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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]