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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

 

jim presley posted on 12/18/20

 

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

 

Carl, Jacie Burt posted on 12/13/20

John and family, We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Carl, Jacie Burt and family. posted on 12/13/20

John and Family, We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Margaret I Franklin posted on 12/13/20

Joe was a very special God driven Christian man . He loved our lord and Savior. He loved to play the piano. I will surely miss him .

 

Barbara George posted on 12/13/20

My heart hurts for you missy and Dave Janet and I not only worked together at the post office but spent many years traveling and laughing and being good friends

 

Mary E Kinner posted on 12/13/20

Mary was a blessing to know. She always brought me a little can of goodys at Christmas which I fully enjoyed, especially the chocolate heath crackle candy. Also her jello dish at the Golden Club. She will be missed by all of us. She was a go getter and for her little body she moved fast. Rest in peace , Mary. God got a good one this time.

 

Shirley M Springer posted on 12/13/20

I am so sorry to hear of Scott's passing. He will be missed as a neighbor. God will comfort you and your family in the days ahead.

 

Sandy woods posted on 12/13/20

So sorry to Janet s family for their loss.I worked with her at Post Office we had a lot of fun she will be missed by all!

 

Marlene Wiker posted on 12/12/20

Joe was such a great piano player and I enjoyed our piano /organ duets at the gospel sings.....loved hearing him sing too....another angel has joined the heavenly choir--Carol, please know I am keeping you and the family in my prayers, love you

 

Pat Goldsmith posted on 12/12/20

Missy so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother . I knew Janet for several years, she was a great lady with a wonderful smile and a twinkle in her eyes. The twinkle became very bright when she met Dave. My prayers are with you at this difficult time.

 

Joan Bestudik posted on 12/12/20

I'm so sorry to learn of Scott's passing and send my deepest condolences to Diane, Jason, Justin and their families along with prayers for comfort and peace. I know his grandchildren will miss him, the joy they gave Scott was instantly recognizable when I saw him with them. I'll miss him as a friend and neighbor of more than 40 years and his memory will be a blessing to all of us who knew him.

 

Tom & Becky Madison posted on 12/12/20

Marcia, we’re so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed our years at revenue together. You guys were a blessing when I tore my ACL and got me into Dr. Lynch. I’ve always appreciated it. God bless you and your family.

 

Jay Hergenrother posted on 12/12/20

Todd & Grant, so sorry for your loss.

 

Janet Hergenrother posted on 12/12/20

Todd and Grant you are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Tom DALEY posted on 12/12/20

My condolences to the Catalano family. Carlo was my first boss at the old CWLP garage and was always good to me. He will be missed.

 

David Pope posted on 12/12/20

Chuck was one of those guys who crosses your path and makes you a better person. Rest in piece my friend.

 

Ray and Mary ellen elder posted on 12/12/20

So sorry David. God blessyou and your family.

 

 

Jeannette Moughan posted on 12/12/20

David, So sorry fir your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and family. I enjoyed knowing and working with Janet she will be greatly missed. She was a great lady and friend

 

 

Connie Werts, ISBE co-worker posted on 12/11/20

I was saddened to hear of the loss of a dear ISBE colleague and friend. I will miss her contagious smile, laughter and pure joy for life. My sincere condolences to her husband Tad, and family for the untimely loss of Ernie. During the difficult days ahead, may you find some peace and comfort in the many wonderful memories shared together. The Wind is Beneath Your Wing, Ernistine – Fly High!

 

Marlene J. Carlson posted on 12/11/20

Sorry to hear about Janet's passing. I just communicated w/her on FB this week. She was a kind & good person. Prayers to her family.

 

Debbie Denk posted on 12/11/20

I've known Janet for many years through a mutual friend and am so sorry to hear of her passing. My sympathy goes out to Dave, Missy and all of her family.

 

Mark E Thurman posted on 12/11/20

God bless you Scott & your home now. Peace & srength to your family.

 

Vicky and Carb Ritz posted on 12/11/20

Janet was a very special person in our lives and she will be missed by everyone, such a kind and generous soul... Fly high dear friend... Praying for comfort for the family...RIP Janet ❤️

 

Tone posted on 12/11/20

I love you and I misss you so much and hope you are doing good and jojo and kiah if you see this I miss you and I hope we can see each other again and Aunt Amanda I remember when my mom told me you used to do flips off the diving board at the pool and yes I can flip I tough myself and then i tried to teach jojo lol but he landed on his neck good thing nothing bad and me and jojo also got chase by a dog but I wasn't really a chase because the dog was far back and now I'm am in 8th grade with 1 c- and all A's:) I'm will stay strong for you. MISS YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Mary Lou Johnsrud posted on 12/11/20

I simply have no words . To Dave and the rest of the family I am so sorry for your loss. Janet was a bright star and the nights will not shine as bright anymore. She will be missed by so many.

 

Rich Coe posted on 12/11/20

She was a good woman. Typo error earlier

 

Rich Coe posted on 12/11/20

Sorry to hear about Janet passing. She was a goof woman and a friend. She will be missed. Prayers to the family.

 

Frank Winters posted on 12/11/20

Janet was a great friend. I will always remember her a one of the best I was privileged to have worked with at the Post Office and the APWU.

 

Kevin Scoggins posted on 12/11/20

Janet's family: I am sorry to hear of Janet's passing. Worked with Janet for over 30 years. She had a great smile and always enjoyed talking with her. She will be missed by many. Will keep Janet and her family in our prayers.

 

Sheila Presbrey posted on 12/11/20

My thoughts and prayers are with Janet's family. I am blessed to have been a small part of her life. Great many laughs together are in my memory bank! What a great person. Fly high with the angels Janet

 

Mark Duttweiler posted on 12/11/20

I remember listening to rock n roll records with Scott and Carolyn Browning (Rector) at her house on Orchid Court in Canton in the mid 60’s. Scott was a new driver and he took Carolyn and I to lunch at the A&W. It’s a good memory of a fun day with the big kids in our family. God bless you Scott.

 

 

Tim & patti catalano posted on 12/11/20

Our deepest sympathy.

 

john friedmeyer posted on 12/11/20

Missy so sorry for your loss i have a lot of fond memories of you and your mom during our High School days

 

Larry McVey (Little) posted on 12/11/20

Very sorry to hear of the loss of Carlo. Wow, I spend many many hours out at the shop with my own Dad on various projects and listening to stories. Brings back a lot of great memories and he was always good to me and he will be missed. I am very glad that I have so many memories of working around the shop being around Carlo and with all the characters that came in and out of Carlos's shop. Again, very sorry for Carlos's passing.

 

Dennis Johnson posted on 12/11/20

Our condolences to the family on Carlo's passing. Patty Vaughn & Dennis Johnson

 

Paul Mast posted on 12/10/20

Marcia, so sorry to hear of Harold Lee's passing. He was fun guy to be around. He will be missed.

 

 

Steve & Barbara Cody posted on 12/10/20

Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.. May God give you the peace that you seek

 

 

Kelli Cordani posted on 12/10/20

Fly high Ernie!

 

Kristy Sharpe posted on 12/10/20

Chris and family - I’m so sorry for your loss.

 

Mary Pulliam posted on 12/10/20

I was saddened to hear that Mrs. Madonia passed away. She was such a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with your family. Condolences from all of the Markey's.

 

Salam, Patrick and Michael posted on 12/10/20

Sorry for your loss. Prayers are with the family.

 

David Lawler and Family posted on 12/10/20

So very sorry for your loos our prayers are with you all.

 

Helen Martens posted on 12/10/20

I am so sorry to hear about Phyllis - much love to her wonderful family

 

Karen blankenship posted on 12/10/20

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort at this difficult time.

 

Jack and Dodi McQuellon posted on 12/10/20

Please accept our deepest sympathy. Amy was an absolutely wonderful person and she will be missed by all. We are shocked and saddened by her passing.

 

Harmon & Pat Janssen posted on 12/10/20

Harmon worked at Grandview IGA between 1984-1987 (approx) 3 years. My wife Pat and I both remember Floyd with fond memories. I also remember Tammy plus Kevin and Darlene. We remember Floyd as a quiet but kind man with firm beliefs in family, faith and fellow people. It is good to be reminded of days gone by and the folks that made an impression. Condolences to Floyd’s family. Harmon and Pat Janssen

 

Darell Sarff posted on 12/10/20

Jack was such a support for me when I was District 10 IAA Board Member. I could always depend on Jack for insight on any Farm Bureau idea, thought, project that I took to him He brought history as well as his opinion as to what would be best for farmers. His lighthearted humor and timing were always correct. Jack, we will miss you. Darell Sarff

 

Paul M Fiorenza posted on 12/9/20

Ernie will always be remembered by the big smile on her face by all of us who knew her at ISBE. It was sad news to here of Ernie's passing. My condolences go out to her grieving family and friends.

 

Karen stauffer posted on 12/9/20

Ernie was a great friend to all and will be missed by everyone who knew her. My deepest sympathies to her family.

 

Robert Colantino posted on 12/9/20

My sympathy and condolences to the Hudson family in the loss of their father. I shall fondly remember my banter with him about life in general and sports in particular and meals at MCL. Best wishes for his ever supporting wife Shirley and to his children. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Tom Cockayne posted on 12/9/20

So sad to hear about Carlo passing. I first met him through my dad then later met his son Mike.Truly fine family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all . Rest In Peace Carlo✝️

 

Nancy Staab posted on 12/9/20

My sincerest sympathy and prayers for peace and comfort for the entire Madonia family.

 

 

Dave Farris posted on 12/9/20

Mike and family, Sincere condolences to you and your family upon the death of your father. I have fond memories of going down to the “ old garage” and seeing you father. I always left feeling better about my workday and had a smile on my face. What a great guy and may he rest in piece.

 

Janet Bottom posted on 12/9/20

My heartfelt condolences to all of the Madonia Family. I have such wonderful memories of your mom and what a sweet and loving person she was. I know you will miss her dearly but her spirit lives on in all of you. I am thinking of you during this sad time and I pray that you find comfort in all the wonderful memories you have of your dear sweet mother. May she Rest in Peace. With Love, Janet Bottom

 

Debby Manker posted on 12/9/20

Sending my deepest condolences to Tad and family. I worked with Ernie for many years at State Board. Always enjoyed her smiles and humor. Rest In Peace Ernie.

 

Alvera Knox posted on 12/9/20

Dear Carlo, Condolences to you and your family upon the death of your father. May your memories of him comfort you. With sympathy, Alvera Knox

 

Kathy (Gleeson)Stubbs posted on 12/9/20

Some of my best childhood memories include the Bertoni family, I remember him being a large quite man that was always very nice to us neighborhood kids as we hung out at the house ,He would always stick his head out the door and check on us kids as we played kick the can or warn us when a storm was coming ,I remember him going fishing a lot and I also remember how tasty those crappie were when he fried them up .He was a good man and I hope he finds a good crappie spot in heaven.

 

 

Nancy Siders posted on 12/9/20

Will miss seeing my neighbor’s big smile! Sincere condolences to family...

 

Rodney Karr posted on 12/9/20

DeSart family, you don’t know me but I worked with Stan at Cat. I was a trainee at the time and Stan took me under his wing and helped me tremendously. He was a great supporter and encourager. I am saddened deeply by his passing and offer my dearest condolences. May God comfort you during this time.

 

 

Vince & Barb Catalano posted on 12/9/20

We're so sorry to hear about Uncle Carlo. Our thoughts and Prayers to all the family. Vince & Barb Catalano

 

Bill Snyder posted on 12/9/20

To the Bertoni kids: I had the privilege and honor of working with your Dad at the Castor's on Stevenson Drive when I was a junior in high school back in 1967. He taught me a lot about produce and working with the public and a lot about life and how to deal with my first real job a the age of sixteen. I remember how he loved to fish and used some kind of a metal bucket with heat beneath when he would go ice fishing. I also remember how he liked to drink beer and that he called your Mom "Grindel". He was a super guy, a great boss, great teacher and helped me to grow up in many ways. I wish a Happy Heaven to him and peace to you kids and the grandkids.

 

Tim "Gonzo" Garrett posted on 12/8/20

Many great memories with Chuck at Bradley''s and over at his house....he could fix anything with a motor....RIP Chuck

 

Jamie Hainaut Burnett posted on 12/8/20

My dear, sweet, beautiful neighbor of 30 years, you have touched the lives of so many and your memory and spirit will live on in all who loved and adored you. I could not have asked for better neighbors, my boys and I have so many wonderful memories throughout the years. I have a few that will always stick with me, and keep in mind I had to listen very intently through her heavy Italian accent which I grew so very fond of. If I came over for ANY reason at all, I was eating something before I left no matter how many times I told her I wasn't hungry or had just eaten, I figured this out very quickly. She then would send me home with pasta for my two boys. She also would tell me frequently that I needed to put on more blush and lipstick, always in a genuine, loving maternal manner. I will miss your story telling, great sense of humor and beautiful smile and be forever grateful to have had you in my life. God bless you and your wonderful family, may you rest in peace Mrs. Madonia.

 

Lorene and Steve Warren posted on 12/8/20

We are so sorry to hear of Ernie's passing. May the Lord comfort all of you during this difficult time. Ernie was a friend to everyone and a fun-loving person. God bless you all.

 

Eugenia Gleeson posted on 12/8/20

Sorry for your lost we all grew up to gether lived right down a few houses best friend great parents

 

Eugenia Gleeson posted on 12/8/20

I'm sorry for your lost.ive grown up with this family.her mom and dad were great peoole

 

Jeff Fuchs posted on 12/8/20

We always had a good laugh when we chatted. I will miss my friend

 

Natalie Bales posted on 12/8/20

Joann, Cathy and Sal, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I know you will feel her love forever.

 

Pete & Tandi posted on 12/8/20

So sad. Many great and fun memories of Ernie that are often remembered and never forgotten. Our deepest condolences to the Barrow family.

 

C. Sue Warner posted on 12/8/20

Eldon and my husband were good friends when Eldon worked at Avenue Foods and Boyd worked for Kelly Food Products and Ray's Chilli. They got together outside of work time and really enjoyed each other's company. Now they are enjoying time together in heaven. Eldon was a great guy. Condolences to his family. My prayers are with all of you during this time of loss..

 

Rose and Joann Lenn posted on 12/8/20

Truly sorry to hear of the passing of Carlo. He was a kind friend who always helped us anytime we stopped in his car shop. We loved visiting with him as he always made us feel welcomed and was concerned about our family, You had a great father and we could feel the love he had for each of you. Prayers for you all at this sad time. God will reward Carlo for all he did for others.

 

John Fleischacker posted on 12/8/20

Mike, I am truly sorry and sad to hear of the passing of your father. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts. May your father rest in peace.

 

Mike Maurer posted on 12/8/20

Kevin, So sorry to hear of the lose of your Dad, you always talked of fond memories of him and the good times you had with him. Sending payers to you & your family

 

Ron Turner posted on 12/8/20

I drove cars with Ernie (Ernestine) at Landmark. I really enjoyed knowing her and am so very sorry to learn of her passing. She was always a lot of fun to be around. My sympathies to all of Ernie's family.

 

 

Carol D Curto posted on 12/8/20

Thoughts and Prayers to Tad, Jamie and the family. She was a classmate, friend and co-worker who will miss her. Rest in Peace Ernie and fly high.

 

 

matthew posted on 12/8/20

papa i love u

 

Robert A Best posted on 12/8/20

Dear Carlo & Family, Our deepest condolences at the loss of your Dad. I had the pleasure of chatting with him and your Mom at the VFW a couple of times. I know he will be missed by all who love him. Most Sincerely, Bob & Maureen Best

 

 

Joyce Bushnell posted on 12/8/20

What a grear person to work with even though we didn't work in same area I did go to her desk and talk with her fun person to have known

 

Michael Murphy posted on 12/8/20

She was truly a wonderful mother and grandmother to all her children. They were blessed to have her in their lives...as was I. A kind and generous soul who will deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her and all who loved her.

 

Stephanie Alchimisti posted on 12/8/20

Dear Andrea , Joann, Cathy and Sal ... My heart goes out to you and your families in the loss of your wife , mother, grandmother . Mariana will be so fondly remembered for her love , kindness and generous spirit . A very beautiful lady . May you all find the strength and comfort knowing she is surrounded with everlasting love and joy in Heaven with our Lord and all of our friends and loved ones who have passed before us . God Bless You All , Love , Stephanie

 

 

The Nortons (Scott, Stacey, Jacob, & Anna) posted on 12/8/20

Tad and family, we are so saddened by Ernie’s passing. She was a dear friend who brought joy and laughter to everyone she knew. She will be deeply missed and always fondly remembered.

 

Judy and Jim Cordier posted on 12/7/20

Please accept my most sincere condolences for your family’s loss. And what a loss it was-of a beautiful, full-of-life lady who always had a smile on her face. I know how she loved people, whether riding on the motorcycle or hanging out at Anchor Boat Club. Her smile will be missed, but not how that smile made you feel. Prayers to you for peace, and to her for becoming your angel in heaven.

 

Barbara Smith posted on 12/7/20

So sorry to hear of the passing of this great lady. My thoughts and prayers for all the Family, Friends and St John Family. She will be greatly missed.

 

Kay Sill posted on 12/7/20

Rest in peace Aunt Judy. I will never forget you.

 

Carolyn Christopher Bickert posted on 12/7/20

Sal, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I have fun memories of college going home to your house and your mom having a huge spread of food for us. I also remember a time when Tim and I were coming home from vacation with our kids and we stopped in to see you and then we went over to your parents house where your dad was showing us his grapes in the backyard and giving samples of his wine to the kids (who were so little at the time!) and your mom, once again had a delicious spread of food for us. Such gracious people! I know it's hard to lose someone so special and loved. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Love, Carolyn

 

 

Trina Borkhardt-Sims posted on 12/7/20

RIP Judy!! You will be Missed by So Many!! Connie, Todd, Samantha and Jake, I Love You All Very Much!! Your in My Prayers!!! ❤️

 

Ed Cook and Barbara Cook posted on 12/7/20

My wife and I bowled with Tom and Sharon on Saturday nights at the King pin (great times) watching the kids run around like house a fire, will never forget Tom and Family. A lot of memories

 

janet conner posted on 12/7/20

I went to school with Ernie and Ninette we road the bus together to New Hope School and another bus to the, high school we lived in the country back then. She will not be forgotten. She has earned her angel wings, Fly high Ernie

 

Timothy Ward posted on 12/7/20

As I watch your service in a very virtual way, I think how blessed we all are that at some point in all of our lives you crossed our paths and made a difference. I will forever remember your kindness and gentle nature. You have blessed this family, Judy, in more ways than you could have ever imagined. Your husband, children and your grandchildren are your legacy, But that extends well beyond to all of your family and to the friends whom you’ve touched. May God raise you up on Eagles wings. Bear you on the breath of dawn. Make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of His hand.

 

 

Mary Lou Wolff Estill posted on 12/7/20

Judy and I started working at Ill. Bell in 1959. We became good friends, sharing recipes, and family memories. Sorry to hear of her illness and passing. Mary Lou Wolff Estill Chatham, IL

 

CJ Beck posted on 12/7/20

Drew, your mom was a very special lady and was loved by so many people. However none of it compares to how much she loved you. Her eyes got an extra twinkle in them whenever she talked about you. You have her exact same eyes and she will be with you always. Love you dearly.

 

CJ Beck posted on 12/7/20

Drew, your mom was a very special lady and was loved by so many people. However, none of it compares to how much she loved you. Her eyes always got an extra twinkle in them whenever she talked about you. You have the exact same eyes and she will be with you always. Love you dearly.

 

odessa w buckley posted on 12/7/20

So Very Sorry to hear of Your Dear Mother's Passing.I remember Her Laughter,and Humor! I still have My Tuxhorn Cap, and I always think of Her when I wear it!

 

 

shannon brown posted on 12/7/20

I loved working next to Floyd when I worked in the dairy dept. and he was in the produce. He was a great guy

 

David and Miriam (Braker) Yochum and sons posted on 12/6/20

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Mick Aiello posted on 12/6/20

Please accept my condolences on your loss of Don. I played baseball on an opposing high school team with Don. He was an excellent ball player. I also knew his son Don from the Power Plant. You are in my prayers.

 

Maria Braker posted on 12/6/20

When we were young our families would gather for Christmas and for dad's birthday when all would come to the farm. When we would stop at the garage I was always amazed how Judy would handle the phone. Radio and paperwork all at the same time. Sending prayers to help you through this loss.

 

David & Nancy (Braker) Moss posted on 12/6/20

We are so sorry for your loss. I have many memories of all our family get together from the Fourth of July to Christmas, birthdays and anniversaries....Our prayers remain with all of you and your families at this time.

 

D Wilcox posted on 12/6/20

Jack and my Dad John were friends through SCFB. Dad always had good things to say about Jack. A man of great character indeed. They are now walking on streets of gold.

 

Tom Hirstein posted on 12/6/20

Had Don as a PE teacher and always liked and respected him. Talked to him after graduation several time at various school functions.

 

 

Kathie Bryant posted on 12/6/20

Don is in heaven catching up with John Staats and the other SHS coaches......sitting around their lunch table!!! They loved that part of their day! We would hear the stories almost every night at supper! Fun times!!!

 

Nicola Chiaradonna posted on 12/6/20

My deepest condolences to Sal,Cathy and Giovanna and Andrea.Fondly remember those wonderful New Years celebrations with all of you and especially your wonderful mother.

 

Dave & Linda Kuntzman posted on 12/6/20

Sal, we’re deeply sorry for the loss of your Mother. We know you have cherished memories. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers

 

Mary Fulgenzi posted on 12/6/20

Cathy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have never met your mom but she lived a full life. May you find peace and comfort in your memories. Heaven has gained another angel.

 

Tom Denny posted on 12/6/20

Sorry to hear about your father, we became great friends at ISNU and I have great deal of respect for him and your mother.He will be in my prayers.

 

B. Barbee posted on 12/6/20

LaDonna: "I am praying that the Lord will continue to watch over, protect, guide & disperse His Angels of healing, kindness & love." God Bless

 

B. Barbee posted on 12/6/20

To the family of Mrs. Betty Johnson: "I am praying that the good Lord will continue to wrap His loving arms this wonderful family that I've know for a long time & attended the Church of the Holy Spirit some years ago". "I loved Mrs. Betty & Mrs. Hazel. Rev. Lewis & the whole church family." "Her niece Stephanie & nephew Floyd, Jr. I took piano lessons together." "I will never forget Mrs. Betty & her beautiful smile." "A BEAUTIFUL ANGEL ANGEL HAS HER WINGS"

 

Phillip Eugene Dorr posted on 12/6/20

My favorite coach. May he rest in peace. My condolences to the family. you now have another soul watching over you from above.

 

Becky Puclik posted on 12/6/20

This world has lost a special person but her impact will always be felt. My sincere sympathy to Amy’s family and to all her friends who were as fortunate as I was to have known her!

 

Dennis Pierce posted on 12/6/20

Wonderful memories of Tom and Sharon. Have missed seeing them since retirement but wii never forget them. They leave behind a wonderful family. I feel privileged to have known them. Our prayers are with you all

 

Pam (Selinger) Weisenborn posted on 12/6/20

Jan, I am saddened to learn of your Mom’s passing. May God give you the strength and comfort to endure this difficult time and may she Rest In Peace.

 

Jeannie Serra posted on 12/6/20

To Andrea, Joann, Cathy, and Sal, You have our sincerest and deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife and mother. Our family holds such sweet memories of your beautiful and beloved mom. So many memories of her smiling face, generous hospitality, and gourmet Italian cooking! From the very early years at our house when they came to this country, to the farm, to 5th street, and then to Park, Marianna always was a welcoming force! She was as gorgeous on the outside as she was beautiful on the inside! My kids still rave about her pizza.... the BEST there was! We are all blessed for having known her! Our heartfelt love to all of you and your families! Love, Jeannie and Jim Serra❤️

 

Pat Deloney posted on 12/6/20

So sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was a great coach. I spent a lot of time with him as a coach and as a fellow employee at Springfield High. He was a great guy and respected by all.

 

Lisa Torry MMC IU posted on 12/6/20

We are thinking of you. So sorry for your loss. She will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

 

 

Bill Sr.,Linda and Brian Kennett posted on 12/6/20

We are sorry for the loss of Shirley. We know that she lived a good Christian life and was a good example on how to live. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to Doug and Diane and all the Family.

 

Jenelle Bertolino-Ishmael posted on 12/6/20

Drew your mom will forever be in my heart. She was a rock for me especially in the last few months. She loves you so very much and always kept me up to date on what you were doing. I am so sorry this beautiful lady was taken from you I know she will be watching over you and all of us.

 

Diane Hillard-Sembell posted on 12/6/20

My prayers and sympathy to Drew and the entire family. Amy was such an amazing beautiful person, and lit up the room with her smile and positive approach to life! RIP my friend

 

JOE SULLIVAN posted on 12/6/20

My condolences to Jon's family and Sara. Jon was a good friend to my brother, whom he referred to as big John, until my brother died in 2019.

 

 

Sue Stephenson posted on 12/6/20

Janice and the McCann family, I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one.

 

Dick & Susie Austin posted on 12/6/20

I had the pleasurer of knowing Mr. Hudson since I was in fifth grade and he was my gym teacher in grade school. I also had him in High school for History and for drivers Education. However, I had the real opportunity to know Mr. Hudson as an adult when we served together on the Sangamon County Board. Years later when I returned to Springfield we would see each other at the health club and discuss current events and old times. He was in my estimation a true gentleman and one of the good ones you rarely meet in life. While I have often thought of Mr. Hudson over the last many years, I have not had and opportunity to see or be with him and for that I am truly sorry for a missed opportunity. Please know he and his family are in Susie and I thoughts and prayers. God Bless! Dick & Susie Austin

 

Shelby posted on 12/6/20

Me junior and your grandkids miss you soo much dad!

 

Robert Murphy posted on 12/6/20

My Nonna was the most loving and caring Grandmother. She cared for me as a child and I will never forget the warmth and love she had for me and the way she made me feel. I will always remember the happy times with her and will miss her sense of humor. Please look over us and keep us strong Nonna. You will forever be in my heart.

 

Shelley Riney posted on 12/6/20

Amy, so much fun at Methodist and so many antics. I was so looking forward to meeting in person instead of just on the phone. You are gone way too soon

 

 

Jean Burnett posted on 12/6/20

A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory.

 

Patty Pruitt (grandaughter of Melvin's sister, MIldred) posted on 12/5/20

Jack was my reminder of the strong and funny roots I have. I delighted showing him off to my New Jersey husband when Margaret and Jack generously hosted us. Lucky heaven to have both of them now.

 

Kitty Wrigley posted on 12/5/20

Amy was always supportive and positive. I'm so sorry for your loss. "I am immeasurably glad to have been on this earth while you were."

 

Mike Hudson posted on 12/5/20

Jack will be missed by all of us in Deerwood Lake!! Just a great neighbor and human being!! After Margaret passed, Jack kept on going! Every day he took his walks!! I would tease him and ask "hey Jack can I give you a ride" He'd take his hat off and wave it at me, and smile saying "no , I'm good" Going to miss him, we all are at Deerwood lake! Mike & Jane Hudson

 

Frances Farley posted on 12/5/20

My love and prayers for my cousins. She was a beautiful woman and caring wife,mother,and Nona. I will continue to make her fabulous Italian cookies with my cousin Cathy. May you be comforted with her memories.

 

Frances Farley posted on 12/5/20

My love and prayers to my cousins. Your Mom was a beautiful woman. She was a very caring wife,mother, and Nona. I will continue to enjoy making her fabulous Italian cookies with my cousin Cathy. May Gods love and pry be with you.

 

Kathi Vieregge posted on 12/5/20

Patty, Ron & I are so sorry to hear of Amys passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & Drew & family.

 

Karen E. Osburn posted on 12/5/20

My thoughts and prayers are with your whole family. I so enjoyed sharing conversations with Shirley at church and church activities, during the senior dinners, and at Lewis Memorial. She was truly a blessing for her family and all the people that were acquainted with her.

 

Otto Fafoglia posted on 12/5/20

So sorry hear about Don. Met Don at Illinois State and Cardinal court where the veterans lived in late 50’s. Again in Springfield School District where we both worked. Always friendly and really good guy. Condolences to his family. Know he will be missed.

 

Daniel & Linda Curcio posted on 12/5/20

My Grandmother was a wonderful person. I always enjoyed her company and made a point to visit her & my Grandfather numerous times throughout the year rain or shine. I will miss the 3 course breakfast she would always prepare in the morning when I would stay overnight. I am so happy she was able to meet & know my three wild daughters. I will miss you tremendously Nonna. May you Rest In Peace. You will always be in my thoughts & prayers. You were the best grandmother and I will miss your company. I love you Nonna always, Danny

 

John Fleischacker posted on 12/5/20

Don, my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May your father rest in peace.

 

Patricia Daniels Gietl posted on 12/5/20

Pat, So sorry to learn of your sisters death. We went to LHS together. Patricia Daniels Gietl

 

Melissa Jastrzebski Renfro posted on 12/5/20

So sorry hear of Tom's passing. He was a wonderful man. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. RIP Tom

 

Norm Venaas posted on 12/5/20

Sorry for your loss. I remember before we had children, Judy, Paul, my wife Donna and I would get together around an old player piano, with of course a few brewskies,sing, and have just a gay o time. Memories that can last forever. Again, sorry for your loss.

 

Steve, Kathy, and Will Smith posted on 12/5/20

Drew, We were so sad to hear about Mom. She was so sweet and friendly. She will certainly be missed by many. We are praying for you.

 

Steve and Kathy Smith posted on 12/5/20

Jack was such a great guy and a loving, caring husband. He was also a loving father. He would always greet us with that gigantic smile. Rest in peace Jack, And may the family be comforted.

 

Mary Ellen creighton posted on 12/5/20

A very friendly gracious woman who will be missed.

 

Ann Broch posted on 12/5/20

Drew and family, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I worked with Amy at St John's for years. She was a great nurse and a wonderful person. A real "patient " person.

 

Phil & Sue Simpson posted on 12/5/20

"TRUE" friends are few. Sharing our lives with Jack & Margaret were some of the happiest times in our memories. Rest in peace FRIEND

 

John & Tina Kern posted on 12/5/20

Our condolences to Sue, Craig and the rest of the family. Jack was truly one of a kind. Always enjoyed his stories. He always had a smile on his face and a good joke to tell you. He was one of the friendliest people you'd ever meet.

 

 

Rick Steele posted on 12/5/20

I've known Amy since the 80s when she lived in Raymond & she interviewed & hired me when I started at St John's. I will miss her as a valued friend.

 

Miguel Angel Porrovecchio & Marcella posted on 12/5/20

Sentite condoglianze per la perdita della carissima Zia, che il buon Dio possa avere misericordia e riservare un posto in Paradiso

 

Franco e Agata Curcio posted on 12/5/20

Sentite condoglianze

 

 

Mauro e Cetty Curcio posted on 12/5/20

Vi abbracciamo forte per questa perdita.

 

Kim Briggs Krager posted on 12/5/20

You have my deepest sympathy!! Amy was truly an extraordinary woman that was admired by everyone that had the privilege to know her. She had such dedication to career and helping others yet what stood out the most over the 28 years that I knew Amy was her love for her family and friends and how proud she was of Drew and the absolute joy she had in being his mother. Like everyone, I am shocked and deeply saddened by her untimely passing. I will never forget her infectious smile and kind spirit. Condolences and prayers to the entire family as you go through this very difficult time.

 

Umland posted on 12/5/20

Amy was/is a wonderful person, friend & advocate for the patient. We just texted on Thanksgiving. We are all blessed to have know her & she will be dearly missed!

 

Umland posted on 12/5/20

Steve

 

Norma Little posted on 12/5/20

I remember Judy Nika as a lady of beauty and grace. She is a kind spirit, loving and sweet to others. She is so proud of her daughters, so loving to her husband and her entire family. It is enjoyable just to be around her. She yet lives! She's just relocated to her "home on high".

 

Karen Leinum posted on 12/5/20

I am so sorry for your loss, I worked with Amy at St. Jones years ago she was a great nurse and a wonderful person to work with.

 

 

Holly creekpaum posted on 12/5/20

Me and Colton gorbett will always have you in our hearts and in our memories Forever

 

 

Holly creekpaum posted on 12/5/20

Tom gorbett

 

Gusta Schuchmann posted on 12/5/20

My deepest condolences on the dead of your beloved wife. May she Rest In Peace. Gusta. Of St Joseph’s choir.

 

Michael Bice posted on 12/5/20

My deepest condolences to Drew and the family.

 

 

Malissa Talbert posted on 12/5/20

Amy was a beautiful person! I will miss seeing that great smile!

 

Karen Schaal Shaver posted on 12/5/20

Amy, I am heartbroken. We shared so much in all the years we were roommates. It was such a wonderful time in our lives. The craziness of school and all the trips to and from Mt. Pulaski and Lincoln, the excitement of becoming nurses, the fun of living in our first apartment, the pressure of our first “real” jobs, the hatred of eating Hamburger Helper one more time because we couldn’t afford anything else, finally saving enough money to go on a dream vacation to Hawaii...thousands of memories because of you. You were my strength and my shoulder to cry on. You were my cheerleader and the voice of reason. I was blessed to have you as a friend. I will always love you!

 

Cristina & Matt posted on 12/5/20

You are deeply missed, Nonna! Scopa Queen and Champion forever! “What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Rest in Peace. We love you. xoxo

 

 

Max and Cheri Hammer posted on 12/5/20

Such a huge loss for our healthcare community. Amy was the kindest, most caring nurse leader. She will be missed, but gave the best of herself to all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers for her loved ones.

 

Kendall Cole posted on 12/4/20

I remember the twinkle in Jack's eyes each time he greeted and the firm, friendly handshake. Yet, this was a guy that got things done for his County and State Farm Bureaus. Rest easy my friend, and may your family find solace in the great remembrances of time together.

 

Jo Ellen Bretz posted on 12/4/20

I will miss Amy more than I can express. She was a colleague for many years at St. John’s and a dear friend. Her kindness, generosity, and happy, joyful nature were an inspiration to me. I am so sad at her sudden passing. My condolences to Drew, her mother, Pat, her brother, Kim and to the many, many friends who loved her. I pray that fond memories of Amy will help ease the pain of our loss. RIP, dear, sweet Amy.

 

Michael Curcio posted on 12/4/20

Nonna, on top of being the best grandma anyone could ever ask for, you were a beautiful soul and person to everyone you interacted with. We will miss your smile, laughs, jokes and overwhelming love. Please look over us from heaven and bless us with your strength and spirit. Rest In Peace Nonna, we love you so much.

 

Cindi Pittman posted on 12/4/20

In the 45 years I have known her, Amy was always one of the sweetest people on the planet. I was not surprised to hear what a wonderful nurse she was. The world is a sadder place without her. RIP Amy.

 

Lana Sumner posted on 12/4/20

Drew, may you have the strength as you go through this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Diana Beaty posted on 12/4/20

We shared a lot during our years together at Farm Bureau. Jack was like a step Dad to me, all the fun times together and all the bad times we helped each other through. We could read each other’s mind and knew what we had to do to for every situation. I know we drifted apart after his retirement but we could always pick up where we left off when reunited. I know a part of Jack died when Margaret did, I am thankful they are reunited. Rest In Peace dear Jack, I am forever grateful for having had you in my life. Thanks for all the memories!

 

Catherine Madonia posted on 12/4/20

Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. Mom filled our home with love and laughter, she had a great sense of humor and was wise beyond her years. Many of her happiest moments were spent with family and friends, she loved to entertain and was a fabulous cook. Her smile would light up a room, she was loving, kind and generous. Mom taught us to have strength and courage to face challenges, to stay grounded, to help those in need, make good decisions, and to have faith in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer. We will miss you greatly mom, may you rest In peace, knowing we will all be together again someday. With all my love, Catherine

 

 

Diana Roth posted on 12/4/20

My condolences to all of Amy’s family. May she Rest In Peace.

 

 

Cathy Crawford posted on 12/4/20

What a wonderful woman and great leader.

 

 

Steve Tondi posted on 12/4/20

Loved everything about Jack except his terrible choice of baseball teams to root for! Loved by many, missed by all... say hi to Margaret!

 

Marysue Curtis posted on 12/4/20

My deepest condolences to Drew, Kim and Patty. Rest in peace my dear sweet friend Amy, I will miss you.

 

Kathy Jackson Boward posted on 12/4/20

Fly high my friend! I’ve been thinking about all the fun times we had in the 80’s running around and partying like there was no tomorrow. You were always happy and your smile was infectious. You will be missed but we will meet again at another time and another plain. Love you!!

 

 

Rose Marie Kruger posted on 12/4/20

Rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to the Family

 

Sharon Johnson posted on 12/4/20

Sal, my heart is with you. You've spoken lovingly of your mom over the year and I know she will leave a huge space in your life. Your memories will grow richer with time and you will relive them many times over. My love and sympathy to you, David and all of your family.

 

Jill Shipp Cave posted on 12/4/20

I love you Amy! I don’t know if I would have made through Nursing school without you! You kept me grounded and could always make me smile! You will be deeply missed!

 

David Curcio posted on 12/4/20

Nonna you were truly an amazing woman. Always so caring and loving. I’ll miss your jokes smile and voice. You always made me laugh and smile. Thinking about you always. I love you Nonna and I’ll miss you hope you’re at peace. Tanti baci

 

Joann Curcio posted on 12/4/20

My Mom was a special person and I’ll always cherish every moment we had together. She was truly the heart of our family. Her smile and sense of humor was always a joy. Her strength and inner courage was amazing. She had a deep love for everyone especially her family & cherished friends. She is deeply missed by all of us. Rest In Peace Mom, with all my love Joann

 

Missy Crowder posted on 12/4/20

Maria was the sweetest, most amazingly loving woman that I had the pleasure of caring for. Her smile was contagious and her laugh truly was the best. She will be missed greatly!

 

Hank & Susan Cronister posted on 12/4/20

Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of your father. May you all look to the our Lord for comfort and strength as you grieve the loss of your precious loved one. We too share in your sorrow. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time in your lives. Rev. 21:4

 

Ron Kern posted on 12/4/20

Words will never express how deeply I cared for Jack and how much he gave to me, and all that knew him. He changed my life with his humor, his friendship, his wisdom and by always sticking by me through thick and thin. He always had my back. What started as a job back in 1982 quickly turned into a lifelong and treasured friendship. I considered him a second dad, but only in number. I will miss you, but be assured I will share stories of our exploits the rest of my life. Godspeed dear friend.

 

Joleen Welch posted on 12/4/20

I was sorry to read of Mary's passing. She was such a good neighbor to Juanita and my kids enjoyed her also. She lived a long life and you have many good memories.

 

Corinne Anderson posted on 12/4/20

Betty was truly a special woman and a grandmother figure to me. She truly blessed me with her love. She would travel with me, give me advice and truly was a beacon of light in my life. Thanks to her being an amazing great-grandmother to Jordan and loving and watching him daily help me reach my career goals. Betty you and your glowing smile will be miss. I hate I could not be there in person to pay my respect and show my love.

 

Robert Frazier posted on 12/4/20

So Thankful....Humble, Jesus Loving person that I’ve know for just a little while..So Thankful...Caring, Giving,Kind and endless Love.....So Thankful.. BJ I will miss your Peaceful Spirit. So Thankful....Always in my Heart.....Love You... Robert Frazier

 

Winslow, Lang and Holbrook family posted on 12/4/20

Ms. Betty Johnson was truly a virtuous woma. So full of love, wisdom, faith and joy. There will be no more death or crying or pain. For the old things have passed away. Do not let your heart be troubled. Trust in him totally. She will be missed by all who had the priveledge of knowing her.

 

AVS Employee posted on 12/4/20

Worked for Tom in the late 90s and early 2000s. When I first met him for my interview, he reminded me of Richard Petty. He was charismatic and always fair. It was a great environment working there, and enjoyed Miss Sharon, Sharon & her little one, and Donnie. The last time I saw him, he was doing a solid burnout up Rt 29 in his black Firebird. RIP Mr. Gorbett

 

Nicolas y Pilar Forero posted on 12/4/20

Querida Yarela y Familia Mellado, comprendemos su pérdida y queremos expresarles de manera muy sentida nuestro apoyo incondicional. El alma de la abuelita vivirá eternamente en nuestros corazones.

 

Beth Pallante posted on 12/3/20

I’m so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was a very strong woman who wanted the best for her family. I hope you are surrounded by peace and laughter as you celebrate her life.

 

Rocky and Sandy posted on 12/3/20

To the family of Eldon Eck: I never knew Eldon in his younger days and only got to know him as a result of Lindsay and Mike getting married. I still never spent a lot of time with him until grandkids started playing baseball. At first I wasn't sure if he was not a talker or he was like everyone else and knew better than to hang out with me. After all I do have a tad off-putting personality.( and I may or may not have been a bit afraid of him) It was by accident that we went to dinner at Top-Cats and he and Susie had just stat down and he waved us over to sit with them.( I guess he just saw Sandy) By the time we left there I'd been insulted much more than I ever had with one of the driest quick wits I had ever been around. This dude was funny, worldly and I'm sure I'd seen a side of "Mr.Grumpy" that few had. From that point on a good friendship developed. Sandy and I have a hand full of dinners out with him, crossed paths at parties and baseball games for a few but wonderful years. Susie, Cohen, and I all shared they same birthday so that time was together also. When Susie passed I knew he would be lost and the decline was quick. We visited him in his new home but although we had a great hour he just wasn't Eldon. Our time with him was short but it was quality time for sure. Sandy and I will miss him greatly and from now on I'll never go to another grandkids baseball game with out remembering our friend. Rest well sir.

 

Tony Gill posted on 12/3/20

I was sad to hear of Tom's passing. He was a good man .May God be with the family at this time of sorrow.

 

.Michele Broccardo posted on 12/3/20

Mr. Eck is one of 'dads' from our childhood who was always fondly remembered by my brothers, Mark and Steve, and our entire family. He was their baseball coach, but also a man they looked up to with respect, admiration, and love. Stories about the coaching team of Mr. Eck and our Dad (Marcel) filled our dinner table conversations. Mr. Eck was the 'nice' coach and Dad was always the 'tough' coach. When I look back at the many summer days my brothers spent on the diamond at Bunn Park with Mr. Eck it will always warm my heart. God speed Mr. Eck. Prayers and love from the Broccardo family to the Eck Family during this difficult time.

 

Vicky S Edwards posted on 12/3/20

Chrissy I am so sorry to hear about Charlie. I will pray for you. God bless you and your family

 

The Woodbury Family posted on 12/3/20

Psalm62:1 My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from him.

 

Deliverance World Wide Ministries posted on 12/3/20

Thank you for the light you added to our lives you gave us hope and for that we are blessed.

 

 

Anthony Ryan posted on 12/3/20

I love you Weazy. Rest easy Cuz!

 

dianne hacker posted on 12/2/20

Eldon was my first boss, a very kind and fair man, when I was in high school. I worked in the deli at the Avenue Food Shop. I have fond memories. My condolences to his family. Dianne Beck Clark Hacker

 

 

Jerry Schuh posted on 12/2/20

Shirley was a 3rd cousin of mine. She was always first rate to me. She made everybody feel special. Haven is a better place with her there.

 

Terry Boles posted on 12/2/20

Stan's Family, I wish to express my deepest sympathy with the passing of Stan. May those fond memories of him provide comfort and strength each and every day. Forty years ago he became a CAT general foreman and I became a supervisor working for him. He was a great boss and a friend. He will be missed by many. May he rest in Eternal peace. May God Bless!!

 

Judy Myers posted on 12/2/20

My husband Ralph enjoyed golf with Stan many times. He said he was a fun person

 

 

Craig C Morrison posted on 12/2/20

May he rest in peace.

 

nick mccubbin posted on 12/2/20

Worked with Chuck for 16 years, what a dear friend prayers to your family

 

Mike Dobson posted on 12/2/20

To the Eck family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Eldon was an inspiration to me while we worked together at MJK. His character, determination, whit, and dedication will be always remembered.

 

 

John and Ruth Wolff posted on 12/2/20

He will greatly be missed by all!

 

Debi Sherwood posted on 12/2/20

The next few days will be very hard on you as you say goodbye to the physical Dad you know and loved. Just remember both he and your mama are close and can hear you so talk to them!! Watch for signs..just so so sorry again Crissy and family..love you!!!

 

Tess rhodes posted on 12/2/20

My thoughts are with you all.

 

priscilla winchell posted on 12/2/20

So sorry to hear of Shirley Mays passing she was a next door neighbor to my twin brother Paul Lewis. He passed nearly 5 years ago. Shirley loved working outside in her yard and was always sweet and friendly I ofton thought about her and wondered how she was. My thoughts are with the family at this difficult time. Sincerely, Priscilla Winchell

 

 

Jill Bahn (wife) posted on 12/2/20

I miss you baby so much ❤️

 

Bridget Vanier posted on 12/2/20

Lolly, Sue & Archie & Jill I am so sorry for your loss Weazy was a wonderful and loving person she will be missed deeply

 

Mark Haskell posted on 12/2/20

Sorry for loss prayers

 

Laura Steffen posted on 12/1/20

My dearest daughter ❤ I love you with all my heart and soul. RIP my baby girl. You are going to be truly missed Cathy. You and Sissy Fly High. Til we meet again

 

 

Lori Owens Family posted on 12/1/20

Peace be with you.

 

Lori Owens Family posted on 12/1/20

RIP Sis! Many prayers for all of Cathy’s family & friends. May your memories bring much comfort to you now and always! Sincerely,

 

 

Greg, Trish and Kayla Spencer posted on 12/1/20

So sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Sending thoughts and prayers to all❤️

 

Bill & Jan Thomas posted on 12/1/20

Stanley, Rick and families so sorry to hear of your dad passing. He was a good guy and a very likeable guy. He will be miss by a lot of people. Now he, Roderick and Jones are up there telling stories. I just remember all the good times we all had. He will be missed.

 

MAX DILLAHUNTY posted on 12/1/20

Eldon was the manager at the Avenue Food Shop when I worked for him while in high school and while attending LLCC. He taught me many life lessons, always encouraged me to take on greater challenges, and gave me increasing responsibility. Working for him and with him was fun and enjoyable. My thoughts and prayer go out to his family at this difficult time.

 

Joe Lokaitis posted on 12/1/20

Coach Eck was my little league manager almost 50 years ago. He was a great manager and a great guy. A life well lived!

 

Jim &Mary Layton posted on 12/1/20

We enjoyed Saturday morning chats at the front table at Panera’s with Stan. He was such a gentleman and kind person.

 

Carol Irwin Jones posted on 12/1/20

Dear Hazel Jimmy so very sorry to hear of Betty's passing. We have certainly shared many many years of wonderful memories Sincere condolences to all the family and thank you so very much for sharing your lovely beloved mother with me

 

Stacey posted on 12/1/20

Meem... This is so hard. We had our bad times and so many good. You were my road dog, I could count on you to jump in the car and take off in a moments notice. It's just what we did. I will never forget those trips or.you packing all my friends in that crappy Citation because you promised to pick them up. I felt bad when your health wouldn't let you do that anymore cause I knew, like me, driving by a highway made you want to jump on it and keep going. I don't know what I am going to do now. I listen to your voicemails just so I can hear your voice. They say everything happens for a reason but I can't find one yet. I love yoi to.the moon and back!

 

 

Nancy Whitaker and Family posted on 12/1/20

We are so sorry for your loss Amanda

 

Nancy Whitaker and Family posted on 12/1/20

Amanda we are so sorry for your loss.

 

Norman Riordan posted on 12/1/20

My sympathy to all of Susan's family. She was the steady hand that helped and supported all involved with AGCI. Her smile and congenial manner will be forever missed.

 

Ed Chichester posted on 12/1/20

My condolences to the Forsyth family on the loss of their mom , grandmother and friend. She was a great friend to me I will miss her.

 

 

Jeff Tatarek posted on 12/1/20

Love Eldon, a dedicated family man. A man of few words but always made them count.

 

Martin Louis Kopatz posted on 11/30/20

To Rick & his entire family. Sorry for your lose. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Don Eck posted on 11/30/20

When the sun sets on a perfect day, a day that has been one in a million, only a foolish person regrets it's ending. The day was here and now it's gone and the wise person remembers the joy of that day, not the sadness of its passing. Eldon lived his day with joy, with love and with dignity and we wish for him a one in a million sunset to match the brilliance of his day.

 

Michelle DeCap posted on 11/30/20

To Susan's Family: I met Susan for the first time attending an AGCI event. It was my first event and I was met with Susan's smiling face and warm welcome. We are so very sorry for your loss.

 

Teresa Dickey-Rogers posted on 11/30/20

Our sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Stanley, Rick and their families. Being the oldest niece on the Dickey side of the family, Uncle Keith provided lots of good memories from family gatherings. He was a good uncle. From Teresa Dickey-Rogers and Bill Rogers

 

 

Bill and Evelyn Holthaus posted on 11/30/20

Sorry for your loss.

 

Jeff Steiner posted on 11/30/20

Dixie, So sorry to hear of your loss. Your remain in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Chuck Spencer posted on 11/30/20

Keith enjoyed meeting people, he did enjoy his beach in Siesta Key, golf, and his cars. We were fortunate to have experienced visits with him doing each of these activities. His beach in Siesta Key was powder white sand, good friends around, and the right type of refreshments for a relaxing day on the beach. We stopped by a couple of times to experience the beach and sunsets. He was a driving force of keeping our family reunions active during Thanksgiving and Christmas. The reunions were well attended and allowed family members to catch up at least once per year. His cars included Corvettes. My bother and I had the fortune of riding in his 1962 Corvette when we were impressionable teens and it was still ok to ride 3 in a 2 seat car. There is still no other sound and feeling that a 1962 Corvette convertible, 327 cubic inch engine with the 4 barrel wide open makes when running through all 4 gears. My brother and I try to replicate the sound when we get the chance and it has not been matched to this day Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and loved ones. Keith produced a lot of good memories for us to hold. Chuck, Deb, Taylor Spencer

 

Cathy posted on 11/30/20

Stacey, No words can express how sorry I am. Please know I am here if you need anything. Sending many prayers that God will help you through this difficult time. Hugs

 

 

Kim Durler posted on 11/30/20

I am so sorry for the loss of your mom, Jeff. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Ann Lundmark posted on 11/30/20

Sue was a good friend from many years ago. Though we went our separate ways, I still think of the good times we had. May Sue Rest In Peace and remain in our hearts.

 

Craig Dickey posted on 11/30/20

Our sympathy to Stanley and Rick and their families with the loss of their Father. We are keeping you in our prayers and thoughts. He was a good uncle and he will be missed.

 

Phil holthaus posted on 11/30/20

RIP my friend We will truly miss you in siesta this year.

 

Kevin & Linda Holman posted on 11/30/20

Deepest Sympathy to all the Family

 

The Vanover Family posted on 11/30/20

We are very sorry for your loss. Susan was a tremendous person. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Starla K Eller posted on 11/29/20

I will miss my brother terribly! He was such a good person and very sensitive to his entire family and friends!

 

 

Charles & Ann Spencer posted on 11/29/20

We will miss Keith deeply! We talked to him a lot. We shared a lot of laughter together! Thoughts and prayers to the family!’

 

 

David Smith posted on 11/29/20

Prayers for a great family. R. I. P. Our deepest sympathies.

 

 

Toni M Barrone posted on 11/29/20

Dear Aunt Shug I have always ❤ you and will miss you

 

 

Diane Hurrelbrink posted on 11/29/20

I met Maggie at the Regency rehab. She was such a joy and Mom just loved her. She was so good and kind. God Bless the family. You had a darling Mom Deepest Sympathy.

 

Brenda Clover-Altmix posted on 11/29/20

May God help you through these hard times. Sending prayers and love.

 

Brenda Clover-Altmix posted on 11/29/20

 

Pat Mileham posted on 11/29/20

Steffan, I am so sorry to hear of your grandma's passing. I know she loved you and always had your best interest in her heart.

 

Sheri Williams posted on 11/29/20

I am so sorry Amanda. My heart breaks for you. Your Mom always had room for one more kid for anything. Kara & Danielle were over lots of times. Prayers for you & Bobby and all your family.

 

Linda & Bill O’Rourke posted on 11/29/20

Davis Family, So very saddened to learn of Susan passing. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

 

Molly Kelso posted on 11/29/20

I'm so sad to hear of Helen's passing her family and friends are in all my prayers rest easy Helen we love and miss you.

 

Molly Kelso posted on 11/29/20

I'm so sad to hear of Helen's passing her friends and family are in my prayers.

 

Sonia Sundstedt posted on 11/29/20

Susan was funny, accommodating and service oriented. I was so glad to be able to work with her at AGC events. Her smile was infectious and she was really a joy to work with. She will be missed.

 

Dawn Woodrum posted on 11/29/20

Steffan so sorry buddy love you

 

joe p posted on 11/29/20

you will be missed, every minute, every day...Steve ... we had our differences me and you, but we overcame those and we became what i would like to call friends. things are hard on all of us and they always will be. i made you a promise and i will keep it steve. steph and matt will be alright! i always tell them - live like you would expect them to! they know your watching . . . rest in peace!

 

Michael Jones posted on 11/29/20

I am very sorry to learn of Susan's passing. I pray that you will find peace and courage at this time of sorrow.

 

Joe and Amy Bianco posted on 11/29/20

Our sincere condolences goes out to all the family and friends. She always treated me like i was part of the family inviting me for dinner and what a great cook she was and such a sweet lady. So sorry for your loss, a lot of good memories.

 

Art Snyder posted on 11/29/20

I offer my condolences to the Family. I knew Susan through my involvement with AGCI. She was a true joy to work with. Steady, Knowledgeable, Professional, & Totally Dependable with a upbeat attitude, are just a few of the words I would use to describe her. She will be remembered by many!!

 

Laurena Barlow posted on 11/28/20

I’m sending deep heartfelt sympathy to you all. Dot was a Special Lady to me for many years. I met Dot in 1953 when I started going with Richard after he got home from the Marines and she was always very kind to me. It very hard what to say or not say other than say that I am very sorry for your loss. HUGS and PRAYERS to YOU ALL and I only wish I could be there for you. Love you. Rena Barlow

 

Jeanine Ertel posted on 11/28/20

Aunt Dot always made sure there was a funny story to tell and good food to eat. I will miss her and am sad at her passing.

 

Anna Maxheimer posted on 11/28/20

Nancy enjoyed so many activities - bingo, bunko, and Rummikub was her favorite. She loved drawing and painting also and did a wonderful job. She was so proud of her family and loved sharing pictures. Peace be with you Nancy and enjoy God’s love in heaven.

 

Terry Wayne Kline posted on 11/28/20

I am so very sorry for your loss of a very special lady who was like my mom

 

 

Linda Stanley posted on 11/28/20

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved coming up to see her. Everytime I came to visit dad was with me. She is now with Uncle John and her brothers and Grandma an d Grandpa

 

Shirley Ann (Milburn) Elmore posted on 11/28/20

To all my nieces and nephews: I just want you to know You have my sympathy at this sad time. I really am sad that I won’t be able to make it up to Spfld. due to my cancer problem—you all are in my thoughts and prayers! Miss you all❤️!

 

Keith & Judy Hamrick posted on 11/28/20

My most heart felt sympathy and condolences go out to Barbs family! Rest in Peace Prairie Chicken!

 

Vickie Luff posted on 11/27/20

R.I.P. Bobbie

 

 

Vickie Luff posted on 11/27/20

Older sister

 

Chad and Misty Morris posted on 11/26/20

Dixie and family, I am sorry for your loss and am praying and thanking of y’all! Chad & Misty Morris

 

 

Sharon Goss posted on 11/26/20

We're so sorry for your loss! I remember meeting her, such a nice woman! God Bless you all! She was a remarkable person! Love you Yarela and Stephen, family! Love, Sharon and Andrew Goss

 

James C. Lewis posted on 11/26/20

To God be the Glory for the things he has done! I've been blessed to have Awesome Grandparents! Thanks for showing unconditional Love in everything you say and done! You helped raise me to be the man that I am today. Love James Clyde

 

Melissa Bullock posted on 11/26/20

Terri, I'm so very sorry to hear about your father's passing. I'm praying for you and your family. (((((Terri)))))

 

Aisel posted on 11/26/20

Plz accept my deepest condolences during this difficult time. My dear uncle I'm thinking of you, my late mom, and my late youngest uncle and keeping you in my heart. My dear handsome uncle rest in peace. I used to think Mount Everest may some day changes it's place but you will be alive forever. I never would have felt ready to say goodbye to you. Dear Roya and Kasra never forget you have an old cousin in Tabriz, Iran. Just want to know that I care about you and I share in your sadness. My great thanks to Dr Amir Geranmayegan for his amazing condolence message. But words are not enough to thank my dear aunt soudabeh, she has not been just a daughter in law but a real daughter for her husband's family. She is an amazingly great lady. I thank her for her honestly, loyalty and kindness during my uncle's life. She was like a gift for us the day she married my uncle. Dear aunt plz accept my condolence, may God give you a long life coz I need you and I love you. You are part of my uncle. Sincere condolence

 

Danita Davis posted on 11/26/20

I was hoping to come visit cousin Betty once covid lifted but God had other plans. She was such a powerful soul. She was one of the kindest person I knew. Always with a smile and never a bad word against anyone. She will truly be missed. I am grateful to God for allowing us to have her as long as he did. May God rest her soul. She truly deserves her wings. My deepest condolences to the family. Praying for God's comfort. With love, Danita

 

 

Nathan & Renee’ Williams posted on 11/26/20

Our deepest sympathies to the Carriere family. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” —Thomas Campbell

 

Cynthia Jones posted on 11/26/20

Cousin Betty you will truly be missed you were such a beautiful soul & such a giving person. My mom your first cousin would always speak greatness about you & your beautiful family. So sorry for your loss Cousin Hazel, James Sr & James Jr, Pam , Rob & Matthew. May God bless you & continue to shower you all with his love. Love Lonnie & Cynthia Jones &Family

 

Helen Waters-Morrill posted on 11/26/20

So sorry for your loss. He was good man and will surely join his brothers in the kingdom of our father. Prayers for his family during this time. God bless you all.

 

 

Bettina Wills posted on 11/26/20

Bettina Wills, mother of Wendi Wills

 

 

John & Kathy Richarda posted on 11/25/20

Sending our sincere sympathy, to "Papa's family...He will be missed by all.

 

Derrick Smith posted on 11/25/20

Thank you Family for sharing grandma with us. We will miss her kindness, love and wit. Be strong in the Lord. Love and Blessings Derrick and Michael, Bolingbrook Illinois

 

Claudia Sandoval posted on 11/25/20

Un fuerte y afectuoso abrazo a toda la familia de la abuelita, todos son una familia maravillosa fruto de las enseñanzas de ella. A la distancia envío condolencias de mi parte y de mi familia a una familia que siempre recordamos con cariño. Les acompañamos en su pérdida y que Dios traiga consuelo a sus vidas a través del Espíritu Santo.

 

 

Jindřich posted on 11/25/20

Friends remain in our hearts

 

Margarita de la Fuente posted on 11/25/20

Un abrazo fraterno extensivo para toda la familia..... mientras la recuerden ella siempre vivirá en sus corazones

 

Heather posted on 11/25/20

Love and prayers to all of you. Thinking of memories of your dad. I loved his smile and laugh and the way he respected others by listening when they were having a conversation with him, those things really stand out to me. I loved spending time at your house, getting to play and ride the go-cart and usually getting a Hostess treat :) I'm grateful for your mom and dad and the times they gave to me. I'm thankful you have each other, love you.

 

Jacquelyne González posted on 11/25/20

Eterno descanso para su alma y que brille para ella la luz perpetua. Mucha fortaleza y consuelo para todos sus seres queridos.

 

ELLEN and Thomas Robinson posted on 11/25/20

Peace and strength to Nancy's family and friends from the Tom and I. I wish we could have gotten to know her better. Love the Robinsons

 

Roger Schnelten posted on 11/24/20

My thoughts are with you Dixie.

 

Bev Chastain posted on 11/24/20

Dewey, Mark and Brenda. Deepest sympathy for your loss. Nancy will be missed. She was a good friend.

 

 

Sandy Hall posted on 11/24/20

Dixie I am very saddened to hear this. I know both you & Carl valiantly fought a long battle. May both of you be at peace.

 

Katherine alvarez posted on 11/24/20

Querida compañera Yarela, un gran abrazo a la distancia para ti, tus papitos y en grl a toda tu familia, que Dios les de la fortaleza para sobrellevar la perdida de su gran abuelita.

 

Michelle A Schiff posted on 11/24/20

We are so very sorry to hear of Mehdi's passing. He was such an amazing person. Both my husband and I knew him from the Springfield Racquet and Fitness and also from IDOT. The world will miss him greatly! We truly share in your sadness during this difficult time. May you be blessed by all your memories throughout the years. Jayme and Michelle Schiff

 

Maria Rios posted on 11/24/20

Querida Yarela y para toda tu familia mis condolencias por la partida de tu querida abuelita

 

Fanny E. Bravo Cid posted on 11/24/20

Con profundo pesar me adhiero al dolor de la familia Mellado - Contreras ante la partida de Sra. Orfa, pilar fundamental de su familia y tan querida y recordada por muchos. Que los bellos recuerdos, sus enseñanzas y su amor les otorguen pronta paz y consuelo. Mi más sentido pésame.

 

Edith Delacruz posted on 11/24/20

Mis más sentida condolencias a la familia Mellado por la gran perdida,siempre la recordare Sra Orfa verla sonriendo.Q.E..E.D

 

Jackie and Aaron Parsons posted on 11/24/20

Prayers for you and your family. You can both rest now. Job well done. Virtual hugs.

 

Emily White posted on 11/24/20

Dixie and family, my deepest condolences go out to all of you. Have faith in knowing that he is at Home and at rest now. His life was blessed by everyone that was able to be a part of it. He walks with Jesus and the Angels as he watches over you. Find comfort in the love you shared, and know that he is cured by the love of the Lord. Blessings of love and strength to you all from the bottom of my heart.

 

Jenny Flores P. posted on 11/24/20

Condolencias para la familia, una alegre persona que Dios tendrá en el cielo, cariños desde Chile un gran abrazo, Familia Flores Pérez

 

Bob and Lana (Peek) Vehovc posted on 11/24/20

Dixie & family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you & your family. Even though we haven’t seen you in many yrs we both still have fond memories of you and your parents. Blessings to you all.

 

Bob and Lana Vehovc posted on 11/24/20

Our blessings to you, Gary, and the rest of your family in the loss of Danny. He was one of the good guys. Prayers for all of you.

 

 

Kerry Sneddon posted on 11/24/20

Dixie: I am so sorry to hear about your husband. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Ron Hutmacher posted on 11/24/20

Extending condolences from the Office of Oil and Gas Resource Management and a grateful thanks to Carl for his service to our Country. Know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Hector E Rivera Ramos posted on 11/24/20

Que en paz descanse! Condolencias para la familia!

 

Tom Buoy posted on 11/24/20

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Familia Viña-Delgado posted on 11/24/20

Sentimos mucho la pérdida física de la Abuela Orfa. Gracias Señora Orfa por ser un ser tan especial con nuestra familia. Siempre te recordaremos. Estamos seguros que Papito Dios te tiene en un maravilloso lugar.

 

 

Karina Aldape posted on 11/24/20

En memoria de la abuelita consentida Orfa Contreras

 

Clint and Jenny Stine posted on 11/24/20

Dixie and family, So sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to you and your family.

 

Milton S Johnson posted on 11/23/20

It is with Heartfelt Sympathy that we send our condolences the family. May Faith continue to help them heal.

 

Edgar y Zully posted on 11/23/20

Nuestras más sinceras condolencias para la familia Mellado. Nuestras oraciones están con ustedes .

 

 

Gregory Morris Sr. posted on 11/23/20

I love you brother!

 

 

Karina Aldape posted on 11/23/20

En memoria de la abuelita consentida Orfa Magdalena

 

 

Karina Aldape posted on 11/23/20

En memoria de la abuelita consentida ❤️

 

 

Karina A posted on 11/23/20

En memoria de nuestra querida Sra Orfa Magdalena, ❤️

 

Nate Clemmer posted on 11/23/20

Dewey and Family, we are so sorry for your loss. The few times I was able to meet Nancy, she was always so gentle and kind and loved her family. Condolences from Beth and I.

 

Nancy Ganci (Dougherty) posted on 11/23/20

Bruce was such a great childhood friend. One of my favorite memories was going to Lincoln Center for breakfast with the whole Kodrich family for Bruce’s birthday. We must have been about ten years old. He was a kind, smart and funny friend. So sad to hear of his passing. My thoughts go out to all his family and friends.

 

Colleagues and Friends at the ICC, Information Technology Services posted on 11/23/20

Wade - please know you, your mom and the whole Morris family are in our thoughts. Your father's military service is humbling as it was once said, “We don’t know them all, but we owe them all.” We extend our sincere sympathies.

 

Pam..Mama Bear..Kirk posted on 11/23/20

I will never forget your smile and humorous ,at times,personality. Good way too soon. Rest in peace my friend.

 

Edna Seipel posted on 11/23/20

Dewey, Brenda, Mark and families, So sorry to hear of your loss and extend my deepest sympathy to you all. Had lots of good times over the years and lots of good memories of Nancy. May God be with you all. Edna Seipel

 

 

Steven Ball posted on 11/23/20

Prayers to you my brother and blessings to your family.

 

Diane Waters Ackerson posted on 11/22/20

I spoke with Fred in August and told me he had been working on his cemetery plot telling me in detail about the car he wanted to be buried in. There was no mention of any illness. After he told the story I just thought well that's Fred. I tried to recent him several times on the phone always going to voice mail or busy signal. I finally got the courage to check obituaries in Springfield ( I live in florida) and found his. Fred and I maintained a friendship for almost 20 years. As many has said he was a great adventurer and avid storyteller. He never forgot when my birthday came aroundand always called to wish me a happy one. He lived a full live and his kindness touched many. His faith was important to him. He will be missed by many

 

Chris Cliburn posted on 11/22/20

Mark, so sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope that you and Julie, your Dad and Brenda are doing okay.

 

Michael s minett posted on 11/22/20

What great memories I have of us playing baseball or some form of baseball from sunup to sundown. Walking to cottage hill school. Just having fun like kids do. As we got older we had cars to play with and the girls came along. What fantastic memories I have of us, I shall never forget. Next time you see Cal & Mick , tell them Mike says, Hello.

 

Jim and Margaret Davis posted on 11/22/20

Our condolences to Pat and family. We have fond memories of Ted.

 

Tammy DiPasquale posted on 11/22/20

I went to Bunn Elementary,Thomas Edison and Lanphier with Bruce he was always a very kind person so sorry for your loss Prayers and Blessings for his family

 

George and Carolyn Murfin posted on 11/22/20

We miss you Mr .Russ .It was a great honor to get to know you !We loved to hear you laugh and your love of seeing babies will never be forgotten .We count it a pleasure to have known you ,Your little comments brought much joy to us .!!!

 

Marilyn Parnell posted on 11/22/20

Dewey, so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts with you and your family.

 

Cliff Hunter posted on 11/21/20

Dewey, Sorry for your loss !

 

Dennis Hoehn posted on 11/21/20

Dewey, Mark, & Brenda.....Sorry for your loss.

 

Julie Benson posted on 11/21/20

To Mark and Brenda and your entire family, my sincerest condolences. Prayers for you all!!!

 

Sue (Davis) Bennett posted on 11/21/20

Mark and Julie, I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers for you and your families.

 

Randy knott posted on 11/21/20

My prayers go out to Danny's family and friends for peace during this time of great loss. Danny was a great guy that loved his family and friends. I was honored to know him. There wasn't a time I was with him that he didn't talk highly about his wife and the rest of his family. Danny will be missed by us all.

 

Jack and Nadine Scott posted on 11/21/20

Prayers and Blessings

 

Jere Scott posted on 11/21/20

Well I went to Ridgley Grade school with a Russell Garret, he was the center on our basketball team that won the Springfield City basketball championship in 1949.Would that be this Russell. You have my condolences I still have the photo from that team.

 

Cathy Howland posted on 11/21/20

Nancy will be sadly missed. She enjoyed attending any and all activities when we were able to have them, She always talked about her family. She loved doing her adult coloring pages and writing letters to family and friends. Prayers to you all.

 

Bev Hershey posted on 11/21/20

Mark, Julie and family, so very sorry for your loss. There are no words to help ease the pain but the wonderful memories will keep her alive in your hearts. My Deepest sympathies

 

Don & Susan (Moss) Full posted on 11/21/20

Mark & family--we send our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.

 

Ralph McCarty posted on 11/21/20

Nancy will truly be missed her smile was a ray of sunshine I'm glad I was able to help take care of her at the villas prayers for peace and comfort God bless , Linda

 

Janet K. White posted on 11/21/20

Bruce was my favorite boyfriend from high school. He was charming, sweet, smart, funny, talented and attractive...he was the whole package. It’s been a few years since I saw him. I’m broken hearted he is no longer on this earth. God bless him and his family.

 

Eric Bless posted on 11/20/20

So sorry for your loss. I went to high school with Bruce at Lanphier. He was a really good guy. God Bless you all.

 

Aunt Blanche and uncle Bill posted on 11/20/20

Bruce is no longer in pain God Bless him

 

Diane Baggerly posted on 11/20/20

I would like to extend my sincere sympathy to Mrs. Barker and the entire Barker family. I had the honor and privilege to be one of George’s cardiac rehab nurses over the years and I thought the world of him! Always a smile, always such a kind, positive outlook! He was the epitome of a true gentleman. I didn’t realize until after George died, that he and my husband Steve worked together many years ago at the Air National Guard. Steve felt that George was a gem as well! I hope your memories bring you comfort as your grieve. I was so happy to read he was able to die at home in the presence of his family. I’m so glad that I got to see him and visit with him the end of Sept. You all will be in my thoughts. Take care of yourselves. I know you will miss him so very much!!!! ❤️

 

Teresa Wilson Ericson posted on 11/20/20

I was in many classes with Bruce, including band. He was such a great guy and he could always make me laugh. Prayers to his family and may he rest in peace.

 

Glenn rigg posted on 11/20/20

Uncle Bruce taught me how to play guitar. Something that I've carried with me all my life. Something that i can now pass down to my children. Thanks uncle Bruce.

 

 

Kathryn Hobbs posted on 11/20/20

H Russell Garrett,y My Daddy, I Miss you & Love you longer than 4ever!!!

 

Lisa Swift posted on 11/20/20

Happy to know that you are surrounded by Jesus's arms and with your mom and dad. Rest in peace, Albert.

 

Shelby posted on 11/20/20

Daddy i will alwas love you and miss you forever!!!!

 

 

Leon Stone posted on 11/20/20

Bruce & I shared guitar class & hung out at his house occasionally after school & practiced. Lost track of him after graduation but thought of him often. Was a great guy & always treated me with respect. My condolences to his family, he will be remembered.

 

Wil Adams posted on 11/20/20

Bruce was a good friend in school. Lots of fun memories in band, etc.

 

Charles Gladden posted on 11/20/20

Bruce was a great friend. My deepest condolences.

 

Charles Gladden posted on 11/20/20

Bruce was a great friend. He is sorely missed. My deepest condolences

 

Dawn Smith-Brackett posted on 11/20/20

I was a classmate of Bruce's at Lanphier. I am very sorry for your loss.

 

Tom & Pamela Bottoms posted on 11/20/20

Are hearts go out to our whole family, losing another family member! This year has been so difficult and this added sorrow is so much for everyone to deal with but one thing I know that even though we are apart we come from a strong loving family that is a constant source of strength for us. Sending our love to everyone ❣️

 

Jacque & Eric Bottoms posted on 11/20/20

This lady knew how to love! They say.... people will forget what you’ve said, they may forget what you’ve done but they never forget how you made them feel and Shareena made me feel loved every single time we interacted. May she rest in Gods arms and have peace now. Love to you all and we send our deepest condolences.

 

 

Melissa Ham posted on 11/20/20

You are truly gonna be missed Aunt Shareena. I Love You

 

Scott Williams posted on 11/20/20

My condolences to you all Aunt Pat , Carol and Pam Uncle Ted was a great man and one that I looked up to as child growing up. May he Rest In Peace. God Bless!

 

Estela De La Fuente posted on 11/19/20

I never met Mrs. Doris Sndyer, but am so delighted I met her daughter Debbie, her husband Rob & her granddaughter Bri & her family. Visiting them I know just what a lovely and devoted lady Mrs. Snyder was. May she rest in peace. God Bless You All. Love Estela, San Benito, Texas

 

 

Linda De Hart posted on 11/19/20

Mom , it’s a week from Thanksgiving. You will be missed at the table , we will have your favorite Pink Lady desert. Then on the 28th another Heavenly Birthday ! We miss You and Love You Soar with the angels .

 

Ken and Mary Lynn Mitchell posted on 11/19/20

John came by Washington Street Mission often when we worked there. He had a wonderful sense of humor and would cheer us all up. He helped us put on a Christmas pageant one year and included many of the regular guests at the Mission. One young woman who was volunteering at the Mission asked him to recommend a seminary. He responded, “If you want to do ministry, stay as far away from seminary as possible. You will learn more about ministry by spending a day here st the Mission than you will from a year at a seminary.” It was a perfect response that made her think deeply about ministry to people. John will be missed. May God richly bless his memory.

 

christiana little posted on 11/19/20

Hey, Aunt Amanda, it's been a while. I hope you really are dancing with the angels, I hope you are being happy and enjoying the moments with papa. My mom misses you so much and so do I. Me and the rest of our family have been going through a lot since you left. I would do anything to bring you back. My moms say GOD took you out because you deserved better. I try not to think about the bad things but I do think about you. I miss you so much. I wish I could restart my whole life maybe I would have made better decisions. But anyway I hope you are looking down on me to remember all those years you were still there. shame on the girl who did this to you. But just make sure you are living the best afterlife you can. I hope one day I'll be dancing with you and papa and everyone else who has passed. But anyway I wish you were still here just playing with my hair and playing with me in general. I feel like if you and papa were still here our family would be so torn apart. I hope you know I love you so much. And I miss you guys too. And tell papa that I hope everything is best for him and that I love him so much. I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH

 

Sheila Presbrey posted on 11/19/20

All of us at Famous Salon wish to extend our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Famous Salon Staff

 

Stan Isley posted on 11/19/20

My parents, Fern (Hart) Isley and Allan Isley were great friends of Kay and Chick Loveless. And the Loveless family and the Hart family are related. Kay was always an attractive, fun, woman who was full of personality. Everyone loved to be around her, including me. Kay helped my mom out as my mom grew older and had health problems, and I'll always love Kay for that. I miss Kay. She was a good person.

 

 

cami posted on 11/19/20

i miss you dad im ten years old now we surley will miss you daddy

 

cami posted on 11/19/20

i miss you dad im ten years old now

 

Priscilla Tobias posted on 11/19/20

I was fortunate to know Mehdi both professionally and personally. His passing made me truly sad. I considered him more than a colleague-he was a friend. I worked with Mehdi for over 14 years to improve traffic safety in Illinois and the nation. His passion for making a difference was tremendous and much appreciated by all. Our kids went to Montessori together when they were little. And I got to see him at Rita’s and my daughter’s track meets. We shared stories as our daughter’s started looking at colleges. Please know that he impacted the lives of thousands of people-some he knew and many he did not. He will be missed.

 

Mark & Minnie Rakher posted on 11/18/20

Our deepest condolences. We will miss seeing her when we are down for visits. Always wore a smile and a pleasure to talk to! Eternal rest grant unto Doris O Lord. AMD let perpetual light shine upon her.

 

Marilyn L Vespa posted on 11/18/20

Joyce and family. I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We grew up in the same neighborhood and went to school together. He was a special guy and will be missed. Marilyn

 

Mohamad Banihashemi posted on 11/18/20

For over 10 years every year that Mehdi came to the Washington DC for the TRB meetings I saw him in meetings and sessions, talked to him about work and life, and usually on the Wednesday of those weeks went with him to have lunch with other people with Iranian Origin. He had always been kind, smart, and considerate. TRB meeting will not be the same without him. May his good memories make the pain less for his survivors.

 

Lorene Markham posted on 11/18/20

Seem like he is gone too soon. That you did n t get to know him long enough. Yet I knew him several years He and Laura was one of favorite couples.He was a really cool person. Really like to hear him sing. I know God is going to sing among the Angels .RIP dear friend . You are sure going to be missed.

 

Chris posted on 11/18/20

Remembering George for his sweet smile, his gentle way and kind heart. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God will guide you through this difficult time.

 

Mary Snyder posted on 11/18/20

I was so very lucky to have Doris as my mother-in-law. From the very first time I met her I knew that I was blessed. She was kind and generous. We also shared the same date of birth and had a large love for our fur babies as well as our children. She will be missed, but I know that she missed Clarence dearly and is now reunited with him and our Lord in heaven.

 

Sheila Heinen posted on 11/18/20

My sincere condolences to the Snyder family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sheila Hinton Heinen.

 

Evan Williams posted on 11/18/20

My sister, Marianne Stowers, and I are praying for your comfort and strength in this time of grief and as you celebrate John's life on earth and the promise of heaven. God bless you!

 

Bill & Linda Schlosser and family posted on 11/18/20

Beccie and family our sincere condolences on the passing of your dad. From long time Eight street neighbors. Your dad was a man of high energy and always willing to help others. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him

 

MICHAEL BAUMAN posted on 11/18/20

As an Illinois State Trooper I was assigned to work under Richard as a pilot/trooper in the Springfield police air section . Richard and I flew side by side for 4 years before I left the state police to fly for another employer . We checked the speed of vehicles and called them out to waiting police officers . Often we apprehended as many as 100+ vehicles in our 5 hours of daily flying .On a poorly paid policeman's salary Richard and Margie remodeled a worn home on a shallow inlet on Lake Springfield in addition to widening and deepening the inlet to allow boat navigation to his now lovely lake side home he and Margie were so proud of .

 

 

Brian Kennett and Family posted on 11/17/20

I just wanted to say that I am so sorry to hear about Doris passing. She was a very sweet lady who I used to see in Church on Sundays. She was a very good example of how to live out your faith. I know I will see her again some day in heaven. Thoughts and Prayers for the Family during these times.

 

Daniel Kent posted on 11/17/20

I had the privilege and honor to work with your husband while I was in The Illinois State Police and later as a contractor for IDOT. He was passionate about proving where to direct resources to save lives. Gone too soon but through his work he will be remembered.

 

Vicki Dike posted on 11/17/20

Doris was my cousin and I do remember her smile, her laugh, and the beautiful sparkle in her eyes. Hugs to her children and children.

 

Ron Turner posted on 11/17/20

Beccie, My sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your dad. You were fortunate to have him in your life for many years! Wishing you well always! Ron Turner SSHS Class of 1977

 

 

Robin Robinson posted on 11/17/20

We are so sorry for your loss our prayers and thoughts are with you Robin Keith and Nick and Eric

 

Janice Moy posted on 11/16/20

I had the privilege of meeting Henry just a year ago when I was welcomed into the Demick family. I truly enjoyed the short time I had getting to know him. My sincere condolences to his family and the Demicks. I'm sure he will be watching over you.

 

SMBC Board/membership posted on 11/16/20

SMBC would like to send our sincerest condolences. Kay will be missed by the Motorboat Club very much as she was always a joy to everyone she came in contact with.

 

Pam Burk posted on 11/16/20

I am deeply saddened on Mehdi's passing and especially at such a young age. I was shocked to hear that he had cancer as he led such a healthy lifestyle. I worked with Mehdi at DTS for at least 25 years. I enjoyed working with Mehdi & often walking with him during the lunch hour. Mehdi was very bright, genuine, conversational, & thought provoking. Not only as a colleague, but I also thought of Mehdi as a friend. I last saw Mehdi at Sam's about a year ago & he gloated about his 2 children & asked about my family. My thoughts & prayers are for your family on the loss of your husband and father.

 

Lee Gaeding posted on 11/16/20

Condolences to Beccie, Mark, Beau, Chase and Laura. Have been blessed with knowing Henry for over 25 years -- such a caring man and a trusted friend. Rest in peace, Henry. Your memory will always be cherished.

 

Shannon posted on 11/16/20

You will be missed Auntie!

 

Debbie Denk posted on 11/16/20

Beccie, Mark & boys, I'm so sorry the way Henry's life had to end but I know he lived a wonderful life and never let any grass grow under his feet. That man was like the energizer bunny, never stopped. He was loved by many and will be missed by all. I was lucky to have known him for over 50 yrs and be included in so many Cantrall functions, thanks for the great memories Henry. Love ya, Denk

 

Suellen Frederick posted on 11/15/20

My sincere condolences to Kate, Avie and other family members. We had such fun together at SMBC. Kay loved people and enjoyed all the events at the club. I will miss her smiling face and sparkling eyes. Sincerely, Suellen

 

Christine Cantrall-Johnson posted on 11/15/20

Wonderful Great Uncle and Godfather Henry was a very kind-hearted and very loving person who was devoted to his family whom he loved very much. Every time I seen my uncle he had a smile on his face for me and a hug to give me and I know that he will be sadly missed gone but never forgotten he has went to the angels up above and there's no doubt that he will forever be watching over the people he loved rest in peace Uncle Henry and my godfather I love you. Christine Marie

 

Virgene Fair posted on 11/15/20

Many good times with Kay. We were part of a red hat group for a long time. Then became a lunch bunch. Jack and I had good times dining at the Motor Boat Club. Nice lady and lots of fun.

 

Cathy Snopko posted on 11/15/20

Our deepest sympathies to Kay’s family from the Forgas family (Andy, Joan, Cathy Snopko, Beth Richardson). Chick and Kay lived next door to our family on First Street in Springfield. They became close friends and shared much. My mother and Kay shared many birthday lunches the past few years.

 

Sandra Colborn posted on 11/15/20

I will always remember Kay as the life of the party. Our condolences to all..Sandy & Dave Colborn

 

 

Pam Loftus posted on 11/15/20

I will miss Kay. She was a good friend to me at one of my lowest points. We had such fun times together at the SMBC & Elks. She could light up a room with her laugh &, at times, her fierceness. Go Buckeyes! May her memory be a blessing.

 

Shirley Mcglennon posted on 11/15/20

Henry was a ray of sunshine. He touched so many lives and he will be missed by so many but he’s earned his place in the arms of the angels and I’m positive they’ll love him just as much as we did here in this life. Love to you Beccie, Mark, Beau and Chase.

 

Kerry Walker posted on 11/15/20

I have never known a man as kind and sweet as Henry.He has been a big part of our family for the past 71/2 years. He brought so much happiness to my Mother.We are grateful for the many good times we shared. He always said “It will all work out”. This is not the result we wanted but there’s another angle out there.

 

Maj. Mike Stack posted on 11/15/20

You are missed, General. It was an honor to fly with you.

 

 

Gail Rose Rector posted on 11/15/20

Mrs. Mary Wertz was always the most kind, sweetest 'Mom' to all her children and to me, a friend of Linda's. She was a wonderful cook and had a deep lasting Christian faith. May flights of angels sing her to her rest.

 

Jim and Teresa McLean posted on 11/14/20

To Brian, Kim and family: Our deepest sympathy, all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Rhonda Curtis posted on 11/14/20

We will miss you Henry. I'm glad I got to know you and Laura you two are good people.You will not be forgotten. Rip Henry Cantrall.

 

 

Dan and Mary Kay Ewing posted on 11/14/20

The world lost a great guy when Henry left the world. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and Laura and all who had the opportunity in knowing him. RIP Henry Cantrall!

 

Jonal Dangbar Reiman posted on 11/14/20

I'm sorry for your loss. I was going to go to the services today but I have chronic bronchitis. It's been flared up for a few days. I was feeling better but when I got up this morning I started coughing and wheezing and my voice is squeaky. I've decided to stay home. I just want you to know you are my family and I love you and I'm praying for you during this hard time. Sending prayers love and hugs to all.

 

Brendon stivers posted on 11/14/20

חידה טובה אתה עז זקנה

 

Amanda Crossland posted on 11/14/20

We will miss Henry at Mel-O-Cream! He was a regular at our Laurel store.

 

Frankie posted on 11/14/20

Good Bye Henry - Du kommer inte att missa

 

Wayne & Donna Harshaw posted on 11/14/20

Katie & Family - We have known Chick and Kay for many years. Wayne's parents, Mack & Marge, were friends from the north end of Springfield when their children were growing up. In 1982 we moved to Columbus, OH and by chance were neighbors 4 doors down. Had many great times with them and lots of reminiscing. We returned to Springfield in July, 1997 and Chick and Kay followed soon after and we were able to maintain that friendship. She was a great lady, lots of fun, a great hostess and good friend. She will be missed.

 

Billie Teaters posted on 11/14/20

I have known Kay for many years. Always a fun lady and giving of her time and her money to help others. Loved her great niece katie very much and spent a lot of time with her and her family. She loved to laugh and spend time with her lady friends . She will be very missed by her family and friends. Rest In Peace Kay .

 

Ron & GINNY Broccardo posted on 11/14/20

To Joyce & family, what a great family member ED was to & for you. Will be sadly missed ,our prayers are for you.You were the best of neighbors.

 

Dr. James Hall posted on 11/14/20

I had the distinct pleasure of working with Mehdi on the Illinois Traffic Records Coordinating Council for many years, first at IDOT and then through our connections with UIS. Mehdi was the definition of a professional. He successfully led IDOT and other agencies towards increasing safety data availability for use by decision makers across the state. His energy and focus on the ITRCC was relentless. He always kept the committee moving forward despite many obstacles. Because of Mehdi, Illinois drivers are much safer today. Mehdi was also a teacher and a mentor. His knowledge was vast. We would often travel together to the annual Transportation Research meeting in DC. I looked forward to our energetic conversations on solving the world’s problems. I always learned from Mehdi. His reputation in safety data management and analysis was international. Personally, I will miss his enthusiasm, his wisdom and his smile. Above all, I will miss my friend. My condolences to Mehdi’s family.

 

Dick Young - nephew posted on 11/14/20

Uncle Henry was a big brother to me, who I always looked to in my growing years. I have to many great memories he left with me that I will always cherish!

 

Shahram Heshmat posted on 11/14/20

My deepest sympathies to Soodi, Roya, and Kassra. I was fortunate to know Mehdi for over 30 years. We both were from the same city in Iran (Tabriz), and I could truly understand him. He loved to have deep conversations about the meaning of life, social issues and the family. I witnessed his marriage and birth of children. He was truly a family man, so proud of Soodi, Roya and Kassra – they made his life worth living for. He was a truly a loyal friend. With the tragic death of Mehdi, a part of us died. Life will not be the same. And for that I am very sorry.

 

Mary and Jim Ely posted on 11/14/20

I’ll surely miss that smile and contagious laugh. Prayers for all of you.

 

 

Joel Lucero posted on 11/14/20

I'm so sorry. Praying for the family's comfort.

 

 

Michele Harmony posted on 11/14/20

Thank you Elijah. Thank you for the unconditional loyalty of friendship you showed and so generously gave my son, Elijah. You impacted his life in a way you probably wouldn’t have imagined. And it wasn’t until just recently, I was able to see that w/my own eyes, and feel it w/my own heart. You mean so much to him, and as long as he’s able, the memory of everything and the all of who you are, and what you stood for, will live on through my own Elijah. RIH sweet boy <3

 

Wayne & Donna Harshaw posted on 11/14/20

Don and Family: We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. We were unaware of the visitation/funeral arrangements and are sorry we could not express our condolences personally. Many fond memories from our high school years as well as the many class reunions. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

 

 

Pam Whittington posted on 11/14/20

I will always remember you on that Halloween as “Captain Underpants!” Your love, humor, and smile will shine on...

 

 

Pam Whittington posted on 11/14/20

I will always think of you on Halloween as “Captain Underpants!” Your humor and smile will shine on...

 

Abraham Emmanuel posted on 11/13/20

Rest in peace Mehdi! My deepest condolences to the Nassirpour family. I knew, Mehdi only through work but for long time I have viewed him as a true champion for traffic safety and crash data. Every time I came to Springfield for ITRCC meetings I was sure to spend some time talking with Mehdi. He always had that passion to get things right and was instrumental in getting the electronic crash reporting system up and running in Chicago.

 

Judith E Johnson posted on 11/13/20

Wishing the family peace and comfort, you have the sweet memories of her to help. God Bless

 

Misty Hagstrom posted on 11/13/20

I am so sorry to hear of your husbands passing, Soodi. I will be thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. Many hugs.

 

Ahna Gooch posted on 11/13/20

To the family, Norma was a feisty woman, that was for sure. I will miss seeing her sitting out on her deck, and watching the birds, Tyler and my dog also. Sending you all my deepest condolences.

 

Ed Schainker posted on 11/13/20

Our deepest sympathies to Soodi and family. I had the great pleasure of being Mehdi’s racquetball doubles partner for many years. He was a tremendous athlete and we enjoyed many great financial conversations with our shared professional careers. I know he is battling hard on a courts now and may he Rest In Peace

 

Joanie Rogers posted on 11/13/20

Dear Soodi, I wanted to express my condolences with the passing of your husband. My thoughts will be with you as you navigate through this difficult journey.

 

Debbie Trammel posted on 11/13/20

We moved in next door to Mehdi whom we really didn’t know very well. We must admit that we were a little concerned at the time because we had 3 children (2 very active boys - loud and mischevious) and he was single and we weren’t sure Mehdi appreciated us as neighbors. As time went on Mehdi met me outside our doors and said he would like for us to meet his new wife, Soodi. I vividly recall one time when he knocked on our door asking if I would be willing to babysit. Excitement was in his voice. They were going to have their first child. Thinking that Mehdi did not appreciate our rather rambunctious boys, and therefore our family, oh how I was wrong. I not only babysat for their two beautiful children (Roya and Kasra) but our families became very close. Bob and Mehdi would share many times talking politics and retirement options. Even after they moved from being our neighbors we have always tried to stay in touch. We have enjoyed many breakfasts at Penera with Medhi and his family. But due to many conflicts in schedules, we haven’t met as often. I remember several times Mehdi and his kids riding their bikes over just to say Hi. Medhi especially enjoyed long conversations with our son-in-law (Matt) whenever they would return to the States. This wonderful family will be in our prayers and Medhi will be truly missed.

 

Neda zafarbakhsh posted on 11/13/20

I offer my deepest sympathies for your loss.please accept my condolences .

 

Megan Everette posted on 11/13/20

I would like to offer my condolences on behalf of the CEE department at the University of Illinois. Mehdi was actively involved in the TES Conference and an integral part of it's success. He was such a pleasure to work with and I wish we had spoken more since his retirement. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.

 

Greg Piland posted on 11/13/20

In the words I read earlier from Dr. Geranmayegan "A Good Heart has stopped beating, A Good Soul ascended to heaven". I think that says it very well! I will miss Mehdi. He and I worked together for close to 30 years. We discussed many things but it always came back to family. He was so proud of his wife and kids. He always asked about my family and remembered what they were doing. I very much appreciated that about him. I will miss our conversations and his sense of humor. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and prayers.. Whatsoever soothes your spirit comforts your soul and brings you peace - that is what is wished for you at this difficult time."

 

Rick Meyers posted on 11/13/20

Rickey has helped me at the carwash for a long time. I'm so sorry for your loss. He will be missed!

 

Aaron Weatherholt posted on 11/13/20

My deepest sympathies, condolences and prayers go out to the Nassirpour family. I had the honor and pleasure of working with Mehdi for many years on traffic operations and safety at IDOT. He cared very much and worked very hard to save lives on the nations roadways. Mehdi truly had a kind and gentle spirit. I will miss him very much. This world was a much better place with Mehdi in it.

 

Rick Larson posted on 11/13/20

Brian & Joyce, I am so very sorry on the loss of Ed. He was something else, that's for sure. My condolences to you and your family at this time.

 

Tom Cockayne posted on 11/13/20

So sorry to hear of Big Ed’s passing. He was a special guy who was full of life! My thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.

 

Dan Moore posted on 11/13/20

Heartfelt condolences to the Nassirpour family and his many friends. I had the pleasure of working with Mehdi at DPA and working for him at IHCCCC and DOT. He was a respected and trusted co-worker and an inspiring boss.

 

Bob Rusciolelli posted on 11/13/20

Brian, My deepest sympathy to you and the Bertoni Family. In what few times that I was able to meet your dad, he was quite the character. I am sure that he will be greatly missed.

 

David Morse posted on 11/13/20

My condolences to the family of Wanda! My father owned the Camera Shop and I knew Wanda for many years and have many fond memories of her. We especially enjoyed all of the store picnics with the Camera Shop employees. Sorry to hear of her passing

 

Issa Zakeri posted on 11/13/20

I am deeply saddened to hear that my dear friend Dr. Mehdi Nassirpour passed away. Mehdi and I were graduate students in 80’s at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. I remember with great pleasure of those wonderful days we spent together. Mehdi was truly amazing and generous man. He will be deeply missed. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Mehdi’s family, colleagues, and friends. Sincerely, Issa Zakeri

 

Sarah Scott (Stiver) posted on 11/13/20

Joyce and Jason, I was so sad to hear about Dave! I called on him for several years when he was an agent for Cellular One. After I left the cell phone business I still stopped in to see Dave and Larry a few times over the years. Loved those guys! They treated me like their favorite niece! Dave was just one of those guys you were always happy to see! I am sorry for your loss.

 

Alex Cabral posted on 11/13/20

My deepest sympathies to the Nassirpour family. I had the pleasure of knowing Mehdi working with him in the highway safety field. Mehdi was so passionate about this cause of saving lives. His desire to help others spoke for the way in which he lived. When I came down to Springfield I would often sit in his office discussing work and life issues. Mehdi always took the time to make me feel welcomed and as a young father at the time discussed the ins and outs of parenthood. He always offered encouragement and friendship which I treasured. Mehdi was a deeply devoted family man who talked lovingly about them showing that smile of enjoyment of their success and daily lives that brought such joy to him. I will miss you very much my friend. Mehdi was truly a great mentor and a friend to me. This world has truly lost an honorable. and faithful man. Peace and prayers to you.

 

Steve Clark posted on 11/13/20

I am deeply saddened about Mehdi’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing him and considered him my friend for nearly 30 years as a competitive Racquetball player. He was always our group’s oldest but yet the most “in shape” player in the court. Highly educated and incredibly athletic, he was a force to be reckoned with. He will be deeply missed.

 

 

Christine Wenke posted on 11/13/20

May you rest in peace Love you like a brother

 

JOHN CLEMONS posted on 11/12/20

Sandy so sorry for your loss.

 

Susan posted on 11/12/20

Our condolences & prayers for the family.

 

Dr. Shadi Geranmayegan posted on 11/12/20

اولین ملاقات من با مهدی در سال 1992 بود که با خواهرم سودی ازدواج کرد. مردی مهربان و خانواده دوست و پرانرژی که مانند برادر من بود. چند باری که در ایران ‌و کانادا به همراه خانواده با هم بودیم لحظات خوبی داشتیم که یادآوری آن لحظات همیشه لذت بخش است. مردی بود که سالم زندگی کرد ‌و همیشه سعی می‌کرد به دیگران کمک کند. خبر بیماری او تکان دهنده بود و مرگ او ناباورانه.... مهدی رفت و فقط خاطره های خوب از خود بجا گذاشت. یاد او همیشه در قلب ما خواهد بود. خیلی متاسفیم که در این روزهای سخت نمیتوانیم در کنار سودی، رویا و کسری جان باشیم ولی قلبمان با آنهاست . A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. I will never forget his kindness. May God give him ethernal rest and his family the strength to bear the great pain. My most sincere condolences to Mehdi’s family from afar. Shadi, Reza, Shayan.

 

Ray and Atti Ahanchi posted on 11/12/20

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Mehdi, my best friend, who I have known for the last 35 years. He has been an integral part of many memories for my family. We have spent countless days and moments with him, which now I can reflect upon as such sacred moments. My kids considered him as an uncle, and I considered him like my own brother. We would always talk about family, current events, politics, friends, finances and work while doing our routine DOT break time walks. Not only was his character unmatched, but his humbleness was always something I admired. My traditions and lifestyle have always made it difficult for me to open up with people about feelings and issues, but I felt like I could open up with him about anything. He has helped and advised me through so many issues and for that I am forever grateful to him. My heart chuckles a little when I think about his great sense of humor and how he made me laugh. My relationship with him was more than a friend, more than a brother, but a person who came from a similar life and background that I did, and so we could always relate to one another on so many levels as we made our way through this thing we call life. I had never seen him more proud of anything than the beautiful family he had built. Soodi, Kasra, and Roya really were his everything. The 35 years we got to spend with Mehdi are truly memories that I will cherish a for beyond a lifetime. God bless him and I'm truly forever grateful to say I got to live a life knowing a man like him. Sending all the love and condolences to Soodi, Kasra, and Roya.

 

Nausser Jamali posted on 11/12/20

Great friend! Wish I knew you earlier! We had wonderful and very productive conversation! I ll miss you forever! Wish we did more biking together! You are always in my thoughts!

 

 

Liana Shafer posted on 11/12/20

I got to watch Elijah grow up from a toddler going with his Mom to SSHS basketball games to having him as a student in my classes at SHS. He had an amazing personality and a smile that would light up a room. He will be missed by all who knew him.

 

Susan Wardle posted on 11/12/20

I have so many good memories that I could share. All the get together see have had , birthday parties. Christmas the last two especially we have gotten together for Christmas Eve! It’s been very special to all of us. Will miss this lady terribly. She has been an awesome friend since I moved here in 2008. Always has included me in everything. I will miss just being able to talk to her. I am not alone. Lind has so many wonderful friends.❤️

 

 

Nadine and Tony Liberatore posted on 11/12/20

What a beautiful tribute for a beautiful life.

 

Tom Madison posted on 11/12/20

Mac, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Ed Adams posted on 11/12/20

Joyce, So sorry to see of Ed's passing, I ran into him at the Parkway Café shortly before I moved full time to Florida in July. Of course as you know we grew up together from our days at Sand Hill grade school. My deepest sympathy to you and the family.

 

Dave Tebrugge posted on 11/12/20

I had very fond memories of your mom and dad when I would stay at Ruppert and Della Bledsoe next door as a young child. Great people. Sorry for your loss.

 

Michelle Moore posted on 11/12/20

Mr. Bono took my First Communion photos, and promised the. He would take my wedding photos. When I did get married, he had already retired - but he came back and took our photos anyway, because he promised. (The photos were awesome.) He was such a nice man. My his memory be a blessing.

 

Matt & Kathleen Crocker posted on 11/12/20

Eric & family - This message is sent with our deepest condolences. Our thoughts & prayers will be with you in the upcoming days, weeks & months ahead as you navigate through this difficult time. May God keep you each in his arms and provide you with comfort & peace.

 

Rena Lael Ehlert Family (Ruth, Berneda, Harold & Carl) posted on 11/12/20

Thinking of you. Very sorry for your loss.

 

Mike witter posted on 11/12/20

It was my great pleasure to work with Mehdi for over 20 years in the field of highway safety. I always considered Mehdi a friend first and a colleague second. When I was in the Federal DOT Region 5 office Mehdi was the one person in the six state highway safety offices that I would talk with almost daily. I always looked forward to our long conversations about so many issues. Mehdi was always so passionate about his work and believed deeply in what we were doing and so proud of what we had accomplished. Mehdi is one of only a handful of people I can honestly say I deeply missed working with after I retired. His friendship was one of my most cherished relationships throughout my years in the Region. Mehdi helped make this world a better place. My sincere sympathy to his wife, daughter and son.

 

Mary Salisbury posted on 11/12/20

My deepest sympathy for Soody. Cassar and Royra. Mehdi will be remembered fondly by so many people

 

Mary Salisbury posted on 11/12/20

Mary Salisbury

 

Dr. Amir Geranmayegan posted on 11/12/20

It was a pleasure to have had Mehdi as my brother-in-law. I got to know him when he married my sister in Tabriz and they settled in Springfield where Mehdi worked in IDOT. We spent memorable time visiting and talking on the phone. He was a kind gentleman with a passion for sports and Panera Bread. His greatest love was for his wife and his children and was very proud of their achievements. He also loved his work as Manager of Research and Evaluation at the Division of Transportation Safety. He was proud that his work would contribute to road safety which many people depended upon. He took his illness in his stride and although he fought it to the last, he was always gracious in accepting it. His wife was always by his side and provided support to the last moment. She is truly an amazing person. We will miss him dearly. His memory will live in our hearts forever. "Verily we belong to Allah, and verily to Him shall we return". Quran verse 2:156 Our dear one was called away, and has gone with the Lord to stay. Although this passing makes us weep, we rejoice our loved one rests safe in God's keep. Called away. By Kelly Roper. Amir Geranmayegan, Sormeh, Ali, Sara.

 

 

Sonya King posted on 11/12/20

My deepest sympathy to the Bertoni Family. l never met him but had the pleasure of being in 3 of his grandchildren's life when they was little living in Auburn l was their childcare provider . God Bless you all

 

 

Cherie O'Neill posted on 11/11/20

God has another wonderful angel. Rest in Peace Rick.

 

 

Molly Kline posted on 11/11/20

He was kind care person . He treated me like family from the first day I met him . He will be truly missed . He touched my heart.

 

 

Molly Kline posted on 11/11/20

He treated me like family from day one

 

 

Barbara Krasny posted on 11/11/20

Thank you Ed, for welcoming me into your family. It was always a joy to spend time with you. Rest In Peace our sweet man. Luv Barbara

 

Aileen posted on 11/11/20

Sandy you don't know me but I am sorry for your loss ,

 

 

Chad Richardson posted on 11/11/20

Gone too soo but you lived life on your own terms. Rest easy uncle Rick! Love Chad Jacob

 

 

Chad Richardson posted on 11/11/20

I always remember going to the circus with you when I was younger! You were my favorite uncle. You’ll always be loved and remembered! RIP, UNCLE RICK! Love you

 

Dr A Montazer posted on 11/11/20

I met Mehdi in 1978 in Champaign. I entered graduate school at U of I in 1977. Even though I am from Tabriz area too, we did not know one another. My family and I lived 30 kilometer from Tabriz. How interesting we met in Illinois. We have been friends ever since. When he moved to Springfield I was still pursuing a 2nd degree at U of I. In 1988 I married my wife who happens to be from Beardstown, Illinois. She was a student at U of I too. I must add Mrs. Nassirpour is a great professional in her own right, a great parent to her beautiful children and a very generous and kind human being. Her son and daughter must rest assured that their mom will support them throughout their college studies and many years thereafter! When we come back to visit my in-laws, we would have a wonderful dinner or lunch at the Nassirpour house and talk about our time at U of I. While Mehdi was in social studies program, I was studying biology. Almost every day after work and before dinner I would meet Mehdi and few other friends at the IMPE building, our favorite place. By the way, IMPE is the best sports complex in the whole world. I have seen many sport facilities in this country and around the world. My dear Mehdi was a truly athletic human being. We played Soccer (real football), volleyball and every other day we jogged in U of I football stadium. Once he convinced me to run around the track for 10 miles. I never thought my smaller physique was capable of doing so. He kept encouraging me and pushed me gently. At the 10th mile he said let's stop now. I kept running. He laughed and said why I was not stopping. I replied, "Mehdi my muscles are not stopping!" He laughed and grabbed me and we walked until my muscles settled down. Mehdi was a generous, gentle, kind and nice gentleman. He helped people in anyway possible and never bragged about it. As I am typing these few words, I am sobbing. I will miss him dearly until I die. I am older than he was. I always thought I would pass before him. But it is unfortunate. We don't control life events. We must celebrate this great human being's successful life, beautiful family and his 28 years of full time service to the great State of Illinois. My family (wife and three children) love Mehdi, his wife, son and daughter. We will for ever treasure their friendship. They are very big part of our family. Sadly because of COVID-19 restrictions, we can not freely travel from Maryland to Illinois and help the family during these very sad times. We are sending our love to Mehdi's family from afar. May my dear friend Mehdi rest in peace for ever and ever. May God help and lessen his family's sorrows. My family and I express our thanks and gratitudes to all involved in his funeral and helping his family. May God bless them and you all. With tons of sorrow, sadness and respect, Mehdi's friend, Dr. Ahmad Montazer, Reisterstown Maryland.

 

Kimola Muir posted on 11/11/20

Sandy, I’m so sorry for your loss. My brother he will be missed greatly by me and my siblings! I can’t even imagine your sorrow, know that you will be in my prayers in the coming weeks and months. Rick was really a good guy! I’m blessed to have rekindled our relations ship several years back. We both found forgiveness and love! Brother Rick you are now in wonderful hands with our savior Jesus! I will miss seeing and talking to you at Leanns’s on Friday’s - when I’m fishing I’ll think of you with a smile and love ! Until we meet again !! all my love, Kim Sue

 

Monte Reevis posted on 11/11/20

So sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Pete. He definitely led a long and happy life. I guess its okay to have a favorite uncle and he was mine. Loved to hear his stories, the New Year's Eve card game with my folks and his beloved wife of many years, Aunt Mary. Enjoyed deer hunting with him and of course, his huntin' stories. "Darn sites must be off" He'll be missed and deepest condolences to his family.

 

 

Juli Jiardina posted on 11/11/20

Rick was always willing to listen, good for advice when I asked and good with the jokes! He will be missed. So sorry for your loss Sandy, he was a great guy and a good friend. Love and prayers for you and the family!

 

Leanna Tomlin-Lange posted on 11/10/20

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. My brother, Rick, could have a rough exterior but he was a big teddy bear in side and so sweet to his sisters and brothers. In just a short few days, I already miss your phone calls. So many people will feel the gravity of this loss. Rest in peace, my sweet brother!! Leanna

 

Jay & Trish Dodd posted on 11/10/20

He will be missed, always a funny story, and a good guy. Our condolences to the Gordon Family

 

Bill Reid posted on 11/10/20

One of my favorite deliveries was always visiting Rickey , Sandy, & Jack.

 

Otto Fafoglia posted on 11/10/20

I am so sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Knew Rick from Jefferson Middle school. Became a customer at the car wash and a friend. We often visited. Spoke with him not long ago and knew his fight with diabetes was a tough one. I will miss him. Condolences to his family. He will be sadly missed

 

 

Missy posted on 11/9/20

Lots of Love

 

Colleen Schroll posted on 11/9/20

Sandy I am so sorry to hear about your husband as you said he is in no pain now he is with the Lord I will keep him and all your family. I know we were childhood friends but if I can help you in anyway just sent me an email I am not for from you May God Bless You in your time of heed.

 

Nancy Crawford posted on 11/9/20

Rick was like a brother to me! I’ll cherish the memories of him in my heart forever! I love you Rick! Nancy Crawford

 

Erin Tomlin posted on 11/9/20

He gave me my nickname bird but he might have to argue with aunt barb about that one lol always in my heart

 

 

Lisa Williams posted on 11/9/20

Rest In Peace young king

 

 

Lisa Tomlin posted on 11/9/20

My favorite brother n law who I loved dearly who always was there when I needed to talk who welcomed me and the girls into the family. I am gonna miss you calling to talk to John and always telling John I'm gonna kick his butt you were always there to listen! And my grandkids always loved there Uncle and always will. RIP fly high with the angels! Love You

 

Rosemary M. Cates posted on 11/9/20

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for y’all that God will give y’all the needed strength during this difficult time.

 

 

Aaidan Joseph Quinn Jordan posted on 11/8/20

Grandpa was a great man. He always made us smile. I remember coming over when we where younger and playing with those building blocks and Makeing arms and towers the reached the roof. Then coming up stars and siting with him at the table playing with toy army people. Going over their at Christmas time and siting with him out side and just talking then going in and eating some shrimp. Going to the park sometimes and going fishing. He never had a sad face. He smiled thorough every thing. He was always their to call us kids for our birthdays and never missed one. He was a great man but most importantly he was the best grandpa we could have had were gonna miss you, but your always gonna be with us in our hearts. We love you grandpa

 

 

Marcia Hogan posted on 11/8/20

A beautiful soul, loving son, brother and grandson taken too early. I am sad.

 

 

Joseph Jordan posted on 11/8/20

The one man who treated me as his own son. Taught me lots of life lessons and the one man I respected and loved with all my ❤️. I will miss you dearly my friend my mentor my father. Love you Rick you will always be in my thoughts and my heart.

 

Sidna Young posted on 11/8/20

Prayers for Albert. I worked with his mother, Louise. Louise a d Heini were so happy when he was born and we're always proud of him.

 

Diane Suderman posted on 11/8/20

May your sweet soul rest in peace. Mary and family, may your precious memories hold near to your hear. Much love Diane♥️

 

 

Judy Walker posted on 11/8/20

You earned your wings Albert. God Bless!

 

Sale Family posted on 11/8/20

We are so sorry for your loss. I still remember seeing him crossing the road to say hi to Logan when you guys moved in. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family

 

 

Victoria Ellison posted on 11/8/20

Elijah he was a great person I remember him when he was a baby such a sweetheart grow up to be such a handsome young man always polite to me my grandson Trey and him was like brothers he will be missed so much by so many we love you Elijah fly high may you Rest In Peace.

 

Mike Coady posted on 11/8/20

I’ll always remember Elijah from JFL football. I coached him for many years. He is such I good kid. He could run like the wind. He and my son Damon would spend the night at each other’s houses and talk for days about football and dreams of big wins. My condolences to the family. Go Wildcats Go Bears Go Elijah!!! RIP #34

 

Stephanie Schoeben posted on 11/8/20

Elijah, you have been there for me since the first day of 6th grade. We talked just about every day since then. You always had a smile on your face and a goofy joke or dance to go along with it. Your laugh was beyond contagious and made everyone else happy along with you. I will remember your pure spirit until I see you again. My deepest condolences to Miranda and Amir, along with Elijah’s family and close friends.

 

 

Melissa Lewis posted on 11/8/20

Elijah, you my dear nephew was my biggest hype man. You continually made sure to let me know how proud you were of me and how I motivated you; I hope you know the level of proud you made me. I hope you know how sweet it was to take the time like you did to talk with this old lady. I will miss our talks on music, our inside jokes, your laugh and your hugs to name a few. I could write for days and never begin to touch on how much we love you, how deeply you impacted our lives or how your void will not be filled. Phatman, Liji Lij, Nephew, Friend I love you and hope your soul is at peace. Watch over us while you fly high! #LLEW

 

 

Cherie O'Neill posted on 11/8/20

Miranda, I am so sorry for the loss of your son, Elijah. Everytime I would see him, he had a smile on his face and was always very pleasant and very respectful. God has another beautiful angel to watch over you and Amir. God Bless!

 

Trae Cotner posted on 11/8/20

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Elijah and will always remember the great memories of him running on the track team, but my greatest memories are the conversations we had outside of track practice when I would talk to him before PE class or in the hallways at SHS. He was a positive person who could find the fun in every day. My condolences go out to Miranda and Amir.

 

Jennifer Craig posted on 11/8/20

I am heartbroken for my cousins; such an incredible loss. Elijah’s love for family shone through on every picture taken and social media post he wrote. Hugs and prayers Mandy, Amir, Missy, Janet, Carl and the rest of the family. I love you all and am praying for you.

 

Susan K Jameson posted on 11/8/20

I'm saddened to hear of Elijah. Passing. He was always so kind well mannered . I hadn't seen him since he Attended Sandburg School where I worked . RIP Elijah

 

Jim Barton posted on 11/8/20

So sorry for your loss, Bill. Phyllis was always up there as top five classmates in my estimation. Whether it was helping me with my jr high speech or showing up every with a smile on her face and goodness in her heart, she will never be forgotten.

 

 

John Walker posted on 11/7/20

Love to you, cousin Albert. “And then he moved!”

 

Kathy Ascher posted on 11/7/20

Brenda, I am so very sorry about the loss of your dad.

 

Lenny and Colette Schuerman posted on 11/6/20

Dear Brenda and family...we are so very sorry for loss of your Dad. Praying you find peace and comfort during this sad time. Love and hugs. Lenny and Colette

 

Sheryl (Molohon) Kulavic posted on 11/6/20

Barb & family: I’m very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family May your wonderful memories bring you peace in the days, months and years ahead.

 

Larry Molohon posted on 11/6/20

Barb & Family. Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

 

Juan A. Jimenez posted on 11/6/20

Condolences to the Family. May He Rest In Peace. He is in the Lord’s arms.

 

Juan A. Jimenez posted on 11/6/20

Condolences to the Family. May He Rest In Peace and embrace the Lord.

 

Greg L Boston posted on 11/6/20

To Barb and Children, so sorry for your loss.Mike and I were Best Friends for many of our school years.We had many good times together.I regret not getting over to Quincy to visit him. I have lived in Florida and not been able to see him. He will be missed by all who knew Him. RIP my Friend till We meet again.

 

Mark A. Wiewel posted on 11/6/20

Barb and Family: I am very sorry for your loss. Eternal rest Michael. May the peace of Christ always be with you, Chaplain Mark Wiewel Blessing Hospital

 

 

brittany fix posted on 11/6/20

I remember all the little things, when we went to California and grandpa tried to teach me to swim with floaties. or when Grandma, Grandpa and I went through the crafting sections of the fair grounds and he got me a little chest because he saw I liked him. I may have known him a short span of his life but I grew to love him being him in his own ways. I will always love you Grandpa.

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 11/6/20

Brenda and family: I am so sorry for your loss. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Kim Klickna posted on 11/5/20

Joyce and Jason-- I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know David personally. I just knew him from BaHa, but I felt like he was a good friend. I went for his help many times. Whether it was a dead remote or a myriad assortment of problems with my dish, he was always able to help me. He was so knowledgeable and helpful. May he rest in piece.

 

Lance & Marilyn Davsko posted on 11/5/20

Jason & Mrs Hanson and family; Marilyn & I are so sorry to see the loss of your husband and father. It is a sad time but you will have fond memories of him. Please except our condolences and we will keep dave in our prayers.

 

 

M. Jane Wilson posted on 11/5/20

I am very sorry to hear about Chad. I worked with him for several years. Remember all the great memories you had with him. R.I.P. Chad!

 

Kay Austiff posted on 11/5/20

Esther and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I pray that you will be comforted by your many memories of him and how much to meant to all of you.

 

sandy hynds and ed hynds posted on 11/5/20

A fun and generous lady, will miss so very much. My sympathy and sincere thanks to her stepson and his wife for their care.

 

 

sandra marilyn hyndsand Ed posted on 11/5/20

Barb was a true and generous friend, loved being with her, lunch, dinners and playing golf, (so patience with my poor play). Loved her, will miss her forever.

 

 

Anna Lael posted on 11/5/20

i am so sorry for the loss of your Dad,Grandpa Great Grandpa & husband.Such a sweetheart he was. We will miss him so very much. love you Gaylen till we meet again.

 

Suzanne Stockus Colombo posted on 11/5/20

I knew Dave from Kindergarten to graduation from St. Aloysius & then Lanphier High School. He was always a sweet guy (& a good dancer)! Then, the years passed so quickly, but our 8th grade class annual get-together, beginning at our 50-year reunion in 2011, gave us a wonderful chance to catch up with old friends. Dave & Joyce were so proud of Jason & their grandkids! You shared a lot of happiness during your life together and your memories, along with the love and support of family and friends, will comfort you. You have my sympathy in your loss, and I will keep Dave and all of your family in my prayers!

 

Donna Boschulte posted on 11/5/20

Joyce and Jason, My heart breaks for you because of the loss of Dave/your Dad. He was such a pleasant, caring, and kind person who was very respectful and made you feel like life was a little richer after talking with him. Joyce, you and Dave had my greatest love and respect throughout the last 50 years, and I pray that God will comfort you, Jason, and all your family in a very special way.

 

Christine Garrett posted on 11/5/20

My condolences to the Harmony family for the loss of an extraordinary man. Ben could light up a room with his smile, and touched the hearts of all who knew him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Carol Smith posted on 11/5/20

So sorry for your loss

 

Rich and Mary Lazzeri posted on 11/4/20

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Dave. It was so great to see and visit him at our grade school reunions. May God comfort you at this time.

 

 

Jonna Quigg posted on 11/4/20

My deepest condolences on your loss. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort. Much love to you all.

 

Denise Groves Schantz posted on 11/4/20

Brenda and family, Please except my deepest sympathy for the loss of your father, husband and grandfather. May God bring you and your family comfort during this most difficult time.

 

John Vuylsteke posted on 11/4/20

Dear Helen and family.....so very sorry to hear of my friend, Ray’s passing. Without question he was always a gentleman and quick with a smile! We will miss him. He was part of the greatest generation. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Janine Herbert Stearns posted on 11/3/20

So many memories. Maggie was an old friend I hadn't heard from in a while, & I just assumed she was busy enjoying retirement. You know what happens when you ass/u/me things. Goodbye, my friend. You'll live on in our memories. Xox.

 

Robert D. Pierce posted on 11/3/20

My prayers are with you both but your faith will help you a lot if there is anything I can do for you two let me know

 

Ron Turner posted on 11/3/20

Nancy, You and I were in Junior Achievement together back in the '70s. My sympathies to you and all of your family on the loss of your mother.

 

Sandy Minert posted on 11/3/20

I was Chad's 5th grade teacher at Southern View School. I remember Chad as a very good student and a well behaved young man. I was so sorry to read of his passing. My sincere sympathy goes out to his family and friends.

 

 

Melody Davis posted on 11/2/20

Prayers of peace for you all!!

 

 

Sara Kay Ruebling posted on 11/2/20

Ed and Judy, I can’t begin to imagine the the pain and sorrow you are feeling. My heart breaks for you and your Family. Your all in my prayers.

 

Michael Huot posted on 11/2/20

Thanks for being such a nice aunt! We always enjoyed visiting with you, Uncle Ben, and your girls! Lots of good memories of those visits! Say hello to everyone up in Heaven for me!

 

Bill and Mary Lu Hinkle posted on 11/2/20

Dave was a great friend and neighbor. He will be greatly missed. So very sorry for your loss.

 

Bill and Mary Lu Hinkle posted on 11/2/20

Dave Hanson

 

BARBARA BANNING posted on 11/2/20

Ed and Judy sorry for your loss. I had the honor of watching Chad grow up. Southern View grade school, high school and working with Chad at the State. You and family in my prayers.

 

The Withers Family posted on 11/2/20

Harmony family you are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Amy Oldfield (Hinkle) posted on 11/2/20

Jason and Joyce, I'm so sorry to hear about Dave. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Bob Buskis posted on 11/2/20

Helen and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Been along with Helen are two of the nicest people I've met. Again, my condolences.

 

Tom & Michelle Power posted on 11/2/20

A wonderful man who would do anything to help anyone. Sincere condolences to Helen and all the boys. God Bless Benny

 

Rita Altman posted on 11/1/20

I knew Chad from working with him at the Healthcare and Family Services. He was respectful and respected ~ Such a nice co-worker. I am sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you peace and comfort.

 

Terry Drennan posted on 11/1/20

Ed, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your son.

 

Greg & Barb McCulley posted on 11/1/20

Dave was was always fun to be around. Very straight forward and very knowledgeable on all things to do with communication. Our condolences go out to Joyce and family for their loss.

 

Roy Kline posted on 11/1/20

I got to know Chad by working with him at the State. I am very sorry for your loss he was a great friend.

 

Jill Murphy Crowl posted on 11/1/20

Dear Eddie and Judy, I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Chad. No word can express the pain of losing a child no matter the age. I would love to see you, but unfortunately I’m under quarantine. Much love to you and the family. Jill

 

Steve Moore posted on 11/1/20

I met Dave in 1976 when I was working for York Radio. Over the years, we stayed friends but since retiring and moving out of state I haven't stayed in touch. I'm very sad to see he passed away. Dave was a really great guy and I liked and respected him a lot. Condolences to Joyce, the family and friends.

 

Mashelle Rose posted on 11/1/20

I am so sorry for your loss. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Chad's passing. I worked with Chad and from the start knew he was special. He had a sharp wit and a keen sense of humor. He will be missed.

 

Bill & Marilyn Franklin posted on 11/1/20

Ed & Judy we are so sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers for the days ahead.

 

Tom Reed posted on 11/1/20

Ed & Judy I'm so sorry to hear this, praying for you to be comforted knowing that you'll see him again one day.

 

Terri Thomas posted on 11/1/20

So sorry for your loss Ed & Judy. Prayers of peace for you and the entire family! ❤️

 

Linda Hawker posted on 11/1/20

Ed & Judy, my heart breaks for you. I know how much you loved him. I am so very sorry.

 

 

Fred & Sheila Schilling posted on 11/1/20

Helen and family, We were so sorry to hear of Bens death. We were long time friends from the 50's of him and Charlie from Decatur. Please know that we will have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Carla McGuire posted on 11/1/20

Chad was one of my favorite people on the planet. Our 20+ year friendship was dear to me and my heart goes out to the Wright family, fellow friends and co-workers that are suffering the loss of this beautiful life. If you knew Chad, you loved him - he left you no choice. I will miss you forever, Hobo (my nickname for him)! I will see you on the other side where I look forward to seeing your smiling face. I hope you know how many lives you touched and just how much we ALL will miss you. Until then, godspeed and rest easy, my sweet friend.

 

Suzan Hutchison posted on 11/1/20

I worked many years with Chad. So sorry for your loss prayers for family and friends

 

Robin Holler posted on 10/31/20

Chad worked for me and was a fantastic team member. Just an all around great guy. My heart aches for you all. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

 

Tracey Skokna posted on 10/31/20

Lynda, Geri and Nancy- you are in my thoughts and prayers as is your Mom. Your Mom was always very welcoming to me and I have many good memories from Your house! Sending my love- Tracey Henson Skokna

 

Linda Phegley posted on 10/31/20

Please accept my condolences. I worked with Chad and I am so shocked and saddened to hear this. I will keep your family in my prayers.

 

Jerry Black posted on 10/31/20

My condolences to you and your family , Helen . I fondly recall my days as a member of the Harmony Brothers band as their sax player in the late 50's-early 60's .

 

Pam Dufour posted on 10/31/20

My heart is broken for Chad’s family. He was a great guy. I worked with him and his Uncle Bill. I admired his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs.

 

Mike White posted on 10/31/20

My deepest condolences to Helen and family. I have always admired Ben since I was a teenager and "hung out" at Homeier dairy when he was dating Helen. Ben was a very kind person and a very good musician. I still have many of the Harmony Bros. recordings and listen to them often. You created many of good memories for a lot of people Ben; Rest In Peace!

 

Jay Hodges posted on 10/31/20

Spent many Wednesday nights listening to the Harmony Brothers at the dances in Girard when I was in high school. Gracious and fun loving guy, and pretty good musician too. RIP Benny, heaven just added another great guitar player.

 

Teri L Fleckenstein posted on 10/31/20

Helen - God grant eternal rest to Ben and the comfort of peace for all those he loved!

 

Kazuko Amano (Kako) posted on 10/31/20

In spite of distance, he was always on my mind as my dad in Springfield. He is deeply missed. Prayers for my mom, Helen& my brothers.

 

Missy Block posted on 10/31/20

My heart aches for Ethan, Abby and all of his family. I worked with Chad for many years. While I can offer nothing to help the pain, please know that he loved his family and friends. Always Quick with wit and sarcasm, I’ll miss his phone calls about work gossip. RIP friend.

 

 

Larry & Candy Craig posted on 10/31/20

Joyce, So very sorry for your loss, Dave was a good guy. Keeping you and your family in thought and prayer. God Bless...

 

 

Sallie Hilligoss posted on 10/31/20

The Harmony Brothers, forever part of my best memories. Rest in Peace, Benny.

 

Carole Williams Gair posted on 10/31/20

Happy memories of a long ago friend. Rest well.

 

Arthur Kupisch posted on 10/31/20

He made the world a nicer place. Rest in peace Ben you will be missed.

 

Dallas and Darlene Witt posted on 10/31/20

Prayers for the family, hold on to all of your memories!

 

Jack J Shudrowitz posted on 10/31/20

What a wonderful man and father. He will leave behind awesome memories of his music and song. Rest in peace Ben. God Bless him! From all the Shudrowitz family!

 

Glen & Patsy Mester posted on 10/31/20

Sending thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

 

Heather Oldham posted on 10/31/20

Prayers to the family during this difficult time. Uncle Benny will be dearly missed.

 

Patsy Downen posted on 10/31/20

“The” Band played at our wedding on December 26, 1970 and Aunt Helen belted out Jackson. Memories to last forever. Chris and Patsy (Harmony) Downen

 

 

laura ryan posted on 10/30/20

I loved Erin's spirit. She was a good one. So sad - will miss her and her unique style and graceful energy. She is an inspiration in so many ways.

 

Don and Julie Duffy posted on 10/30/20

Our Thoughts And Prayers are with Helen and the Family. Ben was a Wonderful Caring man. We always had a great time when we were all together! Lots of wonderful memories. RIP my good friend! ❤️

 

Judy Gordon posted on 10/30/20

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. With Love and Respect, Judy Gordon

 

Randall Huggins posted on 10/30/20

Atrue gentle man with an infectious smile

 

Floyd (Bud). Roy posted on 10/30/20

Ben was not only my uncle but a great friend of over 8 decades. He was like a brother to me. We were a year apart in age. Dorothy and I enjoyed dancing at his band concerts. He was a great Artist and Musician. His warm smile and friendly manner was so comforting in all he met. I can envision up there in Heaven forming his own Angel band. Rest In Peace my friend.

 

Sheila Walk posted on 10/30/20

Mrs. Page's daughter Emily was my student at Ursuline Academy and now works with me at the Springfield Area Arts Council. I extend sincere sympathy to the entire family. "We do best homage to our dead by living our lives fully even in the shadow of our loss." (Jewish prayer)

 

Marie Bertoni posted on 10/30/20

Uncle Benny will be missed, there are no words to describe all the endless beautiful memories and love you gave us all with your talents, music and voice, he will be missed, Love The BERTONI Family❤️

 

Michael and Linda Harmony posted on 10/30/20

Remember their anniversary party

 

Mark and Judy Gardner posted on 10/30/20

A truly Good man. Our time living on the property will always be special as Ben and Helen were always such wonderful neighbors. Our condolences to the Harmony family.

 

William Homeier posted on 10/29/20

An artist, a musician, a craftsman, a man of great faith, loved Elvis, loved his wife and family, rest easy Uncle, your burdens have been lifted, save a seat for me, say hi to my father, until next time... going to miss that smile, a country gentleman.

 

William Homeier posted on 10/29/20

My uncle Benny, an artist, a musician, a craftsman, a man of great faith, loved Elvis, loved his wife and family, rest easy Uncle, your burdens have been lifted, save a seat for me, say hi to my father, until next time... going to miss that smile, a country gentleman.

 

Ed Emerson posted on 10/29/20

I was privileged to share growing up with Phyllis, from Sunday school and nursery school through high school. Her marriage to "Big Sue" was a perfect match and a fruitful union. I look forward to reuniting with Phyllis and all our 1956 Monti classmates at the great campfire at the next level.

 

Chris Oliver posted on 10/29/20

Erin was remarkable. She lived 3 doors down and frequently haunted my doorway, though she was always on a mission. Our conversations usually consisted of ways to help her staff and Agriculture in Illinois. They often devolved into something more personal and in common for the two of us, sometimes even promises of Fireball toasts at my campsite during the fair. I miss seeing Erin there in my door. Heck, I miss seeing everyone now, but I know we will all meet again soon and even with Erin and other loved ones after our toiling is complete. Madeline, your mother loved you so much. Many of our conversations ended with her talking about you and your accomplishments. She was extremely proud and for good reason.

 

 

Suzanne Moss posted on 10/28/20

Erin was such a joy to work with at the IL Department of Agriculture. She always had a smile on her face no matter how she was feeling during this tough battle. She worked so hard to lead he Bureau of Marketing and came up with some wonderful ideas to represent agriculture and tell the story. She was a wonderful person and will truly be missed.

 

Lezlie Skeels Brannan posted on 10/28/20

I'm so sorry to learn of Erin's passing. We had so many fun adventures on the YMCA swim team, both in and out of the pool. Even though it's been decades since we lost touch, I can hear her laugh like it was yesterday. My sincere condolences to the family.

 

Drew Debrey posted on 10/28/20

I remember her always as "Aunt Nan" and remember the times in my youth when I visited my cousin Tom and family who lived next door to my grandparents in Springfield. Deepest Sympathy to Tom, Jill, Lisa and their families.

 

James R. Canning posted on 10/28/20

I was at Kemper in the band with Scott 1969-70. He was a nice guy with a friendly personality. After I got my black patches so that we could fraternize more I considered him my friend. I’ve lost touch with all the guys except just recently made contact with Herb Dietrich. I wish I could have kept in contact with Scott. I’m sure he would have been a good friend. You all have my deepest sympathy at the passing of a very nice man, I’m sure.

 

Romualda Capranica posted on 10/28/20

Dear Rachel and Perry, Please accept my deepest condolences on the death of Perry’s sister, Cheryl. I am deeply sorry for your loss and I am sending you prayers in her memory. Your friend, Romualda Capranica

 

Kathleen Copelin-Angelo posted on 10/28/20

I'm so sorry for your loss. May the many memories provide comfort to you and the family at this difficult time. We extend our deepest sympathy.

 

Brian & Mary Conlon posted on 10/28/20

Patti, We send sincere condolences to you and to your family. May you find peace in your memories.

 

De Sites Cheverud posted on 10/28/20

My sincerest condolences to you all. Phylis was a lovely and kind cousin in law. I remember her best as tithe very beautiful young mother sitting on the sofa at Grandma Sites living room tenderly holding baby Billy...

 

Jean Aden-Olson and William Olson posted on 10/27/20

To the family of Barb, Bill and I were neighbors of Barb's in Washington Place Condo Association. We enjoyed knowing her and spending time with her at neighborhood socials. We did visit her at Concordia a few times. She will be greatly missed. Our sympathies to all of her family.

 

Edna Seipel posted on 10/27/20

My deepest sympathy is extended to the entire Broughton family. Cheryl was such a wonderful person who helped with our landscaping and also became a friend whom I enjoyed the chance to visit with. Her brother John was a neighbor and both were such wonderful people whom I know will be missed and cherished by all. May God be with you.

 

Marianne Seiz posted on 10/27/20

Colleen and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers. Marianne and Joe Seiz

 

mike egan posted on 10/27/20

My condolences to the family of Mrs. Melkush. I was in Patty's class at St. Agnes and remember seeing Mrs. Melkush in church often. Since I never saw her anywhere else I never heard her voice but she always struck me as a deep, thoughtful and spiritual person. Rest in peace.

 

Dianne Crowley Jugan posted on 10/27/20

Oh, Erin...you will be missed!!! You had such a great smile and an infectious laugh. We weren't super close growing up but I will remember you always!! I wish we could have gotten together a few years ago when you came to Missouri for a Pork Producer event. We said, "next time for sure". We will meet again for sure! Hugs & prayers to your family, I know they are hurting. SHA & Colony West love & hugs to you.

 

 

Herb W. Detrick posted on 10/26/20

Scott, James Homer Aaron, and I were roommates at Kemper Military School and College, our New Boy year 68-69 and shared the 3 man room directly above the entrance to "A" Barracks. We played in the band all 3 years we were at Kemper. RIP Scott.

 

 

Tom and Kim Lawrence posted on 10/26/20

We are so very sorry for your loss. We hope that your happy memories of Erin bring you peace at this difficult time and into the future.

 

Kim Klickna posted on 10/26/20

Debbie. Jim, and family-- I am so sorry for your loss. Your dad was amazing. What a life. We played together for many shows in the pit at Muni. We had a riot. He had a tradition for every show. He always played the final night with his book closed. I will never forget him. May he rest in peace.

 

Beth Hamilton posted on 10/25/20

I was so glad to have net Erin in 2015 when I traveled to Springfield with my mom, Ruth King. That was a very special trip. My brother Tom Lundy along with my Mother Ruth King and myself would like to express our heartfelt condolences.

 

Mike Hutton posted on 10/25/20

Me my wife and our daughter are praying the Lord will comfort all of Fred's family in this your time of sorrow.Fred and myself hit it off right away I knew that we would become friends when I realized he was a squirrel hunter. Fred always said he had hunted all over the world , but squirrel hunting was still his favorite! His easy going spirit friendly attitude and kindness always drew people to him , Fred you left an empty spot friend no one is going to be able to fill in our hearts you will be sadly missed, mike

 

Lonna Lee posted on 10/25/20

I was just getting to know you better, Cheryl. You were always so affirming at rehearsals and concerts. I will miss your bright smile. Gone too soo!

 

Mike and Chris Laws posted on 10/25/20

Our friend for 40+ yrs. We will miss the last great adventurer. Our favorite memory is having Fred stop by covered in ice from his latest snowmobile ride, grinning ear-to-ear. He had a great time in life. And we know that adventure will continue. See you again, friend.

 

Pete Harbison posted on 10/25/20

Hi Jim and family, we are so sorry to hear about Barb. We wish we could have paid our respects at Staab. We enjoyed our time with Barb. She was so good to Shelby and greatly enhanced his life. Please know our thoughts are with you. Pete & Judy Harbison

 

Mary von Liski posted on 10/25/20

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

 

Trish Spencer posted on 10/25/20

Erin was such a beautiful person inside and out. We will miss her dearly. Sending thoughts and prayers to Mark, CJ, Mads and all of Erin’s family. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend. ❤️ Love, Trish, Greg and Kayla Spencer

 

 

Bonnie Stout posted on 10/25/20

I will always remember her smile an how no matter what her always taking the time to talk to me. Rest In Peace in Angels arms beautiful lady

 

Kent & Pam McFarland posted on 10/25/20

We did not have the opportunity or joy of working with Erin, but, boy, did we always hear great things!! However we did have the opportunity to meet her at the various Marketing events these past several years and will remember that never ending smile!! Condolences to the entire world that surrounded her.

 

Doug Rathbun posted on 10/25/20

Erin was a joy to work with. Her winning personality and positive outlook on life inspired everyone who was around her. She will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by her Department of Agriculture family.

 

Sharon posted on 10/25/20

I am truly sorry that I do not have a memory of Erin since I’ve never met her or her wonderful family......but, I just wanted her family & friends to know that (by my reading her obit) that they can be very thankful that she was in your life!! Such a beautiful, heartfelt obit!! I had to laugh at the P.S. comment! I also have told my kids that I’d haunt them if they didn’t follow through with my last wishes! God Bless!!

 

Alan Fox posted on 10/25/20

Irwin Family -- I was so very sorry to read of Scott's passing. He was already in high school when I came to the Pl. Plains schools. It is a time to lean on remaining family and friends for support when losing one so close. I will always remember the kindness shown by Edith each time one in my family passed -- Terry, Todd and Arlene. My prayer for each person in the Irwin family is that God grant you the gift of His Peace.

 

Bobby Dowson and Family posted on 10/25/20

Erin made such an impact on everyone at the IL Dept. of Ag the last several years. Her work ethic, sense of humor and kindness to others were her trademarks. She was the fearless leader of the Marketing Bureau and we all loved to work with her. The Department won’t be the same, she will not be forgotten. Prayers to Mark, C.J., Mads, Neely, Sharon and the entire family.

 

Sheila Walk posted on 10/25/20

"Take this sorrow to the heart and make it a part of thee and it shall nourish thee till thou art strong again." (Longfellow) My husband and I have been traveling, so it was only today that I learned of Mr. Blankenberger's passing. Like many, I have fond memories of him as part of the Ursuline Academy community. John and Grace's children were a pleasure to have in my classroom, and they always were supportive parents. Please accept my belated but sincere condolences.

 

 

Carole Murray posted on 10/24/20

Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to all I enjoyed working with Phyllis at The Wardrobe! Phyllis was a class act and beautiful soul! Godspeed ❤ Phyllis

 

Kristie Newman posted on 10/24/20

I am so sorry for your loss . May her soul Rest In Peace

 

Larissa Coad posted on 10/24/20

Cheryl, Your sense of humor and smile will definitely be missed. I miss you already -- you left way to soon! --Your Walgreens Family

 

Tracy Scaduto posted on 10/24/20

I am sorry to see that Cheryl has passed. I knew her as a fellow master gardener. She loved gardening and was very knowledgeable. My sympathies to her family.

 

Jim Moore posted on 10/24/20

We lost a Great Friend, but the universe received a new beautiful star. We will miss him stopping by here in Idaho on one of his wildlife adventures Our condolences to you and your family. Jim and Sofia Moore

 

Paul Steil posted on 10/24/20

I have known Fred all through high school & all the time since then-we always had a good time when we used to go out “amongst ‘em”. I enjoyed the times I used to hunt with him. You’ll be in my prayers friend. Paul

 

April Smith posted on 10/24/20

I am so terribly sad about losing Erin. I remember her as a little girl swimming on the team with us at Colony West. The Ericksons have always been important friends. I wish God hadn’t taken her so soon, but we can’t control his plans for us. Peace to the entire family, but most especially to dearest Sharon, Neely and Mark. We will all miss Erin.

 

Katy Broglin posted on 10/24/20

My sincere sympathy to the entire Suiter family, She was such a nice lady. When I first joined the Anchor Boat many years ago and joined the Ladies Auxiliary, She was so kind to me and made me feel welcomed. Special group of ladies there I will always hold dear to my heart. God Bless & Heartfelt prayers

 

Mark Hemp posted on 10/24/20

I'm really going to miss the weekly talks I had with Fred, he always had a story to tell. We us to enjoy going on river boating trips with Fred and always saw him at lake club chicken fries, the state fair and out listening to local bands. Fred was always there for me if I needed him on the fire dept. and he always supported me when I was studying for promotional exams. God bless my good friend and will miss you.

 

Linda Slagle Dufner posted on 10/24/20

Cheryl you and I were born on the same day. We joked that we’re twins from different moms. We were friends, but had grown apart the past few years. Your gardening skills were immense. You loved animals. Cheryl you were a good person.

 

Brian Courtwright posted on 10/24/20

Fred you will be greatly missed. I always enjoyed running into you at Gander Mtn and catching up. As our friendship grew I’d talk about you to my grandpa and dad. Little did I know you were a family friend from way back. Thank you for the times you took me hunting to your Property. You are so missed by many. My condolences to the family.

 

JUDY HUSTON posted on 10/24/20

We had so many good times together, so many good memories. She was one special lady.

 

KARUN and Curtis Tillett posted on 10/24/20

So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady.

 

Bev posted on 10/24/20

We met and became friends though our love of playing the cello. I will miss you, Cheryl!

 

Joseph Hardy posted on 10/24/20

Jill and I have all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Phylis always had a smile on her face and we like you will miss her. Rest In Peace.

 

Karen and Maggie Lenkart posted on 10/24/20

Sending prayers and peace to you all.

 

Pamela Broughton-Barringer posted on 10/24/20

Our family is so saddened to hear this news. Cheryl was a beautiful lady who developed a good relationship with our family, Especially our father (Uncle Don) It meant so much to us when Cheryl came to our mothers visitation and was in a wheelchair!. God bless you Cheryl. Love from Uncle Don, And your cousin’s Denise, Pam, Don Jr., Gary, Phillip and Jennifer

 

Larry Freeman posted on 10/23/20

From five years old, there was never a time I didn't know Fred, He was one of my few real lifelong friends,

 

Sharon Hughes Theison posted on 10/23/20

Mary, So sorry for the loss of your sister. You and your family are in my prayers!

 

Lou Ann Mack posted on 10/23/20

Deepest condolences to Cheryl’s family and friends. She was such a gracious, talented and loving person. Through all her trials she maintained her beautiful spirit. May she Rest In Peace.✝️ Praying for all of you.

 

John Doherty posted on 10/23/20

I met Fred in 7th grade at Cathedral Grade School. Even though I live over 200 miles away, Fred managed to keep in touch every year. The best was his travel stories after he retired. I will miss those stories. Best Wishes to all family & Friends. Rest in Peace my friend.

 

Sharon Bell posted on 10/23/20

Perry & Rachel - So sorry to learn of Cheryl’s passing. My sincere condolences to the entire Broughton family. Treasure the memories.

 

Susan Kessler posted on 10/23/20

I'm so sorry to hear of Fred's passing. He was a kind, interesting person and I will miss seeing him out and about. May his family and other friends be comforted and find peace at this sad time.

 

Diane Sgro Seiz-Davis posted on 10/23/20

Mary I’m so sorry to hear about your sister, I lost my sister last month so I know what you’re feeling right now. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers

 

Sr. Mary Corde Lenn posted on 10/23/20

Bonnie, my prayers and love are with you - we know that your brother is enjoying eternal happiness. Love,

 

Jeff Perry posted on 10/23/20

Aunt Maggie will be greatly missed. She was such a nice and sweet person with a great sense of humor and infectious laugh. Rest in Heaven Aunt Maggie.

 

Launa Edwards posted on 10/23/20

Rest easy Fred. I always enjoyed chatting with you anytime we crossed paths. So glad you were able to travel to so many great countries and places. Until we run into each other again...

 

Thomas Wall posted on 10/23/20

So sorry Tom, Emily and Eric. Our thoughts are with you. She was always sweet to me. I hadn't seen her in way to many years. Love to the family.

 

 

Elaine Bell posted on 10/22/20

God bless you Cheryl I will always remember your smile when I walked into the room you were quiet laid-back but you always had that smile I could never forget what a beautiful woman you are. Rest in peace. You did good ...

 

Fran Grothe posted on 10/22/20

I want to offer my heartfelt condolences to Fred’s family. Although, it has been many years since Fred and I were in high school and were married soon afterwards I never forgot my first love. From that young love a daughter, Chelle was born. She is my greatest gift. Rest In Peace, Fred.

 

Bean Family posted on 10/22/20

The Bean family of Arkansas would like to extend our sympathy to the immediate family of Florence Wilson Marshall. You will always be remembered as family. Go rest high, your work on earth is done.

 

Carol Farley posted on 10/22/20

Boomer, sorry to hear about your Grandmother. You are in my thoughts.

 

Guy Draper posted on 10/22/20

I met Fred when I was just a young kid. Every year he would come to our family farm in Alto Pass, IL and deer hunt. It wasn’t uncommon to look out and see Fred wobbling in the tree stand some 40 feet off the ground. He rewired the lighting in one of the barns just because that’s the type of person he was…..truly kind. My wife and I bought a new truck in 2013 and Fred went on a ride with us in the truck that same day. The truck is still my everyday vehicle and now I can’t help but look in the rearview mirror and see Fred’s long hair and smiling face. He taught me so much about being a responsible outdoorsman but I learned more from him by watching the way he lived life and treated other people. I will miss talking with him.

 

Janice Beyers posted on 10/22/20

R.I.P my friend. You will be missed.I'm

 

Michele Hurrelbrink posted on 10/22/20

I've known Fred since Kindergarten. He was truly a friend to all & always willing to lend a hand. I never knew anyone who enjoyed life quite like him. I only hope he knows how many lives he touched. He will truly be missed by all those who had the pleasure to know him. RIP my friend.

 

Donna Dortch posted on 10/22/20

May the family of Florence be comforted in God's love, grace and mercy..as you put your love one to rest.

 

Wayne Rovey posted on 10/22/20

My most fond memory of Fred was our three week trip to Italy that he and I took in 2017. We traveled to Rome, Venice, Florence, and Pompeii. Fred and his friend Rose traveled to New Zealand with us in early 2020 as well. Fred was a great friend and always kind to everyone he met.

 

Craig Ewing posted on 10/21/20

I never saw Fred without a big smile on his face. He lived his life to the fullest and seemed to enjoy every minute. Rest in peace my friend.

 

 

nancy kirk posted on 10/21/20

rest in peace

 

William L Cox posted on 10/21/20

In expressing my condolences for your loss, I have to say that your father did an outstanding job in bringing you up and helping you become the man you are today. You are part of his living legacy. May God richly bless you and your family as you move forward

 

Mary & Kevin DAy posted on 10/21/20

We are very sorry for the loss of your brother. You and your families are in our prayers.

 

Jamie Hainaut Burnett posted on 10/21/20

I am very sorry for your loss, what a remarkable life! My Dad, Jules (Jodo) Hainaut, played saxophone with him in the Kevin Turner Trio for many, many years and always spoke very highly of your Dad and all of his accomplishments. Enjoyed watching them play in the very later years of their lives, always amazed by his talent. Sending prayers to all of you.

 

Suella L Knox posted on 10/21/20

Dear Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Fred led a full life!!!

 

Nathaniel Jurgens posted on 10/21/20

Sorry for your lost

 

RONALD P BROCCARDO posted on 10/21/20

Became friends with Dave in 69-70 at Sangamo Electric before he entered the army ,reconnected shortly after he came home .I believe he is now at peace with our Lord and Savior.

 

Jerry Hicks posted on 10/21/20

Dave Lueken. I will always remember Dave as an adventuras person, the one to take a risk, or accept a dare. We came from the same family tree so seeing Dave and Jimmy was a regular event. We were first playmates. And we were close. I must have been about twelve when I realized we weren’t brothers! Cousin Dave had too many life challenges; however, he handled them well. Dave, always in my thoughts!

 

Hub and Judy posted on 10/20/20

You will be greatly missed, you were a Fun person, hope you have your stamps with you, God Bless You

 

 

C.Cantrall posted on 10/20/20

Sorry for your loss

 

Michael Phillips posted on 10/20/20

Steve was like a father figure to me I will miss him greatly

 

Rachel Collico posted on 10/20/20

My grandpa was an amazing man. I am so lucky to have grown up with him living close to me. There are many memories I have that I will cherish forever. Some of my favorites are from our lake house, when we would go out for the weekend and grandma would bring fried chicken. Grandpa would sit out on the dock in his fishing chair and bucket hat contemplating jumping into the water. When it was finally time to jump in, he would do a big cannon ball and lose his hat! I remember laughing and laughing when he would do this. Grandpa, I miss you.

 

Michael Moore posted on 10/20/20

I was very sorry to read of Wanda's death. I worked with her at Brookens Library for many years. Wanda was so proud of her daughters and their families. She delighted in telling about their activities and achievements. I think it was Diane who bought my Mustang back in the late seventies. My prayers and sympathy are with you all as you grieve her passing.

 

Marcia Rossi posted on 10/19/20

I so enjoyed working with Wanda at UIS. We seemed to click right away. I thought the world of both her and Frank. So sorry for your loss, girls. She adored you all so much and all your families.

 

Antoine Archie posted on 10/19/20

So saddened to hear this. I worked with Steve for 8 years at Sears Automotive. He was a great guy and we had a lot great memories at work together. I loss a past co worker but more importantly a friend. Prayers for his family.

 

Kyle Dace posted on 10/19/20

I worked with Steve for 12 of those 25 years, he was a really great guy. He would always look out for me when I had problems with my car. Just a super nice guy. I'm so sorry for your lose.

 

Cindy posted on 10/19/20

There's a land that is fairer than day. And by faith we can see it afar. For the Father waits over the way. To prepare us a dwelling place there. In the sweet bye and bye. We shall meet on that beautiful shore. We shall sing on that beautiful shore. The melodious songs of the blessed. And our spirits shall sorrow no more. Not a sigh for the blessing of the rest. In the sweet bye and bye. We shall meet on that beautiful shore. To our bountiful Father above. We will offer our tribute of praise. For the glorious gift of His love. And the blessings that hallow our days. In the sweet bye and bye. We shall meet on that beautiful shore. In the sweet bye and bye. We shall meet on that beautiful shore. Rest In Peace, Dad

 

Rebeka Wermeling posted on 10/19/20

My grandpa was wonder filled & full of stories. He even had his own name tattooed on his wrist. He would tell me that it was there so he “never forgot his name”. I also found out that he tattooed it himself at age 13. Earlier this year, grandpa entered a memory care facility before he passed away. I decided that I too never wanted to forget my name, or him.

 

Jim Wilcoxson posted on 10/19/20

I have fond childhood memories of Bernie while living on Sheridan street.

 

Barb Rebbe and Beverly Cassiday posted on 10/19/20

Suzie mom said to tell you she is so very sorry for your loss

 

Carol Burnett posted on 10/18/20

Donna and Glen we offer our condolences for Steve's passing. We have such enjoyable memories of him and your family when we were neighbors on Selkirk. He was always such fun and a happy little boy. Sorry for your loss. WIth Love. Gene and Carol Burnett

 

 

Mary Dowdy posted on 10/18/20

Debbie thinking of you and your family.

 

Sharon Bell posted on 10/18/20

Cheryl & rest of girls - So very sorry to learn of Wanda’s passing. What a great role model for all of you to follow. She managed to raise 6 amazing daughters! May she rest in eternal peace & be your eternal guardian angel. Treasure the memories.

 

Bonnie posted on 10/18/20

Jack was a great barber, friend and person. We remember many wonderful story telling afternoons on the back porch on North 6th Street sharing with many of the neighbors. He and Jan were great neighbors-----so sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Deepest sympathy, Jim and Bonnie Drew

 

Diane Covington-Bergeron posted on 10/18/20

Debbie and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. She was a great Mom who raised 6 great daughters.

 

Jarda Shimkus posted on 10/18/20

Lisa, I just learned of Bill's death. I am so sorry for your loss. I pray God will comfort you and meet every need for you and the boys.

 

Connie Roberts posted on 10/18/20

I don't know how she did it but I remember being at your house on Pickett Street when we were teenagers. There was always a lot going on but it was always fun times. She was a wonderful lady, so patient and nice.

 

 

Glenn Jurgens posted on 10/17/20

I know Steve and Judy for a long time he will be missed I'm sorry to hear that the family had to go through this rough time

 

Kate Hawkes posted on 10/17/20

I think I only met your dad once, but the impression he left was of a warm, friendly man. I know he will be missed. Deep peace to you Amy, and to your family.

 

Ramone & Donna Noska & Family posted on 10/17/20

We have many found memories of growing up with Steven and his sister Deidre when we were young as our parents were best friends and have been for years. We will dearly miss Steven and send our deepest condolences to Glen, Donna, Deidre and family. With Sincere Sympathy, Donna, Ramone, Brooke, Tyson and Casey Noska

 

The Cantrall’s posted on 10/17/20

Sorry for your loss

 

Sandra warner posted on 10/17/20

Shawn so sorry for your loss. Loves hugs and prayers for you and your family.

 

Gary and Teri Lakin posted on 10/17/20

So sorry for your loss! She was a sweetheart and always had a smile on her face when we saw her! Our heart and prayers goes out to all of you!

 

Karen Blankenship posted on 10/17/20

Greg, Sandi and family so sorry for your loss. Prayers to family during this difficult time.

 

Ruth Kirkpatrick posted on 10/17/20

I'm sorry for Steve's passing. I enjoyed chatting with him at Sears for many years.

 

Brittany Esparza posted on 10/17/20

Thinking of you and missing you more and more each day. Love you Grampa!

 

Sam & Carol Gorden posted on 10/17/20

We send our deepest condolences.

 

 

Jennifer Murphy posted on 10/17/20

Mr Arno loved Pepsi and chocolate covered nuts and Cindy and I used to steal them all the time. I remember you sitting at the dining room table carefully working with your stamps. You will be missed by many. Rest In Peace.❤️❤️❤️

 

 

Diane Spitz posted on 10/17/20

Mom - I love you so very much! Thank you for being my guiding light!

 

Jenifer Wofford posted on 10/16/20

So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of meeting her. Praying for all the family and friends

 

 

Dianna posted on 10/16/20

My condolences. May she rest in peace.

 

Khoran Readus (Olivia B's mother) posted on 10/16/20

My deepest sympathies to you and your family Mrs. Rieger.

 

Elizabeth Simpson posted on 10/16/20

RIP Steve . He was my favorite sales person at Sears tire department He would always tell me when I needed new tires or just rotation. I last saw Steve as the garage was going to close , I was worried about Sears He was worried about finding a new job . I do hope he found a new position

 

 

Mary Lou Castillo posted on 10/16/20

Joe Rieger spent years of his law enforcement career in Laredo, Texas. It is where he met his wife Cindy and it is where he has endless friends who considered him and Cindy family. Our deepest condolences to Cindy and Joe's family. You have lost a husband, son and brother. We know your pain, for we too have lost a family member. Laredo grieves for Joe and prays for Cindy. Rest In Peace dear Joe. From Big Ern and Mary Lou

 

Dave Marker posted on 10/16/20

I am sorry to hear this. Steven and his family were next door neighbors of ours growing up on Selkirk.

 

Sean Davidson posted on 10/16/20

I attended Police Training Institute from SPD with Joe. He was a really great guy, completely professional and embodied what a police officer should be. He left a lasting impression with me and will be missed.

 

Sam George posted on 10/16/20

Broken hearted to hear about Steve passing. Worked with him 20+ years at Sears. Kept each other laughing the whole time. Prayers of comfort for the family.

 

Judy and Ed Wright posted on 10/16/20

Laura and family, we live directly behind you when you lived on 3rd street. Aaron and our Chad are the same age. We remember Joey as a little guy and are extremely sad to hear of his death. Our love, caring thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Joey was such a handsome man....taken way too soon.

 

Rochelle Larson posted on 10/15/20

I am so sorry for the tremendous loss of your husband. My deceased husband, Herbert E. Koepp, was the RAC in Springfield many years ago and I was a Diversion Investigation hired out of that office. My thoughts are with your family. Such a tragic loss.

 

Cyndi Deitrick posted on 10/15/20

Lisa. I am so so very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys. Xo

 

Pastor Olander posted on 10/15/20

Laura - So sorry to hear about Joey. God be with you and your family. Let me know if you want to talk or if there is anything I can do for you, Joe, or the boys. You will all be in my prayers.

 

Brian Riecks posted on 10/15/20

Uncle Billy had so much more to offer this World, to his Family and his Friends - he was so much fun to be around and always made you feel included. This is not Goodbye, but so long for now...much love -Buzz

 

David Barker posted on 10/15/20

I escorted Mr. Krohe on a Veterans' Honor Flight. It was my honor to do that. We developed a friendship after we returned to Springfield. Rest in peace, my friend.

 

David Varker posted on 10/15/20

Veterans' Honor Flight

 

Teresa Prefountain posted on 10/14/20

Debbie, You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

 

Cathy and Chris posted on 10/14/20

Our deepest sympathy to you all, our hearts are broken for you!

 

rebecca hall mcgrady posted on 10/14/20

One of my fondest memories in high school at Sacred Heart Academy was of the talented and supportive Mr. Jim Krohe, in the orchestra pit or off in the stage wing, on his drum set with a cheer of support and a twinkle in his eye. Thank you, Mr. Krohe, for your sharing your musical talent and instilling a life-long love of jazz in my heart, Becky Hall McGrady - SHA ‘79

 

John Krohe posted on 10/13/20

You were my Best friend, my Father, my Coach, my Hero. The kindest human being I’ve ever known. To simply say I love you doesn’t seem like enough. I already miss you!

 

RyanShade posted on 10/13/20

I loved my Pawpaw I remember when we always done a lot together like fourwheeling and hot wings and now I’m going to miss it! :(

 

Kristy Bietsch posted on 10/12/20

Joe, Laura, Arron & Kyle, I’m so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was such an amazing son, brother & friend. I will never forget the fun times we had, hanging out at the house, Joe taking us for rides on the back of the bike or going to Joe’s apartment to hang out. My thoughts are with all of you. All my love, Kristy (Gorda) Bietsch

 

Mickie Rahn posted on 10/12/20

My heart and prayers go out to Don, Diana, & their families during this difficult time. It was a beautiful service for a beautiful lady. Hugs to you all...

 

Kathy Groesch posted on 10/12/20

The family of Jim and Pat Bernhardt offer our deepest sympathy.

 

Jack Baskett posted on 10/12/20

Sincerest Condolences to Don and family, such a sweet woman. Prayers during this difficult time.

 

 

Patricia Shafer posted on 10/12/20

I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was always such as kind person to me. I couldn't have asked for better landlords as your parents. I would go by their house to pay my rent and we three always had such interesting chats. I will keep your family in my prayers to help you through your time of sorrow.

 

Robert Moravecek posted on 10/11/20

Our sincere condolences for for your loss our prayers are with her. Robert and Judy Moravecek. RtSgt Dist1

 

Ed Weber posted on 10/11/20

Don Sr. & Don Jr.: My sincerest condolences on your loss. She was always so pleasant & helpful in the store.

 

Melissa and Glenn Haas posted on 10/11/20

Cindy ~ No words can adequately express our sorrow. Please know you are not alone; you are surrounded by those who care, love and support you.

 

Loren Baxley posted on 10/11/20

John, Tom and family sorry to hear about your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you, hang onto of all of the good memories you have enjoyed in the past

 

Judi Smith (Sec. of State Police)Retired posted on 10/10/20

David Prayers for your family on the loss of your mother. God bless all of you.

 

Cheryl Kauffold posted on 10/10/20

Thanks Wayne for all the Kumler memories! Rest in Peace good and faithful servant.

 

Vince and Kay Toolen posted on 10/10/20

Our memory of Marilyn was as a good friend and great neighbor. Years ago we all lived in Country Club Estates, enjoyed a lot of good times together. We will miss you Marilyn and pray for you.

 

Melinda Van Leer posted on 10/10/20

my Dad was a wonderful man he will be missed by many

 

Mary Bateman posted on 10/10/20

You could tell if Barb liked you, she would smack you on the back. I worked with Barb and she was truly a wonderful person. Rest In Peace Barb. ❤️

 

Connie Sebok posted on 10/10/20

I have so many fond memories from working at SDA with Barb. She had a very dry sense of humor. When I would tell her something she said I’m from Missouri, you have to show me.

 

Nancy Jackson posted on 10/9/20

Your parents were both wonderful people and special to many of us at Kumler. Missed seeing him once he wasn't able to attend. He will be missed by many.

 

Marni & Bill Baker posted on 10/9/20

Sending our love to all. I so enjoyed your mom as my patient. She will be missed by many. Hang on to the good times. May God bless you.

 

Jim Besjak posted on 10/8/20

Bev, so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Prayers to you and your family. God bless.

 

KARI HEISKANEN posted on 10/8/20

Is it possible that the folded flag was given to the widow during WW1 ? If not, when did this tradition began, by whom and where?

 

Jim and Trish Ashton posted on 10/8/20

Bev, McKenzie and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Jim was a great guy, loved you all so much. Remembering him makes me smile because he just was so darned friendly and nice anytime we’d see him. You were a fantastic couple. Keeping you in our prayers for you to have strength.

 

Kathy Sullivan posted on 10/7/20

Bev and Family - So very sad to learn of Jim’s passing. So many good times & memories. He will be missed.

 

Don LoBue posted on 10/7/20

To Bev & family -- my thoughts and prayers to all. Jim was a great guy.

 

 

Bob & Karen Davidson posted on 10/7/20

Bev and family. So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a loving husband and father and son and a very talented person. He will leave a void in many lives. We will have good memories of you both.

 

Drew Burnett posted on 10/7/20

Very sorry to hear, keeping Bev and the family in our prayers

 

Larry Molohon posted on 10/7/20

Bev & family. Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I will always remember all of the good times that we had when we all belonged at the Prop Club.

 

Terri Thomas posted on 10/7/20

Jeff and family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers of peace to all of you! ❤️

 

Cara Beierman-Wiley posted on 10/6/20

Thinking of all of you. Always a good time with Dad and the Oshesky boys. Lots of love to all

 

 

Mary Kay Sinclair posted on 10/6/20

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

 

Destiny posted on 10/6/20

Love and prayers to all the family! I’m so sorry for your /our loss!

 

steven j brooks posted on 10/6/20

so sorry, condolences to the family

 

steven j brooks posted on 10/6/20

so sorry to hear. condolences to all of the family.

 

Charla Bryant-Honn posted on 10/6/20

I am so sorry to hear this. He was a good man.

 

Sandy Frank posted on 10/6/20

So sad to hear about Jim, my thoughts & prayers go out to his wife, Bev, children & family. May God be with you.

 

Sharon Bell posted on 10/6/20

So sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. Enjoyed many wonderful times with Jim & Bev. May the Lord lift him up on angel’s wings.

 

Mikki Buhl posted on 10/5/20

Marless was a 2nd cousin to my mom, Sandy. My mom remembers visiting her great aunt and uncles home where there was horses. My mom was the oldest daughter of Martin A (Macomb). She along with Ernie's oldest boy Ronnie would ride the horses with Angie and Marless. My mom also remembers Marless wedding at the old Saint Agnes Church. Know our prayers are with you and your family.

 

Lynda K Bannon posted on 10/5/20

Thoughts & prayers to Mike's family. I dated his brother Steve in the late 70s. We were always together. R.I.P Mike

 

 

Karen Collier posted on 10/5/20

Rest easy Joseph; you are loved and will be missed by myself and many. Prayers and condolences to the family.

 

Susan Threlkeld Brown posted on 10/5/20

So sorry for your loss. Let sweet memories carry you through and may the Lord surround you with peace and comfort.

 

Larry & Sally Jo Bomke posted on 10/4/20

Joe was genuinely kind and possessed such an amazing capacity to be compassionate, at all times. My husband and I had the honor of knowing him through our interactions at The Rail. Every time I spoke with him, he always demonstrated how extraordinary he was in every way, it just came natural for him. Joe was the kind of guy who always made you walk away with a smile because he charmed everyone without even trying. We loved him! We are so sorry for your loss, we will pray for Joe and everyone who loved him. What an incredible man he was!

 

 

Kristi Blankenberger posted on 10/4/20

The tribute video truly captures the joyous spirit of Uncle John. It made me smile and cry at the same time. He had such a caring and wonderful spirit. Being around him made you feel loved and appreciated, and the world is a darker place now that he's gone. However, there is no doubt he's in heaven smiling down and watching over all of us. He was a great man and he will be truly missed.

 

LuAnn Aiello Cadden posted on 10/4/20

Every thought of your husband/father makes me smile. So witty and warm. We think of you all like our Ozark Airlines extended famiily. Joe brought my dad some of the very best days of his life. His favorite stories come from working with his friends out there. Love and comfort to all of you. If I were able to travel, it would have been such an honor to be at his services. I will be with you all in my thoughts tonight and tomorrow. Love & Prayers, LuAnn Aiello Cadden

 

 

Martha woerly frier posted on 10/4/20

I'm the youngest child of Martin and Kay woerly I do not remember marlins but remember Ester . Condolences to the family

 

John Woerly posted on 10/4/20

Although it has now been a number of years since I last saw and spoke with Marlass, it seems like yesterday. As cousins, in our younger days, our families were very close. My dad stood in for Uncle Martin to give the bride away at her wedding to John. I still remember that day and John & Marlass' visits to our old home on 4th St. Like her mother, Aunt Esther, she was a sweet, nice person with a wonderful personality who truly loved and was proud of her family. John and kids, our love and prayers to you at this time.

 

 

Danita Davis posted on 10/4/20

Emma was such a sweet soul. May God bless and keep you. So sorry for your loss.

 

 

Patrick G. & Vera M. O'Donnell posted on 10/4/20

John was always a consummate gentleman in the many years that we knew him through one of his (& Grace's) parishes, St. Joseph's in Springfield, IL. He and Grace were exemplary Christians, and have been warm and understanding and welcoming to us in many ways, over many years. It's clear that he came from a warm, supportive original family, and created another one with Grace. Both Grace and his brother gave very moving and memorable comments at the end of his funeral mass. We will share with those many people who will miss John, and we will keep Grace and All the Family in our prayers.

 

Karen and Thomas Hafel posted on 10/3/20

Uncle John and Family, Well, I grew up around Aunt Marless. She was a really nice person and she was my Aunt. She was the first person to ever ask me to babysit for her and I got to eventually watch all four of the children. (Martin, Eddie, Patty and Tom). She taught ceramics and we did counted cross-stitch and she did beautiful pieces. As the years went by she got me involved in Springfield Ceramics and Crafts Club and Aunt Marless was my Sponsor. She was a jack of all trades. We will miss her. She was a lot of fun! But now she is at peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. Sincerely, Karen and Thomas Hafel Springfield, IL 62711

 

Larry and Sonja Berg posted on 10/3/20

Aunt Mary and all my cousins. The news of the passing of my Uncle Joe saddens me deeply. Even though we were remote families, due to our lives moving around the country. When we did get together for family functions, you could always depend on Joe to be the bright part of any meeting. He will be dearly missed. And his neverending jokes, no matter how corny they were.

 

Gerry aldrich posted on 10/3/20

Janet, sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I wasn’t able to attend the visitation as my wife has Alzheimer’s disease and am avoiding leaving the house as much as possible.

 

 

Lloyd and Denise posted on 10/3/20

Lloyd and Denise Perry

 

Grace Sorrentino posted on 10/3/20

Dixie I was very saddened to hear of Leo’s passing. I feel very fortunate to have known him & enjoyed his great personality. He always had such a wonderful positive attitude no matter what life through at him. I will keep you & your family in my prayers.

 

Shennita English posted on 10/3/20

To LaDonna, family and the congregation of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, it's with great sadness that I'm writing this today. Ms Emma....just a pure heart! Though she is physically not here she has left many hand and footprints for many! My deepest condolences to all family and friends of Ms Emma as she is a TRUE Soldier in The Army of OUR Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her wings were ready but our hearts were not. She will never be forgotten! https://youtu.be/GpIRjLAgXFs

 

Cindy Lash posted on 10/2/20

Oh, LaDonna! Coach Lash and I (and Jenn) are beyond sorry to read of Emma's passing! She was such a joy to know - oh the wonderful memories of road trips with basketball and volleyball and all the craziness of elementary school sports (ha ha). I will always hear her precious voice yelling: "Jump, LaDonna, Jump!" It's comforting to know she is now "jumping" on those streets of gold. She was such a Godly woman and so awesome in every way! Hugging you close and praying for your grieving heart! Rest in His peace, precious Emma!

 

Cindy J Lash posted on 10/2/20

I had the privilege of meeting Marless and remember her as such a sweet lady! I was very sorry to read of her passing. On behalf of the CARE TEAM at West Side Christian Church, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you honor her legacy and mourn her death.

 

Gil & Helen Kean posted on 10/2/20

I worked with Joe for many years at Ozark Airlines in Springfield. He always had a smile and gave a helping hand when needed. He will be sorely missed. Our sympathies to Mary, his wife and family

 

Janet Ann Werne posted on 10/2/20

I remember John when he came to Saint Meinrad. I was privileged to work with him and his classmates on their special reunions held at Saint Meinrad. Prayers for all of you!

 

Virginia (Nash) Lindsey posted on 10/2/20

I was in Joe & Mary Margaret's wedding. We got to visit them two years ago and enjoyed our time with both of them and their family.

 

Matt Catlin posted on 10/2/20

Prayers to you and your family

 

Jeannie Serra posted on 10/2/20

Dixie, Jodie, Blake and family , My deepest condolences in the loss of your husband and father. I used to work with Dixie years ago at Dr Denby and Dr Hammer’s office. May God give you strength and comfort in the days ahead.

 

Dan and Nancy Ray posted on 10/2/20

Our sincere condolences to Grace and family on the passing of John. He was such a warm and caring person. We appreciated and enjoyed his efforts with the Koinonia community. Our prayers are with each of you.

 

Sallie Humble posted on 10/1/20

LaDonna - I was sorry to hear of your mother's passing. We were chaperons and roommates on your high school band trip. She was such a pleasant and nice person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sallie & Darryl Humble & Family

 

Suzy Rechner posted on 10/1/20

Mary. I am so sad to hear of Joe’s passing. After our retirements I missed seeing both of you. I am praying for you and your beautiful family.

 

Richard hollis posted on 10/1/20

Sorry for your loss Dixie we’re praying for you and your family

 

Denny Kelly posted on 10/1/20

I first met Joe when I started working part-time at The Rail Golf Course 20+ years ago. Always a gentleman, Joe ran the Rail’s outings flawlessly for decades, often with both external and internal obstacles to overcome. When well into his 80s, he’d often arrive at The Rail at sun-up and work the outings until after the sun set. I worked with Joe often and played many rounds of golf with him over the years. Long after I stopped working there, I’d often see Joe while I was playing golf. He always had a warm greeting and a big hello. His handshake was like Joe himself, strong, sincere and purposeful. I’m hoping The Rail will provide a fitting memorial to Joe near the first tee where all who knew him will be reminded of him every time they visit The Rail. I for one would tip my hat to a great friend every time I passed by. God speed, buddy.

 

Vickie Williams posted on 10/1/20

To John’s family- I am sad to hear of John’s passing. I worked with him for many years at the State Vital Records office when he conducted his business for SSA. He was a kind and friendly person that will be missed.

 

Vickie Williams posted on 10/1/20

To Mick and the entire Wanless family- I am so sorry for the loss of Jean. She was a very nice lady. Prayers to all of you.

 

Jerry Lopian posted on 10/1/20

LaDonna, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

 

Serita Lott (& family) posted on 10/1/20

LaDonna- Sending our prayers to you and the family, and may GOD’s comfort surround you during this current time and to get you through the future times.

 

Rachel (Courtwright) Crain posted on 10/1/20

Our family sends our love and prayers to the Mary and family. Joe was such a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face and I will always remember that. I remember always loving visiting with him and couldn’t wait for him and Mary to come outside to talk to them. I missed them when Grandma Joan and Grandpa Don Workman moved, but it was like no time had passed when seeing them. Thinking of each of you!

 

Kayla O’Brien posted on 9/30/20

Roedy was one of the sweetest people I ever knew. Every Christmas, we wore our Christmas sweaters. I was so lucky to have her as a sister. I’ll miss her. You have all my love.

 

 

Judith L Anderson posted on 9/30/20

I was so sorry to hear of Lynn's death. What a loss for so many, but what a gain for heaven. He was as nice as he was talented. Our sympathies from many at Central Baptist Church.

 

Bobbie Hale posted on 9/30/20

To the family of Emma Lewis, you have my condolences. May God bless and keep you in this time of sorry,

 

Bronwyn Leach posted on 9/30/20

Mrs. Alvies, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember you both so fondly from Wedgewood Terrace. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Bronwyn (Vernau) Leach posted on 9/30/20

Mrs Alvies, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember you both from Wedgewood Terrace with fond memories. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Bronwyn (Vernau) Leach posted on 9/30/20

Mrs. Alvies, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember you and Mr Alvies when you lived at Wedgewood Terrace. You were both always so nice and friendly and I enjoyed visiting with you both.

 

Susan Eby posted on 9/30/20

I'm so sorry to see this. Deepest sympathy to all her family and friends. She was a gracious woman.

 

Rita Altman posted on 9/30/20

Sending my sincere sympathy to each of you as you honor your husband, dad and grandpa. What a wonderful family you have to cherish so many special memories. Love and Peace.

 

Fred and Phyllis Herschelman posted on 9/30/20

Grace and familt: Phyllis and I send are deep felt love an condolence's to all of you over the loss of John. We had many years of joy working with Him at Social Securty. He was always such a pleasent person to be with. He was so proud of all of you Kids. He is free of his pain now. May God comfort you in your loss. Being well into our 80's with our plenty of general health issues' we stay pertty much at home and will not be joining for the service but our prayers are with you.

 

Barrie West posted on 9/30/20

Our prayers and condolences to the family of our dear sister and friend Emma Lewis. What a beautiful and kind soul that has left a void in the life of the Springfield, IL community, words cannot express how much she will be missed. May the Lord God keep his loving arms of comfort wrapped around her daughter and grandson in the days to come. Pastor Barrie and Pam West

 

Nita Bell posted on 9/30/20

My sympathy, Dixie. These lasting, love-filled years those in our generation have lived together with someone we loved, married and with whom we had children to raise and love, have brought some trying days at their close. May you be blessed with comfort, strength and guidance! May your happy memories stay alive! Love to you and yours.

 

John Fleischacker posted on 9/30/20

Paul, my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May your father rest in peace.

 

Mark Montalbano posted on 9/30/20

So sorry for the loss of your father.

 

Charlie and Kathy Hayes posted on 9/30/20

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Katy and your family for your loss!

 

 

Karen Kern posted on 9/30/20

When I first met Leo, he asked me if I knew what I was in for marrying a Kern, I KNEW right away that this was a man I would like His dry sense of humor, mischievous grin and warm heart will be greatly missed! RIP

 

Barbara Lewis posted on 9/30/20

Dixie I am so sorry to hear of Leo's passing. He was such a happy person. I will not be able to come as I have a test at hospital on Friday. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your children.

 

Jeni & Brett Long posted on 9/30/20

So sorry for your loss. May your memories give you strength during this time of sorrow. She's in a better place and no longer suffering.

 

David Lewis posted on 9/29/20

Emma was my beloved father (wife) and stepmother to myself and brother Cornell

 

David Lewis posted on 9/29/20

My deepest condolences to the family will keep you in my prayers

 

Tom Cavanagh posted on 9/29/20

Paul & Kelli and the extended family: We are so sorry for your loss. Please hang in there and accept our sincere condolences. Best Wishes to all. Tom Cavanagh & Diann Reed, Springfield

 

Kevin O'Dea posted on 9/29/20

All of us at Neuhoff Media Springfield extend our sympathy to the entire Pachlhofer family. May Joe rest in peace.....

 

Iola Jackson posted on 9/29/20

LaDonna, thoughts and prayers for you and Amen during this difficult time. Everything is gonna be alright. Your mother was a beautiful person and was loved by all that knew her. Enjoy the fun memories your mother left with you and Amen. Forever in our prayers. The Jacksons!

 

Belinda Ware posted on 9/29/20

Ms. LaDonna I extend my prayers towards you and your son. You mom was such a ray of sunshine; her laugh and her smile could always brighten up the darkest room. I will miss her, especially during Sister's United and WoodRiver.....she was the best

 

Chasidee and Javier Barocio Family posted on 9/29/20

To Ladonna and Family, May God keep you and hold you in the palm of His Hand in this of grief: Please know that with Him you will get through.

 

Mary Coleman posted on 9/29/20

LaDonna, Your mother had a heart of gold. I will miss seeing her. Look to the heels from whence cometh your help and know that all your help comes from the Lord. Hold on to God's unchanging hand. God bless you and your family.

 

Gene & Shirley Small, Owasso OK posted on 9/29/20

God Bless you during your time of sorrow. So sorry for your loss.

 

Janet Slingsby posted on 9/29/20

Emmett and I were very sorry to read about John’s passing in the paper today. He was such a very nice man and I’m sure he was so proud of his wonderful family. On behalf of the entire Slingsby family, I send condolences.

 

Mary and Russ Hruby posted on 9/29/20

Our sincere condolences to the entire Wanless family. Jean was a wonderful, fun person. We have many fond memories of her at the bowling alley.

 

Susan Full posted on 9/29/20

To Bob and family--Please accept my condolences on the loss of a good and kind man. It was a pleasure to know him and to work with him.

 

Suzanne Rechner posted on 9/29/20

Grace and family-- We are so very sorry for your loss. John was one of the finest people we have ever known. So many wonderful memories of him and the whole family at Ursuline. Praying for you all-- Jim, Suzy, Kerry, Julia, and Leah Rechner

 

Gwen Harrison posted on 9/29/20

Dear LaDonna and family: I love your Momma! She was my other "Mom"! Spiritual and prayer warrior - what an example of serving our Father she has been to me and others. My heart is so heavy. Father grant peace, healing and tranquility. Amen

 

Carol & Jim Dobbels posted on 9/29/20

Prayers and comfort to the Wanless family during this difficult time.

 

Michele & Gary Wilson posted on 9/29/20

May God bless you all during this time, our prayers are with you.

 

Cyril Will posted on 9/29/20

That picture you see is one of our class at St. Meinrad. John is right there in the front row. Will surely miss him. He is the one that kept us informed and kept us together through emails. As many classmates said, he was the glue that kept us together. May he rest in peace.

 

Dawn& Gary Carrasquillo posted on 9/29/20

Dear Mark & family I’m so sorry for your loss sending prayers and hugs to you and your family

 

Cessley Cole-Brunk posted on 9/29/20

I the birthday lunch we had at Chili's it was awesome the way you loved that Patron Margarita will never forget time spent with you and Marlo. You will be missed. Rest in GOD'S HANDS ETERNALLY.

 

Linda Waddell posted on 9/29/20

A beautiful soul has entered Heaven! I always enjoyed spending time with Roy and Jean. My thoughts and prayers are with all the Family. RIP my friend!

 

 

Adolphus & Arlene (Elbert) Alexander posted on 9/29/20

For we know that if the tent which is our earthly home is destroyed, we have from God a building, a house not made with hands, Eternal in the Heavens. II Corinthians 5:1, We are praying for the family that God will give you Comfort and Peace during this difficult season.

 

 

Kurt Dillman Family posted on 9/29/20

For an inspirational Uncle

 

 

Mary Ann Yuhas Ohler posted on 9/28/20

I was raised in Southern View and the IGA was a big part of our life. After school at Little Flower and just going shopping with Mom. I visited with Fran at the Southern View get together a few years back. My sincere condolences to the family at her passing.

 

Dan Ferrari, president of the class of 1963 posted on 9/28/20

To the family of Judy Rhymes Sporrer. On behalf of the Kincaid High School class of 1963, I offer our deep sympathy for your loss. As classmates we remember her quiet and shy manner back then. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Deona Kuntzman posted on 9/28/20

Cindy and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray that memories of your mom will give you joy and knowing she is at peace will comfort you. God Bless

 

Joe Amos posted on 9/27/20

I'm sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless you!-- Buddy.

 

Jo Ann and Steve Peel posted on 9/27/20

We are so sorry for your loss. Judy was always so nice and friendly to our family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Shawn Bangert posted on 9/26/20

Loved your guy's house on Oak growing up. Judy was the most awesome cook and loved sitting around your Table for Dinner. Fun times always. Flag football in the street going to Watt Bros. Love u guys ❤

 

Zach Baliva posted on 9/26/20

Diane, Jeff, Brad, & Ryan - I was so sorry to read of Lynn's passing. I have many fond memories of time at your house and of seeing Lynn at different theater events. I was happy to run into him several times at Memorial in recent years. Love and peace to your family in this difficult time. We're praying for you.

 

Donna Sue (Georgeff) Throgmorton posted on 9/26/20

To Uncle Bud, Cousins Randy and Patrick..... I am so sorry to hear that Aunt Roe Nan has passed, I have many fond memories of visits to your home over the years, and how your house always seemed to be full of love and laughter. I was always in awe, of just how in love Uncle Bud and Aunt Roe Nan were. I pray that you will have peace throughout this difficult journey ahead.

 

Susan Skinner posted on 9/26/20

I worked at Illinois Bell with Ronan, she was always a sweet person.

 

 

Benjamin Grafton posted on 9/26/20

May all of us who mourn find peace while knowing you are now home and at peace.

 

David & Nanette Sorrell posted on 9/26/20

Janet and family, We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, peace and blessings.

 

Carol (Patsy Wallace) Greenwood posted on 9/26/20

Bud, Faye, Cartha, Kayla, I am sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of RoeNan from our days in the old neighborhood -- paper dolls, bike riding (especially Faye's new bike), jacks, trekking to school, playing in the park - great times. Roe Nan had a sweet, loving personality; she was a wonderful friend.

 

Donna B HUGHes posted on 9/26/20

So sorry to hear about Eleanor's passing. I remember her as being a very kind thoughtful person who always looked for the best in others. I know she was much loved and will be truly missed.

 

MaryAnn Laurenzana posted on 9/26/20

Janet, I was so sad to read about Russell (Wussell, as I called him), in the paper. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Russell always had a smile on his face and always stopped and talked to our group when we were out golfing. He would shut the mower off (because he was polite) and we would have a few words of "BS", and move on. I will miss seeing him and his friendly face at The Rail.

 

Rebekah kennah posted on 9/26/20

You will always be an amazing memory from my childhood thank u for loving my momma and me! Untill we meet again ill love u forever! RIH ❤️

 

 

Emily sporrer posted on 9/26/20

- grandma Judy it’s Emily I love you so much and will miss seeing u everyday I will miss always wearing your shoes around the house I miss the baby’s loveing u Grandma Judy I’m so lost I love u

 

Marcia A Miller posted on 9/25/20

I knew "Frannie" from Sacred Heart Academy and later I would see he at Little Flower Church. She always had a big smile and was kind to everyone. She has joined my daughter taking care of toddlers and the unborn. Fly high Frannie with the angels.

 

Jeanne Harvill posted on 9/25/20

May he Rest In Peace! Prayers of comfort for your family!

 

Steve Simmons posted on 9/25/20

I am so sorry for your loss. He always had the biggest smile on his face whenever I saw him. Such a handsome kid. God bless him and all your family as well.

 

Jeanette Eller posted on 9/25/20

Love you so much Grandma Grafton... You & Grandpa welcomed me & my family into your hearts & I’ll never be able to express how much we love being part of Bart’s family. Love you Grandma Roedy

 

Nancy Stanton posted on 9/25/20

I am sorry to hear of Fran's passing. I always looked forward to her coming to get her taxes done as she was always so cheerful. I miss seeing her each year.

 

Scott & Roberta Thomas posted on 9/25/20

Bud and family, so sorry for your loss. Roe was a great woman and will be missed by many.

 

 

Judy Barnosky posted on 9/25/20

Love and Prayers for the Jansen Family.....Cornerstone of Southern View Village.....The Barnosky Family

 

Thomas M. “Tom” Hafel & Mrs . posted on 9/25/20

I have fond memories of Fran, Jimmy, their Mother, my Mother (Mrs. C.P. Hafel, also know as Mrs. Ruth John Hafel, and myself Thomas M, “Tom” Hafel (DOB 12-08-1948 ) taking car trips to Notre Dame,IN when my brother William R. “Bill”Hafel (1943-1978) UND Class of 1965 BSEE and Joe Jansen we’re at the University of Notre Dame at the same time. The Hafel and Jansen families were good friends. I was and underclassman at Griffin High School when Jimmy ‘“Jet” Jansen was a senior. My younger brother Paul E. Hafel CPA (DOB 1954) lives in SPFLD, my other brother Robert J. “Bob” Hafel (DOB 1946) UND class of 1969 BS Architecture . My prayer and thoughts are with the Jansen and Justison families at this time of their great loss. Fran was always a beacon of sunshine.

 

 

Judy Barnosky (Feitshans Flyer) posted on 9/24/20

If course Russ was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend....and the most handsome fireman that ever lived...he had no choice....it was who he was and meant to be and more.....my heart is very sad that such a great guy has left us, but so happy I knew him. Love and prayers for the family he Loved with his whole heart.

 

Dee Watkins posted on 9/24/20

Janet my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Russ was a great man. May he RIP.

 

Danielle Davidson (Taylor) posted on 9/24/20

So sorry to hear of Fran's passing! She was my high school tutor my freshman year! She was a wonderful lady!

 

Steve Goodrich posted on 9/24/20

Diane, I am so very sorry to hear this news. You and your entire family are in my prayers

 

Robin Richey posted on 9/24/20

Fran was a friend many years ago and I'm sorry that I didn't stay in touch. She was just the nicest person and I will remember her wonderful smile. My sympathy to her family.

 

Penny Cooper posted on 9/24/20

Janet, My prayers are with you in all your family. All the Cooper’s loved Russ. He could light up a room quicker than anyone I know with his beautiful smile and personality. I can still see you guys sitting at the bar at the Old Luxemburg.

 

Susan Henke posted on 9/24/20

Jim I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Tony just told me yesterday I had no idea. Thinking of you and your Mom.

 

Beverly Jean Matthews PsyD posted on 9/24/20

I met and volunteered with Fran at the Montgomery County Extension office. Later, we worked together. Fran was an excellent leader, mentor and educator. She was kind and will leave a lasting legacy in all that she taught throughout the years. Our condolences to her family.

 

 

Doris & Clem Huber posted on 9/24/20

She was the most selfless, caring person I have ever met, with such a beautiful smile. I met and worked with Fran, through Montgomery County Extension and 4-H Programs. She will be truly missed, but never forgotten. What a wonderful person to have known.

 

Mary Jo & George Paoni posted on 9/24/20

We are so sorry for your family's loss. Our prayers are with your family.

 

Lenna DeGroot posted on 9/24/20

Janet you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart aches for all of you. Russ always made me laugh. He was an amazing person and was a great soccer coach. Sending hugs to all of you.

 

Bob Dykman posted on 9/24/20

George was a good friend and a great chaplain. He will be missed. I am sorry for your loss.

 

June (Minor) Simmons & Jacque (Minor) Boehm posted on 9/24/20

Please accept Jacque's & my sincerest condolences in the passing of Betty. Our families have lost touch in the past several years, but memories recall Betty as a very pleasant and attractive young lady with a warm personality. Praying God's comfort for her family in this time of sorrow.

 

 

Pam Madej posted on 9/24/20

A bright and beautiful soul. We can not know why you had to go, but will hold you in our hearts Until we are together again. You are so loved.

 

 

Connie Morales posted on 9/24/20

With a sad heart, I say goodbye to a dear friend who I will miss greatly and deeply honored to have known.

 

 

Justin Rolando posted on 9/24/20

I met Fran when she was working in her yard trying to pick up 40lb bags of soil. Stop and offered help, got to talking and discovered she went to school with my mom(Toni Schmitz Rolando). From there we got to know each other and I continued to do little chores and chat both by phone and in person. I will miss our her friendly smile dearly.

 

Sandra (Carter) Wright posted on 9/24/20

Nadine was a beautiful lady and a wonderful person. So sorry for your loss.

 

Linda Meyers posted on 9/23/20

I knew Fran from working at the Montgomery County Farm Bureau in Hillsboro and she worked at the Extension Office there (this was probably back in the 1970's!) I remember those days very well. Fran was one of the nicest people I ever had the pleasure of knowing during my working days. The last time I saw Fran was about 15 years ago in Hillsboro and yes, it was just like seeing an old friend after all those years. May she rest in peace.

 

Marlys and Walt Black posted on 9/23/20

I was taken aback to learn of Rose's passing. As a newbie to Springfield in the early 1970s, I worked with her at Horace Mann Insurance Company. We formed a bond as she reminded me of my oldest sister who is 16 years older than me and had eight children. I could relate to her family tales. When we were looking for a house to rent, Rose mentioned that there was a small bungalow for rent just a couple doors down from her on North 22nd Street. We ended up moving there and enjoyed the whole family as neighbors. Tim was interested in Walt's bee hives and the two of them got him set up to have a hive in their back yard. Rose, Matt and Martin would come to our house for coffee and a chat and it was like having family. Our contact through the years has been spotty, but we have exchanged Christmas cards for years and have kept up with each other's lives, which why I was a little alarmed when I didn't receive a Christmas card from her last year. I will miss her and her laughter, but my all-time favorite Rose recipe, Texas cake, will always remind me of her tremendous spirit. Our sympathies to the entire family.

 

Joe, Becky, and Nathan Simko posted on 9/23/20

Our sincere condolences to Trystin's family and friends. We pray you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

 

Shari Beahringer posted on 9/23/20

I worked with Ms. Fran at Building Blocks for 8 years. She always had a smile and asked how my day was going, she never complained about anything that she was going through. Ms. Fran will always be remembered by me for her smile and kind words. Rest well Ms. Fran and now you can watch over all of those toddlers from Heaven and be their Guardian Angel. To Ms. Fran's family I hope you find peace, understanding and comfort knowing that she was loved so much

 

 

Thomas and Judy Beyers posted on 9/23/20

In loving memory of our friendship. Let your light shine brightly in Heaven our friend.

 

Thomas and Judy Beyers posted on 9/23/20

We have know Franny for many years. Celebrated many birthdays together. Both our Tom's were college friends. We will miss her smile, laugh and positive attitude. May you rest in peace Dear friend. Love you dearly Franny.

 

Shirley McConnaughay posted on 9/23/20

It was a privilege to know Lynn through both theater and Church. I will miss his friendship, his loyalty and his humor. My love and prayers go to his family and friends.

 

[email protected] posted on 9/23/20

Shirley McConnaughay

 

Helena Rundall posted on 9/22/20

I worked with Miss Fran at Building Blocks South. Her smile lit up whatever room she walked into. No matter what type of day it was she always had a smile on her face and it just made you feel better. You always had a positive outlook on things.. I am so grateful to have worked with you and to call you my friend. Rest easy my friend. You will be truly missed by many.

 

Carol A Hamm posted on 9/22/20

I worked with Fran at Building Blocks we both had Toddlers .Fran was an excellent teacher and such a loving friend to all who knew her.We had fun and truly loved the children that we took care of. I am saddened by your passing and wish you were still here my friend.Fly high with the Angels Fran as you were truly one of the Best here on this Earth.I love you and I will never forget you my dear friend. love Carol Hamm

 

 

Jonette & Julie Dawson posted on 9/22/20

Fran was our sons teacher at building blocks. We had a great relationship with her that extended past him being in her class. She was one of the most caring, loving and happy person we had ever met. Just spoke with her recently. She will be missed so much. Thoughts and prayers to all her family.

 

 

Tracy Parkhurst posted on 9/22/20

Fly high angel fly high

 

Katrina Ward posted on 9/22/20

You will always be in my heart ♥️. Love you Trystin

 

Katrina Ward posted on 9/22/20

I Love Trystin, he had a Happy and Loving soul. May He be at Peace. You will always be in my heart Baby Boy. Your Cousin

 

Pam Weisenborn, RN posted on 9/22/20

George would arrive always with a smile on his face in the Preoperative Area at Memorial Medical Center to see patients before their scheduled surgery time. He had the ability to comfort the patient, family and the nurses! He was just a joy! I feel blessed to of known him through his love for Jesus Christ. I am very sorry for your loss.

 

Pam Weisenborn posted on 9/22/20

I am very sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength to endure this very difficult time.

 

Mary Ann & Dennis Ohler posted on 9/21/20

Martha, our memory of Mike is as a neighbor. We live at 3213 across the street from you. Right after we moved in 2011, you hosted a neighbor watch party where we met the both of you and our other neighbors. It was a good meeting and helped us as new neighbors. Thank you for being good neighbors.

 

Harold & Carolyn Turner posted on 9/21/20

So sorry to hear of your loss. Really enjoyed his guitar music at Emmaus. Praying for the entire family.

 

Heather Southwell posted on 9/21/20

We're so saddened by the passing of Emersyn, but know she was so loved. Peace and love to you all.

 

 

Jkwellen posted on 9/21/20

You will be very much missed sis

 

Rose Connolly posted on 9/21/20

Charlie and family, my sincere condolences on the loss of Pam. May she rest in Peace.

 

Ellen Dixon posted on 9/21/20

George was a dear faithful friend and his memory is cherished

 

John Busciacco posted on 9/20/20

First met Mike when joining Rotary, remember him as happy, smiling and great person to talk to. Thanks Mike for your help while in Rotary. RIP and condolences to his family.

 

Duane posted on 9/20/20

Mr. Schwarberg made sure I made it to school for many years by giving me a ride. I also had many fun summers in the pool with his family.

 

Selina Reynolds posted on 9/20/20

Im glad we met and bonded. I will forever miss u . Love you. Fly high beautiful. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time

 

 

Sheila and John disalvo posted on 9/19/20

We love you Pam we miss you rip

 

 

Sheila and John disalvo posted on 9/19/20

We love you Pam we miss you so much rip

 

Michael Fleischli posted on 9/18/20

I am so sorry. God Bless you.

 

 

Charles & Polly Foster posted on 9/18/20

RIP

 

Sue Davies-Yoggerst posted on 9/18/20

Martha and family. My heart goes out to you at the loss of your dear Michael. My sincere condolences.

 

Joyce Ridings posted on 9/18/20

Martha, I’m so sad to hear that Michael has passed!

 

 

Alberta Woolfolk posted on 9/18/20

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers and heartfelt healing be with you all.

 

Susan Boor posted on 9/18/20

Summer and T, we are so sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of watching our girls play softball together, so many years ago! We remember Ronnie as a calm, strong mom with a wonderful sense of humor. May your many happy memories bring you comfort during these difficult days.

 

Beth and Rick Kiel posted on 9/18/20

You all are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.

 

Tim O'Brien posted on 9/18/20

I went to school with Matt K-12. So many memories of coming in and out of their house and Rose always so nice to us all and was probably always aware of the mischief we thought we were getting away with. I remember her being at the school and church quite a bit. Reading her bio- I love that she got her degree in 1990, the same year we graduated high school. She kept growing as a person. To all the Moore’s, Peace and Love and comfort. She was a very impactful person here on earth!

 

Linda Yusko posted on 9/18/20

Heaven has gained a new guardian angel. You were so loved. You earned your wings so soar high

 

Linda Yusko posted on 9/18/20

Heaven has gained a new guardian angel. You were so loved even though your time here was short.

 

Lynda Langheim posted on 9/18/20

Ronnie and Terri helped me in my hard times by open they home to me and pray with me in the lost of my daughter Samantha Jo. God bless and Thank you

 

 

Lynda Langheim posted on 9/18/20

Rhonda Beck

 

 

Karen Springer posted on 9/18/20

He was one special person. God Bless his family.

 

Kathy Summer posted on 9/18/20

Will miss seeing you on the couch every Sunday and Wednesday. Know you are dancing with Jesus! Prayers for your family and friends.

 

Nottinghams posted on 9/18/20

Baby Emersyn, you are so very loved....

 

Phyllis Eubanks posted on 9/17/20

Rose and I worked together at the Dept. of Conservation - now Dept. of Natural Resources - in the late '70s and early '80s. Everyone loved Rose! She was not only a dedicated employee but was also known as the office "Personal Problem Solver" and she said raising 11 children made her highly qualified to hold that title! After retirement, we kept in contact by having fun get-togethers and long telephone conversations. Although we were both born in 1932, Rose always enjoyed reminding me that she was still 7 months and 6 days younger than me! I'll miss Rose and our good times together. My condolences to Rose's family and to the countless number of others who were graced by her help and love.

 

 

Meads posted on 9/17/20

Dan, Paul and the Moore Family...Sincere condolences on your Mom’s passing. She was truely a remarkable lady! You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless with Love! Mike & Linda Meadows and Family, Spfld., IL

 

Pamela Hargan posted on 9/17/20

Rose was such a sweet and kind woman. She always spoke to myself and my daughter in Mass and when we saw her at places throughout Springfield, May she RIP

 

 

Connie opperman posted on 9/16/20

With so many memories I of my sister I had a difficult time choosing only one However, I remember in the "70's" sending her a birthday card that read, " "Happy Birthday to a good looking relative! Save this card you can send it to me on my birthday!" And she did. Together we sent it back and fourth for about a decade.

 

Fran Kovach posted on 9/16/20

Ronnie will be missed by all. I remember her generous heart. Prayers for her loved ones.

 

Terry Weldin-Frisch posted on 9/16/20

It is with great sadness that I learned of Ronnie’s passing. At the same time, I believe she is now home with the One she loved dearly, the Lord Jesus Christ. My fondest memory of her is that she always made it a point to either hug me or give me a word of encouragement after every sermon I preached. What a blessing. My thoughts & prayers go out to her family & all those she loved & cared for. May she rest now in perfect peace.

 

Tom Cavanagh posted on 9/16/20

To Tim & Donna and the entire Moore family: Although I hadn't seen Rose in many years, I will always remember her as a very gracious lady. She certainly lived an exemplary life. Please accept my sincere condolences. Best Wishes to All. Tom Cavanagh, Springfield

 

Brenda DuBois posted on 9/16/20

never got to meett Ronnie...but know that she has a beautiful daughter and her family and I wanted to send them hugs.......with heartfelt sympathy......

 

Sister Paul Mary Janssens, OP posted on 9/16/20

Rose Moore was a faithful and dedicated woman. I loved and respected her. I knew her as a Dominican Associate and she will be missed by all. May she enjoy her eternal reward.

 

 

Deb Rodden posted on 9/16/20

Thoughts and prayers for John and his family. John was a really great guy. So sorry Shareena for your loss.

 

John Fleischacker posted on 9/16/20

Steve and family. You have my sincere condolences during this difficult time. May your brother rest in peace.

 

Patty Scaife posted on 9/16/20

Ronnie was my friend and sister in Christ. She will be remembered fondly and will be greatly missed. Rejoice in Heaven Ronnie!

 

 

Hannah Deutsch posted on 9/16/20

Dear Kathy, Thank you for being one of my favorite clients. All of the little gifts you’ve given me over the years, I’ll hold so dear to my heart. I can’t believe I just serviced you for the last time a few days ago. I love you dearly. Rest in Heaven.

 

Jerry Hirstein posted on 9/16/20

To the Moore family, I had the pleasure of working with Rose at the Dept. of Conservation. She was a kind and sweet lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

 

Tammy Bartolomucci posted on 9/16/20

Dorothea was a happy and kind lady. She brought sunshine in the office with every visit. She was always wanting to help others. She will be missed.

 

 

Jacqueline and Ira Marcus posted on 9/16/20

A lifetime of memories when I think of Rose; that raucous laugh, no nonsense straight talk, and her example of religious faith and love of family. Rest in Peace, Rosie, there are a lot of people who loved you.

 

Anne Mayberry and Becky McHenry posted on 9/15/20

Such a beautiful soul... We will take comfort in our cherished memories.

 

Richard Bradley posted on 9/15/20

We all had so many good times together over the many years since we came to Springfield in 1976. I an not exactly sure what year it was that we met you and George, but it was early on. I remember for sure attending the Chatham Cow Chip throw in 1976 or '77. We all had a blast that afternoon and evening. We will miss you greatly dear friend, but take joy that you are in a better place.

 

Becky & Barb posted on 9/15/20

We are hoping smiles start replacing the void in your hearts, as you all recall memories of a life well-lived. Much love being sent to you all...

 

Pat & John posted on 9/15/20

I always loved sitting & talking to John about his time in Korea. He was a true patriot! We also shared our gardening knowledge, he was a great gardener, always outshining his neighbors. I loved hearing him chuckle when I would tell him..I ate all the candy in his house. John, your place in our hearts will remain for a long time. You will be missed! Until we meet again....GOD BLESS YOU! Pat & John

 

connie opperman posted on 9/15/20

What can I say. It is so hard to lose someone who has known you since the day you were born. I know she is in a better place but it is so difficult losing a big sister, confidant and best friend who you love so deeply. She leaves a spot in all our hearts that no one else could ever fill as a Wife, a Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Big Sister, Aunt, Great Aunt, cousin as well as a friend to many others. She will be sorely missed by all.

 

 

Sunshine Zulauf posted on 9/15/20

We love you Grandma an you are so missed! You are now with Grandpa an Robert ❤️

 

Joseph Hardy posted on 9/15/20

Although it has been several years since I have seen you I was sorry to hear about your loss. You were so nice to me when I came to Springfield. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Robynne Heinemann posted on 9/15/20

My memories of Barb: sweet, petite and so much fun to be around! Prayers for the family

 

Mary Ann Tenfelder Gaido posted on 9/15/20

I have great memories of Kathy at many Cardinal games we attended together when I was in town. She was so much fun! She had a great sense of humor and really enjoyed life. More recently, I usually got her to smile when asking about her dog. We would laugh about the dog's many costumes for various holidays and we would just enjoy our common love of our furry pets. Kathy had a way of finding joy and entertainment in the everyday experiences in life. She will be missed.

 

Bernidean Zulauf Mason posted on 9/15/20

I remember visiting with the family when we lived in Springfield . Then later when they came to the Zulauf reunions. Nadine was a beautiful lady. So sorry for your loss.

 

Jack Carrico posted on 9/14/20

Sky and I are sorry for your loss, Mark.

 

Teresa Tenfelder posted on 9/14/20

George, we are so very sorry for your loss of Kathy and for her children on the loss of their mother. Will miss the fun we had with her at dinners and ballgames and just talking on the phone. She would tease and laugh with Mark and I and always was interested in our children and had just called to share in the joy of our most recent grandchild's birth. She will be missed by those whose lives she touched. May you find comfort in faith, family and friends at this time. Love, Teresa and Mark

 

Norma jean (Hermes) Cumby posted on 9/14/20

I've known Catherine since our high school years together. In recent years, we've only kept in touch by emails. She had a strong faith to carry her through many difficult and painful times. Her reward in Heaven must be great and I'm comforted to think of her there.

 

norma jean Cumby posted on 9/14/20

Norma Jean (Hermes) Cumby

 

 

Kelly Hardy posted on 9/14/20

My heartfelt sympathies to my Cousins' and George.

 

Kit posted on 9/14/20

George, so sorry to learn of Kathy's passing. I will miss seeing her and ribbing her about her cardinal purse. Your in my thoughts and prayers

 

 

Annette (Fox) Sisti posted on 9/14/20

Spent a lot of good times with John. He always had me laughing. Took many trips on the Admiral in St. Louis with John, Cheryl Taylor and others. Lot of good times at Taylor’s cafe with John and his father Albert. Rest In Peace old friend. You won’t be forgotten.

 

John Bergstrom. Mesa, Arizona posted on 9/14/20

Sorry, so sorry Ralph for your loss. You wouldn’t know me, but you may have met my Dad or heard of him, Bob Bergstrom. He was real good friend of your Mom & Dad back in the day. I was just a kid back then , but I remember your Mom , Very nice, good woman. Always had a smile and a laugh. They were all golfing fools too, and really good too, scratch golfers. I live out in Arizona , I check the obits back home once in a while . I saw your Mom’s picture, I realized “Hey I know Thelma”. Anyway I want you to know, she brought back a bunch of memories. They all liked to have a good time, that’s for sure . Again, my condolences. Take care.

 

Theresa Fileccia posted on 9/13/20

She was an amazing wife, mom, person !! She endured so many heart breaking events in her life !! Heaven welcomed her and she is where he belongs❤️

 

Chris Walton posted on 9/12/20

Darrel and family,so so sorry our Pam has left us all! She was such a good friend to me. We laughed,cried and solved many problems. She is now another angel to watch over us. Please take care and remember all the memories in your hearts as they will last forever til you meet again. love you

 

Sue and Kent Massie posted on 9/11/20

Dear Bob and Family, Our deepest sympathy for your loss.

 

Carolyn Werner posted on 9/11/20

I was on the board of the Elizabeth Ann Seton Program with Anne. She was such a lovely person, inside and out. I truly enjoyed the few years we worked together. Much sympathy to all of her family and friends.

 

Lisa Olszewski-Henn posted on 9/10/20

Catherine was a dear friend to my grandmother, Genevieve Olszewski. My grandma cherished her friendship throughout their time in the Over 50 Club. May she rest in peace.

 

Lou Ann Mack posted on 9/9/20

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Anne. She will be missed. May she Rest In Peace.

 

Lou Ann Mack posted on 9/9/20

Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of Anne. We were introduced many years ago by our mutual friend, Patricia Coughlin. Anne had a deep faith and graciously served others in many capacities. She will be missed. May she Rest In Peace.

 

Amy Butchek Yaris posted on 9/9/20

If you are reading and/or posting, would you PLEASE post a story that you can remember of her because she always left an impression on you that you can’t forget???

 

 

Becky Adams posted on 9/9/20

So sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Had the pleasure of working with her at Lottery. Always a smile on her face! She’s ‘Huzzy’to me.❤️

 

Deloice Hidlebaugh posted on 9/9/20

My sympathy to the whole Butchek and Skeeters families. Judy was a very sweet and kind person and will be missed by all. Prayers and Hugs. Dolly

 

Norm Sherman posted on 9/9/20

Bob, my heart felt condolences. My prayers are with you and your family my friend.

 

Joseph Ciaccio posted on 9/9/20

Bob, I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.

 

Jacqueline Price Lucas, Progress Circle Leader posted on 9/9/20

The Kings Daughters Organization Progress Circle members send deepest and sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Anne. Her sudden passing leaves an immense vacancy in our hearts and souls as we remember all of the kind gestures and compassionate acts she performed for the older adults and seniors in Sangamon County and beyond through her work in KDO. May all who loved Anne find peace in the arms of Jesus the Christ.

 

Cindy Hooper posted on 9/9/20

I am going to miss Catherine terribly. I came to know her through her daughter and my best friend, Mary who I also miss very much. Mary always said her mother was the strongest woman she knew and I couldn't agree more. Both of these wonderful women have made a big difference in my life and I feel very grateful to have known them. After Mary's passing Catherine and I came to be very good friends. We enjoyed many dinners together, visits, laughs, and shared emails continually. I will miss her but it comforts me to know she is now with her sweet daughter and other loved ones. May God bless her and all her family in this sad time.

 

 

Susan and Dan Dessing posted on 9/9/20

Amy, Connie and family I’m so sorry to hear about your Mom! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

 

 

Jerry Sharp posted on 9/9/20

Judy was a great friend and neighbor to my mother Pat and our family

 

Joanne Nestler Collins posted on 9/9/20

Anne was my dear friend at Ursuline Academy. I will always remember her sweet and gentle spirit with fondness.

 

 

Maureen Davis posted on 9/8/20

I worked with Catherine all the years that she worked for Memorial Med. Center. We called her a Saint because she suffered some hard life blows in the years I’ve known her. Her faith has always carried her through the difficult times. We all loved her. I’m glad she has her reward for her time on earth and is reunited with her family.

 

Beverly Anderson posted on 9/8/20

I will miss her smiling face and funny remarks. I was blessed to know her.

 

Sheila Presbrey posted on 9/8/20

All of us at Famous Salon wish to extend our deepest sympathy to her family. We were blessed to have been a part of her life for many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. RIP Judy fly pain free with the angels

 

Maripat Cline posted on 9/8/20

I am so very sorry to hear this. We worked together for many years and I loved Pam's sense of humor and personality. Pam was always so passionate in everything she did - the BEST. Will miss you Pam. My thoughts, love and prayers to all!

 

Lenna DeGroot. posted on 9/8/20

I didn’t know Judy real well, but I know Connie who is such a sweet and kind person. So knowing Connie is knowing Judy. I’m so sorry to the Butchek family for your loss. You are all be in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Timothy Nicoud posted on 9/8/20

Truly a loss of a wonderful lady at such a young age. Thoughts and prayers for Pam and her family.

 

Tony and Sharon Sanders posted on 9/8/20

PAM and I did so many things together over the years her and Darrel were our neighbors and best friends I will miss her so much Bowling is not going to be the same without her we had so much fun she wasn’t just my best friend we were like sisters.She is now in Heaven with our Lord and Amy I will always remember you

 

Laurie Waldeck posted on 9/8/20

{{Huggles}}

 

Laurie Waldeck posted on 9/8/20

Darrel, Andy & family, I am so sorry for your loss. I too worked with Pam at Troxell & she was the best mentor & friend to me. She loved her family most of all & talked about each of you all the time. Rest in peace by friend. Heaven has gained another angel & I know she is rejoicing with Amy. {{Huggies}}

 

Mike Gillespie posted on 9/8/20

Darrel, Andy and family, It was 39yrs ago in January that I started to work with Pam, she truly helped me learn the ropes here at R W Troxell and was a great co-worker for all of us here, little feisty but very caring person. I am sure she will be missed by everyone she knew. We are all little better people because of her friendship.

 

Dan and Lorie Carroll posted on 9/8/20

Darrel-Andy, So sorry for your loss, Pam will truly be missed. She was a great co-worker and mentor to me. You are in my prayers.

 

Sharon Kelmel posted on 9/8/20

Darrel -I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Pam at Troxell for many years. she will be missed. You and your family have my deepest sympathies and prayers

 

 

Dynean Crowe posted on 9/8/20

Loved spending time at your house it was so much fun.

 

 

Dynean Crowe posted on 9/8/20

You made time at your house fun. I loved spending time with you

 

Jessica Wallace posted on 9/8/20

She would always sing to me..."I love you, a bushel and a peck, a bushel and a peckand a big around the neck". Her love was unconditional and she was always generous with prayers and encouragement. I love you aunt Judy.

 

Kristen Messersmith posted on 9/7/20

Catherine was the first neighbor we met when we bought our home next door seven years ago. I knew right away she had a wealth of knowledge about our neighborhood and maintaining a beautiful yard and flower garden. She became like family over the years and as our family grew she remembered each of our children's birthdays and specific interests. As a stay at home mom, I spent a lot of time outside with my children and when she was healthy we'd walk our yards together and look at how our plants and flowers were doing. When it was time to put in new landscaping she split her hostas and daylilies so we'd have some to use. We get so many compliments on them and their size and I know its because the plants under her care were always the best. In the past year I've so enjoyed sitting out on her patio and talking when she was able to sit outside. She loved living here and watching New Salem Church Road continue to be a place where families are raised, as she did hers. I'll miss her wisdom for the hard things in life and sweet smile. She trusted the Lord and we talked about how that made everything ok when loved ones had gone before us. We are forever changed for the better because she was our neighbor.

 

Kate Baker posted on 9/7/20

Tyler & Lance & families. We will be out of state at time of the funeral but want you to know that your Grandma and your mom were of the strongest women I have ever known. Loved them very much. Praying for all of you. Love Kate

 

David and Rachel Ferguson posted on 9/7/20

Pam was and will always be an amazingly adventurous woman. She'll be watching over her family for sure.

 

Les & Barbara (Sudduth) Packard posted on 9/7/20

What a strong, amazing gal! So glad for the time we had with her - we will always hold the memories of her close to our hearts.

 

Donna Busse Kalinski posted on 9/7/20

Tami was my cousin. Her Dad and my Dad were brothers. We used to play a lot when we were little. I remember the time we lost track of time one day playing by my Uncle Buds pond and we got chased by the bull that lived in the field. We barely made it over the gate. I am 2 years younger than Tami,and it saddens me to hear she has passed, and I want to send my condolences to all of her family. She was fun to hang with as a kid.

 

Maria Sudduth posted on 9/7/20

Dear Darrel, Andy, and Family: We loved and love Pam so very much! She was such a loving, intelligent and amazing woman! We were grateful for our time with Pam and all of you. May you all be held in light and love as you struggle with your grief. We love you, Maria and Steve Sudduth

 

Cathy shafer posted on 9/7/20

So very sorry for your loss

 

 

Sandra & Ron Weeks posted on 9/6/20

RIP Pam❤️ I love you and will miss you always. I will see you again some day.

 

Jim Fisher posted on 9/6/20

Very sorry for your loss Pam was a great lady

 

Gail Rose posted on 9/6/20

Only dear remembrances to such a kind woman.

 

Rich Ferguson posted on 9/5/20

Dan, You have our deepest condolences for the passing of your beloved Diana. We know your love for Diana and your faith will lift you up and give you strength. Jennifer and Rich

 

 

Tami Fromme posted on 9/4/20

Grandpa Fat Cat will take care of you!

 

Rita Ratliff and Debbie Craig posted on 9/4/20

RIP Sharon

 

 

Amanda Williams & family posted on 9/4/20

Fly high handsome

 

 

Aubrie posted on 9/4/20

I am so sorry for your loss. Wesley was such a special little boy. I enjoyed taking care of him, his smile always made my night better. Thinking of Wesley and the rest of the family extra today.

 

 

Deb Swisher Bailey posted on 9/4/20

So very sorry for the loss of your sweet baby boy Wesley...Sending my Thought's, Prayer's and Love to you all. God Bless you all!

 

Barbara (bj) Wilbern posted on 9/4/20

TO STEVE, REBECCA AND TAMMY So sorry about Sharon . She was a great person. We had some fun times working in the pharmacy together . She is now in a better place taking care of the cats and eating her mm's and peanut butter cups

 

 

Lisa martinez posted on 9/4/20

In Loveing Memory of Wesley...Rest in the arms of Jesus walk the streets of Gold with Jesus...praying for family

 

 

Wendy Johnston posted on 9/3/20

There is something special about a sister and mine was the best. I could share every thought and feeling with her; always knowing she would understand. Love you Sis!

 

The Denoyer Family posted on 9/3/20

We are so sorry for your loss.

 

Sue Colinius posted on 9/3/20

So sorry for your loss. John was funny and pleasant to work for. Prayers to Jim & Joan and all family members. He will be missed!

 

Hannah Pickett posted on 9/3/20

Karley all of my love to you, Frank, and sweet baby boy. I will think of him often. The stars take care of him now, i am so grateful that he got to have a parents in you and Frank. What wonderful people to have as mom and dad on such a short stay here. Much love, always.

 

 

Patty Meyer posted on 9/3/20

Condolences for your family. God Bless!

 

Catherine &Wayne Rovey posted on 9/3/20

Nancy and family, so sorry to hear of Keiths death. Glad you were able to be with him. Hope the happy memories you formed with Keith will comfort you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

James Evans posted on 9/2/20

I am so sorry for your loss. "Your cause of sorrow must not be measured by his worth, for then it hath no end." - Shakespeare

 

Pat Titone posted on 9/2/20

Jan,I am so sad for you. Losing your Dad leaves a big hole in your heart. May memories of his hugs and love comfort you. You and your family are in my prayers.

 

Marilyn Spencer posted on 9/2/20

Karley and Frank, So sorry for your loss of Wesley. You were both such wonderful parents and we were blessed with the time you shared him with us. May you continue to go on with the sweet memories he left us with. Hugs, The Nelson Family

 

Karen Boozell posted on 9/1/20

Keith will always be remembered as a wonderful brother-in-law and uncle to our family. He brought out the best in everyone he talked to, and enjoyed spending time with his immediate and extended family. Keith was genuine and so easy to talk to. This sudden loss is profoundly sad but our memories of spending time with Keith will not be forgotten.

 

Michrlle Platt posted on 9/1/20

I remember how happy the two of them were when they purchased their Tradewinds beach confo not very long ago! My heart goes out to Nancy & the family.

 

Samantha Hudgins posted on 9/1/20

Sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you during this difficult time.

 

 

Mary Ann Estes posted on 9/1/20

Sleep in Heavenly Peace sweetheart. Your long battle is over now and you can run and play with all the other angels. Praying for your mommy, daddy, & family that they will find comfort in knowing you are now running through the grass with the wind blowing in your hair giggling and free from pain. God Bless them.

 

Richard and Donna Chambers posted on 9/1/20

We didn't know really know Keith, but knew his Dad and Mom. In 1967 his Dad married us at the church in Crainville, IL. Keith and Janet were young at that time. Audi drove from Ashland to Crainville and left right after the ceremony without signing our marriage license. Janet signed for him. Very kind family! Sorry for your loss.

 

Dreena M.Cash posted on 9/1/20

So sorry to hear this news

 

 

Della Burkhart posted on 9/1/20

Thank you for sharing your precious little Angel with us. I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be remembered in my prayers. Know Jesus is with you and as the Poem••••Footprints in the Sand says Jesus was walking with one on the Beach; When He looked back; some of the times there were two sets of Footprints and others only one set of FootPrints . The individual wanted to know why only one set of FootPrints . Jesus told him, when there was only one Set of Footprints , were the times He was having more pain and sorrows, and Jesus said, “Son, those were the times, I carried you.” There have been times, I have not know how I got to where I was going. Those were the times; I felt Jesus had actually guided my hands while I was driving (I have actually ask Jesus to be my Pilot when I have needed to go somewhere as I just didn’t know how I was going to get from point A to Point B. I am asking Jesus to be with you and your family at all times.

 

Jerica posted on 9/1/20

I'm so sorry for your loss. As a mother who has lost a child too from different circumstances I send you and your family love and prayers of strength in this difficult time of heartache. Fly high little Wesley.

 

Mike & Christy Hance posted on 9/1/20

We are so very sorry. You are in our hearts and prayers.

 

 

Lisa Jill Ulrich Thompson posted on 9/1/20

Sorry for your precious angel 's loss! May you find comfort and strength!

 

 

Linda Helfers posted on 9/1/20

So sorry for the loss of your beautiful angel. My prayers continue with you during this difficult time.

 

Stephanie posted on 9/1/20

Rest easy little man fly high you are missed dearly bud my prayers are with you and your family in this time my condolences

 

The Smedley's posted on 9/1/20

Sending our thoughts, and prayers. Fly high Wesley. This little of mine I'm going to let it shine, let it shine, let it shine. ♡

 

Kim Hinchcliffe posted on 9/1/20

Sending love, prayers and huge hugs from Australia across the ocean. RIP beautiful little man xxx

 

Kyle Dugas posted on 9/1/20

Rest with God Wesley. You are loved beyond measure and will be missed.

 

 

SonyaMerritt posted on 8/31/20

So sorry for your loss.

 

Amanda posted on 8/31/20

I am so sorry for your loss!! Wesley was a sweet baby who gained his wings too soon! Thank you for allowing so many people follow his story! My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with your family!! Rest In Peace Heart Warrior Wesley!!!

 

Carmon Reynolds posted on 8/31/20

I have followed sweet Wesley’s story since around March when I seen a post shared by one of my friends. Since then I have prayed everyday for him. My son is 8 months so it hit close to home. I know I never met Wesley, but I have shed many tears for him and his family. Although I wish Wesley could be here with his parents, he is now at peace with our Lord. I continue to pray for his parents comfort and adjustment to this life without their sweet baby boy. My heart truly goes out to everyone mourning him. Much love.

 

Erica Gramillo posted on 8/31/20

Fly high sweet boy. Although I never met you, I followed your journey very closely and am heartbroken for your family. You are loved by so many!

 

 

Daniels Family from Florida posted on 8/31/20

We are thinking of your family at this time.. followed your story online and prayed for you all every day...

 

 

Joy Tribbett posted on 8/31/20

Wesley touch so many people on Facebook with his precious smile. And he was loved by so many folks on and off Facebook. To his parents thank you for letting all of us be part of Wesley life. Our prayers are with you all

 

 

Margaret Sandberg posted on 8/31/20

My dear little Wesley. I'm glad your suffering is over but I'm going to miss seeing your updates. There is light at the end of the tunnel and you found it the moment God took you home. Although it was brief....you completed your mission on Earth. You won the hearts of many and left quite an impact. RIP sweet Wesley, you will be missed. I love you.❤ Prayers for mommy, daddy and the rest of Wesleys family. You really amaze me. Wesley was fortunate to have loving parents as you. Thank you so much for sharing Wesleys journey with us. You've earned your wings....fly high baby boy.

 

Theresa Zappa posted on 8/31/20

Monie, I am so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

 

Shannon and Bill Brower posted on 8/31/20

Nancy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Although we didn’t know. Keith well, he was always so nice to be with.

 

Kathy Hughes posted on 8/30/20

Always thought fondly about Phil and how gentlemanly he was. He clearly loved Monie and I wish peace for them both. Love you Monie.

 

Dooley Womack posted on 8/30/20

My condolences to Keith's family on the loss of a great guy. Our loss here on earth, while Heaven has attained a great soul. "Until that time Eustice, until that time"

 

Otto Fafoglia posted on 8/30/20

So sorry to hear about Beverly’s passing. She and her family were great supporters of Jefferson school and was a pleasure to have Butler children at Jefferson. Condolences to the family. Know she will be sadly missed.

 

Eleanor J. Sakris posted on 8/30/20

My sincere sympathy!

 

Barb posted on 8/30/20

Keith and family, We are so sorry to hear of Beverly's passing. The two of you were great neighbors to our parents Tom and Anne. God Bless all of you at this sad time. The Bishop kids

 

KENT BAHR posted on 8/30/20

Mr. Butler, I am so sorry to read of the loss of your wife. You probably won't remember me but I worked with you in the Planning/Budgeting Dept way back in the late 60s after I came home from the army. You were a mentor to me at the very start of my business career and I have had fond memories of you ever since. Please know I am truly saddened for your loss. My wife and I are on year 49 so I know the closeness you have shared with your's. Please take comfort from your children, friends, and Jehovah God...the God of all comfort. kent

 

Harriett Bartell posted on 8/30/20

To Keith, Mark and family members: Sincere sympathy to you at this difficult time. Beverly was a lovely lady who make everyone feel special.

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 8/30/20

Keith & family. I, we, are so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May God be with you all during this difficult time.

 

Ricky Packingham posted on 8/30/20

My condolences to the Butler family Beverly was like a second mother to us kids on Keith’s baseball team he coached I can still hear her cheering us on from the stands. RIP

 

 

Rebecca Jackson posted on 8/29/20

RIP Johnny , love Beck

 

Rebecca Jackson posted on 8/29/20

JR Jason I was very sad to hear of your Dads passing. We had alot of fun in the day he was a hell of a guy. My sincerest sympathies.

 

Jim and Irma Speeks posted on 8/29/20

Sincere sympathy to your family in John's passing. We remember the years of working together at Werner Motor Company. A memorial has been sent in John's memory.

 

Linda Cirone posted on 8/28/20

I cared for Mary for a short time while she was at Molly’s house. She was a very kind woman. I’m very saddened to hear of her passing. May she RIP.

 

Dave Parisotto posted on 8/28/20

John was great guy whent to high school together we had lot of great times in that 64 GTO running around tops big boy . RIP old Friend.

 

Jeff Whitehead posted on 8/27/20

John was truly a nice guy, just a great guy all around! I worked at a local parts store when he came in it was like talking to your favorite uncle, he called me pup lol. the day i turned 21 john told me to meet him a lou's home tap and bought me my first legal beer. my condolences to you all, he sure was proud of you all.

 

Kim Shute posted on 8/27/20

Ralph, Tina and family. So sorry to hear of Aunt Thelma's passing. Thinking of you.

 

Rheta Miller - records center posted on 8/27/20

John, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Looks like you picked up your dads fishing skills! - He left you all with great memories.

 

Doug Clarke posted on 8/27/20

So sorry to hear of Phil's passing. I worked with him at Garrett Aviation for several years. He was a great guy who I really enjoyed working with. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

 

Pam (Garretson) Weisenborn posted on 8/27/20

Ralph and family, I am very sorry for the loss of your Mother. I remember from our time at Bunn Grade School that your Mom was the sweetest person on earth! I then worked with Marilyn at Memorial Medical Center. I am pleased to of known your family. May your mother Rest In Peace.

 

Marcia Rosenthal posted on 8/27/20

Hi Ralph, Tina and family. So sorry for your loss. I just thought about your mom recently wondering how she was.

 

Billy Allen posted on 8/26/20

Met Scott when we worked together at National Foods. What a nice guy. Always had a smile on his face. Sorry to hear about this.

 

Karen Compardo Blankenship posted on 8/26/20

I have know Phil for over 50 years. He married our friend Monie from Feitshans High School and the two of them came to many of our Feitshans Group dinners over the years. I am very sorry for your loss Monie and pray for your care and comfort, to you and the family.

 

Debbie Weller Thompson posted on 8/26/20

Rest Well Aunt Eleanor - May Gods Peace be with your family.

 

Debi Cunningham posted on 8/26/20

Worked with Phil for many years at Garrett Aviation, he and I worked in the same department and Phil always kept the office laughing, and we enjoyed working with him very much. Thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

 

Judy Cordier posted on 8/26/20

Monie and family, I am so so sorry to hear of Phil’s b passing. He was one of a kind! You truly found your solemate, but even 53 years together wasn’t enough. Bless you and your family and your memories will last forever. ❤️ To you and may Phil rest in peace.

 

maria crince posted on 8/26/20

Martha please know my heart aches for you as you endure the loss and we are praying God's comfort surround you and your family .

 

Deb Parn Meyers posted on 8/26/20

Remembering cousin Adeline with love. Praying God's peace and comfort to all who loved her and are grieving. So grateful for her abiding faith.

 

Bud Saputo posted on 8/26/20

Our Thoughts & Prayers go out to Phil’s family during these tough times. I worked with Phil for all of his 14 Yrs at Garrett Aviation. Phil was a pleasure to work with and share our stories about Cars and Golf. We had many good times.

 

Rakiah posted on 8/26/20

why are you gone the only thing i was ever close to is gone and now i don't have you to hold your hand to hug when i'm about to go asleep and i don't have you to say i love you mommy straight to your face even though i say it all the time even though your not here i really wish you were her mom i miss you so much i cry ever day because i want you here so badly if i had one wish it would be to bring you back to life and i would hug you and never let you out of my site i love you mommy and yeah i'm in 8th grade now its hard but i'll get through it because your in my heart and watching above me and telling me to stay brave and be kind because if your kind you'll get places and your telling me to stay strong because if i'm weak i can't do anything if i'm strong i can do anything i want.so yeah i keep listening to you and i do get what i want but not every thing i want because i don't want anything in the world exact you.....i love you and i hope your doing good in heaven it must be fun because god will always be with you and you will always be with me. so yeah dad on the other hand is doing way to much i try to get him to spend time with us but he rather do drugs instead but its cool he has problems to on his part but that still does not mean he can't spend time with us anyways Angie and karma and Christina and nana and tone and asia and grandma Kathy and Cassie and her other kids are doing good well one day we went down there to see my mom and spend time with them my grandparents Michael and marry wouldn't let me spend time with them just for two nights but they don't like Angie so that's why i don't know why but i had through i fit and then they put me in somewhere to get help i don't need help because i am a brave and strong and sweet and kind kid but grandpa says i needed help and the put bruises on me hit me on the face and on my left arm but i really don't care anyways but then he lied about me pulling marry's hair but i didn't she pulled my hair three time one pulled my hair two pulled it back and three pulled me to the floor and i couldn't breath and asked her to stop but she didn't and now i'm doing fine even though i want to live with grandma Kathy or Angie or Cassie because they were the closet thing to me since you died i was in foster care and i was in their house i was so bad and always throw fits because of that stupid medication i was on but now i'm off of that but yeah anyways i'm doing fine i'm happy actually i'm not i act like i'm happy on the outside but in the inside i'm dying and crying filled with tires because i want to die so badly be i miss you but i want to be with you but yeah on the other hand i'm trying to stay alive well i will give it 5 days if not i'm killing myself i'm just tired of life and i want to be my mommy......or with Angie or Cassie or grandma Kathy i don't care what it takes i want you mommy i'm about to cry so badly right now because i miss you so so so so much

 

 

Jeremiah Willhite posted on 8/26/20

I love you uncle Phil. I will never forget who taught me manners at the dinner table. Still to this day your guidance follows me. You will always be remembered and my you Rest In Peace.

 

Kate Hawkes posted on 8/26/20

Dear Amy and family, I hope you find comfort in your memories and each other. Deep peace.

 

Brandy Willhite posted on 8/26/20

The holidays will never be the same. I have so many great memories to choose from but my favorite of all is Christmas breakfast. I'm going to miss him. Be with the angels and tell grandma and grandpa hello for me.. I love you Uncle Phil

 

 

Norma Bauer posted on 8/26/20

I was not only blessed to work side by side with this man for 10 years, I loved his family as if they were my own. I will miss you my dear friend. Fly high - you've earned it.

 

Cathie McDaniel posted on 8/25/20

Cousins, I was sorry to hear about Scott's death. Cathie McDaniel Graham, Texas

 

Cathie McDaniel posted on 8/25/20

Shelly, Sherry & Steve: I'm sorry to hear about Scott. With sympathy, Cathie McDaniel Graham, Texas

 

 

Bryan Friedrich Sr posted on 8/25/20

Mr. Brewer & Dean ... My Deepest Heartfelt Sympathies About The Learning Of Kimberly's Passing . May GOD Bless Kimberly And Your Entire Family . My Prayers Are With You ALL !

 

Kathryn Nixon (Preschool days) posted on 8/25/20

Sincere condolences in the loss of Mrs. Anderson. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Jacob Carpenter posted on 8/25/20

As I sit here at the picnic table outside of schnucks the last place I saw you when we sat here and talked on the Friday before you passed I miss u more and more but I also have a smile knowing that we had a good time sitting here talking about the families and hanging out ima miss that miss you brother love you

 

Cheryl Buchanan posted on 8/25/20

Bob Bell, no words do I have. I remember the words you wrote in my slam book. I pray your fiance' will be comforted by the Christ Jesus of the Bible as well as the beauty you both shared.

 

Dave Kane posted on 8/25/20

To Ralph and family, I'm very sorry to hear about your loss. The Andersons are the definition of family, and she was at the heart of it. She obviously was proud of everyone's accomplishments, especially those that took place on the golf course. I'm sure you'll cherish all the memories!

 

Larry Wort posted on 8/25/20

Ralph Brian Michelle and Karen, You have our sympathy for the loss of Mrs. Anderson. Our prayers are with you.

 

Frederick W. Frank posted on 8/25/20

Happy to know John as a neighbor who is in a better place but saddened for his loss My deepest sympathy to Esther and family

 

Kevin & Vicky Bean posted on 8/24/20

We have so many happy memories of Tim, Alex, Penny and Steve from our years together in Scouting. The Swigert family made out troop feel like a family. Tim and his family will always hold a special place in our hearts.

 

Kevin & Vicky Bean posted on 8/24/20

We have so many happy memories of Tim, Alex, Penny and Steve from our years together in Scouting. The Swigert family made out troop feel like a family. Tim and his family will always have a special place in our hearts.

 

Krystle Noël posted on 8/24/20

Tanner, since you were a baby I watched you grow. I watched you become a toddler, an adolescent, a teenager, and then a young man. Most impressively I watched you become a father. I’m so very proud of you and the man you became. You worked hard, you played hard, you loved hard! Please watch over your mom, your dad, your sisters, your brother, your babies, your finance, your aunts, uncles and cousins! We will take it from here buddy....love you always! ❤️

 

Molly Rothwell posted on 8/24/20

RIP TOMMY THOUGHTS N PRAYERS WITH your family, so many memories , til we meet again , hug moses an judy for me

 

MikeCarol Diedrichsen posted on 8/23/20

Oh, my, how I remember your mom's sense of humor and sweet heart. I have her sugar recipe, too. Mike and I visited her many times even as her memory of us waned. She was a terrific lady! We will rejoice with her in Heaven. Blessings to all of you!

 

Rosa Pritchard posted on 8/23/20

Rosa Pritchard

 

Cory T Gilkeson posted on 8/23/20

Brother words can't describe how much i can't talk to you face to face or call you on the phone read your snaps I've only known you for 2 years but in that time you made a impact on my life I'm so glad I got to know you you helped me in my time of need and I so wish i could do more for you you became my brother I will miss your awesome personality and presence you fly high and drank that fine wine that Jesus has save me a bottle so can join you one day you wont be forgotten man love and much respect how good you was and good father you was to your 2 babies and im sure you would be to your 3rd o much it hurts to see you go but I will always be your friend and brother love that I got to be there in the little time I knew you you are my brother man fly high and never feel pain again

 

Janie & Chuck Stanley posted on 8/22/20

So very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Sandy Barker posted on 8/22/20

We fondly remember our cousin Adeline’s sense of humor and love of music. She was a giver and a helper to her extended family. We know her strong faith was a comfort to her in times of loss. We will miss her at cousin reunions. Our sympathy to all her family members.

 

Curt posted on 8/22/20

So sorry to hear about your mother . So many good memories of our families & life in the old Cabbage Patch . Seems like your mom was deeply involved in so many of the activities in our schools & neighborhood . Our mom passed away almost exactly a year ago . Our thoughts & prayers are with you . May God be with you all during this time .

 

Jacob Carpenter posted on 8/22/20

We layed you to rest today it was so hard I didn't want to leave when the time had come just wanted to spend more time with you..... your babies are beautiful and they remind me of you now as its time to tell you goodbye I want you to know that you will always be loved not only as my cousin but also my friend and I thank you for that RIP Tanner I can't wait till we see each other again... love you man forever and always

 

Edie Edwards Jones posted on 8/22/20

Dear Mark and Deb, I was sorry to hear of your dad's passing as well as your Mom's this year. It certainly is a change for us to adjust to when we no longer have our parents here on earth with us, but a joy to think of them together and young and beautiful and healthy in heaven just waiting for the time they welcome us! Your parents were such positive influences on my life - your mom helping with Brownies, then your father's encouragement during the years I taught in Taylorville. I appreciated them both and love that they, as well as you two, Mark & Deb, were a sweet part of my life.

 

Rick Poorman posted on 8/21/20

To my friend, just like a brother, I’ve known you since I was 10.Your infectious smile and laugh will be sorely missed.I know I will see you again in heaven, sleep well dear one!

 

Laura Lacey posted on 8/21/20

I’ve struggled writing this to express how heartbroken I am for you, your family and every life Tanner touched. There just are no words. I will keep praying for you as you walk this journey and I am here for along the way. Much love, Rhonda

 

Cammy Rose posted on 8/21/20

Brad and family, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Thinking of you and your family.

 

Susan Enstrom posted on 8/21/20

Thoughts and prayers to Tanner’s family, So sorry for your loss. So young and full of life and laughs when we worked together.

 

Carl Schultz posted on 8/21/20

Deepest sympathy to Bernie and all the family. Susan and I were members at Concordia. Gene Remington worked with Bernie at Capital Airport as a .weatherman

 

Leland and Judy's Parn posted on 8/21/20

Prayers are with Adeline family

 

Lyle & Betty Suttill posted on 8/21/20

May God give you comfort in your time of grieving.

 

Carrie Esposito posted on 8/21/20

I am so, so very sorry to hear about the family's loss. Sending my sincerest condolences.

 

 

Jill Jackman posted on 8/21/20

Forever my friend and always my Nana! Love you and will never forget you. Love,Jill

 

 

Hannah Todd posted on 8/21/20

We’re all in such disbelief. You will be missed dearly by so many Tanner. You were loved by so many and you touched many hearts. We will miss you being here with us, but cherish the memories we had.

 

Chris and Tami Richmond posted on 8/21/20

Mike, We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Gianna Marie posted on 8/20/20

hey grandma i miss you with all my heart not a day goes by that i dont think of you i love you

 

Susan Kessler posted on 8/20/20

Sincere condolences to the Swigert and Moore families. May you find peace at this sad time.

 

Jose (COL) Jaques posted on 8/20/20

Although I only knew Kim for a short time, I was able to experience her drive and dedication. She will be remembered by all who knew her, especially me. My prayers and with her and her family.

 

Kim Keefe posted on 8/19/20

Words cannot express how terribly sorry I am for your loss. I met Tanner when he was about 6 years old. Such a charismatic young man! His time was cut to short. Thinking of his wonderful family. Sending healing hugs during this most difficult time.

 

Mark & Lorraine Doro posted on 8/19/20

Allen and family, we are so sorry for your loss.

 

Vicki Selinger posted on 8/19/20

Mike, Dan, Chris & Bitty, I’m sending my deepest sympathies to each of you. I have a lot of great memories of your mom & I watching our kid’s games together both In grade school & at SHG. Rest In peace Kim

 

Vanessa Pohlman posted on 8/19/20

Mary, I always enjoyed taking care of your mother at River Birch and I'm so sorry to learn of her passing. Praying for peace and comfort for you and all of your family.

 

 

SILVA ROYER posted on 8/19/20

My heart is broken,Love and Prayers

 

Pat and Dave Titone posted on 8/19/20

Personable, vibrant, full of life. That is our memory of Kim. Burned in my memory is her singing,The lion sleeps tonight with us football moms. Thank you for sharing her. God bless all of you.

 

Lynette R Coleman posted on 8/19/20

Dear Rhonda and family, So very sorry to hear this news. My heart aches for you all. Please know I have you in my thoughts and prayers as you deal with this very difficult reality. God bless you all.

 

Jacob Carpenter posted on 8/19/20

Tanner you are gone but will never be forgotten about we will all miss you tanner and we will love you always rest easy cuz love you

 

Lindsey Boss-Ruch posted on 8/19/20

My deepest condolences for your family.

 

Mark A Eckhoff posted on 8/19/20

Tan the Man “Forever missed, never forgotten.” Uncle Mark

 

Eugene & Mary Jane Heid posted on 8/19/20

Mike & family: Eugene & I are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.

 

 

PJ Rhodes posted on 8/19/20

You will be missed so much

 

Patty Miller Shafer posted on 8/19/20

RIP, my friend. <3

 

 

Kelli Starks posted on 8/19/20

Loved working with Kim, we had the same sick sense of humor and laughed at everything. I will miss talking to you so much, be happy Kim

 

Lyle Neeman posted on 8/19/20

My prayers go out to Rhonda and her family with Tanners passing. He was a great guy!! No matter how I felt the time he could always put a smile on my face. He will surely be missed by all.

 

Erica Ragan posted on 8/19/20

Thoughts and prayers for all of you. Tanner will be missed by all that knew him.

 

 

Marissa Hackwith posted on 8/19/20

You’ll forever be my favortie Mechanic, I’m not so sure who to call anymore. I love you Uncle Tim forever & a day. Sleep peacefully.

 

Melissa, Robert and Eric Singer posted on 8/19/20

Praying for the entire family during this difficult time. A life taken too soon but will forever live in our hearts. Tanner was an amazing spirit. May you rest in eternal peace Tanner.

 

Renae Petropoulos Hale posted on 8/19/20

My heart is heavy as you grieve Tanner's passing. I pray your family finds peace as you come together as a family and mourn together. My love for the Means family is strong and the love you have for each other is never ending.

 

Carl Burt posted on 8/19/20

Means and Smith families, We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Carl, Jacie, McKenna, Chloe Burt

 

Ryan Wells posted on 8/19/20

To all the McGee’s and family. I’m sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. You guys are in my prayers.

 

Amy Schwab posted on 8/19/20

Tanner's smile could always lighten up a room. I missed seeing him every day. Prayers to the family.

 

Therese Matheny posted on 8/19/20

Kim was very special to me. Condolences and sending my deepest sympathy to Mike, Danny, Chris, and Bitty. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time of grievance.

 

Stephanie Bishop posted on 8/19/20

May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us. Sending our prayers and love.

 

 

Dominic Romito posted on 8/19/20

I met Tim almost eleven years ago and we’ve been brothers since. I will never forget the thousands of wonderful memories we made gaming together and hanging out in person when we could. The most impactful moment Tim ever had in my life was when he was there for me during my divorce. I had told him that my wife was leaving me and this guy bought me a ton of games so we could play together while I was dealing with that loss. You will be sorely missed brother. Lo there do I see my father; Lo there do I see my mother and my sisters and my brothers; Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning. Lo, they do call to me, they bid me take my place among them, in the halls of Valhalla, where the brave may live forever. God bless.

 

Nathan Swigert posted on 8/19/20

When my uncle Tim came back from his second tour I was in the hospital after a bad accident. One of the few memories I have of that time was him taking the time to stay with me in the hospital. He wore a shirt from the princess bride movie, a movie we both loved. The night before I heard the news of Tim I was telling my wife about him and how he showed me a tv show I now love and she hates that I watch so often. I wish I could have seen you more. I love and miss you very much Tim..

 

Denise Rau posted on 8/18/20

My nephew Tim was born less than 8 months after my daughter. Because of their closeness in age, and my closeness with his mom, my sister Penny, we celebrated many birthdays, graduations and other events together. I remember how tiny he was at birth, and how happy the family was when he came home from the hospital. He was dearly loved by his parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Tim - we will miss you and love you always.

 

Jessica & Daniel Jordan posted on 8/18/20

We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Our family is thinking of you all and praying for your strength.

 

Julie Janusweski posted on 8/18/20

Rhonda and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Tanner's life and light will be missed by many, especially those close to him. I hope you are able to find comfort in the warm and happy memories you have of him.

 

Beth Ryan posted on 8/18/20

Sorry to read! She was a great supporter of SHG football! Shared a lot of fun before and after games! My thoughts and prayers to her family!

 

Sonya Cordell posted on 8/18/20

Prayers and Hugs to the entire family. Thinking of you all

 

Phyllis Ingram posted on 8/18/20

I’m so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. She was a longtime acquaintance and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with her entire family and friends. ❤️

 

Nicole posted on 8/18/20

Prayers and Condolences For The Family.

 

Jacob Carpenter posted on 8/18/20

Can't believe your gone man just sat with you at the table outside the post office a few days ago we all love you T RIP cuz

 

 

Bob, Boo, Blake and Karen Pierce posted on 8/18/20

Dan, words fall short of expressing our sorrow for your loss. Praying for peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. We send our condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

 

DeeDee Davison posted on 8/18/20

Sad and surreal that Tanner is gone. Just saw him, Kaylie and the kids at Motorheads. Glad I got to talk with him. Rest easy Tanner.

 

Julie Thompson posted on 8/18/20

Tanner was such a great kid to work with. He always stopped by to say 'hi' and I would give him a lot of 'Mom' advice. He'd just laugh, smile and say 'yeah...that's what my Mom keeps telling me too'. Such a tragic loss for his family and friends. Love to all.

 

Amy Gudgel posted on 8/18/20

Tanner could light up a room with his smile, laugh and demeanor. He was truly one of a kind. Condolences and prayers to his family.

 

Patricia thean posted on 8/18/20

so sorry for the loss to family and friends. When I met Tanner he was so kind and smiling. He was a friend to my son and many . FLY HIGH WITH THE ANGELS

 

 

Kevin,Sherry, Vic, Tracey and Jero posted on 8/18/20

All the great times we all shared together❤️❤️❤️

 

 

Brenda Nelson posted on 8/18/20

I will always remember Tanner with a whole smile on his face. I just can’t believe he is gone. Prayers to all his family.

 

Chris and Myrna Gatenby posted on 8/18/20

We are so sorry for your loss. We are remembering all the years of friendship that started in Lombard, Illinois in the early 1980's and continued through the yearly calls we enjoyed catching up on our friendship. Although we only saw Jill in person a few times since then, know that we are missing Jill just knowing that she is gone and will definitely miss hearing her on the phone calls we shared. We remember Jill as a positive person who could light up the room or phone conversation no matter when or where. There are no words that can be said to make your loss any easier., but we hope you know that we care and are thinking of you, your family and Jill's family at this time and will always cherish the memories we have of the time we had knowing her.

 

 

Lacey posted on 8/18/20

Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of Tanner.My heart is with you.

 

Kenneth Cole posted on 8/18/20

Kathy, The Cole kids and their families would like to extend their deepest sympathy you you and Mary Olivia's family. We have lots of great memories from the Livingston Street days. Losing a sibling is not easy but the things that you remember now and the funny things that will just pop up in your mind later will help ease the heartache. Becky (deceased), Kenny, Candlish (deceased), Sue, Chris, Mary Angela, Bill and Joe

 

Keith and Phyllis Lape posted on 8/18/20

We were so sorry to hear of Don's death. It has been many years since we have seen you,but we so sorry fo ryou and your family. We know it has been a tough year for your family

 

 

nancy coble posted on 8/17/20

my condolences to the family rest in peace

 

Vic & Lucille Mollot posted on 8/17/20

Dear Jan, We Have just received your sad news and are so deeply sorry for your loss. Don was such a kind, person, interested in all things and such a pleasure to be with. We can feel the pain of your loss. We send a warm hug of support and and extend our sincere condolences. Vic and Lucille

 

Karen posted on 8/16/20

Mom I miss you so very much. Please help us look after dad . You know he’s a handful.

 

Karen posted on 8/16/20

Mom I so love and miss you so much. Just know that we will take care of dad. Please keep an eye over us and keep all of us safe. I love you

 

 

Jill Lynn Jackman posted on 8/16/20

An amazing woman that could wipe your tears and pray for the world for peace.

 

Loren and Linda Larsen posted on 8/16/20

Bob and family We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Br. James Gaffney, FSC posted on 8/16/20

“Faith, friends, family” - that says it all, Jan, Steve and Dan. I watched the Visitation Service yesterday, which was very uplifting and inspiring (and humorous). Much prayerful sympathy as you cope with the death of your beloved daughter/sister Susan and now Don. I was greatly privileged to have him as a good colleague and valued friend. You can rightly be so proud and extremely grateful. Peace! Br. James

 

Ronnie Holly posted on 8/16/20

I am shocked and saddened to hear of Ed’s passing. My sincerest condolences to his family. I worked with Eddie for 18 years at Dairyland Greyhound Park. He was a great guy and a fun person to work with. He had such a relaxed, calm demeanor and always had a smile on his face. I can still hear his goofy laugh, something we would always tease him about and try to imitate. But honestly, hearing his laugh is something that I will always miss about him. We always seemed to have fun at work, a big part of that is because of Eddie.

 

Bobbie Maggio posted on 8/16/20

I had the great privilege of working with Mary at St John’s Hospital many years ago. She was a truly thoughtful and caring person, not just as a nurse but as a friend. I hope the good memories you have of her will lessen your sorrow.

 

Angela M Hayes posted on 8/16/20

Bob Jr and family....I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and strength. Praying you find comfort in your memories. Heaven has gained another special angel.

 

Becky and Jim Hill posted on 8/15/20

Jan, we were sorry to hear about Don's passing. Before I retired from the accounting firm I was employed with, I always enjoyed working with Don and you. It was always a pleasure to meet with both of you because you both were so positive and full of life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

 

 

Bob Claton posted on 8/15/20

Terry & I umpired many baseball games together over 25yrs ago. He was a really good friend and will be sadly missed . Kathy , we will be praying for you & your family .

 

Marcia Davis posted on 8/15/20

I forgot to add another unforgettable memory of Don riding up to a family reunion in Wisconsin at Uncle Graham and Aunt Margaret’s on his motorcycle with his handsome black leather attire.

 

Marcia Davis posted on 8/15/20

Jan, I remember with fondness your annual Christmas letters that Don wrote. I also remember having to look up at least 2/3 of the words Don used to describe the year’s events of your family. I hope you kept copies of them. I am looking forward to being together someday. God bless you all.

 

Larry and Linda Baer posted on 8/15/20

Jan, so sorry to hear of Don's passing. I have great memories of the fun times we had in choir and parties at your house. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Bea posted on 8/15/20

You are missed. May you rest in peace.

 

Tami Richmond posted on 8/15/20

Dan and Steve, So very sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Patti Derge-Simon posted on 8/14/20

Dear Steve, I was an administrative assistant to your Dad when he worked in Springfield. He was a wonderful boss and was especially good at instilling confidence in those who worked for him. I will always be grateful for his advice and support. He was also afraid of flying. We flew all over Illinois for meetings and when it was time to catch a flight home he called Jan to meet us. I usually drove us to the airport but he wanted to be on the ground and in the car with her when we landed. It was always a relief to him to see her smiling face. He obviously got over this fear like so many others he probably had in his life and went on to serve so many in higher education. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. So blest to have had Don as a boss and friend.

 

 

Zoe Ann Douglass Koshir posted on 8/14/20

Don was such a great classmate from the class of 1955 at Ashland High School. We had planned a 65th class reunion for this month but it had to be cancelled. What a big help he was in the planning and thus it was fun to receive all of his e-mails and "many" pictures from our HS days. I will miss him so much and extend my sympathy to Jan and his family.

 

William Solberg posted on 8/14/20

Stunned and shocked to learn of Don’s death. He and I were soul mates at the U of Minnesota. He taught me a lot about how to enjoy ideas, people, and the joy of life. One of our “things” was to habituate the art movie houses; a real education. I was there when Don and Jan first started a household. A marriage made in heaven. My condolences to you, Jan, and the family.

 

Bobby Dambacher posted on 8/14/20

Thoughts and prayers to you all at this time.

 

Michael DeLonais posted on 8/14/20

Mary was a dear friend whom I have known for many years. She was truly amazing and the most kindest, soft spoken, and caring person that you would ever want to know. If she was your friend, she was a true friend. I spent a lot of time with Mary years ago and we had some really great times together. I hope you did not suffer in your final days and that you rest in peace with your Mom and Dad. I will miss you very much

 

Tom McCue posted on 8/14/20

My condolences to Ted's family. Ted and I worked together at IDPH for many years, and I thoroughly enjoyed his talent as a drummer keeping me on beat with my guitar during the years that we played together along with our other IDPH cohorts. He was obviously very proud of his family as he often talked of the accomplishments and talents of Julie and Jaime, He will be truly missed.

 

Michael D Petitti posted on 8/14/20

My memory of Don was that of a larger-than-life figure. He was a pleasure to be around, very thoughtful, could converse on any topic and had a great sense of humor. Very sorry to hear about his passing. My condolences to Jan, Steve, Dan and he rest of the Fouts family. May Don rest in peace and may God Bless all of you.

 

Sharon Fischer posted on 8/14/20

I have great memories of Mary. She was such a sweetheart. So sorry for your loss Kathy.

 

Nancy Broughton posted on 8/14/20

Dear Jan... I am so very sorry to learn of Don's passing. There are no words adequate for feelings except to let you know I am holding you, Don, and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Nancy

 

Cary A Israel posted on 8/14/20

I was very saddened to hear about the passing of Don. He was a friend, colleague, and a wonderful advocate for colleges and universities. He helped countless Phi Theta Kappa students realize their dreams by creating needed scholarships...a great legacy! I will be forever grateful for his leadership. May G-d comfort all during this time of sorrow. My sympathies and prayers.

 

Marvin and Anne Russell posted on 8/13/20

Jan, So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Nancy Bertani posted on 8/13/20

My first memory of Don was in 1978 at their Portland, OR home. He was so much fun, and during my visit, we enjoyed neighborhood jogs, Japanese cuisine sitting on pillows at their coffee table, & many laughs with Jan, Susan and Dan & Steve who respectfully were 8 and 7 years old. Don was a wonderful conversationalist. Over the years, I enjoyed many visits with Jan & Don, again in Oregon when I attempted to climb Mt. Hood with Don, also Chicago, Lake Springfield with beautiful boat rides & Mesa, AZ. I treasure these memories. I tried to celebrate his birthday each year with interesting gifts that I knew he would enjoy. Don always made me laugh. He wrote wonderful family Christmas letters, and I have every one since 1977. I will really miss him. He was a good friend. My heartfelt sympathy to Jan, Dan & Steve, and their beloved son-in-law and grandchildren.

 

Lesley & Garland posted on 8/13/20

Our lives have been blessed and enriched by knowing Ted both professionally and personally for many years. We miss him greatly.... He left us with many wonderful memories by sharing his musical talent, his many diverse interests and his love of life. Proszę przyjąć nasze najgłębsze kondolencje i wyrazy współczucia w tym najtrudniejszym czasie. (Please accept our deepest and most heartfelt condolences at this most challenging time).

 

Choo-Choo and Susie Florida posted on 8/13/20

Rest In Peace Tommy.

 

 

Yanika batey posted on 8/13/20

I want to say thank u so much for u coming in to my life u had giving me so my joy to be around u and ur family RIP ted u will never be for garen

 

Bill Bell posted on 8/13/20

I had the honor and privilege to work with Ted at IDPH for many years. Very intelligent and always on task. He served the people of Illinois and the residents of LTC in an exemplary manner. My prayers and condolences to his family.

 

Jim Podlinsek posted on 8/12/20

Mark and Debbie and family: My deepest sympathies on the loss of your parents. Dr. Bundy gave me an opportunity to teach and coach at THS and I will forever be in his debt for that opportunity. My wife and I are both proud to have known him and to serve under his leadership in TCUSD 3 for many years. He set a high standard for his staff and established the district as a well respected organization. There are people in life for which one builds the utmost respect. Your dad was one of those individuals that I can hold in that regard. He and your mother represented what made Taylorville a great place to work, live, and raise a family. They will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know them.

 

Jo Grayson posted on 8/12/20

Will never forget "Major Schutt" who taught me a great deal about Civil War Medicine. I was proud to be part of his medical staff. A true gentleman who will be missed by the 10th Il. Vol. Cavalry and all who knew him. Ms. Hannah Ropes-

 

 

barbara posted on 8/12/20

Ted was the most talented, caring and loving person that i've met in my lifetime. he is and always will be missed every moment of toreverhe day f

 

Jeff & Becky Bair posted on 8/12/20

Truly a humble servant for those in need and a real American Patriot. Ted's kindness, knowledge, talents and great sense of humor are sorely missed. Touched by his Angelic nature. So very glad we crossed paths on the road to living history... Peace Brother, Jeff & Becky

 

Hedy Hoemmen posted on 8/12/20

We,the Springfield Intl. Folk dancers, are saddened by Teds passing. We enjoyed having him in our group. God's blessings for the Family.

 

Lynne Rynders posted on 8/12/20

Every year Ed looked forward to the State Fair. He would go every day and spend a good deal of time at one game playing quarters to win toys to give to children passing by. Also during the winter holidays, he would get hundreds of two dollar bills to give to children being good wherever he saw them. Ed was a friend to many and especially to anyone who needed a helping hand. He loved to help anyone he could. He was a great friend!

 

Jack & Penny Brown posted on 8/11/20

Mark, Debbie & families...we were so deeply saddened to learn of your dad & mother’s passing. They were both special people who contributed so much to the Taylorville community while living here. Jack spent many years working side by side with your dad. It was a wonderful experience for him & he always appreciated the support he received from your dad as they worked together for the good of the Taylorville school system. We kept in touch through the years at Christmas with a card & personal note. They were always missed by many of us when they left to live in Arizona. Our prayers for comfort & our deepest sympathy to all of you during this difficult time. They will always be remembered fondly.

 

 

Suzie Freese posted on 8/11/20

When I interviewed for my first teaching job, your dad was the principal at Taylorville Junior High School. Through the years, he was always supportive of my choral dept. As superintendent, he was most supportive of the Madrigal dinners. George and I send our condolences to all of you and say that it was a privilege to know your dad.

 

Darin Jones posted on 8/10/20

My thoughts and prayers are with the Montalbano family. I had the privilege to work with Terry during his time with the IL Secretary of State CDL program, as a federal partner. During his tenure with IL SOS, Terry was a trusted partner in advancing highway safety. I always learned something new during our discussions and am thankful for Terry’s help and more importantly friendship. My deepest condolences and thoughts are with the Montalbano family.

 

Cindy Vota Drea posted on 8/10/20

To Mark and the Bundy family, I am very sorry to read about the loss of your parents. Your Dad is always remembered as Dr. Bundy, Superintendant of Schools. Any story about a snow day when we were in school always seems to mention that Dr. Bundy took a drive around to decide if there would in fact be a snow day. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you.

 

Martha R Zimmerman posted on 8/10/20

Mark and Debbie, My prayers for your peace and comfort at this very difficult time -- so remember the fun times in your home on Poplar with your family including you two LITTLE ones! Of course many memories move on through the years with all of you. Your Dad's frequent quote on his messages to staff has stayed with me to this day -- "There is nothing as wrong as the equal treatment of unequals."

 

Gary & Lisa Morris posted on 8/10/20

Esther and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. It has been a joy and an honor to be friends and partners in the ME ministry with John & Esther. Esther, you should know that we love you very much. We thank you for the model that you and John have lived. We have tried to live our lives in such a way that God's love would shine through us as it has through you and your relationship. Thank you for being who you are. We love you.

 

Jerry posted on 8/10/20

Bill and Family, I am sorry for the loss of your mother Irene, she will be in my prayers.

 

Linda Priest posted on 8/9/20

I am truly so sorry to learn of Pastor John's passing. You, Esther and Pastor John, I felt became very good friends to me even after you left the Roselle UMC and moved to Springfield. I will remember our dinner's together and the fun conversations we always had. Much love to you and your family.

 

 

Susie and Jimmy Weitzel posted on 8/9/20

Sending Our Thoughts and Prayers to the Entire Family. Tommy was one of a kind. He always had that Great Smile when you saw him. And Yes he was a great worker. And would help anyone that needed it. He Loved to Ride His Harley For Sure. If you were having a bad day. He would change that. That All Seems So Long Ago. Anyone that was from the North End Knew one Another. And had a lot of Fun Times Together. Rest In Peace Tommy. You will be Missed and Remembered. And May your Family’s Find Comfort in The Days Ahead.

 
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