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Joyce Ann Phelps - 79

7/14/1937 - 2/13/2017
Colchester

Joyce Ann Phelps age 79 of Colchester, passed away at 1:52 A.M. Monday, February 13, 2017, at Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb, with her family at her side.  She was born July 14, 1937, in West Frankfort, Illinois, to Orval and Lena Schoof Adams.  Joyce was united in marriage to Gean Everett Phelps Sr. in Chicago, Illinois on February 1, 1954, he preceded her in death on October 13, 1995.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 3 Sons; Gean Phelps Jr., Colchester, Tim (Lora) Phelps, Colchester, David (Erin) Phelps, Mt. Sterling, 4 Daughters: Fortune (Bill) Brayfield, West Frankfort, Becky Phelps, Colchester, Kate Phelps, Colchester, Velta Phelps, Chatham, 14 Grandchildren: Robbie Phelps, Nici (Jon) Simon, Billy (Amber) Brayfield, Michael Phelps, Matt (Nicole) Icenogle, Kelly (Matt) Wilson, Alicia Phelps, Amber Phelps, Dallas Phelps, Braxton Phelps, Brodie Phelps, Crystal (Jon) Wingerter, Amber Friday, Shelby (Jake)Olsen, 13 Great Grandchildren: Jayden Phelps, Madi Hilligoss, Eldon Brayfield, Hoyt Icenogle, Addison Phelps, Karley Simon, Amya Filburn, Kayla Simon, Ella Brayfield, Grace Lynn Bainter, Harlow Brewer, Kelsey Ellison, Justin Wingerter, 1 Sister: Vyvan Lucas, 1 Brother: Bob Adams,  and 1 Honorary Sister: Rosalie Haddix.
Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and 1 Sister: Pat Visi.
Joyce had been employed at Colchester Nursing Center, Thompson Food Basket in Macomb and Apollo Cleaners in Macomb.  Joyce was very skilled at Crocheting and enjoyed making gifts for her family and friends.  She loved to set up a booth at the Colchester Labor Day Celebration to sell her Crocheting and visiting with every one that passed by.  Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.  She was always on the go attending her children’s and grandchildren’s many activities.
Funeral services will be 7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Dale Gadberry.  Visitation with the family will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the funeral home.  Private Graveside services will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester at a later date.  In Leiu of flowers the family has chosen Wesley Villiage as the memorial.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Carol L. Ellis - 82

6/29/1935 - 2/12/2017
Galesburg, Illinois

Carol L. Ellis, of Galesburg, IL, age 82, died February 12, 2017, in the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, IL.  She was born June 29, 1935 in Galesburg to Arthur “Tim” and Alma (Rippetoe) Myers.
She married Kenneth  Hokanson in 1956.  She later married William S. Ellis in 1975 who died in 2002.  Surviving are a son Ron Hokanson of Utica, Michigan and a granddaughter, Cassandra Hokanson also of Utica.  Also surviving are a niece, Linda (Underwood) Phillips and a great niece, Wendy Phillips, both of  Galesburg.  She was preceded in death by a son, William “Billy” Hokanson; her parents; a brother, Del Myers; and a sister, Janice Underwood.
Mrs. Ellis worked in the field of dentistry for more than 30 years as a consultant with more than 500 practices throughout the United States.  She was a member of the Knoxville Woman's Club.
Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester with Rev. Aaron Baker. Friends may sign the register book after 9:00 A.M. Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary, Colchester, IL.   Memorials may  be made to the  following:  The Knoxville Woman's Club or the  Knox County Nursing Home.    Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Chuck W. Neidy - 71

2/14/1945 - 2/6/2017
Colchester

Chuck W. Neidy age 71 of Colchester, passed away Monday, February 6, 2017 at his home in Colchester, with his family at his side.  He was born February 14, 1945 in Monmouth, Illinois, to Earl C. and Gladys D. Hodges Neidy.  Chuck was united in marriage September 9, 1995, in Macomb to Evelyn M. Lehr. 
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife: Evelyn of Colchester, 2 Sons: Jon Charles Neidy, Erik Michael Neidy, 1 Step Son: Kenneth Mitchell, 2 Step Daughters: Kathleen Mitchell, Brenda Donaldson, 2 Grandchildren: Jane Elizabeth Neidy, Luke Michael Neidy, 4 Step Grandchildren: Jacob Mitchell, Daniel Mitchell, Christopher Mitchell, Taylor Donaldson and 2 Step Great Grandchildren: Allie Mitchell and Gavin Mitchell.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Sister: Marjorie Ann Detroy and his beloved Sheltie, Colby.
Chuck had been employed at Western Illinois University, Building Services.  Chuck served his country, he loved so much, in the United States Army.  He had been stationed in Germany.  He was very active with memberships in the Colchester Lions, Colchester Senior Citizens, Colchester Garden Club, delivering meals on wheels and visiting with all the people, that he got to meet.  He loved spending time doing family genealogy, collecting coins, woodworking, and marbles, taking pictures, working in his garden, watching current events on Fox News, Fishing, taking road trips around the local area and mentoring David from his Church.  Chucks greatest love was the time he spent with Evelyn, his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and his shelties. 
Celebration of Life Service will be 7:00 P.M. Friday, February 17, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Jack Wingate.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M. Friday before the service at the funeral home.  Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 10:00 A.M. Thursday.  Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Good Hope Cemetery with Military rites by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  Memorials are to The Alan G. Birtch MD, Center for transplant services, Located in Springfield, Illinois or Colchester Rescue Squad. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Anita L. Bennett - 74

2/11/1942 - 2/1/2017
Colchester

Anita L. Bennett age 74 of Colchester, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.  She was born February 11, 1942, in Ecorse, Michigan, to Carl L. and Hazel Ellen McQueen Miller.  Anita was united in marriage on May 12, 1967, in Bowen, Illinois to Stephen A. Bennett.
Surviving to mourn her passing are her Husband of 49 years; Stephen Bennett, Colchester, Illinois, 3 Sons; Evan L. (Jennifer) Bennett, Burlington, Iowa, Eric G. (Tammy) Bennett, Alexis, Illinois, Stephen M. (Christina) Bennett, Lafayette, Indiana, 4 Granddaughters and 4 Grandsons, 3 Brothers: Daniel C. (Kay) Miller, Knoxville, Illinois, Carl A. (Kathy) Miller, Galesburg, Illinois, Alan E. (Joanne) Miller, Maricopa, Arizona, 2 Sisters: Claudia C. Eskridge, Alpha, Illinois Marilee (Bill) DeVena, Cameron, Illinois, 1 Brother-In-Law: James V. Bennett, and 1 Sister-In-Law; Jenny Christine (Jack) Schoeninger.
Anita was preceded in death by her parents, 1 Granddaughter; Chloe Alexis Bennett, 1 Nephew; Fred V. Eskridge, and 1 Sister-In-Law; Janice Bennett.
Anita was a member of the Colchester United Methodist Church, She had worked at Western Illinois University in the Department of Guidance and Counseling, Secretary for the Superintendent of Schools with Colchester Unit 180, and last worked and retired from Western Illinois University Registrar’s office.  Anita loved sitting down and reading a good book, Her Faith in the Lord was very strong and she lived her life according to her faith. Anita's faith was evident by how generously she loved and served her family, friends and those in need. She was truly and greatly loved and she truly loved greatly.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 6, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Mark Smith.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Family visitation will be1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Monday, February 6, 2017 at the Jones Mortuary.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home from 9:00 A.M. till 4:00 P.M. Sunday, then after 8:00 A.M. Monday till time of services.  Memorial is to the Colchester United Methodist Church.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Helen E. Hodges - 89

2/28/1927 - 1/23/2017
Macomb

Helen E. Hodges age 89 of Macomb, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017, at Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb.  She was born February 28, 1927 in Macomb, to Kenneth and Ida Mary Gamage Egerton.  Helen was united in marriage on April 1, 1947 to James R. Hodges.  He preceded her in death on November 10, 1975, she was also preceded in death by her parents
Surviving to mourn her passing are 3 Sons; J. Rodney ( Sue Ellen) Hodges, Augusta, Illinois, Curtis Hodges, LaHarpe, Illinois, Kevin Hodges, Blandinsville, Illinois, 1  Daughter: Linda (Wayne) Wayland Colla, Nevada, 10 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, 2 Brothers: John Egerton, Florida and James A. Egerton, Burlington, Iowa.
Helen was a homemaker.  Most of all she loved her family especially her grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville, with Rev. Lee Unger.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorial is to Wesley Village Health Care.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

James Ronald Rea - 74

9/14/1942 - 1/23/2017
Colchester, Illinois

James Ronald Rea age 74 of Colchester, passed away Monday, January 23, 2017, at his home in Colchester with his family at his side.  He was born September 14, 1942 in Laharpe, Illinois, the 11th of 12 siblings, to Dee and Helen (Brandon) Rea.  James was united in marriage December 26, 1965 in Dallas City, Illinois, to Faye Stinnett.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife of 51 years Faye Rea, Colchester, 1 Son: Jimmy (Lori) Rea, Dallas City, Illinois, 1 Daughter: Shannon (Eric) Reed, Macomb, Illinois, 3 Grandchildren: Milissa Rea, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, Grant Reed, Macomb, Illinois, Collin Reed, Macomb, 1 Brother: Glen (Delores) Rea, Niota, Illinois, 3 Sisters: Betty (Billy) Boyer, Carthage, Illinois, Carolyn (Carl Hellige) McMillen, Ft. Madison, Iowa and Leanne (James) Derks, Anchorage, Alaska.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Sister: Norma Bayne, 6 Brothers: William, John, Jack, Melvin, Carl, and Donnie Rea.
Jim had been employed with Dadant and Sons, Dallas City, Illinois as a welder for 45 years, he also had been with J.I. Case in Burlington, Iowa as a welder for 28 years along with being a Commercial Fisherman.  He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army, 9th Combat Engineers Heavy Equipment from 1961 to 1963, of which he was stationed in Germany for 18 months.  He was a 1960 Graduate of Nauvoo-Colusa High School, served as a City Council Member of the Dallas City Town Board.  He was a member of the Hancock County Gun Club.  He was a member of the First Christian Church for 45 years.  He was very active member of his church serving as a Deacon and Trustee.  Jim was a avid hunter, fisherman, trap shooter, gardener, landscaper, anything that involved being outdoors and with family.  Jim’s greatest love of all was his family.
Celebration of Life Service will be 1:30 P.M. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the First Christian Church in Macomb, Illinois with Rev. Kelly Ingersoll.  Visitation with the family will be from 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M. at the church.  Jones Mortuary of Colchester is handling arrangements for the family.  Memorial is to McDonough District Hospital Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Robert E. Purdy - 86

1/21/1930 - 1/17/2017
Colchester, Illinois

Robert E. Purdy age 86 of Colchester, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.  He was born January 21, 1930, in Macomb, Illinois, to Dalton and Erma Bonn Purdy.  Bob was united in marriage on March 25, 1951, in Colchester to Glenna Wetzel, she preceded him in death on August 5, 2008.
Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Son: John and Christine Purdy, Colchester, 2 Daughters: Rebecca (Edward) Demetrion, Wilbrahan, Mass., Lorrie and (Doug Friday) Purdy, Macomb, 1 Great Nephew that was raised in the Purdy Home: Leroy Kalkey, 11 Grandchildren: Meghan (Erik) Allard, Jonathan Demetrion, Cary (Michele) Lockwood, Michael (Sarah) Mann, Bret (Elizabeth) Mann, Brittney (Ryan) Porter, Jonathon Pritchard, Vanessa Purdy, Michael Purdy, Gwen and Allison Kalkey, 10 Great Grandchildren: Angel Zynn, Logan, Brooke, Adelyne, Zylur, River, Landon, Dakin, Adele, Abbie, 1 Sister: Jean Long, Aledo, Illinois.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Wife: Glenna, 3 Grandchildren: Brandon Purdy, Dalton Purdy, Francis Demetrion, 1 Step Grandchild: Brent Cowdrey, and 1 Brother: Melvin Purdy. 
Bob had been employed at Western Illinois University in building services, Mummert Oil in Macomb, Charlie Cox Construction, Hy-Vee in Macomb.  His greatest joy was working on the family farm that he and Glenna built together, with the help of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He was a member of the Argyle Bible Church.  Bob enjoyed camping with family and friends, skiing at the Mt Carmel Ski lodge, playing music with the Mt. Carmel Music Group.  Bob could fix or build anything.  Of all the accomplishments in Bobs life, his greatest love and joy was the time he spent with all the generations of his family.
Services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 23, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev Sam Kostreva.  Burial will follow the services at Dunkard Cemetery,  rural Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, January 22, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Friends can view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday.  Memorial is to the Argyle Bible Church Steeple Fund.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

David Ernie Petty - 58

3/25/1958 - 1/14/2017
Earlville, Illinois, formerly of Macomb, Illinois

David Ernie Petty age 58 of Earlville, Illinois, formerly of Macomb, Illinois, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb, Illinois.  He was born March 25, 1958, in LaHarpe, Illinois to Mable Brown.  Ernie was united in marriage to Sue Anderson, on March 23, 1991, in Monmouth, Illinois.
Surviving to mourn his passing is his Wife: Sue Petty, Earlville, Illinois, 1 Son: Troy Petty, Earlville, Illinois, 4 Daughters: Noel (Dennis) Williams, Colchester, Illinois, Kristin Petty, Earlville, Illinois, Cassandra Petty, Earlville, Illinois, Marissa (Jamie) Morgan, Jacksonville, North Carolina, 2 Granddaughters, 7 Grandsons, 1 Brother: Bob Petty, Colchester, Illinois, 1 Sister: Hope Clark, Macomb, Illinois along with several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.
Ernie was preceded in death by his mother, 2 Sisters: Marilyn Geremiah, Donna Wardell, 1 Brother: Mike Petty, 1 Grandson: Dalton Ambler and his first Wife: Melissa McClure Petty.
Ernie had been employed by Hinchie Farms prior to his retirement.  He loved gardening, the St. Louis Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys and the Fighting Illini.  Everyone that met Ernie knew his greatest love of all, was his family and the time he spent with them along with all of his friends.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Pastor Tony Gruben.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Friday, January 20, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday.  Memorial is to the Family of Ernie.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Juanita A. Mathena - 92

5/27/1924 - 1/4/2017
Colchester, Illinois

Juanita A. Mathena age 92 of Colchester, passed away Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb, Illinois.  She was born May 27, 1924 in Bluff City, Illinois, to Loren and Evanna Parks Fisher.  Juanita was united in marriage to Wayne K. Brown, April 1945, she was later united in marriage to Bobby L Mathena on June 16, 1965, in Peoria, Illinois.
Surviving to mourn her passing are her Husband of 51 years, Bobby Mathena, 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 Half Sisters, Romona Teel, Industry, Darlene Jarnot, Macomb, 1 Half Brother: Gary Fisher, Macomb.
Juanita had been employed at Western Illinois University in Building services.  She was a member of the Colchester Eastern Star, Colchester United Methodist Church, Women’s Bowling Association of which she bowled all over the United States.  Upon the death of her mother, she was raised by her Grandparents, Worley and Hattie Parks.  In 1937 she moved with her grandparents to Colchester, where she graduated from Colchester High School in 1943.  She loved to fish, having a cabin on the river for many years.  When she was not fishing she loved her country music, always having the radio on.  She attended many Country music Concerts all over the country and taking her kids with her.  After the kids grew up, they started taking her to many concerts in St. Louis or Chicago.  Juanita also loved her Chicago Cubs, which she was proud to let you know she was a Cub Fan.  Of all the different things that Juanita did in her life, the greatest treasure was her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Celebration of Life Service will be 6:00 P.M. Thursday, January 12, 2017, at Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Mark Smith.  Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Cremation will follow the services, burial at Mt. Auburn Cemetery will take place at a later date.  Memorials are to McDonough District Hospital Hospice or Colchester Rescue.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Sharon Foulk - 70

4/9/1946 - 1/3/2017
Tennessee, Illinois

Sharon Foulk age 70 of Tennessee, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Montebello Health Care, Hamilton, Illinois, with her family at her side.   She was born April 9, 1946, in Macomb, Illinois to Willis and Talitha Barrett Riser.  She was united in marriage on February 14, 1987, in Colchester, Illinois to Larry Foulk.
Surviving to mourn her passing is her Husband: Larry Foulk, Tennessee, Illinois, 1 Son; Todd (Annette Eddington, Colchester, 2 Step Sons: Larry (Michelle) Foulk Jr., Carthage, Illinois, Joe Dillard, Moline, Illinois 2 Step Daughters: Tammy (William) Baer, Macomb, Illinois, Sheri (Tom) Porter, Colchester, Illinois, Grandchildren: Kenzie (Justin) Derry, Luke Eddington, Dustin Foulk, Miranda McCoy, Robin (Sean) Eifert, Ryan (Brittney) Porter Foulk, David Miller, Kyle Herriman, Joe Joe, Dillard, Blaize Foulk, 10 Great Grandchildren, 1 Brother: Sylvester Riser, Decatur, Illinois, 2 Sisters: Linda Higgins, Bonnie Walton.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, 1 Son; Roger Shannon Eddington, 1 Step Daughter: Laurie Foulk and 1 Brother: Jerome Riser.
She was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Macomb, Illinois, Sharon had been employed at Porcelain and Walmart in Macomb for several years. She also was a homemaker.  She loved Cooking, Canning, Quilting, Camping and most of all her family.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 7, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Jason Hamm.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  A meal will be served at Colchester Senior Center following services.  The family will meet with friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book after 9:00 A.M. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial is to the Colchester Rescue Squad. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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