Russell - 862/2/1925 - 10/28/2011
Russell D. “Jack” Wilson, age 86 of Colchester, passed away at 6:58 A.M. Saturday, October 29, 2011, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. He was born February 3, 1925, in Rushville, Illinois, to Roy Delbert and Sarah Florence Wheelhouse Wilson. Jack was united in marriage to Naomi F. Stockdale on August 24, 1946, in Macomb, Illinois. Naomi preceded him in death on March 11, 2008. Also preceding him are his parents, 3 Brothers; Jim, Merle and Bob Wilson, and 1 Sister; Elnora J. Smith.
Surviving to mourn Jack’s passing are 1 Daughter; Lyndanita and Edwin Hamm, 1 Son; William “Rick” Wilson, 5 Grandchildren; Stacey Alexander and Dale Markley, William Alexander and his partner Terry Chasteen, Jennifer and Tyler Hennings, Jessica Wilson, 3 Great Grandchildren; Ashley and Bailey Alexander, Cy Hennings, 2 Great Great Grandchildren; Daylynn Alexander and Marley Jo Alexander, 1 Brother; Arden and Madie Wilson, 2 Sisters; Berty and Ed Agans and Alice Hodges.
Jack was a member of the St. Pauls Church in Macomb, St. Pauls Knights of Columbus, Gold Hills Golf Course, Little Swan and Shaw Creek Golf Clubs, Automotive Whole salers of Illinois, Macomb V.F.W. Post 1921 and past member of the Colchester Lions Club. He had been a Police Officer in Bushnell, Illinois, worked for Anderson Automotive in Colchester, Owned and operated Bushnell Auto parts for 56 years. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from June 5, 1943, to March 21, 1946, as a Belly Gunner in the Navy Air Corp. He survived the Sinking of the U.S. Liscome Bay and he served on the U.S. Barnes.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Deacon Larry Adams. Visitation will be Tuesday, November 1, 2011, from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Burial with Military Rites by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, following the services. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday till time of services. Memorial is to the Macomb V.F.W. Post 1921. To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Shirley May Rigg - 865/1/1925 - 10/2/2011
Shirley May Rigg age 86 of Macomb, passed away at 12:55 A.M. Monday, October 3, 2011, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
She was the fourth of five children born to William and Ida (Swisher) Elam on May 2, 1925. She graduated from Western Academy in 1943 and worked at Woolworth's on the Macomb Square.
She married Keith Wm. Rigg on October 20, 1945. The wedding was held in Anniston, Ala., while Keith was stationed at Fort McClellan. She returned to Macomb when her husband served in the army in France. She worked at Hemps making bomb bands.
She lived all of her life near Fandon, Illinois as a homemaker, assisting Keith in farming and his auctioneering business.
Shirley is survived by two sons; Craig (Cynthia) Rigg of Colchester and Curt (Janet) Rigg of Bushnell, a son-in-law; Rick Mercier of Mound, Minnesota, two Sisters; Francis (Elam) Scholz of Effingham, Kansas, and Marie (Elam) Rigg of Macomb; seven grandchildren - Crista Rigg, Cyle and Marla Rigg, Shelley Rigg, Cory Rigg, Kary Rigg, Christy and Kirk Aceves, and Mindy Mercier and three great-grandchildren, Cade, Owen and Tegan Rigg.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter; Camilla Ree Mercier of Mound, Minnesota, Brother; Earl Elam of Peoria, and a Sister; Wanda Thorman of Macomb.
She was a member of the Macomb First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and of the Nutty Nut Pickers Club. She was a collector, a seamstress, an avid reader, and cared deeply for her church and her family.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, October 6, 2011, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with the Rev. Terry Foland Officiant. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Archer-Bethel Cemetery. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday. Memorials are to Archer-Bethel Cemetery Association or the Macomb First Christian Church. To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Marion Francis Jackson - 9011/10/1920 - 10/1/2011
Marion Francis (Bouck) Jackson age 90 of Macomb, passed away at 4:20 P.M. Sunday, October 2, 2011, at Wesley Village Health Care in Macomb, Illinois of Congestive heart failure and cancer.
He was born in Macomb, Illinois on November 3 1920 to William Andrew and Minnie Bell (McKee) Jackson, the 10th of 11 children, he married Doris Darlene Leasman on September 12, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo.. She preceded him in death on February 23, 2003. He is survived by 3 children; Marian Estella (Andrew) Butcher of Winnebago, Illinois, Frances Lorraine Jackson (Ken Goodroe) of Swanton, VT., and William Everett Jackson of Belleville, Illinois. He is survived by 7 grandchildren; Christopher Byrne, Jennifer (Herb) Adams, Kimberly (Darvy) Spoor, Jonathan (Shana) Butcher, Ryan (Holly) Jackson, Katie (Martin) Hrabusicky, and Evan (Courtney) Jackson. He is also survived by 9 great Grandchildren; Caitlin Byrne, Ty Spoor, Emma Spoor, Michael Adams, Hunter Adams, Kelsey Butcher, Elijah Butcher, Olivia Jackson, and Parker Jackson. He was preceded in death by 1 great grandchild; Zachary Adams and by his parents and all of his siblings.
Marion served in World War II from 1942 until 1945 with the Army Corp of Engineers. He was stationed in the Philippines. After the war, Marion farmed for a few years around Macomb. In 1951 he moved to Galesburg where he worked at the Admiral plant until 1956. He moved to rural Colchester in the fall of 1956 and joined the Labor Union and helped build many of the building on the WIU campus. In January of 1967 he moved to town in Colchester, where he lived until 2009. He then moved to the Wesley Village Apartments in Macomb were he resided until shortly before his death.
In his younger years he was an avid hunter of coons, rabbits, and squirrels. After retirement in 1982, he became an avid fisherman. He always had a big vegetable garden and even kept a small garden while at Wesley Village. He loved to go blackberry picking and mushroom hunting. He also loved to walk and walked a mile a day until shortly before his death.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, October 8, 2008, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with the Rev. Mark Smith officiant. Visitation with the family will be from 12:30 to 2:00 Saturday at the funeral. Friends May view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Friday. Burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with full Military Rites at the grave by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion. Memorials are to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice. To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Connie Sue Kenneday - 678/5/1944 - 9/22/2011
Connie Sue Kenneday age 67 of Macomb, passed away at 6:51 A.M. Friday, September 23, 2011, at McDonough District Hospital. Connie was born August 6, 1944 in Macomb to Ralph and Lucille Bell Kenneday. She was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 nephew: Barton Keithley.
Surviving to mourn her passing are her sister; Mrs. Joan Keithley Lindsey of Macomb and 1 Nephew: Bradford G. Keithley and 1 Great Nephew: Paul M. Keithley.
Connie was a member of the Colchester United Methodist Church and had been employed by Bridgway of Macomb.
Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 26, 2011, at Round Prairie Cemetery, rural Plymouth, Illinois, with the Rev. Mark Smith, officiant. Friends may view and sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday. Memorial is to the Colchester United Methodist Church. To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Lena McFadden - 1001/21/1911 - 9/14/2011
Lena McFadden age 100 of Macomb, passed away at 5:00 P.M. Thursday, September 15, 2011, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. She was born January 22, 1911, in Stratton, Nebraska, to William and Dora Stoneking Downey. Lena was united in marriage on November 24, 1927, in Macomb to William McFadden. He preceded her in death on July 2, 2006. She was also preceded by her parents, 1 Son- Richard Lee McFadden, 2 - Grandchildren, 1 - Great Granddaughter, 2 - Brothers; Leo and Arthur, and 2 Sisters; Edna Loy and Vera Roberts.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son; Ronald and Lois McFadden, Adair, 3 Daughters; Geraldine and Charles Hayes, Macomb, Janet Billeter, Macomb, and Linda and Jack LaFary, Macomb, 12 Grandchildren, 29 Great Grandchildren, 17 Great Great Grandchildren, and 1 Sister; Dora Young, Macomb.
Lena had worked as a cook at V.I.T. School, Macomb Sewing Factory in Macomb, farm wife and mother.
Graveside services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, September 19, 2011, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Macomb, with Rev. Robert Harrison officiating. Friends may view and sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday. Memorials are to Harbor Light Hospice or The McDonough District Hospital Comfort Cart. To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
L. Laveta Edwards - 9411/23/1916 - 9/11/2011
Rural Hancock County
L. Laveta Edwards age 94 of 1917 North County Road 2600, Colchester, passed away at 1:50 A.M. Monday, September 12, 2011 at the La Harpe Davier Health Care, in La Harpe, Illinois. She was born November 24, 1916 in Hancock, County to William J. and Lela V. Waymack Edwards.
Laveta was preceded in death by her parents, 2 Brothers, and 3 Sisters. She had been employed as a Waitress.
Graveside services will be 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at Majorville Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert Tillman officiant. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday. To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Margarie L. Duncan - 889/10/1922 - 9/6/2011
Margarie L. Duncan age 88 of Colchester, passed away at 8:50 A.M. Wednesday, September 7, 2011, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb. She was born September 11, 1922, in Macomb, Illinois, to Melvin and Cora Marlett Frakes. She was united in marriage on January 30, 1945, in Colchester, to Marion E. Duncan, he preceded her in death, June 6, 1998.
Surviving to mourn her passing are Several Nieces and Nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Margarie had worked at Hagger Pottery, in Macomb and she was also a Homemaker.
Memorial services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Jones Mortuary, Colchester, with the Rev. Mark Smith officiant. Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Monday till time of services. Cremation rites have been accorded. To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Mildred Marie Larson - 976/10/1914 - 8/31/2011
Mildred Marie Larson age 97 of Colchester, passed away at 3:55 P.M. Thursday, September 1, 2011, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb. She was born June 11, 1914 in Howell County, Mo., to William Edward and Lottie Inez Crane Turner. Mildred was united in marriage on February 10, 1946 in Carthage, Illinois, to Minor Larson, he preceded her in death in 1969.
Mildred is survived by 2 Sons; Calvin Larson, Colchester, Minor Le Roy Larson, Iowa, 1 Daughter; Sharon Larson, Colchester, 5 Grandchildren; Jordon Larson, Summer Alexandria, Gina and Pat St.John, Hank and Sue Larson, Melvin and Chris Larson, and 1 Great Granddaughter; Riley Brown.
She was preceded by her parents, Husband, 3 Sons; Larry, Loren and Gene Larson, 3 Sisters; Dorothy Woodside, Florence Van Houten and Leona Tanner, 6 Brothers; George Mowry, Waldo Turner, Wilber and Wilmer Turner, Lee Turner and William Turner.
Elizabeth B. Rings - 9012/29/1920 - 8/27/2011
Elizabeth B. Rings age 90 of Colchester, passed away at 8:48 P.M. Sunday, August 28, 2011, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Illinois. She was born December 30, 1920, in Bethel Township, to Otis and Lois Johnson DeGarmo. On September 7, 1939, in Keokuk, Iowa, she was united in marriage, to Clifford L. Rings, he preceded her in death on August 31, 2000.
Surviving to mourn her passing is 1 Daughter; Ann Runner, Colchester, 1 Granddaughter; Amanda Runner, New York City, New York, 1 Nephew; Larry and Jane Rings, Colchester, 2 Special Friends; Kendall Knowles and Judy Lewis.
Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 Infant Son; Brian Rings and 1 Brother; William DeGarmo.
She was a member of the Macomb First Presbyterian Church, McDonough County Home Bureau, 4-H Leader. She also loved cooking and baking for her family and friends, along with sewing and her pets. She was a homemaker, She had worked at the Colchester Sales Association and she had taught school.
Cremation Rites have been accorded, funeral services will be held at a later date. A visitation with the family will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. Friday, September, 2, 2011 at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Memorials are to Scotts Cemetery or McDonough County Animal Shelter. Friends may sign the registor book at the funeral home after 12:00 Noon Friday till time of services. To leave condolences to the family visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.
Lois M. Nickson - 725/26/1939 - 8/17/2011
Lois M. Nickson age 72 of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 9:53 A.M. Thursday, August 18, 2011, at McDonough District Hospital, in Macomb.
Lois was born May 27, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois to William and Helen Brosnahan Schoen. She moved to Macomb in 1957 to attend Western Illinois University, where she met John Nickson. She was united in marriage, in Bensonville, Illinois on June 3, 1961, to John Nickson, John survives in Macomb. Also surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son; Patrick Nickson, Leadville, Co., 1 Daughter; Deb Nickson, Flagstaff, Az., 1 Brother; Tom Schoen, New Auburn, Wisc., and 1 Sister; Mary Ann Garcia, Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents.
Lois was a life long volunteer for and supporter of Children’s programs. Lois was a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority , Past member of the Illinois Park District, Past member of Girl and Boy Scout Boards. She had been recognized by numerous community, state and even national volunteer organizations. Her proudest recognition came from the Illinois Association of Park Districts in the Mike Cassidy Commissioner Community Service award, the highest honor bestowed by the IAPD. The Award recognizes commissioners who have demonstrated the highest example of community service, personal integrity and ingenuity. Lois taught swimming lessons at the Macomb Park District. She also has taught preschool swimming at the McDonough County YMCA, assisted YMCA swim teams and served as a lifeguard for various organization. Lois has served as an instructor, troop and camp leader for the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, assisted the Macomb school district library and after school programs, helped with 4-H, Meals on Wheels, McDonough County Special Olympics, the Macomb Community Quality of Life Advisory Committee’s Youth Talk Force, been a sorority advisor for WIU, sponsored a 12 and under girls softball team and helped create the McDonough CATS softball organization. In all she has 50 years of service, to McDonough County. In addition, to all her volunteer work, She worked beside her husband, John in the family Firestone and Shell Business.
Visitation with the family will be 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. Saturday, August, 20, 2011, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials are to the Macomb Park Foundation lighting at Veterans Field girls softball complex or McDonough District Hospital for Asthma Care and Support.
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