Robert E. Boston - 84

5/18/1930 - 9/5/2014
Hillsboro, IL

Robert E. Boston, 84, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014, at 4:40 p.m. at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Taylor Springs, IL.  Visitation will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL.  A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, September 8, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL.  Mark Noyes will be officiating.

Mr. Boston was born on May 18, 1930, in Morrisonville, IL, to the late Raymond "Buck" Boston and Isabel (Steffen) Boston Oberle.  He married Bonnie Darlene Vogel on June 4, 1954, in Hillsboro, IL.  She survives in Hillsboro, IL.  Mr. Boston was a 1948 graduate of Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, IL.  He worked as a carpenter and contractor and a short time at Caterpillar Production Plant.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Boston, of Hillsboro, IL; one son, Steven Robert (wife Teresa Chappelear) Boston, Greenville, IL; two daughters, Barbara Jo Boston (husband Jeff Long), Boulder Junction, WI and Christina Marie Boston (companion Scott Sawyer), Hillsboro, IL; seven grandchildren, Kevin James Boston; Nathan Robert Boston; Megan Christina Gad; Carli Jo Boston-Denton; Natalie Clair Boston-Denton; Haley Elizabeth Sawyer; Hannah Marie Sawyer; three brothers, Joe (wife Susie) Boston, Hillsboro, IL; Charles (wife Bonita) Boston, Peoria, IL; Albert (wife Brenda) Oberle, Hillsboro, IL and two sisters, Jean (husband Carl) Coleman, Edwardsville, IL and Mary Chesser, Litchfield, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Raymond "Dude" Boston, Jr.

Memorials may be given to the Hillsboro Sports Association.

Wilbert Kalervo Juntunen - 94

2/29/1920 - 8/29/2014
Hillsboro, IL

Wilbert Kalvero Juntunen,"Will", a resident of Castle Rock, CO, passed away on August 29, 2014. Visitation will be at Olinger's Mortuary from 5 – 7 pm on September 2, 2014, funeral service at Faith Lutheran Church at 2 pm on September 3, 2014, and private graveside service at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL.

Will was born on February 16, 1920 in Calumet, MI. He graduated in 1938 from Calumet High School and went on to serve in the National Guard and the U.S. Army throughout WWII in the European theater. Will married Mary Smith on January 11, 1943. They were blessed with five children, four of which survive today. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather and husband to his late wife, Mary, for almost fifty years.

Will is survived by his four children; Ken and wife Jeanette of Pleasanton, CA, Barbara and husband Harry of Windsor, CO, Susan of Farmington, NM, and Karen of Castle Rock, CO. Will is also survived by his sister, Ruth, of St. Petersburg, FL.
Also remembering their Grandfather are nine grandchildren, Cindy, Vicky, Debbie, Dan, Rob, Shelli, Jennifer, Brett and Cody. Great-grandchildren include Donny, Justin, Jeremie, Anthony, Savanna, Jena, Dylan, Spencer, Cade and Abby, and Great-great-grandchildren, Madison, Audrey and Justin Jr. Preceding Will in death are his wife Mary, daughter Linda, son-in-law Rick, great-great-grandson Brandon, and 12 brothers and sisters, Charles, Edward, Aileen, Walfred, Helvie, Elsie, John, Sylvia, Martha, Gladys, Carl, and Florence.

Vernon F. Marti - 82

9/21/1931 - 8/24/2014
Hillsboro

Vernon F. Marti, 82, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 12:05 a.m. at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab in Taylor Springs, IL.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville, IL.  Mr. Marti’s body was donated to science.

Mr. Marti was born on September 21, 1931, in Edwardsville, IL to the late Vernon Joseph and Christine (Vogel) Marti.  He married Nancy Wieduwilt on January 23, 1960 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Edwardsville, IL.  She survives in Hillsboro, IL.  He earned an Associate Degree in Science from Ancilla Domini in Donaldson, IN.  He was a Purchasing Agent in Manufacturing in Granite City, IL, then transferred to Little Rock, AR for 30 years.  He also worked at Dillard's Clothing Store and was a volunteer coordinator for PHJC.  He was a member of the United States Army serving at Beale Air Force Base in California.  During his lifetime he lived in Edwardsville, IL; Little Rock, AR; Knox, IN; Divernon, IL; Donnellson, IL and Hillsboro, IL.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he is a 3rd Degree.  Mr. Marti loved trains, baking, reading and playing cards.  He had traveled extensively.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Marti leaves behind five children, Joseph Marti (companion Pat), of Alhambra, IL; Joann Marti, of Edwardsville, IL; Monica (husband Gary) Knight, of Waverly, IL; Teresa Marti, of Springfield, IL and Thomas (wife Kara) Marti of Highland, IL; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The family requests no flowers.  Memorials may be given to Montgomery Nursing & Rehab Center, Taylor Springs, IL or the Food Pantry, Hillsboro, IL.

Mary E. Helfer - 96

10/2/1917 - 8/10/2014
Nokomis, IL

Mary E. Helfer, 96, of Nokomis, IL passed away on Sunday, August 10, 2014, at 1:45 a.m. at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Her body was donated to science.

Mrs. Helfer was born on October 2, 1917, in Rountree Township, IL to the late Joseph W. and Elizabeth (McPeak) Weller.  She married Roy Bates on February 14, 1936 in Vandalia, IL, then later married Walter "Cotton" Helfer in 1976 in Chicago, IL.  She earned a 12th grade education and attended nursing school in Springfield, IL.  She worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Hillsboro Hospital.  She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Litchfield, IL.

She is survived by one daughter, Mary Arlis Bates of Nokomis, IL. 

She was preceded by her parents; husband, Walter "Cotton" Helfer and brother, Rexford Weller.

E. Marguerite Pachesa - 92

1/18/1922 - 7/30/2014
Taylor Springs, IL

E. Marguerite Pachesa, 92, of Taylor Springs, IL passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at 8:07 a.m. at Montgomery Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Taylor Springs, IL.  Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL.  Rev. Karl Wellnitz, Pastor of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, IL will officiate.

Mrs. Pachesa was born on January 18, 1922, in Hillsboro, IL to the late Carl and Frieda (Osterkamp) Govaia.  She married Al Pachesa on November 22, 1941, in Farmington, MO.  He preceded her on January 25, 2002.  Mrs. Pachesa was a 1939 graduate of Hillsboro High School.  She worked as a clerk at Sears & Roebuck in Hillsboro, IL.  She was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Hillsboro, IL; Church Women's League and bowled for 50 years in the Hillsboro Bowling League.

Survivors include one daughter, Sue (husband Larry) Lessman, Hillsboro, IL; one son, Bob (wife Julie) Pachesa, Hillsboro, IL; four grandchildren,  Beth (husband Paul) Grider, Hillsboro, IL; Jason (wife Laura) Lessman, Hillsboro, IL; Matt (wife Michelle) Pachesa, Hillsboro, IL; Broc Pachesa (Fiance Jami),; five greatgrandchildren, Zach Eickhoff; Destiny Stuttle; Alexis Lessman; Keaton and Hayden Pachesa; one great-greatgrandchild, Brenden Eickhoff.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Al; grandson Robert "Neil" Pachesa; three sisters, Thelma Wiliams, Lois Fulton and Mary Reck; and one brother, Joel Govaia.

Memorials may be given to Our Savior's Lutheran Church, LWML, Hillsboro, IL

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.

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