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Carl Burt posted on 12/9/22

We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Burt Family

 

The Burt Family, Carl, Jacie, McKenna and Chloe posted on 12/9/22

We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

The Burt Family, Carl, Jacie, McKenna and Chloe posted on 12/9/22

We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Burt Family

 

The Burt Family, Carl, Jacie, McKenna and Chloe posted on 12/9/22

To the entire Theilen family, We want to express our deepest sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The Burt Family

 

Connie Tripp posted on 12/9/22

Please accept my warmest condolences. I’m truly sorry for your loss. Lynn always had a smile and a wave whenever I saw her. She will be deeply missed.

 

Jeannette Clark-Watkins posted on 12/9/22

So sorry to hear of Ben’s passing. I knew him when my two girls were in school at Pleasant Plains. He was a great educator and coach who truly cared about the kids. We were blessed to have him at our school district. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this difficult time ❤️

 

Wayne Tripp posted on 12/9/22

I am at a loss for words. My heartfelt thoughts go out to you all in your time of loss. I am so sorry.

 

Lori Dunn posted on 12/9/22

Rob and Judy and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers for comfort. So sorry for your loss.

 

Cindy & Lee Ritz posted on 12/9/22

We are so very sorry to hearof your loss. We knew Ben several years back. He was always so nice and friendly. I'm happy to see he had a wonderful family. God truly blessed him.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 12/9/22

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your heart; a rainbow after the rain; sunshine after the clouds. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

 

Dawn posted on 12/9/22

So very sorry for your lose. May she Rest In Peace now.

 

Candice Hofmann posted on 12/9/22

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Mark ever since he and Catherine did a science project together at Christ the King school. Since that time we connected in Evansville on his way from California. I always told him I would be there for him if he needed help of any kind.. He was brilliant, kind and humble and we always wished the best for him.. Our hearts are broken at his loss..

 

 

Gloria Bradley posted on 12/8/22

I love you my friend

 

Bj Beavers and Family posted on 12/8/22

Sure will miss u and that beautiful face smiling from ear to ear every time we saw each other, no matter how long it had been and definitely will miss hearing you say ur famous line our little circle would giggle at as an inside joke n soupy sounds like u when he mimics u and says it, “Hi Baby”. Lol. U had the best sweetest kindest attitude, personality, heart and soul anyone could ever ask for. I promise to always keep the frogs & butterfly thing u gave me a couple wks ago. Ry Ry loves her talking dog dog also. Fly high momma and rest easy ok. This ain’t goodbye. This is, I’ll see ya up there doll-face. Love ya to the moon and back.

 

Delane Orr posted on 12/8/22

I am sorry sad about hearing this. She had a beautiful heart. My prayers are with the family

 

Nancy Schluter posted on 12/8/22

David, JoAnn and Family, Sorry for the loss of your father, and grandfather. It is alway hard losing someone, especially at this time of year. May his memory bring you all some comfort. Condolences to you and all of your family.

 

Rebecca VanMeter posted on 12/8/22

Kathryn was my favorite patient to visit. After we checked vitals and meds, we spent the time talking about everything under the sun. What a funny wit she had! I was always interested in what she was reading as we were both avid readers. We shared the same political views, She was such a treasure to spend time with. I am so thankful to have known her.

 

 

Gwendolyn Martens posted on 12/8/22

I still remember Kenny playing guitar and singing at one of our old neighborhood talent shows so long ago. He was a multi talented man, with many skills. Hugs to his family, and I know he will live on in our memories.

 

Lynn Handy posted on 12/8/22

Kendra, Greg, Garrett, and other family members, I am so sorry that you have lost your father/grandfather. I know how much he meant to Garrett, Garrett talked frequently about learning skills from Grandpa, some of which our home has benefited from. I am glad that he lived such a long and full life, with a family who always gave him love, support and companionship. I wish you peace.

 

Cindy Adams posted on 12/8/22

Anne & family, am sorry for your loss. I know how special your father was to you!

 

 

Kalyn posted on 12/8/22

I miss you and Bill so much.

 

Kim Robinson posted on 12/7/22

I got to know Marty through a part-time job at Best Buy a few years ago. He was a Kodak representative and would spend time in Best Buy periodically. He and I would team up to promote the cameras and to spread the word and build interest in SLR (Single Lense Reflex) cameras. He was a wonderful man, always smiling and helping to pass the time when things were slow in the store. I am going to miss Marty but I know I will see him again in the future. Keep taking those pictures Marty. Love you buddy!!!

 

Fran (Maloney) Gibson posted on 12/7/22

I spent a lot of summers in the Zara home in Rriverton and have so many memories of the fun times with Buddy and Gary. We are so sorry for your loss.

 

Brad and Mischelle McMurray & Family posted on 12/6/22

Mark; I am sorry for your loss. My family sends our condolences out to you.

 

Mary Coady posted on 12/6/22

I knew Marty from the Knights of Columbus 4175. He was a nice guy and was alway willing to help the Ladies Auxiliary when needed.

 

Mike Walton, American Legion Post 32 posted on 12/5/22

What a true 100%+ American Veteran that I had the pleasure of knowing for many years. The meeting room at American Legion Post 32 was named in honor of Sam a few years ago. He will be missed.

 

Andrea and Bob Frantz posted on 12/5/22

Our deepest condolences to the Montalbano Family. Sam was someone who never forgot a name or face. A friend for life. My pleasure started when I worked for Eagle grocery store snd Sam was our Butternut bread vendor, known for singing Whitney Houston's "I Want To Dance With Somebody " the last I saw Sam was at Camp Butler where he was on Veterans detail for one of my brother's funeral. Thank you Sir for your devotion. I'll never forget you Sam May my old friend rest in peace, know that your work here is done. Many blessings of comfort to his family and many friends.

 

Kathleen Alcorn, Deputy Mayor posted on 12/5/22

Sam is an icon of my childhood memories at Little Flower School and church. He was always so gracious and kind to everyone, regardless of who one is/was. The heavens gained another star to light up the night. Thank you, for your service to our community and great country, Sam!

 

Sharon Kording posted on 12/5/22

I loved this lady when I was in 7th or 8th grade at St. Joseph. We were putting on a pretty outstanding play for the parents I believe at the end of the school year. I was playing the piano while some on stage danced and the rest of the class was singing. It was a very difficult piece for me to be playing the piano but my teacher helped me a ton get ready for this performance. During rehearsals Gwen treated me with kindness that I will never forget. I am pretty sure Gwen realized what a struggle it was for me to perform this piano piece which was way over my head. Let's just say the nun wasn't anywhere near as gracious. Our performance of that piece went off perfectly and I was convinced at the time that it was due to Gwen's presence working with all of us. Wow-97 1/2 is a long life. I am sure she will be missed by many. My condolences to the family. Sharon Schafer Kording

 

Ben Cox posted on 12/5/22

Martin was an old blues music friend and I always enjoyed talking shop when we were photographing the same show. Rest well. Thanks for being a friend.

 

Stu Hunt posted on 12/5/22

Anne, please know that you and your entire family are in my prayers. May the memories you have fill your heart with warmth and know that God will lift you all up. God Bless.

 

Maureen Henderson posted on 12/5/22

When Cliff and I got married Marty was our photographer and presented us a beautiful album as a wedding gift. Marty’s dad and I were good friends for a number of years. Rest in peace Marty.

 

Marie posted on 12/5/22

I remember going to her Mom and Dad's with our parents for years. Charlie her dad was good friends with my Dad. And worked together. And Charlie was at our house most Saturday's having coffee and donuts. Our parents hung out together in there younger years. I have lots of Black and White photos of all of them and other friends going roller skating and hanging out at there drinking spots and dancing. With Loren Anderson and his girlfriend and Don and Rose and Charlie Neal and his girlfriend too. Those were the Fun Times together for them all. May they Rest In Peace.

 

Mary Jane & Jay Jizmagian posted on 12/5/22

Lolah was our wonderful neighbor when we lived in an apartment on Farragut. She was always there to help when needed. We loved her very much. Our sincere condolences.

 

Sheila Perry posted on 12/4/22

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and loved ones of James. I knew him from the time he served in the Human Resources Office at Camp Lincoln. During my time there we would talk often about his love for his family and friends. My prayers for God's peace to be with you during this time of bereavement.

 

Colleen Lavin posted on 12/3/22

Rest in peace, Mrs. Bramlet. What an inspiring life you led! Ed and I were classmates at St. Joseph's, and I remember the family well. Maybe he and you are together again, who knows, but one thing for sure, you left behind a memorable and lasting legacy. Sending comfort to all your family.

 

Helen Houston Muncy posted on 12/3/22

Terry was a very good person. I remember her from Lanphier High School and all of our reunions. Now she's up there with Mr. Post, and they can have some chats about LHS.

 

Patricia Monroe Jacobs-Kennedy posted on 12/2/22

Sincerest condolences on the loss of Rich. Went to school with Rich at Southeast and ran around a time with him in his white Olds 442. He was so much fun. I always wondered how he was thru the years, needless to say I'm sorry I hadn't had the chance to see him again. He was the best guy to have fun and laughs with, Never forgotten, Love ya Rich.

 

Patty Rosiello posted on 12/2/22

Carole Ann -we were devastated to hear of Wendy passing and are sorry for your loss. Sadly, we lost touch after college. Wendy was such an important part of our lives when we were in high school and we were lucky to be friends. Patty, Tammy & Joanne

 

Patricia Jacobs-Kennedy posted on 12/2/22

My sincerest condolences to the family of Wendy. We worked together years ago at Public Aid at 1604 South Grand. She was alot of fun and great to have conversation with. The first time I rode in a diesel powered car was with Wendy. Rest In Peace.

 

Patricia Jacobs-Kennedy posted on 12/2/22

Susie was one of a kind! I worked with her at Public Aid, always enjoyed our conversations. Condolences to her family.

 

Jean Henderson posted on 12/2/22

Lolah and I were neighbors on Gaylord for over 20 years. She had a key to many of our homes as well as a car key. More times than one she came to my rescue! I enjoyed many days on her patio watching the hummingbirds and loved her cat, Goldie! She saw to it that our street and alley was cleaned up. Oft times she was seen mowing someone's yard, or raking leaves, or clipping bushes! She was a true neighbor and caretaker of others. I'm sure she'll be truly missed!

 

John scott posted on 12/2/22

Wish I could be there to honor Sam. Always enjoyed his humor while we were waiting for a funeral to arrive. The detail will miss his devotion and sympathy for those we served. God bless you and all the great memories you have.

 

Pat and Marilyn Gallagher posted on 12/2/22

Our dear sweet Patsy. She came to live at Hickory Glen shortly after we did. She had a smile that lit up a room, she loved to dance to the music we had here and then we found out she could yodel!!! She will be sorely missed by all of us. But heaven has gained a new member to the choir and she will certainly spice it up with her yodeling. Prayers for her family as they say their final goodbyes, but I know you have precious memories that will stay with you forever. We sure do.

 

Doris Durkin posted on 12/2/22

Rest in peace Sam! Sam was a very nice man. My husband, Jim Durkin did military honors with Sam for 10 plus years. We will always miss his voice and his laugh, he always had a joke to share. Prayers to his family.

 

Laurie Constantino Goldwasser posted on 12/2/22

Mrs. Bramlet had all the grace and poise of a prima ballerina without any of the aloofness. I was likely the most uncoordinated, awkward student to ever put on tap and toe shoes in her studio but she made me feel like a Broadway star. Her children were a natural extension of her beauty and charm. Ed and I shared our formative years in the same class at St. Joe’s. I will never forget the Christmas after my parents died when he appeared at our door in a Santa outfit on Christmas Eve. It may have been the 1st time I laughed that hard and provided an opportunity for me to believe things would get better. Sending heartfelt sympathy to the entire Bramlet family.

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 12/2/22

Brian & family: I am so sorry for your loss. I remember both of your parents VERRY well. We lived on Reservoir what we called the alley but it was really 12 th street. Lorie and Bruce were in school with my brother Bob Cribbett. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. We are traveling and will not be able to make your mothers service.

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 12/2/22

I remember Terry when she worked at The FRANKLIN the short time she was there. Although she was very quiet, I do remember her at work. She will be in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Bob & Maureen Best posted on 12/2/22

I first met Sam at events at Little Flower after I joined the Mahoney Family with my marriage to their daughter, Maureen. He (and Jim Clancy) was always there to greet the public and always had that special smile and funny remark! Later I served with Sam on the Inter Veterans Burial Detail. As I got to know him better, it was obvious that he was a really special man with a heart of gold. It was my honor to have known Sam, and my wife and I offer our deepest condolences to his Family. Truly a very special Angel made it to Heaven last week!

 

Edward Francis Johnson posted on 12/2/22

Sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I'm an old classmate 1968. He was a great frlend.

 

Pam (Garretson) Weisenborn posted on 12/2/22

Mike, I am very sorry to read about the passing of your Mother. Prayers for you and your family.

 

Ken Zuber posted on 12/2/22

My prayers and sympathies for the Graves family. I was honored and proud to coach Mark. A fine young man whom as a great wrestler and an even greater person and friend. God bless you, Coach Zuber

 

 

Larry Larson posted on 12/1/22

I miss you Mom.

 

 

Ada Richards posted on 12/1/22

Love u Melody

 

BRENDA MINER posted on 12/1/22

YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCE OF YOUR LOSS I WORKED WITH YOU BACK IN THE LATE 70 AND EARLY 80 IN THE EVU UNIT FOR THE STATE AGAIN SO SORRY

 

Matt Dietrich and the Dietrich family posted on 12/1/22

Sam led the military honors at my father's funeral four years ago and it really meant a lot to all of us. Thank you for your service, Sam, and our condolences to the Montalbano family

 

Terri (Francisco) Malawy posted on 12/1/22

I personally didn't know Sam that well, but my dad Fred Francisco certainly did. They knew each other for decades and were a part of the Interveterans Burial Detail. Rest in peace Sam

 

Pat Clarida posted on 12/1/22

I was a member of the faith sharing group Gwen hosted in her home. We loved our time together and we loved Gwen. My sympathies to all her family.

 

Deborah Hoover Rasch posted on 12/1/22

I wanted to send my sympathies to all of Gwen's family. I was one of her students in dance and remember my time fondly. My mother was also one of the several of the mothers that did sewing of the costumes for the recitals. Recitals were always and exciting time. Again, please accept my sincere condolences. She was a lovely lady!

 

Kathy moles posted on 12/1/22

Sam was the best. I remember we always said Sam Sam the bread man. He was always there to help anyone in need. A great friend to my dad. They are together now having fun I am sure. My thoughts and prayer to you.

 

Dennis Power posted on 12/1/22

Great guy we were neighbors in a couple locations, I was suppose to call him and have a beer. Thinking of his wife n kids god love ya

 

Nora Puglia posted on 12/1/22

I so admired Gwen for her accomplishments, her tenacious spirit and her faithfulness, and enjoyed our weekly Bible studies. My her soul rest in the Peace of Christ. My condolences to all who loved her.

 

Rosanne M Wiatrolik posted on 12/1/22

My Sympathy and Prayers to Gwen's family; you each were so vital to her. She was always very proud of your many endeavors and loved sharing updates. I am thankful for the many years of her friendship and sharing of her faith. May God comfort you through your grief. I am sorry I will not be in town Monday to attend her visitation and mass.

 

Joe and Marianne Seiz posted on 11/30/22

To the Helms Family— Sending you our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Greg will be missed by all. With sympathy, Joe and Marianne Seiz

 

willie west posted on 11/30/22

sorry for your loss debbie greg was a wonderful person

 

Kevin O'Dea posted on 11/30/22

All of us at Neuhoff Media Springfield send our condolences to the Montalbano family. Sam was one of kind and did so much for the Springfield Community. He was a "friend of our stations" for many years and was always there to help us on several fronts, most notably our Annual AM Springfield Thanksgiving Walk in Lincoln Park. Job well done, Sam! Rest in peace.....

 

Rose Connolly posted on 11/30/22

I will miss our Sam. He truly opened his heart to all of us. He was our "go to" person when it came to anything veteran related. From the Interveterans Council, the burial detail, honor flight and so much more, Sam was there. Sam will not be forgotten.

 

Suella Knox posted on 11/30/22

Marian and Kim my heart breaks for you and the rest of the family. Jack was a wonderful person. May God bring you comfort. Love Suella

 

Jerry & Karen Hirstein, VFW 755 posted on 11/30/22

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. We have lost another hero. He will be greatly missed in our Veteran community.

 

Heather Labonte posted on 11/30/22

As I reflect back on the passing of my grandparents , I am reminded that a piece of me left this Earth when they did. Their home was my second home and I have the best memories there (even though they are now gone) and the home is with someone new. I felt the happiest and safest and most loved there. I will miss that feeling always. That sense of home and unconditional love…When I say they were the best people you could ever have to be your grandparents, they really really were. They were the most selfless, caring, and loving people and always made sure I was okay (even as an adult). I will miss that feeling and them (until we hopefully meet again someday)…

 

Nina avery posted on 11/29/22

Michael I am so sorry to see this . My condolences to you and your family

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 11/29/22

Traci and family: I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at The FRANKLIN with Patsy. What a fantastic person, I was a programmer/analyst and did some work for her. Oh what fun we had at The FRANKLIN. We exchanged E-Mail often and kept up with FRANKLIN people. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers. We will be traveling and not be able to attend her service but will be with you all in spirit.

 

John Fleischacker posted on 11/29/22

Traci, I am very sorry to hear your mother has passed. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts during this difficult time. I know how hard it is to loose a parent but the wonderful memories you created together will always be with you. Please know that Karen and I are always here for you. May Patsy rest in eternal peace.

 

Linda Pappas posted on 11/29/22

Kim…my deepest heartfelt sympathies to you & your entire family. May all the good memories get you through this difficult time, my friend.

 

 

Phil Skelley posted on 11/28/22

A life well lived...peace to you. Love. Phil

 

Wes Workman and Shelley (Workman) Roy posted on 11/28/22

The George Workman family will miss Uncle Bill. His zest for life and staying in touch with family was always appreciated. A donation has been made in his memory to the American Cancer Society. Rest in peace Uncle Bill!

 

Sharon Bell posted on 11/28/22

So sorry to learn of Jack’s passing. Many fond memories of him as a friend and business partner of my Dad, Bud Bell. My sincere condolences to the family.

 

Jack and Diane Miller posted on 11/27/22

Dear Stork Family, So very sorry to read that Bob had expired. May fond memories somehow replace the sorrow that fills your hearts. Bob and I first met one another as kid's attending Cathedral Boy's High School and remained friends into adulthood as he provided exquisite catering service for us a number of times over the years. He was, and will remain, a very special man! May God continue to Bless the Stork family with His grace.

 

Nancy Eimer posted on 11/27/22

Barry, I was so saddened to hear of Debbie's passing. I remember fondly the times when Debbie would call for you on the phone in Chemistry department (way before cell phones) as we worked evening shift in the lab at St. John's. "Barry is in the store room". I also remember you and Debbie hosting several New Year's parties where we played cards well into the night. May your memories give you strength over the next difficult months. My heart is breaking for you.

 

Gregg Bandy posted on 11/27/22

Roger, so very sorry for your loss. Loved her so and will be deeply missed by all. Our sincere thoughts and prayers.

 

Sherry Hamilton posted on 11/27/22

Roger, so very sorry to see your mom has passed. May the memories of your life together get you through this difficult time.

 

Carole Hunter-Aubrey posted on 11/27/22

Family of Lolah Schleyhahn My parents, Cliff and Rose Hunter, were long time neighbors of Lolah on Gaylord. After my father died, Loah would check on my mom to make sure that she was okay.

 

Linda De Hart posted on 11/26/22

Happy Heavenly Birthday on the 28th . I know you will be celebrating with our other family members, we miss you and love you ! Soar with the angels. Love Linda , Roger , Tiana and Hank

 

Lynn Koskey (Amanda Coniglio's mom) posted on 11/26/22

Donnie & Family: I am so sorry for the loss of your precious brother, Robert. May he rest in Heavenly peace.

 

Pat posted on 11/26/22

Lolah was a good neighbor.

 

 

Kellie Meyer posted on 11/26/22

Jimmy Joe, you will surely be missed by many ....please give my dad , big poppie and grandma Neal hugs for all of us . Until we meet again FLY HIGH my friend.

 

 

Lisa M. Houston posted on 11/26/22

I will miss you. Heaven gained an angel. You were the best!

 

Ed and Linda Fitzgerald posted on 11/26/22

Summer, my heart goes out to you. You are too young to go through this much heartbreak; but, strong in handling everything. You, Alex, and your mom are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️

 

Stu Hunt posted on 11/26/22

Mike, my condolences on the passing of your Mother. May the memories you have bring you some peace and comfort in this trying time. God bless you and your entire family.

 

 

Patsy "Pat" Monroe Jacobs Kennedy posted on 11/26/22

My sincerest condolences on your loss of Burr! He was one of my favorite classmates thru the years. I missed talking to him on facebook. He was a very sweet guy. Rest In Heaven!

 

Katrina posted on 11/26/22

I miss you I was hoping to see you and say good bye I wanted to drink bloody Mary’s and chat I was always happy to help you you are a true friend

 

Stephan Rector posted on 11/25/22

Rest in peace Jimmy your such a kind soul to loose and it's not goodbye my friend it's see you later

 

Sandy and Dean Cuffle posted on 11/24/22

Bob was a very special person and will be missed by many! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family.

 

 

Kelli posted on 11/24/22

Fly high Jimmy motherf$&@!n Wayne! I will never forget you my rabid raccoon killer!!

 

 

Jennie Nichols posted on 11/24/22

Jimmy was an awesome bowler and all around nice guys he will be dearly missed but never forgotten

 

Deb Sockel posted on 11/24/22

To lose a child is a pain like no other. I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. Rachael, may God wrap his loving arms around you and your family and give you peace and comfort at this time. RIP Jimmy. Rest in Peace

 

Angie and Jamie Rose posted on 11/24/22

My heart is with you all. Steph I'm so sorry. He will be so missed. One of the best neighbors I could ask for. Me and Jamie are here for you at any time.

 

Lisa Cleeton posted on 11/24/22

Dear Waitkus family, I met Debbie in 1985 while working together at Springfield Clinic. I admired her work ethic, professionalism, compassion, & kindness. I'm sincerely sorry for your loss. Hold onto each other & all your cherished memories.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 11/23/22

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. A hero serving our country to keep us safe and the Rescue Squad helping others. Peace.

 

Cheryl Lesch posted on 11/23/22

I've known Bill & Vivian Workman since 2006,when I started doing Vivian's hair. When Bill wasn't able to get Vivian to the beauty salon, I went to their home. The love and attention, that Bill showed Vivian, always touched my heart. Less than a month ago, I got a call from Bill, out of the blue. He admitted that he made that call in error, but I told him, I didn't believe in accidents. We spoke for a few minutes. His voice was strong and we were laughing by the end of the call. Bill, go find your fishing spot and tell Vivian, I said hello. Rest in peace.

 

David H. Goebel posted on 11/22/22

Sister Jocelyn was the sweetest lady! Always had a big smile on her face! Her Decatur friends will miss her dearly! May her memory be an eternal blessing!

 

Rev., Dr. Eric Arne Hansen posted on 11/22/22

Larry - Your mom was a delight to get to know. I always enjoyed my visits. May the Lord bless you and your family.

 

Chris and Jenni Campbell posted on 11/22/22

Please know that our family is thinking of you during this difficult time.

 

David Morse posted on 11/22/22

Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time Barry

 

Shirley Baer posted on 11/22/22

Barry. I was so sorry to hear of Deborah's passing. Please accept my condolences and I know that this will be a difficult time for you and your family. You are in my prayers.

 

The Marcus Family posted on 11/22/22

Donna, Susan & Family; So sorry to hear about Bob. What a wonderful and kind person…so grateful we were able to share some fun times with you all and thinking of you during this time.

 

GaryBoston posted on 11/22/22

Barry My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Judith/Judy Anderson posted on 11/22/22

I worked in the same bldg, on the same floor, with Clyde at IL Bell/Ameritech. He was the nicest man ever and could always be relied upon to fix a problem.

 

Heather and Jennifer Wolf posted on 11/22/22

Rest in heaven Jim. Deepest condolences Gloria, Jim, Lynn

 

Mark Thornsbrough posted on 11/22/22

Debbie, you were an awesome big sister to me and my buddy. Always there when I needed advice, a shoulder to cry on, or just enjoying our daily chats. Family and faith were your life and I know that God welcomed you with open arms. I am so proud to call you sister and can only hope that my memories of you will take the place of the enormous loss I am feelin now. Love you Sis!

 

Julie Klor posted on 11/22/22

Debbie was such a nice and kind classmate who I met when we both attended University of St Francis to complete our degrees!! She had tremendous faith was so courageous long journey of fighting this horrible disease!!! I think we'll want to put a she said a great example with her face and dedication to our Lord. A person with you and your family, dear Barry!!! Always remember, "Absent from the body, present with the Lord." A prayers are with you and your family!!!

 

Anna Berkley posted on 11/22/22

Condolences to all of the family. He was such a gentleman. I was Bernice’s hairdresser and friend for over 25 years. Clyde would always say when he picked her up “there’s my beautiful lady”. I loved both of them.

 

Paula Heien posted on 11/21/22

Dear Donna and Family: Sending prayers to you and your family. I sure remember way back when you were first dating. Wishing you comfort and strength during this very sad time in your life. XOXO Paula Heien

 

Stephanie posted on 11/21/22

My condolences Alicia. Your family will be in my prayers.

 

Jack and Pat Kloppenburg posted on 11/20/22

Dear Lynn, We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

 

Lori Bozarth posted on 11/19/22

I enjoyed seeing Jim at our family gatherings. I like sitting and talking to him. He was a great guy, Sure will miss him Jim & Lynn, I'm so very sorry for your loss.May you be at peace.

 

Shirlee Clark (Don Clark's widow} posted on 11/19/22

So very sorry for your loss. Clyde was a true gentleman and very kind. May God comfort you in your sorrow.

 

Mark R Johnson posted on 11/18/22

Marty was a wonderful friend and co-worker. I was very saddened to learn of her passing.

 

Curt Brickey posted on 11/18/22

I remember Mrs. Heusser as a very friendly & gracious neighbor. I played with her children when we were all kids in Cabbagepatch. I delivered her paper for several years . She was one of the last neighbors left from that time. I know Lynn & her family will miss her greatly & have many fond memories of the times they had together.

 

Laura Venvertloh posted on 11/18/22

Marty was a dear friend of my mother, Patsy Dorr, for many years at Horace Mann. Most of my family were Cardinal fans but I was a Cub fan and Marty would bring back souvenirs from Cub spring training for me every spring or a token from a game in Chicago. She was a kind and giving sole. May she rest in peace.

 

Debbie Denk posted on 11/18/22

I only knew Denise for a short time before I retired from the secretary position at the Village of Jerome but enjoyed working with her. I was shocked to hear of her passing on Saturday as I had just seen her 3 days prior. My sympathy goes out to her entire family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in Paradise Denise.

 

Maria (Fenstermaker) Gottschalk posted on 11/17/22

I went to high school with Denise and later reconnected with her. I was saddened to hear the news of her passing. She will definitely be missed. Sending prayers for peace for her family and friends during this difficult time. <3

 

Maureen Cavanagh SHG posted on 11/17/22

I am so very sorry for your loss.

 

Bill Vogt posted on 11/17/22

Doris was a Gem had many conversations with her when she worked for the Diocese, her daughter worked for the Cathedral in the office with Fr Ossola and me Mar Doris rest in Peace

 

 

Diana Ovington posted on 11/17/22

Blessings to you all

 

Rhonda posted on 11/17/22

Fly on to infinity and beyond… What you hoped and prayed for is now I hope it is all you imagined Be in peace ✌️

 

Mindy Remmert posted on 11/16/22

I worked with Denise at TRS. I will miss her funny sense of humor. Fly with the angles my friend.

 

Shirley Springer posted on 11/16/22

Virginia was my neighbor in Sherwood and when I moved into neighborhood in 1982.She invited my dad and my aunt and I over for supper after a day of moving. I also worked with her for many years at the Illinois Department of Insurance. She was always so pleasant and nice to work with. I also saw her some at Concordia Village when another friend of mine lived there. I am so sorry for the loss of your dear mom.

 

Michael Fisher posted on 11/15/22

Joe & Denise….this news devastates me. When I coached baseball, the greatest joys weren’t always all about winning. As I’ve gotten older, that’s even less important. What I remember most was the boys. The different personalities. The different characters. Having Nate and Ryan on my team was memorable. They were usually the smallest, but never in heart and desire. My heart breaks for you today. You and your families are in my prayers.

 

Denise Kennedy posted on 11/15/22

He really did love animals. Our family is keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Vicki.

 

Frank Purcell posted on 11/15/22

So sorry to see the passing of Marty. She was a mentor and a friend for many years at Horace Mann. My prayers and sympathy to her family.

 

Dan Geist posted on 11/15/22

My sincere condolences to the whole family. David, I have fond memories of you your dad and brothers all coming over to visit at the body shop. So sorry everyone.

 

Dallas Whitford posted on 11/15/22

So sorry to hear of Burr's passing. So many memories from our childhood lived between Laurel and Ash. We grieve with you, but not like those with no hope.

 

Jackie Weatherford posted on 11/14/22

A delightful lady. So glad I got to know her. My condolences to the family

 

Deon Bishop posted on 11/14/22

I was sorry to hear the news of Mr Rock’s passing. He was a very nice man and neighbor. My sympathy to his family.

 

Vicki Bault posted on 11/14/22

Rich, my dear friend. Have you seen Burr up there? Rest In Peace. You and Burr don’t party to much. ❤️

 

Bill an Ann South posted on 11/14/22

Our condolence to you Vick and the rest of the family. Even though we didn't see each other after high school. Still considered him one of my best freinds. I will miss him dearly.

 

Kenneth & Teresa Brown posted on 11/14/22

Vickie our heartfelt condolences to you in your time of grief.

 

Dee Easley posted on 11/14/22

So sorry to hear of his passing, thoughts and prayers to The family he was a very nice man

 

Michelle Nixon posted on 11/14/22

Nathan always seemed happiest with a fishing pole in his hand! And his humor reminded me of Grandpa O. I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Sue Campbell posted on 11/14/22

Our prayers and condolences to Joe's family. I grew up next door to Joe and could not have asked for a better neighbor. He would never hesitate in helping us. He was a kind and gentle soul who will be missed.

 

Dawn Brackett posted on 11/13/22

Denise & Darren, Brian and I are in shock, we are so terribly saddened by this news. We were very fond of Nathan, he never failed to wave when he would drive by and he never failed to kid Brian about cleaning his Jeep so often. He had a wonderful smile that would light up a room. Please accept our deepest condolences, Nathan will be missed. Our hearts & prayers go out to your entire family.

 

Bill Stieren posted on 11/13/22

I became an engineer because of Joe Rock. I didn't know him well, as I worked with him one summer, right before I got drafted. I never thought I had the intelligence to become an engineer until Joe told me I could. I did not have any contact with him after that summer, but I always remembered his words of encouragement which provided the confidence that I needed to graduate from U of I engineering school.

 

Marcia Knox posted on 11/13/22

To the Miller family, I am very sorry for your loss... Marcia Kay Knox

 

 

Vicky L Wilson posted on 11/12/22

I love you Mikey and will always remember and cherish the memories....

 

Max Brodt posted on 11/12/22

I knew Eddy Fahey from back in the 1980s. He was an all around great man and a good friend to many. I had the opportunity to try his chilli recipe one cold winter and I can tell you he was a tremendous cook. The best chilli I ever had. Rest in peace my friend.

 

Kevin Deerwester posted on 11/11/22

His bright attitude and charisma always lit up the room it was more than a pleasure serving with him. Gone but not forgotten.

 

Melissa Vargas posted on 11/11/22

To who knew and loved Nathan Balding, especially his loving and supportive parents: My name is Melissa Vargas and I was Nathan's former commander. I left Command in February of this year and I wanted to reach out to share with you that he was such a light in the Troop. He never failed to make people laugh and he was exceptional in every one of his jobs in the Troop. Above all, he was incredibly helpful and cheerful - making it his mission to cheer up anyone that looked like they were having a bad day. He always brought a smile to our faces, mine included. One night he jokingly asked if he and his roommate could have a pet cat in the barracks. I said "I'm sorry no, you know the government owns these and if we deploy you single dudes don't have a reliable family care plan." We went back and forth with jokes about the poor cat fending for itself. About a month or so later, he and his buddy came into my office at around 9pm and told me they got a pet. My face fell until I saw their venus fly trap and I cracked up. "Leave it to the boys to find loopholes, I'm glad it has a good home now!" He was always such a bright, wonderful soul. Though I do not know the details of his passing, I picked up on some context and I'm devastated. As much as we stressed taking care of each other and checking up on each other, it's the brightest smiles that suffer most. Know that all of us in Fox loved him dearly and that we shoulder some of the pain of his passing and all of the joy he brought to the world.

 

Gene and Carol Burnett posted on 11/11/22

Joe was a good coworker, mentor and friend. He was in our wedding years ago. Condolences to his family.

 

Jane Marawar posted on 11/11/22

We send you prayers for comfort and peace of mind. My Aunt was tough and funny and loyal to her family. She was a cheekpincher and she made the best baklava you’ve ever eaten. She was talented and her crocheted baby sets are kept carefully like the works of art they are. She loved her family deeply. I can’t remember any conversation with her that didn’t end in laughter. Rest well. May her memory be for a blessing. Jane Richards Marawar( niece)

 

Jane Marawar posted on 11/11/22

We send you prayers for comfort and peace of mind. My Aunt was tough and funny and loyal to her family. She was a cheekpincher and she made the best baklava you’ve ever eaten. She was talented and her crocheted baby sets are kept carefully like the works of art they are. She loved her family deeply. I can’t remember any conversation with her that didn’t end in laughter. Rest well. May her memory be for a blessing. Jane Richards Marawar (niece)

 

 

Nancy Jackson posted on 11/11/22

Marty you were always a joy to have in our home as Jen and her family visited. The sister trio is together again. My deepest condolences to all who loved you.

 

Kurtis Holland posted on 11/11/22

I didn't know him but I am sorry to hear he is gone I will prey for the family I hope ur hearts are warm at this time he is and will always be loved and missed my deepest condolences to the family

 

Jason and Melissa Crowe posted on 11/11/22

Nathan was a close friend of our son Caleb and his wife Allie, he was welcomed into our home and he was always smiling, respectful, and funny. We were very proud of him and all that he accomplished and also for his military service. He was a great kid! The boys along with Allie made a lot of great memories over the years. Nathan will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers go out to his family during this very sorrowful time. great memories together over the years and Nathan will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Our prayers go out to his family during this very sorrowful time.

 

Jason and Melissa Crowe posted on 11/11/22

Nathan was a very close friend to our son Caleb and his wife Allie, he was welcomed into our home and we thought a lot of him, he was always smiling, respectful and funny, the boys made a lot of great memories together. We were very proud of him and his accomplishments, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. We send our prayers to his family.

 

Lori Kidd posted on 11/11/22

Denise, Ryan and family - I have no words to express my deep sorrow for you all. You are in my prayers and in my heart.

 

 

Carolyn Erler posted on 11/10/22

Denise,Darren,Ryan and family, My sincere sympathy to you and prayers at this tragic time. I was shocked to read about Nathan, I am sure that his loved ones were at the door with open arms to welcome him to his heavenly home. God only takes the best.

 

Linda Sommer Farley posted on 11/10/22

Nathan was a sweet lovable young man. I will remember you Nathan and miss you each day. Your smile would light up the world. Thank you for the wonderful memories.

 

Chrissi Poehlein posted on 11/10/22

Denise & Joe. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I know losing a child is one of the most difficult events to survive. My love to the entire family.

 

Alex F Smith posted on 11/10/22

My Condolences to the Brunner Family, Brenda worked for Henry Morris, Executive Director of S.H.A. And myself, in the eighties and nighties. What I will remember always, is Brenda’s infectious Smile, that in itself, told you everything about who she was, a beautiful spirit in everyway!

 

 

Denny and Chris Kirchgesner posted on 11/10/22

Our sympathy & condolences to all the Rock family.

 

Roger Huebner posted on 11/10/22

Marylin so sorry for your tremendous loss of Ken. You and Ken had a wonderful life together and saw so many outstanding events , adventures and time exploring everything. May God be with you. I having worked with Ken so long at IML will miss him.

 

Dinah Brakenhoff posted on 11/9/22

I will miss your sweet dad. He was such a gracious man, always offering advice and a daily antidote for what's happening around. He and Bernie are going to be having a fine time as they praise our Lord and Savior Jesus together with all the loved ones there! Love that guy, and his family! His work is done here, it's your turn to make a difference, now!

 

Carol Harris posted on 11/9/22

What a sweet and dear friend! Sincere condolences to family and friends. She will be so missed. I’m sure she has found eternal life glorious.

 

Pam Blakeman posted on 11/8/22

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. Praying for your family this week.

 

Malinda Craig posted on 11/8/22

Marsha worked for me at IDOT. She was one of the kindest people who ever worked for me always eager to please always smiling always had a happy attitude. I still remember how excited she was to go to St. Louis to meet the Pope. She was very proud of her family and always told me stories about her kids. My deepest sympathy to her family I know she will be greatly missed. A truly lovely person I was privileged to know

 

Chris Reid posted on 11/8/22

I am so sorry for your loss. We worked together at Home Health, she was so much fun to work with and a wonderful nurse. She loved you so much!

 

Julie Richards posted on 11/7/22

My Aunt Toy was a wonderful artist whose work brought a lot of joy to me and many others. I loved everything she made and am so fortunate to have her work throughout my home. I have a beautiful quilt that welcomes my guests, a cozy throw I keep in my office, THE. BEST.POTHOLDERS, EVER that I use in my kitchen and share with only the most deserving friends, and my personal favorite, a heavy and colorful afghan that I was grateful to crawl under every night after working as a nurse practitioner all during the pandemic. Toy was also my cheerleader as I struggled to complete my doctorate and helped push me over the finish line in June. She was my therapist all during the Trump administration and always had something to say that would make me laugh. In short, all the gifts she gave to me were precious - and could only have come from her.

 

 

Judy (Barnosky) Cincebox posted on 11/7/22

Gone too soon. I have fun memories of Rich from long ago. It always made me smile to hear his name. Good man all the way around. So sorry for your loss I was sad to hear of his passing into God’s Arms.

 

Deneen DeHeve Olszanowski posted on 11/7/22

You will always be in my heart. You had shown me so much love through the years. Now you’re in God’s hands. I know you are smiling down on all of us. Love you very much!

 

Deneen DeHeve Olszanowski posted on 11/7/22

I will truly miss you and all the love you gave to me and everyone. You will always be in my heart. Love you

 

Bridget Gracner posted on 11/7/22

My good friend Theresa Cunningham is Marsha’s daughter. Over the years I have had the privilege of attending many special events in the Cunningham’s family and Marsha was there. Marsha was always kind, caring and made my family feel welcome. Her smile and laughter was always contagious. I’m so glad to have known you.

 

 

Jane Snyder posted on 11/7/22

I was saddened to see that Ken had passed away. He was one of my favorite people when I worked at the Accounting firm of Cowan, Epperson & Assoc. My condolences to the family

 

Dolores Munoz posted on 11/7/22

Our deepest sympathies to the Kreis Family. Ron, Jennifer and Nancy may your father rest in peace. Love, Dolores and Alfred Frausto

 

Joline Slomka posted on 11/7/22

Aunt Marsha was so kind and sweet to everyone. I loved coming to Springfield during the fair and staying with her and Uncle Marvin. I would love sitting there listening to her and my dad (her brother David) talk about their childhood. It was so enjoyable. My kids loved coming there too. She would make them little goodie bags with treats for the long ride back home. She would color with my daughter and make the kids whatever they wanted to eat. I will forever cherish those memories. I feel so blessed to have her in my life and to say she was my Aunt. She is in Heaven a beautiful place now and with her love Marvin. Love and miss you Aunt Marsha.

 

Caleb Schupbach posted on 11/6/22

Marsha sold us our beautiful home. My wife and I fell in love with the house the moment we saw it. We gave our best offer (which wasn’t enough) and after learning that we were a young couple looking to start a family Marsha generously accepted our offer. From the first time we met she treated us with love and kindness. We loved hearing her tell stories about the house and we loved her random visits to see what was new even more. In the short time we knew her it was obvious that she was a remarkably special person. After reading other people’s kind words and condolences it’s clear that Marsha’s kindness and loving spirit is a big part of what makes this home feel so special. Marsha felt like a part of our small Chatham family and she will be deeply missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends. - The Schupbach Family

 

 

christine deheve posted on 11/6/22

I will always remember my great Aunt Marsha for how loving, kind, and welcoming she was. Her and Marvin were always a joy to visit. I am forever grateful for having her in my life. I have faith that she has met her loving husband Marvin at the gates and is now in paradise.

 

Julienne (Devos) Van Hoos posted on 11/6/22

Marsha and I became friends since 1st grade. We made a lot of memories. We played jacks, played with paper dolls, we took tap dancing and acrobat classes together. We loved to dance to 50-60 music. We were always together doing something. I will cherish our memories forever until we meet again. Love you, Marsha

 

gina mcintyre posted on 11/6/22

Aunt Marsha the kindest of she will be truly missed she's an angel now her prayers was always appreciated and my condolences to her children and grandchildren.

 

Diana(Di) Deheve Tull posted on 11/6/22

Marsha was my sister a year and half apart. We did everything together, played paper dolls, double dated, stood up for each other when we got married and had children, I never been without her and I'll be lost. I love Marsha!!

 

The Clapp Family posted on 11/5/22

We are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers from our family to yours.

 

Bob & Rosanne Wiatrolik posted on 11/5/22

Jack, Ellen, and family, we are sorry to hear of the loss of your sister. May the choirs of angels speed her to paradise while our Blessed Mother comforts you in your grief Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rosanne and Bob Wiatrolik

 

James DeHeve posted on 11/5/22

As a very young child I know of nothing more prevalent than of my Aunt Marsha's kindness, her numerous attempts to puts smiles on me and my brothers faces, the love that she radiated towards me was truly unconditional, which guided me to immolate her love and kindness towards others. My only memories of Aunt Marsha are pleasant ones, which are deeply engrained within me in how she always made me feel. It was very hard to lose such a caring and considerate Uncle in her husband Marvin, now it is extremely harsh to now have both of them no longer part of our lives until the Lord unites us once again.

 

David Schleyhahn posted on 11/5/22

Marsha was a family friend for many years and was a very nice person. Condolences to her children, family and friends.

 

Cheryl Scott Turnbull posted on 11/5/22

So very sorry about Jennie. We kept in touch on FB. I will miss her updates on her kids and the funny jokes we passed back and forth.

 

 

Pat Charles posted on 11/5/22

Memories of Wanda when our daughters Monica and Beth were in dance recitals with Marge’s Dance Studio in Virden.

 

Carolyn and Jim Nuckols posted on 11/5/22

My very good special friend Marsha, I will miss u more then you could ever know. Our weekly coffee meetings was something I cherished so much. You have a beautiful family that will miss you so much. But, you will b with Marvin and the two will watch over your family everyday. Love you My friend.

 

 

Abbot Luis, OSB posted on 11/3/22

May he rest in peace and rise to glory. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. May the Lord grant comfort and strength to Jim's family.

 

 

RickAherin posted on 11/3/22

Kim,Doug,Dave and family, JoAnne was a sweetheart! I always enjoyed running into her out and about around Springfield. She was a pleasure to run into. Always smiling and always was asking how my family was doing. She will be missed. She was a GREAT lady!! I will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy.

 

Leigh Boward posted on 11/3/22

Jan, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Take comfort in knowing that she is now at peace. My thoughts are with you and your family.

 

Cathy J Padget posted on 11/3/22

Thanking of you Gina. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. ❤️

 

Kim Patrick posted on 11/3/22

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful woman Jennie was. I'm praying for strength and peace for you all.

 

 

Beth (shryock) Hough posted on 11/3/22

Aunt Imo-You will never be forgotten. Your laugh, your smile, your genuine kindness & compassion for others was remarkable. A true Cubs fan. Always tried to see the best in others and treated everyone the same. Our family has lost another Great person..(Aunt Imo- WE LOVE YOU) ❤️ beth,eryn,owen and evan

 

Karla Lucas (Hendricker) posted on 11/2/22

I am deeply sorry for your great loss!♡ many memories came back to me as I remember our childhood together!♡ hugs n prayers to you all!♡

 

Carol Lex posted on 11/2/22

Jan, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

 

 

Lynette Crouch posted on 11/2/22

Jennie was our neighbor for many years, she was always very friendly and loved her children very much.

 

Cindy Hirsch Allen posted on 11/2/22

My deepest condolences to all of Patti’s family. We had lost touch over the years, but I remember all the fun we had from playing kick the can in her yard as young girls to building a high school float in her family garage, listening to Carole King in her room and watching her perform the most amazing gymnastic routines as a BCHS cheerleader. The world is a little dimmer without her in it. May you Rest In Peace, dear Patti.

 

Debi Johnson Tracy posted on 11/2/22

I'm very sorry to hear of Jennie's passing. My late husband, Mike Johnson, and I lived near Jennie and Ron and the kids many years ago in Grand Valley Village. I enjoyed chatting with Jennie while we lived there. I know her family misses her and her wonderful smile. My sympathy to all.

 

Adolph & Barbara Montgomery posted on 11/2/22

Josh and Gina we send our deepest condolences to you guys. You guys were young when we moved into the neighborhood. But your mom was a good neighbor. We will miss seeing her catching some sun and working in the yard.

 

 

Paula vansacik cook posted on 11/2/22

So very sorry for your loss of Jennie. She was the sweetest person. We kept in contact on facebook . Sure will miss texting with her. _RIP

 

Elaine Hughes posted on 11/2/22

Gina, so sorry to hear about your mom. I know how much it hurts your heart.

 

Holly Idec posted on 11/2/22

Sincerest condolences to the family. I adored JoAnne and will remember her full of love and laughter, with her sharp wit always at the ready. May your many great memories of this feisty and beautiful lady bring you comfort and peace.

 

 

Sara Kay Ruebling posted on 11/2/22

So very sorry to hear this. Such a nice Lady. RIP JOANN.

 

Pam Burns Burk posted on 11/1/22

I'll always remember "MaMa Joanne", especially when she cut our hair, gave perms & practiced her beautician skills when we were young neighbors. Also fondly remember her love for Elvis & her screaming when he was on American Bandstand. She was a good Mother & Gigi.

 

JIM HARLAN posted on 11/1/22

RIP my friend

 

Julie Tull posted on 11/1/22

My condolences to the whole family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll always remember her quick witted humor.

 

Natera Family posted on 11/1/22

Know that we are thinking of you, remembering Patty and celebrating her life. Patty will always be in our hearts and memories. Patty leave a huge hole in all our lives. The family won't be the same without her. Natera family

 

Joyce Grosshenrich posted on 11/1/22

I was so sad to see Patty's passing. I rode in the carpool with her during nursing school. She was a very beautiful and smart person.

 

Ken and Linda Hancock posted on 11/1/22

Dear Sweet Angie, You and Chet blessed us so much as new Christians. You "took us under your wing" and made us feel so welcome at Calvary. We cherish our many memories of being in your home and sharing your delicious Italian meals. Your steadfast love for the Lord was a witness to our lives. Because of you, we always saw Jesus in your lives! Your love and commitment to Jesus and the Church are an example of what being a Christian is all about. We will always love and miss you both! We look forward to spending eternity with you in Heaven!

 

Judy Hal posted on 11/1/22

Angie, my second mom, I have a lot of great memories & was so blessed to have you & Chet in my life. Angie was a great lady who loved the Lord, her family & friends so much. I will miss being able to see & talk with her but she’s busy talking with Jesus now. Rest in peace dear friend.

 

Tom Cockayne posted on 11/1/22

JoAnne was a special lady and I will always remember her and all the good times we had at Frannys! Rest in peace JoAnne until we meet again! My prayers go out to her family and friends. ✝️

 

Diane Lauterbach posted on 11/1/22

Jenna, I am so sorry to hear of Patti's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Karen Geninatti posted on 11/1/22

Linda and family, I am so very sorry . I pray for your strength now and in the many days ahead. When you are hurting, please know that she needed comfort as you do. And she has taken part of you with her for that.

 

Cheryl Speed posted on 11/1/22

Cheryl Cochrum Speed class of "76" Patti was such a sweet person. She always thought of others and their feelings. Bless her family!

 

Carol Baggerly posted on 11/1/22

JoAnne was a sweet lady who helped me after the death of my husband Jeff. She had just lost her mom and I enjoyed her talks. She will be deeply missed. RIP Joanne Love Carol Baggerly

 

Bill Chaplain class of '76 posted on 11/1/22

Patti was a wonderful friend since I can remember. Always with a smile and a laugh. She was a cheerleader in Jr High & High School in Benton. Just a wonderful life that has left us all to soon.

 

Heather Frykman posted on 10/31/22

My most sincere condolences to all, especially her daughter Jenna and granddaughter Bella who she often most lovingly spoke about! Patti was not just my co-worker, but a true and dear friend. I am most honored to have know her and heard her laugh many times. She will be greatly missed by all of us in Lincoln Region- HFS.

 

Russell Wilson posted on 10/31/22

Jay, Steve and the rest of the Miller family, I am so sorry to hear that your father passed. He was such a kind and caring man. He was always nice to me. I have many fond memories of you guys, hanging out at your house, hanging out at grandma Hardys. Please accept my condolences and know that I will always cherish the memories of your father.

 

Byran Stewart posted on 10/31/22

Deepest sympathy to the Nia Hassan Family. Nia and I worked on the IL Senate Staff together. We continued our friendship after she retired. She was a friend, mentor, and role model. God bless the memory of Nia Hassan.

 

mary Perkinton posted on 10/30/22

This year would have been your 59th wedding Anniversary! Sheila made a special dinner for Linda in your honor. But you probably know that, love you, Mare

 

Mary Perkinton posted on 10/30/22

Glad you were able to get transport to Elm street for the funeral service, so you could say goodby to Tom. Sad day for us all. Love, Mare

 

Mary Perkinton posted on 10/30/22

So glad you got to fo see him before he passed on, now you two are together again! love you both, your sis, Mare

 

love, Mare posted on 10/30/22

S o glad you got to hold her before you passed! I am sure you are looking over her from where you are!

 

your sister, Mare posted on 10/30/22

We were all remembering your Anniversary this month on the 12th, Sheila is taking good care of your wife, Linda. We love and miss you!

 

Brian Murphy posted on 10/29/22

I'm so sorry for your loss. Laura was an amazing and wonderful woman. She will definitely be missed.

 

Bill Isom posted on 10/29/22

Known Mike since 1970, we talked quite often in those years, will miss you forever Mike, R.I.P. my life long friend, I pray the Lord comforts his loving family.

 

Diana posted on 10/29/22

I remember Jim from Sacred Heart Church. He was a friendly person and always smiling. RIP

 

The Berkley family. Anna, Jerry, Sarah, Adam, Carla, Caleb, Casey and Tom posted on 10/28/22

So sorry. Prayers , Love and peace to you all

 

Kendall Kansy posted on 10/28/22

I am so sorry to hear about Mike. He was a good friend years back and will be missed.

 

Robert Bietsch posted on 10/28/22

I hunted for years with Mike, Larry and Fred Kibbat, Ken Kansy, and Mike Weller back in the 70s Ken and I are the only ones left! He will be missed!

 

Betty Bailey posted on 10/28/22

I did not know Jim well, but I’m “glad I got to meet him!” However I prayed for Jim and Nancy a lot, especially these past few months! My dear friend Nancy kept me posted on his condition. Nancy loves him and his daughters very much! She walked the walk with Jim and made these last years of his life fun! They both had this wonderful sense of humor and could really laugh! Jim loved God above all, so I will attend his funeral Mass and am unable to be at the memory sharing on Nov 3rd. But request that one of Jim’s daughters read my condolence at that time.

 

carol smith posted on 10/28/22

jim have a lot of fond memories of you prayers too your loved ones you will be sadly missed

 

 

Richard Dean Surratt Jr posted on 10/28/22

I'm doing fine Jake. The house is quiet without you. The dogs really miss you, Hershey hasn't been the same since you left.

 

Pat Marinelli posted on 10/28/22

George, I was notified of Margie’s death by a friend in Springfield. I moved eight years ago to Arizona. Years ago I sent a card to Marge but it was sent back to me with an “unknown address”. I didn’t know what to think at the time. I regret not following up with the Presbyterian Home. I have always had a special place in my heart for Marge. We taught at the same school (Ridgely) and lived in the same neighborhood so many years ago. I would visit her at the places she lived including the Presbyterian apartment she last had years ago. I have met you as well as the grandchildren. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. It is a great loss for so many of us that knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

 

Larry Acton posted on 10/27/22

So sorry Jim and Justin of your loss

 

Loraine Colvin DeGroot posted on 10/27/22

My Uncle Dale was an awesome man I loved him so much I remember spending a lot of time at his house growing up. I was his rainbow that's what he called me forever. I'll miss you Uncle Dale. Love you gone but never forgotten til I see you again

 

Clapp Family posted on 10/27/22

So very sorry for your loss.

 

 

Annlisa,Mark Mefford posted on 10/27/22

I have many memories of my Uncle Dale. I don't know where to start. I know one thing Mark and I are going to miss him. He was more then an amazing uncle He was our friend. This is not good bye. We will see you again this just makes heaven more special .we love you and will miss you

 

 

Skip posted on 10/27/22

Just watched Tom in a documentary about Khe San. I googled him and found this site. What an amazing life he led. The world is a better place because of people like him.

 

Casey Yoggerst posted on 10/27/22

I'm so lost for words you watched me grow up you were like a grandpa to me also my grandpa's best friend. I'm going to miss you so much. You taught me so much from replacing every door in your house to how to properly roll up a garden hose we had so many laughs and some tears. you left us all to soon. I'm going to miss you dearly I love you papa dale I'm blessed for the time I had with you

 

Carolyn Yoggerst posted on 10/27/22

So sorry for your loss. Dale was a special friend. I will miss him. We could tell each other our options and usually they were the same. We have so many great stories to remember him by. Rest in peace my friend.

 

Carolyn Yoggerst posted on 10/27/22

My condolences to Dale’s family. He was a very special friend. We were the neighborhood watch folks. He watched my side of the street and I watched his side of the street lol. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace my friend.

 

 

Marlene Robinson posted on 10/27/22

My prayer for Dale's family is that precious memories ease the pain of his passing. May God comfort each of you.

 

Ray Bumgardner posted on 10/27/22

Lincoln and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.

 

Bob & Maureen Best posted on 10/27/22

Dear Frank, Our deepest condolences on the passing of your wife, Lea Ann. May she rest in peace. Prayers for both of you. Bob & Maureen Best

 

Geno Paoni posted on 10/26/22

I’ve known Bill since I was 7 years old from the Western Auto downtown Springfield. My dad took me in there and Bill would always stop and talk to us. I was always amazed he could remember names, he always knew mine. Sorry to the family for his loss, he had a great life Spann. He was a prince of a guy…. I’m 71 and I’ve always remembered Bill with great memories.

 

Anne Young-Cronister posted on 10/26/22

Our deepest condolences. Mary Ann was a wonderful person. My Mom, Pat Gramlich & I both worked with her. She had that awesome smile and was always kind. She will be sorely missed.

 

 

Mary Jackson posted on 10/26/22

You will be missed Angelina It was an honor and privilege I will never forget to have been a part of your life ! Rest in Peace my friend

 

MaryGail Romack posted on 10/26/22

What a wonderful and loving woman, mother and friend to so many. She and I had such great talks when I would see her at church and then later at the home. I’m only sorry I didn’t go see her more often after mother passed. George, I am truly sorry for you and your families loss and I will keep you in my prayers.

 

Jerry Hocking posted on 10/26/22

I knew Mr. Miller since l was a kid, what a classy guy. R I P Bill!

 

Richard Dean Surratt Jr posted on 10/26/22

10/23 was one month since you left us little brother. I hope that wherever you are, you are behaving yourself. I miss you like crazy and it wasn't fair that you were taken from me so young. Love you Jacob.

 

Roy magee posted on 10/25/22

We were relay partners on the speed team for skateland south and we dated a few times she was fun to be around you will be missed kelly

 

Mike Adkinson posted on 10/25/22

For many years I was with my friend Jay at the Miller home quite often. My recollection of Mr. Miller (that's how I knew him) was a hard-working, welcoming, caring and generous man with a very sharp wit. I'm sorry I was unable to attend the visitation to show my respect for him but he is in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure he will be greatly missed by family and friends.

 

Jeff Winchell posted on 10/25/22

Kelly was a wonderful friend to me and she will be missed

 

Pat (Lewis) Taft posted on 10/24/22

Joan and brothers, I’m so sorry to hear the passing of your Dad. My family lived across the street for many years. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

 

Jeffrey Lakamp posted on 10/24/22

I remember the times ride sharing to high school with Doug and him helping me with my show cattle. Going to my cousins cattle sale in Monmouth and getting to lead the two donkeys into the sale ring. RIP my friend.

 

Chery Tipps posted on 10/24/22

Remembering your wonderful step-mother and wishing you all comfort. Sharon was a sweet lady. Sending prayers to Diane Stroisch, Mark Stroisch, Paul Stroisch and Shannon Stroisch who were unmentioned. Along with his grandchildren and great grandson.

 

 

Peggy Bess posted on 10/24/22

You were a good friend. You will be sadly missed. Lots of good memories. Love you dearly my friend.

 

Chris Deloney posted on 10/24/22

Marty, I'm so sorry to read about Katie. I loved working with her; we always had a great time.

 

Genia Box posted on 10/24/22

I have known Kelly since we were kids. This breaks my heart to see this. You will me missed by so many. RIP girlfriend, until we meet again.

 

Bill & Lori Copp posted on 10/24/22

Fred, and the Miller family, Lori and I are sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. Knowing Bill since we were kids, and all part of the Knox Church family, I have nothing but good memories of him, he will be missed, may God rest his soul.

 

 

Michele Loseman posted on 10/24/22

I love you with all my heart and I miss you dearly. Rest in Peace my sweet sis. Until we meet again. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

 

Jean Richards posted on 10/23/22

Mike, I'm so sorry. My dad told me this yesterday, and I almost didn't believe him, after all I had just spoken to the two of you not that long ago. I wanted you to know that my dad said he was really going to miss Bob. He was one of the few people who actually listened, my dad said, and was genuinely interested in what was said. I know your Dad may have felt that he wasn't really living life to its fullest of late and was, at times, bored out his mind, but all this time, he was making a HUGE difference in the life of my Dad, and I'm so grateful for that. BOTH of us will really miss him. Harry's daughter, Jean

 

 

Kathryn Garrett Hobbs posted on 10/23/22

Many mornings Bil would be Sittin on his porch and I was his neighbor and I was sitting on the swing on our Porch. So often my Daddy would come on the porch or in our yard and every time when he saw Bill he would say, BILL and then Bill would say, RUSS.... & that was it but it was so darn cute...

 

Sam Gorden posted on 10/23/22

I shopped at Western Auto often. Bill was a real gentleman.

 

John Fleischacker posted on 10/23/22

Jay, I am sorry to hear your father has passed away. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts during this difficult time. May your father rest in eternal peace.

 

Steve Cripe posted on 10/23/22

My deepest sympathies to Miller family.

 

Tammy posted on 10/22/22

Bill was the closest thing I had to dad for over 30 years. He was so kind to me when the world wasn't. He was gentle, funny, and affectionate. I adored him and the world is a lesser place without him.

 

 

Nancy Jackson posted on 10/22/22

Katie was a treasure to know, enjoy, and love. Deepest condolences to all who loved her. Nancy Jackson

 

Sharon and Jim Kelmel posted on 10/21/22

Ruth Ann, you and your family have our sympathies and prayers. May your memories carry you through the next few difficult days.

 

Lori Ackerman posted on 10/21/22

Jim was a dear friend of the Wingler’s. Jim and my father’s friendship began in Tuscola, he was best man for my father, Norm, and they enjoyed the friendship of Ginny and Jim. Jim had a talent for telling jokes and a heartfelt laugh. We are sorry for your loss.

 

Paula Lear posted on 10/20/22

Ruth, Dave and Nora, I was so sorry to hear about Uncle Jim and more sorry that I am unable to attend the service. Know that I will be thinking of you all. Sounds like Jim had a great life!

 

Richard Dean Surratt Jr posted on 10/20/22

That man was my flesh and blood. He always helped me out while we were growing up. Now he will live forever with our parents and other family members that have passed.

 

 

Virginia Holzhausen posted on 10/20/22

For my beautiful friend. I will always remember our times golfing, laughing and having a drink or two. I am fortunate to have known you and to know your entire family. Your girls are a reflection of you so be proud of your accomplishments. You will be missed by many.

 

Chad Schaive posted on 10/19/22

My Deepest Condolences to the Kauffman family.

 

Janet Wells posted on 10/19/22

My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time. I worked with Mary Ann at the phone company. This doesn’t seem possible. She was adorable!

 

Deb Bruner posted on 10/19/22

John and girls, go ahead and cry endlessly for your wife and mother.....but don't let the tears mar the smiles that you've been given from her. Denise, Anna, Jaimie and Sam always remember all that you are or hope to be you owe to your strong momma. Losing a mother doesn't happen in a moment . It takes years to appreciate the impact of what's gone. Your mother's love will continue to be your guide. Our deepest sympathy......to you John and family.

 

BobbieBerola posted on 10/19/22

I am deeply sorry for your loss of your Dad and Grandpa Bob. I had know him all of my life, being a NORTH END Grandkid. He knew me as Bobbie Kay, along with being best friends with my older brothers and sisters, the BOYD Family. I feel as tho I have lost a dear family member. Such a handsome man, a gentle soul, RIP, my good friend. Bobbie Kay Boyd Berola, Auburn, Illinois.

 

Cara Blair posted on 10/19/22

I will always remember his big heart and beautiful smile, but he did have a look that Ruthie and I knew when we were in trouble- honestly it didn’t happen often! Hugs to Ruthie, Dave and Nora

 

Jennifer Walsham posted on 10/18/22

Jim we will miss you dearly and forever think of you fondly. All our love to Ruthie, Dave n Nora

 

Pam Dufour posted on 10/18/22

I do sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. I worked at the State with Nancy and went to church with Anna and Family. My heart goes out to all of you. She was a great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs.

 

 

Denny and Chris Kirchgesner posted on 10/18/22

Thank you for your service, Jim. Now rest in Peace.

 

John & Annette Boxman posted on 10/18/22

John and Family, we're so sorry for your loss. Nancy was a wonderful person. Our hearts go out to all of you.

 

Jackie Gatschenberger Myers posted on 10/17/22

Rest in peace my friend! You will be missed!

 

Phyllis J Cunningham posted on 10/17/22

For Jim and family. We are so sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing. We ask God for his blessings on you and yours. Don and Phyllis Cunningham

 

 

Carole deVries posted on 10/17/22

My heart felt sympathy goes out to all of Nancy's family. I.met her a couple of times, and she was very pleasant. Keeping all in my prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

 

Becky Hays posted on 10/17/22

Nancy was such a strong & fierce woman, who raised strong fierce women in her image, which allows her spirit to keep living on! I am hope memories of this wonderful person, soon bring smiles to your broken hearts. You all are in my thoughts & heart…

 

Brenda Williams posted on 10/17/22

Barbie- you were an inspiration to me and your bright smile will be missed. You lived life to the fullest and I am a better person having known you.

 

John and Paula German posted on 10/16/22

John so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. Please know you and family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

John Fleischacker posted on 10/16/22

John, I am so sorry to hear of Nancy's passing. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts. May she rest in eternal peace.

 

Jane Denk Snyder posted on 10/16/22

Jim & girls, I was so shocked & saddened to hear of Mary Ann's passing. Of course, Jim, I've known you since grade school, but Mary Ann & I we operators together at Illinois Bell many, many years ago. It was so much fun working together back in the day & then you two getting married & having your first baby girl. Those memories are so vivid & such happy times. Our paths went different directions at IBT, but we would periodically run into one another & always pleased to chat a while. Also remember the days when we were at St. Agnes at the same time with our younguns! She was such a sweet soul always with a smile on her face & a twinkle in her eyes. My heart shared your sorrow for my old friend. I hope & pray you feed upon memories of her and the life you have all had together. Gone too soon; forever remembered.

 

Dean Anderson posted on 10/16/22

Jim sorry for your loss. I never met your wife but you have my condolences.

 

Dean Anderson posted on 10/16/22

Jim sorry for your loss. I never knew your wife but you have my condolences.

 

Lenore Cohlmeyer posted on 10/16/22

I’m so sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed getting to know your mother. She had such a sense of humor I never expected. She felt like family and I already miss her.

 

 

Diane posted on 10/15/22

Shine bright angel

 

Russ and Rita Friedewald posted on 10/15/22

Russ and I send you all our deepest sympathy for the passing of Miss Essie. Yes, we grieve with you but we celebrate her heavenly reward; she is in the presence of her Lord. She is home with her beloved Mr. Carlos. Our hearts are so sad; we will miss her beautiful, warm smile and hug. Peace to you all. Keep her JOY alive.

 

Jane (Pittman) Adams posted on 10/14/22

I am shocked and sorry to hear of Mary Ann's death. We attended the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception grade school together and shared an aunt (hers) and uncle (mine). Even though we lost communication in our adult lives, I will always remember our time together as children riding the bus and going to the movies every Saturday. My sincere sympathies to her family and brother Patrick. It is comforting to know she is now at peace with the Lord.

 

Kim & Randy posted on 10/14/22

Brian & Dawn, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Irmgard will definitely be missed all of our families. Hugs to you all!

 

Nora Wiley posted on 10/14/22

Brian,Dawn,Paul,Sophie &Jacie, So Sorry for the Loss of Your Mom /Oma. Know that you all are in our thoughts and Prayers. She will sadly be missed by All. So many Memories made. Love to all.

 

Bonnie Olson posted on 10/14/22

Frank, I’m so sorry to hear that LeaAnn passed away. I am shocked at the news and very sorry I was not able to make it to the service. She and I kept in touch over the years usually at Christmas. Distance played a huge part in our lives, you guys living in IL and us in KS. We just didn’t get together until a couple years ago. In our childhood years we built a strong connection because our parents got together often and we played together. We would meet at grandma Hall’s in K.C. and we would have a cousins get-together playing on her big wrap-around porch. LeaAnn, Elena & I would love playing with one another! I don’t remember what we played with, perhaps our imaginations. Grandma Bessie had a big 3 story house at 3700 Holmes Street, which is now in the historic district, inside it had a center column that ran around and thought that was great fun! We also liked going down stairs to the basement in that house because grandma made her own soap and it smelled so good. I hope some of these memories will be of interest to you. I know you are grieving for LeaAnn right now, which is normal. After all you were married to her for 50 years!! Congratulations !! Richard & I will be praying for you and thinking of you. You have our deepest sympathy ❤️‍.

 

 

Sara Kay Ruebling posted on 10/14/22

She was always the life of the party, so much fun to be around. I will keep the Blonde, Blue-eyed, fun loving, party animal Barbi in my memories. GONE TOO SOON BUT SHE WILL RIP ❤️

 

Armand and Barb Prosperini posted on 10/14/22

What a wonderful lady, our neighbor and friend, mother and grandma. We will miss you. She put up a hard fight, but l am sure that God has welcomed you. May her soul Rest In Peace.

 

Gary & Karen Briggs posted on 10/14/22

Frank, Our sincere condolences go out to at your time of loss. Lea Ann has always been very special to me since the time we were growing up as cousins. It was always a time we looked forward to when our family went to IL to visit Lea Ann and her parents. May God strengthen you in the days to come.

 

Charlie Cusumano posted on 10/13/22

So sorry for your loss Frank. Carol and I are sending our heartfelt condolences.

 

Lynn Lenning posted on 10/13/22

Charlie was always a bright spot in my daily route. I know the whole neighborhood will miss him. Prayers and blessings to his family

 

Linda Johnson posted on 10/13/22

We were so so sorry to hear about Essie’s passing. She was such a sweet kind aunt and will be missed. We are sorry we can’t be there but will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you all peace and comfort during this difficult time. Gary & Linda Johnson Barb Noel

 

Larry and Sylvia Lunn posted on 10/13/22

We will always remember Aunt Essie's beautiful , kind and loving spirit. She was always so glad to see us no matter how much time had passed. I also remember her cute laugh full of joy. Sending our love and condolences to the Carter- Cooper family.

 

Kevin and Lori Campbell posted on 10/13/22

Our deepest condolences to the Ray family.

 

Kent and Sheila Meiers posted on 10/13/22

Frank, Sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences.

 

Bruce Hogan & Dyanne Ferk posted on 10/13/22

John will be missed. He was a one of a kind guy with an amazing sense of humor; Heavan has a new stand up comic. John was a great colleague at Standard Mutual Insurance. We are grateful for his service with the Marines. We hope he and Chris are together again; they both passed too soon.

 

Steve, Phoebe, Josh & Harper posted on 10/12/22

If everyone had a neighbor as good as you Charlie we would all be much better off. You will be greatly missed by us.

 

Roger Harney posted on 10/12/22

Frank, I am sorry for your loss. I did not know Lea Ann very well at all but I am sure She was a sweet person and will be greatly missed. Prayers for you and your family.

 

Debra A. Charveron posted on 10/11/22

I am so sorry to learn John passed away. I knew him for about 50 years as he was married to my best friend Chris, whom I miss very much. I knew her from attending the Greek Orthodox Church in Decatur. I hadn't seen John in several years but kept in contact periodically. The last message to him was in August, but, did not get a response. Unfortunately, I did not know what was going on in his life when he returned to Illinois. Sad I didn't see him. I didn't know he passed or the funeral date til late Oct.6th, otherwise, I would have attended his funeral. He was a good man. Condolences to John's brother, relatives & friends.

 

Dallas, Kristen, Dinah, & Porter Joplin posted on 10/11/22

We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Essie’s passing. I have such fond memories of visiting with her at family reunions and other visits. I also always looked forward to sending her a Christmas card every year since I got married. She would always send one in return with a lovely note written inside. I will miss getting that this Christmas season. Thinking and praying for you all during this time.

 

Kim Kearns Griffin posted on 10/11/22

I will always remember Essie as one of the nicest and caring persons in our North End neighborhood.

 

 

Hank and Mary Bealler posted on 10/11/22

We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Essie’s passing. We were truly blessed to have had her as our aunt. I will always remember her sweet and understanding spirit. Aunt Essie will truly be missed.

 

 

Nanette posted on 10/11/22

Rest In Peace Aunt Bev, you were the last of my aunts. Fly with the angels and enjoy your freedom and peace

 

Kim Allee posted on 10/11/22

John was a great guy. Prayers to his family and friends for your loss.

 

Mabel Malone Martin posted on 10/10/22

Rose and family. You have my deepest sympathy. Sorry for your loss.

 

Judy gardn6 posted on 10/10/22

Fly high Barbie. You will be thought of so much

 

Pam Bowen posted on 10/10/22

I’m so glad I got to meet you at Gary Best’s bar 14 years ago. It has been a pleasure knowing the kind of person you were. I loved how you made everyone laugh, and feel welcomed. You will be truly missed by all. Fly high angel, until we meet again.

 

Tully Canum posted on 10/10/22

RIP Barbie going to miss you

 

Aunt Stevie posted on 10/10/22

Love you Barbie. Had so much fun when I would come back to Springfield. Will miss you

 

Donna Junkins posted on 10/10/22

I’m am so so sorry to hear this. Such a young lady my thoughts and prayers are with you all

 

 

The Rockford’s posted on 10/10/22

RIP

 

 

Jean Buck Bayles posted on 10/10/22

Barbie was always the life of the party. We all had such great times with her throughout the years. Such a beautiful person. She will be missed by many. Until we meet again my friend❤️❤️

 

Linda Lehnert posted on 10/10/22

John was always a nice guy and willing to help anyone. We worked together for many years at IDOT. Rest In Peace my friend Linda Lehnert

 

Deborah Mulcahy Fulscher posted on 10/10/22

One great lady, she will be missed

 

 

Gloria Petitt posted on 10/10/22

Princess Barbie you will be missed... but now breathe and dance your heart away love you

 

Becky Brown posted on 10/10/22

So many fun memories with this wonderful girl. She will sure be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with Shawnee and her entire family.

 

Nabor posted on 10/10/22

heartfelt sympathies to Shawnee, Cody & the Robertson family. She will be missed by so so many. RIP nabor love you

 

Lori Usherwood posted on 10/10/22

Such a beautiful soul..you will be missed so! Love you Barbie Jo

 

Uncle Mike and Aunt Patty posted on 10/10/22

You will be missed-love you Barbie❤️

 

 

Bobbi Bowman posted on 10/10/22

You were one in a million. Love you Barbie

 

Kelly Fitzgerald posted on 10/10/22

I will never forget you my friend and the memories we made, Rest EASY girl, until we meet again

 

Troy & Elly Glenn posted on 10/10/22

You will be missed thought’s and prayers for your family

 

 

Troy Glenn posted on 10/10/22

Prayers for your family

 

Jean Sanders posted on 10/9/22

Tony , Debbie and the entire Kulavic family , My heart aches for you ! I will be keeping you all close to my heart during this difficult time .. much heart felt love and sympathy . Love all of you

 

Mary Mucciante posted on 10/9/22

Bredemeyer Family: Vickie was such a lovely, religious and kind person. She and Bill were close friends of my parents, Don and Iverne Mucciante. She will be missed by everyone but most of all by her family.

 

Mike Moore posted on 10/9/22

Diana was a good neighbor and friend who will be sorely missed. The world is a far less interesting place without her, and so is our neighborhood. We all had so much fun at the many card games with our "customized" rules. May she rest in peace.

 

Debbie Fiedler posted on 10/9/22

Diana was a great nurse and an even greater friend. I first met her when I began my health care career on 6 Gen @ MMC as a Nursing Asst. She was later my preceptor again on 6 Gen when I returned as a RN. She was also a very good friend and we continued our friendship until her passing. I will miss you my dear friend. RIP until we meet again.

 

Lenny Hamende posted on 10/8/22

My prayers and condolences to the Kulavic family.

 

Jay Tode posted on 10/8/22

Diana, a wonderful person and a great nurse, is being remembered by many people today. I met and worked with Diana in the dialysis unit at Memorial Hospital back in the 70's. Great memories. Rest in peace Diana.

 

Kirk and Laurie Riva, Derek and Allie Betzer, Erica Brittin posted on 10/8/22

Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers go out to the entire Kulavic family. Grace was just a beautiful girl full of life and love.

 

Mark Rustad posted on 10/8/22

I was at the service and really wish that Mr. Dulle's 30-year teaching had been highlighted - he touched so many lives. I was in his 1973 calculus class, which was the best math class ever. I still have my notes and used them when my daughter was taking calculus (her class was not as good). As a proper memorial, I would like to see if we can gather a collection of notes from Mr. Dulle's class to be turned into the math text that he should have published. Of course he published it ephemerally every year on the blackboards at SHS! If you are interested, write to me at [email protected]

 

Laura Marie Schmitt posted on 10/8/22

I wish to offer my sympathy and prayers to Sister Rachel’s family and community.

 

Sherman Elliott posted on 10/7/22

Truly sorry for this heartbreaking loss. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family, with love, Sherman and Mary Elliott

 

Debbie Farder posted on 10/7/22

Sorry for the loss of a good friend. Such many happy times shared and wonderful memories! My heart and hugs and love goes out to the family!❤️

 

Tammy Truax posted on 10/7/22

My deepest condolences for her family and friends, i loved her very much. But i know that she is with her bestie again. She is so loved and will be missed and remembered fondly.

 

Teresa Gregoire posted on 10/7/22

Gracie Angel is now in heaven watching over us as we continue on with our lives. Give yourselves time to grieve. Strength will come again to heal your broken hearts. Know that we, your friends, are holding you close in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

 

Elaine Urekar posted on 10/7/22

Tony, Debbie, & Families ~ So very sorry for the passing of your beautiful daughter. Sending up prayers for comfort & strength during this difficult time. May your good memories keep her alive in your hearts & thoughts forever.

 

Wayne Caudill posted on 10/7/22

I'm interested in price and if you have different prices for 48 oz. Solid Bronze. I'm a disabled veteran making plans for my final day; are there any discounts for veterans? Cordially, Wayne Caudill

 

Harold L. Wilson Family posted on 10/7/22

Please accept our condolences during this heartbreaking time. We hope God blesses and comforts you, and takes your daughter’s soul to rest with Him in Heaven where she belongs.

 

Robert Rabin posted on 10/7/22

May his memory be a blessing.

 

Robert Rabin posted on 10/7/22

May her memory be a blessing.

 

Stephanie Duff posted on 10/7/22

On behalf of the Machinists Local 1815, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to your family. Tom was the President of our union when I became a member. After the lab at the power plant went union, I started going to the monthly meeting and saw how much Tom cared for the union and all its members. I hope that I can live up to his legacy as the current President of Local 1815. Wishing you comfort, Stephanie Duff

 

Faye and Ron Wellfare posted on 10/6/22

We are so very sorry for the devastating loss of your loved one. We feel like we knew her through Reno and Colleen. You all are in our thoughts.

 

Russ and Sharon Steil posted on 10/6/22

Our prayers and support extend to you, Bill and your entire family. God Bless the Bredemeyer Family.

 

Griff Jurgens posted on 10/6/22

Thinking of Brent and his family. We spent a lot of time together growing up in our formative years but lost contact more recently. Sending my best to his family and friends. He was a good person and a special talent. Rest in peace, Brent.

 

Cindy Pape posted on 10/6/22

Tom was an awesome gentleman and an excellent watch and clock maker. I’m happy to have had the privilege of knowing Tom and to have had a great working/professional relationship with him. He will be greatly missed by his many fellow jewelry/watches/clocks friends and colleagues. May Tom Rest In Peace.

 

Todd Brooks posted on 10/6/22

Mrs. Dulle and family, my sincere condolences. Mr. Dulle was my 1978 senior year calculus teacher. His class truly stands out from all the classes I've had including all my college and MBA classes. It's an understatement to say his calc class was a challenge. Multiple classroom days of chalk boards full theorem / proofs that we had to memorize as we had to understand the theory first before getting to the problems. I had kept all my class notes & tests in a large notebook and showed it to one of my college math professors. He could not believe it, all the materials we had covered and had to do as high school seniors. Mr. Dulle was an outstanding & demanding teacher who drew out the most out from students.

 

Nanette Valenti posted on 10/6/22

I liked Mr. Dulle. There was an old huge house of off Old Jacksonville Road I believe. This was a specialty shop. Sold train sets and things for trains only. I would go in there when my son was into that stuff. Anyway Mr Dulle was often there playing his guitar. Just sitting around and chilling but playing music. I loved going in there for that reason alone!!! I was sad when my son didn’t want to go there anymore.

 

 

Denny and Chris Kirchgesner posted on 10/5/22

Dear Sisters & Jost Family, Our sympathy & prayers on the loss of Sister Rachel. May God rest her soul.

 

Amy Capranica posted on 10/5/22

I can remember EXACTLY where we were when you found out your were pregnant with your sweet Gracie. Clearly she was such a blessing. We are so very, very sorry. There are no words. ❤️

 

Darren and Suzie Lynch posted on 10/5/22

Debbie, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful daughter. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.

 

vicky and phil drum posted on 10/5/22

to the best labor day picnic volunteer ever. I'm sure Mettie. is waiting for you to help out

 

Troy Washko posted on 10/5/22

I was extremely sorry to hear of Grace's passing away. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.

 

Jana Harvey posted on 10/5/22

I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. I will be praying for peace for you all❤️

 

 

Love Aunt Kim posted on 10/5/22

You will be missed by everyone!

 

The Schuerings posted on 10/5/22

Debbie and family, we are so sorry to hear this news. Are thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

 

Tara (Cottingham) Wolcott posted on 10/5/22

My condolences to the family.

 

Susan Freeman (Mohn) posted on 10/5/22

Tony and Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss, my condolences to your family. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.

 

Susan Luparell posted on 10/5/22

I was so terribly saddened to hear the news of Mr. Dulle's passing and will always remember him fondly. He was a kind and gentle soul, and I recall many conversations regarding algebra, trains, and Butte, Montana. He was a fixture in the gym at SHA during my high school days, and I will always be grateful for his kindness and the positive influence he had on me. Sending you much love, Mrs. Dulle.

 

 

Alice M Schum posted on 10/5/22

Gracie girl, we will miss you and cherish you forever.

 

Nick Schafer & family posted on 10/5/22

Grace was kind, witty, and thoughtful! So sorry for your loss. She was so very loved!

 

Tim Estiloz posted on 10/5/22

… I am so sad to hear this. … Of all the broadcast bosses I’ve ever worked for - Bob was the first to give my career a significant chance in the major market of Boston. … He could be a tough boss, a demanding boss, an opinionated boss. … But, he was also the fairest, most principled, most honest bosses I’ve ever encountered in this business. … Though I was under contract to the Boston station he ran - he did not stand in the way of my being able to take a network job offer that would advance my career. … Bob wasn’t happy about me trying to leave - and he grumbled about it to me. … but, he wished me well and let me go. … and, for all those reasons and more - Bob Gordon was probably the boss I most respected to this very day. … He was a good man and a straight shooter. Something rare in TV management. I’ll long continue to remember him.

 

John Marsaglia posted on 10/5/22

I had many students but one who lit up my eyes and warmed my heart and that was Gracie. My condolences to the entire family. Prayers are with you.

 

Vikki & Bill Warren posted on 10/5/22

Dear Bredemeyer Family our condolences & prayers for God's blessings of comfort upon each of you. May God Rest your mom's beautiful soul. I loved your mom, she was such a sweet, loving & dear friend, her beautiful light will be missed.

 

Jay and Danielle Wolfe posted on 10/4/22

We just wanted the entire family to know that we are thinking of you even though we only know David. Please accept our condolences.

 

Lynn Tune posted on 10/4/22

Helen so sorry for your loss Herdt was a great person fun, loving, and a great sense of humor and don’t forget those trains

 

 

Mikki Buhl posted on 10/4/22

Vickie was a very prominent member of Saint Aloysius and I am so glad that I had got to know Vickie, as well as her brothers. She was kind, loving and a beautiful woman of faith. She’d get so tickled at Bill when he’d still be handing out tootsie rolls when they both were able to attend mass. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

 

Jim and Vicki Nadh posted on 10/4/22

Dear Bill and Stacey, we offer you our deepest condolences. Your Mom had a great long life, and a huge family, no doubt she is with Jesus.

 

anthony manuele posted on 10/4/22

Tom was a great friend, I was saddened when I heard of Tom’s passing, my condolences to the family

 

Becky Hays posted on 10/3/22

So very sorry to hear this. I was fortunate to have had Brent in class in high school, and he was a very nice, generous, & respectful young man…not only to myself & other staff, but to also to his peers during this time. My condolences and may you find peace while dealing with your loss…

 

Lisa Crum Rothschild posted on 10/3/22

Mrs. Dulle, so very sorry to hear about your husband. Prayers and thoughts for you through this difficult time. Thinking of you. (Class off SHA 78’)

 

Pat Kmett posted on 10/3/22

Lisa, Please know I am keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Though Tom is gone from this earth, he will be forever in your heart. Sending hugs.

 

Vicki Basan-Welch posted on 10/3/22

Lisa and Family…Keeping you all in our hearts and …and Wishing you peace. Love, Vicki and Tom Welch

 

Tricia Canterbury posted on 10/3/22

Lisa and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Tricia Canterbury

 

Kathy Fleck posted on 10/3/22

Dear Lisa , I just now heard about Tom's passing and my heart sank. All my love and prayers are going out to you and the boys. It's hard to believe it's been forty years since the first time I met Tom and fell in love with the way he made you my friend so happy. I can only imagine how hard it must be, but I know that you are aware he is now in heaven looking after you and the boys from there. God bless all of you. Love Kathy Fleck

 

Tammy Bartolomucci posted on 10/3/22

Sorry for your loss ,Lisa.

 

Diane Walker posted on 10/3/22

So sorry for your loss Helen. Thoughts and prayers for you and your extended family. May Herb Rest In Peace. God bless!!

 

John Sudduth posted on 10/3/22

So very sorry to hear the news of Dons passing may he rest in eternal peace

 

 

Rita & Larry Davsko posted on 10/2/22

Will miss you, Herb. We had such nice discussions, and I learned a great deal about Quincy and about county music artists. Oh, and your chocolate chip cookies are the best!!

 

Molly Grady Risse posted on 10/2/22

Helen, I am so very sorry, to hear of the passing of Herbie. He was a wonderful guy, great cheerleader, and made the most Awesome Chocolate Chip Cookies. May he Rest In Peace, And May God Bless You

 

Robert F. Putrich posted on 10/2/22

Hi Helen, so sorry to hear about Herb. He was such a wonderful man and a great friend. I will sure miss my old train buddy.

 

Susan Kessler posted on 10/2/22

Condolences to your family. I had Mr Dulle for Algebra at SHS. He was one of my favorite high school teachers.

 

 

Carole O ‘Neill posted on 10/2/22

So very sorry to see this news. Don and his family were wonderful neighbors on Pickett Street and my heart and deepest condolences go out to all of his family.

 

Ray Broccardo posted on 10/2/22

So sorry to hear about Tom he was a good man a friend since high school may God Bless your family

 

Chuck and Janet Reynolds posted on 10/2/22

Lisa, Sean, and Casey we are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Chuck has many good memories of working with him at the CWLP garage. We hope that all of your wonderful memories with him give you comfort now and in the difficult days ahead. Peace to you and all of Tom's family and friends.

 

Paula Zing Titzl posted on 10/2/22

Sweet cousin Sharon, you always had a kind and positive message for me. I will miss you checking in on me. Love you...

 

Rosanne (Von Berg) Wiatrolik posted on 10/2/22

Mrs. Dulle, My condolences and prayers on the passing of your husband. May the choirs of angels speed him into the arms of our Lord Jesus and Mary, our Blessed Mother, comfort you.

 

 

Bruce Lauer posted on 10/2/22

Dear Lisa and family, Donna and I are so very sorry to learn of Toms passing. He was a great friend and his sense of humor was second to none! He had a heart of gold and could brighten up anyone’s day. We will be praying for all of you.

 

Bruce Heck posted on 10/1/22

Aunt Sharon you were the coolest cousin, you will be missed.Sorry I did not get down to Springfield.Rest in peace

 

Tracey Adkins posted on 10/1/22

I remember Tom from high school days long ago. He was a friendly, easygoing, funny, gentle guy who loved to have fun and was always willing to help, especially with car stuff! He drove a really fast dark green Nova & was justifiably proud of it! He was a great guy. My deepest condolences to the entire family. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

John Fleischacker posted on 10/1/22

My CWLP coworkers have lost another one of the good guys we worked with. Tommy was one of the nice guys and my thoughts are with his family and many friends. Rest in eternal peace Tommy, you will be missed.

 

Pat posted on 10/1/22

Gary was a great guy. Best roofer around. He did our roof. He was very supportive when my home had smoke damage. Gary was irreplaceable. I just read of his passing. Gary was a friend.

 

 

Stephanie Poorman posted on 10/1/22

Aunt Sharon, You always had a smile for us and great advice. We will miss you. Love you Stephanie

 

 

Sue Warner posted on 10/1/22

Joyce and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Donnie. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Although I haven't seen you at the Cathedral for many years, I still cherish our little Sunday visits before the 10 am (or maybe it was 11 am back then) Mass. May it comfort you to know that Donnie is with his Lord and Savior now and will be there to greet you when you come.

 

Mike Hunter posted on 9/30/22

I was very priviledged to work with Don at IBM in Springfield for several years. He always had a great outlook no matter what was happening. I was happy for him and his family when he retired. He left a large hole in the office that was never filled, only partly. I remember visiting him at his country place and seeing rows on young trees that he planted. These were not just any trees they were black locusts with very large thorns. I asked Don why he planted that species of tree and he replied " they grow fast and burn hot as fire wood ". Don was a wonderful person, great friend and always the gentleman. I consider myself lucky to have known him for several years. Blessings and comfort to his family and friends.

 

 

Terry Moore posted on 9/29/22

Dear Don… what a wonderful gentleman and a fantastic neighbor. I often think of him and Joyce, raising a lovely family alongside my own family home. So many great memories, the treehouse, the converted VW Bugs into Rolls Royces, Walter the pigeon and the pigeons with their brilliant orange tails. Cook outs and so many other great memories. My prayers for Joyce and all the “kids”, I know that Don is at Peace with his Lord, knowing his beliefs and the way his light shined at all times. I pray that you all are surrounded with sweet memories and the love of all who care so much for you. I don’t know where all the time went, but know that I’ve often thought of you all, but at this time I especially remember the smile on Don’s face, the joy in his heart and the love and talents he shared with so many, and I am so grateful that for a time our lives ran parallel. Rest Mr, Waibel, may God’s angels surround your family and bring them Peace.

 

Len Rideout posted on 9/29/22

So sorry for your loss Pat, Diane, Sheila and family.

 

 

PAULETTE HALL posted on 9/29/22

I have known Sharon since grade school at Sacred Heart School in Pana. We were the best of friends and spent many happy and fun times together. She was a wonderful, warm and caring person. Wonderful memories of her parents and her three sisters.

 

Jeanne Buedel posted on 9/28/22

We are so sad that Brother Frankie has passed away.we will never forget the wonderful Christmas family meals and the gorgeous decorations of Brother Ken. My daughter,Aggie and I will miss him so much. His work is done.

 

Sandra Hudgins-Brewer posted on 9/27/22

He was a special dad. Our thoughts snd prayers are with you, his devoted and loving family. Mike and Sandy Brewer

 

Rob Redpath posted on 9/27/22

Sue, Kurt & Boys, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your whole family.

 

Larry and Diane Tebrugge posted on 9/27/22

So sorry to hear of Herb's passing. Both your parents were such great neighbors and we will miss them. Sending many prayers to the Delaney family.

 

Lora & joe angeli posted on 9/27/22

May God carry you and your family through this difficult time. In our thoughts and prayers

 

 

Lora & joe angeli posted on 9/27/22

May God carry you through this difficult time.. so sorry for your loss.

 

Bonnie posted on 9/27/22

Sue, Laurie, Karen and all the Delaney extended family: my sincere condolences to you all. Have peace of heart knowing you blessed your Dad with loving care throughout his life. He is at peace with Miss Norma. Deepest sympathy.

 

Stacy Wilson posted on 9/27/22

Laurie, Sue and Karen, I am so very sorry, Your pop was such a great guy. I remember when he fixes the Mustang up. I was so jealous. I am very sorry that this yr has proven to be one of the worse for you all. Hugs and prayers

 

George and Jean Hanson Nee Piscitelli posted on 9/27/22

Your parents were great neighbors in Indian Hills. George and I appreciated watch and clock repairs including two or three trips to our home to repair a grandfather clock

 

Ronnie posted on 9/27/22

The hunting the fishing, the laughing. Ronnie will miss you terribly. He loves you like pop. Things will never be the same. Rest easy friend.

 

 

Paulette posted on 9/27/22

We love you Cornbread & Chicken! I will always smile when I think of you.

 

 

Denny and Chris Kirchgesner posted on 9/27/22

Sorry to read of Eleanor's passing. She was a great lady. May she rest in Peace.

 

Linda Prior Angeles posted on 9/26/22

I well miss you big Brother.fly with the angeles.no more pain.i love you.well miss you.so much fun growing up with you on the farm.god bless your family.your sis.

 

Stacy Wilson posted on 9/26/22

OMG scrolling thru and saw this. Sue, Karen and Laurie, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom. Many good memories.

 

Larry Black posted on 9/26/22

Al, I probably played more music with you than anyone one the planet. Good times my friend. Save me a seat next to you in heavens jazz band

 

Mike Whalen posted on 9/26/22

My condolences to Joe's family, his legacy is cared on buy the boys who were taught hard work pays off. Thanks for all you did for Ironworkers local # 46. Rest in peace brother.

 

Wanda Critch posted on 9/25/22

Please accept our sincere condolences from our family. Lillian, Wanda, Wade, Debbie(Andrew’s) and Peter Critch. We remember Phil and Jessie with much love and affection, spending time in St Johns in the summer at Aunt Gerties and Uncle Willis’s.

 

Nanette posted on 9/25/22

I grew up with Eileen, had a lot a great times. Had good times as well after she got married to Tom. Prayers to her family..fly with the angels Eileen…

 

Brenda posted on 9/23/22

I have so many fun times of Rita. She really loved to have a good time. And, she loved her family and of course, her friends. Rest well my friend.

 

Nancy Staber posted on 9/23/22

Tom, prayers to you, your brothers and Eileen’s family. I’m sorry for your loss.

 

John Headrick posted on 9/23/22

Dear Reichart family, It was my honor and privilege to play with Al in the Springfield Municipal Band for many years. He was part of our "powerhouse" trombone section that included such fine musicians as Larry Niehaus and Tom Swift. Al performed with the Muny Band at the American Music Festival in Graz, Austria. We also played in Vienna and Salzburg during our 1990 tour. Occasionally Al and I appeared on stage with Fritz and the Flying Dutchmen, a German band in Springfield. Al looked better than most of us in our Bavarian lederhosen. Finally, Al and I participated in myriad church services and Springfield Municipal Opera pit orchestras through the years. Al was fairly quiet (except when he played his trombone!), always dependable, friendly and the kind of guy you just enjoyed being around. During his lifetime, Al gave pleasure and entertainment to thousands of individuals who heard him perform. We all lost a genuinely fine human being. I'll miss you Al. May God bless Al and your family now and always. Sleep in peace Al and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL

 

Jane Hartman Irwin posted on 9/23/22

I have many wonderful memories of performing with Al in the Lincoln Land Community College Big Band. I remember him as a kind and gentle man. Thank you for such lovely memories! Rest In Peace

 

Pat Dennis posted on 9/23/22

I played with Al for a long time. When he got the feel for a tune, he was off and going. I’m sorry to see such a creative and talented artist leave all too soon. RIP

 

Ben Berry posted on 9/23/22

Al sat next to me in the Springfield Municipal Band. He was such an easy going fun person and always had a funny story to share.

 

 

J. Banks posted on 9/23/22

rest <3

 

Tom Ambrose posted on 9/22/22

I worked with Al at the DCFS Office in Carlinville, IL. There were four of us who shared a small office with one telephone. Al was very good working with families and kids on his caseload. He also had a great sense of humor that helped all of us to keep going. We enjoyed Al's company at his house in Carlinville and also at our house on occasion. I haven't seen Al for many years. Al, the music in Heaven will now sound sweeter.

 

Sue Kessler posted on 9/22/22

Tom, Pat and Gene, Condolences to you and your families. May you find peace at this sad time.

 

 

Sue Kessler (Josie and Kenny's mom) posted on 9/22/22

Jodi, I 'm very sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family.

 

Cathy Simmons McGuire posted on 9/22/22

Lots of memories Al, from High School and beyond. Always a smile to remember. We will always laugh at the Austria tour and playing in the empty swimming pool. RIP dear friend.

 

Kathy LaCamera posted on 9/22/22

So sorry to hear of Al’s death. He was a fun guy and we used to laugh a lot in muni band. We have missed him! See you on the other side, buddy!

 

Niana Towse posted on 9/22/22

Gone too soon. So sorry.

 

 

Patsy Smith Mester posted on 9/21/22

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Eleanor straight out of high school many years ago and have nothing but good memories of my time working for Eleanor.

 

Demi Gekas posted on 9/21/22

I was both shocked and saddened to read Greco's name today in the paper. I was a 2015 graduate of SHS, where I first met Greco. She had the biggest heart and truly cared for all of her students. I'll always remember her love for Mrs. Potato Head. My heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to her two sons, as I lost my own mother in February and understand the pain. May the angels be Greco's guide into paradise.

 

McKenna Day posted on 9/21/22

Most students knew her as Ms. Greco, but to me it was just Theresa. My moms best friend and a constant in my life. Theresa was family.

 

 

Camille Lewis posted on 9/21/22

Interceders, sent by God for a season.

 

Kirk Galasso posted on 9/20/22

You were an amazing friend. It's hard to believe you are gone. I'm glad I got to see at Homecoming last year. Prayers to your family.

 

Karen Gambach posted on 9/20/22

Wonderful generous lady with the Robinson and Gambach family. Such a long life.

 

Nancy Naughton posted on 9/20/22

Love and miss ya, NORTON!! NAUGHTON! (Constant greeting at IC)

 

 

Lorie Tibbs posted on 9/20/22

My deepest sympathy's Pat was the kindest most loving and caring person I've ever known and she was funny as well I loved her so so much and I'm going to miss her dearly my thoughts and prayers are with you all God bless

 

Amber (Alexander) St Clair posted on 9/20/22

Ms Greco was unlike any other teacher I've ever had. She was a hero to many. The way she inspired her students and showed genuine interest and concern she will truly be missed.

 

Kayla Edwards posted on 9/20/22

Carole, Our deepest condolences for the loss of your Mother. I’ll always remember her to be a sweet, loving sole who lived to meet the needs of others. Hugs & Prayers to you & your family. ❤️

 

Shelly Schwitters posted on 9/19/22

I describe Theresa as pure sunshine. She was my first boss in Chicago in the 1980's and became a lifelong friend. My deepest condolences to her family.

 

Sharon Bell posted on 9/19/22

Mary - I am so sorry to learn of the passing of your daughter. My thoughts & prayers are with you at this very difficult moment. Treasure the memories & may the Lord raise her up on angels wings.

 

Linda Garvert posted on 9/19/22

Rosemary, I new Tom as aways a friendly face as I accompanied my father to Beam's for mechanical repairs. My condolences.

 

 

Jessy (Minder) Zalewski posted on 9/19/22

You set the bar for what an inspirational teacher is. Rest well, Mrs. Greco.

 

Lori “Juris” Haggard posted on 9/19/22

RIP Theresa. (PPHS 1981)

 

Jodi Klekamp posted on 9/19/22

Not a day goes by that I don’t miss you momma. You were my best friend and the glue to our family. I will try to make you proud everyday until I see you again. I would give anything to hug you one more time…

 

Kendra Conser posted on 9/19/22

Dana - I’m so very sorry for the loss of Uncle, I’m thinking of you and praying for you. Miss you and love you. I know he sure loved you and thank you for the many years you have to him and your love. The loss of my Uncle leaves a deep hole in my heart. I’ll always remember the love he had for his bikes and sport teams. I have a lot of memories hanging out at grandpa’s watching games. He was always there for me, took such great care of grandpa and grandma. Rest In Peace my dear Uncle Jimmy. I love you and know you are free now. Love you Uncle, until we meet again.

 

 

Penny Young VanBaale posted on 9/19/22

Here’s a Gamma Delta toast to you.

 

Tim Day posted on 9/18/22

Sending my sincere condolences .

 

mike barnard posted on 9/18/22

jim was my best friend early on,those that knew us .jim and i worked at fiat allis together,he was my best man and me his .baby andy came between us and our friendship,this really saddens me in that we never got to be friends again.jim had much love for his dad whom blamed me for Jims growing up to being a man -we had a lot of fun times rest in peace my old friend

 

The Irv Smith Family posted on 9/18/22

Dave, Carole and Joe, We are sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a sweet person and will be missed by so many. Peace to you all at this difficult time.

 

 

Patti Marsaglia posted on 9/18/22

Carol so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a sweet woman. Thoughts are with you

 

Kimberly Kunz posted on 9/18/22

My heart goes out to you and your family. So sorry for your loss ❤

 

Kathy Chepulis posted on 9/18/22

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Rosemary.

 

 

John Fleischacker posted on 9/16/22

My friend of many years passed away this passed Wednesday. I worked with Tom and his brother Bob (my mentor) from age 16 to 21 years old. Tom was a level headed calm person who was super kind to everyone. Rosemary my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May Tom rest in eternal peace.

 

Richard McConnell posted on 9/16/22

Tom was an outstanding mechanic and person. He was honest. Tom, his brother and father repaired my cars, my trucks and my tractors for years. Together there wasn't anything they couldn't fix. RIP Tom.

 

Payton posted on 9/16/22

I love you grandpa. Thank you for making my childhood amazing. I’ll miss you always and hope to see you again someday

 

Joy Dougherty posted on 9/15/22

I am going to miss talking to him. We had a lot of good conversations. Such a great time

 

Susie posted on 9/15/22

Thinking about you Steve. We had so many fun times hanging out at so many places growing up. It was so Great that you ended up in Florida and we ran into each other.What a fun time sharing things together with my Husband and myself along with all the places you have been over the year’s also. Rest In Peace Dear Friend.See you on the other side.Susie and Jim

 

Kevin Behl posted on 9/14/22

From Heather and I, we extend our sincerest condolences Jean and Allorah. The three of you have been a great team and fought an arduous battle valiantly, always putting Kevin “Mr. Garner” first. We know he is spending eternity praising God. We are praying you feel God’s peace, grace, love, and mercy.

 

Sandy Estill posted on 9/14/22

Grampa Harry- we have so many fond memories of when you shared your life with mom- "Regina". You had so many happy years together that we were fortunate to also share with you. I know we have another Angel watching over us. Sandy "Leach" Estill & Family

 

Melissa Obzut posted on 9/14/22

Thinking of you Jean and Allorah and sending my heartfelt condolences to you both. I'm so sorry that you lost your forever love Jean! Praying for you both!

 

Darlene Eastep-DeLay posted on 9/14/22

Uncle Harry, so Blessed to have you as my Uncle. Love you from the bottom of my heart. Until we meet again. You will be missed every day.

 

Robyn E Page posted on 9/14/22

RIP sweet cousin you will be in our hearts and memories forever.

 

Greg L Boston posted on 9/14/22

I worked side by side on several construction projects with Rick. Great Guy! Very good mechanic. I’m sure He will be missed by all who knew Him. RIP My Friend!

 

Gary & Karen Stone posted on 9/14/22

Harry, please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your father. We no longer live in Illinois, and will not be able to pay our respects in person, but we will keep the Courtney family in our thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Cherie posted on 9/13/22

I will always have you in my heart

 

LINDA J RIVET posted on 9/13/22

Carol, my condolences on the loss of your mother. She seems to have had a good long one. How wonderful to have had so many grandchildren and great-grandchildren! So many good memories.

 

Judy Graves posted on 9/13/22

Heartfelt sympathy goes out to Sue’s family. Just learned of her passing. Our paths crossed through Paul and then later through our hobbies. Will miss seeing her at different events and knowing she would be there if needed. God knows how to take the best. RIP Sue.

 

Janet Jones posted on 9/13/22

Have know Rose for many years from Holy Family church. My husband was friends with her brothers in St Louis. Everyone in Cahokia remembers her for everyplace she went she would walk you would be going down the highway and you might see Rose walking to the Bank. She was a dear and caring person. She was there for me when my husband passed. She was a fantastic seamstress. The gown she made for my youngest daughter for Prom was a masterpiece.Rest in Peace Rose

 

Judy Landers posted on 9/13/22

Harry was a wonderful man. I was blessed to call him my friend. I know he is in heaven singing for Jesus!!! You will be missed and remembered.

 

Izundu Gloria posted on 9/13/22

I pray God to receive the soul of sue in heaven. I also pray God to console the family of sue.

 

 

Steven R Angers posted on 9/13/22

Craig, I'm saddend by your loss. I will say a rosary for her, and all of your family. My sincere condolences.

 

Rebecca Hays posted on 9/12/22

My sincere condolences to Paula and Betsy and family. I was privileged to know both Paul and Sue as customers in my Hair and Nail Salon. I am sorry for your loss. Sue was a wonderful, kind, positive and uplifting person. A light certainly has gone out in the world with her being gone. May the Lord comfort you all.

 

Jonathan A Rohrer posted on 9/12/22

Dena, Barb, and Heather I wanted to pass on my deepest condolences to you all at the death of Jim. I look back with fond remembrances. Sincerely, Jon Rohrer

 

 

Raquel Kane posted on 9/12/22

Rick is my cousin and we were close. We would love to play the piano together and he loved to platy the guitar.

 

Evie Eldridge posted on 9/11/22

Nick was so very helpful for me whenever I had a problem at SASED and especially helping me get all the documents for my retirement. He loved his family. He loved to tell about them. He was a hard worker for SASED and never refused to help me. He will be so missed at SASED. But mainly we are very sorry for his family and their lose.

 

 

Jason Rubery (Bethlehem, PA) posted on 9/9/22

Very sad to hear this. Bob was a excellent fellow & I very much enjoyed our family fishing trips to the Ozarks. Many very funny anecdotes were shared, making the time not spent on the lake as much fun as the actual fishing (or in my case primarily getting sun burnt). He taught me a lot, including how to correctly prep a catfish for cooking. Fond memories for sure! My heart goes out to his family, especially Bronwyn, whom I met on those trips.

 

Chris and Chrissie Zufall posted on 9/9/22

It still doesn’t feel real. He had a heart of gold, and always looked out for his people. He was an amazing friend and will truly be missed by many. RIH Gary, until we meet again.

 

Kelsey Maddox (Bell) posted on 9/9/22

My sister shared with me that June had died. It has been over sixty years since I last saw her as a child. Her mother who we called Grandma Sauers was a major source of good in my life as a child. I remember that June acted and gave the same loving attention to me and to all whom she came into contact. I wish her family best of wishes and ease in grief. Know that you are in my heart and thoughts.

 

Judith Smith posted on 9/9/22

Your cousin Bob Smith and his son Shane bubba Smith always enjoyed playing poker with all of yous. You will be missed RIP

 

Jill Carrillo posted on 9/8/22

Wishing you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

 

 

Kristin Berry posted on 9/8/22

We lost a great man way too soon RIP Gary.

 

Chris Adderton posted on 9/8/22

Becky and Mark, Cathy and I send our sympathies in your time of loss. A life well lived is to be celebrated but I faith gives us the hope to be together again. Sincerely, Cathy and Chris Adderton

 

Deb and Mike Murrill posted on 9/8/22

We are very sorry for your family's loss. I remember many pleasant conversations with your grandmother (and grandfather) at the soccer games when Nick and Chris played at SHG. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts.

 

Jeannette Rakers posted on 9/8/22

I worked with Bob for years…many of those in the same division. He was always interesting to talk to and always had a story to tell. Such a nice man. My sincere sympathies and prayers to his wife, daughter and their family. May God rest his soul and give his family comfort.

 

G Gail Richardson Rogerd posted on 9/8/22

I went to HS with Brenda. Such a happy person and her smile showed it. Please see JW.org for comfort.

 

 

Jennifer Long-Leckrone posted on 9/6/22

I worked with Nick at SASED, and he was always kind and helpful. He will be missed by many.

 

Joe oller posted on 9/6/22

Worked with Tom while at the Secretary of State , was always a pleasure to work with, especially when telling events that happen to him with the City of Springfield Police. He will definitely be missed .

 

Stephen Dimino posted on 9/6/22

All of your deepest sympathies and condolences on your loss. Your friends at Maylor Foundation

 

Molly Risse posted on 9/6/22

Tom was one wonderful guy. I worked for the Secretary of State, Dept. of Police, Operations. I saw him quite frequently. He always had a smile on his face. May God Bless him, his wife, and Family

 

Gwendolyn Williams posted on 9/6/22

My words can express how heartbroken I am. My deepest sympathies to Heather and the kids. It’s strange to think we won’t have one of deep conversations or argue over silly things again. Nick will be truly missed.

 

stefanie maxwell posted on 9/5/22

I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked at Sec of State and Tom was our guard. I also got to know the family at Memorial. Shawn and Bill my prayers are with your families.

 

 

Rachel Fetter posted on 9/5/22

Nick was one of the kindest, most genuine people I've ever had the opportunity to work with. He will be missed but never forgotten. The SASED family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.

 

David Chesko posted on 9/5/22

Lynda was a sweet lady and wonderful to work with at DCFS some years back. She was so funny! I'm sorry for her family's loss.

 

Jackie Feingold posted on 9/4/22

This is so sad. Nick and his entire family were part of our flat track family from the beginning. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Gone too soon. Rest In Peace Nick.

 

Wally posted on 9/4/22

There are no words that can express my sorrow. Nick was one of the finest people I’ve had the honor of knowing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God’s speed Nick

 

Michael O'Connor posted on 9/4/22

Played on the Lonesome Losers volleyball team in the late 70s with Debbie and Ed . Debbie was always smiling , until game time . That's when she put her game face on . A pleasure to have known her . My condolences to Ed , the Boys and the rest of the Family .

 

Bill Bliler posted on 9/4/22

Cathy, Joanie, Maggie, Winnie, Donna...very sorry for your loss. Your father was such a great guy!! Praying for you during these difficult days, and especially that your sadness will soon be lifted by your many warm memories of your father...and knowing that he has now been re-united with your sweet mother.

 

Colleen Lavin posted on 9/4/22

So very sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Mayfield. He and his wife were good friends of my beloved Auntie, Kay Harrison, and always sat behind us at the St. Joseph's 8:30 morning mass. Mr. Mayfield would always be cracking jokes and I absolutely loved seeing him on my visits to Springfield. Condolences to his family and especially his wife. RIP, Mr. Mayfield.

 

Bill Sheehan posted on 9/4/22

Karen and family, echoing what so many others have expressed here, Tom was a real gentleman and a great guy. Very sorry for your loss, and praying that you will find comfort in sharing stories and memories of Tom in the days and years ahead.

 

Karen 2 posted on 9/4/22

Your family are in my prayers. Stand firm in your faith m . I am truly sorry for your loss.

 

Michele (Shelly) Miller Steht posted on 9/4/22

My heart is breaking for you all! Nick was such a great guy. Loved seeing him at the races and waiting on him and Heather at D’Arcy’s Pint. He is in my prayers as are all of his family.

 

 

Bill & Teresa Zuro posted on 9/4/22

Our deepest sympathy to Heather, the children and the entire family. We are so very sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts & prayers during this very difficult time.

 

 

Stacey Schafer posted on 9/4/22

Our deepest sympathies, The Schafer Family

 

Diane Ottino posted on 9/3/22

My condolences to Nick's family. My memory of Nick is of a nice young man attending PORTA High School.

 

Carol (& Keith) Evans-Dan's wife & son posted on 9/3/22

So sorry to hear of Debbie's passing. She was just the NICEST person-to everyone, always. I remember when she and Ed let a baby deer walk around inside their house and I thought they had to be the best people in the world. All the best to the family.

 

Leeanne Cassidy posted on 9/2/22

CJ,Ed and family, I remember the first time I had the pleasure of meeting Deb, John had taken me meet her and Ed and introduce me to how real farmers grew catfish, I was amazed at how a handful of food could get the critters to come close enough to let you touch them, I knew then it takes soecial people to take the time to do these things and many times over in her life I've heard how special she really was, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and the days ahead.

 

Clara Dunham posted on 9/2/22

My sincere sympathy to Ed and his entire family. May she now Rest In Peace. She certainly deserves it.

 

 

Johnny Furman posted on 9/2/22

Sending my condolences to Winnie and her family on the loss of your father.

 

Martha, Eric, Julia, Nicolas and Alex Garcia posted on 9/2/22

Nana will be missed here in Austin. She was Julia's honorary grandmother. They had a beautiful friendship and we have been so blessed to have known her, to love her and to be loved by her. Sending our prayers to the entire family.

 

Maggie McGee Patridge posted on 9/2/22

My condolences on the loss of your father. Hugs to Cathy and her sisters.

 

JEANE WHITESIDE posted on 9/2/22

My sincere sympathy to you all. Especially Winnie. You were a sweet light years ago during your school years and I’m sure you still are. Apparently you took after your dad a little. I didn’t know your parents but they have left a wonderful legacy with their family. Blessings to you and yours as you celebrate your fathers memory. May the Lord Jesus comfort you.

 

Donna Aidich posted on 9/2/22

Such a beautiful person. She was truly blessed and will be missed by all.

 

JR Angevine posted on 9/2/22

It is so hard to say goodbye to a close friend that was more like family, who we knew for over 25 years. We all travel together, worked antiques shows together and laughed and ate very well together. I always enjoyed sending or telling Sue bad jokes. she would always tell me I really miss your sense of humor so I would hit her with a few more zingers and listen to her grown. We always enjoyed her laugh. I always made fun of her, the only person I know that could rent a beach house in Florida and never walk on the beach. I’ll never forget the time we were all in Topeka finish the show and looked up this “wonderful barbecue restaurant” and the GPS let us right into somebody’s driveway we all just laughed and never did find the damn restaurant. I never went anywhere with Sue in Springfield that she didn’t get stopped by one to three students no matter where we went, they always went out of their way to talk to Mrs. M and always with a smile. Our family will always be grateful for all of the wonderful memories of Sue and Paul. I’m so glad that we had time to visit with Sue after the show in Springfield in June we sat reminisced and laughed about the old times and good times we had. Our children as well as ourselves have fond memories of our trip we all took together to Branson with Sue, Paul, and your grandmother. Just sad that our three grandchildren never got to meet Sue. Our lives were certainly enriched knowing Sue. She will always hold a special place in our heart and we will always miss her. Our love to all the family. With all fond memories and sincere sadness. The Angevine’s - JR, Connie, Catelyn and Chase.

 

Janice (Ray) Nicholls posted on 9/2/22

So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts are with you all.

 

 

Pearl Koczwara posted on 9/2/22

My sympathy to All of John's family. John certainly was a good man. He was a good friend, especially to my husband and helped him a lot after Walt's health got bad. He was a good Dad to all you girls and it showed. Rest In Peace John!

 

Domenick & Rossella Buffone posted on 9/2/22

We are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.

 

Janice posted on 9/2/22

Ed and family. Deb was truly an amazing woman and will be truly missed. She always made everyone feel like family. Love Bob and Janice Estes

 

Lisa Morrow posted on 9/2/22

I worked with Deb at Jewel/Osco. She was such a wonderful person to have known. She will be missed very much. Prayers and thoughts to Ed and the family

 

Jayne Morrison posted on 9/2/22

I worked with Debbie at Jewel/Osco, she was a beautiful person and always loved her smile. she will be sadly missed. Hugs and love to the family. Rest easy Debbie!

 

Mary McDermott Meisner posted on 9/2/22

So sorry for your loss.

 

 

Sandy Sims Fafoglia posted on 9/2/22

My sympathy to Joyce and family. Many years have passed but always remember the fun times with you and Jim playing cards and visiting He was such a kind man and I know he will be missed.

 

Lottie Farley posted on 9/2/22

Debbie was the definition of a beautiful person, she loved life and lived it to the fullest. She always made me feel part of the family . Debbie and Ed were wonderful example of a blessed marriage.

 

 

Kathy LaCamera posted on 9/1/22

We will miss you, Sue. You were the best!

 

Colleen Cavanagh posted on 9/1/22

Lynda was a dear friend. She had more energy and spirit of adventure than anyone I know. I will miss her. I'm sure she is in heaven planning a party.

 

Renee posted on 9/1/22

Connie was a lifelong neighbor and friend, we watched her raise her “Fox Terriers” she loved her dogs, my sister’s, brother and I grew up in the same neighborhood, she and Kathy would talk on the phone most every day, when Kathy and Debbie got sick, she always kept in touch to see how we all were… they are all gone now and I would like to think she’s up there with my sisters catching up on all the news. I now know why she didn’t answer my calls … I would make these wonderful cookies at Christmas from her moms recipe that she had given Kathy (I guard it dearly) .. I am in shock and my heart goes out for your pain both to her family and husband Drew, she always spoke so highly of how he took such good care of her .. she loved you dearly. It is never easy to loose a loved one, you never prepare and they are gone to soon .. Connie had a good heart Italians always do .. Rest In Peace .. your journey is over, pain is gone for you but our memories of you will endure until we meet again .. May God Hold You In The Hollow of His Hand!

 

Cherie Stark posted on 8/31/22

Connies family, Sorry that she has passed. Remembering those times being with her and my mom visiting at her house in Southern View. She was such a sweet person. Connie is now in Heaven with our dear Lord getting her angel wings. Thoughts and prayers. Cherie Stark Spfld, Il

 

Jane Hartman Irwin posted on 8/31/22

Several years ago, I played in the Springfield Area with the Jane Hartman Trio and Joyce regularly attended and sat in with her beautiful voice wherever I performed. She was a true professional with a wonderful personality and smile! Her music always touched the heart! My deepest love and sympathy to the family. So very sorry.

 

Clark, Kay McKee and Family posted on 8/31/22

Although many years have passed, we remember the good times we had at First Presbyterian Church. Our lives have gone in many directions, but we thought of you over the years. Our Deepest Sympathy and prayers to your whole family.

 

Bill and Tammy Keene posted on 8/31/22

We are deeply sorry for the recent loss of Connie, just know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Armand Prosperini posted on 8/31/22

Pete, I am sorry to hear about your sister Connie passing. May she Rest In Peace

 

Nita posted on 8/31/22

To the family of Joyce, I hope you can find peace in knowing you have the chance to see her again someday. "There is going to be a resurrection." Acts 24:15

 

Kim Lane posted on 8/30/22

Mrs. M was my PE teacher in 9th grade in 1966-67 at Ben Franklin Jr High. She was a welcoming teacher for me-the new “kid” in town. I am grateful for what she taught but mostly how she taught. She is one of my most memorable teachers. The world was better with her in it. My condolences to her family.

 

Leslie Bennett posted on 8/30/22

As a fellow student of Mrs M in elementary and in high school she was incredible! I saved a note she put on my locker one day because I left my clothes on the floor! Back then we had to stitch our names on the navy blue one piece! I saved the note as she meant a lot to me and always inspired me with her professionalism! I wanted to let her know I became a physical education teacher myself! Mrs M I was blessed to have you as my teacher! My condolences to your family! Gods piece be with you all. I posted a few photos from my yearbook! Enjoy

 

Ken Cole posted on 8/30/22

Sorry to hear about Tom's passing. I worked with him at SPD back in the 70's. He was always willing to jump in if you needed help with anything. Great to work with.

 

Loren Larsen posted on 8/30/22

Karen, Bill, Shawn and family. Tom was a good friend, and had a great relationship working with him in Law Enforcement. Have wonderful memories and will be greatly missed by all.

 

 

Betsy Jones posted on 8/30/22

Michael and family. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Prayers.

 

Sheila M Presbrey posted on 8/30/22

All of us were deeply saddened by Sue's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family. I was beyond blessed to have been a part of her life if only for a few years. Sue's smile, laugh and kindness will always be a treasure. RIP Sue fly high with the angels you are missed.

 

Nancy Fromme posted on 8/30/22

Dena, I am sorry to hear about your father. My condolences to you and your family.

 

Mike Lueken posted on 8/30/22

Matt, so sorry for your loss. My Condolences to you and your family.

 

Lois Hirstein, Lisa Hirstein-Hughes & Rick Tannehill posted on 8/30/22

Our condolences to the Beck families. Our thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow.

 

Joe & Vicki Kent posted on 8/30/22

Mike, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Neil M. Williamson posted on 8/30/22

My condolences Karen to you and your family. I always considered Tom a professional and man of integrity. May his memory sustain you in the difficult days ahead.

 

Karl Blalock posted on 8/29/22

Mary was a good friend of my Mom for as long as I can remember. She was a sweet and gracious lady and it was always a pleasure to run into her. Looks like the "sorority" has one more member for their meetings in heaven. Tom, I remember when we were bombing around Springfield in the Griffin days and your Mom was a prominent feature in your great Jonathon Winters impression. Condolences to you and Diane and Michael.

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 8/29/22

Mike and the Mayfield family: I am so sorry for your loss. Your father lived a great life to be proud of and a great legacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

maureen cavanagh posted on 8/29/22

Linda was such an amazing woman. Always strong. I enjoyed talking with her. I am so very sorry for your loss.

 

Larry M Newell MD posted on 8/29/22

Jim Hughes was one of my favorite people . He was bigger than life ,hardworking, honest , but had a great sense of humor . He was never afraid to tell you the truth as he saw it and more often than not he was right . Few people could communicate so vigorously with four letter words yet not offend anybody in the process. I feel quite fortunate to have known him and will think of him often for the rest of my life .

 

Evelyn Adkins posted on 8/29/22

Susan and I went through all 12 grades together along with a few others. We spent so much time at her house building our floats for Homecoming. What fun times. We were certainly one of the best classes to graduate from SHHS. My sympathy to her family.

 

Richard (Dick) Jones 317 345 0923 posted on 8/29/22

Martha: I am so sorry to here about Jim. I know we have not been close lately but you have always been in my thoughts and prayers. Please get in touch down the road.

 

Carmen Olshefsky posted on 8/29/22

Mary was always a ray of sunshine when she came to Vogue Hair Designs for her weekly appointment. Not only did the stylist enjoy her presence the customers were just as happy to see/talk with her. Michael thank you for taking the time to bring her in throughout the years! She was quite a lady. My condolences to you and your family.

 

Larry & Brenda Teater posted on 8/29/22

We are so sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, we have a medical situation today and will not be able to attend the visitation. Wanted you to know we are thinking of all of you. Prayers for you

 

Lisa Dillon posted on 8/29/22

Mrs M was the best PE teacher! Always kind to everyone and always laughing and making it fun! Prayers to her family.

 

Bryon Borough posted on 8/29/22

Condolences to your family.

 

Karl lercher posted on 8/29/22

Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Beck families. May God’s peace be with all of you.

 

Mabel Martin posted on 8/29/22

Martha and family. you have my deepest condolences on the loss of Jim. May he res tin peace!!

 

Cherie Stark posted on 8/29/22

Sues family, Sorry for her passing. I new her back in high school as she was my gym teacher, I new her from my Grandparents John and Charlotte Biesenthal, and Uncle Wayne Woodrum. Thoughts and Prayers. Cherie Stark

 

Julie Jurgens posted on 8/29/22

Paula and Betsy, My deepest sympathy! Your mom was always smiling and such a bright light! Wherever she went, her laugh and smile was so warm and welcoming! I remember the most wonderful breakfasts she would make and your mom and dad and you started me on my horse journey with such warm support. I have many fond childhood memories of time with your family. She loved you two SO much! Your mom will be dearly missed by so many ❤️ Know she us always with you. Many hugs to you all. -Julie

 

Mike White posted on 8/29/22

Went to grade school and highschool with Tom. Ran in to him many times after that. Really a nice guy!!

 

 

Pat Freeman posted on 8/29/22

I’m so sorry for your loss.. I worked with Tom at the Secretary of State and not a day went by that Tom didn’t make me smile, he was a joy to be around.

 

Lisa Baile posted on 8/29/22

Sue had quite a fan club in Austin, where she would visit often to come to Jack’s many events! We loved her and will miss her vivacious personality!

 

DALE SCHOFIELD posted on 8/28/22

so sorry Barb to see that Jim had passed. he was a good friend and I have a lot of memories of those flashing by right now. I cant be there tomorrow due to work but please our condolences. Dale and Jody

 

 

Jane Fairchild posted on 8/28/22

So many wonderful memories we shared of times together over the years. Love to all of you!!

 

Roger and Linda Fairchild posted on 8/28/22

Joyce, David, Carole and Mary. We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Dave & Fay Jostes posted on 8/28/22

Joyce, Carole, Mary, David & Barbara, we are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Don Trello posted on 8/28/22

Tom and I were good friends for many years. He was a top notch police officer and I will miss him. My sincere condolences to his family.

 

Dona Krug posted on 8/28/22

My sincere condolences to the family of Mary Catherine Blair. I used to often drive Mary Catherine to her hair appointments for Caregivers. She knew my husbands family and would send her "hello" to them. She was so kind and always as sharp as a tack. I am certain this lady will be greatly missed.

 

larry beard posted on 8/28/22

i worked with tom a hundred years ago at kmart sporting goods we had lots of great times. please stay strong for him.

 

Douglas Riefler posted on 8/28/22

Such a wonderful lady. Mrs. Mangiaracina was one of my P.E. teachers at SHS. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

 

Lori Day posted on 8/28/22

I loved Sue very much! I cleaned for her the Friday before she passed and she was bragging about her grandson Jack had called her and asked her to stand up for him for his confirmation. She was tickled pink to be Jack's person! She was so proud! I will always have fond memories of her!

 

Cathy Solomon posted on 8/27/22

My condolences to Mike Tom and Diane. I so enjoyed doing Mary’s hair. She always had a smile on her face and enjoyed watching and visiting with all the Vogue girls. We enjoyed celebrating her Birthday each year. She made it to 98!!!! She always talked about each one of you. Now she is with the Lord. Love you Mary

 

Ted Lemen posted on 8/27/22

No matter where you were, the room was brightened by Joyce's energetic rendition of any tune. Besides being involved for many years with the World Championship Old-time Piano Playing Contest, Joyce let me hire her for a railroad convention in Minneapolis, where she was the hit of the event. R.I.P.

 

Otto Fafoglia posted on 8/27/22

So sorry to hear about Jim. Knew him at Feitshans High School. Always ran into Jim Lewis and him at Norb Andy’s. A friendly and nice guy. Condolences to his family. Know he will be sadly missed.

 

Otto Fafoglia posted on 8/27/22

Sorry to hear about Tom. He was a juvenile police officer and came to Jefferson School to check on his cases. Always friendly and professional. Condolences to his family

 

Jim Flotkoetter posted on 8/27/22

Mrs. Blair was always gracious & willing to help growing high school boys (Tom & me) any way she could. She was also good friends with my mom. My she Rest In Peace!

 

 

Lynn Flotkoetter posted on 8/27/22

My mom, Connie Flotkoetter, and Mary, we’re best friends for many many years. They always had such a great time together, and were thrilled that Tom and my brother Jim became best friends also. When my mom was very sick, Mary was always there for her, and I’m sure my mom was happy to welcome her to heaven. She was a lovely lady. May she RIP!

 

Brenda Stamer posted on 8/27/22

My sincerest condolences, Conway family. Tom was such an honorable man. When asked, how are you, he always answered fabulous. That always made me smile. Rest in peace dear Tom.

 

Pat Selvaggio posted on 8/26/22

So sorry to learn of Tom’s passing, I had the opportunity to work with and for Tom at the SPD, you couldn’t ask for a more easy going boss and friend who wasn't afraid to correct you but worked with you to do a better job. R.I.P. Chief

 

Keith conklen posted on 8/26/22

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

 

Brian posted on 8/26/22

Knowing Jim for the years that I did the things that come to mind is how proud he was of his family, his Scottish heritage and of course the handshake he would give you. You knew immediately you were shaking the hand of a 60 year plus brick mason. Always seemed the heartier your handshake the more he liked you. I always gave it my best. So sorry to the entire Hughes family for their tremendous loss and hope the many great memories that I am sure you have bring you comfort. Love, Brian

 

Jim Finchum posted on 8/25/22

What a wonderful blessing for me to have the Lord pick us to work together to serve on the walks. Such a great man filled with the Holy Spirit. Now another Angel in Heaven. Prayers for you all

 

Heather posted on 8/25/22

You are the best Dad, Grandpa, and Paw Paw ever. We will miss you so much. Ainsley said you are “in heaven with Jesus”.❤️ Love you so much, Runt.

 

Heather posted on 8/25/22

You are the best Dad, Grandpa and Paw Paw ever. We will miss you so much. Love ❤️ you forever and will see you again. Ainsley said you are “in heaven with Jesus” Love, Runt

 

Tom & Dawn March posted on 8/25/22

Larry, Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Although we haven't seen you much over the years, We will always remember our CyYoung days. Brenda was always there (wth a smile) supporting you and the kids. We know she will be missed by all.

 

 

Alice Cole Schum posted on 8/25/22

Heaven gained a beautiful soul.

 

Dolores Johnson posted on 8/24/22

Mary was a good Bunco friend. She will be missed.

 

Harold & Carolyn Turner posted on 8/24/22

So sorry for your loss. Really miss him. Praying for family and friends.

 

Sue Warner posted on 8/24/22

Sherrie, please accept my deepest sympathy and condolences to you and Ron's family. I know he will be missed by you and many. May God bring you peace during this difficult time.

 

 

Sissy Garman Utterback posted on 8/24/22

Wonderful memories of Brenda She will be missed Prayers for your family

 

Joe Sturm posted on 8/24/22

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing Larry. Take care.

 

DeeDee & Ed Deiley posted on 8/23/22

We will always & forever be thankful for being blessed with her kindness and friendship.

 

Denise D Dennison posted on 8/23/22

So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet lady. I always enjoyed seeing her smile every day we hen I were worked there. Prayers for the family.

 

Carolyn and DeWayne Crawford posted on 8/23/22

So sorry for your loss of Ron. Condolences to Sherrie and family.

 

 

Candice McCarty (Stoppelwerth) posted on 8/23/22

Starr, I am so sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers

 

Ann and Harold Huser posted on 8/23/22

We send our deepest sympathy and prayers for the family to find peace and comfort as they go through the days ahead. His loving memories will live forever.

 

Janet (Esserine) Huser posted on 8/23/22

You are the most amazing man I know. You thought me so much in life. The biggest and most important thing was how to be a strong Christian and trust in our Lord! I love you and miss you so much daddy!

 

 

Deb and Roger Moroney posted on 8/23/22

Sending sympathy and condolences to all of Ron’s family. He will be missed.

 

 

Arlene Esserine posted on 8/23/22

Forever in our hearts

 

Thom Akeman posted on 8/22/22

I remember the first day I saw Brenda when I walked into a high school Latin class and noticed the pretty, poised but shy country girl with the nice smile and a twinkle in her eyes. I had no idea we would become lifelong friends or that she would marry my best buddy, but we've shared lots of fun and adventures in the 60+ years since, most of it very good. She never lost her smile, the twinkle in her eyes or her fashion model's poise. Beba, as we came to call her, was a wonderful human being. I will miss her terribly. My sympathies will stay with Larry, the kids and the grandchildren. They have lost a great friend and wife, a great mother, and a great grandmother. Beba left us much too soon.

 

Margaret Hofferkamp. (Margie)) posted on 8/22/22

Larry and Marc, Eric, Stacia and Steven, I am so sorry for your loss of Brenda! I have many fond memories of she and I as Room Mothers at Laketown Elementary an CubScoutDenLeadeea and various other family activities! She was a devoted wife and mom; I didn’t know her as grandma though!

 

Esther Tracy posted on 8/22/22

Larry and Family, I treasure my memories of high school days and having Brenda in my circle of closest friends. I am deeply saddened by her passing and sympathize with you all in your great loss. I sense that Brenda knew she was blessed to have each one of you in her family. She was

 

Carole Finchum posted on 8/22/22

So sorry to hear your loss of Ron!!! God Bless! Jim and Carole Finchum

 

Sue Puckett posted on 8/22/22

Larry, I was so sad to learn of Brenda’s passing. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

 

Robert and Marlene Dawe posted on 8/22/22

We knew Brenda and Larry through our children going to the same schools and we lived in the same neighborhood. They were a very nice couple and family, and we liked them a lot.

 

Norma Rushing posted on 8/22/22

Larry and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Brenda's passing. We were best of friends every since she welcomed me to 3rd grade at New Hope. I often think about all of you. Brenda has always been one of the most beautiful and put together persons I have ever known. May God give you peace and comfort.

 

Linda & Pat Dufner posted on 8/22/22

We are next door neighbors to Brenda and Larry. She was a lovely woman with a sweet smile. She will be missed.

 

Steve L posted on 8/22/22

Stu, Mrs. Weyforth and family, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your Dad, Husband, and Grandfather. I will never forget the kindness Mr. Weyforth shown me while growing up as your friend. I have so many fond memories of him but my favorite is when I first went to the 10th District straight out of the academy and Capt. Weyforth was my watch commander. He was on furlough when I arrived and I was very nervous not knowing anyone. I found out that he had told the desk crew that I was is nephew and to keep an eye out for me. I must say, I was very honored to have had that title since I have always felt like part of the family since meeting you Stu. I always felt his guidance and the knowledge he shared made me a better Police Officer. I will always remember your Dad, the good times we had, and the great conversations I had with him.

 

 

Denny and Chris Kirchgesner posted on 8/22/22

RIP, Sharon.

 

Doug Silotto posted on 8/20/22

Gail, I will always remember his kindness!! Praying for you and your family!

 

Mary Kennedy-Moore posted on 8/20/22

Gail and girls, I'm so sorry for your loss. Wayne was and always will be a good man.

 

Stan & Pat Hall (Diane Hughes) posted on 8/19/22

On behalf of my parents, Stan and Pat Hall, we wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Schaffner family. My Dad, Stan, was telling me that Mr. Schaffner was the one that got him involved in racing enduro motorcycle racing, something he loved and allowed that our family to travel all over the country. We were neighbors on Circle Drive and think it was Mary that babysat for us. Take comfort in your memories.

 

Terry Blakeman posted on 8/19/22

Our hearts and prayers go out to Gary and his family. While I never had a chance to meet your dad in person I know from your stories he was a great man and someone you loved dearly.

 

Bob Dambacher posted on 8/19/22

So sorry for your loss. He was a very nice man.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 8/18/22

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

 

Diane Hurrelbrink posted on 8/18/22

JD, Steph, Jen, Nick and Sue and the Danna family. I did not know Mr. Danna well, but all the family gatherings where he was very memorable. What a sweetheart of a man. It's never easy at a time like this; God has given you a special Angel. Love and prayers.

 

Mary Peters posted on 8/18/22

We, myself, husband Jerry & son Greg, lived next door to Ura & Andy for several years and have many cherished memories. Ura was a special person, we shared many laughs, bridge nights & girl talks. Lots of dining out!! Teehee Still have pieces she painted, which I love. Recall lots of good times. Know she will be missed by many. So very sorry for your loss. Wish I was there for the service.

 

Jere Scott posted on 8/18/22

Well so very sorry to hear of Becky's passing. I meant her when you kids were very young. I believe U lived on Grove St. Use to see her at church. Always had a smile on her face.

 

April Smith posted on 8/18/22

Ura and Andy were dear friends of my parents, Irv and Joan Smith. Mom painted with Ura for years. I was amazed at Ura's talent with a paintbrush. She helped our mother realize her own talent and Mom gave us the most beautiful gifts. After Mom had a stroke, she couldn't paint as well, but we went to Ura's together and had so much fun! I even learned to paint a bit. I really miss those happy times at Ura's home. Rest in peace dear one. Much love to your family at this difficult time.

 

Matt Giacometti posted on 8/18/22

JD & Jen, Sorry about your dad’s passing. Mr. Danna was a true gentleman, “old school”

 

Dave Morris posted on 8/18/22

Dad was a prick to me all my life. I never spoke to him in almost 40 years. You could have left me out of his obituaries. Hell my brother didn’t have the decency to even let me know he died. Enjoy your inheritance JA!!!

 

DAVID N HARRIS posted on 8/17/22

i remember him a a gentle giant and friendly

 

Kathryn posted on 8/17/22

Don and Emma were so gracious to Gary and I in our young years of marriage. I remember him as always having a smile on his face. I will be forever grateful for his generousity.

 

 

Judy Behme posted on 8/16/22

I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Marge was absolutely the most awesome person, always had a smile and hug for you. She will be missed by all. RIP Aunt Marge and I love you.

 

Burnell and Kathy Hackman posted on 8/16/22

Gary, Mary, AP and Janet, We're sorry to hear of your father's passing. Peace and comfort to you at this time and always..

 

Linda (James) Rogers posted on 8/16/22

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I knew Allen for many years.

 

Steve Ashcraft posted on 8/16/22

Deepest condolences to Kim, Starr, Gina and Mindy for your loss. I have so many memories of her from being neighbors. Mrs B was always very special.

 

Debi (Hall) Santini posted on 8/15/22

Many fond memories of Mrs. Bono from all those years in Lakewind Acres. I'm so very sorry for your loss.

 

 

Ron Harp posted on 8/15/22

RIP Margery

 

Kelly Kates daughter of John Steele posted on 8/15/22

I am so sorry for your loss. I didn't know your mom that well but I'm sure she was a wonderful woman, I know she meant a lot to my dad and she brightened up his days at IPH. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

 

 

Matthew posted on 8/15/22

I always remember this Day when I lost my grandpa

 

GARY SUNLEY posted on 8/13/22

One of my favorite things as young child was visiting my Grandma And Grandpa at their house on circle drive, the huge back yard, the smell of gas from his motorcycles in the garage stills bring back memories, being down in the “Cave” looking at all the model trains he built over the years, the motor cycle rides on the back of his Kawasaki, watching him pull Grandma up the stairs all those years, the creaks in the old wood floor of their house as you walked along, sitting in front the refrigerator getting warm from the blower on cold mornings and snuggling with their dog Midnight. I will always remember you Grandpa. May you Rest In Peace

 

Mark Griffin posted on 8/12/22

Will always be grateful to Coach Bruce Samoore. While I was not a great runner, he had an ability to get the best out of people with average ability. He was a positive role model. Will always be grateful for his positive feedback, guidance. Thank you, Coach. Class of 1972

 

MARY LOUISE posted on 8/12/22

Paul and I are heartbroken. We enjoyed our visits with Dad, though they were too few. He always found a way to entertain us. Dad was totally dedicated to Mom's care in he final years and that will never be forgotten. Love, Mary Louise and Paul

 

Tonya (Sunley) Valdez posted on 8/12/22

One of my favorite memories is when my grandfather would ride the tandem bike with me. We would get going so far from the house he would remind me we have to go all the way back, we should probably turn around. Also the swimming in the pool at the condo in Florida, he would put his goggles and flippers on and stay in the pool for hours.

 

Deputy Chief Eve M. Gushes, CPD posted on 8/12/22

Captain Weyforth was assigned to the 10th District and my first Watch Commander in 1990 when I came on the job. I remember him as funny but no-nonsense...he expected you to work, and let you know if he wasn't happy with your performance. But he was also extremely encouraging to young, new police officers. He set the standard that everyone hoped to one day emulate. Many "old-time" bosses were not thrilled to have women working on their watch. But Captain Weyforth always encouraged me to do my best and ignore those who tried to make things difficult for me. As I rose through the ranks of the CPD, the lessons in leadership that he taught me were never far from my mind. May his memory be eternal.

 

Allen Bellmore posted on 8/12/22

I worked with Dave at Cat Morton. Even though we live in Indana now it was great to see Dave at the yard retiree gatherings from time to time. I remember getting to visit with both Dave & Leslie at Virginia Schmidt visitation. Sorry to read about Daves passing. I would like to express my sympathy to Leslie and family. Our prayers will be with you and family. Al Bellmore

 

Steve Hutt posted on 8/12/22

Lots of great memories from high school and the following years. Rest in peace.

 

John Doherty posted on 8/12/22

No matter what he was called, Ben, Cricket, Dad, Grandad, Captain or Mr Weyforth, he was the same genuine man with the same loving, caring, role model, advisor and mentoring personality everyone knew him to always be. I’ve known him since I was ten years old, he was like a second father to me. The memories are far too many to try and pick one to share, but the greatest thing about that is those memories will live on forever in me. He had a grin not to be forgotten, and a look that wasn’t easily forgotten either; and I (we) knew what each meant. I didn’t see him much over the past few years, but in my mind, I was never far away. He was proud to be a Chicago Cop, pride he wore on his chest every day of 32 years, and many, many years after he retired his star. That pride doesn’t just go away, and he never lost it. He was a man I’m very proud to have called friend; to call dad. I can still envision him walking around the house, and out of nowhere see something that was out of place. No matter how small or how slight, he had to go move it, fix it or straighten it, and living in a house by an airport, he straightened the pictures on the walls many times. Unnoticed by the armature eye, but crooked to Mr. Weyforth. Everything had its place, and now he has his. He’s with Johnny now, and that itself I know has brought him peace. Stu, Mom, I pray your grief is brief and that you are at ease knowing dad is finally resting comfortably. You guys took such great care of him when he needed it, and lately, he needed it a lot. He took care of everyone for many years, and he loved doing it. His feelings for you both, and for Johnny were much more than gratitude, much more than he ever would want or need, it was the ultimate love of family that he felt. You took great care of him and you gave him everything you could to make his life better. He knew that and loved you for it. Family is weird sometimes, ups and downs, troubles and delights, but to the core of that all, the care, closeness and love of your family was always known and always felt. Take some time and reminisce about dad, and always remember him in your memories and he will live on forever in your heart. He will in mine.

 

Simony Weyforth posted on 8/12/22

Dear Grandma Michelle: We are so sorry for the loss of Grandad, and your beloved husband for so many years. I remember that every time he would talk about you, he would say, “Michelle, my beautiful wife”. Grandad will be missed for so many things… for his laugh, for the pride he showed telling stories of his job as a Chicago Police Officer, for being a great father for his sons, a great grandfather, brother. If I may talk a little on the lighter side, we will also miss Grandad eating a full package of Oreo cookies, or a dozen Peeps at Easter time, just like he could do! We hope and pray that Grandad can see us all from Above, and he will know that he will be missed, and will be forever in our hearts. Love you Grandad, Grandma, and husband Stu.

 

Bill & Leeanne Bolton posted on 8/9/22

Meg, so sorry for your loss. Peace and serenity be with you and all your family during this difficult time

 

Phyllis Fitzgerald (Johnson) posted on 8/9/22

Brenda was one of the nicest people I have ever known . Sweet personality, and a great smile. I AM HONORED TO HAVE KNOWN HER.

 

Desirea Noonan posted on 8/9/22

I only knew Brenda as a neighbor and a very special person, loved her.

 

John Robert Turek posted on 8/9/22

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

 

Joe Phillips posted on 8/9/22

Mark and Dave, so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. There are many fond memories of him and all of us at Sangamo, of which I think of seldom. He was a good man and good to me. I wish you strength with the loss of your father.

 

 

Steve Eberhardt posted on 8/8/22

As a retired Police Officer I try to watch out for other Police Officers. Stu is. Sheepdog. Gone on to protect the ultimate Flock.

 

Stuart Weyforth posted on 8/8/22

I love you dad! So many great memories. I was always so proud of you as a Chicago Police Officer. I remember being in the first grade at Little Flower, and you were assigned to the 6th District, and you would drive by so I could see you out the window of my classroom. I also loved our fishing excursions with John at Marquette Park, fishing for bullfrogs. Always a good day. I love you dad!

 

Elder and Mother Walton posted on 8/8/22

Our deepest condolences for our earthly loss of Sis. Bruners presence, we are praying God's for the family.

 

Rick Saxton posted on 8/8/22

I just heard of Bruce's passing and am flooded with good memories of him and the family. I went out for CC in the summer of 66. Learned about running and tolerating discomfort right away. Bruce encouraged me to stay with it and things would get better. In the summer of 67 he said we had one goal- to win the state championship. He structured workouts and gradually increased reps and pace over time. And let's not forget the Sunday 14 milers at Wauconda! We rolled over York in the District and edged a great Proviso West team by 1 point the next week to win it all. I am very proud of how we all came through all these years later. Without Bruce's coaching and guidance none of it would have happened. He knew how to treat us as individuals. I certainly would not have become a college runner without his training. We all saw how his life with Barb, Liz and Andy was everything to him. He was a true role model and he will be missed by all who knew him.

 

Brice Wallace posted on 8/8/22

Brenda was a good friend of mine. I always looked forward to seeing her when I would go to 200 N. 11th Street.\, SHA. We would kid around and talk about Southern food. I missed her when she left, and now I will miss her even more. RIP in the arms of Jesus my friend.

 

Pam Bokamp posted on 8/8/22

Brenda was a sweet person and great friend. She taught me many things and I will miss her dearly.

 

 

Betsy Davis posted on 8/7/22

My deepest condolences.

 

Carla Heren posted on 8/7/22

I loved Brenda, I use to work with her. She was always up beat, she was a wonderful person all around!!

 

 

Rose Morrison posted on 8/7/22

Rest in peace dear brother until we meet again.

 

HENRY S MORRIS posted on 8/7/22

I extend my sincerest condolences and sympathy to the Brenda Bruner family on Brenda's recent passing! I had the pleasure of working with Brenda at the SHA in the 1980's. She was recognized as a major asset to the organization then,and as SHA Executive Director,Jackie Newman recently stated,when she "REHIRED" her for a second stint at the SHA. Brenda was Loyal,Trustworthy,Dependable,Responsible,Dedicated and performed her responsibilities in an "OUTSTANDING" manner. She was a "TEAM" player who was Respectful,Courteous,Honest,Compassionate and treated people the way she wanted to be treated. Those attributes were evident in her interactions with Residents,Coworkers,Board Members,Community Partners and, the general public. Everybody "RESPECTED" Brenda! Yes,she was an "OUTSTANDING" staff person;Representative of the SHA; Friend to many in the Office ;and, Human Being ! During difficult times at the SHA Brenda's beautiful SMILE and that distinct LAUGH would BRIGHTEN our day. I'm sure she also worked that same Magic with Family,Friends and others going through Trials in their lives. SHA Executive Director, Jackie Newman accurately expressed how many of us feel with Brenda's passing, I HAVE NO WORDS! WELL,that's how I feel too,I HAVE NO WORDS!!! Again,FAMILY,Please accept My Deepest and Sincerest Condolences! REST IN PEACE,REST IN PEACE,REST IN PEACE BRENDA!!!

 

Theresa Miller posted on 8/6/22

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Agnes. I worked with her at Springfield Clinic and do remember she loved her crossword puzzles. Sending my deepest condolences, thoughts & prayers.

 

Buffy Brookens posted on 8/6/22

My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of Sister Brenda. I used to have Brooke and Henry at the Department of Revenue Day Care many moons ago. Brenda was such a kind and loving person. RIP

 

Glenna Mason posted on 8/6/22

I worked with John at Sangamo Construction In the early 70s and he was one of the best bosses I ever had. he remained my friend. I always remember his sweet ?disposition and smile. My sympathy to his family.

 

Undernominaton Pentecostal Holiness Church Bishop Dr. Wallace E. Grimes, Senior Pastor and Bishop Geraldine Moore, Assistant Pasotr posted on 8/6/22

Our hearts are filled with sincere condolences and sympathy at the sudden transition of your beloved family member, Sister Brenda Bruner., She was an "extended member" of our church family and volunteered dutifully in our Feeding With Love Food Pantry, along with her sisters, Mrs. Hattiew Horvell and Mrs. Diana Grooms. Brenda was a positive asset to our ministry and will be sorely missed.

 

John Stuemke posted on 8/6/22

I was a state engineer and worked with John on many projects. He was a very honorable man and knew the construction business well.

 

Judy Cummings Janulavich posted on 8/6/22

Tom, my deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of one of our Catholic school friends and classmates

 

Clifton & L’Sonya Crawford-Jones posted on 8/5/22

I met & worked with BrendaBruner at Spfld Housing Authority back in June 1987. She was such a jewel! She so loved her children & family! I loved her kind & patient spirit, that infectious giggle and that beautiful smile. I’m more thankful today I was able to thank her for just being an overall wonderful person and for making sure I always got a glass bowl of her soups whenever she cooked it!…I think of her whenever I see that glass bowl in my cabinet! My condolences and prayers for her family during this season! ‍♀️

 

Richard Bader posted on 8/5/22

I am proud to have known Bruce as a fellow teacher and coach in District 214. in addition to have called him a friend. Bruce left his mark on many people in his life, and I am one of them.

 

[email protected] posted on 8/5/22

My deepest sympathies to her family have known her since 4th grade she always had a smile. Kind and beautiful friend.

 

Jack Clinton posted on 8/5/22

I went to high school with Brenda and was friends with Bob. Brenda was a sweetheart of a girl-we‘ve lost a good one and Heaven has a new angel. My condolences to the family.

 

Kim Lewis posted on 8/5/22

Such a beautiful soul...she will be missed...I worked with Brenda at ISBE...heave gained an angel...

 

Michael McCoy posted on 8/5/22

Bob Gordon I always called him Mr.Gordon! Thank God for Mr.Gordon being in my life. Mr.Gordon hired me back in 1969. At that time,Mr.Gordon was general manager at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati Ohio. I was a young black kid about 16 years old. WCPO-TV was located near the projects in the West End of Cincinnati. If it wasn’t for Mr.Gordon. I don’t know how I would have made it! Mr.Gordon was like a father to me! Mr.Gordon gave me my first professional job! Thanks to him, I made the best of it, by working for WCPO-TV for 50 years! Mr.Gordon you were a very special person in my life! Mr.Gordon may you Rest In Peace!!

 

Leigh Sexton posted on 8/5/22

Mark, I am very sorry to hear of your father's passing. Blessings to you and your family during this difficult time.

 

John Headrick posted on 8/5/22

Dear Mark and the Mifflin family, I am very saddened to hear of your father's passing. John was a faithful Christian, a learned and productive citizen, and led a meaningful and prolific life. Most importantly, he leaves behind a wonderful and esteemed family. I salute John for his service in the U.S. Navy and for his membership in the Masonic Order. Undoubtedly he will be greatly missed by all. May God bless John, your dear Caroline, you and your family now and always. Sleep in peace, John and Caroline, and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL

 

sherry bucshon posted on 8/5/22

I am so sorry to hear of Brenda's passing. I worked with Brenda at ISBE, she was a great lady. Prayers to her family.

 

Sharon Neely posted on 8/5/22

Brenda had the most beautiful soul. She was never without a joyful smile and warm hello. She made everyone’s day just a bit brighter. Godspeed my friend.

 

Unita Boyd posted on 8/5/22

Brenda was a beautiful soul. I had worked with her at Springfield Housing Authority. She was always a ray of sunshine to work with. She will be forever missed. Always

 

Tammy Kuznik posted on 8/5/22

To Agnes family so sorry for your loss. Agnes was suck a good person. I work with her until she retired. She is at peace now.

 

 

Michele Wilson Abundant Faith Christian Center posted on 8/5/22

I’m so sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing. Prayers and hugs to Brenda’s entire family. She was a sweet lady.

 

babyjordan50rm posted on 8/5/22

Rita jordan

 

 

Mary Lou Sandretto Nickles-Hamlin posted on 8/5/22

Rest In Peace my dear friend and classmate

 

Don Broughton II posted on 8/5/22

John was a good boss, good mentor, and especially a great friend. He truly loved the construction business and I learned so much from him. He will definitely be missed.

 

 

Shawn Binney and family. posted on 8/5/22

You were a good friend and neighbor to grandma and I. Glad to have known you Wendy!

 

Ellen Gallina posted on 8/5/22

May she rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers are coming to the family

 

Debbie Hopper posted on 8/5/22

My life is blessed to have known Brenda! Her smile and giggly laugh could lift spirits up in a minute. She spoke so proudly and with such deep love for her children. Heaven gained a beautiful soul! Prayer and love to her family. Love you!! Hop

 

Janice Thornhill posted on 8/5/22

Such a sweet lady. I worked with her at ISBE. So sorry for your loss, heaven received a true angel.

 

Alex F. Smith posted on 8/4/22

My Condolences to the Family of Ms Brenda Brunner, Brenda was an important and Intrical part of Springfield Housing Authority in the 80’s. Her warm smile and sharp wit will be truly missed.

 

Jackie L. Newman posted on 8/4/22

I have no words. Brenda was my friend! Helped me get started and mentored me!! Agreed to come back and work with me @ SHA. To all her children -- my love, thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Mitchell Wells posted on 8/4/22

Thoughts and prayers go out to Mikes family and friends during this time of pain and sorrow. I knew Mike from our time together at Bunn he was always and talkative and friendly guy towards me.

 

Sherri williams posted on 8/4/22

My brother and the husband of my best friend,Ustyna. It was a great tribute to your dad,Harmony and Beau. RIP

 

JENNIFER SMITH posted on 8/4/22

I REMEMBER MIKE AND MY DAD JOEL LIVING TOGETHER IN NILES AND MY MOM DROPPING ME AND MY BROTHER STEVE OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AND SAID HERE ARE THE KIDS YOU GUYS TAKE CARE OF THEM. MIKE WAS VERY CALM, COME IN AND HERES SOME BLANKETS AND ARE YOU HUNGRY? MY DAD WAS BEING OVERLY FREAKED OUT , BUT MIKE CALMED US ALL DOWN AND MADE IT GOOD. ALSO MOVING TO SOUTH CAROLINA WHEN I WAS ABOUT 10 OR 11 I LIVED WITH MIKE AND TINA AND REMEMBER SAYING A PRAYER WITH HARMONY EVERY NIGHT .. "NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP" DO YOU REMEMBER HARMONY??? BEAU WAS A CUTE LITTLE GUY BUT NOW ALL GROWN UP. JUST KNOW MY HEART IS WITH YOU BOTH AND DIRK I LOVE YOU TOO..... MIKE WAS LIKE A DAD TO ME . I REMEMBER HIM LIKE IT WAS JUST YESTERDAY.... REST IN PEACE!!!

 

Mary posted on 8/4/22

Harmony and Beau, Thinking of you at this difficult time. I remember chatting with Mike over the fence and smiling as his dog followed him on the lawn tractor.

 

 

Mary Bruner posted on 8/4/22

Brenda had a kind heart and a good listener. There were many times I would call and talk to her she always gave me good advice I love her and will miss her.

 

 

TeEra M posted on 8/4/22

That smile, your smile will be missed the most! Thank you for the warm welcome at SHA. You will be missed.

 

Nancy Ayers posted on 8/4/22

Malinda and Family: I am saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. Whether I would see him on campus or out about shopping, he always had a nice word for me. He will be missed by many friends and colleagues. My prayers for you during this difficult time.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 8/4/22

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Ilie and Diane Agopian posted on 8/4/22

Dear Jeanne, Bob Jr, and entire Gordon Family... our heartfelt wishes for peace and comfort in this time of your great loss. We say "great" also because Robert was an amazing human being. His principals and example to others was inspirational. His life was well lived and he well deserved the long life that he enjoyed. Ilie has many fond memories of his broadcast days in Cincinnati and will never forget his guidance and friendship.

 

Robert Boehmke posted on 8/4/22

Lots of great memories of fun times and sharing of our love of music, I'm sure you will be missed greatly. Thoughts and prayers to your family at this difficult time. Rest In Peace, my friend.

 

Greg Gietl posted on 8/4/22

Harmony, so sorry for your loss. We will be keeping your family in our prayers.

 

 

Annlisa,Mark Mefford posted on 8/4/22

Your in our thoughts and prayers

 

Doug Wilson Austin TX posted on 8/3/22

Kris: Say it ain’t so…. I have fond memories of Kris snagging & reading Hardy Boys books in the back of our home room at Blessed Sacrament. I feel for you Kurt & family. May you sleep gently with the angels. I look forward to seeing you soon enough on the other side. God Bless

 

Larry and Dana McDougall posted on 8/3/22

Kathy, So sorry for your loss. I know he appreciated all of your love and efforts to give the best quality of life for as long as possible

 

Ron Tillery posted on 8/2/22

Bob Gordon was an inspiration to me and my family. He encouraged us to think bigger because thinking small gets small results. I cherished the out of the blue calls from Bob after we no longer worked together - there was an invisible string connecting us over thousands of miles. I'll miss you Bob but your friendship will always be a part of me.

 

Jeanne Harvill posted on 8/2/22

Larry, I was saddened to hear of Lynne’s passing. My thought and prayers are with you and your family!

 

 

Andrew Melton posted on 8/2/22

You will be greatly missed, until we meet again. ❤️

 

Sandra Wright posted on 8/2/22

Mark was a great boss and dear friend. We shared so many laughs nd fun times and hours riding together. His love for horses was second only to his love for Kathy. Sleep peacefully friend.

 

Pat Titone posted on 8/2/22

I worked at St. Johns and my day was always better when I met Lynne and her smiling face. I have to believe she is still smiling at us.

 

Julia & Klaus Adam posted on 8/2/22

Larry and Brittany We are concerned about your loss and remember the last meeting five years ago. Love and prayers to you Julia and Klaus from Germany

 

Kathy and Dick Carlson posted on 8/2/22

Larry and Brittany, please know that our arms are around you, and we share your grief. I will so miss Lynne making me laugh in Ft. Myers, taking her shopping, and our fun, shared games. She had a heart of gold, and such a sense of humor. We will all miss her!! May we be comforted that we know she is at peace in the arms of our loving Father. Love and prayers to you all.

 

 

Kyle and Pamela Bradley posted on 8/2/22

I remember Mark was quiet and always lit up when Kathy walked into the room. May God bless his soul and grant him eternal peace.

 

Kim Briggs Krager posted on 8/2/22

Larry & Brittany I am so very sorry for your loss! Lynne was such a kind and beautiful soul. She seemed to always think of others and lend a hand to help when needed. I will always remember the HUGE gift basket she made for Cassidy when she had her back surgery…Lynn thought of everything! As I got to know her better through the years, I truly enjoyed her sense of humor. Even as she faced health adversities later in life, she always seemed to stay positive and never lost that infectious smile when I would see her. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Lynn will be greatly missed by many!

 

Jim Glasgow posted on 8/2/22

Andy, this picture captures your dad so well. You were all blessed as was he. What a life , what a man!

 

Patty Kinsinger posted on 8/2/22

Diane and I were in brownies together. We stayed in a barn one night and it was very cold I woke up to hear Diane crying. Yep, it was cold enough to make one cry.

 

Deb Murrill posted on 8/2/22

I am very sorry for your loss. I met Lynne at Christ the King and remember many enjoyable conversations with her during school and church activities. She was always a fun and kind person. I will keep your family in my prayers.

 

Donna Johnson posted on 8/1/22

Before her career with HSHS St. Johns, I worked with Lynne at 1st National Bank of Springfield. My, oh my...we had some fun! She was so bright & caring...always smiling. We reconnected a few years ago and enjoyed monthly lunch dates. My condolences to Larry and Brittany...and those 3 little boys that she loved so much! We'll all miss her.

 

Osman Dirae posted on 8/1/22

Rest in peace dear brother Abdallah Troy

 

Lori Jordan-Dunn posted on 8/1/22

Larry and Brittany sorry for your loss. Lynne was one of my mom’s closest friends. Prayers for comfort during this time. ♥️

 

Lori Dunn posted on 8/1/22

I am so sorry for your loss I worked with Agnes at Springfield Clinic until she retired. She was always so kind. Prayers for comfort at this time.

 

Careen Jennings posted on 8/1/22

Lynne and I were first cousins and shared many afternoons when my family visited our grandparents in Springfield. Although I moved far away, and we haven't been in touch for years, her loss brings back memories of Grandma's Thanksgiving dinners, winding the Victrola and "dancing" to the 1940s records, and entertaining ourselves with chatter and invented games. So happy, so brief.

 

Phyllis O’Brien posted on 8/1/22

Words can’t express how much my very good friend Lynne will be missed. We shared so many good times and it is going to be hard not having her to share more! Lynne, you will be missed so very much. Your beautiful smile and great personality and loving nature will be so missed. Lynne loved her family so very much and I am so happy I was her friend! I will miss you so very much!

 

Floann Lynch Martinez posted on 8/1/22

Many Cherished memories of Lynne’s Welcoming & Sincere Greetings to Bless everyone’s day, as a Co-worker or guest, Human Resources, Samaritan Ministries or passing in StJohn’s hallways! So much fun working on committees, activity events and sharing our Daughters, Son and Grandchildren over the many years❤️ Grateful for your Treasures shared in Faith & Friendship alwaysRest in glorious peace my Friend ✝️

 

Melissa Probst McDowell posted on 7/31/22

Hi Colleen - I’m so sorry - it just sucks - plane and simple! Although we didn’t spend much time with you two, the best memory I have is of you guys coming down to shoot guns at our house - now that was fun! I couldn’t believe that John would collect the shells and repack them…very smart! I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the days and months to come. Love you, Melissa and Todd

 

Grace Sorrentino (cardiac rehab nurse) posted on 7/31/22

Please accept my deepest sympathy. Lynne was such a bright light in this world. Seeing her 3 days a week at cardiac rehab for so many years was such a bright spot in my life. She was always so giving of her time with so many. Her pride & joy for her family was always evident when speaking to her. I will always remember her sweet smile & sense of humor. I know how much she will be missed. You are all in my prayers.

 

Sheila Presbrey posted on 7/31/22

Sharon and family All of us at Famous Salon wish to extend our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Fly high with the angels Agnes

 

Mark and Julie Sauer posted on 7/31/22

Bruce was a very loving and wise man and it was a honor to serve with him on the Spooner Area Veterans Honor Guard. He will be missed. Condolences to Barb and famiy,

 

Edward Charles posted on 7/30/22

Thank you for guiding me on my path to God.

 

Bill Cochran posted on 7/30/22

I had the good fortune to have had Bruce as a coach way back in High School. Then I had the pleasure to run into Coach Samoore again up in Northern Wisconsin. My wife and I enjoyed our visits, dinners, conversations, and the Bruce and Barb stories. Bruce had a great sense of humor, was well read and had a well rounded world view. Will always remember Bruce.

 

John Headrick posted on 7/30/22

Dear Gus, Claire and the Gordon family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of your beloved father. Robert was very blessed to have a long and productive life. Those who knew him honoured and respected him. Most of all, he was fortunate to have a multi-talented and accomplished son like you and a very special family. In addition to being an innovative trailblazer in the broadcasting profession, he was a skillful artist later in his life. Robert never stopped learning and always aimed to be the best in whatever he did. Like the ancient Greeks, he valued excellence in all things. I thank him for his service to our country in World War II and Korea. May God bless you, Claire, Robert and your family now and always. Sleep in peace Robert and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL

 

John Ploetz posted on 7/29/22

What a privilege it was to be a part of Coach Samoore’s team. He was the first coach I had in any sport who taught it scientifically. He gave us a booklet he had written with strategies for running. For example, when you go around a blind corner, accelerate to demoralize your opponent who now sees he’s farther behind. Don’t drink sodas (I still don’t) because they put carbon dioxide in your blood. Prior to this stuff I thought you just go out and run… I was able to keep in touch with him in his later years and tell him how much he had influenced my life. I will always hear Coach Samoore’s high-pitched voice in my head: “Let’s pick it up, Ploetz.” A life well lived. R. I. P. Coach.

 

 

Dave Schoepke posted on 7/29/22

My condolences to the family of Mr. Seymour. He was an inspiration for me to become and stay involved in sports activities since my freshman year in Cross country. Class of 1969.

 

Kevin Botterman posted on 7/29/22

Mr. Samoore coached me for four seasons (1976-79) in track and field. He was a gifted and patient instructor. He shaped my development as an athlete, student, and as a young man. Some of my favorite memories of my time with coach involve our talks about Western movies. Coach enjoyed those movies as much I did.

 

Don Goers posted on 7/29/22

I ran track and cross country for Coach from 1970-1973. He inspired me to be the best runner then and now over 50 years later. I can still hear his booming voice at the AH track encouraging me.

 

Rick Baker posted on 7/29/22

My condolences to the family of Coach Samoore who inspired in me a life long interest in running and endurance sports. I am forever grateful.

 

Rick Baker posted on 7/29/22

I was on coach Samoore’s cross country teams in 1971-1973 at Arlington High School (Illinois). He inspired a life long interest in long distance running and endurance sports for which I am ever grateful. My condolences to the family of this remarkable man.

 

Rich Blakeman posted on 7/29/22

I ran for coach for 4 years at Arlington High School - haven't talked to him since 8 years ago. What a wonderful man and influence on my life beyond sports.

 

Mike and Robin McConnell posted on 7/28/22

Colleen I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. John was a helluva guy. Only got to see him at company events but the guy was hilarious and that smile. It could light up a concert hall. Take care Colleen Rest In Peace John Thanks for the ride.

 

Mark R. DePue posted on 7/28/22

Paul and I didn't meet until 2017, but we immediately clicked, becoming instant friends. He was one of life's great conversationalists, knowledgeable in a whole host of topics, a great listener with an innate curiosity about life. He was the best read person I've ever met, and loved to share them with others. But most of all, I'll miss those great conversations we often had over lunch, where the time always flew by.

 

Leslie Sgro posted on 7/28/22

The Park District was lucky to have John as a valued member of our team for 27 years. Rest in peace our friend.

 

 

Launa & Mike posted on 7/28/22

Colleen I'm so saddened to hear of this devastating loss. I pray that you will find comfort and warmth in the wonderful memories of John. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate through this difficult and challenging time.

 

Josh posted on 7/28/22

John has been my Father's closest friend since before I can remember. He's always had the most infectious smile and was always willing to share it with the world. I've only got fond memories of John and I'd bet that most people he knew would say the same thing. John will be dearly missed by my entire family and we will all remember the way he could fill a room with laughter and joy. Cheers John.

 

Nancy Johnson posted on 7/28/22

John was the only person that could make Daryl laugh so hard he cried. This happened almost every time they talked. He was the best man at our wedding 44 years ago so they have been friends even before that. Gave the best tours at the zoo. I’m sure that they are both together again in heaven. He will be missed by all.

 

Nora & Fred Puglia posted on 7/27/22

A perfect tribute to a life well lived. Our condolences to you as surely your hearts both weep in sorrow at his loss and swell with pride at his life, and you set out to continue his legacy. Sincerely, Nora & Fred

 

Mary and Randy von Liski posted on 7/27/22

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Special angel. Mr. Gordon was a true inspiration. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Shirley Winters posted on 7/26/22

I did not know Marjorie until she moved into the apartment beside mine at Concordia Village. She was a beautiful lady and I loved her English accent. I know about her contributions to the city of Springfield only from her obituary. She was a special person and, I am sure, loved by many.

 

Jesi posted on 7/26/22

John was such a bright light to be around. He has been my father's best friend for all my life, everytime he was around everyone was always laughing and smiling because John was such a joy to be around. When I was a teenager I would love to visit him at the zoo so I could have my own private tour of the parts no one got to see. He also lived with my dad for sometime back then and I remember carving pumpkins with him, wacthing tv, and just sitting and enjoying each other's company. As I grew up he would often remind me of the time I was dancing with my headphones on and I thought no one was watching. John was a beautiful example of a caring, kind hearted man and he will be miss dearly.

 

Terry Moore and Theresa Durbin posted on 7/25/22

We didn't know about Greg's passing until this past Sunday. We saw a Memorial Mass intention for Greg in Sacred Heart church bulletin. We both met Greg through T.E.C.(Teens Encounter Christ). He was such a fun and loving person. We grieved with him when his brothers died. And remember Theresa being in the kitchen cooking pizzas for all the kids. So sorry for your loss! You all are in our thoughts and prayers. Greg was one of a kind. Blessings to you

 

Julie Love posted on 7/25/22

Paul was such a wonderful human, thoughtful, with a kind and generous soul. He was one of my first college professor who always encouraged me to "keep learning." He could converse with anyone on any subject and loved to talk travel, books, wine and art. He was such a positive influence for so many people. He will be missed by many.

 

Marina Wirsing posted on 7/25/22

Karla, Family & puppy-sending you all hugs and love at this time of tremendous loss. Praying love, support, and understanding from family and friends rain down on you all today and tomorrow. The tribute video was amazing and Zachary's smile is a treasure! My deepest condolences.

 

Joseph & Jill Hardy posted on 7/25/22

Paul always had a smile and a joke to share. It was a joy to see him at D’Arcys Pint. We will have all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Kathi Curtis posted on 7/25/22

God Bless dear Cindy… what a sweet lady she was. I regret not getting to know her well before I moved away, but since you and your parents made me feel like a part of your family, she was always in my heart.

 

Michael C Jones posted on 7/24/22

So sorry to hear this. Jasper was a very fine man!

 

J. Arturo Caban posted on 7/24/22

I knew Nora at Cherry Hills Church in the Kingdom Builders class. She was a remarkable lady full of vigor and a sharp, witty mind. I remember asking her at her hundredth birthday, "Nora, what is the secret to your long life?" She didn't have to think for a second. Her immediate advice was, "Stay away from doctors." I had the privilege of documenting her 100th birthday celebration at our OK club. She was a fine example of Godly woman who enjoyed life. I know I will see her again.

 

David Nelson posted on 7/24/22

Thinking of you and your family as you celebrate the life of your beloved.

 

 

Phenecia worthy posted on 7/23/22

You where a great boss and you will truly be missed ❤️

 

 

Katherine Davis posted on 7/23/22

It was such a pleasure to work with Nancy! She was a huge asset to Checkers! She was not only a great trainer but was super fun. I especially enjoyed going out for drinks and dinner with her during our crazy restaurant openings. RIP Nancy! You fought a hood fight ♥️♥️

 

Harold Christofilakos posted on 7/23/22

My family and I were saddened to hear about the passing of our lifelong friend and soccer family member, Marjorie Watts. She was a wonderful, sweet, and caring woman who dedicated her life to her husband, family, and the Springfield soccer community. I met John and Marjorie Watts in 1965. They both dedicated their lives to not only their family, but their soccer family in Springfield. You could find Marjorie out at the soccer fields at any time of day or night with John, helping him line the fields. Many times, I found her out on the fields at night holding a flood light so John could see while he lined the fields. She loved John with all her heart and was always worried about him. She wanted to make sure he was ok. Marjorie without a doubt can be labeled as one the founding Mother’s of soccer in Springfield, as John could be labeled as one of the founding Fathers of soccer. She spent her days supporting John as a referee, coach, and trainer. She could be found at the YMCA, SSU, LLCC, and Soccerworld fields throughout the years greeting people, and watching John do what he loved. She was a joy to talk to, and always there to support the soccer community. I hope to get together with the soccer community to help John and Marjorie’s memory live on, for their 60 years of service dedication to the city’s soccer and sports community. I would recommend a day, street, school, or park in the City of Springfield be named in honored for all they have done. We love the Watts family, and will help to keep their memory alive for future generations to come.

 

Barbara Bell Plohr posted on 7/23/22

Very caring friend to my mom , dad, and sister. Many memories of Harvard Park and Cherry Hills churches.

 

Thomas Stevens posted on 7/22/22

Paul was an avid photographer. I always enjoyed talking to him about cameras, pictures and dogs. I frequently would run into him grocery shopping and it was always a pleasure. I'll think of him often and he will be missed.

 

Mary Burger posted on 7/22/22

To the family of Marjorie Watts, I send my deepest condolences. Marjorie was my neighbor at Concordia, and she a lovely lady.

 

Christine Parker posted on 7/22/22

Steve...I am so sorry for your loss...thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Chris Forgas-Parker

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 7/22/22

Terry & family. I am so very sorry for your loss, you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Father Zachary posted on 7/21/22

Nancy was always kind and supportive of me over the 30 plus years of friendship. She was a beautiful person and I miss her. Memory Eternal.

 

Linda Yurkovich posted on 7/21/22

Nancy was such a sweety! I loved her smile and warm heart. She took the time to attend my mothers funeral in 2019 and this meant so much to the family! She will be missed by many.

 

 

Mike and Julie Riley posted on 7/21/22

We will sorely miss you coming up and visiting us on the island. Just know that the fire pit you and Julie built will serve us for years to come and many a story around the camp fires will include you and Steve.

 

John & Sharon Scott posted on 7/21/22

Steve We never met Nancy, but wanted to show our sympathy for your loss. Would really enjoy talking to you. 217 741 7423

 

Carol Radwine posted on 7/21/22

We are happy to have been a part of Nora’s life while she was at Brenden Gardens. She and my Dad made quite a couple. Rest In Peace Nora.

 

Dale C Conaway posted on 7/21/22

I met Jasper when I was working as a teller at the original Springfield Marine Bank, I always enjoyed our conversations, he was a wonderful gentleman, always very pleasant and always a smile. He was very genuine even when I would see him on the street, and he would stop to talk with me. Bridge Jewelry was always one of my favorite stores to visit. I will miss Him; I was saddened to learn of his passing. My deepest sympathies to his family, May God Bless each of you

 

Lori Sandidge-Furrow posted on 7/21/22

I'll miss seeing Aunt Fairy...she looked so much like my mom, Mary Louise, and boy could those two get into some trouble. When Fairy and Cotton visited, Mom & Aunt Fairy would sit around the kitchen table, drink hot tea and gossip like two school girls!!!!

 

 

Venetia (Weiler) Schnapp posted on 7/21/22

God has gained another Angel... and we will miss her so... may our memories bring comfort during this sad time...

 

OttoFafoglia posted on 7/21/22

So sorry to hear of Marjorie’s passing. She and John were such a wonderful addition to Springfield and soccer. Condolences to the family as she will be sadly missed.

 

DAVID L SMYSOR posted on 7/21/22

Ken and family sorry for your loss, just saw Cynthia had passed away sad news.

 

Kristy (Clark) Smith posted on 7/21/22

Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss of Nancy. Our family enjoyed spending time with Nancy as kids growing up. She does have a childhood friend up in heaven, my sister Cheryl who we lost in November 2019. I am sure by now they have been laughing and remember the silly things they did as little girls.

 

Pam Millar Lucas posted on 7/21/22

Mary and Nancy, I remember all the ice skating parties on the pond and the delicious cookies made by your mother. It was her coffee after skating that got me hooked on coffee for life. Those evenings at your home are some of my most visited and enjoyed memories. Your mother was an amazing woman.

 

John O’Halloran posted on 7/21/22

A sweet lady Marjorie, I remember her serving us tea while me & John were rummaging through the tapes of English football matches he’d recorded that week.

 

greg boston posted on 7/20/22

John,So sorry to see of your Dads passing. I bowled with Him for many years, patronized the jewelry store.Your Dad was a True Gentleman. Spent many Days at the state fairgrounds RV park,where He loved throwing the ball to my Yellow Labrador Hoss. He will truly be missed by all who knew your Dad. RIP My Friend and throw the ball to Hoss in Heaven. He will waiting for You! Greg&Kathy Boston Cape Coral,Florida

 

Randy & Marsha Romadka posted on 7/20/22

You were a great neighbor. We will miss you.

 

Julie Antonacci posted on 7/20/22

To the Madonia family, please accept my condolences. My Grandmother Mary Martin Daniele grew up next to the Madonia family as a kid. Her father raised chickens and she was in awe how Mrs. Madonia could see that each child had a piece of chicken and how the wagons came to delivery pasta and olive oil. I grew up knowing Rosie and Josie too while riding the SMTD with my Grandma - such rich memories. And of course Sam always talked about Uncle Jasper, and you could just feel the love. Truly it feels as if we have lost one of our own .

 

Debbie Tuttle posted on 7/20/22

To family, sending my condolences and thoughts during this difficult time. Jasper was my Godfather for 41 years. I worked with Rachel and it was the best time of my life at the Secretary of State's office. Now Jasper and Rachel are reunited.

 

Linda Roberts posted on 7/20/22

Beautiful memories of playing cards and enjoying Betty’s delicious treats. Jeanne Janssen Jacobson had introduced me to your welcoming hearts. I’m so sorry and offer my sincere sympathy to your family. Linda Roberts

 

April Smith posted on 7/20/22

Jim and Janett, So sorry for the loss of your mother. It is hard on those she leaves behind, but she is happy in Heaven now with Jesus. Peace to you both. Doug and April

 

Linda Wheeler posted on 7/20/22

Dear Betty, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and Tom, and for all your family.

 

 

John Fleischacker posted on 7/20/22

Sam, my thoughts are with you and your entire family during this difficult time. Your uncle Jasper was a Springfield icon and I know you had great respect and admiration for him. May your uncle Jasper rest in eternal peace.

 

Collins and Mary Anne Pieper posted on 7/20/22

Our deepest Sympathy to all the Madonia Family!

 

Jess and Sharon Rogers posted on 7/19/22

Sam….Our condolences to you and to “Uncle” Jasper’s entire family.

 

Jim McCaffrey posted on 7/19/22

Because John and I grew up together, I feel like I knew Jasper, or as I always called him, Mr. Madonia, all my life. I always tried to stop in at Bridge Jewelry and visit with him whenever I was in Springfield, and was glad that was able to wish him a happy 100-year birthday over the phone last year. What a great guy!

 

 

Lauren Niepert posted on 7/19/22

My favorite childhood memory was visiting my grandparents at Bridge Jewelry. I would always go up the spiral staircase to see Jasper. Rest in peace with Rachel.

 

Mary Jo (Lombardo) Dobek cousin posted on 7/19/22

When growing up in Detroit our family vacation was always back to Springfield to visit our Madonia cousins. So many memories and last year being able to see Jasper celebrating life at 100 was awesome and so glad we could be with him and cousins. It is a happy memory to reflex on.

 

Denise (Madonia) Berger posted on 7/19/22

I was Blessed to meet “Uncle” Jasper and many family members last year. His smile and love is something I’ll always treasure. May our Lord hold you all tight in this sorrowful time. Your Detroit cousins love you

 

Debbie Paliczuk posted on 7/19/22

Even though my time with “Uncle” Jasper was short he touched my heart. His warmth will stay with me always.

 

Cheryl (Short) Beutell posted on 7/19/22

My Aunt Dean was a singular woman born in the primordial forests and hills of Southern Illinois into a family that spanned centuries here, before the US was even a thought. Even young, her eyes held sadness that her happy and loving heart did not yet feel. She was a woman of the hard road, working diligently for her family and friends; more often than not, harder than she deserved. Her smile was easy, though, and her laugh warm and infectious. My father, Lafe, loved his sister mightily and held her in the highest regards. Aunt Dean never asked for more than what she earned, but, now, I hope she is awash in rewards we cannot fathom in life. She deserves Heaven and Heaven deserves her, even more.

 

Mark Montalbano posted on 7/19/22

My condolences to Jasper’s family. i had the honor of driving him several times in the Veterans Day Parade.

 

 

Denny and Chris Kirchgesner posted on 7/19/22

Our sympathy and condolences to all of Jasper's family. I rode with him in last year's State Fair Veterans Day parade. He was always a wonderful example of the "greatest generation." May you R.I.P. Jasper.

 

 

Marsha Gordon posted on 7/19/22

Please accept my condolences to John Joseph and family. He worked alongside my father, Robert Noesges, at Bridge Jewelry Company. I would go visit him at his workplace up the spiral staircase at the store in all stages of my life from childhood to adulthood. Who didn’t love Jasper? Rest in peace with Rachel and your loved ones, Jasper.

 

Julie Benoit posted on 7/18/22

Dear Bonnie, We are so sorry to learn of your loss. Our deepest sympathy to you & your family. Julie & Marty Benoit

 

Cari {mandy} Smith and family posted on 7/18/22

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and the family at this time of sadness. May the Lord comfort you.

 

Mary Ellen creighton posted on 7/18/22

I first met John when he worked for record systems. I always admired him. Later when I went to South side Christian Church he was our Sunday school teacher. He was ever a gracious and loving man and a good Christian. John you will be sorely missed.

 

 

Carmal posted on 7/16/22

I love you in life and in death, always and forever.

 

terry henrikson posted on 7/14/22

John was a great guy. A loving Christian friend. Praise God he is now home and no longer in pain!

 

Janet Hill posted on 7/14/22

Shirley and family …I’ve only known John a short time but what I know he was a man I wish I had known so much longer !! Where there is much emotion there was much love ❤️ !! Prayers sent for your comfort and peace!

 

 

Bill,Linda and Brian Kennett posted on 7/14/22

We are sad to hear of Johns passing. But we know that he is in Heaven with his Lord and Savior. Shirleen and All the Family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Brian Keith Harmony posted on 7/13/22

Brian and Karla, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family with the loss of Zach. We cannot imagine the pain his passing has brought to you. We offer our deepest sympathies.

 

Stan and Lori Isley posted on 7/12/22

Doris and Al Stolle were beautiful people...extended family of ours and close friends for decades. Doris and Al raised a beautiful daughter, Marsha, who now has her own precious family with Randy Romadka and their kids. I have only great memories of Doris. I, and my family, miss Doris. Her passing leaves our lives poorer, but we are richer for having known and loved Doris.

 

Rita Altman posted on 7/11/22

My sincere sympathy to Linda's family. I was fortunate to have worked with Linda at Public Aid. I will always remember Linda for her sweet personality and her kindness. She would do anything for anyone. She had a heart of gold. She was so proud of her family! Blessings to each of you as you remember your mom.

 

 

Victoria stoye posted on 7/8/22

She was a great friend and mentor! Thanks for always being there!

 

 

Marianne posted on 7/8/22

Kendra we were together when you were born and i was with you when you passed. My heat is hurting and the same for your siblings and PIA. You are forever in our hearts and minds. I know you are with Dad, it helps a tiny bit but it all happened too soon. You were loved by so many and especially our Family. Kiki, you are always with us.❤️❤️❤️

 

Connor Carnduff posted on 7/7/22

Mr. & Mrs. Wilham, I am so very sorry to hear the passing of Zach. I was a teammate of his at LLCC. We had a special team that year with a group of players that became so well connected. Zach represented our team so well. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Zach.

 

Mindy, James, Brittany Glenn posted on 7/7/22

Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Very sorry for your loss.

 

Linda Franklin posted on 7/7/22

Sorry for loss. Have always liked Barney from all the way back to the seventies. He always had a smile and a sense of humor that could make me smile or laugh.

 

Bobby Dambacher posted on 7/7/22

Sorry for your loss, Prayers to your family.

 

Mark & Angie Greger posted on 7/7/22

Brian, So very sorry to hear about your son Zach. You are in our thoughts and prayers

 

Rod McQuality posted on 7/7/22

I remember Zach as a student at WJHS. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

 

David and Chris Ferrill posted on 7/7/22

Brian, Karla, Kourtney and family, sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so sorry for your loss.

 

 

Shanna Elliott posted on 7/7/22

We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love shanna and kelly elliott

 

 

Karen “Karie” Jennings posted on 7/6/22

How do you tell someone that’s passed how much they made your day? I love ya baby! Missing you more then you will ever know! Keep that ADM hat on, n those quirky comebacks. I’ll make some brisket for you! Keep a spot open in heaven for me! Much love Karie

 

Bev Snyder posted on 7/6/22

I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember Zach as a grade school student. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this sorrowful time.

 

Jim & Dona (Dye) Krug posted on 7/6/22

Donna and Gale - Jim and I were so sorry to hear about your father's passing, He was a true gentleman and I know he will be sorely missed, We used to see him at mass at St Agnes, Please accept our sincerest sympathy,

 

Gary Jeryn Meister posted on 7/6/22

Deepest sympathies my friend

 

Gary Jeryn Meister posted on 7/6/22

With deepest sympathies

 

Blane Mendenhall posted on 7/6/22

he was my recruiter when i was being drafted I told your dad that if I have to go I am going to join the branch of military that I want. I took the test and past I do not know if he had anything to do with were I going but I never got so lucky in all my life. I went to San Antonio from there I went home for ten days leave from there to Myrtle Beach South Carolina for 4 years. Never got so lucky in all m life.

 

Stephen Flesch posted on 7/6/22

Shirley was indeed a very unique individual!!! My sincerest condolences to the Mordacq clan.

 

Bob Young posted on 7/6/22

Our thoughts are with Mike, Scott & their family at this sad time. I will always have good memories of the time we spent together. I like to think that as she entered heaven the first think she heard was "girl! I missed you, did you get the lotto tickets?"

 

Bobbi Henry posted on 7/6/22

Karla, I am so very sorry for your loss.

 

Tim Dunham posted on 7/6/22

I have many memories of Linda Hammond. A constant support for her family and friends and a sense of humor I truly enjoyed! Godspeed to the entire family and May she Rest In Peace. She has to be happy. Back with Butch. I can hear those two now!

 

Barbara Young posted on 7/6/22

Linda was such a nice person to all the kids on Cy Young Baseball leaque. She surely had a ball with them as they traveled during the summers. She will be missed!

 

Patricia Daniels Gietl posted on 7/5/22

So sorry to learn of Linda's passing. She was a fellow classmate of mine at Lanphier and a very nice person. Also, saw her and Butch many times over the years at Janet and Gary's. My deepest sympathy.

 

Laurie Rhodes posted on 7/5/22

Karla, my heart aches for you and Brian. May you find peace and comfort in the weeks ahead. You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers

 

The Konzelmann Family posted on 7/5/22

We are saddened and so sorry for your loss. Please know we are thinking of you and send our sincere sympathies.

 

Melody McCloughan posted on 7/5/22

Loss of a child is so hard to understand. God must have needed Zach for something special. Know he will always watch over your family.

 

rebecca klatt posted on 7/5/22

Karla, I cannot imagine your family's pain and loss. May you lean on freinds and family in the coming days and weeks. Will continue to lift up you and your family. Rebecca - LLCC

 

Melanie Patton McDaniel posted on 7/5/22

Joey, Chrissy and Leann - I am so sorry to read of your mother's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Greg L Boston, Cape Coral,Florida posted on 7/5/22

John and Lou Ann, sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Knew her well growing up in the north end and school days.I’m sure She will be missed very much by all who knew Her.RIP

 

Debra Bell posted on 7/5/22

My heart sunk when I heard the news. Hugs to you and your family. May you find comfort in memories. Prayers lifted for your family.

 

Lara Marshall posted on 7/5/22

Karla, I am thinking of you daily. I am so very sorry for your loss of Zach.

 

 

Jon Pucci posted on 7/5/22

Prayers sent to the entire Family. May God keep her and bless her.

 

Diana Coffman posted on 7/5/22

My heart aches for you! I’m praying that God’s arms of comfort & peace will hold you at this time & in days ahead.

 

Misty Hagstrom Schierer posted on 7/5/22

So very sorry. Keeping you in my thoughts.

 

Gailyn Draper posted on 7/5/22

Karla - I'm so very sorry for your loss. I pray that the memories you have will be a source of comfort for you now and in the days ahead.

 

Marcy Koches posted on 7/5/22

Karla ~ You have my sincerest condolences on the loss of your son. Sending prayers for peace and comfort during this most difficult time.

 

Jenn Lewis posted on 7/5/22

Sending prayers for peace, and may the presence of the Lord comfort you and the family during this difficult time.

 

John and Carrie Henry posted on 7/5/22

Karla - John and I are thinking of you and your family during this time.

 

Rhilee Cochran posted on 7/5/22

I am so terribly sorry for your loss, Karla. Sending hugs.

 

Kim Young posted on 7/5/22

My heart hurts for you Karla. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Sending lots of love, Kim Young.

 

Carrie Jacobs posted on 7/5/22

I am saddened to hear of your loss. May you find comfort in one another and those who love you. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

 

 

Pamela Anklam posted on 7/5/22

I will miss our early morning talks at work and your smile. Hugs and prayers to your family

 

Lori posted on 7/5/22

We are so sorry for your loss and heartache. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. The Pennington's (Rick, Lori, Bethanie and Dustin)

 

Tim Bungum posted on 7/4/22

Nia was a professor of mine during my freshmen year a Luther College in 1976. She was an excellent teacher and always friendly with students.

 

Joanie Rogers posted on 7/4/22

Karla, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Patty Kileen posted on 7/4/22

I am so sorry for your loss

 

Tamie and Samuel Penning posted on 7/4/22

Wishing you courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart forever.

 

Mumaw Family posted on 7/4/22

Sending our love and thoughts to you all.

 

Jeris and Dean Creasey posted on 7/4/22

We are all so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Jeff Stockdale posted on 7/4/22

I am so sorry about your loss. Zach was a great kid. I met him on my walks as I live a few doors from him. I retired from ADM and we talked about all the ones we both knew. He was a great neighbor that took pride in his house and yard, he was enjoying his place.

 

Gail Ramsey posted on 7/3/22

Mr. Forkin II was the best boss I have ever had! He was kind and thoughtful, always pleasant with me and made my job enjoyable. My belated condolences to his family.

 

 

LaRita Wright posted on 7/3/22

In Memory of Nia Odeoti-Hassan

 

David E. Hooker posted on 7/3/22

Rest in peace, cousin you will be missed.

 

Carrie (Weygandt) Becker posted on 7/3/22

Joe- My heart breaks for you and your family. I remember Kendra as such a kind and happy person with a little bit of orneriness mixed in. I loved seeing all of the pictures. Sometimes college seems like yesterday. You two looked good together. My sincere condolences.

 

Margaret Vaughn posted on 7/3/22

Besides being brilliant, Nia was so kind and always ready to fight for an injustice. My deepest sympathies to her family and loved ones.

 

Sue Haptonstahl posted on 7/3/22

Lisa was a wonderful mentor to my students, my friend’s daughters, and my daughter on their first jobs. She taught them all a solid work ethic and truly cared about them. A great woman.

 

Dawn Caveny posted on 7/3/22

Sincere condolences to the loss of a truly sincere Christian, inspirational man, whom I have known and admired for 35 years. To me he was known as "Dad," but he was just a good father figure since my dad had been gone for 35.years. He indeed always had a smile and story to share with me no matter even if our chance meetings were often or few and far between over the years. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. God speed to his eternal rest. He deserved it. Dawn

 

Nancy Martin posted on 7/3/22

My heartfelt sympathy! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

 

Renee Wibly posted on 7/3/22

Joe, I’m so very sad to hear of Kendra’s passing. Prayers to you and your family. Rest in Peace Kendra.

 

Sharon L Lokaitis posted on 7/3/22

My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Sheridan. I have been taking communion to him at Concordia on Wednesdays and we would visit for awhile. I never met any of his family but in a small way I know each and every one of you. We would talk endlessly about how he met the love of his life. He shared with me his stories of how he was in the Air Force and about his dream to become a pilot. He talked about his early days, his job at Montgomery Wards and then Sears. He told me stories of him and his buddies golfing. He talked about his brothers and of course his daughters and their families. He was meticulous with names and dates and little details. Sometimes, well actually most times the stories were the same and he hasn't remembered that he's told me the same stories time and time again but I acted like it was the first time I heard them. He was so dear and I loved his smile. He looked forward to our Wednesday visits and I did too. I am going to miss him terribly. I take comfort that I was able to bring the precious body of Christ to him.

 

Pastor Brigitte Smith posted on 7/2/22

Our condolences and prayers for the family of Paul Huddleston. It was an honor, privilege and pleasure, for my son A.T. and I to get to know, “Mr. H.” and Mindy. He and my son shared their experiences as Air Force Veterans and we all shared a love for Star Trek. Mr. H. and his since of humor will be greatly missed. RIP awesome man of God. May the Angels of Heaven welcome you to peaceful rest with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Smith Family

 

Maureen Neuenschwander posted on 7/2/22

Joe and family I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm so heartbroken for you and for my dear friend Kendra. Living so but so far away we did try to keep in touch and once we all meet at Shannon's. Kendra was such a sweet heart ❤️ She will be always in my prayers. I have only the beautiful memories of collage days and your beautiful wedding. I am so blessed and fortunate that I had Kendra in my life and I wish I could of been there with you guys! Sending my prayers to you and family Joe Love Maureen (Lima Peru)

 

Craig Derr posted on 7/2/22

Prayers to Joe and your family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Mike Garcia posted on 7/2/22

So sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to the family.

 

Monica Cripe posted on 7/1/22

I miss you and our work chats but I know you are in a much happier place!! Say hi to Terry up there - you two can become friends

 

Pam Dugan posted on 7/1/22

Lisa was an amazing lady. She had the strength of an army and the heart of an angel!! I worked very close with her for almost 13 years and learned so much. Rest I peace until we meet again Lisa ♥️♥️♥️

 

 

Michelle Dugan posted on 7/1/22

One of the strongest people I've had the pleasure of knowing.. RIP Lisa

 

Eric Ford posted on 7/1/22

So sorry for your loss Brother. My family's heart and prayers go out to yours. We are here for you anytime.

 

Patty Croll posted on 7/1/22

I am so sorry to see the passing of Ginger Taylor. I was a neighbor of her and Joe back in the 70's. . My children went to school with Joe Jr., Christy,. They were Vicki, Madonna, and Charlie Timm. I hope your good memories will help comfort you at this time.

 

Laurel Obermier posted on 7/1/22

I will miss you forever, Lisa Anne. Thank you for being my big sister. I love you. Rest In Peace.

 

Rachael Buraski posted on 7/1/22

Lisa was such a special person to me. I will always cherish our fun times together. From our Muni dates to her showing up at my door to teach my daughter and I how to make pumpkin bread. She loved the theater, played the piano beautifully, and always had a fun story about her adventures that would surprise me. I will miss her dearly.

 

Eddie Young posted on 7/1/22

Joe, I' am so, so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your Family.

 

Jenn & Brad Martin posted on 6/30/22

Our hearts are heavy and so very sorry for the families loss. I am so happy to have known, Kendra. Such a beautiful soul and a smile you could see from across the room. We didn’t see each other often, but when we did , we never skipped a beat. RIP dear friend ♥️

 

 

Maria E Herbert posted on 6/30/22

Loved Kendra's bright light. I pray for comfort and peace for her family and loved ones. Her light will shine on in all of us that knew her ✨️

 

Shane Geist posted on 6/30/22

So very sorry for your loss, Cathy always had a smile on her face and done so much for people, enjoyed working with her when I got the chance to come over and sing karaoke for the residents and help out when she needed it, definitely be missed by alot of people

 

Rich and Ingrid Dubberke posted on 6/30/22

Rich and Art were roommates in Evanston from 1964 until 1968, the year we got married. Art became a beloved member of our family. When our kids were little they believed that their shoes came from Art and Vose Bootery like Christmas presents come from Santa Claus. Even after his retirement and move back to Springfield we stayed in regular touch, calling on birthdays, anniversaries and major holidays. The last time we talked was on my birthday March 15. We were shocked to hear of his passing after returning from a European vacation. Every time we visited our son's family in St. Louis we would stop for brunch with Art in Springfield at either the White Hen or Cracker Barrel. Art was a fountain of knowledge when it came to opera and classical music in general. He also taught himself several languages: German, French, Russian. We will miss him terribly. Our visits to St. Louis will not be the same. May he rest in peace.

 

Sharon Dill and Joe Hardy posted on 6/30/22

Joe, We're so saddened to hear of Kendra's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Sharon and Joe

 

Geoff & Holly Ganz posted on 6/30/22

Our deepest sympathy & support go out to Joe and the girls. Kendra was such a wonderful mom, wife & friend. We will miss that incredible/contagious laugh of hers. We send our prayers to Kendra’s family.

 

 

Susan R Johnson posted on 6/30/22

Miss you Mama Cathy

 

Scott and Terra Adams posted on 6/30/22

We are deeply saddened by the loss of such a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers for the family.

 

Tim Call posted on 6/30/22

In 2005 I became Nia’s next door neighbor and from then until I moved from Springfield in 2020 our relationship grew closer each passing year. When her husband passed, myself and other neighbors became her support group, checking in on her almost daily and assisting her in whatever she needed. I was her handyman of sorts and confidant. After I left we would keep in touch over the phone (she loved to talk). A very special woman to me, who I will always remember as being kind, thoughtful and caring. I say goodbye to my friend and neighbor Nia. Eman, your loss is everyone’s loss who knew and loved her as you have. My sincere condolences to you and your family, aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Mike Maurer posted on 6/30/22

Carol and family, So sorry for your loss. We will keep you all in our prayers. Mike & Carmen Maurer.

 

Andrea & John Wisniewski posted on 6/30/22

We have such fond memories of Kendra from our early days with SS. We kept in touch virtually and always talked about getting the old gang together. Unfortunately it never happened. Sending Joe and the girls our condolences and hoping you find peace in the support of family and friends. Rest easy Peach

 

Diane Hays posted on 6/30/22

Eman, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking with your mom. My thoughts are with you.

 

Joann and Garry Doone posted on 6/30/22

Kendra is loved and missed by us and by her brother and sisters-in-law Pat and Susan Doone, Karen and Greg Bodker, Laura Doone, her eleven nieces and nephews and four great nieces and nephew. She will be fondly remembered as a sweet and loving member of the family.

 

Mark & Kathy Nagley posted on 6/29/22

Kendra was so sweet. We feel privileged to have known her and offer our deepest sympathy to her beloved family and friends.

 

Darin & Karyn Jeszke posted on 6/29/22

We are so very sad to hear of Kendra’s passing. Our sincere condolences to Joe, her girls, and the rest of the family. Kendra will be missed.

 

Dale E See , Jr posted on 6/29/22

I’m so sorry to hear about this , we all have known each other most of our adult lives so much respect for the family , community associated all of our history together. We wish everyone involved much Peace and Love ❤️

 

John and Kim Sevitts posted on 6/29/22

We are so sorry to hear this. In the short time we knew her she made a great impression on us. Always a joy to be around. Our condolences go out to your family.

 

Ron & Jenny Cochran posted on 6/29/22

Joe, We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Jeff Mast posted on 6/29/22

I’m so very sad to hear of Kendra’s passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

 

Ken Hendrick posted on 6/29/22

Prayers to the entire Doone family.

 

Tom Juncewicz posted on 6/29/22

Deepest condolences to Joe and the entire Doone family.

 

 

Joy C. Bowling posted on 6/29/22

I loved working with Soror Nia on the "AKA at The Capital-Springfield event each year." May she rest in peace. Amen.

 

Peter zelch posted on 6/29/22

I was lucky enough to go to college with her and my buddy joe. We love them both. So sorry. Peter-lisa zelch.

 

Larry Bumgarner posted on 6/29/22

He will be missed by all his classmates at the monthly breakfast reunion.

 

George and Marilyn Riegle posted on 6/29/22

What a shock and our deepest sympathy to the family. Great friends with the Rockhill family and we each watch our families grow up. Will always remember how beautiful Kendra`s wedding was and the fun we all had that night at the reception. You can`t get any better than the Rockhill`s.

 

Lori Smith Sandford posted on 6/29/22

I am so sorry to hear about Kendra. I was a classmate, no we were not close friends but she was always a sweet & beautiful soul inside & outside. My thoughts & prayers are with you all. May her good memories continue to live on in your hearts & thoughts. ❤️

 

Everett posted on 6/29/22

May you rest in heaven and I'm glad I had a chance to meet you. You are a wonderful and kind person. I'll never forget our talks and the laughter we shared.

 

Emily Poulliard posted on 6/29/22

Joe, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your daughters are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Kendra as a gentle soul.

 

Rick and Francine Jordon posted on 6/29/22

We are very sorry for your loss

 

 

Becky Taylor posted on 6/29/22

So very sorry.

 

Lesa Riser posted on 6/29/22

Kendra was my sorority sister, my bridesmaid, and most of all, my lifelong friend. One of the kindest people I ever knew. Her laughter and smile lit up the room. My heartfelt condolences to you, Joe, her daughters, and all of her family. Kendra was a beautiful and special person to everyone who knew her. Lesa

 

 

Susan Bennett posted on 6/29/22

Prayers an strength to her family.

 

Dana Stafford Menefee posted on 6/29/22

My condolences to Eman and siblings. You never really know the impact that you have on others. This was the case with Nia who was my graduate advisor as a then student at WIU. She was so supportive, understanding and inspiring in her role. We later reconnected and I would see Nia at our sorority conferences. She was so influential in any role that she assumed. She was beautiful on so many levels and she will be greatly missed! Rest well dear Nia!

 

Mario Campos posted on 6/28/22

Saddened to hear this tragic news; My condolences to Joe, kids and the rest of family.

 

Terry Oder posted on 6/28/22

Heartfelt sympathy. Her dad was my lifelong friend and I watched her and her siblings grow up.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 6/28/22

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. A true treasure and inspiration. Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Mary von Liski posted on 6/28/22

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. A true treasure and inspiration!!!!!! Special angel. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

 

Melissa Lucas Thomas posted on 6/28/22

Rest In Peace Sigma Delta Sigma Sister.

 

John Headrick posted on 6/28/22

Dear Eman and family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on Nia's passing. I often encountered her in the Capitol Building during her time with the Illinois State Senate staff. Nia always had a beautiful smile on her face and was never too busy to talk with me. Her engaging personality, the respect she garnered from her co-workers, her knowledge and wisdom of the Illinois legislative process--these and so much more are things I will remember of Nia. But most of all, she was unselfish, charitable, forgiving, and had a heart larger than the State Capitol. When you were around her, you always felt better about yourself and the world--such a rare gift. May God bless you, your family and Nia now and always. Sleep in peace Nia and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL

 

Jasmine Aytch posted on 6/28/22

Auntie I love you so much! Thank you for all the wisdom & uplifting phone calls

 

Rick Nance posted on 6/28/22

I will miss you, my friend and colleague. We had some good years of working together. You were a tremendous help during the rough times, and a great support on making a difference in whatever you sought to do. Blessings and support for those who will miss you greatly!

 

Munah Jallah posted on 6/28/22

Ms. Nia , than you’ll answer “yes daughter “ no longer will I hear you say those words”yes daughter” . I am still in shock. unbelievable. your departure was very unexpected. no longer will I hear “will you or Francis or the kids , one of you come or go or see about this? Whenever you call we were there without any hesitation. mine goodness, I am short of words and still in disbelief. sleep well mama with the holy angels . Until we meet again.

 

 

Doris Black posted on 6/28/22

I met Nia at Shaw University in Raleigh, NC, where we were roommates for about a year. We shared some special times. She loved Shaw University & she was AKA all the way! My she rest in peace

 

Kelly Manci posted on 6/28/22

I will miss your amazing sense of humor and witty personality. Enjoyed our bowling years together. God Speed my friend.

 

Pam posted on 6/28/22

Carolyn our time at SIU will always be a wonderful memory. You were always ready with a quick witted comment. Your sense of humor was unique. I am so sad to see this.

 

Tom Cecil posted on 6/27/22

Chuck's Memorial As we grow older, we grow apart. But we will always remember the past of friends and people we met on the way. Chuck will be deeply missed as a friend, co-worker, boss and male business owner. He led many people in the right direction in life. We met at school. Some of the fun activities we enjoyed were hunting, canoeing, practice shooting off the old bridge, working with his Dad, Harold, and racing. When Chuck went to college, I went into the Army. After I got out of the service, Chuck was married and I met my future wife. Chuck was our best man for our wedding fifty-four years ago. We continued our friendship as couples. We played cards; went horseback riding and just hung out together. I joined the fire dept. after we got married. I worked for Merrill Contractors part-time at his new business in Lincoln. After several years, Chuck moved his business to Springfield where I continued to work for him part-time for thirty-eight years. Chuck will be greatly missed. I loved him. He was my best friend. Tom Cecil

 

Cherie Stark posted on 6/27/22

I new Bonnie back in school. She was such a sweet friend. I would go for bike rides and every where with her. Wonderful memories.

 

 

Myra Allison posted on 6/27/22

Condolences to Paul's family.

 

Polly Sabo posted on 6/27/22

Debbie and Family so sorry to hear of your loss you are in my prayers

 

Shirley Gerdes posted on 6/27/22

I met Chuck many years ago and was a very good man and loved his sprint cars and his businesses, but mostly his family. May he rest in peace. My brother worked for him for awhile.

 

Carla Melton posted on 6/27/22

I'm still in shock that I won't ever see your face or hear your voice again. I don't know how I'm gonna go on now that my big sister is gone. As I child, I saw you as my protector and as we aged, we became great friends. We were so much alike, as we both loved our kids and grandkids with every bit of our souls. We loved our jobs and went in each day with a positive attitude so we could give our best self to our coworkers and our students/residents. We both knew it was important, because if we just made one person feel better, it was worth every hug, conversation and/or smile we shared. I miss you more than you know and I love you so very much. Rest In Peace my dear sister/friend!! *NOTE. I'm so proud of Brian (Bethany) and Tori (Sherry) and how they have stepped up and made decisions that they knew you wanted. I'm sure you are proud of them too. I know I have another Angel watching over me and my kids and grandkids. Never can have too many angels!!

 

Debbie and Rodney Ingram posted on 6/26/22

Sorry for your loss. Hang on to the memories, nobody can take from you. We worked with Bonnie at the Secretary of State and always she had a smile and a kind word. A good person gone to soon.

 

Roger Vollbracht posted on 6/26/22

The world will miss your wicked sense of humor, your dripping sarcasm when the situation warranted and your friendship. May you find peace.

 

 

The Smith family posted on 6/26/22

Sending hugs and prayers!

 

Brenda Beitel posted on 6/25/22

So sad for all of you. I have some sweet memories of Bonnie. We use to spend time at Gradma B’s house a lot on summer break from school. I will miss her greatly. God bless all of you!

 

 

Bill,Linda and Brian Kennett posted on 6/25/22

So sorry to hear this about Bon! Had a lot of good times at the Secretary of State and the work family there. My heart go out to All of the Family. You are in our Thoughts and our Praise.

 

 

Anna (Hubbs) Weller posted on 6/25/22

Bonnie thank you for the smiles and hugs. Bubba, prayers

 

Pat Nall posted on 6/25/22

My condolences to the entire Bushman family.

 

Susan todd posted on 6/25/22

Cathy was a very sweet lady just from meeting her a few handful of times

 

Sherry posted on 6/24/22

Kadi, my stepmother. You will be missed. Dad will keep you company and laughing.

 

Deborah Baird posted on 6/24/22

I'm so sorry to hear of Connie's passing. She was so devoted to her father, step mom and her dog Toby.

 

Carla Luckhart Smith posted on 6/24/22

Love and prayers to all Cathy's family. I will so miss working with her.

 

Patricia Harris posted on 6/24/22

I hate to say good bye to my sweet and loving sister-in-law. I liked you immediately when we first met all those years ago. I know you are resting in peace and back with Butch.

 

Grace Gum posted on 6/24/22

Worked with Cathy at the Villa and she was one of the best . Even after I left if she seen me she would go out of her way to say hello. So sorry for you loss !!!

 

Bart Zaborac posted on 6/24/22

Mary was my next door neighbor for 15-years and she was a very good person. We were both in the healthcare field and in our conversations I could tell that her clients meant the world to her. I will miss our coming and going conversations in the mornings, just talking about whatever was going on. Rest in Peace my friend.

 

Vicki Sarnes posted on 6/23/22

So very sorry for your loss...Cathy showed love for so many people!

 

Vicki Sarnes posted on 6/23/22

So very sorry for your loss! Prayers for all!

 

 

Christal Johnson posted on 6/23/22

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. My prayers are with you and your family .

 

Nicki posted on 6/23/22

Brian and Tori, my heart goes out to you. Your Mom was a force of nature when it came to loving. She had the biggest heart. I hope you can find please in the coming days in the fact that she loved and her grandchildren more than anything on this earth.

 

Danelle posted on 6/23/22

I love and miss you, Than no you for being there always for me and for mama you helped me through so much,hug her for me my Gloden girls are together continue to watch over all of us. Sadly missed but never forgotten love you

 

Linda posted on 6/23/22

You are so missed and loved by many forever in our hearts RIP, see you soon cathy , Tori and family we are so sorry may God give you peace and comfort during this time Ralph and Linda

 

 

Mandi hashman posted on 6/23/22

You will forever be missed loved an thought of always fly high my friend ❤️

 

Marilyn Allen Pierce posted on 6/23/22

Rest In Peace cousin Chuck. Never got to meet you personally, but found you on Facebook, glad that I did. My grandmother was Maude Ellen Merrill, my dad was Wesley Pierce. Miss you.

 

Debi Santini posted on 6/23/22

To Debbie, Barry, Brad and all those Pat loved so very much: I am so, so sorry. I hold close in my heart many wonderful memories of times with the Minder family. I pray that your memories are a great comfort to you always. Sending you hugs and sharing in your sorrow.

 

Sheila Boehm Murdock posted on 6/22/22

Prayers to the Minder family. As a young girl, I was around Pat snd Butch. I always enjoyed seeing them when they were with my aunt Anna Mae snd uncle Melvin. Pat always had a smile.

 

Kelly Semlow Jacobs posted on 6/22/22

Oh, the memories I have growing up in the Merrill household. I was blessed to spend endless weekends and vacations with him and the family. Carla and I probably gave him a gray hair or two, he loved playing Aprils Fools Day jokes on us, the many weekends we spent driving to dirt track to watch Sprint car racing, he did love the sport! I'll cherish the memories. Hugs to the Carla and Rachelle and his family.

 

Janice Thornhill posted on 6/22/22

I worked for Chuck at the construction company for a few years. He loved his kids and always talked about them and everything race cars and Florida. He was a good boss. So sorry for your loss.

 

Joseph Roe posted on 6/22/22

Chuck was not only a very successful business Man, He was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. I am very great full for the fun times and the memories, Thanks Chuck. Joe Roe

 

MaryGail “Knock” Romack posted on 6/22/22

How to begin all the wonderful years our families had together, with brownies in your home to playing in the back yard. Our neighborhood was a wonderful place to grow up and “Doris” Mrs Stolle was one that was always so friendly and inviting. May God bless you with peace, love and comfort at this time of loss. I’m sorry I’m unable to come to the service my husband and I have moved in with my mother in law, in Decatur, she has dementia and can’t be left alone. God bless you. ❤️❤️

 

 

Karen Cooney posted on 6/21/22

RIP Sister

 

Kathy Cunningham posted on 6/21/22

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Brings back a lot of great memories I'm sure you and I will never forget. Please give my condolences to Barry and Brad also. She was a special lady and will be missed.

 

Daran, Linda, and Cody Harn posted on 6/21/22

So sorry for your loss. JoAnne was was such a friendly, happy, and helpful person. She will be missed, prayers for her family.

 

Randy Rutledge posted on 6/21/22

I’m very sorry to hear this Susan

 

JoAnne Siliskie posted on 6/21/22

So sorry for your loss! She was a very kind lady

 

Rita (Becker) Gottfred posted on 6/21/22

Susan, I’m so so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He sounds like a wonderful man. I pray God hold you and yours firmly in the palm of His hand as you grieve your earthly loss.

 

Brandi posted on 6/20/22

Brother Luke was such a joy to be around at the Villas, many many good memories come to mind with him. Very fortunate to have met him in my lifetime!

 

Dawn E Cobb posted on 6/20/22

Always enjoyed JoAnne’s friendliness. I will miss waving to my neighbor. So very sorry for your loss.

 

Pam Sheppard posted on 6/20/22

I looked forward to each and every morning...you brought a ray of sunshine to my days! Even though we shared a short 9 months together, I feel like I knew you a lifetime. They say people come into your life for a reason and I will FOREVER be grateful for you! I will love you and miss you until I see you again "in the garden".

 

Chester Adams posted on 6/20/22

Aunt Doris,was a really great,Aunt which all of us loved her & will miss her very much . Couldn't had a better relative . She was Kind & Loving & just a great person that our family had as our Aunt.

 

Damon Williams posted on 6/20/22

It has been wonderful to have known you for many years. I will always cherish the conversations that we had when I came to visit you at The State Farm Insurance Office in Sherman,Illinois. You always were so friendly and loved to talk about our family's and of course the Cubs. One of the best memories I had is when I came to see you and I asked for your permission to ask Erin to the Chicago Cubs National League Champion Series Game 5 where the Cubs Won to go to the World Series..That was so awesome and very memorable. I will always have a place in my heart for you and your family ❤️

 

Alice Brandon posted on 6/20/22

Connie had a gift of remembering dates (birthday, anniversaries, and when her workers started at DSCC). She loved her family and enjoyed talking about them as if her co-workers knew them. She had the same job at DSCC for 30 years (filing) and never once complained about it. She took excellent care of her stepmother until she was not physical able to keep it up. She had a good handle on her finances and was very faithful to anything that was assigned to her to complete. Connie, you will be missed and thank you for your friendship and concern for me.

 

 

Deborah K Klauzer posted on 6/20/22

You girls I'm so sorry about your mom's passing...of course you know that me and your mom had known each other since grade school...Tracie and Robbie knew you kids...may she RIP.

 

Marty Michelson posted on 6/20/22

My friendship with Larry goes back 20+ years since we met at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. It didn’t take us long to figure out that we were both transplanted Buckeyes; thus began ongoing discussions about Ohio State, The Browns, The Tribe, Cedar Point, and many other native Ohioan interests. Over the years we settled into a groove of meeting for lunch several times a week; a short list of our favorites included Longhorn, Bob Evans, Smokey Bones, & Baker’s Square for a slice of pie on Wednesdays. Topics ranged from Faith, Family, politics, current events, sports, & favorite shows to his passion for Jeff Gordon & NASCAR. Everything I know about racing I learned from him. My friend Larry was a man of simple pleasures: food, fellowship, and his love for his family. These were balanced by his passion for learning & teaching, as well as a love for the physical exertion of mowing and yard work. I always looked forward to our time together, having some laughs, griping about concerns, and processing life. I will greatly miss him. Blessings and comfort to Susan, Kim, Natalie, Jay, Shawn, Nathan, & family during this time. I’m comforted by the knowledge that I’ll see him again with Jesus in Paradise.

 

Terri Watts posted on 6/19/22

My condolences to the family. I remember Jerry from working at SJH in the carpentry department and I was secretary. Jerry had a sense of humor and liked to tease. He was one of the good guys and am sure he will be sorely missed.

 

Irma Speeks posted on 6/18/22

Sincere sympathy to Connie's family. I enjoyed working with Connie for many years. She loved her job and was very concientious about doing it right. She had a beautiful smile. She wrote a poem for me when I retired and I appreciate it so much. Blessings to the family.

 

Tonya mcginnis posted on 6/18/22

So sorry ,I've known sherry since I was a child,alot of fun memories of her jokes and since of humor,she got me a job at the center really enjoyed working with her,,I will never forget her memories we all had with you,love you big sherry❤❤❤❤PS,give my family who are home lots of hugs and kisses ,,especially mom!!!!!

 

Phyllis Hudspeth posted on 6/18/22

My late husband Bud and I knew Jim and Lil from the Sangamo Surf club. We shared so many good times and I have such good memories of times spent with both of them. I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Karrie Mahler posted on 6/18/22

She was a great lady who will be missed by many! My thoughts a condolences to the family.

 

Linda Toepfer posted on 6/17/22

My condolences to all of Sherry’s family. I knew here from Daily Bread. I thought of her occasionally and wondered how she was doing. Her oldest grandson and my oldest grandson were born around the same time and we use to talk about their antics and how much we loved them. I’ve often told the story of how she trained a squirrel to eat from her hand. Hope your memories get you thru this hard time and always give you comfort.

 

Nikki Nick posted on 6/17/22

We will miss you , give my grandma and dad a hug for me , XoXo

 

Nyssa Tarvin posted on 6/17/22

She was so loving and was a very nice woman and will be missed dearly!

 

Glenn Vancil posted on 6/17/22

Carolyn and myself are very sorry for your familes loss. Good friends with Jim and Lil. Prayers.

 

rex w mcquire posted on 6/17/22

Sherry was a great person, friend and sister inlaw to me and i enjoyed every moment i spent with her,Lots of good times and laughs.I will see you again my friend.

 

Jim and Shelley Wilcoxson posted on 6/17/22

Sending our condolences to the Dye family. He was a wonderful Grandfather to our son in Law Todd Dye. He will be missed by many.

 

Renee suter posted on 6/17/22

I will miss her. I met her at the nuring home i was working at. She was a wonderful person. Prayer for her family.

 

Cherie Stark posted on 6/16/22

Sorry to see that Shirley passed away. I knew her and Don years ago. I met her through my Uncle Dale and Aunt Connie Biesenthal. She was such a sweet person. Thoughts and Prayers. Cherie Stark

 

Todd Bortmess posted on 6/16/22

On behalf of my parents Robert and Carol Bortmess along with the entire Bortmess family, we send our most sincere condolences.

 

Steve Bradley posted on 6/16/22

I had the pleasure of working with Connie at DSCC. She always had a smile on her face and tried to bring happiness to everyone she came in contact with. Truly a kind person. Rest In Peace Connie

 

Donna Douglas posted on 6/16/22

Connie will be missed by all of her co-workers as she was always kind to all she came in contact with. An optimistic person who always had a smile for you. She enjoyed working at DSCC but most of all being surrounded by so many. She was an A+ class lady.

 

Sara Davis posted on 6/16/22

I’m so sorry to hear this. She lived between my great Aunt Ruth and my great Aunt Jane, and she was a good neighbor to them. She was always the sweetest. I have such fond memories of going on to her house when the grandkids were visiting and playing with Sarah who was around my age. Sending my warmest thoughts to the family.

 

 

Ada Myers posted on 6/15/22

Lillian was so beautiful inside and out. She will be always be in my heart. You are so beautiful to me!

 

Laura Gregory posted on 6/15/22

I worked with Connie at DSCC. Connie was always happy and loved to talk with her coworkers. Connie always remembered birthdays and would bring in a card and popcorn for us and leave it on our desks. She crocheted a sweet little hat for me when I was expecting my son. DSCC was lucky to have such a devoted employee. She will be greatly missed. I'm glad that I was blessed to get to know Connie and will always remember her fondly.

 

Billie Jo posted on 6/15/22

I miss you so much grandma.! It feels so different without you here. You had a lot of good years, and I will cherish every memory I have of you. You will forever be in my heart. I LOVE YOU GRANDMA.

 

Greg Boston posted on 6/15/22

Fred, sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. I remember her well from our school days and growing up on the north end. Also sorry to see of Paul’s passing.I live in Cape Coral, Florida now.

 

Greg Boston posted on 6/15/22

Fred, sorry to hear of your Mothers passing. I remember Her well when You lived on 22nd street in Springfield. Also sorry to hear of Paul’s passing.I live in Cape Coral, Florida now

 

Barbara Willis posted on 6/13/22

Condolences to all family and friends .. Sending prayers Matt was loved by so many people! We will miss you everyday.

 

Bob and Linda Meador posted on 6/13/22

We are truly saddened by Matt's passing. We pray that God will bless you with peace, love and strength. We also pray that God will provide all the needs for you and your children.

 

Rick Aherin posted on 6/13/22

Amber,Jennifer and family, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and yours. With deepest sympathy

 

Patty and Kenny Kress posted on 6/13/22

Kathy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you forever happy memories of your beautiful Sister

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 6/13/22

So sorry for your loss

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 6/13/22

Gina & family: We, Jane and I, are so sorry for your loss. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Julie posted on 6/13/22

Will miss you Aunt MaryAnn

 

Tricia posted on 6/13/22

I love and miss you so much Grandma !! May you Rest In Peace ❤️

 

Jackie Young posted on 6/12/22

So very sorry for your loss Pat. Praying for you all❤️ So sorry we will not be able to come to service but you will be in my thoughts❤️

 

Georgette Flowers posted on 6/12/22

So sorry for your loss losing a mom is one of the hardest keeping you in our prayers

 

Georgette Flowers posted on 6/12/22

So sorry for your loss Losing a Mom is really hard. Keeping you in our prayers

 

Judy Tavernor posted on 6/12/22

I'm so sorry to see this. I was Matthew's 2nd grade teacher at St Cabrini. My prayers are with you all at this time.

 

Barbara Willis posted on 6/12/22

So many!

 

William Bell posted on 6/12/22

I worked with Mary Ann for most of her 30 years. She was always friendly and was top notch at her job. She always brought a smile to your face when you were in her company. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

 

Sue Knowski posted on 6/12/22

Mike, Lianne and family, So saddened to hear about Rudi. We shared lots of good times at Bergners, and got paid for it too. Can't help but think there's a reunion going on with Jim Grove, Norma Hocking, Vic & Isla Kinzora, Mary Woloshyn, Patty Tapocik, Anne Mitrione, Louise Steskal...names and faces I'm sure you remember. May memories of good times shared bring you comfort at this difficult time.

 

Rich and Ronda Nation posted on 6/11/22

Sending prayers to all the family.

 

Therese & Doug Schmidgall posted on 6/11/22

Jennifer and family - We are so sorry to hear of Matt's passing. Keeping you all in our prayers for God's comfort, peace, and strength. Deepest Sympathies.

 

Breanna Edwards posted on 6/11/22

Amber we are so very sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your babies

 

Patricia Colby posted on 6/11/22

Amber we have only know you since October when we purchase the house next-door. But no matter we loved his company and corky ways. He was definitely one of a kind. We will miss him daily. Please accept our sincere condolences. James Steff Jeremiah and Pattie

 

Herb and Karen Newbolds posted on 6/11/22

Jennifer, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Such a handsome young man

 

 

Shari Goodfield posted on 6/11/22

I am so very sorry for you. All my love and prayers.

 

 

Charity Emerson posted on 6/11/22

I will always remember Matt's hugs and his smile.

 

Pat Gum posted on 6/10/22

WILL MISS THIS WONDERFUL LADY EVERY DAY LOVE HER.

 

Tom & Becky Madison posted on 6/10/22

We are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. God bless all of you.

 

Nick Flatt posted on 6/10/22

I am so sorry for your loss. I have so many great memories with your family John was a very kind and welcoming person. I am sending Granny and your entire family my blessings. LOVE NICK FLATT

 

Mae Hilby posted on 6/9/22

John was a wonderful person and hard worker as he helped out with Springfield Kings. I will be out of town but my sincere condolences to Carol, Bruce and Kevin. I will keep everyone in my prayers.

 

Jim Lawley posted on 6/9/22

Deepest sympathies for the family. Ruth was a kind and caring person. I remember at football practice our senior year, Coach Wind asked Mike why his practice pants and socks were always so white, when everyone else's were dingy and grey. Mike said "I guess my mom loves me more".

 

Janice Kelty posted on 6/9/22

Pat and Family, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you all. I will always remember Marge's laugh she and Tom were the best neighbors you could ever have I will miss you, Marge. Your friend and neighbor. Jan Kelty

 

Macia (Sullivan) Miller posted on 6/9/22

What a sweet lady who lived next door to my mother! I send my condolences to Margie's family. May you rest in peace as you lived a long life!

 

Kathy speder posted on 6/9/22

Our deepest condolences to all in Rudi’s family. I will miss her very much. Remembering the many trips and lunches we had together with some of the Bunco gals. She was always smiling and a supportive friend. I had a nice visit with her the week before she died and I was amazed at how well she got around considering the pain and discomfort she was having. She Always put her family first and was very proud of them and loved them immensely. I will miss her but I know she is at peace now and most of all she is with Ronnie again. Thank you Rudi for being such a good loyal friend.

 

Lisa Hirstein-Hughes posted on 6/8/22

I was sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I have fond memories of Bill growing up together in Douglas Church & of our Douglas youth group days. He was very smart & funny & always made everyone laugh. I hope the good memories help ease your pain.

 

Joy (Booher) Hall posted on 6/8/22

I have been saddened to hear of Bill's death. I will always remember what a bright, eager and curious young man he was. My condolences and thoughts are with his family.

 

Thomas & Ellen Robinson posted on 6/7/22

God bless Al's family and friends at this difficult time. Peace and strength from our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

 

 

George Davis posted on 6/7/22

John was a good friend and most of all a very good person who would help anyone at the drop of a dime.My sincere condolences to Carol,Bruce and Kevin for the loss of your husband and father.Even in Heaven John most certainly will still be rooting for his Illini.Rest In Peace my friend.

 

Holly Oubre Bordelon posted on 6/6/22

I went to school with Jackie, he was a good person, prayers for the family

 

Ronnie and Carol Sample posted on 6/6/22

So sorry to hear about cousin Al. We are unable to attend but send our thoughts and prayers to you all.

 

Barb Lieberoff posted on 6/6/22

Len, Leigh, Shannon, Mary and Samantha I will miss Judy oh so much. All us girls loved Judy so and I hope we gave her as much laughter and joy over the years she surely gave us. My continue love and prayers during this time. Remember she loved you al so, so much!

 

Demitria Rose Gekas posted on 6/6/22

Mom, This year has been extremely difficult on us all without you. I often wish my love could have healed you. I never truly realized how much you revolved around my daily life, until you were no longer here. You are missed more than words could ever say. I miss laying up in your bed with you, telling you about my day, hearing your voice, holding your hand. Most importantly, I am missing the memories we had yet to make together. You were supposed to be here to meet my boyfriend, walk me down the aisle, watch me get married, & meet my children. I feel so cheated no longer having you present. Although, I’m thankful for the 24 years of life you did give me. The world doesn’t shine as bright without you no longer in it. Since you’ve left, you’ve missed Ace getting her title in dock diving and #4 rank in the U.S. I got a job coaching recreational gymnastics at the NEW Downtown YMCA, which was finally built. I love working with the kids and watching them learn a new skill each week. I’m planning to work at Camp Compass again this coming summer. Robert finished at MTI + got a job as a phlebotomist. Robert + Lacee had their offer accepted on a house, which they will close on in July. I hope I’m making you proud and love you to the moon and back. Love, Your baby girl

 

Brenda Goacher posted on 6/6/22

Miss y0u Mary

 

Ron Yanor posted on 6/5/22

Enjoyed working with Al at SCSO for many years. Condolences to all.

 

Larry & Sandy Myers posted on 6/5/22

So sorry to hear of the passing of Roger! He was a long time Cabbage Patch friend!

 

Diane Baksys posted on 6/5/22

Bill was a good friend, as well as a special person, that I knew from 2005 to 2022. His keen intelligence and sense of humor, his sincerity, and his affection, which persevered in spite of the adversity he experienced, endeared him to me throughout the years. Although Bill did not have much quality of life in his last years, he enhanced my quality of life, and he taught me about facing each day with courage, faith, and dignity. I feel fortunate to have had his companionship.

 

Steve and Judy richardson posted on 6/5/22

So sorry to hear of Roger's passing. He was a great friend and co worker. Judy. He will be greatly missed.

 

Gary McCallister posted on 6/5/22

Sid, you've been a dear friend for many years and you will be solely missed. What a wonderful person.

 

Clara Dunham posted on 6/5/22

Mary, Mike, Seth & Shelby Samantha & Family I am so very sorry for your loss. The worst is behind her now and the best is yet to come. May she Rest In Peace.

 

 

Mary (Rose) Westbrook & Terry Westbrook (Husband) posted on 6/5/22

I knew Al and Lori since their children were little. Spent time at their home with his family.I know he will be greatly missed by ones that knew him and loved him.So sorry for their loss. Will meet him again at heaven’s gates.

 

Eldon and Sherron Vance posted on 6/5/22

Will keep your family in our prayers. Sorry We can't be there having surgery on the 8th

 

Jack & Linnea Howard posted on 6/4/22

Judy and Ushman family…Linnea and I send along our heartfelt condolences o Roger’s passing. He was a jovial guy and always with a smile. We enjoyed him as one of our favorite House of Brews, Inc employees. God Bless.

 

Sara (Booher) Kuanfung posted on 6/4/22

Linda and family, I am very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.

 

Debbie Kirchgesner posted on 6/4/22

Carol, Bob, Robbie and Janet, Mary and Don, and all family, my hugs and prayers to each of you.

 

 

Tim Ray posted on 6/4/22

My friend I can't find the words

 

Vickie Bagby posted on 6/3/22

I was blessed to have know Al enjoyed his sermons while he was Pastor at Easton he was a good guy.

 

Bet Taylor posted on 6/3/22

What a great fella . I only knew him from coming in my store. Always a pleasure to be around . I had no idea he had served his vommuniti in such an Amazing way . You Sir will be greatly missed. Thank You for Your Service and May you rest in eternal peace.

 

Dianne Barghouti Hardwick posted on 6/3/22

Syd, we already miss you! Thank you for your many years of service to Springfield, Sangamon County, and to Sangamon County Republicans.

 

Cynthia ushman posted on 6/3/22

Judy so sorry for your loss.

 

Vickie Cundiff posted on 6/3/22

Condolences to Judy and family. Sending prayers. Roger was a great man, always with a smile on his face. God be with you all

 

Jim Watkins posted on 6/3/22

With much sorrow I express sincere sympathies on behalf of my brothers and sisters, the children of George and Ida Watkins. Though both of our parents were native to Springfield, our family moved to California when we were all still young. Over the years we had only a few opportunities to visit our extended family in Illinois. I treasure the memories I do have and particularly enjoyed the visits with Bill and his family. Though he seemed shy, I found him to be quite clever and fun to be around. Wishing we had shared more time together ... Rest in peace cousin Bill.

 

Molly posted on 6/3/22

Thoughts n prayers with families rip syd

 

Waco Wyatt posted on 6/3/22

Condolences to family. Lost another long time friend Roger tell all of em Hello from me RIP

 

Vickie Williams posted on 6/2/22

Mrs.Ushman, Sending Sympathy and Prayers to you and the Family my Mom (Cathy Williams (Dutch) always spoke very highly of you both. I'm very sorry for your loss.

 

Bob and Judy Culli posted on 6/2/22

Marilyn, We are so, so sorry to hear about Kent. Jesus holds him in His arms! We hold dear the memories of your Our Savior's days! Our condolences to your family.

 

Tracy McKay- Liesman posted on 6/2/22

Judy, Dalton Grace and I are heartbroken to hear of Roger's passing. He (you) stepped in when my dad left me. Walking me down the aisle and being the most wonderful grandparents to my babies. I can't put in to words what a loss this is for anyone that loved him. We are all here for you and love you. Sending hugs and love.

 

 

Andrea Frantz posted on 6/2/22

To Judy and the Ushman family Our deepest sympathies on Roger's passing. We truly enjoyed our lifelong friendship and running into the 2 of you out and about,being able to catch up. Roger will be missed by so many. Sending our prayers and much love to each of you. Bob and Andrea Frantz

 

 

Andrea Frantz posted on 6/2/22

To Judy and the Ushman family, Our deepest sympathies on Roger's passing. We truly have enjoyed our lifelong friendship and running into the 2 of you out and about and catching up. Roger will be missed by so many. Sending prayers for strength and much love to each of you. Bob and Andrea Frantz

 

Peggy Ushman posted on 6/2/22

Sorry for your loss sending hugs and prayers

 

Peggy Ushman posted on 6/2/22

So sorry for your loss Roger was a good person sending prayers and hugs

 

 

Keith and Katie Parks posted on 6/1/22

Our prayers are with Marilyn and the family. He was a good friend

 

Ed Booher posted on 6/1/22

My family and I have fond memories of Bill. Many years have passed since those days of youth meetings at church and work trips to Mountain Top. All of us knew Bill and will cherish his friendship. Ed Booher, Diana Joy, David, Sara, and Liz

 

Tracey Dees posted on 6/1/22

Very sorry for your loss.

 

Jeri Frederick posted on 6/1/22

Dear Willie, I'm sorry to hear of Teri's passing. She was a wonderful woman with a beautiful smile and warm personality. Your in my prayers.

 

Jeri Frederick posted on 6/1/22

 

Sally posted on 6/1/22

Sorry for all the Ffamily!! She was so sweet and loved doing everything at Church!!! Always volunteered for whatever was needed! Missing her already!

 

Sue Castles posted on 5/31/22

Willie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Teri was always so kind and funny and I know will always be missed. I wish there was something more a person could say or do at a time like this, but at least know we are thinking of you.

 

Bekah Rice posted on 5/31/22

I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for all during this time.

 

Lisa Cannon posted on 5/31/22

Jac & family, I am so sorry for your loss. She sounds like a beautiful person & I'm sorry I never met her. May God bring comfort through the wonderful memories you must share.

 

Greg Lucas posted on 5/31/22

I'm saddened to hear of Bill's death and remember him fondly from Douglas United Methodist Church. He was a friend and I am grateful to and for him. My prayers and condolences to Linda and the rest of Bill's family.

 

Derek Midden posted on 5/31/22

Keep in mind, I was not the brightest student and usually took the least path of resistance. I knew Bill back when we attended Dubois Elementary and Grant Middle school. Bill was an excellent student. Bill loved math and science. He was always kind to me and enjoyed visiting when our paths crossed. Okay, new story to share. I’ve been keeping this a secret for a long while now. In middle school, we worked on a science project together. Basically he did the work. I did not comprehend what was going on. Or, I was just lazy. He saved me from a failing grade. He was not happy with me ;but, I remembered how much I appreciated him helping me. A year or so later, in middle school. Bill’s Science teacher approached my English class. They had a situation where Bill’s science group was accused of copying another group’s science project. The Science and English coordinated an idea to hold a hurry of his peers. To decide,if Bills group was innocent or guilty. If guilty, Bill would get an “F” on the project which was worth a great deal for his class. I was chosen to be on the Jury. A trial was held. We heard details from both science groups and went to deliberate. The prosecuting team (lasted a few days) and they had plenty of evidence against Bill’s group. It did not look good for his group. The first group vote was 11 to 1 to convict Bill’s group Guilty. I was lone the vote holding out. I knew in my heart that Bill was too smart and too kind to do that. I did not believe the other group, it was just hearsay. Bill had been kind to me several times in the past. He covered me when I was at my lowest. I owed it too him. It took me about a week to convince the other jury members. I just did not believe it was right to give someone F. Definitely not Bill. I never told Bill or anyone until now. I have a special place in my heart for him. His acts of kindness to me will never be forgotten.

 

Mary Jo Jann (Armitage) posted on 5/30/22

To Polly and family: I am sorry for your loss, sending thoughts and prayers.

 

Derek Midden posted on 5/29/22

Sorry to hear to Bills passing. I have good memories of Bill during middle school. I lost touch in High School. He was one of the most intelligent people I knew. I ran into him a long while ago and introduced home to my twin boys. Had a nice visit. He will be truly missed. He came from such a nice family.

 

Roseanne posted on 5/29/22

You will always be missed and loved. May your family accept my sympathy.

 

William Garrett posted on 5/29/22

Rip brother you will be missed much i just learned of your passing today you will always be my brother and friend ! Always look to the east brother /G\

 

Nita posted on 5/28/22

I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find peace in knowing "The Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort can and wants to help you at this difficult time". 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4

 

Lane Martin posted on 5/27/22

I remember All of the good times i have had with grandpa

 

Sabrina Manci posted on 5/27/22

RIP dear Uncle Adolf. You will always be loved remembered…

 

Sabrina Manci posted on 5/27/22

RIP dear Uncle Adolf. You will always be loved remembered…

 

Sabrina Manci posted on 5/27/22

RIP dear Uncle Adolf. You will always be loved remembered…

 

Phil Ponce posted on 5/27/22

She dazzled me in high school. So lovely. My condolences to the people she loved and who loved her.

 

Craig Wadsworth posted on 5/27/22

Teri was always kind to my daughter Zoe, spouse Cynthia, and to me. We often disagreed, but she was never rude. Stubborn? Dedicated? Persistent? Un-yielding in her view of ethics and morality? Oh, yes! Our world was brighter (and surely more lively and interesting) because of her. Rest in peace, Old Lion.

 

Renee sutzer posted on 5/27/22

She will be missed. Prayers for her family.

 

Judy schuller posted on 5/26/22

Aunt susie was so much fun. She went on vacation with Tracy, Sheila,Susan and I We all enjoyed her so much. She always made us laugh

 

Jeanette Morgan Crown posted on 5/26/22

Terri was one of my dearest work friends at the DDS in the late 1970’s. Our closed contact ended when I moved out of state in 1979, but we would have lunch whenever I was in town. We connected on many levels, finally losing touch over the years as our lives took us in different directions, but I always remembered her with the greatest regard. She was simply a joy to know. I wish you all peace at this time, knowing that the great love that surrounded her surrounds you still.

 

Debra posted on 5/26/22

Sharon and Rebecca, I am so sorry to here that Jack has passed. He was a wonderful man and I enjoyed my time at DOC with you both. Enjoyed your stories of little Rebecca etc. God loves you all.

 

Pam Heavens posted on 5/26/22

Willie, Terri was a force. She freed so many people. What a legacy! May God grant you peace.

 

 

Patricia Woodard-Goldsmith posted on 5/26/22

In memory of Terri Healing light to all of her family, especially Lisa.♥️

 

Patricia Woodard-Goldsmith posted on 5/26/22

What a wonderful legacy Terri has left. My deepest condolences to her family on this sad occasion. Peace and healing light to Lisa and all of her family and friends. I remember her as a beautiful, kind person from childhood and school, the "Park" neighborhood and Munster High School. May the memory of Terri be a blessing to all who knew her.

 

 

Carol Moore Cambre posted on 5/26/22

I am so sorry to hear this....I played in band with Teri at Munster High School, and went to school with her until we graduated. She will be missed by myself and I'm sure everyone who knew her, she was a good person with a heart of gold. RIP Teri

 

Beth Kiel posted on 5/26/22

Teri was one of a kind. Her soul was as beautiful as her smile and kindness. You were my mentor for employment and personally. Fly high my friend, sing and play music loudly so I can feel it in my soul.

 

Jane Powell posted on 5/25/22

Mom I know you are in Heaven & you are happy & healthy. That's what I want for you, but I miss you so much! Everytime I get off work, go to the mailbox, or am watching a video about the Duggars I want to call you. I miss our shopping trips every other weekend. I love you so much & I miss you every day! I will cherish every memory & picture I have of you! You will forever be in my heart & I will forever miss you, but I'm glad you are no longer sick. Give all of our family members that are with you in Heaven a big hug for me.

 

Suzanne Bowie posted on 5/25/22

Sharon and family: I was so shocked and saddened to learn of Jack's passing. Jack was such a great guy. I enjoyed working with him at Corrections both in the office as well as our many travels to Chicago. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you during the difficult time.

 

Bob Jones posted on 5/25/22

My deepest sympathies to Sharon and the rest of the Huffman family. Jack was a good friend of mine at DOC. We played basketball together during lunch for many years. We loved talking about the Bears. Great memories.

 

Steven Phillips posted on 5/25/22

Danette, Dawn, Doug and family, I am sorry for your loss. You have my family's deepest and most sincere condolences.

 

Gerry Van de Velde posted on 5/25/22

Kim, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. My prayers are with you your Mom and brother.

 

kenneth cole posted on 5/24/22

I was in the Macomb Illinois national guard with Louis Lee. We were activated & sent to Camp Cook California for training & then on to Korea in1952. I too was with the 8 th army in Korea. I talked to Louis last fall on the phone. A Great man! Ken Cole

 

Susan Compton posted on 5/24/22

Bob was such fun to work with at St. Francis Convent. He had a new story every day he came to work. He was always eager to share American History. I have really fond memories of him.

 

Bruce E Thompson posted on 5/24/22

I played softball with Jack for many years, he was a darn good pitcher and a lot of fun to share a summer evening with. My deepest sympathies on your loss

 

Jennifer Lokaitis posted on 5/24/22

Sharon Ann and family, my deepest condolences to you on the passing of Jack. He was one of the best bosses I’ve ever had. He always believed in me and we always had a good relationship! Always had lots of fun singing oldies and Jimmy Buffett songs when we were traveling on the road! Prayers for peace and comfort for your family. ❤️

 

Lanita Henricksen posted on 5/24/22

Lonnie was the best cousin and friend anyone could hope for. He will be sorely missed by so many. There will be no more visits, calls, texts or emails but he will always be right here in all our hearts and we will never forget his kindness, hearty laugh, and expert of all things that grow. A perfect world would be full of people like him. It is such a blessing to know he is laid to rest in the beautiful and peaceful Camp Butler National Cemetery. With love to Lonnie, his beautiful Pam, Nick, Nathan, Aunt Maxine, his precious granddaughters, and family.

 

Kendra Langdin posted on 5/23/22

Melissa, we were saddened to hear of Jack's passing. Greg always enjoyed talking with him after softball games in Chatham. He was the team pitcher, and a good one.

 

Michael P Peck posted on 5/23/22

Po Lin and I will ask for Gods blessing on Lou and Myers family. Lou fought many legislative battles in Springfield and in Washington on behalf of veterans His most important battle was the one to save ROTC in Illinois in 1990. Lou A graduate of Western Illinois knew the importance of ROTC and to keep it in Illinois he worked to override the veto of then governor Edgar, our officers in Illinois today owe a deep debt of gratitude to lou Myers

 

Lenna DeGroot posted on 5/23/22

Pam I am so sorry for you and your boys loss. I didn’t find out until Thursday night that Lonnie had passed away, or I would have come to the visitation. He was such a good person and just know that I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Laura Sammons Desotell posted on 5/21/22

Deepest sympathy Edna, Roger, Darrell and family. Summer vacation of my childhood always included a few days with Connie.

 

Dewey Sammons posted on 5/21/22

Dear Edna, Roger, Darrel and family, So very sorry to hear of Connie’s passing. Our love and prayers are with you all. Love Cousin Dewey and Family

 

 

Denny and Chris Kirchgesner posted on 5/21/22

Our condolences to all the Gedman family, esp. Betty & Joe.

 

 

Denny and Chris Kirchgesner posted on 5/21/22

Our sympathy & condolences to all the Moser family, esp. George & Jan, & Gary. May Judy rest in Peace.

 

 

Wayne F. Wehrheim posted on 5/21/22

Brother Bob, Rest in Peace. Sincerely, Wayne F. Wehrheim SUVCW Camp 67, Peoria, IL.

 

Don Sherman posted on 5/20/22

Bob was my Brother, in the Sons of Union Veterans and my Companion, in the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. He was an important, and much valued, part of both organizations and will be greatly missed. D.W. Sherman, Jr., Commander; Illinois Commandery MOLLUS

 

Jeanette Morgan Crown posted on 5/20/22

Dick, my sincerest sympathy.

 

Molly Rothwell posted on 5/19/22

Darrell and family so sorry for loss of your mom thoughts n prayers are with you , will miss her presence

 

Seanna Malek posted on 5/19/22

So sorry for your loss. He was such a pleasure to work with. He was a kind soul.

 

Evelyne & Robert Dodson posted on 5/19/22

Dear Paula, Robert & I were so sad to hear of the passing of Poppa Lou. He was truly an amazing man. We were privileged to have known him. We send you our deepest condolences and know that he is rejoicing in the beautiful Kingdom of God’s home. Many Our Blessed Lord and the angels in heaven surround you and your family with comfort and peace as you celebrate his life. You and all our in our prayers!

 

Ted and Raven Stead posted on 5/19/22

He was our good neighbor in Cantrall for many, many years and will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends.

 

The Venturini’s posted on 5/19/22

We will always have fond memories of having Polly and Lou as our neighbors, particularly being escorted out on Lake Petersburg by Lou on their pontoon boat for the 4th of July fireworks and the patriotic music that Lou would play on his speaker. Lou was such a bright man and a wonderful conversationalist. We will miss him dearly.

 

HELEN SPANN & FAMILY posted on 5/19/22

THE WORLD WILL MISS A GREAT MAN, SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS POLLY WE ARE THINKING OF YOU AND PRAYING FOR THE STRENGTH TO GET YOU THROUGH THIS TIME. LOVE YOU

 

Chuck and Mary Lowth posted on 5/19/22

Our thoughts and prayers to family and friends. In the days to come may you find some peace in the memories you shared.

 

Roxanna Seifert & Dinah Comfort Dog posted on 5/18/22

Such a wonderful man. I enjoyed bringing Dinah Comfort Dog to visit him at Eastland. God’s blessings of peace to his family and friends.

 

Joan Mapes posted on 5/18/22

Sending my sincere condolences to you, Polly. It has been a pleasure to have known both of you.

 

Betty Kaspar posted on 5/18/22

You are in my prayers, Polly. It has been such a pleasure knowing both of you.

 

 

Melinda and son Benjamin Morrell posted on 5/18/22

Loving thoughts and memories of Uncle Lee with family gatherings and During hunting time at the Myer's Family Farm. Niece, Melinda LeeAnne and great-nephew, Benjamin Charles Morrell

 

Connie Cardinell posted on 5/18/22

Polly and family, please know that Frank and I are thinking of you in these difficult moments. Praying that your faith and strength comfort you.

 

Catherine Kinnaman posted on 5/18/22

Sincere condolences from the State of Washington. We will miss hearing her on on monthly state Etag calls and will miss her passion for all things medicaid and her focus on those for whom she was such a strong advocate. Pat's reach and influence went beyond her home state and we send our deepest condolences to her family and friends.

 

 

Sharon Stone Vook posted on 5/18/22

Lou will be greatly missed. His spirit and legacy will live on through his children and their children. Love and prayers to Polly and the kids.

 

Sheila Anderson posted on 5/18/22

It was an Honor and a privilege to know such a Great Man! You will be missed my friend!

 

Anne Gambel Herd posted on 5/18/22

I’m so sorry for your loss! I remember Jane and I had been digging a cave. It was very slow going. Lonnie Joe came to Calumet for a visit, and boy, could he dig fast. He helped us finish that cave. It’s a fond memory!

 

Rose Connolly posted on 5/18/22

Thank you, Lou, for all you have done for service members. There are some tough shoes that need to be filled. Our community misses you.

 

Diana weyhenmeyer posted on 5/18/22

Lou had a beautiful spirit. He was a gentle man and accomplished a lot in his lifetime. My husband and I met Lou in ROA over 30 years ago.

 

 

Jan Galassi posted on 5/18/22

I'm so sorry to hear of Lonnie's passing. He was a dear friend and fellow SC Greeter. We shared many good times working together. Just a genuinely nice, thoughtful man! He loved his family and adored his two granddaughters. He fought a brave fight with his illness. My thoughts and prayers are with Pam, Nick, Nathan, his granddaughters, and his family. May he rest in peace.

 

Crystal Womack posted on 5/17/22

Polly and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Lou's legacy will forever live on. I am lucky to have known him and to work with him. RIP Lou....

 

Judi Chambers (Schaffrick) posted on 5/17/22

My memories of Ellen were at Luther High . . . she was a beautiful, funny, caring gal who always smiled, truly loved life and was a person to look up to. My condolences to her family. She will be missed.

 

Ernie and Rita Mohs posted on 5/17/22

Such a good friend and co-worker. We used to have a "BUD" or two after work and claimed it was sore back medicine. Going to be missed very much. Condolences to the family and friends.

 

 

David & Denise Boente posted on 5/17/22

Very sorry to hear of this loss. Sympathies to all.

 

 

Rodney and Kelly Prior posted on 5/17/22

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will truly be missed.

 

Ron Moses posted on 5/16/22

I have been a friend of Steve for 56 years, and have many memories of Ellen, her kind words, her humor, her love of family and her steadfast faith, it was always exciting when the family came to visit before Christmas ;we spent the entire time laughing, Ellen was so humorous, I know the Lord love's her all the more for that. our sympothy to Steve, Liz and Susan

 

Steve and Leona Beja posted on 5/16/22

We are so sorry for your loss to your family and Jane Schmidt and friends! You were wonderful friend such a pleasure to see and visit with you and you’re going to be missed her by everyone. Please accept our condolences and prayers to all of you who are left behind to mourn this wonderful man.

 

 

Kerry pavitt posted on 5/16/22

A dearly loved grandfather of Chris Kerry Ellis Dee & Olivia~Mo xx

 

Paul Schmalz posted on 5/16/22

Wonderful memories of dear Ellen...teaching with her was a joy...will never forget the hilarious 40th Birthday she planned for me!

 

Kevin & Glenda Sharpe posted on 5/16/22

Steve...So sad to hear this news. We'll be thinking about you and the girls.

 

Sue Mangiaracina posted on 5/15/22

I was saddened to read in the paper the death of Nita. She was such a fun person to be around and my prayers go to her family. We shared an office at SHS for over 22 years and chaperoned Ski Trips, traveled to Pentwater, Michigan several summers, coached Field Hockey together, went antiquing together and enjoyed many other things. We had a lot of good laughs that will be remembered for a long time to come. Nita-you will be missed and the many memories we shared will never be forgotten. May you rest in the peace with the Angels in Heaven and once more-thank you for all the memories.

 

Sue Mangiaracina posted on 5/15/22

Shared memory of Nita Jones

 

Barbara Boulanger posted on 5/15/22

To Jodean's Family, extended family and friends. We send our deepest sympathy our thoughts will be with you all on Monday. With sympathy and Love. - Marvin, Barbara, Scot and Nadine Boulanger.

 

Diane Rutledge posted on 5/15/22

Sending my expression of sympathy on the passing of your mother, Debbie. She was an icon at SHS and leaves a legacy through all of the many students, especially young women, she influenced over the years.

 

Ramaa Raghuraman posted on 5/15/22

Pat was an amazing voice for the ones who could not speak for themselves. She brought passion and empathy to the workplace and spread so much joy and laughter around her. Her quick wit and hearty laughter echoed in her office where she welcomed everyone! I was fortunate to have interacted with Pat for several years and she will be missed dearly.

 

Thomas M Schaddel posted on 5/15/22

To David family, sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prays

 

Peter Mancini posted on 5/14/22

Condolences to the entire family. R.I.P.

 

Dorothy Rosario posted on 5/14/22

Thoughts & prayers to your family. You truly are loved by so many & will be missed. I enjoyed working with you a our family tree project and all your knowledge & input.

 

BRUCE BERNARDO posted on 5/14/22

Our sincere sympathy. Anita and Bruce Bernardo

 

Nita Manci posted on 5/14/22

Dear Adolph, I will remember you fondly and as a young man visiting our home and hanging with my dad. Soar high dear cousin and I know you will be happy in the reunion with all the family

 

Darrel Alcorn posted on 5/14/22

Will miss you rest in peace

 

Jamie Ursch posted on 5/14/22

Ahh, that's better.

 

Jamie Ursch posted on 5/14/22

Sorry the photo didn't load right. Not sure how to fix that. Anyway, we planned a little luncheon for Pat to celebrate her retirement. We found a fluffy purple bathrobe and had everyone write a note to her on green fabric. Some of the notes were hilarious. It was one of those "you had to be there moments." She had big plans of lounging around during her newly discovered free time however it didn't last long. The call for service awoke her from her bathrobe induced slumber and she went on back to work on a special contract.

 

Jamie Ursch posted on 5/14/22

Pat was my supervisor for 12 years. However, she treated me as a colleague and was such a wonderful mentor for nearly half of my career with the state. She had an amazing ability to manage all of the personalities in our bureau. Trust me when I say that none of us were shrinking violets. She was such an effective advocate for those who were underserved. I learned so much from her. Pat will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to her family.

 

Melaney Hughes posted on 5/14/22

I will miss sitting with you and listening to all your many stories. You seemed to have a story for any and all situations. Rest in peace.

 

Lars "Lasse"Gustavsson posted on 5/14/22

We meet only one time when they was in Stockholm Sweden, it was my dad who infoming me that i have family members in USA, I have never ben in USA but My grandfather lived there in 15 years before he move back to Sweden.ok this was a litel storry from the past. R .I .P

 

Tom & Rosalie Karczewski posted on 5/13/22

Ellen was always a ray of sunshine, always happy, and always smiling. She was so much fun to be around and we will always cherish the too short time we spent with her. “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die”…Thomas Campbell

 

Sheila Boehm Murdock posted on 5/13/22

Sorry to hear about Geraldine’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to the family. My grandfather Bennie Boehm was a brother to Geraldine’s father Oren.

 

 

Brenda Sue Craig posted on 5/13/22

Praying for you all. we will miss Geri.

 

Dana Wood posted on 5/13/22

We had a lot of fun together back in the day!!

 

Ramesh Rasipur posted on 5/13/22

I was fortunate to work with Pat for 2 years. She was an amazing, energetic and welcoming lady. She was so passionate about helping unfortunate IL citizens receiving Medical Benefits. She was the encyclopedia of the Medicaid policy. IL will miss her forever. May her soul Rest In Peace.

 

Julie Atwell posted on 5/13/22

Mark, Jenn, Payton, Riley, an Avery. So sorry to hear of the loss of Mark's mother, your Mother-in-law Jenn, and your girls grandma. I will be praying for your family for comfort and healing. Love all of you.

 

Alba (Manci) Jensen posted on 5/12/22

Adolfo, you are the last of a generation of all my aunts and uncles - be you a Manci or a Stevens. You traveled in a world of your own, skimming the edges of family like a dragonfly on a pond - seldom landing for any length of time. I can only imagine how happy Nonna is to have you by her side again. Rest in peace dear uncle. Per Sempre Famiglia

 

Shelly Wade posted on 5/12/22

I've known Wendy for 26 years and she was always a joy to talk too! She will be deeply missed. Thoughts and prayers with her entire family.

 

Victoria Nodal posted on 5/12/22

My deepest condolences to Pat's family and friends. She was my friend, colleague and supervisor at HFS.. I once told her that she tricked me into always trying to do my best by believing in me so much that I couldn't let her down. Pat made this world, and my world, a better place. She was loved and will be missed.

 

Paul G. Koko posted on 5/12/22

I only knew you as a precocious 6 year old in Crown Point. You were my 1st Cousin once removed. Farewell.

 

Sandra Doster posted on 5/12/22

My Dear Cousins. I am so sorry. It is so hard as you know even if it's been expected. My heart is so heavy and everytime I think of him and both of you it brings me to tears. It was a beautiful obituary. My thoughts and prayers are with you. As you both know this is never easy. When I think of Uncle Ed I picture him up in heaven with your Mother. Let me know how the funeral went. I will be thinking of you tomorrow and in the days to come.

 

Cathy Cumpston posted on 5/11/22

I worked with Pat in many of our various roles over the years. She was always good to work with even when we disagreed on direction. I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Nancy Tatarek posted on 5/11/22

Barbara's Red Hat Friends send our condolences to her family. We will truly miss her; this is the 17th year our group has been together. She was a lovely lady, kind, generous and courageous. She was an inspiration to all of us. She rests in peace with the Lord now. God Bless her family.

 

 

dan mcknelly posted on 5/11/22

I remember Chris from our time in school he and I were on the wrestling team together and I am so sorry to hear that Chris had passed away I am sorry for your loss

 

Gail Burge posted on 5/11/22

What a good picture of Wendy. That is how I will remember her. I worked with her for several years. She was always so pleasant with that great smile. She always talked about traveling after retirement. We really never know what the future holds. My only wish is that she accepted Christ sometime during her years so we can meet in Heaven.

 

Susan Wohl posted on 5/11/22

After working with Pat day in and day out for 9 years I was spoiled. Although, as she always liked to remind me she was 6 months younger than me, I actually always felt that she was my mentor. She wrote beautifully and very cogently and spoke to any size group convincingly, without notes and only referred to bullet points occasionally. She said what so many of us were thinking only she said it more eloquently. She made state and federal policies and legislation understandable to those around her. She stood up for those who were disadvantaged and found themselves on the margins of society. She was brave ... And she did all this with a mischievous sense of humor. I have never laughed so much or so consistently in a work environment. Although it's been over 30 years since we worked together my years of working with Pat were the highlight of my working years. She was so proud of her children and her grandchildren. I can only imagine the loss her family feels and my heart goes out to them.

 

Mike Koetting posted on 5/10/22

Pat was a champion of all things good. Her work in Medicaid policy (where I knew her) helped so many people. Whether it was an individual case or big policy issue, you could count on Pat to work out the kinks. She world will miss her.

 

Lyn Richardson posted on 5/10/22

heartfelt condolences

 

Samantha Williams posted on 5/10/22

I had the privilege of working with Pat for the last 3 or 4 years. She was always kind and full of positivity. She always had a way of making every person feel equally valued. The state of Illinois has lost an amazing advocate. I send my heartfelt condolences to her family. May you all find comfort in knowing that she was loved and valued by many many people.

 

Deb Murrill posted on 5/10/22

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Pat for many years and always appreciated her knowledge, expertise and friendship. She was one of the kindest, most caring people I knew. I will keep your family in my prayers.

 

Robin Fulks posted on 5/10/22

Even after your death, I still think of you often. Remembering the last Christmas we spent together, at Staci’s with family. You loved the prime rib! But our best time together was in Chicago on your birthday. So much fun at The Steve Harvey Show! Then martinis at The Westin before our fabulous dinner at The Rosebud. Sadly, we had to go back home to reality the next day. I’m sure there are beaches in heaven, so when I get there, I’ll know where to find you. I’ll love you forever my friend.

 

Kurt DeWeese posted on 5/10/22

Pat was always engaging when we worked on mutual issues in the Illinois State Legislature. I was pleased to have her connect with the ALUUC (Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation), in which we expressed shared values.

 

Stacy Lerch posted on 5/10/22

I had never Pat in person, but we had many work meetings together. The sound of her cheerful voice always brought a smile to my face. She was easy to talk to and was passionate about her work. I am fortunate to have come across a wonderful person like her in my life. Truly admirable!

 

Courtney Robinson posted on 5/10/22

Pat was an amazing person who cared for many people. She was encouraging and a joy to work under. She will be truly missed.

 

 

Donna Drew posted on 5/10/22

Such an amazing kind person. She cared so much about others, and passionate about helping those less fortunate. You will be missed my friend. Lifting prayers.

 

Merrie (Doerfler) Hiefner posted on 5/10/22

Dan, Ron and Brian - so sorry for your loss! I had lunch with your Mom and my Mom (Rita) just months before Mom died. Aunt Barbara was so full of energy, it was amazing and inspiring.

 

Tayuh Underhill posted on 5/10/22

Pat was such a kind and loving spirit. You never saw her without a ready smile and a kind word. RIP dear Pat.

 

Lisa Sabo posted on 5/9/22

Reno and Brian, I’m so sorry to hear about Joanie. I smile when I think about the first time I came to your house in college and met her. She always made me laugh. She will be missed.

 

 

Aynsley Seaton posted on 5/9/22

RIP Nick. It's been years since I've seen you. Give your dad and uncle Gary a hug for me.

 

Diane Rutledge posted on 5/8/22

Phyllis- Please accept my most sincere sympathies upon your dad's passing. His obituary reflects a wonderful husband, father, and community member. You and your family reflect his goodness. I can imagine his pride in you all! My thoughts are with you all.

 

Karen posted on 5/7/22

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.

 

Randy Flood posted on 5/7/22

I'm so sorry to hear of Wendy's passing. She was always such a bright soul, and had an infectious smile that made others feel happy as well. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.

 

Kathy Coleman posted on 5/7/22

May God keep you in his Loving care, R.I.P. ❤️

 

 

Linda Cisco posted on 5/7/22

You were a dear friend, John. I will miss you everyday.❤

 

 

Linda De Hart posted on 5/6/22

Happy Mother’s Day in Heaven Mom . We miss you . Soar with the Angel’s . Give our love to the rest of the family with you . Love Linda, Roger and Tiana

 

Richard Campbell posted on 5/6/22

God be with you now dear friend. Sincerely Mike and Rick Campbell

 

Brian L. Stapleton posted on 5/6/22

Jim, I am so sorry to see this so late. Your Mother was a very kind and wonderful person. Take care!

 

Kim Seiz posted on 5/6/22

Karen, condolences to you and the family. He will be missed by the entire community.

 

Bobby Dambacher posted on 5/6/22

Randy and family. Sorry for your loss. Prayers.

 

 

DANA MILLER posted on 5/6/22

REST IN PARADISE

 

 

DANA MILLER posted on 5/6/22

FLY HIGH NICK W YOUR COUSINS ANS FAMILY MEMBERS IN HEAVEN YOU ARE OUR ANGEL AND YOUR FAMILY GUARDIAN ANGEL LOTS OF LOVE AUNT D AND HER FAMILY

 

 

Kelly Fitzgerald posted on 5/5/22

What a beautiful picture, just how I remember her.Fly high my sweet friend, see you on the other side.

 

A friend posted on 5/5/22

Rich, Ritchie or 'Ri-shard', one word always said it all. It doesn't seem like I could adequately describe him to someone who didn't know him. He was always such a constant, especially at fun events. Just a great guy who always had a funny quip or a quick insightful retort. He will be sorely missed. May his boat on this new trip always be filled with bait, buddies, beer and respectable catches...

 

DONNA BRAZEN posted on 5/5/22

Wendy led many adventures while at MacMurray College. A stein at Bahan's is lifted in your honor.

 

Marcia Kay Knox posted on 5/5/22

To Rich's family. I feel like I've known Rich my whole life. He and my brother Tommy were best friends. Rich would always be at our family get togethers to share laughs, drink a beer..or two, and to enlighten us with his quick wit and humor! (And boy did he have quick wit and comebacks that would bring tears from laughing so hard! Tommy can't be there and he asked me to stand in for the Knox"s to show our respect and the love we all had for Rich. Unfortunately I too cannot make it but please know Rich was loved by all of us and was considered a brother to our family! Again, please know since we are unable to be there in person, we are there in Spirit. Whenever you think about Rich a chuckle immediately followed. Those are the memories we will cherish... Most Sincerely & and with love, Marcia Kay Knox sister of Tommy Knox

 

Margie Doolen posted on 5/5/22

Karen, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family

 

 

Sharon Thompson posted on 5/5/22

Lots of great memories with Wendy as her neighbor. She loved sitting on her deck enjoying her fish pond and fire pit relaxing.

 

 

Trish Ashton posted on 5/5/22

Barb, I’m sending hugs, prayers and love. Brothers are such a special part of our lives, always hold those memories you made with him close in your heart.

 

Russ and Peggy Mendenhall posted on 5/4/22

Karen and family we are so sorry for your loss. Gary was a kind man. Friend to many his Sharp shop became the place to get everything sharpened . Our prayers are with you and your family.

 

 

Rose Marie Kruger posted on 5/4/22

Rest in peace Darla .Deepest sympathy to Her Family

 

Brenda Loucks posted on 5/4/22

Karen, So very sorry to learn of your husband's passing.. My sincere sympathy to you and your family.

 

Betsy posted on 5/4/22

R. I. P. Aunt Carol, love you always.

 

Jeanne Rice posted on 5/4/22

Karen & family: so sorry to see that Gary passed away. I know you will miss him daily, but will have precious memories of healthier times in your heart.

 

Libby posted on 5/4/22

Carol you will be missed and always in our hearts.

 

Jerry & Karen Hirstein posted on 5/4/22

Harvey, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

 

Tara (Tockstein) Hulsey posted on 5/4/22

I knew Rodger in the mid-80's when we both worked at Human Services Center in Peoria. I remember his quirky sense of humor, his excellent, somewhat sarcastic wit, and his kindness. He was a gentle man. Multi-talented, a deep thinker, a lover of beer. He understood the ironies of life and approached them with compassionate humor. His ability to reach people at a therapeutic yet human level was something I always appreciated. Even though we'd lost touch years ago, he'd pop up in my memories always prompting a feeling of warmth and happiness. Rodger was one of those people you just carried around with you in your head despite him being a rather quiet, unassuming person. Every interaction I had with him was positive A rare spirit who left things, and people, better than they were before.

 

Tom M Knox posted on 5/3/22

Some of my VERY BEST memories include Rich. Witty, aware, unpretenious with more than a little bit of Desperado in German sensibilities.Hard worker, proficient partier, accomplished outdoorsman. One of the darn few who ALWAYS got the punchline. Until that time Eustis.

 

 

Suella Knox posted on 5/3/22

what a great guy!!!!

 

Janis Wood posted on 5/3/22

So sorry to hear of Marge's passing. Was so nice to see her a few years back when Don and I made a run through Springfield. Always had a good memory and nice stories to tell. All of you are in our thoughts.

 

Cherlyn Moffitt posted on 5/2/22

such a very sweet woman very kind i took care of her apt before i retired last year so sorry to hear this

 

Mary Theresa (Weitzel) Cobb posted on 5/2/22

I have many wonderful memories of our families getting together. Nothing better than a "bunch" of cousins to play with or to share memories with in our adult years. You will be missed.

 

Kelly Lueck posted on 5/2/22

I am sad to hear about Rich's passing. I want to express my condolences to the Lueck family and pray that God will give peace and strength to them during this time.

 

Peggy Matthews Reinstorf posted on 5/2/22

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.

 

Val Crowley posted on 5/1/22

So sorry for your loss.

 

 

Kurt Mundstock posted on 4/30/22

Doris was my Sunday school teacher at Faith Lutheran church. I’ll never forget her. I think of her when I see the Bible she gave me for learning the books of the Bible! May she Rest In Peace.

 

Pat Stevens posted on 4/28/22

We are sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. When I told our sons they all said what a sweet woman she was. They remember her as the resident surrogate grandmother on the block. Always ready to listen to their stories and share a cookie with them. We also remember her kindness, for example when our son was laid up in a body cast and she brought him a toy/trinket every day! She will be missed.

 

Ninia toquinto posted on 4/28/22

He was a wonderful person

 

Donn Klor posted on 4/28/22

I was saddened to learn of Jeannie's ( as we knew her ) passing. She was the first neighbor that I remembered as a kid, and always was so nice! My folks as well thought a lot of her and Bill...

 

Lu Ann Lowe posted on 4/27/22

Rick and Tom were good friends with my husband Charlie Lowe . I’m sure they are probably having a beer right now . R. I. P.

 

Marilee T Stone posted on 4/27/22

Joe, so sorry for your loss.

 

Rob Oger posted on 4/27/22

Im am so sorry for your loss. Chris was a good guy.

 

Kara dunlap posted on 4/26/22

I have many many great memories riding in the country on the golf cart with Carole looking at all the nature and taking the dogs for rides down by the crick. She will be greatly missed.

 

Phillipa Carroll Porter posted on 4/26/22

I enjoyed the after church fellowship with Ann when she was able to attend and the attention given to my Kitty Boy at Blessing of the Animals gatherings. She and Bill were cat lovers. Ann was very lovely & kind. May she rest for eternity in peace with God the father.

 

Mike Dougherty posted on 4/26/22

Tom is one of my many first cousins! We spent several years when we were young kids playing and going to the State Fair. We had a ton of fun when we were 9,10, 11,12 yrs old. I lived in Peoria Illinois at the time and we would come to Springfield to see my cousins. My sympathy to all of Tom’s family and friends.

 

Debbie James posted on 4/25/22

So sorry for your loss. I have many fun high school many with Chris.

 

Tony and Anna Marie Reese posted on 4/25/22

Pat, Theresa & Nick We are so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. Sending prayers and hugs your way.

 

Dorothy Crocks and Brenda Thompson posted on 4/25/22

Pat and Theresa So very sorry to hear about this. We wanted you to know that we're thinking about you and we're praying for your family.

 

Rick DeVault posted on 4/25/22

To the Bozarth family, our prayers and thought are with you during this time of loss. Chris was a super good guy and will be missed many. Rick DeVault and family.

 

Shannon kerchowski posted on 4/25/22

So very sorry for the Bozarth family. Spent a lot of time there as a kid. I had such a crush; he was so handsome . Prayers for healing as your family endured such a great loss.

 

 

Shelby (Fields) Carey posted on 4/25/22

To my cousin also known as Uncle Chris! We will forever remember you!!! You helped me ride my bike when was five, you helped me tie my shoes for school, Me and Conner loved wrestling around house with you! I will miss you forever and loved that you got to go see our good lord! Be happy and in peace

 

Dorothy Taft posted on 4/25/22

I feel a deep sadness hearing about the passing of Jeannie Marshall. She was a very talented person and a wonderful friend.

 

Sharlene Millburg Moore posted on 4/25/22

Glenna, so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.

 

 

Vikki Torres posted on 4/24/22

Chris you will be dearly missed. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ♥️

 

Leta Fite posted on 4/24/22

Friends with Carole for over 50 years & our Tax "LADY". She will be missed!! Deepest sympathy to her family.

 

Sandy posted on 4/24/22

To The Donaldson Family: I was saddened to hear of the passing of your beloved mother. Delbert and Louise have been part of many legendary family stories. The patience and care for us under the guidance of your mother has been appreciated by all of us. Sending blessings to your family.

 

Leona E. Hacker posted on 4/23/22

Theresa, Pat and family: Sorry for your loss. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

 

Dan Hogan Family posted on 4/23/22

Theresa, Pat, Nick: our sincere condolences for the heartbreaking loss of Craig. What beautiful memories we have of Craig in our home with his kindness and a helping hand, all the beautiful Proms and Homecomings, basketball games, and Craig on our vacations with his warm smile of happiness! You were always loved and appreciated! Miss you, The Hogan’s Dan, Mary Rose, Nikki, Allie, Hunter, Danielle and David, Blakelee, Davie

 

Mike and Theresa Sandidge posted on 4/23/22

Pat, Theresa, Nick and all of the family- You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Judy Crawford posted on 4/22/22

Pat So sorry for your loss My Prayers are with you and your family

 

 

The Voyles Family posted on 4/22/22

We are praying for you. We love you.

 

Sharon Brown posted on 4/21/22

I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. I remember her from the IDOR. She was a very nice lady. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Marilyn Norris posted on 4/21/22

Pat and Theresa Sorry for your loss Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for the days to come May the Lord be with you

 

Vicky Campbell posted on 4/21/22

Mother in law. You have been part of my life for over 30 years. Taught me many things... your potato soup recipe will be continued. All 3 boys survived to adulthood, that was truely a joint effort. RIP,

 

Lisa Bacon Edwards posted on 4/21/22

Pat & Theresa, I am so sorry for your loss. Your whole family has been in my thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Cherrill Lewis posted on 4/21/22

A dear friend. I have many fond memories of time spent with Wauline, honoring our colonial ancestors. I am grateful for the many hours of her time spent helping me with my lineage papers and other genealogical endeavors. She will be deeply missed and she will live on in my loving memory always. My sincerest condolence to Joy and family.

 

Sheryl Meyers posted on 4/21/22

Pat and Theresa, I am so sorry to hear of Craig passing. Thoughts & prayers sent you way. Sheryl Meyers & Tyler Yemm

 

Kathy McClelland posted on 4/21/22

Greg & Vicki just heard about your Mom this morning. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady. You will be in my thoughts & prayers. Kathy (Prior) McClelland

 

 

Mike Wennmacher posted on 4/21/22

Craig was a joy to watch play basketball and a joy to be around. Felt honored to have called so many of his games and to have known him. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Craig may be gone but he will never be forgotten.

 

Gary Drake posted on 4/21/22

Theresa, Pat and family. My condolences for the loss of your son. I hope you can find peace in the days and weeks to come. Prayers for you all.

 

Linda & Scott Mahan posted on 4/21/22

Pat and Theresa my heart is broken for you! You are in our thoughts and prayers!! Love, Linda

 

Jeri Rothe posted on 4/21/22

Theresa and Pat, I am so sorry. I cannot imagine the pain you are in. My prayers are with you.

 

Jan Boyd posted on 4/21/22

I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss. I have known you and your family and shared your pride and joy for bot Craig and Nick. Please accept Kris and my sympathies at this time.

 

George Michalski posted on 4/21/22

Pat, Theresa and Family. So sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you at this time.

 

Doug and Mary Neff posted on 4/21/22

Pat and Theresa, Doug and I are so sorry to learn about the tragic loss of your son. We are heartbroken for all of you. May knowing that many of your friends are praying for you bring you a bit of comfort during this very difficult time. Sending you big hugs and will be lifting you in prayer in the days and weeks to come. With our deepest sympathy, Doug and Mary (Richardson) Neff

 

 

George and Carol Kruse posted on 4/20/22

We are very sorry for your loss

 

Justteen (Boehler) Wolstenholm posted on 4/20/22

Pat,Theresa, Nick and all the family I am so sorry for your loss, all I can say is heaven is a little sweeter now! RIP Craig! Love , Justteen and family

 

Tim Rienstra posted on 4/20/22

Bless you Darla. I have truly enjoyed being your neighbor for the last 25 years. Blessings to all of your family.

 

Whitney posted on 4/20/22

Greg, Christine. Sorry I'm sorry to hear this.

 

Linda Pappas posted on 4/20/22

May you hold close to your heart all the wonderful memories that will get you through the dark days. I enjoyed working with Linda; she was always so pleasant. My deepest sympathies for your loss.

 

Rusty Isaiah Downs posted on 4/20/22

Dear Joy and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother, Wauline. I came to the house back in the early 90s and gave Ricky and Joy piano lessons! I saw firsthand each week when I would come to the house, the value and great importance that music played in life. Not only in her life but in the lives of her children! Wauline made sure that her family understood how music intertwines within our lives and assists in our developing the many aspects of our lives. Discipline, self-control, math, music, the spirit, emotions, and the depth they contribute in all of our lives! She made sure everyone received what they needed! She was an amazing woman of independence and a gifted musician! She had a knack for working with children and by doing so she enriched her own family! I’ll never forget when we had the piano recital at the church. Wauline made sure that both Ricky and Joy were there and participated in the event! Wauline was so very proud of her family!! She loved you kids and made sure each of you received the tools, support, and constant encouragement to help each of you soar like the Eagle in your lives! There was no doubt that God had placed us together! I learned as much as I shared each week when I visited the house! I just want to let you know how much your mother meant to me! And I saw how much each of you meant to her! She was a true follower of Jesus Christ and a wonderful and amazing individual! May God comfort you and give you peace during this difficult time and may He wrap His holy angels around you to give you peace.

 

John M Mate posted on 4/20/22

I knew here as a pier and co-employee at the Illinois Department of Revenue. She was a terrific individual and person. My condolences to her family.

 

Lindsay (McOlgan) Spoonmore posted on 4/20/22

Vicki & Family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Jean. May the cherished memories you have of her provide comfort during the difficult days ahead. Sincerely, Lindsay, Cody, and Carter Spoonmore

 

Rick Ramirez posted on 4/20/22

Greg and Christine My thoughts and prayers are with your family

 

Ted,Sue& Alyssa Decker posted on 4/19/22

So sorry for the Family members loss. God's got a new Angel

 

Martin and Janie Lee posted on 4/19/22

Precious memories of Jean. The years we spent at IBE in Florida were most enjoyable sharing activities with her. Lots of laughs in Craft classes she directed..

 

 

Annie Douglas posted on 4/19/22

She might be gone from this earth but believe me, I am sure she is an angel watching over all of you! RIP sweet lady.

 

Becky Hays & Barb Scharmer posted on 4/19/22

Barb & I are sending peace to you all during this hard time. We hope that smiles of happy memories of a life well-lived, soon replace the tears that are in your hearts now. Jean was a beautiful person & we are grateful to have had the opportunity to know her… Barb & Becky

 

Roxanna Schmidt-Gundy posted on 4/19/22

Bill,,Vic, Steve pand families, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Jean. I always enjoyed visiting with her when she used to walk her two precious schnauzers. She always had a smile on her face. You have my sincerest sympathy and are in my thoughts and prayers. Your neighbor, Roxy Schmidt-Gundy

 

 

Alice (Hargraves) Uzzle posted on 4/19/22

Rest In Peace, Dear Cousin. You leave us with many happy memories.

 

Carolyn R posted on 4/19/22

I worked with Verna at UGL. I remember her humor. She was so funny!

 

The Rosa Family posted on 4/18/22

To Jim and the boys: Joe, James and John, so sorry to hear your wife/mom. Prayers for the family during this difficult time. Gone from this earth, yet she will never be forgotten.

 

Nancy Ward posted on 4/17/22

So very sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful lady with such a beautiful smile. Loved seeing her in Church.

 

Denise A. (Bumpus) Matthew posted on 4/17/22

Sorry for your loss.

 

Linda & Bill O’Rourke posted on 4/17/22

Davis Family, So saddened to learn of Mrs. Davis passing. A wonderful woman and mother. Our condolences to all.

 

 

John Fleischacker posted on 4/17/22

My thoughts are with all of the family of Joe's sister. May she rest in eternal peace.

 

Patty Peterman posted on 4/16/22

Sincere sympathy to the family. Louise had a heart of gold and was there for me many times. I will miss our calls and visits as infrequent as they were since we moved to Florida. May angels surround all of you to make this transition easier.

 

Vickie Williams posted on 4/15/22

To the family of Louise: I am so sorry to hear of her passing. We were fellow members of the Springfield Ceramics and Crafts Club. She was a special lady and I always enjoyed seeing her at the club. She will be very missed.

 

Patricia Jacobs posted on 4/15/22

Rest In Peace!

 

Don Buckley posted on 4/14/22

Tom, I am so very sorry to learn of your mothers passing. Your love for her was clear to all who know you. Please also know my thoughts are with you during this trying time.

 

Pat Kuster posted on 4/13/22

Melita, my long time friend, I am so sorry to read this. Sincere sympathy to you and the family.

 

Scot E Hall posted on 4/13/22

I worked in Phoenix with Bob for many years. Bob was an inflencial peer I respected. I carry his advise and sharee wisdom daily

 

Ross E Kelley posted on 4/13/22

Johnny will be greatly missed. His laugh and humor could not be matched.

 

 

David A. Smith posted on 4/13/22

Miss ya buddy

 

willie west posted on 4/13/22

suzie i always liked talking to johnny he was a good man my condolences to the family

 

Jerry & Karen Hirstein posted on 4/13/22

Our thoughts and prayers are with John's family during this difficult. He was a great guy and we always enjoyed seeing him at the Sears reunions or running into him on our visits to Walmart. He will surely be missed by many.

 

 

Katheryn Norris posted on 4/13/22

Great caring person with a big heart! He was a very Proud Father! I knew John for years. Would occasionally run into him and catch up on both of our lives! John always had such great humor. May he rest in Peace! My condolences to his family!

 

 

Pam Rice posted on 4/13/22

I worked with Johnny for 8 years at Walmart. I remember I would be going in the morning to start my shift and he would be ending his shift and he would jump on his mini bike and say something funny to me and head home. There’s been a couple of times when my husband Tad would come in to shop and for some reason or another Johnny needed a ride home and Tad was more than happy to take him home. Johnny and I would talk about things that where funny or sad. Johnny will be missed but not forgotten.

 

Dakota L. Tomow posted on 4/13/22

No one compared. You will be truly missed. Safe journey my brother.

 

Nathan Williams posted on 4/13/22

If you knew Johnny, you were blessed. Aside from how funny he was, how much he cared about others, how well he manned the grill, etc., this man was the epitome of a fathers love. I am jealous of the girls for having such a great man to call their dad. Thanks for all the laughs and full bellies Johnny!

 

 

April Williams posted on 4/13/22

Truly missed.

 

Beth (Bollinger) Hlywiak posted on 4/13/22

Art was a very, very dear, beloved friend of our family. He was my dad's best friend from college days at Northwestern and became the dearest friend of our entire family all the years of our lives. He knew my brother and I before we were born, and took my dad's place in giving me away at my wedding, 5 months after my dad had passed away from cancer. Each of my three children came to know and love Art, and my oldest daughter named her little son Arthur. Rest in peace in your glorious heavenly home, Art! You are greatly missed and will always be remembered with very much love!

 

 

Kim Houston posted on 4/12/22

He worked in assembly at Walmart on Lejune while I was a CSM. He was always ready to help in any way he could. His kindness helped inspire me to pay it forward any time I could in any way I can. He will be dearly missed.

 

Josephine Catteau posted on 4/12/22

John & Family - Linda was such a wonderful person to work with & always very pleasant. She will definitely be missed by all that knew her. I found out from Jackie Chambers of Linda's passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

 

Terry and Bonnie Ribble posted on 4/12/22

We have been customers of Lake Area Disposal Servies for over 30 years and lived near the family for many years in the New City area. Our sincere sympathy to the family.

 

Melissa Patterson posted on 4/12/22

I am so sorry to hear about Johnny passing. I just loved him. I remember hanging down at you guys house in Auburn on Isabelle? Remember that? I loved seeing and talking to him at home when I was at Sunset. I am going to be out of state and will not be able to get to funeral, but please know , Sending my love and prayers your alls way.

 

Brenda Smith posted on 4/12/22

John was a great guy. We met st Washington bMiddle School. Then worked together at wWalmart. Smart and very funny. Always said hello. Hard worker. So sorry for his family. Rest in peace friend

 

Tim VonBehren posted on 4/12/22

So sorry to hear that Coni passed away. She was my first love in those magical years of our youth cruising the streets of Springfield in our Dusters with chrome wheels, loud mufflers and and limitless teenage passion for life. I'm glad to see she went on to have children, grandchildren, family and a full life.- Thanks for the memories Hugger.

 

Tami Filson-Kruger posted on 4/12/22

Jimmy and Robin, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. I sure did love your parents ❤️

 

Kathy (Jablonski) Corbett posted on 4/11/22

May sincere condolences to you Tom, Judy and Michael. Your mother was a wonderful person. God Bless. Hugs to all Much love...

 

 

Robin Miller-Ellison posted on 4/11/22

You will be missed so very much. Forever in our hearts daddy!

 

Jim Zimmermann posted on 4/11/22

As a sophomore, Tracy would always liven up my last hour P.E.class at Riverton High School!

 

Roger Purnell posted on 4/11/22

We had plenty of good memories. We had some wild times at good ole Rockin Robin back in the days. Good friend who will be misses

 

Rose Connolly posted on 4/11/22

Florine is a beautiful child of God. She made me smile with her happiness. Sophie loved her too.

 

Terry Mathews-Moffitt posted on 4/11/22

Jim and Robin and family- My heart goes out to you. I only met your Dad a few times, but through you I can't help but see what a good man he was. Take it one day at a time, God love you and keep you.

 

Charlotte Smith posted on 4/10/22

I just found out today from my mom. I always remember Bryan as one of the "older kids" in school who always had a smile. May his family and other loved ones be blessed.

 

Linda Roberts posted on 4/10/22

We lived next door to Don and Fern Crenshaw on So.Pasfield. Donnie and Barbara were playmates for my sister and me. Such good memories. Please accept my most sincere condolences.

 

Susan Boblitt posted on 4/10/22

Thoughts and Prayers for the family of Marge. She was a great friend. I will miss her.

 

Bob Buskis posted on 4/9/22

Donna, very sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.

 

Carey Powell posted on 4/9/22

Leigh Ann , David and Blaine I'm sorry to hear about your Mom passing , my condolences to all of you and your entire family . Growing up in Jerome I have lots of great memories with all of you and your Mom and Dad . We will keep all of you in our prayers .

 

Lori Howlett posted on 4/9/22

I have amazing memories of you from school. Class of '81 will always love you.

 

Frank Spizzirri posted on 4/9/22

My sincere condolences and prayers to Tom, Judy, Michael and the entire Gartland Family. Florine did God's work for many years, and for that we thank her for a life well lived. Thank you and God Bless You.

 

Tammy Prejusa posted on 4/9/22

That was a beautiful tribute video. Julie my sweet friend, love and hugs to you and your family. May God wrap His loving, comforting arms around y'all.

 

Trish (Pat) Alley Laubner posted on 4/8/22

So sorry for your loss. We met in middle school and graduated from Springfield together. I have many fond memories of Connie and all the mischief we all got into as a class, and the fun we had from football to basketball games, Invite dances, homecoming and prom. I always say the tears we cry for our lost ones are diamonds going up to them. When it’s our time a beautiful necklace of diamond tears will be returned to you by your love ones.

 

Linda Phegley posted on 4/8/22

I am so very sorry for your loss. I met Coni at Franklin Middle School and knew her all the way through high school. Very sad to hear this.

 

 

Gary Klinger posted on 4/8/22

Rest In Peace buddy, you we’re always a loyal friend to me and I’ll never forget that, “May the memory of Tracy Houser bring you comfort and peace.”

 

William A Harrison posted on 4/7/22

I attended Eastern Laboratory Grade School, and Charleston HS with Bob. He was a member of my mother's Cub Scout Den.

 

Kadie Patton posted on 4/7/22

Grandma Jane, Jennifer and family.. I’m so sorry for your loss. I will always be so grateful that I got to meet and vacation with Bob in Az. I always looked forward to you all visiting Springfield as well. He was always so much fun to chat with. Always had something to say! my prayers and my heart go out to you.. he will be greatly missed.

 

justin ackerman posted on 4/7/22

The days will not shine as bright with you gone, but the darkness of the night will be bright with you shining down. We love you and Miss you justin, jennifer, charlie and hannah

 

Kathy Lee posted on 4/7/22

To Coni’s family, I am grateful to have worked with Coni for many years. She provided care and comfort to her patients, and was appreciated by patients, their families and her coworkers. My thoughts are with you.

 

Randy and Margie posted on 4/6/22

We will miss our dear Springfield neighbor. Such a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with Bob’s family.

 

Jane Ellen Runkel posted on 4/6/22

I met Linda in 1986. We immediately connected with each other. She helped me through some of the toughest times of my life. She was always there for me and always said things I needed to hear, not always what I wanted to hear. RIP Linda♥️ Please say hello to Larry for me May God comfort your family at this time

 

 

Angie Stuebe posted on 4/6/22

Linda was a great lady and always had a kind word to say about people. She will be missed by family, friends and neighbors.

 

Rod & Cathy Mitchell posted on 4/6/22

So so sorry our prayers are with you

 

Pat and Marcela posted on 4/6/22

Phil, Kim, Liz, Elena, & Samantha. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Lori Gottschalk. (Lori G) posted on 4/6/22

My encounters with Linda were always met with grace, love, authenticity and a kind smile. Thank you Linda

 

Bill Schimek posted on 4/6/22

Denise and I want to express our condolences for Carols passing, we have many found memories of you and Carol. Bill and Denise Schimek

 

Felipa Neri Salgado posted on 4/6/22

Victor, my dear brother, I am truly sorry for your loss. Linda was always very kind and loving towards you. My favorite memories were all the stories you told about how much fun both you and John had during mealtime... in addition to the care packages, she would send you. Linda was a ray of sunshine and a loving human being. I am grateful she and John were a part of your life.

 

Todd Bortmess posted on 4/5/22

Very sorry for your loss chuck! My mom and dad thought the world of your mom and cherished their friendship going back to their Lanphier days. She was a wonderful woman! Our deepest condolences!

 

Phyllis/Don Cunningham posted on 4/5/22

So sorry for your loss Chuck. Please accept our sincere condolences for you and your family.

 

Phoebe M McGreevy posted on 4/5/22

I am so sorry for your loss. MaryEllen was a wonderful,fun and caring friend for many years. My thoughts and prayers are with the Sattler family.

 

Kay Reese posted on 4/5/22

We are so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Prayers for your family. Billy and Kay Reese

 

Bitsy Law-Intersoft Systems, Inc. posted on 4/5/22

Our company, and myself personally worked with Linda for over 30 years. She was always so knowledgeable and fun and easy to work with. We will truly miss her. Prayers for her family.

 

Patty Peterman posted on 4/5/22

Thinking of you Shirley and asking God to use his Angels to comfort you and the boys.

 

Donald yarbrough posted on 4/5/22

It is time for her to rest high on the mountain. Frank will see you at the final formation

 

 

A.J. (Alice Jane) Hall posted on 4/5/22

God's Blessings to my young cousin, whom I never knew very well ... and to her surviving family. Treasure the memories.

 

Tracey Adkins posted on 4/5/22

Our deepest condolences to the entire Sattler family - you are in our prayers. Sincerely, Wilma Heckenkamp & Tracey Adkins

 

Jayne Carlock posted on 4/4/22

Dear Courtney, so sorry to hear about your mom. I know the two of you were very close. With all my sympathy

 

Jeannie Serra posted on 4/4/22

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of beautiful Coni! She was an extraordinary person who had so much love in her heart. She was so strong and fought like a warrior! We are deeply saddened and she will be missed. Love and prayers for all of you in the difficult days ahead. Jeannie and Jim Serra

 

Denny and Chris Kirchgesner posted on 4/4/22

To all the Wombwell family. Our deepest sympathy & prayers on the passing of your mom, Mary Ann. She was the sweetest neighbor lady to our Indian Hills family for many years. She was so kind, soft-spoken, & always smiling. In later years I saw her at Mass in the Cathedral. May she rest in everlasting peace.

 

Tony and Anna Marie Reese posted on 4/4/22

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

Debbie posted on 4/4/22

Larry was the best neighbor anyone could have asked for. If he saw something that needed to be done, he would do it without me even asking. Even when he was very ill, he was still out with the snowblower cleaning my drive and sidewalks. He will be missed. Rest in Peace, my friend!

 

Susan Nelson posted on 4/4/22

Frank, Sharon was one of my favorite patients and your love for each other was so strong and evident at each visit. You both brought a smile to my face and heart. Your memories of her will always be in your heart. I am so very sorry.

 

Bud and Carol Nation posted on 4/4/22

We have been lots of miles together going to motorcycle races, lots of breakfasts at Bob Evans, singing at church and just gatherings, We miss you but know you are in heaven. What better place to be.

 

David M Kerwin posted on 4/3/22

Such a wonderful woman with a huge heart and humble, loving presence. All will miss her.

 

Rita Eggleston Graves posted on 4/3/22

Oh the memories I have of Janice. She and dean were our youth leaders at Knox for many years. They always brought Leigh Ann and Blain (before David was born) with them to our Sunday night group then we would go to their home in Jerome that Dean had built and have soda and popcorn. She and Dean encouraged us in our church activities . As adult she was fun. I know she loved her family our country and our Lord Jesus Christ.Rip Janice thanks for the memories

 

 

Erica Estrada-Holmberg posted on 4/3/22

I remember spending a lovely weekend with Linda years ago after Uncle John passed away. She was so warm, loving and welcoming. Though I know she will be missed here, I know she is being comforted by Uncle John and those who left before her.

 

anne hofferkamp posted on 4/2/22

Frank - I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Bob & Mary Jane Painter posted on 4/2/22

Frank, we are so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Larry Miller posted on 4/2/22

Frank our thought and prayers our with you.

 

willie west posted on 4/2/22

your mom was a great woman my condolences to the family

 

Laurel Adams posted on 4/2/22

What a beautiful lady… thru and thru ❤️

 

Therese Schmidgall posted on 4/1/22

Joy and Family - So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. Keeping your family in our prayers. Deepest sympathies.

 

Vicky and Brian Beeler posted on 4/1/22

One of the best neighbors anyone could ask for. My prayers and thoughts to all of you. She was truly a great lady, mom and friend.

 

Cathy Bollmeier posted on 4/1/22

To the Wombwell Family. I am Sorry for your loss. Maryann Was a kind, sweet and faithful Lady. I will keep her and all of you in my prayers, Words cannot express how saddened I am for all of you, May God bless her and keep her in his loving arms.

 

Sally Galliher posted on 4/1/22

Bill, I’m sorry for your loss and pray for comfort and peace for you through this time and beyond. My deepest sympathies to the family.

 

Sue Willis posted on 4/1/22

Bill, so sorry to hear about Carol. I have fond memories of you & her back in the day. You have my heartfelt sympathy.

 

Gregg and Mary Finigan posted on 4/1/22

So sorry for your loss! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!

 

Steve & Patty Hanson posted on 4/1/22

Bill and family, so sorry for your loss. Carole was a wonderful person and we will keep her on our thoughts and prayers.

 

Rev. Brendan Griffey and Parishes of Immaculate Conception and St. Anthony's posted on 3/31/22

Heartfelt prayers and sympathy to the Wombwell Family for the great loss of your caring Mother, Mary Ann. Our parishes are remembering you at this time of grieving.

 

Deborah Ehemann posted on 3/31/22

Mark, You and I went to grade school together at Sacred Heart Grade School, I am so sorry to hear about your mom, she was always so nice. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Debbie (Schweska) Ehemann

 

Marilynne Gand posted on 3/31/22

I'm so sorry to hear this. What a wonderful person she was. Always so kind to me at the Bureau. My thoughts and prayers are with you John.

 

Laura Dial posted on 3/30/22

John So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 3/30/22

Frank & family. I am so sorry for your loss. It is hard to describe the loss of a parent, I know you loss, I lost my parents many years ago. The heart ache never goes away. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Mark McGrath posted on 3/30/22

Art and my dad's cousin, Joseph 'Bud' McGrath, used to go out for breakfast after morning mass. I'd go with them when I could and learned a lot about how things used to be. When Bud got older, anytime he needed something Art was always there to help. I'd also get together with Art for lunch. He was busy learning another language or something new that caught his interest! He always asked about how my family was doing...

 

John and Linda Cordery posted on 3/29/22

Diana, Matt, Michael and Ashley, We are so sorry for your loss. No one could ever love their family more than Kris. You, his parents, brothers and sisters, and especially his grandkids, provided him much love and joy. His strong will was an inspiration to everyone that had the pleasure to know him. RIP Schaf!

 

 

John & Karen Fleischacker posted on 3/29/22

John, our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. I always appreciate how kind you and Linda were to Karen and I. We will always have very fond memories of you two. Linda will always be remembered and missed by all who had the honor to know her. May Linda rest in eternal peace.

 

 

Robert Bortmess posted on 3/29/22

Robert and Carol Bortmess sends their deepest condolences to all the family! Bob and Carol were great friends with Jim and Georgina and shared many wonderful memories together.

 

Brad Lindquist posted on 3/29/22

I'm so glad we were able to get together and talk about old time before you passed. Debbie, I'm so sorry.

 

Ken and Nancy Miller posted on 3/29/22

So sorry to hear about the death of your mother. Sincerely Ken and Nancy Miller

 

Hal and Deb Wakefield posted on 3/29/22

Hal and I are saddened we have just seen this and missed our chance to pay our respects at Ron's funeral. We have so many wonderful memories of Ron! He was always positive and full of life and energy. You get to know someone after riding a bicycle all day with them. We are glad we had that chance with him.

 

 

Helen Roppel posted on 3/29/22

Georginia was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. She was devoted to her family and brought light wherever she went. She will be dearly missed by so many. She's up there with Jim, her dear husband, now. RIP my friend.

 

Bill Sheehan posted on 3/29/22

Deepest sympathy to the entire Wombwell family on the passing of Mary Ann. A truly nice lady! May she rest in peace.

 

 

Hattie S May posted on 3/28/22

I remember Mike from his days at Komatsu in Chattanooga. He was well liked by everyone. And always had a smile and warm greeting. Debbie, so sorry for your loss.

 

 

JUDY GORDON posted on 3/28/22

MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, RESPECTFULLY, JUDY GORDON

 

The Bedolli Family posted on 3/28/22

The family of Albert and Elsie Bedolli would like to extend our deepest sympathies to your family.Peace

 

 

Kathleen S Hermon posted on 3/28/22

A wonderful, dear friend

 

 

Kathleen S Hermon posted on 3/28/22

A wonderful, dear friend

 

 

Kathleen S Hermon posted on 3/28/22

A wonderful, dear friend

 

Dinah Willard posted on 3/28/22

To all the family, I am sorry. What a sweet person! She will be missed.

 

 

Terri Son posted on 3/28/22

Very sweet woman

 

 

Tara posted on 3/27/22

We love you Grandma. You will forever be in our hearts and an angel among us.

 

Butch and Judith Wheatley posted on 3/27/22

Mrs. Georginia was a wonderful, sweet neighbor. I would get up in the morning and look out and could see her sitting at her table. When her curtains were up, I knew she was okay. She always had a beautiful smile. She will be missed. Our prayers are with the family.

 

Celine”Mizeur” Bentley posted on 3/27/22

Art “Buddy” was a kind gentle man. I m from a large family and my older brothers included Buddy in many of our family activities. He was very much a part of our family and we loved him, especially my Brother, Gene! Rest In Peace!

 

Carlo Goetz posted on 3/27/22

Dear Goetz Family in Springfield, we are very sad about the passing of Jeanie. We often think of the wonderful days we were able to spend with Jeanie and Edward in Springfield and here in Germany. She was a wonderful woman, warm and funny. And so we will always carry her in our thoughts. Carlo, Annette, Jonas and Mira

 

Linda Fernandes posted on 3/26/22

Kate and James...so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family

 

Don Kuhn posted on 3/26/22

I met Tom at Times Mirror Cable Tv when monitoring was worthwhile..... he was a good guy...... I will never forget him

 

Linda Miller posted on 3/26/22

My sympathy to all of you on the passing of Mary Ann. She was a wonderful person. We worked together several years - was actually for the University of Illinois Extension located in the Farm Bureau Building at that time. She, along with another co-worker, Judy Sunley (now passed) enjoyed our working years together a great deal. Mary Ann was one of the nicest caring people I have ever met. we stayed in touch over the years, however, it had probably been approximately 4 years since I had any contact.

 

Jane Staley posted on 3/26/22

He and my mom, Wilma Ley Staley, were first cousins. I've known him all my life. May Gof bless him.

 

Maureen Drake Cavanagh posted on 3/26/22

I am so sorry for your loss. What a dear woman. Many times I benefited from her cooking and she was a talent. Such a giving person. I am sorry.

 

Dick and Ginger Rush posted on 3/25/22

Betty, sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother.

 

Judy Richardson posted on 3/25/22

Tom was a great friend back in the day, I am truly sad to here of his passing. Prayers to his family and friends. R.I.P Tom

 

Ellen & Thomas Robinson posted on 3/25/22

Sending sympathetic prayers and thoughts to you as you grieve this significant loss. Peace and strength to Ron's family and friends.

 

Derek Clark posted on 3/25/22

Rest In Peace Sir! The Good Lord and the Corps of Marines that guard the streets of Haven are certainly richer since "Quigs" arrival there. My condolences and my prayers for peace and comfort to Tom's family and friends. God bless you all!

 

Don Corrigan posted on 3/25/22

A childhood friend of mine with many good memories of shared adventures. May you rest in peace, Tom.

 

Derek Clark posted on 3/25/22

Rest in Peace Sir! The Good Lord and the Corps of Marines that guard the streets of heaven are certainly richer since “Quigs” arrival there. My condolences and my prayers for peace and comfort to Tom’s family and friends. God bless you all!

 

 

Deb Abbott posted on 3/25/22

Sympathies to Nancy and family on the loss of their dear Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Deb Abbott and the Fay siblings (Iowa cousins).

 

Gene and Debbie Acree posted on 3/25/22

Mary and family, we are so sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you peace.

 

Dorothy and George Horak posted on 3/25/22

Dear Jim Nancy and Families, George and I watched the video you all took the time to produce and it is wonderful. What a great tribute to Rick. We enjoyed their visits and our different activities together in Lake Havasu as well as Glenwood. They were important volunteers in the Senior Outreach Program at St. Andrew’s. I will miss our conversations on the phone and I think of them both a lot. Take care. We send our love to everyone.❤️

 

Joyce Willoughby posted on 3/25/22

We want to send you all our most sincere condolences. My mom Maxine Bailey wanted me to make sure I told you.

 

Jan Stratton posted on 3/24/22

Only met Tom once when he came to Baldwyn Ms he was a buyer for Newby’s Used Cars he was a true family man and when he would call the office he would always sing an Elvis song truly loved and respected that man

 

Jan Stratton posted on 3/24/22

Tom was an awesome man I only met him once when he came to Baldwyn Ms to buy cars he came to my office at Newby s Used Cars and I knew right away how he loved his family when he would call the business he always sang an Elvis song sweet man

 

Susan Verardi posted on 3/24/22

Leann & Adele, I wish you only good memories of Mrs. Wilkin. Hugs to both of you.

 

Jacob Pearson posted on 3/24/22

I miss you Uncle Darin. I know you can’t see this of course, but you and Aunt Heidi mean so much to me. Thank you for introducing me to the Zelda games, sparking creativity in me, and helping me become who I am today.

 

Susan Weeks posted on 3/24/22

So sorry for the loss of ur step mother. Sure hope we get to see each other again. Hear ur back❤️

 

Alan Alewelt posted on 3/24/22

Condolences Wilkins family, I remember your mom being so nice when we were all running around as kids. I’m sure you have some great memories of her to hold on to.

 

Pamela Campbell posted on 3/24/22

Very sorry for your loss. Your neighbor, Pam Campbell

 

 

Brad and Sherry Lindsay posted on 3/23/22

Rejoice in the memories

 

Lucy Anderson Telton posted on 3/23/22

Mariam and I were childhood friends at Crestwood Elementary. I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Kim Carlock posted on 3/23/22

May Peace be with you all!

 

 

Vivien Kretz posted on 3/23/22

Georgina was my wonderful host grandma during my time in the US. Every room she entered, she flooded with joy and light. I remember her as outstandingly caring, especially for her family. Even though age put obstacles into her marriage, Georgina and her husband James were inseparable and their love bloomed vividly. I wish outmost strength to all those grieving.

 

 

Vivien Kretz posted on 3/23/22

Georgina was my wonderful host grandma during my time in the US. She was always filled with light and joy and her marriage was beautiful even when age provided obstacles for her and her husband. She was deeply loved by all members of her wonderful and caring family and put so much light into all the lives she touched. I wish outmost strength to all those grieving the loss of Georgina.

 

Sharon Frigo posted on 3/23/22

We were so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. We have so many wonderful memories of your mom and dad. They hold a very special place in our hearts. Love Sharon and Tony Frigo

 

 

Dawn Lowis posted on 3/22/22

Rick my man you were the best buddy I could’ve asked for!!!! I’m going to miss you sooooo much!!! Rest In Peace Until We Meet Again!!!!! Love you Buddy!!!!!!

 

 

Kristina Renee Wisdom posted on 3/22/22

I remember every summer when I went out there my papa was a perfect man

 

Byron Nesbitt, Greenville, SC posted on 3/22/22

Nopie, Vickie, and Gracie, I am sad to learn that Ron passed. I fondly remember all of you Castleman family from the early days of the Spfld Bicycle Club. Enjoyed Ron's wry humor and a man to admire.

 

Chad Schaive posted on 3/22/22

Betty will be missed by all who knew her. Betty, Nino, Tyler & Family Our Deep deepest Condolences on your loss.

 

Julie Ann Richards posted on 3/22/22

Ron was such a great neighbor and I remember that when my brother was just an infant with a very high fever, Ron swooped into action and drove him to the hospital. We remember him fondly and to Nopie, Vickie, and Gracie we send our warmest condolences.

 

Lesa SCHAIve posted on 3/22/22

Dear Betty, My heart breaks learning g of the passion g of your sweet mom. Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

 

Alicia Route posted on 3/22/22

Jason was my very first boss at the Illinois Comptroller's Office. I will remember him for his smile, his kind heart, and his great sense of humor. He will be truly missed. My deepest condolences to the Emmet family.

 

Jean Richards posted on 3/22/22

Nopie, Vickie & Gracie, We are so sorry for your loss. We all loved Ron. What a great guy he was. The Richards Family.

 

Tammy (Kirk) Gilchrese posted on 3/22/22

Sending prayers and condolences to the Emmett family and the countless number of friends who Jason was loved by. Fly high friend, you are healed now! I miss you.

 

Ethel Spencer posted on 3/22/22

Jason was the best neighbor anyone could ask for. Before he became Ill he loved playing basketball with my two grandsons. Before Covid we use to visit. We continued to talk by phone.I have chased his little dog a many day. I am going to miss him a lot.

 

Ethel Spencer posted on 3/22/22

The best neighbor

 

 

Paula Garthaus posted on 3/21/22

My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and family.

 

David Griffen posted on 3/21/22

Dear Peggy, I am so sorry about the loss of Eric. You and your family are in my prayers. You have my deepest sympathy. - David Griffen

 

Joy Lloyd posted on 3/21/22

Jan sorry sorry for your loss

 

Cody Dippel posted on 3/21/22

Geni was saved and had a reservation to fill. She wanted only happiness for others. I hope to be as satisfied in life as she was. She was certainly a role model to me in our friendship and keep her close to my heart.

 

Dinah Willard posted on 3/21/22

I am very sorry for your loss. She was a great lady!

 

Steve Womack posted on 3/21/22

One of the nicest and genuine people I’ve ever met……always smiling and laughing……those are my memories. My deepest condolences to the Emmett family.

 

william doster posted on 3/20/22

Great person. Proud to have served with her.

 

Deb Crawford posted on 3/20/22

I'm so sorry to read this. I worked with Jason at the Comptroller's office. He was a great guy with a great sense of humor!! He will be missed!

 

Craig Fishburn posted on 3/20/22

Eric and I were good friends back in the 1970s in Val-E-Vue as well as after he moved back to Spfld from Wisconsin. We had many fun times and I remember Eric was always a good sport and ready for the next teen age adventure.

 

Michael Stannard posted on 3/20/22

We are saddened to hear about the passing of Jeanie. She was a wonderful neighbor and party hostess. May her Soul Rest in Peace and may the Perpetual Light shine upon her. Our prayers are with the Crowell and Goetz families. Sinverely, Michael, Dodie, Cavan and Brendan Stannard

 

Kristy Way, SSHS Class of 1995 posted on 3/20/22

My thoughts are with Jeff’s entire family. I’m so sorry for the loss of Jeff. My sincerest condolences.

 

Robert pinkston posted on 3/20/22

Just heard the news Devastated and extreme sad Geni has been a great friend to me for a long time since I was a teenager at church, Would spend many a time with her and her family over the years visiting and having fun. She was always sweet and nice to me when at times others were not, Even though life took us on different paths and we rarely saw each other much, , we still would occasionally communicate and keep up thru Facebook. R.I.p. geni you are sorely missed.

 

 

elysia cruickshank posted on 3/20/22

she was always a mom to everyone.. she was a very funny sweet person . always made us all laugh .. she took kids in like they were her own . she was a very beautiful person . she will be missed .

 

Rommel and Hazel Manansala posted on 3/20/22

May God grant you and your family the strength to bear this loss. Our heartfelt condolences.

 

Heidi. (Dental office) posted on 3/20/22

I am so sorry for your and Rumer’s loss. Prayers for you guys.

 

J posted on 3/20/22

I never knew how hard this day would be We had our ups and downs fights in arguments you never gave up on me you've always been there blood doesn't make you family your actions do and you are my life God I miss you and love you with my entire heart but your in a good place your with your Best friend you guys are probably picking on each other love you both

 

J posted on 3/20/22

Life

 

 

Angie Miller posted on 3/20/22

I'm sorry to see you go Brother. SSHS Class of 1995

 

 

Bill Morman posted on 3/19/22

What a beautiful loving person Bonnie was. I was fortunate to have been a friend to this marvelous human being for 50 years. She will be missed. Bonnie I love you.

 

Therese Shanle posted on 3/19/22

Doris was one of a kind ... such a special soul. RIP

 

Jennifer stapleton posted on 3/19/22

I’m so sorry for your loss! Keeping your family in my prayers

 

Nate Irwin posted on 3/19/22

Already miss youy friend, fly high and keep an eye out for us. Love you J.

 

John Fleischacker posted on 3/19/22

Greg, my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. May your stepmother rest in eternal peace.

 

Kiley Marsaglia posted on 3/18/22

Prayers for Peace and Comfort, and may your Loving Memories carry you through and remain in your Heart Always. ❤️

 

Deanine Carter Gilbertson posted on 3/18/22

Eric was a friend to me in school at Grant and Jane Adams. We had a great time in Val-E-Vue. He always had a smile! Prayers to all of his family and friends.

 

 

Patti delich posted on 3/18/22

Prayers for Peggy and family

 

Nancy Baumann Blanchetti posted on 3/18/22

Rosel I’m very sorry for your loss. Many hugs and prayers to you and your family

 

 

Dee Dee (Millard) Spaulding posted on 3/18/22

To the Knowski Family. I have many memories of times spent with Eric's family when he was younger. Our family spent time with him and his siblings, mom and dad. It was always a good time for all. I also went to school with Eric. He was my brother Don's age and they have been friends since childhood. I always thought of him like another big brother who always had my back. He will be missed by many.

 

Joella Krause posted on 3/17/22

My condolences to the Hughes extended family. Nancy was a good woman with a good heart. I’m sorry to hear of her passing.

 

Marianne Scannura posted on 3/17/22

Dear Knowski family, We are so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, and son. We remember our first meeting at the Express Care Christmas Party. He was such a kind, loving man. Peggy always had great stories of him and the family that she shared with us at work. All our Love, Marianne and Lou Scannura, Berthoud, CO

 

Phyllis Storey posted on 3/17/22

I worked with Betty at Horace Mann. She was a sweet and fun lady. Very sorry for your loss.

 

 

Roxy Schmidt-Gundy posted on 3/17/22

To Doris's Family: I am so sorry for the loss of your Aunt. She will be dearly missed. I worked at the Illinois State Police with Doris during her volunteer years. She was always such a sweetheart and so pleasant to be around. I truly enjoyed every conversation I had with Doris. She is out of her pain now and back with her husband. I feel truly blessed to have known Doris and loved her smile! Your have my sincerest sympathies.

 

Michelle posted on 3/17/22

Betty was always thinking of others and had a heart of gold. We will miss her smile and laugh. Rest In Peace Betty. Bill, Michelle, Wes and Danielle Hunt

 

Cheryl Boehmke posted on 3/17/22

So sorry for your loss. We wish you peace.

 

Karen Olive posted on 3/17/22

Rosel, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.

 

David Ballance posted on 3/17/22

A privilege and joy to have worked with Eric. Praying comfort for Peggy, Eric's family, SCSO, and Eric's friends. I know he had many

 

Sherry waldron posted on 3/16/22

Prayers for a healing heart.

 

John Busciacco posted on 3/16/22

Toni and family, so sorry for your loss. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

 

Bobby & April Dambacher posted on 3/15/22

Randy and family. Sorry for your loss. Prayers & hugs.

 

Judy posted on 3/15/22

To the family, I used to work for Betty at Horace Mann, she will be missed. She was always a friendly person and had a smile RIP Betty

 

Eva colvin/ morgan posted on 3/15/22

Mom Larson I will always be so very greatful for the love you taught me if not for you I won’t be able to show the ginger love in my heart ❤️ you opened your heart ❤️ love love me and twin you was the best roll Model in my live you showed me the meaning of true love rip momma Larson gone but never forgotten I love u

 

Chris Reed posted on 3/14/22

I had the pleasure of developing a wonderful friendship over the past several years. She would always have a glowing smile and infectious laugh. I truly am blessed to have known this incredible woman who I will forever miss!

 

Nancy Vereen posted on 3/14/22

I knew Bonnie because i often had contact with her about work matters. It was always a highlight of my day when i had to talk with her. She was smart, knew her job well and was hilariously funny! I'm thinking of your loved ones as they say goodbye.

 

 

Lin (Lucy) Vautrain posted on 3/13/22

I remember Bonnie working so hard on her nieces wedding dress! Even when she was so sick she was always thinking of others. She was a light in so many lives.

 

Marvin R Cohnen posted on 3/13/22

My deepest sympathy to his Family

 

ELLEN j. Robinson posted on 3/13/22

Thank you for sharing sandy life story with us. I was a volunteer under her training on Saturdays during the April and May tour schedule. She helped me cope with the large groups. She was so kind to me and others who worked long hours for free. God bless her family and friends as they grieve this significant loss.

 

Marvin Cohnen posted on 3/13/22

I knew Duke for many years lived next door to him And Helen on east Adam's st He was a great neighbor also knew Both Jimmy and Rick.and his Helen I do have fond memories of him may he rest in peace.

 

Chris Beiderbecke posted on 3/12/22

I am shocked and stunned to have just learned of Ron's passing. I'm deeply sorry I didn't check sooner. Ron and I first met when he was a cook and I was a waiter at Boar's Head restaurant in Moline. We hit it off immediately, even though I was several years his senior. And throughout his journeys and accomplishments, we always would touch base. He helped me on a legal matter a few years ago and I would stay in touch after his diagnosis. I'd try to keep things positive and showed an interest in his treatment and the choices he faced. I hope I helped in some small way. I'm so sad to now see that I'd responded to his last message briefly but said I was outdoors at the moment and would respond with more later. Unfortunately I hadn't. I reached out a couple more times but didn't get a response. I guess I just didn't want to believe that he had succumbed. I thought maybe he just wasn't up for conversation. I'm so deeply saddened that he is no longer with us. He was a kind, very bright, droll, and witty man. He was a good man. And as others have noted, his daughter was his everything. I'm into aviation and was happy to learn that he was going for his license and looked forward to flying with him. Now he'll have to fly without me. Rock on Ron. Rock on. You are missed.

 

 

Janet Wells posted on 3/12/22

I worked in Directory Assistance with Greg for many years. I remember his generosity, whenever there was an office collection for someone in need, Greg gave generously. He was a lot of fun and I enjoyed working with him. I remember the tragic deaths of his brothers Kevin & Brian, too. Greg was special. We all loved him.

 

 

Bobby and Betty Cox posted on 3/11/22

Mariam and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Tina Harrison posted on 3/11/22

Allyson, I am so sorry to hear of your grandpa's passing. Doug and I send our love and prayers to you and your family.

 

Frank Reda posted on 3/11/22

Lynda, I am so sorry for your loss. John was the best; reserved, honest, a real gentleman and a true class act.

 

Bob and Christine Cumberland posted on 3/10/22

Aunt Nancy, You were such a sweet spirit. We had a special bond as long as I can remember. We will miss your hand made cards. Your infectious laugh reminded me of Grandma and Aunt Cleo. We will always remember the special days that we had with you and my Mom especially in the Valley. Rest In Peace dear sweet Aunt, until we meet again.

 

 

Joyce Hope Roberts posted on 3/9/22

Knew Nancy from school days in Cut Bank Montana. Very nice girl.

 

Connie Bonde Hiatt posted on 3/9/22

I loved Nancy’s article and I’m glad I had time for visitations on the phone with her. We always loved to reminisce. We laughed about growing up in Cut Bank as Jack Hughes lived right across the street from me. We all loved to play ball at the Anna Jeffries School playground which included soft ball & basketball, marbles, flying kites and roller skating on the sidewalk. We had our own recreation center on the North Side. I missed Jack and now I am sorry about Nancy leaving too. We were in the band together, loved our parades, riding the bus to “away” ball games was fun too. I am so lucky to have all her creative cards which I adored. Nancy & I “were home alone” as my husband was in a long term facility. We had long conversations and just enjoyed our friendship & remembered all our good times. Also, we were always so great full for our daughters. They made our world a beautiful place as we aged. I will miss Nancy—-but I’m glad we had time to laugh and bond our friendship from Cut Bank, Montana school years gone by. It was a good place to grow up and many of us found our future husbands there too. It’s been a good life!

 

 

Sharry Lea Downs posted on 3/9/22

Forever and Always in my heart. You were one of a kind ! You will live forever in the memories we shared.

 

Joseph G Sargent posted on 3/9/22

Nancy and my ex wife Dorothy ( Nelson) Sargent we’re best friends out of High School I’ve kept contact with Nancy many years because of her involvement in organizing many Class reunions, a few of which I attended. Please contact me at my enclosed E mail address as I would like to pass on my memories of her but find this format very limiting. My e mail address is [email protected] and my text phone address is 631-806-4029 My sincere Condolences to your family.

 

Lee H. Reed posted on 3/9/22

I worked with Sandy at the OSC from 1999 until 2013. I'll never forget her love for the site and her joy in sharing stories with visitors. She was a true professional; and great mentor. She will be missed.

 

Chet Rhodes posted on 3/9/22

I had the honor and pleasure to work along side Sandy for 15 years. She was a warm and caring person who gave her all to the job and was always there when I needed someone to talk to. She made work much more interesting with stories about her life and how things had changed at the Old State Capitol. She will be greatly missed by all of us who were lucky enough to have known her.

 

Julie Duncan posted on 3/8/22

Mackenzie, I am so sorry for your loss. She seemed to be a very vibrant lady! I am praying for you and your family

 

Rose Connolly posted on 3/8/22

Sandy was such a great mentor to me as a volunteer at the Old State Capitol. She never let her knowledge or experiences seem above the volunteers or visitors. She had great and equal respect for everyone. I will always remember the little Dove chocolates she carried and shared.

 

Shonna posted on 3/8/22

I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Jim Kramp posted on 3/8/22

To Kurt, Laurie and Schafer family. I was sorry to hear of Kris’s passing. I remember both Kris, Kurt and Laurie from our BSS days. Kris was smart, kind and an all around decent person as were all of the Schafer kids. May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed Rest In Peace. Jim Kramp / Classmate

 

Barbara Wilson posted on 3/8/22

I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you during this time of loss

 

Mike jenningd posted on 3/7/22

Kris was always nice and friendly and I salute his Naval Service. I was in Florida when.passed. RIP SAILOR.

 

[email protected] posted on 3/7/22

Sandra and I offer our most sincere condolences. May she be gently wrapped in Angel's wings.

 

Carolyn Olson posted on 3/7/22

"HOLY GOD, YOUR BELOVED SON TOOK CHILDREN INTO HIS ARMS AND BLESSED THEM. HELPO US TO ENTRUST NANCY TO YOUR NEVER-FAILING CARE AND LOVE."

 

Diane Glasser posted on 3/6/22

May his memory be a blessing. With sympathy, Ralph and Diane Glasser

 

Trish Coffey Ashton posted on 3/5/22

My son and I chose this for my husband. Beautiful pecan wood and details were amazing! One other detail that especially helped us to choose this one was due to the detailed interior and lid with the embossed leaf pattern.

 

Michael E Fox posted on 3/5/22

Sorry to hear of John's passing

 

Denise Fox - Bernotas posted on 3/5/22

Brian, Reno so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She was one of my Mom's favorite friends and a sweet neighbor

 

Michelle Robinson posted on 3/5/22

Cousin I love you may God keep you and bless you going while you are going home to your heavenly place you will see me soon in that heavenly place your cousin Michelle Robinson.

 

Kim Votsmier posted on 3/5/22

Lynda, Leanne, Shannon, and Willie, thinking of you during this difficult time. I’m so glad to have gotten to meet John, and so sorry to hear of your loss. Keep happy memories with you forever.

 

Gatschenberger Heating & Cooling posted on 3/4/22

What a wonderful lady, she will be sadly missed. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Tyler, Lauren, & Nicholas Ostermeier posted on 3/4/22

Mary Jo, we are so saddened to hear about Bob's passing. Sending love and hugs your way.

 

Helen j Duckworth posted on 3/3/22

Remembering Kris and the kindness he always showed. My thoughts are with all of you.

 

Amy Allen posted on 3/3/22

She was a wonderful woman and I always enjoyed talking to her. She will be missed in the neighborhood.

 

Diane Schlindwein posted on 3/3/22

Lynda, Willie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May Dr. Snodsmith rest in God's peace.

 

Jeff Schlindwein posted on 3/3/22

Gaylan and Sandy saddened to read this. Our condolences to you both. She is now at peace and reunited with your dad and all her brothers and sisters.

 

Raymond Lee posted on 3/3/22

I worked with John for many years at Memorial Medical Center and had the fine privilege of being his friend. John was a thoughtful, kind and meticulous physician, always focused on doing his best for his patients, respectful to everyone who worked with him. However, what I will remember the most about John is his generosity, love for his family and wry sense of humor. The support he gave to Willie and his family in Nicaragua was amazing and his love for Lynda and his children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren is an inspiration. We've all lost John too soon. What an example in living a fine life he has left for us to remember and celebrate.

 

Linda Birks posted on 3/3/22

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Snodsmith at Memorial and then Springfield Clinic. He was wonderful to his patients and we loved having him as our “Doc”. My condolences to his family.

 

Gary and Kathy Jarrard posted on 3/3/22

We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Mike. Kathy and I both worked with Mike for many years. He was a good friend and I enjoyed when we would go have a few beers and play pool after work. Our condolences to his Wife and the rest of the Family. Mike was a good person and will be dearly missed.

 

Brian T Courtney posted on 3/3/22

John was our Valedictorian and our quarterback. He played football, basketball, and baseball all four years of high school, yet managed to stay at the top of our class academically. I don't remember ever hearing a word of bragging from him. He just did his work and let his results speak for his accomplishments. In the spring of 11966 I was taking Animal Ecology at SIU-Carbondale. Our Professor, Dr. Gerschbacher, asked me if I knew a guy from Mt. Vernon named John Snodsmith. Dr. G said he didn't know John, but had been asked to write a letter of recommendation for John's application to Tulane Medical School. Dr. Gerschbacher wanted to know what I knew about John and whether a recommendation was deserved. I told Dr. G what I knew from being in classes with John for 6 years and assured him that a strong recommendation was deserved.

 

Clay Harrison posted on 3/3/22

Plenty of happy memories of trips to visit family in Springfield. Staying with Aunt Lynda and Uncle John was always my favorite partly because it meant uncle John would take me fishing. I will always remember you for being a man of few words, unless it involved fishing or the Bulls. God rest your soul Uncle John.

 

Judy Nordstrom posted on 3/3/22

I worked with John for many years at the hospital and he was everyone's favorite radiologist! He was such a great guy. My deepest condolences to Lynda and family.

 

 

donald cantrall posted on 3/3/22

Ride free brother…….

 

Angie Meneghetti posted on 3/3/22

Linda snd family, I am so sorry about the passing of Mr Snodsmith. He loved his family so much ❤️❤️

 

Mark & Kelly Bessie posted on 3/2/22

Mark and I would like to express our deepest condolences at the loss of Kris to the Schafer family. RIP Kris.

 

 

Michael D Havrilka posted on 3/2/22

I worked with Dr. Snodsmith at Springfield Clinic for many years, I so much enjoyed working with him. Such a kind person.I first met him when I started x-ray training at MMC in 1981.. RIP Dr. John.

 

Dave Parker posted on 3/2/22

Condolences from Dave, Missy, Ryan, and Regan Parker on the loss of Dr. John.

 

Pat Kmett posted on 3/2/22

Diana and family, So sorry to hear the news of Kris’s passing. May you find strength in the memories you’ve made together. Though he’s gone from this earth, he will remain forever in your hearts. Please know you are in my prayers during this difficult time. Pat Kmett

 

Elaine BINNEY posted on 3/2/22

John was a very nice man. My condolences to Linda, LeeAnn Shannon and Eillie John was a very nice man. My condolences to Linda, Shannon, LeeAnn and Willie.

 

Elaine BINNEY posted on 3/2/22

Elaine Binney

 

Your loving sister, Mary posted on 3/2/22

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Joe, we miss and love you! We are consoled in the knowledge that you are in a better place, and no longer in any pain.

 

Dick & Jeannette Beeler posted on 3/2/22

Mary Jo so sorry for your loss our prayers are with you.

 

Albert (JR) Farmer posted on 3/2/22

To all of you who loved John, my love and condolences. He was my first and longest friend in this world, and stood up with me at my wedding, 50 years ago this August. We were buddies; compatriots; DeMolays; and Freemasons together, and both served our country. Countless days and evenings spent around the table, listening to records and talking of lives and plans, and watching life unfold for us over the decades. I am saddened for you and for me. Godspeed, my friend.

 

David Hollis posted on 3/2/22

Craig, I was sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Be well.

 

Clara Dunham posted on 3/2/22

Heaven has a new angel. Rest In Peace Ruby.

 

Debra Acree posted on 3/2/22

We will miss you, but you are now free from sickness and pain. Fly high.

 

Gene Acree posted on 3/2/22

she fought Covid but in the end it was too overwhelming for her body to take. Staab Funeral home performed her every wish, just as she had planned.

 

The Richards Family posted on 3/2/22

Condolences to The Family,Larry was a good man,great memories in the 70s of him shuttling scouts to camp & fish May The Lord offer Comfort.

 

Tonya Thompson posted on 3/2/22

Justin, I’m so very sorry to hear about your dad. Although, I never met him in person, we became friends on Facebook and I enjoyed his posts and his commentaries on my posts! He was a true patriot, without a doubt! You and your whole family are in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️

 

Mary Finigan posted on 3/2/22

So sorry for your loss! Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!

 

Paula edwards posted on 3/1/22

My deepest condolences Marni and the whole family.

 

Dino Dinora posted on 3/1/22

So sorry to hear that Larry has passed. Enjoyed working with him at the SJR for many many years. My thoughts are with the family. Dino

 

Rose Connolly posted on 3/1/22

John will be missed on the Patriot Guard Flag line. I will be there for you as you have honored so many before. My sincere condolences to the family.

 

Mary Jo Wasser posted on 3/1/22

Dear Kurt and all of Kris’ family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know all of you are remembered in my prayers. You have another “Schafer angel” in heaven looking after all of you from a heavenly perch. May the thoughts and prayers of many bring you peace and all good.

 

 

Karen Baker posted on 3/1/22

What a great guy. Loved having Larry as a neighbor. You will be missed

 

Greg L Boston posted on 3/1/22

Brian, so sorry to hear of Your Mothers passing. I am sure She will be missed by all who knew Her.

 

Greg L Boston posted on 3/1/22

Brian, so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. I’m sure She will be missed by all who knew Her.

 

 

Barbara Smith posted on 3/1/22

My thoughts and prayers are with the Family of Kris. So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing Kris at St Johns. Was such a friendly guy and always had a kind word. Thank Kris for your service to our Country. Rest In Peace.

 

 

Gma patti posted on 3/1/22

Hugs glasscock family!!!

 

Marie novy posted on 3/1/22

So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you.

 

Kendal Hoselton posted on 3/1/22

Diana and family: we are so sorry to hear of Kris’s passing and know what a sad loss this is for all of his family. I will always remember his warm smile and our chats @ Sts. He is warmly embracing his beautiful Lindsay now- til you meet again—

 

Pamela Odell Nalesnik posted on 3/1/22

Corley, condolences from the LHS Class of '64!

 

Mike and Michele Thompson posted on 2/28/22

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.R.I.P.

 

Sharon and Jess Rogers posted on 2/28/22

Kurt, I am so sorry to hear of Kris’ passing. Our Condolences to you and your entire family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Don and Pat Augspurger posted on 2/28/22

Elaine was God’s right hand on Earth devoting most of her life to caregiving and Christian service. She and Glen were among our earliest friends in Springfield – and through these years her gentle smile and thoughtfulness have continued to be a blessing. Our special appreciation to her son-in-law Ed Smith and to Judy for their long-time support and friendship. Elaine will be sadly missed by all those folks whose lives she touched.

 

Sandy Baksys posted on 2/28/22

Dear Schafer family, I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Kris and Curt at Blessed Sacrament and went to junior prom with Kris. So happy he had such a rich and rewarding life and was able to retire to Florida.

 

Charles posted on 2/28/22

You’re in a better place. That’s awesome! ❤️

 

Becky Wittmer posted on 2/28/22

Diana - You are in my heart. I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Annette (Nettie Fox) Sisti posted on 2/28/22

Joannie was a special lady, I’m sorry to hear she’s gone. She was my fathers first cousin and mom and dad thought a lot of her and Reno. I visited Joannie in December and she was still the same laughing lady I will always remember. She loved her children and spoke about them often. Gods speed Joannie, I hope you and Reno are finally together again.

 

 

Deborah Capranica posted on 2/28/22

David you are a great brother-in-law

 

 

Diana posted on 2/28/22

With all of my love.

 

 

Stefanie Cavanaugh posted on 2/27/22

R.I.P.

 

Fred Lydic posted on 2/27/22

We first met at the 7 am Sunday Mass at Immaculate Conception parish in Dardenne Prairie, MO. At the sign of peace, he had a handshake that was like being clamped by a vise...and it soon became a weekly contest of who could squeeze the hardest. I miss that handshake. God Bless you Luke.

 

Donnetta Coleman-Nicklin posted on 2/26/22

Thank you Sabrina for Blessin me with your participation in my Wedding and your continued friendship. May God continue to Bless the Family. She is gone but never forgotten.

 

Gary Pope posted on 2/26/22

My deepest condolences to the family Mike was a dear friend who I’ve known since we were kids We grew up together and worked together at kwikWall He will be missed

 

Frank and Mary Clark in AZ posted on 2/25/22

We are sending love, prayers and many hugs. Please know that we will pray for Mike and you and your family. Peace be with you!

 

Amanda Jackson posted on 2/25/22

You are now eternally resting. Rest well with the Father❣️- your granddaughter

 

 

Bob Parker posted on 2/25/22

Rest in peace my friend, you will be greatly missed

 

Kathy Schweska (Trost) posted on 2/25/22

So sorry to hear about your loss, our prayers are with your very nice family.

 

 

Margaret Byrd “Margo” posted on 2/25/22

I first met Sabrina “Bri” when I was seven years old. We became closer as we grew up. From elementary, middle and High School. Siege was my workout buddy, confidant, beauty consultant and over a friend. In the Bible it states Proverbs 17:17 “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” We had many memories and I want her family to know that she loved deeply. I am grateful for her friendship and miss her. I thank GOD our FATHER for my friend, her love and her life.

 

Armand Prosperini posted on 2/25/22

Barb and I are saddened to see Jack has passed. What a wonderful family. I treasure our days being your neighbor. I recall when Danny adopted Brandy, aka. (Randy) . Brandy would sneak off and go down to Jacks shop and eat donuts with Jack, he knew right where Jack kept them . Sadly missed but not forgotten.

 

Christel Jackson posted on 2/25/22

I love you and will miss you. I know you are in His care now. I’ll see you on the other side. Your daughter Christel

 

Crystal Hugger posted on 2/25/22

To the family I am sorry for your loss and will be keeping your family in my prayers. I was able to become a part of the family and am blessed to have had a relationship with Sabrina very sweet, thoughtful and kind. Deloris, Alphonso, Ebony & Charde Love you Fam!!

 

Chris Hand posted on 2/25/22

I worked with Mike at Kwik-Wall. He was a pretty great guy and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

 

Sabrina cave Taylor posted on 2/25/22

May god keep you and prayer’s for your family

 

Ron and Mary Parker posted on 2/24/22

We have known Dave for many years and shared many great times with him. He will always be remembered as a great friend of the entire Parker family. He was amazing with his uncanny ability to remember birth dates and anniversary dates of so many people. Rest in piece “Grover Cleveland”. He would certainly know what that means. Sympathies to his family. You lost a good one.

 

Bill Parker posted on 2/24/22

Dave was one of my best friends. He worked for me at my bar for many years. We had a lot of fun together. He loved his son and daughter, and was so proud of his grandchildren. He'll be missed by many friends. RIP my friend.

 

 

Linda Agnew posted on 2/24/22

I was blessed and honored to have gotten to know you little brother! Just wish we had more time! Your flying high with the best! Can’t get any better than that! Until we meet again little brother, love ya mostest ♥️♥️

 

Anna Weller (Hubbs) posted on 2/24/22

Prayers to family. Precious memories with cousin.

 

Helen Brooks posted on 2/24/22

Helping and serving relatives and friends with health needs, was Elaine's mission in life. A Special thank you to her son-in-law, Ed Smith and his fiancé Judy Smith, who became Elaine's support, as she had been for countless others during her life.

 

[email protected] posted on 2/24/22

Michael Giacometti

 

Barbara Waters Capshaw posted on 2/24/22

I never meet Dr. Mauer but knew of her rhrough families and friends. She was very appreciated by so many people. Love and prayers ro all of you.

 

Charde Jordan posted on 2/23/22

My only auntie on my mothers side I miss u already auntie ❤️

 

Charde Jordan posted on 2/23/22

My only auntie on my mother’s side RIP auntie I miss you already ❤️

 

Felicia Deloach posted on 2/23/22

Omg. I remember when we were young and we use to go over each other house on Sunday's. Even tho we didn't see much of each other as we got grown u were still my Godly friend. U will truly be missed and the Lord loved u more and took u on home to himself. I pray that the Lord strengthen your family thru this time of sorrow. RIP CUZZIN.

 

Rex Phillips posted on 2/23/22

It was an extremely sad day to hear of Judge Fines' passing. I worked for him in the Danville Bankruptcy Court from 2004 until his retirement. He was a role model for all of us and someone I strive to emulate by being a hard worker who is fair, honest and kind to everyone. He always referred to me as "young fella" which I look back fondly on and enjoyed the conversations we had about baseball, his time in the military and growing up in the country. The first time I met him I stood up to shake his hand and he said no need to stand up. That made a big impression on me. He was someone you respected and wanted to respect, but at the same was down to earth and treated you with just as much respect. He will be greatly missed and I will always remember the time I worked for him.

 

Gary & Michele Wilson posted on 2/23/22

We are so sorry to hear of Sabrina’s passing. May you cherish your precious memories of a wonderful person. Hugs, prayers and love to you all.

 

Deiadra posted on 2/22/22

Thank you for posting and for attending the celebration of life on Saturday. We appreciate your kind words.

 

Mike Barry posted on 2/22/22

God bless Elaine. I have so many memories of her visits to my parents. We used to go to their house as well in Springfield. Glenn would play the piano and sing, and mom and dad would visit with them for hours. I can still see every room in that house clearly and hear their voices. People like Elaine are rare these days. It was an honor and a blessing to know her. My sincerest condolences to the family.

 

Ted Decker posted on 2/21/22

So sorry to hear the passing of your Mother & Grandmother Prayers to all the Hurley's and Family

 

Kim Thayer posted on 2/21/22

To Uncle Herb, Laurie, Susie and Karen. I am so thankful for the wonderful memories I have of Aunt Norma. Sundays at your house, Florida vacations, and endless fun times together. She was an amazing woman, and I will always cherish every moment I spent with her. My deepest sympathies for your loss. Love to you all.

 

Michelle loeser posted on 2/21/22

I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Michelle Loeser.

 

John Risse posted on 2/20/22

My sincere condolences to the family. I first met Judge Fines during his last holding of the position of U.S. Attorney for Central District of Illinois, as I then worked as a security officer at the federal courthouse. Later when he was appointed Bankruptcy Judge, I was a Deputy employed with the U.S. Marshals Service. I had intermittent contact with him, until I was assigned the position of Judicial Security Inspector in 2002 for the district. It was then I routinely met with Judge Fines and his staff regarding any security concerns. During my visits he was always be willing to sit down and discuss any concerns, but mostly we talked about the past and any news regarding the Central District of Illinois. He would tell me the stories of Judge Harlington Wood Jr, whom I also knew, and working at the DOJ. I enjoyed and looked forward to my visits and conversations, how he took the time to sit with me and was always personable, relaxing, and us recalling the days of our past. He is and will be sincerely missed.

 

Dick Pigati posted on 2/20/22

Another great classmate has left us. What a super career he had. RIP Jerry.

 

Bertha Meredith Theresa sister posted on 2/19/22

so sorry to learn about Toi Theresa Muller ,Patti Vondebur , ReRe Kanndy were great friends together.

 

Phyllis Storey posted on 2/19/22

Sorry for your loss. I worked with Don at Horace Mann.

 

Jim Palmer posted on 2/19/22

I am sorry for your loss. God Bless your family.

 

 

Veronica Downard posted on 2/19/22

Aaron and Mike, Steve snd I send our deepest sympathy. My son just sent the notice to me. I am so shocked. The last time I spoke to your mom was in November and she mention she had been sick snd at the hospital. As you well know our fondest memories will takes us all back to the condos at Grand Canyon drive. We had the best cookouts, pig roast snd sitting out on the bench by Mickey snd Tom Butler’s condo. It was a good time for all , a time that will forever be fond memories in my heart of Mickey and Tom, your Mom and Steve, Peggy and Martin, June and Stan and Steve and me. All you kids running around on your bikes or in one of the condos having your fun times. Please know I enjoyed my times I have had with your mom and she will always be in my heart. I pray our Lord will comfort you and Aaron. Please also know I am sorry I didn’t hear about this sooner, I would have wanted to pay my respects. God Bless and know if you snd Aaron are here in Plainfield I hope you guys will stop in to see us. Our Address is 25646 W Plantation Rd in Plainfield. Our number is 815-436-8598. Love, Steve snd Veronica Downard

 

Mary Stevens posted on 2/18/22

I had the privilege to work for Judge Fines from 2007 until his retirement. Words cannot express the immense respect I have for him. Judge Fines had a passion for life and his family that cannot be described. Whether telling a story from his childhood or talking about his grandchildren there was a light in his eyes that shined so bright. He was an amazing, kind, and compassionate man that could also let you know you were out of line if necessary. He cared for his staff as much as we cared for him. My condolences to Olga and his family. The world has lost one of the best there was.

 

Linda Blough posted on 2/18/22

My sincere condolences to Judge Fines family. We were all blessed to known him. The Danville Bankruptcy team sure missed him when he retired. He was not only a hard working and fair judge, he was a great man. We were both big St. Louis Cardinals fans and would often talk about the team and him going to games with his son. I was lucky enough to attend the 2011 World Series game in St. Louis and watch game 6 of the series. The next day he called me to talk about the game. He said, "Hello this is Jerry". I am thinking ..I don't know any Jerry's. Then it hit me..it was Judge Fines.We both grew up with horse's. He told me when he lived in DC that one of the President's asked to borrow his horse to ride in a parade. He was a pleasure to talk to and I considered him my friend. May God bless his family. Rest in Heavenly peace Judge. What a wonderful life you lived!

 

Sabrina M. Petesch posted on 2/18/22

My heartfelt condolences to Judge Fines’ family and friends. I first had the privilege of appearing before Judge Fines in 1991 as an attorney for the U.S. Trustee and continued up through his retirement from the bench. A sad day for all in the Danville division. I particularly admired his wit and sense of humor, and his loyalty to his staff in Danville. They were all so kind and courteous following his lead. Judge Fines was even tempered and respectful which is not always an easy task when an attorney gets ridiculously out of line. I recall, with a smile, one extremely rare occasion when Judge Fines had to get stern in the courtroom, but he still did it with tact, and a polite recommendation that the attorney take a few courses in ethics! I agree with so many of the comments already made. You all have perfectly described the man and Judge I was happy to have known. May he rest in peace.

 

Kary Lansden posted on 2/18/22

Our condolences. She was a great friend to our Mom. The Joe and Donna (Poulson) Fleck Family

 

Judge Bonnie L. Clair posted on 2/18/22

I was saddened to hear of Judge Fines' passing. For many years, he came down to the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Illinois to help with the caseload. I had the opportunity to appear before him a number of times and he always was prepared, courteous, and genuinely interested in the matters before him. I remember in particular one case that I argued before Judge Fines in 2002 that involved some complex issues related to the Uniform Commercial Code and security interests in railroad cars. At hearing, Judge Fines not only understood the complicated facts in the case, but engaged both of the arguing attorneys in an in-depth discussion about a footnote in one of the cited precedents! His detailed ruling in the case resulted in a published opinion that continues to be cited on the subject of collateral description in security agreements. Judge Fines was a talented judge and it was a privilege to have the opportunity to appear before him. He will be missed and remain of blessed memory.

 

Heather Mize posted on 2/18/22

I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Judge Fines. He was one of the first Judge's I had the pleasure of serving as a courtroom deputy for when he visited us in the Southern Illinois division. We have all missed him greatly since his retirement. My condolences to the whole family.

 

Timothy J Thorlton posted on 2/18/22

I am very sorry for the loss of a truly great man. I had the privilege of working for and with the Judge for 26 years in the Court in Danville. Not only was he a top notch Judge, he was an all around wonderful person. Judge Fines always had the backs of everyone who worked in the Court. There is no way I could ever thank him enough for the career opportunity that he made possible for me. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was more than a boss. He was my friend.

 

Armand Prosperini posted on 2/18/22

Jerry and Joni l am sorry for the loss of your mother and mother in law. May she Rest In Peace

 

Randy Dodson posted on 2/18/22

Diana i was looking at springfield news paper on line i see rich and his dad passed over the years i thought about rich lot of great times good guy

 

Katrina posted on 2/18/22

Don't get old honey, it's no fun". I say this all the time and I think of her sayin it lol. She was something else indeed she had the funniest sayings. rest peacefully sister Leola ❤

 

Paula Pritchett posted on 2/18/22

So sorry for your loss of your father, pam. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during your time of loss.

 

Deborah Crum posted on 2/18/22

I worked in the Federal Building as a Telecom Specialist for many years and I remember Gerald Fines as being a very kind and nice person to know

 

Gail Smith Clodfelter posted on 2/18/22

Delaney Family, So very sorry for your loss! Norma was was such a kind and considerate lady! I'm sure she will be missed very much. Hold onto all the special memories. Gail Smith Clodfelter

 

Phil Skelley posted on 2/18/22

Rest in Peace Ralph.

 

Margie Hofferkamp posted on 2/18/22

I’m very sorry for your loss Cinda and family.

 

Louis Sims posted on 2/17/22

Jerry was the assistant to AA General Harlington Wood, U S Justice Department when I met him, as I was U S Secret Service in Washington, D. C. Between the three of us we coordinated security for many events including the Democratic and Republican Conventions in Miami, FL during the Vietnam era. Demonstrations were many,, but I must tell you how important it was to be working directly with the DOJ and the AG's Office. Jerry was very personable and I always felt very fortunate to both know him as a great friend and to work with him. It is difficult to describe what a wonderful, caring, talented person Jerry was through all the years working with him and our friendship up until this date. We have lost a true patriot and friend, but he is now in a much better place and no longer suffering. God Bless Olya and his family as you must be proud.

 

Janice { DeHeve} Beechler posted on 2/17/22

So sorry to hear of your loss. Mary was a great lady .

 

Carol Beiermann Blanton posted on 2/17/22

Sorry to hear the lost of Sister Leola. R.I.P. Sister.

 

 

David huley posted on 2/17/22

Aunt mary

 

 

Jean Kessinger posted on 2/17/22

Remembering our days in the lab; Ralph was a kind man and a great photographer; still have a picture he took of me playing tennis; totally surprised when he gave me the framed photo; sad to hear of his passing

 

Dorothy Kristich Cerven posted on 2/17/22

Sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy to Clara and all the family.

 

Jeff Richardson posted on 2/17/22

I am very sorry to hear the news. What a gentlemen and just a really great guy. God bless.

 

JERRY DAVIS posted on 2/17/22

Judge Fines always was well prepared and made the attorneys comfortable, but on their toes with respect the matter before the Court. He was familiar with complex cases as well as the routine. He is missed as a Judge and personal friend. God Bless!

 

The Kansas City branch of the Fines Family posted on 2/17/22

Gerald was my Mom's ( Hellene Fines Soloducha) first cousin - their fathers were brothers. I met Gerald last when I was about 13. He helped me and my sister get on a horse- sweet memory! My mom always referred to Gerald as Shorty. From the Kansas City family- our sincere condolences. Sophie, Rose, Bob and Uncle Bill's children

 

Alan J Alewelt posted on 2/16/22

Condolances to your family - I'm know you have some great memories to hold onto.

 

Jeannie Arvin posted on 2/16/22

I knew Gary most of my life and he was one of the kindest, welcoming and warmest individuals. My thoughts are with you, Bonnie and Kendra.

 

James Lewis posted on 2/16/22

Gerry is/was a wonderful human being, wonderful at what he did, with a few wonderfully human imperfections. In 1983, he hired me out of the Department of Justice--moving here was so good for myself and our family. Gerry treated the people in the Office--and the public--with great consideration, respect and fairness, and we all wanted to follow his lead and simply do what would be right. Gerry had many wonderful stories, often about people who took themselves too seriously, and we had so many wonderful discussions. I remember and can (and often do) repeat so much of what he said. His impact on me, on others: enormously helpful. I am so much better for having worked with him and listened to him, and I tried to follow his example when I too became United States Attorney (2010-2016). I will hold him dear to my heart as long as I live. Gerry: well done, my friend, your lived your life so well.

 

Larry and Diane Tebrugge posted on 2/16/22

Our deepest sympathy. Norma always had a smile on her face especially when she talked about her grandchildren. Sending many prayers to the Delaney family.

 

Tom Turner posted on 2/16/22

Jerry hired me as his first assistant US Attorney in January 1978. He welcomed me and my family to Springfield as we moved there, and that began a lifelong friendship that continued unti his death. I agree with everything posted by Ellen Schanzle-Haskins as to what he was like as the US attorney. He was a wise and compassionate mentor to us all. I continued to stay in touch with Jerry after moving from Springfield in February 1981. I considered him to be one of my closest and dearest friends for the rest of his life. When I learned of the illness which eventually took his life, I immediately flew to Springfield and visited him for about a week on June 2021. He and his lovely wife Olga welcomed me in their home and Jerry and I spent many hours reminiscing about our time together and about life in general. He spoke of his Christian faith and his belief in the eternal life that would follow. He knew he was dying but was not afraid to do so because of his faith. He spoke of his love of his family and all his friends and colleagues. After I returned home, we spoke on the phone nearly every week up until the day before he died. We will all miss him greatly but we’re all blessed to have him as our friend for all of those years. Rest In Peace my friend.

 

 

Vanessa Ross posted on 2/15/22

I am so sorry for your loss...your family is in our thoughts and prayers..if you need anything please let us know!!

 

ellen schanzle-haskins posted on 2/15/22

Where to begin? It is difficult to describe the immense impact that Jerry Fines has had on our legal careers and the role he has played in shaping our lives. We were new lawyers, fresh from the hallowed halls of law school when Jerry tapped first Ellen, and the following year, Tom, to join his staff and the federal family at the US Attorney's Office. Suddenly, we were in the courtroom, taking cases to jury trial and learning some of life's most important lessons from Jerry -- important in the courtroom but equally as important in life. Jerry taught us to "make a decision, do not second guess yourself and move forward". He taught us that if it proved to be the wrong decision, apologize if you should. learn from it but let it go. He taught us to honor our country and our role in ensuring justice as federal prosecutors. As an example of his commitment to justice, US Attorney Fines not only issued press releases when an individual was indicted by a grand jury, he also insisted on the issuing of a press release when a grand jury voted not to indict. As grand jury proceedings are secret, US Attorney Fines did not have an obligation to tell the public that someone was under investigation but the grand jury had declined to bring charges-- but he did, because it was the fair thing to do. He was, in all things, solid and fair and professional. Just as he had been mentored by his closest friend Judge Harlington Wood, he was an unwavering mentor to both of us, and his friendship and his love of family and friends will never be forgotten. Our most heartfelt condolences, Attorneys Tom and Ellen Schanzle-Haskins are secret

 

Jeanne Harvill posted on 2/15/22

So sorry to hear of the passing of a good man. Jim was always very helpful and could make a difficult situation at HM much easier. He was always fun to chat with. I have to say that Scot was very much like Jim when I worked with him at HM too. Comfort and prayers to all!

 

Carol Truax posted on 2/15/22

Shirley and I had so many good times together. Rest easy dear sister-in-law.

 

Linda Rogers posted on 2/15/22

I knew Jimbo from Horace Mann. He was a very sweet man. We were friends all of us from Horace Mann. Butch Devault, Larry Walsh . And many more.

 

Jean Fenski posted on 2/15/22

Trish, so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, and my thoughts are with you and your family. May his memory bring comfort and courage at this time of sorrow. My sincerest condolences.

 

MaryAnn Newquist posted on 2/15/22

Sincere sympathy to the Delaney family, many memories in Indian Hills.

 

Geno Koehler posted on 2/15/22

Thoughts and prayers from Geno and Becky (Henson) Koehler

 

 

Denise Burton posted on 2/15/22

I really enjoyed working with Jim at Horace Mann. He was so funny and a joy to be around. Scott and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers with you all

 

Mary Bloxdorf posted on 2/14/22

I had the pleasure of working with Gary for the last 4 years he was at Fehr Graham. He was such a pleasant man and so proud of his family which I know from the wonderful stories he had. I hope you all feel him smiling down on you as he always did when he told them. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time!

 

Jeri LoPinto posted on 2/14/22

Sorry for your loss.

 

Debbie Strong posted on 2/14/22

Scott, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Whenever I would run into him at Horace Mann, he always had a smile and a hi to share. Debbie Strong

 

Carl & Susan Schultz posted on 2/14/22

May the Lord be with you and your family during this difficult time. Our sincere sympathies to you and your family Bonnie.

 

Becky Handley posted on 2/14/22

Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Sue Goyen posted on 2/14/22

I have lost my best friend and sister, will miss her dearly

 

Mark Hagele posted on 2/14/22

So sorry to hear about Toi. We always enjoyed talking to her.

 

 

Margaret Nixon posted on 2/14/22

Father Zimmerman was the kindest, most humble Preist that I ever had the Privelage to know. I only knew Jesus through his eyes and actions. He will always be missed but look forward to meeting him in Heaven, when it's my time to go Home. Thank you Father Zimmerman, Pray for us sinners❣️

 

Sheryl Kulavic posted on 2/14/22

We are so very sorry to hear about Tony’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Clara and her family during this difficult time. Tom & Sheryl Kulavic

 

 

Debbie Dillahunty posted on 2/14/22

Shirley had a great laugh. Monday morning Laundry Day Queens bowling league misses you.

 

Michelle Sgro posted on 2/14/22

Spent most of my grade school experiences with Anton in my class. Very sorry to hear of his passing.

 

Marianne Gorda posted on 2/13/22

Shocked and deeply saddened for the loss of Tony! He was a really good guy, and I loved him dearly! My sympathy and prayers to his family now and ALWAYS!

 

Bob and Karen Davidson posted on 2/13/22

Sincerest condolences Trish and family. Jimbo was a great friend and will be missed by so many. May your faith sustain you in these sad times.

 

John Headrick posted on 2/13/22

Dear Laura and the Cartwright family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of Gary. May God bless you, Gary and your family now and always. Sleep in peace Gary and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL

 

david Hartley posted on 2/13/22

so sorry for your loss

 

Douglas Barringer posted on 2/13/22

Trish, I'm so sorry to see the news about Jim. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May his memory be a blessing and help you thru this difficult time. Doug B.

 

Frank & Carol Kulavic posted on 2/13/22

We are so sorry to hear that Tony has passed. He was a great guy. Prayers and condolences for Aunt Clara and the rest of the family.

 

Rusty Isaiah Downs posted on 2/13/22

I am so sorry to hear Barbara’s passing! Please receive my sincerest condolences of your great loss of this sweet lady! I was her piano teacher back in the 80s and would meet with her on a weekly basis in her apartment on Walnut Street here in Springfield, IL. She was a phenomenal student and was such a delight to help teach how to read the black dots, rests and ALL the white spaces! I remember she gave me a copy of the hymnal of the church she belong to and it had her picture in it! I treasure that hymnal and her friendship for the reason the season that it was. We always talked about her time with Toastmasters and I watched her bloom into even a more beautiful “Beautiful Soul” throughout those visits and lessons we shared! She was such a positive soul and so eager to learn new things and communicate with others! I loved her spirit and I know she has gone to a better place and I’ll see her again one day! May God comfort all her loved ones and friends during this time of grief. Fly High Kiddo! - Mr. Rusty

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 2/13/22

Shirley’s family. I am so sorry for your loss. I have very found memories is Shirley at The FRANKLIN. We had so many great times at the many activities at The FRANKLIN. We, my wife and I, would run into her at The Star 66 Café often. We always had a great chat about the old days. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Don Parth posted on 2/13/22

So sorry for your loss. I knew Don from working at Horace Mann.

 

Rusty Isaiah Downs (aka Dust) posted on 2/13/22

I am so very sorry for your tremendous loss of Mickey. I remember so fondly working with Mickey at the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) back in the early 80s. Mickey was a “Hoot” to work with! I believe she was working with Member Services and helping the electrical linemen in their training throughout the State of Illinois! You could find her anywhere throughout that building helping out and always had a positive attitude and such a “Bright Light!” Her humor and outlook on life were such a gift to anyone who knew her! Many a time she got me laughing so hard I barely made it back to the bathroom! She was that kind of a person, and I just loved her! She is going to be dearly missed. Mickey has left so many memory treasures for all of us who knew her! I’m so glad I got to know her and was able to share in her gifts and laugh with her! She was a Hoot and One of a Kind . . . “The Best Kind too!” God’s Comfort and Peace!

 

Randy & Carla posted on 2/13/22

What a wonderful man and great friend Jimbo was. We always enjoyed going out to eat with Jimbo and Trish, playing games at their table, or just having a drink in our carport after mowing on a hot day. We also enjoyed cooking hotdogs and marshmallows over a fire pit in their backyard. Jimbo was a man that would do anything for anybody and he will be truly missed.

 

Wayne Parker posted on 2/13/22

Pat, so sorry for your loss, I always enjoyed talking to Jim the few times we were at family events

 

Sylvia Rodgers posted on 2/12/22

So sorry for your loss,

 

Sally R Schaefer posted on 2/12/22

Trish. I am sorry to learn the love of your life.has passed on to Heaven. I am praying you will get lots of comfort from your family, friends. and our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Mary Monahan posted on 2/12/22

So sorry for your loss, Trish. Jim was a great guy and he will be missed. You and the family our in our prayers.

 

Dennis Armour, Ron Bryan posted on 2/12/22

Always enjoyable to be around Brian, usually never a dull moment. Enjoyed him as a student and football player. Our thoughts are with the family.

 

Bruce Kern posted on 2/12/22

Barb I am so sorry for your loss. I have good memories of high school, playing football, working together with Casey at Horace Mann. I wish the best to you and your family.

 

Tammy Truax posted on 2/12/22

My deepest sympathy, she was a Beautiful lady. May God give you the comfort that you need at this time.

 

Mick and Jo Ellen posted on 2/12/22

Gary and Bonnie are our neighbors. We enjoyed dinners hosted by them for the neighbors, usually at Christmas time. Gary’s Christmas trees were always outstanding. Hoping happy memories help ease your loss.

 

Vicky Gutierrez posted on 2/12/22

David, so sorry for your loss.

 

Wayne posted on 2/12/22

Mom you will be missed smiles and love you’s. I know your not hurting anymore and can say what your thinking hugs always. Your son

 

Douglas Barringer posted on 2/11/22

Dear Barb, Kristen and Michael. So sorry to see that Don passed away. May his memory always be a blessing and shine a light on you always. Doug B.

 

Janet Hergenrother and Family posted on 2/11/22

Our thoughts and prayers to you Bonnie and your family. May you feel the loving arms and strength of our our Precious Jesus now and in the days to come. ❤️

 

Margaret (Peggy Fitzpatrick)Long posted on 2/11/22

Barbara, my sympathy upon learning the death of Don. I have fond memories of him while students at Waverly Schools. Take care & God Bless you & your family.

 

Bonnie Drew posted on 2/11/22

Bob was a very generous, caring, and humorous gentleman that lived life to the fullest. He was always ready to respond with his quick wit. Bob has been a lifelong friend and I have cherished his friendship over the years. With deepest sympathy to Debbie and all the family. Jim and Bonnie Drew

 

 

Carrie Abts posted on 2/11/22

She was my best friends mom! She was an awesome seamstress! She made my Done the game day uniforms, my Cotillion dress, and the flower girl dress for Sarah for my wedding. I have so many memories from our junior high and high school years. I love you and feel blessed to have had you as part of my formative years.

 

Pam Bohrer posted on 2/11/22

My thoughts and prayers are with you Bonnie. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I know that you will have wonderful memories of Gary. Love Pam

 

Cynthia D. Bates posted on 2/10/22

My memory of Dorothy was that she was the one who hired me on at the Legislative Research Unit on March 11, 1985 when I was just 20 (I'm now 57 almost 58). She was the sweetest lady but could also let you know when you were not acting or working in the way she expected you too. I remember her buying us ice cream on our breaks many a times. She retired the year I had my first born son. She was a very great lady and will definitely be missed.

 

Frank and Sandra Purcell posted on 2/10/22

Very sorry to read of Don's passing. Our thoughts and prayers will be with the entire Hale family during this difficult time.

 

Vickie Haacke posted on 2/10/22

I just saw this. Kris I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers an thoughts are with you.

 

Jeanne Harvill posted on 2/10/22

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I knew Don from working at Horace Mann for many years. Sending hugs and prayers for everyone.

 

Barb Esela posted on 2/10/22

I am so sorry to hear of Marilyn’s passing. I worked alongside Marilyn in the guidance office at SHS. We sure did have some fun times! My deepest sympathies to Paul and all of your family.

 

Jenny Broughton posted on 2/10/22

Kay was such a wonderful neighbor in Fallingbrook. I will miss her dearly. I would always love seeing her and visiting with her. I felt so close to her as she knew my family, and her mother was close to my Grandmother Leora Broughton. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

John Richardson posted on 2/10/22

I had many great times on hunting trips with Brian, mostly sitting around talking. He always had something positive and cheerful to say and had great stories. Just plain fun to be around! We will miss him severely. I hope his family finds comfort in similar fond memories.

 

Patty Steele posted on 2/10/22

Dear Barb and families. I am sorry to hear of your loss of Don. I hope good memories will bring you joy in the days to come. Much love Patty

 

 

Tomi Frank Patrick posted on 2/10/22

Mark and family. I just heard. I am so sorry for your loss. Turning my thoughts and prayers

 

Rama Kakarala posted on 2/9/22

Barb, my heart goes out to you for your loss. My deepest condolences to you & your family. I will miss Don’s smiling face & his fun personality. I feel lucky to have known him. I will keep you in my thoughts & prayers.

 

Amy Beadle posted on 2/9/22

Barb and Kristen, my deepest sympathies to you both and your family. Thinking of you. Don was such a terrific spirit and will be dearly missed. Please reach out if you need anything. My love to you both.

 

Sue Royal posted on 2/9/22

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. He was great to work with and we always enjoyed seeing he and Barb and hearing their travel stories. Thinking of the family and Larry during this difficult time

 

Linda Davis posted on 2/9/22

So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Prayers for you & your family.

 

Todd Bortmess posted on 2/9/22

On behalf of Bob and Carol Bortmess and the entire Bortmess family, we are extremely sorry for your loss and extend our most sincere condolences. Don was extremely giving, caring and generous toward our parents and for that, we are blessed and thankful to have known him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he Rest In Peace. Sincerely The Bortmess Family

 

Rosemary Frank posted on 2/9/22

Paul this is Rosie Frank. I’m so sorry about Marilyn. I remember having dinner with you at Fairview tavern. I really enjoyed visiting with you and her. Hope you’re doing well. I taught with you at New Berlin school.

 

Randolph Maynard posted on 2/9/22

It is with a heavy heart and sadness that I send condolences on behalf of me and my family. Barbara, Michael, and the rest of the Hale family...know that you are in our thoughts and our hearts as we take into account your great loss. I always referred to your and your father and grandfather as " a Handsome Young Man " every time he graced our presence at our restaurant in StThomas. We will miss him dearly. May he rest in peace.

 

 

Susan M. Kufdakis posted on 2/9/22

My family and I were blessed to have Joanne and family as dear, cherished, lifelong friends in this lifetime. We love them like family. I personally will always remember Joanne as one of the warmest, family devoted, loving souls I've ever known. Our heartfelt condolences, love, prayers, and thoughts to Mark, Demi, Robert, and family. May Joanne's memory be eternal. From the Kufdakis family.

 

 

Connie Withers posted on 2/9/22

I haven't seen Bryan since high school, but I recall he always had a smile on his face, loved being the jokester and kept everyone else smiling. We have been in touch on social media for the past several years and he made a point of being one of the first, in the wee hours to wish me a happy birthday on Facebook every year. I'm so sorry to his family, and loved ones, that i know he was very proud of. I will always remember his big smile and hope memories like that bring comfort to his family & friends.

 

Howard Ruble posted on 2/9/22

Bettie so sorry for your loss

 

 

Deb Heaberlin posted on 2/9/22

What a sweet lady. We miss her and Paul so much. We live on 7th St and would see them often. Wonderful couple.

 

Rose Stewart posted on 2/9/22

Barbara I am so sorry for your loss I worked with Don for years. We had a lot of good yomes with you and Don he will be missed.

 

Rose Stewart posted on 2/9/22

Rose stewart

 

 

Kim Scofield Clifton posted on 2/9/22

such a wonderful soul. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the days ahead.

 

Susy Woods posted on 2/9/22

I am so sorry about Don. We send love and peace to your family. Please know you are I. Our thoughts and prayers

 

Steve Austin posted on 2/9/22

Barbara, Larry, Gary, Pam & Jim, My sincerest sympathy is with you! We all had some very good times for several years! Don was a good man in providing for his family and his fun was always present in social gatherings!

 

Joe Semanik posted on 2/9/22

Barb,Larry and family My wife and I are in Florida and are very sad to learn of Don's passing. I knew Don for many years and know that he was a fine man and will be greatly missed. Joe and Jan Semanik

 

Greg Reynolds posted on 2/9/22

He was a wonderful man and a fun student. I will miss our email talks.

 

Ann Whalen posted on 2/9/22

Holding you close in our thoughts and prayers! The Whalen family

 

 

Chuck and Becky Burrus posted on 2/9/22

So sorry Mike. Many thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Heartfelt condolences.

 

Denise Schantz posted on 2/8/22

MArk, Demi, and Robert, I am so sorry for the loss of Joanne. May God bring you comfort during this most difficult time. I always enjoyed talking to her, she was a sweet woman and will be missed.

 

Wende Stern posted on 2/8/22

Paul, I am so sorry to hear about Marilyn. I think of both of you daily when I pass your old house on the way to work. Hugs to you.

 

Jan Youngquist posted on 2/8/22

Joanne's sweet demeanor and gentle laughter was always a joy. Kindness filled all her ways. She will be deeply missed by all her family. My prayers and thoughts are with you Mark, Robert and Demi.

 

 

Mikki Buhl posted on 2/8/22

Sonia and family, Your family is in my prayers and thoughts. I remember going to your 50th wedding anniversary at Mariah's and seeing you both dance. That is when I could see your true love for each other. What a beautiful journey George placed on Earth. I can see him pain free walking in the gardens on Heaven.

 

 

Jane Rouse posted on 2/8/22

The star of every party He will be deeply missed.

 

 

Rachel Hesketh posted on 2/8/22

Prayers to all family and friends. I only got to meet Bryan one time, but it felt like I had known him for years. He will be missed.

 

Joanne, Jeannie & Kathy Sullivan posted on 2/8/22

So sorry to learn that Joanne had passed away. Our families grew up down the street from each other. And she boarded her horse, Buck, at the same barn we boarded ours. Years later, she was our family dentist. Usually a trip to the dentist is not thought of as pleasant, but Joanne always added a dose of good conversation and we always had a nice visit. Sincere condolences to her family.

 

 

Skylar Harbaugh posted on 2/8/22

You will be missed dearly

 

Brooks posted on 2/8/22

hey Jo you may not remember me, i had the Stanley Steemer on 11th and use to hang out with Don in the trailer, just learned of Don's passing and wanted to reach out and say Hi...I've missed you both over the years

 

Sally, Sonny and Family posted on 2/8/22

Denny, Bobby and Francis- Shorty will be missed by all. We really enjoyed our last time together when she spent the week with us- lots of great memories over the years. Love, prayers and peace to you all.

 

Eigenia posted on 2/8/22

Lenny I wish I could e known you better I remember seeing you when you were little you had a sense of humor then too .I miss you nephew.

 

Karen Milner posted on 2/8/22

Dino and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Bissi (DiCenso) Shafer posted on 2/7/22

Lisa was a wonderful person and aesthetician. My heart is truly broken for Jonna and Lisa's family. She was loved and will be dearly missed. Rest in peace, Lisa.

 

Angelo Porrovecchio posted on 2/7/22

Our deepest condolences to Mark, Demi, Robert and to the Maurer families. From MaryAnn, Nora, Sofia, Daniela, Analisa, Angelo Porrovecchio, and MaryAnn Mazzola. Joann you will always be in our thoughts / hearts and part of our family. Mark, Joann and I have shared so many special moments growing up together and going to colleges in Chicago has three amigos. You will be deeply missed - Rest In Peace my dearest Joann

 

Paula, Steven & Lindsey Heredith posted on 2/7/22

Steve, Jon and Drew, With deepest sympathy and heartbreak goes out to you guys and to the family. Sending all our thoughts and prayers to you!!! RIP Dear Karen.

 

Bill Vogt posted on 2/7/22

Mark and family so sorry for your loss - may she rest in peace she was so kind and wonderful loved talking to her when she seen you she always took the time to see how you were doing she will be missed she always was so kind and gentle with her young patients Mark you sure have lost a real Gem Bill

 

Stephanie Merritt Hennegan posted on 2/7/22

Demi and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a nice lady.

 

Elayne Allen posted on 2/7/22

RIP, Mrs. Tipps.

 

Kathleen Forkin Schwalb posted on 2/7/22

Cherie, Your Mother lives on in your heart, in your memories of her and will be with you always. Deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother.

 

Stacey Bredemeyer posted on 2/7/22

My deepest condolence to every member of the Maurer family. She was such a wonderful lady and I know she will be missed terribly. May God bless each of you during this time of sorrow.

 

Beth Davis Roughley posted on 2/7/22

Joanne was wonderful friend and great lady!

 

Ruth Slottag posted on 2/7/22

I had the pleasure of working with Arloa while we both worked for the State of Illinois and again on various freelance projects and community activities. She was always very friendly and professional. She will be greatly missed in the Springfield community. Condolences to her family and loved ones.

 

Rick Fornwalt posted on 2/6/22

I am very sorry for your loss Steve. God Bless your wife and family.

 

Jack & Sue Ford posted on 2/6/22

Bobby, Denny, and Francis, So sorry to hear of Shorty's passing. She's in a better place now: no sorrow, no pain. Probably already in a poker game with her Mom and Goldie Rachel.

 

Nettie - Caritas Bingo Hall posted on 2/6/22

Rest In Peace shorty.

 

Rick Lavin posted on 2/6/22

So sorry for your family’s loss.

 

OTTO FAFOGLIA posted on 2/6/22

Mark, so sorry to hear of your loss.Condolences to you and your family because I am sure she will be sadly missed.

 

Merrie Hiefner posted on 2/6/22

Kathy, I’m so sorry for your loss! I lost Mom in May 2021 and am lost without her. Your Mom was super nice. I have memories of her at your house on Governor (?). She made a big difference in this world.

 

Carol (Suzy Sunley Coady posted on 2/6/22

Joanne was a friend and neighbor of our family... She was a great lady..and Dentist she will be missed.. So sorry for your loss...God Bless All The Family..

 

Ilene Casebeer posted on 2/6/22

The day George and I met as neighbors on Governor was the day I walked over and commented on an beautiful iris in a flowerbed. On the tour of the backyard, I correctly knew the botanical names of plants and we knew we were going to be friends. Godspeed, sir. My thoughts are with Sonia and family.

 

Reggie posted on 2/6/22

I love this kind and loving woman. She have a soul of Gold

 

Karen Sage posted on 2/6/22

Joanne had many, many friends. I was pleased to be among them for over 50 years. She was smart, kind and fiercely loyal. We shared many hilarious adventures in our teens, 20’s and 30’s. Whenever we could get time together in our later years, we always picked up where we left off as if no time had passed. We were BFFs long before that ever became a term. Joanne made the world a better place. She will be missed always and dearly loved forever.

 

Ed Dobey posted on 2/5/22

You have my sympathy. Life is so short but memories are forever.

 

Diana Kietzman posted on 2/5/22

I’m so very sorry for your loss, George!

 

Jim Besjak posted on 2/5/22

Steve, my sincere condolences for Karen's loss! She was a good person and a great employee. Prayers for all of your family.

 

Jonie Maurer posted on 2/5/22

Steve, Jon and Drew, I’m so very sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for all of you. Karen and I worked together and were friends for so long. We had so many fun times together. She adored her family. Prayers to all of you for strength and peace at this most difficult time.

 

Kathleen E Gollon posted on 2/5/22

I met Karen when our two sons were friends years ago while going to St.Agnes- I am saddened to hear about her passing- Karen was a lovely, kind and friendly person- I always enjoyed when we would have conversations— God Bless her soul- God Bless her Beautiful family that she leaves behind— Karen was way to young to pass on from this world— I kno that her presence will be missed.

 

Bob & Mary Jane Painter posted on 2/4/22

So sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

 

 

Hazel Rozema posted on 2/4/22

I remember Arloa well. She gave guest lectures in my Interracial Communication classes at UIS helping to educate students. She was a special and beautiful soul. May her memory be a blessing.

 

Judy and John Cate posted on 2/3/22

We knew your mother from Holly Brook. She and our mother were in that first small group to move in when Holly Brook first opened. Your mom was so very sweet and always had a lovely smile on her face. We know you will miss her very much, and we are so sorry for your loss.

 

Judy Graves posted on 2/3/22

So sorry Debbie and Rob for the loss of your Mother.

 

 

Larry & Sandy Myers posted on 2/3/22

So sorry to hear of the passing of John! Peggy and family! Sandy & I are down in Florida and sorry that we won’t be there for you but we will be thinking of you!

 

Dawn Melcher posted on 2/3/22

I have fond memories of Gena and Chuck both as I grew up attending Elm Street Christian Chruch. She will be missed.

 

 

Chris Lima posted on 2/3/22

I met Grandpa Cook later in his life through his granddaughter, Tabatha Fickas. He’d have his good days and bad days. I try to remember the good days. Most of all I will remember the stories shared through Tabatha and her grandma. He was loved. He will be missed and forever be remembered.

 

Dorothy Tinsley Nelson and Marvin Tinsley posted on 2/3/22

Peggy, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear of John passing. May the wonderful memories of your life together bring you comfort.

 

Jeannie scott posted on 2/2/22

I am sorry for your loss. My husband worked out of labors hall and spoke if John often. Prayers for comfort.

 

Mary Lou Thomas posted on 2/2/22

Phil and Missy and the entire family, I am sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My prayers are with you

 

David & Lisa Prior posted on 2/2/22

To the Cook Family: Our deepest sympathy for your loss of the patriarch of your family. May his memory bring you peace and joy always.

 

Jeff Stott posted on 2/2/22

So sorry for your loss. It was always a fun time with many laughs taking John to his medical appointments. The Senior Transport Team

 

James Hade posted on 2/2/22

Sorry for your loss John was a good friend.

 

Velta Phelps posted on 2/2/22

So sorry for your loss. You’re in my thoughts & prayers.

 

Harry Courtney posted on 2/2/22

To the Cook Family “I wish to send my deepest sympathies and love to your family Peggy. May god’s blessings be with you all. Love you, Uncle Harry.

 

 

Melissa Renfro posted on 2/2/22

Always loved and never forgotten ❤ RIP Uncle Alex

 

 

Your Brother Danny and wife Paula posted on 2/1/22

RIP John You will be missed. You were loved!

 

Cathy Davis Warren posted on 2/1/22

Loved her so much. She was always a big help to me when I first got married. She even named my first child Amy. She was always my favorite and I have alot of memories of her in my younger years . Prayers and comfort to the family at this time.

 

Chaplain Terry Link posted on 1/31/22

May Comfort and Peace be yours. Missing a friend.

 

 

Kathy “Harlow” Rusciolelli posted on 1/31/22

Grew up with Arloa when she lived on Daniels and I lived on Milton in Springfield back in grade school!! Good friends !!! Sorry for your loss. RIP

 

 

Kathy “Harlow” Rusciolelli posted on 1/31/22

Grew up with Arloa when she lived on Daniels and I lived on Milton, Springfield IL Good Friends. RIP

 

Rebecca Sue Klatt posted on 1/31/22

Cindy, Although I did not know your mother personally, because I know you, Cindy, I know she was a special woman with many wonderful traits. I recall the fondness with which you spoke of her during our little pow-wows in your LLCC office. Condolences, Rebecca Klatt

 

Jeanne Buedel posted on 1/31/22

Beth, Mike and Lara. I'm so sorry for your loss. Just knowing you he had to have been a great man. The Parkes family is a wonderful close family. I miss seeing all of you. May God provide you comfort and love at this time.

 

Linda Fulk posted on 1/31/22

Anne will be very much missed by our Sunday School Class. She was an important part of it for such a long time. She shared her faith freely. I hope you are dancing in your red high heels Anne . My sincere condolences to all family. I know she loved you all so much.

 

Helen Beck posted on 1/31/22

So sorry to hear of Gena’s passing. She was always a welcome face @ the Meijer store. She was always so happy go lucky!

 

Millie Grosboll posted on 1/31/22

Condolences to Jane and John and the rest of Anne's family. She was very kind and committed to her many activities. She will be missed by many.

 

Greg Harrell posted on 1/31/22

Sincere condolences to you all.

 

Marni A. Rodrigues posted on 1/31/22

I am a distant cousin through the Ferriera/Smith line and stumbled across this while doing research. Duke sounds like a person I would have enjoyed meeting, and I send my most sincere condolences to the famiily for his passing.

 

Jane Bucci posted on 1/31/22

Dear Patrick and Family: I worked with Arloa for a fist full of years. A force to be reckoned with for certain, but there was a tender heart at the core of that storm too. I know she was extremely proud of all of you. May peace and strength be yours in the face of this loss.

 

Paula Campbell posted on 1/31/22

Gina and Chuck was good to me and Matt. Think about her and you kids often. Prayers for you all.

 

John Headrick posted on 1/31/22

Dear Breakville family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of Carolyn. It was my privilege and pleasure to work with Frank at Central Management Services. He was a fine man and was held in high esteem by those who knew him. May God bless Frank, Carolyn and your family now and always. Sleep in peace Carolyn and Frank. Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL

 

Alexandra Gouthro posted on 1/31/22

So very sorry to hear that Carolyn has passed away.

 

Bridget Mahoney DePriest posted on 1/30/22

I am so sorry to hear of A floats death. I met her when we both attended SCI after high school. We share a lot of classes, and we both finished up at Sangamon State University. We shared many classes there, too. I'm sorry I lost touch with her. She was a beautiful human being.

 

Jessie &Fred Baskett, jr posted on 1/30/22

Sorry to hear that your Mother passed away, your Dad was Fred’s boss. Now they will be together again. Our sincere condolences.

 

Marianne jackson posted on 1/30/22

Libby… so sorry to hear about your Mom. However, the joy of being a believer is knowing you will se her again and today she is heaven and we’ll and safe. ❤️Marianne and Randy

 

Greg Maus posted on 1/30/22

Libby and Cindy-I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a special person. And so was your dad. He was one of the most honorable and respected men in my life. Your mom and dad were a very great couple.

 

 

Sheree Robertson Brumbach posted on 1/30/22

Much love Aunt Carolyn

 

 

Sheree Robertson Brumbach posted on 1/30/22

All my Love Aunt Carolyn

 

 

Velda Messersmith Plopper posted on 1/30/22

So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember her mother and grandmother so well as we visited many times at Aunt Clede's. May your memories of good times bring you comfort.

 

Sue (Nelson) Kessler posted on 1/30/22

I'm sorry to hear of Anne's passing. She was a sweet person. Condolences to the Davidson family.

 

Wayne Lilly posted on 1/30/22

Toksa, Kola. Wakan Tanka kici un.

 

Nada Peek Carrigan posted on 1/30/22

I had the pleasure of visiting with Arloa this past summer on our quest to find classmates from our Lanphier Class of 1971. She was just as sweet as I remembered and still artistic. Sending prayers and love to her family and friends.

 

mary miller posted on 1/30/22

Gena and Chuck were our neighbors for many years, we shared great times together, our boys grew up with their children, my condolences to all the family, love, and God bless.

 

Wayne Lilly posted on 1/30/22

I met Arloa sometime in the 1970's. I was working for the Dept. of Personnel print shop. She and I had spent several lunch times at her office. We have been in touch with each other all of these years. I shall miss her greatly.

 

Frank Conway posted on 1/30/22

Mike and Tim, I am so sorry for you loss. Your Mom was such a great lady and a big part of the old neighborhood. I hope you guys are doing fine. Prayers go out to your Mom.

 

Reader of Obituaries posted on 1/30/22

What an awesome Obit. May he Rest In Peace.

 

Helen middlebrook posted on 1/30/22

My prayers are with you and your family your in my prayers

 

Jarrell (Jerry) Correll posted on 1/30/22

So sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a friend in high school & after I moved from Pleasant Plains only got to see him during a couple visits back home. He will be missed.

 

Cheryl Pence posted on 1/30/22

I was so sorry to read of Barb's passing. She worked with us at the IL State Historical Library and was always ready to do whatever was needed on her project. She was a sweet lady.

 

Matthew Vernau posted on 1/30/22

I met Bill through work. When he learned of my pending divorce, he made a habit of calling me every week or so to make sure my head was on straight A wiser man than I said something like the best legacy anyone can leave is to have made life better for others.

 

Aisha and Aftab Ahmad posted on 1/29/22

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the entire family. May God rest her sweet soul in peace and prepare a special place for her in heaven.

 

Diana Tull posted on 1/29/22

My condolences to the family. I worked with Betty at The Franklin. I remember her as a blonde then. We had some good times and was a great lady. RIP

 

Mary Fulgenzi posted on 1/29/22

To The Davidson Family: I am deeply sorry for your loss. I worked with Anne many years in the Governor's Office. Anne was a dedicated and hard worker in the GOCA office. She was an amazing individual and very special. May God bless you with His peace and comfort. Mary Fulgenzi

 

Chuck Day posted on 1/29/22

I will never forget Grandma Kelley. Such a sweet lady.

 

Jon Brager posted on 1/29/22

Vicki, I'm sorry to hear about your mother's passing. My condolences to you and to your family.

 

Patricia Bader posted on 1/29/22

I’m so sorry for your loss.she was one of my favorite aunt’s. My prayers and love to the family God Bliss.

 

Kelly & Joyce Hubbard posted on 1/29/22

Lisa was truly beautiful. I loved her light. When I would go in for a facial, we would talk about everything. She told me she decided to be an esthetician to help people fighting cancer with their skin. This was before her own diagnosis. She truly wanted to help others and she was so gentle and caring. When she spoke of Erin, she lit up and her eyes sparkled. Erin, you are the true joy of her life. Jonna, we spoke of her dream wedding to you and I know your marriage was a dream come true. She was so proud of the work you did and continue to do for all of us. Thank you for taking care of her. I am so sorry for your loss and your pain!

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 1/29/22

Vicki and Richard: I am so very sorry for you loss. I remember your mother very well from The FRANKLIN and Riverton. Along with her husband, William and Richard, along with her brother Ray. They are all back together again. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

 

Gina and Todd Cooper posted on 1/29/22

God gave us Lisa “Our Angel" at a time in our lives that we were in desperate need. She loved us unconditionally and çompletely and invited us into her beautiful family. She means the world to us and we will carry her with us everyday in our hearts as she did for us!! Love you Always Gina and Todd Cooper

 

Jill Kilby posted on 1/29/22

What a beautiful video of a life well lived by an incredible soul who was so loved. I was lucky to know her and she spoke of Jonna and Erin all the time - she was SO proud of you both! May she be out of pain and united with her mom waiting for the rest of us

 

Barb & Becky posted on 1/29/22

Lisa was a beautiful soul…Kind, Loving, & Giving…Always! Lisa was our version of ‘Mary Tyler Moore’…She could turn the world on with her smile. And at the same time, Lisa was a fierce woman…a strong warrior, who lived & loved with her entire being. Jonna, you & Lisa are forever soul-mates, and Erin, you and your child are the best of Lisa…Kind, Giving, & Strong. You all are what that guarantees Lisa will forever live on. We feel fortunate that Lisa was in our journey of life…And for that, Barb & I will be forever grateful. May smiles of wonderful memories of a life well-lived, soon replace all the tears in our hearts…Much Love to you all…

 

 

Tammy Vega posted on 1/29/22

Sending prayers for you and your family

 

Tracy Jayne posted on 1/29/22

Lisa was one of the nicest people I ever met. I am deeply saddened by her passing. May her memory be a blessing to all who knew her.

 

Renee and Barb posted on 1/28/22

Lisa was a truly beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed! RIP sweet lady.

 

Vanessa Myers posted on 1/28/22

Joey, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family for the loss of your mom, Beth. I worked with Beth 35 years ago at the Illinois State Senate Democratic Staff. Word processors and personal computers were just beginning to appear on the office scene. It was very exciting. Once it was realized just how much of a time saver these machines were, they began to appear in offices just about everywhere including the Illinois State Senate. The field of office technology was born and that of course necessitated someone to manage the day to day operation as well as train the potential users. Beth stepped up and took charge. She was responsible for making sure all the Democratic secretaries and staff not only received one of these machines but she was also responsible for educating the users and trouble-shooting problems. This was a huge task and I was hired to assist her. Beth was great to work for and was very knowledgeable in her field. I enjoyed working for her. She was a very kind person, easy to work for and had a great sense of humor. She will be missed by all who knew her.

 

Susan O'Neal posted on 1/28/22

Lisa was an inspiration to all. She fought a courageous battle and clearly enjoyed life, her fur babies, friends and family.I will never forget her or Jonna. I thank her for allowing me to care for her and know her if only for a short time.

 

Debbie Denk posted on 1/28/22

Jonna, I'm so sorry Lisa lost her battle and my sympathy goes out to you, her family and all her friends that mourn her loss. May all your wonderful memories with her help you through these difficult times.

 

 

Lynna Thornhill posted on 1/28/22

You fought right along with me, and we had each other’s backs. I’ll miss you so much, my sweet friend…

 

Christopher Reid, DC posted on 1/28/22

God bless and keep Barb!! Such a sweetheart! I had the pleasure of working with her many years ago. She was a joy!

 

Barbara Ziogas posted on 1/28/22

Beth, I’m so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. I was your neighbor on Rte 125 when Barbara Richards. Then we saw each other when I owned Critter Sitters and Make A Space at the Illinois Times. I will pray for you and your family. May God comfort you.

 

Suzanne Gray posted on 1/28/22

I remember Bill with a smile on his face and a really corny joke! He rescued my staff and me from many computer problems, many self induced. He was always patient and kind! He was the ultimate gentleman!

 

 

Michael, Diana, Doug and Isabelle. posted on 1/28/22

Sending hugs and thinking of the whole family.

 

 

Janet Nuss posted on 1/28/22

Lisa was truly a kind and sweet soul. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

 

 

Bill and Judy Mowder posted on 1/28/22

Eternal rest grant unto him, Oh Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon him. May he Rest In Peace Amen.

 

Barbara Jessen posted on 1/28/22

At one time, Bill was the Data advisor for the Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes Reporting System with Illinois Department of Public Health.When the staff got in trouble with "glitches" Bill would come to the rescue. A kind, and patient man. Rest in Peace, Bill.

 

 

David Darnell posted on 1/28/22

I’ll miss the visits and phone calls. It was a pleasure to call him a friend and a co-worker. Rest easy John

 

June Call posted on 1/28/22

Jan I am so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Scott and Roberta Thomas posted on 1/28/22

Sorry to hear about John. He was a great guy and have known him for a long time.

 

 

Doug Schmidgall posted on 1/27/22

Sorry for your loss. Rest well

 

Bobby midden posted on 1/27/22

Going to miss John good freind to our family

 

Mollie Buchanan posted on 1/27/22

My genuine condolences to Jonna, Erin and all of Lisa's family and friends. Lisa made a tremendous impact on my life and was a very kind soul. Her impact on this world was tremendous and she will be sorely missed. Love and prayers to all that are grieving this great loss.

 

 

Sarah M Lacey posted on 1/27/22

Bill was such a great person. Always loved talking hunting with him while I cut his hair. He will be missed.

 

Gregory M Yeast posted on 1/27/22

REST IN PEACE LISA,YOU WILL BE TERRIBLY MISSED SENDING LOVE TO DR.JONNA COOLEY AND REST OF FAMILY,RIP LISA,XOXOXOXOXOXOXO GREGORY YEAST

 

Larry & Carol posted on 1/27/22

I am sure she will be missed by her family and friends

 

Luz Lopez posted on 1/27/22

Rest in peace dear Beth. I always appreciated Beth's good attitude about her demanding job with the senate democrats. My condolences to Beth's family.

 

Ruth Ann posted on 1/27/22

Lisa was a beautiful energy anywhere she went, she will be missed by everyone. Peace and love to her family and friends.

 

Terry Link posted on 1/27/22

May comfort and Peace be yours.

 

 

Cherry Flynn & Jacob posted on 1/27/22

So sorry for your loss Jonna. Take care.

 

 

Joan Stevens Thome posted on 1/27/22

A natural beauty, both inside and out.

 

Marsha Brooks posted on 1/27/22

Pam and Family, I offer my condolences to you and your family at this time of loss. I pray for comfort and peace in your difficulty. I know that you and your sister shared many years of good and happy times. In the days to come, I pray that the memories of the good times shared, stories told, celebrations, laugh out loud moments, tears cried, and the love embraces will bring peace and comfort to you and your family. May God bless you and your family.

 

Marsha Whitehair posted on 1/27/22

Pam, my deepest condolences to you and your family. I will pray for comfort and strength for you all. Love you.

 

 

Elizabeth Bateman posted on 1/27/22

She was the sweetest gal ever. Good listener. Great friend!

 

Andrea posted on 1/27/22

She was such a sweet person

 

Kim posted on 1/27/22

Rose shared with us tonight of your loss. We are all heartbroken. I cannot imagine losing a sister (I have three). Thinking of you in your time of sorry. God bless! You did so much for Barb.

 

Angela (Bartolomucci-Midiri) Heitz posted on 1/26/22

Dear Steve (my kissing cousin), l was so very sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was such a beautiful lady. I was just speaking of her and all the fun we used to have at the family reunions. She will be dearly missed.

 

Charlie Hayes posted on 1/26/22

I’ve known Paul for many years. He was a good guy and a real character. Paul was a member of “our” group whose names are too numerous to mention here. The 60’s were a blast with Paul around. I hope others will see that Paul has passed and make their condolences here. My sympathies to Paul’s family.

 

 

Gail Moore Taschner "K" class of 1970 posted on 1/26/22

I remember Marianne from our time as classmates at Kalamazoo College. Her bright and cheerful personality always lifted my spirits.

 

Gail Moore Taschner "K" class of 1970 posted on 1/26/22

I remember Marianne from our time at Kalamazoo College. She was always bubbly and cheerful. Her wonderful smile could light up a room.

 

Gary Totten posted on 1/25/22

I worked with Pat at State Police for many years. He was a hard working, friendly person and I have fond memories of him. Really a good guy. Sorry to the family.

 

Gary Totten posted on 1/25/22

I enjoyed working with her many years for the state in Springfield. She was a happy and friendly person to work with and always had that big smile. Sorry to hear that she has left us.

 

John Headrick posted on 1/25/22

Dear Armento family, Please accept my sincere sympathies on the passing of Marianne. Our paths crossed many times during our lives. Marianne and I graduated with our Masters in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. For two years, she spent one entire day each weekend in Champaign attending classes and one evening in a weekly study group. It was a demanding program but Marianne was persistent and relentless in finishing her degree. Both Paul and Marianne were my next door neighbors on South Lincoln in Springfield for several years. They were both genial, trustworthy and considerate friends at all times. Finally, I worked many years with Marianne at the former Illinois Department of Personnel and later Central Management Services. She was always friendly, cooperative, knowledgeable, extremely intelligent and a genuinely nice lady. Marianne always kept looking for new challenges, new horizons and new ideas. I'm happy she was able to travel so widely and often later in life. Not only did she see much of the world--she made it a better place as well. May God bless Marianne, Paul and your family now and always. Sleep in peace Marianne and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL

 

 

Janet Luka Rolofson posted on 1/25/22

So sorry to hear that Paul passed. I always enjoyed talking with him - he was always so kind and caring. He enjoyed talking to me about my mother and we shared memories as well. I am Paul’s cousin.

 

Vicki Westbrook posted on 1/24/22

There is no one in this world like your mother. She will be with you always. She loved you and the grand babies so much! Love Ritch,Vicki, Dalton and Trey

 

Jacqueline Schneider posted on 1/23/22

I did not know Barbara personally--only through her sister, Bev. I do know she was well-loved by her sister and her family. I feel for your family's loss. Prayers going out.

 

Julie Krehbiel posted on 1/23/22

I’m so sorry to hear this. Barb was such a sweet person. Very much enjoyed her.

 

Rex Tannahill posted on 1/23/22

So very sorry to hear this. Being a 2nd cousin to Pat, we all called her Peachy. Always enjoined seeing her at the Tannahill family reunions in Franklin. God bless both of them. They have gone to that house not made with hands. Sending sincere condolenses to the family.

 

Nancy Vereen posted on 1/23/22

Beverly and family, I send my condolences and warm thoughts to you. The picture of Barb is exactly as I remember her.

 

Molly Kelso posted on 1/23/22

I will always remember the times we rode are 4 wheelers together and I will really miss you thanks for all you did for me I really appreciate it rest in peace my lovely Angel

 

 

Andy Malinowski posted on 1/23/22

She was the sweetest and most pleasant person I had the privilege of helping while working at evergreen! She was always ready for a conversation and put a smile on everyone's face!

 

Loretta Durbin posted on 1/22/22

Beth had a gift for technology. For years the Senate Democrats relied on Beth to keep the computer system functioning even when it required many hours of extra work. For me, I will always remember Beth’s friendly daily greetings and great smile. Our condolences to Joey and his family and Beth’s family. Loretta and Dick Durbin

 

Debbie Sheedy posted on 1/22/22

So sorry Vanessa for the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

 

Jeanne Mariage posted on 1/22/22

Sending prayers for you and your family Debbie. Terry was a great friend, husband, father and Grandfather. We have so many good memories of him. He is missed.

 

Gary and Denise posted on 1/21/22

We are so very sorry for your loss, may the lord give comfort to you and all of your family.

 

Abby Egbon posted on 1/21/22

Am so sorry for your loss.

 

Anne Zoll-Velasquez posted on 1/21/22

My heart aches for you all in your loss! The Zoll gentlemen are so handsome! May he Rest In Peace. ❤️

 

Heather Southwell posted on 1/21/22

Melody was an exceptional person and I always appreciated her help with Girl Scouts. I'm so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to Ella and Josh.

 

Cindy Zoll Lahey, Findlay Oh posted on 1/21/22

The news of the passing of your beloved father was shared with us. My father, John J. Zoll, son of Skip and Virginia, resembles your dad so much! May his soul Rest In Peace and May you all find comfort in know he is resting in the arms of Jesus.

 

John Zoll, Clermont FL posted on 1/21/22

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Cousins look so much alike and I was taken back when a family member sent me the notice in the Tiffin OH paper. He looks like my father's twin (Jack Zoll/son of Skip and Virginia). May the grace and peace of God our Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

 

Calvert Catholic Schools posted on 1/21/22

With Heartfelt Sympathy...may he rest in God's loving embrace.

 

Timothy J. O'Neill Sr. posted on 1/21/22

My deepest condolences she's with the Angels now

 

Dale Canham posted on 1/21/22

I can think of no words, except knowing her from the day she was born she made me smile every time I saw her.

 

Craig Kennedy posted on 1/21/22

Sorry for your loss, I worked with Terry at the Park Police back in the 90's. He worked days with Captain Parker and Jim Watson. What a trio !

 

Allen and Nancy Mazuraitis posted on 1/20/22

So sorry for your loss Deb. Prayers being said for your family.

 

Richard M Griminger posted on 1/20/22

Terry was a former client of mine and always was extremely friendly and respectful. Great guy!

 

Matt and Laura Richards posted on 1/20/22

We are so sorry for your loss.

 

Michael True posted on 1/20/22

Very sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you, Ella and your family.

 

Marc C. Loro posted on 1/20/22

Dear Bob and Loni: Please accept my deepest sympathies on the passing of your sister. May she rest in peace and may her memory be a blessing. God bless you.

 

 

Garrett & Kathy Deakin posted on 1/20/22

So sorry to learn of Beth’s passing. She was the nicest person, extremely dedicated & hard working lady who was an integral part of the success of the senate democrats. All Analyses, amendments and bills went through Beth. She spearheaded bringing us into the computer age with her skills, personality, education and drive. Beth was a wonderful person. She and her family are in our prayers.

 

Joe McMenamin posted on 1/20/22

Comrade Clete was a reliable straight shooter who set high standards at the American Legion Post 32 where he served in leadership posts. A good man is no longer with us. Heart felt condolences to Clete’s family.

 

 

Marti Gipson posted on 1/20/22

My sincerest condolences to the family and step family, which includes my cousins, Sandra Weeks, DeWayne Collins and Carla Lawson and their spouses and families.

 

 

Gayle posted on 1/20/22

I first met Mary Ann through her BFF Marianne Gorda at a luncheon. Mary Ann will probably always be the most unique friend I have ever known. Mom and I have always said she was an angel sent from heaven here to earth and now she has returned home to heaven. My fondest memory of Mary Ann was the first time I went to her house. I burnt the garbage for her and cleaned the fire pit raking it with Diesel, Sarge and the girls - her beloved chickens with me watching. I remember she took a picture that first day because she couldn’t believe Diesel and Sarge behaved! So, there I was and while Mom and Mary Ann were talking she commented on needing to feed Moochie, the first of her beloved cats, and so I offered to do that and cleaned the area as well. Her bird Buddy was on her shoulder most of the day. Mary Ann invited us to stay for dinner and afterwards mom and I did the dishes and such. The 3 of us giggled so much that day and a very special friendship was born of which mom and I will always cherish. I’ll perhaps miss most talking and listening to her stories before going to sleep. As the years went on and I would go to visit with and stay with Mary Ann, doing yard work, cleaning the chicken coup, tending the burn pile, feeding and saving the cats from a catastrophe, or putting corn out for the deer near her bedroom window so we could watch them, it was always a pleasure. I’ve cried more this past week than perhaps my entire lifetime, from going to call her and realizing I can’t, to writing, deleting, writing again and editing more this condolence. My words cannot express the extreme sorrow for the loss of such a friend and my being unable to attend her funeral service, and so to Marty, Brenda, Missy, Micheal and Mark, I do apologize and yet I say “thank you” to you all for being who you are and the subjects of many of your mother’s hilarious stories that brought laughter and joy. Every one of you are truly special. Mary Ann, meeting you on my path I have immense gratitude. Saying goodbye to you is so difficult. Rest in peace my friend and blessings of joy to you.

 

Mick Valenti posted on 1/20/22

I first met Pat probably 65 years ago. We use to play together daily along with Jim Greg and Lynn. We walked to the pantheon theater on N Grand every Saturday afternoon. We watched color tv in his fathers tv repair shop. He suffered through my first attempt of doing a magic show in the back yard. So so many memories with you Pat. I pray to God that I am good enough to reminisce with you some day. Until then I pray that your wife, kids and siblings are comfortable in knowing that you are at peace now and happy with the Father Son and Holy Spirit.

 

Vanessa Box posted on 1/20/22

My deepest condolences to her family. She was an amazing woman and so caring to all her OT patients. She has been in our lives for over 9 years and we considered her family. She was always smiling and enjoyed what she did. We are heartbroken over losing her. She will be forever in our hearts. My family will never forget what she need for our grandson and our kids.

 

Patrick Green posted on 1/20/22

I was so saddened to hear this shocking news. What a wonderful, kind person she was. Our condolence’s from my family to yours.

 

Brian Keller posted on 1/19/22

Josh, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss! Please know I'll be praying for you, Ella, and your family. In this world, we will have trouble, but soon there will be no more tears! God is in control and he's still with us, even in the toughest times! Take heart my friend and continue to stand!

 

Susann posted on 1/19/22

Mark and Vickie I am so sorry for your loss. peace be with you and your family my prayers and ❤ love are with you forever and always God-bless you

 

Bobbie Decatoire posted on 1/19/22

I am so blessed to have had Beth for my very good friend. She was such a sweet, unselfish person. We shared many life experiences together. All the ups and downs and talked them through and prayed for each other. We shared pictures of our children and grandbabies together. So many things we shared. I am so happy that we went on the Alaska trip to fulfill one of your dreams. I cant imagine life without you. Rest in peace my precious friend. Love, Bobbie Decatoire

 

 

Barb Moore posted on 1/19/22

Uncle Clete. You will be missed! Love to Kevin, Vanessa, and Greg!

 

 

Barb Moore posted on 1/19/22

Sympathies from Anna and Clifford Myers. A beloved brother. Your telephone calls and visits will be missed.

 

Kish Pisani posted on 1/19/22

Vickie and family. I am so sorry for your loss. What a beautiful, beautiful soul. Her memory and legacy lives on in your hearts and with the many people she helped along the way. Bless you.

 

Rae Waters posted on 1/19/22

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. May God grant you peace and comfort.

 

 

Andrea Johnson posted on 1/19/22

I am so sorry. Melody and I worked through Early Intervention. She was caring, knowledgeable and willing to listen and work collaboratively. Melody will be so missed. Condolences

 

Ellen G. Bronfeld posted on 1/19/22

May her memory be for a blessing.

 

Lee & Fay posted on 1/19/22

Dear Carol Tom and family, So sorry for your loss. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Lee & Fay Birdsell Colorado

 

Lynell Rogers posted on 1/19/22

Maggie, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Linda Sisson posted on 1/19/22

Beth and I met in the 70's when we both worked at HUD. She was my bridesmaid when I got married and we kept in contact for many years. My husband worked at the Stratton Building, too, and they would "catch up" whenever they'd see each other. Beth was a wonderful person and will be missed by many people. I am just one.

 

Robert Meacham posted on 1/19/22

My memory is from 49 yrs ago, while playing outside her house with Brenda and Marty she would call them into lunch. She invited me in on several occasions and the one thing that stood out the most was that vivid smile she would have on her face as she placed that plate in front of me at the dining room table. Never knew for sure if she realy liked me or thought I looked Hungry. Lol , but either way I will never forget her smile. My condolences go out to the whole family. And to MRS. CALCARA , R.I.P Your smile and kindness has been a memory of mine for the last 49 yes.

 

Ben Story posted on 1/19/22

My deepest sympathies.

 

Sarah Leander posted on 1/19/22

My condolences to Kevin, Vanessa and Greg. I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.

 

Kim Tucker posted on 1/19/22

My heart is hurting today for all of you... such a tragedy. I will cover you all with fervent prayers ❣️

 

Dottie Weishaupt posted on 1/19/22

Our hearts share your sorrow. Peace be with you all.

 

Marti Gipson posted on 1/19/22

My beloved cousins, Sandy, DeWayne, Carla and your respective families, I'm so sorry for the loss of your mom and Clete. I can't imagine how complicated and sad that you lost both of them within days of each other due to the evil of the Covid-19 virus and it's variances. It's so devastating! Know my love and prayers are with all of you and all family & friends affected by their loss. Sending you all so much love and hope & faith that will help you come to terms with your loss and that our heavenly father is encircling you with his loving arms to protect you.

 

 

Linda (Egnot) Pappas posted on 1/19/22

My deepest sympathies for the loss of Clete; he was such a nice guy! May God wrap his loving arms around you all as you face this difficult time.

 

Jo Ann Mccauley posted on 1/18/22

I am so sorry for your loss. She and your dad treated me like one of their own. I loved babysitting you kids even thou I was just a kid myself. She will be missed.

 

Mary McCutcheon posted on 1/18/22

Prayers for comfort and peace

 

Lisa McGlothlin posted on 1/18/22

Melody was a dedicated occupational therapist in early intervention. She will be missed dearly. Prayers for her family.

 

Linda mccarty posted on 1/18/22

We are So Sorry to hear this Art was such a pleasure to take care of we will surely miss his singing in the dining room ❤️❤️ Ralph (cook) Linda (CNA) villa west

 

Thomas Kuizin posted on 1/18/22

SORRY FOR THE PASSING OF YOUR DAD. HE WAS A GOOD MAN. MIKE ALWAYS SAID WE WERE THE 3 AMIGOS. NOW THERE IS A DFFERENT SET OF AMIGOS SHERYL , DON, AND MIKE PRAYERS FOR YOUR FAMILY

 

 

Suzzan Tannahill Eubanks posted on 1/18/22

You will be dearly missed. Love you Aunt Pat

 

David & Kathy Nixon posted on 1/18/22

Our deepest sympathy to Denysia's Family. She was a wonderful neighbor on Norwood Drive; we will always cherish her memory.

 

John Renken posted on 1/18/22

May this wonderful woman rest in peace. My sincere condolences to the family.

 

Teri Huddleston posted on 1/18/22

My deepest condolences to Jean, Diane, Rob, Randy, and the rest of the family. I always loved being around Aunt Virginia. We always had such nice talks. I've missed her very much and always will. God bless and love to all.

 

John Headrick posted on 1/17/22

Dear Bastas family, What a beautiful smile Denysia had. It was the first thing you noticed about her. Always energetic, optimistic, wise, intelligent, and helpful. As a new intern on the Illinois State Senate staff, Denysia treated me like I was a regular staffer. She made me feel at ease immediately. Denysia was a fountain of knowledge about the State Senate and had the patience of Job when dealing with my inquiries. Despite the long and grueling hours she sometimes had to work, she unfailingly had time to talk with me and sneak me in to see a senator on this or that subject. Senators and staff trusted her implicitly for her competency, dependability, confidentiality, loyalty, and her ability to work well with others. Years later, I encountered Denysia many mornings at five or six a.m. at Fit Club South getting her daily workouts. Even later in life, she never slowed down and was a whirlwind of activity, filled with vigor and enthusiasm. I'll miss you Denysia. May God bless your family and Denysia now and always. Sleep in peace Denysia and Godspeed. John Headrick Springfield, IL

 

 

Linda Agnew posted on 1/17/22

Fly high Mrs. Mary, your with the best now!

 

Linda(Dellomo) Lynn posted on 1/17/22

I was a classmate of Ann’s in Riverton. R.I.P.Ann.

 

Barb Notz posted on 1/17/22

So sorry for your family’s loss. I truly enjoyed getting to know Don over the past several months. He was a hard working man with a quick smile. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to get to know him, even if for a very short time.

 

Butch & Lisa Cleeton posted on 1/17/22

Bob & Loni, Sincere sympathy on the loss of your sister, sister- in-law. I always enjoyed going to her home for plumbing repairs. Keeping you in our thoughts & prayers.

 

AJ McKinney posted on 1/17/22

Diane, Erica and family, I am so sorry about your loss, Virginia was a great person to know, prayers to you all.

 

Sonja Yocum posted on 1/17/22

Clet ,Sandy, Carla,& Dewayne so sorry for your loss we will keep you in our prayers. Sonja & Dave Yocum keep in in our prayers

 

Kathy Rem posted on 1/16/22

Of all the people I met while working for the Illinois State Senate, Denysia was the kindest. She was so approachable and had such a warm and gentle manner. In more recent years, I would sometimes run into her while doing errands and it was a joy to talk to her again. She made the world a better place and will be missed.

 

lynda russell posted on 1/16/22

SO SORRY WISH THE WEATHER WAS BETTER TO TRAVEL PUTTING YOU GUYS IN MY PRAYERS HE WAS SOMEONE YOU WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER

 

Lynda White posted on 1/16/22

I had the pleasure of having Ms. Fanale as my 5th grade teacher in Riverton in the sixties. I have always remembered her for her fairness and kindness to me. I traveled a lot with my family, so always had trouble fitting in. She made me feel welcome. God has another angel

 

 

Shirelle Hardimon Perez posted on 1/16/22

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. R.I.P Auntie - Love you

 

Marcy Barnard (Kuizin) posted on 1/16/22

Lynn, sending you my deep condolences to you and Greg. May Pat rest in peace.

 

Cindy Nolting posted on 1/16/22

Sorry for the loss of Don. Always enjoyed talking to him when we would see him out at a restaurant somewhere. Allen fondly remembers the many rounds of gold played with Don, Bill Wallace, and Dwight Patterson many moons ago. May his memories bring blessings to Don’s family.

 

Cheryl (Riva) Kruski posted on 1/16/22

Kenny was one of my favorite cousins. He was always in a fun, upbeat mood that was catchy. Although I hadn't seen him in a few years, he will never be forgotten. I am shocked and saddened that he is gone. My condolences to the family.

 

Rick and Jan Montgomery posted on 1/16/22

Deb and family, It brought tears to my eyes when I heard about Pat passing. Recently, I emailed with him and we shared about our grandkids, both of us proud of them. We will be praying for your family during this time. Rick and Jan Montgomery

 

Dave Kane posted on 1/16/22

To Rick and family, I’m very sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I always remember seeing him come out to one of the local golf courses to watch Rick play in local tournaments. He was obviously very proud of you! My condolences go out to all of you!

 

Don Caspary posted on 1/16/22

Our sincerest condolences to the entire Bastas family. As her neighbor on Norwood drive, we always found that Denysia’s warmth and kindness elevated our days. Her smile drew us across the street to say hello and discuss the goings on of the day. She was a special lady!

 

Fred Sapetti posted on 1/16/22

Though somewhat younger than me, I have fond memories of Kenny growing up in Tovey. Each time our paths would cross we would spend time reminiscing about our Tovey childhood days. Kenny had a magnetic personality and never met a stranger. Truly one of the "good guys in white hats"!!! RIP my friend.

 

 

Jim Cribbett posted on 1/16/22

Thank you for all your years of teaching in the Riverton school system.

 

Brad Lindquist posted on 1/16/22

I sometimes think about all the time I spent at the home of Vince and Mary Ann while in high school and beyond. Many memories of my friend Mike and his family. Also the friendship my wife Sherry had with Brenda as they worked together for several years. Mary Ann always treated me as one of her own.

 

Sandy Collins-Weeks posted on 1/16/22

I remember Mrs Fanale I had her ad my teacher in 5th grade. She made learning fun and was a wonderful woman. Nadia i am so sorry for your families loss. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you.

 

 

Virgil reynolds posted on 1/16/22

I will miss you buddy

 

Penny Williams posted on 1/16/22

Mark - I'm very sorry for your loss.

 

 

Tammy Varnadore posted on 1/16/22

I want to say to Sandy, DeWayne, and Carla that it was an honor to know and love your mom and family like my own. She was full of laughter and love for the 50 years I have known her. Praying for comfort to ease the pain. Just know she is sitting next to Jesus now and with everyone she lost before her. God bless you all and know we are still praying for Clete.

 

Linda (Egnot) Pappas posted on 1/16/22

I had Mrs. Fanale in the 6th grade; she was a wonderful teacher. I’ll always remember her smile & her laugh. She made learning fun. I’ll always remember the play she had us put on—The Emperor’s New Clothes! She was so proud of you Nadia; I remember when you became part of our St.James congregation & watching you grow up! My deepest sympathies to you & your family on the loss of your sweet mother. I’m thankful she was a part of my life! Teachers hold a special place in our heart!

 

Linda (Egnot) Pappas posted on 1/16/22

I have so many years of fond memories of Pat. I’ll miss running into her around town & I’ll miss her laugh. My deepest heartfelt sympathies to the entire family. You’re all in my thoughts & prayers as you face this difficult time; draw strength from each other as you remember the good times.

 

Chissy Weeks posted on 1/15/22

Deepest condolences, I know we will meet up again, Acts 24:15 And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.. Much love.

 

Ann Colgrove posted on 1/15/22

Denysia was a very kind genuine person. I always enjoyed seeing her during our visits to the Bastas home. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Denise Jarratt posted on 1/15/22

Kenny was funny and fun to be around. Great memories growing up Kincaid/Tovey. Will miss his kindness, jokes and laughter.

 

Rebecca Wiese posted on 1/15/22

Mrs. Fanale was my fifth grade teacher over sixty years ago. I remember her as one of the fine teachers. I still to this day wonder why the Platte River is called the Platte. It was her challenge to us to find that answer and she would tell us if we were correct any year’s end. But with 40 plus students to manage Mrs. Fanale neglected to tell us what the Platte is called the Platte and I still wonder to this day. Despite that, she made my year in 5th grade steady and calm. God bless teachers.

 

Craig posted on 1/15/22

Sincerest condolences. Pat was a wonderful person who I am thankful to have known. One of my many fond memories is sitting at the old house and getting sugar highs off of Pat's sweet tea.

 

Bill & Faye posted on 1/15/22

Dwayne, Sandy, Carla and families. There are no words to help you thru this difficult time…please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. We know she is in a better place.

 

Kim Hott posted on 1/15/22

Thinking of you and your children during this time of loss, Nadia. I have wonderful memories of your mom and dad. Sincere condolences.

 

Michelle Collins posted on 1/15/22

So sorry for your loss Nadia! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

 

Cathy Jordan posted on 1/15/22

Hi Renard(Ben) and Erma, a mother's love is so precious to us, she loves,encourages,comforts, teaches and still loves her children some more,Mary was a mom as such,right now may be difficult but it will get better,remember ALL the limes of your life with your mom,these memories may make you laugh or cry but they will comfort you as well,praying that you and your families feel God's love and presence as you go through this time,love ya'll

 

Janis Crabb posted on 1/15/22

I met Mary Ann through my good friend Marianne Gorda...we used to talk three way on the phone and go eat at Golden Coral....She was a lovely lady and lots of fun...She will be missed for sure...RIP my friend...

 

Misty Buckhold Anderson posted on 1/15/22

Nadia, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I have so many wonderful memories of her and your dad, you, and your family home. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

 

Elizabeth (Betsy) Clarke posted on 1/15/22

My deepest sympathy to the family of Denysia Bastas. Denysia worked with my father, Terrel Clarke, when he was in leadership in the Illinois Senate in the early 1970's. She was so highly skilled and competent - I know Dad respected her and valued her assistance tremendously. In addition, she was unfailingly kind and gracious to everyone, and very welcoming to me when I would call Dad. I was in college in Champaign and would call and occasionally visit Dad, so got to know Denysia at that time, and then decades later caught up with her again when I traveled to Springfield for work and when I hired a woman who had worked with Denysia in the Lt Gov's office. Denysia was greatly respected and was the ultimate professional at a time when it was challenging to be a woman in the legislative arena in Springfield, and I am so grateful to have known her and my family is grateful for all the professional support she gave our father. May she rest in peace - and may you find comfort in your memories.

 

Connie Cardenell posted on 1/15/22

To Mary Ann’s family, I knew MaryAnn through my aunt, and her BFF Marianne Gorda, She was a wonderful person and I enjoyed her very much. I would get to visit when I came to Springfield, since I live in Columbus, Ohio. She came to Columbus a couple of times and stayed with me, and was able to visit my friends and family. We all enjoyed her very much. She will be missed by all, but especially by Marianne Gorda, her best friend and my aunt.

 

 

Steve meinecke posted on 1/15/22

Well governor I always called you that nice I have known you in 1988 I got to meet the one friend my mom has known since 1961 Ann was my sponsor for Confirmation In 1993 I always remember that you were if ever needed something always ask ann tell right to the point love you very much governor Steve meinecke

 

Linda (Stover) Stanger posted on 1/14/22

So sorry to hear of Kenny's passing. He was a great guy in school and will be missed.

 

Kirk Riva posted on 1/14/22

My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of Kenny, what a good man he was!

 

Jeff Locascio posted on 1/14/22

I transferred for work into Springfield and through the Salvo Family joined the Roman Cultural Society. I met Ken there in the early 90's and have been friends forever since. Just a great guy, always looked out for his friends, I was able to stop in to the Cigar store when I passed through SPI and usually enjoyed a smoke with Kenny. I will miss my Goombah!!!! Thoughts and Prayers to Trudy and family and Kenny's other family at the Italian American Society of Springfield!

 

Cindy Sloan from Dr McDermotts office posted on 1/14/22

We will miss Barb! One of my favorite patients! Sorry for your loss!

 

Terry Donini posted on 1/14/22

A childhood friend, a next door neighbor..Playing in the back yards running & ruling the streets of Tovey. Kenny was funny, always talkative had an opinion on everything. Then there were cars..his GTO..my Mustang..we had boat loads of fun as teens..you my friend went way too early, you will be missed...I know you are up with the spirit in the sky!!RIP

 

Brad Mills posted on 1/14/22

Ken and I go way back, business, work and great financial strategies. Always had great advice with a level head, endless smile and never met a stranger. He will be sadly missed and my deepest sympathy and prayers to his family, but never forgotten. RIP my friend

 

Sheryl Ferrari Pappas posted on 1/14/22

Kenny Rossi was one of my brother's best friends so I knew him as a child. He was always nice, funny a lot, and just a good kid. When we lost our mother in December, 2020, I had not seen him in years, but he made sure to get my and my sister's addresses to let us know that he was thinking of us. He stayed a good person and was so thoughtful to remember us when he, himself was already sick. I know he will be missed because people like Kenny leave a big footprint.

 

Sheila Woodrum posted on 1/14/22

Rest In Peace Thank you for being a part of my family members lives

 

Angel & Mark Bruhn posted on 1/14/22

Kenny “Phill” ( private joke) that ken is laughing at in heaven! My dear friend you will be missed so very much. So many great times… best time was going with Maui together. Thank you my friend for so many laughs, And good times ❤️

 

 

Mary Kolis posted on 1/14/22

Ken never knew a stranger. He was an amazing man. Friend to all.

 

Ginny Monge posted on 1/14/22

I am happy to call Kenny my cousin or Cuz, as we called each other. I have very fond memories of Kenny and his gregarious personality. I am very thankful that we got to break bread (or pizza?) with him and Trudy at Angelo’s when we were in Taylorville last May. I will truly miss him.

 

Diana Clutter posted on 1/13/22

Ken was one of a kind he had such a big heart helped many and loved deeply U will be missed my friend RIP fly high!!

 

Mark Lemanski posted on 1/13/22

I will miss my friend, we grew up together and spent so many days together, I will miss our meals together and the many times we talked about the Los Angeles Dodgers and trying to get them back to the World Series, I miss you so much my friend my heart is broken. RIP Ken I’ll see you again someday.

 

Anita Lemanski posted on 1/13/22

We are thankful for our long friendship with Kenny. He was in our wedding 49 years ago. We enjoyed catching up with him when we would go out and eat with him. He will truly be missed

 

Shiryl Stevens posted on 1/13/22

My deepest sympathy, Aunt Trudy, Julie, Jana, Ty and Nora ~

 

Shiryl Stevens posted on 1/13/22

My deepest sympathy, Aunt Trudy, Julie, Jana, Ty and Nora ~

 

Darlene Wise Horner posted on 1/13/22

As a son of Tovey as kids Kenny was like anyone who grew up there, A kind, respectful person who had love for all in the neighborhoods. He will be missed not only by family but by friends. Farewell to a former Tovey Termite!

 

Mike Lemanski posted on 1/13/22

As a young boy growing up in Tovey, we spent many days in the school yard and the yards of friends playing sports. Those were days that will always be treasured. Ken was great person and I'm proud to have known him. R.I.P. buddy.

 

Monica Monts posted on 1/13/22

I just loved Ken! Always so kind, he was one of the good ones for sure. Rest In Peace my friend…,

 

Kim Lascelles posted on 1/13/22

So sorry to hear of this. Prayers to his family & Trudy. We enjoyed many lunches together and many hours at Regency Nursing Home as his Grandmother & my Mother were roommates there.

 

George Hartman posted on 1/13/22

Proud that I could call Ken my friend

 

Joann Howard posted on 1/13/22

I knew Kenny his entire life. His mother lived across the street from my parents. I never heard anyone say anything negative about him. He was an all around good guy.

 

 

Frank Wise posted on 1/13/22

Known Ken for many years. He lived across the alley from us in Tovey. Always and good guy and always a character.

 

Joe Henefeld posted on 1/13/22

Hoss,you will be sadly missed but now you walk with all your friends. Kind hearted, generous ,and always willing. It was a priceless gift to have in our lives. Heaven just became a better place when you arrived. God will definitely have a hard getting a word in if you’re talking. Your good friend Hop Sing!!

 

Kevin O'Dea posted on 1/13/22

Another one of the good guys gone way too soon. Will always remember Kenny's visits to the radio stations dropping checks off for fundraisers we did or those great tortellinis from Kincaid. Rest in peace my friend.....

 

 

Mary Alsup posted on 1/13/22

So very sorry for your loss.

 

Terri Wise Latham posted on 1/13/22

I’m so very sorry! Ken was such a great guy! Rest In Peace

 

Terri Wise Latham posted on 1/13/22

I’m so very sorry! Ken was a great guy! Rest In Peace

 

 

DKH posted on 1/13/22

I'll Be Seeing You...

 

George Schultz posted on 1/13/22

My sincerest condolences to the entire Rowden family-especially her sons who I knew more personally. Betty was a wonderful woman who loved her family very much. I worked with her at Dept. of Corrections and would see her several times a week. She always had a smile and talked so proudly of her family. We were both from the "cabbage patch" and that explains why we exchanged simple jokes during our brief encounters, Rest in Peace Betty- you have earned life's degree and graduated to heaven. You'll certainly be sadly missed.

 

Corey & Shay Burns posted on 1/13/22

May Your Wings be Big and Bright! May the Reunions in Heaven be Great! May your Love be Mighty for the Ones that have to Live Without You. Be Blessed until We all Meet Again.

 

Pam Hobbs-Coe posted on 1/13/22

Deb, Diane, Rob and Randy; My sincere condolences. She may be gone from your sight but never from your heart. You are in my prayers.

 

Rod an Carol Jackson posted on 1/13/22

To Virginia 's family ... We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother...Granny...sister an friend ...Virginia was a lovely kind hearted person ...We really enjoyed being around her at family functions...I'm sure she will be terribly missed....(((HUG'S))) an prayers for you all....

 

Addine McKinney Ezell posted on 1/13/22

Swing Low Sweet Chariot*** Aunt Mary, You Took Your Ride...Rest Easy....We Love You

 

Terry&Annie Brown posted on 1/12/22

So sorry for your lost.May the love of the father comfort you in your time of sorrow.

 

Martha posted on 1/12/22

Diane, I'm so sorry about the loss of your father. I have many fond memories of sleepovers in your basement during our grade and high school years, father -daughter dances, just to name a few. You know when my dad was sick with cancer and in the hospital, Dr. Kenney checked on him every day - not as his doctor but as a friend. I will never forget that gesture of kindness. Hugs.

 

[email protected] christie posted on 1/12/22

so sorry for your loss don was a great guy

 

Mary von Liski posted on 1/12/22

Heartfelt sympathy, caring thoughts, prayers. Dr. Kenney was an outstanding doctor and always took extra good care of us. Wishing the family and friends: a song in your hearts; sunshine after the clouds; a rainbow after the rain. Cherished memories. Peace.

 

Carol A Vandre posted on 1/12/22

Sympathy to all; May her soul rest in peace.

 

 

Mary Wallace posted on 1/12/22

Diane and Deb I am so sorry for your families loss.

 

Dennis Jungblut posted on 1/12/22

I'm sorry to hear this. Her son Scott and I were good friends going to grade school and Highschool together. I've been over their house many times. She was a kind and sweet woman.

 

Dennis Jungblut posted on 1/12/22

I'm very sad to hear this. Her son Scott and we're good friends in grade and Highschool and been over their house many times. She was a very kind and sweet woman.

 

 

Ethan Mackey posted on 1/12/22

Eli, I wanted to let you know how much you meant to me. You we’re so kind and one of my true friends. I wish more than anything I could’ve gotten to see you before you left us. Rest easy brother, rest easy

 

Hugh Hallett posted on 1/12/22

Memory of Dr Kenney's influence within BDDS.

 

Hugh Hallett posted on 1/12/22

He was a great boon to, as well as a fount of a lifetime of medical knowledge to the IL BDDS. It won't be the same without him. He is greatly missed by his friends and co-workers at DDS.

 

Kristina Joslin posted on 1/11/22

Thinking of Moo tonight. You were always there for me and I’ll always cherish that. RIP girl. I hate that you’re gone.

 

Carol Thomas posted on 1/11/22

Joette, I am very sorry for your loss. Don was such a gentleman and will truly be missed.

 

terry g morse posted on 1/11/22

i only knew connie a short time and she and mark were soul mates and i just s found out she died last dec and my wife passed 2 monthes later so mark and your family i know how you feel she will truly be missed

 

Brian Voigt posted on 1/11/22

How she loved Barry Manilow, Butterfly’s ,and went thru a faze watching professional wrestling on TV. Her fierce independence and complete lack of self-pity due to her physical limitations. Growing up Carol loved spoiling us and we had such great fun on our visits. Carol loved her Steak n Shake and we always enjoyed our trips there. It was always intriguing for us to watch her drive her Buick Skylark with nothing but hand controls. We also enjoyed swimming with her at the Sheraton on our visits. This was in the days before ADA (American Disability Act) accommodations and Carol would use her incredibly strong arms to move from a chair to the floor and propel herself backwards to the pool edge to get in ( and reverse the process getting out) . Oblivious (or ignoring) any bystander stares, she carried on enjoying herself with her family at the pool…. As Karen pointed out …Fearless! Carol lived through her heart and was notoriously emotional shedding tears of joy when we arrived to visit and shedding tears as well when we departed… as kids we hated to see Carol cry. As an adult I recognize she was simply leading with her heart. Thankyou Carol. We miss you!

 

Dennis Voigt posted on 1/11/22

Carol took great pride in living independently and took care of her elderly Mother to the end of her life. She survived polio with grace and never let her disability get in the way of enjoying life. Her upbeat personality and the ability to always see the glass-half full, despite her many physical challenges, was an inspiration to everyone she met. An avid butterfly lover and Hummel statue collector, Carol was a notoriously finicky eater, but a connoisseur of fried chicken. Barry Manilow’s biggest fan. She had a bubbly, upbeat, out-going personality. She loved going to plays, particularly musicals. Never let her polio disability get in the way of enjoying life. Other hobbies included making greeting cards with friends, and being active in her polio support group. Loved to spoil her niece and nephews We Miss You Carol!

 

Karen Latimer posted on 1/11/22

When I think of Carol, I think of color. She was always upbeat, bright, and happy. She was full of life. Nothing would slow her down. As a child, I always loved our visits. My brothers and I took turns sleeping on the cot, a coveted spot beside her bed. She let us stay up and watch Johnny Carson on the TV in her room. She would tell us the adventurous stories of Bobby Boo and Sally Sue after lights out. She was the only person I knew that was a member of the Barry Manilow Fan Club. She loved his music. She was also a big fan of musicals. Carol was one of the pickiest eaters ever. When dinner rolled around at her house, you knew you didn’t have to eat your vegetables. My brothers and I would enjoy outings with her that included trips to the Steak n Shake or Angelo’s Pizza, swimming at the Sheraton pool, and going to the park. She would occasionally rev up her car’s engine while stopped at a light next to someone on a motorcycle as if to challenge the Harley driver to a drag race in her Buick Regal. I always admired how she navigated the world with what most would see as challenges or limitations. To me, she was fearless.

 

Mary Vogt posted on 1/11/22

I worked for several years with Carol and we had some good laughs together. She was always a joy to be around. My sincere condolences to her family.

 

Sue Warren posted on 1/11/22

Norma was so much fun to be around! As is all of the Powers family. Spending time with her left you feeling better about life and being a little more optimistic about the human race. Thank you Norma. You were a bright spot in my life. And I'm certain, to many others as well. Well lived. My condolences to all left behind.

 

Munah Jallah posted on 1/11/22

Ms. Carol , I was soooo heart broken to have heard about your passing. It was good to have known you. Your beautiful SMILE will forever remain with me until we see ago. Go well, sleep well. You will FOREVER remains in my heart and I will continue to pray for you in paradise. I missed you already. May God heal the graving family, your sister, niece and two nephews and their families in Washington state and Arizona. Sleep well my dear Ms.Carol until ewe meet again.

 

 

Nanette Sorrell posted on 1/11/22

John was an outstanding cook, he made the best chili and fried chicken. Enjoy his invites to lunch for a bowl of his chili. Reunited with his love Mary. Thoughts and prayers to the Kohlrus Family

 

Chris Walsh posted on 1/11/22

I want to extend my condolences to the entire Kohlrus family, on the death of Uncle Johnny. My grandma, Anna Kohlrus Rock, was his sister. He comes from a family who had their values in order: God, family, and hard work. He set the standard for men who can cook and garden! He is the last of his generation, as his own brothers and sisters have been laid to rest on two continents, 3 centuries, and 2 millennia. He has left quite a legacy for his own children and grandchildren. May God give him rest, and your family peace. Much love to all of you.

 

Larry Myers posted on 1/11/22

Joette Sandy and I are so sorry to hear of the passing of Don! I remember my first day of retirement and Don wanted me to go to work for him and I did! Great memories

 

Todd Hirstein posted on 1/11/22

I was fortunate to know Don my entire life since he was one of my father’s best friends. Don was a truly nice guy with an absolutely wicked sense of humor!. He loved trying to make us laugh and eventually knew my dad Wally had instructed us never to laugh at Don’s jokes just to drive him nuts. We considered Don a member of the 2 Brothers family and certainly looked forward to every time we saw him. We were able to watch as he met and married the incredible Joette, and he loved and cherished their love and life together. I’ll miss Don terribly and wish Joette the joyful knowledge that Don’s feelings were told to me by him as finally finding his partner for life. That’s what Don told me when I was considering a relationship. The Hirstein family wants you all to honor this really good guy as we do.

 

Joseph & Jill Hardy posted on 1/11/22

Joette your are in our hearts and prayers. Don’s the funniest, kindest and most complicated man I have known. We are better people for knowing you both. While we will miss Don, we are happy that his suffering is over. Rest In Peace!

 

 

George Leet posted on 1/11/22

To Mike, and the entire Rowden family, I am very sorry for your loss

 

Alberta Kindhart posted on 1/11/22

Ron and Mary So sorry for your loss. May memories of times you have shared Ease the void and bring peace and comfort to you both

 

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Eddie Johnson posted on 1/11/22

Rest in Peace Uncle Johnny, I remember stopping by the store and the catering business as a kid, there was always great food cooking and good stories to hear. Some of the best vegetables from the garden. Our prays are with all of you.

 

John & Cindy Thomas posted on 1/10/22

Joette, so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in you memories of Uncle Don. He was a good man.

 

 

Cindy Thomas posted on 1/10/22

Thinking of you with warm memories.

 

John Vuylsteke posted on 1/10/22

To all the Traeger family, I am so sorry to hear that Helen has passed away. I was their pharmacist for many years, as we took life’s stumbling blocks one at a time. Both Ray and Helen put a smile on my face many times. Truly part of the greatest generation. Peace.

 

Terry and Sandy Brown posted on 1/10/22

Aunt Joette sorry to hear of uncle Dons death. Will miss meeting with you both. love always. he was a great guy

 

 

Celeste Kenny posted on 1/10/22

I will never forget Mr. Curtis and his sweet soul. He was such a generous man and he will be missed dearly at Carmelo’s in Punta Gorda, FL, his winter home. God bless you and may your soul Rest In Peace.

 

Jim Kramp posted on 1/10/22

Ray, LaDonna and the Rowden Family: Jan and I are sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. It’s always difficult to loose a parent especially the unconditional love of a mother. Wising you ALL peace and comfort during this difficult time. Jim & Jan Kramp / Friend

 

Jim Kramp posted on 1/10/22

Tom and Marry Ann: Jan and I are sorry to read of your Uncle’s passing. Wishing you peace and comfort during this difficult time. Jim & Jan Kramp / Friend

 

Jim Kramp posted on 1/10/22

My condolences to the Kohlrus family. I was friends with Tim from our High School Days and had the good pleasure of meeting your dad on several occasions. He was a neat old man that reminded me a lot of my own Father, both of German descent, No-Nonsense - Hardworking Men of Faith and Family that were part of the Greatest Generation. From time to time I would run into Mr. Kohlrus after Mass at St. John Vianney’s and stop to talk Crappie Fishing with him before he hopped on his three wheel scooter to head home. I throughly enjoyed those conversations, I hope he did too. Rest In Peace Mr. Kohlrus . The north end of Springfield will never forget the Kohlrus name. Jim Kramp / Friend of Tim’s.

 

Gregg and Mary Finigan posted on 1/10/22

Mary and family, So sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers!

 

Gregg and Mary Finigan posted on 1/10/22

We are so sorry for your loss! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers! Always loved seeing and talking to John.

 

Stephen McLaughlin posted on 1/10/22

Carol was a good friend whom I met through the Post Polio Support Group in Springfield. She was always delightful, upbeat, and very supportive to those members who were experiencing difficulties in their lives. Each year, with the help of her good friend, Carol opened up her house to members of the support group for a pot luck luncheon. She had a special talent for making everyone feel right at home. A kind lady, a joyous spirit, a loving presence -- she will be remembered fondly by all in our group.

 

 

Toni Lavigne posted on 1/9/22

Larry was our neighbor didnt know him real well. But always waved and came over for our Anniversary party...Hoping his kids will find peace and comfort

 

Eric McKain posted on 1/9/22

I want to thank Uncle Richard for always being so nice to my wife and daughters when we would visit my parents. I want to thank my mom and dad for all the years they took great care of dads brother. Mom and dad did so much for Uncle Richard during all his health conditions I also want to thank Tim and Missy for being there to help take care Uncle Dick when mom and dad were not available. I want to say I love you Dad and you kept your promise to your brother til the end.

 

Pat Hayes posted on 1/9/22

To John's kids, I thought your dad was a great guy to know and one that I loved running into. I've already missed seeing him.

 

Amy Drury Reeves posted on 1/9/22

I’m so sorry to hear of Norma’s passing. I worked at Memorial as well and she was such a sweet woman. I worked with Michael too in the admitting office and think of both of them often. My thoughts and prayers to you and your families.

 

Steve & Aggie Gyorkos posted on 1/9/22

Bill and Charolett, Steve and I would like let you know how sorry we are for your loss of Bill's brother. May God's love, peace and comfort be with you and your family during this difficult time.

 

Bonnie L. Koehler posted on 1/9/22

Charlotte & Bill, so very sorry for your loss. I know Richard was well cared for by both of you. I did not realize he had been in the nursing home. May he rest in peace.

 

Darlene Marx posted on 1/9/22

RIP Larry will miss you driving fast down my street then stopping to talk to me. Prayers for your Children and Siblings.

 

Cathy Cragoe posted on 1/9/22

I was so deeply saddened to learn of Larry’s passing. He was a kind person and always interested in your life. He played such a huge part of the early days of the ski club; those were wonderful days, lots of good memories . Larry , thank you for all you did for so many, creating great memories of skiing. The trip you planned to Chaminox France was my favorite trip of all. Please accept my deepest sympathy to his sisters and children. He was a great and caring person.

 

Rick and Beth Kiel posted on 1/9/22

So sorry for your loss. May God bless you.

 

Patty Lee Thompson posted on 1/9/22

My parents, Bob & Betty Lee, knew the Kohlrus family. When I was a cook at the daycare center located in the St.John Vianney Center in the late 1980's John would stop in. I enjoyed our chats and he gave me a few cooking tips. He also taught me about some history of Springfield. I am sorry for your loss. May God comfort you all in the days ahead.

 

Timothy James posted on 1/8/22

Our thoughts and grief is with all of the family. Eli was a big part of my life when he was growing up, and many fond memories of building a home on the hill. You will be missed forever. Uncle Tim & Ronna

 

Robert O'Brien posted on 1/8/22

So sorry for your families loss, pray to Our Lord. Pray to Him for acceptance of the vacuum Eli death has caused, He will be beside you in times of stress, and in times of grief and fear.❤️

 

Roger Maulding posted on 1/8/22

Bobby Remack band with him for many years .We sure have some really great memories and some funny ones,too. Condolences to his family !!

 

Allyson Boldt posted on 1/8/22

The short time I got to know and love Elijah will always be something i cherish. Late nights listening to country music and talking about everything and anything. We would be up all night, sleep most the day, always get McDonalds in the mid morning and watch movies and cuddle on the couch the rest of the afternoon into the evening. I miss summer days getting a tan by the pool while he hid in the shade so he wouldn’t burn haha. There is so much I will miss, but I am thankful for the memories. Thinking and praying for you James family.

 

Christine Parker posted on 1/8/22

Larry was one of a kind but he always had interesting stories to tell and was always bragging on his children Welkin and Briana…he was very proud of them. Hugs and prayers to the family and his sisters Mary and Barb…may he Rest In Peace.

 

David Nelson posted on 1/8/22

So sad to hear of Carol's passing, my condolences to her family. I am glad to have worked and visited with her the past couple of years. Her smile and friendly personality were infectious.

 

 

Freja Albrecht Andersen posted on 1/7/22

My favorite memory of Eli has to be when we were on the verge of falling in love. Early September nights in the pool looking at the stars. I enjoyed a dip in the pool before bedtime and he would join me. We would talk about everything and nothing at all, trying to fit a whole lifetime into those moments. Floating on our backs, trying not to make it too obvious how into each other we were. Getting to know you, and getting to fall in love with you. The fragile few weeks of a budding romance. Then falling madly in love; suddenly, and then all at once. Weeks turned to months, and we found our routine. Movies, tv shows, always with a Ben & Jerry’s. Talking late into the night. Listening to the storms rolling in. I miss you Eli.

 

Allan L Abbott posted on 1/7/22

So sorry to hear about Aunt Helen's passing. May she now find peace with Uncle Ray

 

Teri Whitfield posted on 1/7/22

Andrea and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Loretta Michaud posted on 1/7/22

So sorry to hear this news. I knew Larry for many years through the Ski Club. Thinking of Li, Welkin & Brianna and his sisters during this difficult time!

 

Elisabeth and Thomas Langford posted on 1/7/22

Welkin and Briana, we are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

 

Gerald McCulley posted on 1/7/22

Thoughts & Prayers to Matt, Kevin and the Traeger Family.

 

Marie Meneghetti Bormida posted on 1/7/22

My condolences to Larry’s family. Lots of great memories while Larry was involved in the Ski clClub . So glad to have known him in my life . Prayers .

 

harry zini posted on 1/7/22

rest in peace Larry.

 

Jim colantino posted on 1/7/22

Farewell my friend,you will never be forgotten. I remember standing next to you at our 1st communion at Blessed Sacrament ,being in Mother Beatrice's 8 grade class with you,elk hunting in Idaho at the gold mine camp, but most of all how proud you were of your son and daughter. Rest In Peace!

 

Angie Ryan posted on 1/7/22

Duey was the nicest, kindest gentleman I ever knew. He loved his family sooo much. I remember him escorting me (the yoga teacher @ Bickford) to class. I css wasn’t remember the day that I knocked on his door and told him it was time to exercise. He smiled and held out his arm to escort me there. We talked as we walked there. He pointed at his Air Force photo in the hall & said that was him. He was proud to have served his country. After class he again wanted to escort me back- to drop him at his door. He wanted to show me the family photo he had in his room. He smiled so big! I could see the love he held dearly for each person in that photo. Duey could always make me smile. He was truly a gift from God. I loved having him as a friend. I respect and honor him for the gentleman that he is. I will miss you Duey. I know you’re with Jesus now, dancing, singing, making everyone smile! My condolences to his family. I can imagine the ache in your hearts at his passing. Angie Ryan

 

Mary Lou Aiello posted on 1/7/22

I first met Fr. Zimmerman at one of his favorite haunts, the Marion Center in Springfield. In appearance he reminded me so much of Father Cassidy but his quiet demure belied any other resemblance. Father Zimmerman celebrated the mass at which we renewed our vows for our 50th wedding anniversary. He was the kindest, gentleness, most understanding person you have ever met. Our sincere sympathy goes to his family and our prayers and love to all who knew him.

 

John Renken posted on 1/7/22

What a fine woman...may she rest in peace!

 

Donna Douglas posted on 1/7/22

So sorry to hear of Duey's passing. I enjoyed him whenever we came in contact. He bowled with my husband, Donnie Douglas. I have pictures of him and his wife Evelyn in our backyard for a cookout with the whole bowling team. Duey was always so nice and kind. I know you will miss him dearly. May he rest in peace.

 

Roger & Gayle Behl posted on 1/7/22

Kevin,Barb and Family, Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. May the Lord give you comfort and strength! You are in our prayers.

 

Evelyn Yurdin posted on 1/7/22

I am so sorry and sad for your loss. I have such good memories of Helen and Ray and our early days in ValE Vue. My deepest sympathy to all of you.

 

Bill and Jean Neal posted on 1/6/22

Our deepest symphony it goes out to your family. Memories of growing up with his uncle John. We are sorry we are able to attend the funeral, I thought her with everyone.

 

Mark Allen posted on 1/6/22

So sorry to hear that Deke is gone. We had a great time playing together in the band, and I was SO happy to see how his life turned out after he left the group. A very big loss.

 

Tom Langford posted on 1/6/22

So sorry for your loss Sheila. We will all miss our faithful and humble friend. Jerry went about serving his fellow man in so many ways - always in a quiet and humble way. Well done Jerry!

 

Nadine Foley posted on 1/6/22

Am so sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a great friend and a wonderful and caring person.

 

Edwina (Veseling) Dolack posted on 1/6/22

My condolences to Carol's family. we were classmates and friends a SHA & Spfld Jr College. We lost contact after that; but always remember how kind and upbeat Carol was. she is surely missed by all who knew her no matter when or from where.

 

John Martin posted on 1/6/22

Sheila I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Jerry was such a great servant at Central with his leadership, his workmanship around the building, and with his passion for missions. I enjoyed serving along side him and being with him in Sunday School. He will be greatly missed at Central but now he is in the presence of our Lord receiving his eternal reward for his faithful service. I hope God surrounds you with his peace and comfort during this time of loss.

 

Judy Horses posted on 1/6/22

Eli’s amazing smile would light up any environment! My heart aches for his family as I remember Eli as a sweet natured, fun loving and a very talented kind of guy. Todd Andrea, Isaac,Aaron, Serafina and Gigi I pray you find comfort in the many treasured moments Eli imprinted on your hearts. Praying for your peace of mind as you mourn your dear son and brother gone too soon.

 

 

Margaret Meyer Gehlbach posted on 1/6/22

Prayers and sympathy to Carol's family . Our father's worked together when we were children and then l met her again a few years ago when l returned to Springfield

 

Terri Berns posted on 1/6/22

So sorry about the passing of Larry. Remembering all the ski club activities we enjoyed.

 

becky millet posted on 1/6/22

My heart is broken.. but my mind is at peace knowing how happy his is to be in his forever heavenly home with jesus... loved seeing him every sunday,, he had a way of always making things better.. kind, loving, and so much more.. our family will forever miss him till we to go to our forever home and he will be there to welcome us .... praying for all who are sad today.

 

Jim and Carol Matejka posted on 1/6/22

Shelia, after almost a half century of living across the street, Carol and I send you our deepest condolences and prayers.

 

Don & Tami Hubbell posted on 1/6/22

RIP my friend. Will miss golf and auctioning with you. Wilken and Brianna, I am so sorry for your loss, stay strong, Larry loved you both so much. Don Hubbell and all my staff and the morning coffee club (Hardee's), our deepest condolences.

 

Geno Koehler posted on 1/6/22

Thoughts and prayers from the Koehler's

 

John Fleischacker posted on 1/6/22

Melinda and Saputo family. It is with great sorrow to hear of your father's passing. Your entire family is in our thoughts during this difficult time. May your father rest in eternal peace.

 

Jolene Williams posted on 1/6/22

Will always remember Vito as we lived near him in Flaggland Park in Sherman. We would attend garage sales held at his place. One year I told him of my plight to find square angel food cake pans as we have a son in service and we loved to send him angel food cake. The square shaped cakes from these pans were the perfect size to send. Sure enough later in the summer he stopped by our home bringing us a square angel food cake pan. We will never forget his kindness and generosity in giving us that cake pan. Will always remember him and his fun loving bargains at the many garage sales. We will miss you Vito. Have fun with your old buddy at all the garage sales in heaven. Save a few bargains for us!!!!

 

Debbie Ayappa posted on 1/5/22

Vito was an awesome man of God! He loved his family and church family. He was caring, loving, kind, gentle and funny. We at Faith Outreach will miss him beyond words. We all loved him deeply. He loved God and was a godly example to everyone he meet. We love and miss you Vito. Praise God we will see you again. Be waiting for us at the Eastern Gate. Deeply loved and deeply missed. Till we see you again. ❤️❤️❤️

 

Dan Thompson posted on 1/5/22

Tony, so sorry to hear about your dad! Keep the faith…prayers your way!

 

Stu Hunt posted on 1/5/22

Tony, prayers for you and your family for God's peace and comfort.

 

Mark and Beccie Rigor posted on 1/5/22

Melinda and family, Thinking of you at this time of your loved ones passing. May all your wonderful memories comfort you in the days ahead. God bless you all

 

Marilyn Budd posted on 1/5/22

Sheila, I was so very very sorry to hear about your loss of Jerry. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Beverly Scattergood Fisher posted on 1/5/22

Joe has been in my memories since first grade at Pawnee grade school. He had a sense of joy and goodness that was appreciated. Condolences to his family.

 

Jean Miller posted on 1/5/22

Condolences for your loss, Sheila. I am sure my Grandfather A. D. Anderson (Jerry’s stepfather for 39 years of Jerrys life) and my father Tary (Jerry’s stepbrother) have already met on the rainbow bridge. Having been raised by my grandfather from the tender age of 5 years old until my grandfathers death in 1986, they will have a lot to talk about, I’m sure. I personally… will never forget the care & concern he displayed at my fathers death. Or when I sought his help with my mentally challenged brother (his nephew), an experience I will always remember. I can assure you, The Anderson family will never forget our Uncle Jerry or his mother Mary, our step grandmother.

 

Larry Aldag posted on 1/5/22

I cannot begin to guess how many hundreds of hours that Jerry spent working at Central Baptist Church in Springfield. He was a remarkable “handyman” for Central and for many individuals, which included plumbing, electrical, painting, changing light bulbs, cleaning, just to name a few. He was a dedicated servant of our Lord and Central saved thousands and thousands of dollars because of Jerry’s selfless generosity. He was always the first man at the dishwasher after our Men’s Breakfast at Central on Saturdays also. Jerry, I am so thankful that God put you in my life and in the life of Central Baptist Church. You will be missed by many people. Your work is done, my friend. You were a great role-model to me and many others!

 

Gerald & Della Phillips posted on 1/5/22

We are so very sorry, Sheila, for your loss of Jerry. And for the sudden and shocking way it happened. He was a quiet delight and such a willing giver of his talents and gifts. Peace and Blessings on you.

 

Greg Gobleman posted on 1/5/22

Tony, sorry for your loss. All the best for the family. Greg & Cathy Gobleman

 

Bobby Remack posted on 1/5/22

My sincere condolence to Duey's family. Over the past years, I valued Duey's friendship, his musical abilities and dedication. He will be missed by many.

 

Suella L Knox posted on 1/5/22

Tony, Melinda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May God bring you comfort and love during this difficult time. Love Suella

 

Bill Sheehan posted on 1/5/22

Sincere sympathy on the passing of Vito. I didn't know him well, but in our limited acquaintance it was clear that Vito was a true gentleman with a kind heart. May he know eternal joy in the arms of Our Lord, with all of his loved ones who went before.

 

Raj and Manisha posted on 1/5/22

Very Sorry for your loss Sheila

 

Mickey Grider posted on 1/5/22

I am very sorry for your loss Sheila.

 

Mickey & Mary Ellen posted on 1/5/22

We are so sorry for your loss.

 

Bill Parker posted on 1/5/22

I enjoyed sitting having a beer with Larry and talking sports, especially Illini basketball. He would often talk about some of the ski trips he would plan and take groups from the ski club on. He’s the one that got me interested in skiing. Which I made several trips to Park City learning to ski. I hope he’s enjoying time with Eddie and his parents now. RIP my friend.