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Chester "Kay" Beckerdite - 81

12/22/1937 - 3/22/2019
Colchester

Chester "Kay" Beckerdite age 81 of Colchester, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.  He was born December 22, 1937 in Brooklyn, Illinois, to Chester O and Wanda (Meredith) Beckerdite.  Kay was united in marriage in Augusta, Illinois, on August 16, 1959, to Carol Elizabeth Hoelscher, for 59 years.  She preceded him in death on March 2, 2019.
Surviving to mourn his passing are, 2 Daughters: Debra (Dana) Bainter, Colchester, Susan Silva, Colchester, 6 Grandchildren: Bryan (Stephanie) Chenoweth, Brooks (Molly) Bainter, Blake (Jessica) Chenoweth, Amanda (Emmett) Hall, Clint (Lauren) Bainter, Brandi Chenoweth, 10 Great Grandchildren: Aubrey Bainter, Dana Kane, Hallie Kane, Benson Bainter, Brady Bainter, Charlee Kane, Tucker Chenoweth, Ezra Chenoweth, Ezekiel Chenoweth, Grayson Hall, 1 Brother In Law: Alvin Hamilton and many Nieces and Nephews.
Kay was preceded in death by his parents. wife, Carol, 1 Son in Law: Ralph Silva, 2 Sisters: Barbara Hamilton, Roberta Reeder and 1 Brother In Law: Don Reeder.
Kay had worked at Yetter Manufacturing, oil marketer for Ivan Welch, Beckerdite and Lewis and Dale Lybarger Oil Company, Co Owner of B and G food service with Donnie Garlick, C.C. Chuckwagon and Drove for the Red Cross Transportation.  Kay served his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp, stationed at Pearl Harbor, he completed his basic training at Camp Pendleton.  His love of the Corp and Country was always close to his heart, he always displayed Old Glory and enjoyed singing the Marine Corp Hymn.  Kay had been an Elder and Deacon at the Colchester First Christian Church, Colchester Jaycees, Colchester Fire Department, Macomb Elks and he was a member of The Leap in Colchester.  Kay was very strong in his faith in God.  Kays family was the love of his life.  He enjoyed Country music, the Quincy Blue Devils Basketball teams and the L.A. Dodgers.
Funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, March 28, 2019, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Pastor Doug Gorman and Pastor Blake Chenoweth. Military service by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion will follow the services at the funeral home.  Family graveside services will be 1:30 P.M. Thursday at Brooklyn Cemetery in Brooklyn, Illinois.  Visitation with the family will be 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Memorials are to the Leap or the Elms Activity Fund.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at Jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Betty Ellen Guy - 95

8/2/1923 - 3/13/2019
Satellite Beach, Florida

Betty Ellen Guy, 95 of Satellite Beach, Florida, passed away Wednesday, March 13. 2019, Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, Florida.  She was born August 2, 1923, in Sciota, Illinois, to Roland and Ruth (Gibbs) Shields.  Betty was united in marriage to Harold Dewey Guy on April 26, 1941, in Manchester, Tenn., he preceded her in death on March 24, 2000, after 58 years of marriage.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Sons; Thomas (Claire) Guy, Melbourne, Fl., Steven Guy, Satellite Beach, Florida, 2 Daughters: Judith (Dan) Thompson Mandelsberg, Corpus Christi, Texas, Linda Guy, Satellite Beach, Florida, 3 Grandchildren: Sven (Katie) Guy, Tracy Davis, Amanda (John) Gorena, 3 Great Grandchildren: Morgan Davis, Campbell Davis, Oliver Guy, 2 Brothers: Marlin (Darlene) Shields, Colchester, and Sam (Phyllis) Shields, Colchester
Betty was preceded in death by Her Parents, Husband: Dewey Guy, and 1 Brother: Bill Shields.
Betty was devoted to her family, and loved Florida where she lived for 55 years. She was happy everyday and loved everyone. She was healthy and witty all the way to the very end. Betty was loved dearly by her family and she loved them back.  She loved to snuggle with her great grand baby, Oliver as often as she could. He made her so very happy.  The family know’s Dewey was there to welcome her home. They know how much she missed him."
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Jim Clayton.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday, March 24, 2019.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Carol E. Beckerdite - 78

3/26/1940 - 3/2/2019
Colchester

Carol Elizabeth Beckerdite age 78 of Colchester, passed away Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.  She was born March 26, 1940, in Macomb, to Charles F. and Helen Louise Carter Hoelscher.  Carol was united in marriage in Augusta, Illinois, on August 16, 1959, to Chester “Kay” Beckerdite.
Surviving to mourn her passing are her husband of 59 years, Kay Beckerdite, 2 Daughters: Debra (Dana) Bainter, Colchester, Susan Silva, Colchester, 6 Grandchildren: Bryan (Stephanie) Chenoweth, Brooks (Molly) Bainter, Blake (Jessica) Chenoweth, Amanda (Emmett) Hall, Clint (Lauren) Bainter, Brandi Chenoweth, 10 Great Grandchildren: Aubrey Bainter, Dana Kane, Hallie Kane, Benson Bainter, Brady Bainter, Charlee Kane, Tucker Chenoweth, Ezra Chenoweth, Ezekiel Chenoweth, Grayson Hall, and one very special Cousin: Marlin (Penny) McCutchan, Denver, Colorado.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents and 1 Son in Law: Ralph Silva.
Carol had worked as the bookkeeper for Wick Homes by Jim Cale in Colchester, an Accountant for the Macomb Journal, Bookkeeper at Hunt Appliance, Colchester and Co owner of C.C. Chuck wagon food service.  She was a member of the Leap formerly the Colchester first Christian Church, she was very active in the church, she helped take care of many funeral dinners the church provided.  She had been a Girl Scout Leader in Colchester, loved playing cards and sending cards to people for encouragement.  Carol loved to cook and teach her grandchildren to cook.  She enjoyed every moment she spent with her family.  Carols greatest love of all was her Grandchildren.
Funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Pastor Doug Gorman and Rev. Blake Chenoweth.  Graveside services will be 2:30 P.M. Thursday at Brooklyn Cemetery in Brooklyn, Illinois.  Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Memorials are to the Leap or the Elms Activity Fund.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at Jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Marian B. Hendrickson - 98

9/30/1920 - 2/2/2019
Colchester

Marian B. Hendrickson age 98 of  Arlington, Texas, formerly of Colchester, passed away, Saturday, February 2, 2019, in Arlington Texas.  She was born September 30, 1920, at Lockhart, Minnesota, to Clarence and Ethel Pensinger Hornbaker.  She married John R. Hendrickson, March 29, 1939. He preceded her in death on Mary 29, 1979.  She spent her life in Minnesota and Illinois.  Living in Colchester since 1939.  She is survived by one daughter: Mary Ann Curtis of Arlington, Texas, daughter in law: Marilyn Hendrickson, Galesburg, Illinois, six grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson, 1 sister: Ruth Harper, and 1 brother: Marvin Hornbaker.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son: Robert Hendrickson, 4 sisters: Norma Caroline, Beulah Hobbs, Leah Breckon, Mildred Hobbs, and 1 brother: Ray Hornbaker.
She was an active member of the Colchester United Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School classes and working as the Financial Secretary for many years, also a member of the United Methodist Women.  She was an active member of the Colchester Order of the Eastern Star for 70 years being an officer for most of 50 years.  She was also a member of other organization in the Colchester area.  She enjoyed traveling and learning Foreign Languages.
Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, with Rev. Jim Clayton.  Visitation with the family will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Friday.  Memorial is to the Colchester United Methodist Church.   On line Condolences to the family can be left at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Thomas Rex Tatham - 83

9/5/1935 - 1/1/2019
Colchester

Thomas “Rex” Tatham age 83 of Colchester, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at  Farmington Country Manor, Farmington, Illinois.  He was born September 5, 1935 in Macomb, to Thomas Aurther and Ella Grace Stambaugh Tatham.  He was united in marriage to Marilyn H. Christie on November 21, 1956 in Macomb.  She preceded him in death on January 10, 2004.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, 1 Brother and 1 Sister.
Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Son: Anthony (April) Tatham, of Avon, 1 Brother: Victor Tatham, of Macomb, 1 Sister: Reba Woodworth, of Savoy, 2 Grandsons: Bronson (Carly) Tatham, of Tripoli, Iowa, Brayden Tatham, of Avon, 1 Granddaughter: Gracie Tatham, of Avon, 1 Great Grandson: Brooks Anthony Tatham.
Rex was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War.  He was stationed in Alaska and marched in the Alaska Statehood Parade, honoring Alaska becoming the 49th U.S. State in 1959.  He owned and operated Lamoine LP Gas in Macomb, later he worked for and retired from Yetter Manufacturing in Colchester.
Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with military rites by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Friday, January 11, 2019.  Memorials are to Farmington Country Manor or the local Veteran Transportation Bus. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

James Bruce Phelps - 69

4/13/1949 - 12/31/2018
Colchester

Bruce Phelps, 69, of Colchester, Illinois, passed away at 7:00 AM Monday, December 31, 2018 at his residence.

He was born April 13, 1949, in Macomb, Illinois to Charles David and Lois Allton Phelps, the youngest of seven children. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, son Ryan, and daughter Michelle (Sam) Churchill, all of Colchester, a granddaughter, Mya Churchill, a grandson, Tyson Churchill, sisters Karol McClelland of West Point and Mary Lea Castlebury of Plymouth, five sisters in law, five brothers in law, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jean McCleary, brothers Tom, Bill, and David (Jr.) Phelps, 2 brother in laws, one sister in law, and one nephew.

He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1967 and then served in the Army National Guard in Quincy and Macomb. He was employed as a salesman for most of his life. He was active in many branches of Freemasonry, including Denver Lodge #464, Macomb Lodge #17, Quincy Consistory, Order of the Eastern Star #123, and Macomb York Rite.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing, mushroom hunting, building scale model barns, mowing, collecting and restoring toy tractors, and college and pro sports. He especially found joy in giving everyone a nickname and always calling them by it, searching out all Cardinal fans to wish them a losing season, and being the self-proclaimed World’s Greatest Cat Lover. From a very young age growing up on a farm, he could always be found with a cat in one or both arms. But most of all, Bruce loved his family and friends. They were the light of his life, and he will be missed by them all. 

Services will be 10:30 AM Saturday Jan. 5th, 2019, at Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Don Hightower officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening Jan.4th from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 PM. at the funeral home.  Masonic services will follow the visitation at 7:00 PM. Burial will be at a later date.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday. Memorials can be made to the Colchester Rescue Squad or McDonough County Animal Shelter. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Richard A. Dixon - 82

4/10/1936 - 12/20/2018
Colchester

Richard A. Dixon age 82 of rural Colchester, went to be with his Lord, Thursday evening, December 20, 2018, at Wesley Village Health Care in Macomb.  He was born April 10, 1936, in Tennessee Township to Gale A. and Leona E. (Connor) Dixon.  He married Mary Lou Carson, October 28, 1956 in Colchester.
Surviving to mourn his passing is his wife of 62 years Mary Dixon, Colchester, 2 Sons: Stan (Debbie) Dixon, Colchester Clee (Linda) Dixon, Colchester, 1 Daughter: Deanna (Bryan) King, rural Dallas City, 9 Grandchildren: Haley Dixon (Carl Shahan), Marcy Dixon, Cody King, Casey (Chantal) King, Andrea Dixon, Austin Dixon, Jared (Jennifer) Smiddy, Megan (Robbie) Moon, Stephanie (Seth) Mendenhall, 10 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Brother: George (Janet) Dixon, Colchester.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Grandchildren: Joshua Dixon and Emily Dixon.
Richard was a member and Elder of the Colmar Christian Church, McDonough County Farm Bureau, McDonough County Pork Producers, Mt Carmel Gospel Group.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping of which he was the camp cook, and loved to go deer hunting.  He was a carpenter of which he built all of the structures on the family farm.  He loved spending time working in his work shop building something new or taking something old and bringing it back to new.  Richard was a farmer in grain and livestock production, he operated a livestock trucking business and operated a sawmill on the farm.  Of all the things that Richard did his greatest love was the time he spent with his family.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, December 24, 2018, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Dan Ormond and Rev. Roger Carson.  Burial will follow the services at the funeral home at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, December 23, 2018, at the Jones Mortuary.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday.  Memorials are to Colmar Christian Church or Colchester Rescue.   To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Betty L. Shelley - 88

6/19/1930 - 12/18/2018
Rural Plymouth, Illinois

Betty L. Shelley 88 of rural Plymouth, Illinois, passed away with her family at her side Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.  She was born June 19, 1930 in Moline, Illinois the daughter of Arthur and Bertha (Umphryes) Downey.  She was united in marriage to Gerald Shelley on April 6, 1956 at the Baptist Church in Plymouth. 
Surviving to mourn her passing is her husband of 62 years Gerald Shelley, 2 sons: Gregg (Tammy) Shelley, Gary (Barb) Shelley and a daughter, Vicki (Al) Black, 7 grandchildren: Christopher, Kimberly, Sarah, Holly, Courtney, Bethanie, and Nick, 6 great-grandchildren: Hayden, Logan, Callie, Caitlynn, Kennedy, and Hadley, 2 sisters: Norma (Don) Brough, Joyce VanFleet, sister in law: Charlene Downey.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son: Michael, 1 brother: Bill Downey, and a great-granddaughter: Clara Eloise Shelley.
Betty graduated from Colchester High School in 1948.  Betty was a homemaker and spent many years helping her husband on the farm.  She loved to read.
Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, December 23, 2018, at Bethel Cemetery, with Pastor Jim Richardson.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home from 9:00 A.M. t0 6:00 P.M. Saturday, and from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon Sunday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or Cancer Research.  To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Clare L. Beadles - 66

5/12/1952 - 12/13/2018
Macomb, Illinois

Clare L. Beadles age 66 of Macomb, passed away Thursday, December 13, 2018, at Heartland Health Care in Macomb.  She was born May 12, 1952 in Macomb, to James and Naomi Ziener Chatterton.  She was united in marriage to Joseph P. Carpinella in Macomb, on January 18, 1969, he preceded her in death.  She was also united in marriage to James Beadles in Macomb on May 25, 1990, he preceded her in death on April 20, 2017.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 sons; Tony Carpinella, Minnesota, Jim Carpinella Tuttle, Virginia, 1 step son: Russ Beadles, Oklahoma, 13 Grandchildren, 2 Great Grandchildren, 1 brother: David Chatterton, Champaign, Illinois, 4 sisters: Jeri Scott (Randy Powell), Macomb, Julie Murphy, Macomb, Pat Pettenger, Sterling, Illinois and Ann (John) Whalon, Macomb.
Claire was preceded in death by her parents and both husbands.
Claire was a graduate from Western Illinois University Summa Cum Laude when she was 50 years old.  She had worked at Beu Health Care Center at W.I.U. for 30 years, along with working at many local nursing homes.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb where she was very active in many groups.  Through her church she ministered to many people in the local nursing homes.  She was a member of the Macomb Gold Wing Motorcycle Club.  From Clare’s early years she would not let any illness or disability stand in her way of caring for her family and friends.
Cremation rites have been accorded.  Celebration of Life service will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, December 17, 2018, at the Macomb Trinity Lutheran Church, with Rev. Youngshim Pitcher.  A luncheon will follow the services at the church.  Clare and James will be interred in the Quincy Veterans Cemetery at a later date.  Memorials are to McDonough District Hospital Hospice or Macomb Trinity Lutheran Church.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family.  To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Steven Pat Waddell - 67

5/3/1951 - 12/9/2018
Rural Plymouth

Steven “Pat” Waddell, 67 of rural Plymouth passed away at 10:16 A.M. Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 6089 Waddell Road, Plymouth.  He was born on May 3, 1951, in Macomb to Lyman and Ruby (Martin) Waddell.
Pat is survived by his two daughters: Nicole (Chris) Travis of Vermont and Patti Waddell of Jacksonville; three grandchildren: Patrick Waddell of Dallas, TX, Caroline Dobbs and Charles Dobbs of Vermont; four bonus grandchildren: Brittany Dobbs of Springfield, Alyssa Travis, Briana Travis, and Caitlyn Travis of Litchfield; three bonus great grandchildren; four sisters: Jane Axtell of Macomb, Colene Henderson of Springfield, Marlene (Kem) Moore of Yates City and Kay (Jerry) Doggett of Loveland, CO: four brothers: Bud (Barb) Waddell of Fallbrook, CA, Bob (Edie) Sullivan of Prairie City, Stanley Sullivan of El Dorado Hills, CA, Harry (Sirina) Waddell of Bushnell and Mike Waddell.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lyman and Ruby Waddell; one sister, Shirley Wisslead; two brothers, Larry (Virginia) Waddell and Gary Waddell.
Pat lived in rural Plymouth his entire life.  He graduated from Rushville High School in 1969.  He earned his Associate’s degree in diesel mechanics at Spoon River College, Canton.  He served as road commissioner in Brooklyn Township for many years.  He then worked as a correctional officer at the McDonough County Sheriff’s Office for 15 years, retiring in 2014.
He was a life-long farmer.  He loved the land, livestock and, most of all, people.  He went out of his way to brighten someone’s day.  He absolutely adored his grandchildren and cherished every moment spent with his family.
A Celebration of Life service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 15, 2018, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Pastor Doug Krukewitt officiating.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the Funeral Home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday.  Cremation will follow the Celebration of life service on Saturday.  The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Pat Waddell Scholarship Fund.  To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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