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IN MEMORY OF:
Eldon G. Alton

Eldon G. Alton, 91, of 1200 East Grant Street, Macomb, passed away at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.

He was born on August 28, 1923 in Hancock County to Carl J. and Dora George Alton. He married Helen Lefler on May 31, 1947 in Macomb. She survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Ann (Tom) Stites of Macomb; one son, Terry (Roberta) Mauer of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Brian (Leslie) Mauer, Brenda (Jeff) Plotner and Dana (Jeff) Moon and five great-grandchildren, Max Mauer, James Plotner, Daphne Plotner, Devon Moon and Kaitlyn Moon.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter, Teri Michelle Mauer.

Eldon lived in Blandinsville and farmed in Hancock County for many years before moving to Macomb. Following his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, bowling and playing pool at the Senior Center.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Macomb and a former member of the Blandinsville United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Mark Merrill officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the Heart Association, First Presbyterian Church or Wesley Village.

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Richard Voss

Richard Voss, 71, of Lewistown, formerly of Macomb, passed away at 4:19 a.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Prairie View Health Care Center in Lewistown.

He was born on February 26, 1943 in San Diego, California to Dale Voss, Jr. and Dorothy J. Ebel.

He is survived by two brothers, Dale (Lindy) Voss of North Sioux City, South Dakota and Stanley Voss of Sioux City, Iowa; one niece and two nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Rick lived in Dakota County and graduated from South Sioux City High School. He received his Master’s degree in Business and a Law degree from University of Nebraska. He began his teaching career at Fort Hays State. He came to Western Illinois University in 1969 and taught there until his retirement in 1998.

He loved to play golf, bowling and quail and pheasant hunting. He enjoyed organizing both bowling and golf tournaments in Macomb. He put several hunting trips together with family and friends in South Dakota. He was a dedicated duplicate bridge player.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 29,2015 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Memorials may be made to the W.I.U. Golf Team.

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Harold J. Carlock

Harold J. Carlock, 83, of the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy, formerly of Blandinsville, passed away at 1:42 a.m. Sunday, January 18, 2015 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

He was born on March 10, 1931 in Astoria to John and Gertrude Belles Carlock. He married Betty Joann Bozard on November 2, 1952 in Doddsville. She passed away on December 25, 1983.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jack Carlock; one grandson, Ryan Carlock; one brother, Dean Carlock; one sister-in-law, Rosie Carlock and one brother-in-law, Don Ruebush.

He is survived by two sons, Terry (Rhonda) Carlock of Tennessee and Randy (Kay) Carlock of Macomb; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Frances Ruebush of Macomb and Bonnie ( Don) Hudson of Kewanee and several nieces and nephews.

Harold for many years lived and farmed south of Macomb, retiring in 1988. He continued to raise cattle near Blandinsville until just a few years ago. He has lived in Quincy for the last 3 years.

He was a graduate of Good Hope High School. He was an Army veteran serving during the Korean War.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville with Reverend Lyren Haney officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Good Hope with military rites being conducted by the American Legion.

Memorials may be made to the McDonough County Humane Society.

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Rebecca "Becky" Schluter

Rebecca "Becky" Schluter, 53, of Macomb, passed away at 5:32 p.m. on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family after a two year battle with cancer.

She was born on March 19, 1961 in Carthage the daughter of Edward Lawrence and Hilda Arlene Kirchner Schutte. She married Keith Schluter on November 29, 1980 in Carthage. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Erin and Madelyn Schluter, both of St. Louis, Missouri; her mother Hilda Schutte of Macomb; parents-in-law, Kenneth and Dorothy Schluter of Quincy; four sisters, Theresa (Mike) Brierton, Cecilia (Kenny) Stienkamp, Kathleen (Mike) Lenihan and Linda (Mark) Bastian; brothers, Ralph (Becky) Schutte and Larry (Mary) Schutte; sisters-in law, Carolyn Schutte and Karen (David) Janssen; brother-in-law, Kent (Wendy) Schluter; eleven nieces and eleven nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edward Schutte and one brother, Harold Schutte.

Becky grew up in Augusta and graduated from Southeastern High School. She attended John Wood Community College in Quincy for one year where she recieved a secretarial certificate. She worked at March and McMillan for about one year and then at WIU in the registration office for five years. In 1986, she left the workplace to be a happy stay at home mom for 18 years. After short stays with Flack, McRaven and Stephens Law firm and Ryan Johnson Country Insurance. She finished her work career at WIU Athletics office.

She was a member of the St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Macomb and the WIU Leatherneck Club. She really enjoyed walking her two dogs, decorating and remodeling her house and landscaping her yard.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church with Monsignor Richard Pricco officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The Christian Wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, following the visitation at the church.

Memorials may be made to the St. Paul’s School library or the McDonough County Humane Society.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
Richard K. Rayl

Richard K. Rayl, 71, of Quincy, formerly of Macomb, passed away at 8:02 p.m. Monday, January 12, 2015 in Quincy.

He was born in Macomb on January 14, 1943 in Macomb to Kenneth James and Rose Leona White Rayl.

He is survived by his life partner, Shirley Robinson; a step-daughter, Teresa Newell of Sealy, Texas and several other step-children; two brothers, Larry Rayl of Hannibal, Missouri and Gary Rayl of Quincy; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He lived his early life in Macomb and later in Quincy. He worked as a CNA at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in Quincy.

He was an Air Force veteran serving during the Vietnam War.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville with Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW. There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
Mary Ilene Albert Askew

Surrounded by loving family, Mary Ilene Albert Askew, 87, passed away on January 14th, 2015 at Wesley Village in Macomb, Illinois.

She was born Mary Ilene Albert on a farm near Berwick, Illinois on June 6, 1927 to Mary (Hendrickson) Albert and Johnnie Albert. Mary graduated from Roseville High School in 1945. She married Harold Askew on February 17, 1947 at the Roseville Christian Church. Harold and Mary were happily married for 67 years.  She lived most of her married life in rural Good Hope as a homemaker, happily raising her children. Mary was an astute bookkeeper for the farm, but her pride and joy was her family and she was happiest when surrounded by her children and grandchildren. Mary was a longtime member of the Good Hope United Methodist Church and the Good Hope Women’s Club. She was also a Grand Matron of the Eastern Star. Mary and Harold enjoyed travel and many activities with the Married Rural Youth.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Robert (Midge) Albert, Richard Albert, and Arlene (Mila) Albert; and son-in-law, James Ingledue. She is survived by her husband, Harold Askew; sister, Betty (Dale) Tate; and her two children, Terry (LuAnn) Askew of Henderson, Nevada and Karen Ingledue of Macomb, Illinois. Mary is survived by five grandchildren: Troy (Monika) Askew, Chad (Lori) Sperry, Brad Askew, Kristi (Shawn) Williams, Darin Askew and seven great grandchildren: Isabella Askew, Isabel Sperry, Eli Sperry, Carson Askew, Noah Askew, Brady Williams, Bailey Williams, Kylie Askew, and Tate Askew.

Visitation will be Friday, January 16, 2015 from 5-7 p.m. at the Clugston- Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, Illinois. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb.Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.

Memorial contributions may be made Wesley Village of Macomb or McDonough District Hospital Hospice. 

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IN MEMORY OF:
Dorothy L. Lamb

Dorothy L. Lamb, 99, of 1212 Madelyn Avenue, Macomb, passed away at 1:22 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

She was born on June 11, 1915 in Robinson, Illinois to Emmet and Augusta Deering Welton. She married Leroy O. Lamb on February 25, 1939. He passed away in 1976.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and two sisters.

Dorothy is survived by one daughter, Louise (Michael) Hoff of Mayville, Wisconsin; two grandchildren, Penny Slack of Oxford, North Carolina and Michael (Ann) Huelsmeyer of Spring Green, Wisconsin; three great-grandchildren, Alexander, Catherine and Sarah and her ex son-in-law, Kent Huelsmeyer of Sherrard, Illinois.

Dorothy lived in St. Paul, Minnesota before moving to Macomb. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Her pride and joy where her triplet great-grandchildren.

She was a devoted Christian. She attended and was active in the Bushnell Assembly of God Church.

Funeral services will be private at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Robbie Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2015 at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the Bushnell Assembly of God Church.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Frances Tye

Frances Tye, 77, of 1200 East Grant Street, Macomb, passed away at 9:48 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at Wesley Village Healthcare in Macomb.

She was born on April 23, 1937 in Lexington, Kentucky to Harry Vernon and Anne Goggin Maltby Rouse. She married Charles Herndon Tye on August 22, 1959. He preceded her in death in May of 2011.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Harry Vernon Rouse, III.

She is survived by three children, Charles Herndon Tye, III and Harry Rouse Tye, both of New Lexington, Ohio and Anne Dixon of Macomb; three grandchildren, Lucien Winner, Jayne Frances Winner and Robert Tye Lobdell; one brother, Lucien Rouse of Bixby, Oklahoma and one sister, Anne Coffman of Lexington, Kentucky.

Frances lived most of her life in Washington Courthouse, Ohio before moving to Macomb in 2012. She was a Special Education teacher for many years.

She was a member of the St. Andrew’s Epicopal Church in Ohio and the Episcopal Church of St. George’s in Macomb.

A Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015 at Wesley Village Lounge in Macomb with Reverend Paula Englehorn officiating. There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice, Wesley Village or Mt. Aloysius Corpe, New Lexington, Ohio.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
Mary A. King

Mary A. King, 62, of 1242 Rebecca Lane, Macomb, passed away at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born on November 1, 1952 in Moline, Illinois to Rapheal Reid and Dixie Jean Minnaert King.

She is survived by two sisters, Deb Lopez of Port Byron, Illinois and Betty King of Dallas, Texas.

She was a client of Mosaic in Macomb.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Eleanor J. Gallagher

Eleanor J. Gallagher, 85, of 1212 Madelyn Avenue, Macomb, passed away at 6:32 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born on December 28, 1929 in Industry to John and Florence Sharp Heaton.

She is survived by three children, Jim Gallagher, Jr. of Macomb, Linda (Chuck) Holzwarth of Virden and Eleanor Cole of Pekin; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Lou (Marion) Weaver of Colchester, Betty Kost of Tennessee and Dorla Harman of Industry; many nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews and many great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Susie, Mabel and Leona and brother, Larry.

Eleanor has lived in McDonough County all of her life. She worked as a homemaker for the Health Department.

She attended the Catholic Church.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb with Bryce Dexter officiating. There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials may be made to the Elms Nursing Home.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
Lucille Virginia Pratte Long

Lucille Virginia Pratte Long, age 93, a resident of Wesley Village in Macomb, passed away at 5:00 A.M. on Saturday, December 27, 2014 at Wesley Village. She was born on July 16, 1921 in Fredrickstown, Missouri the daughter of Joseph and Cora Bird Winch. She first married Aubrey Pratte Sr., he preceded her in death. She later married Robert Long, he also preceded her in death. She is survived by one son Aubrey (Lynda) Pratte Jr. of Industry, Illinois, two grandchildren Donald Pratte, and Julia (Christopher) Frankhouser and three great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter Arbra Dryer, and both husbands Aubrey Pratte Sr., and Robert Long.

Lucille lived most of her life in the Indianapolis area and moved to Macomb in 2009. She had worked as a nurse’s aide at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis for 16 years. She was a member of the Christian Church in Clermont, Indiana and the Moose Lodge in Indianapolis, Indiana and her favorite hobby was gourmet cooking.

Private graveside services will be held at the Crown Hill Cemetery Mausoleum on Tuesday, December 30, 2014. There will be no visitation. Clugston -Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of the arrangements. 

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IN MEMORY OF:
Barbara "Joann" Bedwell

Barbara "Joann" Bedwell, 82, of Blandinsville, passed away at 11:35 p.m. Thursday, December 18, 2014 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

She was born on September 1, 1932 in Mt. Sterling to Guy and Alena Smith Perry. She married Wade Bedwell on October 14, 1956 in Hersman. He survives.

She was a mother to three children, Daryl (Crystal) Bedwell of Bushnell, Crystal (Marc) Pedroni of Homer Glen and Gary Bedwell of Blandinsville (who preceded her in death). In addition, she was a grandmother to four children, Kristina (Chris Maestranzi) Pedroni, Michael (Brittany) Pedroni, Carissa (Justin) Bryant and Curtis (Chelsea) Bedwell. Also surviving are one brother, Don (Ruth) Perry of Versailles and one sister, Mary (Gene) Gordley of Griggsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her step-father, Harvey Phillips.

She graduated from Brown County High School and Gem City Business College in Quincy. She worked for the Illinois Department of Public Aid for many years, retiring in 1992.

She was a member of the Blandinsville United Methodist Church and the Methodist Women’s Club, the Women’s Business Club, Reminiscent Writing Club, taught Sunday School, was active in the church bazaar and played in card clubs in Industry and Blandinsville where she was a charter member. She also enjoyed playing the piano, painting, quilting, crafting and won an award for a poem she wrote about the St. Louis Cardinals. Family was always where she found her most joyous moments.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, December 22, 2014 at the Blandinsville United Methodist Church with Reverend Don Riley officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.

Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice, Blandinsville United Methodist Church or the Elms.

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