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Vivian E. Beck - 95

5/19/1920 - 3/24/2016
Macomb Formerly of Colchester

Vivian E. Beck age 95 of Macomb formerly of Colchester, passed away at 7:10 A.M. Thursday, March 24, 2016, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.  She was born in Colchester, on May 19, 1920, to William Henry and Nola Coplan Mourning.  She was united in marriage August 10, 1938 in Burlington, Iowa, to Keith Beck, he preceded her in death on May 31, 1999.  She was also preceded by her parents and 1 Son: Jerry Beck.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Sons: Russell and Verla Beck of Fredericksburg, Texas, Richard Beck of Colchester, 1 Daughter: Joyce and Jerry Whitlock, Colchester,  6 Grandchildren: Lisa Foster, Macomb, Brian and Christy Beck, Good Hope, Heather Sizemore, Bloomington, Illinois, Stacy and Josh Steele, Table Grove, Mindy and Jason Featherlin, Industry, Delci and JD Ditterman, Texas, 13 Great Grandchildren: Taylor and Noah Ditterman, Texas, Isabella Foster, Macomb, Owen and Kate Beck, Good Hope, Reece and Megan Sizemore, Bloomington, Mabelle Rowe, Table Grove, Makenna Le Febvore, Table Grove, Keysa Steele, Table Grove, Kyler Steele, Table Grove, Garret Beck, Industry, Oliva Featherlin, Industry, 1 Brother: William Herschel Mourning, Colchester.
Vivian was a member of Fandon Christian Church in Fandon, Illinois, she was a Homemaker, and loved her family.
Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday March 28, 2016, at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with Rev. Lee Unger.  Memorial is Donors Choice.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handleing arraignments for the family.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Larry D. "Zeke" Zimmerman - 78

1/12/1938 - 3/21/2016
Augusta, Illinois

Larry D. “Zeke” Zimmerman age 78 of Augusta, Illinois, passed away Monday, March 21, 2016, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.  He was born January 12, 1938 in La Harpe, Illinois to Marion and Lucille Lefler Zimmerman.  He was united in marriage on October 1, 1960, in Macomb, to Roxie Powell.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife: Roxie of Augusta, 3 Sons: Ed of Montgomery, Texas, Dennis of Augusta, Illinois, Dale and Amy of Beardstown, Illinois, 2 Daughters: Cindy and Shawn Hamilton, Augusta, Illinois, Tammy and Nick Cook, Camdenton, Missouri, 9 Grandchildren, 4 Great Grandchildren, 1 Brother: Jerry Michelle Zimmerman, Roseville, Illinois, 3 Sisters: Linda McHone Fowler, Macomb, Illinois, Sandy Hamm, Industry, Illinois, Sharon Konkler, Macomb, Illinois.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Grandson: Derrick and 1 Aunt: Vera Barton.
Larry attended Bethel Baptist Church, and had been employed by Heinfold Hog Market.
Funeral services are 1:00 P.M. Friday,  March 25, 2016, at Jones Mortuary, in Colchester with Pastor Jim Richardson.  Burial will follow the services at Bethel Cemetery, rural Fandon.  Visitation with the family will be from 12 Noon to 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Funeral Home.  Memorial is to the Back pack program.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Thursday.   Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

William F. Henness - 82

4/13/1933 - 3/1/2016
Colchester

William F. Henness, 82 of Colchester.  After a 2 year battle with cancer, with the dedicated love and care of his wife, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 1, 2016.  He was born April 13, 1933, to John W. Henness and Lucia B. Crocker.  For more than 62 years, he shared life with his wife, Virgie A. Roberts Nelson, whom he married on July 3, 1953.  Shortly there after, he adopted Virgie’s daughter, Carol.
At the age of 17, he joined the U.S. Army.  He proudly served his country in Korea as a sniper until a battle wound led to a medical discharge, earning a Purple Heart.
He worked at Hemps / King Seeley for 31 years and the Elms Nursing Home for 10 years.  He also served as a lay minister for about 10 years.  Some of his interest over the years include photography, hunting and shooting marksmanship, archery and running.  But most of all he loved his country and family.
He is survived by his wife, Virgie, of Colchester and three children: Carol (David) Reedy, Naperville, Mark, Plymouth and Melody (Carlton) Berndt, Cherry Valley, one sister; Dorothy Bodenhamer, and one brother; Robert Henness both of Colchester.  He is also survived by nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Colchester Rescue Squad and McDonough District Hospital Hospice.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, March 4, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with the Rev. Dennis Clements, Burial with full Military Rites by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 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.  Memorial is to Colchester Rescue Squad.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Helen B. Cordell - 93

10/18/1922 - 2/27/2016
Macomb Formerly of Colchester

Helen B. Cordell, age 93 of Macomb, formerly of Colchester, passed away February 27, 2016, at O.S.F. in Peoria, Illinois.  She was born October 18, 1922, in Novinger, Missouri, to Frank and Lucy Donnelly Beck. Helen married Carroll DeVere Danner in Arlington, Virginia on October 28, 1944, he preceded her in death on January 2, 1961.  She later married James W. Cordell, in Macomb, Illinois on April 14, 1961, he preceded her in death on August 30, 2010.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, 4 Brothers: Henry S. Beck, Frank Beck Jr., Harold Beck, Robert Beck, 2 Sisters: Virginia Murphy, and Ina Reynolds.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Daughter Lucinda (Grant) Gainey, Cary, North Carolina, 2 Grandchildren: Ryan and Bridget.
Helen was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb, McDonough District Hospital Auxiliary.
Cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorial service will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb with Rev. Mike Thomas.  The family will meet with friends following the service in the church Narthex.  Private internment will be held at a later date at Gibson Cemetery, Fandon and Astoria Cemetery, Astoria.  Memorial is to Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements.  To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Marilyn I. Cavett - 91

3/1/1924 - 2/11/2016
Macomb formerly of Colchester

Marilyn I. Cavett passed away Thursday morning, February 11, 2016, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.  She was born on March 1, 1924, in Macomb to Albert and Lena Henderson Watson.  Marilyn married Charles Cavett on April 3, 1948, at Camp Creek Parsonage.  He preceded her in death June 29th, 2009.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 3 Children: Beverly (Roger) Lundeen of Galesburg, Lynn ( Cindy) Cavett and Lonnie (Vickie) Cavett of Macomb, Eight Grandchildren: Jeff (Karen), Jennifer, Max and Jack Cavett and Tracie, Justin, Shannon and Chade Lundeen and two Great Grandchildren: Cam and Claire.  Also surviving are TwoBrothers: Randall and Gene (Carol) Watson of Macomb.
Marilyn was Valedictorian of her Macomb High Senior Class in 1941 and also a graduate of Gem City Business College in Quincy, Illinois.  She enjoyed being a homemaker and a member of the McDonough County home extension.  She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Colchester.  She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. 
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, February 15, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Dennis Clements.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be 10:00 to 11:00 A.M. Monday at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday.  Memorials are to McDonough District Hospital Hospice or the Elms Nursing Home.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Judith A. Martin - 69

11/20/1946 - 2/2/2016
Colchester

Judith A. Martin age 69 of Colchester passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at O.S.F. in Peoria, Illinois.  She was born November 20, 1946, in Keokuk, Iowa, to John and Louise Goon Kull.  Judy was united in marriage to Clarence Martin, June 1967  in Keokuk, Iowa.
Surviving to mourn her passing are her Husband: Clarence of Colchester, 1 Son: Tony and Debra Martin, Blandinsville, 2 Daughters: Tami Martin, Colchester and Kelley Martin, Macomb, 8 Grandchildren: Trista, Britany, Anthony, Courtney, Austin, Destiny, Celeste, Noah, 6 Great Grandchildren: Dakoda, Chase, Decklaw, Baylie, Carsynn, Bella, 1 Brother: Kevin Kull, Keokuk, Ia. and 1 Sister: Sister Kathy Kull, St.Louis, MO.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, 2 Grandchildren: Mason Smith and Gabriella Martin.
Judy taught Catholicism at St. Pauls Church for 22 years, member of the Women’s Guild, active in Bible Study groups. She was awarded the McDonough County Good Samaritan Award, 10 years ago.  Judy was in private home health care.  Most of all, she was a wonderful Christian women, friend, mother and wife.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, February 5, 2016, at St.Pauls Church in Macomb, with Monsignor Richard Pricco.  Burial will follow the services at St. Paul Cemetery, in Macomb.  Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at St. Pauls Church in Macomb, with a Wake service at 7:00 P.M.  Memorial is to the Family.  A luncheon will be served at St. Pauls School Gym following the services at the grave.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Dr. William E. Brattain - 77

4/7/1938 - 12/25/2015
Colchester

Dr. William “Bill” Edwin Brattain, 77, of Colchester, IL passed away on Friday, December 25 at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Bill was born on April 7, 1938 in Noblesville, IN to John and Bernice “Monti” (Montgomery) Brattain. He was raised in Sharpsville, IN and graduated from Sharpsville High School in 1956. Bill attended Indiana University from where he received his B.S., M.S., Re.Dir., and Re.D. degrees. He remained a loyal IU alum and avid Hoosier basketball fan throughout his life.
On April 3, 1960, Bill married his college sweetheart, Helen Jacqueline “Jacquie” Hancock in Bloomington, IN. Bill is survived by his beloved wife; three daughters - Cindy (Rick) Ramsey of Augusta, IL, Nancy (Don) Rogers of Terre Haute, IN, and Jenny Brattain of Macomb, IL; and eight grandchildren - Stacey (Nathan) Fry, Doug Ramsey, Rickey Ramsey, Allison Ramsey, Matthew Ramsey, Madeline Ramsey, Laura Rogers, and Jonathan Rogers; five great-grandchildren; and cousins George (Susan) Brattain and Nancy (Don) Garrison. He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law Fred and Ruby Hancock, and cousin Halford Brattain. Bill was a loving and dedicated father and grandfather. He very much enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events, particularly basketball and volleyball games, at Southeastern High School in Augusta and frequently visited Terre Haute to support his grandchildren there. For the past several years, Bill and Jacquie enjoyed spending the winter in Bradenton, FL. Bill loved Florida and especially enjoyed spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren on Anna Maria Island.
In 1960, William was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fort Knox. Following his tour at Fort Knox, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1971.
Dr. Brattain, or “Dr. B” as his students affectionately called him, spent his career in higher education and was deeply committed to the young people that he served over the decades. He began his career as Union Director at Manchester College in North Manchester, IN and then returned to his alma mater, Indiana University, to serve as Associate Director of the Indiana Memorial Union. He felt fortunate to have had the opportunity to work at IU during the exciting and tumultuous late 1960s. In 1971, Dr. B. accepted the position of Director of the Student Union at Western Illinois University. Over the next 27 years, he served in a variety of roles in the Division of Student Affairs. He retired as Associate Vice President for Student Services Emeritus and Professor of Recreation, Tourism, and Park Administration Emeritus. Dr. Brattain was widely recognized as a national leader in the profession of college union and student activities administration. He believed that the experiences students had outside of the classroom shaped their lives and careers in profound ways and shared this passion with his students, particularly the many graduate students who have pursued careers in Higher Education. Dr. B. served on the boards of the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), the Association of College Unions International (ACUI), and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. He served as Chair of the NACA Board. He was awarded the Founders Award from NACA and the Butts-Whiting Award from ACUI, the highest
honors that each of these organizations can bestow.
Dr. B’s other great professional passion was the performing arts. He was devoted to developing performing arts and concert programming through the University Union Board and Bureau of Cultural Affairs. His work with the performing arts was noteworthy for the extent to which students were involved guiding the programming and the ability of WIU to attract high quality programs to a small, rural community that utilized a gymnasium for its venue. The range of programs that WIU presented during Bill’s tenure were extraordinarily diverse and included such noteworthy productions as Cats, Amadeus, The Wiz, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, B.B. King, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, the Beach Boys, Natalie Cole, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Chuck Berry, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, and his personal hero and favorite, Johnny Cash. In addition to presenting the performing arts, Dr. Brattain was a guiding force behind the establishment of the WIU Performing Arts Society and the Youth Performing Arts Series. He was appointed by the Governor to the Illinois Arts Council in 2004 and served until the time of his death. In 2011, Dr. Brattain authored and published Entertainment in the Heartland: Some Humorous Memories and Random Thoughts, a memoir of his experience with the arts and concerts throughout his career.
Dr. B. loved WIU and received much love in return. Bill and Jacquie established the Brattain Transfer Scholarship through the WIU Foundation. Bill was named an Honorary Alumni in 2007. Upon his retirement, a Student Leadership Award and Community Arts Award were established in his honor and bear his name. In 2014, the Prairie Lounge in the University Union was renovated and renamed the William E. Brattain Lounge in his honor.
Bill was actively engaged in civic life. He served as Tri-Chair of the McDonough County United Way Campaign and Vice President and President of the McDonough County YMCA Board of Directors. He was elected Trustee of Carl Sandburg College and served as a trustee for 16 years and Board Chair on four occasions. Bill was an active member of Rotary International for over 50 years, the majority of those years with the Macomb noon club. He and wife Jacquie are both Paul Harris Fellows.
Bill was a man of great faith and lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. He was a current member of Wesley United Methodist Church and former member of the Blandinsville Methodist Church. For several years he served as a Lay Leader and Certified Lay Speaker. Methodists around the area, particularly at the Blandinsville Church, enjoyed his plain spoken, but meaningful, sermons.
In 1957, Bill was initiated as a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity. He joined his father, Uncle Bill, and cousin Hal as a member of the Beta chapter. Bill was initiated into the Masonic Lodge in 1960 in Sharpsville, IN and was a perpetual member of the LaHarpe Lodge.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, December 30, 2014, at Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb, with Rev. Tom Mehaffy.  Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with the Presentation of the Flag to the Family by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion, Masonic Services will be held at the grave.  The family will meet with friends from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb.  Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester from 8:00 to 12 noon Tuesday then after 4:00 Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the William “Dr. B.” and Jacquie Brattain Transfer Scholarship with the Western Illinois University Foundation.
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Roger L. Chockley - 68

11/8/1947 - 12/14/2015
Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas – Roger L. Chockley, age 68, passed away on Monday December 14, 2015 at the Veterans Hospital in Wichita.  Born November 8, 1947, in Macomb, Illinois, he was the son of the late Rolen and Helen Chockley (nee McFadden).
Roger served in the United States Navy in 1965 – 1967 aboard the USS America.  He subsequently worked in various fields mostly as a professional truck driver.  He spent most of his adult life claiming the Wichita, Kansas area as home.  In his earlier years, he participated in Rodeo competitions as a Bull Rider.  He also enjoyed working with horses, golfing and was an avid Denver Bronco fan.
He is survived by a daughter Jennifer Chockley and grand-daughter Molly Welsh both of Kansas.  He is further survived by brothers Randall, Rodney, Richard and sister Rita Rouse all residing in Illinois
A graveside memorial service and burial will be held at the Industry, Illinois Cemetery at a later date. Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Raymond Lee Young - 57

5/21/1958 - 11/9/2015
Colchester

Raymond Lee Young age 57 of Colchester, passed away at his home in Colchester on November 9, 2015.  He was born May 21, 1958, in Macomb to Raymond and Dorothy M. Wareing Young Sr.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Mother: Dorothy Wareing of Blackpool, England, 1 Daughter: Jessica Kelley, Macomb, 1 Brother: David Young, Colchester, 2 Sisters: Michelle S. Young, Colchester, Linda Ann Carey, Macomb, several Nieces and Nephews, along with many good Friends.
Raymond was preceded in death by his Father: Raymond Young Sr., 1 Brother: Christopher E. Young, Grandmother: Alice Young, Grandfathers: Robert Young, Harold Creasey, and Maternal Grandparents: William and Phyllis Wareing.
Raymond was employed by Jack Louderman at Louderman Auction Center in Macomb.
Cremation Rites have been accorded.  Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, November 30, 2015, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Private burial will take place at a later date at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Memorial is to Colchester Rescue Squad.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Richard C. Miller - 61

7/13/1954 - 10/28/2015
Colchester

Richard C. Miller age 61 of Colchester.  With Pam at his side he went to be with his Lord at 12:41 A.M. Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Illinois.  He was born July 13, 1954, in Macomb, Illinois to Keith and Mildred Dickerson Miller.  They both preceded him in death along with 1 Uncle: Bob, and 1 Aunt: D. Era Burford.
Surviving to mourn his passing is his life time soul mate: Pam Deloach, 1 Son: David Deloach, 1 Daughter: Tracy Deloach and 1 very special grandson: Austin Russell all of Colchester.
Dick was a former member of the Rock Island Local Labors Union 309.  For the last 15 years he could be found helping local contractors and friends with building materials at R & P Lumber in Macomb, Illinois, where he was employed.  Dick’s family was his greatest pride of all.
Celebration of life will be 12:00 Noon Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Mark Smith.  Visitation with the family will be from 10:00 to 12:00 Noon, Monday at the funeral home.  Memorial has been established to Spinal Muscular Atrophy foundation.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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