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Gregory R. Tingley - 59

4/29/1957 - 4/9/2017
Rural Plymouth

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 - 62

12/8/1954 - 4/9/2017
Colchester

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 - 0

12/21/2016 - 4/6/2017
Macomb

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 - 84

4/18/2017 - 4/6/2017
Bardolph, Illinois

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 - 90

6/8/1926 - 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 - 82

4/28/1934 - 3/19/2017
Colchester

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 - 65

4/21/1951 - 2/24/2017
Colchester

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 - 81

6/13/1935 - 2/22/2017
Colchester

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.

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

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