Sarah Jean (Welge) Ernst - 78

1/5/1936 - 5/30/2014
Hillsboro IL

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. - 35

4/28/1979 - 5/30/2014
Hillsboro, IL

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 - 96

11/2/1917 - 5/28/2014
Hillsboro, IL

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 - 42

3/13/1972 - 5/23/2014
Benld, IL

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. - 77

8/16/1936 - 5/19/2014
Hillsboro, IL

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 - 83

7/16/1930 - 5/19/2014
Irving

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) - 0

5/19/2014 - 5/19/2014
Hillsboro IL

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.

Walter A. Davidson - 103

3/25/1911 - 5/9/2014
Hillsboro, IL

Walter A. Davidson, 103, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Friday, May 09, 2014 at 9:25 a.m. at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab Center in Taylor Springs, IL.  A visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the church.  Rev. Jeff Hemken, Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL, will officiate.  Burial will be in Olive Hill Cemetery in Coffeen, IL with  Military rites at graveside by V.F.W. Post #1306 and American Legion Post #425.

Mr. Davidson was born on March 25, 1911, in Atwater, IL, to the late Henry & Cora May (Evans) Davidson.  He married Hazel Davidson, they later divorced; he then married Frances Wilson on April 10, 1943 in St. Charles, MO. She preceded him in death. He then married Marie Ellen Schwab on June 9, 2001 at Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL. She also preceded him in death.  Mr. Davidson served in the Army during WWII.  He had worked as a Truck Driver, in Farming & was a Minister in United Methodist Church from 1956 until retirement. He had lived in Sangamon County, IL; Christian County, IL; Fillmore, IL; Robinson, IL; Lawrenceville, IL and many other towns with his ministry; then moved to Hillsboro, IL in 2000.

Mr. Davidson is survived by four grandchildren, David Davidson (wife, Dee); Keith Davidson, Jr. (wife, Rhonda); Pamela Albridge & Vicki Elliott (husband, Mike); twelve great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Davidson of Girard, IL.  Along with his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Keith E. Davidson, Sr.; two brothers, Merrill Davidson, Ralph Davidson and three sisters, Wilma Ragsdale, Velma Roper & Annice McCuen.

Memorials are suggested for United Methodist Village in Lawrenceville, IL or Calvary Baptist Church in Hillsboro, IL.
 

Zackari Keith Wineburner - 31

6/29/1982 - 5/8/2014
Witt, IL

Zackari Keith Wineburner, 31, of Witt, IL passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 6:58 p.m. at his residence.  A memorial service will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL.  Rev. Harry Kirk will officiate. Cremation rites were accorded.

Zackari was born on June 29, 1982, at Fort Riley, Kansas, to Keith & Lisa (Lewey) Wineburner of Witt, IL.  He worked at GSI in Assumption, IL as a Press Brake Operator. Zack loved to play guitar, ride dirt bikes and spend time with his girls.  He had lived in Witt, IL his entire life.

Along with his parents he is survived by two daughters, Harmony Wineburner & Kassidy Wineburner both of Witt, IL; one sister, Paula Wineburner of Hillsboro, IL; and one grandmother, Betty Wineburner of Irving, IL.  He was preceded in death by grandparents, David Wineburner and John & Barb Lewey.

Memorials are suggested to Donor's Choice.

Wyatt Hunter Riggs - 15

4/1/1999 - 4/29/2014
Hillsboro, IL

Wyatt Hunter Riggs, 15, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at 12:50 p.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro, IL.  A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 5, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Rev. Chuck Jones, Pastor of New Life Assembly of God Church in Coffeen, IL, will officiate.  Burial will be in Bost Hill Cemetery in Fillmore, IL.

Wyatt was born on April 1, 1999, in Litchfield, IL, to Jeff Riggs and Amanda (Hancock) Chumley.  He was in the 8th grade at Hillsboro Junior High School in Hillsboro, IL.  Wyatt was a Cubs fan, loved animals, especially horses, enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved to write stories. He was a member of New Life Assembly of God Church in Coffeen, IL.

Wyatt is survived by his father, Jeff Riggs of Coffeen, IL; his mother and step-father, John & Amanda (Hancock) Chumley of Hillsboro, IL; maternal grandparents, Dean and Susan Hancock of Fillmore, IL; paternal grandparents, Keith and Iris Riggs of Coffeen, IL; great grandma, Donna Lee Moore of Boise, ID; and several cousins, aunts and uncles.

Memorials are suggested for Make-A-Wish, Illinois Chapter; Give Kids the World Village in Florida or United Leukodystrophy Foundation.

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