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IN MEMORY OF:
Howard Lawson Fowler

Howard Lawson Fowler, 93, of rural Plymouth, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Monday, April 21, 2014 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born on September 8, 1920 in rural Plymouth to Bennie and Bessie Hillyer Fowler. He married C. Claudean Jackson on December 24, 1947. She passed away on September 6, 1972.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; two granddaughters, Nicole Fowler and Brandy Parry; one great-granddaughter, Faith Gossage and three sisters, Eva Fowler, Esther Willey and Helen Vannier.

Howard is survived by three daughters, Maureen (Don) Payne of Macomb, Rebecca (Ron) Day of Augusta and Cynthia (John) Moore of Macomb; two sons, Ronald (Janet) Fowler of Macomb and Louis (Donna) Fowler of Macomb; 14 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and three brothers, Kennard (Abby) Fowler of Rushville, Keros (Linda) Fowler of Macomb and Gary (Sandra) Fowler of Macomb.

He lived most of his life in the rural Plymouth area where he was a lifelong farmer. He was a Navy veteran serving during World War II.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014 at Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn with James Lotz officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday evening at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the Blackburn Cemetery or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Karla M. McGaughey

Karla M. McGaughey, 44, of Colchester, passed away at 8:55 a.m. Sunday, April 20, 2014 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born on December 15, 1969 in Macomb the daughter of Linda Wilson. She married Allen McGaughey on June 8, 1996 in Fandon. He survives.

She is also survived by her parents, Robert and Linda Wilson Howard of Macomb; adopted daughter, Jeanne (Kelly) Wagoner-Hulsey of Jefferson City, Missouri; two grandchildren, Cory and Jasmine Wagoner; one brother, David (Julie) Wilson of Macomb, maternal grandparents, Clifford (Mary) Wilson of Macomb , three step brothers Robert Jr., Joseph, and Timothy Howard, and one step sister Pauline Howard.

She is preceded in death by her twin sister, Krista Wilson and maternal grandmother, Mary Wilson.

Karla lived most of her life in the Macomb and Colchester areas. She was a 1989 graduate from Macomb High School. She worked as a CNA for several area nursing homes. She also worked as a cashier for Hardees West and Ayerco West.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Macomb.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with Bishop Richard Thurman and Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial will be in Round Praire Cemetery southeast of Plymouth.

Memorials may be made in her memory.

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Mark D. Powelson

Mark D. Powelson, 54, of Good Hope, passed away at 9:41 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born on April 11, 1960 in Burlington, Iowa, The son of Roger and Barbara Starkey Simpson.

He is survived by his mother, Barbara Simpson of Good Hope; two daughters, Jennifer Powelson of Macomb and Courtney Powelson of Macomb; two brothers, John Simpson of Macomb and Roger (Rhonda) Simpson, Jr. of Bushnell; one sister, Mischelle (Curt) Miller of Macomb and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Roger Simpson.

Mark lived in McDonough County most of his life. He was a graduate of Northwestern High School. He worked at Farm King in the warehouse and also helped on several area farms.

He was a social member of the Macomb American Legion and played pool with the Monday Night Pool League. He also played pool in Winchester and Rushville.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at Good Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials may be made to the Susan G . Komen Cancer Fund.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Tina Kay Sammons

Tina Kay Sammons, 51, of Manchester, Pennsylvania, formerly of Macomb, passed away on February 4, 2014 in Manchester.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Dr. Howard White officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to Linda’s Fund.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Lucille Wilson

M. Lucille Wilson, 88, of Macomb, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

She was born on September 29, 1925 in Pittsfield to Ivan and Nellie Hart Weisenburger. She married Ellis "Curly" Wilson on October 20, 1946 in Jacksonville. They were married for 51 years. He passed away on January 15, 1997.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one son, Eugene Wilson in 1967.

Lucille is survived by two sons, Kenneth (Jeni) Wilson of Live Oak, Texas and Ray (Gloria) Wilson of Quincy; one daughter, Bev (John) Lawyer of Industry; eight grandchildren, Maggie Shafer, Mandy Walpole, Steven Wilson, Samantha Wilson, Colin Wilson, Carol Jackson, Abbey Roodhouse and Ryan Window; thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Marilyn Davis Jacksonville and several nieces and nephews.

She grew up and attended school in Barry and moved to Macomb in 1952. She worked at Sodexo at Western Illinois University in food service for many years.

She was a member of the Macomb VFW Auxiliary and was proud to be the Past-President and a life member. She was also a member of the Macomb American Legion Auxiliary. She also enjoyed traveling with her children. She also was a 45 year member of the Macomb Gutter Duster League.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Gary Abbott officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the Flags of Love or Elms Nursing Home Activity Fund.

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Ruby L. "Jane" McCullough

Ruby L. "Jane" McCullough, 87, of 1600 Maple Avenue, Macomb, passed away at 1:35 p.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born on May 3, 1926 in Rushville to James William and Lucille Kirkbride Rittenhouse. She married Donald McCullough on March 26, 1949 in Canton. He passed away on February 9, 1995.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one son, Ronald McCullough; one grandson, Caleb Good; three sisters Lois Gayman, Patricia Draughan and Clarissa Huss and two bothers, Pete Self and James Self.

She is survived by three daughters, Kim (Michael) Johnson of Springfield, Tana (Scott) Harms of Chula Vista, California and Kellie (Mark) Arnold of Macomb; one son, Jamie McCullough of Macomb; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one sister, Ruth Wier of Galesburg.

Jane has lived in Macomb since 1952. She last worked at Western Illinois University as a building service worker retiring in 1990.

She was a member of the Macomb VFW Auxilary and the Macomb Eagles Club.

Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb with Lauren Supernaught officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Frances "Ann" Olson

Frances "Ann" Olson, 84, of 101 Courtyard Avenue, Bushnell, formerly of Avon, passed away at 4:28 p.m. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born December 16, 1929 in McDonough County to Harry and Marie Helmers Lantz. She married Gene C. Olson on March 28, 1948 in Macomb. He passed away on January 15, 2004.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Duane Lantz.

She is survived by one daughter, Kay Hummel of Longwood, Florida; two sons, Larry (Kathy) Olson of Jackson, Mississippi and Steve (Robyn) Olson of Avon; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Lyle Lantz of Galesburg and one sister, Eleanor Olson of Macomb.

Ann lived all of her life in McDonough and Fulton Counties. She worked as a library assistant at Bushnell-Prairie City Elementary School for 28 years.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 6, 2014 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Bushnell Rescue Squad.

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Robert Glenn Jacobs

Robert Glenn Jacobs, 86, of Macomb, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

He was born on September 19, 1927 in Bedford, Indiana to Henry Lee and Hazel Ruth Jacobs. He married Claudine Briese on March 3, 1951 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Mark Eliot (Linda) Jacobs of Medford, Oregon; one daughter, Katherine Suzanne (Jeffrey) Hannold of Alsip, Illinois; three grandchildren, Melody Suzanne Hannold, Ryan Jacob Hannold Gillian Marie Hannold; one great-grandchild, Nathaniel Robert and one brother, Richard Lee (Ann) Jacobs of Delmar, New York.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Robert has lived in Macomb since 1969. He was a professor in the English Department at WIU retiring in 1994. He served as chairman of the department from 1972 to 1978. He also taught at UCLA and Iowa Wesleyn. He received his B.A. from Grinnell College, B.D. from University of Chicago, his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa and his PhD from the University of Iowa.

He was an Army veteran.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services. Private burial of ashes will be held in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb at a later date.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
Sherrie Vance

Sherrie Vance, 63, of rural Macomb, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at her residence.

She was born on September 12, 1950 in Macomb to Robert and Carole Chenoweth Bainter. She married Jerry Vance on August 20, 1994 in Colchester. He survives.

Also surviving are three children, Heather Bass of Machesney Park, Nathan Teslow of Macomb and Andy Teslow of Polk City, Florida; two brothers, Randy (Catherine) Bainter of Macomb and Dana (Debbie) Bainter of Colchester; two sisters, Karen (Larry) Clevenger of Colchester and Georgia (Gary) Maguire of Colchester and several nieces and nephews.

Sherrie lived all of her life in the Macomb area and she worked as a surgical recovery aide at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb for many years.

She was a member of the Colchester Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Tom Van Meter officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Kermit E. Danner

Kermit E. Danner, 84, of Macomb, formerly of Adair, passed away at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg.

He was born on May 28, 1929 in Macomb, the son of Verne H. and Mary English Danner. He married Norma Pennington on April 2, 1950 in Adair. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Kevin (Karen) Danner of Table Grove and Stan (Elaine) Danner of Table Grove; two granddaughters, Kelly McKinley of Table Grove and Jennifer (Ben) Boyer of Tennessee; two grandsons, Wes (Nicole) Seward of Macomb and Kyle (Miranda) Seward of Table Grove; seven great-grandchildren, Allison, Brent, Avrey, Christella and Maisson Boyer of Tennessee and Emrey and Aiden Seward of Macomb.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Kermit graduated from Adair High School. He enlisted in the Navy in October of 1951 and served four years aboard the USS Curtiss. He and his sons had a farming operation until December of 2000.

He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Macomb, Macomb Elks Lodge #1009, Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Dr. Howard White officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial of ashes will be in Pennington Point Cemetery west of Adair with full military rites being conducted by the Macomb American Legion and the Macomb VFW. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church or the Macomb American Legion.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Betty Jo Lara

Betty Jo Lara, 55, of Macomb, passed away at 11:23 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.

She was born on June 13, 1958 in Blue Island, Illinois to Andrew and Helen Hamilton Lambie.

She is survived by six children, Christal (DeShawn) Johnson of Springfield, Jennifer (A.J.) Smoczynski of Jacksonville, North Carolina, George (Kristina Foytik) Lara of Rushville, Melissa (Deandre) Lara-Robinson of Macomb, Bobby (Megan) Smith of Macomb and Cherice (Tyshaun Jackson) Smith of Macomb; seventeen grandchildren; one brother, Jamie Lambie of Blue Island and three sisters, Beverly (Reuben) Zambrano of Tinley Park, Helen (Al) Spinazola of Blue Island and Susan (Brian Stark) Nolasco of Macomb.

She was preceded in death by her parents; longtime love and partner, Robert Smith; one granddaughter, Karmella Smoczynski and one sister, Linda Gutierrez.

Betty has lived in Macomb since 2002. She was a homemaker.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation. Private burial of ashes will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb at a later date.

Memorials may be made in her memory.

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IN MEMORY OF:
James "Jim" A. Reed

James "Jim" A. Reed, age 82, of Blandinsville, Illinois, passed away at 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the LaHarpe Davier Health Care Center in LaHarpe, Illinois. He was born on September 4, 1931 in Blandinsville, Illinois the son of Nile D. and Jewell Reynolds Reed.

He married Mary Ojile on February 24, 1967 in Carthage, she survives.

He is also survived by one brother William (Sue) Reed of Carthage, several nieces and nephews including the following local nieces and nephews Bill (Anita) Reed, Jim ( Kathy) Reed, Susie Buckert, Lisa ( Mike) Alexandropoulos, and Bob Ojile II, and several great nieces and nephews; Trinity White, Kyle Buckert, Kevin Buckert, Joe Reed, Zach Reed, Kristin Buckert, Owen Ojile, and Atticus Ojile.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jim lived all his life in Blandinsville,where he was Postmaster for many years before his retirement in 1991. Jim was a member of the Southeast Iowa Antique Car Club, was a Blandinsville Museum boardmember, and he prided himself in knowing and telling corny jokes. He was a member of the Blandinsville Masonic Lodge, Quincy Consistory and the Mohammed Shrine in Peoria.
He was also a Marine and served during the Korean War.

Per Jim’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded, and there will be no services. The family will meet with friends on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville to celebrate Jim’s life. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the Blandinsville Fire and Rescue Squad or the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

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