Marilyn F. Boyce

Marilyn F. Boyce, age 89, of Athens, passed away surrounded by her family on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg. She was born on May 29, 1928, in Cloverton, Minnesota, the daughter of Richard and Dorothy Harvey Gamble.  She went to school in Sioux City, Iowa and to college in […]

John Riedle

John Riedle, age 83, of Greenview, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. He was born on August 4, 1934 in Mt. Pulaski, Illinois the son of John and Pearl (Purget) Riedle. John married Beverly Ann Clem on August 12, 1956 at the Third Presbyterian Church in Springfield. He […]

Paul H. Nevitt

Paul H. Nevitt, age 79, of Sherman, passed away on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Paul was born March 13, 1938 in Springfield, the son of Clyde and Stella Stout Nevitt.  He married Mary Lou Wolfe on May 19, 1962 in Pinckneyville. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou […]

Kathryn “Kay” Baugher

Kathryn “Kay” Baugher, age 95, formerly of Fancy Prairie, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018, at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg. She was born on January 9, 1922, on Champion Row, Pleasant Plains, to William Harris “Hack” and Lou Ella Humphress Greer. She later graduated from Athens High School and Browns Business College. […]

Carol L. Conover

Carol Conover, age 80, of Peoria, formerly of Athens, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Liberty Village in Peoria. She was born on December 19, 1937 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Roy and Margaret Bruckmann Ramshaw. Carol married Richard “Dick” LaRue Conover on May 25, 1957 in Springfield, Illinois. He preceded her […]

Ruby M. Behl

Ruby Mae Tolliver Behl, of Athens, IL, born October 4, 1938, went to her heavenly home at 6:36 AM on Tuesday, December 26, 2017. Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, Lorris and Violet Tolliver of New Berlin, IL; husband, Richard L. Behl of Athens; sister, Alberta Courier; and a brother, George Tolliver. She […]

Joshua Plont

Joshua Plont, age 38, of Kilbourne, passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at his residence. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Edna Beryl Renner

Edna Beryl Renner, age 94, of Springfield, Illinois, passed away on November 26, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born on August 4, 1923 in Sherman, Illinois the daughter of John and Mary (McGlothin) Colliver. Edna is survived by a sister, Doris Polistina; niece, Sandra Yard; great-nephews, Troy (Tammy) Yard and Monte […]

Carol L. Halford

Carol L. Halford passed from this world on Saturday, November, 25, 2017.  She was born the daughter of Howard and Cecile Stites on January 12, 1936, in Jackson, Michigan. She married Gary Halford on August 6, 1951. They farmed in the Cantrall area until 2000.  Carol was a proud member of the Athens Christian Church […]

Bette Gunkel

Bette Gunkel, 65, of Sherman, went peacefully to heaven on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 4:21 P.M. She was born on April 10th, 1952, the daughter of Orville and Mary Josephine Pieper. Bette married Neal Gunkel on October 24, 1975. She is survived by her husband, Neal; her children, Cory and David Dahlkamp and Adam and Angela Gunkel; […]