Mary Ann Montgomery - 697/14/1944 - 6/10/2014
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 - 1004/19/1914 - 6/6/2014
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 - 922/2/1922 - 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.
Sarah Jean (Welge) Ernst - 781/5/1936 - 5/30/2014
Sarah Jean (Welge) Ernst, age 78, of Hillsboro IL, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014, at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab Center in Taylor Springs. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro IL, with Rev. Kenneth Sandlin, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro IL. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2014, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro.
Sarah was born January 5, 1936 in Hillsboro IL, a twin daughter of Louis Hendricks Welge and Ruth Emily Martin Welge. Sarah and John Martin Ernst were married July 28, 1962 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hillsboro, and they had two sons, Michael Edward (wife Heather) Ernst, Littleton CO and Mark John (wife Tonia) Ernst, Morrison IL. There are four grandchildren; Taylor Wright Ernst, Littleton, CO; Alexander Michael Ernst, Evan Matthew Ernst, and Asher William Bedford Ernst, all of Morrison IL. Also surviving are brothers, Louis M. 'Marty' (wife Joan) Welge, Brentwood MO; Frederick 'Fritz' (wife Christine) Welge, Grant Wood Village MO; brothers-in-law, Philip T. Dammann, Waynesville NC; Henry (wife Beverly) Ernst, Hillsboro IL; Vernon 'Bud' Terneus, Hillsboro IL; sisters-in-law, Frances Weitekamp, Raymond IL; Barbara Ernst, Coffeen IL. Preceding her in death were twin sister, Sandra (Welge) Dammann, and brothers-in-law, Lester A. Ernst, Roy Weitekamp and sister-in-law, Marie Terneus.
Sarah attended the Winhold grade school (now demolished), and graduated from Hillsboro High School in the Class of 1953. She attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale IL and Greenville College in Greenville IL. She taught grade 5 at Witt IL for five years, resigning in 1963. After her sons were grown, she became a substitute teacher in the Hillsboro School system in 1982, retiring in 1997.
During the years her sons were in grade school, she served as P.T.C. chairman of the room mothers. While also being a room mother for her son's classes, she helped start the library program in the old Beckemeyer School building. She was a past member of the Hillsboro Women's Club; the American Garden Club; a 30 year member of the Montgomery County Homemakers Extension Association; Montgomery County Historical Society; Hillsboro Hospital Auxiliary; and Area Community Concerts Association. She had also been a driver for Meals on Wheels. Presently she was a secretary for the Christiana Tillson chapter of the NSDAR; she served as secretary for Montgomery County Cancer Association; secretary for the Old Settlers Association and she and her husband were Parade Marshalls for the Old Settlers Association in August 1997.
Gardening, reading, and genealogy were her hobbies. She had published two books; in 1998 she assembled a book on the newspaper articles of the "Clotfelter Association Reunions, 1934 - 1973", and in 2005 compliled a book on the "Descendants of David Abner Clotfelter". She has also compiled a book on the descentants of both her and her husband's families titled, 'From These Roots; Our Linage to The Past'.
Memorials are suggested to the Montgomery County Cancer Association or ALS.
Kenneth Murray Ramsey, Jr. - 354/28/1979 - 5/30/2014
Kenneth Murray Ramsey, Jr., 35, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014, at 6:20 a.m. in Litchfield, IL. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL.
Mr. Ramsey was born on April 28, 1979, in St. Louis, MO to Kenneth and Janice (Zepp) Ramsey. He married Tara LeVault on May 26, 2001, in Stonington, IL, and she survives in Hillsboro, IL. Mr. Ramsey earned his Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL. He coached Special Olympics, was an Eagle Scout and an avid Cardinal fan. The family would like everyone who attends the services to wear their Cardinal attire.
Survivors include his wife, Tara (LeVault) Ramsey, of Hillsboro, IL, two children, Kenneth 'Trey' Ramsey, III and Kendall Ramsey, of Hillsboro, IL; his father and step-mother, Kenneth and Linda Ramsey of Vichy, MO; his mother, Janice (Zepp) Ramsey of Florissant, MO; half brothers and sisters, Kent Ramsey, Kurt Ramsey, Cindy Reeves, Rita Gorman, several aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Carl C. and Laura Loe Zepp and his paternal grandparents, Kleve and Mildred Ramsey.
Memorials may be given to the Ramsey Children's Fund or Special Olympics.
Maurice Taylor McLean - 9611/2/1917 - 5/28/2014
Maurice Taylor McLean, 96, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 2:40 am. at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab in Taylor Springs, IL. Cremation rites were accorded. Private burial will be held at a later date in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL.
Mr. McLean was born on November 2, 1917, in East Fork Township, to the late Charles S. & Peachie B. (Taylor) McLean. He married Iris Gertrude Noyes on August 18, 1938 in St. Charles, MO. She preceded him in death. He had worked as a Truck Driver on a milk route; at several grain elevators in the area; then retired from Ralston Purina in Elwin, IL. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge Post #455 in Irving, IL.
Mr. McLean is survived by one daughter, Marjorie Bailey of Raymond, IL; one son, Tom McLean of Painsville, Ohio; three grandchildren, Jim (wife Kathy) Bailey, Jr., Timothy McLean & Brian McLean and one great granddaughter, Megan Bailey.
Christopher Lee House - 423/13/1972 - 5/23/2014
Christopher Lee House, 42, of Benld, IL passed away on Friday, May 23, 2014 at his residence. There are no services planed at this time. Cremation rites were accorded. Burial in Waveland Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Christopher was born on March 13, 1972, in Hillsboro, IL, to Bobbi Lee House and Shirley Anne (Lloyd) Burrows. He married Brandi Lynn McDonald on October 23, 2010 in Litchfield, IL. He attended Hillsboro High School and had worked as a truck driver. Christopher had lived in Hillsboro, IL; Litchfield, IL and Benld, IL.
Christopher is survived by his wife Brandi; mother, Shirley; children, Dalton House, Sydney House and step-children, Kenneth Meyer and Audrey Meyer; brothers & sisters, Gary House, Bobbi Edwards, Barb Jones, David House, Max House, Jody Hassebrock, Tammy Canter and Julie Rhodes. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobbi Lee.
Harry W. Loskot, Jr. - 778/16/1936 - 5/19/2014
Harry Walter Loskot, Jr., 77, of Irving, IL passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 6:42 a.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital, Hillsboro, IL. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 10:00 a.m . - 12:00 noon at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL. Funeral services will be on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 noon at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL.
Mr. Loskot was born on August 16, 1936, in Hillsboro, IL to the late Harry and Elizabeth (Mikeska) Loskot, Sr. He married Lavina Kenney on July 12, 1958 at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hillsboro, IL. Mr. Loskot was a graduate of Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, IL. He was the owner/operator of Loskot's Motor and Towing Service.
Survivors include his wife, Lavina Loskot, of Irving, IL; six children, Melinda Mathenia(friend Rod Graham), Taylor Springs, IL; Mary Sowarsh, Waggoner, IL; Jerry Loskot, Irving, IL; Susan (husband Scott) Sloan, Fruitland, UT; Harry James (wife Rose) Loskot, Irving, IL; Gary (wife Sherry) Loskot, Irving, IL; ten grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Lillie Kenney, Hillsboro, IL; and two nephews, Bobby and Anton Loskot.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Loskot.
Memorials may be sent to Shriner's Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri.
Shirley LaMont Randle - 837/16/1930 - 5/19/2014
Shirley LaMont Randle, 83, of Irving, IL passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014, at 9:39 p.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital, Hillsboro, IL. Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL. Masonic service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be on Friday, May 23, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL.
Mr. Randle was born on July 16, 1930, to the late Louie R. and Margaret Mae (Hicks) Randle. He married Joyce Elaine Redman on July 21, 1950, at the Presbyterian Parsonage, Hillsboro, IL. During his lifetime, Mr. Randle lived in Walshville, IL; Centralia, IL; Tuscon, AZ and Irving, IL. Mr. Randle was owner/operator of Montgomery County Vault Company with his brother, a welder at Allis-Chalmers and Fiat-Allis in Springfield, operator of Marathon Station in Irving, IL and a heating and air conditioning technician with L&W Heating, Air Conditioning and Appliances in Hillsboro, IL during his lifetime. He was a member of Irving Masonic Lodge #155, Midstate Tractor Collectors Club, Irving Area Historic Museum Board, CRC of Irving Board, Massey Collectors of Illinois and Litchfield Senior Citizens.
Survivors include his wife, Elaine Randle, of Irving, IL; five children, Stephen L. (wife Peggy) Randle, Springfield, IL; James L Randle, Decatur, IL; Christine (husband Ed) Huber, Hillsboro, IL; David G. (wife Gail) Randle, Sorento, IL; Richard P. (wife Margaret) Randle, Makanda, IL; eight grandchildren, Shelly Goodwin, Leah Gibbs, Jesse Cerentano, Joshua Randle, Whitney McSperritt, Brett Huber, Caleb Randle, Jack Randle; 4 step-grandchildren, Michael Long, Christy Long, David Mosley, Dalton King; four great grandchildren, Cole Goodwin, Allie Goodwin, Zack Gibbs, Willow McSperritt; two step-great grandchildren Mary Kate Long and Quentin Black; two brothers, Donald R. Randle and Charles L. Randle, both of Litchfield, IL and one sister, Bernice Akeman of Hillsboro, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one grandson, Justin Randle; two brothers and six sisters.
Memorials may be sent to Irving Area Historical Museum and Alzheimer's Association of Greater Illinois.
Wyatt Kenneth Burris (infant) - 05/19/2014 - 5/19/2014
Wyatt Kenneth Burris (infant) came to the clearing at the end of life's path on May 19, 2014 at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield IL. He was the son of Kenn and Tara (Keegan) Burris of Hillsboro IL.
Wyatt's family includes his parents, maternal grandparents, Jim and Shelley Keegan, Baltic, CT, great grandmother, Shirley Morell, Montville, CT; paternal grandparents, Jim and Becky Burris, Irving, IL; brother, Dylan Burris-Dixon; uncle, Zackary Keegan, Baltic, CT; aunt/uncle, Rod and Amy Stewart, Hillsboro, IL; cousin, Ariana Olmstead, Hillsboro IL.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL, is in charge of arrangements.