Margie E. Brewer - 72

8/26/1939 - 3/26/2012
Coffeen, IL

Margie Eileen Brewer, 72, of Coffeen, IL, passed away on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 11:52 a.m. at her residence.  Funeral services will be held on Thurs., March 29, 2012 from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen, IL with visitation one hour prior to the service.  Rev. John Walsh, Pastor United Methodist Church of Coffeen, IL will officiate with burial at Olive Hill Cemetery in Coffeen, IL.

Margie was born on August 5, 1939 in Montgomery Co., IL to Rev. Luther E. & Laura Belle (Chumley) White.  She lived her entire life in Coffeen where she was a graduate of Coffeen High School.  She married James Dean Brewer on September 20, 1958 in Montgomery Co., IL.  He preceded her in death August 15, 1997.  She was a member of East Fork Baptist Church in Coffeen, IL where she played the piano for over 20 years.  She was a homemaker who loved to garden, play the piano, sing and attend church.

Survivors include her mother, Laura Belle White of Coffeen, IL; 1 son, David Brewer of Coffeen, IL; 4 Daughters, Susan LaRussa of Coffeen, IL, Mary (husband Brad) Nave of Coffeen, IL, Marsha (husband Steve) Voyles of Coffeen, IL, Sarah (husband Tom) Cline of Sullivan, MO; 11 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 2 sisters, Sharon (husband Jim) Ricke,  Theresa (husband Louis) Lang and 2 brothers, Tom (wife Jerry) White, and Dan White, all of Coffeen, IL; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded by her father, Rev. Luther White and one granddaughter, Tara Nave.

Memorials may be given to Olive Hill Cemetery, Coffeen, IL.

Howard Keepper - 93

7/28/1918 - 3/20/2012
Butler, IL

Howard W. Keepper, 93 of Butler, IL passed away on Tues., March 20, 2012 @ 3:45 a.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL with Rev. Ralph Ward of Hillsboro officiating.  Burial will be in Morrisonville Cemetery, Morrisonville, IL with military rites at graveside.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

He was born on July 28, 1918 in Butler, IL to the late Edgar & Bessie (Haywood) Keepper.  He had lived in Butler all of his life
working as a farmer and was a 1937 Hillsboro High School graduate.  Mr. Keepper was a member of Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge in Hillsboro and Montgomery County Farm Bureau.  He had honor of going on the Honor Flight.  He also served 48 years on the Butler Grove Township Board.  He served in the Army as an Airplane Crew Chief during WWII. 

He married Ruth La Verne Short on September 4, 1948 in Litchfield, IL and she preceded Sept. 27, 1968.  He then married Mary Eloise (Forsting) Burris on April 25, 1970 in Hillsboro, IL.  She also preceded him in death on April 18, 1992.
Survivors include: 1 Daughter, Kay (husband Michael “Mick”) Neely of Hillsboro, IL; 2 sons, Lynn (wife Paula) Keepper of Hillsboro, IL and Kent Keepper of Alexandria, VA; 1 step-son, Glenn E. Burris of Litchfield, IL; 2 grandchildren, Bryan Keepper of Hillsboro, IL and Andrea (husband Chuck) Durbin of Hillsboro, IL; 2 great grandchildren, Skylar Durbin and Conner Durbin both of Hillsboro; 1 brother, Melvin (wife Jean) Keepper of Decatur, IL. 

Others that preceded him in death are 1 sister, Mildred Tucker, and 4 brothers, Kenneth Keepper, Lester Keepper, Wendell Keepper, and Delbert Keepper.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to United Methodist Church Preschool Playground Fund.

David Lee "Crockett" White - 70

3/6/1942 - 3/15/2012
Coffeen, IL

David Lee White, 70, of Coffeen, IL passed away on Thurs., March 15, 2012 @ 3:12 a.m. at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab in Taylor Springs, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Mon., March 19, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Coffeen, IL with Rev.Mike Bates, Pastor of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and Pastor Tom Shirley of Hillsboro, IL officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Moriah Cemetery in Coffeen.  Visitation will be on Sun., March 18, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home in Coffeen, IL.

Mr. White was born on March 6, 1942 at Coffeen, IL to the late Wilbur W. & Mima Jane (Lyerla) White. His step-dad was  Jake Holloway.  He lived in Coffeen and Hillsboro areas all his life.  He was a heavy equipment operator. He also owned several businesses including the White House Lounge in Taylor Springs, IL and D W Construction.  He was a member of the  Hillsboro Country Club and Local 520 Operating Engineers. He enjoyed the outdoors, golfing, hunting, fishing and his cabin on Coffeen Lake.  He married Carolyn Sue Billo in Hillsboro, IL in 1962.   She preceded October 5, 1981.

Other survivors include 3 children, Pearl Mary Billo (partner Becky Moler) of Hillsboro, IL, Tony W. White of Taylor Springs, IL and James Michael (wife Sarah) White of Hillsboro, IL; daughter-in-law, Toni Jo White of Taylor Springs; 4 grandchildren, Stephanie S. White (fiance Robby Noyes) of Hillsboro, IL, Ty Michael White of Taylor Springs, IL; Alex J. White of Hillsboro, IL, and William (wife Tricia) Applegate of Hillsboro, IL; 3 great grandchildren, Wyatt Noyes, Eric S. Applegate and Mykenzie Loskot all of Hillsboro; 2 brothers, Charles "Buck" (wife Cindy) White of Coffeen, IL and Jimmie Dean White of Taylor Springs, IL; and one aunt, Ethel Stewart of Mulberry Grove, IL.  Along with his parents, he was preceded by his step-dad and one brother and sister, Russell Marvin White and Joy Ann White, both in infancy.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Montgomery County Cancer Association or Mt. Moriah Baptist Church.

Richard "Dickie Bird" Huber - 73

11/21/1938 - 3/15/2012
Taylor Springs, IL

Richard Lee "Dickie Bird" Huber, 73, of Taylor Springs, IL passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 5:28 p.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro, IL.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Kerschaw-Harmer V.F.W. Post #1306 in Taylor Springs, IL.  Friends may gather from 4:00 p.m. into the evening for the Celebration of Life. Inurnment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date.

Mr. Huber was born on November 21, 1938 at Coffeen, IL, to the late Lester "Dick" & Marie (Chumley) Huber.  He had served in the Army from 1957 to 1960 in Germany. He had worked for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, then for CIPS/Ameren, as a repairman, from 1964 to 1998, retiring with over 30 years of service. He was a member of Hillsboro Jaycees, Hillsboro Moose Lodge #1377 & Local 148 Operating Engineers.  He loved to read, listen to Blues music and spending time with his grandchildren.  He married Jeanne Hicks on August 26, 1961 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, IL. She survives in Taylor Springs, IL.

Mr. Huber is also survived by: two sons; Todd (wife Lori) Huber of Hillsboro, IL & Toby Huber of Taylor Springs, IL; two grandchildren; Maggie Huber & Dane Huber, both of Hillsboro, IL; and one sister; Barbara Fuller of Hillsboro, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorials may be given to Hillsboro Area Hospital, Hillsboro Public Library or Hillsboro Sports Assoc. 

Irene Campbell - 82

10/11/1929 - 3/14/2012
Hillsboro, IL

Inez “Irene” Campbell, 82, of Hillsboro, IL passed away on Wed., March 14, 2012 at 3:10 a.m. at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab in Taylor Springs, IL.  Visitation will be on Fri., March 16, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL.  Funeral Services will be held on Sat., March 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, IL with Rev. Joy Caschetta, Pastor of United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, IL & Rev. Tom Compton of Assumption, IL officiating.  Burial will be in Clear Springs Cemetery in Hillsboro.

Mrs. Campell was born on October 11, 1929 at Kenosha, Wisconsin to the late Ralph & Lucille (Kessler) Smith.  She  married John William Campbell, Jr. on December 24, 1947 in Irving, IL and he preceded July 27, 1997.  She had been a store clerk at Sav-Mor, Kroger, and Gregg’s Ace Hardware and lived in the Hillsboro area most of her life.  Irene was a member of the United Methodist Church in Hillsboro, IL and previously a member of First Christian Church of Hillsboro.

Other survivors include 2 children, Katherine Irene Campbell of Norwell, MA and Jerald W. (wife Diane) Campbell of O’Fallon, IL; five grandchildren Mayhew C. Seavey, Kate Seavey (husband Pavel Filippov), John W. (wife Chor) Campbell,
Allison (husband David) Ziemann, & Meredith Campbell; one great grandchild Anna Ziemann; and one sister Alice (Donald) Wittrock of Union Grove, Wisconsin.  She was preceded by three brothers,  James, Ralph Jr., and Richard Smith and one sister, Betty Havron.

Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.

Roberta Jane Niehaus - 83

4/26/1928 - 3/5/2012
Hillsboro, IL

Roberta Jane Niehaus, 83, formerly of Butler, died at 2:00 pm on March 5, 2012, at the Hillsboro Rehabilitation and Health Care Facility.

A celebration of her life will be held at the Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro on Thursday, March 8, 2012, at 10:30 am with viewing beginning at 9:30. The Very Rev. James L. Neuman, V.F., Pastor of St. Agnes Catholic Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Ware’s Grove Cemetery in Butler, IL.

Mrs. Niehaus was born in Pana, April 26, 1928, the daughter of Christian and LaRue Hugener of Nokomis. She married Carl Niehaus, Sept. 14, 1947, who preceded her in death in 1993. She was a farm wife, and an assistant to Carl’s tax service, as well as a baker and quilt maker. Mrs. Niehaus is survived by both sons, Ron of Sadorus, IL, and Martin (wife Patty Rikli) of Hillsboro, IL, four grandchildren – Doug (wife Susan) Niehaus of Sydney, Karla (and husband Pasquale) Italiano of Smyrna, GA, Jennifer (and husband Ralph) Wynn of Apopka, FL, and Robin (and husband Peter) Kim of Indianapolis, IN, and 8 great-grandchildren.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters and a brother.

Memorials in Mrs. Niehaus’s name may be directed to the Carl and Roberta Niehaus FFA Scholarship c/o CNB Bank and Trust of Hillsboro, or the American Alzheimer’s Association.

Maureen Grace Hyatt - 65

7/16/1946 - 3/4/2012
Hillsboro, IL

Maureen Grace Hyatt, 65, of Hillsboro, IL passed away Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Hillsboro Area Hospital in Hillsboro, IL.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, IL with The Very Rev. James L. Neuman, V.F., Pastor of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, IL officiating. There will be no visitation and burial will be in St. Agnes Cemetery in Hillsboro, IL.

Ms. Hyatt was born on July 16, 1946 in Syracuse, NY to the late Paul & Nancy (Roberton) Bollman. She had lived in California, Litchfield and Hillsboro, IL during her life time and graduated in 1964 from Hillsboro High school.  She was self-employed by cleaning many homes in the area and had also worked at the Journal-News in Hillsboro for a number of years.  Ms. Hyatt was  also a memeber of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro, IL

Survivors include 3 siblings, Jeanne (husband Richard) Cleaver of Farmer City, IL, James Bollman of Baton Rouge, LA, and  Nancy Bollman of  Bloomington, IL; Special Friends, Charles & Kay Gray and Larry & Barb Hewitt.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family in care of Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home to defray cost.

Michael Steven Baty - 58

6/30/1953 - 3/3/2012
Gillespie, IL

Michael Steven Baty, age 58, passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2012, at 8:07 a.m. at his residence in Gillespie, IL Cremation rites were accorded and no services are planned at this time.

Mr. Baty was born on June 30, 1953 at Alton, IL, the son of the late Alvin & Dorris (Walter) Baty. He is survived by sons, Steven Baty, Gillespie, IL and Scott Card, Staunton, IL. Also surviving are a sister, Debbie Tanner, of Dow, IL and a brother, David Baty of Indiana.

Michael was a truck driver and had lived in Alton and Gillespie. He was a graduate of Alton Senior High School.

Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Corrine Munizza - 96

3/12/1915 - 2/27/2012
Taylor Springs, IL

Corrine Munizza, 96, of Taylor Springs, IL, passed away on Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. at Montgomery Nursing & Rehab in Taylor Springs, IL.  A memorial service will be held at a later date. 

Ms. Munizza was born on March 12, 1915 in Buffalo, NY to the late Louis & Amelia (Formica) Munizza.  She was the fifth child of seven and was raised in the Chicago, IL area.  She had worked for Fayco in her early years and came to the Montgomery Nursing & Rehab Center in 2002.   Ms. Munizza loved to socialize with everyone.

Memorials may be given to the donor's choice.

Chelcie Maelynn Treadway - 18

5/13/1993 - 2/24/2012
Irving, IL

Chelcie Maelynn Treadway, 18, of Irving, IL, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2012 @ 3:37 p.m. at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, MO. 

A memorial service will be held on Wed., March 7, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro, IL with Father Daniel Willenborg, Pastor of St. Louis Catholic Church of Nokomis, IL officiating.  Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 7 from 6:00 until the time of service. 

Chelcie was born on May 13, 1993 at Springfield, IL to Roy and Virginia Treadway.  She lived in Hillsboro and Irving all of her life.  Along with her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Jenna Swan and Regan Treadway; special friend, Daniel Mullen; and several aunts and uncles.

Memorials may be given to Cystic Fibrosis or The Family.

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