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James "Jimmy" T. Metzger

August 15, 2017

James T. "Jimmy" Metzger, 47, of Springfield, IL died Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at his home in Springfield, IL.  Cremation rites have been accorded, there are no services planned at this time.

Irene E. Thoroman

August 12, 2017

Irene Eagle Thoroman, 86, of Mt. Pulaski, IL died on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at HJ Vonderlieth Living Center in Mt. Pulaski.  Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service is planned for a later date.

Debra Kay Vogt

August 12, 2017

Debra Kay Vogt, 42, of Springfield, IL died Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Springfield, IL.  Cremation rites have been accorded, no services are planned at this time.

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Willis A. Beavers

August 6, 2017

Willis A. Beavers, 79, of Springfield, IL died on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Family Care Cremation is assisting the family.

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Cliston Wayne Baker

August 5, 2017

Cliston Wayne Baker, 65, of Springfield, IL died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield.  Wayne served his country in the US Navy from 1971-73.  Cremation rites have been accorded and full military burial rites

Barbara K. (Lockenour) Harrison

August 2, 2017

Barbara Kay Harrison, 69, of Mason City, IL passed away Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Mason City Area Nursing Home.  She was born September 22, 1947 in Springfield, IL to Howard and Marjorie (Onken) Lockenour. Barb was a 1965 graduate of Mason Cit

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Frank E. Dunlevy

August 1, 2017

Frank Edward Dunlevy, 86, of Springfield, IL died Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  Frank was born April 18, 1931 in Lincoln, IL to Ross and Larina (Kruz) Dunlevy.  He married Delora Lee Stone, June 13, 1959 in Spr

Laura L. (Wasilewski) Bray

July 28, 2017

Laura Louise (Wasilewski) Bray, 55, of Springfield, IL died Friday, July 28, 2017 at her home in Springfield.  Cremation rites have been accorded and Family Care Cremation of Springfield is assisting the family.

Eleanor Alletta Hoke

July 23, 2017

Eleanor Alletta Hoke, 88, of Springfield, IL passed away at her home on Sunday, July 23, 2017.  She was born July 19, 1929 in Teaneck, NJ. She was a dedicated registered nurse for 55 years.  She enjoyed reading, swimming, playing bridge, sewing,

Brenda Dee (Conklin) Ratliff

July 12, 2017

Brenda Dee (Conklin) Ratliff, 66, of Emden, IL died Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her home in Emden.  She was born May 30, 1951 in Moline, IL.   Brenda is preceded in death by Joseph J. Zimmerman and Dorothy Pauli-Zimmerman, Joseph Zimmerman Jr.,

Kenneth James Walker

July 10, 2017

Kenneth James Walker, 57, of Springfield, IL died on Monday, July 10, 2017 at Heritage Health in Springfield.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Burial will take place at Rochester Cemetery in Rochester, IL Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 10:30am at t

Lawrence William Gregg

July 7, 2017

Lawrence William "Larry" Gregg, 67, passed away on July 7, 2017 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL.  The oldest son of Lloyd and Esther Gregg, he was born August 6, 1949.  He spent most of his life working as a long-haul trucker.  He loved

April M. Poore

July 4, 2017

April May Poore, 43, of Jacksonville, IL died Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Passavent Hospital in Jacksonville, IL.  Cremation rites have been accorded and no services are planned at this time.

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Richard Franklin Brower

June 22, 2017

Richard Franklin Brower, 82, of Springfield, IL died Thursday, June 22, 2017 at his home in Springfield, IL.  Cremation rites have been accorded, no services are planned at this time.

David A. Baptist

June 22, 2017

[gallery link="none" columns="5" ids="581,585,584,583,582"] David Allen Baptist passed away on June 22, 2017 at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL due to complications from anti-phospholipid syndrome.  He was 56 years old at his time of death.

Audrey Marie Ritz

June 18, 2017

Audrey Marie Ritz, 80, of Springfield, IL passed away on June 18, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center.  She was born October 8, 1938 in Springfield, IL and was a lifetime resident.  Audrey was retired from Illinois Bell.  She is survived by daughter,

Dorothy Barger

June 9, 2017

Dorothy Barger, 86, of Springfield, IL died Friday, June 9, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  Cremation rites have been accorded and no services are planned at this time.

Jeffrey B. Naumann

June 8, 2017

Jeffrey B. Naumann, 59, of Springfield, IL died Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his residence in Springfield.  He was born March 8, 1958 to Bernard and Rita (Ballinger) Naumann. He is preceded in death by his father, grandparents, several aunts and unc

Rose B. Lisnek

May 24, 2017

Rose Blossom Lisnek, 89, of Decatur, IL passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at Decatur Memorial Hospital.  No services are planned at this time, cremation rites have been accorded.

Sharon Kay (Blunt) Williams

May 16, 2017

Sharon Kay (Blunt) Williams, 53, of Springfield, IL died Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born June 10, 1963 in Carlsbad, NM, the daughter of Russell and Mary (Fulcher) Blunt.  Sharon married Patrick Williams Sr.

Michele Lynn Robinett

May 13, 2017

Michele Lynn Robinett, 52, of Buffalo, IL passed away Saturday, May 13, 2017 at her home in Buffalo, IL.  Michele was born January 13, 1965 in Tampa, FL to Frank Sr. and Trudy Wheeler. Michele was a nail technician for over 20 years.  She loved

Martha J. (Wainscott) Pillars

May 6, 2017

Martha Jean Pillars, 76, of Springfield, IL died Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Heritage Health in Springfield, IL.  She was born October 30, 1940 to James and Elizabeth (Lovall) Wainscott in Martin, TN.  Private family services will be held at a later d

Margaret "Peggy" (McKenna) Aiello

May 4, 2017

Margaret “Peggy” (McKenna) Aiello, 73, of Weymouth, MA, and formerly of Medfield and Brighton, MA died Thursday, May 4, 2017 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, IL.  She was born December 27, 1943 in Brighton, MA to John and Ellen (Costell

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Byron "Bud" A. Bartlett

May 1, 2017

Byron “Bud” A. Bartlett, 77, of Springfield, IL died Monday, May 1, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  Bud was born February 14, 1940 to Byron E. and Edna Y. (Lodwick) Bartlett in Las Vegas, NV, and they preceded him in death.

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William "Billy" Lee Seward

April 19, 2017

William “Billy” Lee Seward, 64, of Mason City, IL died Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  Billy was born March 22, 1953 in Lincoln, IL to William and Vera Seward. Billy served his country in the US Marin