Eugene M. Wilhelm - 789/5/1936 - 7/1/2015
Eugene M. Wilhelm, age 78 of Colchester, Illinois went home to his Lord at 9:11 am on July 1, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.
He was born on September 5, 1936 near Industry, Illinois to Justus Leo and Nancy Edna (Parker) Wilhelm.
Eugene first married Loydetta Hayes and she predeceased him. Eugene and Sandra L. Leftridge were united in marriage on May 27, 1966, at the Disciple of Christ Christian Church in Macomb, Illinois and she survives in Colchester.
Also surviving to mourn his passage are three sons: Stephen (Hollie) Wilhelm of Dallas City, IL; Franklin (Thelma) Wilhelm of Newport, TN; Mark (Suzie) Wilhelm of Cosby, TN; Two Daughters: Penny (Jim) Pollock of Macomb, IL; Elizabeth (Tom) Duvall of Macomb, IL; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; his brother Jerry (Merrye) Wilhelm, of New London, IA; nieces, nephews and children of his heart.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; sister Nancy Chenoweth; Daughter Connie Wilhelm, grandson Daniel Wilhelm, great-grandson Louis Wilhelm; nephew Eric Wilhelm, his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Eugene was a member The Crossing Church in Macomb, IL; Gold Wing Road Riders; American Motorcycle Assoc. He was a past Girl Scout and Boy Scout Leader. He was also a past member of the Colchester Fire Department and the Colchester Lions Club. He volunteered at The Crossing Food Pantry.
Eugene has been employed by the City of Colchester, NTN-Bower Manufacturing and Yetter Manufacturing.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, gardening, volunteering, enjoyed a good joke, visiting with family and friends and dancing with Sandy.
The funeral will be 10;30 A.M., Friday, July 10, 2015 at Jones Mortuary in Colchester, Illinois, with Rev. Timm Harting. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. The family will Celebrate his Life and meet with friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Funeral Home. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Wednesday. Cremation rites have been recorded. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Colchester Fire Department or Illinois Cancer Care Foundation. To view the full obit or leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Bernard J. Lewis - 8910/22/1925 - 6/21/2015
Bernard J Lewis, 89, of Colchester, Illinois, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Illinois.
Bernard was born October 21, 1925 in Emmet Township, son of Philip and Anna (Doran) Lewis.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margaret (Hinman) Lewis, two sisters, Doris Edwards, Macomb, IL and Joann Moore, Blandinville, IL, five children, Susan McSperritt, Macomb, IL, Steven (Cynthia) Lewis, Warrenville, IL, June (Tom) Reams, Gilson, IL, Rose (Jay) Garrison, Knoxville, IL, and George (Kim) Lewis, Bloomington, IL, nine grandchildren, Dennis (Jennifer) Reams, Karen Reams, James Lewis, Andrew (Katy) Garrison, Mark McSperritt (Jennifer), Amanda (Chris) Lempke, Anna Lewis, Emily (Matt) Gerig, Brett Lewis, six great grandchildren, Karissa Kitch, Janna Reams, Natalie Reams, Madison Garrison, Catelynn Garrison, Charlotte Gerig, and one great great grandson Aden Kitch.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sons, Douglas Mark Lewis and Stanley Wayne Lewis, two brothers, Edward Lewis and John Lewis and two sisters, Helen Lewis, and Mary Williams.
Bernard graduated from Macomb High School, Macomb, IL where he played basketball and football. He enlisted in the United States Army, was assigned to the Army Air Corps, and served in Italy during World War II. He and family members operated the Lewis Rock Quarry. Later he worked for the Martin Ready Mix, before joining Western Illinois University as a stationary engineer at the physical plant.
He was former alderman and mayor of the City of Colchester, coached Colchester Little League teams and the Colchester Cyclones, a girls fast pitch softball team and was a Boy Scout leader.
He was a life-long member of St Paul’s Catholic Church, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Gold Hills Golf Club, and a former member of the Emmet Rangers.
Interests included the Cubs, golf, card games, maintenance of three cemeteries, socializing with family and friends, and repairing golf carts and lawn mowers.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Macomb, with Monsignor Richard Pricco. Burial will follow the services at St. Paul Cemetery in Macomb. Visitation with the family will be 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. Wednesday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday. The family suggests memorials to the Colchester Rescue Squad or Mississippi Valley Blood Bank. The family cannot stress enough the value of blood donations to help people like Bernard with blood disorders. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
L. Evelyn Cuba - 863/23/1929 - 6/18/2015
L. EVELYN CUBA was born March 23, 1929 in rural Kaseyville, Missouri to Ida Belle (Coleman) Hicken and Lucas Christian Hicken. She grew up in Missouri, living many of those years in Higbee, Missouri. On June 11, 1949 she married John M. Cuba of Tennessee, Illinois. The couple was married in the home of her parents, enabling them and others of her family to share the joy of that day. Following a honeymoon to Pikes Peak, the couple began their lives together in rural Tennessee, Illinois where they spent their entire married life.
Evelyn is survived by the couple’s four children: Letha (Gary) Clark, Industry, Illinois; Luan (Tom) Underwood, Navarre, Florida; Lyndall (Janice) Cuba, Downs, Illinois; Audrey (Bill) Prynn, Phoenix, 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, along with nine great-grandchildren: Logan Woods, Cooper Woods, Cassidy Woods, Nolan Groenewold, Madeline Groenewold, Abigail Kessler, Olivia Kessler, Annabelle Kessler, and Ruby Stewart.
She is also survived by two sisters, Ione DeJoia and Erma Brown, one brother-in-law, Bragg Brown, and one sister-in-law, Billie Hicken, as well as many special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Listle C. Hicken, Roy W. Hicken, Orlin J. Hicken and Harold W. Hicken; three sisters, Rosanna Hicken, Dena Hicken, and Trellas Helmich, two brothers-in-law, Otto Helmich and Carmen DeJoia; and three sisters-in-law, Ruby Hicken, Mildred Hicken, and Lillian Hicken; and four nephews and two nieces.
In her teens, Evelyn worked in Higbee’s Old Fashioned Department Store and Randolph County’s Bookmobile. During her married life, Evelyn was active in Hills Grove United Methodist Women, Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, and McDonough District Hospital Auxiliary. She collected data for the Illinois State Crop Reporting Service, worked at the Colchester State Bank, and was staff secretary for Western Illinois University Dean of College of Business, retiring in 1991 after 20 years of service. While working at WIU, Evelyn took advantage of several class offerings. After retiring from WIU, she enjoyed many volunteer activities as well as part-time work at Kathy’s Florist and Greenhouse. All her married life, Evelyn was a devoted and active member of the Hills Grove United Methodist Church. As a tribute to her years of active and tireless service, she was honored as 2006 UMW Woman of the Year.
Funeral services will be Monday, June 22, 2015, at 10:00 A.M. at the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church, Rev. Dan Schenck, will officiate. Burial will take place at Hills Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Sunday. Memorials may be made to Chaddock Boys School or McDonough District Hospital Hospice, Hillsgrove United Methodist Church. To view the full obit or leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Royale N. Hendrickson - 787/9/1936 - 6/13/2015
Royale N. Hendrickson age 78 of Fandon, Illinois, passed away at 6:15 P.M., Saturday, June13, 2015, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb, Illinois. He was born July 9, 1936 in Good Hope, Illinois, to Royale N. and Darlyne Smith Hendrickson.
Surviving to mourn his passing is his Mother: Darlyne of Fandon, 1 Son: Mike Hendrickson, Fandon, 1 Step Son: Parker Webster, Decatur, 1 Step Daughter: Rose Gauer, Decatur, 2 Grandchildren: Brayden and Adeleine Hendrickson, 1 Brother: Stanley Smith, Reno, Nevada, 3 Sisters: Frances Ayers, Macomb, Wilma Welch, Colchester, and Penny Hunt, Reno, Nevada.
Royale was preceded in death by his Father: Royale N. Hendrickson and 1 Son: Larry Hendrickson.
Royale was an Electrician for Trico in Decatur, Illinois. He served his country in the United States Air Force.
Cremation Rites have been accorded, private Graveside services will be held at a later date, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family. Memorial is to Colchester Rescue and can be sent or left at Jones Mortuary, 217 E. Depot Street, Colchester. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Goldie R. Depoy - 845/29/1930 - 5/27/2015
Goldie R. Depoy age 84 of Bardolph, Illinois, passed away at 7:20 A.M. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the home of her daughter in Bardolph. She was born May 29, 1930 in Macomb, Illinois to Glen and Gladys Bryan Griffith.
She was united in marriage on October 22, 1947, in Bushnell to, Orville L. Depoy, he preceded her in death on December 3, 2013, she was also preceded by her parents, 2 Brothers: Francis Griffith and Lyle Griffith.
Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Son; Jerry and Carrie Depoy, Macomb, 2 Daughters: Rosa and Ronald McCoy, Rockport, Texas and Anna and Mike Arnold, Bardolph, 8 Grandchildren: Anita Gooden, Rockport, Texas, Rhonda Titchnell, Rockport Texas, Anthony Depoy, Macomb, Paul Depoy, Winamac, Ind., Cassidy Depoy, Macomb, Grant Depoy, Macomb, Crystal Laktas, Keokuk, Iowa, Scott Laktas, Bardolph, 10 Great Grandchildren, 8 Great Great Grandchildren and 2 Sisters: Glenna Curtis, St. Augustine, Illinois, Evelyn and Jerry Quigle, LaHarpe, Illinois, 1 Brother: Harold and Vilia Griffeth, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Goldie was a member of the Macomb Eagles Aux. and, the Fandon Christian Church. She worked for the Macomb School District for 10 years as a Cook at the High School.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Lee Unger. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Visitation with the family will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, May 29, 2015, at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 11:00 A.M. Friday till time of services. Memorial is to Alzheimer's. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Lana S. Wheeler - 678/2/1947 - 5/24/2015
Lana S. Wheeler age 67 of Prairie City, passed away at 2:26 P.M. Sunday, May 24, 2015, at the Prairie City Healthcare and Rehab. She was born August 2, 1947, in Macomb to Paul S. and Lola Wells Powell. Lana was united in marriage to George Wheeler. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: Paul and Crystal Eddington, Colchester, 1 Brother: Michael and Sally Powell, Macomb.
She was a Homemaker.
Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester after 10:00 A.M. Wednesday. Memorial is to the Colchester Rescue Squad. Condolences may be expressed to the family at Jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Michael D. Roberts Sr. - 5611/18/1958 - 5/1/2015
Michael D. Roberts Sr. age 56 of Oquawka, Illinois, passed away at 1:15 A.M. Friday, May 1, 2015, at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa. He was born November 18, 1958, in Macomb, Illinois to Richard Elmer and Erma Jean Gittings Roberts.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Mother: Erma Jean Gittings, Oquawka, Illinois, 1 Son: Michael Roberts Jr., Macomb, 1 Daughter: C.J. Gordon, Macomb, 5 Granddaughters: Haddie Roberts, Rilya Kirby Roberts, Era Kirby Roberts, Mika Gordon, Nevaeh Gordon, 1 Brother: Richard Roberts, Hamilton, Illinois, and 1 Sister: Kathryn Curry, West Point, Illinois.
Michael was preceded in death by his Father, Grandparents, and Step Grandfather: Larry Gittings.
He was a self employed truck driver, and served his country in the United States Army.
Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at GoodHope Cemetery, Good Hope, Illinois, with Rev. Randy Whitmire. Visitation with the family will be 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at the Jones Mortuary, Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 10:00 A.M. Tuesday. Memorial is to the family of Michael. Condolences may be expressed to the family at Jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Anita J. VanFleet - 757/21/1939 - 4/17/2015
Anita J. Van Fleet age 75 of Colchester, passed away at 9:08 P.M. Friday, April 17, 2015, at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. She was born July 21, 1939, at Colchester to Louise Thompson. On October 15, 1958, she was united in marriage to Dannie VanFleet, he survives of Colchester.
Surviving to mourn her passing are Step Father: Dick Hacket, Henderson, Nevada, Husband: Dannie of Colchester, 1 Son: Pat and Verena VanFleet, St. Paul Minnesota, 1 Daughter: Jackie and Mike Dolphin, West Des Moines, Iowa, 5 Grandchildren: Sam, Matt, Rachel VanFleet, Charlie and Cate Dolphin, 1 Step Brother; Mike and Adela Hackett, and 1 Half Sister; Pat.
Anita was preceded in death by her Mother: Louise, 1 Grandson: Andy VanFleet.
Anita had owned and operated a beauty shop for 12 years in Farmington, Illinois, she had also been the City of Farmington, City Clerk.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 23, 2015, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Mark Smith. Burial will take place at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester following the services. Visitation with the family will be 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Wednesday. Memorial is to the Colchester Rescue Squad. Condolences may be expressed to the family at Jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Albert Lee Mustain - 673/26/1948 - 4/11/2015
Albert Lee Mustain passed away on April 11, 2015, at his home in Pekin, Illinois. He was born on March 26, 1948 to Damon and Lala Martin Mustain in Macomb, Illinois. They preceded him in death as did his infant brother: Glen Edward Mustain.
Albert Married Peggy welch Mustain on October 4, 1969. 6 Children followed: Clint and (Stacie) Mustain of Mackinaw, Illinois, Kyle and (Kristy) Mustain of Peoria, Illinois, Krista Mustain of Colchester, Illinois, Curtis Mustain, Lincoln, Illinois, Collin Mustain, Lincoln, Illinois, Corey Mustain , Lincoln, Illinois, his Grandchildren: Jackson, Erich, Caden, Kyleigh, Cooper, Roman and Katherine, his Sister: Emma Day of Denver, Illinois, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Albert was a member of I.B.E.W. Local #34 for 40 years. He was also a member of the Colchester First Christian Church, the Colchester Masonic Lodge, The National Rifle Association and the Pekin Eagles Club. Albert also served part time as a police officer for 3 years in Colchester.
Memorial service will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Colchester First Christian Church, with Rev. Clint Mustain. Visitation with the family will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, April 17, 2015, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 10:00 A.M. Thursday. Private Entombment of the Cremains will be held at Blandinsville Mausoleum at a later date. Memorial is to Alberts Grandchildren's Education Fund. Condolences may be expressed to the family at Jonesmortuaryfh.com.
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