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IN MEMORY OF:
Joseph "Tony" Henning

Joseph "Tony" Hennings, 72, of Rural Route, Vermont, passed away at 3:41 p.m. Thursday, August 27, 2015 at his residence.

He was born on November 3, 1942 in Lake City, Minnesota to Lester and Marian Roschen Hennings. He married Tana Leighty on August 28, 1970 in Vermont. She passed away on May 13, 2005.

He was also preceded in death by his parents.

Tony is survived by two sons, Tim (Amy) Hennings of Milan and Tyler (Jenny) Hennings of Monmouth and three grandchildren, Joseph and Lynsey Hennings of Milan and Cy Hennings of Monmouth.

Tony lived in the Vermont area all of his adult life. He was a graduate of Macomb High School. He worked as a draftsman for McClure Engineering for many years before retiring in 2007.

He was a US Navy veteran serving from 1960 to 1963.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, August 31, 2015 at Pennington Point Cemetery west of Adair with full military rites being conducted by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW. There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials may be made to the McDonough County Animal Shelter.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
Del Hearne

Del Hearne, a faithful servant of Jesus, was born on March 17, 1926 in Edge, Texas and died on August 23, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. He was 89 years old.

He was born to Richard and Inez (George) Hearne. He had two brothers, R.D. and Phil Hearne, who preceded him in death. Del married Marie Baugh on August 18, 1950 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Marie passed away on June 22, 1996 in Macomb, Illinois.

Del served in the United States navy from March 1944-May 1946 and United States Air Force January 1951-December 1954 during World War II where he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and received honorable Discharges from both. While still serving in the military he married Marie in 1950. They were married for 46 years.

He is survived by his seven sons, Sam (Mary Kay) Hearne of Staunton, Virginia, Richard Hearne of Independence, Kansas, Juul Hearne of Bardolph, Illinois, Leslie (Debbie) Hearne of Wisconsin, Jon Hearne of Bardolph, Illinois, Scott Hearne of Iowa, Ronnie (Heather) Hearne of Pontiac, Illinois and two adopted daughters, Brandy Barnes of Macomb, Illinois and Isabell (John) Inman of Macomb, Illinois. He had 21 grandkids and 15 great-grandkids.

Other adventures in his life he was a Lieutenant for the Salvation Army, Ordained Minister, retired from Vaughn and Bushnell Manufacturing in Bushnell in 1988 and worked for Taco Bell in Macomb and Pontiac, Illinois from 1995-2010. He lived in Macomb until moving to Pontiac in 2007.

He was well known as Taco Del for his word of the day at Taco Bell in Macomb. He was a deeply Christian man who loved to spread Jesus word to everyone he met.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, August 28, 2015 at the Macomb Salvation Army church with Tom Rains officiating. Full military rites will be held at the Salvation Army following the services by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW. Visitation will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Cremation rites will be accorded following the services and private burial of ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb at a late date.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Salvation Army.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Ruth Ann Allen

Ruth Ann Allen, 67, of Macomb, passed away on August 15, 2015 at Northwestern University Hospital in Chicago.

She was born on September 13, 1947 in Brooklyn, New York to Stuart and Margaret Steele Shoulberg.

She is survived by one son, Stephen (Jennifer) Allen of Smithfield, Virginia; one daughter, Marcy (Andrew) Bidney of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; three grandchildren, Paige, Emily and Sadie Allen of Smithfield, Virginia and one sister, Joan (Richard) Frank of Cle Elum, Washington.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Ruth lived in Hackettstown, New Jersey most of her adult life before moving to Macomb in 2006. She worked as a secretary for Picatinny Arsenal in Dover, New Jersey for many years, retiring in July of 2006.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Private family services will be held in New Jersey at a later time.

Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
Herman Hearne

Herman Hearne, 89, of Pontiac, formerly of Macomb, passed away at 8:12 p.m. Sunday, August 23, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Arrangements are pending at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Helen Kay Henderson (nee Allen)

Helen Kay Henderson (nee Allen) of Macomb, IL, born April 20, 1944, died on August 22, 2015 in Peoria, IL. She was 71 years old. She had suffered from breast cancer for several years, but her passing was peaceful and painless.

She is survived by her mother, Doris Allen, her sister, Suzanne Hagan, her sons, Andrew Henderson, Matthew Henderson (wife, Kari Henderson), and Patrick Henderson (wife, Cynthia Miller), and her grandchildren, Fletcher and Matilda Henderson.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Allen, her sister, Vickie Bowley, and her former husband, William Henderson.

Kay was born and raised in Macomb. She graduated from high school at the Western Lab School and went on to the University of Iowa, graduating with degrees in elementary and special education in 1966. She returned to Macomb in the 1970s and received a Master’s degree in elementary education from WIU in 1986. She went on to work for the Illinois State Board of Education for over 20 years, serving as an administrator for early childhood education programs throughout the state. She received dozens of state-wide and national awards and accolades for her work in early childhood education.

In addition to dedicating decades to improving education for at-risk children throughout the state, Kay was an avid reader, an excellent cook, and a clothing enthusiast. She could always be relied on for the perfect book, recipe, or shoe recommendation. She was also a complete dog nut and a loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed.

Memorial services will be at the First Christian Church in Macomb on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. All are invited to attend. Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorials may be made to the Animal Protective League of Springfield, Il.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
Jeffrey Lynn Monroe

Jeffrey Lynn Monroe, 59, of Blandinsville, passed away at 4:42 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

He was born on October 1, 1955 in Avon to Robert and Mary Wallace Kitchen. He married Susan Kitchen Phillips on September 22, 1978. She survives.

Also surviving are his mother and step-father, Mary and Jim Kitchen of Blandinsville; two sons, Travis (Crystal) Phillips of Industry and Charles Woods of Canton; five grandchildren; three brothers, Bob Monroe of Blandinsville, Russell "Rusty" Coates of Blandinsville and Bill Coates of Minnesota and one sister, Kalyn Hainline of Blandinsville.

He was preceded in death by his father; one daughter, Stacey Hardy and one brother, Dannie Monroe.

Jeff grew up in Bushnell and lived most of his life in Blandinsville. He worked for McGraw-Edison which became Cooper Industries for many years before it closed. He was currently working as a custodian at West Prairie High School. He enjoyed playing golf, watching baseball and football and playing with his beloved dog, Oliver.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 15, 2015 at the Blandinsville First Christian Church with Reverend Gordon Blankenship officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.

Memorials may be made to the Blandinsville-Hire Rescue Squad.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
John H. Cash

John H. Cash, 75, of Macomb, passed away at 1:09 a.m. Friday, August 7, 2015 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

He was born on March 26, 1940 in Macomb to Carroll Frazier and Elizabeth "Betty" Mae Leftridge Cash.

He is survived by three daughters, Julie (Mike) Melvin of Macomb, Melanie Dianne Cash of Ft. Myers, Florida and Sue (Bill) Walker of Ft. Myers, Florida; four grandchildren, Ashley, Hannah, Baylee and Cody and one great-granddaughter, Olivia.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Tom and Joe.

John lived all of his life in Macomb. He graduated from Macomb High School in 1958. He owned and operated Cash Trucking for many years.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 29, 2015 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb with Reverend Wally Holt officiating. There will be a Celebration of Life following the service at the Macomb VFW.

Memorials may be made to the
Macomb Agriscience Association.

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

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IN MEMORY OF:
Carrie Prentice

Carrie Prentice of Spokane, Washington, formerly of McDonough and Hancock Counties, passed away on July 27, 2015 in Spokane.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date in the Majorville Cemetery south of Fountain Green.

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

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Joyce Powell Gentry

Joyce Powell Gentry, a mother of seven children, retired rural route mail carrier, swimmer and dog lover, died on July 26, 2015.

Born on April 23, 1939, Joyce was the only daughter of Randolph Adair Powell and Clemma Claudine Reese of Louisiana, Missouri. At just two years old, her father died when his Riverview Lines bus was in a tragic accident. His death would impact her for the rest of her life.

After the accident, her mother married Henry Harrison Morton, Jr. Soon Joyce’s sister, Phyllis Morton Hunter, was added to the family. All three family members have preceded Joyce in death.

Joyce graduated from Louisiana High School where she was a cheerleader, basketball and softball player. In 1955, she was crowned queen of the Louisiana River Festival. Joyce attended William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri, for one year to study engineering.

In the summers, Joyce loved swimming at the sandbar north of the bridge on the Mississippi and there she met Benjamin Francis Gentry of Bowling Green. They were married on March 14, 1959 at St. Joseph’s Church in Louisiana. The couple was divorced in August of 1978 leaving Joyce with full custody of their seven children. Ben Gentry died in June 2002.

The legacy of Joyce Powell Gentry is found in the lives of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her seven children, Timothea Thorne Gentry-Harris (Steve) of Macomb, Thaddeus Adair Gentry (Lisa) of Schaumburg, Tiffani Mari Griffin (Jeff) of Ashland, Ore., Joy Anastasia Gentry of Arlington, Mass., Gabrielle Claudine Gentry of Portland, Ore., Benjamin John Gentry (Renee) of Macomb, and Gunnar Powell Gentry of Macomb.

Ten grandchildren, Danica Rist (Montgomery), Reese Gentry, Samantha and Jeremy Gentry, Joshua and Finn Griffin, Jasper Gentry, Benjamin, Payton and Boston Gentry; seven great grandchildren, five nieces and five nephews.

One of Joyce’s proudest accomplishments was seeing her children attend college through student loans, scholarships, and work. They attended Monmouth College, Northeastern University, Western Illinois University, Northwestern University, Boston College, Springfield College and Lesley University.

Mentored by Harry Crowcroft of Quincy, Joyce worked as the first female rural route mail carrier in Macomb. Neither snow, nor rain or heat, would keep Joyce from completing her appointed rounds until she retired. She loved delivering mail in the country while watching crops grow from planting to harvest.

Joyce was also a member of the St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Macomb, where all of her children were confirmed and her sons served as altar boys.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of these organizations:

Joyce instilled her love of swimming in her children who were all members of the Dolphin Swim Team. Donate to: YMCA of McDonough County 400 East Calhoun, Macomb IL 61455, or online at www.macombymca.org.

After Joyce retired, she became known as the "Milk Bone Lady" giving treats to dogs at area dog parks. Donate to: McDonough County Humane Society, 1743 N. Lafayette Street, Macomb, IL 61455.

A private family memorial service will be held on August 7, 2015 in Louisiana, Mo. 

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IN MEMORY OF: 
John Luther Crandell

John Luther Crandell, 69, of Macomb, passed away at 9:44 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He was born on November 27, 1945 in Peoria to Luther and Rosanna Worley Crandell. He married Sheri Coker Smith on August 12, 1978 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Chris (Rachel) Smith of Macomb and Neil (Cameo Robeson) Smith of Charleston, South Carolina; two daughters, Kellee (Dr. Michael) Mustard of Bloomington and Michelle Crandell of Washington; seven grandchildren, R.J. Roberts and Michael Jordan of Washington, Brady and Kellan Smith of Macomb, Ava and Judd Smith of Charleston, South Carolina and Jaycee Tibbitts of Bloomington and one sister, Jill (Fred) Thomas of East Peoria.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Kathy Ferre.

John lived and worked in Peoria early in his life. He moved to Macomb in 1978. He worked for the Macomb Fire Department for 28 years, retiring in 2003 with the rank of Lieutenant. He and Sheri co-owned Art City since 1999.

He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War on the AE-14 USS Firedrake.

He was a member of the Macomb American Legion, Macomb VFW, 40 et 8, AE/AOE Sailor’s Association and the Macomb Country Club where he got a hole in one.

He was an avid golfer and bowler.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2015 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Donnie Case officiating. Full military rites will be conducted at the funeral home following the services by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW. Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Cremation rites have been accorded.

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to McDonough County Animal Shelter or the Wounded Warrior Project.

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IN MEMORY OF:
Wade Robert "Bob" Blansett

Wade Robert "Bob" Blansett, 91, of Pacolet, South Carolina, formerly of Macomb, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at the home of his daughter in Pacolet.

He was born on June 15, 1924 in Buckhorn Township, Illinois to Harold and Mary Moore Blansett. He married Donna Willey on February 14, 1948 in Macomb. She passed away on June 8, 2012.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; step-father, Hank Decker and one brother, Harold Richard Blansett.

Bob is survived by three daughters, Becky Dochterman of Pacolet, South Carolina, Susan (Mark Peyton) Blansett of Golden, Colorado and Carol (Mike) Wiggins of Charlotte, North Carolina; two sons, Michael (Sharon) Blansett of Gainesville, Florida and Joseph Blansett of Pacolet, South Carolina; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Bob lived most of his life with Donna in Macomb before moving to Pacolet in 2013. He was a graduate of Bardolph High School and obtained his plumber’s license under the GI Bill. He owned Bob’s Plumbing and Heating in Macomb for 40 years before his retirement. He developed the Hidden Hills subdivision on Candy Lane, where his family lived for many years. He was a Coast Guard veteran, having served during WWII in the Pacific on the USS Orange. Bob was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan; he enjoyed gardening, travel, being in the outdoors and spending time with family.

He and Donna were 60-year members of the First Christian Church of Macomb, where he served as an elder for many years. He also served several terms on the boards of directors of First Christian and McDonough Power Cooperative.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the First Christian Church in Macomb with Reverends Kelly Ingersoll and Terry Foland officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at the church. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb where full military rites will be conducted by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb VFW.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church in Macomb.

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

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IN MEMORY OF: 
Elizabeth Ann Chatterton

Elizabeth Ann Chatterton, 91, of Macomb, passed away at 7:42 a.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

She was born on March 26, 1924 in Eldorado, Illinois to William E. and Martha Schmidt Hutton. She married Robert Chatterton on December 6, 1946 in Monmouth. He survives.

Also surviving are her children, Pat (Patricia) Chatterton of Indianapolis, Indiana, Carol (Don) Allison of Macomb, Michael (Carmen) Chatterton of Norfolk, Virginia and Steven (Stephanie) Chatterton of Simpsonville, South Carolina; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one sister, Shirley (Jerry) English of Normal, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Herman, Wilber and John and sisters, Virginia and Ruth.

She received her Nursing Degree from Blessing Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at St. Francis Hospital from 1946 to 1960 and at MDH from 1960 until her retirement in 1987. Following her retirement she still continued to work part-time until 1999.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, VFW Auxiliary, I.N.A. and Blessing Alumni Association.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Macomb with Bishop Matt Thomas 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 MDH Hospice, Elms Nursing Home or 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:
Marjorie Gordon

Marjorie Gordon, 85, of Blandinsville, passed away at 8:06 p.m. Friday, July 3, 2015 at Wesley Village in Macomb. She enjoyed good health until the last 8 weeks during which time she was diagnosed as having cancer.

Marjorie was born on September 12, 1929 to John Alexander and Olive Eva Myers Ceder at home in rural Blandinsville. She was united in marriage to James Lloyd Gordon on April 4, 1954 in Blandinsville. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1995.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Phyllis Jean Gordon and her brother, Eldon Ceder.

Marjorie was a lifelong resident of Blandinsville where she was a farm housewife. She enjoyed doing plastic canvas needlepoint, collecting cookbooks and going to Day Health. She had been a member of Blandinsville II Home Extension.

Marjorie was a member of the Argyle Bible Church and was a 1948 graduate of Blandinsville High School.

She is survived by two children, John Owen Gordon of Macomb and Eva Marie (Dale) Watkins of Sciota.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville with Reverend Samuel Kostreva officiating. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with family receiving friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.

Memorials may be made to MDH Day Health Services.

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