Rush, Everett

Everett Rush

Everett “EJ” Rush, age 85, of Athens, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Virginia; children, Cheryl McKnelly of Rochester, Brian Rush of Springfield, David (Pam) Beckner of Cantrall, Lisa Dungey of Springfield, and Mary (Jim) Dial of Riverton; grandchildren, Matt (Bobbi) Purnell of Edinburg, Gregory (Allison) Dungey of Kalamazoo, MI, ...Read More

Ingram, Jerry

Jerry Ingram

Jerry L. Ingram age 59, of Beardstown, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2016 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield. He is survived by his sister Rebecca (Edward) Kirby of Easton; step-mother, Sharon Ingram of Lincoln and her family; special friends, Steve & Natalie Holliday, Katelyn Holliday, Marybeth Holliday of Athens; staff and residents of Washington Place of Beardstown; and ...Read More

Wilhelm, Dale

Dale Wilhelm

Dale L. Wilhelm, age 89, of Columbus, Ohio formerly of Greenview, Illinois passed away on April 8, 2016 after a valiant 25-year battle with heart disease. In celebration of Dale’s life there will be a visitation on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 5-7 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, IL. Inurnment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in ...Read More

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Luella F. Finch

Luella F. Finch, age 90, of Bloomington, formerly of Athens and Sherman, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 at her residence. She is survived by two sons, Jerry Finch of Vinton, VA, Jim (Cathy) Finch of Bloomington, IL; four grandchildren, Tomika Finch of Thaxton, VA, Michael Finch of Springfield, TN, Melissa (Jacob) Kummer of Bloomington, IL, and Andrew Finch ...Read More


Kenneth S. Freer

Kenneth S. Freer passed away Sunday, May 1, 2016 at the age of 96.  He was born November 28, 1919 to Earl and Maude Elizabeth Huff Freer. He married Vena Allen on October 2, 1940.  She survives him.  They have been married for 75 years.  They have three children, Kenyon (deceased), Lynn (Carol) Freer of Sherman, Richard Freer of Athens; ...Read More


Jim Caldwell

Jim Caldwell, age 63, of Jacksonville, formerly of Fancy Prairie, passed away on Friday, April 29, 2016 at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville. He is survived by a large and loving family. Jim is preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Robbie Caldwell. He was born June 20, 1952 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Fred Louis and ...Read More


Mary L. Pankey

Mary Louise Pankey, age 91, of Elkhart, Illinois, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. She is survived by her children, Gene (Joan) Pankey of Sherman, Larry (Diane) Pankey of Pleasant Plains, Donald (Stephania) Pankey of Springfield, and Deanne (David) Barker of Elkhart; step-sister, Phyllis (Bob) Hahn; step-brother, Jerry (Marlene) Olson; four sister-in-laws, Joanne Baugher, ...Read More

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Larry Wiker

  Larry Albert Wiker, 70, passed away on 04/15/16 @ 10:10 a.m. at Lakeland Regional Medical Center from a long battle with cancer. He was born 11/21/45 to Dorothy June Ruggles-Wiker and Harold Edwin Wiker in Athens, Ill.  He moved to Florida in 1976. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Harold and David, one grandchild ...Read More


Adolph Gazza, Jr.

Adolph J. Gazza, Jr., age 81, of Sherman, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2016 at St. John’s Hospice. Adolph is survived by sister, Marie Gazza-Viola; two nephews and one niece; two great nephews; one great niece and several cousins. He is preceded in death by both parents and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Adolph was born on January 2, ...Read More

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Caryl L. Baugher

Caryl Baugher, age 54, of Greenview passed away on Wednesday April 13, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Joann Baugher; a sister, Nancy (Karl) Rascher of Chicago; a brother, Don (Brenda) Baugher of New Albany, KS; three nieces; five nephews; five great-nieces; three great-nephews; and several cousins. Caryl is preceded in death by her father, Marshall, and sister Angie ...Read More