Nancy C. Murfin - 836/12/1933 - 5/14/2017
Nancy C. Murfin age 83 of Colchester, passed away at the home of her daughter in Macomb with her family at her side on Sunday, May 14, 2017. She was born June 12, 1933, in White Springs, Florida, to William H. (Buck) and Nita Carrie Chesire Sistrunk.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 3 Sons: James Michael Durrance, Lake City, Florida, Larry William Allbritton, Lake City, Florida, Mark Lane (Rhonda) Cherry, Rochester, Illinois, Joyce A. Register, Colchester, Illinois, Thelma (Mack) Chaney, Adel Georgia, Gloria Masters Grain View, Missouri, Mary Helen (Terry) Sparrow, Macomb, Illinois, T.C. ( Justin) Miller, St. Marys, Illinois, 6 Step Children, 28 Grandchildren, 40 Great Grandchildren, 4 Great Great Grandchildren, 1 Brother: Caulia (Buddy) Ogburn, Florida, 2 Sisters: Bernice Davis, Lake City Florida and Edna Barrs, Florida.
Nancy was preceded in death by her parents 1 Grandson: Brandon Sparrow and 1 Brother in law: Glen Barrs.
Nancy had worked at the Country Kitchen in Colchester, General Electric in Florida, Western Illinois University, and Sodexo at Western Illinois University. She loved fishing, dancing, cooking, flowers, ice cream, sewing, painting, playing card, doing puzzles, getting a pepsi with peanuts and taking a drive in the country, sitting on her porch with a fresh cup of coffee and enjoying listening to the birds and watching the animals in the early mourning or late evening. Her greatest joys came from her children. Spending time with them listening to Mark and Larry play music or laughing with the whole family. It didn’t matter to Nancy what they were doing as long as she had her family at her side.
Funeral Services will be 4:00 P.M. Tuesday May 16, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Bruce Goettsche. Visitation with the family will be from 3:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial is to The Elms Nursing Home or McDonough District Hospital Hospice. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Betty L. Shoopman - 9212/8/1924 - 5/9/2017
Betty L. Shoopman age 92 of Tennessee, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the Elms Nursing Center in Macomb. She was born December 8, 1924, in Colchester, to John and Maude Tandy Coghill. Betty was united in marriage to Blondell Shoopman, in Kahoka, Missouri in 1941, he preceded her in death August 19, 2001, she was also preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: Thomas Alan (Valerie) Shoopman, Florida, 1 Daughter: Janice (Chuck) Butterfield, Colchester, 3 Grandchildren: Paul (Lisa) Butterfield, Kelly Butterfield and Justin Lundgren, Scott (Andrea) Shoopman, 4 Great Grandchildren: Dalton, Madison, Jill (Dylan) Cook, and Courtney.
Betty had worked at Mcdonough Telephone, Colchester State Bank and helped her husband on the family farm.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Lee Unger. The family invites everyone that attends the service to share their memories of Betty during the service. 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. Friday at the funeral home. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday. Memorials are McDonough County Animal Shelter or McDonough District Hospital Deloris K. Switzer Womens Center. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Edna L. Lotz - 822/17/1935 - 5/1/2017
Edna L. Lotz age 82 of Colchester, passed away Monday, May 1, 2017, at Bettendorf, Iowa. She was born February 17, 1935, in Mooresville, Indiana, to Vern and Eva Gibson Robinson. Edna was united in marriage in Macomb, Illinois in 1955, to Perry L. Lotz. He preceded her in death on July 18, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and 1 Sister: Margie Robinson.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 3 Sons: Thomas L. (Sandra) Lotz, Lynchberg, Virginia, Dean J. (Erin) Lotz, Pearl City, Illinois, Scott H. Lotz, Davenport, Iowa, 1 Daughter: Lucinda (Bill) Lenger, Coal Valley, Illinois, 8 Grandchildren, and 1 Great Grandchild.
Edna was a graduate of Western High School in 1953. She went on to be ahead of her time, being the only girl in the Biology class at Western Illinois University, graduating with a Masters in Biology along with Physics, and Chemistry. She taught school at Bardolph, Cornell, Aledo, Beardstown and Industry. She was able to teach many students male and female that they could dream big in the sciences. She was a past member of the Aledo United Methodist Church. Member of the McDonough County Retired Teachers Association of which she served as the treasure for many years. In her spare time, Edna enjoyed gardening, quilting, reading, and, puzzles. Of all the accomplishments in her life, greatest joy to her was knowing the kids that she had taught and most of all, her family.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Mike Hrabal. Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home 1:00 P.M. Saturday. Memorials are to McDonough County Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Fund or Western Illinois University Biology Department. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Alice Louise Flynn Mourning - 905/28/1926 - 5/1/2017
Macomb formerly of Colchester
Alice Louise Flynn Mourning passed away Sunday, December 18, 2016, at 4:15 P.M. at Heartland Health Care Center In Macomb, Illinois.. Alice was born on April 28, 1926, She was the third daughter of George and Grace Rigg Carnahan of Fandon, Illinois.
She graduated from Colchester High School in 1943. She married J. Lester Flynn, October 2, 1944. They had three Children: Susan Beth, Stanley Lester and Sydney Jay. She graduated from Quincy Beauty Academy in 1959 and continued working as a hair dresser for the next 30 plus years. On May 20, 1999 she married Herschel Mourning. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Colchester for 80 years. Her hobbies were sewing and making noodles. She had retired to Texas then to Florida and then made her way back to Macomb.
Proceeding her in death were her parents George and Grace Carnahan, her husband J. Lester Flynn on July 15 1996 after 52 years of marriage, Sisters: Ann Nudd and Iris Martin, and Daughter In Law: Tena Flynn.
She is survived by her Daughter: Susan Lightle (Ken), Sons Stanley (Dianne) Flynn and Sydney Flynn. Nine Grandchildren: Matthew Flynn, Mark Flynn, Michael Flynn, Marshall Flynn, Mitchell Flynn, Scott Flynn, Stacy Flynn-Brenz, Kenneth Lightle III, Kandice Prillaman, Ten Great Grandchildren: Kylie Flynn, Abigail Flynn, Keegan Flynn, Cicely Flynn, Liam Flynn, Sara Flynn, Victoria Flynn, Kaylee Prillaman, Emma Prillaman, and Ryan Brenz. and several Nieces and Nephews. and her husband Herschel Mourning.
Celebration of Life Service will be, 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 6, 2017, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Ken Worcester. The family will meet with friends following the services at the funeral home. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Ann Marie Powell - 853/7/1932 - 4/26/2017
Ann Marie Powell age 85 of Macomb, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Illinois. She was born March 7, 1932 in Colchester, to Sam and Mae Hotten McGrann. Ann was united in marriage to Lindy R. Powell in Macomb on December 30, 1950, he preceded her in death on April 24, 2014. She was also preceded in death by her parents, 1 Son: Lindy Rex Powell Jr. and 1 Brother: Paul McGrann.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: David Marshall and Julie Powell, Macomb, 2 Daughters: Rose Marie Powell, Bloomington, Illinois, Natalie Jane and Tom Derry, Mountain View, California, 6 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, 1 Sister: Rachel Louderman, Colchester, 1 Daughter In Law: Karen Powell Meridian Texas.
Ann was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, Colchester Area Gathering Place Back Pack Program. She Graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts in Science and Special Education in 1974. Ann had been a special education teacher in both the Dallas City and Northwestern School Districts. Owner and Broker of Ideal Realty in Macomb, Co Owner of Lindys Drive Inn, Macomb and Co Owner of Macomb Skateland.
Private Graveside services will be held at Bethel Cemetery with Pastor Jim Richardson. Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester after 9:00 A.M. Sunday. Memorials are to Colchester Area Gathering Place Back Pack Program, P.O. Box 69, Colchester, Illinois, 62326. Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
James Lynn Chance - 718/29/1945 - 4/25/2017
Quincy, Illinois formerly of Blandinsville
James Lynn Chance age 71 of Quincy, Illinois, formerly of Blandinsville, passed away, Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. He was born August 29, 1945 in Macomb to Carl and Veola McCullum Chance.
Surviving to mourn his passing are 2 Nieces: Debra DeCounter, Melanie Ball, 2 Nephews: Greg Chance, Mike Ball, 1 Sister In Law: Sara Chance, and several Great Nieces and Nephews.
Lynn was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Brother: Ronald Chance, 1 Sister: Karlean Ball, 1 Sister In Law: Janice Chance, and 1 Brother In Law: Jack Ball.
Lynn served his country in the United States Air Force for 1966 to 1970, he was stationed in Thailand for a period of time. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, the Blandinsville American Legion. He loved the time he spent with his friends playing cards and having a good time. He also farmed with his Dad.
Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, April 27, 2017, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Military rites at the grave by the Macomb American Legion and the Macomb V.F.W.. Friends may view and sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, from 1:00 P.M to 5:00 P.M. Wednesday and from 8:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Thursday. Memorial is to the Blandinsville Veterans Memorial. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
Mark Hutchins - 575/8/1959 - 4/20/2017
Mark William Hutchins, 57, of Colchester passed away peacefully at 6:45 P.M. on April 20, 2017, in his home due to complications from ALS.
He was born May 8, 1959, to Kenneth and Doris (Rigg) Hutchins.
On February 22, 1997, he married the love of his life Cheryl K Walley. She survives.
Mark was a 1977 graduate of Macomb High School and worked at NTN Bower until his retirement. Before ALS he was an avid gardener and woodworker. He was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals and Denver Broncos fan.
Also surviving are his two step children, Sarah (Paul) Nelson of Colchester, IL, Seth (Melissa) Sappington of Plymouth, IL, one brother, Michael (Barbara) Hutchins of PlantCity, FL, a sister-in-law, Connie Hutchins of Macomb, IL, his father-in-law John Walley; sister-in-law Polly (Mark) Buddemeyer of Newburgh, IN; brother-in-law, Tom (Melissa) Walley of Fulton, MO. Two aunts, Patricia Ward of Macomb, IL and Linda (Cap) Spangler of Bushnell, IL; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mark’s favorite role was Papa Bear to Donovan and Jonothan Nelson, Lyndee, Norma and Cody Sappington, his adopted granddaughter Joslyn Hilton and his therapy dog, Maizy Grace.
Preceding him in death were his mother and father, his grandparents Pat and Irene Hutchins and Eldon and Marie Rigg, his brother Mitchell Hutchins, his uncle George Ward and aunt Pattie Swanson, mother-in-law, Norma Walley, sister-in-law Barbara Roskamp and brother-in-law David Roskamp.
Graveside services at will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at Mt Auburn Cemetery in Colchester with Pastor Jim Richardson. Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to Colchester Rescue Squad or the family through Jones Mortuary. The family wishes to express their thanks to Alex Little, Melissa Beatty and Meghan Carter for the love and care shown to Mark during his heroic battle with ALS and to his friends and classmates who made a positive difference. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
James M. Beadles - 665/10/1950 - 4/19/2017
James M. Beadles age 66 of Macomb, passed away Thursday, April 20, 2017, at O.S.F. Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. He was born May 10, 1950, in Macomb, to Basel Ralph and Opal Norris Beadles. Jim was united in marriage on May 25, 1990, in Macomb, to Clare Chatterton.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife: Clare of Macomb, 1 Son: Rusty Beadles of Burlington, 2 Step Daughters: Deanna Carr and Kim Huston, 2 Step Sons: Tony Carpinella , Minnesota, and Jim Carpinella, Tuttle, North Carolina,
16 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grandchildren, 8 Sisters: Shirley Frances and Cranston Williams of Cleveland, Ohio, Vonna Kay and Robert Gross, Lincoln, Illinois, Christina Creasy , Colchester, Illinois, Lois and Schuyler Sandeen, Torrance, California, Peggy and Rick Augustoski, Dumfries, Virginia, Carol Sue Boggs, Santa Rosa, California, Karadeen Burns, Missouri, Sharon Square of Long Beach, California 1 Brother: Butch and Melinda Beadles, the State of Tennessee, along with numerous Nieces, Nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
James was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Sister: Linda R. Nunn and 1 Brother: Louis Kelly.
James served his country in the U.S. Army. He had worked at Albee Florist, Haeger Pottery, and Woodrum Chevrolet. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb, AM. Vets of Macomb, Gold Wing Road Riders Association, of which he was an officer in the club for 19 years, Anita’s Kids, Lamoine Christian Camp, Macomb V.F.W. for 12 years, Patriot Guard for 10 years.
Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb with Rev. Paul Parker. Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services at the church. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will take place at a later date. Memorials are to Macomb Trinity Lutheran Church, Anita’s Kids or the Lamoine Christian Camp. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com
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
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