Robert Eugene Noyes - 82

9/20/1931 - 2/18/2014
Hillsboro, IL

Robert Eugene Noyes, 82, of Hillsboro, IL, passed away on Monday, February 17, 2014, at his residence.  Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at St. James Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL.  Rev. James Hayes, Pastor of St. James Baptist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Cress Hill Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL.

Mr. Noyes was born on September 20, 1931, in Coffeen, IL, to the late Warren F. & Edna E. (Casey) Noyes.  He was a 1951 graduate of Hillsboro High School.  He served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Doris Mollmann and they later divorced.  He then married Mildred Caulk on April 6, 1971 in Hillsboro, IL. Millie survives in Hillsboro, IL.  Mr. Noyes had worked as a Laborer at Granite City Steel and Lessman Excavating.  He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post #1306 and a past member of Litchfield Moose Lodge, where he was a supporter of Mooseheart Boys Town. 

Along with his wife, Mr. Noyes is survived by six children,  Mark K. Noyes of Hillsboro, IL, Robert F. (wife Kim) Noyes of Hillsboro, IL, Tamara E. (husband David) Hamilton of Florissant, MO, Julie Noyes of Hillsboro, IL, Shawn M. Noyes of Hillsboro, IL and Tonya M. (husband Rod) Kalaher of Butler, IL; eighteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; one brother, Gary Noyes of Hillsboro, IL and one sister, Earlene Wayman of Ft. madison, IA.  Mr. Noyes was preceded in death by one daughter, Cynthia Johnson and one sister, Marilyn Jones.

Memorials are suggested for Mooseheart Boys Town or St. James Baptist Church.

Doris A. Alexander - 79

4/6/1934 - 2/8/2014
Coffeen, IL

Doris Ann Alexander, 79, of Coffeen, IL passed away Saturday, February 8, 2014 at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, IL.  Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Eugene Dunkley, Pastor of Free Methodist Church in Coffeen, IL, will officiate.  Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Coffeen, IL.

Mrs. Alexander was born on April 6, 1934, at Coffeen, IL, to the late Thomas & Lizzie (Coffee) Jones.  She is a Graduate of Coffeen High School in Coffeen, IL. She married Edward “Bud” Alexander on October 5, 1956 in Fillmore, IL. He preceded in death on April 27, 1998. 

Doris is survived by two daughters, Brenda (husband Jeff) Kleinik of Pocahontas, IL & Linda (husband Allen)  Wessell of Coffeen, IL; five grandchildren, Michael (wife Eva) Zimmerman, Michelle (husband Brett) Brown, Ethan Wessell, Amy (husband John) Headrick & Kendra Wessell; seven great-grandchildren, Bryce Brown, Michael Zimmerman II, Payton Brown, Arianna Zimmerman, Evita Zimmerman, Raelyn Brown & Victor Ramirez; and two brothers, Robert Jones of Coffeen, IL & Bill (wife Sue) Jones of Coffeen, IL.

Along with her parents and husband Doris was preceded in death by three brothers, Glenwood Jones, Thomas Jones & Merle Jones & two sisters, Lillian Gualandi & Shirley Clayton.

Memorials are suggested for the Donor's choice.

Ralph E. Niehaus - 84

5/2/1929 - 1/31/2014
Butler, IL

Ralph E. Niehaus, 84, of Butler, IL passed away on Friday, January 31, 2014 at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab Center in Taylor Springs, IL.  A visitation will be held on Monday, February 10, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Wares Grove Lutheran Church in Rural Butler, IL.  A Memorial Service will be held Monday, February 10, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) at the church with Military Rites by V.F.W. Post #1306 & American Legion Post #425. Rev. John Jaffry, Pastor of Wares Grove Lutheran Church will officiate. The family will also be receiving friends at a celebration of life reception, at the Butler Community Building, at 1:00 p.m. for a food & fellowship.

Mr. Niehaus was born on May 2, 1929, in Butler, IL, to the late Leonard H. & Clara B. (Suitor) Niehaus.  He married Helen A. Bateman, on August 8, 1953, in Hillsboro, IL.  He was a 1947 Graduate of Hillsboro High School and had served in the Army. Ralph was a farmer of Grain & Livestock; he was retired from Graham Correctional Center & was currently a commentator for WSMI Radio station and was a lay speaker at many churches in the area.   

Along with his wife, Ralph is survived by one son, Brian Niehaus of Hillsboro, IL; two grandchildren and one cousin, Willis Rieke of Butler, IL, who was like a brother to him. He was preceded in death by one sister, Pauline Hoffman.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Montgomery County Cancer Association or Wares Grove Lutheran Church.

Myra Velma Roper - 98

4/17/1915 - 1/26/2014
Coffeen, IL

Myra Velma Roper, 98, of Coffeen, IL passed away on Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 2:30 a.m. at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab in Taylor Springs, IL.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church.  Rev. Jeff Hemken, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Olive Hill Cemetery in Coffeen, IL.

Mrs. Roper was born April 17, 1915, in Modesto, IL, to the late Henry M. & Cora M. (Evans) Davidson.  She married John J. Waters, on December 26, 1941, in St. Charles, MO.  He preceded in death on December 19, 1960.  She then married Bliss Roper, on March 1, 1980, in Hillsboro, IL.  He preceded in death on January 15, 2009.  Velma has worked as a waitress at Ariston Restaurant in Litchfield, IL; Shoe Factory in Litchfield, IL; Truck Driver; and had worked at the Laundromat, on School Street in Hillsboro, IL, for 18 years. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL.

Mrs. Ropers is survived by one brother, Walter Davidson of Hillsboro, IL; one sister-in-Law, Dorothy Davidson of Coffeen, IL; a foster child, Earlene Bacon of Springfield, IL; eight step children. & several nieces and nephews.  Along with her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

Memorials may be given to Calvary Baptist Church. 

Andrew Kinzie Wedekind - 20

2/24/1993 - 1/23/2014
Hillsboro, IL

Andrew Kinzie Wedekind, 20, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2014, at 9:44 p.m. at Macomb, IL.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro, IL.  Rev. Matt Ferguson, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro, IL, will officiate.

Andrew was born on February 24, 1993, at Springfield, IL, to Wayne and Becky (Rundquist) Wedekind.  They survive in Hillsboro, IL.  He is a 2011 Graduate of Hillsboro High School in Hillsboro, IL. He was attending Western Illinois University, in Macomb, IL, studying Ag Science. He was a member of the Collegiate Livestock Judging Team at Western.

Along with his parents Andrew is survived by one sister, Kathryn (husband Steve) Niemeier of Lewistown, IL; grandparents, Jack & Anita Rundquist of Butler, IL & Gerald & Norma Wedekind of Raymond, IL; aunts & uncles, Ann & James Butler, Barbara & George Clark, John & Sherri Rundquist, Martha & Mark O’Mara, Rodney Wedekind & companion Gay Davidson, Jerry & Cassie Wedekind, Wes & Wanda Wedekind, Karen & Jeff Higbie, John Wedekind & Larry Wedekind. 

Memorials may be made to the Andrew K. Wedekind Memorial.

Ruth S. Haeffner - 73

11/3/1940 - 1/22/2014
Hillsboro, IL

Ruth S. Haeffner, 73, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Relais Bonne Eau Hospice Home in Edwardsville, IL.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, IL.  Rev. Karl Wellnitz, Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church, will officiate.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Panama, IL.

Mrs. Haeffner was born on November 3, 1940, in Litchfield, IL, to the late Henry & Ruby (Holle) Bosch.  She is a 1958 Graduate of Edwardsville High School.  She married James M. Haeffner II on December 6, 1959 in Hamel, IL. They later divorced.  She was retired from the Department of Human Services for the State of Illinois. Ruth was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, IL; Bremer Sanctuary in Hillsboro, IL & Silver Sneaker Club at Fusion in Hillsboro, IL.

Mrs. Haeffner is survived by three children, Cheryl (husband Chuck) Herman of Coffeen, IL; James M. (wife Cathy) Haeffner III of St. Jacob, IL & Carla Galbraith (companion Randy Ellis) of Edwardsville, IL; five grandchildren, Chad (wife Jenna) Edwards, Drew Edwards (companion Beth Vogel ), Riley Galbraith, Rachel Galbraith & Dylan Haeffner; extended grandchildren, Jennifer (husband Mike) Kershaw & Heather (husband Mark) Bellaver; three great grandchildren,  Coen & Adrianna Edwards & Meleah Edwards; extended Great Grandchildren, Alexis, Justin, Evan & Brenden Kershaw & Nathan & Rachel Bellaver; three brothers, Richard Bosch of Granite City, IL; Albert (wife Louise) Bosch of Ellsinore, MO & Paul Bosch of Edwardsville, IL.  Along with her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by one brother, Edward Bosch & one sister-in-law, Gerry Bosch.

Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church.



Cindy M. Ginos - 51

7/18/1962 - 1/21/2014
Hillsboro, IL

Cindy M. Ginos, 51, of Irving, IL passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL.  Father Daniel Willenborg, Pastor of St. Louis Catholic Church in Nokomis, IL, will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL.  There will be no visitation. 

Mrs. Ginos was born July 18, 1962, in Hillsboro, IL, to the late Clifford & Patricia (Staples) Brown.  She was a graduate of Nokomis High School in Nokomis, IL.  She married Mark B. Ginos on September 27, 1987, in Hillsboro, IL. He preceded on May 29, 2009. 

Mrs. Ginos is survived by five sons, Nicholas (wife Jenifer) Ginos, Springfield, IL; Kevin (wife Amanda) Ginos, Newport News, VA; Ian Ginos, Vincent Ginos, and James Ginos, all of Irving, IL.  Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one sister Lisa Brown.

Memorials may be given to the Mark B. Ginos Trust.

Alysious J. Keller - 92

4/2/1921 - 1/21/2014
Waukegan, IL

Alysious J. Keller, 92, formerly of Waukegan, IL passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Heritage Health Care in Pana, IL.  Private funeral services will be held at Bradley Funeral Home in North Chicago, IL.  Father James Merold will officiate.  Burial will be in Ascensions Cemetery in Libertyville, IL.

Mr. Keller was born on April 2, 1921, in Witt, IL, to the late Leo Hugo & Catherine Agnes (Cashen) Keller.  He is a graduate of Nokomis High School in Nokomis, IL and   received his Bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois.  He married Mary E. Dobnikar on May 16, 1953 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waukegan, IL.  She survives in Pana, IL. He is a veteran of the Navy, where he served during WW II.  He had worked at Meadow Gold Dairy; J.D. Plating, Inc. both in Waukegan, IL.  Mr. Keller was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waukegan, IL; Knights of Columbus; and was a volunteer at the Veterans Hospital. 

Along with his wife he is survived by one sister, Patricia Keller of Springfield, IL; two sister-in-laws, Mary Lou Keller of Nokomis, IL and Beulah Keller of Hillsboro, IL; Nieces, JoAnn (husband Denny) Bauman, Nokomis, IL; Gail (husband Jeff) Jayne, Divernon, IL; Cheryle Dobnikar, Chicago, IL; Great Nieces & Nephews, Corinne Bero, Waco, TX; Kelsey Bauman, Fairview Heights, IL; & Devin Bauman, Peoria, IL; Great Great Niece, Emmerson Bero, Waco, TX and several other nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by six brothers, Si, Hugh, Paul, Charles, Leo & Tom Keller and two sisters, Mary Weaver & Bernadine Keller, in infancy.

Virginia Jean Stokes - 82

9/22/1931 - 1/21/2014
Hillsboro, IL

Virginia "Jean" Stokes, 82, of Hillsboro, IL passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at Hillsboro Rehab & Health Care Center in Hillsboro, IL.  Visitation will be Wednesday, January 29, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with the services to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL.

Mrs. Stokes was born on September 22, 1931, in Schram City, IL, to the late John J. & Ellen Jane “Juanita” (Hopper) Urbancsik.  She is a 1949 Graduate of Hillsboro High School & completed St. John’s Nurses Training.   She married Maynard Stokes at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, IL on October 14, 1950.  He survives in Hillsboro, IL.  Jean had worked as a nurse for the Telfer Clinic and for Dr. Roger McFarlin for 22 years.  She was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, IL.

Along with her husband, Jean is survived by one son, Roger (wife Betty) Stokes of Denver, CO; one daughter, Rene Meintzer of Simi Valley, CA; five grandchildren, Cayla Flowers, Lori Murphy, Parker Meintzer, Payton Meintzer & Peri Meintzer; four great grandchildren; & one sister, Patty (husband Norman) Bellaver of Kortkamp, IL.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Cindy Flowers.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

Katie Margaret Hester - 90

5/28/1923 - 1/19/2014
Hillsboro, IL

Katie Margaret Hester, 90, of Edwardsville, IL passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at University Nursing Home & Rehab in Edwardsville, IL.  Visitation will be held on Friday, January 24, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. with services to follow at 12:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL. Rev. Tom Fedrigon, Pastor of St. Elmo Christian Church in St. Elmo, IL, will officiate.  Burial will be in Asbury Cemetery, Raymond, IL.

Mrs. Hester was born on May 28, 1923, in Fillmore, IL to the late Charles Benjamin and Renna J. (Isbell) Griffin.  She married John Hester on June 5, 1942, in St. Charles, MO.  He preceded her in death on December 9, 1978.  Mrs. Hester was a graduate of Fillmore High School, Fillmore, IL.  She worked in the cafeteria, at Granite City Steel, as a supervisor for five (5) years.  During her lifetime she lived in Fillmore, IL, Granite City, IL and Edwardsville, IL.  She was a member of the Fillmore Baptist Church, Fillmore, IL, First Baptist Church, Granite City, IL, VFW Post, Granite City, IL and Moose Lodge, Granite City, IL.

Survivors include her daughter, Betty Faye (husband Michael) Wiwczaroski, Troy, IL,  three (3) grandchildren, eight (8) great-grandchildren, two (2) great-great-grandchildren, two brothers, Jim Griffin and Carl Griffin and two sisters, Frances Barringer and Kay Turck.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one son, Charles Joe Hester on January 3, 2009, sister, Eula Woolard, and brothers, Frank Griffin, Jack Griffin and Charles Joseph Griffin at birth.

Memorials may be sent to St. Elmo Christian Church, St. Elmo, IL.

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