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, […]

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, […]