Marybeth Murphy - 825/18/1935 - 3/20/2018
Quincy, Illinois formerly of Warsaw
Quincy (formerly of Warsaw)
Marybeth Reedy Murphy, 82, was born in Macomb, Illinois on May 18, 1935. After a brief struggle with cancer, she died at home on March 20, 2018. Marybeth grew up in Macomb, and graduated from Western Illinois University Lab School. She married Richard Carson Murphy in 1954. The two of them owned and operated multiple businesses in Warsaw. Marybeth enjoyed reading, community volunteer work, spending time with family, and motorcycling with her husband. She was preceded in death by her parents, Q. Ray Reedy and Mary Waggoner Reedy, her sister, Rhae Jeanne Webb, her husband, R.C. Murphy, her daughter, Lisa Murphy, and her sons-in-law, Dan Petersen and Brad Haukom. Left missing her are her daughters, Devon Murphy-Petersen, Dawn (Pete) Tripp, and Beth Ann Haukom, her grandchildren, Dick (Cora) Tripp, Andrea (Rob) Turek, Cody (Samantha) LaBonte, Shelby (Terry Stice) LaBonte, and Andy (Christina) Boyles Petersen, and her great-grandchildren, Richard and Arahbella Tripp, Madelaine and Eleanor Turek, and Trinity and Terry LaBonte.
Visitation with the family will be held at Union United Methodist Church in Quincy from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday, March 25. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 26 at Trinity United Methodist, in Warsaw, followed by luncheon, at the Church. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm on Monday, March 26, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Blessing Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Robert Otis Haines - 538/4/1964 - 3/15/2018
Peoria formerly of Colchester
Robert Otis Haines age 53 of Peoria, formerly of Colchester, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at O.S.F. Peoria. He was born August 4, 1964 in LaHarpe, Illinois to Dwight and Dianne Crum Haines.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Parents Dwight and Dianne Haines, Colchester, 1 Son: Caleb Haines, Farmington, 2 Daughters: Emily Haines, Peoria, Marianne Haines, Farmington, 2 Brothers: Seth (Tanya) Haines, La Harpe, Ernie (Tabby) Haines, Macomb, 1 Sister: Laura (Tony) Irvin, Burlington, Iowa, 2 Nieces, 2 Nephews, and 1 Great Niece.
Otis was preceded in death by his Maternal and Paternal Grandparents.
Otis graduated from Western Illinois University, where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Sigma fraternity. He had worked in commercial food service for Marriott Food Service on several college campuses, also with Hunters View and then with River City Commercial Laundry. He was a member of the Farmington Masonic Lodge, Coached Farmington Junior Football League, avid St. Louis Cardinal and, San Francisco 49er fan. In his free time he enjoyed hunting. He was of the Baptist faith. Otis always gave of himself to anyone that needed help. His greatest joy was the time he spent with his family and friends.
Graveside services will be 3:30 P.M. Monday, March 26, 2018, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, with Pastor Jim Richardson. The family will meet with friends following the services on Monday, March 26, at Bethel Baptist Church. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family. Memorial is to help with the funeral cost and Mailed to Jones Mortuary Box 352 Colchester, Illinois, 62326. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Keith L. Haley - 6610/15/1951 - 2/27/2018
Springfield, Illinois formerly of Macomb
Keith L. Haley age 66 of Springfield, Illinois formerly of Macomb, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center, in Springfield, Illinois. He was born October 15, 1951 in Macomb, to James and Nettie Arnold Haley. Keith was united in marriage in 1975 in Bowen to Kathy Peterson. He was then united in marriage in 1983 in Texas to Linda McDade.
Surviving to mourn his passing are both wives from his past marriages, 1 Son: James Haley Tyler, Texas, 2 Daughters: Keisha Haley, Arkansas, Jessica Haley, Arkansas, 4 Grandchildren, 5 Sisters: Carolyn ( Marian) Knowles, Colchester, Sue Hurst, Colchester, Elaine (Don) Lane, Hartselle, Alabama, Lois (Bob) Damron,Lawrenceville, Georgia, Diane Whetsell, Cross, South Carolina, and several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
Keith was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Brothers: John and Bob Haley, 3 Sisters: Phyllis Hershburger, Jeri Simpson and Sara Judd.
Keith was a Carpenter in construction. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1971. He had attended the Augusta Assembly of God Church. Keith was a Chicago Bears fan and loved to watch sports. he made wire jewelry, and collected coins. Most of all he loved to cook and cookout for his family and friends.
Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb with Revs Jerry and Patsy Spratt. Military service will he held at the grave by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday. Memorial is the family of Keith. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Lisa K. Shepler - 569/17/1961 - 2/19/2018
Lisa K. Shepler age 56 of Colchester, passed away Monday, February 19, 2018, at St. Johns Hospital, Springfield, Illinois. She was born September 17, 1961 in Macomb, to James Keith and Vivian Norris Parker, both of her parents preceded her in death. She was united in marriage on June 10, 1995 in Colchester, to Jerry Shepler.
Surviving to mourn her passing is her husband, Jerry Shepler of Colchester, 2 Sons; Rusty (Katye Smith) Bostic, Colchester, Jerry (Tiffany) Shepler, Bowen, 3 Daughters: Angela (James) Richardson, Colchester, Beth (Mike Gray) Bostic, West Ben Iowa, Michelle (Troy) Martin, Fowler, 18 Grandchildren, 7 Great Grandchildren, 3 Brothers: James (Marla) Parker, Colchester, David Parker, Tennessee, Mike (Barb) Parker, Tennessee, and 1 Sister: Karen (John) Henson, Augusta.
Lisa had worked at Colchester Shell. She enjoyed berry picking, flowers, reading painting, making homemade jams and her homemade wine. She enjoyed the time she spent on the Harley Davison. Most of all Lisa loved being with her family and cats.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Scotts Cemetery rural Plymouth, with Pastor Jim Richardson. Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester from 9:00 to 5:00 Friday, March 2, 2018. Memorial is to Colchester Rescue Squad. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Beverly (Jomama) Kelly - 643/31/1953 - 2/19/2018
Beverly Ann (Jomama) Kelly age 64 passed away Monday, February 19, 2018, at the home of her son, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 31, 1953 in Macomb, to Leroy and Rose Franklin Davis. Beverly was united in marriage on July 17, 1972 in Rock Island, Illinois to Monte Kelly.
Surviving to mourn her passing are her husband of 45 years, Monte Kelly of Macomb, 2 Sons: Sean (Brandy) Kelly, Colchester, Mike Renner, Industry, 2 Daughters: Michelle (Frank) Carden, Carthage, Amy (Brent) Deeter, Industry, 9 Grandchildren: Kristen (Kole), Hunter, Isabell, Dean, Connor, Martin, Bosco, Lily, Rily, 1 Great Granddaughter: Kylie, 5 Step Grandchildren, 1 Brother, 4 Sisters, Her beloved dog, Benji, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 Niece: Lisa McDaniel, her beloved Parents in Law: Harold and Mildred Kelly.
Beverly was the true definition of a mom in every way, from her cooking, to baking, to her unconditional love to her husband, children and grandchildren. She enjoyed camping , fishing drinking ice cold coke, watching westerns, and Elvis. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to Bev Steele and her family along with her angle nurse Darlene.
Grave side services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, February 23, 2018, at Hutchinson Cemetery, rural Tennessee, with Pastor Jim Richardson. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the book at the funeral home after 10:00 A.M. Thursday. Memorial is to the family of Beverly. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Bill D. Stephenson - 7011/13/1947 - 2/13/2018
Bill D. Stephenson age 70 of Colchester, passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at O.S.F. in Peoria. He was born November 13, 1947, in Quincy, Illinois, to Howard and Sue Etta House Stephenson. Bill was united in marriage on June 12, 1982, in Blandinsville, Illinois to Gloria Sizek.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife of 35 years, Gloria of Colchester, 1 Son: Jeremy Stephenson, Rush Springs, Oklahoma, 1 Daughter: Dakota Avery, La Plata, Missouri, 6 Grandchildren: Adebelle Stephenson, Robert Stephenson, Shaylee Stephenson, Jeremy Jr. Stephenson, Phoenix Avery, Ruger Olsen, 1 Sister: Kathy (Pete) Webster, Carthage, Illinois, 1 Nephew: Kris McCarty, 4 Nieces Beth Cress, Rayanne Bennet, Dusti Myers, Dallas Nelson, and 1 very special Cat: Maggie Mae.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Daughter: Angie Stephenson, and 1 Sister: Sandi Jones.
Bill was a truck driver for many local companies thru the years, including Cogshell Construction, Marvin Pen and lastly Western Illinois Grain from which he retired. He also had operated his own truck for a period of time. He served his country in the United States Navy. He enjoyed reading, listening to country music, fishing, watching anything that had 4 wheels race, especially Nasca and the National Hot Rod Association. In his free time he enjoyed being part of the local frontiers men group. Most of all Bill enjoyed the time he spent with his pets.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Jones Mortuary in Colchester will be handling the arrangements for the Stephenson family. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Dorothy L. Beck - 879/7/1930 - 2/11/2018
Dorothy L. Beck age 87 of Colchester, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Wesley Health Care, with family at her side. She was born September 7, 1930, in Colchester to Ivan E. and Mary E. Waddill Kipling. Dorothy was united in marriage to Ralph W. Beck on August 22, 1948, in St. Augustine, Illinois.
Surviving to mourn her passing is her husband Ralph of 69 years, 3 Sons: Greg (Lisa) Beck, Wendell Beck, Steve Beck, 1 Daughter: Kathy Beck Irish, 11 Grandchildren, and 17 Great Grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, 1 Son: Rick Beck, and 1 Son In Law: Ralph Irish.
Dorothy and Ralph owned and operated the Fandon General Store and she was the Post Master for Fandon for several years at the general store. Later Dorothy and Ralph moved to Colchester and owned and operated Beck’s Sundries. Most of all Dorothy’s greatest love was the time she spent with her family.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be held at a later date. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is honored to be handleing the arrangements for the Beck Family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at Jonesmortuaryfh.com.
David Yetto - 7910/25/1938 - 1/17/2018
David Yetto age 79 of Colchester, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born October 25, 1938, in Highland, Illinois, to Anthony and Opal Simmons Yetto. David was united in marriage on June 12, 1971 in Sparta, Wisconsin, to Nancy Pettis.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife of 46 years, Nancy Yetto, 1 Son: Curtis Yetto, 3 Daughters: Carmen (Clint) Yetto Gould, Angela (Reginald) Yetto Newton, Tina (Ben) Fairchild, 15 Grandchildren, Ebonee (Josh) Block 25, De Angela Brown,21, Jazlyn Newton 12, Schylar Fairchild 21, Shelby Fairchild 18, Shyanne Fairchild 17, Brett Fairchild 14, Shaylee Fairchild 10, Shantaye Fairchild 7, Nicole Floyd 37, Joshua Floyd 32, Anthony Yetto 33, Catelynn Yetto 25, Courtney Yetto 23, Andrew Yetto 21, 6 Great Grandchildren: Aiden Block 5, Ariya Block 3, Makenzlei Floyd 8, Tyler Pace 20, Caila Pace 14, Aydin Pace 10, 2 Brothers, Anthony Yetto Jr., Joseph Yetto, 1 Sister: Lynnie Stewart, and 1 Step Father: Clyde Banks.
David had been with Burlington Northern Railroad, Yard Maintenance of Mt. Auburn Cemetery, and Paper delivery for Gateway House. He was a member of the Masons, and a very active member of the Colchester First Baptist Church, of which he drove the church van to transport kids to all church activities. He enjoyed collecting tools of which he would share with his family, along with taking them fishing. David also enjoyed talking to anyone that he came across, either in person or on his CB radio. David taught all of his family how to drive. Of all the things that David did his greatest love was for his wife, Nancy along with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his Lord.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the Colchester First Baptist Church, with Rev. Dennis Clements, burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Family visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday. Memorial is to the family or Colchester First Baptist Church bus and van ministry.. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Marilyn Grove - 786/9/1939 - 1/11/2018
Marilyn Grove age 78 of Quincy, Illinois, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the home of her daughter in New London, Missouri. She was born June, 9, 1939, in Industry, Illinois to Charles and Elsie Louise Hodges Lester. Marilyn was united in marriage to Richard Grove, October 22, 1996, in Quincy. He preceded her in death in 2010. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving to mourn her passing are her daughter: Crystal (Norman) Schnellbacher, New London, Missouri, 3 Grandchildren: Angel and (Ken) Terry Gallatin, Tennessee, Jennifer and (James) Barmore, Hannibal, Missouri, Michael and (Laura) Schnellbacher, Columbia, Missouri, 9 Great Grandchildren: Kaitlin, Kinsey, Kyleigh Terry, Savannah, Randy Barmore, Jared, Elayna, Levi, Claire Schnellbacher, several Cousins and many very close friends.
Marilyn was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Quincy, She had worked 19 1/2 years for Transitions of Quincy. In her early years she spent the first 10 years of her life moving with her parents. She loved the time in her childhood that she got to spend with her Maternal Grandmother and her mother on the country farm. In her adult life the birth of her daughter brought her great joy. As time went on she loved the time that she got to spend with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester with Rev. Tim Rosenboom. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family. Memorial is to St. Judes Children's Hospital. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Sandra (Sandy) Porter - 779/8/1940 - 1/8/2018
Owasso, Oklahoma, formerly of Colchester
Sandra (Sandy) Elaine Porter, passed away peacefully on the 8th of January surrounded by loved ones and treasured friends. She was born September 8th, 1940 in Colchester, Illinois to Ruth and Theodore Porter.
Sandy’s (Oggie’s) heart was full of many things. Love for her family, her friends, and sports. She grew up a tomboy, playing at the ‘Balas’ a local pond where she and her friends would sled, skate, and swim. She loved Baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals, a passion passed down from her father. She was a great basketball player who was well known for her never miss turn around jump shot.
Like all great athletes, Sandy put in work. She began her working career at Maid-Rite at fifteen, and continued working around the Colchester area over the next fifty years before retiring from Methode Electronic in Carthage. Along the way Sandy showed her entrepreneurial spirit by taking a Dale Carnegie Leadership course class #5 in 1974. She was voted most improved of her class, and put those leadership skills to work, when she opened her own Carpet and Cabinetry business in Colchester.
California, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin. Very different places, but just one Sandy. Visiting family, friends, or seeing the Iowa Hawkeyes play in the Rose Bowl, she brought her smile from coast to coast. From trying her first taco while sitting on the beach in the 50’s, to visiting Disneyland just after it opened, Sandy made the West Coast her favorite coast, despite only visiting occasionally.
Regardless of where she lived, worked, or played, Sandy loved Elvis. Few people remember what they were into in high school, let alone bring it into their adult lives, but not Sandy. From posters on her walls her Senior year, to jamming out “The King” as a senior citizen, Sandy has, and will always be Elvis’s biggest fan. Music was a key part of her life, as music is key to memory, and a good song can always take you back. Elvis brought her joy, whereas gospel hymns brought her comfort.
Sandy was many things. A mother, a grandmother, and athlete, a business owner, an explorer, a super fan and a great friend. All these parts came together to make the person we all love, cherish, and will miss deeply.
Survived by: Daughters- Debra Lotz (Jerry)Owasso, OK, Catherine Waldvogel (Jay)Chippewa Falls, WI, and Sherry Cale (Tom)Avon, IL. Son- John Cale (Mt. Sterling, IL). Grandchildren- Michael Lotz (Tara), Thomas Lotz (Nicole), Taylor Waldvogel, Zachary Waldvogel, Sebastian Waldvogel, Casey Larson, Ozden Cale, Tobias Cale. Great-grandchildren: Zion Lotz, Jantzen Lotz, Eowynn Lotz, and Alexander Lotz. Brother: Ronald Porter (Norma) Colchester, IL. Sister: Betty Furlow (Cub) Milledgeville, IL. Preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Theodore Porter, and her siblings, Ina Haines (Bonner), Hazel Stanley (Tom), Phyllis Macklin (Earl), and Peggy Porter.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Bill Baughman. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. A luncheon will follow at Friendway park city building in Colchester. We hope you can join her family in celebrating Sandy’s life. Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Sunday, January 14, at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday. Memorials are suggested to the Baptist Village of Owasso- Life Enrichment Program. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
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