Deidra A. James - 233/22/1987 - 11/9/2010
Deidra A. James age 23 of Colchester, passed away at 11:40 P.M. Wednesday, November 10 at O.S. F. Medical Center in Peoria. She was born March 23, 1987 in Macomb to Randy and Darla K. Welch James, they survive of Colchester. Also surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Brother; Tony James of Plymouth, 1 Grand Mother; E. Juanita James, 1 Aunt, 2 Uncles; Timothy L. James and Ron Welch, along with 6 Cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandfather; Joseph C. James and Grand parents; Raymond and Shirley Welch.
Deidra had been employed at Wesley Village as the Asst. Activities Director. She was a member of the Argyle Gas Engine Club, West Prairie F.F.A. Alumni and loved to rescue dogs and cats. She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, November 15 at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Dean Reeverts, officiant. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday at the Funeral home. Friends may view at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday till time of services. Burial will take place at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Memorials are to the Argyle Gas Engine Club or the McDonough County Animal Shelter. To leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Nancy J. Danielson - 513/13/1959 - 11/5/2010
Nancy J. Danielson age 51 of 1311 North County Road 2900, Plymouth, Illinois, went to be with her Lord at 5:40 P.M. Saturday, November 6, at her home with her family, by her side. She was born March 14, 1959 in Rushville, Illinois to Albert and Lela Uitts Coplan. She was united in marriage on July 16, 1995 in Tennessee, Illinois to David Danielson, he survives. Also surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Daughter; Amanda and Chris Jones (Self) of Rushville, 2 Sons; Bryan Ellis Danielson ( Tones ) of Plymouth, Buckley Albert Danielson of Plymouth, 3 Grandchildren; Liberty Ella Ann Jones, Brandon and Dalton Jones all of Rushville, 1 Brother; Randy and Kelley Coplan, Colchester, 6 Sisters; Linda Coplan, Bettendorf, Iowa, Leann and Mitch Brown, Colchester, Marcia Savage, Bettendorf, Iowa, Jolene and Rory Mason, Colchester, Karen Henness, Plymouth, and Sharon and Jeff Rusher, Macomb.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and 1 Daughter; Colette Elaine Danielson.
Nancy was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, HIlls Grove United Methodist Women, an active Voice for the cure Susan G. Komen, 1977 graduate of Colchester High School. She had owned and operated the Carousel Day Care Home for over 18 years. In 1993, she received her CNA from Lincoln Land College and worked in the Home Health. Nancy had also been employed by AT&T, as a telephone operator. She was last employed by West Prairie School District as a School Bus Driver. Nancy loved and cared for her family.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 10, at the Bethel Baptist Church, with Pastor Jim Richardson. Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 9 at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are to the McDonough District Hospital Linda’s Fund, Buckley’s Education Fund, or Blessing Hospital Hospice. Burial will take place at Hills Grove Cemetery. To leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Norma Jean Knowles - 8110/5/1929 - 11/4/2010
Norma Jean Knowles, age 81 of Macomb, went to be with her lord on November 5, 2010, at 3:15 P.M., at the Elms Nursing home in Macomb. She was born October 6, 1929, in Beardstown, Illinois, to Virgil and Catherine Hoagland Mason.
In 1948, she was united in marriage to Don Knowles, they shared there life together for 30 years, he passed away in 1978. Norma Jean was also preceded in death by her parents, and 1 infant brother.
Norma Jean is survived by her brother; Larry and Jaynne Mason of Macomb, 3 Nephews, Monte and Roxanne Mason, Blandinsville, Todd and Kris Mason, Bartlett, Illinois, Clay and Jen Mason, Belleville, Illinois, 8 Great Nephews and Nieces; Glade and Garek Mason, Brittnie and Haley Mason, Hannah Mason, Montana Mason, Dylan Mason, Ayden Mason.
Norma Jean had been a bookkeeper until 1974 and Realtor until 2004. She was a member of the Argyle Bible Church, she Loved the Lord and enjoyed serving him. She was very devoted to her family.
Memorial services will be, 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 13 at Argyle Bible Church, with Rev. Mike Deblois officiant. Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services at the Church. Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorial is to the Argyle Bible Church Missions Fund. To leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Donna Raye Kleinkopf - 742/1/1936 - 10/22/2010
Donna Raye Kleinkopf age 74 of Colchester, passed away at 10:35 P.M. Saturday, October 23, 2010, at the Great River Hospice House, in Burlington, Iowa. Donna was born February 2, 1936 in Sulpher Springs, Arkansas to Ernest and J. Ruth Tharpe Louderman. She was united in marriage on February 27, 1955, in Colchester to Donald E. Kleinkopf, he preceded her in death on November 9, 1999. Also preceding her were her parents, 1 - Brother; Dwight Louderman, 1 - Sister in law; Shirley Louderman, 1 - Infant Son; Danny Lane Kleinkopf.
Donna is survived by 1 Son; Kevin and Lisa Kleinkopf, Colchester, 1 - Daughter; Kelley and Randy Coplan, Colchester, 6 Grandchildren; Chris Coplan, Jeff and Glynnis Coplan, Jason Coplan, Anna and Ryan Sykes, Cindy Kleinkopf and Sonya Kleinkopf, 2 - Step Grandchildren; Tasha, Giddings and Trent Giddings, 2 - Great Grandchildren; Denver Mitchell and Braden Coplan, 2 - Brothers; Jim Louderman, Galesburg , Max and Marge Louderman, Springfield, 1 Sister; Dixie and Wayne Hightower, Colchester and 4 - Sister In Laws; Margaret Louderman, Pat Schisler, Sharon Bloomfield, Curlene Booz.
Donna was a devoted mother, sister and wife and loved the Lord with all her heart. She loved her family starting with her identical twin sister Dixie then on to her husband Don and children, niece, nephew, grandchildren and great grandchildren as they came along. Like most grandmothers, Donna spent a lot of her time spoiling her grandchildren and spent countless hours sitting on the bleachers at basketball, baseball or volleyball games and there was always plenty of Pepsi and candy bars on hand at grandma's.
Donna loved, sewing, cross stitching and quilting and long before Facebook she was involved in an earlier form of social networking known as the Sew and So Club where there is more visiting than actual sewing. After Don passed away she became involved with the Tuesday Lunch Bunch and always looked forward to lunch with the girls and their road trips to Branson for shopping and shows.
Donna loved sports and spent hours watching any Cub's game or sporting event on TV and if there were no sports on there was always the Food Network.
Growing up a Pastor's daughter she was always involved in church and related activities through the years and missed going to church when her health didn't allow it.
Donna was a loving and caring person and will be sorely missed by all those who knew her.
Donna attended Faith Fellowship Church in Tennessee, Illinois and was a Charter member of the Sew and So Club, Colchester.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, October, 27, 2010, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, Officiants for the service will be Rev. Bruce Goettsche and Rev. Larry Rickard. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Argyle Cemetery, rural Colchester. Friends may view at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday till time of services. Memorials are to the Faith Fellowship Church or Great River Hospice House. To leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Clarence Sloan Aten - 954/21/1915 - 10/19/2010
Clarence Sloan Aten age 95 of Macomb, passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb. He was born April 22, 1915, in Schuyler County to Clarence and Bertha Montooth Aten.
He was united in marriage to Ruth K. Black on August 7, 1943 in Carthage, Illinois. She preceded him in death on August 12, 1999. He was preceded in death by his son Russell, 3 brothers, Keith, George, and Richard, and two sisters, Madelyn Cristine and Maxine Allison.
Surviving are two grandsons, Carey Aten of St. Louis, MO and Corey (Molly) Aten of Graham, WA; great-granddaughter, Lily Montana Aten, and great grandson Cody Allan Aten; three brothers, Roscoe of Macomb, IL, Rex of Provo UT, and Bob of Carson City NV; niece Luan Aten of Macomb and 2 - nephew’s; Mark (Janet) Aten of Oxford, MS. and Larry and (Louise) Aten, Jacksonville, Fl.
Sloan was a lifetime farmer, working with cattle for over 70 years. He also was proud of his service with Jennings Sale Barn and Hemp Company of Macomb. He was a member of Jerusalem United Methodist Church.
He and his wife Ruth routinely visited area nursing homes on Sundays for over 20 years. Sloan loved to garden and shared its bounty with family and friends.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 25th at Jones Mortuary, Colchester , IL Officiant for the services will be Rev. Alan Simonson. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Friends may view at the funeral home after 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24th. Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital. To leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Donald R. Marlow - 8110/29/1928 - 10/11/2010
Donald R. Marlow age 81 of Bushnell, Illinois, passed away at 3:10 P.M. Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at Heartland Healthcare in Macomb. He was born October 30, 1928, in Blandinsville, Illinois to Hollis and Hazel Foster Marlow. Don was united in marriage to Connie Reynolds on July 31, 1989 in Kahoka, Mo., she preceded him in death on December 24, 1991. Also preceding him in death is 1 - Brother; Edward “Speed” Marlow.
Surviving to mourn his passing is 1 Sister; Ellen Martin Bennett, of Macomb, 3 - Nieces; Dixie Bisby, Colchester, Donna Wetzel, Colchester, Doris Scheirer, Greentown, Pa.,
4 - Nephews; Lloyd Martin, Larry Martin, Robert Martin and Jack Martin, 19 - Great Nieces and Nephews, 27 - Great - Great - Nieces and Nephews and 4 Great - Great - Great Nieces.
Don served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He had been employed by International Harvester of Moline and last for C.I.P.S. in Macomb for 30 years. He was a member of IOOF, Bushnell Lodge, the Macomb American Legion Post 6, Argyle Gas Engine Club and Crooked Creek Antique Tractor Club.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 16, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with the Rev. Kenneth Jarvis officiant. Visitation will be 1 hour, prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will take place, at Blandinsville South Cemetery, with Military Rites, at the Grave by the Macomb American Legion and the Macomb V.F.W.. Memorial is to the McDonough County Dare Program. Friends may view, and sign the register book, at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday, till time of services. To leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
John M. Cuba - 8611/18/1923 - 10/6/2010
John Mark Cuba 86 of rural Tennessee, went to be with his Lord at 3:35 P.M. Thursday, October 7, 2010 at his home with his loving family by his side. John was born November 19, 1923 in Tennessee Township, McDonough County to Bert and Agnes (Wilcox) Cuba. He married Evelyn Hicken on June 11, 1949,
in Higbee, Missouri.
Survived by one son and three daughters - Letha (Gary) Clark, Industry, IL; Luan (Tom) Underwood, Nashville, TN; Lyndall (Janice) Cuba, Downs, IL; and Audrey (Bill) Prynn, Phoneix, AZ; nine grandchildren - Tonya (Jeff) Woods, Krista (Kevin) Groenewold, Leslie (Myron) Kessler, Beth (Brady) Stewart, Jessica Cuba, Lindsey Cuba, Landon Cuba, Will Prynn, and Carley Prynn; and seven great-grandchildren - Logan Woods, Cooper Woods, Cassidy Woods, Nolan Groenewold, Madeline Groenewold, Abigail Kessler, and Olivia Kessler; two sisters and one brother - Mary Prentice, Elva Jefferson, Paul (Velma) Cuba; and many wonderful nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, one niece, and one nephew: Allen (Stella and Eleanor) Cuba, Lawrence (Martha) Cuba, George Prentice, Hoyt Jefferson, Anita Jefferson, and Bert Cuba.
John was employed as a farmer for most of his life. During WWII (1943 - 1945), he was trained as a torpedo man, serving on board the aircraft carrier USS Marcus Island. During his tour of duty in the South Pacific he saw many battles, including the Battle of Leyte--the largest naval battle of WWII. Upon returning from WWII, John began farming and attended Western Illinois University. After retiring from farming, he worked at McDonough FS and with the Illinois Crop Statistical Program. He was an active member in farm-related organizations and county governance, serving multiple terms and holding offices on both the McDonough County Board and the McDonough County Farm Bureau Board. He also served as a volunteer at McDonough
District Hospital. John began his faith journey at the tender age of six weeks, making his first trip to church in a horse-drawn sleigh. He was an earnest worker and life-long member of Hills Grove United Methodist Church, where he held many offices throughout his lifetime. For more than 50 years he served as a director for the Hills Grove Cemetery Association. Most of all, John was a special husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend who was loved greatly by family and friends.
Funeral services will be Monday, October 11 at 10:00 A.M. at the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church, Rev. Don Long, will officiate. Burial will take place at Hillsgrove Cemetery with Military Rites at the grave by Macomb V.F.W and Macomb American Legion. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. Sunday, October 10 at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Sunday. Memorials are to Chaddock Boys School or McDonough District Hospital Hospice. Friends may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Clyde H. Paul - 771/20/1933 - 9/18/2010
Clyde H. Paul age 77 of Colchester, lost his 10 year battle with cancer at his home in Colchester, at 8:30 A.M., Sunday, September 19, 2010. He was born in Harrison, Arkansas on January 21, 1933, to William L. and Amanda Lasley Paul. Clyde was united in marriage to Hazel M. Inman, on September 10, 1955, in Warsaw, Illinois. She survives of Colchester. Also surviving to mourn his passing are 4 - Sons; Herbert L. and Nita Paul, Colchester, Clifton W. and Sue Paul, Bluffs, Illinois, Robert E. and Cindy Paul, Lemon Springs, N.C., William A. and Patty Paul, Canton, Illinois, 1 - Daughter: Kathy M. and Jim Mayhugh, Colchester, Illinois, 13 - Grandchildren, 8 - Great Grandchildren, 2 - Half Brothers; James Thomas and Samuel Thomas, 6 - Sisters: Mary Fisher, Bonnie, Becky, Shirley, Kerron and Jewel.
Clyde was preceded in death by his parents, 2 - Grandchildren, 1 - Brother: Robert Thomas and 1 - Sister: Joyce Thomas.
Clyde served his country during the Korean Conflict, in the United States Marines. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, and the Bass Anglers of America.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, Rev. Robert Tillman officiant. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the services, at the funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday till time of services. Burial will take place at Bowen Cemetery, Bowen, Illinois, with military rites at the grave by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion. Memorial is to the Blessing Hospital Cancer Center. Friends may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Vonna M. Matthews - 937/21/1917 - 9/7/2010
Vonna M. Matthews age 93, of Tennessee, Illinois, passed away at 5:45 A.M. Wednesday, September 8, at the Elms Nursing Center, in Macomb. She was born July 22, 1917 in Colchester to A.z. and Nellie May Canote Carson. Vonna was united in marriage on December 10, 1939, in Kahoka, Mo., to John Leonard Matthews. He preceded her in death on March 16, 2007. also preceding her were her parents, 1 - Son; Robert Matthews, 3 - Brothers; Herbert, Arlo and Delbert Carson, and 1 - Sister; Nita Spangler.
Surviving to mourn her passing is 1 - Sister; Mary and Richard Dixon, along with several nieces and nephews.
Vonna was a homemaker, member of the Colchester First Christian Church, served on the Hospital Auxiliary and loved gardening, flowers, rock gardens and needle work.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, September 13, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, Roger Carson, Officiant. Visitation will be Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Funeral Home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, in Macomb. Friends may call after 12 noon Saturday, till time of services. Memorial is to the Colchester Rescue Squad or Colchester First Christian Church. Friends may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Martha Jane Irish - 596/30/1951 - 8/29/2010
her home in rural Blandinsville
Martha Jane Irish age 59 of Rural Blandinsville, passed away at 11:11 A.M. Monday, August 30 at her home, with her family at her side. She was born July 1, 1951, in Macomb to Eben J. and Mary Jane Welch Irish.
Martha is survived by her Mother Mary Jane Irish of Colchester, 1 - Son; Ethan Irish of Macomb, 1 - Daughter; Jane Wayland, Reno, Nevada, 2 - Brothers; Ralph and Kathy Irish, Blandinsville, John Irish, Blandinsville, 3 - Sisters; Laura Irish, Allentown, Pa., Karen Bierman, Centraila, Il., and Julie Irish, Colchester, along with several nieces, nephews and a great neice. Martha was preceded in death by her father.
Martha owned and operated Sunnyside Garden Market in Colchester for 10 years. She graduated from Northwestern High School in 1969. She went to ISU, ASU, and Western Illinois University. She loved school and would have been a professional student, if she could have gotten paid. Martha made Dolls, Quilts, Rugs, Embroidery and Oragami. She loved the woods, planted thousands of trees, hunted mushrooms, and was the whitetail deer biggest defender in November. She could be heard yelling “Run for your lives Deer!”. She was a caretaker, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. Martha will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, September 2 at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Cremation rites have been accorded, private family services will be held at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home after 12 noon Thursday. Memorial is to the Blessing Hospice of Hancock County. Friends may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
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