Doris A. Edwards - 885/24/1923 - 2/14/2012
Doris Arline Edwards, 88, of Navarre, Florida passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at her residence. A Graveside service will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Cress Hill Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL. Rev. James Howie will officiate.
Mrs. Edwards was born on May 24, 1923 at Hillsboro, IL to the late Cloid A. & Myrtle (Bewley) Jones. She married Mervin E. Edwards on May 31, 1941 in Warrenton, MO. He preceded her in death on July 17, 1989. She had lived in Hillsboro, IL before moving to Navarre, FL in 1993 where she lived next door to her daughter & son-in-law. She had worked as a legal secretary.
Mrs. Edwards is survived by her daughter & son-in-law, Judy and George Herriman of Navarre, FL and her brother, Marvin Jones of St. Petersburg, FL. She was preceded by her parents and one brother, Oliver Jones.
Curt William Adams - 335/19/1978 - 2/6/2012
Curt William Adams, 33, of Hillsboro, IL, passed away on Mon., Feb. 6, 2012at 1:10 a.m. at Taylor Springs, IL. Visitaion will be held on Friday, February. 10, 2012 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home with Rev. Myron Kirk, Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Fillmore, officiating. The eulogist will be Jeff “Biff” Benton and burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro.
He was born on May 19, 1978 in Hillsboro to David & Sally (Swain) Adams who survive in Hillsboro. He was a 1996 Hillsboro High School Graduate and received a BA in Aviation Management at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He had worked as a correction officer at Graham Correctional Center in Hillsboro. He had lived at Fillmore and Hillsboro and been a member of a commercial pilot organization and the A.F.S.C.M.E Local #2856. He had married Jamie Englehart and later divorced.
Survivors include his parents; 2 daughters, Mackenzie Lorene Adams & Alissa Ray Adams of Nokomis; 1 brother, Craig Adams of Hillsboro; maternal grandparents, Carl & Lila Swain of Hillsboro; 2 nieces, Sarah Adams & Daisy Adams; and 1 nephew, Josh Adams. He was preceded by paternal grandparents George & Lorene Adams.
Memorials may be given to College Fund for Mackenzie and Alissa or Nokomis Sports Association.
Earl S. Benny - 957/31/1916 - 2/4/2012
Earl S. Benny, 95, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Saturday, February 4, 2012 @ 5:07 a.m. at Shelbyville Manor in Shelbyville, IL. Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro with The Very Rev. James L. Neuman, V.F., Pastor of St. Agnes Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Hillsboro. Military Rites will be held at graveside by V.F.W. Post #1306 of Taylor Springs, IL and The American Legion Post #425 of Irving, IL.
Mr. Benny was born on July 31, 1916 in Hillsboro, IL to the late Edward & Mary (Warren) Benny. He was a graduate of Coffeen High School in Coffeen, IL. He married Ruth E. Black on June 1, 1940 in St. Louis, MO. She preceded him in death on April 2, 2004. Mr. Benny had worked as a Chemist at ASARCO in Taylor Springs, IL.
Mr. Benny spent his entire lifetime in the Hillsboro area. He was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hillsboro, IL; V.F.W. Post #1306, Taylor Springs, IL & Knights of Columbus, Hillsboro, IL. He had also been an election judge in Montgomery County and loved to garden.
Survivors include one daughter, Connie (husband Glenn) Wooters of Findlay, IL; one son, Michael Benny of New Baden, IL; six grandchildren & nine great grandchildren. Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded by one brother, Stanley E. Benny.
Memorials may be given to St. Agnes Catholic Church, Hillsboro, IL
Ruth Ondrey - 937/18/1918 - 1/31/2012
Ruth B. Ondrey, 93, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 @ 1:12 a.m. at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab in Taylor Springs, IL. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro with The Very Rev. James L. Neuman, V.F., Pastor of St. Agnes Catholic Church officiating and burial in St. Agnes Cemetery in Hillsboro. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 2, 2012 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL.
Mrs. Ondrey was born on July 18, 1918 in Irving, IL to the late Ora & Mollie (Baurle) Getz. She was a Hillsboro High School graduate and then married Jacob Ondrey on March 31, 1940 in Hillsboro. He preceded her in death on February 2, 1971. She had worked at the dress factory in Litchfield and then Hillsboro Glass Factory where she retired in 1985.
Mrs. Ondrey spent her entire lifetime in the Hillsboro area. She was a member of the Council of Catholic Women, St. Agnes Catholic Church, and V.F.W. Auxiliary. She had also been an election judge in Montgomery Co. and loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Other survivors include 5 children, Larry (wife Helen) Ondrey of Litchfield, IL, Lonnie Ondrey of Morrisonville, IL, Ruthann (husband Jim) Wilson of Taylorville, IL, Janice (husband Ed)Eskra of Lincoln, IL and Becky (husband John) Laurent of Hillsboro, IL; 19 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded by three brothers and two sisters.
Memorials can be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or the donor's choice.
Jackie Rex Chumley - 797/30/1932 - 1/20/2012
Jack R. Chumley, 79, of Coffeen, IL passed away on Friday, January 20, 2012 in St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL. Visitation will be on Monday, January 23, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen, IL. Masonic Rites, by Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge #51, Hillsboro, IL, will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with Rev. John Huxtable officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Coffeen, with Military Rites, by V.F.W. Post #1306, Taylor Springs, IL, at graveside.
Jack was born on July 30, 1932 in Coffeen, IL, to Floyd Leo & Evelyn Mae (Thacker) Chumley. He attended school in Fillmore & Mulberry Grove area. He served in the Army during the Korean conflict where he was stationed in Germany. Upon arrival home from the service he work as an International Hod Carrier & a Construction Laborer and became the Business Manager Laborer's Local #1084 where he served in that position for 26 years, until his retirement. He was blessed with early retirement, at age 55, when he devoted the remainder of his life to his love of hunting, his pointer bird dogs and July Coyote Hounds. His love of the hounds lead him and his wife to move to Missouri after retirement, but with his grandchildren in Illinois, he felt the need to move back. He, with the help of his children, built a house that sets on the ground he hunted as a youngster. Although he traveled the entire United States and Canada to hunt, he always considered the Montgomery and Bond counties the best place in the world to hunt and live. His creed was to own the best coyote hounds, the adept pointer bird dogs, a case knife and a Browning shot gun. He was a member of Laborers Local #1084: Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge #51, Hillsboro, IL; Illinois Federation of Hunting Dogs; Shoal Creek Fox Hunters Assoc.; the July national Fox Hunters Assoc.; Quails Unlimited & Quail Country Hunts.
Jack married Margaret Ann Goodwin on April 22, 1953 in Hillsboro, IL. She survives along with sons Mike Chumley of Coffeen, IL and Marty (wife Paula) Chumley of Mulberry Grove, IL and daughter Lora (husband Kelly) Neisler of Mulberry Grove, IL. Also surviving are treasured grandsons Chase Ryan Wilhelm of Evanston, IL and Dakota Martin Chumley of Mulberry Grove, IL. He joins in heaven his parents, beloved brother Jim R. Chumley and his angel daughter Theresa R. Chumley.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family.
Joan Obptande - 813/2/1930 - 1/19/2012
Joan Obptande, 81, of Hillsboro, IL, passed away on Thursday, January 19, 2012 @ 9:15 p.m. at Hillsboro Health Care in Hillsboro. A private graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL with Al Schumacher of Vandalia, IL officiating.
Mrs. Obptande was born on March 2, 1930 in Anna, IL to the late Glee & Olive (Gertman) Lewis. She married Joseph “Bill” Obptande on January 27, 1948 in Jonesboro, AR. He preceded her in death on March 2, 2006. She was a housewife and loved to listen to blue grass music. She lived most of her life in Hillsboro.
Other survivors are a daughter, Joyce (husband Tom) Compagni of Hillsboro, IL; son-in-law, Joe Utley of Mattoon, IL; 5 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren; 4 sisters, Betty Elks of Taylor Springs, IL, Mary (husband Huber) Morgan of Ware, IL, Hazel Jefferson and Peggy (husband Ed) Sinclair both of Petersburg, IL. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded by one daughter, Shirley Utley in 1993, 3 sisters, and 1 brother.
Memorials may be given to the Donor’s Choice.
Mary Ann Borror - 952/9/1916 - 1/18/2012
Mary Ann Borror, 95, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Wed., January 18, 2012 @ 12:05 a.m. at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab in Taylor Springs, IL. Funeral services will be held on Sat., January 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL with visitaion from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Mark Noyes of Hillsboro will officiate with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro.
Mrs. Borror was born on February 9, 1916 in Hillsboro to the late George A. & Alice (Crawford) Dawson. She was a 1935 graduate of Hillsboro High School and lived in Hillsboro her entire life. She worked at the Montgomery County Treasurers office and was appointed County Treasure from 1951 - 1952. She also worked at Montgomery Co. National Bank where she retired in 1978. She worked part time at Security National Bank of Witt after her retirement. She also volunteered at Hillsboro Area Hospital and worked part time at Heselov Boutique. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro where she taught Sunday School, Hillsboro Business & Professional Women’s Club, and Hillsboro County Club. She loved to play golf.
She married Burch O. Borror on May 7, 1939 in Hillsboro. He preceded April 5, 1985. Other survivors are brother-in-law John Haarstick of Hillsboro, nephew, Bob Mazzier of Decatur and niece, Jane Trimble of Williamsburg, VA. Also surviving is a special friend, Jane Rappe. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded by two sisters, Margaret Jane Haartsick & Elsie Mazzier.
Memorials may be given to First Presbyterian Church or Oak Grove Cemetery.
Kenneth L. Knetzer, Sr. - 593/22/1952 - 1/17/2012
Kenneth Lee Knetzer, Sr., 59, of Hillsboro, IL, passed away on Tues., January 17, 2012 @ 6:50 p.m. at his residence.
Visitation will be on Friday, January 20 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL. Funeral service will be held Sat., Jan. 21 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Randy Sands officiating and burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Knetzer was born on March 22, 1952 at Litchfield, IL to Joseph & Melvina (Robinson) Knetzer who survive in Gillespie. He was a 1970 Graduate of Bunker Hill High School. He had lived in Bunker Hill, IL, Arizona and Hillsboro, IL. He had worked in child care, as a truck driver and the Hillsboro Glass Factory. He was a member of IL Prairie Land, Walk to Emmaus, and Hillsboro Free Methodist Church. He loved being a grandpa and the St. Louis Rams. He never met a stranger and would be called "Mr. Fix It".
He married Denise Billington on April 5, 1991 at United Methodist Church in Hillsboro and she survives. Other survivors include 5 children: Shawn W. (wife Patricia) Knetzer of Springfield, IL, Kenneth L. (wife Michelle) Knetzer, Jr. and Scott J. Knetzer both of Hillsboro, IL; Rusty (wife Mary)Wagner of Arnold, MO, and Leslie D. Maritn of Witt, IL; 17 grandchildren; sisters: Linda L. (husband Dennis) Kahl of Bunker Hill and Tina A. Knetzer of Virden, IL; twin brother, William J. (wife Agnes) Knetzer of Gillespie, IL. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was prceded by a sister Joann Knetzer.
Memorials may be given to Montgomery County Cancer Association or Hillsboro Free Methodist Church.
John F. Kaiser, Jr. - 737/1/1938 - 1/11/2012
John F. Kaiser, Jr., 73, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Wed., January 11, 2012 at 11:45 p.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro, IL. A funeral service will be held on Mon., January 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL with Rev. James Howie officiating. Burial in Wares Grove Cemetery in Butler. Visitaion will be from 12:00 noon until the time of service.
Mr. Kaiser was born on July 1, 1938 in Hillsboro to the late John Francis & Bernice Amelia (Long) Kaiser, Jr. He lived in Hillsboro and Butler area his entire life and graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1958. He spent his entire life on the family farm north of Hillsboro farming with his father as long as health permitted. John was also a member of the Montgomery County Farm Bureau. He is survived by his Aunt Mildred L. Prose who has been his caretaker since his parents passed away in 1992.
Memorials may be given to Butler Union Church.
Lorine J "Babe" Lentz - 861/19/1925 - 1/10/2012
Lorine J "Babe" Lentz, age 86, died on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at National Health Care, St. Charles, MO. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL with Pastor James Bailie, pastor of Schram City Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro, IL. Visitation will be on Thursday, January 12, from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Lentz was born on January 19, 1925 at Hillsboro, IL, a daughter of the late Charles A and Gertie I (Beers) McLean. She married Clifford O Lentz on September 14, 1946 at Hillsboro. He preceded in death on January 12, 1992. Survivors include one brother, Bill (wife Janice) McLean, Hillsboro and several nieces and nephews. Preceding in death were one brother, Rev. Charles R McLean and two sisters, Lucille Craig and Loretta "Pauline" Pierce.
Lorine was employed as a garment worker at dress factories in Hillsboro and Litchfield for 41 years. She retired in 1987. She was a member of United Garment Workers Union, Local 394 and Schram City Baptist Church.
Memorials are suggested to Schram City Baptist Church or the American Cancer Association.