Jan Shirley

Jan Shirley, age 70, of Athens, passed away Monday April 24, 2017, peacefully at her residence. She was born, the daughter of Rudolph and Eileen Shockey of Petersburg, on July 6, 1946 at St. John’s hospital in Springfield. She attended Petersburg Harris High School and was a lifelong resident of Menard County. She worked as […]

Betty Manley

Betty Manley, age 87, of Sherman, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  She was born, the youngest of six children, to Grover Cox and Lulu Taylor Cox on September 12, 1929 in Springfield.  Betty married Bill Manley in June 1949 in New Berlin, he died in 2003.  She […]

David Caldwell

David Caldwell, age 66, of Athens, passed away on April 7, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield surrounded by his family. Dave is survived by his wife, Linda; three daughters, Angie (Howard) Hurt, Katie Caldwell and Amanda (Matt) Grieme; one son, Tim (Emma) Caldwell; seven grandchildren, Kaleigh Caldwell, Dani Caldwell, Lucas Hurt, Ezekiel Grieme, […]

Sandra Cody

Sandra “Sandy” Barnes-Cody, age 58, of Auburn, passed away on Tuesday April 4, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She is survived by children, Tina Hackwith, Shannon Hackwith, Nicholas Hackwith, and Jody Fuchs; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three brothers; and one sister. Sandy is preceded in death by her mother, Lois Hackwith; and brother, […]

Sandra Carter

Sandra Carter, age 74, of Athens, passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at her son’s residence.  She was born September 24, 1942 in Springfield, Illinois the daughter of Orlin and Dorothy (Wall) Jacobs. Sandy married John “Jack” Carter on August 28, 1965 in Springfield.  He preceded her in death on September 17, 1998. She […]

Barbara Beard

Barbara Beard, age 77, of Havana, passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 at her residence. She survived by two daughters, Debbie Wyatt and Darlene; grandsons, Christopher, Timothy, Lee, Ryan, Bobby, Brandon, Aaron, Stephen, Evan, and Adam; two brothers, Charles and Dave (Pat) Beard; one sister, Teresa; three great-grandsons, Harrison, Zachary, and Robert; and one […]

David Keppler

David Keppler, age 57, of Athens, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at his residence.  He was born October 23, 1959 in Lake Forest, Illinois, the son of Robert and Marion Choss Keppler. Dave is survived by his mother, Marion of Springfield; two sons, Brandon (Veda) Keppler of Athens, Jeff (Megan) Keppler of Illiopolis; […]

Beverly Cooper

Beverly Cooper, 79, of Springfield, passed away on March 22, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  She was born January 19, 1938 in Petersburg, IL, the daughter of William Whitehurst and Gladys (Messinger) Nance. Beverly married Harry L. Cooper on August 1, 1957 in Clarksville, TN.  He preceded her in death on November 1, […]

Harold Caldwell

Harold Caldwell, age 91, of Fancy Prairie, Illinois died at 1:00 pm on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at Heritage Health Nursing Home in Springfield, Illinois.  He was born June 18, 1925 in Poplar Grove, Illinois, to Fred and Louise Ferricks Caldwell.  They precede him in death as well as a brother, Louis Caldwell. Harold was […]

Lela M. Brown

Lela Brown, age 88, of Riverton, departed on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Oak Terrace in Springfield.  She was born August 26, 1928 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Alsie and Emma Pope Mitts. Lela was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; sister, Eleanor Vignali; uncle, Melvin Mitts, and cousin, Edna Cravens. She is […]