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.

Thelma Whitlock - 95

1/7/1917 - 2/15/2012
Coffeen, IL

Thelma Mae Whitlock was born January 7, 1917, two miles west of Coffeen. The 4th child of Arthur and Bertie Mae (Kimbro) Whitlock she departed for a better life Feb. 15, 2012.
She attended rural Coffeen grade schools and Coffeen High School. She has maintained close contact with her school friends throughout all the years. Thelma has always been a friend to everyone and she has numerous friends – once you are a friend of Thelma’s you are always a friend regardless of the length of time that passes, she will keep in touch.
During World War II Thelma moved to St. Louis to work for Edison Brothers Shoe Company. She started as a Summary Girl, later became an assistant and did many other jobs along the way. In 1953 the company newsletter said of her: “Undoubtedly the most conscientious member of the EBS is Thelma Whitlock, One reason we say this is because recently Thelma was asked to postpone her vacation because of a certain business conflict. She did so without a sad look or a complaint…because she knew the business needed her” She retired as a supervisor in 1982 after nearly 40 years with Edison.
Most important to Thelma were her family and her Christian life. She was devoted to her parents, brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces always looking out for their best interest. One example of her caring was taking care, with her sister Wilma, of their parents after even taking them to St. Louis to live with them. Later Thelma took equal care of Wilma for several years until Wilma died.
Converted in early youth she was a devoted follower of Jesus. She not only has deep Faith but fervently believing Faith without works if dead she is continually putting her Faith into practice. Always heavily involved with her local Free Methodist Church she taught Sunday School for 60 years and was the youth leader in addition to serving at one time or another on every board and committee in the church. In more recent years this has also been extended to helping send children to church camps. Additionally she has always been interested in the church property making certain that it reflects well on Christ’s Kingdom.
Thelma is unusually bright and continually studying - you will have always found the Bible and a devotional book by her side. This is as true as it has ever been. Never thinking of herself first she has taken the words of Jesus to heart and has always had an interest in helping those who cannot help themselves. This could be children she meets, it could be foreign missions or it could be any other situation. She is always eager to make everyone feel wanted and welcome and loved by all who know her.

Survivors of her family include brothers, Dale (wife Helen) Whitlock of Springfield, IL, William Earl (wife Joan) Whitlock of Litchfield, IL, and sister-in-law, Maxine Whitlock. Preceding her in death are her parents; brothers, Jacob O. Whitlock, Dwight Whitlock, & Denver Whitlock; sisters, Mary Whitlock, Nelma Calme & Wilma Sharp.

Celebration of Life Saturday Feb. 18, 11 :00 A.M. led by Rev. Dr. Eugene Dunkley at Toberman-Dean Funeral Home, Coffeen. Visitation preceding at 10:00 A.M. and interment Shiloh Cemetery to follow. Memorials may be given to the Coffeen Free Methodist Church.

Howard Preston Beard - 73

4/4/1938 - 2/15/2012
Coffeen, IL

Howard Preston Beard, 73, of Coffeen, IL, passed away on Wed., February 15, 2012 @ 6:00 p.m. at Coffeen, IL.  There will be no services.  Cremation rites were accorded.

Mr. Beard was born on April 4, 1938 at Mattoon, IL to the late Preston & Iva M. (Brown) Beard.  He has lived a lifetime in the Coffeen area.  He was a 1956 graduate of Hillsboro High School and worked at Eagle Pitcher until 1983.  He then 
worked at Graham Correctional Center where he retired in 2002.  He was a member of A.F.S.C.M.E. #2856, Irving Masonic Lodge #155, Coffeen Masonic Lodge, and Lion’s International Coffeen Chapter.  He also enjoyed hunting & fishing.

He married Rose M. Gates and later divorced.  He then married Janet Howard in Fayette Co. in 1980.  She survives in Coffeen.  Survivors include his wife; sons, William Beard and Larry Beard both of Coffeen, IL, and John (wife Sandy)Beard of Litchfield, IL; step-children, Debby Drobnack of Springfield, IL, Karen (husband Jeff) Woods of Williamsville, IL, and Lee Brwon of Coffeen, IL; three grandchildren, Cassie Lee, Courtney Beard, & Haley Beard, all of Litchfield; five step-grandchildren, Whitney Drobnack of Williamsville, IL, Sarah Drobnack of Cape Girardeau, MO, Dylan Woods of Peoria, IL, Skylar Woods of Williamsville, IL, & Lillie Ann Brown of Jacksonville, IL; one great-grandchild, David Lee of Litchfield; and one brother, Ernest (wife Dorothy) Hull of Coffeen, IL.  He was preceded by his parents and two sisters.

Memorials may be given to Shiloh Cemetery.

Jerry Thomas Motycka - 75

6/28/1936 - 2/14/2012
Panama, IL

Jerry Thomas Motycka, 75, of Panama, IL passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 12:15 p.m. at his residence.  Visitation will be on Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at First Christian Church of Greenville, IL.  Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at First Christian Church of Greenville with Pastor Darryl Bolen officiating.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Panama, IL.

Mr. Motycka was born on June 28, 1936 at Madison, IL to the late Frank & Regina (Dragoui) Motycka.  He was a 1954 Hillsboro High School Graduate and married Shelby Jean Willman in Granite City, IL on February 11, 1957.  She survives in Panama, IL.  He had lived in Madison, IL and Panama, IL and worked as a foreman at Hillsboro Glass for 42 years.  He was a memeber of  First Christian Church of Greenville, American Quarter Horse Association, and he loved his horses.

Other survivors besides his wife, Shelby, are children, Barry (wife Karen) Motycka of Highland, IL, Scott (wife Julia Dee) Motycka of San Antonio, TX, Gina (husband Kenny) Malloy of Panama, IL, and Mark Cerny of Savannah, GA; 10 grandchildren, and a brother Richard Kelly (wife Dee) Motycka of Panama, IL.  He was preceded by two sisters, Patsy Lee Motycka and Annette Jean Tester.

Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or First Christian Church of Greenville.

Doris A. Edwards - 88

5/24/1923 - 2/14/2012
Hillsboro, IL

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 - 33

5/19/1978 - 2/6/2012
Hillsboro, IL

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 - 95

7/31/1916 - 2/4/2012
Hillsboro, IL

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 - 93

7/18/1918 - 1/31/2012
Hillsboro, IL

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 - 79

7/30/1932 - 1/20/2012
Coffeen, IL

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. 

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