Frank L. Civitate - 89

8/19/1924 - 7/29/2014
Grand Prairie, TX, formerly Hillsboro, IL

Frank L. Civitate, 89, of Grand Prairie, TX, formerly of Hillsboro, IL passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Grand Prairie, TX. 

He was born on August 19, 1924,  the oldest son born to Joseph and Fortunata (Santora) Civitate of Des Moines, Iowa.  They have preceded in death.   He married Catherine S. Short on May 18, 1948 in Washington, D.C.  Mrs. Civitate preceded him on September 23, 2000.  They had been married for 52 years.

Frank joined the U.S. Air Force in 1941.  He retired from the U.S. Air Force as SSGT.  He was honorably discharged in 1963.  He spent 22 years as a Hospital and Equipment Serviceman, specializing in Hospital Equipment Repair.  He was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington D.C. at the time of his retirement.  He served in World War II and the Korean Conflict.  He often spoke proudly of his years in the service.  He attended Lincoln High School in Des Moines, IA and obtained his high school diploma while in the service.

Frank and Kay moved to Hillsboro in 1962 to raise their family and start his own business, Civitate Repair and Construction.  He often would hire young men to work in the summer to learn the trade of construction.  He worked in the area until he retired in 1986.  He was active in the area with the Band Boosters, Girl Scouts and St. Agnes Catholic Church.  Frank moved to Texas in 2009.

He is survived by his children, a son, Frank Joseph (companion, Diana) Civitate of Hillsboro, IL and daughter Susan Civitate (James) Hughson of Grand Prairie, TX.  A daughter, Maria C. Civitate preceded him in death on July 19, 2009.  He has three grandchildren, Ryan (Mindy) Civitate, Cara (William) White of Hillsboro, IL, and James S. Hughson of Grand Prairie, TX.  He has five great grandchildren all of Hillsboro, IL - Dillon, Kamdin and Carter Civitate, Brooke and Brandon White.

Also surviving is a sister, Frances Powell of Des Moines, Iowa.  Preceding in death were siblings, John Civitate, Donald Civitate, Marge Cosner, Clara Pasutti and Mary Ceaola.  Two siblings died at birth.  He leaves sister-in-laws, Constance Short and Martha Aguilera of Maryland, and Patricia Civitate of Des Moines, IA, plus many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL with Rev. Randy Sands, Pastor of Free Methodist Church, Hillsboro, officiating.  Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, IL on Friday, October 3, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. with full military rites.

The family suggests memorials to The Building Trades Department at Hillsboro High School or the Italian Cultural Center, 1961 Indianola, Des Moines, Iowa 50315.

Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Kelley (Albracht) Maintz - 40

5/16/1974 - 7/25/2014
Lee's Summit, MO, formerly of Hillsboro, IL

Kelley Ann (Albracht) Maintz, 40, of Lee's Summit, MO, formerly of Hillsboro, IL passed away peacefully on Friday, July 25, 2014, at 8:45 p.m. at Kansas City Hospice, Kansas City, MO.  Visitation will be Friday, August 8, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL.   A prayer service will held at 8:00 p.m.  A Memorial Mass will be Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hillsboro, IL.  The Very Reverend James L. Neuman, V.F. will officiate.  Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Hillsboro, IL.

Ms. Maintz was born on May 16, 1974, to Bob and Judy Albracht, Hillsboro, IL.  She was a 1992 graduate of Hillsboro High School and earned her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO.  While attending HHS, she was active in athletics, having played basketball and lettered in track all four years. She was a lifeguard at Central Park Pool in Hillsboro and taught many Hillsboro youth how to swim.  Kelley was a nurse in the Pediatric Neo-Natal ICU and was the head Pulmonary Clinic nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO.  She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority; Southeast Missouri State University Alumnus and had received multipe nursing awards. 

Survivors include her parents, Bob and Judy Albracht, Hillsboro, IL; three children, Dalton R. Maintz, age 15; Raegan R. Maintz, age 12; Ella S. Maintz, age 7,  all of Lee's Summit, MO; one sister, Dr. Renee M. (husband Chris) Stein, one nephew & two nieces all of Sunset Hills, MO.

Memorials are suggested to Kelley Maintz Children Memorial Fund at National Bank, Hillsboro IL.

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.

Teresa A. Gladinus - 99

10/6/1914 - 7/7/2014
Forest Park, IL

Teresa A. Gladinus, 99, passed away July 7, 2014, in Forest Park, IL. She was born in Taylor Springs, IL on October 6, 1914 to Anton and Domenica Faletti. Teresa married John Gladinus, also of Taylor Springs, IL, in Chicago, IL in August 1936. John and Teresa were classmates in elementary and high school. After graduating from Hillsboro High School in 1932, she worked briefly at a Springfield hospital, then moved to Chicago to work as a nanny. Upon hearing she was in Chicago, John looked her up and rode the street car 4 hours round trip to court her. Teresa worked at Liquid Carbonic in Chicago until her first child was born and then enjoyed being a mother and wife. She and John, a Ryerson Steel Foreman, raised 3 children in the Austin neighborhood in Chicago, IL then in Broadview, IL. She later worked at Hines VA Hospital until the couple retired in the mid 1970's to Hillsboro, IL. Teresa and John enjoyed retirement by taking driving trips across the country to visit family and friends in California, hosting family at their home in Hillsboro, fishing and caring for their beautiful garden. Teresa was widowed in 1982. She remained in Hillsboro and continued to tend to her vegetable and flower gardens, enjoyed canning and preserving what she grew, spending time with friends and hosting family visits. Teresa was an avid reader and library patron, she participated in a ladies card club, and loved shopping for antiques, cooking, baking, crocheting and sewing. Teresa shared many recipes and cooking wisdom with her family over the years. Teresa returned to the Chicago, IL area in 1999 to live near her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband John; one brother, Ludwig, and a sister, Alba.

Survivors include her daughter Elayne Considine of Forest Park, IL; two sons, John (Gayle) Gladinus of Long Beach, CA; Richard (Nancy) Gladinus of Edgewater, MD; three granddaughters, Karen Considine of Forest Park, IL; Nancy (Nestor) Markewych of Berwyn, IL and Jill (Gabriel) Wood of Fort Walton Beach, FL; four grandsons, Martin Considine of Forest Park, IL; Jeffrey (Jennifer) Gladinus of Santee, CA; Kent (Elizabeth) Gladinus of Bellflower, CA and Michael Gladinus of Edgewater, MD. She also had 8 great grandchildren. Fond mother-in-law of Martin Considine.

A private service and inurnment will be held at St. Agnes Cemetery, Hillsboro, IL.

Memorials in Teresa's memory may be made to the Hillsboro Public Library, 214 School St., Hillsboro, IL 62049

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. 

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