Russella Mae Neville - 70

6/30/1944 - 7/18/2014
Witt, IL

Russella Mae Neville, age 70, of Witt IL, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 6:45 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro IL with Rev. Gary Stanford, pastor of First Baptist Church, Taylor Springs, IL officiating. Burial will be in Witt Cemetery, Witt IL. Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.

Russella was born on June 30, 1944, at Springfield, IL,  the daughter of the late  Russell and Victoria (Boyce) McCafferty. Mrs. Neville was a high school graduate and had also obtained her CNA license. She had worked as a waitress, cook, CNA, homemaker and was a wonderful mother to everyone.

Her marriage to Junior Neville took place at Taylorville IL on April 14, 1962 and he survives at Witt IL. Also surviving are four children, Crystal (husband Darrell) Turcol, Hillsboro IL; Brenda (husband Jeromy) Neathery, Witt, IL; Michael (wife Theresa) Neville, Collinsville IL; Junetta Ledbetter, Witt IL; ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Linda, Vicky, Cheryl, Sammy, Jimmy and Sandy. Preceding in death were one daughter, Bonnie Pitts; brother, William and sisters, Eva, Shirley and Helen.

Memorials may be given to the Family.

Alfred E. Keiser - 89

8/4/1924 - 7/13/2014
Witt, IL

Alfred Earl Keiser, 89, of Witt, IL, passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014, at 11:29 p.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital, Hillsboro, IL.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL.  Mr. Richard Small will officiate.

Mr. Keiser was born on August 4, 1924, in Nokomis, IL, to the late Albert & Mary Margaret (Gerhardt) Keiser.  He married Cecil Missmore on January 4, 1948, in Hillsboro, IL.  They later divorced.  He then married Juanita (Bailey) Schmedeke on August 6, 1983, in Irving, IL and she survives in Irving, IL.  Mr. Keiser was a retired farmer and had served in the United States Army.  He was a member of the Moose Lodge of Litchfield, IL, American Legion in Irving, IL and the United Methodist Church in Irving, IL.

Survivors include his wife, Juanita Keiser of Irving, IL; one daughter, Barbara Ione (Keiser) Turner; four step-sons, Kurt Schmedeke, Kyle Schmedeke and Karis Schmedeke; three grandchildren, Michelle (husband John) Williams, Len Reynolds (companion Liz Holcomb), Anita (husband Larry) Bergschneider; five step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; two great-great-grandchildren and sister, Edna Benning.

He was preceded by his parents; daughter, Martha Anne (Keiser) Reynolds; step-son, Kent Schmedeke; one step-grandchild; brother, John Keiser and sisters, Elsie, Christina, Pauline, Mary and Alberta.

Memorials may be sent to Angel Tree.

Lawrence E. Banchi - 72

7/11/1941 - 7/10/2014
Taylor Springs, IL

Lawrence E. Banchi, 72, of Taylor Springs, IL passed away on Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 11:30 p.m., at his residence.  Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Taylor Springs, IL.  Memorial Services will be held, at 11:00 a.m., at the church.  Rev. Gary Stanford, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Taylor Springs, IL, will officiate.

Mr. Banchi was born on July 11, 1941, in Springfield, IL, to the late Lawrence N. & Beatrice V. (Nagel) Banchi.  He graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1961.  He married Glenda Royer, on June 11, 1977, in Panama, IL.  Mr. Banchi had worked at Hillsboro Glass Factory in Hillsboro, IL, on the loading dock and in the warehouse, for 36 years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Taylor Springs, IL.

Mr. Banchi is survived by his wife, Glenda, of Taylor Springs, IL and his children, Lance (wife Cari) Banchi of Sorento, IL; Kyle Banchi of Taylor Springs, IL; Danette Banchi & Nicholas Banchi.

Memorials are suggested to the family.

Alta Betoche - 83

8/17/1930 - 7/5/2014
Donnellson IL

Alta L. Betoche, age 83, of Donnellson, IL  passed away on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at 9:48 p.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital, Hillsboro IL.  Visitation will be held on Monday, July 14, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 12:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro, IL.  A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Betoche was born on August 17, 1930, at Irving, IL to the late Hartwell and Alice (Rhinehart) Schoeneweis.  She married Don Betoche on September 5, 1948, in Irving, IL and he survives in Donnellson, IL.  Mrs. Betoche was a 1948 graduate of Hillsboro High School.  She was a homemaker, babysitter and also had worked at the Hillsboro Junior High Cafeteria.  Mrs. Betoche was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro, IL, a Sunday School Teacher and a Girl Scout Leader

Survivors include her husband, Don, of Donnellson, IL, three daughters, Donna (husband Dennis) Springer, Hillsboro, IL, Connie (husband Jim) Harling, Hillsboro, IL, and Cindy (husband Steve) Simburger, Taylor Springs, IL; seven grandchildren, Job Springer, Jacob Springer, Jessie Huber, Jamie Harling, Jordan Harling, Joel Simburger, and Jennifer Simburger; one great grandchild, Matilda Springer and one sister, Juanita Titsworth.

Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church, Hillsboro, IL or American Diabetes Association.

Harry D. Van Meter - 91

7/19/1922 - 6/27/2014
Altoona, FL, formerly of Hillsboro, IL

Harry D. Van Meter, age 91, of Altoona, FL, formerly of Hillsboro, IL, passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:27 a.m. at Lake View Terrace, Altoona, FL.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 26, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with a memorial service to be held at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL.  Rev. Tom Compton, Pastor of Assumption First United Methodist Church, Assumption, IL will officiate.  Inurnment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro, IL.

Mr. Van Meter was born on July 19, 1922, the son of Edgar Smith and Anna Morse (Derleth) Van Meter in Greenville, IL.  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  Mr. Van Meter was a 1940 graduate of Greenville High School, attended Blackburn College for two years, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fisheries from the University of Washington, Seattle, then earned his Master's Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.  He and his wife, the former Bonnie Paden of Hillsboro, IL, were married in Seattle, WA on June 16, 1947. Bonnie preceded him in death on February 10, 2013.  His career, as a fisheries biologist, was with the West Virginia Fisheries Commission from 1949 - 1957 then with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Lake Erie in Sandusky, Ohio for 19 years.  He served on the Fisheries Staff of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Washington, D.C. until his retirement in 1982.

Following retirement, he was active in several civic organizations and in local NARFE chapters (federal retiree groups). He lived in Mountain Home, AR from 1982 until moving to Hillsboro, IL in June of 1990.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Umatilla, FL.  He is survived by two sons, David of Van Buren, AR and Brian and his wife, Sharon, of Heber City, UT and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded by two brothers, Bill Van Meter and Karl Van Meter and a sister, Elizabeth Ann Cox .

Memorials may be given to a favorite charity.

Stacey J. Snider - 49

6/26/1964 - 6/16/2014
Hillsboro, IL

Stacey Joe Snider, 49, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Monday, June 16, 2014, at 4:45 a.m. at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL.  Visitation will be held on Friday, June 20, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with services to follow at 6:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL.

Mr. Snider was born on June 26, 1964, in Hillsboro, IL to Claude Snider, Fillmore, IL and Judith (Chumley) Frerk, Coffeen, IL.  He married Ranae Govaia on October 30, 2004, in Coffeen, IL, and she survives in Hillsboro, IL.  Mr. Snider attended Hillsboro High School and worked as a laborer with Union Local #1084.

Survivors include his parents, Claude Snider, Fillmore, IL; Judith Frerk, Coffeen, IL; his wife, Ranae Snider, Hillsboro, IL; five children, Trey M. Snider, Andrea Smiddy, Derek Martin, Jaden Martin, all of Hillsboro, IL and Kassie Snider, Girard, IL; eleven grandchildren; sisters, Tina Snider, Coffeen, IL; Terri Powell, Springfield, IL and brothers, Wade (Dino) Snider, Hillsboro, IL and Scott Snider, Arizona.

Memorials may be given to the family.

Cayla C. Degg - 27

9/9/1986 - 6/13/2014
Hillsboro, IL

Cayla Catherine Degg, 27, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014 at her residence.  A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral services will be on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Rev. James Hayes, Pastor of St. James Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL, will officiate.  Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Coffeen, IL.

Cayla was born on September 2, 1986, in Hillsboro, IL, to Sean Camp and JoEllen Compagni.  Cayla married Jeff Degg on December 28, 2013 in Taylor Springs, IL.  She had attended Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, IL.

Cayla is survived by her father, Sean Camp of St. Louis, MO; mother, JoEllen Compagni (Companion Gary Kimbro) of Donnellson, IL; husband, Jeff Degg of Hillsboro, IL; children, Jacob Corazza, age 8; Kody Corazza, age 6; and Aiden Degg, 4 days; grandparents, Tom & Joyce Compagni of Hillsboro, IL and Alethia Camp of Champaign, IL; sisters, Adrian Murray, Ashley Murray & Brandi Murray all of Hillsboro, IL; uncle, Tommy Compagni of Hillsboro, IL; father in law, Ken Degg of Hillsboro, IL and sister in law, Trish Degg of Chicago, IL.  She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Richard Camp.

Memorials may be given to a fund for her children. 

Mary Ann Montgomery - 69

7/14/1944 - 6/10/2014
Coffeen, IL

Mary Ann Montgomery, 69, of Coffeen, IL passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 2:30 p.m., at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab Center, Taylor Springs, IL.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Rev. Joy Caschetta, Pastor of United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, IL, will officiate.  Burial will be in Green Hill Cemetery in VanBurensburg, IL.

Mrs. Montgomery was born, on July 14, 1944, in Vandalia, IL to the late Orville “Bud” and Helen (Chandler) Hubler.  She married Lee Thacker on October 23, 1960.   He preceded in death on May 8, 1972.  She then married Ronald Montgomery on June 9, 1973. He survives in Coffeen, IL.  She had worked as a CNA, for Litchfield Health Care in Litchfield, IL, for 18 years.

Mrs. Montgomery is survived by her husband Ronald, four children, Ken L. Thacker of Coffeen, IL, Kathy (husband Brett) Reynolds of Hillsboro, IL, Randy Montgomery of Coffeen, IL and Ronda (husband Jeff) Meyer of Bingham, IL; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  Along with her parents and first husband she was preceded in death by one son, Rick Montgomery and one brother, Kenneth Hubler.

Memorials are suggested to Donor's Choice. 

Ruth A. Ellington - 100

4/19/1914 - 6/6/2014
Hillsboro, IL

Ruth A. Ellington, 100, of Princeville, IL, formerly of Donnellson, IL passed away on Friday, June 6, 2014 at her daughter's residence.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, June 8, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. until time of service at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home.  Chaplain Steve Drennan, from Peoria, IL, will officate.  Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL.

Mrs. Ellington was born on April 19, 1914 in Fillmore Township, IL, to the late George and Jane (Thacker) Elam.  She married Robert H. Ellington, on February 17, 1932, in Greenville, IL. He preceded in death on March 2, 1995. 

Mrs. Ellington is survived by two sons, Ronald (wife Debra) Ellington of Wyoming, IL & Richard Ellington of Mt. Olive, IL; three daughters, Marilyn Thacker of Hillsboro, IL; Blanche Green of Hillsboro, IL & Shirley (husband Bruce) Theobald of Princeville, IL; twenty grandchildren; thirty six great grandchildren; and twenty-two great great grandchildren.  Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sons, Lloyd Ellington and Charles Ellington; two grandsons; brothers and sisters, Ira Elam, Oliver Elam, Oral Elam, Cordia Ruppe, Genevia Roberts & Virginia Flowers.

Memorials are suggested to Donor's Choice.

William M. White - 92

2/2/1922 - 6/3/2014
Springfield, IL, formerly of Hillsboro, IL

William M. White, 92, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Hillsboro, IL passed away Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Taylor Springs, IL.  Cremation rites were accorded.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Bill graduated from Hillsboro High School and attended the University of Illinois until he enlisted in the Army Air Corps serving in Northern Africa during WWII. After the war, he finished his U of I degree and joined White & White as a partner, a business established by his father and uncle. He was an outstanding golfer achieving 3 holes-in-one and earned the title of champion of South Central Illinois conference. Bill and Dorothy McDonald married on July 29, 1949 and she survives along with his four children Roi (Dan) Thorpe, John B., Dana (Kurt) Armstrong, George (Ronda) White. He also leaves four grandchildren (Billie, Lauren, Deric, Morgan) and twin great-grandsons (Mack & Otto).


The family would like to extend their thanks to the caring staff of Hillsboro Hospital and Montgomery County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

 

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