Dorothy L. Beck - 879/7/1930 - 2/11/2018
Dorothy L. Beck age 87 of Colchester, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018, at Wesley Health Care, with family at her side. She was born September 7, 1930, in Colchester to Ivan E. and Mary E. Waddill Kipling. Dorothy was united in marriage to Ralph W. Beck on August 22, 1948, in St. Augustine, Illinois.
Surviving to mourn her passing is her husband Ralph of 69 years, 3 Sons: Greg (Lisa) Beck, Wendell Beck, Steve Beck, 1 Daughter: Kathy Beck Irish, 11 Grandchildren, and 17 Great Grandchildren.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, 1 Son: Rick Beck, and 1 Son In Law: Ralph Irish.
Dorothy and Ralph owned and operated the Fandon General Store and she was the Post Master for Fandon for several years at the general store. Later Dorothy and Ralph moved to Colchester and owned and operated Beck’s Sundries. Most of all Dorothy’s greatest love was the time she spent with her family.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Services will be held at a later date. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is honored to be handleing the arrangements for the Beck Family. Condolences may be expressed to the family at Jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Jurl R. Southerland - 848/29/1933 - 1/29/2018
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
David Yetto - 7910/25/1938 - 1/17/2018
David Yetto age 79 of Colchester, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. He was born October 25, 1938, in Highland, Illinois, to Anthony and Opal Simmons Yetto. David was united in marriage on June 12, 1971 in Sparta, Wisconsin, to Nancy Pettis.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife of 46 years, Nancy Yetto, 1 Son: Curtis Yetto, 3 Daughters: Carmen (Clint) Yetto Gould, Angela (Reginald) Yetto Newton, Tina (Ben) Fairchild, 15 Grandchildren, Ebonee (Josh) Block 25, De Angela Brown,21, Jazlyn Newton 12, Schylar Fairchild 21, Shelby Fairchild 18, Shyanne Fairchild 17, Brett Fairchild 14, Shaylee Fairchild 10, Shantaye Fairchild 7, Nicole Floyd 37, Joshua Floyd 32, Anthony Yetto 33, Catelynn Yetto 25, Courtney Yetto 23, Andrew Yetto 21, 6 Great Grandchildren: Aiden Block 5, Ariya Block 3, Makenzlei Floyd 8, Tyler Pace 20, Caila Pace 14, Aydin Pace 10, 2 Brothers, Anthony Yetto Jr., Joseph Yetto, 1 Sister: Lynnie Stewart, and 1 Step Father: Clyde Banks.
David had been with Burlington Northern Railroad, Yard Maintenance of Mt. Auburn Cemetery, and Paper delivery for Gateway House. He was a member of the Masons, and a very active member of the Colchester First Baptist Church, of which he drove the church van to transport kids to all church activities. He enjoyed collecting tools of which he would share with his family, along with taking them fishing. David also enjoyed talking to anyone that he came across, either in person or on his CB radio. David taught all of his family how to drive. Of all the things that David did his greatest love was for his wife, Nancy along with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his Lord.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, January 25, 2018, at the Colchester First Baptist Church, with Rev. Dennis Clements, burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Family visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday. Memorial is to the family or Colchester First Baptist Church bus and van ministry.. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Marilyn Grove - 786/9/1939 - 1/11/2018
Marilyn Grove age 78 of Quincy, Illinois, passed away Thursday, January 11, 2018, at the home of her daughter in New London, Missouri. She was born June, 9, 1939, in Industry, Illinois to Charles and Elsie Louise Hodges Lester. Marilyn was united in marriage to Richard Grove, October 22, 1996, in Quincy. He preceded her in death in 2010. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving to mourn her passing are her daughter: Crystal (Norman) Schnellbacher, New London, Missouri, 3 Grandchildren: Angel and (Ken) Terry Gallatin, Tennessee, Jennifer and (James) Barmore, Hannibal, Missouri, Michael and (Laura) Schnellbacher, Columbia, Missouri, 9 Great Grandchildren: Kaitlin, Kinsey, Kyleigh Terry, Savannah, Randy Barmore, Jared, Elayna, Levi, Claire Schnellbacher, several Cousins and many very close friends.
Marilyn was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Quincy, She had worked 19 1/2 years for Transitions of Quincy. In her early years she spent the first 10 years of her life moving with her parents. She loved the time in her childhood that she got to spend with her Maternal Grandmother and her mother on the country farm. In her adult life the birth of her daughter brought her great joy. As time went on she loved the time that she got to spend with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, January 14, 2018, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester with Rev. Tim Rosenboom. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family. Memorial is to St. Judes Children's Hospital. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Sandra (Sandy) Porter - 779/8/1940 - 1/8/2018
Owasso, Oklahoma, formerly of Colchester
Sandra (Sandy) Elaine Porter, passed away peacefully on the 8th of January surrounded by loved ones and treasured friends. She was born September 8th, 1940 in Colchester, Illinois to Ruth and Theodore Porter.
Sandy’s (Oggie’s) heart was full of many things. Love for her family, her friends, and sports. She grew up a tomboy, playing at the ‘Balas’ a local pond where she and her friends would sled, skate, and swim. She loved Baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals, a passion passed down from her father. She was a great basketball player who was well known for her never miss turn around jump shot.
Like all great athletes, Sandy put in work. She began her working career at Maid-Rite at fifteen, and continued working around the Colchester area over the next fifty years before retiring from Methode Electronic in Carthage. Along the way Sandy showed her entrepreneurial spirit by taking a Dale Carnegie Leadership course class #5 in 1974. She was voted most improved of her class, and put those leadership skills to work, when she opened her own Carpet and Cabinetry business in Colchester.
California, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin. Very different places, but just one Sandy. Visiting family, friends, or seeing the Iowa Hawkeyes play in the Rose Bowl, she brought her smile from coast to coast. From trying her first taco while sitting on the beach in the 50’s, to visiting Disneyland just after it opened, Sandy made the West Coast her favorite coast, despite only visiting occasionally.
Regardless of where she lived, worked, or played, Sandy loved Elvis. Few people remember what they were into in high school, let alone bring it into their adult lives, but not Sandy. From posters on her walls her Senior year, to jamming out “The King” as a senior citizen, Sandy has, and will always be Elvis’s biggest fan. Music was a key part of her life, as music is key to memory, and a good song can always take you back. Elvis brought her joy, whereas gospel hymns brought her comfort.
Sandy was many things. A mother, a grandmother, and athlete, a business owner, an explorer, a super fan and a great friend. All these parts came together to make the person we all love, cherish, and will miss deeply.
Survived by: Daughters- Debra Lotz (Jerry)Owasso, OK, Catherine Waldvogel (Jay)Chippewa Falls, WI, and Sherry Cale (Tom)Avon, IL. Son- John Cale (Mt. Sterling, IL). Grandchildren- Michael Lotz (Tara), Thomas Lotz (Nicole), Taylor Waldvogel, Zachary Waldvogel, Sebastian Waldvogel, Casey Larson, Ozden Cale, Tobias Cale. Great-grandchildren: Zion Lotz, Jantzen Lotz, Eowynn Lotz, and Alexander Lotz. Brother: Ronald Porter (Norma) Colchester, IL. Sister: Betty Furlow (Cub) Milledgeville, IL. Preceded in death by her parents, Ruth and Theodore Porter, and her siblings, Ina Haines (Bonner), Hazel Stanley (Tom), Phyllis Macklin (Earl), and Peggy Porter.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, January 15, 2018, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Bill Baughman. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. A luncheon will follow at Friendway park city building in Colchester. We hope you can join her family in celebrating Sandy’s life. Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Sunday, January 14, at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday. Memorials are suggested to the Baptist Village of Owasso- Life Enrichment Program. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Samuel E. Cassel - 707/12/1947 - 12/30/2017
Samuel E. Cassel age 70 of Colchester, Illinois, passed away at Sharon Elms in Peoria, Illinois, on Saturday, December 30, 2017. He was born July 12, 1947, in Quincy, Illinois, to Sam and Ellen Walton Cassel, both of his parents preceded him in death.
Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Son: Tom (Jody) Cassel, Danvers, Illinois, 3 Grandchildren: Samantha Cassel, Jordan Cassel, Jacob Cassel, and 1 Sister: Evana Cassel, Colchester, Illinois.
Sam was a member of the Macomb V.F. W.. He served his country in the United States Army of which he was part of Vietnam Big Red 1, till 1968. During his time in the service he received 1 Bronze Star for heroism in ground combat, 2 Commendation metals one in 67 and 1 in 68, Combat medical badge, nation defense service metal, Vietnam service metal Vietnam campaign metal. After his time in the service he became a Union Laborer. Sam’s heart was always in the outdoors he loved hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, or anything else that meant he could spend time outside.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Lee Unger, burial and military rites will take place following services at Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta, Illinois, by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion. Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. on Sunday. Memorials are to the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion funeral service military honor guard, or Hooah Hunt's for Heroes of McLean County. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Virgil E. Parker - 8210/11/1935 - 12/7/2017
Virgil E. Parker age 82, of rural Industry, Illinois, passed away December 7, 2017, at O.S.F. in Peoria. He was born July 11, 1935, on the farm in rural McDonough County, to John and Beulah Parks Parker. Virgil was united in marriage for the last 8 eight years to Wanda Hutson.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife: Wanda Parker of rural Industry, 4 Sons: Virgil Paul Parker, Macomb, Russell Scott Parker, Industry, Kenny Renner, Industry, Kent Renner, Tennessee, 1 Daughter: Julie Renner, Monmouth, 19 Grandchildren, 13 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren and 1 Sister: Berry Oliver, Texas.
Virgil was preceded in death by his parents, 2 Sons: Tommy Parker,, Donnie Parker, 1 Daughter: M.Denise Sprinkle, 5 Brothers: John, Jim, Hank, Pete, Bill, 4 Sisters: Mary Frakes, Marjorie McMillan, Virginia Wayland, and Edna Wilhelm.
Virgil was a millwright to Chadco and Morrell Farm Service, self employed trucker. He loved to work on equipment. He also enjoyed gardening, listening to music, spending time on the farm. His greatest loves of all was his family and spending time with them. He loved living life to the fullest.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Celebration of life, and meal will be from 2:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Saturday, December 16, 2017, at the Macomb American Legion. Memorial is to Pay it Forward Fund. Jones Mortuary in Colchester handled arrangements for the family. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Lotus Hilton Webb - 10110/18/1916 - 12/7/2017
Lotus Martin Hilton Webb born to Charles and Leta Justus Martin, in Hire Township Oct 18, 1916 left earth Dec 7, 2017 to play organ for the choirs of heaven. She grew up in Tennessee Township on a farm in Centennial neighborhood, graduating Colchester HS 1934.
She married Cecil (Tom) Hilton April 3, 1935 and Carol (Don) Brake and Charles (Sharon) Hilton came along in 1940 and 1941. Tom passed Oct 1967 and Lotus married Kenneth Webb Oct 1974 who died July, 2002.
Lotus was employed by WIU in Computer Services for 20 years. She was a member of Tennessee Unit of Home Bureau Extension; Rebekah Lodge and drill team, Rocking Chair Club, Rio Grande Texas Quilting Guild; Colchester and Macomb Women's Clubs; United Methodist Women volunteering in various activities at the Wesley United Methodist Church of Macomb. In retirement she loved to senior square dance and travel with their Airstream caravan club around the USA, and after Tom's death visited some European points of interest.
She is survived by her children; four grand children; 6 great grand grandchildren; two step daughters, Barbara (John) Zimmerman and Nancy Griffith; 3 step grandchildren, 4 step great grandchildren; nephew Alvin (Helen) Gloyd; and niece Linda Gloyd (Troy) Parks.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, both husbands and four siblings.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, December 11, 2017, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb with Dr. Howard White. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Visitation with the family will be from 12 noon to 1:00 P.M. Monday at the church. Friends may view and sign the register book from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Memorials are to Wesley United Methodist Church or Macomb Salvation Army. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
L. Lorraine Hurst - 933/21/1924 - 11/26/2017
Farmington, Illinois, formerly of Plymouth
L. Lorraine Hurst age 93 of Farmington, Illinois, formerly of Plymouth, Illinois, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Courtyard Estates in Farmington. She was born March 21, 1924, in Macomb, to George and Mary Burton James. Lorraine was united in marriage to Loren Hurst, on June 30, 1948, in Macomb, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1994.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: Gary (Jeanne) Hurst, Trivoli, Illinois, 2 Grandsons: Christopher (Tracy) Hurst, Mapleton, Illinois, Jeffery (Cheryl) Hurst, Toulon, Illinois, 4 Great Grandchildren: Kaylie, Kelsey, Andrew, Emily, 1 Brother: Benny James, Colchester, and 1 Sister: Georgie (Al) Henderckson, Phoenix, Arizona.
Lorraine was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 46 years, 1 Great Grandson: Kyle Hurst, 2 Brothers: Ernest James, Earl James, and 1 Sister: Nancy Richardson.
Lorraine was a member of the Plymouth Baptist Church, she attended and was active in the Colchester First Baptist Church. She enjoyed to quilt, embroidery, and gardening. Most of all she was a mom that loved her family.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Dennis Clements. Burial will follow the services at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 A.M. to 11;00 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday till time of services. Memorial is to Alzheimer's Association or Lorgan Trivoli Rescue. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Levi T. Bigsby - 771/3/1940 - 11/18/2017
Levi T. Bigsby age 77 of Macomb, Illinois, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017, at Heartland Health Care Center, in Macomb. He was born January 3, 1940 in Barry, Illinois, to Archie Richard and Lula Bell Neese Bigsby. Levi was united in marriage on March 7, 1962 in Macomb to Judith Rose Fox.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his wife of 55 years Judith Rose Bigsby, Macomb, 1 Son: Robert (Vanessa) Bigsby, Macomb, 2 Daughters: Margaret (Kent) Renner, Tennessee, Carol Bigsby, Blandinsville, 9 Grandchildren: Mitchell McHone, Colchester, Melissa (Tommy) Humphrey, Macomb, Dustin (Laura) Bigsby, Macomb, Kerri Bigsby, Macomb, Gerri (John) Fitch, Macomb, Sheldon Steele, Springfield, Christina Bigsby, Macomb, T.J. (Tiffany) Bigsby, Macomb, Aaron (Bigsby) Stanley, Galesburg, 12 Great Grandchildren, 1 Brother: Herman Lee Bigsby, and 1 Sister Betty (Bigsby) Craig.
Levi was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Daughter: Debra Jo Bigsby, 1 Sister: Faye Hall, and 1 Brother: Clarence Bigsby.
He was a lifetime farmer. If you knew Levi he was always on the go. If he wasn’t fishing he was outside tinkering around with something. He was the best husband, father, grandpa and friend that you could ask for. He is loved and missed by all. Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation with the family will be 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Saturday November 25, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary, in Colchester. Graveside services will be 12 Noon Saturday at Good Hope Cemetery with Rev. Carl Redding. Memorial is to the American Heart Association. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
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