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IN MEMORY OF:
Estelene Mathias

Estelene Mathias, age 77, passed away at 12:35 a.m. on Saturday ,February 28,2015 at Grand Prairie Assisted Living in Macomb, Illinois.

She was born on May 17, 1937 in Bondurant, Iowa, the daughter of Otto and Opal McIntosh Stoll.

She married J. Marshall Mathias on October 26, 1962 in Bondurant, Iowa.

She is survived by her husband Marshall one son, Randy Mathias, of Bushnell, Illinois, one daughter, Becky Mathias of Bushnell, Illinois, two granddaughters, Kristina (Michael Forman) Green of Macomb and Amber (Lyman Jones) Green of Macomb, one grandson, Joshua Green of Macomb, one great-grandson J. Malachi Forman and one great-grandaughter Layla Forman of Macomb, one twin sister, Arlene (Eldon) Linn of Arlington, Virginia and many nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded by her parents, one daughter, Marcia Green, one son, Steven Mathias, and two brothers Lee Stoll and Roy Stoll.

Estelene was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Maple Ave. Chritian Church in Macomb. Estelene was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon on Thursday,March 5,2015 at the Clugston -Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Rev. Donnie Case will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Mosaic in Macomb. 

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IN MEMORY OF:
Glen L. Vance

Glen L. Vance, age 98, passed away at 12:05 A.M. on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb. He was born on July 18, 1916 near Denver Illinois, the son of Joseph A. and Ruth Duffy Vance. He married Martha Willis on July 28, 1939 in Carthage, Illinois. She preceded him in death on September 29, 2010.

He is survived by three daughters Evelyn McEvoy of St. Louis, Missouri, Mary Ann Anthony of Batavia, Illinois, and Susan Specht of Macomb, Illinois, one son Jerry Vance of Macomb, several grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren, and one sister Anna Mae (Laverne )Mitchell of Carthage Illinois. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha, his parents, a daughter Ruth Elaine Vance, and infant son, and one sister Margareet Coulter.

Glen was a graduate of Carthage High School and Carthage College. During World War II he taught four years in rural schools. He had worked for and with the agriculture sector all his life while serving on the Soil Conservation Board. He also served on the Colchester and Macomb School Boards and the Macomb Production Credit Board for 25 years. He worked as manager in the livestock feed supplement business over 20 years and working in real estate his later years. He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb. Glen enjoyed gardening and fishing and sharing the produce and fish with friends and neighbors.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Clugston- Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Rev. Dr. Howard White will officiate. Burial will be at the Harmony Cemetery near Carthage, Illinois. The family will meet with friends on Wednesday, one hour before the time of service. Memorials may be made to the MDH Hospice Program. 

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Norman E. Morrow

Norman E. Morrow, age 79, of rural Macomb, passed away at 9:31 P.M. on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on December 12, 1935 in Macomb, Illinois the son of Wayne and Valera Plate Morrow. He married Marlene Everman on January 30, 1955 in Macomb.

He is survived by his wife Marlene, one son Bill Morrow of Macomb, one daughter Denise (Ross) Rogers of rural Macomb, five grandchildren, Misty (Denny)Wear, Dusty (Jeff) Turner, Garrett (Lindsey) Morrow, Conner Morrow, and Stephanie (Robin) Rogers-Clark, five great-grandchildren, Madison Wear, Mason Wear, Paisley Turner, Gracie Turner, and Ramon Clark, two brothers Philip Morrow of Macomb, and David (Kathy) Morrow of Macomb. He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson Brian Rogers, and one brother Leon Morrow.

Norman was a graduate of Bardolph High School and lived all his life in the rural Macomb area. He worked for 32 years at the Macomb Post Office from 1966 until 1998 during that time he also farmed, and he farmed for several more years following his retirement from the post office. Norman was a former board member at the Bardolph Methodist Church and was a former Bardolph School Board Member.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Rev.Rob Harrison will officiate. Burial will be at the Bardolph Cemetery.The family will meet with friends from 6:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Clugston -Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Memorials may be made to the Brian Rogers Memorial Scholarship for the Macomb Scholastic Bowl, the MDH Hospice Program, or to the Adair Fire and Rescue Squad. 

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Roger N. Martin

Roger N. Martin, age 48, of California and formerly of Macomb, passed away on February 13, 2015 in Carizzo Springs, Texas.

He was born on February 24, 1966 in Colchester and grew up in Macomb. He is the son of Leroy and Janis F. Fosdyck Martin. He married Rose M. Moreau on August 4, 1993. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother, Janis Fosdyck of Decatur; 3 daughters, Jessica Martin of Denver, Colorado, Zahydie Martin of Denver and Jennifer (Mason) Vines of Havelock, North Carolina; 1 son, "RJ" Roger N. Martin, Jr. of Fillmore, California; one sister, Christina Baily of Decatur and two brothers, Hiram Martin and John Reedy both of Macomb.

He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Martin and one sister, Lora Martin.

He served in the Army from 1987 to 1991 where he was a cook. He was in active battle at some point during the Gulf War.

He moved to the U.S. Virgin Islands where he met and married Rose. They where married for 21 years. He had a big heart. He was always helping someone and worried more about others than himself. His number one priority was making sure the family had everything they needed and wanted.

Roger liked to watch movies in his free time. He enjoyed spending time with Rose. He loved country music. His favorite breakfast was Eggs Benedict. He had a very particular way that he liked things done. He enjoyed cooking. He was a phenomenal cook. He also baked the most perfect cakes and made great desserts. He was excited about his first grandchild to be born in May.

He worked for Sodexo Remote Sites. He joined the company in 1991 and was with them for nearly 24 years. He was in charge of the California teams as well as all of the land camps. He passed away at the Carrizo Springs land camp in Texas. He literally lived, breathed, and died for his company. He was loyal, dedicated and enthusiastic. His employees loved him. He treated everyone equally and made it known that he was no better then anyone else.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday , February 19, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Wally Holt officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services. 

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Glade L Walters

Glade L Walters, 92, of Abingdon, formerly of Adair, passed away at 9:17 a.m. Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Care Center of Abingdon.

He was born on June 5, 1922 to Leonard and Mary Estella Hensley Walters. He married Marianna Lee Pennell on February 10, 1946 near Good Hope. She passed away on July 3, 2004.

Also preceding him in death are his parents; one brother, Eldon Walters; one grandson, Lonnie Launer and one son-in-law, Don Launer.

He is survived by two daughters, Cheryl Launer of Bushnell and Cynthia (Mark) Howerter of Monmouth; three sons, Ken (Viola) Walters of Maquon, Alan (Debbie) Walters of Federal Heights, Colorado and Frank (Keri) Walters of Chicago; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Glade lived all of his life in Adair except the last 5 years when he lived with his son in Maquon. He farmed for 50 years and later worked for grounds department for Macomb School District for several years following his retirement.

He was a member of the New Salem Fire Department, McDonough County Farm Bureau and attended the Abingdon Christian Church. Glade and Mary Lee were long-time members of the former New Salem Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Darryl McDaniel officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the Abingdon Christian Church.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Eugene C. Sindak

Eugene C. Sindak, 84, of Macomb, formerly of Rochester Hills, Michigan, passed away at 11:09 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 2015 at his residence.

Gene was born on August 19, 1930 in Hamtramck, Michigan, to the late Stanley and Pearl Oglinski Sindak. He married Norma Williamson in Detroit, Michigan in 1951. Together they had two children.

He graduated from Cass Technical High School and worked in the printing industry as an offset press operator. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Macomb, and previously had been a member of University Presbyterian Church in Rochester Hills, Michigan, where he had been active as Sunday School teacher, deacon, and elder. He volunteered as a Boy Scout leader, enjoyed projects around the house, and was a Detroit Tigers fan.

Surviving Gene are his daughter, Nancy (James) Caldwell of Macomb, son, Douglas (Jennie) Sindak of Overland Park, Kansas; grandchildren, Katie (Brett) Schoonover, Ryan (Karen) Caldwell, and Dale Sindak; great-granddaughter, Audrey Elizabeth; and sister, Virginia Fazio.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Norma.

A Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church in Macomb with Reverend Mark Merrill officiating, visitation being held one hour prior to services at the church.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Central Illinois Chapter, 606 W. Glen Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61614, the Eugene Sindak Memorial at First Presbyterian Church, Macomb to support music programs; or a charity of your choice.

Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Joanne Anderson

Joanne Anderson, 83, of Macomb, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family on Thursday, February 12, 2015, at 2:40 a.m.

She was born in Tennessee Township, Illinois, to Leo and Lulu McFadden Downey. She married Jack Lee on July 1, 1949, in Keokuk, Iowa.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, son, Scott Eugene Lee, and grandson, Benjamin Hartley.

Joanne is survived by her children, Peggy (Roger) Lunt of Camp Point, Jackie (David) Carrillo of Palatine, Jeff Lee of Macomb, Susie (Ross) Ferguson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Shelly (Lynn) Hoffman of Clinton, Iowa; grandchildren, Kristi (David) Bauer, Doug Friday, Troy Friday, Nathan Hartley, Justin Hartley, Megan Hartley, Gabriela Carrillo, Travis (Jessica) Lee, Scott ( Marlena) Lee, Allison Lee, Erin (Derek) Wiley, Jeremy (Melinda) Watson, Mathew ( Dana) Watson, Jessica Buwick, Grant Ferguson, Chase Ferguson, Nick Hoffman and twin brothers Sam and Jack Hoffman; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Downey of Macomb and Mary Short of Alamo, Texas, and many nieces and nephews.

She was a 1948 graduate of Colchester High School. She worked along side her husband, Jack, on the farm. Jack and Joanne owned and operated the Corner Cafe which was located on the corner of Lafayette and Carroll Streets in Macomb. She was a Food Service Supervisor at Western Illinois University, in Bayliss-Henniger before her retirement.

Joanne was known for beating the odds. She had fought battles against a brain aneurysm, heart disease and an abdominal aortic aneurysm. What could have been a long painful illness with cancer, ended after a month of laughter and memory sharing at home with her family.

Joanne enjoyed word puzzles, playing pitch with friends, playing aggravation with sisters, trips to the casino, watching television, especially her soaps, Wheel of Fortune, and other game shows, finding and trying new recipes, and spending special time with family. She always looked forward to preparing dinner and celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with her family.

Joanne was a current member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and a past member of the Macomb American Legion Auxiliary as well as the Macomb VFW Auxiliary.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015, at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Association, American Heart Association or the Cancer Fund.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Arbon Gale Grossman

Arbon Gale Grossman, age 85, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 12:45 A.M. on Wednesday, February 11,2015 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

He was born on March 28, 1929, in Macomb, Illinois the son of Arbon Floyd and Opel Fern Potts Grossman. He married Ruth Westerdale on November 24, 1962 in Macomb.

He is survived by his wife Ruth, one son Arbon Mark Grossman of Chicago and one daughter Gloria (Jeff) Smith of Tulsa Oklahoma, and two grandsons Jeffrey Smith and Weston Smith both of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Arbon was a graduate of Macomb High School and was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He worked as a Pipefitter and Welder for the Steamfitters Local # 353 in Peoria. On November 8, 2006, he was awarded the 50-year membership in the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitters Industry of the United States and Canada. Through the years Arbon enjoyed many hobbies including horses, camping, archery, trapshooting, and model cars. He treasured his daily ritual of having coffee in the morning with his buddies.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Rev. Jon Keck officiating. Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. Full military rites will be conducted at the cemetery by the Macomb American Legion and the Macomb V.F.W. Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Industry Assembly of God building fund. 

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IN MEMORY OF:
Evelyn Toland

Evelyn Toland, age 95, a resident of Wesley Village in Macomb and formerly of Industry, passed away at 3:44 A.M. on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at Wesley Village. She was born on March 23, 1919 in Industry the daughter of Burly and Ada Swift Finch. She married Clyde Toland on June 10, 1939 in Macomb, Illinois. He preceded her in death on March 19, 2010.

Evelyn is survived by two sons Roger (Ollie) Toland of Industry and Jerry (Vicky) Toland of Galesburg, one daughter Kay (Richard) Derry of Macomb, eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers Francis, Kenneth, and Adrian Finch. Evelyn graduated from Industry High School in 1937. She had worked as a secretary for several years was a member of the BPO Deers, and the Industry Women’s Club.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at the Clugston Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Rev.Darrell Cardwell will officiate. Burial will be at the Industry Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M. on Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Macomb Church of God. 

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IN MEMORY OF:
Leora "Jean" Fitch

Leora "Jean" Fitch, 79, of Good Hope, passed away at 5:28 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born on August 26, 1935 in Fountain Green, Illinois to William Ray and Mary Elizabeth Shoup Barrett. She married Bernard Fitch on July 29, 1951 in Macomb. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Randy (Amy) Fitch of Witt, Illinois; one daughter, Brenda (Robert) Grisham of Blandinsville; seven grandchildren, Amy (Nick) Bono, Brandon (Bouavanh) Grisham, Christopher (Stephanie) Fitch, Kimberly Fitch, Dustin (Jessica) Foster, Andy (Jennifer) Dill and Candi (Jeremy) Clements; thirteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Ray Barrett of Macomb and two sisters, Norma Lange of Marion, Iowa and Katherine Coplan of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters and two great-grandchildren.

Jean has lived in Good Hope since 1973. She worked in food service at Northwestern School District for 21 years.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Delbert Pancake officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the MDH Ambulance Service.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Donna M. Kelly

Donna M. Kelly, 85, of Macomb, passed away at 5:25 p.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

She was born on November 13, 1929 in Macomb to Charles and Ruth Stone Marlow. She married Francis "Wild Man" Kelly on January 15, 1947. He passed away on December 30, 2012.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Marjorie Silberer and Mary Case and one brother, Willard "Hap" Marlow.

Donna is survived by one daughter, Paula (Earl) Pepmeyer of Macomb; two sons, Scott (Stephanie) Kelly and Mark Kelly, both of Macomb; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one sister, Barb (Jack) Silberer of Macomb and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She has lived all of her life in Macomb. She worked as a sales clerk for the Melton’s Toy Store for many years. She then worked for Haeger Pottery and Marriott Food Group untill her retirement.

She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and bowled in leagues for many years.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside burial of ashes will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Carol Jean Rowland

Carol Jean Rowland went to be with the Lord at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

Carol Jean was born in Schuyler County, Illinois on December 20, 1933, the daughter of Harold and Beulah Pickinpaugh Caldwell. She married Paul A. Rowland on May 24, 1952 in Macomb. He survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Paulette (Ric Smart) Wilson and Daphne (Mike) Thorman, both of Macomb and Penny (Jeff) Brown of Galesburg; one son, Douglas Rowland of Adair; 13 grandchildren, Scott and Olivia Wilson, Rachael Brunswig, Shana Wade, Nicholas Brown, Jessica, Brent, Lucas, Courtney and Ryan Thorman and Kristin, Devin and Sarah Rowland; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Spring of North Henderson and two sisters-in-law, Helen Koestner and Dorothy Caldwell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 4 brothers, Lewis, Ernest, Merle and Bradford Caldwell and one sister, Alleyne Bartlow.

Carol Jean graduated from Industry High School and was valedictorian. She attended Young’s School of Beauty and was a beautician in her home for 40 years and worked for the Illinois Department of Human Services for 11 years.

Carol Jean was a devoted mother and grandmother who took wonderful care of her family and loved little children even while she was at the Elms. Carol Jean cooked huge family dinners and at one time had 13 desserts because each grandchild had a favorite. Carol Jean enjoyed knitting, sewing, baking and reading her bible. She always looked for the best in everyone, always had a positive outlook and a listening ear for anyone.

Carol was a former member of the Littleton Baptist Church and attended the Doddsville Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 6, 2015 at the Doddsville Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial will be in the Doddsville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Elms Nursing Home, Doddsville Methodist Church or Doddsville Cemetery.

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