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IN MEMORY OF: 
Irene Smith

Irene Smith, 97, of Sciota, passed away at 8:28 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at St.Mary’s Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois.

Irene was born in Redding, Iowa, to Sydney and Florence (Goins) Guess, November 11, 1916. She graduated from business college, and worked in the Gentry County Bank, Albany, Missouri, where she met and married Marvin Smith. As he served in the Army in WW II, Irene worked in Washington, D.C., in the Department of Agriculture. After the war, they returned to the Midwest, where, in 1958, Marvin became manager of the Farmers Elevator in Sciota. Irene worked as bookkeeper, in the Elevator, and was a charter member of the Hospital Auxiliary and the Women’s Club of Good Hope. She was a strong supporter of the community over the years, actively participating in Meals on Wheels, the Senior Singers, her church, and other organizations.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, her husband, Marvin, in 1997, as well as two brothers: John Guess of Waterloo, Iowa, and Bill Guess of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.

Surviving are her daughter, Cynthia Swartzloff, (John Sanders) of McHenry, Illinois; son, Charles Smith (Julie) of Boise, Idaho; and four grandchildren: Rob Swartzloff of Vernon Hills, Illinois; Todd Swartzloff (Julie) of Woodstock, Illinois; Catlyn and Keely Smith of Boise, Idaho, as well as three nieces: Karaleen Adkins, Kathleen York, and Marilyn McCoun, all of Missouri.

The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the community for the care and support extended to Irene over the past years.

Visitation with the family will be at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, in Macomb, from 4-5 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private graveside burial will be held at Grandview Cemetery in Albany, Missouri at a later time.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, please remember the McDonough District Hospital. 

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IN MEMORY OF:
Robert D. "Smokey" Weingartner

Robert D. "Smokey" Weingartner, 90, of Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Macomb, passed away on July 15, 2014 at Banner Gateway Hospital in Mesa.

He was born on November 22, 1923 in Macomb to Clyde H. and Catherine Easton Weingartner. He married Doris "Dodie" Goetz Glaza on August 22, 1968. She passed away in 1998.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Lisa Weingartner.

Smokey is survived by one daughter, Lori (Patrick) Hinkes of Mesa, Arizona; one son, Greg Weingartner of Fort Madison, Iowa; one step-daughter, Lori (Gary) Huckins of Mystic, Connecticut; two step-sons, Tim (Judy) Glaza of Mystic, Connecticut and Michael Glaza of Jupiter, Florida; two grandchildren, Nicole Hinkes and Ryan Hinkes and one brother, William E. Weingartner.

Smokey was an Army veteran serving during World War II. After the war, he worked for L.E. Myers and CIPS as a Journeyman Lineman. He owned and operated Weingartner Electric in Macomb for over thirty years. He moved to Tempe, Arizona in 1982, and then moved to Arizona City where he lived for 20 years. He returned to Macomb in 2005 for five years, and then moved back to Arizona in 2011.

He was a member of the Macomb American Legion Post 6, Macomb Country Club, Arizona City Moose Lodge, Arizona City Country Club and the Barbershop Quartet.

He loved to golf and loved to listen to music.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb with Reverend Wally Holt officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by the Macomb American Legion. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials may be made to the Macomb American Legion.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
J. Pat Spicer

J. Pat Spicer, 72, of Macomb, passed away at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 at St. John’s Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born on July 3, 1942 in Fort Worth, Texas to Marion J. and Lucille Stroud Spicer. He married Pamela Cook Austin on March 1, 1973 in Dallas, Texas. She survives.

Also surviving are son, Adam (Heidi) Spicer of Pensacola, Florida; daughter, Susan (Fred) Lester of Macomb; step-daughter, Jennifer (Zane) Baird of Round Rock, Texas; step-son, Brian S. Austin of Bartonville; six grandchildren, Daniel Baird, Jordan Baird, Madeline Baird, Austin Baird, Samuel Baird and Lillian Lester and one sister, Deborah K. (Harvey) Ray of Durant, Oklahoma.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Sue Green.

Pat has lived in Macomb since 1982 where he was an Vocational Education Professor at Western Illinois University from 1982 to 2004. He also taught at Amarillo, Texas at Texas State Technical Institute.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Macomb. He also served in the National Guard. He served as a volunteer at the Nauvou Temple for ten years.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Church Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Macomb with Bishop Richard Thurman officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Martha Jeanne Shipman

Martha Jeanne Shipman, 76, of Blandinsville, passed away at 5:32 a.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 at LaHarpe-Davier Healthcare Center in LaHarpe.

She was born on May 20, 1938 in Blandinsville to George, Sr. and Elizabeth Abbott Butterfield. She married Clifford Shipman on June 17, 1956 in Blandinsville. He survives.

Also surviving are her children, Valerie Shipman of Blandinsville, Pam Shipman of Blandinsville and Jeff Shipman of Blandinsville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchhildren; one brother, George (Patsy) Butterfield, Jr. of Blandinsville; one sister, Beverly (paul) Anderson of LaHarpe and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Martha has lived in Blandinsville since 1962 where she was a member of the First Christian Church and Highway Lanes bowling league.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville with Reverend Gordan Blankenship officiating. Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery in Webster. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Blandinsville Rescue Squad, MDH Home Healthcare or the Blandinsville Christian Church.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Vada A. Weaver

Vada A. Weaver, 90, of Roseville, formerly of Macomb, passed away at 8:13 a.m. Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Roseville Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

She was born on August 9, 1923 in Colchester to Buzz and Ada Hendrix Hillyer. She married Wendell Weaver, Sr. on November 24, 1939. He passed away on February 5, 2010.

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

She is survived by four sons, Larry (Janet Erbsen of Colchester) Weaver of Plymouth, Garry (Linda) Weaver of Macomb, Jack (Frances) Weaver of Ocala, Florida and Wendell (Brenda) Weaver, Jr. of Industry; one daughter, Neva (Bob) Logan of Blandinsville; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Hazel Weaver of Macomb and several nieces and nephews.

Vada lived most of her life in Macomb before moving to Roseville. She was an active member in the Macomb Church of God, a member of the Co-Workers ladies group of the church, was a den mother for the Girl Scouts and was a member of the Flower and Garden Club in Colchester.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Macomb Church of God with Pastor Darrell Cardwell officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.

Memorials may be made to Macomb Church of God or Roseville Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Patricia Thom

Patricia Thom, 80, of Macomb, passed away at 9:22 p.m. Friday, July 4, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born on October 8, 1933 in Chicago to Carl and Ruth Russell Helms. She married Myron Thom on July 31, 1954 in Chicago. He preceded he in death on December 30, 2000.

She was also preceded in death by her parents and her daughter-in-law, Michelle Thom.

She is survived by two sons, Charles of Oswego and Mark of Kinston, New Hampshire and three grandchildren, Sarah, Zackery and Gina Thom.

Patricia lived in Chicago until moving to Macomb in 1995. She was a graduate of Western Illinois University and DePaul University. She worked as an elementary school teacher teaching in the south suburbs of Chicago. She was a member of the Gamma Beta Epsilon National Geography Fraternity, was a band mother and past president of the PTA.

Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no services.

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

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
Barbara F. Hammond Sayers

Barbara F. Hammond Sayers, 81, of Industry, passed away at 5:20 a.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born on November 22, 1932 in Adair to Leonard C. and Myrtle Marie Wilson Hammond. She married Max Sayers on September 10, 1950 in Adair. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Cathy (John) McMillan of Macomb; two sons, Mike Sayers of Industry and Brad (Laura) Sayers of Springfied; three grandchildren, Ashley (Ames) Conant of Milford, Connecticut, Tyler (Jessica) Sayers of Mt. Zion and Travis Sayers of Mt. Zion; two step-granddaughters, Stephanie Ferris and Cathryn Ferris, both of St. Louis; two great-grandchildren, Wesley Conant and Alexis Sayers and one brother, Leonard Vern Hammond of Macomb.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Barbara has lived in the Industry area since 1955. She was a member of the West Prairie Presbyterian Church and attended the Industry United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Women’s Club.

She and Max loved the outdoors, loved to go hiking at Glacier Park and really loved her dogs and cats. She was also had a life-long commitment to doing community service.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Gary Kruzan officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pennington Point Cemetery west of Adair.

Memorials may be made to either the Alzheimer’s Association or Industry Fire Department.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Deborah R. Finch

Deborah R. Finch , age 55, of Burnside, IL passed away at 11:15 a.m. on July 2, 2014 at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on April 21, 1959 in Pittsfield, IL, the daughter of Philip and Patricia Jeffries McCleary. She married Larry Finch on June 11, 1977 in Sciota, IL. She is survived by her husband, Larry, three sons, Bryan (Laura) Finch of Hamilton, Broc (Claire) Finch of LaHarpe, B. Trevor (Tiffany) Finch of LaHarpe, her mother, Patricia McCleary of Blandinsville, seven grandchildren, William, Abigail, Laine, Lucas, Madilyn, B. Cayden, and B. Connor, one brother, Robert Todd (Rebecca) McCleary of Lebanon, MO, and one sister, Tracy Christine (Kenneth) Lobberecht of Burnside, IL, one uncle, G. W. (Kim) Jeffries Jr., and one aunt, Joyce Bladen. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents and her father, Philip McCleary.

Deb was a nursing home administrator for 20 years working for several area nursing homes. Following her retirement, due to her health, she worked as a consultant for a nursing home administrator employment recruiter. Deb loved her boys and took great pride in her grandchildren, and also enjoyed spending time with her husband Larry.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville. Reverend Gordon Blankenship will officiate. Burial will be at Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville. The family will meet with friends Monday, July 7, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Deborah Finch Memorial Fund or the LaHarpe Ambulance Squad. 

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IN MEMORY OF:
Emma Jean Finch

Emma Jean Finch, age 80, of Sciota, passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was born in Ramer, Alabama on September 17, 1933, the daughter of Willie and Ellen Browder McDowell. She married Virgil K. Finch on December 10, 1953; they were married for 60 years. She is survived by her husband, Virgil, two sons, Larry of Burnside, IL, and Owen of Sciota, IL, six grandchildren, Bryan (Laura) Finch, Broc (Claire) Finch, B. Trevor (Tiffany) Finch, Brandon Finch, Amelia Finch, and Bradon Finch, eight great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews in Illinois, Alabama, and North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter-in-law, Deborah Finch, and two brothers, Alfred McDowell and Willie McDowell, Jr.

She attended school at Montgomery County High School in Ramer, Alabama graduating in 1951. She worked for Lane grocery store in Columbia, South Carolina, Columbus Hosiery Mill in Columbus, Georgia, HL Green Company in Montgomery, Alabama, and the First National Bank in Montgomery, Alabama.

Emma Jean and Virgil moved to Illinois on January 1, 1954. She was a member of the Sciota Christian Church. In Illinois, she worked for McDonough County Farm Bureau, Country Companies Insurance, and the Illinois Extension Service. She retired in 1989.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Rev. Gordon Blankenship will officiate. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. The family will meet with friends on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Sciota Christian Church. 

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IN MEMORY OF:
Charles Cecil Clary

Charles Cecil Clary of Macomb, passed away on July 2, 2014 at 91 years of age.

He was born in Fulton County on April 15, 1923 to Francis Marvin and Edna Mae Shaw Clary. He married Betty A. Hall in Industry on November 1, 1953. They were married for 59 years when Betty passed away in March, 2014.

He is survived by his children, Linda Clary of Dallas, Texas, James (Sheila) Clary of Scottsdale, Arizona and Ken Clary of Bowling Green, Kentucky. He was "Papa Cecil" to granddaughter, Erin Clary of Scottsdale and "Uncle Cecil" to many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by sisters, Lois Maxine Litchfield of St. Louis, Missouri and June LeMaster of Arlington, Washington and sister-in-law, Joan Clary of Kewanee.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Francis, Clarence, Edwin and Marvin Clary, his parents and his wife, Betty.

Charles graduated from Bardolph High School. He served his country during a 3 year World War II combat deployment in New Guinea, Luzon and the Phillipines. He was a radar operator in the US Army Signal Corp.

Charles owned and operated Clary’s Standard Service in Macomb for 31 years. After his retirement, he worked for local car dealers.

He was a member of American Legion Post 6 in Macomb for more than 60 years and a member of the VFW Post 1921.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 7, 2014 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Wally Holt officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb with full military honors being conducted by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to Illinois Kidney Foundation.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Allan R. Conlin

Allan R. Conlin, 82, of 1200 East Grant Street, Macomb, formerly of Astoria, passed away at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born on October 8, 1931 in Elmhurst, Illinois to Harley L. and Minnie Witte Conlin. He married Lorena June Downes in November, 1957. She passed away on November 8, 1970. He then married Sara Phillips Baker on September 3, 1971. She passed away on July 4, 2012.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by four sons; Mark Conlin of Homer Glen, Jay (Terri) Conlin of La Vista, Nebraska, Craig Conlin of Orland Park and Scott Conlin of Macomb; two step-children, Lori (Kent) Walters of Bloomington and John (Beth) Baker of Browning; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchldren.

Allan lived in Astoria since 1962 before moving to Bloomington in 2012 and then to Macomb in 2012. He worked for 3M corporation for 20 years.

He was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He was a member of the Astoria American Legion, Vermont Masonic Lodge and the Astoria United Methodist Church.

Memorial services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Wesley Village Lounge in Macomb with Reverend Wally Holt officiating. Graveside burial of ashes will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 3, 2014 at Astoria Cemetery with full military honors being conducted by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials may be made to Linda’s Fund.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
Nola F. Rhykerd McEntire

Nola F. McEntire passed away at 8:45 a.m. June 18 the Elms in Macomb. She was born October 27, 1927 the daughter of James A and Blanche A Olson Rhykerd in Monmouth, Illinois.

She met LaVern McEntire in December 1946 on a blind date at Grote Hall on the WIU campus.  They were married on June 30, 1950 in Macomb.

Surviving are her husband of Macomb, two sons, Gregory of Naperville, and Gary of Paris, Tennessee. Four grandchildren Adam of Novi, Michigan, Katherine of Salt Lake City, Utah, Kathleen of Naperville and Patrick of Memphis, Tennessee. One brother, Dr. Charles Rykerd of West Lafayette, Indiana and one sister; Ann Aslpund of Galesburg.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson Gregory.

She attended Galesburg High School and received a scholarship to attend Western Illinois University in Macomb. She received her bachelor and masters degrees there. She taught Home Ec in Bardolph High School for seven years. Plus she taught many classes to adults on Weight Watchers and Food and Nutrition. She judged many events at fairs on food and quilting and etc. After five years of raising two boys she was called to WIU and spent the next 17 years and food service. After retirement she was still substitute teaching at the local high schools.

She was a member of the General Macomb Chapter of DAR, past member of the Benevolment Protected Order of Deers. She was a dedicated volunteer of the (SHIP) Senior health insurance program, Cub Scout den leader.

She never met a stranger, always smiling and a big hug. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. The coffee pot was always on and a sack of cookies to take with you on your trip home. Mrs. Mac you will be missed.

Nola requests no flowers memorials may be made to General Macomb Chapter DAR or hospice at McDonough District Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday in her honor at Clugston – Tibbitts funeral home in Macomb. Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, June 27, 2014. Burial of ashes will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.

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