Arlin D. Fentem - 919/7/1924 - 4/21/2016
Arlin D. Fentem died Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Wesley Village in Macomb. HE was 91. He was born September 7, 1924, to Damon and Grace Fentem of Colchester, Illinois. He married Virginia Lee Hoyt on November 10, 1946. She survives. Arlin also is survived by a son, Thomas H. Fentem of Quincy, Illinois, a brother, Larry L. Fentem of Colchester, a brother-in-law, Joseph Hoyt of Colchester, and granddaughters, Claire Elaine Click of Quincy and Sarah Lynn Fentem of Lafayette, Indiana. He was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Savary of Megalia, California, and daughter-in-law Jayne A. Fentem.
Arlin served in the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II. He received a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a PH.D in geography. Arlin taught geography courses in Indiana University and from 1958 until his retirement in 1987, at Western Illinois University, where he served the geography department as chairperson and a graduate committee chairperson.
He taught agricultural geography and research methods courses, but his enduring concern was to nurture young geographers, who knew him as a exacting but kindly editor and advisor. An inquisitive, tolerant and generous teacher, Arlin helped many a graduate student see their thesis through to completion.
Arlin served on the editorial boards of Western Illinois Regional Studies and the Journal of Developing Areas, acting as book review editor for the latter, and additionally contributed chapters and articles to other scholarly publications. He was also very active in WIU’s International Travel-Study Program. Among his professional honors, he received the Distinguished Geographer Award from the Illinois Geographical Society in 1991.
In retirement, Arlin volunteered for many years with the Illinois Senior Health Insurance Program, and co-taught “The Book Class” in the Macomb Learning is Forever program.
Arlin was devoted to his family. In later life, he took particular delight in entertaining his granddaughters, teaching them how to read maps and pointing out different landforms on family field trips.
Visitation with the family will be from 3:00 to 5:00 P.M. Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Memorials may be made to the WIU Geography Departments’s Ronald Nelson and Arlin Fentem Graduate Student Scholarship Fund, or to any public college or university.
Melanie J. (Gregory) Williams - 583/11/1958 - 4/7/2016
Melanie J. (Gregory) Williams age 58 of Macomb, Illinois, passed away Thursday, April 7, 2016, at O.S.F. in Peoria, Illinois. She was born March 11, 1958, in Macomb, Illinois to Leon and Judy Bailey Gregory. They both preceded her in death.
Melanie was united in marriage on June 2, 2005, in Macomb, Illinois to Calvin Williams, he survives along with many friends.
Cremation rites have been accorded. No services are planned at this time. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Michael L. Scanlan - 684/16/1947 - 4/3/2016
Quincy formerly of Colchester
Michael L. Scanlan age 68 of Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, Illinois, formerly of Colchester, passed away at 5:30 P.M. Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He was born April 16, 1947 in La Harpe, Illinois, to Lowell and Jean E. Elston Scanlan. Mike was united in marriage to Sonja S. Stoneking in Burlington, Iowa in 1988, she preceded him in death on July 7, 2004. He was also preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving to mourn his passing are 2 Daughters: Tammy Scanlan and Todd Knowles, Macomb, Teresa Friedman, Missouri. Texas. 1 Granddaughter: Ceair Knowles, Macomb, 2 Step Sons: Rick and Jan Stoneking, Brad and Dian Stoneking, 1 Step Daughter: Dr. Renee Stoneking Renner, along with Aunt Mable and several Cousins and many friends.
Mike served his country in the United States Navy during Vietnam. He was a member of the Macomb American Legion, Macomb V.F.W., Macomb Eagles, Macomb Elks, and Local Plumbers Union. He was a lifetime plumber and had worked for the City of Colchester Water Department, and the Macomb City Water Department.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 9, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with the Rev. Mark Smith. Burial with military rites by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb V.F.W. will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester. Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 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. Memorial is to the Colchester Fire and Rescue for Fire Fighter Rehab Equipment. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Charles D. Blue - 894/18/1926 - 3/27/2016
Charles D. Blue age 89 of Blandinsville, Illinois, passed away at 3:30 A.M. Sunday, March 27, 2016, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, Illinois. He was born April 18, 1926, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Charles R. and Lucy M. Thompson Blue.
Charles was united in marriage on January 9, 1944, in Vermont, Illinois, to Nelda Curless, she preceded him in death on June 19, 2004. He is also preceded by his parents, 1 Grandson: Andrew Blue, 1 Brother: Herbert Blue, 2 Sisters: Maxine Groves and Lois Speed.
Surviving to mourn his passing are 2 Sons: Ron ( Laurel ) Blue, Colchester, Steve ( Sandy ) Blue, Carthage, 4 Grandchildren: Sean (Debbie) Blue, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Aaron (Angela) Blue, El Campo Texas, Ryan (Shannon) Blue, Carthage, Heather (Perry) Henkes, Navarre, Florida, 2 Step Grandchildren: Jana (Shaun) Gamage, Macomb and Adam (Julie) Brines, Macomb. 11 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild.
Charles was a lifetime farmer, he enjoyed watching dirt track racing, gardening and caring for his livestock. Most of all, he loved all the time he spent with his family.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Bob Tillman. Burial will follow the services at the Vermont Cemetery in Vermont, Illinois. Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Funeral home. Memorial is to the Fountain Green Fire Department. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 10:00 A.M. Tuesday. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Vivian E. Beck - 955/19/1920 - 3/24/2016
Macomb Formerly of Colchester
Vivian E. Beck age 95 of Macomb formerly of Colchester, passed away at 7:10 A.M. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb. She was born in Colchester, on May 19, 1920, to William Henry and Nola Coplan Mourning. She was united in marriage August 10, 1938 in Burlington, Iowa, to Keith Beck, he preceded her in death on May 31, 1999. She was also preceded by her parents and 1 Son: Jerry Beck.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Sons: Russell and Verla Beck of Fredericksburg, Texas, Richard Beck of Colchester, 1 Daughter: Joyce and Jerry Whitlock, Colchester, 6 Grandchildren: Lisa Foster, Macomb, Brian and Christy Beck, Good Hope, Heather Sizemore, Bloomington, Illinois, Stacy and Josh Steele, Table Grove, Mindy and Jason Featherlin, Industry, Delci and JD Ditterman, Texas, 13 Great Grandchildren: Taylor and Noah Ditterman, Texas, Isabella Foster, Macomb, Owen and Kate Beck, Good Hope, Reece and Megan Sizemore, Bloomington, Mabelle Rowe, Table Grove, Makenna Le Febvore, Table Grove, Keysa Steele, Table Grove, Kyler Steele, Table Grove, Garret Beck, Industry, Oliva Featherlin, Industry, 1 Brother: William Herschel Mourning, Colchester.
Vivian was a member of Fandon Christian Church in Fandon, Illinois, she was a Homemaker, and loved her family.
Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday March 28, 2016, at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with Rev. Lee Unger. Memorial is Donors Choice. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handleing arraignments for the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Larry D. "Zeke" Zimmerman - 781/12/1938 - 3/21/2016
Larry D. “Zeke” Zimmerman age 78 of Augusta, Illinois, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois. He was born January 12, 1938 in La Harpe, Illinois to Marion and Lucille Lefler Zimmerman. He was united in marriage on October 1, 1960, in Macomb, to Roxie Powell.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife: Roxie of Augusta, 3 Sons: Ed of Montgomery, Texas, Dennis of Augusta, Illinois, Dale and Amy of Beardstown, Illinois, 2 Daughters: Cindy and Shawn Hamilton, Augusta, Illinois, Tammy and Nick Cook, Camdenton, Missouri, 9 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, 1 Brother: Jerry Michelle Zimmerman, Roseville, Illinois, 3 Sisters: Linda McHone Fowler, Macomb, Illinois, Sandy Hamm, Industry, Illinois, Sharon Konkler, Macomb, Illinois.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Grandson: Derrick and 1 Aunt: Vera Barton.
Larry attended Bethel Baptist Church, and had been employed by Heinfold Hog Market.
Funeral services are 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 25, 2016, at Jones Mortuary, in Colchester with Pastor Jim Richardson. Burial will follow the services at Bethel Cemetery, rural Fandon. Visitation with the family will be from 12 Noon to 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Funeral Home. Memorial is to the Back pack program. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Thursday. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
William F. Henness - 824/13/1933 - 3/1/2016
William F. Henness, 82 of Colchester. After a 2 year battle with cancer, with the dedicated love and care of his wife, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 1, 2016. He was born April 13, 1933, to John W. Henness and Lucia B. Crocker. For more than 62 years, he shared life with his wife, Virgie A. Roberts Nelson, whom he married on July 3, 1953. Shortly there after, he adopted Virgie’s daughter, Carol.
At the age of 17, he joined the U.S. Army. He proudly served his country in Korea as a sniper until a battle wound led to a medical discharge, earning a Purple Heart.
He worked at Hemps / King Seeley for 31 years and the Elms Nursing Home for 10 years. He also served as a lay minister for about 10 years. Some of his interest over the years include photography, hunting and shooting marksmanship, archery and running. But most of all he loved his country and family.
He is survived by his wife, Virgie, of Colchester and three children: Carol (David) Reedy, Naperville, Mark, Plymouth and Melody (Carlton) Berndt, Cherry Valley, one sister; Dorothy Bodenhamer, and one brother; Robert Henness both of Colchester. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Colchester Rescue Squad and McDonough District Hospital Hospice.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with the Rev. Dennis Clements, Burial with full Military Rites by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Thursday. Memorial is to Colchester Rescue Squad. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Helen B. Cordell - 9310/18/1922 - 2/27/2016
Macomb Formerly of Colchester
Helen B. Cordell, age 93 of Macomb, formerly of Colchester, passed away February 27, 2016, at O.S.F. in Peoria, Illinois. She was born October 18, 1922, in Novinger, Missouri, to Frank and Lucy Donnelly Beck. Helen married Carroll DeVere Danner in Arlington, Virginia on October 28, 1944, he preceded her in death on January 2, 1961. She later married James W. Cordell, in Macomb, Illinois on April 14, 1961, he preceded her in death on August 30, 2010.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, 4 Brothers: Henry S. Beck, Frank Beck Jr., Harold Beck, Robert Beck, 2 Sisters: Virginia Murphy, and Ina Reynolds.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Daughter Lucinda (Grant) Gainey, Cary, North Carolina, 2 Grandchildren: Ryan and Bridget.
Helen was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb, McDonough District Hospital Auxiliary.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb with Rev. Mike Thomas. The family will meet with friends following the service in the church Narthex. Private internment will be held at a later date at Gibson Cemetery, Fandon and Astoria Cemetery, Astoria. Memorial is to Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements. To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Marilyn I. Cavett - 913/1/1924 - 2/11/2016
Macomb formerly of Colchester
Marilyn I. Cavett passed away Thursday morning, February 11, 2016, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb. She was born on March 1, 1924, in Macomb to Albert and Lena Henderson Watson. Marilyn married Charles Cavett on April 3, 1948, at Camp Creek Parsonage. He preceded her in death June 29th, 2009.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 3 Children: Beverly (Roger) Lundeen of Galesburg, Lynn ( Cindy) Cavett and Lonnie (Vickie) Cavett of Macomb, Eight Grandchildren: Jeff (Karen), Jennifer, Max and Jack Cavett and Tracie, Justin, Shannon and Chade Lundeen and two Great Grandchildren: Cam and Claire. Also surviving are TwoBrothers: Randall and Gene (Carol) Watson of Macomb.
Marilyn was Valedictorian of her Macomb High Senior Class in 1941 and also a graduate of Gem City Business College in Quincy, Illinois. She enjoyed being a homemaker and a member of the McDonough County home extension. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Colchester. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 15, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Dennis Clements. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Visitation with the family will be 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Monday at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday. Memorials are to McDonough District Hospital Hospice or the Elms Nursing Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Judith A. Martin - 6911/20/1946 - 2/2/2016
Judith A. Martin age 69 of Colchester passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at O.S.F. in Peoria, Illinois. She was born November 20, 1946, in Keokuk, Iowa, to John and Louise Goon Kull. Judy was united in marriage to Clarence Martin, June 1967 in Keokuk, Iowa.
Surviving to mourn her passing are her Husband: Clarence of Colchester, 1 Son: Tony and Debra Martin, Blandinsville, 2 Daughters: Tami Martin, Colchester and Kelley Martin, Macomb, 8 Grandchildren: Trista, Britany, Anthony, Courtney, Austin, Destiny, Celeste, Noah, 6 Great Grandchildren: Dakoda, Chase, Decklaw, Baylie, Carsynn, Bella, 1 Brother: Kevin Kull, Keokuk, Ia. and 1 Sister: Sister Kathy Kull, St.Louis, MO.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, 2 Grandchildren: Mason Smith and Gabriella Martin.
Judy taught Catholicism at St. Pauls Church for 22 years, member of the Women’s Guild, active in Bible Study groups. She was awarded the McDonough County Good Samaritan Award, 10 years ago. Judy was in private home health care. Most of all, she was a wonderful Christian women, friend, mother and wife.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, February 5, 2016, at St.Pauls Church in Macomb, with Monsignor Richard Pricco. Burial will follow the services at St. Paul Cemetery, in Macomb. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at St. Pauls Church in Macomb, with a Wake service at 7:00 P.M. Memorial is to the Family. A luncheon will be served at St. Pauls School Gym following the services at the grave. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
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