Sheppard, Alice

Alice Sheppard

Alice E. Sheppard, age 80, of Springfield, passed away on Thursday August 18, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield surrounded by family. She was born on December 16, 1935 in Tower Hill, the daughter of Kenneth and Delsie Foor. Alice married Henry Sheppard in 1958, he later preceded her in death in 1987. She […]

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Lowell Becker

Lowell Becker, age 89, of Greenview, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Lowell is survived by one son Mark (Kathy) Becker, two daughters, Tamara (Bill) Russell and Julianne (Gary) Manuel; six grandchildren, Scott Becker, Amy (Aaron) Janssen, Clay Becker, Bryan (Amanda) Russell, Kevin Russell, Laura […]

Bryant, William

William Bryant

William “Bill” Bryant, age 84, of Athens, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at his residence. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn; children, William “Bill” Allen (wife Debbie), Marla Sue Lewis, and Cathy Bryant; two grandchildren, Alexander Bryant and Clayton Lewis; a brother, Ronnie Bryant; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs, […]

Barnett, Sharon

Sharon Barnett

Sharon Lee (Grant) Barnett, age 72, of Athens, left her earthly home and entered eternal rest on Friday, July 29th, 2016. She joins her parents, Forrest and Corrine Grant and her brother Sidney Grant who have gone before her. Sharon was born on 10/1/43 in Springfield, Il. She was a graduate of Athens High School […]

Goodson, Albert

Albert “Bud” Goodson

Albert “Bud” Goodson, age 85, of Cantrall, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Villa Health Care East in Sherman. He is survived by a son, Stephen (husband, Michael Johns) Goodson of Cantrall; daughter; Teresa (husband, Scott) Blauvelt of Cantrall; two grandchildren, Dylan (companion, Cassie Schrader) and Jenna Blauvelt; sister, Delores (husband Laird) […]

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Mary Ann Johnson

Mary Ann Johnson, age 84, of Petersburg, passed away on July 27, 2016 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home. Mary Ann is survived by two sons, Steve (Sherry) and Mike (Vita) Johnson of Athens; two daughters, Diane (Mike) Sidwell of Petersburg and Julie (Ron) Alghini of Round Lake Beach; eleven grandchildren; five great grandchildren. She is […]

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Donald A. Banister

Donald A.  Banister, age 82, of Sherman, formerly of rural Springfield, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at his residence. Donald is survived by his wife, Frances; children Patti (Mike) Barnett of Williamsville, Brenda (Jeff) Knollenberg of Grimes, IA, and Tom Banister of North Prince George, VA; grandchildren; Jody Formea, Chatham, George (April) Muller, […]

Poteet, Kathleen

Kathleen Poteet

Kathleen Poteet, age 74, of Riverton, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Ebken (companion, Donny Kerber); grandson; Damon Ebken;  mother, Marie Downs; five brothers; Harold, Paul, Darrell, John, and Charles Downs; three sisters, Joanne Wheatley, Marlene Trueblood and Dorothy Downs; and […]

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John Lash

  John Lash, age 93, of Greenview, passed away on July 13, 2016 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home. John is survived by his wife, Joyce; two brothers; four children, Marilyn (Ron) Moore, Julie Pryer, Dan (Kay) Lash and Dale Lash as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by both parents; […]

Tibbs, James Jr.

James “Bob” Tibbs Jr.

  James “Bob” Tibbs, Jr., age 59, of Williamsville, lost his courageous 18 month battle with brain cancer at 4:00 PM, Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Memorial Medical Center while surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 29, 1956, in Lincoln, Illinois, to James “Bob” Tibbs, Sr. and JoAnn (Carter) Tibbs. Bob married […]