Messersmith, Wilbur

Wilbur Dean Messersmith, age 73, of Springfield died Sunday, November 25, 2007 at his residence. Survived by: Daughters : Kathy (Tom) Mileham of Springfield Sandra Messersmith of Petersburg Sons : Paul (Sharon) Messersmith of Tice Kurt Messersmith of Athens Brothers- Eugene Messersmith of Salisbury, MD William Edward Messersmith Jr. of Morris LaVerne Messersmith of Sanford, […]

Guffey, Betty

In loving memory of Betty Lois Wigg Guffey, who was 83, lived in Springfield, and passed on Thursday, November 22, 2007 at Memorial Medical Center with her family at her side. Survived by: One Daughter : Janell (Richard) Rankin of Rocheport, MO One Son – Rodney (Lois) Guffey of Williamsville, IL Three grandchildren : Randy […]

Yoakum, Robert

Robert Carl Yoakum of Athens died Monday, October 29, 2007 at his residence. Survived by:Wife : Connie Step-children – Debra Huse of Kansas City, KS Douglas (wife Shirley) Tavender of Greensburg, KY Rodney Tavender of Springfield Brother – Richard “Bub” (wife Carol) Yoakum or Athens Sister – Corrine June Minikin of Athens Five Step-grandchildren Two […]

Kern, Orville

Orville Kern, age 81, of Springfield, died at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield on Sunday, October 28, 2007. Survived by: Wife : Mary Brothers : Lyle (wife Marj) Kern of Sherman Joe (wife Joann) Kern of Cantrall John (wife Joyce) Kern of Athens Several Nieces & Nephews Mr. Kern was born March 18, 1926 in […]

Yoakum, Robert

Robert Carl Yoakum of Athens died Monday, October 29, 2007 at his residence. Survived by:Wife : Connie Step-children – Debra Huse of Kansas City, KS Douglas (wife Shirley) Tavender of Greensburg, KY Rodney Tavender of Springfield Brother – Richard “Bub” (wife Carol) Yoakum or Athens Sister – Corrine June Minikin of Athens Five Step-grandchildren Two […]

Kern, Dorothy

Dorothy Kern, age 77, of Rochester, died at 1:30 p.m. on August 26, 2007, at Memorial Medical Center. Mrs. Kern was born June 15, 1930, in Elkhart, the daughter of Evan and Zilphia Allen Davis. She graduated from Elkhart Community High School and attended Lincoln Christian College. She was employed as a secretary at Elkhart […]

Shanle, David

David D. Shanle, of Athens, passed away on August 28, 2007 at his residence after an extended illness. Survived by: Wife : Debbie of Athens Step-Daughter : Emily Hudson of Springfield Two Daughters : Lindsay Shanle (Matt Schlobohm) of Springfield Lacey Shanle of Springfield Sister : Sandy (Bob) Swan of Athens Two Nieces – Melinda […]

Hoffman, Joshua

Josh G. Hoffman, age 16, of Cantrall passed away on Sunday, August 26, 2007. Survived by: Parents : Jeff & Tressa Hoffman Brother – Riley Hoffman Grandparents – Sally (husband James) Lemons of Pittsfield – Gene Turnbaugh of Pittsfield – Jean (husband Ron) Vaughn of Macomb – Leroy (wife Janet) Hoffman of Carthage Great-Grandmother – […]

Bell, Brian

Brian Bell, age 44, of Athens, passed away Sunday, August 26, 2007. Survived by: Wife : Lori Two Sons – Coady Bell Kenton Bell Parents : Fred & Marilyn Bell of Cantrall Brother : Greg Bell of Cantrall Sister : Dixie Brown of Cantrall Grandmother : Cora Bell of Cantrall Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, and […]

Besch, Rose

Rose Besch age 55, of Athens died Friday, August 3, 2007 at St. Louis University Hospital. Survived by: Husband – Pete Two Sons : Burton (Suzie) Besch of Westmont, IL John Besch of Portland, Oregon Grandson – Ethan Mother : Helene Woroszylo Sister : Veronica (William) Wippo of Morris Niece : Karyn (Frank) Carajohn of […]