Ellen Marcy

Ellen Marcy, age 32, of Petersburg, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at her residence. She is survived by her parents, Bruce and Judy Campbell; children, Chloe Marcy, Payton Lynch, and Hailey Campbell; sister, Laurie (husband Trent) Thomas; nephew, Remington Thomas; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceded in death by a […]


Mary Deckard

Mary Deckard, age 87, of Sherman, passed away on Monday, September 12, 2016 at Villa Health Care East in Sherman. She is survived by her son, Bob Deckard of Springfield; two grandchildren, Aaron (wife Holly) Deckard of Springfield and Devin (husband Ty) Bennett of Michigan; and five great-grandchildren, Nola, Blaise, Allana, Kendal, and Addison. Mary […]


Georgiann Albright

Georgiann Carol Albright, 89, passed away on September 10, 2016, at Heritage Health in Springfield. Georgiann was born September 2, 1927, in Springfield, to Edgar and Nellie (Nottingham) Marion. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and seven sisters. Georgiann is survived by her children, Penny Nickel of Springfield, Daniel of Aurora, […]


David J. Root

David Root, age 42, of Sherman, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. David was born February 23, 1974 in DeKalb, Illinois the son of James and Beverly Root, formerly of Hampshire, Illinois. He married his beloved wife, Julie Smith, on August 5, 2000 in Decatur, Illinois. David […]

Cully, Donald (Boots)

Donald “Boots” Cully

Donald L. “Boots” Cully, age 86, of Athens, passed away on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Boots is survived his wife, Judy, a son, James (Kadnaha) Cully; a daughter, Susan Shaw; grandchildren, Ian Shaw, Veronica and Christina Cully; former son-in-law, Vince Shaw; and one nephew and three nieces. He was […]

Defenbaugh, Jeanette

Jeanette Defenbaugh

Jeanette L. Defenbaugh, 44, of Peoria Heights, IL passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. She is survived by five daughters, Jessica Ohare of Athens, Jordan Haveman (husband Daniel) of Huber Heights, Ohio, and Kailee, Chloe, and Chelsea Edwards of Peoria Heights, IL, and one granddaughter, Mallory Hopper of Athens. She is also survived […]

Donna Gail Arnold Catlin, Sherman, Illinois

Donna G. Catlin

Donna Gail Catlin, 72, of Sherman, died Saturday the 27th on a family vacation in Utah. Donna was the daughter of Barbara and Donald Arnold and was married to Carl Catlin for 55 years.  In 1961 she and her husband made the first of what would become several moves and travel adventures across the nation […]

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 […]


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, […]