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Mary Jolene Miller - 87

4/7/1928 - 7/23/2015
Lincoln, Illinois formerly of Colchester

Mary Jolene Miller, 87, of Lincoln went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at The Christian Village Nursing Home in Lincoln. She formerly resided in Mesa, AZ, and Pekin.

Private family services will be held at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, Illinois.

Mary Jolene Martin was born on April 7, 1928 in Colchester the daughter of Archie Leroy and Nancy Arvilla Mourning Martin. She was united in marriage to Robert L. Miller on January 12, 1950 . He preceded her in death on May 13, 2001.

Surviving Mrs. Miller are her three sons: D. Brent (Lin) Miller of South Lebanon, OH., R. Brian (Gigi) Miller of Carmel, IN., A. Barry (Karen) Miller of Lincoln. One sister: Dorothy Jean (Lloyd) Yetter of Colchester. Six grandchildren, two step grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, six step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one sister: Betty Lee Martin La Joie of Montana, one brother: Charles Leroy Martin of Texas.

Memorials may be made to Safe Haven Hospice, The Christian Village, or the Colchester United Methodist Church Youth Group.

Jones Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements.


Dr. Stephan L. Roth - 90

3/30/1925 - 7/3/2015
Colchester, Illinois

Dr. Stephan Ludwig Roth had a sudden heart attack at the age of 90 while swimming in his pool in Colchester, Illinois, and passed away in the afternoon on Friday, July 3, 2015.
Dr. Roth was born on March 30, 1925, in Tartlau, Romania. His father, Stefan Ludwig Roth, a pharmacist, moved the family 6 years later to Marktschelken to buy a pharmacy. His mother was Hermine (Wolf) Roth. Dr. Roth had 2 younger brothers. Walter died of health reasons due to the war but his 83 year old brother, Heinz, is still living with his family in Germany. After 57 years of marriage, Dr. Roth's wife, Traudi, passed away July 2, 2013.
In 1943, Dr. Roth went to fight in Russia as a German soldier in the tank division during WWII. After the Normandy invasion in 1944, Dr. Roth and the other soldiers were loaded up and traveled 4 days by train to fight in France. Dr. Roth was shot in the leg, captured, and taken prisoner of war in France for 3 years. Dr. Roth was released in 1947 and traveled to the university in Graz, Austria, to become a medical doctor which had been his goal since the 4th grade.
After the war, Dr. Roth found Traudi again, who he had met in high school, and they got married on a snowy day on Feb. 26, 1956, in St. Veit a.d. Glan, Austria. A few months later, the newlyweds traveled by ship to America. After Dr. Roth passed the medical board exams in Chicago, they moved to Alton, Ill., where their two daughters were born, Heidi, in 1958, and Ingrid in 1960.
The last and final move for the Roth family was to Colchester, IL, where Dr. Stephan L. Roth M.D., opened his office on June 6, 1961. He enjoyed being a family physician for 34 years seeing patients at his office, hospitals, and nursing homes. His commitment of care for his patients included making house calls day or night. In his spare time he delivered over 100 babies.
Throughout his life, Dr. Roth contributed to the community in many ways. He was an active member of the American Medical Ass., Illinois State Medical Society, McDonough County Medical Society, McDonough District Hospital, Colchester Lions Club, Business Ass., and School Board. He established Friendway Park in Colchester, was a director of Colchester and Macomb nursing homes and on the board of directors of First Federal Savings and Loan Bank. He attended Immanuel Lutheran Church in Macomb, Ill.
Dr. Roth had a sense of adventure. He enjoyed taking pictures as he traveled to Jamaica, South America, the Carribean Islands, Mexico, Africa, Europe, and to almost all of the U.S. 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii. With Dr. Roth's amazing memory for detail, he wrote 2 books about his life. He showed creativity especially in designing his elaborate backyard landscape. He loved to be active ice skating, snow skiing, swimming, tennis, ping pong, hiking in Colorado, and walking the beach in California. At the age of 90, he still had a daily exercise routine before breakfast in the morning. This is an example of the qualities that we will remember about Dr. Roth leading a disciplined and organized life.

Dr. Roth was an inspiration to all who knew him with his enegetic work ethic. His dedication and compassionate care for the community will be remembered. He proved that you are never too old to set a new goal or dream a new dream. Dr. Roth's zest and passion for life will be continued by his 2 daughters Heidi (Roth) Sutherland, and her husband, Steve, who live in Black Forest, Colorado with their children Brian and Gretchen, and Ingrid (Roth) Kraus and her husband, Erik, who live in Redondo Beach, California, with their children Nicholas and Brett., 2015. 

The visitation will be held at Jones Mortuary in Colchester on Sunday, July 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.. Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Sunday.  A memorial service honoring the life of Dr. Stephan L. Roth will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 906 East Grant Street in Macomb, Illinois on Monday, July 13th at 12 noon.  Immediately following the service please join us for a time of sharing memories at the church fellowship hall.  Refreshments will be provided.  The family will have a private graveside service at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  If you with to continue to show Dr. Roth’s care for the community, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Colchester Rescue Squad, 217 East Depot Street, Colchester, Illinois 62326 or to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 906 East Grant Street Macomb, Illinois 61455.  To leave condolences to the family online visit jonesmortuaryfh.com

Eugene M. Wilhelm - 78

9/5/1936 - 7/1/2015
Colchester, Illinois

Eugene M. Wilhelm, age 78 of Colchester, Illinois went home to his Lord at 9:11 am on July 1, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.
He was born on September 5, 1936 near Industry, Illinois to Justus Leo and Nancy Edna (Parker) Wilhelm.
Eugene first married Loydetta Hayes and she predeceased him.  Eugene and Sandra L. Leftridge were united in marriage on May 27, 1966, at the Disciple of Christ Christian Church in Macomb, Illinois and she survives in Colchester.
Also surviving to mourn his passage are three sons: Stephen (Hollie) Wilhelm of Dallas City, IL; Franklin (Thelma) Wilhelm of Newport, TN; Mark (Suzie) Wilhelm of Cosby, TN; Two Daughters: Penny (Jim) Pollock of Macomb, IL; Elizabeth (Tom) Duvall of Macomb, IL; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; his brother Jerry (Merrye) Wilhelm, of New London, IA; nieces, nephews and children of his heart.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; sister Nancy Chenoweth; Daughter Connie Wilhelm, grandson Daniel Wilhelm, great-grandson Louis Wilhelm; nephew Eric Wilhelm, his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Eugene was a member The Crossing Church in Macomb, IL; Gold Wing Road Riders; American Motorcycle Assoc. He was a past Girl Scout and Boy Scout Leader. He was also a past member of the Colchester Fire Department and the Colchester Lions Club. He volunteered at The Crossing Food Pantry.
Eugene has been employed by the City of Colchester, NTN-Bower Manufacturing and Yetter Manufacturing.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, gardening, volunteering, enjoyed a good joke, visiting with family and friends and dancing with Sandy.
The funeral will be 10;30 A.M., Friday, July 10, 2015 at Jones Mortuary in Colchester, Illinois, with Rev. Timm Harting.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  The family will Celebrate his Life and  meet with friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Funeral Home.  Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Cremation rites have been recorded. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Colchester Fire Department or Illinois Cancer Care Foundation.  To view the full obit or leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Harold W. "Bill" Shaffer - 73

8/3/1941 - 7/1/2015
Macomb, Illinois

Harold W. “Bill”  Shaffer age 73 of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 8:15 P.M. Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.  He was born August 3, 1941, in Colchester to Harold and Lousie Shaffer.  Harold was united in marriage on August 20, 1961, in Sciota to Janet R. Rigg.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his wife: Janet, Macomb, 3 Daughters: Tammy Fisher and Eddie Strickland, Macomb, Teresa and Joe Logsdon, Colchester, Tina and Troy Demoss, Rushville, 1 Son-In-Law: Gary Fisher, 5 Grandchildren: Mike and Lorie Fisher, Macomb, Jessica and Jerame Jackson, Bushnell, Josh Logsdon, Colchester, Brandi and Sean Kelly, Macomb, Katie and Michael Bearce, Macomb, 11 Great Grand Kids, 1 Great Great Grandson, 2 Sisters: Peg and Leo Feikert, Blandinsville, Judy and Perry Kimble, Linton, ND, 1 Brother: Don and Carolyn Shaffer, Glenarm, Illinois, along with many Nieces and Nephews and Cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 Grandson: Cody James Lambert.
Harold had worked for the McDonough County Sheriffs office for 24 years, retiring on August 3rd, 2003.  He was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, McDonough County Auxiliary Police for 15 plus years.  After retiring from the sheriffs office he worked part time at O’Reilly Auto Parts, in Macomb.  Harold’s passions in life included his family and friends.  He loved fishing, deer hunting, bowling, horses, and he loved auto racing.  He raced for many years at the Macomb Speedway and Devils Bowl Speedway.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 6, 2015, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Lee Unger.  Burial will follow the services at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Macomb.  Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services on Monday 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 Donors Choice.  To view the full obit or leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Eugene M. Wilhelm - 78

9/5/1936 - 7/1/2015
Colchester

Eugene M. Wilhelm, age 78 of Colchester, Illinois went home to his Lord at 9:11 am on July 1, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, Illinois.
He was born on September 5, 1936 near Industry, Illinois to Justus Leo and Nancy Edna (Parker) Wilhelm.
Eugene first married Loydetta Hayes and she predeceased him.  Eugene and Sandra L. Leftridge were united in marriage on May 27, 1966, at the Disciple of Christ Christian Church in Macomb, Illinois and she survives in Colchester.
Also surviving to mourn his passage are three sons: Stephen (Hollie) Wilhelm of Dallas City, IL; Franklin (Thelma) Wilhelm of Newport, TN; Mark (Suzie) Wilhelm of Cosby, TN; Two Daughters: Penny (Jim) Pollock of Macomb, IL; Elizabeth (Tom) Duvall of Macomb, IL; 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; his brother Jerry (Merrye) Wilhelm, of New London, IA; nieces, nephews and children of his heart.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents; sister Nancy Chenoweth; Daughter Connie Wilhelm, grandson Daniel Wilhelm, great-grandson Louis Wilhelm; nephew Eric Wilhelm, his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Eugene was a member The Crossing Church in Macomb, IL; Gold Wing Road Riders; American Motorcycle Assoc. He was a past Girl Scout and Boy Scout Leader. He was also a past member of the Colchester Fire Department and the Colchester Lions Club. He volunteered at The Crossing Food Pantry.
Eugene has been employed by the City of Colchester, NTN-Bower Manufacturing and Yetter Manufacturing.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, gardening, volunteering, enjoyed a good joke, visiting with family and friends and dancing with Sandy.
The funeral will be 10;30 A.M., Friday, July 10, 2015 at Jones Mortuary in Colchester, Illinois, with Rev. Timm Harting.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  The family will Celebrate his Life and  meet with friends from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the Funeral Home.  Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Cremation rites have been recorded. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Colchester Fire Department or Illinois Cancer Care Foundation.  To view the full obit or leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Bernard J. Lewis - 89

10/22/1925 - 6/21/2015
Colchester

Bernard J Lewis, 89, of Colchester, Illinois, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2015 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Illinois.
Bernard was born October 21, 1925 in Emmet Township, son of Philip and Anna (Doran) Lewis.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Margaret (Hinman) Lewis, two sisters, Doris Edwards, Macomb, IL and Joann Moore, Blandinville, IL, five children, Susan McSperritt, Macomb, IL, Steven (Cynthia) Lewis, Warrenville, IL, June (Tom) Reams, Gilson, IL, Rose (Jay) Garrison, Knoxville, IL, and George (Kim) Lewis, Bloomington, IL, nine grandchildren, Dennis (Jennifer) Reams, Karen Reams, James Lewis, Andrew (Katy) Garrison, Mark McSperritt (Jennifer), Amanda (Chris) Lempke, Anna Lewis, Emily (Matt) Gerig, Brett Lewis, six great grandchildren, Karissa Kitch, Janna Reams, Natalie Reams, Madison Garrison, Catelynn Garrison, Charlotte Gerig, and one great great grandson Aden Kitch.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sons, Douglas Mark Lewis and Stanley Wayne Lewis, two brothers, Edward Lewis and John Lewis and two sisters, Helen Lewis, and Mary Williams.
Bernard graduated from Macomb High School, Macomb, IL where he played basketball and football. He enlisted in the United States Army, was assigned to the Army Air Corps, and served in Italy during World War II. He and family members operated the Lewis Rock Quarry. Later he worked for the Martin Ready Mix, before joining Western Illinois University as a stationary engineer at the physical plant.
He was former alderman and mayor of the City of Colchester, coached Colchester Little League teams and the Colchester Cyclones, a girls fast pitch softball team and was a Boy Scout leader.
He was a life-long member of St Paul’s Catholic Church, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Gold Hills Golf Club, and a former member of the Emmet Rangers.
Interests included the Cubs, golf, card games, maintenance of three cemeteries, socializing with family and friends, and repairing golf carts and lawn mowers.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 25, 2015, at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Macomb, with Monsignor Richard Pricco.  Burial will follow the services at St. Paul Cemetery in Macomb.  Visitation with the family will be 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. Wednesday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  The family suggests memorials to the Colchester Rescue Squad or Mississippi Valley Blood Bank. The family cannot stress enough the value of blood donations to help people like Bernard with blood disorders.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

L. Evelyn Cuba - 86

3/23/1929 - 6/18/2015
Tennessee, Illinois

L. EVELYN CUBA was born March 23, 1929 in rural Kaseyville, Missouri to Ida Belle (Coleman) Hicken and Lucas Christian Hicken. She grew up in Missouri, living many of those years in Higbee, Missouri. On June 11, 1949 she married John M. Cuba of Tennessee, Illinois. The couple was married in the home of her parents, enabling them and others of her family to share the joy of that day. Following a honeymoon to Pikes Peak, the couple began their lives together in rural Tennessee, Illinois where they spent their entire married life.

Evelyn is survived by the couple’s four children: Letha (Gary) Clark, Industry, Illinois; Luan (Tom) Underwood, Navarre, Florida; Lyndall (Janice) Cuba, Downs, Illinois; Audrey (Bill) Prynn, Phoenix, AZ; nine grandchildren: Tonya (Jeff) Woods, Krista (Kevin) Groenewold, Leslie (Myron) Kessler, Beth (Brady) Stewart, Jessica Cuba, Lindsey Cuba, Landon Cuba, Will Prynn, and Carley Prynn, along with nine great-grandchildren: Logan Woods, Cooper Woods, Cassidy Woods, Nolan Groenewold, Madeline Groenewold, Abigail Kessler, Olivia Kessler, Annabelle Kessler, and Ruby Stewart.

She is also survived by two sisters, Ione DeJoia and Erma Brown, one brother-in-law, Bragg Brown, and one sister-in-law, Billie Hicken, as well as many special nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Listle C. Hicken, Roy W. Hicken, Orlin J. Hicken and Harold W. Hicken; three sisters, Rosanna Hicken, Dena Hicken, and Trellas Helmich, two brothers-in-law, Otto Helmich and Carmen DeJoia; and three sisters-in-law, Ruby Hicken, Mildred Hicken, and Lillian Hicken; and four nephews and two nieces.

In her teens, Evelyn worked in Higbee’s Old Fashioned Department Store and Randolph County’s Bookmobile. During her married life, Evelyn was active in Hills Grove United Methodist Women, Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, and McDonough District Hospital Auxiliary. She collected data for the Illinois State Crop Reporting Service, worked at the Colchester State Bank, and was staff secretary for Western Illinois University Dean of College of Business, retiring in 1991 after 20 years of service. While working at WIU, Evelyn took advantage of several class offerings. After retiring from WIU, she enjoyed many volunteer activities as well as part-time work at Kathy’s Florist and Greenhouse. All her married life, Evelyn was a devoted and active member of the Hills Grove United Methodist Church. As a tribute to her years of active and tireless service, she was honored as 2006 UMW Woman of the Year.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 22, 2015,  at 10:00 A.M. at the Hillsgrove United Methodist Church,  Rev. Dan Schenck, will officiate.  Burial will take place at Hills Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 8:00 A.M. Sunday.  Memorials may be made to Chaddock Boys School or McDonough District Hospital Hospice, Hillsgrove United Methodist Church.  To view the full obit or leave condolences visit online at jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Royale N. Hendrickson - 78

7/9/1936 - 6/13/2015
Fandon, Illinois

Royale N. Hendrickson age 78 of Fandon, Illinois, passed away at 6:15 P.M., Saturday, June13, 2015, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb, Illinois.  He was born July 9, 1936 in Good Hope, Illinois, to Royale N. and Darlyne Smith Hendrickson.
Surviving to mourn his passing is his Mother: Darlyne of Fandon, 1 Son: Mike Hendrickson, Fandon, 1 Step Son: Parker Webster, Decatur, 1 Step Daughter: Rose Gauer, Decatur, 2 Grandchildren: Brayden and Adeleine Hendrickson, 1 Brother: Stanley Smith, Reno, Nevada, 3 Sisters: Frances Ayers, Macomb, Wilma Welch, Colchester, and Penny Hunt, Reno, Nevada.
Royale was preceded in death by his Father: Royale N. Hendrickson and 1 Son: Larry Hendrickson.
Royale was an Electrician for Trico in Decatur, Illinois.  He served his country in the United States Air Force.
Cremation Rites have been accorded, private Graveside services will be held at a later date, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements for the family.  Memorial is to Colchester Rescue and can be sent or left at Jones Mortuary, 217 E. Depot Street, Colchester.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Goldie R. Depoy - 84

5/29/1930 - 5/27/2015
Bardolph, Illinois

Goldie R. Depoy age 84 of Bardolph, Illinois, passed away at 7:20 A.M. Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at the home of her daughter in Bardolph.  She was born May 29, 1930 in Macomb, Illinois to Glen and Gladys Bryan Griffith.
She was united in marriage on October 22, 1947, in Bushnell to, Orville L. Depoy, he preceded her in death on December 3, 2013, she was also preceded by her parents, 2 Brothers: Francis Griffith and Lyle Griffith.
Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Son; Jerry and Carrie Depoy, Macomb, 2 Daughters: Rosa and Ronald McCoy, Rockport, Texas and Anna and Mike Arnold, Bardolph, 8 Grandchildren: Anita Gooden, Rockport, Texas, Rhonda Titchnell, Rockport Texas, Anthony Depoy, Macomb, Paul Depoy, Winamac, Ind., Cassidy Depoy, Macomb, Grant Depoy, Macomb, Crystal Laktas, Keokuk, Iowa, Scott Laktas, Bardolph, 10 Great Grandchildren, 8 Great Great Grandchildren and 2 Sisters: Glenna Curtis, St. Augustine, Illinois, Evelyn and Jerry Quigle, LaHarpe, Illinois, 1 Brother: Harold and Vilia Griffeth, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Goldie was a member of the Macomb Eagles Aux. and, the Fandon Christian Church.  She worked for the Macomb School District for 10 years as a Cook at the High School.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Lee Unger.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, May 29, 2015, at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 11:00 A.M. Friday till time of services.  Memorial is to Alzheimer's.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Lana S. Wheeler - 67

8/2/1947 - 5/24/2015
Prairie City

Lana S. Wheeler age 67 of Prairie City, passed away at 2:26 P.M. Sunday, May 24, 2015, at the Prairie City Healthcare and Rehab.  She was born August 2, 1947, in Macomb to Paul S. and Lola Wells Powell.  Lana was united in marriage to George Wheeler.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: Paul and Crystal Eddington, Colchester, 1 Brother: Michael and Sally Powell, Macomb.
She was a Homemaker.
Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 28, 2015, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester after 10:00 A.M. Wednesday.  Memorial is to the Colchester Rescue Squad.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at Jonesmortuaryfh.com.

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