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IN MEMORY OF:
John William "Bill" Ellis

John William "Bill" Ellis, 89, of Knoxville, formerly of Avon, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at OSF St. Mary’s Hospital in Galesburg.

He was born on November 14, 1925 in Macomb to Roscoe and Lillian Gamage Ellis. He married Erma Jean Heaney at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa on December 23, 1950. She passed away on March 29, 2015.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Bill is survived by one son, John (Sandy) Ellis of Avon; one daughter, Karen (Jim) Smith of Adair; five grandchildren, Missy Smith Lillie, Tifanie (Dan) Self, Amanda Smith, Sarah (Steve) Koss and Lindsey (Eric) Rogers; ten great-grandchildren, Tayor Colston, Whitney Koss, Cooper Self, Tanner Reneau, William Koss, Wyatt Self, Cameron Lillie, Ellis Rogers, Adrienne Rogers and Abel Rogers; one twin brother, James Robert (Imogene) Ellis of Macomb and several nieces and nephews.

Bill lived his early life in Macomb. He farmed in Cameron, Good Hope and Avon before retiring in 2004. He was the Greenbush Township Clerk in Warren County for 8 years.

He was an Army veteran serving during World War II.

John enjoyed collecting John Deere Antique tractors.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Gary Elg officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the Avon Fire Department.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Randall Keith Jones

Randall Keith Jones, age 65, of 640 Memorial Drive, Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 7:40 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at his home.

He was born on September 23, 1949 in Macomb, Illinois son of Keith and Elaine McCreight Jones. He married Kelley Wilkinson in Macomb on April 23,2005.

He is survived his wife Kelley, two sons Evan Jones and Ian Jones both of San Jose, California , one stepdaughter Erica VanFleet of Macomb, one brother Scott (Georgia) Jones of Industry, Illinois and one sister Polly Jones of Vista, California. He was preceded in death by his parents one brother Rick Jones, one sister in infancy, and one nephew Alex Jones.

Randy lived most all his life in the Industry area, before moving to Macomb in 2005. He had attended Southern Illinois University majoring in Airport Management. Randy had been a farmer from 1976 until the present. He was a pilot and flew for Cobb Aviation in Macomb from 1978 to 1998, the last 15 years he was a pilot for the State of Illinois, he retired in 2013. Randy had also served on the Village of Industry Board for 26 years as Trustee and President.

Private family graveside services were held at the Industry Cemetery. There will be no visitation. A Celebration of Randy’s Life will be held at the Macomb Municipal Airport on Friday, July 3,2015 from 4:00p.m. until 7:00p.m. Memorials may be made to MDH Home Health or to the MDH Hospice Program . Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements. 

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IN MEMORY OF:
Sarah Simone White

Sarah Simone White, age 48, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, passed away at 2:44 P.M. on June 20, 2015 as the result of an automobile accident near Mount Pleasant, Iowa while she was traveling to visit her parents.

She was born in 1967 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota the daughter of Wm F. and Elizabeth Ann Irving White.

She is survived by, and will be greatly missed by her children Autumn, Eva, Milo, and Isaiah White, parents William and Ann White of Macomb, one sister Laura (David) Stark of San Jose, California, four brothers Dr. Drake (Carol) White of Macomb, Jack (Jayne) White of Westchester, Ohio, Mark(Carolyn)White of Rochester Minnesota, Burke (Hanevy) White of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her former husband, Milo R. Young.

She attended high school in Big Lake, Minnesota and graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. She served an 18-month mission in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She completed a Masters Degree in Social Work at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She worked with abused women for several years before moving to Sioux Falls, South Dakota where she lived since 1997. The most important thing in her life was her four children, and she was extremely proud of them, and their accomplishments. At the time of her death she was doing counseling for the Lutheran Social Services where she thoroughly enjoyed her work.

Private family graveside services will be held at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. First Counselor to the Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Shea Trost, will officiate. Memorials may be made for the children’s college fund in care of the Sarah White Fund at Edward Jones Investments office of Cory Clem and Don Hubner, 325 East Washington Street, Macomb, Illinois, 61455. Clugston -Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements. 

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IN MEMORY OF:
Charles E. Fordyce

Charles E. Fordyce, age 87, of 1200 East Grant Street, Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17,2015 at Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb. He was born on August 4,1927 in New Castle, Pennsylvania the son of William and Elizabeth Newton Fordyce. He married Mildred Helen Hay on December 12,1947 in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She preceded him in death on February 10,2013.

He is survived by two sons William (Patricia) Fordyce of Bolivia, North Carolina, and Richard (Janis) Fordyce of Camp Point, Illinois three daughters Joann (John) Simmons of Macomb, Carolyn (Charles)Seevers of Florissant, Missouri, and Barbara (Charles) Eickele of O’Fallon, Illinois, nine grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren, and one sister Lois Yost of Ravenna, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and two brothers William Fordyce and Donald Newton.

Charles served Christian Churches in the following cities Harlan, Kentucky, Williamson, West Virginia, Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, Hicksville, New York, Ivyland, Pennsylvania, Forked River, New Jersey, Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania, and Bushnell, Illinois. He had served on Mission Trips to Brazil, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia, India, Philippines, Cayman Islands and China. In all he had served for 62 years before his retirement. While in Pennsylvania he started a Children’s Ministry, Kids for Christ, in the North East neighborhoods of Philadelphia. Charles had also served in the US Navy from 1945 until the end of World War II. Charles always said that "His feet were in Philadelphia, his heart was around the world"

Funeral services will be held at the Bushnell Christian Church on Monday, June 22,2015 at 11:00 a.m. The family will meet with friends one hour before the time of service. Bud Yoder will officiate. Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. Memorials may be made to the Bushnell Christian Church, to be distributed to various missions. 

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IN MEMORY OF:
John Provine

John Provine, 76, of 1300 East Grant Street, Macomb, formerly of Adair, passed away at 12:05 a.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb.

He was born on October 17, 1938 in Industry to Carl and Vena DeWitt Provine. He married Sheila Payne Pace on February 4, 1989 in Macomb. She survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Mischelle Provine of Washington, Melanie Strode of Knoxville and Janelle Provine of Washington; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Lou Rutledge of Crawfordsville, Indiana and Pat Hughes of Harrisonburg, Virginia; two sisters-in-law, Helen Provine of Georgetown, Texas and Verla Hamm of Industry; several nieces and nephews, John (Marilyn) Provine, Patty Evans, Mary Quintana, Pete SanAgustin, Bridget (Charles) Miller, Jill Rutledge, Greg (Miriam) Provine, Jeff (Jan) Provine, Melissa (James) Henry, Amanda Crider, Don (Leah) Hughes and Denny (Mindy) Hughes and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one step-son, Walker Pace; two brothers, Ivan Provine and Eldon Provine; one sister in infancy, Martha Verjean Provine; one sister-in-law, Maria Provine.

John lived in Adair for 23 years before moving to Macomb in 2012. He was a member of the Industry United Methodist Church.

John will be remembered for his hard work and dedication to his customers and friends. He was the Operations Manager for McDonough FS Inc. He worked in the elevator, mixed fertilizer, dispatched trucks and delivered propane for 47 years before his retirement in 2003. He worked several other jobs following his retirement.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 in Industry Cemetery with Reverend Steve Granadosin officiating.There will be no family visitation but friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice Program.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Betty Ruth Hodges

Betty Ruth Hodges, age 85, formerly of Macomb, Illinois passed away on May 17, 2015 in Charleston, Illinois.

She was born on April 4, 1930 in Brooklyn Township in Schuyler County, Illinois the daughter of Harry Ward and Ruth Mae Stoneking Coakley. She married Ghlee Lasswell. He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons Michael G. (Mari) Lasswell and Jeffrey T. Lasswell, two daughters Bonnie McDonald and Connie (Dan) Risen, several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Rodney P. Stoneking, great-grandson Galvin Klenzman, daughter-in-law Patty Lasswell, three brothers, Wendell, Donald and Gene, and three sisters Marjorie, Wilma, and Verna Mae.

Betty worked at Ford Hopkins as a young lady, later as a farmer’s wife, and then worked at Walmart for several years. Betty really enjoyed life on the farm, raising children and school activites. She was involved with ladies at the church and helping Ghlee on the farm. She had attended the Macomb Nazarene and the Industry Assembly of God churches.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Reverends Jon Keck, Judy Davenport and Carrol Techau will officiate. The family will meet with friends on Sunday at the funeral home starting at 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials may be made to Lincolnland Hospice, 1004 Health Center Drive, Suite 202, Mattoon, Illinois 61938.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Vickie Lynn Harber

Vickie Lynn Harber, 65, of Keytesville, Missouri, formerly of Macomb passed away at 7 a.m. Monday, May 19, 2015 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

She was born on June 5, 1949 in Peoria the daughter of Richard and Betty Pence Simms.

She is survived by four sons, Richard (Vera) Harber of Colchester, Michael (Bobbi) Grosclaude of Canton, John (Carla) Harber of Peoria and Lee Grosclaude of Hannibal, Missouri; two daughters, Victoria Mitchell of Bushnell and Betsy (Fred) Alexander of Mt. Sterling; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and one sister, Dorothy Simms of Chicago.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Clifford Harber.

Vickie was born in Peoria. She lived in Macomb until 2000 when she moved to Keytesville.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Vickie Harber Memorial Fund.

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Gary L. Forquer

Gary L. Forquer, 62, of Blandinsville, passed away at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 17, 2015 at his residence.

He was born on May 29, 1952 in LaHarpe to Walter Eugene and Juanita Lucille Murphy Forquer.

He is survived by his life-long partner, JoAnne Dill of Blandinsville; children, Tammi (Mike) May of Dallas City, Amber (Robbie Walker) Olson of Dallas City, Mike Dill of Carman and Mark Dill of Bardolph; grandchildren, Lexi May, Lane May, Skyler Olson, Madison Lamb, Keegan Walker, Andrew Dill, Dannielle Dill, Hailee Dill and Cori Dill; great-grandchildren, Cory and Brayden and three brothers, James of Canton and Jack and Terry, both of New London, Iowa, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Warren and one sister, Nedra.

Gary lived in Blandinsville for 34 years. He was the former owner and operator of The Hayloft Inn and Two Doors Down in Blandinsville. He also operated the Barn in Burlington.

He was a member of the LaMoine Valley ABATE club and was on the board for the Twin Oaks Country Club.

He was a National Guard veteran.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 22, 2015 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville with Reverend Gordon Blankenship officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville where full military rites will be conducted by the Blandinsville and Macomb American Legion.

Memorials may be made to Blandinsville, Good Hope, Sciota Veteran’s Memorial or MDH Hospice.

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Donna Lou Hamm

Donna Lou Hamm, 84, of Adair, passed away at 3:25 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Countryview Care Center in Macomb.

She was born on January 29, 1931 in Adair to Glen Wesley and Millicent Pearl Wells Sayers. She married John Duane Hamm on September 18, 1949 in Adair. He survives.

Also surviving are one son, Stan (Terri) Hamm of Adair; three daughters, Susan (Jack) Pace of Macomb, Stacy (Terry) Thompson of Macomb and Sara (Mark) Kugler of Macomb; one daughter-in-law, Verla Jean Hamm of Industry; seven grandchildren, Josh (Kelly) Hamm of Macomb, Jeni (Mike Nelson) Hamm of Sunrise Beach, Missouri, Sasha (Nick) Chambers of Bushnell, Sadie (Aaron) Magee of Raritan, Adam (Becky Mast) Thompson of Lisle, Austin Thompson of Macomb and Christa (Brian Sears) Miller of Industry; eight great-grandchildren, Connor and Sydney Hamm, Carter, Landon and Oliver Chambers, Conlee and Tatum Magee and Owen Parker and one brother, Max Sayers of Industry.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son Steve Hamm; one grandson, Walker Pace and one sister-in-law, Barbara Sayers.

Donna lived most all of her life in the Adair area. She most enjoyed her grandchildren, working in her flower beds, frying mushrooms, and baking for farmers market. Donna was an excellent cook and seasoned thousands of ribeye steaks for 27 years for the Illinois Cattleman’s Association.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15, 2015 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Adam Moore officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pennington Point Cemetery west of Adair.

Memorials may be made to New Salem Fire and Rescue or the Salvation Army.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Winifred Alta McCord

Winifred Alta McCord, of Glendale, Arizona, formerly of Macomb and Oquawka, passed away on February 25, 2015 in Glendale.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the Oquawka Cemetery with Jon Warren officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded.

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

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Rebecca J. "Becky" Mathias

Rebecca J. "Becky" Mathias, 38, of 207 West hail Street, Bushnell, passed away at midnight on May 9, 2015 at St. John’s Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born on November 1, 1976 in Winfield, Iowa to J. Marshall and Estelene Fay Stoll Mathias.

She is survived by her father, Marshall of Macomb; one brother, Randy Mathias of Bushnell; two nieces, Kristina (Michael Forman) Green of Macomb and Amber (Lyman Jones) Green of Macomb; one nephew, Joshua Green of Macomb and one great- niece and one great-nephew, J. Malachi Forman and Layla Forman.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Estelene Mathias; one sister, Marcia Green and one brother, Steven Mathias.

Becky has lived in the Mosaic Home in Bushnell since 1998. She worked at the Beth and Friends store in Bushnell.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Donnie Case officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to Mosaic in Macomb.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Elaine Kay Aten

Elaine Kay Aten, 67, of Industry, passed away at 1:10 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2015 at her home.

She was born on October 14, 1947 in Avon to Rex and Dorothy Swanson Farrar. She married Jim Aten on April 15, 1967 in Industry. He survives.

Also surviving are her mother, Dorothy Farrar of Bushnell; daughter, Staci (Jason) Danner of Industry; son, Bradley (Pennie) Aten of Clarksville, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Beau Martin, Sydney Danner, Christian Danner, Caitlin Aten and Jenna Aten; two brothers, Buddy (Kathy) Lewis of Springfield, Missouri and Donnie Farrar of Bushnell and two sisters, Diane Hull of Sandoval and Patty Smith of Bushnell.

She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Bob Farrar.

Elaine was a graduate of Bushnell-Prairie City High School. She lived most of her life in Industry. She attended Spoon River College taking accounting courses.

She worked for Willey Oil in Industry, Union Bank in Macomb and the State Bank of Industry , working for over 10 years at each of these jobs.

She is a member of the Industry United Methodist Church. She was the former treasurer for the Village of Industry and former financial secretary for the Industry United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the Industry United Methodist Church with reverend Steve Granadosin officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial will be in the Industry Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Industry United Methodist Church or MDH Hospice.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Richard Charles Lawyer

Richard Charles Lawyer, 90, of Macomb, passed away at 4:08 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.

He was born on February 17, 1925 in Moline, Illinois to Ralph and Pauline Halliburton Lawyer. He married the love of his life, his wife of 54 years, Dorothy Jean Barron Lawyer. She passed away in 1997. He later married the lovely lady who shared his later years, Louise Lawyer. She passed away in 2009.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Richard is survived by four daughters, Sherry (Tom) Collins of Center Point, Texas, Shirley Miles of April Sound, Texas, Kathy (Dan) Daniels of Rockport, Texas and Patty (Summer Vincak) Lawyer of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He lived his early life in Macomb, most of his life in Texas before moving back to Macomb in 1997.

He was a US Army Air Corps veteran entering into the Cadet Pilot Training Program in 1943. He was a member of the Army Air Corps 11th Combat Cargo 513th Troop Carrier group. He flew many missions over the Himalayan Mountains (they called it the Hump) and was given the Chinese Air Medal presented personally to him by General Chiang Kai-shek.

He was a member of the Macomb American Legion, the Macomb Elks Lodge and the Hump Pilot’s Club.

He will be missed by all of his friends who gathered on his front porch.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no local services. Full military services will be conducted at the Fort Sam Houston National Military Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas at a later date.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donors choice or the Disabled American Veterans.

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

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