Infant Maci Amanda Parshall - 0

12/28/2011 - 12/28/2011
Hillsboro, IL

Maci Amanda Parshall, infant daughter of Candice Ayres, passed away Wednesday, December 28, 2011 in St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL.  Private family services will be held.

Maci is survived by her mother, Candice Ayres; grandparents, David Ayres and Maria Ayres; siblings, Keanna, Riley, Ryan, Hayley and Alaina and great grandparents, Rich & Karen Matinez and Tom & Nancy Ayres.  


Michael Keith Ridens - 51

5/23/1960 - 12/27/2011
Coffeen, IL

Michael Keith "Mike" Ridens, age 51, of Coffeen, IL, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 9:58 a.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital, Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, with Rev. Kevin Simburger, Associate Pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, Fillmore, officiating.  Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery, Sorento. Visitation will be on Friday, one hour prior to service time.

Mike was born on May 23, 1960 at Highland, the son of the late Palmer C. Ridens and Judith (Cruthis) Chumley, who survives at Coffeen, IL. His step-father, Jim R. Chumley also preceded in death. He was married to Patricia Adcock and later divorced. Two children survive, Tiffany Ridens and Andrew Ridens along with five grandchildren. Sisters and brothers surviving include, Sue Snow, Hillsboro; Melinda Marsh, Taylor Springs; Melissa Giller, MO; Melana (husband Mike) Wright, Pawnee; Lynn Chumley, Donnellson; Sara (husband Jeremy) Shipley, Witt; Sam Chumley, Chapman; John (wife Mandy) Chumley, Schram City; Palmer Ridens, III, Marine; Gerry Ridens, VA; Jamie (husband, Brian) McCoy, Springfield, IL. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded by grandparents, Fred & Violet Cruthis, Floyd & Evelyn Chumley, and Palmer & Janelle Ridens.

Mr. Ridens had worked construction with his step-father for some years and had also worked as a mechanic at Major Motors in Hillsboro. He was a former member of Hillsboro Moose Lodge #1377 and attended the Fillmore Baptist Church.

Memorials are suggested to Victims of Crime.

Joan E. Griffin - 77

7/13/1934 - 12/25/2011
Witt, IL

Joan Eileen Griffin, age 77, of Witt, IL, died Sunday, December 25, 2011 at 7:39 a.m. at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, IL. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL, with Rev. Myron Kirk, pastor of Grace Fellowship Church, Fillmore, officiating. Inurnment will be in Irving Cemetery, Irving, IL Visitation will be on Thursday, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to service.

Mrs. Griffin was born July 13, 1934 at Evanston, IL to Vivian (DeRoque) O'Meara. She was preceded in death by her mother, and step-father, Phillip O'Meara. She had been married to Robert Lee Hellman and later divorced. She was married for 43 years to her husband, Carl Lee Griffin, Hillsboro, IL, whom she married in Evanston, IL. Survivors also include five children, Dawn (husband Walt) King, Irving, IL; Cindy (husband John) Hoover, Crossville, TN; Rob (wife Tammy) Hellman, Vandalia, IL; Richard (wife Angela) Griffin, Charleston, IL; Ronald (wife Stacey) Griffin, Springfield, MO; ten grandchildren, five great grandchildren and sister, Katherine Haase, Willmette, IL. Two grandchildren, Rachael Hoover, Josh Harrison and brother, David O'Meara have preceded in death.

Joan was a high school graduate and a member of VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Moose Lodge, both in Vandalia, IL She had worked as a sales representative for Avon and was a homemaker. She enjoyed playing bingo. She had moved to this area in 2004 from Tennessee.

Memorials are suggested to Montgomery County Cancer Association.

Mary Lou Whitten - 83

8/3/1928 - 12/18/2011
Hillsboro, IL

Mary Lou Whitten, 83, of Hillsboro, IL, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 8:02 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.  Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield, IL with Rev. Matt Ferguson, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Hillsboro officiating.  There will be no visitation.

Mrs. Whitten was born on August 3, 1928 in Litchfield, IL to the late Forrest & Edith Seale.  She was a graduate of Litchfield High School and had worked as a retail clerk in Litchfield.  During her lifetime she had lived in  Hillsboro and Litchfield, IL and Orlando, FL.   

Mrs. Whitten married Harry E. Whitten on June 3, 1949 in Hillsboro, IL.  He preceded June 2, 2010.  They have three children, Connie (husband Terry) Eskew of Hillsboro, IL, Ronnie Whitten of Litchifeld, IL and Jimmie Lee (wife Kathy) Whitten of  Floyd, VA.  Other survivors are 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and  one sister, Margie Chamberlin of Kirkwood, MO.

Memorials can be given to Montgomery County Animal Shelter in Hillsboro, IL.

Harold W. Krummel - 74

5/1/1937 - 12/14/2011
Rural Greenville, IL

Harold W. Krummel, 74, of rural Greenville, IL passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 at his residence.  Cremation rites were accorded. Burial will be in Donnellson Cemetery, Donnellson, IL at a later date.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home, Hillsboro, IL. 

Mr. Krummel was born on May 1, 1937 in Peoria, IL to the late Harold E. & Ema Helen (Smith) Krummel.  He married Carol Stewart, she preceded him in death. He is survived by companion, Shirley Sussenbach; one son, Mark (wife Tina) Krummel of Donnellson, IL; three grandchildren, Marina Krummel (& Josh Edwards), Charlotte Krummel & August Krummel; one great grandchild, Gracie Edwards. Mr. Krummel was preceded in death by two brothers, James Krummel & David Krummel.

Mr. Krummel was a graduate of Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, IL. He attended Greenville College, IL Wesleyan University, E.I.U. & U of I obtaining a BA of Science & Masters Degree.  He was a School Teacher and had taught Chemistry & Math at High School for 20 years; farmed from 1957 thru 2004; worked for the AFL-CIO as a Union Carpenter; and worked for IDOA as a Environmental Protection Engineer from 1990 thru 2003.  Mr. Krummel was a life member of the NEA, NRA & ISRA. He was also a member of the AMA, AHRMA, IL Farm Bureau, & N.F.O..  Mr. Krummel was a former Bond Co. Republican Chairman & LaGrange Township Trustee and had served on the Bond Co. Farm Bureau Board & Bond Co. Farm Service Board.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Donnellson Cemetery or the Carol Krummel Scholarship Fund at Greenville College. 

Everett D. Clanton - 88

8/30/1923 - 12/12/2011
Gillespie, formerly of Fillmore, IL

Everett Darrell Clanton, 88, of  Gillespie, IL formerly of Fillmore, IL passed away on Monday, December 12, 2011 @ 9:27 a.m. at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, IL.  Cremation rites were accorded and burial will be held at a later date at Green Hill Cemetery in VanBurensburg, IL.

Mr. Clanton was born on August 30, 1923 at Reno, IL to the late Bryan & Lena (Schmidt) Clanton.  He had been a farmer and also worked at Hillsboro Glass Factory.  During his lifetime he had lived in South Fillmore Township, Donnellson, and Gillespie, IL.  He served in the Army during World Wart II and was a purple heart recipient.

Mr. Clanton married Flora Elfriede Geuther on October 1947, and she preceded him in death on July 26, 1975.  He is survived by two brothers, Bob (wife Margaret) Clanton of Coffeen, IL and Gilbert Clanton of Hillsboro, IL and one sister-in-law Dorothy Clanton of Coffeen, IL.  Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded by three brothers, Harold, Frank, and Elvin Clanton.

Mary Elizabeth Fredenberger - 99

10/22/1912 - 12/9/2011
Donnellson, IL

Mary Elizabeth Young Fredenberger, 99, passed from life on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 8:45 p.m. at Hillsboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Hillsboro, IL.
A visitation will held on Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro with an Eastern Star service at 6:00 p.m.. Private Family Services will be held on Monday with Rev. Matt Ferguson, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Hillsboro officiating.  Interment will be at the Donnellson Cemetery in Donnellson, IL   

Mary Elizabeth Young was born on  October 22, 1912 at the family farm to William Harrison “Harry” Young & Lora “Mabel” (Woods) Young.  Mary E. was proud of her Montgomery Co. heritage dateng back to 1853.

Miss Young graduated from Eastern Illinois State Normal School (now EIU) and began teaching Grade 3-4 in Donnellson. She also taught in Decatur, IL and Saginaw, MI following her years at the Donnellson School.  She completed a 35 ½ year teaching career, retiring in June of 1974 from the East Detroit Public Schools where she taught Kindergarden and Grade 2 for 22 years.

She married Everett C. Fredenberger of Detroit, MI on October 25, 1947.  Their marriage of 50 years ended with his passing on March 22, 1998.

Mrs. Fredenber is survived by one daughter, Harriet, and son-in-law, Tom Gibson, of Hillsboro. Her extended family includes three grandchildren, Tom (wife Lisa) Gibson, Jr., O’Fallon, IL; Kim (husband Eric) Lohman, Beckemeyer, IL; James (wife Tracy) Gibson, Tucson, AZ; and 5 great grandchildren, Trey and Jack Gibson, Ciara and Cheyenne Lohman, Miranda Myers. She is also survived by cousins, Mrs. Mary Beth Wolf of Santa Fe, NM and Robert Stokes of Kent, OH.

Mrs. Fredenberger was a Past Matron of Roseville Chapter #468 Order of the Eastern Star in Roseville, MI, serving in 1964-65 and a Past Grand Adah of the Grand Chapter of Michigan, serving in 1974-75.  She was a 60 year Life Member of the Eastern Star. Upon returning to reside on the family farm in 1976, Mrs. Fredenberger was a member of the Donnellson Presbyterian Church, Montgomery County Retired Teachers' Association; and the Montgomery County Farm Bureau

Memorials are suggested to the Donnellson Cemetery Association, Greenville Regional Hospital or Hillsboro Area Hospital.

Lawrence F. Brohammer - 87

9/9/1924 - 12/3/2011
Coffeen, IL

Lawrence F. Brohammer, 87, of Coffeen, IL, passed away December 3, 2011 at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab in Taylor Springs, IL. Funeral Mass for Mr. Brohammer will be held on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, IL.  The Very Rev. Father James L. Neuman, V.F. and Rev. Father George Morelock will Co-Celebrant mass. Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Coffeen, IL with Military Rites at graveside by V.F.W. Post #1306. A visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 from  5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean  Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL. A Rosary will be said at 5:00 p.m..

Mr. Brohammer was born on September 9, 1924 in Coffeen, IL to the late Fred & Amanda (Ernst) Brohammer. He married Thelma Theresa Jorn on April 7, 1951 at St. John's Catholic Church in Coffeen, IL. .  He is survived by his wife Thelma of Hillsboro, IL;  two daughters, Mary (husband David) Logsdon of Champaign, IL and Linda (husband Steve) Schroedter of Hillsboro, IL; one son, Ben (wife Karen) Brohammer of Hillsboro, IL; nine grandchildren, Jason Logsdon, Matthew Logsdon, Ryan Logsdon, Christine Schroedter, Adam Schroedter, Alison Brohammer, Alex Brohammer, Abigail Brohammer and Audrey Brohammer; and 4 great-grandchildren, Adelyn Logsdon, Camden Williams, Ethan McLean & Gwenyth Logsdon.  He was preceded in death by one brother, George T. Brohammer.

Mr. Brohammer was a graduate of Hillsboro High School class of 1943. He was a veteran, serving in the Army infantry during WW II in the Philippines.  He had worked as a farmer and as a bus driver for the Hillsboro School District. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Coffeen, IL; St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, IL; Farm Bureau and the Coffeen Lions Club.

The family suggest memorial be given to St. John's Cemetery in Coffeen, IL or St. Agnes Catholic Cemetery, Hillsboro, IL.

George "Jack" Baron - 74

12/8/1936 - 11/23/2011
Taylor Springs, IL

George "Jack" Baron, Jr., age 74, of Taylor Springs, IL died on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 6;44 a.m. at Hillsboro Rehab and Health Care Center, Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 28, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funerl Home, Hillsboro with Rev. Ralph Ward, Hillsboro, officiating.. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro.  Visitation will be on Monday, from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m., one hour prior to service,  at the funeral home.

Jack was born on December 8, 1936 at Taylor Springs, IL to the late George and Esther (Payne) Baron, Sr. On April 23, 1957, at Hillsboro, he married Bonnie Erwin  who survives at Taylor Springs. Three children survive, Becky, husband David, Gagliardo, Tampa, FL; George, wife Sherry, Baron, III, Hillsboro, IL  and Carrie Baron, fiance, Pat Jarnagin, Hillsboro, IL. Surviving also are five grandchildren, Scott, wife Jackie) Jarnagin, Jessica, husband, Patrick, Stephan, Casey Baron, Heahter Schmidt. Theresa Priddle and two great grandchildren, Caleb Fassero and Kelsey Calvert.  One brother, Robert and one sister, Sue, also survive. One son, Jess Baron has preceded in death.

Mr. Baron was a graduate of Hillsboro High School in 1954 and worked out of Labor Local #1084. He was a member of Hillsboro Moose Lodge #1377, Labor Local #1084 and was an avid NRA member.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Montgomery County Animal Control.

Katherine Elizabeth Mauton - 89

7/17/1922 - 11/18/2011
Hillsboro, IL

Katherine Elizabeth Mauton, 89, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Friday, November 18, 2011 at 2:15 p.m. at Hillsboro Health Care Center in Hillsboro, IL. Graveside services will be held on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL.  Rev. Harry Meyer, of Christian Church, Disciples of Christ in Hillsboro, will officiate.
Mrs. Mauton was born on July 17, 1922 in Hillsboro, IL to the late Matthew and Evelyn (Mey) Hoffman. She spent her lifetime in Hillsboro and graduated with the Hillsboro High School class of 1942. She married James F. Mauton on May 19, 1945 at Vandalia, IL. He preceded her in death on May 11, 1994. They have one daughter, Nanci (husband Roy) Hertel of Hillsboro, IL and one grandson, James L. Hertel. One brother, Ernest Hoffman, preceded her in death.
Mrs. Mauton had worked at Christ Ice Cream Shop in Hillsboro and also at the Hillsboro Dress Factory. She was a great seamstress and enjoyed making cakes for special occasions.
Memorials may be given to Hillsboro Sports Association.

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