James Hunter - 921/9/1925 - 4/14/2017
Boulder CO. formerly of Colchester
James Hunter age 92 of Boulder, Colorado, formerly of Colchester, Illinois, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017, at Manor Care in Denver, Colorado. Jim was born January 9, 1925, in Colchester to Bert and Mabel Coplan Hunter. He was united in marriage on February 15, 1947, in Table Grove, Illinois to Doris E. Foster, She preceded him in death on April 29, 2014. Jim was also preceded in death by his parents and 1 Infant Sister.
Surviving to mourn his passing are many Nieces, nephews, cousins and long time friends.
Jim was a past member of the Colchester Lions Club, Colchester United Methodist Church. He was a 1942 Graduate of Colchester High School. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Air force, he graduated airplane airframe school in Gulfport, Ms. Aircraft Engine School, Willow Run, Michigan, B -24 Mechanic School, Charleston, South Carolina. He was given a beautiful round the world trip by the USAF with crossing Atlantic, Mediterranean Sea, Suez Canal, by ship, India by train, 3 flights over the Hump, one year in Kunming China at the China end of the Berma Road, Crossed the Pacific by ship and the U.S. by troop train. Thanks to his GI bill, Jim enrolled at Western Illinois University as Accounting Major and also became the drummer for Western’s Band. Jim had been employed at Ogle motors Pontiac-Packard Dealer as the Accountant, Cook Chevrolet, for 15 years, he was with Yetter Manufacturing in Colchester as the accountant of which he was later promoted to Vice President. After his time at Yetter’s, Jim started selling Hammond Organs, which led to Jim and Doris moving to Boulder Colorado and opening a Hammond Organ Dealership, of which Jim and Doris won a trip to Portugal. Later in Jim’s life, he and Doris sold the business and Jim started working for the FDIC, as an accountant. Jim got his private pilots license which made it easy for him and Doris to return back to Colchester to visit friends and family. He also loved when he and Doris got to travel on his motorcycle.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Mark Smith. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Military services will be held at the grave by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion. Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Saturday 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 Donors Choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Mary Eloise Nelson - 943/4/1923 - 4/13/2017
Mary Eloise Nelson, 94 of The Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, formerly of Colchester, Illinois went home to be with her Lord, April 13, 2017. She was born March 4, 1923, in Hardeman County, Tennessee, the daughter of James Oscar and Frances Athelia (McAlpin) Sain. She married Thomas John Nelson on March 15, 1942, in Huntsville, Alabama.
Eloise was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, 2 Sisters: Faye Chambers and Bobbie June Flake, 3 Brothers: Robert Windell Sain, William Gordon Sain, and and infant Brother: James Oscar Sain Jr., 3 half - sisters: Annie Owen, Pearl Luttrell and Jewel Winn, 2 half - brothers: Thomas Sain and Jim Sain, and a Great Granddaughter: Emily Nicole Biswell.
Surviving are 2 Daughters: Vicki (Terry) Biswell of Quincy and Anita (Ken) Brown of LaHarpe and 1 Son: Mike (Charlotte) Nelson of Colchester, 1 Brother: Travis Sain, of Bartlett, Tennessee, 1 sister in law: Elaine Sain of Olive Branch, Mississippi, 7 Grandchildren: Matt Biswell (Lori), Michael Biswell (Jen), Jolyn Whitman (Alan), Brian Brown (Amy), Amy Chambers (Lance), Todd Nelson (Megan), and Tim Nelson (Sara), 18 Great Grandchildren: Abby and Blake Biswell, Gianna, Will and Thomas Biswell, Cory and Jordan Thorman, Matthew and Mason Whitman, Bailey and Laney Brown, Cole, Brynn and Cade Chambers, Andy, Claire, and Austin Nelson, Eve Nelson, and many nieces and nephews.
Eloise was a member of the First Baptist Church of Colchester where she served in many ways, including working with the Good News Club after school program. She also volunteered at the Colchester Grade School as a lunchroom monitor and served as a Girl Scout leader for many years. She was a loving mother and grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was blessed by many people while she resided at the Elms, those who volunteered by faithfully reading to her, Pearl Bradley and Wanda Bartlett, and those who cared for her in a kind and loving manner. The family would like to thank these people for enriching her life.
Funeral Services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Colchester First Baptist Church, with Rev. Dennis Clements. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Visitation with the Family will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday. Memorials Colchester First Baptist Church or The Elms Nursing Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Gregory R. Tingley - 594/29/1957 - 4/9/2017
Gregory R. Tingley, age 59 of rural Plymouth, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at his home with his family at his side. He was born April 29, 1957, in Macomb, to Rex and Helen Mason Tingley. He was united in marriage to Lisa Ernst on July 24, 1993.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife: Lisa of rural Plymouth, his 3 Dogs: Elvis, Sassie, Foster Child, his Cat: Tinker, 1 Brother: Larry (Anita) Tingley, 2 Sisters: Sue Barnes, Janet (Ken) Nicholas, 2 Sister In Laws: Vee Tingley, Merri Tingley and several Nieces and Nephews.
Gregory was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Brothers: Tom Tingley, and Randy Tingley.
Gregory had worked for many contractors in the area along with being self employed, doing asbestos removal, carpentry, and concrete. He had also been the Superintendent of the Tri County Golf Course between Plymouth and Augusta. He loved living on Gin Ridge, where he could do what he wanted. His passion in life was deer and turkey hunting, fishing, mushrooming, visiting with friends. His greatest love was the time he spent with his wife, Lisa , his dogs and his family.
Dixie J. Bisby - 6212/8/1954 - 4/9/2017
Dixie J. Bisby, 62 of Colchester, passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017, at her home in Colchester, with her family at her side. She was born on December 8, 1954 in Macomb, to J. Edward and Betty Jarvis Marlow. She married Robert Bisby on December 21, 1972.
Surviving to mourn her passing are her Husband of 44 years, Robert Bisby and her mother, Betty Marlow, Macomb. Also surviving are two daughters, Brooklee (Brad) Whitford of Macomb and Holly (Nick) Westgerdes of Rochelle, Il., four granddaughters, Sophie and McKenzi Whitford and Madelyn and Lauren Westgerdes, two sisters, Donna (Ron) Wetzel of Colchester, Il. and Doris (Eric) Schierer of Greentown, PA., two nieces, Jenn (Todd) Westfall, Fowler, Il., and Megan (Brian) Alt of Lake Areil, PA., and two nephews, Ryan (Amanda) Wetzel of Colchester, and Wesley Schierer of Greentown, PA.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Dixie has lived most of her life in Colchester. She had worked for McDonough District Hospital Pediatrics for the last several years. She enjoyed spending as much time as she could with her daughters and granddaughters, attending sporting events.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, April 14, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Revs Mark Hendrickson and Kenneth Jarvis. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Visitation with the family will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 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. Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital Hospice or Colchester United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
LaQuarius Amore Lampkins - 012/21/2016 - 4/6/2017
LaQuarius Amore Lampkins age 3 1/2 months, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at McDonough District Hospital Emergency Room. He was bornDecember 21, 2016, at Macomb, the son of Christopher Lampkins and Tiffany Sturek.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Father Christopher Lampkins and Step Mother: Autumn Ponder, Macomb, his Mother: Tiffany Sturek, Blandinsville, Bothers: LaDainian Lampkins, Jeffery Rutledge, Step Brother: Elijah Taylor, Sister: Jamie Heath, Paternal Grandfather: Wilford Wilder, Maternal Grandfather: Rick Sturek, Maternal Grandmother: Stacy Sturek, Maternal Step Grandparents: Daniel (Pamela) Coulter, Adopted Maternal Grandma: Elizabeth (Malott) Ellis, God Mother: Darcy Hay, Uncles: Courtney Lampkins, Trenton Hay, Eric Heath, Aunts: Suriena Davidson, Lacy Snowden, Corliss Burnside, Connie Heath, Suerna Davison, Destiny Taylor, along with several Cousins.
LaQuarius was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandmother: Sharon (Burnside) Lampkins, Brother: Angle Lampkins and Uncle: Anthony Sturek.
Graveside services will be 3:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with Rev. Andy Rector. A memorial has been established to the family to help with expenses. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Carolyn M. Murfin - 844/18/2017 - 4/6/2017
Carolyn M. Murfin age 84 of Bardolph, Illinois, passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Elms Nursing Home in Macomb. She was born April 18, 1932, in rural Schuyler, County, to Elmer and Dorothy Leezer Davis. Carolyn was united in marriage on November 19, 1949, to William E. Murfin, then later to Gerald Harlin, both of them preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 Brothers: Donald Davis, Richard Davis, 1 Daughter In Law: Rebecca Murfin, 2 Son In Laws: Leslie Rauch and James Hill.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: Randy Murfin, Mountain View, Missouri, 5 Daughters: Janet Rauch, Macomb, Illinois, Coleen Hill, Springfield, Illinois, Cheryl (Scott) Allison, Macomb, Illinois, Judy (Rick) Webster, Bardolph, Illinois, Pamela (Mark) Jackson, Colchester, Illinois, 1 Step Son: Tim (Lynne) Harlin, Cedar, Minnesota, 1 Step Daughter: Dawn (Kurt) Mossage, Moline, Illinois, 18 Grandchildren: Shawn (Debra) Rauch, Angie (Mike) Mantlo, Kim Riley, Jessi Jo Murfin, Jenelle (Murfin) Stephenson, James (Machele) Hill II, Jeff (Stacey) Hill, Jonah Hill, Jill (Jeff) Klinedinst, Monte (Keri) Allison, Kelly (Kelly Murfin) Webster, Kerry Jo (Kevin) Davis, Sara (Wes) Durbin, Stacy (Greg) Strange, Jerame (Jessica) Jackson, Gary (Shannon) Jackson, Andy (Nicole) Jackson, Lisa (Andy) Patton, 5 Step Grandchildren, 44 Great Grandchildren, 2 Step Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren, 1 Sister In Law; Melba Davis, and 1 very special friend: Walter Richards.
Carolyn was a member the Macomb Assembly of God Church, She had worked at the Everly House in Macomb for several years, she also had been with Columbus Services at Western Illinois University, a in house care giver to many of the elderly. Owner and operator of Karolyn’s Kennels for over 50 years. She went to Christian Crusades on the East Coast for many years. She enjoyed gardening, camping, watching rodeo’s, and loved taking care of all types of animals, large and small. Her greatest love of all was the time she spent with her family.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 10, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Jon Keck. Burial will follow the services at Bardolph Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday. Memorial is to the Macomb Assembly of God Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Bernidene June Gustafson - 906/8/1926 - 4/2/2017
Macomb formerly of Tennessee, Illinois
Bernidene June Gustafson age 90 passed away Sunday, April 3, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb, Illinois. She was born June 8, 1926 in Bowen, Illinois, to Dillon and Naomi Marsh Cook. She was first united in marriage to Ray Fish, then in 1949 she was united in marriage to Frederick Gustafson.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 7 Daughters: Raelee Johnson, Arkansas, Donna Pugh, Florida, Darlene (Jack) Sturken, Indiana, Ann Hiland, Bowen, Illinois, Lynn Gustafson, Macomb, Illinois, Kay (Steve) Macejak, Florida, Penny (John) Swanson, Tennessee, Illinois, 10 Grandchildren, 20 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren.
Bernidene was preceded in death by her husband Frederick Gustafson, 1 Infant Son, 1 Granddaughter: Dawn McEwan, 1 Great Granddaughter: Brandie Howard, 4 Sisters: Ada Anderson, Jenny Cook, Olive Johnson, Ida Franklin, 4 Brothers: Homer Cook, Jeffery Cook, Ernest Cook and Tom Cook.
Bernidene spent most of her life on the farm west of Tennessee. She loved gardening and crafting. She had been employed at Western Illinois University building services for 20 years. She Taught Cake decoration at Carl Sandburg, College and the Y.M.C.A. for many years along with making many brides and grooms wedding cakes. After her retirement from W.I.U. she helped take care of many people at there homes. Bernidene was never one to sit still for very long, which was something that she has passed down to her daughters. She was a member of the Tennessee and Colchester Household Science Club, Ladies Auxiliary Club, Red Hat Society. She had attended both the Hillsgrove united Methodist Church and the Tennessee United Methodist Church. Bernidene and Gus were the happiest when family got together and enjoyed playing cards with them and friends.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 6, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Mark Smith. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, in Colchester. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday. Memorials are to Hillgrove United Methodist Church or Colchester United Methodist Church.
Carolyn Sue Rittenhouse - 824/28/1934 - 3/19/2017
Carolyn Sue Rittenhouse age 82 of Colchester, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, with Melonie, Todd, Tyler, Marah and Tanner by her side. Sue was born April 29, 1934, in Vandalia, Missouri, to Clayton and Vivian Ashlock Daniels. She was united in marriage to Herschel Rittenhouse on October 5, 1969, in Milan, Illinois. He preceded her in death on September 28, 1991. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 1 Daughter: Lana Rapp, 1 Step Daughter: Marjorie Hillyer, 1 Step Son: Donnie Rittenhouse, 4 Brothers: Richard (Grady) Daniels, Jay Daniels, Melvin Daniels, Bill Daniels, 2 Sisters: Ruth Bohannon and Patricia Daniels.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: Wanda (Scott) Morrell, Oklahoma, Melonie (Todd) Icenogle, Colchester, 2 Step Daughters: Sara Rittenhouse, Missouri, Peggy Rittenhouse, Missouri, 2 Sons: Kenneth Nelson, Nevada, Allen Nelson, Oklahoma, 3 Step Sons: Wade Rittenhouse, Macomb, David Rittenhouse, Milan, Kenny (Myrlene) Rittenhouse, Rock Island, 11 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great Great Grandchildren, 9 Step Grandchildren, 18 Step Great Grandchildren and 15 Step Great Great Grandchildren.
Sue had worked at Western Illinois University, Food service, Colchester Nursing Center, Bus driver for Colchester School District, and McDonough County Rehabilitation Center. She also loved driving for the local Amish to where ever they needed to go. She was a member of the Macomb V.F.W. Auxiliary for many years. Loved to collect figurines of Cardinals and Amish built furniture. In her spare time Sue enjoyed watching the game show network, doing puzzles, knitting, and quilting. She loved to travel and see new things and talk to new people. Of all the things that Sue did in her life being with her family brought her the most joy.
Funeral services will be 4:00 P.M. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Chaplain Mike Hickey. Cremation will follow the services, with a private burial at a later date. Visitation with the family will be from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday. Memorials are to St. Judes Children's Hospital or Colchester Rescue. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Janet Rose Alexander - 654/21/1951 - 2/24/2017
Janet Rose Alexander age 65 of Colchester, passed away with her family at her side, Friday evening at O. S. F. Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. She was born April 21, 1951, in Macomb to Bennie and Ardella Nelson Ritchey. Janet was united in marriage on June 28, 1969 in Colchester to Frank William Alexander.
Surviving to mourn her passing are her Husband of 47 years, Frank of Colchester, 1 Son: Frankie Lee Alexander, Colchester, 1 Daughter: Janetta Rose Alexander, Colchester, 1 Granddaughter: Jamie Lynn Alexander, 1 Brother: Bennie (Jennie) Ritchey, Colchester, 6 Sisters: Sherry (Don) Hightower, Prairie City, Marie (Charles Johnson, Little Elms, Texas, Nurita (Steve) Wrolstad, Caprenteria, California,
Vickie (Lowell Melvin, Galesburg, Illinois, Bonnie (Dave) Long, Cuba, Illinois, Ginger Ritchey, Macomb.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
Janet was a member of the Fandon Christian Church, she loved all animals of which she would take them in. She enjoyed sewing, collecting cook books, and then getting to cook for her family and friends. Her greatest love of all was her husband, children, grandchild and family.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Aaron Baker. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester. Visitation with the family will be from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 10:00 A.M. Tuesday. Memorial is to St. Judes Children's Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Bobby L. Mathena - 816/13/1935 - 2/22/2017
Bobby L. Mathena age 81 of Colchester, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb. He was born June 13, 1935, in Williamstown, Missouri, to Russell and Nancy Anna Davies Mathena. Bobby was united in marriage on June 16, 1965, in Peoria, Illinois to Juanita A. Fisher. She preceded him in death on January 4, 2017.
Surviving to mourn his passing Sons; Gerald and Cindy Brown, Carthage, Illinois, Roger and Paula Brown, Macomb, Illinois, Rodney Brown, Kanas City, Missouri, Kevin Brown, Tennessee, Illinois, 1 Daughter Kimberly and George Lewis, Bloomington, Illinois, 14 Grandchildren: Jamison, Erin, Austin, Paxton, Wyatt, Brandi, Christopher, David, Kimberly, Joshua, Anna, Amanda Emily, Brett, 6 Great Grandchildren: Reece, Gavin, Jersey, Jesslynn, Jace, Charlotte, 2 Brothers: Russell and Mary Mathena, Joliet, Illinois, Bill Mathena, Macomb, Illinois, 4 Nephews: Gary, Frank, Charles, Dennis, 3 Nieces: Brenda, Nancy, and Luana.
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Juanita, 1 brother: Basil, 1 sister: Betty Mathena Swanson, 1 Sister-in-law, 1 brother-in-law, and 2 nieces.
Bobby served his country in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956. He attended Grade School in Missouri and was a Graduate of Macomb High School. He worked at McGraw Edison in Macomb before joining the carpenters Local 644 in Pekin, Illinois where he retired after 30 years. Bobby was a Member and served as Past Patron of OES #123, Past Master of AF & AM #0017. He was a member of the Macomb VFW Post 1921, and Macomb American Legion Post 6. Bobby enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing pitch and mushrooming. He loved to fish, having a cabin on the river for many years. Of all the different things that Bobby did in his life, the greatest treasure was his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, March 2, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. A Masonic Service will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded following visitation. A Graveside service with military rites will be held at a later date at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday. In Lieu of flowers the family would like a memorial be made to McDonough District Hospital Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
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