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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:
Melodye Ann Pyles

Melodye Ann Pyles, 60, of Macomb passed away at 4:20 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at her residence at 14320 North 900th Road.

She was born on May 2, 1955 in Macomb to Roy Kendell and Virginia Burgett Justus. She married Steve Pyles on December 30, 1982 in Macomb. He survives.

Also surviving are her three children, Mandy (David) Kreps of Macomb, Skyler (Amanda) Pyles of Statesboro, Georgia and Eliot (Erica) Pyles of Fountain, Colorado. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Kelbie, Trevor, Tyler, Trenton and Hudson; one great-grandchild, Aiden and her loyal, loving dog, Scarlett. Also surviving is her brother, Leonard (Karen) Justus of Macomb.

Melodye was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Virginia Justus and her brother, Kenny Justus.

She lived all of her life in Macomb except for several years in Peoria when she was a hairdresser. She was co-owner of 101 Corvette Paint and Body shop in Macomb.

She was an avid Nascar fan, enjoyed reading, listening to music and following the Cubs with Steve.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 Friday, May 8, 2015 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the Melodye Pyles Memorial Fund to be used for those in need of mental health issues.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Charles Edward Dobbs

Charles Edward Dobbs, 90, of Macomb, passed away at 11:50 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015 at his residence.

He was born on December 27, 1924 in Macomb to James William and Alice Rinda Carey Dobbs. He married

Bessie Raudabaugh on September 13, 1946 in Macomb. She passed away on May 2, 2007.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one brother James Dobbs; one son-in-law, Pete Williams and his step-father, Howard Gordon.

He is survived by his children, Sharon (Bill) Robinson of Macomb, Cindy Williams of Keithsburg, Illinois, Linda (Bill) Helmer of Genoa, Illinois, Sandra (Dan) Cottral of Rock Island, Steven (Connie) Dobbs of Macomb, Jim Dobbs of Macomb and Jeff Dobbs of Macomb; 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Charles lived all of his life in Macomb where he worked in maintenance at McDonough District Hospital. He was a Marine veteran serving from 1944 to 1945. Charles was a Life Member of the Macomb VFW and a member of the Macomb American Legion.

Charles very much enjoyed his hospice care givers and appreciated their kindness to him during his illness.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Private family graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb at a later date.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials may be made to MDH Hospice.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
Marion F. Huston

Marion F. Huston, 86, of Good Hope, passed away at 6:44 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born on July 8, 1928 in Blandinsville Township, McDonough County to Oakley C. and Myrna Hall Huston. He married Kathyrn Fox on June 15, 1957 in Nashua, Iowa. She survives.

Also surviving are one son Harold (Kandee) Huston of Murray, Kentucky and two granddaughters, Jordan Huston of Bowling Green, Kentucky and Morgan Huston of Murray, Kentucky.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two half brothers, William and Charles Huston.

Marion lived in Good Hope for 57 years. He farmed in Blandinsville Township for many years before retiring in 1997.

He was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War from 1950 to 1951. He was a member of the Roseville Masonic Lodge for over 60 years and the Quincy Consistory for over 60 years.

Masonic services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday May 2, 2015 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville. Memorial services will start at approximately 11:15 a.m. with Reverend Gordon Blankenship officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials may be made to Blandinsville Christian Church or Roseville Masonic Lodge.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Max C. Foster

Max C. Foster, 91, of Macomb, passed away at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

He was born on December 29, 1923 in Macomb to Marshall C. and Dorothy Clugston Foster. He married Norma J. Stinson on April 2, 1949. She passed away on March 31, 2000.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Mitchell Foster and Brian Foster; one daughter, Debra Martin and two brothers, Donald Foster and Irvin Foster.

He is survived by three brothers, Ben (Donna) Foster of Springfield, Jerry (Jean) Foster of Springfield and Robert (Debra) Foster of Elkhart, Indiana; two sisters, Marcia (Donald) Adams of Macomb and Janice (Keith) Webb of Beeville, Texas; three grandchildren, Shannon (Jerimiah) Sargent, Matthew (Monika) Foster and Rachel (Andrew) Davidson; four great-grandchildren, Danielle Sargent, Caleb, Elijah and Gabriel Davidson, several nieces and nephews, and 2 sister-in-laws Helen Foster and Ruby Foster.

Max lived in Anderson, Indiana, Bloomington, Illinois, Quincy, Illinois and Minneapolis, Minnesota before moving to Macomb in 1963. He worked as an accountant at Western Illinois University for many years.

Max was a Navy Veteran serving from 1943 to 1946.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

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

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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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IN MEMORY OF:
Dorla Woodruff Strode

Dorla Woodruff Strode, a native of Industry Township, Illinois, d ied on December 1, 2014 in Sequim, Washington, where she had lived since 2013. She was 93.

Dorla Woodruff was born on June 26, 1921, at the home of Goldie and John Woodruff in Industry Township, Illinois.

She was married to Eldon Haney Strode on June 14, 1942. They were together 59 years. He preceded her in death in 2001.

They moved in 1945 from Illinois to Silt,Colorado, where they started ranching. In 1952, they moved to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where they lived until 1981, when they retired to Wickenburg, Arizona. She moved back to Glenwood Springs in 2010 to be with her daughter’s family.

In Glenwood Springs, she was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She also was active in the United Methodist Women as an officer and member for many years. The organization participated in mission work helping women and children. She also was active in 4-H activities in Garfield County.

She is survived by three children, Richard (Lisa) Strode of Phoenix, Arizona, Dixie McClenahan (Bill Beerman) of Sequim, Washington, and Dale Strode of Aspen, Colorado; seven grandchildren, Jody Kelso (Jay), Kris Flores (Tony), Kendra Strode, Shana Strode, Sherri McClenahan, Rick (Kelly) McClenahan, and Tracy Strode; five great-grandchildren and a twin sister, Doris Padgett Morris of Macomb.

Dorla Strode was a kind, caring, giving person who was always eager to host relatives and friends at the Colorado ranch. A loving mother and grandmother, she enjoyed crocheting, and she was an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast until her final days.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Vermont Christian Church.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, box 9601, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
Aubrey Virgil Pratte, Jr.

Aubrey Virgil Pratte, Jr., 74, of Industry, passed away at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 5, 2015, peacefully at home.

Aubrey was born on November 17, 1940 in Flat River, Missouri, the son of the late Aubrey V. Pratte, Sr. and Lucille (Winch) Pratte. His family moved to Martinsville, Indiana when he was 7. He attended school in Martinsville and then Indianapolis. He married his high school sweetheart, Lynda James on July 27, 1963 in Indianapolis.

He was transferred by his company to the Chicago area in 1974 as Corporate Manager of Inventory Control. Aubrey was the former owner and operator of K.I.S.S. Photography in Aurora.

Aubrey retired from Geneva Township as the Assessor in 2010. He had 25 years as a Real Estate Appraiser.

He was actively involved with the Republican National Committee since 1965.

After retirement they moved to Industry, Illinois to be near their grandchildren. Aubrey was an avid nature lover. He enjoyed hiking, birdwatching, photography and reading. He spent many joyous hours with his grandchildren.

Aubrey is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Lynda of Industry; his son, Donald of Indianapolis, Indiana; his daughter, Julia Frankhauser (Christopher) of Bushnell; his 3 grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jacob and Chloe, and many other family and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Arbra Lue Dyer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Bushnell City Cemetery.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Illinois Cancer Care Foundation, 8940 North Wood Sage Road, Peoria, Illinois, 61615.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Nancy Jane Thrapp

Nancy Jane Thrapp, 85, of Blandinsville, passed away at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born on December 16, 1929 in Galva to Frank Otto and Ethel Roberta Hainline Heflin. She married Gerald Thrapp, Sr. on January 1, 1948 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He passed away on June 21, 2012.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Patsy Thrapp; great-grandson, Riley Thrapp, one brother John Heflin and two daughters-in-law, Peggy Thrapp and Sherry Thrapp.

She is survived by five sons, Gerald (Kris) Thrapp, Jr. of Macomb, Terry (Kay) Thrapp of Eucha ,Oklahoma, Paul (Kate Moore) Thrapp of Wright City, Missouri, Michael Thrapp of Blandinsville and Steven "Buck" Thrapp of Blandinsville; one daughter, Vicki (Dan) Fogle of Cresten, Iowa; 18 grandchildren, including Sidney (Amie) Thrapp whom she raised; 32 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; 5 foster children; several foster grandchildren; one brother Frank Heflin and one sister Rachel Flynn.

Nancy lived most of her life in Blandinsville. She was a homemaker and a partner in Thrapp Motor Company. She also worked at the Holiday Inn in Macomb. She was also a member of the Rebecca Lodge.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville. Rev. Gordon Blankenship and Rev. Bob Tillman will officiate.
The Rebekah Lodge will conduct services at 11. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Private burial of ashes will be in the Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville at a later date. Memorials may be made to Blandinsville Hire Library, Blandinsville Kids Who Care, or Nancy Thrapp Memorial Fund.

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