Ridge, John “J.R.”

John “J.R.” Ridge, age 48, of Hawthorn Woods, formerly of Greenview, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at his residence. Survived by: Wife – Marla Two Sons – Rick at State College in Pennsylvania Kirk of Tucson, AZ Three Sisters – Sharon (Jim) Millburg of Chatham Shelley (Del) Jones of Palm Springs, CA Lesley […]

Jacobs, Louise

Lou Tice Jacobs, formerly of Hinsdale, died February 6, 2008 at the King-Bruwaert House in Burr Ridge, her home for the past four years. Mrs. Jacobs, 89, was born and reared on the family farm near Greenview, Illinois. She attended the Greenview schools and graduated from the University of Illinois where she was a member […]

Griffin, Floyd

Floyd Griffin, age 74 of Springfield, died Saturday February 2, 2008 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield Survived by: Wife : Dolores Griffin Two Sons – Ron (wife Terri) Griffin of Springfield Rodney Griffin of Springfield Three Grandchildren Corey (newly married) Griffin of Mississippi Gabe Griffin of Portland, OR Cortney (Jason) Graham of Mechanicsburg Step-grandchild […]

Strode, Amber K.

Amber Kay Strode, age 22 of Springfield, passed away Sunday January 27, 2008 at her residence. Survived by: Parents : John & Dara Strode of Springfield Two Sisters : Christal (Aaron) Fillbright Heather (Kenneth) Williams One Brother : John (Sheila) Strode, Jr. Grandparents : Donald & Selma Thompson Robert Strode Sr. Several Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, […]

Engel, Edward

Edward “Bird” Engel, age 86, of Athens, died Thursday January 24, 2008 at Heritage Manor in Springfield. Survived by: Two Sons : Ronald Engel of Athens Ken Engel of Petersburg One Brother : William Engel of Athens One Sister – Margaret “Peg” Cooke of Springfield Several Nieces & Nephews Mr. Engel was born January 16, […]

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, […]