Hartung, Anita

Anita K. Hartung, age 85, of Petersburg, formerly of Flora and Athens, died Saturday January 19, 2008 at Sunny Acres Nursing Home in Petersburg. Survived by: Two Daughters : Stephanie (husband Robert W.) Churchill of Athens – Monica Maxwell of Athens Mrs. Hartung was born October 3, 1922 in Dixon, Iowa, the daughter of Albert […]

Kriss, Eleanor

Eleanor Kriss, age 86, of Springfield, died Friday January 11, 2008 at Heritage Manor in Springfield. Survived by:Spouse : Robert Kriss Several Cousins Mrs. Kriss was born February 22, 1921 in Springfield, Missouri, the daughter of Lee and Faye Gofarth. She married Robert Joseph Kriss on June 12, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. Mrs. Kriss was […]

Beccue, Helen

Helen I. Beccue, age 85, of Sherman, formerly of Athens, died Thursday December 6, 2007 at the Villa Health Care East in Sherman. Survived by: Daughter : Marilynn (Don) Ferricks of Athens Son : Glenn (Diana) Beccue of Bloomington Five Grandchildren : Melanie (David) Capps of Chatham David ( Lisa) Ferricks of Lockport Adam Beccue […]

Sorrells, Kent

Kent Sorrells, age 51, of Petersburg, died Thursday December 6, 2007 at his home. Survived by: Wife : Jeni of Petersburg Children : Caleb Dante Hannah, Josh, Ethan Mother- Vivian Golliher Brothers & Sisters : Kevin (Irena) Sorrells 2 Step-Brothers 3 Step-Sisters Several Nieces, and Nephews Mr. Sorrells was born March 21, 1956 in Quincy, […]

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 […]