twinkle in his eyes, his infectious smile, and his funny stories. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

 

Jon Brager posted on 9/26/21

It's sad to lose a friend and neighbor. My deepest condolences to Traci, Tonya and the rest of Sharon's family.

 

Mary Rivero posted on 9/26/21

When I think of Don I smile with such great memories of him. Never a dull moment. He spent a lot of time with my family over the years before illness and after. Dan and he we great friends and we would sit around the table laughing at the stories of their adventures to cardinal games and state fair you name it .Also Don never failed to send me beautiful photos of the flowers from bush stadium and we both shared a love for labor retrievers. For that matter all dogs. Don you will be in our hearts forever. Rest In Peace

 

Kevin Scoggins posted on 9/26/21

Mick, Robert and Hudson family sorry for your loss. Don rest in peace brother will keep you in our prayers.

 

Joyce Bushnell posted on 9/25/21

Sharon was a great friend to me we worked at ISBE. I visited her after I retired

 

John and Marsha Miller posted on 9/25/21

Little did we know in our single, running around days that our second born children would become great high school friends, marry, and give us our two beautiful granddaughters. Sharon is the best wife, mom, daughter, and friend we could ask for. God called her home a few days ago to mercifully end her suffering. Sharon, you will be forever treasured and missed.

 

 

Jim Tisdale posted on 9/25/21

Sharon was a very nice and thoughtful person. She would call and check on me during my time of sorrow after pat passed. Will miss talking with her. Love jim

 

Sue Likes posted on 9/25/21

Angie, I am so very sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

 

Mary Roach posted on 9/25/21

Dear Traci and Tonya and all of your family, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your wonderful monther. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Judy Denton Swaggerty posted on 9/25/21

My condolences and prayers to all of Sharon’s family.

 

Bob & Mary Jane Painter posted on 9/25/21

Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. Sharon has been a great friend for so many years. We will cherish all of the stories and fun times that we had together. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Cal Scheuermann posted on 9/25/21

His mark on this world is here to stay. A smile is what he would want. We will miss him. Sandy, and family sorry for the loss of a great man.

 

Pat Standish posted on 9/25/21

I will cherish all our fun times at bunco and will think of her often. RIP Sharon.

 

Bissi (DiCenso) Shafer posted on 9/25/21

Don was an awesome friend and neighbor! I am deeply saddened to learn of his passing. We bonded over our love of our dogs and shared many beers together. He was my accomplice in hiding Christmas presents for my daughter. She found all of my hiding spots in my house, so I had to store gifts at his house across the street. He was so much fun and a very protective neighbor. It gave me great comfort knowing he was across the street. I loved listening to his political views. The Democratic Party will greatly miss Don. Rest in peace, my friend.

 

Kelly Land posted on 9/25/21

There are no words to ease your pain Rachel. I am saddened when I found out. I hope The Lord brings peace to your heart. My prayers are with you, your family and his children.

 

Beth Roughley posted on 9/25/21

I will miss our lunches we shared after we both retired. The laughs we had and the friendship that carried over from our working relationship at the Illinois State Board of Education. Rest In Peace my friend! Love you!!

 

Rev. Dr. David Bueltmann posted on 9/24/21

Sorry to hear that Eunice passed, but rejoice that she is now with her Savior. We were classmates and were both confirmed with 4 others at St. John's, New Berlin in 1956. She set a wonderful example of the Christian life. She was a part of a beautiful family and had a blessed life with Harry. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."

 

Joe Biesiada posted on 9/24/21

My condolences to the family . I am sure he will be truly missed with his unique way of telling a story. What a fun guy to be around..My prayers are with Don !

 

Jim and Donna Hullmann posted on 9/24/21

Jim and I are so sorry for the passing of Bill. Jim was always happy to see him at family gatherings.over at Mom and Pop's house and also at Nancy's house. You will always be in our prayers,

 

Roger Ramirez posted on 9/24/21

My good friend. I thank you for all you accomplished, rest in peace brother.

 

Linda L Constant posted on 9/24/21

Thanks Doc, for all you have done for your friends and community. Here's to a life well lived with passion, conviction and an occasional bad joke. You will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known you. Rest in peace, C. H. B.

 

Marianne and Joe Seiz posted on 9/24/21

Our sympathies to Don’s family—- Don was an unique personality. He had a true zest for life. He enjoyed his adventures and had stories to share for all of them. Rest In Peace, Don. You will be missed.

 

Pat Nall posted on 9/24/21

Sandy and family, I am so sorry to here about Bill. Please accept my prayers and condolences.

 

Dave Gurnsey posted on 9/24/21

RIP my friend and brother. You were one unique funny individual. It was a pleasure working with you all those years. You were absolutely the best writer Local #193 ever had for its articles in the IBEW Journal May the ducks always fly and the honey always run off all 4 corners of the biscuit. I know you are holding court in a better place.

 

Elfi Metz posted on 9/24/21

I only met Bill a few times. He was always very kind and a joy to be around. Sandy, I'm so sorry for your loss.

 

Marian Rittenhouses DeBold posted on 9/24/21

Sandy, I am so very sorry to hear of Bill's passing. A new star shines in the onyx sky above. All is well my loves.

 

Jim Helm posted on 9/24/21

Sandy-So very sorry to learn of Bill's passing. I enjoyed working with him and having you both as friends. My thoughts are with you and the entire family. Jim

 

Greg & Felecia Doster posted on 9/24/21

Those boat rides in the “Duck Woods” in Arkansas….like you said…”Man, there’s not a ride in Six Flags better than this!” Rest In Peace, my friend. Our prayers go out to the family.

 

Rose Connolly posted on 9/24/21

Bill was such a nice guy. May he rest in peace.

 

Carol Osborn posted on 9/24/21

So very sorry to hear of Eunice’s passing. Eunice taught me how to crochet and knit at the Senior Center. She was very knowledgeable with knitting and crochet, if you ever had a problem she had the answer. She will be greatly missed. Praying for her husband and family, may the Lord bless you and help you through this difficult time.

 

George Alewelt posted on 9/24/21

Rest in peace my friend. I know the angels are enjoying a good laugh with your story telling. I will remember the good times forever. Until we meet again. George

 

Marjorie A Schwager posted on 9/24/21

Walt and I extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of Bill. May he rest in peace. Prayers for your family at this difficult time.

 

Traci Hedgecorth posted on 9/24/21

Hey there, sweetheart! You were such a sweet man & will be missed by many. Thank you for teaching me how to ride a Harley!! Rest in peace my friend

 

 

John Fleischacker posted on 9/24/21

To all of Hud's family you have my sincere condolences. I worked with Don at the power plant and there was absolutely no one on earth that made me laugh as much as Don. He could get on a roll that would have competed with Seinfeld or any other comedian. He and I did a little boating together when he docked his boat at our lake house. If you knew Hud there is no way you could ever forget him and I'm sure I will smile especially when I think back at him telling a story. Rest in eternal peace Hud we who knew you will definitely have very fond memories of you my friend. Until we meet again.

 

Tom Stevens posted on 9/24/21

I worked, and shot at Mather's Gun Club for decades. Bill was a well liked and respected man. He taught me much, I think of him often and I will miss him.

 

Bobby & April Dambacher posted on 9/24/21

Sorry for your loss, Prayers to the family.

 

Carol Gruwell posted on 9/23/21

Sandy and family. Not sure I ever met a kinder man. Always a smile joke and a hug! You can't say Bill Dragoo with out smiling. My heart goes out to you Sandy and your family he will be greatly missed. The last time I saw him at Lime Street I got a great big HUG!!! I can hear him now instruction all the NEW GUARDIAN ANGELS. Rule number one. Don't come a knockin if the van is a rockin. Rule # 2 dont break rule number 1. Love and Miss you already Bill. Love and prayers to you Sandy and your family.

 

Alice Council posted on 9/23/21

Angie, I heard of your loss via the Mattel family. I can’t imagine what you and your family are going through. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Willie & Dottie Washington posted on 9/23/21

Don was a character, he had a personality that was larger than life and he always had a story to tell. We can see that smile of his...so sad to know you are gone but you are in a much better place...rest easy! Our Condolences to the family......

 

Edith Saylor-Clary posted on 9/23/21

I am so sorry and shocked to read of the passing of Eunice. When I was a kid growing up in New Berlin Eunice, her folks and sisters were neighbors. They lived just a few houses from us. Eunice's dad and my dad worked at the grain elevator together, we went to the same church. I remember Norma used to baby sit for me and my brother Mark. Eunice has now joined her folks in heaven. May her memories give you peace and comfort. God's blessing to Eunice's family

 

LINDA L ROTH and Family posted on 9/23/21

Aunt Sandy, Dragoo & Roth Families You all have our deepest condolences and prayers.

 

Tina Davidson posted on 9/23/21

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. My condolences to the family.

 

Sandee Hanahan posted on 9/23/21

Best boss ever! Huge heart for anyone needing a handout. Love & miss you pal.

 

Nikki Squires posted on 9/23/21

My deepest condolences to Jeremy’s family and friends. This is a tragedy and I pray for all of you. What a great guy! Jeremy will be missed by so many including me.

 

Liz Eilers Bron posted on 9/23/21

I’m so sorry Sandy, Bill was an awesome friend. Both Chris and I are so sorry! We will miss him. God be with you and your family.

 

Bob Todd posted on 9/23/21

Bill will truly be missed. He was one of a kind and could bring a smile to anyone’s face. A great family friend who’s memory will never be forgotten. I’m sure he’s telling my mom jokes already!!

 

Melissa Betty posted on 9/23/21

Bill was a wonderful man. He will truly be missed.

 

Judith Williams posted on 9/22/21

A wonderful person. I will miss you .

 

Jerry & Dixie (Grover )Stitt posted on 9/22/21

Our Deep Sympathy to all of you: Sandy, Jayne, Nick, Tim & Terry & families. Just got acquainted with Bill a year ago summer at funeral dinner for George; and we enjoyed a interesting visit. We saw you two last at our Mother's funeral... Can't believe the loss of Bill has come so soon now! Think of all of you with the shock of this Great Loss of Such a Vibrant member of your family! May the God of all Comfort be with you at this Sad Time.

 

Kathy Hullmann posted on 9/22/21

Sandy and family, Dad and I are so sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful guy to be around. Always lit up any room he walked into. We will be praying for you. If you need to talk I'm here. Unfortunately, I understand the path that you've been forced to take. Kathy Hullmann and Cliff Ryder

 

The Mathiot Family posted on 9/22/21

Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire family. As neighbors, there was nothing better to always see the cars in the driveway over at Mrs. Copeland's house. We always knew how much she loved her family. I will never forget seeing that smile that always brought sunshine to the day. Peace.

 

Michael Sherman posted on 9/22/21

Condolences to the family of Barbara Copeland from Knights of Columbus Council 364, Springfield, Illinois.

 

Earl and Lisa Suggs posted on 9/22/21

Jim, Rachel and Family, we send our deepest condolences. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Diane Seelbach posted on 9/21/21

Jim and Rachel and family, my heartfelt condolences to you. I have such good memories of jeramy having lived with them a short period. The greatest is when our puppies got into the fishing tackle stuff and my pup got the hook in his lip. Haven’t seen jeramy since he was 10 or 11 yrs old. Keeping you all in my prayers

 

Yosh Golden posted on 9/21/21

Trish: Whenever I saw your mom, her eyes would simply sparkle when talking about you or the kids. Her gracious and easy manner was always manifest. I am sorry for her passing and wish the best for your dad and the rest of your expansive family. Your mom was precious and will be with you in spirit and in your hearts always.

 

Anne Young Cronister posted on 9/21/21

Jeramy and Ronnie were like brothers. My heart is breaking for his Toni and all the kids. I remember going to the hospital when his oldest girl was born and he had me sign as the witness on the birth certificate. He loved all his “kids” and grandkids. He was such a great person. Mitch, Travis, Don-Don and I are all going to miss him terribly.

 

Fred Herr posted on 9/21/21

Rest in peace brother

 

Eugenia gleeson posted on 9/21/21

I'm sorry for your lost.i know Toni and the kids .he was their father bless the family

 

 

Eugenia fleeson posted on 9/21/21

I know Toni and family.not him.but I give my blessings

 

 

Eugenia fleeson posted on 9/21/21

Don't know him personally.but I know Toni and her children really good

 

John Busciacco posted on 9/21/21

My heart is heavy at the loss of a dear friend and neighboring Philadelphian. Will miss our visits and phone calls. RIP my friend. To her family my love and prayers are with you.

 

Pam (Carroll) Sprinkle posted on 9/21/21

So very sorry to hear about Dennis’s passing. He was a good friend. He was in my graduating class and we rode the same school bus together throughout high school. I am sure he will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathies to his family.

 

Debbie Mohan posted on 9/21/21

My thoughts are with you Rachel. My deepest condolances my friend.

 

Bev & Larry Hoffman posted on 9/21/21

Pat, Cathy & family, Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother & grandmother. Barb was a kind & generous lady who will be greatly missed.

 

 

Kim carpentier. posted on 9/21/21

A lot of memories of you when the kids were little. you always had the biggest smile and everyone knew when you entered the room. RIP and always keep looking down on your littles, and know they are always loved .

 

Katie and Ron posted on 9/20/21

Sending our deepest sympathies and condolences to all of his family and loved ones! RIP Jeramy. You will be missed tremendously!

 

 

Letishs Dunn-Geist posted on 9/20/21

You will be missed RIP brother

 

Katie and Ron posted on 9/20/21

Sending our deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you. ❤️

 

Selina Reynolds posted on 9/20/21

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love you . RIP. Gone way to soon

 

Paul and Lisa Ballard posted on 9/20/21

Our heart's and prayer's are with you all Love you Paul and Lisa Ballard

 

Sandy Robison Hoog posted on 9/19/21

Mary and family so sorry to hear about Wally. Thinking of you

 

Jacqueline Groth posted on 9/17/21

My condolences to his family. He was such a great guy and beautiful soul. He always made you laugh and was a good person to talk to. He will be missed by many.

 

 

Beth & Eric Maney posted on 9/17/21

Mary & Family, our sincere sympathy on Wally’s passing. He was a wonderful neighbor and we will miss our Cubs/Cardinals chats, music resonating from the garage, and his infectious laugh that always made us laugh.

 

Beverly Collins posted on 9/17/21

Phil, Kelly, Gayle, Steve, Jill & Kevin, I'm so sorry to hear about Bertie passing. We played bridge in the Little Flower Marathon. We hit it off and stayed in touch until the last couple of years. I had heard she was failing. She was a "class act" and so talented in many ways. However, I did not know she was a bowler. I feel privileged to have known her. My condolences to your entire Family.

 

 

John Fleischacker posted on 9/16/21

Steve, I'm very sorry to hear your brother has passed. Steve you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. May your brother rest in eternal peace.

 

Tommra Kiesow posted on 9/16/21

JD you had such a gentle soul. My deepest sympathy to his family during this unbearable loss. I truly wish I had known how to help you. My heart breaks for you.

 

Peggy Kensinger Pownall posted on 9/16/21

My Aunt Marion was always gracious, loving and thoughtful. She will be deeply missed, and I offer my sincere condolences to Dianne and Marion, and to their families, who were so dear to her. I will always hold Aunt Marion and Uncle John in my heart.

 

 

Candace Bogden posted on 9/16/21

So sorry for your loss Jennifer & your family’s loss RIP Mr.Mike McKinney

 

 

Barbara Ziogas posted on 9/16/21

I was sorry to see that Dennis had passed. He was faithfully serving Christ as a greeter and Elder at Westside Christian Church. I also saw him and his wife at our class reunion and we talked about For One Ministry. I remember him as always being positive and happy. I’m certain to see him in Heaven. I’m so sorry for your loss.

 

 

Barbara Ziogas posted on 9/16/21

 

Marjie O'Brien posted on 9/16/21

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family Jennifer. I have such great memories of time spent with you and Mike and was so looking forward to reconnecting.

 

 

Jillian shull posted on 9/16/21

I love you JD u was my rock u was my best friend and always had my back you and I wish you was still here bc you always knew what to say to cheer me up well now your gone n I'm lost

 

Vickie Williams posted on 9/15/21

To Bertie’s family- I am saddened to hear of her passing. I have not seen her for several years, but often think of her fondly. She was on my mind just last week. We used to bead together and I took a class from both her and her friend Dee Murphy. She was a class act and so much fun! She will be missed.

 

Todd posted on 9/15/21

From the first motor you helped me put in a car to painting you dads old car together, to always being there whenever I couldn't figure something out or needed help. Gone to soon, you are missed my friend.

 

TIM Hill posted on 9/15/21

I had the chance to be JD"s friend and have him work with me out on my farm in Northern California where he adopted his Dog Mama Shasta near Mt Shasta California. He was one of my favorite friends we were always joking around, being goofy and having fun whatever we were doing. He will definitely be missed and always remembered

 

 

Gary Trenkle posted on 9/15/21

RIP

 

Michele Daniels posted on 9/15/21

I met JD through my son who was friends with him. He had been to our house and he was such a polite, friendly person. My son is saddened by his death. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Maureen Jackson posted on 9/15/21

Deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family. I’m so sorry for your loss. He was a kind and friendly neighbor.

 

Sue Feger posted on 9/15/21

Jim, I just found out today about Linda; I am so sorry about your loss. I only knew Linda thru FitClub but she was such a joy! Many prayers to you and condolences.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 9/15/21

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; a rainbow after the rain; sunshine after the clouds. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Nancy Hay posted on 9/15/21

Mike was my brother in law for almost 48 years. Always available to answer my never ending questions regarding car repairs, or new purchase he was the go-to guy. Great sense of humor too. Prayers for Jennifer & family.

 

Jan Snodgrass posted on 9/15/21

Angie and Scott, So sorry to hear of JD’s death. Hold him close in your heart. He will always be there with you. Jan Snodgrass

 

Libby Hughes posted on 9/15/21

Jennifer, lifting you and loved ones in prayer. He will be missed and I treasure the wonderful memories with “Sparky” and my Don. ❤️❤️

 

Greg Boston posted on 9/15/21

Jenny and Family, so sorry to hear of my Friends passing. Lived in same neighborhood, went through all three schools with him. He was a Great Guy who will be missed by all who knew Him. RIP My Friend. Greg Boston-Cape Coral ,Florida

 

 

Thomas & Clara posted on 9/15/21

So So Sorry You will be missed

 

larry Ball posted on 9/15/21

Rest In Peace my friend, we had some good times listening to music, tipping a few beers, going to Beatlefest in Chicago... you were a good friend and neighbor

 

Dorothy Negangard posted on 9/14/21

So sorry to hear of Dottie’s passing. Lots of fond memories of visiting and going out to eat with her and Aunt Erma. Hugs and prayers to her entire family - much love to you all.

 

Karen (Morgan) Milner posted on 9/14/21

Jessie, Randy and Tracy so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Prayers for you all.

 

Carolyn posted on 9/14/21

Jeff is a kind hearted man, He'd do anything for anyone, the Go To Guy. He didn't like drama he'd say Laugh, Smile, Be Happy. Family is #1 with him. He adores his grandkids and have a huge smile looking at their pictures. I will miss you Forever Son, I Loveya Very Very Much.XO

 

 

Donna Chase, Springfield, IL posted on 9/14/21

Dana I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Donna Chase, Springfield, IL posted on 9/14/21

Larry is my cousin and must say we all had some great times growing up together. We would have fish fry, we would go to the drive ins and sit in the back of the station wagon, on the 4th of July we would go the to JC Penny's parking lot to watch the fireworks. HIs father my Uncle Russell was such a wonderful man and Larry and Johnny took a lot after him. We lost touch as we grew up and I got married. I would always try to find him to let him know when a member of our family had passed away he was always great full for me doing that . I know you are at peace and in no pain now Larry. Loved you. RIP my sweet cousin.

 

Loni Gregg Hartman posted on 9/13/21

I am so sorry for your loss. She was always so kind to me when we were in high school. There was never a time that I wasn't at her house and she wasn't so sweet and kind to me. May she rest in peace. God bless her family.

 

Nancy Prillaman posted on 9/13/21

Hettie lived her life in a way that reflected and honored God. She prayed twice daily for many, and always on her knees at bedtime. She was so kind to everyone, even while she suffered great physical pain. She loved visitors. She was a delightful conversationalist. Many times, two hours would just fly by. She lovingly provided her home for family members and had promised her Mother she would take care of her dear brother, Bub, which she did. She also took care of her daughter, Barb. She called everyone "honey," and was loved by all. I will miss my sweet friend.

 

Jamie Stone posted on 9/13/21

I love Hettie so much and I am so grateful that, thanks to Jesus' free gift of Salvation (which we both accepted) that I will get to see her again in Heaven! I cannot begin to imagine the joy she is experiencing right now. She is hugging and worshipping her Savior alongside her Elwood and Barb. And she is doing it in her new and perfect body. Hettie helped everyone her entire life. God gave her some miraculous, physical strength to do all she did in that 5' nothing body of hers. She was a loving wife and a wonderful Mom to her Barb. Hettie and Barb made me feel.very much loved and gave me countless hugs. That blessed me more than they could ever guess. I am so thankful for her special friend Nancy. Nancy did so much for Hettie purely out of love. They were neighbors for many years but they ended up being family. God certainly set that friendship up. Nancy was with Hettie from before she woke up to after she was sound asleep the last week Hettie was here. She helped make Hettie happy and comfortable and I am forever grateful for that special bond they had. Nancy, thank you for being there with her. She really, really loved you being with her just because you cared. Sincerely, Jamie Stone

 

Shelby Butler posted on 9/12/21

I am deeply sorry to hear of the passing of Walt. I did not know him personally, but I heard many good things about him from his family. May he Rest In Peace with his granddaughter, Violet Fox and may the world show some kindness to his daughter, Bree Fox during these trying times she must face with her own family.

 

Terry Patheal posted on 9/12/21

Sorry for your loss. Betty and I went to Trinity Lutheran school together,graduated in 1954.

 

Kathy Weis posted on 9/12/21

So very sorry for the loss of Walter. May the Lord be with all of his Family. Thank you for the wonderful daughter Jennifer who has given me an amazing Granddaughter! May you Rest In Peace and May Your peace be with all who morn and left behind, May God always be with them.

 

Kathy Weis posted on 9/12/21

So very sorry for the loss of Walter. My God be with each family member in the way to support their needs. Thank you for providing such a wonderful daughter Jennifer who has given me an amazing Granddaughter Kayla! May you Rest In Peace and the peace of the Lord be with those that morn your loss!

 

Debbie Beck McKillop posted on 9/12/21

Our condolences to Marion’s daughters and their families. We were neighbors in Jerome many years ago. My parents were Zane snd Alice Beck. She was such a sweet and gracious lady and we visited often while they lived on Isles. Mom and I are very sorry for your loss.

 

Debbie Beck McKillop posted on 9/12/21

Marion and John were our neighbors way back when in Jerome. My parents were Alice and Zane Beck. We visited them when they moved to Isles also. I remember Marion as a very sweet, pretty lady who was always gracious and charming. Mom and I send our condolences to her daughters and their families.

 

Lee Daugherty posted on 9/12/21

Betty aka: "Bertha Bark orders" was more than a coworker, she was a friend. I always had the utmost respect for her self reliance and work ethic. She could take a joke and dish it out. She will be truly missed, my condolences to the family.

 

 

Carol Gibson Finley posted on 9/11/21

Peggy and Chris - I met Dean in the late 80's while he was still at Scott AFB. He was instrumental in helping me address an outbreak on base while I worked for the State health dept. He later came to work with us at public health. He was good at breaking things down for people and helping them see where they could/should fit in. Always appreciated that innate syour families s too young, I will keep you and your families in my prayers.

 

Lisa Cartwright posted on 9/11/21

I am one of Larry's cousins from WI. We didn't get together often, but do remember his vacations at our farm. He will be missed.

 

John Headrick posted on 9/11/21

Dear Gary and Patsy, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of Betty. May God bless Betty, both of you, and your loved ones now and always. Sleep in peace Betty. John Headrick Springfield, IL

 

Valerie M Tuxhorn posted on 9/11/21

Marion was a special lady who never seemed to age, loved to travel and enjoyed life to its fullest. She will be missed.

 

Bobby Dambacher posted on 9/11/21

Prayers Jim to you and all your family.

 

Alice Tyus-Winters posted on 9/11/21

My condolences to the family of my classmate. So sorry for your loss.

 

Rosanne Wiatrolik posted on 9/11/21

Mr. Salvo, Carla, and family. My sincere condolences and prayers at the loss of Mrs. Salvo. I remember coming home with Carla and being greeted by her and her fluffy pomeranian. May the chiors of angels speed her to paradise. Our Mother Mary comfort you in your grief.

 

Nathan Chandler Jr posted on 9/11/21

Larry and I became friends in 1971 while attending St. Patricks grade School on South Grand and MLK Dr. We also attended Southeast High School. We shared alot of laughs together.Larry was truely a good friend. R.I.P. my friend

 

Tony and Pam Krey posted on 9/11/21

Dear Peggy,Chris,Amy and girls,So sorry for your loss in Dean’s passing.Always in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Tony and Pam Krey posted on 9/11/21

Dear Peggy,Chris,Amy and girls,So sorry for your loss in Dean’s passing.Always in our thoughts and prayers,Pam and Tony

 

 

Pam Lowry posted on 9/10/21

Kathie & family: What a shock to hear of Dennis’ passing. I am still out in AZ, so I can’t be at either visitation or service. As you already know, Dennis was my high school sweetheart, and I still hold a fond place for him in my heart. He was a kind and caring person and I’m sure he will be greatly missed. I was looking forward to seeing you both again, possibly next year; but I guess we never know. I hope he went peacefully, and that you and your family rest assured he is in a place that I believe is so much more wonderful than anything we could imagine on this earth.

 

Steve chambless posted on 9/10/21

Betty is my daughter-in-law's mother. Right after I met her I knew that I would like her. She was always a firecracker. Constantly moving and doing something. A pleasure to be around. She will be greatly missed.

 

Alan Fox posted on 9/10/21

So very sorry to learn of Dennis passing. I remember him well as I do his brother and sister from my time as a teacher and and later as a principal at Pleasant Plains. This was one of the nicest families I had contact with! Dennis was so quiet and unassuming in school. He was farm focused from an early age. It is difficult for me to see former students passing before me. But God's plan is never known to us. My wish for the entire Stevens family is that you be given the gift of God's Peace as you come to terms with an empty spot in your lives.

 

Janice & Pat Buscher posted on 9/10/21

Becky, Brenda, Tammy- it’s difficult right now to put my feelings into words but, from the day in her interview at SCSO we knew she would fit right in to our family. She was so much more than a co-worker. She was a good friend who would do anything for you. She will be missed so much. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

 

Janice & Pat Buscher posted on 9/10/21

Becky, Brenda, Tammy. It’s difficult to express my feelings right now but you know, Betty was more than just a co-worker to me. She will be missed and spoken of fondly by me and the rest of the SCSO family, and everyone else who was fortunate to know her. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

 

David & Judy Buckman posted on 9/10/21

Our sincerest sympathies & heartfelt condolences to the Stevens families. May God bless and keep you all, providing comfort & peace to you throughout these difficult times. Our prayers are with you, from David & Judy Buckman & their families. (David is Dale’s PPHS 1968 classmate.)

 

Sean, Leigh Anne, and Izzy posted on 9/9/21

We were so sad to hear about our neighbor. Everytime we pass his house we will always have the fondest memories of him and his contagious laugh and will miss him dearly. The world lost a good one!

 

Colleen Schroll posted on 9/9/21

Kathie I was so sorry to hear about Dennis my prayers are with you and your family if I had know I would have come by but you are in my prayers please email me when you havetime would love to hear from you sending my love

 

Marlys & Walt Black posted on 9/9/21

I knew Lynnie through her sister-in-law, Dee Hickey Metzger. Lynnie was a fun, kind hearted woman and will sorely missed by her family and friends. Our prayers go out to all for comfort in the memories you've shared through the years. A donation has been made in her name to the Mini B Crisis Center.

 

Hank & Susan Cronister posted on 9/9/21

. Please know that Dennis's family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are sure he is smiling down on all of you from heaven as he is in no more pain. Treasure the memories and love of Dennis you carry with you in your hearts for they will give you the strength and courage to go on until you meet Dennis again. May you find peace and comfort in the Lord in the days and months to come. Rev. 21:4 Love and Prayers, Hank and Susan Cronister

 

Sandra Bollinger posted on 9/9/21

Luann, Shelley and David. You are in my thoughts and prayers

 

 

Deidre Schaffenacker posted on 9/9/21

May Ron Rest in Peace, - my deepest condolences to your family.

 

Cathy Ward posted on 9/9/21

Peggy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Dean was such a gracious and gentle person, a joy to be around. May God and your memories comfort you.

 

Jan & Dwain Hill posted on 9/9/21

Peggy, please accept our sympathy. I have always loved dancing with Dean at the civil way reenactments. He had an enthusiasm that was contagious!

 

Donna Stone posted on 9/9/21

I met Dean and Peggy when I joined the Mustang club and and they were so friendly and welcoming. Dean was a great guy and always had a smile on his face and my sincere condolences to Peggy and the family.

 

Judy Nichols posted on 9/9/21

Dean was always such a pleasant man, and the love that he and Peggy shared for each other was a joy to see. My sympathies go to his family and loved ones who are feeling his loss.

 

 

REDA SANDLIN posted on 9/9/21

In loving memories

 

Dianne Smith posted on 9/8/21

Peggy,Chris, and family I am saddened on the loss of Dean I still remember when he and Bill were stationed in Japan and y'all opened up your house to us until we found housing in 1974 then over 20 years later you visited us in Georgia on your way to visit Chris and his family Being family Smith cousins I was so honored to know Dean and how much his service to the Air Force and this country meant so much to us Sending our love and prayers to all of you Dianne Smith and family

 

Joe and Pam Jachino posted on 9/8/21

Peg so sorry for your loss of Dean. Our thoughts and prayers shall be with you.

 

Fred & Sharon Stillwagon posted on 9/8/21

Luann, our deepest condolences to you and your family.

 

Rose Connolly posted on 9/8/21

I am saddened to hear about Dean's passing. The past few years have been a struggle and now that's past. He was a very proud man and nothing can take that away. Loved ones should hold their head high when thinking about Dean. May he rest in peace.

 

Brian Hayes posted on 9/8/21

Dean and I became friends when I worked in the Springfield Police Evidence Vault. He was always willing to help when I would bring evidence to the ISP Crime Lab. He always has a smile on his face. We had many great conversations and he will be missed. I will keep his family in my prayers.

 

 

Pam Ruble posted on 9/8/21

Filling my friend,his wife, life with so much happiness and memories to cherish

 

 

Adam Berkley posted on 9/8/21

Thanks for all the good talks at the track. We will miss you my friend

 

 

penny gansbauer posted on 9/8/21

Grew up & went to school with Larry. Have such great memories with all our neighborhood friends. He was a kind soul & gone way to soon. Sending my deepest condolences.

 

 

Susan posted on 9/8/21

Sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort and peace.

 

Juanita dean posted on 9/8/21

My best friend,for 18 + years,you are loved n missed,so much.we stuck together till the end..Love you

 

Rev. Stephen Precht posted on 9/8/21

Some 50 years ago Dennis and I participated in the Pleasant Plains H.S. Band. He played the trombone, and I played the trumpet. Though memories tend to erode with aging, I do recall Dennis as being cordial, kind, and easy-going. We related to one another so well! I discern that his Christian faith meant so much to him in his later years of living life, as it certainly has for me. Though I did not attend H.S. class reunions over the years, I do look forward to that glorious reunion day with Dennis in heaven. May the Lord's amazing grace and abiding peace ever be with his loved ones!

 

Brian Jones posted on 9/8/21

Please let me know if there is anything at all Lisa or I can do for you. We are so sorry for your loss.

 

Brian Jones posted on 9/8/21

So very sorry for your loss. Please let Lisa and I know if there is anything we can do for your family.

 

Michael Lueken posted on 9/8/21

David "Bruce", Brian, Mark and Kathy our condolences to you and your family. We had some great times back in grade school and high school and even on A near by pond playing hockey!!

 

Marni Baker posted on 9/8/21

I looked forward to seeing Joe in my schedule. He was one of my favorite patients. Always a story to share and a smile on his face

 

Ted an Doris posted on 9/7/21

Our prayers and thoughts for the family! Rest well Ron my life is fuller for having you as a friend!

 

Diana & Jay Rees posted on 9/7/21

Kathy & Rick and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days and weeks ahead. We will miss getting to hang out and visit with Steve. He always had a funny story to share that we could all laugh about. He was such a great Uncle to Aaron. We will always have fun memories of him.

 

Carol Swettman posted on 9/7/21

Dennis was one of the nicest and kindest men I have ever had the pleasure to meet and a true Christian gentleman. He, along with his wife Kathie and son Jeremy, were always so good to my husband before he passed, and they continued looking out for me after his passing. I will never forget all they did for us. He leaves a rich legacy: husband, father, grandfather, friend and neighbor. Praying for God to comfort, strengthen and bring peace to those who remain behind as they wait to be reunited with him someday.

 

J. D. Young posted on 9/7/21

Ride forever in the streets of Heaven brother. Semper Fi and R.I.P. Ron.

 

 

Diane Hurrelbrink posted on 9/7/21

Charlie and family. I so enjoyed Frances and our talks at Famous Salon. What a delight she was. Looked forward to every Thursday. To top it off got to see Charlie each week and get a hug from both as they were leaving. God Bless the family. Frances talked a lot about her kids and Grandkids

 

Armand Prosperini posted on 9/7/21

Charlie, I am sorry for your loss, may Frances Rest In Peace.

 

Tom Dede posted on 9/7/21

Our loss is gods gain but I will always cherish the laughs and good times that we had shared all over this world. I have shared tears over him leaving us but also smile thinking what made him so special and why he will be missed so much. I am sure that there was a gold plated bike just waiting for you up there and will enjoy the day when we meet again. Rest in peace my good friend.

 

 

Penny posted on 9/6/21

I'm so sad to hear this, Ron was one of the best people,I knew he was like family too me, Herman, Shelly, David you all our in my heart and prayers, he was like my brother to me,the best day I can remember is Ron walking me down the isle, in his navy uniform, he will always be in my heart ,and never forgotten!! I love you all

 

 

Tammy Christian posted on 9/6/21

In my thoughts and prayers.

 

Vernon Paul Banning posted on 9/6/21

He was willing to give me a second chance.A beautiful man.

 

 

Diane Hurrelbrink posted on 9/6/21

Frances, I so miss our days talking and catching up at the Beauty Shop. How much fun it was. What a dear, sweet and caring lady...Charlie, always looked forward to your hugs when you came to pick Frances up...God Bless your all family they have sure lost a valuable member. But now you all have a special Angel to look down upon you.....

 

Ana-Jo Mounce posted on 9/6/21

Wishing you happy memories to ease your sorrow. What a wonderful legacy she left in raising such fine children.

 

John Headrick posted on 9/5/21

Dear Charles, Vince and Carla, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of your wife and mother. I have always considered all three of you among my most treasured friends. Although I did not have the privilege and honor of knowing Frances, based on my acquaintance with each of you, she must have been a very special lady. I fervently pray that the light of her life may brighten, guide and serve as an inspiration for you and your loved ones throughout the remainder of your days. May God bless you, your family and Frances during this difficult time and forever. Sleep in peace Frances and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL

 

Michelle Power posted on 9/5/21

Charlie and the Salvo family, we are saddened to learn of Fran’s passing. She was a special person who will always have a place in our hearts. Our time spent in Italy together will always be remembered. With sincere condolences. Tom and Michelle Power

 

Judy Madonia posted on 9/5/21

Frances was a friend and colleague and a kind and beautiful lady. She will be missed by many.

 

Don and Judy Casper posted on 9/5/21

Sincere condolences from Don and Judy Casper. We enjoyed her lovely desserts on beautiful china that she brought to Over 50 at Christ The King. A very kind lady.

 

John Fleischacker posted on 9/5/21

Anthony, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May your mother rest in eternal peace.

 

Sheila Presbrey posted on 9/5/21

All of us at Famous Salon were deeply saddened by the news of Frances's passing. We were beyond blessed to have been a part of her life for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. RIP Frances you will be missed

 

Kent Fitzpatrick posted on 9/5/21

I am sorry for your loss of your mother Anthony. I am sure she is in heaven looking down on your family.

 

 

Bryan Lasch posted on 9/5/21

Rip Pat

 

Bissi (DiCenso) Shafer posted on 9/4/21

To the Salvo Family, May God bless you all at this difficult time. My heartfelt condolences go out to the whole family. May your fond memories give you comfort.

 

Pete and Judy Murrill posted on 9/4/21

Tammy and Family,we are sorry for your loss .Lynnie was a wonderful lady .We enjoyed her visit with us and the love she gave to all of the Family.

 

David Spann posted on 9/4/21

Was a neighbor of Joes’s and installed new carpet for him and Bonnie many years ago, sorry for your loss

 

 

John, Tara and Kaylee Kooken posted on 9/4/21

Gonna miss hearing that laugh coming from his garage! Ole Joe knew everything going on around here and always had a story to share. He always gave Kaylee a little cash on her birthday or when she graduated even though once, when she was "trying to clean off bird poop" from his garage....used who knows what and it left a stain worse than the poo! Fly high Joe! The Kooken's

 

The SIeberts - Phil, Lori, Boo and Mike Miller, and Mikey posted on 9/3/21

Larry, So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. What a great guy he was. The old neighborhood will not be the same without him. Never held a grudge and always ready to help. Always remember him saying “I’m not kidding ya’ and then he would laugh

 

Jerry Schuh posted on 9/2/21

Joe was a special friend and brother-in-law. We shared many good and bad times. Joe worked hard and played hard. He was an opened book. Alway really to help a friend or strangers. Wherever Joe is, it’s a better place because he’s there. Peace!

 

Greg L Boston posted on 9/2/21

So sorry to see that my Great Friend of 50 plus years has passed away. I have not been able to visit with Joe due to Covid. I enjoyed speaking with him on a daily bases, when He felt like talking.I will miss those daily conversations and will have valued His Friendship for those many years RiP My Friend. Greg L Boston Cape Coral, Florida

 

Sonja Yocum posted on 9/2/21

Dave & Sonja Yocum We are sorry for your loss. Your dad always had some funny stories to tell.

 

Linda Lynn posted on 9/2/21

Larry, so sorry about your dad.

 

Ryan & Jennie Clemons posted on 9/2/21

Larry, Sorry to hear about your dad.

 

Ryan Glaub posted on 9/1/21

Mike you were a great friend. Loved playing guitar with you. A trumpet playing machine.RIP my friend.Till we meet again.

 

Marsha and Randy Romadka posted on 9/1/21

Randy and I were so sorry to hear about Yvonne. It has been awhile but you guys were good neighbors and I missed Yvonne when you moved. I'm so glad Kyle and Nick were such good friends. You will be greatly missed. Our hearts and prayers go out to Gail and the family.

 

Marie Meneghetti Bormida posted on 8/31/21

Jim So sorry to hear about the loss of your wife . Prayer for you and your family .

 

Tom Groesch posted on 8/31/21

Condolences to Bill,Mark and Marybeth,your mom was a sweetheart and was always kind to me,I loved it when our families hungout,your whole family was/is a class act.Your dad was a great guy also.May our Lord bless you all.

 

 

Karen Tahir posted on 8/31/21

Crystal, our dear loving daughter. I don't know why God chose you. You were such a joy as a child and adult. You worked tirelessly your entire life, always optimistic, never complaining or giving up. You helped take care of grandpa when he needed us the most Grandpa and Grandma loved you so so much. You were not only my daughter but my friend and confidant. You leave behind a huge legacy. Desiree, Damien, Derrick, and Deshaun. Beautiful, smart, hard working, kind, loving and warm children. Together, you and Damien raised exceptional children. Thank you for being my daughter. I always loved you and was so incredibly proud of your achievements and just the person you were, and how you lived life to it's fullest.You always made your husband and children a priority. Eating dinner around the table every night, doing family activities together.making every day, every occasion, every moment matter. Always helping others throughout your life and never mentioning it. Just like you..always giving and never taking.Always helping everyone and never asking for help. Always putting everyone's wants and needs ahead of your own. Thank you for showing others how to live. Your kindness impacted many lives. Tahir and I will miss you forever. Thank you for being our daughter. We couldn't have been prouder. I will love and miss you terribly always and forever dear, sweet, loving daughter. Until we meet again

 

Roman Lowder posted on 8/30/21

I just came on here to remember some old memories of me and my dad, back when we did stuff together all the time, haha just like fishing

 

Derry Dalby posted on 8/30/21

To the Marion Family, With my deepest condolences on the loss of Crystal. May you find peace in the weeks to come. Cherish the memories of your mother. She was truly an amazing woman. Everyone here at Black Hawk sends our love to you at this difficult time.

 

Mark Audi posted on 8/30/21

My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy Tom. May our Lord comfort you, your family and friends.

 

Aunt Michelle Sgro posted on 8/30/21

Dearest Crystal, when you were born, I was thousands of miles away at my university. I received pictures of you, from your birth, that I treasured for 40 years. You were the most kind, sweet and generous child and adult. I will never forget our midnight masses at Cathedral with Eddie and Ashley on Christmas eves. Our time spent on Thanksgiving and Easter running in the park, that you did not like. Our silly name game of pronouncing words how they were spelled. Your attending business dinners and classes at Bradley with me. All the trips to Tuscola to the Fila outlet, and the silly songs that we sang along the way. The senior prom at which you were absolutely stunning in the baby blue Mercedes. Freshman homecoming dressed like a Coco Chanel model and the fun we had picking out your outfit. I was always extremely proud of you, your character, your determination and your spirit. You were always grateful and satisfied. You never stopped reaching for the stars, and now you are in heaven. We have an angel. I will miss you so much, but will remember you every day.

 

Beccie&Mark Rigor posted on 8/30/21

Jill and family, Thoughts and prayers are for you that your wonderful memories help you durning this time of sorrow. I can think way back in the day when I first met your father at your family’s tavern called Tavine’s. Then on to the Lake Club I would see him. Always a kind man to me! Although I’m not in town often I’d seen him within the last year out. God Bless Y’all ! And hold you close!

 

 

Brenda Bell posted on 8/30/21

prayers to prayers to Damien.And Carol. her mother in-law.

 

Chris motley posted on 8/30/21

Sorry Dave and Steve

 

Sherry Allen posted on 8/29/21

I'm so sorry for your families loss Stephen. Prayers for comfort

 

Bobbie Chalcraft posted on 8/29/21

Jim, sending prayers and condolences to you and your family. Deepest sympathy.

 

Helen Schroeder posted on 8/29/21

I am so sorry to hear about Dick. He was such a great guy and was always so good to me. Sending hugs and prayers to the whole family.

 

Steve Cour posted on 8/29/21

I worked with Dick at the bank and always enjoyed our visits. Wonderful guy, my condolences to the Spain family.

 

 

Donna Foppe posted on 8/29/21

Crystal Marion was one of the kindest most caring persons I know. She was a wonderful leader who led with compassion and grace! Her love and devotion to her family was truly Inspirational! She was genuinely an angel here on earth who has been called home. We will all miss her and will never forget the time we had with her.

 

Ron and Carolyn Killion posted on 8/28/21

Gail and family, We are so sorry to hear about Yvonne. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in all the memories you've shared together

 

 

Julie Ann Rchards posted on 8/28/21

There were many sides to Ruby, but I wanted to share a side I knew and loved. She took her hospice work very seriously. I always thought it was more like a second career for her instead of volunteering after retirement. She availed herself of any lecture/training/workshop and spent many hours with ill patients and grieving loved ones. I always thought she was dismissive of her knowledge, but she understood a great deal. As a nurse practitioner, she was my go-to on all things death and dying. I would ask for her advice regarding a grieving family member or a patient with a catastrophic illness. She would always give me useful suggestions I could use in my own work. She read many books on these topics and would pass them along to me to read when she was finished. We'd have great discussions about the Jesuit versus the Buddhist perspective, the Hindu ceremony of cremation, or the lovely Jewish tradition of sitting shiva. She found great meaning in her work and used to say that she had no fear of death. I'm grateful for that. I'm also grateful for all she taught me - I'm a better woman for it and a better nurse.

 

henry kurth posted on 8/28/21

Leah, Sean and family, Our deepest condolences to you, your family, and all of the many friends of Pat. He was a dear friend and we have so many wonderful memories of fun times with Pat. Love, Henry and Luann Kurth

 

Dee Watkins posted on 8/28/21

Jim, so sorry for your loss.

 

Shawn, Tonia and Rachel posted on 8/28/21

To the family of Crystal, My sisters and I were in the waiting room during this tragedy. You may not remember us, but we remember you. We remember how hard you fought for your family and your daughter to cross from this world into heaven the way all people deserve. But you were denied the opportunity to be with your daughter as she took her last breath. Please know that we have all thought of you and your family since this day, and will continue to pray for you all. We feel as though we knew your daughter by just listening to your plea to be allowed into her room. We pray that your family can somehow find peace and that her babies cherish all the wonderful memories they had with her. Crystal, we may not have known you here on earth, but your story and family’s words touched us. May you Rest In Peace. Sincerely, the ladies in the waiting room

 

Shaina Chairs posted on 8/27/21

Crystal and I went to school together starting at Franklin Middle school and graduated from Southeast High in 1999. She was always very kind and had an awesome sense of humor. My prayers are with her family.

 

 

Gayle Fickas posted on 8/27/21

RIP Crystal, I will miss our chats on the phone. You always knew what to say to make my day. Prayers for peace and comfort for your family you are leaving behind. Our deepest sympathy to your family. May their memories bring them comfort in the days to come.

 

Mikki posted on 8/27/21

Karen and Family. I am so sorry of the passing of Crystal. I know how much the kids meant to her. She was a bright and cheerful person, never complaining. God called her to a light above, so she could be made free of any pain and suffering. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Allen Cincebox posted on 8/27/21

I’m here for you buddy

 

Judy Cincebox posted on 8/27/21

What a loss for you Jim, we love you. You and Linda were all about second chances…we will miss her.

 

sally Brown lubben posted on 8/27/21

Dear Bob, I'm so sorry to hear of Jane's passing. May God comfort you and your family. Jane was a wonderful lady. I wish I lived closer to attend the funeral, but you will be in my prayers.

 

Ed Kohorst posted on 8/27/21

May God bless you Pat and welcome you into his eternal family! You and my brother Joe as Santa and his elf brought Christmas joy each year to children and families in need distributing toys and food as you drove through Springfield's depressed neighborhoods. You were a big man with a bigger heart!

 

Sherry posted on 8/27/21

Jim, I’m so sorry.

 

KEITH TIMKO posted on 8/27/21

John 11:25 "Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live" Sorry I didn't have the opportunity to see you all and give my condolences in person. It is always difficult losing a parent, but I hope the above scripture provides some comfort.

 

Lynn Koskey posted on 8/27/21

Rest in Heavenly peace Pat. You were such a great guy and will be missed by many. My condolences to all his family and friends.

 

KT posted on 8/27/21

This was one of the most profound men you could ever meet in your life. Absolutely PROFOUND. Loved his wife, loved his family, had a good word for everyone, his love for everyone was always apparent...and...without question, he loved his Lord. It's interesting to me that some of the most profound individuals in this world get the least attention. Well, for Richard Cary...not anymore. I'll see you again, buddy.

 

 

Mitch Barnosky posted on 8/26/21

Prayers for your loss Jim. Mitch and Family

 

Lih-Ching Chu posted on 8/26/21

My sincere condolences to Yvonne's family. I was so saddened to hear about this unexpected loss. I have many wonderful memories of Yvonne while we were working at the IEMA Radiochemistry laboratory. I am thankful to Yvonne for the great job she did for the laboratory, the facility, and for all of the great assistance she provided to the laboratory staff, especially for me.

 

Judy Cordier posted on 8/26/21

My heart is broken and I will miss you every day for the rest of my life. We were the true BFF’S. So many laughs, vacations, cries, memories and good times. I will never look at Your seat on the porch swing the same. I miss you. The world has lost a wonderful person but the Heavens have gained another Angel soul.

 

Maureen Hutmacher (Taylor) posted on 8/26/21

Dear Ellen, MaryAnn, Teresa, and Michael, I’m so sad to hear about your Mom’s passing. I have many fond memories of both your mom and dad. Wishing you and your families peace and prayers during this sad time.

 

JOHN FRAZIER posted on 8/26/21

So sorry to hear of Ruby's passing. My condolences to all of the family.

 

George Merrihew posted on 8/26/21

My condolences to Yvonne's family. I worked with Yvonne at IEMA and appreciate all the good and kind things she did for me. Without a doubt, she was a great help to me in performing my job. Thankyou, Yvonne.

 

Andrea, Addison, Aubrey and Cory Fodor posted on 8/26/21

Your grand babies were lucky to have known you. They as well as everyone who knew you will miss you as deeply as they love you. Thank you for everything are fair well.

 

Andrea, Addison, Aubrey and Cory Fodor posted on 8/26/21

My mother-in-law will be greatly missed. Your grand-babies were lucky to have known you and loved you so deeply. On behalf of Addison and Aubrey you will never be forgotten and your spirit will always be felt.

 

Lois Korda, Chicago posted on 8/26/21

Ruby was a wonderful volunteer in St.John's Hospice Program. She served in homecare, on the in-patient unit and in the bereavement support program. Her warm, caring personality brought comfort to all whose lives she touched,

 

Victoria Nicholson posted on 8/26/21

Fondly remember Joe from St. Joseph's Grade School. Even then he was the soft spoken, sweet personality that followed him through his life. As stated by others, Joe's kindness to all he met is fondly remembered by all who met him. Rest in peace dear, Joe. You will be missed even as you rest in the loving arms of our Savior.

 

 

Jan Galassi posted on 8/26/21

Sending thoughts and prayers to Pat's family. He lived a full life and had many friends along the way. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Take care.

 

Jill E Forgas posted on 8/26/21

God taught me how to live with you, but he didn't teach me how to live without you .....rest in peace sis til we meet again.....

 

 

Jill E Forgas posted on 8/26/21

I love you Yvonne to the best sister ever .

 

Catherine Gonet posted on 8/25/21

Pat was a great friend to four Ursuline girls. We could always count on Pat. He would take us to dinner, movies and just about anything we needed. A fond memory is Pat taking us to the Kentucky Derby. We had more fun than I can mention. I still have the horse pin that Pat gave me with my name engraved on it. There will never be another man like you. Rest in Peace dear friend. Cathy Gonet

 

Catherine Gonet posted on 8/25/21

Pat was a great friend four Ursuline girls.

 

 

Alexis Rose posted on 8/25/21

I miss you like crazy pretty lady. I love you dearly, come see me soon Sunshine☀️

 

Pat Kmett posted on 8/25/21

Mary Ann, So sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. I always remembered she was in my Mom and Dads wedding-beautiful lady! Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Pat (Ritter) Kmett

 

Christy K posted on 8/25/21

Dear friend for decades, and beloved father to his amazing children. Pat is the reason so many of us came to know each other. He was the life of the party and the reason for many fun memories. Will be missed always, and remain in my heart❤️ Condolences to Jill and Leah and family. His shoes can never be filled, but his legacy shall remain in place. Much love to the Tavine girls❣️

 

Kevin Sronce posted on 8/25/21

Pat was a very good friend and absolutely the most fun person to play golf with. He always enjoyed “the hustle” of the game on the course, and also in life. Pat undoubtedly holds the record for playing more rounds of golf “on state time” than anyone else. A Governor once asked Pat how long he had been in state government. Pat quickly responded “ about 2300 rounds”! The Governor did not quite know how to respond. Rest In Peace my friend!

 

Joyce Beecroft. Arndt posted on 8/25/21

Patrick was the son of my only male cousin Mike. His grandmother Leah was my mother’s sister.

 

Joyce Beecroft. Arndt posted on 8/25/21

Sending a prayer to his family

 

 

Mike Groesch posted on 8/25/21

Mikey Groesch

 

NANCY HERMES posted on 8/25/21

Sorry to hear of Mary Louise passing ; she was such a nice lady ; enjoyed all the Bingo ; and the bus trips to the Casino's; now she can be with her sister Dorothy; RIP

 

Sue Richardson posted on 8/24/21

I played bridge a long time ago with Helen. She was so much fun and I looked forward the my time w/ her! She will be missed

 

Carola VonBerg posted on 8/24/21

We lived in the same neighborhood for 30 years. Back in those days we knew all our neighbors and us women all got along very well. All our many children had their differences. But it was a good environrment. God Bless You All

 

Pat Coffey Ashton posted on 8/24/21

Dear Jim and family, sincere sympathies to you during this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers.

 

Rosanne (VonBerg) Wiatrolik posted on 8/24/21

My prayers and condolences at your mother's passing. I am out of state and just saw the notice. Growing up across the street I remember her great smile, kindness, and joy for life. May she RIP and the Father comfort you in your grief.

 

Suzzy Cocagne posted on 8/23/21

I will miss Nancy. I worked with Nancy, I could always tell where she was by her laugh..

 

 

Suzzy Cocagne posted on 8/23/21

I worked with Nancy and could always tell where she was because of her laugh!! She was a great person

 

Greg Lucas posted on 8/23/21

I'm saddened to see Greg has passed. I remember him fondly from the 70's when we played ball at Hay Edwards. It was great to see the vireo tribute. My prayers are with all those who miss him.

 

Barbie Drennan posted on 8/23/21

Ron,Dave,Debbie and Nancy I am so sorry to hear about your mother my Aunt Helen. I know she will be dearly missed and loved by so many that called her Aunt Helen. She always had a smile on her face and I know she lived y’all so much. Y’all are deep in my heart and prayers. HUGE hugs to y’all Luv , Barbie XO

 

Giovanni & Suzanne Colombo posted on 8/23/21

Sending sympathy on the passing of your mom and grandma. Jo lived a long life and enjoyed her music, dancing, and visiting with friends, especially times spent with her dear sister, Marge. We will keep her and all of your family in our prayers.

 

Michelle Power posted on 8/23/21

To the Drennan family. Tom and I are very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. She was a wonderful person. Her smile and laughter will never be forgotten.

 

Joyce Gibbons posted on 8/22/21

To Rich's Family. So sorry to hear of his passing. I was a former neighbor and he has been my mechanic for the last 15 years. Also a good friend so I will truly miss him. My condolences to you all.

 

Sandy Baksys posted on 8/22/21

Dear Teresa, Ron, Ryan and Nathan, we'll always remember when your Josephine played her concertina at our Lithuanian Club Christmas parties. From earlier times, I remember her dancing in high spirits with her sister Marge. A great lady.

 

David Nelson posted on 8/22/21

So sorry for your loss. God bless, he was a very kind man.

 

Nick and Chris Barrow posted on 8/22/21

So sorry for your family’s loss. Thinking of you and sending prayers of comfort at this difficult time.

 

Jane Wilson posted on 8/22/21

Forever on my mind. Missing you every day. No more pain now, love, Jane

 

John Rock posted on 8/21/21

I'm so sad that Greg has passed. I loved hearing Greg tell stories and all of his jokes. And that laugh! You couldn't help but laugh when he got started laughing.

 

Terry Rock posted on 8/21/21

Greg's laugh was the one constant you could count on. He spent hours at our house, sipping beer, arguing politics and sports with my dad. Nothing was ever settled but Greg's laugh still resonates years later as the highlight of the many evenings. Greg had a special quality that few people have. He made you feel as though you were his best friend and he genuinely meant it. So many stories. Some cannot be printed. As I write this, I remembered an incident that sums up Greg's life. In his twenties, he was walking along one evening minding his own business when he saw a man robbing two elderly folks. Greg jumped in and allowed the old couple to escape. He got the snot beat out of him helping strangers. Greg's legend will never die.

 

 

Krystl Helton posted on 8/20/21

Love, light, The Lord, and ooooh that laugh! Thank you for being such a kind and generous soul to my family and so many more.

 

Karen Johnson posted on 8/20/21

I'm sorry to hear of Greg passing.I worked with Greg in Peoria DA. He was a lot of fun to get to know & work with. Prayers for his family.

 

penny gansbauer posted on 8/20/21

Worked with Greg many years ago. Such a kind soul. Gone way too soon. Rest in peace. Condolences to family & friends. Cherish your memories.

 

Lana posted on 8/20/21

Teresa, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a wonderful lady. She always made me smile. You and yours will be in my prayers.

 

Joshua & Angela Buchanan posted on 8/20/21

We were one of very many families to experience Nancy's bright light in our lives. We are so very grateful to have spent time with and loved this very special woman, who loved and served us in some of our most trying times. The vast influence of energetic goodness and endless grace that she spread throughout her days and into the lives of others is the most superb example of a Christian light that we have ever seen. How special do we feel to get to have been so close to that bright, shining light. "I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:14)

 

LAVERNE BUTLER posted on 8/20/21

To the Family i want to offer my sincere condolence. I worked at Ameritech with Marlene and she was also my neighbor for awhile. Prayers for the family

 

Dawn Clark Mason posted on 8/20/21

Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Sending you prayers & wishing you peace.

 

Christine Forgas-Parker posted on 8/20/21

I’m so very sorry to hear of Marlenes passing. I worked with her at Ameritech and we had a lot of fun at work and just hanging out. We had a lot of good times together, and those memories have made me smile and laugh as I’ve thought back on them this week. My thoughts and prayers are with her family who she loved more than anything. RIP Marlene…you were the best.

 

Jonna Cooley posted on 8/20/21

Deb - I am sorry for your loss. Helen was the sweetest lady. It was an honor to know her.

 

Justin Dilbaitis posted on 8/20/21

Sending my most sincere condolences for the loss of Beverly. The Burmeister family has been a great presence in my life, and my heart goes out to Bob, Michael, Steven, and all extended family during this time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Sylvia Fitzgerald posted on 8/19/21

Greg was like a brother to my brothers and I. We will deeply miss him. He was truly a good person. Tim & Sylvia Fitzgerald

 

Nancy Cobetto posted on 8/19/21

Although I didn’t really know Beverly, from working with Bob for years, I knew of her. I knew Bob loved her dearly. So to Bob, Michael and family, Steven and family, my deepest sympathies.

 

Debbie Coutre posted on 8/19/21

Words cannot express how grateful I am that Greg came in to the lives of my sister, Vicki, and her son, Jesse. Greg did so much to brighten their lives and the lives of many others. His kindness will never be forgotten. I am so, so sorry for your loss.

 

Debbie Coutre posted on 8/19/21

His laugh and kindness to all

 

Stephanie Stanley posted on 8/19/21

I still till this day miss and love you. Still talk about old memories. Love you and and see you in heaven one day when I'm old and grey.

 

George Balen posted on 8/19/21

Was a member with Bev in card group for a long time. Bev's personality shows best through her history. She was tolerant ( i.e. for Bob's hijinx), courageous (survived work for DCFS), and an excellent parent (her fine young men, sons, Michael and Steve, ok,ok, give Bob half credit) George Balen

 

Becky Hendricks posted on 8/19/21

A very loving tribute to a wonderful mother and friend. Only good memories of Josephine live in our hearts.

 

Norma Van Valkenburg posted on 8/19/21

Sharon and family: Myrtie was a joy to know; a sweet, loving, caring, beautiful human. So very sorry the world has lost her. Norma Van Valkenburg

 

Gary M. Young posted on 8/18/21

My great cousin Greg! He could light up a room just by walking in and laughing! He was a year older than me but that is too young to pass away.

 

Sandra welling posted on 8/18/21

Stephanie, Patty Barb and family. I am so sorry to hear that Marlene passed. Stephanie your mom loved you more than words could ever express and adored her grandchildren. Patty and Barb I know you three had great times together. Hold onto those memories and laugh at the silly things all of you enjoyed. Marlene would want that.

 

Vicky Ellett posted on 8/18/21

We had great meals together with John and Jeannie always discussing Cards and Cubs and Illini. He kept active for many years. Enjoyed our visits. John will be missed however he is now present with the Lord.

 

Sandy Baksys posted on 8/18/21

Greg was much more of a standout guy than I knew when we were pew-mates at the Unitarian-Universalist Church (ALUUC). I did feel his sadness when he remembered his brothers, which was probably every day. He accomplished so much and brought so much kindness--and ultimately, joy--out of his sadness. My sympathy to his beloved sisters, Dianne and Denise. Now we have his memory to cherish

 

Janie Kooken posted on 8/18/21

Floyd and family: So very sorry to hear of Georgianne's passing. She was such a wonderful, fun, caring and loyal friend. We always looked forward to chatting and catching up with her at our Sears gatherings. Prayers to you all. Jerry and Janie Kooken

 

Nora Sansone Hoover posted on 8/18/21

Bob & Family: I am saddened to hear of Beverly's passing. I was Beverly's supervisor at DCFS for several years. She was smart, professional, a good team member and a hard worker. She made my job easier. When my husband and I relocated to Florida about 4 years ago, I lost contact with a lot of people from Springfield. I had no idea she had been ill. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. My most sincere condolences. Nora

 

Mike and Meise Fahsl posted on 8/18/21

We’ve know Beverly for over 40 years, and she was in our Pinochle group for over 30 years. Bev was a delightful person, always smiling. We will all miss her so much. We offer our deepest condolences to Bob and her family, and we will keep them all in our prayers.

 

Terri Ford posted on 8/17/21

I worked with Beverly at dcfs. She always had a smile on her face and a pleasant disposition. She was liked by many.

 

Tom & Lorene Rogers posted on 8/17/21

Sara, your mom was such a special lady, always loved talking to her when she visited Arnold church of Christ! You could always see the love in her eyes for her granddaughters! For heart breaks for you! Know that you are loved! ❤️

 

Jill A Loeser posted on 8/17/21

What a sweet and kind woman. Our church family will miss her so!

 

Gary & Suzette Starr posted on 8/17/21

Sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Sending prayers your way.

 

 

Jodi Lorta posted on 8/17/21

Oh Miss Myrtie…. How you will be missed! I have so many wonderful memories from the short time I had the pleasure of caring for you! That beautiful smile, those smiling eyes and your witty humor will never be forgotten!! RIP until we meet again love!! Prayers of comfort to Sharon, Bill and the rest of your family!!

 

Annette Kramer posted on 8/17/21

The world has lost an amazing woman. So many hearts are breaking because of this loss. Rick and I are so very sad. The other night I was outside and looked up and I felt comforted by the stars shining down on me. I sent Nancy a postcard once that said "Friends are like stars. You can't always see them but you always know they are there." She may be gone physically, but she will always be shining in our hearts. When I look up at the stars I will be smiling - and am sure Nancy will be smiling back. I love you Nancy. Rest now - we will take it from here.

 

Mary E Kinner posted on 8/17/21

obit in paper says the funeral on the 19th, online says the 25th

 

Mary E Kinner posted on 8/17/21

Oh my. what can I say? what horrible news of Nancy death. I have known her for 60 plus years, being with my sister and Nancy in YFC. Knew her parents too. So very very sorry to the family. She always had a smile on her face and pleasant to talk to. Saw her every Festival of trees carrying in her gingerbread houses as she was sooooo proud of them , then we would catch up on the year. Nancy will be missed greatly. Prayers for all.

 

Anne Brooks posted on 8/17/21

John was my mom's cousin. I still very vividly remember him telling me that I "looked like a million bucks" when I was a gawky teenager getting ready for my prom. Those words and the way that he said them made me feel beautiful. I will always remember that and always be grateful for that moment.

 

Robert A. & Maureen A. Best posted on 8/17/21

To Rich's Family Members, My deepest condolences on Rich's passing. The world is a much less rich place without him in it! I played in the Muni Band, the Springfield All-Star Big Band and the Chatford Orchestra with Rich and his playing was always Top Notch! He was also a genuinely nice guy! We've been praying for him through his long ordeal, but it seems that God had different plans for him. Vaya Con Dios Rich. you will be missed by many here in the Springfield area. Bob & Maureen Best

 

Debbie Rowley posted on 8/17/21

John was our neighbor here in our Village at Lewis Memorial. He was loved by all of us and we are truly going to miss him. See you again some day, John

 

Jim and Joyce Edwards posted on 8/16/21

To Carol, Jim and family--Our sympathies, condolences and prayers for comfort. Jim and Joyce Edwards

 

 

Janet Leigh Kennedy posted on 8/16/21

You will be sorely missed, and thought of often, Rest Now my friend your journey here touched many, thanks for all those memories.

 

Zack and Heather Stone posted on 8/16/21

Our family was heartbroken when we heard of Nancy's passing. We loved her dearly. I loved watching her teach our youngest son on VBS and looked forward to having her wrap our other two up in her love as well. We pray for peace during this time and hope you know how many lives Nancy impacted with her joy. Hugs and love from afar.

 

Cheryl Welge posted on 8/16/21

Denny, Heather, Sara and Joe -- your entire family is lifted up in my prayers as you mourn the loss of Nancy. Nancy was not only my co-worker at CIPS and my meter reading buddy, she was my friend. I don't need to tell you how special she was and how dearly she loved you all. Your wife and mother, also touched so many lives and made them better. Her laughter and smile were full of love and friendship. I, like so many others, was blessed to have known her. In your time of sorrow, may you find comfort in those gathered around you and may your warm memories bring you peace. While death leaves a heartache now one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Prayers and hugs.

 

Mike Lang posted on 8/16/21

Rich was not only a superlative drummer / percussionist, but he encouraged musicians of all ages. About a year before the pandemici, he was part of a house band at Lime Street that was hosting a jazz jam session for young musicians. Rich had words of encouragement for every young person who stepped on the bandstand that night and sought out all the young drummers in the audience, offering them the chance to sit in and play his beloved Gtetsch drum set. This generosity was something he displayed throughout his life. 35 years earlier when I was a young bass player who couldn't read music and was trying to hang with the Lincoln Land community College jazz band, Rich would play out the rhythms on his snare drum for difficult passages that I had no clue how to play. Always helped me with a smile on his face and encouraging word. He is greatly missed.

 

Chris Brown posted on 8/16/21

Nancy was such a special person and I will always remember her laughter and her caring heart. I pray for her soul and for the comfort of her family…Denny, Heather, Sarah, and Joe

 

Billie Brown posted on 8/15/21

Denny, my heart nearly broke when I heard of Nancy’s death. You both are closer to me than my true family and I love all of your kids and grandkids. Chris and Nathan send their love and want you to know what a loving impact Nancy has made in their lives. So happy she was a strong Christian woman and sister. Love you!

 

Connie Hurst Mitchon posted on 8/15/21

Dennis. I would like to extend my sympathy on the passing of your wife. She must have been a very special lady and a blessing to those who love her.

 

Bonnie Herter Minett posted on 8/15/21

Dennis, I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

 

Terri Orr Hilgeman posted on 8/15/21

My family attended Walnut Street Church of Christ with the Vieira family during the 1970's...I remember that Nancy always had the biggest, brightest smile...God bless and keep you all, in your sorrowful days ahead..Our prayers for comfort, continue...xoxoxo ❤️ Terri Orr Hilgeman..

 

Kendra Paoni posted on 8/15/21

John and His lovely wife were such kind people and John never knew a stranger. It was a pleasure to see him every day at work! Prayers for family and friends.

 

Buck Gonterman posted on 8/15/21

I'm sorry to hear about Hugh and Tim's passing. I knew them when I delivered milk to Angelo's pizza on West Jefferson. Great people. Always very nice to me.

 

Ronald & Christy Taylor posted on 8/15/21

We have made a memorial contribution to the JRDFo

 

Marlene & Gene Miller posted on 8/14/21

So very sorry you had to lose this most wonderful Mom…..losing your Mother is one of life’s deepest hurts.

 

Gale Pelletier posted on 8/14/21

I am blessed to have played with him. I'm sure he's been excellently received. He will be greatly missed, honored and remembered by all who knew him and/or played with him in Springfield and elsewhere. Prayers for his family and loved ones.

 

ESPEJO Family posted on 8/14/21

Heartfelt condolences and prayers to the Houk Family. May you receive comfort and strength from God our Father at this trying time.✝️

 

 

Cathy Marino posted on 8/14/21

Rest in peace in God's light Georgianne. You will always have a special place in my heart, along with beautiful memories of family, friendship, love and laughter.

 

Judy Cordier posted on 8/14/21

I am so saddened by your loss. Nancy was an amazing woman who never found any task too small to handle. I graduated with Nancy and have been meeting for lunches with the Feitshans Group for over 15 years. She was always happy, bubbly and brought such a happy feeling to our group. She adored her family more than anything and loved showing off those Florida pictures of her girls. I will miss her so much. Her smile, her conversations, her facebook posts. May she have the peace and comfort of heaven that she so much deserves. Believe me when I say she will be missed. Fly high dear lady, and watch your family from above. ❤️

 

Cindy and Pete Larsen posted on 8/14/21

Tom and family, so sorry to hear about Judy. Thinking of you all during this very difficult time.

 

Angie (Fassero) Simmons posted on 8/14/21

Judy was an amazing neighbor, friend, and like a second mom to me throughout my teenage years. Her loving and accepting nature were life lessons that help shape a part of who I am today. All my love to her daughters, son and husband. May God hold you close as you walk this journey of loss. You will be in my thought and prayers. Love Angie

 

John Headrick posted on 8/14/21

Dear Olson family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of Rich. I had the pleasure of playing in the Springfield Municipal Band with him for many years. Thousands of people were entertained by Rich during his career in diverse musical groups. May God bless Rich and your family now and always. Sleep in peace Rich. John Headrick Springfield, IL

 

Barbara May Wieties Malm posted on 8/13/21

Dear Bill, Mary, and Barbara Ann, We only recently found out about your mom’s passing and were so very sorry to hear about it. She was our 2nd mom on Reservoir. Please know you have our thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Ruth Gehrtz posted on 8/13/21

You were always so good to me, even if I was the outlaw, lol I always admired you. You will be greatly missed. Love you.

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 8/13/21

John was one our Security people and was a great man.

 

Diane Parisotto posted on 8/12/21

You are a very special person that will be greatly missed. Your with our Heavenly Father now.

 

Charie Reynolds posted on 8/12/21

Prayers and love for all of Georgianne’s family and friends. She was a lovely lady.

 

Diane Schlindwein posted on 8/12/21

Georgianne was a good friend to my mother-in-law, Ruth Schlindwein Dyson. She was a really sweet person. We will keep her family in our prayers.

 

April Smith posted on 8/12/21

We are all so sorry to hear of Fergie and Tim's passing. Fergie was Irv's first "best friend" and both of them will be greatly missed. We know they are in God's loving care now.

 

Dixie Greer posted on 8/12/21

Tom I'm so sorry to hear of your loss what a beautiful lady

 

John Vuylsteke posted on 8/11/21

Tom and family, so very sorry to hear this news. We all loved her and that infectious smile. Anything you need, you come to us. Hoping you can find the strength for yourself that she had these last few months. Peace.

 

Janet Chew Barkmeier posted on 8/11/21

Sending condolences to the Amerson family at this difficult time. Mr. & Mrs. Amerson were always welcoming to the teenagers who hung out at their home. There could be a roomful any weekend night. I think I watched the entire Nixon/ Watergate saga in their living room. Mrs. Amerson was so fond of her little dog, Pepe... and he was a character.

 

Toni Behl posted on 8/11/21

May God hold you and yours in the palm of His hand, as he holds a precious special loved lady close to Him

 

Debra A. Smith posted on 8/11/21

Thoughts and Prayers to family of Rose Merriman. I will be forever grateful for the wonderful life I was given. RIP

 

Brenda Cole posted on 8/11/21

Tom, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Judy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim and Brenda Cole

 

Madonna Marrin posted on 8/11/21

I am so sorry for your loss! She was such a nice lady.

 

Sheila Bergeron posted on 8/10/21

I’m Sheila Bergeron, i am Charlottes daughter. Im deeply saddened too hear of the passing of my cousin judy. I am terribly sorry for your loss. Judy was a very special warm loving soul. She will be greatly missed.

 

 

Billy Herman posted on 8/10/21

Judy you will truly be missed. I have never meet a sweeter women then you. I know Tom and the kids have a broken heart and I know time will mend it. It seemed like every time I went to Walmart I seen you and Tom their and I was guaranteed a hug from you. Till we meet again.

 

Maureen Carter posted on 8/10/21

Rhonda ~ you Mother was a wonderful lady that I was blessed to know for many years. A sweet, gentle soul. Prayers to you and your entire family! Love, Maureen

 

Bill & Patsy Strawbridge posted on 8/10/21

Ginger and family, Our sincere condolences. Joe was a great person, always a pleasure to talk to. He will be missed by all who knew him.

 

PattyCroll posted on 8/10/21

Ginger and children. I am so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. He was always so kind and gentle. You are all in my prayers .

 

 

Linda McKinney posted on 8/10/21

Prayers that this joyful spirit is at home with our Heavenly Father.

 

Mark Roth posted on 8/10/21

What a great guy. I worked for Joe in the early seventies. I delivered dentures to the dentists among other duties. If I remember correctly he drove a big old Cadillac. I got high school credit for working there. I believe I worked with his son Joe at UIS. It truly is a small world. I know he will be greatly missed.

 

HELEN LOUISE SPANN posted on 8/10/21

RIP GENE, I REMEMBER WHEN YOU AND BILL GOT BACK FROM VIET NAM YOU HAD A JACKET THAT SAID WHEN YOU DIED YOU WOULD GO TO HEAVEN BECAUSE YOU HAD BEEN THROUH HELL IN VIET NAM

 

Mary Lou Thomas posted on 8/10/21

Ginger and family, I was so sad to hear of Joe's passing when I read it this morning. He was such a wonderful neighbor for many years and later he was the one that made dentures for my father-in-law. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Mariana posted on 8/9/21

Thank you.

 

Paul Staab III posted on 8/9/21

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Susan McLaughlin posted on 8/9/21

I was very sorry to hear about Mary's death. My mom, Virginia, lived next door to her at Lewis Memorial. She was always helpful to mom and was a good friend. I always liked talking to her when I was visiting mom. Very kind and lovely lady.

 

Andrew R De Buhr posted on 8/9/21

I enjoy the casket and would like to know the price?

 

Andrew R De Buhr posted on 8/9/21

Where is the price?

 

Debbie Rowley posted on 8/6/21

Mary was a great neighbor here at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. She was a fun gal and we enjoyed visiting with her often. She will truly be missed. WE LOVE YOU MARY AND WILL SEE YOU AGAIN. Love, Debbie & John Rowley

 

Bill Rogers and Teresa Dickey-Rogers posted on 8/6/21

Curt and Amee, very sorry for your loss. Bill and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

 

David Leinum posted on 8/6/21

RIP Judi. I worked with her at the post office in the 70,s. We unloaded trucks and she always amazed me with her strength and ability for such a small lady. She was great to work with but we teased her too much sometimes.

 

catherine spudich wright posted on 8/5/21

Karen & Kevin- So sorry to hear of your mother's death. Our family's deepest sympathy to you.

 

 

Patti Commo posted on 8/5/21

Skylar and family, our sincerest condolences. She will always be with you and watching over her family. Much love, hugs and prayers.

 

Bobby Dambacher posted on 8/4/21

Always in our heart. Holding the memories close. We love you Aunt Judi.

 

Tony and Donna Mast posted on 8/4/21

Karen, Our sympathy to you and all the family on Winnie’s passing. We always enjoyed visiting with her.

 

Jennifer Moody posted on 8/4/21

Will always remember making jewelry with you Aunt Judi and visiting in the old house. You will be greatly missed!

 

 

cheryl Ellenberg posted on 8/3/21

Wanda was alway wonderful at listening to me if I needed to talk.she was a great women in my eyes sherry

 

 

Dave & Lind Kuntzman posted on 8/2/21

Dear Trudy & Eric, We are so sorry to see that Trudy passed away. She was the kindest, most caring lady. Please know you’re in our hearts & prayers. Love you all.

 

Bob Szoke posted on 8/2/21

My sympathies. Mike was a fellow high school student, manager par excellence for sports. We had a lot of fun in high school. I can't remember why, but he gained the nickname Gruber. Good times! Again, my condolences. Haven't seen Mike since high school.

 

Nancy Minnick posted on 8/2/21

I will remember Winnie as a kind, friendly and enthusiastic co-worker and friend who could always brighten your day. She was an active and energetic lady and I still remember her describing the time she went sky-diving! I enjoyed seeing her at Fish Fries after retirement; she will be missed!

 

Geno and Becky Koehler posted on 8/2/21

Loved our friend Winnie. She had such beautiful skin and hair. I remember her telling us she rubs olive oil on her skin and had a special concoction with vitamins for her hair. Her personality was so colorful. Thoughts and prayers from the Koehler's

 

Kathy and Joe Moffitt posted on 8/2/21

So sorry for your loss. Nothing on this earth as awful as losing your mother. May your memories comfort you. I didn’t know Winnie well but very much enjoyed the time that I did spend talking with her.

 

Dan Ingersoll posted on 8/2/21

Bill, Mary, and Barb, my condolences for Aunt Ellen's passing. I have very fond memories of her growing up. She was a kind and loving person with a great laugh. Our best to you and your families.

 

Sandy Hudgins-Brewer posted on 8/1/21

I remember being awed by Ellen. She had this happy home, three great kids, was a teacher, a single mom and always so nice to everyone. Her home truly was a hangout for so many of us growing up in the old neighborhood. She was an inspiration to all and left a wonderful family as her legacy. My prayers are with that family now. Ellen is doing just fine right now! She has lived the good life and is now reaping the benefits!

 

Sallie Flynn posted on 8/1/21

My condolences to the family upon the loss of Ellen. I remember many happy times at her house with lots of "other kids" besides her children. All were welcome, always. May your memories of her in happier times always keep her near to you all. She is surely happy in the loving arms of the Lord. Sallie Springer Flynn

 

Cherlynne Hinton posted on 8/1/21

I remember well many fun times I had visiting the Ingersoll home so close to LHS! Barbara was a friend and we'd all hang out in the living room. Mrs. Ingersoll was fun loving and very patient with all the teenagers that were constantly in her house. She will be missed.

 

Rick Releford posted on 8/1/21

Winnie and I worked together at the tape library for SOS, Dirksen Parkway. She was kind and full of energy. I truly enjoyed working with she and Bruce. My condolences to the family....

 

Linda Pappas posted on 8/1/21

Linda, Alan & family…I am so sorry for the loss of your husband & father. I always liked Mike; he was so kind & friendly & always had a smile on his face. I know he will be greatly missed. Your family is in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.

 

Mary-Jo Gardiner posted on 8/1/21

I met Ellen long after her teaching career at LHS when she was a teacher of Scripture for me both at Third Presbyterian Church and in her home. My favorite vacation was traveling with her to San Jose, CA to stay with her sister Margie and her cousin Jane. In later years I would visit Ellen in her home with my friend Donnie and bring her a piece of pie from the Truck Stop. I loved talking to her on the phone about a book I'd just read and she would share one she was reading on her Kindle that was easier on her eyes. I can hardly wait to see her again in heaven.

 

Sue Daley Cox posted on 8/1/21

Prayers for the family and friends of Ellen, especially Barbara. She was in my class at LHS. I know Ellen was liked and respected. She will be remembered by so many.

 

Kenwood Sudduth posted on 7/31/21

Eric and family I am so sorry to hear about your fathers passing

 

Paul Gardner posted on 7/31/21

Linda, I always enjoyed talking with Mike. I first met him in San Francisco about 8 years ago. I learned so much about the Franklin family from Mike. He was the family historian. A good man, Linda, and I will miss him.

 

Vicki Saulsbery posted on 7/30/21

Linda, I am so sorry. Mike was a great guy. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

 

Michelle Sergent posted on 7/30/21

I have known Winnie for eighteen (18) years. She started off being a Tax Client and we enjoyed talking with each other. My Mom died 09/03/2005. In 2006 she said, I am going to come help you and be your Guardian Angel. Every since then we have gotten pedicures together, went to the movies, baked cookies, wrapped many Christmas presents, shopped, had many lunches and dinners together and shared a lot of talk time. We have spent Holidays together. I miss her dearly and love her like she was my Mom. I am going to miss our talk time and her saying to Diane, get off the cross, somebody else needs the wood! RIP Winnie! My family loves you very much and we will pray for Karen and Kevin.

 

Larry Johnson posted on 7/30/21

Tom was a dear man. He was so very active at KC # 364. Tom always had a smile and was quick to share a kind word. We miss him already!!

 

 

Helen Stahr posted on 7/30/21

So very sorry for your loss. Mike was a great guy and so much fun to be with. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers.

 

Pat Mileham posted on 7/30/21

I am so sorry. I didn't really know Mike very well, but I do know he made Linda happy and smile. Prayers to the family.

 

Bill and Jane Vetter posted on 7/30/21

A shock. We'll certainly miss our monthly discussions at Panera. So sorry for your great loss, Linda.

 

Bonnie Hayes posted on 7/30/21

My deepest sympathy for your loss. prayers to help you through this hard time.

 

Flo McCue posted on 7/30/21

Linda, Eric, Allan and Jenifer! I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. God Bless You,.

 

Joy Peter's Lloyd posted on 7/29/21

Jan so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. You and family are in my prayers

 

Darryl Christofanelli posted on 7/29/21

Terry will be greatly missed. Excellent man to ride with. Will miss talking and sharing thoughts with Terry. TERRY IS WITH THE LORD IN COMFORT AND PEACE.

 

Cherie Jones posted on 7/29/21

Angie, so sorry to hear about your father. I still remember all the double yolk eggs he brought into SSP. Such a nice man....condolence to you and your family. Cherie Jones

 

JOE Biesiada posted on 7/29/21

I am very sorry to hear about Terry, my condolences to the family.

 

Sandra & Larry Wagy posted on 7/29/21

Eric, Linda, Alan and Jennifer we are so very sorry for your loss our prayers are with you all.. Mike was an awesome guy we are glad we met him and became friends with you all.

 

Sandra & Larry Wagy posted on 7/29/21

Eric, Linda,Alan and Jennifer we are so very sorry for your loss our prayers are with you all. Mike was an awesome guy. We are so very glad we met and became friends with you all.

 

 

Mary E Early posted on 7/29/21

Jane, Angie & Scott---so sorry for U'r loss ---I was friends with Tom since I was 16 & then he met U Jane ---we shared lots of time with our kids when they were young ---so very sorry ---sending love & prayers for all

 

Mary Jane Wilson posted on 7/29/21

Dear Tom, You were definitely a fighter of your cancer. So sorry you had to leave everyone. You will not be in any pain now so Rest In Peace in Heaven and take care of your garden and make that great tasting chilli that we both helped make in Florida at Moorhead Manor Home in Naples Florida. Love You, Jane , your loving wife

 

Lisa Ferreira posted on 7/29/21

My family will really miss Marcia. She always made us laugh, with her great sense of humor. She so loved her family.

 

Troy & Andrea Greenwalt posted on 7/28/21

Eric and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. We will keep your family in our prayers.

 

 

Jim & Jane Cribbett posted on 7/28/21

Linds, Jenifer, Eric & Alan. We are so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Bob Henry posted on 7/28/21

I was part of the original Yacht Club Road group I remember Judy well we all had fun from swimming in the lake and the pool and playing basketball on the concrete patio among other fun times.

 

Joe and Terri Williams posted on 7/28/21

Our condolences on loss of Tom. May he rest in peace.

 

Joe and Terri Williams posted on 7/28/21

Our condolences on the loss of Tom.

 

Bentley & Sheila Hite posted on 7/28/21

Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow.

 

Sherry and Russ Clay posted on 7/28/21

Didn't know him very long, but jhe was a very nice man. So sorry for your loss.

 

 

Shelley walter posted on 7/28/21

God bless the family

 

 

Marsha Eiter posted on 7/28/21

God Bless you Marcia and Rest In Peace!

 

Joe, Rosalie Bullard posted on 7/27/21

Condolences to family for their loss

 

Joe, Rosalie Bullard posted on 7/27/21

Condolences to family for their loss

 

Julie Mize posted on 7/27/21

Mary Jane and Jennifer, I’m so very sorry to hear about Gene Gene the Dancing Machine many, many fond memories at DKP!! And yes, the Cubs game in Chicago with his Pirates gear on. RIP my friend Eugene!

 

Scott Linn posted on 7/26/21

I went to Rose with Rodger, and a number of times we talked philosophy into the wee hours of the morning. I found out about his passing a few years ago and thought of him again tonight. I would have liked to have re-connected with Rodger after all these years. RIP

 

 

Valerie M Augustine posted on 7/25/21

Laura, I did not know you were so ill. I recall the day you were on the Robert Conrad show on his 6th anniversary. I did a screen shot of you, RC, Erik, and Mike Horn. Made you a canvas bag and you like it. You looked so good. May you rest in peace with God our Father. I have no words this is so sad.

 

 

Valerie M Augustine posted on 7/25/21

Laura, I am so sorry that you became so ill and left us. I remember how happy you were the day you were on the Robert Conrad show on his 5th anniversary. I made a screen shot for you and created a canvas bag with that picture. You liked it so much. You were so happy on this show that day. May you rest in peace with God our Father. I will always remember you. Blessings to your family.

 

Michelle Webster Eberlin posted on 7/25/21

She always made me feel special and I bet she did the same for others. One Christmas she gave me a vest, in the style of Annie Hall but she added elements to personalize it. She watched closely as I opened it -our mutual delight in that moment was unforgettable. God bless everyone who loved her.

 

Sue Cook posted on 7/25/21

I am sorry to learn of marcia;s passing. We chatted quite often. condolences to the family of Marcia.

 

Sari Fiscus posted on 7/25/21

So sorry to hear about Judy’s passing. Condolences to Steve and family. Cherish your wonderful memories of her

 

Linda Roberts posted on 7/25/21

So sorry to learn that Donna has passed from this life. Spent many hours at her mom and dad’s home when we were in our early 20s, playing cards and laughing. We met just out of high school and we worked in the purchasing department at Sangamo Electric. Spent many happy times at Charlotte and Floyd’s kitchen table while Martha whipped up some cookies. My sincere condolences to all who loved Donna.

 

Robert Gonko posted on 7/24/21

Very sorry to hear this news. Gene was a good friend to my late father (Bob Gonko) and our family.

 

Pamela Hargan posted on 7/24/21

Lori, your Mother sounds like a extraordinary woman and true treasure. My sympathies to you and your family and know you will carry on her treasures to all. Hoping the wonderful memories can sustain you through these upcoming days. Prayers and thoughts. Pamela Hargan

 

Mary von Liski posted on 7/24/21

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Gene was a true treasure and inspiration. Personality, talents, positivity. Marvelous musical memories. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Special angel. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 7/24/21

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. What a true treasure and inspiration making a positive difference in everyone’s life. Wishing the family: a song in your hearts; a rainbow after the rain; sunshine after the clouds. Special angel. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

 

Carol Ann Baggerly posted on 7/24/21

Mark and Patty Deepest Condolences!

 

Darlene Eastep-DeLay posted on 7/23/21

Sorry for the loss of Donnie. Jo Jo and all the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Rose Kruger posted on 7/23/21

Many fond and special memories of Donnie. My Deepest sympathy to Mary Jo and other relatives . Rest in peace Donnie

 

Janet Hergenrother posted on 7/23/21

My thoughts and prayers for all. I was a friend through Mary-Jo and dearly loved Donnie. Loved her hugs. Donnie will be missed by all those that knew and loved her. RIP.❤️

 

Wendell posted on 7/23/21

Worked with Tracy back in the mid eighties at Solomon's, he was fun to work around and always had a smile on his face. He will be missed.

 

lavonna defrates posted on 7/23/21

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers coming to your way. I went to high school with Laura and she was Sweet and Sassy all rolled into one. She will be missed.

 

Bob Bartnick, Jr. posted on 7/23/21

Judy and Family, I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I'm not sure if you remember, but he was my boss over multiple summers at CWLP, and to this day, has been one of the nicest people I've ever worked for. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Bonnie Drew posted on 7/22/21

Lynn, Tina and family. I was extremely shocked and saddened to learn of Laura's passing. She was always so bubbly, friendly, caring and sharing. My deepest sympathies to you all. I will not be able to attend the services. But know you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Bonnie Malcor posted on 7/22/21

My sympathy to the family. I knew both Lucille and Phil as a member of the Golden K Kiwanis club. Remembering the good times we at our meetings and conventions. God bless you all.

 

 

CHARLES DWENGER posted on 7/22/21

Very sorry for your loss. :'(

 

Eleanor McCree posted on 7/22/21

I have great memories of working with your Dad at Franklin. He was always very supportive, way ahead of his time, in his encouragement of females in the workplace.

 

Doug Bearup posted on 7/22/21

Just saw this Obit for Rita. She was a lovely lady that I had the opportunity to get to know from Dean Carver's Salon. She came to me for several years till my retirement. Thanks for the memories Rita :)

 

Sheila (Weatherhead) Snyder posted on 7/22/21

So sorry for your loss.

 

Vi Henley posted on 7/22/21

So sorry thoughts and prayers for the family

 

Vi Henley posted on 7/22/21

So sorry to hear this . My thought and prayers are with the family

 

Patti Simko posted on 7/22/21

Dawn, Craig and Mark, you have my deepest condolences for the loss of your Dad. So many wonderful memories of our families when we we young. Your parents were truly two of the kindest people I ever met. Love and prayers to you all.

 

Scott R Simpson posted on 7/22/21

Beth, Susan and Pam, I adored your parents! They were classy and gracious. Man, I am sorry for you guys. Just remember: they influenced more people than you think. Please take care.

 

Sandra Colborn posted on 7/21/21

The Butlers enjoyed our "Circle picnic/wiener roasts". Our condolences Sandy & Dave Colborn

 

Otto Fafoglia posted on 7/21/21

Keith snd Beverly were great supporters of Jefferson Muddle School and great parents. It Was a pleasure to know them snd their children at Jefferson. My sincere condolences to the family snd know he will sadly missed.

 

DARLENE DEROSEAR posted on 7/21/21

Was Keith's backup secretary in Planning & Budgeting at the Friendly Franklin.. Was such a wonderful person to work for and such a great teacher..

 

Dave Kane posted on 7/21/21

To Mark, Craig and Dawn, I’m sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I had not seen him in recent years, but I’ll always remember him as a likeable guy with a great sense of humor. I know it’s hard to say goodbye to both of your parents in such a short time, but take comfort in knowing Keith and Beverly are together again.

 

Julie Benoit posted on 7/21/21

Patty & all the Ciotti Family, We are so sorry for your loss of your Dad. Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time. Julie & Marty Benoit

 

Paul & Leann Pickel posted on 7/21/21

Bud was an awesome person. Had privilege of knowing him.. Patience and much knowledge. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences.

 

 

Vickie Baker Street posted on 7/21/21

You will be greatly missed Laura

 

Harvey & Barb Lomelino posted on 7/21/21

Mark & Jenny so sorry for your loss!

 

Dave Kane posted on 7/21/21

Mark, Craig and Dawn, I’m very sorry about your father’s passing. While I hadn’t seen him in recent years, I’ll always remember him as a very likeable guy with a great sense of humor. It must be very hard to saw goodbye to both of your parents in such a short time, but take comfort in knowing Keith and Beverly are together again!

 

Coleen Workman posted on 7/21/21

Mark,Jenny ad family. So sorry to hear about your father. Sending prayers. ❤️

 

KENT BAHR posted on 7/21/21

Dear Family: I worked for Keith in his Planning Department under the management training program. He was always available, encouraging, and instructive. I also remember Keith as being a very quiet man. I have great respect for him. He was the start of my management career! I am so sorry for your loss!!!

 

Harriett Bartell posted on 7/21/21

I am so very sorry about Keith's passing. I worked with and for Keith for several years at Franklin Life. He was a good person, and I loved his sense of humor. He surely will be missed. My sympathy ad prayers are with his family.

 

Marilyn Raney posted on 7/21/21

So very sorry to hear of Lucille's passing. She was a wonderful lady! I so enjoyed the many times we all gathered together! Prayers and many blessings to all of you!

 

Larry and Shirley Black posted on 7/21/21

Sorry for loss of such a beautiful and wonderful lady. Glad we had opportunity just a few months ago to visit with her. She will be missed.

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 7/21/21

Mark & family: I am so very sorry for your loss. I admired your father and all that he was involved in. He was one of the pullers at The FRANKLIN and a pioneer in his field. He will be missed by all who’s lives he touched. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Sandy Cuffle posted on 7/21/21

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

 

 

Sue and Bob Derber posted on 7/21/21

Lucille always seemed to have a smile to share. She will be missed but fondly remembered.

 

Charles Brackhan posted on 7/20/21

I did not know Henry Lee very well. Did not know he was in Sherman. I am distant relative. My grandfather was Henry Brackhan I can remember when his father and mother would visit my grandfather and my mother and I would visit relatives in Staunton.Sure he was fine man. The family has my condolences.

 

Karen Woodrum posted on 7/20/21

Rick and I are so sorry to hear about Lucille. We sure loved her. She sure had a great life. So much fun to sit by her and talk to her. She was so lucky to have all of you in her life. God bless you all Chuck, Lynn, Daryl, Wendy and Wyatt. Love ya

 

Kira Propst posted on 7/20/21

I had the pleasure to work with Bud at BigR in Taylorville. His patience, sense of humor and leadership made work so much more fun as long as you didn't hide his Swiss Rolls! He was a great guy and will be remembered fondly. Keeping you all in my prayers through this difficult time.

 

 

Linda DeHart posted on 7/20/21

Thinking of you Mom .Soon to be Sharon’s Birthday . Soar with the Angels ... Rest In Peace . Love You

 

Dianne Britton posted on 7/20/21

Dawn, I'm so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You and your family are in my prayers.

 

Lisa Hirstein Hughes & Rick Tannehill posted on 7/20/21

We will so miss Gene & his cigars & razzing each other during the Cards vs Pittsburgh series. I truly enjoyed my time getting to know him & his family through the Elks as the Easter Bunny and afterwards as he was a proud grandpa. RIP PER. Our thoughts & prayers are with your family.

 

Lois Hirstein posted on 7/20/21

My thoughts & prayers are with the family. My husband John (before he passed) and I enjoyed our times at the Elks visiting with Gene and his family. He was a great guy & always enjoyed his jovial sense of humor.

 

Carol Gallagher posted on 7/19/21

Bill was a wonderful man. He always had a smile for me and a kind word. I miss seeing him. He had a great family that made him a priority and that was special. My thoughts are with you!

 

Linda McCarty posted on 7/19/21

I got to know Bill at the villas he was such a joy to take care of he sure was missed this past few months prayers for peace and comfort God bless Linda (cna)

 

NANCY KAY ANDERSON posted on 7/19/21

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy that everyone knew at Driver's. I know he will be missed by everyone. Will keep you in my prayers.

 

Chuck Kluge "Spin" posted on 7/19/21

I was just a drop in the large bucket of Gene's friends. I first met Gene when we were 10. I delivered papers to his parents house. We played baseball on Tolly's market and later on, St. Agnes softball. Gene, Curly, Rick, and I had some real fun times. Gene was one of my very favorite people. I loved Gene as a friend. I am so sorry he's gone.

 

Tim Spencer posted on 7/19/21

Sharon and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this tender time.

 

Pam Selinger Weisenborn posted on 7/19/21

I am very sorry for the loss of such a great man. I will always remember him reciting Patton’s speech upon Larry Selinger's request at the Main Gate. His smile was infectious! May God give you strength to endure this difficult time.

 

Les Vann posted on 7/18/21

To Bobbie and the entire Heid Family deepest sympathy from all the Vann’s. Peace to all of you.

 

Elaine posted on 7/18/21

Tom you will always and forever be my brother, my partner in crime when we were young. I have so many memories of you that I can’t imagine trying to pick my favorite. I love you and always will and I thank you for the hug

 

 

Charlie Cook posted on 7/18/21

One of the best friends I have ever known GOD BLESS him.

 

Judy posted on 7/18/21

Bill was a wonderful neighbor! My family has a lot of great memories of him. So sorry for your loss

 

Bruce Easterly posted on 7/17/21

It is with sad feelings and heavy heart to hear of Eugene’s passing. As everyone points out Eugene was one of a kind and he made a huge impact on everyone’s life he touched. I have so many cherished memories of Eugene that I could write volumes upon volumes of stories that would have you on the edge of your seat wanting to hear more and I promise you there are so many more wonderful, exciting, and unbelievable tales. My experiences with Eugene also included many of the Heids, Wards, and Calls and my deepest condolences go out to all of you. There was a time in my life when everyday included Eugene, Tom Ward, and Pat “Curly” Call and I will cherish those memories forever. It’s so sad that two of us have already passed. I wish I could be there with all of you to celebrate Eugene’s life. Rest In Peace and God Bless. Bruce Easterly

 

Amy Walker posted on 7/17/21

I wish I could've met you. Your brother loved you so much. You have a nephew, born in 2017, who was named after you. His daddy tells him about you all the time ❤

 

 

I think you know..... posted on 7/17/21

After 6 years, you are still missed and thought of often.

 

Patricia Rohrer posted on 7/17/21

I knew Hank after his retirement years. He had a remarkable mind, loved music, dance, and laughter. Church was top priority in his life. He was a fine gentleman and those who knew him found it a pleasure to be with him. Hank was fortunate to have a loving family. Praying his family will be blessed with peace and comfort at this most difficult time.

 

 

Janet and Michael Grundy posted on 7/16/21

Our deepest Condolences to the family of Bud Cross

 

Nolene Rubenacker posted on 7/16/21

Bud was a very good childhood friend of my husband. Keith spent many good times at his house and always enjoyed the chocolate gravy his Mom fixed them. So very sorry for your loss.

 

Mary Porter posted on 7/16/21

To the family of Bud Cross I send my love and prayers. Bud was a faithful man who loved the Lord and his family. He will be greatly missed.

 

Pam (Mau) and Steve Vincent posted on 7/16/21

We will miss Aunt Margie. We would enjoy visiting with her when we went to Illinois to visit our family. When she and Uncle Dwight lived on the farm, she would make us great desserts when we went to visit them. We are so glad that she is at peace with God in Heaven.

 

Rob Lanham posted on 7/16/21

My condolences to the family. Eugene was a good grade school buddy of mine, we played sports in the local Hay Edwards school yard until we dropped. We saw the movie "Patton" together at least five times! Eugene was one of a kind!

 

Val Crowley posted on 7/15/21

Hank and I worked together in microbiology for many years. We focused on doing quality work but of course there were lighter moments too. Every now and then Hank would throw in a German word that was a throwback from his high school days and that would make both of us laugh. I'm so sorry for your loss.

 

Suzie posted on 7/15/21

I’m so sorry for yourself loss. He was a hoot. I loved his smile and his laugh. Omg his laugh and I thought mine was contagious. He always had good vacation stories and he is loved deeply by many.

 

Steve Antonacci posted on 7/15/21

Coming from a family with no siblings Eugene was more like a brother to me than a brother in law. He was my best friend and I will miss him very much.

 

 

Josh Cass and Family posted on 7/15/21

So many good memories with u bro , so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers our with u all.

 

Bob Gollon posted on 7/15/21

Eugene was a modern day Tom Sawyer. As kids, he would come up with mischievous plans that usually ended up with all of us being chased by Capital Complex security guards. We loved following him on these adventures. As an adult, he could recount these adventures as if they happened yesterday. He will be missed.

 

Geno and Becky Koehler posted on 7/15/21

Thoughts and prayers from the Koehler's

 

 

Peggy Hildebrand posted on 7/15/21

Mikey was loved by the Hildebrand family. We all have a lot of good memories of spending time with his family. You're all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sending love and hugs to all of you.

 

Melissa Kleingartner posted on 7/15/21

Many good memories of Eugene from SOS. Great guy and great family-worked with he and Mary Jane for several years. My condolences to this wonderful family ❤️

 

Paula Bensko posted on 7/15/21

I met Eugene years ago through my brothers Tom & Mike Keeley. Tom and Eugene were the same age, but Mike and Eugene shared the same birthdate though 2 years apart. They all played many years of softball together, Eugene naturally up on all the stats. After the games he would do his impressions & tell stories. Whoever composed his obit was so spot on. What a great guy he was. So sorry Mary Jane, Jennifer & family, and all his siblings & their families.

 

 

Bobbie Franklin posted on 7/15/21

I am so very sorry for your loss you are all in my prayers❤️

 

Tommy Call posted on 7/15/21

Eugene was a good friend of my uncles who we fondly refer to as the "Ward Boys." When my uncle Tom passed some years ago Eugene made the trip to Chicago to attend the funeral. After the funeral ceremony we all met at Finley Dunne's tavern on the north side to celebrate my umcle Tom's life. True to form Eugene was wearing his Minnesota Vikings jacket. As we walked into the tavern I had a sweet moment were Eugene told me how much he loved my uncle Dave and how much their friendship meant to him and what a great guy he was. As soon as he finished this touching sentiment my uncle Dave - on cue - drove by and yelled out the window to us "f*** the Vikings!" We both burst out laughing and it took us about 5 mins before we composed ourselves. That night Eugene regaled us with one hilarious story after another of growing up with Tom Ward in the way only he could. He meant so much to our family and he will be missed. I consider him as much an uncle as the Ward boys. God bless.

 

Mary Jo & Bob Morlee posted on 7/14/21

Janet & Family: Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of Tom. He was a great man to know and how to get things done at Lake Petersburg. RIP Tom.

 

David Tanner posted on 7/14/21

Tom was an outstanding person who took his job as Lake Petersburg Ranger very seriously. He made sure the new sewer system was installed and maintained correctly. Lake Petersburg residents were fortunate to have his expertise. His family should be very proud of him.

 

Stacy Schmid (Reddecliff) posted on 7/14/21

My sincerely sympathies to your family. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

 

Mary Jennings posted on 7/14/21

The Heids and my family the Jennings’s had much in common. Most of all Marion Heid and Betty Jennings were best of friends, I think at least from high school on. I know Marion was in my mother’s wedding and possibly mom in Marion’s wedding. They lived in Jerome on the same street when they started their families. Mom had 10 and Marion had 11. So we grew up knowing the Heids like we were all part of a large family. One of the best things our families shared was laughter. There were always stories told by our parents that as kids we thought were funny. As we got older the stories got funnier and funnier told by our parents but best told or acted out by no other than Eugene. It makes me so sad to think who will tell us stories like Eugene did. The laughter will not die with us but it will be bittersweet for sometime to come. Peace Eugene.

 

CAROL (CASEY) SEDLOCK posted on 7/14/21

SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS OF BETTY! OUR DAD BILL CASEY WAS A 1ST COUSIN TO BETTY. WE WOULD SEE HER AT REUNIONS. SHE WAS A SWEET LADY! MY MOTHER PATRICIA CASEY AND OUR FAMILY WANT SEND OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOU AND YOUR BROTHERS FAMILY.

 

 

Momma posted on 7/14/21

I miss you each and every day!

 

 

Momma posted on 7/14/21

I miss you every single minute of every single day Sissy!

 

Kathy Kauffman Smith posted on 7/14/21

I went to grade school with Eugene! He had to have been the most hilarious guy that walked the halls of St. Agnes. We grade schoolers went to lunch regularly in the past ten years, and it was quite the treat to have Eugene present. May God grant peace and comfort to Mary Jane, daughter , and all the Heid’s

 

Kevin O'Dea posted on 7/14/21

All of us at Neuhoff Media Springfield will miss Eugene's visits to our stations - he was one-of-a-kind! Rest in peace, Eugene.....

 

Kathy Hoffman posted on 7/14/21

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a sweet lady. I worked with Sandy for 10 years at DCFS in placement clearance and leads. We had a lot of fun, it was a good group of people.

 

 

Evelyn Hildebrand posted on 7/14/21

Deepest sympathy to family and friends!

 

Susie Fairfield posted on 7/14/21

Dear Beth, Susan, Pam and Families, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was quite a beautiful woman. Prayers and thoughts to you and yours, Susie

 

Kathy Jo Stuva posted on 7/14/21

What a kind gentleman! I knew him from the singles at West Side back in 1988. I send my deepest sympathy to all his family. He was a wonderful Christian man.

 

 

Alicia McDonald posted on 7/13/21

Rest In Peace Aunt Bertha in Gods loving and comforting arms surrounded by his angels! We love you!

 

Bill & Vikki Warren posted on 7/12/21

Mr. Dilley was such a sweet man & he always had such a sweet smile on his face, very kind & soft spoken- & have missed seeing him at church & around the neighborhood- May God have mercy upon his soul-- now he can be w/ your mom~~ Hugs, prayers & love to your family~~

 

Suzanne & Giovanni Colombo posted on 7/11/21

Sending our prayers and condolences on the passing of your dear dad! He was a man of faith who was devoted to his family and community. Bob always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. He will be welcomed “home” by your mom, and his many family and friends, as a “good and faithful servant” of our Lord.

 

Gloria Henley posted on 7/11/21

So sorry for your lost Ron always consider her a good friend when we're younger

 

 

Moose posted on 7/11/21

Coachie, Coachie, Coachie......you scored the final goal right into our hearts....

 

Lisa Seger posted on 7/11/21

I am truly sorry to hear of Karen's passing. I started doing Karen's nails in 1989 along with her friend & partner in crime BJ :) I did her nails for her & will's ceremony, I can only imagine how big her smile was when she was greeted by Will at the pearly gates.-. We always had great conversations every two weeks for many many years, people like her made me love my job. R.I.P my friend~ till we meet again.

 

Sheila Walk, Arts Council executive director posted on 7/11/21

Sgt. Dilley was a loyal and able volunteer for First Night Springfield. On December 31st, he arrived early and arranged his workspace in the Springfield Area Arts Council office, making sure he had immediate access to a telephone, a weather forecast, the event schedule, a contact list, and paper and pen, No matter what surprises the arts festival brought, Sgt. Dilley was a reassuring and courteous presence. The police officers on duty on New Year's Eve always came by the office to pay their respects to one who had served the city so long and so well. I am very glad to have known Sgt. Dilley, and I extend abiding sympathy to his family and friends. "The life we are given by nature is short, but the memory of life well spent is eternal." (Cicero)

 

Elena Pilapil and Family posted on 7/10/21

We share with you your sorrow for the passing of your beloved father Andrea Madonia. He was such a great man and we will never forget our enjoyment listening to him playing the mandolin. He was so impressive and could play all kinds of beautiful music. He will be missed and was such a nice man. We pray for him and your family and may he rest in peace. The Pilapil Family

 

Mike Cook posted on 7/10/21

Your LONG LOST BABY brother! The *FORGOTTEN* one that will NEVER FORGET YOU!

 

 

Connie and Noah Dean Emerick posted on 7/10/21

Our dear Aunt Betty is going to be missed. We were BLESSED to share our journey through life enjoying special moments, wonderful lunches out and about in Springfield and great conversations catching up on each other's lives and our family's too. She's always been a special lady in our lives and we'll forever cherish the precious moments we shared. We believe her and Uncle Bill are dancing on the streets of gold in Heaven! We will love them forever and their dear family too! May it help to know you're in our thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Connie and Noah Dean Emerick posted on 7/10/21

Our lives were BLESSED sharing this journey with Aunt Betty! We will ALWAYS MISS going out to lunch with her and visiting to catch up on each other's lives. So many precious memories to carry through our lives with. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. God is Good All the Time and we believe she's dancing on the streets of gold with Uncle Bill. Love you all!

 

Amy Rojas posted on 7/10/21

I did not know her well, having met her when I was older. She had a contagious laugh, and was always ready with a smile. How I wish we could have had more visits!!! I know she is having the beat time now, no more pain..laughing it up with her little sister by her side. ❤❤❤

 

Sara Smoczyk posted on 7/10/21

Sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of Aydin Gonulsen. My late husband, Jerry Smoczyk, immigrated to the United States from Poland in 1958 where he had played soccer for years the way kids here had played baseball. When Aydin and Yavuz began the YMCA soccer program here, Jerry and his friends, Don Bucci and Joe Goodner became involved early on. So many wonderful years of friendships, coaching, refereeing, and travelling to soccer games and tournaments because of Aydin's joy for life and love of the game. When you drive through the UIS campus on Saturday mornings and see the fields teeming with children playing soccer, you can begin to imagine the impact this man's vision has made. Rest in peace, Aydin; I'm sure there are some soccer balls in heaven and enough people for you to form another team!

 

Brian L Stapleton posted on 7/10/21

Sal, don"t know if you will ever see this but I am sorry for your loss.

 

Kevin Keen posted on 7/10/21

I had the pleasure of working with Bob in the Traffic Section at the SPD for many years and can testify that he was the reason so many special events and VIP visits, ranging from politicians to celebrities, in our city went so flawlessly. Bob drafted plans that included attention to detail to the most seemingly insignificant post. He was called upon by nearly every local agency to draw plans for their event, no matter how large or small because it was guaranteed that the event would be a success if the “Dilley plan” was followed. RIP Bob.

 

Judith (Judy) Meiron posted on 7/10/21

I have so many wonderful Memories of Bob (Dilley), when I was Exec.Director of LincolnFest. He organized all of the security for the event and he was very detailed. You didn't have to worry about anything. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Bob.

 

Bill Reid posted on 7/10/21

We were both at the grocery store a few weeks ago and he noticed someone had dropped their cellphone on the floor. He had me come pick it up and return it to the owner. Always willing to help other people.

 

Tracey Chambers posted on 7/9/21

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers to your family.

 

 

Mike and Julie Hampson posted on 7/9/21

Our most sincerest condolences to you all. May the care and love of those around you provide you peace and comfort during this time of grief. ~Prayers~

 

Dave Hicks posted on 7/9/21

Good Bye my ‘Old Friend’. We certainly had our share of adventures, and laughs at the various soccer coaches conventions we attended together. Way too many to list here, but funny how we always managed to find the Greek restaurant in the host city. I guess with your departure this means I won’t get my dress socks back that I loaned you because you had forgotten a pair. On a more serious expression of thought, I would sincerely like to thank you for developing YMCA Youth Soccer program to another level in that it provided a platform for my career for over 25 years. Condolences to all the Gonulsen family members. RIP ‘Big Guy’

 

Gregg and Mary Finigan posted on 7/9/21

We are sorry for your loss! He was a great guy! He is back together with your sweet mom whom he missed so much! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!

 

 

Scott Nickell posted on 7/9/21

A wonderful man who was a joy to be around. You will be missed.

 

Dennis Gaudreault posted on 7/9/21

Aydin said “I give you scholarship“ those words change my life forever. I was the last of six children that was the only way I could continue playing soccer at SSU won the title in 1988 with coach. God Bless you and thank you for changing my life in a positive way. Peace be with you all.

 

Jim OConnor posted on 7/9/21

From all the Prairie Stars; thank you for sharing your journey with us. "We will win;" and you and your Prairie Stars did just that by beating UCLA in 1986. God Speed Aydin

 

Sally Thompson posted on 7/9/21

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember the days we use to share when your Mom was still with us. He will be greatly missed. Send you all love and prayers.

 

Otto Fafoglia posted on 7/9/21

So sorry to hear of Aydin’s passing. He snd his brother, Yavuz, made a great impact on the lives of so many in The area. Aydin w as always pleasant and helpful to all. His is the story of an immigrant who came here and made such a positive impact. May he Rest In Peace in Soccer Heaven. Condolences to his family.

 

Leigh Anne Baer posted on 7/9/21

I truly believe God puts certain people in our lives for a reason. The first day I met Margorie, I knew she was a special Lady. I will miss all our talks about traveling, gardening and life lessons. I send my sympathy to her family. She loved you very much. Thank you for bringing her into my life and I will miss her.

 

melody billings posted on 7/9/21

Thank you for making Mandy and me such a part of the soccer community in Springfield. Peace to the family.

 

George A. Stone posted on 7/8/21

Uncle Aug was a favorite when I was growing up. HIs son Auggie, he, and I used to fish or play ball together. Later in the '70s and early '80s we worked together at Fiatallis, and shared stories over our daily cups of coffee. I will remember the mischief Auggie and I got into and the trouble we shared from Uncle Aug. My mother, his sister Rosella, misses him and will remember him in her prayers, as we all will.

 

Jim King posted on 7/8/21

We as players always wanted to play our best and give everything because he was our coach and good friend. We did not want to let him down. He loved his players and backed it up with his actions! 1986 National Champs thank you, Aydin. Prayers to your family and cheers for a life well lived!!!

 

Joe Scroggins posted on 7/8/21

Perry, Amanda and the Gonulsen family, We are so sorry for your loss and we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. My family and I mourn the passing of Aydin and celebrate his life with you. He was an amazing coach, leader and friend. He is a LEGEND and left his mark on the soccer world! I am very fortunate to have been a member of the Prairie Stars on the 88-90 squads. I also became friends with many players on the 86-87 teams due to my brother Tim who was a Prairie Star during these years. During this time, I was able to learn from the very best players in the world and be a part of a National Championship team. We are all still friends to this day. This would have never been possible without Aydin! I am truly grateful for him, his coaching staff and my teammates. Aydin will always be the brightest Prairie Star ever to shine down on Kiwanis Stadium/Aydin Gonulsen Field! I cannot thank him enough for the opportunities and greatest memories he provided, which will always remain in my Heart, Soul and Mind! It was such an honor to know him. RIP Coach!

 

Sue Davies-Yoggerst posted on 7/8/21

To Aydin’s family. I was saddened to read about Aydin’s death. He was such a fine man and outstanding coach. My husband and I hosted soccer players and coaches from Blackpool, England several years when they traveled to Springfield to play soccer against SSU. What a wonderful experience! Aydin will never be forgotten!

 

Robert Murphy posted on 7/8/21

My Nonno was kind hearted man who loved to joke and laugh. I will never forget the times shared with him. He introduced music to me and showed me how to play the piano, how to garden, how to make wine, and how to cook. He was always happy and enjoyed the simple things in life. May you Rest In Peace Nonno and be once again reunited with Nonna in heaven. I will miss you deeply, but I will never forget the good times together. Love, Bobby, Laura, Mika, & Selene

 

Carlis Thomas posted on 7/8/21

I have no words to tell how deeply sorry I am after hearing Mr. Mike has passed. I am in shock to hear this news. I remember all those days at Dubois Elementary School we used to spend talking before and after reporting to his crossing guard duties. I would like to mention how much I learned from him and how I will miss his beautiful stories about his amazing wife.

 

 

Carlis Thomas posted on 7/8/21

We both worked outside this past blistering cold winter and I remember asking Mr. Mike how can you stand under that tree in the freezing weather? He responded those are Palm Trees and it was 87 degrees:)) From that day on I changed my way of thinking and happily work outside no matter what the temperature. Thank you, Mr. Mike

 

ELLEN and Thomas Robinson posted on 7/8/21

Tom and I send our deep prayer for Marges family and friends in the light of this significant loss. Loved sharing our music interests with my parents at the Illinois veterans home. Honey and she are reunited once again. See you later in heaven Marge.

 

David Bueltmann posted on 7/8/21

I remember well the wonderful times we had with Aydin, his staff, and his campers at Soccer Camp at Camp CILCA. Pastor Dave

 

 

ÜMİT KESİM posted on 7/8/21

ÜMİT KESİM

 

 

Denny Baker posted on 7/8/21

You will be sorely missed, my friend!!!

 

Shirley Cornelius posted on 7/8/21

Janice so sorry about your Mom. May she Rest In Peace. Daniel so sorry for you loss. She loved you very much. Hugs! So sorry to the rest of the family. ❤️❤️

 

 

Darryl Fox posted on 7/8/21

I was blessed to play with Aydin in the early 70's on the YMCA soccer team, with Yavuz, Harold, George, Stan, Harry, Daniel and all the others. Our strategy was simple: Get the ball to Aydin. He was an even better friend than teammate. He always had a smile for you and he was an eternal optimist. I will miss him.

 

Mike McCue posted on 7/7/21

Condolences to the Gonulsen family on your loss. Thank you Aydin, it was because of you and your brother that I developed a lifelong love of the beautiful game, and that's a gift that has led to some of the greatest memories in my life.

 

Fer posted on 7/7/21

You were the sweetest brother/ frıend I’ve always adored and loved dear Aydın. We wıll never forget you. Rest ın pıece ın heaven. You wıll be forever mıssed.

 

Byron Nesbitt posted on 7/7/21

Sad to learn of Aydin's passing. From when we first met in '63 at SHS I'll never forget his great smile. He always "lit up the room" anywhere he went. My condolences to the Gonulsen's. Remembering good times over the years. Byron Nesbitt/Greenville, SC

 

Cihan Uslu posted on 7/7/21

Legendary Coach Aydin Gonulsen I will never forget your support and friendship during my time in Springfield, IL. It was an honour to play for you, and to become part of one of "The Best Ever Teams" and yes I too believe that 93 team was the best ever :-) You meant more than a Soccer coach to me for sure. and also for a few other fellow Turks, and for a lot of young men, you took under your wings who looked up to you. You became The Coach for life for the winning and never give up attitude. I’m truly going to miss you and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything. We love you, Coach. Rest in Peace. My condolences to Peri Gonulsen Pugh, Amanda Gonulsen, Tim Gonulsen, Jason Gonulsen, Mimi L Gonulsen, Suna Uslu Gonulsen and Gonulsen Family, and SSU 93 National Championship Team's Family and members. Nurlar isiklar icinde uyu guzel Insan. Uslu - Your friend from Istanbul.

 

 

Cheryl Kay Stark posted on 7/7/21

Janice, sorry mom passed away. She was a wonderful person, knowing her for many years and all the good times we had, camping at Jim Edgars. She will be very much missed. Cherie Stark Spfld,Il

 

Salvatore Porrovecchio posted on 7/7/21

Le nostre più sentite condoglianze . Un forte abbraccio

 

Dennis Sheley posted on 7/7/21

Marge defined the statement ( Great wife and wonderful lady ). The legacy of Marge and Dwight will stand forever.

 

Diane Long posted on 7/7/21

Dear Peri and Amanda This must be a difficult time for you, but I hope all these wonderful memories comfort you. He was truly a force and one his amazing gifts was his ability to inspire others. I first met you as young girls on our first ski adventure to Wisconsin. I’ve skied every year since then and always remember your dad shouting back “follow me”. May condolences for your personal loss

 

Cristina and Matthew posted on 7/7/21

Rest in Peace Nonno! You will be deeply missed. We will never forget your joyful spirit, love of music and amazing stories, which we promise to contine to tell. We are comforted by the fact that you and nonna are reunited again. We love you!

 

Jobi Tabb posted on 7/7/21

Marjorie was an absolutely superb person! Our visits were so enjoyable and I'll always remember her usual question "so what's going on?" And she didn't want to gossip. She was genuinely interested in rich conversation. And that smile.. oh that smile!!

 

Steve Curry posted on 7/6/21

My condolences to the the entire Baughman family.

 

 

Bissi Shafer posted on 7/6/21

Cathy, Bobby, Sal and family, I am sincerely sorry for the loss of both your mom and dad. I didn’t know your mom passed away last year. Your mom and dad raised a beautiful family. I loved listening to your dad play the mandolin and loved your mom’s cooking. Your parents were kind, loving, beautiful people and were so gracious and welcoming. They will be missed.

 

Bissi Shafer (DiCenso) posted on 7/6/21

To the Holmin Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Please know I am thinking of you all and keeping you in my prayers.

 

 

Taylor Maynard posted on 7/6/21

I love her and I will truly miss her alot she has done everything for me and she will be missed

 

 

Joann Madonia Curcio posted on 7/5/21

Forever in our hearts Love,

 

 

Joann Madonia Curcio posted on 7/5/21

My father filled our home with love and music and a joy for life. We will never forget your smile and your zest for life. Yes, “la Vita è bella” …life is beautiful. Rest In Peace dear Father. Love, Joann

 

David Curcio posted on 7/5/21

Nonno thank you for all the wonderful memories together, listening to you play the mandolin, telling your stories, and exploring your beautiful garden as a kid. I’ll never forget your homemade wine and doing our wine testing/sampling together. You will always be in my heart. I will never forget how much you and Nonna cared for everybody in the family. You two were very special people and I’m happy to have had you guys in my life. May you both Rest In Peace together. Love you guys always.

 

Charmaine Tarpley posted on 7/5/21

John's Mom, Dorothy, use to babysit me when I was a little girl. I remember John always having a girlfriend and his Mom was so happy when he finally met Phyllis. I thought Johnny was my "cutest" cousin and Phyllis and Johnny made the "cutest" couple. I am so glad I got to have lunch with them when I visited Springfield a few years ago. I know he is now in a better place and. Phyllis, David, and Kellie are in my prayers. John was a great guy and I will miss him dearly.

 

Catherine Madonia posted on 7/5/21

The heart aches for what it has loved and lost. My dad was a remarkable man and one of a kind, we will always remember his humorous stories, joyful smile and warm spirit. He enjoyed life, his garden, pets, music and love of family and friends. We will miss you dearly dad, may the heavenly angels reunite you with our beloved mother and bring you eternal peace. Love, your daughter, Catherine

 

Davide Porrovecchio posted on 7/4/21

caro zio Andrea sei stato una persona meravigliosa ti ricordiamo per la tua allegria e felicità ti portiamo sempre nei nostri cuori ❤️ la zia Anna ti aspetta in cielo valla a riabbracciare un giorno ci rincontreremo tutti Davide.Rosalia.Angelo.alessandro...

 

Gusta Schuchmann posted on 7/4/21

Andrea praised the Lord with his beautiful mandolin. He was a kind gentleman, who played with us at St.Joseph’s church. We, the choir members, will always remember him.

 

Larry Willoughby posted on 7/4/21

I""am sorry for your lost , we had alot of good times FFA at the fairgrounds , spent many weekends out on the farm . Damn we sure get old fast , he"s gone but not forgotten . May He Rest in Peace

 

Joe Temperelli posted on 7/4/21

I was very sorry to learn of Andrea's passing. I have fond memories of some fun times shared by our families, over pasta, wine and good conversation.

 

 

Daniel & Linda Curcio posted on 7/4/21

Rest In Peace Nonno.

 

Daniel & Linda Curcio posted on 7/3/21

I have many great memories and happy times with my grandfather. He would always be ready to go for church every Sunday with his mandolin. I will remember His love for his garden & his fig trees. The wonderful stories he would tell and he was a pretty good cook. He definitely lived a full life. I am very thankful I was able to have both my grandparents in my life into my 40’s. I’m happy they were able to meet & know my 3 daughters. Rest In Peace Nonno with Nonna. I love you both with all my heart. Till we meet again. Love always , Danny

 

Michael & Nicole Curcio posted on 7/3/21

Nonno, we will forever miss your music and stories of life. I can still hear your voice and laugh from the stories you told and will always remember how happy they made everyone feel. Rest In Peace with Nonna in heaven and continue to look over us with blessings. We love you Nonno.

 

Jean Burnett posted on 7/3/21

A great man has left this earth but will forever be in our hearts. Great memories will live on. May his soul Rest In Peace. All my love to the family.

 

Bonnie Lash posted on 7/3/21

Oh..we both can not believe this has happened. Bobby was best man at our wedding..on Sept 21st 1979. Sooo many years ago.What a great guy he was.. we were neighbors with his parents June and Bob.. oh to go back to those days..EVERYTHING was so much better..easier and some how happier..but.. not to be. I'm praying for peace for June and Sandra and all of Bobby's family..Guess I will meet alot of family ive only just heard of before..and a pic that June shared with me years ago in a Christmas card .I will brave that (endless bottom) hope chest of my picture albums and see if I can find the wedding pic with Bobby standing there with Darcy..prayers to you all for God's mighty peace

 

Bonnie Lash posted on 7/3/21

Bonnie and Darcy Fliflet

 

 

Barb & Harvey Lomelino posted on 7/3/21

Rest in peace our friend!

 

Ginny Mccawley posted on 7/3/21

Marilyn, my heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I met Bobby only twice, but could tell that he was a good man, kind hearted, terrific sense of humor, and loved his family. I pray for comfort and peace for you and your family, as we all remember Bobby.

 

Lavonna DeFrates posted on 7/3/21

I remember playing darts with Karen. she was quite the character, she was a sweet lady and will be missed. prayers to Jane, Tammy and the rest of the family during this time.

 

Mike Aden posted on 7/3/21

Always remember the good times with Buz. My condolences to the family and he'll always be remembered as a good friend.

 

 

Letisha "Dee Dee" Dunn posted on 7/2/21

Playing horseshoes with u. Will miss you RIP

 

Cathy Woodcox posted on 7/2/21

So sorry I can’t be there. Trudy and Jack were wonderful people and neighbors. I will miss her .

 

Fiorella Murphy posted on 7/2/21

So sorry for your loss! Sending prayers to Bobby's family!

 

Deborah McCarty Martin posted on 7/2/21

So very sorry to hear this. I just saw him in May, so many memories with him in there… Marilyn and the whole family. You will always have him near you, remembering his life. Another guardian Angel. ❤️

 

Susan L Gillespie posted on 7/2/21

To all of ♡Bobbys♡ Family Ray and I are so very sorry!

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 7/2/21

Phyllis, Kellie and David. I am so sorry for your loss. I have known and have worked with John for most of my life. I still remember all the great times, and fun we had, on midnights at The FRANKLIN. We all have lost a great person and a personal friend. So many memories of those nights and the guys who made it not a job but an experience.

 

Mike and Connie Jurgens posted on 7/1/21

Robert's caring friendly manner endeared him to our son Griff, and to us as parents. His passing is a reminder of a wonderful chapter in the many lives whose path he crossed. Thank you Robert.... RIP dear friend.

 

Shelly & Greg Rieck posted on 7/1/21

Brenda,Steve & Family, We were so heartbroken for you all to learn of Amanda's condition in Las Vegas & then her passing. You have been in our constant prayers,first for Amanda's healing,then for peace & comfort for you all. Although we did not know Amanda personally, we could see the love she had for her family & life just by her pictures & the look in her eyes. What a beautiful woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt & daughter of our Heavenly Father! Please know you will all continue to be in our prayers. May the Father, His angels & your sweet Amanda's presence be felt around each of you to give you strength, love, hope & peace. We love you Brenda & all of Amanda's sweet family!

 

 

Connie & Tim Kaforke posted on 7/1/21

Mary Pat and family, there are no words, no one will ever replace him. He sounds like he was a wonderful, loving, generous man. God bless you all and know you are in our prayers.

 

Keith Edward Barrett posted on 7/1/21

What a wonderful couple that I remember since I was 9 years old. He was the mission doctor and she was a dear soul that was so sweet to everyone. May God bless each of you with memories not only to treasure, but also to pass along to the coming generations. Looking to Jesus, Keith and Celia Lieb Barrett

 

Janet & Jerry Compton posted on 7/1/21

We are so sorry to hear of Trudy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you John, Trudy and Tommy. Great memories on 22nd Street.

 

Nancy Shimamoto posted on 6/30/21

Deepest sympathy to the entire Meyers Family on the loss of your dear mom and grandmother. With blessings from John Meyers’ church family at Pioneer Ocean View UCC.

 

 

Jadette Calica-Lowery posted on 6/30/21

In memory of all our loved ones who have passed on before us. My condolences and deepest sympathy to the Meyers family. May the cherished memories of the love, laughter and good times sustain you in the moments you are missing her in the days to come. Peace be with you.

 

Karen, Kim, Michelle and Todd posted on 6/30/21

Georgia, Tommy and Tammie, we are so sorry to hear of Charley's passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.

 

Alice Brady O’Keefe posted on 6/30/21

Buzz always had a smile to share along with a story. He enjoyed playing pool with my husband in the younger years. I’m so sorry for your loss.

 

Brenda Hoffman posted on 6/30/21

I am so sorry for your devastating loss. Take peace and comfort in the time you shared. May God’s blessings abound to you and your family.

 

ed vandorn posted on 6/30/21

just heard about your loss my prayers go out to the family Phyllis was a great person who was always there for me through hard times she will be missed and always in my thoughts

 

Glen & Patsy Mester posted on 6/29/21

Georgia, so sorry to learn of Charlie's passing. May God's grace and your many memories of your life together bring you comfort.

 

Dude posted on 6/29/21

Jackie, sorry for the loss of your granddaughter. So young...

 

Colleen Jefferson posted on 6/29/21

Gone but never forgotten! R.I.P Amanda. Continue to shine your light on all of us down here sweet lady!

 

John and Mary Meisner posted on 6/29/21

Stella and Frank lived across the street from us for many years. We still talk of them often, especially about how immaculate their lawn and landscaping was. They were good neighbors. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

 

Aunt Kim posted on 6/29/21

You will never be forgotten sweet Amanda

 

 

Aunt Kim posted on 6/29/21

Rest In Peace Amanda! Love you always

 

 

Aunt Kim posted on 6/29/21

You will never be forgotten. Love you always ❤️

 

Mstt posted on 6/28/21

To Todd and Brenda my thoughts and prayers are with you

 

Aunt Barb and Uncle Joe Rebbe posted on 6/28/21

We will miss you always sweet girl!

 

L Johnson & Family posted on 6/28/21

To the Epright Family - We are so so so saddened to hear of Mike's passing. Your husband and dad was such a nice man. He knew all the children that crossed his path everyday by name and made it a point to know the adults names walking with the children, always had great things to say, and wonderful compliments to everyone. He made our children feel very safe and I know we will all miss seeing him and speaking to such a beautiful man each school day. Our deepest thoughts and prayers as you go through this sad time.

 

 

The Jettons posted on 6/28/21

We’re so very sorry and are thinking of you so much!

 

Bobbie posted on 6/28/21

My thoughts and prayers are with the family,friends, friends that were family, Steve and all those babies. Amanda will be missed by so many.

 

 

Melissa Renfro posted on 6/28/21

Sending thoughts and prayers to Amanda's family.

 

Tim and Patsy (Willoughby) Gele’ posted on 6/28/21

I’m so sorry to hear of Uncle Ralph’s passing. I am so grateful that I was able to see and visit with him in May. I have such fond memories of my childhood with my dad, my uncles and their families and Grandma and Grandpa Willoughby. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy and all of my cousins. He will be missed. Love to all of you

 

Susan Billek (Tregoning) posted on 6/27/21

Sorry the previous message was to of said in your time of need, not top.

 

Susan Billek (Tregoning) posted on 6/27/21

Cody Family, I am sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. I fondly remember living next door to you all on ConverseStreet. May god be with you in your top need as losing a parent is never easy.

 

Janet Camp posted on 6/26/21

Gene I am so sorry for your loss. Carrol and I worked together for years. The last year she worked she said her and I were just the lame ducks. She always made me laugh. She had a duck on her desk and gave me one for mine. We had a lot of laughs together.

 

Shirlee Clark posted on 6/26/21

Gene, I am so sorry to hear of Carrol's passing. Always remember how she was always ready to help me while we were both working at Horace Mann. May the peace and comfort be with you at this sorrowful time.

 

Shirlee Clark posted on 6/26/21

Gene, I am so sorry to hear of Carrol's passing. Always remember how she was always ready to help me while we were both working at Horace Mann. May the peace and comfort be with you at this sorrowful time.

 

Sheila Wortham posted on 6/25/21

Gene and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Carrol for many years at Horace Mann. She was a well-respected professional and a friend to those who knew her. May God give you peace and comfort.

 

Helen Spann posted on 6/25/21

Gene, so sorry for your loss. You and Carrol were so good to our children. We thought the world of you and Carrol. Prayers for Carrol. Hope you are doing better.

 

Dicky Irvin posted on 6/25/21

Peace for the Cody family knew his son in highschool

 

Dicky Irvin posted on 6/25/21

Dicky

 

 

Charlie and Stacy Hickey posted on 6/25/21

Charlie and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of JR. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathy, Charlie and Stacy Hickey.

 

Bob Handy posted on 6/25/21

John & Family, I only knew JR for a short time but what I seen in him was he displayed your work ethics John. May God bless you and his family. So sorry for you loss.

 

Edwina Dolack posted on 6/25/21

Gene & Carrol's birth family, Sorry to see that Carrol passed away. We worked together a long time at Horace Mann.; and i considered her a friend. May she rest in peace. May you be comforted by your loving memories.

 

Gregg and Tammy Hinds posted on 6/24/21

We can’t tell you how blessed we are to call you our friend. More like family. You said we are your adopted kids…thank you. We will miss you so very much. We will never stop honking when we go around the corner We love you.

 

Kathie Williams Blair posted on 6/23/21

Marian and family, so sorry for your loss. I have a lot of memories of our families together, adults playing cards and kids just messing with the horses and ponies. Just came across Carries facebook page and the family pictures. Would not have recognized the boys. You have my sympathy.

 

Debbie Landis posted on 6/23/21

I was so sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He was a popular speaker at high school journalism conferences I helped coordinate at UIS, and always so great to talk with, be it in journalism or Barnes and Noble realms. Peace and condolences.

 

Eric Donald posted on 6/23/21

We miss you every day Dad. So sorry we didn’t have the chance to make it to a Cardinals game together or watch a Broncos game together. Thank you for raising an incredible family and for your blessing that I may marry your daughter Angela. I promise to take care of her each day and love her for the rest of my days. I know you be at our wedding in spirit, but I sure wish you could be there to walk Angela down the aisle. Love you and miss you so much.

 

Frieda Green posted on 6/23/21

Debbie & family, So sorry for your loss.

 

Lindsey Helm posted on 6/22/21

I am so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. It was such a joy to see him in the morning and at the end of the day when I would sub at Dubois! Sending prayers up for all of you!

 

Mike Zimmers posted on 6/22/21

I am so sorry to learn of Robert's passing. My condolences to your family. He was a good man that I got to know over the years at many School District sporting events. I will miss seeing him at Barnes & Noble. May he rest in peace.

 

Mary Reid and Kristin posted on 6/22/21

Dear Edge Family, Kristin and I are so very sorry to hear of Jared's passing. Kristin was involved with Braveheart Therapeutic Riding with Jared, and the baseball Challenger league; Jared always had his beautiful smile, that touched everyone's hearts. We last last him at the Festival of Trees in 2019, and spoke to him and Georgia. God has gained a very special young man in Heaven, and we offer our sympathy to All of the Edge Family.

 

Cathy Meyer posted on 6/22/21

We are very saddened to hear this about Michael. He was such a sweet soul, kind to all the kids at Dubois. My daughter would always give him fist bumps as she walked across the street and made sure to give him gifts throughout the year. On the last day of school he and I chatted about how this was my daughters last day, as she would be moving up to middle school next year. He told her he would miss seeing her. When I told my daughter the news, you could tell she was shaken by it. Rest easy Michael, you will be missed dearly.

 

 

J8m Cribbett posted on 6/22/21

Deb & family. What a shock to learn of Michael’s passing. I remember him very well, as well as you. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Pattie Shidler posted on 6/21/21

Prayers and condolences from your trailer family at Kruz Inc and Ravens Sales.

 

Jodi and George Bonnett posted on 6/21/21

Jodi and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. We are out town but our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

 

Chris Taylor posted on 6/21/21

Cindy, my Mom (Ginger) and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of you mother. She was a wonderful, giving lady. Out thoughts and prayers are with your family.

 

Liviana Gregoris posted on 6/21/21

We always looked forward to Angela, Uncle Bill and Aunt Nellie's visits when they drove up to see us in Sudbury and then Toronto, Canada. Even though Zia Antonietta & Zio Frank didn't speak much English at first and Aunt Nellie definitely didn't understand Furlan, there was never a communication problem. The two moms were both wonderful cooks sharing family favourites like yummy gnocchi, lasagna, polenta and Aunt Nellie's delicious turkey stuffing, cheesecake and all kinds of salads, one with the addition of non-Italian mini marshmallows! When we visited Springfield I was in awe of my older cousin who could drive us to the movies, for ice cream and to rub Abraham Lincoln's shiny nose which was sure to bring us some good luck! I'll miss exchanging birthday greetings with you every August and I'll be thinking of you this year as you would have celebrated your milestone birthday with all of your friends! Angela you, Uncle Bill & Aunt Nellie will always be in our hearts ♥️

 

Buzz Barton posted on 6/21/21

She was a Angle ,so sorry for your loss...heaven gained a Angle

 

Mary Johnson (Maryannette Hill) posted on 6/20/21

I miss you so much my father

 

Mary Johnson (Maryannette Hill) posted on 6/20/21

I miss you so much my biological father. I wish I could’ve met you before passing

 

Meaghan Calcari Campbell posted on 6/19/21

I'm sending so much love to Rachel and her beautiful daughters - may her memory be a blessing. Rachel and I really got to know each other in 8th grade and through high school. We had adventures around Staunton! Playing soccer together and going out. Into adulthood, she was always so supportive and caring, encouraging me to keep going when I had health struggles. I'm thinking of the whole family and sending love.

 

 

Robert V. Menichino posted on 6/19/21

Family is the strongest value upon times as this…keep the communications of those grand memories together!

 

Hank & Susan Cronister posted on 6/18/21

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your loved one. May you look to our Lord for strength and comfort as you grieve the loss of your precious loved one. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in your lives. Rev. 21:4

 

David R. Miller posted on 6/18/21

Dorothy’s cheerful, can-do attitude, and her willingness to say whatever she thought to anyone at the office, helped elevate work for me from a job to an enjoyable experience. Her retirement definitely left a void—although I am happy that she had many years afterward. She is among the people I hope to meet again in the next life.

 

Nancy Ellerman posted on 6/18/21

I'm so sorry Cindy, I remember after church Mom Grandpa Brown you and I going to eat burgers fries and apple pie at a fast food joint in Spfld and your long driveway up the hill. I hope life has treates you well friend, Nancy Hicks

 

 

Geovani posted on 6/18/21

Sorry for your loss. May you be filled with brighter days ahead.

 

 

Doris Chambers posted on 6/17/21

God rest her soul

 

Doris Chambers posted on 6/17/21

I was hired by her. She told me I impressed her immediately God rest her soul.

 

Bev Provines posted on 6/17/21

I am so sorry to learn of Robert's passing and I send my sincere condolences to his family and friends. He wrote several articles about my children's athletic endeavors as well as about their school teams. I enjoyed some back and forth e-mails with him - he was always polite and respectful and we appreciated his excellent writing. He will be remembered.

 

 

kathy squires posted on 6/17/21

i remember Robert from High school, sorry for your loss

 

Steve and Lisa Claytor posted on 6/17/21

We are sending our deepest sympathy for the loss of Rachel to her children, her family and friends. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

Dawne Eldridge posted on 6/17/21

Thinking of your family during this difficult time. A true example of a loving and kind human whose legacy of love will always be a part of many.

 

3C ICU Nurses posted on 6/17/21

Our heartfelt condolences for your tremendous loss. We are keeping Rachel and all of her loved ones in our thoughts.

 

Donna Long posted on 6/17/21

Such a nice man and great sense of humor. Godspeed!

 

 

Erika and Mike Scott posted on 6/17/21

She was an inspiration and role model to many people. She always gave great advice and boy was her laugh contagious. The family is in our prayers.

 

susan minder posted on 6/17/21

Sure enjoyed knowing Mr. Duffy. What a nice guy! God Bless you all.

 

Jayne Epperson posted on 6/16/21

Bonnie I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. It was such a fun time sitting with you and Bill at Ace Hardware eating our hot dogs. You are in my thoughts.

 

Rick Easley posted on 6/16/21

I, also, was privileged to have known Bob through work and being around him did make one feel good -- as Dave noted. A very kind man with a quick smile and happy laugh and will be missed by all who knew him. My heartfelt condolences to your family during this sorrow filled time.

 

John Day posted on 6/16/21

My fondest memory of Dorothy was when she would borrow my sons to take them to the State Fair for an entire day of rides, food, and fun. She paid for everything, never said a”no”, and claimed she enjoyed it more than the boys. And I think she did.

 

Cheryl and Scott Klaus posted on 6/16/21

So very sorry for Rachel's passing. Thoughts and prayers for her daughters, family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. ❤❤❤

 

Kim Cody Draper posted on 6/16/21

Our hearts are heavy but you are in a better place now, Uncle Bill. Our lives will never be the same without you. I will always remember your humor, the way you make us all smile and the wonderful cousins you blessed me with. Sending prayers of strength to our entire family. <3

 

Angie posted on 6/16/21

Uncle Bill was such a sweetheart! In true Duffy fashion was always joking and making people feel good. My fondest memory is my 8th grade graduation, Uncle Bill found out I was going to go to Six Flags and reached in his pocket and pulled out a $20 bill, in 1976 that was big! He knew my mom struggled to get by and I know he helped everyone this way! A good soul. God Bless my aunt Bonnie, and all the kids ❤️

 

Bill Roesch posted on 6/16/21

I will always remember laughing with Jo and her family and having so much fun. What a wonderful lady. I will always cherish so many memories. Prayers of comfort to her family.

 

Misty Johnson posted on 6/16/21

My deepest sympathies to The Streeb family. Rachel and I had many great times together growing up and was always a very special friend to me. She will be missed by so many! Until we meet again, sweet Angel! Love u!

 

Amy Rizzi posted on 6/16/21

My very deepest sympathy goes to the twins and Rachel’s family. She was a dear classmate that I was happy to stay in touch with via Facebook over the years. Her beautiful, caring soul who will live forever in her girls. Continued prayers for all those mourning her loss during this very difficult time.

 

Dave Kane posted on 6/16/21

Being around Robert made you feel good. I was fortunate to work with him for a number of years. I hope your family finds the strength to continue through life despite this heavy loss.

 

Gina Lascody posted on 6/16/21

Mae was a strong lady! I have often thought about her since she left SIU Family Medicine. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

 

Jana Cappellin posted on 6/15/21

I'll miss you at Barnes and Nobles. Rest in peace.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 6/15/21

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Rachel was a true treasure, inspiration, and joy. As the Life Skills’ music teacher, I was so fortunate getting to know her, share happiness, and working with her as a role model for everyone. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Kevin O'Dea posted on 6/15/21

Condolences from all of us at Neuhoff Media Springfield. RIP, Burnsy....

 

 

Jan Chorn posted on 6/15/21

I’ll miss talking to you, my old friend.

 

Carol Sims posted on 6/15/21

I am truly sorry to read of Bob's passing. He was an excellent sports writer. He was easy to talk to while always being very professional. I coached for years and was always pleased to give Bob an interview. He even came to my classroom as a "celebrity reader". I had talked to him recently at Barnes & Noble. My deepest condolences to his family. He was truly a good guy!

 

Michael Egan posted on 6/15/21

My condolences to all of you who are members of Bill's family. I am a second cousin-- my dad was Joe Egan, first cousin to Tom and old Bill Duffy. I met Bill when he did the sewer work on our spec houses in Knox Knolls in the mid 1980s. The Duffys and Egans were very close during the mid 1900s and I heard lots of stories of their lives, including the beginnings of Tom's sewer work which he did with a shovel. They dug the sewer on Dad's first house in 1950. My respects to all Duffys, now distant relatives.

 

Allegra Curry posted on 6/15/21

So sorry for your loss. God bless and comfort Bonnie and family.

 

Dick & Jeannette Beeler posted on 6/15/21

Sorry for your loss our prayers are with you and family

 

 

Ruth K Holmes posted on 6/15/21

The entire Cody/Duffy Families so sorry for your loss

 

 

Charlie Brown posted on 6/15/21

Bonnie, Ashton and family you have my deepest sympathy. The Hardee’s bunch will miss Bill’s friendly face and his many stories.

 

Nita Bell posted on 6/14/21

My sympathy, Bonnie. The Lord bless you with strength and comfort

 

Krista A Brinkley posted on 6/12/21

I love u mommy I wish u was here u are the best mommy u gave birth to 16 of us and took care of us u are 1 amazing angel

 

Terry & Vicki Grigsby posted on 6/12/21

Steve, Georgia and family, so sad to hear this news. I know he will be deeply missed and was so special to you all.

 

Deanna (Bounds) Marada-Becker posted on 6/12/21

I had the honor of being Jared's Individual Aide for 9 wonderful and entertaining years. Starting at Rochester Elementary 3rd grade, MS, and JH. Then Williamsville HS for his first 3 years. He was always so happy, kind and loving. He loved singing "School Bus Kareoke" wherever we went. I am a better person and mother for having been part of Jared's earlier life! Run, sing and ride with Jesus my dear Jared! Praying for The Edge Family (Steve, Georgia, Derek and Erica)

 

Lynne Harbin posted on 6/12/21

I am happy to have been given the privilege to know Jared at WHS. He could bring a smile to so many. And, I so enjoyed his visits to my restaurant with all of you. He will be missed. Thinking of and praying for all his family.

 

Julie Zara posted on 6/12/21

So sorry to learn of Jared's passing. I enjoyed having him as a student at WHS. He had a great sense of humor and always had a smile on his face.

 

Trudy Jones posted on 6/11/21

Georgia, Steve, Derek, and Erica; Please know that I share in your sorrow. I remember Jared when you all came to Derek's Boy Scout activities and when we would see each other at the IGA store. I am praying that God comforts you in knowing that Jared is in goods hands.

 

 

James F. Cribbett Jr. posted on 6/11/21

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew your mother and father very well, your father, Tubby, escorted my first Wife, Sara Cribbett, to the cemetery on his police motorcycle in 1968. Him and my father, James Cribbett Sr. were good friends. My father owned the Tip Top Package Shop and I remember some great New Year Eve parties at the store. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Armin (Tom) Groesch posted on 6/11/21

Knew Tom back in the day,did not know he served about the same time, 15 miles from me in the Nam.Reconnected with him about ten years of so ago,Tom even while sick helped me with some stuff I was dealing with from that time.He did all this while he was suffering.He taught me a lot about life and myself,as I told him,he is/was, one of the heroes I met who had cancer.Tom was the epitome of dignity and class, as I said the last time we hooked up,I will see you soon my brother in Christ.

 

Alice Lasswell and family posted on 6/11/21

I will always remember Jared’s smiles. Prayers in your time of sorrow.

 

 

Bill and Joyce Bradshaw posted on 6/10/21

We have far too many memories to fill this space. I think we covered the important ones in our Honor Flight letters. From removing skunks in Miles City to traveling down the Mississippi in a John boat. As we said before it was a wild ride knowing Tom and we are so grateful we got to go along for the ride. Looking forward to seeing him again when we all make it to Heaven. Love you Magro Family.

 

Larry and Ruth Lipka posted on 6/10/21

Praying for you in your loss. May you find comfort in the Lord!!

 

Trisha Lind posted on 6/10/21

My thoughts and prayers are with the Magro family.

 

Sue mcnaught posted on 6/10/21

Always loved this guy. We had many good times and laughs with him and Lorraine. Hugs and love to you Lorraine and f Ily

 

Misty Clapp posted on 6/10/21

I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers during this difficult time.

 

Kenneth and Elaine Burke posted on 6/10/21

Praying that The Lord will comfort you

 

Kenneth and Elaine Burke posted on 6/10/21

We were sorry to hear of your loss of Jared, Edge family. Praying for you all that The Lord will comfort you at this time.

 

Virginia Robin (Benbow) Sparrow posted on 6/10/21

I am Virginia Warren’s daughter, Robin. I remember Aunt Sr Mellitine from when I was a young girl visiting Aunt Clara’s home in Ferdinand. I thought Aunt Sr Mellitine was so cool because we’d go out in the fields there and play baseball with her. I thought she was such a sweet lady. As a young adult I only saw her once, but I was always proud of her and what she chose to do with her life.

 

Larry & Linda Blum posted on 6/10/21

Steve, Georgia & family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

 

Karen Hoffek posted on 6/10/21

Jared always had a smile. I will never forget hs excitement when he played in the band. He loved the kids and the music. Prayers to all of Jared’s family. He was so blessed to have such wonderful parents and siblings.

 

Debbie and Bill Herter posted on 6/9/21

Ellyn and Gayla I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Evelyn. My heart goes out to you.

 

Libby Letterly posted on 6/9/21

I loved getting to know Jared when he was in high school and visiting with him when hecame into the library and, later, when we ran into each other. You are right — he sure did ihave an impact on so many. Rest in peace, Jared. I know now your body is whole to match your bright mind and heart.

 

Lois posted on 6/9/21

I wanted to tell you how Jared has touched my heart very deeply. Your family has also made an impact on my heart. Just seeing how you all love each other and take such great care of Jared. Mostly I lived when he sang in church. It brought tears to my eyes, tears of joy!

 

Debbie Beatty posted on 6/9/21

Jared had such a sweet spirit and he loved to tease, as well as being teased. He loved music and I enjoyed when he sang with all his heart. Jared you will be missed but I know we will see each other again.

 

Michael Duewer posted on 6/9/21

I only knew Jared after starting atteending Springfield Bible Church. I loved that he loved to sing praises and worship our Lord. He brought joy to my heart.

 

Kay Tuttle posted on 6/9/21

So very sorry for your loss.

 

Thomas Blackburn posted on 6/9/21

My Heart is with you in these Times of Remembrance of the All the Goodness that Radiated from Ruthie's Soul. I will miss Her Greatly. One of My Favorite Thoughts in a Time of Passing : " Never Say Good Bye, because saying Good Bye means Going Away and Going Way means Forgetting." - Peter Pan Ruthie you have made your mark upon this World and will not be Forgotten by Many. God Bless You for coming to this Earth.

 

Tom M Knox posted on 6/9/21

I knew Jared his entire life and saw how loved, cherished he was to Steve ,Georgia , Derek and Erika as well as his grandparents. The sweetest spirit who loved to sing. We are very confidant that we will see him again in his glorified body.

 

Shirley Polk posted on 6/9/21

So sorry for your loss. I so enjoyed being Jared’s aide for a few years.

 

Sr. Mary Shaw posted on 6/8/21

Dear JoEllyn and family and extended family, let me offer my sincere condolences upon the death of your dear Mother. May she Rest in Eternal Peace and God be your source of consolation. My assurance of prayer at this bitter sweet but saced time. S. Mary Shaw, ASC, D.Min

 

Christopher posted on 6/8/21

Well Pops, today has been one of those days where I could have used that humor of yours calling physicians, "Dr. Quack" and squawking like a duck. Luckily I could hear it in my heart. I miss you so much and wish I could go back in time to before your departure and cherish the time we had together more. I love you and keep my head high for you. When I realize I am looking down at the ground, I hear your voice and pay attention to life, I don't want to miss out. I have you in my heart until me meet again.

 

Fred Herr posted on 6/7/21

So sorry for your loss of your mother, Ellyn. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Meg Perrine posted on 6/7/21

My heartfelt sympathy to all of you on the loss of your mother/grandmother. May she rest in peace.

 

 

Mary Lou Estill posted on 6/6/21

Tahinking of all family at this time.

 

 

Renee Lorton posted on 6/5/21

Remembering Uncle Pat today. Love to all.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 6/5/21

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Ruthie was a true treasure and inspiration. She added joy and blessings to others in all she did each day. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Mary Pat Forkin Arthur posted on 6/5/21

Ann Walsh thank you for that memory. It has been a long time since I heard anyone call my dad “junie” ( nickname for junior) My grandmother called him Junie all the time and sometimes I heard it from his sisters. I hope many more will share a memory for our family. Dad loved the Walsh and Brady families. God bless you.

 

Janet Wells posted on 6/4/21

What a beautiful picture of Paula that you chose for her obituary, very nice. I was trained by Paula when I went to work for MorphoTrust. She was a friend to me, inviting me to her home a few times. I know how much she loved those cute little doggies, Selah & Ethan. I hope that she has found a life in death that brings her love beyond all telling. I appreciated her friendship. She gave me a pretty Vera Bradley Clutch when I retired. I still have it in my purse and I’m reminded of Paula’s generosity. She endured life’s challenges with determination. God bless you, her family, Wendy & Robert. She was special to me.

 

Ann Mary Walsh Moore posted on 6/4/21

My dad, James Walsh, was Junie’s godfather, and cherished this honor. He loved Patrick and his entire family, and was so proud of him. Because I lived far away from Springfield I did not have the opportunity to meet Patrick much, but the times I did he was always so welcoming and open hearted. He cared so much for his extended family. Above All, he loved his family. God bless your family in this time of sorrow.

 

David & Bobbie Martin posted on 6/3/21

I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a great man and raised a great family! Thinking of you all during this tough time!

 

 

The Novi Family posted on 6/3/21

Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Our deepest condolences for the loss of your dear father and beautiful soul

 

Norman posted on 6/3/21

I miss you everyday and I think about you every day. I miss talking to you. I love you more than anything. You were a great grandmother to me.

 

John & Kathleen Forkin posted on 6/2/21

Sending our sincere condolences to all our Forkin family on the passing of our cousin Patrick’s. we have had many memories of the visits to here in Ireland. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. God Bless

 

John & Kerry Williams posted on 6/2/21

So sorry for your loss, Pat is an amazing guy and I always enjoyed our conversations. He always took the time to ask about how all the kids are doing and is a wonderful person who will be missed.

 

Andrew E Kaelin posted on 6/2/21

I have many great memories of Papa. He did a lot of cool things for/with his grandchildren. But my favorite was digging for worms and then heading across the street to go fishing. Lauren and I with our cane poles, fishing for bluegill and sunfish. We would string them up and bring them back to Nana's back porch. It was always summer and hot! Papa would teach us how to scale and filet the fish. The smell of tomato plants permeated the heat. Then we would fry them up. He made it fun and special. I love you Papa and I am proud to be your grandson. Rest in peace.

 

Armand Prosperini posted on 6/2/21

Kathy and Joe, I am sorry for the loss of your brother and brother in law.

 

 

Mary Evelyn Coady posted on 6/2/21

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing! She lived a good life and I know she is on heaven with her husband and son Patrick

 

Michael Stannard posted on 6/2/21

Mrs. Forkin, Pat, Sean, Michelle & Forkins: I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your Husband and Dad. He was a great guy and a one if a kind. He always had a kind word for me anytime I saw him. You are in my prayers and I will also pray for the repose of his soul and the souls of all of the faithfully departed including Chris and Kathy. May the Perpetual Light shine upon him through the Mercy of God. May God’s Love and Mercy support and console you.

 

Christopher D Small posted on 6/1/21

I served with Larry in the 183rd and worked with him at IDOT. I am sorry for your loss. He was a great man. God Bless You and Your Family Larry! You will be missed! Salute!

 

John Renken posted on 6/1/21

My prayers are with you as God calls this wonderful woman to her eternal home.

 

Molly Risse posted on 5/31/21

Anna May always had such a beautiful smile. I used to love it when Larry Dale would give her a hard time. The two of them would go round and round. In the end, they would both just start laughing. She loved her family very much. She will be missed. God Bless the Bilyeu Family

 

Kim Muir posted on 5/31/21

I’m so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing! I have fond memories of Chris and will cherish them. My prayers go out to his boys and family! I hope the memories you have will help comfort you now and the coming days! Love, Aunt Kim

 

Sheryl Wanless Bede posted on 5/31/21

Brett was my classmate from 3rd grade through 5th grade. I moved so much that I lost contact with him. I live in Indiana now but another classmate Mary Barlow still lives in Springfield. So very sorry to hear he had passed before we could meet again. He was such a cool guy in our class. Prayers for you and the family. ❤️❤️

 

JOANN TERRAZAS posted on 5/31/21

BOB . so sorry for your lost. you and your family are in my prayers

 

 

Scarlett (Maxey) Dunham posted on 5/31/21

I'm so sorry to read about Chris's passing. We grew up together on 2nd street in Pawnee. I have several great memories of that. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

 

Barbara L Rebbe posted on 5/31/21

My thoughts and prayers are with Marian and her family. So sorry for your loss.

 

Tina Wise posted on 5/30/21

I will miss you my dear old neighborhood friend. So many great memories. Condolences to all the family I’m truly sorry

 

Randy Jackson posted on 5/30/21

So sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Worked with Larry at IDOT and saw him at many farm auctions. My condolences to the family.

 

Tom & Becky Madison posted on 5/30/21

We’re so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. God bless all of you.

 

 

Jaime Marcano posted on 5/30/21

All my love and the love of our boy’s we send to heaven. Fly high our Angel.

 

RoseAnne Fry posted on 5/29/21

So sorry for your loss

 

Emma J. Berry posted on 5/29/21

Was on the internet and found that sweet Leila had passed so years ago. She is related to my husband Scott M. Berry. Her father William Martin Berry was my husbands Grandfather, who's first wife Grace Deatherage had my husband father Keith Martin. We visited Leila in I believe 2000. What an amazing woman she was....So sorry to see notice of her passing.

 

Patt Brown posted on 5/29/21

My sincere condolences to her family.Louise & John are together again.Also welcoming her is Ruth,best friends for so many years.What a reunion they must be having!Faithful servants,such a legacy of kindness & faith.I loved Louise.

 

Lori Beckman posted on 5/29/21

It hard to focus on my feelings let alone words I want to say. I love and miss you so much... No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye; you were gone before we knew it and only God know why ~anonymous An Eternal Memory Of A Much Loved Son This is for someone wonderful as loved as one could be For you were everything in life you meant the world you see And sometime life can be unkind when hearts are torn in two But nothing ever could compare to the pain of losing you But all the love you left behind, forever will live on And so until we meet again, rest peacefully my dear Son ~ anonymous

 

WILLIAM F BROCKSCHMIDT posted on 5/29/21

Dear Chris and family, We just found out about your father's passing were blessed to have known him. Joanne, Aaron and I extend our prayers and well wishes to you and your family.I think of you often as I work on the house and garage and wonder how we did it all while watching Aaron and tending a business. Please come see us when you are in town.

 

Janet Pierce posted on 5/28/21

I am sorry for your loss. Words can’t express the sorrow of losing a loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you greatly.

 

Stephanie Stanley posted on 5/28/21

He was a awesome person to hang around. I knew Timmy since I was a child. Always loved to tell jokes. Love you like a big brother.

 

Kendra Paoni posted on 5/28/21

Going to Happy Daze won't be the same!!! He was a lot of fun and will be greatly missed. Prayers for family. Don and Kendra Paoni

 

Lisa Needham posted on 5/28/21

Amazing man. Prayers to the family

 

Joe and Amy Bianco posted on 5/28/21

Our thoughts and prayers go out to joe’s family for their loss.

 

William posted on 5/27/21

I knew you for a short 8 yrs. You were always cool to me. Laura and the rest of the family I'm sorry for your loss.

 

Sierra posted on 5/27/21

He was the best part of going to Happy Daze, always knew how to help and was a blast to talk to. He will be missed so much.

 

Dana Clinard posted on 5/27/21

I'm so incredibly sorry to hear of Brett's passing. My condolences to You & your family, John.

 

Donna posted on 5/27/21

Tim was my neighbor for close to 44 years. He will be missed.

 

ralph ansd jayne goodwin posted on 5/27/21

So sorry to hear about Brett's passing. May God give you comfort

 

Corry "Rowden" Blose posted on 5/27/21

Sheila I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. You will be in my thoughts and prayers

 

Shannon Hughes posted on 5/27/21

I know I haven’t seen him since 2019 but it’s still hard to lose a young brother in law. You will be missed by many, Timmy.

 

Joe Stannard posted on 5/27/21

Jan was a character who made me laugh often. She’ll have The Almighty in hysterics.

 

 

Mary Jean Mohr Noll posted on 5/26/21

Sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin. No one told our family... special memories growing up!

 

Jeff Meier posted on 5/26/21

Brett was one of my best friends and he will be missed everyday by myself and everyone who ever knew him. God Speed brother until we meet again.

 

 

FAYE GEIST posted on 5/26/21

With deepest sympathy

 

Kathleen Flesch Crawford posted on 5/26/21

Merrie, I just became aware of this and want to express my condolences at the loss of your mother, I know how much she meant to you.

 

Pat and Dave Titone posted on 5/26/21

We are so sad for all of you. Keep her songs in your hearts.

 

 

Margaret Gust posted on 5/26/21

I was a year behind Angela at St. Agnes and at SHA, but I remember her as a considerate, happy girl who always had a smile and a greeting for everyone. No doubt St. Peter skipped to the gate to open it for her lovely soul.

 

Terri maze Soller posted on 5/26/21

I’m so sorry for your loss. Janice was a lovely person and a great pinochle partner!

 

Ted n Dee posted on 5/25/21

So sorry for the loss of Grandma Pat, she was a spit fire when she wanted to be, going to miss her. Love and prayers to all from Ted N Dee Dee

 

Krystie Wilson posted on 5/25/21

I just found this out , and I’m so very sorry to Tony , and all Joe’s family !!! He was always such a great person , and friend , and I never saw him without a smile !! Heaven gained another Angel ! Prayers for his family, and friends !!

 

 

Rick Aherin posted on 5/25/21

RIP Brother. You’ve been a great friend over all these years. You will be missed. I’ve got a ton of fun memories of hanging with you. Teri,Tony and family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. Joe was a Great Guy! With deepest sympathy.

 

 

Toni McKee posted on 5/25/21

Toni McKee

 

Nancy G Easum posted on 5/25/21

I am so very sorry to read of Cheryl's death. We worked together at SOS and remained good friends. She loved her kitties very much. We enjoyed attending shows and concerts. She always got the best tickets! I will miss you my friend. Fly high my friend until I see you again in heaven.

 

Kathy (Franz) Ferguson posted on 5/23/21

So sorry to learn of Cheryl's passing! We grew up together on South College from the sixth grade. I have such special memories that I will always cherish and the friendship we had!! We are praying for all of Cheryl's family and friends.

 

Mark Saccaro posted on 5/23/21

Aunt Wanda I'm so sorry. I love you and my heart sorrows for you. Tony I love you, and I know that this is devastating you. I've seen close brothers be separated by a death first hand. Teri my dear Teri, I have only love and empathy for you. You're a special person honey and I love you. Joe was a great person to know and have as a family member. We had many good times together and I will never forget, as everyone has said, your smile and happiness. You always lit up the room when you walked in, and you will light the way for us all when we come to the table to be with you once again with our fathers and family members who have passed. I love you Joe, my "cuz", and will sadly miss talking to you in texts, and just being around you. We're all better people to have known you.

 

Aunt Marcia Gaskill and Jim posted on 5/23/21

I'm so saddened by the death of my niece. We always enjoyed our monthly lunch dates, shopping and just getting together looking at pictures and sharing family memories. Chere loved her third cousin Alaina and loved shopping for her. She also loved making her jewelry and sharing it with family. We will all miss her so much!

 

Aunt Joyce Swigart posted on 5/23/21

So saddened by my nieces passing. She was the youngest child of my sister Shirley and we shared many happy as well as sad times together. She will always be remembered with fond memories of the times that we shared.

 

Robert Baughman posted on 5/22/21

Played a lot of horse shoes with John over the years rest in peace my friend thoughts and prayers to the family

 

Pat Becky(Parisotto)Williams posted on 5/22/21

Many great fun Memories of ole with this sweet man! See you again Pison!

 

Becky Parisotto posted on 5/22/21

Many good memories of old with a sweetheart! Will see you again Pison! Pat and Becky (

 

Mark & Kim Roth posted on 5/22/21

I met Joe a very long time ago through my wife Kim, (Wilkin) Roth before we got married. He was friends with my cousin Scott Marx. Always enjoyed talking to him when I bumped in to him. What a great guy. I know he will be greatly missed. Our condolences. RIP Joe

 

Fulvia della Schiava posted on 5/22/21

Angela was my 1st cousin. She made several trips up to Canada with her parents to visit numerous relatives here. Uncle Bill (my father's brother) and Aunt Nellie were always welcome here and we so looked forward to Angela being with us. She loved scary movies and I think I spend most of my childhood with my head buried in a pillow during her visits because I was so frightened. She was also a big fan of Elvis Presley and welcomed any opportunity to see his most recent film. Dear Angela, we're so sorry that you have gone. We will miss you.

 

Stephanie Walters posted on 5/22/21

I only met you once, but you became family. Thank you for your generosity for hosting my Grandmother’s funeral reception at Stockyard. Your warmth, generosity, and light truly moved me. I am so saddened to learn of your too early passing. Sending love and peace to your family. The world will certainly miss you.

 

 

Angie Miller posted on 5/22/21

You made the best smoked ribs & apple pie shots EVER! You will be missed! So long sweet man & may God Speed. Nikki & Grant, I am sending all my love & support to you & yours!

 

Rhonda Herndon Kennedy posted on 5/21/21

So sorry to hear of Joe's passing! Condolences to his family. Even though I haven't seen him in years I will always have fond memories of him.

 

Marion Richter posted on 5/21/21

Wanda, I am so sorry for your loss. May time ease your sorrow and many fond memories of Joe comfort you.

 

Tony posted on 5/21/21

My brother, my best friend!!! I love you Broseph

 

LeAnne Howse posted on 5/21/21

Teri, I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Hank & Susan Cronister posted on 5/21/21

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your precious mother. May you look to the Lord for strength and comfort as you grieve the loss of your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of deep sorrow. Rev. 21:4

 

CHATTI posted on 5/21/21

My heart goes out to the family. Will miss that great smile and loving person

 

Bill and Janet Whitmer posted on 5/21/21

We will always see Joe with that smile on his face! We just loved him! He will be missed so much in our family. Bill and Janet Whitmer

 

 

Sara Kay Ruebling posted on 5/21/21

I can’t even find the words to describe the sadness I feel. So Blessed to have known such a great friend. Will sure miss you. RIP JOE

 

 

Jan & Dave Massey posted on 5/21/21

We appreciate your hard working organizing the stroke dinners. You always had a smile on your face and a kind word. We will miss you !

 

Alberto e fam. posted on 5/21/21

A sweet thought for dear Angela from distant cousins ​​of San Lorenzo-Friuli-Italy. Unfortunately we never met in person, but in any case you will always remain in our memories together with uncle Guglielmo and aunt Nelli. Ciao Angela

 

 

Sandy Best posted on 5/21/21

Rest easy Joe! You were a great friend!

 

William & Cheryl Bellot posted on 5/20/21

I first met Mrs. Staab when she sat across from me at a parent-teacher conference for P.J.II at Griffin High School. She was a truly concerned parent checking on her son. Fortunately she had nothing to worry about as she was an exemplary parent with a wonderful student. I came to know her even better as I had the privilege of having Mark as a student also. I always enjoyed our encounters, her smile and cooperation.

 

John Diefenback posted on 5/20/21

I am sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if I can do anything for you or your family.

 

JUDI WILKOVICH posted on 5/20/21

I will always remember your kindness and joy for life! Your Wonderful Loving Family is your Legacy - - Rest Peacefully

 

 

Janis Krieger posted on 5/20/21

Tom and Darrell and family, So sorry to hear about your mother. I know she led a long and healthy life, but she will be greatly missed.

 

Linda Grimm posted on 5/20/21

When my husband and I first moved to Rochester, Marge was one of the first friends we met and we stayed great friends for more than 50 years. She was always ready to help, have fun, and just live life to the fullest. I will always remember her candle light Christmas open houses. She always was surprising, one day after she had moved to Springfield, ( she may have been in her seventies) I went to her house and she was up in one of her large trees with a chainsaw. I think I scolded her, but she just laughed like it was something she did all the time. What a wonderful person!

 

 

Helen Stahr posted on 5/20/21

Rest In Peace Earline.

 

Frederic Fliege posted on 5/20/21

Tom, Always hard to lose someone close, but the memories will last forever and will help you through this time.

 

Velma Lawson posted on 5/20/21

Velma Lawson

 

Lynne Stengel posted on 5/20/21

Angela was also belonged to the Dominican Laity. She was such a sweet person. May she Rest In Peace.

 

Melissa Schmittler posted on 5/20/21

Fond memories of such a hardworking, kind, compassionate lady that will be forever in our hearts. Prayers for her family and friends.

 

Sharon Brown-Adams posted on 5/20/21

I went to St. Agnes with Angela stayed connected with her thru the years. She had a gentle spirit and a laughed that will be misses

 

Mary Lou Bates posted on 5/19/21

Angela and I were friends all through high school. A very lovely gal. We only lived a block away from each other on Monroe Street. She will be sadly missed. Sending my sympathy to her family.

 

 

Letisha M Dunn posted on 5/19/21

Rip john you will be missed Love Dee Dee and Ray Ray

 

Barbara Kern posted on 5/19/21

Angela was a close neighbor of mine. When she was home bound I brought her communion. Lately she was always sitting in the back of church at St. Agnes for 4:30 Mass and always waved as I came into church. Will miss your smiling face Angela, God Rest Your Soul.

 

Nancy Fazzio posted on 5/19/21

Angela, we were always so close growing up, only 2 months apart. We were both creative and enjoyed our crafts. I just loved coming to your house, seeing Aunt Nellie and Uncle Bill. God bless you, you are in my prayers and thoughts.

 

 

Michael Havrilka posted on 5/19/21

Such great memories of Kelly when I was in training with her. Class of 83. She will be sadly missed.

 

Mary Adams posted on 5/19/21

Angela and I went to Saint Agnes and Sacred Heart Academy together. In later years we reconnected through St. Louise deMarrilac and the St. Agnes Breakfast Group. She was always a joy to be around. Rest in peace Angela.

 

 

Charlotte Dexheimer posted on 5/19/21

Angela, Your Presents At Red Hats will be missed Greatly! From Your Queen Mum Charlotte.

 

Jeaneene Hughes posted on 5/19/21

I hope you are having a endless glass of MCL ice tea and embracing Rodger and Larry.

 

Cathy Woody Creviston posted on 5/19/21

Dear Family, I knew Anna May way back in the 80’s, we worked together at Horace Mann. Anna May was a true gem! We had so much fun together at Horace Mann under Rose Harton, coworkers Jeaneene Gesell and Rita and many more! We were truly one big family with Anna May and Rita being our moms! We even met in St. Louis to see Vince Gill! Jeaneene and I were just talking about Anna May last week and I told her to check in with LuAnn to see how Anna May was doing! I know she will be greatly missed by anyone who knew her! She was a true doll! Condolences to the famiy❤️

 

Rita Nortrup posted on 5/19/21

Went to Grade School and High School w Angela. She always came to the Saturday morning St Agnes Breakfasts that were held 4-5 times a year. She also belonged to St Louise de Marillac Guild which met monthly and we always sat at the same table. Now she is at peace in the arms of our Lord and Savior

 

 

Ruth A Fitzsimmons posted on 5/18/21

Remember our laughs at Record Systems Inc. God has another angel.

 

Missy Crouch Smith posted on 5/18/21

To the Ferguson family, I am very sorry to hear about John’s passing. May the comfort of family and friends help you through this difficult time. I knew John through his brothers Dave and Tim as I worked for Dave at Angelo’s in Auburn for 8 years. With Sympathy, Missy Crouch-Smith

 

Barbara Eldridge posted on 5/18/21

Angela was a wonderful and caring friend. She will be missed.

 

Amma Malone Fanale posted on 5/18/21

So sorry for the loss of Myrna, she was a sweet person went to school at Johnston City she was senior and I was a freshman, Her brother Gerald and I were in the same class of 1954

 

Janifer Malson posted on 5/18/21

Angela was a good friend and I'll Miss her. Enjoyed her st Franklin Life and as part of our Stroke and Brain injury group and our we E Kly lunchions iss

 

Kathy Grimmett posted on 5/18/21

Lori, I know your mother only through Elissa. I know she was kind and caring and enjoyed having lots of kids in the basement where Elissa spent many hours laughing and having many long talks. My sincere condolences to you, Jeff and Cody.

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 5/18/21

To the family of Angela: you all will be in my thoughts and prayers. I remember Angela from The FRANKLIN. Such a happy and very friendly person. I was a Programmer/Analyst and remember doing some work for her and her department.

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 5/18/21

Vickie and family: I am so sorry for your loss. You all will be in my thoughts @nd prayers.

 

Marie posted on 5/18/21

Now you have Another Son that passed. It was so fun to meet you when Larry and I came to stay. Your Son Really Spoiled me over the years. We got together when ever we could. You would love my place now it is filled with Pictures of us all together. And Dale and you would of loved my new car Larry gave me for my birthday. He really didn't need to leave me with a life Insurance like that OMG. What was he thinking. Miss you all. Much Love.

 

Mark and Bretta Patterson posted on 5/18/21

What a wonderful woman and wonderful family. The Staab history of kindness, compassion, devotion and charity runs deep and remains strong. Springfield and its surrounding area would be less special without the Staab family. A matriarch has been lost but her legacy lives on. A page has turned but the book is still being written. Our sincerest condolences to all the Staabs' and extended family.

 

Jack and Ruth (Canaday) Seloover posted on 5/18/21

Will remember Myrna always as a very dear cousin. Deepest sympathy to all the family.

 

Mike Unthank posted on 5/17/21

Aunt Shirley I thank you for all the laughs, the love and the stories we have shared through the years. Even though you have gone on to be with our Heavenly Father, you will remain in our hearts forever.

 

Pamela S Schafer posted on 5/17/21

Aunt Shirley I love you dearly. Thank You for the 60 years that you loved and took care of me. You are my 2nd Mom and I always knew you was there for me. My entire life was filled with love and adventures and you were along for the entire Journey. I will miss you deeply. This is not goodbye this is until we see each other again in Heaven. And then there will be no more parting but FOREVER with our Heavenly Father and with our Loved Ones. Until then my dear Auntie sing with the Angels. You are free of this life's long journey. All my Love and Appreciation for what you've done for me my whole life. I Love You.. PO7 ❤❤❤

 

Sharon Downs posted on 5/17/21

I just learned from my son Dennis that Marge had passed away. She was a beautiful lady and I so enjoyed so much working with her at the GRR office. She was such a fun and caring person. So sorry for your loss and our prayers are with the family.

 

Steve Gutierrez posted on 5/16/21

Alan, I'm so sorry for your loss. I knew Karen from the past. She was in our band called "Friends". I know you recalled that part of her life. She was a dear person who could sing beautifully. She had a great smile and I have such good memories of her in the band As you might know Larry Jones past away some time back. Maybe they're up in heaven singing with the angels.

 

Lorette Arganbright posted on 5/16/21

Prayers of comfort to all who knew & loved sweet Kelly. May God’s strength lift you and give you strength as you remember her in the coming days.

 

Bev and Larry Smith posted on 5/16/21

Merl: Our condolences to you and all your family on Kelly's passing. May Christ's peace be yours in these times; may Kelly rest in peace in the arms of her loving Savior. You will all be in our prayers.

 

Dale Tegtman posted on 5/15/21

So sorry to hear about the loss of Jean, she was a sweet,kind lady who fed me many a good meal when I was at Staab Funeral Home. May she rest in peace.

 

Marie Bormida posted on 5/15/21

I was so sorry to hear of Margarie leaving this world . I met her being a visiting nurse at her home . I found her to be the most interesting , kind woman I knew . She would just be so happy when I would come to see her . She loved her family so much . Prayers tor her and her family. So glad to have met her .

 

Marie Bormida posted on 5/15/21

 

Brenda Hughes Marsengill posted on 5/15/21

Mark and David, I am sorry to learn about your mother’s death. Everyone who knew her realized she was a special lady. I appreciate all the time and love she gave to all the kids at Elliott over the years. I can still hear her laugh and I know she is rejoicing in Heaven. Prayers for all of your family. Brenda Hughes Marsengill

 

Howard Beagles and Family posted on 5/15/21

Keeping you family in prayer during this sad time. Your Mother was a very kind and very sweet lady. May the knowledge that she is now with your father in heaven, give you comfort.

 

Melissa Bullock posted on 5/15/21

Karen was one of the most compassionate people I have ever known. I'll Never forget the kindness she gave to me when I needed it the most. My deepest condolences to you Scott and Lori. Prayers to your entire family.

 

Sharon Patterson posted on 5/15/21

Deepest Condolences to the Staab family for your loss. May she rest in peace in God's hands.

 

 

Samantha Winch posted on 5/15/21

Love and miss you very much grandpa

 

Paula Lantz posted on 5/15/21

Paula -our sincerest condolences Mike & Paula Lantz

 

Jan Horton posted on 5/14/21

My condolences to the Aherin family. Read that Irene had passed away in the RSEA May Newsletter. She and I worked together at Illinois Emergency Mgt. Agy, and even after she retired, we always stayed in touch, many times having lunch around our Sept. birthdays. We last talked before Christmas, and I spent the winter in Florida. I will miss visiting her at her apt., hearing about her offspring, and reminiscing about mutual friends. She was a wonderful secretary and a person I admired and cared about.

 

Nancy Schrenk posted on 5/14/21

I just loved Sam. I went to daily Mass with for years. He always had a ready smile and a friendly greeting. He sure missed his wife when she died. Now we will truly miss him. Rest In Peace, Sam!

 

Ted Harvatin posted on 5/14/21

Sorry to hear about your loss PJ. But at least after 30 years she's back with your father.

 

Suella Knox posted on 5/14/21

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May God bring you comfort on the loss of your dear mother.

 

Nancy Poston posted on 5/14/21

Sending my heartfelt condolences to all of Jeans Family and all who loved her. She was a loving, kind and generous lady, and I cherish all my beautiful memories of her.

 

Tebrugge`s posted on 5/14/21

There is not a time in the Tebrugge`s life that Uncle Sam and Aunt Ida was not right there with us. They were Godparents to all 5 of us. Dad and Uncle Sam worked on antennas and at Pillsbury together. Our Mom and Aunt Ida was partners in crime. We was so blessed to have them in our life. The stories we could tell would fill a book. Uncle Sam is now with his Ida and I am sure Heaven will never be the same now that the 4 are back together.

 

Dale and Laura Lael posted on 5/14/21

Our sincere condolences to you Alan and all of your family. So sad to hear of Karen’s passing. She was such a great lady.

 

Tom Cavanagh posted on 5/14/21

To the Staab Family: We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences. Best Wishes to all. Tom Cavanagh & Diann Reed, Springfield

 

Grisela T posted on 5/14/21

Lynn...we are sadden by the passing of Greg. Prayers Grisela and Hector.

 

Brenda Albright posted on 5/14/21

Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers.

 

Karen Rees Kerber posted on 5/14/21

I have know Marjorie my entire life. Our youth group in the late 5o’s, would go to the Estrop farm and pick up ears of corn that was not harvested. Equipment back then left a lot in the fields. I believe we had a wiener roast afterwards. She was a very special person. A true Grieme! Her Mom and Dad were very special and wonderful like she. Keeping the entire family in my thoughts and prayers. Rest In Peace Marg!

 

James A. Skube posted on 5/14/21

We offer our sincere prayers and condolence, to the Staab family for Jean's passing! We are surely Blessed and honored to have had Jean in our family! Rest in peace, Jean!

 

Linn Dossett posted on 5/13/21

Alan, I would be extremely surprised if you remember me, but in 1970 and '71, I worked on the Psych ward at Memorial. I can vividly recall one night when Karen fronted a band as entertainment for the patients. What stands out in my mind was her beautiful rendition of a couple of popular songs of that time--500 Miles and Leaving on a Jet Plane. Still a great memory all these years later. Sorry for your loss.

 

Betty & Glen Rogers posted on 5/13/21

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Jean Staab. Jean and Catherine always stopped to chat with us every week at Mass at the Cathedral. We have missed seeing and chatting with both. Our condolences to the entire Staab Family. Rest in Peace Jean

 

 

Pam Cook posted on 5/13/21

My husband was the best thing that ever happened to me from day one when I was 15 years old and I am glad that we had the 25 years together that we had altogether and married for the last year I love you baby and I'll miss you forever

 

Marie and Bill Secker posted on 5/13/21

So sorry for the loss of your mom..she was a beautiful loving caring lady and always so friendly..our thoughts and prayers for all of you at this difficult time..May you always treasure the beautiful memories you have of her..God Bless all of you..

 

Sr. Jomary Trstensky posted on 5/13/21

When St. Al's Mass schedule dropped the time slot of Sam's daily Mass, he came to St. Francis Convent, sat among the Franciscan Sisters in their chapel, and made himself at home. We loved having him and his friend Len celebrate the Eucharist with us. He developed an attachment to some of our Sisters and joined us at public events here at our Motherhouse. Sam was a faithful and good man. May he now enjoy his eternity in heaven with Ida and his many friends.

 

Keith & Lisa Ayre posted on 5/13/21

So very sorry for your loss. We are praying that the Lord comforts your family so you all may have peace.

 

David H. Goebel posted on 5/13/21

Karen and I send our condolences to the entire Staab family. May her memory be an eternal blessing.

 

CharlesP Baumgardner posted on 5/13/21

Karen was one of those lucky kids, her parents put an above ground pool in the back yard over on S. Reed St. I can still remember walking to the pool with with my sister Brenda. When your 10 jumping in a pool was great, Thank you Karen may you rest in peace. Alan, you have my sincerest condolences. You are in our prayers. Margaret, Chuck

 

Rosanne Wiatrolik posted on 5/13/21

My condolences and prayers to all the Staab family members. May you celebrate the joys she shared with you throughout her life as Christ's hand draws her to himself.

 

Lynn Koskey posted on 5/13/21

To Karen's family: I went to high school with Karen. She was so sweet. I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in Heavenly Peace my friend.

 

Harry & Mary Anne Stirmell posted on 5/13/21

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

Tommy and Tracy Knox posted on 5/13/21

Great mom

 

Tommy and Tracy Knox posted on 5/13/21

To the entire Staab Clan; our sympathies are genuine .Tommy remembersyour mom picking you up at Cathedral in a funeral home vehicle. Her involvement at bazaars and chilling suppers was constant.You are blessed to be her lineage.

 

Wilma Heckenkamp & Tracey Adkins posted on 5/13/21

To PJ, Paul III & Dustin, and the entire Staab family - Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother/grandmother. We are so sorry for your loss and you are in our prayers.

 

Jean Wikowsky posted on 5/13/21

Sorry for your loss. Jean was a wonderful lady and nurse. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless you all.

 

Kathy and Michael LaCamera posted on 5/13/21

Suanne and family, so so sorry to hear of sweet Jeans passing. May God wrap his arms around you in this difficult time. Prayers for peace.

 

Alan Knuckey posted on 5/13/21

We are so sorry to hear of your loss and you have our deepest condolences. Jean’s spirit will live on forever and has touched so many during her time with us. May she rest in the arms of the Lord, Jesus.

 

Roger Jackson posted on 5/13/21

The first time I met Marge was 30 years ago as she answered the phone at the regional office when I was a new youth pastor. Our friendship began at that time and grew throughout the years. Marge was a very wise and spunky woman. I got to know her even better when we moved to Springfield and I was her pastor. I remember that she watched our boys a few times and they loved to go to Grandma Marges house as she would take them to her basement and they could take home any treasures they could find. Mark, I know you and your family have so many awesome memories of your mom. Thank you for sharing her with us. Marge, you are loved and will be truly missed.

 

Jennifer Sladek posted on 5/13/21

Grandma marge (she told all the kids at Elliott we were her grandkids) was always my favorite person, I always loved the spark she had and the love she had for everyone. When my mom got married she was thrilled to be there, she went and got a new dress (a beautiful pink nightgown she said was way too pretty to be slept in) and had her best jewelry, she was so lively...I miss her dearly

 

Nancy Cary posted on 5/13/21

So sorry for your loss of Mom. Such a wonderful,joyful, kind and generous spirit-filled being. Her twinkling eyes are closed but not forgotten. Love lives.

 

Jodi, Jason, Madi and Megan McMullan posted on 5/13/21

We are so sorry for your family's loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Lou Ann Mack posted on 5/13/21

Deepest sympathy to the Staab family on the loss of Jean. Her deep faith and love of family were inspiring. May she Rest In Peace. Please know of our thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Fraulein Tammy Kou posted on 5/13/21

My sincere condolences to her family, ive not known or met her personally but im very sure she was agreat lady, Rip maam...

 

Hans Gallas posted on 5/13/21

Though I'd known Marge for over 60 years going back to Sundays at Elliott Ave. Baptist, it was only through the magic of Facebook that we reconnected a few years ago - so glad we did. One of the main things I remember from Elliott were the Sundays when she sang her solos and her voce filled the sanctuary. Sincerest condolences to her family. Hans Gallas, San Francisco

 

Rose & Joann Lenn posted on 5/12/21

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you morn the loss of your dear mother. We will always remember Jean with that beautiful, sweet smile and for her many hours spent in prayer during holy hours at the Cathedral. She was so proud of her family.

 

Sue Mangiaracina posted on 5/12/21

Prayers sent to the Staab family on the recent death of Jean. May she rest in the peace of our Lord and Savior.

 

Susan Midden Weller posted on 5/12/21

My deepest sympathies; losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows the heart will feel. But Jean lives on in all of you.. may your memories and your faith guide you and help you find strength in this time of need.

 

Anne Staab Barber posted on 5/12/21

Staab cousins, I am so sorry for your loss. Jean was such a spunky person! The loving to cook for her family really ran deep in this Staab family. Prayers and hugs to you all.

 

Dave, Cheri and Kyleigh Harshaw posted on 5/12/21

To our friends, the Staab family, we send our thoughts and prayers to all of you. May your find peace and comfort in the way she lived her life and the virtues she taught and passed on to you.

 

Gena Walls posted on 5/12/21

Dear Paula and entire Staab family-Thinking of all of you during this difficult time! Sending prayers, love and hugs to each of you! Love, Gena Walls

 

Karl Wojcinski posted on 5/12/21

In 1998 my mortuary school (Carl Sandburg) got the privilege of visiting Staab Funeral Home. Very impressive; Sorry for your loss and may God bless The Stabb family

 

Jodie Edmonds posted on 5/12/21

We are so sorry for your loss. Jean was a wonderful lady. Thinking of all of you.

 

Kevin Cain posted on 5/12/21

Marge was like a second mom for me during a time I needed one. She helped me get though the awkward years & provided guidance and a good religious foundation. Loved her sense of humor and she could relate to everyone. She will be missed, but she deserves her place in heaven.

 

Houston and Johnnave Handley posted on 5/12/21

We did not Know Rita personally but her son Darrin is our son in law. We think very highly of him thanks to Rita’s upbringing.

 

 

Sheila Wortham posted on 5/12/21

I met Anna May when I first joined Horace Mann. I remember her as a kind lady who always had a smile on her face and something nice to say. May she rest in peace, and may God comfort her family.

 

Lori Ann McCabe posted on 5/12/21

Marge was a wonderful lady and I was blessed to know her. She will be greatly missed by so, so many.

 

Sally Jones posted on 5/12/21

Marge was a hoot!!!

 

Kim Bradbury posted on 5/11/21

Marge was such a beautiful soul. Bruce and I are going to miss her.

 

shashi shah posted on 5/11/21

Interaction with her left impression with to remember, nice human being, @ IEPA.

 

Mike & Darla Tolliver posted on 5/11/21

To the entire Bilyeu family: We are saddened to learn of your loss. It closes a generation. May family, friends & faith bring comfort...&...loving memories provide peace.

 

Becky Leneau posted on 5/11/21

Wendy and Robert ~ I send you my sincerest condolences for the loss of your mother (mother-in-law). She sounds like an amazing person and I can only guess that's where you get some of her wonderful traits. Hugs and prayers for you during this difficult time.

 

 

Alexis posted on 5/11/21

Shirley was one of the best people i’ve ever met. She was always so kind and was often pretty hilarious. I would take her garbage for her and see her every day. Nothing beat seeing her walk in the door with her arms full of groceries, and me running to the door to get it for her. Shirley Jo Tate, i miss you every single day and i hope you’re up there smiling down. I hope i am able to make you as proud and happy as you have made me. You are truly loved.

 

Brian L. Stapleton posted on 5/11/21

So sorry your your loss.

 

 

Edna Luckey-Vaughn posted on 5/11/21

Curran has lost a wonderful neighbor and friend to all.I miss seeing her sitting on her front porch enjoying visiting with everyone.You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Gina M Cihlar posted on 5/11/21

Im so sorry .We had alot of great memories when yas lived in Sawyerville. Big Hugs

 

Melissa "Missy" Killen Hamilton posted on 5/10/21

He was a great man! I have great childhood memories of spending family time together in Sawyerville. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. Hugs to the whole family.

 

C. Sue Warner posted on 5/10/21

I am so thankful to Staab's for making Shirley's obituary available on their website. I went to all the Sweet Adeline shows in Springfield and remember Shirley's sweet voice and I remember seeing her at Cathedral where she probably sang in the choir. I hope Shirley's family is not paying for the obituary in the Springfield SJ-R, since it was not Shirley's!!!

 

Kathy Moles posted on 5/10/21

Laura was a great mother wife and friend. Always greeted you with a smile. I love working with her at Nelson center and going to many concerts. I couldn’t of asked for a better friend. She will be missed. I am praying for all of her family to find peace

 

Donald Thompson aunt Marge’s son posted on 5/9/21

I remember going to aunt Claire’s house and hanging with Charlie

 

Donald Thompson aunt Marge’s son posted on 5/9/21

I remember going to Springfield and hanging with Charles .I will miss him. My condolences to the family

 

Sheila Presbrey posted on 5/9/21

All of us at Famous Salon wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Shirley's family. We were blessed to have been a part of her life for so many years. Fly high with the angels Shirley you will be missed! *Famous Salon Staff

 

April Smith posted on 5/9/21

Rita and Jim were lifelong friends and Godparents to Sharmin. We enjoyed their friendship and the many laughs over the years. It's tough to lose your mother and especially sad to see this on Mother's Day. Peace to you all in this difficult time. Much love, The Smiths Irv, April, Sharmin and Chip

 

Merrie posted on 5/8/21

I will love you forever

 

 

Linda De Hart posted on 5/8/21

Happy Mother’s Day in Heaven Mom . You left us on Mother’s Day 4 years ago , We still miss you today , soar with the Angels .

 

 

Jackie your sister posted on 5/8/21

I am thinking about you but then again I always am but today is particularly hard. I miss you and I know you're okay and I just wanted to tell you I love you

 

Donald P Gietl posted on 5/8/21

Cindy, very sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Don and Loy Gietl

 

Sally posted on 5/8/21

Laura was the best! She always had a smile and kind words. Laura touched so many lives and encouraged so many kids. She will be missed by so many people. I feel honored to call her my friend. #loveyaschemmer

 

WMae Vinegar posted on 5/8/21

Oh how I’m going to missed your morning calls,your voice of reasoning, your cheerful tone that always let me know I’m not alone. I Love you, I miss you and will not ever forget you. You I’ll continue to live through me❤️❤️

 

Stephen D. Anderson posted on 5/8/21

The Peoria Woodruff HS Warrior Nation mourns the loss of a fellow classmate and alumnus. The U. S. Army Nation also mourn his loss.

 

Tim and Donna Eike posted on 5/7/21

Dear Doug, Sydney, and Sam you have our deepest condolences. We will always remeber Laura’s smile and joyful laugh. Along with some great Lake memories shared with your family. Praying for you all. With Love Tim and Donna Eike

 

Tommy Malecki posted on 5/7/21

Dear Sam and Family: I am so sorry to hear about your mother, aunt, and sister. I know how much she met to you all. Please know I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Randall Buell Alexander posted on 5/7/21

Hey Doug it's Ramrod. Deepest sympathies regarding your loss.

 

 

Mueller family posted on 5/7/21

Schemmer, Hage and Connolly families, Psalms 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

 

 

Walter, Erica, Sean, Tali, Gia, Banana, Turbo posted on 5/7/21

We love you and miss you more than you will ever know!

 

Pam Cook posted on 5/6/21

Baby me and you have been through a lot for the last 40 years, we never stopped loving each other. Since you came back into my life, our love grew so much more and stronger than we ever thought possible. I love and miss you forever!!! Till I see you again

 

Tara Norris posted on 5/6/21

Offering my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Vicky during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Vicky at the IEPA and she was always very friendly and had a smile anytime I saw her.

 

 

Ginger Cook posted on 5/6/21

I will never forget the day that my uncle taught my daughter Jasmine to eat her first solid meal it was spaghetti she made a mess but she loved him he told her her ABCs and her one two threes I will never forget all the good memories that we shared together as a family all the late-night talks and all the positivity that he bring into our life Carly will always be missed by me his niece Ginger cook and all of my children will miss him dearly I will miss all your cooking

 

virginia Heinzel posted on 5/6/21

My son,-inlaw

 

 

Linda Bullock posted on 5/6/21

Our beloved Courtney, your beautiful smile and personality will live forever. You gave every ounce of love, compassion and attention to especially your Dad, and I will always be eternally grateful. You will never be forgotten darling, for you were truly loved and will be forever missed. Aunt Linda and Uncle Larry

 

 

Greg & Sherry Wheeler posted on 5/5/21

Our Deepest sympathy, we love you all~

 

Lu Walk posted on 5/5/21

Lynn: Sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. Know your SL friends are thinking of you and hope to see you in the Fall.

 

JoAnn & Tom Davis posted on 5/5/21

Doris & Jim - Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We hope time and happy memories will help you during this sad time. Hugs - Tom and JoAnn

 

Debbie Daugherty posted on 5/5/21

So sorry to hear about Vicky. I remember working with her at EPA.

 

 

Katie Van Dyke posted on 5/4/21

Love and miss you Vicky. Thanks for all the wonderful memories.

 

Fred and Diana Brown posted on 5/4/21

Steve, Fred and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Robyn White posted on 5/4/21

Prayer for the family

 

Bill Hoveke posted on 5/3/21

Lynn, Sorry for your loss. I am also sorry Greg and I were out of touch all these years. We had some similarities. I lived in Arizona from 1977 to 1983. It was an honor to be the best man at your wedding. Good bless Greg, you and your family.

 

Opal (Keebler) Kimball posted on 5/3/21

Roberta was a classmate at Lanphier and we graduated together in 1961. She was a great classmate, very intellectual, kind, full of fun in gym class too. I am deeply sorry to hear of her passing? She will be missed by her classmates of the1961 graduates from Lanphier. Our deepest condolences to her family.

 

Dave and Roberta Johnson posted on 5/3/21

Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Ethelyn bast posted on 5/3/21

The Bast Family would like to send our condolences, Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family,

 

Ann M Sinclair posted on 5/3/21

I met Mary when she first moved to Springfield. She always had a smile and one of the kindest hearts of anyone I have ever met. God took an angel back home to watch over from above. Mundie, I am so so sorry. My heart and prayers are with you.

 

Dorothy Greer posted on 5/3/21

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God bring you strength and peace. I was a friend and classmate of Brenda

 

 

Riet posted on 5/2/21

I didn’t know Mary very well but the few times I met her I saw a very kind and gentle person. So sorry for your loss Mundie.

 

Jeanie white posted on 5/2/21

So sorry for all the family you are in my thoughts and prayers, im Kristi's mothet-in-law

 

 

Theresa Furey/Donna Buechler posted on 5/2/21

I was so impressed when I met the gentle, loving Mary for the first time. She had made her mark in a male field as a nurse/anesthetist!! Always encouraging other women; she surrounded herself with women who swam upstream to accomplishment. She found the love of her live and never faltered. Mary, the DASH between your dates of earthly existence is VERY FULL and you can be proud of those who followed you. Our sincere condolences, Mundie. You brought such joy to Mary’s life. God Bless

 

 

Donna K Buechler; Theresa M Furey posted on 5/1/21

I remember Mary being a very loving and gentle woman. Always a pleasure to spend time with her. So sorry for your loss Mundie.

 

Sharol Johnson posted on 5/1/21

So loved Mary she was always positive and sweet sweet lady. God has one of the best with him.

 

 

Misi Burrus posted on 5/1/21

So sorry to hear this Mundie, Mary was such a sweet lady. Prayers.

 

Patti Marsaglia posted on 5/1/21

I loved working with Courtney. She was always so full of life ,loved her bubbly personality and her contagious smile. Rest now my friend!

 

 

Patti Marsaglia posted on 5/1/21

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time

 

Michael Gansbauer posted on 5/1/21

Made slot of memories with her. All of them wonderful. I will always miss her.

 

Michael Gansbauer posted on 5/1/21

I will always love you

 

Connie Hogan posted on 4/30/21

Lynn and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Greg's passing! It was always so kind of you both to open your home on Christmas Eve for those of us who had little family in Arizona. Those happy memories are what will get you through the coming days! Please know that the SLWA are all sending you prayers and good thoughts. We miss you!

 

Will and Jan Payton posted on 4/30/21

John and Debbie, Our heart felt condolences for your great loss. We send prayers for peace and strength for your entire family!

 

Jeanette Crown posted on 4/30/21

I truly loved Greg. We started work at the DDS together in 1971. We shared a desk (I think) and a telephone. He was kind, fun, caring, intelligent! He was a fine human being! I was very sick with strep in those early months. When I came back to work, Greg took me home to his mother for dinner so I could have a good meal! It was homemade vegetable soup! And that’s the way he was! My heartfelt sympathy to all his family! He was a blessing to all who knew him! Much love!

 

Gayle Highley posted on 4/30/21

Prayers for peace and healing on the death of your husband, father, grandfather, Greg. He was a fantastic boss at DDS.

 

 

Mary Hammitt Ross posted on 4/30/21

What a great neighbor and man Louie was!

 

Gayle Cyrulik posted on 4/29/21

So sorry to hear of Barbs passing. Prayers for her and her son Michael

 

Jean Aden-Olson posted on 4/29/21

Mary was a great friend for many years. I met her when she moved back to Springfield and was her hairdresser for many years. I have many memories of Mary. May God bless all who knew her well.

 

Kim Huddleston posted on 4/29/21

God Speed Miss Chris, I didn't know you well, but your smile could light up a room, the love for family, your son was your pride and joy, you could talk about him for hours was immeasurable. I pray for your family and friends. Your heart was always in the right place, with your belief in God I know heaven gained a beautiful Angel.

 

Dana Duke posted on 4/29/21

Debbie, Jim, Lindsey and Craig, My sincere sympathy and condolences on the loss of dear Rita. She was a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart. Love, Dana Duke

 

Sherri Keyes posted on 4/29/21

Rest in peace Chris. I will always remember your bright smile. Fly with the angels.

 

Dave Waters posted on 4/28/21

I worked with Louie on the fire department, he was such a nice man and a great fireman.

 

Linda (Rosa) Kain posted on 4/28/21

So sorry to hear about Louie. He and his family were good friends of my mom and dad, Angelo and Edna Rosa. I remember him telling me the story of him going to Bloomington to work with my Dad on terrazzo and how hard work that was. He said a week of that was about all he cared to do. Prayers for the family on losing the last of the Catalano siblings.

 

Linda (Rosa) Kain posted on 4/28/21

So sorry to hear about Carlo. He and his family were good friends with my mom and dad, Angelo and Edna Rosa. I was blessed to talk with Carlo in Oct. 2020 and reminisce about our families.

 

William and Cheryl Bellot posted on 4/28/21

We have many fond memories of Greg. Though we are unable to be with you physically at this time, know that we are there with you in spirit . May God's grace provide comfort and strength now and in the coming days.

 

michael lucas posted on 4/28/21

Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Rita was always a pleasure to work with at Schnepp and Barnes. Barb and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

 

Felicia Wilson aka (Bumpus) posted on 4/28/21

Chris was the sweetest person and one of my favorites from high school and beyond! My deepest sympathy for this family’s loss.

 

Rev David Mc Donald posted on 4/27/21

Barb was always very helpful to me as I worked on the Farrand family tree. She gave me unvarnished insights into the family and was never scared of sharing her thinking. She's a gem and I am saddened for her leave-taking.

 

Sue Younkin posted on 4/27/21

I am so saddened to see that Greg has passed! He was a wonderful man! Know that I am here for you for anything...just across the street.

 

Jessie Bain posted on 4/27/21

Sorry for your loss..

 

Cheryl Haseley posted on 4/27/21

So sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs to you and your family.

 

Linda Toepfer posted on 4/27/21

Very sorry to hear this. I knew Greg during his Daily Bread volunteer days. I remember when he brought his grandson Hunter(5 or 6 at the time) with him to help deliver meals. Let your memories help you through this difficult time.

 

Mike Miller posted on 4/27/21

REST IN PEACE

 

Mike Miller posted on 4/27/21

R.i.p.

 

 

Mike Miller posted on 4/27/21

R.i.p girl you will be missed but NEVER FORGOTTEN

 

Dale G Kroening posted on 4/27/21

Proud to have been a friend-good guy-hard worker-loved his garden-Proud to have been a friend of the whole Catalano family-great people-RIP Louie .

 

Larissa Lornitis (Mitchell) posted on 4/27/21

May she Rest In Peace.

 

 

Vickie Ellison posted on 4/27/21

I'm so sorry for the loss of your daughter. From 1 who has also lost a daughter may God give you Faith and Patience. I'm Praying for You and Your Family.

 

Jill Callarman posted on 4/27/21

R.I.P my BF We had some funny times I will see you in Heaven, My heart is completely broken ❤

 

Toni Diefenback posted on 4/26/21

My sincere condolences to the entire family and friends. Chris was one of my best friends in my teens and into my 20's. We had fun and created great memories! My prayers for strength for everyone. RIP old friend.

 

Pamela J Chandler posted on 4/25/21

Ann was my neighbor for many years. We had the best times parking cars during fair time and people watching. Parking cars will never be the same. She always gave us advice on how to keep our plants healthy. God bless and sorry to hear of your passing.

 

Lisa Mauk posted on 4/25/21

My thoughts and prayers go out to Bonnie, Amy, Joe and Mike! I know he loved you all dearly! Now both my parents are gone, but I know they are in a better place.

 

John Neal posted on 4/25/21

Greg was a great man, father, friend, and teacher. I remember how friendly and cheerful he was to everyone at Fairview Park, where he loved to help coach. The world lost a real role model with him. You will be greatly missed sir! Love ya!

 

Theresa Hadden posted on 4/25/21

Dear Rita and John My condolences for the loss of your mother. I saw her last at my mother's funeral service. My thoughts and prayers to all.

 

Jackie Austin posted on 4/23/21

Working with Ann at Ace Hardware was very memorable. We had the best potlucks and lots of laughs. Even after she retired we still had many talks on her front porch. Especially chatting about Florida. She introduced us to Panama City Beach! I’ll think of her as we walk the beach for shells!

 

Karla Vangeison posted on 4/22/21

I worked with Debbie at HM. She was such a sweet lady. She always had the biggest smile on her face. I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for your family.

 

 

Shelby posted on 4/22/21

The best great grandmother in the world

 

Marcia and Clyde Miller posted on 4/22/21

Rita and John, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I can remember her as a neighbor and a fellow parishioner at St. Cabrini. She and your father always did the best for you. I'm sorry that we cannot be there for visitation or Mass since we are out of town. Our card is on the way.

 

 

Beverly Byers posted on 4/22/21

I’ll always remember Irene as a lady with class, integrity, a deep love for her family, and compassion for animals. Always kept the bird feeder full! She had a positive attitude and a wonderful sense of humor. Very intelligent woman. I will miss her and our times together, but know she’s in a better place now.

 

Linda Donaldson posted on 4/21/21

Irene was a lovely person. I really like talking with her at the birthday parties. She will be missed by her family and friends.

 

Mary Rolando posted on 4/20/21

I honor Barb’s life. She contributed so much to so many. My condolence is especially to Jay, who means so much to many of us, Rolandos, on Barb’s behalf.

 

Dawn Melcher posted on 4/19/21

Jay, you and her family are in our thoughts and prayers. Her beautiful smile and zest for life will truly be missed. She was such a positive attitude on everyone around her. What a beautiful angel you have watching over you all now. Lee Elder Dawn Melcher

 

Chris Miller posted on 4/19/21

Condolences to the Grafton family. Uncle Bud will be missed by all.

 

 

McKenzie posted on 4/19/21

I'll never forget the times we shared. Grandpa was just like a dad to me and to a lot of us. They raised so many kids, a lot in which were not their own. Granny and grandpa were angels on earth. I'll miss them forever and ever. " I love you a bushel and a peck A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck" Until we meet again. I love you.

 

Bill and Debbie Beatty & family posted on 4/19/21

Barb you will be missed by everyone who knew you. Your smile lite up a room and your fun loving personality welcomed everyone.

 

Dan Lilly posted on 4/19/21

Cousin Diane,Praying that Kevin was reasonably happy in this life, And supremely happy with God forever in the next.

 

Scott & Roberta Thomas posted on 4/19/21

Prayers to all of his family. Bud was a great man. He will be missed by many.

 

Tara and Jack Elston posted on 4/19/21

Barb was the sweetest and most caring person. She was our son Jake’s speech pathologist. She was passionate about her job and will be missed. Fly high; we are sure Jake was there to meet you. :)

 

Norma Singer-Bauer posted on 4/18/21

Kevin and I went to grade school, middle school and high school together. Growing up in the “patch”, we were all family in heart and so sad to hear of his passing. Please know that his family and loved ones are in our thoughts and in our prayers.

 

Jane Andrews posted on 4/18/21

Very sad to hear of Ann's passing. We were just becoming very good friends.

 

Theresa Wiggins posted on 4/18/21

Linda Im so sorry for your loss Bob and I are sending prayers.When I seen it the paper today I was so shocked l.Please know that are hearts are with you and your family in this time of sadness

 

Nell Panting posted on 4/18/21

Prayers and (((Hugs))) to family. RIP MS Josephine. One of your Shop n Save buddies.

 

 

Brenda Samonds posted on 4/18/21

Barb you are the greatest fighter and inspiration I’ve ever known! Rest easy, it’s well deserved! ❤️

 

Kelly Hardy posted on 4/17/21

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.

 

 

Sara klemaier posted on 4/17/21

Barb you will be missed.

 

Tracey Gragg posted on 4/17/21

I was close to Aunt Pam when I was younger and my dad and mom should've told me that Pam died. But Jacky told me today and it really upsets me. And almost all of the family is on my Facebook page someone should have told me.

 

Denise Burton posted on 4/17/21

My thoughts and prayers with you Michelle and your family. She will be watching over you all

 

Gail Meissen posted on 4/17/21

Deepest sympathy to Debbie's family. I met Debbie at HM. She was friendly, kind and always helpful. After she left HM, I'd run into her occasionally. She'd always stop and chat. So sad to hear of her passing.

 

Amy Warchol posted on 4/17/21

My heartfelt condolences to the family. Barb was a true Warrior. I remember she always had a smile on her face. She was a pillar of strength. I hope she knew how many lives she touched. My continued prayers for the family.

 

Kathleen Fitch posted on 4/17/21

Condolences to Michelle and family. Your mom was always so nice. I remember her taking the 2 of us on a road trip where we had Baskin-Robbins for lunch!❤️ Hugs and prayers.

 

Janis Gomien posted on 4/17/21

Linda -- I saw this in the newspaper today and my heart sank. I'm so sorry for your loss - I know how devoted you were to your husband. You know, we are all going through enough -- and I'm sorry this adds additional sadness and grief in your life. Miss seeing you and please take care. My regards to Caitlin as well. Jan Gomien

 

Mary von Liski posted on 4/17/21

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Barb was a true treasure and inspiration!!! She always brought joy to everyone!! Barb is an extra special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Margaret Gaedtka posted on 4/16/21

I am so sorry to read of Debi's passing. We were both at Horace Mann for many years and she was always such a kind, positive, helpful person. As others have said, her smile really was her trademark and lit up every room she entered.

 

Marilyn Oaks posted on 4/16/21

Jack is remembered very lovingly by the Elliott Church family! My sympathy to all the family in your loss! He will be well remembered!!

 

Michelle Beal posted on 4/16/21

So sorry to hear about Debi. She was a dear friend. I hate that we lost touch after she left Horace Mann, but I thought of her often. She had the biggest heart and always wore a beautiful smile. She was always excited when talking about her family and you were all very loved. She was beautiful inside and out. She will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

Dick Daniels posted on 4/16/21

I was a long time friend of Ted, and whenever Debbie was around she would always always have a big beautiful smile and she was so nice to me and my wife. I would think how lucky Ted was to have her. My deepest condolences to Ted and his family.

 

Marilyn Titone Schaefer posted on 4/16/21

I got to know Debi at the Horac Mann Fitness Center. She lit up the room bopping on her step bench, kick boxing and weight lifting. She always had a smile! I am so sorry for your loss.

 

 

Cheryl Netznik posted on 4/16/21

He was always a good friend to me . I will miss him until the end of my days. Prayers for the family.

 

Brian Wilde posted on 4/16/21

Sis and Sammi, You lost a great guy and I want you to remember all the good time we all had with Kevin. He was an amazing athlete and kind hearted. Love you lots.

 

 

Cecilia Wesselman posted on 4/16/21

Rest in Peace and Love Jack! You will be missed by your family and those you met along the way. My heartfelt condolences to all. ❤

 

Brenda Jo "B J" Jacob posted on 4/16/21

John & Family, Our sincere sympathy on your loss. May your wonderful memories provide you comfort during this difficult and sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill Kmett, Sr. & B J Jacob

 

Yuvonne Cooper posted on 4/16/21

I am so sorry about Debi. She was my sweet, beautiful friend. I knew her for 40+ years. She had the biggest heart and always wore a beautiful smile. We had countless lunches together and enjoyed our little shopping excursions. She always beamed when she talked about her family and I knew you all were the light of her life. She was beautiful inside and out. I loved her dearly and I will miss her forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

Michelle Lechner posted on 4/16/21

Diane and Sammi, David and I Send our deepest condolences. I know it’s been a long battle and I hope you find peace knowing he’s at peace now and not in any pain. There really are no words to help. Hold onto the wonderful memories that you all made together. Love you ❤️

 

John Evangelista posted on 4/16/21

My deepest deepest sympathies to the family.. R. I. P. Kevin.

 

 

Bob and Andrea Frantz posted on 4/16/21

In memory of a fellow "Cabbage Patch Kid" We will always remember you. Fly high Kevin!

 

Tracy & John Hagmann posted on 4/16/21

Our deepest sympathies to Diane and Sammi. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Beth johnstone posted on 4/15/21

Much love my dear Angie

 

Jami Severino posted on 4/15/21

Angie- So sorry to here of your sister’s passing. Thinking of you and you family during this difficult time. Jami and Carl Severino

 

Erin Tumulty posted on 4/15/21

Rest easy, granddad. We’ll be missing you.

 

Erin Tumulty posted on 4/15/21

Rest easy, granddad. We’ll be missing you. ❤️

 

Patricia Nall posted on 4/15/21

Angie, I am so sorry to hear about your sister's passing. Condolences to you and your family.

 

Pat stuckey posted on 4/15/21

So sorry to hear about Kimberlys passing. No more suffering and pain for her. ❤️

 

Bill O’Rourke posted on 4/15/21

Tumulty Family, So very saddened to learn of Jack passing. He was a good friend and a wonderful man. He will be sorely missed by all he met in his life journey. Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Linda & Billy O’Rourke Bonita Springs, Fl.

 

Nancy German posted on 4/15/21

Sending our sincere condolences to Kim, Michelle and families. Rest In Peace, Josephine. Love from Nancy & Ernie German

 

Tony and Patti Agatucci posted on 4/14/21

Fred, We are very sorry to hear about Marlene's passing. What a pleasant nice lady she was.

 

Lee Duffy posted on 4/11/21

Sally, Pam, Steve and Family, June and I are so sorry for your loss of this really great guy. It makes it even more difficult when it is so sudden. Nobody can understand the pain you must feel but you. Time is the only healer. We wish you the very best.

 

 

Carol Wilson posted on 4/11/21

I am so sorry for your loss

 

Kathleen Loving posted on 4/11/21

Remember working with Allen at New Berlin Transportation Dept and also transporting his son Jared to school. He was a co-worker and friend. My condolences to you, Karen and family.

 

Melissa (Clark) Donaldson posted on 4/11/21

Hey big Al!!!! Remembering the good ole days when we all hung out and played in the trailer park and you use to watch us and we drove you crazy and you drive us crazy lol. You will be deeply missed cousin . We love you! Rip ❤

 

Jennifer Pollock posted on 4/11/21

My deepest sympathy and love to Christina. Hearing this tonight absolutely breaks my heart for her.

 

Gracey Allen posted on 4/10/21

Bobbie was a dear friend to me during a very challenging time for me. I had gotten over liver cancer surgery. gotten fired from my state job by Blagoivich and had started a new career in selling insurance. We both had a problem with one of th3e guys in the office and they were the same issues. We had discussed several times a Master Plan, Lol! We were going to concentrate our efforts on Motorcycle Insurance and insure all owners in Sangamon County, with the best policy and best coverage they could policy they had ever seen! I loved his bigger than life personality and his sense of humor. When he told me about is cancer and the bleakness of treatment, etc.., I told him look at me, God is handing out miracles every day Bobbie. My heart, love and prayers go out to you Mary Ann, You were his angel.

 

Dennis File posted on 4/10/21

Sally and family, I worked in the Central Bureau of Operations while Tom was working in the District 6 Bureau of Operations. We worked together for years on projects and serving the Department. Tom was a great guy to work with and I am proud to call him a friend. I feel sad for you and the family. May the Lord bless and keep you.

 

Phil Sheridan posted on 4/9/21

Written by Donna Meyer on 8/1/15 for Phil Sheridan's 85th Birthday about Phil and Glen: Friends they've been since way back when, Both of them were fine young men. Golfing buddies, while at work, Fooling the boss, a real jerk. Sometimes the wives they took and boating they would go, Getting hungry, stop for chicken at a place that they all know. Forgot the tools, and ate with a bone. Laughter and giggles all the way home. They fight the good fight against old and sick, And still, I am told, are full of the old "nick." To laugh, to love and to have some fun, Friends will tell you, it's either one. Young men to old, they remember it all, The fun, the good times-they had a ball. Through thin times and thick, USAF and Allstate, Nothing these two could ever separate.

 

Theresa Miller posted on 4/9/21

Nikki, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, Dale. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Heaven has gained a beautiful soul. Cherish your memories.

 

Tina (Clark) Icenhour posted on 4/9/21

So many childhood memories of us all hanging out. You babysitting us. Us aggravating you!! Over the years we have lost touch but whenever we saw each other you always had a big smile and a hug to boot!! I love you cousin!! Till we meet again. RIP

 

Sally Field posted on 4/9/21

We live next-door to Bobby’s family until I was six and then we moved. I have such fond memories of Eddie and Bobby playing in the backyard and running back-and-forth between houses. Our mothers were friends and had coffee together while we played. My sincere condolences to all of his family, sending prayers for peace

 

 

Phil Sheridan posted on 4/9/21

Glen has been my very best friend throughout our many years in the Air Force and then our years as Allstate agents. We enjoyed many Friday’s at Brook Hills golfing and when we were no longer able to golf, we enjoyed 2 beer Friday’s together. I will sure miss Glen. Phil Sheridan

 

 

Noska and Richardson Families posted on 4/9/21

In loving memory of Glen Meyers, a very close friend of the Noska and the Richardson families and he will be dearly missed.

 

Kelly Cassiday posted on 4/8/21

Condolences from the Cassidays. Dale was a god guy. he wlil be missed.

 

Charles Troxell posted on 4/8/21

I have known Allen since working with him back in the 90’s. It seems like our paths would cross ever since. What a great person and father. You will be missed my friend. RIP.

 

Heidi Burkholder posted on 4/8/21

He was a great guy, enjoyed working with him at Autozone. He will definitely be missed. My condolences to the family

 

Terry & Bonnie Ribble posted on 4/8/21

Arlene and family, we were sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Carolyn Moore posted on 4/8/21

Larry and I send our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sorrowful time. Your mom was a special kind of lady!

 

Darrell Veseling posted on 4/8/21

Harold, I am sorry to learn of your mother's passing. You and your Mom are in our prayers. Darrell Veseling

 

Venita Lyons posted on 4/7/21

Sincerest condolences to Sally, and her entire family. We knew Tom as a man of honor. He will be greatly missed and remembered by his beloved family. Thank you for your service to God, family, country and community Tom Runyon.

 

Sandy Presley posted on 4/7/21

I never got the opportunity to personally meet David face to face. I met him over the phone when I was with Jeanne. However, I liked him from the start and had plans to meet him soon. Jeanne and I have been friends for 50 years. We have been through a lot together. I was so thankful and happy to see someone love my friend so well. I saw it in her face and her words how loved she was and I heard it in his voice. Not only was she loved, she loved him back. Several times that we were together he would call just to see how her day was going. He was so intentional with his affection towards her. I believed she had found the “one” and I was so grateful for that. I also ache for Hunter. Obviously I only know him from Jeanne’s heart but from the things that were shared about David’s love for his son I am sure he is missing his dad. Jeanne - I am so sorry for your loss of David. I know your heart has a hole in it and I wish I could mend it but I can’t. Time and God will help you be “ok” again but that hole may never go away. The day will come when the love you shared brings great comfort. But for now the longing is too great. I am so thankful you both found each other and shared a love so precious and beautiful. Your mutual love is something many wish for but may never have. I hope that brings you some peace in the months/years ahead.

 

Pam (Selinger) Weisenborn posted on 4/7/21

Mike, Vicky, Dana and family, I am sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. May God give you strength to endure this very difficult time and May Tom Rest In Peace.

 

Robert and June Stanton posted on 4/6/21

Sally so sorry to hear about ur Husband Tom We didnt know he was sick We talked to you about a week ago at 66 Star Cafe He is an angel now leading u and ur family .

 

Jim Booth posted on 4/6/21

Went to Staley Grade School with Dale. That’s him in the picture from a 3rd grade field trip with the cap on. Praying for comfort.

 

Ron & Sandra Weeks posted on 4/6/21

We are so sorry for your loss. Heaven has received a special angel. Let us know if we can help you Sally in anyway.

 

Dana Hosselton posted on 4/6/21

I am so sorry to hear this.. Prayers to Sally and all the family. My kids and I always enjoyed are visit with Tom an Sally, stay strong Sally. God Bless

 

Gary Budd-Springfield Township posted on 4/6/21

Deepest thoughts and sympathy to the entire family. It was a pleasure serving with Tom on the Township Officials Association

 

Barb Scheufele posted on 4/6/21

Kathy and family, I am so sorry to learn in the paper of Dave's passing. I fondly remember times spent with you going back about 50 years ago. We lost track of each other, wasn't sure if you still lived in Springfield. You have my deepest sympathy. Praying you'll find the strength to carry on.

 

Pat & Cathy Gietl posted on 4/6/21

Our deepest sympathies to Sally, Mike and Tom’s entire family. His passing leaves a void that’s impossible to fill.

 

 

Jim & Jane Cribbett posted on 4/6/21

Sally, Dana, Alex & family. I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Tom and Sally out and about and catching up on what was going on. May GOD be with you all in this difficult time.

 

Joseph & Jill Hardy posted on 4/6/21

Dana & family, Jill and I were sorry to hear of your loss. What an amazing life! You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Melinda Clayton posted on 4/5/21

Nikki and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Dale is at peace. Cherish your memories

 

Tammy Kuznik posted on 4/5/21

Nikki and family so sorry to hear od your husband passing. Your in my prayers.

 

Chad Burge posted on 4/5/21

Tom has known me since I was a little kid. I've been plowing his driveway since I was 10-11 years old. He was always kind to me and took care of me if I ever needed anything. He will be greatly missed.

 

Dean & Sandy Cuffle posted on 4/5/21

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Tom’s family. He was a very special friend who will be missed by many

 

 

Valerie Cooprider posted on 4/5/21

David was such a blessing Jeanne is my best friend and I know David was everything Jeanne prayed for and no one can take the memories from her. Jeanne doesn't give her heart easily and she loves deeply. David swept her away. It was beautiful. Every time we went shopping Jeanne was thinking of David and trying to find something for him. He was always calling to make sure we were safe. I would hear David, David , David. I met David and immediately was entertained by his sense of humor. He put joy in Jeanne's heat and is going to be deeply missed.

 

Lynn McMenamin posted on 4/5/21

My deepest sympathy to Jessica’s daughter, Christina and the rest of her family. Jessica was a loving mother who imparted much wisdom and compassion in her daughter. I am thinking about you Christina and hope you are finding comfort from those around you. Miss Lynn, your teacher at Compass

 

Gina Palmisano posted on 4/4/21

First of all, I would like to thank Cathy for reaching out and letting me know how much I meant to you over the years. We had a co-worker/friendship bond that was unbreakable. There are so many things I adored about you. You were the best father, listener, pilot, photographer, artist, story teller, comedian, thrill seeker, handy man, and believed in God. I couldn't wait to hear about the weekend adventures on Monday at work. Your stories were a big part of your personality and heart! I loved when you talked about Hunter and Elaine. You son and sister loved you so much and still do. You were their worlds! My heart goes out to both of them. There were so many stories you shared with me about music, planes, flying, car, snakes, trees, vacations, black bears, starved rock, bald eagles, sports, boating, motorcycles, pets, and of course the St. Louis Cardinals. We worked very close together for 17 years at Horace Mann in the IT division. You were a hard worker and gave it 100% all the time. You always put everyone first all the time. I was honored when you asked me to help Hunter with school work and proofing Stix. The memories I will cherish the most are how we laughed so much regarding the lunch conversations, breaks, walking down to Star Bucks, Christmas luncheons, and the IT Outings on the pontoon boat at Lake Springfield. Dave - you were there when I needed you the most. You were compassionate, intelligent, patient, caring, loving and a straight forward guy. I was so blessed to have you in my life for all these years. You helped me grow personally and professionally. I remember when I wrote my speeches for Toastmaster and you critiqued me in every way. Your opinion meant the most. Your love for pets was so sincere too. I loved when you rescued the dog on the road, and of course the beloved Stix cat and many more. I will always think and remember you when I see a plane or bald eagle in the sky. David - Fly high in Heaven -- until we meet again. I will miss you so much.

 

Marv and Anne Russell posted on 4/4/21

Kathy and family, Our sincere sympathy to you and your family on Dave’s passing. We always appreciated Dave’s positive outlook and all he did for the church. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Marv and Anne Russell

 

 

Timothy Tun posted on 4/4/21

I will miss your bad mouth and fighting with me. Ill miss you Jess

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 4/3/21

I am so sorry for your loss

 

Kay Austiff posted on 4/3/21

Susan and family, Nancy and I taught together at Chatham Elementary for several year and retired at the same time. I have fond memories of our school days and our luncheons after retirement. She was a lovely lady and a good friend.

 

Erika Orr posted on 4/2/21

What a beautiful soul!!! I had the pleasure of working with Jessica at Community Resources, she will be truly be missed. My condolences and deepest sympathy to her family.

 

Kathleen shaw posted on 4/2/21

My condolences to the family. I met Harry 45 years ago when he first started working for Public Aid. We were part of a team creating data bases for the department. Harry was very sharp, good sense of humor and fun to work with. We were lucky that when our career paths went separate ways we still managed to keep in touch. After retirements we still got together to celebrate our friendship by getting together for lunch. Harry was a great guy and will be missed.

 

Arcadia Care Bloomington Staff posted on 4/1/21

The staff as Arcadia Care Bloomington are all better for having known you!! The residents will miss your personality and talking to you. Rest easy young lady.

 

D Jody Baggerly posted on 4/1/21

Shane and Connie, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing Shane. I had only met him a couple of times. Prayers for you all.

 

Rebecca Reyes posted on 3/31/21

Jessica was a wonderful person. Beautiful inside and out! The good lord called her home too early for those of us left here. Jess, you'll truly be missed and remembered daily. You were very much loved by the Lifescan family!

 

 

Julie Patrick-Love posted on 3/31/21

My friend and coworker I miss you so much

 

 

Danny Hurt posted on 3/31/21

Randy (CBB), So proud you had such a long amount of time to share with your father. Even though I didn't know him, I am sure he was a (beyond) great man! I hope you know, you can rely on the many fond memories you had with him- to help you through this time and into the future. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Respectfully, DHurt

 

David Maskey posted on 3/31/21

To Duane and the Dye family. I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

 

Susan (Watson) Wallace Good posted on 3/30/21

Howard and Angela, it saddens me to hear about Amay’s passing. I wish that I had found out earlier. I have such fond memories of your family. I do miss making egg rolls and the chicken that someday would love the recipe. I now that Apay and Amay are together once again. All of your family are in my thoughts.

 

charles gramlich posted on 3/30/21

Shane and Dirk Please accept my sympathy. Your dad and I go back a long way.I always enjoyed our friendship.I am in florida.

 

 

Elia Yaritza Antuna-Anima posted on 3/29/21

He always dressed up as Spider-Man and he would do handstands

 

Lee Lynch posted on 3/29/21

I remember the day Patsy and Don got married. She was very happy. Wonderful lady. My deepest sympathies go out to Don and the family. RIP Patsy.

 

Cheri Fischer posted on 3/29/21

In the short time I knew Dave, I have so many fond memories of him. His soft heart for animals and his ability to be so sweet and gentle with them. The only picture I have of Dave is when he visited my litter of foster kittens. Two were sitting on his lap and he was gently petting them. He met my 3 dogs and my aunt's 3 dogs and immediately connected with one at each home and would say "I love that dog" when talking about them afterwards. So matter of fact, like he knew them for a long time. Jeanne and I tried to give Dave easy recipe ideas to feed himself and Hunter but he said "that sounds too complicated for me". It had to be 3 ingredients and about two steps or he would dismiss it as too hard. LOL. My parents enjoyed meeting him and wish they had more time to get to know him. My dad and Dave bonded over operating a small hoe machine. My dad was impressed how much Dave knew in general about heavy machinery for never driving one and said he did fairly well for his first time. Dave didn't feel that way. He said he broke a good sized tree limb like it was twig while trying to pick it up but Mel could pick up a pop can without denting it. It was so fun to see the joy Dave had at the chance to operate that machine when he recalled that day. Dad was looking forward to more time teaching Dave how to operate the machine and going flying with him this summer. My mom and Dave would have had some good conversations. Although we are deeply saddened Dave left us too soon, we cherish the time we were able to spend with Dave and will recall him with smiles on our faces. We rejoice in the knowledge that we will see Dave again in heaven where we will be able to spend eternity with him. Peace to all who knew and loved Dave.

 

 

Marty Mueller posted on 3/28/21

Shane - My deepest condolences during this very sorrowful time. Healing prayers are being said for you this week.

 

Rosa (Robison) Showalter posted on 3/28/21

We were classmates of 1952 Taylorville High School. Always a joy to interact with him down thru the years when we were privileged to join at reunions. Thanks for wonderful memories; and may you rest in God's heavenly peace.!

 

Bob & Carol Piper posted on 3/28/21

We are so sorry for your loss. We knew Harold from Jacksonville when he lived just across the street from us for a few years. Prayers are with all of you at this time.

 

Sherry Kepperling posted on 3/28/21

Hugs and love to the family of Harold Westbrook. Cherish the wonderful memories we shared..

 

Barbara Mason posted on 3/27/21

God Bless the soul of Harold Westbrook. May he rest in peace. Blessings to his family.

 

Ann (Moore) Anderson posted on 3/27/21

Shane and family, sorry for your loss. I knew “Uncle Harold” as a little girl as he worked with my dad and always remember his kindness. May your memories of him never be forgotten as I will always have mine of such a great guy!

 

Mary Jane (Huffman) Nesbit posted on 3/27/21

So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Dahlkamp. Since my mother's passing in 2013, I would send your mother cards keeping her updated on our world. She would tell me what was going on in your family. I'll miss that. Hoping she and the St Pete's crew is up there having a wonderful reunion. Prayers for your family.

 

Linda Roberts posted on 3/27/21

Sincere condolences to Don and all of Patsy's family. Patsy will always be in my memories of all of us neighborhood kids on South Pasfield and of Dodds School.

 

Suella L Knox posted on 3/27/21

Terri and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. May you find comfort with knowing he is at peace now.

 

Martha Reynolds posted on 3/27/21

Shane & Dirk, I was so sorry to read about your dad in the morning paper. Dale and I shared a lot of good times with your family at TRN. Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Jack and Barb Hubbard posted on 3/27/21

Duane, Lori, and family, Our condolences and prayers for your loss.

 

Charles Martin Mulchrone posted on 3/27/21

Rest in Peace Father Charles .

 

Jennifer posted on 3/27/21

David had such a kind soul. I feel honored to have briefly known him. David's warmth, kindness, and gentle spirit will be remembered forever. A good man has gone to heaven and the world has lost a great person. David will always be within the hearts of the people who knew/loved him. My sincere condolences to you, Jeanne.

 

Carolyn Fischer posted on 3/27/21

Hunter and Jeanne, I am so sorry for your loss of a Wonderful Father and Dear Friend. I feel very blessed to have had the chance to meet your Father, Hunter, through Jeanne. He talked about you all the time Hunter, and was very proud of you. He had quite the stories to tell of his times in traveling. He would have us all in stitches laughing. I was looking forward in teaching him and Jeanne this summer how to make sauerkraut but for reasons we will not understand God had other plans. He was a man that was strong in His Faith, lived it and treated others like Christ wants us to treat others. He will be missed very much but we all will have Precious Memories of him.

 

Jeanne Alexander posted on 3/26/21

Hunter, Elaine, Mike, and Sarah, I am extremely saddened by such a great loss. "What a man, what a man, what a mighty fine man." I am beyond blessed to have met David and all of you. You are a wonderful family and I want to be in your life. The man who God considers a good man is one who is fair and honest in his dealings with others. A Godly man is one who loves others with the love of Christ. This was David. My list is large to describe who David was and the impact he left on so many lives. He had great wisdom, he was thoughtful with his words, he was a great listener, a patient man, a calming presence, forgiving, a gentle giant. When you looked in David's kind eyes, there was no darkness, but intelligence and light. David took delight in helping strangers, numerous, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness. When he would share a story, tears of compassion may come to his eyes without shame. His heart was large. He was strong mentally and he suffered pain unknowingly. He improved the lives of others. There is so much to David it is hard to capture how vast he was. I loved this man and still do. Neither time nor reason will change the way I feel. I will call out your name David, you are wonderful to think of and it will be hard to live without you. I have never seen this kind of love, I wanted to make sure it was real. Now, with the tremble in my heart, I know it was real. Your presence calmed me. I started to listen to your words. I measured our moments and looked forward to them and will always remember them. You put a song and abundance in my heart, because of your love for God. Silence couldn't be any louder than it is right now. It is hard to breathe. It's not day-to-day, it's second to second. David, you lived your life intentionally and made it look easy. You made me feel safe. Little things amused you, sometimes I would make you laugh when I wasn't trying, but I still took the credit if I could make you laugh. Smiles. You were a man of honor and raised your lovely son Hunter to be the same. I know Hunter will make you and God proud. I am proud of Hunter. I was so impressed with Hunter when we first met. He is so polite. I thought maybe he would want to get going after eating with us and you gave him the invitation to leave, but he was such a gentleman and stayed and talked with us old folks. You always said you had few friends, but I think you had many. You said your friends were family. Milton will miss the 8:00 phone calls, but Milton and I have a plan to continue conversations. I know you held Morgan and Rod close to your heart, they were your pals. I know there were more that I didn't get to meet. They all loved you right back. Your thoughtfulness and your depth of character gave you a way with words. You were fearless. You asked a lot of questions and wanted to learn. A final form of love is forgiveness and you practiced it in more ways than I could understand, but you kept me on track. If could capture a few funny moments in time: I can hear you say, let it go Jeanne. At Aldi's, I will never forget the moment when I told the cashier you needed help as she was ignoring you. She looked at me and said, "What The Fantastic" (wink). I was ready to call the manager over and you laughed and said let it go. It became a funny memory. I will remember the time you saved me from the cat, Romeo. The fat cat hisser with big teeth. Do you recall how you were the cat whisperer? He hissed when I tried to feed him. Romeo lured me around the island ready to bite the back of my leg and finally chased me into the bathroom until you arrived to tame the cat and rescue me. You were not Fred Astaire and I was not Ginger Rogers, but we sure had fun practicing the waltz in the Livingroom and dancing in the kitchen. The last Saturday spent together, we were wishing Hunter was with us dancing in the kitchen. I will remember us flying and you wanting me to learn. You couldn't get over the fact of how calm I seemed on a particularly windy day. It was because I was with you. You spoke so much about Boo Boo that I wanted to meet her. You told me she probably wouldn't come out and like me. I said a prayer about it and you laughed. That day Boo came and sat beside me and went under my legs, you were amazed. See prayer changes things. You were so adorable how you used a special voice and read Boo Boo's mind and spoke for her. You rescued Boo too. You liked to comb your hair straight down and it made me think of Jerry Lewis movies, so I would try to mess it up. The last we saw of each other you had your hair messy on top and I said I liked it and you looked at me and said that is why I did it. On our last big adventure of trying to grind coffee at Jewel, we were laughing. You said afterward that was fun. You didn't take small things for granted. I will hold close to my heart us gazing at the stars, you teaching me the names and our song became Keeper of the Star. Aaa, if only I could wish upon a star and bring you back. To sum up, time spent with David is near to impossible. I will not forget you. David, you gave me too much to remember. I enjoyed you immensely, you were funny and I could listen for hours when you told a story. My sweet beloved David thank you for so many things, your love, you're understanding and most of all teaching me to be a better person. The verse we talked about Jer. 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. I recall telling you to say it out loud because faith comes by hearing and now, I am the one having to say it out loud. The most important thing you would want everyone to know is to know God and His love and forgiveness. The price He paid so we could have eternal life. You are sitting on your mountain top now! Your girl

 

Knaggs posted on 3/26/21

David was a gem such a blessing to be around. We were honored to get to know him through our dear friend Jeanne. Their relationship for each other was such an inspiration to see, such love, care and concern for each other! He had such a huge heart for his son Hunter. Jeanne and Hunter our hearts are so saddened for you with the loss of such a wonderful man. God needed him to come home to heaven, will never understand the timing. He will be greatly missed Jeanne . Whenever we see small airplanes will think of him . Praying much for you and Hunter. send our love

 

Rod Pool posted on 3/26/21

On February 14, 1981 I gave an introductory ride to a prospective student wanting to learn how to fly. I was a pretty new flight instructor and would take on any challenge. Little did I know what that meant. That was student pilot David. David was a dedicated flight student and persevered through all the trials and tribulations of becoming a pilot. Not quite a year later on February 7, 1982 David flew to Pekin Illinois for his FAA check ride. It was a happy day for both of us when he returned to Springfield as a new Private Pilot. I can tell you that to earn a pilot’s license in less than a year is a great accomplishment. As a pilot David was always seeking to improve his flying skills and learn something new about aviation. That was the person I knew. That was Pilot David. I went on to a career in professional aviation and an airline job and for the last 40 years we have shared interests in aviation, motorcycles, tractors, fishing (although we never got to fish together), firearms, and how David loved the Dessert as I did, and a hundred other things. We would talk on the phone for hours just jabbering away about nothing in particular, guy stuff mostly, and sharing the time together. That was David. Just last week he came over to help me with an electronics problem I had on a project. I had been trying for weeks to get the system to work. Finally I called David. Without touching anything but watching what I was doing and making suggestions we got it working. I still can’t figure out what he did. That was David. We would share crazy work stories and marvel at how anything gets done at corporations. And then laugh at the fact we were working at one. And then we laughed some more. David had this quirky sense of humor that would catch you off guard. I’d be railing about some inconsequential thing and David would say some ironic/ sardonic thing and I would crack up laughing. But it would take a moment to see the quirky logic. And then we would laugh some more. But, he was never mean in what he said. That was David. I miss my friend. Hunter, when we lose a father and a friend by accident it is a very shocking event in our lives. But just know that time will help us. You are going to be all right. Talk to your family and friends. Talking helps a lot. And be easy on yourself. Give yourself time to adjust. And know that in the quiet times you can talk to your Dad as I will talk to my friend; That was David.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 3/26/21

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Shan Hicks posted on 3/26/21

Jeanne and Hunter, my heart breaks for you both! Jeanne I know how much you loved David and you were blessed to have him in your life! What a kind loving man he was! Sending prayers and hugs to you and Hunter! Rest In Peace David!

 

P.L. posted on 3/26/21

I am so, deeply sorry for your loss. I know how much Dave loved his family, most of all his pride and joy, Hunter. Our children were the catalyst that bound our friendship. Dave was a giant among men; he said exactly what he meant and lived as an example for the rest of us; as everything he stood for. I only had the privilege of knowing him over the past year and a half, but I can tell you in that time I quickly came to see his magnificence. Never a complaint, never a cross word, and always reminding me, even if I didn't believe him, that even I had worth and strength buried inside. You will live for ever in my heart as the framework of how I want to live my life: ferociously and without hesitation. And as you promised me when I was facing my own mortality, I will do all that we agreed. I will pick it up from here and move forward in your honor; so you may indeed rest and be free my friend. I am a better man for having you as a friend, mentor, and brother. And I will never be able to repay what you have done for and given me, but I will try for the rest of my life.

 

Tammy Lee posted on 3/26/21

Aunt Jeanne I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much David loved you. He was always so sweet to you and our family. He will be deeply missed. I will remember him that sweet smile of his. Prayers for Hunter also! Hugs!

 

Rae posted on 3/26/21

Jeanne I am so very sorry …..my heart is breaking for you and Hunter. David was a sweet kind man and the two of you had a beautiful relationship that so many admired. David was a man of God and his character reflected that. Rest in peace David.....I'm grateful that I got you know you.

 

Julie Clark posted on 3/26/21

David was such a kind and loving man. Seeing how he looked at Jeanne and spoke about Hunter I knew how much he loved them. He is in Jesus’ arms now and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

 

Doug Carr posted on 3/26/21

Dave, you and I will always be good buddies. Memories of your kindness, humor and friendship will stay with me forever. May God bless you, your family and all the people you cared for - we will miss you very much.

 

Annie Otto posted on 3/26/21

Jeanie I am so sorry for your loss of the light of your life. He adored you and you both were so much fun to be around. I remember our talking about our kids and he was so proud of Hunter and adored him too. No one can make sense of such a tragedy but I am sure it eases your pain to know he is with God now. One day at a time Jeanie and to David fly high sweet man❤️

 

Linda De Hart posted on 3/26/21

Thinking of you today Mom and still missing you ! Hope your enjoying Heaven, glad your not here to see the craziness we have been living through for over 1 year ! Love You and Miss You .

 

Judy Malcom posted on 3/25/21

Jeanne, we are heartbroken. David was so caring and loving towards you ... truly a wonderful man. We’ll miss his great stories and his sweet smile. Praying that God will comfort you with His peace and cover you with His love. Love, Alan and Judy.

 

 

Hira Jawed posted on 3/25/21

David you were a great friend, a great father and a great brother. I will surely miss you. You were always there for your friends and family. You were a great listener and an adventurous tough man. I loved listening to your adventurous stories. I hope where ever God takes you, he takes care of you now.

 

Claire Heffron-McKinney posted on 3/25/21

Hunter, I am so very sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts, Claire from LLCC

 

Janet Fitzgerald posted on 3/25/21

David was a great guy. He loved Jeanne and always showed that. Jeanne loved him too and will always miss David. David was a christian, kind and always tired to help people. He was fun to be around. I am so sad that he gone but I know he now is in Heaven with God.

 

 

Marty Mueller & family posted on 3/25/21

Psalm 34:18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and He saves those who are crushed in spirit.

 

Joyce Graham posted on 3/25/21

David was a kind and caring man. He will be missed by many. I will never forget him taking me for a ride on his plane. He and Jeanne were so sweet when I lost my son and my husband. I loved the stories he would talk about. I know he loved his son, Hunter. and you Jeanne. He could make me laugh. So blessed to have known him. Praying for peace for Hunter, Jeanne, and his sister.

 

Yvonne Prilliman posted on 3/25/21

Jeanne, we are so sorry for your loss and sorrow. We didn’t get to spend as much with you two as we had hoped. I loved hearing all your stories of your time with David and could hear the joy in your voice of the love you two brought each other. To honor the relationship you had, live the life David and you talked about. We love you my dear friend. Mike and Yvonne

 

Mike Foley posted on 3/25/21

You are greatly loved and will be missed. You always think there will be more time to get together then before you know it the time is gone. Some of our best memories were when we were all able to get together at Grandma and Grandpa Ramey’s. I wish there could have been more of those. Everyone was so busy raising their families and spread so far apart it was so hard to do it more often. I hate that once they passed we all lost touch, but everyone had grown and started their own families. I will miss your sense of humor and all the little nick nacks you would try to give us. You and Uncle Tom raised 4 great kids and you can see they continue to pass it down. Rest In Peace and say he to the rest of the family I am sure they are happy to see you.

 

Marie and Bill Secker posted on 3/25/21

We are so sorry to hear of Marlene's passing..always loved talking to her and admired the woman she was..May she rest in peace..God Bless you Fred and your family and treasure the memories that you made together..

 

Beth Murray posted on 3/24/21

To have such a Great Daughter she must have been a Great Mother, my heart goes out to you and your family Penny. Tears will be shed in buckets and buckets and the rain will fall gently sweetly from above as she looks down upon all of you with love.

 

Bruce Henson posted on 3/24/21

Dave and Cathy met us for dinner on a vacation trip back to Springfield back in 2016. It was great seeing my very good friend, Dave, once again while also meeting his new wife Cathy.

 

Mike Schleyhahn posted on 3/24/21

Dave, Mary Anne, and Duane, I send my deepest condolences for the loss of your Mother. I know what a difficult time this is, as I lost my Dad last year, and wanted you to know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. Audrey's passing took me back to a much simpler space in time to when we was growing up on Mars Avenue. She was always so very kind to me and for that, I will never forget her. Audrey clearly earned an express ticket straight to Heaven! With my Deepest Sympathies, Mike Schleyhahn

 

Bruce Henson posted on 3/24/21

I am heartbroken by the loss of my close friend David Thomas. He and I first met while working at Horace Mann, and kept in touch for many years after I moved out of state. Dave took me up flying one day, and showed me many acrobatic maneuvers that I still remember today. We got together many times over those years, and also when we returned to Springfield for a visit with friends and family. He will be missed.

 

 

Kate Hinegardner posted on 3/24/21

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend, Jeanne. David sure was an interesting fellow. I hope your fond memories of him will bring you and his family peace and comfort in the difficult days ahead...hugs to you my friend!!

 

Barbara Lomelino posted on 3/24/21

I remember Marlene from working at the Franklin Life, a very sweet lady!

 

Shirlee Clark posted on 3/24/21

I always considered Marlene and Fred special friends as spent many evenings picnicing at Lake Springfield Lake before we were married. We have kept in touch for over 60 years. Marlene was always gracious and a great friend.

 

Robert J Black posted on 3/24/21

The love our Mom had wasn’t containable. As a kid it was a little embarrassing that she’d chat with everyone...as an adult it was inspiring to see how easily she could strike up a conversation and amazing that she always got a smile and laugh out of strangers...she was my Mom. I am, and always will be, so proud and lucky to have you as my Mom...”Hey good lookin’, what’cha got cookin”’? Thanks to all for the condolences, it warms my heart

 

 

KAREN BLAIR posted on 3/24/21

PAT WAS LIKE A SECOND MOM TO ME ALWAYS AND SO MUCH MORE SO AFTER THE LOSS OF MINE. SHE WILL BE MISSED AND FOREVER LOVED. FLY FREE BUTTERFLY...LOVE, KAREN

 

 

Ron Kurza, IFDA Region 1 Director, Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory posted on 3/23/21

Mary, My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

 

Rosanne (Von Berg) Wiatrolik posted on 3/23/21

Mr. Kelly May the choirs of angels speed you to paradise. May the Lord enfold you in his mercy and behold your glorious face, the light of eternal peace alongside your wife forever. Vicki & family, we were out of town this weekend. Sorry that we missed the visitation. May God comfort you in your grief.

 

 

Dale Nelson posted on 3/23/21

So sorry Ben, thinking of u @Marj beautiful x- Mas card. She will missed very much

 

Drew Edwards posted on 3/23/21

Mary, although I never had the opportunity to meet your Mom I felt like I knew her through our conversations over the years. My sincere condolences to you and the entire family. It sounds like she was a true matriarch and I am sure she will be missed. What a wonderful life. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.............. Drew Edwards, Past President, Illinois Funeral Directors Association

 

Ronda Smith posted on 3/23/21

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Aunt Pat was one of a kind! I remember as a child I didn’t know quite how to take her sense of humor. I quickly learned it was her style and when she teased you, she actually really liked you. May she Rest In Peace in the arms of the Lord, Jesus.

 

Kathy Fitch (Ryan) posted on 3/23/21

Duane, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a very kind lady. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Thomas Kuizin posted on 3/23/21

Rick, so sorry to hear of your moms passing. you and denny and your familys are in my prayers

 

 

Tina Gosney posted on 3/22/21

Aunt Pat made the BEST tacos! My first was was made by her! She always joked and her laugh made me laugh! She was loved by all and I am only one of many!

 

Aland Smith posted on 3/22/21

I grew up next to John on the farm in Fairview, PA. I remember us memorizing the shorter Westminster catechism for which Grandma Saint paid us a nickel for each one. I believe we bought comic books with the proceeds. We were both St. Louis cardinal fans and enjoyed each other’s company. I will miss him greatly.

 

Pam (Selinger) Weisenborn posted on 3/22/21

Duane and Lori, I am very sorry for your loss. From reading your Mother’s obituary I wish I had known her. May God give you the strength to endure this tremendous loss. Hugs, my friends.

 

Barb Leaf posted on 3/22/21

I became a patient of Dr Saint soon after he started practicing in Springfield. He was a kind, caring, compassionate Christian doctor. My condolences to his family.

 

Michael A. Fleischli posted on 3/22/21

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Kelly. Mr. Kelly was a very nice person. I said a prayer for Mr. Kelly and the Kelly Family.

 

Elaine Sandoval posted on 3/22/21

Penny, I’m sending Prayers and love to you and all the family. I know how close you were to your Mama and my heart aches with you. Pat was a an awesome woman who raised an amazing, kind, caring and loving daughter! She did good!! Call me when you need to. ♥️

 

 

Tamara posted on 3/22/21

Sending prayers of comfort!! Love you Tony

 

Kent Trimble, Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home, Jefferson City, MO posted on 3/22/21

Christy and I extend our deepest sympathy to Mary and the Dye family on the passing of Mrs. Dye.

 

Jerome Lesicko posted on 3/22/21

Our heart felt condolences to you Mary. "A Mothers Love is Everlasting" From Lesicko Funeral Home, Livingston IL Jerome & Kathy Lesicko

 

 

Lisa Snow posted on 3/22/21

I am so sorry for your loss. I never met Audrey, but I feel like I know her through her amazing daughter! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

 

 

Jo posted on 3/22/21

Sending prayers and prayers

 

Clint davis posted on 3/22/21

Growing up in Westminster, ca on the same street as the Black family was a big part of my life. Pat Black was like a second mom to me. She was funny, protective, had a great laugh, and full of sarcastic wit. I always felt loved when I was there. She also would see right through the shenanigans robert and I would try and pull over her. I will miss her dearly. God is lucky to have her and hope to see her again some day!

 

 

Monica Vargas posted on 3/22/21

Although I never called you “mom” I felt your love and warmth. Thanks for always welcoming me into your family, I’ll never forget your kind words .

 

Bobby Black posted on 3/22/21

I love you grandma and all the times you offered the rest of your food to me

 

Penny Black posted on 3/22/21

Mom had a big personality & an even bigger heart. She welcomed everyone with open arms & made sure you had something to eat. She especially loved visits from friends who liked to play cards as it was her favorite pastime. Pepsi was her drink of choice. She’d take a couple big swigs & say, “Ahhh! Nothing like a Pepsi!” Mom had a saying for every occasion. Several were handed down from her folks. Every time she burped, she had to say, “Burp, said Wyatt Earp”. It was, “Okie Dokie, Wiskokie” when she was good with the plan & “Well, shit fire & save matches” when she wasn’t. The older she got, the more she became a big flirt. She’d sing the lyric, “Hey, good lookin’, whatcha got cookin...” to all the guys young & old just to watch them blush. When she broke her arm & was in the emergency X-ray room, she had everyone singing with her. The ER staff said, “She brightened our day” & “It was a pleasure to have met her”. Another song, “I love you a bushel & a peck” was for the children in her life. She has soothed many unsettled babies with that tune. As many friends & family can attest, her cooking was amazing. Mostly known for her fried chicken (just like her mother’s), meatloaf & tacos. There’s not enough room to list the fantastic meals she made. I don’t think any of us kids ever asked, “What’s for dinner?” We knew whatever it was would be great. She made the best impression & friendships were forever. There are no words to express how much I miss her.

 

 

Anthony R Black posted on 3/22/21

Love

 

Al Speck posted on 3/21/21

Barbara and I wish to express our condolences for your loss of a wonderful father and good friend, We couldn't attend the memorial service in person but we saw it on line. It was very well done.

 

Randy and Charlotte Black posted on 3/21/21

So sorry for your loss. I remember my mom's friendship with Pat. We are thinking of you all and sending thoughts and prayers.

 

Terri Summerson posted on 3/21/21

Love and Blessings from The Ruzic Family. We have many fond memories and hold so many stories, spoken from our parents, in our hearts ❤️ Dad and Pat were best buddies growing up and Fannie and Earl were so loving to all of us. What a wonderful childhood we had being raised with The Ramey’s. Pat and Dad are together again and I’m sure causing a stir. Love to All and always in our hearts ❤️

 

 

John Fleischacker posted on 3/20/21

Mike, I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. You and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. May your brother rest in eternal peace.

 

Dennis wynn and lori posted on 3/20/21

So sorry to hear Margie passed.. she was a real fighter and a very special lady..she will be missed

 

Cathy Showmaker posted on 3/20/21

We’re so sorry for your loss, Sue and Dan. Love you and keeping you in our thoughts.

 

Gary and Jean Taylor posted on 3/20/21

Mark and family, We were shocked to read of the loss of Janet. We have fond memories of your family as our neighbors. I remember Janet holding your youngest as she welcomed us to the neighborhood in 1988, and Gary remembers asking her how she shot after she had played golf. Such a neat lady. We will remember you and your family in our prayers.

 

Bill & Susan posted on 3/20/21

Kristine & Family We are here for you

 

Tina Gasparin Swann posted on 3/20/21

I am so sorry for the loss of Carol. She was always a sweet and caring friend. I will never forget her and her family that went before her. Including Cindy. We were best friends in high school and at one time sister in laws. She and her sisters Cathy and Christy were wonderful To hang out with when we were welcomed in their beautiful home. Our family loved her and the family! I’m just sad we didn’t get to see her for a few years due to my dad being ill. Prayers and Hugs to Cathy, Kaitie, Anna and all of the grand children and great grandchildren. RIP Carol with your heavenly family

 

Mel Kuntemeier posted on 3/20/21

My thoughts & prayers are with all of you at this time. God Bless !

 

Doris Duncan posted on 3/20/21

Always smiling,kind and caring,took the time to know his neighbors and gave more than 100%.That’s the Jim I knew at South Middle_—1983_-2005.

 

 

Brad Kessler posted on 3/20/21

Ben,so sorry to hear of Marjorie's passing. Always liked chatting with her at the campground, she will truly be missed. Thoughts and Prayers to the entire family. May she rest in Peace

 

Rusty I. Downs (Sparky) posted on 3/20/21

I am so very sorry for your loss. Marlene what a wonderful soul! Always thinking of others first and always having a kind and loving spirit towards others! I know exactly where she’s at and the Heavenly Choir has one more beautiful voice! May God wrap his loving arms around each of you as you mourn the loss of your loved one! She was one of God’s Best! My Deepest Sympathies.

 

 

Jeannie Walsh posted on 3/20/21

Beautiful service. Wish I could have been there in person but my heart was there with you all today. We will miss you Uncle Joe. Rest In Peace.

 

Sister Linda Noe, O.P. posted on 3/19/21

Heart-felt prayers for Janet, Dr. Kuhnke, and family.

 

Bob and Karen Davidson posted on 3/19/21

Jim and Family—our sincere condolences to you on the passing of your father. May you embrace the good memories. Prayers for your solace.

 

Munah Jallah posted on 3/19/21

In my African tradition we call our elders" Oldpa and Oldma" Oldpa Joe, I am out of words. you will be dearly missed. Oldpa Joe, was one of the friendly people that welcome me at CTK. always had a smile and joyful and was always greatful to see everyone. May God bless you on your journery home, may you be welcome in heavenly garden as you did here on earth. Oldpa Joe, as I affectionately called him, sleep well papa until we meet again.

 

Sue Perkins posted on 3/19/21

One of my best memories of Jim was meeting him in his classroom environment and realizing how fortunate his students were to have him for a teacher. I wish I could have been one of his students.

 

 

Judy. Ahrens posted on 3/18/21

Darren, I am so very sorry to hear of Mark passing... You and Mark The perfect couple.. I. saw. my dad in some of the pictures. my dad passed on December 30..1969...Call. me some. time...217. 638 8453

 

Linda Dowson posted on 3/18/21

We are so sorry for your loss, Our prayers are with you.

 

Tonja Hancock posted on 3/18/21

The death of a dear loved one is so difficult. We’re praying that God brings peace and comfort.

 

Mary Jo Easterday posted on 3/18/21

I love the picture of Jim that was chosen to honor him. That smile says it all. He was one of the nicest colleagues that I have ever known.

 

Denny Power posted on 3/18/21

Vicky,Pat,Tom,Jimmy and Denny sorry for your loss I thought the world of your mom and dad they where wonderful people ,miss em god bless you all

 

David Workman posted on 3/17/21

Hi Jeannie, Liane and Drew. I was Very sorry to hear about your mother. I actually just found out today in 2021. I hope to hear back from one of you and get in touch. It's been a long time.

 

Carol Gilbert posted on 3/17/21

Dear Jill and family. I was sorry to learn that your mom passed away. It has been a number of years since we played Bingo together. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Miss you.

 

Diane Winberg posted on 3/17/21

Cheri - I am so sorry for your loss. It will not be the same at Fritz's without your father at his seat! I like to think he has met up with Kathy and they are having some good laughs in Heaven!

 

Paul Saladino posted on 3/17/21

My condolences Vicky, Pat, Tom, Jim, and Denny. I was blessed to have two of the best coaches a person could learn from. Your dad and Mr Meckes influenced not only me but pretty much every kid in the neighborhood. 45yrs later and I still remember vividly in the huddle at practice with your dad either yelling at me (more like whispering) or laughing with me. We also had a lot of Cub/Cardinal banter going on. He will be missed but not forgotten.

 

 

Cyndy West posted on 3/17/21

Love you Cheri. My sympathies

 

Diane & Scottie Bevill posted on 3/17/21

What a blessing it was to meet Hal, initially at Peace Lutheran Church and then at Fritz's. It was such fun to talk with him, each time we found something new we had in common or found interesting. We will miss you at your corner but you will always be in our hearts. May you rest in peace.

 

Debbie Dhabalt McCoy posted on 3/17/21

Please know I am praying for your family. Loss is hard and grief is never far away so tears come easily. But he is in a better place, a thought that may bring you comfort.

 

Debbie Dhabalt McCoy posted on 3/17/21

Sympathies

 

Marvin Gillis posted on 3/17/21

My Lady and myself send our most sincere condolences. David was a great guy. Enjoyed seeing him at all the Scottish Rite meetings. He will be missed by us all.

 

Rick & Rose Turner posted on 3/17/21

Rick and I want to express our condolences during this difficult time. Losses are hard for everybody, and we hope that you know we’ll be here for anything you need.

 

Bill and Mary Imboden posted on 3/17/21

We are so sorry for your loss. May he Rest In Peace

 

Nancy Miller posted on 3/16/21

Jim was a master science teacher. His dedication to excellence was evident and his willingness to share all he knew helped many of us become better teachers. All the science teachers at Parkway South Middle would eat lunch together in our office in those days and we would have such a good time together talking and sharing stories. Jim is very much a part of those memories. We were like family; we were all science siblings!

 

Chip & Holly Schmadeke posted on 3/16/21

We have cherished our friendship over the years with you Hal. We will miss you very much, Fritz's won't be the same without you.

 

Susan and Ron Krause posted on 3/16/21

Whether it was at Fritz's, the Sangamo Club or most frequently, at Luther Memorial and, later, at Peace, always a pleasure to see and talk to Mr. Boede.

 

Jane Zachary posted on 3/16/21

I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.

 

Molly Rothwell posted on 3/16/21

So sorry to hear about madonnas passing been neighors for yrs thoughts n prayers with family

 

Marilyn Oaks posted on 3/15/21

Dear Bob and family! Sending love and sympathy to you in your loss of Gloria! I have such pleasant memories of you both, and Moose and Jennifer, during your attendance at Elliott Ave.Baptist church! May your faith sustain you now, in this time of sadness. We will all meet again in the place our Lord Jesus has prepared for us!! I'm 91, and take comfort in that promise! Blessings, Marilyn OAKS

 

Connie Ward(Nika) posted on 3/15/21

RIP Aunt Gloria. I will never forget you as you were my Godmother. You always filled the room with your laughter. Sending much love to Uncle Bob and family.

 

Susan Gibbs posted on 3/15/21

Dear Mark, Alicia, Drew and Matthew, We were so sorry to learn of Janet’s passing. We enjoyed so many diverse activities over the years - helping at DuBois School, shopping, sports, and stained glass. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.

 

Phillip Mullins posted on 3/15/21

Sorry for your loss. I knew Joseph from our days at the aillinois Secratary of States Office (Howlet building). Joseph always had a kind word and was respected by all who came in contact with him.

 

Lara posted on 3/15/21

I was a patient of Dr Saints for many years. He delivered my son in 2011. He was the most patient and compassionate Dr I have ever had. I ran into him at Sams Club a few years ago and he introduced me to his new wife and son, I know he didn't recognize me from his hundreds of patients through the years, but I am glad I took the time to tell him I was sorry that he retired and what a great doctor he was.

 

Diane Winberg posted on 3/15/21

I’m so sorry for your loss. Joseph was such a kind man. I had the honor of working with him at the Secretary of State. I would also see him at his grandson’s football games where my son played too. He will be greatly missed.

 

Bill Reid posted on 3/14/21

I remember Jim as the Chief of Illinek Lodge in Order of the Arrow while I was the secretary. I don’t think he liked the part which required wearing traditional Indian garb & headress.

 

Jim Tarr posted on 3/13/21

Nancy and family!. I knew your mom was not well. She was one of our Mom's best neighbor friends. I remember when the Cubs were playing and the weather was right mom would sit on the front porch and listen to the game with her phone. When something exciting would happen, She and Aggie would have to call each other and discuss it. I remember when Susan and I would come home, we would go to mass at St. Joseph's Church. Our seats were always right behind the Trello girls. She was so sweet and a good friend. Gain peace from the fact that Aggie and Betty will be cheering the Cubs on from their Box seat in heaven. You are all in our prayers..

 

Judy Goldammer posted on 3/13/21

I taught with Jim at Parkway South Middle. He was a very caring person and one of the very best teachers I have known. Rest in Peace!

 

Dave and Joyce Downey posted on 3/13/21

We are so sorry for the loss of Gloria. Please accept our sympathy. Lots of fond memories from the coaching days. Dave and Joyce

 

Bill Sheehan posted on 3/13/21

Jim was a classmate of mine at Griffin High School. I'll never forget when, upon receiving his diploma at our graduation ceremony in 1971, he casually gave the "peace" sign to the audience! Jim, may you now be enjoying everlasting peace in the presence of Our Lord! Sincerest sympathy to Jim's family. He was really a good guy!

 

Ron Horwedel posted on 3/13/21

I met Joe in 1963 at Oceana Naval Air Station where he was serving his active duty time. We became friends then and we would occasionally run in to each other over the years. A fine man....so sorry for your loss.

 

Brenda Schawitsch posted on 3/13/21

Dr. Saint was my Dr. for many years,he was wonderful ,caring and kind . He will be missed. My condolences to the family.

 

Terry L Huffman posted on 3/13/21

Met Mr. kohlrus at Marian Center where I often browsed in search of books/music. He wd. give recommendations and chat a bit if time allowed. RIP Mr. Kohlrus.

 

Lois Cory posted on 3/13/21

We sure will miss Gloria. We loved her like so many others and especially the entire Nika family. We had so many fun times together over so many years and we have been so blessed and are so thankful for having her in our family.

 

James Maloney posted on 3/13/21

May you find comfort in your memories of Jay! He is missed by all of us at Quest! I’m grateful to have known him!

 

Dwayne "Allen" Jack posted on 3/12/21

To my brother with spirit and soul, may you shine down upon the family and help guide them through their time of sorrow.

 

 

Lisa Richardson posted on 3/12/21

Our hearts are heavy, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Pat and family. Jay has been reunited with Ryan. We hope your love and fond memories can bring you comfort as you go through this journey of loss.

 

Kelly Griffin Powell posted on 3/12/21

What a special lady!! She was a bonus mom to her children’s friends. She was quick to share, quick to laugh, and quick to have a great time. Some of our best family memories include the Nika family . Rest in eternal peace Gloria.

 

Gloria jack Egnew posted on 3/12/21

Love you uncle Harold. Aunt Lorraine and family I send my prayers to the family. Lots of hugs and love

 

 

JANICE KELTY posted on 3/12/21

Sis, You are the best sister I could have ever had I enjoyed all are time so much I will never forget and all the good times we shared till the end. You are my rock and best friend and and truely the best sister I could have ever had.Thanks for all the time we had shared. Your Loving Little Sister Janie

 

Sheila Presbrey posted on 3/12/21

All of us at Famous Salon wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Lorraine, Sheree, Buddy and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you May you receive peace in the memories you share

 

Sheila Walk, Springfield Area Arts Council posted on 3/12/21

Say not in grief 'he is no more' but in thankfulness that he was. (Hebrew Proverb) We send sincere sympathy to Jay's family and friends.

 

Tony and Lori Ruzic posted on 3/12/21

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. God bless you.

 

Lindsey High posted on 3/12/21

I was a patient of Dr.Saints for almost 15 years. He was a kind and caring doctor who took the time to calm a very young and nervous mother to be. I will forever cherish a beautiful photo he took of my youngest daughter at an appointment to check on my second baby. My thoughts and prayers to the family during this sad time....

 

Gloria Smith posted on 3/12/21

So sorry for your loss. We never met but share a name and family. Betty Lowder Wallace’s daughter, Gloria Smith, Virden.

 

Kay Sill posted on 3/12/21

Aunt Gloria was always smiling and sweet to me. Her laughter was loud and she liked to have fun! I was blessed to have her as an Aunt and I twill never forget her!❤️

 

Margie Adkins posted on 3/12/21

I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you.

 

Sheila Z. Beebe posted on 3/12/21

Truly a wonderful, talented, and kind gentleman! You will be missed, Jay! My daughters and granddaughters loved to dance as Jay played german music for our Oktoberfests for several years. Jay’s work with organ donation brought an awareness to so many. My sincere condolences to his wife and family.

 

Debi Hergett Tracy posted on 3/12/21

My sympathy goes out to Irene's family. My parents and I lived next door on Garfield for some years until my mother passed away. I remember baby sitting with her kids. I used to love seeing Al and Irene at the hockey games in town and other events and catching up with them. Such a sweet lady. I know she will be missed by all who knew her. I was just thinking about her the other day.

 

Ann Moore Anderson posted on 3/11/21

Aherin family, I just heard about your mom’s passing. What a wonderful woman. She will be missed by all. My sincere condolences to your family.

 

Dan and Sandy Parrish, Auburn posted on 3/11/21

We are so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed being around Donnie, and Sandy enjoyed having Albert in her class here in Auburn. Prayers for the family.

 

Lisa, Jourdan, and Alex Rothschild posted on 3/11/21

Dr. Saint was my doctor for several years. He was always very polite and nice. My husband Jourdan and him shared an interest of photography. They had some interesting discussions on photography . He just seemed like a good friend as well as a good doctor. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. Prayers for all his family and friends. Lisa, Jourdan and Alex Rothschild

 

Mary Rose Ciotti McQuellon posted on 3/11/21

Sharon and family - I wanted to express my condolences for the loss of your beloved mother . She was a very nice lady . I will her and your family in my thoughts and prayers .

 

Janice Miller posted on 3/11/21

I worked with Dr. Saint a number of years ago and he was by far one of the kindest doctors I have ever worked with. I thought his name was fitting for him. What a wonderful man, he will be missed!!!

 

Lynn Harbison posted on 3/11/21

Dr. Saint had compassion for his patients, he listened and he wanted to make you feel better. He loved photography and it showed. What a nice man and I’m glad he took over for Dr. John Marty and became my Doctor! Please accept my deepest sympathy to his family.

 

Karen Woodrum posted on 3/11/21

So sorry to hear of your Mom passing, what a life she had. She was so loved by all of you. Prayers to each of you

 

T.C. Roesch posted on 3/11/21

So sorry for your loss. I had such great memories with the Peek family! Such a sad loss, but grateful he is with our Lord and no more suffering. May God give you all peace & understanding during this difficult time.

 

Carol J. Vincent posted on 3/11/21

Nancy, I agree with Sue Feger--whenever I go by your Mom's house on Walnut, I think of you. I don't think I ever met your mother, but I do remember dropping you off at that house years (and years...) ago. I just lost my mom in November at 95 years old. Even though you know they had a long life and the end is coming, it still hurts to lose them. But she will always be there in your heart and in your memories.

 

Randy peek posted on 3/10/21

Hey bro I just wanted to say to you that with how your life was we as a family we was there with you thought the good times and bad times in the passed few years things became harder and harder for you. But you never complain you just roll with the punches I seen the every day struggle and I know you can rest now with this being said ...... we all love you j and we will miss your smile and your laughter and hearing your voice with how your life was we were so happy to gain so much more with all the years that you change doctors opinions on your life span I just want to say I love you I miss talking to you but until we meet again love you bro

 

sue feger posted on 3/10/21

Nancy; condolences to you and your family. Her house on Walnut will always be Mrs. Dahlkamp's house. Sue and Craig Feger

 

Rebecca Williams posted on 3/10/21

Dr. Saint was a gentle and kind Christian physician . My sympathies and may God comfort you during this time. Knowing a reunion is yet to come.

 

Carlene Bates and Mary Giesing posted on 3/10/21

Thinking of you. Loved visiting with Irene a few weeks ago. Will miss you all. Sorry we will be out of town during the services.

 

Dee Warren posted on 3/10/21

Nicole im so sorry to hear about your grandma... We all know shes sitting up there in heaven sipping in some good wine.. I love you girl...

 

Vose Family posted on 3/10/21

Rick, sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

 

Cher Fisher posted on 3/10/21

Allison, Jason and I grieve with you over the loss of Your mother/grandmother. We love you, Cher

 

Ed Santarelli posted on 3/10/21

Rick, so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Cherish all the memories you had together. Please accept my condolences.

 

Kay Peet posted on 3/10/21

I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a sweet lady and I always enjoyed talking with her. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.

 

Tracey Diczban posted on 3/10/21

Rick, So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy for you and your family.

 

Michael Short posted on 3/9/21

I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. She will be in my thoughts and prayers

 

Erin paris and family posted on 3/9/21

Rick and family, so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you,

 

Julie Bodine Mueller posted on 3/9/21

Peek Family, My heart breaks for your loss of JR. Having known him since we were small children I will always remember him with a smile on his face and kind words to say. Heaven has gained another angel.

 

Armand Prosperini posted on 3/9/21

Darrell and Traci I am sorry for your loss. May he R I P

 

Kim Lascelles posted on 3/9/21

Rick & Family I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was such a nice lady. I remember going with her & Rick to Peoria Paradice on a bus for a night of gambling. We had such a fun evening!

 

Sheila Presbrey posted on 3/9/21

All of us at Famous Salon wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Donny's parents and family. We were blessed to have been a part of his life for so many years. We will miss his smile and many stories. Fly high with the angels Donny. We're going to miss you!

 

Katie Ambrose posted on 3/8/21

I enjoyed getting to know Janet on the tennis court. We had such a fun group of ladies that exemplified live, laugh, love. We have missed Janet and continue to pray for her and the family during this sad time.

 

Jan Galassi (formerly Foster) posted on 3/8/21

Dear Vickie & Bob, I happened to view the Public Notices in the IT and saw that Ray had passed. I'm sooo sorry for your loss. We sure had good memories of the boys playing in Knollwood subdivision. Take care & praying for you <3

 

Brenda Books posted on 3/8/21

I did not know Mrs. Aherin; but if she is anything at all like her youngest son (Rick) she was full of life and always happy to anyone she met. My heart is sadden and my sympathy goes out to the family. May she rest in peace.

 

Nancy Caccamo posted on 3/8/21

My sincere condolences are with you and your son. I pray for peace, strength and courage for you both as you go through this difficult time. I have you in thoughts and prayers. All my love.

 

Tracy Dorrough (Goodall) posted on 3/8/21

So sorry for your loss

 

Julie Peart posted on 3/8/21

Brenda & family - sorry to hear about your brother Donnie's passing. Sending prayers and good memories to help ease your loss during this difficult time.

 

 

Ted posted on 3/8/21

Sorry to hear of this loss to the family. Praying for strength and guidance during this difficult time.

 

 

Edna Luckey-Vaughn posted on 3/8/21

I’m so very sorry for your loss.Donnie was always smiling and had that one of a kind laugh! May you all find comfort in his memory.God Bless.

 

 

Linda Esper posted on 3/8/21

Rest In Peace.

 

Jane Arbuthnot posted on 3/8/21

Mark and family So sorry to hear about the loss of Janet She was a very sweet person amd such a loss to all of you Words cannot express my sadness at hearing the news of her passing Please have comfort knowing she was such a lovely person to my entire family God Bless all of you

 

Theresa Luttrell posted on 3/7/21

Prayers for the Family

 

Nona Acton posted on 3/7/21

My thoughts and prayers to the family

 

Molly Grady Risse posted on 3/7/21

My condolences, go out to the whole Family. He was a wonderful guy, and I loved his stories, when we went into, the Supper Club. This is one, Beautiful, Obituary. What a fulfilling life. God Bless All, and prayers, your way

 

Molly Grady Risse posted on 3/7/21

To the Whole Good Family, we would like to send our condolences. Mr.Good was a wonderful man, I knew him, when our Family lived three doors down from each other, when I was growing up on a State Street. What a great Family!! All of the kids on our block had so much fun together, so many fond memories. You then moved, and it wasn’t until, I ran into Jill Good, who worked with my husband. John and I were attending a social event, and in walks Bobby and Jill Good. Such a small world. Both Chuck and Helene, joined us at other outings. I loved them Both. God Bless you All, and Prayers your Way❤️

 

Molly Risse posted on 3/7/21

Dr. Kuhnke and Family, I am so sorry, to hear of your loss. I will be keeping you all in my prayers. God Bless you All, and Prayers your Way

 

Isabel y Carlos Ramos posted on 3/7/21

Cristy. Acompañandolos en estos momentos por la partida de John. Lo recordamos muy sonriente cuando disfrutaba de las flores de mi jardín tomandole fotografías Él disfruta de los Jardines de la casa de Dios. Un gran abrazo para ti y Marty

 

Grant & Claudia Warren posted on 3/6/21

Dr. Kuhnke and family - so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Larry and Rose Haas posted on 3/6/21

Mark, so sorry to hear of your loss of Janet. Your beautiful family is in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Pam Weisenborn posted on 3/6/21

Dr. Kuhnke and family, I am sorry to read about the loss of your beautiful wife and mother. May God give you strength and comfort as you cope with this loss.

 

von Liski family posted on 3/6/21

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Janet was a true treasure and inspiration!! She always brightened everyone’s day: Her smile; her zest; her personality plus; her talents; her love of family and friends; her sharing time with others; her caring and understanding; her more-than-wonderful joy!!! Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. We will always cherish our memories of Janet. Peace. Randy, Mary, Brandon, Caitlin

 

 

Sonja posted on 3/5/21

Lots of memory's working at SIU OB/GYN with him. Prayers to the family

 

Timothy Nicoud posted on 3/5/21

Mark and family Judy and are sorry to hear of Janets passing. You all are in our thought and prayers.

 

Ronnie & Catina Skipper posted on 3/5/21

Tom was such a blessing in our lives. He always had a smile and made others laugh. We will continue to pray for all of you as you grieve a great man, father, brother, grandpa, great grandpa, and friend. He was a light that will continue to shine from Heaven. Rest well, dear friend. You will always be in our hearts.

 

Mercedes Figeac posted on 3/5/21

Cristy mis oraciones para ti y la familia. Un abrazo a la distancia y que Dios de consuelo y fortaleza a todos ustedes en estos momentos de dolor. Descanse en paz John, su alma ha regresado al lado de Dios y desde los cielos velará por todos ustedes

 

Mark Hilliard posted on 3/5/21

Jim, So very sorry for your loss. I had forgotten that your dad worked for the phone company with my dad. My prayers are with you and your family

 

Shelly Klinger posted on 3/5/21

I’m so very sorry to hear of the loss of such a kind man. It was a pleasure walking in the garden with you both. May God give you comfort and strength.

 

 

Jonathan Roe posted on 3/5/21

Good man will miss him

 

 

Jonathan Roe posted on 3/5/21

Good man

 

Nancy y Guillermo Maza posted on 3/5/21

Thanks for your friendship and for all the moment share with my family in El Salvador ;

 

Judy Van Hagen posted on 3/4/21

Kay and I met at the Motor Boat Club. She was a very special person. She didn't know a stranger and was a gracious lady. Kay, you are missed by so many. We wish we had been able to say goodbye. Condolences to Kate, Avie and Kay's remaining family and to all her friends who miss her. May Kay's memory be a blessing.

 

 

Jim & Jane Cribbett posted on 3/4/21

Jim and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be you all during the days and weeks to come.

 

Kathy Germeraad posted on 3/4/21

So sorry for your loss. Please know that Randy and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. I hope your memories of your Dad will bring you comfort.

 

HELEN SPANN posted on 3/4/21

Dickie, Pam was such a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed so very much by myself and the Bunco group. We loved her like family. So sorry for your loss.

 

Shirley Dorr posted on 3/4/21

So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Was unable to attend the visitation due to prior appointment. Fondly remember our favorite next door neighbors. I know he will be missed.

 

Krista, Mark and Salem Jessup posted on 3/3/21

Jackie, Ron, Mike, Sarah, Brian and Katie, we are so sorry to hear about Pam, she was truly an angel and always had a smile on her face and was a joy to be around ... heaven is a little brighter because of her light .. our thoughts and prayers are with you

 

 

Amanda Polley posted on 3/2/21

Heaven gained a beautiful soul. Love you Aunt Pam

 

Mark and Joanne Coady posted on 3/1/21

I was so sorry to hear about Rex passing. He and I shared many good times in our younger years. He really liked going to watching the motorcycle races with me many years ago. We had some wild times too and some pretty good poker games. Rex sure enjoyed life and I will surely miss him. Till we meet again good friend. Mark Coady.

 

 

Mary & Kelly Pressler posted on 3/1/21

He will be missed, but will live forever in our memory

 

Scott and Judy Bauser posted on 3/1/21

I so sorry to here of Steve's passing. He and I worked at the state together spent a lot of time in the old re ordered warehouse and on the road in the truck together. He was a great man, and always hold a special place in my wife and my heart. Rest in Peace Steve PLAY THE BLUES BROTHER, PLAY THE BLUES.

 

Rosanne Wiatrolik posted on 2/28/21

My sympathy to Joe's family. You were such a joy & very special to him. I enjoyed working with him on activities like; Bible studies & Lenten presentations, also seeing him at meetings for the Parkinson Central IL Foundation. His genuine warm smile & gentle manner put you at ease and made you feel truly special. He always had a positive outlook on how things would turn out. You and his soul will be in my prayers. Thank you, Lord, for sharing Joe with us.

 

Lou Ann Mack Corrigan posted on 2/28/21

Sincere condolences to Joe’s family. The MarianCenter is deeply indebted to Joe for his faithful service as a volunteer for over 20 years. Joe also served the CTK choir and the music community in Springfield for many years. Joe’s talent, kindness and humor will be missed. May he Rest In Peace.

 

 

Angie posted on 2/28/21

Teresa was a good friend. Gone but not forgotten. Much love sister

 

Skutt family posted on 2/28/21

Joe was a very special and kind man, and a friend to our whole family. We are so sorry for your loss. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen Paul, Shani, Zach and Nick

 

Don and Bonnie Boyce posted on 2/27/21

We will always remember Joe’s smile and we always enjoyed his bass playing. Our deepest sympathy and may you find comfort as you remember Joe.

 

Barb and Rich Long posted on 2/27/21

Mary Ann and family, We are so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Condolences to you and the family at this sad time, and God Bless all of you.

 

PAULA BAILEY posted on 2/27/21

Randy and Ronnie: I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I will always remember his easy smile and friendly manner. Peace and Prayers to the whole family. Take care Paula (Vose) Bailey

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 2/26/21

To the family of Madonna. What a fantastic person. I worked at The FRANKLIN when Madonna was there. I consider it an honor to have known her and called her a friend. I remember some great times bowling with her. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Bill Kayma posted on 2/25/21

Jim was more than an uncle to me, I considered him my best friend. Although we were 5 years apart, we both came home from the service, he Army and me Marine Corps, around the same time and started our careers. I have many happy memories of the time we spent together and I will miss him very much. My deepest sympathies to Mary Ann and his family. May he rest in peace with the Lord!

 

Steve and Mary Valasek posted on 2/25/21

Sorry to hear about your mom's passing. May you find some comfort within the memories of her. Thinking and praying for you and your family.

 

Jim Booth posted on 2/25/21

Worked for Charlie at 1st & Ash in the early ‘70s. He was the best. Would do anything for anybody. Will always remember him.

 

Linda Vose McQuinn posted on 2/25/21

Uncle Jim, I will truly miss you. Your smile, your laugh and your corny jokes. You were always such a big part of my childhood and adult life. May you Rest In Peace, Kiss to you and give Aunt Sug a kiss from me. Love you both always now and until we meet again.

 

Cookie olander posted on 2/25/21

I will be with you in spirit praying for Uncle Bill. Love from Niece, Cookie Olander from Ave Maria, Florida

 

Kimberly Moors posted on 2/24/21

You were more than an Uncle to me. You were like a Dad. You and Aunt Gloria gave me a safe place growing up. I will be looking for you at the gates of Heaven when the Lord calls me home. I will miss you and keep my memories in my heart forever. Thank you for all your kindness. Love you Uncle Jim.

 

Beth posted on 2/24/21

Big Jim was more than my husbands uncle, he was his best friend....I adored him and may he Rest In Peace.

 

Meri Kayma Lee posted on 2/24/21

Uncle Jimmy was a truly funny man and the life of the party. His smile and laughter will be missed.

 

Ruth (Vondal) Cameron posted on 2/24/21

Brother Joel Marc Rousseau was a classmate of mine - I remember Brother Joel Marc being a very devoted Christian then in high school - so sorry for your loss & Thank you Brother Joel Marc for making a difference with our youth!!!

 

Doug Barringer posted on 2/24/21

Cindy, Becky, Bob and Mike So sorry to see the news of your mom. Very nice lady and so happy I got the chance to see her this past summer. I visit your dad frequently on my walks thru the cemetery. I'll add your mom.

 

 

Tamarra posted on 2/23/21

Hey mom i miss u so much its been 6 years now, I wonder what it would be like if u were still here. I miss u every day, i hope u are proud of your baby girl

 

Jodie Edmonds posted on 2/23/21

Stephanie & Bradley, I just heard about the loss of your Mom and Grandmother. I am so sorry, she was a wonderful lady. You both are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Nancy J. Wetmore posted on 2/23/21

So sorry to hear of Mary Lou's passing. She was a fantastic neighbor. We shared many friendly conversations, and I was really sorry when she left the neighborhood!

 

Alan Fox posted on 2/23/21

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. It's always difficult to lose a parent but especially your last parent. To all the Disco children and the entire family I pray that God gives each of you the gift of His Peace. Lean on the memories Mom left for you!

 

 

Judy Pickens posted on 2/23/21

My mother Mary Frances Tribuzzi fondly remembers her cousin.

 

Glen & Patsy Mester posted on 2/23/21

Sorry to learn of your mother's passing.

 

 

Michelle Bardwell posted on 2/23/21

You gave me the best 25 years of my life...I will walk thru this world with your beautiful smile and the 3 beautiful kids you gave me...life will never be the same without you but I believe your heart gave out because you gave it all to me...life will never be the same without you...but I know you will carry me thru like you always have...I LOVE YOU DUNK

 

 

Michelle Bardwell posted on 2/23/21

You were my best friend and the love of my life...your happiness will always carry me thru life....you gave me the best 25 years of my life and 3 great children...I will always carry on your smile...I love you so much Ray Bardwell...life will never be the same without my Dunk

 

Diane Schlindwein posted on 2/22/21

It was an honor to know and work with Brother Joel Marc. He was faith-filled and had a wonderful, ornery sense of humor. Following his retirement, every time I spoke with him he told me that he prayed for me and my family every day, especially the little grandbabies. When I asked how he felt, he always was upbeat, no matter what health issue he was having. Rest in God's peace, Brother Joel. I will miss your calls.

 

Judy Butler posted on 2/21/21

Linda and family, I was so sorry to hear about Charlie's passing. You are on my heart and in my prayers, Linda. I shall always have fond memories of Charlie.

 

Angela (Bartolomucci) Heitz posted on 2/21/21

Bill, so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Susan Mckitrick posted on 2/21/21

Love you cousin with all my heart glad I got to visit with you in Tulsa Oklahoma never forgotten

 

Chuck Baumgardner posted on 2/21/21

You know there are but few people you meet in life that the moment they speak to you the voice in your head say "I really like this guy!" and that is how I felt about Louie. The man had it, he sang to me, told me things I didn't know, served me my drinks and loaned me books. He was a character. He is gone now but I will never forget him, no one like him. I salute you Louie.

 

Linda Waddell posted on 2/21/21

I will miss that beautiful smile of Ray's whenever he entered a room! A beautiful soul has entered Heaven for sure! My heart goes out to Michelle and the Family! A wonderful man gone way to soon!

 

 

Linda (Egnot) Pappas posted on 2/21/21

Susan, I’m sorry for your loss & that of the entire family. Prayers for strength & comfort.

 

 

Lori Lewis posted on 2/21/21

Words alone can’t express the genuine Love that Ray has and always will for Michelle!! He will be truly missed !!! He was the nicest guy you would ever meet and a GREAT cook!!! My Prayers and Love to you and your Family Luv u Michelle

 

Linda (West) Kennett posted on 2/20/21

Susan and family, I am saddened to hear of Cousin Louie’s passing. My deepest sympathy for your loss. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Dave Bakke posted on 2/20/21

I first met Louie at Boyd's Restaurant over on the east side. Listening to Louie and Al Boyd was a crash course in a certain kind of Springfield history. Louie had a million stories -- some I could even print in the SJ-R without getting both of us into trouble! In later years, he was a regular at the counter at Jungle Jim's on Peoria Road and I would go there to enjoy his and Sue's company. He told me when I retired from the newspaper that stocks in coffee companies all over the world would sink. I met a lot of unforgettable characters in my 30-plus years at the SJ-R. Louie was in the top five. RIP buddy. Condolences to Sue and the rest of the family.

 

Gene Fore posted on 2/20/21

Dear Susan, I was dewply saddened to hear of Louie's passing even though it was expected. I have nothing but fond memories of Louie, borh as an employer, and as a breakfast mate. He had an endless supply of stories and I tired of being regaled by his humerus anecdotes. He personified the term raconteur, and I'm sure he will be missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to make his acquaintance. Please extend my heartfelt sympathy to Mike and Bob and the rest of Louie's family. R.I.P. Luigi. Sincerely, Gene(Jane) Fore

 

 

Larry and Bev Shafer posted on 2/20/21

Sorry for lost.

 

Cat posted on 2/20/21

I always called her Constance, because it's how I think of her. I was honored to be her midwife, forever impressed by her quiet, steadfast courage & strength. see you later, DearHeart.

 

robert redpath posted on 2/19/21

family....sorry for your loss...will miss the only man i thought to be a better bullshooter than I....he was a joy to kid around with....

 

Kathy posted on 2/19/21

Connie was #3 of the "superb Six" cousins. We all wanted to get together to celebrate turning 70 back in Nov when the 1st started it off but the damn Co-vid got in the way. Now Connie doesn't get her turn. A dear cousin and great friend all of my life! I know you will find some "way" to join us when we do finally get together. Taken too soon from all of us, leaving our hearts breaking. Love and miss you.

 

Andrea Deeds posted on 2/19/21

Sincere condolences to Susan and family. Louie lived a long, full life and made many friends throughout the years who will never forget his dazzling personality and exceptional kindness. I worked for him at the Supper Club forty years ago as a bartender . He was respected and admired by everyone. His passing leaves a sadness over Springfield.

 

Lynn Lyons posted on 2/19/21

We were so sad to hear of Connie's passing. My sister and I mourn the loss and remember her so fondly. We reminisced about one time in particular years ago when we had the opportunity to sit on the beach with Connie and visit for a good long time while the kids frolicked. She made that day perfect. Connie was smart and funny. Sending love and my condolences to all the family.

 

 

Connie english posted on 2/19/21

I loved hearing stories with louie.i worked at gabs for 23 yrs.will miss u my friend!

 

Harry & Janet Baggerly posted on 2/19/21

Susan and family. We were sorry to hear of your loss.. May God give you comfort and peace at this time..

 

Lara Wedeking-Marshall posted on 2/19/21

So sorry to hear of Connie's passing. Thinking of Allegra and Bernie during this time.

 

Paula Whitcomb posted on 2/19/21

Norma,James and Rhonda I'm so very sorry to hear of John's Passing .He'll always hold a special place in my heart .Prayers for you all during this difficult time and may god watch over you all.

 

Angela Tuley posted on 2/18/21

I miss you so much honey. This is the hardest thing Ive ever had to do.

 

Ann Patch posted on 2/18/21

I was looking at an old photo album with some photos of Fort Huachuca in 1960/62. John and Carrol were our best friends when my late husband was stationed there. I am sorry for your loss and remember well, you, John and the babies. Deepest condolences to you all. Ann Patch

 

Bob Stankoven posted on 2/18/21

To Susan and family my condolences for your loss. I remember going to the Supper Club to meet Butch, to going to Gabatonis RIP LOUIE THE BEST BARTENDER IN SPRINGFIELD.

 

Arlene Dodd Lane posted on 2/18/21

Susan and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. The last time I attempted to see Louie, he had been sentenced to a nursing care facility. I went in, asked what room... was told he was no longer there - “his wife took him home.” My heart smiled - big. I did see Mr. & Mrs. at a “Don Ryan Lime Street Treat” some time after that - out and about again, and both looking great. My dad (Arlo Dodd) & Louie, both about 12, were swimming in the Sangamon River. Louie saw Dad struggling. He quickly took action & saved his life. I would not be here today, had Louie not simply been just being himself - loving others. I expect a line to see him is already forming, as he will be tending at the busiest place in Heaven. May God Bless all of you in this major loss.

 

Otto Fafoglia posted on 2/18/21

So sorry to hear about Louie. Knew him from Prairie Cardio Class and it was always fun to talk with Louie. He knew more people and had so many experiences that he should have written a book. He was a memorable guy, friendly and down to earth. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him and especially his wife, Sue, and his family. Condolences to them.

 

 

Jim & Jane Cribbett posted on 2/18/21

Susan & family: We, Jane and I, are so sorry for your loss. You two were very lucky to have traveled so much the past few years. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Andrei Neuhaus posted on 2/18/21

Our deepest sympathy. To a wonderful lady.

 

Jack & Vanna Sandhaas posted on 2/18/21

Louie has been a friend for over 60 years. It was always a good time with Louie. No matter where we went or what we did, we always had fun. So many times and so many stories. RIP my very good friend.

 

Connie DeWitt posted on 2/18/21

So very sorry for your loss. He made lots of Memories for everyone here in Springfield. God Bless you Susie and all of your Family in your time of grief.....Connie DeWitt ( Chesapeake, waited on you many times, and Jim played at his Supper Club, thanks to Mike) My husband had the Greatest respect for your Husband......

 

Sue Davies-Yoggerst posted on 2/18/21

To Charlie’s family. Charlie took care of my car for many years at his station at 1sr & Ash. Even after I moved further away from his station, I still came back because of Charlie and the service he provided. My car had a battery problem that frustrated him but he always came to “jump start” my car wherever I was. A life well lived! My sincere condolences.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 2/18/21

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts and prayers. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Mark Montalbano posted on 2/18/21

We loved going into Gabatonies to see Louie. He had so many stories and loved making people feel good when you were in there. He was old school always wearing a dress shirt and a tie. He will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

 

Velda Hayden Plopper posted on 2/18/21

My sympathy on the loss of Charles. My folks Joe and Sylvia Hayden knew Robert and Jane and I played with all of you when your folks lived near Tice. So sorry to hear of your loss of Charles. My folks Joe and Sylvia Hayden knew Robert and Jane and I got to visit and play with you when you lived near Tice. I have many fond memories we always had so much fun together.

 

Helen Moose posted on 2/17/21

I met Mae when I started working at Family Medicine over 20 years ago. She was a great person and always had our patients best interests at heart. She also always worked with my crazy schedule. Not only did we share SIU, but also Muni memories from way back. She will be truly missed. My prayers to your family at this difficult time.

 

Deanna Courier posted on 2/17/21

Mae and I worked together for several years. She was a friend, great work buddy, and fun to be around. I have and will miss her. Prayers and sympathy to her family.

 

Tom Feger posted on 2/17/21

Gene, you have my deepest sympathy on you daughter's passing. I'm sorry I won't be able to attend the service for her as I am in Florida. I'll see you when I get back.

 

Bill Reid posted on 2/17/21

My Dad, Bob Reid, & I frequently showed up around lunchtime to enjoy going to lunch with Charlie. I also worked for Charlie for a while. A fine man who will truly be missed. Bill Reid

 

 

Sara posted on 2/17/21

Your great stories always brightened my day! Charles you will be missed!

 

Barb posted on 2/17/21

What a wonderful person, full of life. Such a strong person, who will be so dearly missed. I didn't get to spend alot of time with Connie, but the times we all had together will be remembered and makes me smile. Rest in Peace my friend.

 

The Ellwood Family posted on 2/17/21

We will always remember Maenell for how kind she was to our family! She was a great friend and neighbor to my aunt Mary Beth Maloney and Grandma Emily Maloney. She would invite us over for dinners and swimming and was always so welcoming! I remember her always laughing. She will be so missed.

 

Iris Wesley posted on 2/17/21

Mae was a great friend and co-worker. She has many friends at SIU who remember her as a kind and helpful person who patients loved. My condolences to her family.

 

Stephanie Schoenherr posted on 2/17/21

Wil Always be thankful for you having a chance to get to know you! Miss You Much and "I'll be loving you always".

 

Christina Grams Smith posted on 2/17/21

Mae was one of kind, a great friend and a great person. When I started at SIU Mae welcomed me with open arms and was always willing to help out whenever I needed her. She did everything she could to make sure she was an advocate for patients and she was truly SIU STRONG. She will be greatly missed, Thoughts and prayers to the family.

 

 

Maureen posted on 2/17/21

You left us too soon, our hearts are broken, I will always remember the great times growing up. You will be missed by family and friends, my sweet dear cousin.

 

James Bakunas posted on 2/17/21

My condolences. Stacy and I became friends when I sat in front of her in Sophomore Geometry class. She had a good sense of humor and an easy laugh. May you all be comforted from Heaven.

 

An Old Friend posted on 2/16/21

RIP

 

William A Schoedel posted on 2/16/21

John was a great guy. He cut my grass and always dropped by on his bike to visit with us. I am sorry for your loss, I will miss him dearly. Bill

 

Phil Clarke posted on 2/16/21

Charlie was a great man who would do anything to help you out. I am a better person for have knowing and being around him. God bless you my friend!!!

 

Tom Breidenbaugh posted on 2/16/21

So sorry to hear about Dick's passing. As a fellow lutheran and employee at Hobbs, Dick and I talked a lot about many things - about work and about our faith. I remember our times walking to work together, playing golf, and working on projects in the model shop at work. My sincere condolenace to the Wieties family. Tom Breidenbaugh Trinity Luth Church - Edinburg IL; Grace Luth Church - Winter Haven FL.

 

Rich Frankenfeld posted on 2/15/21

Sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Dick was a leader at St. John's when I was growing up. When I was in high school and volunteered to be an usher, he was the teacher, organizer and supporter of all ushers. He was kind and generous. Caring and loving. St John's lost a leader. He will be missed!

 

Jack & Moe Kornfeld posted on 2/15/21

We miss you neighbor all of our afternoon chats and the many interesting stories, the beautiful jig saw puzzles you created, the shy humming bird you and I chased around your garage for an hour lot's of good memories Bill, you are missed my friend.

 

Judith Knudsen posted on 2/15/21

My sympathy to you Trevor, your father and the rest of the family. May she rest in peace. Love to you all at this time,

 

Elaine Urekar posted on 2/14/21

So very sorry to learn of Mr. Wieties' passing. He will be remembered as a kind and generous man. I attended school with his son, Rich, and then was fortunate enough to become his & Wilma's neighbor several years later. I always enjoyed the conversations we had when the weather was pleasant & yard work was in full bloom. May God wrap his family & friends in His Loving & Caring Arms and grant them Peace & Comfort during this time of grief... Hugs To All.

 

Mary Bateman posted on 2/14/21

We met your father when he reconnected with our mother, Ann Fitzgerald. They went to grade school together and he would come and visit her. He was such a sweet and caring man. I feel lucky to have known him, even if it was only for a short time. Mom passed away in 2018.

 

Grace Long posted on 2/14/21

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Jean Long posted on 2/14/21

A very good man. Personable and caring.

 

Floyd T Schleyhahn posted on 2/14/21

To the Wieties Family, I am so very sorry to read of your Dad’s passing in the paper. Your Dad was such an inspiration to all who were blessed to have known him. I will never forget all that he did for my grandpa (Earl Rutherford) after my grandma passed away. Your Dad was always available—no matter the place or the hour, your Dad would be there for him. I am so grateful to have known your Dad—he was a friend, mentor and a staple of the church. As I sit here and reflect upon all that your Dad did through his work as a Stephen Minister, Matthew 25:23 comes to my mind and is no doubt what God spoke to him on February 10—"His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” Because of Jesus’ death on the cross, and because of your Dad’s faith and his relationship with Him, your Dad will be a bigger part of your future than he was of your past. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Linda Manton posted on 2/14/21

I worked with Fran for many years as her colleague with the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension. Even when I moved to California, she and I kept in touch sharing what was happening in our current lives and remembering many memories. She was a wonderful friend, work colleague, and was loved by many. My condolences go out to her family and friends I will miss her. Linda Manton

 

Linda Fulk posted on 2/14/21

I have not the words to convey the deep sorrow I feel for the loss of your daughter, sister. She was that cute little red haired girl that lived behind us, or vice versa, who became my daughter's close friend. As a neighbor I watched you grow up to become a lovely and vibrant woman. You will always be special to our family.

 

Tom & Lora Murgatroyd posted on 2/13/21

Our sincere condolences and prayers to Rosemarie’s family.

 

Melissa Bullock posted on 2/13/21

Stephanie & Bradley I'm so very sorry for your loss. As your mother's/grandmother neighbor for 16 years I've watched your Love, Devotion, Patience and sorrow over her decline. Love Never dies and I pray that your many memories will bring back your smiles soon. My deepest sympathies to your entire family.

 

Jack Casey posted on 2/13/21

Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time, Dick was a good friend, co-worker and fellow golfer. Spent many years together at Hobbs. He will be missed.

 

Mary, Randy, Brandon von Liski posted on 2/13/21

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Dick was a true inspiration, role model, and treasured St. John’s disciple. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Ed and Michele Smith posted on 2/13/21

Bonnie, Richard,Chris, and the rest of the family please know that we’re thinking of you and remembering a life well lived by Dick. He set an example for all of us in his words and actions and by his commitment to his family and church over his lifetime. God’s peace to all of you as he is now at peace and has eternal life.

 

Lori Hill Richardson posted on 2/12/21

Bill, LuAnn, Brian and family, I’m sooo sorry for your loss but know the Hill Family is all together again! I will treasure my precious memories and keep all of you in my prayers!!!!

 

Gabe Lewison posted on 2/12/21

It was an Honor to have gotten to know Mr. Wieties through Tue night Hobbs golf league at Bunn park and congregating with him at St. Johns Church. He will be greatly missed.

 

Peter Crawford posted on 2/12/21

I have such fond childhood memories of Uncle Bud, and I have thought him often. What a wonderful person and example for us all. Blessings to all the Crawford family.

 

Patty (Hill) Croll posted on 2/12/21

Bill Luann,Brain, I am sure your mom in heaven is saying "Bill I have been waiting for you." The rest of the family served a big pot luck dinner then played cards . We had the best family .

 

Doreen Books posted on 2/12/21

Mr. Wieties was a favorite of my husband Mark and me. He was kind, caring and always a gentleman. He served St. John’s with devotion and always was willing to step up and do his part. Even when adversity hit through cancer, he still cared more about others than himself, asking about the health and welfare of friends even while suffering himself. I will always remember the twinkle in his eye as he joked with Mark every Sunday morning! He was an example to all and will be greatly missed!!

 

Gregg Sponsky posted on 2/12/21

Ann Daniel and I did not know about Mrs. Moody's passing. I grew up with the Moody children. I am sure I speak for Ann when I say we are both very saddened by her passing. Our prayers are with the family. She was a wonderful person.

 

Michael Cowden posted on 2/11/21

I remember many fun times with Ray when we were kids, and am very sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to all Ray Ray's friends and family. May he rest in peace and you all be comforted.

 

 

Margaret Crawford Clemen posted on 2/11/21

I always felt close to my Uncle Bud, even though I didn’t get to see him often. From the times I was a child visiting my grandparents (his parents) to the short times my husband and I visited during the past dozen years, I’ve valued any time with him. He reminded me of his father. Bud always seemed kind, warm and generous with his time. He loved comparing RV’s and sharing camping stories. The last time we were there, he sat with us and his son Fred, in our camper and shared stories from his time in the Air Force, stationed in the Pacific during the end WW2. Some stories were funny, but others were sobering. I felt honored to hear about that time from a direct witness, my own Uncle. On that visit we also got to hear stories about his younger years, including the time his family built a dance barn during prohibition, and hosted dance bands that toured the area. He got to see part of the action from his hiding place down behind the ticket counter. I’ve always been impressed by the multitude of things he’s done with his life and how active he’s always been. He was taking care of his renters and fixing things for them even the last time we saw him. My love goes out to Bud and his family.

 

Margaret and Bob Clemen posted on 2/11/21

Margaret and I had the opportunity to bring Emme and Claire with us on our trek across the country in summer of 2013. We saw lots of wonderful sights along the way, but one of the real highlights of the trip was our visit in Springfield, and especially having Emme and Claire spend some time with their great-uncle Bud.

 

Margaret and Bob Clemen posted on 2/11/21

Dear Illinois Crawfords, We are sorry to hear of Bud's passing. He had a long and full life, made so much better by all the love that his family showered on him. We are very happy that we had a few occasions to visit with him and get to know him over the past few years.

 

Steve and Mary Jo Derry posted on 2/11/21

Steve and I would like to send our sincere sympathies to all the Crawford children and their famillies. We know how sad all of you must be, as Bud was one of the nicest guys we both have ever met, your hearts must be heavy. Always a smile, a kind word, and positive message. He was one of "the good guys!" He will be missed and remembered fondly by so many and what a wonderful legacy! I remember how sweet he was to anyone he met, the way he loved to camp, his strong Faith, and how nice he was to our mother in her last years. Please extend all of our sympathies to your families. You will be in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

 

Barb Miller posted on 2/11/21

Jack & family I am so sorry for your loss. My late husband Joe and I had a lot of memories with Rosemarie & Jack and she was such a gracious lady and always remembered old friends. She will be missed but always remembered for her kindness.

 

Bill Parker posted on 2/11/21

Bob and Vicki, I'm very sorry to hear about Raymond. I remember the day you brought him home from the hospital. He was a fine young man. He and Brian had fun together. Thoughts and prayers are with you both.

 

Donna williams posted on 2/11/21

So sorry to hear of your loss. Ray was a great father and Barber. He worked for me at Avenue Barber Shop for 3 plus years . He will be missed. Prayers to you and your family .

 

Dave & Vickie Formea posted on 2/11/21

Bob & Vicky we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ray. He was a great guy and an awesome father I enjoyed his pictures of him and his son whom he loved with all his heart you could tell how much his son meant to him by all the photos he posted. You have our deepest sympathy prayers to you all

 

Terry Evoy posted on 2/10/21

The Evoy family wish to express our sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your son, Raymond.

 

Cecilia & David Wesselman posted on 2/10/21

Bob, Vicki and Brayden: May the love in your hearts for Ray help to heal the loss. Ray was so special and will live on through many, many wonderful memories. All our love and sympathy.

 

Brenda Jo "B J" Jacob posted on 2/10/21

My sincere sympathy to the Long family on your loss. Rosemarie was a wonderful, kind person and I always enjoyed visiting with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Patarozzi family posted on 2/10/21

Our prayers are with you all. Remembering the good times we had.

 

Bruce Stratton posted on 2/10/21

Jack, Brad, and Brian - Please accept my condolences for the death of Rose Marie. Like so many others, I had the pleasure of working with her for many years and considered her a very special friend. Please know that there many people in the community, and I am certainly one of them, who considered her a trusted friend and college who share your loss and whose life has been diminished by her leaving. Please know how much she will be missed by all who knew her. She was an important community leader, a friend to all who knew her, and just simply a kind and generous person known, respected, and loved by everyone. The entire community shares your loss. Sincerely, Bruce Stratton

 

Melissa Parker posted on 2/10/21

Bob and Vickie, my heart breaks for you two. Im very sorry

 

 

Mark and Babby Neuman posted on 2/10/21

Words cannot fulfill the loss of your Son, but our prayers, thoughts, and love are with you at this time. We are so sorry to hear this news! Please stay strong!

 

Sherry Feagans posted on 2/10/21

I am so very sorry, glad he is pain free. Prayers for you all.

 

 

Pat DeLong posted on 2/10/21

Love you with all my heart. Fly free babe.

 

 

Rt.Rev. Gerald "Gerry" Berry, CSASOI posted on 2/10/21

It is with great sorrow that i learned of Rose's passing. She will be greatly missed, but always in our Hearts! Our Heart felt sorrow and condolences are extended to Jack and his Family at this most grievous time, may God grant you all peace and comfort in your hearts. Rest in Holy repose my Dear Friend! .. God bless you all!

 

Dan & Suz posted on 2/10/21

What was Ray most proud of in his life - WUBS!! Braidyn has so many wonderful memories of fun times they shared together! We love you Ray!

 

 

Andy Davila SPI TX posted on 2/10/21

Rest In Peace my Friend

 

Victor and Pam Herzberger posted on 2/9/21

Bob and Vicki, Victor and I are so sorry to here of the passing of Raymond. Hadn’t seen him since he was baby Ray, but he sure was handsome. Our prayers are with you.

 

The Moynahan’s posted on 2/9/21

What a wonderful Dad, fabulous friend, dear neighbor & great son!!! We have been truly blessed to have you all in our back yard. Ray & Kyle had so much fun together- I know they felt our neighborhood was much safer because of them... I truly marveled at the father Ray had become- we will always be here for you all...

 

Susan Thompson posted on 2/9/21

Bob and Vickie, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in your memories. Susan Thompson

 

 

Judy Gordon posted on 2/9/21

My prayers are with you. Respectfully, Judy Gordon

 

Pat Dennis posted on 2/9/21

I worked with Fred at IEPA back in the 70's and 80's. I remember him as a genuinely nice man. He will be missed.

 

 

Rick Aherin posted on 2/9/21

Brenda and Family, Over all these years of working with Mark, I truly found out what a great guy he was. He was always there for you. If you ever needed anything he would be there on the spot. If you were having a down day Mark would swing by and put a smile on your face. He was a GREAT GUY and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours Brenda. With deepest sympathy, Rick Aherin

 

Tom trello posted on 2/9/21

Praying for the Long family at this time of loss of a love one

 

Jim and betsy lair posted on 2/9/21

Betty, mary and family we are so sorry to hear of rose marie’s passing. She came to fit club and enjoyed the interaction with silver sneakers people (and the exercise) . Sure she is organizing a function in heaven . We all miss her! Jim lair

 

Michael Egan posted on 2/9/21

Susan, you don't likely remember me but we were in the same class for a few years in the early grades at St. Agnes. My dad, Joe Egan, was a childhood friend of your dad, Bud, and he talked fondly of him many times through the years and how he let dad ride his motorcycles. Dad was thrilled and grateful for Bud's friendship and generosity, he never forgot him for that. My condolences to you and your family. May he rest in peace.

 

Ken Mueller posted on 2/9/21

Post said stone. Should have stated Sronce family. Sorry

 

Ken Mueller posted on 2/9/21

Dear Stone Family notably Ricky’s immediate family and siblings. I grew up down the street from Ricky (how he was known as kids) and Kevin. Kevin was a year older and Rick a year younger so we all kind of hung out together. Ricky was my best friend as a kid in grade school at St Marks. His dad was awesome as we played baseball every night in the summer at Calvin Coolidge Grade School. In the winter we would hang in the basement playing Password and other game shows when it was too cold to play outside. I almost cut off my toes to my right foot starting the power lawnmower as we were going to cut the grass in Ricky’s backyard one day. Hurt like hell. Ricky took a backswing w a driver one day at Madison Golf Course hitting my brother in the head. What a hoot that was. Where am I going with this note? I really have fond memories of Ricky and me and I have thought of him often as I lost track of him. He was a great friend as a kid and from what I have read he was a great husband father and patriarch. I share your loss in Ricky’s passing as he truly was a great guy whom I have thought of many times before tonight. I consider finding his obit tonight an honor as I can provide testament to his life and friendship. Great guy and great friend from many years past. My condolences are with your immediate family and extended Sronce family who I grew up with. Warmest regards. Ken Mueller. Scottsdale Az.

 

Vince Guerrettaz posted on 2/9/21

Brad, my heart goes out to you and your family during this very difficult time. May you all find peace and comfort and may your wonderful Mother rest in everlasting peace.

 

virginia coughlin posted on 2/8/21

Rosemarie and I go way back to the days where we worked together at Franklin Life Insurance co after high school. I introduced Rosemarie to Jack ( I knew Jack from high school at Routt in Jacksonville). Rosemarie was a very good friend and she will be dearly missed by so many!

 

Michael Vannier posted on 2/8/21

Jack, our thoughts are with you and your extended family. I remember visiting you and Rosemarie when my Dad and Mom would take us to visit our grandparents in Jacksonville, then you and Rosemarie at your home in Springfield, and at family gatherings. I am sorry we can’t make the trip from Denver to Springfield during this pandemic, but you are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

ELLEN and Thomas Robinson posted on 2/8/21

God bless you all as you remember Mark. We met Doreen at an auction in Greenview a year ago December. Peace and strength

 

Bruce A. Brown posted on 2/8/21

I attended Waverly Schools with Robin and knew her family. Can still see her sweet smile and hear her wonderful laugh. Please accept my deepest sympathy. The world was a better place for those who were fortunate enough to know Robin. Bruce Brown, Madrid, Iowa

 

Denise P Petrilli posted on 2/8/21

Brad and Brian, I'm SO sorry for your loss.

 

Helyn Seifert posted on 2/7/21

I worked with Rosemarie at Franklin Life in the 60’s. One of Our favorite fun memories was the trip to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo To visit Jack. She is a forever friend and will never be forgotten.

 

Joe Bonefeste posted on 2/7/21

Jack, condolences to you and your family on the passing of Rosemarie. From our shared days in the old neighborhood to many fundraisers, I remember her ever-present smile and warm, positive personality. She will be missed.......and in our prayers.

 

Mary Elizabeth Dunkel Kinner posted on 2/7/21

Bernadine always had a smile on her face and was so happy and jolly. I bet she enjoyed her grandchildren as she did her daughters. She will have a long visit with Florence Williams and Eugenia Dunkel. She will see all her old friends again. tell stories of her to the grandchildren and write them down so they will remember the good days. She was a blessing!!!

 

 

CHRISTINA WALTON posted on 2/7/21

George,Bonnie and family, so sorry for your loss. love,Mike and Chris Walton

 

 

Linda Lehnert posted on 2/7/21

Allie and Chris Your mom was a really nice lady and was a great Scout leader. She was proud of her two boys and your children With sympathy Bill and Linda Lehnert

 

Tim Call posted on 2/7/21

Jack, Brad and Brian My sincere condolences with the loss of Rosemarie. May your days ahead be filled with fond memories and the love you share for her.

 

Edith & Terry Helmich posted on 2/7/21

Sally was a neighbor, friend and fellow bridge player for many years, so I have many memories of her lovely smile and quick humor. She will be missed by so many of us but her children should be comforted by the pleasant aura and warm memory we all feel when we think of her. Sally had a life well-lived and she will be remembered with affection. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

 

Michelle Lomelino posted on 2/7/21

I was very fortunate to work with Rose when she was on the county board I am honored to call my friend she was such an inspiration to me as a friend as as a woman. My heart is broken. Rest In Peace my friend. You will never be forgotten

 

Ron Howell posted on 2/6/21

I have known and been friends with Rosemarie since kindergarten so we go back a long way. She was one of the sweetest people I've ever known. My condolences to Jack and the rest of her family. She will truly be missed.

 

Jane Zachary Morgan County Republicans posted on 2/6/21

Rosemarie was such a kind caring person. The Sangamon County GOP was very blessed to have Rosemarie as their county GOP Chairman. The amount of enthusiasm and will for the GOP in Sangamon County will be missed by all.

 

Bill and Karen Long posted on 2/6/21

Jack and family, Our heartfelt condolences go out to each of you. We didn’t get to see Rosemarie very often but when we did she was always so sweet and kind. We will surely miss her. Love and prayers for the entire family ❤️

 

Sherry Barr posted on 2/6/21

Such a wonderful, warm, caring lady. Always kind, always smiling. She will be deeply missed. Wes and I both adored her.

 

Greg Stumpf posted on 2/6/21

Your passion for helping people will never be forgotten. You served well on earth as I know you will in Heaven..... you will be sorely missed Rosemarie , with much love, Greg Stumpf and Northender’s Republican Club

 

Ronette Barrett posted on 2/6/21

Hi Stephanie and Brad, So sorry to hear of your mom and Grandma's passing. Thinking of you both. Roe

 

Aisha Braithwaite Flucker posted on 2/6/21

I remember Joe and his beautiful spirit of sharing whatever was on his mind. Sending much love to Tony and his family! Wish I could be there!

 

Becca posted on 2/6/21

I’m very saddened to hear about your dad. He was one of my favorite customers at Ritz’s. I always enjoyed talking to him.

 

Rebecca Styron posted on 2/5/21

The world is less without Beaner. She was a special person who I will remember such great fun with.

 

Bobbi Jo Smirh posted on 2/5/21

So sorry to hear of your mother's passing, Edita she was a sweetheart.

 

Amy Clark posted on 2/5/21

Dear Greenwalds, Jean was the tail end of your wonderful family and I did not get to know her a lot before I left for college. I remember Maggie taking care of her some while we were spending time together as kids. Just know that my heart and care goes with you during this very hard time. Your family has been a huge blessing to ours and we treasure so much from our time with you as kids. God's blessings to you all.

 

Linda Schutz posted on 2/5/21

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing Ednita. She was a very nice lady. Thinking of you and Tony.

 

The Sordyl's posted on 2/5/21

We are very sorry to hear of Jeannie's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

 

Sheila Walk posted on 2/5/21

Let love melt into memory and pain into songs. (Rabindranath Tagore)

 

Alexis Murdock posted on 2/5/21

Miss her already. Loved that we had a chance to give her the family history and some photos from her yearbook when she could enjoy them. The pups will miss visiting her! Love you Ednita. Hugs.

 

 

The DeTardo family posted on 2/5/21

We miss you more than words can describe. Love and Miss you Aunt Bean

 

Karen Vogel Yenzer posted on 2/4/21

I’d like to send my condolences to Mark’s loved ones. While watching the beautiful video tribute I was reminded again about how I remember Mark from LHS years~ definitely one of the really good guys and he always smiled with his eyes. Last time I got to visit with Mark was at our class reunion ~ it was great. We shared catch up and still can’t believe we went to EIU and never saw each other while there stories. He will be missed by many. Blessings ~ A classmate, Karen

 

Gary Lavalleur posted on 2/4/21

A few years after we moved to Colorado Springs, Mark and Wayne visited us one summer for 6 - 8 weeks. We only had two bicycles so my twin brother, Jerry and I and the Books brothers had to share those two bicycles. Mark and I were paired together and we spent every other day riding to the Bluffs to hike and explore and the racing back home. My brother passed a few years ago and maybe Jerry and Mark are sharing those same stories with our Heavenly Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. "Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you" 1 Peter 5:7

 

Byron and Carol posted on 2/4/21

We love you, Doreen! We are so sorry for your loss. We were with you during the beautiful service via livestream. Byron and Carol, Gail and family

 

Brad Books posted on 2/4/21

I've always been called "Little Mark" by my family throughout my life.   Well, if that's even fractionally true...what an honor.  Uncle Mark was one of the most generous, caring, and fun-loving people that we all had the great fortune to know.  Uncle Mark was always interested in what was going on in my life and that of my family that it felt like when we were up he was exceptionally happy for us. When we were challenged, he would be pained until he figured out a way to help. I've always felt that Uncle Mark truly understood me and my ambitions and was always so supportive. I feel that anyone he knew has similar feelings. He has offered me too many great memories to list but here are some of the highlights.....highly competitive Thanksgiving Day basketball games, treks thorough the woods on scavenger hunts finding the occasional rusty ornament that was missed the previous year, playing volleyball on his church team when I was in highschool, his sneaking me onto his beer-league softball team when I was in highschool in order to add a quick outfielder and base-runner----I'm not sure I delivered on his expectations but he didn't deliver on the beer to me either ;-), "The" Chicken Dance at every family wedding, his surprise appearances at my youth basketball/baseball games, the "brakes" in his Ford truck that involved finding a strong oak tree to roll into in order to stop, generosity at Christmas to insure all of our kids had plenty to be excited/entertained with, his contagious smile and laugh, his never ending and absolute advocacy for me and his entire family, his leading by example of how to truly be devoted to strengthening your community and lending a helping hand to those in need, etc etc etc etc. However, my favorite memory that I relayed to him last summer was his sneaking we kids away during dinner preparation during holidays. He always seemed to know just when to get us trouble-makers out of the way of the work being done...mostly so we could go cause more trouble with him :-)...these sneak aways often involved some target practice with his rifles in the woods (unknown by many of the adults!). Uncle Mark's passing hurts us all so much because he was such an amazing person in so many ways. He was taken way too soon; but he has given us the roadmap on how to live life to its fullest and given us the definition of being a great person. Uncle Mark, you may be gone but you live strong in every life you have touched and will most definitely never be forgotten. Love, Brad, Betsy, Karigan, Gracie, and Logan

 

Gail Lee posted on 2/4/21

Lots of love to you Doreen and the Books family. God’s peace.

 

Sarah (Fair) & Kevin Donaldson & Casey posted on 2/4/21

Doreen, my heart goes out to you and your family. You had a wonderful husband who cared so much for everyone and made everyone feel welcomed. My kids and I have so many wonderful memories coming out to your place for the Christmas exchange and the treasure hunts a.k.a. scavenger hunt. It was great to spend time with all our friends whether it was at a ski club event, church, volleyball, bonfires, camping and kayak/canoeing or just sharing a meal. He was definitely one of the good guys! I’ll never forget the day that you and Mark spent with me helping me with my fear of guns. So much patience and caring, so much stubbornness, persistence and orneriness - he loved you and your life together and it was so sincerely displayed for the world to see. Kevin and I are hear for you should you need someone to help or chat with... small or large, just ask. In my the meantime you are in our thoughts and prayers!

 

Sarah (Fair) & Kevin Donaldson & my daughter Casey posted on 2/4/21

During my heart goes out to you and your family. You had a wonderful husband who cared so much for everyone and made everyone feel welcomed. My kids and I have so many wonderful memories coming out to your place for the Christmas exchange and the treasure hunts a.k.a. scavenger hunt. It was great to spend time with all our friends whether it was at a ski club event, church, volleyball, bonfires, camping and kayak/canoeing or just sharing a meal. He was definitely one of the good guys! I’ll never forget the day that you and Mark spent with me helping me with my fear of guns. So much patience and caring, so much stubbornness, persistence and orneriness - he loved you and your life together and it was so sincerely displayed for the world to see. Kevin and I are hear for you should you need someone to help or chat with... small or large, just ask. In my the meantime you are in our thoughts and prayers!

 

Bob Mosher posted on 2/4/21

Doreen, we are so shocked and saddened by Mark's passing. Mark and I got to work together at the end of his career at IEPA. Getting to know him better reveled that he was a deep and interesting guy. His deer hunting kingdom is amazing. We lost him way too soon.

 

Tom W Stone posted on 2/4/21

DOREEN AND FAMILEY.I WILL ALWAYS REMBER MARK AND HIS ANIMALS. THAT HE CARED SO MUCH FOR. GODS SPEED CUZ. TOMMY

 

Marlene posted on 2/4/21

To Doreen and all of Mark's loved ones; this comes with my most sincere sympathy for each of you and huge appreciation for Mark He was indeed a special guy, a very special cousin. He stood tall! It will be easy to recognize him when we meet again-with those mischief eyes and impish grin!

 

Barb & David posted on 2/4/21

Mark was a caring individual. He always had a smile on his face ready to share with others. We want to express our sympathy to the entire Books families. It is a difficult time for all of you. All of you have precious memories to help ease the discomfort you are now experiencing. Prayers for all of you. Ken, Judy’s husband wanted me to relay condolences to all of you too.

 

Gary & Karen posted on 2/4/21

Mark always had a big smile, quick joke, positive outlook and another project he was planning. His life story reads like a 'wish lost' for most people and serves as a reminder of how fragile life truly is. The last time we saw each other was at one of the family reunions he and Doreen hosted, which always personified his 'go big or go home' outlook. Mark had one speed - faster, and it seems almost surreal to think it has slowed. But, knowing Mark, it hasn't stopped. He had his priorities right and knew this life was only a railway siding on his route to eternity. We all know he lived a great life, and would love to turn back time just to tell him that, but we can all take comfort in knowing he has heard his Savior say, "'Well done, good and faithful servant". Well done, indeed. Godspeed Mark.

 

Brett Rutherford posted on 2/4/21

This stunned me when I heard. I was so looking forward to playing volleyball with him again. I am going to miss him very much!

 

 

April Smith posted on 2/4/21

Ednita and Graham, I’m so sorry to read of your mother’s death. You certainly resemble her Ednita! Such a pretty lady. Peace to you in this difficult time. ❤️

 

Jody Carpani posted on 2/4/21

Jackie, My heart is broken for you, your kids and all of Gavin's family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Vicky Geissler posted on 2/4/21

Doreen. My heart goes out to you. I never met your husband but from all the comments he sounded like a great man. May the Lord be with you during this time.

 

Don & Pat Frank posted on 2/4/21

Our condolences to the Fuchs family at the passing of your mother. She was truly a great lady. I was fortunate enough to visit with her, your dad, Ray and Walt on many occasions at the coffee shop and when I’d see her and Frank at church, it was always a pleasure to talk with her. She was a very kind and gracious lady who will be greatly missed

 

Mike Sweet posted on 2/4/21

I am so sorry for the loss of Mark; hearing of his passing was a great shock. During my time living in Springfield, he and I shared comradery in sports including indoor soccer and volleyball, as well as the adventure of whitewater rafting. During my infrequent visits to the area after moving to Minnesota, he always welcomed me with a warm smile and hearty handshake, ensuring I would feel welcome. Doreen, I hope similar and other fun memories will help you, his family and other friends to pass through the worst of the grieving process with strength and peace. Be well.

 

Sandy Lavalleur posted on 2/4/21

I was saddened to hear the news about Mark. I have so many fond memories of him. Sending my thoughts, prayers and love to everyone.

 

Marcia Stiller posted on 2/4/21

So sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Sending prayers, love and hugs. Love you very much.

 

Paul & Barbara Carter posted on 2/4/21

I was lucky enough to meet Mark at EIU as we were chosen to room together. Became great friends, and he probably taught me more than any professor. How do I know, he told me so. That's Mark..Will be missed!

 

Becky Landis posted on 2/4/21

I went thru radiology training with Rollie. We became good friends and remained friends for years after. I'm so sorry I let the friendship lapse. He was a great man. One of my fondest memories of him was when we went out for Thai food. We laughed thru the entire meal. I teased him years that I'd never seen anyone's hair sweat before. I'm so very sorry for your lost. Rollie was a kind, generous man who understood the meaning of true friendship.

 

Scott Bauser posted on 2/4/21

So sorry for your loss. Mark will truly be missed at the auctions RIP my friend.

 

Michelle Bentley posted on 2/3/21

My deepest sympathy to Doreen and all of Mark's family. We worked together at EPA and he was always so very friendly and always had a smile. A very good guy and friend to so many. Prayers to all of you.

 

Susan Lee posted on 2/3/21

I was saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. I had worked with Mark at the Illinois EPA for many years. He was always eager to learn new things and help in any way. I had been to his beautiful home. My deepest condolences to Doreen and to his mother. Since I know he was a good Christian, he is now with our Lord.

 

Pam Turley posted on 2/3/21

For Doreen, Babe and the whole Books family, We were so shocked and sorry to hear of Mark's passing. He always seemed so upbeat and positive. We remember the Turley reunions held at his beautiful home and the hospitality shown by both him and Doreen. Thank you for leaving such good memories

 

Linda M Schleyhahn posted on 2/3/21

Larry and I are so shocked by this. We have such good memories of Mark. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Deanne Medina posted on 2/3/21

Doreen, please forgive my misnaming on my previous post.

 

Jo Ann Rolens posted on 2/3/21

Mark always put a smile on your face. And made you feel good. I remember trying to stir a fire once— oh my god!! Mark was always TOTALLY the resident pyro in charge. For so long I didn’t know his name— trouble was his name to me. Gosh the world will miss him, his smile, and his sweetness. Doreen, my thoughts and prayers and love are with you.

 

Floyd T Schleyhahn posted on 2/3/21

Doreen, Aunt Babe and all the Books Family—my heart aches for all of you during this time. The suddenness of his passing is so hard to comprehend. I have such wonderful memories of Mark from our days of hunting and fishing together—he was like the older brother I never had. I always looked up to him as a mentor and loved all the parties and family reunions he would host. All of you have been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Just remember one thing—Mark will be a bigger part of your future than he was of your past. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

 

 

Sister Holly Schultz posted on 2/3/21

I never met "Joey," or anyone else in the family! But I am very grateful for your services, Tony, and the kindness of all your staff. We Sisters at St. Joseph's Home have kept all of you in prayer. I wish I would have had the chance to meet your Dad--my kind of guy!

 

 

Mary Wagoner Clark, John Wagoner posted on 2/3/21

Sorry for your loss

 

Tara Norris posted on 2/3/21

Offering my deepest sympathy and condolences to the family and friends of Mark. I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at the IEPA with Mark and he was always so kind to me and had such a loving and welcoming personality. Seeing his smile instantly made your day! I'm sure he will be missed greatly by all.

 

Deanne Medina posted on 2/3/21

Krista, I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that we are all keeping your in our thoughts and sending you peace.

 

RON ROMANELLI posted on 2/3/21

My Sympathy to Jean’s family. Jean was a patient of mine. She had the best attitude and drive to get better to play sports again. She overcame some bad problems with a smile and the best attitude. It was always a pleasure to see Jean!

 

Thomas Kuizin posted on 2/3/21

JEAN WAS MY NEIGHBOR YEARS AGO IN TWINN LAKES, ALSO WAS MY TIME KEEPER AT CWLP. REST IN PEACE, PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY

 

Debi Santini posted on 2/3/21

I am so very sorry for your loss. Joe worked with my husband, Carlo Santini, for many years at Western-Southern Insurance. We had millions of great laughs with Shirley and Joe back in the days before our kids came along, jobs changed, and the crazy busy years dashed by. Sharing in your sorrow, I wish you great comfort in your many wonderful memories.

 

Myra Books posted on 2/3/21

uncle mark was always the life of the party, so energetic and happy, i never thought this day would come, i will always love him very much he will be missed

 

Maureen Squires posted on 2/3/21

Hi Tony. Condolences upons your father's passing. The obituary was as humorous as it was meaingful. He raised a conscientious son. Thank you for all you have done pro bono over the years for the Illinois Department on Aging and our community. Although I am a Republican, you have an allie in me! Thank you for your public service for which he is most proud. Godspeed.

 

 

Sharon K posted on 2/3/21

Mark was such a quiet person but deep thinker. I had such a crush on him as a child! My prayers to all of you. I wish we had more time together. He and Doreen hosted our Turley reunions and he had huge bonfire for us. He will be greatly missed. Prayers to all,of you and my love.

 

 

Virginia Turley , Gary and Lisa Reed posted on 2/3/21

Thoughts of deepest sympathy and prayers for Doreen and the Books family. So very sorry for your tremendous loss. Love to all.

 

Rusty I. Downs posted on 2/3/21

I am so saddened to hear of Mark’s passing. I worked with him at EPA for many years! Such a wonderful Christian man always made you feel better about yourself! Always willing to give a hand up to anyone! He was one of Gods’ best! May you be comforted during this time of loss. And may the wonderful memories you have give you strength and make you smile! Fly high Mark!

 

 

Stacey Schlickman posted on 2/2/21

I love you.

 

S Seaton posted on 2/2/21

I’m sorry for your loss. My Dad was on the 4th floor at Heritage too. Your dad was always telling me about your daughter and showing me all the stuff he won at bingo to give her. I would take my shepherd around visiting residents while my mom visited with my dad. Your dad always remembered my pups name. My Dad also died from covid at Heritage on 12/31/2020. Your dad was always friendly to chat with.

 

John and lori beagles posted on 2/2/21

So so sorry.....no words We love you ❤️

 

Pat Kornfeld posted on 2/2/21

Tony and Nicole, Joe was such a great roommate for my Dad at Heritage Health. He was always patient and kind no matter the circumstances. I'll always remember him and the laughs we shared and the stories of Chicago. May he rest in beautiful peace with the Lord.

 

STEVE TRACY posted on 2/2/21

pam, elaine & families. laura & I send our sincerest condolences. we knew your dad for many years, & sincerely enjoyed him & his many, many stories while he was still in robinson, visiting our office regularly. prayers & best wishes to you all.

 

Vanessa White posted on 2/2/21

Angel, I am so sorry for the loss of your dear sister! I remember when we were in brownies, and your parents were the leaders; we would go to six flags every year. Daci and her friends would come too! She was always so pretty and so kind to me! Lots of found memories! I remember your parents laughing and always happy! You can be assured they are together now! Love you friend! I will be thinking and praying for you and your family! My sincere condolences! ❤️

 

Jackie and Doug Bowen posted on 2/1/21

Our hearts are heavy for Gavin's family , all the Brandon's and you Roxy. Gavin was a great person and has been taken way to soon. Oh the memories of watching him grow are special to me. Working and traveling with him ,Gary and Ray Louch are some of my best. Jackie and I send our love and prayers to all.. Doug

 

 

Jean Bayles posted on 2/1/21

Daci was always full of life and was a joy to be around. Even the years that she was ill. I will cherish all of the good memories with her. Especially the good times we always had in our younger years. No more pain & suffering for you. We will all miss your sweet beautiful smile & loving ways. Fly high my sweet friend & I will see you on the other side. I love you forever Daci♥️♥️

 

David Lyons posted on 1/31/21

Rollie was a great friend and coworker for 30 years. I wouldn't be the person I am today had I not known Rollie. He was a caring, conscientious person who always put others first. Rollie was very proud of his family, loved dirt track racing, and was an amateur radio enthusiast. Rest in peace, friend.

 

Jim and Marian Wittenauer posted on 1/31/21

Tony and family you have our deepest condolences and prayers.

 

Mike, Kerry and Madeline Steele posted on 1/31/21

We are sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Russ and Brittany Herigodt posted on 1/31/21

So sorry for your loss. Daci was a wonderful person and will be missed. We have the whole family in our thoughts and prayers!

 

Kisha B. Holden posted on 1/31/21

My condolences - so very sorry for your loss Tony and family. My sister and Tony were in Law school together. Take care during this heavy time.

 

Malika B. Gooden posted on 1/31/21

I met and know Tony (whom I've always been fond of) through my sister Aisha. My condolences to the family and Tony on this tremendous loss. Sending prayers up, love, and light. Rest peacefully beloved Mr. DelGiorno.✨

 

Malika B. Gooden posted on 1/31/21

I met and know Tony (whom I've always fond of) through my sister Aisha. My condolences to the family and Tony on this tremendous loss. Sending prayers up, love and light. Rest peacefully beloved Mr. DelGiorno.✨

 

Matthew Sheets posted on 1/31/21

To a dear friend and long time brother, many hrs working and laughing together, your always in my thoughts, and being able to spend time with you and memories, you will be missed by many. I'll see you on the other side, we can again share memories and weld together again and build cool things. God speed brother

 

Connie Rybak posted on 1/31/21

Angel, Len and I are truly saddened by the loss of Daci. Our prayers and hugs go with you, and the whole family. What great courage she showed all of us. What great love you shared with us.

 

Douglas K. Turner posted on 1/31/21

Your loved one and I were never acquainted but you have my sympathy for your loss. Whenever I learn of someone named "Rollie" I wonder if he could be a cousin.. "Raleigh" (pronounced "Rollie") is a given name in a CHINN family in my tree. "Rollie" can be the same name passed down. if this interests your family you may contact me, [email protected] In any case Mr. Cooper looks like a warm hearted man. You should receive comfort.

 

 

Alta & Lynn Himstedt posted on 1/31/21

Sending our prayers and sympathy to you and your family...

 

Kathy Priester posted on 1/31/21

I have known Jean and the Greenwald family from Cathedral Grade School Parish. She was much younger than me. I knew she took care of her parents. She had a beautiful smile and wonderful heart. Heaven has gain amazing angel. ❤

 

Jackie posted on 1/31/21

Angela and Howard, so sorry for your loss. She was always very kind and thoughtful. She and your Dad were always very supportive

 

 

Angela (Crook)Heath posted on 1/31/21

Roxy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Gavin’s passing. He was one of my brothers friends from school. My heart goes out to you all, taken to soon. RIP GAVIN

 

Hatchett posted on 1/30/21

Miss you so much Gregory

 

George E. Merrihew posted on 1/30/21

Many thanks to Rollie for the time he spent with me explaining his professional duties as a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. His insights and advice help me develop and shape my professional career. He was a great teacher and a great friend. My life was greatly enhanced through knowing him.

 

Elaine Galli Brown posted on 1/30/21

Rest in peace Daci ....sending much love and prayers

 

 

Shawn Binney posted on 1/30/21

Daci, you were always so kind to me and I will always appreciate that. Always had a great time at family gatherings, fond memories that I'll always cherish❤

 

Kay McIntyre posted on 1/30/21

Our deepest sympathy. We had the nicest note from Rollie at Christmas and was looking forward to the reunion. Love & prayers. Kay & Jackie

 

Laurie Hitsman posted on 1/30/21

Roxy Bruce and I are so sorry for your loss of Gavin praying for all of you

 

Terry Wisslead posted on 1/30/21

John was my boss at Harper Oil and dear friend, he will be terribly missed. Fly high John

 

Debbie Friedman posted on 1/30/21

I am saddened to hear about Rollie. I enjoyed our chats over the fence he was a good neighbor I’ll miss him.

 

Judy Graves posted on 1/30/21

So sorry for your loss and right before Christmas how sad. Glad I ran into her at the 2019 Christmas in the Country fair and we had a nice visit and reconnecting. Will be praying for her and your family. Rest in Peace Ernie.

 

Georgia McCray posted on 1/30/21

Lee and Family Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

 

Lisa Potts posted on 1/30/21

Daci you will be truly missed by so many. You were a true warrior. You fought this battle with courage. Never losing your sense of humor or good character

 

priscilla winchell posted on 1/30/21

Ann and family. So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. She was a lovely lady and lived a long full life. Sincerely, Priscilla Lewis Winchell

 

 

Mary Margaret posted on 1/30/21

Godspeed Daci .... Rest Easy Sweets!

 

Sherry Pecord posted on 1/29/21

I am so sorry about Daci. She fought harder than anyone I have ever seen. You were with her every step of way. Your bond is amazing and will never be broken. Sending you much love and prayers.

 

Geri Drury posted on 1/29/21

Angel, I am so so sorry. My heart cried when Kane called me. I do wish I could come up from Savannah, but my medical challenges won’t let me. Please know I’m with you.

 

Kris Carter Smith posted on 1/29/21

I'm so sorry for your loss Lisa & Terry and your family's loss. I remember such great times at your Mom & Dad's home on Iles growing up. Your Mom & Dad were great people and always so welcoming. We would have our snacks of Charles Chips and Pepsi. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Christy Diveley posted on 1/29/21

Met Jean at broomball. She was so nice and glad to be even Facebook friends with her. Sending thoughts and prayers to her entire family and friends. May you Rest In Peace Jean.

 

Sandy Pecori posted on 1/29/21

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother. You are such a good daughter.

 

Mary Henry posted on 1/29/21

Angel and Phillip, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Cathy (Bergschneider) Galloway posted on 1/29/21

Ann and family, I was so sorry to hear your mother has passed away. God bless you all for being there for her like she was always there for you. She was a great lady and you will miss her immensely.

 

Terry and Bonnie (Reno) Ribble posted on 1/29/21

We were so sorry to learn of Jean's passing. We have seen her many times over the years at CWLP. She was always thoughtful and helpful. Our thoughts and prayers to Jeff and the family.

 

Elena E. Pilapil and Family posted on 1/29/21

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the Family of my dear friend Margaret. Her memory and our friendship will last forever as our memories will never tarnish and will forever remain with us. I have known Margaret for so many years and always experienced the sincerity of her genuine friendship. Now that she has passed her true and sincere friendship with me and with others will remain forever. We were so lucky to have her in our lives and I especially will miss her dearly. May you rest in peace Margaret. You will be missed. Elena E. Pilapil and Family.

 

Virginia & Brenda Joyce posted on 1/29/21

Jeff and Family, So very sorry to learn of Jean's passing. It's been a long time, but we couldn't have asked for a nicer neighbor. You are in our hearts and prayers during this very difficult time. God Bless.

 

Herbert Dulle posted on 1/29/21

I probably met Mr. Zeman at a parents night at Springfield High School. As a mathematics instructor, it was a blessing in my life to have known his daughter, Terri. She was a student of mine in Algebra 135 as a freshman and again in Math 437 (calculus) as a senior.. After reading the obit for Mr. Zeman, it would seem that Terri inherited many great qualities from her father. Most retired teachers reflect on the past and the great students that they have known. I am so sorry for your loss at this time, Terri; however, I am sure that your father is in a very good place. My prayers are for you and Andy. Thanks for the great memories that you provided to me by your presence in my classes. May God bless you and your family!

 

Mary Coombe Bloxdorf posted on 1/28/21

Condolences to Terry & Lisa & families! Bernie was a wonderful neighbor on Iles Avenue to the Coombe family & others for many years! May God bless you all!

 

Natalie greenwald posted on 1/28/21

Jean was a great and caring aunt, sister, wife and daughter. She took great care of her parents and always made a point of driving them to attend my children’s special occasions I.e. birthdays, graduations. For which I am truly grateful! Her laughter and kindness will be terribly missed.

 

Dawn James posted on 1/28/21

Stella & I had great fun working together in L & D & Antenatal at St John’s . I will always remember our laughs! Rest In Peace beautiful lady!

 

Sr. Maristella posted on 1/28/21

Kevin and Rita, know of my deepest sympathy and loving prayers on the death of Kevin's Mother. She was a beautiful, gracious person whom I got to know when taking Communion to her at Concordia. May she rest in the God's loving embrace. Prayers for the family. Sr. Maristella Dunlavy, O>P>

 

Michael Moore posted on 1/28/21

Sincere sympathy to Jamie and all of Jean's family. My thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of your loved one.

 

Lana McBride-Piech posted on 1/28/21

The world lost a wonderful soul, father, father- in-law, grandfather, and great neighbor. Bernie’s character had us chuckle more than once when he came to live with Lisa and Roger. My favorite was when I heard the vacuum outside and realized he was vacuuming the cement porch. I never thought of it before, but after watching Bernie, that’s how I cleaned my front porch. We were blessed to have known him. Lana & Stan

 

anjna GUPTA posted on 1/28/21

She was my best friend since 1970. She was the kindest soul, most generous person known to me, kind and wanting to please others. She took interest in people and made them feel special. To me her spirituality was impressive and I asked her to bless the lot on which our house now stands. I was the beneficiary of her confidence and she was mine. I will miss her immensely. Yet, I am thankful to have been a friend of such a noble soul. So many visits, chatting without reservations and sharing each other's goodies will always stay in my memory. I admired her resolve and tenacity, her convictions, her faith, and being a loving soul to all. .My life is blessed because of my time spent with her. Her son, daughter, and daughter=in-law did a lot for her.. She would cook fish for her son every Monday. She had the best recipes. Her egg rolls were matchless. I have some of her recipes. She longed to go visit her brother in Mynmar before his death but being from a royal family had its cost as she knew the current government will not welcome anyone from the family of Venerable U Thant, The first Secretary General of he United Nation. I wish her peace in her journey to her new abode. She will always stay in my heart. anjna gupta

 

 

Susan Kirbach Veach posted on 1/27/21

"Every day is a step toward eternity; the last step will bring us into God's presence." Rest in God's arms Rosemary.

 

Laura Warren Barge posted on 1/27/21

I am so sorry for your loss. I only new Jean from SCI - she was kind, funny, caring and a friend to everyone. My heart goes out to her husband and family.

 

 

Debra Von Behren posted on 1/27/21

Heaven gained an Angel! My prayers to Jeff & Jeans family at this difficult time. I will always cherish the fun times we had playing volleyball. Rob & Deb Von Behren

 

 

Barbara Brooks Wagoner posted on 1/27/21

Kindhearted Talented Beautiful Lady

 

Barbara Wagoner posted on 1/27/21

I have lovely memories of her beautiful smile & soft spoken voice!!

 

Barry Marks posted on 1/27/21

Howard, I saw the notice about your mother in this morning’s sj-r. What a wonderful life story! Please know my thoughts are with you. May you find comfort and consolation in your cherished memories of her. Rabbi Barry Marks

 

Pat Titone posted on 1/27/21

What a friend Stellar was! We worked together in the NICU. She never said no when asked to do something. The babies were blessed to have her there. I will forever remember her smile. My prayers for all of you.

 

 

Terri Malawy posted on 1/27/21

God Bless Jean.

 

Loo Ann Mack Corrigan posted on 1/27/21

Deepest sympathy to Jean’s family, especially her husband, her parents and brother Dr. James Greenwald. May she Rest In Peace.✝️

 

 

John Fleischacker posted on 1/27/21

To Jean's family I would like to express my sympathy for your loss. I worked with Jean at CWLP for 15 years and I knew her to be a dedicated worker not only for CWLP but for the Lake Springfield community of homes and anyone needing assistance from her office. Jean always spoke very highly of her family, especially her husband Jeff and her mother and father. My heart breaks for all of you. Jean will be missed by everyone who knew her and may she rest in eternal peace.

 

Margi Egan posted on 1/27/21

Jeannie was a student in my very first 2nd grade class at Cathedral. As a kid she was already one in a million. Not many were able to wack a ball over the fence on the playground. Soar with the angels, Jeannie. You will be missed.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 1/27/21

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

YVONNE BUTCHER posted on 1/27/21

Pat just learned of Eldon’s passing. My condolences to the whole family. The Ecks are all every special and I’m so blessed to have had them in my life. Rest In Peace Eldon. you did GOOD

 

Cecilia Mahoney Sugrue posted on 1/27/21

My love and prayers go out to the entire Greenwald family. My heart breaks for all of you.

 

Rick and Sharon Love posted on 1/27/21

Prayers to you and your Family, Maria, in the loss of your Mother. Know how only fond memories can help ease the loss of a parent. May she now “Rest in Peace”.

 

Karen Cima posted on 1/27/21

Howard and Angela, I can’t express the sorrow I feel for the passing of your sweet mother. She was a dear and genuine friend whose company I thoroughly enjoyed! We spent countless hours together and I treasure the stories she told me of her childhood. She was so proud of her children and Brenden, whom she spoke of frequently with affection. Margaret taught me the art of making egg rolls and dumplings. We enjoyed talking about food, and of course eating! She introduced me to many new experiences and new foods over the years. It honestly amazes me when I think back about our conversations which ranged from jewelry to cruises and everything in between. We were never at a loss for conversation and I was always surprised when I would realize we had been visiting for 3-4 hours when I would have walked over for a quick “minute”. One of the reasons I was so excited to receive my second covid vaccine yesterday was so that I could finally go visit my dear friend once again. It was on this same evening, unfortunately, that I learned of her passing the previous day. Margaret will always hold a very special place in my heart and I will frequently be reminded of my beautiful friend who taught me so much about life! Rest In Peace my dear friend! I know you are at peace and will forever shine on those who were fortunate enough to have shared in your life!

 

Brenda Laurik posted on 1/26/21

Love playing cards with her and the new games she taught us. She was so kind, always bringing snacks and tokens of the things she enjoyed to my door. I will miss this little lady so much. Season's resident. Brenda Lv you friend.

 

Ronda Scheerer posted on 1/26/21

There are so many wonderful memories of Jean. Mine include great times in SHA Stage techs and Drama Club, bumping into her somewhere in town and chatting like no time had passed, and some hilarious Facebook posts. I’ll miss you, Jean. My condolences to family and all who love your truly one of a kind soul.

 

Litina carnes posted on 1/26/21

Jean, your smile, humor and zest for life will be missed. I hope to be a percent of the person you were. So long my friend! Gone but not forgotten!

 

Joe Goodner posted on 1/26/21

Angela, I'm so sorry for you and your family's great loss. I have fond memories about the stories you told me about your mother. One in particular, if my memory serves me correctly, was when she would cook dinner at her house for Mike Love of the Beach Boys when they were in town. She is at peace now. Be well my friend.

 

Cinda Schien posted on 1/26/21

Angela, I remember your Mother from many years ago when she was a friend to my neighbor Helga Ernst. You and your family have my sympathy. Please say hello to Brendan for me. Cinda Schien.

 

Greg Buyan posted on 1/26/21

I remember how kind and gentle she was. My family always enjoyed getting together at the Tin’s or our house. She will be missed.

 

Siriporn McLaughlin posted on 1/25/21

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a special lady and I always enjoyed our time together. She sure lived a good life. May your Mom Rest in Peace.

 

S Seaton posted on 1/25/21

So Sorry for your loss. She was always in the TV room with my dad when we went to visit him. He also passed on Dec 31,2020. I would take my german shepherd around visiting people and she always told me that she had a german shepherd as a kid, but had dobermans now. We have missed visiting the residents this past year.

 

Carol L Ramm posted on 1/25/21

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Theresa & Bob posted on 1/25/21

Rick, Tom and Angie please accept our deepest condolences. May your Mom Rest In Peace.

 

Janice Courier Roller posted on 1/24/21

Offering my sympathy.

 

 

Justin Driscoll posted on 1/23/21

Donnie was a great neighbor and friend. I’m grateful to have been able to meet. One thing I could always count on was Donnie coming out whenever he saw me in the yard and asking me Hey you old Jarhead what are you doin? And then we would talk about everything but what I was doing lol... he was just a great guy who loved to let me know how much The Army is better than the Marines. We will miss you bud.

 

Leslie Ann Dimora posted on 1/23/21

So sorry fir the loss of Donald (sorry for auto correct earlier).

 

Ken Sommer posted on 1/22/21

Worked with John several years at Harper Oil. Enjoyed fishing with him in Canada. Our prayers and sympathy to his family. Rest in peace John.

 

Frank and Judy Cvetkovic posted on 1/22/21

John Frank and I went to high school together. We were a close knit group. It is too bad that when we graduate and get jobs we drift so far apart. I just texted him my birthday is on the 2nd and his is on the 3rd. God bless you John

 

Mark and Carla Schwartzel posted on 1/22/21

Our hearts and prayers are with all of you at this time of loss... Beka’s Aunt and Uncle (San Diego, Calif)

 

Nancy Laspe posted on 1/22/21

Fond memories of John and family in St Louis area. Mike, Steve and Danny, sorry for the loss of your dad

 

Linda and Bob Reed posted on 1/22/21

Bob and I were sorry to hear of Marsha’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Paul and family.

 

Carrie Taylor posted on 1/22/21

So very sorry for your loss. I went to school with Donald. Last time I spoke to him was at our 30th High School Reunion. From one Veteran to another, thank you for your service Donald! Rest in Heaven.

 

Claudia Sainsot posted on 1/21/21

Steve was such a joy to work with. I remember him fondly. My condolences to his family.

 

Leslie Ann Dinora (Barregarye) posted on 1/21/21

So very sorry for the loss of David.

 

Tony & Debbie Smarjesse posted on 1/21/21

John and Joanne were great neighbors and will be missed. John really enjoyed his golf cart to roam our neighborhood!

 

Lois Hirstein posted on 1/21/21

Tavia and family, I was so sorry to hear about Carol. She was a wonderful lady. My husband John and I use to spend a lot of time with Carol, Rich, Marg and Ken in our younger days. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Lois Hirstein.

 

Jody peacock vance posted on 1/21/21

I'm so sorry for your loss john was a good man. My prayers and thoughts go out to your family.

 

Ron Krohse posted on 1/21/21

Dear Paul and family, We are sorry for your loss and pray that God will surround each of you with strength, comfort, and peace. What a privilege to have been a friend to Marsha. Love, Ron and Mary Ann Krohse

 

Bill Atteberry posted on 1/21/21

RIP Carol. Prayer offered for your entrance and happiness in HIS house. Condolences for the family.

 

Sharon Miller posted on 1/20/21

Worked at Harper with John. Just wished him Happy Birthday. Prayers for comfort and peace.

 

Frank Campo posted on 1/20/21

Aunt Norman, James and Rhonda- my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. I will always cherish the memories of growing up with Little John. we had a great time in Springfield, Murrayville and Buffalo. May he rest in peace.

 

Phyllis Steinhour posted on 1/20/21

To Paul and family: My deepest sympathy to all of you. I always enjoyed visiting with Marsha between tours at the Old State Capitol. May God comfort you during this time of sorrow.

 

 

Jared L French posted on 1/20/21

RIP Grandma Jean

 

Judy Loutzenhiser McCarty posted on 1/20/21

Tavia,I am so sorry to hear that your mom has passed. I don’t know if you remember me. I was in bunco club and went to school with her. I also sold Avon and you were nominated for an award (if you remember). Your mom was a good friend to me. Prayers for you and your family.

 

Carol Garrett posted on 1/20/21

Paul, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Marsha will be greatly missed. She was a great friend.

 

Mark Pointer posted on 1/20/21

From being able to remember, Paul and Marsha lived across the street from me growing up. Birthdays, travel, fishing, during all of it they were ever present. I even was able to share time with Marsha’s parents. Albeit a young man then, still appreciate it now more than ever. When my father passed in 1986..... Paul and Marsha were there. Condolences to all family and friends, she will be missed.

 

erick casher posted on 1/19/21

Working with Turtle at "the fish man" and hanging out at his place near Washington Park, listening to 60's and early 70's music. Learning everything I know about reptiles. Being an honest, stand up guy, a compassionate individual. God bless Turtle and family.

 

Sharon Pointer LaFauce posted on 1/19/21

I met Marsha and Paul in 1973 when the Pointers moved to New Berlin. We became good neighbors and friends. I have great memories of birthday day parties, races, childbirth Christmas’s and her ever Awesome Angel food cake that she always made for my birthday! My last special memory Of Marsha is a week after this last Christmas her and Paul stopped by we had a Bloody Mary hoping for a new year. Rest In Peace and God Bless the family!

 

Gary and Sue Hunt posted on 1/19/21

I am deeply sorry to hear of Marsha's passing. I met Marsha through her cousin/friend Florence Kriege. Please accept our condolences for your loss. Praying for comfort and peace during this difficult time.

 

Bob Stephens posted on 1/19/21

Steve was one of my closest friends when I lived in Springfield in the 1980s and 1990s and we remained in contact ever since. He was an intelligent man and great integrity, something sorely lacking these days. He was something of a mentor to me professionally. I was shocked and saddened to hear of my loyal friend's passing and my heart and prayers go out to his family.

 

Justin Blandford posted on 1/19/21

Paul and family, We are so sorry to hear this news. Marsha was a generous and kind volunteer at our historic sites. Her smile was welcoming, and her sense of humor shined through her conversations with guests from all over the world. She will be greatly missed. May she Rest In Peace, and may the light of God’s face shine upon her.

 

 

Francie Staggs posted on 1/19/21

Paul Sweet and Family: I was so sorry to learn of the passing of Marsha Sweet. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I thought a lot of Marsha and always enjoyed visiting with her at the Old State Capitol and in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. May God Bless Marsha's family!

 

Stephanie Thomas posted on 1/19/21

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a special lady and I always enjoyed our time together volunteering at The Old State Capitol. My prayers are with you and yours.

 

 

Debbie & Jeff Lakamp posted on 1/19/21

Our thoughts and prayers of comfort to your family. I met and worked with Marsha through the Village of New Berlin. She was wonderfully organized, kind & helpful in learning aspects of village history & process.

 

Pat Bumpus posted on 1/19/21

So, so sorry for your loss . As I remember he was a very gentle boy and man. God bless.

 

Ed Williams posted on 1/19/21

To the Hickey family Sorry to hear about Stephen. I remember our visits to your farm. Stephen was a bit younger than the rest of us but he always tried to keep up with us. Those were the good times of growing up. Thoughts and prayers to the Hickey family. May he rest in peace.

 

Evaughn Ferrero posted on 1/19/21

Thinking about you and your family; I know you will be missed!prayers are with you and yours...

 

Deanna & Jim Nergenah posted on 1/18/21

Our deepest sympathy to all of your family. Marsha was a past babysitter of myself and lived next door to my grandparents long ago. Always loved her contagious smile. She will be missed. Praying for God to wrap his arms around you.

 

Evelyn Nagel posted on 1/18/21

I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Marcia was a tireless worker on the New Berlin Area Veterans Memorial. I know she will be missed by all.

 

 

Susan Chaney posted on 1/18/21

John was a good guy and very caring. He would do anything for anybody. He loved this country and his family. He was so much like his dad, "Big" John, in kindness and respect for others. He will missed by all but remembered for his loving ways. I will miss my cousin.

 

 

Angela Tuley posted on 1/18/21

My dear sweet loving husband to be. I love you with every beat of my heart. You are my one and only true love. I will wait to be with you one day again....

 

 

Angela Tuley posted on 1/18/21

My dear sweet husband to be...There will never be anyone else after you. I love you so much, I will miss you with every beat of my heart...

 

Lynn (Coniglio) Koskey posted on 1/18/21

I am so very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I worked with him years ago at the ICC. He was such a smart and funny guy and was great to work with. My condolences to the Hickey family. May Steve rest in Heavenly Peace.

 

Pamm Collebrusco posted on 1/18/21

We will miss JoAnne. She was a good neighbor for many years and it was always nice to visit with her.

 

Kathy Marley Sullivan posted on 1/18/21

So deeply saddened by hearing of Steve's passing. What a genuine person and friend. My thoughts are with you, Katie and all of your family. He will always be remembered as a great friend. So many great memories together. Like myself, my girls always loved him so.

 

 

Peggy McCombs posted on 1/18/21

My cousin John was very special and loved people. Will be missed by all of our family.

 

Jan Von Qualen posted on 1/18/21

I am very sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I worked with Steve for many, many years at the ICC. He was brilliant. Steve had a deep understanding of finance, engineering, and public utility business strategies. On top of that, he was hardworking. Given what seemed an impossible tangle of issues, Steve would work on it for how ever many hours or days, until he had worked it out and found a solution. Steve was the go-to guy for the Administrative Law Judges, when we needed assistance on technical matters. His work at the ICC was irreplaceable. Steve was a family man. When he wasn’t focusing on an ICC issue, Steve shared stories about and his hopes and dreams for his grandchildren. He had a deep abiding concern for his family and especially for his wife. I am very sorry for your loss. Hold on to those memories.

 

Chelle Young Lechner posted on 1/18/21

I met Ernie over 40 years ago through the music world. I always enjoyed seeing her when I did and we recently chatted via Facebook while she was ill. She will be truly missed by so many. My condolences to Tad and the family, please find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have with her❤️

 

Lee L Hoffman posted on 1/18/21

So terribly sorry for your loss.

 

Billy and Carol Poole posted on 1/18/21

So sorry for your loss.

 

frances casson posted on 1/18/21

Luanne I was shocked to hear about your mom and so sorry for the family. I pray God heals the hearts and you will have a lot of good memories as you girls and Dad were your mother's life. Its going to be hard for awhile but God will help you heal. Love you and may God Bless.

 

Rose Connolly posted on 1/18/21

Paul and Family and friends, I am so shocked and sorry to hear that Marsha has passed. I pray for you all during this time of sorrow. May God give her the rest that only He can give.

 

Jim and Judy Gandy posted on 1/18/21

We just learned of Stan's passing. We met Stan at DMH Cardio Rehab a year or two before the Covid rules that closed rehab. Stan became an instant friend. Such a nice man. Our thoughts and prayers for the family. We know he is greatly missed.

 

 

Cheryl A Gray posted on 1/18/21

I'm sorry for the loss of a wonderful person. I hope the family can heal and their hearts not feel so much sorrow.

 

 

Cheryl A Gray posted on 1/18/21

Marsha was a beautiful person inside and out. I remember the time her and her husband came to Arizona while my sister and her husband were here. We had to go out to eat Italian. She loved Italian and she loved noodles. She could cook as good a meal as what a person could get at any restaurant. I will miss her.

 

Susie Leigh and Bill Gheen posted on 1/17/21

We are so sorry for your family's loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Patrick & Marjorie Reedich posted on 1/17/21

We are so sorry for your family's loss. May your memories give you comfort and peace.

 

 

Pam posted on 1/17/21

So sorry Luanne

 

Kathy Yemm posted on 1/17/21

I’m saddened to hear of Steve’s passing. He was a classmate and all around great guy. Prayers to his family and friends.

 

 

Teresa Varns posted on 1/17/21

My deepest sympathies.

 

Sherman Elliott posted on 1/17/21

Rest in Peace Steve. Enjoyed working with you at the ICC. My condolences to the Hickey Family.

 

Karen Shores OBrien posted on 1/17/21

I am so saddened to hear about your loss of Steve. We were friends in high school and he was always the sweetest, kindest person. He was so easy to talk with, get advice from and listen to great music with. I was glad to have him as friend and his life was taken too soon. Prayers to his family!

 

Kathleen Copelin-Angelo posted on 1/17/21

I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He had a good heart even through some struggling times. May the many memories provide comfort for the family.

 

Kathleen Copelin-Angelo posted on 1/17/21

I'm so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was a classmate in high school and very sharp. He was a great guy and will be deeply missed. Our deepest condolences to the family. May the many memories provide comfort.

 

Philliph Roy Buxton posted on 1/16/21

I hired Steve right out of school for the ICC. It was one of the best decisions I made during my ICC career. He continually earned my great respect and the respect of everyone he worked with. I wish he would have attended some of our retired ICC employee lunches. It would have been great to see and talk to him after we retired. I am saddened by his passing. He was a good man, and there are too few like him in the world. I am very sorry for your loss.

 

John H. Smith posted on 1/16/21

Connie and Alvin,I am sorry to hear that your Dad passed away.I knew your Dad for over 80 years, we were classmates at Pleasant Hill School from the 2nd,grade through the 8th. grade.The last several years we have enjoyed going to breakfast and talking on the phone and reminiscing about old times.Al talked about his family often and how good they were to him and how much that he enjoyed the Sunday breakfasts with them.We both talked about our families a lot and how blessed we were to have them.Your Dad was a good man and a special friend of mine

 

joe & pam jachino posted on 1/16/21

We would like to express our most sincere condolences on the passing of Bill. The entire Russell family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Bill was a friend for nearly the past 50 years. RIP Bill!

 

Marcia Musick posted on 1/15/21

Kay and Susan, You both are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I know you both were very close to your brother. May he rest in Peace!

 

Kurt Mundstock posted on 1/15/21

I worked with Sue at Famous-Barr. Your obituary describes her perfectly! Rest In Peace Sue.

 

Zippo and Jona posted on 1/15/21

The Russell Family. Iam sorry we cannot attend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Iam lucky to have drove race cars for Bill. Idid not realize that getting todrive the Ardin dragster would be one of my favorite rides. Rest in peace Bill.

 

Stan Connolly posted on 1/15/21

Shirlee, I just heard of Don's passing yesterday, Jan 14. Sorry to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. Take care.

 

Valerie Gebhardt posted on 1/14/21

Joyce, you and your family are in our prayers. Curt was such a wonderful and funny man. Kumler will not be the same without him.

 

Dixie Seaton posted on 1/14/21

So sorry the great-grand-kids won't get to know how much he loved the babies! He spoiled every grand-kid he got to spend time with. When you had a baby in this family you'd better be ready for frequent visits from Bill. My oldest called him one day when he was about 5 and being ornery, told his Grandpa Bill "Come get me, my Mom is driving me crazy!" So he did - dropped what he was doing, and came and took Joel for ice cream. You'll be sorely missed Dad, Grandpa, Great-grandpa.

 

 

Dale and Debbie posted on 1/14/21

Bill is my cousin and my husband and I have been guests in his home on many occasions. I would visit them when I was younger and have many fond memories of Bill and the whole family. We had many laughs and even a few good arguments. I will always remember his big laugh and our talks over the last few years on phone calls where he usually would have a snide remark for some question I would have for him. We love you Bill and will miss you. Our hearts will be with you Sherron and all the children during the next days, we love you all.

 

 

Keeghan Felber posted on 1/14/21

She was my great grandmother, and visiting her was always a lot of fun, even if we didn't do much it was nice spending time with her.

 

Karen Colonius posted on 1/13/21

I am very sorry for loss. Ate Remy and Floyd has always been sweet to my family. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4. May God of all comfort be with your family during this difficult time.

 

Betsy Tisckos Richbark posted on 1/13/21

Joyce,Brad, Jim an Todd I am so sorry about Curt. You are in my prayers.

 

Debbie Cave Hargrove posted on 1/12/21

Rushing family, I am sorry for the loss of your Dad. Makes me remember the good old days growing up in our neighborhood! Sending prayers and much love.

 

Ken Winhold posted on 1/12/21

Joyce & Family, so sorry to hear of Curt’s passing. He was always a jolly and friendly person. It was fun to be around him. I have many fond memories of him over the many years at Kumler. In particular, I remember the years I was in Boy Scouts and Curt, along with Zane and my dad, Lloyd, were scout leaders. We had many enjoyable outings. He will be missed. Our prayers are with you. Ken & Tish

 

Brad Clark posted on 1/12/21

I was very sorry to hear of the loss of Floyd Bertoni. I knew and worked with him at the Sangamon county jail for more than 17 years. Floyd was very proud of his children and grand children, often talking about his upcoming trips to visit with them. I had many spirited political conversations with him over the years. Floyd was a friend and a colleague and he will be missed!

 

Tamara Butcher Graham posted on 1/12/21

What a real joy it has been the last 2 years especially to visit and share memories of my parents and Kumler. I will miss Curt so much.

 

 

Joan Baker-Jones posted on 1/12/21

My prayers are with you all at this difficult time. He was such a wonderful man.

 

 

John Coomer posted on 1/12/21

to my great uncle Curtis Rushing.

 

Cindy Ferree posted on 1/12/21

Oh my...my heart is with you Bertoni kids. I didn't know about Floyd's passing. So very many wonderful memories growing up with you all, of Grandpa, and your Mom and Dad. Just lost my Pops last week...he and your Dad are reunited now, fishing that great lake above. You're all in my prayers.

 

Cindy Ferree posted on 1/12/21

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember watching the "Creepy Features" with you all as kids while our parents played canasta. I can guess those movies gave Sonny a love of old sci-fi. Much love to you all.

 

Mary Jo Enlow posted on 1/11/21

So very sorry to all the family of Floyd Bertoni. Worked with him for many years at the county it truly will be missed go with God right now you know what heaven is all about.

 

Peggy Rothman-Freeman posted on 1/11/21

Steve and I were good friends in High School and he was a sweet person. When I was 24, he took wedding photos of me. I am so sorry he has passed. My condolences to his loved ones. He was such a good person.

 

Anne walsh posted on 1/11/21

Photo is Louise with Granfather Hoffman

 

Anne Walsh posted on 1/11/21

I remember Louise well She was so kind also my Aunt Mary’s daughter in law I wish I hadn’t lost contact with her and wish her family well in this time Anne Walsh

 

Tami Fitzsimmons posted on 1/11/21

I met Floyd when I started working corrections. But I knew his boys from hanging out with my nephew when they were little. I loved hearing him talk about his son's and his grandchildren. He was very excited about becoming a grandpa again. Rest in peace Floyd, you will be missed.

 

Sue Wallace Cook posted on 1/11/21

I have just learned of the passing of Cathy, I am so sorry to the family of Cathy. Cathy was a very dear friend and we were very close for a number of years until I moved to Florida. So very sorry to learn of her passing.

 

Brad Ralph posted on 1/11/21

Worked with Floyd for 17+ years. He made coming to work fun. Rest in peace.

 

Gary, Mindy & Lily Garner posted on 1/10/21

In loving memory of a wonderful person. JoAnn, may God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

 

 

Jennifer Sanderson posted on 1/10/21

Remi thinking of ur family and prayers ur way..Love ya

 

Chris Clary posted on 1/10/21

Dan and Family...you all are in my thoughts and prayers...she was a great lady

 

Judy Rixe posted on 1/10/21

I remember how thoughtful of children Linda was. At one of the boys weddings she had fun games for the kids to play. It was so considerate and, I'm sure, helped the parents keep the kids busy.

 

 

Philip D. Witkop posted on 1/9/21

Our prayers are with you all during this time. Thanks be to God for a well-lived life. He is welcomed in a joyous celebration in heaven.

 

Stu Hunt posted on 1/9/21

Bill, so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Please know that you and all of your family are in my prayers.

 

Donna Johnson posted on 1/9/21

My mother was a resident at Heritage for a number of years before her death in Nov. of 2014. She and Louise became fast friends. They laughed together and had the best time. I am so sorry to read of Louise's passing.

 

Pam & Kent McFarland posted on 1/9/21

JoAnn and family, you were always such a part of the old Jack & Mary neighborhood. We will always treasure those times together.!!

 

Angela Foley posted on 1/9/21

Mary Jo & Bill do sorry to hear the news of your mom’s passing. She sure lived a good life. I know you will all miss. My thoughts are with all of you!

 

Donna(Buckley)Prillmayer posted on 1/8/21

So very sorry for you loss. Your mother was such a sweet lady. We only had lunch once. I wish it had been more. My thoughts are with you.

 

James and Susan cousin posted on 1/8/21

So sorry to hear of Patsy's passing. Her smile , laughter and kindness will always be remembered in our home.

 

Pat stuckey posted on 1/8/21

She was a beautiful lady. You have my deepest sympathy.

 

 

Shelby lynn posted on 1/8/21

Miss you alwas dad

 

Randy Cowan posted on 1/7/21

Aunt Patsy loved all of us in the family and always was a warm and caring part of our lives. Her bright smile will be missed. Our prayers go out to all her immediate family

 

Michael Cowan posted on 1/7/21

Aunt Patsy was always a cheerful and happy person who we always enjoyed being around. Have many happy memories with her and the cousins growing up. Will keep all the family in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Christena Burch posted on 1/7/21

Marie and family, I am so sorry to hear about Bill. I wanted to get back down to see you all but it wasn't it be, I love and miss you all.

 

 

Jermany posted on 1/7/21

 

Doug and Rose Turner posted on 1/7/21

Dave and Suzette and family, we are so sorry to read of the passing of your Mom, mother-in-law and grandmother, Shirley Richardson. I remember her and your Dad holding Davey at an observance when Davey was just small. She leaves behind a wonderful family, and she will certainly be missed. I am glad I got to know her. You are in our prayers. With so much sympathy. Doug and Rose Turner

 

Susan and Doug Florence posted on 1/7/21

Matt, we are so sorry for your loss and are thinking of you and your family.

 

Carolyn Sandidge posted on 1/7/21

Joo JoAnn , Michael, Kevin, Lori and families, Bill will be missed by all. We all have so many precious memories to treasure, All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill is now free of pain and is with his Lord.

 

Karen (Morgan) Milner posted on 1/7/21

Marie and family you are all my thoughts and prayers.

 

Hal and Paula Kitchen posted on 1/7/21

What a great guy! We have many wonderful memories of great times together at Otter Lake. Peace be with you Bill and your whole family.

 

Your McDonald's Family posted on 1/7/21

We are so sorry for your loss Mike. You and your family are in our prayers.

 

Jackie Weatherford posted on 1/7/21

My deepest sympathy. I had the pleasure of playing bridge with her. A kind and lovely woman. I will miss her.

 

Sherry walters posted on 1/7/21

Rest In Peace Bill

 

Susan Solon posted on 1/7/21

I am so sorry to hear of this. I found out at tonight's E-Board meeting. I apprenticed under Al, and he was a great guy and fine union brother. I enjoyed my time working with him. I'm sorry Al. I often told folks stories about your old man. He was one of a kind, and will be missed.

 

 

Amanda posted on 1/6/21

I’ll never forget when we visited when Ciara was a baby. She was afraid of everyone, especially men, but that morning she crawled straight down the hall looking for Grandpa Bill. Her and Beth loved him that weekend, following him around and him following them. Sondra asked us to stay longer because the kept him busy and off the roof. His love for children was obvious and I can see where dad (Dan) got it from. We already miss him.

 

Sondra posted on 1/6/21

I love you Dad. I miss you so much. Thank you for being a great Dad.

 

Steve Young posted on 1/6/21

Dave, Marilyn, Jim and Sherri and the whole family, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying that the Lord's Holy Spirit can give you Comfort at this time.

 

 

Heather McKechnie posted on 1/6/21

I've only spent time with her a few times, with her granddaughter Katie and the Dennisons. However, with what limited time we spent together, she was truly special, a beautiful woman who made her own happiness and loved her friends and family fully. She will be deeply missed!

 

Peggy Orr posted on 1/6/21

Keeping your family in my prayers Terry. Reading about her life she sounds like she was a wonderful person, full of life and love. What more can anyone ask for! I'm sorry for your loss, I'll be thinking of you and your family

 

Mike Rychel posted on 1/6/21

Connie and Alvin, very sorry for your loss. I will never forget how Alvin took me under his wing after my dad died. We had some good times.

 

Lori Beagles posted on 1/6/21

What a wonderful man! My heart is breaking for you Joanne ❤️

 

 

Michelle Bozarth posted on 1/6/21

Rest in peace Billy

 

Dale and Barb Murray posted on 1/6/21

We have known Patsy since she moved here to Seasons Under The Oaks. She was such a joy! Until this last year we played cards or dominoes every day. So much laughter!! She is going to be missed so much. She was so proud of her family and had many stories to tell about them. May Patsy Rest In Peace with her beloved Jack! ❤️

 

Sharon Nation & Family posted on 1/6/21

My heartfelt sympathy to you Joan & family Bill was a wonderful man & neighbor he will be missed. Sorry I cannot be there for you at this time but May God wrap his arms around you & give you comfort

 

Connie Ferguson posted on 1/6/21

So sorry to see that Bill had passed. I'll always remember you two as our great neighbors at Otter Lake. I remember Bill saying to me as I took our pontoon out on the lake. "Girls don't drive pontoons" then he laughed. RIP dear Bill. God be with your family.

 

 

Susie Loeschner posted on 1/6/21

The memories I have are cherished memories at Otter Lake. Bill and Joann welcomed my family to the Southeast side we first got out lake lot. I will forever remember their hospitality & friendship. The love between the two of them always showed and no matter what kind of day you were having a walk up to the shower house passing by and stopping to chat with them as we passed by always brought us back to our camper smiling! Joann I am so deeply sorry for your loss, prayers & hugs to you my friend. Rest In Peace Bill you will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing you!

 

David And Mary Shaw posted on 1/6/21

W are so sorry for your loss

 

Julie Rodems posted on 1/6/21

JoAnn, Michael, Kevin, Lori and families, I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many very fond memories of Bill. He will be truly missed.

 

 

Patsy and Glen Mester posted on 1/5/21

JoAnn and family, our hearts are breaking. May your many beautiful memories and God’s grace be sufficient to see you through this difficult time. Sending love and prayers your way.

 

 

Patsy and Glen Mester posted on 1/5/21

 

 

Sondra Jones posted on 1/5/21

Miss you.

 

Meri harwood posted on 1/5/21

In loving memory - keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

Myrna Kane posted on 1/5/21

Love and prayers to all the Schroeder family. Patsy will be missed. She was a lovely lady. We had a lot of laughs the last time we were together and I will remember her that way.

 

 

Joe and Lora angeli posted on 1/5/21

The memories you left in the hearts of many will never be forgotten... may you rest in piece

 

 

Lenna DeGroot posted on 1/5/21

It’s hard to believe you’re gone. You will always be loved and missed. I’m sure there is a party in Heaven the likes have never been seen!!

 

Effie Barber posted on 1/5/21

My deepest condolences to Sally's family. Sally was a smart, kind, and warm person. She has been a friend for decades. She will be very missed.

 

 

Ginger Case posted on 1/5/21

So sorry to hear about Dianne. The family will be in our prayers.

 

Sherry Hamilton posted on 1/5/21

Rest in Peace Dianna, you will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to Diannas family.

 

 

Mark Hayden posted on 1/5/21

D was my microfilm buddy for many years. Will be sadly missed!

 

 

Darlene Squires posted on 1/5/21

Billy was one in a million. He was a very kind and thoughtful man. My favorite memory was one day he came to my house. I was sleeping and didn't hear him ringing doorbell. Billy got into the bucket on his bucket truck and came to my bedroom window, upstairs, and knocked. I was so delighted to see him!!! He always found a way to get me to smile. I will miss him and love him always.

 

Susan Beard posted on 1/4/21

I was so saddened to read of Sally's death. I was her marathon bridge partner for a couple of years and enjoyed playing with her and calling her a friend. My sincere condolences to all of her family.

 

Jim Rychel posted on 1/4/21

So very sorry Alvin and Connie. Always have great memories of Uncle Alvin. Please let me know about the services if you can. Call me 217-899-7600

 

Tina Mattsson posted on 1/4/21

Connie and Alvin so sorry on the loss of Uncle Alvin, love you guys, cousin Tina

 

IDOR Security Staff posted on 1/4/21

Our condolences to the family and loved ones of Dianna.

 

A Friend posted on 1/4/21

Thinking of you and missing you today.

 

 

Rick Aherin posted on 1/4/21

To the family of Dianna, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. I met Dianna at the IEPA many years ago. She was always a sweetheart. A genuine very nice and caring person. She will be missed. With deepest sympathy,

 

Pat (Rychel) Bensken posted on 1/4/21

Connie and Alvin, I am so sorry to hear you’ve lost your dad.

 

Marvin Losey posted on 1/4/21

Don Clark

 

Marvin Losey posted on 1/4/21

Shirlee you and Don have been friends for many years. You and family are in our prayers. Memories back to Marriage encounter Emmais and church are many. For Don Clark

 

Charlotte Akers posted on 1/4/21

My deepest condolences to Sally’s family. I met Sally while working at SOGA. She was a very kind and gracious lady. I pray you all find some comfort and peace in the memories you share. Charlotte Akers

 

 

Eric Buerkett posted on 1/4/21

Scott, I am praying for you and your family at this time. May you all find peace in the memories that you have of your Mother. Take care.

 

Melissa Maxeiner Speagle and Family posted on 1/4/21

Sending our Love and prayers. We are so very sorry.

 

James posted on 1/4/21

Joyce and family...I wanted to offer my condolences for the passing of Dave. The video was a beautiful tribute to a husband, father, and grandfather and remembering those times will ease the pain of his passing.

 

Karen LeBelle (Watkins) posted on 1/3/21

Alvin and Connie, I'm so sorry for you loss! Love you!

 

Jackie Jordan posted on 1/2/21

I am so sorry. I have gotten to know Mary and Ann in the last few years. She was so sweet and loving. I enjoyed spending time with her.

 

,Bill, Mary, and Kristin posted on 1/2/21

Deepest sympathy to Shirlee, Karen, Michael, Rich, Glen, and all of Don's family. Although we became acquainted with Don only recently, it was evident that he was a kind and good man, and loved by many. We know he will be missed dearly. You are all in our prayers. Sincerely, Bill Sheehan, Mary Reid, and Kristin Kane

 

Leroy Ramthun posted on 1/2/21

I worked with donnie from 1963 to 1965 at capitol wood works. I also worked with glen. I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Lois weissberg posted on 1/2/21

Joanne was a customer at our quilt shop in Rochester. She was a delight to be around and we always were happy to see her walk in the door. RIP Joanne.

 

Mike Maurer Sr posted on 1/2/21

Rest easy JoAnne you will be missed sooo much,you were my problem solver. When things in life were a mess you gave me a different perspective on life.You were my 2nd mom that God put in my life.I will always love you and miss you greatly. Goodbye's are very hard.

 

Mike Maurer Sr posted on 1/2/21

Rest easy JoAnne you will be missed sooo much,you were my problem solver. When things in life were a mess you gave me a different perspective on life.You were my 2nd mom that God put in my life.I will always love you and miss you greatly. Goodbye's are very hard.

 

Deb burrus posted on 1/2/21

Dear shirlee and family please know we care for you in this sad time. Continue trusting Jesus!

 

Debra Lynn posted on 1/2/21

Don was always such a friendly, nice, Christian guy. A rather fun memory I have of Don was of a family get-together many years ago when someone was showing photo slides, and he and I got the giggles for some reason. I’ll always enjoy that little memory and that time spent with him.

 

Sharon McNeil posted on 1/1/21

Don was a great person and friend. Thoughts, hugs and prayers being sent to you Shirlee and your family. Don always had a smile for everyone. He will be greatly missed.

 

 

Julie looker posted on 1/1/21

I will always love you both. I treasure you in my heart as to what marriage should look like! Love to All,Julie

 

Jon and Susan Lacey posted on 1/1/21

With deepest sympathy.

 

Kimberly Palmer posted on 1/1/21

I am so very very sorry for your loss , may the lord bring peace to all of the Clark Family

 

Judy Schilling posted on 1/1/21

RIP Donnie. Many wonderful memories of our childhood with so many cousins. Loved being at Grandma and Grandpa’s on any given Sunday. Sincere sympathy to Shirley and the entire family. Love, Judy (Dearing) Schilling

 

Gary & Kathy Jarrard posted on 1/1/21

We were sorry to hear of Donnie's passing. Kathy and I both worked with him and had good times talking to him. He was always a great guy. He will be greatly missed and we are thinking of the Family. RIP Donnie.

 

 

Terri Shive posted on 1/1/21

Hugs and prayers, remember Don ingraving something in garage. Thought it was really neat. Had wished I had something to engrave. Remember big snow of 1979, my dad and Don and few others went around and shoveled out everyone driveway. When all of us kids in neighborhood decided to camp out in back yards, Don had to go sleep with the boys because they were scared. Karen and I wasn’t made it all night. ❤️Will be missed greatly.

 

Karilyn S Eastvold posted on 12/31/20

We enjoyed seeing Pam at many of the Duke family gatherings. Even though we weren't part of the family, we were always welcomed warmly. Pam was always friendly and warm to us. Our sympathy to Paul and Steve and the rest of the family. Paul & Karilyn

 

John Renken posted on 12/31/20

My prayers and sympathy are with you, Lori, and the family.

 

Lisa S. posted on 12/31/20

Worked with JoAnne in the Senate. She was such a lovely person who very patiently helped a new employee. And she had the most beautiful smile! Godspeed, JoAnne! Thank you for your kindness!

 

Renee Wesley posted on 12/31/20

I will miss grandma Sue. Loved playing cards n watch movies with her and grandpa James and the girls. Wish I could have known her longer. Was joyful to help watch her a couple of times when it was needed. I will always remember her holding Alaina when she was a baby. She loved babies so much. She would also give Cathleen piggy back rides and they loved it. Loved her so much.

 

Bobby Dambacher posted on 12/31/20

So for your loss. Prayers to your family.

 

Bobby Dambacher posted on 12/31/20

I'm so sorry for your loss. I loved visiting with Butch. He will be missed.

 

Terry & Bonnie Ribble posted on 12/30/20

We were so sorry to learn of Nancy's passing. We were neighbors for a few years back when our children we very young. She was a very sweet person, always had a smile. In remembering Nancy, she definitely was a homemaker, her house was always spotless. She lover her family dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ron and the family.

 

James Wesley posted on 12/30/20

I will always miss you Grandma and happy to know you see Grandpa again though! I loved always coming home on weekends from college to have dinner and play cards with you and Grandpa. I will cherish those memories the most.

 

Karen Fifer posted on 12/30/20

Paul, so sorry to learn of your loss. Prayers are with you.

 

Therese loeser buckley posted on 12/30/20

Pam you will be missed i always remember playing barbies an dress up in the basement on Queensway lost touch then the cousins were together again prayers and hugs to Paul Steve and David love you guys

 

Frieda Green posted on 12/30/20

Bill & family so sorry for your loss.

 

Ron Krohse posted on 12/30/20

Paul , Steve, and family, May our loving God surround you with His strength and comfort. Love, Ron and Mary Ann Krohse

 

 

Ted posted on 12/30/20

To a wonderful Mother who will be truly missed. Rest in peace and enjoy the after-life. Ted.

 

Annette Klasinz posted on 12/30/20

So sorry the loss of Carol Wells such a kind and loving lady!

 

 

Linda Dufner posted on 12/30/20

I met Nancy many years ago and we became friends. She was a sweet lady with a wonderful family. We both enjoyed our time working with the Ursuline Nuns.

 

Thomas Truesdale- Evans posted on 12/30/20

My dear brother Steve was always my childhood protector. Generous and caring, sometimes, to a fault, more then often, Steve, got into trouble. We shared his love of music. Although we found different paths along the way, my love always will remain for his respect for his family. We will miss your texts and love of sharing recipes and historical knowledge of Springfield. Your Forever Brother, Tom

 

Mary von Liski posted on 12/30/20

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Wishing the family: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Larry webb posted on 12/30/20

Bill, Janice and I are so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. Many good times together especially the years at IRB

 

Barbara Davis posted on 12/30/20

Chris was a beautiful person with a big and beautiful heart. She had an infectious smile and it was shared with everyone. We all with have those memories .May may she rest in peace.

 

 

Donna Mudra posted on 12/30/20

Sorry for your loss. Nancy was a wonderful lady and friendly.

 

George C. Alewelt posted on 12/30/20

Prayers to Paul, Steve and all the family and friends. May she rest in eternal peace.

 

Mary Corredato Buckman posted on 12/30/20

Bill and family, I was so sorry to learn of Chris passing. She and I have been friends since early grade school. As the years passed sometime we would run into each other frequently and sometime there were big gaps. One thing I could always count on was her smile. It was always there. I know she will be missed, she is at peace and bet her smile shines even brighter.

 

 

JP posted on 12/30/20

Grandma Jo was a wonderful grandmother. She will be tremendously missed by all of us.

 

Gayland Scott posted on 12/30/20

I went to school with Pam. She was a always nice and friendly. So sad to have heard of Pams passing. Prayers to the family. RIP Pam.

 

Karen (Decker) Kirk posted on 12/30/20

I have many happy memories of Pam when we were kids; we spent a lot of time together. She was beautiful inside and out. I recently ran across a picture of one of our bowling teams and smiled. I’m so sorry for your loss Mr. Duke and family.

 

Tammy and Megan Harter posted on 12/30/20

Lori - You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this time.

 

Charles D. Prokopp posted on 12/30/20

Steve was a good friend of mine for years, until geography came between us. Peggy, Elly and Steve...my second family....you have my love and sorrow.

 

Jan (Bolin) Vroegindewey posted on 12/30/20

Pam was a childhood friend at Hazel Dell Elem. I vividly remember her kindness. May her family be comforted and know that others are praying for them..

 

Marie and Bill Secker posted on 12/30/20

Bill and family..we are so sorry to see the passing of Chris..she is out of pain now..treasure all the beautiful memories you have of her...May she rest in peace..Gods blessings to all of you..

 

Marie and Bill Secker posted on 12/30/20

We are so sorry to see this in the paper Paul and Steve..Please know that our hearts hurt for both of you..God Bless you both..

 

Donna Corriveau posted on 12/30/20

Bill, I will always remember the times at St. John's with Chris. We were Samaratans together-great memories.

 

Kathy Vehovc posted on 12/29/20

To the Saathoff family. Im so sad to hear of Nancy passing. I have fond memories of her coming over to my mom, Germaine Millers house to chat.. She had such a contagious little laugh and smile, that i will never forget. Big hugs and prayers to you all. Kathryn Miller and family

 

Beecher Wilhelm posted on 12/29/20

Pam was one of the nicest people I knew. Prayers for the family .

 

Jerry Hocking posted on 12/29/20

Sorry to hear of Pam’s passing, thoughts and prayers to her family. Rest In Peace Pam.

 

Janice posted on 12/29/20

I am so sorry to hear of Pam's passing. Pam and I went to Middle and High school together. We were both chosen to sing in the 8th grade girls’ ensemble, and she was an awesome singer. Keeping her family in prayer.

 

Jim Lawley posted on 12/29/20

Steve was a cousin, my mother and his mother were sisters. Although I havnt seen him in many years, I have fond memories from childhood when he took me places and spent time with me after he returned home from the Navy.

 

Susan Scheibling Burford posted on 12/29/20

I am so sorry to hear of Pam’s passing. I have many good memories but especially in middle school. Back when I wanted to change my persona, I decided to be called Sam. We’d do team projects in Mr Hoech’s class as “Sam & Pam.” We’d hang out after school too. She was such a sweetie.

 

Larry Molohon posted on 12/29/20

Paul & Family: So sorry to hear about Pam's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.

 

Bonnie Williams posted on 12/29/20

Pam was one of my closest childhood friends through grade school, middle school and high school. I will always cherish her memory and think of her as the sweetest and care free girl friend that I loved dearly. Her singing voice was beautiful and she did a great job performing with our Girls Ensemble Performing choir. I remember her chagrin at the choir directors choice of pink dresses, as three of the 10 girls were red haired like Pam!! We were in drama club together, walked home from school together almost every day. She was one of the top students in the academic elite class known as MAA (More Academically Able) and a favorite of all her teachers, especially Mrs. Muriel Garber!! Pam was kind and giving! Too many memories to post here but so many I will always cherish. My prayers for comfort for all of Pam’s friends and family.

 

Susan Groesch Guiberson posted on 12/29/20

So saddened by the loss of my classmate at Ursuline Academy. Such a beautiful,good hearted person. You will be missed sweet girl.

 

Tom Casteel posted on 12/29/20

Marilyn, So sorry to learn that Clem passed! I worked closely with Clem for years at Franklin, and he was a delight. Beloved by his staff and coworkers. Always had a smile, and a good/funny line for everyone to make their day a bit more better. As I'm sure you've heard in the past few days, know that Clem had a positive impact on MANY lives, including mine. Our sympathies to you and the family. Tom and Gail Casteel

 

Vickie (Capranica) Landess posted on 12/29/20

Stevie was a friend from the 70's. He always made me laugh and was a good friend. He will be sorely missed. My condolences to all of you his family.

 

Otto Fafoglia posted on 12/29/20

I am so sorry to hear about Pam. Knew the family from YMCA soccer days , Jefferson Middle School and neighborhood. She was a great kid. My sincere condolences to Paul snd the family.

 

Diane Bergeron posted on 12/29/20

I was a close friend of Pam all the way through middle and high school. She was always the smartest person in the class, and you will never meet a sweeter human being. Rest in peace, Pam.

 

Diane Bergeron posted on 12/29/20

I was close friends with Pam all through middle and high school. She was always the smartest person in class, and one of the sweetest people you’ll ever know. RIP Pam

 

Patti Wright posted on 12/29/20

I first met Steve back in the 80s at Step By Step daycare where my children called him Mr. Steve. He took a picture of my daughter that was so endearing. Later I met Steve again through the Blues Club. I brought that photo one night and he looked at it a long time. Then said “I took that!”. Steve had a good heart and always enjoyed the Blues! Rest In Peace friend.

 

Bill Kayma posted on 12/29/20

Bill, We are both so sorry for your loss. Chris was a very special person and she will be missed. May she rest in peace with our Lord!

 

SHEILA MEIERS posted on 12/29/20

Floyd, So sorry to hear of Robin's passing. She had many struggles through her life. However, she pushed past them many times. Very thankful that she was there when Mike reached out to her. Kent and Sheila Meiers

 

Daniel J Petrone posted on 12/29/20

Bill, I'm so sorry to hear of Chrissy passing. May she rest in peace. Your old friend, Dan Petrone

 

Mary Jane Matheny posted on 12/29/20

I remember Mrs. Drake as a wonderful, loving mother and devoted wife. She always had a pleasant smile and Irish warmth. She lived her strong faith in so many actions of kindness. I love all of her children,...as we grew up together! So many wonderful memories with her on Glenwood Avenue. She will always be in my and my family's heart. I think that I speak for the whole Matheny family. May she rest in the peace of Christ and forever be with us in spirit. Sorry for your loss, all of the Drake family! She will be missed!

 

Patty (Hill)Croll posted on 12/29/20

Bill and Family I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your fond memories will bring you comfort at this time.

 

Dottie Boyd posted on 12/29/20

Bill, I'm so sorry to hear of Chris's passing. This is the worst time of year to lose a loved one. She's at peace now, but you and your family will suffer now over losing her. You're in my thoughts and prayers for years to come.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 12/29/20

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Heaven has gained an extra special angel. Wishing the family: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Eileen Kurila Coleman posted on 12/29/20

Bill I am so sorry for your loss and am sure you will miss Chris terribly. Our friendship goes back to St Al's where we were inseparable friends. If we weren't at her house we were at mine. Then at Ursuline and all the fun we had with you at our hang outs. Again I am sorry for your loss.

 

 

Judi Palmatier posted on 12/29/20

My best Nancy memory is the night Lori and I tried to make white wine sangria. We couldn't get it to taste quite right. Nancy jumped in with more fruit and a bit more alcohol and, perfection! We all ended up in giggles!

 

Barb Lomelino posted on 12/28/20

Marilyn & family, so sorry for your loss, Clem was a fine gentleman, always cheerful, wonderful memories working with him! Barb & Harvey

 

Mindy Hodge posted on 12/28/20

While I never met Mrs. Herndon, I feel like I knew her through conversations with John. 2020 has been a rough year for so many and especially your family. Losing a loved one during holidays is rough, however, she's no longer suffering from Covid and no longer living in fear with not remembering her loved ones faces. My family and I pray you all have comfort as you say goodbye.

 

Ben "The Harpman" Cox posted on 12/28/20

Steve, you were always a great supporter and friend of mine in the blues and photography community. It was always a pleasure to see and talk with you. Rest well, my friend. The Illinois Central Blues Club and the blues community has lost one of its biggest and best champions!

 

Barb & Harvey Lomelino posted on 12/28/20

RIP our friend, we love you!

 

Julie Daniele Antonacci posted on 12/28/20

Bill, Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear Chrissy. Dad always had wonderful this to say. Her beauty and warmth came through in her smile. You will be in our thoughts in the days to come.

 

 

Andrea Nelch Johnson posted on 12/28/20

I am sorry for your loss. My parents Adam and Jeanine Nelch were good friends with Bettie and Tom. Their generation has about moved on . No matter the age - there is not enough time. My mom used to talk about the fun they had . Take care.

 

John & Nancy Knox posted on 12/28/20

We lived next door to Clem and Marilyn on Pine Cove. They were perfect neighbors, so much fun. Clem, and I golfed together on Elks Club outings. We might have toasted with a cold one, or two once in a while. Marilyn, and entire family, please accept or condolences. John & Nancy Knox

 

Beth Metz posted on 12/28/20

Clem always brightened my day every time he called or stopped by. He was one of a kind!! And he will be greatly missed. My prayers and deepest sympathy go to his wonderful family.

 

Marcia Terry O'Connell posted on 12/28/20

I miss you so much, sometimes to the point of feeling sick to my stomach. I dream about you all the time. I don't understand them and sometimes they bring me pain. I struggle to find peace, some kind of comfort to help me go on when I feel I can't. I have all the notes and letters you wrote me over the years, though I can't read them without heartache. The music we loved is not easy to listen to even though I want to. I've never known such pain, disbelief, loneliness, fear and now my anger at doctors who dismissed your symptoms. How long before I'll reunite with you? Will it seem like an eternity?

 

Kelly Noonan posted on 12/28/20

I only did a couple time but sitting with Chris on the front porch swing. You could see her there almost every night. I will miss her.

 

Lori Downing posted on 12/28/20

Many fond memories of Carol and the whole Wells family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, Mike and Lori (Zara) Downing

 

Barb Crawford posted on 12/27/20

So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a special lady. I just lost my dad this morning, I know they are in a better place and at peace.

 

Jeryn Meister posted on 12/27/20

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 12/27/20

To the Rapp’s family: I am very sorry for your loss.

 

Kim Cooper posted on 12/27/20

We loved you Carol and pray that you are in Heaven with Harvey and your loved ones. We have treasured memories of our time with you and Harvey in South Padre Island and Riverton. May you rejoice in Heaven with Jesus! See you when our time comes. Love, Kim & Larry

 

Earl G Rubley posted on 12/26/20

Tom and I grew up 100 yards from each other. When we moved to Paul street Tom was the first friend I had the the longest and best. We also had David Welsh, who lived about 4 blocks away. We went to Pleasant Hill Elementary, George Washington Jr. High and them "Feitshans" the best high school in Springfield. When at Feitshans we played football together and added John Trees to the group. We had sooo much fun together, received a great education and have remained friends and will remain friends forever. I miss Tom even though we grew apart when I moved to Miami, but we kept in contact until he got really sick, but I tried to keep in contact with him thru Fred Stillwagon and John Trees. I miss you Tom, you are in a better place and not suffering any more. God Bless You My Friend.

 

Lou Tuttle posted on 12/26/20

Bill and I went to high school together. We met around our sophomore year. Along with our friend Bob Hurley we were always having a blast. His friendship helped make those years bearable and unforgettable. Lots of good times. Bob and I had been trying to get in touch with him but always put it off. I had just found out that I moved within three blocks of him and planned to start the new year of by stopping by to say hi. Until we meet again. BillyBobTut forever

 

Jamie Stone* posted on 12/26/20

I'm so sorry to hear of Jean's passing. She was a very kind lady. She was my Grandma, Louise Thompson's hairdresser for more years than I can remember. Grandma loved getting her hair done by Jean because Jean always did a wonderful job and she enjoyed the time spent talking with Jean about anything and everything. They were true Northenders and knew many of the same people and shared a lot of memories. Grandma always has a good time when she went to Jean's. I know Jean will be missed by all those who knew her. She was a special lady. I'm truly sorry for the heartache y'all are going through. I'll be praying for peace for each one of you and that God floods your hearts and minds with the best memories of Jean.

 

Glenda Thompson posted on 12/26/20

Jean was “that mom” that catered to all the needs and wants of her children AND their friends. A real Lanphier matriarch and someone I respected. As we mourn her passing on this earth let’s remember the footprint she left...thank you God for Jean. She touched so many lives in a positive way.

 

Naumovich and Kerr Families posted on 12/25/20

Our family got to know Mrs. Moody over the years while parking cars during the state fair. To us, she is as memorable a part of the fair tradition as corn dogs and carnival rides. Our condolences to the Moody family. The Naumovich and Kerr Families.

 

Jerry Hirstein posted on 12/24/20

To Clem's family, My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. It was a pleasure to have known Clem and I enjoyed playing golf with with in the Elks's league.He was a fine gentleman. God bless you all.

 

Kathy Rem posted on 12/23/20

I worked with Betty at Professional Regulation. She was one of the kindest people I ever met. And such a beautiful smile. RIP dear Betty.

 

Bev Rosa-Dillon posted on 12/23/20

Marilyn, I am so sorry. I have such good memories of the times you and Clem spent with mom and dad. Please know that we are thinking of you and remembering.

 

April Quarles posted on 12/23/20

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time of sorrow. April Quarles and Alice Lomax

 

Ralph & Karen Barr posted on 12/22/20

We lived in our first house next door to Bob & Edith when our girls were little. They were wonderful neighbors & enjoyed talking to the girls. Edith lived a long life & always kept her Austrian accent. We have fond memories of the Binegers.❤️

 

Margie S Kemp posted on 12/22/20

Marilyn and family so sorry for loss. Clem was my boss at Franklin for many years. He could always tell a great story. May he rest in peace.

 

Jess & Sharon Rogers posted on 12/22/20

So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. We had the pleasure of meeting Bob & Mary many many years ago while exhibiting at various flea markets and years later visiting with both at LMCV when we were there visiting family. Our Condolences to the family

 

Jess & Sharon Rogers posted on 12/22/20

Roger, just learned of your father's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

 

 

Anna Weller posted on 12/22/20

Fond memories of Betty and the girls growing up.

 

Susan Cooperider posted on 12/22/20

Betty was our dearly beloved Sutherland St. "Mom and Grandma" for nearly 49 years. She was so adored by all of us...young and old. We will truly miss her smiles, her kindnesses and her wit. We are very thankful for your Mother having blessed our families and our lives these many years, Raynette and Gail. You two are true reflections of her. Our love to you both always.

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 12/22/20

Marilyn & family: I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at The FRANKLIN and remember Clem quite well. Even tho I didn’t do any work for him, I was a Programmer/Analyst, I dealt with him while on the recreation and 15ers club. I would take my Christmas treats to all the departments, but would linger in the Supply Dept. a while to talk to him. He was a Great person at work and away from work. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers,

 

 

Angela Bedolli posted on 12/22/20

Sorry to family

 

Martha Skibitzki posted on 12/22/20

Bob and I send our condolences to the Moody family. They know how the Skibitzki family shared good times and sad with the Moodys for many years being neighbors.

 

Ruth Andrews posted on 12/22/20

So difficult to loose someone you love so much. Keep memories made close to your heart, she’ll always be with you.

 

Diane Schleyhahn Lauterbach posted on 12/22/20

Raynette and Gail, so sorry to see where your mother passed away. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Linda Schultz Birks posted on 12/21/20

My prayers and thoughts are with you, to the entire Moody family. I remember many good times spent with your Mom.

 

Marcy Barnard posted on 12/21/20

Gail, my deepest sympathy to you and your sister and families .I remember your mother well. May she rest in peace. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Linda De Hart posted on 12/20/20

It’s Christmas time again , it’s not the same without you . We miss you and Love You . Have a Merry Christmas in Heaven . Love You Linda and Roger

 

 

RAymond ladd posted on 12/20/20

So sorry For your loss Darlene. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Debby Yates posted on 12/18/20

Prayers and condolences to Janet’s family. She was fun to work with and I’m glad I knew her. Missy and John you had a wonderful mother. Family was everything to her.

 

Diane Miller posted on 12/18/20

Dear Sue Sullivan, I just saw this announcement of your death. Remembering your wonderful smile and bubbling personality makes me smile. Peace to you in Heaven

 

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Marguerite and Bruce Simon family posted on 12/17/20

Your mother was such a sweet and gracious person. I loved the twinkle in her eyes when she spoke and how welcoming she was to so many. She and your dad raised a beautiful family who will carry on the their spirit. May your beautiful memories of your mother bring you comfort in the coming days.

 

Angie Davidson posted on 12/17/20

Drake Family, so sorry for your loss. I always admired your mom’s dedication to her family and to her Christian values. She had much integrity.

 

Everett Lingleo posted on 12/17/20

I am so saddened to hear of Amy's passing. I knew her when I was living in Raymond and got to know her and her folks at the bar. I have not seen her for 30 years but followed her successes on the local news and Facebook. She was awesome. Godspeed Amy.

 

Tim and Helen Duckworth posted on 12/16/20

Your mom... what a blessing she has been to all that have known her. Tim and I have such great feelings for each of you. May the love we all have experienced knowing your mother be passed on to her family♥️

 

Evelyn and Don Yurdin posted on 12/16/20

Don and I send our sympathy to all of you. Fenton and Mary Therese were kind people and our early small medical group had a yearly dinner dance. They were always first on the dance floor. We have such good memories of them both.

 

Paul O'Shea posted on 12/16/20

To the Drake family- We wish to express our condolences to you all with the passing of your mother and to let you know that we will remember you in our thoughts and prayers. - Paul and Lynne O'Shea

 

Peggy Goone posted on 12/16/20

To the Drake family, So sorry for your loss. My mother was a long time friend and had special place in her heart for her. Her warm smile is was what I remember most. May she rest in eternal peace. Peggy Donelan Goone

 

Kirk Hamilton posted on 12/16/20

To Tim and the entire Drake family, very saddened to hear about the passing of your beautiful mother. Everytime I had the joy of seeing her, she would make you feel better about yourself without really trying. That little smile or just a warm touch on your hand made your day better. Such a special lady

 

Shelly Cribbett posted on 12/16/20

You were always the sweetest soul, giving me advice and listening to all the random things I had to say. You even gave me tips on how to get another job because you knew I was unhappy and always had your way of spreading sunshine on cloudy days. May you rest in peace Joann!

 

Elizabeth Cadwell Gates posted on 12/16/20

Your mom was such a lovely woman who loved her family, God and all who came into her life. God bless you, her family, as they grieve her loss with much comfort and peace.

 

Laci posted on 12/16/20

Todd , So sorry to here about your mom. Love and prayers to you. Peace

 

Jim Bails posted on 12/15/20

Please accept my deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

 

Lydia Schillinger posted on 12/15/20

I just learned of Cheryl's passing as I watch the UIS fall ensemble concert via You Tube. It was a pleasure to play with her in the UIS orchestra and I am so sad that she is gone. She was always a bright, happy face to see across the orchestra. Her cello playing was amazing! My condolences go out to her family.

 

Marla Johnson posted on 12/15/20

Mary will be very much missed by me and many others. She welcomed me to many family events as if I was family. Those memories of her I will keep dear.

 

Grace Doolin posted on 12/15/20

Deeply saddened to hear of Janet's death. All the best and love to Dave and family. RIP Janet! Love grace

 

Grace Doolin posted on 12/15/20

Deeply saddened to hear of Janet's death! Love her and Dave so much! Hope Janet goes ahead to heaven and starts a club for us all there! She would be so good at it! RIP Janet All my love to Dave and family during his hard time

 

Jan Watson posted on 12/15/20

I was so sad to see that Mary Therese had passed. I have only known her for a couple years. I took Communion to her a couple times a week until the COVID virus prevented me from coming. She was, without a doubt, a beauty inside and out. I really enjoyed our visits. I have all of her children and grandchildren in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Barry Lamb posted on 12/15/20

My deepest condolences to you and your family, Soodi. I am so sorry for your loss and am thinking of you.

 

Diana L ALBACH posted on 12/15/20

Mary Therese was a lovely welcoming woman who lived her faith. A true Irish lass and a treasure to know.

 

Gina Belz Farris posted on 12/15/20

To the Drake Family - So sorry about your mom. She was one of the really nice moms on Glenwood Avenue when we were all growing up. Thoughts and prayers for all of you at this time.

 

Sharia donald posted on 12/15/20

She was always one of the hardest working people I seen at St. John’s r.I.p

 

Steve Mozley posted on 12/15/20

Our lives are better because of the life Mrs. Drake lived and how she and her husband raised their children. The legacy of her well lived life lives on through her children who have made a difference in our lives in good times and difficult times, as our loved one prepared for their final journey home. Thank you for the difference you have made in our lives. We are lifting you up in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest condolences. Steve and Lorraine Mozley

 

Candice Wade posted on 12/15/20

R.I.P you will be missed she was so sweet

 

Anne Magill posted on 12/14/20

To the Drake Family - please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. She was such a sweet person and a pleasure to know. Sending love and prayers your way. Jeff and Anne Magill

 

Tom Cavanagh posted on 12/14/20

To the Drake Family: We are very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very gracious person. Please accept our condolences and know that we care. Best Wishes to all. Tom Cavanagh & Diann Reed

 

 

Johnathen Brown posted on 12/14/20

R.I.P Joann so glad to have worked with you.

 

 

JENNIFER SANDERSON posted on 12/14/20

RIP JOANNE

 

Kathleen Schou posted on 12/14/20

Missey and family, so sad to hear that your mom has passed. I always enjoyed our visits in the credit union. She was so nice. She will be missed by so many. We will keep you all in our prayers. Kathleen and Terry Schou

 

Marina Wirsing posted on 12/14/20

Dearest Soodi and family, the tribute video was wonderful and the family unity and tremendous love is evident in every photo! I am praying for your family during this time of sorrow and loss and sending sincere condolences and friendship today and always.

 

Laura Wanless posted on 12/14/20

Dave & all of the family - I'm so very sorry for your loss. Janet was the best! I lived next to her on Elliott for several years, then moved around the corner. We laughed, gossiped & laughed some more! Sat in our lawn chairs in the driveway & just watched the world go by....her with her wine & me with my can of Coke. We were a pair, that's for sure. We were both Union reps at our jobs, same problems - just different employers. My dogs waited for her every day to get home from work - she always had cheese for them & Rudy just had the biggest dog crush on her! It was so sweet. We drifted apart after I had to move home to take care of my parents, but I thought of her often. She was so happy when she told me she was getting married! I'll miss you Janet, you were a good friend to me & I'll always remember your laughter & your kindness. Rest well my friend, rest well. God bless you, and God bless your family at this difficult time.

 

 

Bill Hillegas posted on 12/14/20

Fond memory of Lynn as we served briefly together in 7th Army USAEUR. A dedicated soldier, great musician and friend. We attempted to connect via social media earlier this year regretfully with no success. My very best to his family.

 

 

Bill Hillegas posted on 12/14/20

Lynn and I served briefly together in 7th Army USAEUR. He had tried to contact me early this year but unfortunately we could not connect. I remember him as a dedicated soldier, great musician and friend.

 

 

The Clay Family posted on 12/13/20

Sal, may you and your family celebrate the beautiful life that your mother lived. You have our sympathy in your time of loss.

 

Cindy Pearson posted on 12/13/20

Janet was a very special woman.. She will be missed by so many..My deepest condolences.

 

sherry winters posted on 12/13/20

I thought so much of Mary. She was a wonderful kind person. Prayers to her sons.

 

Therese posted on 12/13/20

Dear Diane, Jason and Justin, The Borgsmiller family is praying and thinking of you all each day! We feel blessed to have known you all during those special Ursuline days. Special memories. May God keep and bless you all.

 

Tina and Eric Forbis posted on 12/13/20

Sal I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. My prayers are with all of your family. S

 

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