James V. DeSpain, Sr. (Little Jim)

James V. DeSpain, Sr., age 86, passed away on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. James was born on September 15, 1930 to James and Rose DeSpain. James worked all over Illinois as a lineman.  He also worked for various companies as a truck driver and retired from Sasco Auto Parts. James enjoyed […]

Vena M. Freer

Vena Freer, age 93, of Petersburg, formerly of Athens, passed away on August 1, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. She is survived by two sons, Lynn (Carol) Freer of Sherman, Richard Freer of Athens; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lila Jennice and Janet Howard; one brother, Bill Allen; several nieces […]

Frances J. Wilson

Frances J. Wilson, age 88, of Shelbyville, TX, formerly of Springfield, passed away on July 23, 2017 at her residence. She was born August 30, 1928 in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Max and Florence Vincent Zellers. She is survived by children, Linda (Joe) Smith, Brandon Wilson, Sandy (Brent) Schmidt, Vicki (Terry) Treat, Barb Graham, […]

Calvin Colson

Calvin Colson, age 57, of Springfield, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born October 20, 1959, in Springfield, IL, the son of John R. Colson, Sr. and Ruth Williams-Colson. Calvin is survived by one brother, John R. Colson, Jr. (Paulette) of Medora, IL; a sister, Carol Baker […]

Goldena Shanle

Goldena “Dede” Hopkins Shanle, passed away on July 3rd, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center. She is survived by two daughters, Lindsay Shanle of Decatur, IL and Lacey Shanle of Edinburg, IL; grandson, David Lush of Edinburg, IL; two sisters, Joyce Beare (Lee Beare) of Sherman, IL and Cynthia Jones of Springfield, IL; one brother, Billy […]

Phil McGlasson

  Phillip McGlasson, age 68, of Greenview, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his family. Phil was born on March 27, 1949 in Springfield, IL the son of James “Howard” and Mildred Atwood – McGlasson. He served in the United States Army from 1969-1971 as a sharpshooter and […]

John Woodrum

John “White Cap” Woodrum, age 100, of Williamsville, passed away on June 19, 2017 at Villa Health Care East in Sherman. John is survived by his daughter, Karen Henderson; two grandchildren, Dion (Dee Ann) Henderson of Colchester, Brian (Colleen) Henderson of Morton; and four great-grandchildren; Chelsey of Omaha, NE, Brady of Colchester, Jordan of Omaha, […]

Nancy Manning

Nancy Manning, age 73, of Sherman, passed away on Monday, June 5, 2017, peacefully at her home surrounded by family after an extended battle with cancer. She was born on July 23, 1943, in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Harold and Ruaelma Johnstone. Nancy is survived by her children, Eric (Marla) Smith, Todd (Leanne) Smith, […]

Barbara Sherrock

Barbara J. Sherrock, age 79, of Williamsville, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Eugene; three sons, Joe (Liz), Michael (Sharron) and John (Krista) Sherrock; ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren, as well as several nieces and one nephew. Barb is preceded in […]

Jacob Ryan Setzer, Jr.

Jacob Ryan Setzer, Jr., infant son of Jacob and Brittney Setzer, passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at St. John’s Hospital. He is survived by his parents; brother, Kayden; grandparents; aunts, uncles, and family. Private services will be held. Flowers can be sent to the funeral home.