Dorothy Engel

Dorothy Engel, age 89, of Lemont, formerly of Springfield, passed away on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Lemont Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lemont, IL. Dorothy was born on June 10, 1928, the daughter of Herman and Carrie Geriets. She married Harold Engel on February 7, 1947. Dorothy is survived by her son, Gary Engel […]

Audrey Rapp

Audrey M. Rapp, age 91, of Petersburg, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Mrs. Rapp was born May 17, 1926 in Greenview the daughter of Adam and Golda (Goldie) May Sampson Hibbs. She married Benjamin F. Rapp on January 21, 1946 at the Mason City Christian Church. She attended […]

Walter E. Bennett

Walter Bennett, age 87, of Springfield, passed away on Friday, September 15. Walter was born July 6, 1930 in Springfield, the son of Amon and Mae Bennett. He married Helen Mangold on September 7, 1951. He is survived by his wife, Helen; one son, Gene (wife Betty) Bennett; two grandchildren, Cory (wife Amy) & Christy; […]

Marshall E. Starr

On September 12, 2017, Marshall E. Starr, age 89, of Greenview, passed away at his residence. Marshall was born on October 21, 1927 in Petersburg, Illinois the son of James and Ethel Neat Starr. He is survived by a son, Michael (Barb) Starr; two daughters, Gloria Starr and Karen Ferguson; grandchildren, Edward (Jana) Ferguson, Jon […]

Stanley Tobias

Stanley Tobias, age 70, of Athens, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Memorial Hospice at Heritage in Springfield. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons, Kris (Renee) of Wisconsin and Kory (Jessica) Tobias of Chatham; grandchildren, Kendra, Kyla, Rylan, Kael, and Zeke; and a sister, Debra (Fred) Liggett of Florida. He […]

James Oschwald

James Oschwald, age 76, of Springfield, passed away on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Regency Care in Springfield. Mr. Oschwald was born on August 11, 1941 in Andrew, Illinois, the son of William G. and Ida Edith Schmidt Oschwald.  He was the youngest of six children. He was baptized into the Christian faith on August […]

Movita M. Campbell

Movita Campbell, age 76, of Williamsville, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at her sister’s residence.  Cremation rites will be accorded and no services will be held per Movita’s request.  Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens is assisting the family.

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, […]