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Eleanor N. Long - 85

1/30/1933 - 8/16/2018
Macomb, Illinois

Eleanor N. Long age 85 of Macomb, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Bickford Senior Living in Macomb.  She was born January 30, 1933 in Canton, Illinois to Worley and Bertha Butler Nott.  Eleanor was united in marriage August 25, 1952 in Lewistown, Illinois to Rev. Donald Long.  He preceded her in death on February 15, 2013. 
Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: J.L. McCall, Adair, Illinois and Elizabeth and Kenneth Zwolak, Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, 8 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren, 1 Brother: Charles (Clara K) Nott, Lewistown, Illinois, and 1 Sister: Berta (Gary) Rohrer, Avon, Illinois.
Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 Daughter; C.J. Kremer, 2 Sisters: Reta Torrance, and Janice Funk.
Eleanor had been very active in the United Methodist Women, she loved to bake, sew take walks and work outside.  She loved the time she got to have her family together for a meal.
Cremation Rites have been accorded.  Graveside services will be held at a much later date.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family.  Memorials are to Harbor Light Hospice or Cunningham Children’s Home and can be send to Jones Mortuary, box 352, Colchester, Illinois, 62326.  To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Jurl R. Southerland - 84

8/29/1933 - 7/29/2018
Littleton, Illinois

Jurl R. Southerland age 84 of Littleton, Illinois, with his family at his side, went to be with his Lord, on Sunday, July 29, 2018, at his home in Littleton.  He was born August 29, 1933, in Healdton, Oklahoma, to Fred and Myrtle Heath Southerland.  Jurl was united in  marriage on April 11, 1958, in Yuma, Arizona, to Peggy Barrett.
Surviving to mourn his passing is his wife of 60 years Peggy Southerland, 2 Sons: Jurl (Nell) Southerland, Tim (Marketa) Southerland, 1 Daughter: Sandy Logsdon, 7 Grandchildren: Dowell Southerland, James (Jordan) Southerland, Andrew (Ellie) Southerland, Michael Southerland, Cole (Heather) Logsdon, Sarah (Brett) Burton, Erin Logsdon, 4 Great Grandchildren: Sophia Southerland, Elise Southerland, Wyatt Logsdon and Miles Gene Burton.
Jurl was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Brothers, 4 Sisters, 1 Grandson: Tyler Martin and 1 Son-In-Law: Troy Logsdon.
Jurl had been a foreman for 2 construction companies, out of Springfield and Jacksonville.  In his early years living in Arizona, he was a Golden Glove of Arizona.  Jurl was a member of the Schuyler County Coon Hunters Club, Industry Assembly of God Church where he served in many ways at the church.  Jacksonville Local 477 Labors Union.  Jurl loved being outdoors but most of all he loved the time he spent with his family.
Celebration of Life service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 4, 2018, at the Industry Assembly of God Church, with Tim Southerland and Pastor Jon Keck.  Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services at the church.  Private family graveside services will be held at Blackburn Cemetery at a later date.  In Leu of flowers the family would ask you give to McDonough District Hospital Hospice or Industry Assembly of God World Missions.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Mary L. Bloomfield - 91

10/25/1946 - 7/16/2018
Macomb, Illinois

Mary L. Bloomfield age 91 of Macomb, Illinois, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, at her home in Macomb.  She was born October 25, 1926, in Macomb to Wilber and Gladys Coakley Davidson.  She was united in marriage on August 30, 1946 in Macomb, to Donald Bloomfield.  He preceded her in death on September 23, 1984.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, 1 Son: Donald G. Bloomfield, 2 Brothers: Jerald and Jesse Davidson, 2 Sisters: Evelyn Loring, Wilma Featherlan, and 1 Granddaughter: Melissa Moon Hickey.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Daughter: Cheryl (Arden) Moon, Macomb, 3 Grandsons: Arden (Diane) Moon III, Marquette Heights, Illinois, Todd (Stephanie) Moon, Macomb, Donald (Emily Hughes) Moon, Macomb, 7 Great Grandchildren: Chandler (Kara) Moon, Cody Schisler, Austin (Katie) Moon, Jacob Moon, Joshua Moon, Hannah Moon, and Paige Moon.
Mary was a life member of the Macomb V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.  She had worked at Gold Hills Golf Club and Haeger Pottery.  She loved to read, do puzzle books, play cards especially 4 point pitch, spending time with her husband and family at the cabin on the Mississippi River, and going to Branson Missouri to see shows, and spend time with her family.  Mary was a true fan of George Strait, she would travel any where to see one of his shows.
Private family graveside services will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  The family will meet with friends for a Celebration of Life Supper, at 5:00 P.M. Friday, July 27, 2018, at the Macomb V.F.W..  Memorial is to the Macomb V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handleing arrangements for the family.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Roger L. Clark - 77

2/20/1941 - 7/11/2018
Plymouth, Illinois

Roger L. Clark age 77 of Plymouth, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois.  He was born February 20, 1941 in Lamoine Township, McDonough County, to Newell and Bernice Lester Clark.  Roger was united in marriage in Carthage on June 8, 1960, to Lynda McCracken.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife of 58 years Lynda Clark, 1 Son: Tim (Stacy) Clark, Macomb, 3 Grandchildren: Kallie Jo Clayton, Britta Clark, Austin Clark, 2 Great Grandchildren: Veronica Dillman, Bruce Dillman, 2 Brothers: Richard (Helen) Clark, Colchester, Stanley (Paula) Clark, Plymouth, 1 Sister: Nadene Hoing, Macomb, and many Nieces, Nephews and cousins.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Brothers: Gerald Clark and Larry Clark.
Roger was a lifetime farmer, he had worked at Haeger Pottery in Macomb and retired after 16 years from Yetter Manufacturing in Colchester.  He loved to go fishing and deer hunting.  He enjoyed his old cars and going to car shows with the love of his life Lynda and taking rides in the cars around the area.  Roger’s greatest joy came from the time he spent with his family.
Cremation rites have been accorded.  No services will be held.  Memorial to St. Jude Children's Hospital can be sent  or dropped off to the Jones Mortuary in Colchester Box 352, Colchester, 62326.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Larry R. James - 64

9/22/1953 - 6/25/2018
Blandinsville formerly of Colchester

Larry R. James age 64 of Blandinsville, formerly of Colchester, passed away at his home in Blandinsville on Monday, June 25, 2018.  He was born September 22, 1953 in Macomb, to Benjamin and Elgin McCullough James.  Larry was united in marriage on June 23, 1984, in Colchester, to Paula Graham.
Surviving to mourn his passing is his father: Benny James of Colchester, 2 Sons: Steve (Ashley) James, Macomb, Roger James, Macomb, 2 Brothers: Sidney (Jennifer) James, Bardolph, Michael ( Marjorie) James, Prairie City, 2 Sister’s: Bonnie (Tom) Wilson, Colchester, Becky (Mike) Campbell, Estero, Florida, Larry’s ex-wife: Paula Matthew, Morrow Georgia, along with many Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
Larry was preceded in death by his mother: Elgin James, 1 Sister: Sarah Jane Burke and both sets of his Grandparents.
Larry had worked for 31 1/2 years at Cooper Industries in Macomb, while he was at Cooper, he held offices in the Local ABG Union 86, and then 12 years at Western Illinois University in Building Services, where he retired.  He served his country in the United States Army.  He was a member and very active in the Blandinsville First Christian Church.  He enjoyed going uptown in the mornings to have coffee at Tinks and visiting with his friends.   He also enjoyed playing pool, going to the Y.M.C.A. and watching the Cincinnati Reds play ball.  The thing that brought the most pride was the time he spent with his family, friends and his boys.
Celebration of Life service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 30, 2018, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Gordon Blankenship.  Military Rites will be held at the funeral home by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion. The family will meet with friends 1 hour prior to the services at the funeral home on Saturday.  Private burial of the Cremains will be held at a later date, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 9;00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. Friday, then from 8:00 A.M. till time of services Saturday.  Memorial is to the Blandinsville First Christian Church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Gordon Jeremiah Hocker - 87

7/29/1930 - 6/25/2018
Pekin, Illinois formerly of Colchester

Gordon Jeremiah Hocker 87 of Pekin, Illinois, passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017, at UnityPoint Health-Pekin.  He was born July 29, 1930, in Colchester, to Thomas Clayton and Flora Irene (Harpe) Hocker.  He married Violet M. Tyler on June 6, 1965, in DeKalb, Illinois.
Surviving are his daughter, Denise Hocker of Pekin, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Loretta Jones Degitz, Hannah Lucille Turner and Lolita Hocker.
A United States Air Force veteran on the Korean War, he served from January 12, 1951 to January 11, 1955.  He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Education in 1958 and a Master of Science degree in Education in 1966, both from Western Illinois University in Macomb.  From 1958 to 1968 Gordon served as a teacher, coach, superintendent and principal in Mapleton and Laura, Illinois.  In 1968 he began with Pekin Public Schools District 108 as Principal of C.B. Smith.  He spent the last tree years of his career back in the classroom teaching physical education at Jefferson school.  He retired in June of 1988.  Following his retirement, Gordon worked for Mike Fahnders Auction in Pekin for several years and assisted with the Pekin AMBUC Charity Auction for several years.  He had a lifelong of sports, especially the Chicago Cubs.  In his youth, he was an exceptional athlete earning the nickname as “The Little Giant” in high school.  Gordon was an outdoorsman with hunting, fishing and mushrooming as particular favorites. 
Graveside services will be approximately 12:30 Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, with Pastor Mark Hanson, following the committal service of his cousin Norma Lee Jones.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handleing arrangements. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church 1315 Court Street, Pekin, Illinois 61554.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Norma Lee Jones - 96

7/9/1921 - 6/23/2018
Colchester

Norma L. Jones age 96 of Colchester passed away Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois.  She was born July 9, 1921, in Colchester to Leland S. and I. Mildred Fentem Hocker.  Norma was united in marriage to Howard “Vic” Jones, September 24, 1947, in Pawnee, Illinois, he preceded her in death on February 12, 1995.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and 1 Brother: Robert Hocker.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Sister In Law: Virginia Hocker Gerhardt, 1 Niece: Bonny (Kenny) Brown, 1 Nephew: Scott ( Sharon) Hocker along with several Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and many good friends.
Norma had worked for 25 years as an Accountant Tech, for the State of Illinois Department of Revenue.  In her earlier years she had also worked at the Colchester Maid Rite.  She was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star, and a member of the Macomb V.F.W. Post 1921 Ladies Auxiliary.  Norma was an avid Chicago Cub fan, she got a special treat in 2009 when she got to go to Wrigley Field and watch the Cubs play.  She enjoyed making baby blankets, and afghans as gifts for her family and friends.  Norma always stayed busy doing jigsaw puzzles going to the local nursing homes on Sundays to visit or taking flowers to graves of family and friends.  Her love for her family and friends always showed by her never forgetting to send a birthday, holiday or special occasion greeting card.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Pastor Mark Hanson, burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester.  The family will meet with friends 1 hour prior to the services Wednesday at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 12 Noon to 5:30 P.M. Tuesday, then after 8:00 A.M. Wednesday till the time of services.  Memorials are to PAW Animal Shelter, Macomb V.F.W. Post 1921 or Colchester United Methodist Church.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Herschel Mourning - 99

6/19/1918 - 6/5/2018
Colchester

Herschel Mourning passed away at home on June 5, 2018 in Colchester. He was born to William Henry and Nola Mourning on June 19, 1918 in Colchester. He married Isabel Rundle on September 18, 1939 in Keokuk, Iowa. Later in life he married Alice Flynn.
Herschel is survived by 1 son: William (Sauni) Mourning, 3 grandchildren: Samuel Mourning, Cassandra Butterworth, and Andrew Mourning, 4 great grandchildren: Devin Mourning, Kinley Mourning, Emily Mourning, and Olivia Mourning, and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister: Vivian Beck, one brother in law: Keith Beck, his first wife Isabel and later in life, Alice.
Herschel spent majority of his working career drilling wells at area farms in west central Illinois. After retiring, Herschel and Isabel loved traveling all over the country with their grandchildren Cassi and Sam. He also was a private pilot for several years. While flying with Harry Clugston, they were involved in a plane crash but that didn't deter him from flying. He wound up owning 4 planes.
He enjoyed tinkering with anything he could get his hands on. Herschel loved going to yard sales and buying broken things just to fix them. He found a life size Appaloosa fiberglass horse that he had to have. He bought it for a whopping $20. Herschel continued to ride his bike into his mid nineties and work on roofs well into his eighties. He never stopped going. Herschel was a great man that knew no strangers. He was loved by all who met him and would talk your ear off for hours if he could. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, June 11, 2018, at the Colchester United Methodist Church, with Rev. Jim Clayton.  Burial will follow at services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral after 9:00 A.M. Sunday.  Memorials are to Colchester United Methodist Church or Colchester Rescue.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Joseph Henry Myers - 85

10/9/1932 - 5/27/2018
Fandon, Illinois

Joseph Henry Myers, age 85, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Wesley Village Healthcare in Macomb. He was born October 9, 1932 to Louis and Goldie (Bowes) Myers of Tennessee. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson Jonathan Joseph Labbé, his brother Roger Myers; and his son Dennis Logan. On December 22, 1956 he married Helen (Mort) Logan. He is survived by his wife of 61 years; his brother Lee (Polly) Myers; his sister Myrna (Marion) Morrell; his daughter Kathleen (Steve) Clauson; sons John (Susan) Logan and Jeffrey (Suzanne) Myers; granddaughter Anya Myers; and many nieces and nephews.
Joe served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a member of American Legion and the United Methodist Church. He met his wife Helen when he operated the Sinclair Station in Tennessee. Joe later worked at Carson’s Hardware/Western Auto; at Western Illinois University, and he retired from McDonough Telephone Cooperative. After retiring, he worked part-time at Carson’s Plumbing and Heating. During the holidays, Joe helped his parents sell Christmas trees at Myers Tree Farm.
Joe Myers was known for his colorful stories and descriptions, his witty sense of humor, and his practical jokes and pranks. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. He had an uncanny ability for finding out all kinds of information and we often joked he should have worked for the FBI.
His family and pets were his greatest treasures. He believed that spending time with those you love is more valuable than a mountain of gold. One of the happiest days of his life was when he became a grandfather and held his grandson Jonathan in his arms. He loved camping in Colorado, mushroom-hunting, polka music, and potlucks with neighbors at the Old Lawyer Schoolhouse. He had a sweet tooth and loved freshly-baked pie, pinwheels, and cake with lots of icing.
Friends may pay their respects at Jones Mortuary on Friday, June 8 from 8am-6pm. Memorials may be made for “Joe’s Living Tree Memorial.” Trees will be planted in his honor in Colchester and Tennessee, symbolic of the importance of Joe’s life in our community. A reception to celebrate Joe’s life will be held at a later date.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
His daughter Kathy and her husband Steve would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the staff of Wesley Village for providing outstanding care, and for making him feel at home, away from home.

Barry S. Anderson - 75

4/4/1943 - 5/27/2018
Rural Colchester

Barry S. Anderson age 75 of rural Colchester, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2018, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.  He was born April 4, 1943, in Macomb, to Edwin B. and Margie Lefler Anderson, of which both have preceded him in death.  Barry was united in marriage on January 7, 1967, in Cincinnati, Ohio to Roberta Henry.
Surviving to mourn his passing is his wife of 50 years, Roberta Anderson, 1 Son; Mahlon (Matthanawee) Anderson, South Korea, 1 Daughter: Rachel (Todd) Anderson-Sprinkle, Blandinsville, 6 Grandchildren: Wesley Dodds, Morgan Dodds, Azrael Anderson, Malinee Hokkhunthod, Nattawut Hokkhunthod, Reed Sprinkle, and 1 Sister: Marsha Anderson, Colchester.
Barry retired from the Macomb Water Treatment Plant after 35 years.  He was a member of the M.M.L.R.A.  He had been very active in the Macomb Community Theater.  Portrayed Buffalo Bill in several functions around the area including many parades.  He was active in area Civil War Reenactments, avid gun collector, past president of the McDonough County Historical Society.  Barry never went anywhere that he didn’t meet some one he knew.  The greatest love of his was his family.
Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester with Rev. Jim Clayton.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Friday.  Memorial is to the McDonough County Animal Shelter. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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